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Title: WOOOO! I just beat ________!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on August 21, 2008, 10:25:28 AM
Have you finally conquered a game that's been tormenting you for days? Weeks? Years? Here's your gloating grounds. Brag about your latest victories here!

I just took Dr. Wily out in Mega Man 1 for the first time in my life. The ending doesn't begin to make up for the mental anguish this game has dished out to me over the years, but the feeling of accomplishment might be. :^)

But I'm not through being punished! There are 7 more of these things right now!
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Post by: iv3rdawG on November 21, 2008, 08:21:33 AM
Dead Space (Xbox 360) - Took me about 11 hours on the dot to beat. Had a lot of fun playing through it.

Mirror's Edge (Playstation 3) - A very fun rental. Took about 7 hours to get through. It's very difficult even on the normal setting, but it's extremely rewarding if you know how to play it and take your time on the parts where you're just wondering what you need to do (which might happen a lot).
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2008, 05:53:04 PM
CastleVania:  Man, that was a weird ending.  What's with the messed up maid up character credits.
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Post by: Destin on November 25, 2008, 05:55:04 PM
Off?

Sorry I had to say it
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Post by: jewishcarpenter on November 25, 2008, 05:57:09 PM
Woooooooooooooo!!! I just beat Counter Strike: Source!  Suck it interwebz!
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 26, 2008, 04:17:16 PM
Whhoooo!!!  I just beat LittleBigPlanet!!!

Well, not that big of an accomplishment really, it's fairly easy to buzz through the story levels in this game quickly.  But there's still some replayability, I can still go back to try to get the switch triggers I missed, as well as try to get through some of the 2 player sections in some of the levels.
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 26, 2008, 07:56:32 PM
Well, I just beat Spider-Man: Friend or Foe.  Frankly, it's not a great achievement, as the game's pretty simple.  But getting the last achievement for the 1000 points took a little time.  Upgrading all the characters means having to repeat the final boss battle probably 7 or 8 times.  At least the level's short.
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Post by: La De Da on November 26, 2008, 10:23:09 PM
Mega Man 2 a couple of weeks ago.  Was my first Mega Man game and the last two Willy stages gave me hell for the last couple of years.
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Post by: gojikranz on November 26, 2008, 10:50:04 PM
broke my all time solitare vegas money score.  $1726 took a long time.  yes this is waht college students do.  i pretty much mindlesslye play it whenever i am watching anything.  that puts me in the 17th spot for international world high score once the guy updates im in 24th right now (yes this exists sad?)\
http://stb.st.funpic.de/solranking/
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Post by: Chaos on November 27, 2008, 05:25:03 AM
It's funny you say that, because I spend a lot of time at work playing Spider Solitaire, especially when I'm on a conference call. Just this week, I got my best score ever during my weekly sales call, cleared the board in 109 moves (which, if you know anything about Spider Solitaire, is absolutely insane - there are 104 cards in the deck). It felt something akin to getting a royal flush, the deck just rolled out perfectly.

Also, last night, I finally beat GTA4 on the "bad" ending, the one where you have to have the boat chase and helicopter chase, not the one where you chase the boat in the motorcycle and then chase the boat in the helicopter. The helicopter chase was WAY harder for me than the other mission, so even though in all honesty this is the mission path I had originally taken, I had to double back and beat the "easier" ending, because I just couldn't pass the last mission. So it's neat to see the ending from the other perspective. Though frankly, both endings are kind of a kick in the nuts regardless. Not exactly a happy ending for Niko... poor bastard.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 27, 2008, 11:16:50 AM
Sittin' here at home, waiting for the family to arrive for thanksgiving, and I just beat Mirror's Edge...and got the "Test Of Faith" trophy!  (beat the game without killing an enemy with a gun)

I showed my wife as the trophy popped up on-screen, and she kinda shrugged and was like, "...oh." 

Anyway, the story is pretty weak in the game, but they shouldn't have made those cut scenes anime.  It should have stayed in first person like some of the other cut scenes do, or at the very least stayed as in-game graphics.  The anime sections just didn't meld with the rest of the game.
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 27, 2008, 02:10:37 PM
Aha! I just finished off Lego Batman.  Geez, what a trudge.  It might be me and my sliding interest in the Lego games, but I didn't enjoy this half as much as Lego Star Wars.  Getting to 100% takes a long ass time, too.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on December 29, 2008, 12:07:18 PM
Just beat Tomb Raider Underworld.  It was a typical Tomb Raider game, in that there were some shoddy controls and camera issues, and the plot made absolutely no sense at all.  A couple of frustrating gameplay elements overshadowed the decent puzzles it contained.  The new element of "adrenaline" fueled slo-mo kill shots they introduced was really lame, and I never used it, not once.  Overall, a disappointment, especially when compared to marked improvements in the genre, like Uncharted.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on December 30, 2008, 07:20:11 AM
I finally beat Elite Beat Agents. It was ridiculously difficult, but I was kind of hoping to unlock a new difficulty level anyway.  :-\
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on December 30, 2008, 12:50:15 PM
Assassin's Creed for the PC.

Interesting enough game, even if the story picked you up and stuck your shoes directly into a big steaming pile of "wait for Assassin's Creed 2" at the end.

About two or three months passed between play sessions, which led me to forget some of the play mechanics. Like the ability to block the attacks of enemies. After banging my head against the wall for hours on a single level... I finally realized why I was getting my ass handed to me. After that, I finished things up in about 30 minutes. Doh!
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Post by: Destin on December 30, 2008, 05:57:48 PM
I just beat web of shadows. And now to beat it 2 more times for achievements. Since I am the awesome... (dork)
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Post by: Compound on December 31, 2008, 06:13:47 PM
Just finished the Endless Setlist 2. I don't recommend doing it. For one thing, it reminds you of how many lousy songs there are in Rock Band 2. Secondly- 8 hours.

Well, off to ice my wrist...
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Post by: Invader_quirk on January 01, 2009, 07:17:18 AM
I just "beat" Hotel Dusk Room 215. It's more of a novel, really, and a very good read.
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Post by: Destin on January 01, 2009, 03:58:46 PM
Just finished the Endless Setlist 2. I don't recommend doing it. For one thing, it reminds you of how many lousy songs there are in Rock Band 2. Secondly- 8 hours.

Well, off to ice my wrist...

What is wrong with you!!!... I tried with 3 of my friends to beat it but we gave up after 3 hours.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on March 22, 2009, 12:47:50 PM
Finally beat the end level of Killzone 2.  No other part of the game took me more than a few tries to get past, but this end boss fight was hard as hell.  Well, the actual boss was pretty easy, once I got to him....it's the 5,000 other guys that swarm out in front of him that I couldn't get through.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on March 22, 2009, 12:55:09 PM
I recently beat Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Ocarina of Time.
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Post by: SJP on March 22, 2009, 02:31:32 PM
Though I'd beaten it before, I recently got the patch to get the trophies for Uncharted, and realized I would have to play through the game all over again.  Much better this time around, though, since Crushing was already unlocked, and beating the game on the highest difficulty setting gives you the rewards for completing the other difficulties as well (I did this the hard way the first time; played through the game four times to unlock all the stuff). 
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: gojikranz on March 22, 2009, 08:22:33 PM
Gunstar heroes.  my brother downloaded it on his wii i had beat it way back when on genesis still remebered all the tricks.  its really pretty much my favorite game of all time behind sonic 2.  they just down make me like they used too.  my little bro even agrees that its pretty much da bomb.
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on March 26, 2009, 08:02:56 PM
I just finished Knights of the Old Republic II.  My thoughts:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also, Master Vrook is voiced by Ed Asner.  I didn't know that.  I guess I was too focused on what a dick he was (in BOTH games).  From now on, I shall refer to him as Master Cosgrove.

"Hey, Revan!  Want to go out for a snowcone?"

"DO I!?"

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/KeithMoonIsGod/freakcosgrove.jpg)

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Post by: Nick on March 26, 2009, 09:51:22 PM
You worded my thoughts on the game much more eloquently BBQ. I loved the game too.  ;D
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on March 26, 2009, 09:53:47 PM
You worded my thoughts on the game much more eloquently BBQ. I loved the game too.  ;D

Though apparently there's a sizable number of people who don't agree.  I can't possibly see how anyone would have any problem with it other than the lack of a complete ending.
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 26, 2009, 10:05:32 PM
The ending was my only beef. The journey was so worth it, though, that I had no real complaints all told. But then, I played through Super Mario 64 where the ending was

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Nekrose on March 27, 2009, 01:47:51 AM
Fallout 3. Again. now i just have to wait until DLC 3.
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Post by: spaceforarent on April 04, 2009, 08:52:11 AM
Resistance: Retribution. Really quite good for a shooter on PSP. The control scheme works well for not having that second analog stick. The only bad things I've read in reviews about it have been bad script/voice acting, which I partially agree with, and that the aim assist makes the game too simplified. You can turn aim assist off though (which I did).
I'm working on the skill points now...some of them are pretty rough.

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Post by: mrbasehart on April 04, 2009, 08:33:55 PM
I just finished Knights of the Old Republic II.  My thoughts:

I played it recently too.  It's a great game, which honours the Star Wars universe, but seems more mature and reflective than anything the movies have done.  There are some really great moments in the game too, like the murder investigation or the entire set of missions on the ancient Sith homeworld.  Yeah, the ending is a kind of "WTF?" but it's one of my favourites.  And to think what they could do with that game now, with the kind of graphics that game deserves - oh wait, they're doing the MMO.  *sigh*

At least Mass Effect is similar enough.  And Obsidian are working on their own game, called Alpha Protocol, which I heard was a "spy version of Mass Effect." It's out this year some time.
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Post by: Destin on April 05, 2009, 12:14:05 AM
I just beat crystal defenders. A game ive been playing in one form or another online for free for awhile. I liked Final Fantasy's take on it. Was very fun while it lasted.... well theres one thing I could do, the bs achievement for 100,000 points =P

Edit: I got the BS achievement... lol
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2009, 08:55:36 PM
Persona 4.  Time on the clock: 72 hours.  I played for the normal ending, then tackled the extra dungeon for the "true" ending.  It's a pretty great game, and though it has some UI quirks, and sometimes the cultural difference between the east and west are particularly noticeable, it's a J-RPG that feels very different from Square Enix's other stuff. 
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 04, 2009, 04:10:35 AM
Deadly Creatures.

Launching into No More Heroes now!
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Post by: Nekrose on May 04, 2009, 11:05:41 AM
Far Cry 2, Gears of War 2 and Skate 2.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on May 06, 2009, 11:52:42 AM
Far Cry 2, Gears of War 2 and Skate 2.

At the same time??!!

 ;)
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Post by: spaceforarent on May 06, 2009, 12:09:50 PM
Far Cry 2, Gears of War 2 and Skate 2.
: Electric Boogaloo
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Post by: OmegaR! on May 07, 2009, 06:14:09 PM
I got all 121 stars for Mario & Luigi in Super Mario Galaxy  :)
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Post by: Nekrose on May 08, 2009, 01:02:12 AM
Far Cry 2, Gears of War 2 and Skate 2.

At the same time??!!

 ;)
Yep. I had 3 Xbox's running.  ;)
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on May 11, 2009, 07:30:22 AM
Just beat Quantum of Solace.  I really enjoyed it, it's nothing groundbreaking, and there's a bit too many QTE's for my taste, but overall it was a blast to play through.  Most of it is "hide behind cover and pick off dudes one by one", but it never really got old for me.  There are a few moments of total chaos, where everything is blowing up and guys are everywhere, and it's total chaos, which was fun.  Also, the online matches are fun too, even though everyone else is better than me (in my first match, I had 2 kills, but died over 20 times  :-[)
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Post by: Compound on May 19, 2009, 12:27:26 PM
Finished up a pair of games over the past few days.

Crackdown
I started this one up about a year ago, got halfway through it and then got distracted by something else. But last week, after hearing people making a lot of references to it in another forum, I decided to play it a tad more. I'd left off in the middle of the Volk, wrapped that up and then dealt with EvilCo. Overall, I enjoyed it. I still felt like my character was too much of an eggshell to be a super soldier. (For example, my character in Saint's Row seems to absorb a heck of a lot more machine gun fire than my Agent does.) And there needed to be a few more save points, because fighting your way into a heavily guarded area, dying and then having to run back from halfway across town wasn't a lot of fun.  (And I'd like the ability to start a new game as well.) But pretty fun, nonetheless.

Oh, and that "Kills for skills, agent" narrator? Kind of a douche.

And for one that I didn't enjoy as much:
Mirror's Edge
EA's highly stylish free running game. There were parts of this game that I enjoyed a lot. Once you got into a rythym of running and jumping past various obstacles, it was kinda fun. But  every feew minutes, I'd get jarred out of that rythm by either:
a) The ever popular mob o' cops who if you met more than one of at a time, it's "back to loading screen" time.

or

b) A particular jumping puzzle which I could just not get past.  Run, jump, miss, reload. Repeat. Over and over.  And at multiple points in the game.

And the combination of the two drove me absolutely nuts. Itís a short game, but I estimate that I spent about 4 hours of it just doing a handful of particular scenes. I spent 90 minutes yesterday on one particular jump in the Atrium, and I was just about ready to toss my controller through the TV, especially after somehow getting past it, dying on the next jump and getting a reload to back before the problem jump. GrrrÖ Itís design decisions like this that drive me absolutely ballistic.

Plus (and related to the above) the fact that there was often only one route through an area drove me nuts. Take the above: Youíre in a multi-story mall/office tower thatís under construction and you need to get to the top. Well, there should be a lot of junk and scaffolding and the like around there, right? Yep. And that provides a multitude of ways to the top, some harder or faster than others? Nope. One route. Youíre on rails, which is decisively not fun when playing ďGuess how the designers wanted you to get past this obstacle.Ē

But other than that, Ms. Lincoln, how was the play? The parts were I could run and jump, those were fun. But they didnít last long. After a few minutes of fun, the game would toss in a sniper, or pursuit cops, or SWAT guys or just a lousy jump and itís back to frustration-ville. Which is sad, as the game looks lovely and the soundtrack is quite good.  But when I got to the end, I was glad for it to be over.

On the bright side though, it got me over the 20,000 Nerd point mark, so woot!
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 19, 2009, 06:38:35 PM
^

I've just been revisiting Crackdown as well.  I'd completed it when I first got it, but I think I might try and get a few more achievements on it. 

I did just beat TMNT, which as you all probably know, is not exactly a challenge.  Some of the platforming is fluid and neat, and the graphics are okay, but the fighting is utterly one-note, and a little frustrating when the camera zooms in on your character so much that you can't see the bad guys outside of a 2 metre radius.  Still, got the 1000 on it!

I bought the Ultimate Burnout Pack bundled with Trivial Pursuit on ebay the other day, so I hope I'll be working on those in the coming weeks.
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Post by: Compound on May 19, 2009, 07:09:01 PM
Burnout Paradise is a great time. I was pleasantly surprised by how fun it was.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 19, 2009, 07:11:15 PM
Yeah, I rented it a while back, but with all the DLC they've brought out for it, I thought I might pick it up and see how that stuff works out. 
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 19, 2009, 11:40:10 PM
I've heard Paradise doesn't have Crash mode. (Which is the only mode I ever play.) Is that true?
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Post by: Nekrose on May 19, 2009, 11:52:44 PM
I've heard Paradise doesn't have Crash mode. (Which is the only mode I ever play.) Is that true?
Half true. There is still a crash mode, but it's terrible. You can start it anywhere on the map, but your car literally bounces like 20 feet in the air whenever you hit something.

Just beat BioShock on hard.
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Post by: RobtheBarbarian on May 23, 2009, 10:55:46 PM
Red Alert 3. Developers, just say "no" to missions with time limits.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 25, 2009, 06:36:57 AM
Well, I suppose I just beat Trivial Pursuit, in that I got the 1000 points for it.  Definitely the hardest was answering all the questions in one game correctly, but I was clever enough to get the free "movie pack" that they've put out.  I struggled with a few questions, but I was very pleased when I finally did it.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on May 26, 2009, 08:57:24 AM
Finally got all 50 spectra in PixelJunk Eden.  And it would have been a lot harder without the "continue" feature they patched in.
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Post by: Thrifty on May 26, 2009, 09:30:50 AM
Red Alert 3. Developers, just say "no" to missions with time limits.

I loved Command and Conquer, but was less enamored with the Red Alert series after I discovered that the computer was smart enough to shoot down your walls in Red Alert.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 01, 2009, 02:12:28 AM
Pikmin! (Which I failed to complete on the Gamecube previously, too)

Might pick up Pikmin 2 tomorrow...
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Post by: Compound on June 01, 2009, 03:26:39 PM
inFamous
The story of Cole Stratton,  a not-so mild mannered bike messenger who gains electrical powers after being given a mysterious package which explodes, devestating most of Empire City.

Hey look! I has Trophys! And only after playing a dozen or so PS3 games.

Anyway, it's a fairly wide open sand box game, with a number of story missions and side missions. As Cole reactivates the electrical power in town, his own powers increase. And he becomes more and more embroiled in the mystery regarding what caused the devastation.

It's pretty enjoyable. as Cole completes missions and gains XP, he becomes more and more impressive, gaining better and better powers.  And the combat (and there's a lot of it) is pretty enjoyable. But it's also pretty short. I got my copy on Thursday and I finished up my second run-through earlier today. A single run through took about 15 hours or so.  And some people may not enjoy the game enough to play the game through as both Good and Evil. (I had nothing better to do.)  And there's not a wide variety between the Good missions and evil missions. (Each ethic has 15 missions unique to them, and about 40 story missions and 90 or so generic missions. And the evil missions are a bit more unique than the good ones, but both are going to be running over the same terrain quite a bit..) So paying $60 for less than 20 hours of play may not be a good value to you.  It's a decent enough rental though.
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Post by: lassieface on June 03, 2009, 03:06:29 PM
Portal! Now I want a companion cube.
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Post by: Nekrose on June 08, 2009, 06:50:56 AM
Resident Evil 5. Got the full 1000 from the shipped game.
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Post by: iv3rdawG on June 12, 2009, 11:34:50 AM
inFamous (PS3)
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Post by: Destin on June 13, 2009, 07:27:57 PM
inFamous (PS3)

Maybe getting a PS3 since they keep taking good games from the people who really deserve it... Xbox360 =))
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Post by: Compound on June 13, 2009, 08:45:37 PM
inFamous (PS3)

Maybe getting a PS3 since they keep taking good games from the people who really deserve it... Xbox360 =))

Eh. Don't buy a PS3 just for this. It's a decent rental, but it's not a system seller. Go track down a copy of Red Faction Guerilla.instead. It's getting about the same reviews from the critics, but the fans seem to be raving more about it. (And it's multiplatform too.)

Personally, I'm bashing my way through Prototype right now.
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Post by: Compound on June 17, 2009, 11:30:26 PM
Just finished up a trio of games recently, all in the same genre:

Spiderman Web of Shadows
Spiderman's alien costume returns, and so does his foe Venom. And Venom's return brings with it an invasion of New York City as the residents slowly become infected by the aliens as well.

Not a bad semi-open world little game. You control good old Spidey, initially fighting crime in New York. But as the game progresses, New York becomes more and more infected and by the end of the game,  it's a fairly creepy place, with streets full of alien zombies, pulsating egg sacs and the occassional uninfected person screaming in terror.

The fighting is okay. It's not as polished as inFamous, the old Spiderman 2 game or the like, but the controls are serviceable and certainly give a Spidey-ish feel to it. It also includes a "choose your morality" option, ala inFamous, allow Spidey to be a good guy or walk down the dark path to Dark Jedi-hood. Er, supervilliany.  A number of other Marvel characters make cameos as well, including an X-Man. No Squirrel Girl though. Pity. The dialog is fairly Marvel-ish in feel. The save points are fairly generous, so that if you mess up in a mission, you're not forced all the way back to the beginning.

Overall, I liked it. It wasn't spectacular, but it was good enough and it was certainly worth the $10 that the local Best Buy was clearing them out at.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged
After his loved one dies, a mutant goes on a revenge spree against his brother and the shadowy organization that betrayed him.

I liked this one a lot. Itís surprisingly good, especially for a movie adaptation. The fighting is actually a lot of fun (which is good since thereís a lot of it.) Aside from the basic fighting, thereís also a surprising amount of environmental interaction, allowing you to slam foes into tree branches, forklift tines, windows and other stuff. The filmís actors also reprise their roles. I think. The game says that itís them, but Jackmanís accent occasionally slips from Canadian to, I donít know, something that sounds like Texan. 

Plot-wise, it follows the basic plot of the movie. Wolvie heads to Africa (and throughout the game, we keep getting flashbacks to Africa), then up to the research bases where he gets metal stuck in him, then to the supermarket in Dead Rising, then to a place building big old robots that show up in every X-Men game, but not in any of the films, then to New Orleans, then to The Island, where Wolvie fights a clone escaping to America. Or not. In most of these scenes, they expand on the movieís scenes, and mostly for the better. For example,  in the movie, the fight with Gambit is a two minute long affair set in an alley. In the game, itís a sprawling fight through a casino, up through another partially built casino and culminating in a fight on the giant electric letters of a casino sign.  Which is a much more gratifying battle. The Sentinel base is new, and the Sentinels look fairly good. Good enough to be in a movie. Hint, hint. The only set piece which wasnít really improved was the final fight in the game, which is a bit bland. Blander than the movieís version even.

On the downside, thereís a number of places where there really needed to be more checkpoints. Youíd run for a few minutes to get to a point, and then die. Then back to the beginning of that area. Díoh. Plus thereís a number of jumping puzzles. In a frigging Wolverine game. Grrr. And Iíve mentioned Hughís accent. Plus unlocking Wolverineís other costumes is a royal pain. You have to fight another Wolverine, which is neat in execution, but itís not fun in execution since the other Wolverine doesnít have to play by the same rules as you do.

Iíll also note that the movie is much closer to the comicís spirit than the movie. Meaning that itís rather bloody. Extremely so. Itís rated M for a reason. And since the movie was only PG-13, you may want to be wary letting the kiddies play it.

Still, itís a fun game. I wouldnít spend $60 for it, but when it hits the $30 or so mark, Iíd recommend snapping it up.

Prototype
Alex Mercer awakens in a morgue only to discover that the military is chasing him, New York is under siege from a mysterious infection and he has strange new powers.

Another next-gen superhero game and another game where a major city falls into chaos. (Web of Shadows also infects Manhattan, and infamous decimates a fictional great city.) The game play is slightly clunkier than inFamousí. In the latter game, the controls were fairly well mapped out, with button taps to change powers. Prototype has many, many more powers, but a lot of them are situational (to do an elbow drop, jump then hit Y in the air) or combos. (Target with LT, hit X+Y while standing near the target.) But while inFamous has you fighting targets with electric grenades and shock blasts, Prototype has you swinging up to an attack helicopter, highjacking it, abandoning it, elbow dropping down to the street, picking up a tank, and then throwing it before plowing through a horde of infected New Yorkers. It definitely feels more epic in scope.

Unfortunately, there are problems too. It needed more checkpoints for one. The power controls can feel a bit clunky. (And I canít tell you how many times I accidentally shape changed into a wrong form during a fight.) Plus, the combat animations. At numerous points in the game, you can, for example, highjack a nearby vehicle. You hop aboard, scoot over to the hatch, open it, stand above it for a sec and then drop in. Fairly standard pre-rendered stuff. Except in Prototype, while you do this, the other forces are still shooting at you and can knock you off of the vehicle. And you canít do a thing to stop it. Itís rather maddening.

Other issues: In other recent heroic games, you get the choice to be good or bad. In inFamous, for example,  you can heal bystanders or blow them apart. But itís certainly possible to go through a game without ever harming a bystander. In Prototype?  Yeah, thereís going to be a lot of innocents dead. I mean theoretically you could do it.  But in practice? Well, let me put it this way: thereís an early missions where you borrow an APC to drive it across town to rescue someone. Well, this is New York. The streets are packed with cars and pedestrians. And when you get in a vehicle, they all go insane. Pedestrians will run into the side of your vehicle, killing them. The cars ahead of you will not move out of your way, even when youíre in a tank. As a result, by the time I got to my destination, I had killed almost 1000 civilians. Ow. This may bother some people. Plus, itís also fairly bloody as well.

One other problem. Youíve got a gazillion powers, but in many of the final missions, I ended up grabbing a gun or tank and shooting the bad guy with it. Not terribly super heroic there.  And unfortunately, prior to that there are a number of missions where you either have your powers taken away from you or you simply canít use them. If I think itís easier to use a gun to finish a mission, thatís my business. If the game forces me to do that, thatís another thing, and thatís not a fun thing.

Plot wise? Itís fairly bare bones, but I enjoyed it. The writers of the game are also responsible for the Delta Green game and itís got a strong dose of horror in it as well. Plus, the game has you consuming other people to regain health and gain information. That may squick some people, as it is slightly graphic. But the collapse of New York City is pretty darn unsettling, especially with the throngs of fleeing citizens running in panic. (And there are often dozens and dozens of people running  down the street. Itís New York.)

Overall, it was good. I donít know if Iíd prefer it or inFamous, but theyíre both fairly comparable. But Iíd hold off on buying it until itís cheaper.

By the way: Pop quiz. Which of these three games has the lowest death count? Answer: the Wolverine game. Wolverine had you stabbing maybe 1000 people throughout the game.  Prototype? Well, it has a trophy/achievement that has you killing 53,000 people. (And itís a tribute to Dead Rising.) And the Teen rated Spidey? Well, when a person gets infected they switch over to a symbiote form. And when you punch those symbiotes, they generally just collapse into a puddle. But sometimes, a person pops out of them. Given that, I suspect that a lot of the symbiotes that Spidey fights have people inside them who wonít be leaving. Ever. And Spidey takes out a few thousand symbiotes during the game.

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Post by: MSTJedi on June 17, 2009, 11:45:09 PM
Fallout 3. The main quest, anyway. Downloaded Broken Steel just before I beat it, so now I can keep playing for God knows how long since I got the Explorer perk. I'm gonna get my $60 out of this game, damnit (now $70 with the DLC, I guess).

Funny thing:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: RashFree on June 18, 2009, 01:15:02 AM
Just got finished with Ghostbusters.  I was a bit disappointed with the length and the story though.  I thought there weren't enough new locales, and the revisited environments dragged on a bit.  Also, there was a bit too much of "Let's do this.. again!" or "I can't believe I'm saying this.. again!" moments throughout the game.  Minor gripes aside, it was a great experience, and one of the best movie based games I've ever played.  Bottom line: worth a rental, but only true Ghostbusters fanatics should buy.
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Post by: mrbasehart on June 18, 2009, 06:31:01 AM
Fallout 3. The main quest, anyway. Downloaded Broken Steel just before I beat it, so now I can keep playing for God knows how long since I got the Explorer perk. I'm gonna get my $60 out of this game, damnit (now $70 with the DLC, I guess).

Funny thing:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


The Explorer perk? Man, most of the fun I had with that game was finding the new places.  Don't forget, if you saved all of the Reilly's Rangers, you can go back to Reilly and get some serious dosh for your map.  And the dog is pretty lame.  :)
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Post by: Nekrose on June 18, 2009, 07:41:33 AM
Fallout 3. The main quest, anyway. Downloaded Broken Steel just before I beat it, so now I can keep playing for God knows how long since I got the Explorer perk. I'm gonna get my $60 out of this game, damnit (now $70 with the DLC, I guess).

Funny thing:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


The Explorer perk? Man, most of the fun I had with that game was finding the new places.  Don't forget, if you saved all of the Reilly's Rangers, you can go back to Reilly and get some serious dosh for your map.  And the dog is pretty lame.  :)
I always chose the Grim Reaper's Sprint over that one. But now with the level cap raised you can get them both. And the dog is pretty lame, it's rather difficult trying to keep the damn thing alive if you play on very hard. I got rather annoyed with the "Dogmeat has died" box coming up every five minutes.
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Post by: MSTJedi on June 18, 2009, 08:07:05 AM
Fallout 3. The main quest, anyway. Downloaded Broken Steel just before I beat it, so now I can keep playing for God knows how long since I got the Explorer perk. I'm gonna get my $60 out of this game, damnit (now $70 with the DLC, I guess).

Funny thing:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


The Explorer perk? Man, most of the fun I had with that game was finding the new places.  Don't forget, if you saved all of the Reilly's Rangers, you can go back to Reilly and get some serious dosh for your map.  And the dog is pretty lame.  :)
I always chose the Grim Reaper's Sprint over that one. But now with the level cap raised you can get them both. And the dog is pretty lame, it's rather difficult trying to keep the damn thing alive if you play on very hard. I got rather annoyed with the "Dogmeat has died" box coming up every five minutes.

Well, I'm not a hard-core gamer, so I have the difficulty set to Normal, which doesn't seem to present much of a problem to Dog Meat. As long as I chase his ass down whenever he runs off after an enemy. Yeah, I have both the Explorer and Grim Reaper's Sprint perks now. Explorer doesn't actually "find" the locations for you. It just shows you where they are on the map so you don't have to do too much wandering to find what you want.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 18, 2009, 08:45:45 AM
inFamous (PS3)

Maybe getting a PS3 since they keep taking good games from the people who really deserve it... Xbox360 =))

Eh. Don't buy a PS3 just for this. It's a decent rental, but it's not a system seller. Go track down a copy of Red Faction Guerilla.instead. It's getting about the same reviews from the critics, but the fans seem to be raving more about it. (And it's multiplatform too.)

Personally, I'm bashing my way through Prototype right now.

I wasn't totally blown away by inFamous (I only played the demo, but it didn't grab me).  But a strong case can still be made for grabbing a PS3 this year, with exclusives like God of War III, Uncharted 2, and Heavy Rain all dropping sometime within the next year.

Oh, and Red Faction is absolutely fantastic.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 20, 2009, 04:03:53 PM
To get ready for Monkey Island I finished off the Strongbad series of games. I had already finished the first two, i played through the last three this week, and they were great! I really enjoyed the series and would totally pick up the next season if there is one!
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on July 02, 2009, 04:06:39 PM
Beat Red Faction Guerrilla this morning.  Last mission is kind of a pain, seemed kind of arbitrary that I beat it when I did, considering I didn't do anything differently than I did the previous dozen tries at the level....
Great game though.
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Post by: iv3rdawG on July 03, 2009, 06:22:59 PM
Mass Effect (360)

Loved it.
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Post by: SJP on July 03, 2009, 10:23:27 PM
Finished Ghostbusters (on both Casual and Professional difficulty), and finally got around to finishing off Resident Evil 5 on Professional.  Is it just me, or is there something wrong with a game when the hardest level is NOT the final boss battle, but two earlier boss battles, where if you don't have perfect aim and timing, you get smoked in less than ten seconds?  Oh, and not to mention the times where you do everything right, but your AI partner doesn't do what they are supposed to do, and you end up getting killed because they decided to run around in a circle behind you instead of, oh, I don't know, SHOOTING THE MONSTER WHILE YOU ARE OTHERWISE BUSY?

Sorry, but that pissed me off so much when that happened.  I could readily say every other time I screwed up was a matter of me being off in my timing, but having her mess around while I was doing everything correctly was such a slap in the face.  Thankfully she did her job the second time around, but man, that was so stupid...

And I like my PS3.  I think I'll wait on inFamous, but my Blu collection makes me happy.  And while I won't judge it since I've never played, I have to say Halo never really interested me, so it wasn't something that was going to sell me on a 360.  I know the Resident Evil series is multi-platform these days, but dang it, the first one was what got me hooked on Sony in the first place (even if they've moved away from cool, undead zombies), and of all the Sony products I've ever purchased, only the Playstation line has NEVER broken on me (weird, isn't it?  Somehow I'm the only one with the unbreakable systems)  ;D.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on July 04, 2009, 06:03:21 AM
I went through and beat Uncharted again.  I played through it a year ago, but since they released trophies for it, and since I felt like playing through it again before the sequel comes out, I thought I'd give it a shot.  It only took me 3 days to beat it....it's a short game, but man is it fun.  I thought beating it on any difficulty would unlock Crushing mode, but apparently you have to beat it on Hard to unlock that.  Looks like I'll be playing through this game at least 2 more times if I want that Platinum trophy.   :P
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Post by: Thrifty on July 04, 2009, 08:11:59 PM
Punch Out Wii.  Finished Contender Mode, Title Defense Mode, got the 10 wins on Mac's Last Stand to unlock the hidden opponent and Champion Mode.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 20, 2009, 09:13:33 AM
"Secret Cow Level" of Diablo II - Lord of Distruction.  Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo!   :D  Funny stuff!

Qualified to go there ages ago but my Wirt Leg wouldn't transform for some reason.  Only just got a patch for the game so I tried it again and I got in.  Unfortunately, first cow I hit was Boss Cow and he died almost immediately.  But I have another couple of characters and my original has started Hell level....I'll have other chances.

Also beat Wedding Dash - Ready, Aim, Love!  Cute game.  Inconclusive ending though.
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Post by: James of LinHood on July 20, 2009, 10:20:06 AM
"Secret Cow Level" of Diablo II - Lord of Distruction.  Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo!   :D  Funny stuff!

Ah, gotta love that cow level.  I hope that Blizzard will put something similar in Diablo III.   :P
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Post by: SJP on July 20, 2009, 10:22:00 PM
Finished the "Penumbra" games; they compiled them into one box set and charged me 10 bucks for the whole thing at Best Buy.  Completely blind purchase, and well worth it; one of the few survival horror-type games I've played in awhile that actually scared me (it's actually more of an adventure game than a survival horror; you encounter enemies, but most of the time you either have ineffective weapons or no weapons and have to sneak by them).  "Black Plague" is probably the best chapter, but "Overture" has its moments; I just didn't expect the story to go from "The Thing Meets Lost" in Overture to "System Shock meets Silent Hill" in Black Plague.  It sounds derivative, but it's really very unique.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 21, 2009, 06:42:56 AM
"Secret Cow Level" of Diablo II - Lord of Distruction.  Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo!   :D  Funny stuff!

Ah, gotta love that cow level.  I hope that Blizzard will put something similar in Diablo III.   :P
I just hope I can afford to upgrade so that I can even play Diablo III....
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Post by: Thrifty on July 21, 2009, 06:57:11 AM
Ah, gotta love that cow level.  I hope that Blizzard will put something similar in Diablo III.   :P

James, how in God's name did you catch that quote of mine?  It couldn't have been more than 90 seconds before I deleted it and tried to cover my tracks.
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Post by: MSTJedi on July 21, 2009, 10:23:52 AM
Portal. It was a fun ride, but a very short one. Love that little song during the end credits.

SJP, I played the demo of the Ghostbusters game on the 360 and I can see what you're talking about with the NPCs off twiddling their thumbs while you're wrangling the ghost. I'm thinking about getting it on the Wii, though. Just seems a little more natural.
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Post by: James of LinHood on July 21, 2009, 10:27:54 AM
Ah, gotta love that cow level.  I hope that Blizzard will put something similar in Diablo III.   :P

James, how in God's name did you catch that quote of mine?  It couldn't have been more than 90 seconds before I deleted it and tried to cover my tracks.

I believe that someone else caught it and quoted it in that 20 Questions thread.  So, I just copied that to my sig.   :P
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Post by: SJP on July 21, 2009, 09:00:50 PM
Portal. It was a fun ride, but a very short one. Love that little song during the end credits.

SJP, I played the demo of the Ghostbusters game on the 360 and I can see what you're talking about with the NPCs off twiddling their thumbs while you're wrangling the ghost. I'm thinking about getting it on the Wii, though. Just seems a little more natural.

Actually, I was referring to the NPC character in Resident Evil 5 screwing up royal; didn't have too much trouble with the NPCs in Ghostbusters, except at the opera house area.  Useless, utterly useless at that point.  "Tell you what, recruit, you shoot at all the ghosts in the area, while we fire blindly around and miss, and let the hobo ghosts knock us out with their bottles by employing the 'stand utterly still' strategy.'  Let us know when you've finished taking care of all them.  We'll be here on the ground, dying."   ;D  No, the Resident Evil thing was so effing annoying; you can ONLY beat a certain boss in that game by having both partners work with each other, and one of the things you have to do involves you holding the boss while your partner takes a shot.  If your partner doesn't, after a little while the boss escapes and automatically hits you...on the hardest difficulty setting, this kills you instantly.  My AI partner, once I had gotten into a completely helpless position by holding the boss in place, decided she was going to wander around and see all the shiny, pretty objects in the room.  At which point, the boss insta-killed me.

I don't care that sometimes games have random glitches and the computer does things that are unexpected; to have fought so hard to get to that point and have the AI inexplicably give me the finger at the worst possible time doesn't seem like an accident.

Surprisingly, another game I finished recently, ObsCure, probably has some of the best partner AI I've ever seen in a game.  They only take the ammo you give them, they generally shoot at the monsters that are the most dangerous (without wasting ammo, mind you), and...they get the crap out of your way when you're trying to maneuver around something!  And if you find yourself entering an area where they could get easily killed...you can tell them to stay put where it's safe, and they do!  And none of this diminishes your ability to fight monsters yourself or make the game way too easy!  Not the world's greatest game, but fun, and nothing like a smart partner to make the job more enjoyable.
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Post by: iv3rdawG on July 23, 2009, 11:04:03 AM
BioShock (360). I really liked it. Fort Frolic was my favorite level in the game. I loved this piece of audio (NSFW):

http://www.youtube.com/v/HINST2kdOu4&hl=en&fs=1&

Fantastic game though. Incredible setting for a video game and the atmosphere and lighting for it was just brilliantly done.
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Post by: Thrifty on July 23, 2009, 11:42:29 AM
______________________________ my wife.

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Post by: iv3rdawG on July 28, 2009, 05:26:43 PM
'Splosion Man has my favorite ending ever in any game (along with the credits). That was so awesome. Seriously, it's $10. What a steal. People who don't own it go pick it up. So much fun. Hilarious music too.

"You're the splode beneath my 'splosion. 'Splosion mannnnn."
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 31, 2009, 07:12:54 AM
Star Ocean: The Last Hope.  Man, there are things I hate about this game.  Most of the characters are overly-designed, poorly written, annoying messes.  The story is also crazy, but it does have some cool moments, a shame that every character feels the need to speechify at length.  It's bloody ridiculous when characters are monologing when things are exploding around them.  However, the battle system is awesome.  It's really fun, and when you're at higher levels, some of the skills look crazy bad-ass.  There's also a ton to do and to collect: quests, battle trophies, monsters, treasure, weapons, spaceships.... It's a dream for people who love collecting stuff.  And I do, so I'll be going back into the game, and minus the plot and the characters talking, it should be fun.  :)
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on July 31, 2009, 07:32:19 AM
I beat Ghostbusters last week.  Pretty awesome game...the nostalgia factor helps carry it along, but the game is still pretty solid on it's own.  It's short, but not too short...in fact, if it were any longer, it might have overstayed it's welcome.  I would have liked a little bit more variety in the gameplay, like the section where you hang off the building to battle Stay Puft, but overall I really enjoyed it.  The online is pretty good too.
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Post by: SJP on July 31, 2009, 06:21:19 PM
...Not one, but TWO Kombo Challenges in MK vs. DC!  Oh, and unlocked all the endings, too.

Now, you might say, 2 out of 22 Kombo Challenges isn't that big of a deal.  If you think so, play them for a few hours, especially if you're not good at fighting games (like I am; I'm generally lucky if I can beat the computer on Very Easy difficulty without continuing).  These are, quite possibly, the hardest things I've ever tried to do in a video game...except maybe the entirety of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, but that game has sheer hatred for humanity, so I don't count that.

I still want to finish all of them, but even two for the likes of me is a major accomplishment.

EDIT: On Aug. 23, I officially got all 100% of the trophies in the game (which originally sucked, since my hard drive glitched and every ending, Kombo Challenge, and unlockable was erased, and I had to start completely from scratch).  I did have to sort of bug somebody to get the "On-Line Flawless Victory" trophy (the only one I didn't earn through sheer determination), though the chances of me ever getting it through honest competition were low, since my current online record is 36-91.  Like I said, I REALLY suck at fighting games.  Well, actually, a good chunk of the people I was playing against did nothing but the same damn super moves over and over again without any clear strategy, so I'll call it a draw. ;D
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Post by: Destin on August 12, 2009, 01:27:40 PM
All of these for the xbox360 that I just finished
Watchmen part 1 and 2.... A pile of crap. do not ever play it
Origins Wolverine.... Great game. after beating it I didnt feel like ever going back tho
WWE Legends... good for renting and alot of old clips of wrestlemania
Ghostbusters... Fun game. The multiplayer is also really fun.
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Post by: Thrifty on August 12, 2009, 01:46:31 PM
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride.  I thought it was okay, but probably my least favorite of the Dragon Quest series.  Sancho talks like a complete retard.  The monsters you can pick up as party members are mostly worthless and all get shuffled back out of your party to the wagon whenever you stay at an inn.  Your human characters are constantly being lost and you have to retrain someone new from level 5.

Still, T'n'T is a cool minigame, and I liked how the game spans 20 years.  I've never played a generational RPG before.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 24, 2009, 09:12:30 PM
A final push and I finished off Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice.  It's a really cool game, though surprisingly short for a J-RPG.  I cleared the main quest in 45 hours, and that's counting the numerous random dungeons I messed around in.  I didn't think it was particularly hard either, though I believe that's a bonus :)  The biggest plus of the game for me, and to my surprise, was the story - it's completely whacked out, fun, and missing any of the stock J-RPG characters that plague even the biggest franchises in Japan. 
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Post by: carlobee on August 24, 2009, 10:24:57 PM
I just beat my friend (who is No. 1 on my list) in Zynga Texas Holdem Poker on Facebook! I am the new number one! I am on 1 Billion Chips now.  ;D

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Post by: mrbasehart on August 25, 2009, 03:11:26 PM
Wanted: Weapons of Fate.  I thought it was a fine little shooter, though probably too easy for most people.  I suck at games like this, so to be able to complete it is a nice change.  Having completed it though, and only gotten 380 points, I still have no desire to play it again.  Back to the rental place with you!
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Post by: Invader_quirk on August 25, 2009, 07:27:54 PM
Just beat Ghostbusters on Wii. Wanted to finally finish it (not that it's very long) before I got Metroid Prime Trilogy. It's really fun. Controls are great. I just wish it had the graphics of the other versions. Feel like I'm not getting the full experience. Then again, I'd feel that way on the other systems too, but about the controls.
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Post by: MSTJedi on August 25, 2009, 09:15:37 PM
Just beat Ghostbusters on Wii. Wanted to finally finish it (not that it's very long) before I got Metroid Prime Trilogy. It's really fun. Controls are great. I just wish it had the graphics of the other versions. Feel like I'm not getting the full experience. Then again, I'd feel that way on the other systems too, but about the controls.

Felt the same way about the Wii version of The Force Unleashed. So now that they're coming out with a new version with extra stuff on it for 360 and PS3, I'll most likely get it on the Xbox 360 when that comes out . . . at some point.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 25, 2009, 09:37:29 PM
Aaand finally, I just completed Shadow Complex.  That's a fun game! I'll be delving back into that and try and complete the map and get all the items.  I'm almost there now, but some of the remaining ones look tricky.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 29, 2009, 03:38:02 PM
I must be a on a roll.  I finally finished up Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, which while has some decent moments, is something I'll never be going back to.  Unless someone wants to help me boost the multiplayer achievements.  ;)
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Post by: Destin on August 29, 2009, 03:53:15 PM
I must be a on a roll.  I finally finished up Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, which while has some decent moments, is something I'll never be going back to.  Unless someone wants to help me boost the multiplayer achievements.  ;)

www.xbox360achievements.org forums has a great community of people who could help.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 29, 2009, 04:00:20 PM
I must be a on a roll.  I finally finished up Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, which while has some decent moments, is something I'll never be going back to.  Unless someone wants to help me boost the multiplayer achievements.  ;)

www.xbox360achievements.org forums has a great community of people who could help.

