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Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:33 pm
by PartridgeSenpai
Xeogred wrote:
PartridgeSenpai wrote:
Xeogred wrote:But I really don't think it matters a whole lot, maybe because RE3 just really feels like a random spinoff almost like RE4, but even moreso. I hate to admit the last time I replayed a lot of them together, RE3 was kind of a slog for me. The Nemesis concept is cool, and the game is drop dead gorgeous with some high quality pre-rendered backdrops at the tail end of the PSX there... but yeah.

RE4 does kinda feel random, although I'm not really into the more "survival horror" RE games, so the backstories of the plot is a bit lost on me (though I am familiar with their plots a little). I mostly just like Nemesis because he's just a very 90's version of badass looking character, so he looks really cool in Card Fighters Clash 2 and in Project X Zone Xp=

Leon is kind of just a cop that is buddy with the President at some point, so he goes out to save his daughter. Outside of the inevitable double or triple agent turn stuff with Ada and Wesker's brief cameo, yeah RE4 is pretty random and doesn't really progress anything, other than they got to play with the Las Plagus in later games.

I'd say the core of the story revolves around Chris and Jill, with all the STARS and Umbrella shenanigans, and Wesker's evolving plot of collecting all the ultimate viruses, like T, then G, etc, throughout the games. I'm also a bigger fan of the urban settings over RE4's island village stuff.

All that said don't get me wrong, RE4 is an 11/10 in my book and perfect haha. Probably the one I've played the most. But I like the other plotlines going on in the other games.

I'm fairly close to the end of RE4. I just got to 4-2 (just killed the Xenomorph wannabe), so I'm definitely enjoying it. To be honest, the Revelations games feel much more like main-series games than spin-offs, just with how good they are and how similar they are to RE4. Like, if you told me Revelations 1 was RE5 and I only had experience with the series from 1-4, I'd probably believe you (not so sure about Revelations 2 though. The cast makes it feel a bit more like a spin-off game, despite how good that game is.) I haven't played RE5 or 6 mind you, but I hope Capcom takes some lessons on good RE design from Revelations for RE7.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:53 pm
by Xeogred
Crap, I didn't mean to potentially spoil anything about RE4 there. Sorry. :lol: :oops:

People seem to like Revelations around here but I hated it. lol, boring location, water sections, awful new side characters (Jessica Sherawat and the bros who called each other dick names and such), dumb over the top global crisis plot, combat is a major downgrade from RE4-6 with no power behind hit detection, can't recall a single music track, etc. I don't get it. lol

So for Revelations to be the entry that finally brings Chris and Jill together again, briefly, was underwhelming for me to say the least.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:12 am
by laurenhiya21
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)
8/15: Metal Slug (Steam)
8/17: Metal Slug 2 (Steam)
8/17: Metal Slug X (Steam)
8/18: Metal Slug 3 (Steam)
8/24: Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon (PS3)

Total: 31 games

Metal Slug 3

Pretty similar to Metal Slug 2 or X, but takes the alien stuff and goes super crazy with it. The last level in particular took me a bit by surprise on how crazy it went. I kind of like that. I wasn't particularly a fan of the aliens/supernatural stuff that was added in 2 & X, but I like it when a game knows it's silly and goes as crazy as it can possibly go.

However, I didn't really like the new water and side-scrolling flying stages. It made it a lot more difficult for me to kill stuff below me. Also I felt like some of the zombies in the final level were an incredible pain in the ass to kill. I still enjoyed it overall, but I did find those things a bit annoying.

Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon

I'm not exactly sure how Insect Armageddon compares to other Earth Defence Force games, as this is the first game I've played in the series, but I can say that it's not exactly a very deep game. Not being deep is fine though, since what is there is not too bad.

