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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by alienjesus Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:23 pm

I've still got 2 reviews of games beaten to write up sometime, but for now, end of year stats!

Total games beaten: 77 - Pretty standard amount for me, although more short games than usual means I think this wasn't my best year for beating games

Physical games beaten: 48
Digital games beaten: 29

More digital representation than usual, most of which was on 3DS

Console games beaten: 36
Handheld games beaten: 35
PC games beaten: 6

A pretty even balance between handheld and home consoles - that means I've played more home console games than normal though, as I usually lean more to handheld.

Games beaten by generation:
3rd gen (NES/SMS): 5
4th gen (SNES/MD/PCE): 11
5th gen (N64/Saturn/PS1/VB): 5
6th gen (GC/DC/PS2/Xbox): 7
7th gen (Wii/PS3/360): 4
8th gen (Wii U/PS4): 1

Not much modern representation. A lot of my console gaming was quite old-school - I find it hard to have the time to play longer console games

early 8 bit (GB/GG): 5
late 8 bit (GBC/NGPC): 1
6th gen (GBA): 1
7th gen (DS/PSP): 1
8th gen (3DS/Vita): 27

This number comes for a few reasons - I've beaten most of my old handheld games already for one! The 8th gen number is inflated by all the 3DS eShop games I played this year on the train to work.

Breakdown by console:
Wii U: 0
Wii U eShop: 1
Wii: 0
GC: 5
N64: 1
NES: 4
VB: 1
3DS: 2
3DS eShop: 16
DS: 1
GBA: 1
GBC: 0
GB: 5
Pokemon Mini: 0
PS4: 0
PS3: 1
PSN PS3: 2
PS2: 1
PS1: 1
Vita: 5
PSN Vita: 4
PSP: 0
DC: 2
Saturn: 2
32X: 1
MD: 1
SMS: 1
GG: 0
360: 1
XBox: 1
PCE/TG16: 7
3DO: 0
PC: 6

The full list:
1. Ys Book II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter PSN Vita
2. 3D Streets of Rage 2 3DS eShop
3. 3D Gunstar Heroes 3DS eShop
4. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 3DS eShop
5. 3D OutRun 3DS eShop
6. Mugen Senshi Valis II: The Fantasm Soldier PCE CD
7. Mugen Senshi Valis III: The Fantasm Soldier PCE CD
8. Bomberman PCE CD
9. Rocket Knight Adventures Mega Drive
10. Trax Game Boy
11. Panic Bomber Virtual Boy
12. Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!!!! Vita
13. Super Monkey Ball Gamecube
14. Lost Kingdoms Gamecube
15. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Gamecube
16. 1080° Avalanche Gamecube
17. Bubble Ghost Game Boy
18. Catrap Game Boy
19. 3D Thunder Blade 3DS eShop
20. 3D AfterBurner II 3DS eShop
21. 3D Fantasy Zone II W: The Tears of Opa-Opa 3DS eShop
22. Ikaruga Gamecube
23. Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal Vita
24. New Adventure Island PCE
25. WarioWare Twisted! GBA
26. Dragon Warrior NES
27. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 3DS eShop
28. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors DS
29. Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy
30. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PS1
31. Puyo Puyo CD PCE CD
32. Retro City Rampage DX 3DS eShop
33. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 3DS eShop
34. Super Puyo Puyo Tsuu Remix SFC
35. Super Aleste SNES
36. Sega Rally Championship Saturn
37. Knuckles' Chaotix 32X
38. Mystic Quest Game Boy
39. Nano Assault EX 3DS eShop
40. BOXBOY! 3DS eShop
41. Gunman Clive 3DS eShop
42. Persona 4 Golden Vita
43. IA/VT Colorful Vita
44. Persona 4: Dancing All Night Vita
45. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards N64
46. Quartet Master System
47. Die Hard Arcade Saturn
48. Metal Slug: 1st Mission NGPC
49. Child of Eden PS3
50. Rayman 2: The Great Escape Dreamcast
51. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X PSN Vita
52. Um Jammer Lammy PSN PS3
53. Space Channel 5: Part 2 PSN PS3
54. 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros. 3DS eShop
55. Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu To Hikari No Tsurugi Famicom
56. Castlevania NES
57. Halo 3 XBox 360
58. Grabbed By The Ghoulies XBox
59. Genpei Touma Den: Kan No Ni PC Engine
60. Mugen Senshi Valis: The Legend of a Fantasm Soldier PC Engine CD
61. Shenmue Dreamcast
62. Kuri Kuri Mix PS2
63. Pokémon Link: Battle! 3DS eShop
64. Klonoa: Door to Phantomile PS1 Classics (Vita)
65. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice 3DS eShop
66. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal PC
67. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay PC
68. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan PC
69. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood PC
70. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God PC
71. Pokémon Sun 3DS
72. The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse SNES
73. Power Blade NES
74. Undertale PC
75. Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? PSN Vita
76. Freedom Planet Wii U eShop
77. Rhythm Paradise Megamix 3DS
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by elricorico Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:18 pm

