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Decent dungeons; tedious overworld. Seems like there's some good potential, though, and the graphics are impressive for GBC.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Surprisingly comfortable controls; graphics didn't NEED to be chibi, but they're fine. Well polished but mostly average; better as a group activity.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

Mega Man 8
Slowly recording this for YouTube. A decent game, but a disappointing Mega Man game. Way too many poorly executed changes to the formula.

Updated about 6 months ago

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190 (U)
  158 Unplayed  
83.2% of Unfinished
22% of Total
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I've been lurking around the World Wide Web since the days of dial-up, but it wasn't until my first post with Exfanding Your Horizons in 2008 that I established any kind of online presence. Before then, you'd never find anything of mine by accident&m...

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about 5 hours ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
So...anyone for a themed Mega Man fangame sampler livestream in about 30 minutes? Find me here: [Link]
about 4 weeks ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
They should've made a 2D game instead of Prime Hunters.
Truth has been spoken.
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I think the big mistake of Hunters is forcing the player to aim.
I understand that it haves the touchscreen to aim now, and i have to say that the controls really are precise. But like i said, this is for me at least, the thing that make this game not being a Metroid and be much more like a shooter.
In the Gamecube, you automatically lock on targets by holding L, which is a very good mechanic, since aiming was not the problem in 2D Metroids, so the challenge of the game is much more about avoiding damage.
In Hunters you do have do avoid damage of the enemy's incoming fire, but aim to some weak spot at the same time. And yeah, my hands hurts in some bosses while i played, because it demands precise movements on the screen... I think that in the boss battles, there SHOULD BE an option (in the touch screen maybe) that locks into the enemy weak point after you've scanned it, this would surely make things much more like a "real Metroid" to me.

Well... i COULD give Federation Force a chance, problem is a live in Brazil. And those things are too much taxed around here (original products) so i only buy a 3DS game if i'm wanting it so much, which of course it's not the case with Federation Force... To be honest, i really want to grab a copy (phisically or via Eshop) of Kid Icarus Uprising. That game looks freaking amazing!

In the end, i'm just hoping to get Metroid 5 or Metroid Prime 4 someday... It would surely revigorate the franchise. Of course... A GOOD Metroid 5 or Prime 4. I wish Sakamoto would woke up from this terrible script he wrote in Other M ...
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
The only Metroid game so far that i find it REALLY BAD is Other M.
So many wrong decisions in that game, holy fuck dude... What happend to Nintendo and Sakamoto anyway. Sakamoto wrote a very good narative and story in Metroid Fusion, but something got severely wrong in Other M, THAT'S FOR SURE.

And now we have Federation Force... What the fuck.
Metroid is almost dead... I just wished it haves a decent funeral (which unfortunatelly, it's NOT HAPPENING, since the last game that at least LOOKS good in the franchise is Corruption, a 2007 game).

Nintendo must be thinking that we don't like Metroid anymore. Which of course it's not the case, we just don't like those mediocrities or lazy games for such an great franchise with a bunch of top quality games. The last 2D game of the series (official) was Zero Mission in 2004 for god sake.
AM2R is as decent as Zero Mission, if you ask me.
It's the "Zero Mission" version of Return of Samus.

Even Prime Hunters is a good game... I mean it's a decent Action/Shooter game, just a bad Metroid - but it's still fun you know. But of course, too much behind the masterpiece that is Metroid Prime for the GameCube. I'm quite excited to play Echoes and Corruption!
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
AM2R it's a very solid remake. You will probably like it.

In august, i played and finished for the first time Metroid Prime for the GameCube (it emulates perfectly on Dolphin, if you have the machine strong enough to run it).
One of the most epic, atmospheric, well executed and polished games i've ever seen. A true gem.
Nowadays, my favorite game of all time.
A game to be remembered. Worthy of the name Prime.
about 1 month ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sincerest apologies for the belated response on my part! I wanted to answer back to your comment in kind and express my appreciation for your compliment toward my articulate wordiness. I must certainly commend the wholehearted breadth of topics explored in your respective blog which I honestly enjoyed reading over these past several weeks. Although we might not have an explicit similarity in our interactive taste, it would seem the both of us have an appreciation for the zaniness of Japanese animation, particularly Azumanga and Evangelion, the eccentric allure of David Bowie and, indeed, a nostalgic fancy for Jurassic Park. If you'd ever like to engage in conversational, perhaps even academic, discussion in regard to any of the aforementioned subjects, feel welcome to send a message anytime, sir! Perhaps I can offer my own artistic perspective as an aspiring film director. I truly appreciate the backlog add and I hope that you didn't mind that I took the initiative without proper introduction!
about 2 months ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
My comment from the stream, since I don't think you caught it:
"Kunosachiaka : @Flashman85 Don't try to stream Mighty No 9. Meant to post this on Backloggery but forgot. The PC version has a data leak that makes your computer chug and almost die the longer you play it in a single sitting. I don't know if they fixed it but it's terrible for streaming."

Good stream as usual, though! I think it usually works out better when they're shorter if it's not something like your marathon run with DashJump. I also think a stream of 8-bit Deathmatch that brings you together with a bunch of your viewers could be a fun idea someday. Even if you don't like the game itself, it might be fun to interact with your fans and cohorts on a greater level.

EDIT: Before I forget, I bought Shovel Knight during the Steam Summer Sale and was planning to send it to you as a surprise once you added me back, but you haven't yet. According to Steam, it was 71 days ago. By all means, take your time, but my "aha, surprise!" effect has warn off and I just want to tell you not to get it yourself (for PC at least) because I already did...but...Hahah! Surprise! Betcha didn't see that...coming...
No matter where you go, there you are.