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Games Beaten in 2020

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Games Beaten in 2020

Postby Dizzybelle » 7 months ago

Another year down, another game completion thread!
I like these, lists are fun! And it lets you keep track of what you've actually done this year. :pal:

As always, list the game title, platform and date completed, as well as any other info you want!
Try to keep this to just the lists! Any discussion can probably go here!

Past years:
2014: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14355
2015: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=15460
2016: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16373
2017: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17203
2018: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17687
2019: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=18015
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby Dizzybelle » 7 months ago

Should probably put my own list here too :p

AI: The Somnium Files (Switch) - 01/01/20
Children of Zodiarcs (PC) - 03/01/20
Dicey Dungeons (PC) - 23/01/20
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (All Endings) (Switch) - 24/01/20
DOOM Eternal (PC) 23/03/20
Pathfinder: Kingmaker (PC) 05/04/20
Coffee Talk (PC) 27/04/20
XCOM: Chimera Squad (PC) 05/05/20
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (PC) 19/05/20
WORLD OF HORROR (PC) 20/05/20
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Switch) - 30/05/20
Monster Train (PC) - 01/06/20
Hollow Knight (Switch) - 14/06/20
Shantae and the Seven Sirens (Switch) - 30/06/20
CARRION (PC) - 27/07/20
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby metasomnia? » 7 months ago

AAAAAAAAA

I didn't play very many games last year for reasons, so hopefully this year will be more productive

Currently Playing:
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition postgame, soon I'm gonna try Future Connected
Currently Replaying:
Nothing right now
Completed Games:
Hollow Knight, Jan 2 [Steam]
Axiom Verge, Jan 15 [Steam]
Rune Factory 4 Special, Mar 15 [Switch]
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Jun 27 [Switch]
Taking a page from thatguyif and making a reserve list for things I plan to play or finish at some point:
Sora [Steam]
Epic Battle Fantasy 5 [Steam]
CrossCode [Steam]
Guacamelee [Steam]
Iconoclasts [Steam]
Freedom Planet [Steam]
Environmental Station Alpha [Steam]
Antichamber [Steam]
Crashlands [Steam]
Copy Kitty [Steam] (The final world)
Pokemon Shield [Switch]
Kirby Star Allies [Switch]
Disgaea 4 Complete [Switch]
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition [Switch]
Octopath Traveler [Switch]
Daemon Ex Machina [Switch]
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna, the Golden Country [Switch]
Trials of Mana [Switch]
Luigi's Mansion 3 [Switch]
Hellsinker. [Steam]
Hitogata Happa [Steam]
Phantom Brave [Steam]
Enter the Gungeon [Steam]
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby HatKid » 7 months ago

We'll see how productive I am this year, with any luck it'll be like last year!

1/2/20: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PS3)
1/3/20: SoulBlade (PS1) {Edge Master beaten with Sophitia}
1/16/20: VIP 3 (SMW Hack) {All Exits}
1/21/20: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valencia (3DS)
1/23/20: Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
1/26/20: Super Robot Wars: Original Generation (GBA) {Ryusei Route}
2/3/20: New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe {Bowser beaten}
2/9/20: Ys II (GOG)
2/25/20: Super Robot Wars: Original Generation 2 (GBA)
2/27/20: Super SIG World 38 (SMW Hack)
3/18/20: Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP) {40ish%, Dracula beaten}
3/21/20: Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES) {Best ending achieved}
4/1/20: Nachos and Fried Oreos (SMW Hack) {100%}
: Sunny Side World (SMW Hack) {100%}
4/2/20: Super Robot Wars 3 (SNES) {Ending 2; Ready for Ending 3}
4/6/20: Yakuza Kiwami (PC)
4/8/20: Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Switch)
4/12/20: So 2 Mice Walk Into a Bar (SMW Hack)
4/14/20: Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (GBA) {100%}
4/28/20: Saints Row: The Third (PS3) {100%}
5/17/20: Trials of Mana (Switch) {Hawkeye/Riesz path}
5/21/20: Kirby's Dream Land 2 (GB)
5/28/20: Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) {Golden Deer}
6/9/20: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Steam) {Elan Sleazebaggano, Dark Side}
6/26/20: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (Steam) {L.A. Meltdown}
6/29/20: Half-Life 2: Lost Coast (Steam)
7/4/20: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice (3DS)
7/9/20: Catherine Classic (Steam) {Katherine End}
7/11/20: VIP 6 Beta (SMW Hack) {Bowser Castle Beat}
7/15/20: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Steam) {Keep Your Friends Close... beat}
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby pholtos » 7 months ago

Currently Playing:
Cat Quest (Steam)
Shadow The Hedgehog (Gamecube)
Katamari Damaci Reroll (Switch)
Hyrule Warriors (Switch)

