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Black Isle Compilation: Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn + Throne of Baal
[42 Days/23 Hours - Me/Jaheira/Minsc/Yoshimo/Aerie/Nalia] - Fierkraag, damn... I... did not expect this. Saved the child, back to the main quest!

Updated about 9 hours ago

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Cities in Motion
[Dot-com-boom] San Fran done, now on to New York New York! =) Achievements: 30 / 47 (64%)

Updated about 1 day ago

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Soul Calibur VI
Finished the Soul Chronicle mode, started the Libra of Souls... Achievements: 11 / 49 (22%)

Updated about 3 days ago

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Grand Theft Auto - Liberty City Stories
[Booby Price] - Made Salvatore happy, and now his girl is trying to hit on me.... wow!

Updated about 1 month ago

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Fire Emblem
[Chapter 26x - Night of Farewells] - Careful exploration of the map, this time... it is going quite well!

Updated about 2 months ago

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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 4 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
oh, I whole-heartedly agree, SC3's character creator is top tier! i had a lot of fun with that weird strategy/fighting mode Chronicles of the Sword. too bad my copy had a glitch that made all my data delete from one day to the other who is your favorite character in the series? i was always a Xianghua, Cassandra & Amy fan

i will say, i do enjoy that the difficulty is amped a bit. potions and fairies always felt unnecessary with the way the bosses were so formulaic and easy! hmm it has been years since I played the DS Zeldas but I will say I didn't /hate/ them. but i also didn't love them, they were just nice additions that were limited by their system. i dont think i would ever replay them though. (i do enjoy Spirit Track's soundtrack though!)

but back to Skyward Sword, you're right it's kind of run of the mill. there's definitely worse zeldas! but its not one of my favorites either. the swordfighting is definitely tedious after a while, but most Wii motion-sensing gameplay is. idk why but starting up the game feels like a chore! maybe its because i know i have to reserve minimum an hour if I want to do any progress in the game. its nice to play while listening to podcasts and audiobooks though!
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
From what I read Spider-Man 3 is similar, only changing some secondary missions (in the PS3/360 they feature Scorpion and Rhino, and in the Wii/PS2 they feature Morbius and Shriek), but the overall game is the same; in The Forgotten Sands the entire game is different in each version.

I used to have an strategy but I started to feel like I was forced to play them, so now I just play anything I want, whether is a new game or something I've already beaten before. I do try to focus a little more on unbeaten games though, but those with lots of sidequests and collectibles can be both a blessing and a curse because they absorb me more than the main game! I still enjoy all of it but that's why some games like Pokemon take me forever to beat About Mario Party games, I do play the single-player modes first to unlock all minigames and get collectibles, then once I get them all I rarely play them unless it's with other people.

Since last year (or the year before) I try not to let over a year to pass without playing any started game, because I have some like Rampage that I haven't beat since 2014 and they're not even that long! Granted, there are some games that I don't always feel like playing and I still won't force myself to it, but whenever I feel like it, I play it as much as I can so I can make decent progress I also used to force myself not to play a single game for too long because I felt like I didn't enjoy it, but considering that I'm bound to replay them in the future that felt pointless, and now if a game really absorbs me I let it happen and I play it a lot until I beat it! Like I said, it happens more often with games that have only the main plot and anything extra comes after, or without any extras at all but with an engaging plot or story (for example, when I played The Malgrave Incident for Wii years ago I basically played a little every day until it was over).

At least you only have 8 unfinished games, I have hundreds! And from all those unplayed ones, like 2/3 have never been played at all To be fair, it's because I buy anything from my wishlist as soon as I find it at a cheap price, even if I know I won't be playing it for a while... better to get it now than years later when it costs like 4-5 times more
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
With Phantom Hourglass almost out, either A Link to The Past will take its place or I'll start one either way, once my unbeaten games go down a little.

With games with a lot of things to collect or many sidequests, I've noticed that I tend to go very slow at the beginning (especially if I played the game before), then once I get enough stuff to explore I play for a long time as I collect stuff, and then near the end when I'm done collecting I go back to slow pace. It happens with Zelda, Metroid, many RPGs and even with some games without plot (Mario Party for example). I tend to be more consistent with games that only have the main plot and not much else, like point-and-click games or others like Resident Evil.

If you play The Forgotten Sands elsewhere, keep in mind that the PS3/360 version is a whole different game than the Wii one, in fact all versions are different games (PS3/360, Wii, PSP, DS) with only the Prince in common, but they all have different plots and settings.
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
Oh yeah, I didn't play any other mode other than VS with my brother when I was playing SC6. I think the gameplay is one of the best in years! I really enjoy that paper-rock-scissor mechanic they added. But I agree, the rest of the game's gameplay were pretty boring. Especially the story mode, it was just wall of texts between battles!

In regards to Skyward Sword... I don't know.. it's kind of a mixed bag. The gameplay seems like a normal Zelda game, but idk... The game feels a bit rushed, a Zelda game without an overworld feels off. But maybe im being overly critical for playing this /after/ Breath of the Wild... Idk, I think I'm just gonna it and never touch it again imo. How about you? did you enjoy it?
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 still haven't gotten to play the Oracle games, I think I'll start those after I beat Ocarina of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D, or after I clear Wind Waker, Twilight Princess and/or Skyward Sword again. I've been wanting to start over a Link to The Past too, it's been years.

I doubt I'll ever play the 2008 Prince of Persia unless I get either a Playstation or a Xbox, but from what little I've read about the plot I still like the Sands of Time saga better. I've been playing Sands of Time recently, I wasn't planning on restart the trilogy yet but since I can't complete the GBA version without the boxes I break in the GCN one, I had to; I'll play the other games after I beat Sands of Time once more.

I do want to replay the Forgotten Sands for Wii, it's one of my favorite games of the console and it works both as a standalone game and as part of the trilogy even if it doesn't include many references, but the achievements give it a little extra to try.
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
It's a shame you didn't like them, I found them to be good handheld additions to the franchise.

I still like the GBA games better (especially a Link to The Past, although technically it's a SNES game) but I had a fun time with the DS ones. The Prince of Persia games for DS are other games that also use the touch screen for pretty much everything, and that makes them different from other platformers.
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
It had a couple of issues like the rolling and getting the ship parts, both of which were fixed on Spirit Tracks. Too bad that in the latter getting treasures isn't as cheap...

The touch controls are hard to get into at first but then they feel really natural to me, and it's nice how they use the DS features (mic, double screen) for the game, in my opinion
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
You're not wrong! Manual controls are definitely appreciated for this game. It's crazy how much better the camera was than DK64 considering it came well before!

i see you're playing SC6, i really loved it! i think it was a good return to form for the series. might pick it up again, although I mostly played with my brother who has moved away lol
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Oh ja, an diese Peter Pan Serie erinnere ich mich noch, auch wenn ich sie als junges Mädchen nicht richtig wertschätzen konnte. Jetzt wo du es sagst hat das wirklich ähnliche Vibes und heutzutage finde ich das schön.
Ich finde die Kämpfe vor allem auf der Weltkarte nervig, weil ich da oft nicht weiß wo ich hin muss und dann auch noch immer von Gegnern beim Herumirren unterbrochen werde. Das wird mich aber nicht davon abhalten das Spiel zu beenden und zu berichten, es wird aber sicher noch eine ganze Weile dauern!
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Vielen Dank! Bisher habe ich auf jeden Fall viel Spaß, das Spiel hat noch so viel Herz!
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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 6 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
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 7 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 7 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 10 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 10 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
Not really a hater, but a Liara lover!
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