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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ExedExes Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:16 pm

1. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - PC (March 9)
*NEW* 2. Saints Row IV - PC (June 22)

I beat the game yesterday, but due to a big update on Pokemon GO, couldn't post until today.

Next in the "how few games can Exed beat this year" lineup is one that took me a great deal of time to finish, Saints Row IV. I got the Game of the Century edition off of Steam, only to find out that GOG finally was selling it not too long ago. Not a problem, used GOG Connect to get a DRM-free copy of the same exact edition!

So yes, you may remember how thoroughly impressed I was with Saints Row The Third. I read that they wanted to make the fourth entry far more over the top but also make it a huge shout out to the fans of the other three games. They did that and more here. Super powers, returning characters, presidents and aliens, oh my! New vehicles, new weapons, more licensed music than ever before. One of my favorite things in the third game were the diversions (activities) apart from the main quest, and there's even MORE of these in IV! I did eventually get all the gold medals in all of the challenges, but I fell short of completing everything. But still, I had a fantastic time returning to a virtual simulation of Steelport and getting a feel for the other 2 games in the series I haven't played. This is highly recommended and so much so that Steam said I spent nearly 60 hours playing this. Yeah. It was that good.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:36 pm

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)
38) Operation C (GB) (7.5) (5/22) (~1 hour)

June:
39) Super Dodge Ball (NES) (9.5) (6/1) (~15 minutes)
40) Bare Knuckle III (GEN) (7.5) (6/3) (~1 hour)
41) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) (9.5) (6/5) (~30 minutes)
42) Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear (GB) (4.0) (6/8) (~1 hour)
43) Castlevania: The Adventure (GB) (3.5) (6/9) (~1 hour)
44) Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (PC) (8.0) (6/15) (~8.5 hours)
45) Streets of Rage (GEN) (9.0) (6/17) (~45 minutes)
46) Ghouls 'N Ghosts (GEN) (6.5) (6/17) (~4 hours)
47) Contra: Hard Corps (GEN) (8.5) (6/18) (~50 minutes)
48) Mighty Gunvolt Burst (NS) (7.5) (6/23) (~3 hours?)

Gonna keep this one short. Mighty Gunvolt Burst is a decent Mega Man-like. Weapon customization is interesting, although it can definitely break the game in places. It also is a bit difficult to set up your weakness weapons for bosses, as the customizations take a bit too long. Exploration is pretty fun, there are a few hidden items around, and the controls are tight. Not a huge fan of the Burst mechanic, which requires killing an enemy up close, which is absolutely antithetical to a Mega Man game in my opinion... unless you're playing Zero in MMX4. I should play it ignoring that mechanic and see how I like it. The only benefit is increasing your end-of-stage score.

So, it's an okay purchase for $10. Not amazing, but solid. And I reckon I was desperate for something else to play on the Switch. :P
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:40 pm

ExedExes wrote:1. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - PC (March 9)
*NEW* 2. Saints Row IV - PC (June 22)

I beat the game yesterday, but due to a big update on Pokemon GO, couldn't post until today.

Next in the "how few games can Exed beat this year" lineup is one that took me a great deal of time to finish, Saints Row IV. I got the Game of the Century edition off of Steam, only to find out that GOG finally was selling it not too long ago. Not a problem, used GOG Connect to get a DRM-free copy of the same exact edition!

So yes, you may remember how thoroughly impressed I was with Saints Row The Third. I read that they wanted to make the fourth entry far more over the top but also make it a huge shout out to the fans of the other three games. They did that and more here. Super powers, returning characters, presidents and aliens, oh my! New vehicles, new weapons, more licensed music than ever before. One of my favorite things in the third game were the diversions (activities) apart from the main quest, and there's even MORE of these in IV! I did eventually get all the gold medals in all of the challenges, but I fell short of completing everything. But still, I had a fantastic time returning to a virtual simulation of Steelport and getting a feel for the other 2 games in the series I haven't played. This is highly recommended and so much so that Steam said I spent nearly 60 hours playing this. Yeah. It was that good.

This is pretty tempting with $5 in my Steam wallet... I didn't finish 3 though and have been pretty burned out on city sandboxes, along with not caring for the more Crackdown direction the series has gone (and I loved Crackdown 1!). But yeah, maybe it's worth some random fun.

How are the sim/gang elements? Like buying and building up safe houses, having gangs around, etc. I loved that stuff about 2 and these kind of games.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:57 pm

Xeogred wrote:This is pretty tempting with $5 in my Steam wallet...

No, screw that. Get Depth. It's only $5 right now, and it's the best asymmetrical multiplayer game I've ever played (other than ZombiU's local multiplayer).
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:24 pm

What do you mean by asymmetrical multiplayer? Is it broken? lol

I don't really play multiplayer much though, but some of my friends do have that and it looks pretty neat.
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by MrPopo Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:30 pm

Xeogred wrote:What do you mean by asymmetrical multiplayer? Is it broken? lol

Asymmetrical just means that players are not on even footing but that doesn't mean the game isn't balanced. For example, Evolve is an asymmetrical multiplayer game, where you have the one giant creature vs. a team of four squishy humans.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:44 pm

I never would have guessed that at all, lmao. No multiplayer/online gaming lingo for me.

That sounds cool though. Kind of like the new Friday the 13th game I guess, which also looks fun.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:43 pm

Yeah, in Depth, four players are divers equipped with various sorts of harpoon guns (you buy weapons in a Counter-Strike style) who protect and follow this treasure hunting robot on a dive while two players play as sharks who try to kill the divers and destroy the robot. It's REALLY well balanced and REALLY addicting.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:03 pm

I must report, that I spent that $5 on Life is Strange.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:46 am

Xeogred wrote:I must report, that I spent that $5 on Life is Strange.

Normally I'd be disappointed that it wasn't Depth, but that's a phenomenal game. You chose well.
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