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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:00 pm

That game looks awesome. I am envious of you having played through it.


First 50
1. Bastion (iOS)
2. LaserCat (360)
3. Zombie Incident (3DS)
4. Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (3DS)
5. Monument Valley 2 (iOS)
6. Zenge (iOS)
7. Master of Darkness (Game Gear/3DS)
8. Wonder Boy (SMS)
9. Full Throttle Remastered (iOS)
10. Adventure Island (NES)
11. Adventure Island II (NES)
12. Adventure Island (GB)
13. Super Adventure Island (SNES)
14. New Adventure Island (TG16)
15. Adventure Island III (NES)
16. The Legend of the Ghost Lion (NES)
17. Part Time UFO (iOS)
18. Adventure Island II: Aliens in Paradise (GB)
19. Adventure Island IV (NES)
20. Super Adventure Island II (SNES)
21. Adventure Island: The Beginning (WII)
22. Quell Memento (3DS)
23. Wonder Boy in Monster Land (ARCADE)
24. Saiyuuki World (FAMICOM)
25. Whomp ‘Em (NES)
26. Bikkuriman World (TG16)
27. Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (TG16)
28. Go Series: Picdun (DS)
29. The Keep (3DS)
30. Dooors (3DS)
31. Ninja Gaiden (ARCADE)
32. Advance Guardian Heroes (GBA)
33. TMNT (GBA)
34. Double Dragon Advance (GBA)
35. Mighty Final Fight (NES)
36. Double Dragon II (ARCADE)
37. Kung Fu Master (GB)
38. Cube Escape: The Lake (iOS)
39. Cube Escape: Seasons (iOS)
40. Cube Escape: Arles (iOS)
41 . Cube Escape: Harvey’s Box (iOS)
42. Cube Escape: Case 23 (iOS)
43. Cube Escape: The Mill (iOS)
44. Rusty Lake Hotel (iOS)
45. Cube Escape: Birthday (iOS)
46. Cube Escape: The Theatre (iOS)
47. Rusty Lake Roots (iOS)
48. Cube Escape: The Cave (iOS)
49. Rusty Lake Paradise (iOS)
50. Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone (ARCADE)

51. Knightmare Tower (iOS)
52. 80s Overdrive (3DS)
53. Hitman Go (iOS)
54. Deus Ex Go (iOS)
55. Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis)
54. Double Dragon IV (iOS)

Double Dragon IV Is about as good as most Double Dragon games...which means it’s just mediocre. This installment in the long running series harkens back stylistically to the NES port of Double Dragon II, but with graphical flourishes not possible on that system. There have been a few gameplay refinements, and both the enemies and the Lee brothers’ move sets are more varied. Nonetheless, the game feels more repetitive than its distinguished predecessor, and the fighting doesn’t require the skill or strategy required to succeed in modern beat ‘em ups. In other words, it is way to easy, and you will probably beat it in a few sittings. There are some extras after you complete the story mode, but since the gameplay isn’t that compelling, I didn’t bother with them. The game is definitely a step way down from the fabulous Double Dragon Neon, and while I didn’t mind paying $3 for it, I would have been very disappointed if I’d spent much more.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Xeogred Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:20 pm

72. Resident Evil 3* (PSX)

Hard Mode (it's really normal)
Time: 6:11
Number of Saves: 23
Grade: E

Finally got in another replay of RE3. Definitely not my favorite because of all the RNG and weird alternate paths or choices. That's a weird thing to complain about and I'm sure it would have been a huge fun time sink if I played this one back in the day like the others. The replay value is certainly high and has a lot of extras like Mercenaries, etc. But I just find the other installments to be more fun. RE3 has a different atmosphere and the least interesting plot/story/characters by far. Aesthetically, it's amazing to see the beat down urban environments of an infested Raccoon City, the pre-rendered backdrops are incredible for a late 1999 PSX title and the game still looks gorgeous. Lots of unique looking zombie enemies and some other returning monsters. But the majority of the maps are a lot of long straight roads or pathways. It just kind of lacks the isolated and claustrophobic vibes of RE1 or RE2, both which have a bit of a Metroidvania flavor going for them but not so much here. The Nemesis concept is cool but a bad save somewhere can really screw you over, not to mention those bad Tremors-like worm parts too. In the back half the game tries to get back to smaller singular environment with a clocktower, some park/underground labs, but it's still not as good as previous entries and seems a little half baked.

