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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:13 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
93. Tomb Raider Anniversary - PC
94. Tomb Raider Underworld - PC
95. StarCraft Brood War - PC
96. Ninja Pizza Girl - PC
97. Borderlands The Pre-Sequel - Claptastic Voyage - PC
98. Duke Nukem Forever - The Doctor Who Cloned Me - PC

I didn't utterly despise DNF and I heard that the DLC was actually a fun experience, so I snagged it last time it was on sale for a buck or two. I'm glad I did. This is what DNF should have been. The gameplay is closer to what you would picture from the phrase "modern Duke Nukem game" and for the most part they don't drive the crude teenager stuff into the ground like DNF did. It's also not too long and doesn't have much in the way of parts that make you go "what the fuck devs, how did you think this was a good time?"

As the title implies, the DLC includes the return of Dr. Proton, Duke's nemesis from his first game. And he creates an army of Dukebots to fight the aliens because he doesn't think Duke can do it himself. Of course, you get to prove him wrong by demolishing his army and then destroying the evil alien queen on the moon. Complete with low gravity moon physics.

If you didn't hate DNF then grab this when next time it goes on sale. It's definitely worth a couple of bucks.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by noiseredux Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:16 pm

MrPopo wrote:Your enjoyment of this piece of DLC is entirely dependent on how much you like or dislike Claptrap. Since you're inside his mind you are constantly interacting with various incarnations of the character, so if you can't stand him you will find getting through the DLC a chore.


honestly, I think I enjoyed the DLC more than the game proper. The level of batshit insane made it feel more like a proper follow-up to BL2 than just an expansion. And the story stuff that tied it to BL2 felt more satisfying.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:33 am

It was Metal Slug 5, not 6. They kinda run together eventually. It was a lot of fun, though. That puts me to 100, but not 100 unique titles. Not sure I'll make that total before the end of the year. In fact, I'm willing to wager it won't happen unless I hit up a bunch of arcade titles.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:42 pm

First 50
1. Cut the Rope (3DS)
2. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
3. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX)
4. Jewel Link Chronicles: Mountains of Madness (NDS)
5. Super Mario 3D World (WIIU)
6. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
7. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS)
8. Gunman Clive (3DS)
9. Child of Light (WIIU)
10. Gunman Clive 2 (3DS)
11. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (WIIU)
12. Shifting World (3DS)
13. VVVVVV (3DS)
14. Mega Man 9 (PS3)
15. Mighty Switch Force 2 (WIIU)
16. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PS3)
17. Castle Crashers (PS3)
18. Pushmo (3DS)
19. Steamworld Dig (3DS)
20. The Unfinished Swan (PS3)
21. Blaster Master (NES)
22. Samurai Shodown II (NEOGEO/PS2)
23. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2600)
24. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3)
25. Shining Force II (GEN)
26. Rayman Legends (WIIU)
27. Gorf (ARCADE)
28. Fairune (3DS)
29. Mighty Gunvolt (3DS)
30. Ikachan (3DS)
31. Block Boy! (3DS)
32. Legend of the Dark Witch (3DS)
33. R-Type Delta (PS1)
34. Half-Life (PS2)
35. Soul of Darkness (3DS)
36. Cubit the Hardcore Platforming Robot (3DS)
37. Alien on the Run (3DS)
38. Bit.Trip Presents...Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (WIIU)
39. Hazumi (3DS)
40. Aaru's Awakening (PS3)
41. Teslagrad (PS3)
42. Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess (PS3)
43. Year Walk (WIIU)
44. Xeodrifter (3DS)
45. Ittle Dew (WIIU)
46. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
47. Costume Quest (PS3)
48. Mutant Mudds Deluxe (3DS)
49. Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice (PS3)
50. Deathsmiles (360)

