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WiiU
LEGO Jurassic World
Very fun, and heartwarmingingly attentive to detail. Some issues with co-op mechanics, music implementation, text visibility, and framerates.

Updated about 1 day ago

☆★★★★
(B)
GCN
X-Men Legends
Simultaneously cathartic and challenging, this is a great solo game that's even better with friends. Could use more polish, but is too fun to NEED it.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆★★★★
(C)
PS
Mega Man 8
Preparing to record this for YouTube. A decent game, but a disappointing Mega Man game. Way too many poorly executed changes to the formula.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆☆☆★★ Review: http://gamecola.net/2009/04/mega-man-8-ps1/

Flashman85's Status

(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
224 (U)
  159 Unplayed  
71% of Unfinished
22.6% of Total
31.8%
194 (B)
27.5%
287 (C)
40.7%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  39 ?????         Master Runs  35 (M)
Apple II BEAT 2 (B) 2 (C) 4 Total
Arcade BEAT 4 (B) 5 (C) 9 Total
Atari 2600 BEAT 3 (B) 4 (C) 7 Total
Browser 7 (U) 6 (B) 29 (C) 42 Total
Calculator BEAT 1 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
Desura 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
Family Computer 1 (U) 0 (B) 7 (C) 8 Total
Game Boy/Color 2 (U) 8 (B) 19 (C) 29 Total
Game Boy Advance 5 (U) 16 (B) 10 (C) 31 Total
GameCube 30 (U) 20 (B) 24 (C) 74 Total
Game Gear BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive C O M P L E T E ! 5 Total
Mac BEAT 2 (B) 3 (C) 5 Total
NES 5 (U) 13 (B) 38 (C) 56 Total
Nintendo 64 4 (U) 9 (B) 7 (C) 20 Total
Nintendo DS 5 (U) 10 (B) 3 (C) 18 Total
Origin 1 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
PC 108 (U) 58 (B) 67 (C) 233 Total
PlayStation 4 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 8 Total
PlayStation 2 9 (U) 2 (B) 2 (C) 13 Total
PlayStation Portable 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
Saturn C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
SNES 1 (U) 11 (B) 21 (C) 33 Total
Steam 19 (U) 11 (B) 12 (C) 42 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) C O M P L E T E ! 2 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 2 (U) 5 (B) 8 (C) 15 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Wii 13 (U) 4 (B) 9 (C) 26 Total
Wii U 5 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
WiiWare BEAT 3 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
WonderSwan/Color C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
All Games 705 Total
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Retrospective: January 2016

2016 is off to a great start. In the absence of GameCola (the main site is still in disarray), I've been dedicating my free time to a select few side projects and my New Year's resolutions. Not only have I been very productive, but I feel generally m...

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about 17 hours ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
it will probably never stop amusing me that our opinions on mega man align on defiantly heretical points like 4 being better than 2 or 3 being the weakest, yet the point of divergence is our feelings on 7 vs 8, the two entries that series fans seem to not pay any attention to or care about at all
about 5 days ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Wait, they put actual movie voice clips in Lego Jurassic World? Weird.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
IMO, DKC2 at least used the gimmicks well. Even though I see we're at an agreement with Kiddy Kong. He is like that "Cousin Oliver" character they put into sitcoms.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
MUA is one of my all time favorite games. Unfortunately, MUA2 was much less good.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Just something I've been pondering about since you and Dash did the Megathon in 2012, and more when I rewatched it last year. It's pretty easy to say a large part of your playing style comes from using special weapons, but I noticed during your marathon that you didn't really use them in MM8 too much other than Flash Bomb. It makes me think of MM3, how it's my second least favorite of the classic series, yet I grow to like it more the more I play it, which seems to come from learning more about how to better use the special weapons. Sure Top Spin is garbage at first, but because it basically instantly kills anything it is good against, after you learn what it works on it turns out to be a very helpful weapon and is my favorite in that game. Maybe if you spend some more time with the special weapons like you did with ones like Power Stone, you might see MM8 from a different light (though it seems something like that has already happened!) Not that it would make your criticisms any less valid, I just think if there is something you can do to make a game more enjoyable to play, it's worth trying. Now you probably already know this and are way ahead of this point, but it's just something I wanted to say. Good luck with the whole project~
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Totally agree with your take on Megaman 8. That has by far been my least favorite of the series.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
On to X-men Legends 2 then Marvel Ultimate Alliance?
No matter where you go, there you are.