Still a classic in ways but not one I frequent as much. Kind of middle of the pack RE for me alongside Zero and I place both of those above Code Veronica, my least favorite. RE3 is one that I think could probably actually be improved upon with a remake, which sounds like could happen someday.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by dunpeal2064 Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:31 am

I played through Undertale for the first time this last weekend. Somehow, despite the game's widespread discussion, I'd managed to not know a thing about it until I jumped in.

Knowing nothing, I think, actually added to my experience, so I'd rather not write all about the game, just in case anyone else plans to visit it.

I will say, though, that I absolutely adored the game. Its gameplay is spectacular, its story made me both laugh and feel things, its visuals (and especially its sprites) are well done, and its music is insanely good.

Apparently there is controversy as to whether this game deserves its praise. I know its a bit of a meme at this point, but I'd give this game three thumbs up any day of the week. It completely took me away, and even after finishing it I just kept thinking about it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by AnneBinette Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:30 am

The list is quite long for the games I still playing in 2018, because they are not yet completed. I have a bad habit of playing games simultaneously, so some games are left uncompleted. I would like to share some completed games name here:
Warhammer: Vermintide II
Persona 5
Kingdom Hearts 2
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by PartridgeSenpai Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:32 am

Partridge Senpai's 2018 Beaten Games:
Previously: 2016 2017
* indicates a repeat


21. Deadbolt (Steam)
22. Legend of Grimrock 2 (Steam)
23. The Witness (PS4)
24. Uurnog (PC)
25. Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch)
26. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)
27. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
28. Magicka 2 (PS4)*
29. Tales of Phantasia (PSP)
31. Blossom Tales (Switch)
32. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Steam)
33. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (PS4)
34. Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me (PSP)
35. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
36. Runbow Pocket (3DS)
37. Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (3DS)
38. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (3DS)

39. Mega Man ZX (DS)

I really liked playing through the Mega Man Zero Collection on DS a few years back, so I picked up Mega Man ZX and its sequel. Now I FINALLY picked up the first one, because I was still in a very action game-y mood, and I needed a shorter game to play while I waited for Breath of the Wild to arrive in the mail :lol: . I played through on Normal mode and it took me just about 11 hours.

This game's level design hearkens back more to Mega Man Zero 1, where the entire map is basically a kind of open-world, almost Metroidvania design to it. It was bad then, and it's bad now, and it really does not do the game any favors other than making it confusing and annoying to get around anywhere to the actual missions :P . The mission designs themselves are fine. It's just actually finding them that's a big pain in the ass :P .

When you beat bosses, instead of getting just one new weapon, you get a new armor set. Each one allows you to do things like break blocks, boost in the air/glide, swim, and hang from the ceiling (and they all look like bosses from the Zero games :D ). Their charged weapons require energy, like in a normal Mega Man game, but those aforementioned movement abilities can be done infinitely. Each one even has a special secondary function on the bottom screen of the DS, like analyzing an enemy health bar/weak point, or showing you a map of your immediate surroundings. While the design of the game's Metroidvania world isn't that great, the armors you get to navigate it in are very fun to use :D .

