Games Beaten in 2023

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Games Beaten in 2023

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It's time to take the heavy responsibility and create this thread for the new year! This is now the tenth annual topic where we've been tracking all of our games we've managed to go through on the talkhaus! It doesn't matter if it's a first time clear, a replay, or whatever you define as beaten as this isn't a competition. Nope. It's a comparison! As always, a good format to keep is by having...
  • The name of the game
  • The platform you played it on
  • And the date you beat it
Past Years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

The only real rule is to try and keep ongoing or random game discussion stuff over in this thread:

And that's that! Put your post down and edit it at your own convenience. Get your game on, all!
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It's on!
1) Donkey Kong 64 (1/4, N64)
2) Mario Tennis Aces (1/6, Switch)
3) Disney's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (1/7, NES)
4) Disney's Darkwing Duck (1/8, NES)
5) Disney's DuckTales (1/8, NES)
6) Disney's DuckTales 2 (1/9, NES)
7) Disney's TaleSpin (1/9, NES)
8) Dragon Quest Heroes II (1/26, PS4)
9) Super Dodge Ball (2/12, NES)
10) Gargoyle's Quest (2/15, GB)
11) Harvestella (3/10, Switch)
12) Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (3/11, Switch)
13) The Legend of Dark Witch Episode 2: The Price of Desire (3/20, 3DS)

1) The Disney Afternoon Collection (1/9, PS4)
2) Sonic Origins (1/15, PS5)
3) Donkey Kong (2/11, NES)
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- 02/01: Fairyside (Cute f2p Binding of Isaac-inspired game. Sadly, there's a very easy way to softlock yourself from 100%'ing it, which sucks.)
- 29/01: Pixross (A picross game I got from one of those giant Itch bundles. Fun stuff.)
- 05/02: Klonoa 2 (Full Scrapbook) (A beautiful game that holds up really well. A bit on the easy side, but challenging enough. Banger soundtrack.)
- 17/03: Klonoa 1 (Doesn't quite hold up as well as it's successor, but it has its charm. Controls are a bit clunky. Soundtrack is okay.)
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Re: Games Beaten in 2023

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Here's hoping this list is longer than last year!
7th: Spyro: Year of the Dragon [PS1]
22nd: Gemcraft - Frostborn Wrath [PC] (Beat the final boss, still going for extras)

16th: Pizza Tower [PC] (done everything I wanted, only thing left is P ranks and no-hit on the final boss, to which I say, lol nope)

8th: The Messenger [PC]
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of course an rpg maker 2000 demo would be my last game in 2022

censored by Bean because it was painful to most people's eyes (not mine tho):
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1. Doraemon: Nobita to Yousei no Kuni (SNES) - 09/01/2023
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Re: Games Beaten in 2023

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tiempo para jugar

2023/01/09: Arthur: A Retelling
2023/02/03: Noblesse Oblige
2023/03/04: Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption
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Re: Games Beaten in 2023

