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(U)
PS2
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
I am at Chapter 4 - Doorway To Another Realm.

Updated about 1 week ago

(u)
PS
Threads of Fate
Next Long Unfinished.

Updated about 2 years ago

(U)
SNES
Super R-Type
I am at Stage 5.

Updated about 8 years 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.
26 (U)
  22 Unplayed  
84.6% of Unfinished
5.4% of Total
6.3%
216 (B)
52.7%
168 (C)
41%
Wishlist  1354 ?         Top-Rated  68 ?????         Master Runs  7 (M)
NES 2 (U) 10 (B) 44 (C) 56 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 2 (U) 14 (B) 31 (C) 47 Total
Game Boy/Color 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
SNES 4 (U) 20 (B) 24 (C) 48 Total
Nintendo 64 2 (U) 25 (B) 21 (C) 48 Total
Game Boy Advance 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Dreamcast 2 (U) 16 (B) 4 (C) 22 Total
PlayStation 3 (U) 40 (B) 21 (C) 64 Total
PlayStation 2 5 (U) 54 (B) 14 (C) 73 Total
GameCube 1 (U) 20 (B) 3 (C) 24 Total
Xbox 3 (U) 17 (B) 6 (C) 26 Total
PlayStation 3 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Wii 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Wii U 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Nintendo Switch 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
All Games 414 Total
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about 23 hours ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: October 2, 2006
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Aww yeah! πŸ’ͺ
about 2 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Happy ring day
about 2 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
My Backlog Turns 10 Years Old!

Here is to 10 More Years and Finally Beating My Backlog!
about 2 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Today is my 10th Backlogiversary!

I belong to the Racketboy Forums, which is a forum of people talking about classic games. Several of the members there are a part of the Backloggery. 10 years ago, I was still new to the forum and I saw the Backloggery Banner in their signatures. Out of curiosity, I clicked on it and the rest is history. I instantly knew what the site was about and I was immediately hooked. After a few days, I realized that I had 175 with only about 320 total games. I looked at my numbers and I realized that I had a problem and that Backloggery could solve it. Ever since that day, I have been fighting the good fight against !

As keen eyed viewers of my page may notice, there have been some significant changes in the past year. Well, with my 10th Anniversary today and my turning of 40 at the end of January, I finally put the ultimate goal in my sight. I am going to Beat My Backlog In 2022! Obviously, I don't know the exact date, but I am now at the last level of my fight against Backlog. Because of that, I had to make some changes to my page. I am no longer buying a game every time I am on fire. I am no longer playing my Beaten games until Completion. And I have removed my New Year Random Game next year. At the moment, I am laser focused on beating my Backlog as that is my main goal right now.

When that happens, except several changes as well. I have several new consoles and my Wishlist is growing by the week. Currently, in my closet, I have a Super GameBoy 2 to play GameBoy/Color games, I have a Second GameCube with a GameBoy Player to play GameBoy Advance games, and I have a PS3, Wii, WiiU and Switch waiting to be plugged in. Once my Backlog is beaten, I will add those games to my setup and I'll do a large game shopping to build up their collections. I will then say that my console collection is complete and that I can spend the rest of my life playing those 15 consoles. So, I'm currently preparing my Wishlist and Console Library for that transition and celebration of beating my Backlog.

I look forward to finally being able to beat my Backlog and having that badge on my page. From 175 games to 0 Games would be an amazing accomplishment. None of this could have happened without Drumble who has worked tirelessly and constantly. I look forward to the Remake and I wish him all the health in the world! Here is to another 10 Years!
about 2 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Happy Ring Day!

Welcome to the Decadelogiversary club, I wish you many s and s in your future.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cool! Definitely my favourite way to use a PS3. Will you be displaying 480 or 720 for your PS3 games?
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
When are you gonna take these badass reviews that eventually get deleted and do a blog? I love reading these things. You have a great perspective and I really admire how you remember where you got each game and when. My stories would be ,"I ordered this online idk when ok?"
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I completed Castle Of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse on the Sega Genesis this evening!

Late last year, I was looking for a new game for my Sega Genesis. I was beginning to focus heavily on beating my Backlog, so I didn't want something too long or too hard clogging it up. As I was looking through the games, I kept coming back to the Disney games. I know Disney and Sega had a great relationship during that time, so I wanted to start experiencing those games for myself. I figured those would be perfect games to play as they wouldn't be too long or too challenging. I then decided to start with the first one and I picked up Castle of Illusion for the Sega Genesis. Now, 6 months later, I wanted something light before my next big RPG and Castle of Illusion fitted in perfectly.

Castle Illusion is a slow moving and very competent platformer. Mickey never runs in the game, so you feel like you are taking a breezy stroll through the game. However, besides one annoying part, the speed really doesn't hinder you as the game is a platformer in the truest sense of the word. The game is built around Mickey jumping on enemies with his butt and small little platforms that you can jump on. There are 5 Worlds in the game and each one of them is unique and varied. There is a world based on Candy that look like a sugar induced dream. There is one based on little toys that has the ceiling and floor changing like Gravity Man in Mega Man.

