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Topic   Can you beat a game for all of your systems in 2021?

Antipop
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Total Games Beaten: 502
Top Users
1. Bleed_DukeBlue, TalonJedi87: 36
2. sharif: 34
3. ErickRPG: 31
4. Slickriven: 30
5. Archer: 28
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Total Systems Covered: 190/489 (39%)
Top Users
1. sharif: 17
2. Slickriven: 16
3. Bleed_DukeBlue: 13
4. SupremeSarna: 12
5. Renaissance2K: 11
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Monthly Totals

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1. Bleed_DukeBlue: 18
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2. TalonJedi: 17
3. jdwooley14: 16
4. Archer: 14
5. Kommie: 11
- ErickRPG: 11
7. Gypsy: 9
- Slickriven: 9
- SupremeSarna: 9
10. BloodPuppetX: 8
11. Frank: 7
12. Best1989: 6
- Dasgessabel: 6
- DragonmasterDX: 6
- Lunar: 6
16. Gamerslyf: 5
17. EB: 4
- Renaissance2K: 4
19. Antipop: 3
- Cevil: 3
- d3vanj: 3
- nonamesleft: 3
23. DarkFact: 2
- Scott: 2
25. tonymack21: 1
- sharif: 1
27. JD: 0
- Razeak: 0
- RobotVM: 0
- legendrko25 : --


Total: 184
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1. sharif: 30
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2. Gamerslyf: 11
3. BloodPuppetX: 10
4. TalonJedi: 9
5. BleedDukeBlue: 8
- EB: 8
7. Slickriven: 7
8. Archer: 6
9. Cevil: 5
- Dasgessabel: 5
- Frank: 5
- legendrko25: 5
13. Best1989: 4
- DarkFact: 4
- ErickRPG: 4
- Gypsy: 4
- Kommie: 4
- Lunar: 4
19. Antipop: 3
20. jdwooley14: 2
- Razeak: 2
- Renaissance2K: 2
- SupremeSarna: 2
24. d3janj: 1
- JD: 1
- Scott: 1
- tonymack21: 1
28. DragonmasterDX: 0
- nonamesleft: 0
- RobotVM: 0


Total: 148
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1. Dasgessabel: 16
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2. SupremeSarna: 12
3. ErickRPG: 11
- Slickriven: 11
5. Bleed_DukeBlue: 10
- Renaissance2K: 10
7. Archer: 7
8. Kommie: 6
- TalonJedi: 6
10. Cevil: 5
- EB: 5
12. Best1989: 4
- Gypsy: 4
- Scott: 4
15. Antipop: 3
- DragonmasterDX: 3
- JD: 3
- legendrko25: 3
19. Gamerslyf: 2
- jdwooley14: 2
- Lunar: 2
22. BloodPuppetX: 1
- Frank: 1
- Razeak: 1
- sharif: 1
- tonymack21: 1
27. d3janj: 0
- DarkFact: 0
- nonamesleft: 0
- RobotVM: 0


Total: 134
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ID Card USER LISTS ID Card


1. Antipop GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews - 9/21 (43%)
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2. Archer GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review - 9/10 (90%)
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3. Best1989 Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru - 4/11 (36%)
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4. Bleed_DukeBlue GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader - 13/20 (65%)
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5. BloodPuppetX 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 2/12 (17%)
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6. Cevil Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (20 seconds ago) - 7/11 (64%)
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7. d3vanj GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader - 1/2 (50%)
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8. DarkFact Has Written 4 Reviews - 2/6 (33%)
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9. Dasgessabel GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 3/6 (50%)
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10. DragonmasterDX GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews - 8/29 (28%)
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11. EB GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader - 7/7 (100%)
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12. ErickRPG GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 7/16 (44%)
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13. Frank GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews - 7/30 (23%)
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14. GamersLyf Gold Good Trader - 4/17 (24%)
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15. Gypsy GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago) - 5/23 (22%)
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16. JD GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 2/4 (50%)
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17. jdwooley14 GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 7/10 (70%)
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18. Kommie GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 8/11 (73%)
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19. legendrko25 Gold Good Trader - 3/5 (60%)
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20. Lunar GameTZ Subscriber 900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) This user is on the site NOW (50 seconds ago) - 9/33 (27%)
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21. nonamesleft Gold Good Trader - 1/7 (14%)
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22. Razeak Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews - 3/33 (9%)
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23. Renaissance2K GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 11/34 (32%)
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24. RobotVM GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader - 0/4 (0%)
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25. Scott GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews - 6/20 (30%)
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26. sharif GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 17/39 (44%)
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27. Slickriven GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review - 16/22 (73%)
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28. SupremeSarna Bronze Good Trader - 12/16 (75%)
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29. TalonJedi87 Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 4/7 (57%)
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30. tonymack21 GameTZ Gold Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews - 3/23 (13%)
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Antipop Gold Star
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Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal
Game Boy - Noobow, Adventure Island II: Aliens in Paradise
Sega Genesis - Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Super Nintendo - Super Turrican
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn - Nekketsu Oyako
PlayStation - Final Fantasy IX
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - Bakumatsuroman dai ni maku: Gekka no kenshi - Final Edition
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Nintendo Switch - Bare Knuckle IV
Unique Systems Covered: 9/21
Total Games Beaten: 10



pink circle Archer globe Double Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Astrologaster, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Crusader Kings 3
Steam - Football Manager 2021
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Peggle, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
PlayStation Vita - Foxyland, Super Destronaut: Land Wars
PlayStation 4 - Cyberpunk 2077, Balancelot, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, Arcania: Gothic 4, Oxenfree, The Quiet Man
Microsoft Xbox One - Dark Souls Remastered, Oxenfree, Donut Country, F1 2019
Sony PlayStation VR -
Nintendo Switch - Dadish
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Tetris Effect: Connected, Dark Souls 3, Dirt 5, Wreckfest
PlayStation 5 - Concept Destruction, Madden 21, Bugsnax, Black Clouds, Disco Elysium
Unique Systems Covered: 9/10
Total Games Beaten: 28



Best1989 Gold Star
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Super Nintendo -
PlayStation -
Bandai WonderSwan -
Game Boy Color -
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
Steam -
Android - Hungry Cat Picross, Colorzzle, A Tale of Little Berry Forrest
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita - Broken Age, Ganbare! Super Strikers, Xeno Crisis, Task Force Kampas
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Assassin's Creed Origins, Arcade Game Series: Galaga, Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug, Arcade Games Series: Pac Man, Monster Hunter World
Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)
Unique Systems Covered: 4/11
Total Games Beaten: 14



image pink circle coin Bleed_DukeBlue globe Triple Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Crusader Kings III, Deck of Ashes
Nintendo Entertainment System - Mega Man 2, Mega Man 5, Tennis, Baseball
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo - Captain Commando
PlayStation -
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - Power Stone, Power Stone 2
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
image - Perfect Ironing, Project Makeover, Pirates Outlaws, Solitairica, Soda Dungeon, Soda Dungeon 2, Legendary Game of Heroes
Nintendo Wii U - Super Mario 3D World
PlayStation 4 - Battle Circuit, Knights of the Round, Armored Warriors, The King of Dragons (via Capcom Beat 'em Up Collection), Battleborn, The War of Mine: The Little Ones, MediEvil, LittleBigPlanet 3, Ultra Street Fighter IV
Microsoft Xbox One - My Friend Pedro
Sony PlayStation VR - Bonfire, Mars Odyssey
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Odyssey, Bowser's Fury
Google Stadia - Reigns, The Garden's Between, Little Nightmares II
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PlayStation 5 - Immortals: Fenyx Rising
Unique Systems Covered: 13/20
Total Games Beaten: 36



BloodPuppetX Double Gold Star
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NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
Sega Genesis -
Neo Geo - Blazing Star
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
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Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - What Remains of Edith Finch, Timespinner, La-Mulana, La-Mulana 2, Thunder Cross, Giraffe and Annika, Panzer Dragoon Remake, Sinless, Super Turrican, Paper Mario: The Origami King, 1943, Progear, Giga Wing, 19XX, Carrier Air Wing (via Capcom Arcade Stadium), Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round (via Capcom Beat 'em Up Collection), Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders, Neo Cab, Astebreed
Unique Systems Covered: 2/12
Total Games Beaten: 21



Cevil globe Gold Star
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PC / Windows -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color - Pokémon Trading Card Game
PlayStation 2 - Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Orphen: Scion of Sorcery
Game Boy Advance - Crash Nitro Kart
Nintendo DS - Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, Pokémon Diamond, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
PlayStation Portable -
Android - Data Wing
Nintendo 3DS - Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale
Nintendo Switch - Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Remaster, "Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!", The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, Indivisible
Unique Systems Covered: 7/11
Total Games Beaten: 13



d3vanj globe Silver Star
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PC / Windows - Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls III, Remnant: Ashes From Ashes, Outward, Red Dead Online
Nintendo 64 -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/2
Total Games Beaten: 5



DarkFact Silver Star

PC / Windows - Mamonoro Curse, Cyberpunk 2077, Cyber Shadow, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo -
Sega CD -
Nintendo Switch - SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (Neo Geo Pocket Color), Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Super Mario 3D World
Unique Systems Covered: 2/6
Total Games Beaten: 7



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PC / Windows - Blair Witch, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation 2 -
Steam -
Android - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - NBA 2K21, Cyberpunk 2077, The Medium, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Call of the Sea, Observation, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, A Plague Tale: Innocence, Little Nightmares (+ DLC), Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Sea of Solitude, Sherlock Holmes: Devil's Daughter, The Touryst, Little Nightmares 2, The Gardens Between, Lords of the Fallen, Full Throttle Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, What Remains of Edith Finch, Super Lucky's Tale, Life is Strange, Tell Me Why, Resident Evil 3 (2020), Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Unique Systems Covered: 3/6
Total Games Beaten: 27



DragonmasterDX Silver Star
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PC / Windows -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Kirby's Adventure
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy - Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins
Super Nintendo - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Virtual Boy -
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) -
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color - Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Nuon -
image - Pokémon Mini Pinball
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS - New Super Mario Bros. 2, My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Mask
PlayStation 5 - Bugsnax
Unique Systems Covered: 8/29
Total Games Beaten: 9



EB golden globe Double Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Puzzle Agent, Gunpoint
Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros.
image - Leo's Fortune, Device 6, Duet, Assemble with Care, What the Golf, Empty
Microsoft Xbox One - Resident Evil 3 (2020), Portal
Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019), BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL!, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Subsurface Circular, Celeste
Oculus Rift - Pistol Whip 2089
PlayStation 5 - Celeste, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Sayonara Wild Hearts
Unique Systems Covered: 7/7
Total Games Beaten: 20



ErickRPG Triple Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Die, Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Sega Genesis-
Sega CD -
PlayStation -
image - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, 64th Street: A Detective Story, Alien Storm, Armored Warriors, Battletoads, 1941, Denjin Makai, Burning Fight, Final Fight, Knuckle Bash, Battle Bakraid, The Legend of Silk Road, Metal Slug X, 1945K III, DonPachi, Battle Garegga, Battle Circuit
PlayStation 2 -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Peggle
image - Shiny Ski Resort, Dungeon Village, Sushi Spinnery
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 4 - Final Fantasy VII Remake, Secret of Mana (2017)
Microsoft Xbox One - Wreckfest, MX vs. ATV All Out, Resident Evil 2 (2019), Kingdom Hearts III, Battlefield 1
Nintendo Switch - Paper Mario: The Origami King
PlayStation 5 -
Unique Systems Covered: 7/16
Total Games Beaten: 31



Frank Gold Star
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PC / Windows - A Hat in Time
Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Master System -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
Game Boy -
Sega Genesis -
Neo Geo -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
Android -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS - Super Mario 3D Land
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U - Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8
Sony PlayStation VR -
Nintendo Switch - Tetris 99, Super Mario 3D World: Bowser's Fury
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - What Remains of Edith Finch, The Touryst, Moving Out, Donut County, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition
PlayStation 5 -
Unique Systems Covered: 7/30
Total Games Beaten: 13



Gamerslyf Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Shuyan Saga, MacBat 64, Limbo, Inside, ABZU, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, SUPERHOT, Grimm's Hollow, Bendy and the Ink Machine, Vanguard Princess, Helltaker, Spirits of Xanadu, Doki-Doki Literature Club, Press X Not to Die
Game Boy -
Super Nintendo -
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color - Pokémon Gold
Nintendo 64 -
PlayStation 2 -
Steam - The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii -
PlayStation 3 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom
Unique Systems Covered: 4/17
Total Games Beaten: 18

Gypsy Gold Star
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Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System -
NEC PC Engine - Ranma 1/2 - Datou, Gansou Musabetsu Kakutou-ryuu
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 -
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation - Star Ocean: The Second Story
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - F355 Challenge, Guilty Gear X, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Sega Rally 2, Dead or Alive 2, Psychic Force 2012, Puyo Puyo~n, Moero! Justice Gakuen, Twinkle Star Sprites, Giga Wing 2, Star Gladiator 2: Nightmare of Bilstein, J. League Spectacle Soccer, Triggerheart Exelica
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Help Wanted: 50 Wacky Jobs
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - God of War (2018), Bloodborne
Unique Systems Covered: 5/23
Total Games Beaten: 18



JD globe

PlayStation 2 -
Nintendo GameCube - Homeland, Phantasy Star Online Ep 1 & 2, Mario Party 6
image - FarmVille Harvest Swap
PlayStation 4 -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/4
Total Games Beaten: 4



jdwooley14 globe Double Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Vaguard Princess, Helltakers, Fallout: New Vegas, Pokémon Outlaw, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon X
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Pokémon FireRed
Nintendo DS - Pokémon HeartGold, Pokémon White 2
Android - Pokémon Rocket Red, Deadeus, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, Pokémon Cawps, Pokémon Fuligin, Pokémon Yellow
Nintendo 3DS - Pokémon Crystal
PlayStation Vita -
PlayStation 4 - Resident Evil 5
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Alteria Ryza, Pokémon Shield, Nexomon Extinction
Unique Systems Covered: 7/10
Total Games Beaten: 21



Kommie globe Double Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Far Cry 3, The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation Portable - Metal Slug X
Steam - Mother Russia Bleeds, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, "I Love You, Colonel Sanders," Soma, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the Third
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita - Hatoful Boyfriend
PlayStation 4 - The Quiet Man, Little Nightmares
Microsoft Xbox One - Cyberpunk 2077, What Remains of Edith Finch, Donut County, Cyber Shadow, Streets of Rage 4, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Nintendo Switch - Cuphead
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom, Bugsnax, Demon's Souls
Unique Systems Covered: 8/11
Total Games Beaten: 23



legendrko25 globe Gold Star
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PlayStation 2 -
Nintendo GameCube - Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Dead Rising, Viva Pińata, Toy Story 3, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Dead Rising 2
Microsoft Xbox One - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, Monopoly Plus, Grant Theft Auto V
Unique Systems Covered: 3/5
Total Games Beaten: 11



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PC / Windows - Final Fight (via Capcom Beat 'em Up Collection)
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Rockin' Kats
Sega Master System -
NEC PC Engine -
Game Boy -
Sega Genesis -
Game Gear -
Neo Geo - Burning Fight, Aero Fighters II
Super Nintendo - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn - Marvel Super Heroes
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
Sega Dreamcast - Power Stone
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Godzilla: Save the Earth, Dead or Alive Ultimate
PlayStation Portable -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Akai Katana
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PlayStation 5 -
Unique Systems Covered: 9/33
Total Games Beaten: 12



nonamesleft
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Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo DS -
Android - Dadish, Boo!, Tricky Castle
Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Switch -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/7
Total Games Beaten: 3



Razeak

PC / Windows - World War Z, Minecraft Dungeons
Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Master System -
Game Boy -
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo -
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
Nintendo 64 -
image -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Dead Space
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One - Ancient Gods 1 and II DLC (DOOM Eternal)
Sony PlayStation VR -
Nintendo Switch -
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/33
Total Games Beaten: 4



Renaissance2K Double Gold Star
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PC / Windows -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal
NEC PC Engine -
Sega Genesis -
Game Gear -
Neo Geo - Metal Slug X, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, Magician Lord, Blazing Star
Super Nintendo - Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3DO -
Atari Jaguar -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation - MediEvil, Lunar: Silver Story Complete
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DSi -
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
Android -
PlayStation 3 - LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
PlayStation Vita - LittleBigPlanet PSVita
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - LittleBigPlanet 3
Sony PlayStation VR -
Nintendo Switch -
Google Stadia -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PlayStation 5 - Sackboy: A Big Adventure
coin - Jackal, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
miscellaneous - Final Command: Akai Yousai (Famicom Disk System)
Unique Systems Covered: 11/34
Total Games Beaten: 20



RobotVM ghost

PC / Windows -
Nintendo Switch -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PlayStation 5 -
Unique Systems Covered: 0/4
Total Games Beaten: --



Scott Silver Star
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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy -
Super Nintendo - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
PlayStation -
Nintendo 64 - Super Mario 64
image - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
Game Boy Color -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo DS - Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Pokémon Diamond
PlayStation Portable -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Bowser's Fury
Unique Systems Covered: 6/20
Total Games Beaten: 7



image Birthday Cake sharif Triple Gold Star
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PC / Windows - VA-11 HALL-A, What Remains of Edith Finch
Atari 2600 -
Intellivision -
Commodore 64 -
MSX -
Famicom -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Barbie, Battle Chess, The Chessmaster, Die Hard, Donkey Kong, Home Alone, North & South, Paperboy, Pirates!, Spot: The Video Game
Sega Master System -
NEC PC Engine -
Game Boy - Barbie Fashion Pack Games, Barbie Game Girl, Dragon's Lair: The Legend, The Pagemaster
Sega Genesis - Barney's Hide & Seek, The Lion King
Atari Lynx -
Game Gear - Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe, Coca-Cola Kid
Super Nintendo - Barbie Super Model
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) - Thunder in Paradise
Sega CD - Wirehead
3DO - The Daedalus Encounter
Sega Saturn -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color - Bing Yuan Li Xian Ji II
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - Cool Cool Toon
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race, Secret Agent Barbie: Royal Jewels Mission
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable - Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
PlayStation 3 - Alice: Madness Returns
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Steam - Before I Forget
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Sayonara Wild Hearts
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Death Squared, BOXBOY! + BOYGIRL!, Snipperclips
Unique Systems Covered: 17/39
Total Games Beaten: 34



Slickriven globe Triple Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Cyber Shadow
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Astyanax
Sega Genesis - Arrow Flash, Outrun
Game Boy - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers
Neo Geo - Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3
Game Gear - Batman Returns
Super Nintendo - Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation - MediEvil
Nintendo 64 - DOOM 64
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Black
Steam - Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians
Android - Progressbar95, Paint the Cube, Dadish, Tangle Master 3D, Nonogram Color, Tricky Castle, Colorzzle
PlayStation 3 - Little Big Planet 2: Special Edition
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One - New Super Lucky's Tale, Donut County, Morkredd, Call of the Sea
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Detroit: Become Human
Unique Systems Covered: 16/22
Total Games Beaten: 30



