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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:45 pm

Exhuminator wrote:Ages > Seasons, bet on it.

You know what else?

Ages > Awakening.

Come at me.


GRAAAHH!!!!

Hahahaha...seriously though, why do you feel that is? I am curious!

Also, fun fact. Bill Trinen was the only man responsible for the localization of Oracle of Ages. How far he has come up the ladder!

The Oracle games do have the WORST bad guy in all of the zelda games. Twinrova? Seriously? That is your main bad guy!?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:37 pm

1. Painkiller - PC
2. Front Mission 4 - PS2
3. Wasteland 2 - PC
4. Arcanum - PC
5. X-COM Terror from the Deep - PC
6. Military Madness - TurboGrafx-16
7. Unreal - PC
8. Shadowrun - SNES
9. Warcraft III - PC
10. Dungeon Keeper - PC
11. Final Fantasy X-2 HD - PS3
12. Descent - PC
13. Quake Mission Pack 2 - Dissolution of Eternity - PC
14. Quake 2 Mission Pack 2 - Ground Zero - PC
15. Sokobond - PC
16. Hybrid Heaven - N64
17. Sonic the Hedgehog - Genesis
18. Castlevania - NES
19. Super Castlevania IV - SNES
20. Castlevania III - NES
21. Castlevania II - NES
22. Castlevania Rondo of Blood - Turbo CD
23. Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders - PC
24. Fractal - PC
25. Kirby's Adventure - NES
26. Pillars of Eternity - PC
27. Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den - PC
28. Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour - PC
29. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - NES
30. Punch-Out!! - NES
31. Doom 3 - PC
32. The Even More Incredible Machine - PC
33. Contra - NES
34. Dark Forces - PC
35. Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II - PC
36. X-Wing - PC
37. TIE Fighter - PC
38. Bloodborne - PS4
39. Gradius - NES
40. Marble Madness - NES
41. The Witcher 3 - PC

Well, 70 hours later I've finished The Witcher trilogy, and Geralt's story comes to a close. I'm quite happy with how things ended and with the journey to get there. The game is split into a prologue to get you used to how things are going to go down gameplay wise and then three acts. In terms of main quest content the breakdown is 60/15/25, but act 1 gets a lot longer if you get distracted by sidequests, like I did. But compared to Skyrim the sidequests feel a lot better integrated into the experience. When you sidequest in Skyrim it feels like you're faffing about and utterly ignoring the main quest. Here the sidequests feel like diversions; Geralt can't help inserting himself into situations. Sometimes it's doing contracts for money; he is a witcher after all. Sometimes it's just that he hears some guys harassing someone and doesn't like the injustice. But the main quest still really looms over you.

This game is close to Witcher 2 in gameplay, though it does make some changes. The biggest change is how the potions work (and to a lesser extent bombs). In Witcher 2 you had to meditate prior to combat to use them. In this game you get to use them during combat. To balance things, potions don't last very long without specializing in them and you still have to deal with toxicity. Another thing to balance things is instead of having to craft each dose you instead craft a particular potion and then get a certain number of uses. Once you run out it can be refilled when you meditate using strong alcohol. The same limited uses situations applies to your bombs. I think it's a better direction for the freeroaming structure of the game; you never really know when combats are going to happen and it would be expensive to be constantly dosed with Swallow and others. Now you can use them when it's necessary.

The game continues the series trademark of long term consequences and a grey and grey world. Your best bet is to trust your instincts and accept that you are just a small player in a large world; though you get to make an impact you can't save everyone.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Cronozilla Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:06 am

BogusMeatFactory wrote:YAY! I feel like the phrase, "Disgustingly adorable," is a great descriptive word for a lot of the games out on the WiiU lately. Captain Toad, Kirdby, Yoshi's Wooly World etc.

P.S. I miss you Crono.


It's true, but they also feel like they've completely cut out video game drama bullshit and are just delivering wonderful games. I appreciate that.

I'd love to see some Kirdby games, I'm imagining that'd be some Russian knock off series or something.

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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by alienjesus Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:56 am

BogusMeatFactory wrote:
Exhuminator wrote:Ages > Seasons, bet on it.

You know what else?

Ages > Awakening.

Come at me.


GRAAAHH!!!!

Hahahaha...seriously though, why do you feel that is? I am curious!


I agree with Exhuminator on this one. Oracle of Ages is my favourite handheld Zelda. It's actually my favourite 2D zelda in general.

Thats right, I went there. I like it more than A Link To The Past.

