Board 8 > Post Each Time You Beat a Game: 2021 Edition

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KCF0107
01/01/21 1:02:38 AM
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It is 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, font, and/or bulletpoint/numbering options, but do know that users are supposed to be in alphabetical order.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u7U79GRp3A4YGy0FQ4wLKw-4LXFnbC5608U_pmvzG5A
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Simoun
01/01/21 6:02:36 AM
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My New Year's was yesterday so here's the game's I've beat since:

CAYNE (PC)

I should've played this right after STASIS, because I don't remember any of the characters or what's going on. Body horror's still around though so there's that. An extremely depressing game, if I recall. This one was a free spin-off so I wasn't expecting anything much. I was hoping to TRULY cap off 2020 with this as a bonus but I was 10 minutes too late.

I also beat The Signifier (PC), a game with great visuals, an intriguing story, and some weird puzzling although it is quite short and you're more in it for the plot, which sort of fell short and philosophical by the end. I would've watched this as a movie which I feel like is a better medium for this. Its main mechanic of switching between subjective and objective points of view felt very convoluted and ultimately I was just doing brute force on the puzzles. And the long loading screens killed whatever engagement I was trying to muster.

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Arti
01/02/21 1:09:32 AM
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Let's start this topic off with

Grand Kingdom (Vita)

An interesting SRPG made by a relatively unknown developer headed by a former Vanillaware employee who worked on both Muramasa and Grand Knights History, and has some similarities to those. While the online portion has been shut down for over a year now, I started it beforehand to collect one of the trophies that disappeared due to its shutdown. Finally finished the main campaign - there were only 12 battles and I had overleveled myself in the online portion so they weren't much of a big deal anyways! Still a lot of fun to test out different formations and find out which units do well in-game. I mostly used my Rogue, Witch, Fighter and Hunter team. Found that Medics were mostly a waste of a party slot though there are other troops I could have chosen.

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GOGZero
01/02/21 1:31:27 AM
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Journey to Silius (NES)

I wanted to start off with a good game to start the new year.
Replayed via Switch.
Such a good game with a great soundtrack (as expected by Sunsoft).
One of the very best by Sunsoft.

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paperwarior
01/02/21 3:50:32 AM
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The Room Three (PC)
Introducing multiple endings. To actually get those was a bit touchy, as it involved searching the hub area for puzzles that may have been partially completed earlier in the playthrough, then taking some slightly arbitrary steps at the end.

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Underleveled
01/02/21 3:52:41 PM
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Underleveled posted...
I'd been planning on finishing up one more to close out the year but I'm struggling a bit with the final boss so I'll get on the board early for 2021 with it.
This would have been Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, but I'm putting it to the side, if not quitting it entirely. The final boss is just proving far too difficult for me, and more than that a waste of time (three times now I've been in the battle for over 20 minutes and then died)

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Simoun
01/02/21 6:09:42 PM
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Whispers of a Machine Blue Edition (PC)

Oh wow. I wasn't expecting the game to be this good. Well first off this just hits my buttons. It's cyberpunk, but instead of being set in the city, you're actually a Fed out in the sticks set in the backdrop of an attempted AI Cataclysm, thus giving this post-apocalyptic post-cyberpunk feel. This change in setting and style, somewhat modifies the themes being tossed around---transhumanism and singularity--into a different perspective than what we always see. I won't spoil much of the plot but it is a very intriguing mystery with the usual neo-noir beats that is sure to tickle your investigative bones.

The worldbuilding is excellent and none too cliche, delivered by proxy of you: An augmented human capable of feats depending on your demeanor. Every playthrough gives you 2 of 6 possible powers based on 3 dominating moods and even more impressive is the combination of puzzle solutions utilizing the 6 powers in unique ways. And that's just the variable stuff. Your default powers include CSI/Detective Mode, an on the spot Lie Detector, and Super Strength. Despite the game's length (roughly 5-7 hours), it's clear that all these tools were carefully taken into consideration when it came to puzzle and world design.

Probably my favorite part is that you can pretty much ask any NPC about any other NPC and they will almost always have something to say beyond the usual "oh I don't know that guy" as being a tightly-knit small town, it would make sense that everybody should know everybody. You can even ask them about events beyond their scope and they will have a unique blurb or two to say about it, further reinforcing how even a low-profile murder can get into the town gossip. I really appreciate it when a dev attempts to worldbuild for worldbuild's sake.