SupremeSarna globe Double Gold Star
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Game & Watch - Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels
Sega Genesis - Castlevania: Bloodlines
Super Nintendo - Joe & Mac
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation - Mega Man 8
Nintendo 64 -
PlayStation 2 - Sonic Chaos, Sonic Labyrinth (Game Gear via Sonic Mega Collection +)
Game Boy Advance - Pokémon Pinball (Game Boy Color), Donkey Kong Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Block Ball
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo DS - Drawn to Life
Nintendo Wii - Pandora's Tower
image -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros., Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash
Nintendo Wii U - New Super Luigi U
PlayStation 4 - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Bros. 35, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Castlevania: The Adventure, Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Castlevania, Castlevania: Simon's Quest, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Super Castlevania IV
Unique Systems Covered: 12/16
Total Games Beaten: 26



coin TalonJedi87 globe Triple Gold Star
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PC / Windows -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, The Wonderful 101 Remastered, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Ghosts N' Goblins Resurrection
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Sea of Solitude, Battletoads, Carrion, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Call of the Sea, Observation, Super Hot Mind Control Delete, Ghostrunner, Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, XIII, Cyber Shadow, Man of Medan, Streets of Rage 4, The Medium, Eastshade, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Warhammer: Vermintide II, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Alice: Madness Returns, Dirt 5, Children of Morta, It Takes Two, Narita Boy, Little Nighmares
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom, The Pathless, Sackboy
Unique Systems Covered: 4/7
Total Games Beaten: 36



tonymack21

PC / Windows - City of Broken Dreams - Book One
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo - Tuff E Nuff
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One - Cyberpunk 2077
Nintendo Switch -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/23
Total Games Beaten: 3



freebie ICONS & BADGES freebie

Key

globe- 50% of systems covered, golden globe- 100% of systems covered, ghost- 0 games beaten, Silver Star- 5 games beaten, Gold Star- 10 games beaten (additional gold stars for every ten), Birthday Cake- top user in systems completed, coin- top user in games beaten, pink circle- badge leader, mushroom- leader in games beaten in any given month

The following vidyagamer icons are earned when you complete at least two games in each category

image Girly
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image Mega Manly
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image JRPG
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image Hyrulian Hero
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image Raccoon City
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image 2nd Amendment
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image Race Drivin'
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image "Destroy the Core!"
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image Super Sonic
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image Super Mayrio
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image Hoppin' & Boppin'
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image Pile Drivin'
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image Street Fightin'
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image Bomber Manly
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image egg
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image Pocket Monster
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image Billy Mitchell
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image Bear & Bird
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image Sigh, "Metroidvania"
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image Ninja Gayden
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image Vault Boy
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image Sasori Vader
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image Guybrush Threepwood
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image Quest for Peace
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image Bo Knows
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image Brotherhood of Nod
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image S.O.F.T.
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image Grown-Ass Man
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Girly: beat a game that is predominantly targeted towards a feminine audience #metoo
Mega Manly: beat a game in the Mega Man universe
JRPG: beat a JRPG
Hyrulian Hero: beat a Zelda game
Raccoon City: beat a Resident Evil game
2nd Amendment: beat an FPS
Race Drivin': beat a racing game
"Destroy the Core!": beat a SHMUP
Super Sonic: beat a game in the Sonic universe
Super Mayrio: beat a game in the Mario universe
Hoppin' & Boppin': beat a side scrolling, 2D platformer (non-Metroidvania)
Pile Drivin': beat a belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em up
Street Fightin': beat a 1-on-1 fighter
Bomber Manly: beat a game in the Bomberman franchise
egg: beat a puzzler
Pocket Monster: beat a game in the Pokémon franchise
Billy Mitchell: beat a retro arcade/pinball game
Bear & Bird: beat a 3D platformer and/or collect-a-thon
Sigh "Metroidvania": beat an open ended 2D platformer that plays similarly to games from the Metroid franchise and/or post-SotN Castlevanias
Ninja Gayden: beat a 3D hack-and-slash
Vault Boy: beat an open world game and/or a Western RPG
Sasori Vader: beat a game in the Star Wars universe
Guybrush Threepwood: beat a point and click game, text adventure, or walking simulator
Quest for Peace: beat a game that predominately features superheroes
Bo Knows: beat a sports game
Brotherhood of Nod: beat an RTS
Shining Ogre Fire Tactics: beat a strategy/tactical RPG
Grown-Ass Man: complete a game from the following series: Castlevania (pre-SotN), anything From Software, and Contra (and any other Konami 2D shooter, for that matter). The first individual game that I included was Cuphead. If you feel like you beat a balls hard game and are deserving of this icon, post on here and the community will deem whether you earn it or not.

Lastly, despite the fact that several games fit multiple categories, a particular completion only counts towards one icon. For example: Super Mario World would count towards the Super Mayrio icon, but not the Hoppin' & Boppin' one. I understand this could get a little confusing, but that's how it's gonna be!



check INTRO check


It's a new year, but you guys know the drill at this point: you give me your system list, you tell me when you've beaten a game, and I keep track of it. Oh and badges. I never dreamed those would've caught on like they did last year, so expect more of the same in 2021.

In addition to keeping track of the overall leaders in games beaten and systems covered, I'm going to keep track of the former on a monthly basis as well. That way if someone has a particularly prolific 30 day stretch, that number will be immortalized in a separate category and won't be buried under Renaissance2K for all eternity .

That'll do it for this portion and see below for what's actually important, the lists!


Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 14-Mar(#2)
@Antipop New badge idea: "So Bad it's Good"- beat a game with a metacritic score of 40 or lower.
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Mar(#3)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> @Antipop New badge idea: "So Bad it's Good"- beat a game with a metacritic score
> of 40 or lower.

Now you're talking my language. This would obviously be the badge:

image
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Mar(#4)
Oh and I took down Dr Robotnik in Sonic 3 & Knuckles last night. That's the first time I've really had a go at Sonic 3 and man, I get why it's remembered so fondly by fans of Sega. Killer music, excellent graphics, varied and beautiful settings...the game has it all. Sonic 2 is good, but I rank 3 ahead of it.
Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) This user is on the site NOW (50 seconds ago)
14-Mar(#5)
I always ask people how they get past the barrel of doom. Because it took me ages to figure it out on my own.

Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Mar(#6)
Slickriven wrote:
> I wanted to break my controller many times, and got super frustrated, cussing at
> my TV/PC, but it kept sucking me back in. I only started it like a week ago.
>
>

Dude, I was cracking up last night when reading this. Although Sonic 3 obviously is nowhere near as difficult as Cyber Shadow, I definitely cursed a few times while playing it. The image of a grown man yelling at a screen is pretty hilarious when you think about it. No wonder my wife calls me a man child, lol.
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
14-Mar(#7)
It's perfect.

Antipop wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> @Antipop New badge idea: "So Bad it's Good"- beat a game with a metacritic score
>> of 40 or lower.
>
> Now you're talking my language. This would obviously be the badge:
>
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Mar(#8)
Lunar wrote:
> I always ask people how they get past the barrel of doom. Because it took me ages
> to figure it out on my own.
>
>

You're talking about that stupid spinning barrel? I was getting so pissed off trying to figure it out. I ended up running out the stage time twice before lucking my way past it. It nearly drove me to consult a video, but I really didn't want to have to go that route.
Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) This user is on the site NOW (50 seconds ago)
14-Mar(#9)
Antipop wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> I always ask people how they get past the barrel of doom. Because it took me ages
>> to figure it out on my own.
>>
>>
>
> You're talking about that stupid spinning barrel? I was getting so pissed off trying
> to figure it out. I ended up running out the stage time twice before lucking
> my way past it. It nearly drove me to consult a video, but I really didn't want to
> have to go that route.

I'll drink to that. I think it took young Lunar something like 2 years to figure it out.




Dasgessabel
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
14-Mar(#10)
Antipop wrote:
> Slickriven wrote:
>> I wanted to break my controller many times, and got super frustrated, cussing
> at
>> my TV/PC, but it kept sucking me back in. I only started it like a week ago.
>>
>>
>
> Dude, I was cracking up last night when reading this. Although Sonic 3 obviously
> is nowhere near as difficult as Cyber Shadow, I definitely cursed a few times while
> playing it. The image of a grown man yelling at a screen is pretty hilarious when
> you think about it. No wonder my wife calls me a man child, lol.

Yeah when I was playing the Touryst, I had the windows open in my house and if there were any people passing by, they probably gave my house a wide berth. My dog put himself in his kennel at one point it got so bad - "nah fam, I'm out" basically. Normally I can curb my frustration but I was 100% committed to getting 100%. My wife later said "you probably shouldn't play that game anymore" lol. That's what the 100% is for.
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Mar(#11)
Lunar wrote:
> Antipop wrote:
>> Lunar wrote:
> |>> I always ask people how they get past the barrel of doom. Because it took me
> ages
> |>> to figure it out on my own.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> You're talking about that stupid spinning barrel? I was getting so pissed off
> trying
>> to figure it out. I ended up running out the stage time twice before lucking
>> my way past it. It nearly drove me to consult a video, but I really didn't want
> to
>> have to go that route.
>
> I'll drink to that. I think it took young Lunar something like 2 years to figure
> it out.
>
> ...
>
>
>

You have the mug? Dude, that's fuggin awesome.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
14-Mar(#12)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> My dog put himself in his kennel at one point it got so bad - "nah fam, I'm out" basically.
> Normally I can curb my frustration but I was 100% committed to getting 100%. My wife
> later said "you probably shouldn't play that game anymore" lol. That's what the 100%
> is for.

LMAO at your dog. My wife also gave me grief about me getting so pissed at CS. I was certainly the 'old man yelling at his TV' that @Antipop mentioned. I have a pastor that I went to high school with who lives about 5 houses down and across the street, yesterday he was outside working in his yard while I was playing CS. I wonder if he heard me screaming at my TV, oops...

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
14-Mar(#13)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> It's perfect.
>
> Antipop wrote:
>> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> |>> @Antipop New badge idea: "So Bad it's Good"- beat a game with a metacritic
> score
> |>> of 40 or lower.
>>
>> Now you're talking my language. This would obviously be the badge:
>>

I've been thinking about playing The Quiet Man to see how bad it is......

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
14-Mar(#14)
Another LittleBigPlanet game and another platform are checked off as I finished off LittleBigPlanet 3 for the PlayStation 4 this morning while my toddler slept in, oblivious to the time change.


Sumo Digital tried to squeeze LittleBigPlanet 3 by adding an in-game currency, a largely-ignorable quest list, and hub worlds that make the old "badges on a planet" map system somewhat useless. Other than the fact that I've finished the game and still don't know how to open the quest list without just mashing buttons repeatedly, the new system doesn't change much. The LittleBigPlanet engine seems to have evolved to the point that sticky edges and broken physics don't seem to rear their ugly heads as much, so that's nice.

The big gimmick this time around, though, are the switchable characters that you gradually collect as the game progresses. I don't know if this was intentional or not, but the most enjoyable new character is actually unlocked first. Oddsock turns the game into a colorful, friendly version of Super Meat Boy with his fast running speed, wall jumps, and speed boosters. The game's clumsiness melts away, for the most part, and turns into a breezy modern platformer with a goofy protagonist. I will say that Oddsock nearly gave up all of the goodwill he had earned during the final boss battle, but the less said about that the better.

The other two characters didn't leave too much of an impact on me. Toggle's ability makes for some interesting puzzle mechanics, but I wouldn't say he's more fun to play. And Swoop is just a nightmare to use. I give LittleBigPlanet 3 credit for introducing both a jetpack and the power of flight to the main characters and managing to make both skills a royal pain to use.

It could also be that I'm binging on the franchise, but I don't think LittleBigPlanet's humor or charm landed as well this time around as it did with the earlier games. As inconsequential as the plot to LittleBigPlanet 2 was, the supporting characters were diverse and memorable, and the cutscenes did a fairly good job of adding cartoon drama to an otherwise simple plot. In contrast, the supporting characters you meet in LittleBigPlanet 3 are forgettable (literally... as in, I would have forgotten about them completely if the game didn't give you their costumes). At least the story mode moves quickly.


Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal
PC / Windows -
Sega Genesis -
NEC PC Engine -
Neo Geo -
Super Nintendo - Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3DO -
Atari Jaguar -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation - MediEvil
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Gear -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DSi -
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
PlayStation 3 - LittleBigPlanet 2
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo New 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 5 - LittleBigPlanet 3
Sony PlayStation VR -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Nintendo Switch -
Android -
Google Stadia -
miscellaneous - Jackal (Arcade), Final Command: Akai Yousai (Famicom Disk System), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
Unique Systems Covered: 8/33
Total Games Beaten: 12


Having devoted most of my gaming time to massive RPGs, I thought I was moving more slowly this year compared to last, but I had actually only beaten 8 games by this date in 2020. I'm nearly 1/4 of the way done with my owned platforms, and I still feel like I have a long way to go.

This afternoon, I'll continue with the LittleBigPlanet binge and start on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. LittleBigPlanet Vita is progressing slowly. It's been a tough few weeks at work, so my "pick up and play" moments have been somewhat limited.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
14-Mar(#15)
5th of March, 21st overall, 2nd Microsoft Xbox One title
Donut County
If we had a 'Casual Game' badge this would count towards it, otherwise I don't see it applying to any current ones.

I had read what some others on here said about it and decided to give it a go largely b/c it was short. Game was entertaining as the dialog/story actually had me laughing out loud, plus the bunny love and a few other 'pop culture' type jokes were good. I think it took me maybe 2.5 hrs total and part of that was going back to earn some specific achievements as I 'completed' it for the full 1k points. If you have GamePass I'd say it's an easy game, easy 1k (if you care) and worth your time, it was a million times more enjoyable vs. the Untitled Goose Game that is of a similar ilk.

I think Call of the Sea, Fractured Minds and Morkredd are 3 other relatively short games that I might try to complete next/soon.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
14-Mar(#16)
Donut County is a great game to play after Cyber Shadow, I think I played it after CS as well.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
14-Mar(#17)
Ha - yeah it's clearly very different and more enjoyable - no swearing or frustration at all.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
14-Mar(#18)
@Antipop hey when you get a chance can you please add PlayStation 5 to my console list? It just arrived today 🙌 thanks! 👍
jdwooley14
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
14-Mar(#19)
beat pokemon white 2 last night, was doing a nuzlock again

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
14-Mar(#20)
Congrats!

TalonJedi87 wrote:
> @Antipop hey when you get a chance can you please add PlayStation 5 to my console list? It
> just arrived today 🙌 thanks! 👍
Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
14-Mar(#21)
Game #23 and second for Vault Boy

Oblivion - Microsoft Xbox 360

Downloaded this on gamepass the other day. I didn't know that every single game you've ever played on an Xbox system is still saved in the cloud. It downloaded the game and a save I started in 2016 on the actual 360. I was 6 hours into the game and abandoned it. And over the course of yesterday and today I put in 6 hours and mainlined the main story. Just watched Martin turn into a dragon and kill Dagon. I forgot how much better the main story was in this game compared to Skyrim. I kind of want to play Morrowind now, but I just can't get past how terrible it looks. I'd love a full on remake of that game.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Mar(#22)
Just completed LittleBigPlanet PSP for this month's Game Club. Definitely didn't hold up as well as its console counterparts.

New console down grin
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
14-Mar(#23)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Congrats!
>
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> @Antipop hey when you get a chance can you please add PlayStation 5 to my console list?
> It
>> just arrived today 🙌 thanks! 👍

Thanks! I'm loving it so far. Astro's Playroom is a gem.
Cevil
Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (20 seconds ago)
15-Mar(#24)
#11 Data Wing Android

@antipop Please add android/IOS to my list. Also I should be on game #11 you gave me credit for one extra game.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 16-Mar(#25)
Game #17 PlayStation 5 Godsnax errr -- Bugsnax ---- 10/10 What seemed kinda dumb was honestly an amazingly addictive game. I would honestly buy it in physical format whenever it comes out. image Bunger alone is worth it.

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
16-Mar(#26)
Add Gamecube JP since i only can play jp discs

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
16-Mar(#27)
Kommie wrote:
> Game #17 PlayStation 5 Godsnax errr -- Bugsnax ---- 10/10 What seemed kinda dumb was
> honestly an amazingly addictive game. I would honestly buy it in physical format
> whenever it comes out.

Fangamer has you covered then. https://www.fangamer.com/collections/bugsnax/produ...
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
16-Mar(#28)
EB wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Game #17 PlayStation 5 Godsnax errr -- Bugsnax ---- 10/10 What seemed kinda dumb
> was
>> honestly an amazingly addictive game. I would honestly buy it in physical format
>> whenever it comes out.
>
>

It's not out yet, but I do know there is a physical copy coming at some point.

Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
16-Mar(#29)
@kommie did you really like it that much? I started it and then my copy of Demon's Souls showed up. I never went back. If its actually a fun game I might go through it. I did like the humor at the start of the game.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
16-Mar(#30)
Archer wrote:
> @kommie did you really like it that much? I started it and then my copy of Demon's
> Souls showed up. I never went back. If its actually a fun game I might go through
> it. I did like the humor at the start of the game.

Took me 15 hours to platinum - pretty easy. You can't die either, so there is that. My copy of Demon's Souls is coming in today. The humor stays on point. Definitely worth playing - even if you're just a trophy whore. And yeah, I did like it A LOT.

Cevil
Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (20 seconds ago)
16-Mar(#31)
Wait what is this? A game that Kommie actually liked? Screenshotted and documented.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
16-Mar(#32)
Game #18 PlayStation 4 The Quiet Man ------- 0/10 ---- David Cage probably thinks this game is amazing. Wouldn't shock me. But to anyone who doesn't know anything about this game, the main character is deaf. There are subtitles and dialogue in the beginning but after that, nothing. The game is a mish mash of live action cut scenes, Yakuza fighting and in game cut scenes. I'd prefer the QTE crap of David Cage games over the bad Yakuza gameplay it has, as some bosses can only be killed in a certain way. Most of it is live actions cut scenes... no subtitles to give the player any idea as to what's really going on. Scenes at length of characters talking but no way to know what they're saying. And these scenes are most of the game. In order to watch the game with dialogue and subtitles you have to beat it once, and then play it again for the subtitles/dialogue. Google-fu says it's a poor retelling of The Crow, which sorta makes sense. Also, the main character's mother is killed, and his girlfriend(?) later is played by the same actress. Guess he has some serious mommy issues. Seriously, this game is as bad as you've heard. Don't waste your time.

image


At least I only paid $3.74 on it.. and honestly that was too much.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
16-Mar(#33)
Cevil wrote:
> Wait what is this? A game that Kommie actually liked? Screenshotted and documented.
>

....only to follow it up with a crapty game! But please, you can play The Quiet Man and try to prove me wrong with it being crapty!


RobotVM
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
16-Mar(#34)
Just an updated on my yearly progress:

Switch:
Persona 5 Strikers 50%

Xbox Series X:
RE7 75%

PS5:
Miles Morales: 60%
Ghost of Tsushima: 30%

PC (Steam):
Persona 4 Golden: 25%

N3DS:
SMT Devil Survivor: 5%

I haven't touched a game in 4 days. Maybe tonight after I go get my first COVID vaccination shot.

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
16-Mar(#35)
Kommie wrote:
> Game #18 PlayStation 4 The Quiet Man ------- 0/10 ---- David Cage probably thinks this
> game is amazing. Wouldn't shock me. But to anyone who doesn't know anything about
> this game, the main character is deaf. There are subtitles and dialogue in the beginning
> but after that, nothing. The game is a mish mash of live action cut scenes, Yakuza
> fighting and in game cut scenes. I'd prefer the QTE crap of David Cage games over
> the bad Yakuza gameplay it has, as some bosses can only be killed in a certain way.
> Most of it is live actions cut scenes... no subtitles to give the player any idea
> as to what's really going on. Scenes at length of characters talking but no way to
> know what they're saying. And these scenes are most of the game. In order to watch
> the game with dialogue and subtitles you have to beat it once, and then play it again
> for the subtitles/dialogue. Google-fu says it's a poor retelling of The Crow, which
> sorta makes sense. Also, the main character's mother is killed, and his girlfriend(?)
> later is played by the same actress. Guess he has some serious mommy issues. Seriously,
> this game is as bad as you've heard. Don't waste your time.
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/NqHkkXN.gif 576 328{imgt}
>
>
> At least I only paid $3.74 on it.. and honestly that was too much.
>
>

I need to check the game out since i'm deaf as well, this is first time i ever see anyone mentioned deaf person as mc, surprising there isn't enough deaf video game characters, i remember 2 or 3 but as very small parts

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
16-Mar(#36)
Seriously, don't. It's bad.

