Together We Ride - 2017 Game Completion Thread

Discussion in 'Multi-Platform' started by Karkashan, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

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    This thread is for one very specific purpose; to keep track of all the games we complete during the year of 2017. Post the games you complete throughout the year and under the spoiler I'll do my best to have an up to date list of all the games you post in here. (up to date process will probably be once a week)

    Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
    Warioware, Inc.: Mega Microgames (3DS)
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge (DSiWare)
    Samurai Sword Destiny (3DS)
    DOOM (PC)
    Another Metroid II Remake (Fangame)
    Mega Man X (Wii U)
    Link's Awakening DX (3DS)
    Doom 3 (Xbox)
    Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (GB)
    Resident Evil 5 (PC)
    Nioh (PS4) + Dragon of the North + Defiant Honor + Bloodshed's End DLC
    Fire Emblem Heroes (Mobile)
    Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (GB)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)
    Mass Effect: Andromeda (Xbox One)
    Injustice 2 (PS4)
    Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS)
    Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
    Star Wars: Republic Commandos (PC)
    Salt and Sanctuary (PC)
    Mystic Messenger (Mobile)
    God of War: Chains of Olympus HD (PS3)
    God of War: Ascension (PS3)
    Prey (2017) (PC)
    Super Metroid (Wii U)
    Metroid Fusion (GBA)
    Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
    Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite (PS4)
    Metroid: Zero Mission* (GBA)
    Tomb Raider: Legend (GCN)
    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PC)
    Middle Earth: Shadow of War (PC)
    Pokemon Sun (3DS)
    Fire Emblem: Warriors (NS)
    Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PC)
    Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
    The Order: 1886 (PS4)
    Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC)
    Hunie-pop (PC)
    Sonic Forces (NS)
    Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge (DSiWare)
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (3DS)
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC)
    Uncharted 4 (PS4)
    Mega Man 2 (Wii U)
    Mega Man X (Wii U)
    Infamous: Second Son (PS4) + First Light (PS4)
    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations (3DS)
    Ys 1 (PC)
    Condemned: Criminal Origins (PC)
    Strider (2014) (PS3)
    Doom 3 (PC)
    Quake (PC)
    Devil May Cry HD* (PS3)
    DMC Devil May Cry (PS3)
    Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
    Devil May Cry 2 HD (PS3)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)
    Dark Messiah: Might and Magic (PC)
    Hitman Contracts (PC)
    Devil May Cry 3 (PS3)
    System Shock 2 (PC)
    Donkey Kong 64 (n64)
    Sleeping Dogs (PS3)
    Dishonored + Knife of Dunwall + Brigmore Witches (PS3)
    Bravely Default (3DS)
    Dishonored 2 (PS4)
    Quake 2 (PC)
    Strife The Veteran Edition (PC)
    Devil May Cry 4 (PS4)
    Hitman 2016 (PS4)
    Yooka Laylee (PS4)
    3D Dot Games Heroes (PS3)
    Sonic Mania (PC)
    The Swapper (PC)
    Tomb Raider Chronicles (PC)
    Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
    Psychonauts (PC)
    Machinarium (PC)
    Final Fantasy 6 (GBA)
    Cuphead (PC)
    Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (PS4)
    Wolfenstein The New Order (PS3)
    Costume Quest (PC)
    The Evil Within (PS4)
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4)
    Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness (PC)
    Tearaway Unfolded (PS4)
    Uncharted Lost Legacy (PS4)
    Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (PS4)
    Freedom Planet (Wii U)
    Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)
    Fire Emblem: Fates - Birthright (3DS)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)
    Persona 5 (PS4)
    Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Wii U)
    Shantae: Half Genie Hero (NS)
    Picross 3D Round 2 (3DS)
    Snipperclips (NS)
    Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
    Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (NS)
    Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
    Super Mario Kart (SNES CL)
    Super Metroid* (SNES CL)
    Picross S (NS)
    Super Mario Odyssey (NS) (100%)
    King's Quest (PC)
    Trine (Wii U)
    Trine 2 (Wii U)
    Resident Evil 7 (PS4)
    Fire Emblem Heroes (Mobile)
    Xenoblade Chronicles(3DS)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)
    Fire Watch (PS4)
    Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (NS)
    Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
    Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
    The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
    Tri Force Heroes (3DS)
    Dear Esther: Landmark Edition (PC)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)
    Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
    Fallout 3 (PC)
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
    Fire Emblem Heroes (Mobile)
    Fallout New Vegas (PC)
    Super Mario Run (Mobile)
    Fast Racing RMX (NS)
    Shovel Knight (NS)
    Super Bomberman R (NS)
    ARMS (NS)
    Magikarp Jump (Mobile)
    Splatoon 2 (NS)
    Yoshi's Wooly World (Wii U)
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC)
    Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (SNES CL)
    Star Fox (SNES CL)
    Star Fox 2 (SNES CL)
    Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U)
    Pokemon Gold (3DS)
    Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)
    Xenoblade Chronicles(Wii)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)
    Metroid Samus Returns (3DS)
    Super Metroid (SNES)
    Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Wii U)
    Yokai Watch 2 (3DS)
    Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
    Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U)
    Watch Dogs (Wii U)
    I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Narita (3DS)
    Sword and Soldiers 2 (Wii U)
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U)
    Undertale (PC)
    DOOM (PC)
    Resident Evil VII (PS4)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)
    Snipperclips (NS)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
    Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (NS)
    Ultra Street Fighter 2 (NS)
    Shovel Knight (NS)
    Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (NS)
    Splatoon 2 (NS)
    ARMS (NS)
    Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
    No One Lives Forever (PC)
    Tomb Raider (PC)
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC)
    Return To Castle Wolfenstein (PC)
    Star Fox (SNES CL)
    Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS3)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Vita)
    Hotline Bling Miami (Vita)

