Marry the Kill - 2016 Game Completion Thread

I finished the Rom Hack known as Sonic 2 Adventure Edition
One of the best Rom Hacks I have played so far. Sure it has several glitches like not being able to hit the boxes or glitching through loops because you are going too fast, but I really liked the automatic spindash using the S button. It made the whole experience much faster and easier to speedrun.
 
I am surprised no one figured out the multi-spindash trick up in the video above. Just rapidly press S 2 times in a row and you reach mach speed quickly
 
Finished Doom. Well actually, I beat it twice already. I'm really impressed with it. It's just a ton of fun being a badass killing demons. I went back to do another playthrough to unlock all the secrets and whatnot. Don't know if I'll play all the Classic levels, but I still want to keep playing. I won't though, I'll dig into Gravity Rush some more over the weekend.

Doom might be my Resident Evil 4 of this generation. RE4 was a game that surprised the fuck out of me and I couldn't stop replaying it. Doubt I'll play Doom as much as RE4, but if I had this back in high school or college I might have.

Good stuff.
 
Gravity Rush. It was a good game but could have been great. The controls take awhile to get use too and are fine when you're taking your time, but in timed missions or navigating around a lot of obstacles or enemies is when it gets frustrating. I'm really hoping the sequel fixes it up.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom

Played through all of the Maverick Hunter X for the PSP tonight. This game on the PSP screen looks very vibrant and pretty, and actually feels pretty similar to how things played on the SNES.

From a generic standpoint I'd give this game an 8/10 easy, as it's very well made and highly enjoyable, and as a fangirl of the Mega Man series I'd bump it up to a 9 because it makes me squee on the inside (and a bit on the outside, tbh).

praisegrima
 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Apart of me really loves it, a bit of me is disappointed. Gameplay is top notch and all that, but the puzzles were really easy. Well, the main story's were, the optional ones had me stumped for a bit. I talked about it in the CT, but I'm still confused why Tomb Raider decides to hide it's best moments. It's not like the series never sold millions and millions on the ps1.

Story wise was cliche. Lara was okay, but towards the end I got really sick of hearing the words "I've got to do ___" or "there's got to be a way to ____". She did have some badass moments though.

The Croft Manor side story may have been my favorite part. No combat, tons of documents to flesh out her parents and dick head uncle, and her old butler. It's just puzzles and finding the correct item/note to open up the way to the next. I turned off waypoint markers and Bat-vision and just explored on my own. Very enjoyable. Also had a nice bit of nostalgia that made me laugh. The butler had a note telling Lord Croft how she locked him in the freezer (which is what a lot of players did in Tomb Raider 2). There's a Jade Dragon stature from China that was apart of a set, referencing TR 2. The dual pistols make their appearance, and she can play a record that has the symphony of croft manor from the old games. There may be other easter eggs, but I have yet to play 3-6 of the old missile boob series.

Overall I'm very pleased with it, but if the story is gonna continue being so serious, perhaps it can take itself less seriously then. I think a tone like Casino Royale would be nice. 007 was a bit more serious, but still had his wit, charm and sarcasm. Lara would do well to bring some of that back. Please Crystal Dynamics?
 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
Beat a couple of games the last few days...

1. DOOM II: Hell On Earth - 9/10. Mostly a tremendous followup... The new enemies are spectacular, and killing them with the Super Shotgun is pure art. The ending of the game leaves a little to be desired coughihatetheiconofsincough

2. Pokemon White 2 - 8.25/10. Overall, it's a nice extension of of Gen V. A little more variety with the Pokemon is nice, and it's fun to explore the world more. It is, however, far too long. The ending sequence takes forever!

3. Super Paper Mario - 8/10. Man, what an amazing art style! It has the Paper Mario charm, and the Paper Mario pitfalls... These games can never achieve greatness because they are inherently flawed from the start. The franchise is mostly an aesthetic vehicle. Platforming is too iffy, difficult curve is wonky. But hey, you play a Paper Mario game for the characters and the charm, and this one certainly delivers on both of those accounts.
 
Killzone Shadow Fall.

Gorgeous game. Hard as fuck, the wrong kinda of hard. It's insanely easy to die, when you go down if your robot is up and about you can heal if you have a health kit. You can only hold 2 at a time. It's very frustrating especially in the later levels. I can't remember the last time I've been this frustrated with a game. If I ever replay Killzone 3 or this one, I'm playing them on easy and I say that with no shame. My fuck...

