Marry the Kill - 2016 Game Completion Thread

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
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Went ahead and played the original version of Metroid 2 because I thought "why not?" to myself. I think I beat my previous best time by almost a full hour, and even then I probably would've gotten under 2 hours easy if I hadn't accidentally skipped one of the Metroids in this one section.

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Finished up the first Tomb Raider, the first first Tomb Raider. Took awhile to get use to the tank controls, but I enjoyed it very much.

Not sure why exactly. Countless deaths from the camera fucking up my jump angles, but for whatever reason I just kept trucking while being relaxed. That is until the last level, can you say traps. Must have died 20-30 times. Weak ending to an otherwise aged classic.

I also really liked the voice actor for Lara
 
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Karkashan

Married to Chrom
Finished Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. Maxed out my level and got all the villager requests done so therefore I also got the Master's Ring.

Might do the lvl 255 version of the Hard Mode sometime when I just feel like going for that true 100%. But that'll probably be something I work on and off on over the course of the next... probably 10 years or so, lol.

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Karkashan

Married to Chrom
Finished my replay of Lords of Shadow 2 for the PC. The stealth sections were so much easier the second time around. Hell, I didn't get caught during the most difficult portion (Agreus) this time, which made me feel like a champion.

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Karkashan

Married to Chrom
And I've finished Enderal.

I like the Lore and the world they've built, and the story was fairly good. Loading times were stupid until I added a mod that shrunk the textures. Went from a 20 second to 45 second loading screen for every transition to a mostly sub 5 second one. I'll gladly take downgraded visuals thank you very much.

I had some problems with the game in terms of structure and mechanics, and I got kinda annoyed that it didn't follow the same kind of structure Skyrim did with its main quest (this thing ends and has a credits roll and you can't do anything in the world after, it just boots you to the menu).

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Pokemon Y.

Pretty good. Last one I played was Black, and before that Silver, so I didn't recognize a ton of the fuckers but besides a shaky beginning with getting my ass being served on a plate, it got really easy after the 2nd gym.

I bought Platinum, but that'll wait a bit.
 
@juegosmajicos

I just finished RE Revelations.

It's possibly my least favorite RE game yet. The story is a pile of garbage. What was the point of it since all the new characters haven't been in later games? I really don't see the point of this one.

Gameplay would have been fine if it stayed on the ship. If I was Jill the whole game doing the classic RE setup, I think it would have been much better, but no, you got to spend time with shitty characters doing other things in other environments. Impossible to get a good groove going.

The dodge mechanic can also fuck itself. I hate it. Have a dedicated dodge button for the love of fuck. I hate it when games map two functions to the same button/button combo, because it seems like half the time I try to dodge I just move slightly and get hit. Fuck that last boss.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
@juegosmajicos

I just finished RE Revelations.

It's possibly my least favorite RE game yet. The story is a pile of garbage. What was the point of it since all the new characters haven't been in later games? I really don't see the point of this one.

Gameplay would have been fine if it stayed on the ship. If I was Jill the whole game doing the classic RE setup, I think it would have been much better, but no, you got to spend time with shitty characters doing other things in other environments. Impossible to get a good groove going.

The dodge mechanic can also fuck itself. I hate it. Have a dedicated dodge button for the love of fuck. I hate it when games map two functions to the same button/button combo, because it seems like half the time I try to dodge I just move slightly and get hit. Fuck that last boss.
I have not finished Revelations myself, but I see your point about switching out to different characters who are in different settings. It almost takes you out of the moment and the whole experience, whereas in the original, as an example, you were effectively stuck in the mansion with no way out, except forward. That feeling of being trapped and being helpless and so vulverable I think is part of the reason why the originals were considered as good as they were. With a game like Revelations, if you were stuck on that ship the entire game, perhaps the immersion and atmosphere would've kept that sense of being alone, and trapped.

I think that is part of what the RE series has been missing in recent years. Even RE4 I think had it going somewhat because you were always in control of one character, despite the multiple settings. But RE4, while a fantastic game, I know is nowhere near as scary as the originals.

I should get REmake for PS4 perhaps. I'd probably enjoy it now that they added an alternative control scheme.
 