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
16-Mar(#37)
I have $80 sitting in psn wallet anyway its only 4 bucks its like 2 day rental from video store
Can't be worse than ET

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
16-Mar(#38)
I bought it off PSN for $3.74 or something. If you buy it, don't buy it full price. You'll regret it though,

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
16-Mar(#39)
Kommie wrote:
> I bought it off PSN for $3.74 or something. If you buy it, don't buy it full price.
> You'll regret it though,
>
>

Its still $3.74, its all good i'll post when done
I'm in middle of Homeland for Gamecube

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 16-Mar(#40)
Oh, one of the best things about Bugsnax besides everything is there's a character who's basically Danny Devitos character from Its Always Sunny. Looks/sounds like him and all

Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
16-Mar(#41)
Kommie wrote:
> Oh, one of the best things about Buhsnax besides everything is there's a character
> who's basically Danny Devitos character from Its Always Sunny. Looks/sounds like
> him and all
>
>

Sold. I'm dropping Skyrim and going back to this.
Dasgessabel
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16-Mar(#42)
Kommie wrote:
> Cevil wrote:
>> Wait what is this? A game that Kommie actually liked? Screenshotted and documented.
>>
>
> ....only to follow it up with a crapty game! But please, you can play The Quiet Man
> and try to prove me wrong with it being crapty!
>
>
>

No one can, that game just sucks.
JD
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16-Mar(#43)
Looked on YouTube i'll pass on quiet man, man there should be good game with deaf character as mc

SupremeSarna
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* 16-Mar(#44)
I have now revisited a flawed but charming childhood classic for the Nintendo DS: Drawn to Life. It was fun looking back at it after so many years. The main characters are deeper than your typical kid's game. The platforming has never been amazing, but the levels are still enjoyable. It's a good game overall, though it's got problems. Its stages are big labyrinths that get formulaic after a while, and they're always interrupted by drawing segments that can last a long time for a dedicated artist. The side characters can be pretty one-dimensional. And some bosses are irritating to fight.

The sequel is much better, but the first game provides a good foundation for improvement. I'm glad I played it again. For anyone interested, I uploaded most of my drawings on Imgur. Enjoy! https://imgur.com/a/p2KaNmp
Kommie
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* 16-Mar(#45)
@JD It has a 40 Metacritic on PC and 28 for PS4. It's bad.

TalonJedi87
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* 16-Mar(#46)
My first PS5 game down! #31 in total-Astro's Playroom. PlayStation 5 such a cool little tech demo that's more like a cute little 5hr platformer that I platinumed already. Great love letter to the 26 year Playstation history too with loads of Easter eggs.
Kommie
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16-Mar(#47)
With the PS5 it's easy to also see game total playtime. Don't think you could do that on 4.

TalonJedi87
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16-Mar(#48)
Yeah when I was doing the speed runs for Astro it kept popping up on the PS XMB saying press here to see your total times. And one of my friends must have seen the pop up too cause he messaged me and said "Hey stop trying to beat my times in Astro!"
Kommie
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16-Mar(#49)
Not the speed runs, total playtime for games, etc. I didn't bother with the speed run yet.

TalonJedi87
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16-Mar(#50)
Oh I didn't even realize that. I gotta look at it next. I enjoy that feature from the Switch. Where do you go see your total play time for each game on PS5?
JD
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16-Mar(#51)
I know I'm passing on it and it looks confusing


BloodPuppetX
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17-Mar(#52)
I beat Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders on Switch. Recently moved across the country so haven't been gaming much lately.
Cevil
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17-Mar(#53)
@BloodPuppetX

How was that? I think that got a physical release.
BloodPuppetX
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17-Mar(#54)
Cevil wrote:
> @BloodPuppetX
>
> How was that? I think that got a physical release.

Pretty good, certainly better than the DS version I played years ago. About 5 hours long, so pretty short.
JD
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17-Mar(#55)
Homeland for GameCube completed I think I wish I knew Japanese


Kommie
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17-Mar(#56)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Oh I didn't even realize that. I gotta look at it next. I enjoy that feature from
> the Switch. Where do you go see your total play time for each game on PS5?

Main menu, click on your profile avatar icon, click profile, slide over to games

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
17-Mar(#57)
@Cevil Happy Birthday!

Data Wing seems interesting. A racing type game with a story. Haven't played one of those in a long time. Think I'll try it out.
Renaissance2K
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18-Mar(#58)
Having not yet overdosed on Sackboy, I finished Sackboy: A Big Adventure today as my very first true-blue PlayStation 5 game since picking up the console earlier this year.


FINALLY! A SACKBOY GAME THAT CONTROLS WELL!

No, it's not a LittleBigPlanet game. There's no editor, and while Sackboy has quite the wardrobe, the customization options end there. The quirky 2D multi-planed world is replaced with planets filled with levels that play like Super Mario 3D World levels made out of cloth and cardboard. The esoteric indie soundtrack is replaced with an original score that makes less-than-subtle nods to pop megahits, and in a couple rare (and awesome) cases, syncs the entire level and all the characters within it to the music.

I'm totally fine with that.

This is the most I've enjoyed a non-Nintendo 3D platformer in a long time. It's polished, it's beautiful, it's performant, and I appreciate that its main character finally has a semblance of his own personality instead of being the mute canvas (literally and figuratively) for the LittleBigPlanet games. Sackboy has the right number of moves, and he's not hindered by the limitations of a buggy engine. I enjoyed the later LittleBigPlanet games because they gave Sackboy - who is pretty vanilla on his own - a number of abilities and gadgets to play with, albeit in short bursts, but now, he's a joy to play even when he's running around with just the burlap on his back and a couple of punches.

It's not a revolutionary game. The graphics are tight and smooth, but they're not breaking new ground technologically, and it's not the greatest showcase for the PS5. (The game has the same "tug on a rope for goodies" use case that Astro's Playroom has, but it doesn't use the adaptive triggers, for some reason.) The planets borrow themes from past LittleBigPlanet games, and the enemies slap quirky designs on top of existing formulas. And that resemblance to Super Mario 3D World is more than just passing; the hub world, the sticker book, and the shifting level designs may as well be palette swaps for the Wii U original.

That's all fine, though, because even after a significant amount of playtime and a ton of levels, the game rarely feels repetitive. The first level is plucked straight from a children's storybook, and I remember thinking, "Ugh, am I really going to sit through six hours of this?" Ten minutes later, the environment had completely changed. And six hours later, that initial saccharine-soaked level is a distant memory.

And hell yeah, I loved those music-synced levels, even if the original songs don't do much for me.


Run, Sackboy, Run is an infinite runner with no story mode, and Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves is impossible to complete without friends willing to look just as stupid as you with PlayStation Move, so I think I've started the final game of my LittleBigPlanet marathon: LittleBigPlanet Karting, which I bought Day 1 long ago, played three races, and never touched since. Better late than never, I guess. In the background, I'm slowly making progress on LittleBigPlanet Vita, despite its painful touch mechanics.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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* 18-Mar(#59)
#31 down: Super Mario Odyssey on Switch. That (with Super Mario Galaxy) gives me the Super Mario badge. I wanted to like this with all the hype it got (especially given how many other people liked it on here), but it was just OK for me. There were some creative ideas in it for sure, and the possession mechanic was cool, but most of the game is an endless collect-a-thon like an open-world Ubisoft game except with no story to speak of, no character progression, a protagonist I've never really understood the appeal of, and bosses that mostly ripped off old cartoons. The Ruined Kingdom boss was neat though. I guess I see the appeal if you like this type of gameplay, but it just wasn't really for me. (I am trying to give people the benefit of the doubt with these Mario games though. In the last year, I've played Super Mario Bros 1, 2, 3, and the Lost Levels, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Odyssey, and I have a few more I plan on playing eventually mostly so I know what people are talking about when they reference them.)
Kommie
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* 18-Mar(#60)
Game #19 System #7

Nintendo Switch Cuphead - I'd rank the hardest bosses as follow:

1. Robot Guy

2. Dragon Dude

3. King Dice

4. The Devil

All the other bosses weren't that big of a deal for me to rank, but obviously YMMV.


Slickriven
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18-Mar(#61)
6th of March, 22nd overall, 3rd Microsoft Xbox One
Morkredd
Hard to really define this, it's a puzzler but maybe a walking sim, went with puzzle in Badge respects

Not a huge fan, especially of the final section. You control 2 characters and after the short prolog you have to push around this ball of light that's around the same diameter as the characters. The light from that ball keeps you alive, break it, walk outside of it's sphere of light or cross your characters such that the shadow from one touches the other and you die. This can and does break you brain if you cross the 2 up or if the camera swings around (which it doesn't really do). You also need to use the RB/LB buttons to interact with some switches or simple things like that to make progress, with each button set of the character you're controlling with that stick.
I didn't like a few things - it's a ball, so it can/will roll on it's own and you can't grab ahold of it, so you can't 'attach' one character to it which can result in mistakes with the 'pusher' sliding off of the ball or pushing it off to 1 side almost unintendedly so. By not being able to grab it you also can struggle to move the ball away from a wall/obstacle/cliff. If you attempt to keep both in touch with the ball instead, then that slows progress and some sections you need to move swiftly or use the a character to hold/block/interact with something. Essentially zero of the 'puzzles' were challenging - so now I'm thinking it ought to be considered a walking sim and earns me that badge, noted below. I largely died from my mistakes by crossing the characters up in my head or the poor nature of controlling the ball. You could press A to flip characters assignment to the sticks.
A few times the situation changes and you're not pushing the ball around directly, like early on you get a row boat and later the ball is taken from you and you interact with another light source to make progress. Both were welcomed, but the final change to the formula I didn't like and probably failed in that final scenario more then all my other failures combined. The last level overall has a shift in backdrop and beside having more color I didn't find that shift good in any other way.

I only earned like 4 achievements (from 22) and I'm not sure how much I'd be willing to earn more - there's some for finding murals in each level and completing each level w/out dying. I did redo the short prolog to earn that one and might replay an few more, but who knows. I thought I found some murals, so I'm not sure about those as I don't think I care enough to frustrate myself replaying more of it. You can also play it co-op, but I'm not sure if that would go any better. You'd need to be excellent communicators as in some areas the sphere of light is just barely large enough for a character to reach something that needs interacted with while the other positions the ball to move or mitigate shadows.

Update - I now consider it a walking sim, earning me the Guybrush Threepwood badge, Detroit-Become Human was other title.

Gypsy
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18-Mar(#62)
Help Wanted: 50 Wacky Jobs Nintendo Wii

Essentially a collection of mini-games, all of which use motion controls of some sort. You complete "jobs" to get money to buy things and save the world through the power of consumerism from various "meteors". As far as I can tell this is a game without many documented clears. I had a blast playing it and would recommend it to anyone that doesn't mind motion controls.
Cevil
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18-Mar(#63)
@Gypsy didn't even know that game existed. looks fun. The wii just has so much weird stuff on it
Gypsy
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18-Mar(#64)
Cevil wrote:
> @Gypsy didn't even know that game existed. looks fun. The wii just has so much weird
> stuff on it

Yeah I figured I would do a deep dive while most things are dirt cheap. That game for example was $6.47.
JD
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* 18-Mar(#65)
I don't know if it counts as clear but completed Phantasy Star Online Ep 1 & 2 Gamecube on normal just beat olga flow at end of ep 2

I asked because there is hard, very hard, and ultimate it'd take months to complete all

Antipop
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* 18-Mar(#66)
@JD that'll play for me. Updated!
Antipop
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18-Mar(#67)
I've been using a spreadsheet to monitor everyone's numbers and I really should've started it awhile back. Makes keeping track of everything much, much easier.
JD
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18-Mar(#68)
How does one complete a Mario's Party game? I don't remember that theres ending credits or even story

Antipop
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18-Mar(#69)
JD wrote:
> How does one complete a Mario's Party game? I don't remember that theres ending credits
> or even story
>
>

Once you've seen and done everything you feel like the game has to offer, for all intents and purposes I say it's beaten. Kinda like arcade games; play 'em until you're satisfied with what you've accomplished and count it as done. Doesn't mean you have to stop playing though, obviously.
JD
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18-Mar(#70)
Alright, once i finish hard mode on pso, mario party it is

ErickRPG
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* 18-Mar(#71)
well just got my atgames pinball in so I can add 3 games to beaten

Pinball-
Big Shot
Genie
World Tour

ErickRPG
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* 18-Mar(#72)
I LOVE this thing!

Black Hole
Bone Busters
Cactus Jack
Centigrade 37
Central Park
Class of 1812
Cue Ball Wizard
El Dorado: City of Gold

They have Zaccaria packs for $50 each. Each pack has 25+ more tables. What an incredible machine, for $599.


Bleed_DukeBlue
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19-Mar(#73)
#32 down: Tennis on NES. This was a fun throwback. It's one of those games that's easy to pick up and play but tough to master. It's not complicated, but it keeps you on your toes.
Antipop
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19-Mar(#74)
ErickRPG wrote:
> well just got my atgames pinball in so I can add 3 games to beaten
>
> Pinball-
> Big Shot
> Genie
> World Tour
>
>

Out of curiosity, what's your clear criteria? Is there a certain score you're trying to attain? Just want to make sure you're working towards some kind of a goal aside from just playing each game.
legendrko25
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19-Mar(#75)
I beat gta 5 Microsoft Xbox One
ErickRPG
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* 19-Mar(#76)
Antipop wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> well just got my atgames pinball in so I can add 3 games to beaten
>>
>> Pinball-
>> Big Shot
>> Genie
>> World Tour
>>
>>
>
> Out of curiosity, what's your clear criteria? Is there a certain score you're trying
> to attain? Just want to make sure you're working towards some kind of a goal aside
> from just playing each game.

Alright man. I'll beat all 5 "goals", that will take a basic mastery of each game. So don't put any pinball games yet I guess.

Cevil
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19-Mar(#77)
#12 Orphen: Scion of Sorcery PlayStation 2
Gypsy
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19-Mar(#78)
Cevil wrote:
> #12 Orphen: Scion of Sorcery PlayStation 2

It's been so long since I played this, I just remember the graphics were very chonky.
Cevil
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19-Mar(#79)
Yeah the graphics weren't great. Maybe they were good in the year 2000 but not today. I didn't own a PS2 growing up so it was a new experience for me. Probably not a good PS2 title to start with haha.
Gypsy
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19-Mar(#80)
I remember being disappointed at the time. Felt close to a PS1 game visually and honestly there are much more visually appealing games on PS1.

Are you looking for any recommendations on PS2?
ErickRPG
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19-Mar(#81)
I remember Orphan as a good "I've run out of other RPGS to play" game. It's not bad. Just "ok".

Renaissance2K
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20-Mar(#82)
Checking off another platform and another game in the LittleBigPlanet franchise, I finished LittleBigPlanet PSVita tonight for the PlayStation Vita.


I hate to be a spoil sport, but the touch controls totally kill this game. Not in the way the waggle made Twilight Princess slightly inconvenient or Sixaxis steering made a handful of racing games touchy... As magnificent as the Vita is/was, you can't move a sentient sack around with normal gamepad controls while you're slapping two sides of a touch-sensitive portable to manipulate his environment. It also doesn't help that the game's touch sensitivity doesn't seem to be dialed in perfectly as the in-game targets don't respond as seamlessly as other parts of the Vita's UI.

Ignoring the dreaded green and blue panels that mean you're going to be poking things, LittleBigPlanet Vita is lodged somewhere between 1 and 2 on the gameplay spectrum. It has 2's spruced-up cutscenes and flirts with some interesting gadgets, but it doesn't turn up the volume enough to be a full jump forward from the original. On the upside, The Unbelievable Otis is really the first LittleBigPlanet supporting character I gave half a damn about, and his "Three Wheel Tracks" level may be my favorite in the entire series, thanks to how much of a blast the titular vehicle is to drive.


After tearing out two big chunks of LittleBigPlanet Karting, it looks like the end of the game - and the entire LittleBigPlanet binge - is in sight, and the curtain will likely fall on Monday. It's been quite the trip. Then, it's back to Final Fantasy XII and Lunar until we have some new Games of the Month on the docket.

SupremeSarna
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20-Mar(#83)
I just finished Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. I cleared all the challenges years ago, and I've now completed Classic mode on 9.0 difficulty with every character. Smash Bros. isn't a game you beat in the traditional sense, but given the sheer dedication required to beat its main singleplayer with everyone on the toughest difficulty, I'd call this beaten.

@Antipop Since I've been playing my New 3DS, can you switch all my existing 3DS games over to Nintendo New 3DS? Just leave Nintendo 3DS blank for now--I'll fill it in before long.
Cevil
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20-Mar(#84)
@gypsy

Sure. I've got the Xenosaga games I think I'm going to try next. Or maybe I'll finally try Devil May Cry
Gypsy
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20-Mar(#85)
Cevil wrote:
> @gypsy
>
> Sure. I've got the Xenosaga games I think I'm going to try next. Or maybe I'll finally
> try Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry 3 is the best one. I would say just skip 2 lol.

Some games I would recommend: Ar Tonelico 1/2, Atelier Iris 1/2/3, Bujingai The Forsaken City (it's like Devil May Cry, but with Gackt lmao), Chaos Legion, Dark Cloud 1/2, Dragon Quest VIII, Eternal Ring, Extermination, Growlanser Generations, Ico, Kuon, Mana Khemia 1/2, Maximo (both of em), Outrun 2006 Coast to Coast, Radiata Stories, Rogue Galaxy,Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, Shadow of Destiny, Shadow of Rome, Shadow of the Colossus, Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne/DDS 1/2/Devil Summoner 1/2/Persona 3/4, Shining Force Neo/Exa, Shining Tears, Siren, Suikoden 3/5 (you could play 4 but it's like DMC 2, why), Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Legendia, Valkyrie Profile 2, Wild Arms 3/5 (4 again, is pretty suck).

Some of these probably have outrageous prices now, I'm mostly just recommending them as games, but stuff like Kuon really isn't worth the asking price though it is fantastic. I slanted towards JRPGs since you seem to be into that as well. Growlanser Generations and Mana Khemia 2 get my highest recommendations.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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20-Mar(#86)
If you like Rockstar games, Bully on PS2 is a fun one. I'm actually replaying it now myself.

Cevil wrote:
> @gypsy
>
> Sure. I've got the Xenosaga games I think I'm going to try next. Or maybe I'll finally
> try Devil May Cry
Cevil
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20-Mar(#87)
@Gypsy

Thanks! I don't have a massive PS2 collection but I've gotten some good games for cheap over the years so I'm trying to play those first. A few of the games you mentioned I do have though like Valkyrie Profile 2, Dark Cloud 2, Shadow of Rome, etc. Mostly I just have inexpensive/crappy titles though. I'm trying to play more PS2 since I found Xenosaga 1-3 for dirt cheap so I kinda feel obligated to play those at a minimum.
Cevil
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20-Mar(#88)
@Bleed_DukeBlue

oooo I have that one too, I do want to play it.
Gypsy
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20-Mar(#89)
@Cevil Nice. Xenosaga 3 is the best one, imo. But of course the story is continual so it's worth playing them in order.
Archer
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20-Mar(#90)
Game #24
Bugsnax - PlayStation 5

I didn't like this as much as @kommie but it was funny in parts. Very easy game.

