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Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Four shrines cleared

Updated about 3 weeks ago

(U)
GCN
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
Playing with a friend, on year 6

Updated about 2 months ago

☆☆★★★
(B)
GBA
Fire Emblem
Eliwood hard mode, chapter 14. Complete with box and manual! Beat all three stories.

Updated about 2 months ago

☆★★★★ Very good, but I have a few gripes with it. Lyn's story was a real drag. Hector's story felt too similar to Eliwood's. One of the best Fire Emblems overall though.
(B)
GCN
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
Beat Story Mode on Hard, now starting Very Hard

Updated about 6 months ago

This is a really cool DDR spinoff. It's a shame that it's so easy, that kinda leaves its potential unfulfilled.

SamuraiSam'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.
1677 (U)
  8 Unplayed  
0.5% of Unfinished
0.4% of Total
73.5%
511 (B)
22.4%
95 (C)
4.2%
Wishlist  767 ?         Top-Rated  37 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
32X 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
3DS Downloads 17 (U) 9 (B) 4 (C) 33 Total
Atari 2600 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 55 Total
Dreamcast 20 (U) 6 (B) 1 (C) 33 Total
e-Reader C O M P L E T E ! 8 Total
DSiWare 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Game Boy 35 (U) 12 (B) 2 (C) 59 Total
Game Boy/Color 31 (U) 11 (B) 3 (C) 51 Total
Game Boy Advance 45 (U) 35 (B) 1 (C) 101 Total
Game Gear 6 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 16 Total
GameCube 59 (U) 30 (B) 4 (C) 134 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 67 (U) 13 (B) 1 (C) 131 Total
NES 94 (U) 11 (B) 4 (C) 158 Total
Nintendo 3DS 21 (U) 17 (B) 1 (C) 40 Total
Nintendo 64 45 (U) 17 (B) 9 (C) 87 Total
Nintendo 64DD BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo DS 71 (U) 36 (B) 17 (C) 129 Total
Nintendo Switch 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
PC 3 (U) 0 (B) 6 (C) 9 Total
PC Downloads 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
PlayStation 146 (U) 38 (B) 4 (C) 239 Total
PlayStation 2 226 (U) 45 (B) 7 (C) 392 Total
PlayStation 3 49 (U) 19 (B) 0 (C) 78 Total
PlayStation Network 45 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 59 Total
PlayStation Portable 53 (U) 12 (B) 1 (C) 78 Total
PlayStation Vita 8 (U) 8 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
Saturn 75 (U) 34 (B) 4 (C) 162 Total
Sega CD 9 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 18 Total
SNES 169 (U) 67 (B) 13 (C) 287 Total
Switch Downloads 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
TurboDuo 1 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 15 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Wii 79 (U) 29 (B) 4 (C) 137 Total
WiiWare 8 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
Wii U 14 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 25 Total
Wii U Downloads 9 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Xbox 147 (U) 15 (B) 0 (C) 238 Total
Xbox 360 85 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 142 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 13 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 25 Total
All Games 3017 Total
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about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Apparently so, although I'm not really sure why. I just wanted to clear out some of my backlog and it seemed like a fairly easy target. I find a lot of MD/Genesis stuff overrated and boring.
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Woah, Sammy, you're looking cool.
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
1000+ games?! You are the first person I've seen with the Right Hand of Bak'laag icon. Incredible.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
My Switch friend code is 4098-2741-7220 if anyone wants to add me. And Backloggery needs to make a Switch FC box in the user info section!!
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Private, huh? Well, if that means people won't be able to message you, then we'll have to respect your decision. But anyway, the game arrived. I'm surprised to see how barebones it is. By that, there are no special features or even a special intro. I guess you can't expect much from a Saturn game from 1998. But whatever, the games included are what matters. Can't wait to check 'em all out. I know The Goonies is on there. Having bought the Famicom version a year ago, it'll be interesting to compare the two versions.

You know, I did see you adding Parodius and mentioning it was the original, but I thought it was the Famicom version. I guess they did make an MSX version too, didn't they? Cool beans.

