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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by BogusMeatFactory Sat May 13, 2017 7:46 pm

1. Captain Toad (WiiU)
2. Lost: Via Domus (PS3)

3. Modnation Racers (PS3)
4. Tron: Evolution (PS3)
5. Dead Rising (PC)
6. Fire Emblem Heroes (Android)

7. Yoshi’s Wooly World (Wii U)
8. Stanley Parable (PC)

9. Lone Wolf: Flight From the Dark (Android)
10. Lone Wolf: Fire on the Water (Android)
11. Lone Wolf: The Caverns of Kalte (Android)

12. Lone Wolf: The Chasm of Doom (Android)
13. Lone Wolf: Shadow on the Sand (Android)
14. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

15. LoneWolf: Kingdoms of Terror(Android)
16. Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties (PC)

17. King’s Quest IV (PC)
18. Shovel Knight (PC)

19. The 7th Guest (PC)
20. 1, 2, Switch! (Switch)

21. The Longet Journey (PC)
22. Plague Knight (Switch)
23. Steamworld Dig (Wii U)

24. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (PC)
25. Dragon Quest 8 (3DS)


Dreamfall: The Longest Journey - Dreamfall is a continuation of the Longest Journey, which follows a new character Zoe Castillo as she must find and save April Ryan and learn the mystery behind her missing ex-boyfriend who is an investigative journalist trying to uncover an evil plot of a corporation. The gameplay features a mixture of standard adventure game puzzle solving and melee combat. While a lot of people may have been upset with the combat addition, it was a minor flaw as it is insanely easy to overcome enemies with a simple combo. Combat itself is few and far between however in the masterfully crafted story.

You switch between three different characters in the game. Zoe Castillo, who moves between Stark and Arcadia, April Ryan, who is stuck in Arcadia fighting a war against an invading force known as the Azadi, a magic fearing culture of religious zealots that use technology to quell the masses as they round up races into ghettos for eventual execution. The third person you play as Kian Alvane, an Azadi Apostle, who is a warrior vessel for the religious leaders. He is tasked to go to Marcuria (the city that they have invaded) and find and convert (kill) a rallying force from the resistance, The Scorpion.

I can not spoil much, but the interactions between these three characters is splendid and there is a whole bevy of supporting cast members that are memorable and enjoyable. The world is dark and the story is even darker. I can not recommend it enough, it really is something spectacular! And to think that this story does come to a close with Dreamfall Chapters!

Dragon Quest 8 - Man! What an adventure! Dragon Quest 8 is the classic JRPG from the Playstation 2, completely converted with new content and story elements for the 3DS. The only new stuff that I know of is that there are two new party members, of which I honestly didn't use, because I wanted to focus on the main cast.

The story is about a king and his daughter being turned into a monster and horse respectively. They gather some companions to seek out the evil wizard who is responsible for their new forms. Along the way, you experience a wonderfully episodic feeling adventure with colorful characters designed by Akira Toriyama himself.

The gameplay features a turn-based RPG style that surprisingly didn't feel dated or stale. Thankfully, the 3DS version threw out the random battles and allowed you to seek out or avoid monsters at will on the map. Also, they allowed you to speed up the animations in combat to help further you along at a more brisk pace.

My only gripe with the game is that there are some filler moments that really burned me out. Near the end my interest started to fade as I just slogged through. It took a bit of coercing, but I was able to finish it and enjoy the closure to the title, but there were points where I was just hoping it would pick up the pace just a bit. I want to stress that I didn't think the game was bad, just the pacing was a bit off near the end.

I loved it though and am proud to say that I finished a great JRPG classic!
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Sat May 13, 2017 8:04 pm

1. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (PC)
2. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter* (PC)
3. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (PC)
4. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (PC)
5. Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (PC)
6. Deadcore (PC)
7. Yakuza 4 (PS3)
8. Hyper Light Drifter (PC)
9. Doom 2: Valiant (PC)
10. Resident Evil 7 (PS4)
10. Doom 2: Ancient Aliens (PC)
11. Doom 2: Vanguard (PC)
12. Doom 2: Doom 2 The Way id Did (PC)
13. Doom 2: Community Chest Pack 4 (PC)
14. Doom: Doom The Way id Did (PC)
15. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (PC)
16. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 (PC)
17. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WiiU)
18. Dishonored 2 (PC)
19. Kirby's Dream Land (GB)
20. Kirby's Dream Land 2 (GB)
21. Super Mario Land (GB)
22. Super Mario Land 2 (GB)
23. Mighty Final Fight (NES)
24. Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES)
25. Trip World (GB)
26. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Genesis)
27. Aladdin (Genesis)
28. Streets of Rage (SMS)
29. Bare Knuckle (Genesis)
30. Bare Knuckle 2* (Genesis)
31. Bare Knuckle 3* (Genesis)
32. Marchen Adventure Cotton 100% (SNES)
33. Earthworm Jim* (Sega CD)
34. Ghouls'n Ghosts (Genesis)
35. Contra (NES)
36. Super C (NES)
37. Final Fight 2* (SNES)

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Well I failed to beat Final Fight CD several times this week. Thought I'd mop up Final Fight 2 again. I continue to be amazed by its averageness. It basically feels like a lazy Capcom B-effort with Final Fight and Street Fighter leftover assets. It's alright for some mindless fun.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Sat May 13, 2017 8:18 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:This one just doesn't rank that high for me.

