- Jackal - Noobow, Adventure Island II: Aliens in Paradise - Sonic 3 & Knuckles - Super Turrican, Rockman 7 - - Nekketsu Oyako, Gale Racer - Final Fantasy IX, The Adventure of Little Ralph - - - Bakumatsuroman dai ni maku: Gekka no kenshi - Final Edition - - Mighty Final Fight (via Capcom Mini Mix) - - SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos - - - The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D - - Dark Souls III - Bare Knuckle IV Unique Systems Covered:13/21 Total Games Beaten:18
- Astrologaster, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Crusader Kings 3, Endless Legend, Pillars of Eternity, Pillars of Eternity 2 - Football Manager 2021, Pinball FX3 - Theatre of Magic - Peggle, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Foxyland, Super Destronaut: Land Wars - Cyberpunk 2077, Balancelot, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, Arcania: Gothic 4, Oxenfree, The Quiet Man, F1 2020 - Dark Souls Remastered, Oxenfree, Donut Country, F1 2019 - Weeping Doll - Dadish - Tetris Effect: Connected, Dark Souls III, Dirt 5, Wreckfest - Concept Destruction, Madden 21, Bugsnax, Black Clouds, Disco Elysium, Near Replicant Unique Systems Covered:10/10 Total Games Beaten:35
- - - - - - - Hungry Cat Picross, Colorzzle, A Tale of Little Berry Forrest - - Broken Age, Ganbare! Super Strikers, Xeno Crisis, Task Force Kampas, Root Double: Before Crime * After Days Xtend Edition - Assassin's Creed Origins, Arcade Game Series: Galaga, Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug, Arcade Games Series: Pac Man, Monster Hunter World, Monster Hunter World: Iceborn - Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019) Unique Systems Covered:4/11 Total Games Beaten:16
- Crusader Kings III, Deck of Ashes - Mega Man 2, Mega Man 5, Tennis, Baseball - - Captain Commando - - - Power Stone, Power Stone 2 - Guitar Hero - Metroid: Zero Mission - - Super Mario Galaxy, Ghost Squad - image - Perfect Ironing, Project Makeover, Pirates Outlaws, Solitairica, Soda Dungeon, Soda Dungeon 2, Legendary Game of Heroes - Super Mario 3D World - 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, Bioshock Remastered - My Friend Pedro - Bonfire, Mars Odyssey - Super Mario Odyssey, Bowser's Fury (DLC), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Reigns, The Garden's Between, Little Nightmares II - - Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Outriders, Resident Evil Village Unique Systems Covered:15/21 Total Games Beaten:43
- - - Blazing Star - - - - - image - - - - 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, Hyper Light Drifter, Gate of Doom, Wizard Fire, Kingdom of Arcadia, Toree 3D, Savage Halloween, 1944: The Loop Master, Mega Twins, The House in Fata Morgana, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, 1941: Counter Attack, Raiden, Raiden II - Submerged: Hidden Depths, Cthulhu Saves Christmas Unique Systems Covered:3/13 Total Games Beaten:36
- - Donkey Kong '94 - Pokémon Trading Card Game - Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Orphen: Scion of Sorcery - Crash Nitro Kart - Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, Pokémon Diamond, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Pokémon Black - - Data Wing - Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D - Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Remaster, "Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!", The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, Indivisible, Pac Man 99, Luigi's Mansion 3, New Pokémon Snap Unique Systems Covered:7/11 Total Games Beaten:20
- Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls III, Remnant: Ashes From Ashes, Outward, Red Dead Online, The Division 2 - Unique Systems Covered:1/2 Total Games Beaten:6
- Mamonoro Curse, Cyberpunk 2077, Cyber Shadow, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Astyanax - - Final Fantasy II - - SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (), Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Super Mario 3D World Unique Systems Covered:4/6 Total Games Beaten:9
- Blair Witch, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - Streets of Rage 3, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie - - - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - - 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, Batman: The Telltale Series, Batman: Enemy Within, Beast Quest, Resident Evil 2 (2019), Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, The Little Acre, The Last Campfire, Twin Mirror, MechaNika/Agatha Knife, Rain on Your Parade, Zombie Army 4, Flipping Death - Resident Evil Village Unique Systems Covered:4/8 Total Games Beaten:42
- - Kirby's Adventure - - Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - - - - Super Mario Bros. Deluxe - - - - image - Pokémon Mini Pinball - - - - - - - - Plants vs. Zombies - New Super Mario Bros. 2, My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - - - - - Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Mask - Bugsnax Unique Systems Covered:9/29 Total Games Beaten:10
- Puzzle Agent, Gunpoint - Super Mario Bros. image - Leo's Fortune, Device 6, Duet, Assemble with Care, What the Golf, Empty, Kitty Letter, Lifeline - Resident Evil 3 (2020), Portal, Superhot, Titanfall 2 - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019), BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL!, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Subsurface Circular, Celeste, Kamiko, A Case of Distrust - Pistol Whip 2089, Red Matter - Superhot - Celeste, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Sayonara Wild Hearts, DOOM Eternal, Donut County, Minit, Control Unique Systems Covered:8/8 Total Games Beaten:32
