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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by dsheinem Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:34 pm

Games Beaten 2016

First 50:
Spirits of Xanadu - PC
Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 1 - PC
Operation C - Game Boy
That Dragon, Cancer - PC
Contra - NES
Super C - NES
Contra III - The Alien Wars - SNES
Tekken - PS1
The King of Fighters '99 - PS1
Street Fighter Alpha - PS1
Call of Duty: Black Ops III - PS4
Three Fourths Home - PC
Firewatch - PS4
Street Fighter V - PS4
Far Cry: Primal - PS4
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax - PS3
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND - Xbox One
Android Assault Cactus - PS4
Table Top Racing - Vita
The Room - iOS
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle - PS3
The Room 2 - iOS
Broforce - PS4
Toybox Turbos - PC
Peggle 2 - PS4
R-Type (R-Type Dimensions) - 360
The Room 3 - iOS
Rampage - SMS
Doom (2016) - PS4
Dungeon Siege III - - 360
Uncharted 4 - A Thief's End - PS4
NES Remix - Wii U
Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 - 3DS
Outrun 3D - 3DS
Box Boy - 3DS
Splatoon - - Wii U
Nano Assault Neo X - PS4
Mamorukun Curse! - PS3
Hyperburner - iOS
The Beginner's Guide - PC
Halo 5: Guardians - Xbox One
POP: Methodology Experiment 1 - PC
Amplitude - - PS4
Slave of God - PC
Power Drift 3D - 3DS
Bio-Hazard Battle - Genesis
Thunder Force II - Genesis
Thunder Force III - Genesis
Lightening Force - Genesis
DiRT: Showdown - PC

Battleborn - PC
140 - PC
Last Duel - Arcade (PSP)
Alien on the Run - 3DS
Undead Bowling - 3DS
Chain Blaster - 3DS *new*
Runny Egg - 3DS *new*

Total: 57


Previously: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Unfortunately these games were as lackluster as the prior two 3DS games I played were enjoyable.

Both are serviceable, but extremely easy and quite short. Chain Blaster has some great ideas that it doesn't put into service with a challenging range of levels, Runny Egg is cute but unpolished.

Meh.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Key-Glyph Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:05 am

Yay, Patridge! Good sussin'!

Sarge wrote:120) Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)

I just beat this too, Sarge! And get this: it was my 20th game this year, it was your 120th, and you posted your review on page 220. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?!

Also, I agree with you on the physics. I didn't mention that in my writeup, but I was making goofy mistakes of the kind I never make due to the slipperiness. Or floatiness. Whatever it was.

I also agree that Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land is far superior. It's my favorite Mario platformer ever.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:11 am

1. Sly 2 Band of Thieves HD (PS3)
2. Black (Xbox)
3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)
4. Super Mario Bros Advance 4: SMB3 E-Reader Levels (WiiUVC)
5. Galerians (PSX)
6. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (WiiU)
7. TRAG / Hard Edge: Mission of Mercy (PSX)
8. Soul Blade (PSX)
9. Castlevania Circle of the Moon* (WiiUVC)
10. The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess* HD (WiiU)
11. Mega Man 9* (PSN)
12. Mega Man 10* (PSN)
13. Dark Souls 3 (NG++) [PLATINUM] (PS4)
14. Mega Man 1* (PS4, MMLC)
15. Mega Man 2* (PS4, MMLC)
16. Mega Man 3* (PS4, MMLC)
17. Mega Man 4* (PS4, MMLC)
18. Mega Man 5* (PS4, MMLC)
19. Mega Man 6* (PS4, MMLC)
20. Doom [PLATINUM] (PS4)
21. Quake (PC)
22. Quake 2* (PC)
23. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
24. Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon (PC)
25. Quake 2 Mission Pack 1: The Reckoning (PC)
26. Quake Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity (PC)
27. Quake 2 Mission Pack 2: Ground Zero (PC)
28. Quake: Dimensions of the Past (PC)
29. Bayonetta 2 (WiiU)
30. Wolfenstein The Old Blood (PC)
31. Dishonored DLC The Knife of Dunwall (PC)
32. Dishonored DLC The Brigmore Witches (PC)
33. Metro Last Light Redux (PC)
34. Doom 3 BFG Edition* (PC)
35. Metro 2033 Redux (PC)
36. Doom 3 Resurrection of Evil* BFG (PC)
37. Doom 3 The Lost Mission* BFG (PC)
38. Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge (PS3)
39. Ultimate Doom* (PC)
40. Devil's Third (WiiU)
41. SOMA (PC)
42. Doom 2* (PC)
43. Gone Home (PC)
44. Metroid Other M (Wii)
45. Deus Ex Human Revolution Director's Cut* (PC)
46. AM2R: Return of Samus (PC)
47. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)

* replay

Oh heck yeah Call of Duty!

