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Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:28 am
by darsparx
- Batman Arkham Asylum
- Batman Arkham City
- Batman Arkham Origins

Yeah definitely a little rough in execution but enjoyable. Wish I would've focused a little more on getting some of the Enigma stuff but eh I'm just glad to be done with the thing, city is much better but this isn't a piece of hot garbage like I was lead to believe. Though it did have a few times when I would use the explosion gel and things that i used it on would kinda hover and move in place as I did for a bit, rather strange glitch...

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:12 am
by Exhuminator
GSZX1337 wrote:The plot sucks; it's the same sappy love story bullshit that plagues the PS1/2 Final Fantasy titles.

Yeah you'd think with three writers (Masaru Hatano, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and Takatoshi Aoki) the plot would have turned out a bit better. Outside the romance crap, there were parts of the story I actually enjoyed, but it certainly wasn't as strong a tale as it could have been.

One big complaint I do have with the game though, is that there are some fairly large chunks of it you can miss pretty easily. If I remember correctly, the Haunted Mansion, The Flame & Lizard, the Reptid Catacombs, the Sea Cave, the Arganan Temple, and the Contaminated Cave are all secret missions you can miss while playing through the main game. Considering how short the main game is, making it even shorter by hiding missions was a rather derp-assed idea.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:50 pm
by Sarge
darsparx wrote:- Batman Arkham Asylum
- Batman Arkham City
- Batman Arkham Origins

Yeah definitely a little rough in execution but enjoyable. Wish I would've focused a little more on getting some of the Enigma stuff but eh I'm just glad to be done with the thing, city is much better but this isn't a piece of hot garbage like I was lead to believe. Though it did have a few times when I would use the explosion gel and things that i used it on would kinda hover and move in place as I did for a bit, rather strange glitch...

Completely agreed. I actually don't remember a lot from City, but I remember Origins feeling like much the same. I thought they were both really fun games. Definitely not hot garbage!

I don't know how long it'll be before I get a shot at Arkham Knight. I don't have either of the next-gen platforms that it's out on, and even if I had the rig to run it on PC, I've heard that is a piece of hot garbage. :(

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:54 pm
by Gamerforlife
darsparx wrote:
Gamerforlife wrote:
darsparx wrote:- Batman Arkham asylum(would've perferred to 100% it but getting the credits to roll is worth it, beat it in less than a day though joker's fight pissed me off...and before anyone says it I'll get back to snes and such when my extensions for my controllers arrive so next up is Arkham city ;) )


RyaNtheSlayA wrote:The two best games in the series. It's all downhill from here on out. Origins = recycling, technical issues and stupid multiplayer mode. Knight = Crappy Batmobile + obnoxious tank battles + obnoxious tank stealth sequences + WAY too much Joker + some of the worst boss fights in the entire series (all revolving around Arkham Knight)

Also:

Possibly the worst portrayal of Jason Todd I've ever seen. A massive step down from his character in the movie Under the Red Hood


Reading that post about the Wii U version of Arkham City, I kind of want to try it now. God knows my meager Wii U library could use another addition.


I almost want the wii u version but the thing is I picked up the goty version for ps3 and still seem able to play through the harley quinn dlc(which is fun, and came out as expected knowing quinn in her state and still not fully recovered...plus I was decent at stealth sections in that one so it was easier) without paying for it. I intend to replay most of thse for the side missions/completion later but I figured that would take longer.

Speaking of

- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Batman: Arkham City

Not much to add since it does have a lot of repeats of the first(but seems to improve on most and give a better map since asylum seemed awfully small and got boring quick when I would inevitedably fail most missions since I'm horrible at timing and the fights required a crud ton of these). I won't lie though I wished it would've had more of the crime scene investigation or recontstructions. I'm now playing Origins for sake of the way these were released and yeah it's definitely rough but it's not a bad game by any means(I'll post more when I actually complete it). I just wish there were more of the reconstruction scenes I love those :-\


One nice thing they do in Arkham Knight is steal the crime scene investigation/reconstructions from Origins, and they actually have some other nice takes on Batman doing his detective thing as well so it feels more interactive.

Harley is also well used in Arkham Knight. I found her DLC fun, her detective vision is freaking AWESOME. And her "mayhem mode" is like a variation of the OP shock gloves in Origins. Also, her main story line mission (that can't be a spoiler as I can't imagine anyone didn't expect to see her in Arkham Knight) is the best mission in the whole game because:

minor spoiler

Batman and Robin team up throughout the whole thing and you see them work together in combat, stealth sections, an interesting bomb diffusing section, and even a sub boss fight. It's Batman and Robin done gloriously well


Beyond that though, ugh. Arkham Knight really is hot garbage. Crap side missions, crap bosses, obnoxious new enemy types for combat (have fun fighting electrified enemies that you can't touch), overly complicated and punitive stealth sections where it's now the enemy, not Batman, that has the advantage. For every good thing I enjoyed in the game (like what I mentioned in the above 2 paragraphs), there's something utterly shitty to balance it out. What a hot mess that game is.

