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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by PartridgeSenpai Tue May 23, 2017 9:50 pm

Partridge Senpai's 2017 Beaten Games:

1. Tales of Hearts R (Vita)
2. UPPERS (Vita)
3. Volume (Vita)
4. Overlord: Minions (DS)
5. Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS)
6. Overlord II (PS3)
7. Overlord: Dark Legend (Wii)
8. La-Mulana (Remake) (PC)
9. Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
10. htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (Vita)
11. Blood Bowl (360)
12. Dead to Rights: Retribution (360)
13. Bioshock Infinite (360)
14. Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea Part 1 (360)
15. Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 2 (360)
16. Singularity (360)
17. Seifuku Densetsu Pretty Fighter X (Saturn)
18. Ultraman: Hikari No Kyojin Densetsu (Saturn)
19. Donkey Kong 64 (N64) (repeat)
20. Song of the Deep (PS4)
21. Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3 (GCN)
22. Banjo-Tooie (N64) (repeat)
23. Wario Land (VB)
24. Yakuza HD Edition (PS3)
25. Yakuza 2 HD Edition (PS3)
26. Vanquish (PS3)
27. Watchdogs 2 (PS4)
28. Pikmin (Wii)
29. Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
30. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U)
31. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
32. Tales of Innocence R (Vita)
33. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
34. Boing! Docomodake DS (DS)

35. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS)

After thoroughly enjoying Planet Robobot earlier this year, my interest in the other 3DS Kirby game was thoroughly peaked. It's not quiiiite as good as Robobot, but it's still a damn fine game. For reference I got all the sunstones in the Kirby mode.

King Dedede has been kidnapped by scary sky invaders, and it's up to Kirby to rescue him! There are a lot of references to older Kirby games in this. Partly because the keychain collectables you can get are all sprite art from all the other platforming Kirby games, but also in terms of enemies and powers. One thing I really appreciated was all the old, crappy powers that they made good. Powers that i avoided like the plague back in Super Star Ultra like Bird and Ninja are now actually good and fun to use. Circus is still a bit fiddly, but the new Beetle power kicks mad ass and is a great joy to use.

The game is pretty easy, but it's always fun. The level design is impecible HAL work as usual, and the game controls perfectly. The Hypernova gimmick stages aren't quite as fun as Robobot's mech segments from a mechanics and gameplay perspective, but they're much better than the mega-power sections from Return to Dreamland: For all intents and purposes, this is basically a single-player game made with a lot of the RtD assets and improves on that games ideas in basically every way, sans a co-op campaign mode. Especially the "Three Little Waddle Dees" segment made me laugh far more than perhaps it should have X3

The presentation is fantastic. This is a damn pretty 3DS game, and they the 3D Kirby aesthetic looking as stellar as ever. The music is fucking fantastic. Kirby games always have great music, but this might be my favorite Kirby music yet. Tons of funky remixes of old tracks that make me love 'em all over again. The bosses are well designed, and they all have at least two phases (some of which are pretty damn tough). Kirby's health bar is really generously huge, or at least you don't take a lot of damage, really. Especially with the later bosses, their patterns are so tough to take advantage of at time, I found it much easier to just ditch my power and fight them old school-style because of how mobile they were. The final boss especially has a million forms and is fucking epic shit that gives a very satisfying ending to the experience.

Verdict: Highly Recommended. It's not quite as good as Robobot, but you can easily pick it up for well under half the price of that nowadays, and it's a fantastic Kirby game for that price. A kind of love letter to the many Kirbys before it, this is another fantastic entry in the series, even if it will come off as a bit easy for most Kirby veterans.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dsheinem Tue May 23, 2017 9:53 pm

Games Beaten 2017
Inside - PS4
Street Fighter V - PS4
TIMEframe - PC
Rituals - PC
Mother Russia Bleeds - PC
Horizon: Zero Dawn - PS4
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch
Here They Lie - PSVR
Dexed - PSVR
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - PSVR
Last Voyage - iOS
Ghost Blade HD - PS4
What Happened to Edith Finch - PS4
Fast RMX - Switch
Puyo Puyo Tetris - Switch
Garou: Mark of the Wolf - Vita
Star Wars: Republic Commando - PC
Battlefield 1 - PS4
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Switch
Shock Troopers - PC (Arcade) *new*
Shock Troopers 2nd Squad - PC (Arcade) *new*
Gravity Bone -PC *new*
A Thousand Flights of Loving - PC *new*

