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PS3
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
The Great God Pan. [Overlook Tower]

Updated about 1 day ago

This is one strange game so far. Evil pharmaceutical companies, dimensional travel, playing as a rat. Did Platinum Games write this story? | I appreciate the developer's effort to differentiate this game from its predecessor, but in doing so they continue to move further and further away from what makes Castlevania, well, Castlevania. | The game this reminds me the most of is actually Devil May Cry 2, although it's not as bad as that makes it sound.
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD
I've heard of Metroidvanias before, but not a Mediocre-vania.

Updated about 2 days ago

☆☆★★★
(B)
PS3
Spec Ops: The Line
This is a difficult game to rate: the storytelling is far more sophisticated than your average shooter, but the game never rises above its influences.

Updated about 4 days ago

☆☆★★★ This is a curious mix of generic military shooter and inspired, immersive storytelling. Enjoyable to play, but it never manages to break away from its influences (Uncharted, BioShock, etc.) enough to differentiate itself.
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PSVita
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
If my party starred in an Eighties romantic comedy, it'd be called Desperately Seeking Sepith. [Chapter 1 - Celdic Market Town]

Updated about 2 months ago

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  18 Unplayed  
41.9% of Unfinished
4.8% of Total
11.4%
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about 1 day 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 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 3 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 4 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 5 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
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
about 1 year ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
It's odd, I didn't have a WHOLE lot of trouble with the Grim Reaper battle. However, there's a battle (you have a ways to go yet; I've been to the garrison TWICE now :P) that I had quite a bit of trouble with. Ended up just running around with Kor, frantically throwing Life Bottles, Elixirs, etc out. But I survived! :P I know I'm past halfway now given that howlongtobeat estimates it at 36 1/2 hours for main story, plus I had the Mid Game Battle Music Change. :D
about 1 year ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Yep, first timer. Yesterday was the first time I ever played it. I kept putting off Xenogears as well as the three Xenosagas "for when I have time", which of course never came. But I've struck a deal involving borrowing somebody's NTSC PS2 to take care of the games that my PS2 refuses to run anymore (FFXII and Persona 4), and the condition was that I stop putting off the Xenos. So now it's a promise.
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