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Topic   Beat a Game 2024

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
* 1-Jan(#1)
Here's the spreadsheet for '24

Link to 2023's Thread for reference

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Total Games Beaten: 218
Top Users
1. SupremeSarna (28)
2. DemonAlcohol, legendrko25 (22)
3. Slickriven, TalonJedi87 (18)
4. Renaissance2K (15)
5. Bleed_DukeBlue, ErickRPG, incubus421, PizzaTheHutt (14)
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Total Systems Covered: 85/334 (25.45%)
Top Users
1. SupremeSarna (13)
2. ErickRPG, Renaissance2K (10)
3. Slickriven (9)
4. Bleed_DukeBlue (7)
5. incubus421 (6)
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Total Badges Earned: 23
Top Users
1. SupremeSarna (5)
2. legendrko25, Slickriven (4)
3. Bleed_DukeBlue, Renaissance2K (3)
4. Scott (2)
5. incubus421, PizzaTheHutt (1)
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Best1989


Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Assassin's Creed Origins, The Outer Worlds, Strider
PlayStation Vita -
Steam -
Android -
Bandai WonderSwan -
Neo Geo Pocket Color
Unique Systems Covered: 1/12
Total Games Beaten: 3




Bleed_DukeBlue Gold Star image image image


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy - Centipede
Game Boy Advance -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Adam's Venture: Origins, Skylanders: SuperChargers, Skylanders: SuperChargers DLC, FoxyLand, FoxyLand 2
PlayStation 5 - Assassin's Creed: Mirage, RoboCop: Rogue City, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Ziggurat 2
Sony PlayStation VR -
Sony PlayStation VR 2 - Resident Evil: Village
image - Mystical Mixing
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PC / Windows -
Steam -
image -
image - Young Souls
coin - Bust-a-Move
Unique Systems Covered: 7/24
Total Games Beaten: 14




BloodPuppetX Silver Star


Nintendo Switch - Mighty Goose, Dredge, VirtuaVerse, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Persona 5 Tactica, Sonic Superstars, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mr. Gimmick!, Another Code: Recollection
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Neo Geo -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
*evercade* -
image -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/10
Total Games Beaten: 9




BucketofJustice


Game Boy Advance -
PlayStation 5 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Progear, Tekken 8
*xsx* -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/3
Total Games Beaten: 3




DemonAlcohol Double Gold Star


Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
PC / Windows - Assassin's Creed Valhalla DLC, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Aperture Desk Job, Alan Wake Remastered, Alan Wake Remastered DLC, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Control, Control DLC, Alan Wake 2, Not for Broadcast, Ravenous Devils, Thronefall, Yakuza 0, Kingdom Rush, Yakuza Kiwami, Not for Broadcast DLC, Donut County, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Last Epoch, Trover Saves the Universe, Marvel's Midnight Suns DLC, Yakuza 3
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/5
Total Games Beaten: 22




ErickRPG globe Gold Star


Nintendo Entertainment System - Bad News Baseball
Nintendo 64 - Mario Party 2
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch - Pikmin 4, Trials of Mana
Game Boy Advance - Super Dodgeball Advance
Nintendo DS -
new Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Dreamcast - Dynamite Cop
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Mortal Kombat XL, Shadow of the Colossus
PlayStation 5 - DiRT 5
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita - Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2, Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
3DO - Twisted!
PC / Windows - King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella, King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!
Unique Systems Covered: 10/18
Total Games Beaten: 14




Finn globe


Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 4 - New Tales of Borderlands
PlayStation 5 - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/4
Total Games Beaten: 2




Frank


Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Portal, Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Game Boy -
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Hoa
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
Neo Geo -
PC / Windows -
Steam -
Android -
Oculus Rift -
coin - Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)
Unique Systems Covered: 3/32
Total Games Beaten: 4




Gypsy


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 - Operation Winback
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Octopath Traveler II
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
*xb* -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Lost Odyssey
NEC PC Engine -
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 -
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/25
Total Games Beaten: 3




incubus421 globe Gold Star image image image


Nintendo Entertainment System - Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6
Super Nintendo - Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Nintendo Switch - Octopath Traveler
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Dishonored 2
PlayStation 5 - Silent Hill: The Short Message, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH
PC / Windows - Close to the Sun, Roller Coaster Tycoon
Steam - Braveland Wizard
image -
Unique Systems Covered: 6/11
Total Games Beaten: 14




Johnny


Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Hogwarts Legacy
PC / Windows -
image -
coin -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/6
Total Games Beaten: 1




legendrko25 globe Double Gold Star image image image image


Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii - Mario Kart Wii
PlayStation 2 -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - LEGO Batman: The Videogame, Fallout 3, Fallout 3 DLC, Gin Rummy, Crazy Taxi, Viva Piñata: Party Animals, Assassin's Creed Rogue, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Microsoft Xbox One - PAC-MAN, Dig Dug, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Jetpac (image), Lunar Jetman (image), Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, PAC-MANIA, PAC-LAND, Monopoly Plus, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, Bluey: the Videogame, Golf With Your Friends, Dead Island 2
Unique Systems Covered: 3/6
Total Games Beaten: 22




PizzaTheHutt globe Gold Star image


Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Songs For A Hero - Definitive Edition, Max: The Curse Of Brotherhood, Shakedown: Hawaii, Nirvana Pilot Yume
PlayStation 5 - LEGO 2K Drive, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Sony PlayStation VR - Star Wars: Squadrons, Farpoint
Sony PlayStation VR 2 - The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, Ven VR Adventure, Travel The Words, Pixel Ripped 1995, Resident Evil 4
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 4/6
Total Games Beaten: 14




image Razeak


Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Aliens: Colonial Marines
Microsoft Xbox One - Unraveled Two
PC / Windows - Aliens: Dark Descent
image -
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/31
Total Games Beaten: 3




