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Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:50 pm
by Xeogred
I'm still bummed out I couldn't get into Fatal Frame 3 at all. Seemed fantastic other than the horrible pacing. It was a lot like Silent Hill 4 where you repeatedly are forced back to some base/hub, the main characters home. Then she goes to sleep to go into the nightmare/dream which is basically the new mansion / main portion of the game. I only played 2-3 hours worth but it felt like I jumped back and forth 20 times. Super stop-and-go, and it didn't really have the crazy surreal madness that Silent Hill 4 has to keep me interested enough to power through.

Still not sure if I want to get 5 on the Wii U or not, looks solid though but they probably peaked at 2. Which has aged very well, just replayed it last year or so and it was incredible.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:53 pm
by ElkinFencer10
Xeogred wrote:I'm still bummed out I couldn't get into Fatal Frame 3 at all. Seemed fantastic other than the horrible pacing. It was a lot like Silent Hill 4 where you repeatedly are forced back to some base/hub, the main characters home. Then she goes to sleep to go into the nightmare/dream which is basically the new mansion / main portion of the game. I only played 2-3 hours worth but it felt like I jumped back and forth 20 times. Super stop-and-go, and it didn't really have the crazy surreal madness that Silent Hill 4 has to keep me interested enough to power through.

Still not sure if I want to get 5 on the Wii U or not, looks solid though but they probably peaked at 2. Which has aged very well, just replayed it last year or so and it was incredible.

The Wii remake of 2 is definitely the best version of that if you have access to it (it's pretty rare). You DEFINITELY need to get 5 on Wii U. It's absolutely fantastic. 2 was incredible, but IMO, 5 is even better.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:02 pm
by Xeogred
5 is better? That's a tall order. I still love the original, but the difference in quality between 1 and 2 is insane. 4 looks kind of whatever to me.

Too lazy to do Wii modding/importing so I'm not sure I'll ever get around to those versions lol. I want to get the Xbox port of 2 though, think it has a first person mode and some other extras.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:15 pm
by Exhuminator
Xeogred wrote:I want to get the Xbox port of 2 though, think it has a first person mode and some other extras.

Yes you can play the whole thing in first person on the Xbox version.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:38 am
by MrPopo
First 50:
1. Oni - PC
2. Donkey Kong 64 - N64
3. Yoshi's Story - N64
4. Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide - PC
5. Forsaken 64 - N64
6. Bloodrayne: Betrayal - PSN
7. Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu - SNES
8. Fire Emblem Shin Monshō no Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyū - Nintendo DS
9. Valkyria Chronicles 3 - PSP
10. Ready 2 Rumble Boxing - DC
11. Rise of the Tomb Raider - PC
12. XCOM 2 - PC
13. Shadowrun Hong Kong Bonus Campaign - PC
14. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - 3DS
15. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - 3DS
16. Lagrange Point - NES
17. Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations - 3DS
18. Cybernator - SNES
19. Outwars - PC
20. Resident Evil - GC
21. Resident Evil 2 - GC
22. Resident Evil 3 - GC
23. Resident Evil Code Veronica X - GC
24. Dino Crisis - PSX
25. Resident Evil 5 - PC
26. Dark Souls 3 - PS4
27. The Banner Saga 2 - PC
28. Bravely Second - 3DS
29. Star Fox Zero - Wii U
30. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - PC
31. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault - PC
32. Doom (2016) - PC
33. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade - PC
34. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm - PC
35. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - PC
36. Doom 64 - N64
37. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - PC
38. Super Empire Strikes Back - SNES
39. Might & Magic 3 - Isles of Terra - PC
40. Mirror's Edge Catalyst - PC
41. Sonic 2 - Genesis
42. Resident Evil Revelations - PC
43. Resident Evil Revelations 2 - PC
44. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE - Wii U
45. Kirby: Planet Robobot
46. Sin: Wages of Sin - PC
47. Torchlight II - PC
48. Star Ocean: Integrity & Faithlessness - PS4
49. Axiom Verge - PS4
50. Shadow Complex Remastered - PS4

