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Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
Genuinely Star Trek, and showing a lot of promise so far. Great learning curve, though the controls are cumbersome.

Updated about 3 days ago

☆★★★★
(B)
GBC
Heroes of Might and Magic
For a game that has no business being ported to the GBC, this plays pretty well. Core gameplay is solid. I miss some of the frills of the later games.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆☆★★★
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PSP
Gradius Collection: Gradius III
A decent game, utterly ruined by arcade greed. Constantly blindsiding the player + completely unacceptable checkpoint placement/frequency = trash.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆☆☆★★
(C)
PS
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 2 months 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)
  156 Unplayed  
69.6% of Unfinished
21.8% of Total
31.3%
199 (B)
27.8%
293 (C)
40.9%
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
Family Computer 1 (U) 0 (B) 7 (C) 8 Total
Game Boy/Color 3 (U) 9 (B) 19 (C) 31 Total
Game Boy Advance 5 (U) 16 (B) 10 (C) 31 Total
GameCube 30 (U) 19 (B) 25 (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 6 (U) 10 (B) 3 (C) 19 Total
Nintendo 3DS 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Origin 1 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
PC 108 (U) 59 (B) 69 (C) 236 Total
PlayStation 3 (U) 1 (B) 4 (C) 8 Total
PlayStation 2 9 (U) 2 (B) 2 (C) 13 Total
PlayStation Portable 3 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
Saturn C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
SNES 1 (U) 10 (B) 22 (C) 33 Total
Steam 18 (U) 12 (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 14 (U) 4 (B) 10 (C) 28 Total
Wii U 3 (U) 1 (B) 1 (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 717 Total
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A couple months ago, I Iooked in the mirror in the morning and saw a ghost of the man I was expecting to see. Pallid, sluggish, slouching, and with frighteningly dark circles under my eyes, I resembled the undernourished children or sad-looking anima...

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about 10 hours ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Do you keep updating Symphony of the Night? It gets bumped to the top of my Multitap but it never reads any different.
about 1 day ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I just checked and it is definitely there. You're just not looking hard enough.

Yeah, if you like Symphony of the Night, you're likely to enjoy Shantae too. Just don't expect it to be as good.
about 1 day ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
You'd think endless hours playing TIE Fighter would have helped with the space battles, but no. I guess all I needed was a 20 year break from the game

Shadow of the Comet is one of the old Cthulhu adventures (I'm sure it's on GOG). It's been a while since I played but I remember it was mainly keyboard control with loads of different commands for actions, a weird line-of-sight mechanic and an awful interface. You could use the mouse to move but you kinda of had to click and drag in the direction you want to go rather than just clicking on the ground. You couldn't click on items or anything either, a wonder they bothered. Shame because it's not a bad adventure.

I've not played the Grim Fandango remaster but I don't remember the original having particularly great controls either...
about 1 day ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
I spent hours looking for it, so I would count it as , especially because I did get it but simply forgot its location. Thanks for the feedback!
about 1 day ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Added back. Greetings to you too, complete stranger
I'll definitely buy it as soon as I get my next horde of eShop games. I dunno when that'll happen, my Internet data cap for consoles is reaching its limit too fast already. My idea right now was to use a savestate at the start of every room, so that I don't get too mad at retrying a stage over and over I'll definitely ask you if I ever get stuck, then. Good to know it's fair though, I like games that offer a good challenge but are still fair.
Also, mind giving me some feedback for my Pilotwings Resort problem? I've shouted the comment.
about 3 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
There is one game that came before Risky's Revenge, as you might be aware. The original Shantae is super-expensive, but you can get it on 3DS Virtual Console for cheap. Sadly you'll miss out on a little bonus that can be obtained from playing it on a GBA, but it's nothing big. Skipping the first game wouldn't really take anything from Risky's Revenge though, if you want to go that route.

Yeah, it's pretty good. They're all "Metroidvania" sorts of games, though not quite the same, as they have distinct towns and dungeons. My biggest complaint with Risky's Revenge is that after the first dungeon, I had to do a lot of wandering around and backtracking to find stuff while getting new abilities in order to advance, more than I would have liked. It felt a little too forced; going back to find stuff with your abilities in old areas can be fun, but when the game *requires* you to, that takes away some of the thrill and makes it feel like a chore. I would have preferred less of that and more of the dungeons. It's about as good as the first game.

I haven't played the third one, Pirate's Curse, but a friend of mine tells me it's the best one so far. There's also a fourth coming out this year.
about 3 days ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Star Trek 25th Anniversary!

Loved that game since I was little and finally managed to complete it this year. I was too bad at the space battle sections to progress before I plan to give Judgement Rites another go as well.

I'll give you the controls are weird, though I've come across some truly bizarre point and click control schemes in my time... you ever play Shadow of the Comet?
No matter where you go, there you are.