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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by noiseredux Mon May 25, 2015 5:35 pm

1. Beavis And Butt-Head In Virtual Stupidity (PC)
2. Renegade Ops (PC)
3. Arena Of Octos (Apple II)
4. Beauty And The Beast (Intellivision)
5. Chivalry (Apple II)
6. Donald Duck's Playground (C64)
7. Left 4 Dead (PC)
8. Left 4 Dead 2 (PC)
9. Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered (PC)
10. Forward To The Sky (PC)
11. Elevator Action (MSX)
12. Quake (PC)
13: Talisman: Digital Edition (PC)
14: Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round (PC)
15. Dragon Age Origins (PC)
16. Hearthstone (Android)
17. Toren (PC)
18. The Great Giana Sisters (Amiga)

First game from my Summer Challenge list is done. Overall, a fun platformer - but totally brutal difficulty. Way harder than SMB. Especially considering the reliance on some pixel-perfect jumps which are really tough to pull off when you jump by pressing Up. I have no desire to revisit this one, but I'm glad I finally got through it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by emwearz Mon May 25, 2015 11:09 pm

dsheinem wrote: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.


If you want to do some Prison of Elders let me know! Also if you want to run Crota, etc. With the new DLC we can get you leveled up pretty fast.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Markies Mon May 25, 2015 11:38 pm

I beat Samurai Shodown for the Sega Genesis this evening!

I got into this game because of the great Capcom Vs. SNK games I played on the Playstation 1. I had heard of the game when I was younger, but didn't know much about it. To be honest, I was on the fence with the game for a long while. It was interesting, but it was beginning to reek of stiff SNK/Takara controls and cheap fighters that they are known for. However, after putting some time into it, I actually beat it this evening.

I wouldn't say its the best fighting game or even a great one as the controls are very clunky. Also, the damage is rather random for your character as I would sometimes have to hit somebody 20 times while they could hit me like 4 times to kill me. The characters are really interesting and I think the weapon based system, but it is not a smooth port in the slightest. Not a bad game at all, but could be much better.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Mon May 25, 2015 11:51 pm

Markies wrote:I beat Samurai Shodown for the Sega Genesis this evening!

I got into this game because of the great Capcom Vs. SNK games I played on the Playstation 1. I had heard of the game when I was younger, but didn't know much about it. To be honest, I was on the fence with the game for a long while. It was interesting, but it was beginning to reek of stiff SNK/Takara controls and cheap fighters that they are known for. However, after putting some time into it, I actually beat it this evening.

I wouldn't say its the best fighting game or even a great one as the controls are very clunky. Also, the damage is rather random for your character as I would sometimes have to hit somebody 20 times while they could hit me like 4 times to kill me. The characters are really interesting and I think the weapon based system, but it is not a smooth port in the slightest. Not a bad game at all, but could be much better.


Samurai Shodown is definitely one of the games that needs to be played as an arcade title or on the Neo Geo, or later on in the Samurai Shodown Anthology for PS2 and Wii. There are intricacies to the series and a pacing that is more slow and methodical, relying on normals attacks instead of huge combos. With the Sega Genesis version, you are missing out on the character Earthquake and the game itself is in comparison to the original. They do a great job with the sprites, but it is just not the same.

As to why you can hit someone a million times and not do much damage versus their 4 hits, is because of the rage meter. When the rage meter is built up, a strong hit can take down a large portion of your health. As Earthquake, if your rage meter is full, you can kill an enemy with full health in 4 hits. I suggest playing Samurai Shodown 2 to get the full effect of the series. It keeps the spirit of the series alive without moving towards a more special move focused gameplay and playing a weird positional based game that the later games like 5 does.

I look at Samurai Shodown as being my all-time favorite 2D fighting game series with Virtua Fighter being my favorite 3D fighting game series and there is a lot going on behind the scenes for both that a lot of people don't really try to see. I am glad you beat the first, but really give the second a try.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by mjmjr25 Tue May 26, 2015 12:37 am

dsheinem wrote: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.

I'm at a loss if you're serious.

EG 2 has more rooms, more multi-step puzzle solving, greatly enhanced graphics and sounds, and the controls are much smoother. I don't say this to argue - I just want to ensure people who haven't played either are sure to spend their money wisely.

EG 2 > $40 > Cutting toenails > EG 1
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Tue May 26, 2015 9:12 am

mjmjr25 wrote:EG 2 > $40 > Cutting toenails > EG 1


I agree! Cutting Toenails is pretty awesome!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Markies Tue May 26, 2015 10:04 am

BogusMeatFactory wrote:
Markies wrote:I beat Samurai Shodown for the Sega Genesis this evening!

