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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Ack Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:33 am

Key-Glyph wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Oh, and you still have unfinished business. Check out The Lost Levels. Mwahahahaha.
Hahaha NO.

I've watched an incredible speed run before and nearly turned blue from holding my breath the whole time. That's enough for me. :lol:


Hey, if I can do it, you can do it. I promise you, it's more daunting if you think it is.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:54 am

Key-Glyph wrote:It was GameJ06, and he sang about eggrolls. Not sure if he's the same guy you're thinking of.

Pretty sure I followed that link when a bunch of you guys were playing Lost Levels yourselves. In fact, it might have been you who linked it, Popo. And I know a bunch of you beat it, too.

Madness.

Yeah, that's the guy I'm thinking about. And yeah, it probably was a link I sent to one of his GDQ runs.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:06 pm

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


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

March:
42) Freedom Planet (Milla, 82 lives lost)
43) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Well, that's a classic adventure game under the belt. Fate of Atlantis has a really good reputation, and I think it's mostly deserved. There are a few somewhat obtuse puzzles, but nothing horribly illogical. The game still looks pretty decent, in that SCUMM VGA sort of way. Even the voice acting is pretty good. I don't know that I'm going to go for the other paths right now, I might save that for some other time.

Also, I ended up playing it through ScummVM on my tablet instead of on PC. The GOG release works just fine that way. It made for an enjoyable experience, as long as you enable the tablet mode for controls (set Mixed Adlib/MIDI under the MIDI tab).
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by PartridgeSenpai Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:17 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
Exhuminator wrote:
PartridgeSenpai wrote:Anything Ace Attorney-ish is at least worth a try for me.

Try these:

http://level5ia.com/mystery-room/us/home/

http://www.aviaryattorney.com/

He may also want to try out Harvey Birdman. It was also developed by Capcom.


I've tried Harvey Birdman, and Aviary Attorney is on mah want-buy-list, but HB was honestly a bit too hard Xp

Trying to do logic puzzles in such a wacky and zaney universe was a bit more than I could take. Granted I did play that game before I'd played any Ace Attorney, so perhaps I'll give it another go.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:56 am

PartridgeSenpai wrote:I'm completely ignoring your second attempt to tell me about Layton Brothers.

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Alright. One last time I will recommend you give Layton Brothers Mystery Room a shot. It's not like normal Professor Layton with random puzzles and a linear adventure, if that's what you're thinking. Rather Layton Brothers Mystery Room is entirely closer to Phoenix Wright.

You solve murder cases by exploring 3D crime scenes for clues, then using the collected evidence to destroy the testimony of suspects, ultimately sussing out the killer. LBMR's got great graphics, solid music, good writing, zany characters, and excellent logic puzzles. Anyone who enjoys Phoenix Wright is missing out if they sleep on Layton Brothers.

On Droid: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... mENG&hl=en

On iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/layton- ... 17092?mt=8
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Stark Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:25 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
PartridgeSenpai wrote:I'm completely ignoring your second attempt to tell me about Layton Brothers.

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Alright. One last time I will recommend you give Layton Brothers Mystery Room a shot. It's not like normal Professor Layton with random puzzles and a linear adventure, if that's what you're thinking. Rather Layton Brothers Mystery Room is entirely closer to Phoenix Wright.

You solve murder cases by exploring 3D crime scenes for clues, then using the collected evidence to destroy the testimony of suspects, ultimately sussing out the killer. LBMR's got great graphics, solid music, good writing, zany characters, and excellent logic puzzles. Anyone who enjoys Phoenix Wright is missing out if they sleep on Layton Brothers.

On Droid: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... mENG&hl=en

On iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/layton- ... 17092?mt=8

I might have to get this, I have an iPad.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:47 pm

Thanks for the reminder. I also need to pick that up at some point, and I will add it to my digital "want" list so that I don't forget about it!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:39 pm

It's been my Android smartphone game for a minute. I think there's a total of 9 cases, and I'm on case number 4 now. The first 3 cases are free, and the next 6 cost a pittance but it's totally worth the $. I'm sure if you guys play the free cases you'll agree. I mean, if you're a fan of Phoenix Wright I don't see how you wouldn't have a good time. It's not a total ripoff or anything, but it's definitely in the same vein.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by flash1987 Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:16 am

That sounds like a really good method of monetizing the game. Give people a big chunk for free that they would be happy enough leaving once they've finished if they so wish.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:16 am

