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PS2
Summon Night 3 Ownership: Other
Chapter 10: Tangled Truth ~Malice from the Past~. Levelling up a bit before the battles. Aiming for Yafha.

Updated about 1 day ago

★★★★★ Another smash hit after 1&2, which were pretty good in their own right. The amount of chapters were toned down from 2, though the runtime length is roughly equal. The teacher-student aspect is super cute, and I like the setting of helping a bunch of castaway stray summons. The difficulty is kinda welcome, but the Schaltos mechanic (think Mono Shift in Swordcraft 2) is a good equalizer for casual players. It does add to the Karma/Bad End value, but it only screws you over with overuse.
(B)
SNES
Super Mario World: A Super Mario Thing: Demo's Journey
Replay. World 5 - Cave, at Night of the Living Charlie. Going for all raocoins. By raocow's talkhaus.

Updated about 5 days ago

☆★★★★ An iconic, yet very flawed romhack. For its release year, 2010, the stages are relatively solid for a game made mostly by first timers and children, though as a result of being an older SMW collab hack, it has quite a lot of duds and just downright unfair levels. The flavor and vibes it gives off help make it digestible, with the added benefit that there's still quite a lot of fun levels, despite the difficulty. My advice is to approach this with savestates, the postgame (and W4 castle) is BS.
(U)
PC
Fantasia Sango
Getting our bearings in Xudu.

Updated about 1 week ago

★★★★★
(B)
SNES
Secret of Mana Ownership: Other
Replay. Script Augmentation patch on, first visit to Kakkara, heading to the Ice Country.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆★★★★ You can really tell this game is a direct follow up to the original FF Adventure. It shares a lot of its quirks, from the focus on multiple weapons to its more Zelda-ish structure, where the map feels more like a game world than having a sense of place. Overall it doesn't feel as staggered as the gameplay in Trials, but something that does knock it down a bit is the "attack buffering" mechanic, the clunky AI that mustn't go offscreen or no scroll, and the slight focus on grinding proficiencies.
(C)
PC
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Replay. Heading to Ice Cap as Sonic. Have to redo my progress due to reinstalling the Dreamcast mods, 3/130 Emblems.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆☆★★★ A worse port of the GameCube version which was a worse port of the Dreamcast version. It's a very sad way to treat a game that was on the cutting edge of graphics in 1999, what with worsening its lighting engine, simplifying its graphics and artstyle... If you respect art direction in games, the PC port doesn't come recommended. However, now you can use the SA Mod Launcher to restore it to its Dreamcast glory, so I encourage anyone to give it a go with that mod. Please enjoy!
(B)
GBA
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon Ownership: Other
Preparing for Battle Arena grind (raise to Lv80, get Gambler Armbands, grind recovery drops, go ham). Map: 93.9%

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★ Not the best follow up from SotN, but a decent enough showing regardless! The bigger emphasis on grinding isn't something I'm kind of a fan of, though I do appreciate the concept of the card system and the increase in difficulty. Generally a pretty well done game, that just needed a little bit of time to be better balanced while retaining some of the challenge. Maybe just altering how Luck affects drop rates.
(U)
X68k
Aquales Ownership: Other
Stage 2: A Search of Edias Rith (i think they mean "Recon Mission at Edias Rith"?)

Updated about 2 months ago

☆★★★★
(U)
PC
Cave Story
By Pixel. Bad and Neutral endings run, Waterway boyeeeee. DL: https://www.cavestory.org/download/cave-story.php

Updated about 2 months ago

★★★★★ An old gem from the early days of indie game awareness. It hasn't aged as gracefully, a lot of the subareas involve going back and forth a billion times (Sand Zone...) and the physics are floaty in a bad way, but its storytelling, visuals+music and /most/ of its gameplay are terrific. The storytelling especially makes a compelling case to encourage people to play this game. If you're curious as to which version to play, the freeware version is fine, but just make sure you avoid the 3DS version.
(U)
TG16
J.J. & Jeff Ownership: Other
Field 4: 4-1.

Updated about 2 months ago

★★★★★ A comedic Wonder Boy 1/Adventure Island inflected platformer based on the likenesses of Ken Shimura (RIP) and Cha Katou, as well as their Gokigen TV skit show. As expected of WB1, it's a very slippery platformer, but I quite enjoy the physics and gameplay myself. It's not ideal (enemies are hard to time jumps on due to how small they are), but I feel like its jank is part of the joke. The "collect the hidden key to access stage 4" mechanic is also weirdly cruel, but I think it's funny too.
(U)
PS
Resident Evil Formerly owned
Director's Cut, no Samuragochi. Chris run, currently at the Storage Room with Rebecca.

Updated about 3 months ago

☆★★★★
(B)
PS2
Tales of Destiny 2 Ownership: Other
Completionist run idea aborted, will just focus on levelling up for Rimul and Magnadeus.

