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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by strangenova Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:06 pm

Zelda 2 is good in its own way, but compared to the other Zelda games it's just not up to snuff. LttP has got some polished game mechanics and a timeless art design...Zelda 2 made some good additions to the series and remains a significant entry for it. But I'm not mad that they never went back to its design.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:31 pm

ALttP is the ne plus ultra Zelda. It's all been downhill from there.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:48 pm

I think old school Zelda fans would at least still like the Capcom GBC games.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by PartridgeSenpai Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:50 pm

Xeogred wrote:I think old school Zelda fans would at least still like the Capcom GBC games.


*raises hand*

I really loved the 2D ones the best (oddly enough, all the ones that have been on portable systems). Especially the GBC and GBA releases. Those're my favorite Zelda games by far.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by strangenova Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:06 pm

Xeogred wrote:I think old school Zelda fans would at least still like the Capcom GBC games.

I'm in that boat. The Oracle games are my favorite two GBC games. I haven't played the Minish Cap, though I've heard great things.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by J T Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:40 am

Exhuminator wrote:
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L.A. Noire is not 1947 GTA, plenty of people were disappointed when they realized that. There's plenty of gameplay here all the same, and there are dozens of other reviews of this game on the internet to explain that part to you. I just want you to know that L.A. Noire is an important experience, flawed as it is. A game that really tried hard to push its medium's slowly unfolding envelope a little wider. If you are a patient gamer who loves mysteries, and can appreciate the subtle details, you should find L.A. Noire to be a fine experience. Yes the end game is a let down, but it was still one helluva fall. Sometimes it's the euphoric descent that counts more than the bitter end. And this game built its gallows high, baby.


I own this. You've convinced me I really need to get around to playing it though.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by J T Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:45 am

I've never understood the hate for Zelda II. I haven't played it since the 80s or 90s, but I remember thinking it was a solid title. I still find that mirror image battle against shadow Link to be a highly memorable gaming moment.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by alienjesus Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:03 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:OK...I am just going to start a list:

People Who Are Terrible at Video Games and Who Video Games Hate So Much Because They Don't Like Zelda II

Mr. Popo
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People Who Are Pretty Much The Best At Everything And Recognize Zelda II's Genius

prfsnl_gmr
sarge


EDIT: In all seriousness...sigh...nevermind...

EDIT: Close enough! He's back in!


Sign me up for list 2. I like me some Zelda 2. It's way better than Zelda 1.

Zelda 1 is my far my least favourite in the series. It's the only one I don't adore. It's OK.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:56 am

Xeogred wrote:I think old school Zelda fans would at least still like the Capcom GBC games.

I do enjoy the GB and GBC (and GBA) Zeldas. Quality material. But I don't think they are better than ALttP.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:29 am

Yeah, pretty much. I was worried when I heard Capcom was involved, but they turned out really, really well. Not up to the level of LA/LttP as far as "normal" Zelda titles go, but getting pretty close.

Again, it's all solid stuff. :)
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