My history with CoD is pretty short. I thought 2 was awful and even looked disgusting upon release, but then CoD4 came around and was out at the right time in life when I was kind of in the pits and was a saving grace. I played CoD4 regularly for like two years straight, got to maxed prestige and had many of the golden guns. Campaign was solid enough too. So MW2 came out and I played that one a lot too, but didn't enjoy it nearly as much. The killstreaks are what ruined it for me. In CoD4 there was 3, in MW2 there was 15. That sums it up. I then moved back to the Halo's as they came out and Bad Company 2. Nothing since then though so I have been craving a fun multiplayer FPS again that I can play on the side.

Unfortunately Ghosts' multiplayer I'm not going to dive into much because the squad points system seems super lame. And it's stupid seeing a lot of other guns and unlocks mixed in the menus that are microtransactions and require real money. The organization of the whole multiplayer front just looks like a nightmare. And from the little research I've done, it seems to be the only one that did some of this.

So I've been slowly interested in checking out the newer CoD's again and picking them up on the cheap. Ghosts' was cooler than expected and had a pretty cool campaign with some standout moments. It looked a lot better than I thought it would too, considering it was a cross platform release. But it did have some frame dips and screen tearing. Lots of post apocalyptic levels and environments that made me chuckle, since I'm assuming The Last of Us came out around the same time and was maybe an influence. The dog was pretty cool and fun to use the rare times they did that. The water and space stages were a little annoying though since cover was harder to manage. The cliffhanger ending was hilarious since it doesn't look like they're doing a sequel by this point. After this and the Metro games, maybe I am warming up a little more to the heavily scripted grand over the top movie like games, or the mood has just been right. But it was very easy to burn through this and had several moments that made me feel like a badass and awesome haha.

Junk food fun and for $10 I definitely can't complain. It beats out a lot of other awful FPS campaigns I couldn't finish, like FEAR 3 or something...

I will probably grab either Advanced Warfare or the Black Ops 1-2 double pack next.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Markies Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:28 pm

1. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (GCN)
2. Max Payne (XBOX)
3. Eternal Poison (PS2)
4. Dragon Warrior III (NES)
5. Arkanoid: Doh It Again(SNES)
6. Super Mario Brothers 2 (NES)
7. Phantasy Star Online (DC)
8. Power Stone (DC)
9. Bare Knuckle 3 (GEN)
10. Thousand Arms (PS1)
11. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GCN)
12. Mega Man 5 (NES)
13. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
14. Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (XBOX)
15. Mega Man 6 (NES)
16. Metal Saga (PS2)
17. Mafia (XBOX)

18. Parasite Eve (PS1)

I beat Parasite Eve on the Playstation 1 this afternoon!

Parasite Eve is an utterly fantastic game. The story is very interesting and very unique compared to any other game. I love the characters in the game as it is a refreshing change of pace. Aya is amazing and it was great fighting monsters in heels and an evening gown. Your cop friend is hilarious and the scientist is a good comic relief. The monster are highly unique as you are never fighting the same monsters over and over again. I was sucked into the game play very quickly as it felt very natural. I enjoyed exploring all of the dungeons, upgrading my armor and weapon and fighting unique enemies.

The Biology part of the story could get very confusing and those final boss fights can be very cruel and inventory management is never enjoyable. But, I think those are little nitpicks. It's a fantastic game and one I truly enjoyed.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:32 pm

Key-Glyph wrote:Yay, Patridge! Good sussin'!

Sarge wrote:120) Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)

I just beat this too, Sarge! And get this: it was my 20th game this year, it was your 120th, and you posted your review on page 220. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?!

Also, I agree with you on the physics. I didn't mention that in my writeup, but I was making goofy mistakes of the kind I never make due to the slipperiness. Or floatiness. Whatever it was.

I also agree that Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land is far superior. It's my favorite Mario platformer ever.

Insanity? The end of the world? Cats and dogs living together? Cool coincidences with numbers? WHO KNOWS?

I think the issue is that Mario has a very quick run-up. The first bit of the run will see you jump at short height, and the second bit gives you full jumping capability. And the jumps are indeed very floaty, and Mario has very little, or at least a strange, momentum. It's a bit of an adjustment. I used to have it down a bit more back in the day, but it's really much like the first game; running jumps should be employed very judiciously, and if walking and jumping normally will work, do that.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:33 pm

Markies wrote:Parasite Eve is an utterly fantastic game.

