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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by MrHealthy Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:09 pm

February
1. Metal Slug 3 (Vita)

March
2. My Name is Mayo (PS4) Replay
3. The Walking Dead (Vita) Replay

April
4. Killzone Mercenary (Vita)
5. Rivals of Aether (PC)

May
6. Metroid Samus Returns (3DS)
7. Pokemon White (DS) Replay
8. Mirrors Edge Catalyst (PC)
9. Consortium (PC)
10. Mass Effect 3: Citadel (PC)
11. Mass Effect 3: Omega (PC)
12. Mass Effect 3: Leviathan (PC)

June
13. Need for Speed: The Run (PC)
14. Tomb Raider 2013 (PC)
15. CounterSpy (PS4) Replay
16. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
17. Call of Duty World War 2 (PS4)
18. inFamous Second Son (PS4)

July
19. inFamous First Light (PS4)
20. Journey (PS4) Replay
21. Titan Souls (PS4 / Vita)
22. The Unfinished Swan (PS4) Replay
23. Deliriant (PS4)
24. The Order: 1886 (PS4)
25. LittleBigPlanet: Metal Gear Solid Level Kit (PS3) NEW
26. LittleBigPlanet: Pirates of the Caribbean Level Kit (PS3) NEW
27. Dragon Age Origins: The Golems of Amgarrak (PS3) NEW
28. Dragon Age Origins: Witch Hunt (PS3) NEW
29. Shütshimi (Vita) NEW

August
30. God of War (PS4) NEW
31. Super Stardust Ultra (PS4) NEW
32. Fat Princess Adventures (PS4) NEW
33. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds (Vita) Replay NEW
34. Reverie (Vita) NEW
35. A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV (PS4) NEW
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by dunpeal2064 Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:39 pm

MrHealthy wrote:35. A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV (PS4) NEW


I very rarely hate games, but man, I despised "A King's Tale". I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on it! :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pook99 Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:15 pm

251. Super Mario 3 mix (nes hack)
252. Streets of Rage 2x (openbor)


Super Mario 3 mix:

I recently heard of this game(thanks xeograd) and decided to check it out and I'm really glad I did as this was one of the coolest romhacks I have ever played.

Like in Super Mario 3 there are 8 worlds, but each world is based off of a different mario game, so for example the first world is based off of Mario 1, with the first 2 levels being redone versions of world 1-1 and 1-2, and the boss of each castle being bowser on the bridge, world 2 is based off of Mario 2, complete with birdo boss fights, and ends in a battle with wart. You also get worlds based off of mario world, sunshine, and galaxy. Each level is mostly very well done, complete with their own unique twists and enemies. My favorite was definitely world 4 where you get to ride 8 bit yoshi around the levels, the only world I thought was terrible was world 7, based off of mario galaxy you have varying gravity where sometimes you are walking on the floor and other times you are on the ceiling. However, it is not made clear when gravity is reversed and you wind up doing a lot of blind jumps and trial and error, outside of that world the rest of the game is a ton of fun and I really enjoyed the gimmicks each one brought to the table.

Each level also has 3 hidden star coins(ala new super mario bros) and they are fun and challenging to collect. The difficulty of this game is done right, it is mostly on the easier side but the difficulty does ramp up a bit in the later levels, but as a whole it is probably a little easier than the original super mario 3, this is not a bad thing as it is still really fun to play, and a good game to play when you just want to relax.

If you have not heard of this game and enjoy mario games than it is definitely worth your time.


Streets of Rage 2x (openbor)

After reading about streets of rage 4 I was really in the mood to play a streets of rage game, this game just got an update and I heard good things so I decided to check it out.

The best way to describe this game would be streets of rage 2: super turbo champion edition. The game is basically an enhanced version of streets of rage 2. It has the same intro, ending, and level layout, but everything moves a lot faster, there are loads more enemies on the screen at once, and the bosses are considerably tougher than they are in the original.

To compensate for all this you have more moves at your disposal, each character can now block(largely useless), run, and you can dodge in 8 directions by tapping a button, this comes in incredibly handy when being mobbed by enemies and when trying to dodge enemy moves. You also have a rage meter that lets you unleash an incredibly powerful combo and fills up as you deal damage to enemies.

