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Yooka Laylee
45/145 Pagies. 473/1010 Quills

Updated about 1 day ago

(U)
PS3
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Prince of Skill Trees. Achievements: 17 / 41 (41%)

Updated about 1 day ago

(U)
3DS
Pokemon Ultra Moon
Just reached Ula Ula Island

Updated about 4 days ago

(C)
Wii
Metroid: Other M
Any% PB - 2:29:24. Hard Mode PB - 2:17:02

Updated about 3 months ago

Game completed 100% casually as well as on Hard Mode. Game is being speedran on Wii U VC for superior load times.

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.
547 (U)
  391 Unplayed  
71.5% of Unfinished
38.5% of Total
53.8%
334 (B)
32.9%
135 (C)
13.3%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  0 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
Mobile 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Arcade 32 (U) 1 (B) 6 (C) 42 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 49 (U) 0 (B) 10 (C) 59 Total
Nintendo 64 21 (U) 8 (B) 8 (C) 42 Total
GameCube 7 (U) 17 (B) 8 (C) 37 Total
Wii 11 (U) 19 (B) 3 (C) 37 Total
WiiWare 2 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 7 (U) 8 (B) 4 (C) 19 Total
Wii U 7 (U) 16 (B) 1 (C) 24 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 8 (U) 8 (B) 8 (C) 25 Total
Wii U Downloads 3 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
Game Boy/Color 6 (U) 8 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
Game Boy Advance 9 (U) 12 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
Nintendo DS 18 (U) 20 (B) 4 (C) 44 Total
Nintendo 3DS 6 (U) 16 (B) 6 (C) 31 Total
3DS Downloads 13 (U) 5 (B) 13 (C) 31 Total
Nintendo Switch 3 (U) 9 (B) 2 (C) 15 Total
PC 2 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Steam 106 (U) 41 (B) 6 (C) 161 Total
GOG.com 13 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
PlayStation 14 (U) 5 (B) 9 (C) 34 Total
PlayStation 2 40 (U) 28 (B) 5 (C) 95 Total
PlayStation 3 27 (U) 38 (B) 18 (C) 85 Total
PSOne Classics 40 (U) 16 (B) 6 (C) 63 Total
PS2 Classics 17 (U) 5 (B) 3 (C) 26 Total
PlayStation Network 12 (U) 5 (B) 2 (C) 20 Total
PlayStation Portable 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation Vita 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Xbox 12 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Xbox 360 33 (U) 30 (B) 9 (C) 81 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 23 (U) 11 (B) 2 (C) 39 Total
All Games 1102 Total
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about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I finally encountered the dog enemies myself (was little confused seeing you mention them as I had not yet seen one until now).
Honestly, reading the comments you've wrote so far, you really make it sound like a very difficult game.
I was going to chalk it up to version differences, but we're both playing on PS3 so I assume it's the exact same game
Maybe Hard mode is different from Normal in some way?

Not being invincible during a counter move is bullshit.
That said, I have yet to execute a move that isn't the normal square or triangle attack
On my next playthrough I'll try using different moves and weapons; I'm just kicking too much ass as it is and don't wanna risk getting beat up

There are only two endings, with the "secret" ending only unlocking if you got all health upgrades.
Otherwise, the ending will always be the same.
It makes a huge difference, though!
...oh, and the secret ending is also apparently the canon one, with the normally achieved ending being a bad ending of sorts
I'm only doing all the as fast as I can because I already knew I wouldn't like the game much, and so don't want to spend more time with it than I have to.
I don't normally spoil myself on games like this, but I occasionally make exceptions
Achievements don't count towards for me.

Yay, thanks!
I've given them all a quick first look so far - until I got distracted by other games
Not liking Jak all that much, but Ratchet and Sly are pretty good!
Took me a while to realize that I now have 9 more games to go through
But heeey at least they're quality games, right?

