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Ace Attorney Investigations: The Prosecutor's Path Ownership: Other
I'm impressed. This fan-translation is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

Updated about 1 week ago

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Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire
Nothing fills my gaming head with self-doubt more than timed quests with no visible timer, you know? Having fun though!

Updated about 3 weeks ago

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
Officially licensed with BLADE as a Mediator. No turning back now. This game's got its claws in me, finally.

Updated about 1 month ago

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248 (U)
  197 Unplayed  
79.4% of Unfinished
18.1% of Total
22.8%
196 (B)
18%
645 (C)
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Wishlist  2 ?         Top-Rated  147 ?????         Master Runs  7 (M)
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Nintendo 64 2 (U) 9 (B) 27 (C) 38 Total
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GameCube 6 (U) 2 (B) 13 (C) 31 Total
Nintendo DS 6 (U) 8 (B) 15 (C) 31 Total
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Xbox 360 22 (U) 22 (B) 55 (C) 118 Total
XbxGoD 8 (U) 6 (B) 1 (C) 17 Total
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Wii 12 (U) 6 (B) 10 (C) 35 Total
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PlayStation 4 1 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Steam 38 (U) 13 (B) 31 (C) 153 Total
GOG.com 98 (U) 4 (B) 55 (C) 164 Total
PC 1 (U) 2 (B) 15 (C) 18 Total
Android 2 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 7 Total
Miscellaneous 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
All Games 1261 Total
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about 13 hours ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Today is my 20th Year at my Job
about 6 days ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Cool new banner!

I thought it was really good... and definitely weird. I can understand all the hype behind it, but I still don't think it's amazing or anything. I like the puzzles and love the graphics and music, but the combat was a bit slow and easy. Yume Nikki still remains my favorite RPG Maker game.
about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Maybe some Jet Set Radio while I'm at it?
about 2 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
Sleep: Not playing anything
Sunset Riders!
about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
The DS's flashing red light is the story alert indicator.
about 2 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Oh hey, I had a banner like this probably...7-8 years ago.
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about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Thanks. It's unsettling that I'm almost out of the twenties, and it's generally unpleasant to think about, but we'll take it one day at a time.

Neat. Sunset Riders. I need to get the Genesis version, even if the audio takes a hit and it seems watered down, but at least they tried to mix things up.
about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
How ya feelin'
about 3 weeks 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
SaGa Frontier isn't all that long; most of the length comes from the grinding you'll be doing, and you can't really permanently fuck yourself over, at least not very easily. I'd definitely not start with Riki, either; his scenario is pretty awful. I'd start with Asellus; she has a great story, and she's a fucking BEAST.

I love that Wild Arms has such batshit insane lore! So many series are too lazy to even create their own lore; they just steal shit from other preexisting lore and throw their own coat of paint over it. Like Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy is the Christianity of video game lore; it's super popular because it takes shit everyone's heard of, and puts its own spin on it, giving it enough universality and individuality to hook a massive audience.

In Lufia 2, it's 100 randomly-generated floors with tough enemies, and you're thrown back to Level 1 without any of your shit, whether that be weapons, items, or spells; you have to find new ones, most of which you don't even get to take out of the labyrinth; it sucks.

That would be an interesting playthrough, having Marivel at the beginning. The enemies from whom you get the necromancer skills have also been moved around a bit to accommodate the fact that you get the class much earlier, which is damn handy. It still takes a little while before the class is worth using, but when it gets there, damn is it good, which is great, because it has the added bonus of looking cool. Nothing like that worthless fucking oracle class, but I guess they can't all be winners; the cannoneer and gladiator were both pretty great.

I didn't like that the design was so fucking convoluted that the map was basically useless. Okay, so imagine walking into my house; you're in the living room, which is attached to the bathroom, the kitchen, and the stairs. Now, you'd like to have one of my fresh-baked cookies, but FUCK YOU; the door to the kitchen is sealed, because God hates you. So, you have to go upstairs into my bedroom, climb over the boxes everywhere, slip out my window, climb into the attic, then slide down a chute into the kitchen. You're about to enjoy my cookies and some milk, but oh dammit; you're lactose intolerant, and left your lactase enzymes in the living room. You have to walk out my front door, go around the house, and into my back door to get into the living room. Have fucking fun getting back to those cookies, because the door to the kitchen still doesn't exist. Hate that fucking temple.
about 3 weeks 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
We all have our lessons to learn, and among those, we all have our lessons that we have trouble learning, no matter how obvious they may seem. Hell, why do you think I'm so unstable? And hearing that, I think the reason I didn't do the same is that my lady and I are both damaged goods; it seemed less likely to me that she was just stringing me along. I still do think that sometimes, but again, I'm unstable.

