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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:00 pm

1. Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero (Wii U)
2. Blek (iOS)
3. Bloo Kid 2 (3DS)
4. HarmoKnight (3DS)
5. 3D Fantasy Zone II W (3DS)
6. Fantasy Zone (SMS/3DS)
7. 3D Fantasy Zone Opa Opa Bros. (ARC/3DS)
8. Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa Opa (SMS/3DS)
9. 3D Classics Twinbee (NES/3DS)
10. Rainbow Bell a/k/a Twinbee (ARC/DS)
11. The Legend of Zelda:Breath of the Wild (Wii U)
12. The Guardian Legend (NES)
13. The Clash at Demonhead (NES)
14. The Goonies II (NES)
15. Day of the Tentacle Remastered (iOS)
16. Mario Kart 64 (N64/Wii U)
17. Drancia Saga (3DS)
18. Chain Blaster (3DS)
19. Color Commando (DS)
20. Ace Mathician (DS)
21. Jump Trials Supreme (3DS)
22. Dragon Quest VII (3DS)
23. Fairune II (3DS)
24. RBI Baseball (NES)
25. River City Tokyo Rumble (3DS)
26. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Wii U)
27. Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (iOS)
28. Device 6 (iOS)
29. Transformers: Human Alliance (Arcade)
30. Metroid Samus Returns (3DS)
31. A Ride Into the Mountains (iOS)
32. Super Mario Run (iOS)
33. Legend of Kusakari (3DS)
34. Banjo Kazooie (N64/360)
35. Go! Go! Commander Video (iOS)

Go! Go! Commander Video (iOS) is a very basic, completely free endless runner starring a Commander Video from the Bit.Trip game series. In it, you tap for short jumps and tap slightly longer for long jumps. You also collect gold to unlock other characters, who all play identically, and hats, which are purely cosmetic. Honestly, it is kind of a crappy game, but I found it strangely addictive. So addictive, in fact, that I took the time to unlock everything. I am also, apparently, the 58th best player in the world out of the 83,973 people who downloaded the game. I have mixed emotions about that. :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by MrPopo Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:25 pm

First 50:
1. Pokémon Moon - 3DS
2. Tony Hawk's Underground - GCN
3. Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising - PC
4. Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II: Retribution - PC
5. Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness - PSP
6. X-Wing: Imperial Pursuit - PC
7. Star Wars Republic Commando - PC
8. X-Wing: B-Wing - PC
9. Blazing Lazers - TG-16
10. Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3
11. Shining Force CD: Shining Force Gaiden - Sega CD
12. MUSHA - Genesis
13. Sonic CD - Sega CD
14. Final Fantasy Legend III - GB
15. Tales of Zestiria - PS3
16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch
17. Horizon Zero Dawn - PS4
18. Tales of Berseria - PS4
19. Battlefield 1 - PC
20. Turok 2: Seeds of Evil - PC
21. Mass Effect Andromeda - PC
22. Starflight 2 - PC
23. Armored Hunter Gunhound EX - PC
24. Space Megaforce - SNES
25. Persona 5 - PS4
26. Torment: Tides of Numenera - PC
27. Cosmic Star Heroine - PC
28. Prey - PC
29. Strafe - PC
30. Mystic Origins - NES
31. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - 3DS
32. Ultra Street Fighter II - Switch
33. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - PC
34. Ultima IV - PC
35. Environmental Station Alpha - PC
36. Dust: An Elysian Tail - PC
37. Hollow Knight - PC
38. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter - PC
39. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd - PC
40. Call of Duty - PC
41. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 - 3DS
42. Sonic Mania - Switch
43. Mighty Gunvolt Burst - Switch
44. XCOM2: War of the Chosen - PC
45. Metroid: Samus Returns - 3DS
46. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - PC
47. Cuphead - Xbox One
48. Odallus - PC
49. Shenzhen I/O - PC
50. South Park: The Fractured But Whole - PC

51. Oniken - PC
52. Strife Veteran Edition - PC
53. The Mummy Demastered - Switch
54. Super Mario Odyssey - Switch
55. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - PC
56. Etrian Odyssey V - 3DS

Etrian Odyssey V is a bit of a return to the roots of the series. It gets rid of the overworld travel of IV and the sea travel of III in favor of just having five floor stratums that you dive through. It does keep some of the fun of multiclassing, though. However, instead of you picking a second of the existing classes, instead the classes have a base three and one of two advanced trees they can select. So, for example, the Fencer's two advanced trees are used to either focus on going for chain combos (follow up attacks) or to focus on evasion tanking (which was surprisingly effective, since all attacks can be dodged). The game also has added a race system, where there are four races that each can only select certain classes (which are disjoint sets). Each race also has a series of skills they can learn which correspond to things like increased mining returns, a bit of resistance to bind skills, and unlocking higher tier union attacks. All of these race skills are single point skills.

Another aspect that has been improved upon is all the random dungeon events. While previously these would be something that would help or hurt you, now they also give you an experience bump. So it's actually to your advantage to trigger a known bad one. Many of them can have their bad effects avoided if someone in your party has a particular race skill (e.g. one that gives you quick reflexes and an evasion boost). So I ended up being excited whenever I found one of these, as I knew I'd get some kind of reward by the end.

