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Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:08 am
by Stark
BogusMeatFactory wrote:
Ack wrote:Well shoot, Bogus, that's too bad. I absolutely loved the aesthetic of Hotline Miami. It reminded me a lot of the style, flair, and almost cartoonist ultra violence of a lot of my favorite films, and I loved the style as a result.


Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the game. Even the visual style wasn't really bad. I was more frustrated with the sound track and convoluted plot. When I stopped caring about what was happening, did I start to enjoy the game more.

I think I've listened to the soundtrack more hours than it took me to play the game. You cray cray son!

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:18 am
by Ack
Stark wrote:
BogusMeatFactory wrote:
Ack wrote:Well shoot, Bogus, that's too bad. I absolutely loved the aesthetic of Hotline Miami. It reminded me a lot of the style, flair, and almost cartoonist ultra violence of a lot of my favorite films, and I loved the style as a result.


Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the game. Even the visual style wasn't really bad. I was more frustrated with the sound track and convoluted plot. When I stopped caring about what was happening, did I start to enjoy the game more.

I think I've listened to the soundtrack more hours than it took me to play the game. You cray cray son!


I also regularly listen to the unofficial soundtrack for the sequel that supposedly leaked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VNp3qFXFpM

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:24 am
by BogusMeatFactory
Stark wrote:
BogusMeatFactory wrote:Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the game. Even the visual style wasn't really bad. I was more frustrated with the sound track and convoluted plot. When I stopped caring about what was happening, did I start to enjoy the game more.

I think I've listened to the soundtrack more hours than it took me to play the game. You cray cray son!


I think what happened was I went full old-man. All you crazy kids and your noise! I'll have none of it thank you very much! Either that or I went into bizarro world, because the battle music for Shining in the Darkness has not made me lose my mind yet and by all standards, it should have.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:11 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
I like Hotline Miami. But everything about it is very caustic and in-your-face. I can see how that would be off-putting to some.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:38 pm
by J T
I was listening to M.O.O.N. from the Hotline Miami soundtrack and my wife really liked them. I burned a CD of music for her to listen to in the car that included their song Hydrogen, and it was her favorite song on the CD. When she found out later that it was from Hotline Miami, she got mad at me for tricking her into listening to video game music. :lol:

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:31 pm
by Sarge
So, just was goofing off after finishing SF2010, and fiddled in my translations folder. Came up with Yume Penguin Monogatari. It's a weird little shooter / platformer. Instead of life, though, you have both a timer that decreases when you get hit, and a "fitness" meter displaying how fat you are, and if you don't get under a certain threshold in a stage, you don't win back the heart of your penguin girlfriend. No, she's clearly not the least bit shallow. ;)

It actually looks pretty good, and it made for a nice little snack of a game. It's not terribly long or challenging, but that's okay! Contrary to what it looks like, I don't always like to track down brutally difficult games. :P

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:28 pm
by Blu
1. Super Smash Brothers - N64 (January 3)
2. Shovel Knight - Wii U (January 6)
3. NES Remix - Wii U (January 14)
4. NES Remix 2 - Wii U (January 14)
5. Streets of Rage - Genesis (January 16)
6. F-Zero - SNES (January 21)
7. Super Mario 3D World - Wii U (January 28)
8. Hyrule Warriors - Wii U (February 5)

Wow, this game. It's so much fun and addicting at the same time. Never would I think Zelda and Hyrule Warriors would match up. The formula is there, this might be my favorite game of 2014...in 2015! I know I'll go back and play through adventure mode and tinker with Amiibos, maxing stats, unlocking weapons, you name it. There's definite replayability, and can't wait to sink some more time into this fun game!

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:33 pm
by BogusMeatFactory
Blu wrote:1. Super Smash Brothers - N64 (January 3)
2. Shovel Knight - Wii U (January 6)
3. NES Remix - Wii U (January 14)
4. NES Remix 2 - Wii U (January 14)
5. Streets of Rage - Genesis (January 16)
6. F-Zero - SNES (January 21)
7. Super Mario 3D World - Wii U (January 28)
8. Hyrule Warriors - Wii U (February 5)

Wow, this game. It's so much fun and addicting at the same time. Never would I think Zelda and Hyrule Warriors would match up. The formula is there, this might be my favorite game of 2014...in 2015! I know I'll go back and play through adventure mode and tinker with Amiibos, maxing stats, unlocking weapons, you name it. There's definite replayability, and can't wait to sink some more time into this fun game!


I know right!? That was definitely the most surprising game for me that year, as I was expecting a fun little romp and found myself have a lot more fun than I expected! I hear a lot of complaints about the multiplayer, because of, "Slow down." The frame rate drops, but at no time was there lag and at no point was I like, "this is compromising the gameplay and making it less fun!" So good! Glad you enjoyed it!

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:49 pm
by Key-Glyph
Sarge wrote:Came up with Yume Penguin Monogatari.
This game! I've only heard about it, but the premise was so goofy that we were semi-seriously considering buying it for our household. That's even knowing it would require looking into doing the Gyromite converter thing and possibly having to get a toploader.

Oh, except that I just looked at the eBay prices for those required bits. Egad! Nevermind! :lol:

Nice to know you enjoyed it, though. And thanks for the article on the Gyromite adapters, CRTGAMER, Ziggy587, and Ack. Super interesting and informative stuff. I will be a compulsive cart checker at all retro stores and flea markets forevermore.

Re: Games Beaten 2015

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:06 am
by BoneSnapDeez
Key-Glyph wrote:After I beat it, I watched a long play of a fan translation on YouTube so I could understand the story, and among other things learned that my shield would block projectiles if I stood still. Whoops! I was dodging everything. And I mean everything. Playing on hard mode! :lol:


Received a copy of Alcahest yesterday and fired it up this afternoon. You're told about the shield thing within the first 15 seconds of play. Of course one must know Japanese to understand this. :lol:

Anyhow, nice work completing it on "hard mode."