51. Mario Kart 8 (WIIU)
52. Quell Reflect (3DS)
53. Electronic Super Joy: Groove City (WIIU)
52. Rage of the Gladiator (3DS)
54. Electonic Super Joy (WIIU)
55. Ascent of Kings (WIIU)
56. Little Inferno (WIIU)
57. 50 Pinch Barrage! (3DS)


Little Inferno (Wii U) is really more of a "toy" than a "game" because it has no failure state, score, or time-limit. It does have an ending, however, and I reached it a few days ago. In Little Inferno, you order objects from a catalogue, place them in your Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace, and burn them. Burning them provides you with more currency, which you can use to buy more items, order more catalogues, and upgrade your item storage capacity. (I am quite certain the game is some sort of commentary on consumerism...) Moreover, every item burns a different way, and combining different items in the firecplace results in "combos" you need to gain access to new catalogues. Despite its relatively simple gameplay, Little Inferno is a very compelling experience, and it kept me entertained for hours. Remarkably, it also has a poignant narrative that is revealed through correspondence you receive from your neighbor, news alerts, etc. Finally, the game - which was developed by the teams behind Henry Hatsworth (DS) and World of Goo (iOS, PC, Wii, etc.) - exudes charm. I recommend it.

50 Pinch Barrage! (3DS) is a budget platform game that has absolutely no right to be as good as it is. In it, you navigate a series of short, but increasingly difficult, platforming challenges (i.e., the titular "pinches"). You character moves a bit like the protagonist in Another World, Flashback, OddWorld, Prince of Persia, and other "cinematic" platformers, and you will need all of his moves and every frame of animation to complete the game. The game starts out moderately difficult, and some of the later "pinches" border on cruelty. Besides a few "I Wanna Be The Guy" moments, however, the game is perfectly fair, and a skilled player could probably traverse the entire thing in a few minutes. It took me just under three hours (and over 500 lives) to beat the game, and online leaderboards encourage you to improve your completion time. Accordingly, a dedicated, competitive player can squeeze a lot of playing time out of this game. I therefore highly recommend 50 Pinch Barrage! - despite its budget aesthetic - to anyone looking for an intriguing platforming challenge.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Tiduas Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:51 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:First 50

Little Inferno (Wii U) is really more of a "toy" than a "game" because it has no failure state, score, or time-limit. It does have an ending, however, and I reached it a few days ago. In Little Inferno, you order objects from a catalogue, place them in your Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace, and burn them. Burning them provides you with more currency, which you can use to buy more items, order more catalogues, and upgrade your item storage capacity. (I am quite certain the game is some sort of commentary on consumerism...) Moreover, every item burns a different way, and combining different items in the firecplace results in "combos" you need to gain access to new catalogues. Despite its relatively simple gameplay, Little Inferno is a very compelling experience, and it kept me entertained for hours. Remarkably, it also has a poignant narrative that is revealed through correspondence you receive from your neighbor, news alerts, etc. Finally, the game - which was developed by the teams behind Henry Hatsworth (DS) and World of Goo (iOS, PC, Wii, etc.) - exudes charm. I recommend it.


It was some years ago that I played Little Inferno but I still remember it as a very fun experience. First time reading about it I was so disappointed since I wanted something more like World of Goo but in the end I'm glad it was different. Didn't know that it was the team behind Henry Hatsworth though, I really should check that one out since I've been hearing nothing but good stuff about it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:20 pm

Tiduas wrote:Didn't know that it was the team behind Henry Hatsworth though, I really should check that one out since I've been hearing nothing but good stuff about it.


It is a really cool game. It make great use of dual screens, and it is a strange - but effective - combination of Castlevania/Ninja Gaiden (NES)-style 2D action platforming and Puzzle League/Tetris Attak-style puzzling. (Also, one of the combos in Little Inferno references it in a clever way. :) )

EDIT: Great avatar, BTW. The Professor Layton series is one of my favorite video game franchises.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:09 pm

Metal Slug X is down. Steam version is... eh. I caught the sound doing funky stuff at times. Guess DotEmu's emulation isn't up to snuff here. I mean, maybe it's my laptop I'm using... but it was definitely desyncing and warbling quite a bit.