    (NES) Nintendo Entertainment System
    (SNES) Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    (N64) Nintendo 64
    (GCN) Nintendo Gamecube
    (Wii) Nintendo Wii
    (Wii U) Nintendo Wii U
    (NS) Nintendo Switch
    (GB) Game Boy
    (GBC) Game Boy Color
    (GBA) Game Boy Advance
    (VB) Virtual Boy
    (DS) Nintendo DS
    (3DS) Nintendo 3DS
    (NESCL) Nintendo Classic
    (SNESCL) Super Nintendo Classic

    (PS1) Sony Playstation
    (PS2) Playstation 2
    (PS3) Playstation 3
    (PS4) Playstation 4
    (PSP) Playstation Portable
    (Vita) Playstation Vita

    (Xbox) Microsoft Xbox
    (360) Xbox 360
    (XB1) Xbox 1

    (Mobile) Games on Phones
    (PC) Games on PC

    (WS) Wonderswan
    (NG) Neogeo
    (NGP) Neogeo Pocket
    (3DO) 3DO
    (SMS) Sega Master System
    (SG) Sega Genesis
    (SS) Sega Saturn
    (DC) Sega Dreamcast
    (GG) Sega Game Gear

    What counts as a completed game? This is mostly open to personal judgement, but if you see a credits sequence more than likely I'll say you've beaten the game (fighting games being an exception due to their nature, however they can be completed if you beat a dedicated story mode and/or the arcade mode with all characters). Episodic games only count after you finish the last part of the game, although there are some exceptions to this. Certain expansions, spinoffs, or DLC's can count as their own game, but a lot of times I would prefer to stick them on as an addendum to the main game instead of their own thing (so that means if you've beaten the main game this year, let me know that you have so I can put the DLC being completed on the same entry as the main one).

    An asterisk * denotes a second+ playthrough (in the year of 2017). For example, if I beat Mega Man 5 in January 2017 and March 2017, I'd get the *, but if I beat it in December 2016 and March 2017 it would just be put up normally.

