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PSVita
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
I took advantage of my lazy Sunday and made quite a bit of progress in this today. Feels good, man. [Chapter 4 - Field Study, Day 2]

Updated about 18 hours ago

Can presentation make a game? When you're dealing with an often antiquated genre like the RPG, the fact that Trails of Cold Steel looks so slick and features so many modern concessions - the ability to skip spell animations and fast travel nearly anywhere - goes a long way. It also helps that so far nearly every member of the (massive) cast is likable in their own way. | Follows the Falcom RPG formula of emphasizing world building and character development at the expense of narrative momentum.
(U)
PS3
Far Cry 3
Now that I've done a bit of tomb raiding, my new nickname for this game is Jason Brody and the Temple of Douche. [11 out of 18 Antennas]

Updated about 3 days ago

There are times during this game that I am almost reminded of the same thrill and freedom I experienced when playing Fallout 3 for the first time. And then there are aspects of the game design that strangely underwhelm or don't feel nearly as thought out. We shall see if the story manages to go anywhere interesting...
(B)
PSVita
Killzone: Mercenary
No one is more surprised than me that this is actually a rather solid first-person shooter and perhaps the best Killzone game I've played yet.

Updated about 4 days ago

☆★★★★ After beating the first couple missions, I'd written off Killzone: Mercenary as a tech demo - a superbly pretty tech demo that proves just what Vita is capable of, but a tech demo nonetheless. Fortunately, the gameplay opens up from there and, more importantly, the story takes some interesting turns as the impartial mercenary angle of the protagonist allows the developers to show the atrocities committed by both sides of the Killzone conflict instead of simply painting the Helghast as pure evil.
(B)
PS3
Max Payne 3
The story and writing offer up some compelling hard-boiled noir, but the gameplay grows outrageously repetitive before the 4th stage.

Updated about 7 days ago

☆☆★★★ It's a shame that this game fails to live up to its potential: in particular, I love the depiction of Max Payne as this drunk screw-up whose sole positive character trait, really his only power, is his uncanny ability to survive while everyone around him dies. For Max it's more like a curse since he keeps losing his loved ones. But the gameplay itself amounts to little more than shooting wave after wave of armored goons and gangsters with an incredibly tiny recticle until credits roll.
(U)
PS1C
Mega Man Legends
Jump Springs, get! I have a feeling these are going to make Mega Man's life easier. [Cardon Forest Sub-Gate]

Updated about 3 weeks ago

BelmontHeir'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.
43 (U)
  17 Unplayed  
39.5% of Unfinished
4.5% of Total
11.3%
275 (B)
72.2%
63 (C)
16.5%
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PlayStation 3 17 (U) 78 (B) 6 (C) 112 Total
PlayStation Vita 8 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 16 Total
PSOne Classics 3 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
PS2 Classics 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Nintendo 3DS 2 (U) 7 (B) 1 (C) 12 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 3 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 28 Total
3DS Downloads 1 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Wii BEAT 23 (B) 0 (C) 27 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 20 (B) 4 (C) 45 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 25 (B) 12 (C) 44 Total
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PlayStation Portable 4 (U) 21 (B) 1 (C) 33 Total
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about 17 hours ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hi. Saw you at Pally's stream tonight, and you seem pretty cool, so...

I'm kinda surprised you didn't list Castlevania among your favorite IPs, given your name.
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I'm enjoying P3P a lot so far! :D It's still too early for me to tell if I'll end up liking it or Persona 4 better, but it's been a lot of fun. The story and characters have been pretty good so far too, and I was able to make some really good progress in it this weekend, so I'm excited to keep advancing through the story.
about 4 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I found Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD to be better for the story instead of the game play. Even then, it only makes full sense if familiar with the Lords of Shadow story as a whole.
about 3 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
My hubby just beat Trails of Cold Steel. I've had to listen to him complain that the second one isn't out RIGHT NOW. He hasn't had a game keep his attention this much in ages, so .. yeah.
about 3 months 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
I know the RPG pain.

