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Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection
I've been waiting for this for a while! Definitely wanted to replay some of these and finish 5 postgame & 6.

Updated about 1 month ago

Game Realms Q1 2023
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Switch
Pokémon Scarlet
Stuck in my own little hole trying to catch a Pachirisu with a mark from the first area. A little over 30 Pachirisu in and no luck yet.

Updated about 1 month ago

Hopefully this holds on better than Sword/Shield!
(U)
Switch
unpacking
Chipping away at this one with Amour. Maybe halfway through?

Updated about 2 months ago

(B)
PS
Bushido Blade
Obtained all character endings! Not sure if I'm up for the Slash Mode no death run, though.

Updated about 10 months ago

☆☆★★★ This game is really ambitious and pretty clever. Kind of reminds me of the aspirations of Karateka. Quite a remarkable open stage in Story mode, but the load times are irritating. Oh, and getting the good ending is pretty obnoxious. Picked up at Luna Games with a birthday gift certificate from Jevisenespoir Q1 '22. Forgot I didn't have this yet!
(U)
Switch
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Having a good time so far; the patch to fix shiny farming threw a wrench in the works, though. No shiny Pachirisu yet.

Updated about 10 months ago

(B)
Switch
BABA IS YOU
Chipping away one area at a time. Getting sidetracked by the ??? area... BIY [143s 8f +1]

Updated about 10 months ago

BABA IS YOU [65:34 / 143 seeds / 8 flowers / (+1)] MUSEUM [ --- ] NEW ADVENTURES [12:28 / 27 seeds / 2 flowers / (+1)] Stuck on: Salvage, Skull House, Secret Garden, Out at Sea, Hazel Den, Meteor Strike, Crushers Summer '22
(U)
PS
ときめきメモリアル対戦とっかえだま JPN
Grinded through the 99 screen puzzle tower. Now to get familiar with the Arcade modes.

Updated about 12 months ago

A little different from the other Tokimeki Puzzle Dama Taisen game; this one has cursor-based movement and you can hold one piece at a time. The chain mechanics and set up get a little more ridiculous. Picked up at the Retro City Festival '19. I had passed by these games a few times before, but figured my Tokimeki collection can expand now.
(B)
PS2
AquaAqua
This experience needs some quality of life. Why is this game so punishing? Need to get Master on the 4 stages for True End.

Updated about 1 year ago

☆☆☆★★ There are a few things that I feel would improve the experience: 1. Clear indication of where leaks have sprung. 2. Fixing piece alignment so they don't taper on the ground graphically. 3. Consistent piece width; why Os are two wide and T/L/Is are 3 is beyond me. 4. Rebalance Earthquake and Drain penalties. The player lacks corrective agency. 5. HELPFUL cam angles. I was hanging out with DLEW, and he was offloading a bunch of his collection in preparation for his next move. He gave me th
(B)
PS
Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories
Time to try to trade with a JP save for Pocketstation cards. Switched gears and started decking Pegasus for rituals and magic. [Library: 532/722]

Updated about 1 year ago    |    Online Info https://w.atwiki.jp/yuugiou_fuuin/sp/pages/24.html

☆☆★★★ I finally got a Meteor B. Dragon from Meadow Mage after 238 wins. It made the end of the game a LOT easier. It gives you a secret code when you beat the game? Did I keep mine?
(U)
Switch
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Yes, I would like more Kirby. Thank you for asking.

Updated about 1 year ago

I feel that giving movement another plane of depth limits the movesets for abilities. That said, the game still looks brilliant and is full of detail and charm.
(U)
PS2
Monster Rancher 3
Finished my first Big 5 tournament. My monsters keep missing during the last matches. Unlocked Zan, Dragon, and Joker.

Updated about 1 year ago

A Christmas present from Amour, 2021. Thanks! I've been looking forward to getting into these. Now to dig up a Picture Paradise compatible camera.
(U)
PS2
スペースフィッシャーメン JPN
Picked up CIB at SoCal Retro Gaming Expo '22. Never thought to get it until I saw Soichi Terada's name, despite its mention in PS2 Best Imports lists.

Updated about 1 year ago

A simple gameplay cycle; Travel to planet, catch fish, use fish as bait to attract new fish, return to base to sell fish, buy upgrades/perks, repeat. Definitely fun due to the reel and waggle gimmicks, and relaxing due to the repetitive nature of fishing and completing the encyclopedia. Music is pretty good and has a wide range. Saw an Ape Escape 2 enemy cameo early on; I wonder if other familiar faces will appear.
(B)
DC
Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2
Playing online in the year 2021 feels surreal. Time for Ruins! Looking for SPECIAL WEAPONs. [Lv60 FOnewearl]

Updated about 2 years ago

☆☆★★★ I didn't realize that the base game didn't have this Ver.2 content. I'm learning a little more about the game this way. Kinda wish there was more room for items at the bank, but I'll manage somehow.

