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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by pierrot Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:25 pm

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pierrot wrote:New Super Mario Bros is pretty much everything I don't really care for about the Mario franchise and a little bit more. It's not a bad game by any means. It's just not really my preferred style of platformer. Also, every power-up in this game, aside from the fire flower and star man, is 100% useless from a practical standpoint.


I found it to be one of the easiest SMB games ever. I beat it in a single sitting. I was so glad I had borrowed it from a friend rather than dropping $30 on it.


Yeah, it took me about two sittings to beat it, but I agree. If I had paid full price for this game when it was released, I probably would have been pretty upset.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by alienjesus Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:01 am

pierrot wrote:
noiseredux wrote:
pierrot wrote:New Super Mario Bros is pretty much everything I don't really care for about the Mario franchise and a little bit more. It's not a bad game by any means. It's just not really my preferred style of platformer. Also, every power-up in this game, aside from the fire flower and star man, is 100% useless from a practical standpoint.


I found it to be one of the easiest SMB games ever. I beat it in a single sitting. I was so glad I had borrowed it from a friend rather than dropping $30 on it.


Yeah, it took me about two sittings to beat it, but I agree. If I had paid full price for this game when it was released, I probably would have been pretty upset.


I did, and wasn't. And I'm not a huge Mario fan myself.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by Balasubbie Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:26 pm

. Games Finished 2012:

1. SMA3: Yoshi's Island (GBA)
2. Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA)
3. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
4. Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA)
5. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3)
6. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3)
7. Rayman Origins (PS3)
8. SMA4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA)
9. Marvel Superheroes vs Street Fighter (MAME)
10. X-Men vs Street Fighter (MAME)
11. Little Big Planet 2 (PS3)
12. Pokemon Colosseum (GCN)
13. Waku Waku 7 (PS2)
14. Super Gem Fighters: Mini Mix (PS2)
15: Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3)
16. King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
17. King of Fighters EX: NeoBlood (GBA)
18. King of Fighters: Neowave (PS2)
19. Pokemon Gold (GBC)
20. Pokemon Ruby (GBA)
21. X-Men Arcade (MAME)
22. Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME)
23. Dragon Warrior Monsters (GBC)
24. Darius Gaiden (PS2)

I am really, really, really, really, really, really struggling to get into shmups. It just strikes me as prolonged pattern-memorization with no finesse. Mind, I'm actively trying to dig them, to give the genre a fair go, if nothing else.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by NihonRobot Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:02 am

1. Skylanders (360)
2. Sine Mora (XBLA)
3. Afterburner Climax (XBLA)
4. Mass Effect 3 (360)
5. Uncharted 3 (PS3)
6. The Simpsons Arcade (XBLA)
7. Motorstorm RC (Vita)
8. ModNation Racers: Road Trip (Vita)
9. Super Stardust Delta (Vita)
10. Lumines: Electronic Symphony (Vita)
11. Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
12. Journey (PSN)
13. Twisted Metal (PS3)
14. Resistance 3 (PS3)
15. Warhammer 40K: Space Marine (360)
16. Mighty Switch Force (3DS)
17. VVVVVV (3DS)
18. Saints Row: The Third (360)
19. Resident Evil 4 HD (XBLA)
20. Dear Esther (Steam)
21. Ys Seven (PSP)
22. Fez (XBLA)
23. Captain America: Super Soldier (360)
24. Max Payne 3 (360)
25. Lollipop Chainsaw (360)
26. The Darkness II (360)
27. Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage (XBLA)
28. Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe (XBLA)
29. Need For Speed The Run (360)
30. Gravity Rush (PS Vita)
31. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
32. Alan Wake (360)

Finally! This has been one of those games where I've started it, then I get distracted by another game after a few chapters. This was my third time starting it over, and I finally made it through. Very good game. Very tense situations and a story that kept me interested.