Probably my only complaint would be that there are no save slots. Having 3 endings and 6 variable powers and 3 personality traits dictating those powers (as well as conversation options), its clear that the game wants you to keep replaying the game over and over which might be fun for those unique sequences but for the whole game? Ehhhh. Still, it's just a minor gripe. And I thoroughly recommend this surprisingly well-made adventure game. Start of the year and I already have what I think is gonna be one of my tops.

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Underleveled
01/04/21 12:51:15 AM
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Watch Dogs: Legion (PS5)
I have a lot of feelings about this. It's... very different from the first two. I felt it was mostly an espionage game. In fact, it outright told you to play it that way, and save shooting as a last resort. Even then, most weapons were non-lethal, and there were potential consequences for using lethal force, whether on enemies or NPC civilians. The intense shoot-outs and relentless car chases from the first two were largely absent until very late in the game, and even then were far less intense than even mid-ish-game ones in the first two. Even the hacking seemed much less a part of the game than in the first two. I remember I'd be like halfway across the city (exaggerating but pretty fucking far) and chaining cameras together to set off explosives, wipe out half the fleet, and hell even complete half of my objectives before sneaking into a forbidden zone. Nothing of the sort in this one. Nor could I rack up cash by hacking everyone around me and draining their bank accounts. The missions were mostly very repetitive and because of the multiple operative feature you could actually fail some objectives (usually escapes) and still pass the mission. It felt less urgent, especially since I didn't turn permadeath on (if I ever play through this again, I will).

Speaking of the multiple operatives feature, I have mixed feelings on that too. I thought it was a neat idea but I didn't spend too much time on it because I found a small handful early on that I liked using and mainly stuck with them. But more than that, it made for a less personal and engaging story. Aiden and Marcus might not have been the greatest protagonists (well, actually I take that back, Aiden was pretty fucking great) but I still felt invested in their fates and the fates of their loved ones. By design that was absent here. If this series continues (and I really hope it does), I hope the next game abandons all the changes made to this game and acts as a true successor to the first two. Oh, and the game had an annoying tendency to glitch, specifically the NPCs. Enemies would just derpderpderp into walls and sometimes disappear entirely. Thankfully this didn't happen often enough for me to feel like I got a ton of cheap victories but often enough to notice.

On the positive side of things, the music was great and I've found some songs to add to my playlist. The villains were truly vile and while I'll probably forget their names tomorrow, they were a lot of fun to take down. And it was still a pretty fun play, if a bit frustrating at times. But the true best thing about the game was Bagley, who is an instant candidate for my all-time top 10 gaming characters. Hell, maybe even top 5. He was that damn amazing.

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Simoun
01/04/21 9:24:57 AM
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Nancy Drew 31: Labyrinth of Lies (PC)

This was actually one of the early ones I played but that was a long time ago. Back then I didn't know that of the 4 suspects in every ND game, there was always going to be 1 culprit because in this one Everyone Did It and that was a great twist in itself. But I recall playing it back then thinking well wtf that was kinda obvious XD Anyways, just a nice game to revisit. After this its just one more then its the latest one for better or worse.

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ViolentAbacus
01/04/21 9:38:26 AM
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Final Fantasy VI (SNES Classic)
I replayed this very slowly, playing with a friend who had never played. Probably the best FF, though I enjoy 5 a bit more. Loved all the characters.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (Switch)
A big ol' Meh.

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RyoCaliente
01/04/21 1:54:26 PM
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Army of Two (XBO)
Serviceable shooter. I assume it's more fun with a friend as opposed to an AI which doesn't always listen well to your (limited) commands, but it didn't take too long at least. It was prettier than I expected it to be for an '08 shooter as well.

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paperwarior
01/05/21 2:49:28 AM
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The Gardens Between (PC)
For Game of the Month, for the first time in ages. A satisfying if short puzzle game in a genre I really like.

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DoomTheGyarados
01/05/21 4:36:42 AM
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Do rom hacks count? I say yes.

Beat radical red version of pokemon fire red. Very cool game.

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RikkuAlmighty
01/05/21 4:50:30 AM
#15:


Bastion (Switch) finished today.