Slow, sure, but eh, gotta set everything up, I suppose. It's in stark contrast to those classic RPGs of yore. Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. They gave you the task and you went for it right away (for the most part.) Oh, I heard they're porting the first three Dragon Quests to 3DS and PS4. [Link] That sounds pretty cool. Makes you wonder if they'll bother translating them. Also, you wonder if they'll localize that upcoming Mana collection for the Switch. If that meant getting an official version of the third Mana game, that'd be good on their part.
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Ohhh! I see. I didn't see you beat 4. I thought you had skipped it. My bad. haha

Which one do you like the most so far?
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
So I was bored and I decided to check your Twitter, and saw you had a Saturn game that contained a collection of MSX Konami games. It sounded pretty intriguing, so I went ahead and bought my own copy. Who knew they made an MSX collection?

Hope it's great. I see they released three-seperate volumes on the PlayStation and they put them all one Saturn disc. Hope there weren't any compromises to be made in terms of porting (see: Dreamcast SEGA Smash Pack audio.)

Persona 5 is one of this generations all time greats. You'll love it in the end. YOU'LL NEVER SEE IT COMIIIIIN'! (Don't be surprised if I comment that you're looking cool as you get further.)
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Beating Persona games from the worst to the best... interesting.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Dang, SamuraiSam, you've got it made. I guess you're not worried about dust getting in those loose carts, huh? I have mine stored inside a cabinet just so dust won't get in them. I could swear they'd still get in even if the openings are against the back of the shelf.
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I got new shelves for my collection over the Summer and they are the BEST. What I've always dreamed of.
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about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I actually don't have a Move. I'm curious to hear how they work together, because I've heard that the Move has a delayed input reaction. Of course, manually moving the damn cursor over to each target has its own special delay, so maybe they even out. Either way, I suck at Rail Shooters, and I got through it just fine without resorting to the "It's okay; we'll just nicely ask everyone to stop shooting at you" difficulty. They might as well have called it Monkey.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
While the PlayStation version would have been the way to go, the fact that I've no JP PSX and can't understand Japanese would have made it moot point. I bought it at a convention a couple of years ago, and I really wish I thought twice about getting it since I still have so many unfinished and unstarted games already, but whatever, it's a pretty good game, and I'll play it and get my money's worth. Funny, I actually played the patched-up version over a decade ago during my emulation days. I didn't get too far into it, but man were there some baffling choices. Why is there a Zelda fairy on the item menu screen? Surely that wasn't there originally, because it's the exact same sprite. And what's with all the unnecessary swearing? I wouldn't think there'd be that much originally.

I'm glad I'm not as trigger happy with game buying like I have been. While I did buy the Crash collection on PS4, it was the first moderately-priced game I've bought in some time. I'm glad I'm not wanting a Switch right now, the last thing I need is a new system (hell, bought a PS4 and Saturn last year.) I still hope Nintendo continues doing good, even with all the criticism they get (ie "The Switch's lack of power loses it another game", "the Nintendo Switch online app is terrible", etc.)

Oh, that reminds me, I came across an article some time ago that had this amazing click-bait headline "nobody cares about Japanese games unless it comes from Nintendo." I'm guessing the guy never played any of the recent Atlus games (like do I even need to say it... Persona 5.)
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cool, Child of Eden! It's a pretty interesting game, and though it's short, I never found myself getting tired of it. I also found that overall, it's a pretty decent synaesthesia simulator. I wrote an article about that, if you're interested, but it won't make a damn bit of sense until you've seen all of the levels.
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about 2 months ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Thanks for the kudos, SamuraiSam. Oh, hey, reading the latest Game Informer. Recall that Top 100 RPG list? Here's a letter from their mail section from someone who found it unfavorable:

Your crack staff of snowflake millenials would be wise to do some research when compiling a list of the best 100 RPGs. Please explain why they left off all of the Shining Force series, which spans across numerous consoles and has a huge following. Also, Dragon Quest 3 is not a game, it's Dragon Warrior 3,and how you leave Dragon Warrior 4 off is beyond me. Sixty seven games of your Top 100 were made after 2000. Unacceptable. I'm cancelling my subscription.

