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249USDollars
02/23/19 7:15:12 PM
#151:


44. Beat a game based on licensed stories/characters
How to Train Your Dragon 2

19/52

Decided to replay these two games in honor of the new movie. The only good thing about this game is that its soundtrack is just the music from the first movie.
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Cody11533
02/24/19 8:57:46 PM
#152:


39. Finish a game in one day
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
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BetrayedTangy
02/25/19 1:44:27 AM
#153:


22. Beat a fighting game

Pokken Tournament
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Dragon66116
02/25/19 3:32:59 PM
#154:


9. Beat a remake or enhanced port
Rayman 3D
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249USDollars
02/27/19 11:17:46 PM
#155:


27. Beat a game with mystery as a central theme
Heavy Rain

20/52

This was the game that got me to buy a PS3 and I didn't even play until 3 years after it came out
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Arti
02/28/19 8:27:54 AM
#156:


41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

9/50
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MegamanX
02/28/19 12:35:19 PM
#157:


I'm gonna try and not be depressed this year and just finish this lol, every year I do the actual 50 but feel too depressed to post

4. Beat a game released between 2010-2018
Smash UItimate

19. Beat a platformer
Celeste

2. Beat a game released between 1990-1999

Worms

5. Beat a game released in 2019
Crackdown 3

34. Beat a game with an animal lead
Spyro 3

14. Beat a JRPG
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
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davidponte
02/28/19 4:09:54 PM
#158:


17. Beat a first-person shooter

Far Cry New Dawn

A mediocre game, even by Far Cry's standards. Platinum #63 though!

13/50
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CrazyJake816
02/28/19 5:12:21 PM
#159:


25. Beat a game with horror as a central theme

Resident Evil 2 (2019)
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KCF0107
02/28/19 5:30:37 PM
#160:


davidponte posted...
A mediocre game, even by Far Cry's standards.

Them's fighting words, but the bigger question is why you continue to play the games unless I am misinterpreting this statement.
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davidponte
02/28/19 5:39:56 PM
#161:


KCF0107 posted...
davidponte posted...
A mediocre game, even by Far Cry's standards.

Them's fighting words, but the bigger question is why you continue to play the games unless I am misinterpreting this statement.


It's probably my ultimate guilty pleasure series. I don't think I've disliked a single one post 3, other than Primal which I thought was awful, but the quality has definitely dropped.

3 > 4 > 5 > New Dawn

3 is legitimately great, and New Dawn is the first one that I wouldn't consider at least "good".
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KCF0107
02/28/19 6:23:35 PM
#162:


Just including the ones that I have beaten:

2 > 3 > Blood Dragon > 4

So while I technically think the series has gotten worse, I think all are great thus far with 2 being one of my favorite games ever.

I own Primal and 5 but haven't played either yet. In addition, I am partway through the original Far Cry.
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HBJDubs
03/01/19 1:10:56 AM
#163:


35. Beat a game with a lead that's from a fictional species

Ori And The Blind Forest. Amazing soundtrack

10/50
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KCF0107
03/01/19 6:08:38 AM
#164:


Massive drop incoming...

6. Beat a game in a completely new series
A Normal Lost Phone

7. Beat a game in a series you've already played some of
9 Clues 2: The Ward

12. Beat a game made by a developer you've never tried
Hand of Fate

13. Beat a WRPG
Sudeki

16. Beat a rhythm game
The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor

19. Beat a platformer
return

22. Beat a fighting game
Slice, Dice, and Rice

27. Beat a game with mystery as a central theme
The Little Acre

30. Beat a game with a female lead
Roundabout

34. Beat a game with an animal lead
Derrick the Deathfin

41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70
FreezeMe
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Mega Mana
03/01/19 10:48:30 AM
#165:


34. Beat a game with an animal lead

Sonic Mania


What It Is: The fifth game in the Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis series.

- What a gem! Lots of fun to be had, though it was a bit easier overall than other Sonic games I've tried (and failed) to beat. Actually, withSonic Adventure 2: Battle, I believe this is the second Sonic game I've ever actually beaten. I still have to get all the Chaos Emeralds someday and truly truly finish it up in style, but actually defeating Robotnik for the first time ever (SA2 was Eggman =P) feels good.

