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SanAndreasX said:
30. Nintendo's other huge crossover franchise (hint #2)
29. This arcade game is my favorite arcade game of all time. It was the debut of two of the biggest franchises of all time.
28. DIY version of one of the franchises in #29.

30.  Mario Kart 8?
28.  Super Mario Maker 2.

S.Peelman said:
#31: This game franchise is not supposed to be in the survival horror genre, but because this familiar looking antagonist haunts you from beginning to end, this game might as well be.

Metroid Fusion?



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

More clues:

30.  a)  This popular series had let you choose your character before, but this is the first time where 4 different people could also play at the same time.
b)  The main character of this game is known for defeating King Kong and Godzilla (or at least creatures that resemble them).

28.  a)  Mode 7 graphics are one thing that originally made this game impress, but the playstyle for this franchise is nothing like this game any more.
b)  The main villain in this game is arguably the greatest villain ever.  Not just in video games, but books, movies, etc...everything.

27.  a)  A similar style PS4 game came out last year, but I still prefer this PS2 game that was based more on a movie.
b)  The actor in the movie also did some voice over work for this PS2 game.

25.  This Switch game is a combination of two different franchises.  It also appeared on other platforms before coming to Switch.

30. Mario Kart 64?

SanAndreasX said:
30. Nintendo's other huge crossover franchise (hint #2)
29. This arcade game is my favorite arcade game of all time. It was the debut of two of the biggest franchises of all time.
28. DIY version of one of the franchises in #29.

30. Mario Kart 64?



Landale_Star said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

More clues:

30.  a)  This popular series had let you choose your character before, but this is the first time where 4 different people could also play at the same time.
b)  The main character of this game is known for defeating King Kong and Godzilla (or at least creatures that resemble them).

28.  a)  Mode 7 graphics are one thing that originally made this game impress, but the playstyle for this franchise is nothing like this game any more.
b)  The main villain in this game is arguably the greatest villain ever.  Not just in video games, but books, movies, etc...everything.

27.  a)  A similar style PS4 game came out last year, but I still prefer this PS2 game that was based more on a movie.
b)  The actor in the movie also did some voice over work for this PS2 game.

25.  This Switch game is a combination of two different franchises.  It also appeared on other platforms before coming to Switch.

30. Mario Kart 64?

A good guess, but I never owned a N64.



Farsala said:
New hints.

33- Go into the sea of space and visit new worlds. New characters get recruited. Although the main character is from a scientifically advanced planet, he needs to create new items with simple crafting from a less advanced planet to become stronger. Combat involves quick attacks or slow attacks that break guards, with many available combos.

32- Unlike most games in this genre, this game primarily takes place in an urban city. This game features guns, but the ammo is limited as well as the damage. The characters you can recruit can also become more than just friends.

31- This sequel came very late in the system's lifetime, but it shouldn't be ignored. To completely master this game required a lot of gameplay knowledge at the time. It did not feature an infamous antagonist and instead had a unique antagonist.

33- Star Ocean til the end of Time

A game that mostly takes place in a medieval world, but with some aspects of sci fi. Fayt and Cliff were awesome starters, and although the combat could be quite easy at times, I really enjoyed the change of pace of just slashing enemies to death in a JRPG. The Story was awesome, and recruiting new characters to join your cause was always interesting. The dragonrider character Albel Nox was even voiced by one of my favorite voice actors. It is truly worthy of being one of the top JRPGs of the PS2.

32- Persona 5        =Unguessed

As my first Persona game I had high hopes due to all the praise this JRPG series got, and I was largely satisfied. Persona 5 has one of the best OSTs of any game with some good singing and guitar riffs, the soundtracks all fit well into each area and the boss fights. Speaking of boss fights, the antagonists were all quite fun to deal with, because their villainous backstory was well defined. Each new character recruited also became romance options, as well as each new zone offering more romance options. It was quite enjoyable cutting deep into each character.

31- The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask                =Unguessed

It truly was a strong swan song for the N64. The combos of each mask and songs to turn back time and to redo the 72 hours again in order to gain more items were quite enjoyable and felt innovative for the time. Each puzzle, boss, and minigames were enjoyable to play day in and day out.



Flilix said:
Mnementh said:

I also though maybe Monster Hunter World is a possibiliity.

Yeah, but my game is not open world.

Wait, you saidd the last entry in the franchise was going open world, but you aren't asking for that last entry?



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SanAndreasX said:
30. Nintendo's other huge crossover franchise (hint #2)
29. This arcade game is my favorite arcade game of all time. It was the debut of two of the biggest franchises of all time.
28. DIY version of one of the franchises in #29.

#30: Mario Kart Deluxe

I think the other two had guesses that match mine.

Darashiva said:

Here are hints for my next handful of games:

30:

-If Hayao Miyazaki made a game.

29:

-The origin of the Dragon and the Mad Dog.

28:

-The goal is the mountain in the distance, but that's not really all that important here.

27:

-Possibly the first game ever that had a film specifically made to promote it.

#26:

-Heart, darkness, friendship, XIII, silliness, unexpected prologue.

#29: Yakuza Zero?

The_Liquid_Laser said:
Mnementh said:

#27: This might be Spiderman. The one for PS2 obviously. I think they had voice actors from the movie.

#25: This probably totally is Hyrule Warriors.

27 is actually Spider-Man 2, but your guess is close enough.

25 is incorrect.  It fits the clue, but you guessed this as my #46 game.

