Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ghostbusters

Post-Launch Review
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PC)
Developer: Terminal Reality
Released: June 2009
Played: complete in 7h42m

About

Original Ghostbusters actors Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson reprise their roles in a new story set in the 1991, two years after the events of Ghostbusters II. The Ghostbusters are successful contractors for the City of New York - successful enough to be hiring. You're the new recruit brought on just in time for a major new paranormal event with ties to old foes Gozer and occultist architect Ivo Shandor. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Kholat

Post-Launch Review
Kholat (PC)
Developer: IMGN.PRO
Released: June 2015
Played: complete in 3h48m

About

In February 1959, an experienced student expedition vanished on the mountain Kholat Syakhl in northern Russia, and were later found dead under strange and still unexplained circumstances (this is a real thing that happened). Years later, you explore the harsh mountain, attempting to piece together what happened to the expedition... But you're not alone, and there's more out there than just you and the dead.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Assassin's Creed Rogue

Post-Launch Review
Assassin's Creed: Rogue (PC)
Developer: Ubisoft Sofia
Released: November 2014 (X360/PS3) / March 2015 (PC)
Played: 100% sync in 34h

About

Shay Patrick Cormac is a young Assassin rising in the ranks in the North Atlantic around the St Lawrence River when he's sent on a mission that leaves him horrified with the direction and outlook of the Assassins. Left for dead and seething over his feelings of betrayal and abandonment, Shay is taken in by people he used to believe were enemies and sets out to stop his former friends from fulfilling their plans... at any cost.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Post-Launch Review
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PC)
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Released: October 2013
Played: 100% sync in 60h; 100% both DLC in 10h

About

Play as Edward Kenway, the grandfather of Assassin's Creed III hero. Edward travels to the Caribbean to seek glory and fortune as a pirate, building up his ship, his crew, and his legend. He stumbles into the struggle between the Assassins and Templars, in a race for the mysterious, powerful artifact called the Lighthouse - which Edward is sure he can sell for more wealth than he could ever want.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Life Is Strange

Post-Launch Review
Life Is Strange (PC)
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Released: 2015 (first episode January, last episode October)
Played: 100% complete in 15h (all 5 episodes)

About

Max Caulfield returns to her home town to attend an art school for photography, but when she sees her childhood friend attacked, Max discovers an ability to rewind and alter time. Max initially uses her power to help people in minor ways but soon uncovers a dark secret lurking behind Blackwell Academy and the town of Arcadia Bay - and she believes that solving the mystery is the key to preventing a massive tornado that will destroy the town in five days.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

SOMA

Post-Launch Review
SOMA (PC)
Developer: Frictional Games
Released: September 2015
Played: complete in 8h:42min

About

Simon Jarrett gets a brain scan to determine how to help him recover from a car crash. He wakes up a hundred years later, disoriented and alone, in a damaged underwater facility populated only by confused robots and strange hostile creatures. As Simon tries to discover what happened to him, to the people on the station, and to the rest of the world, he's forced to confront questions of who he is and what it means to be human.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Evil Within

Post-Launch Review
The Evil Within (PC)
Developer: Tango Gameworks
Released: October 2014
Played: story complete in 13h

About

During a call to investigate a disturbance at Beacon Hill mental hospital, police detective Castellanos encounters a hostile, badly-burned man with incredible power. Castellanos finds himself trapped in a constantly-changing landscape full of monsters, gore, and dark memories. The detective sets out to find his missing colleagues, escape the twisted world trapping them, and stop the malevolent apparition in the white hood. 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Hiatus

Well, I keep saying I'm going to come back to this, and I keep not having time. So I guess I'm officially announcing a hiatus. Maybe I'll manage to post a review every now and then, but since this has always been a zero-income project, I just don't have the time when I'm working long hours 6 or 7 days a week. I hope I'll be able to come back to Post-Launch Reviews soon, but until then, many thanks to loyal readers and the r/patientgamers subreddit!

Friday, 6 May 2016

Back soon!

Content drought has gone on longer than I expected due to being really busy. But I should have time to get back into some games approximately now, so I'll try to put something up soon. I've started on Crysis 3 because I forgot I have Far Cry Primal, so one of those will probably be the next thing.