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(U)
Switch
Paper Mario and the Origami King
2020-08-04 [Playthrough w/ wife; Peach's Castle] Knocking out the skill-based trophies so that my wife can sate her completionist desires.

Updated about 1 day ago

(C)
Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2020-07-09 [Master Mode|28β™₯️|MaxπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ|Allβ›©|275ish/900🌱|πŸ«πŸ¦…πŸ˜πŸ¦Ž] Finished Champion's Ballad. Knocking out quests.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

★★★★★ 2018-08-14 [100%] All done. All Koroks, map locations, shrines, minibosses, armor upgrades, etc. etc. etc.. ALL done.
(B)
Switch
Super Mario Odyssey
2018-11-18 [850ish πŸŒ™; Dark Side] 2P run w/ wife. I think we may be nearing my wife's tolerance for difficulty.

Updated about 2 years ago

☆★★★★
(U)
PS3
Dark Souls: Dark Souls: Collector's Edition
2016-09-05 [SL47; Anor Londo] Took Labor Day off to beat Smough and Ornstein, in that order, solo. Weapon broke mid-fight. Pulled it off. Booya.

Updated about 4 years ago

☆★★★★
(U)
Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
2014-07-27 [Skyloft] Fully upgraded (so far), 70 Gratitude, final Sacred Realm. Cleaning up Goddess Cubes at the moment.

Updated about 6 years ago

☆★★★★

Aichon'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.
186 (U)
  133 Unplayed  
71.5% of Unfinished
29.6% of Total
41.3%
134 (B)
29.8%
130 (C)
28.9%
Wishlist  26 ?         Top-Rated  58 ?????         Master Runs  1 (M)
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Steam 61 (U) 17 (B) 14 (C) 128 Total
Nintendo Switch 5 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 20 Total
PlayStation 4 12 (U) 5 (B) 11 (C) 32 Total
PlayStation 3 6 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 21 Total
PlayStation Network 1 (U) 7 (B) 5 (C) 15 Total
Wii 10 (U) 9 (B) 1 (C) 23 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 23 (U) 5 (B) 5 (C) 38 Total
WiiWare 1 (U) 3 (B) 3 (C) 9 Total
GameCube 5 (U) 4 (B) 7 (C) 20 Total
Xbox 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation 2 16 (U) 7 (B) 5 (C) 39 Total
PlayStation 8 (U) 1 (B) 10 (C) 21 Total
iOS 8 (U) 34 (B) 41 (C) 126 Total
Nintendo 3DS 5 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Nintendo DS 13 (U) 2 (B) 5 (C) 26 Total
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about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Free is free is right! I downloaded it myself. I played the first Uncharted and although I thought it was good it didn't sell me on the series. I had no intention on picking up the sequels, BUT as you said: free is free!
about 4 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
It feels one-note in it's gameplay, but it's a very good one-note. You could say it's "one-note worthy." :D
about 6 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Hi! Thanks for adding me! Always happy to talk to new people here! I love your Okami theme!

And you also have great taste in gaming!

So, how do you like Skyward Sword so far?
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Hey! I saw you from GodzillaDB's multitap and just like him I really liked your banner. That's pretty much why I added I think. Thanks for adding me back by the way!

It's actually not my first time playing Jet Set Radio. I've beaten it a multiple times on my Vita few years ago and I've been a fan of it since then. I've just rebought it on Steam because I wanted to play it on a bigger screen and it was dirt cheap. So that's how I'm replaying it again.
about 7 months 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
Hi! I saw you were an active member in other peoples' multitaps. You're playing Dark Souls, which I've thoroughly enjoyed. Beat them all, then went to complete DS3/BB/Sekiro. Still have some cleaning up to do in DS1/DS1R/DS2/DSTSotFS. Also, having enough systems to need to hit "show all" is pretty cool.
about 8 months 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
Greetings! Indeed, it's always a pleasure to meet another fellow Backloggery and I appreciate the multi-tap add in return! I happened to be browsing around some profiles and I was immediately struck by your clever Okami banner. I must confess that I've never beaten in the game despite owning two copies between the original PS2 release at launch and the recent PS4 remaster. Despite that shortcoming, I've always been astonished by its "ink painting" aesthetic and brilliant use of the brush as an interactive mechanic. Anyway, I also referenced your top-rated titles and felt compelled to add you over those aforementioned games! I admittedly never beaten anything from the Zelda, Super Mario or Final Fantasy series so those big names have seriously been lacking in my gaming repertoire. However, I'm preparing to tackle the former through Breath of the Wild since I should be obtaining a Switch for the holiday season!