51. Ori and the Blind Forest - Xbox One
52. AM2R - PC
53. Total Annihilation - PC
54. I Am Setsuna - PS4
55. Planetary Annihilation Titans - PC
56. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - PC
57. Dark Reign - Rise of the Shadowhand - PC
58. Dragon Age Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon - PC
59. Dragon Age Inquisition - The Descent - PC
60. Dragon Age Inquisition - Trespasser - PC
61. The Witcher 3 - Hearts of Stone - PC
62. The Witcher 3 - Blood & Wine - PC
63. ReCore - Xbox One
64. Final Fantasy Tactics - PS1
65. Resident Evil 6 - PC
66. Knuckles Chaotix - 32X
67. Assault Suit Leynos - PS4
68. Might & Magic 2 - Gate to Another World - PC
69. Might & Magic 4 - Clouds of Xeen - PC
70. Might & Magic 5 - Darkside of Xeen - PC
71. Might & Magic 4&5 - World of Xeen - PC
72. Rise of the Triad - PC
73. Batman Arkham Knight - PC
74. Rise of the Triad (2013) - PC
75. Dishonored 2 - PC
76. TIS-100 - PC
77. Tyranny - PC
78. StarCraft II - Nova Covert Ops - PC
79. Raiden Fighters 2 - Xbox 360
80. Pokémon Omega Ruby - 3DS
81. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter - PC
82. 7th Dragon III Code VFD - 3DS
83. World of Final Fantasy - PS4
84. Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished - TG-CD
85. Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter - TG-CD
86. Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour - PC
87. Titanfall 2 - PC

Origin decided to put this on 50% sale so I picked it up. I knew the campaign was short and I was uninterested in the multiplayer, so I didn't want to spend the full $60 on it. But for the $30 I spent? Totally worth it.

The campaign tells the story of an assault on an enemy planet that turns out to be far more heavily defended than expected; this is due to some secret weapons research they're doing that you eventually have to stop. You start off as a bog-standard infantry but very quickly have to take over as the pilot of one of the mechs when his pilot dies. The mechs are equipped with a sophisticated AI which makes them a full character in their own right; at least yours is. The characterization is your standard "overly literal robot" but it works well. Many times you are given the opportunity to respond to things the AI is telling you. Usually these fall between some sort of joking tone and some sort of mission focused tone. But the other option is to not say anything at all. So it's up to you if you want to humanize your partner or not, which is a nice small touch.

The game is split about 70/30 between on foot and in mech. On foot you have some parkour stuff available to you and you're encouraged to keep moving and mow through things quickly. They wisely set up a separate checkpoint system for the platforming, as there are a lot of death pits. If you fall into one of them you'll immediately respawn right before the jump. Actually dying to bullets brings you back to a more standard checkpoint. So frustration averted there. The gunplay is solid and fortunately you only need iron sights for the sniper rifles and one burst fire rifle that's bad anyway. The rest accurately fire from the hip. Considering the nature of the game it felt like the iron sights were added because people expect them after the popularity of Call of Duty. I don't think they have a place here. The only thing about combat that pissed me off was enemies can quick melee you and it hurts. When I learned FPS's melee was terrible and a last resort, whereas now melee comes out fast and is better at killing people than guns. Damn kids.

The mech combat has a heavy feel to it that definitely makes it stand apart from the on foot movement. You get a wide variety of loadouts and can change between them on the fly, which is really nice. You'll probably find a couple you just like overall and then switch between them as needed given what you're facing. All boss fights are against enemy mechs, and what makes them bosses is that they have the same health as you do, whereas normal mechs have less health. So it's tough but fair and forces you to use your abilities and terrain to the fullest. I do think Hawken did mech combat a little better for the FPS style; they added in just a touch more emergency mobility whereas Titanfall is just two dashes stored up. That said, Hawken is an F2P multiplayer title, so for single player FPS mech combat Titanfall is the only game in town.

The campaign doesn't overstay its welcome. I could have used a few more mech segments but I wouldn't want any more on foot segments; the game had shown me all it was going to show me and any more on foot levels would have been boring.

