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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:44 pm

Games Beaten in 2017 So Far - 125
* 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 (14 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
120. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - Xbox One - November 10
121. Sonic Forces - Switch - November 10
122. Call of Duty: WWII - Xbox One - November 11
123. For Honor - Xbox One - November 12
124. Blue Reflection - PlayStation 4 - November 17
125. Bully - Wii - November 20


125. Blue Reflection - PlayStation 4 - November 17

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Blue Reflection is a very unique game. It's a JRPG, but it's not like any JRPG that you've ever played before. It took me a while to decide whether or not I liked it, but I did quite enjoy my time with the game. As an exceptionally weeb-y game, it's sure to please many a Vita collector out there if you opt for the handheld version over the console version.

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The story of Blue Reflection is, frankly, fairly standard as far as weeb games go. You're a high school first year who finds out that she's a magical girl who has the ability to cross into another world made up of humanity's emotions and fight four giant gods/monsters that threaten to destroy the world and wipe out humanity. You have to do this while you handle your high school responsibilities - friends, classes, clubs, etc. It's not exactly the most original plot, but it's very well delivered.

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What makes the game so unique among JRPGs set in high schools is the way they structure the game play; it can't seem to decide if it wants to be a visual novel or a JRPG. It really is about a 50/50 split. When you're in the "other world" and during the boss fights, it plays like a standard JRPG. When you're in the real world, it plays mostly like a visual novel; most of the game is dialogue and choices as to what personal relationships to try to advance. It's a unique blend, at least as far as the games I've played, but it works well once you get used to it.

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Visually, the game is your fairly basic anime inspired style. Not much about the visual design really stands out, but it's adequate enough. The sound design is where the game's ancillary aspects shine, though. The voice acting (it's all Japanese) is very well done, and the music is absolutely fantastic. The music varies from soft instrumental to heavy dubstep, but it's perfectly matched with the scene to fit what's going on in the game. The leveling system is another thing that sets Blue Reflection apart from other RPGs; you don't get any experience from battles. Instead, the way you gain levels is through strengthening your relationships with your friends and finishing key story objectives. It reinforces the importance of the visual novel aspect of the game. ​

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Unfortunately, there are some serious flaws with the game. There's a fair bit of random slowdown even running on PS4 Pro, and while it doesn't break the flow of gameplay, it can be a bit jarring. I also experienced five or six application crashes during my playthrough, although the relatively frequent autosaves kept that from being a major hindrance. The biggest issue and one that is completely inexcusable given the severity of this issue is the translation. I understand a typo or a translation error here or there if there's no quality control. This, however, is on a totally different level. Every ten minutes or so, it seemed, there was a major translation error most of which were less legitimate errors and more just laziness and the lack of any kind of quality assurance whatsoever. It really breaks the flow of the narrative.

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Blue Reflection is one of the most unique RPGs that I've played, but it ended up being an enjoyable experience. Mostly. Unfortunately the performance hiccups and egregious translation issues completely break the immersion for me. That's not to say that the experience is ruined - I did still enjoy the game a lot - but the sloppiness and laziness is, in my view, just inexcusable. If you're into hella weeb-y games, I still recommend picking this up, but I can't recommend it to anyone who's into exceptionally Japanese stuff.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:07 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:Unfortunately the performance hiccups

I've got the PC version of this, I'm hoping it runs better on PC. :o
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:30 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:Unfortunately the performance hiccups

I've got the PC version of this, I'm hoping it runs better on PC. :o

Let me know if it does! I've read up a bit on the Vita version's performance, but I've not read anything about the PC's version.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by MrPopo Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:13 am

Elkin, what you described sounds a lot like Persona 3-5 (especially 3 Portable) with a doubling down on the S.Links for progress.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by laurenhiya21 Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:59 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:it can't seem to decide if it wants to be a visual novel or a JRPG.

ElkinFencer10 wrote: the music is absolutely fantastic.

Sounds like nearly every other Gust game :lol: (which is great for me since I love VNs, JRPGs, and good music).

Too bad about the translation though. Sounds like I would enjoy it anyway, but I can imagine that being a little distracting :|
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:13 am

MrPopo wrote:Elkin, what you described sounds a lot like Persona 3-5 (especially 3 Portable) with a doubling down on the S.Links for progress.

Huh. Now that I think about it, it is a lot like Persona in that regard. I guess it's not as unique as I thought. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Persona never felt like a VN to me, but yeah, they're really similar in structure.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ElkinFencer10 Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:27 am

Games Beaten in 2017 So Far - 126
* 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 (15 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
120. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - Xbox One - November 10
121. Sonic Forces - Switch - November 10
122. Call of Duty: WWII - Xbox One - November 11
123. For Honor - Xbox One - November 12
124. Blue Reflection - PlayStation 4 - November 17
125. Bully - Wii - November 20
126. Star Wars: Battlefront II - Xbox One - November 22


126. Star Wars: Battlefront II - Xbox One - November 22

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Star Wars: Battlefront II is a game that is shrouded in controversy, and rightly so - EA has structured this game's microtransactions in a way so blatantly greedy that it makes Joel Osteen look generous and selfless. Beneath the controversy and bullshit business practices, however, lies a game that one really ought to judge on its own merit independent from the predatory capitalist shenanigans of its publisher. This is especially true for us Star Wars fans as this is one HELL of a Star Wars game.

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Pretty much the biggest complaint folks had with the previous Battlefront game (aside from just ripping the name straight from the first game in the series) was the complete exclusion of a single player campaign. Star Wars games have always been known for having narrative-heavy single player experiences, and for a Battlefront game to omit that just felt wrong. DICE realized that they screwed up in that regard, and they made sure to make up for that error in Battlefront II. The campaign isn't long - it even falls short of EA's promised six to seven hours if you're either good at the game or play on a low difficulty - but it's clear from every part of the experience that it goes for quality over quantity.