Renaissance2K Gold Star image image


Atari Jaguar -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Shaq Fu
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Game Boy - Shaq Fu, Donkey Kong
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Nintendo DSi -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Shaq Fu
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear - Shaq Fu
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Tekken 5
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 -
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo -
Neo Geo NEC CD-ROM 2 -
3DO -
NEC PC Engine -
Amiga - Shaq Fu
PC / Windows - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Tekken 7, Tekken 8, Quake, Quake II
Android -
Google Stadia -
coin -
Unique Systems Covered: 10/37
Total Games Beaten: 15




sailorneorune


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Silent Hope, Splatoon 3 DLC
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 -
*evercade* -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/19
Total Games Beaten: 2




Scott image image


Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros.
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Slay the Spire
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/19
Total Games Beaten: 3




image Slickriven Gold Star image image image image


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Game Boy - Zen: Intergalactic Ninja
Game Boy Advance - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Sega Genesis - Shaq Fu
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Asura's Wrath DLC
Microsoft Xbox One - Return to Grace
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - The Last Case of Benedict Fox, Solar Ash, Lies of P
Neo Geo -
PC / Windows - Yono and the Celestial Elephants, Horizon Chase Turbo DLC, Quake 2, A Little to the Left
Steam - Ittle Dew, Binaries, Valdis Story: Abyssal City, Astalon: Tears of the Earth, Sheepy: A Short Adventure
Android -
image -
image - Inertial Drift Twilight Rivals Edition
Unique Systems Covered: 9/26
Total Games Beaten: 18




SupremeSarna globe Double Gold Star image image image image image


Atari Lynx - Warbirds
Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros.
Super Nintendo - Shaq Fu
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube - Wario World, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Nintendo Switch - Shantae (Game Boy Color), Mega Man 8 (PlayStation), Fire Emblem Engage, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Pikmin 3 DLC, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy), Splatoon 3 DLC, Donkey Kong Country (Super Nintendo)
Game & Watch - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Kirby's Block Ball (Game Boy), Donkey Kong Land (Game Boy), Donkey Kong Land 2 (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (Game Boy Color)
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - Gunman Clive 2, Spotto! (Nintendo DSi), 6×1≠UNLIMITED?
Sega Genesis -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Mega Man X8
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - SoulCalibur II (Microsoft Xbox)
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows - Grimace's Birthday (Game Boy Color)
image - Scribblenauts Remix, Scribblenauts Remix DLC
Unique Systems Covered: 13/23
Total Games Beaten: 28




TalonJedi87 Gold Star


Nintendo Switch - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nintendo Entertainment System), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project (Nintendo Entertainment System), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (Game Boy), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Radical Rescue (Game Boy), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (arcade), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Genesis), Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Nintendo Entertainment System), Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Dead Island 2, Horizon Forbidden West, Hogwarts Legacy, Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/6
Total Games Beaten: 18




Yoshi Silver Star


Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Kyuukyoku Tiger, Blaster Master (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn -
NEC PC Engine - Alien Crush
PC / Windows -
Steam - Sniper Elite 4 & DLC, Double Dragon Advance (Game Boy Advance), Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line
*evercade* -
coin -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/11
Total Games Beaten: 6



freebie "RULES" freebie

1. Respect each other and the gamekeeper(s) - this activity is a gift to the community, and jerks kill the fun.
2. Beat games. Proof is NOT required via an image, but lying is lame and you won't win anything for beating the most games.
3. It doesn't matter when you started the game - as long as you finish it this year, it counts. However, you cannot load up a finished save file and refight the final boss to get a clear.
4. DLC campaigns can count as a single clear for their respective game, so beating The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Champion's Ballad counts as two clears: BOTW and BOTW DLC. Any further DLC completed for that game will be lumped into the first campaign.
5. If you are interested in badges, when you beat a game for one, include something like 'Counts towards badge X' OR 'Earns me badge X, first game was Y.' One particular badge requires proof to obtain, however.
6. All participating past gamekeepers are thanked with a medal: image


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 20, 30, 40, 60, etc), bacon - 50 games beaten, donut - 100 games beaten, hotdog - 150 games beaten, Magical Icon Fairy - 200 games beaten, Birthday Cake - top user in systems completed, coin - top user in games beaten, pink circle - badge leader

