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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Segata Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:05 pm

Ghost Bade HD-PS4


I got the Limited Edition from Play Asia yesterday and been waiting for this game for months. It was worth the wait even tho the game is over faster than a virgins first time. It's only 5 stages. Four of the five stages are challenging. The first stage is easy peasy. This is not a Shmup that allows credit feeding. You start with 3 lives and 3 continues. You can get extra lives once in a while on a stage. It's very rare tho from my experience. The first time I played the game I died on the final boss with no lives no continues and to make the defeat sting even more, the boss had a sliver of health left. My second attempt to play the game I played better. I beat the final boss with one life remaining and 2 continues. It's a thrilling game for how short it is. The music is awesome but I have yet to play a Shmup where the music wasn't great. The game offers 2 playable ships each with their own traits. It has a score attack mode. 2 player mode and lastly a training mode. The training mode acts like a stage select. I greatly enjoyed it.


The entire time I played, I looked like this.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by wclem Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:47 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:No shame in save states. Unless some of these elitist pricks want to start paying for my games, I'm going to play however I want to, and to hell with anyone who thinks otherwise.



Amen, just simply, Amen my man!
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by foxhound1022 Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:48 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:No shame in save states. Unless some of these elitist pricks want to start paying for my games, I'm going to play however I want to, and to hell with anyone who thinks otherwise.


Nice to know I'm an elitist prick because I don't like to use save states.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:56 am

foxhound1022 wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:No shame in save states. Unless some of these elitist pricks want to start paying for my games, I'm going to play however I want to, and to hell with anyone who thinks otherwise.


Nice to know I'm an elitist prick because I don't like to use save states.

You're only an elitist prick if you criticize other people for doing so.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:05 am

Games Beaten in 2017 So Far - 78
* denotes a replay

January (10 Games Beaten)
1. Persona 4 Arena - Playstation January 1
2. Chrono Trigger - SNES - January 7
3. Ys: The Vanished Omens - Master System - January 8
4. MUSHA - Genesis - January 10
5. Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below - PlayStation 4 - January 11
6. Ys I - TurboGrafx-CD - January 13
7. Ys II - TurboGrafx-CD - January 14
8. Dragon Quest Builders - PlayStation 4 - January 23
9. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - PlayStation 4 - January 26
10. School Girl/Zombie Hunter - PlayStation 4 - January 29


February (12 Games Beaten)
11. Fire Emblem Heroes - Android - February 3
12. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - Wii U - February 5
13. Dante's Inferno - PlayStation 3 - February 7
14. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - DS - February 11
15. Persona 4: Dancing All Night - Vita - February 12
16. Sniper Elite 4 - PlayStation 4 - February 17
17. Pony Quest - NES - February 19
18. Halo Wars 2 - Xbox One - February 22
19. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions - PlayStation Portable - February 24
20. Hotline Miami - PlayStation 4 - February 26
21. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light - Famicom - February 27
22. Bad Dudes - NES - February 28


March (6 Games Beaten)
23. Root Letter - PlayStation 4 - March 2
24. Vroom in the Night Sky - Switch - March 10
25. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch - March 17
26. Super Bomberman R - Switch - March 18
27. Super Mario Run - Android - March 24
28. I Am Setsuna - Switch - March 24


April (9 Games Beaten)
29. Mass Effect: Andromeda - PlayStation 4 - April 1
30. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army - PlayStation 4 - April 2
31. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 - PlayStation 4 - April 2
32. New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers - Switch - April 3
33. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 3 - PlayStation 4 - April 4
34. Persona 5 - PlayStation 4 - April 17
35. Alienation - PlayStation 4 - April 18
36. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - PlayStation 4 - April 23
37. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - PlayStation 4 - April 29


May (14 Games Beaten)
38. Puyo Puyo Tetris - Switch - May 4
39. Fire Emblem Gaiden - Famicom - May 6
40. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Switch - May 6
41. Outlast II - PlayStation 4 - May 7
42. Dishonored - PlayStation 4 - May 10
43. Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! - Switch - May 12
44. Pikmin - Gamecube - May 12
45. Metal Slug - Neo Geo MVS - May 13*
46. Dariusburst CS: Chronicle Savior - PlayStation 4 - May 14
47. Batman: The TellTale Series - PlayStation 4 - May 17
48. Batman: Arkham VR - PlayStation 4 - May 18
49. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - 3DS - May 25
50. Farpoint - PlayStation 4 - May 27
51. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Xbox 360 - May 29


June (10 Games Beaten)
52. Star Trek: Bridge Crew - PlayStation 4 - June 2
53. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - PlayStation 4 - June 3
54. Rebel Galaxy - PC - June 18
55. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Vita - June 20
56. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - PC - June 21*
57. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead - PC - June 21
58. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough - PC - June 22
59. Aliens Versus Predator - PC - June 23
60. Army Men - PC - June 24*
61. Apartment 666 - PC - June 26


July (16 Game Beaten)
62. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist - Genesis - July 12*
63. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone - PlayStation 4 - July 15
64. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine - PlayStation 4 - July 22
65. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PlayStation 4 - July 24
66. Splatoon 2 - Switch - July 25
67. Kamiko - Switch - July 25
68. Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge - Xbox - July 26
69. Panzer Dragoon - Saturn - July 27*
70. Snake Pass - Switch - July 27
71. Buck Bumble - Nintendo 64 - July 28*
72. Castlevania - NES - July 29
73. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - NES - July 29
74. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - NES - July 29
75. Super Castlevania IV - SNES - July 30
76. Castlevania Adventure - Game Boy - July 30
77. Castlevania Adventure Rebirth - Wii - July 30
78. Contra Rebirth - Wii - July 31


78. Contra Rebirth - Wii - July 31

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Contra Rebirth is one of Konami's "rebirth" games along with Castlevania Adventure Rebirth and Gradius Rebirth, taking their respective series back to their 2D roots from the 8-bit and 16-bit eras.  Contra Rebirth takes everything that made its 8-bit and 16-bit predecessors amazing and modernizes it.  the result is an exemplary game that is well worth the $10 asking price.

