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The_Liquid_Laser said:

Here are some more hints from me:

45. a) Overall I prefer the more linear games from this series, but I decided to remove "Bloodlines" from my list to make room for this game.
b) After you've explored almost everything, this game uses a clever trick to effectively double the size of the game.

42. a) I've always loved this PS3 sequel, but previously I didn't put it on my list.  I've considered it to be fairly similar to the first entry in the series which is much higher on my list.  Maybe the fact that the first game is now on Switch made me change my mind.
b) Some fans of the series criticised this second entry for being "too easy".

45: Sometimes I feel like guessing the same game of multiple people lists, but Symphony of the Night.

42: Dark Souls 2?



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Kakadu18 said:

The ghost catching part I think was done the best in LM2, especially because of it having the biggest ghost variety. The first part has the best atmosphere and is genuinly creepy. LM3 has the best puzzles and boss fights, King Boo in particular is a stand out. I was at first disappointed with LM3 because it constantly recycled the same few ghost types, but it ultimately grew on me and in the end I gad the most fun with it. Everything being destructible helped there too.

Definitely agree on the boss fights being best in 3. King Boo yes but I also loved the Pyramid and the film set boss.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

Here are some more hints from me:

45. a) Overall I prefer the more linear games from this series, but I decided to remove "Bloodlines" from my list to make room for this game.
b) After you've explored almost everything, this game uses a clever trick to effectively double the size of the game.

44.  a) I discovered this digital only tower defense game on the PS3 while I was waiting for some fun physical games to be released.
b) This is part of a series of games, but most games in the series tend to be of a totally different genre than the others.

42. a) I've always loved this PS3 sequel, but previously I didn't put it on my list.  I've considered it to be fairly similar to the first entry in the series which is much higher on my list.  Maybe the fact that the first game is now on Switch made me change my mind.
b) Some fans of the series criticized this second entry for being "too easy".

41.  This is a more kid friendly GBA sequel to a PS1 game with a more serious storyline.

#44 is the PixelJunk series. Tower Defense must be PixelJunk Monsters.



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [peak year] [+], [1], [2], [3], [4]

#38 Valkyria Chronicles 4
guessed by Zippy6
platform Switch/Stadia
release year 2018
developer/publisher Sega
genre turn-based tactic RPG
links Wikipedia
past years 2020: #33, 2019: #44, 2018: #50

Valkyria Chronicles was a series I never tried, until it came with this entry to the Switch. Before release I started to take an interest and learned that it might be very well to my liking. And so it was!

I like deep tactical gameplay, which is why I prefer usually turn-based gameplay over action gameplay, as the faster paced variant has to be cooked down a bit to make it possible to make faster decisions. But Valkyria Chronicles is actually turn-based gameplay with a lot of deep decision making. The game only uses some tricks to hide the fact. So you can move freely - until you have eaten up your alloted movement for the turn. Also seemingly stuff happens in sound and visually - but if you take notice, this doesn't actually have any effect until the turn moves forward.

So yes, this is turn-based gameplay dressed up to look more like real time. And this is fun! I have the deep decision-making but with more adrenaline as the action seems to go forward.

Also the 3D-view is usually a thing that I would think brings less overview helping my decision. But I do have a map-overview too and the 3D-view give you many visual helpers to help make the right decisions. This is a well thought through interface.

The setting is a fictional setting, which is inspired by europe and World War One. The characters are likable and in their history and actions understandable and each has their own unique character.

Visually the game creates very beatiful images with the style of hand-drawn colored images. This is very nice and I do like a less realistic style very much, if it is done well with artistic intention, which is clearly the case here.

Overall this is a well-made package for a fan of tactical games like me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSmVJc88HxE

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So far it is pretty close with guesses for my games, Zippy6 and Kakadu18 (whats with all the numbers) are sharing the lead with three guesses each. But others are close behind. So here more chances to change the ranking:

#35: As the king is consumed by the rot, who will dare to challenge the throne? The tribes of the wolfes, rats, bears and rabbits give it a try. Guessed by Darashiva.

#34: The game starts with the Peach Garden Oath. Each army needs a proper leader. The officers who lead the armies are also needed to develop agriculture or commerce, or to search for items.

#33: En Taro Adun! Guessed by TruckOSaurus.

#32: You have 72 hours. Guessed by TruckOSaurus.

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my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [peak year] [+], [1], [2], [3], [4]

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Mnementh said:

So far it is pretty close with guesses for my games, Zippy6 and Kakadu18 (whats with all the numbers) are sharing the lead with three guesses each. But others are close behind. So here more chances to change the ranking:

#35: As the king is consumed by the rot, who will dare to challenge the throne? The tribes of the wolfes, rats, bears and rabbits give it a try. Guessed by Darashiva.

#34: The game starts with the Peach Garden Oath. Each army needs a proper leader. The officers who lead the armies are also needed to develop agriculture or commerce, or to search for items.

#33: En Taro Adun!

#32: You have 72 hours.

#33: StarCraft

#32: Majora's Mask



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TruckOSaurus said:
Mnementh said:

So far it is pretty close with guesses for my games, Zippy6 and Kakadu18 (whats with all the numbers) are sharing the lead with three guesses each. But others are close behind. So here more chances to change the ranking:

#35: As the king is consumed by the rot, who will dare to challenge the throne? The tribes of the wolfes, rats, bears and rabbits give it a try. Guessed by Darashiva.

#34: The game starts with the Peach Garden Oath. Each army needs a proper leader. The officers who lead the armies are also needed to develop agriculture or commerce, or to search for items.

#33: En Taro Adun!

#32: You have 72 hours.

#33: StarCraft

#32: Majora's Mask

Both correct!



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [peak year] [+], [1], [2], [3], [4]

#37: This sequel features a protagonist with an ass worth saving.
#36: The game marks the first appearance of a blue item that many criticize as punishing players for being good.
#35: Everyone is here! Even canonically dead characters!



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@TruckOSaurus
#36: Mario Kart 64
#35: Smash Ultimate



Kakadu18 said:

@TruckOSaurus
#36: Mario Kart 64
#35: Smash Ultimate

36: Yes
35: No



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