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The Last Story
(2011) Chapter 39: Reptid's Cave | Zael level 53

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Metro: Last Light Redux
(2014) Revolution | Playing Spartan mode | No-kills playthrough Achievements: 11 / 49 (22%)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
(2004) East Moria | Party level 25

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31.2% of Unfinished
15.9% of Total
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310 (B)
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500 (C)
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PlayStation 2 51 (U) 9 (B) 3 (C) 63 Total
PlayStation 31 (U) 7 (B) 4 (C) 47 Total
Wii 28 (U) 4 (B) 2 (C) 34 Total
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Nintendo 64 20 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 26 Total
SNES 16 (U) 6 (B) 2 (C) 27 Total
NES 55 (U) 46 (B) 25 (C) 146 Total
Famicom Disk System 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Family Computer 15 (U) 3 (B) 5 (C) 68 Total
Dreamcast 5 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
Sega CD 12 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
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Master System 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Atari 2600 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 27 Total
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Nintendo DS 26 (U) 7 (B) 4 (C) 37 Total
Game Boy Advance 29 (U) 3 (B) 5 (C) 41 Total
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Game Boy 19 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 29 Total
Game Gear 7 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
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about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, I liked how the remaster looked and sounded but it's still reliant on text commands so it's pretty hard to enjoy unless you don't mind typing everything and not knowing what commands do what or even what to say... but yes, Wasteland 2 was great.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I really liked Wasteland 3 but it was so much shorter than 2 and even 1.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I have not tried Shardlight, though post-apocalyptic wasteland really isn't my thing. I have played Gemini Rue and The Shivah, however, both of which I really enjoyed. The next one I'm likely to play from them is Resonance; that's been on my backlog for a while.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Oh man. I really wish I could've kept going with Technobabylon. I don't know how you're finding it so far, but I was incredibly engaged. But I also have an extremely weak stomach, and I simply could not handle the gore.
about 11 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I played a lot of the older ones a long time ago back when they were called Dragon Warrior on the NES. Still have those but I picked up the pile of Switch releases on super sale and nabbed the rest of my missing installments on the DS family. I never got all the way through any of them so it just seemed like a decent goal.
about 12 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I personally really love turn-based strategy games. But I'll try to give an unbiased description lol
I've been playing the Campaign mode not the Career Mode so I can only speak to that but I have enjoyed it almost in entirety. The RPG elements really just include the ability to gain experience per mission but it is just a per-determined number based on the mission difficulty rating. The XP can be used only on the participating party members. Upping their skills to max costs a lot though. You can also buy and loot mech parts, equipment and weapons. you can also customize the mechs you have but you don't have to. it's also limited to hard-points for specific weapon types and weight. There's also a little base building and money management. You start out with just a small ship but later in the story you get a much bigger ship and can upgrade it a LOT. the downside is you have to pay monthly upkeep on all upgrades, pilot salaries and mech upkeep. you can have as many mechs as you want in storage but only a set number in your mech bays. only the ones in the bays cost upkeep.
As for the over-all difficulty and accessibility, it's really dependent on mission difficulty rating... however, the main story missions tend to be pretty tough. but for the most part, it's not too bad. I mostly stick to missions at or under 3 star ratings if possible. when you start out you only have access to light and medium mechs and low income missions but as you go forward that changes. you can also "negotiate" mission rewards via a money/loot slider and also you get reputation with various factions based on your choices of missions.
It's not quite as customizable as the old Front Mission games but you can play around with your colors, emblem and paint jobs.
I would definitely recommend it but it does require some learning curve. it's also not limited to a grid like most strategy games. but it does involve turn based elements so you probably won't really enjoy it if you aren't a strategy fan. but if you already own it, it's probably worth a try.
about 1 year ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I've only played Gemini Rue and The Shivah, but I very much like Wadjet Eye's style. Except...I just had to bail on Technobabylon because it got super gory, WAY beyond what I can tolerate. Which is a shame, because I was really digging it.
about 5 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
What you described is pretty much how I was treating and status before. If I were playing more games I enjoyed, I might've stuck with it, but Gradius III was the last straw after a couple years of playing more and more frustrating games.
about 5 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Click and drag in the direction you want to go...sounds like Tales of Monkey Island. Which controls fine once you get used to it, but is silly and different for no reason.
about 5 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I've played enough of the Rogue Squadron games to have a decent handle on the space combat, but I definitely see where it would be a roadblock.

I don't think I've heard of Shadow of the Comet; what's that one like? I think the worst adventure game controls I've come across were in Grim Fandango Remastered; the inventory screen shows only one item at a time, it takes forever to cycle through everything to pick the item you want, it takes forever for Manny to pull out the item to use, and then every interaction involves the item you're holding until you put it away (meaning you can't just try a bunch of items on one object without waiting FOREVER to swap through them all). So tedious.
about 5 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Metroid Prime! Excited to see someone else getting into the trilogy. How are you finding it so far?
about 5 years ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
cool, I'll be sure to play it at some point... THANKS!
about 5 years ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
So, I'm gathering that it's not a very long game... But it was good?
about 5 years ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
How is Enslaved? I've owned it for a while now, I just never got around to opening it.
about 5 years ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Unfortunately for me, I couldn't get into Witcher 3 and stopped playing after the first two hours. Western RPGs (the majority of them at least) really aren't my thing, as I've had bad experiences with other WRPGs in the past since then.
about 5 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Agreed! The original Dark Forces is a competent shooter that's at least as good as anything else of its time (and I didn't get around to playing it until maybe a year ago, so there's no nostalgia impacting my decision), but Jedi Knight is truly a gem.

Dunno if you've seen me posting about it, but I'd love to have a fellow fan along for the ride the next time I stream the game! I'm about halfway through. Shameless plugs for my Twitch channel [Link] and archived broadcasts [Link]
about 7 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
Wolfenstein: The New Order is either a short game, you played it a lot in those few days, or both.
about 7 years ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
very nice work completing Legendary, I couldn't get past the Kraken on the rooftop where you have to use the bazookas...
about 7 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
I've noticed you're playing one of the Dragon Quest DS titles. Out of IV, V, and VI, which would you recommend? I hope all is well on your end. :D
about 7 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Thanks! I enjoy writing those Mega Man opinions, and they've been a good supplement to what I express in my YouTube videos. Always glad to find another classic adventure game fan; that's one realm I love but hardly have anyone to discuss with!
The backlog has been eaten by a grue.