Completed:
Refunct (Steam) - 1/3 - All but two achievements
Cat Quest (Steam) - 1/5 - Normal Game, 100%
Dust An Elysian Tale (Steam) - 1/8 - 112%
QT (Steam) - 2/14 - All Achievements
There Is No Game (Steam) - 3/22 - But there was no game.
FF1 100% Replay (PSP) - 3/26 - Screw having to do the PSP bonus dungeon 8 times to complete the bestiary. :P
THPS (DC) - 5/16 - All Tapes and All Golds on one character.
Donkey Kong 94 (GB) - 6/3
Chrono Trigger (SNES) - 7/19
Assassin's Creed Chronicles (DS) - 7/20
Megaman 1 (NES) - 7/23 - Totally Legitly. I most certainly didn't use infinite lives.
Megaman 2 (NES) - 7/27 - Totally Legit Edition
Act Raiser (SNES) - 8/4
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby Bean » 7 months ago

Okay. Let's go!
1) Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (1/9, PS4)
2) Iconoclasts (1/23, Switch)
3) Freedom Planet (1/29, Switch)
4) Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2/21, Switch)
5) Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (3/7, PS4)
6) Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3/20, 3DS)
7) Super Punch-Out!! (4/12, SNES)
8) Final Fantasy VII Remake (4/30, PS4)
9) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (5/4, Switch)
10) Trials of Mana (Remake) (5/9, Switch)
11) Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection (5/12, PS4)
12) Megabyte Punch (5/15, Switch)
13) BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! (5/20, Switch)
14) Phantasy Star Portable 2 (6/9, PSP)
15) Saints Row: The Third Remastered (6/25, PS4)
16) Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (6/26, SNES)
17) Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (7/5, Switch)
18) NHL 95 (7/8, SNES)
19) Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX (7/9, Switch)
20) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (7/15, Switch)
21) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (7/20, Switch)
22) NFL GameDay 99 (7/21, PS1)
23) Madden NFL 97 (7/22, SNES)
24) Final Fantasy Adventure (7/24, GB)
25) Tetris Attack / Panel de Pon (7/26, SNES)
26) Super Puyo Puyo 2 (7/27, SNES)
27) Trials of Mana (Original) (8/5, SNES)
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby thatguyif » 7 months ago

So, at some point I'm going to converge the two reserve piles. Maybe when the latter is cut down to significant size? Maybe?

Completed
Everspace/PC/First Full Run/January 25
Shovel Knight: King of Cards/3DS/100% Map Completion/January 30
Scanner Sombre/PC/Standard Playthrough/February 2
Gris/PC/Xbox Game Pass/100% All Challenges/February 8
Dragon Quest XI S/Switch/Demo Only/Feburary 10
Headlander/PC/Twitch Prime/100%/February 22
Shenmue/PC/Xbox Game Pass/February 27
Final Fantasy V/GBA/#EsunaForCorona Run (WHI/RED/BAR/CHE)/TRIPLE CROWN/April 17
Katamari Damacy REROLL/Switch/All Levels, All Royal Presents/May 1
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening/Switch/100% Minus Gold Chamber Dungeons/June 19
Final Fantasy V/GBA/Four Job Fiesta Normal Run: MON/TIM/GEO/DRA/TRIPLE CROWN/July 12
Final Fantasy V/GBA/Four Job Fiesta CHAOS Run: BEA/DAN/SUM/DAN/TRIPLE CROWN/July 12
Sonic Advance 2/GBA/True Ending/July 19
Everspace/Postgame/PC/July 25

In Progress
Animal Crossing: New Horizons/Switch
Final Fantasy V/GBA/Four Job Fiesta Popular Run: RAN/GEO/???/???
Final Fantasy V/GBA/Four Job Fiesta PURE CHAOS Run: GEO/FRE/WHI/???

In Progress But Inactive
Fallout: New Vegas/PC

In Reserve
Bully: Scholarship Edition/Wii (on Wii U)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (collect all characters)/Switch
Moonlighter/PC
Hollow Knight/PC
Sky Rogue/macOS
Earthbound Trilogy/Wii U VC, SNES(?), GBA
Dead Cells/Unlocking As Much as I Can/Switch
Dragon Quest II/Android
Sonic Mania(Encore Mode/Other Characters/All Medals)/Switch
Paper Mario series/Wii U VC, GC, Wii on Wii U, N3DS, Wii U
Hyrule Warriors/Switch
Starlink: Battle for Atlas/Switch

Secondary Reserve: PC backlog dating back to...2009?
Grand Theft Auto IV+Episodes from Liberty City/PC
Spore/PC
The Outer Worlds/PC
Bioshock Trilogy (Remastered, 2 Remastered, Infinite)/PC
Slime Rancher/PC
Rebel Galaxy/PC
Cities: Skylines/PC
Sublevel Zero Redux/PC
Outer Wilds/PC
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby KobaBeach » 7 months ago

I mostly replayed games last year due to feeling very weak. I only beat like 6 new games. Possibly the anemia had worsened beforehand and I just didn't notice.

