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Splatterhouse 2 [2009]
Seems more annoying than difficult.

Updated about 7 hours ago

☆☆★★★
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Misc
Genessentials: Genesis/Mega Drive/CD Favorites [17 finished] [Goal: 20 | Elite Goal: 30]
Last finished: Phantasy Star IV, Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure, Valis, Syd of Valis, Valis III, Castle of Illusion

Updated about 10 hours ago

One month to clear as many 16-bit SEGA games as I can.
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Crusader of Centy [2006]
The animal system is pretty novel, gotta admit.

Updated about 1 day ago

☆★★★★
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3DS
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Is this Nintendo's last mingle on the 3DS? This game has so much charm, how can you not feel relaxed while playing? Fourth land!

Updated about 4 days ago

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PS4
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
My brother claimed this to be one of the best games he's ever played. Let's see what the fuss is about!

Updated about 1 week ago

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PS
Vandal-Hearts
Halfway through!

Updated about 1 week ago

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PS
Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings
I think playing this on and off is probably the best way to go about it.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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3DS
7th Dragon III Code VFD
Playing this in bits and pieces.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

Prophallus'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.
0 (U)
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266 (B)
43.3%
348 (C)
56.7%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  28 ?????         Master Runs  1 (M)
Miscellaneous 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
NES BEAT 35 (B) 125 (C) 231 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive BEAT 29 (B) 67 (C) 104 Total
Sega CD BEAT 6 (B) 9 (C) 16 Total
Saturn BEAT 3 (B) 12 (C) 21 Total
SNES BEAT 21 (B) 42 (C) 68 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 17 (B) 22 (C) 43 Total
Game Boy Advance BEAT 22 (B) 9 (C) 34 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 31 (B) 7 (C) 45 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 11 (B) 4 (C) 18 Total
PlayStation BEAT 16 (B) 13 (C) 41 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 26 (B) 6 (C) 34 Total
PlayStation 4 BEAT 6 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
Wii U BEAT 2 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
Nintendo Switch BEAT 5 (B) 5 (C) 16 Total
Wii BEAT 11 (B) 5 (C) 16 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 6 (B) 15 (C) 23 Total
WiiWare BEAT 8 (B) 3 (C) 11 Total
GameCube BEAT 11 (B) 2 (C) 13 Total
Nintendo 64 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
All Games 757 Total
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about 1 hour ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Iwadare did the sound effects and was part of Cube, who was behind SFX work on Langrisser, Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force and numerous others.
about 7 hours ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Man, has it really been that long? Jeez, time flies. This is still definitely the best place to keep track of my ever-expanding backlog! I've had Sheep Man there so long I can't imagine changing him at this point!
about 9 hours ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Centy is a great little gem, shame it's so spendy these days, I'd love a copy. I actually had the honor of meeting the composer, Motokazu Shinoda. Very pleasant man and was utterly shocked to hear that someone years later, in another country, was praising his work haha. Nowadays he still performs music but not for games, there is a small collection of his albums out there. Check it out!
about 2 days 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
Admittedly, the best part of the game was its humorous cut-scenes, so I am not worried about the movie.

I’ve always have had the same problem as you did — I cannot pinpoint what my absolute favorite game is. There are too many good ones! I’m glad you found your answer, though!
about 2 days ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
The first Lunar's definitely a classic, and my playthrough was quite the adventure: I started an unfinished run sometime in 2014, and only just finished a playthrough this year. That's good to hear the sequel doesn't feel quite as rough drafty; still, there's something about the Sega CD visuals and music that I always preferred over those PS1 and Saturn remakes.

I used to have that exact same problem with replaying RPGs. Never hurts to go back and replay your favorites, but I've done that over fifty times for some of them, by now. I prefer to focus on games I haven't experienced before way more often than I used to. I haven't replayed Suikoden II in... probably four years, and it used to be a monthly/bimonthly thing.

Powerpuff Girls on N64 was bad, but it's also apparently a total ripoff of that N64 Tom and Jerry game. I wonder how good that one is in comparison.

And thanks. It wouldn't be too big a hit if my Backloggery went down, as I back up my entire backlog list; it would just be a matter of adding everything back to a separate account. It still would've really bummed me out, though. I'm glad I seem to have the whole ordeal sorted out.

Y'know, I would've guessed Phantasy Star IV as your favorite! You talk about that one quite a lot on here, and I'm pretty sure I've seen you replay it more than once. I can't wait to play it for myself, man. For this year, I hope to at least get through Phantasy Star II and III. My favorite game of all time is D2 for the Dreamcast, but my page practically has that written all over it, haha.
about 2 days ago (edited)

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
When someone asks me what my favorite game of all time is, I usually don't have an answer to it. There are so many games I find to be excellent that it's difficult to single them all out and ouck one. But I think I've finally realized it. My favorite game ever made is... [Supermariorpgdrumroll[dot]wav]

[Supermariorpgcymbalclash[dot]wav] ... Phantasy Star: The End of the Millennium.

Are you surprised? After all this time, nearly thirty years into my life, the answer was right in front of me. Phantasy Star: The End of the Millennium is my favorite game of all time. Of all the games I've played over the years, there hasn't been one that has hooked me in upon revisiting quite like PSIV. Every time I replay the game, it always has me playing it nonstop around the time I'm thirty percent into the game. I know this game inside out, I know every story beat, I've finished the game over and over and over again, going as far as to not only play the entire game in Japanese, I've considered doing a master run of the game (solo main character) within a short amount of time since beating it tonight.

