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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Agreed that the Wii U installment is the best. The DS, Wii, and 3DS ones just get all jumbled in my head.

Wonder if we'll see one on the Switch.

(Tangentially related, but I did enjoy Super Mario Run quite a bit, that one at least did something different).

Oh, and New Super Mario Bros. is the first game I've beaten this year that was released within the last 20 years! :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by PartridgeSenpai Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:02 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Agreed that the Wii U installment is the best. The DS, Wii, and 3DS ones just get all jumbled in my head.


Ahhh, I see you are also a man of taste~!
The Wii U one is also my favorite by quite a good bit :D
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Ack Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:20 am

1. Jungle Book (SNES)(Platformer)
2. Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge (SNES)(Light Gun Shooter)
3. Might and Magic VI (PC)(RPG)
4. Revenant (PC)(RPG)
5. Neo Turf Masters (NGPC)(Sports)
6. Fatal Fury: First Contact (NGPC)(Fighter)
7. Pac-Man (NGPC)(Action)

8. Golden Axe (Genesis)(Hack and Slash)
9. Blood and Bacon (PC)(FPS)
10. Gain Ground (Genesis)(Strategy)

11. Flicky (Genesis)(Platformer)
12. Zombie Shooter 2 (PC)(Top-Down Shooter)
13. Phantasmagoria (PC)(Point and Click)
14. SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter's Clash - Capcom Version (NGPC)(Card Game)
15. Toonstruck (PC)(Point and Click)
16. Riven (PC)(Point and Click)
17. Dragon Wars (PC)(RPG)
18. Dungeon Hack (PC)(RPG)
19. SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (NGPC)(Fighter)
20. Portal 2 (PC)(Puzzle FPS)
21. Goat Simulator: Waste of Space (PC)(Action)
22. Goat Simulator: Payday (PC)(Action)
23. Goat Simulator: MMO Simulator (PC)(Action)

24. Goat Simulator: GoatZ (PC)(Action)
25. Goat Simulator (PC)(Action)
26. Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis)(Beat 'Em Up)
27. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PC)(Action Platformer)

28. Deadlight (PC)(Platformer)
28. Antichamber (PC)(Puzzle FPS)
29. S.C.A.R.S. (N64)(Racing)
30. Anvil of Dawn (PC)(RPG)
31. Earth Defense Force 4.1 (PC)(Action)
32. Inherit the Earth (PC)(Point-and-Click Adventure)
33. Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny (PC)(FPS)

Spear of Destiny is the official expansion for Wolfenstein 3D. It features 21 levels (including 2 secret levels), additional bosses and enemies, huge levels, and tons more gunplay, making it a nice add-on to Wolfenstein 3D. Plus, it also gives us more of a look at the minds of ID, because the entire team worked on it with the sole exception of John Carmack, who had chosen instead to focus on a new game engine which would become the basis for DOOM.

So, what does Spear of Destiny give you over Wolf3D? Well, more. More Nazis, more bosses, and more castles, catacombs, and caves to fight them in. And at the end, you find the Spear of Destiny and then must face the Angel of Death in a haunted arena to prove you are worthy to wield it.

Unfortunately, this doesn't make for a massive change in gameplay. There is still a limited number of enemy types, and you'll have seen nearly all by the time you beat level 5 if you managed to find the first secret level. To make up for this, eventually ID just starts throwing tons of them at you at a time, forcing you to mow them down and pray that you're quicker on the draw. The boss fights also don't really add much new: you see a boss, you duck in and out of cover and unload on them while avoiding their shots, which have a nice sound effect to go along since nearly all of them use the chain gun. So if you like Wolf3D, well, Spear of Destiny makes for a nice continuation of its style, but SoD shouldn't be your first foray into this era of ID. Play Wolf3D first and then hit up SoD.

Now for all that I've said, the final level of Spear of Destiny shows an evolution in ID's thinking, and it makes for a mini-step towards the DOOM formula. First, you're now in a cavernous Hellscape with blood pools, skulls, and nasty imagery. Second, you now have unkillable ghosts as monsters wandering the halls; take one down, and it'll respawn a short while later, presaging the enemy resurrection of Nightmare Mode in DOOM. Perhaps most important is that the boss is a giant demon who shoots projectiles that you can sidestep. It's the most interesting boss fight because it's different, but it also feels like you're evading a particularly nasty imp, albeit one who will knock off half your health if he so much as wings you. No, he isn't a tough fight, you just sidestep while unloading, but it still marks a pleasant change from the numerous hit-scan enemies you fight up to this point.