Also: Awesome theme! I've been playing Overclock off and on, and it's kinda awesome.
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Oh man, after a certain point in SC I just had to give up on sidequests (in chapter 8). Amazing game, but a tad longwinded. You're going to spend a long time on chapter 9 as it is.
about 5 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Trails in the Sky is one of those games I keep hearing is good from just about everyone! I think I pretty much had to get it at some point.
about 6 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Concerning remember stuff from game 1, your jr bracer journal carries over, so that was nice when I needed a refresher. (though in my case, I played FC last year)

Anyways, my final game time was about 98 hours. Though a few hours of that was due to grinding at the last area for no particular reason because I didn't want the game to end. ...That and a working in-game casino that I wasted too much time at. haha.
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
You are hereby formally invited to participate in #JRPG2016, a group event where we compete to see who can turn the most JRPGs from to before the end of the year. Feel free to copy the banner on my page and use it to spread the word and/or keep track of how many JRPGs you've beaten (but don't start counting until 2016)! You can also make your own banner if you like, or don't use one at all.

Anyone can join, it's just for a bit of fun between friends really, and to give a little incentive to play those games that have been sitting in your backlog since the dawn of time. There is no prize (apart from bragging rights) and no donation drive involved. And if you don't like a game, stop playing it! This isn't supposed to be an endurance test. Maybe you'll fall in love with one of them and find your new favourite game of all time, or discover a composer whose work you enjoy.

What you personally class as a JRPG is down to you. If you think Valkyrie Profile fits but Ys Seven doesn't, that's fine. Count them the way you want to.

If you know any other Backloggery users that might be interested in participating, please pass this message along to them.
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Getting us quite hooked.
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I'm not sure, honestly, but I do know it's about 3x as big as the first chapter.
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I'm kind of interested in TitS SC but I still haven't played very far into the first one. It's also annoying that the remake is coming out next month in Japan and XSeed's translation won't be used for that, apparently because the new publisher is "closer to NISA than to XSeed". I highly doubt NISA will do their own translation of Second Evolution after seeing how long it took XSeed...
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Add another 0 to that hour count for TitS SC.
about 1 year ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I've seen all of Attack on Titan Season 1 as well (haven't read the manga yet though). I'll be excited to see Season 2 once that gets started up, though I'm fine with them waiting for a bit, to let the manga continue to get ahead again, so that they can stick close to the source material for Season 2 (though, I don't mind when anime goes down a different path from the manga...I'm just guessing that that's what they're doing with AoT, and I'm cool with that).

Season 1 was really enjoyable. There were definitely a lot of plot twists & cliffhangers to end episodes, like you mentioned, which kept things exciting, and the last several episodes involving the Female Titan were especially great. At first I wasn't totally sure who the female Titan was, but the more I saw, I started to get an idea (and I was right). With the way the season ended, I can't wait to see what happens next at the start of season 2.
about 1 year ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Sure did. This is the last place I expected anyone to get it too.
about 1 year ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
It's good to hear that you and so many others are enjoying Tales of Hearts R, even if I'm not a big player of the series. It helps me become more hopeful about it. I am really looking forward to starting it! Actually, for the last three days I've been meaning to start it, but Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground is hanging in there instead. Hopefully, I'll finish that by tomorrow, and then be free to start something new.

I have Tales of Phantasia for Gameboy Advance also! It was gifted to me a while back. So far though, I've only taken a couple minute peek at it. What do you think of that one? You didn't go into a whole lot of detail about it. I don't know a whole lot about it... And yeah, I've only played Tales of Destiny so far.

What a Merry Christmas, indeed, to have received Fire Emblem: Awakening! I imagine that you are enjoying it, or at least I hope that you are. It was my first trip through a game from the series and I loved it! One of these days, I'll have to get to my 3DS Ambassador Fire Emblem title. I don't recall what the subtitle is.
about 1 year ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
FE Awakening is pretty awesome, I think. But Tales of Hearts has trumped my entire Vita library (and I stocked up when I got it! XD) I've tried a couple of the other games but I just can't put it down. And if I'm not playing that I'm working on Dragon Age: Inquisition.

I don't think I have that much further to go in ToH, I'm at 20-odd hours in and in the Futuristic Weapon of Doom, so yeah. (I don't think that's spoilery; if you're familiar with the Tales series at all there is ALWAYS a dungeon connected to a Futuristic Weapon of Doom.) :P
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