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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by Stark Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:36 pm

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BoringSupreez wrote:After getting a new 360 on Black Friday after not owning one since mine died two and a half years ago, I decided to first pick the Halo series back up from where I had left it: Halo 3 beaten, but no farther. So the game I just beat is Halo 3: ODST, which was good but not great. Kinda muddy looking, very cliche characters and dialouge. The gameplay itself was solid, and the music was too (but this is Halo, the music is always good) but it was short, even by Halo standards. As ODST is essentially a spin-off, the story is quite unessential to the Halo series; however, it's still nice to see what was going on while we were running around as Master Chief.


ODST is pretty divisive, but I think it is the stinker of the series. Reach, on the other hand, is arguably the best game Bungie's ever made.

I'd say that Halo 3 is the stinker and ODST wasn't half bad. I totally agree that Reach is Bungie's best game.

Reach > Halo 2 > Halo > ODST > Halo 3 IMO
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by dsheinem Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:55 pm

Stark wrote:
dsheinem wrote:
BoringSupreez wrote:After getting a new 360 on Black Friday after not owning one since mine died two and a half years ago, I decided to first pick the Halo series back up from where I had left it: Halo 3 beaten, but no farther. So the game I just beat is Halo 3: ODST, which was good but not great. Kinda muddy looking, very cliche characters and dialouge. The gameplay itself was solid, and the music was too (but this is Halo, the music is always good) but it was short, even by Halo standards. As ODST is essentially a spin-off, the story is quite unessential to the Halo series; however, it's still nice to see what was going on while we were running around as Master Chief.


ODST is pretty divisive, but I think it is the stinker of the series. Reach, on the other hand, is arguably the best game Bungie's ever made.

I'd say that Halo 3 is the stinker and ODST wasn't half bad. I totally agree that Reach is Bungie's best game.

Reach > Halo 2 > Halo > ODST > Halo 3 IMO


switch the last 2 and we're on the same page, though now I can't see playing the original Halo given how awesome Anniversary was.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by brainerdrainer Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:14 pm

Castlevania NES
Super Castlevania IV SNES
Double Dragon 2 NES
Streets of Rage GEN
Ninja Gaiden II NES
Magic Sword SNES
Mario Lost Levels SNES
and demolished Balloon Fight dying on lvl 123 with 3,061,000 points
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by Stark Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:15 pm

dsheinem wrote:Switch the last 2 and we're on the same page, though now I can't see playing the original Halo given how awesome Anniversary was.

I was only mildly interested in Anniversary until I picked up Halo 4 and started playing it. Holy crap is that game awesome. Really spiked my interest in picking up Anniversary and seeing what 343 did with it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by REPO Man Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:13 pm

Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land for GB (via 3DS VC).
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by dsheinem Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:47 pm

January-June
Bride of Pin*Bot (from Pinball Arcade) - Vita
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - PS3
Super Stardust Delta - Vita
DoDonPachi Resurrection - 360
Bit.Trip Beat - PC
Dear Esther - PC
Wizorb - PC
Sound Shapes - Vita
Infinity Blade - iOS
Infinity Blade II - iOS
Super Star Shooter - X68000
Mortal Kombat (2012) - Vita
Super Mario 3D Land - 3DS
Centipede: Infestation - 3DS
Commando - 7800
Shadow Gun - iOS
Borderlands 2 - PC
Unfinished Swan - PS3
Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Captain's Booty - PC
House of the Dead 4 - PS3
Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers 3) - Arcade (MAME)
D - PS1
Vampire Hunter (Darkstalkers 2) - PSP
He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe - iOS
Halo 4 - 360
Little Big Planet - Vita
Super Crate Box - Vita
Street Fighter X Tekken - iOS
007: Goldeneye Reloaded - PS3
007: Blood Stone 360
Angry Birds: Star Wars - iOS *new*
After Burner Climax - PS3 *new*
Sonic 4: Episode 1 - PS3 *new*

TOTAL: 69


2011 Games Beaten
2010 Games Beaten

Angry Birds: Star Wars is a lot of fun, and a good reason to revisit the AB franchise (which I hadn't done since the original).

I took advantage of the PSN sale to grab a few Sega games for cheap that I'd been curious about. After Burner is great, fast arcade action. Sonic 4.1 is surprisingly decent, though it isn't near as good as Sonic Generations or what I recall from the demo of Sonic 4.2 (which I plan to play this weekend). I'd hope that we will be able to look back at Sonic Colors/Sonic 4/Sonic Generations as the seeds of a real revival for the franchise, as all of them are light years better than anything from the previous 10-15 years.

