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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:52 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)q
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 (ARC)
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)
36. River City Knights of Justice (3DS)
37. Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo (3DS)
38. Tomb Raider Go (iOS)
39. Lume (iOS)
40. To The Moon (iOS)
41. The Executive (iOS)
42. Gorogoa (iOS)
43. Old Man’s Journey (iOS)
44. Shadow Blade (iOS)
45. The Sailor’s Dream (iOS)
46. I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT!!!1 (360)

I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT!!!1 (360) is probably my favorite stick shooter since Smash TV. It is good, simple fun; it is completely unpretentious; and I thoroughly enjoyed all of my time with it. Also, it has an absolutely fantastic soundtrack, and I am very happy with the $1 I spent on it. (I must note, however, that the game is a score chaser, and I don’t think you can really beat it. You just play through the song. In my case, I made it to the end of the song that runs through the game and the end of various YouTube videos purporting to show the game in its entirety. That was good enough for me. My high score was just a bit north of 750K.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dsheinem Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:58 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
Alienation - PS4
Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain - PC/X1
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris - PS4
Doom VFR - PSVR
Gorogoa - iOS
Devil May Cry 4 Refrain - iOS
Sonic Mania - Switch
Raiden V - PS4
Scanner Sombre - PC
Everything - PC
Luke Sidewalker - PC
The Fidelio Incident - PC
Emily is Away Too - PC *new*

Total: 64


Emily is Away Too is a follow up to the original "Emily is Away", which I played almost two years ago to the day. I can't say that I enjoyed the more fleshed out sequel any more than I did the original, which at least had a lot more going for it in terms of novelty. I also am not sure that people were using AOL IM to talk about stuff like God of War, Juno, and Battlestar Galactica in 2007 or so when this game is supposed to be taking place...that technology was already being passed over by then, at least in the circles I frequented.

One more to go before the year is out!

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by ElkinFencer10 Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:52 am

I can attest that, at least among high school kids in the South, we were still using AIM.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:08 am

