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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrHealthy Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:17 am

January
1. Fez (PC)
2. Sakura Spirit (PC)
3. Mega Man 1 (PC - Legacy Collection)
4. Mega Man 2 (PC - Legacy Collection)

5. McPixel (PC)
6. Tower of Heaven (PC)
7. Spyro the Dragon (PSP - PS1 Classic)
8. Reveal the Deep (PC)
9. Real Horror Stories Ultimate Edition (PC)
10.Mega Man 6 (PC - Legacy Collection)

February
11. Retro Game Crunch - Super Clew Land (PC)
12. Retro Game Crunch - End of Line (PC)
13. Retro Game Crunch - Wub-Wub Wescue (PC)
14. Stick RPG 2 (PC)
15. Uncanny Valley (PC)

March
16. Type:Rider (PC)
17. The Binding of Isacc (PC)

July
18. Space Pilgrim Episode I: Alpha Centauri (PC)
19. Space Pilgrim Episode II: Epsilon Indi (PC)
20. Space Pilgrim Episode III: Delta Pavonis (PC)

August
21. AM2R (PC)

September
22. Snakebird (PC)
23. Daytona USA (PS3)
24. Sonic the Fighters (PS3)
25. Tennis in the Face (PS3)
26. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (PS3)
27. Marvel Super Heroes (PS3 - Marvel Vs Capcom Origins)
28. Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (PS3 - Marvel Vs Capcom Origins)

October
29. Space Pilgrim Episode IV: Sol (PC)
30. Retro Game Crunch - Paradox Lost (PC)
31. Love (PC)
32. Zork 1 (PC)
33. Putt-Putt Joins the Parade (PC)
34. Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon (PC)
35. Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo (PC)
36. Costume Quest 2 (PS3)
37. Tales from Space: Mutant Blob Attacks (PS3)
38. Proteus (PS3)
39. Limbo (PS3)

40. Infamous: Festival of Blood (PS3)
    A fun non canon side story based on Infamous 2. Vampire themed. A little short, but if you like Infamous games you can't go wrong with this.

41. Magus (PS3)
    Its like someone went back in time, brought a budget PS2 dev to present day and had them make a game for PS3. It's not good, but the fact that I was so OP I killed everything in one hit was oddly gratifying.

42. ToeJam & Earl (PS3)
    I did not like this. I didn't realize it was a rogue-like going in. I assumed it was a platformer like the sequel. I like the style of it and characters so hopefully I will still enjoy the sequel. Rogue-likes generally just aren't my thing though.

43. Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition (PS3)
    I suck at shmups a lot, but I really enjoyed my time with this. I'll never 1cc it, I think the best I did was a 3cc. I really like when shmups have widescreen modes. I enjoy them much more when they use the whole screen.

44. Texas Cheat'em (PS3)
    Its texas hold'em, except you have a variety of cheats available such as stealing chips, switching card values (which let you get 5 of a kind) seeing your opponents hand etc. Had a career mode with a variety of win conditions that I played through. Its a neat concept but its clear it was made in a rush. The UI is ugly, and it doesn't feel like it had any sort of budget.

45. Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (PS3)
    A replay for me. Originally played on PC. I love the art and twin-peaks / x-files story. I hope we get more some day but I imagine we won't.

46. IMSCARED (PC)
    A very neat meta-horror game that goes all in with the meta stuff. It's best to go in blind. But if you can grab this for a buck or two when its on sale its worth checking out.

November
47. Battle Fantasia (PS3)
    An under looked fighting game by the makers of Guilty Gear. I really liked the character art (but not so much the models). Its also nice that the move lists are fairly small and supers are fairly easy to preform. Beat arcade on very hard and played through every characters story mode.

48. Papo & Yo (PS3)
    This game tackles a mature theme (an abusive alcoholic dad) from the perspective of a child's imagination. Ultimately I was disappointed though. It tries really hard to tell an meaningful tale, but it also tries to have good gameplay. But it ends up having neither. It would have been better to focus on one over the other.

49. Arkedo Series 01 - Jump! (PS3)
    Just a simple little arcade platformer. Arkedo is one of my favourite hidden devs. Shame they don't exist anymore.

