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WiiU
The legend of ZELDA - The Wind Waker HD
[♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - 3/3 - 0/2 - 0/8 - The Great Ocean] - With Medli, who has wings, in the Earth Temple, protected by a Zora... Zelda logic!

Updated about 1 week ago

(U)
PC
Cities in Motion
[The Millionendorf - The Oktoberfest] Finished both Munich Scenarios, on to some European madness ;)

Updated about 2 weeks ago

(U)
PS
Gran Turismo 2
[Day 626 - 2776k][Licenses: all except S] - Won the first Endurance Race!

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆★★★★
(U)
PC
Soul Calibur VI
Finished several stories from the Soul Chronicle mode, next up is Azwel! Achievements: 2 / 49 (4%)

Updated about 3 weeks ago

(U)
PC
Black Isle Compilation: Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn + Throne of Baal
[29 Days/11 Hours - Me/Jaheira/Minsc/Yoshimo/Aerie/Nalia] - Hunting down an enemy of the mages... or is he?

Updated about 3 weeks ago

(B)
Wii
The legend of ZELDA - Skyward Sword
[Beaten 15/5/21][46:25 - ♥x15+1] Interesting game in the series, but the concepts that fascinated me were underdeveloped and Fi was just... ugh!

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆★★★★ The Good: Great New Ideas, Sucks You In, Delicious Extras, You Got Style!, Wow!-Moments The Bad: Disappointing My Rating - Game: 8.5, F'n'S: 9, Sound: 8, Time: 8.5, Graphics: 9.5 - TOTAL SCORE: 8.5/10
(B)
PC
Endless Space - Definitive Edition
[Beaten 8/5/21] Absolutely stunning 4X game, the factions are fun, the random storylines are nice, the galaxies are beautiful!

Updated about 1 month ago

☆★★★★ The Good: Sharp Controls, Sucks You In My Rating - Game: 8.5, F'n'S: 8.5, Sound: 8, Time: 9, Graphics: 8.5 - TOTAL SCORE: 8.5/10
(U)
GBA
Fire Emblem
[Chapter 26x - Night of Farewells] - Lost Matthew this time... damn, I always lose someone! =(

Updated about 1 month ago

☆★★★★

Celebandune's Status

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215 (B)
80.5%
43 (C)
16.1%
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PC 5 (U) 79 (B) 3 (C) 312 Total
Wii U 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Wii BEAT 10 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 4 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
GameCube BEAT 31 (B) 13 (C) 62 Total
Nintendo 64 BEAT 13 (B) 12 (C) 44 Total
SNES BEAT 4 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
NES BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 5 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 9 (B) 4 (C) 19 Total
Game Boy Advance 1 (U) 6 (B) 1 (C) 12 Total
Game Boy/Color 1 (U) 6 (B) 1 (C) 11 Total
PlayStation 4 BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation 3 BEAT 8 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 12 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
PlayStation 1 (U) 8 (B) 3 (C) 21 Total
Xbox 360 BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Xbox BEAT 7 (B) 1 (C) 13 Total
Amiga BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
Browser BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
Dreamcast BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
All Games 574 Total
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Thanks for all the fish

Quindi, come promesso, eccoci, il giorno di “chiusura” del blog. Non ho molto da aggiungere rispetto a quanto già detto nell’articolo precedente, quindi dirò solo: grazie di tutto. Ma almeno per questo blog, è il momento di lasciarlo andare....

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about 1 month ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Absolutely, you can get TR1-5 for next to nothing in the Steam sale. Definitely worth it. I think the most accessible version of Ocarina for me to play right now is the version that came with the special edition of Wind Waker. I never tried the Master Quest so maybe that's on the cards.

Sorry about the late reply! I keep forgetting to check the comments
about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Some games I can't go back to the originals after playing the remakes or ports, such as FireRed/LeafGreen; after all the new additions I can't play the original Gen 1 games anymore, they feel too archaic and some of its features like the item box are just a mess, not to mention the many glitches...

About Final Fantasy IV, the DS one might be the closest to definitive version despite the lack of extra dungeons, but for a newcomer it might be a little difficult since you can't just spam "attack" in a lot of fights, the money drops are meager compared to other versions, and the Augments (abilities that can be taught to different characters) add another element of strategy. The GBA one has a big flaw and it's that the ATB gauge doesn't work properly and it results in some characters acting much sooner and others taking longer; most attacks that require charging seem to take a lot longer than usual to execute.
about 2 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I already had started over the originals before I got the remakes, but since I was at the beginning of both, I figured I could start the remakes first and keep playing the originals for comparison purposes, as you say

Most of the time I rather just get the superior versions, for example, I recently got some Shin Megami Tensei games for 3DS and if they're superior to the DS versions in every way (I need to look up), then I'll take the latter ones off my wishlist since by now they're probably very expensive anyway. If I had gotten the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 before the GCN one, then I wouldn't have bought the latter.