Updated about 3 months ago

★★★★★ A step up from Destiny 1, of which the PSX ver. I was pretty underwhelmed by. The battle system has the benefit of being made after Eternia, and I like its emphasis on defensive play, with Kyle being a wall to ward off the enemies, while the others cast spells. The story is still Tales High Concept™ which I'm not a fan of, but the story centered around society being sheltered for its protection feels interesting all of the same. The characters are also just much more likable, still miss Kongman.
(U)
PC
Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils Ownership: Other
By Platine Dispositif. Bunny run. 50% Item completion, at Jade Tower.

Updated about 3 months ago

★★★★★ Super good retro hard-style metroidvania. I appreciate its humorous nature, but I also adore how deviously challenging it is despite it being mostly fair. Mostly. Jade Tower is can be a total pain. It's also not too long either, clocking in at 8 hours if you just do Bunny's story and around 15 if you do Chelsea's as well. It is currently delisted, sadly, though pirating it isn't too hard if you know where to look. Another classic by Platine Dispositif.
(B)
PSP
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection: Final Fantasy IV Ownership: Other
Zeromus beat with the main cast, need to do it with the optional cast to unlock the rest of Lunar Ruins. Cave of Trials done, not going for Pink Tail.

Updated about 4 months ago

☆★★★★ A superb port of Final Fantasy IV Advance, though the same issues with Final Fantasy IV apply here. The difficulty can be a bit overwhelming, especially due to how ATB works, but something that is a small bugbear to me is how the encounter rate is still high in the level of late era NES, early era SNES games. Personally, I would have toned it down and adjusted EXP rates accordingly.
(U)
TG16
Momotarou Densetsu Turbo Ownership: Other
Bartering at the Capital of Hope.

Updated about 5 months ago

☆★★★★ A pretty good graphical upgrade to the original Momotarou Densetsu. The overworld graphics feel less generic, and the colorful lightheartedness and dumb jokes of the original are still there. It's still a Dragon Quest clone at heart, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.
(U)
PC
Fallout
Hub quests, Junk Town mostly clear of EXP outside of recruiting Dogmeat, need to check if I can recruit Tycho.

Updated about 12 months ago

★★★★★ An impeccable game. It's a bit clunky, but it's very rewarding to explore. The quests are pretty fleshed out, most of them do have different ways of progressing making you able to say, avoid combat as much as possible, which is very good. There's a lot of choices for builds that can beat the game, though for some you're gonna have to have quite a bit of knowledge and experience under your belt. It's also phenomenally written. 100% recommended, could just use more cute men /joke

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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.
147 (U)
  10 Unplayed  
6.8% of Unfinished
1.5% of Total
22.5%
295 (B)
45.2%
210 (C)
32.2%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  260 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
Arcade BEAT 15 (B) 4 (C) 27 Total
NES 5 (U) 3 (B) 38 (C) 49 Total
Famicom Disk System BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Game Boy 3 (U) 2 (B) 17 (C) 23 Total
SNES 26 (U) 124 (B) 40 (C) 192 Total
Nintendo 64 2 (U) 7 (B) 3 (C) 12 Total
Game Boy/Color 3 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 7 Total
Game Boy Advance 7 (U) 13 (B) 6 (C) 26 Total
GameCube 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo DS 4 (U) 6 (B) 6 (C) 16 Total
Wii 3 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Nintendo 3DS 2 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
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Nintendo Switch 3 (U) 3 (B) 2 (C) 8 Total
Master System 2 (U) 3 (B) 9 (C) 14 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 5 (U) 12 (B) 13 (C) 30 Total
Game Gear BEAT 3 (B) 7 (C) 10 Total
Sega CD 1 (U) 3 (B) 5 (C) 9 Total
32X C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Saturn 1 (U) 15 (B) 12 (C) 29 Total
Dreamcast 2 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation 14 (U) 22 (B) 10 (C) 50 Total
PlayStation 2 7 (U) 10 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
PlayStation Portable BEAT 7 (B) 1 (C) 8 Total
PlayStation 3 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation 4 BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
TurboGrafx-16 2 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 6 Total
TurboGrafx-CD BEAT 1 (B) 6 (C) 7 Total
Neo Geo BEAT 6 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Neo Geo Pocket/Color BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
3DO 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
WonderSwan/Color BEAT 1 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
NEC PC-8801 2 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
NEC PC-9801 2 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 6 Total
MSX BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Amiga C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Sharp X68000 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
DOS 6 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
PC 38 (U) 20 (B) 16 (C) 95 Total
Mobile 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
All Games 699 Total
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about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Did you enjoy ToD2?
about 2 years ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
dorime
about 3 years ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Is this the new translation that was released just a few months ago?
about 3 years ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Thanks! I was able to finish it, but there were a few levels that were a doozy!
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