Basically, there are giant bugs (plus robots and spiders), and your squad needs to kill them. There really isn't any story being told, and the objectives only consist of moving to certain points and defeating all the enemies. Very simple. You can choose what armour (aka class) to play as and two weapons to use, but that's pretty much it. It does feel a little repetitive, as there aren't too many different enemies, but there aren't many stages either so I didn't mind. Plus the number of enemies that you would have to deal with at one time really made it tense at times. Well, that could just be me since I'm bad at shooters :P

As far as bad things go, other than it getting a bit repetitive, the AI is pretty bad. It's not broken thankfully, but your two AI partners can be pretty stupid. If the enemies aren't bosses, they're not too bad. They shoot them and actually kill quite a bit (at least on Normal). For some of the bosses however, they can die pretty easily. Like how one of the bosses will do an energy blast around them, which does quite a bit of damage. I found it best to just shoot from afar, but the AI didn't quite get the picture. Also one time, I was happily shooting bugs in a turret thing when one of my partners decided to run me over with a tank, destroying my turret in the process. Right afterwards, the same partner squashed me with a tank :| Luckily the partners will revive you and each other pretty well, but it was still pretty silly.

Maybe it would be better playing with other people, but despite the flaws, I still had a good time with it.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:03 am
by alienjesus
BoneSnapDeez wrote:The music in Quartet is insanely good.

I can sure get behind the stage 1 them music, but I thought most of the rest was fairly forgettable.

Sega even covered it in a Hatsune Miku game:

Exhuminator wrote:I remember beating Quartet on SMS as a kid, only to be dismayed when I found out the game expected you to find hidden collectables (or some such nonsense) in order to get the "good ending". :roll: I still love Quartet to this day though. It's such a great co-op game. I love the music and all the weird little aliens. Honestly I think the SMS version trumps the arcade version.

Most of them end up being pretty easy to find in the end. The only really tricky one was on stage 4 where you have to kill a certain set of enemies in order to make the star appear somewhere else on the map.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:21 am
by PartridgeSenpai
Xeogred wrote:Crap, I didn't mean to potentially spoil anything about RE4 there. Sorry. :lol: :oops:

People seem to like Revelations around here but I hated it. lol, boring location, water sections, awful new side characters (Jessica Sherawat and the bros who called each other dick names and such), dumb over the top global crisis plot, combat is a major downgrade from RE4-6 with no power behind hit detection, can't recall a single music track, etc. I don't get it. lol

So for Revelations to be the entry that finally brings Chris and Jill together again, briefly, was underwhelming for me to say the least.

But the dumb plots are part of what make Resident Evil Resident Evil :lol: ! That's part of the fun of RE for me: That the plot is dumb but acted very seriously and shouldn't be thought about too hard.

My favorite quote about RE's plot has to be: "There's no way it was 'all according to Wesker's plan' to get his lung perforated by the Tyrant." In regards to the first game :lol:

