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(B)
PS
Final Fantasy IX
I am at Oeilvert.

Updated about 1 day ago

I have beaten the game, but I still need to beat Ozma, learn all abilities & Blue Magic, do the Chocobo sidequest and collect all cards.
(U)
WiiU
Splatoon
I am at Mission 10 - Inkrail Skyscape.

Updated about 2 days ago

(B)
PS2
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
I am at Chapter 3 - The Secret Sect.

Updated about 1 month ago

(Monday Beat) I have beaten the game, but I still need to collect all Characters, Beat all Quests and Beat the Catacombs.
(u)
PS2
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Next Unfinished.

Updated about 1 month ago

(B)
GEN
Out Run
Next Beat.

Updated about 4 years ago

I have beaten the game on Course A, but I still need to beat the other Courses.

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.
40 (U)
  39 Unplayed  
97.5% of Unfinished
8.6% of Total
8.8%
240 (B)
53%
173 (C)
38.2%
Wishlist  1622 ?         Top-Rated  69 ?????         Master Runs  7 (M)
NES 4 (U) 11 (B) 45 (C) 60 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 2 (U) 14 (B) 33 (C) 49 Total
Game Boy/Color 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
SNES 2 (U) 22 (B) 25 (C) 49 Total
Nintendo 64 2 (U) 27 (B) 21 (C) 50 Total
Game Boy Advance 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Dreamcast 1 (U) 18 (B) 4 (C) 23 Total
PlayStation 2 (U) 43 (B) 21 (C) 66 Total
PlayStation 2 6 (U) 58 (B) 15 (C) 79 Total
GameCube 1 (U) 21 (B) 3 (C) 25 Total
Xbox 4 (U) 20 (B) 6 (C) 30 Total
PlayStation 3 6 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Wii 3 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Wii U 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo Switch 2 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
All Games 453 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
Oh my, single player Nintendo Land? Should one even invest in said endeavor? I do want it!
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 6, 2022
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Love me some Wii Bowling!

You should checkout Wii Sports Resort, if you find it for cheap. The archery alone makes it worth a purchase, plus I enjoyed the wakeboarding mainly cause I do a lot of wakeboarding in real life.
about 2 weeks ago

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

To be honest, I didn't like the Nintendo Wii when it first came out. I thought the hype was completely over blown and the Motion gimmick didn't appeal to me at all. I thought that all games would control terrible as I much preferred holding a controller with some sort of precision. Even after both of my friends got one, I still wasn't all that excited. Eventually, the years faded and the hype died down, but the Wii kept going. Every so often, an interesting game would come out or I would play one and it wasn't just motion controls. Finally, another friend of mine offered to give me his old Wii because he didn't use it anymore and that is when I decided to take the plunge. So, while shopping for my new console, I found Wii Sports and I figured it would be a perfect game as my first Wii game.

At one time, Wii Sports was almost a weekly occurrence at my friend's house. Every now and then, we would like to go out bowling, so to do it in his basement was kind of a thrill. It was mostly just a relaxing time to talk while playing, but it was still fun to see our scores go up and down throughout the months. Bowling was when it kind of stopped, so when I played it recently, I dug more into the other sports. Bowling and Baseball were always my favorites, so I very enjoyed hitting homeruns in the training mode to see how many I could hit. Playing a game kind of lacked its luster after a bit, so I then moved onto the other sports. Golf isn't too bad, but much like every other golf game, it can be a bit frustrating. Boxing and Tennis would be the ones that gave me the most workout, so I didn't play those maybe more than once. Before playing the regular modes, I went through all of the training modes as well, which was quite fun. I always like when they condense a part of a sport into a small area and just focus on it. Either hitting in baseball or more pins in Bowling or hitting a ball against a wall in Tennis or anything like that makes it simple and fun.

Overall, I still enjoyed my time with Wii Sports. There is not much to the game, especially with no credits and not saving your Medals. But, for basically a tech demo, it is an interesting game. I don't think it is something I want to spend hours and hours playing consecutively, but it is still a fun game to play every now and then to beat my scores or even just sweat for a little bit.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: April 24, 2022
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I beat Pokemon Red on the Nintendo GameBoy this afternoon!

Back in my late High School/early College days, some 20 years ago, I was actually quite big into the original Pokemon games. After some initial repulsion, a friend of mine introduced me to the series and I played both of the first two generations quite frequently. I was never a big fan of portable gaming, so when I moved out into my own place and I could play video games on a television whenever I wanted, portable gaming just kind of died. Thankfully, I have found ways to play all GameBoy and GameBoy Advance games on my televisions again, so I have become interesting in those systems now. And I figured for my first GameBoy game to revisit a game I hadn't played in about 15 years.