Stealth is also insanely bad. Melee a guard to death and then it seems like the whole area knows where you're too. It would be hilarious if you didn't die so easy.

Each game in this series seems to get worse and worse. I actually really like the first Killzone. This one has none of the cool weapons from 2 and 3, you can't change out your primary gun so weapons are really limited. I was disappointed in how linear it was after I heard how some levels are pretty open...that's bullshit.

Honestly, my favorite thing about this game is the story, and it doesn't even handle that very well. I really enjoy the backstory of the series. I read the whole timeline on the Killzone wikia and it's actually good stuff. Shadow takes place 30 odd years after 3, with the Helghans have half the planet of Vekta. It creates a Cold War scenario. You're a military grunt taking orders from a fuck head who wants all Helghans dead. You meet a woman named Echo who is a half-breed who just wants to end the war, she makes you see how horrible life is behind the wall that separates the two races and all that. I'm interested in all that, but it's not handled the best in game. That's how it mostly goes for this series. I honestly wouldn't mind reading a novelization of the series or seeing a Netflix series about it, I really do think it has potential for great stories.

Sigh. Maybe I'm in one of those moods today, but this started off "okay" and ended up being "fuck this shit". Glimpses of a fantastic game exist here but I guess the rush for the PS4 launch made it suffer.


I really don't know about Horizon: Zero Dawn anymore. Guerrilla as a developer hasn't been that great lately with Killzone 3 and Shadow Fall. 3 wasn't terrible, but at the time I thought it was the weakest. I'm worried Horizon will look gorgeous but be the bog-standard open world game that every Ubisoft game is now with an interesting story that isn't fleshed out and gameplay mechanics that are half baked. Prove me wrong Guerrilla.
 
Uncharted 2. Enjoyed it a lot, some later levels I had a hard time with but enjoyable.

I don't fault Uncharted/Naughty Dog, but it's a shame this style took over 3D platforming, a lot of platforming/climbing in these games are really easy and mindless.
 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
Finished Red Steel for the 5th time.

What a waste of a great concept to launch the Wii remote with. I can't think of a major game with as many debilitating control issues. The cursor jumps around the screen all the time, no matter where you put it and no matter how you have the sensor bar positioned. When the frame rate dips during one particular sword fight late in the game, it makes it near impossible to complete.

All of that said, when the game is functioning properly, it's pretty fun. The shooting is much better than the swordplay, and has some pretty nice set pieces. Oh, and the music is excellent.

My experience with the game is clouded to a degree with nostalgia because I was super hyped to play it back in 2006 as a Wii launch title. I give it a 5.75, but realistically it's closer to a 4.5
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
Killzone Shadow Fall.

Gorgeous game. Hard as fuck, the wrong kinda of hard. It's insanely easy to die, when you go down if your robot is up and about you can heal if you have a health kit. You can only hold 2 at a time. It's very frustrating especially in the later levels. I can't remember the last time I've been this frustrated with a game. If I ever replay Killzone 3 or this one, I'm playing them on easy and I say that with no shame. My fuck...

Stealth is also insanely bad. Melee a guard to death and then it seems like the whole area knows where you're too. It would be hilarious if you didn't die so easy.

Each game in this series seems to get worse and worse. I actually really like the first Killzone. This one has none of the cool weapons from 2 and 3, you can't change out your primary gun so weapons are really limited. I was disappointed in how linear it was after I heard how some levels are pretty open...that's bullshit.

Honestly, my favorite thing about this game is the story, and it doesn't even handle that very well. I really enjoy the backstory of the series. I read the whole timeline on the Killzone wikia and it's actually good stuff. Shadow takes place 30 odd years after 3, with the Helghans have half the planet of Vekta. It creates a Cold War scenario. You're a military grunt taking orders from a fuck head who wants all Helghans dead. You meet a woman named Echo who is a half-breed who just wants to end the war, she makes you see how horrible life is behind the wall that separates the two races and all that. I'm interested in all that, but it's not handled the best in game. That's how it mostly goes for this series. I honestly wouldn't mind reading a novelization of the series or seeing a Netflix series about it, I really do think it has potential for great stories.

Sigh. Maybe I'm in one of those moods today, but this started off "okay" and ended up being "fuck this shit". Glimpses of a fantastic game exist here but I guess the rush for the PS4 launch made it suffer.