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:33 am
by Exhuminator
Games Ex has beaten in 2016:
1. Mega Man ZX Advent|DS|2007|platformer|8h|7/10
2. King's Field III: Pilot Style|PS1|1996|dungeon crawler|1h|8/10
3. Sleeping Dogs|360|2012|action-adventure|20h 45m|8/10
4. Sleepings Dogs: NiNP DLC|360|2012|action adventure|1h 22m|5/10
5. Chikyuu Kaihou Gun ZAS|GB|1992|shmup|33m|8/10
6. Vattle Giuce|GB|1991|shmup|45m|5/10
7. MechWarrior 2 (Clan Wolf)|PS1|1997|mech sim|2h 35m|7/10
8. Gradius: The Interstellar Assault|GB|1992|shmup|27m|8/10
9. SolarStriker|GB|1990|shmup|23m|7/10
10. Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1999|fighter|45m|6/10
11. Dead or Alive (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1998|fighter|23m|5/10
12. Asuka 120% Burning Festival Final (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1999|fighter|26m|8/10
13. Soul Blade (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1997|fighter|18m|9/10
14. Trax|GB|1991|shmup|23m|7/10
15. Street Fighter: The Movie (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1995|fighter|36m|5/10
16. Warpath: Jurassic Park (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1999|fighter|17m|4/10
17. Psychic Force (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1997|fighter|22m|7/10
18. Touki Denshou: Angel Eyes (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1997|fighter|27m|7/10
19. Advanced V.G. 2 (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1998|fighter|15m|8/10
20. StarHawk|GB|1993|shmup|1h 15m|4/10
21. Nemesis|GB|1990|shmup|28m|7/10
22. Cardinal Syn (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1998|fighter|54m|7/10
23. Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1997|fighter|15m|7/10
24. Street Fighter EX 2 Plus (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1999|fighter|22m|8/10
25. Battle Unit Zeoth|GB|1991|shmup|24m|6/10
26. Soul Calibur IV (Arcade Mode)|360|2008|fighter|12m|9/10
27. Mercenary Force|GB|1990|shmup|54m|5/10
28. Battle Arena Toshinden (Story Mode)|GB|1996|fighter|12m|8/10
29. Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams (Arcade Mode)|GBC|1999|fighter|10m|7/10
30. SD Hiryu No Ken EX (Story Mode)|GBC|1999|fighter|24m|7/10
31. Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|8m|6/10
32. Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Revival (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2001|fighter|10m|7/10
33. Dual Blades (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|23m|4/10
34. Gradius Galaxies|GBA|2001|shmup|1hr 24m|8/10
35. Tekken Advance (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|15m|7/10
36. Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|22m|7/10
37. Black Belt Challenge (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|8m|4/10
38. Iridion II|GBA|2003|shmup|58m|9/10
39. King's Field III|PS1|1996|dungeon crawler|25h|9/10
40. Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel|360|2013|cover shooter|7h 54m|7/10
41. Panzer Dragoon|Saturn|1995|rail shooter|55m|7/10
42. Panzer Dragoon II Zwei|Saturn|1996|rail shooter|1h 25m|8/10
43. Kirby Air Ride|GameCube|2003|kart racer|45m|6/10
44. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!|GameCube|2003|kart racer|35m|8/10
45. Bloody Roar: Primal Fury (Arcade Mode)|GameCube|2002|fighter|35m|8/10
46. XG3: Extreme G Racing|GameCube|2001|racer|1h 35m|7/10
47. Mario Kart 7|3DS|2011|kart racer|1h 54m|9/10
48. Code of Princess|3DS|2012|beat 'em up|4h 25m|7/10
49. Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy|3DS|2011|flight sim|3h 42m|7/10
50. Crimson Shroud|3DS|2012|JRPG|6h 55m|7/10
51. Gunman Clive|3DS|2013|platformer|54m|7/10
52. Gunman Clive 2|3DS|2015|platformer|1h 30m|7/10
53. Attack of the Friday Monsters!|3DS|2013|adventure|3h 2m|8/10
54. Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception|PSP|2006|flight combat|2h 25m|8/10
55. Ace Combat: Joint Assault|PSP|2010|flight combat|6h 26m|4/10
56. Nayuta: Endless Trails|PSP|2012|action-RPG|16h 03m|8/10
57. Alpha Protocol|360|2010|action-RPG|12h 20m|5/10
58. Makai-Mura Gaiden: The Demon Darkness|Game Boy|1993|action-adventure|6h|7/10
59. Hangman|Atari 2600|1978|puzzle|15m|8/10
60. Beneath Apple Manor|Apple II|1978|roguelike|2h 28m|9/10
61. Rusty|PC-9801|1993|platformer|3h 46m|7/10
62. Night Slave|PC-9801|1996|mech shooter|2h 37m|8/10
63. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut|360|2013|action-RPG|31h 15m|6/10
64. Target Earth|Genesis|1990|mech shooter|49m|7/10
65. Assault Suits Valken|SNES|1992|mech shooter|1h 23m|8/10
66. Everblue|PS2|2001|scuba adventure-RPG|12h 38m|7/10
67. Shadow Tower|PS1|1998|dungeon crawler|14h 51m|7/10
68. Shovel Knight|3DS|2015|platformer|6h 47m|8/10
69. Earth Defense Force 2025|360|2014|3rd person shooter|20h 38m|7/10
70. FRAMED|Android|2014|puzzle|1h 35m|7/10
71. Fuse|360|2013|cover shooter|11h 18m|7/10
72. Front Mission 5: Scars of the War|PS2|2005|SRPG|32h 39m|8/10
73. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|360|2007|FPS|5h 45m|9/10
74. Call of Duty: Black Ops|360|2010|FPS|5h 35m|6/10
75. Caverns of the Snow Witch|Android|2014|gamebook|2h 25m|5/10
76. Metal Storm|NES|1991|platformer|45m|8/10
77. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse|NES|1990|platformer|1h 15m|6/10
78. Crisis Force|NES|1991|shmup|35m|7/10
79. Bloodbones|Android|2014|gamebook|2h 45m|8/10
80. Sorcery! 3|Android|2015|gamebook|5h 47m|9/10
81. L.A. Noire|Xbox 360|2011|action adventure|24h 54m|8/10
82. Return to Mysterious Island|PC|2004|adventure|4h 33m|7/10
83. The Lost Crown|PC|2008|adventure|17h 20m|7/10
84. Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern|PC|2005|adventure|5h 45m|6/10
85. The Scheme|PC-88|1988|platformer|6h 45m|7/10
86. Aquales|X68000|1991|platformer|2h 10m|9/10
87. Malaya's Treasure|MSX2|1988|action adventure|2h 25m|7/10
88. Gal*Gun: Double Peace|Vita|2016|rail shooter|2h 28m|8/10
89. Shadow Tower Abyss|PS2|2003|dungeon crawler|10h 47m|9/10
90. P.N.03|GameCube|2003|arcade shooter|2h 10m|8/10
91. Wario World|GameCube|2003|platformer|4h 54m|5/10
92. Lost Kingdoms II|GameCube|2003|action-RPG|7h 1m|8/10


