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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by noiseredux Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:51 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)
19. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PC)
20. Lego Jurassic Park (PC)
21. Borderlands The Pre-Sequel (PC)
22. Cities Skylines (PC)

Yes yes, I'm aware that calling a game like Cities "beaten" is silly as it goes on forever. But there are certainly 'goals.' I had decided that I'd call it beat when I had achieved all the Milestones, as those are the things that give you the Congratulations! screens. Effectively, these were the 'chapters' in my mind. The final Milestone was to get a population of 65,000 which I pulled off in 17 hours. There's still plenty of random buildings to unlock as well as achievements (though some require you to play bad instead). So like any good city builder, there's hours and hours of more content ahead. Ultimately, I found this to be a brilliant game. Both compelling and relaxing. I'm sure I'll dump in many more hours in the coming months, and I consider this one of the best games of the year thus far.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Cronozilla Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:39 pm

Preface:
For awhile I've felt like verbally describing the games I've been finishing has been a losing wager. I don't have much fun writing it up, and it's not of particular interest to anyone.

So, I've decided to do something different with this; it's happening in two ways.

Way number 1, I'll be giving a discrete opinion with some classifications I've made. This will be represented by one of three icons, defined (ish) here:

Image I liked it / It was good
Image I didn't like it / It was bad / Very disappointing
Image Didn't move me / Meh / It was alright

Way number 2, I'll include an anecdote, reference, picture, meme, or whatever, to further describe the way I think about the game, convey the feeling it gave me, or what I think can represent what the game means, in general.

All of this is entirely subjective on my part, and the reader's part (virtually independent of one another). I don't expect any one else to understand this post and that's fine. I hope people do enjoy this, as it's pretty silly, but can still convey some thoughts more succinctly than long winded paragraphs.

People will agree, disagree, and think I'm an idiot. That's fine.
So, here we go.
Half 1, 2015
January
  • Assassin's Creed III [PC] Image
  • Saint's Row: The Third *100%* [PC] Image
  • Batman: Arkham Origins [PC] Image
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag [PC] Image
February
  • Ace Attorney - Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations [DS] Image
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe [3DS] Image
  • Kirby: Squeak Squad [DS] Image
  • Kirby: Mass Attack [DS] Image
March
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor [PC] Image
  • L.A. Noire [PC] Image
  • Mafia II [PC] Image
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition [PC] Image
  • Gone Home [PC] Image
April
  • Donkey Kong: Arcade Classics Series [NES] Image
  • Antichamber [PC] Image
  • Dear Esther [PC] Image
  • Saint's Row IV [PC] Image
  • Q.U.B.E. [PC] Image
  • Find Mii II [3DS] Image
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! [PC] Image
May
  • Quantum Conundrum [PC] Image
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse [WII U] Image
  • New Super Luigi U [WII U] Image
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn [WII] Image
June
  • Kirby's Canvas Curse [DS] Image
  • Resogun [PS4] Image
  • Yoshi's Island DS [DS] Image

Quarter 3, 2015
    July
    • Super Mario Bros. - NES Image
      A Beautiful plate of semi-warm sugar cookies with no frosting.
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    • Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers - NES Image
      It's like completing a drawing you started when you were 10 at 28.
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    • Contra - NES Image
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    • Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES Image
      Some delicious chocolate chip cookies. Once a marvel, now common place, but still irreplaceable.
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    • Tearaway - PSV Image
      Creating a wonderful papercraft character by following along a tutorial and being yelled at every time you deviate from the instructions.
    • The Order: 1886 - PS4 Image
      Being engrossed in a deeply interesting story and wanting answers before it just
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:11 am