I agree. I didn't get far in the original Pikmin. The game design was boring and felt like endless busy work. I did appreciate the tiny world aesthetic and general graphical design though.
pierrot wrote:Also, you can't tell me that you actually enjoyed the highway chase scene.

It's been four years, and I don't remember the highway chase scene. I remember viciously beating thugs up left and right, enjoying a plot that was worth caring about, and occasionally doing a bit of shopping in the downtown district. Graphics were just fine for me. The game almost always takes place at night, so a bit of dark/muddiness is to be expected.
Xeogred wrote:Operation C looks cool. How about Hard Corps Uprising and Contra Rebirth?

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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Sat May 13, 2017 11:36 pm

ExedExes wrote:Image
I'll tell you the easiest form. It's the blue/orange colored one, where it gets "legs" and moves back and forth across the screen. If you stay on either the left or the right edge of the screen, it won't be able to kill you. Just jump and shoot!

For me, I lock my eyes on that form and get it about 90% of the time on that one.

I've played this game for years and can beat Normal very comfortably and Hard when I get decent runs through to the end, not losing many lives and surviving stage 5. But watching the Cinemassacre playthrough showed me an easy way to defeat the boss.

I'm also enjoying all the Contra talk!

Yeah, that's a good one to aim for. However, the grey and red one right next to it scares the crap out of me, so I don't go for it. Seriously, I need to learn to dodge that in the rare case I get it. I really should start aiming for the spiky one that gives all the powerups, because to one side, you've got the one you mentioned, and on the other, it's the "surround you with junk" one. That's easy if you've got a bomb or a decent weapon.

Also, the brain lets you do the same thing, just go to the edge of the screen and blast away. You don't get in as many shots, though. I love the rock one, as mentioned before, just because of that programming quirk. Seriously, that should kill you! I actually discovered that watching Mike Matei's video that was posted earlier in one of these threads. So awesome. (The blue bubbles still suck, though.)

I still don't like it as much as the NES entries, but I can certainly appreciate the game. It's just that slide towards more bosses makes it less fun for me, and while the stage bits are fun on Normal, they're just not very fun on Hard. Still, I've got that Stage 6 run down pat. I may eventually go for a three-life only run, I figure the only real barrier with that will be the missile boss, which still gets me a few times. But I should have plenty of lives by that point, too. :D

I'm so looking forward to taking down Contra: Hard Corps. I think I'll have beaten all the good ones, anyway, except for Shattered Soldier. I don't know if I'll ever really go at that one seriously. It's the whole "wall content behind your hit rate" thing that I don't like.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Xeogred Sat May 13, 2017 11:43 pm

From what I've played of 3 so far, yeah it's a pretty different flavor honestly and I'd say I like the NES games more too. Contra 3 seems like a gauntlet of minibosses from start to finish. lol
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Sat May 13, 2017 11:54 pm

That's exactly what it is, and Hard Corps doubles down on that even further. You've also got Alien Soldier from Treasure, and it shows in that game, too, with it being practically just a boss rush. Spectacular looking and playing game, though.

You have to admit, though, those setpieces are wild. Seriously, there's just so much ridiculous stuff in the game. Also, I've mentioned it before, but Neo Contra, despite not being a sidescroller, is really good, and the guys over at My Life in Gaming covered it this week (along with the awesome Blaster Master: Blasting Again and Gunstar Super Heroes).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9LCBKPUwzw
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dunpeal2064 Sun May 14, 2017 1:13 am

Sarge wrote:That's exactly what it is, and Hard Corps doubles down on that even further. You've also got Alien Soldier from Treasure, and it shows in that game, too, with it being practically just a boss rush. Spectacular looking and playing game, though.


Phew, 3 of the greatest action games ever made in one post. I got hot just reading this.

The NES Contras are still fun, but Contra 3, Hard Corp, and Alien Soldier are S-Tier run 'n gunnin. Bigger explosions, better AI, more bosses (Never thought I'd see a dislike for more bosses!), better setpieces. For me they not only take their original content, but the entire genre, and crank it up in a way that hasn't been matched yet.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Segata Sun May 14, 2017 1:40 am

Forgotton Worlds on PSP.
PSP is the worst system to play this on to me. I don't have the money nor the room to have a nice mame arcade so PSP will have to do.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by dunpeal2064 Sun May 14, 2017 1:43 am

Segata wrote:Forgotton Worlds on PSP.
PSP is the worst system to play this on to me. I don't have the money nor the room to have a nice mame arcade so PSP will have to do.


The 16-bit ports are pretty solid! If you want the arcade version though, the ps2 port should suit you well, since it lets you use the analog sticks for authentic spinner action
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Segata Sun May 14, 2017 1:57 am

Yeah I should some day. Be nice next to my version 2 on Xbox.
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