I really don't know about Horizon: Zero Dawn anymore. Guerrilla as a developer hasn't been that great lately with Killzone 3 and Shadow Fall. 3 wasn't terrible, but at the time I thought it was the weakest. I'm worried Horizon will look gorgeous but be the bog-standard open world game that every Ubisoft game is now with an interesting story that isn't fleshed out and gameplay mechanics that are half baked. Prove me wrong Guerrilla.
So, I didn't even know you completed Shadow Fall, and that your post was right above my post about KZ: SF. :mfacepalm:

Guerrilla Games for the Killzone series has been more about showing off their technical knowhow, in the same way how Crytek loves to show off their games. The difference between Crysis and Killzone though, is that Killzone is a console exclusive. With Crysis, you still have the old saying, "Can it run Crysis?" This was the benchmark game for everyone's Gaming PC, and even with Crysis 3, we still use it as a measure for how good or bad our rigs are. But with Killzone? It's already a console game, so using the phrase, "Can it run Killzone," is about as daft as Donald Trump is. At least with Crysis, it has purpose, and it's purpose is to test-drive your PC rigs. Killzone's purpose is purely to exist within the confines of a console experience, and only show off what the system can do at that particular time. So its purpose is really only useful once, whereas Crysis can be useful for years and years.

So I am incorrect in saying that Killzone: Shadow Fall lacks any substance, because it does have substance...once. After that though, there's little to no redeeming value for it. Again, it's a game where its sole existence is to showcase with eye candy. Wolfenstein: The New Older is a prime example of a game that exists purely as a measure of substance, and from what I can gather from your thoughts, DOOM also extends to that substance as well. It also looks great, so it's possible it has both style, AND substance.
 
So, I didn't even know you completed Shadow Fall, and that your post was right above my post about KZ: SF. :mfacepalm:

Guerrilla Games for the Killzone series has been more about showing off their technical knowhow, in the same way how Crytek loves to show off their games. The difference between Crysis and Killzone though, is that Killzone is a console exclusive. With Crysis, you still have the old saying, "Can it run Crysis?" This was the benchmark game for everyone's Gaming PC, and even with Crysis 3, we still use it as a measure for how good or bad our rigs are. But with Killzone? It's already a console game, so using the phrase, "Can it run Killzone," is about as daft as Donald Trump is. At least with Crysis, it has purpose, and it's purpose is to test-drive your PC rigs. Killzone's purpose is purely to exist within the confines of a console experience, and only show off what the system can do at that particular time. So its purpose is really only useful once, whereas Crysis can be useful for years and years.

So I am incorrect in saying that Killzone: Shadow Fall lacks any substance, because it does have substance...once. After that though, there's little to no redeeming value for it. Again, it's a game where its sole existence is to showcase with eye candy. Wolfenstein: The New Older is a prime example of a game that exists purely as a measure of substance, and from what I can gather from your thoughts, DOOM also extends to that substance as well. It also looks great, so it's possible it has both style, AND substance.
Yeah, after being amazed by Doom and disappointed by Killzone, I think my next shooter will be either a replay of Wolfenstein The New Order or buy Return to Castle Wolfenstein on steam. It would have been Quake but for some reason the controls get locked up even if I uninstall and re-install it again.

This is why I'm worried about Horizon now. Will it be just another graphical showcase for the PS4 Pro? The details I've heard about it's open world doesn't fill me with confidence. I fear it'll be a beautiful game with unique enemies but filled with Ubisoft-tier collectibles and repetitive objectives.


And for the record, I still really like Killzone 1. I enjoy 2 as well.
 

tekshow

Active Member
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Beat Color Splash with a nearly 100% completion rating. Absolutely loved it. Maybe not my most desired direction for the series but Nintendo can continue the adventure path for the genre if the writing, puzzles, and exploration is this imaginative. Even the toad NPCs had a tremendous amount of personality despite them living a lie of being individuals. They're all clones but they don't know it! It has a place next to TTYD for me and bests Super Paper Mario out of that position. I'd even say some of the pacing is better than TTYD as I never found the boring middle section. Solid game and I plan to replay it before the Switch hits.