I have not finished Revelations myself, but I see your point about switching out to different characters who are in different settings. It almost takes you out of the moment and the whole experience, whereas in the original, as an example, you were effectively stuck in the mansion with no way out, except forward. That feeling of being trapped and being helpless and so vulverable I think is part of the reason why the originals were considered as good as they were. With a game like Revelations, if you were stuck on that ship the entire game, perhaps the immersion and atmosphere would've kept that sense of being alone, and trapped.

I think that is part of what the RE series has been missing in recent years. Even RE4 I think had it going somewhat because you were always in control of one character, despite the multiple settings. But RE4, while a fantastic game, I know is nowhere near as scary as the originals.

I should get REmake for PS4 perhaps. I'd probably enjoy it now that they added an alternative control scheme.
I started out with 4 and while it's one of my favorite games of all time, it's a bit frustrating seeing what the series became after that. Forced co-op with brain dead partners and action that would make Michael Bay blush. I heard Revelations was a mix of both old and new, but I just have a hard time overlooking the shit story (and this is Capcom here) and the constant moving away from the cruise ship.

Ever watch the teaser trailer for RE5? Looks amazing, no co-op and it even now it gets me excited for a game that doesn't really exist. I should correct myself though, most of the new characters in Revelations suck, but Jill's partner Parker is alright in my books. I would like to see him again.

Another problem I have is just how out of hand everything is. Each game introduces a new organization (so it's never a surprise who the evil guys are), a new virus, new dangling plot points, etc. How many times have I heard "It's Raccoon City all over again"? I like the main cast, Leon is actually one of my favorite characters in gaming. Jill, Claire, Barry, Chris (not in 6 and Revelations though) are all character I like, it's just a shame that the world building is so out of control.

Hopefully 7 is a "new beginning" of sorts. Although it has the same director as Revelations, so I'm not so sure about the game anymore.

I guess I should clarify though, it''s not like I hate the games after 4. I did have fun with 5 and even 6 despite some bizzare design choices and the story. I just would like to see Leon or Claire by themselves trapped in an environment again.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
I started out with 4 and while it's one of my favorite games of all time, it's a bit frustrating seeing what the series became after that. Forced co-op with brain dead partners and action that would make Michael Bay blush. I heard Revelations was a mix of both old and new, but I just have a hard time overlooking the shit story (and this is Capcom here) and the constant moving away from the cruise ship.

Ever watch the teaser trailer for RE5? Looks amazing, no co-op and it even now it gets me excited for a game that doesn't really exist. I should correct myself though, most of the new characters in Revelations suck, but Jill's partner Parker is alright in my books. I would like to see him again.

Another problem I have is just how out of hand everything is. Each game introduces a new organization (so it's never a surprise who the evil guys are), a new virus, new dangling plot points, etc. How many times have I heard "It's Raccoon City all over again"? I like the main cast, Leon is actually one of my favorite characters in gaming. Jill, Claire, Barry, Chris (not in 6 and Revelations though) are all character I like, it's just a shame that the world building is so out of control.

Hopefully 7 is a "new beginning" of sorts. Although it has the same director as Revelations, so I'm not so sure about the game anymore.

I guess I should clarify though, it''s not like I hate the games after 4. I did have fun with 5 and even 6 despite some bizzare design choices and the story. I just would like to see Leon or Claire by themselves trapped in an environment again.
Which reminds me, I need to dl that RE7 demo that came out during E3. Hope it's not another PT demo, and it'll get deleted after a few months.
 
File Metroid Prime: Federation Force under FriedShoes.

I usually don't call games beat until I 100% them (barring usually RPGs), whatever that may mean in each game, but I think in this case that will be mighty difficult if not impossible without a smart, focused, well-oiled team. Should it happen, I'll be sure to post again and you can addendum it.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom

Beat Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Pretty fun game, but it's kind of a slog of a grind-fest (you've got levels with stats you gotta raise in addition to skills and equipment that are RNG dependent).

Ah... but the first time I used the Super Saiyan transformation... that was a great feeling that's hard to top.

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Tomb Raider 2.

Took me 25 hours (may or may not include napping time). I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one, but I still enjoyed it. I will eventually work my way through the rest of the "Missile Boob" saga (shout out to @Shoulder for that one).

