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Final Fantasy IV
Became a Paladin.

Updated about 11 hours ago

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Fire Emblem Awakening
About to start Chapter 14.

Updated about 3 days ago

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Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Beaten Ripper Roo. Improves upon the first game in every single aspect, though the bosses are quite weak.

Updated about 6 days ago

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(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.
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72 (B)
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47 (C)
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Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  24 ?????         Master Runs  2 (M)
Arcade BEAT 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 Total
NES BEAT 7 (B) 7 (C) 14 Total
PC BEAT 3 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
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SNES 1 (U) 5 (B) 5 (C) 11 Total
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PlayStation BEAT 6 (B) 6 (C) 12 Total
Nintendo 64 C O M P L E T E ! 6 Total
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PlayStation 2 BEAT 5 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Game Boy Advance BEAT 8 (B) 2 (C) 11 Total
GameCube BEAT 5 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 12 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
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Wii BEAT 7 (B) 1 (C) 8 Total
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Wii U BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
All Games 124 Total
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about 6 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Zelda 2 is certainly rather different than the rest of the series, and the fact that it's my favourite reflects on the fact that it's a very different type of game and one that is more to my taste than most Zeldas are. While it still has the Zelda exploration you'd associate with other games (and collecting items and spells which let you advance past obstacles in other areas, etc.), it also places a pretty heavy emphasis on platforming and reasonably challenging combat within that. This suits me very well; some of my favourite games include Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, all of which could be described similarly. In some ways the game is more like a Metroid or Castlevania than it is like a Zelda, although it's certainly somewhere in the middle. I do recommend it for sure, but you should know what you're getting into!

(Also this should go without saying, but it's an exploration-focused game that's roughly 30 years old. Therefore if you want to play it you need to either be patient about figuring out where to go at points or be willing to use a guide if you get stuck. There was one particular thing that stumped me for weeks when I played it as a kid.)
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
One of the best games in the series, for sure. Excellent atmosphere, cool new Pokémon, great music, addition of some cool stuff like Z-Moves, and I really enjoy the Trials as opposed to traditional Gyms. I feel like it kinda dropped the ball on the online features and general online accessibility though. The lack of a National Pokédex bugs me too. As does the lack of cool stuff introduced in OR/AS, though they were in development at the same time, so I can understand that one.
about 3 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Yeah, the beginning of the game is pretty sluggish. Takes like almost 20 minutes just to get to your first trainer battle. The battle speed doesn't really bother me since I play with animation off all the time anyway, even in Gen 3/5 where the battling is very fast. The animations always just feel draggy to me and it might be because as I got older, I've become less patient with Pokemon games and would rather just get through battles as quickly as possible.

To be fair, seems like every Pokemon game has one element it's obsessed with. 3 with water, 4 with caves, 5 with bridges, 7 with cut-scenes to name a few.

To be fair, in 4's case, you're kinda just going through the same cave over and over, just a different part of it. Though I love the Summit/Spear Pillar areas. 4 was one of the games that was amazing for its time, basically because of Wi-Fi. But, once you take the online out, the game kinda is just average.

I think I often come back to this game because I like most of the teams/movesets that bosses have and pretty decent difficulty (for Pokemon anyway). It's not an out-of-nowhere 20+ level jump from Blue to Red in Gen 2, and VS Seeker (though not as fast as Audino massacre or new EXP share), is a heck of a lot better than the stupid cell-phone systems. I always feel that the player should be the one to initiate the rematch rather than having to wait for a phone call or a specific point in the game.

about 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
How's the Platinum playthrough coming along? I always had a soft spot for the Gen 4 games. I wish the caves didn't look all the same though.
about 4 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
I'm sure on replays, the cutscenes get old, but on the first time through, I don't mind them nearly as much. Although OOT (Non-3D)'s slow text speed is painful.

Although Zelda 2 is certainly archaic and awkward to play, I honestly don't think it's as bad as most people say it is. It's no where near as cryptic as Zelda 1 and I honestly haven't had to reference a guide yet. I know there's one bit later on where I may need to, but overall, pretty easy to traverse the over world. I feel that a lot of people have negative opinions on this games due to AVGN. The gameplay certainly reminds me of classic Castlevania.