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Contra Rebirth a side scrolling shooter featuring some bizarre storyline about which absolutely no one cares involving future aliens going into the past to invade primitive past Earth, forcing the galactic president to send future Super 'Murica guys into the past to shoot everything with a pulse.  The gameplay is definitely this game's strongest aspect; it's all the great run-n-gun action that you remember from the NES Contra, although it is muuuuch more forgiving than its ancestors.  Like I mentioned in my review for Castlevania Adventure Rebirth, Contra Rebirth features three difficulty settings (although stage 6, the real final boss, and the true ending can't be unlocked on Easy) as well as the option to increase your number of lives up to a maximum of seven.

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The visuals are great, bringing bright colors and well designed sprites while keeping true to the feel of the original games.  The music is similarly spectacular, the soundtrack being comprised of remixes and new arrangements of old and classic Contra tunes.  The game also, thankfully, carries the mid-stage checkpoints and unlimited continues over from Castlevania Adventure Rebirth.  The hit detection can, at times, be a bit spotty as there were a couple times I think my shot should have hit an enemy but a lot of times that an enemy's shot definitely should have killed me.  That said, though, those instances weren't extraordinarily common in my playthrough, and the addicting fun of the game more than makes up for a few mechanical flaws.

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Contra Rebirth is a fantastic game for $10 and really showed the potential of the WiiWare platform when developers really used it well.  It's a bite sized game that can serve as a low-cost entry into a series that you might either have missed out on back in the day or just didn't have the skill level to enjoy fully.  It's a bit on the short side, but $10 is a very fair price for an addicting 2 player experience with four playable characters and six stages to fight through.  Fans of Contra and fans of the Wii need to make sure to check this one out.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Flake Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:11 am

January:
Super Mario Bros Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 (GBA/WiiU)
Super Mario Bros Advance 2: Yoshi's Island (GBA/WiiU)
Wario Land 4 (GBA/WiiU)

March:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)

April:
Front Mission 3 (PS1/PSTV)
Mega Man 2 (PS4)

May:
Megaman 3 (PS4)
Megaman 4 (PS4)
Megaman 5 (PS4)
Megaman (PS4)
Megaman 6 (PS4)

June:
Megaman Legends (PSX)
Final Fantasy X HD (PS4)

July:
Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (PS3)
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS4)
Adventures of Mana (PSTV)
Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope (Switch)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Castlevania (NES/WiiU)

August:
Castlevania The Adventure: Rebirth (Wiiware)

To echo Elkin's sentiment regarding Stage 5 on this game, WTF and where are my wall chickens??

But other than one level out of 6 suffering from some sadistic game design, the rest of Castlevania Rebirth was fantastic. I am impressed by the effort that was put into the artwork of the game, the logical tweaks to the control scheme that pays homage to the old school Castlevania style while incorporating some important QoL elements. I loved the music - if I had any complaint about the music, it's that "Theme of Simon Belmont" did not play until the very end and only for a brief period of time.

Konami put real work into this game and it's kind of odd that it has never seen the light of day on any compilation or re-release.
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by Xeogred Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:52 am

I need to check out Contra Rebirth. Castlevania Rebirth was good, but like you guys have said the last level was a pain, along with the final boss. Pretty sure I did it on normal and it was brutal. I don't see myself replaying that one. Contra Rebirth looks a bit better to me.

So who's going to play Gradius Rebirth?
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by foxhound1022 Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:59 am

@ Elkin - I try not to tell anyone else how to play, just a restriction I put on myself. When I was big into shmups, my rationale was that if you were playing said game at the arcade, you couldn't start from an exact point.

I know it seems silly, but I guess I'm just stuck in my old ways.

@Xeogred - I have all three and enjoy them immensely.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:03 pm

Hey man, as long as you're not trying to tell me how to play the game, I'm not gonna criticize anyone for how they play. :wink:
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by Xeogred Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:20 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)
36. Super C (NES)
37. Final Fight 2* (SNES)
38. Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES)
39. Final Fight 3* (SNES)
40. Operation C (GB)
41. Contra Hard Corps [End B] (Genesis)
42. Mega Turrican (Genesis)
43. Prey (PC)
44. Dark Souls 3 DLC: Ashes of Ariandel & The Ringed City (PS4)
45. Spec Ops: The Line (PC)
46. System Shock" Enhanced Edition (PC)
47. Tekken 7 (PS4)
48. Nier Automata [Platinum] (PS4)
49. Nier (B) (PS3)
50. Drakengard 3 (A-C) (PS3)
51. FEAR Extraction Point* (PC)
52. FEAR Perseus Mandate* (PC)
53. Transmissions: Element 120 (PC)
54. Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
55. Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
56. Sonic CD* (PC)
57. Alan Wake* (PC)

* replay

My second time through Alan Wake, now on PC. Loved it back in the day and it was fun to run through again, but time hasn't been perfect to this one. The issue I have is that the gameplay is incredibly simplistic and repetitive. The light and gun thing was kind of cool at the time, but in retrospect... you've got ~4 guns to work with, two "grenade" types, and about ~3 enemy types along with birds. Some of the levels drag on a lot and it's kind of a slog at times. But the character and charm is amazing, it's a shame Remedy will probably never finish off the story with that cliffhanger. Quantum Break has never sounded as good but I might check it out on a sale.
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