Well, the part about calling it Dragon Warrior isn't necessary, but yeah, Dragon Warrior IV being absent is unfathomable. I suppose it could've used a Shining Force game, namely III. Yeah, I'd imagine a bunch of fans of classic JRPGs, those who played more than Chrono Trigger, EarthBound, etc., wasn't too happy with the list. It would also seem people were peeved that Legend of Dragoon wasn't on there. Possibly a lot, since they had "Sheesh! We get it!" printed after mentioning the name. I'd no idea that game had such a cult following. I thought it was pretty good, not the best, a tad too long.
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Oh, I wouldn't say that I'm not a fan, exactly; I love the aesthetic and racial caricatures aside, the fighters are interesting. I just can't actually play it. Just take a moment to let it sink in how stupid that statement is. I'll give you a moment. I know exactly how to defeat each and every fighter in record time; I know what to do and how and when to do it, but my brain just WILL NOT let it happen. I usually get stomped by King Hippo, though I've made it to Bald Bull a few times. I saw "Another World Circuit", and I guess my brain just jumped to some bizarro-world version of Punch-Out, like that weird final stage from Super Dodge Ball on the NES that takes place in that evil shadow realm for no conceivable reason.

I'd thought that I could do okay with the Wiimake, because I'm good at Wii Boxing, but that didn't quite happen, either. The problem, I suppose, is that Little Mac can't throw punches quite as fast as I can, so the computer doesn't quite know what to do with it.
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Another World Circuit? What sorcery is this!?
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Thoughts on FE4:

Now that I've finished Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, it's time to give my full opinion of it. First, lemme get the cons outta the way.

- Inventory system. You can't even trade with other units, you instead have to sell it at the pawn shop for others to buy with their funds. Okay, fine. However, this leads to this: if you pass down a special item you can't sell to your child, you can't use it or get rid of it, and you're stuck with it forever. The high priest married the thunder magician and gave birth to a Mage, which he became a Mage Knight, so he had the stave which revives, unable to use. What a farce.

- The random number generator. Even for FE, it seemed finicky. 81% hit rate missing twice? Come on!

- Even when the game's set to fast with animations off, it still felt like it all dragged on. We get thirty or so dracoriders moving, attacking Julia with her Nosferatu spell, and it takes forever.

- The arena, while incredibly useful, proves to be very tedious as you go through every individual character with it.

- Could've used more variety in the scenery. You're outside all the time, and there was snow in one chapter, but still. I guess there was some desert patches too, but it could've used caves, ruins, or castle grounds...

- And of course, permadeath, which lead countless L+R+Start+Select inputs.

That being said, the way the game was set up hooked me in. Maybe it's because the chapters were so long, but I couldn't stop playing it. There were three instances where I was playing until 5AM, and then you go through withdrawal when you're away from it for a while. You know a game is good when that occurs, and this game could very well be one of the finest entries in the series.

I was lucky enough to pair up characters like they did. The myrmidon twins were amazing, and they were MVPs. It took a while for everyone to start being great, most of them getting promoted by chapter 10, and you can really see their improvements. I had a much easier time getting through chapter 10 than I did 9, which was so irritating with all the armored soldiers and then the dragon riders.

In short, it was terrific despite its annoyances. It was also pretty difficult. I'd hate to see how Thracia (thray-shuh?) 776 compares in terms of difficulty.
about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Woah, Contra Rebirth, huh? What's it like using WiiWare in 2017?
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I got Ayra, and she's amazing. I got her paired up with the male myrmidon, whom I acquired on accident. They're gonna have one hell of a child. Here's who else I got:

Sword Knight/Princess
Pegasus Knight/Bard
Dancer/Mage
Archer/Priest

Trying to pair them up does force you to retain from going all out, however. Hopefully, you won't have to worry about pairing up anymore later on.
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I do recall that. I'm glad the site is popular enough without being trendy. Well, trendy as in being seen/mentioned everywhere and having companies that make food make their own BLs. (Imagine seeing the BL logo on a box of Triscuit crackers), or being mentioned on advertisements for shows and films that appeal to the lowest common denominator (like Transformers films and whatever currently popular reality shows are playing right now.) It probably helps that the Backloggery isn't social media in any way, but that thought is pretty scary.

I'm having my dad try out Echos. He's been playing it the past couple of hours, so it must be making a good first impression on him. I remember him not like Awakening that much. Maybe the more basic approach is helping him get into it easier.

Currently playing FE4. Compared to the ones we're more used to since the first localized one, it feels a lot deeper. I'm only on chapter 1, but it still feels like I've been playing for at least three game hours. It doesn't help that there's all the stuff to do st the beginning of the map, such as doing arenas with each character you're using (I'm ditching the Cavaliers and am using the Axe and Lance Knights instead.) This isn't a game I'll be blazing through right away.
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