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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by s1mplehumar Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:53 am

Holy shizzat. You people have time to beat over 100 games in less than a year? I'm jealous!
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by jfe2 Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:56 am

s1mplehumar wrote:Holy shizzat. You people have time to beat over 100 games in less than a year? I'm jealous!

I had a ton of time since I was on disability for the better part of the year.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Reverend Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:49 pm

Geometry Wars: Galaxies (DS)

I got Gold on every single planet, including the Lambda galaxy.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:53 pm

Reverend wrote:Geometry Wars: Galaxies (DS)

I got Gold on every single planet, including the Lambda galaxy.


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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:36 pm

I forgot to mention on Puzzle Fighter that I've beaten everything 100% too.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by Ack Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:06 pm

Soul Calibur IV (Xbox 360)
Super Bomberman 2 (SNES)
Cybernator (SNES)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC)
Devil Kings (PS2)
Still Life (PC)
Dead Space (PS3)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
LEGO Batman (Xbox 360)
Penumbra: Black Plague (PC)
Half-Life 2: Episode One (PC)
Penumbra: Requiem (PC)
Portal (PC)
Medal Of Honor: Airborne (PC)
Aliens Vs. Predator 2 (PC)
Aliens Vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt (PC)
Zork 1 (PC)
LEGO Star Wars 2 (PS2)
Gungrave (PS2)
Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360)
Red Faction 2 (PC)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (PC)
Command & Conquer Renegade (PC)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS2)
Alien Swarm (PC)
Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3)
Way of the Samurai 3 (PS3)
Mercs (Arcade)
Son Son (Arcade)
The Bouncer (PS2)
Beyond Good & Evil (PS2)
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (PS2)
Borderlands (PC)
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
Super Mario World (SNES)
Golden Axe: The Duel (SAT)

TOTAL: 37

Well, that was more brutal than I was expecting. Since there's no real combo system in Golden Axe: The Duel, the game devs apparently believed it would be better to focus on punishing your opponent for mistakes, and the CPU is great at it. Shoot a projectile, and the other guy will hop over it to hit you before you recover. Uppercut and expect one in your backside. Teleport when he's not in the middle of a special attack animation, and you'll likely be stabbed in the face. I found myself paying a lot more attention to the range of my basic attacks and their speed than I have in previous 2D fighters I've played, like MvC2.

Golden Axe: The Duel isn't a great fighting game, but it's interesting in an almost World Heroes kind of way (and I'm a huge fan of World Heroes. That's right, I'm one of those guys), sort of like if World Heroes was a weapons fighter with several specific changes. For instance, in World Heroes I could reliably count on chipping to wear an opponent down over time: even if the opponent blocked, I could still do a minor amount of damage per hit, which would build over time. But Golden Axe: The Duel only has chipping for special attacks, so I couldn't rely on the same strategies for whittling down a turtling opponent.

I feel my experience was hampered a bit by the controller, but that's because I currently only own a set of Model 1 Saturn controllers, instead of the Model 2s I always hear everyone rave about. The Model 1's D-pad has some issues, so I found control wasn't always as reliable as I would have preferred, but it ultimately got the job done, so I shouldn't complain too much. I don't really know if I could have recovered fast enough to perform a shoryuken-style maneuver immediately after a hadouken-style move to catch them hopping over my fireball anyway.

Meh, either way, I was entertained. It's not the first fighter I'd recommend on the Saturn...heck, probably not anywhere in the first ten I'd recommend. But I can see messing around in it with some friends being fun.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by MrHealthy Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:52 am

I haven't posted in this thread in quite some time so I have a lot of new games to add. New additions to the list in bold:

    Assassins Creed II (PS3)
    Uncharted 2 (PS3)
    Shatter (PS3)
    Mass Effect (PC)
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Price (PS3)
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3)
    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS)
    Trace Memory (DS)
    Half-Life 2: Lost Cost (PC Download)
    Mega Man 10 (WiiWare)
    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (DS)
    Advance Wars Days of Ruin (DS)
    Pokemon Heart Gold (DS)
    Feel the Magic XY/XX (DS)
    Within a Deep Forest (PC Download)
    Knytt (PC Download)
    Knytt Stories (PC Download)
    Half-Life (PC)
    Peggle Nights (PC Download)
    Toki Tori (WiiWare)
    Portal (PC Download)
    Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
    Peggle Extreme (PC Download)
    Peggle World of Warcraft Edition (PC Download)
    Geist (GCN)
    Gun (GCN)
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
    Flow (PSN)
    Tribes Vengance (PC)
    Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)
    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)
    Kururin Squash! (GCN)
    Beneath a Steel Sky (PC Download)
    Scribblenauts (DS)
    Monsters (Probably) Stole my Princess! (PSP Mini)
    Pixeljunk Shooter (PSN)
    Half-Life 2 (PS3)
    Infamous (PS3)
    Metroid (NES)
    Half-Life 2: Episode One (PS3)
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two (PS3)
    Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game (PSN)
    VVVVVV (PC Download)
    Super Mario Sunshine (GCN)
    Metroid II: The Return of Samus (GB)
    Mega Man V (GB)
    Gunstar Heroes (PSN)
    Singularity (PS3)
    God of War (PS3)