My first TR experience was the first one as a kid but since I was a kid I couldn't get far. Next up for me was Underworld on the Wii, then the 2013 reboot. I eventually bought Legends, Anniversary and Underworld on Steam and fired through those. Now I'm playing the classic series.

It's pretty interesting seeing how this series progressed. It started off as a puzzle platformer with only 2 or 3 human enemies and the scattered animal enemy. 2 introduces human goons to kill, but it's still a puzzle platformer at heart. Exploring semi-open environments, finding keys, flipping switches and getting lost in catacombs, sunken ships, the great wall of china, etc. Fast forward to 2013 and it's now more of a third person shooter that has a few puzzles in it. Most of the tombs are optional. It's weird seeing a franchise do a complete 180. From a few enemies between puzzles, it's not a few puzzles between mowing down an insane number of goons. I think the Legends trilogy had a good balance between action and puzzles.

That said, still had a ton of fun with 2013 TR and I'm still looking forward to picking up Rise of the Tomb Raider.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One.

I liked it. The different faction enemies kept things fresh and the game had some rather impressive visuals.

Might jump into some multiplayer even though I'm terrible. We'll have to see.

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Sonic Rush

Pretty good game, but I find Blaze to be too OP against Sonic. Even though the game is literally: Boost and button mash for tricks, its enjoyable overall for the DS. Plus that smexy music:

7/10, definitely recommended game.... If you have nothing else to do.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
The most awesome credits music is playing as I've just finished Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. This game is the true definition of pure awesomeness. The whole retro-80's-flashback-trip-down-memory-lane vibe from it is simply awesome and filled with so much badassery.

Guys, I cannot recommend enough for all of you to give this game a try. The nostalgic vibe I get from all the 80's action flicks of the day brings so many feels.
 

simplyTravis

"A nice guy, but looks like a f'n Jedi!"
I just beat Jotun : Valhalla Edition for the Wii U! I can't talk about it yet but the official review will come out Thursday!

I really...really want to talk about it though.
 
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Karkashan

Married to Chrom

Finished Silent Hill 3 for the PC.

Played a whole lot better than the HD Collection version (that I never finished).

As for the game itself: I liked it quite a bit. I enjoyed myself more in this one than I ever did with the first two games. Katana is love, Katana is bae, btw.

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Karkashan

Married to Chrom
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Finished Resident Evil 4 HD for the PC. Had a file that was in chapter 4 but I decided to just re-do everything and start from the beginning, so that's what I did.

I am a terrible escort because I killed Ashley on accident a grand total of 6 times.

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Just finished Xenoblade Chronicles X.

I was debating whether to take a little break, come back to do the side missions I currently had and then finish it, or finish it, take a break, and do the quests in post game. I went with the second option and boy did I fuck up. Why? Fucking final boss was the biggest piece of shit. I could not do it, I tried and tried and tried and the fucking fight was so bullshit. I was level 51 with good gear and was a Galactic Knight so my class was solid.

Ugh, the game did that whole "hey dipshit, why don't you drop down to easy mode for this fight", I had to do it, then I beat it first try. Don't even feel accomplished really.

I'm gonna play some shorter games like Axiom Verge. I guess I'll come back to it some day. Boy I hate being salty over a boss fight.

edit: also, the interesting story bits that I really wanted the game to expand on all got crammed in the last chapter and sequel hook.
 
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SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
Finished Super Mario RPG. 6.5/10. I don't think it aged very well. The major problem is the totally weird difficulty. It will go from way too easy to unfair in the blink of an eye.

It was a good experience overall, just not the classic I was hoping for.
 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
And I just beat Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire for the N64 for the first time in about 16 years.

9/10. Tremendous variety, incredible visuals and sound for the time. A fantastic sense of adventure and a worthy component of the Star Wars universe.
 

BobSilencieux

Well-Known Member
Axiom Verge. I'll do a little write up in the Metroid thread
That was quick.

I just "finished" it too. Of course I have to go back for 100% items. Oh, I friggin loved it. The originality in the weapons and gear, the endlessly satisfying movement mechanics, the setting and lore (and the mystery!), the incredible versatility of the gear (I figured out a little something akin to the infinite bomb jump from Super Metroid. Not quite as hard to pull off, but damn satisfying to realise you kinda weren't meant to be able to do that... and that you can now jump up to any conceivable height in the game.)... Man, what a game.

