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Super Scribblenauts
A refinement of the original, and generally a joy to play.

Updated about 6 hours ago

☆★★★★
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Chrono Cross
This is fulfilling my need to mash an attack button, but I'm otherwise pretty bored and disengaged. Music is good; locations are pretty.

Updated about 3 days ago

☆☆☆★★
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OH! RPG!
Fun premise, and a decently interesting story so far. Not sure how I feel about micromanaging item upgrades, and the combat feels restrictive. Achievements: 3 / 8 (38%)

Updated about 2 months ago

☆☆★★★

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New Year's Resolutions 2017

The general consensus among my friends is that 2016 was one of the worst years in recent memory, marred by a seemingly endless string of celebrity deaths and characterized by a viciously divisive election that was more personal than political. For me...

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about 1 week ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I've been meaning to ask you this, but I keep forgetting. Have you ever heard of a PC game called The Space Bar? It's a gruesome adventure game where you play as a detective and go to an alien bar in space to solve...some crime...about something...I don't really know, I never got far or understood much of it as a kid and haven't seen my copy since. Since you're all about sci-fi and adventure games, I'm wondering if you've ever played it or are interested in doing so. Sadly I have no idea how good it actually is, though.

A strange side note, I remember seeing John DiMaggio in the credits (voice of Bender, Jake from Adventure Time, Gilgamesh in modern FFs). I tried looking through Youtube vids to find what character he voiced, but had no luck finding his distinct voice. It's an old game (1997 I believe?), so it may have been one of his earlier, lesser-known roles.
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Hey! Thankyou so much for accepting my Multitap request! I am a huge nerd for the Megaman series so looking at your page puts me in my happy place, haha. I also enjoy reading the reviews you've made! :'DDD
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
I hope you enjoy MMBN 4 more than you did #3, I think is quite an improvement.
I am looking forward to Starting #5 soon/eventually. I am currently going through all the Final Fantasy.

*** Also, I am extremely jealous that you have the first two Battle Net games and Starforce.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
In total honesty, the part you're at is where I just STOPPED dead in my tracks for a few months; didn't have much desire to pick up the game at all. The very beginning had me hooked, and you're right around the big lull. Viper Manor wasn't really that exciting, but I'd already been spoiled on Viper Manor by the excellent Radical Dreamers; it just couldn't live up to that. The battle system is starting to open up to you, but the equipment's still kinda boring; the game gets off to a pretty bad start. There's unfortunately little to be done about the accents, because the game's code has an actual accent generator algorithm. No, really. And fuck Kid; never liked her, and she never grew on me, either. My first playthrough found me taking the steps to save her, for the sole reason that I'd never have to do anything nice for her ever again; she's awful.

But don't you worry; soon, Kid becomes kind of an afterthought. Sure, the story keeps bringing her up, but it's like someone walking in your footsteps while you're flying through the cosmos at warp speed; the voices become more and more distant and easier to ignore. Chrono Cross is Serge's story, and once you get to a certain dungeon, it starts to remember that. The game had been dragging me by the leash for a while, and once I arrived, EVERYTHING about my attitude changed; the atmosphere, the puzzles - shit - the MUSIC... everything just skyrocketed for me, and the damn game just DID NOT let up; once it gets its shit together, it keeps it there. I don't remember if that change is soon, but I willingly got the best equipment for all 45 playable characters; that was 7 or 8 full playthroughs; I just couldn't put it down.

Oh, I see you're playing Mega Man: Red Sun. Isn't that the one where he lands in Soviet Russia instead of the US, and it explores what life might be like if they could have actually carried out their ridiculous government policies? Or am I thinking of another guy in blue tights?
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I see you have played Contraption Maker. Nice! On the same topic I've played The Return of the Incredible Machine: Contraptions and if you are interested in the concept and wanna hear some cool OST, I fully recommend it.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
Ah good ol' Chrono Cross ... my brother and I obsessed over that game back in the day, maxing out characters and completing every side-quest. There are A LOT of unnecessary characters, but each is charming in his or her or its own way. Makes me want to bust out the PS1.
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I agree with the comment below; as you know, I've played a lot of JRPGs, and as far as what the Playstation has to offer, Chrono Cross is my absolute favorite; #5 of ANY system; I love it like I love semicolons. It starts off with a pretty interesting twist (and not just one of those cheap shock value twists; they actually do quite a lot with it), and honestly, there is a bit of a lull after that, but once you get to Fort Dragonia, it picks up and doesn't stop. I actually like it a lot better than Chrono Trigger, because while Chrono Trigger was the "Feel-good roller coaster ride of the century," Chrono Cross is deeper and more grounded in its approach. Chrono Trigger is fun, but very... I don't know; irresponsible? It's the game that I usually blame for all these damn chaotic-good JRPG protagonists, saving the world with the power of love and friendship. Chrono Cross is the underrated, more sullen Secret of Evermore to Chrono Trigger's Secret of Mana. It's probably best not to think of it as a Chrono Trigger sequel, at least initially; the game will remind you when it's time.

The battle system gets more interesting as you progress, too.
No matter where you go, there you are.