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Just going to rewrite it. The reply thingy ain't showing up properly with previous posts.

Jan:
1) FF7R
2) Mass Effect 1
3) Mass Effect 2
4) Mass Effect 3

Feb:
5) P5S
6) Uncharted 4
7) Uncharted Lost Legacy
8) Tiny Tina Assault on Dragonskeep

March:
9) Elden Ring
10) Far Cry 6
11) Horizon Forbidden West

Currently playing:
FF Stranger of Paradise



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Virtua Tennis 3 - 6/10

Fight'N Rage - 9/10

Streets of Rage 4 Mr. X Nightmare - 7/10

Double Dragon Neon - 5/10

The Ninja Saviors - 7/10

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 9/10

Dragon Ball Z Sagas - 3/10

Starsky and Hutch - 5/10

Sega Soccer Slam - 6/10

Tales of Eternia - 5/10

Atelier Iris 2 - 7/10

Mana Khemia 2 (Ulrika playthrough) - 9/10

Sonic Advance - 5/10

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 - 4/10

Last edited by Player2 - on 01 July 2022

derpysquirtle64 said:

2022 completions:

  1. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) - Neutral, NG+ True Neutral
  2. Serious Sam 4 (Xbox Series X)
  3. AI: The Somnium Files (Xbox Series X) - 1000G
  4. Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 (Xbox Series X)
  5. COGEN: Sword of Rewind (Xbox Series X)

2021 list: https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9260905

2020 list: https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9092024

2019 list: https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8950250

2018 list: https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8950254

+ Elden Ring (Xbox Series X) - 1000G

+ Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (Xbox Series X)



 

Just Finished: Super Mario Bros. 3 [as part of Super Mario All Stars] (NSO)

Well it's been quite a while since I last posted. Now that I don't have class, hopefully I will get a lot of gaming done this summer. Anyway I played Super Mario Bros 3 for the first time. I decided to play the enhanced SNES version that is part of the Super Mario All Stars Collection. This is the first game that I played through using my new Nintendo Switch Online subscription. I finally subscribed to the service after years of owning the Switch in order to play Super Mario 3D World via online co-op with a friend (more on that later). I played almost exclusively in handheld mode. I had beaten Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2 many years ago but never got around to number 3, which is surprising because it is considered the best one of the original 2D games. What can I say? This was a fun mostly straightforward platforming romp. It is clear that 3 introduced a lot of series staples like the Koopa Kids and the Tanuki suit. The game was pretty difficult at points. I definitely would have had a much harder time beating it if not for NSO's ability to create and load save points on the fly. There are some issues with the level design though, with tricky puzzles that require specific items  and overly complicated solutions that unnecessarily frustrate the player. Maybe if I had played this earlier in life I would have been more blown away. But it does show that 2D Mario really hasn't evolved that much from the template this game set. I guess I will play Super Mario World some time down the road before my NSO subscriptions expires. HERE WE GOOOOO!

8/10

Full Completed 2022 List:

  • Far Cry 5 (PS4)
  • Resident Evil 6 (PS4)
  • inFamous 2 (PS Now)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NSO)


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The only new game I've beaten this year is Elden Ring. I've also replayed and beaten Final Fantasy Tactics and Castlevania.



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I never seem to update my post whenever I post in this thread, but I think it would be helpful all the same for my memory.

Games I've finished in 2022:

Persona 5 Strikers (Platinum)
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Elden Ring
FF Strangers of Paradise

I am now 99% of the way into Tales of Arise. Just doing side quests and maybe looking for the platinum if it isn't too tedious, then beat the final boss.

After Tales of Arise, I plan on playing God of War from PS Plus. Then I might be ready for next gen or just play Witcher 3.



Two new games to add this time.

