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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:47 am

Sarge wrote:January:
1) Bonk's Adventure (NES)
2) Little Samson (NES)
3) Holy Diver (NES)
4) Holy Diver (NES) (legit!)
5) Mitsume Ga Tooru (NES)
6) TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)
7) Mighty Final Fight (NES)
8] Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
9) Monster In My Pocket (NES)
10) Battle of Olympus (NES)
11) Gunstar Heroes (GEN) (repeat)
12) Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4)
13) Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser (PS4)
14) Captain America and the Avengers (NES)
15) StarTropics (NES)
16) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (save states)
17) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (legit)
18) Crisis Force (NES)
19) Esper Dream 2 (NES)
20) Felix the Cat (NES)
21) Moon Crystal (NES)
22) Panic Restaurant (NES)
23) Frankenstein (NES)
24) Crystalis (NES)
25) Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu (NES)

February:
26) Killer Instinct (GB)
27) Mashin Hero Wataru Gaiden (NES)
28) Sly Spy (ARC)
29) The Red Star (unreleased XBOX, also on PS2)
30) Adventure Island 4 (NES)
31) Cocoron (NES)
32) Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)
33) Xeodrifter (VITA)
34) Doom 2 (PC)
35) Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSP)
36) Magical Pop'n (SNES)
37) The Ninja Warriors (SNES)
38) Phantasy Star (SMS)
39) Phantasy Star III (GEN)
40) Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
41) Brandish: The Dark Revenant (Dela Mode)

March:
42) Freedom Planet (Milla, 82 lives lost) (PC)
43) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (PC)
44) Lara Croft Go (AND)
45) Oniken (PC)
46) Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS)
47) Batman: The Video Game (GB)
48) Batman: The Video Game (NES)
49) Super Spy Hunter

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

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

June:
85) Astra Superstars (SAT)
86) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360)
87) Star Wars: Dark Forces 2 - Jedi Knight (PC)
88) Star Wars: Dark Forces (PC)
89) VVVVVV (PC)
90) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (GEN)
91) Broforce (PS4)
92) Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (PC)
93) The Terminator (SCD)
94) Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes (PC)
95) Electronic Super Joy (PC)
96) Golden Axe (GEN)
97) Double Dragon (GB)
98) Double Dragon II (GB)
99) Double Dragon III (GB)
100) Super Mario Land (GB)
101) Kirby's Dream Land (GB)

July:
102) Vapor Trail (GEN)
103) King Colossus (GEN)
104) Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS)
105) Curse of Issyos (PC)
106) Alisia Dragoon (GEN)
107) Curse of the Crescent Isle DX (PC)
108) Tales of Hearts R (VITA)
109) Flashback (SCD)
110) Rayman Legends (VITA)
111) Wonder Boy in Monster World (GEN) (via 360)
112) Altered Beast (ARC)
113) Altered Beast (GEN)
114) Song of the Deep (PS4)

August:
115) Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (WII)
116) Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R) (PC)
117) Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (GEN)
118) Streets of Rage (GEN)
119) Technobabylon (PC)
120) Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)
121) Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe (GG)

September:
122) Xenoblade Chronicles X
123) Final Fight (ARC) (via Final Fight: Double Impact)
124) Magic Sword (ARC) (via Final Fight: Double Impact)
125) Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
126) Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
127) X-Men (ARC)
128) Vanguard (ARC)
129) Trio the Punch (ARC)
130) Street Fighter 2': Special Champion Edition (GEN)
131) Snake Rattle 'n' Roll (NES)
132) Rad Racer (NES)
133) Super Mario Bros. (NES)

October:

134) JAWS (NES)
135) Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus

Finally got this one done. This was originally known as Finding Teddy II, and got renamed when Aksys picked up publishing rights. Some might call it a Metroidvania, but it's actually more akin to Zelda II. In fact, the girl has a poster of Zelda II in her room. :D

So, the good: The game is very pretty. Very pixellated, but excellent use of colors, some of which are super-saturated to good effect. It's a bit trippy at times, to be honest. It also mostly plays well. There are some quirks, which will come later.

The game is broken up into segments. You've got your hub, which is a library, which you will explore to find books that unlock the next major area. These themselves contain a palace, much like Zelda II. You'll work your way through these, solving various puzzles, almost all of which revolve around the "Musicom". Think a more complicated Ocarina, and you've got it.

You fill out the vocabulary in your lexicom, and play the musical notes to achieve certain goals. This might be telling a door to open, or communicating with a guardian, or removing protection from a boss. And it's an interesting thought, especially given how cryptic most of the game is (seriously, it pretty much doesn't tell you anything), but I kinda wish they'd done more with it.

Combat is solid enough, with the Zelda II complement of short stabs, downward/upward variants, and the addition of being able to run and slash. It feels alright, but the attack range is even shorter than Zelda II, it seems! It's never a deal-breaker, but I really wish that devs would learn not to shorten weapon lengths so much. If you're not Ys, you need range.

As mentioned, the game explains very little. The map system is also quite confusing, reminding me a bit of Fez, although simpler. It's not horrible, it's just less than optimal. My understanding is that the original PC release didn't even have a map, so yay? Also, when I saved after the last boss, it cleared my map. Not cool, guys, not cool.

Overall, though, it's a fun game, although I'd recommend the Zelda II-inspired Elliot Quest before this one. I'll give it... 7.5/10.

Very good review, Sarge. I generally enjoy that genre, and having beaten Finding Teddy earlier this year, I am itching to play it.

Finding Teddy is a pretty spectacular point-and-click adventure game, BTW. I liked it much, much more that Broken Sword, and it compares favorably to Loom. If you have not done so already, you should give it a shot. (It is only $0.99 in the App Store.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:01 pm

Yeah, I can definitely feel the adventure-game roots. I thought they did a great job with the game overall. I'll be sure to give it a shot (and I need to get to LOOM as well)!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:51 pm

:? If you've never played LOOM, do it now. It's one of a kind, amazing stuff.

VGA version's on GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/loom?pp=36d640 ... cb4ff122c5
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:36 pm

Yes indeedy, I have it on GOG. Picked it up as part of that Lucasarts bundle. Of course, the first game I played as part of that was Fate of Atlantis, which was a far story than the bilge that was Crystal Skull.

Plus, there's that pirate in Secret of Monkey Island that tells me all about how I need to play it! :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:40 pm

Sarge wrote:Plus, there's that pirate in Secret of Monkey Island that tells me all about how I need to play it! :lol:


I have only played Loom, and to my dishonor, I have never beaten it. Like Finding Teddy, some knowledge of music composition is likely very helpful to solving the game's puzzles, and since you are musically inclined, I think you will enjoy both games. (If you do, be sure to play through Finding Teddy at least twice to unlock everything it has to offer.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by noiseredux Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:41 pm

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:11 pm

Ugh, that hurts my eyes. This is much better:

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:16 pm

Ugh, that hurts my eyes. This is much better:

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:22 pm

Game point to Exhum.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Ack Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:23 pm

Ugh, this all hurts my eyes. Here:

You mean the latest masterpiece of fantasy storytelling from
Lucasfilm's™ Brian Moriarty™? Why it's an extraordinary
adventure with an interface on magic... stunning, high-resolution,
3D landscapes... sophisticated score and musical effects. Not to
mention the detailed animation and special effects, elegant point
'n' click control of characters, objects, and magic spells. Beat
the rush! Go out and buy Loom™ today

Much better.
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