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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:31 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:ooof. Missed the fact it was PS4, thought it was Vita.

I'll live.

It's on Vita if you know Japanese, and given how many Japanese RPGs you own, I somehow doubt that's a big barrier for you.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:56 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?)
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)
68) Mega Man 8 (SAT) (7.0) (8/17) (~4 hours)
69) Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (PS4) (8.0) (8/19) (4h42m)
70) Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3) (6.5) (8/25) (~30 minutes)
71) Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) (7.5) (8/27) (25 hours?)

So, I finally finished Miles Edgeworth. I never quite know how to score these games. I don't think it's quite worthy of an 8.0, but it's a really solid entry in the series. Really, I felt that several of the entries on DS were just a little too goofy for their own good, and while ME also has this at points, it is content to tell a more serious tale overall.

The nice part of this one is that there are legitimate concessions to old-school point-and-click adventure gaming, and I love that they worked those segments in with the usual visual novel-style gameplay. The spritework on the characters in these sequences are also really nice.

As always with AA{/i] games, there are some fairly contrived sequences to set things up that aren't terribly realistic. Some of the logic is pretty simple, and sometimes you've got something figured out, but aren't quite sure where the game wants you to present a certain piece of evidence. Also, I'm pretty convinced that a few of the characters are completely brain-dead. You [i]will roll your eyes at some of the testimony when you or your friends are accused of a particular crime. Come to think of it, that actually happens a lot, and it's probably overused, even if the goal is to create more tension.

If you like the series, though, you'll like this game. I thought it was better than most of the series, with the original AA residing at the top of the heap for me. (I do still need to play everything that has come after this game, though. Dual Destinies is next on my docket for the series.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by MrPopo Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:03 am

Glad you enjoyed your time with Strike Suit Zero elkin. It's another KS success. The Heroes of the Fleet was DLC for the original game and got rolled into the Director's Cut update. Aside from some difficulty adjustments (the original game is definitely harder) the biggest change is they reordered the first few missions so that you get the prototype ship with Strike mode on the second mission. Originally you got it in mission four as I recall; essentially you took your fighter to the location of the fleet that got its ass kicked, and seeing that destruction gets your commander to decide it's a good idea to check out this research station in case there's something that can help even the odds.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by noiseredux Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:22 am

1. Fire Emblem Heroes (Android)
2. Sara Is Missing (Android)
3. Civilization V (PC)
4. Portal 2 (PC)
5. Halo Wars 2 (PC)
6. Mario Run (Android)
7. Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition (Android)
8. Diablo III (PC)
9. Madden NFL 18: Longshot (Xbox One)

so Longshot is the story mode in Madden 18. The first time a Madden game had a story mode. And it's really pretty great. It feels like akin to something Telltale would make. Almost like playing an interactive movie. The story was far more emotional than I would have expected. This isn't a football game, it's a game about football. The sort of game I'd recommend to anyone who enjoyed movies like We Are Marshall or Varsity Blues.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:29 am

noiseredux wrote:1. Fire Emblem Heroes (Android)
2. Sara Is Missing (Android)
3. Civilization V (PC)
4. Portal 2 (PC)
5. Halo Wars 2 (PC)
6. Mario Run (Android)
7. Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition (Android)
8. Diablo III (PC)
9. Madden NFL 18: Longshot (Xbox One)

so Longshot is the story mode in Madden 18. The first time a Madden game had a story mode. And it's really pretty great. It feels like akin to something Telltale would make. Almost like playing an interactive movie. The story was far more emotional than I would have expected. This isn't a football game, it's a game about football. The sort of game I'd recommend to anyone who enjoyed movies like We Are Marshall or Varsity Blues.