Ginhyun has been telling me to play it for years and it got to the point where I refused to play it to bug him. Glad I finally did though, that was a lot of fun. The story itself isn't too complicated but the narrator is great and it's the perfect bite-sized length game that leaves a lasting impression.

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Arti
01/06/21 12:38:27 AM
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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS4)

It's basically the first game with a new adventure mode, and like the first there's a lot of extra missions to get 100% in adventure mode, which is good since the final chapter was ridiculously hard enough that I skipped pretty much all of it. It was just annoying and I wasn't really having any fun anymore, so I just read the story to the end. I don't remember the first game having such a difficulty spike, so this was new - so I wouldn't recommend this game like I did the first.

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Solioxrz362
01/06/21 1:00:25 AM
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Ghost of Tsushima

made a topic about my thoughts

it's good

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KCF0107
01/07/21 1:26:22 AM
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Rogue Galaxy (PS4)

I was never a huge fan of JRPGs, but they were probably at the height of their popularity with me during the mid-00s thanks to Level 5 and the quad of Dragon Quest VIII, Rogue Galaxy, and Dark Cloud 1 + 2. As was to be expected, I don't regard it as highly as I once did, but I'm glad that I replayed it and will continue playing for Insectron for at least a little while longer.
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KCF0107
01/07/21 1:30:19 AM
#19:


The Gardens Between (PS4)

What better gift to myself on my birthday than to finish up a replay of one of my favorite 2018 games. I could probably play this every year and still be in awe of it.
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KCF0107
01/08/21 12:03:42 AM
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AER: Memories of Old (XB1)

I have gone through this game every year since 2018. Perhaps I should make this a birthday tradition.
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Simoun
01/08/21 9:53:59 AM
#21:


ObsCure (PS2)

Ahhhh SUM41. Teenage Rebellion. Classic Scream-ish horror tropes. Playing this game takes me back. I never finished it then so now I can finally chalk it as done.

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Solioxrz362
01/08/21 7:02:33 PM
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Return of the Obra Dinn (PC)

Unique and good, but significantly overrated. Hard to see some of the smaller details due to the graphics style, which can end up causing you to describe deaths wrong or not looking for some things. It starts off very slow because you have to watch so many memories before you get to start deducing who many of the people are.

I give it a 6.5/10.

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Simoun
01/10/21 8:01:05 AM
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Mafia: Definitive Edition (PC)

I remember playing this a long time ago and getting really frustrated with it. So I was super surprised that they basically improved everything about it. I never really touched this series in general but I think I might. I'm so averse now to the open-world genre that this railroaded experience was worth it. Gunplay was good and challenging. And the city was amazing. They didn't need to go that far in its overhaul, but they did. It does suffer the same sorta-flaws of LA Noire in that the free mode's collectibles are non-descript and pointless, but at least they were actually something interesting to look at and at least free mode had some side missions too. Beautiful score, beautiful remake/remaster what have you. A proper way to bring an aged game into recent memory.

I will note that there are 2 infamous sequences here that I basically used a Trainer on because I didn't wanna bother. So, just kind of a bummer that got passed along the QA.

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KCF0107
01/10/21 11:10:21 PM
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Gato Roboto (XB1)

Eventually, and as early as a few hours from now, I will beat a completely new game for me. I finished this with 100% in 2:56:38, which I want to say is slower than when I went through it on the Switch last year.
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Underleveled
01/10/21 11:46:43 PM
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Spider-Man Remastered (PS5)
Wow, what an AWESOME game! Such a great open-world game, getting around was so much fun, combat was so much fun, all the characters were perfectly done, there were some fun side-missions that I went out of the way to do (not a whole lot, but I did some stuff), I loved the portions playing as MJ and Miles, I loved the boss battles... I admit there were a few parts where I almost threw my controller in a WTF rage but that's just me being bad at video games. I was a little surprised that the game ended when it did because going into the final boss fight it said I only had 68% main story completion (and even afterward it only says 70%). I guess it counts side missions in that percentage? Which is weird because it says "Main story." I was thinking I had a few more days to play. But I will certainly be playing Miles Morales soon. Not right away so as to n wear myself out of this gameplay, but in the next few months. Glad I finally got to play this.

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Kenri
01/11/21 3:41:46 AM
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I also beat one of these!