Badges, note 2 games required for each



2nd Amendment: Beat 2 FPS or 3rd Person (ex: DOOM).
All Aces: Beat 2 virtual card games (ex: Hearthstone) - win at least two matches in both.
Bear & Bird: Beat 2 3D platformers and/or collect-a-thons (ex: Banjo-Kazooie).
BFFL: Beat 2 primarily cooperative games with another person (ex: It Takes Two) - online or couch. Alternatively, you can beat two single-player games in a group setting, where all involved people are participating (ex: racing to beat a platformer or challenging each other's arcade high scores).
Bo Knows: Beat 2 sports games (ex: Madden 08) - complete a single season.
Brain Teaser: Beat 2 puzzle games (ex: Tetris).
Chance Time!: Beat 2 party games or virtual board games (ex: Mario Party) - short games (under an hour) must be beaten twice while long games (an hour or longer) can be beaten once.
Cross the Streams: Beat 2 cross-over games (ex: Mario & Sonic at The Olympic Games). The 2+ franchises meeting MUST be the game's theme, not just a small cameo by one in another's universe.
Days Gone By: Beat 2 games that require 50+ hours to finish (ex: The Elder Scrolls), any genre. Requires in-game timer for proof.
Delisted: Beat two games that can no longer be officially purchased first- or second-hand (ex: Pushmo).
Destroy the Core: Beat 2 SHMUPs or on-rails shooters (ex: Gradius).
Facelift: Beat a game as well as its remake, remaster, or demake - remake must have substantial differences.
Gamer's Day: Beat the exact same game five times in one year.
Girl Power: Beat 2 games with female leads, or are targeted towards a feminine audience (ex: Kirby?).
Grown-Ass Man: Beat 2 challenging games (ex: Castlevania).
Guybrush Threepwood: Beat 2 games from the point-&-click, text adventure, or walking simulator genres (ex: King's Quest).
Hackin' and Slashin': Beat 2 3D hack-and-slash or musou titles (ex: Ninja Gaiden).
Heavy Machine Gun: Beat 2 run 'n' gun games (ex: Mega Man).
Hop 'n' Bop: Beat 2 platforming games (ex: Super Mario Bros.).
Hyrulian Hero: Beat 2 action/adventure titles (ex: The Legend of Zelda).
Level Up!: Beat 2 JRPGs (ex: Final Fantasy).
Localize Mother 3: Beat 2 Japanese games that haven't been officially localized outside of Japan, or took at least a full year to be localized outside of Japan (ex: Mother 3, Final Fantasy V).
Makin' Money with Minigames!: Beat 2 games that are entirely made of minigames (ex: WarioWare Inc.).
Mass Destruction: Beat 2 games centered on destruction (ex: Rampage).
Metroidvania: Beat 2 open-ended 2D platformers that focus on backtracking (ex: Metroid).
Moustache-Twirlin': Beat 2 games starring a villain or morally-dubious character
Now You're Playing with Plastic: Beat 2 games using non-standard controllers (light gun, musical instrument, steering wheel, dance pad, etc.)
Pile Drivin': Beat 2 belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em ups (ex: Final Fight).
Quarter Muncher: Beat 2 games from the classic arcade, pinball, or breakout genres (ex: PAC-MAN).
Quest for Peace: Beat 2 predominately superhero focused titles (ex: Batman: Arkham City).
Raccoon City: Beat 2 survival horror games (ex: Resident Evil).
Race Drivin': Beat 2 racing games (ex: Mario Kart 64).
Rhythmic: Beat 2 rhythm games (ex: PaRappa the Rapper).
Street Fightin': Beat 2 1-on-1 fighters (ex: Street Fighter 2) - beat standard arcade mode with 2+ characters OR beat 10+ match story mode.
The Best Offense: Beat 2 strategy titles, tactical RPGs, or RTS (ex: Fire Emblem Awakening).
Vault Boy: Beat 2 open world and/or Western RPGs (ex: Fallout).
You're Winner: Beat 2 games with <55 review OR user score on Metacritic (ex: Sonic '06), or justify how poor your game was.



image 2nd Amendment
image All Aces
image Bear & Bird
image BFFL
image Bo Knows
image Brain Teaser
image Chance Time!
image Cross the Streams
image Days Gone By
image Delisted
image Destroy the Core
image Facelift
image Gamer's Day
image Girl Power
image Grown-Ass Man
image Guybrush Threepwood
image Hackin' and Slashin'
image Heavy Machine Gun

image Hop 'n' Bop
image Hyrulian Hero
image Level Up!
image Localize Mother 3
image Makin' Money with Minigames!
image Mass Destruction
image Metroidvania
image Moustache-Twirlin'
image Now You're Playing with Plastic
image Pile Drivin'
image Quarter Muncher
image Quest for Peace
image Raccoon City
image Race Drivin'
image Rhythmic
image Street Fightin'
image The Best Offense
image Vault Boy
image You're Winner



ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 25-Jan(#121)
#9 King's Quest IV - PC / Windows

#9 and 1st for PC. Brought out my new blu tooth keyboard to use with the Legion go. I don't think I've ever beaten most of the King's Quest game, so it's nice to finally be able to say I experienced them.

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#10 King's Quest V - PC / Windows

Also beat King's Quest V. The voice acting sound like it was done by the director and a bunch of friends. It's bad. Which is funny because the next game in the series has really good voice acting. But it was a fine game to play. I love these sorts of games so even less than stellar elements are accepted in some cases! This one I could put away the keyboard since it was point n click. no direction buttons needed!

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Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
25-Jan(#122)
Another playthrough in anticipation of Tekken 8, I celebrated my favorite entry in the Tekken franchise and the series' best home release... by playing through the worst part of it.

Number: 4
Full Title: Tekken 5
Platform Played: PlayStation 2
Collection: N/A
Native Platform: PlayStation 2
Original Platforms: PlayStation 2
Applicable Badge: Street Fightin' (2/2)

Wow, that was awful.

Tekken 5 was an incredible home release. Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the franchise, the game dropped with a huge Collector's Edition box with a decent arcade stick; arcade ports of the first three Tekken games (and Starblade, for some awesome reason); pre-rendered and in-engine cutscenes for every character; a Ghost Battle mode that let you level everyone up to Tekken Lord levels; and - most importantly to this discussion - the Devil Within story mode that evolves the Tekken Force formula into a five-level beat 'em up with bosses, puzzles, hidden paths, collectables, and secrets about Jin's origins. I played through it once when the game was released, took my million gold, and never opened it back up again. That's never a good sign when it comes to replays, but here we are...

I'll give The Devil Within for having the best brawler engine of either Tekken Force modes, or even the Scenario Campaign that launched with its successor. Fighting in the other brawlers feels like a mish-mash of competing horizontal planes that you lock on and off of, but The Devil Within is a much more fluid, intuitive 3D environment with natural movement and better handling of multiple targets. Fighting is fun, Devil Jin's attacks are legitimately worth the build-up and the health cost, and Jin plays similarly enough to his fighting counterpart that it doesn't feel like the wheel is being invented.

The levels themselves are a nightmare, though. There's a lot of blind jumping that doesn't mix well with the unlocked camera. It's infinitely easier for you to fall into a bottomless pit than it is for you to push your opponents into one. You encounter a surprising amount of sliding block puzzles, which wouldn't be so awful if they didn't require you to move so damn quickly. Worst of all, there just isn't enough save points. Most of the levels took around an hour to finish, and I only encountered one mid-level save point throughout the entire game. That's too much beat 'em up in a single session for my tastes, especially when a really frustrating boss is standing between me and taking a break.