Beat:
1. Donkey Kong Jr. (NES) - 25/01/2020
2. Popeye (NES) - 25/01/2020
3. Final Fantasy (NES, replay) - 14/04/2020
4. Contra (NES) - 09/05/2020
5. Mega Man X4 (PSX, replay) - 30/05/2020
6. Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels (FDS, replay) - 05/06/2020
7. Crusader of Centy (MD) - 05/06/2020
8. Sonic the Hedgehog (MD, replay) - 10/06/2020
9. Altered Beast (MD) - 17/06/2020
10. Super Street Fighter II (SNES, replay) - 25/06/2020
11. Dragon Quest (SNES, replay) - 01/08/2020
Now Playing:
Ninja Gaiden II (NES)
Pokémon Red (GB, replay)
SaGa Frontier (PSX, replay)
Final Fantasy VII (PSX, replay)
Arc the Lad (PSX, replay)
Trials of Mana (PC)
PoPoLoCrois Monogatari (PSX)
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (PSX)
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II (SNES)
Mega Man X7 (PS2)
Wild ARMs 2 (PSX)
Super Mario 64 (N64, replay)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Final Fantasy Tactics (PSX)
Guardian's Crusade (PSX)
Digimon World (PSX)
Phantasy Star II (MD)
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby NastCF » 7 months ago

Beaten: 18

01/01 - Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Genesis
01/12 - World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck - Genesis
01/21 - Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle - Genesis
01/29 - Her Story - PC
02/03 - Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - Genesis
03/03 - Metal Gear Solid - PlayStation
03/24 - Shovel Knight: King of Cards - PC
04/12 - Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (replay) - PC
05/01 - Shovel Knight Showdown - PC
05/07 - Mega Man (Wily Wars) - Genesis
05/11 - Mega Man 2 (Wily Wars) - Genesis
05/20 - Mega Man 3 (Wily Wars) - Genesis
05/24 - Wily Tower (Wily Wars) - Genesis
06/10 - Sonic Adventure 2 (replay) (All Emblems) - PC
06/16 - Sonic Forces - PlayStation 4
07/12 - Road Rash II - Genesis
07/25 - Sonic Advance (replay) - GBA
08/05 - Popeye 2 - Game Boy

Detailed thoughts:
- SHINOBI III: RETURN OF THE NINJA MASTER - GENESIS
I was recommended to play Revenge of Shinobi before this one, which I did, and I think I understand why now. The strengths of this game compared to Revenge are that it's a much more accessible experience, your moveset is a lot more versatile, the action's more exciting and the level design is more consistently good. But it feels like there's something missing, like it's style over substance in a way. That's in part due to being a much easier game, but it's not just that. I feel like Revenge was a lot more experimental in regards to level ideas and boss fights, whereas this one kinda plays it safe. The harder difficulty, while frustrating, really made you take in everything in a level and plan out your approach, while III is more about empowering the player. That said, Revenge had some pretty bullshit level design - things like enemies ambushing you from off-screen, blind jumps or pixel-perfect jumps - which only got better once you'd taken your time to learn the game, so I'm glad III cuts down on that, though not completely.

That's a lot of words just to make the comparison between the two games. Whether it's better or worse than the predecessor, I still had a pretty good time with it. I especially enjoyed tearing through enemies with the dash slash thingy. The final boss had what seemed to be an undodgeable attack, which kinda sucks.


- WORLD OF ILLUSION STARRING MICKEY MOUSE & DONALD DUCK - GENESIS
Beat it with both Mickey and Donald solo, but I first completed it with my husband in co-op. It's kind of a childhood game for me, I remembered it being super charming and fun to play with a friend. Playing it now after all these years... it's ok? It definitely has a lot of quirky charm, and the moments where you need to work together to progress are pretty memorable, plus every level has something new. But it's a bit on the janky side and can waste your time a lot - the mechanic of pulling your partner up with a rope is cute at first but is pretty slow and gets reused a lot without any variation. Other than that, by the end it can be a bit of a chore, with enemies that take multiple hits to kill and not much interesting platforming going on. Also we got softlocked due to glitches not once, but twice, one the same world no less, which forced us to replay earlier segments and reinforced how there's not much reason to play it more than once.

The cool thing though is you get unique levels depending on whether you're playing co-op, alone with Mickey or alone with Donald. But ultimately this game is a lot more memorable as a multiplayer experience.


- ALEX KIDD IN THE ENCHANTED CASTLE - GENESIS
Never played an Alex Kidd game before, so other than rock-paper-scissors I had no idea what I was getting into. At its best it's a pretty average, kinda bland platformer, with a little bit of early 90's charm but mostly just very aged. Gameplay-wise, it's floaty as hell. Alex just slides all over the place so making jumps just feels uncomfortable, and while there's not many (if any at all?) bottomless pits, dying in one hit from anything means you have zero let at any point and it ends up feeling surprisingly stressful.

You get equippable items from winning at jankenpon, which might as well be RNG. I got the feeling these minigames weren't completely random, like the AI was actually following some sort of pattern, but I was never sure, it ended up coming down to luck most of the time anyway. Because dying makes you lose your equipped items and jankenpon opportunities are not that common, it's a better strategy to farm for items at the beginning of the game. I didn't like most of the items anyways... the power bracelet at least makes the combat fun; some like the motorcycle and helicopter feel really awkward to control, while some others feel downright useless.

I don't regret having played it, but it was an overall uncomfortable experience. Even something as simple as money is a nuisance as it bounces away from you, and I think that says a lot about the game.