Yo, thanks for having this nice conversation with me!
Most others couldn't be bothered to chat about so many aspects of a game and really try to discuss it.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I also picked up the trilogy some years ago and only touched the first game. WW was too rough for me at the time, so I quit it instantly.
I'm quite shocked to see that the trilogy is actually loved and very well-received, because I did not have much fun with SoT and had to quit WW because of how clunky it is...
Admittedly, the platforming and puzzle sections were actually really good once it was clear what needed to be done, but I found the combat to be horrible.

Strangely, even though I'm on Hard, I'm killing everything with little to no issues (those red female ninjas really suck to fight though; they have waaay more health compared to the other enemies).
The trick seems to be to just button mash. All I do is spam the normal square attack, maybe mix it up with triangle-square-square (the decapitation move). Sometimes I block; had no idea a parry move even existed...
Never even tried using dual weapons, thought I apparently don't have to since I easily kill everything anyway
At least the combat is a little more "fun" in this game - because it's faster...

Man, you're so right.
It's the definition of edgy
Not sure if that makes it so bad it's funny, or so funny/unusual that it's bad.
The music from what I've heard is kinda good, but I've been known to enjoy dumb butt-rock like that
The back-tracking honestly perturbs me this time around too.
Normally, I don't really mind back-tracking, but WW does it in the most confusing way.
I really had no idea if the way I'm going was the right way, but since there was no other way to go (at least apparently), I just went with it.
So far I have yet to get lost, but does it really make a difference if I get actually lost or simply feel lost?
It's so confusing, and it actually made me get a video walkthrough that I'm playing side-by-side as I play now - just to make sure

I've only had one encounter with the Dahaka so far, and yeah, it was pretty neat!

I'm excited to find out how the bad/good ending thing is going to play out, since you fight different bosses (with the true boss being super cool, it seems!).
Have to say that finding the life upgrades is actually pretty tricky!
I'm not surprised that people made it through the game without finding a single one.
A little weird though to make the real ending dependent on that...
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Funny coincidence that we're both doing Warrior Within
I finished Sands of Time just two days ago, and now I'm at WW too.
Wasn't looking forward to it, but it had to be done sometime
How are you liking it so far?
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Whoops was too occupied to make a post for my backloggiversary. The tally for games I or since last Veteran's Day was 58. Not double counting games that were both beaten and completed within that time. Which is on par with last year's 62. I'm a little surprised since that time I would have spent digging into my backlog this past year was instead spent on speedrunning. Altogether I think I definitely spent more time overall this year gaming compared to last. This winter I plan to get back and improve my Other M times, as well as pick up what looks to be an incredible speed game - Super Mario Odyssey. I started the year running 3D Marios, so I can't wait to come home and collect some Moons.

This year was also punctuated with the Nintendo Switch. I love this system. I've never bought a system on the year of its release and was expecting disappointments outside of Mario and Zelda. But I just kept buying excellent games one after the other. It's totally rare for me to be able to point to so many games that came out in the current year. And 2017 has just been an incredible year for games. I also replaced my broken PS3 and N64. The latter of which I celebrated by tackling Goldeneye 007, one of the first video games I remember playing as a child.

game highlights: Dark Souls 3, Goldeneye 007, Dead Rising 3, Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, Fire Emblem Echoes, Persona 5, Alan Wake, Golf Story, Batman Arkham Knight, and Mario Odyssey
game highlights: Pokemon Moon, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, Asura's Wrath, Fire Emblem Sacred Stones, Legend of Dragoon, Kirby Planet Robobot, Zelda Skyward Sword, Metroid Prime, Metroid Samus Returns, and Red Dead Redemption.

Goal by next backloggiversary is to dive more into the backlog. Snag some quick clears on Genesis and arcade games. And I want to retire my 3DS and Wii U from active duty, but there's still games on there that warrant my attention or were left close to
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I really admire your perseverance and pushing through games like that.
Thumbs up for you, dude
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Congrats on going back and beating the living daylights out of it.

Really glad you enjoyed it! I'm definitely going to have to pick it up myself after I whittle my backlog back down a bit.

