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(U)
XBO
DOOM 64
Map 22: Burnt Offerings Achievements: 500 / 1000 (50%)

Updated about 19 hours ago

☆★★★★
(U)
Switch
Luigi's Mansion 3
Floor 10

Updated about 19 hours ago

☆★★★★
(U)
PC
DOOM: Collector's Edition: Final DOOM
TNT Evilution Map 19: Shipping/Respawning

Updated about 5 days ago

☆☆★★★ Evilution: 20/32 complete | The game's starting to drag a bit now. It could be because I'm really digging DOOM 64, or it could also be because of the Casali brothers' level design. (I'm not looking forward to Plutonia...) | Plutonia: 0/32 complete
(U)
3DS
Mario and Lugi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions: Bowser's Minions
Recruited Morton.

Updated about 7 days ago

☆☆★★★ So I thought I could just play Bowser's Minions out of the box but you actually need to play Superstar Saga for a few hours in order to begin the side-story. That and certain missions don't unlock until you've completed certain areas in the main game. Plus, if you're like me, you probably don't remember the plot of Superstar Saga all that well.
(U)
Switch
Super Mario Maker 2
~75% complete in story mode.

Updated about 1 week ago

☆★★★★
(U)
3DS
Mario and Lugi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions: Mario and Lugi: Superstar Saga
Headed to the next bean star piece.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆★★★★ I didn't intend to play through this again but you kind of need to in order to experience and understand everything in the new side-story.

KainXavier'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.
923 (U)
  542 Unplayed  
58.7% of Unfinished
33.7% of Total
57.3%
109 (B)
6.8%
578 (C)
35.9%
Wishlist  9 ?         Top-Rated  109 ?????         Master Runs  44 (M)
Switch Downloads 2 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation Vita 11 (U) 2 (B) 7 (C) 22 Total
Wii U Downloads 6 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 8 Total
Game Boy 1 (U) 0 (B) 4 (C) 9 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 3 (U) 1 (B) 4 (C) 12 Total
Steam 115 (U) 1 (B) 7 (C) 184 Total
3DS Downloads 7 (U) 3 (B) 6 (C) 19 Total
Xbox One 22 (U) 2 (B) 13 (C) 45 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 1 (U) 2 (B) 11 (C) 14 Total
DSiWare 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Nintendo 3DS 12 (U) 0 (B) 13 (C) 26 Total
Wii U 12 (U) 3 (B) 53 (C) 92 Total
Mobile C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
PSOne Classics 14 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
PlayStation minis 6 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Nintendo Switch 12 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
XbxGoD C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Android 5 (U) 2 (B) 5 (C) 15 Total
PlayStation 4 19 (U) 3 (B) 78 (C) 102 Total
Game Gear 6 (U) 0 (B) 5 (C) 11 Total
GOG.com 28 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 33 Total
Games For Windows 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Origin 8 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 19 Total
Wii 25 (U) 3 (B) 14 (C) 50 Total
WiiWare 8 (U) 1 (B) 13 (C) 29 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 16 (U) 1 (B) 5 (C) 31 Total
PlayStation 3 25 (U) 4 (B) 4 (C) 43 Total
PlayStation Network 59 (U) 5 (B) 15 (C) 91 Total
Xbox 360 33 (U) 17 (B) 44 (C) 105 Total
XNA Indie Games 12 (U) 2 (B) 6 (C) 23 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 72 (U) 21 (B) 11 (C) 128 Total
Nintendo DS 7 (U) 3 (B) 18 (C) 32 Total
PlayStation Portable 17 (U) 4 (B) 4 (C) 28 Total
iPhone 56 (U) 5 (B) 11 (C) 96 Total
PC 127 (U) 0 (B) 65 (C) 283 Total
PC Downloads 13 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 19 Total
GameCube 23 (U) 1 (B) 13 (C) 62 Total
Dreamcast 5 (U) 2 (B) 4 (C) 16 Total
Xbox 28 (U) 2 (B) 30 (C) 98 Total
Game Boy Advance 8 (U) 3 (B) 17 (C) 32 Total
e-Reader 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 24 Total
PlayStation 2 16 (U) 6 (B) 8 (C) 37 Total
Nintendo 64 4 (U) 4 (B) 15 (C) 29 Total
Virtual Boy 3 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 6 Total
PlayStation 9 (U) 2 (B) 19 (C) 42 Total
Jaguar 6 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
3DO 10 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
Saturn 5 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
32X 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Sega CD 3 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
SNES 1 (U) 1 (B) 14 (C) 26 Total
Master System 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 1 (U) 0 (B) 14 (C) 20 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 1 (B) 4 (C) 9 Total
NES 4 (U) 0 (B) 14 (C) 29 Total
Arcade 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Atari 2600 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Plug-and-Play 31 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 50 Total
All Games 2140 Total
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about 3 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm not stuck on E4M1 or anything I just said I wasnt gonna get the platinum because of the "Not So Bad" Trophy. I couldnt get past E1M2 on Nightmare Mode I can't even imagine doing it on every level let alone with 2 people or in my case an inactive controller. It just becomes not fun when all it is is just a race to the end with dozens of infinitely respawning enemies that kill you in only 3 or 4 hits. I also heard horror stories about the boss(es) in E1M8 and how if you lose just once its nearly impossible to make it back to him since the barrels that would have killed the horde of Imps at the beginning are no longer there on top of the invisible Imps repeatedly coming back when you do reach the boss.
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Playing SIGIL makes me realize just how limited DOOM is in comparison to its sequel. DOOM has 10 monsters whereas DOOM II has 20. The double barrel shotgun is also sorely missed. Fights with Cacodemons and Barons of Hell take too long and use too much ammo. SIGIL compounds these issues by making bullets and rockets scarce with the plasma rifle non-existent for 2/3 of the episode. The latter half of E5M3 up to the first half of E5M6 is an absolute slog. The evil eye gimmick is neat, and so is the level design, but truthfully, SIGIL isn't very fun.