I'll definitely be seeing you around and best wishes with your future ventures in gaming!
about 9 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Yeah, settled in and deciding what improvements we want to invest in for this house. Definitely just a first house, not the only house. Also have a wedding in 2020, so trying to minimize extra purchases while we plan for that.
about 1 year ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
The Witness is good then? It's on my wishlist, but I wasn't sure I wanted to pay $40 on what looked like a puzzle game where you have to connect dots.

Happy New-born by the way. I have two kids myself, but they're not newborns anymore! My bigger problem now is not finding time to play, but finding time to SHARE the games with the kids.
about 1 year ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Gaming is currently taking a bit of a back seat on account of the newborn who demands attention at a moment's notice. While I have plenty of games that lend themselves well to handling interruptions, none of the ones I'm currently interested in playing are of that variety.

Entirely unrelated, my Netflix and Plex queues are rapidly shrinking.
about 2 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Well I've put about 65 hours into BotW so far and it definitely lives up to its name. Since this game seems to be built to encourage doing crazy off the wall things, that's exactly what I've been doing. Normally I like to roleplay the character in video games, which usually means not doing things like throwing rocks at NPCs, setting random things on fire, charging headfirst into much stronger enemies, or refusing to wear clothes just to see what would happen, but I figure Link's got amnesia so what the hell? He also apparently has no sense of self-preservation this time around. Anytime an idea pops in my head that is immediately countered by my video game logic, "don't do that, you'll die" or "don't do that, you'll get stuck," I make a concentrated effort to override that logic and do it anyway.

In short, I'm having a blast, but I'm not taking the story as seriously as I normally would I guess.
about 3 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
Excellent, thank you very much for the information.
about 3 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
Thanks for the informative reply, Aichon, much appreciated. I think I will wait on the DLC then add it as soon as I beat it. Thanks!
about 3 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
I just read a claim that it does play Reset in the final credits, but only if you play it in Japanese. That would make sense perhaps considering the licensing issues.

I see you are playing Breath of the Wild. I will be getting it soon and was wondering, would it be best to start the game with the DLC or to wait until after I've beaten it? I specifically want to experience the game balance as intended before adding any potential game change items the DLC may add.
about 3 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
Hi Aichon, sadly that does not seem to be the case. From what I understand this version retains the same credits as the PS3 remaster. I can't say for sure, however, as I've not seen it myself. I completely understand wanting simply a remastered version of the original credits. I could not overstress how emotional they were to me upon finishing the PS2 version.

What it seems this does offer is 4K resolution and the restoration of the loading screen minigames. Otherwise, I believe it is essentially identical to the previous HD release.
about 3 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I think the Last Guardian was good. It felt like a good successor to Ico, and if I could only go back and play one of those two games, it would be TLG. SOTC is still from favourite from that studio though.

I don't think TLG is a great game though, and there are things that they should have had perfected given the long development time. Nothing was bad, but when there are camera issues or interaction spaces that were being too finicky, it had me thinking they could have polished those things up a little more. Plus it can get confusing when you try something a couple times and it doesn't work, so you think "maybe I should try something else" and waste time until you go back and try the first thing again, but this time it works.

Overall I did find the puzzles better than the ones in Ico, although I found they did occasionally fall back too much on the idea that playing hide-n-seek with a ladder or a lever counts as a puzzle (as I don't think it does).