- HER STORY - PC
It's a... well, I'm not sure what genre I'd put it in honestly. You look through a database of video interviews in order to piece together a murder mystery. The catch is that you can only retrieve video clips by searching for keywords, and each search only shows you 5 results max, so you have to pick up on important words and phrases said in the interviews in order to search for more videos.

The gameplay doesn't amount to much more than "google simulator", but it does get pretty tricky. I hit a lot of moments where I was seemingly out of leads, and I had to really think outside the box to figure out new worthwhile search terms. The game doesn't really end until you decide you've understood Hannah's backstory and the circumstances behind the murder.

It's a pretty interesting experience, there's probably nothing else like it. The little gameplay there is is just a vehicle to tell this story in a very unique way, and said story is relatively open to interpretation.


- CASTLE OF ILLUSION STARRING MICKEY MOUSE - GENESIS
While it's nothing remarkable by today's standards, it's a pretty simple and pleasant platformer. The gameplay's straightforward, a bit slow-paced, but with a pretty decent flow. Due to the floaty physics, jumping from one enemy to another is easy to do and pretty fun. In the levels there's a good balance between straightforward and quirky ideas. There's this level in particular, a vertical level, where the exit is right at the start but it needs a key, so you gotta platform up some staircases first. Once you get the key at the very top, the stepcases transform into a series of slides that take you right back down while you collect gems. I found that pretty neat.

It's got a couple of 'old game' quirks - like how your projectile attack has a wind-up only if you're standing, so you'll throw faster if you do it in the air. The controls are generally pretty slippery. The level design also gets a bit obnoxious by the end, with traps that are badly telegraphed and inconsistent in behaviour.


- METAL GEAR SOLID - PLAYSTATION
This was my first time playing any Metal Gear. I considered playing the remake, but opted for the original as it's probably closest to Kojima's original intent. Even though I didn't grow up with this generation of games, I can appreciate how ambitious this must have been for the time. That said, the gameplay, which I expected to scare me away, is actually pretty streamlined, very "videogame-y" if that makes sense.

The level structure is fairly linear but you're encouraged, sometimes forced, to revisit previous areas with access to new paths and/or different obstacles strewn about. I kinda liked it as it allowed you to get more familiar with the various locations, even if not all of it was enthralling (

like the giant staircases, or Card Key Quest

).

The various weapons and tools you gradually accumulate all see some use, which is nice. I guess it's a luxury afforded by having a linear structure, as they can more easily control where you get new tools and present you with challenges designed for them. I found myself using pretty much everything I had at one point or another, except maybe for Claymores and grenades.

In terms of gameplay-related gripes, the controls are not exactly perfect. Snake's movement can feel imprecise, as you might sometimes cling to walls without wanting, or struggle to exit a crouch in the middle of a chase. The combat mechanics are rudimentary, which works to sway you towards a more stealthy approach, but becomes a problem during bosses, making them some of the least fun parts of the game in my opinion. To their credit though, all the bosses have interesting and cool premises, and there were a couple I actually liked, such as

Metal Gear Rex

.

To comment on the story real quick, it felt overly complicated in a lot of ways, which from what I understand is to be expected from Kojima, but it's enjoyable and relatively easy to follow where it matters, with a simple premise, likeable characters, cool twists and a nice balance between serious and lighthearted tone. My main gripe is with Meryl's character -

she's introduced as an inexperienced but courageous soldier, but contributes almost nothing meaningful to the conflict, making sparse appearances in the first half and becoming a damsel-in-distress/shoehorned love interest in the second half.



The wolfies are cute. There that should work for an ending


- SHOVEL KNIGHT: KING OF CARDS - PC
Man, playing these games makes me so happy, Yacht Club Games are so good at what they do. King Knight's shoulder bash mechanic is so simple, using only one button, but it's stupidly versatile and used in tons of fun ways. Levels are shorter than in the other campaigns, which disappointed me the first time I heard about it, but I feel this way they were able to explore the various level concepts even more thoroughly, and they're all brilliantly designed and fun to play. The writing might just be the best it's ever been in the series, as King Knight's character lends itself to tons of fun dialogue, and the game in general has so much personality, it's wonderful.

Joustus really worried me at first. It seemed so completely disconnected from what I've come to expect from the series, and even as an optional minigame I wasn't looking forward to playing through it for completion. Doesn't help that I was garbage at it when I started. But man did it become addictive by the end. I like how they had a very basic premise and went all out with different types of effects, arrows and even boss attacks. It really feels like a fully-fledged card game, in what is already a package with a ludicrous amount of content.


- SHOVEL KNIGHT: PLAGUE OF SHADOWS (replay) - PC
I wasn't a big fan when I first played it years ago, and I can now safely consider it the weakest out of all the campaigns. The gameplay concept is super interesting, but the execution isn't great. Plague Knight feels weird to control, with very weak jumps and awkward bomb-throwing arcs. You get a lot of ingredients for many different combinations of bombs, and some of them have great utility and can be fun to use, but most of them are not that practical and trying to use them ends up overcomplicating simple enemy encounters. The level design, which I'm sure is tweaked to accomodate for Plague Knight, is mostly taken straight from Shovel Knight's campaign, so it doesn't feel tailor-made for Plague Knight's abilities.