Anyway, great game, of course.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by laurenhiya21 Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:35 pm

1/10: Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP (Steam)
1/10: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball: Bat & Switch (3DS DL)
1/11: Time Fcuk (Steam)
1/11: Coil (Steam)
1/17: Portal 2 (Steam)
1/31: Tales of Xillia (PS3) (re-beat 3/31)
2/12: Tokyo Jungle (PSN)
2/22: LoZ: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (3DS DL)
4/25: Stanley Parable (Steam)
4/28: BattleBlock Theatre (Steam)
5/3: Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon (Wii)
5/9: Excite Truck (Wii)
5/14: Elebits (Wii)
5/26: Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 (DS)
6/9: Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (PSN)
6/11: Tappingo (3DS DL)
6/15: Galaga Legions DX (PSN)
6/22: Eversion (Steam)
6/25: Hatoful Boyfriend (GOG)
6/30: Silent Hill (PS1)
7/1: SteamWorld Dig (Steam)
7/12: Cook, Serve, Delicious! (Steam)
7/13: Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni - Ch.1 Onikakushi (Steam)
7/14: Retro/Grade (Steam)
8/12: Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (PS4)
8/15: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Steam)
8/25: Ziggurat (Steam)
9/11: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita)
9/25: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Steam)
9/27: Freedom Planet (GOG)
9/27: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord (GOG)
10/15: Mad Maestro! (PS2)
10/16: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
11/5: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 2nd (PS3)
11/14: eden*: They were only two, on the planet (Steam)
11/16: Super Mario 3D World (WiiU DL)
11/18: Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God (Vita)
11/28: Undertale (Steam)
11/28: Fantasy Life (3DS)
12/8: Trauma Team (Wii)
12/14: Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)

Total: 41 games

I've never played a Kirby game before, so I'm not sure why I went with one of the games that is different from the main ones but... that was probably a bit of a mistake.

This game is so cute with the enemies being made of yarn and fabric, and the little Waddledees hanging around and doing silly things but that's really all this game had going for it imo.

The levels are very easy and the design of them tends to be a bit dull, which I guess would be fine since I can see they were aiming for kids but then they make it so you can't die too! Instead they want you to collect gems and if you get hit or fall in a pit, you lose a bunch of these gems. At first I really liked collecting these, but after a while I just kept getting frustrated if I made a small mistake since I would lose so many of them that it kind of made collecting them a bit pointless for me. I would MUCH rather have lives or a hit counter or something. At least they don't seem to do anything other than give you a better rank (and unlock a stage when collecting them in boss battles) but it still really annoyed me.

Kirby can also transform into other forms at certain points in some stages which changes the gameplay a little bit (like a tank, spaceship, or surfer penguin) but most of these I found boring and pointless. The surfer penguin was kind of fun, but a lot of the others involve just mashing the button a lot. Maybe I would of cared more in these parts if there were lives but I'm not sure.

The last thing I really didn't like about this is the music. It's incredibly bland. It's really hard to explain but a lot of it sounded like it was made for kids I suppose? Really boring tunes, a lot of very simple piano and very forgettable. It's not that I have anything against piano tunes (I play the piano myself so that would be weird if I hated piano music lol) but if you pair very simple piano tunes with a few random sounds then it sounds so bad. They did have two tunes from the main Kirby games (the one from the first level of Kirby and King Dedede's tune), but even those they managed to turn those into lame sounding music.

So yeah I really didn't like Kirby's Lame Yarn. It seems that quite a few other people do like it but... I just don't really see this being enjoyable for me at all.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Xeogred Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:05 pm

Go play Kirby's Adventure on the NES. Easily one of the best NES games out there.
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by TSTR Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:13 pm

Xeogred wrote:Go play Kirby's Adventure on the NES. Easily one of the best NES games out there.

+1, had a great time with this earlier this year
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