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Contract J.A.C.K.
A straightforward shooter that doesn't offer anything terribly novel, but it's still nice to have another adventure in the NOLF universe.

Updated about 1 week ago

☆☆★★★
(B)
NDS
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
One of my favorites in the series. Neat premise, charming characters, and lots of freedom of choice.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆★★★★
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PC
Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest 3
Judging the levels for the contest. This is taking up pretty much all of my leisure time.

Updated about 1 month ago

Flashman85'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.
208 (U)
  176 Unplayed  
84.6% of Unfinished
22.5% of Total
26.6%
51 (B)
6.5%
522 (C)
66.8%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  40 ?????         Master Runs  35 (M)
Apple II C O M P L E T E ! 4 Total
Arcade C O M P L E T E ! 10 Total
Atari 2600 C O M P L E T E ! 7 Total
Browser 1 (U) 0 (B) 39 (C) 40 Total
Calculator C O M P L E T E ! 2 Total
Family Computer 1 (U) 0 (B) 7 (C) 8 Total
Game Boy/Color 1 (U) 3 (B) 27 (C) 31 Total
Game Boy Advance 5 (U) 10 (B) 20 (C) 35 Total
GameCube 23 (U) 13 (B) 37 (C) 73 Total
Game Gear BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive C O M P L E T E ! 6 Total
Mac C O M P L E T E ! 5 Total
NES 3 (U) 0 (B) 53 (C) 56 Total
Nintendo 64 3 (U) 3 (B) 14 (C) 20 Total
Nintendo DS 8 (U) 3 (B) 13 (C) 24 Total
Nintendo 3DS 1 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
Origin 1 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
PC 90 (U) 11 (B) 154 (C) 256 Total
PlayStation 2 (U) 1 (B) 5 (C) 8 Total
PlayStation 2 11 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 15 Total
PlayStation Portable 2 (U) 0 (B) 5 (C) 7 Total
Saturn C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
SNES 4 (U) 0 (B) 34 (C) 38 Total
Steam 24 (U) 1 (B) 28 (C) 53 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) C O M P L E T E ! 3 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 11 (U) 0 (B) 16 (C) 27 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Wii 13 (U) 0 (B) 16 (C) 29 Total
Wii U 3 (U) 0 (B) 4 (C) 7 Total
Wii U Downloads C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
WiiWare C O M P L E T E ! 5 Total
WonderSwan/Color C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
All Games 782 Total
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about 3 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Happy new year! Here's hoping this one is full of wonderful experiences for you!
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I do like Final Fantasy 7, really, but that was just WAY too much hype to live up to. You have to keep in mind, too, how I approached it: I wasn't buying it because people were (heh; were) raving about how it was the best game ever made; I was approaching it as a Final Fantasy fan. I knew that it wasn't the first JRPG to ever make it to North America; I'd been a fan of Final Fantasy since the first one came over here in 1990! My friends and I were already hotly debating what the missing games were about. Final Fantasy 5 was about the war the led to Odin being turned to stone in that underground castle in 6, and how Rosa had had an affair with him. That kind of shit; I was pretty into it. That was an entertaining read, even if I disagree with some of the points. An- wait... Mass Effect had an ending?

I got Ocarina of Time when it was new enough for me to nab a gold cartridge, and I thought it had problems right from the fucking get-go. When it became such a goddamn sin for Zelda to have a fucking jump button, I don't know, but that would've solved a lot of problems. I will say that the game sucks a WHOLE lot less when you're playing the 3DS version, because the gyroscope controls make aiming average, which is a big step up from torturous. Especially when on horseback. *incomprehensible seizure of profanity lasting nearly 30 whole minutes* I find I'm hyper-critical of games everyone else loves in general, whether or not I was around when they were big. Besides, a truly great game is timeless; if a game was good "for the time", then it wasn't ever actually good; just tolerable. It's the 8.5th (pronounced ate point faivth) Generation, and we have photorealistic graphics and point-at-to-make-die interfaces for controls, and all this other fancy shit, and yet, you pick up a Mega Man game 30 years after its release and it's still good; good is timeless. Newer generation pissing and moaning about stages not being carpet-bombed with checkpoints notwithstanding.

That might be worth looking into, if it's not one of those insufferable "Well, ya did it champ, but ya didn't do it well enough, so FUCK YOU; 1/5 STARS DO BETTER!!!" Games of such a nature provoke a swift response from me: [Link]
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I hear you.

I like timed challenges in the right context. In an action platformer with a good rhythm, sure.

But in an adventure game?

When done properly, it can build tension and give an adventure game a sense of urgency (King's Quest III did this well, in my eyes).

If done improperly, you get a game like Freddy Pharkas: a world you want to explore but you aren't given time to do so. What's the point in having lines and lines of professionally voice-acted humorous Al Lowe dialogue/descriptions if you're punished for spending too much time listening to them?

My problem with timed challenges and games that demand frequent restarts/replays isn't the fact that you have to replay them. It's the ones where you have to wait in order to replay. Donkey Kong Returns (and to a lesser extent, Tropical Freeze) drove me nuts in this respect when I was going for time trials. If I could just hit a button and jump back to the beginning and immediately start again, I'd be fine. But no, you have to pause the game, select Restart (while the menu animates for whatever reason), then confirm you want to restart, and then wait a good 15-20 seconds before you can try again. It's maddening in a game that demands practice. Compared to something like Celeste, where you die and you restart right away, and the game never feels punishing.
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I beat the first two Solids on the Gamecube after all my difficulties with Metal Gear Solid on PS1. I don't remember them being that hard BUT I had a lot more time back then. Snake Eater is amazing but I was awful at it when fighting bosses. I'm not good at Metal Gear in general but I enjoy the weird universe.

JRPG's are my favorite genre but finding the time is difficult. I have more time on the weekends but trying to play an hour of a JRPG a day is not enough. I'm really bad at dungeon crawlers with first person perspective or limited inventory slots. Either getting lost in dungeons or losing all my items and starting over are not fun for me. I applaud the people who have the patience for these games.
about 2 months ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
That's pretty much my thoughts on Freddy Pharkas, too. I wanted to like it more than I did. I loved the game's world. I loved the sense of humour. I loved the music!

The odd thing was that I actually ENJOYED the copy protection because at least I knew that when I was making prescriptions, the invisible in-game timer that ruined the rest of the game for me was put on hold.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Wow I never thought I'd get someone on my dialogue box.
Yeah I don't have the dedication to be a completionist. I hate not finishing games but if I'm not having fun anymore or the story is done I feel like I can move on to the next game. I would love to replay games but I feel behind in every game I play. A lot of the times collecting all the items in the game feels like padding added by game developers but no offense to the awesome people who collect and do everything in a game.
The characters on my banner are Crystal Chronicles caravan members on the bottom left and on the right is Ariael from Awakened Fate Ultimatum that I've sadly never played. I'm not so good at dungeon crawlers I just really like the art.
about 2 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hey, I creeped on your link because I am bored at work lol But you seem like a cool dude! I also have been doing YouTube videos for a long time and also developer (of sorts lol). I added you to my MT.
No matter where you go, there you are.