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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by CFFJR Fri May 22, 2015 6:43 am

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I did. Back when it first came out in fact. Its excellent, and I've been meaning to replay it.

Still prefer Doom though. I was teasing Bogus, but its also true that no shooter has ever dethroned Doom in my mind. Call me biased I suppose.

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This Dark Forces talk is making me want to try it. There's a tempting bundle on Steam...


Oh I am not offended at all! There is a big difference between Doom and Dark Forces in terms of level design. With Doom, you don't spend time scouring for nooks and crannies to get to your goals. The sewer level in Dark Forces is a great example of disorienting level design, numerous switches that change water levels and pitch black corridors. With Doom, you need to sometimes find key cards and reach the destination. Here, keycards are dropped by enemies and the problem is that there are tons of enemies and you can easily miss them. Also the numerous goals can cause some issues. It is that weird puberty of FPS games moving from that pure adrenaline arcade style and the story oriented goal-based levels. The game is still a blast to play and a lot of fun, don't get me wrong, but you can clearly see the flaws.

It is still very very interesting to experience. You should try it, because the sequel is great and games like Republic Commando are in that bundle and they are a great gem that people always overlook!


Ah, I get what you mean, and I can see how that could get frustrating. The arcade style action is what I really love too, much more than completing objectives.

Still, I will definitely give it a play. I went ahead and picked up the Jedi Knight bundle. No Republic Commando in that pack though I'm afraid, so that will have to wait for another day.

I know I played a demo or something of one these sequels back in the day...
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Fri May 22, 2015 10:00 am

Hey, CFFJR, have you tried the Serious Sam or Painkiller games? They seem a lot closer to the straight up action that might interest you. Hordes of enemies, big guns, lots of shooting. I need to give Tower of Guns a try too sometime.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Fri May 22, 2015 10:23 am

Ack wrote:Hey, CFFJR, have you tried the Serious Sam or Painkiller games? They seem a lot closer to the straight up action that might interest you. Hordes of enemies, big guns, lots of shooting.

Here's a few others most folks haven't heard of:
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by CFFJR Fri May 22, 2015 7:37 pm

Ack wrote:Hey, CFFJR, have you tried the Serious Sam or Painkiller games? They seem a lot closer to the straight up action that might interest you. Hordes of enemies, big guns, lots of shooting. I need to give Tower of Guns a try too sometime.


I've played Serious Sam First Encounter. Its insane and I love it.

Not yet tried Painkiller. Its high on the "one of these days" list. Maybe sooner than expected though, since they have the whole series on Steam.

Exhuminator wrote:Here's a few others most folks haven't heard of


Nice, thanks for the list. Couple more to check out now.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by ExedExes Fri May 22, 2015 11:18 pm

Oh man, GORE. I played that for all of one night, only because I got lost on the second level, and it really felt like a B-grade title.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Flake Sun May 24, 2015 3:14 pm

1/3: Super Mario Bros 2: Lost Levels (Luigi Run) (3DS VC/NES)
1/4: Super Mario Bros. (Wii / All-Stars)
1/15: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
1/20: Super Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
1/28: Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
2/15: Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon (3DS)
2/15: Super Mario Land (3DS VC/GB)
2/16: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS VC/GB)
3/3: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (3DS VC/GB)
3/13: Dragon Ball Xenoverse (PS4)
3/23: Metroid Prime (Wii)
4/18: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Wii)
5/3: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
5/10: Donkey Kong Country (WiiU VC/SNES)
5/16: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hyper Stone Heist (GEN)
5/23: Mario Party 10 (WiiU)

I really really cannot recommend Mario Party 10 enough to any house hold where there are at least two people that have a passing interest in gaming. First and foremost, what I recall from the last Mario Party game I ever played (admittedly it was Mario Party 2 back in the late 90s) the sheer time suck factor is gone. Most maps can be wrapped up within 20 minutes or so, 30 tops. Also, there is always something happening in this game and even though it doesn't feel like the clear front runner gets cheated as often as they used to, no one is ever counted out till the end. As long as all parties have a great sense of humor, this game is pretty much guaranteed to create happy shouting.

The graphics are pretty damn good. The assets look mostly lifted from Captain Toad and Super Mario 3D World which is a pretty good place to steal artwork if that's what you're aiming to do.

The real winning factor for me has to be the two new modes. There is Bowser Mode where players get to take turns being Bowser. The game is insanely unfair for the non-Bowser players but if they are clever and lucky, the momentum shifts in their direction and their wins feel epic. Amiibo integration is also really good with numerous Smash Bros and Mario Party series amiibos unlocking character specific mini-maps that are worth playing all on their own. You can actually build better game pieces by playing with the same Amiibo repeatedly and collecting the tokens and bases that pump up their performance.

This is the type of game that keeps my WiiU on daily.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Sun May 24, 2015 10:39 pm

