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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:59 pm

My favorite part of the Trauma Team was the diagnostics mode, since when it came out I had been watching a ton of House.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:04 pm

laurenhiya21 wrote:I can easily say that this is the best of the bunch.

I've finished Trauma Center and Trauma Center 2 on DS, as well as New Blood and Trauma Team on Wii. And I agree with you.

Trauma Team is a seriously great adventure game/surgery simulator with a TON of content. (It's also a really fun co-op experience too.) My only complaint falls in line with your own, the endoscopy sections were kinda bad simply due to the ignorant motion controls. The other five disciplines were fine though. I particularly enjoyed forensics and the diagnostician stuff.

Trauma Team also has a god tier OST, I still listen to it periodically.

Damn shame it sold so badly (even in Japan), I think the Wii U's GamePad could have been used in really interesting ways for a sequel.
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by REPO Man Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:27 pm

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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by laurenhiya21 Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:32 pm

Exhuminator wrote:Damn shame it sold so badly (even in Japan), I think the Wii U's GamePad could have been used in really interesting ways for a sequel.

Wow I didn't know it sold badly... I guess Atlus doesn't seem to be doing anything with the series, so maybe that's why. It would be a shame if they didn't make another entry though since I would also be interested on what they could do with the gamepad.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Tiduas Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:37 pm

In the Trauma Center series I've only finished the remake for the Wii but I really enjoyed that one, definitely have to play the other ones someday as well.

For my own part I just finished "Little Nemo: The Dream Master" for the NES for the first time and what a game! At first I just wanted to test it for a bit, got kind of upset about the fact that I had to backtrack some and find the missing keys for the exit and where about to stop playing there since the game felt unfair already by the first level (I died way too many times than I should have). Although I didn't stop. I got through the first level, once again got owned by the next level by irritating enemies and by the fact that the animals you can control seemed to have more weaknesses than strenghts.

But after fighting my way through the second level it all just clicked. I started to learn how stuff worked and was actually having a lot of fun with the game, in hindsight it was much more fun learning the game the hard way than reading a tutorial for 15 minutes before starting off my adventure. I had a much better flow for the remaining levels after the second and really enjoyed the game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:13 pm

Tiduas wrote:In the Trauma Center series I've only finished the remake for the Wii but I really enjoyed that one, definitely have to play the other ones someday as well.

The original Trauma Center for DS is notorious for its final boss battle, it has caused many the death of an otherwise innocent DS. :lol: To be honest though, I thought the final boss battle of Trauma Center 2 was the hardest. You might find Trauma Center: New Blood to be very difficult single player, as the game was obviously made to be beaten in co-op. Overall it's a great series, I'd rank them like this:

Trauma Team > Trauma Center > Trauma Center: New Blood > Trauma Center 2 (I own Second Opinion but haven't played it yet.)

Little Nemo: The Dream Master is such a good time that although I haven't played through its entirety since circa 1991, I still remember all kinds of things about the game. Especially that damned train level.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Tiduas Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:11 am

Exhuminator wrote:You might find Trauma Center: New Blood to be very difficult single player, as the game was obviously made to be beaten in co-op. Overall it's a great series, I'd rank them like this:

Little Nemo: The Dream Master is such a good time that although I haven't played through its entirety since circa 1991, I still remember all kinds of things about the game. Especially that damned train level.
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Ohh, so "Trauma Center: New Blood" was actually designed to be played in co-op? That made me feel a little better now ;)

Haha, the train level got me many times as well. Since it's the only level without checkpoints it really felt when dying on that one. But that also made the feeling of clearing it even better instead.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Flake Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:04 pm

1/3: Super Mario Bros 2: Lost Levels (Luigi Run) (3DS VC/NES)
1/4: Super Mario Bros. (Wii / All-Stars)
1/15: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
1/20: Super Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
1/28: Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
2/15: Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon (3DS)
2/15: Super Mario Land (3DS VC/GB)
2/16: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS VC/GB)
3/3: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (3DS VC/GB)
3/13: Dragon Ball Xenoverse (PS4)
3/23: Metroid Prime (Wii)
4/18: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Wii)
5/3: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
5/10: Donkey Kong Country (WiiU VC/SNES)
5/16: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hyper Stone Heist (GEN)
5/23: Mario Party 10 (WiiU)
5/25: New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
6/18: Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
8/9: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (WiiU VC/SNES)
9/5: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
9/11: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (3DS VC/GBC)
10/22: Splatoon (WiiU)
10/27: Street Figher Alpha (Arcade/PS2)
11/3: Super Mario Maker (WiiU)
11/11: Hyrule Warriors (WiiU)
12/4: New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii)
12/9: Fallout: New Vegas (PC)
12/12: Punch-Out!! (Wii)

Wrapping up a game of Punch-Out I started early this year and then dropped off right at Super Macho Man. Picked it up today and for some reason I was able to wreck the last two boxers with ease. Not sure what happened.

