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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:19 pm

You're right, at the moment there are a couple of disk + plastic case copies on eBay right now for ~$30. Not bad at all, though more expensive than most FDS games.

My problem with FDS shopping on eBay is that I frequently can only find complete games, which are naturally more expensive.

As far as I know, it's actually the FDS original that's emulated on the VC.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Flake Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:16 pm

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 (PS4)
Castlevania (NES/WiiU)

August:
Castlevania The Adventure: Rebirth (Wiiware)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA/WiiU)
Ultra Street Fighter II (Switch)
Megaman 8 (PS4)


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If you're a member of our Slack channel (and if you aren't f**k you), then you know how much I love Megaman 8. As in, I will be an Aaron Burr to your Hamilton were you to insist MM2 is comparable. The PS4 version has a few problems I didn't see coming but fortunately, it's all in the visuals department; There appears to be a limit to how much you can upscale 32 bit era sprite work to a modern 44 inch TV. That said, the game is still incredibly playable and even the 'jump jump, slide slide' parts are veritable masterpieces to hear our own AlienJesus to tell it. The Megaman Legacy Collection 2 is worth buying.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by strangenova Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:18 pm

I love Megaman 8 as well, never understood all the hate that it gets from people. Seven is one that I don't care for however.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:25 pm

strangenova wrote:I love Megaman 8 as well, never understood all the hate that it gets from people. Seven is one that I don't care for however.

I agree with this sentiment. I think Mega Man 2 and MM9 are the best of the series, though.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by PartridgeSenpai Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:26 pm

What's a "slack channel?" I hear all these people talk about it but I've never understood what it is. Is it something else on the website? O.o
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by strangenova Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:30 pm

Sarge wrote:
strangenova wrote:I love Megaman 8 as well, never understood all the hate that it gets from people. Seven is one that I don't care for however.

I agree with this sentiment. I think Mega Man 2 and MM9 are the best of the series, though.

It's been a long time since i've played 9 so I won't speak to it, but 2 is the best in the classic series.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:47 pm

PartridgeSenpai wrote:What's a "slack channel?" I hear all these people talk about it but I've never understood what it is. Is it something else on the website? O.o


http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50785
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by prfsnl_gmr Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:50 pm

Sarge wrote:
strangenova wrote:I love Megaman 8 as well, never understood all the hate that it gets from people. Seven is one that I don't care for however.

I agree with this sentiment. I think Mega Man 2 and MM9 are the best of the series, though.


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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by pierrot Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:30 pm

I also love Megaman 8, but I probably like Megaman 3 the most in the classic series, by just the tiniest of margins. I haven't played 5, 6, 9, or 10, though.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:04 am

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?)
49) Exile's End (PC) (8.0) (6/24) (~5 hours)

July:
50) Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) (8.5) (7/1) (16h53m)
51) Pharaoh Rebirth+ (PC) (8.0) (7/3) (7 hours)
52) Jackal (NES) (9.0) (7/9) (45 minutes)
53) Golden Axe III (NES) (2.5) (7/9) (~45 minutes)
54) Rygar (NES) (7.0) (7/10) (~2 hours)
55) Faxanadu (NES) (8.0) (7/14) (~6 hours)
56) Tekken 3 (PSX) (6.0) (7/24) (~20 minutes)
57) Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) (8.5) (7/30) (38h16m)

August:
58) Contra: The Alien Wars (GB) (3.5) (8/1) (~30 minutes)
59) Super Smash Bros. (N64) (8.0) (8/6) (~20 minutes)
60) Battletoads (Japan) (NES) (7.5) (8/10) (~40 minutes)
61) Castle of Dragon (NES) (2.5) (8/10) (~1 hour)
62) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (NES) (3.0) (8/10) (~30 minutes)
63) Strider (NES) (6.5) (8/11) (~2 hours)
64) Commando (NES) (3.5) (8/11) (~1 hour)
65) Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (NES) (6.5) (8/12) (~1h30m)
66) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (GEN) (4.0) (8/12) (~1 hour)
67) Dragon Scroll: Yomigaerishi Maryuu (NES) (5.0) (8/13) (~4 hours)

I actually like Dragon Scroll a bit more than that 5.0 lets on, but there's an egregious puzzle in there. Without a guide, I have no idea how you'd figure it out, because none of the NPCs said anything about how to access the area. Completely, totally ridiculous. Peak troll level Konami.

Other than that, some of the other stuff can be sussed out, but the game certainly doesn't make it easy. Random statues to shoot, some of which have to be hit with magic, others just with shots, chests revealed with rain storms that aren't alluded to... I mean, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the game was crafted with guide-buying in mind.

Mechanically, though, it's quite solid. The combat seems a little weird to start, but as you upgrade your staff, you can hit enemies at range, and also do more damage. You also find other accoutrements along the way, the most important of which is the Silver Ring that doubles your walking speed.

Anyway, I'd always been kind of curious about the game since playing it some time ago when the translation patch dropped. I'm... kinda glad I did, but it still boggles the mind how badly those puzzles were. At least Zelda did a good job of pointing you in the right direction.
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