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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:44 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g30RtkoByw

It is very beatable by Luigi.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Xeogred Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:04 pm

I don't see worlds A-D.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:36 pm

Xeogred wrote:Megaman games are easy.

Do you feel that way about the Zero series?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Xeogred Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:00 pm

I don't really see a huge difference. Those were like X6 difficulty, harder than vanilla Megaman, but still doable. The most frustrating moment of the Zero series was the weird grinding in the first game. Granted maybe it wasn't essential and I can't even remember how, what, or why I grinded for some stuff, but I did and it was boring. The Metroidvania thing didn't work too well there, so I was glad the sequels ditched it and had different formats.

I'm just glad the Zero games were somewhat of a challenge with Zero's moveset and such. X4-X6 as Zero are a total joke and cakewalk. I guess it's harder for some people because of his more limited range, but the saber does like 5x more damage than X's buster and the jump attacks are so overpowered.

I kind of find Megaman & Bass to be one of the hardest Megaman games.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:56 pm

Well, I'm a fan of the Zero series personally, but I totally understand why a lot of people aren't.

Xeogred wrote:The Metroidvania thing didn't work too well there, so I was glad the sequels ditched it and had different formats.

I haven't played ZX Advent yet, but I thought ZX did a pretty good job on the metroidvania front. If you haven't tried the ZX games out yet, you might like them.

One game in the series that I thought was too easy was Rockman EXE WS, although I still enjoyed it. I've been meaning to give Mega Man Network Transmission a try though as it's from the same universe but supposedly more challenging.

I'll stop derailing the thread now. :oops:
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:40 pm

First 50:

51. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - PC
52. Starflight - PC
53. Skies of Arcadia - Dreamcast
54. Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 - PC
55. Super Star Wars - SNES
56. Shadowrun: Hong Kong - PC
57. Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel - PC
58. The Catacomb - PC
59. Azure Striker Gunvolt - 3DS
60. Mighty Gunvolt - 3DS
61. Catacomb Abyss - PC
62. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - PC
63. Strike Suit Zero - Director's Cut - PC
64. Wolfenstein 3D Spear of Destiny - PC
65. StarCraft - PC
66. Metal Storm - NES
67. Septerra Core - PC
68. Metal Warriors - SNES
69. Zelda II - The Adventure of Link - NES
70. Anachronox - PC
71. Faxanadu - NES
72. Adventures of Lolo - NES
73. Ninja Gaiden 2 - NES
74. Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming - PC
75. Mega Man 5 - NES
76. MechWarrior 3 - PC
77. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - NES
78. Faria - NES
79. Rebel Galaxy - PC
80. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game - NES
81. Grim Fandango - PC
82. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void - PC
83. Fallout 4 - PC
84. Bloodrayne - PC
85. Bloodrayne 2 - PC
86. Catacomb Armageddon - PC
87. This Starry Midnight We Make - PC
88. Shadowrun Dragonfall - Director's Cut - PC
89. Catacomb Apocalypse - PC
90. Super Mario Bros. - NES
91. Tomb Raider Legend - PC

I was watching old runs from AGDQ and they had a run for Tomb Raider Anniversary. The game was broken in half by the runner but the parts he was doing normally actually looked pretty good. So I figured I'd try the Crystal Dynamics trilogy once it went on sale, and right around Thanksgiving it did. I've already played the latest reboot and enjoyed that platforming gameplay so I had an inkling I'd like it.

So Legend is a fairly short game and unlike the other games in the series you get a mission control that keeps you company. Having only played through Tomb Raider (2013) it didn't seem too weird, since the reboot had a ton of self narration by Lara; by contrast Legend involved a lot of snarky comments in response to remarks from the boys on the phone. I'm in the middle of Anniversary and I'm actually finding the lack of talking outside the couple of cutscenes to be a bit jarring.

The big thing I've noticed in contrast to Anniversary and the reboot is that Legend is pretty combat heavy and linear. You're pretty railroaded along a path and once or twice a level you will get a larger puzzle room that requires some thought and not just tricky platforming like the paths. And aside from a couple of pity jaguars all your enemies are humans with guns. Anniversary so far is a bunch of wildlife and the reboot, while it did have combat sections, also had lots of large areas to platform around and explore and felt like it was closer to what Anniversary was doing.

And as I mentioned, the game was short. It's only 8 stages plus a final boss level, whereas I'm only halfway through Anniversary and that's also been 8 stages. Not necessarily a bad thing, as it means the game didn't outstay its welcome (aside from that second motorcycle sequence).