Not including the original game is kind of a bummer. It's practically become a standard feature for these kinds of releases and as someone who never got the chance to play it on Game Boy, it's something I certainly would have made use of. That tease for a new game is great news, though! I never expected a new Prime game and now we might get that and a new 2D adventure.

With Nintendo's current trend of adding major hand-holding features to a lot of their games, even remakes, that was an easy assumption to make. Glad to hear the new abilities don't dumb down or break the flow of the game in any way. Looking forward to trying them out!
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Yeah, Star Fox 2 is the reason I bought it but Earthbound is certainly a plus!

You renewed your licence to kill too? GoldenEye can certainly be a challenge, so it was quite a game for you to cut your teeth on! I was in middle school when it came out and and had a lot of fun playing it with my cousins over the summer. Never got the chance back then to actually sit down and play through the entire single-player campaign though, so I never technically beat it at the time either.

I've actually been enjoying the bite-size mission objective structure. I usually focus on one game at a time and tear through it, but with GoldenEye, I can beat a mission a day, replay it to goof off in paintball mode and still have time to make significant backlog progress in other games. It's been a lot of fun to revisit so far, especially the multiplayer.

Even more importantly, how did you like Samus Returns?
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Okay, so you'd say the most important thing to look out for are the doors? Got it!
I've had one or the other hint show up for me once or twice, though it seems to be based on how long you just walk around the world for without making any progress
Or is there a way to manually ask for a hint?

Prime 3 was also the game I made it furthest into because it was more straight-forward with its objectives, but I wasn't a fan of the motion controls, so I put the Wii and its games away for good. The Trilogy I was interested in until I heard about all three games using motion controls...
It's not for me, sadly

Hmm, artifacts... I'm not even sure I recall what those might have looked like - I did collect a few keys in Prime 2 though (assuming these are the "artifacts"!
A guide would probably be really useful in this case, as I really don't like the idea of having to revisit too many places.

Thanks for the pointers!
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I see you've been really getting into Metroid Prime lately!
Tell me, how are they?
I have both one and two, and played both for a good amount of time, but I eventually hit a point where I don't know where to go next, or what to do. How did you make it through the game(s)?
Got any tips, hints, tricks a "newbie" should know to have a better time with them?
I always wanted to beat both of them, and would have if they weren't so difficult to play sometimes...

I distinctly remember the Boost Guardian in MP2 hindering me from continuing because I didn't have enough resources

If you're using any guides, feel free to link me to those too. I'm in need of any good info you have, really
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
DOOM: "I play not Metroid games too."

No, you just play Metroid games and games reminiscent of Metroid.
about 5 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Few things beat logging on to be greeted with a Gustavos patented pun.

The same thing happened to me, actually. I started playing Shining in the Darkness a few years ago and then put it down for some reason and never went back to it. Though, I didn't put nearly as much time into it as you did. I was only Lv. 9 when I stopped according to my backlog. I might as well just restart. It can be a little tough to regain your bearings after a long break from an RPG, let alone in a dungeon crawler, so I hope you'll be able to get back into the groove if you decide to finish it up.

Wild Arms has been good so far. I'm a little disappointed, though not at all surprised, that the Western theme is purely aesthetic and not even prominent throughout. Despite that and a fairly simple and sometimes cliche plot, it still manages to have its own unique feel (especially with the comically out of place sci-fi sound effects in battle). One thing I've really enjoyed is that I haven't really had the need to grind at all and the game moves along at a pretty steady clip once you know where to go.

It reminds me a lot of SNES era RPGs. While it's not comparable to the likes of Chrono Trigger or Earthbound, I think people who generally loved the feel and pacing from that era of games might find it worth a try.
about 6 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Congrats!

It's certainly a lot easier to lampoon than to find praises for. I can usually find the good in most games, even if it's just a few tunes, but this game couldn't even get that right. You'd think a high octane helicopter massacre with endless explosions called Super Thunder Blade would have a more rockin' soundtrack.

Ah well. At least it's over now and Sega's lousy whirlybird can never again haunt our backlogs.