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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Luke Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:50 am

noiseredux wrote:I tried and failed in october. I should try again soon. I'm too impatient with it though.

I think it's the only nes cart I still own from my childhood collection.

Do or do not, there is no try.

But I'll definitely give the fact the game can be very, very frustrating. I also wish you could kill Jason in the side-scrolling part of the game, and not only in a cabin.

I'd say probably 75-80% of my NES carts are from my childhood collection. I've never been one to trade or sell games.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:43 am

1. Okamiden (NDS)
2. Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (Wii)
3. Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection (Wii)
4. Cave Story 3D (3DS)
5. Theatrhytm Final Fantasy (3DS)
6. Rayman Origins (Wii)
7. Kim Possible: What's The Switch (PS2)
8. Super Street Fighter 4: 3d Edition (3DS)
9. Metal Slug Advance (GBA)
10. Caveman Ninja (ARC)

In typical four-year-old fashion, my daughter requested a story about a princess being kidnapped by dinosaurs; so, I made up a story for her regarding a caveman princess named Princess Ugg. She thought it was hilarous, but she did not quite grasp the concept of primitive man. Accordingly, I gave a brief history lesson by playing though the Data East Arcade Classics (Wii) version of Caveman Ninja...which, coincidentally, also features caveman princesses being kidnapped by dinosaurs!

I played through the game with only one player, which made some of the boss fights moderately challenging even though I was credit-feeding. I was still able to breeze through it in about 30 minutes, however, and my daughter now has at least a rudimentary - if more than a little fantastical - concept of primitive man. It was simple fun, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a short diversion.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by disorderlyvision Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:05 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
disorderlyvision wrote:Just finished Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

That is such an awesome game. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did (which is a lot).

Yeah, I loved the game. It was the first puzzle RPG I've played, and I found it very unique, and more importantly, addictingly fun. I stayed up wayyy too late a few nights because I couldn't put the damn game down. I beat Bane and completed the main story (and sieged all of the towns, completed all the sidequests up to that point), but it looks like there are a few new side quests that opened up, So I guess I'm not 100% done with the game. overall it was a f'n terrific game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by ExedExes Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:13 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
disorderlyvision wrote:Just finished Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

That is such an awesome game. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did (which is a lot).


(in short, yes -- Puzzle Quest is one of those games for me that was a total surprise on the depth and the successful blending of 2 genres, see also Deus Ex)
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Blu Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:14 pm

1. Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox 360) - 1/6/2013
2. Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2 (Gamecube) - 1/11/2013
3. Metal Gear Solid 2 (Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Xbox 360) - 1/20/2013
4. Metal Gear Solid 3 (Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Xbox 360) - 1/22/2013
5. Sega Bass Fishing (Xbox 360) - 1/22/2013
6. Sonic & All-Stars Racing TRANSFORMED (Xbox 360)- 1/26/2013
7. Yakuza (PS2) - 2/2/2013
8. Yakuza 2 (PS2) - 2/22/2013
9. Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox) - 2/23/2013
10. Panzer Dragoon (Xbox Port) - 2/23/2013
11. 1941: Counter Attack (Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed; PSP) 3/1/2013
12. Forgotten Worlds (Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed; PSP) 3/1/2013
13. Binary Domain (Xbox 360) - 3/17/2013
14. Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) - 3/21/2013
15. Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast) 3/21/2013
16. Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram - 3/22/2013
17. Ico (PS2) - 4/13/2013

Wow. Just wow. Ico was a game I received from a friend in High School for a secret santa gift exchange, and one that I never beat. In fact, I traded my original copy. So here I am, 12 years later, playing this wonderful game. Intuitive puzzles that leave you feeling rewarded, and a compelling story driven minimally by dialogue. This easily could be one of my top ten, if it wasn't so short. All that aside, this game was incredible and I recommend it to anyone who hasn't experienced it.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Stark Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:45 am

Games Beaten in 2012 = 32
1/21 To the Moon (PC)
2/28 Kentucky Route Zero: Act I (PC)
3/12 The King of the Wood (PC)
3/14 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC)
3/17 The Darkness 2 (PC)
3/20 Persona 4: The Golden (Vita)
3/27 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate (3DS)
4/2 Gravity Bone (PC)
4/6 Thirty Flights of Loving (PC)

Games Beaten = 9

4/14 Good Morning, Commander (PC)

This is a free, pretty basic, point and click adventure game. It's also pretty lonley and unsettling in it's atmosphere. It reminds me a ton of 2001 or Moon, just this stark, bleakness and silence. Took me a bit to get some of the puzzles and you have to beat it in one go as there is no saving. If you try and tackle this one, feel free to PM me if you're stuck. :P
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Ack Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:09 pm