Total count: 50

I also did a crushing run through of Uncharted 2 and an impossible run through fo Dead Space.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by alienjesus Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:46 pm

I'd like to hear your opinion on a few of those. Theres some games there I've been wondering about.

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Geist
Kururuin Squash
and possibly Monsters (probably) stole my princess! even though I don't own the console to play it.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by MrHealthy Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:36 pm

Ya sure, Only reason I didn't post any opinions was because thats a lot to write about!

Geist

Geist has a really great concept, however, I feel like that the execution was rather poor. The game simply tries to do too much and ends up not really doing anything well. The shooting feels dated and dull, especially when considering how late it came in the gamecubes life. Possesion, while interesting, is rather limited in how and what you can do. After a while possesion becomes a chore. The puzzles are either to vague or just plain boring. The graphics are rather lack luster, again considering how late it came out in the life cycle of the cube. Its not a good sign when some launch games look better then it. Now, dont get me wrong, its not nessecarily a bad game. Its just not a great game. Mostly I just found it mediocre.

Its not all mediocre me however. The story can be interesting, if not a little cliched and goofy at times. As well I was pleasently suprised the the musical score. Not mind blowingly good, but the music rather fit in with the atmosphere (which was well done) I found. All in all, I would like to see n-space have another go with Geist to see if they and refine and flesh out the possesion mechanic to make something truely great with it. As it stands, they had too much ambition and fell short. Its a fun romp in you can get the game for 4 to 7 dollars but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

Kururin Squash!

If you have played the previous entries in the series (Kuru Kuru Kururin and Kururin Paradise) your getting more of the same, just with prettier graphics. However, this time round they also add in a few different types of abilities, such as the abilitiy to dive under water, or create torandoes. These abilities are stage specific with the entire stage being designed to utilized said ability. There are 5 new abilities in all.

Additionally there are now bosses present at the end of each world. These bosses are fought in an arena type area and you must utilize the ability showcased in the world to defeat them. The game also features multiplayer, but I haven't had a chance to play that.

There are some short comings though. The game is significantly easier then the previous two entries, but I believe this is simply because the gamecube control offers much more precise movements the the gameboy ever could. As well, the game is rather short, it can be beaten in only a few sittings (I think I beat it in two). However, because the controls are so precise its really easy to want to go back to collect all the coins, or try and beat your times, extending the life of this game.

If you have a way to play japanese gamecube games I would definatly recommend this title.

Monsters (probably) stole my princess!

First and foremost, though this a PSP mini, it can be played on a PS3 as well. Though you can expect it to look like ass if you do. Granted, that is how I play it.

I'll be frank, if you are looking for a good story mode, or just don't like revisiting games once complete, then this game is not for you. This game is all about the high scores. In fact the story mode can be beaten in less then an hour. But the game offers various challenge modes and in game trophies for completing various other aspects.

Gameplay revolves around simple platforming mechanics. Jump up the stage as fast as you can and avoid landing on the same platform twice to build up your combo. You have to hit the enemy monster 3 times before they reach the top of the stage to win. Do it as fast as possible and with the highest combo you can.

If your into high scores I'd suggest this game. If not, don't spend the money. I personally haven't played nearly enough because I don't have a PSP and high scores are not what I usually want from sit infront of a tv experience.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by emwearz Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:52 am

First 50 Games for 2010 (Click for names)
New Super Mario Bros. - DS
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero - XBLA
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing - 360
Fable II - 360
Fabie II: Knothole Island - 360
Fabie II: See the future - 360
Final Fight - XBLA
Sonic 4 - XBLA
Portal: Still Alive - XBLA
Gears of War 2 - 360
Metroid - NES
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - DS
Metro 2033 - 360

The story was the strongest part of this shooter, I felt everything else was pretty weak and the engine itself felt clunky, I have heard the PC version plays better, but I can tell you for sure the 360 version felt average from start to finish. Worth playing only for the story.

I have not been able to play games much lately but hopefully I can finish off some games i have been playing at get to the 70 line for 2010.

Total: 63
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