I do really like the story, mainly the romance between Plague Knight and Mona which is really cute. I also like all the fun acknowledgements that this is running in parellel with Shovel Knight's story, such as being able to see him run through town while you go through the sewers.

There were a few moments where the gameplay did click for me, so I can't say that I hated it. If anything I respect how weird and experimental it is. But it didn't work that well for me and was not super fun overall.

post 100% revised opinion: After doing a couple more runs for completion, the game has really grown on me. Learning the levels helped mitigate some of the frustration I had before, including what bombs work better for each situation. Instead of trying to experiment a lot and getting confused, I just stuck to the few combinations that worked for me. I ended up feeling much more in control during these runs, so I had more fun overall. Trying to speedrun the levels felt surprisingly cool, and it was especially exciting to discover new ways to just tear through bosses. Propeller Knight's stage can still go take a hike.

So yeah, even if I consider it the worst of the campaigns, I'm gonna go ahead and say it's still good. Just takes some time to really click


- SHOVEL KNIGHT SHOWDOWN - PC
Man I expected to like this game a lot more than I did, at least as a single-player experience. It was too chaotic for my liking, especially in story mode where you sometimes get pitted solo against teams of three dudes in a tiny stage with hazards. Most importantly, the AI reacts to your inputs and parries with perfect timing, to the point where it sometimes felt futile to even attempt to attack. It was at least pretty novel to try out all the different characters, and considering this whole mode was a free update to an already very meaty game, it's got a stupidly thick amount of content.


- MEGA MAN (WILY WARS) - GENESIS
Hasn't aged very well in my opinion. I view it the same way as something like the original Metroid - not very good in today's standards, very poorly designed in some aspects, but was extremely inventive for its time and laid the groundwork for much better games. Getting new weapons from defeated bosses is an awesome idea, and implemented farily well here. I can think of a couple of scenarios that seemed unfeasible with the regular gun, but suggested the use of a particular weapon to make them almost trivial. If anything I wish it were more balanced with the Mega Buster in mind. Some of the bosses are ludicrous even with the appropriate weapon, let alone with just the buster. That aside, shooting things is fun, the weapons are cool, the controls are tight and there's good variety in the levels.

There are some instances of pretty bad design though that kill it for me. That one section in Ice Man's stage, where you hop across propeller dudes that shoot sideways, is super tedious as it's down to RNG whether the enemies decide to align themselves for you. The fight against your clone is similarly dumb, and there are things like beginner's traps and annoying enemy placements. The Wily Wars version introduces its own quirks, such as a weird delay in Mega Man's ground movement, which you can get used to but is still pretty jarring.


- MEGA MAN 2 (WILY WARS) - GENESIS
The Wily stages are badly designed in my opinion and left a bad taste in my mouth, but overall I liked this game a whole lot better than the first, though it's hard to put my finger on why. I want to say the Robot Master stages are better designed, as it feels like there's fewer random elements, which was one of my biggest problems with Mega Man 1. The bosses are unbalanced but more interesting and fun overall, and the boss weapons are cooler to use for sure.

I think some of the boss weaknesses are a bit nonsensical, in part due to some of the Robot Master's abilities being pretty abstract. Is this good because it encourages you to experiment more with your weapons, or is it bad because it loses a bit of the elegance that the first game's system had? I can't really decide

Also I found out later that, on top of being based on the original Japanese difficulty, this version adds longer hit invincibility to enemies and bosses, which makes it the hardest version I guess???


- MEGA MAN 3 (WILY WARS) - GENESIS
I liked it, it's the most well-designed out of the first three games, in my opinion. The bosses are actually pretty fun to attempt with just the buster as they telegraph their attacks and have predictable patterns, while still being fairly challenging. The slide is a fantastic addition too, as is Rush.

My problem with this one is mostly that it's not very interesting or memorable, somehow? I played it twice and not much of it really stuck with me like Mega Man 2 did. It's also maybe a bit too easy - the endgame especially is a bit of a joke. Also the Doc Robot stages are sort of neat but they feel a bit like padding.


- WILY TOWER (WILY WARS) - GENESIS
I was looking forward to this one as the concept seemed pretty novel, and... it's fine. I like the idea of remixing different elements of the three games but they never got very clever with their setups. Some segments are pretty much lifted directly from the original games, which seems really pointless to me.

Some of the levels have alternate paths to take, which I really appreciated as it adds some replay value. The bosses were alright too, a bit awkward but fairly creative.


- SONIC ADVENTURE 2 (replay) - PC
Started out as a casual replay inbetween the Mega Mans, and evolved into a 100% completion run. It went surprisingly well! The hunting and mech stages were a bit of a struggle, but nothing too painful. My favorite part was probably exploring the stages and discovering things I'd never seen before. Final Rush in particular has so many cool shortcuts I never knew about.

