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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
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added (a week late) after buying a PS2 collection from craigslist

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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.
244 (U)
  177 Unplayed  
72.5% of Unfinished
22% of Total
30.3%
527 (B)
65.5%
34 (C)
4.2%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  17 ?????         Master Runs  3 (M)
Steam 85 (U) 195 (B) 0 (C) 283 Total
PlayStation 2 64 (U) 37 (B) 3 (C) 105 Total
PC Downloads 42 (U) 42 (B) 9 (C) 97 Total
Xbox 360 13 (U) 22 (B) 3 (C) 38 Total
GOG.com 11 (U) 19 (B) 0 (C) 30 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 4 (U) 24 (B) 0 (C) 28 Total
PC 4 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
Game Boy Advance 3 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 9 Total
PSOne Classics 3 (U) 17 (B) 0 (C) 20 Total
SNES 3 (U) 11 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 2 (U) 26 (B) 2 (C) 30 Total
iPod 2 (U) 3 (B) 1 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation 3 2 (U) 20 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
WiiWare 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Browser 1 (U) 20 (B) 12 (C) 33 Total
PlayStation 1 (U) 12 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
3DS Downloads 1 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
DOS 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Wii BEAT 10 (B) 1 (C) 11 Total
Game Boy BEAT 5 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 11 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade BEAT 10 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 7 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
GameCube BEAT 6 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
PlayStation Network BEAT 5 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
PS2 Classics BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
itch.io BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Battle.Net 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
NES BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Xbox BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Android BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
XNA Indie Games C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
All Games 814 Total
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about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I wish you the best of luck with Radiata Stories. I hope you enjoy it and let me know your opinion of it.

Yeah, I don't think I have a 'Q' game. And I only have like one 'U', 'Y' and 'Z' game. I'll just have to buy more games to do it one day!
about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I mean.. I don't feel great about it haha. I've had it since launch, acquired it as I did so many of my games - with a huge backlog ahead of it in line/desire to play. As time went on it just kind of sat there and for a few reasons - it always made me somewhat upset given how Kojima got separated from Konami, and some middling reviews I'd heard from friends and whatnot - I didn't get around to it.

I did *start* it at one point, got one or two missions in, just didn't go back to it. At this point I'm plotting out my "final 10" run as I get closer to defeating Bak'laag, and may leave it for part of the epic finale. Or maybe I'll play it next. Who knows! Haha.
about 2 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
Congratulations to Star Fox, my 525th beaten game!

Picked it up on a whim after listening to some of the soundtrack recently and realized I ought to play it. A faster beat than I expected (took only a single session), though I only went for the Level 1 Route. Not all that engaging, but still sorta fun. The gameplay was acceptable, though aiming was a little dodgy. The graphics were interesting as a demonstration of what the SNES is capable of with extra processing power from the Super FX chip. Aside from that tidbit, though, the visuals didn't look good. It was hard to tell the depth and placement of projectiles and enemies. On some levels the flashing lights were too bright and distracting for me, especially when in the cockpit view and the camera is so near to your ships' laser fire. I didn't like the game all that much, but it is certainly an important one that deserved a playthrough (thankfully the game was easy enough to not make it take too long). Oh, at least the chopped-up audio for voice lines was fun to listen to. Falco was the best. Wing-wi-wing damage!


Next up for me will be a little streak of PS2 RPGs. Yeah, I still have Enter the Gungeon sitting in my Steam inbox, but it's challenging enough that I don't feel like putting in the practice right now. Better to work through some games I have a better chance at beating.
about 1 month ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Thank you!
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Yeah, I kind of devoured Radiata Stories. Several snow days made it real easy to just marathon that game. I feel honored that you'd save my opinion about my game, so I won't spoil anything for you. Though, I think you will enjoy it!

My friend didn't enjoy Atelier Iris 3 all that much, but I feel like I have to give it a try. I enjoyed the Atelier Series not to give it a go.

I like that Video Game Alphabet. That's a neat idea!
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
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Ten years on this website, and my backlog hasn't gotten any smaller. I guess that means I'll be using the Backloggery for a whole lot longer!

For a celebratory new game addition, I'm adding Final Fantasy Adventure. It'll be my FF game to play for the year, also serving as a fork into the Mana games and opening up a new series for me to explore.

