Board 8 > The Great 2018 Video Game Challenge (Topic Two)

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GTN
12/01/18 8:00:25 PM
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oh god I really want to know the results of the samus match
TheArkOfTurus
12/02/18 12:52:21 PM
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6. Beat a game in a completely new series

Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt

45. Beat a game that's been adapted into another medium

Sonic the Hedgehog

15/50
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Johnbobb
12/02/18 8:07:16 PM
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move Sonic Forces to 7. Beat a game in a series you've already played some ofSonic Forces

19. Beat a platformer
Mighty Bomb Jack

12. Beat a game made by a developer you've never tried
The Unknown City (Horror Begins Now.....Episode 1)
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UltraMana
12/03/18 8:00:14 PM
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Yeah, people are from Southie, but they aren't Southies, I don't think.
HBJDubs
12/04/18 7:46:38 PM
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50-52. Beat three games in a series

Spyro The Dragon Reignited trilogy

50/50, done! Let's rank all the games (in tiers). I'll also list if the game is free.

Must-Plays (for one reason or another)

Super Metroid
Doki Doki Literature Club *free*
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Horizon: Zero Dawn

Great

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm
Tales Of Xillia
DOOM (2016)
Quantum Break
Trials Fusion
Until Dawn
Her Story
Shantae & The Pirate's Curse
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Spyro The Dragon Reignited Trilogy

Recommended (if you like the genre)

Gears Of War
Mariovania *free*
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Warriors All-Stars
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
Double Dragon Neon
Alien Storm
Hexcells
I Wanna Be The Cat
Sunrider: Mask Of Arcadius *free*
2064: Read Only Memories
Battleblock Theater
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Rime
Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers
Tales Of Symphonia
Rayman Legends
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
Final Fantasy Record Keeper *free*

Decent

Talespin
Late Shift
The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing
Symphony
Extreme Exorcism
Mighty No. 9
Dynamite Headdy
You Have To Win The Game *free*
Uncanny Valley
Dynasty Warriors 9

Skippable, but short enough for easy challenge completion

Flicky
Invisible Apartment *free*
Alien Syndrome
Killer Instinct 2 Classic
The Plan *free*
The Old Tree *free*
Bonanza Bros
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GenesisSagat
12/05/18 7:00:42 PM
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I don't think you've ever said/done anything mean to me...
Cody11533
12/05/18 7:29:09 PM
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3. Beat a game released between 2000-2009
Beyond Good and Evil
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TheArkOfTurus
12/06/18 3:45:55 PM
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13. Beat a JRPG

Saga Frontier

Hey look, another RPG with the initials SF that I've already beaten several times. Sigificantly more than half a dozen in this case... actually maybe a full dozen. It helps that it's a very quick playthrough for a JRPG (this one took me about seven hours). Played through Blue's scenario, this time. I forgot about the "ending" of Blue's story. You know how the Sopranos ended? It was pretty much that. I love this game, but god was it rushed.

16/50
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Johnbobb
12/06/18 5:01:00 PM
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38. Beat a game you'd dropped or had a long hold on
Kirby: Star Allies

Was playing it with a friend for a while, but then they weren't available to play for months after that. Eventually said fuck it and made a separate save file to finish it solo.
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MaleB8er
12/07/18 5:00:21 PM
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I have to bump this. Less than an hour away on TeenNick.

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Gmun
12/08/18 5:00:12 PM
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he santa are we gonna do 3-player keyquest
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kaleee
12/09/18 5:00:22 PM
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ExThaNemesis posted...
I don't know what half of those are

Smash
Street Fighter
Marvel
King of Fighters
Arcsys
3D
Mortal Kombat
Zyxyz0
12/10/18 2:04:54 AM
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Welp, forgot to add to this for a while, so here's a megaupdate!

5. Beat a game released in 2018
Return of the Obra Dinn

7. Beat a game in a series you've already played some of
Rusty Lake Paradise

11. Beat a game made by a developer you like
CHUCHEL

14. Beat a JRPG
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

15. Beat a puzzle game
Pixel Puzzle Collection

25. Beat a game with horror as a central theme
Rusty Lake: Roots

41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70 (score is 65 currently)
Rusty Lake Hotel

(For the Rusty Lake/Cube Escape series, I'm counting the games that are on Steam with a price tag but not the ones that are free browser gamesit wouldn't feel fair to count them all with how many there are! Still need to get around to playing/watching Paradox, though...)