image - 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 - - - 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, Smash T.V., Gate of Doom, Captain Commando, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom, Vigilante, The Punisher, In the Hunt, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, Knuckle Bash 2, Bad Dudes, Alien vs. Predator, Knights of the Round, B.Rap Boys, The Ninja Warriors, Arabian Fight, Blade Master, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Black Tiger, Contra, Vamf x1/2, Crossed Swords, Golden Axe, Aliens, Dead Connection, Arabian Magic - - - - Peggle image - Shiny Ski Resort, Dungeon Village, Sushi Spinnery, Hot Springs Story 2 - - Final Fantasy VII Remake, Secret of Mana (2017) - Wreckfest, MX vs. ATV All Out, Resident Evil 2 (2019), Kingdom Hearts III, Battlefield 1 - Paper Mario: The Origami King, Bravely Default II - Unique Systems Covered:7/16 Total Games Beaten:59
- A Hat in Time - - - Pac Man (Namco), Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bioshock Remastered - - LittleBigPlanet PSP - - - Super Mario Galaxy - - Super Mario 3D Land - - Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8 - - Tetris 99, Bowser's Fury (DLC) - What Remains of Edith Finch, The Touryst, Moving Out, Donut County, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition - Unique Systems Covered:9/31 Total Games Beaten:16
- 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 - - - - Pokémon Gold - - - The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - - - - - - - - - Astro's Playroom Unique Systems Covered:4/17 Total Games Beaten:18
- Phantasy Star Universe, .hack//INFECTION, Puzzle Challenge Crosswords, Jaws Unleashed, Burnout, Burnout 2, Siren, Burnout 3: Takedown, Rule of Rose, .hack//MUTATION, Mana Khemia, Kuon, Spider-Man 3, Burnout Revenge, The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, A Bard's Tale, Jet Li's Rise to Honor, Grandia 2, Haunting Ground, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Mana Khemia, Superman: Shadow of Apokolips, Superman Returns, Justice League Heroes, Gauntlet Dark Legacy, The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age - Homeland, Phantasy Star Online Ep 1 & 2, Mario Party 6 image - FarmVille Harvest Swap - Unique Systems Covered:3/4 Total Games Beaten:31
- Vaguard Princess, Helltakers, Fallout: New Vegas, Pokémon Outlaw, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon X - - Pokémon FireRed - Pokémon HeartGold, Pokémon White 2 - Pokémon Rocket Red, Deadeus, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, Pokémon Cawps, Pokémon Fuligin, Pokémon Yellow - Pokémon Crystal - - Resident Evil 5 - - Alteria Ryza, Pokémon Shield, Nexomon Extinction Unique Systems Covered:7/10 Total Games Beaten:21
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Far Cry 3, The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero - - - Metal Slug X - 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 - - Hatoful Boyfriend - The Quiet Man, Little Nightmares, Shadow of Colossus, Bioshock, Orc Slayer, Metal Wolf Chaos XD, Resogun, Little Nightmares 2 - Cyberpunk 2077, What Remains of Edith Finch, Donut County, Cyber Shadow, Streets of Rage 4, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Cuphead - Astro's Playroom, Bugsnax, Demon's Souls, Returnal Unique Systems Covered:8/11 Total Games Beaten:30
- Soul Calibur II - Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Kart Double Dash!! - - Dead Rising, Viva Pińata, Toy Story 3, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Dead Rising 2, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Empire of Sin, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, Monopoly Plus, Grant Theft Auto V, Pac Man, Outriders Unique Systems Covered:4/5 Total Games Beaten:18
- Final Fight (via Capcom Beat 'em Up Collection), Nitroplus Blasterz - Jackal, Rockin' Kats - - - - - - Burning Fight, Aero Fighters II - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - - - Marvel Super Heroes - - - - - Power Stone - Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, Battle Shark (via Taito Legends), Ibara - - - Godzilla: Save the Earth, Dead or Alive Ultimate - - Blade Arcus from Shining EX - - Akai Katana, Dead or Alive 4, Deathsmiles - - - - Nitro+ Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel - - Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers - - Unique Systems Covered:12/34 Total Games Beaten:20
- - - - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - - Super Mario 64 image - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time - - - - - Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Pokémon Diamond - - - - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - - - - Bowser's Fury (DLC), Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Axiom Verge Unique Systems Covered:6/20 Total Games Beaten:8
