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Dragon Warrior
Lv. 21 Erdrick's Sword, Erdrick's Armor, Silver Shield - Da finale!

Updated about 2 hours ago

☆★★★★
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When are we gon' get more NES Capcom games on the Switch? The catalog is massive and other than Mega Man and GnG, they ain't doin' nothin.

Updated about 2 days ago

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Misc
[CARTOON] Mega Man
Episode 13 / 27 - Why isn't Wood Man's Leaf Shield like it is in the game? How very odd.

Updated about 2 days ago

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Switch
Octopath Traveler
2D in 3D environment, like Grandia, with battle scenes that look like an ol' FF game. I'm gonna enjoy this! (/Quimby's nephew)

Updated about 4 days ago

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Switch
Mr. Driller in DrillLand
Fuhgotten how frustrating Mr. Driller can be. At least there are items to help you.

Updated about 4 days ago

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GBC
Wario Land 3
Ah, one of those summer games. Being a kid in 2000 was great. Oh, Wikipedia lists this as a "Metroidvania." Patrick: [thumbs down] Boooo.

Updated about 4 days ago

☆★★★★
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GEN
Shining Force II
Been pwaying this while watching My Name is Earl on Hulu. Peter juss joined.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

★★★★★
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Switch
Super Mario Maker 2
ID - QHD-QTL-74G - 100 courses uploaded... yes... you read right. Two years worth of courses made.

Updated about 2 months ago

★★★★★

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(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.
25 (U)
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206 (B)
32.8%
398 (C)
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Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  30 ?????         Master Runs  2 (M)
Miscellaneous 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
NES 8 (U) 29 (B) 169 (C) 257 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 5 (U) 27 (B) 67 (C) 108 Total
Sega CD BEAT 6 (B) 10 (C) 17 Total
Saturn BEAT 3 (B) 12 (C) 24 Total
SNES 1 (U) 15 (B) 44 (C) 64 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 11 (B) 27 (C) 38 Total
Game Boy Advance BEAT 13 (B) 8 (C) 23 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 16 (B) 4 (C) 26 Total
Nintendo 3DS 1 (U) 10 (B) 8 (C) 19 Total
Nintendo Switch 8 (U) 22 (B) 24 (C) 58 Total
PlayStation 2 (U) 12 (B) 14 (C) 39 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 14 (B) 7 (C) 24 Total
PlayStation 4 BEAT 9 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Wii BEAT 8 (B) 1 (C) 9 Total
Wii U BEAT 1 (B) 2 (C) 4 Total
GameCube BEAT 9 (B) 1 (C) 10 Total
Nintendo 64 BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
All Games 739 Total
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about 19 hours ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
But thou must!!
about 23 hours ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Capcom's been strangely absent from the Nintendo Switch Online service for NES games, haven't they? I guess they're just doing their own thing releasing their own compilations.

When watching the NES Works series on Youtube, I learned that a lot of the Capcom "ports" of their arcade titles were adaptations rather than ports and were radically different (and oftentimes better, at least in terms of fitting the NES) from their arcade counterparts. I'd love to legally play these sometime.

Capcom NES Stadium maybe? Please? I don't even need the licensed Disney titles or the Mega Mans because I've got enough of them already.

Obligatory actual Nintendo Switch Online wish list:

- Guardian Legend
- Kick Master
- Panic Restaurant
- Abadox
- Shatterhand
- Little Samson
- New Zealand Adventure
- Bio Miracle whatever
- The Krion Conquest
- Power Blade 1 + 2
- Zoda's Revenge: Startropics 2

Or, I dunno, maybe a Taito Archives - NES compilation? That'd be neat.

EDIT: Ouch. That's not a good Like/Dislike ratio

[Link]
about 3 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Letter Quest is exactly what I wanted and expected. Casual in the very best sense of the word, but also with a good amount of improvisation and room for a skilled wordsmith to do well. I feel like I could buy this game for my mom and she would not only enjoy it, but we could play it together and both still find it fun and challenging.

The art style in the game looks familiar. Very early/mid 2000's webcomic.

1944 and Progear are all that's left. Giga Wing was excellent. This collection definitely steers towards bullet hell shooters near the end of the games when you play them chronologically.

I can probably get these done within the next couple of days, but I'm going to have to put a halt on my progress for a bit to start packing and cleaning up.
about 5 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
The more I hear about it, the more problems I see with the Steam Deck. Fans of PC gaming seem to love it. I'm concerned about the ergonomics (the B button is right on the edge!), the sheer size of the thing making it definitely not portable (it's just barely less wide than my laptop), what the battery life is going to be like, the tiny yet non-upgradable onboard memory capacity, that Valve is known for quickly dropping support for their hardware, how quickly it'll be replaced by a new model that'll cost at least another $400, and the fact that its software is entirely digital only. And that's just what we know about it so far! I just can't see it being popular at all beyond the initial release. Then again, I said the same thing about the Switch, and that's somehow phenomenally popular, despite having well-documented flaws and class action lawsuits against the manufacturer for its shoddy design. It must be down to that vast library of games that nobody wanted when they were on the Wii U and Vita...? Anyway, point is, this stuff can be hard to predict. It doesn't smell like Ouya, Stadia or Amico to me, but I can't imagine seeing anyone using a Steam Deck in public, either. And yes, $400 is way too much for a handheld. So is $300. Still, I'm not suprised that it's being scalped. Everything is these days.