I played through the first DLC (The Signal). Going to knock out the second DLC tonight (The Writer) then shelve this one. It's time that it's finally taken off of my standby shelf.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by BurningDoom Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:23 am

Balasubbie wrote:. Games Finished 2012:

1. SMA3: Yoshi's Island (GBA)
2. Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA)
3. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
4. Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA)
5. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3)
6. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3)
7. Rayman Origins (PS3)
8. SMA4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA)
9. Marvel Superheroes vs Street Fighter (MAME)
10. X-Men vs Street Fighter (MAME)
11. Little Big Planet 2 (PS3)
12. Pokemon Colosseum (GCN)
13. Waku Waku 7 (PS2)
14. Super Gem Fighters: Mini Mix (PS2)
15: Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3)
16. King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
17. King of Fighters EX: NeoBlood (GBA)
18. King of Fighters: Neowave (PS2)
19. Pokemon Gold (GBC)
20. Pokemon Ruby (GBA)
21. X-Men Arcade (MAME)
22. Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME)
23. Dragon Warrior Monsters (GBC)
24. Darius Gaiden (PS2)

I am really, really, really, really, really, really struggling to get into shmups. It just strikes me as prolonged pattern-memorization with no finesse. Mind, I'm actively trying to dig them, to give the genre a fair go, if nothing else.


Darius Gaiden is one of my all-time favorite shoot-em ups. My favorite entry into the Darius series, for sure. If you didn't enjoy this one, then you just might not like shoot-em ups.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by noiseredux Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:07 pm

1. Sonic CD (PSN)
2. Golden Axe Warrior (PS3)
3. Ico (PS3)
4. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3)
5. 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3)
6. SoulBlade (PS1)
7. SoulCalibur II (PS2)
8. The Simpsons Arcade Game (PS3)
9. Sonic Sega All-Stars Racing (PS3)
10. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (PS3)
11. Ys I (PSP)
12. Heavy Rain (PS3)
13. Street Fighter x Tekken (PS3)
14. King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
15. Knights of the Round (PS2)
16. Journey (PSN)
17. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (PS3)
18. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS1)
19. Skullgirls (PSN)
20. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PS2)
21. Abobo's Big Adventure (PC)
22. Adventure (PC)
23. Wolfenstein 3D (PSN)
24. Pac-Man Championship Edition (360)
25. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (360)
26. Garou: Mark of the Wolves (XBLA)
27. X-Men (XBLA)
28. Cthulhu Saves the World (XBLA)
29. DoDonPachi Resurrection - Novice Mode (360)
30. Mushihimisama Futari - Novice Mode (360)
31. Deathsmiles IIX (360)

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Been playing Futari a lot lately, and having trouble beating lvl3 so I though I'd give Novice Mode a go to see if I could get the 1CC. That was really no problem. It's super easy on that mode pretty much until the last boss, but by then you've stock-piled so many bombs (and Novice Mode utilizes auto-bomb) so it's pretty hard to not coast thru. That said, it's still a pretty great game. I think it's safe to say that Cave is easily one of my favorite shmup developers, if not my actual favorite which it very well may be.


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Even crazier, I 1CC'd Deathsmiles IIX after only a half-dozen runs. I used Rosa, who has a crazy spreadshot to get the 1CC. Though I'd like to run through it using Casper as she was my favorite in the first game. Lei seems really good too. I'll say this, I don't like IIX as much as the first game. But it is still really fun. I just don't know that I've figured out the scoring yet. It doesn't seem as deep to me as the first DS. Maybe I'm just missing it though. And I don't find the levels quite as interesting, but at the same time I don't regret the $30 I spent on it. I'm glad that another shmup made it over here that's quality and would buy it again no question. Oh and by the way, it's got a super insane charm to it. Like the final boss is Santa. I guess anyway. It's all in Japanese. But I mean, in the first level he's riding on a big reindeer boss so... yeah. You fight Christmas themed enemies (with Christmas music to match) along with big snakes, spiders and Frankenstein's Monster. It's just really over the top. Almost Deathsmiles vs Parodius in HD.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by SpaceBooger Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:31 pm

01/09 Golden Axe Warrior - SMS
01/15 Sonic Generations - PS3
01/25 Back to the Future The Game (all 5 episodes) - PS3
02/04 Soul Caliber - Dreamcast
02/11 Monster Tale - DS
02/23 Drill Dozer - GBA
03/05 Y's Book I - TG16 via Wii VC
04/29 Captain American and the Avengers - Arcade - MAME
05/31 Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes - DS
06/12 Cave Story - DS
06/20 Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters - PS3
06/24 The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - PS3
06/24 Final Fight (Double Impact on PS3)
07/03 Batman Begins - Xbox
07/07 Conan - PS3
07/08 Captain America: Super Soldier - PS3
07/09 Sonic CD - PS3
07/22 Ben There Dan That & Time Gentlemen Please - PC NEW
07/29 Batman: The Brave and the Bold - DS NEW

