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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:07 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
MrPopo wrote:Vert with proper tights while Blanc has the zettai ryouiki? Absolutely nothing about this game makes sense.

This game hurts me. I truly hurts my heart. This is a bigger disappointment to me than Resident Evil 5 was, and I HATED that game.

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:08 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:And truthfully, I can't recommend Exhuminator pick this one unless he finds it for less than $10, even with the anime schoolgirl miniskirts. :(

I'd buy it for less than $20. Just to say I own it. But no way I'm paying full asking price for it. Thanks for taking the hit for us man.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:09 am

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ElkinFencer10 wrote:And truthfully, I can't recommend Exhuminator pick this one unless he finds it for less than $10, even with the anime schoolgirl miniskirts. :(

I'd buy it for less than $20. Just to say I own it. But no way I'm paying full asking price for it. Thanks for taking the hit for us man.

It was a real sacrifice on my part, but I took one for the team so you guys wouldn't have to suffer my fate.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Ack Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:01 am

MrPopo wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:
MrPopo wrote:Vert with proper tights while Blanc has the zettai ryouiki? Absolutely nothing about this game makes sense.

This game hurts me. I truly hurts my heart. This is a bigger disappointment to me than Resident Evil 5 was, and I HATED that game.

Resident Evil 5 hater buddies are us!


Hey guys, are you bashing on Resident Evil 5? I hate that game!

I heard it drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:02 am

Ack wrote:Hey guys, are you bashing on Resident Evil 5? I hate that game!

I heard it drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls!

If that were true, I'd love the game; that sounds metal as fuck.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:47 am

January:
1) Bonk's Adventure (NES)
2) Little Samson
3) Holy Diver
4) Holy Diver (legit!)
5) Mitsume Ga Tooru
6) TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)
7) Mighty Final Fight
8] Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
9) Monster In My Pocket
10) Battle of Olympus
11) Gunstar Heroes (repeat)
12) Dragon Age: Inquisition
13) Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser
14) Captain America and the Avengers (NES)
15) StarTropics
16) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (save states)
17) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (legit)
18) Crisis Force
19) Esper Dream 2
20) Felix the Cat
21) Moon Crystal
22) Panic Restaurant
23) Frankenstein (NES)
24) Crystalis
25) Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu

February:
26) Killer Instinct (GB)
27) Mashin Hero Wataru Gaiden
28) Sly Spy (Arcade)
29) The Red Star (unreleased XBOX, also on PS2)
30) Adventure Island 4
31) Cocoron
32) Batman: Arkham Knight
33) Xeodrifter (Vita)
34) Doom 2
35) Brandish: The Dark Revenant
36) Magical Pop'n
37) The Ninja Warriors (SNES)
38) Phantasy Star (SMS)
39) Phantasy Star III
40) Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
41) Brandish: The Dark Revenant (Dela Mode)

March:
42) Freedom Planet (Milla, 82 lives lost)
43) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
44) Lara Croft Go
45) Oniken
46) Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
47) Batman: The Video Game (GB)
48) Batman: The Video Game (NES)
49) Super Spy Hunter

April:
50) Mega Man 2
51) Mega Man 4
52) Mission: Impossible (NES)
53) Mega Man 6
54) Super Mario Bros. 3
55) Sword Master
56) DuckTales 2
57) Rush'n Attack (NES)
58) Mega Man 3
59) Mega Man 5
60) Mega Man
61) S.C.A.T. - Special Cybernetic Attack Team
62) TaleSpin (NES)
63) Double Dragon III (NES)
64) Donkey Kong (NES)
65) Astyanax (NES)

May:
66) Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu
67) The New Ghostbusters II (NES, proto)
68) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSP, via Dracula X Chronicles)
69) Revenge of Shinobi
70) Shinobi III
71) Shadow Dancer
72) El Viento
73) Earnest Evans
74) One Must Fall 2097
75) A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES)
76) Hebereke
77) Contra
78) Wario Land: Shake It!
79) Gimmick!
80) Ninja Gaiden (GG)
81) Wai Wai World 2 (NES)
82) Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
83) Uncharted: Golden Abyss
84) Double Dragon (SMS)

June:

85) Astra Superstars

I decided I needed to test if the mod chip would work properly in conjunction with my 4-in-1 cart, so I popped in Astra Superstars. It was an attempt to mix up the usual fighting game formula by putting it in the air. Effectively, it plays out a lot more like normal Street Fighter than you'd think, you can just "jump" both upwards and downwards.

Also, there was probably a lot of fan art for Stella. Just sayin'.

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:18 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
Ack wrote:Hey guys, are you bashing on Resident Evil 5? I hate that game!

I heard it drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls!

If that were true, I'd love the game; that sounds metal as fuck.

Like a group of Khornates who substituted ice cream for blood.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Sat Jun 04, 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
51. Bravely Second: End Layer - 3DS - May 11
52. Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Vita - May 15
53. Doom - Playstation 4 - May 20
54. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Playstation 4 - May 22
55. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan - Playstation 4 - May 25
56. MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies - Vita - June 2
57. Republique - Playstation 4 - June 3

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Republique is a really unique kind of stealth game, and I've never played another game quite like it. Imagine if Five Nights at Freddy's and Metal Gear Solid had a baby. That's a kind of what this game is like. Now those who know me and my gaming habits well will know that I don't much care for pure stealth games; I like games that allow me to be stealthy but also allow me to murder everyone in a five kilometer radius when I inevitably fuck up being stealthy. So my personal opinion of this game is rather lukewarm because it's just not my style of game, but I'll try to review it as objectively as I can here (though, as with any art, every review is going to be somewhat subjective).