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Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog, Nintendo Switch - Robotnik Rekt 2023-01-01 (Ring Keep Mode). I hit Scrap Brain Zone more or less right at midnight, so bonus points there.
Sonic 1+2, Sega Genesis - Robo Eggman Ruined Entirely 2023-01-05. Hooray for SRAM saving.
Wario Land, Nintendo 3DS eshop - Coin Golf score of 100, final score of 10400 (10000 from treasures plus 300 from Genie plus stage coins). I can do better, but there's not a lot much room left for improvement. I might actually re-do my Wario Land LP (the No Jet one) since I'm better now and know to not attack the prize blocks on the way to the Mount Teacup boss fight since one of them becomes an unavoidable Jet pot.
Advance Wars: Dual Strike (Normal Campaign), Nintendo DS - Grand Bolt Broken 2023-01-16. I was going to go straight into Hard Campaign from here but I kinda kept buying COs from the shop and forgot to hold back 1000 points so now I get to muck around in the War Room. Whee.
Kirby's Dream Land, Nintendo 3DS eshop - King DeDeDe EX kicked 2023-01-29.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Game Boy Color - Quirrelmort Qicked 2023-03-08. The potential was there, the fun was not.
Metroid: Fusion (randomizer), Game Boy Advance - Omega Metroid Obliterated 2023-03-11. There's no map tracker for Fusion randomizer at this time so I had to learn about stuff I didn't know existed the hard way. Also there's a bullshit chained shinespark in the basement of TRO that I'm really glad wasn't locking anything I needed, and two bullshit chained shinesparks in the middle of SRX that I'm glad weren't locking anything I needed (I got the control room one but not the water one)
Metroid: Zero Mission, Game Boy Advance - Mecha Ridley mutilated relentlessly 2023-03-13. Zero Mission adds things that aren't necessary to Metroid 1, but they're fun so it's not a problem. Though I would like a more clear route back from power bombs to the rest of Zebes, they're absurdly late and only unlock more power bombs and the post-final-boss.
Metroid II: Return of Samus, Game Boy - Queen Metroid quickly murdered 2023-03-14. Final time 1:49; it helps that I do the acid dive between Space Jump Ruins and Screw Attack Ruins so that I don't have to backtrack.
Balanced BN3 (MMBN3 mod), Game Boy Advance - Alpha atomized 2023-03-23. This mod backports the "removes auras" property to wind-type chips... and the Wood-style's charge attack. What was already a tactically sound investment in Wood styles (between Bubbleman and Alpha both being uniquely weak to it despite not being elementally weak to it) in the vanilla game becomes an outright WMD in the BBN3 endgame as a result.
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01/07 - Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures - PC
01/18 - Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation - PC
01/21 - Angry Video Game Nerd in Tower of Torment - PC
01/29 - Whirlo - SNES
02/12 - Altered Beast (co-op) - Mega Drive
02/15 - Donkey Kong - Game Boy
02/27 - Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories - PS4
03/13 - Donkey Kong Country Returns (co-op) - Wii
03/26 - Paper Mario - N64

01/20 - Pokémon X (Kalos Pokédex Complete) - 3DS
01/25 - Hollow Knight (Pantheon of Hallownest cleared) - PS4
02/16 - Vividlope (demo) - PC
02/17 - Cavern of Dreams (demo) - PC
02/21 - A Rat's Life: The Cat Conspiracy (demo) - PC
03/05 - Superb Demo Survivors - PC
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Post by metasomnia? »

For once I actually beat a game before making a post on one of these threads lol

Games finished:
Ender Lilies, Jan 1 [steam]
Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age [Steam]
Disgaea 5 Complete [Steam]
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Currently In Progress
Grand Theft Auto IV/PC/Steam

In Progress But Inactive
Hollow Knight/PC/Postgame
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2/PC/Epic Game Store
Hyrule Warriors/Switch
Going Under/Switch
Ring Fit Adventure/Switch
Animal Crossing: New Horizons/Switch

Reserve 1: Nintendos
Paper Mario series/Wii U/Dolphin/Wii/3DS/Switch
Sonic Mania-Encore Mode/Switch
Dead Cells/Switch/Open All Levels
Earthbound Trilogy/Wii U/Emu
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate/Fighter Collection/Switch
Shinsekai: Into the Depths/Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening/Switch/Hero Mode
World of Final Fantasy Maxima/Switch
Garden Story/Switch
Golf Story/Switch
No More Heroes II: Desperate Struggle/Switch

Reserve 2: Computer Box!
The Outer Worlds/PC
Slime Rancher/PC
Cities: Skylines/PC
Sublevel Zero Redux/PC
Rebel Galaxy: Outlaw/PC
Strike Suit Zero/PC
Yakuza 0/PC
Grand Theft Auto V/PC
Civilization VI/PC
Journey to the Savage Planet/PC
Elite: Dangerous/PC
Lenna's Inception/PC
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order/PC
Train Valley 2/PC
Lifeless Planet/PC
SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete/PC
Star Wars: Squadrons/PC
Metal Wolf Chaos XD/PC