Yeah, it's a pretty good site.  I don't think I'd actually boost achievements though.  Seems a little like cheating.   :)
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Post by: Destin on August 29, 2009, 04:02:53 PM
I must be a on a roll.  I finally finished up Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, which while has some decent moments, is something I'll never be going back to.  Unless someone wants to help me boost the multiplayer achievements.  ;)

www.xbox360achievements.org forums has a great community of people who could help.

Yeah, it's a pretty good site.  I don't think I'd actually boost achievements though.  Seems a little like cheating.   :)

Its considered to be cheating I believe. I only boosted maybe 1 or 2 games and have always had a pain in the arse doing so. But still, it was usualy a game I loved and played to death anyways so I would probably of got those achievements on my own over time.

But you have to admit some achievements or goals are impossible without a little extra help :p
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 29, 2009, 04:55:07 PM
I must be a on a roll.  I finally finished up Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, which while has some decent moments, is something I'll never be going back to.  Unless someone wants to help me boost the multiplayer achievements.  ;)

www.xbox360achievements.org forums has a great community of people who could help.

Yeah, it's a pretty good site.  I don't think I'd actually boost achievements though.  Seems a little like cheating.   :)

Its considered to be cheating I believe. I only boosted maybe 1 or 2 games and have always had a pain in the arse doing so. But still, it was usualy a game I loved and played to death anyways so I would probably of got those achievements on my own over time.

But you have to admit some achievements or goals are impossible without a little extra help :p

I agree, but that's also why I think multiplayer achievements suck.  :) 
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 01, 2009, 03:47:54 PM
Beat Call of Duty 4.  I enjoyed the heck out of it, though I think anything more difficult than the mode I played would seriously piss me off. 
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Post by: Destin on September 01, 2009, 03:48:33 PM
Just beat Batman Arkham Asylum..... Next!
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 03, 2009, 05:54:57 PM
Just beat Batman Arkham Asylum

Me too.  Really good game, it has some great moments.  I really liked the combat, puzzle solving, and I especially liked taking on a room full of armed guys and picking them off one by one. 

My main gripe about the game was the platforming.  I could grapple halfway across the courtyard, but I couldn't vault over a small 3 foot fence?  I didn't like the auto-jump feature at all, and how you had to wait for a prompt to jump over something. This game should have taken some edge detection notes from Uncharted...Drake's climbing and platforming was always very fluid and dynamic, while Batman had a tendency to mindlessly front-roll into walls.  And it also should have taken some grapple notes from Lost Planet, which had much looser and dynamic grappling.

But minor gripes in a game that gets so much more right on.  One of the better stories in a game too.
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Post by: Neimad on September 05, 2009, 06:38:26 PM
New Super Mario Bros. on the DS
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 17, 2009, 05:02:11 PM
Uncharted! I enjoyed it.  The combat is pretty lacklustre, but I loved the story and some of the platforming.  The sameyness of the levels was a bit of drag too, but from the videos of Uncharted II, that looks like its been fixed.  I hope the shooting has too.  Bad guys should not take half your clip to kill.
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Post by: Destin on September 17, 2009, 06:39:56 PM
Mass Effect on Insane... Seemed easyer then hardcore :0P
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 14, 2009, 05:46:36 PM
New Super Mario Bros Wii!

Now I need to go back and get all of the coins, beat the levels I avoided etc etc...
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 17, 2009, 02:41:16 PM
Dragon Age: Origins.  Great game.  I straight away started up my second play through and now am going through it as a sexy, but evil, lady elf.
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Post by: SJP on November 22, 2009, 05:52:51 PM
Turtles in Time: Reshelled, Survival Mode.  I don't care that it was only on Normal instead of Hard or Hardcore, but man, after the 10th time of being creamed on Level 8 (out of 9) and having to start the game all over again, I think it's incredibly rude for them to only have that be worth a silver trophy.  On the other hand, I haven't been this proud of an accomplishment in a long time (well, game wise, anyway; I am proud of other life goals as well... ;D).
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 23, 2009, 07:35:14 AM
Modern Warfare 2.

Fun game, can get frustrating when you're completely surrounded by guys shooting you but can't see a single one of them, but overall this game has a ton of grin-worthy "wow" moments:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The multiplayer is super competitive, and really only fun for those players who are REALLY into it.  I get killed a lot.
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 01, 2009, 06:57:45 PM
CSI : Deadly Intent.  Yeah, I know.  It's a CSI game, but I... kinda like 'em.  :)  I've played all of them, starting on the PC and now on the 360 (with achievements, woo!) It's incredibly casual, but I like the whole process of collecting evidence and analyzing crime scenes and all that.  Since Telltale took over the franchise, it's become *slightly* more puzzly, but I wish they'd give us free roam of the crime scenes, rather than locked camera positions. 

I also beat all of the Story Modes on Soul Calibur 4, which I also enjoyed more than I thought I would.  I managed to get all of the extra characters and see the cutscenes, but the other mode is too frustrating for me to continue with. 

Back to the rental company with both of ya!

Hoping for a music game, as I really haven't played one since Guitar Hero 3.
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Post by: spaceforarent on December 06, 2009, 07:37:11 PM
God of War 3 demo. It's needlessly violent and totally awesome.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 08, 2009, 03:58:59 PM
Batman: Arkham Asylum (finally).  Took me a while to get back into the groove of the game, and the fact that first thing I had to do was fight 16 guys turned out to be pretty tough.  The final boss was a little easier than I was expecting, though his "vulnerable" time was frustratingly short.  I also went back into the game and got the final few Riddler trophies and completed that.  I've tried a few of the challenges, but they don't really hold much interest for me.  Great game!
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Post by: Compound on December 11, 2009, 09:10:48 AM
Assassin's Creed II

Quite a fun ride. For whatever reason, the first AC never really grabbed me, but this one did. The missions were fairly varied. The city environments were fun to run around in. About the only thing that I found a bit silly came in during messages left from another person, which took an eye-rolling trip to the goofy at times. I won't say too much, as it's fairly spoilerish, but I'll just say that while I can accept Templars and Assassins fighting a secret war, tying them into everything gets silly. But that has little to do with the gameplay and isn't even a main point of the plot, at least until the very very end.

Otherwise, had a great time with it.
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Post by: Cosmic Muse on December 11, 2009, 10:05:56 AM
Well, you can't really beat a game like The Sims 3, but I am pleased as punch that I maxed out the Visa levels to Visa Level 3 for all three vacation spots. It took alot of trips, puzzle solving and whatnot to do it too. Plus as a bonus it was my Sim's lifetime wish to do this so he's permanently platinum.
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Post by: MWolf on December 16, 2009, 08:07:41 AM
Dawn of War 2 on the hardest difficulty. Primearch ;)
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Post by: MWolf on December 30, 2009, 10:58:43 AM
Assassin's Creed II 1000 Gamerscore
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 31, 2009, 09:25:27 PM
Uncharted 2.  That's a great fucking game.  Still one too many shooty bits for my taste, but it's more than made up for in the storytelling and presentation.  Nolan North is pretty awesome as Drake, and the set-pieces sprinkled throughout are truly spectacular.  My favourite section is easily the whole Nepalese city bit, which is just utter chaos and ends with the train.  The train!

I'm working on Assassin's Creed 2 now.  Not sure if I want to get all 1000 points, but the collection fever has struck me a little.   :)
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Post by: spaceforarent on January 02, 2010, 10:49:43 AM
Beat LitttleBigPlanet PSP instead yesterday morning. If you have a PSP or PS3, you really should try these games out. So much fun.
And the PSP one has a bunch of awesome movie references near the end. The main character guy is called Ed Wooden, and he's a movie director that wins a Golden Turkey award.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 04, 2010, 12:00:18 PM
Just beat Tales of Monkey Island: Rise of the Pirate God. It left me with a huge grin on my face. Telltale knocked this one out of the park. Now I have to suffer Telltalelessness until Sam and Max Season 3 comes out who-knows-when.
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 05, 2010, 11:55:14 PM
GTA IV. The main story, anyway. Plenty more to do in the game if I want to obsess, of course. God Almighty, was the ending depressing. Great game, very good at sucking me in for hours at a time. I'm looking forward to playing the DLCs sometime soon. Probably get them in physical form, though. My hard drive space is getting slim these days.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 07, 2010, 10:37:04 AM
Mass Effect: I don't know why I waited so long to really devote my time to beating this. The ending was satisfying and the story was awesome from start to finish. Bring on Mass Effect 2! -- Now do I want the lie detector armor from Best Buy or the Blackstorm armor from Gamestop...
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Post by: MWolf on January 07, 2010, 11:13:13 PM
Mass Effect: I don't know why I waited so long to really devote my time to beating this. The ending was satisfying and the story was awesome from start to finish. Bring on Mass Effect 2! -- Now do I want the lie detector armor from Best Buy or the Blackstorm armor from Gamestop...

I pre ordered Mass Effect 2 Collectors (ya right) edition from gamestop. But I in no way shape or form intend on opening for atleast a month or two while I work and go to school 10-14 hours a day.

Good times..... blah!
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 07, 2010, 11:49:45 PM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Haven't had so much fun ripping people apart since God of War II. Kinda short, but most action games are. Had a few WTF moments with the quicktime events, though. Especially a particular one that I didn't learn was made a hell of a lot easier in Feral sense mode . . . after I'd already damn near torn a ligament or something beating it straight by twitch-mashing on the X button.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 11, 2010, 07:32:43 AM
Dead Space.  What a great game...superb graphics, a great leveling system, tons of genuinely scary moments, and a handful of really epic set-pieces.  There were a couple moments where the controls were a little clunky (the zero gravity jumping was especially finnicky), but I really enjoyed it, and look forward to the sequel.
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on January 15, 2010, 10:34:48 PM
infamous a few days ago on the good ending, next in a few months, the bad ending.  i dont think i will try to get all the damn shards though, unless really get bored.  fun game.

comet crash.  simple tower defense game that was awesomely simple in concept and yet so addictive that i ended up wasting more time on it than infamous.

working on prototype,  a game that i thought would be like infamous, but is barely that.  it's fun to run up walls and glide from the beginning, but i wish that it had the radar thing that infamous had.  it is def cool to consume military guys and clear out bases.  just wish there was a definite good/evil path system that infamous had.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 25, 2010, 05:47:30 AM
Zelda: Twilight Princess!

Not the best Zelda, but the worst Zelda game is better than most other games!
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 25, 2010, 07:12:56 AM
PixelJunk Shooter. Fun little game, and I assume there's definitely some DLC coming down the pipe, with the "to be continued..." ending.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on January 25, 2010, 08:58:01 AM
Portal

This is the second time through the main levels... I played it originally when the Orange Box first came out and have played it off and on over the last few months for my second go round. A great puzzle game with a wonderful sense of humor. I'll still surprised that they haven't released a half dozen level packs for this one already... this type of gameplay just seems to scream for add-on content... I figured after all the hype it got, they would be a ton of DLC for it... I dunno, maybe there is and I just don't pay attention to the Steam update news anymore. Either way, great little time waster. Highly recommended.
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Post by: lassieface on February 06, 2010, 02:47:56 PM
Star Wars the Force Unleased - Good concept; horrible controls
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Post by: mrbasehart on February 10, 2010, 07:36:44 PM
In a way, I guess I just beat The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.  I looove the art style, making Link much more expressive than usual and distinguishing itself from the other 3d Zelda games.  The constant searching is a little tedious, and sometimes not altogether rewarding, but remains fully within the formula of previous Zelda games.  Honestly though, I hate the temples.  :)
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Post by: MSTJedi on February 10, 2010, 09:54:56 PM
Star Wars the Force Unleased - Good concept; horrible controls

Which console? I have it for the Wii, and while I liked the controls, the graphics were seriously lacking. I've played the demo of the 360 version and it's like night and day. Since it was only a demo, I don't know how I feel about the controls on the 360, only that they're different and take some getting used to after the Wii. Man, is it much prettier on the 360, though.
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Post by: MWolf on February 10, 2010, 10:00:54 PM
Star Wars the Force Unleased - Good concept; horrible controls

Which console? I have it for the Wii, and while I liked the controls, the graphics were seriously lacking. I've played the demo of the 360 version and it's like night and day. Since it was only a demo, I don't know how I feel about the controls on the 360, only that they're different and take some getting used to after the Wii. Man, is it much prettier on the 360, though.

I always hear people complaining about the controls. But I never had a hard time. Not complicated at all and the assists it give you with your force powers are rediculous. You can barely aim at someone and there it goes shooting right at its face.

Anyways I played it on Xbox 360 and beat it on hardest difficulty. So had NO trouble at all.
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Post by: SJP on February 10, 2010, 10:41:36 PM
For some reason, I'm a glutton for punishment, and I would rather beat the game on super-hard the first time and unlock all the various "Beat the game on X difficulty" trophies in one go.  Thus, the first time I played Force Unleashed I got whupped.  HARD.  CONSTANTLY.

But then, after I got used to all the different force powers and unlocked "Ultra-Insano" hard, it wasn't too bad.  Just getting a handle on what to do and how to do it made everything so much better.  And then the Jedi Temple level forced me to play on the easier difficulties to get the trophies.

All I can say is, I really enjoyed being able to utterly whomp everybody on Padawan difficulty.  There's something very gratifying at seeing a horde of Stormtroopers, who gave no end of grief on super-hard, getting their just desserts with barely a scratch on me.  Sometimes, fish in a barrel is great at stress-relieving.
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Post by: MSTJedi on February 10, 2010, 10:44:38 PM
All I can say is, I really enjoyed being able to utterly whomp everybody on Padawan difficulty.  There's something very gratifying at seeing a horde of Stormtroopers, who gave no end of grief on super-hard, getting their just desserts with barely a scratch on me.  Sometimes, fish in a barrel is great at stress-relieving.

Well, that is a little more true to the films, right?
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Post by: MWolf on February 14, 2010, 12:50:41 PM
All of Mass Effect 1s Achievements....... Now to throw up in the bathroom.
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Post by: MSTJedi on February 14, 2010, 05:09:46 PM
All of Mass Effect 1s Achievements....... Now to throw up in the bathroom.

How the hell do you get the Completist achievement? I've gone to every planet and done every mission and still didn't get it.
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Post by: MWolf on February 14, 2010, 11:34:25 PM
All of Mass Effect 1s Achievements....... Now to throw up in the bathroom.

How the hell do you get the Completist achievement? I've gone to every planet and done every mission and still didn't get it.

Complete the majority of the game (35 assignments and 15 missions). Experience rewards increase by 5%

You mite be bugged? Because you dont need to get 100% I believe just a majority.
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Post by: Vent on February 14, 2010, 11:42:31 PM
Batman Arkham Asylum on Hard

And yea... Completionist isn't all that tough
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Post by: mrbasehart on February 15, 2010, 06:22:16 AM
All of Mass Effect 1s Achievements....... Now to throw up in the bathroom.

How the hell do you get the Completist achievement? I've gone to every planet and done every mission and still didn't get it.

Complete the majority of the game (35 assignments and 15 missions). Experience rewards increase by 5%

You mite be bugged? Because you dont need to get 100% I believe just a majority.

Yeah, that does mean all the little stuff you can do on the Citadel too, not just the big spacey action bits.
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Post by: MSTJedi on February 15, 2010, 02:48:26 PM
All of Mass Effect 1s Achievements....... Now to throw up in the bathroom.

How the hell do you get the Completist achievement? I've gone to every planet and done every mission and still didn't get it.

Complete the majority of the game (35 assignments and 15 missions). Experience rewards increase by 5%

You mite be bugged? Because you dont need to get 100% I believe just a majority.

Yeah, that does mean all the little stuff you can do on the Citadel too, not just the big spacey action bits.

I did absolutely everything I could in just about all my playthroughs and I still didn't get it . . . crazy game.
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Post by: MWolf on February 15, 2010, 09:44:23 PM
All of Mass Effect 1s Achievements....... Now to throw up in the bathroom.

How the hell do you get the Completist achievement? I've gone to every planet and done every mission and still didn't get it.

Complete the majority of the game (35 assignments and 15 missions). Experience rewards increase by 5%


You mite be bugged? Because you dont need to get 100% I believe just a majority.

Yeah, that does mean all the little stuff you can do on the Citadel too, not just the big spacey action bits.

I did absolutely everything I could in just about all my playthroughs and I still didn't get it . . . crazy game.
I also heard problems occur when you transfer over files or use a hard drive on multiple Xbox360s.

Im not sure if it will help. But I found forum topic talking all about it http://meforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=605221&forum=124

A snipet "In the games where I did most of my sidequests as early as they could be done, I got my completionist credit for the character I used.
" "In the games where I pushed through the mainline quests relatively quickly and did the side quests later, I didn't get any completionist credit for the side quests."
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Post by: lassieface on February 16, 2010, 02:58:17 PM
Bioshock! I just recently got around to playing it. It's, not surprisingly, very, very good. Now I need to play Fallout 3!
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Post by: Compound on February 18, 2010, 09:53:47 AM
Dante's Inferno (PS3)

A God of War-esque game involving a crusader who embarks on a quest to save his beloved from the fires of hell. Oh, and an evil marketing company is at work too, but they don't really show up in-game.

Mostly not bad. A bit short, and waaay too many QTE scenes where one wrong button press equals death and some rather poor choices for waypoints. And the next to last level (fraud, IIRC) is uninspired, consisting mostly of "fight these foes!" arena type things. On the plus side, the graphic design for the bad guys is appropriately disturbing. (And I think the lust level shows that someone on the staff has some rather severe issues.) But it was entertaining when I wasn't trying to throw the controller through the screen. A warning though, it's rated M for a reason.

Side note: the game ends with a "To be continued." (Literally.) I'm not sure if they're expecting to do a rather less exciting trip through Purgatory in the next game or if they're sending you to fight Robo-Satan.
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Post by: Vent on February 18, 2010, 11:48:34 AM
Dante's Inferno surprise final boss

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on February 18, 2010, 12:06:17 PM
Dante's Inferno (PS3)

A God of War-esque game involving a crusader who embarks on a quest to save his beloved from the fires of hell. Oh, and an evil marketing company is at work too, but they don't really show up in-game.

Mostly not bad. A bit short, and waaay too many QTE scenes where one wrong button press equals death and some rather poor choices for waypoints. And the next to last level (fraud, IIRC) is uninspired, consisting mostly of "fight these foes!" arena type things. On the plus side, the graphic design for the bad guys is appropriately disturbing. (And I think the lust level shows that someone on the staff has some rather severe issues.) But it was entertaining when I wasn't trying to throw the controller through the screen. A warning though, it's rated M for a reason.

Side note: the game ends with a "To be continued." (Literally.) I'm not sure if they're expecting to do a rather less exciting trip through Purgatory in the next game or if they're sending you to fight Robo-Satan.

yeah i played part of the demo and thought, hmmm this is just like god of war but with crappy weapons and better graphics.  i think i'll wait til it comes down a bit or rent it rather than buy it now
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Post by: Compound on February 18, 2010, 12:22:35 PM
Yeah, with a second playthrough, it would clock in at about the 20 hour mark, so it's probably not a good buy for the full retail price.
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Post by: MSTJedi on February 20, 2010, 12:56:48 AM
Mass Effect 2 for the second time. Now to replay my paragon male game to get things right for the inevitable import to ME3. . . and start out with some ridiculous bonuses.
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Post by: Nekrose on February 22, 2010, 02:30:37 PM
Spec ops for MW2. Now I just need to bother looking for the intel.  :-\
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Post by: Thrifty on March 08, 2010, 07:42:27 PM
Ninja Gaiden for NES.

Nah, I'm just kidding.  Nobody can beat Ninja Gaiden on NES.  Maybe with an emulator and some save states.
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Post by: Thrifty on March 08, 2010, 07:43:33 PM
Actually, I just beat Blaster Master Overdrive for WiiWare.  Tremendously awesome game.  132 times better than the original.  Just challenging enough that you get some real satisfaction when you finally win, but easy enough that it's not, like, Battletoads tough.
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Post by: mrbasehart on March 08, 2010, 07:58:58 PM
Ninja Gaiden for NES.

Nah, I'm just kidding.  Nobody can beat Ninja Gaiden on NES.  Maybe with an emulator and some save states.

Ever seen these? These are the sorts of videos that got me addicted to "Let's Play."

http://www.youtube.com/v/_lHQU5ybUgU&hl=en_GB&fs=1
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Post by: Thrifty on March 10, 2010, 07:43:16 AM
Oh yeah.  That Ninja Gaiden one.  There are some things that you have to see to believe.  Then there are things that you still won't believe after seeing it.

I'm fighting Jaquio on my emulator copy right now.  My save state is right at the start of the fight with full health.  I still can barely scratch the guy.  Imagine having to start over at the beginning of the level every time.  He beats you in like 45 seconds.  Where do you get practice on that?
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Post by: SJP on March 11, 2010, 11:14:18 AM
Spec ops for MW2. Now I just need to bother looking for the intel.  :-\

Dang!  Still looking for a buddy to finish Spec Ops with (I'm doing okay solo, but missions are just taking too long...plus there's the two Bravo missions that REQUIRE two people), but I've got the PS3 version, and everybody I know either never bought the game or now hates it with a passion.  Sure, the story's about as nonsensical as that Willy Wonka boat ride, but I still think Spec Ops is fun.

But I did just beat Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.  Fun, but one of the missions got on my nerves because you have to dodge cannon fire.  It's impossible to see, fires at random points, and kills you instantly if it touches you.  And the checkpoint that restores you takes you back just far enough to make it useless and annoying.  But past that, I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Nekrose on March 14, 2010, 10:42:35 AM
Just got the 1000 for Bad Company 2. They made this one far too easy.
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Post by: Compound on April 08, 2010, 04:40:13 PM
Just finished Bayonetta. Action sequences are pretty fun, but for Pete's sake, Sega. When you're making an action game, maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't have a multitude of 5-10 minute long cut-scenes in each chapter. Every time you start getting into a rhythm with the combat, boom, cut scene. Sigh. Integrate the story into the game, don't  constantly interrupt gameplay to spew a rather nonsensical story. Square didn't learn this lesson. Maybe Sega will.

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Post by: SJP on April 10, 2010, 01:49:20 PM
Just finished Bayonetta. Action sequences are pretty fun, but for Pete's sake, Sega. When you're making an action game, maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't have a multitude of 5-10 minute long cut-scenes in each chapter. Every time you start getting into a rhythm with the combat, boom, cut scene. Sigh. Integrate the story into the game, don't  constantly interrupt gameplay to spew a rather nonsensical story. Square didn't learn this lesson. Maybe Sega will.

Finished AvP, all campaigns on Nightmare difficulty.  To comment on Sega, I think they need to stop letting sado-masochists design their difficulty settings.  When it takes 3 hours and about 23 retries to beat the final level (Nightmare gives you no checkpoints; die, and start the level again), most of the time due to pure chance on the part of the enemies, it's a real kick in the nuts to have the final moment be a "Draw, or die instantly" moment.  QUICKTIME events aren't as frustrating, especially when you get to the boss FOUR times only to have him insta-kill you each time.
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Post by: spaceforarent on April 14, 2010, 06:03:57 PM
Minesweeper on advanced difficulty. I've done it before, but not for a long time.
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 07, 2010, 09:51:40 AM
Finally got around to conquering the first Super Mario Galaxy. Now I just need to get the remaining 46 stars so I can say I've REALLY beat the game. Then get all 120 all over again. Then I think there's one more. Then on to Super Mario Galaxy 2...
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Post by: SJP on June 22, 2010, 07:03:47 PM
Psychonauts.  In 3 days.  100% collections.  Addictive and funny as hell, but dammit, can they please, for the love of God, make a platform game where, when you jump at something, it actually freaking works?  Ever since platformers made the jump (pun definitely intended) from 2-D to 3-D, nobody has ever nailed the ability to land a jump properly unless you can judge the distance from the side.  And to make it worse, many of these jumps are to grab something in mid-air, so shadows can't help.  I swear, at least 30 times in that game I ended up dying/starting from the bottom of a long tower because I jumped past/through the object I was trying to grab.  Game makers, unless you're actually viewing the scene in 3-D, remember that pin-point precision jumps are difficult because monitors don't have depth perception .  Yet, anyway.  I'll give it until Avatar gets released in 3-D this December for this annoyance to get rectified quickly (I assume that movie will have 60% of households owning a 3-D TV set).
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Post by: TTYT on June 22, 2010, 10:15:30 PM
Bioshock and (finally) Portal. Still trying to find a full day in my schedule where I can tackle the last Strider battle of Half-Life 2: Episode Two...Playing through Bioshock again in the meantime, though as a sadistic Little Sister harvester this time instead of the caring rescuer I was last time.
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Post by: RoninFox on June 26, 2010, 05:01:17 PM
Just downloaded, played, and beat Star Fox 2, the unreleased game you can only get as a ROM.  I've played it before, and I might have beaten it before too, but this was the first time I'd found a ROM with an English translation, so I could finally follow the "plot" such as it is.  To date the only Star Fox game I haven't defeated is the first one, because the controls are so hard to get used to after playing the more advanced versions.
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Post by: Nekrose on July 05, 2010, 03:17:08 PM
1000 for Dead Space.
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Post by: TTYT on July 05, 2010, 05:48:03 PM
The asteroids bit of Dead Space. Had to lower my resolution to do it, but still...Whoo!
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Post by: MSTJedi on July 18, 2010, 10:07:39 AM
Beat the main story for Fable 2. Still plenty to buy and do, but at least I got the story finished. Is it just me or was that final battle a little anticlimactic?  :P
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 18, 2010, 05:40:37 PM
Beat the main story for Fable 2. Still plenty to buy and do, but at least I got the story finished. Is it just me or was that final battle a little anticlimactic?  :P

Yeah there's plenty to do after the main story is over.  Buying some of the bigger properties will give you a couple of quest-lines too.

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Post by: TTYT on July 26, 2010, 03:18:31 PM
Bioshock 2. Great game, very equal to the first. Especially liked
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Makes me wonder if you're gonna be a Big Sister in the third game...
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Post by: SJP on August 11, 2010, 06:32:57 PM
Lego Harry Potter.  Yeah, I know, it's a Lego game, not manly enough to really warrant a Woo-hoo, but dammit, those Lego games really suck you in.

Plus the fact that I beat it in 3 days.  All I can say is I hated having to get up for work in the morning a few nights in a row.   ;D
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 19, 2010, 10:41:04 AM
Well I'm probably the last gamer on the internet to beat Portal, and a satisfying ending it was. I'm ready for that sequel, now, Valve. What's that Valve? February? OK. I'll wait...
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 20, 2010, 10:47:41 AM
... So that awesome Jonathan Coulton song at the end does leave your brain eventually, right? Or will it take permanent residence alongside the Schnappi song?
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Post by: Kete on August 20, 2010, 10:52:16 AM
Well I'm probably the last gamer on the internet to beat Portal, and a satisfying ending it was. I'm ready for that sequel, now, Valve. What's that Valve? February? OK. I'll wait...

Maybe second to last.  Don't tell me about the cake, okay?
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 30, 2010, 04:39:23 AM
Red Dead Redempt....wait there's more? I mean, all the bad guys are dead...shouldn't that be it? No? I have to do a bunch of menial chores now? Really? Really?
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on August 30, 2010, 05:59:32 AM
Oh yeah I beat no more heroes 2 last week on apparently easy lol. It was a really quick game...I wonder what the peony was and why the gauge for the "revenge missions" was always at 0%. But it was a fun game nonetheless. I shall have to play it again some other time later on :p. Right now I am playing re4 for the wii ;D.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 30, 2010, 06:11:24 AM
Red Dead Redempt....wait there's more? I mean, all the bad guys are dead...shouldn't that be it? No? I have to do a bunch of menial chores now? Really? Really?

Keep going.
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 30, 2010, 06:45:33 AM
Red Dead Redempt....wait there's more? I mean, all the bad guys are dead...shouldn't that be it? No? I have to do a bunch of menial chores now? Really? Really?

Keep going.
Yea, I got to the end. Then did the special mission to get the credits. Now I'm trying to get that one trophy for paying off an over $5000 bail. I can't even get to $1000 though. Once I had it glitch so that I had a Wanted status, but the law wasn't chasing me or even appearing. Then a civilian killed me.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 30, 2010, 06:48:27 AM
Red Dead Redempt....wait there's more? I mean, all the bad guys are dead...shouldn't that be it? No? I have to do a bunch of menial chores now? Really? Really?

Keep going.
Yea, I got to the end. Then did the special mission to get the credits. Now I'm trying to get that one trophy for paying off an over $5000 bail. I can't even get to $1000 though. Once I had it glitch so that I had a Wanted status, but the law wasn't chasing me or even appearing. Then a civilian killed me.

There's a good place on one of the roofs in Blackwater, opposite the telegraph station.  It's an infinite spawn point for people, so you'll be able to pick them all off without having to go hunting.  If you look around on Youtube, there's a good video of it.
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Post by: SJP on August 30, 2010, 03:11:21 PM
Oddly enough, I found the saloon in Armadillo fairly easy to rack up points.  If you go upstairs and hide behind the railing, you can cover all three entrances pretty cleanly.  For awhile, though, finding guys to shoot can take some time.

It's the OTHER one, the public game "10 minute Wanted" trophy that's bothering me.  I actually almost had the thing, too, but some ASS, who wasn't doing anything but standing around for at least 5 minutes, shotgunned me as I was leaving.  Then he would just shoot me every time I respawned.

You know, I'm all well and good with picking a good ol' fashioned gunfight in open games, but if that's what you want to do, just ask first (or, if no mic, fire a warning shot or two).  I just hate these guys that get their jollies by annoying players, especially when asked politely not to.

That's why I don't care much for MP trophies.

Did finally beat Crawmerax, though...or, at least, teamed up with a group that killed Crawmerax.  Man, I missed Borderlands.   ;D
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Post by: MWolf on August 30, 2010, 09:58:38 PM
Red Dead Redempt....wait there's more? I mean, all the bad guys are dead...shouldn't that be it? No? I have to do a bunch of menial chores now? Really? Really?

Keep going.

Are you ever going to beat Lost  Odyssey? =P hehe
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 31, 2010, 01:40:25 AM
Red Dead Redempt....wait there's more? I mean, all the bad guys are dead...shouldn't that be it? No? I have to do a bunch of menial chores now? Really? Really?

Keep going.

Are you ever going to beat Lost  Odyssey? =P hehe

You know... probably not.  :)

I booted it up and it'd been so long since I played the game, I'd forgotten basically everything about it.  I started again, but I gave up about an hour in.  I think I might have lost my tolerance for JRPGs for the moment.  The biggest thing that bugged me? The main character design.  He wasn't burdened with the shitty unrealistic stuff that Final Fantasy characters get lumbered with, but by God...

(http://xbox360media.gamespy.com/xbox360/image/article/851/851710/lost-odyssey-20080212053458048.jpg)

...that random lock of hair plastered down the middle of his face! It's completely retarded! Just brush it behind your ear and look normal!

I might get back to it if the RPG well runs dry, but I've yet to complete my Evil Mass Effect 2 playthrough or another Dragon Age completion (not to mention Awakenings) and the DLC that's come out for both.  And Fallout comes out in a couple of months... 
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 31, 2010, 02:13:36 AM
Oddly enough, I found the saloon in Armadillo fairly easy to rack up points.  If you go upstairs and hide behind the railing, you can cover all three entrances pretty cleanly.  For awhile, though, finding guys to shoot can take some time.

It's the OTHER one, the public game "10 minute Wanted" trophy that's bothering me.  I actually almost had the thing, too, but some ASS, who wasn't doing anything but standing around for at least 5 minutes, shotgunned me as I was leaving.  Then he would just shoot me every time I respawned.

You know, I'm all well and good with picking a good ol' fashioned gunfight in open games, but if that's what you want to do, just ask first (or, if no mic, fire a warning shot or two).  I just hate these guys that get their jollies by annoying players, especially when asked politely not to.

That's why I don't care much for MP trophies.

Did finally beat Crawmerax, though...or, at least, teamed up with a group that killed Crawmerax.  Man, I missed Borderlands.   ;D
That's actually exactly where I've been doing it successfully, but slowly. I find I have to leave the area after a while though, the build up of dead bodies/dropped ammo starts to slow things down for me. I actually had the $5,000 once...then died trying to leave. I've got it saved at around $3000 now.

I always have weird free roam experiences. Once these two guys killed me then stole my horse. So I chased them around for a while and killed them while they tried to regroup. Then they invited me to join their posse, and we went our separate ways.

Another time this group was protecting their "base" (the castle place with the cannons, I forget the name. So me and a bunch of random other people kept invading it. I intended to actually do missions, but found that to be way more fun.
I really dig that free roam system though. Nice to be able just kill and be killed and not have it mean much.
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Post by: RoninFox on August 31, 2010, 02:46:23 AM
Been a productive week.  Got done with replays of Ghostbusters and Arkham Asylum, and beat God of War III for the first time, and got a good ending on Heavy Rain.  Both nice and epic conclusions.  Really curious how the hell they're going to continue God of War now.  The end of the credits stinger implies "hell yes there's going to be a sequel, what do you think we're going to let this cash machine run out?"  but since Olympus is pretty much cleaned out (except for Aphrodite, who seems to just lay around waiting for people to wander by and screw her) and some of the folks in Hades even got re-killed who else is left to fight?  Is it time to break away from Greece?  Is Kratos going to wander the world destroying the belief structures of all the ancient world?
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Post by: doggans on August 31, 2010, 12:42:07 PM
... So that awesome Jonathan Coulton song at the end does leave your brain eventually, right? Or will it take permanent residence alongside the Schnappi song?

The latter, I'm afraid. Enjoy!

I just beat the finale of "Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse". Fun game, and about as close to "emotional roller coaster" as a Sam and Max story can get. I figured out which character the big bad would be from the beginning, but who they actually were caught me off guard and made me laugh out loud.

Only downside: the other chapters in this season all had some pretty interesting gameplay mechanics, such as the psychic powers and the noir-style interrogations. This chapter was relatively by the numbers, gameplay-wise, other than the lack of you-know-who.
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Post by: SJP on August 31, 2010, 05:00:08 PM
Been a productive week.  Got done with replays of Ghostbusters and Arkham Asylum, and beat God of War III for the first time, and got a good ending on Heavy Rain.  Both nice and epic conclusions.  Really curious how the hell they're going to continue God of War now.  The end of the credits stinger implies "hell yes there's going to be a sequel, what do you think we're going to let this cash machine run out?"  but since Olympus is pretty much cleaned out (except for Aphrodite, who seems to just lay around waiting for people to wander by and screw her) and some of the folks in Hades even got re-killed who else is left to fight?  Is it time to break away from Greece?  Is Kratos going to wander the world destroying the belief structures of all the ancient world?

Well, he WOULD be the kind of guy to just wander over and kick somebody else's ass, just because he ran out of ass where he was standing.

Maybe something less used in gaming?  Ancient Sumerian, maybe?  I'd pay good money to see Kratos fight a giant Slor.   ;)
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Post by: Compound on August 31, 2010, 05:56:12 PM
Is it time to break away from Greece?  Is Kratos going to wander the world destroying the belief structures of all the ancient world?

I'll point to Penny Arcade's idea:

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/814155141_3dnYd-L.jpg)

I'll note  that I've already killed Satan in Darksiders and Dante's Inferno, and I'm pretty sure that I offed someone called God in one of the SMT games.

Personally, I'll go with Kratos versus his dead wife's seven evil exes.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 31, 2010, 05:59:28 PM
I would like it if they got away from Kratos.  He's such an insufferable dick, that it makes playing those games a chore.
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Post by: MWolf on August 31, 2010, 10:01:49 PM
Is it time to break away from Greece?  Is Kratos going to wander the world destroying the belief structures of all the ancient world?

I'll point to Penny Arcade's idea:

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/814155141_3dnYd-L.jpg)



 :D
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Post by: Compound on September 01, 2010, 12:02:28 AM
I would like it if they got away from Kratos.  He's such an insufferable dick, that it makes playing those games a chore.

+1 to this. I played all three within a short period of time with each other. By the end of III, I had probably hit 2 dozen instances where I just had utter contempt for Kratos as a being. There's being an anti-hero and then there's being an inhuman monster and Kratos ended up strolling solely down the inhuman route somewhere in II, let alone "I destroyed most of humanity!" in the third one.
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on September 01, 2010, 09:39:31 AM
Yeah I kind of got that feeling too when I played the first one :p
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 10, 2010, 08:28:48 PM
Scott Pilgrim. Holy crap was that last level tough. Well, not so much tough as really long for how much you have to do. Seriously, how many times do you defeat Gideon without having a new starting off point?
Now, just 3 more characters to beat it with...
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Post by: Invader_quirk on September 10, 2010, 08:34:20 PM
Just got 100% of items in Metroid Other M. Man, I really loved this game. To me, this really felt like the perfect evolution of Metroid gameplay. This is the absolute best way to bring Metroid into 3D. Only issue I have is that it's too short. I've still got hard mode to beat, but I'm going to take a break and beat a few other games I've started.
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Post by: SJP on September 10, 2010, 09:15:54 PM
Scott Pilgrim. Holy crap was that last level tough. Well, not so much tough as really long for how much you have to do. Seriously, how many times do you defeat Gideon without having a new starting off point?
Now, just 3 more characters to beat it with...

Yes...3...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 10, 2010, 09:39:11 PM
Scott Pilgrim. Holy crap was that last level tough. Well, not so much tough as really long for how much you have to do. Seriously, how many times do you defeat Gideon without having a new starting off point?
Now, just 3 more characters to beat it with...

Yes...3...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: TTYT on September 10, 2010, 11:02:11 PM
Dead Space. DAMN, that game is fun. Can't wait for the sequel.
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Post by: SJP on September 11, 2010, 12:30:26 AM
Bioshock 2, Hard, No Vitas, Bad Ending.  Don't know why, I always like doing the bad ending first...I think I just like to end my game experience on a pleasant note.  I think it all really started with Silent Hill...I ended up getting the super-awful ending first (that one is sort of a no-brainer bad ending, considering you pretty much have to have a strategy guide in order to GET the good endings), and worked my way up to the best ending last.  Or, well, technically, the UFO ending, which was just as good.

I didn't hate the story, either, like everybody else did.  I think people would've liked it just fine if it weren't a sequel, but its own separate game.
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Post by: TTYT on September 18, 2010, 05:37:22 PM
Half-Life - well, Half-Life: Source, which is just essentially Half-Life with ragdolls on enemies...

I feel particularly good about this one because the last time I played the game 10 years ago, I couldn't beat it even on easy...so I used godmode and noclip. Now I've finally beaten it without cheating...

...Course, now I've still got to beat that goddamn Strider battle in Half-Life 2: Episode 2. @#$!
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Post by: RoninFox on September 22, 2010, 05:44:25 AM
Just beat Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse. Awesome all the way through, seems the closest of the Tell Tale Games to getting to the classic humor of the comics and Hit the Road (and I loved the references to HtR they slipped into this one). The puzzles were fun as usual, Max's new psychic powers helped keep things fresh, and several story arcs from all three seasons came to a head. The last episode was suitably epic, though the third one might be my favorite just for the sake of style. The final reveal of the main villain actually got me to laugh out loud, and that's very hard for a game to do. (the last one to do it was Portal). Also, a complete Sam & Max season without the f***ing Soda Poppers. Nice.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 29, 2010, 04:41:54 PM
I beat 2 games in the past couple of days: Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper, which is a puzzle adventure game for the 360.  I enjoyed it, despite obvious limitations and a couple of ropey puzzles.

And I can now finally put to be Fallout 3.  Apart from a couple of missions where you need to be evil, I've done everything in the game - including all the DLC.  There's a few achievements I could go back and get, but I'm not too bothered about that.  The time on the game is at 108 hours, so I'm pretty much done with it now.  :)  Bring on New Vegas!

I also completed the Adventure mode in Puzzle Quest for what must be the fifth time, though this time on the 360.  Got the 20,000,000 achievement too, which was a relief.
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Post by: MWolf on September 30, 2010, 06:03:28 AM
I beat 2 games in the past couple of days: Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper, which is a puzzle adventure game for the 360.  I enjoyed it, despite obvious limitations and a couple of ropey puzzles.

And I can now finally put to be Fallout 3.  Apart from a couple of missions where you need to be evil, I've done everything in the game - including all the DLC.  There's a few achievements I could go back and get, but I'm not too bothered about that.  The time on the game is at 108 hours, so I'm pretty much done with it now.  :)  Bring on New Vegas!

I also completed the Adventure mode in Puzzle Quest for what must be the fifth time, though this time on the 360.  Got the 20,000,000 achievement too, which was a relief.

For the Evil achievements in FAllout 3 just lookup the "Big Town" Leveling glitch. You pretty much just need to start a new character and just do some repeatable conversation that gives you exp each time. Until you get sandman. Then you just kill someone who is sleeping over and over... 30 easy lvls =P
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 30, 2010, 06:11:56 AM
For the Evil achievements in FAllout 3 just lookup the "Big Town" Leveling glitch. You pretty much just need to start a new character and just do some repeatable conversation that gives you exp each time. Until you get sandman. Then you just kill someone who is sleeping over and over... 30 easy lvls =P

I know how to do them, I think I even have saves around the points where it'd be a little more convenient.  But that feels a little too much like work for a game I really enjoyed.  I mean, I love achievement points, but not enough to ruin one of my favourite games.  :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on October 13, 2010, 09:27:47 PM
Beat Comic Jumper.  Some of those levels are pretty tough! It's also repetitive and quite grind-y at times, which is a shame, since the package the game's presented in is awesome. 
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Post by: MWolf on October 14, 2010, 10:25:04 AM
For the Evil achievements in FAllout 3 just lookup the "Big Town" Leveling glitch. You pretty much just need to start a new character and just do some repeatable conversation that gives you exp each time. Until you get sandman. Then you just kill someone who is sleeping over and over... 30 easy lvls =P

I know how to do them, I think I even have saves around the points where it'd be a little more convenient.  But that feels a little too much like work for a game I really enjoyed.  I mean, I love achievement points, but not enough to ruin one of my favourite games.  :)

Usualy if I love the game I get all the achievements that are humanly possible to show my love for it!. Beating New Vegas on hardest difficulty mite be a pain in the ass. But I will try atleast!


Plus im a pretty aweful achievement whore. I have all the achievements for Mass Effect 1 and I am sure anyone who played that knows how hard it is... and time consuming.
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 09, 2010, 02:19:42 PM
The Undead Nightmare DLC got me back into Red Dead Redemption, so I played that until I got 100%. Now I can use the Bureau uniform and run around killing everyone I want with no trouble from the law! Considering going for some trophies now, maybe try getting a real 100%...
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on November 09, 2010, 04:47:07 PM
I really have to get red dead redemption now but I also want to wait til they have an edition with all the dlc in it already.
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Post by: SJP on November 09, 2010, 06:00:21 PM
The Undead Nightmare DLC got me back into Red Dead Redemption, so I played that until I got 100%. Now I can use the Bureau uniform and run around killing everyone I want with no trouble from the law! Considering going for some trophies now, maybe try getting a real 100%...

You and me both.  Those public session ones are awful.  I almost got the "Have your team win 4 in a row," and my team choked on the fourth match after wiping the floor the first 3 matches.

Still, give me a holler if you want to go for those.  I only really like going into multiplayer if I know people, and I've had some crap times with complete strangers on Red Dead.

EDIT: I should mention I finished the Undead Nightmare the other night.  I didn't quite get "Fan Service," until I saw a book at work and realized there was a huge internet meme I was missing out on...
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 09, 2010, 09:21:17 PM
I've got a friend that might join in for trophies, though odds are he's wrapped up in New Vegas. Not even sure if he goes for trophies too, but maybe I can talk him into helping.
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Post by: Sideswipe on November 10, 2010, 10:32:44 AM
Resident Evil 5.  Despite my great dislike of the contols in this game I stuck with it and got through it.  It just feels way to stiff for me, even turning up the speed to highest, and I hate not bieng able to move while shooting.
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Post by: TTYT on November 10, 2010, 06:42:55 PM
FINALLY beat Half-Life 2: Episode Two!