Really the worst offender to me was the mandatory Chao stuff - I don't mind making intermittent visits to the garden inbetween stages, but by the time I'd A-ranked everything my Chao was still not good enough to clear all the races. I ended up using the infinite animal glitch to get that over with.

Really though, even though I didn't grow up with this game and was never a huge fan of it, this playthrough gave me a lot of appreciation for it. It obviously hasn't aged well, but it's got this silly, exciting energy to it and is super fun.


- SONIC FORCES - PS4
Playing this right after Sonic Adventure 2 was perhaps a bit unfair lol. It's not that it's necessarily a super bad game, but it's the bare minimum of a Sonic game as far as I'm concerned. It took the fun but flawed gameplay from the previous boost games and made it even more shallow, with little interaction required from the player for the most part. When you're not boosting through straight lines and controlling Sonic in an almost binary way, you're doing blocky precision platforming that highlights how bad the controls are across all characters, whether it's awkward acceleration or awkward jumps.

The custom character wasn't necessarily a bad idea, but the execution is pretty lame. None of the Wispons are very fun to use, at most they're tolerable but add very little interesting to the gameplay. My favorite thing about them is likely using the Burst Wispon to jump through the air, as trying to aim for the Wisp capsules to keep your jumps going can be pretty fun, but there's not many interesting setups that involve this mechanic anyway.

And there's soooo much padding. There's no good reason to have three types of collectibles per stage that you have to collect one-by-one in separate runs, and the missions pretty much amount to grinding for really mundane tasks like "defeat three enemies" or "use the Stomp three times".

I did say it's not necessarily a bad game, and that's because once you're familiar with the levels and the best way to clear them, it is at least weirdly relaxing. It's like comfort food I guess, you press a few buttons and see flashy things happen, and that's about it. It's alright if you want to turn your brain off for a bit. But it's got nothing going for it other than that, no special flair that gives it a unique identity. Hell, it reuses a lot from previous games in terms of aesthetics and mechanics. I didn't hate it but, it left me feeling pretty empty.


- ROAD RASH II - GENESIS
First impressions were pretty bad - I imagine it looks fairly impressive for a Genesis game, but the framerate is pretty abysmal and the controls are kind of unresponsive. But I managed to adjust somehow?? And man, when you get a good run going it's exhilarating. There's so many things that demand your attention, so many obstacles requiring very quick reflexes, and both cops and competing racers to worry about, who get especially aggressive in the later races. Managing to weave through it all and mantain your speed while you're at it makes you feel like you're on top of the world.

That said, yeah this game is super jank. Being able to attack your opponents is obviously a highlighted feature, but the bad framerate and the delay of your attacks makes it very hard to judge the timing to attack. The rules for when you get knocked off your bike are also not very clear, as I would often crash by virtue of merely touching an opponent while they get away scot free. Your view of obstacles can get blocked by the road so you pretty much have to learn through trial-and-error in order to survive, and even that might not be enough as certain obstacles spawn in random places.

I got a lot of playtime out of it but that mostly consisted of replaying the same 5 tracks over and over in different difficulties. The last difficulty levels are ridiculously tough, as it's hard enough to go the whole 6 minute race without getting busted or destroying your bike, let alone doing well enough to actually win. But hey I did it and I never have to play it ever again lol


- SONIC ADVANCE (replay) - GBA
Thought I'd play along with raocow as a way to revisit a childhood favorite. It holds up really well as a traditional Sonic romp with some interesting experimentation. The level design towards the latter half is a bit rough though, with bottomless pits and enemy ambushes galore. I'm still very fond of it but it doesn't quite reach the level of the Genesis games for me.


- POPEYE 2 - GAME BOY
Um, yeah, I only played this cause I had it on a bootleg multicart back in the day and I got the itch to revisit it. I was secretly hoping it might have been a hidden gem lol. Turns out it's as run-of-the-mill as it gets, with a some added jank for good measure.
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby Cyril » 7 months ago

letsa go

The Room Three (1/3, all endings)
Spark the Electric Jester 2 (1/3, 100% on 2/27)
Pokemon Sword (1/3, 100% pokedex completion)
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back N-Sane (1/4, 100% achievements)
Underhero (1/5, 100%)
Rainswept (1/7, 100%)
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (1/9)
Life is Strange 2 (1/14, 100%)
Sayonara Wild Hearts (1/17, 100%)
Heaven's Vault (1/25, 100% on 1/31)
Aggelos (2/2)
Direct (2/18, 100%)
Digimonstory Cybersleuth (2/23)
Kentucky Route Zero (3/3, 100% on 3/6)
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (3/7, replay; 100% on 3/16)
Murder By Numbers (3/18, 100% on 3/20)
To the Moon (3/22, replay)
Crash Bandicoot: Warped (3/23, 100% achievements)
Wandersong (3/27, 100%)
The First Tree (3/29, 100%)
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (4/2, 100% cages)
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (4/3, 100% cipher coins)
Shovel Knight: King of Cards (4/10, 100% merit medals)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (4/16, 100%)
Grimm's Hollow (4/18, true ending)
Ratchet & Clank (5/9, replay; 100% on 5/10)
Naboki (5/18, 100%)
Umineko When They Cry - Question Arcs (5/18, 100%)
Super Win The Game Randomizer (5/20)
36 Apples (5/21)
Cubico (5/26, 100%)
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (6/1, replay; 100% on 6/2)
Umineko When They Cry - Answer Arcs (6/9, 100%)
Skybolt Zack (6/10)
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (6/14, replay; 100% on 6/15)
Ratchet: Deadlocked (6/21, replay; 100% on 6/23)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (7/2, replay; 100% on 7/3)
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (7/7, replay; 100% on 7/8)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty (7/10)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Into the Nexus (7/13; 100% on 7/14)
Nohra (7/13)
12 Hours to Die (7/19. 100%)
Supraland (7/21, 100%)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (7/26, 100%)
Birth ME Code (8/1, 100%)
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Postby Kilgamayan » 7 months ago