One thing of note: I didn't even realize I was on the final boss for about two weeks now. I just kept quitting because I didn't want to use up any continues... not realizing this was the very last level. Only today did I play well enough to actually get some extra lives and hit the boss where it hurts most. Won with Sonic+Tails and 4 Emeralds.
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MegamanX
03/01/19 1:13:18 PM
#166:


35. Beat a game with a lead from a fictional species
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!

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HBJDubs
03/01/19 10:32:22 PM
#167:


4. Beat a game released between 2010-2018

We Happy Few. I was super hyped for this game when it first announced based on the setting. The final product is a letdown sadly. Very buggy, including major issues that forced me to close the game and do a reload (loading screens spawning every 10 seconds, loading screens that never finished loading, required objects for quests that didn't spawn, getting stuck in an infinite jump animation, etc). The plot didn't do enough to justify the gameplay.

11/50
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TheArkOfTurus
03/02/19 12:57:09 AM
#168:


19. Beat a platformer

Celeste

10/50
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TheArkOfTurus
03/02/19 3:23:43 PM
#169:


20. Beat an action game

Yakuza 3

Didn't enjoy the combat in this as much, but it was still a good time. I really wish they hadn't written Kaoru out of the series, though. Looking forward to 4. I love Kiryu, but the most fun I've had with fighting in the series was playing as Majima. Hopefully the new playable characters will be a good change as well.

P.S. please make the characters in this series stop turning their backs on defeated enemies with guns.

11/50
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bryans7
03/02/19 3:40:36 PM
#170:


This seems fun.

6. Beat a game in a completely new series
Yakuza 0. Kinda loving these games right now, I feel bad I've missed out for this long.

9. Beat a remake or enhanced port
Yakuza Kiwami. I have a problem.
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TheArkOfTurus
03/02/19 6:58:02 PM
#171:


43. Beat another user's favorite game

Super Mario 64

Making up for lost time.

12/50
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249USDollars
03/02/19 11:54:26 PM
#172:


35. Beat a game with a lead that's from a fictional species
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

21/52

This game has way too many technical glitches
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Johnbobb
03/03/19 6:58:43 PM
#173:


30. Beat a game with a female lead

Celeste

Amazing game, solid A

15. Beat a puzzle game

Hitman GO

It's been my time-killer while doing laundry each week for a while now, and it's pretty solid for what it is. The board game style is weirdly satisfying. B+

41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70

We Happy Few

Man, what a big disappointment. I had my hopes so high for this game from the initial trailers, and even after the mediocre reviews started coming out, I still had hope for it being better than they suggested. And the story is actually really cool and interesting, which just makes it a bigger shame how much the rest of the game disappoints. It looks like it's from the early 2000s and is just so fucking boring to play. Whose idea was it to turn this into a procedurally generated survival game?

C- for a solid and enjoyable story with horrible, horrible gameplay
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HBJDubs
03/03/19 7:31:44 PM
#174:


finally

44. Beat a game based on licensed stories/characters

Kingdom Hearts III. Very good game but I have some issues with it, the biggest two being having a kinda unresolved ending after waiting over a decade for a numbered KH game, and the game having zero Final Fantasy characters. I mean that was pretty much the whole appeal of Kingdom Hearts in the first place right? I'm fine with the side games being more Disney-focused, but come on a mainline game has to have some Final Fantasy presence! Hopefully we don't have to wait another ten years for another game.

12/50
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Mega Mana
03/04/19 3:21:54 PM
#175:


14. Beat a JRPG

Dragon Quest


What It Is: A short but fun grind.

- Decided work was too damn slow to waste away playing nothing so I bought DQ on my Android and spent a few days grinding it out until I could find all the nicely hidden things and take down the Dragonlord. A Classic for good reason.

Also, 13/52? 25% Ranking!

BEST

FANTASTIC
1. The Talos Principle
2. Batman: Arkham City
3. Dragon Age: Origins
4. Heartbeat
5. Sonic Mania

GOOD
6. For The King
7. Flame in the Flood
8. Dragon Quest
9. Epic Battle Fantasy 5
10. The Last Word

OKAY
11. Caravan

BAD
12. Thirty Flights of Loving
13. Evoland
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Shonen_Bat
03/04/19 8:36:01 PM
#176:


1. Beat a game released before 1990
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Still one of my favorite games. Still have no idea how to beat the final boss legitimately. When I finally did win I had no idea what I did right compared to all the other tries.

