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Old 07-29-2017, 11:16 PM   #651
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Re: Review the Last Game You Finished

Pyre

Pyre is made by the same people that did Transistor (8.5/10 imo) and Bastion (7.5/10 imo). I really enjoyed both of those games. The art style and music were home runs for me and the games were fun to play (Bastion was a tad too long as it got repetitive towards the end, although Transistor was the absolute perfect length). So I preordered this one and got to check it out this week.

I quite enjoyed how they went in an entirely different direction this time. While Bastion and Transistor felt like near constant action, Pyre is basically a visual novel with a small minigame throughout each cycle. It's heavily focused on the story (about 80% of the game is reading backstory, making decisions based on things others are saying, learning about what's happening, and developing not only your characters but your adversaries as well).

The mini game is a quick paced game similar to basketball where your team of three tries to put the ball in the opponents circle while defending their own. The mini game is one you can fully customize. Each character has different strengths/weaknesses, there's an ability tree for each of them as they progress, and there are talismans that also give them various abilities.

That perk highlights the big positive of the game: it branches out in an extremely large number of ways. There is no set story. Rather, your story depends on the things you choose to do. How you respond to people, who you choose for your team, how you customize your team, whether you win or lose, where you choose to go, and who you choose to face are all things that have an effect on the story. Unlike most games, whether you win or lose doesn't matter. If you win the story branches one way. If you lose, you learn from that loss and it branches another. They claim that it's very hard for two people to play the exact same game. Which is pretty cool.

The downside is that it does get repetitive after a bit. There are quite a number of cycles with few deviations once it gets rolling. The mini game is fun to play though and the story is interesting, so it's not a huge deal. There definitely was a stretch where I was ready for it to end before it hit the end game however.

Overall the game has some beautiful art, some great music, a thorough and interesting story, good character development, and a fun mini game to play. I just wish it were 90 minutes shorter.


Final rating: 6.5/10 (still worth playing for sure)
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:06 AM   #652
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Team fortress 2 360 still my most played game

Got ps4 and overwatch but no game I have on next gen is close to this

Would love get pc just for this game but too much money for a poor person

Those demoman and engineering dudes still give me nightmares.

10/10 value brings out half life 3 and tf2 that would be heaven but never going happen.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:57 PM   #653
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Team fortress 2 360 still my most played game

Got ps4 and overwatch but no game I have on next gen is close to this

Would love get pc just for this game but too much money for a poor person

Those demoman and engineering dudes still give me nightmares.

10/10 value brings out half life 3 and tf2 that would be heaven but never going happen.

I never really got into TF2 but just tried out Killing Floor 2 and am loving it, similar to Left4Dead if you ever played that but more focus on different classes.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:28 PM   #654
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I really dug KF2 and my only real beefs with it was that there are only 2 bosses and since you have to play SOOOO goddamn much to unlock the perks, it got a little boring quick. Its awesome with a group of friends though.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:47 PM   #655
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Having only 2 bosses is ridiculous, that is an unbelievable decision to me in terms of affecting replay value. I wonder if they sped up the perks because I got a Gunslinger to level 7 after a few games while splashing around other classes.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:29 PM   #656
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Team fortress 2 360 still my most played game

Got ps4 and overwatch but no game I have on next gen is close to this

Would love get pc just for this game but too much money for a poor person

Those demoman and engineering dudes still give me nightmares.

10/10 value brings out half life 3 and tf2 that would be heaven but never going happen.
Yep.

That, BF:BC2, and Halo: Reach are still GOATs.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:08 PM   #657
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Just got into bayonatta free Xbox live forgot how fun game is, as long as you skip the below average story

Those extra stages were have limits are tough, stuck on the part were have stay in air for 60 something seconds, got to 1sec left couple times arrgh

Great game even though a just button bash same move that works, and also get aching hands due to all the evades, trying get better then stone trophy end level which is hard for me

Love tune fly me to the moon catchy tune sticks in my head after playing

8.5/10
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:02 PM   #658
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just finished playing the campaing on cod ghosts, i think it doesnt deserves anything to write about, but a warning for all to not commit that mistake.
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