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(B)
itchio
The Maître D'
wormed my way through the credits level (on linux)

Updated about 1 day ago

added for a pre-emptive :B: prior to SGDQ 2017
(B)
PSN
Okami HD
saw the credits Achievements: 35 / 51 (69%)

Updated about 2 days ago

Added during the mid-August 2016 Flash sale (via leftover Christmas 2015 PSN gift card) as part of my 2016 August Audible
(u)
DOS
Wacky Wheels [diskettes only]
added years (decades?) late

Updated about 3 days ago

(B)
SNES
Super Everdrive v2: Earthbound [!]
got THE END... ? lock-up screen

Updated about 2 weeks ago

ROM downloaded for free, played on a flash cart received as a 2017 birthday present from my parents, added for a pre-emptive :B: prior to SGDQ 2017

eski514'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.
239 (U)
  164 Unplayed  
68.6% of Unfinished
22.7% of Total
33%
452 (B)
62.4%
33 (C)
4.6%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  17 ?????         Master Runs  3 (M)
Steam 103 (U) 172 (B) 0 (C) 278 Total
PC Downloads 46 (U) 36 (B) 8 (C) 94 Total
PlayStation 2 29 (U) 20 (B) 3 (C) 53 Total
Xbox 360 14 (U) 20 (B) 3 (C) 37 Total
GOG.com 11 (U) 18 (B) 0 (C) 29 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 8 (U) 20 (B) 0 (C) 28 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 4 (U) 23 (B) 2 (C) 29 Total
Game Boy Advance 3 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 9 Total
PSOne Classics 3 (U) 16 (B) 0 (C) 19 Total
PC 3 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
iPod 2 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation 3 2 (U) 20 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
SNES 2 (U) 8 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
PlayStation 2 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
Browser 1 (U) 20 (B) 12 (C) 33 Total
Game Boy 1 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 4 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 1 (U) 8 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
Nintendo DS 1 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
3DS Downloads 1 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
DOS 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
WiiWare 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Wii BEAT 10 (B) 1 (C) 11 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 10 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
GameCube BEAT 6 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
PlayStation Network BEAT 5 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
PS2 Classics BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Battle.Net BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
GameStop PC BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
itch.io BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
NES BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Xbox BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Android BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
XNA Indie Games C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
All Games 733 Total
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about 1 week ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Oh, Man, that is a great question. Wow, I have been thinking about it all day and I still don't have a good answer. I like how you did not include VI as that one is amazing. So, I will do my best and give a brief description/general opinion of them all first.

FF1 = It's the granddaddy of them all, so you have to respect it in that way, much like DQ1. The NES version is hard to go back to if you are used to modern conveniences. However, it is a damn good 8 Bit RPG. Just be prepared for some antiquities to say the least.

FF2 = The Black Sheep. It is an interesting concept, but the execution is less than desired. It is my least favorite FF game though I have only played the PS1 version. I like it's concept, but that's about it.

FF3 = I've only played the DS version once. I own the Famicom version of 2 & 3, so I'll be curious to give them a shot. FF3 is the prototype to the job system, so everything in that regard starts with 3. For story and characters, I don't remember much.

FF4 = When it came out, it was amazing. It is a perfect, bare bones 16 bit RPG. Early generation, so very simple, not much to it. Looking back, age is not being kind to it. Just be prepared for parties full of mages.

FF5 = Obviously, people love it thanks to the Fiesta Challenge. It's an interesting and unique game if you know how and want to 'break' games. For a regular playthrough, it gets very mean near the end and kind of weird as well.

For order, that is up to you. Myself, I try to do chronologically. For best to worst, I would suggest IV, V, I, III & II. Another suggestion would be splitting them into categories. I & IV are very similar and straight forward. III & V have to do with job classes and II is all by its lonesome. In that way, do IV, I, V, III & II. It's all in what you are looking to do as it is hard to describe which is the 'best' ones.

