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Forza Motorsport
I am at Career Mode - Level 30 Events.

Updated about 1 day ago

I have beaten all of the tracks on Point-To-Point and Amateur, but I still need to finish Career and Arcade Mode.
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Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
I am at Flying Lab - Planet Aranos.

Updated about 3 days ago

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Tactics Ogre
I am at Chapter 4: Hand In Hand - Eden.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

I have beaten the game(Law & Neutral), but I still need to go through all of the paths(Chaos).
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Darkstalkers
2024 New Year's Cookie Beat Game.

Updated about 2 months ago

I have beaten the game with Morrigan, but I still need to beat the game with all characters.
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Sunset Riders
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Updated about 5 months ago

Markies'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.
80 (U)
  79 Unplayed  
98.8% of Unfinished
14.7% of Total
14.9%
243 (B)
45.2%
215 (C)
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Wishlist  1603 ?         Top-Rated  76 ?????         Master Runs  7 (M)
NES 5 (U) 8 (B) 53 (C) 66 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 4 (U) 13 (B) 37 (C) 54 Total
Game Boy/Color 5 (U) 2 (B) 4 (C) 11 Total
SNES 5 (U) 20 (B) 29 (C) 54 Total
Nintendo 64 3 (U) 25 (B) 23 (C) 51 Total
Game Boy Advance 5 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 9 Total
Dreamcast 5 (U) 15 (B) 8 (C) 28 Total
PlayStation 5 (U) 41 (B) 25 (C) 71 Total
PlayStation 2 10 (U) 54 (B) 22 (C) 86 Total
GameCube 4 (U) 23 (B) 5 (C) 32 Total
Xbox 4 (U) 22 (B) 7 (C) 33 Total
PlayStation 3 8 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
Wii 6 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
Wii U 4 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
Nintendo Switch 7 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 11 Total
All Games 538 Total
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about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Thank you, love me some Final Fantasy X. At my job I listen to Youtube Videos so I been mostly listening in on some NintendoCapriSun for the past month or two. It was his Let's Play on Final Fantasy X [Link] that I gotten into a major mood to replay Final Fantasy X this time though on the HD re-release on PC.

Not doing anything too crazy because my backlog is massive as it is, but what I am doing is essentially setting up a playthrough but I'll have it set up with everything at the ready that if I at least the game I can come back to it later with some notes I am pulling together for post game within a later date.

It's something sorta new I'm doing for my backlog. To not worry to much to blitz through a 100% a game every time, even if it's a game I already played before but on a different platform.
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: April 24, 2022
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I completed Skies of Arcadia Legends on the Nintendo GameCube this evening!

Back in 2017, I played through the original Skies of Arcadia on the DreamCast. Not only was it my favorite game that I played that year, but it is also my favorite DreamCast game of all time. I actually replayed it again a few years later to get everything that I had missed. When I had played through the game, a friend of mine played through the GameCube copy and I was always jealous of his copy. When game prices finally began to fall last year, I jumped at the price at picking up a reasonably priced copy. Well, the Fortune Cookie decided that I should play through the game again this year and this time I decided to collect everything all in one go. After more than a month, I finally finished everything in Skies of Arcadia Legends.

Skies of Arcadia Legends takes everything great about the original game and just adds on top of it. Apparently, this has been called the "Director's Cut" and it feels like that. It is just the original game with extras added on. They do nothing to change the original game as the high encounter rate is still present. However, you do gain experience and magic faster. They added a couple of new side quests and fights to add a bit more difficulty near the end. It's amazing to play a Remake nowadays that only adds positives to the game without it feeling bloated or even taking away what made the original game so great. With the new stuff out of the way, Skies of Arcadia feels like a love letter to the classic JRPG. It feels like a game developed by people who loved RPG's in the 16 Bit Era and this is the final bookend to that type of game. Sure, some other games came afterwards in that style, but this kind of feels like the end of an era and an entire genre crystalized into a perfect game. Skies of Arcadia is one of my favorite games of all time and replaying just reinforced everything about it and made the purchase worth every single penny.

Overall, obviously, I absolutely loved Skies of Arcadia Legends. The original DreamCast still has that initial joy of playing it, so I don't know if it will ever be topped. But, for a better game, Skies of Arcadia Legends has it all. Since I loved the game so much, I am glad that I got to play both versions. But, whatever version you decide to play, each of them is an amazing game. If you like RPG's, this is one of the best ones ever made!
about 4 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 6, 2022
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Funny how I was one game away from ...it's almost like I planned it out that way.

I really enjoyed both Dead or Alive 1 (PS1) and Dead or Alive 3 (Xbox), so I was very interested in seeing how good the Dreamcast version of Dead or Alive 2 is. Kasumi for life!

Yeah, I've always wanted to try out a Fire Emblem game but just never pulled the trigger or really cared all that much, but over the years that little voice inside my head has been getting louder and louder saying, "Just play one of them! I'm sure you'll enjoy it." Plus, I always need a longer RPG to break-up my constant need to run to the right and jump!
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: April 24, 2022
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I completed Evoltuion: The World of Sacred Device on the Sega DreamCast this afternoon!

Way back in 2015, I picked up Evolution. I was looking for a longer DreamCast game, kind of an RPG length when I went through my Wishlist and I spotted Evolution. After picking it up, the game sat on my shelf for many years collecting dust until it became my final DreamCast game. After playing it on my march to finish my Backlog, I absolutely loved the game. So, I was soon looking for another RPG to play until completion and that is when I spotted Evolution. I wanted to enjoy the Dungeon-Crawling feeling again and so I decided to put it back in to finish off the final dungeon.