I didn't feel that Ys VIII was bloated. It could have done without the bizarre chapter 2 arc with the wire traps, but apart from that, I enjoyed every minute of it. [Edit: Oh wait, I played the fantastic Vita version, which was the original. The Switch version is based on the PS4 one, which added all sorts of unnecessary extra crap that nobody cared about. Now I see why you think it feels bloated.]
about 6 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hehehe. Just one tentacle down for Day of the Tentacle. I ALMOST liked it.

I was not aware of Gunman Clive, but...platforming? Westerns? A console I own? Sign me up!
about 7 days ago (edited)

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Thanks! It happened YEARS ago and to my knowledge they never found them. Oh well
about 1 week ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
[Link]
This looks interesting. I'd like to hear about its shortcomings, but it seems to have potential.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
It's getting worse for Tommy Tallarico and his new console: [Link] (you can just listen.)

It's really sad, I can't believe he's been acting like this. There's having high hopes for your console (which I certainly did) and then there's this. Maybe he should've stuck with music making and game reviewing. I'll always be a fan of his work on Genesis games, but this... it's too much. Too much in a way that it's amazing that all this happened.
about 1 week ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Just wanted to echo your sentiments on "Metroidvania". I am VERY glad that we didn't get stuck with the old term, Castleroid, (ever sit on a piece of Gothic architecture for a few centuries; gets all up your arse, you know) but Metroid didn't start it and Castlevania didn't bring anything new to the conversation. Metroid wasn't acting like a Metroid until Super Metroid (and anyone who's played Blaster Master can tell you that it was in long before that), and almost everything Castlevania "added" can be traced back to Super Adventure Island 2; it had sword, armor, shields, alternate weapons, money and a shop, magic, and TWO forms of fast travel. LERN YER FUK'N HISTREE!
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I replayed the entirety of Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 last night thanks to you. I then started Wario Land 2, beat a few stages, and realized I have to restrain myself and go to bed.

about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Probably; you just had to do something different, like talk shit about Final Fantasy 7, Ocarina of Time, or Chrono Trigger. Or shit, when did Resident Evil 5 come out? Remember people screaming racism because you were killing Black zombies? In AFRICA? I think there have always been loud, angry, unreasonable people on the Internet who've had too much faith in rumors. I don't know if anyone got really super angry about finding out that Yoshi wasn't actually in Pokémon, though. You might be onto something, though; the line between actual reality and fanfiction has blurred a lot since then, I think, and that's what these rumors were. What you didn't hear is that if you put in the Konami Code when you boot the thing up, you get to see Princess Peach naked! Totally real; spend lots of time trying this out! But yeah, it'd be one thing to be angry with Nintendo if they'd said that this thing was going to have all these features, and then didn't, but that was just some dumb bullshit you made up; get mad at yourself. The anger is a waste of energy, too; you KNOW that in a few days, nobody's even going to be saying a single fucking word about it until the inevitable news that you can't get one, because scalpers bought every single unit. And then the news that scaplers made millions of dollars, because people actually did pay their ridiculous prices for one. As for the system specs, who cares, like you said; if Nintendo had the same kind of hardware that the other 2 had, it'd be just another face in the crowd. The Switch got as popular as it is by not being built on Same Old Shit Technology™, and if you want bleeding edge, get a PC; every new generation boasts about its graphics, but it's exponential, and that curve has had diminishing returns since at least the 7th Generation. The very first article I wrote for Gaming Symmetry was about how realism and fun aren't the same thing, and I stand by that; being able to count the number of pores on someone's face doesn't make a game good. It's impressive, sure, but it doesn't make it good.
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Well, I actually did that way back when I made your banner and avatar; going through Mad City for my sister reminded me of that, so I threw it in. I really wasn't expecting so many additions; I'm starting to wonder if Battle of Olympus was given the same treatment. Also, have you played Mad City? As hard as Bayou Billy is, I beat Mad City in one sitting without using a single continue, and I was using a d-pad for the Rail Shooter sections; I couldn't believe it.

Abso-fucking-lutely, I would; I've been craving a good Final Fantasy 5 follow-up and a good SaGa Frontier follow-up, and this scratches both itches, along with a side of Live-A-Live. The writing is good, too; I like most of the characters, and the plot is intricate. The soundtrack is a bit generic and orchestral, but it's really growing on me, too. Probably not going to wind up being better than Creepy Castle, but had I not played that, this might have been my game of the year. Solid S-tier, so far.

❤Akumajou Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (PCCD) - Easily my favorite Castlevania Platformer, and the soundtrack is pretty good, too; it does that annoying RBA thing, where it doesn't loop properly, but there are some really solid tunes here, if you're into that early RBA thing, and I certainly am.

