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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by PresidentLeever Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:17 pm

Sonic Mania (PC): http://minirevver.weebly.com/sonic-mania-pc.html

Beat it fully as Sonic and really enjoyed it overall, would like to try 2-player soon.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:48 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)
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)
73) Bionic Commando (NES) (9.5) (8/30) (~1.5 hours)
74) Adventure Island II (NES) (6.5) (8/31) (~3 hours)

Adventure Island II is done. It's the last NES game I've actually picked up; I played on the EverDrive, however. I'm pretty sure I could get through the game legit, but my patience wasn't letting me, so I did use save states from time to time. I figured out a decent trick in the bonus rooms to get extra lives as well, which is why I'm confident I could slide through. Still, it's a pretty frustrating game. Unlike Mario games, the impetus is to always push forward because the timer is tight, and you have to keep grabbing fruit to stay alive. This means that the primary way the game kills you is by getting you in a rhythm then throwing an enemy at you that is off the beat, or by making you play cautiously enough that you're going to die from timer expiry. For such a simple game, it actually makes for a rather interesting push-pull dynamic between careening ever forward and slowing up enough to not die by hitting an enemy.

Anyway, I like the game for what it is. It won't challenge Mario, despite some mechanical similarities, but it still resides squarely in the "good" category.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BogusMeatFactory Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:12 pm

1. Captain Toad (WiiU)
2. Lost: Via Domus (PS3)

3. Modnation Racers (PS3)
4. Tron: Evolution (PS3)
5. Dead Rising (PC)
6. Fire Emblem Heroes (Android)

7. Yoshi’s Wooly World (Wii U)
8. Stanley Parable (PC)

9. Lone Wolf: Flight From the Dark (Android)
10. Lone Wolf: Fire on the Water (Android)
11. Lone Wolf: The Caverns of Kalte (Android)

12. Lone Wolf: The Chasm of Doom (Android)
13. Lone Wolf: Shadow on the Sand (Android)
14. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

15. LoneWolf: Kingdoms of Terror(Android)
16. Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties (PC)

17. King’s Quest IV (PC)
18. Shovel Knight (PC)

19. The 7th Guest (PC)
20. 1, 2, Switch! (Switch)

21. The Longet Journey (PC)
22. Plague Knight (Switch)
23. Steamworld Dig (Wii U)

24. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (PC)
25. Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)

26. Shovel Knight: Specter Of Torment (Switch)
27. Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch)
28. Mega Man 2 (NES Classic)
29. Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon (PC)

30. Sorcery! (Android)
31. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (PC)
32. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
33. God of War (PS3)
34. Bad Apples (Android)
35. Sonic Mania (Switch)

Got a lot of catching up to do! Let's kick this off right!

Sorcery! - This is a Lone Wolf style choose your own adventure rpg for Android devices made by Steve Jackson. The game features a cool spell system and a map that helps you visualize the paths you are taking. It is just part one of a multi-part story! Loved it! BOOM! NEXT!

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II - This game is an absolutely huge improvement over the original dark forces. This FPS introduces force powers, lightsaber duels and a light/dark morality system. I am digging the cheesy FMV sequences and the acting is so bad it is good! The levels have been greatly improved over the original, with branching paths and a lot less arbitrary puzzles. What does bother me though is the plot. They did everything they could to squeeze Kyle Katarn into the Jedi role and it is laughable, especially the endings. There is no real end and if you go to the dark side, it is absolutely bonkers! Good times!

Mark Kart 8 Deluxe - New battle courses! Loved it! NEXT!

God of War - So I have always been prejudiced against God of War. I wrote it off as a mindless over-the-top button mashing brawler that did nothing to advance the genre. I was wrong. As the game began, my heart sank when there was a cheesy sex QTE. This groan-inducing monstrosity led me to believe that we were in for a teenage, sex-obsessed, "her-de-hurr... boobs," experience. Thank god they didn't keep that nonsense up though. First off, let's talk about QTEs. People complain that God of War is filled with QTEs.... it isn't. Certain enemies, when weakened can have a QTE sequence engaged to earn either health or magic instead of experience. Not mandatory, but helpful if you need those respective attributes refilled. Next, boss fights that use QTEs. Outside of the very first boss fight, QTEs are done 2 more times through the entirety of the game and again, only in small condensed moments. They aren't bad, they aren't all over the place.

Now let's talk about button-mashing. There isn't any. Many enemies require you to use a certain type of combo to break things like shields, or to bounce them up in the air so you can combo them. A lot of enemies require you to be patient and actively punish button mashing. There are a variety of combos that are fulfilling to use and late in the game, you are absolutely encouraged to experiment to find better and more long-running combos. The combat is fun and engaging.

Then, there is the visuals. I think that the most striking thing for me about the game is its use of visuals to create these stellar, grandiose visuals. Set pieces are enormous and well designed, using great camerawork to accentuate the sheer scale of the world around you. Everything looks clean and easily visible, not clouded with a bevy of grit and vines that seem to mesh the environment into one big old mush. I love the visual style and how it is presented. God of War was a lot of fun and very much deserving the praise it received and it still stands the test of time!

