Board 8 > Feb. Game of the Month Club ft. Mega Man 11, Kingdom Hearts III, and DKC2

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KCF0107
02/01/19 12:35:25 AM
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February's Games:
Mega Man 11 (PC/XB1/PS4/Switch)
Kingdom Hearts III (XB1/PS4)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES/3DS/GBA/Wii/Wii U)


What is Game of the Month Club?
Game of the Month is a community project open to all B8ers where users share, discover, play and/or discuss a select few games every month. The games featured each month are chosen by YOU the users (and Lady Luck)

The Basics
- Each month will feature three games that were chosen via a random drawing from a pool of games that users nominated
- For each game you beat, you get a cool point on our just-for-fun standings as well as a nomination for next month's randomized drawing
- In order to receive the point and nomination, you must beat said game within the calendar month
- If you beat one of the current month's games in the previous month, you can apply for a "recently beaten waiver," but you will only receive a point and no nomination should you do so
- Drawing for next month's games is usually around a week before the end of the month
- If you periodically keep us posted on your progress and/or talk about different aspects of the games, then everyone will think you are super awesome!

Nomination Rules
- You get one nomination automatically each month
- You receive additional nominations each month for every chosen game that you beat
- Each game you nominate has to be unique from all other nominations and cannot include a game that has already been selected for GotM
- Each game must be a standalone game that can be acquired and played on its own (aka cannot be DLC/expansion that requires the base game)
- Nominations only carry over if you beat a chosen game after the drawing for next month's games but before the end of the month
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KCF0107
02/01/19 12:36:08 AM
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Just-for-Fun Standings (among those who beat a game in 2017-19)
KCF: 84
gameking: 77
Mr Crispy: 46
Lolo Guru: 45
ArkOfTurus: 43
KnightOfNee: 35
Arti: 23
scarletspeed: 23
MegamanX: 18
Fenny: 15
Robazoid: 13
Wickle: 12
Cody: 8
profDEADPOOL: 8
Shaduln: 7
BetrayedTangy: 5
darkx: 5
paperwarior: 5
LordoftheMorons: 4
MrSmartGuy: 4
MZero: 4
Shonen: 4
UndeadUnicorn: 3
KommunistKoala: 2
PrinceReva: 2
azuarc: 1
Fake Account: 1
Harrich: 1
Kain66: 1
Peace Frog: 1
SantaRPG: 1
Steiner: 1
Tom Bombadil: 1
Waluigi1: 1
Wiki: 1

Spreadsheet with history
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X8E8oqzES42W4S82j7WTfNnzNa8c3uXdSE1rnqYG7WM/edit?usp=sharing

Additional noms this month
Crispy - 2
Gameking - 1
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Lolo_Guru
02/01/19 11:41:27 AM
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Aw, crispy knocked me out of the top 3.

Will probably replay dkc2 and beat MegaMan 11 within a week.
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Lolo
TheArkOfTurus
02/01/19 12:40:46 PM
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Nominate Metro 2033
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Lolo_Guru
02/01/19 7:00:07 PM
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Going to start with the DKC2 replay. Right... now!
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Lolo
Cody11533
02/02/19 9:49:54 AM
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Tag

I am neck-deep in KH3.
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Lolo_Guru
02/02/19 11:35:24 AM
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Day 1 of dkc3, saved after lava lagoon. Trying to 102% it and while most secrets are decently telegraphed, kannon's klaim dk coin, I'm looking at you.
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Lolo
TheKnightOfNee
02/02/19 12:03:35 PM
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tag
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ONLY FIVE CAN LADDER.
Sushi, kamikaze, fujiyama, nippon-ichi...
KCF0107
02/02/19 9:40:00 PM
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I hope to start DKC2 tomorrow
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WickIebee
02/02/19 9:46:21 PM
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Might as well do my nom now, get it over with since not playing anything this month.

Super Mario 64

Again.
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Lolo_Guru
02/03/19 11:38:18 AM
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Well... I watched UndeadUnicorn stream some Kingdom Hearts 3, does that count? ;)
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Lolo
TheArkOfTurus
02/03/19 11:47:09 AM
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I guess maybe it isn't the best time to nominate a Metro game.

Change nomination to Katamari Damacy
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KCF0107
02/03/19 1:37:23 PM
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Lolo_Guru posted...
Well... I watched UndeadUnicorn stream some Kingdom Hearts 3, does that count? ;)

Do you personally know that person? I just assumed that they came via the contest and stayed for GotM and whatever else. I don't think that I've seen them around in 2019 though.
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Waluigi1
02/04/19 1:13:29 AM
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I beat KH3!
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Lolo_Guru
02/04/19 2:05:49 PM
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They're my brother. Also, their account here used to be PhantomBanon.