...like 5 months after getting the game. Christ, that final battle is hard. And I almost didn't win again - I got the last Strider like probably a second or two before it would've taken out the missile silo.

Now I'm scared for the finale of the next Half-Life game..."FOUR STRIDERS INCOMING! WITH 10 HUNTERS AND 5 GUNSHIPS ASSISTING THEM!"
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Post by: MWolf on November 11, 2010, 01:27:12 PM
FINALLY beat Half-Life 2: Episode Two!


...like 5 months after getting the game. Christ, that final battle is hard. And I almost didn't win again - I got the last Strider like probably a second or two before it would've taken out the missile silo.

Now I'm scared for the finale of the next Half-Life game..."FOUR STRIDERS INCOMING! WITH 10 HUNTERS AND 5 GUNSHIPS ASSISTING THEM!"

Well... The last Strider always gets that far... a lil more or less.
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Post by: Scribblesense on November 13, 2010, 09:50:24 PM
Fallout 3. (Xbox)

Well, at least, I gave up trying to beat the Broken Steel addon because I got bored with it and it was bugged to hell. Everything up to that was fun though.
A hell of a lot to do, and I really like that in a game. Most of the problems I had with it were minor, but I'll go into detail:

Color palette - the grey on grey went really well with the grey. I know it's supposed to be a wasteland, but I don't think nuclear radiation ends up whitewashing everything it comes into contact with. I had a hard time telling things in the environment apart, which, despite the "ambiance", is never a plus.

Morality - this is something I'm really starting to be annoyed by in any and all sandbox morality games. Namely, that everyone you run into is an amoral bastard that would beat their own grandmothers to death with a broken beer bottle if it felt right at the time. Obviously, I'm exaggerating for comedic effect, but it's starting to feel that way. I guess it makes characters more interesting if they're not fully evil or fully righteous, but I'm starting to disagree. The illusion of choice is starting to wear me down. What I'm saying is: stop substituting amorality for true morality. Even in a world where everyone is doing the most brutal things to each other just to survive, one can afford to take a stand about what's right and what's wrong. Gah. This whole line of thought just flares up my angsty nature.

Sniper Rifles - Why can't I use them the way they're meant to be used? This whole weapon balancing act is inherently flawed when it's actually easier to run into a group of enemies guns blazing than develop some sort of strategy, thinning them out quietly and methodically. It reaches the point where certain weapons are completely useless.

Motorcycles - They're everywhere damnit! Let me ride one!

Despite these minor complaints, it was damn fun, and I'm looking forward to New Vegas.
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Post by: MSTJedi on November 13, 2010, 11:11:30 PM
I am so there with you on the motorcycles. I finally figured out that the only reason they're there is so you can blow them up if an enemy happens to be next to it (same as every other vehicle in Fallout 3).

As for sniper rifles, I'm not sure exactly what you're getting at, unless you mean that once you shoot it, your enemies know where you are. If you have enough Sneak skill, you *can* get a good sniper shot or two off before they know you're there. I really do wish they had a silenced sniper rifle, though. I mean, really, what frakkin' good is that silenced 10mm, anyway? Even if you do get a sneak attack critical on someone, it still wouldn't kill anything more than a molerat (maybe) and the range on it sucks.

I also agree on the color palette. There is only so much of it I can take before I have to play something more vibrant to wash the "bleh" from my head.

Otherwise, way too addicting of a game. Still need to work on getting that 50 speech wins achievement . . .
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 14, 2010, 05:20:08 AM
Otherwise, way too addicting of a game. Still need to work on getting that 50 speech wins achievement . . .

There's a kid in the children's town that you can talk to over and over again and get a speech check.

I think manual shooting works much better in Fallout: New Vegas.  The snap to ironsights really helps with long-range targets, even without a scope. 

Honestly, I don't want vehicles in the Fallout games - unless you make the world 5 times larger and a lot sparser.  Motorcycles would make everything too convenient.   :)
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Post by: Scribblesense on November 14, 2010, 03:44:33 PM
As for sniper rifles, I'm not sure exactly what you're getting at, unless you mean that once you shoot it, your enemies know where you are. If you have enough Sneak skill, you *can* get a good sniper shot or two off before they know you're there. I really do wish they had a silenced sniper rifle, though. I mean, really, what frakkin' good is that silenced 10mm, anyway? Even if you do get a sneak attack critical on someone, it still wouldn't kill anything more than a molerat (maybe) and the range on it sucks.

Well (because I didn't go into enough detail in my previous post), they don't zoom in far enough to be of serious use. If an enemy is sitting on a bench with his head in the clouds and his thumb up his butt, there's no reason I should miss: like in Evergreen Mills, with a dozen raiders sitting in a canyon being pure sniper bait, I miss with my high-powered rifle and all of a sudden they're trimming my nose hairs with some 10mm peashooters. I ended up running in with a shotgun and blowing their heads off at close range.

Of course, most of the time I ran around with the sniper rifle, closed the gap until I got a 95% chance to hit in VATS and took their heads off that way - which just doesn't feel right to me. It shouldn't be more effective than staying at range.

Also, the sniper rifle just wears out too quick and starts doing pitiful damage, to the point where it's easier to snipe with a Chinese Assault Rifle - which I had done a fair share of times. The Sniper Rifle just feels useless when there are weapons just as deadly and twice as versatile.

While the discussion's open, did anybody ever find a legitimate use for third-person view other than seeing how cool your armor looks? Maybe it's useful when using melee weapons, I don't know; but I beat the game without ever leaving first-person.

I think manual shooting works much better in Fallout: New Vegas.  The snap to ironsights really helps with long-range targets, even without a scope. 

Honestly, I don't want vehicles in the Fallout games - unless you make the world 5 times larger and a lot sparser.  Motorcycles would make everything too convenient.   :)

I agree with the ironsights. So much more useful.

I really just want a motorcycle because it would be badass. It would become completely useless once you have enough fast travel points, honestly. But still, badass.
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Post by: TTYT on November 24, 2010, 07:12:55 AM
Beat Half-Life: Opposing Force over the weekend. And by next week's end - hell, tonight's end, most likely - I'll probably have gotten through Blue Shift as well, seeing as I just bought it yesterday and by the time I went to sleep last night, I was already halfway through the damn thing.

Now if only Half-Life: Decay was available on Steam...

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Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 14, 2011, 10:03:09 PM
I finished de Blob 2 last week. I loved it even more than the first game (which was one of my favourite games to come out on the Wii)
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Post by: SJP on April 16, 2011, 09:49:22 AM
Fallout 3, plus the DLC.

I've now officially spent more time on it than FFXIII.  And it was MUCH more enjoyable.  No grind necessary; as I explored and saw new things, I just leveled up and improved.  Problem is, it's the PS3 version...especially when it came to the DLC, there were so many bugs, bugs, bugs.  I mean, I know Bethesda makes very complicated games with a lot going on in them, but when people say your games are freezing up, believe them...they're not just whistling Dixie here.  I've played Call of Cthulhu, Elder Scrolls 3, Elder Scrolls 4, and Fallout 3, and all of them so far have bugs that can stop your gaming experience dead, especially if you have a console.  That's not a good track record.

Main Game: Just a blast.  My main gripe is with the ants.  I just hated having to deal with them.  But that's a personal thing.  Rest of the game was just fun when it was working.

Operation: Anchorage: Started out fun during the stealth stuff, got a little slow when it got to the "squad load-out" section...and with the lag, sometimes that slowness was quite literal.

The Pitt: I had low expectations for this one, and it actually defied them...for the first half.  Then, when it started getting maze-y running around on the rooftops, it started getting old.  The setting itself is beautiful made; the steel mill is a real work of art.

Point Lookout: My favorite of them, despite the near game-crippling bug I ran into on the last story mission (froze every time I tried to return to Calvert Mansion until I made a different choice for the jamming device).  I just wish there was more to do there, though I was happy that the dungeon crawling was kept to a minimum.

Broken Steel: Level 30 aside, I liked most of it except for the trip to the Olney Power Plant.  I'd already seen more than my fair share of Metro tunnels through most of the game, was it really necessary to put three big dungeons in a row just to collect one thing?  Ending was pretty good, though.

Mothership Zeta: Hilarious, but kind of disappointing.  I loved how the aliens were basically the guys from Mars Attacks when they talked, and all the recordings where they just keep stun-prodding everyone, but again, there's a lot of wandering through lots of empty corridors and only a few really 'wow' moments.  And keeping Jackson alive during the electric tower sequence was a real laugh and a half.

Overall, I probably would've liked the DLC more if the PS3 version didn't lock up or bog down every ten minutes or so, but it hardly makes the game not worth playing.  Might have to hold off on New Vegas for awhile, though; never good to follow up an RPG with another RPG.
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on April 16, 2011, 09:57:43 AM
I think the pc version was quite a bit buggy too though it got updated faster as well...I got the goty edition that supposedly had the most recent updates but I haven't played too much of it a yet :p
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2011, 01:31:27 PM
Fallout 3, plus the DLC.

It's great, right? :)  I think I put about 120 hours into the game, easily the most time I've ever put into a single playthrough of one game.  The awesomet thing about the DLC is that it made me go through the bits I'd missed of the main game too, finding all the special weapons and armour.

I agree that you probably shouldn't follow up Fallout 3 with New Vegas, but I'm currently in deep with that game and it seems to be a similar experience, with some better shooting and companion mechanics.  And I'm only 44 hours in! :)
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Post by: Scribblesense on April 16, 2011, 03:47:14 PM
Fallout 3, plus the DLC.

It's great, right? :)  I think I put about 120 hours into the game, easily the most time I've ever put into a single playthrough of one game.  The awesomet thing about the DLC is that it made me go through the bits I'd missed of the main game too, finding all the special weapons and armour.

I agree that you probably shouldn't follow up Fallout 3 with New Vegas, but I'm currently in deep with that game and it seems to be a similar experience, with some better shooting and companion mechanics.  And I'm only 44 hours in! :)

Yeah, after beating Fallout 3 a couple months ago (about 60-80 hrs only) I still don't have the stomach to start playing New Vegas regularly. Just feels like same old, same old. I'll get to it eventually though (unless I get my hands on Portal 2 soon).
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Post by: TTYT on April 17, 2011, 12:38:15 PM
Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

I must say,
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Fantastic game, though.
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on April 17, 2011, 12:53:39 PM
I just saw that and thought about d/l it. Is it worth it?
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 17, 2011, 03:38:29 PM
I just finished A Kingdom for Keflings for Xbox Live Arcade. It's a fun game. It can be a bit of a grind toward the end, but it's an awesome game. Now I can move on to A World of Keflings!

I also just finally finished the Majesty: Kingmaker expansion pack. A nice bit of additional content, and some really hairy missions. Now I can move on to Battles of Ardania.

It's amazing how much gaming one can get done when one's wife has gone out of town. :^)
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Post by: TTYT on April 17, 2011, 05:26:10 PM
I just saw that and thought about d/l it. Is it worth it?

Yes. Extremely good game.
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Post by: SJP on April 17, 2011, 05:36:15 PM
Actually, watching this video may give you an idea if you would find Amnesia scary or not...as this fellow certainly did.

Clip NSFW for language and internet-related loss of dignity. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSzpvq73FY)

I haven't reacted to it like that...I'm more of the type to laugh when something spooky happens, especially in haunted houses...but it's definitely a much more thrilling experience than Dead Space.
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Post by: TTYT on April 17, 2011, 07:56:02 PM
This one's even better (NSFW language and slight spoilers, though) - you can even hear the guy's mom in the background laughing at him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fmXOIbY3d

But yeah, it's an awesome game.
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on April 17, 2011, 08:36:46 PM
Want to know one bad thing about my nook color? No flash support yet, so no youtube vids on it yet :( and I is too lazy to see tem on my comp.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on April 22, 2011, 08:48:09 PM
Just beat Okami after 59 hours. I can't recommend this game enough. If you own a Wii, you have no choice but to buy this. It could be the best adventure game I've ever played. I don't know if it beats out Majora's Mask, but it's definitely close. I played this after playing through Twilight Princess a second time, and there's just no comparison. Okami blows it out of the water. It's everything TP should have been.

 Okami reminded me why I play video games and took me back to the days of my youth playing Ocarina of Time for the first time. I never thought a game would evoke those feelings again now that I'm older, but Okami did it. That a game crafted with this much care and love for the medium could bomb as badly as it did seriously makes me want to cry. That's wrong and something needs to change.

Luckily they got a chance to make a sequel, and I can't wait to start Okamiden tomorrow!
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Post by: RoninFox on April 22, 2011, 09:46:10 PM
Beat Portal 2 last night. F'n awesome ending. Already playing again with the developers commentary on, looking forward to trying the multiplayer campaign.
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 28, 2011, 11:03:03 PM
Fallout: New Vegas. Went with the "Free New Vegas" ending without antagonizing the NCR. Found the credits very enlightening. First thing I noticed was that one the credits' quote was "Push the Button, Frank!" Also, this thing had a lot of voice talent that I recognized, but somehow never placed, aside from Michael Hogan and Michael Dorn. The ones that really got me were Dave Foley as Yes Man (channeling David Cross, apparently) and Felicia Day as Veronica (knew there was some reason I thought her voice was so cute).
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Post by: SJP on April 29, 2011, 09:41:25 AM
Fallout: New Vegas. Went with the "Free New Vegas" ending without antagonizing the NCR. Found the credits very enlightening. First thing I noticed was that one the credits' quote was "Push the Button, Frank!" Also, this thing had a lot of voice talent that I recognized, but somehow never placed, aside from Michael Hogan and Michael Dorn. The ones that really got me were Dave Foley as Yes Man (channeling David Cross, apparently) and Felicia Day as Veronica (knew there was some reason I thought her voice was so cute).

So, there's more than Ron Perlman and Liam Neeson in this one?  Nice.

Did finish Prince of Persia 2008.  Story was okay, and once I cleared up the whole "Beat the game wihtout getting saved 100 times" thingie, it got less frustrating.  Even still, the controls.  Oh, man, the controls.  You'd think by reducing all the various running controls to three basic buttons you would make it easier, but no.  Even when I got used to them, it was still a crapshoot half the time if they did what I planned on it to do.  I can't count the number of times I tried to wall-run, and the Prince thought it would be fun to simply climb straight up, then leap right off the wall to certain death.  Or try to climb straight up, and because he was turned slightly left he'd wall-run off a cliff to certain death.  Or...and this was really wild...completely ignore whatever direction I had pressed and simply leap whichever direction he felt like jumping.  I'm dead serious.  I know for a fact I had the joystick pointing in one direction a couple of times, took a jump, and he literally jumped in a completely random direction.  A couple of times this was because there was an "auto-stick" feature where he automatically aimed for something he could wall-run along or climb, but there wasn't enough of those to explain every "what the hell are you doing" leap of idiocy. 

The other major complaint is that much of the game is, well, pointless.  There are four major areas of the game, and each is divided into six sections.  In each section you run, jump, and collect 'life seeds,' and fight the evil ruler of that area.  In the sixth section, you have that ruler's final boss fight, where you finish them off and free the area.  But you only need to collect about half the life seeds to finish the game, and you get no bonuses for collecting all of them (or visible ones, as far as I know).  And the number of sections seems to be only to collect more seeds and fight the bosses numerous times (and don't get me started on the fighting system, which consists of 'being out of range' and 'close enough for the enemy to beat you to the punch every time').  It just becomes very repetitive fighting the same four bosses six times apiece for no reason other than making the game take longer to finish.  Even the powers you unlock during the game all do the same basic thing (get you from one area in another), just with different graphical methods of doing so.  It's nice to play a game where the collectibles are easy enough to find without needing a game guide to locate more than a handful, but it's shame that they're so unnecessary.  I think a big problem is the "open-world" system; when you can go practically anywhere at the start with no rigid story structure, Prince of Persia doesn't work; this isn't Assassin's Creed where having an open world to explore is part of the charm and there are main missions that grow the story.  It's very hard to get attached to characters when the open flow of the story never allows them to develop in any coherent fashion.

The end 'fight' is decent, but I think I see why they decided to go back to the 2002 PoP series for the new game...this reboot tried hard enough story-wise to make something new, but the gameplay itself is so hollow and the controls such a leap backwards (pun intended) that creating anything new along this storyline was going to be pushing uphill.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 02, 2011, 09:27:02 AM
 15 MINUTES AGO I BEAT MASS EFFECT!

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a really hard couple of levels in the end there but it was worth it.  i saved the council and got Captain Anderson appointed to it.  Yes!

That was the most rewarding game I have ever played through!  I love how each choice builds on the next until you have shaped the galaxy and I love exploring new planets.  I think the combat was better in Mass Effect 2 but other then that this game was pretty much perfect and I can't wait to see how the story changes in Mass Effect 2 when I load my Shepard.

I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 if it stays true to form this may end up being my favorite game series in history.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 02, 2011, 09:50:51 AM
15 MINUTES AGO I BEAT MASS EFFECT!

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a really hard couple of levels in the end there but it was worth it.  i saved the council and got Captain Anderson appointed to it.  Yes!

That was the most rewarding game I have ever played through!  I love how each choice builds on the next until you have shaped the galaxy and I love exploring new planets.  I think the combat was better in Mass Effect 2 but other then that this game was pretty much perfect and I can't wait to see how the story changes in Mass Effect 2 when I load my Shepard.

I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 if it stays true to form this may end up being my favorite game series in history.

Depending on what you did in your game and how many side quests you did, there are a lot of little cameos from the first game in ME 2. You can even hear about things you did in the first game in the news stories you hear as you walk through the cities.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 02, 2011, 10:06:35 AM
Plus because of the events of the first one, you're a bit of a legend.  It's kinda cool.

I beat Dragon Age 2 the other day, siding with the mages over the templars.  I enjoyed it, but I don't think it will be something I fondly remember in time, like KotoR or the Mass Effects.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 02, 2011, 10:15:51 AM
15 MINUTES AGO I BEAT MASS EFFECT!

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a really hard couple of levels in the end there but it was worth it.  i saved the council and got Captain Anderson appointed to it.  Yes!

That was the most rewarding game I have ever played through!  I love how each choice builds on the next until you have shaped the galaxy and I love exploring new planets.  I think the combat was better in Mass Effect 2 but other then that this game was pretty much perfect and I can't wait to see how the story changes in Mass Effect 2 when I load my Shepard.

I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 if it stays true to form this may end up being my favorite game series in history.

Depending on what you did in your game and how many side quests you did, there are a lot of little cameos from the first game in ME 2. You can even hear about things you did in the first game in the news stories you hear as you walk through the cities.

i think I did pretty much all of the sidequests except that stupid monkey chasing one.  I saved Wrex so hopefully that will come into play in either ME2 or ME3(I can't wait for that to come out!).
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Post by: TTYT on May 02, 2011, 11:04:50 AM
The Half-Life 2 episodes again, running through Commentary Mode. Christ, even with brief invulnerability while a commentary node's active, that Ep2 Strider Battle is still a bitch and a half...
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 02, 2011, 11:07:14 AM
15 MINUTES AGO I BEAT MASS EFFECT!

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a really hard couple of levels in the end there but it was worth it.  i saved the council and got Captain Anderson appointed to it.  Yes!

That was the most rewarding game I have ever played through!  I love how each choice builds on the next until you have shaped the galaxy and I love exploring new planets.  I think the combat was better in Mass Effect 2 but other then that this game was pretty much perfect and I can't wait to see how the story changes in Mass Effect 2 when I load my Shepard.

I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 if it stays true to form this may end up being my favorite game series in history.

Depending on what you did in your game and how many side quests you did, there are a lot of little cameos from the first game in ME 2. You can even hear about things you did in the first game in the news stories you hear as you walk through the cities.

i think I did pretty much all of the sidequests except that stupid monkey chasing one.  I saved Wrex so hopefully that will come into play in either ME2 or ME3(I can't wait for that to come out!).

Wrex does come into play in ME2 on a certain planet. Depending on who you saved/sacrificed on Virmire, the surviving crew member will also come into play. So does what you did on Noveria for a possible encounter (a couple, actually). Same for Feros.

I started a default game of ME2 just to see what it would be like, but it seemed pretty empty compared to an imported Shepard. Default Shepard is apparently a dick.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 02, 2011, 11:23:02 AM
15 MINUTES AGO I BEAT MASS EFFECT!

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a really hard couple of levels in the end there but it was worth it.  i saved the council and got Captain Anderson appointed to it.  Yes!

That was the most rewarding game I have ever played through!  I love how each choice builds on the next until you have shaped the galaxy and I love exploring new planets.  I think the combat was better in Mass Effect 2 but other then that this game was pretty much perfect and I can't wait to see how the story changes in Mass Effect 2 when I load my Shepard.

I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 if it stays true to form this may end up being my favorite game series in history.

Depending on what you did in your game and how many side quests you did, there are a lot of little cameos from the first game in ME 2. You can even hear about things you did in the first game in the news stories you hear as you walk through the cities.

i think I did pretty much all of the sidequests except that stupid monkey chasing one.  I saved Wrex so hopefully that will come into play in either ME2 or ME3(I can't wait for that to come out!).

Wrex does come into play in ME2 on a certain planet. Depending on who you saved/sacrificed on Virmire, the surviving crew member will also come into play. So does what you did on Noveria for a possible encounter (a couple, actually). Same for Feros.

I started a default game of ME2 just to see what it would be like, but it seemed pretty empty compared to an imported Shepard. Default Shepard is apparently a dick.

Yeah this will be my second play through on ME2.  it took me a while to get a hold of a PC copy of ME.  I wanted to play through ME2 again anyway because I didn't know i could upgrade my ship and I ended up losing four members of my crew I didn't need to lose so I didn't want that file to be the one I used when ME3 comes out.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 02, 2011, 11:39:44 AM
15 MINUTES AGO I BEAT MASS EFFECT!

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a really hard couple of levels in the end there but it was worth it.  i saved the council and got Captain Anderson appointed to it.  Yes!

That was the most rewarding game I have ever played through!  I love how each choice builds on the next until you have shaped the galaxy and I love exploring new planets.  I think the combat was better in Mass Effect 2 but other then that this game was pretty much perfect and I can't wait to see how the story changes in Mass Effect 2 when I load my Shepard.

I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 if it stays true to form this may end up being my favorite game series in history.

Depending on what you did in your game and how many side quests you did, there are a lot of little cameos from the first game in ME 2. You can even hear about things you did in the first game in the news stories you hear as you walk through the cities.

i think I did pretty much all of the sidequests except that stupid monkey chasing one.  I saved Wrex so hopefully that will come into play in either ME2 or ME3(I can't wait for that to come out!).

Wrex does come into play in ME2 on a certain planet. Depending on who you saved/sacrificed on Virmire, the surviving crew member will also come into play. So does what you did on Noveria for a possible encounter (a couple, actually). Same for Feros.

I started a default game of ME2 just to see what it would be like, but it seemed pretty empty compared to an imported Shepard. Default Shepard is apparently a dick.

Yeah this will be my second play through on ME2.  it took me a while to get a hold of a PC copy of ME.  I wanted to play through ME2 again anyway because I didn't know i could upgrade my ship and I ended up losing four members of my crew I didn't need to lose so I didn't want that file to be the one I used when ME3 comes out.

Oh yeah, the upgrades definitely come in handy, though some of the more character-centric ones seem a bit superfluous. I still get them anyway, because if you import a save or are on a second playthrough, or both, you have resources coming out your ears.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 02, 2011, 12:46:34 PM
15 MINUTES AGO I BEAT MASS EFFECT!

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a really hard couple of levels in the end there but it was worth it.  i saved the council and got Captain Anderson appointed to it.  Yes!

That was the most rewarding game I have ever played through!  I love how each choice builds on the next until you have shaped the galaxy and I love exploring new planets.  I think the combat was better in Mass Effect 2 but other then that this game was pretty much perfect and I can't wait to see how the story changes in Mass Effect 2 when I load my Shepard.

I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 if it stays true to form this may end up being my favorite game series in history.

Depending on what you did in your game and how many side quests you did, there are a lot of little cameos from the first game in ME 2. You can even hear about things you did in the first game in the news stories you hear as you walk through the cities.

i think I did pretty much all of the sidequests except that stupid monkey chasing one.  I saved Wrex so hopefully that will come into play in either ME2 or ME3(I can't wait for that to come out!).

Wrex does come into play in ME2 on a certain planet. Depending on who you saved/sacrificed on Virmire, the surviving crew member will also come into play. So does what you did on Noveria for a possible encounter (a couple, actually). Same for Feros.

I started a default game of ME2 just to see what it would be like, but it seemed pretty empty compared to an imported Shepard. Default Shepard is apparently a dick.

Yeah this will be my second play through on ME2.  it took me a while to get a hold of a PC copy of ME.  I wanted to play through ME2 again anyway because I didn't know i could upgrade my ship and I ended up losing four members of my crew I didn't need to lose so I didn't want that file to be the one I used when ME3 comes out.

Oh yeah, the upgrades definitely come in handy, though some of the more character-centric ones seem a bit superfluous. I still get them anyway, because if you import a save or are on a second playthrough, or both, you have resources coming out your ears.

I am only about an hour into ME2 and already I am seeing changes.  It's not only big stuff like who is alive,it's little things too like how people react to you.  Also the story is having more of an impact when I am not just starting out cold.  I know Bioware has said that ME3 will be the last game but I hope they don't leave the ME universe behind,I think it is a really great sci-fi setting and even if future games focused on a new character I really think it can support more stories and more games.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 02, 2011, 02:39:39 PM
I think they've said that Mass Effect 3 will be the last story involving Shepard.  I can't imagine they'd ditch a massively successful franchise - I personally wouldn't mind being able to choose your race at the start of a game, though considering the way Bioware have been simplifying that sort of thing of late, I don't believe that would be something they'd do.  And if they weren't already working on the Old Republic MMO, I can see a Mass Effect one down the line eventually.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 02, 2011, 03:27:07 PM
I think they've said that Mass Effect 3 will be the last story involving Shepard.  I can't imagine they'd ditch a massively successful franchise - I personally wouldn't mind being able to choose your race at the start of a game, though considering the way Bioware have been simplifying that sort of thing of late, I don't believe that would be something they'd do.  And if they weren't already working on the Old Republic MMO, I can see a Mass Effect one down the line eventually.

if I had highspeed a ME MMO would be the one MMO I would play.
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Post by: Kete on May 02, 2011, 03:42:53 PM
I finally beat Bioshock..  I'm constantly starting games, enjoying them, and never playing them again.  There are just too many to play.  I've downgraded my gamefly membership, and focusing on games that I already have. 

I loved Bioshock, though.  It's a great universe, and fun gameplay.  I think I'm going for Red Dead Redemption next.
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Post by: SJP on May 02, 2011, 08:26:42 PM
Red Dead is good fun, but if you love getting achievements, prepare for a rough ride.  Some of them are things like "Win 3 Deathmatch games in a row" sort of garbage and "Get a full posse together."  I don't mind playing online, but please, can they stop with the "get six friends together in a MP match" nonsense stopped?  I have more than six people on my friends lists, but not everybody I know has all the same games I do.  All that stuff leads to is bothering people.  It's stupid.

Of course, if you're not, the game is a hoot.  Especially the zombie pack, if you've got it.
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Post by: Kete on May 03, 2011, 10:39:23 AM
I have to admit, I'm very OCD when it comes to achievements, but I've learned to tone it down.  I also hate the online achievements or the impossible difficulty or time limit achievements.  If it's not fun to achieve or limited by social skills, it shouldn't be an achievement.  The only games I've been able to get 100% on are LOST and most of the LEGO games.  Otherwise, I get about 80-90% (which sucks for my OCD).
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 03, 2011, 10:51:35 AM
I have to admit, I'm very OCD when it comes to achievements, but I've learned to tone it down.  I also hate the online achievements or the impossible difficulty or time limit achievements.  If it's not fun to achieve or limited by social skills, it shouldn't be an achievement.  The only games I've been able to get 100% on are LOST and most of the LEGO games.  Otherwise, I get about 80-90% (which sucks for my OCD).

Yeah, I don't play online, so any of those achievements go out the door right from the start. Which is why I like the Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Fallout games. No online means I can get all the achievements. Well, all the achievements for the game and DLC I bothered to get, anyway.
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 03, 2011, 11:02:55 AM
After countless crashes(XB360) I have beaten Fallout:  New Vegas.  Very entertaining, despite all of the technical problems.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 03, 2011, 11:04:58 AM
After countless crashes(XB360) I have beaten Fallout:  New Vegas.  Very entertaining, despite all of the technical problems.

Yeah, I had the same problem on the 360. Loved the game, hated all the bugs. Especially the new "patch". Seriously, you can't actually test the damn thing on an existing game save first?
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Post by: TTYT on May 03, 2011, 10:01:12 PM
Portal 2.

Fucking.

Brilliant.

Game.


Valve once again gives me a reason to be a complete fanboy of theirs and believe that they're the best game developer out there. That was an amazing game.

Although anyone who claims it took them 4 hours to beat either haxed or is lying. Took me 12, but it'll probably take me like 8 or 9 going through it again, now that I know what to do.
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Post by: SJP on May 04, 2011, 06:57:13 PM
Still have not played Portal 2.  I liked Portal 1 well enough, but there's just something about some of Valve's games that rubs me the wrong way.  Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not here to say Valve sucks or anything like that, but of games Valve has made or produced that I've played (Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2), I liked the Left 4 Dead ones the best, because Portal and Half-Life could never really decide when to end.  Here I am, playing Portal, thinking...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And Half-Life...well, I figured the game was about to end at 12 different points, but nope, more facility, more stuff to wade through.  Of course, it didn't help that my computer wasn't capable of running the game too well when I played it (I've only played through it once in total, but tried several times to do it again), and the loading screens, poor frame rate, and the fact that I just wasn't good at FPS games at the time just really kept it from being fun.  That's why I never got into Half-Life 2 or any of the add-on packs.  Heck, I even played the "They Hunger" mod, and even with that being fun it still began drag from the midway point on.  It just ended up being a very bad experience, and it soured me on the Half-Life franchise big time.  Again, not saying the game and Valve and everyone who works for them suck, I just can't get into the Half-Life/Portal universe as much as I would like to.

I would like to add that somehow I did not find Quake 2's single-player boring, which apparently 99% of the world seemed to.  It doesn't really mean anything, but I will say I am probably in a minority in my opinions on both.  I did have a much better computer when I finally played Quake 2, running in 1600x1200 at 60+ frames a second, which may have helped.

Oh, I did finish PoP: Sands of Time HD.  Weird to think that the graphics all spiffy don't look as good as I remember the game looking on the PS2 (interlaced CRTs hide a LOT).  The story is probably the best of the series, I'll admit, but I have a soft spot for Two Thrones, and the combat system really is not as good as it got in the later two.  Control is infinitely better than the 2008 game, though.  Only a few spots of trouble, but nowhere near the level of sheer Lemming deaths that I encountered in the new series.
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Post by: Scribblesense on May 04, 2011, 07:05:07 PM
Portal 2.

Fucking.

Brilliant.

Game.


Valve once again gives me a reason to be a complete fanboy of theirs and believe that they're the best game developer out there. That was an amazing game.

Although anyone who claims it took them 4 hours to beat either haxed or is lying. Took me 12, but it'll probably take me like 8 or 9 going through it again, now that I know what to do.

Once you have the puzzles memorized, it's entirely possible to beat in under four hours.

But I also doubt it could be done the first time around, unless you have superhuman spatial awareness. That was my problem most of the time - I just didn't see the one part of the puzzle that would make the whole solution so obvious.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 05, 2011, 09:29:32 PM
Portal 2.

Fucking.

Brilliant.

Game.


Valve once again gives me a reason to be a complete fanboy of theirs and believe that they're the best game developer out there. That was an amazing game.

Although anyone who claims it took them 4 hours to beat either haxed or is lying. Took me 12, but it'll probably take me like 8 or 9 going through it again, now that I know what to do.

My first play though was about 8 hours.  Few puzzles made me want to smash my computer, but it was mostly the "out of testing chamber" areas that gave me the most problems.  Having to find those distant points of portal surface was a pain.  I think you'll be surprised how quickly you can play through again, and 4 hours sounds about right.
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Post by: SJP on May 20, 2011, 11:36:38 AM
Photopia. (http://www.wurb.com/if/game/255)

There are many claims that this changed the way people started writing IF, since most are now more "slice-of-life" type things instead of stuff like Zork, but it is an interesting story.  Almost impossible to lose, since its focus isn't on puzzles but finishing the narrative, but if you have the time, you can play it online.  It's relatively short, too, so you can finish it in about an hour (depending on your reading speed).

Although hearing that most people make non-Zork-style adventures now makes me pound my head against the table, since I had a big ol' mega-adventure I wanted to do that by now no one would be interested in.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 20, 2011, 07:12:08 PM
I beat Portal today.  I got it on Steam when they put it out for free that time, but hadn't really sat down and tried to finish it.  I enjoyed it a lot.  I didn't find the puzzles that difficult to my total surprise, but I may go back in and play some of the challenge rooms after I finish LA Noire.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 28, 2011, 04:22:08 PM
Dragon Quest IV, including the bonus chapter.  Eh... it was OK, I guess, but I was expecting it to be a bit more like Final Fantasy 2/IV.
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Post by: SJP on May 29, 2011, 09:23:47 AM
Portal 2.  Yes, I said not too many posts earlier it might be some time before I got to it, but somebody wanted to play co-op (still haven't played it with them), and I ended up pulling a Chapter 3-9 all nighter.

Any game that has a throwaway gag line about "fighting Mantis Men" is all right in my book.  That, and the many instances of "That's supposed to happen."  ;D
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 31, 2011, 12:46:32 PM
I JUST BEAT MASS EFFECT 2 AND GOT EVERYONE BUT THANE OUT ALIVE!

I destroyed the collector's base,put Cerberus in their place,got Miranda to quit,AND DID IT ALL WITH ONLY LOSING A GUY WHO WAS DIEING ANYWAY!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!   This is Awesome!

Hey can anyone tell me if the downloadable missions can be downloaded onto a thumb drive and then put on my computer?  if they can that means I can go to the library and get them.

Mass Effect is now my all time favorite game series,I just love it!  I feel like I have really done something when I beat the game the way I want to beat it.  I have not been this hooked on a game series since Wing Commander.

I find it funny that all the years I spent playing Star Fox 64 over and over again made the final boss a piece of cake :D
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Post by: MSTJedi on June 01, 2011, 01:11:10 AM
I JUST BEAT MASS EFFECT 2 AND GOT EVERYONE BUT THANE OUT ALIVE!

I destroyed the collector's base,put Cerberus in their place,got Miranda to quit,AND DID IT ALL WITH ONLY LOSING A GUY WHO WAS DIEING ANYWAY!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!   This is Awesome!

Hey can anyone tell me if the downloadable missions can be downloaded onto a thumb drive and then put on my computer?  if they can that means I can go to the library and get them.

Mass Effect is now my all time favorite game series,I just love it!  I feel like I have really done something when I beat the game the way I want to beat it.  I have not been this hooked on a game series since Wing Commander.

I find it funny that all the years I spent playing Star Fox 64 over and over again made the final boss a piece of cake :D

See, I couldn't help but look up how to get everyone out alive after I beat it myself. I always play a game cold turkey the first time around, without spoilers or cheats. Then when I go back through, I try to get every little bit I can out of it using walkthroughs and any exploits I can find. Kudos on figuring out how to get almost everyone through, though. Thane was one of the crew I lost my first time around.

I just beat Saint's Row 2. A fun little game. More enjoyable than GTA IV, to say the least. Brings me back to the GTA: San Andreas days.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 01, 2011, 03:33:04 AM
Yeah I played it through this time with out help,next time I will use a walkthrough and try to get Thane out alive.  Still this is better then my first play through.

In that one I didn't know you could mine planets and I didn't have the loyalty of my whole crew so everyone died.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on June 02, 2011, 12:43:57 PM
Just so you know all of you who liked new vegas.  New Downloadable content now.  I just found out because the playstation store is back up. 
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Post by: knightsaber1 on June 05, 2011, 05:23:12 PM
I'm still trying to beat The Sims 3. I think the only way may be rehab.  :-[
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Post by: SJP on June 24, 2011, 11:38:31 AM
Duke Nukem Forever.

You know, I listened to the critics...and even though I did try real hard, I could not hate this game like everyone said I was supposed to.  Is it perfect?  No.  But I also went into with zero/negative expectations, and I found it fun.  Even the long PS3 load times couldn't dissuade me, and I didn't run into any graphical glitches or other problems.  At least, no problems that I ran into playing any other game.  In fact, the most frustrating part of the whole game was the Queen battle, and if I went back to play that without hanging onto the pistol the whole game, it'd probably be a LOT easier.  As for the graphics themselves...well, I play a lot of games that are several years old, and while I appreciate nice graphics, I'm not so distraught if they're not top-of-the-line.  The PC's DOES look a lot better, though, but for some reason I had an easier time handling the PS3 controller, even though the critics all said the console controls sucked.

In all honesty, I paid for this and I enjoyed it.  I rented Prince of Persia 2008 and thought it was an enormous pile.  It may not have a whole bunch of new stuff in it, but I had fun with it, and that's all that means to me.  Haven't tried the multiplayer yet, but then, I generally despise 90% of multiplayer anyway (at least, multiplayer that doesn't include friends, thank you very much, ranked matches), so that might not be a big issue if it doesn't work out.
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Post by: spaceforarent on June 24, 2011, 04:24:54 PM
Duke Nukem Forever.

You know, I listened to the critics...and even though I did try real hard, I could not hate this game like everyone said I was supposed to.  Is it perfect?  No.  But I also went into with zero/negative expectations, and I found it fun.  Even the long PS3 load times couldn't dissuade me, and I didn't run into any graphical glitches or other problems.  At least, no problems that I ran into playing any other game.  In fact, the most frustrating part of the whole game was the Queen battle, and if I went back to play that without hanging onto the pistol the whole game, it'd probably be a LOT easier.  As for the graphics themselves...well, I play a lot of games that are several years old, and while I appreciate nice graphics, I'm not so distraught if they're not top-of-the-line.  The PC's DOES look a lot better, though, but for some reason I had an easier time handling the PS3 controller, even though the critics all said the console controls sucked.

In all honesty, I paid for this and I enjoyed it.  I rented Prince of Persia 2008 and thought it was an enormous pile.  It may not have a whole bunch of new stuff in it, but I had fun with it, and that's all that means to me.  Haven't tried the multiplayer yet, but then, I generally despise 90% of multiplayer anyway (at least, multiplayer that doesn't include friends, thank you very much, ranked matches), so that might not be a big issue if it doesn't work out.
I don't have much free time these days so despite buying it on launch I've only made it to the hive. I've enjoyed it well enough, but still haven't been convinced this is something I should have bought. I definitely feel it's worth a rental for anyone that is interested in it though.
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Post by: Scribblesense on June 28, 2011, 12:19:01 PM
Just beat MGS4 for the second time. Tried to beat it with zero kills, but ended up with eleven somehow. Ugh. I at least got the Solar Gun for beating all the bosses non-lethally. I'm thinking that beating it with zero alerts would be much easier, so I'm going to try that next.

I still think MGS3 is the best game in the series - I can't wait for the HD remake coming out in November. I guess I'll try out MGS2 again, though I'm not really looking forward to that. The only part of MGS2 I liked was... when the... no, wait, there was... maybe, with, uhhh... huh.
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Post by: SJP on June 28, 2011, 04:39:00 PM
Just beat MGS4 for the second time. Tried to beat it with zero kills, but ended up with eleven somehow. Ugh. I at least got the Solar Gun for beating all the bosses non-lethally. I'm thinking that beating it with zero alerts would be much easier, so I'm going to try that next.

I still think MGS3 is the best game in the series - I can't wait for the HD remake coming out in November. I guess I'll try out MGS2 again, though I'm not really looking forward to that. The only part of MGS2 I liked was... when the... no, wait, there was... maybe, with, uhhh... huh.

I just talked about this on a different thread...I didn't even realize there was the HD re-releases coming out.  Ah, fiddlesticks...if there's a "Get a Big Boss Ranking" trophy for MGS2, I'm going to fly out to Sony Headquarters and kick Hideo Kojima in the nuts myself.  It was bad enough torturing myself the first time trying to get through Extreme without killing anyone (and failing at the last minute thanks to ammo-related issues), but to even think I might force myself to do it again....AAAGGGHHH!

EDIT: By the way, I just looked up the collection and, as I suspected, the first one isn't included.  For some reason, the HD re-releases are only for titles that appeared on the PS2 and other systems.  I think it's because the PSN carries the original PS1 games, and they're still playable on all models of PS3, and the HD versions are for people who don't have access to a backwards-compatible PS2 (and being Sony exclusives for the most part, explains why other consoles won't be getting the PS1 titles).  But, in good news, at least Silent Hill 2 and 3 are getting the HD treatment across all platforms, even though 3 looks fantastic even upscaled on the PS3.
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Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on June 28, 2011, 08:40:34 PM
So the silent hill series is gonna be released in hd? Awesome next I hope xmen legends 1&2 and then I won't need a ps2 at all (not that I have one mind you :p)
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Post by: Fortis on June 28, 2011, 08:43:33 PM
This happened awhile ago. But I still am super proud that I have beaten Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

I use it as a pick-up line at video game conventions all the time.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on June 28, 2011, 10:43:57 PM
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So the silent hill series is gonna be released in hd

So silent hill, shadow of the collossus, metal gear solid, and rumors of a final fantasy all to be rereleased?  Neat video games have officially run out of ideas lol
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Post by: Scribblesense on July 03, 2011, 09:07:09 PM
Woohoo, beat MGS4 with no alerts (on the easiest difficulty, but shut up, it still counts)! It was about as easy as I thought it would be - though playing through again on Big Boss Hard (one below the hardest difficulty) I can see how it would be pretty tough. Should be interesting with the Stealth Camo now - I'm just going to breeze through, guns blazing, and see if I can finish up on Hard mode.

In case you couldn't tell (or didn't care in the slightest) I've kinda run out of new games to play, and I'm waiting with bated breath for fall to come so I can grab a couple games I've been waiting on forever - Arkham City, Skyward Sword, Skyrim, and the HD remakes of MGS and Silent Hill.

Maybe I'll get into Minecraft again.
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Post by: Cosmic Muse on July 04, 2011, 11:48:10 AM
Well, my nephew beat Portal 2 for the PS3 over the weekend. Now he's looking for people to play Co-Op with.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 09, 2011, 11:17:32 AM
Beat Assassin's Creed recently.  Good, but not great as it was pretty obvious where the main story was headed and then the framing device decided to stop abruptly.
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Post by: Scribblesense on July 09, 2011, 12:28:40 PM
Just beat American McGee's Alice. Took me about ten hours.

You get it for free when you purchase the sequel, Madness Returns, which is good because it came out ten years ago and as far as I know can't be found anywhere at retail. And since Madness is a direct sequel (or so I'm told) you should be familiar with the events of the original Alice before playing (or so I gather).

I ended up liking this game despite my persistent frustration with it. The controls are slippery, which is never a good thing for a platformer. You constantly overshoot your mark when you jump or end up just running off a ledge. On top of that, combat is pretty clunky, with no indication that you're doing any damage to an enemy at all, and while there's a good selection of weapons you'll end up just using the same ones over and over again because some are just vastly more powerful than others. I thought at one point that different weapons or tactics had to be used on different enemies, but I never could confirm that and ended up just spraying everyone with the Ice Wand or Jabberwocky laser.