- VA-11 HALL-A, What Remains of Edith Finch, Goosebumps: Escape From Horrorland - - - - - - Barbie, Battle Chess, The Chessmaster, Die Hard, Donkey Kong, Home Alone, North & South, Paperboy, Pirates!, Spot: The Video Game - - - Barbie Fashion Pack Games, Barbie Game Girl, Dragon's Lair: The Legend, The Pagemaster - Barney's Hide & Seek, The Lion King - - Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe, Coca-Cola Kid - Barbie Super Model - Thunder in Paradise - Wirehead - The Daedalus Encounter - - - - Bing Yuan Li Xian Ji II, Barbie Ocean Discovery - - Cool Cool Toon - - Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race, Secret Agent Barbie: Royal Jewels Mission - - - - Silent Hill: Shattered Memories - Alice: Madness Returns - - - Before I Forget - - - - Sayonara Wild Hearts - - Death Squared, BOXBOY! + BOYGIRL!, Snipperclips, Jenny LeClue - Detectivu - - Unique Systems Covered:17/41 Total Games Beaten:37
- Cyber Shadow, Before I Forget - Jackal, Astyanax, Star Wars, Donkey Kong Jr. - Arrow Flash, Outrun - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3 - Batman Returns - Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - Bug! - MediEvil - DOOM 64 - - - Van Helsing, The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery - - Black - Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians, The Bridge, Titan Souls, Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope - Progressbar95, Paint the Cube, Dadish, Tangle Master 3D, Nonogram Color, Tricky Castle, Colorzzle, Math Riddles - Little Big Planet 2: Special Edition - Super Mario Galaxy, Ghost Squad - Dead Space Ignition - New Super Lucky's Tale, Donut County, Morkredd, Call of the Sea, Forza Horizon: Blizzard Mountain (DLC), Rain on Your Parade - Detroit: Become Human Unique Systems Covered:19/22 Total Games Beaten:45
- Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. - Castlevania: Bloodlines - Joe & Mac, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Shaq Fu - - Mega Man 8 - Banjo Tootie, Star Fox 64, Kirby 64: the Crystal Shards - Sonic Chaos, Sonic Labyrinth ( via Sonic Mega Collection +) - Pokémon Pinball (), Donkey Kong Land (), Kirby's Block Ball, Super Mario Land (), Kirby's Dream Land (), Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (), Wario Land 3 (), Kirby's Pinball Land (), Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (), Kirby's Dream Land 2 () - Star Fox: Assault - Drawn to Life, Kirby Squeak Squad - Pandora's Tower, Rodea the Sky Soldier, Bonanza Brothers, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone, Super Fantasy Zone (), Doc Louis's PUNCH-OUT!!, Ristar (), Link's Crossbow Training, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (), Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels, Golden Axe (), LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game image - Final Fantasy All the Bravest - 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros., Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Star Fox 3D, 3D Fantasy Zone II W - New Super Luigi U - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City - 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, Pac Man 99 Unique Systems Covered:15/16 Total Games Beaten:58
- - - - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 - 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, Hades, Huntdown, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters - 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 Nightmares, Genesis Noir, Outriders, Desperados III, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil Village - Astro's Playroom, The Pathless, Sackboy, Mortal Kombat 11, Oddworld Soulstorm, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, Spider-Man Miles Morales Unique Systems Covered:4/7 Total Games Beaten:47
- City of Broken Dreams - Book One - - - Tuff E Nuff - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Cyberpunk 2077 - Unique Systems Covered:3/23 Total Games Beaten:3
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 Dankey Kang --------------------
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 BFFL -------------------- 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 survival horror 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 Dankey Kang: beat a game that features a member of the Donkey Kong clan as a main character 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 "Heavy Machine Gun!": beat a run n' gun You're Winner: beat a game with a <40 on Metacritic and/or a crapty game 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 BFFL: beat a game that is primarily cooperative, be it online or couch Grown-Ass Man: beat a challenging game
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!
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!
I'm sorry for your loss. My cat of nine years, Dell, had unexpected bladder stones last year. He went from curable to put-down in less than a day. The last thing I said to him ten hours before his death was, "Don't worry, you're gonna be okay!" He was not.
I empathize with your pain. It's tough to lose family, feline or not. You'll be in my prayers, Erick.
#40 down: Metroid: Zero Mission on Game Boy Advance. It's a remake of the original 1986 Metroid. This is the first Metroidvania game I've ever beaten. Although I don't enjoy the backtracking of this genre, the actual gameplay was pretty solid. I enjoyed it more than I expected to although I probably won't beat any more like this anytime soon other than the one more I need for that Metroidvania badge.
First towards the SHUMP badge. Pretty sure there's one.
Resogun. Beat this about 4-5 times. Once with each ship, once on normal. I might try Veteran difficulty but this is a genre I like but just not good at. Final level gave me major issues on normal as it is.
