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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:26 pm

Exhuminator wrote:I for one appreciated the tight swimsuits and naughty bits, but I'm just simple like that.

Isn't this the point of the whole Sakura series?
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:33 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
Exhuminator wrote:I for one appreciated the tight swimsuits and naughty bits, but I'm just simple like that.

Isn't this the point of the whole Sakura series?

I don't know, this is the first one I've played. I probably should have went with Sakura Dungeon.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:43 pm

Dungeon is the only decent game, from what I've seen. I own a whole bunch cuz I picked up a sale bundle when I purchased Dungeon. But yeah... great art doesn't make up for the insipid dialogue.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:48 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Dungeon is the only decent game, from what I've seen. I own a whole bunch cuz I picked up a sale bundle when I purchased Dungeon. But yeah... great art doesn't make up for the insipid dialogue.

I enjoyed Sakura Spirit.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:10 pm

It's probably the worst visual novel I've ever played. Granted, I've only played ten or so.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:23 am

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129. Sylphia | PCECD | 1993 | 8/10

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So here's a fantasy themed shmup for those of you who enjoy stuff like Legendary Wings or Valkyrie no Densetsu. It's a Japan only release for the PCECD, but don't let that stop you from importing Sylphia if you enjoy the genre. Nothing earth shattering here, just a very well made shmup about being a fairy and blasting magic at all kinds of mythological monsters. I enjoyed how well balanced this was, the difficulty was never too hard or too easy. A full run took me about an hour. I really loved each and every boss fight, great fun! Level designs remained imaginative with enough variety to keep things interesting. The OST was rather low key, and the graphics didn't blow me away, but the whole package was entirely competent. Tonkin House actually made a good game* :shock: , I never would have believed it had I not played Sylphia.

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*Although there's some evidence to suggest Sylphia was actually developed by Compile:
http://www.videogameden.com/cdrom.htm?syl
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by PartridgeSenpai Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:52 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
Exhuminator wrote:I for one appreciated the tight swimsuits and naughty bits, but I'm just simple like that.

Isn't this the point of the whole Sakura series?


Yes. Yes it is (for absolutely all of them). I know someone who plays ALL of them, and from her descriptions, it would appear that they tend to be okay-ish games when they're actually games, but for the large part its just all about TNA. If you don't like TNA, you're best off playing better games :lol:

Congratulations on beating Wiz N' Liz, Key! I've never beaten that one. I love the gameplay, but it's just SO hard XP

That is one of the few games I still physically own for Genesis though, because I like it that much :)
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by alienjesus Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:01 am

1. Ys Book II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter PSN Vita
2. 3D Streets of Rage 2 3DS eShop
3. 3D Gunstar Heroes 3DS eShop
4. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 3DS eShop
5. 3D OutRun 3DS eShop
6. Mugen Senshi Valis II: The Fantasm Soldier PCE CD
7. Mugen Senshi Valis III: The Fantasm Soldier PCE CD
8. Bomberman PCE CD
9. Rocket Knight Adventures Mega Drive
10. Trax Game Boy
11. Panic Bomber Virtual Boy
12. Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!!!! Vita
13. Super Monkey Ball Gamecube
14. Lost Kingdoms Gamecube
15. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Gamecube
16. 1080° Avalanche Gamecube
17. Bubble Ghost Game Boy
18. Catrap Game Boy
19. 3D Thunder Blade 3DS eShop
20. 3D AfterBurner II 3DS eShop
21. 3D Fantasy Zone II W: The Tears of Opa-Opa 3DS eShop
22. Ikaruga Gamecube
23. Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal Vita
24. New Adventure Island PCE
25. WarioWare Twisted! GBA
26. Dragon Warrior NES
27. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 3DS eShop
28. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors DS
29. Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy
30. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PS1
31. Puyo Puyo CD PCE CD
32. Retro City Rampage DX 3DS eShop
33. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 3DS eShop
34. Super Puyo Puyo Tsuu Remix SFC
35. Super Aleste SNES
36. Sega Rally Championship Saturn
37. Knuckles' Chaotix 32X
38. Mystic Quest Game Boy
39. Nano Assault EX 3DS eShop
40. BOXBOY! 3DS eShop
41. Gunman Clive 3DS eShop
42. Persona 4 Golden Vita
43. IA/VT Colorful Vita
44. Persona 4: Dancing All Night Vita
45. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards N64
46. Quartet Master System
47. Die Hard Arcade Saturn
48. Metal Slug: 1st Mission NGPC
49. Child of Eden PS3
50. Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast


51. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X PSN Vita
52. Um Jammer Lammy PSN PS3
53. Space Channel 5: Part 2 PSN PS3
54. 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros. 3DS eShop
55. Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu To Hikari No Tsurugi Famicom
56. Castlevania NES
57. Halo 3 XBox 360
58. Grabbed By The Ghoulies XBox
59. Genpei Touma Den: Kan No Ni PC Engine
60. Mugen Senshi Valis: The Legend of a Fantasm Soldier PC Engine CD
61. Shenmue Dreamcast
62. Kuri Kuri Mix PS2
63. Pokémon Link: Battle! 3DS eShop
64. Klonoa: Door to Phantomile PS1 Classics (Vita)
65. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice 3DS eShop
66. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal PC
67. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay PC *NEW*
68. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan PC *NEW*
69. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood PC *NEW*
70. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God PC *NEW*


Tales of Monkey Island Chapters 2-5
Tales of Monkey Island was game (were games?) T in my incredibly drawn out Alphabet Marathon. So, I already talked about Chapter 1 of these games. I'll keep this short, as there's not too much to add.