Also, aiming is bullshit. There's no other word to describe it. The "girlfriend from Canada" kind of bullshit. You think you're aiming directly at something, but it's so obviously not true everybody just feels embarrassed for you and goes along with it. It might have been the console controls, and aiming could have been better with a keyboard and mouse (as Alice was originally released on PC and this is a 360 port I was playing) but that still doesn't excuse the fact that my girlfriend is always too busy to visit but you'll meet her soon, I swear.

Despite its mediocre gameplay, the world design and overall story are very compelling. Yes, the whole "dark and creepy corruption of the cute and innocent" motif is tired and overplayed (especially if you live within one hundred miles of both a middle school and Hot Topic outlet) but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying it. You can't watch The Nightmare Before Christmas everyday and sometimes Deviantart's servers are down. If you're into that sort of thing, even remotely as an outside observer, you'll probably find something to like and it's well worth the frustration.

Also, don't do like I did and wait until you're halfway through the game to learn how to save. You can save at any point! Just press Start, select the Load/Save option and check the menu to see what button saves your game (I thought it read "Load Save" as in "Load your saved game", doh).

There's really no reason not to play through it if you bought Madness Returns. I'll be playing through it next, and hopefully it will fix some of the problems I had with the first one.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 09, 2011, 01:09:35 PM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/3652-Alice-Madness-Returns
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Post by: MSTJedi on July 09, 2011, 02:51:39 PM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/3652-Alice-Madness-Returns

That's what I was thinking. Yahtzee says pretty much the same thing Scribblesense said about the first game in his review for Madness Returns . . . just more snarkily.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 09, 2011, 03:26:16 PM
yeah which is why i thought it should be mentioned :)
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Post by: RoninFox on July 09, 2011, 03:48:25 PM
Just beat American McGee's Alice. Took me about ten hours.

You get it for free when you purchase the sequel, Madness Returns, which is good because it came out ten years ago and as far as I know can't be found anywhere at retail. And since Madness is a direct sequel (or so I'm told) you should be familiar with the events of the original Alice before playing (or so I gather).

I ended up liking this game despite my persistent frustration with it. The controls are slippery, which is never a good thing for a platformer. You constantly overshoot your mark when you jump or end up just running off a ledge. On top of that, combat is pretty clunky, with no indication that you're doing any damage to an enemy at all, and while there's a good selection of weapons you'll end up just using the same ones over and over again because some are just vastly more powerful than others. I thought at one point that different weapons or tactics had to be used on different enemies, but I never could confirm that and ended up just spraying everyone with the Ice Wand or Jabberwocky laser.

Also, aiming is bullshit. There's no other word to describe it. The "girlfriend from Canada" kind of bullshit. You think you're aiming directly at something, but it's so obviously not true everybody just feels embarrassed for you and goes along with it. It might have been the console controls, and aiming could have been better with a keyboard and mouse (as Alice was originally released on PC and this is a 360 port I was playing) but that still doesn't excuse the fact that my girlfriend is always too busy to visit but you'll meet her soon, I swear.

Despite its mediocre gameplay, the world design and overall story are very compelling. Yes, the whole "dark and creepy corruption of the cute and innocent" motif is tired and overplayed (especially if you live within one hundred miles of both a middle school and Hot Topic outlet) but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying it. You can't watch The Nightmare Before Christmas everyday and sometimes Deviantart's servers are down. If you're into that sort of thing, even remotely as an outside observer, you'll probably find something to like and it's well worth the frustration.

Also, don't do like I did and wait until you're halfway through the game to learn how to save. You can save at any point! Just press Start, select the Load/Save option and check the menu to see what button saves your game (I thought it read "Load Save" as in "Load your saved game", doh).

There's really no reason not to play through it if you bought Madness Returns. I'll be playing through it next, and hopefully it will fix some of the problems I had with the first one.

I had the first Alice year ago for PC, and never really got far into it.  My computer couldn't really handle what that game asked of it at the time, and it always ran sluggish to the point I would get frustrated and quit.  After a few years passed and I tried again with a newer computer, it was just no longer compatible and I lacked the knowledge and patience to screw with it any more.  When I can afford a new game I might have to pick this up, just for the original game.
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Post by: RoninFox on July 09, 2011, 03:51:15 PM
Oh, while I'm around this thread, I finally beat Arkham Asylum on hardest difficulty.  Amazing how frustrating it gets just by taking out the counter indicator before you get attacked.
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Post by: Scribblesense on July 09, 2011, 04:57:18 PM
Don't sue me for plagiarism! Heh. Just some of my observations.

Though at the moment, I'm enjoying Madness Returns much more than the original. Everything controls much more smoothly, combat is rewarding instead of a chore and it doesn't appear to have actually skimped on any of the aesthetic quality. But I'm only like an hour in so that could change very quickly.
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Post by: SJP on July 09, 2011, 08:36:20 PM
Oh, while I'm around this thread, I finally beat Arkham Asylum on hardest difficulty.  Amazing how frustrating it gets just by taking out the counter indicator before you get attacked.

Yeah, I remember that now...I did not expect that when I played it on that difficulty.  I think the only thing that would've been more disheartening is if there was an even harder difficulty where every 20 seconds a pair of hands slapped over your eyes and you couldn't see what was going on.

At least they leave it in on the Challenge Maps...I swear, trying for 3 Bat Symbols in Rumble in the Jungle is hard enough as it is.  That level alone is enough to drive hardened murderers to cry...

EDIT: Oh, and I finished Bulletstorm, though I now have to go through and collect all the swarms and newsbots I missed...and play it on the hardest difficulty.  Strange that I didn't do that on my first time through, but then, I didn't know if Skillshots carried over between game sessions, and I was having a hard enough time trying to collect all those in one go.  Fun game, though, even if it starts out wonderfully colorful and ends up in a brown and gray factory towards the end of the game.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 10, 2011, 09:47:00 PM
So I just beat dragon age II... got a little tedious.  And it took me so long to beat that I feel like I'm missing something from the ending...

Was the red haired seeker at the end supposed to be a reveal of some sort?  I don't remember who she is... cause if it's not a reveal then it's kind of a lame ending.
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 11, 2011, 05:27:53 AM
So I just beat dragon age II... got a little tedious.  And it took me so long to beat that I feel like I'm missing something from the ending...

Was the red haired seeker at the end supposed to be a reveal of some sort?  I don't remember who she is... cause if it's not a reveal then it's kind of a lame ending.

Isn't it Leiliana from the first Dragon Age?
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Post by: MSTJedi on July 11, 2011, 09:43:10 AM
So I just beat dragon age II... got a little tedious.  And it took me so long to beat that I feel like I'm missing something from the ending...

Was the red haired seeker at the end supposed to be a reveal of some sort?  I don't remember who she is... cause if it's not a reveal then it's kind of a lame ending.

Isn't it Leiliana from the first Dragon Age?

Yeah . . . But if you didn't play the first one or it's been a while, they never call her by name, so it wouldn't mean much. I wasn't all that impressed with DA II's ending myself. I loved the rest of the game, though.
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Post by: RoninFox on July 25, 2011, 04:51:01 PM
After beating Arkham on hardest difficulty, I finally tried playing Ghostbusters on Professional level.  The last few sections before you fight Shandor are some of the most frustrating sections I've ever played.  (Crashing the stone angels into the gate especially) largely because for a lot of it all you have is Ray for backup, you have enemies that can take you down in one or two hits, and any time you get knocked down it's a 50-50 shot that Ray can revive you because the AI is idiotic and constantly walks around you before trying and enemies tend to keep firing projectiles at you constantly even if you're already down.

Still have a bunch of trophies I haven't picked up, but most of them are multiplayer, and I never seem able to play this game at the same time as anyone else.
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Post by: SJP on July 25, 2011, 05:19:20 PM
After beating Arkham on hardest difficulty, I finally tried playing Ghostbusters on Professional level.  The last few sections before you fight Shandor are some of the most frustrating sections I've ever played.  (Crashing the stone angels into the gate especially) largely because for a lot of it all you have is Ray for backup, you have enemies that can take you down in one or two hits, and any time you get knocked down it's a 50-50 shot that Ray can revive you because the AI is idiotic and constantly walks around you before trying and enemies tend to keep firing projectiles at you constantly even if you're already down.

Still have a bunch of trophies I haven't picked up, but most of them are multiplayer, and I never seem able to play this game at the same time as anyone else.

Me and another guy I know have been trying to finish up the MP stuff.  If you're ever on and see us, just send a note or something.  The more people you have for Survival and Destruction, the better.  But yeah, I've noticed between this and Buzz Quiz TV, some online communities are starting to dry up.
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Post by: RoninFox on July 25, 2011, 05:24:05 PM
After beating Arkham on hardest difficulty, I finally tried playing Ghostbusters on Professional level.  The last few sections before you fight Shandor are some of the most frustrating sections I've ever played.  (Crashing the stone angels into the gate especially) largely because for a lot of it all you have is Ray for backup, you have enemies that can take you down in one or two hits, and any time you get knocked down it's a 50-50 shot that Ray can revive you because the AI is idiotic and constantly walks around you before trying and enemies tend to keep firing projectiles at you constantly even if you're already down.

Still have a bunch of trophies I haven't picked up, but most of them are multiplayer, and I never seem able to play this game at the same time as anyone else.

Me and another guy I know have been trying to finish up the MP stuff.  If you're ever on and see us, just send a note or something.  The more people you have for Survival and Destruction, the better.  But yeah, I've noticed between this and Buzz Quiz TV, some online communities are starting to dry up.

I'll keep an eye out, but I think part of my problem is I rarely sit down to play anymore.  Basically I get one or two nights a week, and they're late nights because I'm on a third shift schedule.  I tend not to play during the day since my wife isn't into games at all, so I'd rather wait until it's my night off and she's asleep.
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Post by: SJP on July 27, 2011, 10:30:44 PM
Back to the Future: The Game.  I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome, even though a lot of people claimed it was anti-climactic.  It's a very "original movie" ending, closing out the story, but leaving the potential for other ones in the near future.

My only real complaint was the fact that the game is way TOO easy.  Granted, it keeps the story flowing, which is good, but even Tales from Monkey Island had stuff a little more in-depth.  Still, to bring in casual gamers, it's a good start, and a sequel is really the place to go in with the harder ones anyway.
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Post by: Kete on July 28, 2011, 12:02:43 PM
Back to the Future: The Game.  I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome, even though a lot of people claimed it was anti-climactic.  It's a very "original movie" ending, closing out the story, but leaving the potential for other ones in the near future.

My only real complaint was the fact that the game is way TOO easy.  Granted, it keeps the story flowing, which is good, but even Tales from Monkey Island had stuff a little more in-depth.  Still, to bring in casual gamers, it's a good start, and a sequel is really the place to go in with the harder ones anyway.

I haven't finished it yet, but it's been fun.  It's not my favorite style of game, but I've enjoyed the new story.  I would love to see a GTA style Back To The Future game.  Being free to roam around and time travel at will would be really great.
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Post by: SJP on August 07, 2011, 10:12:06 PM
L.A. Noire.  Fantastic from beginning to end...with the minor issue of having what could possibly be one of the worst checkpoint systems in recent memory.  I can't tell you how annoying it was to pick up a couple of trophies for it because of how it saved.  Most of the time it was a "why wouldn't you put a checkpoint here" moment of following a car chase with a shootout, and a reload of the save would send you back to the beginning of the car chase, or a car chase followed by shadowing the guy on the way to another area.  Of course, most of those were DLC related...but one official segment actually had a way to put you in a "no-win" interrogation by saving before you questioned someone (one of the very few times it actually does this, and quite possibly the one time it's a terrible idea to do it), and if you didn't have the evidence you needed, the only way to get the right answer was to restart the entire case and go somewhere else first.  And apparently if you restart a case, so do all street crimes you attempted on that case as well...they still count as 'completed' in the stats screen, but they keep bugging you until you've finished them a second time.  And unskippable dialogue.  Nothing's worse than questioning somebody for the third time in a Replay case and having to hear them drivel on and on with no way to pass it.  I have a running script log...if I miss anything, I'll check it, just get on with it already.

Other than that, and that most of the free-roam stuff was sort of pointless (collectibles in this day and age that don't give you any reward for finding them other than a trophy and percentage complete?  Not cool, people), the story and general game mechanics were stunning.  My complaints may sound like big ones, but really, they are minor compared to the entire experience.  Looking forward to a sequel.
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Post by: Compound on August 10, 2011, 10:00:22 PM
Portal 2.

Now those of you who know my Steam account will note that I beat the PC version months ago. Well, I also put the PS3 versions and 360 version on my Gamefly queue, and at various times when nothing else was available, they sent copies my way. As a result, I have now beat the game on all three systems.

Still no co-op, but I have single played the hell out of the game.
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Post by: SJP on August 11, 2011, 06:36:13 PM
Portal 2.

Now those of you who know my Steam account will note that I beat the PC version months ago. Well, I also put the PS3 versions and 360 version on my Gamefly queue, and at various times when nothing else was available, they sent copies my way. As a result, I have now beat the game on all three systems.

Still no co-op, but I have single played the hell out of the game.

I can help with co-op on the weekend on Steam.  That's about all the free time I have left anymore for gaming.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 12, 2011, 03:37:45 AM
I beat TWO games yesterday (look at me being super-productive on a day off).  Runaway - which is a Spanish adventure game with great animation, but suffers from sounding not quite right and Puzzle Agent - which was hilarious, even a little creepy, and has a few nice puzzles to solve too.
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Post by: SJP on August 29, 2011, 06:18:39 PM
This isn't technically a game win, but I pulled off getting the "Six Pack" trophy for AvP, which is still call for celebration.  It sounds easy enough...get six "Friends" with you in an online match...but there's a few big problems:

1. Finding six other people who own the game.
2. Finding a time when all six other people can be signed on at the same time.
3. Play "The Waiting Game" with the AvP matchmaker, which has trouble doing things like finding games.  That's right, the one thing it's supposed to do, and it's not good at it.
4. Pray your system doesn't freeze.  This happens on the PS3 version more than any other, and it happens more often than you might expect.

So, if you have enough people, and can wait long enough, and run into enough random people, you can get this.  On the one hand, this was a totally unnecessary trophy and a real pain the neck.  On the other, the people I've friended to do this are actually very pleasant, easy-going people, which is solid gold in this age of Call of Duty and Mortal Kombat chat rooms.  So, it's been a mixed blessing.

Unfortunately, the friend that got me a chance to get this thing in the first place missed out on it himself, so I do need to go back and help him, but hey, at least the worst is over on my end.  Shame is, it's kept me from working on my Mortal Kombat: Annihilation iRiff (among even more important things), which I know everyone is simply dying to get their hands on...right?  ;D
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 31, 2011, 02:05:54 PM
I beat Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  I enjoyed it for the most part.  I would've liked a little more interactivity in the hub worlds, and some more side-quests, but it looks really nice, the story is actually half-decent, and the stealth works!
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Post by: Invader_quirk on September 12, 2011, 08:32:08 PM
Finally finished all the endings in Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/999_Cover_Art.jpg)
I'm not going to sit here ruining it for you by explaining it. All you need to know is, for fans of reading, this is the best thing on DS and it completely blew my mind. It's glorious and easily the most compelling story I've ever read/played.

It's hard to find, but absolutely worth tracking down.
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Post by: Raefire on September 22, 2011, 09:08:00 PM
Borderlands. The main story and all the side missions. Took me 44 freaking hours, but I did it...

Now on to the DLC!
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Post by: shodan on September 22, 2011, 11:48:08 PM
portal 2 and bastion
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Post by: Kete on September 27, 2011, 07:13:46 AM
Red Dead Redemption.  Just in time to play Undead Nightmare in October.

I had half a Stranger mission left on Red Dead that I'm going to go back and finish, but I'm not going to finish Sharpshooter, Master Hunter, or Survivalist missions.  I got to about level 7 or 8 on those, but that's it.  I was able to kill the three bears with one shot each, and that was enough for me.
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on October 06, 2011, 01:50:31 PM
Bioshock 2.  I think I kinda shoulda played the first Bioshock to know a bit more of what's going on. 

Time to do a run on Hard mode.
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Post by: wurwolf on October 06, 2011, 02:02:44 PM
That took you a really long time to beat.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 12, 2011, 11:31:16 PM
Just got the good ending in Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. The game is extremely compelling, and as a bonus, I learned about a mental disorder that, upon research, explains a lot about my own self. I always thought I was bad at names, but it's the faces.

So yeah, major epiphany about myself from a $20 DS game. Can't beat that value! :^)
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Post by: Invader_quirk on October 15, 2011, 12:20:46 PM
Just got the good ending in Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. The game is extremely compelling, and as a bonus, I learned about a mental disorder that, upon research, explains a lot about my own self. I always thought I was bad at names, but it's the faces.

So yeah, major epiphany about myself from a $20 DS game. Can't beat that value! :^)

I love how...

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Post by: Variety of Cells on November 02, 2011, 05:23:18 PM
Just beat The Witcher 2.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The voice acting was great and the story was well written.  It had a number of moments that let you make really big decisions about where the game would go, and they were really hard for me to make.  Usually it's easy for me to make those choices in games, because it's usually either the nice guy option or the dick option.  But it was never cut and dry here, and I found myself loading an earlier save and changing my mind on a number of occasions because I was torn over what to do. 

Though that great asset also led to the one flaw I had saw in the game; it ended somewhat abruptly and without a whole lot of satisfaction.  After having so many branches it's tough to have a completely satisfying ending for every outcome I suppose.  And it ended earlier than I expected, though that was probably due to running out of money considering it was a smallish company that made it.  But the amount of polish it has for a small company is amazing. 

I definitely recommend it.  I'm wondering how skyrim will match up to it. 
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 03, 2011, 01:37:35 PM
Uncharted 3. I think it's better than the second by a little bit. Much harder though. I had trouble beating it on normal, can't imagine ever beating it on crushing. The story was a bit anticlimactic though, there wasn't even a real boss fight (spoiler?). And the ending came up pretty unexpectedly, and seemed to get a little easier (after one really rough part).

Now it's time for multiplayer! From what I played in the beta it's gotten a lot more complex.
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 09, 2011, 10:55:41 AM
Well one doesn't exactly BEAT Poker Night at the Inventory, but I finally won with a straight flush (A royal flush, no less), thus earning me the very last Steam achievement I needed! :^)

I'd never played Poker before getting this game, but the dialogue kept me coming back to it. Now I think I've played it more than any cumulative season of an actual Telltale adventure game AND I think I have what it takes to lose a bunch of money in Vegas, if I were so inclined. Money well spent. :^)
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on November 09, 2011, 11:46:12 AM
I might have to download that then.  They have full on conversations or something?
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 09, 2011, 10:29:14 PM
Yeah. Telltale hired the voice actors and scripted lots and lots of conversations based on who's left at the table, and how good their hand is. Some highly amusing conversations. It's like having Strong Bad and Max amongst my poker buddies. :^)
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on November 09, 2011, 10:32:58 PM
yeah I really need to download that then, do the charectars have different playing styles?
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 09, 2011, 10:47:04 PM
Yup. Max is unpredicable, Tycho is cautious. The Heavy likes to try to psych you out with big bets. Strong Bad bluffs a lot.
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on November 13, 2011, 07:26:27 PM
Uncharted 3. I think it's better than the second by a little bit. Much harder though. I had trouble beating it on normal, can't imagine ever beating it on crushing. The story was a bit anticlimactic though, there wasn't even a real boss fight (spoiler?). And the ending came up pretty unexpectedly, and seemed to get a little easier (after one really rough part).

Now it's time for multiplayer! From what I played in the beta it's gotten a lot more complex.

I liked the story a little bit more.  Especially with Naughty Dog fleshing out some of the main characters.  I agree that the ending was sudden and anti-climactic but it still worked for the type of story they were telling.

Also agree on the difficulty (although the hinky stealth and cover might have something to do with that).    I'm anticipating a whole lot of rage quitting when I attempt Hard and Crushing.
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on November 13, 2011, 07:28:04 PM
Also yeah, whoohoo, I just beat Uncharted 3.  My favorite level was the pirate one.  That was just a beautiful environment to look at.
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 13, 2011, 08:09:51 PM
Uncharted 3. I think it's better than the second by a little bit. Much harder though. I had trouble beating it on normal, can't imagine ever beating it on crushing. The story was a bit anticlimactic though, there wasn't even a real boss fight (spoiler?). And the ending came up pretty unexpectedly, and seemed to get a little easier (after one really rough part).

Now it's time for multiplayer! From what I played in the beta it's gotten a lot more complex.

I liked the story a little bit more.  Especially with Naughty Dog fleshing out some of the main characters.  I agree that the ending was sudden and anti-climactic but it still worked for the type of story they were telling.

Also agree on the difficulty (although the hinky stealth and cover might have something to do with that).    I'm anticipating a whole lot of rage quitting when I attempt Hard and Crushing.

Were you expecting
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And yea, I'm not even attempting hard for a long time.
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Post by: SJP on November 13, 2011, 10:19:50 PM
Yes, playing it on Hard myself for the first time through.  I don't know why I torture myself like that, but I just do.  Without spoiling anything, let's just say that one scene where you're hanging out in the open in Chapter...4, was it?...can kill you in 4-6 shots.  With no cover and the two shooters, that little scene's going to be annoying on Crushing.

While I haven't played Uncharted 3 much further than that, actually, I did manage to finish all of Catwoman's Challenge Maps for Arkham City.  I kid you not, one Campaign map took enough restarts to make it a grand total of 7 hours to finish (with it that hard, I counted, believe me).  I don't think the story mode of the game lasts that long.  It's effing ridiculous.  All I know is, after playing with Nightwing for 15 minutes, it's almost like cheating; his one-hit knockout darts are going to make Predator Mode incredibly fun.  Robin, on the other hand... :o

All I know is, I would really like to unwind when I play games one of these days.  I think Skyrim is going to fill that void very nicely...
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on November 13, 2011, 11:17:34 PM
Yup. Max is unpredicable, Tycho is cautious. The Heavy likes to try to psych you out with big bets. Strong Bad bluffs a lot.

I just downloaded it.  Its fun.  Kinda predictable on normal but not too easy. 
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 20, 2011, 07:24:57 AM
Beat New Super Mario Bros for DS.  Super-Fun.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on December 02, 2011, 08:14:09 AM
As part of my continuing effort to remain 2-3 years behind the times...

I just beat Assassin's Creed 2. The first AC game was good, but left me a little flat... Gameplay elements were highly repetitive and the story didn't give you a whole bunch beyond "wait for the sequel". This time around, everything from the first game is improved upon, if not dramatically. It's a great sandbox world to roam around in... and while I'm hardly a completionist.. I did have fun with a decent amount of the stuff that was not required for the main story. The straight-up swordfighting combat on the default difficulty is still a bit of a snooze... just go spastic with the buttons and stick and you'll come out on top most of the time, even when facing laughable numbers stacked against you. But... your medieval Spiderman routine of climbing walls, leaping across rooftops, sneaking around and pulling off lethal one shot assassinations is where it's at... and the tedious regular combat can be avoided in most cases. Not to spoil anything, but the story is a bit goofy at the end... and the conclusion raises as many questions as it answers... but at least they threw a bone, revealed some details and moved things along, unlike the first game.

For fellow casual, bargain bin, wait until nobody else is interested gamers like myself... AC2 is a worthy sequel... and by 2013... I should be fully caught up on the franchise.
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Post by: shodan on December 11, 2011, 01:31:47 PM
just beat starfox 64 for the about 324th time.
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Post by: SJP on December 11, 2011, 02:27:10 PM
Just in time for holly, jolly Christmas, I finally sat down and finished Amnesia: The Dark Descent.  In the dark.  With headphones.  After midnight.  It is intense, but I still don't get the people who start screaming at the top of their lungs whenever they turn around and see the monsters.  Of course, I'm also one of those people who laugh when I go into haunted houses, too.  Fun game, though...think I'll tackle that DLC story at some point, too.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on December 11, 2011, 07:30:39 PM
Batman Arkham Asylum

I had a lot of fun with this one... It's not terribly challenging and all the air vent crawling gets a bit silly... but everything is beautiful to look at and listen to... the game mechanics are fun to play... and there is a good amount of hidden items / side stuff available as well. I'd think the game is probably more of a treat for fans of the comic... with all the character bios and tape recorded interviews and whatnot that you can find and unlock (my kneejerk reaction is still "Cesar Romero" whenever anybody mentions The Joker, so I'm not exactly a Batman expert).... And maybe I'm just out of the loop... but are boss battles back in vogue again? Most of them were kind of refreshing... and I guess you can't have a superhero game with super villain boss battles. Speaking of which, If I had one big complaint, it is this:

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Post by: Kete on December 13, 2011, 10:55:35 AM
Finally beat Undead Nightmare.

Now I'm on to Bioshock 2.
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Post by: shodan on December 28, 2011, 08:53:15 AM
Amnesia the Dark Descent. scariest game ive ever played, had to stop playing it a few times.
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Post by: SJP on December 28, 2011, 01:15:41 PM
Amnesia the Dark Descent. scariest game ive ever played, had to stop playing it a few times.

Don't know if this will necessarily help quell the fear, but it has a few good laughs...a guy replaced the monster dialogue in a mod with sound clips of the infamous "Tourettes' Guy" and surprisingly, it works pretty well. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DK88pzmUiM)

Note, it does have language, so play at work at your own risk.

As for me, nothing beat yet, but I'm working on a couple.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 29, 2011, 11:43:26 AM
Going old school with Grand Theft Auto III.  Has some serious flaws ironed out in later games (most notable weapons related) but still great.  Never finished this one (and probably won't before I leave my cottage) but good fun.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on December 29, 2011, 11:58:32 AM
Going old school with Grand Theft Auto III.  Has some serious flaws ironed out in later games (most notable weapons related) but still great.  Never finished this one (and probably won't before I leave my cottage) but good fun.

Wow hearing GTA3 described as "old school" makes me feel old,I was 16 when it came out!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 29, 2011, 12:34:16 PM
Oops, I put this in "I just beat" rather than "Am now playing"

Going old school with Grand Theft Auto III.  Has some serious flaws ironed out in later games (most notable weapons related) but still great.  Never finished this one (and probably won't before I leave my cottage) but good fun.

Wow hearing GTA3 described as "old school" makes me feel old,I was 16 when it came out!

Old School is relative.  Usually it means Super Mario Bros, but it is a bit clunky and primitive than the other games (more in gameplay than in graphics, which still hold up fairly well).
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 01, 2012, 08:03:40 AM
Fable III. And . . . it was a bit "meh". Seemed way too short and the final battle a bit anticlimactic. The combat was fun and all, but there seemed to be a distinct lack of missions. Maybe they thought the friend missions would make up for it, but a person can only take so many fetch quests before they don't care about making friends anymore. Man, the people of Albion are a needy bunch.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 01, 2012, 08:15:43 AM
Fable III. And . . . it was a bit "meh". Seemed way too short and the final battle a bit anticlimactic. The combat was fun and all, but there seemed to be a distinct lack of missions. Maybe they thought the friend missions would make up for it, but a person can only take so many fetch quests before they don't care about making friends anymore. Man, the people of Albion are a needy bunch.
Yeah, Albion would be a much different place if its people weren't afraid to move more than 100 feet from their front doors.
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 01, 2012, 08:20:32 AM
Fable III. And . . . it was a bit "meh". Seemed way too short and the final battle a bit anticlimactic. The combat was fun and all, but there seemed to be a distinct lack of missions. Maybe they thought the friend missions would make up for it, but a person can only take so many fetch quests before they don't care about making friends anymore. Man, the people of Albion are a needy bunch.
Yeah, Albion would be a much different place if its people weren't afraid to move more than 100 feet from their front doors.

I don't know, my wife had a knack for disappearing across town whenever I popped by to pick up the gift the map said she had.
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Post by: Raefire on January 02, 2012, 12:00:05 AM
Just finished the Bulletstorm campaign. Can't give enough praise to this game. Over-the-top everything, but perfect gameplay, hilarious writing (yes, there's an overabundance of curse words, but it's reigned in and actually works), and then some of the setpieces are just jaw-dropping (the grindwheel on-rails sequence and the Hekaton battle tie for my favourite moment, but christ, there were so many awesome moments...)

Also, I don't think you can hear Steven Blum giddily yelling "Suck on that, assholes! GA-DOOM!" anywhere else.
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 02, 2012, 12:41:30 AM
Arkham Asylum. Loved it. After playing RPGs so much, it seemed pretty short, but as good as it is, I'm okay with that. Really looking forward to playing Arkham City . . . eventually (when it comes down in price a bit).

So that's two out of three Christmas games beaten. Now on to Bayonetta.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 02, 2012, 01:24:45 AM
Arkham Asylum. Loved it. After playing RPGs so much, it seemed pretty short, but as good as it is, I'm okay with that. Really looking forward to playing Arkham City . . . eventually (when it comes down in price a bit).

If you think Arkham Asylum is short, then you'll love Arkham City.  That game is massive!
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Post by: Kete on January 03, 2012, 09:23:24 AM
Fable III. And . . . it was a bit "meh". Seemed way too short and the final battle a bit anticlimactic. The combat was fun and all, but there seemed to be a distinct lack of missions. Maybe they thought the friend missions would make up for it, but a person can only take so many fetch quests before they don't care about making friends anymore. Man, the people of Albion are a needy bunch.

I agree.  There's so much potential in that game, but they just fail to capture it.

I just finished all endings of 999.  I guess I understand why Hermain Cain was so excited about it.
It was a really cool game.  I just wish there was more actual gameplay in it.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on January 21, 2012, 09:05:23 PM
Batman Arkham City

A solid improvement in pretty much every aspect from the already pretty damn good Arkham Asylum. While the primary story at default difficulty was never terribly challenging, at least it was never "throw your controller at your dog" frustrating either. I guess it does make the Batman universe seem a little small, with Batman, Robin, Catwoman, that other guy you can buy DLC for... and about a dozen super villains prancing around all willy nilly in the same square mile or so. But using all the gadgets and watching all the kick ass animations fire off as your are using them to kick ass more than makes up for the inherent sillyness of the whole thing. Side missions and collectables abound... and it's probably the first sandbox game since GTA4 where I've stuck around for awhile collecting stuff... I'm strongly considering the DLC content purchases.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 27, 2012, 11:38:10 AM
Dragon Age: Origins A good game, but with a lot of problems, particularly with some of it's decision making choices.  But overall it's a pretty good game with a lot of fun stuff going on.  A lot of people have complained about the sequel, but based on what I heard, I might be able to enjoy it with the right mindset.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 27, 2012, 03:48:25 PM
Dragon Age: Origins A good game, but with a lot of problems, particularly with some of it's decision making choices.  But overall it's a pretty good game with a lot of fun stuff going on.  A lot of people have complained about the sequel, but based on what I heard, I might be able to enjoy it with the right mindset.

I thought DA2 was okay.  Though the recycling of areas is really unfortunate and the overall plot is nowhere near as strong as the first.

I beat Saints Row the Third.  That game is crazy.
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Post by: SJP on February 23, 2012, 03:24:27 PM
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow + the two DLC Chapters.

On Easy, this game is an absolute blast.  On Super Hard...well, I guess it's not too bad, other than the final DLC boss...I put that fight along with the first two Metal Gear games as the "Did anyone actually playtest this crap before they put it out?"  It's on the level of "Just because you CAN make it this hard doesn't mean you SHOULD."

Still, I guess it at least gave me my ten bucks worth.  Probably wouldn't have otherwise.

EDIT: Sorry, that should be the Metal Gear SOLID games, not the original Metal Gear games.  I can't remember how many times it took me one night to finally put enough rockets into Metal Gear before it finally keeled over and died.
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 01, 2012, 10:06:09 AM
Finally got around to finishing Arrival, the last bit of Mass Effect 2 DLC. There were some pretty huge choices made there that I'd be surprised if it doesn't show up in Mass Effect 3. Without spoiling anything, I made some Batarians verrry angry at me.

Now to get employed in time for the game's release! :^)
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Post by: MSTJedi on March 01, 2012, 01:00:02 PM
Finally got around to finishing Arrival, the last bit of Mass Effect 2 DLC. There were some pretty huge choices made there that I'd be surprised if it doesn't show up in Mass Effect 3. Without spoiling anything, I made some Batarians verrry angry at me.

Now to get employed in time for the game's release! :^)

Actually, they allude to it in the beginning of the demo. Or if you're waiting (no spoilers), it's the first mission of the game. Wonder if they'll be more specific if you actually played the Arrival DLC in ME2.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 01, 2012, 01:01:45 PM
I am guessing they will if you import your file.
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Post by: MSTJedi on March 01, 2012, 01:05:21 PM
I am guessing they will if you import your file.

I hope so.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 01, 2012, 01:11:26 PM
Well we will know for sure on Tuesday.  I just hope I don't have to wait all day for the game to turn up.  I want to be playing it on Tuesday.
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Post by: MSTJedi on March 01, 2012, 02:07:05 PM
Well we will know for sure on Tuesday.  I just hope I don't have to wait all day for the game to turn up.  I want to be playing it on Tuesday.

Turns out I may be able to get it at midnight release. Traded in some games and got my preorder down to less than $14. So stoked.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 01, 2012, 02:53:57 PM
Well that is good news!
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Post by: Kete on March 02, 2012, 08:59:01 AM
Super Mario 3DS....mostly....
I beat the game, I beat all the special worlds, and I hit the top of the flagpole on every level.  I guess I need to beat everything again as Luigi.
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Post by: mrbasehart on March 02, 2012, 11:12:57 AM
I think there's another set of levels after that too, Kete.
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Post by: Kete on March 02, 2012, 11:31:22 AM
I think there's another set of levels after that too, Kete.

What!?!
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Post by: mrbasehart on March 02, 2012, 11:32:32 AM
I'm not 100% sure on it, but I swear I heard a guy in a podcast do the same thing as you.  Beating all the levels with Luigi gets you another world or something. 
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Post by: Nekrose on March 07, 2012, 05:05:38 AM
Just finished off getting the 1000 for Darkness II and Kingdoms of Amular. Darkness was one of the quickest/easiest games I've done in a while, but Kingdoms took a fair few hours.
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Post by: Kete on March 07, 2012, 08:14:58 AM
I'm not 100% sure on it, but I swear I heard a guy in a podcast do the same thing as you.  Beating all the levels with Luigi gets you another world or something. 

Yes, it unlocked another level, but it is impossibly hard.
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Post by: SJP on March 10, 2012, 12:21:17 AM
Beyond Good & Evil HD.  Story got a little goofy at the end, but otherwise it was a fine little title with bright graphics, a tight fighting system, and just enough secret stuff to find to keep the game interesting but never a grind.

Only three major flaws make me unable to give this higher than a 7.5 out of 10:
1. The camera control.  Between this and the Splinter Cell HD remakes, Ubisoft clearly hates us inverted control people, as inverting the controls here doesn't just affect the y-axis, but the x-axis as well.  And unlike the Splinter Cell games, they never bothered to fix this rather glaring problem.  Thankfully, the camera never requires you to look up and down during moments requiring a lot of action, so its not as bad an issue as it could've been, but it's still enough of a blight to make me despise whoever made that heartless decision.  Even though I got used to it, I still prefer 'airplane-style' controls in everything I play.
2. The disc game.  Again, not a giant issue since playing it is actually optional, but it's still one of the single worst mini-games I've ever played.  Bad aiming controls against a tough AI opponent makes for a lot of unnecessary reloads unless you like losing all your money.  When the "Three-Card Monte" game is infinitely more winnable, you've done something wrong.  However, there is another mini-game that might actually be worse, but it's even MORE optional than the disc game, and by that point I was more concerned with finishing the REAL game.
3. Unskippable credits.  LONG unskippable credits.  With a hidden scene at the end of them.  Seeing it was not worth watching the slow pan over 12+ minutes of every assistant producer and their extended family.  Scrolling text never hurt anyone, people.

If you can get past those points, though, the game is still great fun, and highly recommended if you've never tried it.  I still can't remember if there is actually going to be a sequel or if it got canned forever due to poor sales (it's gained a cult following since, so there's hope).
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Post by: MSTJedi on March 12, 2012, 02:28:05 AM
Mass Effect 3. Wow, was the leadup to the ending intense. Can't give any spoilers on pain of death (or just because that would be an asshole move), but I can see where all the ire might come from regarding the ending itself. I don't feel that way myself, since I rather liked the ending I got.

DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU'VE BEATEN THE GAME YOURSELF:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: SJP on March 28, 2012, 01:38:26 PM
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

For Elder Scrolls Lite, it wasn't bad...its problem is, unlike the free-flow feeling of something like Skyrim or Fallout, there was a definite feeling of, "Go here, new quest available, now go here, two more quests available."  It didn't seem like a cohesive world filled with living, breathing characters...it felt like a giant place filled with pointless side quests.  I normally try to finish everything in a game, but when my final save had me with all the main quests and faction quests done, with 80+ hours logged and 40+ side quests to go and apparently some I hadn't found yet, I just threw up my hands and said, "Ok, I'm done."  Plus, alchemy, armor crafting, and yes, even STORES became useless after awhile since you always found better stuff in dungeons without having to do much of anything.  I think I may have bought a total of 10 things from a store (mostly to get extra inventory space), and ended up having over a million bucks I couldn't spend on anything and probably thousands of reagents and crafting ingredients I just never needed.  Granted, I almost NEVER use alchemy or crafting in other games, but at least it seems like fun there.  Here, it's dull and never gives you anything worth holding onto.  Also, the regular monsters can get annoying, but the 'final boss' was a complete and utter joke...two tries and it was over.  I had tougher fights dealing with spiders, but it did sort of fit with the game's consistent mediocrity.

Not the worst game I've played, but then, there's much better out there, too.  I'd recommend either Skyrim or a Final Fantasy game before this.
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Post by: Kete on April 07, 2012, 08:18:20 PM
Bioshock 2!

Great game.  I love the game play, and I love the story.
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 09, 2012, 09:08:25 PM
Mass Effect. This was the first time to play the game in 1080p and I've gotta say, it was great to be able to see all the detail they put into everything . . . texture issues aside, that is. Now onto ME2 to continue my way straight through the trilogy.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on May 22, 2012, 09:43:28 PM
Crysis 2... it's less of a "WOOOO!" and more of a "alright, finally.  Now I can move on to other stuff".  Just not that interesting of a game. 

But hopefully I'll be posting about Xenoblade soon.  77 hours and I still haven't beaten it.  Great game.  Such a great balance between a fun fighting system and engaging story. 
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Post by: lassieface on May 23, 2012, 09:55:51 AM
Dear Esther

Not really an accomplishment, but it was a cool experience...very somber and meditative.
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Post by: SJP on June 18, 2012, 09:24:21 PM
Uncharted 3 on Crushing.

Oh, God, where do I begin.

There was a time I liked the Uncharted series.  It was actually about a week ago, when I finished Golden Abyss.  The ending was a little disappointing, and on Crushing there were a few trouble spots, but overall I thought it was a fine bit of work.

So tell me why the official Naughty Dog release is such an annoying, dismal piece of garbage.

The story starts out fine, and on that end I don't mind it too much.  But can somebody please inform these people that I want to play a cinematic GAME and not what they feel is the definition of a cinematic experience?
1. When you have a character announce they need to be stealthy, ALLOW THEM TO BE STEALTHY.  Nothing makes me madder faster than a company intentionally trying to force you into a huge gunfight when you just want to quietly take everyone out.  I know some stealthy sections CAN be done without alerting enemies, but they are few and far between, and the gunfights they force you into tend not to be fun on Crushing when you can be shot approximately zero times before dying.
2. The worst checkpoints of the series.  Nothing like screwing up a stealthy section and reloading a checkpoint to find you are now in the middle of the field of battle with all the enemies...including the wave you stealthily took out...waving guns and throwing grenades.  Or the segment that saves right after you touch a rooftop and puts you right in-between three assault rifle maniacs you have 0.5 seconds to avoid or die as soon as you restart.
3. The convoy.  Nothing says cover-based shooter like a segment that makes you slowly inch towards cover in wide open spaces while everyone in the Middle East is shooting at you.  Speaking of cover, thanks for throwing in a handful of enemies that can instantly appear behind you and force you to run around to survive.  If this were Duke Nukem or Doom, I would applaud; here, it's an annoying method of forcing you into the opposite strategy that doesn't work for the rest of the game.
4. Luck.  Luck is always a factor in games...it should not be the deciding one.  Some segments are only beatable on Crushing if the enemies just happen to run in one direction, or throw a grenade a certain way, or decide not to shoot at you all at the same time.  Even taking cover became a guessing game to see which of the two walls Drake would latch himself onto (i.e., not the the right one, 7 times out of 10), if he decided to take cover at all and not roll out into the middle of a shotgun blast.

I don't mind difficulty in games.  I like challenging myself to try harder.  But this is the first time I have ever played a game on the hardest difficulty and felt no reward for my effort.  Even Metal Gear Solid 2, as many times as I checkpointed my way through THAT on Extreme, at least gave a sense of accomplishment after blowing up 25 Metal Gears in a row.  This was not.  By the time I was finished, I had no interest in the story, or the characters, or the game anymore.  The fun I had on the easier difficulties was completely wiped out.

I like Naughty Dog's games.  I like their stories.  But whoever came up with the "predicaments" to throw Drake into should be force fed into a woodchipper and the chum given to the sharks they likely keep in their on-site aquarium (they can afford it, believe me, and don't tell me otherwise).  It's one thing to make a game difficult; it's another to constantly give the player the finger so you can make the sequence "cinematic."  Stop taking advice from Michael Bay for game-making.  If you've made Modern Warfare's Veteran enjoyable and relaxing, you've done something horribly wrong.
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Post by: Russell on June 18, 2012, 09:43:10 PM
I recently beat Bionic Commando for the Xbox 360, Halo 3 and Halo: Reach
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Post by: SJP on July 11, 2012, 08:19:40 PM
Jurassic Park: The Game by Telltale for PS3.
I am on a roll lately.  At least with Uncharted 3, some of the story fell flat, but save for the difficulty it was somewhat enjoyable the first time around.  What I now ask is how the same company that did such a fantastic job on Monkey Island, Strong Bad's CG4AP, Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent, Back to the Future, and Sam and Max could have taken a license like Jurassic Park and told such a HORRIBLE story with it.

Gameplay aside (It's a Dragon's Lair clone, with some actual puzzle-solving thrown in), this is the first time I've seen Telltale's episodic method fall flat on its face.  Rather than making cliffhangers, all it does is make it feel like a game of popcorn, where different writers were called in and given the next segment, without reading what happened before.  What could have been a compelling side-story paralleling the events of the first movie instead becomes a collection of people talking until they are chased by dinosaurs, repeated ad nauseam.  Granted, there are some excellent set pieces:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
But these are so few and far between, and the game is too liberally sprinkled with pointless button pushing events (paired with the worst frame-rate jitters on a PS3 I've seen on graphics that shouldn't bog it down like it does, to the point where you miss seeing the button you need to push as it swaps camera angles) and unskippable cutscenes.
To top things off, the game shoots itself in the foot multiple times, for instance, the big secret introduced and brought up with much suspense throughout the game:
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And as for the characters and their motivations...well, the game does a nice job of dealing with ONE character:
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But another one...ugh...
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And finally, after four episodes, our big reward?  A fizzle of an ending.  It just sort of ends.  There's no sense of accomplishment, just...an ending.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
All in all, while I can't say the game is a complete and utter failure (the actual chase scenes can be fun when you don't have to be psychic to know what button comes next), I'm incredibly disappointed in the story for this, from a company I know is much, much better.  If Telltale were Pixar, Jurassic Park is Cars 2, except even less meaningful and uglier to look at. 
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 12, 2012, 10:07:42 AM
Is it worth getting at a discount just for the story? Or would watching a series of videos work as well?