Games Beaten 2015

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - 3DS
A Bird Story - PC
Quake - PC
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - PS4
Quake: Scourge of Armagon - PC
Quake: Dissolution of Eternity - PC
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis - NDS
Painkiller - PC
Gungrave: Overdose - PS2
Adventure -Atari 2600 (PS2)
Auto Racing - Intellivision (PS2) [1979]
Boxing - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1980]
The Count - TI99/4A (emulated) [1981]
Dragonstomper - Atari 2600/Starpath Supercharger (emulated) [1982]
Enduro - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1983]
Diablo III - PS4
Front Line - Atari 2600 (emulated) [1984]
Gertie Goose - The Lost Eggs - C64 (emulated) [1985]
Ocean Commander - Wii
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - PS2
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PS4
Mortal Kombat: Deception - PS2
The Order: 1886 - PS4
The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo - PC
Grab Them By The Eyes - PC
Growl - PS2/Arcade
Hydlide - NES [1986]
Ikari Warriors - NES [1987]
Jonah Barrington's Squash - C64 (emulated) [1988]
Steel Diver - 3DS
Super Mario 3D World - - Wii U
Quake II - PC
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - PS4
Kung Fu Louie vs. The Martial Art Posse - PC [1989]
Loom - PC [1990]
Metroid II: Return of Samus - GB [1991]
Ninja Commando - - Arcade (MAME) [1992]
Tennis in the Face - Vita
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - PS4
Quake II: The Reckoning - PC
Injustice: Gods Among Us - PS4
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry - PS4
Infamous: First Light - PS4
Race the Sun - PS4
Mad Riders - PS3
Destiny: House of Wolves - PS4
Escape Goat 2 - PS4
Tower of Guns - PS4
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - PC
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars - PS3
NotGTAV - - PC
Flower - PS4
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture- PS4 *new*

Total: 53


Previously: 2014 | The First 400 Games

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was probably my most anticipated game of the past 3 years or so, as I absolutely adored the aesthetic and narrative marriage that was Dear Esther and found the sparing amount of interaction in that game to fit perfectly with the design. That game created some emotional resonance for me that has yet to be matched.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a different game from its predecessor in many ways, though at its heart it is still a slow walk through beautiful landscapes with minimal player input. That said, there is a fair bit more to interact with in Rapture than there was in Dear Esther, and there's a more involved and straightforward story that is uncovered along the way. The game is split up into "chapters" that each focus on the story of an individual character, and they are all woven together very nicely by the end. Without giving too much away, I can say that I felt compelled to finish the game in two sittings.

If Dear Esther made me alternately awestruck and overcome, Everyone's Gone to the Rapture made me feel alternately engrossed and depressed. Those emotions fit better for this longer game (Rapture is closer to 5-6 hours compared to Dear Esther's 1.5-2 hours), but what both games have in common is creating an intense sense of solitude and corresponding despair, mitigated with moments of sheer beauty and wonder. I love that the medium has reached a place where these kinds of experience are possible, profitable, and on the rise - I strongly recommend the game to anyone looking for something different from standard genre titles.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:50 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
25. Shining Force II (GEN)
26. Rayman Legends (WIIU)
27. Gorf (ARCADE)
28. Fairune (3DS)
29. Mighty Gunvolt (3DS)
30. Ikachan (3DS)
31. Block Boy! (3DS)
32. Legend of the Dark Witch (3DS)
33. R-Type Delta (PS1)
34. Half-Life (PS2)

I beat this one for the summer games challenge, and I will write about it some more in that thread.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:58 am

Good man.
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by Stark Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:16 pm

Cronozilla wrote:[*]The Order: 1886 - PS4 Image
Being engrossed in a deeply interesting story and wanting answers before it just

Totally agree. I just finished this one and it had some major problems, but it's mostly summed up by: need moar.
Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended...so the world might be mended.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Fragems Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:36 pm

1. Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition(PS4)(Good)
2. Infamous First Light(PS4)(Good)
3. Drakengard 3(PS3) *Endings 1-4. Ending 5 I watched online due to BS boss.(Good except for the boss of the final alternate branch ending who can go burn in a firey hell :lol: )
4. Infamous Second Son(PS4)(Good)
5. Thomas Was Alone(PS4)(Great)
6. Uncharted Drake's Fortune(PS3) *(Good)
7. Uncharted 2 Among Thieves(PS3) *(Great)
8. Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception(PS3) **(Good)
9. Deadpool(PS3)(Great)
10. Red Dead Redemption(360)(Good)
11. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare(360)(Okay)
12. The Walking Dead Survival Instinct(360)(Shit)
13. Fuse(360)(Okay)
14. The Bureau Xcom Declassified(360)(Okay)
15. Asura's Wrath(360)(Great)
16. Beneath a Steel Sky(PC)(Good)
17. Soul Gambler(PC)(Okay)
19. Harvester(PC)(Good, but disturbing)
20. Coma: Mortuary(PC)(Shit)
21. Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure(PC)(Good)
22. Freedom Planet(PC)(Great)
23. Tropico 3 Steam Special Edition(PC)(Great)
24. Far Cry 4(PS3)(Okay kinda meh)
25. Shellshock 2 Blood Trails(360)(Shit)
26. Grand Theft Auto V(PC)(Great)
27. Shadow of Mordor(PS4)(Great)
28. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare(PS4)(Okay)
29. Fallout 3(PC)
30. Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage(DLC)(PC)
31. Fallout 3: Broken Steel(DLC)(PC)
32. Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta(DLC)(PC)
33. Fallout 3: Point Lookout(DLC)(PC)
34. Dying Light(Xbox One)