All that said, I am still happy SIGIL exists. It's always awesome to see new content released for old games. SIGIL feels right at home as the 5th episode of DOOM. It's also really cool to see something new from someone so influential. For better or worse, SIGIL is very much a John Romero game. (And speaking of Romero games, can we please get an Anachronox remake and/or sequel already?)

P.S.: Is it weird that I've never heard of Buckethead before? (Keep in mind that I had no idea who Kurt Cobain was when he died.)
about 2 years ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
yeah, absolutely; i also got destroyed in this section hardcore back in the day. earlier in the year an online friend was having similar problems on their first stab at the narshe battle and it dredged up a lot of old memories of suffering through that fight, only for me to realize that my latent knowledge of jrpg mechanics was probably enough to completely dismantle kefka and his goons.

so i did. [Link] eat shit you imperial clown!!
about 2 years ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
thoughts are about the same as hearing a high school basketball star say "i'm gonna be the next michael jordan!" doing well for yourself and becoming a legend are two different things. bk2 is a straight-up masterpiece of its genre and even ancient had a hard time following up on it; i would not call bk3 a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, but it's also not a case of being a strictly superior title.

personally i would try to avoid the route of specifically retreading the series' past, and specifically the core cast, because it's only going to set this new game up for a very difficult 1:1 comparison. i'd rather see the new kids trained by the old crew. with the original characters as an unlockable reward so that people don't lose their goddamn minds over no axel and blaZE WHATTST?SS

i accept that i'm an outlier on this, but i always think it's kind of boring when you have these martial arts games where the heroes are just plucky newcomers for all time and never age or become masters that teach new students. garou and sf3 both took steps to age the cast a bit and have the once young hopefuls become established and take a new class under their wing, but that was a controversial move for reasons i don't care to understand

anyway i'm sure sor4 will play well in the current atmosphere of remakes and retro revivals. however, making this sequel is one hell of a task to take on, and what little information there is to go on re: these studios' beatemup chops is streets of fury. not really sure about that. we'll see.
about 2 years ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
yeah, i've finished it before - a friend of mine is getting back into the series and while i don't care for it in general, i'm all for revisiting jupiter's early work after spending hundreds of hours with world ends with you.

i'll say this: it's a great game for stealth goof-off time at work because 1) anytime soft-save 2) all the music is tepid GBA renditions of disney themes so you miss nothing muting it
about 2 years ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
the three major ape escape games are all quite different for entries within a series, so what you want out of the game is very pertinent to which one is the best jumping off point. AE1 is a solid traditional 3D platformer with lots of technical and execution challenges standing between you and the monkeys. AE2 moves more to finding its own groove by focusing on extended phase of chasing and catching the monkeys and less on platforming through complex terrain to get them. AE3 adds in costumes that change your moveset and give you all sorts of special perks and abilities, which makes the game much easier but also gives it a kirby-like feel of having tons of goofy fun powers in an easygoing game.

they're all still pretty cheap, too! for some reason! i mean, i could be a pusher for way more depressing stuff here lol
I'll play it all eventually...