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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by ExedExes Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:10 am

1. Call of Duty United Offensive Expansion Pack - PC (January 16)
2. *NEW* Dead To Rights - Gamecube (January 24)

In my opinion, Dead To Rights was an action movie turned into a video game. Sure, that can be said for many games in the genre (Gun comes to mind too) but I mean this one could have been turned into a real movie so easily. Plenty of weapons, tons of characters, cheesy one liners from our main protagonist, a reasonably good story with lots of twists and turns, and it was LONG, LONG, LONG. But it was also very frustrating and unforgiving in spots especially near the end. The typical scenario played out went like this: Enter area, get through it clearing out about 20 bad guys, find a locked door/gate/whatever. Go back to killing another 10-15 more, find the key/card/device for unlocking it, backtrack to the original location, killing maybe 10-20 more. There are minigames to break up the monotony (disarming bombs is one that sticks out for me, but what about that very first minigame, people who have played it know what I mean :wink:)

This was no one-off title either, I found out that it has been a series with at least 3 more games. I enjoyed it but I'm also glad it's done.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by elricorico Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:32 am

1. Fatal Fury (GEN)
2. DuckTales Remastered (WiiU)

3. Final Fantasy IV (PSP)


Some months ago I had played this up to the last dungeon but had a save corruption happen. For whatever reason it didn't click back then that I had changed memory cards a short time prior and therefore had only lost a couple of hours. I realized this recently and got back to it.

Final Fantasy IV is my second favourite of the main series, and I have very fond memories of beating it as a teen on the SNES. This port really worked for me; I can't imagine a better way to play this game now. The character sprites didn't sit right with me for the first hour or so, but now I like them just fine. Everything else felt like it had just the right amount of updating.

This game really set a new standard for JRPGs and it was a lot of years before more than a handful had lived up to it. The story is fairly dated now, but the gameplay stands the test of time. The music is great, I like the pacing and it has some of my favourite FF characters ever.

I'll work on the other parts of The Complete Collection next. I remember dabbling with The After Years on the Wii, but it didn't grab me then. I suspect I'm more in the mood now having just beat the main game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by TSTR Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:20 am

1. Gone Home (PC)
2. Mario Party 8 (Wii)


First two for the year.

Not really sure how to feel about Gone Home. The story and the characters were engaging enough for the short (~2 hr) playtime, but the gameplay was lacking. Of course, this is another "walking simulator," just with the ability to pick up and examine things. I remember getting bored at one point and trashing the kitchen with items from the pantry. I don't even think I got all the journal entries, but I picked up the story well enough anyhow. Worth a playthrough, at least.

Also did a hot potato run with the lady through MP8's Star Battle Arena to unlock Blooper. Yay squiddys!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Luke Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:42 am

ExedExes wrote:*NEW* Dead To Rights - Gamecube (January 24)[/b]
... people who have played it know what I mean :wink:)



I do know what you mean.

Call me nuts, but D2R reminds me a bit of Arkham Asylum. The fighting system, the backtracking, the minigames, the insanely crazy cut-scenes, and the use of tools (a dog in this case).

But it does get quite boring at times. The prison levels are especially frustrating and nothing but repeating a pattern of button pressing.

Do love the game however as I'm a sucker for games that include dogs.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by ExedExes Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:30 pm

Luke wrote:But it does get quite boring at times. The prison levels are especially frustrating and nothing but repeating a pattern of button pressing.

Do love the game however as I'm a sucker for games that include dogs.

I hate the prison levels, because it's so easy to get lost, and you gotta go through that TWICE. The battle with Tattoo in the shower was pretty good though.

The dog saved me a mess of times, good on those armored enemies with the 2 life bars. One thing I noticed was that in the tutorial they showed you being able to use the dog to navigate small puzzle sections in stages, but that never came to be.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Damm64 Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:37 pm

1- Heavenly Sword (Ps3)
2- Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3)
3- Sonic Generations (Ps3)
4- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance (3DS)

5- Legend of Zelda: Link between worlds (3DS)

This one has to be the best 3DS game i have played so far. Just a few days ago i was thinking if i did the right choice in buying the 3DS since, so far, most of the games i was really looking for left kinda dissapointed. Then i started playing this one and OMG i didn't enjoy a game this much in a while. The thing that i love i basically the same reason why everyone love this game and that's the freedom you have, right away they put in the world and say "the dungeons are here, here and here go with the triforce son". You still have the same logic begind it "this one item is for this dungeon" but now you rent your items, with the option to buy them later, but you lose said item if you run out of hearts, you can still work your way around this by having a bunch of fairies in bottles. Something i didn't notice while i was playing, i had to watch a video to find out, is that some puzzles have multiple ways to solve them, each time there's was a switch you had to hit i used the ice rod instead of bombs of the boomerang.

One recomendation do not play Hero mode on your first playthrough... make's the enemies really though most of them make 7-10 hearts in one single hit and even after you get the tunic that halves the damage you still loose about 6-8 hearts per hit. That means in hero mode some enemies do 12 hearts of damage and the final boss does 16 hearts of damage in one of his attacks. I still played that mode till the end and i think it made me enjoy it more because even when i dies i was smiling with a stupid face thinking "this mode is great!"... or maybe im just going insane who knows :lol:

Seriously play this game now! This was on my do list for months before i decided to give it a go.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:45 pm

I still need to play that. Got it at launch and it's just been sitting here collecting dust.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:48 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I still need to play that. Got it at launch and it's just been sitting here collecting dust.


Even worse: I got half way through and stopped.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:02 pm

dsheinem wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:I still need to play that. Got it at launch and it's just been sitting here collecting dust.


Even worse: I got half way through and stopped.


I have this somewhat annoying compulsion to play games in order. Or to visit/revisit the "roots" of any given game before I play it.

So, for instance, I'd like to replay A Link to the Past before diving into A Link Between Worlds. It's been many years since I played LttP and the last time I did it was the GBA port which just isn't the same as the SNES original...

Another example: After purchasing Ys: Memories of Celceta I thought I should revisit the other two Ys IV's before playing it. That got be thinking about how much fun it would be to first play through Ys I, II, and III again... And that got me thinking about how many various ports those games have and how cool it would be to play all of them. It never ends. :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:11 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:So, for instance, I'd like to replay A Link to the Past before diving into A Link Between Worlds. It's been many years since I played LttP and the last time I did it was the GBA port which just isn't the same as the SNES original...

You can beat Link to the Past in a few minutes, then move on to Link Between Worlds.
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