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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by prfsnl_gmr Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:44 am

alienjesus wrote:
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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I know! I’ve just been strangely addicted to this series for some reason recently. I blame Sarge’s TR and going down the rabbit hole on HG101’s Double Dragon articles.

pook99 wrote: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.


I can see it’s appeal. I just found it not very fun. I think Sarge, our resident beat em up expert also really like it; so, you’re not alone in your opinion. I just found it a lot less compelling than its NES predecessor (but still way better than the awful arcade version).
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pook99 Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:34 pm

253. Mega Man: Super fighting robots (SFR)

I just can't stop playing mega man games, it is actually surprising how many original fan mega man games and rom hacks exist relative to other classic franchises. The quality of all of the ones I have played so far is very good, and SFR is no exception.

The storyline is that proto-man is tired of being used as a tool for humans, so he assembles a team of 8 robots and starts a rebellion to overthrow the humans. Dr. Light and Mega Man are shocked and saddened as to why protoman would go down such a dark path and mega man sets out to stop the robot rebellion and smack some sense into his brother.

SFR follows the set up of any traditional mega man game, there are 8 robot masters, each with a weakness and a special weapon and when you beat all of them you are taken to a multi-stage final level that concludes with an epic battle with protoman...or is there something more sinister behind his actions
Surprise!!!! He is under Wily's control


Mega Man plays exactly how you would expect him to play, he has his standard buster, charge shot, slide, rush coil, rush jet, access to BEAT if you find all the letters and a shop where you can go in between levels to buy items. The shop is a little different in this game since you can buy armor upgrades that enhance mega mans defense, attack, movespeed, charge speed and more. When the whole set is collected Mega Man is stronger, faster, takes less damage, does not auto die when he touches spikes, he even jumps out of pits if you fall in with full health. On top of all this, item pick ups give you a much larger boost than normal.

Because of all of these upgrades SFR is not as hard as some of the other games in the series. It starts out pretty difficult but there are far more bolts laid around in this game than in your average mega man game, a few failed attempts at a level will likely give you enough bolts to start buying the armor upgrades and stocking up on E tanks (you can carry 9) which will help make this game a much easier experience. This is perfect for mega man fans who are looking for a slightly easier experience, of course if you are a hardcore mega man fan you can just ignore the upgrades and the game will be considerably more difficult.

Overall SFR is a solid game, it does not reinvent the wheel but if this game was released on the NES it would have fit right it, the level and boss designs are good, many of the weapons are fun to use, and the difficulty is adjustable on the fly depending on how you want to play it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Markies Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:52 pm

Markies' Games Beat List Of 2018!
*Denotes Replay For Completion*

1. The Granstream Saga (PS1)
2. Perfect Dark (N64)
*3. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete (PS1)*
4. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (XBOX)
5. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
*6. Pikmin (GCN)*
*7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (N64)*
8. Shining Force II (GEN)
*9. X-Men Vs. Street Fighter (PS1)*
*10. Mafia (XBOX)*
11. James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire (GCN)
12. ChuChu Rocket! (SDC)
*13. Super Metroid (SNES)*
14. Final Fantasy II (NES)
15. Devil May Cry (PS2)
16. Mega Man: The Wily Wars (GEN)
17. Secret of Evermore (SNES)
18. Test Drive: Eve of Destruction (PS2)
19. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GCN)
*20. Paper Mario (N64)*
21. Grandia II (SDC)
22. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS2)
23. Bomberman Hero (N64)
24. OutRun (GEN)
25. Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
26. Super Monkey Ball (GCN)

27. Mischief Makers (N64)

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I beat Mischief Makers on the Nintendo 64 this evening!

Back in my early Backlogging days, I lived near one of the best hole-in-the-wall local video game stores I have ever been into. The placed smelled of cigarettes, the owner was a little gruff and it was hard to find the good stuff, but he had some of the best stuff I have ever seen and the prices were utterly outstanding. I used to walk out of there with five or fix hard to find games every single time I walked in there. Initially, that is how I ballooned my Backlog. After a while, I controlled my urges and only went there after beating so many games. Well, one trip, I found a bunch of games and one of them was Mischief Makers. I was just learning about the company Treasure at the time. Since I found Mischief Makers and Gunstar Heroes at the same time, I decided to dive head first into Treasure games.

Treasure games are usually know for their frantic and frenetic pace along with boss battle after boss battle. They are refined arcade action games with a gimmick that they twist on throughout the entirety of the game. They are not know for story or character, which is funny considering the cut scenes are my favorite part of Mischief Makers. After every world, you have a cutscene between the two characters and it is absolutely hilarious. Seeing Marina throw the Professor and then the Professor get kidnap again is fantastic! The hook in the game is that you can grab onto anything. For some levels, it is really unique and you get that beautiful light bulb moment. Everything clicks and everything works perfectly because you know exactly what to do.