    -Note- I either have to know you from another site before you joined TNE or you have to have had a semi active account for six months to be included on this list. (so basically all the old TNE crew is fine. This is just a note for potential new members)

    Praise Grima Every Day
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  2. FriedShoes

    FriedShoes MLG Staff Member Moderator

    I'm aiming for the top this time!
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  3. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

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    Welp, I can safely say that the first game of 2017 has been completed - another playthrough done of Fire Emblem Awakening for the 3DS. This particular playthrough was one I recorded for my Youtube channel, as I've always kinda wanted my version of events, my choices and pairings, to be the ones present in a playthrough/series of videos.

    I'm glad I always made sure to grind the hell out of levels and stuff when listening to podcasts and things. It let me storm through chapter 16-26/Endgame in just a few hours.

    praisegrima
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  4. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    My first game of 2017 is Final Fantasy 15. I just beat the main story, but I do plan on continue playing for the side quests and such. That giant turtle isn't gonna kill itself now.
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  5. Superfakerbros

    Superfakerbros ECE 2018 Staff Member Moderator

    Finally got around to beating Freedom Planet (Wii U)

    You can definitely tell that the developers liked the Sonic games on the Genesis but it's still different enough to be it's own game. The game itself is decent but I personally wouldn't recommend it for full price. If you want it, I'd recommend waiting till it's on sale
  6. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I tried the game two seperate times and just can't get into it, not sure what it is.

    The last time I tried it was the level where you can select between three airships to destroy, but a glitch prevented me from leaving the boss room. I just didn't want to replay the whole level again so I quit.

    At least with bad games I can point to why I dislike them, not sure what my beef with this one is though.
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  7. Superfakerbros

    Superfakerbros ECE 2018 Staff Member Moderator

    I think it might be because the game itself doesn't have much of a hook and the levels can take a decent amount of time to beat. Like, I had to partially force myself to beat this game because it was in backlog for a while, alongside several other games I need to beat like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Darksiders II, Resident Evil HD, Fire Emblem Fates, Bloodborne, etc.
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  8. Jack Lovejoy

    Jack Lovejoy Active Member

    Freedom Planet 2 is coming out you know
  9. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Already got a second game completed - Warioware, Inc.: Mega Microgames (GBA).

    I had so much freakin' trouble with the last Jimmy stage, even moreso than the last Wario one.

    praisegrima
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  10. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    The other night I couldn't sleep so I started Shantae: Risky's Revenge until I feel asleep again. I just finished it. A lot more fun than I remember.

    Now I'm debating whether to pick up Half Genie Hero or to replay Pirate's Curse again. I'm also debating picking up the physical copy for the soundtrack but I'm not sure.

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  11. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    I've been meaning to finish this one for a while now. I had such a hard time with the Battle Tower the first time I played I put the game down for years, then when I came back I realized I never used my magic weapons... pretty much ever and so that made that 10,000 times easier.

    praisegrima
  12. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Yeah I remember the Battle Tower being stressful the first time I did it, but this time was no sweat.

    Those puff balls make the game easier.
  13. repomech

    repomech resident remnant robot relic

    My 2016, 10 year anniversary play through of Okami is going to count when I've completed it, dammit. Even though I started it in 2015...

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  14. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter when you started the playthrough, only when you finished it.

    praisegrima
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  15. Jack Lovejoy

    Jack Lovejoy Active Member

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    I'm done playing La Tale Online. But since there is no real ending to the game like every other mmorpg, I am saying that I am over La Tale now. Its such a garbage and boring game with quests and storyline being very linear and nothing too special. The campaign gets so repetitive in its quests that I can't bear to see another minute of it. Its usually following, kill certain enemy, new equipment constantly, grind to get these items, etc. I can't even stop to talk about the controls, where they just feel so clunky and heavy that I feel as if my anime character is a mechanical shotacon doll, most likely because the movement is actually SERVER SIDED and thus also explains why my game lags more than Maplestory. The only redeemable thing out of this cumdumpster of a game is the music.
  16. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    I've now completed Shantae: Risky's Revenge for DSiWare. It was a fun game, if a bit short.

    grimabepraised
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  17. BobSilencieux

    BobSilencieux Well-Known Member

    First game completed in 2017 just missed getting into the 2016 thread: Picross 3D Round 2.