Oh, that's embarrassing, that I already guessed Hyrule Warriors. Hmm, then maybe #25 might be Dragon Quest Builders.

The_Liquid_Laser said:
Landale_Star said:

30. Mario Kart 64?

A good guess, but I never owned a N64.

Super Mario Kart



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my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

#34 Dragon Quest Builders
guessed by The_Liquid_Laser
platform Switch
release year 2016
developer/publisher Square Enix
genre sandbox
links Wikipedia
past years 2018: #18

At cursory look this games seems like Minecraft with a Dragon Quest paint. And that actually isn't that wrong. So initially I thought this game wouldn't be for me, because I never got warm with Minecraft in the first place. But DQB had a free demo on the eShop, and so I thought: why not, give it a try. A few hours later I hit the end of the demo and was surprised, as I had totally forgotten I only played the demo. I wanted to play on, but the game was still some time away from release, so I was awaiting the game eagerly.

What did it make work so much better than Minecraft for me? Well, basically simple things. Quests from the townspeople and the gratifying feeling then you have fulfilled it and townspeople come running and gather around you in a circle and clap their hands, because you built a sleeping room or whatever. Building feels with a purpose, as the game recognizes structures with some basic rules and counts them towards you village score and shows it to you with visual and acoustic feedback. Many buildings enticed also the people to do something, like in a kitchen the villagers started coooking or in a workshop building simple stuff. This was helpful for you. And some basic story with big boss fights that involve building stuff to fight them. These are simple changes on the surface, but they give building a purpose and that makes all the difference.

This game was fun and a good creative experience, because while you follow rules to create buildings, these rules are loose and give you much room to provide your own touch. You have a endgame free builders island too, in which you can build as you wish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9m8uRfOl8s



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Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

The_Liquid_Laser said:
S.Peelman said:

30: Super Mario 3D World

28: Yoshi's Island? No wait! I know which one fits better; Is it Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back?

Both are extrememly good guesses, but not correct.  You are very close on 30, but it doesn't quite fit my first clue.
Darth Vader is arguably the greatest villain of all time in any medium.  The villain I am thinking of is the only other character I can think of that could compete with Vader as the greatest villain of all time.

#30: New Super Mario Bros U I think then.

#28: Uhmm, other big villains I thought could be The Joker, but I don’t think there’s a Batman game on SNES that uses Mode 7. Or like I initially thought Bowser, but he’s not really that across media. I had to look up a list of random villains to jog my memory, and there’s one that might fit the bill; Dracula.

Is #28 Super Castlevania IV?

The_Liquid_Laser said: 
S.Peelman said:
#31: This game franchise is not supposed to be in the survival horror genre, but because this familiar looking antagonist haunts you from beginning to end, this game might as well be.

Metroid Fusion?

Metroid Fusion is right!

My last few games have been guessed quite quickly, which is good, but it kind of gives me the excuse to make my hints just a tad more difficult.

In any case it seems the thread is more popular than last year, which is great!

EDIT: That add on mobile that keeps taking you to the Appstore with the search querry ‘puzzlegamesbyvgchartz’ has another problem besides being gigantically annoying; it breaks the mobile text editor if you aren’t fast enough. I had to rewrite this post twice because it would break off and open the stupid app store.

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I'll try to catch up...

#50 - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

I know some Luigi's Mansion stans don't like this game because it's more level-based and less exploration-focused than the first game, but I think the levels and puzzles in this game are very very well designed, the atmosphere is great and the mansions have great variety, which is one of my favorite things about the game.

#49 - Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

This game has a great job system (it's a shame that some of the jobs are hidden behind some tedious tasks, though) and a very fun turn-based battle system, I like that it's faster paced than its predecessors'. Like most other Dragon Quest games, this title focuses more on the little stories in each town rather than the overall plot, and some of these little stories can be really moving.

#48 - Bravely Default

This game features a super deep and engaging turn-based battle system and an addicting job system (which are very rare these days in japanese RPGs). The soundtrack is great and the art-style looks really good on the 3DS. It's a shame that the latter part of the game is so repetitive,  otherwise it would be waaaay higher in this list.

#47 - Dark Cloud 2

My favourite part of this game is the highly involved town-building feature, it's really fun to come up with design ideas and to make villagers go to live in your towns.  The sidequests you do to bring people to your towns really help to flesh out said NPCs. The soundtrack is top notch and the cel-shaded visuals have aged like fine wine. Also, I must mention that this game has my favorite fishing mini-game ever (sorry Ocarina of Time and Okami).

#46 - Ratchet & Clank: Up your Arsenal

This game features a great variety of weapons for you to use (hence Up Your Arsenal ) , most of which are actually useful. Just like most other R&C games, this game's gameplay is the definition of fun and the quality of the humor is actually pretty good. The variety of levels is really really good, one of my favorites being when

Spoiler!
Ratchet and Clank go to some Hollywood-esque world and Clank acts in a movie. After that they fight some Britney-clone robot.

Also, it's easily one of the best games in the series content-wise (and well, overall).

Last edited by Keybladewielder - on 26 December 2019

Mnementh said:
Darashiva said:

Here are hints for my next handful of games:

30:

-If Hayao Miyazaki made a game.

29:

-The origin of the Dragon and the Mad Dog.

28:

-The goal is the mountain in the distance, but that's not really all that important here.

27:

-Possibly the first game ever that had a film specifically made to promote it.

#26:

-Heart, darkness, friendship, XIII, silliness, unexpected prologue.

#29: Yakuza Zero?

Correct.



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