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Wii
Disney Epic Mickey
Nested fetch quests are the worst, and this game just had a chain of three of them!

Updated about 16 hours ago

(B)
PC
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
I'll be saved for last in the universe. Fun! This doesn't bode well for anything...

Updated about 6 days ago

☆☆★★★ Much better than the Hutt Cartel expansion, this on deals with the Revan's lingering spirit and his plans. First story is a classic RPG tale of mistaken identity and being caught up in local events (this case being space pirates), with a dash of class info thrown in. Second part gets into Revan's plans which ultimately sets up the next two expansions. Sadly, there's little group content and much of the work feels like set up for later, but it's a transition to a solo story experience. C+
(B)
PC
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel - Sith Empire
I guess what we did will help Darth Marr help the Empire somehow and someway for some reason.

Updated about 1 week ago

☆☆★★★ Set on the world of Makeb, this feels like the last attempt to perpetuate the style of the main storyline in an expansion, with companion comments and group decisions. There's some alright character stuff in there with some of the choices, but the story itself feels inconsequential and few of the NPC interactions are very memorable. It's not a shock that story stuff became more individualized going forward, for both design and cost. C-
(B)
PS4
Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition PAL
Whether it's Arianna the prostitute's story conclusion or the secret ending, Bloodborne finds new ways to create nightmare fuel.

Updated about 1 week ago

★★★★★
(B)
PC
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Sith Inquisitor
And so starts the reign of Darth Imperious, where many artifacts were found and secrets were uncovered.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆☆★★★ A much less personal story, where the player is focused on finding Sith artifacts in the first third and Sith ghosts in the second. The final third about fueling a super weapon and fighting an enemy is closer to what I wanted, but it still feels like it could have more build. The gameplay of a Sith Assassin is also not what I hoped for, more Warcraft Rogue than Darth Maul. I liked the theory of this more than the execution. C
(U)
PCDL
Something's In The Sea
Yahtzee's tenth dev diary game has no music in it, and I am thankful.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

(B)
PSP
Half-Minute Hero
As a twist, a number other than 30!

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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(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.
367 (U)
  62 Unplayed  
16.9% of Unfinished
4.2% of Total
24.7%
941 (B)
63.2%
180 (C)
12.1%
Wishlist  38 ?         Top-Rated  90 ?????         Master Runs  8 (M)
PlayStation 4 BEAT 67 (B) 3 (C) 70 Total
PlayStation 3 BEAT 251 (B) 2 (C) 253 Total
PlayStation 2 48 (U) 106 (B) 11 (C) 165 Total
PlayStation 26 (U) 30 (B) 17 (C) 75 Total
PlayStation Network BEAT 76 (B) 7 (C) 83 Total
PlayStation Portable 9 (U) 17 (B) 0 (C) 26 Total
Master System 4 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 59 (U) 60 (B) 6 (C) 125 Total
32X 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Sega CD 9 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
Saturn 12 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
Dreamcast 14 (U) 9 (B) 1 (C) 24 Total
Game Gear 1 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
NES 42 (U) 49 (B) 54 (C) 145 Total
SNES 54 (U) 63 (B) 15 (C) 133 Total
Nintendo 64 16 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 27 Total
GameCube 9 (U) 15 (B) 2 (C) 26 Total
Wii 5 (U) 11 (B) 0 (C) 16 Total
Wii U BEAT 12 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
Nintendo Switch BEAT 8 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
Virtual Boy BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Game Boy/Color 6 (U) 14 (B) 15 (C) 35 Total
Game Boy Advance 3 (U) 13 (B) 0 (C) 16 Total
Nintendo DS 3 (U) 11 (B) 2 (C) 16 Total
Nintendo 3DS 5 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
PC 3 (U) 45 (B) 12 (C) 71 Total
PC Downloads 1 (U) 17 (B) 14 (C) 32 Total
Browser BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Xbox 33 (U) 19 (B) 3 (C) 55 Total
Xbox 360 BEAT 20 (B) 0 (C) 20 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade BEAT 5 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
XNA Indie Games BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
3DO 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
TurboGrafx-16 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
iPhone C O M P L E T E ! 13 Total
All Games 1504 Total
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about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I'm on a quest to beat all ps1 and all ps4 games, expect many weird beats lol
about 11 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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Gratz on the on SteamWorld Dig! Hope you enjoyed it! I found it a rather charming and addictive little game where I just wanted to go for "one more" dig every time I needed to put it down.
about 1 year ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Seems very appropriate then, considering Dishonored is basically the spiritual successor to Thief!