Ex's 2016 beat list:
1. Mega Man ZX Advent|DS|2007|platformer|8h|7/10
2. King's Field III: Pilot Style|PS1|1996|dungeon crawler|1h|8/10
3. Sleeping Dogs|360|2012|action-adventure|20h 45m|8/10
4. Sleepings Dogs: NiNP DLC|360|2012|action adventure|1h 22m|5/10
5. Chikyuu Kaihou Gun ZAS|GB|1992|shmup|33m|8/10
6. Vattle Giuce|GB|1991|shmup|45m|5/10
7. MechWarrior 2 (Clan Wolf)|PS1|1997|mech sim|2h 35m|7/10
8. Gradius: The Interstellar Assault|GB|1992|shmup|27m|8/10
9. SolarStriker|GB|1990|shmup|23m|7/10
10. Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1999|fighter|45m|6/10
11. Dead or Alive (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1998|fighter|23m|5/10
12. Asuka 120% Burning Festival Final (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1999|fighter|26m|8/10
13. Soul Blade (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1997|fighter|18m|9/10
14. Trax|GB|1991|shmup|23m|7/10
15. Street Fighter: The Movie (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1995|fighter|36m|5/10
16. Warpath: Jurassic Park (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1999|fighter|17m|4/10
17. Psychic Force (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1997|fighter|22m|7/10
18. Touki Denshou: Angel Eyes (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1997|fighter|27m|7/10
19. Advanced V.G. 2 (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1998|fighter|15m|8/10
20. StarHawk|GB|1993|shmup|1h 15m|4/10
21. Nemesis|GB|1990|shmup|28m|7/10
22. Cardinal Syn (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1998|fighter|54m|7/10
23. Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1997|fighter|15m|7/10
24. Street Fighter EX 2 Plus (Arcade Mode)|PS1|1999|fighter|22m|8/10
25. Battle Unit Zeoth|GB|1991|shmup|24m|6/10
26. Soul Calibur IV (Arcade Mode)|360|2008|fighter|12m|9/10
27. Mercenary Force|GB|1990|shmup|54m|5/10
28. Battle Arena Toshinden (Story Mode)|GB|1996|fighter|12m|8/10
29. Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams (Arcade Mode)|GBC|1999|fighter|10m|7/10
30. SD Hiryu No Ken EX (Story Mode)|GBC|1999|fighter|24m|7/10
31. Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|8m|6/10
32. Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Revival (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2001|fighter|10m|7/10
33. Dual Blades (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|23m|4/10
34. Gradius Galaxies|GBA|2001|shmup|1hr 24m|8/10
35. Tekken Advance (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|15m|7/10
36. Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|22m|7/10
37. Black Belt Challenge (Arcade Mode)|GBA|2002|fighter|8m|4/10
38. Iridion II|GBA|2003|shmup|58m|9/10
39. King's Field III|PS1|1996|dungeon crawler|25h|9/10
40. Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel|360|2013|cover shooter|7h 54m|7/10
41. Panzer Dragoon|Saturn|1995|rail shooter|55m|7/10
42. Panzer Dragoon II Zwei|Saturn|1996|rail shooter|1h 25m|8/10
43. Kirby Air Ride|GameCube|2003|kart racer|45m|6/10
44. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!|GameCube|2003|kart racer|35m|8/10
45. Bloody Roar: Primal Fury (Arcade Mode)|GameCube|2002|fighter|35m|8/10
46. XG3: Extreme G Racing|GameCube|2001|racer|1h 35m|7/10
47. Mario Kart 7|3DS|2011|kart racer|1h 54m|9/10
48. Code of Princess|3DS|2012|beat 'em up|4h 25m|7/10
49. Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy|3DS|2011|flight sim|3h 42m|7/10

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50. Crimson Shroud|3DS|2012|JRPG|6h 55m|7/10

Crimson Shroud is what you'd get if you mixed Dungeons & Dragons with HeroQuest, while letting Yasumi Matsuno be your Dungeon Master. Truly, if you're a fan of traditional paper & dice RPGs, there's a lot to love in Crimson Shroud. Yet, this pocket RPG is not without some significant faults.

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First the good stuff. Crimson Shroud is a labor of love without doubt. Level-5 contracted Matsuno to design and direct a small 3DS game for their Guild series, but likely got more than they bargained for. Yasumi-san is not one to think small, and his consistent desire for complexity and grandiosity permeates every line of code in Crimson Shroud. It's a testament to Matsuno's tight design chops, that with such limited assets, Crimson Shroud still manages to be a beefy and deep experience. In that regard, Crimson Shroud is a master class in doing more with less.

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More good stuff. Graphically Crimson Shroud is quite limited, barely having more graphically than what you'd see in a real board game, yet this is charming in and of itself. Musically this game soars and will surprise you with its magnificent orchestrated score. The actual writing and localization are both on another level, way beyond what you typically get with a JRPG. The battle system is deeply complex and multi-layered, as you'd expect from Yasumi Matsuno. In addition, there's a robust gear crafting system in place, which must be mastered to beat the hardest enemies. Yes Crimson Shroud is no push over, the difficulty level ranges from medium to high, remaining consistently challenging.

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However, all is not perfect. Being of limited assets, Crimson Shroud attempts to maximize its completion time in some unsavory ways. The worst example being a required random item drop received from a particular enemy. Some people have spent hours trying to get that drop and never did, quitting rightfully in disgust. Battles tend to drag on and on, since strategy is so dependent on buffing and debuffing, and doing so takes many turns to achieve. In my opinion the dumbest design decision though, was to lock 20% of the game's content behind a New Game+ mode. Being already a short enough game as is, Matsuno should have just included that 20% in the primary campaign instead.

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Crimson Shroud is a very good proof of concept. But it needed a lot more content, better balancing, a few design changes, and another round of graphical polish to be a masterpiece. (Yes Yasumi Matsuno has created some masterpieces, such as Final Fantasy XII and Vagrant Story.) Given the very limited budget and constrained development time, it's still extraordinarily impressive what Matsuno-san did accomplish with Crimson Shroud. This unique experience is the closet thing you can get, to sitting down with a pen & paper RPG, while rolling die with a legendary Japanese game designer as your own personal DM. The honor and privilege of doing so, makes Crimson Shroud a must play for the hardest-core RPG lovers out there.

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