I beat Wizorb, an RPG with Breakout mechanics.  It's fun and pretty short.
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Post by: SJP on July 12, 2012, 12:11:55 PM
Is it worth getting at a discount just for the story? Or would watching a series of videos work as well?

Hard to say.  The gameplay is better than the story, even though it's very lightweight in terms of gaming.  I'd say you might be happier watching it and saving your money just in case.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on December 22, 2012, 10:07:41 PM
Just beat Darkstar!  Even though my save corrupted when I was half way through I couldn't stay away. I enjoyed it.  Was a lot of fun seeing all the people from MST3k. 
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Post by: SJP on December 22, 2012, 11:38:17 PM
Assassin's Creed III.

Fun, but Connor doesn't quite have the charisma of Ezio...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Bit of a pyrrhic victory, though...collected everything and still have only 98% done, thanks to a bug involving the lousy almanac pages, and they didn't fix it in the latest update.  Ah, well.
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 23, 2012, 03:34:04 PM
Finally beat Mass Effect 3. I can't really complain too much about the ending when the 100+ hours I've spent getting to that ending since ME1 have been some of the best gaming hours of my life. I didn't think it was all that bad of an ending, really. It carried forward the central theme of "Where does humanity fit in the universe" very effectively, I think.
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Post by: MSTJedi on December 23, 2012, 03:43:07 PM
Finally beat Mass Effect 3. I can't really complain too much about the ending when the 100+ hours I've spent getting to that ending since ME1 have been some of the best gaming hours of my life. I didn't think it was all that bad of an ending, really. It carried forward the central theme of "Where does humanity fit in the universe" very effectively, I think.

Exactly. The only problem I had was how it originally left a lot of things unsaid, but that was fixed with the Extended edition (I take it that's what you played).
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 23, 2012, 08:34:15 PM
Yeah. What did the extended ending add?
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Post by: Sideswipe on December 23, 2012, 09:44:46 PM
Is the problem people have with the endings because there is no super happy ending with puppies and rainbows?  Because that would feel really strange and cheap compared to the tone of the rest of the games.  They were always bittersweet, yes you won, but there ways always a price to pay for the victory.
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Post by: MSTJedi on December 24, 2012, 01:52:59 PM
Yeah. What did the extended ending add?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 24, 2012, 02:24:08 PM
I just beat New Super Mario Bros U.

Well, I beat Bowser. Of course there is a heap of extra stuff to do. I have cleared the star coins on the first five levels. I am not always a completionist, I will play till I am not having fun any more, but for the moment I am still having fun.

Great game, but exactly what you think it will be, so you know if it's for you or not.
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Post by: CJones on December 24, 2012, 08:06:40 PM
YES! I just beat Satan in The Binding of Isaac:WotL for the first time! In your face game! Down to one heart, and I activated My Little Pony just as I was about to take another hit. He stomped right on me. Suck it Satan.

Not only that, but I was playing as Samson, and I'd never even beaten Mom before with him, let alone Satan, so I got quite a bit of stuff all at once. Blood Lust (sweet), The Wafer (also sweet) and... Everything Is Terrible.... Are you fucking kidding me? "The game just got harder"? FML  :grr:. I still need to beat Mom with Eve, and I haven't even gotten to the Cathedral yet.

Still, this is the most fun I've had playing a video game in years. I've been playing it obsessively, pretty much every day, for almost a month now.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on December 24, 2012, 09:30:13 PM
YES! I just beat Satan in The Binding of Isaac:WotL for the first time! In your face game! Down to one heart, and I activated My Little Pony just as I was about to take another hit. He stomped right on me. Suck it Satan.

Not only that, but I was playing as Samson, and I'd never even beaten Mom before with him, let alone Satan, so I got quite a bit of stuff all at once. Blood Lust (sweet), The Wafer (also sweet) and... Everything Is Terrible.... Are you fucking kidding me? "The game just got harder"? FML  :grr:. I still need to beat Mom with Eve, and I haven't even gotten to the Cathedral yet.

Still, this is the most fun I've had playing a video game in years. I've been playing it obsessively, pretty much every day, for almost a month now.

 :clap: congrats sir. You've earned it.

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Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 28, 2012, 05:17:49 AM
Just got 100% on New Super Mario Bros U!

Some of those star coins were real S.O.B.s.

Great fun! Now hurry up with Pikmin 3, Nintendo!
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Post by: iv3rdawG on January 08, 2013, 12:07:30 PM
The Walking Dead (PC)

Impacted me on an emotional level that no game has ever done and rarely any movie or TV show has. One of the best video games I've ever played.
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Post by: SJP on January 12, 2013, 09:23:24 AM
Manos: The Hands of Fate for PC.  Both endings.

Man, is this game fun.  It's simple, direct, and takes about half an hour to finish.  No spending hours finding useless collectibles, controls are nice and tight, and hard enough in the right parts to make things tough, but not so tough that you can't finish the game within a reasonable amount of time.  And yes, it's funny, too.

This is the kind of thing I really miss in modern gaming.
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 15, 2013, 06:00:07 PM
The Walking Dead. Good god, this was an awesome game. Well, the story was amazing. And having your choices mean something down the road made it hard to make choices in the time allotted to make them. Especially since I'm not much for snap decisions. My one gripe would be the lack of an inverted Y-axis on the right stick. I was forced to switch over to using my left thumb when I had to aim at anything. For some reason that made it a lot less confusing for me.

About the decisions and consequences, there was one instance that I found really baffling:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 15, 2013, 08:42:14 PM
Laura Croft and the Guardian of Light:  I only played it because it came free with a steam pre order of the new Tomb Raider game (and still does).  So I could say that I don't mind it being a crappy game because technically I got it for free... however, what made me pre order Tomb Raider in the first place was the promise of two games for the price of one.

The controls and movement feel weird.  The game design is a top down platformy shooter which is great for dual joysticks where one moves and the other shoots (Smash TV, Binding of Isaac, Renegade Ops, all fun games).  Except that no, you can't do that.  Maybe you can for console versions, but it won't let you bind shoot to a joystick on the PC, it's just a button press.  So I used the mouse and keyboard.  Which was alright, but I never felt confident in my movement and aiming.  That didn't matter a whole lot because the game was pretty easy, even on hard.

Though I only played single player.  I'm not going to play a puzzle game with some random person online, seems weird to me.  Not that I could really call what are in the game 'puzzles'.  It's just rolling balls around.  Pretty much it.  I sure hope Tomb Raider is an excellent game, or else I wasted some money which I wish I could have back to pay rent right about now.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 15, 2013, 10:31:39 PM
I beat Adventure Time: Hey Ice King, Why'd You Steal Our Garbage. It's a neat throwback to Zelda 2, but a bit easier than Zelda 2 because I was able to actually beat it. :^) I love that they went old school and didn't constantly tell you, "OK. Here's where to go next to beat the game." It's exploration and trial and error and other neat things that have been weeded out of video games over the years.
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 17, 2013, 10:56:33 PM
Saints Row the Third. Wasn't really expecting it to end that quickly, but there it was. And, in perfect form, it was completely out of left field and silly (it was the happy ending).
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Post by: CJones on February 19, 2013, 06:01:15 PM
YES!!!!!!!

Sweet Mother of God! After logging 212 hours on this game, I FINALLY beat The Chest in The Binding of Isaac  ;D. And it was in the most overpowered run I've ever had by far. Maggie with about 10 heart containers, spirit hearts off the screen, Spirit of the Night and, get this, Mom's Knife AND Polyphemus. I literally ripped apart ??? in about 5 seconds.

And yet I still can't beat The Purist challenge  :P
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 23, 2013, 01:54:24 AM
Just beat Paper Mario: Sticker Star and collected all the stickers along the way. It's not the best of the series (That's still Thousand Year Door) but it's a worthy entry into the series.
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 17, 2013, 12:50:37 AM
Tyrant and I just finished The Walking Dead. And they say video games can't be art...
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 17, 2013, 01:23:06 AM
Beat the Adventure Time game.  Just OK, but I loved the final boss level.  Still, I'm hoping for a better Adventure Time game down the line.
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Post by: MSTJedi on March 17, 2013, 08:35:01 AM
Tomb Raider. Now this is the way to make a TR game. It was only a rental and I beat it before I had to take it back, but it was longer than I expected and I can definitely say that I wanted more. I'm sure there will be DLC and there was a multiplayer element, but I was kinda loathe to try it because the single player story and experience was so great. Good god, does Lara get the crap beaten out of her, though. And that's mostly by the environment, not her enemies.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on March 17, 2013, 01:22:45 PM
Her deaths are quite violent. The multiplayer is pretty bland. You didn't miss anything
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Post by: MSTJedi on March 17, 2013, 11:29:44 PM
The behind the scenes videos showed the actress who plays Lara watching the finished scenes. Wonder if they showed her all the ones she died in.
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 06, 2013, 09:04:41 AM
Bioshock Infinite. Whoa . . . That's all I can say to that ending. That last battle was a pain in the ass, though. Got some pointers online and was able to finish it off, but man, what a bitch. Highly recommended. Not sure about replay value.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 06, 2013, 06:21:56 PM
Bioshock Infinite. Whoa . . . That's all I can say to that ending. That last battle was a pain in the ass, though. Got some pointers online and was able to finish it off, but man, what a bitch. Highly recommended. Not sure about replay value.

Just beat it myself.  I didn't have too much trouble with the last battle.  But I agree, great game.  Highly recommend it as well.  I was a big fan of being able to zip around on the sky lines.  Made positioning yourself easier and more important.

And as for the ending, whoa indeed.  I'll continue my thoughts in the spoiler.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

EDIT:  And for more discussion on Infinite's ending, this cracked article is pretty awesome.  http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-awesome-flaws-in-new-bioshock-game_p2/
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Post by: lassieface on April 09, 2013, 11:10:54 AM
Bioshock Infinite

Definitely not happy I beat it. Ken Levine is a bastard. I'm going to go cry now.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 09, 2013, 11:17:44 AM
Bioshock Infinite

Definitely not happy I beat it. Ken Levine is a bastard. I'm going to go cry now.

But did you like it?
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Post by: lassieface on April 09, 2013, 12:33:48 PM
I loved it. It's one of the best games I've ever played. It's better written, acted, and presented than most movies. And dear god is it pretty.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 09, 2013, 02:43:26 PM
I have also just beaten Bioshock Infinite.  I'm not sure if the world is as captivating as Rapture, but I really enjoyed just the same. 
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 09, 2013, 04:35:19 PM
Strangely enough, I found myself able to follow the story in Infinite easier than the original bioshock.  I think that's because most people had a face and a character in this game, even if maybe they are initially only introduced in the nickelodeons.  Whereas in Bioshock most of the game was listening to people talk who you never meet until the end of the game.  Made it a little confusing for me at times. 
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 10, 2013, 10:01:30 AM
Yeah, just couldn't get into Bioshock like I did with Infinite. I started the first game a while back, but put it down for a while because my computer really wasn't up to the task. Then I got a new graphics card and picked it up . . . and just didn't really care to play it much. Maybe it's the claustrophobic atmosphere of being underwater or the first-person characterization that VoC mentioned. I had no problem with continuing with Infinite, though. Started playing and couldn't put it down until I was done (well, I did stop to sleep, but I didn't play anything else until I beat it).
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 10, 2013, 12:09:18 PM
Started playing again in 1999 mode.  Even though I've played all the levels before, the gameplay is still surprisingly fun.  1999 mode is hard, though it's not that big of a step up form hard mode.  It's also interesting to pick up on all the little things I missed the first time.

And Yahtzee just did a Zero Punctuation on Infinite that's quite good.  No spoilers.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/7105-BioShock-Infinite?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=news
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 10, 2013, 12:28:41 PM
Started playing again in 1999 mode.  Even though I've played all the levels before, the gameplay is still surprisingly fun.  1999 mode is hard, though it's not that big of a step up form hard mode.  It's also interesting to pick up on all the little things I missed the first time.

And Yahtzee just did a Zero Punctuation on Infinite that's quite good.  No spoilers.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/7105-BioShock-Infinite?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=news

Yeah, love his reaction to Bioshock 2.  ;D
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 10, 2013, 12:36:42 PM
The game is definitely up it's own ass.  But as he mentions, sometimes that isn't such a bad thing if it's done well.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2013, 01:43:39 PM
The music in the game is also amazing, from the stunning opening sequence in the church, to the old-timey covers of modern songs, it's actually made me stop walking around and shooting people just to listen to most of it.

Never did find the Salty Oyster Bar though.   :grr:
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 10, 2013, 09:02:58 PM
So, of all the strange oddities in the gaming world...

LEGO City undercover has one of the most epic ending fights and sequences ever.


Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Just link to the final mission in case some people plan on playing for themselves. (it's a video of the full level, but the final stuff starts at the 13:30 mark).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gyS6oOU6kY
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 10, 2013, 09:19:01 PM
I was wondering if I should pick it up or not. I've played a few of the licensed Lego games, and they are fun enough, but not amazing. You liked this one?
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2013, 11:34:19 AM
I've heard that the loading times for the game are atrocious.  Have they improved since its launch? Because it looked kinda neat otherwise.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 13, 2013, 08:17:17 AM
I was wondering if I should pick it up or not. I've played a few of the licensed Lego games, and they are fun enough, but not amazing. You liked this one?

I've enjoyed some of the LEGO games (Star Wars, Harry Potter), with my favorite before this being LEGO Lord of the Rings.  LEGO City Undercover eclipses that by quite a bit.  By having a non licensed game, TT was able to be a lot more creative.  Making a game that is a big send up to cop movies.   The humor is more enjoyable as well, not being "hey look, they're doing goofy things", to having fairly clever writing.

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I've heard that the loading times for the game are atrocious.  Have they improved since its launch? Because it looked kinda neat otherwise.
They are a bit long, but they are not that often.  Usually only when going into a level to and from the main open world, so they don't happen that often thankfully.  I think the game manages to be great in spite of that.  Nintendo is doing a general update this month to speed things up, but I imagine it will only help the menu load times.
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Post by: lassieface on April 13, 2013, 11:18:25 AM
Yeah, I've liked all of the Lego games I've played. Those cutscenes are so great.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on April 14, 2013, 06:46:42 PM
I just finished "Tomb Raider" on PS3 with 60-some percent completion. I might go back through and get all of the trinkets, tombs, etc. But overall felt it was a pretty decent and well made game with good voice acting and for me personally the best looking Lara in the game's series. (Adjusting for graphical changes over the decades.) Young, tight, curvy, beautiful and realistically proportioned.  Game play was good, story was decent and pretty good controls. (I would have liked to see an auto-aim feature, though.)  The QTEs were a bit annoying at times (sometimes I thought I'd be watching a cinematic only to get impaled on something, then realize I was supposed to be doing something.)   If I go back through to get 100% completion I hope there's still some encounters with baddies otherwise it might be pretty boring.

Overall, a decent game.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 14, 2013, 08:19:56 PM
I just finished "Tomb Raider" on PS3 with 60-some percent completion. I might go back through and get all of the trinkets, tombs, etc. But overall felt it was a pretty decent and well made game with good voice acting and for me personally the best looking Lara in the game's series. (Adjusting for graphical changes over the decades.) Young, tight, curvy, beautiful and realistically proportioned.  Game play was good, story was decent and pretty good controls. (I would have liked to see an auto-aim feature, though.)  The QTEs were a bit annoying at times (sometimes I thought I'd be watching a cinematic only to get impaled on something, then realize I was supposed to be doing something.)   If I go back through to get 100% completion I hope there's still some encounters with baddies otherwise it might be pretty boring.

Overall, a decent game.

How was the ending?  I lost about 3 hours of game play because the auto save feature was messed up or something.  I did a whole lot of collecting of trinkets and upgrading stuff... and it's hard to bring myself to do all that again.  Would you say the ending is worth it?
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Post by: Trekker4747 on April 15, 2013, 03:17:49 AM
Ending was pretty good, there's a big battle with an Oni and several archers that keep popping up (here the game also "helps" you a bit (at least on the Normal setting) by spawning a box of rifle shells when you run out) but that's, really, the last "big battle" of the game.  The battle with the leader of the cult is mostly a QTE.  But a pretty good ending with a cinematic with Lara deciding to take on her "destiny."
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 22, 2013, 07:49:56 AM
Turns out I was about 20 minutes away from the ending.  If I would have known that I'm not sure I would have spent the time to beat it.  The game was pretty good overall.  My opinion of it would have been a lot better if I wasn't forced to replay 4 hours of it, because boy does that game have zero replay value, especially since the multilayer is horrible. 

And considering they announced that no single player DLC is planned (could have sworn they would add more tombs as DLC), the game now gets deleted to free up some hard drive space.
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 24, 2013, 06:37:33 PM
Bioshock. After playing Infinite recently, I decided to give the original game another chance since I'm able to play in HD now because of my new video card. Whatever made me not able to get into it before didn't stop me this time. Blew through it in a couple of days since I'm not working at the moment (long, stupid story). Bioshock is a lot more claustrophobic and dark than Infinite, which may be one of the things that turned me off originally. I took my time trying to explore and find all the pieces of the story through flashbacks and audio files. That ending is pretty brief, though. A little over a minute of cutscene and suddenly you're at the main menu. Okay . . .

Kind of scared to try Bioshock 2 from what I've heard about it. I got them both in a download bundle on Amazon for cheap, so it's just sitting there . . . waiting. I wasn't thrilled with the obstructed field of view once you put on the Big Daddy suit towards the end of Bioshock, though. Can't imagine I'd enjoy a whole game of it.
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Post by: CJones on July 10, 2013, 03:14:27 AM
Just beat Rogue Legacy.

244 children (about 5 or 6 spent just on the final boss) and level 128. Strongly recommend a Paladin for that fight. Good damage and the ability to block. Hokage or Assassin would probably work well too. I just couldn't time their Y moves correctly. Oh, and learn to pogo attack. It makes the second form a lot easier. I actually had more trouble with his first form.

Now on to NG+. Got about 12K gold to spend from that last fight. I hear that around your third time through the game it's practically bullet hell.
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 10, 2013, 05:21:02 AM
I'm on something like level 240.  I haven't actually even fought the depths boss yet.  I just like wandering around collecting gold too much.  I'm still missing about half the equipment though. 
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Post by: CJones on July 10, 2013, 02:11:11 PM
Yeah, I only had one 4th tier piece of equipment available when I beat it. I still don't have anything from the 5th tier. Now I'm trying NG+. How's that going you might ask? Well...

The good news is, you gain a permanent +50% gain in gold for beating the game. Combined with Bounty Runes, the Spelunker class, Sage equipment and/or gold gain stat upgrades you've bought, you can easily be getting double gold or more. I had my Gold Gain stat at level 4, so I'm now getting a minimum of 90% more gold.

The bad news is, the difficulty skyrockets (and I mean REALLY skyrockets), even at just NG+1. Seriously, the Castle in NG+ is at least as hard as The Darkness was before. This means enemies drop lots more gold, but even with such massive amounts of gold, I'm still getting killed so fast that half the time I can't afford to buy anything for the next attempt.
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 10, 2013, 05:40:30 PM
Yeah, I finished up with last couple of bosses today.  I basically tanked them with Babarian King and the crit stats maxed out.  My first run through in NG+ wasn't too bad - I got a few pieces of armour straight away, but yeah, there's definitely a huge spike in difficulty.
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Post by: CJones on July 21, 2013, 11:44:48 AM
Rogue Legacy, NG+1.

Holy hell this game gets exponentially harder with each new game. Now attempting NG+2, but it's like a bullet hell shooter at this point.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 21, 2013, 06:28:59 PM
Final Fantasy VII.  Didn't crash on me the second time.  Good game, but glad to be done with it.
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 25, 2013, 12:13:42 PM
I got all the achievements in two - very different - games.  Scribblenauts Unlimited and The Binding of Isaac.  Scribblenauts was fun, but I think that game would probably benefit from a group playing it rather than solo gaming.  Any game where you can make a camel wear a fedora and a red nose can't be all bad though.

Binding of Isaac is fantastic.  I don't particularly like its aesthetic, but in terms of gameplay it's great fun.  Getting all the items to finish off the Steam Achievement list became an absolute pain in the ass though.  Pyro just wouldn't drop for me, even when I went out of my way not to pick up bombs.  In the end, I just had to cheat - it was the only one left! - to finish, otherwise I could've spent dozens of hours trying to get one bloody item.
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Post by: CJones on July 25, 2013, 03:00:33 PM
Isaac is one of my all time favorite games. I clocked about 270 hours on it. But even I didn't 100% the game. I never unlocked Judas' Tongue, Eve's Bird Foot or Samson's Lock. But the real challenge is getting all the "no damage" achievements.  :clap: to you for managing that.   
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Post by: MSTJedi on July 25, 2013, 04:25:42 PM
Assassin's Creed 2. What do you know, I actually finished this one. For some reason, the first couldn't keep my interest, but this one kept me going the whole way through and actually left me wanting more. Interesting story, lots of intrigue, fun climbing and assassination system (unintended leaps into the air off of tall buildings aside). I just loved jumping down from the roof of a building to assassinate someone. Found myself doing it whenever it wasn't even necessary. Now I want to check out the sequels to see where it goes, which I'm sure was the point to XBL offering it free for Gold members.
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Post by: MSTJedi on July 27, 2013, 02:34:55 PM
Bayonetta. This is one that I got a while back, but never finished because I kept getting my ass handed to me in Normal mode and I was too proud to go to Easy. This time I started and finished it in Easy mode and while the fighting felt a little too easy most of the time, I was actually able to enjoy the (completely WTF and bizarre) story instead of repeatedly cursing the cheap shots the enemies were getting in. Hopefully the sequel won't be a WiiU exclusive forever and it'll eventually go to other consoles since I plan on getting a PS4.
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Post by: CJones on July 29, 2013, 06:19:19 PM
Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2... etc etc

I've perfect+'d every level on normal ("Just Right") difficulty, so technically I "beat" the game. I only found a few of the retro levels (actually I passed right by many of them because I simply didn't know they were anything special), so I'm no where near 100%..

I'm playing through on Quite Hard now. It is, as the name suggests, rather hard. I've finished most of Welkin Wonderland so far.

Variety of Cells, I see you've played this. I've made it my personal goal to beat your scores ;)

You'll have to go back and replay some levels if you want to keep your goal ;)

Done, I think. I botched some of the earlier levels, but that has since been rectified. Feel free to prove me wrong. I can kinda understand why you didn't finish the game. After a while it gets pretty tedious and repetitive . Apparently the key to getting high scores is to work out exactly how many dances you can jam into each run. When you're still just trying to figure out how to survive, this gets really annoying, really fast.

Also, I beat Rogue Legacy NG+2 last night. NG+3 is proving to be quite the bitch. The game scoffs at your Grace Runes by this point  :grr:
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 29, 2013, 06:47:56 PM
Yeah, quite hard was too hard to be fun for me. Normal difficulty was perfect.
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Post by: JimJ on August 02, 2013, 02:01:00 AM
Also, I beat Rogue Legacy NG+2 last night. NG+3 is proving to be quite the bitch. The game scoffs at your Grace Runes by this point  :grr:

I'm on, like, NG +10 right now.  At a certain point it becomes a matter of rushing through the ridiculously hard rooms to find the ridiculously easy boss fight.  Granted, I'm totally decked out in Grace runes but, still, the regular enemies and room layouts seem to scale much faster in difficulty than the bosses do.  I'm at the level 507 cap, with everything upgraded. Don't know if I'll stop now or keep going to get my last two achievements.  I still need to collect like 8 more blueprints (which have become scarce as hell) and beat one of the clown's games.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 08, 2013, 05:52:43 PM
I'm always like, 3 targets away from winning the Clown axe mini-game.  Apparently if you are a Barbarian King, you could fus-do-rah them all in one go.  That may have been patched out, though.  :-\
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Post by: CJones on August 08, 2013, 08:30:25 PM
Also, I beat Rogue Legacy NG+2 last night. NG+3 is proving to be quite the bitch. The game scoffs at your Grace Runes by this point  :grr:

I'm on, like, NG +10 right now.  At a certain point it becomes a matter of rushing through the ridiculously hard rooms to find the ridiculously easy boss fight.  Granted, I'm totally decked out in Grace runes but, still, the regular enemies and room layouts seem to scale much faster in difficulty than the bosses do.  I'm at the level 507 cap, with everything upgraded. Don't know if I'll stop now or keep going to get my last two achievements.  I still need to collect like 8 more blueprints (which have become scarce as hell) and beat one of the clown's games.

Then you're in the same position as me. Except I'm at NG+4. :-[ I need three more blueprints. And I still have yet to beat that fucking clown. Those are the only achievements left for me. The bosses are a cakewalk, but for the rest of the game...  :grr: Just give me the option to play as an Assassin every time and I'll show you the meaning of pain. Spellsword, Barbarian K/Q and Paladin are worthy backups, but from my experience the Assassin is hands down the best.   
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Post by: JimJ on August 08, 2013, 10:34:31 PM
Also, I beat Rogue Legacy NG+2 last night. NG+3 is proving to be quite the bitch. The game scoffs at your Grace Runes by this point  :grr:

I'm on, like, NG +10 right now.  At a certain point it becomes a matter of rushing through the ridiculously hard rooms to find the ridiculously easy boss fight.  Granted, I'm totally decked out in Grace runes but, still, the regular enemies and room layouts seem to scale much faster in difficulty than the bosses do.  I'm at the level 507 cap, with everything upgraded. Don't know if I'll stop now or keep going to get my last two achievements.  I still need to collect like 8 more blueprints (which have become scarce as hell) and beat one of the clown's games.

Then you're in the same position as me. Except I'm at NG+4. :-[ I need three more blueprints. And I still have yet to beat that fucking clown. Those are the only achievements left for me. The bosses are a cakewalk, but for the rest of the game...  :grr: Just give me the option to play as an Assassin every time and I'll show you the meaning of pain. Spellsword, Barbarian K/Q and Paladin are worthy backups, but from my experience the Assassin is hands down the best.

I finally beat the clown by cheating.  On the axe one you can throw axes before you enter the room with the targets, allowing you to take out a few targets without taking away from your five axes. Still just barely beat it. As for equipment, well, I reset my save around NG+12. The game was just too hard for me to keep grinding for equipment. Hopefully I'll be able to get all of them on this file.
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Post by: JimJ on August 15, 2013, 01:50:16 PM
Well, I've finally beaten the main game of Spelunky with no shortcuts. Now the quest for the city of gold and hell can truly begin.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on August 24, 2013, 09:26:17 AM
Just beat The Neverhood.  After backing Armikrog I figured I should check out some of his other games.  I remember I had a demo of The Neverhood that came with my dad's PC when I was quite young.  Wasn't quite old enough then to grasp some of the abstract puzzles.

But I'm proud to say I beat it after using a walkthrough for only one portion of a puzzle.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I'm usually horrible at point and click adventures.  I'm guessing The Neverhood is probably considered fairly easy compared to other games in its genre, but oh well, I'm still proud.

Oh, and now I'm even more excited for Armikrog.  Loved the character design, art design and animations in The Neverhood, and I'm sure they have only gotten better over the last decade. 
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Post by: SJP on August 24, 2013, 06:59:30 PM
Same thing here.  I didn't get to sponsor, but I did get the hankering to play the Neverhood not too long ago.  Didn't use a walkthrough this time around, but I did use it for one or two puzzles years ago and still remembered the solutions.  It's also a lot shorter than I remembered, but it's still such a joy.  Heck of a time getting the old CD-Rom installed, though, and having the colors stay correct.

Don't have any super WHOOO! moments, but I did pick up the Sly Collection since I did enjoy playing the fourth one for the PS3 and beat Thievius Raccoonus.  It's fun, but the character personalities were a little jolting (Murray wasn't "The Murray" yet) and the story wasn't as much fun as the later entries, but still interesting to play the series' roots.  Seems like 2 & 3 made a LOT of changes, but I haven't tried them yet.
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Post by: Compound on August 25, 2013, 08:53:52 PM
Saint's Row IV

Oy, what a mess.

Oh, no the gameplay and story. I rather enjoyed those. But the 360 version is rather buggy. During the game, I had it freeze on about a dozen occasions, requiring a system reboot. I also had the HUD fail to load, the buildings fail to load, the background fail to load and during the end credits, the music failed to load.  Oh, and in the Keymaster mission there was a near-fatal bug that fired off almost every time when I got to the second item. That one took a dozen retries to finish. Oh, and one red ring incident as well, although I suspect a lightning storm was the root cause there. It's incredibly buggy right now and that's a shame because it detracts from what otherwise is a pretty enjoyable game.
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Post by: MSTJedi on August 25, 2013, 09:31:22 PM
Saint's Row IV

Oy, what a mess.

Oh, no the gameplay and story. I rather enjoyed those. But the 360 version is rather buggy. During the game, I had it freeze on about a dozen occasions, requiring a system reboot. I also had the HUD fail to load, the buildings fail to load, the background fail to load and during the end credits, the music failed to load.  Oh, and in the Keymaster mission there was a near-fatal bug that fired off almost every time when I got to the second item. That one took a dozen retries to finish. Oh, and one red ring incident as well, although I suspect a lightning storm was the root cause there. It's incredibly buggy right now and that's a shame because it detracts from what otherwise is a pretty enjoyable game.

Rented this one on 360 and only got to around 20% completion before I had to return it. It was loads of fun and I didn't run into any of those bugs that I remember. Still, I have the 3rd on PC and even though I have to run it at 720p because of my middling video card, it still looks better than the 360 at 1080p. I suppose you can chalk that up to the current gen showing its limitations. Hopefully by the time I buy the game once it's gone down in price, they'll have worked most of the kinks out.
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Post by: RoninFox on August 28, 2013, 02:10:49 AM
Same thing here.  I didn't get to sponsor, but I did get the hankering to play the Neverhood not too long ago.  Didn't use a walkthrough this time around, but I did use it for one or two puzzles years ago and still remembered the solutions.  It's also a lot shorter than I remembered, but it's still such a joy.  Heck of a time getting the old CD-Rom installed, though, and having the colors stay correct.

Don't have any super WHOOO! moments, but I did pick up the Sly Collection since I did enjoy playing the fourth one for the PS3 and beat Thievius Raccoonus.  It's fun, but the character personalities were a little jolting (Murray wasn't "The Murray" yet) and the story wasn't as much fun as the later entries, but still interesting to play the series' roots.  Seems like 2 & 3 made a LOT of changes, but I haven't tried them yet.

Fully agree, the first one seems like it's almost from a different series.  They made a huge change with the second one that the developers summed up as "In Sly 1, every level is about going somewhere.  In Sly 2 every level is about doing something."  2 and 3 are going to feel a lot closer to what you played in Sly 4.  I loved playing Sly 4, but thought it was slightly disapointingly short and just a touch too linear.  You usually only had one mission at a time you could choose.
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Post by: JimJ on September 02, 2013, 10:08:31 AM
Just beat Hell in Spelunky. Feels so good. A lot of great runs ended in frustration and rage getting to this point. In the end, King Yama was no match for my mighty shotgun.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 03, 2013, 01:00:52 PM
I beat Saints Row IV on the PC, where it runs rather nicely.  I really enjoyed it, but I'm pretty sure that to get the most out of it you need to play Saints Row III.

It has great moments, but it's the overall sense of freedom and mobility that I loved most.  It's like Crackdown, but fun.
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Post by: MSTJedi on September 03, 2013, 03:03:00 PM
I beat Saints Row IV on the PC, where it runs rather nicely.  I really enjoyed it, but I'm pretty sure that to get the most out of it you need to play Saints Row III.

It has great moments, but it's the overall sense of freedom and mobility that I loved most.  It's like Crackdown, but fun.

You know, I was thinking that myself. The gameplay in Crackdown is fun, but the story is ridiculously anemic. See these guys? Wander around until you find them and then kill them. Sure, you can leap tall buildings and punt cars around while you do it, but there's not much to engage you other than that.

Saints Row takes all that and gives you an absolutely batshit (in a good way) story to go with it.
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Post by: Pak-Man on September 09, 2013, 09:29:59 PM
Civilization V! I know I'm a little late to that party, and even then it was just a time victory, but this is the first time I've seen a game through to the end. I've started like- 30 games, I usually play until just past the modern age, then get distracted and decide to start fresh when I pick the game up a month or two later. It's not that I haven't been enjoying the game. I just LOVE to start games of Civilization. Don't know why that is.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on September 14, 2013, 10:53:41 AM
I picked up Borderlands 2 during the Steam Sale, and god DAMN, that game is fun. I finally beat it today! Actually, the final bossfights were a little underwhelming. The biggest problem was that I'm playing an Anarchy Mechromancer, and my revolver was dealing around 4000 damage on a RICOCHET.  Give me something big, or a place where I can just run up and unload an entire clip into your side, and I win. Plus, it kind of lacked the "WTF just happened?!" that was in the first Borderlands. BL2 was a more fun game, though.
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Post by: CJones on September 23, 2013, 05:19:40 PM
Civilization V! I know I'm a little late to that party, and even then it was just a time victory, but this is the first time I've seen a game through to the end. I've started like- 30 games, I usually play until just past the modern age, then get distracted and decide to start fresh when I pick the game up a month or two later. It's not that I haven't been enjoying the game. I just LOVE to start games of Civilization. Don't know why that is.

Yeah, I do that a lot too. I beat GaK once with Austria (Space Victory) and I beat BNW once with Indonesia (Diplomatic Victory, BTW Indonesia rocks on a archipelago map). But I loads of save files from games that I started but lost interest some. Some as much as halfway done.
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Post by: CJones on September 23, 2013, 05:30:56 PM
I just beat Brothers:A Tale of Two Sons. It's short, 3-4 hours, but extremely well done. As far as the look and feel of the game, it reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus and Ico. I can't really say WOOOO! though, as
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Definitely worth playing, if for no other reason than for the ingenious control scheme. You literally play two characters simultaneously. This can be quite mind bending. Fortunately you can't usually walk off cliffs. I was constantly forgetting which side of the controller controlled who.
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Post by: JimJ on September 23, 2013, 06:51:49 PM
I just beat Brothers:A Tale of Two Sons. It's short, 3-4 hours, but extremely well done. As far as the look and feel of the game, it reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus and Ico. I can't really say WOOOO! though, as
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Definitely worth playing, if for no other reason than for the ingenious control scheme. You literally play two characters simultaneously. This can be quite mind bending. Fortunately you can't usually walk off cliffs. I was constantly forgetting which side of the controller controlled who.

Looking forward to playing this.  I bought it like two weeks ago based on Total Biscuit's absolutely ringing endorsement, but I want to be able to play through it in one sitting without interruptions, and it's tough to find a good time for that.  It's the same problem I had with Journey, which I didn't get around to playing until months after buying it.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on October 07, 2013, 03:48:28 PM
Just beat Dark Souls for the PC.  A very rewarding experience.  Clocked in at about 55 hours.  Difficult game, but not too difficult.  Especially once you figure out how the game thinks, or expects you to think.
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Post by: SJP on October 07, 2013, 04:31:05 PM
Just beat Dark Souls for the PC.  A very rewarding experience.  Clocked in at about 55 hours.  Difficult game, but not too difficult.  Especially once you figure out how the game thinks, or expects you to think.

From what I understand, isn't the game like Goldfinger in that it just "expects you to die?" ;)

Actually, I beat Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, but not 100% yet (going back through all my 'horror' games for October that I haven't played).  It seems like it should be a lot more fun than it really is.  I suspect part of it is due to me trying to play through solo instead of getting online friends to play, resulting in me shouldering the burden as the Three Stooges run around and get themselves killed.  But while something like Borderlands get MORE fun when you go online, playing solo is still doable.  Raccoon City feels like they assumed you'd never in your right mind play alone, and considering how many people returned this on the day after buying it, they didn't plan for the obvious.  Like how Aliens vs. Predator assumed their game was so awesome you'd play online for YEARS just to get to 18000+ experience...3 XP at a time.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on October 14, 2013, 07:19:35 AM
GTA V

Just the main story, not 100% overall macho completion or anything. Don't worry... won't be a single story / ending(s) spoiler here. Suffice to say, it's a GTA game... so I had zero sympathy for any character at all... so the story just sort of comes and goes.

As far as the gameplay, it's almost everything that was good about GTA4 with another layer on top... The three character dynamic worked surprisingly well... with only a few very minor lines of dialog conflicting with which character actually performed which action... but that minor nitpick aside, the overall construction of the plot was incredibly well done. The missions were varied enough and the multi-part heist jobs were great fun. The main characters go front and center this time, a bit of a break from their previous formula where the protagonist was mainly just sort of along for the crazy ride with all the other freaks and sociopaths that populated the game world... But it really works quite well, a lot of snappy dialog and dark humor to be had... While I didn't really care much about any of the actual characters themselves, at least they had more interesting backstories than Niko Bellic. That trademark college-level Rockstar satire is again out in force and I got lots of chuckles from the radio stations and the side characters... Even if this one didn't offer any secondary characters as fun as the insecure alpha of Brucie Kibbutz or the amusing incomprehensibility of Little Jacob.

I still prefer the vehicle handling in the last game, as the cars had actual weight and momentum and required some finesse. With GTA5 it was full-on Need For Speed arcade go-kart mode.. which is still fun as hell... just maybe a little less rewarding then the last game. Also I found the challenge level a bit lacking... With all the talk of the new checkpoint system and the option to skip missions if you get stuck... I was expecting a difficult slog in places... But apart from a few times when you are thrown to the wolves and need to die once or twice to develop a plan.. everything was surprisingly easy. Virtually zero frustration is a good thing I guess, but the first two thirds of the main story was a complete cake walk with only a few minor speed bumps after that. Still, it's such a beautiful and varied environment... with so much to do... none of the blemishes do much to detract from the overall accomplishment.

The replay value is already much higher than GTA4... as soon as the story mode was done with that one I was already looking forward to the expansion packs... But with GTA5, I still have plenty of side missions and accomplishments I'm looking to do... Also pretty sure I will replay certain missions to go for 'gold' completion... This one has made me want to stick around more than the last one did. You spend $250 million to make a video game, either you are going to do something really special or fall on your face... and Rockstar delivered once again.
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Post by: SJP on October 27, 2013, 09:47:42 PM
Silent Hill: Homecoming.  With all five endings.  No trophies, though, since the PS3 version never put them in.

I really am somewhat surprised by the amount of absolute hatred there is for this game.  Sure, the story isn't Silent Hill 2, but then, Silent Hill, Silent Hill 3 (my personal least favorite of the series), Silent Hill 4: The Room aren't Silent Hill 2, either.  Of course, I somehow also managed to avoid the numerous glitches associated with the game, too, which helped immensely, but I actually thought it was a decent title.  Maybe just going into it knowing it was so disliked set me up a little better than I would've thought otherwise, but I didn't even mind the combat portions of the game and getting used to the dodging system.

Anyway, with that one out of the way, onto Downpour!  I do have somewhat lowered expectations for that one, since I did play it for a little bit and found it lacking, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed it gets better.  Though considering this one is ALSO not well regarded, I don't have much hope already.

Just as long as it's better than 3.  I HATE the combat in 3 so much it actually tainted the story for me.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on November 12, 2013, 11:10:12 AM
Assassin's Creed 3

Last night I typed up a couple of paragraphs on this one... But then I read it and found it all a bit mean-spirited. But with a day of reflection... this one still left me mostly disappointed... even if I found it entertaining enough to finish the main story. The basic stuff still works, the combat is relatively non-challenging but still fun enough when you trigger those great kill animations. When the environment allows, you can still do some fun leaps and runs. But all the side stuff they added, save for the awesome naval battles, are half-baked and in some cases completely superfluous. The story largely collapses under the weight of everything that preceded it... ending up bloated with a ridiculous amount of largely dull cutscenes.... topped off with a pretty lame ending. It was sorta cute a few games back when Enzio was shooting the shit with DaVinci and helping him invent stuff... But now, with this new guy riding with Paul Revere and commanding troops and turning the tides of war... it all seems like delusions of grandeur in the writing room. Wasn't this series about sneaking around and radical ninja parkour and stabbing people and staying behind the scenes? With all the damn redcoats I was forced to slaughter thanks to a wonky stealth system, it was like playing "Prototype:1776" at times. While I guess there were just enough fun moments to justify the time investment, I couldn't shake the feeling that the whole exercise was an overambitious, jumbled mess.
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 12, 2013, 01:36:00 PM
I've been playing AC3 too.  The combat is much more fun than in previous games - I've just come off of the back of Ass Creed: Rev - but I agree about the excessive padding in the game.  It's like they set out to make a masterpiece and forgot about how fun the Ezio game were.  It also takes way too long to actually get going - about 5 hours until you're adult Connor - with face-palming tutorials on things that are silly to put into the third iteration of a franchise.

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Post by: Variety of Cells on November 13, 2013, 04:16:02 PM
It's more of a "Oh, I just beat" instead of a wooo, but I just beat Machine for Pigs. I didn't hate it, but I don't think it worked. It tried to be Dear Esther more than Amnesia, but with a less interesting story it feels like nothing really happened. And the fact that it wasn't scary when one expects scary didn't help.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 13, 2013, 04:32:03 PM
It's more of a "Oh, I just beat" instead of a wooo, but I just beat Machine for Pigs. I didn't hate it, but I don't think it worked. It tried to be Dear Esther more than Amnesia, but with a less interesting story it feels like nothing really happened. And the fact that it wasn't scary when one expects scary didn't help.
Are you a parent? I'm told the game is a lot more effecting if you're a parent.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on November 13, 2013, 06:25:21 PM
It's more of a "Oh, I just beat" instead of a wooo, but I just beat Machine for Pigs. I didn't hate it, but I don't think it worked. It tried to be Dear Esther more than Amnesia, but with a less interesting story it feels like nothing really happened. And the fact that it wasn't scary when one expects scary didn't help.
Are you a parent? I'm told the game is a lot more effecting if you're a parent.

I am not a parent, though my wife and I plan to be.  However, the same story line worked for Silent Hill, and Silent Hill 2, but those games had actual characters and emotion.  MfP has two disembodied voices that say flowery words sometimes.

Now, I loved Dear Esther, and I also like Amnesia.  I just feel the combination didn't work.  Amnesia was so good because it terrified you to play it.  The gameplay way psychologically horrifying.  That was missing from MfP.  Dear Esther was so good because you were put in a different frame of mind and the writing was haunting and interesting.  The writing in MfP was bland, and you aren't in the frame of mind to sit and ponder any of it, you're supposed to be running from pigs. 

A combination of styles that didn't work.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on November 17, 2013, 02:41:57 PM
Mass Effect

I had a lot of fun with this one, as did my son. We did pretty much every side mission available and discussed and debated where to put all of our skill points... well, I discussed and debated about as much as you can with a seven year old. Playing all the side missions and banking all that XP might have been a mistake, as the difficulty curve didn't really keep up with Shepard's ability gains... so the second half of the game wasn't much of a challenge. The inventory system also became a bit of a chore. But overall it was a good story and more than once I sat around contemplating for a few minutes before coming to a decision on dialog choices. And I got a pull a Captain Kirk / Green Alien Chick when I hooked up with Liara. As soon as both my son and I realized that this was the "hook up" scene, he walked out of the room muttering "ewww! Come get me when you find more Geth".