There really isn't much that can be said about any game in the Punch-Out!! series that hasn't already been said. This really is a franchise that would benefit from some more love from big N. If 2016 included a new Punch-Out as well as some Metroid or F-Zero, I'd be really happy.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:43 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
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
86. Catacomb Armageddon - PC
87. This Starry Midnight We Make - PC
88. Shadowrun Dragonfall - Director's Cut - PC
89. Catacomb Apocalypse - PC
90. Super Mario Bros. - NES
91. Tomb Raider Legend - PC
92. Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES
93. Tomb Raider Anniversary - PC
94. Tomb Raider Underworld - PC
95. StarCraft Brood War - PC
96. Ninja Pizza Girl - PC

This was a game I Kickstarted after they were featured in an article on Polygon. I was intrigued by the concept, liked what I saw, and tossed them a few bucks. I did their beta level several months ago but never got around to playing the full game (250+ unbeaten PC games will do that). Decided to rectify that tonight and am glad I did. This was a quite fun little game. It only took me two hours to beat, but it had really tight gameplay and I might go back at some point and work on getting better times.

So the basic premise is amongst the tall buildings of the city the best way to get pizza piping hot and fresh is to deliver it by ninja. The gameplay is a 2D momentum-based platformer, sort of like Mirror's Edge. You have four controls: left, right, jump, and duck. The simplicity makes it very easy to pick up and play, and the game has some fantastic level design. It's similar to what you'd see in a Genesis-era Sonic game; a beginning and an end, but with multiple overlapping paths to get there with one usually taking you to the other if you can't nail all the jumps.

The thing that makes the game unique is the self esteem aspect. Part of what sparked the game was the experience of the dev's daughters in high school, and the game served as a way to talk about themes of bullying and self esteem. Rather than health you have your personal self esteem. But this isn't like how DNF renamed health as Ego. Instead there is a more direct effect on the game. When your self esteem gets low the world turns drab and grey, and the music loses its power. On the flip side, as you nail tricks and do a great run you build up self esteem, and if you get enough the world explodes with color and the music kicks up a notch.

Similary, the enemies are ninjas from a megacorporation (you work for your dad's pizza stand) and are teenagers just like you. So rather than slice you in twain they push you down or throw garbage in your hair, then laugh at you and post pictures on Facebook. Their mocking taunts are a passive drain on your self esteem.

As I mentioned, the gameplay is extremely tight and well done. The story explores some themes that hopefully catch people's eye but it doesn't go off the deep end with it; each point gets sufficient time to be developed but it isn't harped on to make sure it's driven into your skull. I'm glad I was able to help this game exist.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:51 pm

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
86. Catacomb Armageddon - PC
87. This Starry Midnight We Make - PC
88. Shadowrun Dragonfall - Director's Cut - PC
89. Catacomb Apocalypse - PC
90. Super Mario Bros. - NES
91. Tomb Raider Legend - PC
92. Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES
93. Tomb Raider Anniversary - PC
94. Tomb Raider Underworld - PC
95. StarCraft Brood War - PC
96. Ninja Pizza Girl - PC
97. Borderlands The Pre-Sequel - Claptastic Voyage - PC

Claptastic Voyage is the only story DLC for the Pre-Sequel; apparently they were going to make another before 2K Aus got shuttered. This finishes the bridge between the ending of the Pre-Sequel and the start of Borderlands 2, as well as dropping a minor sequel hook when it's over.

The premise is that after Jack takes over Hyperion he's trying to gain access to all of Hyperion's secrets, but they've been locked inside Claptrap. So you need to dive into his mind in order to get them. Like Assault on Dragon Keep this goes into the more fantastic stuff enabled by being a video game and it makes for a nice change of pace compared to your standard FPS stuff. Sure, you still going around killing a bunch of dudes, but the window dressing is fresh. It also ends with a quite challenging boss fight. The only reason I pulled through was I got a random drop of an amazing Legendary for my build; I'm going Nisha and heavy in the Riflewoman tree. The gun is a Jakobs pistol with one shot in the magazine but super high damage. The flavor is that you get one shot but it really counts, so if you can aim well it's great. Well I had crazy high hip fire accuracy, the auto aiming personal skill, oh, and that talent that increases magazine size by 3. Fun times.

Your enjoyment of this piece of DLC is entirely dependent on how much you like or dislike Claptrap. Since you're inside his mind you are constantly interacting with various incarnations of the character, so if you can't stand him you will find getting through the DLC a chore.
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