2021 has been a great year for the time loop genre

1 : Anonymous2021/12/21 12:35 ID: rldrq6
2021 has been a great year for the time loop genre
2 : Anonymous2021/12/21 15:33 ID: hpfmx7s

Loop Hero is good too

ID: hpg2nkn

That game is just digital crack.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/21 12:44 ID: hpf2npf

I find it extremely disappointing you did not mention The Outer Wilds: Echos Of The Eye.

ID: hpfy2li

Ahhhhhh I forgot the dlc came out!!!!

Outer Wilds is unfortunately one of those games you can really only play once as the game is immediately beatable as soon as you start; so once you know everything there isn't really really significant replay value

How does Echos of the Eye add more?

ID: hpfyfyk

New environment. I can't say anything but there's a new orbiting object to explore, and new history to uncover, it's not necessary to base game and it doesn't technically interact with it, you won't stumble upon the dlc on accident if you don't know it's there if that makes sense. It's absolutely exactly as good if not better than the base game. It's amazing. It wraps up so much. It tells you really how the nomai got there, in a sense.

ID: hpglae9

I just started playing Outer Wilds and I'm afraid I will not beat the game because I'm stupid.

ID: hpg6bl7

12 minutes while cool got real fucking old quick.

ID: hpf39gu

Well shit

If only I could rewind time to fix my error. Great DLC for a great game!

ID: hpg684n

Welp guess we need to blow up the sun so we can rewind time for you

4 : Anonymous2021/12/21 17:02 ID: hpfzytd

Outer Wilds is the best timeloop game I've ever played. It's weird, stunning, beautiful, and frightening. It's so satisfying traveling to planets and finally piecing together every thing and learning what happens.

First time the world was "forcebly" reset for me, I was just hanging out on the moon and didn't even see what caused it. I thought I did something so I said "welp, I'm not going over there for a bit."

Second time I was actually flying directly at it and I was completely blown away while also going "OH MY GOD THEY SAID THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!!"

A few more playthroughs in I put some pieces of the puzzle together and figured out WHY the sun goes boom And I felt so cool cause it's not spoon fed to you, you have to reach the conclusion once your given some information and you use some observation.

Also fuck Angler fish

ID: hpgp9yi

Agreed, fuck the Angler fish.

5 : Anonymous2021/12/21 14:05 ID: hpfbe89

+1 for Forgotten City. Such a unique game, as well I've started learning more about Roman History this year, and so much of the history is accurately represented in the game

ID: hpfwbwu

Easily the best new game i played this year, one of the few game i completed by making sure i got every single ending.

One tip for those that haven't played it yet, its not very replayable with different characters so i would suggest taking the archeologist character. Supposedly you will find more historical information to learn.

ID: hpg2aan

I might be crazy, but it seems on the surface quite similar to the Forgotten City mod for Skyrim from some years ago. Same developer maybe?

ID: hpg3q4v

Watched a NoClip documentary on the developer's journey from small mod to full-blown game just yesterday in fact. Well worth a watch.

ID: hpg2qki

Yeah it’s literally just the guy who made the mod made it into its own game cuz it was so popular.

6 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:44 ID: hpfx6tl

And you even excluded the best release. Outer Wilds DLC.

ID: hpg5xqk


7 : Anonymous2021/12/21 15:32 ID: hpfmra3

12 minutes while cool got real fucking old quick. I had to look up a guide just figure that shit out.

ID: hpg4x0h

I said the same thing to my friends. Game starts so strong with the narrative kicking up and so many options. Once you explore all those options and see a lot of the scenes you get driven down what feels like a pretty linear and sometimes obscure path. The only thing left is the strong story which sometimes took me an hour of loops just to find the next cutscene/fresh dialogue. The endings beyond the most basic one are simply impossible to navigate without a guide as well. The freedom of choice starts to add some static to the gameplay as lategame you still have 95 options but now only 2 progress the story

ID: hpg8qyl

Well good news, the ending blows.

ID: hpgdxmf

I gave up after i got stuck and read the ending on wikipedia. Wtf, i was not expecting any of that, especially not the incest

ID: hpggz7c

And then the ending is just ass. Definitely one of the dumbest endings I've ever seen in a video game.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:26 ID: hpfuluz

But see… lemnis gate tho

9 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:44 ID: hpfx65g

Don't forget "Lemnis Gate" really cool MP shooter with a 25s timeloop feature.

