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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:28 pm

Yep, Contra is a classic. Fantastic game. The Konami Code is a good way to practice up, but nothing really beats playing through with the initial stock. It requires you to bring your A-game every time. And it really is rather short. You can blow through it in about 30 minutes if you're pretty good at it. The longer you can hold on to the Spreader, the shorter that time gets, too, because you'll absolutely shred bosses with it.

I think Super C is just as good, and I'm finally getting to the point where I can consistently beat it without continues. I don't have it as memorized as I do the first game, though, which is part of the problem. And there are some sequences where losing your alternate weapon can be a death sentence. (I don't recommend losing the Spreader on, say, the boss that spits out the skulls that go along the ground, or that sequence in the last stage where the ceiling drops and you've got the little spore thingies coming for you.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by KayJay Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:15 pm

Sarge wrote:Oh, yeah, I've got the GC version as well and the control layout just makes it almost unplayable. At least for me it does. I've got my muscle memory trained by this point, and it would take some serious work to unlearn all my Mega Man habits.



IKR? Although i played the Gamecube collection first, but after playing Mega Man Powered Up, and Maverick Hunter X (which are excellent, by the way) It was nigh impossible to play. :/
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:47 pm

Yeah, I've been playing Mega Man since the NES days, and I'd played and beaten every entry in the series multiple times. I mean, I can get through stages, but man, it kills my efficiency.

Powered Up is indeed great. I played a bit of Maverick Hunter as well, but seemed to encounter a lot of slowdown. Was that just me, or did you run into that as well?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Markies Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:33 pm

I beat Illusion of Gaia on the SNES this evening!

Man, that was a fantastic game! The story is pretty insane and really really depressing on some of the little stories. The overall story is kind of weird and makes no sense. However, that combat is so satisfying. I love changing between the different characters and the dungeons really made the game. The power ups are fantastic and the new abilities really do make you feel stronger.

Honestly, I think the combat is better than Link to the Past. Everything else is better in Zelda including the graphics, sound, puzzles, story and dungeons, but the simple art of fighting and defeating monsters, Illusion of Gaia does it better.

So glad to have played it. I can't wait to play other Quintet games!!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:37 pm

bro did you play Soul Blazer first?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by KayJay Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:47 pm

Sarge wrote:Yeah, I've been playing Mega Man since the NES days, and I'd played and beaten every entry in the series multiple times. I mean, I can get through stages, but man, it kills my efficiency.

Powered Up is indeed great. I played a bit of Maverick Hunter as well, but seemed to encounter a lot of slowdown. Was that just me, or did you run into that as well?



Man, i haven't played Maverick Hunted in about a year or so, dude. :P


let me think...I think there may had been some, but it was only in high enemy count areas. I think so, at least. :/ I've always preferred the SNES version, even though i played Maverick Hunter first.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by pierrot Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:52 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:bro did you play Soul Blazer first?

Soul-- Blazer? Nope, not ringing any bells.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:02 pm

Markies wrote:I can't wait to play other Quintet games!!

SoulBlazer is the best. I haven't played enough The Granstream Saga to have an opinion about it. Terranigma is an alright game but rather overrated overall. (Now excuse me while I run from the pitchforks.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:30 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 / diving sim) (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
38. Bionic Commando (360 | 2009 | action adventure) 8/10
39. Vanquish (PS3 | 2010 | cover shooter) 9/10[/b]
40. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3 | 2007 | cover shooter) 6/10
41. King's Field II (PS1 | 1995 | dungeon crawler) 7/10
42. Trauma Center: Under The Knife 2 (DS | 2008 | surgery sim) 7/10
43. Fairune (Android | 2013 | action / puzzle) 5/10
44. Metroid: Other M (Wii | 2010 | action adventure) 7/10
45. Red Dead Redemption (360 | 2010 | action adventure) 10/10
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What is Red Dead Redemption? It is the ultimate cowboy and/or outlaw western fantasy, encapsulating everything that is great about the genre. Huge and magnificent vistas await your exploration, with graphics that are absolutely convincing. Seedy outlaw towns, brothels, and saloons are there for your amusement as well. Danger, excitement, and thrills await at every bend of the horizon. If you've seen it done in a western, chances are RDR will let you do it too.

Not that RDR doesn't have its own ideas for a story, because RDR has a fantastic plot with one of the most daring best endings I've ever seen in a video game. (Stellar voice acting and cutscene direction aid in the delivery of this aspect.) Wicked combat with guns and action galore keep the pace exciting. Wily horses are a thrill of their own. From treasure hunting, to poker playing, to throwing horseshoes, to arm wrestling, to fighting cougars, and so much more... boredom is a word seldom heard. The dynamic soundtrack fully fits the atmosphere and is outstanding. And tarnation ain't these graphics pretty!

There's so much stuff crammed into RDR I could write ten paragraphs and still only scratch the surface. I'll just say this; if you enjoy westerns, moral freedom, and epic adventure, Red Dead Redemption is an experience you simply cannot miss. Grab your six shooter, a steed you can trust, and tip your Carlsbad goodbye. Once you ride out on this range it's gonna take a posse to bring you back.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:46 am

pierrot wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:bro did you play Soul Blazer first?

Soul-- Blazer? Nope, not ringing any bells.


He wants the D.
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