We're on very different work schedules right now, but it's still fun to be playing the same game as/with him when time allows.
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Lolo
LordoftheMorons
02/04/19 2:10:43 PM
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Damn, played DKC2 a few months ago

Currently playing KH3, though!
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KCF0107
02/05/19 6:25:19 PM
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Okay, I will totally start the DKC2 replay tonight for sure.
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TheKnightOfNee
02/05/19 8:38:08 PM
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Oops, haven't started any of these yet
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KCF0107
02/06/19 11:19:14 PM
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Pretty quiet month
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MZero11
02/07/19 1:00:26 AM
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Waiting for DKC2 to come in the mail
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KCF0107
02/07/19 1:02:31 AM
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Monthly Progress
MM11 -
KH III - Waluigi
DKC2 -

Nominations
Ark - Katamari Damacy
Wickle - Super Mario 64
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KCF0107
02/07/19 9:26:58 PM
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Bump
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MZero11
02/08/19 6:44:51 AM
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DKC2 came in today! Will probably start on Sunday
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Lolo_Guru
02/08/19 11:21:21 AM
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Dkc2, I'm in Krazy Kremland one stage before the boss. At 57%. Gotten all kremkoins so far but have missed 2 or 3 dk coins.

I'd still like to 102% it but some of these are very well hidden.
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Lolo
Bane_Of_Despair
02/08/19 11:21:49 AM
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Oh hey I guess I can say I beat KH3
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Lolo_Guru
02/09/19 12:40:43 AM
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Ran through the rest of DKC2 today, including the Lost world levels and true finale. So, I've completed it.

Lolo has beaten Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

When I decided to accept missing a DK coin or two, rather than playing the stage over and over until I remember or get lucky finding it, the game just clicked back into place. And man, the last two/three worlds are pretty awesome.

For the record, in-game time is at 5:58, and the stages I am missing DK coins on are:
Glimmer's Galleon
Rattle Battle
Bramble Scramble
Chain-Link Chamber

I do want to grab the coveted 102%, but... don't want to just look them up. I'll probably give those stages a run-through or two after Megaman 11, in the hopes I can find them.

Anyway, Megaman 11; I actually got this for christmas, played each stage through once on Normal, offed two robot masters that way (Bounce, Tundra), but haven't really touched it since.

I will be starting a new file for this; as the game is short... but I won't be starting it before tomorrow evening at the earliest, I let my brother borrow it last weekend.
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Lolo
Cody11533
02/09/19 4:49:39 PM
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Cody has beaten Kingdom Hearts III.

That sure was a fun experience. Completed the story, but I've still got a lot to go back and collect.
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Lolo_Guru
02/09/19 5:51:34 PM
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Just watched my brother complete Toy Box in Kingdom Hearts 3, he's streaming again.

I think he'll get through it this month. =)
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Lolo
MZero11
02/10/19 4:35:36 AM
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Got up to the save point in Level 2 on DKC2. Seems a lot easier than DKC1 so far
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KCF0107
02/10/19 5:42:24 PM
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The original DKC trilogy handled level design and difficulty differently. I would argue that DKC2 is the easiest of the three since their difficulty is more or less based on the meticulous placement of enemies slowing the game down as opposed to 1's focus on making the platforming aspects more kinetic and challenging.

Anyway, unlike my earlier claim, I just now started DKC2 earlier today. I originally intended to do a pre-replay ranking of the worlds, but I decided to not do that and wait until the end to comment on them. I'm at the boss in Krem Quay with a playtime of 1:21. Nearing the end of the first world, I wondered to myself how long I could go without dying, but that ended rather quickly as I died in the first level of Cauldron Keep as I forgot that the brown crocodiles automatically launch you instead of my initial belief that they launched you as soon as you pressed the jump button.

There is a non-zero chance that I finish it up tonight. I have 53 lives thus far, but I tend to collapse in the final world as Castle Crush and Toxic Tower routinely have my number.
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KCF0107
02/10/19 8:08:15 PM
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Oh, lives reset after shutting the game down. I should have remembered that.
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KCF0107
02/11/19 2:21:50 AM
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KCF has beaten Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

I wrapped it up in 2:52, and while I am not 100% certain on my current completion, 78% is what sticks out to me.

