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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.
559 (U)
  429 Unplayed  
76.7% of Unfinished
32.3% of Total
489 (B)
279 (C)
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 38 (U) 1 (B) 19 (C) 59 Total
Nintendo 64 12 (U) 8 (B) 18 (C) 41 Total
GameCube BEAT 19 (B) 15 (C) 35 Total
Wii 8 (U) 19 (B) 5 (C) 34 Total
WiiWare BEAT 3 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 2 (B) 3 (C) 5 Total
Wii U 7 (U) 16 (B) 2 (C) 25 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 3 (U) 8 (B) 8 (C) 20 Total
Wii U Downloads BEAT 4 (B) 5 (C) 9 Total
Game Boy/Color 4 (U) 5 (B) 3 (C) 14 Total
Game Boy Advance 4 (U) 13 (B) 5 (C) 22 Total
Nintendo DS 12 (U) 22 (B) 6 (C) 42 Total
Nintendo 3DS 6 (U) 17 (B) 8 (C) 34 Total
3DS Downloads 5 (U) 4 (B) 8 (C) 17 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 5 (U) 4 (B) 11 (C) 20 Total
Nintendo Switch 5 (U) 17 (B) 8 (C) 31 Total
Switch Downloads 36 (U) 48 (B) 43 (C) 127 Total
PC 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Steam 123 (U) 83 (B) 12 (C) 223 Total 12 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
PlayStation 14 (U) 4 (B) 10 (C) 32 Total
PlayStation 2 32 (U) 31 (B) 6 (C) 70 Total
PlayStation 3 28 (U) 37 (B) 24 (C) 90 Total
PlayStation 4 33 (U) 32 (B) 13 (C) 78 Total
PSOne Classics 32 (U) 21 (B) 13 (C) 66 Total
PS2 Classics 28 (U) 6 (B) 3 (C) 37 Total
PlayStation Network 11 (U) 6 (B) 3 (C) 20 Total
PlayStation Portable 11 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
PlayStation Vita 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Xbox 10 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Xbox 360 32 (U) 38 (B) 11 (C) 81 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 17 (U) 15 (B) 3 (C) 37 Total
All Games 1363 Total
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about 4 weeks ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
That sounds really crappy and is one issue digital-only players have. The part with the dead battery is even worse :/
If it's a known issue, I wouldn't be surprised if they patched out the check before taking the servers down.
Yeah man. Hope the PS3 clean up goes well for you! I have to get mine out of the basement sometime and do the same while I still can

I get that. I made the switch to digital back in 2018 and I love it a lot better than physical media. We can only hope that preservation becomes more important to companies...
about 1 month ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Dude I wish they'd put some of those onto the current store for PS4/5. Like the PS1 classics and some other PSN exclusive titles. I can't reasonably keep my PS3 hooked up anymore and it's such a bummer that those classics are pretty much gone now
about 1 month ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Heard the news about the Playstation Store shut downs and grabbed the games that I wanted for my PS3 and PSTV. It's always a shame to hear that a source of great classic games is going away. I hope that the same thing isn't happening to the 3DS and Wii U virtual consoles this year. My backlog can't take all these additions.
about 4 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I'm in the same boat: despite being a total Mega Man nerd, I'm not a fan of the Zero games. I think this is only my third time through them, and I can't fathom how I played them before without Save-Assist, especially Zero 1.

Part of the joy of Mega Man is fighting tooth and nail for that first victory, feeling more and more powerful and confident with each subsequent victory, feeling proud of yourself for using every tool at your disposal to beat the game...and then being good enough to replay the game with self-imposed challenges such as a harder boss order, no armor upgrades, or using the buster only.

Mega Man Zero makes you feel like a loser if you aren't already an expert from the start. Getting a GAME OVER or MISSION FAILED if you die even once, being haunted by a ranking system that never lets you forget that one time you botched a mission, knowing that Cyber-elf use basically amounts to murder from a story standpoint...and the overall story of the Zero games is really depressing by Mega Man standards, too.

I do respect the series for constantly trying to improve itself in each new installment, though. Zero 2 and 3 in particular look at everything the previous game did wrong and earnestly attempt to fix it.

I suspect the developers for Zero 1 misjudged how many times players would be willing to try and fail a mission before resorting to grinding. Weapon leveling actually goes much faster if you understand exactly how it works (something that isn't documented anywhere in the game or manual), but the dearth of Energy Crystals is inexcusable. Even if the idea was to play up the "energy crisis" they discuss in the story, I can think of better ways to make the player work for their upgrades and choose carefully what to invest in.
about 5 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I get what you mean. I'll give one of the Mega Man games another shot!
Oh and I'm not shooting for the platinum for DOOM, just 100% in-game completion. I don't do multiplayer and don't care for the hardest difficulty in it. I set different completion rules for each game, as I'm sure you do too (some goals are unreasonable or just not possible sometimes). You know what I mean

That's what I used to be able to do back then. Really need to get back into that sort of groove. Things changed and I got so used to playing on PS4 that I started neglecting every other platform... Good point, man. Thanks for the reminder. I think I'll make the effort next year and dust off some long forgotten s in my collection