The pace of the game is quicker, the best analogy would be to compare the speed difference in street fighter 2 vs street fighter 2 turbo, which is welcome since Axel is my favorite character and his normal walk speed is way too slow. Despite the added enemies, many of which have enhanced moves, the game is not really difficult and veterans of the series should not have too much trouble getting through it. The bosses are much harder though, expect to die several times on just about every boss, but you get pretty frequent 1-ups so this does not pose too much of a problem, I beat the game with 15 lives remaining on my first playthrough.

Overall this was a really fun game, it offers 4 player coop which is really cool, and if you have played streets of rage 2 to death like I have then you will likely enjoy what this game offers.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by MrHealthy Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:09 pm

dunpeal2064 wrote:
MrHealthy wrote:35. A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV (PS4) NEW


I very rarely hate games, but man, I despised "A King's Tale". I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on it! :lol:


I actually really liked it. I am not a final fantasy fan, have not played most of them so I went in with no preconceptions of what a final fantasy spinoff should be like. But I felt the combat satisfying and fun, enemy variety was good and I had to use different strategies for different enemy groups. It was also short enough that it didn't feel tiresome by the end. Just put it down satisfied.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by ElkinFencer10 Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:23 am

Games Beaten in 2018 So Far - 87
* denotes a replay

January (16 Games Beaten)
1. Phantasy Star Portable - PlayStation Portable - January 1
2. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War - Xbox One - January 9
3. Duck Tales - NES - January 10
4. Yakuza Kiwami - PlayStation 4 - January 14
5. Xuan-Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament - PlayStation 4 - January 20
6. Doki Doki Literature Club - Steam - January 20
7. Deep Space Waifu - Steam - January 21
8. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter - Steam - January 21
9. Duck Tales 2 - NES - January 22
10. TaleSpin - NES - January 22
11. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - NES - January 23
12. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 - NES - January 24
13. Global Defence Force - PlayStation 2 - January 24
14. Darkwing Duck - NES - January 25
15. Tiny Toon Adventures - NES - January 26
16. Poi - Steam - January 28


February (18 Games Beaten)
17. Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD - Steam - February 3
18. Final Fantasy Legend - Game Boy - February 5
19. Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni - Vita - February 5
20. Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo - 3DS - February 8
21. Adventures in Equica: Unicorn Training - Android - February 8
22. Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest - SNES - February 10
23. X-COM: UFO Defense - Steam - February 14
24. Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys -TurboGrafx-CD - February 18
25. Army Men - Game Boy Color - February 19
26. Army Men 2 - Game Boy Color - February 19
27. Army Men: Air Combat - Game Boy Color - February 20
28. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd - PlayStation Portable - February 22
29. Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 - Game Boy Color - February 22
30. Army Men Advance - Game Boy Advance - February 24
31. Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn - PlayStation 3 - February 25
32. Army Men: Operation Green - Game Boy Advance - February 26
33. A Night Out - PC - February 27
34. Army Men: Turf Wars - Game Boy Advance - February 27


March (10 Games Beaten)
35. Phantasy Star - Master System - March 10*
36. Grand Kingdom - PlayStation 4 - March 17
37. Bit.Trip Beat - Wii - March 18
38. Bit.Trip Core - Wii - March 18
39. Bit.Trip Void - Wii - March 18
40. Bit.Trip Runner - Wii - March 22
41. Bit.Trip Fate - Wii - March 22
42. Bit.Trip Flux - Wii - March 24
43. Bit.Trip Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - Wii U - March 25
44. My Nintendo Picross: Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess - 3DS - March 28


April (7 Games Beaten)
45. Gundam Breaker 3 - PlayStation 4 - April 4
46. Night Trap - PlayStation 4 - April 5
47. Corpse Killer - Sega CD 32X - April 9
48. Corpse Killer - Saturn - April 11*
49. Area 51 - Saturn - April 16*
50. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers - Sega CD - April 17
51. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis - PlayStation 4 - April 28*


May (6 Games Beaten)
52. Detention - PlayStation 4 - May
53. Guacamelee - Wii U - May 6
54. EDGE - Wii U - May 7
55. RUSH - Wii U - May 9
56. Pokemon Snap - Nintendo 64 - May 27
57. Doom VFR - PS VR - May 27


