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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:13 pm

1. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
2. Gyromite (NES)
3. Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For- (Steam)
4. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (Famicom)
5. Radical Dreamers (SNES)
6. Video Games 1 (TI-99/4A)
7. Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken (Famicom)
8. Exile (TurboGrafx CD)
9. Exile: Wicked Phenomenon (TurboGrafx CD)
10. Xak (PC Engine CD, Xak I・II)
11. Xak II (PC Engine CD, Xak I・II)
12. Neutopia (TurboGrafx-16)
13. Captain Silver (Sega Master System)
14. Märchen Veil (Famicom Disk System)
15. Vanguard (Atari 2600)
16. Kangaroo (Atari 2600)
17. Front Line (Atari 2600)
18. Mario Bros. (Atari 2600)
19. Harmonia (Steam)
20. Donkey Kong (Atari 2600)
21. Jungle Hunt (Atari 2600)
22. Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (TurboGrafx CD)
23. Gorf (Atari 2600)
24. Neutopia II (TurboGrafx-16)
25. Dungeon Magic (PlayStation 2, Taito Legends 2)
26. The Lost Vikings (SNES)
27. Blue's Journey (Wii Virtual Console)
28. Wizard Fire (Wii, Data East Arcade Classics)
29. Super Mario Run (Android)
30. Dragon Warrior II (NES)
31. Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure (GOG.com)
32. Witch & Hero (Nintendo eShop)
33. Phoenix (Atari 2600)
34. Emerald Dragon (Super Famicom)
35. Sky Skipper (Atari 2600)
36. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
37. Cadash (TurboGrafx-16)
38. Cadash (Genesis)
39. Popeye (Atari 2600)
40. Mega Man 2 (NES)
41. Mother (Famicom)
42. Scramble (Game Boy Advance, Konami Collector's Series: Arcade Advanced)
43. Super Cobra (Atari 2600)
44. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (GameCube)
45. Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo (Steam)
46. Donkey Kong (Wii Virtual Console)
47. Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii Virtual Console)
48. Donkey Kong 3 (Wii Virtual Console)
49. Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii Virtual Console)
50. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64)
51. Xak: The Art of Visual Stage (Super Famicom)
52. Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)
53. Super Mario Bros. (Famicom)
54. Super Mario Bros. 3 (Famicom)
55. Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
56. Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (3DS)


Just some quick thoughts... I really start phoning in my "reviews" this time of year.

Yoshi's New Island is alright. Sort of a mediocre experience overall, which makes it difficult to talk/write about. It plays very similar to the SNES original, with the crying baby Mario floating away if damage is taken. Graphics are utilitarian (the SNES Yoshi's Island looks better), level design is pretty blasé, and the game is shockingly easy overall. I believe all of my deaths (three or so) were due to mistimed jumps, as the Baby Mario system is akin to Sonic's rings but 100 times more forgivable. Controls are pretty solid, but there is some gimmicky system-tipping nonsense required for "vehicle" sections.

Now, I thought Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World was a sequel to Wii U game. It's not. It's a port. Thankfully I like the original game; this was quite enjoyable as well. In fairness, there are apparently a bunch of differences here, but they all exist within the realms of extra content, multiplayer options, Amiibo, and so on. In other words, stuff I don't care about. Other than that it's a straight port with a slightly zoomed in view and persistent status screen at the bottom. As such, I'd say both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game are equally good - it all depends whether one wants to play the game on a TV or not.

I still need to track down Yoshi's Island DS sometime.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:22 pm

I'm particularly fond of Yoshi Touch N Go on the DS. For real they need to re release that on mobile or something. It is a genuinely fun runner game that doesn't suck and is full of charm. It predates any of the popular runner games that are, in my opinion, terrible and one dimensional.

Oh that game would be so good in hd on the switch!
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:41 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)
67. Mega Man Legends 2 (PSX)
68. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC)
69. Yakuza 0 (PS4)
70. Metroid Samus Returns (3DS)
71. Blue Revolver (PC)
72. Caladrius Blaze (PC)
73. Crimson Clover World Ignition (PC)
74. Deathsmiles (PC)
75. Ikaruga* (PC)
76. Jamestown (PC)
77. Metal Slug (PC)
78. Metal Slug 3 (PC)
79. Metal Slug X (PC)
80. Mushihimesama (PC)


* replay

Now I want to try and get to 100!...

I asked if others here count quick arcade runs of games as beaten and yeah, I guess why not. See the credits and it counts. So these are the ones I've beaten this year off the top of my head looking at my Steam library. Always loved Ikaruga even though it's different, it's gross that I used to be able to 1CC it back on the 360 I'm pretty sure... and I specifically remember "Easy" was much harder to beat, because there's less enemies and beams that you can use to your advantage with the charge shots. This game requires a lot of time to 1CC, but I just free played it for memory sake and had fun. Too bad Radiant Silvergun isn't on Steam.

All in all, the best game of this batch and probably dethrones Ikaruga for me, is easily Mushihimesama. This game is mindblowing. It's got like an Uncharted level of polish and production values for an arcade shmup, but the gameplay is incredible as well. Even if you're not out to 1CC it or doing bad, it just simply feels sublime to play and you feel badass regardless. The visuals and colors are handled incredibly well too, some bullet hell types get way too obnoxious with colors or varied projectiles. But dying in Mushihimesama ends up not feeling unfair, rather I can see exactly where and how I messed up and continue to improve my skill. I'll keep going back to this one. I wish the sequel would be put up on Steam too. I'm usually more for the sci-fi aesthetic in shmups, but this is full on Nausica (literally) and yeah. Literally everything about this game is basically perfect.

Thunder Force 4 is still my favorite shmup. Yeah, I'm that weird guy that likes horizontal ones. Because 16bit shmups rule. But I can easily give the vertical throne to Mushihimesama now.

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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Segata Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:36 pm

Xeogred wrote: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)
67. Mega Man Legends 2 (PSX)
68. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC)
69. Yakuza 0 (PS4)
70. Metroid Samus Returns (3DS)
71. Blue Revolver (PC)
72. Caladrius Blaze (PC)
73. Crimson Clover World Ignition (PC)
74. Deathsmiles (PC)
75. Ikaruga* (PC)
76. Jamestown (PC)
77. Metal Slug (PC)
78. Metal Slug 3 (PC)
79. Metal Slug X (PC)
80. Mushihimesama (PC)


* replay

Now I want to try and get to 100!...

I asked if others here count quick arcade runs of games as beaten and yeah, I guess why not. See the credits and it counts. So these are the ones I've beaten this year off the top of my head looking at my Steam library. Always loved Ikaruga even though it's different, it's gross that I used to be able to 1CC it back on the 360 I'm pretty sure... and I specifically remember "Easy" was much harder to beat, because there's less enemies and beams that you can use to your advantage with the charge shots. This game requires a lot of time to 1CC, but I just free played it for memory sake and had fun. Too bad Radiant Silvergun isn't on Steam.

All in all, the best game of this batch and probably dethrones Ikaruga for me, is easily Mushihimesama. This game is mindblowing. It's got like an Uncharted level of polish and production values for an arcade shmup, but the gameplay is incredible as well. Even if you're not out to 1CC it or doing bad, it just simply feels sublime to play and you feel badass regardless. The visuals and colors are handled incredibly well too, some bullet hell types get way too obnoxious with colors or varied projectiles. But dying in Mushihimesama ends up not feeling unfair, rather I can see exactly where and how I messed up and continue to improve my skill. I'll keep going back to this one. I wish the sequel would be put up on Steam too. I'm usually more for the sci-fi aesthetic in shmups, but this is full on Nausica (literally) and yeah. Literally everything about this game is basically perfect.

Thunder Force 4 is still my favorite shmup. Yeah, I'm that weird guy that likes horizontal ones. Because 16bit shmups rule. But I can easily give the vertical throne to Mushihimesama now.

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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:22 pm

Mushihimesama Futari is even better!
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:28 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Mushihimesama Futari is even better!

Fudge pretzels.

Is this the version to get?
https://www.amazon.com/Mushihimesama-Pl ... 0045UB5BE/
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:28 pm

yeah thats what i gots playa
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by Segata Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:46 am

Same version I have. Fucking love that game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:57 am

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68. Splatterhouse: Naughty Graffiti | 6/10

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In 1989 Namco released a Famicom prequel to the arcade hit Splatterhouse. This Japan-only horror platformer was developed by Now Production, and is frankly a Splatterhouse designed for kids. (Although it was never released outside Japan, there is an English fan translation available.) With its super-deformed graphical style and ever pervasive sense of humor, Naughty Graffiti is a different experience than its hardcore gore-fest predecessor. Naughty Graffiti is more concerned with parodying classic horror cinema (everything from Thriller to Alien to The Fly to Friday the 13th) than providing polished gameplay. That is to say there's a nonstop humorous narrative, complete with multiple endings. One of the endings reveals Naughty Graffiti as something of an origin story (hence my "prequel" reference). The gameplay itself consists of the player chopping many enemies to death with a meat cleaver (and occasionally blasting with a shotgun), while jumping over various obstacles. The rote stage traversal is never great, but the bosses are often imaginative and challenging. Unfortunately the overall level design and difficulty balancing is rather shoddy, but the player receives stage passwords (and four continues), plus an ever expanding health bar, to be filled by eating candy and burgers. While Splatterhouse: Naughty Graffiti is by no means the apex of the Splatterhouse series, it's still a great Halloween choice for a NES connoisseur.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Blu Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:09 pm

1. Runbow - Wii U
2. Battlefield 1 - Xbox One
3. Until Dawn - PS4
4. Super Mario Sunshine - Gamecube
5. Titanfall 2 - Xbox One
6. Wario Ware, Inc: Mega Party Game$ - Gamecube
7. Pikmin 2 - Gamecube
8. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Wii U
9. Dawn of War 2 - PC
10. Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising - PC
11. Sonic Mania - PS4

I know I'm late to the party and most of all have probably moved on, but I beat Sonic Mania today and it was glorious. I hadn't realized the stage that I had grown frustrated with, was actually the final stage. Just goes to show that what felt like an insurmountable challenge to me gave such a reward in the end. My overall thoughts is that I hope the same group of developers and that Sega are able to kick into gear, and that Sonic Mania leads the charge into more quality Sonic the Hedgehog games like it. The soundtrack, controls, stage design, and virtually everything else about it will make Sonic Mania a classic. If you haven't played it already, I hope this is one of your games to play in 2017.
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