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(U)
NSDL
Blaster Master Zero 3
Finally started playing this and already spent about 7 hours playing it. lol

Updated about 11 hours ago

I greatly enjoyed the first two, this'll probably be good as well. It's more of the same so far, which is exactly what I wanted.
(U)
Switch
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Yeah more Ace Attorney~ And a hard copy no less! About to start episode 5 of the first game.

Updated about 4 days ago

(B)
Steam
Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster
Party level 51, play time 26:22. Final party: Ninja, Black Belt, Devout, Magus. Defeated the Cloud of Darkness and saved the world! Achievements: 28 / 31 (90%)

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆★★★★ I enjoyed playing this one; the job system was pretty cool, only real gripe is that certain jobs stop being useful after a certain point. I think I would've loved this if I were able to play it as a kid, but it is what it is.
(B)
SNES
Final Fantasy 4: Playable Golbez Edition (Hack) Ownership: Other
Party lv 56ish, 20-something hours. This was a nice way to re-experience my probably favorite main Final Fantasy game.

Updated about 1 month ago

☆★★★★ Nice hack, liked some of the stuff they did; I honestly really appreciated making items and equipment easier to recognize. Some weird bugs sometimes but nothing game breaking. As for the main point of the hack, I think it was well done. Slight alterations to the story helped sell me the concept and I honestly think Golbez fits for the end game better then Edge; Edge's presence for the end always felt kinda off to me whereas with Golbez its like Cecil's family is right there with him to the end.
(B)
Switch
WarioWare: Get it Together!
Story didn't take terribly long to beat, but the main appeal will be the multiplayer and microgames anyhow.

Updated about 1 month ago

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Switch
Shin Megami Tensei 3 Nocturne HD Remaster
About to fight Matador, really need some demons that'll be good against him; probably going to have to grind for a bit...

Updated about 3 months ago

Feels like I'm seeing an old friend again. lol
(U)
Switch
Mario Golf Super Rush

Updated about 4 months ago

(-)
Steam
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Why are we still here? Just to suffer? Still trucking through, 85% completion rate. Null for duplication. Achievements: 38 / 42 (90%)

Updated about 4 months ago

☆★★★★ It's difficult to recommend this game; I've had a lot of fun with it, but there are quite a few of problems with it. The story is pretty weak as far as Metal Gear games go and the ending just kind of comes out of nowhere. It's fun as hell to play though, just about anything you can think of is a legitimate strategy and you can approach just about every mission however you want. I don't really like the forced online component, but it's not very in your face about it either so it's acceptable.
(B)
Switch
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: Bowser's Fury
This is a collect-a-thon style Mario, but with the 3D World power ups and mechanics. Beat up Bowser, have 50/100 Shines so far.

Updated about 8 months ago

Gotta say, that big bad dark Bowser is one badass dude.
(U)
Switch
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: Super Mario 3D World
Never did finish this on the Wii U; giving this one a go. Seems good so far.

Updated about 8 months ago

One less reason to own a Wii U... lmao
(U)
Switch
Astral Chain
Finally getting around to trying this; it's solid so far. Started file 4.

Updated about 9 months ago

(B)
Steam
Devil May Cry 5: Vergil
Beat Devil Hunter, Son of Sparda, and Dante Must Die difficulty, having an absolute blast.

Updated about 10 months ago

I AM THE STORM THAT IS APPROACHING, PROVOKING BLACK CLOUDS IN ISOLATION.
(B)
Steam
Devil May Cry 5
Beat on Heaven and Hell difficulty, just playing it for fun. Achievements: 44 / 55 (80%)

