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Games Beaten 2016

Spirits of Xanadu - PC
Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 1 - PC
Operation C - Game Boy
That Dragon, Cancer - PC
Contra - NES
Super C - NES
Contra III - The Alien Wars - SNES
Tekken - PS1
The King of Fighters '99 - PS1
Street Fighter Alpha - PS1
Call of Duty: Black Ops III - PS4
Three Fourths Home - PC
Firewatch - PS4
Street Fighter V - PS4
Far Cry: Primal - PS4
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax - PS3
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND - Xbox One
Android Assault Cactus - PS4
Table Top Racing - Vita
The Room - iOS
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle - PS3
The Room 2 - iOS
Broforce - PS4
Toybox Turbos - PC
Peggle 2 - PS4
R-Type (R-Type Dimensions) - 360
The Room 3 - iOS
Rampage - SMS
Doom (2016) - PS4
Dungeon Siege III - - 360
Uncharted 4 - A Thief's End - PS4
NES Remix - Wii U
Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 - 3DS
Outrun 3D - 3DS
Box Boy - 3DS
Splatoon - - Wii U
Nano Assault Neo X - PS4
Mamorukun Curse! - PS3
Hyperburner - iOS
The Beginner's Guide - PC
Halo 5: Guardians - Xbox One
POP: Methodology Experiment 1 - PC
Amplitude - - PS4
Slave of God - PC
Power Drift 3D - 3DS
Bio-Hazard Battle - Genesis
Thunder Force II - Genesis
Thunder Force III - Genesis
Lightening Force - Genesis
DiRT: Showdown - PC
Battleborn - PC
140 - PC
Last Duel - Arcade (PSP)
Alien on the Run - 3DS
Undead Bowling - 3DS
Chain Blaster - 3DS
Runny Egg - 3DS
Bound - PS4
Parasite Eve - PS1
Destiny - PS4
Destiny: The Dark Below - PS4
Destiny: The House of Wolves - PS4
Destiny: The Taken King - PS4
Otomedius Excellent - 360
Crimsonland - PC
Planet of the Eyes - PC
Destiny: Rise of Iron - PS4
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut - PC
Eve Valkyrie: Gunjack - PSVR
Elegy for a Dead World - PC
The Typing of the Dead: Overkill - PC
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - PSVR
Actual Sunlight - Vita
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Jackal Assault VR - PSVR
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered - Vita
Thumper - PSVR
Burrito Bison: Launcha Libre - iOS
Trackmania Turbo (VR Campaign) - PSVR
Gears of War 4 - Xbox One
Caladrius Blaze - PS4
Dariusburst Chronicles - PC
Assault Suit Leynos - PS4
Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet - PS4
There's Poop in My Soup - PC
Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island - - Xbox One
Titanfall 2 - PC
Battlefield 4 - PC
Super Mario Run - iOS
Nihilumbra - Vita
Murasaki Baby - Vita
Bullet Hell Monday - iOS
Tetris (Rev A and Rev B) - Game Boy
Optimus Prime - Terror Of The Monstercons - Game Boy
Bust A Move Pocket - NGPC *new*
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist - PC *new*
Superhot - PC *new*
Nidhogg - PC *new*
Octodad: Dadliest Catch - PC *new*

Total: 100

Previously: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

I finished off 2016 by beating five games in one day :lol:. I beat my first ever game for the Neo Geo Pocket Color - Bust A Move Pocket - by playing all 99 levels of it through a chunk of the day on Friday and finishing around 12:30am Saturday. It is a charming little version of the game, even if the repetitive music was a little grating by the end.

Dr. Langeskov is the first game from Stanley Parable co-creator's William Pugh's Crows Crows Crows studio. It features some of the same kind of humor that made Stanley Parable so memorable, even if it is quite a bit shorter. It should only take anyone interested about 30 minutes to play through, and it is free on Steam.

Superhot is really something special. The time-moves-when-you-move idea is implemented quite well, and at its best moments it was as intense/twitchy and enjoyable as one of the Hotline Miami games (it similarly often feels more like a puzzle game than a shooter). I don't know that I was too enamored with the "story" grafted over top of everything, but that's not the reason to give this a look. It is a fantastic proof-of-concept game that I would love to see as the basis for a more full fledged title in the near future.