Bad Apples - Phone game knock off of Cards Against Humanity. It is stupid, but fun.

Sonic Mania - What an absolute joy to play! This throwback to the classic 2D era of Sonic is an all-encompassing love letter to the franchise, throwing in references to every sonic the hedgehog game imaginable. It plays well, we all have been talking our heads off about it and it is deserved. I love special stages and the Sonic CD UFO chase style. I love the fact that a debug mode is hidden in there and is a blast to mess around with; a feature that I overdosed on in Sonic CD as a kid. It isn't perfect, but no game is and those who genuinely enjoy 2D Sonic will love the game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:56 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)
66. Sonic Mania (PC)

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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:09 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)
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)
73) Bionic Commando (NES) (9.5) (8/30) (~1.5 hours)
74) Adventure Island II (NES) (6.5) (8/31) (~3 hours)

September:
75) The Mafat Conspiracy (NES) (5.0) (9/1) (~1.5 hours)

So the first Golgo 13 game was pretty rough. This is a step in the right direction, but it could still use some work. The game trades on multi-genre action, but manages to be thoroughly "meh" in all of them.

The main sequences are simple, Rolling Thunder-esque levels. They're not too bad overall, and probably are the best part of the game. You also get some 3D maze segments, which are a pain if you're not mapping things out. Seriously, have some paper on hand, or get something off the 'net. You'll have a few occasional encounters with enemies that are a bit like the shooting in Snatcher.

Once you get through all that, you have the occasional Rad Racer-style car chase scenes. They're also iffy in their implementation. And last, but not least, the sniper segments. You'll be given a shot to take, and you have to adjust for the wind to make it.

Sprinkled throughout the game are cutscenes that set up the story. If there's anything I've learned from all my NES playing days, it's that almost no one outside of Tecmo actually did dynamic, exciting cutscenes. The Mafat Conspiracy proves no exception, being rather dull overall, even while it tells a rather mature plot for the NES.

I should also mention that the escape sequence at the end is pretty brutal. You better have mapped things out, because you'll have to navigate the two mazes you already did and a few side-scrolling segments in only five minutes. Whee! I scraped by with about ten seconds to spare.

Sometimes, games that try to mix genres end up better than the sum of their parts, but sadly, this isn't that game. Give it a shot if you're completely out of the top-tier stuff.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Flake Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:50 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)
Donkey Kong Country (SNES/WiiU)

September:
Fable II (Xbox360)


Donkey Kong Country - It may not have the level design of the 2nd game or the mechanics of the 3rd, but it still stands out as one of the most enjoyable and best aging games of all time. I still remember when this game was the demo unit for the Super Nintendo bundles they sold at Sam's Club back in the mid 90s. I'd stand and play for ten or twenty minutes while my mom shopped. The visuals and the music never ceased to amaze me.

Fable II is really, really good. In a lot of ways, it's what I wished the Elder Scrolls games were. The game can be as long or as short as you want it to be and the way that the world actually reacts to your choices and actions is something that I don't think I've ever seen in another game. The subtle, sarcastic humor of the game is also a real stand out. If I had any criticisms, it'd be that the pacing of the storyline can be a little weird. When you stop and think about it, the main plot really only has like 4 chapters - it's the ancillary things that make the game feel robust and complete.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by REPO Man Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:56 pm

Wolfenstein: The New Order for PS4. On "Can I Play, Daddy?", to get the hang of things. Currently replaying on "Don't Hurt Me."

Can't wait to get The Old Blood, which I hope to beat in time to get W2: The New Colossus.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:52 pm

REPO Man wrote:Wolfenstein: The New Order for PS4. On "Can I Play, Daddy?", to get the hang of things. Currently replaying on "Don't Hurt Me."

Can't wait to get The Old Blood, which I hope to beat in time to get W2: The New Colossus.

Was pretty disappointed with The Old Blood, honestly. Have fun with that final boss too... :evil:
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by PresidentLeever Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Sonic Pocket Adventure: http://minirevver.weebly.com/sonic-pock ... -ngpc.html

Just felt like playing the one game in the classic series that I hadn't yet.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Juan Aguacate Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:09 pm

Sonic Mania - PS4

Very meh on Sonic Mania. I don't like the new stages. I HATE the new bosses. They're all terrible, especially that pandering garbage that is the Puyo Puyo boss fight. They should just be embarrassed for putting that in the game.

I also don't understand why the game can't save between acts. I never was a fan of Sonic CD so I wasn't happy that they carried over the special stages from that game here for the Chaos Emeralds. Those stages are garbage, absolute garbage.

Sonic & Knuckles is my favorite 2D Sonic, and playing Sonic Mania hasn't changed my opinion on that. I think Generations is a better game too, just don't play it on PSNow. It runs terribly on that service

Mania feels like a bunch of no talent hacks trying really hard to outdo the big boys. Sonic in 2D was perfected on the Genesis and no one is ever going to outdo those games.
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