Roy Tang

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May 2021

  • Over the past couple of years, I’ve been regularly playing digital boardgames online on Steam with one of my friend groups, I thought I’d do reviews of them. This is my fourth such review, and this time I’m gonna talk about Root. This is a IRL boardgame by Leder Games with the Steam version published by Dire Wolf Digital. Root is a competitive game themed about multiple factions vying for supremacy in a forest area.

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Mar 2021

  • Over the past couple of years, I’ve been regularly playing digital boardgames online on Steam with one of my friend groups, I thought I’d do reviews of them. Today’s review is for Blood Rage: Digital Edition. This is a Norse mythology themed game based on a IRL boardgame. It’s one of those “place your guys on the map” boardgame where each player vies for control of provinces. The game is divided into three ages, and at the end of each age one of the provinces is destroyed as part of ragnarok.

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Feb 2021

  • Game Review: Knightin'

    A while back, on a whim I purchased this indie game Knightin’ on Steam. I forget how I came across it and why I decided to buy, but no regrets. It’s a tightly-focused dungeon crawler in the style of original Legend of Zelda/Link to the Past dungeons. Each dungeon is a set of rooms you clear one at a time, until you get to the dungeon boss and beat him. Clearing rooms involves defeating enemies, solving puzzles, avoiding obstacles and opening chests.

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  • Over the past couple of years, I’ve been regularly playing digital boardgames online on Steam with one of my friend groups, I thought I’d do reviews of them. My second review is about Scythe: Digital Edition. Scythe is a competitive game where you play one of seven factions in an alternate history post-war Eastern Europe. Players vie to control territories, hire workers, build mechs, accumulate resources, accomplish secret objectives, and other such goals.

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  • Over the past couple of years, I’ve been regularly playing digital boardgames online on Steam with one of my friend groups, I thought I’d do reviews of them. The first one is Sentinels of the Multiverse. We’ve played the IRL boardgame of it before during one of our sporadic in-person meetups. If you’re not familiar, it’s a comics-themed coop game where up to 4 people play as a group of heroes to beat a villain (basically comic book shenanigans).

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Jan 2021

  • Finally finished #FireEmblem #ThreeHouses, or one run at least! Doing the other two might take a while! #NintendoSwitch

    And yes, I could have gotten a much better screenshot from the ending I suppose, but I’m too lazy to go back and get one lol

    Finally finished #FireEmblem #ThreeHouses, or one run at least! Doing the other two might take a while! #NintendoSwitch
And yes, I could have gotten a much better screenshot from the ending I suppose, but I’m too lazy to go back and get one lol

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Aug 2020

  • Finally finished Divinity Original Sin 2. Not sure if I should do a review since due to character choices and party comp, I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of the content, and it might take a couple more runs to alleviate that. But it’s a great turn-based RPG!

    Finally finished Divinity Original Sin 2. Not sure if I should do a review since due to character choices and party comp, I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of the content, and it might take a couple more runs to alleviate that. But it’s a great turn-based RPG!
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Mar 2020

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Nov 2019

  • Review: The Outer Worlds

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Mar 2019

  • Zero Time Dilemma

    With the PS Vita recently being discontinued by Sony, I decided to work on reducing my Vita backlog a bit. One of the games I’d been meaning to play for a while now was Zero Time Dilemma, the third game in the Nonary Games trilogy. I’ve only previously played the 2nd game in the series, Virtue’s Last Reward, which is a bit appropriate given how the events in these games often unfold nonlinearly.

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Feb 2019

  • Game Review: Hollow Knight

    Back in 2017 during a Steam Sale, I was trying to choose a Metroidvania to play. My choices came down to either Ori and the Blind Forest or Hollow Knight. My impression that was that Ori had the more challenging platforming, while Hollow Knight had the more challenging combat. I chose Ori at that time, and I enjoyed that game. Last October, Hollow Knight was in a Humble Monthly, and I decided to go for it.