June (20 Games Beaten)
58. Jurassic Pinball - Switch - June 8
59. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn - Switch - June 9
60. Lost Sphear - Switch - June 11
61. Medal of Honor Heroes 2 - Wii - June 12
62. Medal of Honor: Vanguard - Wii - June 14
63. Pokemon Quest - Switch - June 15
64. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - 3DS - June 17
65. Art of Balance - Wii U - June 17
66. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon - Switch - June 18
67. DmC Devil May Cry - PlayStation 4 - June 19
68. DmC Devil May Cry: Vergil's Downfall - PlayStation 4 - June 19
69. Assassin's Creed Rogue - PlayStation 3 - June 20
70. Assassin's Creed Unity - Xbox One - June 21
71. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China - Xbox One - June 22
72. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India - Xbox One - June 23
73. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia - Xbox One - June 24
74. New Gundam Breaker - PlayStation 4 - June 24
75. Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard - PlayStation 3 - June 25
76. Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Xbox One - June 29
77. Ride to Hell: Retribution - Xbox 360 - June 30


July (8 Games Beaten)
78. Broforce - PlayStation 4 - July 4
79. Just Cause 2 - PlayStation 3 - July 4
80. Barack Fu: The Adventures of Dirty Barry - Switch - July 5
81. Organ Trail - PlayStation 4 - July 5
82. Red Dead Revolver - Xbox - July 7
83. Omega Quintet - PlayStation 4 - July 13
84. Super Mario Sunshine - Gamecube - July 16
85. Nurse Love Addiction - Vita - July 17


August (2 Games Beaten)
86. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - PS4 - August 3
87. Life is Strange: Before the Storm - PS4 - August 3


87. Life is Strange: Before the Storm - PS4 - August 3

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Life is Strange is one of my absolute favorite choice-driven narrative games, and the prequel, Before the Storm, absolutely did not disappoint. I picked it up on Prime Day when it was like $10, and it quickly proceeded to devour the next three days of my life. It adds a TON of backstory for Chloe and really fleshes out her character, making you appreciate her all the more in the original game.

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If you've played Life is Strange, then you know what to expect from Before the Storm. It plays pretty much exactly the same albeit without the time manipulation mechanic. Because it plays, looks, and sounds almost exactly the same, this is going to be a pretty brief review. You play as Chloe going through events about a year before the original game took place. Your choices and interactions with people through each episode affect elements of the story down the line. Some choices have a negligible effect whereas other choices will have severe and widespread consequences. It's that kind of agency and impact on the game world that really take immersion to the next level in my opinion, and the only folks who I've seen do it better than the Life is Strange dev team is TellTale, and being second to them is by no means a bad thing.

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In addition to getting a firsthand look at the events that took place immediately prior to Life is Strange, there are several flashback sequences that do a lot of elaborate on the strained relationship between Chloe and her step-father, David, as well as the childhood experiences that helped shape Chloe into the dynamic character she later became. Those flashbacks really help you empathize a bit with Chloe and go a long way towards explaining some of her more questionable decisions. The writing, in addition to being able to evoke some strong emotional responses from the player, is brilliant with its humor both in design and in execution. Not only are there some fantastic joke lines, but they're delivered in a manner and with the timing to maximize their effect whereas such lines are often misused and ruin the mood of a scene.

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm is everything that a prequel should be. It tells a gripping story, it fills in the backstory of its predecessor while answering some of the lingering questions with which players were originally left, and it tugs at the heartstrings with some incredibly emotionally charged scenes. It doesn't quite reach the stunningly impressive impact of the original game in my opinion, but it is nonetheless a superb follow-up and a definite must-play for any gamer who appreciates well-developed characters, a powerful narrative, and engrossing world-building. I absolutely recommend it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Jagosaurus Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:44 am

I'm currently, slowly, going through Rayman 3 HD with my son. We're having fun with it, but the 3D environment with dual sticks is challenging for a 3 year old. During that timeframe, I did manage to squeeze in some time to beat...

