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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by PresidentLeever Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:24 pm

It kinda looks like it sticks to the MSX2 color palette? That would've been a nice touch.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:41 pm

It definitely limits itself on the palette, although I don't think it sticks entirely to NES/MSX2 effects. I know there are some really smooth color gradients that wouldn't work on those systems.

(Very subtle gradation on this pic.)

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The backgrounds are sometimes a bit too busy, though. It's never game-breaking, but if I ever get around to making my own game, remind me to mute the backgrounds a bit so the action is a bit easier to parse. ;)
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:50 pm

Good use of the gifs. Some of the most endearing stuff in Axiom Verge requires moving pictures to see.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:34 pm

Awesome write up, Sarge. I really am looking forward to Axiom Verge. I will be taking another break from DQVII soon, and I considered starting it. I settled on Rex Rocket, instead, however. :wink:
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:04 pm

Yesssss. Rex Rocket is excellent.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:06 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)
98. Knights of the Round (PlayStation 2 - Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2)
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Knights of the Round was released very shortly after The King of Dragons and feels like a pseudo-sequel of sorts. Here the story is not original, but based on the King Arthur legends of old with Arthur (balanced), Lancelot (fast and weak), and Percival (tank) as the three playable characters. It has the same sort of graphical style and combo-less slashing gameplay. You can block, which I rarely did as it's so difficult to pull off, and there's a life-draining special attack.

Despite the similarities, this game is much harder than King. Enemies appear in droves and will swarm mercilessly. The bosses are also a lot faster and zip all over the play field. And it's much harder to dodge their attacks by simply changing "planes."

Unfortunately, this game is kind of dull. It's very reminiscent of Final Fight. While in that game you walk right and beat an endless supply of street thugs, here you walk right and beat and endless supply of malicious knights. I miss the variety and fantastic creatures that occupied The King of Dragons. "Realism" is the kiss of death here.

Onward to the D&D games!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:14 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Onward to the D&D games!


Those are so, so much better than either King of Dragons or Knights of the Round. They are even a little reminiscent of Guardian Heroes...(They aren't nearly as great as that game, but some of what makes Guardian Heroes so great is carried over to them.)

Also...You've beaten Cadash, right?
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:21 pm

I love King of Dragons as well as Knights of the Round, for different reasons. KoD is awesome in that pretty much every character feels different. You get a lot of mileage out of it. KotR is cool because the combat feels "meaty", this sort of solid feel that I prefer in most of my brawlers/hack-'n'-slashers.

I've had a really hard time getting into the D&D games, for whatever reason. I don't know why. I will, however, heartily recommend Cadash. The TG-16 version is the best home port, but if you're willing to emulate, you might as well jump into the arcade version!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:35 pm

Sarge wrote:I love King of Dragons as well as Knights of the Round, for different reasons. KoD is awesome in that pretty much every character feels different. You get a lot of mileage out of it. KotR is cool because the combat feels "meaty", this sort of solid feel that I prefer in most of my brawlers/hack-'n'-slashers.

I've had a really hard time getting into the D&D games, for whatever reason. I don't know why. I will, however, heartily recommend Cadash. The TG-16 version is the best home port, but if you're willing to emulate, you might as well jump into the arcade version!


If you're willing to import, you can also play the arcade version on your Xbox via the region-free Taito Legends 2 (PAL).
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:09 pm

Glad you liked Axiom Verge, Sarge! Here was my "write up":
viewtopic.php?p=1071659#p1071659

What were your numbers at the end? Easily my favorite "indie" game next to Shovel Knight.

Xeodrifter is a great one and a fun romp. Rex Rocket looks like another good choice for one I'll check out next.
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