There are some annoying areas in the maps such as a maze that you can get stuck in and an area where you have to outrun some water, which is difficult to do when you have to walk. Also, there are several jumps in the game that are just blind jumps or that enemies will randomly appear just to damage you. Surprisingly, it took me a few tries to beat the game as it can be a bit frustrating, but after a few tries and some learning of the game, it doesn't become a challenge that you cannot overtake.

Overall, I really enjoyed my time with Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. The game is an early Genesis game, so the presentation is still very solid for its time. It's not an amazing game or even a must play game. But, it is a very solid game and one that is enjoyable to play. It's also a perfect game for younger kids when they are ready to graduate to a game with a bit of a challenge to it. I'm now looking forward to trying more games in the Sega Disney partnership that produced so many games!
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I beat Metroid Prime 2: Echoes on the Nintendo Gamecube this evening!

I played the original Metroid Prime back in 2015 and I really enjoyed the game. It was an amazing experience and it was a blast to see Metroid in the first person perspective. One lingering memory however were the difficult boss fights. So, even though I enjoyed the game, I kept coming back to those fights and that made me hesitant to buy the sequel. But, with Gamecube prices going through the roof, I realized I should pick up the sequel before it is too late. Needing a game to beat for the GameCube this year, I decided to pop it in and experience the Metroid Prime series once again.

Even though the new feeling and 'WoW' factor is slightly diminished, it still felt wonderful going back into this beautiful world. The game still has amazing touches like water dripping off the visor or an insane amount of detail in the rooms. And each room is very unique and different with each one feeling like you are opening a whole new puzzle. It took a while, but I eventually got sucked into the game and it was just a blast to explore around this new world. The game very much feels like a throwback to Super Metroid with the power-ups and a bit like Majora's Mask in comparison to Metroid Prime which felt like Ocarina of Time. You aren't exploring as much real estate, but the joy is in the details and the little things you discover along the way.

With that in mind, the game moves at such a slow pace especially at the beginning. When you go into the Dark World, you constantly take damage, so you move between these beacons of light that regenerate health. Many times, I will be sitting there for like 5-10 minutes just waiting for my health bar to regenerate as you take damage so quickly. Also, the boss fights are so much more harder in Prime 2. Most are fight in the Dark World, so you are constantly taking damage and these giant bosses have such a little time for their weak points to show up. If I thought the bosses in Metroid Prime were a pain, they are nothing compared to the ones in Metroid Prime 2.

Overall, despite its flaws, I still got sucked into the world of Metroid Prime 2. I've only played the original, Super Metroid and Metroid Prime before this one, so I can say this is the weakest one. However, if you compare the game to any other action or first person shooter, the game is outstanding. It's a bit rough, but it is still damn good.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I beat Pokemon Snap on the Nintendo 64 this afternoon!

Because of COVID, my local Board Game and Video Game Conventions were both cancelled. Honestly, that was the most that COVID affected me negatively, so I consider myself rather lucky. But, over that summer, I decided to do my own gaming convention. I went to several gaming stores in my area and did a little bit of shopping. I bought some great Board Games and helped my transition to the new consoles that I will be adding. However, I really only bought one video game, Pokemon Snap. I've always liked the Pokemon series, but I've never really loved it. With a friend of mine renewing my enjoyment of the series, I figured it would be a good time to play it before I got myself back into it. And with me wanting to beat a N64 game this year, I figured I could use a quick little Beat before my next big Adventure.

In some ways, it is hard to call Pokemon Snap an actual game. It's more like an adventure or an experience. You get in this little Pod, you take pictures of Pokemon, after a few minutes, the adventure is over and you are then scored on your pictures. And that is it. Obviously, the game does have a few little tricks to help you get better shots, but that is all the game is. It is really neat to see the Pokemon interact with each other and just be themselves. They all have unique personalities, so I'm glad that they give them a chance to just be them. Also, it really is cool to see them in 3D, as that is still a rarity.

The biggest issue with the game is that forces you to play the same stages over and over again. There are only like 6 Courses, so you need to grind the different types of Pokemon and grind out your score as well. It's fun and enjoyable at the beginning of the game, but by the end, I just wanted it to be over with so that I could move on. I know the game is short regardless, but they stretched an incredibly short game to make it completely thin and almost transparent.

Overall, I still enjoyed my time with Pokemon Snap. I got the game for like $10 or $15 and I think that is the perfect price for the game. If you love Pokemon and can get it cheap, I would highly suggest the game. It wears out its welcome rather quickly, but the beginning of the game and the experience is unique and different. It won't blow anybody away, but for a neat little game where you can watch Pokemon run around, its a fun experiment.
So Many Games, So Little Time