Well, it's a new year so shall we get into completing some games 'round here? As always, the goal of this challenge is to beat games on as many systems as possible in one calendar year. Nothing new there.
What is however, is that in addition to monitoring the completion of specific systems, I'm going to keep up with the total number of individual games that everyone finishes. As you can see, everyone involved has their very own box which will serve to keep up both their systems and total games beaten. I've put mine in the format that I intend to use, but if everyone could just provide me with a list of their systems I can do the legwork of putting it together on this thread. Hopefully this will make it easier for everyone to keep up with their completions, as I realize not everyone is as anal as I am in monitoring their lists. Also, I've included everyone who was involved last year, but if you don't intend to participate, obviously let me know.
I'd like to give a shout-out to Razeak for coming up with the idea for this competition and I'm honored to carry the torch that he started. Well, that's about all I've got to say here, so let the gaming begin!
Key: - half of systems completed, - all systems completed, - 0 games completed, - 5 games completed, - 10 games completed, - 20 games completed (additional gold stars for every ten), - user Tad, image- girlie vidyagame player
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Double Dragon Neon - - Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows - - Blazing Chrome Unique Systems Covered:3/20 Total Games Beaten:3
- - - - - - - - OnRush, Grim Fandango Remastered, forma.8, Uncharted 4 Unique Systems Covered:1/8 Total Games Beaten:4
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers ( via emulation) - - Portal 2 - - One Night Stand, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, Cardpocalypse, Trover Saves the Universe (), Slay the Spire, Bravo Team, Burly Men at Sea - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Unique Systems Covered:4/6 Total Games Beaten:10
- - - Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace - - - - - - - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas, Hollow Knight, Owlboy, Super C, Operation C, Strikers 1945, Q-YO Blaster, Shadow of the Ninja, Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1945 III, Tengai, Bury Me-My Love Unique Systems Covered:2/10 Total Games Beaten:13
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, World of Warcraft Classic - Super Hot - Unique Systems Covered:2/3 Total Games Beaten:3
- - - - Unique Systems Covered:0/4 Total Games Beaten:0
- Portal, Portal 2, What Remains of Edith Finch - - - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Untitled Goose Game imageXL - - Unique Systems Covered:3/7 Total Games Beaten:5
- - - Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete image - Sunset Riders, King of Dragons, Captain Commando - - - - - - - Ni no Kuni, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Unique Systems Covered:3/11 Used To Own: Total Games Beaten:6
- - Warcraft 3 - - - Iron Snout, Jack 'n Jill DX, Gravity Duck - FullBlast, Iron Snout, Jack 'n Jill DX, Gravity Duck, Iro Hero, Metagal, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), Deep Space Rush - Unique Systems Covered:3/7 Total Games Beaten:12
I think I screwed up in Lunar SSSC yet again. I got all the bromides, every attack secret item. But I might have had to get the rememberizer before hading to the frontier. I thought it was after beating ghaleon. If that's the case, the game is going back on the shelf for the next 10 years and I'll have to start something else for my PS1 clear this year.
> Ah okay. Yeah I'd check the official guide for that crap. I remember getting bad
> info on Gamefaqs with Arc the Lad II but the official guide had it right.
it's not so much a bad guide, it's me making a mistake and missing that teeeny little part, lol. It's no biggie. I'll play it later again some time. I only have 20 hours on it so it's a short game. A couple years from now I'll play again and next time I blaze through it and not talk to any villagers lol.
I just beat Slay the Spire on PS4 for whitefire's new game club. Awesome game. I know it will be awhile, but long-term, I'll definitely be going for the platinum trophy. It's a great one to pick up and play for a bit here and there.
2nd the comments from @Bleed_DukeBlue - I'm playing Slay the Spire on X1 as well for @whitefire's club and enjoying it, nearly have it completed as well. I also am replaying Portal 2 for @Frank's club and love the humor in that title, glad he picked it, but also glad Slay the Spire was also selected, both are shorter and fun.
This post is a few days late, but I've had the "not Coronavirus but still pretty crapty" megabug that everybody else seems to be catching these days. I haven't had the energy to put words to the keyboard.