The bosses you fight to get them are all the normal good designs. The game certainly isn't as hard as any of the Mega Man Zero games, as far as difficulty goes, but it's hardly easy. Bosses now all have a certain point on their body you can strike for a critical hit (like a front-plate or an armor bit) in addition to their elemental weaknesses that can be exploited through your armors' elemental attacks. It's not the hardest game in the X-line or its spin-offs, but it's hardly easy, and the bosses and levels provide a fun challenge ^w^

Verdict: Recommended. The overworld map design can really make navigating it infuriating at times, but it's still a fine Mega Man Zero game at its heart. As long as you don't mind just remembering where to go or using a map online, you'll have a lot of fun with this if you're a Mega Man fan :D
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Xeogred Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:09 pm

@PartridgeSenpai: I didn't like ZX much when I played and beat it at release, but I just finally played Advent earlier this summer and loved it. The Metroidvania elements are still kind of half baked and not great and I don't love the story/characters in the ZX games, but everything else still rocks. Also probably some of the hardest boss battles in the franchise to me. I highly recommend Advent and maybe my memory of ZX is fuzzy, but I walked away very happy from Advent unlike the original. I'd say it's a big improvement.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by laurenhiya21 Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:19 pm

Yay I just have two more reviews after these! :D

8/2: Dog’s Life (PS2)
Dog’s Life was the first game I decided to play for the August Together Retro. It was also the first game I beat for Together Retro this year! I was a little bit unsure if I would like the game or not, as it seemed pretty fun and cheesy, but I wasn’t certain if the game would keep me interested until completion. However, Dog’s Life thankfully was a blast to play through and I had a good time for a majority of the game.

You play as a dog named Max, and his goal is to rescue his love interest, Daisy, from dognappers. However, Max is not strong enough to stand up against the other mean dogs and has to find many bones throughout the world to increase his strength. To find bones, he has to find various scents, help humans out with various tasks, and beat dogs in a few different mini-games. It’s not really the most complex of games, but the game shines most with its humour (both intentional and probably less intentional). The various tasks that Max has to do are often a bit silly and Max himself has a lot of little quips to say. There’s also quite a bit of potty humour, such as Max’s ability to poop or fart at will (while it may not be funny for some, I find it a little funny). On the more unintentional side, the voice acting here is really bad. It is very much in the “so-bad-it’s-good” kind of voice acting, which is fine by me. It’s not at all a serious game so it fits pretty well anyway.

As far as negatives go, I have a few but nothing that breaks the game. For one, the game does not look that great. It rarely poses much of an issue with gameplay though (other than a few times where it was hard to see something), so that’s not a huge negative. The other, and a bit more annoying, negative is that the controls are a little wonky. Max moves around really strangely and is a bit tricky to move around. It’s sort of tank controls I think, but there were quite a few times where he didn’t seem to want to go where I wanted him to. I think he sometimes auto jumps off of ledges, which did lead to several times where he would repeatedly jump off a particular ledge that I didn’t want him to. The camera sometimes doesn’t help with this either, as it sometimes liked to stay in a very awkward position. It usually didn’t matter too much, as I found that I could get most of the bones and scents without too much trouble, but when there was some required platforming for a bone it sometimes got a little frustrating. There weren’t too many bones like this though, so usually it was pretty quick to move onto a bone that was less frustrating to get.

Overall, despite some annoying sections of the game, I really enjoyed A Dog’s Life. I would not recommend this to everyone, as the overall B-movie type feeling of the game might put some people off, but if you don’t mind that sort of thing then I would suggest giving it a look. However, even if you aren’t interested in playing the game, I would still suggest checking out the AGDQ run of the game which I thought was really well done.

8/8: 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (PS1)
For the third game I played for August Together Retro (the second was The Dog Island which I sadly won’t be beating, despite how cute the game is), I decided to give 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue a look. It might seem like a bit of a random pick, but I wanted to give this a try since I enjoyed it as a kid and I wanted to see if the game held up or not. Surprisingly, it definitely held up enough for me to beat it!

The game follows two puppies, Domino and Oddball, and their quest to find their dognapped siblings and stop Cruella De Vil from turning their siblings into toys. Why does Cruella want to make toys? Reasons. I honestly have no clue. She’s annoyed at the beginning of the game that her Cruella merchandise isn’t selling well, but there doesn’t seem to be any other reason than that.