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969 (U)
  401 Unplayed  
41.4% of Unfinished
27.5% of Total
66.4%
289 (B)
19.8%
201 (C)
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Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  15 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
Xbox 360 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation 5 6 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
NES 122 (U) 42 (B) 29 (C) 214 Total
PlayStation 4 180 (U) 12 (B) 9 (C) 206 Total
PlayStation 2 91 (U) 49 (B) 13 (C) 157 Total
PlayStation 103 (U) 32 (B) 28 (C) 170 Total
SNES 73 (U) 28 (B) 13 (C) 120 Total
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Nintendo Switch 68 (U) 17 (B) 1 (C) 88 Total
Nintendo DS 34 (U) 10 (B) 9 (C) 55 Total
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Game Boy Advance 15 (U) 13 (B) 16 (C) 45 Total
GameCube 17 (U) 13 (B) 8 (C) 42 Total
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PlayStation 3 28 (U) 4 (B) 4 (C) 36 Total
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Wii 23 (U) 4 (B) 3 (C) 31 Total
Wii U 22 (U) 1 (B) 2 (C) 25 Total
Dreamcast 10 (U) 6 (B) 5 (C) 24 Total
Saturn 7 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
PC 5 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Xbox 8 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
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Wii U Downloads BEAT 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 Total
All Games 1531 Total
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about 8 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: March 25, 2019
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
I appreciate the Monster Party theming. Definitely one of the hottest FC/NES deep cuts that I've played.
about 1 year ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, it's been a fully solo effort minus having a few other people test it. I've been intending for it to be released for a few weeks now, but I keep finding more errors to fix. I'm starting to appreciate why the first Pokemon game had so many bugs.
about 1 year ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I think the few years I was into gacha games really ate up my patience with daily task driven gameplay.

So the retro fair is mainly a place to find some pretty rare stuff huh? I'm not particular crazy about buying games way above the original price, but it might be interesting to check out.

Among the games I have been playing the last few months, I've been enjoying Dragon Quest 6 the most. Granted, my view might be biased, since I had low expectations of the game based off online reviews.

With the recent announcement of the e-shop closing for 3DS and Wii U, I've been looking through the catalog to see if there's any thing that catches my eye, or anything that might be cheaper than buying out of stock physical copies. Did you have any games on the 3DS / Wii U that you enjoyed and would recommend?
about 1 year ago (edited)

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Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
For all accounts he is self taught and has been in Mr Bungle since a very young age (he was 23 when Mr Bungle signed with WB in'91 but they've been making records even before that). He's fucking hilarious, too. [Link] He's made hundreds of records in dozens of projects and is the most versatile singer I've ever heard... he can manage everything. He currently owns independent label Ipecac which has a lot of avantgarde artists on it.
about 1 year ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: March 25, 2019
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Yeah, I can definitely confirm that Tomba is a good time. But the thing with it is that it starts out just throwing lives at you, but then those dry up for good at some point. They're awarded at certain point intervals that get less and less frequent, and eventually stop. Generally speaking, it's not a particularly challenging game, but there are some screens with death pits where it's easy to lose like 3+ lives in a row if you're having trouble with a jump. So, if you go into it, I'd just either play with an emulator and save states, or be prepared to load a save if you lose too many lives in a row.

Elden Ring's good, but I'm also really feeling like I want to just be done with it. It's such a long game, and anyone with a completionist playstyle will definitely find themselves overlevelled.
about 1 year ago

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Stardew Valley IS such a relaxing game but honestly, it is one of my favorites of all time I think it's just so adorable and customizable and has so many character storylines that are interesting. I can't wait for the developers to come out with their new game, Haunted Chocolatier. That one also looks fun
about 1 year ago

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Thanks for the add back friend!
about 1 year ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I haven't been too bad. How have things been on your end?

Yeah, this is my first animal crossing, and will likely be my last due to the time sinking nature of the game. I can't say it's really my type of game, though I can definitely see the appeal in the game.

I saw from your backlog that you went to a retro expo. What kind of event is that? If I knew there was something in the vicinity, I may have checked it out.
about 1 year ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Been busy doing a ton of things that don't involve beating games. I've been working on a guide for the PS1 / Gameboy Monster Raising RPG Monster Race, which is taking way longer than I expected. Clearly trying to write guides for games that resemble Pokemon is a mistake, there's just so much content to cover.

I've also been putting the finishing touches on my own game, which has also taken a ridiculous amount of time, probably because it's also a Pokemon-style game. [Link] No wonder I haven't had time to start Legends Arceus yet. And now there's Gen 9 coming out? I've gained a bit more respect for the Pokemon company, that's for sure.
about 1 year ago (edited)

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Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks!!!

It's really great and I've always loved that game. Yeah I get that about VP1, that's why I completed it on the PSP instead. I'm a big fan of them three games.

It's alright I guess. I'm not actually a speedrunner and do not clock my runs. Youtube just kind of do it all for me.
I mean it's alright. I don't know why it needed a remake. The first one is pretty solid already. They could have redone Zelda 2 instead. I played pretty much all of them except the DS titles, and Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword.

That was me. Probably still is me. My perception of things just changes with different experiences.

It's not polished. lol
I'm sorry you were exposed to that. lol

I never really cared for their videos but Mike Patton is hands down the best singer in history [Link] + the most prolific ever. (Never realized they had other videos other than those two really tired singles from the 80s/90s).
♩Close your eyes and feel the rhythm in your soul. Don't worry, the beat will catch you ♫