19. Beat a platformer
Super Mario 64

I had some bad memories of this game but I ended up enjoying it more than I expected to. There are too many annoying levels for me to call it great but it was still fun.

30. Beat a game with a female lead
Celeste

It took me awhile to pick this up but I certainly didn't regret it.
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davidponte
03/04/19 10:21:55 PM
#177:


39. Finish a game in one day

Little Adventure on the Prairie

This is one of those "games" that exists on the Playstation Store for the sole reason of being an easy platinum trophy, and as a man with no morals or soul, I am all the way in on these cash grabs. On one hand, this was the most "game" out of the few of these I've played, but on the other hand it is easily the least fun and most poorly made of the bunch. Do not play this game.
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KCF0107
03/05/19 1:15:17 AM
#178:


42. Beat a game with a Metascore above 90
Celeste

I'm not going to lie, I'm surprised that this is eligible for that category.
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249USDollars
03/05/19 1:48:19 AM
#179:


40. Finish a game that took you at least twenty-five hours to beat
Pokmon Y

22/52

This was my first time playing a new mainline Pokemon game since White at launch. I got to say that this game didn't really get me back into it. Kalos just felt waaaay too incomplete.

I think it's safe and really obvious to say
Mystery Dungeon >>>>>>>>>>>>> Mainline
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Cody11533
03/05/19 10:54:47 PM
#180:


28. Beat a game with the supernatural as a central theme
Port of Call
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Arti
03/06/19 12:01:04 AM
#181:


44. Beat a game based on licensed stories/characters

Jump Force

10/50
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MZero11
03/06/19 12:10:47 AM
#182:


36. Replay a game from a long time ago

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

First playthrough in 10 years, just as good as I thought and still my favorite Zelda
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bryans7
03/06/19 4:42:14 AM
#183:


29. Beat a game with comedy as a central theme

Tales from the Borderlands. I wanted to see if it was still my favorite game. It is.

39. Finish a game in one day

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. I have far too many hours in this game. Did a daily challenge run to the end, wasn't on hard but had to go all the way to Mega Satan.
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Mega Mana
03/06/19 1:03:31 PM
#184:


8. Beat a spin-off or a game that rebooted a franchise

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales


What It Is: Cardcaptors, A Rivian Adventure

- There are times I had while playing this game that I thought it wasn't as good as it looked or sounded, that the combat had become far too easy and the choice-making dull or lackluster, but as things wound down towards the end (and I was out of that miserable swamp), I just appreciated everything it was and how many choices I made in the beginning came back towards the end. If it weren't for how easy it is to max everything out and curbstomp everything but a few choice battles and custom deck puzzles, I'd replay this in a heartbeat making different choices and seeing how my army, and the story, grew differently.

I'm proud of how my game ended, and appreciated the tales woven and the characters introduced. I think, at the end of it, the only main gripe I have is wishing they didn't have Geralt on the intro screen or prominently displayed in relation to the game since he and his band were nothing more than a glorified cameo for a late battle of one chapter. Meve, Reynard, Barnabas, Isbel, Gascon, and many more... I'd like to see and play with them again in due time.
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Mega Mana
03/06/19 9:50:11 PM
#185:


24. Beat a game with romance as a central theme

Life is Strange: Before the Storm


Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin? Bright stars burning beautifully, even if you know they're already gone long before the light reaches you

- Amazing game and story, a cool visual novel. I miss the gameplay and absolute insanity that was the main game, but this... was also something fun and beautiful and emotionally tough. Damn it, they did fantastic.
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BetrayedTangy
03/07/19 6:55:10 PM
#186:


33. Beat a game with a robot/artificial lead

Mega Man 5
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249USDollars
03/07/19 9:28:51 PM
#187:


48. Beat a game that starts with the first letter of your username
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

23/52

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MZero11
03/07/19 11:46:33 PM
#188:


29. Beat a game with comedy as a central theme
Katamari Damacy

3/52
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Mega Mana
03/08/19 12:40:46 AM
#189:


19. Beat a platformer

Ninja Pizza Girl


What It Is? A pretty fun hour-long platformer that is something else entirely in the last ten minutes.