Clearly this is a game that I've played to death, and my admiration with it clearly shows. Heck, my username is from the game. Whether the decision that this is my all-time favorite game is influenced on overly attached nostalgia for my middle school years (funny how I always seem to forget that my school life in that era was overall unpleasant) or the idea that I'm on a high from this thirty day Genesis/Mega Drive/CD marathon is up for debate, but one thing's for sure, this is one game that I'll always love and I'm probably going to continue replaying it until I die.
about 3 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSEBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMPS
about 3 days 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
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
And also why is he named after the Egyptian god of chaos? Must be a blue mage or something.
about 3 days ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Yeah, the point is that the other characters do as little as possible to contribute in or out of battle. Until they die, and if they automatically revive, they should just defend (don't have them support in any way).

Actually, some of the cutscenes in Grandia revive the party and heal everyone to max. One example is when Master Chang knocks Justin out. Some inn stays are mandatory to progress the story, too.
about 4 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
Oh, believe me, it gets brought up every time I mention a status update for it on the BL Discord server too.
about 4 days ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Yeah, Treasure developed Gradius V. My main problem with that game (besides being mostly a boss rush) is that all the lighting effects and explosions made it difficult to see the bullets a lot of the time.
about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Let's see...

1. E
2. Star Force
3. H
4. I
5. G
6. B
7. Moon Cresta
8. D
9. Alpha Mission

A. Nichibutsu
C. SNK
F. Tecmo


Not sure about these last three.
about 5 days ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Indeed it was. Loving it so far. The facelift with the mods makes it all the more fun, and the game is truly immersive.
about 6 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
DDPDOJ, the best? Nah. Maybe the best of the era before HD. Sounds like you need to play Daifukkatsu, Mushihimesama Futari, Saidaioujou (in Novice mode, because the original difficulty is ridiculously extreme) and Espgaluda II. Daioujou looks really rough and outdated in comparison to any of those. It has to be the 360 version of each one, though... MAME has timing issues, and the PC port of Daifukkatsu is messed up in several ways.

I don't know why I don't like Compile's shmups. They just always feel off to me, bland in some way.
about 6 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I'd say Cave, easily, followed by Konami. Cave was even in the Guinness Book of World Records for producing high quality shmups with the most consistency. Konami have amazing games including the likes of Gradius Gaiden and Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius, but they've also created a fair few disappointing ones too. Treasure only really had Radiant Silvergun (which is divisive because of its slow pace and hour long length) and Ikaruga (which is a sort of puzzle/shmup hybrid). Compile, uh... I don't like any of theirs. Qute shmups are pretty good. Raizing/8ing would have been an interesting choice.
about 1 week ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
For the most part, yeah. It's a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Joke. I always did laugh when Zio just acts the typical mad laughing villain.
about 1 week ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
KONO ZIO DA!
about 1 week ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks

So did you want to start that Genesis games replay this month now that Lilithday is over? I kinda already started it with Streets of Rage 2, which I'm already almost done with. Maybe I can get to the Shining Force games or the Vectorman games for the first time, or some other games I have never beaten. Also probably will play games that aren't on the collection on my Pi, like Alicia Dragon

I'll have to probably take some time out of it to do my 10th ring day games, but probably won't be too bad, since I have 2 more months for those after March, and I already beat Linkle Liver Story and got a head start on Magic Knight Rayearth.
about 2 weeks 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
Yeah, I don't know what to say about DKCR... It looks and sounds fine, it's got some good ideas, but it's just a yawn-fest for me. Ready for it to be over. Never played Wild 9, but yeah, it's been on the shelf for a long time and I'm tired of looking at it. Not really sure if I'll even like it, but figured it's finally time to check it out. For now, though... courage.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sony's censorship doesn't change the gameplay (much - it is possible that a mysterious ray of light could block the player's view of an enemy's attack, depending on the type of game), but it does insult the user's intelligence by insinuating that they have to be nannied at all times. It can also change the way a story is told - for example, the "madman" in Desert Strike doesn't slap his minion in the SNES version, and doesn't appear to kill the woman in the intro either, making him seem like he's actually a much more reasonable leader who cares about his people. I'd also prefer to see the original creator's content rather than have a ridiculous blinding light shone in my face in its stead. Their current agenda seems to be demonstrably anti-Japan as they're STILL only applying their cherry-picked censorship to games that were developed in Japan.

Most players noticed the beer -> coffee change to Grandia, and all of them (that I've ever discussed it with in the past) agreed that it was a stupid and ultimately pointless change to the dialogue. However, all of your examples are related to alcohol references. I'm not sure if the ESRB had established how to handle alcohol references yet at that time. Nowadays, the ESRB are more clear about their rules, but Sony chooses to completely ignore them and do whatever they want. Unless Sony's goal is to actually find a way to sell adult content to children, but that's a dumb idea too. I'd say that any parent that's ignorant enough to buy a game with half-naked girls or people holding guns on the cover and not notice the ESRB rating is probably also stupid enough to hand their kid a bottle of poison to drink because they thought it was cola. (Blind people get a free pass on this point, but then the store clerk had a responsibility to inform them.)

Of course, we know that Nintendo's own heavily forced censorship in the 80s was even more ridiculous than Sony's is now. [Link] But they were called out on it and rightly criticised for it.
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