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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia
Of all the multiplayer construction and conquest games, this is my favorite. Outstanding gameplay and atmosphere and huge replay value.

Updated about 1 week ago

★★★★★
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Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun
So far, the gameplay is aggressively back to basics and the localization feels unprofessional. Hopes are not high for this one.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆☆★★★
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Dustforce
Easy to learn, challenging to master. Fast-paced, simple, and just plain fun. Until it suddenly demands constant, irrational precision. Achievements: 0 / 1 (0%)

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆☆★★★
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Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest 2
A gargantuan experiment in level design, with fun customization options and lots of humor. Achievements: 3 / 32 (9%)

Updated about 4 months ago

☆★★★★

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OH JOES! Developer Diary #2: Programming

As I've said before, I am not a programmer. Before OH JOES!, most of my exposure to programming was in elementary school, where I used QBasic and an ancient software called Story Tree to craft Choose Your Own Adventure–style text adventures. Wh...

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about 6 days ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hi there, how are you doing? Well, I saw your Castlevania Bloodlines entry in the main page and followed suit... Then I noticed you usually leave impressions of the games you play, and I like to read those.
about 3 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Yeah, kind of an outside reference. I'm carrying on your legacy, Tim!

And we're not alone; a close friend of mine, whose PC game knowledge I'd liken to my knowledge of console games, said about the same: that it was overrated, even back when it came out. I have no real complaints, because it had some neat areas, and Joey was a trip, but like you said, the tone was all over the place, and the satirical elements were... lacking. I get what they were going for, but there are other games to play the same angle much better. The part that really stands out to me is the courthouse scene; it was so remarkably incoherent.

Honestly, I'm terrible at Strategy, so I've never been able to finish a single campaign in any of the first 3 games. Usually, I'd be able to finish a scenario or 3, but never a whole campaign. Despite that, I do enjoy the games, so I usually just screw around with the map editor until I come up with something I can beat and go to it. I wonder if maybe all 8 of them are one continuous story... and also why there are 8 instead of 9, since there are 9 alignments. Looking at the titles, I'm not even really that sure that I know which of the alignments is missing.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
What you've heard about Battle Network 4 is pretty accurate. (Info was taken from Part 16 of Epee Em's playthrough of BN4 on the LP Archive) [Link]

It's one of the most infamous games in the franchise and is often viewed as the Mega Man equivalent of Sonic 06, regarding the damage it did to the series' reputation. That said, I hope your copy of the game is at least more stable than mine was. Mine was ruined due to a game breaking bug that caused the game to freeze whenever it tried loading the penultimate boss fight. This later evolved into the game being unable to advance past the title screen without it freezing, rendering my copy literally unplayable. I still have no idea what caused this, though that can be said of most of 4's glitches.
about 3 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I noticed you're playing Battle Network 4 and I feel I should say 2 things:

1. My condolences. That game is a mess of glitches, backtracking, and terrible writing.

2. If you're going for 100% completion, GET. A. GUIDE. BN4 is notoriously obnoxious to complete. Some of the Blue Mystery Data is exclusive to a single playthrough (there are 3 playthroughs total you have to do at minimum) and if you miss even one, you have to beat the game twice before you can have a second chance at it. It's miserable if you end up in that position, as the average playthrough is roughly 15-20 hours long.

Good luck, and Godspeed. Given that the game is more reliant on RNG and repetition than any other game in the series, you'll need it.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks dude and your gaming stories looks awesome
about 1 month ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Is that what the hell those Heroes Chronicles things are? I picked up the entire Heroes of Might and Magic series cheap for my lady, and I'd played 1-3 before, but I'd had no idea what the Chronicles games could be. I did notice that their titles each strongly suggested a certain alignment, but that's all that I'd gotten out of it.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
That's perfectly reasonable. I thought they did a good job overall with the game and I had a lot of fun with it. Supposedly there is a Mega Man 2 NES fan port to the Master System, so I would like to try that out some day as well.
No matter where you go, there you are.