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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:23 pm

pierrot wrote:
MrPopo wrote:76. TIS-100 - PC

I've had my eye on that for a while, but sort of hoped I might have it show up randomly in my steam inventory like Spacechem. Sounds a little like some contrived arrangement of awkwardly IIC interfaced controllers--or are they full duplex? As much as I like puzzle games, that's a little off putting to me, and I get the sense I'd be better off just spending the time on an actual project. Do you think it's a better play for someone who already knows assembly, or for someone who wanted to learn some of the basics?

As long as you're comfortable with the general nature of programming I think it would be fine. It doesn't get into any of the more confusing assembly aspects like accessing memory, flags, shifts/rolls, and the like. I'd also say it doesn't really teach you assembly in any useful way; the main thing it does is teach you to get down to a very fundamental building block state of mind.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by pierrot Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:49 pm

I'm fine with assembly coding; I'm just sort of wondering what the target demo for the game would be.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by marurun Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:58 pm

You guys are making me remember playing RoboWar in high school for the Mac. It is now open source and works on many platforms. Basically, you program an automatic battle robot and it engages in arena combat in accordance with its programming.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:24 pm

marurun wrote:You guys are making me remember playing RoboWar in high school for the Mac. It is now open source and works on many platforms. Basically, you program an automatic battle robot and it engages in arena combat in accordance with its programming.

That's exactly what Carnage Heart is, the series I linked to earlier. The original CH came out in 1997. RoboWar actually predates Carnage Heart though! However Carnage Heart (especially Carnage Heart EXA) is more complex from what I've read.

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:26 am

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
136) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (PCE CD)
137) Splatterhouse (TG-16)
138) Super Dodge Ball (PCE)
139) Demon's Crest (SNES)
140) Splatterhouse 2 (GEN)
141) Super Ghouls 'N' Ghosts (SNES)
142) Stargate (SNES)
143) ActRaiser 2 (SNES)

November:
144) Castlevania (NES)
145) Chip 'N' Dale's Rescue Rangers 2 (NES)
146) Chip 'N' Dale's Rescue Rangers (NES)
147) Gain Ground (GEN)
148) ActRaiser 2 (legit) (SNES)
149) The Rocketeer (NES)
150) Adventures in the Magic Kingdom (NES)
151) Kung Fu
152) Spartan X 2
153) Xexyz (NES)
154) Warlock Bentspine (PC)

Warlock Bentspine is a short, four-stage Mega Man clone on PC. It's also freeware. I've had it downloaded for forever, but finally decided to sit down and play it more than a few seconds. It's not terribly difficult, since you can respawn right at the room you died in... except for the last boss, which can be tricky. Took me a few times to get his pattern down, and even then, he's unforgiving if he corner-traps you. Mainly 'cause he takes off a lot more life for direct contact.

Anyway, not too shabby. I need to poke around some of my other freeware games I snagged a while back, see what's worth playing in there.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by noiseredux Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:32 am

MrPopo wrote:I highly recommend this one to RPG fans.


Popo, what's the thing I heard about Tyranny having some sort of time limit?
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:10 pm

At the very start of the game you are tasked to read the aforementioned Edict that will kill everyone in the valley. The specific text is "unless the rebels are put down everyone in the valley will die on Kyros's Day". This is a date 8 days from the start of the game. Kyros's Day happens once a year. The Edict doesn't take effect until its read, and you decide when to read it (though you have to read it to move things forward). Additionally, this area is fairly small; the longest path between points takes 8 hours. I finished with 4 or 5 days left.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by isiolia Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:24 pm

1. Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
2. DOAX3 Fortune Edition (PS4)
3. Uncharted 4 (PS4)
4. DOOM (2016) (PC)
5. Halo 5 (Xbox One)
6. Dark Souls (PC)
7. Call of Duty (PC)
8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PC)
9. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
10. King's Field: The Ancient City (PS2)
11. Bloodborne (PS4)
12. SOMA (PC)
13. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4)
14. Dark Souls III (PS4)
15. Lords of the Fallen (PC)
16. Demon's Souls (PS3)
17. Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss (PC)
18. Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel (PC)
19. Dishonored (PC) (replay)
19a. Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
19b. Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
20. Dishonored 2 (PC)

In keeping with how I played Dishonored both times, I stuck with a low chaos run through with Emily. Supposedly, things are less black and white, compared to the first game, but I didn't see any indication of it. Hard to say without doing another playthrough though, which is something that Dishonored 2 seems well designed for. Like the first game, it's not overly long, making trying a different path more appealing. Doubly so now with the two different characters with semi-unique power sets to pick from.

Generally speaking, it sticks fairly close to what Dishonored already did. While I didn't particularly love the main new enemy addition (clockwork soldiers), that was likely due to them not being particularly easy to deal with quietly. On the other hand, some of the level design was quite cool - the clockwork mansion that actually "functions", allowing you to skulk around in the walls, the later mission that has you bouncing between the past and present...the latter could be the basis for an entire game, but instead is used sparingly here.

As nice as the variety and general tendency for the game not to repeat itself is...I suspect a large part of it simply has to do with needing to account for so many potential builds or playstyles. It never really felt like I hit a point where I needed to draw on a culmination of skills.
That said, things felt a lot less skewed towards lethal skills this time. On a basic level, there are nonlethal drop and parry attacks now, more nonlethal weapons, and Emily (at least) has a nice selection of powers with potential nonlethal use. While I didn't make a ton of use out of them, since I'd gotten accustomed to working with a more limited repertoire...it was nice to have them there.

