Together We Ride - 2017 Game Completion Thread

Discussion in 'Multi-Platform' started by Karkashan, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

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    This thread is for one very specific purpose; to keep track of all the games we complete during the year of 2017. Post the games you complete throughout the year and under the spoiler I'll do my best to have an up to date list of all the games you post in here. (up to date process will probably be once a week)

    Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
    Warioware, Inc.: Mega Microgames (3DS)
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge (DSiWare)
    Samurai Sword Destiny (3DS)
    DOOM (PC)
    Another Metroid II Remake (Fangame)
    Mega Man X (Wii U)
    Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge (DSiWare)
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (3DS)
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC)
    Uncharted 4 (PS4)
    Mega Man 2 (Wii U)
    Mega Man X (Wii U)
    Freedom Planet (Wii U)
    Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)
    Picross 3D Round 2 (3DS)
    King's Quest (PC)
    Trine (Wii U)
    Trine 2 (Wii U)

    What counts as a completed game? This is mostly open to personal judgement, but if you see a credits sequence more than likely I'll say you've beaten the game (fighting games being an exception due to their nature, however they can be completed if you beat a dedicated story mode and/or the arcade mode with all characters). Episodic games only count after you finish the last part of the game, although there are some exceptions to this. Certain expansions, spinoffs, or DLC's can count as their own game, but a lot of times I would prefer to stick them on as an addendum to the main game instead of their own thing (so that means if you've beaten the main game this year, let me know that you have so I can put the DLC being completed on the same entry as the main one).

    An asterisk * denotes a second+ playthrough (in the year of 2016). For example, if I beat Mega Man 5 in January 2017 and March 2017, I'd get the *, but if I beat it in December 2016 and March 2017 it would just be put up normally.

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  2. FriedShoes

    FriedShoes Money Modster Staff Member Moderator

    I'm aiming for the top this time!
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  3. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

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    Welp, I can safely say that the first game of 2017 has been completed - another playthrough done of Fire Emblem Awakening for the 3DS. This particular playthrough was one I recorded for my Youtube channel, as I've always kinda wanted my version of events, my choices and pairings, to be the ones present in a playthrough/series of videos.

    I'm glad I always made sure to grind the hell out of levels and stuff when listening to podcasts and things. It let me storm through chapter 16-26/Endgame in just a few hours.

    praisegrima
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  4. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    My first game of 2017 is Final Fantasy 15. I just beat the main story, but I do plan on continue playing for the side quests and such. That giant turtle isn't gonna kill itself now.
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  5. Superfakerbros

    Superfakerbros "OOOOHHHH NOOOOOOO!" Staff Member Moderator

    Finally got around to beating Freedom Planet (Wii U)

    You can definitely tell that the developers liked the Sonic games on the Genesis but it's still different enough to be it's own game. The game itself is decent but I personally wouldn't recommend it for full price. If you want it, I'd recommend waiting till it's on sale
  6. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I tried the game two seperate times and just can't get into it, not sure what it is.

    The last time I tried it was the level where you can select between three airships to destroy, but a glitch prevented me from leaving the boss room. I just didn't want to replay the whole level again so I quit.

    At least with bad games I can point to why I dislike them, not sure what my beef with this one is though.
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  7. Superfakerbros

    Superfakerbros "OOOOHHHH NOOOOOOO!" Staff Member Moderator

    I think it might be because the game itself doesn't have much of a hook and the levels can take a decent amount of time to beat. Like, I had to partially force myself to beat this game because it was in backlog for a while, alongside several other games I need to beat like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Darksiders II, Resident Evil HD, Fire Emblem Fates, Bloodborne, etc.
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  8. Jack Lovejoy

    Jack Lovejoy Active Member

    Freedom Planet 2 is coming out you know
  9. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Already got a second game completed - Warioware, Inc.: Mega Microgames (GBA).

