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New day and I finally got my 4th! And it took me this long to realized cracked skills can be put away for later equipping. Lv. 21. Day 3.

Updated about 2 days ago

Motherplayer'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.
8 (U)
5.4%
97 (B)
65.1%
44 (C)
29.5%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  30 ?????         Master Runs  2 (M)
Nintendo DS 2 (U) 19 (B) 13 (C) 35 Total
Game Boy Advance 1 (U) 23 (B) 12 (C) 36 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 21 (B) 11 (C) 32 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive BEAT 6 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation Portable 1 (U) 15 (B) 4 (C) 25 Total
Nintendo 3DS 3 (U) 9 (B) 1 (C) 13 Total
3DS Downloads BEAT 3 (B) 1 (C) 4 Total
Game Boy/Color 1 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
All Games 155 Total
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about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I have Etrian Odyssey Untold sitting on my flash cart waiting to be played. Would you say I should play Story or Classic mode if I've never touched the series before? Closest thing was messing about with Persona Q and 7th Dragon 2020 which are similar.
about 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Oh no, an FOE! Hurry up and run!
about 5 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Well, I was talkin' 'bout the one on 3DS, but I suppose it can apply to the PS2 one, too. Perhaps SEGA outsourcing to random Western developers isn't a bad thing.
about 5 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Because the backloggery can feel so lonely, I am adding you. Hope you're ok with that
about 5 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
I get that it's their job to write articles in a heavily editorialized fashion, but my goodness, especially with all the recent criticism Nintendo has been getting in the past few years, it gets incredibly annoying. Like that one someone from Kotaku had a couple of months back urging Nintendo to just release Mother 3 already. Yeah, we get it already.
about 8 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
It's Birthday Time today, and if they weather looks up, I will have my plans and whatnot. But for those here, have a nice Independence Day.
about 8 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
My experience with Radiant Historia was that it started strong, then stalled for a few hours, and picked up at around the 40% mark. If it starts to feel slow, it's worth toughing it out to that point - it gets really excellent.

Hope you like it
about 8 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: September 1, 2010
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Happy Sonic Ring Day!
about 8 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
My goodness! It's my ring day again! The years just fly by and it's amazing! Sad to say, my output hasn't been nearly as steady as I hoped (unless you count the stuff I play without outright noting updates.) but I will say, it's been good for me to take my time. My interest is still strong and with my recent acquisition, it's gonna keep. Gonna enjoy it well.
about 12 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Well said, Motherplayer. You know, it's not that the games were unenjoyable, but trying to finish them all while trying to play other games proves a daunting task. You're right about that though, I can actually try and do better at the ones that do interest me.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
That's just it: just because I don't like a game doesn't mean that there isn't someone out there who will. I mean, I'm a big fan of both Deadly Towers and Godzilla: Monster of Monsters; I'm sure there's someone out there who likes most every game, if you look hard enough. I actually never tried the MMO Phantasy Stars, but I've been kicking around the idea of playing one of the PSP ones.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Don't I know it! (Oh, I'm terrible) I agree, though; the thrill of finding something intriguing out in the wild is like nothing else. The only issue is that if you're looking for something specific, it is absolute TORTURE to wait for it to show up somewhere. At least, for me, it is. I actually stopped collecting sets of things (trading cards, etc.) because my OCD is bad enough about forcing me to have things that I actually want, and at least if I wanted it, I'll be able to enjoy it once I have it. That's why I don't consider myself a collector; most every game I have is because I like to play it, and if I find that I don't, I see that it's given to a good home. One exception is that I have a gold cart for Ocarina of Time with a 100% save on it. I guess I do also have the special edition of the second Raidou Kuzunoha game, so maybe there's more than I'd thought, but it's all stuff I'd already had, wanted to play, and later decided I didn't like it. In Ocarina of Time's case, it's that I don't have my N64 anymore, so I have it on the Wii.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hm... Wikipedia says they're discs that have had sad women rubbing their boobs on it. Sounds legit.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
A lot of people are mentioning blue-tinted discs, but I don't think I have any of those; what are they all about?
about 1 year ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
My PS2 is no longer under lockdown now that my little niece and nephew will be gone. Coming back to my old collection. Playing "Warriors Orochi" in particular and it has me in strong spirits again! Also looking to see if I can sell some stuff for space. Have a few ideas and other ideas involving what to play next. And to my surprise, apparently my PS2 controller is broken. I expected this, but what I wasn't expecting was that my more damaged one is the one that works instead of my clean one.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
For Bone, it was the humor that drew me in, but I've always loved fantasy, so that helped, too. I used to think that I absolutely loved River City Ransom until recently, when I played the GBA version. It was then that I remembered how goddamn grindy it was. Scott Pilgrim took that game, injected a lot of off-the-wall humor, and cut down on the grinding a great deal. It's actually the reason that I got into the comics; it follows them much more closely than it does the movie. I didn't get into downloading games, but I wasn't ever going to not play Mega Man 9, so it became an acceptable thing to me. Now, if there's a physical release, that's what I'll buy, and I actively boycott games that force you to sign in just to play them, but I'm okay with games that are strictly digital. I also prefer digital versions for PC games, because they just don't work like consoles do, so it's actually better in many cases.