This week:
Best the Ratchet reboot for PS4. Game is incredibly gorgeous and comparison to any Pixar movie is finally a deserved contrast. Slick visuals aside after playing every Ratchet game except that forgettable multiplayer one, I was kinda left feeling "meh" about the ending. Picked it up on sale for $17 so it was a nice diversion but I kept waiting for the real excitement to begin, and then it was over.


Future goals:
MGSV which I'm about 10 hours in

South Park Stick of Truth which is just got for XBO
 

Odo

Well-Known Member
I haven't beaten anything since XCX.

Actually, I didn't beat XCX. The game got too boring for me to grind for the last boss. So I didn't beat his last form. I'll beat YW2 soon though, I reckon.
 

tekshow

Active Member
Onward and upward!


Turns out South Park: The Stick of Truth was right up my alley. Another cheap game, and while short I enjoyed its brevity. It was about 15 hours for me to walk through, maybe a little longer as I was grinding and then realized the level cap happens super fast. For anyone who hasn't played it the game is essentially Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door but with the South Park Universe. Obsidian, known for Fallout 1,2, and New Vegas developed the game published by Ubisoft.

The sequel coming in he spring looks to be bigger in every way including the Roy elements. Some of it got repetitive, but it's short enough that it just feels like a longer South Park movie. There were some great Nintendo references, even a tunic and master sword, and some Skyrim nods thrown in for good measured. Like a South Park show I was laughed as equally as I found myself appalled. Fun times over all...


Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain has taken a back seat. I just started playing Red Dead Redemption and quickly got absorbed. I'm more than halfway through, I never actually beat it before because my PS3 hard drive died right before the PS4 came out and I moved on.

That's all for now, back to the old west!
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
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Beat Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on PC today. It's a lot more refined than the first game, but there are some really bad graphical glitches in a couple of spots, as well as some mis-timed audio files. Other than that, I really enjoyed my experience with this game and I'll probably play a little bit of co-op and stuff over the next couple days until Pokemon comes out.

praisegrima
 
I just finished the first FEAR expansion Extraction Point.

It's not really worth a play. Same type of environments as the first with 1 new weapon and 1 new type of annoying as fuck enemies. The story is not even canon so it wasn't really anything new. It was okay but failed to live up to it's premise. It's about escaping a city but all you do is visit environments that looks identical to the first game. I might pass on the second expansion. If I do play it it'll probably be on a Saturday where I'm beyond bored and just want to shoot shit in slo mo
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
I just finished the first FEAR expansion Extraction Point.

It's not really worth a play. Same type of environments as the first with 1 new weapon and 1 new type of annoying as fuck enemies. The story is not even canon so it wasn't really anything new. It was okay but failed to live up to it's premise. It's about escaping a city but all you do is visit environments that looks identical to the first game. I might pass on the second expansion. If I do play it it'll probably be on a Saturday where I'm beyond bored and just want to shoot shit in slo mo
I remember playing extraction point back when that first came out as I was a massive fan of the first game. Yeah, it was nowhere near as good, but it had a few good moments from what I remember, including some good scares.

Some of those creepy moments though in the first game had me nearly jumping out of my chair back in the day.
 
Finally finished up Tomb Raider 3. What a long ass game.

I hear 4 has backtracking to previous levels, that sounds like a complicated nightmare. Will most likely wait until 2017 to play that one.
 
Also just finished Half Life: Opposing Force.

Overall a great game, but Chapter 10 can fuck itself. Barely any health and tough enemies galore. Other than that, great stuff.
 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
Beat Pokemon Y last week. 9.5/10. It's such a perfect escalation of the seriousness of the series after Gen 5. Battling and leveling up are on steroids, the visuals are lovely. A tremendous experience.

We absolutely need a Pokemon Z. Perhaps the swan song for the 3DS for the 2018 holiday season?
 

Superfakerbros

ECE 2018
Moderator
Beat Phoenix Wright: Spirit of Justice

Well, we finally got a good Apollo Justice game, I'll give it that :p

Definitely one of my favorites in the series but it did drag on a bit during the last case. If it wasn't for that, it may have come close to Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
 
Beat Phoenix Wright: Spirit of Justice

Well, we finally got a good Apollo Justice game, I'll give it that :p

Definitely one of my favorites in the series but it did drag on a bit during the last case. If it wasn't for that, it may have come close to Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
Since I played 5 Phoenix games and the Edgeworth game relatively recent, should I jump in or give it a bit of a break?
 