I...might actually look into that.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by noiseredux Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:16 am

you should. It's awesome. There is *some* football playing - some in the form of training drills, and others as flashbacks to high school/college, and then a kind of challenge section. But you'll never play a full game of football in the story. And much of Longshot deals with the non-playing stuff like making binary decisions to advance the story and effect relationships. There's even sections where you have to be interviewed and that will change how the media (and NFL teams) view your character.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:10 pm

Dude, that sounds awesome. I'll probably wait a few years until I can pick it up for like $5, but that definitely sounds like something I'd enjoy.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:28 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)
58. Deus Ex* (PC)
59. Momodora III (PC)
60. Mega Man 7* (PS4, MMLC2)
61. Mega Man 8* (PS4, MMLC2)
62. Mega Man 9* (PS4, MMLC2)
63. Mega Man 10* (PS4, MMLC2)
64. Rockman & Forte* (SNES)
65. Mega Man Legends (PSX)


* replay

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is great, just like the first. Lots of extras and some new remixed challenges, it also has all the add on stuff for Mega Man 10. One major difference is that this collection doesn't have a direct save state. Instead you can save, but it's more like a checkpoint... you'll usually load from the double boss doors, almost like using a coin for another life. I also think I've heard the one save is shared across all games, but I'm not sure. On the flip side, 8-10 have a save feature anyways.

Mega Man 7 - I went in pretty optimistic since it had been so long since I last played this one... well this is quite possibly the last time I ever play it haha. Everything is bad. Mega Man's lanky weird huge sprite, the controls, the slightly annoying music and instruments used, etc. The difficulty spikes so hard in the second half its bizarre. I was stuck on Wily for a bit with two E tanks struggling, I could have just went back and gotten more to make it easier... but I was so ready for this to be over with I eventually powered through it.

Mega Man 8 - I was also really excited since it's been ages and this one rules. The 90's vibes are intoxicatingly strong and awesome. I still would love to know how this was dubbed, Dr Light's performance makes Resident Evil PSX look like an oscar nominee drama. But you can't help but laugh and enjoy the charm. The game is gorgeous and the music rocks. I love how the boss powers are used on another button, while your main buster can still be used with the normal fire button. Some of the levels are a bit too gimmicky and I prefer simplicity, but for what it is, Mega Man 8 is awesome. I do find it very odd they took out E tanks though. But since it's not as painfully annoying as 7, I didn't mind that.

Mega Man 9 - This game is incredible. I still don't really agree with some that think it's one of the best, but I kind of have no idea how to order my favorites after 2-3 anyways. I don't mind that they took out the mega buster, but I still think sliding could have made for some interesting level design. Either way, this game is pretty much flawless and pure bliss. Playable Proto Man is epic, but the two shot buster drives me insane haha.

Mega Man 10 - This one gets a little slack it seems, because it was Capcom going for the nostalgia pull a full second time around. But I still love it. I think it has a few more standout tracks compared to 9, and the additional difficulty levels changing up the enemy and platform placement is pretty neat. Playable 8bit Bass is really cool too, I blasted through it with him after finishing it with Mega Man and it was awesome. Overall yeah I think I like 9 more, but 10 isn't bad at all. The Wily tower joke is pretty amazing too.

Rockman & Forte - Mega Man & Bass, here's where the Legacy Collection 2 completely fails... why was this not on the collection? Technically 9 back in the day, MM&B is one of the coolest taking various elements from 7-8 and even some of the X games I'd say. It's one of the hardest by far too (I say this as someone who doesn't struggle with X6 much), they weren't messing around with this. Some pixel perfect jumping and boss dodging is required. The music is incredible and the graphics are out of this world for a 1998 SNES game. I love that they re-use some assets from 8, so this has none of the ugly issues that 7 has. There's a lot of replay value with this one too and all the purchasable items, CD's, playable Bass, etc. I own the GBA version, but I recall the music sounding nasty and the aspect ratio was kind of messed up. Just emulate the SNES version. If you have never played it but love the Mega Man games, you definitely need to check this one out. It's better than 8 to me and maybe even some others, would have been neat to get a few more in this style.

