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.

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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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Flux drive (or whatever) in action
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My reviews
My curator page, Twistorian reviews. 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. In the case of Visual Novels, I won't give a review unless I actually read them (as many have skip-text feature).

Some of my most recent reviews are showcased below.
Review Showcase
3.3 Hours played
2D rocket maneuvering simulator

In Rocket Drift, you fly a rocket in 2D levels into the exit. Unlike usual in these kinds of games, you only need to reach the goal, not land elegantly. No hitting any walls though, that's an instant game over.

Every level has gravity to work against but it's not the only force you are facing: to 3-star a level, you also have to be fast.

Be quick and precise

The ship turns (arrow keys or 'a' and 'd') relatively slowly, so propulsion ('spacebar') needs to be administered with care to avoid walls. Level restart is instant (much appreciated!) with 'r', so you can keep the flow going.

There's altogether 25 levels to master. First, levels only have immobile walls but later there are moving or rotating blocks, keys to open locked passages, reverse gravity zones and teleporters. The most unusual though is the no-propulsion zone, needing some advance thinking.

The challenge racks up but changes from being speedy to (mostly) being precise - later levels I often only had to complete once to reach the 3-star time, although many attempts were still required.

Very small screen

While you can play in windowed or fullscreen modes, it does not help with seeing farther. Already in the first level you cannot see the first obstacle because the screen does not move fast enough. Though the levels are usually short, this annoyingly necessitates learning the levels by trial and error.

The later levels are often longer, making this issue worse. Though, the worse are the teleporter levels, where the whole view suddenly changes.

One irksome level has a no-fly zone right after a teleporter, needing a precise amount of speed to reach one of the target areas. Being a particularly long map as well, this was the only stage I'd complain about poor level design.

Yes-fly zone

The stars double as currency to purchase cosmetics for the rocket. To get the ones needed for achievements, I had to grind a bit but nothing too much.

Completing all levels with three stars last me 2.5 hours, and I needed some 40 minutes more to grind enough stars for the last achievement purchase.

Altogether, I had fun and the price is quite fine for the content! (I got it for €1 sale)

~Twistorian Curator~
Review Showcase
1.1 Hours played
Low-effort defense (or more like idle) game, with broken achievements

You are tasked with defending a fort against bald demons, by purchasing troops and defense buffs.

You start with 1000 gold, which you can use to buy lots of archers and spearmen (costs are only 20 and 15, respectively). They will then automatically attack enemies.

Enemies drop coins after kill, picked by clicking, lest they despawn.

After buying the initial batch of troops, you're pretty much set and can leave the game idling. There's no tactics or strategy involved whatsoever afterwards.

At least it runs in the background

The day-night cycle is just to keep you running the game for about an hour, which the achievement to survive for 30-day requires. There's no save option, so expect to do this in one go.

The two achievements for picking up enough coins are broken, however. No 100% for you.

Full pass

The game balance of Hell Madness is non-existent and you cannot even have 100% in it. Even on sale for the minimum price, feel free to skip this one.

~Twistorian Curator~
Achievement hunting, friends, and other misc. stuff
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 project to complete is currently Emporea.

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.

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.

Awesomenauts

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

I nowadays often play with disabled chat.
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Are u there man i'm trying talk with you btw via chat.
Emperor Pyromancer(Back in soon) Dec 24, 2022 @ 2:47am 
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viv Jun 30, 2022 @ 12:21pm 
bro u have 11k games
Emperor Pyromancer(Back in soon) Jun 13, 2022 @ 4:09pm 
:heartb:Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
:heartg: You can't force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.
:poolball8: A true friend is a friend when it is convenient and when it is not,
:maskedsergeant:They stand by you consistently both when you are present and when you are not.
:uaaauu:They Answer You With Empathy, Perspective, And Honesty. True friends aren't phony with you.
:global:No legacy is so rich as honesty.
:pilot:A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
Twistor Apr 11, 2022 @ 2:53am 
No thanks. Feel free to post the question here though. I generally don't trade keys.
FamiSheDrip Apr 10, 2022 @ 11:08pm 
Hey, might you accept the friend request mate? I would really like to ask a question about humble bundle :)