1. Devil's Attorney (Android | 2012 | strategy) (7/10)
2. Resident Evil 5 (360 | 2009 | action adventure) (8/10)
3. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (360 | 2010 | kart racer) (8/10)
4. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2 | 2005 | JRPG) (9/10)
5. Gears of War (360 | 2006 | cover shooter) (6/10)
6. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita | 2012 | action adventure) (7/10)
7. Orcs & Elves (DS | 2007 | dungeon crawler) (7/10)
8. From The Abyss (DS | 2008 | action-RPG) (5/10)
9. Army of Two (360 | 2008 | cover shooter) (7/10)
10. Psychic World (Master System | 1991 | platformer) (4/10)
11. Endless Ocean: Blue World (Wii | 2010 | adventure / simulation) (9/10)
12. Journey to Silius (NES | 1990 | platformer) (6/10)
13. Sword Master (NES | 1992 | platformer) (3/10)
14. Project: Snowblind (PC | 2005 | FPS) (7/10)
15. Yakyuuken Part II - Gal's Dungeon (Famicom | 1989 | maze / puzzle) (5/10)
16. Bishoujo Sexy Derby (Famicom | 1988 | horse racing) (2/10)
17. SiN Episodes: Emergence (PC | 2006 | FPS) (5/10)
18. Seirei Gari (AKA Ghost Hunter) (NES | 1989 | puzzle / adventure) (4/10)
19. The Guardian Legend (NES | 1989 | action-RPG / shmup) (9/10)
20. Prey (PC | 2006 | FPS) (7/10)
21. Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (SFC | 1993 | action-RPG) (4/10)
22. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (GameCube | 2001 | combat flight sim) (3/10)
23. Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand (SFC | 1995 | action-RPG) (7/10)
24. Bonk's Adventure (TurboGrafx-16 | 1990 | platformer) (6/10)
25. Lost Kingdoms (GameCube | 2002 | CCG-action-RPG) (8/10)
26. Bonk's Revenge (TurboGrafx-16 | 1991 | platformer) (6/10)
27. Blazing Lazers (TurboGrafx-16 | 1989 | shmup) (7/10)
28. Heatseeker (PS2 | 2007 | arcade flight combat) (7/10)
29. Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy | 1989 | platformer) (3/10)
30. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy | 1991 | platformer) (7/10)
31. Castlevania Legends (Game Boy | 1998 | platformer) (5/10)
32. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy | 1994 | platformer) 7/10
33. Bonk's Adventure (Game Boy | 1992 | platformer) 7/10
34. Brandish: The Dark Revenant [Ares mode] (PSP | 2009 | dungeon crawler) 9/10
35. Castlevania Special: I'm Kid Dracula (Famicom | 1990 | platformer) 7/10
34. Brandish: The Dark Revenant [Dela mode] (PSP | 2009 | dungeon crawler) 8/10
35. SoulCalibur V (360 | 2012 | fighter) 7/10
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Good: Nice graphics, robust character creator, lots of stages and characters.

Bad: Too many characters and stages locked behind ridiculous time wasting requirements. Story mode is simpler than past games. Arcade mode is more shallow than past games.

Overall: A solid fighting game that does nothing to innovate upon its predecessors and manages to dumb down their past glories while doing so.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by PinkPanzer Mon May 25, 2015 12:11 am

I just beat Disgaea 4 for the vita (also being the first in the series I've played and also the first ever SRPG I've beaten!). Very solid game overall and I would certainly consider playing others in the series).

After a long day out I hooked up the PS2 and started playing Legend of Legaia
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Markies Mon May 25, 2015 1:08 am

PinkPanzer wrote:I just beat Disgaea 4 for the vita (also being the first in the series I've played and also the first ever SRPG I've beaten!). Very solid game overall and I would certainly consider playing others in the series).

After a long day out I hooked up the PS2 and started playing Legend of Legaia


Disgaea is a very interesting series. If you can get into the SRPG genre, it is a deep and dark rabbit hole. Disgaea 1 and 2 are fantastic games and I loved every second of them. Disgaea 1 had better characters and story while Disgaea 2 had a better battle mechanic.

I am currently playing Legend of Legaia and I am enjoying it tremendously. It's not the greatest game in the world, but for a very early PS1 game, it's pretty fantastic. Reminds me much of Wild Arms without all of its craziness.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Mon May 25, 2015 4:23 pm

Games Beaten 2015

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - 3DS
A Bird Story - PC
Quake - PC
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - PS4
Quake: Scourge of Armagon - PC
Quake: Dissolution of Eternity - PC
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis - NDS
Painkiller - PC
Gungrave: Overdose - PS2
Adventure -Atari 2600 (PS2)
Auto Racing - Intellivision (PS2) [1979]
Boxing - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1980]
The Count - TI99/4A (emulated) [1981]
Dragonstomper - Atari 2600/Starpath Supercharger (emulated) [1982]
Enduro - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1983]
Diablo III - PS4
Front Line - Atari 2600 (emulated) [1984]
Gertie Goose - The Lost Eggs - C64 (emulated) [1985]
Ocean Commander - Wii
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - PS2
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PS4
Mortal Kombat: Deception - PS2
The Order: 1886 - PS4
The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo - PC
Grab Them By The Eyes - PC
Growl - PS2/Arcade
Hydlide - NES [1986]
Ikari Warriors - NES [1987]
Jonah Barrington's Squash - C64 (emulated) [1988]
Steel Diver - 3DS
Super Mario 3D World - - Wii U
Quake II - PC
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - PS4
Kung Fu Louie vs. The Martial Art Posse - PC [1989]
Loom - PC [1990]
Metroid II: Return of Samus - GB [1991]
Ninja Commando - - Arcade (MAME) [1992]
Tennis in the Face - Vita
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - PS4
Quake II: The Reckoning - PC
Injustice: Gods Among Us - PS4
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry - PS4
Infamous: First Light - PS4
Race the Sun - PS4
Mad Riders - PS3
Destiny: House of Wolves - PS4 *new*
Escape Goat 2 - PS4 *new*

Total: 47


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I never did the raid in the first Destiny expansion so I never counted that one on this list, but I finished all the available content for House of Wolves, so up it goes. I like Destiny, and I like that it keeps me coming back to it every few weeks/months.

Escape Goat 2 is nowhere near as good as the first. Compared to the first it is far too easy, the graphical charm has been largely replaced with a less pixely style, and even the structure of the map and stuff feels less substantive. I suppose there may be more goodies hidden in the end game content/secret rooms, but the first one kicked your ass and made an impression through the main game. This one, by comparison, was a cake walk.
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