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Pokémon Go
[UNENDING] Got Venusaur and Charizard! Still need to work on that Gyarados... ~ Lv27; Team Valor; 265 caught Achievements: 60 / 114 (53%)

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☆★★★★ This game is pretty fun. I'll admit it does get me to go walking more than I would normally tend to do, though a lot of that is due to a lack of resources (unless I spend actual money, which I won't). I really want a Gyarados, but I do have an awesome Weavile.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
[LBD] Middle Trials completed! Back to Korok hunting for a while ~ 351/900 Koroks; 2/3 Sword Trials complete

Updated about 4 days ago

★★★★★ The game as a whole is extremely well-done. I love the lore surrounding the world as well as the variety of places to explore. There's so much to do in this game that I'm not sure when I'll ever complete it, and I can't help but enjoy the experience.
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iPhone
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
[C] This year is lasting a REALLY long time; maybe they don't know how to end it? ~ Year 5 (Chapter 20); Lv39 Slytherin (26/26/26)

Updated about 4 days ago

☆★★★★ This is actually rather fun. The plot is intriguing and there's a lot to do. It's definitely easy, though it's probably made that way for the kids who will inevitably pick this up. As long as I end up getting upgrades to my stamina regularly enough to not need to buy anything with real cash, I'm going to keep playing this.
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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
[B] Ugh, I remember this Secret Mission being a pain ~ Baction; Yuri Lv40

Updated about 1 week ago

★★★★★ This is my favorite Tales game so far. The characters are brilliantly engaging, the story is interesting, the battle system is awesome, and all of the customization available (weapon skills, item synthesis, and clothing add-ons) are really great. The added scenes and voice-acting helps to flesh it out more, though the new voices are a bit jarring at times. I'm really looking forward to seeing Patty's storyline.

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about 22 hours ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I would handle trilogies by not considering the collection as a whole, but by rating each of the games individually. Thus, if I played Metroid Prime Trilogy, I would consider including the three Metroid Prime games separately, but not the whole trilogy as a single game. Then, I would follow the same rules as ports for each of the individual games, so either list the only version I have played, or my favorite out of all of them.
about 19 hours ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I don't think this will be that helpful, but eh why the hell not.

For full on remakes I'd say count them as different games.

For ports with slight differences/graphic updates you could just talk about your favourite version of the game and mention the others.

As for pokemon I'd just pick the best version of the game, emerald over ruby and sapphire, platinum over diamond and pearl, and I personally count the ultra games as retellings. Then again I guess that makes thing more complicated for you.

Once again, sorry about not being the most helpful but I'd thought I'd try to help at least.
about 2 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Mmmmm, it's definitely very subjective and even for me if I'm doing a Top 10 game on X system, it will come down to how I felt about the remake/port. Usually for just a straight port with minimal additions, I will not feel like in earned a listing on the new system (unless I can't or haven't played the original), but in cases where the remake adds so much or just makes the game that much better, I feel it may warrant being recognized on that new system. Alpha Sapphire definitely hits that mark for me. I didn't especially think Sapphire was super special, but the remake really changed my mind about Gen 3. In contrast, I would not list any of the KH remasters on PS3/PS4, I would list the original versions on their respective systems if I wanted to put them on Top 10 lists because, while I appreciate what the remasters add, they aren't different enough imo to warrant being listed (potentially) twice. But it's definitely a subjective approach where it comes down to whether you feel they warrant being listed depending on how much they impacted your new playthrough on the new system.

I think the tricky part is for dual releases or straight recent ports, especially if you own both. I'm thinking of rebuying Hatoful Boyfriend on Vita and I love the game, so if I was doing a listing, would it be Vita or steam? This might be a little cheap, but I would honestly put it on the list that had less tough choices, so that I didn't needlessly cut out other awesome games that I felt deserve recognition. And honestly, the same can be applied to ports and remakes too. Hahaha. It's all subjective tbh and whether there are other games on the system that you also want to mention.

Just a few more ramblings from me since I realize I didn't fully answer your question.
about 2 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Glad that I could be of help!
Twilight Princess Wii is almost the same game as the GC game ignoring the different controls, so I would consider it a port. This means I would only include the GC version (which I assume is your favorite of the two) and the Wii U remake in any Top 10 list.
about 2 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Tough question. I think I would personally lean towards rewarding new experiences. I would probably list it on the first platform I played it on, and then have an honorary mentions category in which I would mention the remake on secondary platforms.

This is assuming the point to a console specific list is to highlight standouts on that platform. Taken as a whole, the platform differences between different versions of the same game isn't really that important.

It is tough though because it's different from system to system. I've played a ton of great stuff on PS4, so The Last of Us Remastered doesn't really need special attention there. I've got fewer favorite games on 3DS though, so would be tempted to list the Zelda remakes.