Parasite Eve 2 and The 3rd Birthday are both excellent as well. Despite each series entry being rather different than the others. PE2 goes more survival horror in a RE style. The 3rd Birthday turns into a strategic cover shooter. I enjoyed beating the whole series despite its schizophrenic nature.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:41 pm

Parasite Eve 2 is the only one I haven't finished. I haven't finished any RE-styled games, actually. :P I do own it, however, just on the strength of the first game. And even with its quirks, The 3rd Birthday was quite excellent as well.
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by MrPopo Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:17 pm

You guys clearly played a different 3rd Birthday than I did. Parasite Eve 2 was very solid, though.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Markies Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:14 am

I am glad to hear all of this!

In actuality, I have heard rather negative reviews about Parasite Eve 2. In typical Square fashion, the game is nothing like the first one. But, with the first one being so good, I am willing to give the second one a chance. I am actually fairly excited to play the second one now that I beat the first one.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by laurenhiya21 Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:34 am

1/16: Diablo III (PC)
1/19: Picross E (3DS DL)
1/23: Baroque (Wii)
2/5: LocoRoco (PSP)
3/31: Picross e2 (3DS DL)
4/7: Stardew Valley (Steam)
4/8: Voices From the Sea (Steam)
4/10: X-Note (Steam)
4/11: To the Moon (Steam)
4/19: Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PS3)
4/19: Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match (PS3)
6/19: Steins;Gate (PS3)
7/11: Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U)
7/13: Muramasa Rebirth (Vita)
7/13: Strider 2 (PS1 Classics)
7/16: Planetarian ~The Reverie of a Little Planet~ (Steam)
7/16: Narcissu (Steam)
7/26: Crimzon Clover: World Ignition (GOG)
7/28: LocoRoco 2 (PSP)
7/30: Criminal Girls: Invite Only (Vita)
8/1: Pokemon Art Academy (3DS)
8/5: Gal*Gun: Double Peace (PS4)
8/8: Before the Echo (Steam)
8/9: Ironclad (PC DL)
8/9: Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
8/14: Super Paper Mario (Wii)

Total: 26 games

With a new Paper Mario game coming out in a few months, I thought I would actually try and beat one. I've played Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario before, but for some reason I hadn't put in the time to beat either of them until now. I know Thousand Year Door is considered to be one of the best (if not the best) game in the series, but I decided to beat Super Paper Mario first anyway.

And perhaps that was a good decision because while I wouldn't say Super Paper Mario is bad... I wouldn't say it's particularly great either. Instead of it being a turn-based RPG like previous entries in the franchise, it's more of an action RPG. I wouldn't really mind this, but it makes most of the battles really easy. Most of the time you can just jump on the enemy a few times and then they're dead. Even if you get hit a few times it's not a big deal since coins are EVERYWHERE so you can pretty much always have health items on hand. And while I said it was "more like an action RPG", the RPG part is pretty minimal. I guess technically it might be more of a action platformer, since the levels do very little. Each level refills your life and apparently makes you stronger, but they don't feel like they do much.

So the battles are not like Thousand Year Door, whatever. I don't really like that direction, but what about what's new in Super Paper Mario? Well, the main mechanic in the game, is that Mario and flip dimensions. So most of the time, you're in a 2D plane, but Mario can flip to 3D, which reveals things you can't see and interact with in 2D. At first I found this kind of neat, especially when it wasn't too hard to figure out where to flip, but later it becomes a bit unclear at times so I just ended up frustratingly flipping all over the place. Also because of all the flipping you need to do, using any of your partners (Peach, Bowser, and Luigi) becomes kind of annoying since you switch to not-Mario, need to use Mario, then have to switch back to Mario. The partners just ended up only being used when I came across an obstacle that their ability could clear. Maybe that's kind of minor, but I found it a bit annoying to switch between them so often. You also get various Pixls throughout the game which add a new thing you can do. Most of them are pretty situational though, except the one that makes you go fast. I always wanted to go fast.

The levels themselves are a bit mixed as well... At first they start out simple and sometimes kind of interesting (I assume to get you used to the flipping dimensions mechanic), but later levels can be UGHH. Parts of them can just be so boring! Mazes with no maps! Backtracking with nothing to do! Walk in one direction for what seems like forever! Do the same thing over and over and over for a bit! I hope you talked to that one guy back there for the solution to this puzzle or else you're backtracking or using a guide! Who thought these things were fun? I mean maybe some people don't mind these things, but I did not like going through these things. It really made the levels grating at times.

Other than those things... The story is mostly pretty basic (save world from baddies!), but some of the characters get a bit more depth near the end. Not sure it was good or not since I knew about it earlier, so can't say much there. Some of the character interactions can also be funny. Most of them look kind of odd though, since all the new characters are made up of geometric shapes and sharp edges. Kind of odd when the Mario characters and enemies are mostly round shapes, but I guess it's not too big of a deal.

Overall, first few levels fine, later levels frustrating, but still playable. Not terrible and not great either.
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