I liked Spear of Destiny. I'd recommend it to folks who have played Wolfenstein 3D and enjoyed it. It's also a nice game for anyone who enjoys this era of FPS, though play Wolf3D first if you haven't.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:48 pm

First 50
1. Bastion (iOS)
2. LaserCat (360)
3. Zombie Incident (3DS)
4. Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (3DS)
5. Monument Valley 2 (iOS)
6. Zenge (iOS)
7. Master of Darkness (Game Gear/3DS)
8. Wonder Boy (SMS)
9. Full Throttle Remastered (iOS)
10. Adventure Island (NES)
11. Adventure Island II (NES)
12. Adventure Island (GB)
13. Super Adventure Island (SNES)
14. New Adventure Island (TG16)
15. Adventure Island III (NES)
16. The Legend of the Ghost Lion (NES)
17. Part Time UFO (iOS)
18. Adventure Island II: Aliens in Paradise (GB)
19. Adventure Island IV (NES)
20. Super Adventure Island II (SNES)
21. Adventure Island: The Beginning (WII)
22. Quell Memento (3DS)
23. Wonder Boy in Monster Land (ARCADE)
24. Saiyuuki World (FAMICOM)
25. Whomp ‘Em (NES)
26. Bikkuriman World (TG16)
27. Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (TG16)
28. Go Series: Picdun (DS)
29. The Keep (3DS)
30. Dooors (3DS)
31. Ninja Gaiden (ARCADE)
32. Advance Guardian Heroes (GBA)
33. TMNT (GBA)
34. Double Dragon Advance (GBA)
35. Mighty Final Fight (NES)
36. Double Dragon II (ARCADE)
37. Kung Fu Master (GB)
38. Cube Escape: The Lake (iOS)
39. Cube Escape: Seasons (iOS)
40. Cube Escape: Arles (iOS)
41 . Cube Escape: Harvey’s Box (iOS)
42. Cube Escape: Case 23 (iOS)
43. Cube Escape: The Mill (iOS)
44. Rusty Lake Hotel (iOS)
45. Cube Escape: Birthday (iOS)
46. Cube Escape: The Theatre (iOS)
47. Rusty Lake Roots (iOS)
48. Cube Escape: The Cave (iOS)
49. Rusty Lake Paradise (iOS)
50. Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone (ARCADE)

51. Knightmare Tower (iOS)
52. 80s Overdrive (3DS)
53. Hitman Go (iOS)
54. Deus Ex Go (iOS)
55. Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis)

NEVER AGAIN...
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by dsheinem Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Games Beaten 2018
The first 50:
Darkwing Duck - NES (PS4)
DuckTales - NES (PS4)
DuckTales 2 - NES (PS4)
Talespin - NES (PS4)
Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers - NES (PS4)
Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers 2 - NES (PS4)
Scarecrow - PS1 (Vita)
The Heart of Dark - PS1 (Vita)
Justice - PS1 (Vita)
Caligo - PC
Tomb Raider (2013) - X1
Nephise Begins - PC
Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristam - PC
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - X1
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest - SNES
Forza Horizon 3 - X1/ PC
Elbub - PC
Tekken 4 -PS2
Injustice 2 -PS4
Apollo 11 VR - PSVR
Star Wars Battlefront II -PS4
Unearthing Mars - PSVR
Jenny of the Prairie - C64
Part Time UFO - iOS
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite - PS4
War of the Monsters -PS2
Far Cry 5 - PS4
Uncharted: Lost Legacy - PS4
Soul Calibur 2 - GCN
God of War (2018) - PS4
Orcs and Elves - NDS
Tekken 7 - PS4
House of the Dead 4 Special - PS3
S.A.R. (Search and Rescue) - PS3
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR - PSVR
Time Crisis: Razing Storm - PS3
Time Crisis IV - PS3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance - PS4
Dodonpachi Saidaioujou - 360
Ketsui Kizuna Shigokutachi Extra - PS3
Bad Dudes - Arcade (Wii)
Crude Buster - Arcade (Wii)
Wizard Fire - Arcade (Wii)
Heavy Barrel - Arcade (Wii)
The Bouncer - PS2
Thor: God of Thunder - NDS
Destiny 2: Warmind - PS4
King Oddball - PS4
High Hell - PC
Postal Redux - PC

Super Night Riders - PC
Slap City - PC
Ultraflow - iOS
Grim Dawn - PC
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - PC
Postal 2 - PC
Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend - PC
Street Fighter V (SF1 Story Mode) - PS4 *new*
Windjammers- PS4 *new*
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR - Dragonborn - PSVR *new*

Total: 60


Previously: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

I played a few games to get into the "EVO Spirit" (even though I didn't watch any of the actual event this year), so the first two represent that. SFV is still a fun entry in the series, but I still don't have a good sense of where I'd rank it in comparison to the others. I do wish that I didn't have to pay extra money to play as Blanka.