Not only that, but I'm a healer, can use exotic weaponry (or do well without weaponry), and have mysterious mind/chi/psi/whatthefuckever powers; it's a nice level of versatility. That's an interesting choice, but well-considered; well-met, my friend. I sometimes have fun breaking them, too; I broke the shit out of the Harry Potter quiz to determine what house I should be in. "Are you scared?" "No, but not because I'm brave; it's because I lack that emotion." "Shit... uh... Slytherin?" "But I don't want power." "Ravenclaw?" "I often prefer brute force." "Huffle...pu-" "DO I LOOK LIKE A FUCKING STONER TO YOU!?" I'm in the Order of Kojiro.

I just happened to have someone give me the game as a gift when it was brand new, and I'm no stranger to writing walkthroughs, so it seemed like a good idea. It was an interesting experience, too; not necessarily something I'd need to do again, but I'm glad that I did it once. I've heard that about Planet Robobot. It's interesting: Kirby games don't really get much publicity, and aren't as well-remembered as your Marios or your Zeldas, but they're so consistently good that they've pierced my cynical breastplate at almost every turn. The Platformers, anyway; I'm not a big fan of the off-genre titles.

Nuh-uh; Ocarina of Time is a Action-RPG. I remember those arguments, too, though; back when it came out, someone said to me that Ocarina of Time is "Equal to or even greater than Final Fantasy 7." On what merits, exactly? Apples and oranges is a good analogy, since they're both games/fruit, but totally different genres. Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden, though? Sure, they're both Platformers, but as you said, they play completely differently. And at this point, most everything is ripping off something else; it's a matter of how shamelessly and how well the "stolen" elements are used. Flinthook steals Super Metroid's grapple beam and makes... an action-based Dungeon Crawler out of it? What sorcery is this!? Seems interesting.
about 3 weeks 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
Well, what are most RPGs other than having the right equipment/skills/etc.? Wild Arms doesn't do it any better or worse; just maybe a bit differently. I think what makes them so great is that they take the best of everything and assemble it very well.

I usually rip in those raw formats, too, but work them over and convert them to MP3, so that I can listen to them elsewhere. I think the only physical game soundtrack I have is Final Fantasy 5, though I did buy the digital version of the Undertale OST.

Better graphics means more possible colors; simple as that and what fucking irony, as you said. He's right, too; like a sonnet is usually one of the greatest poems ever written, Bionic Commando is a brilliant Platformer, born from your inability to even jump. Restriction absolutely breeds creativity.

Link's Awakening used to be high on my list, because you're finally in a new setting, and it's a dream, so it allows itself to get a little weird at times. Lately, it's too much of a cattle chute, it doesn't get weird enough, doesn't do enough with the fact that it's a dream, and it doesn't make any effort to raise some obvious existential tenets. I feel like the big reveal should've happened after the 4th dungeon,
and the subsequent dungeons should've become increasingly darker and more nightmarish, as the nightmares became more and more panicked about their impending destruction. Like maybe a dungeon where you have several back-to-back sidescrolling screens, descending deeper and darker into an underwater shaft. Then, there's the whole idea that waking the Wind Fish means murdering man, woman, child, animal, and blade of fucking grass on the island; not doing so means that the Wind Fish does not get to continue living; it's a real dilemma. And the nightmares were really not only protecting the residents of the island, but also doing what they were created to do, so were they really evil?
Maybe that selfish fucking whale and loudmouth owl are the real villains, but the ending proves that I put more thought into it than the developers did.
I still like the game, but it could've been so much more. Adventure of Link is my second-favorite, because Eastern Hyrule is so much more interesting than any other slice of Hyrule we've seen. Also, it doesn't treat Death Mountain like the end of the fucking earth. I kinda liked that part, but only because of the horrifying, yet beautiful visuals.
about 3 weeks 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
I think that's determined by the degree to which you care about the face behind them. Personally, I don't care if not a single soul in this world gets to see the real thing; magic's in the makeup. Oh, 15, my friend, and I became quite good at seeming like a normal, well-adjusted human being; in a town such as the one where I worked, all you need are a few stale witticisms in your back pocket and you'll fit right in! Well, at least I know that you can-not lie.

I guess it's because I don't care about the social aspects of games that makes me miss any reason to care about achievements; it doesn't interest me at all how I stack up against others. Did I play the game? Did I enjoy it? These are the questions that I ask. Sure, multiplayer can enhance certain games (e.g. Secret of Mana or just about any Brawler out there), but as a player, it's about me; my experience. Of course, I also don't have a competitive endoplasmic reticulum in my body, much less a whole bone. Huh. When people get to know my past, all they ask is how I'm not a serial killer. I tell them, "Constant physical and verbal abuse at the hands of all of your peers makes you believe that you really don't deserve to do anything for yourself." They laugh nervously, and I am entertained, but it's true.