Reserve 3: Those Subs
Darksiders: Warmaster Edition/Twitch Prime
Blasphemous/Twitch Prime

Reserve 4: Fweeeennnds (Co-Op)

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Metroid: Samus Returns/3DS
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  1. Spiritfarer Farewell Edition | PC
    • Main story | Jan 13
  2. Dark Souls: Remastered | PC
    • NG all bosses | Jan 28
  3. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin | PC
    • NG all bosses | Feb 23
  4. Dark Souls III | PC
    • NG all bosses | March 5
  5. Metroid Prime Remastered | Switch
    • Normal mode | March 17
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Post by ultratowel112 »

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Jan 8 - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (SNES)
Feb 11 - Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories (PS1)
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Ratchet & Clank 2016 (1/6; 100% on 1/7)
Kingdom Hearts 3 ReMind (1/8, All Bosses)
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory (1/12, Proud Mode 100%)
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (1/22; 100% on 1/24)
Somber (1/25)
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (2/1, 100%)
Rain World: Downpour (3/18, All Slugcats; Challenges on 3/21)
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Hello :3

1/2 - Phantom Hourglass Replay
1/4 - DK King of Swing
1/9 - FF Four Heroes of Light
1/11 - Spirit Tracks
1/13 - The Sink Gods
1/23 - Super Adventure Island
2/1 - Aria of Sorrow Randomizer
2/5 - LttP Minimalist
2/17 - Yoshi's Crafted World 100%
2/18 - Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
2/24 - Katamari Damacy REROLL 100% Collection + Perfect North Star
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1/5 - Insaniquarium Deluxe (Steam)
1/29 - Handshakes (Steam)
2/4 - AltverZ (Android/PC Game Mod, up to NMT as that's the most recent update with new content)
2/8 - Pizza Tower (Steam)
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King's Field (Japan) (PSX; Completed 1-13-23) [First Time]
Notes: Oh hey, my first FromSoft game! Mind, this is actually a game that was unreleased in the west, but fan translated... the game we know as "King's Field" was actually King's Field *2*. It's confusing. Anyway, for such an old game, it was actually pretty good. I could see the Souls DNA, but while the game started off brutal, by the halfway point, I'd obtained a cheap healing spell and a weapon that regenerated my MP slowly, so dying was just... not going to happen anymore. Overall, it was a very old-school, ugly, clunky, and rather short game... yet, I found it oddly charming in its own way. I'll probably play the sequels sometime down the road.

Final Fantasy 2 (PSP; Completed 2-4-23) [First Time]
Notes: The last main series Final Fantasy that I have actual access to (i.e. not an MMO or on a platform I don't possess) that I hadn't played through... is finally done. I opted for the PSP version, simply because it combines the most features with the fewest bugs and other annoyances, and... it's pretty good. I'd say I liked it better than 1 and the original 2D version of 4, and that it originated as an NES game is all the more impressive. Also, unlike the other FF ports, I actually found the bonus dungeons in 2 to be legit fun and clever. Overall, I'm glad to have finally played through this piece of history.

Magic Knight Rayearth (Saturn; Completed 2-14-23) [First Time]
Notes: Oh hey, another Saturn game for me! As Zelda-like action/adventure games go, this one was pretty fun, if short and rather linear. Didn't stand out in any particularly amazing ways, but the graphics were pretty, the music was catchy, but, uh... then there's the dialogue. Yeah. This is a Working Designs translation, and oh man can you *tell*. While it was light on their usual brand of pop culture references, it "made up for it" by making every NPC into an unlikeable jackass. I'm not kidding: Nearly every townsperson is either insulting your team or someone else (or is otherwise completely ungrateful to you saving their asses), lusting after someone of the opposite sex, panicking and begging you to save them (and *only* them; screw everyone *else*), or "helpfully" informing you of their gross bodily functions. The story dialogue wasn't spared, either, with casual jokes about periods and child abuse. And people *like* this stuff? Well. At least the game itself was good...

