Board 8 > Post Each Time You Beat a Game: 2019 Edition

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KCF0107
01/01/19 7:50:19 AM
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It is really simple. Just post each time you beat a game throughout the year and the platform you played it on. Do not hesitate to add some discussion in regards to the games you or others beat.

At the bottom of this post is a link to a Google word doc that you are free to edit to immortalize your gaming accomplishments. Feel free to tinker with your color and font options, but do know that users are supposed to be in alphabetical order.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VY5zHA1uwxve8-WqiA58BYH1qZFdBxTU1IvZ3W4OSWs

I took the liberty of using our first report of a beaten game to show a little flair (if you can even call it that) so people know that they have full freedom over how they want to present themselves on the Google doc. It is open to edits to anyone who desires. GOGZero, you are free to change it to whatever you want if the white on green is not your style, you don't like the use of the numbered list function, or whatever I did that may have displeased you.
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KCF0107
01/01/19 7:53:15 AM
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#bump#

That should do it.
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Simoun
01/01/19 8:11:37 AM
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Nice! Can't wait to use it
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GOGZero
01/01/19 9:06:48 AM
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Tag

Nah, I'm fine with the format.
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BlackDra90n
01/01/19 12:53:23 PM
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LordoftheMorons
01/01/19 4:58:34 PM
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tag
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BlackDra90n
01/02/19 9:28:00 AM
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Abzu (PS4)

Started off the new year by cleaning up the rest of the trophies I needed for this game. It's pretty much underwater Journey and was a pretty good experience. I think overall I liked Journey a bit more since Abzu is a bit lacking in the gameplay department, but it's a pretty visually stunning game. Plus I really like aquatic things so it was cool to see so many different types of fish.
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Arti
01/03/19 1:29:03 AM
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Starting off the new year with Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)

While it does lack the different fighting styles in the previous Kiwami, it makes up for it with the seamless transitions in both Sotenbori and Kamurocho, and a much better storyline, which some have said is the best in the series.
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GOGZero
01/03/19 1:52:11 AM
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Shantae (Game Boy Color)

I played this series in a weird order.
Pirate's Curse was the first game I played in the series.
Followed by Risky's Revenge then going to Half-Genie Hero.

Was pretty nice to see how it all began.
Playing it on GBA Mode was really pleasing on the eyes. I liked how the color palette looked brighter and sharper. I can tell this game really pushed the Game Boy Color to the limit when the Game Boy Color was going out the door. Graphics and animations were pretty good.

Gameplay was good. After learning the first transformation, it took me a little getting used to on how to transform with the rhythm. It was kinda neat it had a Day/Night system ala Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest and how it affected enemies take more hits and finding optional Fireflies.

It was good stuff
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KCF0107
01/03/19 1:56:19 AM
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I played it in an odd order too. Risky's Revenge > Shantae > Pirate's Curse.

That being said, I beat Pirate's Curse before Risky's Revenge. I didn't bother beating the original one. The frustratingly small hit box and stiffness (which negatively affected combat and platforming) just wasn't worth going through the game in its entirety.
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Simoun
01/03/19 8:57:20 AM
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Starting my year off is Dragon Quest 2 (Android)

I mean, its better than DQ1 at least. I'm not complaining about the grinding in this game which is weird because I hate FF3 for the same reasons. My only gripe is the totally unfair final boss and his RNJesus.
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UltraMana
01/04/19 8:00:12 AM
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A few sets of clothes, socks, underwear
Two gift cards towards work lunch
A bit of candy
Some wireless headphones

....Yup!
wg64Z
01/04/19 8:02:02 AM
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Beat Star Fox Zero last night.

So much effort and talent wasted on such a jank-ass gimmick. So sad to see, still had fun...experiencing the graphics and sound though.
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Simoun
01/04/19 9:37:30 PM
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Iconoclasts (PC)

It has the same strengths and weaknesses as Owlboy, but done a little bit better. It has a great story, amazing boss fights, lovable and lovable-to-hate characters, and a great setting and direction. But it seems mired by its pseudo-metroidvania style of play. It's gameplay mechanics are in a way that invites backtracking and collectible puzzle solving but it in no way encourages you and in fact bog you down at times. The puzzles are often hit or miss and the direction of where to go can sometimes be distracting. That said, the pacing was proper if not a bit carrot over stick and the end was worth it anyway unlike say Owlboy who just almost looked like it ran out of money by the end.
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KCF0107
01/04/19 10:10:32 PM
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Lumo for Xbox One

An isometric puzzle game with essentially a fixed camera will lead to numerous, frustrating deaths. Beyond that, it was a solid, if unspectacular, throwback to games from before my time.
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TexasZea
01/05/19 5:15:50 PM
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hitman 2 beated oh ya
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SpoinkRulezz
01/05/19 5:54:30 PM
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (NS)

I kinda bought this on a whim recently and what a great purchase it turned out to be. So much fun! Very little nonsense, pure gameplay and good difficulty balance between just finishing a level and completing it. Lots of level variety and dealing with the various stage gimmicks had a nice curve in difficulty as the game progressed. It looks beautiful and has a very catchy soundtrack as well.

