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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:49 pm

First 50:
1. Oni - PC
2. Donkey Kong 64 - N64
3. Yoshi's Story - N64
4. Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide - PC
5. Forsaken 64 - N64
6. Bloodrayne: Betrayal - PSN
7. Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu - SNES
8. Fire Emblem Shin Monshō no Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyū - Nintendo DS
9. Valkyria Chronicles 3 - PSP
10. Ready 2 Rumble Boxing - DC
11. Rise of the Tomb Raider - PC
12. XCOM 2 - PC
13. Shadowrun Hong Kong Bonus Campaign - PC
14. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - 3DS
15. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - 3DS
16. Lagrange Point - NES
17. Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations - 3DS
18. Cybernator - SNES
19. Outwars - PC
20. Resident Evil - GC
21. Resident Evil 2 - GC
22. Resident Evil 3 - GC
23. Resident Evil Code Veronica X - GC
24. Dino Crisis - PSX
25. Resident Evil 5 - PC
26. Dark Souls 3 - PS4
27. The Banner Saga 2 - PC
28. Bravely Second - 3DS
29. Star Fox Zero - Wii U
30. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - PC
31. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault - PC
32. Doom (2016) - PC
33. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade - PC
34. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm - PC
35. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - PC
36. Doom 64 - N64
37. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - PC
38. Super Empire Strikes Back - SNES
39. Might & Magic 3 - Isles of Terra - PC
40. Mirror's Edge Catalyst - PC
41. Sonic 2 - Genesis
42. Resident Evil Revelations - PC
43. Resident Evil Revelations 2 - PC
44. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE - Wii U
45. Kirby: Planet Robobot
46. Sin: Wages of Sin - PC
47. Torchlight II - PC
48. Star Ocean: Integrity & Faithlessness - PS4
49. Axiom Verge - PS4
50. Shadow Complex Remastered - PS4

51. Ori and the Blind Forest - Xbox One
52. AM2R - PC
53. Total Annihilation - PC
54. I Am Setsuna - PS4
55. Planetary Annihilation Titans - PC
56. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - PC
57. Dark Reign - Rise of the Shadowhand - PC
58. Dragon Age Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon - PC
59. Dragon Age Inquisition - The Descent - PC
60. Dragon Age Inquisition - Trespasser - PC
61. The Witcher 3 - Hearts of Stone - PC
62. The Witcher 3 - Blood & Wine - PC
63. ReCore - Xbox One
64. Final Fantasy Tactics - PS1
65. Resident Evil 6 - PC
66. Knuckles Chaotix - 32X
67. Assault Suit Leynos - PS4
68. Might & Magic 2 - Gate to Another World - PC
69. Might & Magic 4 - Clouds of Xeen - PC
70. Might & Magic 5 - Darkside of Xeen - PC
71. Might & Magic 4&5 - World of Xeen - PC
72. Rise of the Triad - PC

Rise of the Triad is the totally not a sequel to Wolfenstein 3D that had the unfortunate lucky to come out after Doom, relegating it to the obscure FPS's list. It's a shame, because there's a lot of fairly advanced technical stuff going on in the game. It does have a lot of rough edges, though, and not just because of the Wolfenstein engine.

Now, the game was obviously supposed to be a sequel to Wolfenstein 3D. The enemies you fight in the first three episodes all look like they would be appropriate in a Wolfenstein game, and only one sound bite (Infidel!) is a nod to the actual plot of the game, which is something about a cult using magic to get a guy? I dunno, it's the barest of excuse plots. But then Doom came out and billing yourself as a Wolfenstein sequel was a guarantee that no one would pay attention. So they gave it a fourth episode and a not Wolfenstein plot in the hopes that people would give it a chance. They didn't.

Now, since it's on the Wolfenstein engine, they're forced to use a block-based level design. However, unlike Wolfenstein this game has lots of wide open areas and it makes major usage of the Z axis; I'd say it makes better use of it than Doom does. The game makes use of it in two ways. One is jump pads, which can be used to get across barriers or just to get up somewhere high. The second is the fact that they have lots of floating platforms all over the place. These can be walked on top of and underneath if they're high enough. That doesn't sound impressive, but at the time it was unheard of. This let them get some creative level design in even though they were restricted to more blocky architecture.

The game also is very much on the arcade side of things. Your primary weapons are a pistol, dual pistols, and an MP40, all of which have infinite ammo and no reloading. You also can carry a single secondary weapon which consists of a series of missile launchers and a couple of magic items. These secondary weapons do heavy damage and are required to kill bosses and robots. Additionally, there are several powerups and power downs you can get in the game, such as flight, god mode, dog mode, mushroom mode, and bouncy mode. It all lends to a bit more of a sillier atmosphere compared to Doom.