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Post by: mrbasehart on November 17, 2013, 07:54:45 PM
Finally beat AC3.  It's a really bad last hour or so that leaves a somewhat sour taste in the mouth after enjoying large parts of the game.  Connor is no fun as a character though and some of the choices he makes for the sake of gameplay make him look like a total idiot.  "Of course I'll approach this Templar agent fully in the open while he's surrounded by men with guns!" And then 5 minutes later, he's locked in jail.  Nice work, dummy!
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on November 20, 2013, 09:59:32 AM
Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus

Fun little game, basically what you would expect from the series, but not the price. Put some emphasis on the "little" from the previous sentence. However, like the other games, there is a challenge mode, giving it some replay value. And, again, just like the other games, there's a really neat mini-game that pops up on occasion but never really has its potential realized (like the multiple Clanks game). The boss fights aren't exactly difficult, most of them can be won by jumping around them while lobbing bombs, which upgraded far too quickly.
Basically, if you've enjoyed the series so far, you'll like this. Just wait until it drops in price, or is free on PS+
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Post by: iv3rdawG on November 20, 2013, 03:17:28 PM
Contrast (PS4)

Pretty meh, honestly. Really short, wonky controls and very sluggish at times. Because of that it can result in having to restart from a previous checkpoint. The story is just alright and the puzzles are never really hard. It wouldn't be worth it if you were going to pay $15, but if you have PS Plus it's worth checking out since it's so short.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on November 27, 2013, 09:41:11 AM
Mass Effect 2

This was a great game, lived up to my expectations after really enjoying the first one. About the only real issues I had were technical, with Shepard occasionally glitching out and walking in midair, with no way to get down or continue the mission. I liberally spammed the quick save button, so the redoing stuff before the glitch was never a huge concern. With all the squad members available and sometimes vague mission information, picking the right team was sometimes a shot in the dark... But my son and I managed to complete the game on normal difficulty without losing anybody.... and was able hook up with Miranda while he was upstairs eating lunch... So no "EWWW!" from him this time.  Anyways, pretty much every aspect of the gameplay was improved from the first installment. Looking forward to one day finding Mass Effect 3 on a steep discount. Highly recommend.
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Post by: MSTJedi on November 27, 2013, 08:18:26 PM
Mass Effect 2

This was a great game, lived up to my expectations after really enjoying the first one. About the only real issues I had were technical, with Shepard occasionally glitching out and walking in midair, with no way to get down or continue the mission. I liberally spammed the quick save button, so the redoing stuff before the glitch was never a huge concern. With all the squad members available and sometimes vague mission information, picking the right team was sometimes a shot in the dark... But my son and I managed to complete the game on normal difficulty without losing anybody.... and was able hook up with Miranda while he was upstairs eating lunch... So no "EWWW!" from him this time.  Anyways, pretty much every aspect of the gameplay was improved from the first installment. Looking forward to one day finding Mass Effect 3 on a steep discount. Highly recommend.

Before playing ME3, I'd highly recommend getting the Shadow Broker DLC for ME2. It's not necessary, but it's a really good side story and since you romanced Liara in the first game, there will probably be an interesting discussion between the two of you because of your choices in ME2.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on November 28, 2013, 05:03:40 AM
I did read up on some of the DLC once I realized that they weren't available from Steam. Probably won't be buying any of them, just the financial principle at this point. I'm finding it a tough sell to fork out $10 for 3-4 hours of DLC when the roughly 90 hours of ME1+ME2 cost me the same $10... and ME3 can be had for under $15 on Amazon. That might change down the road, as it doesn't look like I'll be able to get ME3 from Steam... So I'll likely have to create a stupid Origin account anyways... and at that point... then maybe I'll throw in $10 to get some of their funny money and wait for a sale or something.
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 28, 2013, 05:46:00 AM
The DLC for ME3 is essential.  It adds so much depth to the story that it's crazy that it wasn't included in the first place.  Priority should go to From Ashes and Leviathan.  Trust me, you'll be missing out if you don't get them.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on December 06, 2013, 01:34:35 PM
Bioshock Infinite

The story provides some twists, some that I saw coming and some that I didn't... They get some kudos for turning the cliche 'rescue the damsel ' story on it's head... But I think they tried too hard. I won't spoil anything, but by the final third of the game I was curious how many interdimensional portals a writer has to travel through before he starts enjoying the smell of his own farts. I enjoy Morgan Freeman waxing theoretic on multiverses when watching Through the Wormhole, but here it all devolved into a bit of a deus ex machina clusterfuck by the end. That's not to say the story doesn't have strong internal logic, because it does for the most part. However, in order to get every clue the game is trying to lay down and for the ending to actually 'click', it's probably going to take either photographic memory or a 2nd play through... or just poking around various online sources for various takes on what it all was supposed to have meant.

The gameplay was generally very enjoyable, save for the final battle that was a level of magnitude more difficult than anything encountered previously. Even that wasn't too frustrating at standard difficulty, I failed it outright once... But it's a pretty lengthy final battle to restart from scratch. There were some minor design annoyances that were clearly included to pad the running time, like plowing through required backtracking and enemy respawns to get to a 'new' objective... And needing to rummage through every desk drawer and garbage can in the game world for resources... Resources in the end that are never as scarce as I always feared they would be. But the combat was generally tight, enemies were varied enough to where tactical approaches needed to be shifted. Your magic plasmids vigors are all varied and satisfying to use, but I quickly settled on two or three that I liked and largely ignored the rest. The skylines were well executed, and added some interesting tactical approaches in a few of the set pieces. They will be the main thing I remember about the game.

In general, Infinite didn't offer up the vibe of the excellent original Bioshock. There was really no sense of dread, no uneasy feeling opening each new door, no claustrophobic terror. I was just plowing on through... enter room, clear room, listen to audio logs for plot scraps, rinse, repeat. Columbia didn't pull me in anywhere close to how Rapture did... Still a very good game and one that I would easily recommend based on the gameplay elements alone... even if the story and general vibe were a bit of a disappointment compared to the the first game of the series. 
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Post by: Malt on December 09, 2013, 03:26:06 PM
Black Flag (ps4)

Pretty much the pirate game I'd been waiting my whole life to play.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on December 19, 2013, 08:54:20 AM
Tomb Raider - PC

A really well executed 3rd person shooter as far as gameplay mechanics. I would have liked to see a little more classic Tomb Raider style and little bit less of what is basically a gameplay homage to Drake's Uncharted. But that personal preference aside, what they presented here was exceedingly well done and fun to play. Things are simply gorgeous on the PC, especially the lighting and shadow effects. While it's probably been two years since my gaming rig could be considered upper-middle class, it still managed to play the game with most of the GFX options at higher settings. The optional and much bally-hooed wind blown hair stuff ending up being about what I expected... not much to do with realistic looking hair and much more about plopping a tech demo on top of Lara Croft's head.

There are some issues for me with the premise. While I can understand the idea to make everything more 'grounded' and 'real'... it just doesn't at all work in this setting. Within the first hour or two of gameplay, Lara Croft should rightly be reduced to a sack of flesh filled with massive internal bleeding and bone fragments from what was once her skeleton... and that's not counting any combat at all... just from unavoidable, scripted tumbles from cliffs and shit. Sure, they make her hobble and wimper alot... But it never truly means anything. After dodging countless sword attacks and burying my climbing axe into dozens of attacker foreheads... Well... the events just can't be taken any more seriously then your average 80s Schwarzenegger flick. The required amounts of over-the-top action and violence completely undercut anything the cutscenes try to set in regards to fear and despair.

Finishing the game left me with the same feeling that I got playing a few hours of the 360 version last spring... The old TR games didn't insult my intelligence by trying to convince me that Lara Croft was anything short of a James Bond meets Indiana Jones superhero. This game? Well, this game insults my intelligence. Maybe that sounds a little more harsh then I intend, as I don't really feel insulted... And hey, the gameplay is great fun... The story of the island isn't bad.... and it's all beautiful to look at... I can see why it's getting consideration for GOTY from a lot of folks.
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Post by: Compound on December 19, 2013, 01:10:12 PM
Finally grinded out the last day of Dead Rising 3.  I'd finished up the main part of the campaign in the first week in order to get the challenge, but had stopped on the overtime part to play other stuff.


It's Dead Rising. If you liked the previous ones, you'll like this one too. There's still a timer, but it's more relaxed. There are still manual saves, but only in Nightmare mode. In the regular mode, there are a bunch of checkpoints to restore from. Plenty of stuff to craft. Want to kill zombies wearing a shark mascot suit? Sure. "Oh, they've made it all grim and brown to appeal to the mass market." (I'm looking at you, TB.) Let me put it this way. One of the missions I redid last night (I need to deal with another 10,000 zombies by Christmas) is titled "Zombies Gone Wild." The psychos are still just as goofy and serious as in the previous games.


The one thing that stands out? Well, there are a *lot* more zombies on the screen now. See this?
(http://buttonmashing.com/wp-content/uploads/dead_rising.jpg)


Yeah, that's nothing. Towards the end of the game, there are easily a thousand zombies in view on every damn street. It's graphically quite impressive, if hard to run through.


Oh, a fun easter egg.


Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 23, 2013, 06:53:08 PM
Super Mario World 3d! Of course there are extra worlds and bits to complete. Amazing game!
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 24, 2013, 04:29:45 AM
Finally grinded out the last day of Dead Rising 3.  I'd finished up the main part of the campaign in the first week in order to get the challenge, but had stopped on the overtime part to play other stuff.


It's Dead Rising. If you liked the previous ones, you'll like this one too. There's still a timer, but it's more relaxed. There are still manual saves, but only in Nightmare mode. In the regular mode, there are a bunch of checkpoints to restore from. Plenty of stuff to craft. Want to kill zombies wearing a shark mascot suit? Sure. "Oh, they've made it all grim and brown to appeal to the mass market." (I'm looking at you, TB.) Let me put it this way. One of the missions I redid last night (I need to deal with another 10,000 zombies by Christmas) is titled "Zombies Gone Wild." The psychos are still just as goofy and serious as in the previous games.




Yeah, that's nothing. Towards the end of the game, there are easily a thousand zombies in view on every damn street. It's graphically quite impressive, if hard to run through.


I know there's a way to super-level, involving crafting the reaper scythes into something amazing that might help you inflate the undead body count.
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Post by: Compound on December 24, 2013, 07:08:40 PM
Oh, there are some marvelous weapons (and vehicles) to be built, but there are two ways to unlock them. One, find the blueprints in the world and two, buy them with skill points.  I'm trying to unlock them only with the first method until after I finish my Nightmare playthrough. Why? Eh, I like finding the stuff.


Still, the radio rocking Freedom Bear and the Fire emitting Electro Staff are quite nice.
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Post by: SJP on April 07, 2014, 04:15:39 PM
Outlast.  On Insanity Difficulty.

I had not planned this.  I had gone through on Nightmare difficulty twice, the first time just to play the game, the second time to try my best to avoid death and get all the collectibles.  I still managed to die several times in places I assumed I would have real problems with, and figured Insanity was out of my reach (essentially, it's a "Die once and start from the beginning" mode).  Last night, I figured I'd try out Insanity difficulty and not worry about beating myself up, just seeing how far I would get and just shrugging when I finally died.

I beat the game in two hours.  I still don't quite know how I pulled it off...it was by far no perfect run (I nearly got killed at least three times), but damn, it was an intense experience.  If you have the stomach for a game like that, try it.  It's nowhere near as frightening the second and third time around, but it's no less thrilling.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 27, 2014, 09:52:49 PM
Spec Ops: The Line

Probably the least fun game I've ever played, but I don't think I've been grabbed by a game more. I'm still in semi recovery mode from all the gut wrenching kicks to my stomach that I got thrown for, so I'll just leave a few thoughts. When your game asks you things like, "Do you feel like a hero yet?" or says "To kill for yourself is murder. To kill for your government is heroic. To kill for entertainment is harmless.", it's damn near impossible not to feel like a piece of crap. At the end of the game, I sat staring at the screen for about 5 minutes. If I hadn't kind of neglected to drink any hydrating liquids the past couple of days, I KNOW I would've been crying. Spec Ops gets you to do a bunch of horrible things, and then tells you off for doing them. There's also a lovely loading screen quote about cognitive dissonance. I know it's harmless and not horrible to kill all these bunches of programming, but each one I killed weighed VERY heavily on me by the end. I literally can't recommend the game enough. There are a few minor issues, but really, they didn't detract from the experience that much. The moral choice options in it are absolutely AMAZING, because most of the time, you don't realize that there are other options. Spoilering my favorites in case those who haven't yet but do want to play the game don't want to know about it.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Seriously, I like this game. It's incredible that this thing got the green light. INCREDIBLE.
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Post by: Blasarius Yonder on April 29, 2014, 08:45:08 AM
Spec Ops: The Line

Probably the least fun game I've ever played, but I don't think I've been grabbed by a game more. I'm still in semi recovery mode from all the gut wrenching kicks to my stomach that I got thrown for, so I'll just leave a few thoughts. When your game asks you things like, "Do you feel like a hero yet?" or says "To kill for yourself is murder. To kill for your government is heroic. To kill for entertainment is harmless.", it's damn near impossible not to feel like a piece of crap. At the end of the game, I sat staring at the screen for about 5 minutes. If I hadn't kind of neglected to drink any hydrating liquids the past couple of days, I KNOW I would've been crying. Spec Ops gets you to do a bunch of horrible things, and then tells you off for doing them. There's also a lovely loading screen quote about cognitive dissonance. I know it's harmless and not horrible to kill all these bunches of programming, but each one I killed weighed VERY heavily on me by the end. I literally can't recommend the game enough. There are a few minor issues, but really, they didn't detract from the experience that much. The moral choice options in it are absolutely AMAZING, because most of the time, you don't realize that there are other options. Spoilering my favorites in case those who haven't yet but do want to play the game don't want to know about it.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Seriously, I like this game. It's incredible that this thing got the green light. INCREDIBLE.
Wow.  Sounds pretty... different, to say the least.  After that^ I have to check it out.
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Post by: RoninFox on April 29, 2014, 05:45:15 PM
Mean Streets, the first ever Tex Murphy game.  Picked this up from GOG when I learned of its existence, just after hearing that there would soon be a new Tex Murphy game. Figured it would be a more primitive version of the CD Rom classics I remembered like Under a Killing Moon or Pandora Directive, but it turned out more primitive than I expected. Not quite a point and click, more a stroll and type adventure with a bit of pointless flying that I just used autopilot to circumvent. Other than the characters and setting, which were pretty fun, the best part of the game is having to piece clues together yourself with no in-game hand holding. If you don't keep detailed notes yourself you'll never get anywhere in this game, and I was pretty proud of myself that I got all the way to the end without peeking at a walkthru...until the last location. Pissed me off to learn that I WAS doing the right thing, just that I only had about a half second of leeway on the timing.

I'm moving on immediately to the second game, Martian Memorandum, which I've also never played.  I'm planning to get through the entire series before playing the new one.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on May 12, 2014, 11:07:03 AM
Dark Souls 2!  Quite a lot of content in this one.  Had fun with it overall, even if I had to look online to figure out where the hell to go for the ending.  Excited to start again as a spellcaster. 
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on May 16, 2014, 02:28:17 AM
Can you "beat" Dear Esther? That was a really weird thing I just played. I don't know if I even played it, I kind of just walked around. I'm not sure what everything I went through MEANS.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on May 17, 2014, 03:00:33 AM
Can you "beat" Dear Esther? That was a really weird thing I just played. I don't know if I even played it, I kind of just walked around. I'm not sure what everything I went through MEANS.

It's just an experience meant to be contemplated. If you play it again things will be slightly different and appear in a different order, which changes the story's meaning and feel.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 16, 2014, 09:46:48 AM
Just beat The Wolf Among Us. It gave me chills. I want more now.
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Post by: BathTub on July 16, 2014, 02:26:10 PM
Yes, I certainly hope there is more Fables coming from Telltale.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on August 26, 2014, 08:48:43 PM
Arkham Origins

About the most interesting thing about this game is that I just found out that new voice actors took over for Batman and Joker... and I didn't even notice... so kudos to the new guys. That's not to say it's a bad or dull game, it's just largely stuff you've done before. I played it very infrequently over the last six months to beat the main story and still only showing 27% completion. So I guess there is an almost neverending side mission / easter egg hunt if I ever get in the mood. I haven't read up at all on the inevitable next game in the series, but I hope they take things in a new direction. I don't need another dozen instances of getting dropped into a prison facing 16 inmates at once.
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Post by: Sideswipe on August 26, 2014, 11:25:06 PM
How does driving around in the Batmobile sound?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 27, 2014, 07:41:55 AM
How does driving around in the Batmobile sound?

"VROOOOOOOM
VROOOOOOOM
SCREEEEEEECH
VROOOOOOOOM
Alfred, looks like I'll be late tonight, the Joker is holding a comedy club hostage.
I'll put you dinner in the refrigerator sir.
VRRRROOOOOOOOM"

Something like that, I imagine.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on November 01, 2014, 05:32:32 PM
Sleeping Dogs - PC Version

An interesting mix of GTA-lite 3rd person sandbox, Arkham-lite martial arts and Just Cause-lite crazy acrobatic vehicle hijacking. The game really doesn't do anything better than those that it cribs from, but there isn't anything to complain about either. The story is standard fare 'cop infiltrates mob' stuff, but it's well produced and never dull. The game seems to infer that you have two different paths, cop or mob... but it's all the same story at the end. It would have been nice to have my actions effect the end result, but that's almost shooting for the moon in a game that doesn't really have an original bone in its body.

The Arkham inspired martial arts stuff is where the game probably shines brightest. The system doesn't rely on huge acrobatic 40 hit combos, but does feature plenty of brutal attacks, counters, broken bones... And most unlike Batman, this dude kills fuckers cold. If you've ever wanted to impale an enemy on a pallet full of swordfish heads... you've found your game Mr.Dahmer. Much like any given GTA release, the gunplay and cover system can be a bit clunky and occasionally frustrating. I found most of that went away when using mouse/keyboard during those missions... the added precision of the mouse allowing for easier headshots and quicker level clears. I picked this up during one of those Steam sales for $10 or so... and I would highly recommend it at that price if you find the idea of GTA+Arkham martial arts appealing.
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Post by: Sideswipe on November 23, 2014, 09:24:48 AM
As mentioned in the "What are you playing?" thread, I bought the first 3 Uncharted games for just over $17.  Just finished "Drakes Fortune".  I thought it was entertaining.  A solid 6 out of 10.  I am not sure where the praise for this game came from though.  Its pretty formulaic shooting and platforming.  The movement controls felt a little off and several times a slight nudge caused Nate to plummet to his doom. I am not embarrassed to say Ive got a bit of a man crush on Nolan North and he really did a great job bringing Nathan Drake to life and making him a likable character.  So I do get why people like him.
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on November 23, 2014, 10:24:18 AM
The first is good, but I think the second is a lot better. It's the only one I've beaten more than once. I think I've played through it three times now.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on November 26, 2014, 06:19:55 AM
Fallout New Vegas

The core game was a lot of fun, don't think I'll ever go back and play out alternate endings... but the version from Steam included all the DLC... so I will start to play through that instead. I tend to do quests as I get them, so I end up side questing quite a bit. The game was challenging at first, decidedly less so as I got towards the end as I was well leveled and equipped. Towards the end I didn't even do that much combat... My followers, including that crazy robot dog, could tank and usually kill anything short of lopsided numbers all on their own. Technically speaking, the game was a mess... with many crashes to the desktop, certain saved games refusing to load, a couple of quests with scripting wigging out and making things impossible to complete.... But the game itself was interesting enough to where I always wanted to power through the frustration.

The first DLC, I've already forgotten the official name... you are trapped in a resort complex with a Running Man bomb collar around your neck. Seems to be more dialog and stealth driven than how I played through the core game, so could be an interesting change of pace.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 28, 2014, 08:45:45 PM
I supposed I can put this here. I've beaten all the story portions of Omega Ruby! It's a REALLY awesome game, and there's a lot of cool new features that keep the game awesome. The Delta Chapter was pretty great, too.

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Post by: The Lurker on December 22, 2014, 07:04:30 PM
Just beat 150cc Mario Kart 7 and I'm going through the other difficulties before moving onto Mirror.  What are the star ratings and how do you get a full 3 stars?
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 22, 2014, 07:51:36 PM
Full 3 stars seems to be (based on my experience) 1st place on every cup with 10 coins in your inventory when you cross the finish line.
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Post by: The Lurker on December 22, 2014, 08:17:59 PM
Looks like I've ruined my chance for that for this cup.  Stupid guy with Lightning hitting me near the finish line.
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Post by: lassieface on December 22, 2014, 10:39:26 PM
The Fall

Interesting game. I'm not sure if I would call it really good, but I enjoyed playing it. Even if the puzzles were incredibly convoluted at times. It's cool though. Had some very similar mechanics to Metroid.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on February 01, 2015, 11:56:29 PM
Mass Effect 3

About the only thing I knew about this one going in was that everybody pretty much hated the ending. Beyond that, I didn't really read any specifics... so didn't have any spoilers... But way before the end game was a factor, in the first three hours or so, I already had a bad feeling about this one... Lots and lots of non-interactive cutscenes. Dear developers, I want to PLAY the game... not WATCH it. Watching things is why I have a blu-ray player. I guess they had to wrap up a bunch of loose ends... but they didn't really even do that. The ending leaves something to be desired... essentially playing out in Raiders of the Lost Ark fashion... No matter what you do or don't do, the Nazis are opening the trunk and faces will be melted. You could have just hung out in your captain's quarters the entire time with those neat little model ships and tried on some alternate wardrobe. The gameplay moves a slight step farther from RPG and closer to rail shooter... mechanically it played as a slightly less challenging, less varied take on ME2. Overall, the series sort of skidded off the road and slowly slid into a drainage ditch. I only paid $10 or $15 for it on Black Friday, so not disappointed too badly... Following my Captain Kirk path from ME1 and banging Liara of Green Skin took some of the edge off, but still a letdown after the first two games.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 20, 2015, 10:13:15 PM
Pillars of Eternity

Fantastic game. The writing was really well done. Even better than Baldur's Gate I'd say. But man, that last boss was hard. I made it through the whole game on hard without much of a problem until the final boss. Had to reload and earlier save and grind for a while to better prepare. Quite satisfying when I finally beat him.

Now I'm on to beating the Witcher 2 for the 3rd time. I lost my saves for my first play through I did way back, and on my second playthrough I made all the opposite choices to see the other half of the content. Now I need to make a save with all the choices that I'm happy with so I can load that into the Witcher 3 when it comes out in a month.
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Post by: David on April 21, 2015, 01:31:58 PM
Hyrule Warriors
Got every medal. I think I might be insane. That took more grinding than a hardcore RPG.
The cucco missions were the worst.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 21, 2015, 04:53:15 PM
Hyrule Warriors
Got every medal. I think I might be insane. That took more grinding than a hardcore RPG.
The cucco missions were the worst.

Well done! I haven't picked it up in awhile, but I sure was enjoying it when I was playing it.
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Post by: SJP on May 04, 2015, 09:53:14 AM
Dragon's Crown

Well, didn't JUST beat it, but it's one of the more recent ones I did.  It's a fun beat 'em up like Final Fight with RPG elements...at least, it's fun the first time through.  The problem is, once you beat the main game, it becomes an endless "level grind" where you go through the same nine levels to collect all the items needed to fight the final boss again.  And it happens over...and over...and over...and over...and the you have to do it with all the other playable characters to unlock all the artwork (which, besides a trophy, are actually really cool pictures and worth collecting just to collect).  But by the time you've played "Wallace's Underground Labyrinth" for the 15th time, it loses a lot of its charm.  It also doesn't help when you have it on Vita and can't do local co-op to make stuff go faster.

Still and all, the FINAL final boss is pretty cool.  But it's a chore making it to level 95+ to get to that fight.

I also finished Monsterbag.  Cute, memorable, fun little puzzler, and even better, it's SHORT.  It's so nice to play a game every once in a while that can be beaten in a day or two.  There's so many out these days I can't keep up with them anymore, and considering that so many games these days inflate their playtime with endless crap collectibles to justify their $59.99 pricetag, to have something that at its core is just simple nonsense and dark comedy is refreshing.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on June 28, 2015, 05:26:02 PM
The Witcher 3.

Clocked in at exactly 100 hours, and I most definitely did not do all the side quests, not by a long shot.  I did what felt like a good amount, but I pretty much stopped checking notice boards once I got to skellige. 

Amazing game though.  A great story, with dynamic characters, many of which you actually care for.  My only complaint would be that it was perhaps a little too long, but only a little.  It never felt repetitive, which is crazy for a 100 hour game.  Everything I did had an engaging, voice acted story to go with it.  But perhaps that was part of the issue, as it made me keep wanting to do more and more side quests, which kept lengthening my playthrough. 

Definitely my favorite game of recent memory.  Made me really want to name my first girl Ciri.  Then my wife laughed, said hell no, and reminded me of Siri.  God damn you apple!  Ciri is such a pretty name, why'd you have to go and fuck it up?
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on July 10, 2015, 11:38:10 PM
Beat Arkham Knight awhile ago. I had fun with it, but the side missions were very repetitive. And I really didn't like most of the Batmobile stuff. It was difficult for me to control when driving and the endless tank battles were just ridiculous. Also, there were practically no boss battles, and half the ones they did have were just bigger tank battles.
Riddler stuff was fun though. And I really liked the dual combat.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 11, 2015, 10:00:02 AM
Just beat Myst III.  It's the first one I've beat without any help.  The last puzzle was definitely the hardest, and stumped me for a while, but I'm glad I didn't give up. 
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 18, 2015, 12:43:46 PM
Went back and beat Riven (sequel to myst).  A truly beautiful and amazing game.  I had beaten it a long long time ago, but I relied heavily on a walkthrough, to the point where I would just skip to the solution for most of the puzzles.  So while some faint memories did seep in and helped me solve a few of the puzzles (especially the animal stone puzzle), most of it I was figuring out for the first time. 
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Post by: soguru on August 01, 2015, 08:59:35 PM
This was QUITE a while back, but I beat Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark sword of Chaos for the NES. I was REALLY proud of myself because those are two titles I could never possibly comprehend besting in my wildest dreams... then, just one day I played them... played them... over and over, and finally... beat them. No, I never beat Castlevania 3 or the original Ninja Gaiden NES, but I'm more than satisfied that my gamer cred is forever solidified old school.
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 01, 2015, 09:12:21 PM
I've taken down the entire NES Mega Man series, but if you can say you beat the original Castlevania, I tip my hat to you.
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Post by: soguru on August 01, 2015, 09:18:48 PM
I've taken down the entire NES Mega Man series, but if you can say you beat the original Castlevania, I tip my hat to you.
Thanks! but OMG, I could never beat the original Mega Man without the game genie. As for Mega Man 2... I can beat that game no problem. That game is a part of who I am.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on September 15, 2015, 06:24:39 PM
Mad Max.  Not bad.  Not great.  Glad I finished it, but it could have ended sooner. 

Never did get my chance to chase down a truly massive war rig like in the movie.  Or do any combat while climbing on a vehicle.  Guess that was too difficult to program.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on September 29, 2015, 06:56:12 PM
I got bronze in Rocket League!  That's as close to beating that game I'll ever get.  Took me forever to get it.  And now I'm afraid to play anymore because I'll probably lose it immediately. 
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Post by: Sideswipe on September 29, 2015, 08:02:12 PM
Anyone remember Army of Two?  My 7 year old nephew and I just beat it on recruit difficulty playing split screen. 
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Post by: CJones on October 07, 2015, 01:59:02 PM
Mad Max

I thoroughly enjoyed this game, except maybe for the ending. I can understand people's complaints about it being repetitive and having little plot, but even after 60 hours, I never got tired of playing. And I find that story, more often than not, detracts from the actual gameplay, which is what I care about. The combat, both in the car and on foot is extremely satisfying. Much more so than in Arkham Knight, which I couldn't even work up enough interest in to make it halfway through. Though I did feel that the Thunderpoon was maybe a bit too powerful. Makes car combat too easy late in the game.

Fantastic explosions, terrifying storms, spectacular car crashes, brutal hand to hand combat, gorgeous scenery, and just the overall feel of the game made me keep coming back for more. I hope this game gets some kind of DLC eventually.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on October 07, 2015, 02:20:50 PM
Thunderpoon just sounds dirty.
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Post by: CJones on October 07, 2015, 03:05:36 PM
Thunderpoon just sounds dirty.

I know, really. And this is the same game with characters named Chumbucket and Scabulous Scrotus  :o
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Post by: CJones on October 08, 2015, 06:26:51 PM
...The first level of Volgar the Viking!

I know, that doesn't sound like much, but this game is hellishly hard. It's taken me two weeks just to beat the first boss. This game is like a cross between Rastan and Ghosts n Goblins, with some Castlevania thrown in.
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 30, 2015, 01:59:51 AM
King's Quest: Chapter 2.

I LOVE this game/episodic series! I'm gonna get rambly here, so I'll give you the TL:DR right now: This game brings me pure adventure-gaming joy!

A little (very) personal background:

While I was growing up, my Dad was a complicated man to get to know. He loved me, and I knew it, but I could always tell he struggled to find common ground with me. I was a pretty big nerd before that was oxymoronically cool, and my interests seemed childish to him. That all changed with a little video game called "Adventure Land." It was one of the early text-only adventure games and he and I spent many hours puzzling our way through to get all the treasures. We played through a number of those old text adventures together and they progressed from text only to text-with-pictures. Then King's Quest came along. Looking at it today, it doesn't seem like much, but the added challenge of having to gain a certain position in order to solve a puzzle was a revelation, and they quickly became our favorite games to play together. I think he was drawn to the sense of humor. He liked a good pun and LOVED a bad pun (A trait I inherited). We kept playing adventure games together over the years and long story short (I know. Too late.) I lost him to cancer over a decade ago, and that just happened to be about the same time adventure gaming (or what was left of it) got really, really stale. There were some decent adventure games in the early '00s, but there was something missing. Maybe the humor became subdued in an industry that was trying to be taken seriously as an adult medium, or maybe puzzles got too boring when someone decided the player should never feel "Stumped." I love Telltale games because they brought back that sense of fun, but there's still something missing.

When I first heard they were bringing King's Quest back, my expectations weren't high. I was expecting watered down. I was expecting that special SOMETHING to be gone (Especially with the lack of involvement of Roberta Williams). There are a LOT of red flags. The episodic structure, the simplified interface, the "rebooting" of the old lore, the top-shelf celebrity talent...

Tell you all that to tell you this: That SOMETHING is there in King's Quest. I've tried to put my finger on it since the first chapter came out and I still couldn't tell you what this something is. Maybe it's a personal something related to my personal experience with King's Quest. Maybe it's because I know my dad would have loved it. Maybe it's the little nods sprinkled throughout the dialogue, art and score that says, "Hey there, old fogies. We know you're out there, and we GET it!" They somehow managed to evoke the old King's Quest while handing over something modern and up-to-date, while still completely respecting the roots. They took a lot of risks, but it all worked out.

The first chapter is 99 cents right now on Steam. (And buying Chapter 1 and the Season Pass seperately is cheaper than buying the complete collection). If you've ever loved an adventure game you owe it to yourselves to check it out.
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Post by: CJones on December 31, 2015, 08:41:36 PM
I too just finished King's Quest: Chapter 2. I didn't quite like it as much as I did Chapter 1 (I never want to see another spiral staircase) But it's still pretty good.

But now for my major complaint about this game: Not being able to solve puzzles in obvious ways but that you can't do, because that's not what the designers want you to do. Now I know this is a pretty common issue in adventure games. But there was one puzzle in this game, where this is truly egregious, and that is
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I definitely will play it again, this time trying to do everything perfectly. In this, my first playthrough, the old couple died, Mr Fancycakes died, and Wente and Wife were alive, but still locked up,   
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 01, 2016, 10:32:01 AM
I definitely will play it again, this time trying to do everything perfectly. In this, my first playthrough, the old couple died, Mr Fancycakes died, and Wente and Wife were alive, but still locked up,

Best I've done so far is Triumph and the baker couple being carted off....

I'm probably going to break down and look at walkthroughs to see if it really is possible to save everyone.  Given the way you get food and how much health all those people start out with I'm not so sure it is possible.  This is the type of game that would do that, make you choose who to save.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 01, 2016, 11:24:02 AM
I've kept everyone from dying but Fancycakes. (Tiny hint to get things moving in the right direction)

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Post by: Russell AKA Soguru on January 03, 2016, 03:09:33 PM
Hey Pak have you played Undertale?
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Post by: CJones on January 03, 2016, 04:14:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/c8ikdbG7HQY https://www.youtube.com/v/Xqx90Bth94w

I'm not Pak-Man, but hell yes I've played Undertale. May I pour you a cup of spiders?

Also, welcome back Soguru  :)
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Post by: RoninFox on January 03, 2016, 04:39:31 PM
Beat Arkham Knight over the weekend and immediately started playing the Game+ mode. I did have some side mission work left to complete (just the Riddler stuff) but that carries over into Game+ along with all the unlocked gadgets and abilities. Already trying to decide how much of the DLC to pick up. Haven't bought the season pass, but it might be a good deal for how much I'll want to use. I rarely use alternate skins (although the 1989 pack and the 1966 pack are tempting) but all the extra story missions and challenge maps are in my sights.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 03, 2016, 10:27:32 PM
Hey Pak have you played Undertale?
Grabbed it in the Steam sale, but haven't put much time into it yet. Looks promising. :^)
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Post by: Russell AKA Soguru on January 04, 2016, 12:06:07 PM
Hey Pak have you played Undertale?
Grabbed it in the Steam sale, but haven't put much time into it yet. Looks promising. :^)
Dodger from Polaris has named it her game of the year, and watching all the amazing LP's of it... it's very hard for me to disagree with her.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 04, 2016, 05:50:51 PM
Hey Pak have you played Undertale?
Grabbed it in the Steam sale, but haven't put much time into it yet. Looks promising. :^)
Dodger from Polaris has named it her game of the year, and watching all the amazing LP's of it... it's very hard for me to disagree with her.

Also picked it up on a steam sale.  Hopefully I have time soon to play.
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Post by: Russell AKA Soguru on January 16, 2016, 10:30:12 PM
When it comes to Undertale, I recommend trying to do a "pacifist" run first. That means no beating enemies, and instead, talking things out with everybody.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 17, 2016, 07:09:40 AM
When it comes to Undertale, I recommend trying to do a "pacifist" run first. That means no beating enemies, and instead, talking things out with everybody.

Very rewarding.  That's what I did as well, thanks to a heads up from QV.
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Post by: Russell AKA Soguru on January 17, 2016, 09:24:09 AM
Very rewarding.  That's what I did as well, thanks to a heads up from QV.
I love the characters from Undertale too, especially Sans... something about him that I really like.
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Post by: CJones on January 17, 2016, 12:26:54 PM
When it comes to Undertale, I recommend trying to do a "pacifist" run first. That means no beating enemies, and instead, talking things out with everybody.

Very rewarding.  That's what I did as well, thanks to a heads up from QV.

I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get the true pacifist ending on the first play through. Not that I would know for sure, I accidentally killed Toriel. She kept telling me to hit her, I figured she'd just give up eventually.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 17, 2016, 01:02:19 PM
When it comes to Undertale, I recommend trying to do a "pacifist" run first. That means no beating enemies, and instead, talking things out with everybody.

Very rewarding.  That's what I did as well, thanks to a heads up from QV.

I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get the true pacifist ending on the first play through. Not that I would know for sure, I accidentally killed Toriel. She kept telling me to hit her, I figured she'd just give up eventually.

It's not impossible.  All you need is the knowledge that you can beat the game without killing anything, and from there you can figure it out, like I did.

Technically I did kill Asgore on my first play through, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't count based on what happens after you beat flowy. 
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Post by: CJones on January 17, 2016, 05:04:23 PM
When it comes to Undertale, I recommend trying to do a "pacifist" run first. That means no beating enemies, and instead, talking things out with everybody.

Very rewarding.  That's what I did as well, thanks to a heads up from QV.

I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get the true pacifist ending on the first play through. Not that I would know for sure, I accidentally killed Toriel. She kept telling me to hit her, I figured she'd just give up eventually.

It's not impossible.  All you need is the knowledge that you can beat the game without killing anything, and from there you can figure it out, like I did.

Technically I did kill Asgore on my first play through, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't count based on what happens after you beat flowy. 

If you fought Asgore at all, you didn't get the true pacifist ending. Did you go to the True Lab? You'd know if you had. That's the part you can't do the first time through, or so I've read.
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Post by: Russell AKA Soguru on January 17, 2016, 05:09:41 PM
There's a lot I can't say without spoiling things... but that if you can manage to get to the true lab, I think you're supposed to meet up with everyone then have another big battle.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 17, 2016, 06:30:34 PM
When it comes to Undertale, I recommend trying to do a "pacifist" run first. That means no beating enemies, and instead, talking things out with everybody.

Very rewarding.  That's what I did as well, thanks to a heads up from QV.

I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get the true pacifist ending on the first play through. Not that I would know for sure, I accidentally killed Toriel. She kept telling me to hit her, I figured she'd just give up eventually.

It's not impossible.  All you need is the knowledge that you can beat the game without killing anything, and from there you can figure it out, like I did.

Technically I did kill Asgore on my first play through, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't count based on what happens after you beat flowy. 

If you fought Asgore at all, you didn't get the true pacifist ending. Did you go to the True Lab? You'd know if you had. That's the part you can't do the first time through, or so I've read.

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Post by: CJones on January 17, 2016, 07:55:33 PM
Interesting. I did not know you you could do it that way.
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 04, 2016, 08:23:23 PM
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Feels good to get that one under my belt!
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Post by: Toplar Scarre on March 07, 2016, 05:25:26 AM
Borderlands 2 off of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for Xbox One.

Completed with a level 40 Mechromancer.

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Post by: RoninFox on March 07, 2016, 05:31:48 AM
Got 100% completion on Batman: Arkham Knight. Kind of melencholy now, it's a dark game with an appropriately dark ending that sticks with you. I still want to pick up more of the DLC, but after four games its feels so strange to think that this is the end. As much of a Batman fan as I've been, I was unprepared for how much I would latch on to these games.
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2016, 02:47:36 AM
King's Quest Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb

There were tears. Happy tears. This is my favorite chapter so far.

I gushed while playing Chapter 1 and gushed a little bit less about Chapter 2, and now I shall gush about Chapter 3!

I wish I knew what it was that made this series resonate with me like it does. I know nostalgia's a biggie. King's Quest was my first favorite video  game series growing up. So devoted was I to Sierra and their quests, I never even picked up a Lucasarts game until the late '90s. (I now have to admit that Lucasarts actually made BETTER games, but NOSTALGIA, DARN IT!)

As reboots go, I've never seen anything quite like this. A fledgling development team took the (Admittedly shallow) source material and updated it and changed it and all-but-rebooted it. The original creators weren't involved, and the only reason it was made by Sierra was because Activision decided they'd better bring back the old name to bring some good-will to the project. It gives personality to the blank gateway character and changes the old story drastically. It should be a disaster.

Somehow,  though, it works. It feels like King's Quest despite changing everything about it. Second chapter aside, which was a bit dismal, it fills me with a sense of joy that's so personal that it feels like it was made for me. I'm not even convinced anyone else can like it as much as I do. Everyone should try, though.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 14, 2016, 10:04:51 AM
Yes, chapter 3 has the biggest emotional impact.  Especially the scenes with old Gram.
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 10, 2016, 09:26:42 AM
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright! One campaign down, two to go! This one has one of those melodramatic Japanese RPG type stories where you're rolling your eyes all the time, but by the end you're totally invested in every character despite yourself.
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Post by: CJones on June 14, 2016, 07:29:48 PM
Kings Quest chapter 3 was definitely better than part 2, but not as good as part 1.

Just out of curiosity, which princess did you end up with? I got Neece.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 14, 2016, 08:11:19 PM
Neese is the one I ended up with also. 
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 14, 2016, 10:09:11 PM
I got Vee.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 09, 2016, 11:27:20 PM
I just STOMPED Huniecam Studio! I have to say, I thought it would be stupid, but it's pretty amazing.its impressive how much personality the characters get when they're basically a collection of fetishes. Some of them seemed a bit too eager at times, though. To be fair, it's really really good money.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 12, 2016, 08:11:13 PM
All achievements acquired in Huniecam. The only other game that I cared enough to go achievement hunting for was Payday 2, and those were because they gave me stuff in game. This didn't even do that, it just made the game harder. Also all of the achievements of the game are wonderfully named, especially "Wolf of Ball Skeet". I love it.
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Post by: CJones on July 26, 2016, 10:15:15 AM
Dark Souls 3

Is it my imagination, or was DS3 easier than the first two? Maybe I'm finally getting halfway decent at this game. Haven't beaten the Nameless King yet though, so there's still that to do.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 10, 2016, 02:28:42 PM
I just cleared (banged) all 12 girls in Huniepop. All girls are best girl. Except the cat girl. That one was weird.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 26, 2016, 08:49:56 PM
Figured out both endings of Obduction. 

There is a 3rd and I know where it was, about 10 hours into the game, no point starting over just for that so watched someone's YouTube video of it.  Anyone that plays it

A few of the puzzles are way too time consuming, and not in a spending time having fun figuring it out kind of way, but figure it out quickly and spend a long time doing grunt work to push the pieces in place...

Really glad I installed it on my SSD, watching videos of people playing it their load times were crazy long.
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Post by: Pak-Man on September 10, 2016, 01:26:16 AM
Finally conquered Armikrog.! After kicking over $100 to the project, I kinda felt obligated to.

Not quite as magical as Neverhood, and it doesn't all make sense unless you're willing to halt gameplay and read a short story in the middle (Again, after backing over $100, I was gonna do some reading!), but I have a sheet of notes that look like the scrawlings of a mad man, and that means I just played a pretty good adventure game. :^)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 11, 2016, 05:38:16 PM
Finally conquered Armikrog.! After kicking over $100 to the project, I kinda felt obligated to.

Not quite as magical as Neverhood, and it doesn't all make sense unless you're willing to halt gameplay and read a short story in the middle (Again, after backing over $100, I was gonna do some reading!), but I have a sheet of notes that look like the scrawlings of a mad man, and that means I just played a pretty good adventure game. :^)

So you would recommend it?
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Post by: Variety of Cells on September 11, 2016, 06:25:23 PM
Finally conquered Armikrog.! After kicking over $100 to the project, I kinda felt obligated to.

Not quite as magical as Neverhood, and it doesn't all make sense unless you're willing to halt gameplay and read a short story in the middle (Again, after backing over $100, I was gonna do some reading!), but I have a sheet of notes that look like the scrawlings of a mad man, and that means I just played a pretty good adventure game. :^)

So you would recommend it?

I'd recommend it.
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Post by: Pak-Man on September 11, 2016, 10:27:16 PM
If you like adventure games where you have to take copious notes and figure out abstract puzzles, I'd heartily recommend it.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 11, 2016, 10:55:48 PM
If you like adventure games where you have to take copious notes and figure out abstract puzzles, I'd heartily recommend it.

I do like adventure games, although I find Doug TenNaple problematic.
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Post by: Pak-Man on September 12, 2016, 05:50:06 AM
His philosophy doesn't shine through any more than it does in his other games.
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Post by: Pak-Man on September 12, 2016, 01:17:07 PM
With the new Ace Attorney game now available, I finally got around to acquitting that orca in the bonus case for Duel Destinies. I always forget how much I love Ace Attorney games until a new one comes out and I start playing.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 12, 2016, 05:18:59 PM
His philosophy doesn't shine through any more than it does in his other games.

Oh no, I just feel conflicted giving him money.
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Post by: Pak-Man on September 12, 2016, 06:46:57 PM
Eh. I enjoy the artistic output of all kinds of people with awful opinions. Seems to come with the territory.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 12, 2016, 07:59:48 PM
Eh. I enjoy the artistic output of all kinds of people with awful opinions. Seems to come with the territory.

I've said it here before, but I always fall to: I have very limited time and money, so in the end I try to support the person who I don't know is an awful person vs the one I know is.

After asking if you recommended the game, I learned that he was a Breitbart writer for a while too. So that's pretty solidly convinced me to pass.

Thanks anyway.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 13, 2016, 09:20:49 PM
After about 8 hours solving 2/3rds of the puzzles in The Talos Principle I had enough and enabled the cheat codes to get to all the terminals to read or listen to the stories, found the 2 main endings, haven't found the 3rd yet.