That depressing intro behind me, I beat Strikers 1945 on the Saturn as part of the Retro Talkshop Game of the Month.
As the name suggests, the game is a simulation of an alternate history where another conflict erupts after the conclusion to World War II. It requires extensive knowledge of post-war aircraft, and the subtleties of controlling a variety of fighter planes in equally varying war environments. The otherwise slow-paced game is pretty heavy with the tension of war, and the long gaps between battles give plenty of time for philosophical explorations of the horrors of war and our civilization's increasing fear of finding ourselves technologically unfit.
Nah, that's bullcrap. It's a vertical shmup.
I like me a good arcade shooter. I played many, many hours of Raiden on my PS1 back in the good ol' days. My biggest problem with the genre is that I have a really hard time differentiating between titles as I play. They all seem to distill down to "R2K holds down the fire button and scurries around fighting aliens, gigantic machines, and age-related reflex degeneration." Games with gimmicks - like Ikaruga's black-and-white shifting - are the exception, but adding another mechanic to an already chaotic environment doesn't make the experience any more approachable.
That preferential wet blanket aside, this was fun. The different airships at your disposable are legitimately different; not just sprite swaps. My tough first excursion into the game was made easier by swapping to the first plane and its handy homing missiles. The graphics are "platinum age of arcades" great with lots of amazing explosions and sound effects, and the guns are deliciously satisfying as they get powered up. I have no idea what was going on in terms of the plot, but I do applaud the developers for making the transition from "warplane fighting tanks and soldiers" at the start of each level to "warplane fighting apocalyptic nightmare monster ship" at the end, quite seamless.
- - - - - - Final Fantasy V - - - - Strikers 1945 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - miscellaneous - Sunset Riders (Arcade) Unique Systems Covered: 2/31 Total Games Beaten: 3
I'm continuing to slowly work through Lunar: The Silver Star, and I beat a few more races in Road Rash when I was still to sick to sit at my computer and start Portal 2. That'll probably be the next game on the tally when my body is ready.
All Pokemon games start to drag for me after about 20 hours or less. I haven't actually played many, though. I may have a second GBA done in a day or two. Currently playing through Metroid Fusion again. (Still a great game.)
>> I didn't play gen 3 on the GBA but I played the remake on 3DS and I really enjoyed
>> it so now I'm curious to know what the difference is
> Honestly, I'm sure they made it a lot easier. There was a lot of grinding required
> in the end, and the AI had annoyingly good luck when it came to applying status effects,
> getting critical hits, etc.
I do remember there being more grinding in that one than the others and the last cave before the final four was a pain. They probably did even out the AI. I've played gen 1-6 and the gen 3 remake was only the 2nd one so far that I kept playing after I became champion
Time to update a different system lol I'm my defense, I'm halfway through Fire Emblem Awakening for the 3DS, and I've completed like 70% of the songs in Musynx for Vita. Also, thanks to the motivation from this thread, I started Deponia on Steam. That will take me the whole year to complete, as I don't open Steam that much.
Atari 2600 - Atari 5200 - Nintendo Entertainment System - PC / Windows - Portal 2 - 2/7/20 Sega Master System - Sega Genesis - Game Boy - Super Nintendo - Virtual Boy - Game Boy Color - Nintendo 64 - Sega Dreamcast - PlayStation 2 - Game Boy Advance - Nintendo GameCube - Nintendo DS - PlayStation Portable - PlayStation 3 - Nintendo Wii - Microsoft Xbox 360 - Nintendo 3DS - PlayStation Vita - Nintendo Wii U - PlayStation 4 - Microsoft Xbox One -
Finished up another PS4/PSVR game! Bravo Team. It got really bad reviews and was maligned for awhile, but I waited to play it after it got some patches. It's a cover shooter without much free movement (you basically can only move from one cover position to another and stand or duck down), but I enjoyed it. It's basically like a modern, less colorful Time Crisis. The ability to lean from cover to shoot over, around, and through things (like car windows) is pretty cool with the aim controller.
If anyone wants to play some co-op, hit me up! (Bleed_DukeBlue on PSN just like my name here).