Looking for advice: I beat the final boss of the bitesized game Face Raiders , but there are still three stages left to unlock. Unlocking them requires taking a lot of pictures of people and replaying one of the previous stages for each photo. The game isn't that amazing--so I don't feel the urge to do that--nor are there many people in my household at this time to photograph. So have I actually beaten it, or given up halfway through?
> |>> Ok, I beat Barbie Ocean Discovery on as a new speedrun I learned. Gotta
> |>> those Barbie skills sharp.
> |>> Also, add to my list of consoles.
>> Congrats on the PS5
> Yay Frank, so happy for u. let me know how you like that haptic feedback in astro's
> play room.
Thanks bud, but actually, @EclipseLion was awesome and helped me get mine way back in December. Sharif is the one who just added PS5 to his list.
That said, Astro's Playroom was the absolute first thing I booted up, and I 100%ed and platinumed it. I absolutely loved it! The haptic feedback is very impressive as well. It's almost what I expected the JoyCon's to be like. Funny the technology was made by the same company.
It was only natural I'd beat Kirby's Dream Land 3 to round out the trilogy. My ninth favorite Kirby game! It's so replayable, figuring out which ability and animal combination is ideal for each stage. And the graphics are sublime! They really look gorgeous. A ton of fun all around.
10th of April, 37th overall, 1st title Van Helsing Badge: Counts towards You're Winner! and it certainly earns its inclusion of the crappy games list
This game was a mess, I've never seen the '04 movie with Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale but I believe the game follows the plot and so I think I'll pass on watching it. This game earns it's sub 40 review score for lots of reasons. The controls are bad, shoulder buttons are jump and a grappling hook and at first that feels stupid to put them there, but they're used so infrequently that it's ok. Then A/B are melee and ranged attacks which you can spam or simply hold down. You can run around but if you start to shoot before stopping you keep going and sort of run/gun for a bit, but that's not desirable 95% of the time. You start with dual pistols that can fire endlessly even though they're clearly revolvers. You later get a crossbow and finally a powerful but very slow to fire electrical gun. Besides the really bad dialog and abrupt pacing of it, the worst part is the enemies.
There's only like 8 different foes and they all kind of suck. First is a skeleton type that can throw this red orb at you that explodes and has a big range, another is an Imp like dude with a pike who hits from longer range, then some chicks that fire stuff at you and some spirit looking dudes that shoot at you and have this like energy sword thing if you try to get up close. Also a gargoyle that's not too bad, 2 different types of bats/birds and these huge statutes. You can easily get stuck in a stun/hurt animation if you get 2+ foes railing on you and you can't just get in close and mash/hold down the melee attack as your melee won't stun-lock them like they can do to you. So you often need to run around, make sure you stop and then shoot them. Trouble is the pistol does 1 damage and seems to miss a LOT or the crossbow can miss all the shots if you're not lined up. You can hold down the button to bring up a reticle on your intended target, but then you have to let it go and re-target on the next shot most times, meanwhile most areas has lots of foes, especially the bats/birds that at times endlessly spawn so you usually can't just stay in 1 place and shoot to take out foes. The pike guys will line you up and stay that way blocking passage at times, or charge/chase you and you run no faster as they'll hit you as soon as you try to stop, turn around and engage. Most fights were more annoying vs. the bosses as they weren't too bad.
Thankfully it's a short title, but you will want to explore and at times are forced to. Most levels have 4 health upgrades to find and you're forced to collect them all a time/2. A few sections require you kill all foes before you can progress or collect a locked on of the health upgrades. Those areas are noticeable by a green health bar on the area (just like on a boss) or a locked upgrade on screen, but at times you'd kill all foes in an area and maybe get some gold or other orbs, but you had no real indication of that. So do you stay in an area and fight a bunch hoping for some end-fight perk? As for the 4 upgrades per most levels, 4 are needed to actually raise your overall health bar. I got enough of them to get all but 1 of the total health increases and still died several times against the final boss as you can only attack him in certain situations, which isn't conveyed to you at all. I used save states and emulation but didn't need to really use that system as the game wasn't particularly difficult, a little frustrating at times maybe, but not challenging. Even the final boss wasn't too hard after I figured him out. The pike guys and skeletons sucked, but killing them would cause them to drop a health restore orb, a few others would drop them too.
As we're basically 1/3 into the year and there seems to be a few more folks pushing harder this year, I got curious on the badge counts and compiled them. Antipop hasn't updated in a few days b/c I know I've earned another badge, so these could be slightly off, but it's interesting to see which are getting more attention.