Unfortunately, the game's rough edges are frustrating at times. The level design relies heavily on traps and moving walls (and moving walls that are on fire) which can lead to a lot of bullshit deaths. Speaking of bullshit, starting in episode 2 you encounter the Enforcer, who has way too much health, has a high damage machine gun, and can throw grenades. If you don't engage them immediately with either heavy artillery or MP40 to stunlock them they will quickly take you out. This wouldn't be so bad if they weren't such bullet sponges. The monks in the fourth episode are worse; they have as much health and do as much damage, but they make almost no noise. If you come out of a door facing the wrong way the first time you realize there's an enemy is when you take a fireball in the back that nearly kills you. It feels like a lot of fake difficulty. Also, the third boss is utterly stupid in its difficulty and the final boss has to be refought if you don't grab a hidden flight powerup, hit two switches, and go to an area behind the boss arena you need to fly into to trigger his final death.

A flawed but fun FPS from the old days.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:18 pm

Games Beaten in 2016 So Far - 108

January (20 Games Beaten)
1. Shadow Warrior - Playstation 4 - January 1
2. The Order: 1886 - Playstation 4 - January 2
3. Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - Wii - January 3
4. NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits - WiiWare - January 4
5. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd - Vita - January 5
6. Shadow the Hedgehog - Gamecube - January 9
7. Fairy Bloom Freeia - Steam - January 10
8. Petit Novel Series: Harvest December - 3DS - January 13
9. Gas Guzzlers Extreme - Steam - January 14
10. Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Wii - January 16
11. Project Zero 2: Wii Edition - Wii - January 19
12. Killzone: Liberation - PSP - January 20
13. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor - Wii - January 20
14. Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii - January 24
15. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love - Wii - January 25
16. Corpse Party - PSP - January 25
17. Freedom Planet - Wii U - January 25
18. Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space - Vita - January 25
19. Silent Hill: Homecoming - Xbox 360 - January 26
20. Life is Strange - Playstation 4 - January 28


February (8 Games Beaten)
21. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows - PSP - February 2
22. Megadimension Neptunia VII - Playstation 4 - February 12
23. Dr. Discord's Conquest - NES - February 13
24. Corpse Party: Blood Drive - Vita - February 17
25. If My Heart Had Wings - Steam - February 18
26. Missing: An Interactive Thriller - Steam - February 18
27. Her Story - Steam - February 18
28. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - 3DS - February 26


March (8 Games Beaten)
29. Saints Row 2 - Steam - March 1
30. Saturday Morning RPG - Playstation 4 - March 3
31. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - 3DS - March 6
32. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Wii U - March 8
33. Pokken Tournament - Wii U - March 20
34. Moe Chronicle - Vita - March 22
35. Tom Clancey's The Division - Playstation 4 - March 23
36. Yoshi's New Island - 3DS - March 28


April (13 Games Beaten)
37. Alien Rage - Steam - April 1
38. Alien Breed: Impact - Steam - April 2
39. Alien Breed 2: Assault - Steam - April 3
40. Alien Breed 3: Descent - Steam - April 3
41. Bravely Second: Ballad of the Three Cavaliers - 3DS - April 6
42. Quantum Break - Xbox One - April 7
43. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - Wii U - April 8
44. Akai Katana - Xbox 360 - April 9
45. Otomedius Excellent - Xbox 360 - April 9
46. Chasing Dead - Wii U - April 10
47. Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation - 3DS - April 14
48. Ratchet and Clank - Playstation 4 - April 20
49. Starfox Zero - Wii U - April 23


May (6 Games Beaten)
50. Aero Fighters 2 - NeoGeo - May 8
51. Bravely Second: End Layer - 3DS - May 11
52. Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Vita - May 15
53. Doom - Playstation 4 - May 20
54. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Playstation 4 - May 22
55. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan - Playstation 4 - May 25


June (13 Games Beaten)
56. MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies - Vita - June 2
57. Republique - Playstation 4 - June 3
58. Splatterhouse - Playstation 3 - June 4
59. Spec Ops: The Line - Playstation 3 - June 5
60. 1943: Battle of Midway - NES - June 6
61. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst - Playstation 4 - June 12
62. Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem - SNES - June 13
63. Homefront: The Revolution - Playstation 4 - June 15
64. Gone Home - Playstation 4 - June 15
65. Double Dragon Neon - Playstation 3 - June 16
66. Vanquish - Playstation 3 - June 17
67. Epic Dumpster Bear - Wii U - June 20
68. B3: Game Expo for Bees - Wii U - June 21