I'm doing something similar playing the GBA and DS versions of Final Fantasy IV at the same time, but these feel like different games despite sharing the same plot. The DS version has 3D graphics, is harder, it includes new abilities and the dialog changed; the GBA version has extra dungeons that the DS version doesn't, and it allows me to use characters that had left my party before.
about 2 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I never played neither Ocarina of Time nor Majora's Mask back then in the N64 days since I never had the console in the first place... I have the Collector's Edition for Gamecube but it wasn't until 2013 and 2015 (respectively) that I played both games for the first time and completed them.

Funny thing is, I felt like replaying both last year and I had just started them over when I got my hands in the 3D versions, so now I was stuck playing both the originals and the remakes

I'm playing the remakes first and then I slowly catch up in the originals, I also make the Link from the originals say "no" whenever he can to make it a little different, haha!
about 3 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks! I'm really enjoying playing through it on PC. I'm only familiar with the PS version, so it's great to have the extra levels with the downloadable fix and all in crisp hi res. Seeing that Zelda in your Now Playing is getting me nostalgic, need to revisit those too!
about 4 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I already beat the game with all three many years ago (before I made this backloggery account), but it's been so long it was time to replay it

This time around I beat the game picking Chattur'gha a couple of years ago, and on this current playthrough I picked Xel'lotath.
about 4 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, I like it too! It looks a little dated by now but the game as a whole still holds up well, and if I leave enough time pass between playthroughs it feels a little newer, since I pick a different Ancient each time
about 6 months ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: July 24, 2019
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Ah, I've never played the DLC. Is it good? I might buy it before I'm getting Miles Morales, though. Thanks, Horizon is incredible. Good to hear that your girlfriend is enjoying it as well.

Haha, thank you. It felt really good. I've been playing games one at a time at my own pace since I my backlog and I've had an amazing time with most of them. I enjoy them a lot more than back then. I guess I really regret hoarding games as a teenager, because it took me years to get through all of those games. It started to feel more like work than a hobby.

Are you aiming to your backlog as well? You Always did keep your backlog under control, if I remember correctly.

Haha yes, I guess we do! I wish this site had implemented a numerical rating system. Makes a lot more sense to me than stars. Just a minor gripe though, it's still the best site to track your video games IMO and frankly the only video game related website I visit these days. I'm glad to see that you're also still active after all these years.

Happy backloggiversary btw!
about 7 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: July 24, 2019
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Glad you liked Spider-Man. Such an amazing game.
about 1 year ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Not really a hater, but a Liara lover!
about 1 year ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Stay with Liara!!
about 1 year ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, there are too many games to play :o

I have DKC2 and DKC3, I want the first one too but I haven't found it yet.
about 1 year ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
The first 2 DKC games for GBA only have minor stuff added like collectibles and minigames, but most of the game is pretty much the same; the third one is the only one with new stages added and the soundtrack changed, but some of the old tunes are more fitting than the new ones, even if I prefer a lot of the new ones
about 1 year ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I've played the original SNES ones many times, but I came across the GBA ones so I got them too, DKC3 in particular has a different soundtrack (and I prefer several of the GBA tunes), and a new area so it was worth replaying it!
about 1 year ago

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The levels were designed well. I think there should have been more of an incentive to play through the entire levels other than points. All Melon runs are kind of tedious and I feel most people will just grab random fruit and never see parts of the game. Still a fun time though. Def underrated for the N64 library. I mean it's one of the only 1st party 2D platfomers on the system so that makes it unique.
about 1 year ago

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It sure is! I think I am getting a little tired of it after 3 runs, but I really adore the design of the game. Yoshi is way too adorable in this one.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: Sept 5, 2017
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Thanks!
about 2 years ago

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Backlog Beaten: Sept 5, 2017
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
about 2 years ago (edited)

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thanks
about 2 years ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Haha pretty much, was kinda focusing more on other hobbies.. but I've been gaming a lot more recently! And we've hit our slow season at work so this is the perfect time to finally finish a lot of games I've been meaning to for like the last decade.. lol.

And yea I sold a bunch when I was trying to be realistic about what I can actually accomplish during this lifetime XD Mainly RPGs I decided I'd never get to, PSP games (the PSP screen is way too tiny for me to ever want to play anything on it.. I've gotten spoiled), and games I plan to rebuy for the Switch!
Celebandùne's Endless Quest