Game Tycoon 2
- First of all, this is not a Game Dev Tycoon! These two games may share similar topic, but the concepts are different. *
I’m recommending this game, because I enjoyed both first and second game in series, and there are only few games of this genre available. Sure, it has it’s pros and cons, but I think that true fans will find a way to enjoy it.
The game it self may be clunky, with not so sharp graphics, but underneath it is a true tycoon game. Tutorials may be better, but at the end it is us who needs to discover the whole game (yes, game developers wanted to be mysterious).
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Not a bad game, but, frankly, it fails to reach the “standard” quality of the genre,
If you want to check, I own the majority of the “game development” games on Steam (and also some “small” non-Steam productions).
I have put this game at the end of the list and I’m really sorry to say this.
The main problems are:
- there is a good tutorial, but this doesn’t help to understand how a game… sell! There is a strange feedback system that helps very little (there is a quality rating and a “professional” rating: this could work, but, at the end, only makes you create the best games on the market and see them selling very little…)
this game is fucking amazing, a huge step up from the original
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Aladdin for the Super Nintendo is your basic run-of-the-mill videogame that was adapted for the movie
Dino Eggs: Rebirth
A great homage to the original 1983 game, which is among my favorite Commodore games. Rebirth is just as addictive as its predecessor, and I love how the graphics, mechanics and sound effects all have elements that play off the original. My ONLY criticism is the atrocious kerning on the large scrolling cutscene text (I’m a graphic designer) - but otherwise I love it!
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Having played the original since I was 7, I was quite intrigued by this reboot. I was not disappointed. It deftly straddles the line between nostalgic value and modern playability.
I have not yet played multiplayer with anyone as yet…hint hint, friends! 😸
*Note that all achievements are broken as of this time of writing (7 Nov 2021).
Playing status: finished the game
Sunshine Manor is a prequel to Camp Sunshine, a horror adventure game about running away from a killer bear on camping grounds. The prequel tries to break the horror element, introducing more gameplay to make it more focused on exploration, fighting enemies that are blocking your way if necessary.
5+1 unique boss fights
Dungeons that focuses on a different mechanic
Sunshine Manor was a great game! I didn’t know about this game until the Developer came to me and gave me a copy to try on stream (plus a copy of Camp Sunshine). My stream had SO much fun watching through the play through and many of them subsequently went to purchase the game on Steam.
*Soundtrack - this soundtrack is the best part of the game! It’s banger as fuck!
*Battle system - the attack with your Psychic ability is great
*Auto Use of items - You auto use items when you need to use them
Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade
Great port with one glaring omission: the lack of 4:3 resolution support. Running the game in full screen on my 4:3 monitor results in letterboxed 16:9, which causes two significant issues:
Darius Gaiden cannot be played in true fullscreen at its native aspect ratio. You can either play in stretched letterboxed 16:9, or in letterboxed-and-pillarboxed 4:3. No matter what, it won’t fill the screen.
Multi-monitor mode for the games that support it cannot be correctly lined up and scaled, because the “seams” of the screens don’t correspond with the monitor resolutions. Stretching the game past the internal boundaries of the game resolution just results in the image being cropped, even though there is screen space there; said screen space is just black. I presume this is also an issue on multi-monitor 16:9 displays.
EDIT: It’s been almost a week and nothing regarding possible issues is coming, kinda scared they aren’t saying anything about it, not recommending until they at least give words for the issues on the port (That is, if M2 stops reposting Senjin Aleste Fanart in their goddamn Twitter…)
The price is quite excessive if they don’t fix these issues (It’s 2021, these issues shouldn’t be there in the first place, no, “M2 is not experienced with PC, that’s why BASIC stuff happened” is not an excuse).
Not a perfect port, but it’s been less than 2 days since it was released.