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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:38 pm

Games Beaten 2015

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] *new*

Total: 36


Previously: 2014 | The First 400 Games

So this one was new to me, and probably one of the hardest Game Boy games I've played (at least in somewhat recent memory). I ended up consulting a map a fair amount as the "return of sameness" from area to area was just more than a little disorienting --- this entry suffers without the rich environmental color schemes that mark the rest of the series. I didn't think the music was anything special, but the game controlled great and was impressively large for a Game Boy title. More than anything it whet my appetite for a run later this year through Super Metroid, which is (very oddly) now the only game in the series that I haven't played at all (I know, I know: time to turn in my retro gamer card).
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:11 pm

dsheinem wrote:More than anything it whet my appetite for a run later this year through Super Metroid, which is (very oddly) now the only game in the series that I haven't played at all

You've saved the best for last, good idea. I am a little jealous of you getting to experience that masterpiece for the first time.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:31 pm

I don't think I've ever actually beaten Super Metroid. I plan to play it sometime soon.

I really liked Metroid II as a kid. Haven't played it in years as I lost my copy somewhere along the way.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:39 pm

Super Metroid was one of the few games I bought upon release. It blew my mind back in high school. I am sure even though that was in 1994, the game still holds up marvelously today. It's one of those games that makes you wish you could erase your own memory and re-experience it over and over.

I also finished Metroid II, but I found it to be quite inferior to the original. I know the developers were hindered by not having color, but more distinctive tile sets and a rudimentary map would have done wonders for the experience. The absence of Yoshio Sakamoto was sorely felt.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:39 pm

If Metroid II had a map it would have been much better. It's a much bigger environment than the original Metroid and you need to explore most of it to progress through the game, so the zoomed in aspect and the lack of color palettes makes it incredibly easy to get lost.

I'm very much looking forward to AM2R.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:03 pm

You know, I enjoyed Metroid and Metroid II when I played them quite a lot, but I wasn't really super-excited about Super Metroid.

Oh, how wrong I was. Somebody's going to have a blast, that's for sure. :)
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Flake Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:49 pm

Oh Dsh. I sold you a copy of Super Metroid years ago and for a song, no less.

There is no greater tragedy in all of gaming than Nintendo's neglect of the Metroid series. Every year I race through several of the series. The music, the setting, and the theme of unbreakable courage and heroism get me every time. No matter the odds or how dire the situation, Samus does not give up.

And I love that.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by REPO Man Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:26 am

Bioshock Infinite for the Xbox 360. Got it back on Monday (when it became the now-current Games With Gold title) and just beat it on Easy. Gonna try to beat the other difficulty modes.

Also when I get the money I wanna get all the DLC, especially Burial at Sea.

And the ending? Wow! For those who don't know, let's just say at some point the "Infinite" in "Bioshock Infinite" makes perfect sense in what feels like an at-times-trippy steampunk collaboration between John Carpenter and Walt Disney.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by alienjesus Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:27 am

It's not my favourite SNES game, but Super Metroid gets my vote for being the best SNES game. You should get on that. Add it to your summer games list, even if it is the only game on your summer games list!

I really like Metroid 2, but it would've been nice to see an updated version of it, Zero Mission style, which added some colour, distinct environments and a map.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:34 am

alienjesus wrote:Add it to your summer games list, even if it is the only game on your summer games list!


I actually had it on that list years ago (probably when I got the copy from Flake) and never popped it in all summer. Will rectify!
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