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Deltarune (Chapter 1 & 2 Demo)
WOAH this came out of nowhere. I'm excited!

Updated about 3 days ago

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Illusion of Gaia
Made it to Freejia. This town music is oddly cheerful, all things considered.

Updated about 1 week ago

(C)
PS
Final Fantasy VII
I've been replaying this a lot on the ol' CRT. It's still the best comfort game for me. "Sit in that chair and drink your goddamn TEA!"

Updated about 1 week ago

★★★★★
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Steam
Quake
Episode 3.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

★★★★★
(U)
Steam
Grand Theft Auto III
"I scream, you scream." Just killed a bunch of thugs with my self-destructive ice cream truck.

Updated about 1 month ago

(C)
PS
Xenogears
Recapturing Aveh. Holy shit. I remember exactly what this is all leading up to, and it is amazing.

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★ [CIB] "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last..."
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Steam
Creepy Castle
[Scenario 4] Picked this back up! I'm replaying scenario 4 from the start, and now re-exploring the floral planet.

Updated about 1 month ago

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about 3 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
"I'll have to look into that at some point. That'll be a fun way to revisit Wolfenstein. You ever play the games that came before Wolf3D, Castle Wolfenstein? I know it was on Commodore. I wonder if they were any good."

I have not, though I've been interested in trying it, just to see how it might have inspired Wolf3D. At least one of its mechanics, hiding bodies, was originally going to be used in Wolf3D, but that and other ideas like disguises were dropped in favor of speed.
A fan game that implements all of the dropped ideas back into Wolf3D would be pretty cool.

"Well, the officially released version of Star Fox 2 was made a little bit more difficult by taking certain mechanics out... Which I don't understand, 'cause it just made the game more frustrating to play. I'd say go for the prototype ROM that's been floating around the net for years, instead of the one on Switch/SNES Classic."

I would have had no idea. Thanks for the tip!

"I seem to remember them featuring that same Blood trailer on the old Steam page, too, but that was a while back. But absolutely, I will be playing Blood later this October... I'm thinking of playing a bunch of horror-themed FPSs around that time, like F.E.A.R. and DUSK."

I've started Spooktober early and am playing through Blood for the second time. I was going to try the fan campaign Death Wish but decided I want to try beating it on Well Done first (which I STRONGLY advise against if it's your first time through).

"Sorry for the delayed response. Hope you're doing well, man! That's a kickass new banner, by the way. What Doom WAD is that?"

No problem at all, I'm 2 months late myself. =/
The banner, which has since been replaced, is a GIF that I made from one of my recordings of a bunch of mods being used in tandem, via EZGIF (handy site). I'll leave it here: [Link]
The map pack is "No End in Sight", which is an Ultimate Doom campaign, episodes and all, which are a lot less common than Doom II mods. The HUD is called "Ultimate Doom Visor" ("Ultimate" in that it does a lot of stuff, not that it only works in Doom 1), and it's all running alongside Project Brutality which I'm sure you're familiar with by now.
A warning for No End in Sight: It's an old one and was NOT made with any of the "brutal" mods in mind. It gets ridiculous in later levels, at least on Ultra-Violence.
about 3 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Ooh, love a bit of LSD and Yume Nikki. I played them both obsessively as a teenager, so I bet Broken Reality will feel strangely nostalgic! Which also looks like the point of it from the off, so it'll be doubly nostalgic, haha. That'll be my first purchase when those Steam sales hit next month!

I hope you have a blast with Yakuza whenever you get around to it again. Were you playing Kiwami? Shenmue definitely feels like a chiller, smaller-scale companion to Yakuza in a lot of ways, so playing them side by side would probably be an extra dose of coziness. Hope life's been treating you well lately, too. ^^
about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Hooray, thank you!
about 7 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Hey, thanks! I've been so caught up in game design lately that I haven't done any streaming for quite some time, but I do plan to get back to it eventually.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I replay Xenogears probably about every 5 years, so I think I am due! If only there weren't a billion games to play and limited gaming time!

Like A Dragon is tons of fun. I always enjoy the goofy over-the-top soap opera that is the Yakuza series
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Illusion of Gaia, Grand Theft Auto III, Xenogears and Final Fantasy VII??

