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(C)
3DSDL
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Achievements: 228 / 256 (89%)

Updated about 16 hours ago

Level 50. 42/42 Platinum ranks. 228/256 Heroic Rank challenges cleared. The remaining challenges all involve buying pieces of equipment that I don't need. To get the gems for that, I'd need to collect more than two year's worth of daily login bonuses so that's not happening. Six more challenges would also require online play but nobody is playing this game anymore.
(B)
N64
Donkey Kong 64
Game beaten with 66% completion

Updated about 2 days ago

(B)
WiiUVC
Fire Emblem
Casually replaying on Hector Mode.

Updated about 3 days ago

Completion criteria will be hard to decide after this run, since collecting all supports will be at least seven more playthroughs.
(B)
Steam
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Still playing regularly with friends. Achievements: 19 / 26 (73%)

Updated about 1 week ago

All levels cleared on Champion. Dwarf level 30. Witchhunter level 30. Bright wizard level 26. Elf level 17. Kruber level 24.
(U)
Steam
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Game over, man!

Updated about 2 weeks ago

Gustavos'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.
555 (U)
  401 Unplayed  
72.3% of Unfinished
36.3% of Total
50.2%
373 (B)
33.8%
177 (C)
16%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  0 ?????         Master Runs  3 (M)
Mobile 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Arcade 29 (U) 2 (B) 11 (C) 45 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 49 (U) 0 (B) 10 (C) 59 Total
Nintendo 64 15 (U) 9 (B) 14 (C) 42 Total
GameCube 7 (U) 17 (B) 8 (C) 37 Total
Wii 10 (U) 19 (B) 4 (C) 37 Total
WiiWare 2 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 7 (U) 8 (B) 4 (C) 19 Total
Wii U 6 (U) 17 (B) 2 (C) 25 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 8 (U) 8 (B) 9 (C) 26 Total
Wii U Downloads 3 (U) 3 (B) 3 (C) 9 Total
Game Boy/Color 6 (U) 8 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
Game Boy Advance 10 (U) 12 (B) 0 (C) 23 Total
Nintendo DS 15 (U) 24 (B) 5 (C) 46 Total
Nintendo 3DS 5 (U) 16 (B) 8 (C) 33 Total
3DS Downloads 6 (U) 4 (B) 8 (C) 18 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 8 (U) 2 (B) 7 (C) 17 Total
Nintendo Switch 1 (U) 9 (B) 4 (C) 15 Total
Switch Downloads 7 (U) 8 (B) 4 (C) 25 Total
PC 3 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Steam 117 (U) 54 (B) 8 (C) 189 Total
GOG.com 12 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
PlayStation 14 (U) 5 (B) 9 (C) 34 Total
PlayStation 2 33 (U) 32 (B) 6 (C) 96 Total
PlayStation 3 26 (U) 31 (B) 22 (C) 85 Total
PlayStation 4 14 (U) 9 (B) 8 (C) 33 Total
PSOne Classics 40 (U) 16 (B) 6 (C) 63 Total
PS2 Classics 20 (U) 5 (B) 3 (C) 29 Total
PlayStation Network 12 (U) 5 (B) 2 (C) 20 Total
PlayStation Portable 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
PlayStation Vita 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Xbox 11 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Xbox 360 30 (U) 34 (B) 9 (C) 83 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 23 (U) 11 (B) 2 (C) 39 Total
All Games 1211 Total
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about 3 days ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
So nice to see you playing DK64! What do you think of it?
about 3 weeks ago

Badges
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
Putting weapons behind the gigolo missions is kind of weird, but if they didn't there would be almost no reason to try them at all. They do have the decency of making the most important one, the drill, the first thing you unlock. The others are really unnecessary in normal play and only show any usefulness when trying to play as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The final battle is pretty spectacular, and that remix of From the New World, perfect. As for combos, it's always fun to build up to faster and flashier attacks, but I would cancel out of the last hit in the max combo moveset because it takes too long. I do believe that gives a good boost to DPS.
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
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
Hey! Yeah, it's a really simple trick, but I watched a playthrough back when the game came out and nearly screamed at the fact the players never stumbled upon it. Combat is super simple, but like I said, there's just enough meat on that bone to make it enjoyable. At a higher level the game becomes less about fighting stylishly and racking up points than it does about developing the most optimal strategies for each encounter and enemy type to rush through with no damage. Pretty addicting to go for top scores that way...

I want to take a second here to brag that I was the number 3 top player on the leaderboards back around release (when you get past all the people who hacked their scores to an impossible maxed number). I know at least one guy passed me at some point by a small amount, but I never did easy mode and scores across all stack IIRC so I could've easily come back, I think.