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So you're in an unnamed totalitarian state (or it's called Metamorphosis, one of the two; the game was vague), and the vibe I got from the game was that it was a kind of militarized micronation, but the game was extremely vague about the context and history of the setting, and what little it revealed tended to be done via easily missed collectible pick-ups. Anyway, the whole game has a very 1984 vibe (and that's quite intentional), and while I was a bit confused about what was going on and why from beginning to end, they really nail the authoritarian atmosphere. You play as a weird camera hacker sort of guy; you see the game's world through various security cameras, but you control Hope directly (she's the girl you're trying to guide in her escape from Metamorphosis). You've got to sneak around and avoid being sighted by the Prizrak (the paramilitary guards), and while you don't have the option of "fighting" them, you can pick up pepper spray, tasers, and sleep gas mines to incapacitate a few or escape if they grab you. Really, though, you're avoiding them; pepper spray only distracts them for like 20 seconds, and the other two are tough to find.

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The game is broken down into five episodes, each one taking between two and three hours depending on how thoroughly you search for collectibles (it took me about 12 hours to finish the game). There's no manual save, but the auto-save seems to be fairly frequent (though I still make sure to finish an episode before quitting just in case). My biggest complaints about the game are that the overarching story never really gets adequately explained in my opinion (there are a lot of questions left unanswered at the end, but not in a "we're-setting-up-for-a-sequel" kind of way) and the last 15 minutes or so of the last episode just gets....weird. And boring. Imagine crossing scanning planets in Mass Effect 2 with Tron. That's kind of what it felt like. I won't say more than that for fear of spoiling something. By no means does it kill the game, but the ending is a bit underwhelming IMO.

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For fans of the stealth genre, I absolutely and very strongly recommend this. For fans of dystopian, autocratic worlds (like I am), I recommend it. If you fall into neither category, then this is probably a game you're alright skipping, but it's a pretty good game. Not great, but pretty good.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by PartridgeSenpai Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:11 am

Republique reminds me a lot of The Saboteur, just with future setting instead of WWII.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:30 pm

January:
1) Bonk's Adventure (NES)
2) Little Samson
3) Holy Diver
4) Holy Diver (legit!)
5) Mitsume Ga Tooru
6) TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)
7) Mighty Final Fight
8] Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
9) Monster In My Pocket
10) Battle of Olympus
11) Gunstar Heroes (repeat)
12) Dragon Age: Inquisition
13) Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser
14) Captain America and the Avengers (NES)
15) StarTropics
16) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (save states)
17) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (legit)
18) Crisis Force
19) Esper Dream 2
20) Felix the Cat
21) Moon Crystal
22) Panic Restaurant
23) Frankenstein (NES)
24) Crystalis
25) Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu

February:
26) Killer Instinct (GB)
27) Mashin Hero Wataru Gaiden
28) Sly Spy (Arcade)
29) The Red Star (unreleased XBOX, also on PS2)
30) Adventure Island 4
31) Cocoron
32) Batman: Arkham Knight
33) Xeodrifter (Vita)
34) Doom 2
35) Brandish: The Dark Revenant
36) Magical Pop'n
37) The Ninja Warriors (SNES)
38) Phantasy Star (SMS)
39) Phantasy Star III
40) Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
41) Brandish: The Dark Revenant (Dela Mode)

March:
42) Freedom Planet (Milla, 82 lives lost)
43) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
44) Lara Croft Go
45) Oniken
46) Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
47) Batman: The Video Game (GB)
48) Batman: The Video Game (NES)
49) Super Spy Hunter

April:
50) Mega Man 2
51) Mega Man 4
52) Mission: Impossible (NES)
53) Mega Man 6
54) Super Mario Bros. 3
55) Sword Master
56) DuckTales 2
57) Rush'n Attack (NES)
58) Mega Man 3
59) Mega Man 5
60) Mega Man
61) S.C.A.T. - Special Cybernetic Attack Team
62) TaleSpin (NES)
63) Double Dragon III (NES)
64) Donkey Kong (NES)
65) Astyanax (NES)

May:
66) Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu
67) The New Ghostbusters II (NES, proto)
68) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSP, via Dracula X Chronicles)
69) Revenge of Shinobi
70) Shinobi III
71) Shadow Dancer
72) El Viento
73) Earnest Evans
74) One Must Fall 2097
75) A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES)
76) Hebereke
77) Contra
78) Wario Land: Shake It!
79) Gimmick!
80) Ninja Gaiden (GG)
81) Wai Wai World 2 (NES)
82) Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
83) Uncharted: Golden Abyss
84) Double Dragon (SMS)

June:

85) Astra Superstars
86) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

So I finally got around to really giving MGR:R a go. I definitely enjoyed it a lot more than when I first put around an hour in. It's ridiculously gory and over the top, and plays like pretty much every other Platinum hack 'n' slasher I've put time into. That means it's quite good. A couple of things that separate from Bayonetta are parries instead of dodge rolls, the "Zandatsu" kills where you manually slice enemies to bits (and retrieve their "electrolytes", conveniently associated with pulling out their spinal column...), and an obvious Metal Gear focus.

With that MG focus, though, comes one of the more cliched and stereotyped villains I've encountered in a game, politically speaking. I imagine he's not far removed from how some view "right-wingers" in the US. Which is not good. But then, it's Kojima, so no surprises there! It's still so silly and absurd that it's not worth caring about. Just around six hours of slashing fools to bits.

I'm downloading some of the DLC for it now, I might give some of that a go at some point. Not sure if now, though. Revengeance is a good game, even great, but it really is a game that can wear out its welcome if dragged out too long. Parts reminded me of Asura's Wrath, although the engine is more technically competent than that game.

(Speaking of which, if you haven't played Asura's Wrath, it's worth it, just for the sheer spectacle and absurdity of it all.)
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