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(U)
Steam
Ancient Enemy
Up to a good start, the best game in the series so far. Achievements: 10 / 17 (59%)

Updated about 2 days ago

Thankfully the consistently good writing is here again, but there's more value accumulated from previous experiences: a shuffle table button (even if's cost of ending the turn may be too much in battles), more interesting special cards implemented (like insta damage or def buffs) and a skill tree lending the player extra agency. Unfortunately some mistakes like cards hiding others entirely are still here--same for the aborted skill charge system (instead of fixing the old broken one).
(B)
GBC
Megami Tensei Gaiden Last Bible (女神転生外伝Last Bible, Revelations: The Demon Slayer) JPN
Playing this on Twitch everyday trying to fill a Compendium: https://www.twitch.tv/julianozuca

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★ Compendium: 61/88/???
(U)
3DS
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
Ok, realized fusion accidents are actually CONSISTENT--provided you saved just before doing it, don't move etc. Got a nice Clotho out of it rn

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★ Getting back to this is like like watching Alien on a rainy saturday. Top shelf stuff. Oh, I'm sooo glad they didn't mess up with the mood--specially with the music. Actually it's improved ~.~ Ooff, the "analyze completion" system will suck my life for sure... Well, actually it doesn't exactly work as intended... 100% analysis will be attained regardless of the exact data you uncover (skills learned, items dropped, etc)--and won't work with bosses.
(B)
Droid
PIXEL PUZZLE COLLECTION
Back to this for Expert mode--and new music, they say :P Achievements: 10 / 10 (100%)

Updated about 2 months ago

☆★★★★ Thanks Konami, it's been some time since I liked you...
(U)
Steam
Rock of Ages
2 more levels down! I can't play more than that in one sit. Achievements: 4 / 19 (21%)

Updated about 6 months ago

☆☆★★★ I've been meaning to play this for a looong time... Gota love ACE Team. Maybe the myriad of options doesn't quite come to be useful since cheaper strategies (both offensive and deffensive) pay off more when it comes to cost/benefit. Ok, boss fights are a nice twist :P Ok, found a decent modus operandi: cheaper balls 1st (as the levels aren't well protected yet), sturdier ones later
(U)
Steam
Actraiser Renaissance
Ok, Aitos slowly but steadily progessing Achievements: 10 / 41 (24%)

Updated about 6 months ago

Well, the "tower defense" parts are starting to drag badly. There're just not enough resources to counter them--palisades can't be placed anywhere (and their "available" slots are frequently useless), heroes are too slow to be relied upon when it comes to defending other fronts, spells eat too much SP for nothing (and end up being slow as well), there are too many ways to trigger a "defeat"... Maybe heroes with pile up favorably towards the endgame, but for now it's just a drag.
(U)
Steam
Ys I and II Chronicles+: Ys I
Uh, got back to the game after almost a year and triggered an interesting achievement! Achievements: 2 / 17 (12%)

Updated about 1 year ago

Despite always drooling over the screenshots in mags at the time I never tried a game in the series. It looks (and specially sounds) fantastic. Equipment/levels really make a difference--feels rewarding, but encourages grinding all the same. Well, the twin trees are intact. Now gotta find a place for that key?
(U)
Steam
Rhythm Doctor
The Samurai X Musician mashup wasn't that hard :P

Updated about 1 year ago

Art direction-wise it reminds me of Escapee Go (DSi)--and that can only be a good thing Unlocked level 4--gotta remember it's in the night shift.
(U)
NDS
Pokémon HeartGold
Following Lance--who's awesome btw

Updated about 2 years ago

★★★★★

julianozuca'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.
947 (U)
  786 Unplayed  
83% of Unfinished
43.8% of Total
52.8%
602 (B)
33.5%
246 (C)
13.7%
Wishlist  36 ?         Top-Rated  146 ?????         Master Runs  63 (M)
Ody2 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
Atari 2600 5 (U) 18 (B) 1 (C) 37 Total
Master System 15 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
Game Gear 7 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 22 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 47 Total
Saturn 5 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Dreamcast 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
TurboGrafx-CD 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
NES 7 (U) 52 (B) 2 (C) 66 Total
Family Computer 10 (U) 27 (B) 7 (C) 51 Total
SNES 28 (U) 65 (B) 8 (C) 103 Total
Nintendo 64 10 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
GameCube 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Wii 26 (U) 23 (B) 3 (C) 58 Total
WiiWare 2 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 6 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
Cougar Boy 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Game Boy 31 (U) 28 (B) 4 (C) 72 Total
Game Boy/Color 21 (U) 9 (B) 0 (C) 33 Total
Virtual Boy 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Game Boy Advance 13 (U) 20 (B) 4 (C) 39 Total
Nintendo DS 44 (U) 33 (B) 15 (C) 108 Total
DSiWare 2 (U) 3 (B) 2 (C) 7 Total
Nintendo 3DS 31 (U) 15 (B) 22 (C) 76 Total
3DS Downloads 1 (U) 14 (B) 0 (C) 20 Total
WonderSwan/Color 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 10 (U) 14 (B) 10 (C) 35 Total
DOS BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
PC 8 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
PC Downloads 52 (U) 19 (B) 4 (C) 84 Total
Mac 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Steam 294 (U) 140 (B) 16 (C) 468 Total
GOG.com 90 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 93 Total
Origin 7 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
Uplay 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Epic Games Launcher 24 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 25 Total
itch.io 1 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Browser 5 (U) 24 (B) 33 (C) 68 Total
Android 6 (U) 11 (B) 3 (C) 32 Total
Arcade 1 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Xbox 360 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
PlayStation 12 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
PlayStation 2 8 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
PlayStation 3 BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation Network BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PSOne Classics BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation Portable 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Miscellaneous 129 (U) 34 (B) 107 (C) 271 Total
All Games 1947 Total
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"Let's Concentrate on the Task at Hand": Arth...

(Shoot out to Takehito Koyasu-san, whose voice is just *chef's kiss*)

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about 2 months ago

Badges
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
And I'm rooting for you! Let's beat our backlogs!
about 2 months ago

Badges
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Thank you, though I actually haven't beaten it yet. That "Beat my backlog" comment was me playing with the name of my column by emulating the speech pattern of a character from the game I reviewed. But still, one day I will beat my backlog, and we'll celebrate together when I do, friend!
about 3 months ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Not sure I've played one of those; I might have to look into that sometime.
Starting a new blog on video games history preservation: vgvisualvault.blogspot.com