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Games You Gave Up On 2021

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:31 pm
by Markies
(I don't like being the one starting this topic every year. It means that I was first to give up on a game and play a bad game first.)

These are the games you wouldn't or couldn't beat.
Games that you gave up on and moved onto another game.
Games you removed from your Backlog or sold to a local store.

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I gave up on Bionic Commando for the NES!

This one hurt quite a bit as I was really looking forward to playing this game this year.

I heard several people praise the game, so I wanted to give it a chance myself. I think the grappling mechanic is a neat idea, but damn do I wish I had a jump button. Even the smallest little jumps or platforms take a while to navigate. Also, for being hindered so much, I was expecting a little less amount of dudes. It is just an onslaught of guys coming after you and it is so easy to loose a ton of health.

So, after playing the game for more than 5 hours, the furthest I could get was Level 2 and I didn't even reach the boss. It came to me that I then had to beat the game with only 3 Lives, No Continues, No Saves and No Passwords. There are extra guys you can collect, but that is it. That task seemed to daunting considering my skill level at the game.

It's an interesting game and one that would be fun to Master. However, the learning curve for the game is quite steep and a hill I wasn't willing to climb.

Re: Games You Gave Up On 2021

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:19 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
Oh no! I love that game. It does take s9me getting used to, though. Please don’t get rid of it. Once you get the hang of it, it’s actually pretty great,

Re: Games You Gave Up On 2021

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:07 am
by alienjesus
Markies wrote:(I don't like being the one starting this topic every year. It means that I was first to give up on a game and play a bad game first.)

These are the games you wouldn't or couldn't beat.
Games that you gave up on and moved onto another game.
Games you removed from your Backlog or sold to a local store.

Image

I gave up on Bionic Commando for the NES!

This one hurt quite a bit as I was really looking forward to playing this game this year.

I heard several people praise the game, so I wanted to give it a chance myself. I think the grappling mechanic is a neat idea, but damn do I wish I had a jump button. Even the smallest little jumps or platforms take a while to navigate. Also, for being hindered so much, I was expecting a little less amount of dudes. It is just an onslaught of guys coming after you and it is so easy to loose a ton of health.

So, after playing the game for more than 5 hours, the furthest I could get was Level 2 and I didn't even reach the boss. It came to me that I then had to beat the game with only 3 Lives, No Continues, No Saves and No Passwords. There are extra guys you can collect, but that is it. That task seemed to daunting considering my skill level at the game.

It's an interesting game and one that would be fun to Master. However, the learning curve for the game is quite steep and a hill I wasn't willing to climb.



Do you know how to extend your health bar on this? If you do, this game actually is very manageable.

Enemies drop bullets when defeated. Sit in level 1 (probably the section where enemies parachute in in the underground tunnels) farming them for a while, as after a certain number you gain an extra point of health. The number increases (you need 5 for the first and a total of 300 for the last) but you can get like 9 health points maximum this way.

Also, the top down stages are fairly easy to blast through and all contain 2 continues to find - you can quickly rack up 9 extra continues once you get to these levels - and if you're ever scared about game overs after that point it's no trouble to come back and play the overhead stages a few times again for more.

Re: Games You Gave Up On 2021

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:55 pm
by Markies
I knew that my health was slowly growing, but I had no idea about the grinding aspect. That would have been helpful, especially in the beginning. But, I had absolutely no idea about the Continue trick. That would have also helped tremendously.

One day, I may go back to it as the game is at least interesting. With the hints and knowing what I am doing, maybe I could get a little farther.

Thanks for the tips and the encouragement!