Almanac

by Robb Knight

Game posts
65 posts found
Deathloop 2021
PS5
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 2021
PS5

This game looks incredible but I think the biggest part of it is the resistance on the triggers; every weapon legitimately feels different.

Control Ultimate Edition 2019
PS5

This was a hell of a lot of fun. The ashtray maze was incredible, it reminded me of the Matrix lobby scene.

Destruction Allstars 2021
PS5

Need to give this 6 months to see if they add anything else. Right now it feels shallow and kind of boring.

Lego Harry Potter 1-4
PS4
Skate 2007
Xbox 360

This is really hard to get the hang of, especially with ~20 years of THPS muscle memory but once I did, I really enjoy just skating around.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising 2020
PS5

Despite the similarities between this and Breath of the Wild, I really enjoy this (where I disliked BotW).

I hit some issues that needed a restart a couple of times and it doesn't have the polish of a "real" PS5 game but I had a ton of fun playing this.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018
PS4

Someone finally remembered Tomb Raider is supposed to be about tombs.

My Friend Pedro 2019
PS4

This is ridiculously fun, although I’m not a massive fan of Pedro’s levels.

Unravel Two 2018
PS4

This game is gorgeous.

Untitled Goose Game 2019
PS4

This was fun but very short. Not sure it's worth the full price.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales 2020
New Game Plus | PS5
Bugsnax 2020
PS5

This is a lot of fun and feels like if the Pokémon catching gameplay had actually progressed it the last 20 years. I have some issues with it (no fast travel, a lot of loading screens, mission design seems messy) but overall I enjoyed it.

The story definitely didn't go where I expected it to.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure 2020
PS5

This is a really solid platformer with a lot of variety. The music levels are a particular highlight.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales 2020
PS5

This is a lot shorter than the first game but that works in it's favour: no more sneaking as MJ or doing dumb circuit board puzzles.

Astro's Playroom 2020
PS5

This is a hell of a lot of run to play and is an excellent way to demonstrating what the DualSense can do.

Ratchet & Clank 2016
PS4

I'd forgotten just how fun these games are and now I'm even more excited for the new one.

Uncharted 4
PS4
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 2020
All Skater Challenges and Gaps | PS4
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 2020
100% Goals | PS4

This is the perfect remaster. It's exactly like I remember it (it's not, the originals look terrible now) and adds a lot of modern touches that make sense and make this properly complete game. I'm going to be doing the challenges for a long time. The new soundtrack is incredible as well.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002
PS2

This is a big change from the first three. Way more goals and the difficulty it way higher.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 2020
PS4

This is a lot of fun, but I hope there's some more variation added soon otherwise it's gunna get old fast. There's also a lot of luck required in addition to skill, which can make it a bit frustrating. Also, fuck the match the fruit level, it sucks.

The Last of Us Part II 2020
PS4

Review contains spoilers. Reveal your secrets.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2001
PS2

I really hope after the 1+2 remake we get a remake of this one (and 4).

Pokémon Sword 2019
Switch

This was really good and they nailed the UK vibe (even if it is a bit over-the-top at times).

The Last of Us: Left Behind 2014
PS4
The Last of Us 2014
Remastered | PS4

I'm about 6 years late but it was so worth it.

Get to Know Me: Video Games
One of those Twitter meme things

Favorite female video game character: Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn

A game that's so bad but so good: Bishi Bashi Special, PS1

A game that hit an emotional spot in your heart: Gone Home

Favorite game developer or studio: Naughty Dog

Favorite male video game character: Sully, Uncharted

A game that not enough people talk about: Shadow of Memories, PS2

Favorite villain (Be mindful of spoilers): FizzCo, Sunset Overdrive

Favorite game as a kid: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3

5 of your favorite video games: See this post

A game or series that you've never been interested in: Smash Bros

A game that never gets old: Mario Kart

A game that everyone should play at least once: Red Dead Redemption

Favorite genre: Single-player story-driven

That game you REALLY should have played by now: Last of Us

Favorite indie game you played recently: Golf Story

Yoshi's Crafted World Demo
Switch

This game is delightful. Pre-ordered the full game immediately.

Detroit: Become Human

Damn this was good. Definitely need to play through again and be a bastard this time.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2018
Silver Lining | PS4

I didn't enjoy the last mission, but otherwise a solid DLC chapter.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2018
Turf Wars | PS4

This is much harder than the main game and Screwball's stealth missions are really annoying.

Also, the Raimi suit came our while I was playing this chapter.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2018
The Heist | PS4

Fuck the guys with miniguns.

Red Dead Redemption 2
Epilogue

Perfect.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Perfect.

Red Dead Redemption 2
Main Story

I still don't like the controls, but holy shit do Rockstar know how to make a good story.

Initial Thoughts on Red Dead Redemption 2
  • I think they used the same cougar sound effect from the first one. When I heard it, I had flashbacks
  • The map is huge, I'll be surprised if I finish this in less than 100 hours
  • The controls for switching weapons, items, and clothing are so confusing
Marvel's Spider-Man 2018
PS4

Review contains spoilers. Reveal your secrets.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Donkey Kong Adventure | Switch

Not as good as the main game but still pretty enjoyable.

Toad Treasure Tracker
Demo

I really enjoyed playing the three demo levels while in handheld but in docked mode, the motion controls are massively annoying; it'll be impossible for me to play like that. I'll still get the game, but it'll be handheld all the way.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Main Story | Switch

I wasn't sure if I would like this game that much but it's a lot of fun.

#GameStruck4

Other contenders:

Golf Story
Switch

I didn't actually finish this because I don't have the patience for the last tournament, but I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the game.

Life is Strange
PS4

Lots of problems with animation and frame rates, but the story and game mechanics are fascinating.

Horizon: Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds
PS4

An amazing addition to the main game. Hard as hell though.

Super Mario Odyssey
Post-Story | Switch

There is so much to do after the main story. I'm still annoyed about the required motion controls, but overall I loved this game.

Super Mario Odyssey
Main Story | Switch

This is going head-on against Jak and Daxter as my favourite platformer ever. Everything about this game oozes quality.

My only complaint is the requirement of motion controls for some sections of the game. Perhaps someone at Nintendo should have tried to complete the game without using them.

Uncharted: Lost Legacy
PS4

Perfect. My favourite Uncharted game.

Behold the Kickmen 2017
macOS

Despite starting as a joke, Behold the Kickmen is a really fun game with a ridiculous story that I actually found myself caring about.

Firewatch
PS4

Mostly boring story and constant frame rate drops. Nope.