As for Pokemon, I would either just pick one per generation, or even just lump all entries of each generation together. I sort of feel like the content differences are enough to pick a favorite, but not enough to be worth listing as a separate game. Same goes for Fates; I would just list it as Fire Emblem Fates. You could highlight your favorite path, but I don't really think it is necessary.
about 3 days ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: September 19, 2018
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Maybe create an additional section for only Remakes & Remasters with unique rewards? So things like.. Best Overall Remake, Best Pokemon Remaster, Most improved visuals or even your favourite Remake /Rremastered per system separatly, that way your existing list can stay the same with Original releases but you can get creative with a new section.

For games with multiple releases per system you could try grouping generations together in a single placement, say you like Pokemon Platinum over Diamond and Pearl you could have all the games listed from 1-3 and the overall ranking in the top 10 is based on what’s your No 1 choice in that list?

I’m also revamping my Top Rated section at the moment and going through the same process wondering if I should choose Definitive editions over Originals, include bundles, Remasters or Rereleases that get bonus console features like Switch Handheld mode. Stuff like Phoenix Wright Trilogy, the 3 Hyrule warriors games & Pokemon in general have been the worst... Im guarantied Pokemon Silver and Soul Silver will sneak on there just based on how much I love those games

about 3 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
If you're listing for Top 10s or favourites, I would personally group all remakes/ports/etc. as the same game because, essentially, it is the same game. The only exceptions would be where the remake is an entirely different take and overhaul of the original (Lufia 2 and Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, and all the different versions of Ys IV are two very clear examples of this). Otherwise even for big overhauls in terms of visuals like Pokemon Sapphire and Alpha Sapphire, I would still consider them the same game for purposes of listing which Pokemon games are my favourites. The one thing I do, however, to make it clear is I tend to list all versions to note that I consider them together as one entry.

Edit: I agree with Celebandune if you're doing Top 10 for a specific system. If you think the remake warrants being included in the list for that particular system, include it.


/2 cents~
about 3 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
If it's exactly the same game and just a port between consoles, I'd say don't repeat the game: only list the first version you've played, or what you think is the superior version. For example, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which has been released on Wii U, 3DS, and Switch, every version is almost exactly the same, I think only the Switch version will be getting some extra content; thus, I'd only list either the Wii U version (in my case, the only one I have played) or the Switch version (which has more content).
If there is any different content between the versions (even just minor updates) and the game's title is changed, it depends on wheter the game in question is a remake or just an "enhanced version". I would list a remake multiple times on two different lists if I liked both versions enough; no point in ignoring one of the two versions. Thus, I would list Twilight Princess and TP HD separately. Same goes for Superstar Saga: there might not be a lot of new content (ignoring Bowser's Minions, which I agree should be kept separate), but the 3DS version is definitely supposed to be a remake and not a direct port due to all the minor changes it made, it's just a bit lazy.
However, if the enhanced game is on the same console as the original and only has minor updates, then only keep track of the better version. For example, Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum: all of them are on the DS and are mostly the same game, but Platinum made a few improvements. I would count them as three different version of the same game, and only list what I believe is the best one (in this case, Platinum). Since you lump GB and GBC games togheter, I would also only list Link's Awakening DX.
Hope this helped, somehow.
about 3 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
About your Top 10:

List the games you like, and if you feel the Remake is worth mentioning in the list of a given console, other than the console it came out for originally, then put it in your list.

For example. You put OoT in your N64 Top 10.
Do you think putting it in your 3DS Top 10 deserves removing another game its spot? Yes? Then insert it. No? Then don't!

Top 10 are about giving honor to games that deserve the honor. A remake is about the same thing, but doesn't always manage in its intent. So, I would say that is what you should consider, more than "the remake added x and y".

My 2 cents ^_^
about 3 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: Sept 5, 2017
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I'm currently mulling over revamping my "Top 10 Per Game System" list to include remakes. Ultimately, I'm trying to not judge a game based on a remake that I played when I haven't played the original version (Dragon Quest IV, for instance, which would change from the NES list to the DS list). However, there are a lot of ways once could classify a "remake", and as a result, I'm having difficulty with determining how to do so, particularly for those games where I've played multiple versions (looking at you, Final Fantasy IV). I'd like your thoughts, as Backloggers with opinions, concerning these games. I know that ultimately it's my choice, but getting the thoughts of others might help sway me in one direction or another.

Some are fairly obvious (Metroid: Zero Mission, Pokémon LeafGreen, Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, etc.) - completely remade graphics and music with additional gameplay tweaks and plot.

