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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:00 pm

First 25
1. Ultimate NES Remix (3DS)
2. Space Invaders Infinity Gene (iOS)
3. World of Goo (iOS)
4. A Dark Room (iOS)
5. Shovel Knight (WII U)
6. The Room (iOS)
7. Mega Man 10 (PS3)
8. The Room Two (iOS)
9. Braid (PS3)
10. Kung Fu Fight! (WII U)
11. Kung Fu Rabbit (WII U)
12. Escape Goat (360)
13. Canabalt (iOS)
14. Leo's Fortune (iOS)
15. King's Field: The Ancient City (PS2)
16. Grim Fandango Remastered (iOS)
17. Dust: An Elysian Tale (360)
18. Shantae (GBC)
19. 3D Space Harrier (3DS)
20. 3D After Burner II (3DS)
21. 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (3DS)
22. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (GB)
23. Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut (WII U)
24. Final Fantasy Adventure (GB)
25. Furdemption (iOS)

26. Virtua Fighter Remix (SATURN)
27. Manos The Hands of Fate (iOS)
28. Virtua Fighter 2 (PS3)
29. Fighting Vipers (PS3)
30. Ikari Warriors (PS3)
31. Virtua Cop (SATURN)
32. Virtua Cop 2 (SATURN)
33. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Director's Cut (iOS)
34. Virtua Racing (PS2)
35. Daytona USA (DC)
36. Sega Rally Championship (SATURN)
37. RayForce (iOS)
38. Hundreds (iOS)
39. Don't Look Back (iOS)
40. Finding Teddy (iOS)
41. Shantae & The Pirate's Curse (WII U)
42. Dragon Warrior II (GBC)
43. Guardian Heroes (360)
44. Ninja Smasher! (3DS)
45. BoxBoxBoy! (3DS)
46. 2 Fast 4 Gnomz (3DS)
47. Aeternoblade (3DS)

Aeternoblade is a solid exploration-oriented action platformer with a fun time-travel mechanic. I really enjoyed it, but it has a host of issues that make it difficult to recommend. (I have written about it in other threads, and many of its negative reviews make valid points.) I purchased it for $5, and I put nearly 31(!) hours into it to achieve 100% completion. (Going for 100% completion is the way to play this game, BTW. You miss all of the interesting sections and the most ambitious parts of the game's story if you just run through it.) Also, the game can be very challenging at times, and it absolutely refuses to hold your hand once you get past the first stage. I appreciate that, and I appreciate the nuances of the game's character enhancement and puzzle design. That said, not everyone will, and I understand why some people really dislike this game.

In sum, Aeternoblade suited me, but it might not (and, in fact, it probably won't) suit you. If any of you decide to play through it, however, I will be interested in discussing it with you.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by laurenhiya21 Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:16 pm

1/16: Diablo III (PC)
1/19: Picross E (3DS DL)
1/23: Baroque (Wii)
2/5: LocoRoco (PSP)
3/31: Picross e2 (3DS DL)
4/7: Stardew Valley (Steam)
4/8: Voices From the Sea (Steam)
4/10: X-Note (Steam)
4/11: To the Moon (Steam)
4/19: Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PS3)
4/19: Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match (PS3)
6/19: Steins;Gate (PS3)
7/11: Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U)
7/13: Muramasa Rebirth (Vita)
7/13: Strider 2 (PS1 Classics)
7/16: Planetarian ~The Reverie of a Little Planet~ (Steam)
7/16: Narcissu (Steam)
7/26: Crimzon Clover: World Ignition (GOG)
7/28: LocoRoco 2 (PSP)
7/30: Criminal Girls: Invite Only (Vita)
8/1: Pokemon Art Academy (3DS)
8/5: Gal*Gun: Double Peace (PS4)
8/8: Before the Echo (Steam)
8/9: Ironclad (PC DL)
8/9: Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
8/14: Super Paper Mario (Wii)
8/15: Metal Slug (Steam)
8/17: Metal Slug 2 (Steam)
8/17: Metal Slug X (Steam)
8/18: Metal Slug 3 (Steam)
8/24: Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon (PS3)
8/25: The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (Steam)
8/28: Hatsune Miku Project Diva f (Vita)
8/31: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC)

Total: 34 games

Hatsune Miku Project Diva f
Last year, I beat the 2nd Project Diva f game. Now, I finally got a chance to play the first one too! I did originally want the English PS3 version, but it's gotten a little too pricey for my tastes, so I got a much cheaper Japanese Vita copy. Because of that, I didn't do any of the extra things (as my Japanese isn't so great), but that didn't affect my enjoyment of this game in the slightest.