- I was not expecting that, but it worked quite perfectly, and it was a fun game. I was a little sad it was over so quick, but also stunned at how quickly the plot turned on a dime.
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KCF0107
03/08/19 4:34:55 AM
#190:


43. Beat another user's favorite game
Super Mario 64

Might kick this to 90s if I go through CrossCode as planned.
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bryans7
03/08/19 12:03:02 PM
#191:


5. Beat a game released in 2019
Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove

I'm in the credits, yay. Much harder than I thought it'd be but then I'm much older and dumber than I once was.
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MegamanX
03/08/19 12:21:11 PM
#192:


22. Beat a fighting game
Jump Force

pure trash
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BetrayedTangy
03/09/19 5:55:21 PM
#193:


20. Beat an action game

Mega Man 6
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Shonen_Bat
03/09/19 10:46:41 PM
#194:


21. Beat a strategy game

Shining Force
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249USDollars
03/10/19 8:25:54 PM
#195:


47. Play a technically unbeatable game for at least six hours
Pokmon Pinball

24/52

I love the idea of the game, but man does the execution fall flat. Evolution is pretty difficult as it is what with requiring you to catch and evolve a Pokemon in a single game, yet it's even harder considering the physics are pretty bad.

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mccheyne
03/10/19 10:32:16 PM
#196:


Blue is definitely easier than red. I had major issues with red when I was a kid. Good memories playing that game though, especially those rare times I got to safari zone or indigo plateau.
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03/11/19 3:12:13 AM
#197:


39. Finish a game in one day
Kirby's Adventure

Thanks Switch Online!

4/52
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RoseChevalier
03/11/19 7:52:11 AM
#198:


oh hi, signing in for the first time this year with 4 games so far

Game by a developer I'd never tried: Kingsway

This was fun. I put a few days into it and got several endings, didn't go for 100% cause it started to feel tedious. I liked the retro feel, but there were really only so many viable "builds" to go for.

Platformer: Celeste

obviously this is in the "games of all time" category but yeah. Got 100% in this game. It's amazing.

Puzzle: CrossCode

I enjoyed the hell out of this and I'm not entirely sure how to categorize it. Puzzle RPG Platformer? The story was pretty sweet, if sometimes predictable, and some of the puzzles were waaaaay hard. But it always felt good to progress.

Still waiting for that post-game DLC!

Romance genre: Highway Blossoms

Very lovely little game. I didn't actually expect voice acting when I started, and I certainly didn't expect good voice acting. I like the fun mode you unlock afterward, and going for 100% achievements meant getting the absolutely hilarious Desert RV achievement. Awesome.

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TheArkOfTurus
03/11/19 9:54:16 AM
#199:


31. Beat a game with a child lead

Katamari Damacy

13/50
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Mega Mana
03/11/19 9:11:46 PM
#200:


RoseChevalier posted...
Puzzle: CrossCode

I enjoyed the hell out of this and I'm not entirely sure how to categorize it. Puzzle RPG Platformer? The story was pretty sweet, if sometimes predictable, and some of the puzzles were waaaaay hard. But it always felt good to progress.

Still waiting for that post-game DLC!


Yessss <3 <3

50. Beat three games in a series (First game)

Dragon Quest II (Mobile)


What It Is: An incredible test of patience and perseverance in an age before GameFAQs, updated to be much easier to stumble upon the crazy things in the middle of nowhere.

- While playing and looking forward towards likely adding a few more Dragon Quest games to this list, I looked up a ranking of Dragon Quest games as well as their recommended platforms. I learned how this was probably the hardest and most frustrating of the early games, and I can definitely understand why. I gave myself the task of not consulting a guide once... after using a guide in the beginning of the game to find out where the hell the Prince was after running back and forth for an hour or two (had to talk to the king). But, after about four or five days playing at work, I pushed my way forward little by little: going back to every town to talk to NPCs noting everything I don't think I'd done or said yet (...I still don't think I ever found the Echo Flute); drawing pen and paper layouts of confusing stair dungeons, of which there were many; forgetting I had to use items constantly and skipping places for hours.

It was actually quite fun for the situation I was playing (i.e. to pass the long quiet downtime at work waiting for phone calls), but I think I would have quit out if: a. I was playing at my leisure at home, and b. it was the NES version. There were some nice anti-frustration features added to this game like glowy spots on the ground where key items were and a roadblock to the final area if you didn't have all the items you needed. I played on mute though so I didn't hear any of the soundtrack.
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