I liked the puzzles but the repetition got to be too much, sure they get harder but it's simply harder puzzles with the same 4 pieces.  If they had thrown in some new gadgets or something to make the puzzles more interesting I would have stuck with solving them.

So, great story, I like how it's revealed, the landscapes are cool, and the puzzles are cool, there's just too much "sameness" with the puzzles.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on September 17, 2016, 06:31:41 PM
Finally had time to finish Obduction.  Great game, really enjoyed it.  Though I'm kicking myself because I got stuck, caved, and looked up an answer online once. 
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I guess looking up one answer isn't so bad.  I also got all of the achievements without using a guide except the easter egg one, which is impossible to do without looking it up.  Which makes Obduction the first game I've ever gotten all the achievements for. 

Anyway, beautiful game.  I highly recommend it, especially to Myst fans. 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 17, 2016, 07:46:55 PM
I got The Talos Principle thinking it would be like Obduction, if the puzzles were more interesting it would be close.

Finished the DLC for TTP: "Road to Gehenna", the main puzzles are more of the same, there are a few text based adventure games and some interactive fiction you play on various terminals, but the story is not as good and the ending is kind of a let down, so overall I didn't think it was that good.  Glad it was only a few bucks bundled with The Talos Principle when on sale a few weeks back.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 17, 2016, 07:54:28 PM
Finally had time to finish Obduction.  Great game, really enjoyed it.  Though I'm kicking myself because I got stuck, caved, and looked up an answer online once. 
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I noticed that early on and it made me wonder:
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Post by: CJones on September 18, 2016, 08:15:51 AM
Finally had time to finish Obduction.  Great game, really enjoyed it.  Though I'm kicking myself because I got stuck, caved, and looked up an answer online once. 
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I noticed that early on and it made me wonder:
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I need to finish this game. I got as far as the Villein number stuff and couldn't make heads or tails of it.   
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Post by: Variety of Cells on September 18, 2016, 09:30:39 AM
Finally had time to finish Obduction.  Great game, really enjoyed it.  Though I'm kicking myself because I got stuck, caved, and looked up an answer online once. 
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I noticed that early on and it made me wonder:
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I need to finish this game. I got as far as the Villein number stuff and couldn't make heads or tails of it.   

I figured out the first Villein number puzzle the way the game intended
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but I never did decipher how to make a specific number.  The rest of them I just brute forced until they did what I wanted them to.

EDIT: Just looked up the answer to the Villein number puzzle
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Post by: Pak-Man on September 26, 2016, 12:16:25 PM
Conquered Yoshi's Wooly World over the weekend. Very satisfying since it's the first Nintendo platformer I've conquered in a very long time.

Of course there are still secrets to be found and accompanying secret stages to unlock. Like most of Yoshi's games, it's not hard to beat all of the levels. (Even my 4-year-old can beat a few.) But if you want to find ALL the hidden flowers, yarn balls, and stamps (Which unlock stages, new Yoshi patterns ,and... stamps) the game can be diabolical. And my son's not gonna rest (or let me rest) until I have it all. He's smart enough to see that there are still stages that haven't been woven together. And those secret stages feel like some of the Mario Maker stages out there where you have to do EVERYTHING just right, in the right order, or it's back to the start. So there's still a lot of fun (and "fun") to be had.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 26, 2016, 04:50:36 PM
Conquered Yoshi's Wooly World over the weekend. Very satisfying since it's the first Nintendo platformer I've conquered in a very long time.

Of course there are still secrets to be found and accompanying secret stages to unlock. Like most of Yoshi's games, it's not hard to beat all of the levels. (Even my 4-year-old can beat a few.) But if you want to find ALL the hidden flowers, yarn balls, and stamps (Which unlock stages, new Yoshi patterns ,and... stamps) the game can be diabolical. And my son's not gonna rest (or let me rest) until I have it all. He's smart enough to see that there are still stages that haven't been woven together. And those secret stages feel like some of the Mario Maker stages out there where you have to do EVERYTHING just right, in the right order, or it's back to the start. So there's still a lot of fun (and "fun") to be had.

Yeah, I haven't finished it yet, but I keep playing ahead, then coming back and trying to clear the levels properly. Unfortunately, my son only lasts a few levels before he's asking me to go back to Mario Kart :P

I do think it's the best platformer on the Wii U.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 03, 2016, 06:53:19 PM
Just finished Paper Mario (N64) again. Such a delightful game. I wish I had access to Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, which I don't think I ever actually finished? But I might roll on to Super Paper Mario next.
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Post by: Quirk on October 11, 2016, 08:44:40 AM
I finally finished Earthbound. I haven't seen such a satisfying ending to game in a long time. So much care went into the player experience and making you feel connected. Now I'm going to try to figure out a way to play the translated Mother 3 ROM without lag.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 11, 2016, 09:05:33 AM
Break out the tissues for Mother 3. The ending is pretty harsh.
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Post by: Quirk on October 11, 2016, 06:32:57 PM
I just bought an english Mother 3 cartridge on eBay. It's illegal, but I'm willing to pay somebody for the effort and expertise to put the ROM onto something I can play without lag. If Nintendo wants my money, they know what to do.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on October 11, 2016, 07:31:55 PM
I just bought an english Mother 3 cartridge on eBay. It's illegal, but I'm willing to pay somebody for the effort and expertise to put the ROM onto something I can play without lag. If Nintendo wants my money, they know what to do.

When you say 'lag', what do you mean?  I remember playing a patched mother 3 without any lag on my computer.  What are you trying to play it on?
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Post by: Quirk on October 11, 2016, 09:16:46 PM
The emulator (VBA) runs just poorly enough to screw up the rhythm aspect of battling. Looking around for fixes, it seemed like just about everybody has the same issue.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 12, 2016, 07:34:20 AM
I actually imported a Japanese cart and printed out a huge translation guide I downloaded on Gamefaqs. (The translation patch hadn't been released yet.) Not the most efficient way to go about it, but very satisfying.
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Post by: CJones on October 20, 2016, 09:25:17 PM
I actually imported a Japanese cart and printed out a huge translation guide I downloaded on Gamefaqs. (The translation patch hadn't been released yet.) Not the most efficient way to go about it, but very satisfying.

I did the same thing for Final Fantasy 5. By the end, I had no idea what the plot was. Fortunately FFV is much more gameplay driven than FFIV and most later Main series games. So I did finish the game. . Also did this for Romancing SaGa 3. Obviously, this was before there were any official translations and fan made ROM hacks.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on October 26, 2016, 07:07:48 PM
Huzzah!  Beat my first game of Civ VI.  Feel a little sick inside cause I won on a religion victory though.  Even if I was religious myself I definitely wouldn't want to go around forcing everyone to believe what I do like I did in the game.  Buuuttt I had such an advantage in religion on this one... and for the most part my apostles could just roam wherever they wanted and no one would care.  They were ignored harder than a Jehovah's Witness.  Managed a win with only one civic in the modern era. 

Maybe all that's because I played on warlord instead of prince.  Definitely going to do prince next time (maayyybe king... but I duno), and I'm going to aim for either a science or cultural victory and feel good about myself.  Though I did learn it's important to start a religion and have a couple apostles around to throw some lighting if other religions get preachy.  I didn't realize religious units can fight without actually declaring war.

And I promise this is the last one, but the guy picking these quotes keeps pulling from my favorite comedies of all time.  I'll spoiler this one cause I'm sure it's getting annoying. 

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Post by: CJones on October 27, 2016, 08:25:40 AM
Huzzah!  Beat my first game of Civ VI.  Feel a little sick inside cause I won on a religion victory though.  Even if I was religious myself I definitely wouldn't want to go around forcing everyone to believe what I do like I did in the game.  Buuuttt I had such an advantage in religion on this one... and for the most part my apostles could just roam wherever they wanted and no one would care.  They were ignored harder than a Jehovah's Witness.  Managed a win with only one civic in the modern era. 

Maybe all that's because I played on warlord instead of prince.  Definitely going to do prince next time (maayyybe king... but I duno), and I'm going to aim for either a science or cultural victory and feel good about myself.  Though I did learn it's important to start a religion and have a couple apostles around to throw some lighting if other religions get preachy.  I didn't realize religious units can fight without actually declaring war.

And I promise this is the last one, but the guy picking these quotes keeps pulling from my favorite comedies of all time.  I'll spoiler this one cause I'm sure it's getting annoying. 

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Ha, I'm playing as Rome and I haven't gotten Sanitation yet.

I wish I had started my first game of Civ 6 on an easier difficulty. I'm playing on Prince, and I nearly got wiped out 80 turns in. Hell, two of the other Civs have already been wiped out. Actually lost my capital, but managed to retake it. If it weren't for the ability to levy military from suzerain city-states, I would have been screwed. I'm debating whether to cut my losses, or try and come back. I'll probably ride it out, just so I'll know what I'm doing next time. 170 hours of Civ 5 experience doesn't count for as much as I thought.

It bugs me that there's no Diplomacy victory (yet).
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 27, 2016, 09:53:31 AM
On my yearly Halloween horror games marathon, I decided to space it out a bit and play the FNAF games leading up to Song of Saya on Halloween. I made it through the first three nights of FNAF before I got too scared, so tonight, I'm going to try to beat it and get as far as I can in FNAF2.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on October 27, 2016, 10:05:30 AM
Ha, I'm playing as Rome and I haven't gotten Sanitation yet.

I wish I had started my first game of Civ 6 on an easier difficulty. I'm playing on Prince, and I nearly got wiped out 80 turns in. Hell, two of the other Civs have already been wiped out. Actually lost my capital, but managed to retake it. If it weren't for the ability to levy military from suzerain city-states, I would have been screwed. I'm debating whether to cut my losses, or try and come back. I'll probably ride it out, just so I'll know what I'm doing next time. 170 hours of Civ 5 experience doesn't count for as much as I thought.

It bugs me that there's no Diplomacy victory (yet).

Yeah my first two games were on Prince and I abandoned them after about 60 or 70 turns each when I realized how far behind I was.  Maybe I'll just try Prince next instead of King. Hard to tell if my realative ease on Warlord was due to the difficulty setting or randomly starting in a good position.

There seems to be almost no disadvantage to starting a whole bunch of cities now that there is no shared happiness pool. Probably going to be my strategy again.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 27, 2016, 11:50:35 AM
I find myself role-playing and treating Civilization games as a storytelling device of sorts. Sort of an "If I were king" simulator.  I'm probably really unique in that. So when I start a civilization only to be wiped out in short order, I still consider that a good game because it told an interesting story.
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Post by: Compound on October 27, 2016, 09:29:30 PM
  Buuuttt I had such an advantage in religion on this one... and for the most part my apostles could just roam wherever they wanted and no one would care.  They were ignored harder than a Jehovah's Witness. 

Yeaaaaaah. That's not a usual experience. Take a look at this screenshot.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2naqii1.jpg)

See those apostles? Those aren't mine. And I'd already militarily exterminated France for doing the exact same thing. And several civs on that left continent denounced me after I converted *a* city of theirs. The AI civs have tended to be pretty good about starting  religions and doing the spread the religion thing. In fact, out of my 3 games that I've played to completion, I've been locked out getting a great prophet twice.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 30, 2016, 02:40:05 AM
Beat the last chapter of the new King's Quest. A fantastic, heartwarming tribute to the history of adventure gaming from start to finish, but the structure of the games as the chapters progress make it pretty clear that they either had budget cuts or ran out of budget somewhere between chapters 3 and 4, and the adventure puzzles get more linear, and then degrade into block puzzles and finally basic math and logic puzzles. The writing remains top notch throughout, and the voice talent supports it beautifully. (Although you hear less and less of that voice talent, outside of the core cast, as the series goes on, as well.)

Still, it's one of the finest adventure games I've ever played, and I wonder how it might have turned out if so many fans hadn't decided to wait for the entire series before buying the game.
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Post by: SJP on November 01, 2016, 01:47:00 PM
And I promise this is the last one, but the guy picking these quotes keeps pulling from my favorite comedies of all time.  I'll spoiler this one cause I'm sure it's getting annoying. 

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Is that quote based off of who wrote it, or who said it?  Because it was definitely John Cleese who said it, but I can imagine Chapman wrote it for the film.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on November 01, 2016, 03:10:16 PM
And I promise this is the last one, but the guy picking these quotes keeps pulling from my favorite comedies of all time.  I'll spoiler this one cause I'm sure it's getting annoying. 

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
   

Is that quote based off of who wrote it, or who said it?  Because it was definitely John Cleese who said it, but I can imagine Chapman wrote it for the film.

A good question.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 03, 2016, 08:54:58 PM
Made it to the end of The Solus Project.  Took about 16 hours.  Very ambiguous ending.

Did it in easy (exploration) mode, so survival was not that hard, I don't think you can starve or freeze in that mode, but injuries can kill you.

None of the puzzles are very hard, just a LOT of walking around looking for stuff and traveling between different parts of the game.  That's my only real complaint, paths between things to do are way too long.  Some areas were really creepy, I can imagine if I were playing in VR it would be really scary to be immersed in those rooms.
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Post by: CJones on November 07, 2016, 07:10:03 AM
Witcher 3

Yeah, I know, I'm late to the party. 124 hours, and I still have the expansions to do. Excellent game all around, one of the best I've played in years.

Unfortunately, it appears I got the bad ending, and I don't know why.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on November 15, 2016, 03:28:42 PM
Ah, how satisfying.  Beat Civ VI on King, large map, science victory without a religion. 
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Post by: CJones on November 15, 2016, 04:42:29 PM
Ah, how satisfying.  Beat Civ VI on King, large map, science victory without a religion. 

Who were you playing as?

In my current game I've got India, Arabia and Spain as my three closest neighbors. They seem intent to flood my empire with missionaries. I've even asked Arabia not to spread his religion to my cities, to which he agreed. He's doing anyway. I think a Holy War will be inevitable.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on November 15, 2016, 06:51:02 PM
Ah, how satisfying.  Beat Civ VI on King, large map, science victory without a religion. 

Who were you playing as?

In my current game I've got India, Arabia and Spain as my three closest neighbors. They seem intent to flood my empire with missionaries. I've even asked Arabia not to spread his religion to my cities, to which he agreed. He's doing anyway. I think a Holy War will be inevitable.

How many civs are in your game?

For me, I just kept an eye on the religious victory tab every now and again to make sure I wasn't at risk of losing. The AI did a great job of keeping a 3 way tie between the religions, so I never had anything to worry about. Instead I let them waste resources on faith buildings as I shot rockets into the sky.

In my previous game on Prince I got into a lot of religious combat because the AI was being a dick, but it never lead actual war. They didn't seem to care if I killed their religious units, just as long as I didn't convert too many of their cities.

Though I will say that if I start up another game to try the final victory type, domination, I'll be sure to get a religion. Being able to buy troops with faith was realllly useful in my first game.

Oh, and I was cleopatra. I love building giant trade networks. Was raking in 600 gold a turn for a while.
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Post by: CJones on November 16, 2016, 12:03:36 AM
Ah, how satisfying.  Beat Civ VI on King, large map, science victory without a religion. 

Who were you playing as?

In my current game I've got India, Arabia and Spain as my three closest neighbors. They seem intent to flood my empire with missionaries. I've even asked Arabia not to spread his religion to my cities, to which he agreed. He's doing anyway. I think a Holy War will be inevitable.

How many civs are in your game?

For me, I just kept an eye on the religious victory tab every now and again to make sure I wasn't at risk of losing. The AI did a great job of keeping a 3 way tie between the religions, so I never had anything to worry about. Instead I let them waste resources on faith buildings as I shot rockets into the sky.

In my previous game on Prince I got into a lot of religious combat because the AI was being a dick, but it never lead actual war. They didn't seem to care if I killed their religious units, just as long as I didn't convert too many of their cities.

Though I will say that if I start up another game to try the final victory type, domination, I'll be sure to get a religion. Being able to buy troops with faith was realllly useful in my first game.

Oh, and I was cleopatra. I love building giant trade networks. Was raking in 600 gold a turn for a while.

I have 8 Civs, including myself. Spain and Arabia are hilariously right next to each other. Suffice it to say, they are not pals. Sparta died an early death. Across the ocean there's India (I love how "Nuke Happy" is Ghandi's secondary agenda). Germany, Great Britain and someone I haven't seen yet make up the rest.

I also love trade networks. I'm playing as Rome, so I've got roads and trading posts everywhere. I think I'm making about 200 gold/turn. Half of my trading is with my own cities. You can get new cities up to speed quickly by "borrowing" production from your own cities via trade routes.
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Post by: SJP on November 16, 2016, 11:17:07 AM
Again, not JUST beat...it was last week...but I finally finished the Wipeout 2048 MP Campaign on Vita.

For anybody who doesn't know what this entails, there are 210 nodes, all of which have some sort of requirement or two to consider a node finished ("Beat 1 Specific Player, Hit Two Enemies with Weapons," and so forth).  You have to complete each node to achieve victory, of which 40-odd of those nodes require you to at least Finish 1st among other requirements.  If you fail to complete one, it does give you three chances to do it, after which it unlocks the next one, but once all are unlocked, it's up to you to go back and finish any you missed...you literally must complete all of them to succeed.

First of all, the difficulty of completing them is bad enough on its own, as Wipeout games get very competitive, and luck can turn on a dime with one point away from victory.  Wipeout players are crazy good at what they do.

Secondly, you need at least 4 people to join a race.  That alone keeps the servers fairly ghost-townish for a game that came out at the beginning of the Vita's lifecycle.

Thirdly, the game is way more popular in England than it is in the US, and finding people to play with even at the best of times can be hard with a 5+ hour time zone difference.  Lag is troublesome, too.

Fourthly, after the company that made it went belly-up, a strange bug showed up in the MP code...all the save info for the MP is on the game servers, not the Vita, and the bug has a tendency to not connect you to your server data from time to time.  When this happens...well, all your progress is erased.  Permanently.  And you have to start over from the beginning.  There is no rhyme or reason to if the server doesn't connect, but one wrong click and it's gone for good...and nobody seems to be 100% on how to prevent it.  I certainly tried every method without success.

For two months, my save data wiped four times.  All within 10-70 nodes of completion.  Fifth time was the charm.  Hardest fought plat I ever had on a game, and I'm glad I got it, but playing well over 1000 races/combat zones of Wipeout is enough to drive someone crazy.

But, I've now jumped into another of my free games...and it's one of those visual novel things from Japan.  On the one hand, I realize I am not the intended audience for this thing, but on the other hand, I'm enjoying something where all I have to do is select between two choices and see a story unfold.  Strangely relaxing.
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Post by: CJones on November 26, 2016, 04:36:46 AM
Civilization 6 - Culture victory as Rome!

I don't think I ever won a culture victory in Civ 5. I also don't think I ever won a game before making it to the last era. I was still in the Atomic Era. I had Ghandi as an ally, but neither one of us ever got to nukes. Despite saying this, I think you burn through the latter parts of the tech tree too quickly. Rationalism is way too powerful.

Towards the end of the game I was just buying off everybody else's Great Works. 100 gold per turn for The Telltale Heart? Sure, I don't care. I'm gonna win next turn anyway. One thing I learned is that the game is VERY finicky about building national parks. I never did find a suitable place.  Seaside resorts are also a little finicky, but I managed to find enough places with "Breathtaking" appeal to win. Those are worth +8 Tourism each.

Rome is pretty damn good.  Roads all over the place. I had 14 trade routes going at the end. 
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Post by: Variety of Cells on November 26, 2016, 05:03:01 AM
Civilization 6 - Culture victory as Rome!

I don't think I ever won a culture victory in Civ 5. I also don't think I ever won a game before making it to the last era. I was still in the Atomic Era. I had Ghandi as an ally, but neither one of us ever got to nukes. Despite saying this, I think you burn through the latter parts of the tech tree too quickly. Rationalism is way too powerful.

Towards the end of the game I was just buying off everybody else's Great Works. 100 gold per turn for The Telltale Heart? Sure, I don't care. I'm gonna win next turn anyway. One thing I learned is that the game is VERY finicky about building national parks. I never did find a suitable place.  Seaside resorts are also a little finicky, but I managed to find enough places with "Breathtaking" appeal to win. Those are worth +8 Tourism each.

Rome is pretty damn good.  Roads all over the place. I had 14 trade routes going at the end.

Yeah Rome is quite good. You can only build national parks next to natural wonders, but the game doesn't tell you where the hell they are after you first find one. And then, once you remember where one was, hopefully you didn't improve any tiles next to it, cause if you did you'll have to clear them off.

Basically, I didn't find it worth all the faith it cost to create.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 18, 2017, 09:03:31 PM
I made it to the credit roll in Pokémon Moon. Now I just have to decide if I'm done with it...
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2017, 09:15:49 PM
I made it to the credit roll in Pokémon Moon. Now I just have to decide if I'm done with it...

How did you enjoy it?
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 18, 2017, 09:38:23 PM
Storywise, it's probably the best Pokémon yet. It's not mind-blowing or anything, but it's darn good for Pokémon. And they gave it a real Hawaiian flavor. It's not like the last couple where it's pretty much the same ol' thing, but more New York- or France-looking. The universe felt a little bit more cohesive. I also loved a new feature where if you've already encountered a Pokémon before, it lets you know which of your moves will be effective, and shows you before you swap Pokémon. So no more puzzling over how to tackle a bird/rock type Pokémon, for instance. I like a lot of the new Pokémon, too.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 19, 2017, 07:43:55 AM
Storywise, it's probably the best Pokémon yet. It's not mind-blowing or anything, but it's darn good for Pokémon. And they gave it a real Hawaiian flavor. It's not like the last couple where it's pretty much the same ol' thing, but more New York- or France-looking. The universe felt a little bit more cohesive. I also loved a new feature where if you've already encountered a Pokémon before, it lets you know which of your moves will be effective, and shows you before you swap Pokémon. So no more puzzling over how to tackle a bird/rock type Pokémon, for instance. I like a lot of the new Pokémon, too.

Looker shows up again post credits, for more story stuff, if that means anything to you. Also, yes, the new pokemon are awesome. They even made a ton of old pokemon relevant by adding an ability, or even by making them Alola specific. Persian is disgusting if you play it right. :P
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 19, 2017, 09:03:33 AM
Yeah, I like the new Aolan forms. Vulpix was always a favorite of mine, but he was never relevant because I tend to go with fire for my Starter Pokémon. Now I have an excuse to incorporate him into my team (Although it may be hard to let go of my Crabominable).

I also love that you page Pokémon for rides instead of using HMs for everything. All the reviews talk like that just means you have a few extra slots for moves, but it changes how I formed my whole team. Since I'm more about catching 'em all than I am about winning Pokémon tournaments, I need full mobility to get to those elusive Pokémon spots. This means I've had to shape my teams so that all of the HM moves were available to me. This is the first time I've ever run a team without a flying or water type Pokémon, and that allows me to play around with types like Grass and Ghost that were never really useful for HMs before. Very liberating.

And the more I'm talking and thinking about it, the more I'm convinced that I'm at least going to take a stab at filling up the Aolan Pokedex. I don't know if I'll go International. Doing that in Black and White took me almost 300 hours, and that's not counting hours I spent in previous Pokémon games going all the way back to Ruby and Sapphire trading them up, or the hours I spent playing that awful online dream game.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 19, 2017, 09:41:02 AM
Yeah, I like the new Aolan forms. Vulpix was always a favorite of mine, but he was never relevant because I tend to go with fire for my Starter Pokémon. Now I have an excuse to incorporate him into my team (Although it may be hard to let go of my Crabominable).

I also love that you page Pokémon for rides instead of using HMs for everything. All the reviews talk like that just means you have a few extra slots for moves, but it changes how I formed my whole team. Since I'm more about catching 'em all than I am about winning Pokémon tournaments, I need full mobility to get to those elusive Pokémon spots. This means I've had to shape my teams so that all of the HM moves were available to me. This is the first time I've ever run a team without a flying or water type Pokémon, and that allows me to play around with types like Grass and Ghost that were never really useful for HMs before. Very liberating.

And the more I'm talking and thinking about it, the more I'm convinced that I'm at least going to take a stab at filling up the Aolan Pokedex. I don't know if I'll go International. Doing that in Black and White took me almost 300 hours, and that's not counting hours I spent in previous Pokémon games going all the way back to Ruby and Sapphire trading them up, or the hours I spent playing that awful online dream game.

I need to work on my Dex. I really want to have a living Dex available to me so I can just carry it over to each new game, plus having all the Pokemon being breedable would be so useful.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 22, 2017, 02:20:30 AM
Picked up Pony Island in a Humble Bundle and beat it over the last 3 nights. It's certainly a unique experience. Fourth-Wall Breaking. Like a cross between Portal and Eternal Darkness and an Atari game.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 28, 2017, 07:07:04 PM
Beat Resident Evil 7.  Great game.  Very scary and well made, especially the first half or so.  The ending unfortunately starts to delve into typical RE evil corporation, bio weapon, yada yada junk that is only scary if you're into conspiracy theories and are convinced the govm'nt is out ta get ya.  I found the fucked up family who kidnaps people in the swamp aspect much scarier.  Thankfully the campyness doesn't seep into the performances, it's just relegated to text you find.  They also could have done more with the last encounter, but oh well.  Oh, and the brother was pretty weak in general. 

All and all it was really good though, and I highly recommend it if you like the horror genre. 
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 08, 2017, 01:26:53 AM
I beat Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia... mostly.

There is post-game content and it is brutal. It all culminates in a massive dungeon with no save points, patrolled by the nastiest things in the game. I was almost through (There are 10 floors and I was on Floor 9) and I made a stupid mistake and lost a good couple hours of my life. Gonna keep at it, though! I want those bragging rights!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 08, 2017, 04:34:41 AM
Red Dead Redemption

After years of not playing it, I finally finished it off.  I basically gave up on some of the harder achievements, but I was really close to finishing all the sharpshooter skills.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 10, 2017, 11:00:16 PM
Finally got around to finishing King's Quest. 

Last 2 chapters were far too linear, just solve one puzzle and move on to the next one.  Also no real choices, the path is pretty much already set by choices made in the first few chapters.

The short Epilogue at the end gets back to normal adventure game running around finding stuff here and there type play.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 10, 2017, 11:11:51 PM
Last 2 chapters were far too linear, just solve one puzzle and move on to the next one.  Also no real choices, the path is pretty much already set by choices made in the first few chapters.

I think that is very common in episodic adventure games, unfortunately.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 11, 2017, 07:16:53 AM
Yeah, I love the new King's Quest, but you can pinpoint the very moment in the series where they ran out of budget. Secondary characters suddenly fade into the background, environments get reused a lot more, branching pathways go away...
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Post by: CJones on July 11, 2017, 01:44:45 PM
Yeah, I love the new King's Quest, but you can pinpoint the very moment in the series where they ran out of budget. Secondary characters suddenly fade into the background, environments get reused a lot more, branching pathways go away...

It was, okay. Nowhere near as good as the first chapter would have you believe. The first chapter is stellar, then it immediately went downhill. Chapters 2 and 3 weren't terrible, but chapter 4 definitely was. Which is sad because it had the best plot. But you spent 90% of the chapter doing inane puzzles. I actually had to look up how to do the luggage puzzle. Chapter 5 was marginally better. To be honest, I don't remember chapter 5 all that well, except for the final showdown with Manny. Which consists of more logic puzzles.

Though I have to admit, I did find it hilarious that you engage Wallace Shawn in a battle of wits at the end.

The point is, the first three chapters play like short King's Quest games. The last two are nothing like King's Quest.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 11, 2017, 02:09:03 PM
Though I have to admit, I did find it hilarious that you engage Wallace Shawn in a battle of wits at the end.

With poisoned goblets no less....  I kept wanting him to say "YOU solved that puzzle?  Inconceivable!".  ;D

Chapter 4 was certainly the worst as far as game play, at least for a little while in chapter 5 they got back to normal while looking for the keys.

The Epilogue was fun.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 11, 2017, 03:22:22 PM
I made the mistake of purchasing the first episode on its own just to try it out, then getting the season pass add-on. If you did that, the epilogue wasn't included. That was only for people who bought the complete collection up-front. Their reasoning for that was that about a month in, they started offering the first episode for free, so the epilogue was only for people who paid full price. Except I paid a little bit MORE than full price, and begged them to offer it as a paid add-on. Still hasn't happened. My only hope now is to buy the complete collection over again. When a Steam sale knocks it down to about $5, I'm taking the plunge.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on August 11, 2017, 04:40:17 PM
I beat Hellblade last night.  It remains my favorite game of 2017, and my opinion of it has only increased since the mid game review I posted in the Game News thread that I've spoilered bellow.  All of those things still stand, but I wanted to say a bit more about the story.

One of the central aspects of the story is that the main character, Senua, suffers from psychosis.  That's a very tough subject, but Ninja Theory did a lot of research and listened to experts and some people who have similar symptoms as Senua.  They did a very careful and respectful job of incorporating the information they gathered on what it actually feels like to hear voices, or to suffer from delusions.

Senua's mental state isn't treated like a super power, but it's also not entirely negative.  Sometimes the way she sees the world is horrifying, but sometimes it's quite beautiful.  Sometimes the voices she hears are negative and scary, but sometimes they are helpful.  The game does a great job of putting you in the head space of someone who hears voices, suffers from delusions and often hallucinates.  So much so that you start to feel that these voices, delusions and hallucinations are normal, and that's just how Senua's world works.  Which is how someone who actually suffers from those things would feel.

I highly recommend this game.  It's an experience that's going to stay with me for quite some time.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: CJones on September 04, 2017, 01:03:49 PM
Hollow Knight 100%

I'd been stuck at 99% for over a month. Last night I finally beat the Trial of Fools. It takes like 15 minutes to get through the whole thing. I wonder how many hours I spent just redoing that Trial over and over.

Easily my favorite game this year, as evidenced by my avatar.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on September 04, 2017, 01:40:59 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: Lesbunny on October 27, 2017, 08:15:29 PM
Cleared Story mode in Fire Emblem Heroes! Was really fun, I love Warriors games. Nothing quite like the feeling you get beating down waves of fodder. And Fire Emblem is a great series to put the Warriors formula to, because there's so many characters with so many different abilities. Some people claimed that the 3DS version looks terrible, and yeah, compared to the Switch version, it does, but it's still a really fun game. The models aren't that much worse than the models in the main series games. Only problem I REALLY have is that Tiki's accent is literally the worst British accent I've ever heard. It's sad that she's so much fun to play.
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Post by: Lesbunny on November 21, 2017, 07:09:39 PM
Finished the main gamy in Pokemon Ultra Sun! I'd say that it's the "good ending" of the story in Sun and Moon, since it hits all the same points, but takes different turns to get there. Not to mention that Lusamine stops being absolutely batshit insane and actually starts being an ok person, which is kinda awesome.  I've thought she's the must effed up Pokemon villain since she came out, and it's nice to see her arc actually get resolution.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on December 02, 2017, 09:59:27 PM
Finally beat Divinity Original Sin 2.  Quite a long game if your'e playing on hard.  Really enjoyed it though, even more than the first one.  The story isn't quite as good at the Witcher series, but there is a lot more choice. 
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Post by: CJones on December 05, 2017, 08:36:26 PM
Finally beat Divinity Original Sin 2.  Quite a long game if your'e playing on hard.  Really enjoyed it though, even more than the first one.  The story isn't quite as good at the Witcher series, but there is a lot more choice. 

WooHoo!  :clap:

Too bad I'm still at Fort Joy  :'(
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 07, 2017, 07:27:41 AM
Finally got around to playing Amikrog, took about 5 hours and 2 pages of notes to get through it.  Having to draw weird symbols was probably the most challenging aspect of the game.

A few tedious puzzles that serve no purpose other than to slow you down but not too many.

Was it just me or did it not sound like Mike's voice half the time? 
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 07, 2017, 08:15:26 AM
The recording for the voices was really low quality and had a lot of background noise. There's a great adventure in there, but you have to tolerate a lot to enjoy it.
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Post by: Russoguru on December 13, 2017, 10:43:32 PM
I just played all the way through Super Metroid earlier today. I don't know what it is but for some reason I just never tire of that game. I guess that's a testimony to excellent design from the 16 bit era.
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 22, 2017, 02:21:01 AM
After a tip from the AV Club, I decided to check out Doki Doki Literature Club. It's the most surprising game I've played through since Pony Island. (And it's free!)
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Post by: Russoguru on December 22, 2017, 11:08:30 PM
Not too long ago I finally beat Castlevania: Portrait of ruin. It's not exactly Castlevania: Symphony of the night or the excellent Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, but these days, what is? Anyways in Portrait of ruin the final boss you have to fight both Death AND Dracula at the same time. When you finally beat them, they merge into super mega devil form Dracula... or something and they proceed to jump around hurling projectiles at you and trying to crush you between its wing... fingers... or something. Anyways I've beaten Portrait of ruin once or twice before so it was just a matter of remembering all the patterns, using my potions sparingly and just using the heirloom of the Belmont family to... exterminate Dracula, or words to that effect. 
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 23, 2017, 02:31:59 PM
At my family cottage, I have a PS2.  I don't get up there often but for years, I've been working through Grand Theft Auto III.  And I just beat it today.  Man, that last level is frustrating, which isn't helped by the awkward aiming mechanics.
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Post by: Iron Curtain on December 23, 2017, 05:07:38 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I've been putting it off for a while, but I figured "Screw it, I'll just finish it", and I have so. It truly is the greatest game I have ever played.

But I'm sad to see it go.  :-[ :-[
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 24, 2017, 05:16:15 AM

But I'm sad to see it go.  :-[ :-[

Do you like to watch it leave?
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Post by: Russoguru on December 26, 2017, 09:21:14 AM
I was playing Pokemon: Puzzle Challenge like crazy over the past few weeks and finally... FINALLY beat the challenge mode on the hardest difficulty... took me like 3 continues though.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 02, 2018, 05:24:53 PM
My four year old and I just beat Paper Mario Colo(u)r Splash.

We LOVED it.

His first game played all the way through. (I mean, mostly he was coaching, but he did the cutting out portions of the game)

There's still a few things left to do - A couple of stages aren't 100% painted, and a couple of the Roshambo temples still need beating. I may go back and do those without him.

It might be my new favourite of the series. Will definitely revisit it again down the line.

Might start another game with him some time this holidays, but not quite sure what it'll be. Maybe Pikmin, although there is a lot of cute things being killed in that game...
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 02, 2018, 08:09:14 PM
Beat Oxenfree. Kind of a point and click adventure meets a visual novel with great voice acting and a cool story, and minus obtuse item combining puzzzles. Much more about character development and story than puzzle solving or gaming.  I recommend it.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 02, 2018, 08:23:31 PM
Beat Oxenfree. Kind of a point and click adventure meets a visual novel with great voice acting and a cool story, and minus obtuse item combining puzzzles. Much more about character development and story than puzzle solving or gaming.  I recommend it.

I'll have to look into that one, I just started playing Deponia but find it quite the just try every inventory item everywhere kind of game.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 02, 2018, 11:17:19 PM
Beat Oxenfree. Kind of a point and click adventure meets a visual novel with great voice acting and a cool story, and minus obtuse item combining puzzzles. Much more about character development and story than puzzle solving or gaming.  I recommend it.

I'll have to look into that one, I just started playing Deponia but find it quite the just try every inventory item everywhere kind of game.

I guess it’s like the current Telltale games with three dialog options and choices that impact the story, but with better writing and no QTEs or inventory.

Also, I said point and click but it plays much better with a controller because I’m guessing it was designed for consoles.
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Post by: CJones on January 03, 2018, 02:16:06 AM
I just beat West of Loathing. Man, that was a good game.

I say "beat" but I never did figure out how to get into the Necromancers' Tower. Strictly speaking, the only thing you "have" to do is get the Train all the way to Frisco. Which I did. But there was quite a bit of other stuff I never finished.

I don't typically play point and click adventures, but this was a fantastic game. Highly recommended.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 07, 2018, 12:30:29 AM
I have conquered Super Mario Odyssey. My break from work has allowed me to invest time in this game like I've never done before, and Mario Odyssey is such a great game to get me back in touch with my gamer roots. Oh, I'm not DONE with it yet. There's still like 600 power moons scattered across multiple worlds to try to track down. That's gonna take a while. But the journey from the start of the game to the end is the most satisfying Mario game I've played in a good long time.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 08, 2018, 05:59:54 AM
My kid wanted to play another game, so we played through Pikmin. He loved some of it, but also occasionally lost interest when I was playing the same levels over and over.

Still, he wants to go on to pikmin 2.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 08, 2018, 06:18:13 AM
Finished the main story of Skyrim.  The last missions were fun and all, but no big shakes.  Now to do all of the ancillary stuff.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 25, 2018, 02:22:13 PM
The Evil Within II:  Not bad.  Similar to Resident Evil 4 in that it has fun combat and a great atmosphere, but a campy story that isn't really scary. 

Pyre:  Also not bad.  A visual novel centered around a made up sports game.  The writing is good though, and the characters are all very interesting.  But toward the end I was skipping through the text a bit. 

Thumper: Finally got around to beating this intense rhythm game after accidentally deleting a save.  It's quite good, and makes you feel like you've been shot out of a canon and told to turn left.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 25, 2018, 02:49:10 PM
X Com 2: After several abandoned runs, I dialed the difficulty down to easy and made it through. I think I learned enough from it to do better at a higher difficulty later, but I'm ready for a break for awhile.

Same addictive gameplay as the last game, I'm sure I'll come back to it once or twice a year or so for awhile.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 25, 2018, 06:24:00 PM
Just beat Hexcells. If you've ever played Picross, it's the same sort of logic, but with hexagons instead of squares. No pretty picture at the end, but the game itself has a very serene, relaxing look and sound. A good puzzler to pick up and play. Now on to Hexcells Plus!
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Post by: NRRork on January 25, 2018, 11:03:22 PM
I think I can beat all of you in time it took to do it:

Super Mario Bros.

So that took. . . got our NES for Christmas '89. . . 28 years!

First time I could ever do it without relying on codes or a save state or something. Over Christmas I had to stay at my sister's place an extra day because of weather, and I played it just to kill some time, and to my surprise, I managed to make it all the way to Bowser and died on that goddamn volley of hammers he throws. So I spent time practicing that and how to get by hammer bros.

Like the only thing in the game that still gives me trouble is the damn hammers.

I also beat Mega Man 6 on my for the first time that day, but I'm a lot better at Mega Man games so I didn't doubt my ability to do that.
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Post by: Russoguru on January 28, 2018, 09:59:37 PM
Okay so I beat Super Smash Bros(3DS) over a dozen times... but not on the hardest difficulty, it was something like 4.5 out of 9 which is the hardest difficulty. So far I've unlocked Falco, Wario, Mr Game and Watch, The Duck Hunt Dog, and Lucina(from Fire Emblem). The unlockable characters seem to be increasing in difficulty so I can't imagine how difficult ROB is gonna be to unlock.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 28, 2018, 11:39:58 PM
Okay so I beat Super Smash Bros(3DS) over a dozen times... but not on the hardest difficulty, it was something like 4.5 out of 9 which is the hardest difficulty. So far I've unlocked Falco, Wario, Mr Game and Watch, The Duck Hunt Dog, and Lucina(from Fire Emblem). The unlockable characters seem to be increasing in difficulty so I can't imagine how difficult ROB is gonna be to unlock.

Every character can be unlocked just by playing Smash mode a bunch of times, so if you can't meet the unlock conditions, you can always just grind Smash Mode 120 times to get everyone. I'd try to meet unlock conditions as much as possible, though. It's way more fun.
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Post by: Russoguru on January 30, 2018, 09:45:47 AM
I think I just unlocked every character. I just unlocked ROB and i think he's the last one if I'm not mistaken.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on February 03, 2018, 01:37:30 PM
Made it off the planet in Subnautica.  What a lovely game.  Though I did have to google the location of one thing when I got stuck toward the end.  Other than that, it was a fantastic game. 

After 50 hours with it I'm ready to put it to rest and move on to something else. 
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Post by: Lesbunny on February 03, 2018, 05:24:58 PM
Welp, I just beat the main quest of Fallout 4, on the Institute side. I'm actually really sad that Father is gone. It doesn't seem fair. I also got a lot more in character and attached to him than I realised, because I felt a legitimate sense of loss when he died and the screen faded to black. I also dismissed all companions and robots for the assault on the Brotherhood. I wanted to do it alone, other than my Synth backup. I love role playing, and even though it was harder in Fallout 4, it was still possible. I really enjoy how this character feels, her likes, her dislikes, everything about her just fits. She's got a complex relationship with Curie, due to her view of synths being tools, but Curie wasn't really a synth, she's just in a Synth body, so she's not actually a synth. The slowly adapting to the wasteland with cybernetic implants also feels somewhat metaphorical, as if she's ashamed of what humanity has become, and so she's slowly becoming more than that. She doesn't want to rule the Commonwealth, she doesn't want to be a cruel dictator, forcing people to obey. She wants a united Wasteland. She wants peace, and she's willing to sacrifice whatever she has to to achieve it.

The story is pretty good, although it suffers from not taking enough risks. I still feel like Nick should've gone haywire and become a Nick/Kellogg hybrid, and it feels like there was more to that story than was in the game. The minor quests and everything are a lot of fun. The Silver Shroud one had me rolling with how hilarious it is, and so did the Constitution. Overall, definitely a fun game, I'd give it a solid 8/10 when it's modded to hell and back.
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Post by: Russoguru on February 08, 2018, 01:26:36 AM
Hey anyone know how you unlock Ganondorf on Super Smash Bros for 3DS? I've beat the game with EVERYONE and I thought that would be enough for a confrontation but I guess not.
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Post by: Lesbunny on February 08, 2018, 07:27:41 AM
Hey anyone know how you unlock Ganondorf on Super Smash Bros for 3DS? I've beat the game with EVERYONE and I thought that would be enough for a confrontation but I guess not.
Looks like you need to clear Classic on 5.0 or higher with Link/Zelda OR complete 80 vs battles, which can be done against CPU. (https://www.ssbwiki.com/List_of_unlockables_(SSB4-3DS))
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 15, 2018, 08:10:59 AM
Made it to the end of the story of Subnautica in survival mode.  It was easier than I thought it would be, when I played in creative mode I never looked at the blueprints so didn't know what was in the more advanced stuff I was making, but collecting the stuff to cure yourself was way easier than I thought it would be.  And after that I had already stockpiled everything needed for building the way off the planet so that was very easy.  Playing in creative mode I did write down distance and direction for some stuff, and learned what I needed to bring down into the caves to survive a long time down there, so those made it a little easier.  But those caves are so confusing and the visibility so poor that my time down there in creative mode didn't really help with finding stuff, but I did know what to keep an eye out for.

After 90 hours in the game I'm still going to play in creative mode, now I have an idea for a large aquarium with different tanks for fish and plants from all over, I just wish there were stairs or ramps available, a multistory fishtank just isn't as impressive when all you have is ladders to go between levels....

On a side note, I never built any decoys, it is possible to sneak past the big predators, or at least limit them to one attack.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on February 15, 2018, 03:57:49 PM
I had a few, but never used them.  I imagine that that is what they are for though. 

What did you send in your time capsule?  I sent my cuddlefish. 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 15, 2018, 06:11:52 PM
What did you send in your time capsule?  I sent my cuddlefish.

I couldn't do that to my cuddlefish...   :'(

I actually haven't launched yet, I did it in creative mode so know what it does.  I'm still putting stuff in the time capsule, one of the aurora model ships, some large water bottles, some food, and maybe the plush toy, also have to take some screenshots of my base to put in there.  Before launch I need to copy the save game folder so I can go back and look for anything I may have missed later.

My aquarium is open for business, took about an hour to build, really curious how some of the huge creatures hatch out in the units. 
Spoilered for size and there are some items people that haven't finished yet might not want to see:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 15, 2018, 10:02:18 PM
Takumi has fallen! Took me freakin' forever, but Fire Emblem Conquest is now my conquest! Revelation should be a breeze after that one.
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Post by: groupthinker1984 on February 16, 2018, 09:13:03 AM
Woohoo I just beat Baldur's Gate 2's Throne of Bhaal module.