July (7 Games Beaten)
69. Raiden V - Xbox One - July 16
70. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE - Wii U - July 16
71. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES - Playstation 2 - July 23
72. Lost Sea - Playstation 4 - July 24
73. Far Cry Primal - Playstation 4 - July 27
74. Black - Playstation 2 - July 28
75. Until Dawn - Playstation 4 - July 31


August (15 Games Beaten)
76. Divine Sealing - Mega Drive - August 1
77. Gal*Gun: Double Peace - Playstation 4 - August 2
78. Valkyria Chronicles II - PSP - August 5
79. Breach and Clear - Vita - August 10
80. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem - Gamecube - August 12
81. Metal Gear Solid - Playstation - August 15
82. Hello Kitty Kruisers - Wii U - August 16
83. Monster Monpiece - Vita - August 17
84. Army Men: Major Malfunction - Xbox - August 17
85. Layers of Fear - Steam - August 18
86. Kirby: Planet Robobot- 3DS - August 19
87. Disaster: Day of Crisis - Wii - August 20
88. Caladrius Blaze - PlayStation 4 - August 20
89. Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype - Vita - August 22
90. Saints Row IV - PS4 - August 30


September (8 Games Beaten)
91. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X - PS4 - September 2
92. Attack on Titan - PS4 - September 3
93. SOMA - Steam - September 5
94. Assault Suit Leynos - PS4 - September 8
95. Attack of the Friday Monsters! - 3DS - September 17
96. The Witcher - GOG.com - September 19
97. GunValkyrie - Xbox - September 21
98. P.N.03 - Gamecube - September 22


October (10 Games Beaten)
99. XCOM 2 - PS4 - October 3
100. Gears of War: Judgement - Xbox 360 - October 8
101. Ninja Pizza Girl - Wii U - October 8
102. Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive - Steam - October 9
103. EVE: Valkyrie - PlayStation 4 - October 14
104. Gears of War 4 - Xbox One - October 18
105. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - PlayStation 4 - October 18
106. Battlefield 1 - PlayStation 4 - October 20
107. EVE: Gunjack - PlayStation 4 - October 20
108. Titanfall 2 - PlayStation 4 - October 30


108. Titanfall 2 - PlayStation 4 - October 30

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I was very hesitant about pre-ordering this one. Knowing that it was multiplayer-only, I waited until the first Titanfall dropped below $10 to pick it up, and when I did, I got exactly what I expected - a decent online shooter with some cool giant robots and pretty much nothing else noteworthy about it. Call of Duty with robots: that's what it felt like to me. There was so much missed potential. Robots are freakin' awesome. Think what a cool single player campaign they could have make with that source material! So when I heard that Titanfall 2 was getting a campaign, I was intrigued. As I started to see teasers and screenshots and read early reviews, I decided that I'd give it a shot. I'm a junkie for sci-fi stories, so I'd stick my neck out for this one. I am not disappointed.

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The story revolves around your character's field promotion from rifleman to pilot and his inheritance of the Titan BT-7274 when a mission goes horribly wrong and basically everyone you know is brutally massacred. One design choice that I have to complement right off the bat is how often the giant robot is used under your control. It's not shoehorned in so that you're ALWAYS in the robot, but it's not just a gimmick that gets used like three times, either. The game is pretty even between traditional FPS combat outside of your Titan and actually controlling your mobile WMD. That balance could very easily have been skewed one way or the other, but the devs managed to keep it right in that Goldilocks spot.

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The campaign's length is right about what you'd expect from an FPS - around 7 hours - and if you can look past the cliché Optimus Prime-esque voice of the BT, it's a really enjoyable and engrossing experience. The combat feels fantastic, and the weapons are a joy to use. The wallrunning and double jumping also make Titanfall 2 one of the few first person shooters I've played that included platforming sections that were legitimately fun and not a royal pain in the ass.

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Yall know that I'm a gamer focused almost entirely on single player, but I did play a round or two of the multiplayer, and I've got to say, I'm extremely impressed. Not often am I truly impressed with FPS multiplayer. The only two FPS multiplayer modes of this gen that I can think of that truly impressed me were Battlefield 1 and this. Don't get me wrong, there have been a good number that were good, but actually impressing me is hard for an FPS multiplayer. I think the last game before this month to do so was Conduit 2.