Evolution is a turn based RPG dungeon crawler where the hook of the game is that the dungeons are randomly generated. You have 4 dungeons to select from at the beginning, with whatever you pick as the first dungeon being the easiest and the final dungeon being the hardest. Each level is completely unique in its layout. In a way, the game kind of reminds me of a 3D Shining in the Darkness mixed with Skies of Arcadia. There is a large empire that you fight at the end with a bad guy that reminded me very much of Alfonso. I have always been hesitant of playing Dungeon Crawlers because they always seem such a huge time sink along with being incredibly difficult. Evolution is one of the perfect starter RPG Dungeon Crawlers that I have ever played. I beat the game in about 40 hours, so it is not too long. The map is slowly displayed on the screen as you slowly make your way through the floors. The combat system has some nice advantages where you don't to worry about resting or saving all the time. Each time you play, it takes a bit between saving, but the game moved along at a brisk pace and the dungeon exploring and RPG combat made the game a breeze to play through. The final dungeon was a bit harder than the rest of them, so it took me a bit longer, but I absolutely destroyed the final boss.

Overall, I really began to enjoy my time with Evolution: The World Of Sacred Device. The story is very hackneyed and the graphics aren't great considering this was an early DreamCast game, but the game play is where this game shines. If you have always wanted to try a Dungeon Crawling game and enjoy turn based RPG combat, I would highly recommend this game to anyone!
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
When can I purchase the Markies Reviews book?
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 6, 2022
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
CUTLASS FURY!!

about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: April 24, 2022
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I completed Jackal on the Nintendo Entertainment System this afternoon!

Jackal is a game I knew a little about when I was a kid. I saw it a few times and I may have rented it, but that was the extent of it. What really got me into the game was when I watched the Backloggery Live of them co-oping the game. I knew it wasn't an expensive game and it seemed really doable for a NES game. So, when I was rebuilding my Backlog and I found it at a local game store in good condition, then I knew I had to have it. I wanted to start the year off with a simple NES game to beat before diving into my next long RPG, I decided to give it a shot.

It is always great to discover a great NES Konami game because all of the staples are right there for you to enjoy. Right away, you get to hear that classic Konami sound and music and it plays throughout the entire game. It has a fantastic 8-bit soundtrack and it is a pure Konami staple. The game is fairly simple as you are a Jeep in Vietnam trying to rescue your soldiers and defeating the enemy along the way. It's a Shooter, but you actually control the screen and that is the most important aspect in the game. Trajectory and Angles along with going slowly will net you victory. You are quite under-powered, so you have to take every advantage that you can. Take out each enemy one at a time and put yourself in a position to hit the enemy and always make certain to dodge their shots. Once you get in the patterns or in the zone of the game, it is quite addictive.

However, once the wheels fall off, it is hard to get back into the groove. Once you die, you lose any power-ups that you have and it makes the game that much harder. Also, even though it is a short game with only six levels, not having infinite continues makes the game that much harder. You finally feel like you know what to do in a level and then you have to start the game all over again. It would have made the game so much more inviting to play.

Overall, I still really enjoyed my time with Jackal. I wouldn't call it as the same level as Contra for Konami NES affair, but I would say it is a solid B level game. It is a perfectly good game for those of us that love NES games and want to play one that we haven't played to death. If you love NES action games and want to try a more inviting Shooter compared to something like Gradius, Jackal is a game that you might enjoy and uncover for yourself.
about 2 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I adore Boo, they're my favorite character from Mario so.. BOO FANS UNITE!
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: April 24, 2022
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I beat Mario Kart Wii on the Nintendo Wii this evening!

I have always loved the Mario Kart franchise as it has been one of my favorites from Nintendo. For me, it got off on a rocky start as I wasn't a big fan of Mario Kart on the SNES or the GBA one. But, I absolutely loved the N64 version back in the day, the GameCube one is probably the best one in the series and Mario Kart 8/Deluxe could be nearly impossible to top. I have always played them with my friend except for one and that was Mario Kart Wii. See, the game does not allow you to compete in cups in Multiplayer, so we just skipped over that one. Well, I finally got my own Wii and I enjoy single player games, so I was excited to play the Mario Kart that I had skipped over.

Thankfully, Mario Kart Wii still has a lot of that Mario Kart charm. The courses, besides a few, are actually pretty great. They have some innovative ideas and they are fun to play. The music is some of the best in the series with Maple Treeway being a personal favorite. Also, I love that they added GameCube controller support instead of forcing you to play with Motion Controls. You can also use the Classic Controller as well. The Presentation and graphics are also quite nice. Some of the textures can look a little flat, but overall, they are a step up from the GameCube version. It is a very serviceable Mario Kart, though it never separates itself from the pack.

Also, the nitpicks began to grow as time went on. The random items is absolutely absurd. During races, I would sometimes be hit with multiple lightning bolts, blue shells, countless inks and so many other weapons that it became absurd. I had never seen so much thrown at me. Even though you can use the GameCube controller, you have to use the D-Pad to perform tricks, which means moving your thumb off the stick and is quite annoying. Also, the Rainbow Road course could be one of the hardest in the series as it was absolutely brutal.

Overall, I mostly enjoyed my time with Mario Kart Wii. I did have really high expectations going in from others in the series. I think its better than the 2D versions, but probably no better than any of the 3D versions. The rubberband AI and amount of items thrown at you make the game a little unfair. But, if you just want to enjoy Mario Kart, this is a fairly serviceable one. I'm glad I played it because I appreciate the others, but I would only recommend if you are a hardcore Mario Kart fan!
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