Should get me to 18/50, if I'm counting right.
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kaleee
12/11/18 2:01:45 AM
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Anagram posted...
Terra (FFVI)

https://imgur.com/iko45PB

scarletspeed7 posted...
Wonder Woman

https://imgur.com/9DJDXq2
sraegonex
12/12/18 2:01:19 AM
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Haha, love it. It reminds me of Banjo Kazooie for some reason.
Robazoid
12/12/18 7:09:32 AM
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We've only got a few weeks left in the year. We had some solid participation in 2018, and several people finished their lists! For the first time since this started, I was not among them. Someday I hope to cycle back to video games, I've just been too busy with other hobbies.

I did want to ask, would people here prefer someone else being in charge of this in 2019? I feel kind of silly worrying about it since this isn't the sort of thing that really has a 'host' (I certainly never felt like it was my place to police lists, for example, and I always tried to only change challenges when there was a clear consensus) but I worry people were bothered that the topics were being made by someone who barely participated. There isn't a whole lot to it aside from making the topic, especially if you use the bump-bot command, so I don't mind being in charge again. Just let me know if someone else feels they would be more active and wants the responsibility!

There's also the question of if we should change any of the challenges for 2019. I remember at the beginning of the year a few people mentioned wanting more challenges that had to do with the content of the game (like the central theme ones) and less, for lack of a better term, stat-based ones. Well, now is the time to share preferences and ideas!
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TheArkOfTurus
12/12/18 5:24:56 PM
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No, you should keep hosting as long as you want to.

22. Beat a fighting game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

World of Light mode. That was a lot longer than I was expecting. It got a little repetitive, but it's Smash. I could probably play it forever and not get bored. Ended up with ~90% completion. Only need to find Richter to have all the characters unlocked in it.

17/50
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GTN
12/13/18 5:00:13 PM
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Spoilerd
kaleee
12/14/18 5:00:22 PM
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aww man

Roy
GTN
12/15/18 5:00:11 PM
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I lobe uca

I lobe UCA

I LOVE UCA
TheArkOfTurus
12/16/18 3:02:10 PM
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7. Beat a game in a series you've already played some of

Shining Force 3: Scenario 2

I don't really like this one as much as the rest of the main series. Still a good time, though.

18/50
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ff6man
12/17/18 3:00:11 PM
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<a href="https://jsfiddle.net/wc8nmg24/">https://jsfiddle.net/wc8nmg24/</a>;

Winner: Link

Tiebreaker: 3000000
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GTN
12/18/18 3:00:11 PM
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blind hobo
Gmun
12/19/18 2:01:20 PM
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Punnyz posted...
wow octopath looks pretty neat

is that bravely default?

same devs yes
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TheArkOfTurus
12/19/18 9:52:24 PM
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4. Beat a game released between 2010-2017

Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You

Thanks again, KCF! The recommendation was well placed. I'll probably pick up the sequel sooner or later.

19/50
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KCF0107
12/20/18 2:55:44 AM
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I'm glad you enjoyed it! I just finished up the game in the fall myself and didn't even know there was a sequel until I saw it being advertised on the main menu or something.
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kaleee
12/21/18 2:00:15 AM
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rofl
Mega Mana
12/21/18 5:15:14 PM
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TheArkOfTurus posted...
No, you should keep hosting as long as you want to.

22. Beat a fighting game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

World of Light mode. That was a lot longer than I was expecting. It got a little repetitive, but it's Smash. I could probably play it forever and not get bored. Ended up with ~90% completion. Only need to find Richter to have all the characters unlocked in it.

17/50


@TheArkOfTurus

Noticed looking over lists that you put your Smash Ultimate in my list. As much as I would love that to be true (and that I could play Smash and had a Switch and ohmagerdiwantitsobad), I moved it to your 11. Beat a game by a developer you like. Feel free to move it about (or send me your copy of Switch and Smash so I can beat, kthx ^_^)
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TheArkOfTurus
12/21/18 5:32:39 PM
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Whoops, sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know.
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Gmun
12/22/18 6:00:22 PM
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that doesn't look like bold
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davidponte
12/22/18 10:24:51 PM
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You should definitely keep hosting it next year, @Robazoid. If not for you we wouldn't really have this to begin with, and you've done a great job of making sure things have run smoothly even if you've slowly fallen out of playing too many games.

In terms of new categories, I don't have much input. There are categories that I dislike, but that's less because I think they're objectively not good and more because they involve genres/things that I personally dislike.
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davidponte
12/22/18 10:32:03 PM
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Speaking of not completing a list, it looks like I'm going to fall just short this year. A combination of being very busy over the last month or so and playing very long games such as RDR 2 has made me unable to complete the 50 on time. I'll probably add a few more in the next week though as I play some shorter games to finish the year.