Updated about 10 months ago

soniti254'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.
440 (U)
  183 Unplayed  
41.6% of Unfinished
23.4% of Total
56.3%
211 (B)
27%
130 (C)
16.6%
Wishlist  3 ?         Top-Rated  54 ?????         Master Runs  1 (M)
Genesis / Mega Drive 14 (U) 7 (B) 10 (C) 32 Total
Saturn 3 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Dreamcast 9 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
NES 10 (U) 0 (B) 5 (C) 20 Total
SNES 7 (U) 5 (B) 9 (C) 30 Total
Nintendo 64 6 (U) 7 (B) 6 (C) 19 Total
GameCube 18 (U) 20 (B) 11 (C) 59 Total
Wii 10 (U) 10 (B) 5 (C) 34 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 12 (U) 5 (B) 2 (C) 25 Total
WiiWare 6 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Wii U 9 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 19 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Wii U Downloads 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Nintendo Switch 25 (U) 11 (B) 2 (C) 56 Total
Switch Downloads 3 (U) 2 (B) 3 (C) 21 Total
Game Boy 1 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
Game Boy/Color 4 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Game Boy Advance 4 (U) 5 (B) 12 (C) 23 Total
Nintendo DS 7 (U) 6 (B) 16 (C) 41 Total
DSiWare 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Nintendo 3DS 7 (U) 13 (B) 2 (C) 22 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 5 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 11 Total
3DS Downloads 9 (U) 0 (B) 6 (C) 21 Total
PlayStation 9 (U) 6 (B) 4 (C) 20 Total
PlayStation 2 28 (U) 14 (B) 12 (C) 60 Total
PlayStation 3 33 (U) 29 (B) 9 (C) 101 Total
PlayStation Portable 12 (U) 8 (B) 4 (C) 25 Total
PlayStation Network 4 (U) 7 (B) 1 (C) 15 Total
PSOne Classics 6 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
Xbox 8 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
PC 4 (U) 1 (B) 2 (C) 12 Total
Steam 119 (U) 25 (B) 3 (C) 205 Total
GOG.com 38 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 48 Total
Battle.Net 1 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 5 Total
All Games 1010 Total
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about 2 months ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Thanks! I was actually aware of it this time! ...even if I didn't really play any games, but I worked on some new avatars, so that almost counts.
about 1 year ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Thanks! Looks like everyone noticed, but me...
about 2 years ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Apparently, the dude composed EVERYTHING for SEGA, and did a lot of work for Nihon Falcom, and that's a damn respectable pedigree! As for Ms. Shimomura, she composed that song that goes with everything, so her cred is solid; I don't even hold Kingdom Hearts against her.
about 2 years ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Thanks! Despite the fact that my page looks like a fucking ghost town, I was spending it with video games. Those 200+ soundtracks (yeah, so I found some FM versions of SMS soundtracks, and I remembered that they're neat to listen to in the Winter) that I panic-grabbed was something I worked on quite a bit, knocking out all 7 of my Game Gear soundtracks. Ninja Gaiden and Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible were total busts, but I have a nice selection from Aleste 1 & 2, Shinobi 1 & 2, and Sylvan Tale. The Alestes sound almost like something Kemco would've put out on the NES, but after mountains of cocaine, and while listening to the Shinobis, I had this moment of, "Sounds kinda like Legacy of the Wizard... Wait... Is this composed by Yuzo fucking Koshiro!?" And sure enough, it was. I'm really starting to gain an appreciation for his work lately; his and Yoko Shimomura's.

That and I did a dumb thing. So, if you've been stalking me on Steam, you might've noticed that I very briefly played something called World of Islands. It's a really neat premise: explore different islands searching for treasure in a JRPG setting. It's like a dream come true! ...aaaand it was really unfinished. So uh... I uh... kinda... offeredmyservicesasawriterandheaccepted. So, I did the thing, and now, I'm writing a script for it. I'm excited for what it could be, and I hope that it gets off the ground.
about 2 years ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Wow, we've been doing this for 8 years already? What the heck?
about 3 years ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
People get so pissy about voice acting, too; I guess it's just because I'm a dinosaur that cut my teeth on the likes of Dragon Warrior that had A SEPARATE FUCKING COMMAND FOR GOING UP AND DOWN STAIRS MY FUCKING GOD WHY. Reading is no big deal to me. Granted, I'm a video game player; don't turn my experience into a fucking visual novel or I'd buy an actual novel and print out some anime titties to use as a bookmark. Well yeah, but I didn't expect them to actually acknowledge it; I just thought that was something that fans joked about... shit, those are the same thing these days, aren't they?

I was thorough, too, but sometimes, you have to just leap into the fucking aether to find a gem or something (the volcanic area comes to mind), so I didn't always get every single thing my first try, or I didn't grind up to buy better shit before taking on a quest, and that often screwed me over. Dulan was basically always a pain in the ass, and Garland was a real cocksucker until I gained a few more levels. And you know me: I'm not one to run from a fight, so I shouldn't have been underleveled, especially after how damn much time I spent grinding in the Eldam Mountains. Even then, after the grind of just a level or 2, it was like someone flipped the switch into a different difficulty mode altogether, but I checked, and I was still playing on Normal. Cool; I have you marked down.
about 3 years ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Well, that's good to know that it isn't just me. I mean, it doesn't really matter; I can take or leave voice acting in damn near anything, especially if I'm just playing by myself. When I play with my lady, I read all of the dialogue aloud, and if the cast is too large, sometimes, I can't even remember what the fuck voice I gave any given character. I mean, if it were Ys, Dogi would always have the Kool-Aid Man's voice - that's a given - but some of the more generic characters tend to get lost in the shuffle. I love how they played that up in Oath in Felghana, too; in the ending, he even says, "Hey, you're bustin' my walls!" Guess I'm not the only one who made that joke that that's all he ever does.

