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Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:56 pm
by Exhuminator
marurun wrote:Why the difference? Just game selection?

I know what the difference between Steam and GOG is:
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:57 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
yeah if a game is on both I always choose GOG of course.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:09 am
by MrPopo
For old stuff I go with GOG (unless Steam gets it first, like the id collection), but new stuff I go for Steam because I like the auto updating. Galaxy still hasn't gotten out of the obvious beta phase yet.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:16 pm
by marurun
I should be bothered by Steam DRM, but I'm not. I only buy stuff when it's on major sale after it's been out a while, so I never paid full price for anything, and Valve has proven financially very stable. And usability is very good. I really don't have the available disk space to keep everything installed, and if GOG dies, the lack of DRM only helps for stuff I have downloaded, which means most of my library would go away anyway.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:14 am
by elricorico
1. Fatal Fury (GEN)
2. DuckTales Remastered (WiiU)
3. Final Fantasy IV (PSP)
4. Journey (PS3)
5. The Legend of Zelda - A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
6. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
7. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
8. King Oddball Ends the World (Android)
9. Street Fight II The World Warrior (SNES)
10. Secret of Mana (SNES)
11. McDonald's Treasureland Adventure (GEN)
12. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
13. NES Remix II(WiiU)
14. Child of Light (WiiU)
15. Thomas was Alone (Android)

16. Fire Emblem:Shadow Dragon (NDS)


So I beat the last level of Fire Emblem:Shadow Dragon tonight after slowly playing through for what seems like months. It is the second Fire Emblem game I've beaten now, Awakenings being the first.

I liked this game a fair bit, but it does show its age (in that it is a remake of the original Fire Emblem game) as it doesn't have as much to offer as the far more modern Awakening did. Character relationships don't really develop and class changing is very limited and linear.

I liked the bulk of the difficulty to this game - there really weren't any simple battles that were a walk in the park. That being said, some of the tactics the game used to create difficulty didn't sit well with me. A few too many enemies with enormous range that could kill certain units in a single blow lead to some eye rolling and game resets. I would have preferred to have at least some of the stage bosses be mobile, as a few of them could just be beat down from afar without any chance of harm to my characters.

I'm interested in just how much more the story was fleshed out in the remake versus the original Famicom game, as I found this to have a relatively healthy narrative - certainly it would have been a stand out for the NES era.

Overall this was fun for me to play, with the odd moment of frustration sprinkled in. I don't see myself going back to it for a replay though, with so many other games in the series available (and with Fates pre-ordered).

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:37 am
by Exhuminator
Games Exhuminator has beat in 2015...
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
46. Army of Two: The 40th Day (360 | 2010 | cover shooter) 6/10
47. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS | 1997/2013 | JRPG) 6/10
48. Bonk's Revenge (Game Boy | 1994 | platformer) 7/10
49. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (360 | 2011 | action-RPG) 8/10
50. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3 | 2008 | SRPG) 9/10
51. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (360 | 2010 | action adventure) 7/10
52. Sorcery! (Android | 1983/2014 | game book) 9/10
53. Sorcery! 2 (Android | 1984/2014 | game book) 8/10
54. Lone Wolf - Book I: Flight From The Dark (Android | 1984/2015 | game book) 8/10
55. Lone Wolf - Book II: Fire On The Water (Android | 1984/2015 | game book) 8/10
56. Island of the Lizard King (Android | 1984/2014 | game book) 7/10
57. Shadow and Ash (PC | 2015 | adventure)
58. Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (PS3 | 2014 | JRPG) 8/10
59. Warioware: Touched! (DS | 2005 | puzzle action) 7/10
60. Shadow Hearts (PS2 | 2001 | JRPG) 8/10

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61. Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts (DS | 2007 | dungeon crawler) 6/10

Dungeon Explorer is aptly named, because indeed it is all about exploring dungeons. Well, exploring them for monsters to kill over and over anyway. And if you can get over its cruddy graphics, you'll be rewarded with a mildly addictive hack'n'slash dungeon crawler. If you finish the single player campaign, you can get some friends together and co-op the "pyramid" dungeon for the true ending. (I don't recommending trying to do the pyramid solo, it's designed not to be.) All in all, Dungeon Explorer is pure dungeon crawling at its most distilled; kill lots of baddies, collect loot, level up, rinse, repeat. If that's what you're after, you'll find that here in a totally basic form. But if you're looking for a good story, nice graphics, or well thought out expansive game design, forget it. Most folks are gonna find this particular dungeon far too repetitive and unambitious to bother exploring.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:31 am
by BoneSnapDeez
Cool series. I really like the first game. Always appreciate seeing the Hudson bee right on the cover too.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:58 pm
by Luke
Kung-Fu and Ninja Gaiden on the NES.

Can never get the theme from Kung-Fu out of my head as soon as I play it.

Doo-do-do-do-doo-do-do-do-do-do a little-doo-dododo-do-do-do...

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:26 pm
by marurun
Exhuminator wrote:61. Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts (DS | 2007 | dungeon crawler) 6/10


How does the play style compare to the original games (including Crystal Beans)? If you haven't played any of the older ones, ignore the question.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:57 pm
by Exhuminator
The DS one has more in common with Diablo than it does the earlier iterations in the series (those were more Gauntlet-like). It still has the enemy generators that you must destroy to progress at times, but that was the only tangible hallmark that stood out for me.