50. Arkedo Series 03 - Pixel (PS3)
    Arkedo teamed up with PastaGames on this one. It stars Pix the Cat, who PastaGames later on would use in the games Pix'n Love Rush and Pix the Cat. Definitely a better game then Jump. Its more polished, has more variety etc.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by alienjesus Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:07 am

Kuruwin wrote:I loved Sky Crawlers. It' simple and short but i was still a blast. I don't recall having any problems with the controls but i don't remember what control scheme i used.

It's just awesome dueling in the air while this plays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_szPvIB3Y4A




My absolute favourite moment of The Sky Crawlers. I really enjoyed it overall myself.

Kinda surprised you didn't mention the chase & manoeuvre mechanics Elkin. I thought they were fun, although I wish there was a little more advantage to shooting on the fly so you didn't have to use the positioning manoeuvre quite as much
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:13 am

Kuruwin wrote:If you want a flight game with a great story then pick up the Ace Combat 4.

Personally I believe AC5's story outclasses AC4. But AC4 was far more arcade-like in its mission design, I think that's why more people choose AC4 over AC5. The final PS2 AC (Zero: The Belkan War) is also pretty good, but for me it was more like an expansion rather than a true sequel. Ace Combat was at its apex on the PS2 though, helluva trilogy.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:51 am

alienjesus wrote:Kinda surprised you didn't mention the chase & manoeuvre mechanics Elkin. I thought they were fun, although I wish there was a little more advantage to shooting on the fly so you didn't have to use the positioning manoeuvre quite as much

Ohhh, I really should have. That was a neat feature that helped me a LOT during the boss battle dogfights. I'd NEVER have beaten some of those duels without it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:43 am

MrHealthy wrote:45. Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (PS3)
    A replay for me. Originally played on PC. I love the art and twin-peaks / x-files story. I hope we get more some day but I imagine we won't.


Good news! There is a sequel on iOS and PC! :D

Bad news...the original is no longer available in the App Store... :(

I guess I will just have to get it on PSN. :)
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Stark Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:59 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
MrHealthy wrote:45. Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (PS3)
    A replay for me. Originally played on PC. I love the art and twin-peaks / x-files story. I hope we get more some day but I imagine we won't.


Good news! There is a sequel on iOS and PC! :D

Bad news...the original is no longer available in the App Store... :(

I guess I will just have to get it on PSN. :)

Both games are excellent. You'd dig them for sure dude.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Flake Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:39 pm

3/19: Sonic Generations (3DS)
3/22: Sonic Colors (Wii)
4/10: Sonic Adventure DX (GCN)
4/17: Knuckles in Sonic 2 (SG/WiiVC)
6/15: Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP/PSTV)
8/4: Metal Slug (Arcade/PS4)
8/5: Metal Slug 2 (Arcade/PS4)
8/5: Metal Slug X (Arcade/PS4)
8/5: Metal Slug 3 (Arcade/PS4)
8/22: Megaman X (SNES/GCN)
8/29: Megaman X2 (SNES/GCN)
9/3: Megaman X3 (SNES/GCN)
9/3: Megaman X4 (PSX/GCN)
9/4: Megaman X5 (PSX/GCN)
9/5: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PSN/PS3)
9/6: Street Fighter V (PS4)
9/10: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PSX)
9/17: Dragonball Xenoverse (PS4)
10/1: Metal Gear Solid (PSX/PS3)
10/09: Marvel vs Capcom 2 (Dreamcast)
10/11: Metal Gear Solid 2 HD (PS3)
10/18: Metal Gear Solid 3 HD (PS3)
10/21: Rival Schools: United by Fate (PSX/Retropie)
10/30: Dragonball Xenoverse 2 (PS4)
11/3: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)

I still feel like this game is an example of what happens when a creative person is given a near limitless budget with no oversight for the first 90% of a project. The things this game does well (graphics, atmosphere, nods to previous games) it does REALLY well. The things it does badly (narrative, dialogue, cutscene to gameplay ratio, not having the dumbest possible story ever) it does VERY badly.