Also noodler needs to be reported as a sex offender. (listen to the whole thing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO7LTFuLb9E&list=P...
Kommie
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20-Mar(#91)
Even if you weren't crazy on it, it is a super easy game/Platinum.

Archer
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20-Mar(#92)
You secretly work for the Grumpinati don't you.
Kommie
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20-Mar(#93)
That's something someone who works for the Grumpinati would think.....


Archer
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20-Mar(#94)
Game #25
The Quiet Man - PlayStation 4

What a piece of fudging host trash this game is. Utter garbage. Complete crap. Waste of $3.49. And complete waste of 3 hours of my life.
Gypsy
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20-Mar(#95)
Oh my god it is 5/10 on Steam (which basically means 1/10) and 28% Metacritic with a 1.8 user score.
Archer
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* 20-Mar(#96)
Yeah, I should have taken @kommie at his word. I figured he just hates these kind of games, and I generally like them. But oh my god. It is soooo bad.

I'm not sure what my favorite worst part of the game is. The 20 minute movies with no sound that you can't skip, and you have no fudging clue what is going on. Or the horrific combat. Specifically the hit boxes in the combat seeming to be completely random from second to second.
Kommie
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20-Mar(#97)
Honestly I was playing The Quiet Man on my computer through Remote Play and fudging around on the internet during the cut scenes cause it's that bad. Also, there's a trophy for beating the game without getting hit and only 5 people have it. Combat is garbage and takes up 40 minutes out of the 2 1/2-3 hours. Combat is garbage cause some enemies can only be killed in certain annoying ways. Also, you can beat it again with dialogue and stuff but it's not worth it. I played it from pure curiosity sake thinking, it can't be that bad.... It is. At least it's only 3 hours though.

Dasgessabel
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* 21-Mar(#98)
Beat a few games in my time away from this thread.

Little Nightmares 2 Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Loved this game more than the first one, it ironed out some kinks and looks even more amazing. Way more intense sequences as well, and even some light combat areas thrown in for good measure. I admire the game's ability to tell a story without words and if you enjoy puzzle platformers, I cannot recommend the first one and this one enough. One of my recent favorites for sure

The Gardens Between Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - another puzzler, involving playing with time to manipulate the game world to continue on. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would as well, and some of the environment puzzles had me thinking for a few minutes. Easy 1000 achievement too, overall.

Lords of the Fallen Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - played this back in the day but never finished. Saw it on GP and tried it again. Its a Souls clone, but not nearly as finely tuned and a lot cheaper at times. Combat tracking by enemies is kinda nonsense, so dodging can be very hit or miss (quite literally). The armor designs in this game are some of the most metal looking suits I've ever seen though, so kudos to whomever was working on armor designs - From Software needs to hire that/those guys. Not sure if I'm gonna go for all achievements, because map design is another weakness this game has. The level design is kinda awful to me and traversal is a pain once you get a decent ways in. Played it through as cleric, could technically go through again as warrior and rogue but ill save that for another time.

If we counted the getting the Touryst 100% as part of the grown ass man badge, Lords of the Fallen should give me the 2nd one. Not sure if we ever decided on counting the Touryst for sure (I think @Gypsy was down for it) so I will let ya'll be the judge.

Slickriven
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22-Mar(#99)
23rd overall, 7th of March, 1st Game Boy (is 13th platform)
TMNT2: Back from the Sewers
As a brawler it would count towards the Pile Drivin' badge, but I already have it.

This is just more TMNT goodness for the most part. There were a few sections that were annoying with endlessly spawning mousers and other foes, but overall it wasn't too bad. Super Shredder was the worst boss as I couldn't really sort out where my positioning needed to be or how to avoid taking a hit from him consistently. He was a lot more challenging vs. Krang as the final boss just a little bit further, basically Super Shredder was a mini or mid-stage boss.

I used all 4 turtles across the game as end of level damage would persist, though there was a bonus game to earn some of it back. I used save states as well and that could have been a little of my frustration with S-Shredder as I wanted to keep as much health as possible since I knew he wasn't the final boss. Besides that fight and 1 prior level where I was taking too much damage, I didn't use save states much outside of essentially saving normal progress.

After beating the first GameBoy TMNT title last year, then TMNT4 on SNES earlier this month, and now this game - I might look to beat a few more old school TMNT titles.

Antipop
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22-Mar(#100)
@Slickriven I believe I read that the third Turtles entry on Game Boy is a little more explorative in nature. Kinda piqued my interest, tbh.
Slickriven
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22-Mar(#101)
@Antipop Good to know, 3rd one is sub-titled Radical Rescue... I'll try to give it a go soon and report back.

Archer
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22-Mar(#102)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Lords of the Fallen Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - played this back in the day but never finished. Saw
> it on GP and tried it again. Its a Souls clone, but not nearly as finely tuned and
> a lot cheaper at times. Combat tracking by enemies is kinda nonsense, so dodging
> can be very hit or miss (quite literally). The armor designs in this game are some
> of the most metal looking suits I've ever seen though, so kudos to whomever was working
> on armor designs - From Software needs to hire that/those guys. Not sure if I'm gonna
> go for all achievements, because map design is another weakness this game has. The
> level design is kinda awful to me and traversal is a pain once you get a decent ways
> in. Played it through as cleric, could technically go through again as warrior and
> rogue but ill save that for another time.
>

I enjoyed this for what it was back in the day. But it is not a great game overall. But oddly it is one of the few souls clones that I actually enjoyed enough to finish. For some reason I can't get into many of the souls clones. At the time when this one came out, it was the first one. Which is probably why I finished it. I think my favorite one though is a small indie one called Ashen. Its fairly short game. And its some what easy in NG until you get close to the end. And then the difficulty spikes up. NG+ is hard as crap.
Dasgessabel
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22-Mar(#103)
@Archer its a cool game on its own but it definitely shows some lack of polish. Cleric is a fun class because of the heals, I can avoid using potions most of the time if I time my heals right, and the reflect damage it has also is a nice touch.
JD
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22-Mar(#104)
Mario Party 6 for Gamecube done
Only if i can get more jp Gamecube games off here instead of ebay

Kommie
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22-Mar(#105)
Archer wrote:
>
>
> I enjoyed this for what it was back in the day. But it is not a great game overall.
> But oddly it is one of the few souls clones that I actually enjoyed enough to finish.
> For some reason I can't get into many of the souls clones. At the time when this
> one came out, it was the first one. Which is probably why I finished it. I think
> my favorite one though is a small indie one called Ashen. Its fairly short game.
> And its some what easy in NG until you get close to the end. And then the difficulty
> spikes up. NG+ is hard as crap.

So Ashen is good? Been on my radar for awhile but I can't even name one good Souls like clone that is 3D. Although I will try Mortal Shell at some point. The few hours I played of Remant From the Ashes were good though, for a Dark Souls with guns game. It's lacking some Souls stuff though. Hollow Knight and Blasphemous do a good amazing job, but they're 2D Metroidvanias.


Archer
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22-Mar(#106)
Kommie wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>>
>>
>> I enjoyed this for what it was back in the day. But it is not a great game overall.
>> But oddly it is one of the few souls clones that I actually enjoyed enough to
> finish.
>> For some reason I can't get into many of the souls clones. At the time when this
>> one came out, it was the first one. Which is probably why I finished it. I think
>> my favorite one though is a small indie one called Ashen. Its fairly short game.
>> And its some what easy in NG until you get close to the end. And then the difficulty
>> spikes up. NG+ is hard as crap.
>
> So Ashen is good? Been on my radar for awhile but I can't even name one good Souls
> like clone that is 3D. Although I will try Mortal Shell at some point. The few hours
> I played of Remant From the Ashes were good though, for a Dark Souls with guns game.
> It's lacking some Souls stuff though. Hollow Knight and Blasphemous do a good amazing
> job, but they're 2D Metroidvanias.
>
>
>

I liked Ashen a lot. I even re-bought it recently to play it on PS5. It was a timed xbox exclusive for like 2 years or something. Its on the easier side. I got the 100% on xbox when it came out. It has its own mechanics, it isn't a true souls clone. Just in terms of the combat really. You also have followers who will help you, which is what makes it a bit on the easy side. As you do their side quests they follow you around. They die a lot too though. You also don't level up. Just upgrade weapons and you get bonuses for killing bosses that you can equip (pendants or something like that) to give you boosts to your HP or damage or what ever. And it costs "souls" to do it, even swapping them out. It is probably the best indie souls clone I've played. I liked it much better than any of the 2d ones. There is another one very similar to this one called Decay of Logos. Its harder than Ashen, but I didn't think it was as good as Ashen.

Also Mortal Shell is terrible.
Kommie
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22-Mar(#107)
The idea of a 3D Souls being better than Hollow Knight or Blasphemous is quite intriguing. I wasn't sold on the Mortal Shell demo, but I also didn't want to bother fully grasping new mechanics for a demo.

tonymack21
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* 22-Mar(#108)
Gypsy wrote:
> Cevil wrote:
>> @Gypsy @Cevil
>>
>> Sure. I've got the Xenosaga games I think I'm going to try next. Or maybe I'll
> finally
>> try Devil May Cry
>
> Devil May Cry 3 is the best one. I would say just skip 2 lol.
>
> Some games I would recommend: Ar Tonelico 1/2, Atelier Iris 1/2/3, Bujingai The Forsaken
> City (it's like Devil May Cry, but with ostly just recommending them
> as games, but stuff like Kuon really isn't worth the asking price though it is fantastic.
> I slanted towards JRPGs since you seem to be into that as well. Growlanser Generations
> and Mana Khemia 2 get my highest recommendations.

gonna add final fantasy 10 and 10-2 to this list, 10-2 is pretty divisive among the fan base but its a fun game to play. cant recomend radiata stories and ar tonelico enough either. soooo good. Also going to add shadow hearts 1 and 2, 2 is one of the best rpgs for the system, its story does come off part 1 so its worth playing. 3 is a new cast and setting and isnt nearly as good but if you love the first two and just want more of that style you could play it.

also second that suikoden 4 is poop.




Gypsy
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22-Mar(#109)
Ar Tonelico 1 and 2 are great. We don't talk about Qoga. Not on PS2 but Ar Nosurge was also good.

I still need to play through FFX and X-2 and actually beat them looool.
Archer
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22-Mar(#110)
Kommie wrote:
> The idea of a 3D Souls being better than Hollow Knight or Blasphemous is quite intriguing.
> I wasn't sold on the Mortal Shell demo, but I also didn't want to bother fully grasping
> new mechanics for a demo.
>
>

I never played those two. I'm not a big fan of metroidvania style games in general. The only two 2d ones I've tried are salt and sanctuary and dead cells. I didn't like either of them. The two you listed I don't think I'd consider a souls clone in 2d. Those seem like pure metroidvania games.
Kommie
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22-Mar(#111)
Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts: Covenant are the best RPG's on the PS2. I plan to re-play them this year. It's been a very long time. From the New World is good too, it's just when it came out the fan base I think expected it to somehow connect to the first 2, and that never happened. It's great in it's own little way though. They are on the expensive side though, if you plan to buy them.

tonymack21
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* 22-Mar(#112)
Gypsy wrote:
> Ar Tonelico 1 and 2 are great. We don't talk about Qoga. Not on PS2 but Ar Nosurge
> was also good.
>
> I still need to play through FFX and X-2 and actually beat them looool.

lol. X has really stood the test of time for me, i have played it many times over the years and love it every time. only played 10-2 a couple times not quite the same magic but it is fun.

i want another game in spira one day but i dont want FFX-3, I am good with them leaving that alone.. at least until we see how FF7 "remake" turns out

Kommie
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22-Mar(#113)
Archer wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> The idea of a 3D Souls being better than Hollow Knight or Blasphemous is quite
> intriguing.
>> I wasn't sold on the Mortal Shell demo, but I also didn't want to bother fully
> grasping
>> new mechanics for a demo.
>>
>>
>
> I never played those two. I'm not a big fan of metroidvania style games in general.
> The only two 2d ones I've tried are salt and sanctuary and dead cells. I didn't like
> either of them. The two you listed I don't think I'd consider a souls clone in 2d.
> Those seem like pure metroidvania games.

They're Soulslike in the cryptic storytelling, nothing is really ever exposition dumped on you, ever. As well as dying mechanic.


Archer
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22-Mar(#114)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Ar Tonelico 1 and 2 are great. We don't talk about Qoga. Not on PS2 but Ar Nosurge
>> was also good.
>>
>> I still need to play through FFX and X-2 and actually beat them looool.
>
> lol. X has really stood the test of time for me, i have played it many times over
> the years and love it every time. only played 10-2 a couple times not quite the
> same magic but it is fun.
>
> i want another game in spira one day but i dont want FFX-3, I am good with them leaving
> that alone.. at least until we see how FF7 "remake" turns out
>
>

X-2 is the only non MMO FF game I've never played. It just looked terrible, so I never bothered. But I only ever see good things about it from people who played it.
Gypsy
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22-Mar(#115)
Kommie wrote:
> Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts: Covenant are the best RPG's on the PS2. I plan to
> re-play them this year. It's been a very long time. From the New World is good too,
> it's just when it came out the fan base I think expected it to somehow connect to
> the first 2, and that never happened. It's great in it's own little way though. They
> are on the expensive side though, if you plan to buy them.
>
>

Don't have to rebuy if you just have a crap ton of awesome PS2 games.

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tonymack21 wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Ar Tonelico 1 and 2 are great. We don't talk about Qoga. Not on PS2 but Ar Nosurge
>> was also good.
>>
>> I still need to play through FFX and X-2 and actually beat them looool.
>
> lol. X has really stood the test of time for me, i have played it many times over
> the years and love it every time. only played 10-2 a couple times not quite the
> same magic but it is fun.
>
> i want another game in spira one day but i dont want FFX-3, I am good with them leaving
> that alone.. at least until we see how FF7 "remake" turns out
>
>

Yeah I've heard great things and I had tried it before, but probably wasn't in the right mind set. I intend to get to it, but need to play Ys IX and others still. Pain.
Kommie
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22-Mar(#116)
Is FF X-2 the, I'm gonna change my clothes mid battle and magically have different moves game? or is that one of the FF13's? i never played anything after 9.

Kommie
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22-Mar(#117)
Gypsy wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts: Covenant are the best RPG's on the PS2. I plan
> to
>> re-play them this year. It's been a very long time. From the New World is good
> too,
>> it's just when it came out the fan base I think expected it to somehow connect
> to
>> the first 2, and that never happened. It's great in it's own little way though.
> They
>> are on the expensive side though, if you plan to buy them.
>>
>>
>
> Don't have to rebuy if you just have a crap ton of awesome PS2 games.
>
>
|

The Shadow Hearts games and Koudelka are some of the few games in my "collection". I never got into buying every game, or every game from X genre sort of thing. Breath of Fire 3 is also in my menial collection.


tonymack21
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* 22-Mar(#118)
Archer wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> Ar Tonelico 1 and 2 are great. We don't talk about Qoga. Not on PS2 but Ar Nosurge
> |>> was also good.
> |>>
> |>> I still need to play through FFX and X-2 and actually beat them looool.
>>
>> lol. X has really stood the test of time for me, i have played it many times
> over
>> the years and love it every time. only played 10-2 a couple times not quite the
>> same magic but it is fun.
>>
>> i want another game in spira one day but i dont want FFX-3, I am good with them
> leaving
>> that alone.. at least until we see how FF7 "remake" turns out
>>
>>
>
> X-2 is the only non MMO FF game I've never played. It just looked terrible, so I
> never bothered. But I only ever see good things about it from people who played it.
>

its somewhat meaningful if youre attached to the characters and world and teh gameplay is fun, its silly though, not nearly as serious as the tone of X

tonymack21
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22-Mar(#119)
Kommie wrote:
> Is FF X-2 the, I'm gonna change my clothes mid battle and magically have different
> moves game? or is that one of the FF13's? i never played anything after 9.
>
>

yes lol

Cevil
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* 22-Mar(#120)
#13 Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS

A good game but it felt lacking in some areas, but I guess that is to be expected since it's a remake of the first game. Awakening is still my favorite in the fire emblem series.

@tonymack21 thanks for the suggestions. I do have Final Fantasy X. Just so many RPG's to play, gah!
tonymack21
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* 22-Mar(#121)
Cevil wrote:
> #13 Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS
>
> A good game but it felt lacking in some areas, but I guess that is to be expected
> since it's a remake of the first game. Awakening is still my favorite in the fire
> emblem series.
>
> @tonymack21 thanks for the suggestions. I do have Final Fantasy X. Just so many RPG's
> to play, gah!

Ya..it almost killed the series.. the next part..fire emblem 12, new mystery of the emblem didnt come out outside of Japan because shadow dragon did poorly. Awakening was the last chance thankfully it blew up.

Shadow dragon is interestingly a remake of a remake. It'd a remake of fire emblem 3 book 1, a snes title which is a remake of fe1. Fe3 book 2 would be remade as new mystery but we didn't get it. You can get a translated rom though, but its not terribly good either compared to other games in ther series.

FFX is up near the top of the hill. It's so good. I can play it today still adore it. Still in my top 3 or 4 games of all time.

Cevil
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* 22-Mar(#122)
Damn the fire emblem history is a confusing mess. Especially with the odd titles. Didn't know about Fire Emblem 12 though that's cool.
tonymack21
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* 22-Mar(#123)
Cevil wrote:
> Damn the fire emblem history is a confusing mess. Especially with the odd titles.
> Didn't know about Fire Emblem 12 though that's cool.

Haha yes it is. The first one we got in the west is 7. It's a prequel to 6. 4 and 5 go together..but 5 takes place in the middle of 4 and the beginning of the timeskip. 3 is a remake of 1 with some addition. 15 is a remake 2..which takes place in the world of 1 but a different continent. 13 is also in that world and you play as the descendants of Marth of caeda fighting against the descendants of alm and Celica. its wild.


Cevil
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22-Mar(#124)
>_< I'm not even going to try and understand the chronology. I've already got a headache just from reading your explanation haha. If it didn't get a north american release I don't care about it!
tonymack21
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* 22-Mar(#125)
Cevil wrote:
> >_< I'm not even going to try and understand the chronology. I've already got a
> headache just from reading your explanation haha. If it didn't get a north american
> release I don't care about it!

Lol. They all have good translations you can play if you ever want to. The gem is FE4, genealogy of the holy War. It was the first one to do child units and stuff way back in like 96. If it had come here it might be talked about alongside the final fantasys and other great snes games. It's aged obviously and plays real slow. Three houses is heavily inspired by it.. there is even a character called the flame emperor and the characters have holy blood which inspired three houses crests. Also a timeskip

Gypsy
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22-Mar(#126)
Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn are sooo fudging good. Like I can replay any Fire Emblem or SRW game but those are on another level for me.
tonymack21
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22-Mar(#127)
Oh ya.. 9 and 10 go together with 10 being the sequel this time as opposed to 6 and 7. Both are still so great. One of the best casts in the series.

There are some patches you can put on the roms for those which are great like global enemy range and other improvements. I do speed these up to like 130% they are a little slow especially fe9

Cevil
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22-Mar(#128)
I haven't played Path of Radiance or Radiant Dawn unfortunately. I would like to remedy that in the future.

