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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:53 am

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BoneSnapDeez wrote:Looks awesome. I don't have that on 3DO, but the GOG.com version seems worthy of a future playthrough.

Do you have any of the 3DO RPGs, Elkin?

I'm seriously considering doing Lucienne's Quest as a celebration once I've bought and moved into a house down here in California.


Not gonna lie. That's kind of a weird way to celebrate a move. Not illegal, though.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:02 am

MrPopo wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Looks awesome. I don't have that on 3DO, but the GOG.com version seems worthy of a future playthrough.

Do you have any of the 3DO RPGs, Elkin?

I'm seriously considering doing Lucienne's Quest as a celebration once I've bought and moved into a house down here in California.

I've actually been considering getting that to celebrate the completion of my North American Wii U set.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:09 am

Games Beaten in 2017 So Far - 119
* denotes a replay

January (10 Games Beaten)
1. Persona 4 Arena - Playstation January 1
2. Chrono Trigger - SNES - January 7
3. Ys: The Vanished Omens - Master System - January 8
4. MUSHA - Genesis - January 10
5. Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below - PlayStation 4 - January 11
6. Ys I - TurboGrafx-CD - January 13
7. Ys II - TurboGrafx-CD - January 14
8. Dragon Quest Builders - PlayStation 4 - January 23
9. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - PlayStation 4 - January 26
10. School Girl/Zombie Hunter - PlayStation 4 - January 29


February (12 Games Beaten)
11. Fire Emblem Heroes - Android - February 3
12. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - Wii U - February 5
13. Dante's Inferno - PlayStation 3 - February 7
14. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - DS - February 11
15. Persona 4: Dancing All Night - Vita - February 12
16. Sniper Elite 4 - PlayStation 4 - February 17
17. Pony Quest - NES - February 19
18. Halo Wars 2 - Xbox One - February 22
19. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions - PlayStation Portable - February 24
20. Hotline Miami - PlayStation 4 - February 26
21. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light - Famicom - February 27
22. Bad Dudes - NES - February 28


March (6 Games Beaten)
23. Root Letter - PlayStation 4 - March 2
24. Vroom in the Night Sky - Switch - March 10
25. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch - March 17
26. Super Bomberman R - Switch - March 18
27. Super Mario Run - Android - March 24
28. I Am Setsuna - Switch - March 24


April (9 Games Beaten)
29. Mass Effect: Andromeda - PlayStation 4 - April 1
30. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army - PlayStation 4 - April 2
31. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 - PlayStation 4 - April 2
32. New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers - Switch - April 3
33. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 3 - PlayStation 4 - April 4
34. Persona 5 - PlayStation 4 - April 17
35. Alienation - PlayStation 4 - April 18
36. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - PlayStation 4 - April 23
37. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - PlayStation 4 - April 29


May (14 Games Beaten)
38. Puyo Puyo Tetris - Switch - May 4
39. Fire Emblem Gaiden - Famicom - May 6
40. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Switch - May 6
41. Outlast II - PlayStation 4 - May 7
42. Dishonored - PlayStation 4 - May 10
43. Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! - Switch - May 12
44. Pikmin - Gamecube - May 12
45. Metal Slug - Neo Geo MVS - May 13*
46. Dariusburst CS: Chronicle Savior - PlayStation 4 - May 14
47. Batman: The TellTale Series - PlayStation 4 - May 17
48. Batman: Arkham VR - PlayStation 4 - May 18
49. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - 3DS - May 25
50. Farpoint - PlayStation 4 - May 27
51. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Xbox 360 - May 29


June (10 Games Beaten)
52. Star Trek: Bridge Crew - PlayStation 4 - June 2
53. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - PlayStation 4 - June 3
54. Rebel Galaxy - PC - June 18
55. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Vita - June 20
56. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - PC - June 21*
57. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead - PC - June 21
58. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough - PC - June 22
59. Aliens Versus Predator - PC - June 23
60. Army Men - PC - June 24*
61. Apartment 666 - PC - June 26


