Anything that is gaming related that doesn't fit well anywhere else
User avatar
Michi
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 4457
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:47 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Michi Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:45 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I'm debating whether I should download the Shinobi GG games from the VC or wait until the Retron 5 Game Gear adapter drops.

I wasn't even aware they they were making a Game Gear adapter. I've sort of been waiting for their next system to see if they add a Master System slot.
User avatar
MrPopo
Moderator
 
Posts: 22608
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:01 pm
Location: Orange County, CA

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:45 am

First 50:

51. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - PC
52. Starflight - PC
53. Skies of Arcadia - Dreamcast
54. Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 - PC
55. Super Star Wars - SNES
56. Shadowrun: Hong Kong - PC
57. Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel - PC
58. The Catacomb - PC
59. Azure Striker Gunvolt - 3DS

This is a game from Inti Creates with Keiji Inafune as a design consultant. You can definitely see his fingers on the general gameplay, which starts with a Mega Man Zero base but puts its own spin on things.

Your character has a similar movement set to Zero; you get a dash, a jump, and you can wall kick. One thing that will throw you sometimes is that you don't have the wall slide that you have in the X/Zero series, so you have to be actively jumping off the wall.

The big gameplay thing that differentiates Gunvolt is that instead of using your gun as a primary attack you instead had the ability to summon a lightning field around yourself. That lightning field will do some damage to anything inside it, but you can also tag enemies with your gun. A given enemy can have up to three levels of tag, and different guns let you have different numbers of total tags (with other effects). Your lightning field will shoot out lightning bolts that do a lot of damage to tagged enemies (with more damage for more tags). You also fall slower when you activate the lightning field (important for some of the platforming). So the gameplay turns into firing a few quick shots and then using your field (which is limited but recharges). For boss fights this means you will spend more time dealing with dodging their attacks but you will continue to be able to do damage.

The game also has a scoring system that consists of you chaining enemy kills. You get bonuses for things like killing multiple enemies and you lose your chain if you get hit. You also have to cash in your chain by hitting a checkpoint (which you don't have to do) or using an offensive skill (bonus move). This gives you a larger score for the stage which then lets you get more materials for the crafting system. I'd say this portion is completely optional, though.

The bosses are very pattern based and show all the experience they've gotten in designing good Mega Man esque bosses. You definitely learn a lot about how to deal with them as you fight them and it's quite satisfying to beat them.

Right now I need to revisit the stages to get some hidden items so I can get the true ending, which I believe involves another boss fight.
Image
Games Beaten: 2015 2016 2017 2018
Blizzard Entertainment Software Developer - All comments and views are my own and not representative of the company.
User avatar
MrPopo
Moderator
 
Posts: 22608
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:01 pm
Location: Orange County, CA

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:50 am

First 50:

51. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - PC
52. Starflight - PC
53. Skies of Arcadia - Dreamcast
54. Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 - PC
55. Super Star Wars - SNES
56. Shadowrun: Hong Kong - PC
57. Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel - PC
58. The Catacomb - PC
59. Azure Striker Gunvolt - 3DS
60. Mighty Gunvolt - 3DS

This was a bonus game that was given out to people who purchased Azure Striker Gunvolt early in its life, and I think you can purchase it for money now. It's a short game in the style of NES games, similar to how Dark Void Zero was an NES version of Dark Void. The game has three characters, Gunvolt, Beck from Mighty No. 9, and a character from Gal Gun. The game consists of one stage from Gal Gun, three from Gunvolt, and a final boss from Gunvolt that is a reference to a particular fight in Gunvolt (in Gunvolt they pull a switcheroo on a boss, and Mighty Gunvolt reverses the switcheroo). It's fun to see how they implement the Gunvolt boss patterns in NES style. Several of them get stripped down to their essence, and the super moves they use at low health have a tamer implementation. It's a short fun game though I don't know if I'd be happy spending more than $5 on it (again, I don't know its actual price).
Image
Games Beaten: 2015 2016 2017 2018
Blizzard Entertainment Software Developer - All comments and views are my own and not representative of the company.
User avatar
BoneSnapDeez
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 18973
Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 1:08 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:23 am

Michi wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:I'm debating whether I should download the Shinobi GG games from the VC or wait until the Retron 5 Game Gear adapter drops.

