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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
Oswald is by far my least favorite character in the game, both story-wise and play-wise, so I'm glad to move on to Velvet. [Velvet - Chapter 2, Act 3]

Updated about 1 day ago

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PS3
Assassin's Creed III
It's been ages since I've played an AC game so, ironically enough, this feels kind of fresh. [Sequence 5]

Updated about 1 day ago

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PS3
Devil May Cry HD Collection: Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition
My first time beating this on Normal! Because I'm a total weirdo, the first game in the series is still my favorite - but this is aces too.

Updated about 2 days ago

☆★★★★ A great entry in the series that effectively washed out the bad taste that DMC2 left in everyone's mouths, offering players a younger and hipper Dante. Playing the original DMC trilogy in short succession was a lot of fun as this is a series I still maintain a great deal of affection for. It also made me realize that, as fast and stylish as DMC3 is, I have to give preference to the gothic atmosphere and more methodical combat of DMC1 (particularly the way you can equip any weapon at any time).
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PSVita
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
A crisis averted. [Start of Chapter 6]

Updated about 3 days 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.
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PS1C
Mega Man Legends
I'm no longer lost! I know where to go! Progress! [Uptown]

Updated about 2 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.
52 (U)
  15 Unplayed  
28.8% of Unfinished
3.8% of Total
13.1%
282 (B)
71%
63 (C)
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Wishlist  271 ?         Top-Rated  107 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
PlayStation 3 19 (U) 85 (B) 6 (C) 127 Total
PlayStation Vita 13 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 21 Total
PSOne Classics 5 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 9 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
Nintendo DS BEAT 21 (B) 6 (C) 30 Total
PlayStation Portable 4 (U) 21 (B) 1 (C) 33 Total
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about 2 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Nice, I hope you enjoy VLR!

I'm curious though, I noticed in your 999 review, you were disappointed in the conclusion. Did you get the True Ending?
about 4 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
This may seem a bit silly, but probably the thing I'm hoping for the most is the PS Neo will either allow external hard drives of normal 3.5" drives. I'm hurting for space, I only have 400ish GB left, and that's after deleting roughly a quarter of my collection. I've been trying to spread out my purchases to the Xbox One, but it's really hard not to just buy for the PS4, especially now that my cousin has a PS4, so I can just bring games and saves to his place, and play my digital games there. Might even be able to skip the back and forth USB and go back and forth on the cloud via PS+?

Other than that, definitely the Sonic 25th anniv game. I absolutely loved Generations and hope this is either a game like Generations for handhelds or different zones from the classic/modern games, or ideally just classic, or a format like PS3 Generations, only for handhelds. The Master System/Game Gear Sonic games are immensely under represented. I've been thinking about streaming Triple Trouble, it's probably my favorite handheld Sonic game, even now probably. I played it so much of the Game Gear that the cart fried...as in, it just...stopped working. Other games worked fine, but TT wouldn't even power on. I eventually went through three Game Gears before I just said screw it and bought a Retro Freak, where I can build up my collection even more, and stream games that I normally couldn't, like Game Gear and GB/C/A without the Super Gameboy or Gameboy Player.

I wouldn't mind learning more about Whore of Orient or possibly an LA Noire sequel, or a Dante's Inferno 2. I actually really liked that game. Maybe a God of War 4 finally? It's about time for it. I know my cousin is looking forward to Kingdom Hearts III, and possibly more remasters, since he never had a PS3 or 360. I think that his girlfriend is the type that won't like too many video games around, though, he had to hide the last two I gave him (Dying Light and Wolfenstein, FOV thing)

As for RE plots, I wouldn't mind seeing more Rebecca, possibly Billy or Steve, or Alex Wesker (Albert if it's a reboot, I suppose, but I may not know how reboots work) Definitely more Claire, preferably with Ali Larter again.

Well, I just upgraded to Windows 10 after Microsoft being a sneaky bitch and making the cancel button upgrade anyway. Last night, my laptop starting upgrading on its own, and when the prompt came up tonight on my desktop, I decided that I didn't really have a choice and went for it.
about 4 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm pretty sure that there will never be an actual Castlevania game, even another Metal Gear seems to be pushing it, especially after Kojima left. I always thought that there should have been some metroidvanias on 3DS like GBA and DS, they could have easily made them before Konami decided that they hated money and wanted to destroy itself. We never did have a game in 1999 or whatever with Julius Belmont, did we? Just...what was it, Aria and Dawn of Sorrow? I thought Aria was probably the best handheld one, followed by...probably Lament of Dissonance, then maybe Portrait of Ruin. I still haven't played Circle of the Moon, and I hated Dawn of Sorrow for its touch crap. I thought Order of Ecclesia was kinda weird, but it did have that awesome throwback to Castlevania 2 at the end. Of the post Rondo console ones, I've only played Symphony of the Night. I own the two PS2 ones, but have yet to get to them...and I may be able to emulate the N64 ones on my PSP, or whenever I get that super system that allows even more systems to play than the Retro Freak, which in turn allows for more than the Retron 5. I'm super excited for Bloodstained! That, Yooka Laylee, Elysian Shadows, Soul Saga, and probably Shenmue III (only so low because I have yet to play the first two, I own both on Dreamcast)

Thanks! I'm honestly surprised that anyone actually reads people's page notes, I guess, I dunno. I thought that most people just ignored those. But more likely that's in part due to a friend having that exact thing in his note "Who reads these anyway?" that made me think about it a bit and come to that conclusion.

My most vivid console launch (if you could call it that) by far was the PS3...slim. I was one of those crazy people at Black Friday back when it launched in 2009 at Gamestop at 2am. I did a similar thing for the first two World of Warcraft expansions, back when I actually played that. Never again, I don't need any help feeding my insomnia. Then again, I suppose you could argue that that makes me a better candidate for those sort of midnight releases.

Well, I've been hearing rumors of RE7 going back to the series' roots (which wasn't RE6 supposed to do that? If it did, it only did it for Leon's campaign) and a series reboot...which...I'm not sure how I feel about that, I've never actually been with a series through a reboot, I got into Tomb Raider only a few years ago. Other than that, I know Sega will be there, so maybe a Yakuza announcement?

about 4 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
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 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
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 2 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
Focus: Only playing one game
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 4 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 4 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 5 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 6 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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 7 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
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
Focus: Only playing one game
Getting us quite hooked.
about 8 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
Focus: Only playing one game
I'm not sure, honestly, but I do know it's about 3x as big as the first chapter.
about 8 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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 8 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
Focus: Only playing one game
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
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.
Legend of the Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel