> I'm almost done with my list, but I've been running into a few things that I'm curious
> to hear how the rest of you are handling. In the end, this is just for fun and I'll
> probably just stick with what I personally feel is right, but I'd appreciate the
> 1) Fighting games (ARMS, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter for me) - Do you count
> it if you just beat the single player mode on the easiest setting? If not, what's
> your criteria? For ARMS, I've cleared the 3rd difficulty setting, but it goes up
> to 7. If I remember correctly, Mortal Kombat II has Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard,
> and Very Hard. I know I at least beat it on Normal (but pretty sure I beat it on
> Hard as well). Would you count a Normal playthrough in this case?
I counted MVC2 because I beat the game about 50 times as well as finished the game on the hardest difficulty. I spent as much time playing that game as it takes me to finish most RPGs.
> 2) Games with expansion packs that are basically an entirely new game (Shovel Knight
> is the main one that comes to mind) - I haven't actually played this one yet myself,
> but I plan to soon so I was wondering how y'all count it. Maybe my perception is
> wrong, but it seems like each expansion is kind of like a new game. Is that not the
I would only count that as 1 game, personally.
> 3) Ports - Do you count ports multiple times for each system you beat it on? I'm
> more inclined to say yes when there are least some changes/updates to the game, for
> example, Final Fantasy IV Advance, Super Mario 64 DS, etc. But what about when it's
> just the exact same game, such as the classic series on GBA, or the Halo games in
> the Master Chief Collection? And if you do count those, do you also count it when
> you beat VC games that you already beat on other systems?
I count it as 1 game. If I beat Sonic Adventure on the DC I wouldn't count it for the Xbox 360 too since its only 1 game.
> 4) Games that don't have a clear ending - This is the biggest area of confusion for
> me, there are a lot of examples:
??? I say if I do everything the game has to offer then I beat it.
> 4a) Sim City (SNES) - The only thing I can think of for this one is to reach Megaloplis
> (something I've never done but wanted to go back and try again at).
Probably do the max amount of things in the game like getting as far as you can would count.
> 4b) Tetris (NES) - The game doesn't really end, but when you hit level 29 the pieces
> start moving so fast that it's humanly impossible to keep up (according to the WR
> video I found on Youtube). I played this game a lot when I was a kid, often making
> it very far, but level 29 is absurd. That's something that very few people in the
> world can even do, so it seems odd to say that's what it takes to beat the game.
> But, the alternative would be to just pick some arbitrary level number and call that
> "beating it" which doesn't seem right either. What do y'all think? Apparently, if
> you start B-Type on Level 9/Height 5, you do get an end screen when you clear it,
> but that never really felt like the main mode of Tetris to me so I don't know how
> I feel about that.
I think Tetris is one of those games I don't think someone can say they have beaten since there is no ending. I guess you could count it if you've put like 50+ hours into it.
> 4c) Duck Hunt (NES) - Apparently, you can go all the way to level 99, and if you
> clear that, it loops back to 0 and starts glitching out. A lot of older games were
> like this, where the levels are seemingly neverending and just keep getting slightly
> harder and harder. I don't think the developers ever intended for people to reach
> the end of games like these, you were SUPPOSED to die at some point and it was just
> a matter of making it as far as you can. So at what point do you count games like
I would say I have beaten this game because I got to level 100 in the clay pigeon part of the game before it glitched out.
> 4d) Party Games (Wii Sports, Wii Play, Wii Party, Mario Party, etc) - I've played
> these types of games a ton with my family. It seems odd to not include them on my
> list, given how much time I've played them and how thoroughly I've completed all
> of the various modes and mini-games. But, they never have clear endings so I can
> see people calling me out for including them lol
Like I said above, I would include a game with no real ending as long as you put enough time into the game as it would take to beat a standard game, 20, 30, 40+ hours its kind of up to the individual. I wouldn't say you've been something like this if you, say....played it a few times with your friends or anything. I played Wii Sports a few times with my Wife but I wouldn't say I've beaten it.
> I guess that's about it. Let me know if you have any input on any of these!