It's pretty much the same game as Project Diva f 2nd (hit the flying buttons in time to the music), except it most of the songs are different. I say mostly because I swear one or two songs are in both versions, but I'm not sure. Anyway, it's still just fun as 2nd. I think I might actually like the song list a little better, but I'm not sure of that either haha. What I am sure of, however, is that it's just about as difficult as 2nd. Which means I had to play on Easy again :lol: Hopefully I'll get better at it in future play-throughs.

Fable: The Lost Chapters
Fable is an action-RPG that feels like it wants to be a very deep RPG with a lot of different complex things, but still ends up a bit simple.

For starters, there isn't a whole lot to the story. You play as a boy whose village is raided and burned by bandits. A big fancy school called "The Guild", takes you in and trains you in combat. Also turns out you're some sort of Chosen person, destained for great things. Whether that's good or evil is up to you. As you do the story quests to find your sister and avenge your family, you have the option to be good or evil. Whichever alignment you choose to be will affect how certain scenes play out, and what ending you get. Since I only went after the good ending, I'm not sure how different the two sides are, but the good side didn't end up being too interesting. Go find some things, kill the bad guy. There is a twist or two I guess, but they kind of come up completely out of nowhere that they felt a bit forced I guess. That could just be because I've played most of the game before, but I'm not sure.

As for the combat, melee and ranged are pretty simple. You can hit the things, or dodge from other things. As you get exp, you can make yourself be able to hit harder, get away from things faster, or take more damage, but none of the skills you can get really change how you will do melee or ranged attacks. Magic however, has quite a number of different, and mostly useful, spells. Maybe a bit too useful at times, as I only focused on a few spells I really liked, which made it really easy to defeat everything. Magic combined with ranged attacks really made most of the encounters easy, and it made it even easier to keep up my combat multiplier (which gives you more exp to make your skills even better). It did help to have really good armour and weapons for most of the game, but even without those things, combat is generally pretty easy. I doubt most people here will get much challenge out of it unless they do melee only or something.

And as for everything else... There's a bunch of different smaller things, but I don't think a lot of them add too much. There's a few different mini-games of sorts, such as chicken kicking, a card game (I think it's blackjack?) and fist fighting. You can marry someone which does... ??? I didn't marry anyone in this playthrough, since all I recall it doing is someone lives in your house and you can have sex with them. I don't remember that doing much else.

The other big side thing I can think of would be the buying & selling system. Stores will sell items for different prices, and one thing you can do is buy a bunch of an item from one store and sell it to another for a profit. The game will actually tell you if you would be making a profit or a loss which makes it easier. The system is pretty neat, but unfortunately it is easy to exploit it. If you buy all the store has of one item (assuming they have a large amount of that item and you have at least lv 3 in Guile), you can sell all of it right back to the same seller for a profit. Do that a few times, and you can easily get a lot of money.

Another thing is that the graphics are not too great. Partially it probably hasn't aged well, and partially the characters are just really ugly. Even when I first got the game shortly after release, I thought they were ugly. The environments do the job at least, but I wouldn't say they're particularly great either. I think the Anniversary Edition makes everything look better, but that's just based off of screenshots since I haven't played that version. Clipping happens pretty frequently as well, which was pretty annoying. The voice acting is also very cheesy, but I just found this hilarious.

So in the end, it's pretty simple. I did have fun though, but I think that's partially do to nostalgia, and exploiting the game was a little too much fun. I do think others would have fun with it, but just don't go expecting a particularly great story or deep combat system.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:50 pm

