Now Playing

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WiiU
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows
Cleared the Plains: The movement takes some getting used to but I think it’ll be fun once I get the hang of it.

Updated about 4 days ago

(U)
PS4
Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Atlantica: Currently trying to find the keyhole.

Updated about 1 week ago

(U)
N64
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Zelda Marathon: Got the Goron Mask and fixed the crying baby situation.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

(U)
PSN
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Working through the Zodiac. I really like the rumor mechanic.

Updated about 2 months ago

nikdarg'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.
484 (U)
  293 Unplayed  
60.5% of Unfinished
32.4% of Total
53.5%
368 (B)
40.7%
52 (C)
5.8%
Wishlist  394 ?         Top-Rated  136 ?????         Master Runs  1 (M)
ColecoVision BEAT 4 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 9 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Saturn 8 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Game Gear BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
NES 7 (U) 3 (B) 2 (C) 16 Total
SNES 5 (U) 16 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
Nintendo 64 13 (U) 15 (B) 0 (C) 28 Total
GameCube 24 (U) 9 (B) 0 (C) 34 Total
Wii 19 (U) 26 (B) 4 (C) 50 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Wii U 13 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 21 Total
Wii U Downloads BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Nintendo Switch 31 (U) 12 (B) 2 (C) 45 Total
Switch Downloads C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Game Boy BEAT 11 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
Game Boy/Color 2 (U) 6 (B) 2 (C) 10 Total
Game Boy Advance 3 (U) 15 (B) 2 (C) 22 Total
Nintendo DS 8 (U) 17 (B) 1 (C) 27 Total
Nintendo 3DS 3 (U) 12 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
3DS Downloads BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Xbox 32 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 40 Total
Xbox 360 21 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 25 Total
PlayStation 21 (U) 6 (B) 1 (C) 28 Total
PlayStation 2 39 (U) 37 (B) 2 (C) 85 Total
PlayStation 3 78 (U) 49 (B) 3 (C) 133 Total
PlayStation 4 59 (U) 19 (B) 0 (C) 80 Total
PlayStation Network 6 (U) 15 (B) 1 (C) 24 Total
PlayStation Portable 9 (U) 11 (B) 0 (C) 20 Total
PlayStation Vita 6 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
Steam 5 (U) 11 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
GOG.com 49 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 55 Total
PC 14 (U) 30 (B) 28 (C) 77 Total
iOS C O M P L E T E ! 2 Total
Miscellaneous BEAT 1 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
All Games 956 Total
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about 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Bart: Okay, Homeboy, here's how you drive this thing. ( "crap box" in the other versions.)

Homer: Two, four, six, eight, you suck, I'm great, dah nah, dah nah, you are the one... I... hate!
about 3 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Hope you enjoy Persona 2! I know 4 and 5 are the most recognizable, but P2 is really a good game with tons of things to do and a really cool story. And when you get to THAT part, you'll love this game. You'll know which part I'm talking about.
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Couple of thangs:

1. Following along walkthroughs. Some RPGs are rahther linear and unless ya juss really wanna follow along the dialogue, ya can learn to get around the language barrier. Sometimes you'll get lucky, and there'll be transcripts. Shinin' Force Central has 'em and that's what I used to read along fer the Shinin' james.

2. Familiarity. I know the Phantasy Star games and Grandia 'nuff where I'd really no issue. I still had to follow along a walkthrough fer crucial parts (or somethin' like the shops in the Phantasy Stars), but most of the time it was no Biggie fries.

Truss me, it was much cheaper to get Shinin' Force III Scenarios 1-3 than the U.S. version of Scenario 1, pluss two extra scenarios! That's what inspired me to go fer it in the first place.

I dunno Japanese. I barely know basic katakana, but you can use that to understand nouns. It's also how you can know how things are pronounced, like Kine in Kirby being the symbols Ka-i-n, as an example.

Of course, if ya know how to do it, ya can save yerself the trubble and use translation patches. Nobody would blame ya, really.
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
[Butts in] Diiiid some body ask fer Saturn recommendations?!

