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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:33 am

Raiden IV 360
Shatter PS3
After Burner 32X
Dragon Age: Origins PS3
Red Faction: Guerrilla PS3
RayStorm PS1
RayCrisis: Series Termination PS1
Call of Duty: World at War 360
Contra NES
In the Hunt PS1
Philosoma PS1
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point 360
God of War III PS3
Electronic Table Soccer! Odyssey2
Gigawing DC
Gigawing 2 DC
Shoot 1UP 360
Dragon Age Origins: Awakening PS3
1942: Joint Strike- PS3
Little Big Planet - PSP
Strikers 1945 Plus Portable- PSP
Madden NFL 10 - PS3
Gunstar Heroes -PS3 (GEN)
Astro Boy: Omega Factor - GBA
Final Fight - PS2 (Arcade)
The Conduit - Wii
Dark Sector- PS3
Super Street Fighter IV - PS3
The Great Ragtime Show (aka Boogie Wings)- MAME
Metal Slug XX - PSP
House of the Dead: Overkill - Wii
F.E.A.R. - The Perseus Mandate- 360
Radio Allergy - Wii
Half-Minute Hero - PSP
Metro 2033 - 360
Bioshock 2 - 360
Outrun - SMS
Outrun (Sega AGES 3D) - PS2
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PS1
Outrun 2019 - Genesis
Ico - PS2
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei - Saturn
Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype - PS3
Gears of War - 360
Bad Dudes - Wii (Arcade)
Caveman Ninja - - Wii (Arcade)
Zombie Wasteland - iPhone
Espgaluda II - iPhone *new*
Bayonetta - 360 *new*


Both of these were a lot of fun, and I was especially surprised with just how well Espgaluda translated to the iPhone. Hopefully we see some more Cave goodness on the device.

Bayonetta had moments of absolute brilliance and joy, but was unfortunately uneven overall. The story/storytelling is atrocious and the combat often becomes more about button mashing then skillful comboing, but it has style and visuals that more than compensate for these elements. Considering its pedigree, it is only fair to compare the game to the Devil May Cry series, and I would rank this as better than DMC 2 or 4, but not as good as 3 or 1.

I worked to finish up Bayonetta early this morning to get to an even 50 games at the half way point of the year. I know that this isn't a competition, but the thread has motivated me to actually play more games through to the end this year then I ever have before. I have also started making a more serious dent in my backlog, which is nice. The fact that I've averaged almost 2 games a week baffles me. I can't imagine keeping up this pace for the rest of the year, but who knows.

Some stats
Total Games: 50

Current Gen: 31 (9- 360, 10 -P33, 6 - Wii, 4 - PSP, 2- iPhone)
Retro: 19 (across 10 systems)

Shmup - 15
First Person Shooter - 6
Sports/Racing - 5
Platformer - 4
Run n' Gun - 4
Beat em'Up/Hack n' Slash - 4
RPG - 3
Third Person Shooter - 3
Other - 6

Best game released this year: God of War 3
Best retro game finished for first time: Gunstar Heroes

Thanks again to Luke for starting this thread. Here's hoping the next six months bring more gaming goodness!
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Riqz85 Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:37 am

dsheinem wrote:Best game released this year: God of War 3

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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:55 am

Riqz85 wrote:
dsheinem wrote:Best game released this year: God of War 3


Sure, why not? Of what I've played of 2010 releases, it is easily the best in terms of gameplay, music, visuals, and overall fun factor. I really enjoy that series and the genre in general, and GoW 3 is arguably the best game in that genre since DMC3.

2010 games I've completed: God of War III, Bayonetta, Dragon Age Origins: Awakening (expansion), Super Street Fighter IV, Metal Slug XX, Metro 2033, Bioshock 2, Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype

Metro 2033 would be runner-up, SSF4 would be my honorable mention.

I still intend to get to a few more that came out earlier this year. I'm partway through Super Mario Galaxy 2, I have No More Heroes 2 on the shelf (still need to finish up NMH1), I have Deathsmiles and Dante's Inferno coming in the mail and want to get around to Bad Company 2, 3D Dot Game Heroes, and Mass Effect 2 at some point (I still need to play ME1 first!). But otherwise there's not a whole lot from the first half of the year that interests me right now...(EDIT: oh, except Sin and Punishment 2)

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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Riqz85 Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:59 am

You'll love Dante's Inferno.

The most recent GoW i enjoyed was Chains of Olympus. The rest had no soul... especially 3. Boring to say the least for me.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by alienjesus Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:42 pm

Gals Fighters NGPC
Puzzle Link NGPC
Puzzle Bobble Mini NGPC
Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure NGPC
Tatsunoko vs Capcom Wii
Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast GC
Tomena Sanner WiiWare
Sonic Jam Saturn
Dark Void Zero DSiWare
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ DSiWare
Starship Patrol DSiWare
Pokemon Platinum DS
Pokemon Rumble WiiWare
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia DS
Megaman 10 WiiWare
Pokemon HeartGold DS
Art Style Nemrem DSiWare
Art Style Boxlife DSiWare
Photo Dojo DSiWare
Bird & Bombs DSiWare
Metal Torrent DSiWare
Another Code R Wii
Beach Spikers GC
DoReMi Fantasy Milons DokiDoki Adventure VC
Ecco the Dolphin Mega Drive
Art Style Penta Tentacles WiiWare
Art Academy First Semester DSiWare
F Zero GX GC
Geometry Wars Galaxies Wii
Ico PS2
Kuru Kuru Kururin GBA
Tales in a Box: Hidden Shapes in Perspective DSiWare *NEW*
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth DS *NEW*
The Rub Rabbits DS *NEW*
Total: 34

Managed to get myself a bit distracted from my alphabet marathon. I played Miles Edgeworth as a break, and then kinda kept going on DS stuff. I also bought Chrono Trigger on DS the other day, but I haven't beaten that yet.

