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    Xbox museum

    Shameless achievement hunter checking in ...
  2. Yeah, sure enough, I have BB2 as well, and the only payment scheme back then was moonbucks, so that's that theory blown out of the water. Definitely doesn't seem to be as "slick" an operation as all the previous BC batches have been. Does a game being added to the BC list ensure a digital store presence? I'm not sure if DOA4/RR6 have ever been available digitally in the UK/Europe.
  3. Could be just these new ones. On Reddit, there's a comment about there being two versions of some of these recent additions on the store: the original 360 game, and a "new" back-compat version.
  4. I'm reading on Reddit that, if you bought a game using Microsoft moonbucks points back in the day, the BC version won't show up in your library on the recent consoles. Sure enough, I'm not seeing Cloning Clyde, Scramble, and Time Pilot in my list. Hopefully they sort it out soon ... I play Time Pilot on MAME a lot.
  5. Trials Of The Blood Dragon With this completion, I have 100% gamerscore in all xbox Trials games! Yay. I saw some very scathing reviews of this when it came out, so I was initially going to give it a miss, but I'm glad I didn't. It mucks around with the usual Trials formula a fair bit. Purists need not apply, as some of the 27 levels involve a minecart (no suspension, wobbly wheels, prone to random flipping), some have a big 8-wheeler armoured car, and some don't even have a vehicle at all, asking you to manoeuvre a ilttle dude around some platforming levels. Add machine guns and grappling hooks (controlled with the right stick) into the mix, and it's a bit of a madhouse ... but I really enjoyed it! 8/10
  6. Yeah, but then I'll have an annoying compulsion to complete it, and that'll take ... let's see ... hmm, upwards of 60 hours. No ta.
  7. As someone who dislikes having incomplete games on his xbox gamercard, this month's selection for the Top 10 challenge is a nightmare ... full of bloated, online co-op, open world, second-job games that I would never go near. I guess I'll have to do without those 2500+ points this month.
  8. I used it for half an hour, didn't see much difference, so put it away to keep it nice.
  9. I bought a Series X this year, but I'm still using my old 2013 xbone controller, with most of the rubber worn off the sticks, and I get by just fine. Am I doing it wrong?
  10. I'm hammering through these unfinished games so I can have a clean slate when Halo Infinite arrives ... Manifold Garden A very atmospheric puzzler, set in amongst impossible architecture and infinite spaces. I always like big empty spaces in games, for some reason ... probably a remnant of my 8-bit heritage. Anyway, gravity puzzles, walking on walls, and spooky audio are all plus points in my book. Of course, I resorted to a guide to get the final "0% completion" achievement, which was utterly mind-bending, and I am amazed that anyone had the patience to figure it out. 8/10
  11. Psychonauts 2 I rather enjoyed this. Obviously there are better 3D platformers, and the combat was nothing special, but the overall style, imagination, presentation and charm papered over all those cracks. Lots of fun. 8/10
  12. I got a heavy Naomi Watts vibe from Emily in "Deadly Premonition".
  13. Sorry if I've been spamming this thread this week ... self-isolation is good for gaming progress. Streets Of Rage 4 This is just a re-completion, since they added the survival mode and several new achievements. The survival mode is an excellent addition, lots of fun ... which is just as well, considering the grind that is required to unlock all the new moves. Sadly, a couple of the new unlockable blitz moves seem highly overpowered, especially Cherry's. Once I had that powered up, and the perk that gives you back some of the damage you deal as health, I felt kinda invincible. I took her up into wave 30+ and eventually just let myself get killed, as it was becoming boring. Regardless of that, still a fabulous game.
  14. Limbo I had already completed this on the 360, but replayed the XB1 version because 1) it's a great game, and 2) there were some MSRewards points for doing so! Pretty much identical to the 360 version. I guess it probably has a higher resolution (and maybe frame rate? I can't recall). It a testament to how good it is that I played through it three times in rapid succession to get the "complete with 5 deaths or fewer" achievement. Fantastically atmospheric platform game with some good puzzles. 9/10 The Procession To Calvary A fairly simple point-and-click puzzle adventure game, but done in a unique style: all the graphics have been taken from old Renaissance paintings, and stitched together (a bit like the Terry Gilliam animations in Monty Python), and the music is lovely Bach/cantata/chamber orchestra stuff. It doesn't take long to finish, and has good puzzles that don't take the piss: I didn't need to refer to a guide at any time. It also has a great sense of humour, and gave me some proper chuckles along the way. Only annoyances were an overly-speedy cursor, and a font that was sometimes hard to read when it was displayed in darker colours. 8/10
  15. Twelve Minutes I played this for a couple of hours and decided it wasn't for me, so just followed a guide to get it off my "incomplete" list, hence no rating. As a kid, I was a big fan of interactive fiction (or text adventures as they were called back then), and have enjoyed many modern IF "micro" games, where there aren't many locations/objects/characters, but what there is, is very solidly fleshed out. This had that kinda vibe, but with a much sillier plot. I think it would have been better as a text adventure, as the body language of the characters often didn't mesh up with the dialogue, which ruined any immersion. No such problem in pure text, where your imagination does the work. Speaking of the dialogue, I didn't think it worked particularly well, e.g. trying to realistically convey unprompted responses from the husband while he silently observes his beloved wife's murder. Again, would have worked better left to the imagination (I realise nobody would buy a text adventure these days). Also, virtual marks off for hiring two (no doubt very expensive) Hollywood A-lister Brits to phone in their American accent performances. I had played through most of the game before I remembered who they were.
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