Previous games:
January:
1) The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (PC) (8.5) (1/1) (~5.5 hours)
2) ActRaiser (SNES) (8.0) (1/2) (~4 hours)
3) Bonk's Revenge (GB) (6.0) (1/3) (~1 hour)
4) Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break (GB) (6.5) (1/3) (~1 hour)
5) Blackwell Legacy (PC) (7.0) (1/5) (2.6 hours)
6) Blackwell Unbound (PC) (7.5) (1/7) (2.2 hours)
7) Blackwell Convergence (PC) (8.0) (1/7) (2.4 hours)
8) Blackwell Deception (PC) (8.0) (1/8) (4.7 hours)
9) Blackwell Epiphany (PC) (9.0) (1/9) (6.5 hours)
10) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4) (8.0) (1/22) (~55 hours)
11) Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360) (8.0) (1/28) (~.5 hours)
12) Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (SMS) (6.5) (1/31) (~1 hour)
February:
13) Quackshot Starring Donald Duck (GEN) (7.5) (2/7) (~2 hours)
14) Fire Emblem Heroes (Android) (8.0) (2/9) (~10 hours)
15) Super C (NES) (9.5) (2/20) (~0.5 hours)
16) Contra (NES) (10.0) (2/20) (~0.5 hours)
17) Mickey's Dangerous Chase (GB) (6.5) (2/24) (~1 hour)
18) My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (3DS) (8.5) (2/25) (~19 hours)
19) Mega Man 2 (NES) (10.0) (2/28) (~0.8 hours)
March:
20) Final Fantasy XV (PS4) (8.0) (3/2) (~33 hours)
21) Blaster Master Zero (NS) (9.0) (3/10) (~6.5 hours)
22) Espgaluda II Black Label (360) (8.0?) (3/17) (0.5 hours)
23) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS) (9.5) (3/28) (~70+ hours)
April:
24) Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (PC) (8.5) (4/7) (~5.5 hours)
25) Hyper Light Drifter (PS4) (8.0) (4/9) (~8 hours)
26) Gekido Advance: Kintaro's Revenge (GBA) (7.5) (4/16) (~3 hours)
27) Vanquish (PS3) (8.5) (4/17) (~7 hours)
28) Journey (PS3) (6.0) (4/19) (~2 hours)
29) GunForce (SNES) (4.0) (4/22) (~20 minutes)
30) GunForce 2 (ARC) (7.0) (4/23) (~30 minutes)
31) GunForce: Battle Fire Engulfed Terror Island (ARC) (6.0) (4/23) (~20 minutes)
32) Mighty Final Fight (NES) (8.5) (4/29) (~30 minutes)
May:
33) Final Fantasy V (SFC) (6.0) (5/1) (~33 hours)
34) Super Adventure Island (SNES) (7.0) (5/2) (~1 hour)
35) Dragon Spirit: The New Legend (NES) (7.5) (5/3?) (~30 minutes)
36) Mighty No. 9 (PS4) (5.0) (5/6?) (~5 hours)
37) Contra III: The Alien Wars (Hard) (SNES) (8.5) (5/11) (~1 hour)
38) Operation C (GB) (7.5) (5/22) (~1 hour)
June:
39) Super Dodge Ball (NES) (9.5) (6/1) (~15 minutes)
40) Bare Knuckle III (GEN) (7.5) (6/3) (~1 hour)
41) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) (9.5) (6/5) (~30 minutes)
42) Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear (GB) (4.0) (6/8) (~1 hour)
43) Castlevania: The Adventure (GB) (3.5) (6/9) (~1 hour)
44) Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (PC) (8.0) (6/15) (~8.5 hours)
45) Streets of Rage (GEN) (9.0) (6/17) (~45 minutes)
46) Ghouls 'N Ghosts (GEN) (6.5) (6/17) (~4 hours)
47) Contra: Hard Corps (GEN) (8.5) (6/18) (~50 minutes)
48) Mighty Gunvolt Burst (NS) (7.5) (6/23) (~3 hours?)
49) Exile's End (PC) (8.0) (6/24) (~5 hours)
July:
50) Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) (8.5) (7/1) (16h53m)
51) Pharaoh Rebirth+ (PC) (8.0) (7/3) (7 hours)
52) Jackal (NES) (9.0) (7/9) (45 minutes)
53) Golden Axe III (NES) (2.5) (7/9) (~45 minutes)
54) Rygar (NES) (7.0) (7/10) (~2 hours)
55) Faxanadu (NES) (8.0) (7/14) (~6 hours)
56) Tekken 3 (PSX) (6.0) (7/24) (~20 minutes)
57) Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) (8.5) (7/30) (38h16m)
August:
58) Contra: The Alien Wars (GB) (3.5) (8/1) (~30 minutes)
59) Super Smash Bros. (N64) (8.0) (8/6) (~20 minutes)
60) Battletoads (Japan) (NES) (7.5) (8/10) (~40 minutes)
61) Castle of Dragon (NES) (2.5) (8/10) (~1 hour)
62) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (NES) (3.0) (8/10) (~30 minutes)
63) Strider (NES) (6.5) (8/11) (~2 hours)
64) Commando (NES) (3.5) (8/11) (~1 hour)
65) Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (NES) (6.5) (8/12) (~1h30m)
66) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (GEN) (4.0) (8/12) (~1 hour)
67) Dragon Scroll: Yomigaerishi Maryuu (NES) (5.0) (8/13) (~4 hours)
68) Mega Man 8 (SAT) (7.0) (8/17) (~4 hours)
69) Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (PS4) (8.0) (8/19) (4h42m)
70) Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3) (6.5) (8/25) (~30 minutes)
71) Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) (7.5) (8/27) (25 hours?)
72) Daikatana (GBC) (6.5) (8/28) (~3 hours)
73) Bionic Commando (NES) (9.5) (8/30) (~1.5 hours)
74) Adventure Island II (NES) (6.5) (8/31) (~3 hours)
September:
75) The Mafat Conspiracy (NES) (5.0) (9/1) (~1.5 hours)
76) Snake's Revenge (NES) (8.0) (9/4) (~4 hours)
77) Ys: Memories of Celceta (VITA) (7.5) (9/4) (~25 hours?)
78) Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble (NES) (5.0) (9/7) (~2 hours)
79) 1943: The Battle for Midway (NES) (7.0) (9/9) (~2.5 hours)
80) Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (ARC/360) (5.0) (9/9) (~1 hour)
81) Arkista's Ring (NES) (6.0) (9/9) (~1 hour)
82) Bad Dudes (NES) (4.0) (9/9) (~45 minutes)
83) G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor (NES) (7.0) (9/10) (~2 hours)
84) Target: Renegade (NES) (2.0) (9/10) (~1 hour)
85) Gyruss (NES) (8.5) (9/11) (~1 hour)
86) Renegade (NES) (3.5) (9/12) (~30 minutes)
87) Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) (9.0) (9/18) (11h35m) (16h total time)
88) Rambo (NES) (4.5) (9/19) (~3 hours)
89) Return of Double Dragon (SFC) (8.0) (9/20) (~1 hour)
90) Wizards & Warriors (NES) (6.5) (9/21) (~1.5 hours)
91) Wizards & Warriors III - Kuros: Visions of Power (NES) (6.5) (9/23) (~4 hours)
92) Wolverine (NES) (3.0) (9/23) (~1 hour)
93) The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper (NES) (6.0) (9/23) (~1 hour)
94) Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II (NES) (6.5) (9/24) (~2 hours)
95) The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy (NES) (6.0) (9/24) (~1 hour)
96) RodLand (NES) (7.0) (9/30) (~1 hour)
97) Gradius (NES) (7.0) (9/30) (~30 minutes)
98) Life Force (NES) (8.0) (9/30) (~1 hour)
99) Gradius II (NES) (8.0) (9/30) (~1 hour)
October:
100) Guerilla War (NES) (6.0) (10/1) (~1 hour)
101) Gun-Nac (NES) (7.5) (10/2) (~1.5 hours)
102) Mega Man 9 (PS4, via MMLC2) (9.5) (10/7) (~2.5 hours)
103) Star Wars (NES) (5.5) (10/7) (~1.5 hours)
104) Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PS4) (9.0) (10/25) (49h20m)
105) Super Mario Odyssey (NS) (10.0) (10/31) (10 hours?)
November:
106) Super Castlevania IV (SNES) (8.5) (11/11) (4 hours)
107) Transformers: Devastation (PS4) (6.5) (11/18) (5h56m)
108) Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (DUO) (8.0) (11/26) (2 hours)
109) Castlevania Chronicles (PSX, X68K mode) (6.5) (11/29) (6 hours)