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)

It definitely feels more like an expansion than a full-fledged sequel, and not just because of the length. The story writing is worse, the optional stuff is maybe better (or at least there's mercifully less of the generic crimes/enemy bases). It's still a lot of fun.

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XIII_rocks
01/11/21 10:07:21 AM
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Oh hey me too

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

I made a topic about it: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79232400

But the tl;dr is I really liked it. The fluidity of the combat and movement is outstanding. I love the way you can feel like this improvisational boss because of the options you have available. It revitalized my love for open world games after Witcher 3 kind of killed the fuck out of it. Honestly, I know there being less side stuff was part of it being not a full-fledged sequel but I really think that was the perfect amount of side stuff. I don't need more than that...maybe one or two more challenges or something but that's it. I'll take a game with SM's story length but MM's amount of side stuff...and now I'm just repeating the topic so I'll leave it there

But yes, very very good game
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ViolentAbacus
01/11/21 10:58:26 AM
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The Gardens Between (XBO)
Didn't care a whole lot for it, but it was short and on Gamepass.

Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe (PC)
Played this on normal, and it got pretty intense at times! I liked it a lot more than I expected to, and it blended the mechanics together really well. Ended up getting the achievement for not losing a match. Was curious if I would, because at one point I reset a match after I screwed up a dish.

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Underleveled
01/12/21 12:30:08 PM
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Spyro the Dragon (PS4)
Via Reignited Trilogy. I had fun with most of this game but the final boss "fight" absolutely demolished that. And I say "fight" in quotations because it was more of a "final boss run around in circles and pray you don't fall off at the end and have to start all over." My least favorite part of the game was chasing those little "na-na-na-na-na" assholes and I spent so long doing that in this fight. The camera also screwed me up a lot in the game, but I was able to mostly deal with that. This game is pretty much the definition of a PS1 platformer, and I mean that in both the best and worst ways.

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Simoun
01/13/21 9:28:10 PM
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Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue (PS1)

One of my old time favorites. I came back to replay this classic. Nice, open worlds, variety of explorable and attainable goals, and the music. All 15 levels have their own unique track. What licensed third party game does that?! Probably it was a better time back then. Game's not perfect of course. It's got that pin-point accurate jumping mechanic that forces you to start aaaaall the way back should you fuck up even once which is alright if most of the obstacle courses weren't vertical with zero shortcuts to pepper in between (not really a fault of the era but still an egregious example for its time). And if it wasn't the paper thin platforms bothering you, it was the atrocious camera. Boss fights are also pretty lame and straightforward albeit the weakest part of an exploration-based game so whatever.

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Solioxrz362
01/13/21 10:14:54 PM
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Watch Dogs Legion

7/10

Generally enjoyable, good enough plotline. The gimmick of having no main playable character and EVERYONE being playable hurts it a bit though. Cutscenes end up suffering because characters sound like they're responding to a different line than what was actually said sometimes (pre-recorded generic lines played back bc I suppose it wasn't in the budget to have each voice actor record the exact same script for every mission). Also, you'll hear repeated lines with some frequency.

Gameplay in general seems like it's taken a slight step back from the earlier WD games. Some components of hacking are less prominent compared to WD2, gunplay and driving feel worse, etc. But it's still competent gameplay, and I like the new usage of drones.

I've been to London so it was kinda cool visiting the game's versions of the Tower, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, etc

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KCF0107
01/14/21 2:11:19 AM
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Quantum Break (XB1)

Another great game from Remedy! I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the video game and TV show combo, but I think it all worked out well! I don't know why I ever doubted them. My junction choices:

Hardline
Professional
Amaral
Control

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Underleveled
01/14/21 12:12:36 PM
#34:


Simoun posted...
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue (PS1)

One of my old time favorites. I came back to replay this classic. Nice, open worlds, variety of explorable and attainable goals, and the music. All 15 levels have their own unique track. What licensed third party game does that?! Probably it was a better time back then. Game's not perfect of course. It's got that pin-point accurate jumping mechanic that forces you to start aaaaall the way back should you fuck up even once which is alright if most of the obstacle courses weren't vertical with zero shortcuts to pepper in between (not really a fault of the era but still an egregious example for its time). And if it wasn't the paper thin platforms bothering you, it was the atrocious camera. Boss fights are also pretty lame and straightforward albeit the weakest part of an exploration-based game so whatever.
Love this game and still play it every now and then. Actually, a lot of the N64/PS1-era Disney tie-in games were pretty good.