Magic Knight Rayearth (SNES; Completed 2-18-23) [First Time]
Notes: Didn't I just play this game? Actually, the SNES version is completely different than the Saturn one. It's a short, straightforward, uncomplicated JRPG, whose only real issue is, as was typical for the time, a too-high encounter rate. It was also quite easy. On the plus side, the translation was significantly better, and told a lot more of the story, especially towards the end, than the "funny" Saturn translation did... and the game's music is honestly really good. Not the greatest game ever, but I enjoyed it well enough.

Brandish 2 (SNES; Completed 2-24-23) [First Time]
Notes: As one of the ten or so fans of the original Brandish, I'm not sure why it took me so long to finally play the sequel... but honestly, I loved it. It takes the original formula and sticks with it, so if you didn't like that game, you won't like this one, either... While it has some flaws, such as questionable boss design (enemies that can, barring use of certain spells, kill you in 2-4 hits while taking 1 damage from your attacks, and the game's awkward controls not really working well for action-y battles), the much larger world, more varied locales, greater emphasis on actually *using* the many weapons and items you're given (no longer do you need to sell everything to make money to buy obscenely expensive spells), and significantly more interesting plot made this one a winner to me. It also has *fantastic* music.

King's Field (US) / King's Field 2 (Japan) (PSX; Completed 3-9-23) [First Time]
If the first game was the "proof of concept", this was the full picture. A significantly larger, more challenging game on the whole, it definitely felt more refined than the original, but still had a lot of that old school jank to it. It can be frustratingly easy to die at times, as well, and as spread out as save points are, that can really be a thing at times... unless you don't mind using save states, as I didn't, and enjoyed the game more for it.
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2023-01-01: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES) - Easy Mode, (n+2)th playthrough
2023-01-08: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
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Re: Games Beaten in 2023

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Pretty much every game I'm gonna beat this year will probably be on my SNES classic unless I say otherwise.


Mega Turrican (Mega Drive) - Beaten on Normal
Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
Psycho Dream (SFC)
Grey Lancer (Mega Drive) - Beaten on Normal with the good ending


Megaman 7 (SNES)
McDonald's Treasure Land (Mega Drive) - Beaten on Normal
Ninja Gaiden Shadow (GB)
Rocket Knight Adventures (Mega Drive) - Beaten on Easy
Panic Restaurant (NES)
Castlevania Bloodlines (Mega Drive) - Beaten on Normal with Eric
2/17 Dynamite Headdy (Mega Drive)
2/19 Trip World (GB)
2/19 Sonic 1 (Master System)
2/19 Sonic Chaos (Master System)
2/28 Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Mega Drive) - Beaten with Sonic & Tails with all Chaos Emeralds and a few Super Emeralds


3/5 Sonic & Knuckles (Mega Drive) - Beaten with Tails with all Chaos Emeralds and all but one Super Emeralds
3/8 Sonic & Knuckles (Mega Drive) - Beaten with Knuckles with three Chaos Emeralds
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Post by ano0maly »

Will I actually beat Radical Fish Games' masterpiece this year?

I did finish all the levels in the base game of Hempuli's puzzle game by last year's Boxing Day.

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Curse Crackers: For Whom the Belle Toils - Jan 20
Graze Counter GM - Jan 21
Quiz & Dragons: Capcom Quiz Game - Feb 21
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woah here i am again, what will the squid do this time

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion - Switch
Beaten: 1/21

Splatoon 3 - Switch
Clear + Max Hero Level: 1/30

A Short Hike - Switch
Clear: 2/9
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