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XBODL
Midway Arcade Origins
2/32 games played

Updated about 2 days ago

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Misc
Grandia Ownership: Other
Leaving the first town. Not really struggling with the battles but I should read the instructions before I proceed.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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NSDL
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration
27/103 games played.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆☆★★★ Absolute A+ on presentation. It's got that comfy Digital Eclipse compilation feel and it's lots of fun to go through the interactive timeline and check out the interviews/box art/flyers/etc. The games themselves aren't really all that much fun from my perspective as a single player gamer in 2022. I did grow up with some of these titles, but I grew up with a lot of Imagic and Activision carts too, which sadly couldn't be licensed here. Trackball and paddle control games are tough to control.
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3DSDL
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
On the last stage. Fighting bosses in close quarters is not fun.

Updated about 1 month ago

☆☆☆★★ This was really amazing for its time, but I don't think it's held up all too well, especially now that there's other means to play Mercenaries on a portable system (if you'd really even want to). My biggest problem here is when the B.O.W boss shows up and there's such a tiny window of opportunity to hit his weak spot, yet he's so big that he's nearly impossible to get around to hit him there due to the tightly packed maps. Getting enemies to spawn is sometimes an issue, too.
(U)
NSDL
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium
20/32 games played. Next up is DarkStalkers

Updated about 4 months ago

☆☆★★★ Another fairly decent collection of games (Three Wonders, Led Storm, King of Dragons, Saturday Night Slam Masters). Like the first "Stadium", I like elements of the presentation here (though I wish they used accurate arcade cabinet designs), and it does sort of give an "authentic" feel to it. I have no use for the online stuff though. There's also a few too many tournament fighters in both of these collections (not my genre at all). My biggest gripe is... why make this a separate game?
(B)
Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
All that's left is some side quests (20 or so, might not do them all), and the final Master Sword trial.

Updated about 6 years ago

★★★★★

raritycatchme'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.
632 (U)
  596 Unplayed  
94.3% of Unfinished
32.1% of Total
34%
322 (B)
17.3%
904 (C)
48.7%
Wishlist  15 ?         Top-Rated  202 ?????         Master Runs  8 (M)
Atari 2600 C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
NES BEAT 6 (B) 108 (C) 118 Total
Game Boy BEAT 2 (B) 23 (C) 27 Total
SNES 1 (U) 17 (B) 60 (C) 78 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 1 (U) 6 (B) 16 (C) 23 Total
Nintendo 64 BEAT 10 (B) 26 (C) 37 Total
Saturn BEAT 1 (B) 10 (C) 11 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 2 (B) 5 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation 1 (U) 5 (B) 28 (C) 34 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 3 (B) 27 (C) 32 Total
Game Boy Advance 1 (U) 2 (B) 12 (C) 15 Total
GameCube BEAT 1 (B) 9 (C) 16 Total
TurboGrafx-16 C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Nintendo DS 3 (U) 10 (B) 17 (C) 46 Total
Xbox 360 BEAT 18 (B) 63 (C) 114 Total
XbxGoD 1 (U) 2 (B) 2 (C) 6 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 5 (U) 19 (B) 29 (C) 59 Total
XNA Indie Games BEAT 1 (B) 5 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation Portable BEAT 3 (B) 10 (C) 15 Total
Wii 8 (U) 7 (B) 9 (C) 30 Total
WiiWare 1 (U) 0 (B) 5 (C) 6 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 1 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
Nintendo 3DS C O M P L E T E ! 9 Total
3DS Downloads 5 (U) 17 (B) 29 (C) 53 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 20 (U) 1 (B) 18 (C) 46 Total
DSiWare BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Wii U 1 (U) 4 (B) 5 (C) 10 Total
Wii U Downloads 1 (U) 4 (B) 10 (C) 20 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 13 (U) 16 (B) 27 (C) 63 Total
PlayStation 3 2 (U) 2 (B) 2 (C) 13 Total
PlayStation Network BEAT 1 (B) 4 (C) 7 Total
PSOne Classics 4 (U) 2 (B) 3 (C) 15 Total
PS2 Classics 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
GOG.com 165 (U) 6 (B) 73 (C) 265 Total
Steam 113 (U) 28 (B) 60 (C) 287 Total
PC 4 (U) 3 (B) 11 (C) 18 Total
Android C O M P L E T E ! 6 Total
Nintendo Switch 4 (U) 8 (B) 7 (C) 21 Total
Switch Downloads 218 (U) 87 (B) 139 (C) 684 Total
itch.io C O M P L E T E ! 11 Total
Browser C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
PlayStation 4 6 (U) 13 (B) 6 (C) 31 Total
Xbox One 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Xbox One Downloads 51 (U) 1 (B) 2 (C) 65 Total
Miscellaneous 1 (U) 12 (B) 13 (C) 57 Total
All Games 2377 Total
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about 17 minutes ago