Games Beaten in 2016 So Far - 90

January (20 Games Beaten)
1. Shadow Warrior - Playstation 4 - January 1
2. The Order: 1886 - Playstation 4 - January 2
3. Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - Wii - January 3
4. NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits - WiiWare - January 4
5. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd - Vita - January 5
6. Shadow the Hedgehog - Gamecube - January 9
7. Fairy Bloom Freeia - Steam - January 10
8. Petit Novel Series: Harvest December - 3DS - January 13
9. Gas Guzzlers Extreme - Steam - January 14
10. Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Wii - January 16
11. Project Zero 2: Wii Edition - Wii - January 19
12. Killzone: Liberation - PSP - January 20
13. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor - Wii - January 20
14. Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii - January 24
15. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love - Wii - January 25
16. Corpse Party - PSP - January 25
17. Freedom Planet - Wii U - January 25
18. Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space - Vita - January 25
19. Silent Hill: Homecoming - Xbox 360 - January 26
20. Life is Strange - Playstation 4 - January 28


February (8 Games Beaten)
21. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows - PSP - February 2
22. Megadimension Neptunia VII - Playstation 4 - February 12
23. Dr. Discord's Conquest - NES - February 13
24. Corpse Party: Blood Drive - Vita - February 17
25. If My Heart Had Wings - Steam - February 18
26. Missing: An Interactive Thriller - Steam - February 18
27. Her Story - Steam - February 18
28. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - 3DS - February 26


March (8 Games Beaten)
29. Saints Row 2 - Steam - March 1
30. Saturday Morning RPG - Playstation 4 - March 3
31. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - 3DS - March 6
32. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Wii U - March 8
33. Pokken Tournament - Wii U - March 20
34. Moe Chronicle - Vita - March 22
35. Tom Clancey's The Division - Playstation 4 - March 23
36. Yoshi's New Island - 3DS - March 28


April (13 Games Beaten)
37. Alien Rage - Steam - April 1
38. Alien Breed: Impact - Steam - April 2
39. Alien Breed 2: Assault - Steam - April 3
40. Alien Breed 3: Descent - Steam - April 3
41. Bravely Second: Ballad of the Three Cavaliers - 3DS - April 6
42. Quantum Break - Xbox One - April 7
43. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - Wii U - April 8
44. Akai Katana - Xbox 360 - April 9
45. Otomedius Excellent - Xbox 360 - April 9
46. Chasing Dead - Wii U - April 10
47. Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation - 3DS - April 14
48. Ratchet and Clank - Playstation 4 - April 20
49. Starfox Zero - Wii U - April 23


May (6 Games Beaten)
50. Aero Fighters 2 - NeoGeo - May 8
51. Bravely Second: End Layer - 3DS - May 11
52. Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Vita - May 15
53. Doom - Playstation 4 - May 20
54. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Playstation 4 - May 22
55. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan - Playstation 4 - May 25


June (13 Games Beaten)
56. MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies - Vita - June 2
57. Republique - Playstation 4 - June 3
58. Splatterhouse - Playstation 3 - June 4
59. Spec Ops: The Line - Playstation 3 - June 5
60. 1943: Battle of Midway - NES - June 6
61. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst - Playstation 4 - June 12
62. Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem - SNES - June 13
63. Homefront: The Revolution - Playstation 4 - June 15
64. Gone Home - Playstation 4 - June 15
65. Double Dragon Neon - Playstation 3 - June 16
66. Vanquish - Playstation 3 - June 17
67. Epic Dumpster Bear - Wii U - June 20
68. B3: Game Expo for Bees - Wii U - June 21


July (7 Games Beaten)
69. Raiden V - Xbox One - July 16
70. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE - Wii U - July 16
71. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES - Playstation 2 - July 23
72. Lost Sea - Playstation 4 - July 24
73. Far Cry Primal - Playstation 4 - July 27
74. Black - Playstation 2 - July 28
75. Until Dawn - Playstation 4 - July 31


August (15 Games Beaten)
76. Divine Sealing - Mega Drive - August 1
77. Gal*Gun: Double Peace - Playstation 4 - August 2
78. Valkyria Chronicles II - PSP - August 5
79. Breach and Clear - Vita - August 10
80. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem - Gamecube - August 12
81. Metal Gear Solid - Playstation - August 15
82. Hello Kitty Kruisers - Wii U - August 16
83. Monster Monpiece - Vita - August 17
84. Army Men: Major Malfunction - Xbox - August 17
85. Layers of Fear - Steam - August 18
86. Kirby: Planet Robobot- 3DS - August 19
87. Disaster: Day of Crisis - Wii - August 20
88. Caladrius Blaze - PlayStation 4 - August 20
89. Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype - Vita - August 22
90. Saints Row IV - PS4 - August 30


90. Saints Row IV - PS4 - August 30

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Ahh, Saints Row IV. It was okay. I mean, it's a fun game, and a super wacky sandbox kill-em-up. The whole game is a giant parody of Mass Effect, and there are levels parodying Metal Gear Solid, Streets of Rage, and even Combat from the 2600. It felt to me, however, that it lacked the balance that Saints Row 3 had. Saints Row 2 was a funny game, but it left me feeling like it could have been funnier had they played up the wacky elements a little more. Saints Row IV left me feeling like they were trying just a little too hard to make it funny. Saints Row 3 hit that perfect balance IMO.

