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PS1C
Final Fantasy V
started

Updated about 2 days ago

Added during the mid-August 2016 Flash sale (via leftover Christmas 2015 PSN gift card) as part of my 2016 August Audible
(B)
PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
unlocked pink flower save file

Updated about 4 days ago

added (a week late) after buying a PS2 collection from craigslist
(U)
Steam
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
level 21 Achievements: 9 / 75 (12%)

Updated about 1 week ago

added after Bethesda hid the title in the store, lul
(u)
GOG
Mable & The Wood
added for free during the 2020 Spring Sale

Updated about 1 week ago

(U)
Droid
Duolingo: Chinese
got past checkpoint 3

Updated about 1 week ago

eski514'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.
261 (U)
  191 Unplayed  
73.2% of Unfinished
21.9% of Total
29.9%
577 (B)
66.2%
34 (C)
3.9%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  17 ?????         Master Runs  3 (M)
Steam 86 (U) 205 (B) 0 (C) 294 Total
PlayStation 2 82 (U) 48 (B) 3 (C) 134 Total
PC Downloads 35 (U) 51 (B) 9 (C) 99 Total
GOG.com 15 (U) 19 (B) 0 (C) 34 Total
Xbox 360 11 (U) 25 (B) 3 (C) 39 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 4 (U) 24 (B) 0 (C) 28 Total
SNES 4 (U) 14 (B) 0 (C) 18 Total
PC 4 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
Game Boy Advance 3 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 9 Total
PlayStation 3 3 (U) 20 (B) 0 (C) 23 Total
PSOne Classics 3 (U) 19 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 2 (U) 26 (B) 2 (C) 30 Total
iPod 2 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
WiiWare 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Browser 1 (U) 22 (B) 12 (C) 35 Total
PlayStation 1 (U) 12 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
3DS Downloads 1 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Android 1 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation 4 1 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Wii BEAT 10 (B) 1 (C) 11 Total
Game Boy BEAT 7 (B) 1 (C) 8 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 11 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade BEAT 10 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
GameCube BEAT 7 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 7 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation Network BEAT 5 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Battle.Net BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PS2 Classics BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
DOS BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
itch.io BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
NES BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
GameStop PC BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Xbox BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
XNA Indie Games C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
All Games 881 Total
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about 7 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Congratulations on the Pokemon Beat!

*Laughs* Going to work and paying a mortgage isn't actually all that impressive. Once you get in a routine and know how to save money, it can be quite easy. And if there is one thing I am good at, it is enjoying a routine!

Work has been interesting. When I walk in, I have to show my badge and I got my temperature taken this morning. We have had several cases at my hospital, so things are now on locked down. My city was just told to stay at home, so starting tomorrow, I'm working from home from now on. With being stuck at home for the near future, it feels like when I was unemployed a few years ago for months at a time.
about 2 weeks ago

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What up!
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Was P3 worth the time investment? Well, yes and no.

Yes, because I stopped asking myself this question a long time ago. A game's a game, so it's best to try and have fun while you're at it. Even if you find the game to be not so great, there's certainly some merit to it. At least now I know what Persona gameplay and storytelling is about.

No, because, oh my God is it tedious and boring. It just doesn't know where to stop and goes on an on and on and on, and nothig really ever changes or even ever happens in it; it's just these endless, uninspired dungeons and a primitive simulation mode. And I am still playing it because the bad ending I got was not a real ending... I have to really finish it.

So, bottom line, while there are some interesting aspects, I completely fail to see why this game was praised so much. Maybe 2006 (original release) and 2010 (PSP re-release) were really low years for JRPGs. I don't know, maybe it's just me, and I should take a break from this genre for a while. Anyway, sorry for the rant. Be safe and try to have fun during this zombie apocalypse
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I hope everyone on the Backloggery is keeping well during the global health crisis. Certainly I wish that none of you or your closest get sick, but even without direct contact, the virus can wreak havoc on a person's mental state. This situation is nothing but panic, worry, and negativity for the populace at large. It's important to promote a positive mental attitude directed both inwardly to keep ourselves grounded and outwardly for the sake of our local communities and society as a whole. Take all the necessary measures to reduce the spread of infection, but please don't neglect your own mental health with extreme actions that would limit your basic needs as a human being. With that out of the way...


Congratulations to Pokemon - Red Version, my 575th Beaten Game!

Gen 1 Pokemon was integral to my childhood gaming history. Released when I was in elementary school, it was likely the first RPG I ever played and my introduction to those tantalizing game mechanics of building a party and progressively increasing their strength. Though I can't recall which of us had Red or Blue, it was one of the only games that my brother and I each owned a copy, giving me a greater sense of personal attachment to it over the many games I shared with my siblings. So I have a lot of fond, nostalgic sentiment for it, which is why it gets this milestone.