Other levels, you are completely lost as the game gives very little direction. You need a guide just to figure out some bosses and levels. I like the two main characters, but the enemies and bosses are very annoying. There is way too much dialogue for a Treasure game. Also, the controls take some getting used too. It takes a while to do exactly what you want to do and that leads to some frustration.

Overall, I would say Mischief Makers is a mix bag. For a Treasure game, it is on the relatively easy side once you know what to do. The two final bosses are the only ones that gave me trouble. It's fun to play and watch the cut scenes, but it can also be a little annoying and somewhat tedious at times. Compared to other Treasure games, I feel like it is a lesser tier game, but it is still a good one overall that is very unique.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pook99 Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:16 am

1. Skeleton Boomerang
2. TMNT: Hypersonte Heist (genesis)
3. greedy guns
4. Haunted: Halloween 85
5. Fists elimination tower
6. 222 hearts
7. Archrobo: robotic annhilation
8. King of fighters 94 (neogeo)
9. 88 Heroes (terrible game)
10. Iron Commando (snes) (another terrible game)
11. Ersatz
12. Crystal Cosmos
13. Metal Slug (neogeo)
14. Gunhero
15. Gradius rebirth (wii)
16. Kung fu (nes)
17. Ghosts n goblins (nes)
18. Double Dragon 2(gameboy)
19. Ninja Baseballl batman (arcade)
20. Mega man network transmission (gamecube)
21. Aladin(master system)
22. Rastan (master system)
23. Kung fu kid(master system)
24. Alex Kidd in Shinobi world (master system)
25. GI Joe (nes)
26. Sonic Chaos (master system)
27. Double Dragon(nes)
28. Dick Tracy (genesis)
29. Mega man 2(nes)
30. Final Fight (snes)
31. Ratchet and Clank (ps4)
32. Redeemer
33. Mega Man X3(snes)
34. Nex Machina
35. Doodler
36. O Fox life (sucked, but finished in 15 minutes)
37. Tai fu(ps1)
38. serious sam bogus detour
39. Vox Populi Vox Dei 2
40. Mecho Tales
41. Metal Soldiers 2
42. Atomic Adam episode 1
43. Altered beast: guardians of the realm(gba)
44. Mike Tysons Punch out (nes)
45. Strider 2 (ps1)
46. Contra(nes)
47. Batman returns (snes)
48. Double Dragon 4
49. Megaman (nes)
50. Ninja Gaiden (nes)
51. Ninja Gaiden 2 (nes)
52. Axiom Verge
53. The Evil within 2
54. Entertainment hero
55. Miles and Kilo
56. Momodora: reverie under moonlight
57. Aladdin (genesis)
58. Kick ass commandos
59. Carnage in space: ignition
60. Death and return of superman (snes)
61. Save Dash
62. Ultra Goodnes
63. Lady Sia (gba)
64. goldeneye (n64)
65. Dragons Lair
66. Streets of rage: remake
67. castlevania: dawn of sorrow (ds)
68. Wendy: every witch way (gbc)
69. Kid tripp (switch)
70. Lost Castle
71. Splasher
72. Super C (nes)
73. Castlevania (nes)
74. Super Double Dragon (snes)
75. Guardian
76. Golden axe: revenge of death adder (mame)
77. Double Dragon (arcade)
78. adventures of batman and robin (snes)
79. Heads run
80. Final Fight 2 (snes)
81. Mickey mouse -great circus mystery (snes)
82. Super Punch out (snes)
83. Bionic commando (mame)
84. shovel knight: plague of shadows
85. Castlevania: rondo of blood (turbo cd)
86. Castlevania: dracula x (snes)
87. Ruiner
88. Castlevania: the adventure rebirth(wii)
89. Pavel quest
90. Super castlevania 4 (snes)
91. Operation C (gameboy)
92. Not dying today
93. Double Dragon 3 (nes)
94. Hikibyou 2
95. Bayonetta 2 (switch)
96. Boogerman (snes)
97. Rocking pilot
98. Talent not included
99. Overgrowth
100. Shockman (tg-16)
101. Castlevania 3 draculas curse (nes)
102. Streets of rage 2 (genesis)
103. Loyalty and blood: Viktor origins
104. Mega Man 4 (nes)
105. Contra: shattered soldier (ps2)
106. Mega Man 5 (nes)
107. Final Fight 3 (snes)
108. Target Renegade (nes)
109. Renegade (nes)
110. Smashing the battle
111. Kabuki Quantum fighter (nes)
112. Streets of rage (genesis)
113. Kageki (genesis)
114. Batman (nes)
115. Mega Man 9 (wii)
116. Mega Man 6 (nes)
117. Mega Man 10 (wii)
118. Fist Slash (not beaten, completely impossible last world)
119. Wolfenstein 2
120. Final Fight Gold SUper plus (openbor)
