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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:59 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
99. Doom 3 - Resurrection of Evil - PC

Bringing the Doom back to Doom 3, Resurrection of evil fixes many of the things that made Doom 3 such a disappointment to classic fans. It doesn't fix everything, though, which is a shame.

The game brings back the Super Shotgun and it's every bit as awesome as it was in Doom 2. It also has a gravity gun knockoff that's quite useful for the Lost Souls since it instant kills them. You can also use it to save ammo on Imps, since they die in one shot to their fireballs, and is good against Hell Knights when they aren't in an enclosed space with you. Unfortunately, the game has a nice Imp replacement that you spend most of the game fighting against. It has slightly more health than the Imp (so always needs at least two shotgun shells) and likes to crawl around on the ground so it's much easier to miss.

The game also replaces the Soul Cube with a much more awesome item. The Artifact is gained at the start of the game (it sets things in motion) and gains its first power on the second level. You can store a charge of up to three human souls (gained from dead human but not zombie bodies) and each charge lasts about 10-15 seconds. The first powerup is hyper speed (slow down everything else), the second is berserk (extra damage on all weapons; the super shotty kills everything), and the third is invulnerability. You even get invulnerability with several levels to go, and as a result there are a few areas where the game really really really wants you to use it. Fortunately, the game isn't stingy with the corpses, so you don't have to horde.

They've also massively toned down the reliance on darkness and jump scares and monster closets that the base game had. Now those elements only show up once in a while; just enough to remind you that id pissed you off with Doom 3 but not enough to make the game feel like a slog. It also feels like the levels are a bit shorter, which was nice. The base game had a lot of levels that felt just a little too long, especially if you're trying to avoid doing a lot of mid mission quicksaving.

The final boss was kind of dumb, though. He does a massive amount of extremely hard to avoid damage while moving around very fast (with all your best weapons having long travel times) so you basically have to use the artifact to win, and at that point it comes down to whether or not you use it at the right times because you get 5 uses total (come in with 3 and 2 souls in the arena).
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by jfe2 Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:12 am

These are all that I can remember from this year, and they are definitely not in order.

Red Dead Redemption
Megaman 3
Megaman 4
Megaman 5
Megaman 6
Odallus: The Dark Call
Freedom Planet
Hotline Miami 2
Super Return of the Jedi
Insanity's Blade
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Street Fighter X Megaman
Star Ocean
Contra
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
Risk of Rain
Spelunky
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:16 am

MrPopo wrote:99. Doom 3 - Resurrection of Evil - PC

Wow he's actually gonna break 100 this year. What's the lucky 100 gonna be?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:55 am

Exhuminator wrote:
MrPopo wrote:99. Doom 3 - Resurrection of Evil - PC

Wow he's actually gonna break 100 this year. What's the lucky 100 gonna be?

It's going to be Battle out of Hell. First game of the year was Painkiller, figured since I was knocking out expansions I'd make the Painkiller expansion be 100.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:00 am

MrPopo wrote:First game of the year was Painkiller, figured since I was knocking out expansions I'd make the Painkiller expansion be 100.

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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:23 am

MrPopo wrote:Battle out of Hell. First game of the year was Painkiller, figured since I was knocking out expansions I'd make the Painkiller expansion be 100.


You having fun with your ghost children and killer clowns yet?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:29 pm

Ack wrote:
MrPopo wrote:Battle out of Hell. First game of the year was Painkiller, figured since I was knocking out expansions I'd make the Painkiller expansion be 100.


You having fun with your ghost children and killer clowns yet?

Kids were fucking annoying. Way too many shots to bring down. Clowns were dead. I gave Leningrad an attempt and got killed, then had to go to the Star Wars Marathon. I'll get in some time today. I'm enjoying that the level is set to the Soviet National Anthem.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:26 pm

That was my general opinion of all of Battle Out of Hell: cool ideas and levels, but bullet sponge enemies got annoying pretty quick. I found the expansion overall to be weaker than Painkiller.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:43 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
99. Doom 3 - Resurrection of Evil - PC
100. Painkiller - Battle Out of Hell - PC

The circle is now complete. When I finished my first game I was but the learner; now I am the master.

Battle Out of Hell is the expansion for Painkiller and the last of the Painkiller games to be done by People Can Fly. It adds two new weapons, a host of new enemy models, and 8 levels and 2 bosses. The new weapons are the real star; the first is a burst firing automatic with alt fire being a flamethrower. This thing is amazing. It feels like its shots do more damage than the minigun and the flamethrower is almost as awesome as the Deus Ex flamethrower; most enemies will die after a quick puff and a bit of waiting. The second weapon has the most misleading ammo display I've ever seen. Primary fire fires 5 pieces of rebar in a pattern of first the center, then the two next two it, then the two on the outside. It's essentially a stakegun that fires five shots with one trigger pull and doesn't suffer ballistic drop. The gun also features a single level of zoom to make it good for sniping. Secondary fire throws out ten bomblets in a spread in front of you. That one tends to make you take a lot of damage as they frequently like to bounce on enemies rather than exploding. Firing the primary fire uses 5 ammo and the secondary fire uses 10. Why they didn't just have each fire one and drop the max ammo count and pickup count I'll never know.

The enemies mostly fall into the category of melee or ranged, but this is Painkiller. It's about killing tons of dudes, not carefully figuring out the attack pattern of a handful of commandos. There are some interesting enemies, though. There are giant spider tanks that can shake the ground and pop you up, as well as German and Russian tanks from the Leningrad level (set to the Soviet National Anthem). There's also some cannon guys who dual wield black powder cannons that fire bouncing explody shots. And the final and worst enemy are the voodoo priests, who take a lot of punishment and deal unavoidable damage once they get active. It even bypasses your armor, since they're stabbing their voodoo dolls or some shit.

The two bosses consist of a more giant spider tank that you can't even fight unless you play on hard but is a pretty lame boss fight (I checked out the YouTube video) and a final fight against a giant demon. That second fight is depressingly bad. You have to stand on specific spots on the ground, hope he jumps on you which will animate a statue, then that statue walks up to him (and can be destroyed by him if you don't keep him distracted) and punches him in the back. If that connects the boss becomes vulnerable for a few seconds but has almost no HP. It doesn't feel like you accomplish anything when it's done.

The eight other levels are a mixed bag. Some are quite good and others are incredibly blah. At least they're short; the most I ever spent was 25 minutes on one level.

But hey, if you have Painkiller you almost definitely have this as well, since it's included in the Black edition.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by laurenhiya21 Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:25 am

Wow Popo, beating 100 games in a year is really impressive! I've only been able to do around 40 haha.

Congrats! :D
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