Both of these games were on my Summer List to beat, here is a brief summary of what I said in that thread:

"Ben There, Dan That" & "Time Gentlemen, Please".
The first episode is hilarious and the dialog is top notch.
Time Gentlemen, Please is more challenging from a puzzle standpoint but not as funny. With the first episode excelling in the dialog/humor department and the second installment excelling in the puzzle department, together these two parts create a fun and entertaining game.

Batman BATB is a game that is easy to beat but fun enough to play through.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by alienjesus Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:54 am

Super Mario 3D Land 3DS
Professor Layton & The Spectre's Call DS
Trip World 3DS VC
Streetpass Quest II 3DS
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 301: The Penal Zone PC
Kirby's Fun Pak VC
Golden Axe Warrior SMS
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 302: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak PC
Ax Battler: The Legend of Golden Axe Game Gear
Gitaroo Man Lives! PSP
Panzer Dragoon Saga Demo Saturn
Asterix SMS
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 303: They Stole Max's Brain! PC
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure DS
Picross DS DS
Half Minute Hero PSP
Soul Calibur Dreamcast
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations DS
StarTropics VC
Faselei! NGPC
Ninja Commando VC
Wario Land II Game Boy
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 304: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls PC
Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Wii
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 305: The City That Dares Not Sleep PC
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut GC
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias WiiWare
Dead or Alive 3 XBox
Ys: The Vanished Omens SMS
Trauma Center: Under the Knife DS
Art Style: Rotohex WiiWare
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition DSiWare
Lords of Thunder VC
Punch-Out!! Wii
Ufouria: The Saga VC
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity 3DS VC
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror 3DS VC
Xenoblade Chronicles Wii
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces Wii
Wario Land 4 3DS VC
Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS
Kirby's Adventure Wii Wii
Battalion Wars 2 Wii
Game Boy Camera Game Boy
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Wii
Red Steel 2 Wii
Final Fantasy IV Advance GBA
Kirby: Mouse Attack DS
Command and Conquer PS1
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts SNES

Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise Wii
Grim Fandango PC
Tekken Advance GBA
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron N64
Resident Evil 4 GC *NEW*
Panzer Dragoon Orta XBox *NEW*
Total: 56

Resident Evil 4 was a fantastic game that wasn't really for me. I enjoyed it well enough though.

Panzer Dragoon Orta was my second favourite in the series (I haven'y played Saga yet though), but I feel it may be a bit overcomplicated compared to the more enjoyable original, and I also feel that sometimes the game isn't very generous about teaching you new mechanics.

More comprehensive thoughts about both games can be found in the Summer Games Challenge thread, as both were beaten for that.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by BurningDoom Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:22 am

alienjesus wrote:
Panzer Dragoon Orta was my second favourite in the series (I haven'y played Saga yet though), but I feel it may be a bit overcomplicated compared to the more enjoyable original, and I also feel that sometimes the game isn't very generous about teaching you new mechanics.


It's my favorite game in the series. Just a gorgeous and almost therapeutic game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by pierrot Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:38 pm

BurningDoom wrote:
alienjesus wrote:
Panzer Dragoon Orta was my second favourite in the series (I haven'y played Saga yet though), but I feel it may be a bit overcomplicated compared to the more enjoyable original, and I also feel that sometimes the game isn't very generous about teaching you new mechanics.


It's my favorite game in the series. Just a gorgeous and almost therapeutic game.


I've really wanted to play this game ever since seeing the commercials for it when it was released. I imagine a lot of people would have preferred a sequel more in the vein of Saga, but it looks like the culmination of the series stylistically and mechanically to me.

I picked the game up with the 360 a while back, but for various reasons, I still can't play it on the 360, and it tears me up inside every time I see it on my shelf. (It and JSRF.)
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