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PS2
Shadow Hearts NA
2 hours in and smoking out a crazy cat lady. Levels 8-7-7

Updated about 1 week ago

(U)
PC
Condemned: Criminal Origins NA
Chapter 1 done. Feels really clunky so far, and more early PS2 than launch 360, tbh.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

(U)
PC
Quake: Quake Remastered NA
Through episode 1. So great to be playing this again! Achievements: 5 / 35 (14%)

Updated about 1 month ago

(U)
PC
Quake Champions NA
Back in the saddle. Back to having to tolerate constant ridiculously long waiting periods between rounds. Achievements: 29 / 52 (56%)

Updated about 1 month ago

☆★★★★ Champions Pack
(U)
PC
LISA NA
I have a bicycle. Now what?

Updated about 2 months ago

(U)
NES
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse NA
Stage 3-03

Updated about 5 months ago

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Xbox
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams NA
Ok Maria, if you're not going to fight, at least run away from the bad things.

Updated about 9 months ago

austbird'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.
1879 (U)
  1105 Unplayed  
58.8% of Unfinished
41.6% of Total
70.7%
638 (B)
24%
139 (C)
5.2%
Wishlist  3 ?         Top-Rated  167 ?????         Master Runs  7 (M)
PlayStation 5 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Arcade 59 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 59 Total
PC 924 (U) 324 (B) 91 (C) 1459 Total
PC Downloads 3 (U) 10 (B) 4 (C) 17 Total
Android 1 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation 4 67 (U) 16 (B) 1 (C) 88 Total
PlayStation 3 11 (U) 19 (B) 4 (C) 38 Total
PlayStation 2 89 (U) 20 (B) 2 (C) 184 Total
PlayStation 18 (U) 9 (B) 1 (C) 29 Total
PlayStation Portable 7 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
Nintendo Switch 31 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 41 Total
Wii 27 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 57 Total
WiiWare 3 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 9 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
GameCube 52 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 71 Total
Nintendo 64 30 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 33 Total
SNES 49 (U) 32 (B) 3 (C) 84 Total
NES 71 (U) 68 (B) 4 (C) 143 Total
Nintendo 3DS 8 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
Nintendo DS 19 (U) 23 (B) 11 (C) 53 Total
Game Boy Advance 18 (U) 9 (B) 3 (C) 30 Total
Game Boy/Color 5 (U) 15 (B) 5 (C) 25 Total
Game & Watch 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Xbox 360 13 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 20 Total
Xbox 26 (U) 15 (B) 1 (C) 96 Total
Dreamcast 61 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 67 Total
Saturn 23 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 23 Total
32X 14 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
Sega CD 21 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 26 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 60 (U) 16 (B) 0 (C) 77 Total
Master System 11 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
Jaguar 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Atari 2600 9 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
Neo Geo Pocket/Color 12 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
TurboDuo 24 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 30 Total
Commodore 64 101 (U) 8 (B) 0 (C) 110 Total
All Games 2955 Total
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about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks! Actually I would like to update my banner a bit...maybe in time for the site remake haha
about 4 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Happy 12th Backloggerversary! ~From a random passerby who noticed your ring badge
about 9 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Well, is not the best of the bunch for sure (is the only one I dropped back then), but if you are a fan of the Castlevania-Metroidvanias and didn't play one in a while, it worth your time.
about 11 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
To get the real extent of this nightmare you have to play it. It's an adventure/RPG/Dating-Sim(!) starring Tingle with a story that follows a fucked up version of the Wizard of OZ. Tingle is technically Dorothy who lives in the modern world, is a 35 year old virgin and gets sucked into a magic book on the quest to find real love following a yellow brick road. Oh, and by the way, if you love filing legal documents, the 10th chapter will be a blast for you.
about 1 year ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
How did I not see your three months ago comment until now?

I could write a LOT but: patches and DLC significantly improved Mafia III. I liked it more than most people to begin with, I'll admit; but I would consider the original reviews outdated.
about 1 year ago

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Focus: Only playing one game
Not copy protection, just edification. So nice to be reading a manual again (even if it's a PDF), instead of a single page with a URL on it. Those were the days.
about 2 years ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I thought Hydlide was a decent game. It's sadly misunderstood and maligned in the post-AVGN world*. Just thought I'd throw that out there. You're free to dislike the game.

