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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:21 am

Congrats on the 100 Popo! Is this the first year you have really done that many, or just the first year you've tracked it like this? I seem to remember you taking part in past threads, but never with such a high count...
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:20 am

As you know he's pro.
PLAY KING'S FIELD.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:44 am

dsheinem wrote:Congrats on the 100 Popo! Is this the first year you have really done that many, or just the first year you've tracked it like this? I seem to remember you taking part in past threads, but never with such a high count...

I participated in the tail end of last year's thread, mostly because of your article about making progress on your backlog. Last year I beat 63 gamers, the year before that was 29, and 2012 was 36 games. This also marks the first year where I'm going to end with more games beaten than acquired. I didn't set off to beat 100 games; rather the goal was to have a positive trend on my Backloggery. It would have been a better trend but then GOG got the SSI deal and that was a LOT of games.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:11 pm

Games Beaten 2015
First 50 of the year:
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - 3DS
A Bird Story - PC
Quake - PC
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - PS4
Quake: Scourge of Armagon - PC
Quake: Dissolution of Eternity - PC
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis - NDS
Painkiller - PC
Gungrave: Overdose - PS2
Adventure -Atari 2600 (PS2)
Auto Racing - Intellivision (PS2) [1979]
Boxing - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1980]
The Count - TI99/4A (emulated) [1981]
Dragonstomper - Atari 2600/Starpath Supercharger (emulated) [1982]
Enduro - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1983]
Diablo III - PS4
Front Line - Atari 2600 (emulated) [1984]
Gertie Goose - The Lost Eggs - C64 (emulated) [1985]
Ocean Commander - Wii
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - PS2
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PS4
Mortal Kombat: Deception - PS2
The Order: 1886 - PS4
The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo - PC
Grab Them By The Eyes - PC
Growl - PS2/Arcade
Hydlide - NES [1986]
Ikari Warriors - NES [1987]
Jonah Barrington's Squash - C64 (emulated) [1988]
Steel Diver - 3DS
Super Mario 3D World - - Wii U
Quake II - PC
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - PS4
Kung Fu Louie vs. The Martial Art Posse - PC [1989]
Loom - PC [1990]
Metroid II: Return of Samus - GB [1991]
Ninja Commando - - Arcade (MAME) [1992]
Tennis in the Face - Vita
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - PS4
Quake II: The Reckoning - PC
Injustice: Gods Among Us - PS4
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry - PS4
Infamous: First Light - PS4
Race the Sun - PS4
Mad Riders - PS3
Destiny: House of Wolves - PS4
Escape Goat 2 - PS4
Tower of Guns - PS4
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - PC
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars - PS3

NotGTAV - - PC
Flower - PS4
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture- PS4
Towerfall - PS4
Cyberbots - PS1
Battletoads (Arcade) - Xbox One
Forza Horizon 2 presents Fast and Furious - Xbox One
Gunman Clive 2 - 3DS
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions - Vita
Rocket League - PS4
Far Cry 4 - PS4
Her Story - PC
Destiny: The Taken King - PS4
Retro City Rampage - Vita
Ultraflow - iOS
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Vita
Tansformers: Devastation - PS4 *new*
Call of Duty: Black Ops - PS3 *new*
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 360 *new*

Total: 69


Previously: 2014 | The First 400 Games

Hey, a Transformers game that is pretty darn good! Devastation is well worth a play for anyone who loves the original cartoon, likes DMC style games, or enjoys cel-shaded style graphics.

The first two Black Ops games probably have the most interesting narratives of any COD game, but I feel like the action/setpieces in the campaign take a back seat to those in the Modern Warfare installments in the series. I hope to play through Black Ops III this week.

If I can hit 75 games for the year, that would be swell...though it would be 5 less than my lowest year thus far (since I started counting in 2010). 80 seems like pie in the sky at this point, but perhaps I can find a way to cram in some shorter games or finish up some stuff that has been languishing.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:14 pm

MrPopo wrote:I participated in the tail end of last year's thread, mostly because of your article about making progress on your backlog.