Girly - 3x Mega Manly - Just One JRPG - 2x Hyrulian Hero - 2x Raccoon City - Just One 2nd Amendment - 6x Race Drivin' - 3x Destroy the Core! - 3x Super Sonic - Just One Super Mayrio - 7x Dankey Kang - Just One Hoppin' & Boppin' - 6x Pile Drivin' - 10x - The MOST Street Fightin' - 4x Bomber Manly - ZERO egg - 8x - Tied for second most Pocket Monster - 2x Billy Mitchell - 2x Bear & Bird - 4x Sigh, Metroidvania - 2x Heavy Machine Gun! - 4x You're Winner - 3x Ninja Gayden - ZERO Vault Boy - 6x Sasori Vader - 2x Guybrush Threepwood - 8x - tied for second most Quest for Peace - Just One Bo Knows - 3x Brotherhood of Nod - Just One S.O.F.T. - Just One BFFL - Just One Grown-Ass Man - 6x
Game #34 and second for Shining Ogre Fire Tactics (first being Endless Legend)
Pillars of Eternity 2 -
So first off, not sure whats up with the PC xbox app. Achievements still broken for me. I'm a little annoyed by that. Two games now that haven't tracked on xbox live properly. Anyway. I did a speed run on this, kind of. Beat it in just over 14 hours (typical play is 30-40 hours). Mainlined it and skipped a bunch of stuff that made me question what I was even doing. Only did the side stuff required to progress the main story (soft level lock on areas due to difficulty of enemies, meaning impossible battles at a low level). Also did the turn based version of the combat this time so I could get SOFT. Which actually extended the game play time probably by about 4-5 hours. The turn based combat in this is so slow. And super buggy. Not a fan of the after thought turn based mode in this game. Its far better using RTS w/P. I'll never play this in turn based mode again. While I really like this game, like a lot. I did not enjoy this play-through at all. Rushing through the game, the combat mode, I just didn't like it. It felt wrong. And it has honestly made me question my mindset of wanting to get all the badges this year. Forcing myself into playing things I'm not really enjoying at the moment for some badge in here. I feel like I'm causing myself work, and not having fun playing some games. Which I don't like. So I think I'm going to back off on that for a while. I love this game, but was glad I was done with this save because of how boring it was rushing through this amazing game like that was.
The amazing punch you in the face and make you explode Scarlet at the end of the game, right after the final battle before the big final expo dump to setup a third game we will never likely get unfortunately. image
I beat one final game for the month: Shaq Fu . Would you believe me if I said it was bad? Between this and Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown, I've earned the You're Winner! badge. If I counted correctly, that puts me at 30 games this April... but the last few days have been a blur, so don't trust my count. I'm going to cool my jets on gaming for a little bit, though I'll be casually enjoying New Pokemon Snap this weekend.
11th of April, 38th overall, 2nd title Castlevania II - Belmont's Revenge Badge: Counts towards already earned Pile Drivin' I suppose
This wasn't too bad, really only challenge came to was the final fight with Drac. Fight is patterned based, but I wanted to hit him too many times when I could but his attack stunk and I wasn't great with avoiding damage. All other bosses, save for maybe the next to last one were not difficult, less bats in the game helped. Heh, at the end of the credits it says, 'Thank you for your playing'.
Last year I wanted to beat several Castlevania titles and ended up completing 6, short of my initial goal. I'm not sure if I'll push to beat a bunch of them this year, but maybe I'll shoot for 10 in the past 2 years. I was kicking around replaying Lords of Shadow as I enjoyed that ~8+ years ago and got but never played the DLC for it. Could try out LoS2 as well, though I've heard that's not as good. I did beat Mirror of Fate last year which was in that same story line. Got 2 of the GBA titles to try for as well, beat Circle of the Moon last year.
@SupremeSarna Yeah Soleil was tough at first. I used the cross and learned how and when to bail on the side he was coming to correctly pretty fast. I guess I learned how to avoid his attacks faster vs Drac and those orbs. Soleil's attacks were more, I guess, predictable or easier to avoid, he was fast though.
#41 down: Guitar Hero on PS2. My father-in-law gave me a PS2 guitar and a PS3 when he was clearing out some old stuff from storage. I finally got a PS2 this year, and I had forgotten just how fun Guitar Hero games are. I bought all but a couple of the Guitar Hero games on PS2, and I plan to pick up the rest later this year. I'll likely complete at least a few over the next few months, but unlike most games (which I tend to sell after I beat them), I think I'll hold onto these. They're fun to come back to.
I spent a pretty penny importing this along with The Last Story (both CE) back in the day. And then ending up selling them for a fraction of what I paid for them years later after they got US releases. Good times.
Alright, I've got the post updated to reflect @SupremeSarna's April . Nice work man, 33 games is going to be a hard number to top! I'm waiting on @Best1989's monthly wrap up post to insert the final numbers for the month as a whole.
Onto another topic: DLC completions and phone (, iOS) game completions. I'm going to go ahead and state off the top that I'm not really into the whole DLC counting as a beaten game thing. I realize some DLC is significantly longer than others, but at the end of the day we're talking about expansions on an existing game. With that being said, however, I'm willing to compromise and count them as completions but restrict them from counting towards badges. I think that's fair.