1. SSX 3 (oXbox)
2. Mario Kart DS (NDS)
3. Fairune (Android)
4. Streets of Rage (Gen)
5. Amplitude (PS2)
6. Kirby's Dream Land (GB)
7. Crash Team Racing (PS)
8. Enchanted Arms (Xbox360)
9. Spyro the Dragon (PS)
10. Limbo (Android)
11. Konami Krazy Racers (GBA)
12. Beatles Rockband (PS3)
13. Soul Calibur (DC)
14. RockBand 3 (PS3)

15. Shadow Over Mystara (WiiU)

I had a friend spend a few days over and we spent a good amount of time playing co-op games together. This one we ended up beating as we could credit feed as much as was necessary.

One of my fondest memories with the same friend was the time we completed Golden Axe together in the arcade as kids. This game could be described as a direct descendant of that one, with the same basic mechanics making up the bulk of the gameplay. Added are some light RPG mechanics of leveling up and a basic implementation of magic that one would find in the Dungeons & Dragons pen and paper games.

I liked much about this game, as I did its prequel, but I did find some frustrations with this one (at least during this playthrough). I played the dwarf, and he stopped leveling up after reaching 12. My friend played the Cleric and he continued to gain levels almost every time we passed an area. Not sure if it was a bug or if I was doing something wrong. Also there seem to be at least a couple of attacks in the game that are unavoidable and instant kills. I could of course just press continue while playing on the WiiU, but it seems almost inexcusable for an arcade game.

Those irritations aside, I did have a good time playing and it was a worthwhile couch co-op experience. This is a game with significant room for improving at - in one playthrough you may go from button mashing to understanding some basic strategies, but I could see repeated play leading to far more skill in effectively making your way through the games branching paths.

And that is all I beat in 2016. I've flirted with the ending of a couple more games and hope to finish them soon.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:54 pm

TSTR wrote:Yep, it's over now. I know I sure as hell didn't, but who all cleared the 100 club this year? 50 club? Would like to see a list made. If you did hit these milestones, I applaud your dedication.

I hit 132 this year. I guess I'll do some breakdown by system, but I'm not going to bother with genre.

Neo Geo MVS - 1

TurboGrafx-16 - 1

Master System - 1
Genesis - 1

NES - 2
SNES - 2
Gamecube - 3
Wii - 9
Wii U - 12
GBC - 1
3DS - 17

PlayStation - 1
PlayStation 2 - 2
PlayStation 3 - 4
PlayStation 4 - 34
PSP - 4
Vita - 11

Xbox - 2
Xbox 360 - 4
Xbox One - 5

PC - 15

I was shooting for 100; I think I surpassed that a bit. :lol:
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by pierrot Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:04 pm

