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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:15 pm

@Blu

Did you do the second quest?

I'm playing through Zelda right now myself.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:21 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:@Blu

Did you do the second quest?

I'm playing through Zelda right now myself.


True story...My dad bought a Legend of Zelda cart for me shortly after release. (I have a great dad.) I fired it up, and I had no idea what to name my character. Since "Zelda" was on the cart, however, I named him Zelda. This, of course, unlocked the second quest, but I had no reason to know this and went merrily on my way. As a result, I actually played through Zelda's second quest first, and it was only when I restarted the game a few monts later that I played through the first quest. (I was very confused as to why my Nintendo Power maps, tips, tricks, etc. were inaccurate the first time I played the game, and I thought the game was incredibly easy the second time I played through it.)

Also, I once beat the first quest in a single sitting while I was home from college. (I 1CCed it.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:30 pm

Ack wrote:First 50:
1. Renegade Ops (PC)(Multidirectional Shooter)
2. Borderlands 2 (PC)(FPS/RPG)
3. Gunpoint (PC)(Puzzle Platformer)
4. Robotrek (SNES)(RPG)
5. The Tick (SNES)(Beat 'Em Up)
6. Alien vs Predator (SNES)(Beat 'Em Up)
7. X-Kaliber 2097 (SNES)(Action Platformer)
8. Metal Slug (MVS)(Run and Gun)
9. Shadowrun (SNES)(RPG)
10. Quake II (PC)(FPS)
11. The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang (SNES)(RPG)
12. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PC)(Action)
13. A Story About My Uncle (PC)(Platformer)
14. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (PC)(FPS)
15. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith (PC)(FPS)
16. Catacomb (PC)(Top-Down Shooter)
17. Catacomb Abyss (PC)(FPS)

18. Catacomb Armageddon (PC)(FPS)
19. Catacomb Apocalypse (PC)(FPS)
20. The Catacomb (PC)(Top-Down Shooter)
21. Catacomb 3-D (PC)(FPS)
22. EarthBound (SNES)(RPG)
23. Quake II: Ground Zero (PC)(FPS)
24. Quake II: The Reckoning (PC)(FPS)
25. Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader (PC)(RPG)
26. The 7th Guest (PC)(Puzzle)
27. Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (PC)(RPG)
28. Loom (PC)(Point and Click Adventure)
29. Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES)(Action Platformer)
30. System Shock 2 (PC)(Survival Horror FPS)
31. Final Fantasy V (SNES)(RPG)
32. Descent (PC)(FPS)
33. Mortal Kombat 2 (SNES)(Fighting)
34. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (PC)(Point and Click Adventure)
35. Alien Shooter (PC)(Top-Down Shooter)
36. Alien Shooter: Fight for Life (PC)(Top-Down Shooter)
37. Alien Shooter: The Experiment (PC)(Top-Down Shooter)

38. F.E.A.R. Extraction Point (PC)(FPS)
39. F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate (PC)(FPS)

40. Among the Sleep (PC)(Survival Horror)
41. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (PC)(FPS/RPG)
42. Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded (PC)(Top-Down Shooter)
43. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (SNES via Super Mario All-Stars/Super Mario World)(Platformer)
44. Star Wars Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (PC)(FPS)
45. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Claptastic Voyage (PC)(FPS/RPG)
46. Risen (PC)(RPG)
47. Shadowgrounds (PC)(Top-Down Shooter)
48. Shadowrun Returns (PC)(RPG)
49. Mobile Forces (PC)(FPS)

50. Tower of Guns (PC)(FPS)

51. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (PC)(FPS)
52. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (PC)(FPS)

53. 9:05 (PC)(Text Adventure)

I also beat 9:05. It's a browser-based text adventure that is quite short but has multiple endings, one of which I consider the "correct" ending and reveals the truth of what is actually going on. If you know what is actually going on, then the clues become all the more telling and noticeable, but until then it's unlikely you will stumble upon them as you probably won't know they are there to be looked at. Portions of the game are also completely skippable, such as eating breakfast, though there are several definite things you need to do to advance. The game is sure to tell you what these are though, so no worries there.

I played through for the "correct" ending and then went back through to fully explore everything else, including finding the ending in which I die. Unfortunately actually telling you how to do these things will likely ruin the game, but there is a bottleneck at the start that can be gone through without giving anything away: you have to shower before you can leave the house. What all you have to do to shower, I'll leave that up to you. But it must be done. Beyond that, you actually have more options than you realize, and you can go back at nearly any point short of getting an ending, so if you suddenly decide to change your tune at the last second, you're good.

It's a fun little exploration of the possibilities of text adventures. I liked it.


I AM GLAD YOU GUYS ARE PLAYING THIS. I PLAYED THIS GAME AGES AGO AND LOVED IT TO DEATH. IT IS SUCH A WONDERFUL LITTLE TEXT ADVENTURE GAME THAT HAS LOTS OF CONTENT IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK (AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GUYS DID!). PLAYING TEXT ADVENTURE GAMES ARE TOUGH AND A LOT OF THE MORE MODERN ONES ARE VERY SHORT LIKE THE ONE YOU PLAYED. I REALLY HOPE THAT PEOPLE CAN TAKE THE TIME AND APPRECIATE SOME OF THE LONGER MODERN ONES.

IF YOU GUYS WANT TO PLAY A LONGER ONE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BLUE LACUNA. IT'S FREE AND IT IS DELIGHTFUL!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:11 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:@Blu

Did you do the second quest?

I'm playing through Zelda right now myself.


True story...My dad bought a Legend of Zelda cart for me shortly after release. (I have a great dad.) I fired it up, and I had no idea what to name my character. Since "Zelda" was on the cart, however, I named him Zelda. This, of course, unlocked the second quest, but I had no reason to know this and went merrily on my way. As a result, I actually played through Zelda's second quest first, and it was only when I restarted the game a few monts later that I played through the first quest.


I bet this happened to many people back then. I never beat the game until I acquired the NES Game Atlas, which has great maps for both quests. Never cared for the second one as much, to be honest. It feels kind of thrown together and ROM-hack-ish (sort of like The Lost Levels, in a way). Quest #1 is brilliant.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:14 pm

The second quest was all kinds of sadistic. One way invisible doors and more darknuts than you can shake a stick at.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:52 pm

MrPopo wrote:The second quest was all kinds of sadistic. One way invisible doors and more darknuts than you can shake a stick at.


Seriously. The Adventure of Link is the only other game in the series that approaches that level of challenge.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:10 pm

Another bullshit second quest that's more like a romhack is the second loop of Metal Storm. I watched a playthrough of it and it's just sadistic.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:14 pm

MrPopo wrote:Another bullshit second quest that's more like a romhack is the second loop of Metal Storm. I watched a playthrough of it and it's just sadistic.


The first loop of that game is sadistic. I can't imagine anyone playing through a second loop on anything other than an emulator.

On a related topic...Those of you interested in NES "second quests" should play the GBA version of Castlevania. It saves between levels, and it is a great way to play through Castlevania's "second quest" without leaving your NES on for days.

That said, Castlevania's "second quest" is exactly like the first quest, but with way, way more medusa heads (and slightly more difficult bosses).
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:19 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
MrPopo wrote:Another bullshit second quest that's more like a romhack is the second loop of Metal Storm. I watched a playthrough of it and it's just sadistic.


The first loop of that game is sadistic. I can't imagine anyone playing through a second loop on anything other than an emulator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIeRI_zoFBE

Granted, he is the world record holder for both the first and second loops of the game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:35 pm

That is nuts. I guess some people are just suckers for punishment.
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