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Titanfall 2 isn't a masterpiece, and it probably won't be one of the stand-out games from this generation a decade or two down the line, but it's a DAMN good shooter both online and off. If you're into sci-fi stories or first person shooters, don't miss out on this one. Maybe wait for a price drop to $40 if you're not planning to do any multiplayer, but don't forego it entirely.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:39 pm

I've heard incredible things about its campaign. I grabbed it today along with BF1!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:04 pm

January:
1) Bonk's Adventure (NES)
2) Little Samson (NES)
3) Holy Diver (NES)
4) Holy Diver (NES) (legit!)
5) Mitsume Ga Tooru (NES)
6) TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)
7) Mighty Final Fight (NES)
8] Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
9) Monster In My Pocket (NES)
10) Battle of Olympus (NES)
11) Gunstar Heroes (GEN) (repeat)
12) Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4)
13) Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser (PS4)
14) Captain America and the Avengers (NES)
15) StarTropics (NES)
16) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (save states)
17) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (legit)
18) Crisis Force (NES)
19) Esper Dream 2 (NES)
20) Felix the Cat (NES)
21) Moon Crystal (NES)
22) Panic Restaurant (NES)
23) Frankenstein (NES)
24) Crystalis (NES)
25) Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu (NES)

February:
26) Killer Instinct (GB)
27) Mashin Hero Wataru Gaiden (NES)
28) Sly Spy (ARC)
29) The Red Star (unreleased XBOX, also on PS2)
30) Adventure Island 4 (NES)
31) Cocoron (NES)
32) Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)
33) Xeodrifter (VITA)
34) Doom 2 (PC)
35) Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSP)
36) Magical Pop'n (SNES)
37) The Ninja Warriors (SNES)
38) Phantasy Star (SMS)
39) Phantasy Star III (GEN)
40) Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
41) Brandish: The Dark Revenant (Dela Mode)

March:
42) Freedom Planet (Milla, 82 lives lost) (PC)
43) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (PC)
44) Lara Croft Go (AND)
45) Oniken (PC)
46) Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS)
47) Batman: The Video Game (GB)
48) Batman: The Video Game (NES)
49) Super Spy Hunter

April:
50) Mega Man 2 (NES)
51) Mega Man 4 (NES)
52) Mission: Impossible (NES)
53) Mega Man 6 (NES)
54) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
55) Sword Master (NES)
56) DuckTales 2 (NES)
57) Rush'n Attack (NES)
58) Mega Man 3 (NES)
59) Mega Man 5 (NES)
60) Mega Man (NES)
61) S.C.A.T. - Special Cybernetic Attack Team (NES)
62) TaleSpin (NES)
63) Double Dragon III (NES)
64) Donkey Kong (NES)
65) Astyanax (NES)

May:
66) Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu (NES)
67) The New Ghostbusters II (NES, proto)
68) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSP, via Dracula X Chronicles)
69) Revenge of Shinobi (GEN)
70) Shinobi III (GEN)
71) Shadow Dancer (GEN)
72) El Viento (GEN)
73) Earnest Evans (GEN)
74) One Must Fall 2097 (PC)
75) A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES)
76) Hebereke (NES)
77) Contra (NES)
78) Wario Land: Shake It! (WII)
79) Gimmick! (NES)
80) Ninja Gaiden (GG)
81) Wai Wai World 2 (NES)
82) Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (NES)
83) Uncharted: Golden Abyss (VITA)
84) Double Dragon (SMS)

June:
85) Astra Superstars (SAT)
86) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360)
87) Star Wars: Dark Forces 2 - Jedi Knight (PC)
88) Star Wars: Dark Forces (PC)
89) VVVVVV (PC)
90) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (GEN)
91) Broforce (PS4)
92) Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (PC)
93) The Terminator (SCD)
94) Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes (PC)
95) Electronic Super Joy (PC)
96) Golden Axe (GEN)
97) Double Dragon (GB)
98) Double Dragon II (GB)
99) Double Dragon III (GB)
100) Super Mario Land (GB)
101) Kirby's Dream Land (GB)

July:
102) Vapor Trail (GEN)
103) King Colossus (GEN)
104) Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS)
105) Curse of Issyos (PC)
106) Alisia Dragoon (GEN)
107) Curse of the Crescent Isle DX (PC)
108) Tales of Hearts R (VITA)
109) Flashback (SCD)
110) Rayman Legends (VITA)
111) Wonder Boy in Monster World (GEN) (via 360)
112) Altered Beast (ARC)
113) Altered Beast (GEN)
114) Song of the Deep (PS4)

August:
115) Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (WII)
116) Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R) (PC)
117) Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (GEN)
118) Streets of Rage (GEN)
119) Technobabylon (PC)
120) Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)
121) Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe (GG)