July (20 Games Beaten)
62. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist - Genesis - July 12*
63. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone - PlayStation 4 - July 15
64. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine - PlayStation 4 - July 22
65. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PlayStation 4 - July 24
66. Splatoon 2 - Switch - July 25
67. Kamiko - Switch - July 25
68. Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge - Xbox - July 26
69. Panzer Dragoon - Saturn - July 27*
70. Snake Pass - Switch - July 27
71. Buck Bumble - Nintendo 64 - July 28*
72. Castlevania - NES - July 29
73. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - NES - July 29
74. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - NES - July 29
75. Super Castlevania IV - SNES - July 30
76. Castlevania Adventure - Game Boy - July 30
77. Castlevania Adventure Rebirth - Wii - July 30
78. Contra Rebirth - Wii - July 31
79. Heavy Fire: Special Operations - Wii - July 31
80. Heavy Fire: Black Arms - Wii - July 31
81. Panzer Dragoon II Zwei - Saturn - July 31*


August (9 Games Beaten)
82. Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius - Steam - August 4
83. Panzer Dragoon Saga - Saturn - August 5
84. Sunrider: Liberation Day - Steam - August 6
85. Emily is Away - Steam - August 8
86. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - SNES - August 19
87. Nights of Azure - PlayStation 4 - August 25
88. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - PlayStation 4 - August 26
89. Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut - Xbox One - August 27
90. Devil's Third - Wii U - August 30*


September (14 Games Beaten)
91. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Switch - September 4
92. Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom - Wii U - September 4
93. Daytona USA - Xbox 360 - September 6
94. Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara - Wii U - September 6
95. Cave Story+ - Switch - September 10
96. Cosmic Star Heroine - Steam - September 14
97. Lego Worlds - Switch - September 16
98. Metroid: Samus Returns - 3DS - September 18
99. Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls - PlayStation 4 - September 23
100. Weeping Doll - PlayStation VR - September 23
101. Dying: Reborn VR - PlayStation VR - September 24
102. Shadow Warrior 2 - PlayStation 4 - September 28
103. Pokken Tournament DX - Switch - September 29
104. White Day: A Labyrinth Called School - PlayStation 4 - September 30


October (7 Games Beaten)
105. Monster High: New Ghoul in School - Wii U - October 2
106. Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash - PlayStation 4 - October 8
107. Barbie Dreamhouse Party - Wii U - October 14
108. Tales of Berseria - PlayStation 4 - October 25
109. Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online - PlayStation 4 - October 28
110. Super Mario Odyssey - Switch - October 30
111. Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti - Famicom - October 31


November (8 Games Beaten)
112. Fire Emblem Warriors - Switch - November 1
113. Sine Mora EX - Switch - November 2
114. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - TurboGrafx-CD - November 4
115. Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper - Wii U - November 4
116. The Bunker - PlayStation 4 - November 5
117. Dear Esther - PlayStation 4 - November 5
118. Gex - 3DO - November 5
119. Crysis 3 - PlayStation 3 - November 6


119. Crysis 3 - PlayStation 3 - November 6

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Crysis 3, the exciting conclusion to Crytek's definitely-not-a-tech-demo trilogy! Okay, so that was a little too dismissive, but Crysis really has always seemed like a glorified tech demo to me. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one, but the second one was a step back, in my opinion, so I wasn't sure what to expect going into the Crysis 3.

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Crysis 3 finished the story of the Ceph alien invasion that the first Crysis started. The game's story is decent enough; you play as Prophet, a soldier who, as the series progressed, lost more and more of his humanity as he bonded further with his cybernetic nanosuit. It doesn't really do much to stand out from the crowd from a narrative perspective, though. Aliens invade, humanity barely fights them off and an evil corporation takes over, then the aliens come back and we survive by the dumbest of luck. Pretty textbook. Not bad. Just not creative.