And yes, Okami is about 3 times longer than it actually needed to be.
about 1 year ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Just pointin' out, the name of Japan is just "Japan" (Nihon) and it's actually a monarchy, not a republic you're right about being a US ally though
about 1 year ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
That is exactly why I can never get into FTL. You must build to counter the flagship otherwise it will murder you. Of course, you need to get to it in the first place to find out what it can do so you know what would be good against it unless you dumb luck into good stuff. Be glad you are playing after the advanced patch. It made things less RNG in that regard. Never getting a weapon wasn't an uncommon occurrence.

The run that made me put it down for good was when I ran into a ship that killed me on the very first jump. The enemy ship had a missile and beam weapon. Missile took out my shields and their beam took out my weapons. Frantically trying to repair did no good as they constantly took down my weapons and when I decided to just run, my engines were also down. It was just absurd.

EDIT: That sounds about right. Depending on what the flagship hacks, you may have lost right away if you can't jump away or counter the hack. Every flagship victory I had was thanks to cloak avoiding its big attacks. There was one obnoxious time where I was killing everything with no problems because I had all the flak cannons. On the flagship the shots kept on missing the rooms so I died on the first stage.

The design of the game still lets me appreciate it, which is why I'll eventually get around to giving Into the Breach a chance.
about 1 year ago (edited)

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Happy belated 10th Backloggiversary!!

EDIT: Glad you liked Doom 2016 as much as I did. The original was a mind-blowing relevation to my younger self, and the new one not only keeps its spirit alive, but enhances it in such a way that feels perfectly natural. I hope Doom Eternal ends up being just as good!
about 2 years ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Thanks for the Persona 5 write-up. Congratulations on finishing! I can't remember exactly what I wrote to you before but I was pretty shocked at the localization and how lousy it seemed. It's not the late '90s anymore where they didn't have the care/budget to do so - this is been Atlus's niche for a while and so it was very off-putting. (As a current comparison, Danganronpa's localization seems really good and really gets across Monokuma's nihilistic/DGAF attitude instead of making him the usual mustache-twirling one-dimensional villain.) The overarching goal also seemed very contrived and nebulous compared to the small-town murder mystery of P4. I couldn't get behind either the premise or characters.

Also, when it comes to the gameplay, I ended up probably psyching myself out by setting it to Easy to avoid the whole "main character death = last save point" holdover from ancient times. But that's a one-way decision and it makes everything too easy, so I didn't have that to prop the game up either. In the end, I don't miss it and I'm glad you at least sorta got your (now my ) money's worth out of it.

LTTP: Yes, I use the same name (just with a 78 at the end, hmm what could that mean). I'm curious, who was asking about me? Despite being part of that community for a year now, I still consider myself a relatively anonymous (though fairly competent) weekend warrior. Certainly not a household name that people would recognize. I do have a couple tournament matches on the SpeedGaming Youtube channel though.
about 2 years ago (edited)

Badges
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Well I stayed up late last night to finish MGS5. I've had some time to collect my thoughts. I found Chapter 2 kind of annoying having to extract all those kids and do random side ops to trigger new yellow options, UNTIL I got to missions 43, 45, and 46. Those were definitely worth. My reaction to mission 43 was "BibleThump 7" which is Twitch emote/shorthand for "crying face, salute".

So a lot of people think this game is incomplete, but if you look and listen carefully, it tells you everything you need. Common complaints include:

1) What happened to Eli? The "timeline credits" confirm he became Liquid Snake. So what was he doing in the interim 20 years? Well, these world domination plans take time, ya know! What happened to Sahel...Sael...Sela....the Metal Gear thing he had? He probably scrapped it/tweaked it to eventually become the one we see in MGS1. I can fill in the blanks.

2) Similarly, what happened to Venom Snake? There's one line in that timeline that Solid Snake would go on to defeat Big Boss' phantom in Metal Gear 1. So there you go, he eventually went and made an Outer Heaven in the jungle in 1995. Why did they abandon their ocean platform? I dunno, a lot can happen in a decade, maybe they wanted to/were forced to. It doesn't matter that much.

3) Unfortunately I knew about the twist that Venom is not Big Boss but just the medic as a body double (an unfortunate side effect of reading too much TVTropes, sometimes you accidentally click a spoiler you didn't mean to :P ). I think a lot of people are pissed at Kojima for not giving them the story "the fans" wanted. But this is the same guy who presented MGS2 in trailers and ITS OWN DEMO as you get to play as Solid Snake again. As we all know, you play as Raiden most of the game. So was I mad? No, I think it's just par for the course for Kojima! I thought the hospital replay was interesting, especially because I didn't actually realize a) the assassin was Quiet and b) Ishmael was the real Big Boss.


So it's not a perfect game, but I still give it 5 stars. I am hard pressed to think of a better, more intense stealth game. I am not interested in doing all the missions/side ops, but I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to do so.

EDIT: I loved this about the Nuclear disarmament video:

Cutscene: "Boss, it looks like someone's developing nukes again."
YT comment: "Such a lust for power! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?????"
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