Burning Rangers (Saturn) - This has a similar early RBA sound, but maybe a bit later, almost like an alternate universe version of Symphony of the Night or something. It took a while to get going, but once it got there, it was pretty good. Hell of a lot of vocal tracks, though.

Cory in the House (DS) - So, like, the first song was really weird, and for the last few seconds, the production values just shot up through the roof. I don't think I've ever heard a song do that before. And the fucking Flintstones theme is in one of them!? And machine gun fire. Just what the hell even is this game!? Come on, this CAN'T be real.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Dragon Saber (ARC) - And we're back to the era from before, and I am most assuredly a fan! Good stuff, here; fast-moving, and has that instrumentation that I like. I should really play the Arcade versions of these games.

Earthworm Jim (SNES) - People like to piss and moan about the SNES's sound, and how "Genesis does what Nintendon't", like The Bit Wars aren't over, but here, they might actually have a point; this doesn't sound nearly as good as it does on the Genesis. That said, the sequel sounds a lot better on the SNES; it has my favorite VGM versions of the first and third movements of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata... well, first; I like the Creepy Castle version of the third movement better. Anyway, I do like the weird synthy tones in What the Heck during its elevator music segment.

Final Fantasy Legend 3 (GB) - This is a little better than I remember, but still kind of a disappointment for Ryuji Sasai, who composed Final Fantasy Mystic Quest and Rudra no Hihou. That said, so was Xak, so maybe those were just 2 really good soundtracks. Anyway, some good tracks here, but some just HURT; it really runs the gamut of Game Boy soundtrack quality. You'll find some excellent music on the system, and just the same, some real bad stuff.

Flinthook - I'd had no idea what to expect, even knowing what this game is, but it's interesting; it has a mix of chiptune and real instruments, and reminds me of something halfway between Creepy Castle and Shovel Knight.

Jaseiken Necromancer (PCE) - This sure as hell is a Hudson soundtrack, isn't it? Almost sounded like Faxanadu at points. I really wanted to like this, because the composition is pretty good, but the instrumentation here is pretty bad.

Nectaris: Military Madness (PSX) - This one was good and weird; I'm into it, but it doesn't sound like a Strategy game at all. It sounds more like a mascot Platformer on the Genesis, which I would play the SHIT out of.

South Park (N64) - To quote Sheila Broflovski, it's pretty much what I expected. Not really a big fan of this one, but I remember the game. My lady finished it, but I never did; the final boss pissed me off, too.

Wayne's World (SNES) - This wasn't actually good, but I did enjoy it; it was a good day to listen to something like this.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Hahaha, one of my brothers is coming by to help. We'll be fine. Neither of us are Machoke or even Machop levels of strength but we do okay.

Can't wait to have a proper game shelf. Gonna put my Amiibos on top and squeeze the Bak'laag plushie in there somewhere too.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'd say that more people made fun of the Wii for forcing unnecessary motion controls into everything. It was perhaps the most gimmicky console of all time and I for one am glad to see the back of it. I actually bought quite a few games for it and ended up selling most of them because they just didn't satisfy me.

The PS1 version of Strikers 1945 having different audio to the Saturn version seems like the kind of factoid I might have known in the past, but completely forgotten about. I haven't played the PS1 version, so I can't compare them. In most cases, a shmup that released on both platforms was better on the Saturn, but there are some exceptions, so who knows? I'm sure both are worth trying out.

If I was in a shmup, but without a ship, I'd want it to be a vertically-scrolling cartoony kind of game. I'd want to be a flying character, not on foot. I'm not keen on the idea of forcing a self-insert into a game, but if someone wanted to include me in their game as a secret character or something, why not?
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
For what it's worth, I think the whole thing about the new Switch model is hilarious. People ALWAYS do this with Nintendo: they make up some off-the-wall playground rumor bullshit that couldn't possibly be true, and then they're FURIOUS when Nintendo doesn't make their wild fantasies happen. In what universe would they ever call it the "Switch Pro" for one thing? I think the lackluster "OLED Model" name is intentionally trolling the rumor mill; some dude at Nintendo is laughing his ass off right now. There are plenty of reasons to be mad at Nintendo; pick one of those, instead of them not doing some bullshit you just made up.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I'm probably going to hold out for a Switch release too. As much as I want to make PC my primary platform, this + portability is very appealing.

EDIT: Bought it on Steam

It's weird. This got announced at E3 and very few people noticed. I didn't even notice until a few days after, and I was pleasantly surprised.

I know everyone's complaining about the price but I can easily see myself getting multiple playthroughs out of FFV and FFVI alone. And a 2D FF3j remake? I'm buying that just on principle.
about 2 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
Re-re-re-release/remasters of the first 6 Final Fantasy games on Steam, including a 2D remake of FF3j.

[Link]

Overpriced, but honestly, I don't care. If they have fast forward and they fix the text size thing that everyone's complaining about, I'm probably going to get them.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
You wanna talk no self control?

I'm seriously considering buying the FF Pixel Remaster set. The whole thing.
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