Lara Croft Go was my first choice, it's a turn by turn based puzzle game that has you obviously searching for treasure whilst avoiding pitfalls & either escaping or killing creatures like snakes/lizards.
I only managed to get stuck on one level for a while until I figured it out but the majority are pretty straight forward & fairly simple. There is also a Hitman Game which use's a similar play-style which I have not yet played. There is a new Monument Valley style game called Dream Machine which I will start next but for now back to Batman.
I had quite a few choices on what to play next after completing MGSV but I decided to go for Batman Arkham Knight, the final game in the Rocksteady trilogy.
Firstly I like that is has a difficulty mode setting so I went straight for easy to save on any rsi pains during the long fight sequences. I've played a fair bit already just not had time to blog about it, there are tons of side missions from the riddler challenges, murder investigations to rescuing firemen.
I wasn't sure how the batmobile would be used but it is implemented pretty well & enjoyable to drive around & complete various challenges. The main campaign so far is about Scarecrow & other villains who have teamed up to take over the city. There are some very good story sequences which I won't spoil but I am enjoying the game very much.
One of my recent better drawings was the Nintendo Gameboy, guess the game?
With 3 seconds to go till overtime I launched some arrows which destroyed the enemy tower with no time left on the clock.
I am firmly in arena 4 now with around 1300+ trophies (it fluctuates depending on my wins/losses).
Need some more gold to upgrade the Prince & then aim for 1400 trophies to make it into arena 5.
Anyhow in between these are some new missions to complete & a chain of Eli/Quiet missions which finish off their story-lines.
The final mission surprise surprise is a replay of the first but with some home truths thrown in to show you the real picture.
A sometimes confusing experience but overall an enjoyable open world game, not sure if we will ever see another game in the series but I for one will not miss the long cut scenes.
(Spoilers in the video below)
I tried Episode 33 previously so did not bother attempting that again & instead went with Episode 34 Backup, Back Down. Grabbed a missile launcher & just destroyed lots of vehicles fairly easily.
I did miss the open world gameplay & do enjoy cleaning out camps of soldiers. I've hit the base limit of 1400 staff so I've been getting rid of any B or lower rated staff to replace with the S or A ranked that can be found or rewarded.
Completed a few more missions & some side-ops over the Easter weekend. Did not enjoy a certain Quiet interrogation cut-scene but cracking on to Episode 38 next.
Skeleton Army is great for taking care of tank type enemies like the giant, prince or skeleton giant.
Although they can easily be defeated by the arrows, I will still keep them in my deck.
You can also chat with clan members & have friendly battles.
If you are looking for a clan to join, search for ugvm
I'm level 6 at the moment & hovering around 925 trophies. Seem to be getting quite a few drawers lately.
In true Game of Thrones style there are some shock sequences & not much in the way of happy endings.
Like most Telltale games if you enjoy the original content then you will enjoy the experience.
Season 1 completed.
Not sure what I'm going to play next, maybe DriveClub or part 2 of MGS V?
I tend to play with deck 2 mostly because it gives me a good range with a couple of strong characters like the Giant/Baby Dragon & basic characters like archers, knights & bombers. I do like the bomb tower which can defend a large area.
Deck 3 is the strongest with all the big heavy hitters but the average elixir cost of 4.2 takes a while to recharge.
I would say anything between 3 to 3.5 is about right to have a strong team. I've level 5 at the moment & nearly have 800 trophies to unlock Arena 3.
Outside of iOS I'm still plodding along on Game of Thrones & completed Episode 3 yesterday evening. I've not yet deleted my MGS5 save so may yet go back to play Part 2.
It has a few timers on chests unlock & you need quite a bit of gold to level up characters past level 3 but I'm enjoying it for the 5 to 10 mins a day I play it.
The screenshot shows me winning a game against Satsuma controlling the whole map.
It needs a few changes on the multi-player like a rematch option with a random map & the friends list needs to only list those that own the game & not everyone.
Yes I'm still playing Metal Gear Solid V, the difficulty has increased in the last few missions which have resulted in quite a few failed attempts & the inevitable Snake, SnakE, SNAKE !!
I was especially frustrated with Mission 31 where twice I managed to get very close to killing Sahelanthropus only to die by an explosion or rocket. Mohsin wanted to have a turn & managed to complete the mission. With the ending FMV & roll of credits I expected the game to be completed but apparently not.
I'm probably done with the game for now so for me I am marking it as complete. Back to Game of Thrones & Episode 2.
Twin stick shooters unfortunately seem to be the norm for most 4 player games, there really should be more choice by now.
We still have Gauntlet & Helldivers to play but next on the play list is the daddy of them all Diablo 3.