    It's a Picross game, what more is there to say? Oh, it was a bit easy; even on the hardest difficulty I got maximum points for every puzzle without breaking a sweat. 8/10.
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  18. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Hey, actually now that I think about it, if you guys can also tell me what platform you beat your respective games on, I can have that little extra bit of data to crunch once 2017 comes to a close.

    praisegrima
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  19. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

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    Finally beat Samurai Sword Destiny from the Nintendo 3DS eshop. Can't believe it took me so long to figure out how to beat the second to last boss.

    praisegrima
  20. BobSilencieux

    BobSilencieux Well-Known Member

    Picross 3D Round 2 was on 3DS.
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  21. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Final Fantasy XV was on PS4
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge was on the 3DS
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  22. sjmartin79

    sjmartin79 White Phoenix of the Crown

    I've never taken part in this before (though I complete a good number of games each year), so I thought New Year, I might as well keep track.
    Over the holidays, I beat Kings Quest 1 on Steam, and Trine 1 (Enchanted Edition) and Trine 2 (Director's Cut) on Wii U.
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  23. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I decided to do Shantae and the Pirate's Curse after all. Just finished it on 3DS.

    Like Risky's Revenge, I think I like it more now. I remember having a ton of fun the first time but then never really feeling the need to replay it again like I did with Shovel Knight or some other indie games. Glad to see I still love the game.

    Next month/after Gravity Rush 2 I'll get Half Genie Hero.
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  24. Shoulder

    Shoulder Beardy McShoulder chippin' In...

    I have stopped and started Trine 2 on a couple different occasions, and each time I do it's down to I cannot get past some puzzle. I love the game, but it can get frustrating at times with some of those puzzles. And the developers make it look all so easy as well.

    I'm just not that skilled at Trine, is all.
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  25. sjmartin79

    sjmartin79 White Phoenix of the Crown

    There were a couple places in Trine 1 and 2 that I was sure were created just to make people scream and pull their hair out. I had started and restarted both games multiple times, and at one point, I had to walk away from it for months, and just only recently came back.
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  26. Shoulder

    Shoulder Beardy McShoulder chippin' In...

    Maybe it's time I finish what I started two years ago.
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  27. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Finished up Return to Castle Wolfenstein on Steam.

    I don't know what to think about this one. Those levels I enjoyed, I really enjoyed. The levels I hated were some of the most frustrating levels I've played in any game in a long time. There isn't enough health kits lying around and enemies are too accurate and strong to really make this a run-n-gun game imo. Sometimes I could sprint around a room and avoid some damage, but I'm not sure if I'm playing it wrong or if the developers just fucked up a bit.

    I had to play it on easy and I still died an insane amount. For how difficult it could be, some later levels were a breeze and the last boss was simple. I don't know...I want to love it but hot damn am I in a bad mood. Ninja Gaiden levels of bad mood.

    Maybe it's one of those games that get better on replays since you know where enemies are and all that, but I still argue that isn't a great thing

    @Shoulder is right though, the mini gun in this game is incredible.
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  28. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

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    Beat DOOM. Best way I can describe it is "fucking Metal".

    praisegrima
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  29. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I'm slowly making this site Doom Enthusiast.
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  30. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    And I've once more beaten the classic SNES game, Mega Man X.

    Hadoukens for the win.

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  31. Superfakerbros

    Superfakerbros ECE 2018 Staff Member Moderator

    Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)

    This game was great but I honestly found it to be a far easier experience than the previous one. Helps that I had more experience playing the game but only a handful of bosses gave me trouble. Granted, I was playing on the standard difficulty but the same difficulty gave me a bit of a tough time every now and again in the previous title. At the very least, the final boss was tough

    Here's to hoping SMT V is a good one
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  32. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Kark mentioning Link's Awakening in the chat and mentioning Mega Man X here makes me want to play those games again.

