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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:00 pm

alienjesus wrote:
Ys Book 1 & 2? Perhaps thats a bit too long though? Valis? Dynastic Hero? Bonk 3?


I have some RPGs on tap for January, but they might be hard to squeeze in between now and then.

Not many non shmups for PCE-CD i can think of :?


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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:04 pm

dsheinem wrote:I don't own a GBC, so it isn't a priority. For that matter, I don't own a GBA or GB either - I played those titles on the GBA Player and an emulator, respectively. I will play one more GBA game this year though...


ah okay. If you have a couple hours to spare, you should be able to beat that game too.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:16 pm

dsheinem wrote:
alienjesus wrote:
Not many non shmups for PCE-CD i can think of :?


I know!



Hmmm - anyone every play Shadow of the Beast? I've avoided the poor Genesis port, but the PCE-CD one is supposed to be fixed.

http://www.mobygames.com/game/shadow-of-the-beast

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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Ack Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:02 pm

Soul Calibur IV (Xbox 360)
Super Bomberman 2 (SNES)
Cybernator (SNES)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC)
Devil Kings (PS2)
Still Life (PC)
Dead Space (PS3)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
LEGO Batman (Xbox 360)
Penumbra: Black Plague (PC)
Half-Life 2: Episode One (PC)
Penumbra: Requiem (PC)
Portal (PC)
Medal Of Honor: Airborne (PC)
Aliens Vs. Predator 2 (PC)
Aliens Vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt (PC)
Zork 1 (PC)
LEGO Star Wars 2 (PS2)
Gungrave (PS2)
Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360)
Red Faction 2 (PC)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (PC)
Command & Conquer Renegade (PC)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS2)
Alien Swarm (PC)
Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3)
Way of the Samurai 3 (PS3)
Mercs (Arcade)
Son Son (Arcade)
The Bouncer (PS2)
Beyond Good & Evil (PS2)
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (PS2)
Borderlands (PC)
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
Super Mario World (SNES)
Golden Axe: The Duel (SAT)
Bonkers (SNES)
Smartball (SNES)
Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems (SNES)
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (SNES)
Genetos (PC)
Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
The Magical Quest, Starring Mickey Mouse (SNES)
Super Metroid (SNES)
Power Instinct (SNES)
The Great Circus Mystery, Starring Mickey and Minnie (SNES)
Primal Rage (SNES)
Fatal Fury (SNES)
Fatal Fury 2 (SNES)
Fatal Fury Special (SNES)
Tuff E Nuff (SNES)
Xardion (SNES)
ClayFighter (SNES)
ClayFighter: Tournament Edition (SNES)
C2: Judgment Clay (SNES)
Ranma 1/2: Hard Battle (SNES)

TOTAL: 57

You know, I'm not a big fan of Ranma 1/2. It's an anime I've never really paid much attention to. And after having played the garbage that was Street Combat, I was hesitant to ever give Hard Battle a chance, but I finally sat down with it, and it's honestly not that bad. It's not great, but it's nowhere near as terrible as the worst fighting games I've played on the SNES. It's got a simple two-button control scheme (three if you count the jump button). Animation is fluid and characters are responsive.

What kills it for me is the special move system. It's similar to Primal Rage, in that you have to hold the power attack button, then execute the movement, then release the attack button, though Hard Battle's special moves aren't nearly as complicated as Primal Rage's were. Usually it's a simple movement, such as a straight direction press, but holding it for more powerful moves can prove overly dangerous, since you limit your means to attack, block, and maneuver in an attempt to perform the move. The longer you hold the button, the more powerful the move, though there are reasonable limits to its strength. While not all moves are executed this way, the vast majority are. In general I felt I was hindered by the command and instead began favoring throws and the few moves I had that didn't require such a command.