Total: 23


Previously: 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Saw some Contra, Shock Troopers, Turrican, Metal Slug talk on here recently and decided to play through the Shock Troopers games via their Steam ports. I still think the first one is far superior to the second in almost every way, but both are worth checking out if only to see what SNK did with the 8-driectional shooter genre.

Gravity Bone and its "sequel" A Thousand Flights of Loving are both short first-person mystery/spy/humor games that have some interesting ideas and a lot of charm, but that leave a lot to be desired. There's some interesting ideas around narrative and game design in each, and I'd be interested to see what something fully fleshed out in this series might look like.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Segata Tue May 23, 2017 10:51 pm

Just finished Mushihime-sama Futari Ver 1.5
Last night finished Espgaluda II: Black Label.

Working on extra modes now. I hear Mush has an insane ultra mode as I posted in Guess the game topic. No I will not do well..not even remotely but I want to try it for kicks.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by laurenhiya21 Tue May 23, 2017 11:08 pm

Previously beaten:
1/15: Aviary Attorney (Steam)
1/16: Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star (Steam)
1/27: Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (PSP)
1/31: Harmonia (Steam)
2/21: Yakuza 0 (PS4)
2/28: Cooking Mama: Cook Off (Wii)
3/17: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
3/22: Kirby Super Star (SNES)
4/6: Nier Automata (PS4)

*NEW*
5/11: Persona 3 Portable (PSP)

Total: 10 games

Persona 3 is such weird game for me to look back on. It's one of those games where half the time I was having a good time, and the other time I was hating it and wished it would end already. Obviously I managed to beat it regardless of those bits I didn't like, but I don't think I would ever want to play it again either.

First off, let's talk about the gameplay. The majority of the game, you're either talking with people & progressing the story (which I'll talk about more below) or you're doing combat. The combat portion is a lot of run around in a dungeon, kill Shadows (the baddies), and continue doing that until you can't get any higher in the dungeon. In order to do well in the battles, you need to figure out the Shadow's weakness. Once you figure that out, if you use it against them, you get a free turn and the Shadow goes down. Do that to all the Shadows on screen, and you get the option for an "All Out Attack" which causes a lot of damage to them, usually killing them. The Shadows can also exploit your party's weakness which gets them a free turn, so the battles are a balance of knowing what weaknesses everyone has and trying to exploit the Shadows before they do the same to you. You can equip different Personas which change up what spells you can use and what weaknesses you have, but you do need to be careful of your other party members, as you can't change theirs at all. This is an interesting concept to me, but the problem is that it's suuuuper slow. Most of the Shadow's weaknesses involve using a certain elemental spell, but every time you cast a spell you need to sit through a long animation. Once I had a Persona that could cast all the different elemental spells, a lot of battles I won the first turn but it would take forever since I had to sit through all of these animations. That combined with the crazy amount of floors that you have to go though made the combat very tiring very fast. At least I didn't need to grind much (as I was playing on Easy) but I still just wanted to skip it and go back to the story bits.

And speaking of story, in Persona 3, at midnight a big tower appears with Shadows in them. During that time, everyone other than Persona users sleep in these coffins and are unaware of all this happening. Your job is to go into the tower with your band of friends, defeat the Shadows, and find a way to get rid of the tower. At first I thought this sounded interesting, but it really doesn't develop too much more than that. At least, not in a way that interested me. You learn about people who want to stop you and where the tower came from in the first time, but most of the time it's going into the tower until you reach a block and then not much usually happens until the next section opens up. At least the characters were mostly interesting (big exception being Junpei who is annoying but also has a lot of screen time ugh), and honestly that was probably the biggest reason why I stuck through the game. I often looked forward to when I could raise some Social Links (kind of link side stories for the characters), so if that wasn't there I think I would of dropped this long ago. That being said, I couldn't help thinking the whole time that Persona 4 had better characters and story. I guess that's good that Atlus was able to improve on that, but it didn't help while playing Persona 3.