As far as gameplay goes, Domino and/or Oddball (you can choose either at any time) have to run and jump their way through several different open areas, ranging from a park and a forest to a toy factory and a castle. All you really need to do in each level is reach the exit (which is very easy), but in each level you can also try and find all of the 6ish doggy siblings and all of the 100 bones (which don’t do anything I think). In most of the levels, you can also lure one of Cruella’s henchmen into a trap. This doesn’t do to much and it isn’t required, but if you do then you get a funny cutscene. This isn’t too difficult to do, as all it requires is getting their attention and running to a certain spot, but I remember being really scared of them as a kid, so it’s funny that they are so easy for me now. Really the only thing that you need to somewhat watch out for, are Cruella’s various toys. They’re pretty easy to deal with, but it is possible to lose lives and have to restart a level if you are very bad at games.

Even though the game is really easy, I still had quite a bit of fun with this. Maybe it’s mostly due to nostalgia, but I just had a lot of fun running though the levels. There’s quite a bit of variety in them, and it was just an overall pleasant game to play. If you’re looking for a challenge, this would not be the game for you, but it might be worth a look if you want something a bit more relaxing.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by pook99 Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:41 am

1. Skeleton Boomerang
2. TMNT: Hypersonte Heist (genesis)
3. greedy guns
4. Haunted: Halloween 85
5. Fists elimination tower
6. 222 hearts
7. Archrobo: robotic annhilation
8. King of fighters 94 (neogeo)
9. 88 Heroes (terrible game)
10. Iron Commando (snes) (another terrible game)
11. Ersatz
12. Crystal Cosmos
13. Metal Slug (neogeo)
14. Gunhero
15. Gradius rebirth (wii)
16. Kung fu (nes)
17. Ghosts n goblins (nes)
18. Double Dragon 2(gameboy)
19. Ninja Baseballl batman (arcade)
20. Mega man network transmission (gamecube)
21. Aladin(master system)
22. Rastan (master system)
23. Kung fu kid(master system)
24. Alex Kidd in Shinobi world (master system)
25. GI Joe (nes)
26. Sonic Chaos (master system)
27. Double Dragon(nes)
28. Dick Tracy (genesis)
29. Mega man 2(nes)
30. Final Fight (snes)
31. Ratchet and Clank (ps4)
32. Redeemer
33. Mega Man X3(snes)
34. Nex Machina
35. Doodler
36. O Fox life (sucked, but finished in 15 minutes)
37. Tai fu(ps1)
38. serious sam bogus detour
39. Vox Populi Vox Dei 2
40. Mecho Tales
41. Metal Soldiers 2
42. Atomic Adam episode 1
43. Altered beast: guardians of the realm(gba)
44. Mike Tysons Punch out (nes)
45. Strider 2 (ps1)
46. Contra(nes)
47. Batman returns (snes)
48. Double Dragon 4
49. Megaman (nes)
50. Ninja Gaiden (nes)
51. Ninja Gaiden 2 (nes)
52. Axiom Verge
53. The Evil within 2
54. Entertainment hero
55. Miles and Kilo
56. Momodora: reverie under moonlight
57. Aladdin (genesis)
58. Kick ass commandos
59. Carnage in space: ignition
60. Death and return of superman (snes)
61. Save Dash
62. Ultra Goodnes
63. Lady Sia (gba)
64. goldeneye (n64)
65. Dragons Lair
66. Streets of rage: remake
67. castlevania: dawn of sorrow (ds)
68. Wendy: every witch way (gbc)
69. Kid tripp (switch)
70. Lost Castle
71. Splasher
72. Super C (nes)
73. Castlevania (nes)
74. Super Double Dragon (snes)
75. Guardian
76. Golden axe: revenge of death adder (mame)
77. Double Dragon (arcade)
78. adventures of batman and robin (snes)
79. Heads run
80. Final Fight 2 (snes)
81. Mickey mouse -great circus mystery (snes)
82. Super Punch out (snes)
83. Bionic commando (mame)
84. shovel knight: plague of shadows
85. Castlevania: rondo of blood (turbo cd)
86. Castlevania: dracula x (snes)
87. Ruiner
88. Castlevania: the adventure rebirth(wii)
89. Pavel quest
90. Super castlevania 4 (snes)
91. Operation C (gameboy)
92. Not dying today
93. Double Dragon 3 (nes)
94. Hikibyou 2
95. Bayonetta 2 (switch)
96. Boogerman (snes)
97. Rocking pilot
98. Talent not included
99. Overgrowth
100. Shockman (tg-16)
101. Castlevania 3 draculas curse (nes)
102. Streets of rage 2 (genesis)
