Twistor
Reko   Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
 
 
A gamer-scientist hybrid from Finland, I'm a budding space physicist who's enthusiastic about games. I take a habit of writing reviews of games I finish.

Oh, moar info! :abs_happy:

I started my gaming "career" with Game&Watch and when allowed, playing some stronger stuff like Commander Keen , Wolfenstein 3D and Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure , and later the various classic NES games.

Warcraft II was the first game I ever bought with my pocket money. :Dosh: Little Big Adventure and all original XCOM games from the 90s were my childhood's great juice along with Worms and Mine Bombers and Heroes of Might and Magic series. Dragon Warrior IV was the motivation for me to learn English (please bring the series to Steam!).

Skipping ahead: Longest Journey , Civilization IV and Mass Effect have been the high-points of my adult gaming life (not any longer in the outskirts but in a city with a speedy Internet). Oh, I still find gems every now and then, but I can't consider them integral to myself just yet. Killing Floor needs a special mention being the one we first played (well, it's Awesomenauts now) with my awesome wife. :ghlol:

I also read (mostly sci-fi, fantasy and science stuff) and play pen&paper RPGs. My favourite rules system by far is Rolemaster. [ironcrown.com] :lltqsword:

Here's various other things that I fancy to advertize, however miniscule they seem to a random bystander:

You can also find me on Twitch [www.twitch.com], where I seldomly stream.

Finally, there's my Metagamerscore profile [metagamerscore.com], my Astats profile [astats.astats.nl] and True Steam Achievements profile [truesteamachievements.com], if you care about such things. :starfull: I identify as an achievement hunter.

I no longer trade games, because I wish to know the origin of my games. My gift games are for my friends.

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Awesomenauts
Wanna get recruited and get Rae for a permanent character for free? Use my code (in-game): 7MEF-EVYC-2HFB

I nowadays play with disabled chat.

Achievement hunting

You can see me playing loads of different games, some of them perhaps good but many instead just casual and boring (e.g. clicker games) or plain-out weird (particularly some visual novels). I play all kinds of games (from easy to challenging) but I mostly concentrate on the ones that have achievements.

I seem to have an odd preference for more obscure games though.

My current long-term projects to complete are Idling to Rule the Gods and Super Meat Boy.

Note: My stance on spam achievement games (games that grant you e.g. 5000 achievements for idling or all of them by merely running the game) is strict: I don't play or promote them because they miss the point, devalueing achievement hunting as a hobby.

Any games I complete I try to review in a thorough fashion. Which brings us to...

Reviews

My curator page. If you enjoy my reviews, I'd really appreciate it if you joined the group and/or followed the curator.:selphinehappy:

I play a very diverse sorts of games and my aim is to produce a review every time I have either fully completed a game (preferably 100% achievements) or spent a massive amount of time with it.

I try to always provide an insightful review and while I'd like to make it fun and interesting to read, the main purpose is to tell you whether the game is fun or not and what makes it so.

I play both old and new games, and I particularly like platformers , puzzle games and turn-based or slow-paced strategy . I also like to play RPGs but I often fail to review them because I won't reach the end because of them being usually so long.

As an achievement hunter, I often review short or "easy" games (from artsy walking simulators to visual novels ), and in case I have 100% completed the game I make sure to provide an estimate for the gaming time you can expect to get out of the title.

Friends' list
Want to be friends? A few things I usually require:

- Have a public profile
- Have a public games' list (so I can see what games we have in common)
- We share some games we commonly like (as seen from the public games' list)

I do like if you give a proper reason for the request, e.g. in my profile comments or popping a greeting and introduction of some sort once you notice I've accepted it (if there's no response, I'll simply unfriend you after a while - feel free to resend the request). Especially if your profile or parts of it are set to private (because bots). Also, if you mostly play CS (any iteration), it's unlikely we'll have much to talk about.

I usually don't trade (hence my inventory's private), though you're free to ask. I have a huge list of game keys though - if you have something I don't, I might be willing to swap keys.

By the way: If you only want to see my reviews in your feed, you could also follow me or my curator instead of friending.
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Bing Bong XL and its siblings, Pivot XL and Righty Tighty XL are all neat score-crushers. They share the same graphical and sound assets and some rules (like being controlled by a single button), but are distinguished by their game mechanics. They share decent music as well.

One button to slow them down

In my opinion, Bing Bong XL is the simplest but also the most difficult of the three games. You control a ball that bounces back and forth, granting a point on each bounce. Button-down slows it down, and that's all the control you get.

Enemies, essentially rectangles and polygons of various kind, simply fly past. Deceptively simple, it's still easy to miscalculate and get knocked back to the start.

And start again, obviously. One game lasts from a few seconds to only a few minutes. Gameplay is addicting and fast-paced, and every defeat is entirely your own fault, though it gets faster and more difficult later on.

Concluding thoughts

As for achievements, a bit over an hour was all I needed for the skins and point-based achievements. After that, there's global leaderboards to chase.

It's certainly a game worth its cheap price, especially in a bundle that includes all three games at once (my Pivot XL review and my Righty Tighty XL review).

~Twistorian Curator~
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lePzycho<3 Mar 30 @ 7:28pm 
Added you :) Check my profile for info. I saw we were sharing Killing Floor at least, and I can't tell what other games we share cause I do not dare to load your 8k games to kill my Steam completely:bbtcat: