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Conker's Bad Fur Day NA
Starting it shortly. I've heard about it back then and throughout the years, but never had the chance to play it, until now.

Updated about 5 days ago

Just finished completing Banjo-Kazooie and still wanted to remain within Rare's universe, but wanted to get a break from collectathons, so this, which apparently is not the latter as I had previously thought, seems to be the perfect game for the occasion. I've heard a LOT about this game over the years and always wanted to play it. I know very little of it actually, other than some of its backstory. Kudos for Rare convincing Nintendo to let this one happen in the platform, especially back then!

Hellbilly'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.
62 (U)
  35 Unplayed  
56.5% of Unfinished
21.3% of Total
37.8%
61 (B)
37.2%
41 (C)
25%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  54 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
PC 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Arcade C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Atari 2600 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Casio PV-1000 11 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Action Max 5 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Master System BEAT 2 (B) 4 (C) 6 Total
Family Computer BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
NES 1 (U) 4 (B) 8 (C) 13 Total
Famicom Disk System BEAT 1 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
SNES 2 (U) 5 (B) 9 (C) 16 Total
TurboGrafx-CD BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Sega CD C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
CD-i 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
PlayStation BEAT 5 (B) 4 (C) 9 Total
Saturn 1 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Nintendo 64 3 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 7 Total
Dreamcast BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation 2 2 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
GameCube 2 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Xbox BEAT 4 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Wii BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
HyperScan 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
PlayStation 3 1 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Xbox 360 BEAT 4 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Wii U C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
PlayStation 4 2 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Xbox One 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo Switch 8 (U) 7 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
Steam 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
Game Boy 2 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 6 Total
Game Boy/Color 3 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Game Boy Advance 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Game.com 6 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
All Games 174 Total
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about 2 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2021
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Oh that's pretty epic! The most important thing is that you found a way, for both things lol. I like old stuff, but yeah, I think even I would not "get" Atari games in general. It is definitely a product of its time.

As for eBay, yes, I buy strictly from UK. First of all, because I like my games to be PAL, my Ps2 can play other region games, but I like having PAL on my games anyway, it just feels right, you know? I don't buy from Germany because they censure the hell out of some games, so I don't even want to gamble (I have bad experience with german game sadly...). Also I don't like buying from Spain because some games have the title (on the cover) in Spanish, so it just looks awkward. And all other countries (like for example, Italy, Greece, France etc.) are awful. They all sell games for ridiculous prices, so screw that. As for the hole, yeah, just a literal hole, like somebody stabbed the box with a pen or something, I don't know why someone would do that, I guess someone was hella bored.
about 5 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2021
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Hey, hello back!

Palette, a, whole, palette!? Holy crap man, that is a lot of tapes!
Man that sounds like pain, maybe I should sort some of my DVD's and VHS's tapes that don't work haha. Man don't you just hate when you try to find solution to a problem just to find out that you can't do anything, pain in the ass. My friend offered me help in Dark Souls, so he tried to put a summon sign, but I couldn't see it, we tried resetting our reuters, doing updates on our Ps3's and many other things. But then it turn out that he is just too high of a level or something like that, so we can't summon each other lol.

Yeah, Japan is Steam of physical video games lol, they are impeccable when it comes to keeping their games in good state. While here you buy a game from UK for 40$ in very good state and there is a 20% chance that you will find a hole in the box smh. But hey, sometimes you need to take a gamble, it always has potential to be good. I once bought a game for only 7$ form UK and it works perfectly, tho it did have a hole in the box, thankfully my friend had a game that doesn't works and gave me his box, so I just switched the CD and the box art lol.
about 3 weeks ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2021
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Yeah, I never tell someone what to do with their money. As I tell my friends: "You spend 100 dollars in a single night on alcohol? Cool, do what you want." , their money, their rules. I think that everything can be bought for a reasonable price, like when I buy games I always wait to find the right one. Talking about medium price + low shipping + trustworthy seller + having a lot of saved money. That's how I bought Dark Souls, it was relatively cheap and the seller has 100% positive feedback, so I gave it a go and it works flawlessly!

Everdrives sounds bloody amazing! "Just look for Japanese N64s when buying one, they are still very cheap." , bro, what isn't cheap in Japan? You can find used Super Mario 64 in perfect condition in middle of some random store in a goddamn village for...like...6 bucks, they are insane. Once I bought two games for 10 dollars, perfect condition and the games have english audio anyway lol.

"Thank you, I actually spend two days on the CRT subreddit trying to prove to skeptics that that CRT was a true EDTV." , hahahaha
Satisfying people on subreddit is always hard as hell. I am just glad that I don't have to convince them if my art is genuine or not, all of them are sceptic as hell. But we both have profes to back us up in a time of need!
about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Oh I had no idea it got a (sort of) next-gen patch on Xbox Series X! I might purchase it on that too the next time it goes on sale then, because it really is an amazing game. I did run into a few problems on PS3 but nothing game breaking like for Dragon Age: Inquisition on PS3, which was simply completely unplayable and kept crashing.
I just finished all of the DLCs as well, one or two were really short and unnecessary but I really loved the other ones, especially the Sigourney Weaver one!

Rare did a lot of great stuff for the Nintendo 64, you can immediately recognize their particular graphical touch. While I didn't really love Donkey Kong 64 I enjoyed everything else they released on that console, especialy Conker's Bad Fur Day, which is just so anti Nintendo in nature, lol. I'm glad it runs smoothly and that you also have the Rare Replay disc to look forward too!
about 4 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2021
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
No problem man! Always glad to help.

Yeah the prices seem to be insane these days, especially some individuals who try to sell a game for multiple hundred dollars. When I was re-buying Sly 2 I saw someone who was (and still definitely is) selling that same game for like 200 dollars. I know that it was never opened copy and everything, but come on, who is insane enough to buy that? Sheet, every time you start recommending something I gotta write all of that somewhere so it doesn't fade into the abyss haha. Everdrive 64 X7 looks and seems amazing! I will look into it when the time is right.

"PAL is well, terrible. Games are slower, squashed and it's just not what they were supposed to be..." , man, we Europeans never get better versions, don't we? Same thing with Ps1, NTSC being 60 fps, but we get only 30, damn. "The giants of my living room, the uber rare 36" EDVT (480p component, 100% lag-free analog, no HD) and my big ol' standard 34 Trinitron for that 240p goodness. 180lbs (82kg) and 182lbs (83kg), each weights more than I do!!" , is this what heaven looks like? Jokes aside that's one hell of an impressive collection!
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Hey I'm enjoying it a lot and am actually surprised by the framerate on PS3: I expected my motion sickness to act up like crazy because of it but nope, I'd say the worst parts are the loading times in the elevators and while doors open, those are obviously lagging. But I own it on PS4 as well and wanted to start with this version, and then enjoy the smoother PS4 one on my Pro.
It's been a while since I've been so on edge when playing a game though, the xenomorph got quite a few shrieks out of me, lol. I've just beaten it and am now going to play through the DLCs.

Looks like you're enjoying Banjo Kazooie! I played that years ago on N64 and put it aside in my Rare Replay Collection on Xbox One, will get to it eventually too
about 4 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Thanks, man! Right back at ya! Good luck with the rest of Banjo Kazooie, you're making great progress from the sound of it!
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2021
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Well I don't mind being challenged in a video game, if the game is good and the challenge is rewarding and satisfying. One of my favourite video games of all time is Jak & Daxter, that game is one of the easiest games I ever played, yet I love it. Also very similar to Banjo Kazooie that you are currently playing, you should check it out if you end up liking Banjo Kazooie a lot. I think a lot of younger gamers are spoiled for choice, not just these days, but for a long time now. As someone who is not very fortunate with money, I appreciate what I have and try to make the most out of it.

I can see Banjo Kazooie having amazing visuals, N64 (or any older sistem) + colorful graphics + cartoonish style = success! Oh, I didn't know that it had a port on Xbox, well while getting an Xbox does sound nice, N64 being a first nintendo console sounds better. There are also no Xbox exclusives that I intend to play, so getting an 360 or Xbox One sounds pointless. Oh well, N64 it is. I been using that new CRT TV for old movies too and man do they look good! I rewatched some old cartoons from my childhood too solely because of that CRT TV, they look even better than I remember them. Getting that CRT TV was a very good choice, and I have you to thank for educating me about its quality, so thank you.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2021
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Oh I am in love with the game! It's brutal and keeps getting better. Just killed one of the optional mini bosses for some nice loot, the pain was absolutely worth it! Love how the game is completely fair, every time I die, it's entirely my fault and there is always a way, but only if there is will. Oh yeah, both Demon Souls and Dark Souls 2 are also on Ps3, so I will play them, maybe, even this year (at least one of them).

Man, I am so jealous! I would love to play Banjo Kazooie one day. Grew up with colorful platformers so that game is on my radar. But I will not emulate it, one day I shall play it on an original console, the game seems worth it.

Don't worry, tomorrow I will play few more hours and update my Dark Souls diary!
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2021
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
It has begun...

All of the tales of old were true, this game is no joke. Hard, challenging, but also encouraging and empowering when you finally overcome an impossible task. You have no idea what the end goal is, all you have to do is live, struggle and survive, only thing moving you forward being... hope. Hope that there is peace at the end and that is not even guaranteed. Not even 3 hours in and with no major accomplishment, I already love this game. So simple, yet so compelling and complex at the same time. This is going to be one of those experiences that cannot be replicated, only hyped to continue tomorrow!

N64 ey? That's great! It's always nice to revisit childhood memories, have fun with it! And thank you for kind wishes! The struggle continues!