By which I mean I jacked up my characters' stats with a save editor and when the enemy's insta-kill attacks still worked I finally figured out how to enable the debug console and use the auto-kill option to beat the last boss because screw this game.

I really liked Shadows of Amn. Throne of Bhaal was clearly trying to be bigger and better but didn't have much of a story.
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Post by: Lesbunny on February 16, 2018, 09:14:40 AM
Takumi has fallen! Took me freakin' forever, but Fire Emblem Conquest is now my conquest! Revelation should be a breeze after that one.

God, that was a hard boss. I reclassed Corrin into a troubador>maid, which made her just as tanky and more debuffy, and I had a Mozu that I put the effort into building up who actually landed the final blow. The MVPs were probably Odin and Mozu, with a Xander/Siegbert tank. After Chapter 21, Conquest stops being about the fun, and more about the "fuck this game, I'm not gonna let it beat me"
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Post by: Iron Curtain on February 17, 2018, 03:16:01 AM
I beat the main quest Chapter 1 of Dragon Quest: Builders. What a great game that was. I could still will play more if I wanted to, though.

Edit: Turns out I beat Chapter 1, not the whole game. That makes sense. Otherwise the game would’ve been far too short.
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Post by: CJones on February 18, 2018, 09:04:02 PM
FINALLY beat the God damned Assassin in Dead Cells. She's the (current) final boss. You gotta love a boss that can take 30-40 minutes to get to, then can wipe you out in about three hits.

Anyway, on to difficulty level 2  :o
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Post by: Variety of Cells on March 04, 2018, 01:56:06 PM
Beat FFXII.  Good stuff, though it's a long game and I started to tire of the two long dungeons at the end.  Good characters and story though.  But beating it let me move on to...

Into the Breach.  It's the next game by the people who made FTL.  It shares some similarities, in that it's a rougelike with some features that carry over to new play throughs, but it's also quite different.  Each level is kind of like a puzzle, but sometimes without a perfect answer.  And unlike FTL, which I have never beaten, I was able to beat ITB on the first try!  Wooo!  But just barely.  Still quite a difficult game.  But perhaps a little less punishing and random than FTL.  And now I've unlocked some different mechs so I'm sure I'll be playing again.

EDIT:  Wow I‚Äôm a liar. Completely forgot that I lost on the last mission of the first island on my first try. On my second try I completed the game, doing 4 islands.
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Post by: RoninFox on March 08, 2018, 10:53:42 AM
Just beat "The Sexy Brutale". A fun little puzzle game involving time travel powers and solving a series of murders at a masquerade party in a mansion with a somewhat predictable twist at the end.

You spend a lot of the game tracking the movements of victims and the mansion staff that are killing them, then going back to the beginning of the day to try and learn more, disrupt the plans, save a victim or two at a time and gain more powers. The actions of the day repeat exactly over the course of "12 hours" which translates to minutes of game time, so despite the murders it's kind of a relaxing game. You can take your time and go back any time you miss something, and you can learn everything by following the right people and peeking through keyholes.

My one complaint is how short it is. I completed it in about five hours and I don't think it'll be that replayable, but it was pretty cheap. I think I picked it up for $19.
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 23, 2018, 10:14:01 AM
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is a done deal! After playing Fates almost non-stop since it came out, you'd think I'd be sick of Fire Emblem by now, but I'm not.

My next step is to run the series. Kinda. I'm going for remakes wherever possible to minimize importing. I'm going to need to delve into the murky waters of Repro carts to play them the way I want to, but I want to experience the whole shebang. Here's how it's going to go down:

1) Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
2) Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
3) Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem (Repro cart for DS)
4) Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Repro cart for SNES)
5) Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (Repro cart for SNES)
6) Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (Repro Cart for GBA)
7) Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
8 ) Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
9) Fire Emblem: Path of Radience
10) Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
11) Fire Emblem: Awakening
12) Fire Emblem: Fates

That'll keep me busy for a while. There's way less importing involved than I thought there'd be.
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Post by: Lesbunny on May 23, 2018, 03:17:24 PM
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is a done deal! After playing Fates almost non-stop since it came out, you'd think I'd be sick of Fire Emblem by now, but I'm not.

My next step is to run the series. Kinda. I'm going for remakes wherever possible to minimize importing. I'm going to need to delve into the murky waters of Repro carts to play them the way I want to, but I want to experience the whole shebang. Here's how it's going to go down:

1) Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
2) Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
3) Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem (Repro cart for DS)
4) Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Repro cart for SNES)
5) Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (Repro cart for SNES)
6) Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (Repro Cart for GBA)
7) Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
8 ) Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
9) Fire Emblem: Path of Radience
10) Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
11) Fire Emblem: Awakening
12) Fire Emblem: Fates

That'll keep me busy for a while. There's way less importing involved than I thought there'd be.

Be advised: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn had a translation error that changed the difficulty settings from Normal, Hard, Lunatic into Easy Normal and Hard. I can't remember the specific game, but it was considered by most westerners the hardest FE game because everyone actually playing on Hard. I need to go through and play all of the Fire Emblem games, too, though the GBA/GC/Wii games are expensive as hell to get.
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 23, 2018, 03:26:18 PM
Yeah, I'm fortunate that I've been buying Fire Emblem games as they've come out, so I avoided the insane markup some of them had. I never got around to Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn, so I'm looking forward to getting around to those finally.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on May 28, 2018, 05:25:56 PM
Finally slayed the spire in Slay the Spire!  Was not easy, not in the least.  Took a bunch of luck, and the willpower to resist new cards once I had a deck that was working well.  I think that was one of my biggest mistakes in past runs, I would always take a card, even if it didn't exactly fit with what I had.
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Post by: Russoguru on May 30, 2018, 06:59:41 PM
I don't know if this counts, but I beat the demo for... Miitopia. As far as RPG's go, I actually kind of liked it. That's very unusual given that these days I find RPG's to be sooooooo slow or just plain boring. I don't like walking/running through endless fields or plains on what seems to be a never ending map. That has put me off a lot of RPG's over the past several years. What I REALLY liked about Miitopia was the character interactions, the crazy weaponry(A magic staff with a lollipop at one end? Seriously?), and the fact that I could actually use my own personal Mii within the game. It was also fun to strengthen the relationships between my characters, that was a neat aspect of the game.

Truthfully though, I'm really not sure I want to plunk down 40 bucks for the full game.
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 30, 2018, 07:36:34 PM
I like Miitopia. The full game gives you more classes and teammates. It gets a little repetitive, but it's lots of fun while it lasts.
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Post by: Iron Curtain on June 07, 2018, 07:21:55 PM
I finished West of Loathing. It was a great ride and I'm sad to see it go (…off into the sunset, I guess).
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Post by: Iron Curtain on June 08, 2018, 06:34:13 AM
Also, I finished Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. The final boss was real tough, even on Casual mode, but finishing the game sure was worth it. Can't wait for Ritual of the Night to come out!
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Post by: CJones on June 09, 2018, 08:15:29 AM
Also, I finished Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. The final boss was real tough, even on Casual mode, but finishing the game sure was worth it. Can't wait for Ritual of the Night to come out!

Grr, still working on the last stage. Congratulations.
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Post by: CJones on June 09, 2018, 12:47:48 PM
Right on your tail, I also just finished Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. All Veteran, all the time baby  8)

Now let's see what this "Nightmare" mode is all about.

EDIT: Nightmare mode is no joke  :speechless:
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Post by: linszoid on June 09, 2018, 05:32:58 PM
Be advised: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn had a translation error that changed the difficulty settings from Normal, Hard, Lunatic into Easy Normal and Hard. I can't remember the specific game, but it was considered by most westerners the hardest FE game because everyone actually playing on Hard. I need to go through and play all of the Fire Emblem games, too, though the GBA/GC/Wii games are expensive as hell to get.

It's Radiant Dawn with the translation error. The first story chapters are brutal on "Normal" because there are a lot of enemies and only a couple characters can take a hit, meaning you have to take great care in protecting the rest of the characters. I liked easy mode better. Having a lot of enemies does become tedious at times, especially in the later chapters. Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn are my favorite Fire Emblem games.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on June 13, 2018, 03:45:25 PM
Beat Yoku’s Island 100%. Great game. Good length. Highly recommended.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on June 24, 2018, 08:05:49 PM
And finally finished the story in Battletech.  The story itself was rubbish, but I wasn‚Äôt playing for the story.  Decent game overal, but maybe wait for it to go on sale if you‚Äôre considering a purchase.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 03, 2018, 06:45:46 AM
Made it through Subnautica in Hardcore mode.  Got scary a few times, got swarmed by warpers once that kept warping me out of my prawn suit, had used 2 medkits by the time I got out of their patrol area.   Funny, I don't think the predator AI is more aggressive in hardcore but it sure seems like it when you know they can end the game.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 03, 2018, 08:42:38 AM
Made it through Subnautica in Hardcore mode.  Got scary a few times, got swarmed by warpers once that kept warping me out of my prawn suit, had used 2 medkits by the time I got out of their patrol area.   Funny, I don't think the predator AI is more aggressive in hardcore but it sure seems like it when you know they can end the game.

Definitely the scariest part of the game, being warped out of your suit.  I don't know if I could take that on hardcore mode. 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 03, 2018, 09:57:14 AM
Made it through Subnautica in Hardcore mode.  Got scary a few times, got swarmed by warpers once that kept warping me out of my prawn suit, had used 2 medkits by the time I got out of their patrol area.   Funny, I don't think the predator AI is more aggressive in hardcore but it sure seems like it when you know they can end the game.

Definitely the scariest part of the game, being warped out of your suit.  I don't know if I could take that on hardcore mode.

As long as you hold down W during the warp and move as fast as you can as you reappear you can avoid the warper attacking you directly, so you only get damage from the warp itself.  But I had 4 or 5 in a row, not much time to heal up and get the prawn moving.  And it was near the end, getting stuff to upgrade for more depth to get into the final base and get cured, so extra scary.
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Post by: Russoguru on July 03, 2018, 04:20:46 PM
I just finished Miitopia... well, the main quest anyway. That was pretty fun but TBH... it wasn't that difficult. It was just mostly a matter of adjusting my strategy... and using all the sprinkles at the most opportune times. What I mean by that is if you want my advice on how to beat the final form of the Darker one, save all your HP/MP/Life/Hyper/Shield sprinkles until the final battle. Don't use them, not even on the 1st or 2nd battle. Just make sure before the battle that the rest of your party members are all leveled up and have all the latest armor and weaponry.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 20, 2018, 07:50:18 AM
Finished Myst III

The graphics on that plant based island gave me a headache. 

Most of the puzzles made sense mechanically, except the steam valves on a floating platform thing, that one just seemed like pointless work to set a pressure regulator.

Not sure I found all the notebook pages, and I tried 4 different endings, I think there must be 6 different ways you can end it?

If I had bought this when it was released I probably would have been disappointed with it (had way less money back then), but now, it's OK, not as good as the first 2 or URU, never played IV, can't remember if I ever played V.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 20, 2018, 11:59:27 AM
I don’t think I played much of Urdu. I remember liking IV and V. The graphics are a big step up, but the resolution might still be pretty low. I’m waiting for my linking book to come before I play them again.
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Post by: CJones on July 26, 2018, 04:03:35 PM
Myst III was worth it just for the "roller coaster" bit ;D I've still never beaten Riven though. I should really get on that.
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Post by: CJones on July 26, 2018, 04:13:58 PM
I finished Celeste earlier today. And by "finished" I mean finished the story. There's still a TON of post game content, plus collecting all the strawberries, left to do.

If you like platformers, you owe it to yourself to play this game. It is the best platformer I have played in a long time. Great mechanics, great level design, memorable characters, challenging, and a plot about coming to terms with one's mental issues I can personally relate to. Best game I've played this year so far, bar none  :clap:
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Post by: Iron Curtain on August 08, 2018, 07:14:28 AM
I finished Mega Man X4 in the first Mega Man X Legacy Collection (I didn't bother getting the second), albeit on Rookie Hunter mode (I just wanted to get through the game). So that means that out of all the Mega Man X games I've finished, I beat Mega Man X1 with cheats and Mega Man X4 on an easier mode. I'm not looking to be a hardcore gamer but just to finish them, and I'm fine with that.
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 11, 2018, 11:15:18 AM
Calamity Gannon has fallen and Breath of the Wild has now been conquered! And I did it all with minimal consulting of walkthroughs and guides. Of course, it's a Nintendo game so just because I beat it doesn't mean I'm even half-done. I have like 60 shrines to find, and all of those DLC challenges and side-quests to conquer. Don't think I'm going to do all of THAT without a guide, but I'll see how far I can get on my own.
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Post by: Lesbunny on August 11, 2018, 12:14:01 PM
Not really "beat" since you can't really beat a roguelike, but I completed the final level in 20XX. That game is actually just amazing fun. Still got plenty of items to unlock, too.
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Post by: CJones on August 11, 2018, 05:00:39 PM
Not really "beat" since you can't really beat a roguelike, but I completed the final level in 20XX. That game is actually just amazing fun. Still got plenty of items to unlock, too.

I've never heard of it, but I love Roguelikes, and the trailer looks pretty good. I'll check it out next time I have any money.
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Post by: Lesbunny on August 11, 2018, 07:57:25 PM
Not really "beat" since you can't really beat a roguelike, but I completed the final level in 20XX. That game is actually just amazing fun. Still got plenty of items to unlock, too.

I've never heard of it, but I love Roguelikes, and the trailer looks pretty good. I'll check it out next time I have any money.

If you enjoyed the Mega-Man games, especially the MMX series, you'll enjoy 20XX. The gameplay feels almost exactly the same, with a few different tweaks here and there to make it different.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on August 11, 2018, 11:47:03 PM
Beat Mega Man X and Mega Man X2. Now on to 3. Before I couldn’t remember if I had played 3, but I definitely have. Quite a few times I think. I remember it being one of my favorites. Maybe because you finally get to play as zero.
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Post by: Russoguru on August 12, 2018, 08:17:54 AM
Mega Man X2 and X3 are to me very difficult and even though I've bought them and got them on my 2DS XL... I just feel very little motivation to try and beat them because in the end they always end up kicking my ass.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on August 12, 2018, 01:32:01 PM
Mega Man X2 and X3 are to me very difficult and even though I've bought them and got them on my 2DS XL... I just feel very little motivation to try and beat them because in the end they always end up kicking my ass.

Well now that motivates me even more. Making progress is slow going, but I‚Äôm still slowly collecting upgrades, even if I keep getting interrupted by Bit.  Haven‚Äôt found and capsules yet though. I forget where they are.
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Post by: CJones on August 12, 2018, 05:50:00 PM
Mega Man X2 and X3 are to me very difficult and even though I've bought them and got them on my 2DS XL... I just feel very little motivation to try and beat them because in the end they always end up kicking my ass.

Harder than X1? I can't remember if I ever finished (or even played) any of the subsequent X games, but I definitely played X1, and by Mega Man standards it's pretty easy. If you ever get the chance, play the original Mega Man. That game is brutal. Borderline impossible if you don't know what order to do the stages. I've beaten MM1 dozens of times, not once have I ever beaten Elecman using just the Mega Buster. 2 & 3, while easier, were no cakewalks either.

The X series is inherently easier because of the wall climbing mechanic. This can save you from a LOT of pit and spike deaths. Plus I think Capcom was starting to realize their demographic was no longer just 12 year olds with superhuman reflexes and dexterity. Like me when MM1 was released  8) 
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Post by: RoninFox on August 13, 2018, 04:03:44 PM
Finally finished Alien: Isolation. Not sure if I'd ever go through it again, but glad I finally beat it.
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Post by: CJones on August 13, 2018, 05:44:18 PM
Finally finished Alien: Isolation. Not sure if I'd ever go through it again, but glad I finally beat it.

Congratulations!

Did you play on hard like the game suggested? I did, and I could never get past the medical center.
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Post by: Iron Curtain on August 13, 2018, 06:02:12 PM
Mega Man X2 and X3 are to me very difficult and even though I've bought them and got them on my 2DS XL... I just feel very little motivation to try and beat them because in the end they always end up kicking my ass.

Harder than X1? I can't remember if I ever finished (or even played) any of the subsequent X games, but I definitely played X1, and by Mega Man standards it's pretty easy. If you ever get the chance, play the original Mega Man. That game is brutal. Borderline impossible if you don't know what order to do the stages. I've beaten MM1 dozens of times, not once have I ever beaten Elecman using just the Mega Buster. 2 & 3, while easier, were no cakewalks either.

The X series is inherently easier because of the wall climbing mechanic. This can save you from a LOT of pit and spike deaths. Plus I think Capcom was starting to realize their demographic was no longer just 12 year olds with superhuman reflexes and dexterity. Like me when MM1 was released  8)

Mega Man X was easy enough, but Mega Man X2 was mega-hard! If you don't believe me, try climbing up the walls in Flame Stag's stage while there's lava creeping up on you! Or the teeny-tiny platforms in stages like Bubble Crab and Wire Sponge! It was so hard that I found it unplayable except on "Rookie Mode" provided with the Legacy Collection. I only played a bit of X3 but I didn't like how it automatically shifted you to Zero without your input and say-so. Mega Man X4 was easy enough; about as easy (if not easier) than Mega Man X.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on August 13, 2018, 08:01:36 PM
Mega Man X2 and X3 are to me very difficult and even though I've bought them and got them on my 2DS XL... I just feel very little motivation to try and beat them because in the end they always end up kicking my ass.

Harder than X1? I can't remember if I ever finished (or even played) any of the subsequent X games, but I definitely played X1, and by Mega Man standards it's pretty easy. If you ever get the chance, play the original Mega Man. That game is brutal. Borderline impossible if you don't know what order to do the stages. I've beaten MM1 dozens of times, not once have I ever beaten Elecman using just the Mega Buster. 2 & 3, while easier, were no cakewalks either.

The X series is inherently easier because of the wall climbing mechanic. This can save you from a LOT of pit and spike deaths. Plus I think Capcom was starting to realize their demographic was no longer just 12 year olds with superhuman reflexes and dexterity. Like me when MM1 was released  8)

Mega Man X was easy enough, but Mega Man X2 was mega-hard! If you don't believe me, try climbing up the walls in Flame Stag's stage while there's lava creeping up on you! Or the teeny-tiny platforms in stages like Bubble Crab and Wire Sponge! It was so hard that I found it unplayable except on "Rookie Mode" provided with the Legacy Collection. I only played a bit of X3 but I didn't like how it automatically shifted you to Zero without your input and say-so. Mega Man X4 was easy enough; about as easy (if not easier) than Mega Man X.

You’re only shifted to zero in the first stage. I actually didn’t realize I could switch to him at any time until I had already upgraded X to the point where he was more powerful. Would have been useful early on.
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Post by: RoninFox on August 16, 2018, 05:46:31 PM
Finally finished Alien: Isolation. Not sure if I'd ever go through it again, but glad I finally beat it.

Congratulations!

Did you play on hard like the game suggested? I did, and I could never get past the medical center.

I think one of the previous failed attempts was on hard, and I think I gave up at the same spot. Went with easy for this one. Now that I know a bit what I'm doing, I think I could do it on hard, but I don't know if its worth it.

Also, I think I didn't use a single craftable item other than medkits, pipe bombs, and a couple EMPs.
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Post by: CJones on September 27, 2018, 03:22:30 PM
Dead Cells!

I had about 140 hours on the various Alpha and Beta versions, but when the full release came out, I reset the game and started all over. Despite that though, I'd never actually beaten the Hand of the King in the Beta. Now I'm at 160 hours total (so an additional 20 since the reset), and I just beat him for the first time. I'm pretty sure the full release is actually easier than the previous versions, just because Legendary items are a LOT more common. By the last stage I had a L-Assassins Dagger and a L-Rampart Shield (aka Force Shield in the Beta) with +300% damage after a parry. Also had 20 Survival scrolls. Pretty much just tanked him and ripped him to pieces with the dagger. Same with the Time Keeper (aka Assassin in the Beta). It was actually pretty funny  8)
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Post by: linszoid on January 25, 2019, 07:39:38 PM
"Why do birds fly?"

I just finished Tales of Bersaria and it is a rather great RPG to play through.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 25, 2019, 08:48:22 PM
Dead Cells!

I had about 140 hours on the various Alpha and Beta versions, but when the full release came out, I reset the game and started all over. Despite that though, I'd never actually beaten the Hand of the King in the Beta. Now I'm at 160 hours total (so an additional 20 since the reset), and I just beat him for the first time. I'm pretty sure the full release is actually easier than the previous versions, just because Legendary items are a LOT more common. By the last stage I had a L-Assassins Dagger and a L-Rampart Shield (aka Force Shield in the Beta) with +300% damage after a parry. Also had 20 Survival scrolls. Pretty much just tanked him and ripped him to pieces with the dagger. Same with the Time Keeper (aka Assassin in the Beta). It was actually pretty funny  8)

Ive been playing on the switch and have been loving it. I haven’t sunk a ton of time into it, but this weekend I plan on devoting a lot of time to it. I still need to unlock the wall jump ability, and the ground smash ability to break those ground pieces. But I’m havin fun.
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Post by: CJones on January 26, 2019, 01:34:03 AM
Dead Cells!

I had about 140 hours on the various Alpha and Beta versions, but when the full release came out, I reset the game and started all over. Despite that though, I'd never actually beaten the Hand of the King in the Beta. Now I'm at 160 hours total (so an additional 20 since the reset), and I just beat him for the first time. I'm pretty sure the full release is actually easier than the previous versions, just because Legendary items are a LOT more common. By the last stage I had a L-Assassins Dagger and a L-Rampart Shield (aka Force Shield in the Beta) with +300% damage after a parry. Also had 20 Survival scrolls. Pretty much just tanked him and ripped him to pieces with the dagger. Same with the Time Keeper (aka Assassin in the Beta). It was actually pretty funny  8)

Ive been playing on the switch and have been loving it. I haven’t sunk a ton of time into it, but this weekend I plan on devoting a lot of time to it. I still need to unlock the wall jump ability, and the ground smash ability to break those ground pieces. But I’m havin fun.

I don't, as a general rule, suggest consulting a wiki for a game you haven't already beaten, but in this case I make an exception. You absolutely want to get the Ram Rune (ground smash) and Spider Rune (wall run/jump) ASAP. Even knowing in advance where they are, they're still pains in the collective ass to get.
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Post by: Russoguru on February 10, 2019, 10:09:34 AM
I beat Devil May Cry this morning. To be honest though this wouldn't be my first time beating this game. I'm just glad that almost 20 years later I can still beat this game.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on February 19, 2019, 12:32:48 PM
Finally beat Dead Cells on normal!  Wooo!  Funny enough, I‚Äôve been playing on the Switch, which has been stuck at v1.0 until yesterday when they finally updated it. My first run on the new update I beat the hand of the king, but supposedly the update made the game harder. Probably just a coincidence.
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Post by: Russoguru on February 19, 2019, 12:47:08 PM
Last night I finally beat Pokemon Puzzle Challenge. Oh My God I had to continue like three times. Here's the thing, I've got five Pokemon I can use in each challenge and even if you don't make a mistake, a puzzle can still easily screw you over especially on the Super Hard difficulty. The problem is since I continued I didn't get the "real" ending. I felt like the game was telling me "Oh, you continued? Stop being such a pussy!". I was like whatever, I beat Dragonite, I did it on the hardest possible difficulty, I win, the end.
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 29, 2019, 11:12:34 PM
Finally beat Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice. Like all the Ace Attorney games, it's packed with twists and turns and makes you feel like a genius when you figure out what's going on. I've fallen into a pattern with these games and it's been there ever since the first one. I play nothing but the game until about the third case, and then I decide I need a break and get distracted for a year or two, and then, just when there's a new Phoenix Wright game on the horizon, I dive back in and wonder why I ever stopped. (In this case, it's the rerelease of the old games that made me get off my butt and start cross-examining witnesses.)
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Post by: Russoguru on March 30, 2019, 09:04:34 PM
At my best I could never hope to beat any of the Ace Attorney games, my attention to detail sucks since I actually have ADD.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 25, 2019, 08:29:47 PM
I beat Sekiro!  Finally. I was expecting the final life of the final boss to be a lot different and take me a lot longer, but it was pretty close to his previous life with just a couple new moves that I already knew how to counter (He has four lives total).  So once I got the hang of the second to last form and was able to beat it I was able to beat the final form on my third time reaching it.

Ultimately I think the Demon of Hatred was harder than the final boss.  He was just so different than the other bosses in the game, and you couldn't counter his unblockable moves, only dodge them.  Much more like a Souls boss than a normal Sekiro boss.
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Post by: CJones on April 29, 2019, 04:53:09 PM
I beat Sekiro!  Finally. I was expecting the final life of the final boss to be a lot different and take me a lot longer, but it was pretty close to his previous life with just a couple new moves that I already knew how to counter (He has four lives total).  So once I got the hang of the second to last form and was able to beat it I was able to beat the final form on my third time reaching it.

Ultimately I think the Demon of Hatred was harder than the final boss.  He was just so different than the other bosses in the game, and you couldn't counter his unblockable moves, only dodge them.  Much more like a Souls boss than a normal Sekiro boss.

I'm glad one of us did. The whole business with my father's death has kept me from getting back to it. I did finally find a bunch more Gourd Seeds. I think I had 3 or 4 at Lady Butterfly, and when I stopped at Gennichiro I had 8. Did the game seem back loaded to you, or is it just taking me an inordinately long time to find the major boss fights? Plenty of mini-bosses though.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 30, 2019, 10:33:07 AM
I beat Sekiro!  Finally. I was expecting the final life of the final boss to be a lot different and take me a lot longer, but it was pretty close to his previous life with just a couple new moves that I already knew how to counter (He has four lives total).  So once I got the hang of the second to last form and was able to beat it I was able to beat the final form on my third time reaching it.

Ultimately I think the Demon of Hatred was harder than the final boss.  He was just so different than the other bosses in the game, and you couldn't counter his unblockable moves, only dodge them.  Much more like a Souls boss than a normal Sekiro boss.

I'm glad one of us did. The whole business with my father's death has kept me from getting back to it. I did finally find a bunch more Gourd Seeds. I think I had 3 or 4 at Lady Butterfly, and when I stopped at Gennichiro I had 8. Did the game seem back loaded to you, or is it just taking me an inordinately long time to find the major boss fights? Plenty of mini-bosses though.

There aren‚Äôt a ton of major boss fights. There are only ten that I can think of off the top of my head, and one was a repeat. (There‚Äôs another repeat, but it‚Äôs optional so I didn‚Äôt include it).  But yeah, I guess there were a few more towards the end vs the beginning. It‚Äôs mostly mini bosses though.
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Post by: Russoguru on May 07, 2019, 10:38:08 AM
I finished Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. Between Awakening, Fire Emblem heroes, Birthright, Fates and Revelations I've technically finished five Fire Emblem games. Of course to be fair that's only because their easiest difficulty is practically pushover. However, on Fire Emblem Heroes I was still able to beat the game on lunatic difficulty. However, acquiring everything in that game would probably take oh, I don't know, forever.
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 07, 2019, 10:45:53 AM
I'm coincidentally THIS close to beating Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon for the DS. These last few chapters are doozies, though. It would be pretty easy if I were willing to let some of my characters die, but that's just not how I play Fire Emblem. Shadow Dragon is interesting because you only get paralogues if you've let a bunch of your heroes die. There are characters you can only get if a certain number of your team is dead. I guess it's to keep you from being too underpowered toward the end, but the end result is that I'm playing less of the game than I would if I sucked.
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Post by: Russoguru on May 07, 2019, 03:12:16 PM
I'm still working on Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. That game... is a beast. The game has an exceptionally high difficulty level when it comes to boss levels and castles. Here's the problem I'm having, in this game certain enemies can keep spawning enemies for you to face off against, and when you can't summon anything with nearly the same amount of power, it's basically either a stalemate or you lose before the battle even begins.
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Post by: Iron Curtain on June 11, 2019, 11:03:31 AM
I just beat Steamworld Dig 1. And I got past a point that I couldn't pass a while ago in Steamworld Dig 2, so I'm playing that again as well!
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Post by: CJones on June 11, 2019, 04:51:20 PM
I just beat Steamworld Dig 1. And I got past a point that I couldn't pass a while ago in Steamworld Dig 2, so I'm playing that again as well!

Played most of Steamworld Dig 2. I got stuck near the end (at least I think I was near the end).

Trying to finish up The Messenger. The last (I hope) area is proving to be a gigantic spiked pain in the ass  >:(
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 11, 2019, 05:20:44 PM
I just beat Steamworld Dig 1. And I got past a point that I couldn't pass a while ago in Steamworld Dig 2, so I'm playing that again as well!

Played most of Steamworld Dig 2. I got stuck near the end (at least I think I was near the end).

Trying to finish up The Messenger. The last (I hope) area is proving to be a gigantic spiked pain in the ass  >:(

I got stuck on what I think is the final boss in SD2, so I'm out powering up, however I haven't picked it up in a few weeks due to playing The Messenger as well. I'm less than halfway into it (because I know there's some kind of reveal, though I don't know what yet) but I might be too much of a baby to do it.

Having said that, I played it handheld for the first time last night, and it was so much easier. :P
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Post by: Iron Curtain on June 12, 2019, 11:35:03 AM

Played most of Steamworld Dig 2. I got stuck near the end (at least I think I was near the end).

If the part where you are stuck is the same part where I was stuck, I can reveal to you that
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Edit: That being said,
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Russoguru on June 25, 2019, 08:21:05 PM
Ummm‚Ķ I kind of beat Bloodstained Ritual of the night kind of? I did beat the game but I got the bad ending.  :o Hey its better than nothing! With a lot of games I've played I rarely if ever get anywhere near the halfway point.
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Post by: CJones on June 26, 2019, 10:02:09 AM
Ummm‚Ķ I kind of beat Bloodstained Ritual of the night kind of? I did beat the game but I got the bad ending.  :o Hey its better than nothing! With a lot of games I've played I rarely if ever get anywhere near the halfway point.

Better than nothing :) I'm still working on it. Been kind of distracted since it's SGDQ week. Plus, I'm still trying to make up all the progress I lost in Sekiro.
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Post by: Iron Curtain on June 26, 2019, 10:47:16 AM
Ummm‚Ķ I kind of beat Bloodstained Ritual of the night kind of? I did beat the game but I got the bad ending.  :o Hey its better than nothing! With a lot of games I've played I rarely if ever get anywhere near the halfway point.

So did I, but I think with Igavanias, "bad" endings don't count.
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Post by: Russoguru on July 05, 2019, 01:40:11 AM
Okay, I beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the night, this time with the legit, good ending. I got just about every shard(at least, the most awesome ones). There's a part near the end where if you meet all the conditions, you can fight the Librarian vampire OD. If you beat him you get the ability to stop time! This is awesome because towards the end of the game there's a footrace with a Ninja, and it is kind of really hard if you don't have all the right stuff equipped. Anyway I just exercised some cheap yet clever tactics... I stopped time for as long as my MP bar would last and that SOB Ninja didn't stand a chance! When he got to the finish line, he just fell down, died, and left me his shard which basically lets you run at light speed... which is effing awesome!!!
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 06, 2019, 10:24:49 AM
Cadence of Hyrule.  It was... ok.  It wasn't what I was expecting.  I really enjoyed Crypt of the Necrodancer, despite the fact that I never actually beat it, so I was looking forward to this one.  But I didn't realize that it was no longer a rougelike, which really took away from the experience.  You keep all your weapons and items after you die, and there are no randomly generated maps.  So once you get a weapon you like, there's no reason to use anything else.  And the game becomes rather easy as you gain more and more hearts and potions.  It allows you to brute force your way through most situations, and not really pay attention to the beat or the monster's attack patterns.  Where in CotN you had to really get the timing down to proceed. 

But I guess I really like the concept of rougelikes, and playing something over and over until you get a good run.  If you don't like rougelikes, but enjoy the strange rythm combat of CotN, then you'll probably enjoy this more than I did.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 07, 2019, 03:42:01 AM
Cadence of Hyrule.  It was... ok.  It wasn't what I was expecting.  I really enjoyed Crypt of the Necrodancer, despite the fact that I never actually beat it, so I was looking forward to this one.  But I didn't realize that it was no longer a rougelike, which really took away from the experience.  You keep all your weapons and items after you die, and there are no randomly generated maps.  So once you get a weapon you like, there's no reason to use anything else.  And the game becomes rather easy as you gain more and more hearts and potions.  It allows you to brute force your way through most situations, and not really pay attention to the beat or the monster's attack patterns.  Where in CotN you had to really get the timing down to proceed. 

But I guess I really like the concept of rougelikes, and playing something over and over until you get a good run.  If you don't like rougelikes, but enjoy the strange rythm combat of CotN, then you'll probably enjoy this more than I did.

Sounds like I will the exact opposite experience of you and I should pick it up after all...
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 07, 2019, 09:24:42 AM
Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels.

Like, I have played harder games but this feels unfair in sections, messing with players with lots of invisible blocks necessary to proceed and only trial and error can help in a game with so few lives.  Doki Doki Panic really was the better Mario 2 game.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 08, 2019, 09:32:22 PM
Finished all the levels in Ancient Planet, last one took a long time, the last boss was different that everything that came before in the game so figuring out what towers to use took many tries.  And of course that level has the most waves, so each try took a while.
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Post by: Iron Curtain on July 09, 2019, 12:33:37 PM
Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels.

Like, I have played harder games but this feels unfair in sections, messing with players with lots of invisible blocks necessary to proceed and only trial and error can help in a game with so few lives.  Doki Doki Panic really was the better Mario 2 game.

Agree with this over 9000%. Nintendo did the right thing in the 1980's by giving North America a reskinned Doki Doki Panic as opposed to the viciously, nightmarishly hard Japanese version. While this made many people bitter and hate the American version such that they thought it was "not a real Mario game", its influence on the Mario series cannot be understated. For instance, the American SMB2 brought us Bob-Ombs which were immediately brought back in Super Mario Bros. 3. In future Mario spinoff (such as Mario Tennis and Mario RPG) games, Birdo and Shyguys make appearances. The American Super Mario Bros. 2 may have been a black sheep but it was not unfair to the game player and it did have historical significance.
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Post by: Iron Curtain on July 16, 2019, 10:50:16 AM
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, with every subquest, dish, boss, and almost all of the map fulfilled (including DLC). I can't wait until the update so I have more stuff to conquer!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 17, 2019, 08:07:18 AM
It took some getting used to but... Tecmo Bowl is a very fun game.  Finally beat all the teams and won the Tecmo Bowl.
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Post by: CJones on July 22, 2019, 01:56:36 PM
I just beat The Messenger!  Took me 30 hours total, so probably 20-25 for someone who knows what they're doing.

Fantastic game, but way WAY longer than I was expecting. The first half or so of the game plays like Ninja Gaiden. You get to what is "clearly" the final boss, only to find out you're not even halfway done. The game goes "Psych! You're actually playing a Metroidvania!" The game has several of these false endings where you think "This time for sure is the end of the game" And then it just keeps going. My only real complaint is that the Metroidvania part isn't as well structured as the Ninja Gaiden part. It's often not at all obvious what you're supposed to do next.

But if you like action platformers than this is a must buy IMHO. $20 on Steam. If Celeste hadn't also come out this year I would say this is my favorite game of 2019. Still working on Bloodstained, so that may change.

Oh, they just added some DLC, which I haven't tried yet.
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 22, 2019, 07:18:05 PM
I just beat The Messenger!  Took me 30 hours total
Really? I just shot her.
https://www.youtube.com/v/Z6obUJYlIxk
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Post by: CJones on July 23, 2019, 08:34:30 AM
I just beat The Messenger!  Took me 30 hours total
Really? I just shot her.
https://www.youtube.com/v/Z6obUJYlIxk

I kept telling the game not to shoot the messenger, but it didn't listen.

There was one thing that really bugged me about this game: The plot, such as it is, makes no sense whatsoever. It's clear they designed the game first, and shoehorned in a story at the last minute. There's a huge exposition dump right before the last level that "explains" what the hell has been going on the whole time. By the time I beat the final boss I had already forgotten it.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 27, 2019, 05:08:11 PM
Pikuniku. What a goddamn delightful game.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on August 08, 2019, 04:37:31 PM
Beat Bloodstained.  I thought it was just ok.  The combat was pretty good, and exploring was interesting, but the story was crazy boring to the point where I could barely pay attention to the cut scenes and I never read any of the flavor text drops.  Which was fine except for two key areas where I got stuck because I had no idea what to do.  I'm assuming there must have been hints in all that boring text somewhere. 
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Post by: Iron Curtain on August 13, 2019, 05:06:20 PM
I beat The Journeyman Project trilogy, i.e. Pegasus Prime, Buried in Time, and Legacy of Time in that order. Other than Pegasus Prime, which was a remake of the first game I never played, playing these games were not fresh experiences, but it was great walking down Memory Lane again...
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Post by: Russoguru on August 15, 2019, 12:20:31 PM
Beat Bloodstained.  I thought it was just ok.  The combat was pretty good, and exploring was interesting, but the story was crazy boring to the point where I could barely pay attention to the cut scenes and I never read any of the flavor text drops.  Which was fine except for two key areas where I got stuck because I had no idea what to do.  I'm assuming there must have been hints in all that boring text somewhere.
The way I see it, when you're playing a game like Bloodstained it's perfectly okay for story to take a backseat to gameplay. That's what I've always been about anyway is gameplay. All I really need is just a general narrative. Example: Contra: Alien invasion - Blow stuff up, beat bosses. Castlevania: Whip monsters, kill Dracula. Megaman - Steal powers, beat mad scientist. Dead or Alive - Bodacious big boobed babes beat bad bosses. Metroid - A loving tribute to the Alien series.

Now there are exceptions to this rule, like in a game like any Final Fantasy game story is absolutely necessary.
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Post by: Lesbunny on August 15, 2019, 04:44:26 PM
Beat Bloodstained.  I thought it was just ok.  The combat was pretty good, and exploring was interesting, but the story was crazy boring to the point where I could barely pay attention to the cut scenes and I never read any of the flavor text drops.  Which was fine except for two key areas where I got stuck because I had no idea what to do.  I'm assuming there must have been hints in all that boring text somewhere.
The way I see it, when you're playing a game like Bloodstained it's perfectly okay for story to take a backseat to gameplay. That's what I've always been about anyway is gameplay. All I really need is just a general narrative. Example: Contra: Alien invasion - Blow stuff up, beat bosses. Castlevania: Whip monsters, kill Dracula. Megaman - Steal powers, beat mad scientist. Dead or Alive - Bodacious big boobed babes beat bad bosses. Metroid - A loving tribute to the Alien series.

Now there are exceptions to this rule, like in a game like any Final Fantasy game story is absolutely necessary.

Problem was that it wasn't an attempt to recreate the Castlevania experience. It tried to have an interesting story, and failed.
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Post by: The Lurker on August 15, 2019, 06:32:48 PM
Beat Bloodstained.  I thought it was just ok.  The combat was pretty good, and exploring was interesting, but the story was crazy boring to the point where I could barely pay attention to the cut scenes and I never read any of the flavor text drops.  Which was fine except for two key areas where I got stuck because I had no idea what to do.  I'm assuming there must have been hints in all that boring text somewhere.
The way I see it, when you're playing a game like Bloodstained it's perfectly okay for story to take a backseat to gameplay. That's what I've always been about anyway is gameplay. All I really need is just a general narrative. Example: Contra: Alien invasion - Blow stuff up, beat bosses. Castlevania: Whip monsters, kill Dracula. Megaman - Steal powers, beat mad scientist. Dead or Alive - Bodacious big boobed babes beat bad bosses. Metroid - A loving tribute to the Alien series.

Now there are exceptions to this rule, like in a game like any Final Fantasy game story is absolutely necessary.

Problem was that it wasn't an attempt to recreate the Castlevania experience.
Technically it was.
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Post by: Lesbunny on August 15, 2019, 06:41:47 PM
Beat Bloodstained.  I thought it was just ok.  The combat was pretty good, and exploring was interesting, but the story was crazy boring to the point where I could barely pay attention to the cut scenes and I never read any of the flavor text drops.  Which was fine except for two key areas where I got stuck because I had no idea what to do.  I'm assuming there must have been hints in all that boring text somewhere.
The way I see it, when you're playing a game like Bloodstained it's perfectly okay for story to take a backseat to gameplay. That's what I've always been about anyway is gameplay. All I really need is just a general narrative. Example: Contra: Alien invasion - Blow stuff up, beat bosses. Castlevania: Whip monsters, kill Dracula. Megaman - Steal powers, beat mad scientist. Dead or Alive - Bodacious big boobed babes beat bad bosses. Metroid - A loving tribute to the Alien series.

Now there are exceptions to this rule, like in a game like any Final Fantasy game story is absolutely necessary.

Problem was that it wasn't an attempt to recreate the Castlevania experience.
Technically it was.

Not as described.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on August 16, 2019, 04:41:49 AM
Beat Bloodstained.  I thought it was just ok.  The combat was pretty good, and exploring was interesting, but the story was crazy boring to the point where I could barely pay attention to the cut scenes and I never read any of the flavor text drops.  Which was fine except for two key areas where I got stuck because I had no idea what to do.  I'm assuming there must have been hints in all that boring text somewhere.
The way I see it, when you're playing a game like Bloodstained it's perfectly okay for story to take a backseat to gameplay. That's what I've always been about anyway is gameplay. All I really need is just a general narrative. Example: Contra: Alien invasion - Blow stuff up, beat bosses. Castlevania: Whip monsters, kill Dracula. Megaman - Steal powers, beat mad scientist. Dead or Alive - Bodacious big boobed babes beat bad bosses. Metroid - A loving tribute to the Alien series.

Now there are exceptions to this rule, like in a game like any Final Fantasy game story is absolutely necessary.

I agree with you 100%. The story should be able to just be in the background with this kind of game. However, there were multiple points where you couldn‚Äôt progress without having read a bunch of the boring text, unless you googled it. To get anything other than the lamest of endings that excludes at least 3 of the last bosses, the game requires you to read a ton of boring and convoluted text.  And I think that‚Äôs a problem.
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 25, 2019, 01:06:48 AM
Finally beat Fire Emblem, The Three Houses. Well, actually I beat it a few days ago, but I lost Petra and didn't want to count that as my official win. Tonight I have conquered it without losing a single troop.

I took the hidden-ish Edelgard path, which is significantly shorter than the other three paths, so I still have a lot of three-housing ahead of me. I feel like I got the good ending and can't see how the other endings could possibly be happy ones, but from what I've been hearing, every ending feels like that because you get a different perspective and the chance to have a positive influence on your house, so I'm looking forward to seeing the other endings and getting the full story.
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Post by: Iron Curtain on August 25, 2019, 04:23:08 PM
As of late, I have started to use DRM-free services such as GOG and itch.io, so I have bought old games I once paid for in physical optical disc format but now in convenient DRM-free Windows executable files. Such titles are:I have also bought Overlord because Nintendo hasn't yet released a Pikmin game on the Nintendo Switch and I didn't beat the first one, and while I played the original Journeyman Project: TURBO!, I didn't play the remake titled The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime which was originally released for the Japanese Playstation between the release of Journeyman Projects 2 & 3. It never came to the computer until around the 2000's, but I'm glad I was finally able to play it (and beat it, for that matter) on GOG when I started buying games on GOG and itch.io instead of Steam!
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Post by: CJones on September 06, 2019, 04:06:49 PM
I can't beat Gennichiro  :grr:

My first time through I beat him in three tries. This time it's up to 8. Still no win.

In Civ:6:Gather Storm, I,m playing as Mali. I have more money than god. Combined with the Financier, you can just straight up by districts. Everybody is allied with me except Zulu.  I love just buying everything.