    I had so much freakin' trouble with the last Jimmy stage, even moreso than the last Wario one.

    praisegrima
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  10. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    The other night I couldn't sleep so I started Shantae: Risky's Revenge until I feel asleep again. I just finished it. A lot more fun than I remember.

    Now I'm debating whether to pick up Half Genie Hero or to replay Pirate's Curse again. I'm also debating picking up the physical copy for the soundtrack but I'm not sure.

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  11. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    I've been meaning to finish this one for a while now. I had such a hard time with the Battle Tower the first time I played I put the game down for years, then when I came back I realized I never used my magic weapons... pretty much ever and so that made that 10,000 times easier.

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  12. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Yeah I remember the Battle Tower being stressful the first time I did it, but this time was no sweat.

    Those puff balls make the game easier.
  13. repomech

    repomech resident remnant robot relic

    My 2016, 10 year anniversary play through of Okami is going to count when I've completed it, dammit. Even though I started it in 2015...

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  14. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter when you started the playthrough, only when you finished it.

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  15. Jack Lovejoy

    Jack Lovejoy Active Member

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    I'm done playing La Tale Online. But since there is no real ending to the game like every other mmorpg, I am saying that I am over La Tale now. Its such a garbage and boring game with quests and storyline being very linear and nothing too special. The campaign gets so repetitive in its quests that I can't bear to see another minute of it. Its usually following, kill certain enemy, new equipment constantly, grind to get these items, etc. I can't even stop to talk about the controls, where they just feel so clunky and heavy that I feel as if my anime character is a mechanical shotacon doll, most likely because the movement is actually SERVER SIDED and thus also explains why my game lags more than Maplestory. The only redeemable thing out of this cumdumpster of a game is the music.
  16. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    I've now completed Shantae: Risky's Revenge for DSiWare. It was a fun game, if a bit short.

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  17. BobSilencieux

    BobSilencieux Well-Known Member

    First game completed in 2017 just missed getting into the 2016 thread: Picross 3D Round 2.

    It's a Picross game, what more is there to say? Oh, it was a bit easy; even on the hardest difficulty I got maximum points for every puzzle without breaking a sweat. 8/10.
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  18. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    Hey, actually now that I think about it, if you guys can also tell me what platform you beat your respective games on, I can have that little extra bit of data to crunch once 2017 comes to a close.

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  19. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

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    Finally beat Samurai Sword Destiny from the Nintendo 3DS eshop. Can't believe it took me so long to figure out how to beat the second to last boss.

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  20. BobSilencieux

    BobSilencieux Well-Known Member

    Picross 3D Round 2 was on 3DS.
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  21. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Final Fantasy XV was on PS4
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge was on the 3DS
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  22. sjmartin79

    sjmartin79 White Phoenix of the Crown

    I've never taken part in this before (though I complete a good number of games each year), so I thought New Year, I might as well keep track.
    Over the holidays, I beat Kings Quest 1 on Steam, and Trine 1 (Enchanted Edition) and Trine 2 (Director's Cut) on Wii U.
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  23. CitizenOfVerona

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    I decided to do Shantae and the Pirate's Curse after all. Just finished it on 3DS.

    Like Risky's Revenge, I think I like it more now. I remember having a ton of fun the first time but then never really feeling the need to replay it again like I did with Shovel Knight or some other indie games. Glad to see I still love the game.

    Next month/after Gravity Rush 2 I'll get Half Genie Hero.
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  24. Shoulder

    Shoulder Shouldy McShoulderface chippin' in

    I have stopped and started Trine 2 on a couple different occasions, and each time I do it's down to I cannot get past some puzzle. I love the game, but it can get frustrating at times with some of those puzzles. And the developers make it look all so easy as well.