121. World Heroes supreme Justice (openbor)
122. Streets of rage 4 (openbor)
123. Final Fight x (openbor)
124. Tmnt and battletoads(openbor)
125. double dragon revolution (openbor)
126. Beats of rage street fighter edition (openbor)
127. SHiva and lisa (openbor)
128. King of fighters beat em up(openbor)
129. Final Fight apocalypse 2nd edition (openbor)
130. Dejin Makai Zero (openbor)
131. Vengeance of kyo (openbor)
132. Street fighter Taiwan (openbor)
133. Fatal Fury Rebout (openbor)
134. Art of fighting vs. double dragon (openbor)
135. A tale of vengeance (openbor)
136. Double Dragon 1 remix (openbor)
137. Fists of legendary heroes (openbor)
138. Rage of the streets (openbor)
149. Beats of rage: xtra (openbor)
150. Final Rage Chaos (openbor)
151. Street fighter rage world olympic tour(openbor)
152. Rushing beat (openbor)
153. Double dragon: evil forces expand(openbor)
154. Battletoads double dragon: return of the dark forces (openbor)
155. Double Dragon: renegade(openbor)
156. Final Fight Alpha plus(openbor)
157. Beast and Blanka in violent world (openbor)
158. Bloodstained: curse of the moon
159. Fatal Fury rebout 2(openbor)
160. Fatal Fury: Final (openbor)
161. Final Fight DC (openbor)
162. Venture kid
163. Final Fight Boss(openbor)
164. art of fighting: trouble in southtown (openbor)
165. Savant: acsent
166. Gunstar Heroes(genesis)
167. Sega brawlers megamix(openbor)
168. Cocoron (nes)
169. Final Fight heroes(openbor)
170. Dragons of rage EX(openbor)
171. Glitchbuster
172. Robot Legions reborn
173. Charlies adventure
174. Rising Islands
175. Blubblub: Quest of the blob
176. Double dragon zero (openbor)
177. Ladies of rage (openbor)
178. Super Ghouls n ghosts (snes)
179. bionic commando rearmed
180. Tupa
181. Indecision
182. Imperil
183. Jet Buster
184. xmen hunt for mutants(openbor)
185. when it hits the fan
186. dead island retro revenge
187. major Mayham 2 (android)
188. Ninja Striker
189. Techno boy
190. Invert
191. Metal Commando (android)
192. Damnation
193. hyper final fight 2 (openbor)
194. shio
195. Titanfall 2
196. Mortal Kombat: outworld assasins (openbor)
197. Dungeon Gambit boy
198. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (arcade)
199. Art of fighting (neogeo)
200. Shocktroopers (neo geo)
201. street fighter 2 champ edition (openbor)
202. Shadow of the ninja (nes)
203. Art of fighting 2 (neo geo)
204. Pilli adventure
205. Rex
206. Donkey Kong (nes)
207. Ninja Commando (neogeo)
208. Mikey Shorts (android)
209. Bucky O' hare (arcade)
210. Shadow Force(arcade)
211. World Heroes 2 Jet (neo geo)
212. Light Bringer (arcade)
213. Squidlit
214. Art of fighting Beats of rage remix 3 (openbor)
215. Super Blue Boy planet
216. Super Mario Bros 2(snes)
217. World Heroes 2 (snes)
218. Astyanax(nes)
219. Rescue rangers (nes)
220. Life force (nes)
221. Mega man 3 (nes)
222. Contra 3: alien wars (snes)
223. Ghouls n ghosts (genesis)
224. Castle of illusion (genesis)
225. Bonks revenge (tg16)
226. Ninja Spirit (tg16)
227. Legendary axe 2 (tg16)
228. Beats of rage alliance super sayain(openbor)
229. Mega Man unlimited
230. Golden axe 2(genesis)
231. Double Dragon Gold (openbor)
232. Bare knuckle 3 yesterday once more (openbor)
233. Super Mario Lost Levels (snes)
234. Z: escape
235. Squirm
236. Actraiser(snes)
237. Metal Wings (android)
238. Beat Street(android)
239. Crash Bandicoot 3 (ps1)
240. Street fighter 2 (snes)
241. Wonder Knights (android)
242. Super DD (android)
243. Duke Dashington(android)
244. World Heroes 2 (neo geo)
245. King of fighters 95(ps1)
246. Super Mario Land 2: 6 golden coins (game boy)
247. Power Blade 2 (nes)
248. Mega Man: Rock Force
249. Ryu (openbor)
250. Mighty Gunvolt Burst(switch)
251. Super Mario 3mix(nes hack)
252. Streets of Rage 2x (openbor)
253. Mega Man: Super fighting robots
254. Sword of Xolan (android)
255. Kangaroo (atari 2600)
256. Jungle Hunt (atari 2600)
257. Dragons Lair 2: time warp
258. Dead Rain: New zombie virus
259. CLiffhanger: edward randy(Mame)
260. Mystic Warriors (Mame)
261. Vice: project doom(nes)
262. Super Mario Bros (snes)
263. TMNT: Fall of the foot clan (game boy)