Overall, a solid sequel - expands on the first a little without screwing anything up (other than technical difficulties for some). Those looking to play/replay Dishonored beforehand should definitely not skip the DLC, since Dishonored 2 definitely builds on that. Probably moreso than it does on the base game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:22 pm

For those interested in TIS-100, it's in the lowest tier of the new Humble Bundle. I just snagged it, along with Volume and Legend of Grimrock 2 for the princely sum of $1.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:53 pm

Games Beaten in 2016 So Far - 114

January (20 Games Beaten)
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


February (8 Games Beaten)
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


March (8 Games Beaten)
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


April (13 Games Beaten)
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


May (6 Games Beaten)
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


June (13 Games Beaten)
56. MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies - Vita - June 2
57. Republique - Playstation 4 - June 3
58. Splatterhouse - Playstation 3 - June 4
59. Spec Ops: The Line - Playstation 3 - June 5
60. 1943: Battle of Midway - NES - June 6
61. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst - Playstation 4 - June 12
62. Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem - SNES - June 13
63. Homefront: The Revolution - Playstation 4 - June 15
64. Gone Home - Playstation 4 - June 15
65. Double Dragon Neon - Playstation 3 - June 16
66. Vanquish - Playstation 3 - June 17
67. Epic Dumpster Bear - Wii U - June 20
68. B3: Game Expo for Bees - Wii U - June 21


July (7 Games Beaten)
69. Raiden V - Xbox One - July 16
70. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE - Wii U - July 16
71. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES - Playstation 2 - July 23
72. Lost Sea - Playstation 4 - July 24
73. Far Cry Primal - Playstation 4 - July 27
74. Black - Playstation 2 - July 28
75. Until Dawn - Playstation 4 - July 31


August (15 Games Beaten)
76. Divine Sealing - Mega Drive - August 1
77. Gal*Gun: Double Peace - Playstation 4 - August 2
78. Valkyria Chronicles II - PSP - August 5
79. Breach and Clear - Vita - August 10
80. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem - Gamecube - August 12
81. Metal Gear Solid - Playstation - August 15
82. Hello Kitty Kruisers - Wii U - August 16
83. Monster Monpiece - Vita - August 17
84. Army Men: Major Malfunction - Xbox - August 17
85. Layers of Fear - Steam - August 18
86. Kirby: Planet Robobot- 3DS - August 19
87. Disaster: Day of Crisis - Wii - August 20
88. Caladrius Blaze - PlayStation 4 - August 20
89. Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype - Vita - August 22
90. Saints Row IV - PS4 - August 30


September (8 Games Beaten)
91. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X - PS4 - September 2
92. Attack on Titan - PS4 - September 3
93. SOMA - Steam - September 5
94. Assault Suit Leynos - PS4 - September 8
95. Attack of the Friday Monsters! - 3DS - September 17
96. The Witcher - GOG.com - September 19
97. GunValkyrie - Xbox - September 21
98. P.N.03 - Gamecube - September 22


October (10 Games Beaten)
99. XCOM 2 - PS4 - October 3
100. Gears of War: Judgement - Xbox 360 - October 8
101. Ninja Pizza Girl - Wii U - October 8
102. Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive - Steam - October 9
103. EVE: Valkyrie - PlayStation 4 - October 14
104. Gears of War 4 - Xbox One - October 18
105. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - PlayStation 4 - October 18
106. Battlefield 1 - PlayStation 4 - October 20
107. EVE: Gunjack - PlayStation 4 - October 20
108. Titanfall 2 - PlayStation 4 - October 30


November (6 Games Beaten)
109. The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces - Wii - November 3
110. Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Vita - November 6
111. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Wii U - November 11
112. State of Decay - Xbox One - November 15
113. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - PlayStation 4 - November 20
114. Shadow Complex Remastered - PlayStation 4 - November 22


114. Shadow Complex Remastered - PlayStation 4 - November 22

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I'm going out of town after work tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with family but really wanted to play something on my new, sexy, big-ass TV, so I found myself thinking last night "What's a current or last gen console game that I can beat in two nights?" A glance through my shelves and HLTB later, and I fired up Shadow Complex Remastered, one of my prized Limited Run games.

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I never played the original release of Shadow Complex, so I can't speak as to how the remaster compares, but I have a pretty good time with the game. It's not very long - it only took me about five hours - but it's pretty good fun. It's a 2.5D shooter that takes place entirely in a massive interconnected subterranean terrorist base. You and your girlfriend are out hiking, and the dumb bitch gets herself kidnapped and drugged. Because of course she did. The story is kind of...meh. After she gets herself kidnapped, your character - an everyman - tries to rescue, miraculously becoming MacGyver in the process and taking down an entire terrorist organization.

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Normally I'm pretty critical of games with stories and characters that do absolutely nothing to interest or engage me, but the gameplay here kept me moderately entertained. It's nothing that you have played before - it feels in some ways like a modern Contra (albeit much easier) - but it's done fairly well. There are some technical issues with ledge glitches, but nothing that interferes with the game for more than a couple of seconds. Unfortuately, that's really all I have to say about it. The game did nothing wrong, but it didn't do anything to make itself really stand out from the crowd, either. It's not a bad game by any means, but it's certainly in no way memorable. If you find it cheap on a PSN, Xbox Live, or Steam sale, I'd say pick it up, but I definitely wouldn't pay more than $5 or $10 for it (unless, of course, you're getting the Limited Run print for collecting purposes like I did).
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