Definitely a solid title for what I spent.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:24 am
by Sarge
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)
155) Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
156) Rise of the Tomb Raider - Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch (PS4) (DLC)
157) Rise of the Tomb Raider - Cold Darkness Awakened (PS4) (DLC)
158) Rise of the Tomb Raider - Blood Ties (PS4) (DLC)


December:
159) Rise of the Tomb Raider - Lara's Nightmare (PS4) (DLC)
160) Titanfall 2 (PS4)
161) Soul Blade (PSX)
162) Axiom Verge (PC)
163) Owlboy (PC)
164) Nitro Ball (ARC)
165) Desert Breaker (ARC)
166) Dead Connection (ARC)
167) Crystal of Kings (ARC)
168) Crime Fighters (ARC)
169) Vendetta (ARC)
170) Super Contra (ARC)
171) Contra (ARC)
172) Sunset Riders (ARC)
173) Rastan Saga (ARC)
174) Growl (ARC)
175) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (ARC)
176) Red Clash (ARC)
177) Dreaming Sarah (PC)
178) Crimson Clover WORLD IGNITION (PC)
179) Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PS4)

Welp, beat it on the same day I got it in. That should tell you everything you need to know about how I spent my day. First time through took 6:49:19, at 96% completion. Screwed up and had all the items I needed to get the good ending, but didn't "turn them in", so to speak. So I beat it again, and got the good ending. Then I bought the rest of the shop stuff to get 100%, and that was that. Final time for 100% clear was 6:56:xx.

I'll probably talk a little more about it later, but the short version is that it's probably the best-looking WayForward game yet, but it's not quite as good as Pirate's Curse. It's close, though. It's at least an 8/10, probably an 8.5.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:04 pm
by Xeogred
Hmm, I had some problems with Pirate's Curse. So I'll be curious to see when you elaborate more.

For me, mainly I never really like the half-Metoidvania's. Pirate's Curse is more comparable to Portrait of Ruin with a few completely separated levels that might have some branching paths, but overall the maps are not complex at all. Instead the game relies a lot more on backtracking... which okay typing that out yeah that's a staple of Metroidvania, but I guess I don't like it nearly as much when you're going back and forth to an overworld map and jumping around between levels that way. Kind of breaks the flow.

I enjoyed it enough overall though to consider checking out the other games.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:26 pm
by ElkinFencer10
Games Beaten in 2016 So Far - 127

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 - PlayStation Portable - 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 - PlayStation Portable - 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 - PlayStation 4 - September 2
92. Attack on Titan - PlayStation 4 - September 3
93. SOMA - Steam - September 5
94. Assault Suit Leynos - PlayStation 4 - 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 - PlayStation 4 - 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 VR - October 14
104. Gears of War 4 - Xbox One - October 18
105. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - PlayStation VR - October 18
106. Battlefield 1 - PlayStation 4 - October 20
107. EVE: Gunjack - PlayStation VR - 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


December (13 Games Beaten)
115. The Legendary Axe - TurboGrafx-16 - December 3
116. Rise of the Tomb Raider - PlayStation 4 - December 4
117. Ys Origin - Steam - December 7
118. Pokémon Moon - 3DS - December 8
119. Tales of Fantasia - SNES - December 15
120. Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse - 3DS - December 17
121. Shantae - GBC - December 18
122. Dead Rising 4 - Xbox One - December 18
123. Shantae: Risky's Revenge - PlayStation 4 - December 21
124. Sweet Fuse: At Your Side - PlayStation Portable - December 22
125. Bugs vs. Tanks! - 3DS - December 23
126. Spirit Camera: The Curse Memoir - 3DS - December 23
127. Senran Kagura Burst - 3DS - December 24


127. Senran Kagura Burst - 3DS - December 24

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I've had Senran Kagura Burst downloaded on my 3DS for a good while, and I've had a PAL import copy just for the sake of having it on my shelf for a good six or seven months, but I've just now gotten around to beating it. Senran Kagura Burst is about as "me" as a game gets - big titty anime ninja girls beating the crap out of hordes of enemies. Sounds like something I'd think is absolutely amazing, right? Well, it's okay.

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The story mode has you choose one of two sides - the Hanzo school of good shinobi or the Hebijo school of evil shinobi. Each of the two campaigns is divided into five chapters with about eight key missions and another four to eight optional side missions. To really "complete" the game and get both sides of the story, you naturally need to play through both the Hanzo campaign and the Hebijo campaign and complete every mission in all five chapters with all characters. Had I been totally in love with the game, I'd have done that. I did not love the game that much, though, so I just played through the key missions on the Hanzo side, did whatever side missions with whatever characters I needed to in order to grind up enough to complete a few particularly tough missions, and called it a day. The game's not bad, but the story didn't really grab me enough to bother with all the rest of that. It's basically "The evil ninja stole our school's Super Secret Ninja Art Scroll (that's seriously what they call it)! We need to go get it back!" That's the core of the narrative. It's simple, and it works, but it's not gripping or interesting enough to entice me to spend more time with the game.

