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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:41 pm

1. Cut the Rope (3DS)
2. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
3. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX)
4. Jewel Link Chronicles: Mountains of Madness (NDS)
5. Super Mario 3D World (WIIU)
6. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)

Mario Kart 7 is a Mario Kart game through-and-through. It is very fun and very addictive. (I meant to stop once I placed first in all of the 150CC circuits, but after I accomplished that goal, I just had to improve my rankings in every cup and finish first in all of the mirror mode cups.) Moreover, it utilizes the 3DS's 3D effect very well, and the game look great. The music is also very catchy, and both the new and returning tracks are great. (Rainbow Road (SNES) is my personal favorite.) That said, the new gameplay features do not add much, and the game does not stray from the standard Mario Kart formula in any way. Accordingly, and while I enjoyed the game quite a bit, it did not blow me away like some of the better entries in the series.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:47 pm

isiolia wrote:7.) Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (PS4)

(Cleared arcade mode with standard cast, which netted the trophy for clearing it and unlocked all the videos. Watched story mode, did some tutorial/challenge stuff)

Thoughts:


I am working my way through this one but your thoughts largely reflect my own. I only picked it up because it was $24 in a recent flash sale, otherwise I'd feel more than a bit burned by the obvious small cast of characters and the wide room for expansion in the inevitable sequel. All of that is not to take away at all from the base game, which is certainly of a very high quality and a ton of fun.

I suppose any hopes of old sticks working via updated drivers and so on are quickly fading. Guess I need a new arcade stick for my PS4 :(
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:22 pm

Ack wrote:As per tradition, I beat Metal Slug at least once a year, but usually several times. I finally sat down(or stood up I should say) and played through it in 2015 in two player with a buddy of mine from college. 8 credits total spent. I've done better but am out of practice.


Nice work.

I actually have managed to 1CC it. :o It is traditionally thought of as being the "easiest" game in the series tho, right?

btw how are you playing this MVS game? I didn't even know you were into MVS.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by bmoc Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:26 pm

dsheinem wrote:I suppose any hopes of old sticks working via updated drivers and so on are quickly fading. Guess I need a new arcade stick for my PS4 :(

I feel your pain about arcade sticks and current-gen consoles. The decent options right now are incredibly pricey. I am currently waiting on the Crossbone PCB to be available again in order to add Xbox One compatibility to my arcade stick.

There is the Skullgirls driver that allows for PS3 sticks to work on the PS4 but I haven't heard of anyone else making use of it yet. A less than desirable option is to get use an Akishop PS360+ PCB and soft reset between fights to get around the 8 minute disconnect timer. The only other options that I am aware of are padhacking or buying an officially licensed PS4 stick.

There are a few PS3/PS4 compatible options if you want to go that route. Some haven't been released yet but are due out in April
http://www.amazon.com/HORI-corresponden ... B00S94RODA
http://store.madcatz.com/platforms/Play ... 4-PS3.html
http://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Kombat-Fig ... t+fightpad
EDIT: found another one - http://www.amazon.com/HORI-Real-Arcade- ... pd_cp_vg_1

Oh and there is also the CronusMax but for PS4 support you have to use it in conjunction with a PC.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:27 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:
Ack wrote:As per tradition, I beat Metal Slug at least once a year, but usually several times. I finally sat down(or stood up I should say) and played through it in 2015 in two player with a buddy of mine from college. 8 credits total spent. I've done better but am out of practice.


Nice work.

I actually have managed to 1CC it. :o It is traditionally thought of as being the "easiest" game in the series tho, right?

btw how are you playing this MVS game? I didn't even know you were into MVS.


I've always heard Metal Slug 2 was the easiest due to all of the slowdown. The best I've done in MS is 5 credits I believe. I always struggle with the 4th boss and a particular place in level 5 where the 4th boss comes back briefly.

And I own a 4-slotter MVS. I just don't post about it very often. :wink:
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by BoneSnapDeez Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:28 pm

Ah, I've only played 1, 3, 4, 5, Advance, 7, and XX I think... Maybe I'll check out the others on MVS someday...
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by Ack Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:34 pm

No worries. I actually haven't gotten to try Advance, 7, XX, or 1st Mission. I've played through 1, 2, X, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 2nd Mission. The Mission games are very different but totally worth checking out if you get the chance.
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by Stark Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:35 pm

dsheinem wrote:The Order: 1886.

Awesome! Totally getting this when I get back from vacation.
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by Erik_Twice Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:50 pm

Beat F-Zero (SNES) today, at least by my definition of beaten which is "Complete all the three leagues on the middle difficulty".

It was fun. Very sparse, but polished and fun. I would love to play X or GX but I can't play those while commuting so :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by isiolia Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:55 pm

dsheinem wrote:All of that is not to take away at all from the base game, which is certainly of a very high quality and a ton of fun.

I suppose any hopes of old sticks working via updated drivers and so on are quickly fading. Guess I need a new arcade stick for my PS4 :(


Aye, what's there is largely quite nice.

Not that I'm good with an arcade stick either, but I also seemed to struggle more with the PS4 d-pad than I have with the one on the Dual Shock 1-3. Not sure if that's common, though I know not everyone likes the Sony d-pads in general.
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