Mega Man Legends - I started this game up in the middle of Horizon Zero Dawn and it killed it. It's been awesome seeing some users here get to this one this past year or two, finally it was my turn. I played and owned Legends 2 back in the day, but I weirdly can't remember much about it at all outside of the snowy beginning area and the final boss fight. Somehow I missed out on Legends, but the time was now... and it was incredible. It's amazing how well this game holds up visually. This game predates Ocarina of Time by a full year and does a lot of similar things, with Z like targeting, the progression with getting new equipment and abilities, how the town and side quests work, etc. It also gave me some cool Blaster Master Blasting Again vibes, I loved the huge interconnected dungeon and those were my favorite parts. On one hand there is maybe a few negatives, like the music doesn't stand out a ton for a Mega Man game, and some of the bosses were frustrating but I admittedly got most of them a second or third time around. Overall though, this game is oozing with charm and holds up so well, I can't believe it took me this long to get to it. I had such a huge smile plaything through it with the charming world and lovable characters, the sendoff at the end was perfect. I did a handful of side quests and took my time, but I'm still craving more... I think it's time to replay Legends 2. 8)

Mega Man > Mario / Sonic.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:49 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?)
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)
68) Mega Man 8 (SAT) (7.0) (8/17) (~4 hours)
69) Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (PS4) (8.0) (8/19) (4h42m)
70) Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3) (6.5) (8/25) (~30 minutes)
71) Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) (7.5) (8/27) (25 hours?)
72) Daikatana (GBC) (6.5) (8/28) (~3 hours)

Daikatana for GBC ends up surprisingly good compared to the reputation of its big brother. It's still not amazing, of course; it takes the form of a Zelda-like, but more straightforward, and rather short and mostly linear. Nothing wrong with that, of course! I think if you're looking for something off the beaten path, it's worth giving a shot, just to see that the whole thing somehow wasn't garbage.

Also, that story is bat-mess insane. And communicated in the truncated GBC style, it feels even more weird and discordant. Maybe it makes a bit more sense in the PC version. (Not that it's complicated, but it has a lot in common with older NES games the way it's presented.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:50 am

1. Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero (Wii U)
2. Blek (iOS)
3. Bloo Kid 2 (3DS)
4. HarmoKnight (3DS)
5. 3D Fantasy Zone II W (3DS)
6. Fantasy Zone (SMS/3DS)
7. 3D Fantasy Zone Opa Opa Bros. (ARC/3DS)
8. Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa Opa (SMS/3DS)
9. 3D Classics Twinbee (NES/3DS)
10. Rainbow Bell a/k/a Twinbee (ARC/DS)
11. The Legend of Zelda:Breath of the Wild (Wii U)
12. The Guardian Legend (NES)
13. The Clash at Demonhead (NES)
14. The Goonies II (NES)
15. Day of the Tentacle Remastered (iOS)
16. Mario Kart 64 (N64/Wii U)
17. Drancia Saga (3DS)
18. Chain Blaster (3DS)
19. Color Commando (DS)
20. Ace Mathician (DS)
21. Jump Trials Supreme (3DS)
22. Dragon Quest VII (3DS)
23. Fairune II (3DS)
24. RBI Baseball (NES)
25. River City Tokyo Rumble (3DS)


Fairune II is a very solid 3DS eShop exclusive. It has great sprite-work, and it plays like a combination of Ys and The Legend of Zelda. The combat, however, is much shallower than either game and, if you think about it, completely unnecessary. It really is more of a game about finding the right path than anything else. Currently, you have to be willing to put up with at least a little bit of Amos wondering, but the feeling of discovery throughout the game is worth it. If you enjoyed the first game, you will enjoy this one too. If not, you probably won't.

RBI Baseball is a classic sports game that I played through for the summer games challenge. The Detroit Tigers had a rough season, but I'd like to think that they had a lot of fun off the field. The single-player mood is much weaker than the multiplayer mode, but I still had some fun with it. I will likely play it with my children sometime, but I very much doubt I will play through another season anytime soon.

River City Tokyo Rumble is a Kunio-Kun game that plays almost identically to River City Ransom. That game is one of the best beat 'me ups, however, so that isn't a bad thing. The sprite work is as distinctive as ever, and the game is a lot of fun to play. It also references a lot of the series' other games, and it even has a final level pull directly out of Double Dragon. It is a bit easy, however and it is also very short. Accordingly it is very hard to recommend as a full price, retail 3DS game. I enjoyed it, however, and if you are a fan of the Kunio-Kun series I suggest at least trying it out.
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