@tonymack21 Thanks for the suggestions. I'm interested but I know absolutely nothing about emulation or fan translations or where to even get those. My knowledge is zero. Always just stuck to physical and what I have is what I play.
tonymack21
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* 22-Mar(#129)
Ya those are both real good. Radiant dawn is a bit of slog through chapter 1 ...worst characters ever aside from Jill sothe and volug. But then it gets super sick.

sharif
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23-Mar(#130)
We talking Fire Emblem in here? Hell yeah. Path of Radiance is gonna be my Gamecube clear this year, it's been aaaaaages since I played it.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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23-Mar(#131)
#33 down: Super Mario 3-D World on Wii U. I enjoyed this a lot more than Super Mario Odyssey (which I beat before this). The gameplay was much more like old school Mario games but with 3-D platforming and some fun additions like the cat suit.
Slickriven
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23-Mar(#132)
@Antipop I just tried out TMNT3 Radical Rescue on Game Boy and it's a good bit different vs. the first two GB releases. Not a fan of being forced to only use Mike as the Rescue part seemingly implies you're rescuing the other 3. Granted using Mike gives you a slow fall by 'helicoptering' your num-chuk. It is not linear and I only played for ~5 mins but I wasn't 100% sure where to go.

A dislike is that as soon as an enemy spawn point goes off screen, they can/will spawn anew if you return to that section. But I liked that when you pickup a full pizza it goes into your 'inventory' of which there seems to be 3 spots and you only consume it if you take enough damage to lose all of your health, so a full pizza is more useful. Some foes also drop a slice that I think restores 3 health, but you only have like 6-8 hits at least early on.

It does look a lot nicer and seems to play faster. I'll have to give it some more time.

Renaissance2K
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* 23-Mar(#133)
Ending the LittleBigPlanet marathon menace, I completed LittleBigPlanet Karting for the PlayStation 3 last night.


You know a mascot has reached legendary status when it gets its own kart racer. I remember when the game was announced. It wasn't that people weren't excited about the game - it's a kart racer with a quirky aesthetic and an emphasis on creating and sharing content - but there was this overwhelming sense of "Okay... but why?"

The problem is Sony had already released ModNation Racers two years earlier. Big first-party backing from Sony? Check. Quirky aesthetic? Check. Emphasis on creating and sharing content? Check. I didn't get very deep into the game, but I remember it being a fun racer with more than a passing nod to Mario Kart and other bright, colorful mascot racers.

LittleBigPlanet Karting does all the same tricks that ModNation Racer did, but it doesn't do them as well. Though a couple of pre-made tracks go all-in on special effects and colors, the art style - and all its instances of "I just threw this together using cardboard and duct tape" simulacra - just looks drab and unfinished when you're speeding by it in a go-kart. Speed and acceleration feel inconsistent, as is the game's frame rate. And I swear that the game inherited some of the platforming games' stickiness when it comes to surfaces and edges. It just doesn't feel as good.

One of the key components of the LittleBigPlanet that never sat well with me is how your item collection - and, by extension, your ability to create compelling content - was directly tied to your platforming ability. If the piece you needed was gated by some tricky platforming segment or one that required cooperation from other players, you're going to compromise your vision. In contract, being a great racer in LittleBigPlanet Karting actually does the inverse: if you're a great racer that respects the racing line, looks for shortcuts, and optimizes opponent takedowns, you're likely going to encounter fewer prize packs that enhance your construction library. You'll probably get fewer points, too, but I couldn't tell you what good those do, especially now that the leaderboards are broken.

Speaking of those opponent takedowns... I've never been much of a hater of Mario Kart or its equalizing weapons, but so many of Karting's weapons just feel unfair. Half of them disintegrate your vehicle, which makes recovery take a really long time, and another half just feel useless unless the CPU racers are using them. You have the ability to defend yourself with nearly every pickup, but there just aren't enough of them to consistently keep yourself protected, and you're likely going to need to use them to close the unfair advantage the racer in front of you has accumulated. This is either brilliance in game balancing or just evenly distributing disappointment, but it left a bitter taste in my mouth in all events except for Battle Mode, which is actually quite a bit of fun.


With a little more than a week left in the month, I should be able to get a few hours in of Lunar and Final Fantasy XII, hopefully getting me closer to finishing those off. More likely than not, though, I'll be diving into next month's Games of the Month before the credits start rolling.

Dasgessabel
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23-Mar(#134)
Gone on a tangent of shorter adventure/puzzle games lately, been wanting something more relaxed and easy going since work has been hectic. I'll get back to REAL game playing soon raspberry

Full Throttle Remastered Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Never played the original, but this was pretty cool. Dug the music, writing was solid, and had some fantastic voice acting credits to its name. It's short and easy enough to grab all the achievements too if you're into that sort of thing.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Another one I never played the original. I played part of this with the sound off because of an achievement where you had to leave this one song running for the duration of the game. It got old fast. But it's another short one (3 hours or so) with easy achievements. Some genuinely funny moments scattered throughout.

What Remains of Edith Finch Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Heard of this but never played it and I didn't expect to like it much, but I was surprised. There's some really cool gameplay mechanics hidden in the various stories you experience and some really sad tales connected to these experiences. It was very well done and I got absorbed more than I initially thought I would.
tonymack21
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23-Mar(#135)
sharif wrote:
> We talking Fire Emblem in here? Hell yeah. Path of Radiance is gonna be my Gamecube
> clear this year, it's been aaaaaages since I played it.
>
>

FE7 or 8 is going to be my gba clear, ive never finished either, emulators have opened up handheld only games to me for sure, my neck and hands just cant do it, my hands go to sleep if i try to play laying down and my neck gets hurt from looking down at a handheld, so its been great finally playing alot of previously handheld only games on a monitor

dunno001
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23-Mar(#136)
sharif wrote:
> We talking Fire Emblem in here? Hell yeah. Path of Radiance is gonna be my Gamecube
> clear this year, it's been aaaaaages since I played it.

This reminds me, I still need to fire up my Japanese copy to play on Maniac difficulty. I find it funny that the US got Easy, Normal, and Hard for PoR, but it was Easy, Normal, Maniac for RD...
Slickriven
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24-Mar(#137)
24th overall, 8th of March, 1st PlayStation 3 (is 14th platform)
Little Big Planet 2: Special Edition
Don't see how this doesn't fit under Hoppin' & Boppin' - sure there are some other aspects, but 75% or more is just a side-scrolling hop-bopping activity. That's 1 game towards that badge.

No different than Ren2k and a few others, I've endured this crap-fest 90% for Frank's GotM and 10% to get a clear on my PS3. This earns an easy 3/10 score from me. The controls are just rubbish, it's so floaty at times and you get stuck on ledges/edges way too easily. I skipped 90% of the 'story' as I really couldn't get into it, which felt weird since I never really skip story elements but I simply wanted to be done with it. Very little was a positive or 'pro' from me, didn't care for the music or much at all.
They did try to incorporate many different things into the title, but too often they felt essentially stolen from other games and not done as well since even the platforming was poor. I mean they throw in on-rails shooting, vertical and horizontal shump, top-down racing, heck even a straight from Mario Sunshine water backpack/hat thing. I get that they wanted to showcase how you, the consumer, who just paid potentially $60 really ought to build your own darn game with these great tools, but the servers are all dead so you can't access other levels or scores. Even so that concept never resonated with me.

I am glad that I can now cross it off of my list/backlog, so I do thank Frank for that as I got this title bundled with my PS3. There are 6 worlds with 7 levels each (save for the final's only 5) and you only have to beat 5 'main' levels to move the story along. I stuck to only beating the required 5 except for maybe 3-5 that I gave a go on early in the game. You do need to unlock the 2/world extra stages by finding keys in the core levels and I missed 1-2 of those. I do think that I might give the game another go and play the remaining 6+ side levels to feel more completed on the game. There are also some 2-player side levels that I won't bother with.

Cevil
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24-Mar(#138)
@Slickriven you're on a roll
Slickriven
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24-Mar(#139)
Thanks @Cevil - I've landed on an average of 8/month so far and want to keep up that pace. Granted as the weather/temp is starting to nicer I'm starting to want to get outside more and work on some projects around my house. So time will tell if I can keep up that average.

EB
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24-Mar(#140)
Another iOS game down: Device 6.

One of the best mobile games of all time. Uses the format to its fullest, if not beyond. It's a cross between puzzle game and interactive ebook, and it works so well. Simogo is one of the most underrated developers out there: both this and Sayonara Wild Hearts are masterpieces.

SupremeSarna
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24-Mar(#141)
The Nintendo Wii U is done! It was great replaying New Super Luigi U for the first time since high school--2014! I didn't appreciate it as much as I should've back then, but I corrected that mistake now. NSLU is an excellent NSMB. It beats the Wii and Mario U versions at least. I'm a major supporter of the DS and 3DS ones.

It's refreshing having weird physics and a focus on difficulty this time around. It also reminded me that the Year of Luigi happened in 2013. Remember that? The year they released Luigi's Mansion 2, a Mario & Luigi RPG, and a bunch of Mario games that were turned Luigi-centric with little work? A cool idea, but it could've had a better execution. It resulted in fun games, at least.

What other Nintendo characters should have a year? Princess Zelda? Meta Knight? Diddy Kong? Slippy Toad?
Bleed_DukeBlue
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25-Mar(#142)
#34 down: Bowser's Fury on Switch. This was pretty decent. It had some interesting new mechanics, and the boss sequences were a little repetitive but epic the first time and interesting again the last time.
Kommie
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25-Mar(#143)
Game #20 PlayStation 4 Little Nightmares - Enjoyed this despite being short, although for what it is the length is fine. Will probably buy the DLC and beat that before opening my copy of 2.

Dasgessabel
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25-Mar(#144)
Kommie wrote:
> Game #20 PlayStation 4 Little Nightmares - Enjoyed this despite being short, although for
> what it is the length is fine. Will probably buy the DLC and beat that before opening
> my copy of 2.
>
>

I love both of these games. 2nd game is a good bit better than the first, in my opinion. A few more mechanics and ideas and a pretty good story told in the same style. You'll have to tell me how you rank it when you beat the 2nd one
Lunar
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26-Mar(#145)
Super Nintendo TMNT IV



Antipop
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26-Mar(#146)
Alright, updated!

@Scott I went ahead and added TMNT IV to your list.
Scott
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26-Mar(#147)
@Antipop Thanks. I actually have two other games I've beaten as well, just haven't found the time to finish typing up my thoughts on them. I'll try to get to that today.
Scott
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* 26-Mar(#148)
NES -
SNES - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
N64 - Super Mario 64
GC -
Wii -
Wii U -
Switch - Bowser's Fury
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Pokemon Diamond
3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
360 -
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

5/19 - Unique systems
6 - Total games


A Link Between Worlds

I've been wanting to re-play this game for a long time, since I had only played it once, when it first released. But, I've also had this thing going for a very long time now where I was trying to re-play all of the 2D Zelda games in order, so I had to finish all of those first before I could play this one again. I started once several years back but only made it about halfway, through the Oracle games. By the time I was finally ready to get back to it, it had been so long that I decided to take it from the top again lol That was around 2017 or 2018. Anyway, I finally made it all the way through and was able to play A Link Between Worlds for a second time, and boy did it not disappoint! This game was such a great sequel to A Link to the Past. Things are similar enough to hit those ALttP nostalgia strings, yet it still feels like a brand new game. Even the overworld is changed up enough to keep things fresh. The wall merge was a great mechanic and they really made good use of it throughout the entire game. Part of me didn't like how you just buy most of the items, instead of getting them in dungeons. But, I did like how each dungeon was focused primarily around one item, and that item was utilized right from the start, not AFTER you finally find it in the dungeon. The mini-games were great, probably the best of any 2D Zelda game. I also really liked how you could upgrade most of the major items. Finally, I really liked collecting the Maiamais.

Now for a few cons...I really didn't care for the non-linear dungeon order overall. I did like the one benefit of them I mentioned previously, but aside from that, I prefer more of a set order for completing the dungeons. Part of this is so that the difficulty can ramp up as you progress, but with the way they did it in this game, the dungeons all had to be about equal difficulty, so that you could tackle them at any time. Another thing I didn't care for is how you basically just do dungeon after dungeon once you reach the dark world, just like in A Link to the Past. I prefer how most of the other 2D Zelda games flow, where in between each dungeon there's some kind of task or sidequest you have to complete that develops the story and/or opens up access to the next dungeon.

The cons really didn't take away from my overall enjoyment of this game, they're more how I prefer Zelda games to be setup. This is easily a 10/10 game for me. I'm planning to do an updated Zelda ranking soon, it's going to be tough to decide where this one goes. It's definitely in my top 3 though, along with Link's Awakening and A Link to the Past.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Hard mode, solo)

Beating this game on Hard mode, solo, has been something I've wanted to do for a very long time. I remember trying it a few times as a kid but could never make it further than Starbase, usually dying at the Krang fight. It's been on my to-do list, but I never made time for it. It was so satisfying to finally complete it! This game actually does a good job of increasing the difficulty from Normal to Hard. There are more enemies throughout the levels (and more of the more difficult enemies), plus the bosses have more difficult attack patterns. There also seemed to be less pizzas throughout the levels, and enemies seemed to deal more damage, but it's been a little while since the last time I played on Normal so I can't say for sure. I didn't think Slash could be any more annoying, but somehow he is on Hard mode. Also, the Shredder fight is ridiculous! He moves so fast, the window to actually get a hit in on him is almost non-existent. Plus his green attack is so brutal (insta-death) and has way too large of a hit window.


Bowser's Fury

I was a little thrown off by this one at first, but I quickly got into it and enjoyed it a ton. It did feel a bit like a mix between Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Odyssey, but more SM3DW. I liked how they incorporated so many different types of platforming into the game, it constantly felt like I was doing something new. I also liked having access to so many power-ups. Using Plessie as a way to travel between the different areas was smart. It was fun getting to ride him/her around so much , instead of just a couple levels here and there.

I would have liked to see more of an increase in difficulty, but it was a pretty short game. My only major complaint about the game is that Bowser pops up too much. It's really annoying to be working toward a Cat Shine just for him to pop up and ruin your day, forcing you to start over after you spend several minutes getting rid of him. They should have at least toned it down after you beat him the final time, and let you focus just on collecting the rest of the Cat Shines. Although, you do need him for some of them. They could have made a spot where you just swim up to him and that awakens him.

Overall, I really enjoyed the game. It was fun to try out a new formula. I still can't decide if I would like an entire full-length Mario game in this style, but I'd definitely be willing to try it!

jdwooley14
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26-Mar(#149)
just beat pokemon shield, nuzlocke style

SupremeSarna
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27-Mar(#150)
I have now beaten Castlevania III on Nintendo Switch and Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash on original Nintendo 3DS (not Nintendo New 3DS). I've gotta say, the latter is unfairly hated. Most people looked at it and weren't interested, some played the first world and stopped before it got good, and others watched Scott The Woz nitpick it for 40 minutes on YouTube. I will live and die by my stance that you shouldn't judge a platformer by its first world--it's usually easy, uninspired, and tutorial-heavy, with the interesting stages starting in world 2. If you can see Zip Lash through to the second world, the level design picks up quite pleasantly. It's nowhere near as bad as its reputation would suggest.

Castlevania III is challenging or something.
BloodPuppetX
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27-Mar(#151)
I liked Zip Lash, too.
Slickriven
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27-Mar(#152)
25th overall, 9th of March, 7th Android game
Colorzzle
Another puzzle game, already have badge

After knocking out 6 phone games around the end of January, I wasn't planning on really playing another possibly all year. Then @Frank posted about a few free games in the Hot Deals thread and I grabbed a few and was bored for a spell yesterday and tried this one out.
It only has 117 levels and some are real simple tutorial ones as new things get added to the mix. But a few were more challenging and I enjoyed playing and beating it.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
28-Mar(#153)
26th overall, 10th of March, 1st Game Gear (is 15th platform)
Batman Returns
First towards the Quest for Peace badge

This one is pretty simple and short at only 5 stages, but with 2 paths/stage. I only did one run so far but credits are rolling so it's completed. With as short as it was I'm looking to replay it and take path 2 each time as I took path 1 this run. I think you can pick from 2 weapons too, so if that's true I'll use the other - I forget as I was messing around with some different Batman games a few weeks ago and only decided to continue this one tonight. Game was fairly decent as a basic side-scrolling beat-em-up with Batman traits. I might see about playing more of that era's Batman games.

SupremeSarna
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28-Mar(#154)
Just beat Castlevania on Nintendo Switch. Beating Castlevania III and I in one day? And in the same year as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels? Give me some credit: I have a ton of patience and too much spare time!
jdwooley14
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28-Mar(#155)
ill beat another game sooner or later, im juggling between 4 and they are all super long

SupremeSarna
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28-Mar(#156)
Just beat Castlevania II on Nintendo Switch. I've been motoring through this Castlevania Anniversary Collection, huh?
BloodPuppetX
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28-Mar(#157)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Just beat Castlevania II on Nintendo Switch. I've been motoring through this Castlevania
> Anniversary Collection, huh?

I did the same a couple of years ago. I beat them all except Kid Dracula. Couldn't get past level 7 in that one.
ErickRPG
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28-Mar(#158)
@antipop

beat arcade version TMNT Turtles in Time

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legendrko25
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28-Mar(#159)
I beat bully scholarship edition Microsoft Xbox 360
Slickriven
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28-Mar(#160)
27th overall, 11th of March, 1st Neo Geo (is 16th platform)
Metal Slug
Figure this would have counted towards Pile Drivin' that I already have.

Been on a little bit of a role the last few days, granted the 3 most recent completions have been smaller/shorter in nature. I noticed that my oldest consoles were starting to get completed so I wanted to sort of focus on the older gaps and this completes all of my consoles up to the Saturn, based on Anitpop ordering them by oldest to newest. I also was interested in beating at least 1 game on all of my mini consoles since I have 5 and was otherwise playing my older consoles via emulation on PC with an X1 controller. Figured it's more accurate and fitting for me to play at least something on those 5 consoles. I also beat Metal Slug 2 last year so I figured going for the original this time around was wise. I've got 3 on that mini system so I might beat it eventually as well.

Game was fun and beats up your thumbs mashing the fire button a lot. I used save states to avoid taking damage and thus beat it on 1 life (I think...) and saved likely 85+% of the POWs. I recall playing different releases of this a few times but really only doing the first level, so I went through level 1 with ease. I was only using save states early on at the end of levels b/c I was doing alright, but by the 3rd level I was starting to use them more b/c I was making mistakes and taking damage with unfamiliar waves of enemies and such vs. it being challenging. Finally by the mid-4th stage I was using them to retain progress as I died a good bit in those final 2 levels. The final boss sucked until I realized that I'm pretty sure I needed to hit him vs. just his chopper and getting some 'nades caused me to change my strategy and then I took him out a lot quicker on that final attempt.

Puts me into the lead for platforms covered, nice.

TalonJedi87
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28-Mar(#161)
#32 The Pathless PlayStation 5 such an awesome game. Reminded me of a cross between Zelda Breath of the Wild and Shadow of the Colossus.
ErickRPG
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28-Mar(#162)
another beat em up on my mame machine.

64th Street, a Detective Story
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good beat em up by Jaleco. You can throw guys into the background and break up the walls. I downloaded something called fans of sauce 4.5 yipee kay yay which has 1600 arcade games. I'm never going to play all of them, lol. But I do LOVE arcade beat em ups. It has a nice front end with previews of what the games look like b4 you play. This is a huge upgrade over how I had been playing this machine. And now with a bar stool, it's super comfortable.

EB
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29-Mar(#163)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> #32 The Pathless PlayStation 5 such an awesome game. Reminded me of a cross between Zelda
> Breath of the Wild and Shadow of the Colossus.

I really enjoyed this too. Graphics are amazing and the gameplay is very fun once you nail the rhythm.
ErickRPG
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29-Mar(#164)
Beat Alien Storm, Arcade.

You can tell this is made by Sega. But Golden Axe is better. not terrible. But so many other beat em ups are better.