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One aspect of the game that's extremely redeeming, however, is the characters. They're basically anime stereotypes, and as a fan of those particular stereotypes, I'm probably a bit biased, but I enjoyed them. You've got the serious and fairly strict class rep, the lesbian whose every other action is sexual harassment if not outright molestation, the quiet and gruff tsundere, the totally clueless but adorable (and freakishly strong) idiot, and the exceptionally average character who ends up saving the world or whatever. You know, your cast from just about every anime style game comprised entirely of female characters ever. But I love it. It worked, and their interactions were entertaining.

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Unfortunately, that's about where the redeeming aspects end for me. There isn't anything about it that I found to be particularly bad aside from the inconsistent difficulty curve. There were times that I'd beat a mission easily on the first try and then immediately fail the very next mission, grind five levels, and then only barely beat it; the next mission after that, I would beat easily in one try. Really, though, I only noticed that in two or three places, and that was the only aspect of the game that I felt was a negative. The rest of it was just okay, and "okay" doesn't make for a memorable game. It had some pretty nice boob bounce effects, but with Dead or Alive, Onechanbara, and Gal*Gun, that alone isn't enough for even me to consider it a stand out game. Give it a shot if you can find it cheap (which is unlikely for us Americans since our only option is digital), but don't go out of your way for this one, and don't pay more than $10 MAX for it (really, I'd stick to $7 or less).

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:08 pm
by Markies
1. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (GCN)
2. Max Payne (XBOX)
3. Eternal Poison (PS2)
4. Dragon Warrior III (NES)
5. Arkanoid: Doh It Again(SNES)
6. Super Mario Brothers 2 (NES)
7. Phantasy Star Online (DC)
8. Power Stone (DC)
9. Bare Knuckle 3 (GEN)
10. Thousand Arms (PS1)
11. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GCN)
12. Mega Man 5 (NES)
13. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
14. Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (XBOX)
15. Mega Man 6 (NES)
16. Metal Saga (PS2)
17. Mafia (XBOX)
18. Parasite Eve (PS1)
19. Shining Force (GEN)
20. San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (N64)
21. Bushido Blade 2 (PS1)
22. Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (PS2)
23. ActRaiser (SNES)
24. Resident Evil 4 (GCN)
25. Mario Power Tennis (GCN)
26. Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge (XBOX)
27. Growlanser II: The Sense of Justice (PS2)
28. Ikaruga (GCN)
29. Doom 3 (XBOX)

30. Flatout (PS2)

I beat Flatout on the Sony Playstation 2 this afternoon!

This looks to be my final Beat of 2016 and I was just able to do it.

Flatout is a short and sweet destructive racer. You gain Boost or Turbo by hitting your opponents or the stuff around you. The interesting aspects of the game is that everything in the game has its own physics and they never disappear. If you hit a stack of tires, they all bounce around independently and they will stay on the track until the end of the race. With all of the things to hit, you are bound to have a very littered track by the end of the race. Also, your car is affected as well. The more damage your car takes, the less it performs. I have finished races with my rear axel completely broken as it bounces up and down.

The game doesn't have any catch up feature. So, once somebody gets a big lead, it is nearly impossible to catch them whether it is you or the computer. With that in mind, most races are decided rather quickly. There is usually a large pile up on the first turn and if you escape the race is yours. It's nice that the computer drives recklessly and not perfectly, but it can be frustrating when you are behind with no hope of catching up.

Overall, Flatout is a pretty good racing game. If you like a little more fun and silly in your racer, then this is for you. Ejecting your driver is always funny and the destructive nature of the game makes it exciting for any racing fan.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:08 pm
by Juan Aguacate
ElkinFencer10 wrote:Games Beaten in 2016 So Far - 127

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 - PlayStation Portable - 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 - PlayStation Portable - 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 - PlayStation 4 - September 2
92. Attack on Titan - PlayStation 4 - September 3
93. SOMA - Steam - September 5
94. Assault Suit Leynos - PlayStation 4 - 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 - PlayStation 4 - 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 VR - October 14
104. Gears of War 4 - Xbox One - October 18
105. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - PlayStation VR - October 18
106. Battlefield 1 - PlayStation 4 - October 20
107. EVE: Gunjack - PlayStation VR - 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