Another aspect of the game is being able to capture Personas and combining them into better ones... but honestly there's not a whole lot I can say about it. It's interesting, but I never understood how to combine them very well and get certain skills on certain Personas (like the game wants you to do for certain side quests). Plus for a large portion of the game I was able to stick with one persona (who had no weaknesses), and I just stuck a bunch of good spells on him and nearly maxed his stats so he was better than any Persona I could make anyway.

So uh... As I'm typing this up, it almost sounds like I hated the game :lol: I think I probably would of liked this game more if I hadn't played Persona 4. They have the same combat system, but Persona 4 had a much more interesting story and it felt like it dished out a story nugget more frequently than Persona 3. So it's not like I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, but you definitely want to make sure that you're fine with a ton of combat.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 pm

laurenhiya21 wrote:I was playing on Easy


:?

Nah, I can't really blame you with Persona 3. The incessant character dialogues and social linking seemed to be the point of P3 (in stark contrast to SMT3). Congrats on sticking through to the end, you had more patience then I did with this one.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by noiseredux Tue May 23, 2017 11:51 pm

In my old age I've come to be ok with changing difficulty in single player games if that's what makes it fun. I have nothing to prove to anyone. I play games to unwind and have fun. So I get that.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Wed May 24, 2017 12:08 am

noiseredux wrote:In my old age I've come to be ok with changing difficulty in single player games if that's what makes it fun. I have nothing to prove to anyone. I play games to unwind and have fun. So I get that.

Sure, that's understandable. We all play games for different reasons, seeking different avenues of enjoyment. So if you enjoy playing games on easy, that's your choice, have fun! Conversely, for some gamers overcoming difficult challenges is unwinding in and of itself. (Please understand I was only teasing laurenhiya21 with the emoticon above.)
I don't want to derail this thread like I did with the unpopular opinions thread about this topic, as there are a lot of strong opinions about it. But I'm considering making a dedicated thread to discuss gaming difficulty in an intellectual and (hopefully) dispassionate manner.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by laurenhiya21 Wed May 24, 2017 12:43 am

Haha, when I played Persona 4 I stuck with Easy and that was a fine enough level for me, so that's why I stuck with Easy with Persona 3. Playing any higher difficulty would just be less enjoyable for me and take more time to beat. 54 hours was long enough haha.

And no worries, Exhum. I knew you were teasing :P
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dunpeal2064 Wed May 24, 2017 3:30 am

Segata wrote:Just finished Mushihime-sama Futari Ver 1.5
Last night finished Espgaluda II: Black Label.

Working on extra modes now. I hear Mush has an insane ultra mode as I posted in Guess the game topic. No I will not do well..not even remotely but I want to try it for kicks.


If you are credit-feeding, you will do just fine in Ultra, since its impossible to lose.

If these are 1ccs, then that is damn impressive. Either way, glad to see these games getting some love, hope you enjoyed them.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Segata Wed May 24, 2017 4:00 am

dunpeal2064 wrote:
Segata wrote:Just finished Mushihime-sama Futari Ver 1.5
Last night finished Espgaluda II: Black Label.

Working on extra modes now. I hear Mush has an insane ultra mode as I posted in Guess the game topic. No I will not do well..not even remotely but I want to try it for kicks.


If you are credit-feeding, you will do just fine in Ultra, since its impossible to lose.

If these are 1ccs, then that is damn impressive. Either way, glad to see these games getting some love, hope you enjoyed them.

Loved them. I'm not great at them. I just see how long I can survive in a cave game. I do play on normal and above. I am getting better tho. I do have a couple 1cc to my name but not in a cave game. Not yet anyway. Someday. Mush I enjoyed the most. Still need to get a Dono game. Loved Akai Katana. Deathsmiles is alright. Guwange is..eh it's ok. Esp II is darn good. Mush might be the best playing one of the ones I played for me. Akai has the best OST.
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