It sounds like replays are a lot more forgiving. More collectables appear that unlock expensive items in the main game. You can select your level. You can even stay locked in Devil Jin mode without the health drain penalty. All that sounds a lot more palatable than the first run experience. Maybe I'm not done with Devil Jin yet.


PC / Windows - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Tekken 7
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DSi -
Nintendo New 3DS -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Tekken 5
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Sony PlayStation VR -
Sony PlayStation VR 2 -
Sega Genesis -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
NEC TurboDuo -
3DO -
Atari Jaguar -
Android -
image -
coin -

Bear & Bird - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Street Fightin' - Tekken 7

Unique Systems Covered: 3/38
Total Games Beaten: 4


Tekken 8 unlocks this evening, so that's going to get most of my attention for the next week or so, depending on how the Retro Talkshop Thread nominations go.

DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
25-Jan(#123)
My #9 in Alan Wake 2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eWN3fnCGKnZdk9tF6

Wow what a masterpiece. The best facial animation i've seen and the environments are simply stunning at 4k. The story is smart and mature, the best narration in a game i've ever played. Over the top OST that I'm going to listen to long after playing this game. My only complaints are not enough action and the rhyme puzzles are not to my liking. Playing the first game is a must, but I also recommend playing Control and it's DLC's because they link together in the same universe. 9.5/10

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
25-Jan(#124)
Xbox 360 down! I beat SoulCalibur II Microsoft Xbox 360 (originally Xbox) with Yunsung and Spawn.
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It’s annoying. I wanted to beat Hybrid on XBLA, but after buying it on Microsoft’s website, it was connected to my XBO account—which can’t play that title. So I went through a bunch of effort to download my XBO account to my 360, and then discovered that Hybrid is multiplayer-only. My XBL tier isn’t enough to get online multiplayer, and the game itself is an obscure, 12-year-old shooter. I think I wasted $5. angry

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
25-Jan(#125)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> It’s not a big deal to me either way. I have a bunch of non-traditional controllers.
> (That badge was actually my idea originally. I pitched it to @Slickriven back in
> the day.) I am a little confused what y’all would consider the Portal then though.
> Is it a system? Because I definitely wouldn’t consider it a traditional controller,
> so I’m not sure what else it would be (if it's not a non-traditional controller).
>

TBC I wasn't trying to be mean or anything and I do recall your input on the badge since I was thinking originally of just a light-gun badge but felt that was too narrowly focused and I took your suggestion.
I can see your viewpoint on it being unique, but then I think almost the opposite - if the PS-Portal is considered as an unique controller, then wouldn't playing on the Steam Deck be rationalized for the badge too? Since they're some what similar - sure the Deck has its own OS, is stand alone, but it's just a handheld PC or Steam device - it doesn't get it's own listing separate from Steam. Or I think of folks who play ROMs on dedicated handhelds like the Ayn Odin or Ambernic or Retroid Pocket or even ErickRPG's Legion Go - those devices are simply allowing someone to emulate an old system on a PC/phone adjacent device that IMO is more parallel with the PS-Portal vs. not.

But therein lies part of the issue when counting ROMs/emulation and was partly why my view had been that if you beat a ROM for system-X, you should at least own a copy of system-X - but how the heck would Sarna know that, so who really cares.
Sorry for sticking my nose it, this is Sarna's show and I am fine with that.

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
25-Jan(#126)
No worries. I was just confused what a Portal would be if not a non-traditional controller. I think it’s different from a Steam Deck, because a Steam Deck is a legit PC that you can download and play games on. I think of a Steam Deck as a more portable laptop. You can’t play anything on a Portal unless your PS5 is on, and, when you turn on the Portal, the PS5 recognizes it as a controller and takes control away from your other controllers and gives it to the Portal.

Slickriven wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> It’s not a big deal to me either way. I have a bunch of non-traditional controllers.
>> (That badge was actually my idea originally. I pitched it to @Slickriven back
> in
>> the day.) I am a little confused what y’all would consider the Portal then
> though.
>> Is it a system? Because I definitely wouldn’t consider it a traditional controller,
>> so I’m not sure what else it would be (if it's not a non-traditional controller).
>>
>
> TBC I wasn't trying to be mean or anything and I do recall your input on the badge
> since I was thinking originally of just a light-gun badge but felt that was too narrowly
> focused and I took your suggestion.
> I can see your viewpoint on it being unique, but then I think almost the opposite
> - if the PS-Portal is considered as an unique controller, then wouldn't playing on
> the Steam Deck be rationalized for the badge too? Since they're some what similar
> - sure the Deck has its own OS, is stand alone, but it's just a handheld PC or Steam
> device - it doesn't get it's own listing separate from Steam. Or I think of folks
> who play ROMs on dedicated handhelds like the Ayn Odin or Ambernic or Retroid Pocket
> or even ErickRPG's Legion Go - those devices are simply allowing someone to emulate
> an old system on a PC/phone adjacent device that IMO is more parallel with the PS-Portal
> vs. not.
>
> But therein lies part of the issue when counting ROMs/emulation and was partly why
> my view had been that if you beat a ROM for system-X, you should at least own a copy
> of system-X - but how the heck would Sarna know that, so who really cares.
> Sorry for sticking my nose it, this is Sarna's show and I am fine with that.
>
>
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
26-Jan(#127)
ErickRPG wrote:
> #10 King's Quest V - PC / Windows
>
> Also beat King's Quest V. The voice acting sound like it was done by the director
> and a bunch of friends. It's bad. Which is funny because the next game in the series
> has really good voice acting. But it was a fine game to play. I love these sorts
> of games so even less than stellar elements are accepted in some cases! This one
> I could put away the keyboard since it was point n click. no direction buttons needed!
>

"Never trust a bad guy, Graham."