September:
122) Xenoblade Chronicles X
123) Final Fight (ARC) (via Final Fight: Double Impact)
124) Magic Sword (ARC) (via Final Fight: Double Impact)
125) Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
126) Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
127) X-Men (ARC)
128) Vanguard (ARC)
129) Trio the Punch (ARC)
130) Street Fighter 2': Special Champion Edition (GEN)
131) Snake Rattle 'n' Roll (NES)
132) Rad Racer (NES)
133) Super Mario Bros. (NES)

October:

134) JAWS (NES)
135) Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus
136) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (PCE CD)
137) Splatterhouse (TG-16)
138) Super Dodge Ball (PCE)
139) Demon's Crest (SNES)
140) Splatterhouse 2 (GEN)
141) Super Ghouls 'N' Ghosts (SNES)
142) Stargate (SNES)
143) ActRaiser 2 (SNES)

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Whew, that's done. ActRaiser 2 is a completely different game from its progenitor. As opposed to sim-lite elements mixed in with passable (and relatively easy) action-platforming, this one goes all-in on the platforming. Furthermore, it amps up the difficulty significantly, both in how fragile you are and how technical the moveset is. Seriously, if you thought the double-jump stuff in Super Ghouls 'N' Ghosts was tricky at times, just wait for this one. Sure, you can change direction in mid-air, but your double jump sends you into a soaring dive. You can keep gliding, hold up to float down, press down to dive quickly, and there are slash moves that can go with all of them.

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There's also a magic system here. Each spell costs one MP, and to use them, you charge up by holding the attack button, and the direction you hold and the action you're taking (standing, jumping, double-jumping, diving, etc.) determines what comes out. The triple bomb shot with standing-up works really nicely on several bosses.

You're going to take a lot of hits from enemies, since they're often quite unpredictable, pop up out of nowhere, or far outclass the hero's speed. I save-stated the heck out of this one, although I really started getting a feel for the hero's moveset as I went, and you can keep going at a stage until you succeed. You can thankfully save your progress via passwords, 'cause it's a pretty sizable game. The longplays I see out there are around two hours, which means if you're unfamiliar with it you could spend a good bit more time with the game.

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The game itself looks absolutely spectacular. Seriously, it's one of the nicest-looking SNES games out there. Yuzo Koshiro comes back to do the score again, and while it's not as good as the first game, it's still suitably epic.

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So, long story short, if you like super-tough, technical platformers, this one should be awesome for you. I suspect fans of Super Ghouls 'N' Ghosts might really cotton to this one... or maybe I'm drawing too many parallels coming off of that game. 8/10, and I could see it becoming even more of a favorite if I take the time to master it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:54 pm

Nice screens Sarge. I was kind of planning on whenever a Castlevania-esque mood strikes again I could hit that one up since I've never finished it or played much, but you make a lot more comparisons to SGnG? Guess it's closer to that in design and style or something?
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by Sarge Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:08 pm

It's kind of a mix. Some GnG, some Castlevania. Kind of hard to describe, but it's a sight to behold, regardless of the inspiration.
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by Ack Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:56 pm

I salute your tenacity and skill, Sarge.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:48 pm

Well, I'll take it with SGnG, but I've got some practice to do to make it through ActRaiser 2 without save states. :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:04 pm

Nice job on Actraiser 2 Sarge. I should just swallow my pride and savestate through that one for content tourism purposes.

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Bulb Boy (Android) 8/10

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A little boy, his dog, and his grandpa relax in their living room. Suddenly a dark force infests the home, possessing the grandpa, and expelling the young boy away from their house. However, this is no ordinary boy, this is Bulb Boy, a kid with a light bulb for a head. Using his unusual illuminating powers, and his sadistic pleasure to hurt others, Bulb Boy sets out to save his grandpa and rid their house of evil.

For the first two thirds of this horror adventure, the gameplay revolves around puzzle solving via item usage. The last third consists of Bulb Boy navigating escape scenes and trap laden tunnels. Sometimes there are boss battles, often times Bulb Boy dies, and the entire play is punctuated by a truly demented sense of humor. Surreal macabre graphics and otherworldly music bring the atmosphere to life convincingly. Controls are simple and intuitive.

At times Bulb Boy has moments of legitimate genius, with its touching flashbacks of a boy, his dog, and an old granddad. But it's equally perverse, with gory violence and disgusting concepts in general. It's unfortunate then, that the final parts of Bulb Boy rely so heavily on trial and error action, rather than the more entertaining puzzle set-pieces of the start. Also the "bulb" part of the equation isn't as developed as it should have been. But this was such a unique experience, I'd still recommend it, missteps and all. You can't help but fall in love with Bulb Boy's squeals of evil glee.
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