Tales in a Box is the game that people kept throwing a trailer around of claiming it was the 3DS before the 3DS was shown. Its known in the US as Looksleys Line Up. It was pretty good fun, but the overly sensitive camera meant that I ended up having to keep quite still and tilt the DS rather than my head to look about, meaning it kind of lost its 3D effect a bit. If you don't know about this game, the mission is to tilt the little world in the DS to find hidden images. However, they only appear when you line up objects at just the right angle. Its very clever, and I highly recommend it.

Miles Edgeworth is a great addition to the phoenix wright franchise. The gameplay feels like its what playing phoenix wright should be like. I missed the court scenes, but the cast and gameplay of this was so enjoyable, it may be my favourite in the series. I hope they keep the investigation elements of phoenix wright like this, and then bring back the courtroom scenes for the actual testimonies. Hell, they could even add in the forensics mini games from Apollo Justice and it'd make for a lovely well rounded Ace Attorney game! Atm though, I'm looking forward to the creators next game Ghost Trick. It looks interesting.

The Rub Rabbits was only £3, and as a fan of Project Rub (Feel the Magic XX/XY in the US) I couldnt resist. It's quite short, and easier than the first, and i beat it in one session. However, it was pretty fun. Overall though, I prefer the mini games in the first game, these ones haven't taken me quite as much. Still a good purchase though :)#

One extra note to make: I also beat Pokemon Yellow since I last posted, preparing a team for my alphabet marathon P game, Pokemon Stadium. I havent added it to my list because I want to keep that as only games I've never beaten before, but I thought i'd add it here anyhow.

Although by beating these games, I could technically remove T,R and maybe M from my marathon list (and my overdue C with chrono trigger), the idea was to cut down my backlog. As most of those are new games, I'm gonna not count them as part of my marathon.Next post I should have finished Little Kings Story and Muramasa for my marathon hopefully, and maybe even Chrono Trigger will be added to that. Probably won't be done with Okami by then though. That game goes on forever.

P.S accidently edited an earlier post with this list....oops!

TL;DR: They were all good games and I need to get back to my marathon.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by alexjames01 Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:56 pm

I went a bit on a Mario Marathon earlier this year.

Super Mario Bro's: NES
Super Mario Bro's 2: NES
Super Mario Bro's 3: NES
Super Mario Bro's: Lost Levels: SNES
Super Mario World: SNES
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island: SNES
Mario 64: Nintendo 64
Super Mario Sunshine: Gamecube
New Super Mario Bro's Wii: Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2: Wii (working on 1 right now)
Shenmue: Dreamcast
Resident Evil 0: Gamecube
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by final fight cd Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:10 am

kid icarus
mega man 2
mega man 6
journey to silius
ghost n goblins
mega man
little nemo: dream master

super metroid
super castlevania 4

streets of rage 2
streets of rage 3
shinobi 2
shinobi 3
shadow dancer
rocket knight adventure
taz escape from mars
vectorman 2
world of illusion starring mickey mouse and donald duck

sega cd
final fight cd


project gotham racing 4
mega man 9

taz was surprisingly a pretty good game. started off slow, but the last few levels i thought were fun. if the controls were a bit tighter and the game play wasn't 'cheap' in certain areas i would definitely call this a 'must play sega platformer.'

world of illusion was good and easy. the boss battles were a joke. my great grandma could conquer this game.

vectorman 2 is overrated. highly overrated. SEVERELY overrated. i have beaten this 2 or 3 times and STILL do not find what all the hoopla is about. i hate the bland, dreary color palate they used. not a single bright color to be found.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Luke Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:36 am

GHOSTBUSTERS the Video Game 360
Super Mario Bros. NES
Contra Rebirth WiiWare
TetrisGameboy (*5)
Star Wars Force Unleashed 360
Street Fighter II T.E 360 arcade
Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis
Contra NES
THPS Play Station
Ninja Gaiden NES
Blaster Master Overdrive WiiWare
Batman Returns SNES
Golden Axe GBA
Halo 2 XBOX
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 360
Pit-Fighter Genesis
Act Raiser snes
BATMAN Genesis
TMNT: Fall of the Foot clan Gameboy
TMNT: Back from the Sewers Gameboy
Super Mario Bros. 3 NES
StarFox (Paths 1, 2 & 3) snes
Battle Arena Toshinden Remix Saturn
Super Ghouls'N Ghosts. GBA
Final Fight One GBA
Donkey King Country GBA
Jackal NES
Bionic Commando NES
Duck Tales NES
Duck Tales 2 Game Boy
Super STAR WARS snes
Super Empire Strikes Backsnes
Super Return of the Jedi new snes
7/2/2010 Crossword Puzzle new New York Times

Jedi is the prettiest of the trilogy games, but lacks something. That something is difficulty. It still has some cheap parts, but overall, even on Jedi, it's not as difficult as the previous games.

Yeah, a crossword puzzle. Yes it's not a video game, but I suck at crossword puzzles, and finishing a NYT one, a Friday one at that, is something I have to announce.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by emwearz Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:13 pm

Haha, I had a laugh at the inclusion of a crossword.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Luke Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:49 pm

emwearz wrote:Haha, I had a laugh at the inclusion of a crossword.

Dude. I had to add it.

For the NYTimes, I've never finished a Friday puzzle without help until now. And I still am not sure how I finished it. I'm awful at hints. I'm smart, but I just don't get hints so crossword puzzles kill me. My wife can tell me ten times in a day "I really like that dress", but if she doesn't tell me "Buy me that dress!", I don't get it.
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