Reviews by Stroym

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
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I see Trine, I buy

Trine 4 falls a bit short compared to Trine 2, but it's more beautiful than ever and still a lovely experience. Now with cute animals and a cool map to track the story progression.

by Stroym, Czech Republic - May 30th 2020
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Dishonored Definitive Edition
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A must play stealth experience

Dishonored is a must play for any stealth fans. The worldbuilding is amazing, the gameplay mechanics are fun and enganing and for once most of them are actually useful more than once.

by Stroym, Czech Republic - May 30th 2020
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RAGE
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Short, but sweet

Unfortunately Rage ends rather abruptly (I think there was some issue with funding, so... yeah) but it's a really nice FPS nevertheless. Nice story, great gameplay, bunch of stuff to do outside the main story.

by Stroym, Czech Republic - Oct 10th 2019
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Endless Legend - Guardians DLC
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Great DLC, could be a bit bigger

The Guardians DLC adds to an already pretty good and finished feeling game, though I can't say the guardians themselves are mandatory or anything. Or at least when serious AI uses them, you can totally get on without them, but I suppose it depends. Which is probably a good thing, as if they were so strong you'd literally have to get them, it'd be boring. Plus there's a special anti-guardian unit and hero equipment, should you have trouble with them.

The world quests and events are really nice, though. Depending on what you're going for you can further improve your strategy, provided you are fast and or lucky enough.

If you enjoy playing Endless Legend, you should totally get this DLC - you should totally get all of them, as making something this good even better is just a nobrainer. I'd probably get it on a sale, though, since for the full price it doesn't feel like it adds enough to the game, so that's why it's 4 stars. It's a great DLC regardless of the price, though.

by Stroym, Czech Republic - Oct 30th 2017
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Kingdom: New Lands
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Nice pixel sidescroller, but not so much replayability past a certain point

I'm not usually into pixel art games, but I gotta say there's some magic to that style. This is a nice sidescroller, but it can - and will - get rather boring, once you pass a certain point and you just want to get the 100 day achievement.
Your survival will partly depend on how your terrain generates, though if you really want to, you can edit your save files with a text editor (though it's a mess).
I'm not sure I'd get it for full price again, but it's definitely worth the purchase on sale, as you'll spend quite a few hours exploring the game and it really takes a while to get to the point you've unlocked everything. It's especially challenging in the beginning, when you have no real idea what's actually going on.
There are - or at least were - seasonal mounts added after the game's release, so that's kinda nice. I'm only really sure about the Halloween mount, though.
It's also nice you (should) get the Classic version with the purchase of New Lands, so you can experience even the old game, which is slightly different.

by Stroym, Czech Republic - Oct 30th 2017
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Endless Legend - Shadows DLC
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Great DLC adding another layer of gameplay

This DLC adds espionage and an entire new race, that's closely tied to espionage, to Endless Legend. All other races just use espionage pretty much for being annoying (slowing down production, research, killing population in a city or kidnapping/killing governors) and getting to know what's going on in a certain empire, but the Forgotten - the new race - uses it also to steal technologies, which others can't do.
That's tied to the fact that the Forgotten can't use science - instead they buy techs with dust, which gets expensive fast. (Also make sure to complete Forgotten's quest line ASAP, it really is worth it.)
The Forgotten are quite fun with their dual wielding, though it means their defence sucks, as they can't use shields. With that said, their military is by no means weak, though you might not necessarily win by using it. I remember my first win with them was nor supremancy neither elimination, but commerce. Since later on you really want to produce a lot of dust in order to be able to buy technologies.
Another fun thing with the Forgotten is that you can be quite picky about where you settle, though not necessarily as much as Vaulers, since one stage of their faction quest unlocks a building that adds +1 resource on any extractor in a city, so combined with research you can get it up to +2 on strategics.
If you enjoyed the base game, just get this DLC. Just get them all. ;)

by Stroym, Czech Republic - Oct 30th 2017
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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
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Beautiful sidescroller

As a huge fan of puzzle sidescrollers, I can't say I'm not satisfied. While the story has some cliches, it's certainly interesting. As for the gameplay, it can be plenty challenging, especially later on, when you have access to your whole movement arsenal. You get a twist of action here and there, where you can't really afford to lollygag, especially if you want to collect everything in that level.

The game on itself is just stunningly beautiful, but you need appropirately powerful machine to enjoy this bliss. Graphics options are limited to just resolution changes, but that's understandable, provided how the game was made.

Overall I'd say 10/10, but Trine is still Trine. ;)

by Stroym, Czech Republic - Mar 10th 2017
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