I noticed your letter-based challenge. That's what led me to comment about it
You're right. Maybe I should just set bounties through the Fortune Cookie instead of looking through what platforms to go through. I'll come up with a system for myself and turn it into a thing next to my usual everyday gaming. Something to think about...
You probably noticed then that I usually play all the super huge games at once lol

Stay tuned for the first 2021 Fortune Cookies
about 5 months ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Hey buddy
RE2make is high up on the list! The one DLC is pretty tough to finish though; giving me some issues
I knooow! Mega Man has been on my mind for a bit, but I don't feel like going for any NES-hard games at the moment

The current focus are Ratchet & Clank, Castlevania: CotM, and possibly RE2. I'm actually close to done with DOOM, so that one I should finish up too. Hey that's 4 right there

When you set these goals for yourself, is it sometimes forced? Obviously it's fun to do or else you wouldn't go for it, but I have to wonder because the goals I set usually end up becoming a little too dry as I focus on them (leading me to quitting).

Thank you
about 6 months ago (edited)

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
And now for the fun part, Next year's backlog goals:

1. or 32 Playstation games (games owned digitally on a playstation system do count)
2. or 3 games with Tomb Raider in the title
3. or 5 Ubisoft games
4. 15 games beaten in 2018 or earlier
5. or all games in the following categories: WiiWare, Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Downloads, Game Boy Advance, and Playstation Vita
7. 500 or less games.
8. one game each whose title starts with the letters, B, A, C, K, L, O, and G
9. or nine of these ten fortune cookie bounties: Medal of Honor (1999), Bad Dudes, Perfect Dark Zero, Rocket Power Team Rocket Rescue, L.A. Noire, Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll, suikoden III, Ascend: World of Kul, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, SonSon

Knowing that I may be playing even more games in 2021, I decided to make this year's goals harder in terms of volume. The amount of fortune cookie games has doubled, but I left myself essentially one “veto” since I knew some arcade games would come up and many are just too hard for me to beat realistically. I still intend to do all ten regardless. 500 or less games may not seem as hard now as it was last year but I'm expecting I'll be buying a lot of games next year as PS4 stuff hits the bargain bin in the wake of a new generation of systems. Also I imagine the 3DS and Wii U eshops may be closing down this year, in which case I may buy up dozens of games on those formats.

Whatever the year holds, I'm hoping the world will be a better place by the end of it, so that I may fight in peace
about 6 months ago (edited)

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Time for the Ring Day Roundup post, it's a long one. This has been one productive year for the backlog. I or 149 games, not double counting games that were beaten and completed in the same year. I think that's almost double the tally of last year. Part of this is due to weening off of school related stuff (even before the pandemic). The entire year I was playing games, with only some slowdown in recent months as I began making videos. I also bought more games than I do most years. Next year I expect to have equally good pace for playing games, as I have decided not to return to school until in-person classes return (probably not any time within 2021).

Let's check how I did with this year's goals:

1: [Get rid of the Herald badge with 500 or less games] This was deliberately the hardest challenge. I think my amount of games at the time was at least 570 And sad to say I didn't even really come close because I kept buying games.
2. [ or 10 or more GBA/GBC games] I failed to specify whether game boy games owned digitally count. But even looking at physically owned games I quickly cleared this challenge.
3. [100 or less Steam games] Close but not quite. I certainly anticipated to replace my desktop this year and dive into more computer games. But then the pandemic happened and I was worried that prices would go up now that everybody needs a work PC.
4. [ 3 games with Metroid in the title]. I chose Metroid 2, Super, and Fusion. Easy enough.
5. [Revisit 15 games beaten in 2017 or earlier and them] Just barely, I completed my 15th last month. This is a good idea for a goal since it will encourage me to return for games I didn't complete the first time around.
6. [ or games beginning with the letter "D" until less than 50% are ] Honestly forgot about this challenge, but was one game away from completing it anyway this month.
7. [ or 5 Fortune Cookie bounties: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, 007 Everything or Nothing, Red Faction, Hey! Pikmin, The Secret of Monkey Island] You know I wasn't looking forward to any of these, but they were all pretty good, except hey pikmin.
8. [ or all Gamecube games] This was a goal I added halfway through the year when I noticed how attainable it was.
about 6 months ago

Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hey, happy ring day!
about 8 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Right now, Warrior Within (PoP). This game... I've been wrestling with it for the past 2 years, playing it on and off again. It is... so... bad!
After that, I will probably move on to Sly 1, together with the last Prince of Persia in its trilogy.

I haven't forgotten about your Ico challenge you gave me some years ago
Hey I'll finally get to it soon! :D

You can take a look at my PS3 list if you like. Everything in there is going to become a in the next few weeks, at least I hope so.
about 10 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Good choice! That's a pretty solid title for 1k. I'm definitely going to make mine special. I mean, who knows if there'll ever exist a time where the count will go up to 10k? Gotta make it count!
about 11 months ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Thanks, man. I will surely need it!
I've done it once before on PS3, but that was years ago and just doing it with Claire or Chris is giving me enough trouble right now...
I recall it being somewhat straight forward, but just annoying enough to get the right drop and beat the time

Congrats on the for Paper Mario 2, also. It is so good! One of my favorites
...and as always, you're generally doing very well in cleaning up all these games. I'm very envious of your dedication and skill