Friday, 4 December 2015

My new Shogun 2 challenge

So I'm doing another total war youtube campaign where I declare war on every faction on hardest difficulty, this time in Shogun 2. Play list below:

I wrote a review of Darkest Dungeon

The first 15 hours or so of the game were alot of fun, the atmosphere/setting is incredible and the gameplay reminded me alot of playing XCOM on ironman. But unfortunately when you scratch the surface you see some pretty deep flaws in the basic design of the game.

While the game is very difficult, it is not truly challenging in terms of strategy or tactics. This is because there is no time limit on your campaign. No matter how badly you play will never need to start over as you would in XCOM, and eventually given enough time put into the game you will acquire enough resources to upgrade all your buildings to the max. Which is basically required in order to progress at all.

So in reality the game is just incredibly grindy. Its not about making the right decisions and starting over if you make the wrong ones. It is only about investing enough time (ALOT!), until you acquire enough resources to be able to beat the game. Which is not a rewarding form of difficulty.

Despite all my complaints the game is probably worth the low cost simply for the fun initial experience. As mentioned the setting/art/narration is great, so I suppose I would still recommend the game even tho it was pretty dam disappointing in the end.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Currently Playing: Haven and Hearth (new 3D relaunch)

Nearly died to bats today which they patched in to grief us cave dwellers.

But generally lovin' the new version of haven so far, go play it.

This is Total War: Baktria Legendary (no peace challenge)

So I managed to get the "This Is Total War!" achievement in Rome 2 on legendary difficulty with the Baktria faction. Impressive right? Well I recorded the whole thing and below is the youtube playlist:


Friday, 22 May 2015

This is a playlist for my Tokugawa Legendary lets play, I've uploaded the entire campaign. It is the complete lets play on Tokugawa on legendary on youtube, which imo is the hardest default total war campaign.

(edit: now all is uploaded)