Others (Final Fantasy X HD, Twilight Princess HD, Link's Awakening DX, etc.) have remakes (ports?) that add a few new things, like a bonus dungeon or two and options for gameplay differences, but largely look and feel the same as the original. Should the originals AND the remakes be counted, or just the originals, or just the remakes?

Then there are the games like Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, where the 3DS version is almost exactly the same as the original GBA release aside from the graphical overhaul (I'm considering Bowser's Minions as its own game, so that wouldn't enter in here).

Finally, there are the Pokémon games, like Ultra Moon vs. Moon, Emerald vs. Sapphire, etc. Different available Pokémon, new plot sections, but ultimately the same game overall. How many do I list? I'm not going to list Diamond AND Pearl as separate entries, but how about Platinum? This could also be argued for Fire Emblem Fates' three versions.

Any and all thoughts are welcome!
about 4 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 15, 2017
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I never went through that phase with The Wind Waker, but I also was only 10 years old when that came out. Honestly if they can make Link's face not look so much like Ness I'd already be happy. The environments look fine to me, after all.
about 5 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 15, 2017
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
That weird toy art style sadly has nothing on the masterpiece that is The Wind Waker. Maybe they wanted to go for a cute "It's all a weird dream" feel, but it just looks off. Way worse than A Link Between Worlds, which I eventually warmed up to.

I'd say Berseria's only weakness was the usual uninspired environments, so I'd certainly hope that they don't royally screw things up out of nowhere. They certainly went there with Zestiria in several ways, though I still like that game quite a bit.
about 5 days ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: June 15, 2017
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I honestly haven't given it too much thought yet. I'm still SO relieved about that July release date, since April/May would have been disastrous for finishing my marathon in time. Most likely gonna go with the Black Eagles for Edelgard mainly.

I'm not entirely sure what to expect of the game in general. The presentation was definitely on the lame side and tried too hard to sell the whole academy thing. Still, it's Fire Emblem and I'd be very surprised if I didn't enjoy the game once it's here!

I'm actually not too excited about the Link's Awakening remake because the art style doesn't go well with me at all. If I had my way, I'd have preferred high quality sprites (like The Minish Cap, but even better). Not that I think the Gameboy Zelda titles need remakes to begin with, as they all play and look perfectly fine to me. I'll most likely still get it though because Zelda.

It must be nice to have someone at work that also plays video games, not to mention something that isn't just western mainstream titles. Speaking of Tales of though, I'm surprised it's been quite a while since Berseria with no upcoming mothership title in sight. Hopefully that means we're in for a treat with the next one!

Have fun with the remaining Koroks in Breath of the Wild! I'm NEVER doing that again, haha.
about 6 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Thanks!

9 years. Woo!
about 6 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
>Baticon
OHHHH The Captain Schwann fight! BLAAAAST HEART is so cool but yes, very hard secret mission.
about 1 week ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Plus,and I wasn't sure if this was because of the capture from Game Grumps, but the game seemed to have a weird perspective as well. Not totally top down, so it looked little you were always a little off on where you were on the board.

The girl's version of Beauty and the Beast has the following levels:
1. Walk to library, keep walking and find a boulder. Then find Gaston and he moves the boulder. Level 1 done.
2. The Lost Woods? You use roses as directional guides
3. Bonus stage! Dodge cutlery
4. The castle, where you walk around to find the magic mirror
5. Bonus stage! Dance with the Beast and catch falling rose petals
6. Horse stage! Ride the horse
7. Final bonus stage! Dance with the human prince and catch falling rose petals

The castle is the hardest part because you have to conserve keys and remember where the dead ends were, or the characters. If you found them, you'd be sent back to the start.
about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Vesperia just crashed on me. Have you gotten any crashes? I had just saved like 5 seconds before the crash, so whatever, but it's a bit disconcerting.
about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
That is insane. And I think a lot of his frustrations were also for mechanics that weren't explained. Like how you need rupees to use any items, including the flute.

For bad games, there's one that I hold near and dear to me. When Disney started releasing games around the SNES/Sega Genesis era, there were 2 games made for Beauty and the Beast. One was for boys, and one for girls. I had the one for girls because well, am girl

This game was a nightmare. Where you were in the level was never really consistent, so it was really easy to die because you'd go to jump on something and oops! Death.

Funny enough, I knew of the CDI games, but I always thought they were for the computer and they were more of a visual novel style. There was a Youtube series dramatic reading of an infamously bad Zelda fanfic and the Youtuber used some of the CDI cutscenes as comedy.
about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
He's back!
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm loving it so far (especially after nearly quitting Zestiria a third time and finally finishing it lol). The battle system is a lot of fun and I like the characters so it's already much better than Zestiria~
This world looked a lot different back in the NES games