Regarding the latter topic, since taking over this thread I've pretty much employed the honor system when it comes to trusting whether people have beaten games or not. Additionally, I haven't felt the need to double check whether a game meets certain requirements to be eligible for this thread. @Slickriven willingly stated that 20 minute game he beat could be stricken from his list and I appreciate him for doing that. Moving forward, if the game doesn't have actual gameplay, can be completed in a matter of minutes, is a stupid Candy Crush style game, or any combination of the above; don't bring that mess in here.
And I beat The Adventure of Little Ralph on . Fun game!
Btw @Slickriven, you can chalk up the first Bomber Manly badge for @Gypsy. He said Pandora's Tower qualifies for it and I'm going to waive the two completions thing because he said "just give me the damn badge" and I don't stand up to bullies so yeah put one on the list thanks
Ok so what I actually meant by that is if the metacritic score is substandard but not quite <40 and you disliked it. It's not for idiotic opinions about awesome games like a certain idiot who rags on Final Fight every chance he gets.
I tried the Heavy Rain demo. But after having to hold a lot of trigger buttons for my fat "detective" to fit through a small gap I deleted it. I read the TLDR for that somewhere and it sounds interesting but I have 0% interest in walking simulator and QTE games. I can do walking simulator games easy..... Just don't put crap QTEs in it as well and call it "immersive gameplay". I'm just guessing that David Cage calls it that but probably not too far off.
> Alright, I've got the post updated to reflect @SupremeSarna's April .
> Nice work man, 33 games is going to be a hard number to top!
> Regarding the latter topic, since taking over this thread I've pretty much employed
> the honor system when it comes to trusting whether people have beaten games or not.
> Additionally, I haven't felt the need to double check whether a game meets certain
> requirements to be eligible for this thread. @Slickriven willingly stated that 20
> minute game he beat could be stricken from his list and I appreciate him for doing
> that. Moving forward, if the game doesn't have actual gameplay, can be completed
> in a matter of minutes, is a stupid Candy Crush style game, or any combination of
> the above; don't bring that mess in here.
Thanks very much! I burnt out really quickly at the end there, but it was satisfying clearing short game after short game to win a badge for my birth month! I'm gonna chill out for a while and play longer games at a healthier pace.
For the sake of fairness, I must ask that Star Fox: Assault be credited as a finish, not . As much as I'd love to have GCN done already, I beat it on the former console, just like LEGO Star Wars. I don't want to take any unfair shortcuts.
Question about iOS games: What about games that regularly update and add new content every year? I was counting on Fire Emblem Heroes being my completion this December, when Book 5 of the story ends. If this doesn't count, I'd like to know before the year's deadline closes in.
I'm playing grown-up games right now, like Returnal and Doom Eternal + DLC, so my completions for this month are gonna be smaller, maybe more in line with my Jan-Feb completions. I'm practicing load management
MHW Iceborne (PS4) A new set of monsters, new mechanics, a lot of missions, and endgame content. I stopped after finishing the main story, as the amount of stuff still available to do was out of control, lol. I'll be back at some point, but I have had enough Monster Hunter for now.
Root Double: Before Crime * After Days Xtend Edition (Vita) Writing the full name because Antipop loves that. I'm not that much into visual novels but the plot on this one caught my attention. It's a long one, though, so it took me a lot of time to complete. There are some cool plot twists, some are predictable, others not so much.
I also invested a lot of time in the Adventure mode for SSB Ultimate, and when I thought I was done after beating Galeem, they opened another map for me, so that's still in progress. On the PS4 I managed to get half through Bioshock, but it's taking me a bit longer as I'm going for all the research and little sisters to get the plat.
And I got Cyberpunk just for the memes. Started it yesterday and already have like 5 hours into it, really liking it.
1st of May, 39th overall, 2nd title The Barbie Diaries High School Mystery Badge: Counts towards Girly badge, still need a 2nd game for that
If this wasn't for the Girly badge it would easily go for the You're Winner as it was really bad. It's almost not a game as your hand is held so much that you get sweaty palms. The mystery to solve is done via getting 'clues' to hidden items spread across the school and the 16+ rooms. But every time you get a clue, the game flat out tells you where to go next. Even figuring out the 'who done-it' aspect isn't driven by your actions. There were a few 'game' type things to do, outside it being the epitome of a fetch quest/walking-sim, but whatever I'm glad it's over with.
The music wasn't terrible and I almost imagine developing it was worse than playing it
You and Malroth high fiving. I tried to capture that as a screenshot, but the high five itself is accompanied by a golden flash that covers everything, so I got as close as I could, which is right before they high five.