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The big draw of Crysis was originally its graphics. I remember the original Crysis being heralded as just insanely graphically impressive back when I was in high school, and when I played Crysis, I understood why; it did look absolutely amazing for 2007. Fast forward to 2013 with Crysis 3, though, and while the game still definitely looks great, it doesn't wow me like Crysis did in 2007 or like Halo 4 did in 2012. Without being the most graphically impressive game ever (at least on console; I'm not sure about PC), Crysis 3 really didn't have a lot going for it to differentiate it from Generic Sci-fi Schooter 20XX.

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In terms of gameplay - obviously the most important part of a game - Crysis 3 is quite competent. It's nothing you haven't played before, but it's well executed, and it was a decent weapon variety, although all of the assault rifles do tend to feel pretty same-y. Most of the game takes place in the ruins of New York City, and the environment for the city is well designed and feels like a fairly realistic ruin. Granted, it's no Fallout - that series has the best post-apocalyptic ruins ever - but the environments are, for the most part, well designed and make for interesting battlegrounds.

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Crysis 3 is a pretty solid shooter and concludes the story begun by the first two games. If you're not into the series' story, then there's not a lot of reason to play this over any other sci-fi shooter from the period, but there's not reason not to play it. Crysis 3 is a perfectly competent game that's a fun playthrough; it just doesn't do anything that makes one thing "Wow, I definitely need to recommend this to my friends!"
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dunpeal2064 Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:15 am

Very cool to hear some positive things about the series, as I admittedly always dismissed it as a tech demo as well (Not in a bad way, I love some games that are essentially tech demos). Thanks for the write-up!
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:29 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
MrPopo wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Looks awesome. I don't have that on 3DO, but the GOG.com version seems worthy of a future playthrough.

Do you have any of the 3DO RPGs, Elkin?

I'm seriously considering doing Lucienne's Quest as a celebration once I've bought and moved into a house down here in California.


Not gonna lie. That's kind of a weird way to celebrate a move. Not illegal, though.


Ya know, whenever I made a huge purchase (wedding, house, car) I'd always treat myself to a pricier game or something. Psychologically, I felt like I was already "in the hole" so "what's another couple hundred ya know."

I have Lucienne's Quest and enjoy it. It's by Micro Cabin, who made crusty old JRPGs almost exclusively. The game's "short" and simplistic, with some dated-but-awesome 3D graphics and a surprisingly decent localization. Don't expect a mind-blowing hidden gem; rather, it's a game I'd recommend for fans of the first two Legend of Heroes installments, Arc the Lad, and Cosmic Fantasy. Sweet, unpretentious CD-ROM bliss.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:24 pm

If you already have a 3DO, you can always burn the game and give it a shot. If you don't like it, that's money you'll save right there.

My recommendation for 3DO is a game that you can get for free, but I ordered it anyway: Star Control 2. So good. (The freebie version is Ur-Quan Masters on PC.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:12 pm

Elk, just how involved are the alien enemies in Crysis 3? I apparently got the game for free on Uplay at some point somehow, maybe a GPU purchase or something. But I've never bothered to try it out.

The first two games are fine, until the aliens come in and it just sucks ass. Just like Far Cry 1 with the monsters.

And I think it's humorous with all the big city level action in Modern Warfare 3 which I just beat over the weekend, I'd say overall that's better than Crysis 2 because there's no annoying alien enemies. You would think like with Halo or whatever, aliens should be fun to kill, but no... they are completely terrible in the Crysis games and ruin the fun.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by MrPopo Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:28 pm

I already have Lucienne's Quest; I purchased it as part of justifying buying the 3DO in the first place. This is more carving out time to actually play it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:28 pm

Y'all keep reminding me that my 3DO still needs that recap job done. :(
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:34 am

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99. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 | 2009 | 360 | 7/10

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Eschewing the pathos and slick pacing of its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2 instead focuses on bigger explosions, more intense action sequences, and pure aught shock value. This is all done at the cost of a decent plot, player-character bonding, or even bothering with proper difficulty balancing. If you want to corridor shoot through a brain-dead action movie, Modern Warfare 2 is here for you. If you want to walk away feeling like there was ever a point, forget it. If Modern Warfare was The Deer Hunter, Modern Warfare 2 is Rambo: First Blood Part II.
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