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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:05 am

Ice Climber is substantially worse than Donkey Kong 1/2/3, Popeye, Kangaroo, Congo Bongo, Mr. Do!'s Castle, Beauty & the Beast, and other similar "climbing" games. The controls are awful and game drags on for an unbearable 32 levels.

I have been meaning to ask - anyone here play Wrecking Crew? The World of Longplays video is a staggering 2.5 hours! With no save feature as far as I can tell. Can you at least choose your starting level from the title screen? EDIT: Wikipedia tells me you can. I should probably pick that one up now.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:26 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Ice Climber is substantially worse than Donkey Kong 1/2/3, Popeye, Kangaroo, Congo Bongo, Mr. Do!'s Castle, Beauty & the Beast, and other similar "climbing" games. The controls are awful and game drags on for an unbearable 32 levels.


But have you compared them to the ultimate climbing game, Eli's Ladder?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by alienjesus Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:53 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Ice Climber is substantially worse than Donkey Kong 1/2/3, Popeye, Kangaroo, Congo Bongo, Mr. Do!'s Castle, Beauty & the Beast, and other similar "climbing" games. The controls are awful and game drags on for an unbearable 32 levels.

I have been meaning to ask - anyone here play Wrecking Crew? The World of Longplays video is a staggering 2.5 hours! With no save feature as far as I can tell. Can you at least choose your starting level from the title screen? EDIT: Wikipedia tells me you can. I should probably pick that one up now.



Wrecking Crew is absolutely atrocious. I hate it with a passion I normally wouldn't associate with disliking a game. It is unbelievably frustrating and tedious. It's puzzle solving requires slow and steady thinking whilst its use of enemies, and worse, random enemies, means that you'll often fail at a puzzle due to random chance. Blergh.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by fastbilly1 Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:55 am

Wrecking Crew 98 however is amazing.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:18 am

alienjesus wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Ice Climber is substantially worse than Donkey Kong 1/2/3, Popeye, Kangaroo, Congo Bongo, Mr. Do!'s Castle, Beauty & the Beast, and other similar "climbing" games. The controls are awful and game drags on for an unbearable 32 levels.

I have been meaning to ask - anyone here play Wrecking Crew? The World of Longplays video is a staggering 2.5 hours! With no save feature as far as I can tell. Can you at least choose your starting level from the title screen? EDIT: Wikipedia tells me you can. I should probably pick that one up now.



Wrecking Crew is absolutely atrocious. I hate it with a passion I normally wouldn't associate with disliking a game. It is unbelievably frustrating and tedious. It's puzzle solving requires slow and steady thinking whilst its use of enemies, and worse, random enemies, means that you'll often fail at a puzzle due to random chance. Blergh.


Well damn!

Oddly enough, this makes me want to try the game even more now. :lol:

Haven't played it since I was a kid. Think I'll pick up Clu Clu Land and Devil World sometime too...
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by ExedExes Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:22 am

Wrecking Crew indeed has its flaws but I wouldn't flat out avoid it. You can choose the level you want to play, so if you mess up you can just go right back.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by alienjesus Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:25 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Haven't played it since I was a kid. Think I'll pick up Clu Clu Land and Devil World sometime too...


Now Clu Clu Land I adore. I think it's massively underrated as far as early NES games go. Devil World I haven't played, but it doesn't appeal to me at all.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:37 am

alienjesus wrote:Now Clu Clu Land I adore.


Hmmmmmm....... You adore a simplistic 1984 maze game with once-screen levels.

I think it's time you picked up an Atari. 8)

Ack wrote:But have you compared them to the ultimate climbing game, Eli's Ladder?


Isn't that super rare? :lol: I've never played it, no.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:34 am

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. Soul Calibur V (360 | 2012 | fighter) 7/10
36. No More Heroes (Wii | 2008 | action adventure) 7/10
37. Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis | 1994 | platformer) 7/10

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I enjoyed: Getting to use a spear wielding protagonist in a Castlevania game. Nice colorful graphics with impressively programmed special effects. Competent OST that lives up to its series' legacy. Eric has a diverse move set that's a lot of fun to play with. Some of the level designs are quite artistically inspired. Password support saves time and patience.

I didn't enjoy: General difficulty is lower than normal for this series. The last three stages are not as inspired as the first three. Obnoxious boss rush at the end of the game. Sometimes the graphical pizzazz trumps gameplay in interruptive ways. The cover art should have Eric on it.

Overall takeaway: Castlevania: Bloodlines is a competent game in the series, but it comes off as a vampire more concerned with being pretty than being dangerous.

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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by PresidentLeever Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:47 am

^What about hard mode though, not much of a difference?

"Sometimes the graphical pizzazz trumps gameplay in interruptive ways."

Could you give some examples?
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