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Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection: Mega Man Zero
Zero Expectations

Updated about 5 hours ago

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PS4
Devil May Cry 5
Pull My Devil Trigger Achievements: 33 / 49 (67%)

Updated about 14 hours ago

All abilities, collectibles, and upgrades besides the super taunts. Game beaten on Human, Devil Hunter, and Son of Sparda difficulties.
(U)
3DSDL
Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
I won't feel like I got my money's worth until I see these two duke it out.

Updated about 2 days ago

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Switch
Luigi's Mansion 3
Co-op with a friend. Floor 12

Updated about 3 weeks ago

Gustavos'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.
550 (U)
  400 Unplayed  
72.7% of Unfinished
33.8% of Total
46.5%
414 (B)
35%
220 (C)
18.6%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  0 ?????         Master Runs  3 (M)
Mobile 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Arcade 27 (U) 2 (B) 13 (C) 42 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 48 (U) 0 (B) 11 (C) 59 Total
Nintendo 64 13 (U) 8 (B) 17 (C) 41 Total
GameCube 6 (U) 17 (B) 8 (C) 32 Total
Wii 9 (U) 18 (B) 5 (C) 34 Total
WiiWare 2 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 4 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Wii U 6 (U) 16 (B) 2 (C) 24 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 4 (U) 8 (B) 8 (C) 21 Total
Wii U Downloads 3 (U) 3 (B) 3 (C) 9 Total
Game Boy/Color 5 (U) 6 (B) 2 (C) 15 Total
Game Boy Advance 4 (U) 13 (B) 5 (C) 22 Total
Nintendo DS 11 (U) 22 (B) 5 (C) 40 Total
Nintendo 3DS 6 (U) 16 (B) 8 (C) 33 Total
3DS Downloads 6 (U) 4 (B) 8 (C) 18 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 7 (U) 3 (B) 9 (C) 19 Total
Nintendo Switch 2 (U) 14 (B) 4 (C) 21 Total
Switch Downloads 24 (U) 21 (B) 29 (C) 74 Total
PC 3 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Steam 109 (U) 64 (B) 8 (C) 185 Total
Epic Games Launcher BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
GOG.com 12 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
PlayStation 14 (U) 5 (B) 9 (C) 33 Total
PlayStation 2 33 (U) 32 (B) 6 (C) 72 Total
PlayStation 3 28 (U) 35 (B) 22 (C) 87 Total
PlayStation 4 23 (U) 24 (B) 10 (C) 57 Total
PSOne Classics 39 (U) 16 (B) 8 (C) 63 Total
PS2 Classics 22 (U) 5 (B) 3 (C) 30 Total
PlayStation Network 11 (U) 6 (B) 3 (C) 20 Total
PlayStation Portable 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation Vita 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Xbox 11 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Xbox 360 31 (U) 37 (B) 10 (C) 78 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 21 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 38 Total
All Games 1219 Total
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about 3 days ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
See, Climax Battles are an example of something that's long and frustrating. A lot of them depend on luck and endurance, and they're exhausting to the point of hand pain. On the other hand, despite the learning curve, mahjong is one of my favorite minigames and I definitely would not have played it if I wasn't going for the platinum. Once you learn how it works, it's less gambling and more party game, and there's plenty of strategy you can employ.

I'm really terrible at the western gambling games. In fact, there was this moment in Kiwami when I was trying to accumulate winnings in Poker, got a really lame hand and thought to myself: I'm just going to bluff like crazy and see what the AI does. As the cards were revealed... I won. Not because the AI did poorly, but it turns out I had a really good hand that I didn't know was a thing. Literally the definition of being so bad, you're good.

You... read that post? Omigosh, I hope it wasn't a confusing mess. I posted that late at night the other day with little to no revision. Usually doesn't end well. Anyway... Yeah, I too was mindblown by Colosseum and Gale of Darkness back in the day, and it sucks that, now that we're finally at that level of awesomeness in the main series, it's slowly turning into this monetized monstrosity.

I think I mentioned on the blog post how I'm basically coming back to the series due to emotional attachment, how I met most of my best friends due to the game. A lot of my colleagues at work also play it, which makes it really difficult to drop the game. But yeah, as much as SWSH managed to draw some new people into the series, to us long time fans, it's a really hard entry to swallow. I'm considering dropping too.
about 6 days ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Small custodial update. When it came to games I owned on multiple systems, all copies would be labeled as Null so as not to impact the general statistics of the backlog. But I decided it's best to just remove them altogether since I see no value in having those sorts of extra entries. In doing so, my Total Games count has decreased by about 70, which is more than I expected. Moving forward, any games I buy again on a new platform or collection will just have their entries moved directly there. Collections of classic games get released all the time on new sytems, so this will keep it easy for me whenever I decide to indulge.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Yeah, no kidding... It took me like five or so tries on Legend once I finally got to it, but it felt like much more because of how there's no save point to load from. I still don't know how I did it: I had a sliver of health left and I was about to be hit by the truck driver's charge, which I never quite got how to cancel and cost me a couple of previous attempts. I must have been frames away from death when I finally killed him.

On the subject of Haruka's request... you know, before that point, I was actually thinking the karaoke in Kiwami was far easier than Zero, and I wondered about your comment. Then the time came to do Otometal in Premium Adventure and immediately once the song started I was like "...oh. This is what he was talking about.". It's a good thing I actually like the karaoke minigames in these games, because the 950 score took me a solid 40+ attempts. It's really brutal.