Sorry for the late response, I've been slacking on updating my account for the past month, as you can see from my caught-up memory card...
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I am INVINCIBLE. For the first time in over three YEARS. I'd celebrate by buying some games but anything I want isn't out yet or I should probably wait for a sale. Progress on games has been unexpectedly speedy. I guess it's my speedrunner instincts knocking out games in just a few hours. I may be on pace to actually have my backlog be less than half unfinished. I didn't even dare set a goal that high back in November. I thought it would be much harder to reach 50.5% yet here we are.
about 2 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Still though, that's really cool
I'm glad you're crushing games just like that, even if they're a little short.

Tell me, how do you feel about Shenmue?
I've been meaning to play it myself, but current playthroughs and such are keeping me busy for the moment.
about 2 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
How can you complete games at such a fast pace?
Wish I was as fast
about 2 months ago

Badges
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
I know there's frequently not a good reason to start with an earlier entry in a series, especially if the games are more about mechanical iteration than each having different stories and scenarios, but I guess I figure if it's worth checking a series out, it's worth seeing it through, and going back in a series is usually difficult anyway.

That, and I partly care more about playing through to gather an 'experience' rather than to just have played a game for fun at the time.
about 2 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hey there old friend! Thanks!

For now, just Knack. I will be trying out some of the new stuff I amassed over the last few months and see what sticks. While I have the time, I would like to get back into Yakuza.

How did Yakuza go for you?
about 3 months ago

Badges
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
Oh yeah, I'm looking forward to Gunslinger immensely, but I've got a compulsion to play through game series chronologically so that's why I've only played the original. I just didn't expect to actually like it so much! I think it'll definitely scratch that western itch for you.

Honestly, I'm not that interested in K&L1 as it looks really drab at the best of times, but the glitched digital camera gimmick and neon Shanghai aesthetic of Dog Days really interests me. But, again, the "play games in order" thing...

Also, a belated congrats on your Backloggiversary! I'm thinking I might try to set a goal for myself this year too, like attempting the 52 game challenge again (only got about halfway last time IIRC), but your more specific challenges are interesting too. I also didn't realize you only got a PS4 relatively recently, like I did. Hit me up if you ever get Monster Hunter for it or whatever other multiplayer games I have.
about 3 months ago

Badges
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
Neat, Call of Juarez. I played through the first game a few years ago and got surprisingly into it, it's this weird kind of pseudo-janky fun. Not really broken, but something about it makes it feel like it could snap at any second. In any case I had a lot of fun completing it on the highest difficulty; I've owned Bound in Blood for about as long, but haven't gotten to it. I always hear it's even better.

Kane and Lynch is another one of those trashy C-tier kind of series I want to play just to see what's up, I'm genuinely upset I missed out on Dog Days's DLC being discounted during a recent 360 sale.
about 4 months ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
This backloggiversary marks the end of my fifth year battling the unstoppable

If my tally is accurate, I have or 62 games since last backloggiversary, not double counting games that have been beaten and completed in the same year. That beats last year's tally of 58. However, I notice my memory card includes far more vintage titles, and a lot of very fast clears. 2017 saw me playing a ton of then-current titles, but this year I was mostly digging into the old backlog.

This year also saw the addition of my wonderful PS4, which I finally decided to purchase for God of War. But unlike the Switch last year, a lot of my PS4 purchases were of games across its years long library that I was merely catching up on. The truth is, I'm confident I played less games overall this year due to me getting more serious about my schooling during my one semester of full time classes early this year, which I immediately cut back on, returning to part time school. Just couldn't do it alongside my job.

As for speedrunning, I transitioned to games I could clear faster and not require so many consecutive hours of free time. I would like to return to Other M, but I see myself hopping to many new games, perhaps in the near future. My fancy new N64 controller I bought for Smash speedrunning has also prompted me to revisit my N64 library, which honestly has needed work for longer than the five years I've been on this site.

I'm inspired by ProtonJon's 64 game clear goal he sets each year. 64 games seems a bit too high for me to reach organically, however, so instead of sheer number, let's set smaller goals:
- Less than 10 N64 games.
- Get total rating under 50.5% for the entire backlog
- Fortune Cookie bounties (Beat or complete these five randomly selected games in one year): Metroid Prime Hunters, Darksiders, Final Fantasy 4: The After Years, Pandemonium!, Bayonetta 2.
- Additional (picked) Bounties: 007 Everything or Nothing, Banjo Tooie, Dead Rising, Dino Crisis, Golden Sun, Killer Is Dead, Muramasa Rebirth, Persona 4 Golden, Okami, Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Whoa those Fortune Cookie picks were generous. I very rarely think about what games I'll play next, but maybe some goal setting will help me be more productive. These bounties are just for fun.
about 4 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
That's a real shame! Deadly Premonition is one of the best games out there, as I'm sure you've heard. There's always the Director's Cut on PS3 if you really wanna play it

Definitely recommended!