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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Sun May 08, 2016 12:14 am

PartridgeSenpai wrote:
MrPopo wrote:I liked the game better than Assault, but 64 and the original are still better.


This is the part of the review that intrigued me the most. I really enjoyed Assault when I beat it a few weeks ago, so now I'm very interested on what Zero has to offer, if it's even better than that.

So Star Fox Assault drove me crazy (you can check out my thoughts in the Games Beaten 2015 thread), so the fact that I liked Zero better than Assault should not be seen as a ringing endorsement.

That said, Zero does not deserve the level of vitriol it has been getting. It's a solid enough game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by alienjesus Sun May 08, 2016 6:14 am

I actually really enjoy Assault too. I've been looking forward to giving Zero a go and seeing what I think.

Have you played Star Fox Guard at all yet?
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Sun May 08, 2016 8:47 am

Nope; I have absolutely no interest in it and I haven't even gotten around to making space on the shelf for it or adding it to my Backloggery.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by PartridgeSenpai Sun May 08, 2016 9:33 am

MrPopo wrote:
PartridgeSenpai wrote:
MrPopo wrote:I liked the game better than Assault, but 64 and the original are still better.


This is the part of the review that intrigued me the most. I really enjoyed Assault when I beat it a few weeks ago, so now I'm very interested on what Zero has to offer, if it's even better than that.

So Star Fox Assault drove me crazy (you can check out my thoughts in the Games Beaten 2015 thread), so the fact that I liked Zero better than Assault should not be seen as a ringing endorsement.

That said, Zero does not deserve the level of vitriol it has been getting. It's a solid enough game.


After reading how you felt, I totally get why you were as angry at that game as you were. Assault definitely isn't for everyone. Being that so many voices are different and how so much of the game is on foot and not on-rails, I understand why that game is so divisive among fans.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Sun May 08, 2016 9:48 am

1. Shadow Warrior - Playstation 4 - January 1
2. The Order: 1886 - Playstation 4 - January 2
3. Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - Wii - January 3
4. NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits - WiiWare - January 4
5. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd - Vita - January 5
6. Shadow the Hedgehog - Gamecube - January 9
7. Fairy Bloom Freeia - Steam - January 10
8. Petit Novel Series: Harvest December - 3DS - January 13
9. Gas Guzzlers Extreme - Steam - January 14
10. Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Wii - January 16
11. Project Zero 2: Wii Edition - Wii - January 19
12. Killzone: Liberation - PSP - January 20
13. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor - Wii - January 20
14. Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii - January 24
15. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love - Wii - January 25
16. Corpse Party - PSP - January 25
17. Freedom Planet - Wii U - January 25
18. Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space - Vita - January 25
19. Silent Hill: Homecoming - Xbox 360 - January 26
20. Life is Strange - Playstation 4 - January 28
21. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows - PSP - February 2
22. Megadimension Neptunia VII - Playstation 4 - February 12
23. Dr. Discord's Conquest - NES - February 13
24. Corpse Party: Blood Drive - Vita - February 17
25. If My Heart Had Wings - Steam - February 18
26. Missing: An Interactive Thriller - Steam - February 18
27. Her Story - Steam - February 18
28. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - 3DS - February 26
29. Saints Row 2 - Steam - March 1
30. Saturday Morning RPG - Playstation 4 - March 3
31. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - 3DS - March 6
32. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Wii U - March 8
33. Pokken Tournament - Wii U - March 20
34. Moe Chronicle - Vita - March 22
35. Tom Clancey's The Division - Playstation 4 - March 23
36. Yoshi's New Island - 3DS - March 28
37. Alien Rage - Steam - April 1
38. Alien Breed: Impact - Steam - April 2
39. Alien Breed 2: Assault - Steam - April 3
40. Alien Breed 3: Descent - Steam - April 3
41. Bravely Second: Ballad of the Three Cavaliers - 3DS - April 6
42. Quantum Break - Xbox One - April 7
43. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - Wii U - April 8
44. Akai Katana - Xbox 360 - April 9
45. Otomedius Excellent - Xbox 360 - April 9
46. Chasing Dead - Wii U - April 10
47. Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation - 3DS - April 14
48. Ratchet and Clank - Playstation 4 - April 20
49. Starfox Zero - Wii U - April 23
50. Aero Fighters 2 - NeoGeo - May 8

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BoneSnapDeez Sun May 08, 2016 2:42 pm

1. Tenchi Sōzō (Super Famicom)
2. Eternal Senia (Steam)
3. Tombs & Treasure (NES)
4. Magic Knight Rayearth (Super Famicom)
5. Zelda no Densetsu: The Hyrule Fantasy (Famicom Disk System)
6. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
7. Seiken Psycho Caliber: Majū no Mori Densetsu (Famicom Disk System)
8. Deep Dungeon: Madō Senki (Famicom Disk System)
9. Deep Dungeon II: Yūshi no Monshō (Famicom Disk System)
10. Suishō no Dragon (Famicom Disk System)
11. Dandy: Zeuon no Fukkatsu (Famicom Disk System)
12. Lagoon (SNES)
13. Contra (NES)
14. Super C (NES)

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First Summer Challenge game. I typically avoid sequels for the Challenge, but this one has been hanging over my head for years.

Super C is what you could call a "mission-pack sequel" to Contra. Anyone familiar with the first game will feel right at home with its successor. It follows a similar structure (eight levels, six of which are side-scrolling) and features the same graphical presentation, gun power-ups, and persistent difficulty.
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The biggest change is that the "3D" stages have been scrapped in favor of top-down ones. Your bullets can't travel all the way across the screen in these (then again, the same is true for enemy projectiles) so there's an extra smidge of challenge involved.
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I'm pretty decent at Contra, but found this one much more challenging. The levels are structured differently; there are lots of vertical sections where it becomes harder to dodge enemies. Pitfalls are plentiful throughout the game as well. And while the spread gun could break Contra it almost feels mandatory here - I shudder to think about taking on those final few bosses without it.

I really enjoyed this one. Play control is flawless and the difficulty is ever-present but manageable after some practice. It's still overshadowed by the first game, however. The music here isn't as swell and the scenery isn't quite as interesting. That said, it's more than a worthy successor to the first game and I'm embarrassed that it took me this long to finish it. Someday I'll conquer Operation C as well.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Sun May 08, 2016 3:03 pm

I'm sure this is a dumb question that you've answered before in a place I haven't looked, but do you use an emulator to capture those screenshots (or do the lazy thing like me and google it)? They're so damn crisp and clear.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BoneSnapDeez Sun May 08, 2016 3:04 pm

Retron 5 dawg!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Sun May 08, 2016 3:05 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Retron 5 dawg!

Ahh, I should have thought about that. I'll blame the fact that I was napping until five minutes ago. I just got around to getting some translation patches running on mine.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BoneSnapDeez Sun May 08, 2016 3:08 pm

The R5 is great for screenies.

Lemme give you a tip though. Don't use down+start to bring up the menu to screenshot. This will either start/pause the game or cause your sprite/character to move every time you take a shot. Instead assign a button on the official R5 controller (you don't want to actually play games with that thing) to be a screenshot button. I keep that controller on the futon next to me while I play a game and every so often hit the button to take a shot. Simple as that.
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