December:
110) Faussete Amour (DUO) (5.0) (12/4) (3 hours)
111) Ys III: The Wanderer from Ys (DUO) (5.5) (12/7) (~5 hours)
112) Kaze Kiri: Ninja Action (DUO) (6.5) (12/9) (~1.5 hours)
113) Ys Book I & II (Book I) (TCD) (6.0) (12/16) (~5 hours)
114) Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue (8.5) (12/17) (~3 hours)
115) WeaponLord (GEN) (6.5) (12/18) (~40 minutes)
116) Alwa's Awakening (PC) (6.5) (12/20) (~6.5 hours)
117) Ys Book I & II (Book 2) (TCD) (6.5) (12/27) (~5 hours)
118) Cadash (TG16) (8.0) (12/30) (~2 hours)

This could very well be a nostalgia rating, but I've always loved Cadash. It captured my imagination when I saw it in the arcades, and even though it's pretty simple overall, I still find it quite fun. I've beaten the Genesis and arcade versions, so this time, I put the Turbo EverDrive through its paces.

To keep this short, the game is a little bit of Rastan, with actual RPG elements. Unlike the arcade game, you don't have a timer here, so you can grind if necessary. Unlike the Genesis version, you can use all the classes, too; the Ninja and Priest actually made it in. Good thing, too, because the Priest might just be the best character in the game. She has a spell that lets her tank quite a few hits, and a life restorative to boot. Of course, if you're using the barrier, you'll probably never touch the life spell beyond a certain point. She's that good.

The graphics are pretty decent, surviving decently from the arcade. The localization is translated a bit better, but the last boss is... weird. Having this lord of darkness saying he's fleeing to fight another day, and "c'ya!" is just strange. Even stranger is him referring to the teachings of Carl Sagan about how the strong survive? What? So out of place. This is the only version that has that line, too.

At any rate, fun stuff. Very much worth playing.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by alienjesus Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:10 am