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The campaign takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and shows the events after Emperor Palpatine's death and before the New Republic's final victory over the Galactic Empire. While you play as an array of major franchise characters in various missions, the main protagonist is Iden Versio, an Imperial special forces soldier in command of the elite and infamous Inferno Squad. To avoid spoilers, I'll keep it at that, but the fact that you play as an Imperial soldier and, over the course of the campaign, see multiple sides of the conflict between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire, gives the story a deep and compelling feel that even stands out among other Star Wars games.

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I played on Xbox One X, and from what I've seen from DigitalFoundry and a few others, this is one of the games that shows off the One X's graphical superiority over the PS4 Pro. While the PC version, obviously, still looks the best, the One X has a few distinct visual advantages over the PS4 Pro. Whereas the PS4 Pro renders at 1440p and uses lower resolution textures than the PC's max settings, Xbox One X renders the game between 1800p and a full 2160p depending on what's going on in the scene as well as using the high resolution textures from the PC version's max settings. The only major difference between the One X version and PC version aside from locking 60 fps on PC is the shadow and lighting effects that PC does in better detail. Otherwise, you're pretty much getting a virtually identical version on Xbox One X. It's worth noting, however, that while the One X does maintain 60 fps probably 95% of the time (and even then never dropping below 50 or so), the PS4 Pro does seem to hold that 60 fps frame rate a bit more consistently than the One X.

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In addition to the campaign, you've also got the obvious multiplayer. You know, that thing DICE and EA thought would be enough on its own to impress Star Wars fans. While I'll always be a sucker for single player and local co-op modes, I have to admit that DICE did an excellent job with the online multiplayer. It can take a little bit to find a match initially, but it's exceptionally addicting once you get going, and unlike the previous game, it doesn't just feel like Battlefield with a Star Wars mod. My favorite part of the previous Battlefront game was the starfighter combat, and they've gone all in with that in Battlefront II, giving you fighters to play and 24 player objective based games. I'm not particularly good at it, but that didn't stop me from having a ball. The ground combat is equally satisfying and features a whopping 40 players. Not only that, but it actually encourages you to play the objective in objective based matches.

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Star Wars Battlefront II could have been a perfect game if EA hadn't been the publisher. No matter how good the game is, though - and it is DAMN good - there's no erasing the sins of these egregiously money-gouging microtransactions. While the game's microtransactions have been disabled indefinitely (read: until gamers forget why they were pissed off about them), you can't just retcon that kind of bullshit. Charging a full $60 for a game and then treating the microtransactions as if it were a freemium game is unforgivable. That said, however, the game does feature a campaign that, at least in my opinion, is second only to Knights of the Old Republic in terms of storytelling and an online multiplayer that is truly addicting. Out of principle given the scam-esque controversy, I don't feel comfortable telling anyone to go buy this game new (although I'm not telling anyone they shouldn't; after all, I did it), but I will say that any fan of Star Wars needs to get this game, even if it's used a year down the line. For those who, like me, can't wait that long, just make sure you never use microtransactions when they're inevitably re-enabled. Don't just pass up on this one entirely, though; it's a legit Star Wars game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Markies Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:24 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)
33. Faxanadu (NES)

34. Sudeki (XBOX)

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I completed Sudeki on the Microsoft XBOX this afternoon!

While searching for games for the XBOX, I knew that finding RPG's would be hard. The XBOX was not own for having a long list of RPG's and I had to be more open minded in finding games of that genre. With that in mind, I tried my first WRPG with Knights of the Old Republic and I fully enjoyed that one. While out looking for XBOX games, I came upon another RPG in the form of Sudeki. I had heard little about the game besides the genre. Deciding to take a chance, I finally ended up playing one of the lesser known titles with my initial XBOX haul.

Sudeki is split up with four characters. A knight and a cat lady who attack using melee combat and an alchemist and witch who fight using the first person perspective. The melee combat is very deliberate and takes a long time to get used too while I was easily able to jump into the first person combat. My main character was the witch as she could heal and I could manage the team while they went about and performed the combos without my assistance. When the four of them are fighting and everything is going smoothly, Sudeki really shines. It is a perfect single player MMO, much in the vein of FFXII. Combat is fast and furious, you are handed multiple amounts of quests with many of them collecting a ton of a single item and each person has their own role in the party. Each character is unique and even though the story is tried and true, it's fun watching the scenes and the little interludes between each scene.

I just wish you had a full party the entire game. Thanks to the story, the party is split up numerous times and you are forced to do single battles all the time. I don't remember any boss battles with the full party and those are some of the best fights in FFXII. Also, the graphics have this early 3D look that make it hard to tell if it is good or not. Everything looks to computer generated for my tastes. The voice talent is superb and the world looks beautiful, but the character models looks a bit primitive for the time.

With a short campaign and a rather underwhelming ending, Sudeki doesn't overstay its welcome. The game is only about 25 hours long, so it's a great smaller game. I think it is a hidden gem on the XBOX system and a truly engaging game. If you like MMORPG's or are a fan of FFXII, I would give Sudeki a shot. It pleasantly surprised me and was mostly a joy to play through the entire game.
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by prfsnl_gmr Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 pm

Nice to read your impression of Sudeki. I had a neighbor who loved that game and swore it was one of the best on the system. I picked up a copy on his recommendation, but I haven’t played it yet.
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by ElkinFencer10 Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:33 pm

I've had a copy of Sudeki for a while as well but have never played it. I might have to throw it in my Xbox after reading your review!
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