Oh well, I had more fun than I expected I would. It's certainly a better game than the likes of Street Combat or Ultraman, and I'd willingly say I enjoyed it more than C2: Judgment Clay.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by jfe2 Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:14 pm

First 50 games
Dragon's Lair - iPhone
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - GBA
Star Wars: Cantina - iPhone
Angry Birds - iPhone
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - DS
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - DS
Castlevania: Order of Eclessia - DS
Chaos Rings - iPhone
I Dig It - iPhone
DoDonpachi Resurrection - iPhone
Espgaluda II - iPhone
Metroid: Zero Mission - GBA
Mega Man 2 - iPhone
Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights - iPhone
Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights II - iPhone
The Incident - iPhone
Super Mega Worm - iPhone
Pizza Boy - iPhone
Dark Void Zero - PC
Warlock Bentspine - PC
R-Type Leo - Arcade
Altered Beast - Arcade
Elevator Action Returns - Arcade
Mega Man 9 - XBLA
Mega Man 10 - XBLA
1942: First Strike - iPhone
HookChamp - iPhone
Super Metroid - SNES
Super Quick Hook - iPhone
Monster Mayhem - iPhone
Metroid: Other M - Wii
Dead Space: Extraction - Wii
Plants vs. Zombies - iPhone
King of the Monsters 2: The Next Thing - Arcade
Deathsmiles - 360
House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (HotD 2) - Wii
House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (HotD 3) - Wii
House of the Dead: Overkill - Wii
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 - iPhone
Angry Birds Halloween - iPhone
Bit. Trip Beat - iPhone
Cut the Rope - iPhone
Super Meat Boy - XBLA
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - 360
Shank - XBLA
Halo: Reach - 360
Baseball Superstars 2010 - iPhone
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - XBLA
Donkey Kong '94 - Gameboy
Fallout 3 - 360
Space Invaders Extreme - XBLA
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - XBLA
Gunstar Heroes - XBLA
Space Invaders Infinity Gene - XBLA
Star Guard - PC
Sonic the Hedgehog - XBLA
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 - XBLA
Halo 2600 - Atari 2600
Mighty Jill-Off - PC
Sky Scream - PC *new*
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - XBLA *new*
TOTAL: 114

Sky Scream is a neat little indie game that lasts about ten minutes, if you can manage to survive that long. It's a unique shmup with NES inspired graphics, where you must battle various enemies while falling through the sky on your descent to Earth. It's actually pretty challenging and worth a shot. It's free!

Sonic 2 was a lot harder to complete than I thought it would be! I've played the game a million times, but never actually finished it until last night. The final stage took me a bit of time to get used to. The Sonic robot was a beast!

I'm about half-way through Sonic 3 right now. I find it to be more difficult overall than the first two games, but its balanced out since its easier to gain 1-ups.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Luke Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:27 pm

jfe, you're really missing out on not getting all the emeralds. I know I sound like a broken record, but trust me it is worth it. Especially in Sonic 2, which may be the easiest game to get the emeralds.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:53 pm

I wonder if Ack has beaten anything else yet.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by emwearz Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:12 pm

First 50 Games for 2010 (Click for names)
New Super Mario Bros. - DS
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero - XBLA
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing - 360
Fable II - 360
Fabie II: Knothole Island - 360
Fabie II: See the future - 360
Final Fight - XBLA
Sonic 4 - XBLA
Portal: Still Alive - XBLA
Gears of War 2 - 360
Metroid - NES
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - DS
Metro 2033 - 360
Skate. - 360
Star Wars The Force Unleashed - 360
Star Wars The Force Unleashed II - 360
Medal of Honor - 360
GoldenEye 007 - Wii
Dash of Destruction - XBLA
Doritos Crash Course - XBLA
Call of Duty: Black Ops - 360
Feeding Frenzy - XBLA
Super Mario World - SNES
Yoshi's Story - N64
Halo 2600 - Atari 2600
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Mighty Jill Off - PC

A very weird little game, but I enjoyed it. My time was 18:07, not very good, but oh well.

Total: 77

JFE, gotta ask, why are you playing the XBLA versions of Sonic and not on your Genny?
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by jfe2 Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:37 pm

I had downloaded them to my 360 before I really started collecting again, so I'm playing through them on there to get the achievement points. :oops: To be honest, I'm not sure that I even owned a Genesis when they were released on XBLA... the only exception may be Sonic and Knuckles.

On the bright side, I won't have any choice but to play Sonic CD on my CDX! :) Knuckles Chaotix, on the other hand, will have to wait. I can't find a decent priced copy anywhere locally!

And Luke, I watched some Youtube footage of Super Sonic and I really do want to go back and do a Chaos Emerald run now!
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Luke Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:49 am

jfe2 wrote:And Luke, I watched some Youtube footage of Super Sonic and I really do want to go back and do a Chaos Emerald run now!


It's possible to get, I think, 5 emeralds in the first zone. For me it's easier to collect the emeralds with using sonic alone. You have to collect fewer rings plus tails doesn't keep running into bombs.
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