103. Loyalty and blood: Viktor origins
104. Mega Man 4 (nes)
105. Contra: shattered soldier (ps2)
106. Mega Man 5 (nes)
107. Final Fight 3 (snes)
108. Target Renegade (nes)
109. Renegade (nes)
110. Smashing the battle
111. Kabuki Quantum fighter (nes)
112. Streets of rage (genesis)
113. Kageki (genesis)
114. Batman (nes)
115. Mega Man 9 (wii)
116. Mega Man 6 (nes)
117. Mega Man 10 (wii)
118. Fist Slash (not beaten, completely impossible last world)
119. Wolfenstein 2
120. Final Fight Gold SUper plus (openbor)
121. World Heroes supreme Justice (openbor)
122. Streets of rage 4 (openbor)
123. Final Fight x (openbor)
124. Tmnt and battletoads(openbor)
125. double dragon revolution (openbor)
126. Beats of rage street fighter edition (openbor)
127. SHiva and lisa (openbor)
128. King of fighters beat em up(openbor)
129. Final Fight apocalypse 2nd edition (openbor)
130. Dejin Makai Zero (openbor)
131. Vengeance of kyo (openbor)
132. Street fighter Taiwan (openbor)
133. Fatal Fury Rebout (openbor)
134. Art of fighting vs. double dragon (openbor)
135. A tale of vengeance (openbor)
136. Double Dragon 1 remix (openbor)
137. Fists of legendary heroes (openbor)
138. Rage of the streets (openbor)
149. Beats of rage: xtra (openbor)
150. Final Rage Chaos (openbor)
151. Street fighter rage world olympic tour(openbor)
152. Rushing beat (openbor)
153. Double dragon: evil forces expand(openbor)
154. Battletoads double dragon: return of the dark forces (openbor)
155. Double Dragon: renegade(openbor)
156. Final Fight Alpha plus(openbor)
157. Beast and Blanka in violent world (openbor)
158. Bloodstained: curse of the moon
159. Fatal Fury rebout 2(openbor)
160. Fatal Fury: Final (openbor)
161. Final Fight DC (openbor)
162. Venture kid
163. Final Fight Boss(openbor)
164. art of fighting: trouble in southtown (openbor)
165. Savant: acsent
166. Gunstar Heroes(genesis)
167. Sega brawlers megamix(openbor)
168. Cocoron (nes)
169. Final Fight heroes(openbor)
170. Dragons of rage EX(openbor)
171. Glitchbuster
172. Robot Legions reborn
173. Charlies adventure
174. Rising Islands
175. Blubblub: Quest of the blob
176. Double dragon zero (openbor)
177. Ladies of rage (openbor)
178. Super Ghouls n ghosts (snes)
179. bionic commando rearmed
180. Tupa
181. Indecision
182. Imperil
183. Jet Buster
184. xmen hunt for mutants(openbor)
185. when it hits the fan
186. dead island retro revenge
187. major Mayham 2 (android)
188. Ninja Striker
189. Techno boy
190. Invert
191. Metal Commando (android)
192. Damnation
193. hyper final fight 2 (openbor)
194. shio
195. Titanfall 2
196. Mortal Kombat: outworld assasins (openbor)
197. Dungeon Gambit boy
198. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (arcade)
199. Art of fighting (neogeo)
200. Shocktroopers (neo geo)
201. street fighter 2 champ edition (openbor)
202. Shadow of the ninja (nes)
203. Art of fighting 2 (neo geo)
204. Pilli adventure
205. Rex
206. Donkey Kong (nes)
207. Ninja Commando (neogeo)
208. Mikey Shorts (android)
209. Bucky O' hare (arcade)
210. Shadow Force(arcade)
211. World Heroes 2 Jet (neo geo)
212. Light Bringer (arcade)
213. Squidlit
214. Art of fighting Beats of rage remix 3 (openbor)
215. Super Blue Boy planet
216. Super Mario Bros 2(snes)
217. World Heroes 2 (snes)
218. Astyanax(nes)
219. Rescue rangers (nes)
220. Life force (nes)
221. Mega man 3 (nes)
222. Contra 3: alien wars (snes)
223. Ghouls n ghosts (genesis)
224. Castle of illusion (genesis)
225. Bonks revenge (tg16)
226. Ninja Spirit (tg16)
227. Legendary axe 2 (tg16)
228. Beats of rage alliance super sayain(openbor)
229. Mega Man unlimited
230. Golden axe 2(genesis)
231. Double Dragon Gold (openbor)
232. Bare knuckle 3 yesterday once more (openbor)
233. Super Mario Lost Levels (snes)
234. Z: escape
235. Squirm
236. Actraiser(snes)
237. Metal Wings (android)
238. Beat Street(android)
239. Crash Bandicoot 3 (ps1)
240. Street fighter 2 (snes)
241. Wonder Knights (android)
242. Super DD (android)
243. Duke Dashington(android)
244. World Heroes 2 (neo geo)
245. King of fighters 95(ps1)
246. Super Mario Land 2: 6 golden coins (game boy)
247. Power Blade 2 (nes)
248. Mega Man: Rock Force