Finished Games:

  1. Luigi's Mansion (Switch) My Rating: 8/10
    • Played through this game with my fiancée. Not sure if I would have liked it as much playing by myself, but in co-op it was a lot of fun. Not among the console's best games, but certainly enjoyable nonetheless.
  2. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) My Rating: 9/10
    • I actually finished this game last year, but I realized I forgot to put it in last year's list, so it's here now. It's great. Probably the best 3D Mario game ever, or at least very close to it.
  3. Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4) My Rating: 9/10
    • An absolutely brilliant tactical RPG. Likely the first game I've beaten this year that'll end up in my top 50 list of all time at the end of the year. It's not quite as good as the first game in the series, but it's not far off.
  4. The Last of Us Part II (PS4) My Rating: 9/10
    • Pretty much just flew through this one in less than a week, which considering my work schedule is almost unheard these days. An excellent game. Not sure whether I like this or the first game more. The rating might even go up once I've had some time to think on it, and now that I have finally played it I still have no idea what some people's problem with the game was, outside of the obvious idiots getting angry at game having a diverse cast. Regardless, this is another game that's likely going to end up in my top 50 at the end of the year.
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) My Rating: 9.5/10
    • Because of Forbidden West's impending release I wanted to go back and replay Zero Dawn, just to remind myself of the story and characters. Since that first playthrough I've considered Zero Dawn to be the best open world game of all time, and not much changed on my second go-around. The story, world, character, gameplay, visuals and music are all still amazing, and the only issues I have with the game are minor ones, like the inventory space being a bit too small for my liking. 
  6. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4) My Rating: 8/10
    • Or the game that just never ends. I liked DQXI quite a lot, though it is not without its issues. The main character has about as much emotional depth as a plank of wood, which ends up hurting some otherwise very well done emotional moments with the other characters. The game also has an unfortunate tendency to stretch things needlessly to pad the run time. The music was quite forgettable as well. However, otherwise this is still a quality JRPG, but not one I'll probably be returning to in the future.  
  7. Elden Ring (PS4) My Rating: 10/10
    • An absolutely exceptional game, and unless something truly incredible comes out, likely going to end up as my game of the year and very high on my all-time favourite games list as well. The gameplay, the world itself, the story behind the events of the game, the sheer amount of engaging and interesting stuff to do and find in The Lands Between, the visual design, music, and so many other things about Elden Ring are simply impeccable. It's not quite a perfect game, not that there is such a thing, but there are a few minor negatives as well. One of the late game areas is ridiculously frustrating, couple of the optional dungeons aren't very fun, and a few of the bosses in the end-game feel a bit unfair at times. Overall, this is still without question the best open world game I've ever played. 
  8. Ara Fell: Definitive Edition (PC) My Rating: 7.5/10
    • A fun, light love letter to 16-bit JRPGs of old with a good story and characters, interesting setting, very good music, and a beautiful old-school visual style. For the roughly 16 hours I spent playing through it, I very much enjoyed Ara Fell. The normal battles do start getting a bit tiresome by the last quarter of the game once I had unlocked all the skill upgrades, but other than that I don't really have any major issues with it. Check it out if old-school JRPGs are your thing.
  9. Lara Croft Go (PC) My Rating: 7.5/10
    • Needed something different after so many huge games and JRPGs. It had been a while since I'd played any puzzle games, and Lara Croft Go was on sale, so I bought and played through it over the last week. Just a well-designed, fairly short puzzle game with a Tomb Raider skin slapped on top. The difficulty curve is a bit all over the place, but otherwise I have no major issues with the game.
  10. Hue (PC) My Rating: 7/10
    • A fun, fairly straightforward puzzle platformer that revolves around changing the color of the world itself to solve the puzzles. Nothing exceptional, but I enjoyed my time with it.
  11. Spiritfarer (PS4) My Rating: 9/10
    • One of the best games I've played in recent times. An absolutely gorgeous game with wonderfully written story and characters. I played it through in co-op, and both I and my fiancée loved it. In between the heavier moments with the characters there are a lot of fun chores to do, each with their own minor variations to the gameplay loop. 

