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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:15 pm

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. Adventure Island (NES)


Wonder Boy is a charming action platformer that looks great and plays like a dream. It is intermittently challenging, but never frustrating, and it is just a lot of fun. Adventure Island, on the other hand, looks good and sounds good, but after you get through the first few levels, it becomes repetitive and frustrating. (The platforming in 6-1 and 8-3 is like something out of I Wanna Be The Guy). Wonder Boy is simply more fun, more varied, and otherwise superior in every way. I recommend Wonder Boy to everyone and Adventure Island to no one.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pook99 Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:57 pm

Recent games Beaten:

51. Ninja Gaiden 2 (nes)
52. Axiom Verge (steam)
53. The Evil within 2 (steam)
54. Entertainment hero (steam)


51. Ninja Gaiden 2: This game does not get the love it deserves, everyone talks about the original, and while the original deserves all the love it gets, the sequel is often overlooked. The fact is the sequel improves on the original in every way, the cutscenes are more fleshed out, the music is superior, the level design is more varied, the bosses are more challenging, and the difficulty is better throughout the game.

The original game is lauded as one of the hardest of all time, the reality is the original is actually really easy until you get to the last level. The last level is a total clusterf--- that culminates with 3 bosses, the middle being head and shoulders harder then anything else the game throws at you. To make matters worse, you die and it is back to 6-1, to do it all over again.

NInja gaiden 2 is overall a harder game, the challenge stays consistent throughout but it does not have the cheesy ending that the original had.

52. Axiom Verge: Incredible metroid style indie. If you like metroid than this game is a must play and easily one of the best metroid clones ever made.

53. Evil Within 2: I can't find the words to express how much I enjoyed this game. I loved the original and this game improves on it in every way. I don't have the time to write a detailed review of it but this game is definitely the best survival horror game I have ever played in my life.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Xeogred Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:04 am

Good stuff pook99. While most eyes were on RE7 last year, I think Evil Within 2 was vastly superior. Axiom Verge is amazing and up there with Shovel Knight and Momodora for my favorite retro indie games so far.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by noiseredux Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:26 am

Does Evil Within 2 work better if you've played the first first? I'm interested in both, but that's some praise.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Jagosaurus Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:52 am

Just wrapped up Halo 2.

It was my first time to play through the campaign 100% on solo (vs co-op years ago). Wow, it's still an amazing looking game. Hard to believe it turns 14 years old this year :shock:. I played THE MESS out of the multi player until Winter 2009 or so. Thats ~2 years after Halo 3 was released. We did eventually fully switch over to Halo 3... well, bc they killed oXbox live in Spring 2010 :lol:. It was nice to revisit the lengthy (for FPS) story driven campaign.

This one has aged well and is surprisingly tough at times. It takes everything great about Halo CE, amps it up, and polishes it. I'll save the rest for a better review.

While I've played several retro games causally, got addicted to Super Hang On in MAME, & been on a big movie kick... my beaten list grows! I owe you guys write ups on my three 2018 beaten below. I'd estimate 10 hours into each before the credits rolled.

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

by alienjesus Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:46 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote: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. Adventure Island (NES)


Wonder Boy is a charming action platformer that looks great and plays like a dream. It is intermittently challenging, but never frustrating, and it is just a lot of fun. Adventure Island, on the other hand, looks good and sounds good, but after you get through the first few levels, it becomes repetitive and frustrating. (The platforming in 6-1 and 8-3 is like something out of I Wanna Be The Guy). Wonder Boy is simply more fun, more varied, and otherwise superior in every way. I recommend Wonder Boy to everyone and Adventure Island to no one.



Maybe play Wonder Boy with some music on in the background though. That music theme starts to make you feel a bit crazy after a while.

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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by ElkinFencer10 Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:24 am

noiseredux wrote:Does Evil Within 2 work better if you've played the first first? I'm interested in both, but that's some praise.

I'm curious how it improved over the first. I thought the first game was a massive exercise in missed potential and disappointment.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by noiseredux Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:01 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
noiseredux wrote:Does Evil Within 2 work better if you've played the first first? I'm interested in both, but that's some praise.

I'm curious how it improved over the first. I thought the first game was a massive exercise in missed potential and disappointment.


the first has been on my "will play someday" list... since it was released. But the second just had first person mode added, so I'm kinda more itching to get to that one.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:41 am

noiseredux wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:
noiseredux wrote:Does Evil Within 2 work better if you've played the first first? I'm interested in both, but that's some praise.

I'm curious how it improved over the first. I thought the first game was a massive exercise in missed potential and disappointment.


the first has been on my "will play someday" list... since it was released. But the second just had first person mode added, so I'm kinda more itching to get to that one.


You have to play the first game to get all the plot elements and references. There are too many characters and events that will have you scratching your head. Evil within one is a flawed, but fun game and worth experiencing for sure. The second is rightfully described as spectacular
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pook99 Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:31 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
noiseredux wrote:Does Evil Within 2 work better if you've played the first first? I'm interested in both, but that's some praise.

I'm curious how it improved over the first. I thought the first game was a massive exercise in missed potential and disappointment.


1) The story is much better in evil within 2, although I did enjoy the first game, the story did not interest me as much as the sequel. There is really good development of the main character and I really became emotionally attached to him and the rest of the cast. The main bad guys are all interesting as well and they are not just your typical angry big monster as they are in most survival horror games.

2) I love stealth games and evil within 2 gives you all the tools you need to play stealthily. For me it was very satisfying being able to stealth kill zombies. The game does have an extensive upgrade system where you can model your character any way you like, the game offers flexibility in how you play, a feature often not seen in games like this, and it really works well.

3) The game has some open world elements, not so much that they get annoying, but they encourage you to explore and you are rewarded with better gear as well as some interesting story elements and side stories. Personally, I hate open world games but this game offers these segments in chunks so you are never doing long tedious backtracking, but they are open enough to make you want to explore and see whats out there in the world.

Those are some things off the top of my head, just keep in mind I really enjoyed the first one as well, so I am approaching this game from a different place than you. However, most reviews I read do say this game is much better than its predecessor, but you may not be as gushy about it as I was if you didnt like the first one.

Xeogred wrote:Good stuff pook99. While most eyes were on RE7 last year, I think Evil Within 2 was vastly superior. Axiom Verge is amazing and up there with Shovel Knight and Momodora for my favorite retro indie games so far.


Agreed, I did love RE7 but evil within is the much better game. I just installed momodora 4, havent played it yet but I loved 1 and 3, 2 kept crashing on me so I couldnt get through it unfortunately.

noiseredux wrote:Does Evil Within 2 work better if you've played the first first? I'm interested in both, but that's some praise.


It does, the story is a direct continuation of the first game, events from the first game are referenced throughout the game, and one of the coolest boss fights won't be half as cool if you never played the first one.
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