Have you played HL: Opposing Force? Not only is it a lot longer (Blue Shift takes you around 2 hours), but I think the game itself is better.
Yeah I beat it a few days ago, just scroll up a bit my friend. :p

I agree though, Opposing Force was very good. Makes me want to check out some other Gearbox games.
 
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

Essentially just getting the expansion packs done between this and Half Life. It was a ton of fun, had a few difficulty spikes out of nowhere but it was a solid game that make me want to replay The New Order.

Mick Gordon can officially do every game soundtrack from now on and I would be happy

 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
I just finished the first FEAR expansion Extraction Point.

It's not really worth a play. Same type of environments as the first with 1 new weapon and 1 new type of annoying as fuck enemies. The story is not even canon so it wasn't really anything new. It was okay but failed to live up to it's premise. It's about escaping a city but all you do is visit environments that looks identical to the first game. I might pass on the second expansion. If I do play it it'll probably be on a Saturday where I'm beyond bored and just want to shoot shit in slo mo
That's actually one of my favorite expansions/DLC's ever.

Finished Gunman Clive 2. 8/10.

Very, very difficult game! It's basically an improvement across the board from the first game. So, if you enjoyed 1, you'll love 2. Can't get much more fun out of a game for $3 than this.
 
Paper Mario Color Splash.

I think my biggest problem with this type of Paper Mario is that there isn't any new mechanics to look forward too. Some levels were great and the writings was too, but no upgrades, no new side characters, no items or anything to get. What you get in the beginning is all you get throughout the whole experience, and as a result, I was getting pretty bored by the end.

Still, was fun.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
Moderator
Paper Mario Color Splash.

I think my biggest problem with this type of Paper Mario is that there isn't any new mechanics to look forward too. Some levels were great and the writings was too, but no upgrades, no new side characters, no items or anything to get. What you get in the beginning is all you get throughout the whole experience, and as a result, I was getting pretty bored by the end.

Still, was fun.
Not gonna lie. You sir have been on a game beating tear this year. Games see you coming and there scared.
 
Not gonna lie. You sir have been on a game beating tear this year. Games see you coming and there scared.
Yeah......yeah.

I don't have cable or anything, and don't watch much on Netflix. Besides drawing and reading sometimes, game has been my go-to hobby all year. I'll always go out if someone texts me, so games are solely my "me time". I think this year more so cause I really hate not keeping my mind occupied out of fear of how I was two years ago.

Still, could have worse hobbies eh?
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
Moderator
Yeah......yeah.

I don't have cable or anything, and don't watch much on Netflix. Besides drawing and reading sometimes, game has been my go-to hobby all year. I'll always go out if someone texts me, so games are solely my "me time". I think this year more so cause I really hate not keeping my mind occupied out of fear of how I was two years ago.

Still, could have worse hobbies eh?
You sound no different then me. This is what I do play games. I don't care for TV in any form.
 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
Completed two games today:

Final DOOM: TNT Evilution gets a 8.5/10. Not deserving of the large levels of hate it gets from the DOOM community. Also, I love Mount Pain.

Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1 gets a 10/10. Returning to Rapture with Elizabeth combined with some nice stealth elements culminating in an epic boss fight is perfection.
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
Ok, I think I've caught up and @SkywardCrowbar with something episodic like that I'm not sure I can count it as a full game, especially since it's a part of an expansion for another game, rather than being it's own thing (like A new Hope is it's own thing, I guess)

praisegrima
 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
Completed Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 in one sitting. Without a doubt the best DLC I've ever played. What a incredible way to wrap up maybe the best story in the history of gaming. 10/10.

I'm just sad there's no more Bioshock for me to play.

EDIT: @Karkashan Now that I've completed the entire DLC, does that count?
 

Karkashan

Married to Chrom
Completed Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 in one sitting. Without a doubt the best DLC I've ever played. What a incredible way to wrap up maybe the best story in the history of gaming. 10/10.

I'm just sad there's no more Bioshock for me to play.
Now that I've completed the entire DLC, does that count?
Yeah, I'll count it just as "Bioshock: Burial at Sea"

grimabepraised
 

SkywardCrowbar

Twintelle's loyal Husbando
Completed Pokemon Sun.

9.5/10. A tremendous way to breathe new life into the magical world of Pokemon!

Streamlined gameplay, amazing atmosphere and music, great new elements, the best Pokemon story yet... Nintendo and Game Freak hit a grand slam with this one.
 
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