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Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:49 pm
by Ack
I'm on my cellphone, so I can't see your sig.

That said, I tracked down your Backloggery page. Play these:

Super Mario Bros.
Cybernator
Unreal: Return to Na Pali
Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell
Metal Slug
Super Mario Bros. 3
F-Zero
X-Men vs Streetfighter
Loom

That will put you a bit closer to your goal.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:05 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
I think I'm gonna grab a Cotton game. The Super Famicom looks like the best place to start.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:45 pm
by MrPopo
Ack wrote:I'm on my cellphone, so I can't see your sig.

That said, I tracked down your Backloggery page. Play these:

Super Mario Bros.
Cybernator
Unreal: Return to Na Pali
Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell
Metal Slug
Super Mario Bros. 3
F-Zero
X-Men vs Streetfighter
Loom

That will put you a bit closer to your goal.

Yeah, that was a lot of the list I was thinking of, minus Metal Slug and X-Men vs. Street Fighter. I'm also hoping I'll finally have the breakthrough I need and finish Raiden Fighters 2 and Jet (been playing them after lunch at work).

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:59 pm
by Ack
If you are naturally good at fighting games, getting through arcade modes shouldn't be too difficult, hence why I recommended it. Metal Slug...well, it's short. Getting through it is pretty quick, though I admit some folks won't have an easy time, especially if you are trying to 1CC it.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:16 pm
by MrPopo
Ack wrote:If you are naturally good at fighting games, getting through arcade modes shouldn't be too difficult, hence why I recommended it. Metal Slug...well, it's short. Getting through it is pretty quick, though I admit some folks won't have an easy time, especially if you are trying to 1CC it.

I am naturally bad at fighting games :p

And yeah, Metal Slug I'd be trying to 1cc, which is why I'd shy away from it for this attempt.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:45 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
Wait Popo hasn't beaten Super Mario Bros.?! This is some kind of mistake, right?

And Metal Slug 1 is one of the easier games in the series to 1cc. I'm a total rube and I did it on like my 5th attempt.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:00 pm
by MrPopo
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Wait Popo hasn't beaten Super Mario Bros.?! This is some kind of mistake, right?

And Metal Slug 1 is one of the easier games in the series to 1cc. I'm a total rube and I did it on like my 5th attempt.

Never beaten Super Mario Bros. Came with my NES, played it a bunch, but I prefer the physics in Mega Man, so I never put in the time to beat it.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:34 am
by MrPopo
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
61. Catacomb Abyss - PC
62. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - PC
63. Strike Suit Zero - Director's Cut - PC
64. Wolfenstein 3D Spear of Destiny - PC
65. StarCraft - PC
66. Metal Storm - NES
67. Septerra Core - PC
68. Metal Warriors - SNES
69. Zelda II - The Adventure of Link - NES
70. Anachronox - PC
71. Faxanadu - NES
72. Adventures of Lolo - NES
73. Ninja Gaiden 2 - NES
74. Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming - PC
75. Mega Man 5 - NES
76. MechWarrior 3 - PC
77. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - NES
78. Faria - NES
79. Rebel Galaxy - PC
80. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game - NES
81. Grim Fandango - PC
82. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void - PC
83. Fallout 4 - PC
84. Bloodrayne - PC
85. Bloodrayne 2 - PC

So Bloodrayne felt like a pretty budget game. Rayne's animations were a bit stiff, the controls were a bit floaty, the plot was nonexistent, and they couldn't afford for Lauren Baily to emote in her voiceovers. But for all that it was fun. It knew what it was; a game where a hot vampire chick murders a ton of Nazis. It worked. Bloodrayne 2 apparently had a budget, and that ended up making so many things worse.

The big positive is that there actually is a story now, giving some context as to why you're slaughtering a bunch of dudes. And they could afford to pay Lauren Baily to use inflection when she did her voice work so Rayne feels like more of a character.

The negatives are that they changed it into more of a brawler which ends up weakening you overall. You have a larger arsenal of moves but none of them really feel like they do anything different from the others; you still just spam the shit out of attack. Enemies have gone from Nazis with guns to street punks who all know kung fu, which means every fight has a big risk of you taking major damage. You end up spending more time feeding on people than attacking because at least when you feed you regenerate health and can block damage.

The other big thing is they discovered there's this thing you can buy called a physics engine. So now the grappling hook, instead of a way to feed on distant targets, is now a way to toss around mooks. Now, this ends up being shoehorned into so many areas where you have a kill puzzle; toss X mooks into a specific part or parts of the environment to proceed. This would be an amusing diversion in the vein of Madworld if it weren't for the fact that the physics are very hit and miss; sometimes it goes where you want because you hit the sweet spot for the suck in and sometimes it doesn't. What gets worse is there are a few that require you to short out a circuit with a mook's body, but the mook only lasts so long. One requires such perfect execution that I spent 30 minutes just trying to line up all the corpses in time.

The other thing that happened is that so many bosses turned into puzzle bosses, which ends up being a major letdown. You have these super cool arm blades and you only get two really use them on two bosses; the first is a boss you have to solve a puzzle to be able to damage, and the second is the pushover of a last boss.

The game is still fun, but it's not nearly as good as the first.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:45 am
by Exhuminator
I beat BloodRayne 2 back in 2007 on Xbox. I remember enjoying its dark sense of humor and sadism puzzles. I vaguely remember there was one boss that was a big pain in the ass, some kind of huge muscle monster with green patches of skin. I remember enjoying the acrobatic platforming.

I never played BloodRayne because I figured it was a lesser experience than what I'd already played. Now that you've said it's actually better though, it makes me interested in giving it a shot after all.

Terminal Reality took the BloodRayne 2 engine and used it to create Æon Flux. So if you're still in the mood for that style of action, Æon Flux is very similar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86on_ ... eo_game%29

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:41 am
by MrPopo
Yeah, I liked the humor. The sadism puzzles had potential, it was just the execution that got annoying. Aside from the stupid "short out all four speakers" one that took me forever, the two that sucked were the ones with the female ninjas who blocked your harpoon. Those bitches were evil.

The huge muscle monster you're referring to is the penultimate boss and I didn't really have much of a problem with him. The boss I had to restart a ton was the fight against Ferril, because I kept getting trapped and then eviscerated due to enemies being able to move a little bit during in-engine cutscenes; I'd come out and be trapped between her and a generator.