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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:43 am

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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Ack Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:44 am

I should really get around to updating this thread sometime...
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:47 am

Ack wrote:I should really get around to updating this thread sometime...

You are grounded from multiplayer games.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Ack Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:49 am

Nah, it isn't that. I've actually beaten a few others as well. I've just also been swamped with personal life stuff.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:29 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)
81. Dead Space* (PC)
82. AM2R* (PC)

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Yup, I replayed a fan game twice! And will continue to keep playing AM2R, it's so damn good. I wanted to hit it up again after Samus Returns to see what I think. There's things I still like about AM2R more. I will admit though I made the mistake of playing it on Normal a second time around (it has three difficulties), so I should have went with Hard, especially coming off of how brutal Samus Returns was haha. I still standby that the baby Metroid moment in AM2R is a lot more emotional and cool, there's just something about it I liked more. One other cool secret non-combat area in this as well that was pretty chilling and atmospheric, maybe those who have played this know the area I'm talking about. And the aesthetics are just amazing, every area is more disnguished than Samus Returns' 2.D look, I like how the AM2R composers went for a bit of a Prime flavor for the soundtrack. I love the cool bosses in this outside of the Metroid fights, they're all pretty fun and unique like the bosses in the GBA games.

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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:53 pm

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72. Uninvited | 6/10

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This is an adventure game about exploring a haunted house and its grounds, searching for your lost sister. Uninvited on the NES is a 1991 port of the 1986 Mac original, with enhancements like better graphics and improved sound. The NES version had some censoring, like less detailed death descriptions, but Kemco was still able to sneak in Master Crowley (as in the occultist Aleister Crowley). Uninvited plays very similarly to Shadowgate and Déjà Vu on the NES, obviously using the same engine. You'll be using a simple interface to move between rooms, examine things, take things, use things, you know the drill. And just like Shadowgate, Uninvited is very happy to kill its player at any given moment. I'd argue Uninvited is even more difficult than Shadowgate, based on tons of red herring items, a terrible maze, and often ridiculously unintuitive puzzle solutions. I'd even go so far as to say this was done on purpose, to encourage consumers to buy the official "hint book", which Kemco just so happened to sell out of the back of the instruction manual. Despite its suspect quality as an adventure game, Uninvited does have its charms. There's a consistent humorously horrific atmosphere, with lots of gags and spooky booglies aplenty. Although it's far from perfect, Uninvited would be ideal as a Halloween treat for a NES fan. If nothing else, you've go to appreciate a game with a cookie loving demon, complete with its own dancing theme song.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Ack Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:04 pm

I'm so glad to see someone play Uninvited. It's the kind of game I'd love see end up as a TR title sometime, as well as Shadowgate.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:14 pm

That reminds me that I've got a half-finished playthrough floating around somewhere. I think it's on my PSP. I should finish it off.

Honestly, though, from what I played, I think both Shadowgate and Deja Vu are better games.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:01 pm

We had uninvited on our Apple IIGS as a kid and it frightened the tar put of me. The woman in the dress in the foyer, the burning alive in the car crash.... it was messed up! I do need to retackle that game though when o have some free time.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by pierrot Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:53 pm

1. Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (PCE-CD)
2. Mega Bomberman (GEN)
3. Lost in Shadow (Wii)
4. Kirby's Dream Land (via Wii Dream Collection) (GB)
5. Kirby's Dream Land 2 (via Wii Dream Collection) (GB)
6. Kirby's Dream Land 3 (via Wii Dream Collection) (SNES)
7. Saturn Bomberman (SAT)
8. Rent a Hero (GEN)
9. Tricolore Crise (DC)
10. Super Mario: Yoshi Island (SFC)
11. Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchou no Daibouken (Joukan) (SAT)
12. Mickey to Donald: Magical Adventure 3 (SFC)
13. Kishin Douji Zenki: Battle Raiden (SFC)
14. Super Donkey Kong (SFC)
15. Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy (SFC)
16. Anearth Fantasy Stories: First Volume (SAT)
17. Panzer Dragoon (SAT)
18. Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (SAT)
19. Panzer Dragoon Orta (XBOX)
20. Cross Tantei Monogatari (SAT)
21. Dragon Quest V (PS2)
22. Ryu ga Gotoku (PS2)
23. Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II (GEN)
24. Rokudenashi Blues: Taiketsu! Tokyo Shitennou (SFC)
25. Ranma 1/2: Bakuretsu Rantou Hen (SFC)
26. Contra Spirits (SFC)
27. Dennou Senki: Virtual On (SAT)
28. Dead or Alive (SAT)
29. Fighting Vipers (SAT)
30. Last Bronx (SAT)
31. Steeldom (SAT)
32. Street Fighter Zero (SAT)
33. NinPen Manmaru (SAT)
34. Street Fighter Zero 2 (SAT)
35. Street Fighter Zero 2' (SAT)
36. Virtua Fighter Remix (SAT)
37. Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart (PC)
38. Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia (PC)
39. Final Fantasy XI: Rhapsodies of Vana'diel (PC)
40. Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin (PC)
41. ToeJam & Earl (GEN)
42. Magical Taruru~to-kun (GEN)
43. Metal Slug X (PS1)
44. Phantasy Star III: Toki no Keishousha (GEN)
45. Phantasy Star: Sennenki no Owari ni (GEN)
46. Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter (PS2)


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I beat Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter for the umpteenth time, and it was glorious. This time I played through the Japanese version, though. It's been a long time since I last played the game, so I'm not too sure if I actually enjoyed it more because of the original script, or because it resonates with me even more now than it used to. At any rate, it's really difficult for me to think of another game with more pointed, and clear dialogue and storytelling. Particularly from a Japanese developer. That's not to say that everything is spelled out very explicitly--quite the opposite--but Dragon Quarter doesn't wallow in its own nonsense like a lot of stories in popular Japanese media, and I could not be happier about that fact.

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When I really get down to it, though, there's no area where this game doesn't excel, outside of one minor gripe: The elemental weakness wheel doesn't really make sense from a physical perspective. That's fine, though. It's a little difficult to remember at times, but there are only three elements, so it could definitely be worse.

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For me, what Dragon Quarter does best (aside from the story) is macabre, foreboding atmosphere, old school challenge that respects me as a player, and impeccable, perfectly balance, combat that rewards thoughtful, tactical play. This is not a game for the explorer types, however. (Although there is a pretty great ant colony management sim built into the game). Everything plays as, essentially, one giant dungeon, with a handful of town areas for a breather from the action. I don't mind this, but I could see how it would be a deal-breaker for some. I could also spend my entire life praising the soundtrack--every waking second, babbling about how every track matches perfectly with the environments, and story scenes they accompany. Except the ending credits theme. That one was out of Hitoshi Sakimoto's hands, and it was probably the worst decision that was made in development. (It's not, "I Am the Wind," levels of god awful, but it's still a little generic and unfitting.)

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In my opinion, Breath of Fire V will forever be a masterpiece. It's one of those few transcendent works that exist in video games. It was a stroke of genius, from a team that never deserved to be so unrighteously boned by the gamers, and critics of the day. It's unrealistic to expect that everyone will give this game another look, but I've noticed that quite a few people who have, have come away with a much improved opinion of Dragon Quarter. The most I could ask for is that, when the Video Game Hall of Fame becomes a legitimate thing, Dragon Quarter is represented, so that I can take my (non-existent) kids there, and say, "See, not ALL video games are dumb, plebeian, crap."

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Now I just need to restrain myself from playing through the game four or five more times--.
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