I wasn't even aware they they were making a Game Gear adapter. I've sort of been waiting for their next system to see if they add a Master System slot.


You know you can use a Power Base Converter, right? 8)
User avatar
prfsnl_gmr
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 10214
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:26 pm
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:34 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 (PS3)
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)
35. Soul of Darkness (3DS)
36. Cubit the Hardcore Platforming Robot (3DS)
37. Alien on the Run (3DS)
38. Bit.Trip Presents...Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (WIIU)

Bit.Trip Runnner was easily my favorite game in the original Bit.Trip series, and it remains one of my favorite auto-scrolling platformers. Runner 2, however, is better than the original in every way. First, and perhaps most remarkably, the game has a better soundtrack than the original. (The soundtracks for the game's 25 NES-themed retro levels was composed by Disasterpiece, who did the soundtrakcs for Fez and the film, It Follows.) The controls are slighty more responsive; the levels are more varied; and the game is full of alternate paths, rewards, and secrets that encourage multiple playthroughs. (To "beat" the game, I achieved a perfect run of every level on "just right" difficulty and unlocked all of the characters, outfits, and "retro" stages.) The game is also extremely player-friendly, allowing you to adjust its difficulty between stage and placing a checkpoint at the middle of each level (which your character can skip for 50,000 bonus points). Finally, and even more so than its predecessor, the game does a fantastic job of inducing a semi-euphoric trance state during your time with it. It moves very quickly, and you really have to go into "the zone" to complete it. The game's perfect combination of aural, tactile, and visual stimulus make the game's challenges much easier to accomplish, however, and they result in a singular gaming experience. I highly, highly recommend it.
User avatar
BoneSnapDeez
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 18973
Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 1:08 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:04 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)
75. Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita)
76. Guevara (PSP - SNK Arcade Classics 0)
77. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
78. Evolution (Plug & Play - ColecoVision Flashback)
79. Ys I (GOG.com - Ys I & II Chronicles+)
80. Ys II (GOG.com - Ys I & II Chronicles+)
81. Mushihimesama Futari Ver 1.5 (Xbox 360)
82. Evoland (GOG.com)
83. Phantasy Star (Sega Master System)

I liked it.
User avatar
MrPopo
Moderator
 
Posts: 22608
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:01 pm
Location: Orange County, CA

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:24 pm

Let me guess; you've been broken by the overly long zombie animation. It haunts you in your dreams.
Image
Games Beaten: 2015 2016 2017 2018
Blizzard Entertainment Software Developer - All comments and views are my own and not representative of the company.
User avatar
Kidpanda
64-bit
 
Posts: 483
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:52 pm
Location: Panda Island™

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Kidpanda Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:20 pm

MrPopo wrote:Let me guess; you've been broken by the overly long zombie animation. It haunts you in your dreams.


That prison on Dezoris was freaking insane. That had to be half of the time you spend on Dezoris.
Image
User avatar
Blu
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 2676
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:09 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Blu Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:38 pm

1. Super Smash Brothers - N64 (January 3)
2. Shovel Knight - Wii U (January 6)
3. NES Remix - Wii U (January 14)
4. NES Remix 2 - Wii U (January 14)
5. Streets of Rage - Genesis (January 16)
6. F-Zero - SNES (January 21)
7. Super Mario 3D World - Wii U (January 28)
8. Hyrule Warriors - Wii U (February 5)
9. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - 3DS (February 23)
10. Double Dragon Neon - PC (March 1)
11. Mario Kart 8 - Wii U (March 3)
12. Hotline Miami - PS3 (March 14)
13. Pokemon White - Nintendo DS (March 17)
14. Pokemon Soul Silver - Nintendo DS (April 2)
15. Pokemon White 2 - Nintendo DS (April 14)
16. Pokemon X - Nintendo 3DS (April 30)
17. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Xbox One (May 3)
18. Pokemon Shuffle - Nintendo 3DS (May 12)
19. Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain - PC / iPhone (May 17)
20. Splatoon - Wii U (June 7)
21. Fallout Shelter - iOS (June 21)
22. Phantasy Star Online Episode II - GameCube (August 24)
22. Resident Evil 4 - Wii (August 31)