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  • Game Review: Slay the Spire

    I picked up Slay the Spire during the last (Winter) Steam Sale, not really knowing what I was getting into. I had heard some good things, but I didn’t really know much other than it was a roguelite where I had to go through a dungeon. But it was cheap so I took the dive. I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only was it a roguelite, it was also a deckbuilding game!

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Nov 2018

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Mar 2018

  • Finally finished Twilight Princess HD, which I started back in January. All hearts, 51/60 Poes, 37/50 stamps. With this, the only console Zeldas I haven’t finished are Zelda 2 (which I have on 3DS) and Skyward Sword (maybe I’ll give up on this as I dislike the Wiimote lol)

    Finally finished Twilight Princess HD, which I started back in January. All hearts, 51/60 Poes, 37/50 stamps. With this, the only console Zeldas I haven’t finished are Zelda 2 (which I have on 3DS) and Skyward Sword (maybe I’ll give up on this as I dislike the Wiimote lol)
    Finally finished Twilight Princess HD, which I started back in January. All hearts, 51/60 Poes, 37/50 stamps. With this, the only console Zeldas I haven’t finished are Zelda 2 (which I have on 3DS) and Skyward Sword (maybe I’ll give up on this as I dislike the Wiimote lol)

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Mar 2017

  • Review: Final Fantasy XV

    With The FFXIII trilogy not being particularly well-received and FFXIV being an MMO, Final Fantasy XV has been a long awaited as the next mainline single-player game in the much-acclaimed series. This review will have minor spoilers. (Click to view full-size) 18 Mar 2017 1:30amClose Story FFXV follows the story of Noctis, prince of Lucis and his band of brothers (okay they’re not really brothers, but they might as well be).

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  • I might be done with Stardew Valley. Game was great, but getting the last few achievements would be too grindy for me

    I might be done with Stardew Valley. Game was great, but getting the last few achievements would be too grindy for me
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Feb 2017

  • Review: Duelyst

    After Hearthstone, I tried out a couple of other digital CCGs: Spellweaver and Eternal, but neither one hooked me. The one I enjoyed the most and did pick up to play regularly was Duelyst. So this review is written from the perspective of someone who has played both Magic the Gathering (MTG) and Hearthstone (HS). Hearthstone, Spellweaver and Eternal played like digital MTG with some advantages, as I outlined in the HS post linked above.

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Dec 2016

  • I also finished Persona 3 Portable today (been playing it on and off since Feb 2015). I figured I should clear it off my backlog before P5 next year. Didnt manage a completionist run though

    I also finished Persona 3 Portable today (been playing it on and off since Feb 2015). I figured I should clear it off my backlog before P5 next year. Didnt manage a completionist run though
  • Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X

    Just in time for the end of the year, I finally finished Xenoblade Chronicles X, which I started playing around the first week of August (5 months!), with 120+ hours of game time. The game doesn’t have the best graphics (WiiU, etc), but I really like how it looks and how the world is built and all the different environments and the weird and sometimes absurdly large beasts. (Click to view full-size)

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Mar 2016

  • So I managed to “platinum” Rocket League on Steam (all nonDLC achievements) despite not being very good at it. Goes to show how easy it is to get into, but I guess I’m done with the game for now

    So I managed to “platinum” Rocket League on Steam (all nonDLC achievements) despite not being very good at it. Goes to show how easy it is to get into, but I guess I’m done with the game for now

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Nov 2014

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition spoiler-free review: First off, the game is vast. There’s a ridiculous amount of quests, collectibles and stuff to do. Exploring feels a bit like Kingdom of Amalur where you can’t go far without encountering something to pick up or bad guys to fight. The fighting is a bit more arcade-y than Origins (I did not play DA2 so I cannot compare); I only really switch to Tactical view when fights get tough, the action mode is good enough maybe 60-70% of the time. A real time-sink, this one.

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