Post your list of systems and i'll add it to a table to keep track in the first post. Screenshots are not required, but they are welcome. Place screenshots in spoiler tags please. Try and complete a game you haven't completed before. Try and work out some simple trades to play something new. It doesn't matter when you started playing the game. It only matters that you complete it this year.
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I hope to get a lot further this year than I did last year. I only made like 5/12 last year. with the rpg line up coming this year as well as the stellar year current gen is looking to have it maybe hard, may have to find some small games for some of these. some will be done off original hardware probably..for instance ps1 will likely be a ps1 classic psn title, 360 a BC title on x1, etc.
- psycho pass - the last of us - - - Tokyo xanadu -
I decided to sign up for Gamefly. I might reget it, but I wanted to try it for the convenience factor because they have a month for $13/mo going on right now. I that will definitely help me along.
I'm going to make this a bit more challenging and pic the potential selections in advance. I'm also going to restrict the list to games that are already out and I have never finished before. This won't be everything I'll play, but I am going to definitely try to play all of these.
Super Mario Galaxy (coming in) Twilight Princess HD (need to get) Super Mario Odyssey (have digitally) New Super Mario Bros. (need to get) Majora's Mask (coming in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Parasite Eve, Dino Crisis, Dino Crisis 2, Suikoden, MediEvil Breath of Fire IV, Final Fantasy VII, or Grandia (have most digitally) Siren (have digitally) Heavy Rain, Shadow of the Colossus, Siren: Blood Curse, or Red Dead Redemption, or South Park: The Stick of Truth (have digitally or on PS Now) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (have digitally) PSVR The Brookhaven Experiment or Until Dawn: Rush of Blood ? Uncharted: Golden Abyss Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (need to get) Lost Odyssey (need to get) Ori and the Blind Forest (have digitally)
I need some help natrowing down to one PS1 game. Any recommendations? I didn't own a PS1 growing up, so there's just so much i missed out on. I would also love a good PSP recommendation. It just has to be available digitally on Vita.
> I'm going to make this a bit more challenging and pic the potential selections in
> advance. I'm also going to restrict the list to games that are already out and I
> have never finished before.
> Final Fantasy VII,
> I need some help natrowing down to one PS1 game. Any recommendations? I didn't own
> a PS1 growing up, so there's just so much i missed out on. I would also love a good
> PSP recommendation. It just has to be available digitally on Vita.
this (though im sure that's of little surprise coming from me lol) if you have the ps4 version you can speed up the playthrough a lot with that feature that speeds up the battles.
for psp, of course i'll recommend crisis core, although its best played after ff7, despite being a prequel. just a lot more meaning that way.
my recommended order would actually be FF7, Crisis Core, Advent Children, this gives advent more weight, especially in one particular moment, then dirge of Cerberus if you really wanted to, though its not great.
NES - Game Boy - Genesis - SNES - Playstation - Game Boy Color - N64 - Dreamcast - Playstation 2 - GBA - GameCube - Xbox - DS - Xbox 360 - Wii - Mega Man 9 3DS - Wii U - Playstation 4 -
I beat Mega Man 9 last night. I've had it on my Wii for a couple of years but didn't actually play it until yesterday. Overall I had a really good time with it. The stages and boss weapons were some of the best in the franchise. The graphics popped, the music was catchy, and the game handled just like it's NES counterparts. Highly recommended. My new total is 1/18.
Finished Bomberman Land Touch 2 yesterday. I don't know why but I absolutely love this game and the first one. Fun (but occasionally frustrating) pick up and play mini games with an addictive RPG-like progression system.
> MM9 was superb. One of the best in the NES-style series, much better than 10 which
> I still can't make myself beat.
Being in a Mega Man kick, I ran through MM10 last night. You are correct, 9 had better robot masters/weapons, a much catchier soundtrack, and the difficulty was more consistent. I read about people complaining about MM9's challenge being excessive, but I found it to be right in line with the NES games. 10, on the other hand, had some real "throw your controller" moments involving pixel perfect jumps and annoying stage hazards. I also found the graphics in 9 to be more appealing overall.
I'm playing Super Mario Odyssey right now. I'm trying to decide whether I should play Majora's Mask 3D or Uncharted: Lost Legacy next. What do you guys think? I think Majora's Mask may be a little more realistic since it's on a handheld, but I LOVED UC4: it's one of my favorite games of all time. I already have both.