    I think it's safe to say Mega Man X is my all time favorite. I'd have to play those Sigma stages again though.
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  33. sjmartin79

    sjmartin79 White Phoenix of the Crown

    I replayed and beat Link's Awakening (plus Oracle of Ages/Seasons) last year. All are totally worth another play through.
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  34. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I grew up with Oracle of Seasons/Ages. I remember I have up at the last boss in Ages, which I never do.

    I since bought and beaten both on the eshop. Capcom just knew how to make a damn fine Zelda, I would love to see them do it again.
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  35. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    I gotta say, the Sigma stages were a lot easier to get through with the Hadouken. Made many of the rematch fights with the bosses a breeze.

    Although I did screw up with Rangda Bangda and killed the nose part before the last eyeball (was using its weakness, Sting Chameleon's weapon) and that made things waaaaay more complicated than they needed to be.

    praisegrima
  36. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    My childhood memories of X is that I had the Mega Man Xtreme GBC version. The spider boss in the first Sigma stage was a nightmare. I couldn't even tell you how many times it took me to beat that boss fight.

    Fast forward to college when I pick up the X collection and get to him again. Woof. To this day he still gives me a bit of trouble, I always need to start that fight with full health and at least on E tank.
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  37. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, even with his weakness, the shotgun ice, he's a pain to fight in the GBC and SNES versions of that fight (he's a lot easier to predict in the PSP remake).

    praisegrima
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  38. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Uncharted 4 (PS4)

    I liked it a lot, more so than the other games perhaps. 1 was okay, 2 was a thrilling action romp, 3 was good and now 4 was just great.

    I think I liked it a lot more because of the characters. I really enjoyed Sam, and while I was worried at first about Nolan North and Troy Baker being in the same game, I actually really liked their banter and chemistry. I liked how they focused more on the dangers and consequence of Nathan's action. Also, I would 100% buy a game with Sam and Sully as the leads.

    In terms of set pieces, I think 2 is still king with the train level and such, but 4's was impressive just from the graphical fidelity on display. Holy fuck this game is disgustingly gorgeous. I'd hate to be an artist at Naughty Dog that's for sure.

    The thing that makes me the most happy though is the stealth system. Praise be to Grima they fixed the fucking stealth system and it's pretty damn great for a non-stealth focused game. It's now possible to stealth your way through encounters (not all mind you) and it's damn satisfying. Enemies don't spawn in from the ether when you get detected and it's even possible to lose line of sight with the enemies and then make them go into "search mode" while you continue to stealth kill. Enemies don't instantaneously spot you, they have a detection meter to fill, even then when it fills it's a "what was that" moment. I'm having trouble concealing my erection. Gives me hope that The Last of Us Part 2's stealth sections will be a vast improvement over the first game as well.

    So yeah, in terms of action and whatnot, I think 2 is still the best "popcorn" game, but in terms of the complete package, I think 4 might be my favorite. It was the most engaged I've been with this series and made me the happiest.

    Phew lad.
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  39. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X

    I was feeling crappy after supper so I just lied in bed playing these two on the Wii U. Didn't take me long, all in all probably 3.5-4 hours combined.

    That awkward moment when you try to get the hadouken but forget to get the heart tank in Spark Mandrill's stage. Always forget that one and the E-tank in Armored Armadillo's stage.
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  40. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Infamous: Second Son (PS4)

    Overall, really enjoyed it a lot. Apart of me wants to say it's my favorite Infamous game, but I don't think I can without lying. Infamous 2 had more story missions and more variety in it's side objectives (and that's saying something since it too could be repetitive). Every single district in SS boiled down to the same tasks, whereas in previous Infamous games could have you doing a number of things. Admittedly, most of them consisted of killing a group of dudes, grabbing an item, or killing a group of dudes to get their item. So when you take a step back from that? Yeah, not that great lads. I will say though that the main story missions are great.

