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Sega Genesis Classics: Phantasy Star II
This soundtrack...

Updated about 6 hours ago

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Sega Genesis Classics
Playing through games chronologically (for the most part!)

Updated about 2 days ago

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Sega Genesis Classics: Galaxy Force II
Between this, Space Harrier II, and Super Thunder Blade, there sure are a lot of rail shooters in the early Genesis collection

Updated about 3 days ago

raritycatchme'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.
516 (U)
  456 Unplayed  
88.4% of Unfinished
31.9% of Total
36.1%
203 (B)
14.2%
712 (C)
49.8%
Wishlist  4 ?         Top-Rated  154 ?????         Master Runs  8 (M)
Xbox One 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Atari 2600 C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
NES BEAT 7 (B) 107 (C) 120 Total
Game Boy BEAT 2 (B) 24 (C) 28 Total
SNES 2 (U) 18 (B) 57 (C) 77 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 2 (U) 6 (B) 16 (C) 24 Total
Nintendo 64 1 (U) 10 (B) 28 (C) 42 Total
Saturn BEAT 1 (B) 10 (C) 11 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 2 (B) 5 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation 1 (U) 6 (B) 28 (C) 35 Total
PlayStation 2 2 (U) 4 (B) 27 (C) 35 Total
Game Boy Advance 2 (U) 2 (B) 12 (C) 16 Total
GameCube 9 (U) 2 (B) 13 (C) 36 Total
TurboGrafx-16 C O M P L E T E ! 2 Total
Nintendo DS 19 (U) 9 (B) 18 (C) 49 Total
Xbox 360 21 (U) 18 (B) 62 (C) 119 Total
XbxGoD 6 (U) 5 (B) 2 (C) 16 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 9 (U) 20 (B) 31 (C) 70 Total
XNA Indie Games BEAT 1 (B) 5 (C) 7 Total
Dreamcast 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
PlayStation Portable 2 (U) 3 (B) 11 (C) 18 Total
Wii 11 (U) 6 (B) 9 (C) 34 Total
WiiWare 1 (U) 0 (B) 5 (C) 6 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 2 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 8 Total
Nintendo 3DS C O M P L E T E ! 10 Total
3DS Downloads 4 (U) 14 (B) 28 (C) 50 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 2 (U) 1 (B) 16 (C) 39 Total
DSiWare 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
OUYA BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Wii U 3 (U) 3 (B) 6 (C) 12 Total
Wii U Downloads 4 (U) 5 (B) 8 (C) 25 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 14 (U) 12 (B) 24 (C) 72 Total
PlayStation 3 2 (U) 1 (B) 2 (C) 12 Total
PlayStation Network 1 (U) 1 (B) 4 (C) 8 Total
PSOne Classics 6 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 18 Total
PS2 Classics 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
GOG.com 178 (U) 5 (B) 63 (C) 270 Total
Steam 106 (U) 12 (B) 35 (C) 220 Total
PC 6 (U) 3 (B) 9 (C) 18 Total
Android C O M P L E T E ! 7 Total
Nintendo Switch 1 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Switch Downloads 63 (U) 14 (B) 18 (C) 134 Total
itch.io 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
Browser C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
PlayStation 4 BEAT 1 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Xbox One Downloads 22 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 32 Total
Miscellaneous 9 (U) 3 (B) 2 (C) 55 Total
All Games 1769 Total
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about 2 hours ago

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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
"This soundtrack..."

Is amazing!
about 6 hours ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Oh hey, someone else working through the whole sega collection!

I'm 11 games in - not going chronologically though, I've mixed them up be genre and am alternating for variety's sake!
about 12 hours ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Heh, I'm already beginning to wonder if I want to continue or not, myself. It's bad... but, I mean, if you think about the hardware they had to work with, it is a surprisingly faithful port in that regard. Claire's scenarios are completely absent, and the game covers most of the Leon A scenario. I'm still unsure if any bosses were left intact or not, but you do encounter lickers pretty early on. (and for some reason they make the same walking sound as dogs in the original RE2)

For how brutal the game seems at first, it gets a ton easier once you figure out how aiming works, (you can aim while running) and acquire the shotgun. The shotgun is close to game breaking, at least so far; each ammo pickup gives you a whole 25 shells to work with, so it pretty much becomes an action game at that point... which I don't mind, because that means it'll be over sooner.