Definitely a bit of a hidden gem. It's still Nintendo so hidden is a strong word, but it's absolutely more than just a quick little minigame cash in.
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Simoun
01/06/19 4:28:39 AM
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Katamari Damacy REROLL (PC)

Nice to see this PS2 classic revamped for HD PC
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KCF0107
01/06/19 4:32:22 AM
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Four Last Things for PC

I received this as part of my Steam Secret Santa haul from Lolo Guru, and it was a short, funny, and somewhat disturbing point-and-click adventure featuring an amalgamation of public domain paintings. I tend to be very particular about my PnCs, and this one passed with flying colors.
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Solioxrz362
01/07/19 1:10:05 AM
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Spyro the Dragon (PS4)

Cool game. Obviously it's super duper light on story and pretty much all of the dialogue is tossaway, but the level design is cool and this kind of game just doesn't get made anymore. It's fun. I like it.
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Arti
01/07/19 1:20:30 AM
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KCF0107
01/07/19 1:27:55 AM
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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die for XB1

This is the third of three games that I set out to beat in my Game Pass trial, so mission accomplished. There's a good game in there, but the awful UI (and poor visual cues in general), try-hard approach, and just a vast amount of unnecessary elements (you could cut credits, stamina/all those stats, and most collectibles and nothing of value would be lost) held it back.
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BlackDra90n
01/07/19 9:57:02 AM
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Detroit: Become Human (PS4) - Platinum'd

Went on a bit of a Quantic Dream spree over the last couple of months. Just finished up the platinum for Detroit and I think this is my favourite of the three I played. Characters are interesting and the story is presented in such a nice way. The game is beautiful too, which is definitely a plus. I can definitely see some of the complaints people have with the game, but overall I thought it was a pretty awesome experience.
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SgtSphynx
01/07/19 11:56:53 PM
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey (PC)

My 2018 GotY

Hitman 2 (PC)

That last level
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Simoun
01/08/19 10:03:56 AM
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Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Android)

So I hear that this is basically Japan's holy grail JRPG. Not bad. I love it. It's probably the closest thing to a Japanese Ultima. They fixed the issues behind the grinding. And the job system is to die for. It is archaic but it is the first. The final boss took a few tries though, and the secret boss a whole lot of grinding tries.
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GOGZero
01/08/19 2:00:46 PM
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Mega Man 11 (Nintendo Switch)

Mega Man is back!
This installment has a lot going for it.
Played it on Normal and I got bodied a lot for my first playthrough. I enjoyed that feeling.

It took me a good 30 to 40 minutes to take down my first Robot Master: Block Man
I only managed to figure out 5 out of 8 weaknesses. One weapon I used on one particular Robot Master I thought I figured out turned out it wasn't the weakness but it did the job. Tundra Storm did a surprising amount of damage on Blast Man despite the fact it was not his weakness

The Double Gear System was pretty neat.It helped me out in quite a lot of situations.
Also pretty cool how it was fit into the story as well. Mega Man isn't really known for it's story but it's there and I thought it was ok.
Guard Breaking with the Mega Buster on the shielded enemies to break their defenses was satisfying.
This installment probably has one of the best set of Mid Bosses in the series IMO and they all felt challenging. The one in Impact Man's level gave me the most trouble until I figured it out.

My favorite levels were Blast Man and Bounce Man.
Favorite Robot Master: Tundra Man. "ELEGANCE!"
Favorite Weapons that stood out to me: Chain Blast (Power Gear), Bounce Ball, Block Dropper, Pile Driver, Acid Barrier

The only things I personally didn't like was the soundtrack and the final few stages. The style of the soundtrack all felt "samey". None of the tracks really clicked with me. I'll have to go back and listen to them again for a second opinion (I'll also give the instrumental themes a listen as well). Also, I felt that the final Fortress stages they were basically "phoning it in". They could of fit in at least one more level IMO.

Not sure where I would rank it in my rankings in the series but it would be somewhere in the top middle.
Overall, Mega Man 11 was pretty solid all around.
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Dels
01/08/19 2:03:54 PM
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If you have sound effects at their standard volume, they're so loud that they drown out the music, and it all sounds the same. I actually like the soundtrack after I actually listened to it.
NowItsAngeTime
01/08/19 2:08:40 PM
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Well I beat Smash Ultimate World of Light does that count
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guffguy89
01/08/19 2:45:30 PM
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Onrush (PS4)

Founders Trophy.

