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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by PartridgeSenpai Thu May 11, 2017 8:21 pm

Exhuminator wrote:Some people think Binary Domain is better than Vanquish, but that's just crazy talk. While the cutscenes and plot beat Vanquish's, the moment-to-moment gameplay doesn't even remotely compare. Also Binary Domain is a total cakewalk on normal difficulty, whereas Vanquish puts up a fight.


Agree to disagree then :lol:
Maybe I just liked the shooting robots apart better ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . I didn't think Vanquish was too hard, with the exception of a part or two. Vanquish just has a lot more bosses that LOVE 1-shotting you (which thankfully I only fell victim to once or twice). I also liked BD's weapons better, so tomato tomahto I guess. They're at least as good as each other, I'd say :P
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Thu May 11, 2017 8:47 pm

1. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (PC)
2. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter* (PC)
3. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (PC)
4. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (PC)
5. Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (PC)
6. Deadcore (PC)
7. Yakuza 4 (PS3)
8. Hyper Light Drifter (PC)
9. Doom 2: Valiant (PC)
10. Resident Evil 7 (PS4)
10. Doom 2: Ancient Aliens (PC)
11. Doom 2: Vanguard (PC)
12. Doom 2: Doom 2 The Way id Did (PC)
13. Doom 2: Community Chest Pack 4 (PC)
14. Doom: Doom The Way id Did (PC)
15. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (PC)
16. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 (PC)
17. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WiiU)
18. Dishonored 2 (PC)
19. Kirby's Dream Land (GB)
20. Kirby's Dream Land 2 (GB)
21. Super Mario Land (GB)
22. Super Mario Land 2 (GB)
23. Mighty Final Fight (NES)
24. Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES)
25. Trip World (GB)
26. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Genesis)
27. Aladdin (Genesis)
28. Streets of Rage (SMS)
29. Bare Knuckle (Genesis)
30. Bare Knuckle 2* (Genesis)
31. Bare Knuckle 3* (Genesis)
32. Marchen Adventure Cotton 100% (SNES)
33. Earthworm Jim* (Sega CD)
34. Ghouls'n Ghosts (Genesis)
35. Contra (NES)

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Review: Contra is perfect.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Thu May 11, 2017 9:08 pm

Pretty much yeah.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Markies Thu May 11, 2017 9:30 pm

Xeogred wrote:35. Contra (NES)

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Yes and best review ever.

I was just at a Retro Game Store and the guy working and a customer could not beat Contra without the Konami code. It is hard and not exactly easy, but it is completely doable. Still, it is a nice feat of gaming!

Congratulations.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Thu May 11, 2017 9:36 pm

I can beat it without taking a hit. I also have a huge wang.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Thu May 11, 2017 10:27 pm

So... what the heck were the R power ups anyways?
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Thu May 11, 2017 10:27 pm

rapid fire
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Thu May 11, 2017 10:29 pm

I mash so fast I guess I didn't even notice. I didn't care for the machine gun much. It's all about that SPREADSHOT.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Thu May 11, 2017 11:51 pm

Rapid in conjunction with the Spreader makes it that much more effective. It's quicker to cluster the shots so that you do even more damage that way.

Also, that no-death Contra run was one of my white whales. And speaking of white whales...

January:
1) The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (PC) (8.5) (1/1) (~5.5 hours)
2) ActRaiser (SNES) (8.0) (1/2) (~4 hours)
3) Bonk's Revenge (GB) (6.0) (1/3) (~1 hour)
4) Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break (GB) (6.5) (1/3) (~1 hour)
5) Blackwell Legacy (PC) (7.0) (1/5) (2.6 hours)
6) Blackwell Unbound (PC) (7.5) (1/7) (2.2 hours)
7) Blackwell Convergence (PC) (8.0) (1/7) (2.4 hours)
8) Blackwell Deception (PC) (8.0) (1/8) (4.7 hours)
9) Blackwell Epiphany (PC) (9.0) (1/9) (6.5 hours)
10) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4) (8.0) (1/22) (~55 hours)
11) Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360) (8.0) (1/28) (~.5 hours)
12) Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (SMS) (6.5) (1/31) (~1 hour)