So I was a special agent, trying to find the President's daughter. I was merely a police officer for a day before becoming a Special Agent. Me, Leon Kennedy, a Special Agent? I must've won the lottery. First assignment sent off to some stinky swamp part of Spain. Minutes into my journey the bridge gets blown up, along with my two police escorts. These angry possessed Spaniards start calling me cabron and throwing axes at me. I neutralized the threats, only to be chased by a man insisting on turning me into firewood with his chainsaw.

I wake up with this cool dude name Luis, he was pretty sweet and evidently gets all the ladies. Apparently I have one of them things in my chest cavity and it's only a matter of time before I go batshit berserker mode and start calling people cabron too. He always runs away though when we could be one of the most badass duos in history. I guess he works alone.

After massacring a small Spanish village this big dude mutates into this gigantic fleshy monster thing, and I blew him up in a barn in a fiery blaze. All the other dudes who were always shouting Aqui Esta started having huge spiders pop out of their spinal columns after I eviscerated their heads. I've never seen anything like this.

Anywho, cultists, BLAM! Giants named El Gigante, BLAM! Fleshy flesh beasts, BLAM. A short gentleman who has a maniacal laugh, BLAM! Rescue the President's daughter around five or six times, merely because she gets captured again and again. Ran into one of my former colleagues, he turned out to be a douche and a half and I swiftly kneecapped him with a shotgun for nearly 2 minutes as we fought waiting above a structure rigged to blow up with C4. Robots? Yep I saw a few. The President's daughter and I performed amateur surgery hour removing both of the parasites from our bodies using fancy computers and tesla-like electricity shock-therapy. PROBLEM SOLVED! Eventually ran into the head honcho, swiftly dispatched him after he turned into a four legged abomination and fired an RPG straight into his eye hole.

Thought I was in the clear but this babe named Ada who had been following me for half of the game promptly stole this sample of the parasite infecting the entire island, then must've been burying explosives for nearly half a year because this Spanish paradise hellhole was tripped to blow. Graciously she handed me the keys to a jet ski. The President's daughter and I rocket down a convenient cave system while explosions and rushing water threaten to crush and drown us. We shoot so fast out into the ocean faster than a kidney stone with no jagged edges, and the President's daughter promptly suggests sexual favors not even a minute after determining we are safe. I don't think I would have even had the stamina if I was up for the idea, I was simply too exhausted from running from boulders, stabbing people and the recoil from firing 1000's of rounds of ammunition into some backwater Spanish country-folk. All in a day's work. You're welcome, El Presidente de Los Estados Unidos.

I think that's all for now. I'm slowly remembering details as I emerge from my massacre induced traumatic stress.

Agent Leon S. Kennedy signing off.
User avatar
Michi
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 4457
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:47 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Michi Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:07 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:
Michi wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:I'm debating whether I should download the Shinobi GG games from the VC or wait until the Retron 5 Game Gear adapter drops.

I wasn't even aware they they were making a Game Gear adapter. I've sort of been waiting for their next system to see if they add a Master System slot.


You know you can use a Power Base Converter, right? 8)

Yes, I know. But, considering the Power Base Converters go for only a little less than a Master System (often with extras), I'd lean more towards the Master System. But since the Retrons have save states I'm sort of crossing my fingers for a couple extra card slots :lol:
Return to General Gaming

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests