KasumiOrta's
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(U)
XBLA
Guardian Heroes
Achievements: 0 / 12 (0%)

Updated about 13 hours ago

Heck yeah, I've been wanting to try this for years
(B)
360
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Chapter 1 Achievements: 21 / 50 (42%)

Updated about 14 hours ago

☆☆★★★ Beaten 5/3/2019 A repetitive game that stands out with scale and spectacle.
(U)
Droid
Fire Emblem Heroes
Book III Achievements: 38 / 39 (97%)

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆★★★★

KasumiOrta'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.
126 (U)
  18 Unplayed  
14.3% of Unfinished
3.3% of Total
23.1%
403 (B)
73.8%
17 (C)
3.1%
Wishlist  1 ?         Top-Rated  35 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
Xbox LIVE Arcade 8 (U) 24 (B) 1 (C) 35 Total
PS2 Classics 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Android 2 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 5 (U) 9 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Nintendo 3DS 9 (U) 18 (B) 1 (C) 29 Total
3DS Downloads 8 (U) 20 (B) 1 (C) 36 Total
PSOne Classics BEAT 9 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
PlayStation 3 5 (U) 40 (B) 0 (C) 46 Total
Arcade BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Wii 12 (U) 22 (B) 0 (C) 34 Total
Nintendo DS 7 (U) 20 (B) 1 (C) 30 Total
GameCube 5 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
Game Boy Advance 2 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
Nintendo 64 3 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
SNES 1 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
NES BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Xbox 360 16 (U) 126 (B) 0 (C) 150 Total
Xbox 6 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
Browser BEAT 4 (B) 9 (C) 13 Total
GOG.com 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
Dreamcast 1 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
PC Downloads 2 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation Portable 5 (U) 17 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
PlayStation 2 18 (U) 43 (B) 2 (C) 63 Total
PlayStation 7 (U) 20 (B) 0 (C) 28 Total
All Games 587 Total
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about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I was trying to make a shout comment about it last night but just when I clicked, I lost all of it to a maintenance notice. But yeah, I definitely saw the announcement of a new Sakura Wars game.

I did have a nervous reaction to the trailer, I'll admit. I'll blame that on a mindset of me wanting to see one last game, even feeling okay that if it was made and was meant to close the series, I would actually be fine with that. But maybe that was me reaching too far & just worried about what might happened in a different direction. The details out there for it: it's a soft reboot & character designer swapped Kosuke Fujishima out for Tite Kubo (yeah, the guy that does Bleach). Oh, and the character bios & story setting are out there.

I never was invested in Bleach to have any idea if I'll be fond of Kubo's style but the characters don't look too bad (though I'm really going to have to let go that it's not Fujishima). I guess I'm just going to have to wait for more out there. Though even when they play the theme song, I haven't felt like I was at gunpoint being threaten to get a PS4 (yeah, the hyperbole I'm running with). Maybe that's me thinking the cherry blossoms will bloom on PC...even if it's much later.

Though I have been able to chill out since my initial reaction. I still feel excitement about it, just excitement with a dash of nervousness.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Ah, it was just one of those gaming mindset of "Must play more of it!"

I know I've done that before. Haven't caught much of that lately. (I blame my mind getting distracted so much)
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Was Star Wars: Republic Commando that short? Considering your last update to the game was hinting that you were that quick to the near end, I actually started to find myself deciding to just have it downloaded on my XB1 (since I acquired it as a freebie) & just play through it there rather than be stubborn for a sale on a PC version. Maybe I find it weird, even for a game I'm not expecting to be long in the first place.

Though I am thinking I could use a short game anyway.
about 3 months 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
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hell yeah! Super stoked to start it this weekend!
about 3 months 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
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
You know: lady's foot is busted; house was rotting from the inside out; furnace was actively trying to kill us both; the usual. How about you?

It's good, I'd say. It can be difficult getting established in the beginning, but once you get a few levels under your belt and make your way to the tower, it goes much more quickly. As with any FDS game, load times are a real bitch and a half, and you have to flip the disk at inopportune times, but it's a pretty short game (finished in fewer than 5 hours), so it doesn't wear too heavily. Think Sword of Hope, but SUPER simplified; the only thing you gain from levels is more max HP, so your attack and defense are completely contingen upon whether or not you've gotten the shield and/or armor and which of the 3 weapons is your most powerful.

Apparently; I've had 4 or 5 different ones in not as many months. I may soon have to deploy a spE-aM-P.
about 5 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: December 31, 2009
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Sorry for the late response, lol I tend to not look at the Backloggery as much as I should

As for Bloodstained, it was pretty fantastic actually, like the prefect evolution of Castlevania III. Honestly, the main Bloodstained game could like suck and I wouldn't care because I feel I got my money's worth with just this game alone. I'm working on getting all the endings, but I enjoy that there are different ways to play through it, pretty cool.
about 6 months 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
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Tell me about it; even now that eye patches on anime characters are en vogue, they're always something dumb, like a heart on weird earloop strings over an eye that isn't even damaged; it's just a mind-boggling fashion choice. They're just porcelain dolls; real women have scars! Lots of them! I- hm... actually, you know, when I focus on the why and how of it all, I'm not entirely sure that I really do exist...

I usually do, too; I have no idea why I played Sion first and Riza last, but I think I somehow got the impression that that was the proper order? Obviously, this isn't the case, since they all take place at the same time. Maybe it was the walkthrough that I was using? Not that that's really to be trusted, either; the boss strategies often complained about unfair bosses that I thrashed without taking much damage at all.

This is my first Yakuza title, and I'm really enjoying it. Kiryu seems like a great guy - maybe even husband material - and I love the self-aware, tongue-in-cheek humor that the game has in JUST the right amount. It's like "Yeah, this is ridiculous; just roll with it" without winking at the camera and shouting "HEY, PLAYER! WASN'T IT SOOOO FUNNY HOW KIRYU GOT ALL SAD THAT HIS TOY CAR FELL OFF THE TRACK LOLZ!!!" Fucking Skyward Sword, man. It's the subtleties, too, like how the little happy guy that shows where you are on the dance map is really angry when Kiryu's dancing. I haven't done enough with Makajima yet to know what kind of person he is or how I feel about his character, but it doesn't matter as much, as long as the combat stays as awesome as it is. I'd always thought that this was a Grand Theft Auto knockoff, and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it's much closer to something like God of War. I say that, rather than Devil May Cry, because you can't jump in Yakuza. Yeah, Kratos can jump, but it's a real person jump; not a video game jump.
about 6 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: December 31, 2009
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Bloodstained? It was pretty awesome actually, a great evolution on the classic Castlevania III, and if I'm being honest, even if Ritual of the Night fails to impress I feel I got my money's worth from the Kickstarter. It's funny, at first I wasn't really into it, but the more I played it the more it clicked and it really started to stick with me.
about 6 months 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
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I got to dip my toes into the first Goemon JRPG on the NES the other night, and it seems very polished compared to the ones I've been playing as of late, so I think it's going to be pretty high quality. Once I finish Yakuza 0 and Magic of Scheherazade, they'll probably be next, I think.

Riza was probably my favorite... until the ending; I felt like slapping her. While Surlent had my least favorite overworld music of the bunch, his is my absolute favorite boss music, and maybe one of my favorite boss tunes ever. I feel like if anyone ever stormed my farmhouse castle, that's probably the music that'd play while they fought me. Of course, I heal so damn fast, I'd be one of the most infuriating bosses they'd ever faced. Damn kids with their big swords and indomitable spirits... As for Sion, his scenario was good, too, but I was mostly just impressed by his character design; you'd never get away with having a character that not-pretty in today's JRPGs.
about 6 months 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
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yup, Data East apparently has a long-standing RPG series.

Musashi no Bouken is a JRPG by a company you've probably never heard of (I didn't, either), but it's a goofy retelling of the legend of Musashi and Kojiro, and probably best known for the intro: [Link] It's not going to be the best JRPG you've ever played, but it's fun. RHDN has a lot of great translations for the NES, but I don't know how many of the JRPGs I'd recommend, because a lot of them are on the tedious side, and even I didn't want to put up with them. Doraemon: Giga Zombie no Gyakushuu, Final Fantasy 3, Mother, and Sweet Home are the only ones that I enjoyed a lot, but I haven't played the Ganbare Goemon ones yet, so maybe they're good. The Doraemon one I mostly liked because I like Doraemon, too, so your mileage may vary.

I feel like they probably really hit their stride with 3 and 4 on the SNES, and then stumbled down a flight of stairs suspended inexplicably over Springfield Gorge, but maybe it's just the flashy SNES graphics that make me think that; I haven't played them beyond testing them out to see of the translation patches work.

While I can't tell you that, I can certainly tell you what I love about Rudra no Hihou! Part of it is that I'm a mythology buff, and it's so damn rare to see something based on the old Vedic tradition; some flirt with it, like Asura's Wrath, and Skyblazer, and you have a lot of Capcom games with Agni and Rudra being one thing or another... and Rudra no Hihou kinda Valkyrie Profiles it. There's a lot of stuff that they get wrong, but they did at least spend 5 minutes looking at it, so there's something. I did really like the music, visuals, and the story, but it was mostly the off-the-wall magic system that lets you make your own spells. It's challenging at spots, too, though I didn't have a ton of trouble, given that I was smarter than the walkthrough I'd been using up to that point. I mean, what do you do when an enemy has powerful earthquake spells? Seemed obvious to me.
The quest to overthrow Bak'laag continues...