A fun game. A little tedious at times because the second you complete a mission for someone (and there are many) another character comes running right over with another mission. There's no end. But that's how the game progresses, so maybe that's not necessarily a bad thing. I guess that's just how a building type game works.
The mini medal riddles are a fun side quest.
Though some of the tablet challenges (which give you a mini medal upon completion) aren't easy to complete. I took a break from the main game to try to collect all of them in order to unlock those last recipes, but ended up going back to the main adventure.
A solid game. A lot to be done in this one. Playtime for me was over 100 hours. I'd definitely recommend it if you like building things. I myself hadn't really played Minecraft before, and a Minecraft type game with Dragon Quest characters seemed like it would be worth playing. I'd say it is/was.
Although there is a story to this game, it isn't super immersive or anything. The focus is on the building.
There's also potential replay value here too, if someone likes to build, or wants to go completionist with all the tablet challenges, recipes, and mini medals.
I completed all five endings. And I was going to get the plat. But I don't know if I want to do the grinding to get the last few trophies at this point (growing the stupid flower, getting money and upgrade materials for all the weapons, and playing through the game for a sixth time for the speed run). The new content for the fifth E ending is very short and not really worth it in my opinion. They could have done so more more and added so much more. Especially since they are charging full price for this. There is only something like 30-40 minutes of new content. I enjoyed this for the most part. But this turned into one of those games were I was glad once the credit rolled. For the fifth time that is. And they are un-skipable, which is unacceptable since you have to sit through them five fudging times. Its still a good game. But I forgot how much you replay the same content over and over for three of the endings. With only slightly different cut-scenes and nothing else.
Now to figure out if I'm going to go for the plat or find something else to fill time until the 14th. Maybe I'll replay Wreckfest again since its getting the PS5 release tomorrow. That game is so good.
Over the weekend, my wife and I watched the new Mortal Kombat movie. It's not going to win any Oscars, and both the pacing and the script fell very flat, but we were both very entertained at the gore, the choreography, and pretty much everything that came out of Kano's mouth. More than that, however, I came away from the flick really itching to play some Mortal Kombat of my own.
After juggling all the different sequels, platforms, and ports in the franchise, I settled on a pick that's probably going to seem like an odd choice, but I had my reasons. Tonight, I played through the Windows release of Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
I was in elementary school when Mortal Kombat dropped in arcades, but to this day, I don't think I ever spent a single quarter in the name of saving Earth from Outworld. I remember the news reports, the commercials, THAT SONG, and everything else that Mortal Monday brought the gaming universe. I didn't have a 16-bit system of my own, but my friends with Super Nintendo consoles filled in the gap with their own and made sure I knew I was missing.
Yeah, I know it's cool to look back on the Genesis version as the superior port these days, but after years of playing Street Fighter II with what are essentially cartoon characters, seeing a fighting game with giant sprites that looked like real people was earth shattering. And bone shattering, even if said sprites were spewing sweat instead of blood.
I remember sitting on my friend's couch when we defeated Shang Tsung in all his floaty glory for the first time. I remember being crouched in front of another friend's TV trying to beat the final boss of Mortal Kombat II a few years later. Most vividly, I remember spending a three-hour bus ride with yet another friend, passing his Game Gear back and forth for match after match of Mortal Kombat as we blasted the movie's soundtrack into our ears with our Walkmans. Today, I credit that cassette - along with the original WipEout - with being the one-two punch that introduced me to the world of electronic music.
Like nearly every gamer that was pounding controllers during that era, Mortal Kombat left its fist-shaped impact. But oddly enough, even after revisiting the original games through a multitude of arcade ports and classics collections, my most played Mortal Kombat game is probably Mortal Kombat Trilogy for the PlayStation. At a time when we had only three retail PlayStation games to our name, my little brother and I walked into a blockbuster and found a copy of MKT sitting on the shelves. It may as well have been the Holy Grail. The realization that there were blood fountains, uppercuts, and Brutalities happening in our house, in spite of the normally-watchful eye of our mom, was pretty damn cool for a newly-crowned teenager and his sidekick.
We played the crap out of the game and made the most of the three-day rental window. Despite the lack of currency needed to play, the arcade mode was still a cheap, unfair quarter muncher that limited our attempts to take down Shao Khan (though we did... eventually), but I was a huge fan of the tournament mode that had you select a team from the game's massive aggregate cast and play through a makeshift ladder. It took a while, but it was the easiest way to open up Shao Kahn's Lost Treasures, including the "Supreme Demonstration" of every finishing move in the game, one after the other.
Before attacking this month's Games of the Month and before the memory of the new movie's "flawless victory" faded, I knew I needed to revisit Mortal Kombat Trilogy. The PlayStation port is obviously of historic importance, but I don't pass up on opportunity to try an old game on a new platform. Unfortunately, both the Saturn and Nintendo 64 ports are crippled; the former with bugs and shortcuts, the latter by the cartridge's limited storage space. I made a new discovery, however. The best version of the game, if you can actually get it to run, is the Windows 95 port of the game, which combines the Greatest Hits release's optimal gameplay with cool command line options and no load times.