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The basic premise of the game is that after doing all your awesome shit in the third game, you decide to quit being just a gang leader and start killing terrorists and shit. That makes you so popular that you get elected president of the United States. Then aliens attack and destroy the planet. Almost all of the game takes place in a simulation the aliens created that mimics Steelport. That's my biggest gripe with the game - I hated the simulation angle. I think it would have been way better if I were playing as the POTUS running around Washington DC killing aliens and shit (and anyone else who got in my way).

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The gameplay itself is the same rock solid Saints Row combat that you've come to expect from the series, but my gripe with it from a gameplay standpoint is that they add super powers - they explain it as just altering your avatar's code in the simulation - and it just breaks the game. You can run faster than cars, completely defeating the purpose of customizing and driving a car. You can jump over almost every building and glide through the air, defeating the purpose of trying to steal aircraft. It's not that they weren't fun, but it felt like just way too much - again, like they were trying too hard to be wacky,

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One fantastic thing, however, is that they gave you a lot of options for character creations, as you've seen with my beautiful president (who, btw, was a fat man with a country girl's voice). That's cool, and it's always fun to beat people to death with a giant purple dildo, but it's basically three-quarters of what made the third game good but trying too hard to outdo that. Definitely play it if you're new to the series but like GTA-style games, and if you really like the characters (I love me some Pierce and Shaundi), play it, but if you're just a casual Saints Row player, skip it and stick with the third game.

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:33 pm

That just looks awful. Saints Row lost me when they tried too hard to be Crackdown.
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by marurun Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:04 pm

Saints Row IV is still a lot of fun. Yeah, it's very over-the-top, but the super powers are really fun to play with. Honestly, the best and worst thing is that vehicles are largely pointless when you have super speed and gliding.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:28 pm

I honestly thought there was only a single Saints Row game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by PartridgeSenpai Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:33 pm

marurun wrote:Saints Row IV is still a lot of fun. Yeah, it's very over-the-top, but the super powers are really fun to play with. Honestly, the best and worst thing is that vehicles are largely pointless when you have super speed and gliding.


The biggest problems that game has are in its setting and pacing. Literally having the EXACT same map of Steelport in what was supposed to be a new game was pretty freaking lame. They barely try to make it feel different with the couple of alien structures and your old, destroyed hang-outs. Some different city, whether it was some alien metropolis or even just DC, would've made that game a lot more interesting to someone who had already played the third game.

The pacing problem is the one EVERYONE mentions, and rightfully so. The super powers like super-speed and super-jump are given to you wayyyyy too early. It totally defeats the point of the game taking place in Steelport, let alone in what's clearly still the Saints Row III engine. The fact that the city itself wasn't catered around your having super powers really just drives home the fact how poor the pacing is since you're immediately given them. Just one of these problems probably could've been overlooked, but both of them together really sours the experience, and makes Saints Row IV, a game which I like quite a bit due to its writing, much harder to recommend than I'd like it :/

Seeing all of the screenshots is really making me wanna replay either III or IV though. Dang, those games are fun.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Fragems Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:48 pm

The Saint's Row 3 DLC with super powers was just the right length and really used them perfectly. They really shouldn't have tried to expand that concept into a full game though :P.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:03 am

The thing that bugs me the most - in addition to the shit pacing - is that they missed a HUGE opportunity by having you play as the POTUS. Who hasn't wanted to be the president and kill Congress? I'm sure the ACTUAL president has on multiple occasions.
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by MrPopo Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:42 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:The thing that bugs me the most - in addition to the shit pacing - is that they missed a HUGE opportunity by having you play as the POTUS. Who hasn't wanted to be the president and kill Congress? I'm sure the ACTUAL president has on multiple occasions.

Yield THIS Senator Payne.

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