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paperwarior
01/14/21 10:17:37 PM
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Samorost (PC)
Oh hey, Flash is no more! So I had to track this down, along with a Flash player meant for developers, to play it. It's good, if kind of easy when you're not stuck pixel-hunting (No full-screen in this program doesn't help).

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GOGZero
01/15/21 12:18:18 AM
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Metaloid: Origin (Switch)

First game I beat for the new year.
Feels like a sequel to METAGAL. Right down to the character designs and made by the same developer.
I did not care for the story and it didn't help the dialogue looks like it was written by an 8 year old. I can forgive them a little cause English is probably not their first language.

You can use 3 characters to choose from at the start. Erika, Zeta and Neva. Each of them feel similar in gameplay style but have a few differences in some of their abilities. I started with Erika, Zeta and finally Neva.
Erika seemed like a good first choice, Zeta felt boring and I ended up liking Neva.
Erika > < Neva > Zeta
It's an ok-ish Mega Man X clone.

Super Star Path (Switch)

This was a neat shoot em' up with puzzle elements. You shoot down aliens strategically to open up your path. Shooting an alien of the same color will set off a chain reaction and leave behind crystals. You can use the crystals to power up your ship at the stage select screen and even buy different ships that also have special attributes/perks You have to be careful though on how you form a path cause if an alien of a different color is caught in the explosion of another alien that doesn't match, it becomes crystalized and it can't be destroyed. You can also find upgrades along the way. Once you reach the end of the path, you fight a boss battle old school style.

It was a little on the short side but the later levels can be quite challenging, especially the last level. I liked the game's pixel graphics and sound. Game felt very original.

Venture Kid (PC)

Replayed. This time on Steam.
Loved playing this last year on Switch. One of my fave Mega Man ripoffs and it deserves more love.
I wish Steam had the extra features the Switch version has (Adventure Mode which you can tackle the levels in any order, Boss Rush, Survival which is like Mega Man 9 and 10's Endless Mode with it's own exclusive levels.)

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES)

Ancient replay but this time played via Switch with a friend in online co-op. It was a blind run for him just like with DKC2 last year.
I never liked the misconception that this was a "bad" game. It's a good game. Yes, it was hard to live up to DKC 1 and 2 (especially 2) but it's by no means a trash game. It did come out late in the SNES' life cycle during the time everyone moved on to the N64/Playstation/Saturn era...

Streets of Rage 4 (Switch)

Replayed with a friend. Completed it on a Normal Arcade run. He was Blaze and I switched up a little. Played with Cherry this time instead of Floyd/SOR4 Axel. One of the best damn beat em' ups from last year.

Whipseey and the Lost Atlas (Switch)

I got a Trip World/Mr. Gimmick vibe from this game just from the look alone, though it does not play like any of those games.

"In Whipseey and the Lost Atlas you play as Alex, a young boy whos curiosity has landed him in a world of trouble. After finding himself lost in a strange world and being transformed into a magical creature named Whipseey, he must to solve the mystery of the Lost Atlas to return to his original form and go back home."

Gameplay reminds me of a cutesy Castlevania. You can jump on enemies to flip them over/stun them and can whip. It's your main way of attacking and you can swing across gaps on the floating rings. You can also use your whip to hover a little. There's some rough level design in two of the worlds but nothing too bad. It's an alright game, just a little on the short side.


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paperwarior
01/15/21 12:47:33 AM
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Samorost 2 (PC)
I guess I never actually finished this one before. Maybe there was a free version which stopped after a certain point. Decent puzzles, probably more like actual puzzles than the first game's.

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BlackDra90n
01/16/21 4:50:41 PM
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- Platinum'd (PS4)

Found out about this game sometime last year. You essentially play as a regular dude in a city invaded by giant monsters and heroes. Kind of a neat spin on the kaiju trope since you're just a guy on the ground instead of being one of the giants.

I ended up playing through this game four times for the platinum. The first two playthroughs were fun but the third and fourth times were less so.

