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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by alienjesus Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:30 am

Bad Zelda games are still pretty great overall, for my money.

There are a lot of games I absolutely love that would be in by bottom 5 Zelda games. The only one I don't really enjoy is original Zelda, and that's more to do with how dated it feels and how obtuse it is than it being 'bad'.

But yeah, I'd but the DS games right down there too. They'd be pretty solid if they weren't Zelda games, but as Zelda titles they're a bit of a let down.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoringSupreez Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:59 am

alienjesus wrote:Bad Zelda games are still pretty great overall, for my money.

"I'm so hungry, I could eat an octorock!"

Or are we not including those as Zelda games? :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by alienjesus Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:01 am

BoringSupreez wrote:
alienjesus wrote:Bad Zelda games are still pretty great overall, for my money.

"I'm so hungry, I could eat an octorock!"

Or are we not including those as Zelda games? :lol:


I just take it as given that we aren't personally.

For what it's worth, Wand of Gamelon and Faces of Evil are very impressive and well constructed games considering the awful hardware they were running on.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:37 pm

Beat King of Demons three separate times. Bad ending, good ending (no-death run), and on Hard. Not a bad game, quite short, though. Definitely feels like an NES platformer transplanted to the SNES.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:46 pm

Games Beaten 2015
First 50 of the year:
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
Towerfall - PS4
Cyberbots - PS1
Battletoads (Arcade) - Xbox One
Forza Horizon 2 presents Fast and Furious - Xbox One
Gunman Clive 2 - 3DS
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions - Vita
Rocket League - PS4 *new*
Far Cry 4 - PS4 *new*

Total: 61


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Rocket League is my top contender for GOTY so far (no, really!), and I finally sat down and played through the season mode, which produces credits and a sense that it has been "beaten." I've probably played at least 20 more matches since beating it, though, so this one will stay in regular rotation for a while

Far Cry 4 is a fun game. It is probably one of the most engaging and largest open world games I've encountered, and it does a good job of cementing the series for me as one that is worth going back to from time to time. I still think Far Cry 2 is king, but this is a very solid game that anyone who enjoys FPS/RPG hybrids should really find to be worth their time.

Now that Far Cry 4 is finished I feel better about diving into my collector's edition copy of MGSV! I hear that one is quite long, but I am very much looking forward to it! I'll be playing through smaller games along the way (e.g. Her Story), and am trying to get this list closer to 75 titles by the time September is out. We shall see...
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Markies Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:16 pm

I beat Sega Rally Championship 2 on the Sega Dreamcast this afternoon!

Not much to talk about here, but the game is a really fun Rally game. The controls are great, the graphics are really good for an early Dreamcast game and it is just a blast to play. Really fun and I want to keep playing it to see if I can complete it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Blu Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:57 am

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)
23. Earthbound - Wii U Virtual Console (September 7)

I have fond memories of watching a childhood friend play this one. It was a game I knew existed at least as a kid, but didn't quite see the appeal of RPG's at the time. I knew I wanted to play this one a ways back, and was the first Virtual Console game I picked up after its release was announced.

I don't think words could do this game a service. I found it to be absolutely endearing, memorable, emotional and gripping. The script is absolutely brilliant. I love all the satirical elements and tongue-in-cheek humor that this game has. For that reason, I usually explored everything and talked to all the characters I'd meet.

I loved the way the sanctuaries were integrated into the game and how they reflect inwardly back to Ness narrowing to a very cool plot point. Lumine Hall is particularly wonderful. The music is incredible. Waking up after a hotel stay is therapeutic and relaxing, as is the music after visiting a sanctuary. The Threed Inn music, so creepy! It's got a great battle system. I love the way health drops so that there's a way to intervene and save a party member from death. Sometimes those 1/128 drops were a bit of a nuisance, but I at least got Poo fully outfitted with his gear.

I can see why this game is so revered. It is genre-defining for me and one of the best RPG's I've ever played. I loved Mr. Itoi's vision for the game, and saw how that this team really poured their hearts into their work. Oh and that last boss fight was a great triumph for me and unlike anything I had experienced. Truly amazing.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by ExedExes Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:05 pm

1. Call of Duty United Offensive Expansion Pack - PC (January 16)
2. Dead To Rights - Gamecube (January 24)
3. River City Ransom EX - GBA (February 21)
4. Call of Duty 2 - PC (February 28) (link missing due to this game's post being wiped during the great RB server move)
5. Quake - PC (March 31)
6. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - PC (April 5)
7. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - PC (April 18)
8. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - PC (May 19)
9. Super Puzzle Fighter II - GBA (May 23)
10. Saints Row The Third - PC (June 24)
11. Konami Krazy Racers - GBA (June 27)
12. Medal of Honor: Airborne - PC (August 13)
13. *NEW* Duke Nukem Advance - GBA (September 6)

FPS on portable systems. Can they be done? The answer is a resounding yes.

For a portable like the Game Boy Advance, it can sometimes be a mess, or it can be something real good. A fine example of FPS done right on the GBA can be found with Duke Nukem Advance. Torus Games of Australia with their Southpaw Engine not only created this game with it, but they also used it on the GBA port of Doom II.

This engine creates a very Doom like 90s FPS experience. Exploding barrels, key cards, vertical autoaim, arena style boss battles, and even switches and security cameras. There is also an overhead level map that can be zoomed and rotated. Many of the enemies, locations, and weapons were taken from Duke Nukem 3D. All the classic Duke action was also found here, right down to his famous one-liners.

If you want to see how an FPS can be done on the GBA, this is it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:45 pm

EarthBound is so sweet and endearing. I adore it.

One of the most bizarre and terrifying final boss battles too.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:27 pm

Blu wrote:Sometimes those 1/128 drops were a bit of a nuisance, but I at least got Poo fully outfitted with his gear.

You bastard. I've beaten Earthbound several times but I still haven't gotten the Sword of Kings.
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