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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:51 pm

I have played and beaten all five console versions of Ys III. I would rank them:

1. TurboGrafx CD
2. Genesis
3. Famicom
4. PlayStation 2
5. SNES

None are "bad" but the TGCD port is unstoppable.

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First 50:
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)
57. Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi (Steam)

Yeah, another Higurashi VN installment. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this series. And I meant to play this "creepy" game around Halloween, but a massive storm knocked out power to huge swaths of Maine (including my town).
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All of these Higurashi games are extremely similar (and I wrote about the first one here). Aesthetics are identical, and the story "restarts" but then progresses down a different path each time due to some "butterfly effect" type changes to the beginnings of each storyline.

My thoughts on this one are just about identical to how I felt about the predecessor. Graphics and sound are quite solid, and there is a lengthy segment of the game that is genuinely compelling and interesting. That said, the same egregious flaws are present as well. The game starts waaaaay too slowly, and the eventual "climax" is dragged on for an eternity. Really, the writing from about 50%-80% in is worthwhile, while everything else ranges from mediocre to awful.
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There's an abundance of totally arbitrary plot twists as well. Character dies and suddenly comes back? "Maybe they weren't really dead!" Character acting in a bizarre contrary fashion? "Oh wow could they be ~*possessed*~?!" Numerous and blatant contradictions between the plot of this installment and the previous? "Wow looks like we have a mystery on our hands! Can you solve it?" Pretty sure the developer was just making up this shit as he went along.

I dunno dudes, this isn't that good but I kinda have a soft spot for it. I read the manga ages ago and like the characters. Maybe I'll continue to play one Higurashi game per year and I'll wrap this all up when I'm fifty.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Segata Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:38 pm

Never said Ys III was bad on SNES just the worst version. SNES version has some serious hit detection issues as well.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:40 pm

I never said it was bad either and never said you said it was bad.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by marurun Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:30 pm

Segata wrote:Something went very wrong on the SNES version. Ys is just cursed on Nintendo consoles.


You didn't technically say the SNES version was bad, but it'd be completely logical to draw from this that you probably think it is. If something goes very wrong, typically the results are bad. It is a strange thing indeed when something goes very wrong and the results are just fine.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:31 pm

Ys III had plenty of PC releases too. MSX, PC88, PC98, and the X68. The X68 version OST is frickin' rad ass if you like FM.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:40 pm

Is the SNES version the only one with this track? I don't remember it being in any of the other games. Plays during a cutscene. I love it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Markies Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:40 pm

1. Phantasy Star II (GEN)
2. Guitar Hero (PS2)
3. Adventures of Lolo (NES)
4. Animal Crossing (GCN)
5. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES)
6. Beyond The Beyond (PS1)
7. R.B.I. Baseball (NES)
8. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PS1)
9. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (GCN)
10. Project Gotham Racing (XBOX)
11. Ristar (GEN)
12. Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64)
13. Crash Bandicoot (PS1)
14. Pikmin (GCN)
15. Syberia (XBOX)
16. Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (PS2)
17. Tetris Plus (PS1)
18. Metropolis Street Racer (DC)
19. Darkwing Duck (NES)
20. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (PS2)
21. Ico (PS2)
22. Final Fantasy V (SNES)
23. Mega Man X (SNES)
24. Beyond Good & Evil (XBOX)
25. Beetle Adventure Racing! (N64)
26. Sonic Adventure (DC)
27. Giga Wing (DC)
28. Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (XBOX)
29. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN)
30. Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole (GEN)
31. Soul Calibur II (GCN)

32. Destruction Derby 64 (N64)

I beat Destruction Derby 64 on the Nintendo 64 this afternoon!

My friend was the big Destruction Derby fan as he was a huge fan of the original PC game. Wrecking cars quickly became a favorite genre of ours and we would seek out as many games as possible. Some good and some not so much. I remember him picking up the N64 version one evening and we eventually played the hell out of the game. I always remembered that game and I realized that I wanted to play it single player. After a long while, I finally found it and bought it as a celebration of leaving my bad job. Ironically, for my last Random Retro Monday, I was finally able to play the game.

Destruction Derby 64 is split up into two types of races. There are the regular races with half of the cars going one way and the other half going the other way. You earn points by crashing into cars and by earning checkpoints scattered throughout the raises. Also, there are large bowls where you drive around and crash cars into points. It's actually a very elegant system as you can gain points from crashing, but eventually destroying your own car. Or, you could avoid the crashes all together and just race for points. The crashing is the best as it is exciting to suddenly run into your opponent after a blind turn. The tracks are varied and the unlockable cars are unique as well. I was driving around in a NYC taxi, so that is always fun.

Maybe it's because of their size or just the game, but the impact of the crashes never really hit home. Each car felt like the size of a Matchbox car, so the boom and pop just wasn't there. You can see damage on your car, but it doesn't really affect the handling besides smoke getting in your way. And besides the tracks with championship mode, multiplayer and Time Trials, there isn't much to the game. It's great in short spurts, but don't expect to be playing it for days on end.

Overall, I really enjoyed Destruction Derby 64. The cars handle fairly well and the crashes, though muted, always caused a reaction out of me. I had no problem with a cheap computer and I actually beat it rather easily. It's fair and fun to just pick up and play. It's not complex or anything, but it doesn't really need to be. The game is a perfect piece of candy. Fun, a little bit sugar, tastes great, but it all disappears rather quickly. A great game for arcade racing fans and people who love to smash cars together! :gentlemen:
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:34 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I never said it was bad either and never said you said it was bad.

I’ll say it. It’s bad. :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by pierrot Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:21 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:this track?

prfsnl_gmr wrote:I’ll say it. It’s bad. :lol:
Yeah, wow. My brain will only allow my ears to be subjected to that for so long. Turns out that that's about 50 seconds.

Exhuminator wrote:The X68 version OST is frickin' rad ass if you like FM.
That is a great version of the soundtrack, but if I just listen to some of the TCD tracks back to back with thos X68K ones, it's clear that the difference is still night and day. Especially with Sealed Time and Beat of Destruction.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:38 pm

Markies wrote:1. Phantasy Star II (GEN)
2. Guitar Hero (PS2)
3. Adventures of Lolo (NES)
4. Animal Crossing (GCN)
5. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES)
6. Beyond The Beyond (PS1)
7. R.B.I. Baseball (NES)
8. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PS1)
9. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (GCN)
10. Project Gotham Racing (XBOX)
11. Ristar (GEN)
12. Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64)
13. Crash Bandicoot (PS1)
14. Pikmin (GCN)
15. Syberia (XBOX)
16. Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (PS2)
17. Tetris Plus (PS1)
18. Metropolis Street Racer (DC)
19. Darkwing Duck (NES)
20. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (PS2)
21. Ico (PS2)
22. Final Fantasy V (SNES)
23. Mega Man X (SNES)
24. Beyond Good & Evil (XBOX)
25. Beetle Adventure Racing! (N64)
26. Sonic Adventure (DC)
27. Giga Wing (DC)
28. Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (XBOX)
29. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN)*
30. Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole (GEN)
31. Soul Calibur II (GCN)

32. Destruction Derby 64 (N64)

Your list of games beaten is awesome and so are you.


*Except for this one.
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