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Robazoid
01/01/20 2:02:41 AM
#1:


Happy New Year! Good luck to everyone who participates in this.

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Credit goes to tazzyboyishere for first starting this in 2016. Basically, there are 50 challenges outlined below that will require you to beat 52 games total. This isn't a competition and there's no prize for winning aside from a sense of accomplishment. This is just a fun thing to participate in while we all work through our video game libraries. It also gives us a place to discuss what we're playing. Feel free to join in!

Rules:
- A single playthrough of a game can only be used for one challenge
- Use your own judgment to decide if game fits in a certain category
- Games started in 2019 or earlier are fine as long as they're finished in 2020
- Please add your own games to the spreadsheet linked to below, which anyone can edit
- When using the spreadsheet, please don't mess with checklists/tallies that aren't yours
- There's a tab listing favorite games in the spreadsheet if you need help with Challenge 42
- If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14ZNcbZYkj241Ub4Uq-qVJpzHSo18IplZfKMp1EY972k/edit?usp=sharing

Challenges:

Years (5)
1. Beat a game released before 1990
2. Beat a game released between 1990-1999
3. Beat a game released between 2000-2009
4. Beat a game released between 2010-2019
5. Beat a game released in 2020

Series (4)
6. Beat a game in a completely new series
7. Beat a game in a series you've already played some of
8. Beat a spin-off or a game that rebooted a franchise
9. Beat a remake or enhanced port

Creators (3)
10. Beat a game made by a director/composer/artist/etc that you like
11. Beat a game made by a developer you like
12. Beat a game made by a developer you've never tried

Genres (11)
13. Beat a WRPG
14. Beat a JRPG
15. Beat a puzzle game
16. Beat a rhythm game
17. Beat a first-person shooter
18. Beat a third-person shooter
19. Beat a platformer
20. Beat an action game
21. Beat a strategy game
22. Beat a fighting game
23. Beat a sports game

Themes (6)
24. Beat a game with romance as a central theme
25. Beat a game with horror as a central theme
26. Beat a game with revenge as a central theme
27. Beat a game with mystery as a central theme
28. Beat a game with the supernatural as a central theme
29. Beat a game with comedy as a central theme

Demographics (6)
30. Beat a game with a female lead
31. Beat a game with a child lead
32. Beat a game with a non-white lead
33. Beat a game with a robot/artificial lead
34. Beat a game with an animal lead
35. Beat a game with a lead that's from a fictional species

Time (3)
36. Beat a game that's been in your backlog for a long time
37. Beat a game you'd dropped or had a long hold on
38. Finish a game in one day
39. Finish a game that took you at least twenty-five hours to beat

Stats (3)
40. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70
41. Beat a game with a Metascore above 90
42. Beat another user's favorite game

Adaptation (3)
43. Beat a game based on licensed stories/characters
44. Beat a game that's been adapted into another medium
45. Beat a game that features historical events or people

Miscellaneous (5)
46. Beat a game you received for free or through a paid subscription service
47. Play a technically unbeatable game for at least six hours
48. Beat a game that starts with the first letter of your username
49. Choose a random page on TVTropes and beat something from the video game section
50-52. Beat three games in a series

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Robazoid
01/01/20 2:05:38 AM
#2:


As suggested near the end of the last topic, I added the new free game challenge (46) and cut the replay a game one. If you replay a game you'll just have to squeeze it into some other category now.

Let me know if there's any problems with the spreadsheet.

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azuarc
01/01/20 2:09:57 AM
#3:


Already beat my first game, since the person I spent New Years with wanted to see me play it. Arguably, I need to beat it 6 or 7 more times to finish it, but I did get to an ending.

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249USDollars
01/01/20 6:01:25 AM
#4:


7. Beat a game in a series you've already played some of
Fire Emblem: Three Houses

1/52
Starting off quick since I was on the last chapter of one of my routes coming into tonight

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davidponte
01/01/20 7:23:39 AM
#5:


Going to tag this. I'm either going to play more games than ever this year or cut back on gaming altogether, however I don't know which it will be just yet.

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Mega Mana
01/01/20 2:07:44 PM
#6:


How does one receive games for free? Like gifts?