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You're starting to loathe postmodernism? Then get a load of this! [Link]

Fair enough! At least there's content available in different styles, from jokey jokey to just straight up spitting the facts in an easy to digest manner.

Are we at the point when the whole Rescue Rangers thing has been forgotten about? Everybody watched it, said their opinions on it (or defended it from naysayers) and then just forgot about it? I hope so. Anyway yeah, the whole "Whatever, just have fun" thing can only go so far, so hopefully it can be fun and not irritating.
about 13 hours ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I absolutely loathe Youtubers who are loud, try (and fail) to be funny, tell bad or crude jokes for laughs, or it's just very obvious that they're catering to teenagers or early 20 year olds.

Nice quite factual videos for me, like Gamesack (though the ending skits are largely hit or miss, and I could do without), HungryGoriya, supergreatfriend (more of an LP channel, but still great) or probably some others I'm forgetting.

I'm wondering just how much strongly disliking the "loud and in your face" videos is just my age, or my misophonia and generally hating loud things and certain noises.
about 19 hours ago

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Well, in a way, Console Wars does have that classic 2000s YouTube classic video game reviewer thing going for it. I've never really watched AVGN or Irate Gamer, but I do remember how it used to be. Given the way YouTube is now, Console Wars feels like it's from a different time. I can see your point, mayhaps the skits and jokes ain't fer everyone.

Q Remastered is a neat idea. Look it up if you want a new brain teasing game. Or maybe Dungeons and Puzzles.
about 2 days ago

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You know what, I think I actually did manage to finish Mega Man 1 without getting a game over earlier this year. I've played it enough times by this point where I could potentially do something like that. Maybe I just got lucky. It was Rock Man on that multicart, but nothing about it was modified, not like Adventure Island having endless lives on it. Good thing I managed to finish that as is already.
about 4 days 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
Focus: Only playing one game
I hadn't, either; I always go for Guts Man first, because I can't stand trying to use Hyper Bomb on him, and that way, I mostly don't have to. Lots of great new tips, and I wrote the book on Mega Man. Seriously, I have my own tome (now dubbed the Meganomicon) that has everything from Classic, X, and even some stuff from Legends with weaknesses laid out, secrets detailed, and anything else you might want to know.

He's great; I like that the does get hit sometimes, because it doesn't seem like some perfect level of gameplay that you could never achieve on your own. The advice isn't just "Git gud," which some people STILL haven't figured out was a joke.

I just watched a longplay last night, because I was too tired to take a run at another game after 3 consecutive duds (it was already midnight), and it does resemble the Arcade version more than anything. I think I remember the video saying that the Genesis game was a port of that same version, but I could be mistaken. I've been kicking around the idea of playing that other Arcade title, but haven't tried it out yet.

Could be? I'm not sure I played a ton of Data East games, especially during that era, so the fact that I haven't heard it elsewhere is not necessarily a strong indication of anything. I'm not sure I even knew they had anything to do with Robocop; I always associate that particular franchise with Ocean.

Are those still a thing? Talk about outdated; I thought people were done ripping of the Angry Video Game Nerd by now, especially after the one that was just a 5-year-old (maybe he was 8 or 10; I don't know) did one swearing at the original Metroid. Almost all of my YouTube channels are related to gaming at this point, though I do have a few related to writing/linguistics, and probably some other stuff.
about 5 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
How would you rank the Wild Arms series (the remake Code F Alter thing included)

I can technically play them all, between the PS1 Classic and burning/making boxart for PS2 (I already burned and made a case for Wild Arms 3)
about 5 days ago

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Wowzers, Rarity. Sounds like Microid's New Joe & Mac is a thumbs down for you. A total bummer. A steaming pile of dino doo-doo. A rotting pterodactyl egg. A tar pit. A... a...
about 7 days ago (edited)