NES - Game Boy - Genesis - SNES - Playstation - Game Boy Color - N64 - Dreamcast - Playstation 2 - GBA - GameCube - Xbox - DS - Xbox 360 - Wii - Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10 3DS - Metroid: Samus Returns Wii U - Playstation 4 -
Just wrapped up Metroid: Samus Returns. For some reason it seems like a lot of Metroid fans are ranking this somewhere in the middle of their "series best of" lists. I thought it was an outstanding game. The addition of melee attacks forced me to stay more engaged when I was backtracking to find missile upgrades and the like. Like @razeak mentioned, the biggest issue was the 3DS itself, as my hands cramped up more than I'd like to admit. Well, that puts me up to 2/18 for my 2018 completion number. Next up: Gotta knock out Dragon Quest VIII!
NES - Game Boy - Mega Man V Genesis - SNES - Playstation - Game Boy Color - N64 - Dreamcast - Playstation 2 - Dragon Quest VIII GBA - GameCube - Xbox - DS - Xbox 360 - Wii - Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10 3DS - Metroid: Samus Returns Wii U - Playstation 4 -
I gotta start by saying that Dragon Quest VIII has to be one of the most solid traditional J-RPGs I've ever played. There's nothing groundbreaking from a gameplay or story standpoint, but everything is just fine-tuned to an airtight degree. It took me 80+ hours to beat, which clocks in as the longest RPG I've ever played. Long story short, if anyone wanted to experience a J-RPG in it's purest and most well executed form, DQ8 has to be on the short list.
I also beat Mega Man V, which was another solid Mega Man game. I didn't have much interest in the other Game Boy releases due to their use of assets from the NES games, but MMV was created from the ground up with an original story and bosses. The gameplay was rock solid, the story was semi-original, and I thought that the stage designs were pretty well done. In terms of negatives, it was pretty easy for a Mega Man game, the music wasn't particularly memorable, and some of the boss weapons were really crappy. I enjoyed it more than the recently completed Mega Man 10, but it's nowhere near the level of 2,3, or 9.
Finished Limbo last night after beating Inside over the Christmas break. Both phenomenal games; Limbo was shorter but had more challenging puzzles. Both really impressive in their atmosphere and "show don't tell" storytelling. Highly recommended.
PC Engine - NES - SNES - N64 - Gamecube - Wii - Wii U - New Super Mario Bros U Genesis - Streets of Rage Sega CD - 32x - Saturn - Dreamcast - PS1 - PS2 - PS3 - PS4 - Xbox - Xbox 360 - Lollipop Chainsaw GBA - DS - 3DS - PSP - Vita - PC - The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition
Beat my first of likely a few Switch games this year -- Ittle Dew 2+. Definitely takes more than a little inspiration from Zelda LTTP and it was a bit short (11.5 hours for me), but I had fun nonetheless. Definitely challenging in parts, and I'd argue some of the later puzzles are harder than the Zelda series at times. Completionists could probably squeeze another couple hours out of it -- I was missing a couple items at the end and may go back to beat the bonus dungeons sometime.
Had some free time yesterday and didn't want to start a long game (waiting for Shadow of the Colossus tomorrow) so I fired up What Remains of Edith Finch. Absolutely stellar experience (although very short, maybe 2-3 hours max). I don't want to spoil anything but I heard it described as "narrative Warioware" -- a perfect description. A ton of different gameplay "styles" amongst the short stories that keep you entertained. Phenomenal story also, although I felt they could have tied things up a bit better at the end. Highly recommended.
PC Engine - Neutopia NES - SNES - N64 - Gamecube - Wii - Wii U - New Super Mario Bros U Genesis - Streets of Rage Sega CD - 32x - Saturn - Dreamcast - PS1 - PS2 - PS3 - PS4 - Xbox - Xbox 360 - Lollipop Chainsaw GBA - DS - 3DS - PSP - Vita - PC - The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition
I'm in the doctor's office right now. They've run all kind soft tests so far. At least I know it's not a tumor or aneurysm. I box but have only been hit hard a few times over the years. I think it's stress myself.
Finished the Shadow of the Colossus remake yesterday; I forgot how brilliant that game is, and the graphics add so much more to the experience. The strategies for each colossus game back to be surprisingly quickly and I was able to beat it quickly (5-6 hours). Thinking of restarting it on hard and possibly going for the platinum. It's that good.