February:
13) Quackshot Starring Donald Duck (GEN) (7.5) (2/7) (~2 hours)
14) Fire Emblem Heroes (Android) (8.0) (2/9) (~10 hours)
15) Super C (NES) (9.5) (2/20) (~0.5 hours)
16) Contra (NES) (10.0) (2/20) (~0.5 hours)
17) Mickey's Dangerous Chase (GB) (6.5) (2/24) (~1 hour)
18) My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (3DS) (8.5) (2/25) (~19 hours)
19) Mega Man 2 (NES) (10.0) (2/28) (~0.8 hours)

March:
20) Final Fantasy XV (PS4) (8.0) (3/2) (~33 hours)
21) Blaster Master Zero (NS) (9.0) (3/10) (~6.5 hours)
22) Espgaluda II Black Label (360) (8.0?) (3/17) (0.5 hours)
23) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS) (9.5) (3/28) (~70+ hours)

April:
24) Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (PC) (8.5) (4/7) (~5.5 hours)
25) Hyper Light Drifter (PS4) (8.0) (4/9) (~8 hours)
26) Gekido Advance: Kintaro's Revenge (GBA) (7.5) (4/16) (~3 hours)
27) Vanquish (PS3) (8.5) (4/17) (~7 hours)
28) Journey (PS3) (6.0) (4/19) (~2 hours)
29) GunForce (SNES) (4.0) (4/22) (~20 minutes)
30) GunForce 2 (ARC) (7.0) (4/23) (~30 minutes)
31) GunForce: Battle Fire Engulfed Terror Island (ARC) (6.0) (4/23) (~20 minutes)
32) Mighty Final Fight (NES) (8.5) (4/29) (~30 minutes)

May:
33) Final Fantasy V (SFC) (6.0) (5/1) (~33 hours)
34) Super Adventure Island (SNES) (7.0) (5/2) (~1 hour)
35) Dragon Spirit: The New Legend (NES) (7.5) (5/3?) (~30 minutes)
36) Mighty No. 9 (PS4) (5.0) (5/6?) (~5 hours)
37) Contra III: The Alien Wars (Hard) (SNES) (8.5) (5/11) (~1 hour)

Yes, I beat Contra III on Hard. The time might say an hour, but it's more like 15 hours of practice before I got it all down. I had a splendid early run up until Stage 4, only dying once, then I got all sorts of careless and started hemorrhaging lives. Actually had a somewhat decent missile boss, though. Finally had to burn my first continue in Stage 5, then proceeded to no-death that until I got to the boss. And even that went pretty well. Double-tap L works wonders.

For the last stage, I had most of my continues, but figured I'd give myself a little buffer in case things went poorly at the last boss. Which it did. Turns out you can grab the homing shot, stand in a safe place, and blast aliens to your heart's content, racking up extra lives. I definitely went ahead and got 15, just to be dang sure I finished it. I didn't end up needing them, but the last boss went poorly enough that I was glad to have them.

So I never have figured out how to effectively dodge one of the attacks the last boss throws out at you. I usually will lose at least three lives when he pulls it... and of course, that was one of the attacks. I also ended up with one of the bubble attacks twice, which is also no fun. But still, took him down.

Then the chopper. Well, turns out that he can be a cheating SOB. Most runs, he'll start with his right hand, then his left swiping at you, but nooooo, he starts with the left, while I was pumping him full of lead. So there was one more life gone. And another just from being stupid. I've had much better Stage 6 runs... but who cares? It's beaten! Y'all will forgive me if I don't play the game again for quite some time.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by marurun Fri May 12, 2017 10:34 am

Contra and Super Contra are hard, but they never felt cheap to me. Contra III and Hard Corps can feel cheap at times, which makes me a little sad. I think Contra III has more cheap deaths than Hard Corps, though. Hard Corps is slightly more "legit" hard, if you can call it that...
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