Oh cool! Glad to know it spurred you on to tackle the backlog in a more systematic way and that you were able to do it in such a way as to not feel it was a burden or task. :D
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:29 pm

I try to hit 100-120 per year.

Though Popo's list is much more impressive than mine, as much of mine is "padded" with arcade/Atari/Intellivision... :lol: If I played exactly what Popo played I'd probably make it to game 40 or so.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:32 pm

There was also the month and a half I spent playing FFV 10 times for the Four Job Fiesta rather than making any real progress on the backlog. I think I was averaging 15 hours a run, so that's 150 hours I could have used on other games.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:51 pm

First 50:

Second 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
98. Duke Nukem Forever - The Doctor Who Cloned Me - PC
99. Doom 3 - Resurrection of Evil - PC
100. Painkiller - Battle Out of Hell - PC

101. Alien Isolation - PC

Now this is a good survival horror game. Being hunted by a ruthless killer, being low on supplies, needing to duck and hide to stay alive. And a little bit of Metroidvania thrown in.

Set 15 years after the original movie, your initial goal is to recover the flight recorder of the Nostromo. Given that this is a video game and a title in the Alien franchise, things soon go to hell. Turns out there's something big and scary on the station, and it's not doing anything good for other people's sanity. Other survivors have taken a shoot first, ask questions later approach and there's something wrong with the station's synthetics.

You have combat tools, but combat is not your primary strength. You will die in a couple of gunshots, so you're better off evading enemies or sneaking up on them and stunning them. Or if you're feeling feisty, let them shoot at you while you take cover and have the Alien clean them up, as he is attracted by loud noises.

The game moves you through a variety of sections of the station, and there is a lot of backtracking through areas as you gain more tools for breaking through the various locked doors. That's where the Metroidvania comes in. There was actually more exploration I could have done, but the game never made me feel like it was safe to go exploring, so I definitely missed a lot of secrets. But the game makes survival feel like a real accomplishment.

You also cycle through a variety of foes. The Alien is the implacable foe that will hunt you down but gets bored and wanders off. The humans tend to patrol set areas and can be distracted. The synthetics are melee only and slowly walk at you when they spot you. This makes the basic synthetic the easiest foe, as you have so many options for getting rid of him. The hazmat synthetics, on the other hand, are right bastards, since they are immune to EMP and have truckloads of health. The game is nice enough to keep switching foes on you, so you never get too bored dealing with one kind of foe. And you get a flamethrower midway through which allows you to temporarily drive off the Alien. So right around the time you might be getting sick of being in super hide mode you get another option.

This was definitely a worthy game for the Alien franchise.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by TSTR Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:57 am

I bow to thine mastery, Popo.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:48 pm

First 50:

Second 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
98. Duke Nukem Forever - The Doctor Who Cloned Me - PC
99. Doom 3 - Resurrection of Evil - PC
100. Painkiller - Battle Out of Hell - PC

101. Alien Isolation - PC
102. Medal of Honor Allied Assault - Spearhead - PC

The first of the two MoH:AA expansion, Spearhead is a fairly short set of three missions during the final Allied push. The first mission has you dropping as a paratrooper on D-Day and disrupting enemy artillery and supply trains. The second is holding the line at the Battle of the Bulge. The third is an infiltration into Berlin to get important documents and then blow shit up with a T-34 shortly before the Soviets capture the city.

Unlike the base game, you are just an ordinary sergeant in this one. The first two missions involve a lot of allied troops working with you, rather than the solo OSS stuff from the base game. You even have to make sure your captain stays alive in the first two missions. It isn't until the third mission that you're back to being on your own and killing everything that moves. And even then at the climax you get a group of allies to fend off Nazi tanks until your bombers arrive.

Aside from the short length, my biggest complaint is the vehicle missions. They feel like they're even more luck/save scum based than in the base game. You can play them perfectly (but that ain't happening in the first one) and still lose because the RNG decided that this run the enemy would nail you with every anti-armor shot rather than missing like in the previous run.

But hey, the main way to get MoH:AA is the Battlechest from GOG anyway, so no reason not to play this one.
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