10 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:21 ID: hpftsjl

Forgotten City was so good!! I downloaded it on Game Pass thinking “fun little game with romans”, two days later I was on my third play through. Such a gem.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/21 19:18 ID: hpgkra7

Don't forget the Outer Wilds DLC! It's a banger

12 : Anonymous2021/12/21 12:45 ID: hpf2qn9

3 good games and 12 minutes

13 : Anonymous2021/12/21 19:01 ID: hpgi7lb

you forgot Outer Wilds DLC

14 : Anonymous2021/12/21 17:56 ID: hpg8amj

12 minutes is family game of the year

15 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:41 ID: hpfwuk3

I enjoyed 12 minutes..for the first 12 minutes. After that it became a repetitive slog that was impossible to figure out without a guide.

ID: hpfxl9m

My one problem with it is the bathroom vent you just can't see. Funny thing is I accidentally clicked on it on my very first loop and then forgot about it and then later couldn't figure out what to do.

ID: hpfz19i

That damn bathroom vent! I spent a good 20 minutes clicking randomly in the bathroom until I got a lucky click and found it.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:17 ID: hpft87z

12 minutes was the worst game. It's a 1/10 and should be removed from existence.

ID: hpfzwbs

I liked the game up until the ending. Like wtf? Why ruin a perfectly good game with incest? And they tried to make it a twist ending by saying he “forgot about it”

17 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:19 ID: hpftk0z

Also we finally got Hades on Ps4 / 5 🙂

18 : Anonymous2021/12/21 13:17 ID: hpf5wjs

12 minutes sucked. The thing you have to do in the first minute (over and over because there are no checkpoints) is distasteful, and the game quickly becomes very tedious as you click on everything and wait for animations over and over and over and over.

ID: hpfs5xj

What’s the distasteful thing in the first minute? I just finished it and have no clue what you are referring to.

ID: hpg9cax

drugging your wife, I assume?

19 : Anonymous2021/12/21 15:01 ID: hpfim76

I'm a sucker for the time loop genre. how good is The Forgotten City?

ID: hpfwob2

copypasting my other comment:

Easily the best new game i played this year, one of the few game i completed by making sure i got every single ending.

One tip for those that haven't played it yet, its not very replayable with different characters so i would suggest taking the archeologist character. Supposedly you will find more historical information to learn.

ID: hpfz8z3

I finished it yesterday - it's great.

You have to forgive some jankiness because this is a small, indie team, and the game was originally a Skyrim mod that has been remade. Expect some minor bugs and jankiness.

HOWEVER you should also expect some very good writing, great voice acting, genuine twists and turns, at least 3 "OH SHIT!" moments, and great endings. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

The way they use ancient history to tell a rich tale, with interesting, unique characters is fantastic.

It's about 5-6 hours to finish it and see all the endings, so it doesn't outstay its welcome. Even in that short time the characters have stayed in my mind.

It's on Gamepass too if you have that.

20 : Anonymous2021/12/21 12:38 ID: hpf21k1

Deathloop was amazing, played it several times

ID: hpf2wc8

It was great indeed. played it several times too because

you're stuck in a loop.

21 : Anonymous2021/12/21 14:52 ID: hpfhdfi

Still no idea how 12 minutes got huge actors for their game

ID: hpftpb3

James McAvoy said in the interview that he didnt read 100% of his lines before recording.

ID: hpg3zky

How do you spend that kinda money on voice talent and then pick a script that awful. There are a million writers out there. How is there STILL so much bad writing in games?

22 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:37 ID: hpfw57f

And you can play Majora's mask for more than the cost of most MMOs a month!

23 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:46 ID: hpfxk85

I get so much fucking anxiety playing the forgotten city I can't even enjoy it. I know this is not the games fault at all, it's a really impressive game, but the loud fucking voice combined with the knowledge you made a mistake, followed by the fucking arrow shooting things....I just can't. It's also why I never finished Fallout 4, I couldn't decide which faction to align with and which ones to destroy, I didn't want to destroy any.

24 : Anonymous2021/12/21 17:43 ID: hpg67lv

Don’t forget Lemnis gate


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