Currently Playing:

  1. Stardew Valley (PC)
  2. Cris Tales (PC)
  3. Command & Conquer Remastered (PC)


Just Finished: Bioshock 2 [as part of Bioshock The Collection] (PS4)

Well this was unexpected. Bioshock 2 is a sequel that does not stray too far from the original game. It feels like an extended remix of its predecessor. The game is pretty straightforward and didn't give me as hard a time as the first one. Part of the reason could be that I was just so use to the mechanics at this point. The story is not as strong as the first game although the father-daughter story line has touching moments. The game feels significantly shorter. Perhaps because the original release of Bioshock 2 included online multiplayer they felt as if they could make the single player shorter. In any case I was not able to try the multiplayer as part of the remaster. There are a few quality of life improvements, the most noticeable being that the hacking minigame was streamlined. I got the mixed evil ending because I harvested most of the Little Sisters but spared the key enemies that you could have killed. I'm glad I sacrificed the little sister because protecting them while they harvest Adam was tedious and there was no way I was going to pad the experience with such drudgery. Towards the end of the game you start to feel quite powerful with your upgraded weapons and plasmids but then the game ends quite suddenly. The atmosphere and lore behind Rapture is still top notch. I did not use the drill much as the Big Daddy. This was a solid sequel but not too ambitious. Bioshock Infinite awaits...

7/10

Full Completed 2022 List:

  • Far Cry 5 (PS4)
  • Resident Evil 6 (PS4)
  • inFamous 2 (PS Now)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NSO)
  • Bioshock 2 (PS4)


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Gato Roboto (Jan 3)
Tomato Adventure (Jan 16)
Shadow of the Colossus (Jan 16)
Crash Twinsanity (Jan 18)
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Jan 22)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Jan 23)
Star Fox Adventures (Feb 20)
Star Fox Assault (Feb 21)

Mega Man X6 (Mar 9)
Chocobo GP (Mar 10)
Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Mar 28)
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe (Apr 28)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (May 12)
Left 4 Dead 2 (May 21)
Resident Evil 5 (May 23)
Conker's Bad Fur Day (June 11)
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (Jun 20)



"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

Just Finished: Ico (PS Now)

I am well aware of this game's reputation. I can certainly see the charm and how it had a big influence on many later games such as Resident Evil 4, Journey, and The Last of Us etc. There is something appealing about the sparseness of the game world and design. Unfortunately, I just did not find this game very fun to play. It felt like work. The game can be beaten in under 2 hours if you know what you are doing, but it took me 7 hours and I had to consult guides to finish it. The areas are pretty wide open but exploring in this game is a waste of time as there is nothing cool to find and there is only one correct path forward. This is a game that is more than the sum of its parts because many of its individual parts are crap. Specifically the clunky combat and even clunkier platforming. I wasted a lot of time trying find the correct path as Ico only to have to drop what I'm doing to go save Yorda from the shadow monsters. It would have been nice if the remastered version included some quality of life improvements to make the controls less crappy. Some of the visuals are impressive for an early PS2 game but other areas are so dark and muddled it can be hard to make out where you are supposed to go and what you can interact with. The minimalist yet touching love story is one of the games big strengths. Otherwise I would have to say this game has not aged well. Ico is a game that mostly consists of climbing ladders/chains, pulling levers, pushing/pulling boxes, and lighting fires in various configurations. If Shadow of the Colossus is a game stripped to just boss fights, then Ico is like a Zelda game that is one large dungeon. Style is nice but fun comes first, and this just wasn't much fun for me. This is the first game that I have played this year that wasn't a sequel. I have finally played all three Team Ico games. Shadow of the Colossus is my favorite followed by The Last Guardian and Ico is far behind. This will be the last game I list with PS Now as the platform. The streaming experience was thankfully smooth.

6/10

Full Completed 2022 List:

  • Far Cry 5 (PS4)
  • Resident Evil 6 (PS4)
  • inFamous 2 (PS Now)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NSO)
  • Bioshock 2 (PS4)
  • Ico (PS Now)


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