Dying Light

Basically an improved Dead Island with a light sprinkling of mirror edge. Really enjoyed the game and finishing the base campaign with barely touching any side missions took me around 10-11 hours. The story is solid with plenty of solid characters and side stories as well as a really great antagonist. The game play also works very well and while similar to Dead Island forces you to pick your targets wisely and avoid combat as much as possible. The parkour system while pretty basic is nice as well and works pretty smoothly 99% of the time and while not as smooth as say mirror's edge is pretty solid with a good mix of skills about the only thing missing was wall running. Probably the best experience is the night time though things get so frantic when the nightmare creatures come out and it's really easy to get swarmed if they notice you. Really enjoyed the finale as well it was a pretty large parkour section stuffed full of zombies that really pump up the tension. Sadly the final boss is a quick time event, but working my way to him was enjoyable enough that I didn't mind.

Only gripes I have is for the first half of the game the check points suck :P. That being said the only issue there was the early missions where the game would simply send you to the nearest base a couple blocks away since there were hardly ever check points. Later game there are checkpoints everywhere and since the game doesn't re spawn enemies things get insanely easy since the only thing you lose on death is survival points which doesn't really impact much. Another issue is the fact that medkits take two items to create and rarely see a medkit in the wild. During the last quarter of the game every medical cabinet I ran into only had gauze so I ended up with about 40 of those, but no alcohol to combine them with so I only managed to make 4-5 in the last maybe 3-4 hours of the game :P. Wouldn't be so bad if the consumables in the environment healed you for more then the 1-2% they do :P or if they bothered placing med kits in the environment every now and then. Finally a minor gripe was the iron sights being mapped to clicking the right thumb stick wasn't a huge fan of that and like dead island the second half of the game basically requires a ton of gun play.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dust_hound Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:13 am

1) Dead Space Extraction (Wii); January 3
2) Resident Evil 4 (Wii); January 11
3) Disaster: Day of Crisis (Wii); January 13
4) Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies (Wii); January 16
5) Shadowrun Returns (Android); January 25
6) Gravity Rush (PS Vita); April 4
7) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP); June 7

8) Donkey Kong (Gameboy on 3DS Virtual Console); August 11

Man, i loved playing through Donkey Kong! That condensed platform-puzzle gameplay really struck a chord with me, and the extremely elegant use of Mario's new skills like the backflip, and handstand added versatility, as did the continual addition of mechanics, like the ropes where climbing a single one was slow, but lowering was fast, whilst climbing two was fast, but lowering was slow. I found the levels where you had to activate the disappearing platforms/ladders, then race to a certain point before they vanished, or similar mechanics with the key, to be really rewarding, and felt that the difficulty of those puzzles was tuned just right so as not to be *too* frustrating. Overall, i really enjoyed this game, and will almost certainly revisit it many times in future.


Right, back to trying to beat Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles and Metroid Prime 3 (Wii), and i also just started playing Metroid 2 (Gameboy on 3DS VC).
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by TSTR Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:37 am

Donkey Kong GB is such a great game. I remember back when I had my DMG as a kid and got that game. I was so surprised that it continued on after the initial four levels, as I was expecting just a simple arcade port. What I got was so much more.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:13 am

TSTR wrote:Donkey Kong GB is such a great game. I remember back when I had my DMG as a kid and got that game. I was so surprised that it continued on after the initial four levels, as I was expecting just a simple arcade port. What I got was so much more.


Agreed. It is not only one of the best Gameboy games, it is one of the best games on any console.

Another great action/puzzler for the Gameboy is Mole Mania. It was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, and it is just as polished as Donkey Kong. I highly, highly recommend it.
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