One Hour Steam Game Challenge! In which I try to play at least one hour of every game I own on Steam, since Valve torments us all by giving us such great deals on games we can't help but buy them regardless of whether we actually want them or have even heard of them. My goal is to get my Steam list to 100% played.
I took some notes during Extra Life (which was AWESOME) for a few games I played. Mostly ending up doing Torchlight 2 the majority of the 24 hours though.
Flotilla (60 minutes) - No idea where this game is from.
It was a strategy game that I didn't particularly care for mostly because I had no idea what was going on. You had to change the angles and shit on your space ships to try and get them to fly right at the enemies and shoot them from the right angle. I think I only lasted 60 minutes because the game was easy to just do randomly and click a button and sit back and look at without doing anything as long as you didn't care about losing. I liked the music and the cuteness factor to it too. Everything looked like puppets / a puppet show.
Play again? Nay.
Gratuitous Space Battles (64 minutes) - I think this one came from either a Humble Bundle or an indie pack.
A little more fun than the first one, but still a strategy game in space. I didn't even try with this game and I apparently completely missed the point of it in the way I was playing by just tossing whatever default ships out they gave me. Beau explained it to me that it's suppose to be like you have a bunch of Lego parts and you are building a fleet and pew pewing the enemy with them in your imagination. I actually did pretty well with this one just playing it randomly, at least on the first handful of levels. I also liked this one because when you click the go button it took even MORE time to show the battle play out. You could fast forward it, but it was nice to sit back and eat breakfast while I watched it play out. It was a good way to start the morning despite the fact that I will probably not play it again.
Play again? Unlikely.
F.E.A.R. (56 minutes) - No idea. Probably bought it on sale.
I wasn't a huge fan of it. The game play and shooting mechanics definitely feel as smooth as everyone said they would which is what the game is more or less famous for I guess, but I didn't particularly care about bullet time and I found some of the controls to be a bit awkward which I could have switched up but was too lazy to. I might like that game better if I'm trying a little harder next time. I do like that the auto-saves aren't terribly far apart so when I died (a lot) it wasn't a huge deal to run back to where I was and try to kill the same guys again in a different way.
Play again? Probably will, on principle.