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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:27 pm

dsheinem wrote:so you beat, like, a game a day?

It does seem like that, doesn't it? Not that hard when you're playing NES games that take an hour or so to finish. :)

Plus, I'm counting initial runs, then the legit runs I'm pulling. So... it looks impressive on paper, anyway. All those Ninja Gaiden runs are padding those totals up a bit.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:41 pm

Meanwhile I keep rolling up 40+ hour RPGs. I'm glad this isn't a contest.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:43 pm

MrPopo wrote:Meanwhile I keep rolling up 40+ hour RPGs. I'm glad this isn't a contest.


Relax, Popo. We all consider you the consummate gamer.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:45 pm

Ack wrote:
MrPopo wrote:Meanwhile I keep rolling up 40+ hour RPGs. I'm glad this isn't a contest.


Relax, Popo. We all consider you the consummate gamer.

That's all I've got to show for my life.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:46 pm

MrPopo wrote:
Ack wrote:
MrPopo wrote:Meanwhile I keep rolling up 40+ hour RPGs. I'm glad this isn't a contest.


Relax, Popo. We all consider you the consummate gamer.

That's all I've got to show for my life.


Well, that and a Portal Gun. And don't you own Han Solo in Carbonite?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:46 pm

MrPopo wrote:Meanwhile I keep rolling up 40+ hour RPGs. I'm glad this isn't a contest.

You're doing what I was several years ago. I played a lot of RPGs. I think I'm still on my NES kick coming off of Xenoblade. I put nearly 100 hours into that game!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:52 pm

Ack wrote:Well, that and a Portal Gun. And don't you own Han Solo in Carbonite?

Both true statements.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:54 pm

MrPopo wrote:That's all I've got to show for my life.

What about the beard? The beard counts for something man.
Sarge wrote:I think I'm still on my NES kick coming off of Xenoblade. I put nearly 100 hours into that game!

That's me right now after Dragon Quest VIII. It was great but damn I'm trying to play some short games now. Uncharted: Golden Abyss is nearing double digit hour game length and I'm like come on SCE Bend wrap it wrap it up!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:23 pm

1. Painkiller - PC
2. Front Mission 4 - PS2
3. Wasteland 2 - PC
4. Arcanum - PC
5. X-COM Terror from the Deep - PC
6. Military Madness - TurboGrafx-16
7. Unreal - PC

I wrote most of my thoughts in the FPS thread. In short this game bridges the gap between the Doom/Quake style FPS and the Half-Life style FPS. Quake 2 was the first step in that direction with the levels that made sense one after another (like you're actually moving through an enemy base rather than the random levels of previous id games) but Unreal cranks up things with the wide open spaces and a lot more expository text to do world building. Unfortunately for it, Half-Life does everything better. The series transitioned nicely to the arena shooter with Unreal Tournament, however.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:50 pm

Games Beaten 2015

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - 3DS
A Bird Story - PC
Quake - PC
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - PS4
Quake: Scourge of Armagon - PC
Quake: Dissolution of Eternity - PC
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis - NDS
Painkiller - PC *new*
Gungrave: Overdose - PS2 *new*

Total: 9


Previously: 2014 | The First 400 Games

A couple of fun, shooty action games.

Painkiller is a surprisingly good-looking and fast moving FPS that wasn't really quite what I expected. The game is often pitched as a Doom/Quake like game and I was expecting something more "modern"/"realistic"" but I found it much closer to something like Serious Sam but in more gothic/European settings. A few of the levels were really inspired and interesting, some of them quite bland. I wish it gave you more guns (and more guns quickly), but the weapons that are there are all pretty well done (though the melee default is more trouble than it is worth, I felt). I could see playing at least some expansion to this in the future, and am glad to at least have it under my belt.

There are things I like about Gungrave: Overdose more than the original, but the first game has a much more compelling story...enough that it even prompted me to watch some of the show it is tied to. This one had some interesting additions to the gameplay and looked even better...though I found it to be a good deal tougher than the original (which I played like six years or so ago, so my memory may be hazy). Still, I'd put this series high in the running for "Best non-AAA exclusive action game series on the PS2".
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