One thing I did enjoy was the boss fights. They ramp up over the course of the game starting with a simple "shoot the baddie" and getting more and more puzzle elements as time goes on. But even the full on puzzle bosses still require you engage the boss and not just toggle the doohickies. I also liked that the final boss was a combat boss again, as it made it quite satisfying to beat. And the segment right before was awesome; it reminded me of when you first get the grenade launcher in the reboot.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:44 pm

First 50:

51. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - PC
52. Starflight - PC
53. Skies of Arcadia - Dreamcast
54. Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 - PC
55. Super Star Wars - SNES
56. Shadowrun: Hong Kong - PC
57. Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel - PC
58. The Catacomb - PC
59. Azure Striker Gunvolt - 3DS
60. Mighty Gunvolt - 3DS
61. Catacomb Abyss - PC
62. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - PC
63. Strike Suit Zero - Director's Cut - PC
64. Wolfenstein 3D Spear of Destiny - PC
65. StarCraft - PC
66. Metal Storm - NES
67. Septerra Core - PC
68. Metal Warriors - SNES
69. Zelda II - The Adventure of Link - NES
70. Anachronox - PC
71. Faxanadu - NES
72. Adventures of Lolo - NES
73. Ninja Gaiden 2 - NES
74. Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming - PC
75. Mega Man 5 - NES
76. MechWarrior 3 - PC
77. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - NES
78. Faria - NES
79. Rebel Galaxy - PC
80. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game - NES
81. Grim Fandango - PC
82. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void - PC
83. Fallout 4 - PC
84. Bloodrayne - PC
85. Bloodrayne 2 - PC
86. Catacomb Armageddon - PC
87. This Starry Midnight We Make - PC
88. Shadowrun Dragonfall - Director's Cut - PC
89. Catacomb Apocalypse - PC
90. Super Mario Bros. - NES
91. Tomb Raider Legend - PC
92. Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES

Did it with no continues but I did warp to 8 after getting the P-Wing from world 1. I used the P-Wing for 8-1, did the cheesy strat on 8-2 and got a 5-up from its card, then it was just a matter of getting to Bowser's Castle with a life left. Since there's that 1-up past the staircase as long as you don't do anything too stupid you can try it as many times as you like. And I'm amused by the fact that Bowser is easier to defeat as small Mario, thanks to how his hitbox works.

I like the physics in Mario 3 much better than Mario 1. And I like that the game has much more stage variety. Over the course of many attempts to beat the game as a kid I've played through about half of every world past 2. Mario 3 is where the series really hits its stride. Plus, who doesn't love Kuribo's Shoe?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Flake Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:47 pm

1/3: Super Mario Bros 2: Lost Levels (Luigi Run) (3DS VC/NES)
1/4: Super Mario Bros. (Wii / All-Stars)
1/15: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
1/20: Super Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
1/28: Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
2/15: Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon (3DS)
2/15: Super Mario Land (3DS VC/GB)
2/16: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS VC/GB)
3/3: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (3DS VC/GB)
3/13: Dragon Ball Xenoverse (PS4)
3/23: Metroid Prime (Wii)
4/18: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Wii)
5/3: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
5/10: Donkey Kong Country (WiiU VC/SNES)
5/16: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hyper Stone Heist (GEN)
5/23: Mario Party 10 (WiiU)
5/25: New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
6/18: Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
8/9: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (WiiU VC/SNES)
9/5: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
9/11: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (3DS VC/GBC)
10/22: Splatoon (WiiU)
10/27: Street Figher Alpha (Arcade/PS2)
11/3: Super Mario Maker (WiiU)
11/11: Hyrule Warriors (WiiU)
12/4: New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii)

Surprisingly enough, I have owned NSMB Wii since it came out (2009, I think?) and I have never gotten the credits to roll till now. I think I had some kind of weird hang ups from the game since I got it when I was in a messed up relationship, as though some of those bad feelings were projected onto it. Which is dumb since I love all 4 of the other NSMB games.

This game is definitely not a brilliant entry in the Mario series. It doesn't have the fun factor that the original New Super Mario Bros has or the gimmicks of NSMB2. The level design doesn't even come close to NSMBU or NSLBU. Without those things, it's stuck in a weird place. It's not a bad game but it's an okay entry in a series of great titles.

Something that does redeem it are the boss fights. They aren't hard and once you figure out the trick to each, it is pretty easy to curb stomp the Koopa kids and King Koopa himself. They are really just a lot of fun all the same. Each boss fight is distinct and balanced. A solid player has just as much a chance of finishing the fight with no power-ups.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:25 pm

MrPopo wrote:So I figured I'd try the Crystal Dynamics trilogy once it went on sale, and right around Thanksgiving it did.