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KCF0107
01/16/21 6:31:07 PM
#40:


NBA 2K19 (XB1)

Well, I unexpectedly won the NBA championship in my first season. I also started a MyCareer file, and man am I struggling with the shooting meter. Luckily, I made my character a passing and defensive-oriented PG, so I hopefully won't be shooting often.
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Underleveled
01/16/21 11:22:32 PM
#42:


Luigi's Mansion (Game Cube)
Oh my God, I thought that last boss was going to give me a stroke I was getting so mad at it. Seriously, what was its hitbox, like the size of Pichu?

Anyway, I kinda like these short, contained games. One of my favorite things about The Sexy Brutale was opening up new areas of the mansion and seeing what I couldn't see before, and that was present in this game too. The gameplay got a bit repetitive (an inherent weakness in this kind of game) but they found creative ways to spice it up. Capturing the last 10 or so Boos was annoying (as it had every right to be) but rewarding. I'll probably play the sequels at some point. But man that final boss just turned me off for a while.

I'm surprised I never had this game when I was young, considering Luigi was always my favorite Mario character and Game Cube was my primary console that generation.

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darkx
Games beaten in 2021 - 4; Most recent - Luigi's Mansion
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Simoun
01/17/21 8:55:40 AM
#43:


Mafia II: Definitive Edition (PC)

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GOGZero
01/17/21 2:08:42 PM
#44:


Dogurai (Switch)

"In a dystopian future, where Armies and the Police were replaced by robots and machines, their creator decided to take over the world. Now, it's up to Bones, a retired dog samurai from the Special Forces, to fight against the robot menace alone."

This game was really fun. You can slice bullets in half, double jump and slide. There's even a cool QTE sequence you can do to certain enemies and bosses where you have to match the arrows with the D-Pad.
It also has a stage select similar in fashion to Mega Man though stage order doesn't matter. It has some nice stage variety.

If you're looking for something old school that reminds you of playing something on the Game Boy that also has different colored filters, I recommend it!

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Underleveled
01/17/21 2:53:38 PM
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The Gardens Between (PS4)
A nice little puzzle game. Definitely some stumpers that made me feel dumb once I finally got them, but that's the nature of puzzle games. I really liked the atmosphere. I only ever played a little of Braid but this feels pretty similar. Probably not worth the $20 I paid for it but if you can get it on sale and you're a fan of the genre it's worth a look.

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darkx
Games beaten in 2021 - 5; Most recent - The Gardens Between
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paperwarior
01/17/21 10:04:08 PM
#46:


Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4)
Or "The Whereabouts of Light and Darkness"
Taking full advantage of the series-trademark juxtaposition of the serious and absurd, an excellent sequel that has fun with its new genre without forgetting its roots.

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Solioxrz362
01/17/21 11:17:39 PM
#47:


What Remains of Edith Finch

This game will stick with me for a long time. I love the marriage of gameplay and story in the flashbacks. I love the beautiful and creative ways of portraying each flashback. I especially love the stories of Lewis, Calvin, Sam, and Gregory. While I think I'm most impressed by Lewis's, I have to say Gregory's was incredibly hard to do in good taste and in the right tone, but the devs nailed it perfectly.

It's getting better the more I think about it.

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ChichiriMuyo
01/18/21 3:07:32 AM
#48:


Portal

First time playing it. It kinda made me queasy in parts of 18 and 19.

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guffguy89
01/18/21 4:04:33 AM
#49:


Vampyr

A lot better than I expected. The choice to either kill people to make you stronger or keep them alive to make the district healthier was an interesting situation.

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final_lap
01/18/21 7:38:08 AM
#50:


Super Mario Odyssey

Fantastic game. It's also the first 3D Mario I've ever beaten.

I'd call it a master work, but OS button remapping helped in so many places, something which wasn't available at the game's launch. Surely not a sign of a "master work". Oh well.

It's so much fun to collect moons. I couldn't wait to beat the game so I could revisit the previous worlds and get all the moons I missed the first time around. But I may have to put it off still, since the game dropped a bunch of postgame stuff on me including a new kindgom, so I have to do that as well. I look forward to it.
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tyder21
01/18/21 12:54:20 PM
#51:


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All

Enjoying my first run through this series! I feel like I'm pretty trash at these games since it often takes me forever to get through some testimonies, but it's all good fun. Looking forward to the third game of the trilogy.

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