    The world itself is smaller, but I don't mind so much. I probably stated before, but I dislike it when a game world is penis shriveling large for the sake of being large so I almost complement this one. At the end of the day however, an open world is only as interesting as either a) it's missions and/or b) the means in which you travel around.

    Thankfully, SS nails option B. I just have such a good time using the powers. Running up buildings, jumping from rooftop to rooftop, meteor smashing down to the ground, all very fun and satisfying. One problem I have is though that each new elemental power seems to be just an upgraded form of the previous one, making your old elements kinda redundant unless you're locked into it for a story mission. Each one has it's basic projectile attack, heavy attack, dash, etc. There are some differences such as the running up buildings one, but I'd almost rather they have one or two elements that are vastly different rather than four same-y ones.

    Still, it's fun. I feel like they really nailed the controls and weight of everything with the powers. Climbing up buildings seems to be a tad more clunky, but with the abilities of running up walls or going into vents, it's almost worthless in the end.

    I'm gonna talk about the story now so I'm gonna spoiler it. I recommend this game so if you ever wanna play it, don't read.

    I do like the story a lot and some of the characters. Sometimes though it doesn't flow perfectly.

    Your brother Reggie goes from calling Conduits "Bio-terrorists", then eventually warms up to them and calls them Conduits and people, but then the next mission he goes right back to calling them Bio-terrorists. One mission he storms off, then the next he's offering to do something crazy to help you. It's not deal breaking or anything, just a bit more consistency would be nice.

    There's a side character whose a gamer, so of course his back story involves him being bullied as a kid and hiding away from society. One of the first things you say to him when he joins you is "you'll never get laid acting like that". Nice one. The guy is a bit of a wiener, but I don't know if it's suppose to be a joke or not. His angel form is pretty cool though.

    Lastly, the main villian's backstory didn't fit in my opinion. She's the biggest bitch ever throughout the entire game. Kidnapping conduits, torturing them. One of them commits suicide and she doesn't even react to it. Then at the end, she says she's keeping them safe from humans who want them dead. She also says that most conduits 7 years ago (Infamous 2 took place 7 years ago) died from the military and NOT what happened in Infamous 2. Makes me wonder how many conduits or humans actually died from the Rapshere in 2. I don't know, seems like a bit of a mess to me.

    Hmm, didn't really mean to write that much up. I really do feel like Sucker Punch could make my favorite game of all time. Take the best of Infamous 2 and SS, add more fun and varied side objectives and more unique super powers and you got one winner of a game.
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  41. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Second Son was literally the reason I went out to get a PS4, turned back around when there weren't any in stock, then just said fuck it and bought it from Amazon. Seeing *insert main character's name here* being a lovable asshole made me go "yes, I want this in my life right now".

    I will say that going the "evil" route in SS makes absolutely no freakin' sense from a character consistency standpoint. The main character, despite his asshole-ish tendencies, is big on family and the tribe, which doesn't really jive with any of the evil decisions you can make in the game. Also having to be surgical and precise with your powers to avoid harming civilians is actually quite a lot of fun.

    praisegrima
  42. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I can't see myself replaying it just for the evil options. I can see myself replaying this game throughout my life though.

    I remember I once freed a civilian from those Conduit jackets, then I wanted to scare off the people who were kicking him, so I swung my melee weapon at them...but instead killed the innocent civilian and two other innocents.

    Yeah, wasn't proud of that....probably my biggest "up up and away" moment ever.
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  43. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    I have finished Link's Awakening DX (3DS) . I love this game. Link's Awakening was my first Zelda that I owned. My dad even got me a Super Nintendo and a Super Game Boy so we could play it together.

    praisegrima
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  44. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Today was basically shoveling and gaming, so I fired through Infamous First Light.

    I really liked it. Fetch was my favorite side character in SS so I'm down for a game starring her. I did like this story, nice change of pace having a focus on a character and her personal flaws.

    Running around through those neon portals running at blisteringly speeds jumping across multiple times is some of the most fun I've had with my PS4 yet.