When I first put in Pokemon Red, the wave of nostalgia that hit me was harder than I had ever experienced in quite a while. The memories of playing the game on the GameBoy or through Pokemon Stadium were extremely vivid. Thankfully, all those memories made playing through quite a breeze and I enjoyed every moment of it. I began to remember where every Pokemon was located and which ones I wanted to add to my team. As an older gamer, I had no interest in collecting them all, so I stuck with my team throughout the entire game. I also began to realize how much of my RPG's thoughts were started when I played Pokemon. How I treated Wild Pokemon as Random Battles. How I treated my Pokemon as party members instead of interchangeable creatures. How I tried to horde the experience for the people that really mattered. Pokemon was first real RPG and I can see how it has shaped me as a RPG fan. The game is obviously not perfect, but I still really enjoyed going through that part of me.

Overall, I really enjoyed my trip down memory lane while playing through Pokemon Red. Obviously, this is a different review as everybody has played Pokemon and this is a game I know quite well. But, even though Generation 1 is extremely unbalanced and they have made so much more improvements throughout the series, I will always have a fondness and nostalgia for the first generation of Pokemon. It was one of those games that made me interested in RPG's and one of those games that kept completely addicted. I had an absolute blast going through with my friends: Venusaur, Golduck, Hypno, Dugtrio, Raichu & Growlithe.
about 1 month ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
One of the best tips for The Revenge of Shinobi is that you can double jump by pressing jump again when you stop moving up. Once you get the rhythm down, you can easily get across gaps... most of them, anyway.

Your suicide attack is powerful, but it'll cost you one life per use. You'll recover, at least, and if the boss gets defeated, you'll get your score bonus.
about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Great Final Fantasy IX theme! You going for the on it, or just replaying for fun?
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 7, 2010
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Thank you kindly! FFVI will always be near and dear to my heart.
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Aside from finding it overall dull, I didn't necessarily hate anything about Suikoden (well, except the inventory system). If the sequel is basically the same but with more polish, then there's a chance I may end up liking it! I'm definitely still interested in playing it, but yeah, probably not anytime soon.

Congrats on defeating Mike Tyson and the dreaded Bak'laag ! That is quite the victory! And I see you've added more games. I also need to replay Final Fantasy IX sometime. I adored that game, but I skipped most of the sidequests last time, such as the chocobo one.

Oh, and nice theme!
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: April 24, 2022
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I beat Mario Kart: Super Circuit on the GameBoy Advance this afternoon.

One of the most important aspects of beating my Backlog was that I could now add four more consoles to my list. The GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, Wii and WiiU were all systems that I owned, but I did not have games for yet. I could now go out and find all the games that I wanted for each system. Well, it was incredibly hard for me to find a GBA I wanted. The only one I was able to find was Mario Kart: Super Circuit. I absolutely adore the Mario Kart series and it is one of the Nintendo Franchises that I have probably spent the most time playing. The last 'new' Mario Kart game I had played was Double Dash, so I was eager to try something different in the franchise.

It is hard to go back in the Mario Kart franchise and play the preceding games. The franchise evolves so quickly and makes such quality of life improvements that it is hard to go back in time. I play Mario Kart 8 almost every Saturday, so it took me several tracks to get in the old school mindset. I couldn't power slide around every corner and I was actually given good items. Super Mario Kart is probably my least favorite game in the franchise, so I was hesitant when Super Circuit was based so heavily on it. Thankfully, they improved Super Mario Kart in every single way. The game controls much better and it is not as punishingly difficult. It's not a modern Mario Kart, but I would play it over Super Mario Kart any day of the week.

With that being said, I only played on 50cc and I barely had any control over my character. I was still flying all over the course. I can understand that as I didn't know the courses, but I still felt like the controls were a little too loose for my tastes. Also, much like older games, I dealt with the same 3 or 4 people near the top, so there is not a lack of variety in the enemies. Fighting against Bowser again got really old after a while.

Overall, I still enjoyed my time with Mario Kart: Super Circuit. I don't know if it is a game I would go back to like other games in the franchise, but it was great to see this one evolve like it has. It has improved on an older version in every single way and was still completely playable without being cheap or mean. Obviously, I will enjoy the later versions more, but this was a nice trip into the past and I was happy to patch up this hole in my Mario Kart history!
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 2, 2006
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
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
I can't believe I didn't have you on my Multitap... It's been a while since I checked it though

And thanks for the compliment on my theme! I don't think I can top it! It's been my theme for probably 10 years now and probably many more to come
So Many Games, So Little Time