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
26-Jan(#128)
DemonAlcohol wrote:
> My #9 in Alan Wake 2
>
>
> Wow what a masterpiece. The best facial animation i've seen and the environments
> are simply stunning at 4k. The story is smart and mature, the best narration in a
> game i've ever played. Over the top OST that I'm going to listen to long after playing
> this game. My only complaints are not enough action and the rhyme puzzles are not
> to my liking. Playing the first game is a must, but I also recommend playing Control
> and it's DLC's because they link together in the same universe. 9.5/10

What system?

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 26-Jan(#129)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> #10 King's Quest V - PC / Windows
>>
>> Also beat King's Quest V. The voice acting sound like it was done by the director
>> and a bunch of friends. It's bad. Which is funny because the next game in the
> series
>> has really good voice acting. But it was a fine game to play. I love these sorts
>> of games so even less than stellar elements are accepted in some cases! This
> one
>> I could put away the keyboard since it was point n click. no direction buttons
> needed!
>>
>
> "Never trust a bad guy, Graham."

I didn't notice the writing too much. It was just the voice acting. Starting with the Owl. Sheesh was he grating. But I'll have to go back and cringe at the writing too I guess, lol.


DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
26-Jan(#130)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> DemonAlcohol wrote:
>> My #9 in Alan Wake 2
>>
>>
>> Wow what a masterpiece. The best facial animation i've seen and the environments
>> are simply stunning at 4k. The story is smart and mature, the best narration in
> a
>> game i've ever played. Over the top OST that I'm going to listen to long after
> playing
>> this game. My only complaints are not enough action and the rhyme puzzles are
> not
>> to my liking. Playing the first game is a must, but I also recommend playing Control
>> and it's DLC's because they link together in the same universe. 9.5/10
>
> What system?
>
>

Sorry, PC.

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
26-Jan(#131)
#6 down: Young Souls on Amazon Luna. I would like to count this toward the Pile Drivin' badge, as it's a side-scrolling beat 'em up.

Until @Slickriven mentioned it, I hadn't realized that you get free games on Luna that rotate monthly with Amazon Prime. It was really simple to plug in an Xbox Series X controller and play. This didn't outstay its welcome and was fun the whole way through. You get some interesting weapons that you can upgrade (with magic powers like the ability to summon creatures to fight for you), and the art style is neat. I'd recommend it.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
26-Jan(#132)
@Bleed_DukeBlue Glad I mentioned it - it is interesting that Amazon doesn't promote that Luna perk very much. Heck they don't promote the fee games via legacy Twitch a lot either, unless you hit that page, but maybe I'm wrong on that a little as I don't visit the homepage on Amazon too often since I almost always have a tab open for some product on there and just search for whatever next thing I want to buy vs poking around the main site and seeing any of their ads. I also use an add blocker.

FYI, for those with Prime accts and thinking about playing a game on Luna, they used to state this, but I don't see it on the newer page layout, but those titles generally cycle out each month. So if you're thinking of playing something like Control that's currently available, you'll likely want to be sure and commit to beating it before February gets here... or opt to sign up for the 7 day trial to play it after it cycles out, which could then result in you paying for the Luna+ membership.

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
26-Jan(#133)
@Bleed_DukeBlue Okay, I think I know what to do about the PS Portal--it's effectively a modern Sega Nomad Sega Nomad , which has its own console icon. If you can provide a logo for it, I'll add it as a separate console.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 26-Jan(#134)
9th done, 3rd on Steam
Valdis Story: Abyssal City
Badge: first towards Metroidvania
Alpha: 1 closer with V now complete, 5 left: #/E/J/Q/X

Man this was rough. This has been on some top Metroidvania lists and so it was on my radar/Wishlist and I purchased it recently and jumped in thanks to the V title some... I might have given up on this were it not for this thread, the game was frustrating. I'll give my pros/cons below.

Pros: Art style was solid, music was good, story was interesting enough but not amazing

Cons: Will elaborate on most of these below - Controls were floaty and button choices, while customizable, weren't great, near complete lack of direction/info, too easy for multiple foes to stun-lock you and/or knock you off the platform and down into a prior room where foes respawn and you'll almost always get hit immediately, some sort of BS boss mechanics, bad UI/UX.

* Controls - you could way too easily jump over platforms when not even in icy or windy areas. Had to hold down RT to cast a spell, but you also wanted to hold LT a good bit in hectic fights to block, well when you hit both triggers at once you got a context like menu to change your spells, so instead of hitting RT+down on the dPad, if you hit RT+LT+down you'd open that menu and instantly change the down spell from what you wanted to the next option. Also my LT kept either flaking out or was somehow also triggering an escape from the main menu and that context menu at times - it was a mess.
* Custom buttons - there was no default or reset to in the menu, so if you started to change things you couldn't easily go back to what the game intended.
* No direction - I'm less complaining about a game of this type and more about what things you do collect and what they're for, like I got 4 pieces of armor, ok now what. Had to look that up, or I wanted the double-jump that I presumed was in the game, had to look that up too and you had to visit this optional area, talk to an NPC, then he'd show up at your base and offer some upgrades (including the jump) but you needed to provide things for him, and so I had to look up where those things might be - it was just lacking in really any meaningful flow of organically progressing, even the main tasks gave you almost nothing on where to potentially go next. With the double jump, it was basically optional, and therefore you could attempt to beat the game without it, but good luck there as the final part would've been VERY difficult without it and you really have no way of knowing that.
* Stun lock and statuses like getting frozen in ice or grabbed and held by a big foe all stunk, many couldn't be blocked and if you were in the air and hit you fell and couldn't recover which sucked when trying to climb a tall vertical room only to get knocked a long ways back down.
* Boss mechanics - Most bosses had a red health and blue 'shield' bar but you often didn't have a clue on what to do to take out the shield. - 1 boss had elements in the room you needed to attack, others used this shield bar as a countdown like mechanic until they unleashed a flurry of attacks, it was just crap I didn't care for, I guess the variety was good, I'm just grumpy about this game overall.
* UI/UX - already mentioned the lack of a default button assignment, but in the game you would visit shops and they would say 2 In Stock - leaving me to figure that's how many I owned, since my inventory screen wouldn't open for these screens - nope it was their inventory. I also mentioned the dumb spell context menu, that had a dedicated pause menu, but navigating that was a mess with the dpad b/c down from the 3rd assignment slot often took you to the left where the spells were just laid out instead of the 4th assignment slot. The map had no legend, no overall map, no markers you could put on and it gave a percentage value that was completely tied to visiting all room, not collecting stuff or whatnot. Item assignment was also bad since you didn't get a screen to compare how a new armor piece would alter your stats.