And naturally it couldn't live up to my memories. There have been too many quality-of-life improvements to the Pokemon series for me to accept the limits of Gen 1. Worst of all was the ridiculously limited space for item storage. What felt like a challenging and vibrant game as a kid was now at times a slog through a surprisingly small and uninteresting world. I was able to get some enjoyment out of my replay. Not all the Gen 1 sprites are winners, but some of them are still cute to see in the original style. The basic Pokemon gameplay was still fun, even if I only cared about my six-party team and didn't really catch anything besides them. The best part, though, was simply digging into an area of my past that I had spent much time with as a child and now ruminating with it as an adult.


I'm off from school due to enforced closures, so I have a generous amount of time for gaming right now, and yet I still find other ways to dwindle my free time away. Already I feel as though time keeps moving faster. I'm sure it gets even more ephemeral from here on in.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Oh wauw, I should do that. Gotta say though, I discovered some new vaporwave albums myself recently. Especially HKE was a nice surprise. And that album from Nxxxxxs with the fancy artwook as well.
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I agree Hehe Yeah i've heard that those games are pretty big time investments, good ones though :P Yeah tv-series and movies are pretty good passive entertainments cause you can do stuff while they're on Thank you, happy to hear that you're also learning something new, it's never too late for that! And doing it in a game sounds like win win to me :P
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Yes! I'm 15 hours in and up to now it's an excellent game.

It's full of style and the gameplay is so fluid. It sure deserves to be in your top 5 haha

Out of curiosity, which are the other four?
about 2 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Thank you for your words and also thank you for making me aware of Haircuts for Men. I checked him on bandcamp, and some tracks are fascinating.

And -- congrats on 11 years of conscious videogame backlogging!
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
First of all, Congratulations on your 11th Backloggiversary!!

You are studying Electronics, are a part of a Robotics team and are learning Chinese??
Wow, that is an insane amount of studying and you are like 10x smarter than I could ever hope to be.

If you have never played Final Fantasy V before, I think you will love it. The game has one of the best introductions to the Job System and really gives you free reign over it. You have to think outside the box sometimes and some of the enemies can be a pain, but it is such a great game!
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
11th Backloggiversary Celebration


Thanks to all staff and users for such a friendly and knowledgeable community. Backloggers love gaming, and that's why I love it here!

I've given myself little time for gaming in 2020 while being extremely busy with school projects including contributions to my school's Robotics Team. Which is why I didn't have anything prepared for Meimiday this year . Ah well, with my currently lax new game inbox rules, I'll add something for my ring day anyway.

This year I went with the Aeon Genesis fan translation of the SNES game Live A Live. I've heard and seen lots of good things about this game, and also from what I've seen this fan translation is considered one of the best. It was a simple task to add the translation patch and get it working on my flashcart.

I have a few RPGs lined up at the moment, including Final Fantasy V which I will start once I finish Persona 4...who knows when that will be! I have been tied up for most of January, but the Robotics Team's competition is in February. After that, will I have more time for gaming? Of course, the answer is "only if I make time for gaming!" I'll have less schoolwork, but I also recently decided to try learning Mandarin Chinese. Remains to be seen how far I get with either hobby in the near future...

Actually, I might as well add the Duolingo mobile app I'm using to help my language efforts. It's certainly gamified enough to warrant an inclusion on this site. And hey, maybe it will motivate me to do language studying and "gaming" at once! Seeing a on a Duolingo language course will be an extra reward in itself.
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
That's exactly what I did. Highscores and finishing all games was my goal, so I could mark all of them as completed. Managed to complete most games, but some were too difficult even with savestates.
What's interesting in this kind of compilation is that we really like to play games that we somehow played/known before, so I assume it was your case with Kiki Kaikai, as I hated it haha. I didn't know it and never played it before, so even if it is beautiful for its time I couldn't enjoy it because of the (imho) unfair difficulty. And, speaking of unfair difficulties, it's the main flaw of these games for me, but it's understandable as most of them were designed to get the maximum coins possible from people on the arcades back in the 80s

The games I've most enjoyed on this collection were some brawlers and shoot'em ups that, even though too hard in some cases, were also very well designed and fun to play. And savestates make me more tolerant haha

As for the first Taito Legends, I mostly agree with you. TL2 is a better and more polished product. The one advantage of the first one is that it has some timeless classics, such as Elevator Action, Gladiator and of course Space Invaders. These and some other games present in TL1 were extremely popular in the arcades here in Brazil. And yeah the extras in the first one were a very nich touch too, I love this kind of content.

Well, it is nice to share this kind of experience with a fellow backlogger, so thank you for this conversation!
about 3 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I was thinking about what I've written in my previous comment here... Well, I may be try to make it look like I'm hardcore and all, but it's far from true. Only rarely would I try to complete a game on the highest setting nowadays. Only if I really enjoy a game, and I feel like I can do it. Most of times I will just beat a game, that's (sadly) all
about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Happy belated New Year Probably to play less games, actually, or atleast keep the games i play to a few titles that have significance to me. Been feeling the last years that i waste a little to much time on videogames that i could have used to something more productive. I need to lose weight, find a job, improve my social life and i'm also learning to play guitar and as much as i love video-games they don't really help alot on those fronts
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