Wow, you are playing some fantastic games at the moment!!
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Well ya got the game and a working SEGA CD, so what are you waiting for, Christmas? Play it! (But maybe finish 1 first...) Oh, you cleared 1! Yeah make it ya next game.

[Link] Ah God, Sonic just can't catch a break, can he? Why does SEGA continue to make mistakes like this?
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Sleep: Not playing anything
It's still weird to hear that I'm a big part of anything at all; I see myself more as someone who works from the shadows that not many people really notice. That said, I guess we did get a pretty big turnout for Nemo, didn't we? I wanted to do something like that again this Summer, but the year just got away from me. I'm wondering of Discord allows screen sharing, and if I could bootleg stream a movie that way. Not sure what. Yellow Submarine, maybe? I think I'm out of game-related movies that are any good.

I made a note; I'll tell you all about it whenever I get there.

Well, that is assuming he still lives there, but there is NO QUESTION that he's from Southeastern Pennsylvania; nobody else in the fucking WORLD talks like that.

I figured they would; I'm just surprised they didn't go with full-blown limp-dick orchestral, like Final Fantasy almost always has. I'm curious as to what 4-6 are going to look and sound like, but I'll probably stick with the originals; Spriters' Resource and YouTube don't cost a thing. No problem; that was more of a "Get this down while I'm still thinking about it" kind of thing. In fact, I've been meaning to ask you about it since you bought the thing; I just kept forgetting. Makes me wonder when the Broken Reality soundtrack became available, though; Astrodogs is brand new, so maybe it'll be released later?

It has a lot of neat visual effects to dazzle the eye, but let's just say that if Oases of Beauty weren't dead, it still wouldn't make the cut; wouldn't even cross my mind. Now, the spritework is pretty impressive, when you compare it to the 16-bit era that it's so obviously referencing, especially when it comes to bosses, but if you asked me to rank the big 4 (gameplay, visuals, scenario, and sound), visuals would come dead last without any hesitation. They're not even bad; they're just... fine? and everything else is spectacular. That Dragon Quest 3 remake looks bad to me, though; it's a similar idea, but with REALLY low-poly backgrounds, almost like a reverse Final Fantasy 7.

Oh, no; Lovecraft was considered a raging racist even in his own time. Dude had a cat named N-word Man, and it showed up in one of his stories.
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Sleep: Not playing anything
Psychonauts 2 is something I'd like to try, but I'm sure as hell not shelling out $60 for it; I'm not $60 interested. I feel the same way about Bloodstained, too: it's on sale for half off right now, but even $20 is more than I'd want to pay for it. "It's Symphony of the Night!" I have Symphony of the Night and half a dozen other great Castlevania games that you nostalgia flag wavers have been ignoring for the past 20 years. Also, the indie market is FLOODED with these things. I'm sure it's great, but if it wants to stand out, it's going to have to do a hell of a lot more than be Symphony of the Night and come with a bonus game that's a knockoff of one of my all-time least favorite Castlevania Platformers. Well, it is the moon element; Luna's a pretty logical name for it. The 4 basic elements are named after classical mythology, too: gnomes, sylphs, undines, and salamanders were spirits of their respective elements, though you might already know that, since you've played the older Megaten games; that's why fusing the elemental spirit demons together makes them in Shin Megami Tensei 2, and probably others.

Super Mario RPG had that, too; you had to know where to place the notes with the do-re-mi shit, and then the last one, you had to do by ear. I bought my ass a strategy guide. The music sequence was one of my least favorite parts in Chrono Cross; it just dragged on and on, and the music wasn't anything special. Just like the opera scene from Final Fantasy 6 fuckin' fight me.

I sure hope so, too; been going out there every night and dumping pots of boiling water on them as long as I can before the cloud emerges, but I think it's thinning out. I'm going to try the poison again tonight, and hopefully, nobody dies. Just sucks, because when the nest is underground, you don't really have a thing to spray.

