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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:14 pm

Whoa. That's impressive. I have yet to beat the NA version of the game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by laurenhiya21 Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:20 pm

1/10: Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP (Steam)
1/10: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball: Bat & Switch (3DS DL)
1/11: Time Fcuk (Steam)
1/11: Coil (Steam)
1/17: Portal 2 (Steam)
1/31: Tales of Xillia (PS3) (re-beat 3/31)
2/12: Tokyo Jungle (PSN)
2/22: LoZ: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (3DS DL)
4/25: Stanley Parable (Steam)
4/28: BattleBlock Theatre (Steam)
5/3: Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon (Wii)
5/9: Excite Truck (Wii)
5/14: Elebits (Wii)
5/26: Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 (DS)
6/9: Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (PSN)
6/11: Tappingo (3DS DL)
6/15: Galaga Legions DX (PSN)
6/22: Eversion (Steam)
6/25: Hatoful Boyfriend (GOG)
6/30: Silent Hill (PS1)
7/1: SteamWorld Dig (Steam)
7/12: Cook, Serve, Delicious! (Steam)
7/13: Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni - Ch.1 Onikakushi (Steam)
7/14: Retro/Grade (Steam)
8/12: Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (PS4)
8/15: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Steam)

Total: 26 games

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
It's fairly repetitive, short, bit buggy, and the graphics aren't really that great but I really enjoyed this hack n slash. It just makes slashing super satisfying while not really taking it self seriously with the bit silly story & characters. There's also a lot more depth to the combat than I thought there would be, as the four playable ladies combat styles are very different from each other and there's a lot of different moves you can do.

Honestly I'm really glad paying full price despite the short length because of how much fun I had with this :)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
I have a little bit of a love-hate relationship with this game... On one hand, it's gorgeous to look at, it's story is simple but still manages to be a bit of a tear jerker, and I like how the developers did something different with the controls. On the other hand, the controls tended to really cramp up my hands at times.

You control the older brother with the left stick, the younger brother with the right, and their actions with the left and right triggers respectively. This is fine for me until you have to hold both triggers and control both brothers at the same time, which really hurts my wrists. I nearly stopped playing because of this, but then something a little more interesting happened so I put up with it until the end.

I haven't heard a lot of complaints about that, so it could be just me, but it really did hurt my opinion of the game unfortunately.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Erik_Twice Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:37 pm

I really can't remember what other games I've beaten this year and searching this thread is impossible but I have a new addition to the list: Theme Hospital!

1) Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (SNES, 1996)
2) Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword (GBA, 2003)
3) F-Zero (SNES, 1990)
4) Magical Drop II (Arcade, 1996)
5) Theme Hospital (PC, 1997)

Theme Hospital is simple yet challenging. I really did not expect it to be very good, I expected it to be yet another economic snowball game and I was very surprised to see it isn't.

The hospital must constantly change in shape to accomodate ever-increasing numbers of patients and failure to do so leads to either epidemics or death spiral of ever-reducing income as fewer and fewer of the incoming patients can actually be treated. It's a very well-made game, it only has two or three aspects (Layout, Research, Staff) to it but every one of them is inherently hard to judge so it's very fun. And the satire of for-profit healthcare never gets old :lol:

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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Markies Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:52 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Whoa. That's impressive. I have yet to beat the NA version of the game.


While I was playing it, I came to the realization that Final Fantasy IV(JPN) and Final Fantasy II(NA) are almost too separate games.

The way they simplified the item system, curved the difficulty/grind and made enemies so much easier. In IV, you need to be close to Level 80 to beat Zeromus. In II, you could do it in your 40s or 50s.

It's so much easier and I really enjoyed the experience once again. The game is basically 'Cecil and his Mages' as you are using Magic all game long. But, for a simple game that is great for beginners, it's not bad. Should have spent a bit longer in the translation department, but that brought out some of its charm.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Damm64 Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:17 am

1- Heavenly Sword (Ps3)
2- Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3)
3- Sonic Generations (Ps3)
4- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
5- Legend of Zelda: Link between worlds (3DS)
6- Castlevania: Mirror of Fate (3DS)
7- Pokemón Crystal (GBC)
8- Pokemón Fire Red (GBA)
9- Pokémon Y (3DS)*
10- Duke Nukem Forever (PS3)
11- New Super Mario Bros (DS)
12- Dishonored (PS3)
13- Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
14- House of the dead overkill (Ps3)
15- The Evil Within (PS3)
16- Portal 2 (PS3)
17- Ratchet & Clank (PS3)
18- Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (PS3)
19- Adventure Time: Hey Ice king why did you steal our garbage? (3DS)
20- Ratchet & Clank: Up your Arsenal (PS3)

I been playing each game for the last week in sitting of 5 hours at least... this games are cool. Each title improves from the other, by the third game they give you new control choices, a new reticle and automatic strafing for third person shooting, the first person is already avaible from the start and the "normal" classic press R2/L2 to strafe (i played this way since it felt more natural to me). The new improves also includes more "level ups" for your weapons (they get stronger the more you use them) they have 5 levels and in NG+ you get the MEGA version of the weapons.

I really like how they reward you for playing the early game, if you played the firts they give you the classic skin to play and a 10% discount on some weapons, if you played the second game you get free weapons (you had to buy those weapons on the second for them to be free) so its great to use my favorite weapons on each game.