That thing looks like the Chocobo Eater I saw my lady fighting one time; a fight hand-crafted from the finest bullshit that Squenix has to offer. Of course, I suppose it's a waste of my energy to be surprised; they are fond of their overly long animations that look great the first time you see them.

Why shouldn't you date someone if you're depressed? That's like saying you shouldn't buy ice cream if you're wearing a floral-patterned dress; I don't even see the connection. I agree with that; people feel sad or down sometimes, and they think that's what depression is, so they say stupid shit like, "Medication is bullshit; you should just cheer up," which makes me want to punch them in the face and tell them that Ibuprofen is bullshit, and they should just stop aching. Yeah, that's the sort of relationship that really lasts, and I know you're not some kid who thinks that there's nothing more to love than a special feeling inside, and that relationships are like in the movies; shit doesn't work that way. That's true, as well; my lady's really into a lot of nerd culture stuff, whereas I'm just into games, mostly; maybe a little sci-fi here or there.
about 3 weeks 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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I didn't actually realize that, that's good to know if/when I pick up a physical copy and run through it again. But I'm more likely to buy Super Ninja Boy first, it's cheaper and, so far, better. That sucks about the crash though, I'm sorry to hear that. D:

That's super awesome, I can't wait to get to that town then. I loved Scheherazade, such a fun game. It's too bad Culture Brain isn't making games like they used to, I guess they're still around but they've seemed practically non-existant for awhile. It'd be neat to see them do some kind of all-stars title like Konami Wai Wai World.

The company name would make sense in that regard and, for the Famicom, Super Chinese 2 is a far better Journey to the West option than Super Monkey Daibouken! It'd be great to see you pop in, I might do it this Friday, but I also might play something else. I'm not quite fully sure yet.

Aah, okay. I hadn't played it yet and it looked interesting, but it'd be awhile before I ever got around to playing it (basically, if it's not already in my it's going to be a long time before I get to it hah). I could see the slowdown being useful at some points, but when it happens while you're trying to jump over a hole or water, it can get aggrivating lol. That's too bad about the flicker, though. Agreed, I would love to see someone localize the rest of the series.

Thanks! As much as I liked PQ1, PQ2 is just better in every single way, I love the shooting too. Pretty ahead of its time.
about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
WRONG!.... seven thosand and twenty three




but yee, thanks.
about 3 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Are you aware that in Puyo Puyo Tetris three more screens of Adventure Mode open up after you finish the game? I had no idea until somebody else mentioned it to me.
about 3 weeks 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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thank you. I absolutely abhorred King Gulp specifically for Whump, and dodging nearly everything you threw at him. I barely made it by a scratch, and I could've gone for a few more levels, but I wanted to be done and done I am! It was.. Extremely tempting to use save states, I kept getting pissed lmao.

I already started messing around with it and it improves upon LNB in so many ways. I stopped because I'd like to stream it. Some time ago I actually heard a tune from it and it was a remake of one of the tunes from The Magic of Scheherazade, and I loved that one- bought it some time ago and played through it. Good ol' Culture Brain. The combat in Super is more enjoyable and hitboxes aren't so funky, I like the platforming and the obsticle courses, far better than I liked the track meets in the prior title. As far as encounter rates, LNB's frequent encounter-every-step.. This is a breath of fresh air compared to that. I imagine it gets worse later, but so far it's much more tolerable. The plus side of high encounter rates is the XP. I understand Culture Brain purposefully made the rates in Little Ninja Brothers higher for the US release. Buttholes.

I tend to avoid GBA remakes of console games as there's always some sacrifice in quality made, be it visual or audio, or even both. That's too bad they dumbed it down. I played one of the earlier Super Chinese games on GB and it was alright. I hope someday Super Chinese 3 gets a translation, I'd like to see how it fares compared to Little Ninja Brothers/SC2.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
It's more like trial and lots of error with shells and nope, no connection issues for mii.
about 3 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Fusion Mode has an unfocused feel to it. I'm not quite sure how to optimally play it. Other than it, the game is fantastic and I am happy to see you enjoying it!
about 3 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Wait, can the adventure mode in PPT be played in multiplayer?
about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Thanks for the Saint's Row 2 pointer.
I already have the PS3 version and played it plenty, but it can never hurt to have such a fun game on another platform as well, right?
All the tired horses in the sun, how'm I supposed to get any riding done?