254. Sword of Xolan (android)
255. Kangaroo (atari 2600)
256. Jungle Hunt (atari 2600)
257. Dragons Lair 2: time warp
258. Dead Rain: New zombie virus
259. CLiffhanger: edward randy(Mame)
260. Mystic Warriors (Mame)
261. Vice: project doom(nes)
262. Super Mario Bros (snes)
263. TMNT: Fall of the foot clan (game boy)

I played a lot of games today but I want to talk about Super Mario Bros.

I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I think that the original super mario bros is by far the most over rated game of all time. Now don't get me wrong, I respect what it did for gaming as a whole and completely appreciate what a significant game it is, but in the grand scheme of things I just don't think the game is that great and it is perhaps the only mario game that I really don't enjoy.

I have not played the game in years, like probably over 10 years if not longer, it is the only mario game that I do not consistently replay, but I decided to play it tonight just to see if my feelings have changed and they did not.

I can't even really explain why, I recently played through the lost levels and loved it, but there is something about the original that just rubs me the wrong way and I just genuinely don't enjoy any part of it. I like to think that platformers have evolved so much that the simplicity of the game may bore me, but I don't think thats it, even as a kid I was pretty lukewarm on the game and did not fall in love with Mario until Super Mario 2, perhaps the most under rated game of all time.

Am I alone here? Does anyone else feel the same way or am I completely alone?
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pierrot Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:43 am

pook99 wrote:Does anyone else feel the same way or am I completely alone?

I have never enjoyed any part of the original Super Mario Bros, so you aren't completely alone.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Xeogred Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:56 am

Hmm, well that's weird... I was going to come in and say I recommend giving the All Stars SNES version of SMB1 a shot but I guess that's what you played? I grew up on SMB1 NES but I really prefer the All Stars version now, it's smoother and looks cool. SMB2-SMB3 I can go either way.

I have never played the NES Lost Levels. In fact I don't think I've even seen footage of it until a few weeks back when I caught a stream of it and to my surprise, it has unique new graphics for some levels you don't see in All Stars Lost Levels. Makes me kind of curious about giving the NES original a look someday.

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Like... it's nothing ground breaking, but I don't think those ground graphics or mushrooms/bushes in the background ever appear in the original SMB1.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:19 am

Super Mario Bros. is a phenomenal game, so far ahead of other platformers of its era it's almost comical. Like The Legend of Zelda or Metroid, it's one of those games whose roots can be traced, but it's still so revolutionary it feels like it came "out of nowhere."

Is is perfect? Nah. It's probably "too long" (20 levels woulda be fine) and the difficulty is wonky. The sequels are better, of course. Whatevs. Still a 10/10 experience I can pop in anytime.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Xeogred Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:37 pm

1. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Genesis)
2. Darkwing Duck (NES)
3. Batman* (NES)
4. Journey to Silius (NES)
5. Aladdin* (SNES)
6. Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse* (SNES)
7. Run Saber (SNES)
8. Batman: Return of the Joker (NES)
9. Ninja Warriors (SNES)
10. Thunder Spirits* (SNES)
11. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)
11. Thunder Force III* (Genesis)
12. Donkey Kong Country* (SNES)
13. Skyblazer (SNES)
14. Super Turrican* (SNES)
15. Donkey Kong Country 2* (SNES)
16. Super Turrican 2* (SNES)
17. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4)
18. Monster Hunter World (PS4)
19. Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PSX)
20. Resident Evil 2: DualShock* [Claire A/Leon B] (PSX)
21. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PS4)
22. Resident Evil HD* (PS4) [PLATINUM]
23. Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares* (PS4)
24. Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition* (PS4) [Vergil]
25. Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
26. Nioh (PS4)
27. Super Mario Bros 3Mix (NES Romhack)
28. Yakuza 6 (PS4)
29. Metroid: Rogue Dawn (NES Romhack)
30. Front Mission: Gun Hazard (SNES)
31. Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB)
32. The Guardian Legend (NES)
33. Brain Lord (SNES)
34. Assault Suits Valken (SNES)
35. Black Mesa (PC) [May2018]
36. Super Metroid Randomizer [C5708009]
37. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PC)
38. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Arcade)
39. Captain Commando (Arcade)
40. Fallout: New Vegas* (PC)
41. The Punisher (Arcade)
42. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
43. TMNT: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
44. Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder (Arcade)
45. Golden Axe (Arcade)
46. Undercover Cops (Arcade)
47. X-Men (Arcade)
48. Double Dragon (Arcade)
49. Final Fight* (Arcade)
50. Battletoads* (Arcade)
51. Mega Man ZX Advent (DS)
52. TMNT III: The Manhattan Project* (NES)
53. Mega Man Zero* (DS) [MMZC]
54. Mega Man Zero 2* (DS) [MMZC]
55. Mega Man Zero 3* (DS) [MMZC]
56. Mega Man Zero 4* (DS) [MMZC]
57. Shadow Hearts (PS2)
58. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time* (3DS)
59. Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders (PC)
60. Doom 2: Hellbound (PC) [12hr][Complex|HMP]
61. Doom 2: Sawdust (PC) [50m][UV]
62. Mega Man X* (PS4) [MMXLC]
63. Mega Man X2* (PS4) [MMXLC]
63. Mega Man X3* (PS4) [MMXLC]
64. Mega Man X4* (PS4) [MMXLC]
65. Doom 2: Back to Saturn X EP1 (PC) [7hr][Complex|UV]
66. Mega Man X5* (PS4) [MMXLC]
67. Mega Man X6* (PS4) [MMXLC]
68. Doom 2: Back to Saturn X EP2 (PC) [7h30m][Complex|HMP]
69. Doom 2: Plutonia 2 (PC) [8h23m][UV]
70. Doom 2: Lunatic (PC) [45m][UV]
71. Doom 2: Japanese Community Project (PC) [5h57m][Complex|HMP]
72. Resident Evil 3* (PSX)
73. Dragon Quest V (DS)

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I am proud to announce that I have finally beaten a Dragon Quest and it clicked pretty good. I have sampled some of the earlier games and even the ports, like the GB version of 1-2, or the SFC version of 3, but they never really pulled me in due to not a lot of character/story. DQ5 finally had a cool premise and some fun characters, though from what I'm hearing from some folks I think I'm going to like some of the other games even more. I've also been pretty excited to get DQ11, since it's amazing seeing such a gorgeous new Toriyama styled world fully fleshed out that isn't Dragon Ball. But I wanted to beat at least one old one first, I think that was even a goal I set this year. Mission accomplished!

I really enjoyed the DS engine for this, even though I'm typically more for pixels. I'm kind of annoyed to see DQ6 goes for a steep price, but I might buckle down and try to get it someday... I have DQ4 DS and am excited to play that one, so it'd be nice to have that trilogy on the DS. I also own DQ8 on PS2. So, 4, 8, and 11 are the next few I plan to tackle. I could also see myself maybe getting more out of the old ones now. I went in roundabout ways to conquer the Final Fantasy games too, so maybe that'll happen again. I've beaten FF1-10 in some form/port, maybe I can someday say that about DQ now that I think I finally get it and can see these growing on me. I don't see them rivaling my love for FF, since that franchise has Uematsu, sci-fi, more serious plots, and my nostalgia... but DQ5 was so JOLLY with a lot of cool mechanics and a great world, I'm excited to sink into more of these now.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pierrot Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:52 pm

Xeogred wrote:Uematsu

Man, Uematsu wishes he were Sugiyama Koichi. Dude is the real deal.

Congrats on finishing Dragon Quest V (did you finish it in 24 hours, because that would be madness). If you ever want a better audio/visual experience with the game, try the PS2 version. There are only two brides, but there's only ever one acceptable choice, anyway. The "bad" news might be that VIII is the only Dragon Quest game I've liked better than V. III, IV, and VIII are all still pretty great, though. I, II, and VI are good, but just not as good as the others.
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by marurun Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:12 pm

I think Koichi and Uematsu are great fools for each other. Koichi is older and sticks to what might arguably be called more traditional-style tunes, whereas Uematsu, being a little younger, goes full prog at his best.
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