A young woman with a mysterious past must use her sacred rune stone to uncover her history and save a kingdom. To do so, she will need to recruit the aid of hundreds of different monsters fused into cards. Yes, Lost Kingdoms II continues the action-RPG/dungeon crawler/collectable card game hybridization of its predecessor. While the learning curve may be higher than typical games of this genre due to the CCG aspect, the strategic advantage and variety of battle tactics is worth the effort. Lost Kingdoms II, like Lost Kingdoms before it, is a very unique experience and a joy. Figuring out which monsters to summon, and in which combinations, is a fun game in and of itself.


Lost Kingdoms II's key evolution over the first Lost Kingdoms, is that battles now happen on the main map, rather than on a separate battle screen. This keeps the pace more fluid, and aids in immersion. It also means the player can run away from battles now if need be, lowering the difficulty significantly. Lost Kingdoms II is overall a far easier game than the original Lost Kingdoms, but it's no less fun or interesting despite the decreased challenge. Actually after you beat the game, the Proving Grounds area opens up. The Proving Grounds is a huge dungeon that is focused on being far more difficult than the main game. So you can find your challenge fix there.


Graphics have improved marginally, but cutscenes and voice acting improved dramatically. However, the OST is a step down from the first Lost Kingdoms, as is the loss of atmospheric dread. Lost Kingdoms II is simply a more cheery, less moody experience than the original. Lost Kingdoms II does however boost up the puzzle aspect, utilizing key cards for solving those in entertaining ways. One of the most interesting additions is the ability to morph in actual monsters yourself, and use the monster's ability to access areas you previously could not before.


FromSoftware crafted addictive and compelling adventures in both Lost Kingdoms. These are short plays for their genre, and would be an excellent experience played back to back. If you're looking for overwrought exposition, cheesy melodrama, and padded length, you won't find that stuff in Lost Kingdoms II. The focus here is on actual gameplay and interactivity. Thus RPG lovers with a GameCube would be foolish to pass up Lost Kingdoms II, as well as its predecessor. If you want a fast paced dungeon crawler with a collectable cards twist, you'll find yourself gleefully lost in this kingdom in no time.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:30 pm
by wclem
Sadly, I lost track of my list for the year and did not keep it up to date.

Just got done with Silent Hill 3. I am sure it has been reviewed to death so I will not say a whole lot about it. The game is great and it adds to part one nicely. I felt it was more run oriented than part two and maybe even a little more than part one. There was a lot more reading involved with this game. It added to the story and kept me from sitting through longer voiced dialog. The only real complaint I had was the pacing of the cut scene at the end. Seemed like everyone went into slow motion. It caused it to drag a little, but that is only a really minor complaint.