I'd like to end the year between 75-80 games, so that's a lot to work in between now and the end of the years. With a little luck, I think it's doable!
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by Damm64 Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:27 pm

1-Kenka Badass Bancho PSP (PSP)
2-Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles (PSP)
3-God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)
4-Castlevania Symphony of the night (PSX played on psp)
5-Castlevania (NES)
6-Dead Head Fred (PSP)
7-Star Fox 64 (N64) (2nd ending)
8-Demons Crest
9-Castlevania Rondo of Blood (PSP port)
10-Kingdom Hearts Birth By sleep FInal Mix (No secret ending)
11-Kingdom hearts 2 (again no secret ending)
12-Metal Slug XX (PSP)
13-Odins Sphere (PS2)
14-Three Wonders (emulated)
15-Y's Chronicles - Y's 1
16-God of War 3 (PS3)
17-Medal of Honor 2010 (PS3)
18-Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the earth (PC)
19-Splatterhouse 2010 (Ps3)
20-Deus Ex (PC)
21-Mortal Kombat (Ps3)
22-Bioshock (PS3)
23-StarFox Adventures (GC)
24-Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
25- Bioshock 2 (PS3)
26- The Walking Dead Season 1 (PC)

27-Star Fox Assault (GCN)

Well the mayor complain i heard about this game was "the foot sections are stupid and boring and the controls are awful" well the controls take a time to get used too but you can change the control configuration so you can move the camera with the C-stick on the foot missions though i hate shooting with the R button it could use a better button configuration.
I really liked how they mixed up all the things in some missions, what i mean is that you start on foot and if you want can get in the landmaster and the last portion of the game is on the arwing (or you can get in the arwing in the beginning of the mission and blow all the enemies on the land).
There's A LOT of on foot missions so if you don't like how the game controls you won't like the game at all, but if you're like me and can get used to the control you will enjoy it (it take like 10 or 20 minutes to do that)
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by ExedExes Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:24 pm

1. Shenmue II -- Dreamcast (January 9)
2. Golden Axe Warrior -- Sega Master System (January 19)
3. Ys I -- Turbo CD (March 22)
4. Zanac X Zanac -- PS1 (April 7)
5. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 -- Dreamcast (April 30)
6. Warioware Twisted - Game Boy Advance (May 30)
7. Wolfenstein 3D - Game Boy Advance (May 31)
8. Warioware Inc. - Game Boy Advance (June 15)
9. The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past - Game Boy Advance (June 25)
10. Super Mario Advance 2: SMW - Game Boy Advance (June 26)
11. Command & Conquer - PC (June 28)
12. Gunstar Heroes - Genesis (July 6)
13. Call of Duty Finest Hour - GameCube (August 13)
14. Bomberman '94 - PC Engine (August 17)
15. Salamander 2 - MAME/Arcade (August 19)
16. Megaman 7 - SNES (by way of Mega Man Anniversary Collection) (August 17)
17. Medal of Honor Frontline - GameCube (August 24)
18. Super Star Shooter - Sharp X68000 (August 30)
19. Mega Man 8 - PS1 (by way of Mega Man Anniversary Collection) (August 31)
20. Mega Man Anniversary Collection - GameCube (August 31)
21. Medal of Honor Allied Assault - PC (September 5)
22. Super Mario Advance - Game Boy Advance (September 7)
23. Call of Duty - PC (September 14)
24. Maniac Mansion (Deluxe Version) - PC (October 4)
25. Medal of Honor Rising Sun - GameCube (October 23)
26. Panel De Pon (in Vs. Mode, Hard Level) - SFC (November 19)
27. Rainbow Six 3 - GameCube (December 1)
28. Medal of Honor AA Breakthrough - PC (December 11)
29. *NEW* Call of Duty 2 Big Red One - GameCube (December 22)

I had a good time with this FPS. Sad bit in the ending however --

Brooklyn-from-the-Bronx bites the dust :(


30 games to beat? Might need to find one to finish real fast in the next week.
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by dsheinem Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:57 am

January-June
Bride of Pin*Bot (from Pinball Arcade) - Vita
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - PS3
Super Stardust Delta - Vita
DoDonPachi Resurrection - 360
Bit.Trip Beat - PC
Dear Esther - PC
Wizorb - PC
Sound Shapes - Vita
Infinity Blade - iOS
Infinity Blade II - iOS
Super Star Shooter - X68000
Mortal Kombat (2012) - Vita
Super Mario 3D Land - 3DS
Centipede: Infestation - 3DS
Commando - 7800
Shadow Gun - iOS
Borderlands 2 - PC
Unfinished Swan - PS3
Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Captain's Booty - PC
House of the Dead 4 - PS3
Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers 3) - Arcade (MAME)
D - PS1
Vampire Hunter (Darkstalkers 2) - PSP
He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe - iOS
Halo 4 - 360
Little Big Planet - Vita
Super Crate Box - Vita
Street Fighter X Tekken - iOS
007: Goldeneye Reloaded - PS3
007: Blood Stone 360
Angry Birds: Star Wars - iOS
After Burner Climax - PS3
Sonic 4: Episode 1 - PS3
Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage - PC *new*
Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams - PS1 *new*

TOTAL: 71


2011 Games Beaten
2010 Games Beaten

Torgue's campaign isn't as long or as fun as Captain Scarlett's, but the writing is very funny and the last boss is awesome. More fun BL2, so no complaints from me :)

Playing through Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams was a chance to get another longbox game finished and under my belt , and I'll probably be playing more than a couple of retro games to wrap up the year from systems/collections that I've neglected. One thing this yearly list usually motivates me to do is to spend my time across multiple systems, and I see some glaring holes up there!
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Re: Games Beaten 2012

by Luke Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:13 am

Crash Team Racing for PS1, 100% completed.

I spent hours upon hours playing this with my roommate in college, and it is still as much fun as it used to be. The music is great, the graphics hold up, and it's just nonstop fun fun fun.


Going to play Crash Nitro Kart on the PS2, but I have a feeling I'll still prefer CTR.
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