I thought Legend was fun except for the motorcycle parts. I haven't played through Anniversary myself, but I've seen enough of it played to know it's pretty decent. However, I found Underworld to be terrible. Too terrible to even bother finishing. Underworld has nice graphics, but its level and puzzle design are just... not up to par, to put it nicely. Maybe you'll enjoy it though, it'd be interesting to see what you think.

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Games Exhuminator has beat in 2015...
1. Devil's Attorney (Android | 2012 | strategy) (7/10)
2. Resident Evil 5 (360 | 2009 | action adventure) (8/10)
3. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (360 | 2010 | kart racer) (8/10)
4. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2 | 2005 | JRPG) (9/10)
5. Gears of War (360 | 2006 | cover shooter) (6/10)
6. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita | 2012 | action adventure) (7/10)
7. Orcs & Elves (DS | 2007 | dungeon crawler) (7/10)
8. From The Abyss (DS | 2008 | action-RPG) (5/10)
9. Army of Two (360 | 2008 | cover shooter) (7/10)
10. Psychic World (Master System | 1991 | platformer) (4/10)
11. Endless Ocean: Blue World (Wii | 2010 | simulation) (9/10)
12. Journey to Silius (NES | 1990 | platformer) (6/10)
13. Sword Master (NES | 1992 | platformer) (3/10)
14. Project: Snowblind (PC | 2005 | FPS) (7/10)
15. Yakyuuken Part II - Gal's Dungeon (Famicom | 1989 | puzzle) (5/10)
16. Bishoujo Sexy Derby (Famicom | 1988 | racing) (2/10)
17. SiN Episodes: Emergence (PC | 2006 | FPS) (5/10)
18. Seirei Gari (AKA Ghost Hunter) (NES | 1989 | adventure) (4/10)
19. The Guardian Legend (NES | 1989 | shmup) (9/10)
20. Prey (PC | 2006 | FPS) (7/10)
21. Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (SFC | 1993 | action-RPG) (4/10)
22. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (GameCube | 2001 | flight shooter) 3/10)
23. Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand (SFC | 1995 | action-RPG) (7/10)
24. Bonk's Adventure (TurboGrafx-16 | 1990 | platformer) (6/10)
25. Lost Kingdoms (GameCube | 2002 | action-RPG) (8/10)
26. Bonk's Revenge (TurboGrafx-16 | 1991 | platformer) (6/10)
27. Blazing Lazers (TurboGrafx-16 | 1989 | shmup) (7/10)
28. Heatseeker (PS2 | 2007 | flight shooter) (7/10)
29. Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy | 1989 | platformer) (3/10)
30. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy | 1991 | platformer) (7/10)
31. Castlevania Legends (Game Boy | 1998 | platformer) (5/10)
32. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy | 1994 | platformer) (7/10)
33. Bonk's Adventure (Game Boy | 1992 | platformer) (7/10)
34. Brandish: The Dark Revenant [Ares mode] (PSP | 2009 | dungeon crawler) (9/10)
35. Castlevania Special: I'm Kid Dracula (Famicom | 1990 | platformer) (7/10)
34. Brandish: The Dark Revenant [Dela mode] (PSP | 2009 | dungeon crawler) (8/10)
35. Soul Calibur V (360 | 2012 | fighter) (7/10)
36. No More Heroes (Wii | 2008 | action adventure) (7/10)
37. Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis | 1994 | platformer) (7/10)
38. Bionic Commando (360 | 2009 | action adventure) (8/10)
39. Vanquish (PS3 | 2010 | cover shooter) (9/10)[/b]
40. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3 | 2007 | cover shooter) (6/10)
41. King's Field II (PS1 | 1995 | dungeon crawler) (7/10)
42. Trauma Center: Under The Knife 2 (DS | 2008 | simulation) (7/10)
43. Fairune (Android | 2013 | action / puzzle) (5/10)
44. Metroid: Other M (Wii | 2010 | action adventure) (7/10)
45. Red Dead Redemption (360 | 2010 | action adventure) (10/10)
46. Army of Two: The 40th Day (360 | 2010 | cover shooter) (6/10)
47. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS | 1997/2013 | dungeon crawler) (6/10)
48. Bonk's Revenge (Game Boy | 1994 | platformer) (7/10)
49. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (360 | 2011 | action-RPG) (8/10)
50. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3 | 2008 | SRPG) (9/10)
51. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (360 | 2010 | action adventure) (7/10)
52. Sorcery! (Android | 1983/2014 | adventure) (9/10)
53. Sorcery! 2 (Android | 1984/2014 | adventure) (8/10)
54. Lone Wolf - Book I: Flight From The Dark (Android | 1984/2015 | adventure) (8/10)
55. Lone Wolf - Book II: Fire On The Water (Android | 1984/2015 | adventure) (8/10)
56. Island of the Lizard King (Android | 1984/2014 | adventure) (7/10)
57. Shadow and Ash (PC | 2015 | adventure) (10/10)
58. Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (PS3 | 2014 | JRPG) (8/10)
59. Warioware: Touched! (DS | 2005 | puzzle action) (7/10)
60. Shadow Hearts (PS2 | 2001 | JRPG) (8/10)
61. Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts (DS | 2008 | dungeon crawler) (6/10)
62. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS | 2009 | puzzle) (5/10)
63. Shadow of the Ninja (NES | 1990 | platformer) 7/10
64. Summer Carnival '92: Recca (NES | 1992 | shmup) 7/10

