games completed in 2017.
(multiple completions of the same game only count once.)
- The demo was out, and I tried it in a coffee break at work. It's seem very Dark Souls-y, maybe with some Onimusha in there as well. Neither the frame rate nor the graphics was all that great, but the core gameplay seemed entertaining and challenging enough that I would give the finished game a shot.
- I saw a cool slime enemy in a live IGN stream, checked the Coolshop page, and bought it. That's 529 DKK less on my bank account.
- I had a visit from Jeppe, Kjetil, Nabaz, Jonas, and later Maria, and Nabaz, Jeppe and I tried playing through the first half of the Tower of London. Nabaz wasn't impressed, but Jeppe seemed convinced that he wanted the game for himself.
- I completed the tutorial and the fisherman's village level. The big demon guy with two swords was horrible, and I had to sneak around him. I'm using a big axe as my main weapon, with a big katana as a backup. The fight against Onryoki went pretty well. Now, why does Hanzo use a cat as a pocket watch?
- How to quit a mission? Himorogi Fragments allow you to quit a mission and return to the map at the cost of all your Amrita (similar to Darksign in DS), Himorogi Fragments allow you to do it without losing Amrita (similar to Homeward Bone in DS).
- I was stuck on Hino-enma, the Bat Lady for a while, she was an incredible difficulty spike so early in the game. When I finally beat her by carefully dodging her paralysis attacks, blocking her spinning attack, and avoiding everything else, the game opened up and became very enjoyable.
- I enjoy the side missions, having a new challenge in a layout I already am familiar with feels good.
- I completed mission 4, a very cool two-part mission that starts out in a rainy courtyard, and proceeds into the dungeons beneath a castle. The boss creature Nue guarded the second area, and I managed to destroy it on my first attempt. The dungeons were guarded by a Terracotta Army, but the real enemy was my lack of a sense of direction, and I wandered around for a long while before figuring out the eye-thing that opened the locked doors. In my defense, the Bloodborne chalice dungeon-like area was a bit confusing to figure out. The final boss, Tachibana Muneshige, also was defeated in my first attempt.