Overall I wanted to like this game but it annoyed me a lot and I nearly HATED it, I WILL NOT play it more after beating the final boss, but it did keep me coming back even after cursing it frequently. With some better explaining, better UI/UX in a few areas and improved controls it could've been a gem.

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
26-Jan(#135)
OP updated!

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
27-Jan(#136)
Fair enough. How do I provide a logo?

SupremeSarna wrote:
> @Bleed_DukeBlue Okay, I think I know what to do about the PS Portal--it's effectively
> a modern Sega Nomad Sega Nomad , which has its own console icon. If you can provide
> a logo for it, I'll add it as a separate console.
>
>
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
27-Jan(#137)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Fair enough. How do I provide a logo?
>
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> @Bleed_DukeBlue Okay, I think I know what to do about the PS Portal--it's effectively
>> a modern Sega Nomad Sega Nomad , which has its own console icon. If you can provide
>> a logo for it, I'll add it as a separate console.

If you can find a logo that looks different from the existing PS ones, just PM me a link. It seems the new images I post from Twitter end up with white backgrounds even when I transparentized them from the start.

Yoshi
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11)
* 27-Jan(#138)
Number: 2
Full Title: Double Dragon Advance
Platform Played: Steam
Collection: N/A
Native Platform: PC / Windows
Original Platform: Game Boy Advance
Applicable Badge: Pile Drivin' (1/2)

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails...

I was a big fan of the GBA back when it launched. In fact, I imported it and several of the games before it launched in the US. Somehow this is one that I missed and regretted. Despite this being an embarrassingly bare bones port, I finally got to take it down.



coin -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Evercade -
Sega Genesis Minis -
PC / Windows -
NEC PC Engine Mini -
Sega Saturn -
Super Nintendo Classic -
Steam - Sniper Elite 4, Double Dragon Advance
Nintendo Switch -
Nintendo Wii U -

Unique Systems Covered: 1/11
Total Games Beaten: 2

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 27-Jan(#139)
Haha here's me stinking my nose in again, but IS the PS portable really like the Sega Nomad ? Nomad is a fully independent system that is basically a portable Sega Genesis but really you only need to own a Nomad and some games to use it, that's not true for the portable - it's basically useless without a PlayStation 5. Duke might be more correct that is a unique controller vs an independent system.

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 27-Jan(#140)
Lol! Did I win you over to my side @Slickriven ? :)

Slickriven wrote:
> Haha here's me stinking my nose in again, but IS the PS portable really like the
> Sega Nomad ? Nomad is a fully independent system that is basically a portable Sega Genesis
> but really you only need to own a Nomad and some games to use it, that's not true
> for the portable - it's basically useless without a PlayStation 5. Duke might be more correct
> that is a unique controller vs an independent system.
>
>
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
* 27-Jan(#141)
What's the rules on beating a game more than once a year? Looking at playing Diablo 4 again but there is another expansion in the fall so I'll def beat it again then. Also, Alan Wake 2's new game + has some more story stuff I want to check out. I'd like those to be counted again. As long as it's not abuse such as playing a 20 minute game 100 times a week.

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
27-Jan(#142)
DemonAlcohol wrote:
> What's the rules on beating a game more than once a year? Looking at playing Diablo
> 4 again but there is another expansion in the fall so I'll def beat it again then.
> Also, Alan Wake 2's new game + has some more story stuff I want to check out. I'd
> like those to be counted again. As long as it's not abuse such as playing a 20 minute
> game 100 times a week.

Once you declare it beaten, that's it. You can play through it again on another system for a new clear, or play newly-released content for a DLC clear. If you play the exact same game five times, you get the Gamer's Day badge, but not four more clears.

DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
27-Jan(#143)
Fiddlesticks!

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
27-Jan(#144)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Lol! Did I win you over to my side @Slickriven ? :)
>

HAHAHA... maybe. I'll simply say that I personally think the PS Portable is more akin to a controller vs. a separate system like the Sega Nomad
Good luck @SupremeSarna

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
27-Jan(#145)
@DemonAlcohol you could really play Diablo 4 multiple times and even report it, I think Sarna's implying that he simply won't record it in the OP. But isn't really looking to discourage you from playing a game you like more than once.
Sorry @SupremeSarna, I'm injecting myself into this thread a bunch lately... Guess I'm earning that 'past gatekeeper' medal.

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
28-Jan(#146)
Slickriven wrote:
> @DemonAlcohol you could really play Diablo 4 multiple times and even report it, I
> think Sarna's implying that he simply won't record it in the OP. But isn't really
> looking to discourage you from playing a game you like more than once.
> Sorry @SupremeSarna, I'm injecting myself into this thread a bunch lately... Guess
> I'm earning that 'past gatekeeper' medal.

That's correct. Play games as many times as you want! But I'll only record the first time, unless you beat it for more systems.