Yeah, he's the final boss; Garland and Gildas were bigger dicks, I though. Oh, and Dulan; Dulan sucked, too. Most of the others were "FUCK; this is IMPOSSIBLE" *finds a sword she missed* "Fuck; this is easy." I imagine I'll like the others; I might even like them more, because I don't have an original to which to compare them. It's probably going to be quite some time until I get to my GOG stockpile, unless they turn up in one of my lightning rounds.
about 3 years ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
It's really only the bosses, and most of them are okay, if you have everything that you possibly can up to that point. Well, or reasonably can; you can technically have the banded shit before you fight Dulan the first time, but you'd have to be crazier than I am to grind that much. I'm not sure which version you played, but the GOG version doesn't give you the ability to change the soundtrack. Not sure which version the top reviewer on GOG played, either, since s/he talks about the voice acting, which doesn't even exist. I've scoured the configuration files about 5 times, and I couldn't find options for either of those things. I can change Elena's outfit, though. That said, every song is in a folder named Music in .ogg format, so all I'd have to do is rip the remainder of whichever soundtracks I wanted, reformat them to .ogg, loop them properly, and toss them in there, and I could do the same thing - even mix and match soundtracks - and I could probably bang that out in a single afternoon, if I felt so inclined.

I did enjoy it overall, even if Galbalan was nothing more than a series of progressively louder "Oh COME on!"s; that final phase was ridiculous. I started with that one, because I've played Ys 3 on the SNES so damn many times that while playing Oath in Felghana, I consciously remembered things like, "Oh, this line was translated just a little differently." I wasn't sure I'd like any of them, so I stuck with familiarity, so I knew very approximately what I was getting myself into. I'll get to them sooner or later.
about 3 years ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Well, I didn't expect to like it much going in, because I'd only seen the PSP version, which has a total polygon count of, like 2; damn thing looks like it stumbled half-drunk out of an N64 or something. Didn't really like the game much, and almost just stopped fucking playing altogether while I was fighting Dulan. Once I got to the Ilvern Ruins, I started to enjoy myself. It's really damn unforgiving as far as missing things; miss one thing and you're FUCKED, but find that thing and impossible boss fights turn into an absolute joke. Visually, it isn't as good as the original, and the music... *sigh* It's not as "shred master on cocaine" as some of the Ys remakes I've heard, but it does get a little silly in some of the tracks, like how Eldam Mountains is a 1980s Monster Ballad, for some reason.

All that said, the combat is solid and not as loose as in the original. They got rid of those stupid rings and put in some useful magic, too, so that's a plus. Though apocryphal as all hell, the story is fleshed out in a way that doesn't feel out of place. Overall, I like it so far, even if the boss fights can be absolutely torturous with some of the shit they pull. They did also do a good job of conveying how fucking weird the monster design was in the original; that's not always easy to convey in 3 dimensions. Oh! And I love how the characters and enemies are low-grade rendered sprites, like they just fell out of SaGa Frontier; maybe not cutting edge, but I love that aesthetic, but I do also adore SaGa Frontier. The environments are nice, too; Ilvern Ruins is drop-dead gorgeous, even if it's completely different from the original. I do also have Ys Origin and... whatever Ys 6 was (Ark of Napishtim or something?), so I'll play those at some point, too.
about 3 years ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Thanks! I hated the combat system in 1, 2, and 4, so as much as I otherwise like the games and their protagonist, I've been hesitant toward the others for a very long time. Doesn't help that 5 has an attack button, but is the QUINTESSENTIAL 5/10 game; EXTREMELY mediocre. That and Oath in Felghana looks so bland, colorless, and low-poly, so I wasn't really interested in it, but it's familiar, and it was cheap as hell when I picked it up. I do also have Origin and Ark of Napishtim, so I'm going to try them, regardless. If that goes well, maybe even 7 and 8, but I don't own those yet.
What is a backlog? Just a miserable little pile of games!