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ErickRPG
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* 29-Mar(#165)
Another one bites the dust.

arcade - Armored Warriors

Liked it better than I thought I would. I prefer smaller or more nimble characters in brawlers. So the idea of huge clunky mechs was not appealing. However with the various feet and arms you can pick up, it made for some fun varying double tap rush attacks.

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Cevil
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29-Mar(#166)
Erick don't forget to eat and hydrate!
ErickRPG
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29-Mar(#167)
Cevil wrote:
> Erick don't forget to eat and hydrate!

I did eat, but I don't hydrate well. I drink coffee and not much water. Thanks for your concern! I will try to drink more water.

SupremeSarna
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* 29-Mar(#168)
I was in a Castlevania mood, so I went ahead and beat Castlevania: Bloodlines. This one wasn't played on the Collection, unlike the others--I played it on the original Sega Genesis hardware. It's a pricier Castlevania game for sure, but I won a bad-condition copy for relatively cheap back in high school. Went with John Morris on normal mode. I might replay it in expert mode later on to get some use out of Eric Lecarde.

@Antipop If I beat Bloodlines again on the Switch Anniversary Collection, does that count twice? Or is it already covered by this playthrough?
Scott
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29-Mar(#169)
Bloodlines is up next on my Castlevania to-play list.
BloodPuppetX
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29-Mar(#170)
I'd like to play through Bloodlines again using whichever character I didn't pick the first time.
ErickRPG
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29-Mar(#171)
battletoads looks stunning with scanlines. I mean it looks so far above what I've played so far on this arcade machine.

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Haven't beaten it yet, just wanted to share.

Kommie
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29-Mar(#172)
Game #21, JRPG #2 so this goes towards image PC / Windows The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero ---- More of Renee's fudgeed up backstory is revealed in this one. She has some cryptic dialogue in Sky: SC that is confirmed in Sky: TC although, it's missable if you don't do the Doors, but why would you play Sky: TC and not do those doors? Zero is definitely one of the best in the series for one big reason: You only ever really control 4 main heroes at a time. No 10+ party members that you have to always keep leveled up in order to progress when you're forced to use everyone. I really hate that about these games. It's too bad these will never get an official translation though but I must say the Geofront translation feels no different than the XSeed Sky translations.

ErickRPG
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29-Mar(#173)
beat arcade - Battletoads

this is definitely my favorite one so far. I have been going through these alphabetically (if you can tell) but skipping and saving some of the best ones for last. For example, Aliens vs. Predator. But this one surprised me. I'd rate it as the only 5/5 I've played so far today. Graphics are really nice, nice art style. And of course the beat em up is very satisfying. I never played any of the Battletoads on NES, SNES, etc. because I heard they were frustratingly hard. But with an at home arcade machine guess what? Infinite quarters!

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ErickRPG
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29-Mar(#174)
My last one for tonight maybe.

Arcade - 1941

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legendrko25
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29-Mar(#175)
I beat dead rising 2 Microsoft Xbox 360
Archer
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29-Mar(#176)
Game #26
F1 2019 - Microsoft Xbox One

I watched the latest season of Drive to Survive on Netflix the other week (fantastic show about the F1 season from the previous year, kind of a recap/docu-series thing. I no longer watch F1, so this show is amazing to me as I get the whole season wrapped up in 10 episodes of drama). And it made me want to play an F1 game again. And since I wasn't about to spend $60 on last years version, I played this one since it was on gamepass still. Just completed the story/season mode thing. Its been a few years since I've played an F1 game. In this one they tried to have kind of a story mode in the career. You start in F2 and then your rival and team mate in F2 move up with you into F1. Which has no impact on the F1 season at all. It was not thought out very well, or well executed. And after one season (21 long ass races) I'm done with this game. By about race 14 I was over it. But I powered through. I originally signed with HAAS. But after 12 races ended up moving to McLaren. Finished 4th in the constructors with McLaren, and 6th in the what ever the driving standings are called these days. F1 is fun, but hard and long as hell.

After 3 racing games in one month, I'm raced out. I was going to attempt to play Forza 7 as I have yet to play that. But I don't think I can now.
DragonmasterDX
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29-Mar(#177)
Time for an update: Kirby's Adventure in Dreamland Nintendo Entertainment System, and Yoshi's Island Super Nintendo were beaten. Kirby's Adventure in Dreamland was pretty fun, albeit short. It seemed like a longer Kirby's Dreamland Game Boy. The seven worlds could have easily been completed in an afternoon. The Fountain of Dreams was by far the most difficult part of the game, it took me around half a dozen tries to kill that orb before I smashed into the ground.

Yoshi's Island was of course very fun. I have completed the game before maybe about 15 years ago, and I remembered some of the levels being more difficult than they were. The bosses were the best part, my favorite being 3-8 Naval Piranha.

Scott
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30-Mar(#178)
NES -
SNES - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
N64 - Super Mario 64
GC -
Wii -
Wii U -
Switch - Bowser's Fury
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Pokemon Diamond
3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
360 -
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -
MAME - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

6/20 - Unique systems
7 - Total games
Bleed_DukeBlue
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* 30-Mar(#179)
#35 down- Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4. It looks pretty nice, but I found that a lot of the moves were tough for me to pull off. I'm not that great at more technical fighting games. Fortunately, spamming the moves I could figure out worked well enough. I got a $1 trial for PS Now and this was my first game on it.
Renaissance2K
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* 30-Mar(#180)
It took over two months, and we're six weeks removed from Lunar New Year, but I finished Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete on PlayStation.


Last year, answering a call-to-arms from @Lunar and playing through my first non-Square JRPG since Legend of Legaia, I tackled the original Lunar on Sega CD. The game doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it played briskly, was relatively bloat free, and seemed to be a prime example of a game that took good advantage of Sega CD hardware. It was a solid Genesis game with a great soundtrack and seasoned with small anime-style cutscenes; not the pixelated, stamp-sized FMV nonsense that riddled the platform. It was enough to kickstart a franchise, but it was primitive, and the story was functional but oddly-paced, even before you consider how abruptly it ends.

I don't know if I buy the story that Silver Star Story Complete is the story the original developers intended to tell, but the PlayStation remake is a dramatic improvement in nearly every way. While the game is still a 2D top-down RPG like the greatest 16-bit classics, everything is redrawn from scratch to take advantage of the new platform's horsepower and less-restrictive color palette. The script has exploded with new plot details, story expansions, and dialogue that imbues a ton of personality into the characters. Those anime cutscene snippets have been reproduced and expanded in the wake of the late-90s cinematic RPG revolution. The soundtrack has also been completely redone with barely any reference to the original, which I consider a sidestep at best. While the new tunes are certainly more numerous, I had grown really attached to the original, including the synth-heavy intro which seemed to squeeze an entire decade of music into a 90-second FMV.

Playing the game felt like meditation to me, and I mean that in the best way. There weren't any abrupt random battles to discourage exploration or cultivate frustration. Battles still move quickly, and now that abilities and items finally have flavor text, casting a spell is no longer a reminder of how terrible my memory is. The new translation - which a friend from high school adored when the game was first released - does succeed in putting a voice to each of the five characters, which seemed to blend together in the original, but holy crap, how much weed was in the writer's room while the game was being developed? There are so many ridiculous pop-culture references, frat boy one-liners, and 90s radicalisms that my dad brain could barely handle it. I played through the game with the official strategy guide (don't judge me... I already played through the original, and playing through a 90s RPG with the guide is its own special experience) and the guide has the same teenage sense of humor, albeit with even more references to the female anatomy. Seriously, I think this game references boobs more than Dead or Alive.

As much as I enjoyed the game, I'll admit that I spent a lot of this second playthrough wondering what about it turned it into such a beloved classic. It does everything well enough to be a great experience, but it's been ported, remade, and sequelized as much as Spider-Man. Is it really that good? Well, the last quarter of the game - specifically, this version of the game - really lived up to the hype. The stupid 90s dialogue took a backseat to some genuine drama and character development, and the conflict on screen finally started to live up to the conflict referenced by the dialogue. Plus, there's something about Alex and Luna's relationship that elevates it above a great number of two-bit RPG romances. They say that the cardinal rule of writing is to "Show, don't tell" but the adorable, muted romance between the two of them is obvious before the L-word ever comes into the picture.


Until my jacked-up PlayStation with PS1Digital and MODE arrived, I played through Lunar primarily on my PSP as a game I could quickly pick up and play at any moment. With that track now open, I'm planning on picking back up Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, which I started at the end of 2019 but never managed to finish. BioShock is entering the queue soon as well for Frank's Game of the Month thread, but I'm waffling on whether or not I'll play through the game with some XIM-enhanced flavor of Xbox or just the PC version. In any case, that'll be two new platforms to check off in this thread.

ErickRPG
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30-Mar(#181)
beat arcade - Denjin Makai

average beat em up. I gotta start being a bit more selective. 3/5

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ErickRPG
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30-Mar(#182)
Arcade - Burning Fight (beat)

A quality beat em up by SNK. Good sound effects. Good feeling to the kicking and punching. It's no final fight but that's why it's a. . .. . 4/5

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Kommie
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30-Mar(#183)
Maybe I should pump my numbers up with half hour long arcade games as well!

Lunar
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30-Mar(#184)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> It took over two months, and we're six weeks removed from Lunar New Year, but I finished
> Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete on PlayStation.
>

I'm working on this now on my PVM. It's gonna take me half a year probably.

Gypsy
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30-Mar(#185)
Lol @Lunar
ErickRPG
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30-Mar(#186)
Kommie wrote:
> Maybe I should pump my numbers up with half hour long arcade games as well!

go for it! You could play 40+ hour RPGs like me too!

Kommie
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30-Mar(#187)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Maybe I should pump my numbers up with half hour long arcade games as well!
>
> go for it! You could play 40+ hour RPGs like me too!
>
>

Just beat a 50+ hour RPG, so not exactly a foreign thing to me.


Gypsy
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30-Mar(#188)
I thought I would have some more clears, but covid really takes it out of you...
ErickRPG
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30-Mar(#189)
Kommie wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> Maybe I should pump my numbers up with half hour long arcade games as well!
>>
>> go for it! You could play 40+ hour RPGs like me too!
>>
>>
>
> Just beat a 50+ hour RPG, so not exactly a foreign thing to me.

Nice! I'm playing arcade games to keep my mind off my dying cat.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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30-Mar(#190)
Yikes. Sorry about your cat. Losing a pet is the worst.

ErickRPG wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> ErickRPG wrote:
> |>> Kommie wrote:
>> |>> Maybe I should pump my numbers up with half hour long arcade games as well!
> |>>
> |>> go for it! You could play 40+ hour RPGs like me too!
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Just beat a 50+ hour RPG, so not exactly a foreign thing to me.
>
> Nice! I'm playing arcade games to keep my mind off my dying cat.
>
>
ErickRPG
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30-Mar(#191)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Yikes. Sorry about your cat. Losing a pet is the worst.
>
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> ErickRPG wrote:
>> |>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> |>> Maybe I should pump my numbers up with half hour long arcade games as well!
>> |>>
>> |>> go for it! You could play 40+ hour RPGs like me too!
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> Just beat a 50+ hour RPG, so not exactly a foreign thing to me.
>>
>> Nice! I'm playing arcade games to keep my mind off my dying cat.

Thanks. I've never been closer to a cat. He's my cuddle bunny, so it's hard to watch him barely eat. He's not in pain right now.

Gypsy
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30-Mar(#192)
Yeah, just had to have a cat put down to to an auto-immune issue... Always hurts to lose a pet.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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30-Mar(#193)
#36 down: Baseball on NES. I enjoyed the simplicity of this. I'm usually terrible at sports games, but this one made sense to me. That with Tennis (NES) gives me the Bo Knows badge.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
30-Mar(#194)
Lunar wrote:
> Renaissance2K wrote:
>> It took over two months, and we're six weeks removed from Lunar New Year, but
> I finished
>> Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete on PlayStation.
>>
>
> I'm working on this now on my PVM. It's gonna take me half a year probably.

Lunar was the first game I booted when I got my new PVM. In fact, it's what I used to test the PVM (on PSP) when I picked it up.

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
30-Mar(#195)
Next iOS game down: Duet. This games been out for a while and the main campaign isn't too long but gameplay is pretty fun and simple. Plus it has a nice message.

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
30-Mar(#196)
arcade - Final Fight

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SupremeSarna
Bronze Good Trader
* 30-Mar(#197)
Yet another done! I just beat Donkey Kong Land on my Game Boy Advance for the first time since high school. Hated it then, like it overall now. The graphics and originality are pretty great for a Game Boy companion game to DKC. The physics leave something to be desired, though, and there are many times when one slip-up kills BOTH Kongs for an arbitrary reason. But it's a fun game if you can get past the first few stages. Kremlantis is particularly fun. It's like I always say: Never judge a platformer by its first world.

@Antipop I think this earns me the Hoppin' and Boppin' badge. Drawn to Life is a 2D platformer, and even if it's not considered, New Super Luigi U definitely fits that description.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
30-Mar(#198)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Yet another done! I just beat Donkey Kong Land on my Game Boy Advance for the first time since
> high school. Hated it then, like it overall now. The graphics and originality are
> pretty great for a Game Boy companion game to DKC. The physics leave something to
> be desired, though, and there are many times when one slip-up kills BOTH Kongs for
> an arbitrary reason.

I don't think I hated it when I was younger - I was a huge Donkey Kong Country fan - but I definitely liked it a lot more now, in spite of the bugs and weird physics.

SupremeSarna
Bronze Good Trader
30-Mar(#199)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> I don't think I hated it when I was younger - I was a huge Donkey Kong Country fan
> - but I definitely liked it a lot more now, in spite of the bugs and weird physics.

I got into DKC at the beginning of high school, and found myself disappointed with all the portable games--DKL especially. I couldn't get over the shortcomings. I was pleasantly surprised this time!
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
30-Mar(#200)
EB wrote:
> Next iOS game down: Duet. This games been out for a while and the main campaign
> isnÂ't too long but gameplay is pretty fun and simple. Plus it has a nice message.
>
>
>

Is that the game where there are rotating spheres that you have to manipulate with good timing in order to avoid oncoming obstacles?
Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
31-Mar(#201)
Game #27
I saw Black Clouds - PlayStation 5

An okay FMV game from one of my favorite FMV makers, Wales Interactive. This one is not their best work. I didn't hate it, but I wouldn't recommend this game to someone who doesn't love FMV games. This one is pretty short too, clocked in under 2 hours.
DragonmasterDX
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31-Mar(#202)
We can cross off Pokemon Mini from our list because I just completed Pokemon Pinball MIni. Not a traditional pinball game, Pokemon Pinball Mini has its charm as a neat puzzle game. There were 70 total levels and golly some were quite difficult. Level 45 was not fun in the slightest.

Dasgessabel
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* 31-Mar(#203)
Super Lucky's Tale Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Not sure why I do this to myself. A few achievements shy of getting the full 2k but got most of the them, even the stupid ones. Not quite as infuriating as some of The Touryst's more infamous moments, but some of the levels in this game are rather difficult as well. There's two achievements for grinding out coins I haven't gotten (30,000 and then 99,999). I likely won't get them for a while because it requires HOURS of tedious grinding and reloading worlds. I liked the game, and have beaten all the levels + DLC levels, since they're free to add. Game is on Gamepass and apparently has two versions, both of which have their own achievements. The one I played was the original. Other than that not much to say, as its a competent platformer.

Life is Strange Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - I wrote this game off a long time ago, as the teenage angst early on turned me off. Decided to finally go through it and am glad I did - I had a good time with this. I even bought the sequel when it was on sale, so I'll be going through that eventually as well. Currently working through Beyond the Storm aside from a few others. Some bad dialogue scattered throughout in this but it tells the story well and gets you involved.

Tell Me Why Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - I didn't really like this one as much but I finished it and got all the achievements anyway, hoping it would get better. It wasn't awful but after LiS, this wasn't comparable in my opinion. I would say the situations of the twins was probably more messed up overall though, and the Book of Goblins was cool. I'm not sure I can recommend this one as highly. If you have nothing to play then go for it, but its on Gamepass and if you have that, you already have plenty of crap to play - take that for what you will.

Resident Evil 3 Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Not sure if this counts since I did a completion last year on PS4, but if it does - throw it up there. I'm 800/1000 on achievements. Just did 3 runs, 1 of which netted the no item box (I hated this one), use of only 1 healing item achievements and beating the game within 2 hours. I think only achievements I have left are related to Inferno difficulty. I'll give that a shot this weekend probably.

I THINK Super Lucky's Tale gets me the Bear and Bird icon, but I'm not sure how some of the games counted. I've beaten several 3D platformers, but some could also have counted as puzzle games sort of.

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
31-Mar(#204)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Is that the game where there are rotating spheres that you have to manipulate with
> good timing in order to avoid oncoming obstacles?

Yep!
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
31-Mar(#205)
Archer wrote:
> Game #27
> I saw Black Clouds - PlayStation 5
>
> An okay FMV game from one of my favorite FMV makers, Wales Interactive. This one
> is not their best work. I didn't hate it, but I wouldn't recommend this game to someone
> who doesn't love FMV games. This one is pretty short too, clocked in under 2 hours.
>

Better than The Quiet Man though, right?

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
31-Mar(#206)
Welp, March went by very fast for me. My completions were:

Monster Hunter World (PS4) The first MH game I played was the one on the Wii and really liked it. I tried playing 4 on the 3DS, but I never got far because I was playing on an original unit and the button scheme was a bit cumbersome. Knowing about the amount of content in this one, I was eager to play it, but I waited to find a cheap copy with Iceborne included. The game looks great and has all that you can expect from an MH title. I'll be listing Iceborne as a separate title if I start and finish it.

TLOZ: Link's Awakening (Switch) My fav Zelda ever, remade. I really enjoyed revisiting Koholint with new graphics, which I liked. The visual style reminds me of 3D Dot Game Heroes. I feel like this version is easier to beat, maybe because of me playing the original so much or because there are some quality of life improvements, especially on the item management side. One thing I miss is the photo mouse, I always liked to go for the pictures. Couldn't care less about the dungeon creator, lol.


And thanks to Frank's thread about free Android games, I managed to save my month with:

Colorzzle (Android) Some cool puzzles here. I found the game not that difficult, but there are some later levels that left me thinking.

A Tale of Little Berry Forest (Android) This is a game clearly aimed at children, but I finished it because I liked the art design.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Mar(#207)
arcade - Knuckle Bash

5/5 - fast past and super fun. Nice variety of characters. No wonder there was a part 2, this is a fun beat em up. Can't wait to play the sequel.

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Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
31-Mar(#208)
Kommie wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Game #27
>> I saw Black Clouds - PlayStation 5
>>
>> An okay FMV game from one of my favorite FMV makers, Wales Interactive. This one
>> is not their best work. I didn't hate it, but I wouldn't recommend this game to
> someone
>> who doesn't love FMV games. This one is pretty short too, clocked in under 2 hours.
>>
>
> Better than The Quiet Man though, right?
>
>

Of course. By a fudging mile. This company actually makes decent FMV games. This one just isn't their best work. But they arguably make the best FMV games on the market. So this being their worst, it is still better than 75% of other FMV games out there. I don't think anything is worse than TQM. Holy crap that game is bad.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 31-Mar(#209)
EB wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> Is that the game where there are rotating spheres that you have to manipulate
> with
>> good timing in order to avoid oncoming obstacles?
>
> Yep!
>

That game had some really neat mechanics. There was a particular stage (an earlier one) that was really cool. You simply touched the screen and held your finger there, and if you timed it correctly (which anyway you had to in order to proceed) the spheres would keep on rotating around the obstacles without pausing. Very cool to see/experience.
ErickRPG
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31-Mar(#210)
Arcade - Battle Bakraid

4/5. Hectic fun. If I had to have actual skill, and didn't have unlimited free quarters, I wouldn't rate it as high.