December (13 Games Beaten)
115. The Legendary Axe - TurboGrafx-16 - December 3
116. Rise of the Tomb Raider - PlayStation 4 - December 4
117. Ys Origin - Steam - December 7
118. Pokémon Moon - 3DS - December 8
119. Tales of Fantasia - SNES - December 15
120. Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse - 3DS - December 17
121. Shantae - GBC - December 18
122. Dead Rising 4 - Xbox One - December 18
123. Shantae: Risky's Revenge - PlayStation 4 - December 21
124. Sweet Fuse: At Your Side - PlayStation Portable - December 22
125. Bugs vs. Tanks! - 3DS - December 23
126. Spirit Camera: The Curse Memoir - 3DS - December 23
127. Senran Kagura Burst - 3DS - December 24


127. Senran Kagura Burst - 3DS - December 24

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I've had Senran Kagura Burst downloaded on my 3DS for a good while, and I've had a PAL import copy just for the sake of having it on my shelf for a good six or seven months, but I've just now gotten around to beating it. Senran Kagura Burst is about as "me" as a game gets - big titty anime ninja girls beating the crap out of hordes of enemies. Sounds like something I'd think is absolutely amazing, right? Well, it's okay.

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The story mode has you choose one of two sides - the Hanzo school of good shinobi or the Hebijo school of evil shinobi. Each of the two campaigns is divided into five chapters with about eight key missions and another four to eight optional side missions. To really "complete" the game and get both sides of the story, you naturally need to play through both the Hanzo campaign and the Hebijo campaign and complete every mission in all five chapters with all characters. Had I been totally in love with the game, I'd have done that. I did not love the game that much, though, so I just played through the key missions on the Hanzo side, did whatever side missions with whatever characters I needed to in order to grind up enough to complete a few particularly tough missions, and called it a day. The game's not bad, but the story didn't really grab me enough to bother with all the rest of that. It's basically "The evil ninja stole our school's Super Secret Ninja Art Scroll (that's seriously what they call it)! We need to go get it back!" That's the core of the narrative. It's simple, and it works, but it's not gripping or interesting enough to entice me to spend more time with the game.

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One aspect of the game that's extremely redeeming, however, is the characters. They're basically anime stereotypes, and as a fan of those particular stereotypes, I'm probably a bit biased, but I enjoyed them. You've got the serious and fairly strict class rep, the lesbian whose every other action is sexual harassment if not outright molestation, the quiet and gruff tsundere, the totally clueless but adorable (and freakishly strong) idiot, and the exceptionally average character who ends up saving the world or whatever. You know, your cast from just about every anime style game comprised entirely of female characters ever. But I love it. It worked, and their interactions were entertaining.

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Unfortunately, that's about where the redeeming aspects end for me. There isn't anything about it that I found to be particularly bad aside from the inconsistent difficulty curve. There were times that I'd beat a mission easily on the first try and then immediately fail the very next mission, grind five levels, and then only barely beat it; the next mission after that, I would beat easily in one try. Really, though, I only noticed that in two or three places, and that was the only aspect of the game that I felt was a negative. The rest of it was just okay, and "okay" doesn't make for a memorable game. It had some pretty nice boob bounce effects, but with Dead or Alive, Onechanbara, and Gal*Gun, that alone isn't enough for even me to consider it a stand out game. Give it a shot if you can find it cheap (which is unlikely for us Americans since our only option is digital), but don't go out of your way for this one, and don't pay more than $10 MAX for it (really, I'd stick to $7 or less).


That reminds me, I actually played Estival Versus earlier this year.

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"Okay" is about how I'd sum up that game too. These Senran Kagura games are fun in short bursts if you like old school beat 'em ups or musou games in general, but they definitely do lack depth and the difficulty is all over the place. You can always grind your way to victory though and brute force your way through a tough stage or boss fight (or frantic mode+ninpo blast a boss to oblivion), but bottom line is these games are never "great". I still find them fun to play occasionally though, scratches that beat 'em up itch since it's not a genre that really gets that many entries these days. As for the characters or the story, I can't comment as I skip every cut scene. I honestly don't care.

I'd say if you want "big titty anime ninja girls beating the crap out of hordes of enemies", you could probably do better with Onechambara Z2 Chaos and Lollipop Chainsaw