First 50:
1. 3D Power Drift 3DS
2. Maze Hunter 3-D 3DS
3. Hyrule Warriors Legends 3DS
4. Icarus Proudbottom's World of Typing Weekly PC
5. Paper Mario N64
6. Catherine PS3
7. Glover N64
8. Blast Corps N64
9. Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! Switch eShop
10. Pullblox 3DS eShop
11. Pokémon Picross 3DS eShop
12. Bare Knuckle III Mega Drive
13. The Legend of the Mystical Ninja SNES
14. Alisia Dragoon Mega Drive
15. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Mega Drive
16. Dynamite Headdy Mega Drive
17. Runbow Wii U eShop
18. The Mystical Ninja starring Goemon N64
19. 3D Puyo Puyo 2 3DS
20. Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa 3DS
21. SteamWorld Dig 3DS eShop
22. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch
23. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped PS1
24. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time GC
25. Pilotwings 64 N64
26. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones GBA
27. Puyo Puyo Tetris Switch
28. Life Force NES
29. Bionic Commando NES
30. Bonk's Revenge TGCD
31. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 3DS
32. Splatoon 2 Switch
33. Shantae & The Pirates Curse 3DS eShop
34. Devil May Cry PSN
35. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe 3DS eShop
36. Blaster Master Wii U VC
37. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes GC
38. Wario Blast! featuring Bomberman Game Boy
39. Astro Boy: Omega Factor GBA
40. Daiku No Gen-San: Ghost Building Company Game Boy
41. Kirby: Planet Robobot 3DS
42. Noobow Game Boy
43. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Game Boy
44. Mario Golf N64
45. Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-Kun Game Boy
46. Rockman World 5 Game Boy
47. Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! GBC
48. Sonic Mania Switch eShop
49. Marvelous: Mōhitotsu no Takarajima SFC
50. Super Mario Odyssey Switch

51. Gauntlet IV Mega Drive
52. Alex Kidd in Shinobi World Master System
53. Psycho Fox Master System
54. The Ninja Master System
55. R-Type Master System
56. Momotarō Katsugeki PC Engine
57. Overcooked: Special Edition Switch eShop
58. Parasol Stars PC Engine
59. Star Parodier PC Engine
60. Cadash PC Engine
61. Dead or Alive Ultimate Xbox
62. Dead or Alive Ultimate 2 Xbox
63. OutRun 2 Xbox
64. Pop'n Twinbee SNES
65. Wild Guns Reloaded PS4
66. Journey PS4
67. Rez Infinite PS4
68. Caladrius Blaze PS4
69. Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu NES
70. Blue Shadow NES
71. Kickle Cubicle NES
72. Baku Baku Saturn
73. Clockwork Knight Saturn
74. Bust-a-Move 2 Arcade Edition Saturn
75. Thumper Switch eShop *NEW*
76. Pokémon Ultra Moon 3DS *NEW*
77. Cave Story+ Switch *NEW*
78. Gorogoa Switch eShop *NEW*


Replays!:
1. Bare Knuckle III Mega Drive
2. Die Hard Arcade Saturn
3. The World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Mega Drive
4. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble 3DS VC
5. Trip World 3DS VC

Finishing up this year’s thread with some mini-reviews of the last few games I beat because I can’t think of much to say about them:

Thumper

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Thumper is a rhythm game for Switch where you play as a metallic bug lasting down a tunnel at high speed. The designers describe it as a ‘rhythm violence’ game, and that’s understandable as you will feel beaten after pushing through a stage of this game. The game features pounding industrial music and bright flashes of colour, which combined with the games strict 2 hit deaths and long 30 minute levels (they have checkpoints, thankfully) create a sense of tension and exhaustion to the point where I’ve seen other reviewers describe this as a horror game. I don’t think that’s quite true, but I get the comparison.

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Whilst hurtling down the tunnel, you’ll encounter various obstacles – blue dots must be tapped with A, barriers must be hit by holding a as you pass through them. Corners have to be turned into whilst holding A, spikes must be flown over with A and up. A controls everything in this game, but the game is so fast paced, the turns and twists so hard to read, and the music so pounding and hard to track that the game is very difficulty indeed. 2 hits kills you,but you can recover health a few ways – it’s not common to do so though until you reach the next checkpoint, which early on are about 20 seconds apart but can reach up to 2 minutes by the end of the game.

If you want a sample of how tense this game and why it’s called Thumper, enjoy this video, but please note that it really isn't joking about that seizure warning at the start - Thumper is not the game to play if you suffer from epilepsy or similar conditions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xseAwMcco4

For me, Thumper was an interesting game, but one which became frustrating over time as the stages became more and more punishing. There seems to be a harder difficulty where one death is the end of the stage, and I say screw that. I don’t have the patience for it. Thumper is quite an experience, but if you want to try it, I recommend waiting for a sale.



Pokemon Ultra Moon

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I went into Ultra Moon having not looked up much about the game. I was hoping to find a ‘sequel’ experience along the lines of Pokemon Black 2 or White 2, but instead this is more like the ‘3rd versions’ of old – Crystal, Emerald, Platinum, where there’s new stuff to find but it’s fundamentally the same game as the original Moon.