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65. Ace Combat 6 (360 | 2007 | flight combat) 7/10

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Ace Combat 6 takes the designs and concepts of the Ace Combat PS2 trilogy and expands upon them. Bigger is better was definitely the mantra going on here, what with gaining the power of the 360. You see things you'd expect like improved graphics and larger environments, but the scope of the mission designs have increased drastically as well. Mission objectives can often be myriad and involve multiple checkpoints and a lot of map traversal. Luckily the environs are quite pretty and you might not mind flying around this countryside.

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But, bigger is not always better. In past Ace Combat games you might be tasked with taking out 20 planes and 40 ground targets in a mission, but here you'll regularly face 50 planes and 100 ground targets in one scramble. Because of the increased complexity, missions can easily last 30 or 45 minutes at a time, instead of the average 10 to 20 minutes of past Ace Combat games. Difficulty has increased noticeably as well since the PS2 games. (It is harder to destroy enemy planes and much harder to evade locked on missiles.) You will get tired of missions before they are over and wish there'd been 26 short missions instead of 13 long ones. Or at least, I did.

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But Ace Combat 6 does provide an ace up your sleeve to deal with so many enemies. Allied Support. Often you'll be up in the sky with lots of other allied fighter jets. If you perform well enough during a mission, you can command all of them to attack targets you decide on. Or command them to take out yet another bogey you just can't shake. You also have a permanent flight mate whom you can command to attack targets or cover you (he sucks at both). Maybe because the developers thought Allied Support would make the game too easy, they made normal flight combat noticeably harder.

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Ace Combat 6's plot is standard fair for the series, military drama with anti-war sentiments with a touch of human emotion. The story isn't terrible but it's not all that engaging, and you will get tired of hearing the forced phrase "dance with the angels". The music feels uninspired and doesn't hold up to the fantastic OSTs of the PS2 trilogy. However sound effects are better than ever and really make you feel like you're flying a steel machine of death. The available jets you can buy at the hanger are standard fair. A-10 Thunderbolt II for ground targets, F-22 Raptor for air targets, you know the drill.

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Honestly Ace Combat 6 just feels tired, like the series had run out of steam or new ideas. It's nowhere near as great as the legendary Ace Combat 5, or even as decent as Ace Combat Zero. (Worst of all there's only one rival ace, a serious misstep because rival aces are what make for the very best battles in this franchise.) I don't want to sound too down on this game though. It was fairly entertaining, has great graphics, and continued the legacy of Ace Combat being the gold standard in arcade flight sims. It's little wonder though that the next big Ace Combat following this one, made such drastic changes to its design. This particular Ace Combat flew on autopilot a little too often for me.

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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Xeogred Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:48 pm

Flake wrote:Surprisingly enough, I have owned NSMB Wii since it came out (2009, I think?) and I have never gotten the credits to roll till now. I think I had some kind of weird hang ups from the game since I got it when I was in a messed up relationship, as though some of those bad feelings were projected onto it. Which is dumb since I love all 4 of the other NSMB games.

This game is definitely not a brilliant entry in the Mario series. It doesn't have the fun factor that the original New Super Mario Bros has or the gimmicks of NSMB2. The level design doesn't even come close to NSMBU or NSLBU. Without those things, it's stuck in a weird place. It's not a bad game but it's an okay entry in a series of great titles.

Something that does redeem it are the boss fights. They aren't hard and once you figure out the trick to each, it is pretty easy to curb stomp the Koopa kids and King Koopa himself. They are really just a lot of fun all the same. Each boss fight is distinct and balanced. A solid player has just as much a chance of finishing the fight with no power-ups.

So is the DS one better? (is that "2"?)

I keep thinking maybe I should give this one a chance, but yeah it didn't click and nor did what I played of the DS game back when it was new. As you and others along with myself seem to all agree though, NSMBU was fantastic, along with the Luigi expansion. I figure... I could just replay that instead of trying the others again.
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