I'm calling Horizon 4 beat or completed; this is my criteria for completion: - Beat all 5 showcases, Halo one was darn cool - these are the crux of the 'story' but they don't take much effort to beat. - Beat all races for the 4 main race types, Street, Road, Off-Road and Cross Country - there are around a dozen each and most are 3 race series, so I've beat over 150 races, think I saw at least 175 on the 1 loading screen as I've done seasonal events as well. - Beat all 4 final 'big' events for those 4 race types - Hit level 10 on all of those race types as well - Hit level 150 (Gold), already pushing into the 160s - Beat over 75% of the 'Story' events, like the taxis, history of game cars, movie stunt driver, insurance, etc. I've got full 30 stars on all ones I've really focused on expect for the TopGear one, only have about half of that one done. I've just got the skills and drifting ones left - I'm not a big drift fan and simply haven't touched the skills one yet.
Another aspect, but not something I really consider a criteria for completing the game is I own all of the player homes that are semi-reasonable in price, thus I don't own either the 10 mil or 15 mil castles, but have the rest.
So besides those few side-story events and earning more stars in the speed zones, speed traps and danger signs, I really don't have much 'new' to find/do. I somehow have 2 barn finds left and maybe 25% of the hidden signs. I also purchased the DLC but haven't touched either of them which I clearly want to do. I'll keep playing the game, but I'm comfortable as marking it beat/completed.
Canon Legend of the New Gods reminds me of Warsong and Shining Force II only in the fact that your guys can die if you aren't super careful and approach slowly and top off HP all the time. Problem is this douchebag I have to protect is proceeding right in the open to get his ass kicked. Man games were def more annoying back in the day.
I'm not giving up, I just had to take a break for a few days.
ive hit a bit of a stall. i had started FE6 to be my GBA game but realized three houses wave 4 dlc comes out in a few days and didnt want to be in the middle of anything so ive just been piddling with stuff. my son has been playing through the mass effect series for the first time so i decided to fire those up on pc and just see what a remaster might be like and its great. cant believe EA hasnt already done that.
ME1-3 all look and run great on PC. Textures in ME1 are a bit dated but I honestly don't really notice it. Too busy sniping
And now I'm irrationally upset again that heat clips were introduced in ME2 onward. Nothing like not being able to use your weapon of choice. I think in 2020 I'll force myself to go through Andromeda, I keep forgetting it exists. Bittersweet.
Warcraft 3 (not reforged) finished it yesterday. So pissed that Blizzard fudgeed the original game also. As soon as I was done I removed it from my PC. Will load this up again when they fix the game and have a deal on reforged... Like a massive sale.
Not a new system, but I just finished What Remains of Edith Finch on PC.
Wow, what an experience. I played it all in one sitting, truly excellent storytelling. I recommend this game to anyone who wants a captivating narrative, especially told through a very interesting approach.
Alright. So, I did something pretty dumb to celebrate my birthday. I attempted to beat every Barbie game I own in one sitting. I own 15 Barbie games. Don't worry about why. It ended up taking me 2 sittings, but I did it, and I only regret it a little.
Of the 15 games, here are the 9 I hadn't beaten before by console: GB- Barbie Ocean Discovery GBC- Barbie Pet Rescue, Kelly Club GBA- Barbie in Princess & the Pauper, Barbie in 12 Dancing Princesses, Barbie in Magic of Pegasus PS1- Barbie Race & Ride, Barbie Explorer Wii- Barbie in The Three Muskateers
and for the sake of completeness here are the other 6: NES- Barbie GB- Barbie Game Girl, Barbie Fashion Pack Games GBC- Barbie Magic Genie Adventure GBA- Secret Agent Barbie SNES- Barbie Super Model (I actually beat the unreleased Game Gear prototype but no worries)
Agree with @GamersLyf - I like the % on the completions, and the overall #s. I know we're not 'technically' competing with one another, but if it's not too much of a PITA, could you maybe list the top 5 or 10 members and the count of completed games, @Antipop ? Like sharif has the most thanks to his Barbie obsession and Finn is 2nd with several PS4 games, so just listing maybe the following?
Top 10 completed games: sharif: 25 Finn: 12 etc... If that would be a pain or others don't care then don't worry about it.