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 28-Jan(#147)
#11 Shadow of the Colossus - PlayStation 4

I've owned this game for so long. Never did I beat the PS2 version. So finally after so many years I finally experienced this whole game. As to whether I'd call it a masterpiece, I don't know. But it's definitely a gem of a game and worthy of it's status as a beloved classic. Game definitely looks beautiful on a large screen. Not all games do I feel my projector makes it any better, but this one, yep. Not just the huge colossi, but the large feel to the open fields. I played Atreyu's Quest from the neverending story soundtrack while I was in an open plain, haha, that was fun.

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SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
* 28-Jan(#148)
I beat Spotto! Nintendo 3DS (originally Nintendo DSi ). Like all DSiware, this is lost to time unless you bought it on the DSi Shop or the 3DS eShop. So it’ll be the first half of Delisted for me.
[imgt w=2048 h=1536]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GE67CKyWoAA7Ics?format...[/imgt]
The game is pretty good. You use the stylus to line up and chuck bombs into ghosts’ mouths. Occasionally you get super bombs that, if successful, cause a targeted ghost to release a flurry of bombs in all directions, which then cause their victims to explode into more bombs. There are 50 stages, which I think is a little much. But hey, you get plenty of bang for your buck.

I already beat this in 2022, so I played Pro mode this time. You can’t see a dotted line to show where the bomb will land, so it’s more challenging lining up the perfect shot. Not too hard, though.

I fully support Intelligent Systems to make a remake, expand the series, or get a Spotto cameo in Fire Emblem.

Yoshi
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11)
* 28-Jan(#149)
Number: 3
Full Title: Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line
Platform Played: Steam
Collection: N/A
Native Platform: PC / Windows
Original Platform: PC / Windows
Applicable Badge: 2nd Amendment (1/2)

https://steamcommunity.com/id/yossydesune/stats/95... (I forgot to take a screenshot, so the Achievements will have to do)

I really enjoyed the base game a couple years back and decided to finally circle back to the DLC. I like how it both stands alone and relates to the main story. Teyon really is a nice testament to how good AA games can be and how IP can be treated with respect.



coin -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Evercade -
Sega Genesis Minis -
PC / Windows -
NEC PC Engine Mini -
Sega Saturn -
Super Nintendo Classic -
Steam - Sniper Elite 4, Double Dragon Advance, Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line
Nintendo Switch -
Nintendo Wii U -

Unique Systems Covered: 1/11
Total Games Beaten: 3

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
29-Jan(#150)
@SupremeSarna Hey! Sorry to bother you, but I just noticed that my clear of Young Souls is listed under iOS when it should be under Luna. Thanks!
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
29-Jan(#151)
I beat my high scores on Pacmania and Pac-Land both on xbox 1 Microsoft Xbox One
Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
29-Jan(#152)
Before the month ends and I forget, I beat:

Assassins Creed Origins (PS4): I love traveling and checking all the locations. I also dig Bayek as the protagonist. This game is a joy to play, IMO. I wonder if Odyssey feels the same.

The Outer Worlds (PS4): Went back to finish this one in the hardest difficulty. It's crazy how hard some of those enemies can hit you. Adding the hunger, sleep, and thirst elements is also a bit stressful. My opinion remains the same, this is a "we have Fallout at home" game.

Strider (PS4): A quick and fun game, good way to remember the original title that I played on the Genesis. The plot is nothing to write home about, but I was there just to jump and do cool ninja stuff, so I enjoyed it lol
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
30-Jan(#153)
@legendrko25 Are you aiming for badges this year? If so, you'll have to specify that, preferably with the relevant badge you earn each time.

legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
30-Jan(#154)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> @legendrko25 Are you aiming for badges this year? If so, you'll have to specify that,
> preferably with the relevant badge you earn each time.
>
>

Im trying for badges yes ill post when i beat the games relevant to the badge
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
31-Jan(#155)
#7 down: Centipede (Game Boy) - This (alongside my previous clear of Bust-a-Move) gets me the Quarter Muncher badge. Centipede is an endless arcade game, but I beat 100 levels and it was just the same thing repeating itself over and over for the many levels I played through after 100 levels, so I think I’ve done enough to count it as a clear. This game was just not at all fun. It felt like a chore to play.
incubus421
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 31-Jan(#156)
#3 Dishonored 2 PlayStation 4 on 1/31

I can't say I remember the first one ALL too much since I played it 10 years ago and had to watch a recap video, but the sequel is excellent. Be stealthy, be a brute, discover 17 ways to the same goal. You can play how ever you like and the level design is top notch. The Clockwork Mansion might be one of my single favorite levels in gaming. 8/10 easily. I played as Emily in a low chaos, mostly stealthy, and overly thorough approach that took me 18.5 hours to complete. I think I might go New Game+ as Corvo and run through in high chaos mode without supernatural powers (all for trophies). I bet I can clear it in a few hours.

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Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
31-Jan(#157)
Dishonored 2 is one of my favorite games of all time. I played it the first time on no powers no kills and you can’t be spotted once by guards. That was the most intense stealth experience I’ve had in a game.

incubus421 wrote:
> #3 Dishonored 2 PlayStation 4 on 1/31
>
> I can't say I remember the first one ALL too much since I played it 10 years ago
> and had to watch a recap video, but the sequel is excellent. Be stealthy, be a brute,
> discover 17 ways to the same goal. You can play how ever you like and the level
> design is top notch. The Clockwork Mansion might be one of my single favorite levels
> in gaming. 8/10 easily. I played as Emily in a low chaos, mostly stealthy, and overly
> thorough approach that took me 18.5 hours to complete. I think I might go New Game+
> as Corvo and run through in high chaos mode without supernatural powers (all for
> trophies). I bet I can clear it in a few hours.
>
> [imgt w=2048 h=1152]https://i.imgur.com/z0kOtPK.jpg[/imgt]
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 31-Jan(#158)
After three consecutive releases that left me disappointed and nearly three recent playthroughs that reminded me of some sour spots in the franchise, Tekken 8 dropped late last Thursday, and it doesn't suck.