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For new stuff, there’s some new story elements which build upon the idea of the ultra beasts and travelling through wormholes, plus some changes to the games totem battles, available pokemon and the introduction of move tutors to teach pokemon different attacks as you progress.

Honestly, it’s hard to recommend Ultra Moon if you already own Sun or Moon version as is – it’s quite weak in terms of how much new stuff there is to offer. However, if you haven’t played the original or you’re looking to experience your first game in the series, this is a fantastic entry that’s one of the best places to start.

P.S. to the few of you who play Pokemon games and care, my team was Ribombee, Honchkrow, Jynx, Cradily, Palossand and Togedemaru.



Cave Story+

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Cave Story is a game I’ve played before on WiiWare, but only once, so when I got given this version for Christmas I decided to play through in a slightly different way. The first time I played through I grabbed the Machine Gun and Booster 0.8, so this time I deliberately made some different choices – I grabbed the Spur weapon, plus the Booster 2.0 and saved Curly. This meant I got access to a new version of the penultimate dungeon and drastically changed some of my playthrough prior to that too as the Machine Gun had been my weapon of choice before. The Spur was much better for the endgame stuff though, and this run was easier.

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That is until I accessed the secret final dungeon, the blood soaked sanctuary. That is a brutal gauntlet of instant death spikes and aggressive enemies and after throwing myself at it fruitlessly for a few hours, I created a save file just before it and went and got the normal ending instead. I’ll have to come back to the final challenge another time.

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Anyway, Cave Story is still as good as it’s ever been, which is to say it’s pretty darn good. Playing it on Switch feels like a natural fit, so this is a great version to buy if you don’t own this game 10 times already, or maybe if you do.

Also, because I played this near Christmas, all of my dudes are wearing santa hats, so that's cool.



Gorogoa

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Gorogoa is a pretty intriguing puzzle game for Switch and mobile devices where you literally piece together a story out of beautiful artwork, manipulating the perspective in order to solve puzzles and progress the story. The story itself is intriguing but hard to follow, it’s all very artsy and beautiful though.

You have four panels within which you can move different images around. Some images can be zoomed in and out of, or you can shift the perspective through a doorway, or upwards to see what’s out of frame, or whatever. Sometimes you can pull a shape off of one image and overlay it on another – for example, placing new scenery over a door so that when the character exits the door he is suddenly in a new environment. Some panels simply move when you replace them in a different part of the square, whereas some reveal new parts of the image when you move them too. Using images in new ways is the name of the game, with flowers turning into cogs when aligned correctly and more.

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The game is big on thinking how something could be something else – for example, at one point in the game your character is on a tram, and you can view the tracks from a top down view. Early on you use a trellis as part of the track by aligning it with another image to move him to a different station. However, later, that same track can be used as part of a ladder to reposition the character in perspective within the environment. It’s all very clever and very satisfying.

Gorogoa is a intriguing, interesting and enjoyable experience, but it is relatively easy and very short, at about 1.5-2 hours long. However, I had a great time playing through it and highly recommend it to anyone who might be interested.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dsheinem Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:21 am

Thumper in VR is one of the most spiritual experiences I have ever had. Glad to hear some of that translates to the small screen!

Gorogoa is a great game, but I can’t see spending $15 to play it on Switch when you can get it for $5 on mobile. Does the game use any of the Switch’s hardware or features in a compelling way to compensate?
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by alienjesus Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:26 am

dsheinem wrote:Thumper in VR is one of the most spiritual experiences I have ever had. Glad to hear some of that translates to the small screen!

Gorogoa is a great game, but I can’t see spending $15 to play it on Switch when you can get it for $5 on mobile. Does the game use any of the Switch’s hardware or features in a compelling way to compensate?


Thumper seems like it would be quite something in VR. My issues with it are mainly based on game mechanics, but I can imagine feeling more forgiving in such an immersive environment. I haven#t had a chance to try PSVR but I hear it's got a slightly blurry resolution . That seems like it could be detrimental to Thumper, did it cause any issues for you?

I'd love to get the PSVR but it seems kinda gimmicky to me for the price. I'll get round to it one day.

Unfortunately, the Switch version of Gorogoa doesn't do anything more interesting than the mobile version mechanically. You can play with the buttons but I think using the touch controls is the better option still. I don't feel very attached to mobile phones and mobile experiences though, so I just sucked it up and paid the extra to have it on something that felt more 'real' to me, as dumb as that may sound.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by alienjesus Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:06 pm

Sorry for the double post, but it's time for fun stats!