46. Beat a game that features historical events or people

Red Dead Redemption 2

I'm one of those story over gameplay people, as long as the gameplay itself is still pretty good, which is why this is almost definitely my GOTY, barring God Of War, which I've yet to start, somehow beating it out.

There were parts of the gameplay that I found annoying, but they were almost strictly a quality of life thing and nothing that actively impacted my enjoyment. The story was some of the best that I can remember in a game, and the final chapter along with some of the callbacks to the first game had me almost shedding a few tears.

Gaming is the only medium where I ever even come close to crying. I haven't yet, but I've been on the verge of tears a few times, including here.

44/50
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Gmun
12/23/18 10:00:17 PM
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oh i should

update plz
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davidponte
12/23/18 10:07:12 PM
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Moved:

Jak 2 to 19. Beat a platformer

Super Mario Odyssey to 10. Beat a game made by a director/composer/artist/etc that you like

Adding:

9. Beat a remake or enhanced port

Spyro The Dragon (PS4)

The Spyro games are some of my favourite platformers, and this was a very faithful remake to the original, so it successfully scratched the nostalgia itch. Spyro 2 is a top 10 game for me so I'm excited to get to that one.

45/50
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tazzyboyishere
12/24/18 2:03:36 PM
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22. Beat a fighting game
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

50/50 gg guys
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Mega Mana
12/24/18 2:19:51 PM
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gg tazzy
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MaleB8er
12/25/18 2:00:10 PM
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My eyes keep staring at the 3(shut the fuck up, guys) pack of mzero/pj/tange.

honestly part of me wants PJ to be scum because he did this last game and it didnt help any.

Also someone mentioned why I was sure there were scum in the inactives and its simple numbers(I thought I replied but I was playing FighterZ and I think I may have not). Unless the scumteam is crescent/ben/han/panth exactly, there has to be scum in that list.
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UltraMana
12/26/18 2:00:10 PM
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TheRock1525 posted...
To be fair, fans aren't very good at knowing what they want, just simply what they don't want.


Fickle?
TheArkOfTurus
12/26/18 3:58:18 PM
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33. Beat a game with a robot/artificial lead

The Talos Principle

Fantastic game. I intend to go back for another ending. Don't think I'll get all the stars, though. Only was able to find 1/3 of them.

20/50
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Gmun
12/27/18 3:02:12 PM
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kateee posted...
GTM posted...
quality control

why it never ceases to annoy me that twitter feeds show likes in addition to retweets

funny gets retweets, lewd gets likes

so much this omg

it's always on the back of my mind when liking lewd but dammit I like it so tough like twitter followers
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Arti
12/28/18 1:25:45 AM
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10. Beat a game made by a director/composer/artist/etc that you like

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

28. Beat a game with the supernatural as a central theme


XBlaze Lost: Memories

34/50

Too bad I won't be able to finish the challenge this year either. I'll have to do better next year, then!
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Arti
12/28/18 11:18:28 PM
343
20. Beat an action game

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Moved Devious Dungeon to 19. Beat a platformer
Moved Super Mario Odyssey to 42. Beat a game with a Metascore above 90

35/50
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kaleee
12/29/18 11:01:26 PM
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Every Frame
Dragon66116
12/30/18 3:49:08 PM
345
34. Beat a game with an animal lead
Shutshimi

24/50
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Suddenly, Mudkips. Thousands of them.(preferably OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Congrats to Advokaiser, 2018 Guru champ.
Mega Mana
12/31/18 2:07:27 AM
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14. Beat a jRPG

Dragon Quest XI


- Just wanted to note for the record that I finished all the post-game content the last day of the year including every item found, every monster slain, every quest completed, and holy crap that was amazing.
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TheArkOfTurus
12/31/18 7:05:22 PM
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10. Beat a game made by a director/composer/artist/etc that you like

Shining Force 3: Scenario 3

21/50 (71 games beaten on the year)
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Robazoid
12/31/18 9:08:10 PM
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Well, it's almost time for the new year! No one had any strong opinions about changing challenges so I guess the only switch will be the obvious 2018 game becoming a 2019 game.

I'll try to figure out how to create a new spreadsheet now
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Robazoid
12/31/18 10:03:01 PM
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I think this is good. First time I actually made one of these spreadsheets myself so hopefully I didn't screw it up somehow.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mRUyVOBX3kW739tgPTiWoLk64myvoXYy6F5njwp_rQw/edit?usp=sharing

I'll make the new topic sometimes after midnight. I'm glad we had so many people participating this year!
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Mega Mana
12/31/18 10:17:20 PM
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Can't really think of any new ideas
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Robazoid
01/01/19 3:09:50 AM
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New topic up:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/77351497

I'll lock this one in a few hours so that bumpbot doesn't keep it alive forever
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