Also, fun fact. Bill Trinen was the only man responsible for the localization of Oracle of Ages. How far he has come up the ladder!

The Oracle games do have the WORST bad guy in all of the zelda games. Twinrova? Seriously? That is your main bad guy!?


But....have you finished a game of the two joined together? You've not seen everything until you have!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:01 am

alienjesus wrote:I agree with Exhuminator on this one. Oracle of Ages is my favourite handheld Zelda.

The most important aspect that I loved about Ages is the game has legitimately tough puzzles at times. It actually requires some brain power to succeed. Compared to other handheld Zeldas I've beat*, that's a stark difference.

I have not finished Seasons though, to be fair. I've made it about halfway through the game, but the pacing went to hell and I wasn't sure what I was supposed to even be doing. Maybe I'll replay it someday, I don't know.

Awakening is a great game though, don't get me wrong. But it's piss easy. At least I had to put some effort into finishing Ages.

*Handheld Zeldas I've beaten include Awakening, Ages, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks. I made it to the final dungeon of Minish Cap but got distracted and never finished it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by KayJay Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:11 pm

I beat Tales of Symphonia recently. Amazing game, truly great. I'm not really sure if i like it more than Vesperia, but i at least like it as much.


I also beat Yoshi's Story. Pretty fun, i remember playing that game when i was, like, 5. :lol: It was fun, if a little bland.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:18 pm

KayJay wrote:I beat Tales of Symphonia recently. Amazing game, truly great. I'm not really sure if i like it more than Vesperia, but i at least like it as much.


I also beat Yoshi's Story. Pretty fun, i remember playing that game when i was, like, 5. :lol: It was fun, if a little bland.


You should check out the sequel to Tales of Symphonia, where it takes place many years after the fact!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:48 pm

First 50:
1. Grandia (PlayStation)
2. Jungle Hunt (Xbox - Taito Legends)
3. Jungle Hunt (Atari 2600)
4. Jungle Hunt (Plug & Play - ColecoVision Flashback)
5. Donkey Kong (Atari 2600)
6. Donkey Kong (Intellivision)
7. Donkey Kong (ColecoVision)
8. Bubble Bobble (NES)
9. Side Arms: Hyper Dyne (PSP - Capcom Classics Collection Remixed)
10. 1941: Counter Attack (PSP - Capcom Classics Collection Remixed)
11. Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (PSP)
12. The Ninja Kids (Xbox - Taito Legends)
13. Neutopia (TurboGrafx-16)
14. Golden Axe Warrior (Xbox 360 - Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection)
15. Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 (Dreamcast)
16. Growl (PlayStation 2 - Taito Legends 2)
17. Arabian Magic (PlayStation 2 - Taito Legends 2)
18. Dungeon Magic (PlayStation 2 - Taito Legends 2)
19. Gekirindan (PlayStation 2 - Taito Legends 2)
20. Ys II (Saturn - Falcom Classics II)
21. Darius Gaiden (PlayStation 2 - Taito Legends 2)
22. G Darius (PlayStation 2 - Taito Legends 2)
23. Giana Sisters DS (DS)
24. RayStorm (PlayStation 2 - Taito Legends 2)
25. Mr. Do! (ColecoVision)
26. Beauty & the Beast (Intellivision)
27. Boxing (PlayStation 2 - Activision Anthology)
28. Crystalis (NES)
29. Dragon Warrior (NES)
30. Faxanadu (NES)
31. Tombs & Treasure (NES)
32. Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy)
33. Kirby's Adventure (NES)
34. Kirby Super Star (SNES)
35. Hoshi no Kirby 64 (Nintendo 64)
36. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
37. Dig Dug (Wii - Namco Museum Megamix)
38. Phoenix (Xbox - Taito Legends)
39. Phoenix (Atari 2600)
40. Pleiads (Xbox - Tecmo Classic Arcade)
41. Kangaroo (Atari 2600)
42. Final Fantasy Adventure (Game Boy)
43. Gorf (Atari 2600)
44. Richard Scarry's Huckle and Lowly's Busiest Day Ever (Pico)
45. Mickey's Blast Into the Past (Pico)
46. Secret of Mana (SNES)
47. Psycho Soldier (PSP - SNK Arcade Classics 0)
48. Genshi-Tou 1930's (PSP - SNK Arcade Classics 0)
49. Datsugoku: Prisoners of War (PSP - SNK Arcade Classics 0)
50. SAR: Search and Rescue (PSP - SNK Arcade Classics 0)

51. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
52. Tic-Tac-Toe / Shooting Gallery / Doodle / Quadra-Doodle (Channel F)
53. Robot War / Torpedo Alley (Channel F)
54. Pinball Challenge (Channel F)
55. Elevator Action (Xbox - Taito Legends)
56. Elevator Action II (PlayStation 2 - Taito Legends 2)
57. Altered Beast (Xbox 360 - Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection)
58. Congo Bongo (Xbox 360 - Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection)
59. International Soccer (Commodore 64)
60. Out of this World! / Helicopter Rescue! (Odyssey²)
61. Alien Invaders - Plus! (Odyssey²)
62. Ice Hockey (Atari 2600)
63. River Raid (Atari 2600)
64. Frankenstein's Monster (Atari 2600)
65. Ys II (Famicom)
66. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (Turbo CD)
67. Gremlins (Atari 2600)
68. Frogs and Flies (Atari 2600)
69. Ice Climber (NES)
70. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (PlayStation 2)
71. Ghosts 'n Goblins (PSP - Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded)
72. Ikari Warriors (Atari 2600)
73. Donkey Kong Junior (Atari 2600)
74. Donkey Kong Junior (ColecoVision)


Back when Mario was a villain!

Two okay ports here. Both are missing a level found in the arcade version (though not the same one). I don't own this on Intellivision, sadly.

Levels 1 and 2 of the Atari port are easy. Level 2 only contains a single enemy! Difficulty ramps up in level 3 where it's hard to dodge the "lizards" unless you're jumping in a very specific pattern.

The Coleco game looks nice, though it's a bit trickier to grab the vines here and of course the controller itself is a bit stiff and awkward. I can't figure out how the game "loops" after stage three..... It seems be choosing levels randomly or maybe it's going backwards?

If you own these two older-than-dirt systems then check out DKJ. Otherwise, the NES port is better all around.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:19 am

1. Painkiller - PC
2. Front Mission 4 - PS2
3. Wasteland 2 - PC
4. Arcanum - PC
5. X-COM Terror from the Deep - PC
6. Military Madness - TurboGrafx-16
7. Unreal - PC
8. Shadowrun - SNES
9. Warcraft III - PC
10. Dungeon Keeper - PC
11. Final Fantasy X-2 HD - PS3
12. Descent - PC
13. Quake Mission Pack 2 - Dissolution of Eternity - PC
14. Quake 2 Mission Pack 2 - Ground Zero - PC
15. Sokobond - PC
16. Hybrid Heaven - N64
17. Sonic the Hedgehog - Genesis
18. Castlevania - NES
19. Super Castlevania IV - SNES
20. Castlevania III - NES
21. Castlevania II - NES
22. Castlevania Rondo of Blood - Turbo CD
23. Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders - PC
24. Fractal - PC
25. Kirby's Adventure - NES
26. Pillars of Eternity - PC
27. Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den - PC
28. Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour - PC
29. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - NES
30. Punch-Out!! - NES
31. Doom 3 - PC
32. The Even More Incredible Machine - PC
33. Contra - NES
34. Dark Forces - PC
35. Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II - PC
36. X-Wing - PC
37. TIE Fighter - PC
38. Bloodborne - PS4
39. Gradius - NES
40. Marble Madness - NES
41. The Witcher 3 - PC
42. Mega Man X5 Zero Playthrough - PSX

So I played through X4 with both characters and X5 with X back in December, but then the Together Retro for this month was Mega Man X, so I held off on doing a Zero playthrough until now. I also wasn't too keen on playing again, as X5 was a noticeable drop in quality compared to X4. And unfortunately playing as Zero doesn't do much to improve things. Several of the stage hazards are much harder to navigate as Zero, with Duff McWhalen's stage being an absolute pain in the ass. The only saving grace is that Zero tends to demolish bosses pretty well, and that's without using his dash cancelling spam. He has better default mobility than X until X gets the Falcon Armor, but at that point X becomes much more awesome. And then X's Ultimate Armor is miles above Zero's Black Armor in terms of value.

Oh, and I had forgotten just how much Squid Adler's opening on the bike can go fuck itself. It's really depressing how they took a fun bike from X2 & 4 and made it suck so hard. And then it sucks even more when you're trying to get the armor part.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by alienjesus Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:21 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:If you own these two older-than-dirt systems then check out DKJ. Otherwise, the NES port is better all around.


I don't think anyone should check out any version of DK Junior personally. It's pretty bad :lol:

I find it interesting that you didn't really like Ice Climber but you did like these. I much prefer Ice Climber to any version of DK Junior - NES, Arcade, Game & Watch or otherwise.
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