Halo 3

While Halo 2 was revolutionary regarding XB Live and sharpened the Halo CE formula, my order of the original 3 goes:

CE > 3 > 2

I'm probably in a minority there. The story in Halo 3 is great. Awesome learning more about Chief and Cortana's duo. True story, Mrs. Jago gets jealous of my nerd crush on Cortana :lol:. Speaking of, what a cool manual cover this has:
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Hard to explain, but I prefer the level design in 3 to 2. Some of the campaign missions in 2 are a bit annoying. I never felt that way in 3.

I played the mess out of all 3 of these in multiplayer during their prime, yeah including lugging a CRT to LAN parties for CE 8) . Halo 3 really upped the online play with the bubble shield and hammers... man... many classes were missed due to this game.

Overall, a fun one to revisit. First time beating it solo and from start to finish continuously (vs with friends here and there).

I'm looking forward to playing through both ODST & Reach. My college roommate had these & while I played them some, I don't remember much.

2018 Games Beaten:
1. Halo: Combat Evolved (oXbox)
2. Kameo: Elements of Power (360)
3. Halo 2 (oXbox, played upscaled on 360)
4. Dead Rising 2 (360)
5. Halo 3 (360)
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by prfsnl_gmr Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:36 am

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)
54. Double Dragon IV (iOS)
55. Double Dragon Neon (PS3)
56. Double Dragon (GB)
57. Shadow Tower (PS1)
58. Double Dragon 3: The Sacred Stones (NES)

Double Dragon 3: The Sacred Stones (NES) Is easily the hardest Double Dragon game I’ve played yet. You start with one life and no continues. The enemies are powerful and relentless, and the controls are sluggish. It took me dozens of attempts to beat the first level...but then I learned the ancient art of “tedium fighting” where you use on or two moves repeatedly to guard your health while exploiting the enemy AI to chip away at your countless adversaries. This strategy made the first level manageable, and it served me well until the final boss...which is just horrible experience. (There’s nothing like using the most tedious strategy possible to get through most of a lengthy beat ‘em up only to have the game glitch out when you get to the last boss. That’ll convince you to start using save states very quickly... :? ) The game looks good, and it has some good ideas. It is also way better than Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone (ARCADE). Like Battletoads, however, most of its best ideas are locked behind a very unwelcoming introduction, and success depends entirely on playing the game in the most tedious way possible. Not recommended.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by alienjesus Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:34 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:The game looks good, and it has some good ideas. It is also way better than Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone (ARCADE). Like Battletoads, however, most of its best ideas are locked behind a very unwelcoming introduction, and success depends entirely on playing the game in the most tedious way possible. Not recommended.


You should stop forcing yourself to play all these bad Double Dragon games and should go finish off the Wonder Boy series instead - you've basically got all the best games to play in that franchise! :wink:
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Jagosaurus Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:06 am

DOOM

One of my all time favorites and most influential games... hence the avatar. I like to run through this once a year. Notice I didn't say "Ultimate" Doom because I played through the original 3 episodes:

Knee Deep In The Dead
Shores of Hell
Inferno

I knocked out the original 24 missions, and I believe I hit 2 of the secret exits for 26 missions completed.

Most here probably know this, but a fourth episode, Thy Flesh Consumed, was eventually released (roughly 18 months later) as part of Ultimate Doom for a big box retail push. These are crazy tough. E4M1 & M2 have to be completed perfect and really require you to get the secrets to survive. They're fun for a masochist :lol:. You'll need a FAQ handy. On my list for 2018 to finish these, but not in a huge rush. Will upgrade my list to "Ultimate" Doom when I do.

Overall, I enjoyed the 360 port. I played with head phones on and lights out. 25 years later... still got a few jump scares out of me!

2018 Games Beaten:
1. Halo: Combat Evolved (oXbox)
2. Kameo: Elements of Power (360)
3. Halo 2 (oXbox, played upscaled on 360)
4. Dead Rising 2 (360)
5. Halo 3 (360)
6. DOOM (360 XBLM)
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pook99 Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:32 am

I love double dragon 3, it is actually quite possibly my favorite double dragon game. I do agree the last boss is a pain in the ass, the 2 mummies are easy but boring to fight (14 jump kicks each to kill) but the final boss is very difficult and has a ton of health. Outside of that I think the game has a ton of fun moves to pull off and I really liked being able to switch to different characters. This should probably go in the unpopular opinion thread though since most people really hate this game.
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