I purdy much second what Lilith and Rarity said, but there are some others. Check me Saturn collection fer what ya can get, but be forewarned: they're all JP copies. Hey, it's much cheaper than US versions, possiblye still.
about 4 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
First of all, I recommend the Japanese/Model 2 controllers over the US/Model 1 controllers, as well as a save RAM cart. If you go this route, you'll want a mod chip. Mod chip is probably ideal, but Pro Action Replay is cheaper. I have heard of a guy here getting an ODE, but I have no experience with that, however I have heard it has some issues with some games. PAR also has issues with a few games, namely Panzer Dragoon Saga. Modchip has zero problems, from what I've seen. I do own PD Saga and the other rare games CIB, but I have burnt translations onto discs, like when I beat Linkle Liver Story.

I'll echo RE1 and Die Hard Arcade. Virtua Cop 1 and 2 I have not played, but I DO have lightguns and a CRT, and am just waiting to play those with my cousin once covid ends.

Guardian Heroes is very, very good. Fighters Megamix seems...ehhh, but I've never liked fighters, I don't even like Streets Fighter, Mortal Kombat, or Virtua Fighter.

I don't remember if it's Die Hard trilogy or Alien trilogy that corrupts save carts. I think it's Alien. I can't find anything about this, though.

All the Panzer Dragoon games are great, if you go the modchip route, play Saga, it's great. You may also like Shining the Holy Ark and Shining Wisdom.

Sonic Jam is a fun repackaging of the Sonic Genesis games, but they're actually remade for the Saturn.

Saturn Bomberman, and Saturn Bomberman Fight, though the latter is a Japanese game.

I liked Linkle Liver Story, one of the games that recently got a translation.

Grandia and the three Lunar games are getting translations soon, as is Symphony of the Night and SMT Soul Hackers. Also Princess Crown.

Astal is good and pretty.

If you like Outrun and Space Harrier, there are rereleases on the Sega Ages label in Japan.

House of the Dead 1, HotD is always a good time.

You might like NiGHTs. I personally don't really, but most people seem to.

[Link] I have most of the good games, same with Dreamcast. Also I have the translations on my wishlist.
about 4 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
about 4 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
It's an underrated little system. That said, I was mostly limited to whatever games my dad bought, and he'd buy a lot of stuff at complete random (but would mostly gravitate to sports games).

Some stuff I'd recommend:

- Dark Savior (spiritual sequel to Landstalker on the Genesis, has an intriguing "parallel" story system)
- Die Hard Arcade (great beat em up, very silly, lots of weapon variety)
- Die Hard Trilogy (one of my favourite games ever. It's 3 games in one. None of them have aged particularly well but it's over the top and hilarious as a whole)
- Virtua Cop 2 (even without a light gun, this is a fantastic on-rails shooter with surprisingly destructable environments for a game made in the 90s)
- Fighter's Megamix (great mash-up of Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers)
- Resident Evil (great version of the original that I grew up on, keeps the classic music and adds a new Battle Mode)

If you can somehow get your hands on these:

- Guardian Heroes (excellent beat-em-up from Treasure)
- Lunacy (very weird FMV game with an unsettling, oppressive, hopeless atmosphere)
- Panzer Dragoon (on-rails shooter similar to Star Fox)

I remember the Clockwork Knight games being half decent too. They're on my list of "wish I had a Saturn and a means to play retro consoles on a modern TV" games.
about 4 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
The soundtrack alone makes it worth a play for sure. There's a really funny hidden track if you put in a code that's basically a 10 minute skit about a guy checking his answering machine messages after a vacation and it ends tragically. All in all, it's very humourous and full of classic 90's edge.

I'd love to give it another try sometime but my dad's Saturn and copy of the game I used to play back as a teenager are long, long gone.
about 4 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
Now there's a title I haven't heard the name of in quite a while.

Stylistically, SCUD is great. I could never actually get anywhere in the game though because it's way too difficult even for me.
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Hahaha, nothing wrong with getting new games! Having a good flow going on with new ones coming in while tackling the ones you aready own sounds like the perfect gamer life to me.

I play about the same hours everyday because of my work/chore schedule so it's super easy (exactly two hours unless it's my days off, haha). I generally just rely on the in game clock though for the ones that have it.
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Yeah, there really isn't much room, huh? I can completely understand that. Reviews are something you always want to do the games justice that you're writing for. Having an incomplete thought written for one doesn't feel good, haha.