Posting in here to commit to actually beating a game this year :v

5/24: Rebeat Link's Awakening (Switch Ver.)
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby YelseyKing » 7 months ago

Completed:
Tactics Ogre (PSP; Completed 1-28-20) [First Time]
Notes: *This* is how you do a remake! Take one of my favorite games of all time, massively overhaul the gameplay, add in all sorts of features like the ability to turn back time and do all the paths on one save file, allowing recruitment of every unique character, add in *more* unique characters, and then throw in dream scenarios like the ability to rescue Lans and Warren, as well as many new sidequests, and... the whole package is just nuts. This game is *gigantic*. It's not without its flaws, such as item drops being a gigantic pain to get, but on the whole, a fantastic game. It took me over two months (and over 300 in-game hours) to conquer this behemoth, but it is finally complete, and I love it!

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (GC; Completed 2-19-20) [First Time]
Notes: It... took me a *long* time to finish this one. I started it back in November of last year, and just *finally* ended it. All in all, it's a pretty good game, but it never really lets you forget it wants to be a multiplayer game, and as a result, has its share of annoyances in single player. The inability to use basic features like seeing a mini-map of the area, or even knowing what the stage bonuses are, without having an attached GBA, even if you *are* doing single player, is just bad design. So, thanks to pholtos for lending me his old GBA so I could get all the artifacts. :3

Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC; Completed 3-28-20) [Replay]
Notes: pholtos' semi-recent randomizer LP of this game, combined with the fact that I still have possession of his GBA, encouraged me to give this game a long overdue replay. I still love it, and it's still my favorite Zelda game. This time, I got all the Tingle Tuner stuffs, as well. 100% completion, of course.

Final Fantasy IV (PC; Completed 5-8-20) [Replay]
Notes: The 3D version. Basically the same thing as the DS version, except they removed that waste of time known as Whyt. Rather good, though the interface on the PC version was kind of clunky. I'd have finished this game like, two weeks ago, but I just lost steam at the very end.

Suikoden 3 (PS2; Competed 6-20-20) [Replay]
Notes: My second favorite game in the series, after 2. Holds up pretty well, though the game can be a bit on the slow side. This one was a bit nostalgic for me, as it was the game I was playing when I first moved to Oregon, 16 years ago. Ah, memories.

Wild Arms 4 (PS2; Completed 7-18-20) [First Time]
Notes: Whee, the first "new" game I started this year! It's pretty great, too; the most fun I've had with a game in this series since the original back in the late 90s. Seemingly an attempt to re-invent the series, perhaps after the thoroughly mediocre third game, WA4 delivers. A fun hex-based battle system adds a bit of strategy to things, the plot kicks into high gear almost immediately, the music is fantastic, and while the game is a bit on the short side, I still found a lot to to. It's not *perfect*, but I kinda loved it.
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby Ashan » 7 months ago

1. Nioh (PC, Feb 23 or 24 depending on what you consider the "final mission" - DLC completed March 12)
2. SOMA (PC, March 17)
3. Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch, 100% March 25)
4. Nier:Automata (PC, April 1 - all achievements April 4)
5. Yoshi's Island (Switch, 100% April 13)
6. Star Fox (Switch, Route 1 - April 14)
7. The End is Nigh (Switch, May 19)
8. Shovel Knight: King of Cards (PC, June 5)
9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC, June 28 - Blood and Wine DLC July 10)
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Postby Whimsical Calamari » 7 months ago

1/12 - Duck Game - Switch
Gold or higher on all single-player challenges

3/29 - Shovel Knight - Plague of Shadows - Switch
Main Game complete + 100% items

4/1 - Shovel Knight - Specter of Torment - Switch
Main Game complete + 100% items

4/12 - Conduct Together! - Switch
Credits + All gold trophies

5/7 - Bomb Chicken - Switch
100%

5/20 - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - Switch
Main Game 100%
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby Gezo24 » 6 months ago