Well, I'm planning to tackle most of the games in order of release though. I'll be replaying ALTTP afterward, then LA, OOT, all the way up to BotW. Will be skipping the Four swords and Triforce Heroes games. A friend of mine recommended that I play all the 3D Zelda's before BotW, because you won't want to go back to them once you're in BotW.
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Ah, that's good to hear. I pretty much know nothing about Metal Gear outside Smash and some of SomeCallMeJohnny's reviews (though I skipped through the story bits of his reviews).

And yeah, Colosseum is one of those games I play through once. It's honestly just as painfully slow as DP (if not worse). I like its attempt at trying to make a console Pokemon RPG rather than just a 3D battle simulator like with no story like what Stadium/Battle Revolution were. Although, the battle mechanics really don't adapt well in 3D and console imo. Miror B is honestly the only memorable part of the game. XD fixed a lot of the issues I had with it, but even it is still sluggish and not really enjoyable on replays. I'm assuming you're going for all Snags. Be sure to grind in Mt. Battle before you get to the final area since there is like a random 10+ level jump near the end.

As for me, Zelda 2 is pretty ragey, but I'm just playing it since I'm on a bit of a Zelda marathon. The only Zelda I ever beat was LTTP, so I'm trying to actually finish most of the other games. Skipping Four Swords/Adventures/TriForce Heroes.
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Hi, long time no see. How are the Metal Gear games? I've heard good things about them.

I see you've recently gotten a hold of Colosseum. Best of luck with that game. From a gameplay perspective, the game ridiculous tedious, but I like the atmosphere of it.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Yeah, despite the number of Zelda games I have, I... never really got interested in playing them. Wind Waker being the exception, cuz nostalgia. Truth be told, the only reason I got BotW on launch was cuz I saw it got a bunch of perfects, and, combined with my knowledge that the game wasn't the traditional Zelda, decided to give it a try.

The game is a modern day Zelda 1, really. You just have this big, open world to explore with lots of secrets, and things that make the game convenient compared to Zelda 1 like fast travel, just better design in general... BotW does have some technical issues, though. Mostly just frame rate drops and the game really not liking it once in a great while when I kill Moblins, but the game itself has only frozen once in... I'm guessing about 120 hours of play?

The combat's fun, and the fact that weapons are so easy to get kind of makes up for low durability. The main dungeons are on the short side, but they and the shrines have some cool puzzles. The only other complaint I really have with the game is that the Vah Medoh quest just feels... tacked on. It's noticeably shorter compared to the other Divine Beast quests. I'd actually recommend it first, though, due to the ability it gives you. Makes climbing easier, although this lets you potentially kind of cheese some of the other dungeons.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Happy belated Backloggiversary!
about 5 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
It's a hack of Final Fantasy 7 made by a couple of RPGDL members. It emphasises greater PC and equipment differentiation, as well as more challenging enemies. I definitely recommend checking it out if you're an FF7 fan.
about 8 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Nah, don't worry about rambling.

The game's a definite step in the right direction compared to Gen VI, IMO. I would've preferred a nerfed Exp. Share/getting it later in the game, but the alternative seems to be acceptable, surprisingly. I'll have to confirm it myself when I get and play through Moon. Would prefer if regular trainers had more than 1 or 2 Pokemon each, though, even if it's just once in a while, like one every route or two.
about 8 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Well, nice to hear you've found your own style.
about 8 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I'm surprised, you actually using temporary team members.
about 8 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Yours is looking nice, too. What's your 6th gonna be?
about 11 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
THAT AIN'T FALCO

Sorry, this comment was useless
about 1 year ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
If I may ask, is playing Mario 64 on NTSC really that different? I wasn't even aware that there were many differences.
about 1 year ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Pretty gross actually. Good thing I'm not playing Master Quest, else I'd have to shoot down cows. Princess Ruto was kind of a bitch at first who then frankly got a bit too close for my comfort. The boss was pretty much just Boomerang spamming, but quite the step up from King Dodongo and Gohma.

As someone who is pretty much playing OOT for the first time, I can definitely see why a lot of people adore this game. The menu junk being on the touch screen honestly streamlines this game very nicely.
about 1 year ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
If it was chocolate then I wasn't interested.
about 1 year ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Joyous day of ring to you!

IDK, I was trying to be different.

Also, thanks!
about 1 year ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Happy Backloggiversary!
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