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davidponte
01/01/20 2:19:31 PM
#7:


The Epic Games Store hands out free games like they're candy so you can start there. Between that and Twitch Prime I have like 50 games that I'll likely never play.
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TheArkOfTurus
01/01/20 2:52:30 PM
#8:


31. Beat a game with a child lead

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

1/50

And my trope is Rocket Ride. That'll probably end up being Contra 3, or a DMC.

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Robazoid
01/01/20 2:53:09 PM
#9:


Gifts, free games on steam/mobile, humble bundle monthly, various subscription services

Free games are super easy to come by on PC, at least, but I figure even people who play on consoles get a birthday gift or two so hopefully the challenge is fair.

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KCF0107
01/01/20 3:31:18 PM
#10:


Mine is https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/DirtyCoward/VideoGames.

Reminder to myself that I own or have access to and have yet to beat these eligible games:
Fire Emblem Three Houses
Jurassic Park
Kingdom Come
Metal Gear Solid V
Minecraft Story Mode
Until Dawn


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Arti
01/01/20 3:32:16 PM
#11:


Let's get started then!

27. Beat a game with mystery as a central theme

AI: The Somnium Files

1/50

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TheArkOfTurus
01/01/20 4:44:43 PM
#12:


38. Finish a game in one day

Spelunky

Of course.

2/50

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Arti
01/01/20 5:16:50 PM
#13:


Also, the trope I got was

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ParentalFavoritism

I was already planning on playing Odin Sphere so that's probably what I'll fill this challenge with

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Shonen_Bat
01/01/20 6:40:13 PM
#14:


Tag, might actually make progress on it this year

Got this trope
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MomentOfSilence

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01/01/20 6:44:58 PM
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Johnbobb
01/01/20 6:55:22 PM
#16:


damn, after getting real close with 46 in 2018, I only hit 34 last year

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoingDownWithTheShip

specifically lists the Hat in Time DLC. More reason to finally play it! ...assuming it comes to PS4 in 2020, which is doubtful

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MZero11
01/01/20 7:15:58 PM
#17:


This is the year I complete the challenge!

Here is my trope. A lot of options here!
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter

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MegamanX
01/01/20 7:54:17 PM
#18:


tv tropes
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind

guess Xenosaga or Uncharted trilogy this year

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TheArkOfTurus
01/01/20 8:38:53 PM
#19:


46. Beat a game you received for free or through a paid subscription service

SUPERHOT

Currently on pace to beat 1,098 games this year, but I'm optimistic I can make that an even 1,100!

3/50

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Cody11533
01/01/20 8:55:14 PM
#20:


Tag.

46. Beat a game you received for free or through a paid subscription service
SUPERHOT

I hope you don't mind if I borrow this one.
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BetrayedTangy
01/02/20 10:38:41 AM
#21:


4. Beat a game released between 2010-2019

Pokemon Shield


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Shonen_Bat
01/03/20 10:14:10 PM
#22:


30. Beat a game with a female lead

Celeste

I'll pretty much always be down for a playthrough of this.

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Arti
01/04/20 12:26:20 PM
#23:


9. Beat a remake or enhanced port

Deemo Reborn

2/50

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HBJDubs
01/04/20 5:41:36 PM
#24:


38. Finish a game in one day

Genetos. Very short shmup, pretty fun and it's free although the site it was on is down now

1/50

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WickIebee
01/04/20 7:18:43 PM
#25:


I will highly likely fail, but I'll attempt some of this this year. Having something to push for is good.

Currently playing:
LoZ: Breath of the Wild.

Challenges it could count for:
2010s for decade
Series I've played some of
Producer/Composer I like
Company I like (though I'd prefer a smaller one)
Genre... Well counts for Action and maybe puzzle? I'd prefer more secluded for either challenge though
Demographic: Fictional species lead (Hylian, but unlikely to use)
25+ hours to beat (probably already put that time in, but I think that's less because it required I take that long)
Metascore > 90 (and also 70): [96 for Wii U version]
Got it for free: Gift for Christmas
Can be for 3 games in a series, considering LoZ is my favorite series.

For anyone else that may have the game and have never beaten it... Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is actually my favorite game, for any potential use for challenge #42. Just to leave that out there.