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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
Focus: Only playing one game
I don't remember when or where I jumped in, but I make it a point to watch them every weekend; they're great, and I always learn something. Even with Mega Man. FUCKING MEGA MAN! I'm pretty sure my arteries are cyan, and this dude still teaches me stuff I didn't know! I learned a bit about Joe & Mac, too! I think I might've figured out that particular egg - I think it counts those water geysers as enemies - but the damage against the bosses thing was definitely news to me! As for the NES/Genesis/Game Boy versions, I've played them a little, but not enough to have even figured out whether they were variations on the SNES or Arcade version, though until I played it on that Data East collection for the Wii, I didn't even know that the Arcade version was any different. The greatest mystery to me is still what the hell the digitized voice is saying when the Data East logo pops up, which you'd think would just be "Data East", but it always sounded like "Bead Lance" or "The Dunce" to me.

Addendum: If you're looking for comfy, I've also really taken to the Lute channel. The one that caught my attention was "Earthbound Zero is my Favorite Mother Game", and while his videos are pretty long, there aren't many of them just yet. I just love his chill personality and the way he displays each game almost like a story book.
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
I was hoping my status would get your attention. This game has been overall a great time! I can appreciate all the little changes they've made here and there, even if it's not perfect. It does have its issues. For one thing, I wish Jack was as strong in battle as he was in the original. Rudy's a powerhouse in this one.

Lock-on Plus was the initial choice I made. More power for Rudy sounded good to me, and it is the best option if you don't want to abuse Gattling Raid like I do. I did some reading on old GameFAQs forum posts shortly after I made that choice, and it seems Active is nearly game-breaking for how good it is. So, naturally, I had to go back and make that choice instead.

Woah, Wild Arms 4 has a save import option? That's interesting. Do you know if Alter Code was a worldwide release, or did it get localized years later?

I've been struggling to find any good Gella farming methods, so I appreciate that! Enemies don't drop a whole lot of cash in this game. I'm still a bit behind on ARM upgrades, since I had to reset all of mine in order to dump all my points into ammo for my Active setup.

Noted. I'm already using Split Infinity's guide off and on for things like world map items and puzzle box locations. It's a well put together FAQ, for sure.

That sounds incredibly time-consuming, heh. I'm not a bestiary kind of person, (I don't even remember if I did that in WA2, as much as I love that game) so I'm likely to just do all of the EX File Keys and all that other stuff. Wait, do you need the bestiary for one of those keys, or no?

Hope you have a good day!
about 1 week 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
Focus: Only playing one game
Hell yeah, U Can Beat Video Games! I was pretty surprised to see the channel cover Joe & Mac, and was glad that it was the SNES version, since that's the one that has the most in the way of secrets and such.
about 1 week ago

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You had some old SEGA tapes lying around?

I haven't played X-Men in many years. Opinion is divided on it. Some enjoy it for what it is, some dislike it. Gabula says "This game is trash. Tedious, labyrinthine levels and piss-poor sound design. Just play the second game."

I liked Spider-Man: Revenge of the Kingpin.
about 2 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm not super excited to play the stealth section in Village (I know which part it is), but I think the fact that I'm playing it off XSplit with the game's audio on another headset will lessen the tension and help me stress about it less.

There's little stealth segments in Lost Judgment and its DLC, both of which I've beaten, Lost Judgment 84% and Kaito Files 100%, so maybe it won't be as bad as I thought with those recently behind me.

You're playing Grandia too? I'm playing the translation on Saturn, even made a longbox for it (technically two, as it's two discs). Tomorrow, I'll probably begin my replay of Grandia II on Dreamcast, the disc's on the system ready to go.
about 2 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Same to you! I recently gotten the pre-order of Atari 50 & there were so many gems that I often overlooked. I actually haven't grown up with Atari, so goes to show how good the game is despite the age. That & I'm a sucker for Retro Compilations & Digital Eclipse certainly outdid themselves this time.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Eh, fun probably wasn't the right word, but it's really more that it's... interesting to point out. If what the Fwibbster said was true about the game being leaked about a week early, that's still a pretty tight time frame. It's not like it's a Kirby game that can be blazed through in less than 7 hours, it's a new PokΓ©mon RPG. That's really it, though. If the people like doing something like that, then great. I do get what you mean though about having videos not recommended to you and it's neat that something like that is available.