* I'm sure it was already maligned even before AVGN.
about 2 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
When you put it like that....

Disco Elysium really grabbed me, I'd say it is one of my favorite games of all time. I ended up dedicating my entire weekend to the game. So put in 28 hours over 3 days, which yeah, is a little much.
about 2 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Hah, I'm going for some gaming equivalent of comfort food. Some old favorites that I know I'll enjoy. Definitely moving on to NOLF 2 next, I'd like to compare the two side-to-side.
about 2 years ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Thanks for bumping my backlog with a new message. I've only gotten back to updating it recently. Hard to believe we've been updating this thing for over a decade, right? And Full Metal Furies makes much more sense once you start playing and realize it is based on Greek mythology and the 4 playable characters are the Erinyes.
about 2 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I've finished the game a few years ago, before I had a backloggery account and I remember, that this scene gave me a weird feeling that no other game ever repeated. Killer 7 is really something completely unique in gameplay and subject matter. Even the other games from Suda51, most of which i've played or replayed in the last few months, can't compare to it.
about 3 years ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Before you play TSA I would recommend that you play at least through "The Silver Case", so you get an understanding of the themes from the "Kill the Past - Games". Like I said in my last post, TSA is a game about Suda's and Grasshopper Manufactures history as creators, so it is mainly for fans. And with fans I'm not talking about blind fanboys/girls who would buy any Suda Game and claim its great no matter what, I'm talking about people who would care about an introspection into the ups and downs of game-making for specifically that company/game designer. Otherwise the game could feel like a random assortment of references and weird circumstances.

Of course I don't want to do any gatekeeping and you don't have to write a dissertation on the guy to enjoy the game. Just a little advice to avoid disappointment.
about 3 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I did like Travis Strikes Again, but I don't know if I would recommend it. I like Gauntlet, so I didn't have a problem with TSA's gameplay, besides, the older No More Heroes Games had pretty repetitive gameplay as well.
When it comes to the Story, the game relies on quite a few references to Suda51's older titles, so you better know them, or you are left wondering who all those characters are, that show up constantly in the visual novel sections of the game.
There is a strong theme of family throughout the game and it seems to be a pretty personal trip through Suda's history as a creator ( there is even a reference to the Manga "Kurayami Dance" which he wrote ).
I never asked for a No More Heroes 3, since I think Travis Story was pretty much concluded, but I wanted a new game directed by Suda, which is what I got. Hopefully Grasshopper Manufacture will not abandon the Switch due to the games bad reception.
If you are on the fence, if you should buy it, then maybe wait for a price drop. To me, it was worth the 40 Euro that I payed ( retail copy with dlc ), but i'd say that 20 Euro or Dollar might be more acceptable. It might take 10 hours for a casual playthrough, or 15-20 if you want to get everything and beat it on the highest difficulty.
about 3 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
It is my first time with PoP 2008. While I like the characters and the movement sections, I think the fights are a bit too long and boring. I just fought the concubine 5 times and now it seems like I have to fight just as often in every other area of the game. I would have probably already beaten the game, if it was only running and jumping, but the fighting drains my motivation a bit.
about 3 years ago

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Focus: Only playing one game
Enjoy the best Far Cry.
about 4 years ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Imagine Batman on the toilet.
about 5 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Yeah, I love Mafia too, it's my third time through the game. I suppose that isn't excessive in more than 15 years. I really enjoy the cars in the game, it features such an unusual era for games to cover. Also presents an unusual challenge: such as those earliest cars that can barely climb up a hill or the difficulty in handling many of the cars. I wasn't originally planning to, but I did end up playing through Mafia II as well. I actually didn't realize that Mafia III was so close to release until just yesterday, I've managed to hype myself up.

Congrats on getting through Mafia II yourself.
about 6 years ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
It might as well be.
about 7 years ago

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Oh, and I forgot to mention repetitive maps.
about 7 years ago

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The story was too short. I was playing against level 31 players at level 6 in multiplayer. And when I reached level 25 or so I got stuck because of the difficulty of finding people to play with you in high level strikes. I shouldn't need to buy a mic just to essentially play quests.
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