As for my trope, I kept hitting random until it would actually be about gaming (though entertainingly my first trope actually had BotW available for it), this is what I've got: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OverworldNotToScale


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Mega Mana
01/04/20 8:37:26 PM
#26:


TvTropes says... https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheGrinch

Luckily, Saints Row IV is on my soon to beat list.

Unluckily, that removes a much needed shooter.

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HBJDubs
01/05/20 10:45:17 PM
#27:


39. Finish a game that took you at least twenty-five hours to beat

AI: The Somnium Files. Great game, if you're a fan of Danganronpa or Zero Escape I highly recommend it

2/50

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MZero11
01/06/20 4:50:30 PM
#28:


WickIebee posted...
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is actually my favorite game

Excellent choice

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249USDollars
01/06/20 10:21:20 PM
#29:


36. Beat a game that's been in your backlog for a long time
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies

2/52
So I never played this when it first came out despite loving the series because I was very anti-digital back then and was waiting for a physical release. Eventually caved in a few years ago when it was on sale and finally got around to beating it. I was actually intending to use this for this category last year, but I stopped after the first case for some reason.
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KCF0107
01/07/20 2:44:45 AM
#30:


I think that I am going to compile a small batch of beaten games before deciding to categorize them.
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Johnbobb
01/09/20 9:21:44 PM
#31:


17. Beat a first-person shooter
Borderlands 3

ending was a little anti-climactic tbh. The game really could've used some polish in the main story. Playable characters are excellent, gunplay is a blast, the worlds are interesting and mostly diverse, and the characters are largely good, but the main story didn't really go much of anywhere for most of it and the ending was rushed. It's crazy because clearly a ton of work was put into crafting the universe and missions and everything, so a little more focus on the story would've made a big difference

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Uglyface2
01/09/20 9:25:30 PM
#32:


Tag for incentive. I don't think I'll make too much progress because of work, but it would be nice to knock a few games off my list.
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davidponte
01/09/20 10:18:01 PM
#33:


31. Beat a game with a child lead

Pokemon: Ultra Moon

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

Apex Legends

2/52

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Johnny Eagle
01/09/20 10:32:31 PM
#34:


Haven't beaten it yet, but I'm playing through Etrian Odyssey Nexus, which will qualify for challenges 4, 7, 11, 14, and 39 (at least)

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Shonen_Bat
01/09/20 11:55:42 PM
#35:


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

Luigi's Mansion 3

Felt closer to the first game than the second without feeling too samey, so, good stuff.

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TheArkOfTurus
01/10/20 8:35:21 PM
#36:


43. Beat a game based on licensed stories/characters

Spider-Man (PS4)

4/50

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Cody11533
01/11/20 1:28:54 PM
#37:


27. Beat a game with mystery as a central theme
Omensight
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TheArkOfTurus
01/12/20 12:18:30 PM
#38:


47. Play a game that's technically unbeatable for at least six hours

Stardew Valley

Oops, fell down this rabbit hole again.

5/50

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MZero11
01/12/20 8:09:38 PM
#39:


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

NBA 2K20

Too much MyTeam

1/50


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HBJDubs
01/13/20 3:31:37 PM
#40:


2. Beat a game released between 1990-1999

Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (1994)

3/50

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HBJDubs
01/13/20 6:16:23 PM
#41:


4. Beat a game released between 2010-2019

Wurroom (2019). Really weird game. It's free on Steam and only takes like 15 minutes to beat.

4/50

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Johnbobb
01/14/20 4:42:12 PM
#42:


31. Beat a game with a child lead

Concrete Genie

beautiful and mostly pleasant game held down some reptitive and dull gameplay in between the good stuff

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HBJDubs
01/19/20 2:58:15 PM
#43:


19. Beat a platformer

Runbow

5/50

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249USDollars
01/21/20 3:28:29 AM
#44:


27. Beat a game with mystery as a central theme
Judgment

3/52
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davidponte
01/21/20 1:49:02 PM
#45:


33. Beat a game with a robot/artificial lead

Titanfall 2

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249USDollars
01/22/20 11:26:37 PM
#46:


38. Finish a game in one day
God of War: Chains of Olympus

4/52
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