Well, on another topic... I recently played SWAT Kats by Hudson Soft and enjoyed it! I remember the show comin' on Cartoon Network (also on TBS), but I don't remember watching too much of it. Just like you, I was more into comedy than airkshun. I need to check this show out now, especially after watching this 20 min video about it! [Link] '90s cartoons are so rad! Anyway, check out the game. No, don't pay the ridiculous price for a real copy, but definitely find some other way to play it.

I finished Alcahest recently. [Link] Ain't it really funny that that music sounds like it came outta Kirby's Super Star? I enjoyed the game. The repro didn't have the patched password thing, oddly, so I'd to treat it like it was Kid Chameleon and do it in one go and it was manageable. A lost classic, fer sure.
about 2 weeks ago

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Aye, but it's still fun to point out.

I know whatcha mean! But the PS2 still has stuff like the SMT/Persona james and the Shadow Hearts trilogy.
about 2 weeks ago

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[Link]

Bean about 20 years since I downloaded Console Classix. Hearing this song from AD&D: Heroes of the Lance will instantly take me back to that era. Think Deadly Towers was the first game I sampled [Link] I miss 8th grade! Kinda.

Reminder that if not for Console Classix, I never would've gotten the jump on all these classic games compared to most other people. I'd be just like everybody else and only learned about Shatterhand from some popular YouTuber a couple years back.

Yeah I mean it's weird how both 360 and PS3 just kinda copied each other in a lot of ways. Both are more wanting to be the jack of all trades entertainment machines rather than just specifically games. That's what the consumer wants, apparently, and the lack of a DVD drive is why the GCN was in third place. Well, I mean the PS2 had the amazing RPGs at least.
about 3 weeks ago

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Well actually I was talking more about the mid-2000s, and then it started to be a subject of criticism from various sources. I do remember when it was hugely popular in the late '90s. You read PSM and you'd see FFVII art and stuff. Was good times.

To a lotta people, FFVII was their first RPG. Technically mine was Super Mario RPG, and I did enjoy FFVII when I played it soon after, but Grandia was my very first RPG obsession, well, after Super Mario RPG a few years before.

Grandia does have optional dungeons with optional bosses, but the good news is that when the game is over, it's over. Not even a New Game+. I prefer that! Unless a game has an epilogue chapter or something. Actually, you know what else? It was localized by SCEA who also did FFVII. So that's cool! If we were unlucky it would've remained a lost relic of the Saturn era.
about 3 weeks ago

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Roger: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!!

I remember the days of FFVII worship when every Internet dwelling, anime watching person loved it ever so, before it started having its detractors around the time it was put on PS3. It almost reminds me of the current EarthBound worship now! Except it seems that I'm one of the few detractors. Funny. Maybe the worship will die down and people will stop being obsessed with it. Anyway, yeah! Grandia is amazing. It's not the most difficult RPG, it doesn't have any superbosses, but it's one of the best RPGs of the '90s! Moody and Lilith are either playing it or have already fully indulged innit, and hopefully you're next! The HD version belongs in the category of "better than nothing" but it's still the same game! Do it!
about 3 weeks ago

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I saw that post before you deleted it and yeah! I can't believe it has Tempest 2000 (Hey, don't forget about Tempest 4000.) I remember Game Informer's issue 100 listing Tempest 2000 as one of the 100 best games of all time.

I hope you enjoy it. I'll be grabbing my copy after work, assuming it hasn't been sold out everywhere. This ain't the Genesis Mini 2 though, it's available at retail and actually will have enough copies for everyone.

Might be a good time to get some other Atari goodies on the eShop. Mayhaps Atari Mania and Yars Revenge Recharged? I should get Tempest 4000 for Switch, definitely.

How do youse feel about Super Shell Monsters Story 1 and 2 and Tengai Makyou Zero? Are they games you'd like to check out in the near future?
about 3 weeks ago

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Mmm... vanilla. By the way, yeah, that text takes forever to scroll by

Yah I know what you mean! I wanna play Trails from Zero Remastered and Darksiders but I'm too wrapped up in these Hudson Soft RPGs. The real time clock feature for Tengai and Shell 2 means they'll die faster, but they are the hook they need to stand out from the rest.

Hey look, Jeremy Parish talked about Spelunker. Will that mean more people will actually look into it?
All the tired horses in the sun, how'm I supposed to get any riding done?