245. King of fighters 95(ps1)
246. Super Mario Land 2: 6 golden coins (game boy)
247. Power Blade 2 (nes)
248. Mega Man: Rock Force

Mega Man Rock Force is a fan game and is definitely worth playing for mega man fans.

The story starts with Mega Man assembling a team of robots that could fight should he ever fail in protecting the world, the team is made up of robot masters from a variety of different mega man games such as bomb man, cutsman, knight man, gyro man, and others. Dr. Light also creates a new robot names justice man who is meant to be just like mega man, in ability and morality. A new group of robot masters goes rogue and mega man sends his rock force to find them but they never return, it is now up to mega man to find and rescue his friends.

The game starts out like any other mega man game, you have an intro stage, and then you get to select the order in which you fight the 8 brand new robot masters. The hook to this game is when you defeat a level, you not only get a new robot masters ability, but you also get to unlock a member of the rock force to play as in future levels. Like in any mm game, every robot master is weak to some weapon, but they are also weak to one of the rock force members. The rock force members all have pretty unique abilities and feel differently than mega man, for example, dive man is really great underwater, tornado man jumps really high, flame man can dash around and so on. It is really cool being able to play through the game as these guys, of course mega man has all the abilities you would expect, charge shot, slide, and a growing arsenal of weapons.

The weapons in this game are decent, not the best in the series, not the worst, you have the standard leaf shield type weapon(the virus shield) the standard weapon that can shoot in 8 directions, and some other cool stuff. My favorite is the charade clone. This weapon produces an explosive clone of mega man that can ram into things and do big damage, but it is also really good to navigate tricky platofrm sections, basically create a clone of mega man and if it falls down a pit you dont lose a life, if you make it to the end of the section you can call the real mega man to your location which really helps when you dont feel confident in passing a tricky series of jumps.

The game is broken down into: 1 intro stage, 8 robot masters, 4 fusion masters that pop up when you defeat the original 8 bosses, 1 ultimate fusion master, and a final fortress with 3 really difficult stage. The fusion masters are a cool idea which actually give the game some replayability, depending on which boss you defeat last you get one of 2 sets of fusion masters which encourages a 2nd playthrough to see the 4 you did not see on your first run.