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EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
31-Mar(#211)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Duet had some really neat mechanics. There was a particular stage (an earlier
> one) that was really cool. You simply touched the screen and held your finger there,
> and if you timed it correctly (which anyway you had to in order to proceed) the spheres
> would keep on rotating around the obstacles without pausing. Very cool to see/experience.

Yeah, and the epilogue adds almost as many new obstacle types as the main game. It's really satisfying when it flows together nicely.
Antipop
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* 31-Mar(#212)
The post is updated! Only a few hours left in March and unless someone makes an ErickRPG type run, @Dasgessabel will be the top user for the month of March. What a turnaround he's made since last year! I'm also happy to see the return of @DragonmasterDX after a month long hiatus. Other March shout outs include:
- @SupremeSarna busting out in a major way with 12 clears
- @Slickriven mowing down 11 games and taking sole position atop the consoles covered race
- @Renaissance2K rounding into 2020 form, en route to downing 10 games
- @Bleed_DukeBlue maintaining the top spot in overall games beaten with a rather studly 10 more clears this month
- @Scott with a yearly high four games cleared
- @JD registering a pulse(!)
- the aforementioned @ErickRPG and my boy @Gypsy for powering through tough times
- @tonymack21 and I being the models of consistency, yet again clearing one and three games, respectively
- @RobotVM for finally getting on the shtick an...oh, my mistake. He's still a ghost

Get in your last second clears and I'll see you in April!
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
31-Mar(#213)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> @Antipop If I beat Bloodlines again on the Switch Anniversary Collection, does that
> count twice? Or is it already covered by this playthrough?

Yeah, it'll count.
ErickRPG
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31-Mar(#214)
Thank you @antipop. I am somewhat better today. The situation hasn't changed much. In other words, I'm not sure if he'll get back to eating and live for several months, or if he's got less than a month left. But my emotions feel stronger. Whatever reason for, I'm thankful.

I hope people don't think I'm trying to "cheat". I got this mega awesome fan made front end that looks beautiful and is so fun to navigate. That combined with a new 25" wooden furniture grade bar stool with padded top, it has made playing this arcade machine comfortable, and super fun! So I am finally playing a bunch of my favorite arcade genre ever, the beat em up.

ErickRPG
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31-Mar(#215)
Arcade - The Legend of Silk Road

3/5. Decent game. Has a fighting move type special system with a gauge for extra attacks. Have the basic attack/jump (use health) spin, magic attacks, and then the "moves". The only one I could figure out and do consistantly was back forward attack.

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Dasgessabel
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Mar(#216)
I GOT ONE LAST CLEAR.

Life is Strange: Before The Storm Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - This was just sad. I guess knowing what actually happened overall from playing the first game, then playing through events to see HOW it happened, made it that much worse. I wasn't sold on the change in VA for Chloe initially but it was fine. I played the tabletop RPG in it whenever I could because nerd inception.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
31-Mar(#217)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> I GOT ONE LAST CLEAR.
>
> Life is Strange: Before The Storm Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - This was just sad. I guess knowing what
> actually happened overall from playing the first game, then playing through events
> to see HOW it happened, made it that much worse. I wasn't sold on the change in VA
> for Chloe initially but it was fine. I played the tabletop RPG in it whenever I could
> because nerd inception.

Nice! Just in time to still be part of March. yes
Dasgessabel
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* 31-Mar(#218)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Thank you @antipop. I am somewhat better today. The situation hasn't changed much.
> In other words, I'm not sure if he'll get back to eating and live for several months,
> or if he's got less than a month left. But my emotions feel stronger. Whatever
> reason for, I'm thankful.
>
> I hope people don't think I'm trying to "cheat". I got this mega awesome fan made
> front end that looks beautiful and is so fun to navigate. That combined with a new
> 25" wooden furniture grade bar stool with padded top, it has made playing this arcade
> machine comfortable, and super fun! So I am finally playing a bunch of my favorite
> arcade genre ever, the beat em up.
>
>

Naw man, you do you - this is just for fun. And it has helped push me to finish and play more games than I normally do, so its awesome all around!

Sorry to hear about your cat though, I was a mess when I had to put one of my dogs to sleep a little over a year ago. Never gets easier
Kommie
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31-Mar(#219)
There's really no "cheating" anyway since this is all in good fun. There is no prize other than bragging rights really.

Maybe we should make a separate topic that's a competition of 'Number of Games we own that we've never beat' . Winner gets more unplayed games. I wonder who'd win that one?

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Mar(#220)
Kommie wrote:
> There's really no "cheating" anyway since this is all in good fun. There is no prize
> other than bragging rights really.
>
> Maybe we should make a separate topic that's a competition of 'Number of Games we
> own that we've never beat' . Winner gets more unplayed games. I wonder who'd win
> that one?

Gypsy probably. I used to own more games but realized I'd rather have money then a bunch of unplayed games and never to be played. Really glad I downsized. You could say it helped pay for my mame cabinet and virtual pin machine and those actually get played quite a bit!

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-Apr(#221)
Dang, I was hoping my 11 titles beat would get me the March mushroom... Oh well will have to try for another month.
Have to say that I'm a little surprised at myself as I'm currently on pace for over 100 games this year and am already past where I recall being at last year around July. I'm not sure if I'll stick to that 9/month pace, seems unlikely, but I'm progressing towards several personal goals and enjoying the increased participation from members.

You're not cheating Eric, enjoy as many games as you can. Also sorry to hear about your cat. We've got 4 and while I don't love them equally, the thought of losing one sucks.

SupremeSarna
Bronze Good Trader
1-Apr(#222)
Oof. I was a tad too late, as I just beat Castlevania Bloodlines on expert mode on the Nintendo Switch. Let the April gaming begin! And only a few days before my birthday, no less.
EB
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* 1-Apr(#223)
@Antipop I'm not sure if you did this on purpose (if you did I'm fine with it) but I beat Celeste again on switch a couple months ago. Not sure if you want it on my list or not. Thanks!

Antipop
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1-Apr(#224)
EB wrote:
> @Antipop I'm not sure if you did this on purpose (if you did I'm fine with it) but
> I beat Celeste again on switch a couple months ago. Not sure if you want it on my
> list or not. Thanks!
>
>

I remember you asking me if it would count on a different system, but not of you actually doing so. So, I'll put it as one of your January clears then?
EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
* 1-Apr(#225)
Let me find the post real quick and report back. It was posted on February 6, 2021, so a Feb clear would be good. Sorry to make you fix this all this time later, I appreciate it.

Antipop
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1-Apr(#226)
No biggie man. A member of your stature in this thread need not apologize for such trivialities! You're the man, @EB!
Cevil
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1-Apr(#227)
I dunno, I kinda think EB should apologize. I'm deeply offended.
EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Apr(#228)
@Antipop thanks!

@Cevil I apologize deeply for the egregious misuse of your valuable time.

Scott
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1-Apr(#229)
@Antipop Do my 2 TMNT games not count for the Pile Drivin badge?
ErickRPG
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1-Apr(#230)
beat metal slug x on arcade. Had previous beat it on PSP, but this time on an actual arcade cabinet. Was fun.

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EB
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* 1-Apr(#231)
3 more iOS games down: Assemble with Care, What the Golf and Empty.

First is a repairing game where you fix technology and meet the characters of this little town. Played it before so I skipped over all the story. Fun but occasionally frustrating, though it's usually pretty simple.

What the Golf was pretty neat if a little too gimmicky for me. All the homages and Easter eggs were really fun though. Definitely some frustrating levels but overall I enjoyed it. 4920 strokes, 2:47 hours.

Third is a game where you try to merge colored objects into walls of the same color to clear out rooms. Actually gets a bit harder than it sounds though usually low-challenge. Weird quotes and messages between levels weren't great though.
d3vanj
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
1-Apr(#232)
What's the consensus with "beating" online games like Red Dead Online? It's all I've been playing for like a month and I'm about bored of it. I'm rank 170 with all roles maxed out and all story missions completed, but I don't know if online games really count.

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Apr(#233)
d3vanj wrote:
> What's the consensus with "beating" online games like Red Dead Online? It's all I've
> been playing for like a month and I'm about bored of it. I'm rank 170 with all roles
> maxed out and all story missions completed, but I don't know if online games really
> count.

I think you can say you beat it at this point.


BloodPuppetX
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1-Apr(#234)
Beat my first game of April: Neo Cab on Switch.
ErickRPG
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1-Apr(#235)
1945k III

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Kommie
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* 1-Apr(#236)
Game #22 on PlayStation Portable so add PlayStation Portable to my list @Antipop (yes it's a Vita in the pic, but it's hackzored)

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Metal Slug X

ErickRPG
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1-Apr(#237)
arcade - DonPachi

got to the real ending, not the fake one. 10 levels. This one is great, it's no wonder it got sequels. Just like 1945, it's a top SHMUP. Lots of fun. Coming from a guy who doesn't even love them. I just enjoy playing arcade games on my arcade machine. Just makes me appreciate the time I'm living in. Tons of quarters saved.

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Antipop
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1-Apr(#238)
Updated to reflect April standings and up to Erick's DonPachi clear.
Antipop
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1-Apr(#239)
Scott wrote:
> @Antipop Do my 2 TMNT games not count for the Pile Drivin badge?

Gotcha taken care of!
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
1-Apr(#240)
ErickRPG wrote:
> d3vanj wrote:
>> What's the consensus with "beating" online games like Red Dead Online? It's all
> I've
>> been playing for like a month and I'm about bored of it. I'm rank 170 with all
> roles
>> maxed out and all story missions completed, but I don't know if online games really
>> count.
>
> I think you can say you beat it at this point.
>
>
>

What Erick said.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 2-Apr(#241)
For the Retro Talkshop Thread's Game of the Month, I played through Metal Slug X for Neo Geo this evening.


I played through Metal Slug last year for this thread (as well as Alien Hominid, which may as well be a Metal Slug game), so it's not news that I'm a fan of the franchise. It was one of the few games that put Neo Geo and SNK on the map for me with its fun run-and-gun gameplay and its incredible sprite work. When I first played Metal Slug many moons ago as part of the SNK Arcade Classics collection for PSP, the very next thing I did after beating it was boot up Metal Slug 2.

As fun as it was - it took a great formula and added mummies, aliens, and diabetes - the PSP collection was not known for its incredible performance. Years later, I learned that maybe the PSP took the fall for a game that was never properly optimized, even on original hardware. Metal Slug X appears to be SNK's "do-over" for 2's notorious slowdown. While it still manages to chug a little bit when the crap hits the fan, it's a nice improvement, and the game is still a blast.

When I finished the original Metal Slug, I ended with the feeling that a little bit of memorization and practice is all I would need to master the game. I didn't finish X with that same feeling. I was shot, electrocuted, popped, melted, and burned more times than I could count, and the endgame summary was all to happy to remind me. While I can't say I'd be as chill about it if I was feeding a roll of quarters into a tall red cabinet, I'm happy to repeatedly die for the cause if it means seeing what other madness is around the corner.


In list maintenance news, I scored / impulse bought an Astro City Mini from Limited Run Games. I think this is as close as I'll ever come to having my own arcade cabinet, so I've upgraded Arcade from the "Misc" section to its own platform. We don't have an arcade icon (which makes me sad) so I'm using coin for obvious reasons.

After the time it took to hook up my AES and configure a decent capture, it seems like a waste just to stick it back in its drawer, so I loaded up a couple of celebrated Neo Geo titles into my flash cartridge and will play through one or two of them tomorrow night before switching my attention to BioShock, which is playing comfortably with a XIM Apex. I hope that this means I can dive into a handful of console-exclusive shooters without throwing any controllers.

BloodPuppetX
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2-Apr(#242)
Beat Astebreed for Switch. Started it months ago but finally went back to beat the final two levels.
Gypsy
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2-Apr(#243)
Ranma 1/2 - Datou, Gansou Musabetsu Kakutou-ryuu NEC PC Engine

Was making sure a system worked and just played all the way through this lol.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 2-Apr(#244)
#33 It Takes Two Microsoft Xbox Series X|S amazing coop game. I hope it wins lots of 🏆
EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
2-Apr(#245)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> #33 It Takes Two Microsoft Xbox Series X|S amazing coop game. I hope it wins lots of 🏆

I'm definitely wanting to check this out this summer. Looks super cool.
Dasgessabel
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Apr(#246)
Antipop wrote:
> The post is updated! Only a few hours left in March and unless someone makes an ErickRPG
> type run, @Dasgessabel will be the top user for the month of March. What a turnaround
> he's made since last year! I'm also happy to see the return of @DragonmasterDX after
> a month long hiatus. Other March shout outs include:
> - @SupremeSarna busting out in a major way with 12 clears
> - @Slickriven mowing down 11 games and taking sole position atop the consoles covered
> race
> - @Renaissance2K rounding into 2020 form, en route to downing 10 games
> - @Bleed_DukeBlue maintaining the top spot in overall games beaten with a rather
> studly 10 more clears this month
> - @Scott with a yearly high four games cleared
> - @JD registering a pulse(!)
> - the aforementioned @ErickRPG and my boy @Gypsy for powering through tough times
> - @tonymack21 and I being the models of consistency, yet again clearing one and three
> games, respectively
> - @RobotVM for finally getting on the shtick an...oh, my mistake. He's still a ghost
>
>
> Get in your last second clears and I'll see you in April!
>

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ErickRPG
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2-Apr(#247)
there is a new arcade rom pack coming out from the people who made awesome sauce 4.5. 5.0 version and it's 30GB larger than what I already had. Can't wait to see what arcade games that WEREN'T in the mega 1,600 game bundle in version 4.5! Will likely have several more clears in the near future. Bought a 128gb stick because was advised on reddit 64gb was not enough for this one.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
3-Apr(#248)
1st of April, 28th overall, 2nd Neo Geo title
Metal Slug X
Badge: Counts towards already earned Pile Drivin'

Played for the Retro GotM club - having beat MS2 in the later half of last year and MS just last month, this was rather familiar. Have to say I didn't care for some of the boss battles, but using save states I didn't die until the final boss fight as I recalled it being tough and I didn't care to struggle a ton trying to stay untouched and get annoyed like I had been on some other boss fights - just wasn't worth it. I did end up saving some 69 POWs and got a rather high score, but I won't claim I 'earned' that score.

With 1, 2 and X all completed within the last ~6 months, I think I'll look to beat 3, 4 and 5 to complete the set. Plus I set a personal goal to beat at least 3 games in a few series/franchises this year, so I'll want to beat at least 1 more for that goal.

ErickRPG
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3-Apr(#249)
I have a couple metal slug clones or ripoffs or whatever you want to call them on my mame machine. One of them's called Demon World or something like that. I want to play them just for the novelty of it.

Antipop
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3-Apr(#250)
Slickriven wrote:
> 1st of April, 28th overall, 2nd Neo Geo title
> Metal Slug X
> Badge: Counts towards already earned Pile Drivin'
>
> Played for the Retro GotM club - having beat MS2 in the later half of last year and
> MS just last month, this was rather familiar. Have to say I didn't care for some
> of the boss battles, but using save states I didn't die until the final boss fight
> as I recalled it being tough and I didn't care to struggle a ton trying to stay untouched
> and get annoyed like I had been on some other boss fights - just wasn't worth it.
> I did end up saving some 69 POWs and got a rather high score, but I won't claim I
> 'earned' that score.
>
> With 1, 2 and X all completed within the last ~6 months, I think I'll look to beat
> 3, 4 and 5 to complete the set. Plus I set a personal goal to beat at least 3 games
> in a few series/franchises this year, so I'll want to beat at least 1 more for that
> goal.
>
>

Metal Slug games are definitely in the "run and gun" genre; belt scroller brawlers, they are not. For this thread, they'd fall into the Grown Ass Man category. I feel like your liberal use of save states kinda contradicts the nature of that particular badge, so this clear is kinda in no man's land. I'm not slagging on you for playing in that manner, but in this case it just doesn't fit the description for any of the badges I've made.
d3vanj
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3-Apr(#251)
Antipop wrote:
> What Erick said.

yes thanks for updating it already

Kommie
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3-Apr(#252)
Kinda odd there is no Run n Gun badge though @Antipop

Antipop
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3-Apr(#253)
Kommie wrote:
> Kinda odd there is no Run n Gun badge though @Antipop
>
>

KINDA ODD THERE ISNT ABOUT A DOZEN OTHER BADGES TOO @Kommie
Kommie
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3-Apr(#254)
Antipop wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Kinda odd there is no Run n Gun badge though @Antipop
>>
>>
>
> KINDA ODD THERE ISNT ABOUT A DOZEN OTHER BADGES TOO @Kommie

KINDA ODD YOU DON'T ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US @ANTIPOP

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
3-Apr(#255)
I wouldn't have thought Metal Slug was all that difficult to be considered GAM badge. I figured it's really a side scrolling shooter which yeah we don't really have a badge for.

Antipop
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3-Apr(#256)
Slickriven wrote:
> I wouldn't have thought Metal Slug was all that difficult to be considered GAM badge.
> I figured it's really a side scrolling shooter which yeah we don't really have a
> badge for.
>
>

Yeah, but if you try to 1cc* it then Metal Slug is def a GAM game.

*@gypsy
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 3-Apr(#257)
Antipop wrote:
>
> Yeah, but if you try to 1cc* it then Metal Slug is def a GAM game.
>

It's an old school arcade quarter munching title, so for sure it's meant to be difficult. I played it for the RGotM, so I didn't specifically play it for any badge, already earned or not. I think I could clear the first level or 2 without taking any damage, cannot fathom being good enough to clear 2/X's final boss without dying a few times... Granted other sections are tough too, like the sewer with the exploding floor/ceiling crawlers.