I mentioned it briefly, but they've updated the boost system again. Now the way it works is that each character builds a gauge through taking actions. When that gauge is at 100% they can initiate a union attack. This will trigger before regular actions and not use up your turn. Each union attack requires a certain number of people to use, including the person initiating. While the other people engaged in the union do not need to have a full gauge, it will deplete their gauge. The first four are given to you for free and are the same across races; after that you have unique unions for each race. A few of them are quite powerful; they replicate the EO2 class skills that were oh so good. But Atlus has learned; there are zero items that restore the gauge so you can't spam the good stuff.

I don't think EO5 does anything that would get someone who wasn't already a fan of the series into it, but if you are a fan then it's a fantastic entry.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:29 pm

MrPopo wrote:I don't think EO5 does anything that would get someone who wasn't already a fan of the series into it, but if you are a fan then it's a fantastic entry.

About how long did it take to beat? And did you play it on Basic or Advanced difficulty?
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by MrPopo Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:30 pm

I'm slightly insulted you asked if I played on Basic of Advanced :P Advanced, of course. It took about 45 hours to beat.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:52 pm

MrPopo wrote:I'm slightly insulted you asked if I played on Basic of Advanced

No offense meant. It's just the vast majority of EO players I meet online play these on the easier difficulties. So I needed context to go with your beaten time.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by ConsoleHandheldGamer Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:07 am

I've only beat 8 games this year, with the latest being Etrian Odyssey IV (on easy). It was the first Etrian Odyssey I've played through and I really enjoyed it. I'm doing the postgame 6th labyrinth and I'm on the last floor.

My Nintendo Picross - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (20:44)
Dragon Quest VII (143:03)
Picross e5 (19:04)
Picross e6 (24:15)
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Picross DS (67:58)
Picross e7 (21:45)
Etrian Odyssey IV (beat at 67:08, currently at 77:35)
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dsheinem Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:54 am

Games Beaten 2017
The first 50:
Inside - PS4
Street Fighter V - PS4
TIMEframe - PC
Rituals - PC
Mother Russia Bleeds - PC
Horizon: Zero Dawn - PS4
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch
Here They Lie - PSVR
Dexed - PSVR
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - PSVR
Last Voyage - iOS
Ghost Blade HD - PS4
What Happened to Edith Finch - PS4
Fast RMX - Switch
Puyo Puyo Tetris - Switch
Garou: Mark of the Wolf - Vita
Star Wars: Republic Commando - PC
Battlefield 1 - PS4
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Switch
Shock Troopers - PC (Arcade)
Shock Troopers 2nd Squad - PC (Arcade)
Gravity Bone -PC
A Thousand Flights of Loving - PC
Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels - PC/X1
Eve: Valkyrie- PSVR
Farpoint - PSVR
Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell - PC
Ghost Squad - Wii
Monument Valley 2 - iOS
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - PS4
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - 360
Tekken Advance - GBA
100ft Robot Golf - PSVR
Final Fantasy XV: A King's Tale - X1
Star Wars Racer Revenge - PS2
Just Cause 3 - PS4
Toadled - PC
Gulity Gear Xrd -Revelator- PS4
Mortal Kombat XL - PC
Destiny 2 - PS4
Dishonored - PS4
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition - PS4
Nex Machina - PS4
Dying Light - PS4
Arizona Sunshine- PSVR
Dead Rising 3 - X1
Soul Dimension - PSVR
The Bug Butcher - PS4
Super Mario Odyssey - Switch
King of Fighters XIV - - PS4


Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds - PS4 *new*

Total: 51


Previously: 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

This is a fairly beefy piece of DLC, clocking in at about 13-14 hours of play time for me (at just over 50% completion). It is largely more of the same as what you find in the main game, though there’s an expansive new area, new weapons and enemies, and a new lengthy main quest. In this case, more of the same is very much a welcome thing as Horizon might be my GOTY. If you enjoyed the main game, this is totally worth getting.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:04 pm

ConsoleHandheldGamer wrote:with the latest being Etrian Odyssey IV (on easy)

I'm not disparaging your choice of EO challenge, but the next time you play an EO, try doing so on Expert/Advanced. The experience will be dramatically different, but not necessarily in a bad way. Rather this higher level of opposition from the games is how they were meant to be played (according to Atlus), and the experience derived thereof has higher highs and lower lows.
dsheinem wrote:Horizon might be my GOTY

How would you contrast it against BotW?
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dsheinem Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:05 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
dsheinem wrote:Horizon might be my GOTY

How would you contrast it against BotW?


It is a close call. I am eager to see how the DLC campaign stuff for BotW shakes out, then I'll make my final judgment!
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by MrPopo Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:10 pm

Something I've noticed with the more recent EO games is that there is more flexibility in party building. I remember the first couple games really punishing you if you didn't have a certain number of required pieces because of some sort of fuck you attack a boss would toss out.
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