The only issue i could consider is that all games suffer from bullet sponge enemies at the late part of the game, so you end up using two or three super power weapons with limited ammo since the rest of your arsenal barely does any damage. Besides that and just a few camera issues i like these games, it a fresh change from the current games where they stop every two minutes to tell you that you can jump with X and they wont allow to continue until you jump.

I need to get a component cable for the PS2 to play the rest of the games on the HDTV now.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Luke Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:20 am

MrPopo wrote:I know you've got Jedi Academy lined up in the future; that game skips the opening gunplay parts and has you start off with your lightsaber. I consider it the better game than Outcast because of the gameplay focus shown. I'll be interested to see how you feel about the changes (and which saber upgrade you go with).



Jedi Academy (PC) is one of my favorite Star Wars themed games and I'm also looking forward to reading thoughts on it. Like Outcast, you start off fairly weak but turn into a super-Jedi that can leap across tall buildings and wipe out dozens of stormtroopers with one force lightning blast. So fun.


Beat LOTR Two Towers (GC) last night, and it holds up very well. It should have been obvious from the first time I played it, but it reminds me a lot of the original Gauntlet in that you're a warrior against countless waves of enemies.

The transition from film footage to game isn't as well done as it currently has been, but it's still neat to feel like you're "playing" the movie. And since Two Towers is my favorite of the LOTR trilogy, seeing clips from the film adds some extra fun to the game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:13 pm

1. Cut the Rope (3DS)
2. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
3. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX)
4. Jewel Link Chronicles: Mountains of Madness (NDS)
5. Super Mario 3D World (WIIU)
6. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
7. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS)
8. Gunman Clive (3DS)
9. Child of Light (WIIU)
10. Gunman Clive 2 (3DS)
11. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (WIIU)
12. Shifting World (3DS)
13. VVVVVV (3DS)
14. Mega Man 9 (PS3)
15. Mighty Switch Force 2 (WIIU)
16. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PS3)
17. Castle Crashers (PS3)
18. Pushmo (3DS)
19. Steamworld Dig (3DS)
20. The Unfinished Swan (PS3)
21. Blaster Master (NES)
22. Samurai Shodown II (NEOGEO/PS2)
23. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2600)
24. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
25. Shining Force II (GEN)
26. Rayman Legends (WIIU)
27. Gorf (ARCADE)
28. Fairune (3DS)
29. Mighty Gunvolt (3DS)
30. Ikachan (3DS)
31. Block Boy! (3DS)
32. Legend of the Dark Witch (3DS)
33. R-Type Delta (PS1)
34. Half-Life (PS2)
35. Soul of Darkness (3DS)
36. Cubit the Hardcore Platforming Robot (3DS)

Cubit the Hardcore Platforming Robot is a fun, straightforward, auto-scrolling platform game for the Nintendo 3DS similar to Bit.Trip Runner. In it, the titular Cubit runs forward at a break-neck pace, and you determine when he jumps. (Seriously, this is the only thing you control.) All of the buttons cause Cubit to jump, but like Arthur before him, Cubit can double jump if you press the button while Cubit is in the air. Moreover, holding the button causes Cubit to jump continuously (and, more importantly, immediately) upon touching the ground. Despite its incredibly simple controls - and incredibly short length - the game, true to its title, is immensely challenging. (In theory, you could beat it in 5 minutes, but it often took me the better part of an hour to get through each of the game's six levels.) While death send you back to the beginning of the stage, the play sessions are typically so short that the game is never frustrating. Moreover, Cubit begins running immediately, and the game is immensely addictive in a "just one more try" sort of way. Finally, the game features clean, simple graphics, and a thumping, appropriately-intense sound track.

In sum - and while the game is by no means as good, polished, or lengthy as Gaijinworks' Bit.Trip Runner games - it is still a compelling experience, and it offers plenty of value for its (at the time I bought it) $1.99 price tag. (A "hardcore" mode with limited lives is unlocked after you beat the first level; the game features branching paths similar to Darius Twin and Out Run; there are multiple challenges for truly dedicated players; and you can unlock multiple playable characters). Accoridngly, I recommend it to anyone seeking a fast-paced, fun platforming challenge.

EDIT: I just looked up the developer, Coder Child, and one of its other games, Zombie Incident, looks great. The title probably put me off, but now that I know it was developed for the MSX...in 2011(!)...I will have to pick it up (for the whopping price of $1.99).
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:28 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Soul of Darkness

I ended up buying that back when I got my DSi. It's a pretty fun little game. You can feel just a touch of the cell phone lineage (framerate isn't great), but overall, it's a surprisingly competent action game. It's definitely got a lot of the Castlevania vibe. Gameloft mainly doesn't have a great reputation because they like to rip off popular games with their own versions that usually aren't as good, but a ton of their stuff is at least decent.

Another example is their smartphone game, Eternal Legacy, which is a reasonable facsimile of modern Final Fantasy games. Too bad I can't get my tablet to play nice with it, and my iPhone is so old that it just doesn't run it well.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Damm64 Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:04 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:EDIT: I just looked up the developer, Coder Child, and one of its other games, Zombie Incident, looks great. The title probably put me off, but now that I know it was developed for the MSX...in 2011(!)...I will have to pick it up (for the whopping price of $1.99).


From all the things that title could sugest i didnt expect a anime girl wearing a bikini made out of leafs from a non-japanese developer.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:44 pm

Zombie Incident is the last eShop game I purchased. What I've played so far is pretty fun.

I buy digital games now..... what has happened.
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