Krem Quay > Gloomy Gulch > Krazy Kremland > Gangplank Galleon > Crocodile Cauldron (totally had the wrong name earlier) > K. Rool's Keep

Same order that I was going to post at the beginning except I ended up swapping Gulch and Kremland because of the beehive levels in the latter. I'm not counting Lost World since I didn't replay it this time around nor the final world for obvious reasons to those who have gone through the game.

I always like re-visiting this series. I think it was three years ago that I did back-to-back-to-back replays of the SNES trilogy. While I think very highly of all three, I do waver between 2 and 3 for "worst" of the trilogy. I suppose that I'm a little more nostalgic toward 3, but the breeziness of 2 makes it easier to come back to again and again.
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KCF0107
02/11/19 2:28:24 AM
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For my noms, I think that I'm going to go with a theme of Games with Gold titles. I'm definitely going with Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and I am softly committing to Celeste. I kind of want to do The Witness, but that might be too long for me to be want/be able to commit to next month.
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Cody11533
02/11/19 11:06:06 AM
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I've only played bits and pieces of the DKC series, but I think I'll give DKC2 a try this month. I ended up getting through KHIII sooner than I anticipated.
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Waluigi1
02/11/19 1:50:21 PM
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Isn't DKC2 pretty much universally considered the best?
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WiggumFan267
02/11/19 2:11:31 PM
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ok im gonna start doing these lol.

I beat MM11 a few weeks ago (mid-Jan) so I just really want the point, don't need the nom for now! I enjoyed it, though there's still better mega man games. I should be able to get a lot more trophies when I feel like grinding them out because of the gear slow down thing but won't be trying for the plat.

5 > 3 > 9 > 2 > 10 > 11 > 6 = 4 > 1 > 8 > 7

I'm working on KH3 and should have it beaten in the next few days. I have a topic on the board if you want to check my playthrough status. Should be easily findable, just search KH3. I'll be working on the plat also.

I played through a good bit of DKC2 in the past but never beat it so I'll give this a go also.
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KCF0107
02/11/19 2:35:13 PM
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Waluigi1 posted...
Isn't DKC2 pretty much universally considered the best?

Universally no, but I think that people tend to like it more than the original or 3.
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WiggumFan267
02/13/19 3:37:49 AM
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I beat KH3. gonna do plat cleanup and i'll see if i can squeeze DKC2 in
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WiggumFan267
02/13/19 4:08:40 PM
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So I can just nom something now that I beat something?
if so
I nominate Curse of the Obra Dinn, which I've been meaning to play, and will do soon!
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TheArkOfTurus
02/13/19 4:33:49 PM
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WiggumFan267 posted...
So I can just nom something now that I beat something?
if so
I nominate Curse of the Obra Dinn, which I've been meaning to play, and will do soon!


Everyone gets a nomination even if they don't beat anything, so you can nom a second game if you want.
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WiggumFan267
02/13/19 4:40:42 PM
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sure, how about Guacamelee 2? Same idea there for me!
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Lolo_Guru
02/13/19 6:28:00 PM
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Anyway, I'll start Megaman 11 on the 17th. My brother is still borrowing it.
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KCF0107
02/14/19 10:49:08 PM
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Monthly Progress
MM11 - Wigs
KH III - Waluigi, Bane, Cody, Wigs
DKC2 - Lolo, KCF

Nominations
Ark - Katamari Damacy
KCF - Bloodstained, Celeste
Wickle - Super Mario 64
Wigs - Obra Dinn, Guacamelee 2
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Johnbobb
02/15/19 6:45:12 AM
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I also beat KH3
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KCF0107
02/16/19 7:02:15 PM
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Planning on drawing next Saturday, though the following Monday is another possibility.
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KCF0107
02/17/19 6:34:14 PM
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I'm a little surprised that nobody has talked about KHIII, though I am guessing there's a dedicated discussion topic or something.
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WiggumFan267
02/18/19 10:43:07 PM
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i also beat DKC2 ! harder than DKC1 from what i recall. some of the endign stages were pretty rough. was also expecting a "post-credit" like DKC1
i didnt do well with the DK coins and stuff and secrets though, i know this game has a ton.

also the sound in my game was pretty messed up so that made it amusing
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KCF0107
02/18/19 11:10:11 PM
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Interesting that your memory tells you that 2 was harder. I always felt that the this game was more top-heavy (meaning it is only a few levels that stand out as being tough but super tough in those cases) while the other two were more consistently challenging.
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WiggumFan267
02/19/19 12:21:12 AM
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that may be the case. It's been a while since I played DKC1, but I don't remember anything as touch as say, the minecart level where the ghost is chasing you or some of the chase/race sequences in 2
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KCF0107
02/20/19 3:48:44 PM
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Bump
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