Hey, I'm also going to be playing through the Genesis Phantasy Star games sometime this year! I hope I manage to get through all three of 'em.
about 23 hours ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Ahh.. Good ol' PSII. <3
about 1 day ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Turning 29 today. Just on the edge of the big 30.
about 2 days ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
I wish I could get into Phantasy Star :-(
about 2 days ago

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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
Way to go! Have fun with Phantasy Star II.
about 6 days ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Remember, the first time he does it, he shoots out his arms (if you time your jumps right, you can jump over the arms as he shoots them out, but I don't recommend this if you're already having trouble), so you should hit him probably once, then go to the other side of the screen (he should ideally come down close to the other side of the screen so that you have plenty of room), but the second time he comes down, he doesn't, so you can probably hit him twice.

I should probably pick up RE1 for Saturn again, it was pretty fun, especially cause I think the version of RE1 I had on PS1 was the Dual Shock version with the awful music, but obviously that's not a problem with the RetroPie, since I can just download the right version. The PS1 is pretty much the farthest I can go with the RetroPie, though, aside from handhelds (DS and PSP seem to run...okay, I guess, but Saturn and even 3DO run super slow, and N64 is very hit or miss). I have RE1.5 downloaded as well as the RE1 GBC port that I still need to try.

Yeah, even with my general dislike for Nintendo's practices, I've found myself playing the Switch more than I thought I would, simply because I can play games on it while watching streams or doing whatever else on my PC, since I only have one monitor. I'm still not planning on Nintendo Switch Online, though I suppose that may change if they're really getting more than NES stuff on it...but probably not unless it has more features than the RetroPie does. I mean, I could play with a guy from work if I did, as well as obviously people here for Smash/Mario Kart and Bayonetta 2.

I'm SUPER bummed that Capcom has seemed to ditch Alyson Court in Revelations 2 and the RE2 remake. I know Revelations 2 was due to a union thing, but I guess they just decided not to get her for RE2, maybe since they got a new VA for Leon? I dunno. You'd think it'd be a bigger project by far, but I don't really follow union strikes and stuff.
about 6 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Well, I checked it out, it looks fun. I'll add it to my wishlist.
about 7 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I don't see why not, they're still Resident Evil games, and I count stuff like Sonic Spinball (which someone did do last year), so I feel it wouldn't be fair if I didn't count RE spinoffs.

I've beaten the RE0 and REmake HD versions on PS4, but I do want to replay them on Steam with mods. Among other things, I have a Claire skin for Jill and Rebecca, a Wesker skin for Billy, original 1996 voice acting for REmake + original music, and an RE2 self destruct theme. SUPER looking forward to REmake 2, depending how much I love it, I might decide to get it again on Steam, or Switch if it somehow comes out on that. Speaking of Switch, I definitely am getting REmake and RE0 when they drop, and probably RE4...I'm actually not as big of a fan of 4 as I am of 1 and 2.

I was thinking of playing the Game.com version of RE2 as well, but what I played is just miserable and very obviously missing a ton of RE2 essentials, the biggest one being there is no Claire scenario, nor is there Ada or any of the other side characters. I started the N64 version, but....I'm not really liking its d pad, and trying to use the stick to move around is miserable, since I have always used the d pad on Dreamcast (my main version, before it was GCN)

Favorite RE girl...If we're talking heroines, definitely Claire Redfield. If we're talking villains, Alexia Ashford and Alex Wesker.

The final boss of Sonic 2 is pretty easy if you wait to attack him until he goes up and comes back down (he kneels after he does that), but that may take longer than jumping in between his spike hands, though it's definitely safer.

about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
wait... Titanfall 2 has a campaign? the first one was just an online battle arena with a pseudo story...
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sorry for the late reply)
Yeah, it seems I have the same problem with both Xenoblades, 1 and X. Sometimes I can play them for hours and days. And then - drop it for a long time. And I can agree with you about big games overall)
about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
It is the best authentic japanese 80's simulator that I've ever played.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
That is an interesting way to check some games you have a crave on, I must say. There are some games I've tried to replay, but they're either too long or too time consuming to play, like the .Hack GU series, which I completed once and never did again.
So yeah, maybe I can watch an LP or two and to play some short games, like Crash Bandicoot or Castlevania games, but I'll definitely try to focus on more new stuff for the time being.
about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
I enjoyed Legaia 2, but I didn't enjoy it as much as Legaia 1. I liked how it had a lot of world-building stuff and mechanics (i.e., cooking, crafting, nicknames) that were completely optional but fun to discover. I really wish that they would make a PS4 version that has sped up combat like Final Fantasy VII.
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
PS4 was my first PS as well! I've been trying to hunt down ways to play 2, but I just can't find a working Mega Drive to be able to play it on. That said, I remember enjoying it all the way up to I think where you go to a planet and at the very end you fight 3 mage like bosses. They started with an X. I rage quit there because they were just so so so so very annoying. My favourite arc was the Zio arc, so Laughter is my favourite track, hehe.

