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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Video games

A quick rundown.

Return of the Obra Dinn (PC) – finished

One of the best and most refreshing games I’ve played in recent years. It’s a game that i can recommend to almost anyone. I started a second play through to see what hints i missed the first time. Although i did miss things i’m not very likely to continue this second play through. Must


Baba is You (Switch) – currently playing 

Another game that tries to do things differently and succeeds. The kind of puzzle game that makes you feel smart for finding the solution but never stupid for failing. I got stuck for a couple of days on a few levels and then one day i breezed through all of them. Funny how the brain works. You always have a few open levels to try and it’s very important because whenever you feel frustrated at 1-2 there are always others you can try. Highly recommend


Bye Bye BoxBoy (3DS) – currently playing

I’ve really enjoyed my time with this series. Bye Bye is the 3rd game (the 4th was released last week on the Switch which has added co-op for the first time) and although i still find it enjoyable, it has started to feel samey. I play just 1-2 levels every couple of days. Recommend

The Legend of Zelda (Switch) – burned out and unfinished?

After 150hrs+ i feel burned out and feeling bad about not finishing it. Brilliant game and i hope i find the motivation and desire soon to continue playing it.

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Posted by on April 29, 2019 in Video games

 

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Video games: Return of the Obra Dinn

Wow… I started playing this yesterday. Wow…..

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2019 in Video games

 

Board games – 1st Quarter 2019 review

Total plays: 62

Distinct games: 27

New-to-me games: 4

Sol: Last Days of a Star, Treasure Island, Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road, Pergamon

Ten+ times: none

Five+ times: 3

Shadowrift, A Feast for Odin, Red7

Collection: 159
Acquired: 2
The Quest for El Dorado, A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians

I had been looking for the english version of The Quest for El Dorado for a long time when i got a heads up at BGG about limited stock at 365games so i went ahead and ordered it. Having said that, it’s been 2 weeks now and the game has still not arrived.

In a moment of weakness, following positive comments on the So Very Wrong About Games podcast, i got a copy of the first expansion of A Feast for Odin. I managed to play it solo once. I liked it but i regretted the purchase not just because it’s an expensive expansion but also because it’s unnecessary. The base game is excellent on its own.

Removed: 2

Space Alert, Space Alert: The New Frontier

Too many co-op games in my library and this has been sitting unplayed on my shelves for almost 5 years now.

Unplayed: 26

Best New to me:

Sol: Last Days of a Star, Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road

Two very different and very good games.

New 10s: n/a

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2019 in Board games