If the entire game had been more like the 1st chapter and less like the 4th chapter, it could have been a masterpiece. I play this game every couple of years hoping that maybe I was wrong to be so critical of it before. I continue to be right.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrHealthy Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:10 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
MrHealthy wrote:45. Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (PS3)
    A replay for me. Originally played on PC. I love the art and twin-peaks / x-files story. I hope we get more some day but I imagine we won't.


Good news! There is a sequel on iOS and PC! :D

Bad news...the original is no longer available in the App Store... :(

I guess I will just have to get it on PSN. :)


Ah, I have actually played the sequel. Though it never made it to PSN.

I was just lamenting the fact that we will never get Puzzle Agent 3.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by noiseredux Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:17 am

1. The Match Of The Millennium (NGPC)
2. Pocket Tennis Color (NGPC)
3. XCOM 2 (PC)
4. Street Fighter V (PC)
5. Spelunky (PC)
6. Gone Home (PC)
7. Day Of The Tentacle Remastered (PC)
8. Heroes Of The Storm (PC)
9. The Elder Scrolls Legends (PC)
10. Land's End (GearVR)
11. Hearthstone: League Of Explorers (PC)
12. Metal Slug (PC)
13. Broforce (PC)
14. Metal Slug X (PC)
15. Hearthstone: One Night In Karazhan (PC)
16. The Secret Of Monkey Island Special Edition (PC)
17. The Stanley Parable (PC)
18. Lucky's Tale (PC)
19. The House Of The Dead (PC)
20. Mortal Kombat XL (PC)
21. House Of The Dying Sun (PC)
22. Portal (PC)

been a few years since I played the original Portal. Fired it up, and beat it in 3 hours. Still fantastic. Love everything about this game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:26 am

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
73. Batman Arkham Knight - PC

I was sort of a latecomer to the Arkham games. I think I picked up Asylum when it was cheap after Knight was announced at E3, because I'd heard so many good things. And I loved it, so I immediately purchased city and loved that too. The gameplay really nails the feeling of the Animated Series, with Mark Hamil and Kevin Conroy as an awesome bonus. So I got Knight at release. Then the whole PC port trainwreck happened. Fortunately I was in the middle of some other game at the time, so I decided to hold off. And then it sort of drifted into the backlog. But I finally got around to playing it. And it was definitely worth the wait.

So first things, the PC port is now completely fine. It played as well as the first two. So no worries there. Arkham Knight is mostly an iteration on City's gameplay. The main new addition is the Batmobile. Otherwise it has the same sort of structure; you have areas that get unlocked over time, a main quest and several side missions, some of the collectable variety and some of just going to locations and beating up dudes, and lots of Riddler trophies. There's a couple new gadgets/more uses for gadgets, with the notable one being the Disruptor. This is a versatile weapon for evening the odds. You can disable enemy weapons and set up traps for them, as well as disabling some of their new special equipment. Do not be afraid to use this one.

The Batmobile is the main new thing the game does. For the most part I think it works pretty well. It has two modes; car mode and tank mode. In car mode it handles like you'd expect; get quickly from place to place, chase down Riddler informants, that sort of thing. You can launch out of it into a glide, and this becomes a good way to get certain places quickly. Tank mode converts it to a slow moving weapon platform. This is used in two ways; the first is destroying enemy tanks. Most of the time you're doing so in the context of something else, like assaulting an enemy base or waiting for a bomb defusing virus to go off. You won't just be randomly running into tanks while exploring the city. The second thing tank mode has is the winch, which is used for the puzzle solving. When doing the Riddler quest there will be a few races to undergo as well.

The story is amazing. This is one of the best Batman stories I've seen told and I loved every minute of it. I can't go into detail because the game starts going into major spoiler territory about 30 minutes in, but what I can tell is the setup. Scarecrow unleashes a new fear toxin that turns people homicidal. He threatens to gas the entire city, leading to an evacuation (and thus leaving a city where everyone is punchable). You need to stop him. But the fear toxin is only the beginning of his plan; things go much much deeper. I will say that for full impact you really need to have played the first two games.

This game was an amazing sendoff to the Arkham trilogy (I don't worry about the non-Rocksteady games). I highly recommend it.
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