I was thinking about picking up that Shining Force game that's available for the 3DS. Have you heard about it? Or played it?
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: September 1, 2010
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
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
1st off, Happy New Year! Hope you reach your 2019 goals.

2nd, I like your idea. And I agree with Prophallus about doing your BL, your way. I currently haven't thought much of re-sorting my BL or anything like that, but it's a good idea to adopt should I change my mind.

I finally beat Catherine last week (my holiday time off from work and my tv shows on midseason break helped). What does the PS4 remaster offer in terms of added content?

My "current" 2019 gaming goals I hope to accomplish:

Beat/complete more, spend less on games. I practiced more self control last year than I did in 2017, but I want my count to be in the 245-225 range.

Continue and eventually finish my Saints Row Marathon (targeting at least May as the finish line, if I don't have much going on with other games). I'm currently on SR3 but took a hiatus due to a combination of playing other games in my rotation, personal life issues getting in the way, taking time away from doing much gaming, other hobbies, etc. I'm slowly getting back to normal, finding the time and having the itch to play games again, but I'm not "out of the woods" yet. I made some progress in my 3DS games but I plan to do some work on SR3 this week.

Buy an XBox One, PS4, or Switch (possible revision?), which ever drops in price 1st or is cheapest. I'll eventually own all 3, but I want a current gen console this year. I don't buy anything immediately on release anymore (last time I bought consoles on or shortly after release were the Dreamcast and Gamecube), and would rather play catch up when prices are cheaper, and good games are plentiful. I bought a 3DS 2 years ago, still have 360 games I don't own that I want to play (as well as some I do own, still un-played), etc. If the gaming industry goes to hell like I predict it will, with all the anti-consumer BS going on currently, I'll gladly skip next gen and just play everything released before then.

Buy a Sega Saturn. As big a fan of Sega as I was growing up and still am, never owned one. I played games like Sonic R, Bug!, Nights and Virtual On here and there when it was on display at retail stores back in the day, but always wanted one in my own home to play. I see a few every now and then at my local second-hand shop priced at around $30-40, but I never had the money to pick one up. Now, I hope to complete the trifecta of owning all 3 5th-generation consoles (I sold my PS and N64 years ago, but I'll own them again eventually too, lol).

GTA V
about 3 weeks ago

Badges
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I think it's a great idea. It helps hammer in the point that you can use your BL however you please. Go for it.
about 3 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
Thinking of doing something regarding my backlog sorting.

Essentially, I am thinking of listing games by their original system primarily (unless they are a significantly different port), and listing compilations as their own separate "game". Basically, if it's just an emulation that I can play on anything for convenience, I want to list it under its original system.

One reason for this is because I have a lot of "duplicate" games listed multiple times across several compilations.

For instance, I have 5 "copies" of Sonic the Hedgehog 2:

- the original Genesis cart
- Sonic Mega Collection (Gamecube)
- Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (XB360)
- Sega Genesis and Mega Drive Classics (Steam)
- Sega Genesis Classics (Switch)

I obviously don't plan on completing this game on 5 separate platforms.

What I would do is list each compilation as its own game (and mark it as Beaten or Complete once I've beaten all the games on it or completed the in-compilation challenges), and then list each individual game once on its original console, with notes stating what platform I actually played it on.

Mega Man games are another example. I own multiple copies of Mega Man Legacy Collection across various platforms, but I completed all the NES games on the original hardware ages ago. I don't really need 4 separate listings for each game especially if they're just going to be "nulled".

Other reasons I'm considering doing this:

- I tend to play games I own on different platforms. For instance, I completed Phantasy Star IV this past summer on my phone rather than on Steam where the game is listed.

- I'm not using Backloggery to track my "collection" as I'm not a collector

- I like having a "count" beside each system. I like being able to say I have completed a couple Amiga games rather than having them listed as "Steam" games, for example

I'm aware some changes are being made to the way duplicate games are listed, so I've got it planned out in a way that will make it easy to "snap back" to the "normal" way of listing games if the rules change significantly.

What do you all think? Is this a good idea? Or am I letting my perfectionism run amok again?
about 3 weeks 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
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sounds like you had quite the year. It seems as though you now know how to strategically take on 2019, so hopefully it is a better experience.

No surprise that Celeste is one of your favorites. I’m still glad that you made me buy the game.

Since you intend to play some SEGA Genesis stuff on Switch, I would highly recommend Dynamite Headdy. It is truly something special from the folks at Treasure. All of their retro titles are superb.
All the tired horses in the sun, how'm I supposed to get any riding done?