The chapters are all of a decent quality, althought I'd be hard pressed to decide which one was the best. None were perfect, as they all had their frustrating moments, but I feel like the 5th chapter was the weakest - despite a good premise, the chapter was bad at telling you what you were actually meant to be doing, and the final battle against the villain was incredibly frustrating - a call back to the final battle against the villain in Monkey Island 2, which I also hated.

The plot of the story is interesting enough, but it feels like it was trying to lead up to something bigger in a potential Tales of Monkey Island 2. Well, 7 years later, LucasArts is gone, TellTale only make The Walking Dead clones now and the whole plotline regarding Morgan Le Flay and the Voodoo lady has been left open ended and unsatisfying. I guess this is how people felt after the ending of Monkey Island 2.

Overall, I enjoyed these games. They were fun, the characters were charming and the puzzles were mostly enjoyable to figure out. The Graphics were severely lacking, and the constant reuse of character models was incredibly lazy seeming, but it didn't sour the experience.

Compared to TellTales Sam & Max games, which I also love, I'd rate this higher than Season2, and about on par with Sam & Max season 1. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse is still Telltales Magnum Opus IMO though - screw their new stuff!


Next up: I'm finishing up Pokémon Sun, and I'm partway into Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? too. The next game in my Marathon will be Undertale, and I need to play this month's Together Retro game - Star Control II - as well. So, some of those most likely!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:59 pm

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)
62. The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bōken (Famicom Disk System)
63. Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst (PC)
64. Shan Gui (Steam)
65. Space Fury (ColecoVision)
66. Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle (ColecoVision)
67. Gateway to Apshai (ColecoVision)
68. MURI (Steam)
69. Pink Hour (Steam)
70. Pink Heaven (Steam)
71. Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet (Steam)
72. Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt (Steam)
73. Haunted House (Atari 2600)
74. Gremlins (Atari 2600)
75. Alien (Atari 2600)
76. Xenophobe (Xbox - Midway Arcade Treasures 2)
77. Frankenstein's Monster (Atari 2600)
78. Ghost Manor / Spike's Peak (Atari 2600)
79. Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi (Steam)
80. Dracula II: Noroi no Fūin (Famicom Disk System)
81. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
82. Beneath the Cherry Trees (Steam)
83. Voices from the Sea (Steam)
84. Mushihimesama (Steam)
85. Sonic CD (Steam)
86. Shovel Knight (Wii U)
87. Super Mario World (SNES)
88. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)
89. Operation C (Game Boy)
90. Metroid (Famicom Disk System)
91. Metroid (NES)
92. Breath of Fire (SNES)
93. Elisa: The Innkeeper - Prequel (Steam)
94. Cally's Caves 3 (Steam)
95. eden* (Steam)
96. Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
97. The King of Dragons (PlayStation 2 - Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2)

Think I'm gonna round out the year by playing some of Capcom's RPG / beat 'em up hybrids. (How much would you hate me if I started calling these RPG 'em ups?)

The King of Dragons was released in the arcades in 1991, and is now easy accessible on several compilations. There's also a SNES port I can't afford.

The game has a swords & sorcery setting, with a selection of several stock fantasy characters to play as. I chose the fighter, who deals decent damage but is weaker in magical prowess.

There are 15-20 (can't quite recall) total stages here, though several take only a minute or two to traverse. Combat is very simple - no combos but plenty of jumping and slashing. Items are numerous - some of them level up weapons and armor while others provide XP. Yes, characters themselves can level up which results in an increased health bar.
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The monsters are pretty cool. Lots of orcs and skeletons and the like. The variety is admittedly kept to a minimum and the battles fought at end-game feel identical to those seen in the first stage. Bosses are impressively huge beasts, with the game concluding with a fight against an all-powerful Smaug-like dragon.

I typically suck at these games. Oddly enough though, I don't find this one particularly difficult. Enemies are kinda slow and it's easy enough to switch "planes" quickly to avoid their attacks. Even the bosses don't provide a tremendous challenge, save for the flying ones which can be tough to hit.

Graphics are top-notch. Music? Hard to say. I can't be the only one who has trouble hearing the soundtracks of arcade games - the sound effects drown everything out.

Pretty swell game overall. The "RPG" elements are admittedly window dressing but anyone looking for a solid fantasy romp should seek this out.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:06 pm

Is that the two in one DnD beat em' ups on Steam? Looks very similar.
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