Games I beat this year broken down:

By console:
Switch: 5
Switch eShop: 5
Wii U: 0
Wii U eShop: 2
Wii: 0
Wii shop: 0
Gamecube: 2
Nintendo 64: 6
SNES: 3
NES: 5
3DS: 8
3DS eShop: 5
DS: 0
DSiWare: 0
GBA: 2
GBC: 1
Game Boy: 6
Virtual Boy: 0
Pokemon Mini: 0
PS4: 4
PS3: 1
PS3 PSN: 1
PS2: 0
PS1: 1
PSVita: 0
PSVita PSN: 0
PSP: 0
Xbox 360: 0
Xbox: 3
Dreamcast: 0
Saturn: 3
Mega Drive: 5
SMS: 4
Game Gear: 0
3DO: 0
PC Engine: 5
NGPC: 0
WSC: 0
PC: 1


By generation:
Consoles:
3rd gen (NES, Master System): 9
4th gen (Mega Drive, SNES, PC Engine): 13
5th gen (N64, PS1, Saturn): 10
6th gen (Gamecube, PS2, Xbox): 5
7th gen (Wii, PS3, 360): 2
8th gen (Wii U, Switch, PS4): 16

Handhelds:
GB & GG: 6
GBC, NGPC, WSC: 1
GBA: 2
PSP & DS: 0
3DS & Vita: 13

Physical vs digital:
Physical games: 64
Digital games: 14

Console vs handheld etc:
Console: 46
Handheld: 31
PC: 1
- Note: 9 of my 10 Switch games were beaten in handheld mode, and 1 in console, so I split these that way.

Genre:
Racing: 2
Shmup: 6
Platformers: 23
Puzzle: 10
Action Adventure: 12
Strategy: 2
Beat 'em up: 5
RPG: 2
Adventure: 1
Stealth: 1
Sports: 1
3rd person shooter: 1
Rail shooter: 2
Run n Gun: 1
Fighting: 2
Typing: 1
Flight sim: 1
Rhythm: 1
Other: 4
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dsheinem Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:44 pm

Games Beaten 2017

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 - Arcade/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
Thirty 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
Alienation - PS4
Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain - PC/X1
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris - PS4
Doom VFR - PSVR
Gorogoa - iOS
Devil May Cry 4 Refrain - iOS
Sonic Mania - Switch
Raiden V - PS4
Scanner Sombre - PC
Everything - PC
Luke Sidewalker - PC
The Fidelio Incident - PC
Emily is Away Too - PC
Electric Highways - PC *new*

Total: 65


Electric Highways is a trippy game that is part first person puzzler, part walking simulator, and part platformer. I really dug the work here: the soundtrack matches up to the visuals perfectly to create an unnerving experience and it is an hour or so well spent if you like "experimental" indie fare.

Previously: 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

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End of Year Totals, Stats, and Thoughts

Since starting to keep track 8 years ago, I have now beaten 700 games!!

Part of me wants to push hard over the next two years to hit 1000 beaten in 10 years, and part of me wants to give it a rest and just move through things at a more leisurely pace. I suppose I will see how I feel about the options in front of me come the New Year...

This was a little bit of a low total for me...it was also the least amount of retro games I have played in any one year since keeping track. I shared some thoughts/numbers about that here. This year only about 14% of what I beat could reasonably be considered "retro".

Some Stats:

Modern: 56 across 7 systems (PS4:20, PC:13, PSVR:9, Switch: 6, X1:4, iOS:4, 360:1)
Retro: 9 across 6 systems (Arcade:3, Retro PC:2, GBA:2, PS2:1, Wii:1)

Genre Breakdown:

Other: 14
FPS: 13
Fighting: 7
Racing/Sports: 6
Puzzle: 4
Twin Stick Shooter: 4
(A)RPG: 3
Platformer: 3
Beat-em-up: 3
Third Person Shooter: 2
Run-n-Gun: 2
Rail Shooter: 2
Shmup: 2

Best game I've finished that was released this year: Horizon: Zero Dawn topped the list, but it was close.
Best retro game I finished for the first time: Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell
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by optmusprimenumber Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:55 pm

Finally played the original Splinter Cell on PC plus the bonus missions. For someone who has enjoyed Chaos Theory and up I'm surprised it took that long. Admittedly it's better on PC than oXBox what with quick saves and all. Now if only I could get Pandora Tomorrow to work properly (even with the lighting fix, all projected lights are red :? )
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