    Forgot to mention with SS, but the music in these games are fantastic.


    After playing the Sly Cooper and Infamous games, Sucker Punch to me is like Sony's Retro. I'm always looking forward to what else they got in store.
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  45. Karkashan

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    Beat Doom 3. Good game, quite a bit more difficult than DOOM 4 since you aren't the Doomslayer and therefore don't move as fast (also, health and ALL ammo are in limited supply, so there's no relying on the chainsaw or glory kills to stock back up). This is very much more of a horror FPS than the new game, and while it's different I liked my experience with it. The flashlight and having to switch back and forth wasn't actually annoying like I thought it would be, and it added to the tension knowing there could be almost anything hiding in the shadows.

    Also you can kill yourself with the BFG if you charge it too long, apparently.

    The bosses seemed intimidating as hell and looked cool and were fun to fight, but once you figure out what you're supposed to do they go down pretty quick (then again, so do you, no matter if you've got full armor or not).

    tl;dr - Doom 3 was a fun game and I'm glad I played it. Might wait a bit before jumping on Resurrection of Evil, though.

    praisegrima
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  46. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    After all the Fire Emblem announcements, more specifically Echoes and FE Switch, I figured I'd hurry up and finish the last of the Fates saga. So I fired (ha!) through Revelation. Since all the support conversations were the same minus a few new conversations with the Royal siblings, I didn't grind support. Also, since there were characters from both Birthright and Conquest, I didn't bother getting children in this game, only got three of them I think. Still, I did get the Royal siblings conversations.

    I liked it because it's still the same gameplay as the others, but the story was kind of a let down. I guess since it wants to you to play either Birthright or Conquest first, most character development is gone this time around I felt. Everyone is a little too on board with joining Corrin, it reminds me of South Park Stick of Truth how your character has the mystical ability of making Facebook friends. I did like the first bit trying to convince the princes, but once you get to Valla, it's kinda just one note. Conquest will stick with me more I believe.

    I must say though, as much as I love what I've played of the series so far, I'm a bit intimidated of trying the GBA ones. The second last chapter I had three or four characters get defeated in one round. The Royals are super powerful so they kinda just tanked damage and killed most things. I don't know if it's because I was in a rush to finish this one or just relied on the Royals too much, but my problem is that I don't know how to balance my entire party. Granted I think there were more characters then you can possibly balance in this one, but if I'm far into a game where you're forced to deal with perma-death, I can't imagine losing some key characters then having to use others that I barely used and would be under-leveled.

    Oh well.
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  47. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I finished Ys 1 on Steam. I guess it's technical name is Ys Chronicles+ or something, not entirely sure. You buy it and it comes with 1 and 2. 1 took 7 hours so if you don't want to count this as one I can wait until I finished 2 then you can list them together if you'd rather.

    That said, I loved it. Simple gameplay but challenging at times. I liked the story and characters. The last dungeon was a bit annoying at times because it's 25ish floors and you gotta go up and down a few times. Not a deal breaker though.

    Lastly, that soundtrack - holy fuck. This is the overworld music. Typically this would be a boss battle or final boss music, but nope, overworld baby!

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  48. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah, i need to get back to Ys 1 and 2 on the Wii's virtual console sometime and finish that game up.

    I remember really liking the boss battle music, but I'll refrain from posting it on the first page since there seems to be enough media embedded already, lol.

    praisegrima
  49. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    So is it the same on Wii where you buy 1 and 2 together? Is that the turbo grfx version, I think called Ys Book 1 & 2 or something?

    I looked up a bit of that version's footage on Youtube, I think I like the remake's artstyle more, but the old one is still charming.
  50. sjmartin79

    sjmartin79 White Phoenix of the Crown

    Just finished Resident Evil 7, and damn, what a game! Visuals were excellent. Controls were tight, for an RE game. Story was quite good, definite scares and jumps.
    I feel like this game is really getting back to the roots of survival horror for them.
    It definitely does connect to the main RE universe.
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