Reworked my page note the most I have in years (maybe half of my time here?). Got rid of a bunch of corny and useless text in place for more AESTHETIC, MyAnimeList link, and My Videogame Alphabet at the bottom. All in all clear improvements.
about 2 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Happy Backlogiversary!!
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I really enjoyed your Personal 2018 Rewards.
about 2 months ago (edited)

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
Focus: Only playing one game

Meimiday 2019 Summary

I've been spreading my free time across several hobbies since the autumn, which has really slowed my backlogging progress, so I didn't have any games prepared to on Meimiday. I opted to run through some very short games, and I'm glad I did. It felt good to get back into the backlogging rhythm and work my numbers down a little (before adding more, of course). Here's what I played:

Thirty Flights of Loving - enjoyable walking simulator, though not much to it. Not as good as the previous "game" in the developer's "series."

Front Line - Controls didn't feel responsive. Good thing it only took me about an hour to beat the default hi-score.

Yoshi - Considered this beaten under the simplest terms possible, since I didn't find any other really accepted conditions for beat. I don't think it's a very fun puzzle game anyway so I'm not losing much by capping it with a so soon.

King's Quest I - The first game I bothered completing in over five years! I had debated doing this on a previous meimiday, so it fits that I got it done this time.
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
First of all, Happy New Year as well! May your year be better than ever!

Secondly, congratulations on the Zelda II beat. I will very much agree with you on it being very hard. That final dungeon and ascension to Death Mountain is very brutal.

You should totally play Radiata Stories. It is awesome! I absolutely love it and knowing how you devour RPG's, you would catch up to me in a second. But, yeah, I love Tri-Ace and this one is fantastic. A little difficult on how to recruit everybody, but the world is so intricate and so very interesting. I was very excited to finally play it and the game has lived up to all of my expectations.
about 3 months ago (edited)

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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
Happy new year to you too! Oh, I don't think it's possible to escape the town on day 2. Whatever you do, you stay there until the very last day, so... Just keep that in mind if you decide to return to the game. Yeah, it may be frustrating; but the experience is also rewarding.
about 3 months ago (edited)

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
Focus: Only playing one game

My 2018 Personal Gaming Awards


Shortest Game Beaten: Crazy Balloon @ 02m 01s
Using my rules for arcade games makes beating one with an empty default score a matter of playing it once...

Longest Game Beaten: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 @ 139h 08m
Also now my longest to date.


Easiest Beat: Crazy Balloon
Goes back to the "shortest game beaten" reasoning.

Hardest Beat: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
There might have been some contest before I beat Zelda II on what was hardest, but this one surely takes it. I found the majority of the game comfortable to play, and I was able to make it through over 3/4s of the game without needing help, but the final stretch drained my willpower. I checked a walkthrough to find a vital item that I had missed. Though I felt bad at first, upon reaching the final palace, I wholeheartedly went back to the guide to find out the easiest way through it. Not only that, I made extensive use of 3DS Restore Points. So, I managed to scrape by with external help in two separate ways, and I STILL found it hard! I don't even want to imagine trying to beat this the first time on an NES with no outside help!


Oldest Beat (including ports): Lunar Rescue [1979]
Oldest Beat (original copies): Ridge Racer [1995]
Newest Beat: David Lynch Teaches Typing [2018]

Best Game of 2018: David Lynch Teaches Typing
Amazingly, I actually beat a game released in 2018 last year. Oh, but it was a quick and silly download title. Still counts! The only 2018 game I played last year, so it wins on a technicality.

Worst Game Beaten: Wild Western
I went through a number of vintage Taito arcade titles on a PS2 compilation I got this year (my progress numbers are still hurting from adding it), starting with the oldest of the available games. Many of them were fun for their era / what they offered, but this was by far the least enjoyable. I can see they tried to replicate the feeling of being in a gunfight on horseback, but they replicated it too much. The character drifts around on its own, aiming is difficult, and the end result is simply not fun at all.

Best Game Beaten: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
The very first game I beat in 2018 was still the best all the way through. It was so satisfying to finally experience this hugely impactful title for the first time. I loved the gameplay, music, spritework, basically everything about it. Truly still a masterpiece!
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