Nidhogg was way better that I expected it to be, and the campaign mode really delivers on the promise of making you feel like you are engaged in epic silver screen sword-fights. The game is well animated, visually striking, and has a rockin' soundtrack to boot. I feel bad that I let this languish in my library as long as I did.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch was equal parts frustrating and funny. There are some great ideas here (e.g. the arcade games that you play at one point, the opening "tutorial" stage, the underwater sections) but also some other ideas that highlight the problems with taking the control scheme in certain directions (like having to climb things). The script is fairly well done for the most part (typical "video game humor" abounds), and it was a decent enough way to wrap up 2016 before settling in to watch the ball drop.

This year is by a healthy margin the most "modern-centric" list I've compiled before the end of the year, with a scant 17 games that were played on a retro system making the list. That's ok, though, because I think I really branched out a bit this year in terms of genre; almost 20% of the list are games that I couldn't neatly characterize into a particular genre, and even some of the ones that are relegated to a genre in the stats below aren't necessarily neat fits. I am surprised by the absence of some systems (this is the second year in a row with no DC or SAT games, and there was nothing here on an Atari platform), but glad to see more love for Nintendo consoles that I typically show (16% is actually pretty good for me). Next year I'd like to see more RPGs, and if I stick to my resolutions, there will be a fair amount more retro titles here too.

Some Stats:

Total Games: 100

Modern: 83 across 10 systems (PC: 26, PS4: 20, 3DS: 8, iOS: 7, PSVR: 5, Vita: 5, X1: 4, PS3: 3, 360: 3, Wii U: 2)
Retro: 17 across 8 systems (PS1: 4, Genesis: 4, GB: 3, NES: 2, SNES: 1, Arcade: 1, SMS: 1, NGPC: 1)

Genre Breakdown:
Other: 19
FPS: 16
Shmup: 13
Platformer: 10
Racing: 8
Fighting: 7
Run-n-Gun: 6
Puzzle: 6
RPG: 3
Third Person Shooter: 3
Twin Stick Shooter: 3
Rail Shooters: 2
Rhythm: 2
Click 'N Point: 2

Best game I've finished that was released this year: Can't decide! Doom, Uncharted 4, Titanfall 2, Abzu, Bound, and Thumper all make the shortlist...
Best retro game I finished for the first time: Parasite Eve

Total since I started keeping track (2010): 635
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

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mmm delicious stats n graphs
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

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Here's my set of numbers:

Games beaten this year: 91
Games beaten last year: 112

Games beaten by platform:

32X 1
3DS 6
DC 1
GC 4
Genesis 1
N64 4
Nintendo DS 1
PC 47
PS1 1
PS4 7
Wii U 2
Xbox 360 1
Xbox One 2
3DS 1

Once again you see that I have a heavy PC focus (which makes sense, given the PC is the place I have the most games by far). There's two interesting things here compared to last year. First is that there isn't a major secondary platform like I had with the NES last year. The second is that I was playing across 33% more platforms than last year.

Games beaten by genre:

Action 8
FPS 12
Platformer 12
Puzzle 1
RPG 27
RTS 10
Shmup 1
Simulation 1
Sports 1
Strategy 9
Survival 9

Last year I was pretty balanced between FPS, Platformers, and RPGs. This year I not only finished more RPGs but I finished a lot less of the other two. Additionally I got several more Strategy titles in there compared to last year, as well as a few more RTS's. Since I skewed towards longer games I'm not surprised I wasn't able to make the 100 club this year, though I came close.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

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Sarge, did you make up those graphs yourself?
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I just used a Pivot Chart in Excel. I always forget how to do 'em up, so I had to do some quick Googling to get things right. I didn't spend a ton of time cleaning it up and making it super-pretty, though. I thought it worked better than just listing my stuff, though, and it ended up a bit faster in the long run, too. :)
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Disappoint-ies
Super Metroid

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