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!
Total Games Beaten: 81 Top Users 1. jdwooley14: 10 2. TalonJedi87, Archer, Kommie: 8 3. ErickRPG: 7 4. Bleed_DukeBlue: 6 5. Gamerslyf, Frank: 5 Total Systems Covered: 48/491 (10%) Top Users 1. jdwooley14, Archer: 6 2. Bleed_DukeBlue: 5 3. ErickRPG: 4 4. SupremeSarna, Kommie, Frank: 3 5. --: -- Monthly Leader: -- (January)
image - - Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Die, Leisure Suit Larry: Land of the Lounge Lizards, Leisure Suit Larry - - - image - - - - - - - - - Wreckfest, MX vs. ATV All Out - Paper Mario: The Origami King - Final Fantasy VII Remake Unique Systems Covered:4/16 Total Games Beaten:7
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Super Mario Galaxy - - - - - - Tetris 99 - - What Remains of Edith Finch, The Touryst, Moving Out - Unique Systems Covered:3/31 Total Games Beaten:5
- Vaguard Princess, Helltakers, Fallout: New Vegas - - Pokémon FireRed - - Pokémon Rocket Red, Deadeus, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge - Pokémon Crystal - - Resident Evil 5 - - Alteria Ryza Unique Systems Covered:6/10 Total Games Beaten:10
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Far Cry 3 - - - Mother Russia Bleeds, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, "I Love You, Colonel Sanders," Soma - - - - Cyberpunk 2077, What Remains of Edith Finch - Unique Systems Covered:3/9 Total Games Beaten:8
- - - - - - 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 Unique Systems Covered:1/6 Total Games Beaten:8
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Unique Systems Covered:0/23 Total Games Beaten:--
ICONS & BADGES
- 50% of systems covered, - 100% of systems covered, - 0 games beaten, - 5 games beaten, - 10 games beaten (additional gold stars for every ten), - top user in systems completed, - top user in games beaten, - badge leader, - 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 -------------------- image Mega Manly -------------------- image JRPG -------------------- image Hyrulian Hero -------------------- image Raccoon City -------------------- image 2nd Amendment -------------------- image Race Drivin' -------------------- image "Destroy the Core!" -------------------- image Super Sonic -------------------- image Super Mayrio --------------------
image Ninja Gayden -------------------- image Vault Boy -------------------- image Sasori Vader -------------------- image Guybrush Threepwood -------------------- image Quest for Peace -------------------- image Bo Knows -------------------- image Brotherhood of Nod -------------------- image S.O.F.T. -------------------- image Grown-Ass Man --------------------
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 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!
I'm ready to chew ass and kick bubble gum. And I'm all out of ass. Or something.
My list has a few minor changes. My SuperGrafx is long gone and has been replaced by a Core Grafx (and will hopefully be replaced further by an Analogue Duo late this year), so I updated that icon. Also, my Xbox One has been replaced by an Xbox Series X, which is finally arriving next week.
I'll probably add a couple systems this year too. If Analogue Turbo Graphics CD comes out in 2021 and they restock SNES then I'll get those. And possibly a Series X depending how good Halo Infinite looks.
@Bleed_DukeBlue as far as your "unique" ideas for badges, I suppose the alphabet one would be doable, although it would be different from all the other badges in that you'd have to beat 26 games to achieve it, rather than two. The 123 one, however, I think I'll let you implement that on your own time, lol.
I could throw my hat into the ring, but I won't be prioritizing it a whole lot. -Game & Watch -Genesis -SNES -Virtual Boy -PS1 -Nintendo 64 -Game Boy Advance (+SP) -GameCube -DS -Wii -3DS -New 3DS -Wii U -PS4 -Switch -iPhone Should be pretty obvious on which side my bread is buttered, heh.
Does this mean all possible games need to be cleared on a system that can run them? For example, can I check off GBA by beating an original Game Boy game on that system? Is GBA the only requirement for it? Do I have to beat GB, GBC, and GBA on it to cross it off the list?
I'm curious about phone games, if I downloaded a emulator and played and beat a game, would that count for android? Or would it need to be a game off the store? And if it does count, I'll only count it towards one category, because I mostly emulate gba/gbc
Haha! Totally fair. Thanks for considering my ridiculous ideas. I actually may do both of those things just for kicks. Also, #1 and #2 down- Power Stone and Power Stone 2 on Dreamcast. That should cover the Street Fightin' icon too. Great games, but Power Stone 2 was a lot more fun (extra characters, more players at a time, more items, less reliance by the computer on the power stones themselves to win so more variety in matches, etc.). The bosses on Power Stone 2 were also pretty interesting. I had forgotten how short these games are, but it was nice going back to them after many, many years.
> @Bleed_DukeBlue as far as your "unique" ideas for badges, I suppose the alphabet
> one would be doable, although it would be different from all the other badges in
> that you'd have to beat 26 games to achieve it, rather than two. The 123 one, however,
> I think I'll let you implement that on your own time, lol.
Speaking of which, I removed a couple of people from last year who barely participated. A couple others were/are on the verge of getting the boot. Not to be ugly, but if you're not going to be an active member in this thread, I'd prefer it if you didn't join in the first place.
@Antipop You're right, that was a poor attitude--my bad. I apologize for my perceived apathy. It was unnecessary and unappreciative. I'll have plenty of time to beat games for my systems this year, and this looks like a fun activity. I'd be eager to join officially if you'll still have me after my previous gaff.
I would like to know more about the backwards-compatibility question I had earlier.
#3 down: Battleborn on PS4. This is one of those games I may have put off forever, since it was a random purchase for a couple of dollars at GameStop. I ended up playing it, though, because I found out that the servers were going away as of January 25th, and it will be completely unplayable after that. It's way too big and grindy to platinum at this point, but I wanted to at least beat the campaign. The campaign was harder than I expected, and it took me several attempts to solo the last level, so it was pretty satisfying to knock this one out. It was fairly fun--kind of a cross between Borderlands and Overwatch with bright, bold colors and ridiculous characters. Some of the dialogue was amusing (but, like Borderlands, it was kinda hit and miss). Not a bad experience overall (and much more fun in co-op, which I was able to pull off for a couple of levels before it got pretty tough to find people to play with.).
I'm slowly working my way through Immortals: Fenyx Rising now, but I'll probably play other things along to way to avoid burning out.
It sounds like there is a true ending if you 100% collecting, but I don't like the game enough to do it. This game is NOT staying in the collection. The writing is bad, I'm not feeling any humor or Nintendo magic in this game. I'm making a mental note to avoid whatever team made this game.
I've heard so many mixed things about Origami King. It's been on a couple "best of 2020" lists, while other people have said it's more of the same that Sticker Star and Color Splash started. I want to give it a go, but don't want to end up wasting my time.
I will say, the Paper Mario humor has never really clicked with me and from what I gather Color Splash lived and died on it's comedy. If Origami King is anything like that, I'm going to most likely pass.