My 2016 in Review: Video Game Edition

Total List (72 games):
Bold indicates, 'games of the year,'
"+" indicates, 'would recommend,'
"-" indicates, 'would not recommend,'
1: Rakugaki Ninja (Mac)
+2: Doukutsu Monogatari (Cave Story) (Mac)
+3: Dimahoo (ARC)
+4: Rez (DC)
-5: L.O.L.: Lack of Love (DC)
6: Rockman 7: Shukumei no Taiketsu! (SFC)
7: Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san (SFC)
-8: Super Metroid (SFC)
+9: Dragon Force (Saturn)
10: Rocket Knight Adventures (GEN)
+11: Quackshot: Starring Donald Duck (GEN)
-12: Mario Story (Paper Mario) (N64)
13: Rockman & Forte (SFC)
14: Sparkster (GEN)
-15: Lumino City (Steam)
-16: Braid (Mac)
17: Kirby: Air Ride (GCN)
-18: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (GCN)
19: Starfox Assault (GCN)
20: Terra Phantastica (Saturn)
21: Pikmin (GCN)
-22: Doubutsu Banchou (Cubivore) (GCN)
23: Eternal Darkness: Manekareta 13-nin (GCN)
+24: Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu (MD)
25: Densetsu no Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (Saturn)
-26: Cibele (Mac)
27: Linda Cube - Kanzenban (Saturn)
+28: Sonic the Hedgehog (MD-JP)
+29: Pulseman (MD)
+30: Surging Aura (MD)
31: Pu-Li-Ru-La (Saturn)
32: Purikula Daisakusen (Saturn)
33: Daytona USA (Saturn)
-34: MegaMan ZX (DS)
+35: Red Arimer II (Gargoyle's Quest II) (FC)
-36: Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu (FC)
37: Hi no Tori - Hou-ou Hen: Gaou no Bouken (FC)
38: DuckTales (NES)
-39: Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (NES)
+40: Groove on Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 (Saturn)
41: Omakase! Savers (Saturn)
42: Hamelin no Violin-hiki (SFC)
-43: Dark Half (SFC)
-44: Alcahest (SFC)
-45: Super Mario World: SMB 4 (SFC)
46: MIckey's Magical Adventure (SFC)
47: Dragon Quest III (SFC)
48: The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie (GEN)
-49: Gyakuten Saiban 3 (DS)
50: Dynamite Deka 2 (DC)
51: Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II (FC)
52: Biohazard 2 (DC)
53: Biohazard 3: Last Escape (DC)
+54: Biohazard Code: Veronica - Kanzenban (DC)
+55: Lunar: The Silver Star (SCD)
+56: Escape Goat (GOG)
57: Magicool (PCE-CD)
58: Hotline Miami (GOG)
59: Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Wasurebana no Shou (DC)
+60: Dennou Senki Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram (DC)
61: Mr. Driller (DC)
+62: Zombie Revenge (DC)
63: Fighting Vipers 2 (DC)
+64: Frame Gride (DC)
65: Space Channel 5 (DC)
66: Space Channel 5 - Part 2 (DC)
67: Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge (DC)
+68: Street Fighter III: New Generation (DC)
+69: Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact (DC)
70: Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (DC)
-71: Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits (DS)
72: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Saturn)



72 games is a new personal best for games finished in a single year. Although, four of those were games I had beaten before, which I don't prefer doing. Three of those four were the UGA Dreamcast games, which ultimately reaffirmed the studio's brilliance in my mind; So that's acceptable.

I also finished 15 games that I had played a significant amount of in the past, but never beat, which is something I'm really happy about. It's nice to be able to pull games back out from clutches of backlog purgatory. That leaves 53, new to me, games I finished this year.

I would have liked to get in some more Sega CD and PC Engine games, but them's the breaks.

Now I think I'll hand out a few awards.

-Punching Above Their Weight-Classes (games that are much better than their reputation):
Rockman & Forte; Sparkster (GEN); Kirby: Air Ride; Starfox Assault; Groove on Fight; Dynamite Deka 2; Berserk; Zombie Revenge.

-The Disappoint-ies (games not as good as I thought they should be, or was lead to believe they should be):
L.O.L. - Lack of Love; Super Metroid; Mario Story (AKA Paper Mario); Lumino City; Braid; Doubutsu Banchou (AKA Cubivore); Ducktales; Chip 'n Dale; Dark Half; Alcahest; Tactics Ogre.
Special Mention: Super Mario World, for continuing to support my opinion of it. At least I can turn it into a frisbee, now that it's beaten.

-Most ridiculous premise, that still works: Linda Cube; Dynamite Deka 2.

-Most egregious stereotyping: Gyakuten Saiban 3; Ogre Battle.

-Best Voice Acting: Tactics Ogre; Space Channel 5 - Part 2; Berserk.

-"Best" Voice Acting: Zombie Revenge; Biohazard 2.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:43 pm

The Disappoint-ies
Super Metroid

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:45 pm

Xeogred wrote:
The Disappoint-ies
Super Metroid


Also his condemnation of Paper Mario.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:46 pm

There's actually several things on that list that make me think he must be playing on some sort of super PAL version where everything is slowed down to 10 FPS.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:30 am

Ooh, those charts look much better than mine. Nice work!

Yeah, being disappointed in Super Metroid and Super Mario World might be pretty unpopular. Still, considering how highly those games have been built up, one could be disappointed yet still find them fantastic games.

(For the record, I really like Super Metroid, but think Super Mario World is weaker than SMB3.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:34 am

I didn't even notice the Super Mario World in there! My eyes instantly saw Super Metroid and the self destruct sequence initiated.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:38 am

I am going to back up the lukewarm Super Mario World love. Beat it last year and found it to be alright. This is, of course coming from the perspective of playing and beating every single Mario game (New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS excluded) before that. I understand a person coming into a lot of the super nintendo games late in life after experiencing a lot of similarly-style modern games and coming away with a moderate reaction.
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