I could honestly write a whole other full-length post on the journey from "trying to run the game on Windows 98" to "Shao Kahn is defeated," and that's even before thinking about the hoops I jumped to capture my gameplay. The Sidewinder gamepad isn't a great match for the game's discrete button inputs. The game's menu system is especially great at tricking you into abandoning your progress. And the opponent AI is still a pile of chili and cheese, but that wasn't enough to stop me from re-discovering Motaro and using Mr. Ed to tail-whip my way to a cheap, clumsy victory.
Tomorrow night, I dive into the arcade version of Strider on MiSTer for the Retro Talkshop Thread's monthly thread. After that, Ghost Squad for Frank's thread, followed by some of the home ports of Strider.
NES - SNES - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time N64 - Super Mario 64 GC - Wii - Wii U - Switch - Bowser's Fury, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Axiom Verge 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
I'm back, sorry I was inactive last month, I was pushing up daisies. And those daisies were pretty good at killin zombies because I beat Plants vs. Zombies on xbox 360. Beat all 5 worlds, but not all of the survival and minigames yet, just the main story. I'll probably go back to finishing them at some point, as I want to nab all of those achievements.
2nd of May, 40th overall, 6th title Rain on Your Parade Badge: None, is a more casual game I suppose
Pretty sure I installed this from my phone app in part to get the quest of installing 5 games last month from there and then actually decided to give it a shot. It's pretty clearly targeted at young kids with it's bedtime story approach and generally easy/simple gameplay. But after you reach the 'FIN', a New Game+ opens up and on around 2/3rds of the 50 levels, extra objectives get added. I sort of wish I would have known that as I had been doing every level (I'd say around a dozen were optional) and every objective as well, on my first pass. Oh well, only a handful are longer, with most taking ~30 seconds to a few minutes, if replaying them, and you can skip the dialog.
There is lots of variety in the levels IMO, considering you play as a cardboard cloud. Obviously you can rain, but you get snow, lightning and a tornado skill as well. Plus some levels let you rain down different things/substances, like corrosive acid rain, little hands to pet an animal, oil to spread fires, etc. There's a good bit of pop culture as well, like a Metal Gear Solid themed level, one from The Office TV show and even a cameo by Mindy from The Good Place, plus others. For a kid focused, shorter title it was decently done. I had beat all 50 levels in my first pass and have replayed maybe 50% of the levels that added new objectives, a number of them have achievements to earn. I believe I've got a handful of achievements left and will likely get them soon, though 1 requires leaving the game untouched for an hour on one of the levels.
Looks like I'm the 6th fastest person to reach 40 games. The pace this year is ratcheted up a bit. Last year I recall being in contention for the lead early on and then maintaining 3rd place after obviously 2 folks surpassed/pulled ahead around April. I recall hitting a game/week pace around the end of June and thus figuring I could beat 52 total on the year from that pace. I ultimately got to the mid-60's by year's end. With 2 different people exploding for over a game/day pacing across 2 different months, the 100 game/year threshold that I didn't think was really possible/likely seems like it'll get broken by several participants this year - possibly even myself.
> I was vaguely interested in this. I didn't realize it was on Game Pass, I'll have
> to check it out.
Yeah it wasn't too bad. Longer overall than I expected and if you like it, I suggest just plowing through the main path, skipping any optional levels and unlocking NG+ and then going back for a more completionist take. It's also good to know that hitting B at the start of the set of levels with dialog at the beginning lets you skip that - useful for replaying them or if you just don't give a hoot about the dialog on those levels.
If you're into achievements, I think all of the level specific ones apply to the NG+ 'version'. I didn't know that and tried like 5 times to steal all of the paintings from the museum level for the achievement before hitting the FIN and getting NG+ unlocked. Annoying.
> I was vaguely interested in this. I didn't realize it was on Game Pass, I'll have
> to check it out.
I liked it and got all the achievements because of all the references in the levels. Nods to other games, movies, etc. Plus you can customize your cloud. Mine was Slash Cloud (top hat, drawn on cigarette, guitar).
> I'm back, sorry I was inactive last month, I was pushing up daisies. And those daisies
> were pretty good at killin zombies because I beat Plants vs. Zombies on xbox 360.
> Beat all 5 worlds, but not all of the survival and minigames yet, just the main story.
> I'll probably go back to finishing them at some point, as I want to nab all of those
Great game. Had a ton of fun with that one, both with multiplayer and 1P. Multiplayer has a fun feature where one of you can throw butter at zombies to halt them in place momentarily. Good soundtrack too.