Soma (PS4)

Suprisingly, PS Plus came out with two gems in December. I absolutely loved both of these games and am still playing Ranked mode in Onrush. I definitely could see myself doing another Soma playthrough as well.
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Simoun
01/09/19 12:19:59 PM
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The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human (PC)

Pretty cool. Decent metroidvania/shadow of the colossus mashup. Yet another undersea endgame scenario and the horrors that come with it much like SOMA though not the exact reasons behind it. It did get kind of bullet hellish by the end and some bosses were just downright unfair. The best parts of the game were the calm sequences between bosses, whereby you are just told and shown what happened to humanity years after the ice caps melted.
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Simoun
01/09/19 1:40:47 PM
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MURI (PC)

Love the DOS throwback. I'm getting Commander Keen / Jazz Jackrabbit vibes with all the oldschool platforming and sound effects. It even lets you play in "16 bit" mode where the animation is stilted.
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WickIebee
01/09/19 6:39:43 PM
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Jet Set Radio (PC)

As said in GotM, it's a game I tried to quench some nostalgia for JSRF, but alas only made me think about how little I had in problems for that game. It has its moments of fun, and a few maps are pretty cool when they're all fleshed together. I mostly dislike Kogane-cho, however. Not great looping around there.
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Gmun
01/10/19 6:00:08 PM
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... oh shit I completely forgot I was the arena master sorry guys augh that sucks
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Dragon66116
01/10/19 6:02:08 PM
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Finished World of Light so I'm counting it as beaten.
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sraegonex
01/11/19 6:01:33 PM
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GOGZero
01/11/19 8:53:45 PM
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Being that World of Light is pretty long and it has Credits at the end, I would say it totally counts compared to say, going through Classic mode.

Little Nemo: The Dream Master (NES)

Replay.
I had an incentive to replay this game again. Over at Retro Achievements, there's an event that's held weekly called Achievement of the Week. Thus, AotW was to beat Little Nemo.

Good Capcom licensed game. You play as Nemo and you use Candy to feed animals to ride on/take on their forms to use their powers to find keys throughout the level. Stage 3 The House of Toys and the second section of Stage 8: Nightmare Land has got to be the hardest levels in the entire game. The Mouse form needed a lot more testing if you ask me. The hammer's hitbox on trying to break blocks with the Mouse form is a pain having to be at a certain distance to break blocks.

Stage 8: Nightmare Land is such a nice refreshing change of pace at the end with the gameplay. You no longer have to search for keys and you get to use the Morningstar (scepter) as a means of attack.
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ff6man
01/12/19 8:00:19 PM
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Arena is up.
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paperwarior
01/12/19 8:08:08 PM
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At some point I realized I've only been posting stuff in this topic and not recording it in the spreadsheet. I think I've beaten a few games since the last time I saw this topic but I'm not sure. Maybe:
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Deltarune Chapter 1
Yakuza 4
Pokemon Platinum
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate- World of Light
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KCF0107
01/13/19 2:11:03 AM
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Minit for PC

Digi gave me this as a birthday gift almost a week ago

87 runs
71% collection (totally missed most of the coins and tentacles)
73:35:85

I ran into huge problems at the factory. I wouldn't be surprised if more than a third of my runs and quarter of my playtime was spent just there.

I would definitely like to play more games like this and The Sexy Brutale with the Groundhog Day time mechanic and a decently sized area with plenty of warping opportunities.
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SgtSphynx
01/13/19 2:42:38 AM
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Dragon Quest XI (PC)

Got the second, true ending. Holy shit. Just holy shit. I put this game too low on my GotY list. I put it at 7 but it should have been in my top 5. Probably not #1 but a contender for 2 at the least.

So, here are some massive series plot spoilers that occur in the last cut scene of the game.

You play as Erdrick this entire game and it's a title that is bestowed on you by a dragon that is the true form of Yggdrasil.The last thing you see before the credits roll is the Dragon Warrior hero with Sword of Light looking across at the Dragonlord's castle and fuck the FFVII remake, I want a Dragon Warrior remake.
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Dragon66116
01/13/19 6:44:01 PM
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Ninja Pizza Girl (PC)
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Buffy_Summers
01/13/19 7:45:16 PM
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Beat Legend of Zelda (Switch). It was a little buggy I think. But still pretty fun for an old game.

Also beat Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It was really hard at first, but the bosses were really easy. Would've liked harder bosses and easier enemies.
SgtSphynx
01/13/19 10:12:43 PM
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Dead Cells (PC)

Finally got around to beating the game post release. Still really fun despite the number of times I beat it pre-release.
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Gmun
01/14/19 10:01:10 PM
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that finish is so satisfying

oh my god i hate g&amp;w
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GTN
01/15/19 10:00:08 PM
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tag
Simoun
01/16/19 2:44:18 AM
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Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (Android)

This took awhile to beat mainly because I got bored halfway. Perhaps the gimmick of playing your party's backstory was a novelty then but it got boring real fast. And by the time you play as the hero, the world would have been thoroughly explored, leaving the Ultima aspect of the game quite lacking. The bad guy makes no sense. I mean at least the previous games had evil for evil's sake but this one tried to do something different and it fell flat. I beat the secret 6th chapter too which didn't give as much a challenge but at least wasn't as cheap as the third game.
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GOGZero
01/16/19 3:51:56 AM
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Darkwing Duck (NES)

Replay
Completed the game using just the default gas gun. That was for Achievement of the Week over at Retro Achievements.
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kaleee
01/17/19 3:00:11 AM
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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
sraegonex
01/18/19 3:00:10 AM
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lol

Thanks again for always keeping this alive!
pjbasis
01/18/19 3:04:08 AM
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GOGZero posted...
Darkwing Duck (NES)

Replay
Completed the game using just the default gas gun. That was for Achievement of the Week over at Retro Achievements.


Fucking great game
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