I got into this game because of the great Capcom Vs. SNK games I played on the Playstation 1. I had heard of the game when I was younger, but didn't know much about it. To be honest, I was on the fence with the game for a long while. It was interesting, but it was beginning to reek of stiff SNK/Takara controls and cheap fighters that they are known for. However, after putting some time into it, I actually beat it this evening.

I wouldn't say its the best fighting game or even a great one as the controls are very clunky. Also, the damage is rather random for your character as I would sometimes have to hit somebody 20 times while they could hit me like 4 times to kill me. The characters are really interesting and I think the weapon based system, but it is not a smooth port in the slightest. Not a bad game at all, but could be much better.


I suggest playing Samurai Shodown 2 to get the full effect of the series. It keeps the spirit of the series alive without moving towards a more special move focused gameplay and playing a weird positional based game that the later games like 5 does.

I look at Samurai Shodown as being my all-time favorite 2D fighting game series with Virtua Fighter being my favorite 3D fighting game series and there is a lot going on behind the scenes for both that a lot of people don't really try to see. I am glad you beat the first, but really give the second a try.


Unfortunately, I have no way of playing Neo Geo games on Neo Geo Systems, but I am quite curious to continue the series. I really felt like the problems I was having was because of the port of the game to the Genesis. I didn't think it was the game itself because it seemed to have a good base.

I grew up playing Street Fighter II, so I kind of base every fighting game off of that. The flow isn't quite the same, but it is very unique. I am intrigued in the series and I am curious to see how it evolves in the future.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Tue May 26, 2015 10:10 am

Markies wrote:
Unfortunately, I have no way of playing Neo Geo games on Neo Geo Systems, but I am quite curious to continue the series. I really felt like the problems I was having was because of the port of the game to the Genesis. I didn't think it was the game itself because it seemed to have a good base.

I grew up playing Street Fighter II, so I kind of base every fighting game off of that. The flow isn't quite the same, but it is very unique. I am intrigued in the series and I am curious to see how it evolves in the future.


Oh, yeah, the transition from Street Fighter to any other fighting game, especially SNK games is a very jarring change. I highly recommend taking a look at guides and FAQs to learn the characters and learn the mechanics, as there are a ton of stuff that sit behind the scenes. Yeah, find any way to grab the Samurai Shodown Anthology on PS2 or Wii, as it includes every 2D samurai Shodown game, including VI which was never released in the states until then. It is actually really really good, but still not as good as II.

Also, if you have a Sega CD, that version of Samurai Shodown is VERY good, although still missing Earthquake. There are load times, which stink, but the sound, art and responsiveness are almost spot on to the original. It is a lot of fun!

I realized, when getting into a new fighting game outside of the norm that reading guides definitely help you understand how the game should be played, which is directly related to the level of enjoyment in the game. I know this, because everyone stinks on Virtua Fighter, only because they play Tekken or Street Fighter and there is no fighting game like it to compare really.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Tue May 26, 2015 10:21 am

BogusMeatFactory wrote:I know this, because everyone stinks of Virtua Fighter, only because they play Tekken or Street Fighter and there is no fighting game like it to compare really.


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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Tue May 26, 2015 10:27 am

1. Cut the Rope (3DS)
2. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
3. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX)
4. Jewel Link Chronicles: Mountains of Madness (NDS)
5. Super Mario 3D World (WIIU)
6. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
7. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS)
8. Gunman Clive (3DS)
9. Child of Light (WIIU)
10. Gunman Clive 2 (3DS)
11. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (WIIU)
12. Shifting World (3DS)
13. VVVVVV (3DS)
14. Mega Man 9 (PS3)
15. Mighty Switch Force 2 (WIIU)
16. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PS3)
17. Castle Crashers (PS3)
18. Pushmo (3DS)
19. Steamworld Dig (3DS)
20. The Unfinished Swan (PS3)
21. Blaster Master (NES)
22. Samurai Shodown II (NEOGEO/PS2)
23. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2600)
24. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a fantastic game. It plays similarly to The Adventures of Cookie and Cream - that is, one player controls two characters simultaneously to solve puzzles - but its tone is much, much darker than any game in that series. The world is beautifully rendered; the game has an excellent soundtrack; and the game's mechanics add a lot to the story's emotional impact. I highly, highly recommend this game.

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Also, the first two entries in the Samurai Shodown series are amazing. I can't recommend them highly enough, but you should not go into them expecting games like Street Fighter II. Each one is much more like a 2D Bushido Blade.
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