They may never recapture what these games brought to the table. Seems like when they try a game always turns into a shooter. Alan Wake, Evil Within and others seem to start well, then turn into a shooter. Other games are just jump scare after jump scare, no real immersion of story or truly horrific imagery. Maybe I am old and set in my ways LOL

If you guys have not played Silent Hill, you need to try them. I think most of them have easy modes and maybe beginner modes. Puzzle answers are all over the internet and I am sure there are plenty of walkthroughs. With September a few days away and October looming it is a perfect time to play these games in a truly dark room and surround sound if you have it. Let yourself drift into the game and just enjoy the experience.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:13 pm
by ElkinFencer10
laurenhiya21 wrote:8/24: Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon (PS3)


Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:06 pm
by Flake
3/19: Sonic Generations (3DS)
3/22: Sonic Colors (Wii)
4/10: Sonic Adventure DX (GCN)
4/17: Knuckles in Sonic 2 (SG/WiiVC)
6/15: Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP/PSTV)
8/4: Metal Slug (Arcade/PS4)
8/5: Metal Slug 2 (Arcade/PS4)
8/5: Metal Slug X (Arcade/PS4)
8/5: Metal Slug 3 (Arcade/PS4)
8/22: Megaman X (SNES/GCN)

It's that time of year again! I have probably beaten Megaman X at least 25 times now and I still never get tired of it.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:41 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
First 50:
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)
15. Wonder Boy (Sega Master System)
16. OutRun (Sega Master System)
17. OutRun (Genesis)
18. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
19. Written in the Sky (Steam)
20. Wendy: Every Witch Way (Game Boy Color)
21. Mario Bros. (NES)
22. Popeye (NES)
23. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
24. Super Mario Bros. 2 (Famicom Disk System)
25. Phantasy Star II Eusis's Text Adventure (Steam - Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics)
26. Phantasy Star II Nei's Text Adventure (Steam - Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics)
27. Phantasy Star II Rudger's Text Adventure (Steam - Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics)
28. Phantasy Star II Anne's Text Adventure (Steam - Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics)
29. Phantasy Star II Huey's Text Adventure (Steam - Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics)
30. Phantasy Star II Kinds's Text Adventure (Steam - Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics)
31. Phantasy Star II Amia's Text Adventure (Steam - Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics)
32. Phantasy Star II Shilka's Text Adventure (Steam - Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics)
33. Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (Famicom Disk System)
34. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
35. Super Mario Advance (Game Boy Advance)
36. Gunman Clive (Nintendo eShop)
37. Zaxxon (Xbox 360 - Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection)
38. Zaxxon (Atari 2600)
39. Zaxxon (Intellivision)
40. Zaxxon (ColecoVision)
41. Cosmic Avenger (ColecoVision)
42. Mr. Do! (ColecoVision)
43. Pepper II (ColecoVision)
44. Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy)
45. Sakura Spirit (Steam)
46. Ys Eternal (PC)
47. Moon Patrol (Game Boy Color - Arcade Hits: Moon Patrol & Spy Hunter)
48. Ember Kaboom (Steam)
49. Hoshi no Kābī: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari (Famicom)
50. Guardian Heroes (Saturn)

51. Akumajō Dracula (Famicom Disk System)
52. Castlevania (NES)
53. Classic NES Series: Castlevania (Game Boy Advance)
54. Guardian Heroes (Xbox Live Arcade)
55. Metal Slug (Neo Geo MVS)
56. Metal Slug 2 (Neo Geo MVS)
57. Metal Slug 3 (Neo Geo MVS)
58. Soul of Darkness (DSiWare)
59. Code of Princess (3DS)
60. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
61. Super Mario Land (Game Boy)

For some reason I have beaten Code of Princess three times since it launched.

It's an alright game. Though it superficially resembles Guardian Heroes it's ten times longer and about one hundred times easier. I wish combat was a bit more nuanced and less button-mashy. Nevertheless, it was the perfect game to play during Olympics commercial breaks.

As for the Mario games..... They were once again requests by my eldest. Brilliant platformers, as well all know. Is World next? We'll see.

Sorry for the lazy short write-ups lately. Having a toddler + a babby has reduced my "free time" to near zero and when I do get some I'm flat-out exhausted.