NES Classic - SNES - N64 - GameCube - Wii - WiiU - Switch - Ittle Dew 2+ (2/2) PS1 - PS2 - PS3 - PS4 - Limbo (1/20), What Remains of Edith Finch (2/4), Shadow of the Colossus (2/10) GameBoy - GameBoy Advance - GameBoy Color - DS - Bomberman Land Touch 2 (1/6) 3DS - PSP - PSVita -
Day 22 of the headaches. About an 8 on the scale. I only get relief if I lay flat on a flat solid surface or hold ice to the left rear side of my neck. The relief is almost instant but as soon as I sit up or move the ice it comes back. Weird. At least the MRI was good. My chiropractor adjusted my neck and it made a huge difference for a few hours. Hopefully he gets it.
In the meantime, I bought My Life as a Dark Lord from WiiWare. It is really fun and so far the battles are down to the wire. I like the battles don't t take very long either so it has some quick game value.
I'm digging Contra Rebirth also and as expected it is really difficult.
I'm about 2/3 of the way through the Banner Saga 2 and I haven't picked up Nier Automata in too long. I need to get back to it as it is very good.
- - Mega Man V - - Ganbare Goemon 2 - - - - - Dragon Quest VIII - - - - - - Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10 - Metroid: Samus Returns - -
Completed Ganbare Goemon 2 for the , which I'm counting as a game for the purposes of this challenge. I really like the Goemon series (Mystical Ninja in the US) and this game fit right along with all of the others that I've played. Maybe it's because of the fact that I couldn't read any of the text, but I feel like I enjoyed the original Legend of the Mystical Ninja a little better than this one. Nevertheless, it was still a fun game and worth importing, in my opinion. I want to get my hands on the fourth game of the Ganbare Goemon series, which also appeared on the . Well, my new total is 5/16. Moving onto the next one!
I heard of a hidden gem called Tornado Outbreak a while ago and managed to find a cheap copy for Wii last weekend. Beat it tonight. The story is nonsensical and the gameplay can get repetitive, but it's oh so satisfying as your tornado becomes bigger and you destroy everything in the level. Surprisingly challenging at times; I could go back and try to collect everything in every level but I know it would be an exercise in frustration because I barely beat the levels as-is. Still, pretty fun and worth picking up if you can find a cheap copy (it's on PS3 also).
NES Classic - SNES - N64 - GameCube - Wii - Tornado Outbreak (2/15) WiiU - Switch - Ittle Dew 2+ (2/2) PS1 - PS2 - PS3 - PS4 - Limbo (1/20), What Remains of Edith Finch (2/4), Shadow of the Colossus (2/10) GameBoy - GameBoy Advance - GameBoy Color - DS - Bomberman Land Touch 2 (1/6) 3DS - PSP - PSVita -
PC Engine - Neutopia NES - SNES - N64 - Gamecube - Wii - Wii U - New Super Mario Bros U Genesis - Streets of Rage Sega CD - 32x - Saturn - Dreamcast - PS1 - PS2 - Mana Khemia 2 PS3 - PS4 - Xbox - Xbox 360 - Lollipop Chainsaw GBA - DS - 3DS - PSP - Vita - PC - The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition
I mean, I guess I beat it. I got to the credits. It's painfully apparent that the game wants me to play the other route and there is probably some kind of true final boss. I'm counting it though, because really I do not want to play this for 90+ hours.
- - Mega Man V - - Ganbare Goemon 2 ( , technically) - - - - - Dragon Quest VIII - - - - - - Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10 - Metroid: Samus Returns - - Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (+ Alf's Escape DLC)
Completed Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty this morning. Although I've beaten Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus back in the day, I didn't spend nearly as much time with it's prequel. Having said that, the New 'n' Tasty remake is most assuredly the definitive way to play Abe's first outing. Nothing was really changed in the gameplay department, resulting in the difficulty remaining more or less the same as on PS1. Autosaving makes repeating the same rooms over and over again much less tedious, though. The graphics were outstanding; I still can't get over how cool some of the environments looked. All told, I had a lot of fun with the main campaign and Alf's Escape was a nice cherry on top. My new total is 6/18.
@razeak I accidentally put 16 as my console total in my last post, it's actually 18. Like @Gypsy just mentioned, I hope your health condition is on the upswing.