Most people would think of Twisted Metal, but I've never really been a big fan of the series. Besides, you know me and obscure shit; I'm sure there are plenty of people who catch the odd comment from me and think I'm some sort of video game hipster. I usually revisit old games in between my binge-and-purge sessions, and this time around, I'm thinking of replaying most of my old rom hacks. It's interesting that you should say that, because lately, I've been thinking of Roger Ebert. He once said that if he could have one wish, it'd be to watch his favorite movie again for the first time. Not really all that deep, but it got me thinking: video games aren't like that, for the most part. For example, I've played Final Fantasy 7 about a million fucking times, and yet, I'm REALLY enjoying this playthrough, maybe even more than any other. I mean, yeah, I'd love to replay Great Cave Offensive from Kirby Super Star again without knowing where all the treasure is, but most games can be revisited and enjoyed just as much, if not more than your first time, and I think that's because you're a part of the experience, like you never will be in a movie... unless you get one of those corny Final Destination movies that have the DVD features that let you kinda choose your path.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
When I first got into Bone, there were only 3 issues out, and I didn't get back into it until not only was the series completely done, they'd also had the prequel issue about Rose when she was younger. Interesting series; it was one of about a thousand books I'd ordered on a whim from the Science Fiction Book Club (some weird thing I got in the mail), and one of the rare ones that I actually really enjoyed. Villains by Necessity is the only other one that comes to mind. I got into Scott Pilgrim as a fan of the movie first and foremost; it reminded me of No More Heroes, and then, I played the Scott Pilgrim game (River City Ransom, but better), and figured I'd check out the comics; it gave my lady something to get me for special occasions for quite a few years, which is good, since I'm tough to buy for; my Buddhist nature pushes me away from material things, for the most part. Yes, I have a fuckheap (roughly 12.25 shittons) of games, but to me, those are experiences; not pieces of plastic and silicon that I have for their own sake; it's about the mental journey - the experience - for me. My half-uncle was really into Calvin and Hobbes, but I never really cared for them; my lady is a fan, though.

When it comes to battling cars, I feel like it doesn't get much better than Gekitotsu Yonkou Battle on the NES; there are better games with cars that battle, but they aren't games where you exclusively battle cars, like Rock & Roll Racing. Yeah, there are a few rare games that are really good. There are also rare games that are good, but not worth the ridiculous price tag, like Little Samson.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Oh, so some of the characters weren't from Astro Boy? I'd thought that it seemed like a pretty damn big roster, but I know almost nothing about Astro Boy, other than that it's called Tetsuwon Atom in Japan... and what I learned in the game. I was just thinking Popeye because of the similar artstyle, to be honest; his face reminds me of Olive Oyl. Yeah, I don't think that Disney has reached the point of gripping or dark drama even now, and most of their shit's stolen from the public domain, anyway. I'd almost want to start reading the manga, but I'm not really a comic book gal; I have Scott Pilgrim, Bone, and some hardcover compendium of old Mario comics, and that's about it, unless you count a few books of Farside or Dilbert.

I think I've heard of Car Battler Joe, and must have played it, but don't remember anything about it; it must've been just that good. It's bizarre how some games are worth so damn much just because they're rare. I mean, I get when that happens with art or whatever, because it's just a thing to collect, but games can actually be played; you'd think that demand would be created by their quality.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Astro Boy: Omega Factor was a really interesting game. Usually I don't care about story in games like that - least of all when it slows down the action - but I actually found myself wanting more of it. I never would've thought that a cartoon that looks like Popeye and stars a little robot boy in his little robot underpants would be so fascinating, but there it was, excellent even in an abbreviated video game form. I don't remember which mode I played, but it still got pretty challenging by the end. That's how I am: I don't care about collecting games; I just want things that I'll enjoy playing. Snow Bros. is apparently rare and costs stupid amounts of money, but I've played it and it's just okay. Don't even get me started on the Power Glove; I've used the thing, and it's just as bad as you've heard.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I usually don't do runs, because I just like playing the games the way that they are. Most of mine are unintentional - I've kinda played a lot of Mega Man; it seems natural that I might be able to beat them without losing a life or using E-Tanks - but there are a few exceptions. The one that springs immediately to mind is playing Secret of Mana without using magic, aside from the final battle, where it's necessary; I just wanted to see what bosses were like when you used weapons against them, and wound up really enjoying it.

I'm with you on that, too; there are plenty of games that I played and enjoyed, but not enough to want to play them ever again, so why not thin out the herd? Not only that, but it gets you a little extra scratch, so you can have some new experiences. I haven't had any of my current games for more than a year or 2, I don't think, but some of them are pretty damn old, if that's what you mean.
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