Windjammers was a game I'd always heard about and never played before - but it was on sale for $1.50 a week or two ago and I bought it on a whim. I am glad I did - it is a very engaging take on a pong-like game that oozes with early 90s charm and Neo Geo classiness. I played through Arcade mode a few times (where I fared better than I seem to do online).

I have now spent over 70 hours in the VR version of Tamriel, which is probably twice what I spent with the game on PC way back when I first beat it. This game - and specifically this immersive and astounding version of it - has now become one of my all time favorites - probably a Top 5 favorite video game. I had never played the Dragonborn DLC, and I must say that it is exceedingly better than I thought it might be. I really liked the entire new island to play around on, the story was much more self-contained and interesting than the main game's campaign, the antagonist was more menacing, and a lot of nice little additions to the various systems and abilities were quite welcome. I look forward to going back for more soon.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:21 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:55. Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis)

NEVER AGAIN...


Pretty much all that needs to be said.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Gunstar Green Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:17 pm

I used the Legacy Collection as an excuse to finally beat Mega Man X7. It was less of an ordeal than I was expecting given how awful I am at all forms of 3D platforming, though it was still pretty bad. 3D games sure have come a long way since this mess (not that it was considered good at any point in history). X8 is the only other game in the series I haven't completed, I've always gotten bored of it.

That said, X7 at least felt like they were trying, they just didn't have the experience or any good ideas for bringing Mega Man X to the third dimension. It's not the cynical cash grab romhack that is X6 and I didn't feel utterly miserable after finishing it so it's still better than that game in my eyes. I'm glad I didn't play it back when it was new because the disappointment would have hit pretty hard. I'll likely never touch it again for the rest of my life but it feels nice to have finally finished one of the black sheeps of one of my favorite game franchises.

On the bright side the 3D X games look pretty nice in HD on the legacy collection and I'll be giving X8 another shake soon.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:45 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:55. Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis)

NEVER AGAIN...


Pretty much all that needs to be said.


I know, right?! I really, really enjoyed some parts of it, and I think the art and sound direction is spectacular. These are, tragically, overshadowed by a few areas of extremely poor game design.

Does anyone know if the sequel is any better? If so, I may give that a shot.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Xeogred Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:24 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:I used the Legacy Collection as an excuse to finally beat Mega Man X7. It was less of an ordeal than I was expecting given how awful I am at all forms of 3D platforming, though it was still pretty bad. 3D games sure have come a long way since this mess (not that it was considered good at any point in history). X8 is the only other game in the series I haven't completed, I've always gotten bored of it.

That said, X7 at least felt like they were trying, they just didn't have the experience or any good ideas for bringing Mega Man X to the third dimension. It's not the cynical cash grab romhack that is X6 and I didn't feel utterly miserable after finishing it so it's still better than that game in my eyes. I'm glad I didn't play it back when it was new because the disappointment would have hit pretty hard. I'll likely never touch it again for the rest of my life but it feels nice to have finally finished one of the black sheeps of one of my favorite game franchises.

On the bright side the 3D X games look pretty nice in HD on the legacy collection and I'll be giving X8 another shake soon.

Couldn't stomach more of X7 after the intro stage.

X8 I beat back in the day, didn't love it then. Got bored pretty much instantly giving it another shot this time around with the collection. Maybe I'll play it again later.

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I got the platinum for X1-X4, then all the trophies for X5-X6. But I don't care about trophies enough to suffer through X7-X8...
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by alienjesus Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:32 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:55. Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis)

NEVER AGAIN...


Pretty much all that needs to be said.


I know, right?! I really, really enjoyed some parts of it, and I think the art and sound direction is spectacular. These are, tragically, overshadowed by a few areas of extremely poor game design.

Does anyone know if the sequel is any better? If so, I may give that a shot.


I played the sequel just recently for Together Retro. It's better balanced and a lot more fair, but it's still pretty tough and still has some frustrating design elements. Expect a better experience overall, but not anything revelatory - it is very much more of the same.
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