In the end, I enjoyed it, and I'm happy I played it, but I didn't love it and I don't see myself going to back to play it again soon.
about 4 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
(Part 2 of 2)

Speaking of narrative things, ME1 had a pretty bare bones backstory, even neglecting to give the setting a name. This time, however, they've really filled in the gaps. Unfortunately, all the gap filling is restricted to the tie-in comic, which I didn't read. All the characters kept throwing around all these names and places, and referencing all these past events that I had no knowledge of. At one point I got sick of being in the dark, paused the game and dove into the fanwiki to see what they were talking about. There's some good stuff in there. Details about the history of the city, even the country its located in, and its relationship with neighboring countries, including several wars that eventually led to the totalitarian regime currently in place. Seems like a huge missed opportunity that these things weren't elaborated on in game, aside from being mentioned offhand.

All in all, I liked it just as much as the original. Some things ME1 did better, some things Catalyst did better. I think there's potential here for a few more games set in this universe.

I feel the same way you do about The Last Guardian. But none of the flaws bothered me in the slightest because I was expecting them. What I wasn't expecting, was the ending. I'd spent so long convincing myself that there was only one possible way this game could end, I was kinda blindsided. I'm gonna be honest, though. It didn't move me the way ICO and SotC did. Those games will always be in my top 10, but I can't say I'll be adding TLG to that list. I can't quite put my finger on why, though. It was beautiful, detailed, amazingly life-like, emotional, and gut-wrenching. But something didn't... click, the way its predecessors did. I'm kinda confused about it, honestly.
about 4 years ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
(Part 1 of 2)

Yeah, I was skeptical about buying it too, but I got it for Christmas so that solved that problem. Just finished it yesterday, so lets see if I can sum up my thoughts here.

Catalyst is set up as a sandbox game. The city (called the City of Glass this time, instead of just a nameless futuristic city) is completely open to exploration, and the map is filled with side objectives like deliveries and time trials. The parkour gameplay definitely benefits from this in a lot of ways. The first game was fantastic at replicating the feel of freerunning on rooftops, but it was always held back a bit by the restrictions of linearity. Picking a random direction and just going for it really feels great. Seems that the controls have been refined from the first game, everything is pretty smooth and responsive. The awful shooting aspect has been completely cut this time, so all combat is hand-to-hand. (Some enemies will still shoot at you, you just don't shoot back.) Combat is much better and more varied, but Catalyst still falls into the same trap of dumping too many enemies on you in some of the later missions. Not to the extent of the first, thankfully, and 9 times out of 10 you can simply avoid combat altogether, but there were still a couple areas of pure frustration toward the end.

Catalyst is a reboot more than anything, definitely not a sequel but neither a prequel to the original, and as such there were a ton of callbacks to sequences and events from ME1. And yet, to me, none of them really resonated as much. Perhaps it's because I was comparing these rehashes to how I felt when I first witnessed them in ME1, and the effect just wasn't the same. Not to say Catalyst doesn't do its fair share of new things, cause it does. Just feels like there won't be as many moments in Catalyst that stick with me.

People complained about the story in ME1, perhaps for being too simple and straightforward. It was a very personal story about Faith trying to save her sister despite their grievances with each other, and I always appreciated that as a nice change of pace to all the epic, world saving stuff. They definitely tried to shake things up with the narrative this time, but it's really nothing that hasn't been done in this genre before. I saw the "big twist" coming a mile away, but I guess I'm just too genre savvy for my own good at this point. I did appreciate the much more nuanced characters in Catalyst, for sure.
about 4 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I saw your comment on Ghosthack's page about Mirror's Edge: Catalyst. I played the original and enjoyed it, AND I enjoyed the new one. I think I'm in the minority though on that one.

I've started using a new video hosting site, but if you're interested I've posted both my reviews for both games on the new site if you'd like to watch.

ME1 - [Link]
ME2 - [Link]
about 4 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Yeah, it was a lucky find at a PlayItAgain store. If I can find Suikoden II on PSN for PS4, I'll be sure to nab it!
about 4 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I thought Shadow of Mordor okay, but didn't find it worthy of a lot of the praise it initially got.
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