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Splatoon 2

Updated about 3 days ago

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Dark Souls 3
Lv 130. Miracle achievement won't unlock :( Achievements: 35 / 43 (81%)

Updated about 3 days ago

Gustavos's Status

(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
540 (U)
  385 Unplayed  
71.3% of Unfinished
38.8% of Total
54.4%
323 (B)
32.5%
130 (C)
13.1%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  0 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
Mobile 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Arcade 32 (U) 1 (B) 6 (C) 42 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 49 (U) 0 (B) 10 (C) 59 Total
Nintendo 64 21 (U) 8 (B) 8 (C) 42 Total
GameCube 9 (U) 17 (B) 8 (C) 37 Total
Wii 11 (U) 20 (B) 3 (C) 37 Total
WiiWare 2 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 7 (U) 8 (B) 4 (C) 19 Total
Wii U 7 (U) 16 (B) 1 (C) 24 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 8 (U) 6 (B) 7 (C) 21 Total
Wii U Downloads 3 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
Game Boy/Color 6 (U) 8 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
Game Boy Advance 9 (U) 12 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
Nintendo DS 18 (U) 20 (B) 4 (C) 44 Total
Nintendo 3DS 5 (U) 15 (B) 5 (C) 28 Total
3DS Downloads 12 (U) 5 (B) 13 (C) 30 Total
Nintendo Switch 1 (U) 4 (B) 2 (C) 8 Total
PC 2 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Steam 101 (U) 38 (B) 5 (C) 152 Total
GOG.com 13 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
PlayStation 14 (U) 5 (B) 9 (C) 34 Total
PlayStation 2 39 (U) 28 (B) 5 (C) 94 Total
PlayStation 3 28 (U) 37 (B) 17 (C) 84 Total
PSOne Classics 40 (U) 16 (B) 6 (C) 63 Total
PS2 Classics 17 (U) 5 (B) 2 (C) 25 Total
PlayStation Network 12 (U) 5 (B) 2 (C) 20 Total
PlayStation Portable 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation Vita 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Xbox 12 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Xbox 360 33 (U) 30 (B) 9 (C) 81 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 23 (U) 11 (B) 2 (C) 39 Total
All Games 1075 Total
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about 5 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Few things beat logging on to be greeted with a Gustavos patented pun.

The same thing happened to me, actually. I started playing Shining in the Darkness a few years ago and then put it down for some reason and never went back to it. Though, I didn't put nearly as much time into it as you did. I was only Lv. 9 when I stopped according to my backlog. I might as well just restart. It can be a little tough to regain your bearings after a long break from an RPG, let alone in a dungeon crawler, so I hope you'll be able to get back into the groove if you decide to finish it up.

Wild Arms has been good so far. I'm a little disappointed, though not at all surprised, that the Western theme is purely aesthetic and not even prominent throughout. Despite that and a fairly simple and sometimes cliche plot, it still manages to have its own unique feel (especially with the comically out of place sci-fi sound effects in battle). One thing I've really enjoyed is that I haven't really had the need to grind at all and the game moves along at a pretty steady clip once you know where to go.

It reminds me a lot of SNES era RPGs. While it's not comparable to the likes of Chrono Trigger or Earthbound, I think people who generally loved the feel and pacing from that era of games might find it worth a try.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Congrats!

It's certainly a lot easier to lampoon than to find praises for. I can usually find the good in most games, even if it's just a few tunes, but this game couldn't even get that right. You'd think a high octane helicopter massacre with endless explosions called Super Thunder Blade would have a more rockin' soundtrack.

Ah well. At least it's over now and Sega's lousy whirlybird can never again haunt our backlogs.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Yeah, I think it only took about thirty minutes? Though it's one of those games that pads its short length with difficulty. That difficulty is mostly found in stages 2 and 4, which are a barrage of obstacles with questionable hit boxes to dodge, in addition to the constant hail of bullets.

A few tips if you want them: I found that in stage 2, when the screen's mostly filled with stone pillars, the obstacles don't seem to reach to the very far right, so it's a great place to catch a breather while you can dodge just the bullets with a halting up and down motion.

In stage 4 you just have to make frequent use of the hover. Speaking of which, in the overhead sections you can use the hover to move backwards. A useless ability until you reach the final boss where it's suddenly required. Just a little FYI since not knowing that cost me a few lives at the end of the game.

If you're looking for speed, Zaxxon would probably be an even quicker if you want to count it that way. Since it's only about two or three short stages that loop eternally, it could also be listed as a .
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Haha. I agree...

At least the devs were merciful and/or lazy enough to make it only four stages long.
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
Wario Land: Shake It! is some good stuff man hope you enjoy it.
about 7 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
Sure man, my friend and I could stand to have a third participant in one of our co-op sessions. If we ever actually get around to it, I'll let you know.

Feel free to hit me up for any other 360 games you'd like to play too!
about 7 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I've already got a buff owl but I thought I'd mention the Magearna they're giving away via QR code on the Pokemon site, just in case you weren't aware: [Link]

It brings the Alolan Dex to 301.
about 8 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Damn dude, ORC is pretty rough...
It's not incredibly bad or anything (I've had my fun with it when I first got it), but in hindsight...
Yeeeaaah it's really not all that great
Hope you find lots of enjoyment out of it, though!