 
I just finished Supra Mayro Kratt. ITS DA BEST MALIO KERT GAEM EVAR!!!!

Here is proof that it is a good game, if you disagree, you have not played good games.
(Please donate the actual Mario Kart 8 to cure my epilepsy from playing this fucking travesty of a game)
 
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BobSilencieux

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What's the infinite jump thing you found?
Jump, teleport up, fire drone up, teleport to drone, teleport up, teleport up, fire drone up, teleport to drone, teleport up, teleport up........ etc
I was just messing around with it, and got it consistent enough to vertically climb this ~10 grid-square room in Ukkin-Na (labelled no.5 in this pic).
 
Jump, teleport up, fire drone up, teleport to drone, teleport up, teleport up, fire drone up, teleport to drone, teleport up, teleport up........ etc
I was just messing around with it, and got it consistent enough to vertically climb this ~10 grid-square room in Ukkin-Na (labelled no.5 in this pic).
Gotcha, figured it had something to do with those moves. I tried messing around with it but couldn't quite get the hang of it.
I don't like double tapping for the teleport

Didn't know you could label things other than 1 or 2. Finding all the tricks out Bob
 

BobSilencieux

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It would take waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long to explain. Like 3000 words too long. It was a serviceable and fun game, mostly, but how is it possible that the audience in this modern era has been so effectively hoodwinked by the publishers and the games media into thinking that the huge glaring flaws and inadequacies present in the game simply don't exist?! Bleh.
 
It would take waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long to explain. Like 3000 words too long. It was a serviceable and fun game, mostly, but how is it possible that the audience in this modern era has been so effectively hoodwinked by the publishers and the games media into thinking that the huge glaring flaws and inadequacies present in the game simply don't exist?! Bleh.
I'll respect your opinion for sure, and I like to believe that you know me well enough that I don't think I'm brainwashed.

I play old games too, I think it's important to ignore the past of it, hence why my steam profile is loaded with older stuff like Tomb Raider, Doom, System Shock, etc. All that said, I think Infamous 2's fun factor outweighs the cons.

I had some camera issues and some fights were a bit bullshitty. I had one glitch where the camera locked in place but I had control of Cole so he could run off screen like a Scooby Doo cartoon. But when I got the leash to play as an Electro-Spiderman, I had such a dumb smile on my face.

I guess I could be labelled a simpleton in that if I'm having fun then I can forgive some flaws. Look at No More Heroes for example.

I love the 90's too, but I mean that era did produce a lot of shit too. Some companies like Capcom never really change, Mega Man had 6 very same-y yet fun games.

Idk, sad to see it pissed you off, but I stand by the fact I love Infamous 2, jumping around a big city zapping bad guys in the balls - that was fun enough for me.
 

BobSilencieux

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Nah CoV, I know you're a discerning guy. I'm actually of the same mind as you - if I'm having fun I can certainly look past flaws that would otherwise grate on me, and even consider things that would be a deal-breaker for most people these days irrelevant, like sub-par graphics and production values. And for the most part, I had fun with Infamous 2. But for me personally, the cons just slightly outweighed the fun. There were so many bugs and glitches (another symptom of the modern era of 3d games being too complex for their own good) like the running off screen thing; that happened to me. I had to use the mini map and jump like a loon until I could find some water to kill myself in. Also the final mission didn't show up on the map: I had turn turn the game off and back on again, then it kicked in. I walked through walls, and was repeatedly insta-killed by clipping into the ground... But yes, overall a fun game that made me hate the modern game industry just a little bit more.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
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Finally got back into the swing of things after a few days of sudden disinterest in playing video games last week and finished Pokemon Leaf Green.

The RNG rolls in this game felt like some of the absolute worst, but it wasn't something so terrible that I couldn't plan (read: grind) around it.

If you count remakes as being a part of the generation they're remaking rather than the one they appeared in, I've beaten at least 1 game from the first four gens.

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Finished Silent Hill 4: The Escort Mission.

On the whole, it was okay, but it's definitely not one I really wanna replay anytime soon.

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I liked the game up until you get the side kick. Once she leaves again at the very end I liked it again. If she wasn't a tag along and you didn't have to run through old levels with invincible enemies chasing you (could never pin them down) then I'd say it would be one of if not the best in the series.
 
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