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Riven: The Sequel to Myst
Playing this virtually with a friend. I have serious issues with the puzzle design, pacing, world layout, and story presentation.

Updated about 5 days ago

☆☆☆☆★
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
Engaging story, good combat system, pretty decent aesthetics. Wandering back and forth is growing tiresome; the writing is painfully gender normative.

Updated about 6 days ago

☆☆★★★
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Make a Good 48 Hour Mega Man Level
I'm on the devteam for this, currently contributing NPC dialogue as the rest of the game is being finished.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest 3
I'm a judge for this contest, which will eventually become a free-to-download game. I'm designing my judge level and some of the tier hubs.

Updated about 1 month ago

More info about MaGMML: https://magmmlcontest.com/

Flashman85'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.
305 (U)
  248 Unplayed  
81.3% of Unfinished
25.9% of Total
31.8%
59 (B)
6.2%
594 (C)
62%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  48 ?????         Master Runs  49 (M)
Apple II C O M P L E T E ! 4 Total
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Atari 2600 C O M P L E T E ! 7 Total
Browser 1 (U) 0 (B) 39 (C) 40 Total
Calculator C O M P L E T E ! 2 Total
Family Computer 1 (U) 0 (B) 7 (C) 8 Total
Game Boy/Color 1 (U) 3 (B) 27 (C) 31 Total
Game Boy Advance 5 (U) 6 (B) 24 (C) 35 Total
GameCube 14 (U) 12 (B) 37 (C) 63 Total
Game Gear BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
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NES 2 (U) 1 (B) 54 (C) 57 Total
Nintendo 64 2 (U) 4 (B) 14 (C) 20 Total
Nintendo DS 8 (U) 2 (B) 15 (C) 25 Total
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Origin 1 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
PC 91 (U) 14 (B) 186 (C) 293 Total
PlayStation 3 (U) 1 (B) 5 (C) 9 Total
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SNES 4 (U) 1 (B) 34 (C) 39 Total
Steam 131 (U) 9 (B) 58 (C) 198 Total
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Virtual Console (Wii) 11 (U) 0 (B) 16 (C) 27 Total
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Wii 11 (U) 0 (B) 18 (C) 29 Total
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All Games 960 Total
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Reflections on a Year of Self-Quarantine

When I promised my wife that I would grow my hair out to Thor length if I was ever allowed to work from home full-time, I was not expecting it to become a tangible reminder of how long I've been weathering a global pandemic. It's been over a year sin...

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about 3 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Twinbee's pretty fun but I can't say I love it.

I respect the game an awful lot though. I love the characters, I love the cutesy aesthetic, and I think the bell power up idea is great in theory and maybe even pretty good in execution. I just don't feel super compelled to get really good at it. I think it's a combination of having to juggle the bell to get power ups (and usually just getting points) and how slow the game feels. Give me Parodius or Fantasy Zone any day.

I do like that it at least somewhat avoids the Gradius pratfall of "if you die, you might as well start over" though.

That said, I've never exactly been partial to vertical shoot-em-ups. I haven't actually played many shoot-em-ups in general though.

Probably going to break out the Flip-Grip and play this in tate mode and see how it handles.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
The remaster of broken sword is just ugly and not natural. Nothing beats the original. I see you love Mega Man, I just beat MM5 the other day, I have all 6 MM games for the NES beaten except 1 & 6. I've also replayed MM2. Pretty amazing how every single MM game contains at least 2 or 3 amazing songs, even MM6
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Chef! A great Game & Watch game is now a great Steam game!
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hello abour Broken Sword, you gotta play the original pc version, the director's cut kind of sucks, its just not the same feeling. I have played all 3 versions (PC,PSX,GBA) and the game is fantastic, probably the best point & click out there
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I haven't played it, but it looks promising. Thanks fer the link! I think I also recall a very old ROM hack called Challenging Lolo.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I'm loving Technobabylon. It's been on my playlist forever, I even started it once already but got stumped on a puzzle. I figured it out this time though :D I remember you mentioning the gore being offputting and I can see why it's not for everyone, man that's some bloody pixel art!

If you like Wadjet games, have you tried Shardlight? It's got a similar feel to Technobabylon but more post-apoc wasteland than cyberpunk. It's dark in tone but I don't remember any gory bits. I really enjoyed it.
about 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Yeah, I'm in a similar situation, I think. I like the music and charm of the Kirby games a lot, but as far as the games are concerned, Planet Robobot is the only one I can say was genuinely fantastic, and Amazing Mirror is at most a guilty pleasure for me, which I still need a map for. Kirby's not a bad series by any means, I just don't think many of the games are for me. Maybe I need to try out more of the spinoffs instead, those might do more for me.
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