The level design is solid, each level is unique and the challenge is just right, it is definitely not an easy game, but it is not quite as difficult as Mega Man Unlimited or MM 9. The bosses are all very unique as well and really fun to fight and learn their patterns, the only boss and level I hated was virus man, when you get hit by certain enemies(and the boss) you get infected with a temporary virus that turns off your charge shot, your acquired weapons, and reverses your controls. The whole level and boss fight are just really not fun and the game would have been better off without him.

SImilar to MM9, this game has collectable bolts, a save feature, and a shop that lets you stock up on e-tanks and other helpful items. It foregoes the usual rush forms and just gives you the rush coil, but you also get access to Eddie who is summonable and really helpful as he randomnly drops e-tanks, and tango a buzzsaw type weapon that I never used but I probably should have.

Overall, Mega Man Rock Force is a very good game, it has everything a mega man fan would want, and is completely free to download and play. Well worth it for any mega man fan looking to play a new mega man game while they wait for 11 to release.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by Markies Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:53 pm

Markies' Games Beat List Of 2018!
*Denotes Replay For Completion*

1. The Granstream Saga (PS1)
2. Perfect Dark (N64)
*3. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete (PS1)*
4. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (XBOX)
5. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
*6. Pikmin (GCN)*
*7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (N64)*
8. Shining Force II (GEN)
*9. X-Men Vs. Street Fighter (PS1)*
*10. Mafia (XBOX)*
11. James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire (GCN)
12. ChuChu Rocket! (SDC)
*13. Super Metroid (SNES)*
14. Final Fantasy II (NES)
15. Devil May Cry (PS2)
16. Mega Man: The Wily Wars (GEN)
17. Secret of Evermore (SNES)
18. Test Drive: Eve of Destruction (PS2)
19. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GCN)
*20. Paper Mario (N64)*
21. Grandia II (SDC)
22. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS2)
23. Bomberman Hero (N64)
24. OutRun (GEN)

25. Dragon Warrior IV (NES)


I completed Dragon Warrior IV on the Nintendo Entertainment System this afternoon!

I've had such a long and strange trip with the Dragon Quest series. I started with Dragon Quest VIII on the PS2 and looking back, I really enjoyed that game and the polish that it had. Then, I started with the original Dragon Warrior game. Though I respected it, I really did not enjoy playing it. Then, I played through Dragon Warrior II and really enjoyed it. Even though it is the black sheep of the first trilogy, the game flowed so much easier for me. I then played Dragon Warrior VII which went on and on and on. I then played Dragon Warrior III, which also went on and on and was a real slog to go through. So, with mixed signals, Dragon Warrior IV finally stepped up to the plate and I was ready to see the culmination of the NES Dragon Warrior games.

So, apparently, even numbered Dragon Quest games are the best. Dragon Warrior IV takes everything it had learned from the first three games and made something special. It took the best parts, added a whole new spice and then made one of the best NES RPG's on the console. The game introduces 8 different characters, including the main hero character all through the first couple chapters of the game. Each chapter is unique with its own feel, music and place on the world map. Then, you gather them up and take on the world together. It is such a fantastic mechanic that works so well for the game. I loved playing as a Merchant or two dancers or a knight with a Heal Slime as a friend. Once they are together, there is one single goal and each part gets you closer to that goal. The dungeons are brief with healing spaces for respites. They are also parsed enough where you don't need too much extra grinding. It is a Dragon Quest game, so there is grinding, but it's not constant. You can use other characters to alleviate inventory space. Together, each character is unique and it's enjoyable to choose your favorites. It is just a fun and enjoyable experience to play through.

Much like grinding, there are fights where you can't control anything and you just die along with annoying enemies you can't hit. But those are few and far between and not enough to sour the experience. It was worth it to play through the first three games to enjoy this masterpiece. It really showed how much they learned and the culmination of the original JRPG series on the NES.
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Re: Games Beaten 2018

by MrPopo Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:00 pm

Who did you end up using in your final party?
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