Number: 5
Full Title: Tekken 8
Platform Played: Windows
Collection: N/A
Native Platform: Windows
Original Platforms: Windows, Xbox Series, PlayStation 5
Applicable Badge: Street Fightin' (already earned)

Tekken 8's story mode is a longtime fan's dream come true, in the same way that Avengers: Endgame was an excellent payoff for moviegoers that had invested in Marvel's cinematic universe for ten years. After an over-the-top, high energy montage of an entry that highlight's all the game's characters instead of two grumpy MIshimas, the campaign drops brutal fight after brutal fight, seasoned with incredible setpieces, lots of fan service, and enough mysteries to keep you on the edge of your seat until the credits roll.

In the span of a few hours, on top of the expected high stakes duels between the two surviving Mishimas, you participate in the actual King of Iron Fist Tournament for the first time - with brackets, an over the top stage announcer, and other stadium antics - rather than just letting the tournament be an invisible backdrop for whatever happens over the course of the game. There's also an incredible sequence - hinted at in the intro - where dozens of prominent Tekken fighters all meet face to face on a battlefield and duke it out there, instead of a sterile tournament arena. I ate it up, along with every other throwback the writers seemed to sneak into the story. The use of music, camera angles, and even changing movesets to add impact to a moment was all incredibly well done, even if the overarching story was the overdramatic anime soap opera that we've come to expect from the genre.

None of that would matter if the fighting didn't hold up. I was originally extremely skeptical of Tekken 8's new aesthetic with its Street Fighter-esque, roided-out, hulky characters; the character names painted on screen like graffiti tags; the pile-on of new fighting mechanics and power techniques; and the "OH OH OH OH OH" character select music which seems to have been pulled from a different universe when laid down next to its predecessors. And while I'm still adjusting to exactly how jacked Law looks this time around, the actual fighting engine is a blast. Every punch and every kick lands with an impact that's unprecedented by other games in the series, and the Heat Rush and Rage Arts mechanics are both fairly implemented and impressive to look at. While I played in a few matches online that reverted back to the glitchy shuffle dance of defensive Tekken, most fights embraced new aggressive playstyles, which turned nearly every match into a spectacle.

I've been looking forward to my Tekken play sessions every day. With the main campaign over and both endings unlocked, I've been working my way through the Character Episodes and trying to unlock the last of the achievements. I even dabbled in the online mode for a little bit, which centers around a live multi-room arcade area (with a beach!) that your avatar can roam looking for challenges. With things running great on a Steam Deck, lots of DLC to look forward to, and plenty of customization items to unlock, I can see me revisiting the game a lot in the future.


PC / Windows - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Tekken 7, Tekken 8
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DSi -
Nintendo New 3DS -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Tekken 5
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Sony PlayStation VR -
Sony PlayStation VR 2 -
Sega Genesis -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
NEC TurboDuo -
3DO -
Atari Jaguar -
Android -
image -
coin -

Bear & Bird - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Street Fightin' - Tekken 5, Tekken 7, Tekken 8

Unique Systems Covered: 3/38
Total Games Beaten: 5


Tekken 8 will probably be pushed aside for a bit to give me time to dive into next month's Games of the Month, but I'll probably get through a bunch more episodes before the end of the month when Final Fantasy VII Rebirth drops.

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
31-Jan(#159)
#8 down: Adam's Venture: Origins on PS4. I'd like to count this one toward the "You're Winner" badge. It got a 53 on Metacritic, and that's about the best it deserves. It's basically like playing Tomb Raider but with less interesting puzzles, awful controls, and annoying stealth parts you can instantly fail. It was a fairly easy platinum, but apparently only 21% of people got it, and I think that's because a few parts get frustrating, and the game isn't particularly fun. There's no fighting. You can't even jump on things unless they have a white mark on them and you do it just the right way at the right time. You basically just solve puzzles and avoid enemies.

Also, @SupremeSarna, I noticed that you added an entry for my Portal. Could you please move my Mystical Mixing clear from PS4 to there? I beat it entirely on my Portal. Thanks!
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
1-Feb(#160)
January has now passed. I shall now run through a few fun stats from the past month to entertain you:
-We've beaten 96 games so far! Good job, y'all! We'd have beaten more if I weren't being absolutely pounded with intern work right now. @ErickRPG leads the pack with 11.
-We've cleared 48 systems. That's 15.34% of the whole lot. ErickRPG and @TalonJedi87 are tied for first place, with 11.
-We've got four badges earned. Quarter Muncher is a popular one, isn't it?
-I'm adding a new console to the OP: PS Portal. I'll have its icon finished soon. I'm also making a change to the BFFL badge: It will now include games that you play and beat in a group setting, not just ones that have a strict co-op mode. For example, if you and a friend race each other to the end of a single-player game, that would count. You must both be playing for it to meet the criteria, of course--no playing a single-player game while someone else watches, with no active participation.

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
1-Feb(#161)
Thanks @SupremeSarna! Also, sorry to bother you, but it looks like you accidentally moved my Mystical Mixing clear to Luna instead of Portal?

SupremeSarna wrote:
> January has now passed. I shall now run through a few fun stats from the past month
> to entertain you:
> -We've beaten 96 games so far! Good job, y'all! We'd have beaten more if I weren't
> being absolutely pounded with intern work right now. @ErickRPG leads the pack
> with 11.
> -We've cleared 48 systems. That's 15.34% of the whole lot. ErickRPG and @TalonJedi87
> are tied for first place, with 11.
> -We've got four badges earned. Quarter Muncher is a popular one, isn't it?
> -I'm adding a new console to the OP: PS Portal. I'll have its icon finished soon.
> I'm also making a change to the BFFL badge: It will now include games that you play
> and beat in a group setting, not just ones that have a strict co-op mode. For
> example, if you and a friend race each other to the end of a single-player game,
> that would count. You must both be playing for it to meet the criteria, of course--no
> playing a single-player game while someone else watches, with no active participation.
>
>

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