I hadn't done enough marathons to get burnt out yet, but I definitely know I wouldn't want to have a straight line of long RPGs all together without having a platformer or something action based on the side! At the moment, I have two marathons going on simultaneously and switch between the two. It's all mostly because of my attention span honestly, haha. I start losing focus without the variety, and when that happens I start playing the games poorly.

That is fantastic you've been able to get a good rhythm going with your finished games! It's always really exciting to find a system that works and getting through that backlog. For me, I always need at least two different games as well, and made a "day" system, so I count how many days I put into games which does wonders for my focus. Recording hours weirdly discourages me (no idea why) but doing it this way really pushes me to plug as much as I can into my games, and makes it feel like I'm making good progress in them regardless of what happens in gameplay.
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Aaaah, thankyou so much!

Yeah! I only really started doing marathons recently (or dedicating to one, since I attempted them before finding Backloggery and fizzled out early on since imma goof). I got inspired to once I saw someone else doing it, and now I can't stop they are really addicting, haha. It helps tackle pretty big series too, and experiencing it consecutively is pretty rad.

The Kingdom Hearts marathon is going to be crazy fun! I am really excited for it. My history with them is similar actually, and the final mix versions are absolutely worthwhile whenever you decide to revisit them!

Oooh, really? Oml, I am honored to hear that! I always feel like I'm rambling and not really saying anything useful in my reviews, lmao. I also for some reason lose all sense of what's left of my grammar when it comes to reviewing, so I never really knew if they were coherent, but at least it's fun. I hope to write one for every game in my library at some point. Can't wait to see any reviews that you'll do in the future!
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
It is my pleasure! Thankyou for the add back. Your game library is fantastic, haha. Best of luck on your backlog, and I'm excited to see your progress on the Zelda marathon!
about 7 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: November 13, 2010
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Heh I haven't gotten very far in it yet, but I'm intrigued! Been a while since I played a visual novel, so it's a refreshing change of pace lately.
about 7 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Super Paper Mario is such a goddamn good game

It needs a rerelease. Badly.

I'm not sure why people hated it, because it definitely has a great story, and the gameplay is fun. I guess cause it wasn't Thousand Year Door.
about 7 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
Me too. I'm somewhat astonished at how much more energy I have, and I've only been playing for 4 days. I'm sorta the tall, lanky, skinnyfat type.
about 7 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
I'm playing Ring Fit Adventure too! I'm on skill level 18 but might bump it up a bit.

The only thing really discouraging me from playing it is that I don't have a lot of room at the moment! I sorta need to rearrange my furniture because right now, as it stands, if I want to do the attacks that require you to lay down on the ground and kick, I need to move to another part of the room.
about 9 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
About Carrion.... well...

I loved it, I loved it, I LOVED it. Such a fun game with very interesting mechanics, great pixel art, good ambience, and the idea of controlling this lovecraftian-like creature is just delightful. And the ending is also great! But I won't spoil that, of course. I really hope you enjoy it!
about 9 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
A positive Memory Card is always a good idea! Keeping that throughout the year is a tough challenge, but well worth it in the long run. Playing mostly retro games helps when it comes to as those are mostly smaller games. But, recently, I've been dedicating one day of my week to going back and completing games. It's only a little, but its great to replay older games and helps move everything towards .

I'm glad to hear about Jade Empire! I will look into that whenever I beat KOTOR2.

KOTOR1 was easily the best Star Wars game I have ever played. Recently, I've cooled heavily on the Star Wars Universe, but the game is fantastic without the license. It's fairly black and white when it comes to its choices, but it is great to at least have some sort of choice. I can imagine it is much like Jade Empire, so if you want something different, then play Baldur's Gate. But, if you like Jade Empire and enjoy Star Wars, KOTOR is a must play!!
about 9 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Thanks for the add!

Love the cute avatar! You have quite the collection!

Curious to hear what you think about Jade Empire? I'm about to start KOTOR2, hopefully in August and I was looking at maybe picking up Jade Empire afterwards. I know they are both made by Bioware in the same engine, but Jade Empire has a setting that I'm much more interested in.
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