I'm a bigger fan of the later ones. For favorites, it goes X, VI, XII, IX, and then probably IV. Just remember, like any game of that generation, they are product of their times. Innovation, balance and very deep characters are novel concepts. FF1 saved Square from dying. FF4 was FF2 in the West, so the upgrade was amazing. I would suggest playing all of them as they are all really good RPG's. They are worth playing for their enjoyment and some for their historic value to the franchise as well. Good Luck and continue fighting !
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: July 11, 2010
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Yeah, safe to skip. Harvest Moon GB is basically a condensed version of the SNES version, the GBC version is just a colorized version of GB with next to no additions or fixes.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Yeah, BioShock and Borderlands have been my primary motivation to try FPS titles again, actually. I might pick up Prey somewhen too. What do you think of the new Metro game they announced at E3?

Yeah, it's no big deal for me really. I mean, if I wanted to clear my backlog within 2/3 years I'd probably be frantic/in despair because I keep buying new games and I know a lot of the games I have unfinished are going to be very time-consuming, but I'm not really in a rush or anything, so if anything it's actually quite comforting to know I have so much to do. I'll never get bored or run out of options, at least.
Oh? Which ones in particular do I have to look forward to? Maybe I'll bump them up my waiting list!

Honestly, I kinda just meander from one game to the next depending on my mood. I'll often play 2-3 longer games back to back, then take a break with something shorter or easier, or a replay of something I enjoyed. Like, for example...Fire Emblem Echoes took me a couple of weeks to finish, and it was pretty grindy and outright exhausting at points. So I'm relaxing with Apollo Justice and Children of Mana right now and next I might tackle Bravely Second, which will be longer and more involving. If I was always playing longer/grind-intensive titles I'd probably burn out. I had this problem last year when I was obsessively getting platinum trophies for almost everything I played. Sometimes it's best to be a little flexible, right?

about 1 week ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
--Personal Note--

Congratulations to Earthbound, my 450th beaten game!

All my gaming so far this month was made possible by the SNES flash cart I received as a generous birthday gift from my parents. Sufficed to say, it has already made back its price in value by allowing me to play games whose carts normally cost over $200! I'm looking forward to extra opportunities like playing hacks and fan translations. The SNES library is (mostly) wide open for me now!

On a related note, I'll mention how I'm cataloguing my flash cart additions. Since I'm playing downloaded ROMs on a real SNES, I'll assign them the SNES system marking but also PC Downloads for the Original System. That being said, if I were to play ROMs on a PC-based emulator, I would reverse the markings and signify them as PC Download titles with a SNES Original System.


About Earthbound. Boy, am I glad to finally play this one! Easy to consider this game "a treasure." It's definitely one of the most unique games I've played, though that's not enough for me to join the ranks of devotees. I'm not crazy about its use of RPG mechanics, and the inventory management was my most disliked part of the whole game. Oh, and the final boss soured me a little based on its ambiguity (took me three hour-long tries before I realized what I had to do on the final form). Yet I can't really fault a game so unorthodox for having an unorthodox final boss. It just made me feel frustrated and stupid for not figuring it out sooner when I could have totally beaten it on my first attempt if only I reflected on the situation.

Regardless, this game's style points are through the roof, and I definitely think it's quite powerful and easy to adore. But my problems with its gameplay keep it from gaining any favourite status with me: be it Top Game, Top RPG, or even Top SNES title. Indeed, it doesn't beat my opinion of two other SNES RPGs, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI. Not a super-fan, but tremendously happy I got around to it. It really strengthens the SNES as a top-class RPG console, if only on the merits of its uniqueness and creative presentation.

Going forward with this month's gaming, I'll be putting the flash cart to rest indefinitely while I clean up a couple more games due on this summer's speedrunning marathon schedule. After that, I will likely get back to my ever-growing list of games I want to play, while trying to ignore the biggest offenders of my already-present backlog.


--End of Personal Note--
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I really hope you enjoyed FFIX! That is my favorite PS1 Final Fantasy games and in the top tier of favorites for the series. It has so many callbacks to previous generations and I think it refines what made Final Fantasy great. I was glad to watch you go through the game so quickly!
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: May 29th, 2009
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
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