1. Sniper Elite V2 (PS3)(TPS)
2. Teen Agent (PC)(Point and Click Adventure)
3. Alpha Protocol (PS3)(RPG)
4. Beneath A Steel Sky (PC)(Point and Click Adventure)
5. Imscared - A Pixelated Nightmare (PC)(Horror)
6. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (SNES)(RPG)
7. Celestial Mechanica (PC)(Platformer)
8. Gravity Bone (PC)(First Person Adventure)
9. Secret of Mana (SNES)(RPG)
10. Lure of the Temptress (PC)(Point and Click Adventure)
11. Mario's Early Years: Fun With Numbers (SNES)(Edutainment)
12. CoD of Duty (PC)(FPS)
13. The Bard's Tale (PS2)(RPG)
14. The Great Circus Mystery, Starring Mickey and Minnie (SNES)(Platformer)
15. Deus Ex (PC)(FPS)
16. The King of the Wood (PC)(FPS)
17. Shadows of the Damned (PS3)(Horror Adventure)
18. Chuck Rock (SNES)(Platformer)
19. Arcana (SNES)(RPG)
20. Jurassic Park (SNES)(Action-Adventure)
21. Brawl Brothers (SNES)(Beat 'Em Up)
22. Monopoly (SNES)(Boardgame)
23. Dr. Mario (SNES)(Puzzle)
24. Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday (SNES)(Platformer)
25. Breath of Fire (SNES)(RPG)
26. The Death and Return of Superman (SNES)(Beat 'Em Up)
27. Battle Blaze (SNES)(Fighting)
28. Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game (SNES)(Action-Adventure)
29. Mario's Early Years: Fun With Letters (SNES)(Edutainment)

And with that, I have played through two of the Mario's Early Years edutainment trilogy for the SNES. I prefer this one to Fun With Numbers, if only because it allows the player to move at their own pace at any time as opposed to having to wait for each segment to go through its various rounds before moving on to the next screen. Yes, it is a simple edutainment game, and no, it's not very interesting for us older folks. I admit that I nearly fell asleep several times while playing it. Did I learn anything? Well, yes actually. I learned that this sentence should never be included in an edutainment game: "Princess Toadstool has a large _______." My dirty mind came up with all kinds of answers before choosing the word "cup" to go there.

Oh, and the game continues using the same strange backgrounds and somewhat garbled speech, but it cut out a lot of the praising it did for the player that came in the Fun With Numbers game.

Now to track down Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun and see if the change of creative director had a major impact on the trilogy.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by TheSSNintendo Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:40 pm

Already posted it in the RPG thread, but I beat Final Fantasy V Advance on Friday.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Raiiban Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:15 pm

2013 Games Beaten
Yakuza 4 (PS3)
Hotline Miami (PC)
Disgaea 4 (PS3)
Quest of Ki (Famicom)
Flow Free (Android)
Ni no Kuni (PS3)
Bad Dudes (NES)
Magic Knight Rayearth (Saturn)
Sexy Parodius (Saturn)
Ys 1 Chronicles + (PC)
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Umihara Kawase (Super Famicom)
Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (PC)
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f (PS3)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
Atlantis no Nazo (Famicom)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (PS3)
4/14: Bioshock Infinite (PC)

Well, I was pretty let down overall by Bioshock Infinite. When I saw this trailer from 2011: I was amazed at what I saw, I wanted to play that game so bad. Instead there were only a few choice bits and pieces from that scattered through the game.

It's my own fault for putting any stock into it and thinking that what was presented for years would be the final product. It was and OK modern linear shooter that had a lot of bits of unfulfilled potential scattered about.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Xeogred Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:43 pm

- Bare Knuckle III (Genesis)
- Megaman 5 (PS2)*
- Final Fight 2 (SNES)
- Final Fight 3 (SNES)
- Bloody Roar (PSX)
- Bloody Roar 2 (PSX)
- Megaman 6 (PS2)*
- Nier (PS3)
- Final Fight Double Impact (Guy)
- Devil May Cry HD (PS3)
- Dead Space 3 (360)
- Devil May Cry 2 HD (PS3)
- Dead Space (360)*
- Dead Space 2 (360)
- Bioshock Infinite (360)
- Doom 3* BFG Edition + RoE + Lost Mission (360)

* = replay

Was fun running through Doom 3 again. The gameplay is a bit bare bones, it's easy to say Half-Life 2 in comparison has aged a lot better to me personally, combat wise. But damn, id certainly had some of the best texture artists around for Doom 3, especially with Lost Mission. The detailing of the levels seriously looked like Halo 4 at times or something, simple levels but the intricate details really made it a blast to go through.

Last I read, articles were saying Doom 4's production has restarted once or twice so far, a lot of id employees have left the company, and for awhile they were apparently going for something CoD on-rails influenced... yikes. Rage was decent but I'd put Doom 3 above it, I hope id can make a comeback with Doom 4. The storyline should be, Hell has invaded Earth, kill them. GO!
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