My dad does say that vinyl has the best sound quality out of everything, and he's really big on music... even if his hearing's gone to absolute shit these days. I'll have to take your word for the rest of it, because I don't have a single record to my name. I've had CRTs for a long time, too, but when I upgraded to better technology, I didn't give it a single thought. I don't miss dial-up; I don't miss AOL; I don't miss phone cords; I don't miss any of that stuff. The only time I'd ever find myself wanting a CRT is if I'm playing a light gun game, and I can't even remember the last time that's come up.
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Sleep: Not playing anything
It's just fucking bizarre; not even Final Fantasy has made monsters that look as good as Final Fantasy 1's do, even on the same system. That was one thing that absolutely shocked me the first time I played Final Fantasy 2 and 3 for NES: the monsters just looked... bad... sloppy. Not all of them, of course, but overall, nothing even came close to the original.

I say fuck 'em; got plenty else to play, so I'm not going to put up with their bullshit. I don't want any game that badly, or I'd have bought Dragon Ball FighterZ 12 times over by now; damn thing's on sale for 75% off or more every other week, it seems. Steam is a point I'll concede, but not much else; Epic because they give away free shit all the time, and I do have a UPlay account for free shit that I grabbed that was largely a waste of my fucking time. But hey, I did get to try Assassin's Creed and Watchdogs, and now I can definitively say that they can both go fuck that hole in the ground in my yard that has bees spewing out of it. UPlay is now just a thing I'll boot up every once in a very great while to play Child of Light.

That's even funnier; they moved on, because they knew they could, and probably nobody would even notice. I still have to play that at some point; I'm going to wait until my lady has her Switch and just borrow it; I'm in absolutely no hurry.

I usually just have other things I'd rather be doing than reading, a lot of the time. I occasionally do some reading while I'm cooking, but that's usually about it. Maybe I'll get some in when I go to Virginia in a few months; might be more viable than trying to work on my backlog through my laptop, assuming I've even finished Steam by then. It's looking good; the Yakuza games aren't taking me as long as I'd thought they would.

Why not? Mega Man games aren't all that long, so they're perfect for binging or when you have just an hour or so. Hell, Flashman85 played through 1-10 in a single day, without even using enemy weaknesses in many cases. Ikea is where I got that, but if you're going there, rather than just ordering it online, clear your schedule for the day; Ikea is an EXPERIENCE.

They are cool, and unfortunately not only rare, but usually not that good; Raparasu no Ma was a huge letdown.

Oh, I've seen that one; it didn't really seem like something I'd enjoy.
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Sleep: Not playing anything
Thanks! Yeah, it's been one hell of a ride.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
I hope you'll get better soon!
Take care DarkLink, we're waiting for your return! :D
about 3 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
get better soon!
about 3 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Bye bye bye!
about 3 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Hey, all.

Sorry for the slow replies, lately. I think I'm going to take a break from the Backlog for a bit, at least until I recover. I've been pretty sick, so it's hard to focus on things. Hopefully I can come back strong in a week or so. Until then, see ya soon and take care of yourselves.
about 4 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
"You had to come now, didn't you?"
about 4 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Beyond the Beyond isn't really any different than most other RPGs and is also about ten hours, but if ya like the ol' Shining Force look (which is what drew me in), it's worth lookin' into. The battle sequences look a lot like Golden Sun... Camelot, right? Oh, sorry.
Wario: Camelot! Ha ha!

Too bad Camelot is hell-bent on making Mario sports games nowadays. A new Golden Sun or trilogy remaster is overdue. Or maybe a new RPG altogether?

I hear development of Shining Force III was actually pretty rough. This may have been why Sonic / Camelot cut ties with SEGA.
about 4 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I have indeed played Rokko Chan! In fact, I livestreamed a blind attempt forever ago, if you're excessively bored: [Link]

One of these days I might go back and finish it. It's a good one, for sure.
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I'm really enjoying your Xenogears replay reactions! It's one of my favorite games, too, and it's making me want to play it yet again
about 1 month ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Hey, no worries at all! Thanks a lot for dropping the name of that game. I can imagine as a walking sim the environments are a real sight to behold. That's definitely going on my Steam wishlist; just can't resist a nice pastel colour scheme and a bit of vaporwave every now and again.

And thanks! I actually finished it last night, and ended up really loving the chill vibes and slow burn storytelling methods it used. You definitely seem like the kind of person who can appreciate a nice Dreamcast game, so I bet you'd get a kick out of it. If you're ever finding yourself in the mood for a comfy winter-y game, I'd totally recommend it.
The storm comes... or is it just another shower?