Oh, and fair warning to everyone, you will NOT see Arkham Knight's ending unless you do EVERYTHING in the game. Have fun with those super repetitive and annoying side missions, and the shitty tank battles too.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:02 pm
by Exhuminator
Gamerforlife wrote:you will NOT see Arkham Knight's ending unless you do EVERYTHING in the game. Have fun with those super repetitive and annoying side missions, and the shitty tank battles too.

This kind of junk has lead to my favorite personal purpose for Youtube... seeing the "hidden" endings in games without having to do the inane bullshit.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:03 am
by darsparx
See what of the side missions I have done in knight don't bug me even if they are somewhat repititive, my problem is i hate the race/chase parts though since I stink at controlling the car especially the race parts where riddler controls the crushers(his part in this and origins remeinds me of DK64 so it doesn't bug me so much on the collectathon parts of it since I enjoyed that...I really am determined to beat this one though and I may just attempt to 100% it if I can control where I go this time around without hitting that one major roadblock that prevents a lot of progress(especially since it helps with getting upgrades quicker doing all the side missions)

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:51 am
by BoringSupreez
Exhuminator wrote:
Gamerforlife wrote:you will NOT see Arkham Knight's ending unless you do EVERYTHING in the game. Have fun with those super repetitive and annoying side missions, and the shitty tank battles too.

This kind of junk has lead to my favorite personal purpose for Youtube... seeing the "hidden" endings in games without having to do the inane bullshit.

There's something to be said for Deus Ex-style "choose a button" endings.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:22 am
by MrPopo
BoringSupreez wrote:
Exhuminator wrote:
Gamerforlife wrote:you will NOT see Arkham Knight's ending unless you do EVERYTHING in the game. Have fun with those super repetitive and annoying side missions, and the shitty tank battles too.

This kind of junk has lead to my favorite personal purpose for Youtube... seeing the "hidden" endings in games without having to do the inane bullshit.

There's something to be said for Deus Ex-style "choose a button" endings.

I feel it necessary to point out that the original Deus Ex required a different series of steps to choose each button; you just received the notification that there were three buttons at the same time. You still had to fight your way through enemies to pick your button in a way that made sense for the goal of each button.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:57 am
by prfsnl_gmr
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
25. Shining Force II (GEN)
26. Rayman Legends (WIIU)
27. Gorf (ARCADE)
28. Fairune (3DS)

Fairune is a $3 eShop title that I found enjoyable, intriguing, and well-worth the amount that I paid for it. It is an ARPG that plays similarly to Falcom's Ys series, and its combat system is very simple. (That is, your character attacks enemies by simply running into them, and if the enemy is your level you will kill it and take 1 HP damage (and gain some experience). If the enemy is one level above you, you will still kill it, but you will take 2-3 HP damage (and gain a little more experience). If the enemy is more than one level above you, you will take 3-5 HP damage, but you will not be able to harm it. Thankfully, you kill all enemies below your level insantly without taking any damage (but without gaining any experience either).

This final point is critical, since the overwhelming majority of the game consists of exploring its relatively large overworld, underworld, and dungeons to find items that will allow you to proceed. The game is riddled with puzzles and "hidden" passageways that provide most of the game's challenge. (Combat is not that difficult, and grinding levels does not take much time.) In fact, the game's puzzles and "hidden" passages can be outright infuriating at times, but the solutions and locations of the passages are pretty obvious once you figure them out. (I consulted an FAQ after frustration set in on two occassions, and I felt like an idiot once I relaized what I was missing.)

Finally, the game has a charming pixel-art aesthetic, and it looks a lot like Dragon Crystal, Golden Axe Warrior, and Ys: The Vanished Omens (but with graphical flourishes the Sega Master System was incapable of producing). It also has a catchy chiptune soundtrack reminiscent of classic ARPGs.

In sum, I enjoyed the game quite a bit, and since I was able to get through it in a little over 3 hours, it never wore out its welcome. (The game also has a few rare enemy types, and there is a list of "achievements" for those who want to squeeze some additional time out of it.) Moreover, the game has some excellent hidden areas - that I stumbled on quite by accident - that really add to the mystery surrounding its rather cryptic storyline, and the battle with the final boss took the game in a wholly unexpected (but nonetheless enjoyable) direction:
It's a shmup!


I therefore recommend this game very highly to anyone who is a fan of classic ARPGs, especially at the $3 price point.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:30 pm
by Exhuminator
prfsnl_gmr wrote:I therefore recommend this game very highly to anyone who is a fan of classic ARPGs, especially at the $3 price point.


$3 is quite cheap. But the game is free on Google Play and iTunes:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... rune&hl=en

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fairune ... 32419?mt=8

Sounds like a fun time though! I'll go ahead and throw it on my phone.