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Far Cry 4
Casually replaying; beaten on April 25, 2018; Completion: 51%.

Updated about 5 days ago

★★★★★
(U)
GBA
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2
Attempting to play it again.

Updated about 1 week ago

☆☆★★★
(U)
Droid
Alto's Odyssey
Level 28

Updated about 1 week ago

(U)
Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
74/120 Shrines

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★
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PC
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Mission 2 Achievements: 0 / 44 (0%)

Updated about 2 months ago

☆★★★★
(U)
3DS
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Replaying on Hard; Final Chapter.

Updated about 4 months ago

★★★★★
(U)
PC
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
This game is just too good for me to pass up on replaying the remaster. Achievements: 6 / 38 (16%)

Updated about 5 months ago

★★★★★
(U)
3DS
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
Final dungeon

Updated about 1 year ago

☆★★★★

MarkDarkness'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.
259 (U)
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318 (B)
43.6%
152 (C)
20.9%
Wishlist  162 ?         Top-Rated  81 ?????         Master Runs  1 (M)
Nintendo Switch 5 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Wii 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Browser BEAT 4 (B) 15 (C) 19 Total
Game Boy Advance 9 (U) 27 (B) 14 (C) 53 Total
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GameCube 6 (U) 30 (B) 0 (C) 39 Total
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Android 3 (U) 9 (B) 13 (C) 26 Total
iPod BEAT 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 Total
Mobile BEAT 2 (B) 2 (C) 4 Total
NES 2 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 4 Total
Nintendo 64 7 (U) 8 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 48 (B) 21 (C) 71 Total
Nintendo 3DS 10 (U) 38 (B) 11 (C) 60 Total
PC 174 (U) 98 (B) 28 (C) 308 Total
PC Downloads BEAT 13 (B) 23 (C) 36 Total
PlayStation 7 (U) 7 (B) 3 (C) 18 Total
PlayStation 2 12 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
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SNES 8 (U) 15 (B) 14 (C) 41 Total
All Games 755 Total
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about 7 months ago

Badges
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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Is that so? I'm surprised to hear that. Not because it's you, but because it's anyone; I've always thought of them as very niche and at least a little self-serving, but I took the Anna Anthropy philosophy of game design and applied it to that feature: we should write the articles that we want to read. But you're not wrong, each one is at least slightly autobiographical. Looking at Islands from that angle, I can definitely see it as almost an interactive version of one of those, especially one of the weirder ones.

Metal is within my range, yes. I'm picky about it, but I'm picky about most genres. I tell people that I like a little bit of everything, and by that I mean both that I like a little bit of everything, and that I like a little bit of everything, which is why I usually don't like radio. Also, the one genre that I cannot and WILL NOT tolerate is Polka. I don't know if that's childhood trauma speaking or just straight-up hatred, but I can't stand Polka. Weird Al's cool, though. Anyway, I do like this, but lyrics are usually lost on me, because I often have a hard time understanding what singers are saying. That and with the synaesthesia, I'm seeing the music, but voices usually conjure up specific images of people (not always or even often accurate), rather than the instruments, which are more abstract and colorful. Metal and Rock are typically in the red/orange/rust/sometimes black range, which has a chain reaction with touch, making me feel hot, so I listen to it more in Winter than Summer. For me, though, it's not usually blocky; maybe spiky, but still... ephemeral? Like fuzzy/airy/liquidy? I think the hardest part about synaesthesia is describing the specifics. Anyway, this chick's voice has a sort of white with a hint of teal to it that has an interesting contrast with the guitars. It also reacts more to sound fonts, so to speak, than actual notes, which is why my lady thinks I'm tone deaf, but I got through Finding Teddy, so that can't be entirely true.
about 8 months ago

Badges
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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Okay, yes, but I'm written in a language that most can't read, and the book's not exactly open; many have spent much more time on it than you and gotten a lot less out of it. I can't decide what blew my mind more: the fact that such a game exists or how well you have me figured out. Are you secretly my best friend? Are you at home, helping your husband brew craft beer right now? I kid; the only video game she's ever played is Super Mario 3D World, and you're one of the few people that I don't have to worry about missing my obscure SNES RPG references.

She's the closest anyone's gotten, and that's only because her brain works in practically the same way; that's how we became best friends. We have the same taste in practically NOTHING, but we understand each other in such a profound way that not even our respective significant others really do.
about 8 months ago

Badges
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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
DSORELGSDLKFSDFSDLKFSJD *3 hours of incoherent sputtering, largely built on profanity later* Islands: Non-Places! I don't really even know what to say! It's like they cracked my head open and made a game based on the stuff that didn't devour their very souls! It brought back memories I'd forgotten 30 years ago. I... I don't even know. I can't thank you enough for recommending it to me, though; that might've been one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced, and I don't use that word very often.
about 8 months ago (edited)

Badges
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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Absolutely; Live-A-Live was the first instance I'd ever seen that framed the Wild West in a context that wasn't dorky, and Bastion just drove that home even further. At first, I thought he was just going to be a sort of chain-smoking Navi, detailing my every move, but it was just a bit of a rough start; Wind Waker didn't start off great, either, but they both turned into really something else. I loved the soundtrack, too, but the only vocal track I liked was the one that the woman sang; I can't stand the one that plays at the and while you're carrying Zulf, because I can't stand his voice.

Oh yeah, and Cosmic Star Heroine is fantastic; I'd absolutely recommend it. There are so many "throwback" games designed to hook you with "ermagerd nersterger gergers!" but don't actually play like the classics. Yes, Cosmic Star Heroine looks like Chrono Trigger, but it isn't just a cheap tie-in; the game has the absolute soul of a 16-bit RPG, and it isn't Chrono Trigger; it is very much its own game. The battle system is fairly unique, and pretty strategic; I've had a few party wipes already, and I haven't found a JRPG to be challenging that I can remember since the NES days, except for SaGa Frontier. Granted, I'm what is effectively the highest difficulty for the first playthrough, but if you want challenge, you can have it. It's fun, challenging, engaging, strategic, and I need the damn soundtrack, like, yesterday. Given how many obscure J-only RPG references of mine that you get, I'd say that it's something you'd enjoy quite a bit. It's no masterpiece, but it's the best damn JRPG I've played in ages.
about 9 months ago

Badges
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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I wish I'd known that; I got a coupon for 60% off on Steam that I would gladly have given to you, since I'd already had it on GOG at that point. I'm looking forward to it, too, though; it's been a hell of a long time since I've played a new (or even new-ish) JRPG that actually looked good. These days, they're so damn tropey and pretentious. [Link] That and if the story isn't so convoluted that you need 600 pages of supplementary material just to make sense of it, it's considered shallow. The genre has changed, and what I like about it has stayed the same; I guess I'm just that dinosaur.

Anyway, yes, I'm pretty excited about Steamworld Dig, too... and also Steamworld Dig 2, which I think I have, but I'm not sure. Ah, yes; I call that the Paper Mario Principle: the first Paper Mario had far less content than Thousand Year Door, but there is this beautiful sense of conciseness to it; it is built exactly so, and you can easily follow all of its parts.
You are yourself. There's no one else you could be.