I really wish I could let go of platting these games, though. There's a lot of not very fun stuff to put up with, and even though Kiwami is a lot easier and shorter than Zero, I still feel like I could have put some 20+ hours from it on other games :T
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Oh yes, it's a shame the translation was so inferior (not that the first one was really great) given the story is so much grander. Still, it's comprehensible enough to make out what's going on at least, and the distinct cast of anthropomorphic characters keeps you going.

I loved the Township side content, even though it's very simple, has pretty clear cut good and bad residents to invite, and you'd never know who to pick without a guide. BoF2, Skies of Arcadia and the Dark Cloud games are the only ones I can think of with these custom town building aspects and I wish there were more.
about 3 months ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Yup! There are also the Cards that need to be collected and can be missed, and a bunch of other things too like certain gear that's required for some kind of process. A bunch of other things too...
Following a guide while trying to take in a game is unfun, but necessary when going for full completion (without unnecessary additional playthroughs).
If you've been meaning to replay it, you might as well go for it

Only Yakuza 1 and 2 have things that are permanently missable in them. They fixed that in 3 onward.
There's still the odd missable achievement here in there in some games, though they're not as offensive as, say, getting all ATMs. There are too many, and a lot of them have obscure conditions that must be met. Just terrible

Made older games more chill like that, depending on the kind of secret. Going for 100% is ultimately still the goal here, but some secrets carry less weight than others. Like, finding all heart pieces in a Zelda game is mandatory, but finding every secret hole isn't. That sort of thing.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Been mostly holding off on the FF stuff for that reason. FF7 was already pretty tough to get through, but these sequels are even worse! Not looking forward to X, now that you've told me about this
Thanks!
Yeah I remember! It was nice following along with you
Oh that's the Otometal one, isn't it? It's a bit of a tough one, but I'm confident that you can probably do it within an hour or so. You get used to the timing pretty quick, and someone with your skills should get it down fast.
The Mahjong requirements are much worse...
Was it all equipment? I know it's close to that, in any case, so yes it's a bit hard to wrap your head around at first. It's not all that hard, actually. Certain vendors sell you different pieces in bulk, which is where you get most of it from. The rest are quest rewards, usually. It is tedious having to compare lists and checking what's missing for sure - something you will have to do for literally every Yakuza game if you're going for 100%/Platinum trophy.
I've faith that you can complete at least Kiwami someday

Ouch. That's definitely something that would require a guide. Really hate when things are missable like that in open world games
Kinda like the ATMs in FFIX. Miss just one and you're screwed, and a lot of them are obscure to get.
I kinda miss the Xbox days. Thousands of achievements, now almost worthless to me as I don't play on it anymore
I do plan to get an Xbone one day, but that won't be for a while...
about 3 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Haha yeah
It would be a lot more if I hadn't been a big Xbox 360 player for a good half decade before slowly transitioning to PlayStation. 50 is still pretty good, and so it 28!

Gnarliest trophy so far would have to be "Hail to the King", a Final Fantasy IX trophy that requires jumping 1,000 times in succession in a jump rope minigame. That one was pure hell, and something I will never do again for any game.
Would like to add that I haven't actually gotten the platinum for this game yet, as I realized toward the end that I missed one or two ATMs, so I have to replay the whole game just for that one.

Overall hardest platinum to get would have to be either Yakuza Kiwami, or Yakuza 5. Those had multiple tough ones that had me struggling for hours

How about you?
about 3 months ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Since I've yet to play the SNES versions I can't say if I'd miss the increased EXP gain, but in BoF2's case at least later in the game you get back a party member you lose near the start, but you have to grind him up to keep him usable. Between the increase and a certain grinding spot on the world map, I got him up to speed in no time.

I want to finish playing the whole series someday, 4 is the only game I haven't touched at all. I love 3 a lot, it was one of the first RPGs I ever played and between the graphical style and jazzy soundtrack it's really got a unique feel that sets it apart from pretty much everything else even today. I can easily recommend getting the PSP version off PSN.

And the last game, Dragon Quarter, is a different experience entirely. It gets a lot of flak from traditionalists, but it's incredibly interesting and was frankly way ahead of its time.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
You want a hard mode for Metroid Fusion? Try a 1% item run.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Since it's been so long I can't really recall the tone of the game as it just blends together into a kind of generic old JRPG soup in my head, but I do know the translation was pretty dry, though readable. What really sucks is the sequel has a way more interesting party and heavier themes, but the translation is an order of magnitude worse (as Capcom got Square to translate the first game but did this one themselves). About a decade ago there was a complete retranslation patch released for that one though, which I really would like to experience at some point.

Oh, and the GBA versions do improve playability by doubling EXP gained and tripling money acquired from every battle. It was pretty smooth sailing for younger me.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
How did you like Breath of Fire? I played the GBA version a long, long time ago and found it really solid, though mechanically a bit bland. It does have a few quirks that don't carry into later entries though, like the boomerang alt weapon and Karn's easy fusions, plus unique scenarios and gimmicks like the town-wide joke with Auria, the song that reduces dragons to 1HP, and that cool fade-in effect on Mote's boss fight that give it some qualities to make it stand out from the improved sequels.
about 4 months ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Happy belated Ring Day

You've been going through goals faster than most I feel

Good luck with the new goals!

Edit: Is that Spyro 2 you're playing there? One of the first GBA games I played, and it's pretty awful...