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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:12 pm

I really gave the game a shot. Hell, I even purchased the FDS original along with the NES game. Both failed to move me. I'd still like to finish it someday, someway. I have an affinity for old Nintendo.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Well, I know the jumping physics changed. You've got a float jump you can use if you hold the button, which is useful with some of the tricky platforming. There were a few other changes that I can't remember right now, though.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Markies Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:31 pm

1. Phantasy Star II (GEN)
2. Guitar Hero (PS2)
3. Adventures of Lolo (NES)
4. Animal Crossing (GCN)
5. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES)
6. Beyond The Beyond (PS1)
7. R.B.I. Baseball (NES)
8. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PS1)
9. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (GCN)
10. Project Gotham Racing (XBOX)
11. Ristar (GEN)
12. Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64)

13. Crash Bandicoot (PS1)

I beat Crash Bandicoot on the Playstation 1 this afternoon!

Crash Bandicoot very much feels like an old school game, even though it was touted on a new platform with a new style of 3D graphics.

The game very much feels like an old school platformer. It has very similar level design as you only have levels on a 2D plane or ones walking into the screen or away from the screen. It very much has that trick of pattern memorization. The game kind of feels like Simon Says in that regard. Once you get it down, you feel like a king, but until then, it is annoying and frustrating.

The levels feel very constricting in that manner as you almost have to do what the developers want you to do. It takes a long while sometimes, but it is a great feeling when you finally do.

The biggest gripe in the game is the HORRID save system. It's a bonus stage at the end of some levels. So, if you game over, you go back to that level and have to repeat the entire process and this includes boss fights. Doing three levels in a row just because you loss your last life on the final jump is super frustrating. How easy could it have been to save after every level?

The game does have bright graphics and rather catchy music. I feel like the perspective can get annoying which is bothersome considering the precise jumping. Maybe that has to do with the controls being a bit slippy as well.

Overall, Crash Bandicoot is not exactly a bad game, but I wouldn't consider it a good one either. It is mediocre at best. If you love old school platforming games, then it is worth a shot as it is right up your alley. For everybody else, you could do worse, but you could also do a whole lot better.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:26 pm

I'd love to know if anyone here was able to get into Kid Icarus after playing Metroid. I think it's safe to say Metroid permanently ruined my chances of ever liking it. The few times I've attempted to play it I get bored minutes in.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:06 pm

Markies wrote:Overall, Crash Bandicoot is not exactly a bad game, but I wouldn't consider it a good one either. It is mediocre at best.

I never understood the appeal of Crash Bandicoot. As a mascot he's plain retarded and the games were as you said "mediocre at best". But kudos to you for sticking with it and finishing the game.
Xeogred wrote:I'd love to know if anyone here was able to get into Kid Icarus after playing Metroid.

Even though the two games share a lot of the same development staff, Metroid is just miles ahead in every way. I only beat Kid Icarus because it was kind of a white whale for me. It wasn't for the sake of entertainment.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:45 pm

Crash is cool. Check out the Jak series if you want mediocre.

Yeah, the few times I went into Kid Icarus was solely because it *looks* kind of cool and similar to Metroid. But the moment you realize you can't go back down and they have those weird side rooms ... I'm out.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:01 pm

Everyone here is crazy.

Kid Icarus is a good game, and you can still enjoy it even if you have already played Metroid. (It is probably too hard for most people, though...)

Crash Bandicoot games are fine, and he was a fine PS1 mascot.

Jak & Daxter is a good game that is still fun. I played it a couple of years ago - and after playing after, much better 3D platformers - and I still enjoyed my time with it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Markies Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:23 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
Markies wrote:Overall, Crash Bandicoot is not exactly a bad game, but I wouldn't consider it a good one either. It is mediocre at best.

I never understood the appeal of Crash Bandicoot. As a mascot he's plain retarded and the games were as you said "mediocre at best". But kudos to you for sticking with it and finishing the game.


Thank You!

There were plenty of times that I wanted to give up, but I kept persevering. It's enjoyable once you have memorized the levels, but getting to that point and saving make it painful. I've heard the second one is easier and has a better save system, so that might be interesting.

Exhuminator wrote:
Xeogred wrote:I'd love to know if anyone here was able to get into Kid Icarus after playing Metroid.

Even though the two games share a lot of the same development staff, Metroid is just miles ahead in every way. I only beat Kid Icarus because it was kind of a white whale for me. It wasn't for the sake of entertainment.


I own Kid Icarus and Metroid. I have beaten Metroid, but not Kid Icarus.

I'll be very curious to see what the game is like when I get around to it. From what I have heard, the game is much easier after the first level. I've played a little bit of it and it's not too bad, just very hard.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:47 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Everyone here is crazy.

Kid Icarus is a good game, and you can still enjoy it even if you have already played Metroid. (It is probably too hard for most people, though...)

Crash Bandicoot games are fine, and he was a fine PS1 mascot.

Jak & Daxter is a good game that is still fun. I played it a couple of years ago - and after playing after, much better 3D platformers - and I still enjoyed my time with it.


I am with you on all fronts. I beat Jak and Daxter a few years ago and had a blast with it. Don't see the problems with it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:31 am

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19. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters | Game Boy | platformer | 1991 | 1h 28m | 7/10

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Five years after the release of Kid Icarus, Nintendo and Tose returned to the franchise with a Game Boy sequel; Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters. Honestly this sequel is such a rehash of the original, it might as well be considered a remake. Game designer Masafumi Sakashita went a long way to try and fix everything wrong with the original Kid Icarus. Mostly, he and his team succeeded. Balancing, level design, jump mechanics, and plenty more have been patched up for the better. But one new flaw remains; the bosses are complete arrow sponges taking far too many hits to kill. But that's a small distraction from the otherwise cakewalk of a platformer KI:OMaM is. That's right, the legendary difficulty of Kid Icarus is nowhere to be found in its sequel (but at least the last boss puts up a fight here). As a sequel, KI:OMaM manages to exceed its progenitor, but still failed to rejuvenate the franchise (it wasn't even released in Japan). The Game Boy has plenty of platformers that outclass KI:OMaM, but taken on its own this is a fairly fun flight of fancy.
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