I'll will admit that I've become a touch too reliant on save states on games I play via emulation, will work on using that less, as it does cheapen the experience and the validity on some game clears from me.

jdwooley14
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3-Apr(#258)
Just beat nexomon extinction for switch, wouldn't of took so long if the leveling system wasn't terrible, had to grind out my final team for many hours

Cevil
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3-Apr(#259)
@jdwooley14

Nice, I finished that last year. It was okay. What really annoyed me was the ending, it just felt like it never ended. Pretty sure I killed the final boss atleast 6 times.
razeak
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3-Apr(#260)
I finished Ancient Gods I and II DLC for DOOM Eternal. I think that counts as one for Xbox One.
jdwooley14
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3-Apr(#261)
Cevil wrote:
> @jdwooley14
>
> Nice, I finished that last year. It was okay. What really annoyed me was the ending,
> it just felt like it never ended. Pretty sure I killed the final boss atleast 6 times.



yeah, he healed so many times and my team kept dropping


TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
3-Apr(#262)
If we are counting DLC's then please put me down for Doom Eternal Ancient Gods 1 and 2 Microsoft Xbox One and Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds PlayStation 4 as my #34 and #35. 👍
Kommie
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3-Apr(#263)
Do DLCs that have a decent amount of hours count as separate games? @Antipop

Antipop
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4-Apr(#264)
Kommie wrote:
> Do DLCs that have a decent amount of hours count as separate games? @Antipop
>
>

Ż\_(ツ)_/Ż
Kommie
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4-Apr(#265)
Antipop wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Do DLCs that have a decent amount of hours count as separate games? @Antipop
>>
>>
>
> Ż\_(ツ)_/Ż

clearly this is you right now:

image

razeak
Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
* 4-Apr(#266)
To me, its all on how much DLC we are talking. Ancient Gods takes a bit to get through both so for me, it counts. It's an expansion pack in my mind, not an extra map or single mission like so many DLC. That's my definition. I spent about 6 hours total on that, which is longer than a lot of new games. Hell it's longer than Contra too lol. I would say that since it's not my first clear on Xbox it's not a big deal either way.
razeak
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4-Apr(#267)
Oh i guess it is my first clear on Xbox One. Yeah, I say hold it on the backburner until I complete something else.
Archer
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4-Apr(#268)
I'd say DLC doesn't count as a separate or new game. As it is just an extension of a game you have already played/completed. Regardless of how much more content it adds. It is still the same game, not a new game. Unless that DLC was released as a stand alone thing like Undead Nightmare, ODST, Episodes of Liberty City, Blood Dragon, Gat out of Hell, American Nightmare, etc. Things that were sold as their own thing and didn't require the original game to play. Otherwise, it is just an extension of something already completed.
razeak
Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
* 4-Apr(#269)
Ancient Gods is 20 a piece, and it's a stand alone title. I would say a fully fleshed out campaign that costs 40 should count, even if it did require the base game. I'm betting it took closer to 7-8 hours to beat too.
Archer
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4-Apr(#270)
Yeah, if it is standalone then yeah it should count. It is technically its own game.
TalonJedi87
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4-Apr(#271)
Got it. I didn't think DLC counted since it was an extension of a main game. Well, chalk me up for Sackboy PlayStation 5 then as my #34 👍just finished it.
SupremeSarna
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4-Apr(#272)
Happy birthday to me! I beat Kirby's Block Ball on my Game Boy Advance today. I was looking at an eBay listing of an old demo cartridge. It was super expensive and the seller wouldn't budge on the price. I then read that every Game Boy demo cart is identical to the retail release, so I dumped the sale. But it got me in the mood to play the game again, so I popped it in and did that.
Cevil
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4-Apr(#273)
Happy birthday sarnapoo.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
4-Apr(#274)
I beat mario kart double dash Nintendo GameCube
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
5-Apr(#275)
2nd of April, 29th overall, 3rd Neo Geo title
Metal Slug 3
Badge: Counts towards the 'non-existing' run/gun badge

So @Antipop I changed tactics a little and only used save states at beginning of level to preserve overall progress through the 5 levels... and I ended up with 52 continues since it's an arcade game and the select key gives you another fake quarter.
With 4 Metal Slug titles now beat recently I have to say 3 was likely my least favorite as a few sections I died a lot and didn't care for them. Lots of this is unsurprisingly more of 1/2/X but just some parts I didn't care for really at all. Also my new 'quarter muncher' approach vs. save states left me dying a TON and almost frustrated me more, plus a few sections it was impossible to not take damage - specifically in a few places in the final level's alien ship. Heck the final level felt longer than at least 2 maybe 3 earlier levels combined and sucked more too.

I still want to beat the remaining 2 that I have the ROMs for on the NeoGeo - 4 and 5. I also have the GBA and DS releases, but will focus on 4, 5 next though I might take a break from the series as I hit my own goal of 3 titles for now, maybe I'll revisit later in the year.

TalonJedi87
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5-Apr(#276)
#35 Narita Boy Microsoft Xbox Series X|S this one was a Tronvania. Very cool game and very retro.
ErickRPG
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5-Apr(#277)
Arcade - Battle Garegga

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Antipop
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5-Apr(#278)
Slickriven wrote:
> 2nd of April, 29th overall, 3rd Neo Geo title
> Metal Slug 3
> Badge: Counts towards the 'non-existing' run/gun badge
>
> So @Antipop I changed tactics a little and only used save states at beginning of
> level to preserve overall progress through the 5 levels... and I ended up with 52
> continues since it's an arcade game and the select key gives you another fake quarter.
>
> With 4 Metal Slug titles now beat recently I have to say 3 was likely my least favorite
> as a few sections I died a lot and didn't care for them. Lots of this is unsurprisingly
> more of 1/2/X but just some parts I didn't care for really at all. Also my new 'quarter
> muncher' approach vs. save states left me dying a TON and almost frustrated me more,
> plus a few sections it was impossible to not take damage - specifically in a few
> places in the final level's alien ship. Heck the final level felt longer than at
> least 2 maybe 3 earlier levels combined and sucked more too.
>
> I still want to beat the remaining 2 that I have the ROMs for on the NeoGeo - 4 and
> 5. I also have the GBA and DS releases, but will focus on 4, 5 next though I might
> take a break from the series as I hit my own goal of 3 titles for now, maybe I'll
> revisit later in the year.
>
>

The last level in 3 is rough. I remember trying to beat it on Xbox and eventually giving up. I still think it's an excellent run and gun though, with enough humor to separate it from the pack.
Archer
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5-Apr(#279)
Game #28
Disco Elysium - PlayStation 5

You need to play this game. The writing in this game is brilliant. I'll be playing this more than once. However if you don't like visual novels, you wont like this. There is no action in this game. But that writing is top notch. The humor is on point. The ending is not what I expected either. I plan on replaying this immediately with a different character and making different choices. So many choices.
ErickRPG
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5-Apr(#280)
Arcade - Battle Circuit

Great little brawler by Capcom. Almost a 5/5 but not quite. It's replayable because like those D&D brawlers, you can get new attacks in this game by spending coins. 5 fun and unique playable characters. Might play this game again next year probably.

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Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
6-Apr(#281)
3rd of April, 30th overall, 4th Microsoft Xbox One title
Call of the Sea
Badge: Counts towards already earned Guybrush

Great looking game, pretty strong story and touching ending. Nice music and voice acting of your character, though at times she seemed to talk a little too much. I'm replaying a little bit to earn a few more Achievements as I suspect I can get them all easily. A few graphical issues existed where textures or whole parts of what you should see didn't get drawn in immediately. Only happened a few times and most were where you back tracked, and maybe they didn't expect you to - not 100% sure.
Took me around 7-8 hours I suppose, figure one could maybe beat it a little faster, though I enjoyed my visit to the island.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
6-Apr(#282)
Playing Metal Slug X last week was a firm bite from the Neo Geo bug. As I threatened then, I spent some time today exploring some Neo Geo games before returning my AES to its drawer, starting with SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos.


As my #BeatIt list from last year shows, I'm no stranger to the Capcom Vs. series. While I've spent most of my time with the Marvel crossovers, a bootleg copy of Capcom vs. SNK lived in my Dreamcast for more than a handful of hours when I was in college, back before I had ever played a King of Fighters or Fatal Fury game. I loved how customizable the fighting teams were, how you could select between different fight systems and styles, and most intriguingly, how your three team slots could be varyingly spent, depending on the power level of the characters you were choosing.

I was pumped to try SNK vs. Capcom out. It's been tempting me ever since I saw it at the top of a number of ROMlists with its massive size and unfathomably late release date. Being the third in the series, I was expecting a fireworks show that followed in the footsteps of its predecessors. That wasn't exactly the case. While I give the game credit for standing out from its competitors - and I do appreciate the art style - the game is fairly bare bones. No selectable fighting styles, no tag teams, no mega combos. Intentionally or otherwise, it's a throwback to the basic, classic games in each publisher's franchise with some odd and unnecessary flourishes. Are you one of the three people on planet Earth that has a desire to see Ryu poorly trash talk people? Well, hoo boy, do I have the game for you...

From there, I went from literally getting my ass kicked to figuratively doing so with Magician Lord.


I got strong Altered Beast vibes from this game early on - you do occasionally transform into super-powered animal monsters - but it doesn't take long to realize this game has more in common with Ghouls 'n' Ghosts than with Sega's furry brawler. The difficulty is high, the enemies are unforgiving, and the aforementioned powerups are blown away almost as quickly as they're obtained. Throw in some traps, bottomless pits, respawning "hurry up" enemies, and maze levels, and yeah, this is a rough ride.

It might just be because I can't get over how this game looks like a grown up Hocus Pocus on its surface, but it still manages to be fun. Boss fights are actually rather refreshing, considering how brutal the rest of the game is. The game controls pretty well as long as you're not on a ladder. And the soundtrack slaps, as every 2D arcade game should. If I played this in an arcade, though, I'd probably need a mortgage for all the quarters it would have taken me.

Finally, I closed out my hat trick with Blazing Star.


Okay, this game is pretty sweet.

I love me a good shooter, especially from this era, but damn if they're not all essentially holding down the A button while you scurry about like a cockroach under a spotlight. This game really tries to be different, though. There are a pretty wide selection of ships, and their weapons and special attacks manage to differentiate themselves pretty well. There's lots of great special effects, an abundance of pickups ("BONUS!!"), and some of the funniest Engrish translations I've ever read.

The game's charge shot mechanic, though, is really something. For a few ships, it behaves just how it does in every other shooter: hold the button down, and you release a bigger shot. Each ship's charge shot, though, does something different once it's activated. One ship essentially gets a "melee" attack that lights up everything it touches. Another releases a barrage of homing missiles. Yet another - my personal favorite - let's out a handful of pulse attacks that explode on contact with something and then stay active until your charge meter resets, dealing damage the hole time. It's a blast (ha!) setting one off during a boss fight and watching them take continuous damage, all while you're pelting a completely different target waiting for your meter to reset.

I spent most of my time with the green ship that fires the proximity charge shot above, but I'm already looking forward to another playthrough with a different weapon set.


BioShock Remastered is underway for Frank's Game of the Month thread, along with two long Final Fantasy games vying for my attention in moments when I don't feel like dragging out my Xbox's mouse and keyboard setup. It's probably gonna be a while before I have another game to add to the list.

Kommie
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7-Apr(#283)
Game #23 PlayStation 5 Demons Souls

Kommie
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7-Apr(#284)
@RobotVM so , you gonna beat anything this year?

TalonJedi87
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7-Apr(#285)
#36 Little Nightmares Microsoft Xbox Series X|S man this was a creepy ass game. Really enjoyed it though.
Kommie
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7-Apr(#286)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> #36 Little Nightmares Microsoft Xbox Series X|S man this was a creepy ass game. Really enjoyed it though.
>

So, isn't this technically on Xbox One? Even though I beat PS4 games on PS5 I still say it's a PS4 beat. Suppose it could just be up to the person what it counts towards

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
7-Apr(#287)
Yeah good question. Not sure. Guess you could put it on either but I beat it on my Series X. I'll leave it up to Lord Antipop to decide.
Kommie
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7-Apr(#288)
Looks like most of your stuff is on Series X, no reason to add Xbox One then

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
7-Apr(#289)
Yeah I had an XB1X but upgraded and sold it late 2020 for the Series X.
Dasgessabel
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7-Apr(#290)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> #36 Little Nightmares Microsoft Xbox Series X|S man this was a creepy ass game. Really enjoyed it though.
>

2nd one is even better!
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
7-Apr(#291)
Yeah I heard. I'm gonna pick it up on a sale like I did for the first one here.
Kommie
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7-Apr(#292)
Pretty sure the DLC for one is sort of mandatory for 2, with the new character that's in the DLC.

Dasgessabel
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7-Apr(#293)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Yeah I heard. I'm gonna pick it up on a sale like I did for the first one here.

If you wanna borrow my copy. Just pay shipping and ship it back when you're done. I've already beaten it and got all achievements. I have it on xbox one/series x
Kommie
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7-Apr(#294)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Yeah I heard. I'm gonna pick it up on a sale like I did for the first one here.
>
>
> If you wanna borrow my copy. Just pay shipping and ship it back when you're done.
> I've already beaten it and got all achievements. I have it on xbox one/series x

You're talking about 2 right? Did you ever get the beat in less than an hour/don't die Achievement in 1? I saw 2's list and it doesn't have anything ridiculous like that

Dasgessabel
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7-Apr(#295)
Kommie wrote:
> Dasgessabel wrote:
>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
> |>> Yeah I heard. I'm gonna pick it up on a sale like I did for the first one here.
>>
>>
>> If you wanna borrow my copy. Just pay shipping and ship it back when you're done.
>> I've already beaten it and got all achievements. I have it on xbox one/series
> x
>
> You're talking about 2 right? Did you ever get the beat in less than an hour/don't
> die Achievement in 1? I saw 2's list and it doesn't have anything ridiculous like
> that
>
>

Yeah, the 2nd one. Ya'll can both borrow it btw, decide who plays it first and then ship it to the other when you're done.

And I never went back to the first one to get that achievement, which is the only one I'm missing in 1 for all 2200 points. I got all the achievements fairly easily in 2, and nothing like that in the 2nd one at all. It was a smoother experience all around
Kommie
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7-Apr(#296)
I have a sealed copy of 2 for PS4, will probably get to it after I do the DLC for 1.

Dasgessabel
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7-Apr(#297)
I think my best run at that achievement in the first Little Nightmares was a few minutes over an hour. It leaves little room for mistakes to get that time under an hour from what I understand.
Kommie
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7-Apr(#298)
plus not dying due to poor estimate on where something is, you're running towards a piano but somehow you just jumped to your death.

TalonJedi87
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7-Apr(#299)
Thanks @Dasgessabel for the offer! I think I'll just spring for it though since I really liked part one after I finish up the 3 DLC chapters. $30 isn't too steep. I just hope it's a bit longer than the first game
sharif
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7-Apr(#300)
I *finally* beat Spica's story in Cool Cool Toon for Sega Dreamcast. Cool Cool Toon is a very weird, but quite fun, rhythm game, made weirder by the fact that I don't speak or read a lick of Japanese, so I have no idea what the story is. Spica is one of the two routes you can take, with Amp being the other one. I might go back and play Amp later. Most of the game wasn't too hard, but the final level took me far too many tries.

Also beat Before I Forget for Steam, if you can call playing a short walking sim as beating a game.

sharif
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8-Apr(#301)
nvm beat Amp's story in like an hour and a half

SupremeSarna
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* 8-Apr(#302)
I'm done with the Castlevania Anniversary Collection. I haven't beaten every game in it, but I feel I've gotten my $4 worth (it was on sale) out of these games. I beat Super Castlevania IV today ( Nintendo Switch ), and after playing 30 minutes of Kid Dracula, I'm comfortable leaving it behind.

I remembered Super being better than it was. This is one of the weaker games included. It starts out easy and smooth, but gradually descends in quality. The first thing that pops into my head when Super is mentioned is the miserable sewer room in Stage 8--long, frustrating, and leaves you with insufficient health to proceed. I totally forgot the broken room in the final stage with the spiked ring ang glitchy stairs. You know the one. And holy cow, Dracula took me a dozen game overs to beat! The fight is so difficult, the devs felt the need to include food drops mid-fight to assist the player. I can't think of another Castlevania game that does that.

This post probably comes off as a rant. I had some fun with Super, but it didn't live up to my high school memories, and the others I played weeks ago were superior in most ways. And for anyone curious, I'd rank the Collection games thusly:
1. Castlevania Bloodlines
2. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JP, then US)
3. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
4. Castlevania
5. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
6. Super Castlevania IV
7. Castlevania: The Adventure
8. Kid Dracula

I'm going to let Castlevania cool off for a while before I return to Rondo of Blood and The Adventure: Rebirth.
EB
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8-Apr(#303)
Alright, I have a potential idea for my badge but I'd need approval.

After 34 hours and 12,000 deaths, I'm nearly at the first usb line of making my PS5 Celeste clear a platinum. It's easily been the most difficult gaming achievement of my life.

My question is, could this count towards my Manly Gamer badge? I don't have a second clear yet but I was curious if platinuming Celeste would count towards it.

Kommie
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8-Apr(#304)
EB wrote:
> Alright, I have a potential idea for my badge but I'd need approval.
>
> After 34 hours and 12,000 deaths, I'm nearly at the first usb line of making my PS5
> Celeste clear a platinum. It's easily been the most difficult gaming achievement
> of my life.
>
> My question is, could this count towards my Manly Gamer badge? I don't have a second
> clear yet but I was curious if platinuming Celeste would count towards it.
>
>

I'd say yes, the endgame stuff in Celeste in insanely hard. I guess it also depends on if you used the in game cheat mode, I'm not sure if it disables Trophies.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
8-Apr(#305)
Looks like assist mode doesn't disable Trophies, but at 34 hours there's no way you're using assist mode.

Scott
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8-Apr(#306)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I remembered Super being better than it was. This is one of the weaker games included.
> It starts out easy and smooth, but gradually descends in quality. The first thing
> that pops into my head when Super is mentioned is the miserable sewer room in Stage
> 8--long, frustrating, and leaves you with insufficient health to proceed. I totally
> forgot the broken room in the final stage with the spiked ring ang glitchy stairs.
> You know the one. And holy cow, Dracula took me a dozen game overs to beat! The fight
> is so difficult, the devs felt the need to include food drops mid-fight to assist
> the player. I can't think of another Castlevania game that does that.

I haven't played SCIV in a really long time, probably 25 years, but I have really fond memories of it. In recent years, I've been trying to play all of the Castlevania games I never played before, as well as replay the ones I've already played. SCIV is one of the few I still need to get to. I hope my experience isn't the same as yours though.

> This post probably comes off as a rant. I had some fun with Super, but it didn't
> live up to my high school memories, and the others I played weeks ago were superior
> in most ways. And for anyone curious, I'd rank the Collection games thusly:
> 1. Castlevania Bloodlines
> 2. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JP, then US)
> 3. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
> 4. Castlevania
> 5. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
> 6. Super Castlevania IV
> 7. Castlevania: The Adventure
> 8. Kid Dracula

Ok, I know I haven't played it in a while, but SCIV below Simon's Quest and Belmont's Revenge? That seems pretty extreme. I really hope my opinion of it doesn't change THAT much. I'm not even a Simon's Quest hater, I see the good in it, but still...

> I'm going to let Castlevania cool off for a while before I return to Rondo of Blood
> and The Adventure: Rebirth.

Rondo of Blood is fantastic. Easily my favorite Castlevania game I've played recently. Still haven't played Adventure Rebirth, but I want to soon.
Antipop
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8-Apr(#307)
EB wrote:
> Alright, I have a potential idea for my badge but I'd need approval.
>
> After 34 hours and 12,000 deaths, I'm nearly at the first usb line of making my PS5
> Celeste clear a platinum. It's easily been the most difficult gaming achievement
> of my life.
>
> My question is, could this count towards my Manly Gamer badge? I don't have a second
> clear yet but I was curious if platinuming Celeste would count towards it.
>
>

Yes
EB
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8-Apr(#308)
@Antipop Thanks!

@Kommie I did not use the cheat mode at any point, it was all played without assist mode.

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8-Apr(#309)
Post is updated!

I beat Bakumatsuroman dai ni maku: Gekka no kenshi - Final Edition (AKA Last Blade 2) on Sega Dreamcast a couple of days ago. SNK in their prime; it's like a serene version of Samurai Shodown. Speaking of which, I fired up Samurai Shodown IV in attempt to snag the Street Fightin badge, but I started to get frustrated at the annoying CPU, so maybe I'll give it another shot today.
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8-Apr(#310)
Kommie wrote:
> @RobotVM so , you gonna beat anything this year?
>
>

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8-Apr(#311)
Maybe he just really likes the Boo icon?
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I beat Hyper Light Drifter on Switch. I didn't get the achievement for beating all bosses, so I guess there are some optional ones I missed. Looked to be several locked doors that I couldn't open in fact.
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8-Apr(#313)
sharif wrote:
> I *finally* beat Spica's story in Cool Cool Toon for Sega Dreamcast. Cool Cool Toon is a very
> weird, but quite fun, rhythm game, made weirder by the fact that I don't speak or
> read a lick of Japanese, so I have no idea what the story is. Spica is one of the
> two routes you can take, with Amp being the other one. I might go back and play Amp
> later. Most of the game wasn't too hard, but the final level took me far too many
> tries.
>
> Also beat Before I Forget for Steam, if you can call playing a short walking sim
> as beating a game.
>
>

Impressive, that game seemed hard when I played it.
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