Detroit: Become Human - PS4 (January 9th)
Titanfall 2 - PS4 (January 11th)
God of War - PS4 (February 16th)
SUPERHOT VR - PC (February 18th)
Arizona Sunshine - PC (February 21st)
Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception - PS4 (March 21st)
Half-Life: Alyx - PC (April 4th)
Metro: Exodus - PC (April 16th)
Frostpunk - PC (April 17th)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Switch (April 23rd)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2(April 24th)
L.A. Noir - PS4 (June 20th)
Axiom Verge - PC (July 4th)
The Wolf Among Us - PS4 (July 11th)
Terraria - PC (July 21st)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - PS4 (August 1st)
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Postby SAJewers » 6 months ago

Basketball Classics (Story Mode) - January 20
MarisaLand Legacy - February 23
Streets of Rage 4 - May 26
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Postby raekuul » 6 months ago

Persona 4, Playstation 2 - True Ending 2020/01/22
Pokémon: Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo 3DS - Main Game 2020/03/21, Delta Episode 2020/03/25
Pokémon: Blue Version, Nintendo GB (via 3DS Virtual Console) - 2020/04/11. Today I learned that Dragonite can't learn Fly in R/B.
Pokémon: Silver Version, Nintendo GBC (via 3DS Virtual Console) - Johto League Cleared 2020/04/27. I'm beginning to remember why I prefer RBY over GSC, the level curve in GSC sucks. Red beaten 2020/05/05
Pokémon: Black Version, Nintendo DS - Main Game 2020-06-20. I can see why Gen 5 is so divisive now. On the one hand I love the storyline, and a couple of my Gen 6 mainstays (Whimsicott and Golurk) are from this generation. On the other hand, linear world is linear, and this game has the worst kind of throwback to Gen 2 in the form of only half of the world gets explored by the time you're done with the Pokemon League. I've heard that there's one hell of a postgame to this gen though, but I'm not particularly interested since it's not Kanto or Delta Episode.
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby cynderfyre » 3 months ago

Shovel Knight: King of Cards, PC, January 8 2020
Pupy World, Web browser, March 18 2020
A Hat in Time, PC, April 9 2020
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Re: Games Beaten in 2020

Postby Arrietty » 3 months ago

The entire time I thought I posted mine earlier in the year. Anyways:

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#	Game Title					Date Beaten
1	Ultimate DOOM					01.12.2020
2	SIGIL						01.12.2020
3	DOOM II						01.26.2020
4	Sonic CD					02.08.2020
5	Final DOOM: TNT Evilution			02.09.2020
6	Sonic 3 A.I.R					02.10.2020
7	SEGA AGES: Sonic The Hedgehog 2			02.25.2020
8	SEGA AGES: Puyo Puyo 2				02.25.2020
9	Pokemon Yellow					02.26.2020
10	Pokemon Blue					02.28.2020
11	Mega Man					03.02.2020
12	Mega Man 2					03.02.2020
13	Mega Man 3					03.03.2020
14	Mega Man 4					03.06.2020
15	Mega Man 5					03.06.2020
16	Mega Man 6					03.06.2020
17	Super Mario Maker 2				03.10.2020
18	Mega Man 7					03.11.2020
19	Mega Man BN: Operate Shooting Star		04.13.2020
20	Sonic 2 Delta					04.22.2020
21	Animal Crossing: New Horizons			04.23.2020
22	Final DOOM: Plutonia				04.25.2020
23	DOOM 64						04.30.2020
24	Pokemon Crystal Clear				05.01.2020
25	Sonic DOOM 2					05.05.2020
26	Heretic: Shadow of the Serpant Riders		05.08.2020
27	Layton's Mystery Journey			05.08.2020
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Postby Awoo » 3 months ago

Arrietty wrote: The entire time I thought I posted mine earlier in the year. Anyways:

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#	Game Title					Date Beaten
1	Ultimate DOOM					01.12.2020
2	SIGIL						01.12.2020
3	DOOM II						01.26.2020
4	Sonic CD					02.08.2020
5	Final DOOM: TNT Evilution			02.09.2020
6	Sonic 3 A.I.R					02.10.2020
7	SEGA AGES: Sonic The Hedgehog 2			02.25.2020
8	SEGA AGES: Puyo Puyo 2				02.25.2020
9	Pokemon Yellow					02.26.2020
10	Pokemon Blue					02.28.2020
11	Mega Man					03.02.2020
12	Mega Man 2					03.02.2020
13	Mega Man 3					03.03.2020
14	Mega Man 4					03.06.2020
15	Mega Man 5					03.06.2020
16	Mega Man 6					03.06.2020
17	Super Mario Maker 2				03.10.2020
18	Mega Man 7					03.11.2020
19	Mega Man BN: Operate Shooting Star		04.13.2020
20	Sonic 2 Delta					04.22.2020
21	Animal Crossing: New Horizons			04.23.2020
22	Final DOOM: Plutonia				04.25.2020
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Postby ano0maly » 1 month ago

Perhaps I should post it this year after all?

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Super Ledgehop: Double Laser (Windows)
Reverse x Reverse (Windows - Steam)
Tobari 2: Dream Ocean (Windows - Steam)

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Mighty Gunvolt Burst (Windows - Steam)
Beck - February 29th
Ekoro - April 12th

Reverse x Reverse (Windows - Steam)
7-8 - July 16th

Tobari 2: Dream Ocean (Windows - Steam)
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