    I'm just not that skilled at Trine, is all.
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  25. sjmartin79

    sjmartin79 White Phoenix of the Crown

    There were a couple places in Trine 1 and 2 that I was sure were created just to make people scream and pull their hair out. I had started and restarted both games multiple times, and at one point, I had to walk away from it for months, and just only recently came back.
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  26. Shoulder

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    Maybe it's time I finish what I started two years ago.
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  27. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Finished up Return to Castle Wolfenstein on Steam.

    I don't know what to think about this one. Those levels I enjoyed, I really enjoyed. The levels I hated were some of the most frustrating levels I've played in any game in a long time. There isn't enough health kits lying around and enemies are too accurate and strong to really make this a run-n-gun game imo. Sometimes I could sprint around a room and avoid some damage, but I'm not sure if I'm playing it wrong or if the developers just fucked up a bit.

    I had to play it on easy and I still died an insane amount. For how difficult it could be, some later levels were a breeze and the last boss was simple. I don't know...I want to love it but hot damn am I in a bad mood. Ninja Gaiden levels of bad mood.

    Maybe it's one of those games that get better on replays since you know where enemies are and all that, but I still argue that isn't a great thing

    @Shoulder is right though, the mini gun in this game is incredible.
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  28. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

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    Beat DOOM. Best way I can describe it is "fucking Metal".

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  29. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I'm slowly making this site Doom Enthusiast.
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  30. Karkashan

    Karkashan Well-Known Member

    And I've once more beaten the classic SNES game, Mega Man X.

    Hadoukens for the win.

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  31. Superfakerbros

    Superfakerbros "OOOOHHHH NOOOOOOO!" Staff Member Moderator

    Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)

    This game was great but I honestly found it to be a far easier experience than the previous one. Helps that I had more experience playing the game but only a handful of bosses gave me trouble. Granted, I was playing on the standard difficulty but the same difficulty gave me a bit of a tough time every now and again in the previous title. At the very least, the final boss was tough

    Here's to hoping SMT V is a good one
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  32. CitizenOfVerona

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    Kark mentioning Link's Awakening in the chat and mentioning Mega Man X here makes me want to play those games again.

    I think it's safe to say Mega Man X is my all time favorite. I'd have to play those Sigma stages again though.
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  33. sjmartin79

    sjmartin79 White Phoenix of the Crown

    I replayed and beat Link's Awakening (plus Oracle of Ages/Seasons) last year. All are totally worth another play through.
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  34. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    I grew up with Oracle of Seasons/Ages. I remember I have up at the last boss in Ages, which I never do.

    I since bought and beaten both on the eshop. Capcom just knew how to make a damn fine Zelda, I would love to see them do it again.
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  35. Karkashan

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    I gotta say, the Sigma stages were a lot easier to get through with the Hadouken. Made many of the rematch fights with the bosses a breeze.

    Although I did screw up with Rangda Bangda and killed the nose part before the last eyeball (was using its weakness, Sting Chameleon's weapon) and that made things waaaaay more complicated than they needed to be.

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  36. CitizenOfVerona

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    My childhood memories of X is that I had the Mega Man Xtreme GBC version. The spider boss in the first Sigma stage was a nightmare. I couldn't even tell you how many times it took me to beat that boss fight.

    Fast forward to college when I pick up the X collection and get to him again. Woof. To this day he still gives me a bit of trouble, I always need to start that fight with full health and at least on E tank.
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  37. Karkashan

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    Oh yeah, even with his weakness, the shotgun ice, he's a pain to fight in the GBC and SNES versions of that fight (he's a lot easier to predict in the PSP remake).

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  38. CitizenOfVerona

    CitizenOfVerona Spectacular Staff Member

    Uncharted 4 (PS4)

    I liked it a lot, more so than the other games perhaps. 1 was okay, 2 was a thrilling action romp, 3 was good and now 4 was just great.

    I think I liked it a lot more because of the characters. I really enjoyed Sam, and while I was worried at first about Nolan North and Troy Baker being in the same game, I actually really liked their banter and chemistry. I liked how they focused more on the dangers and consequence of Nathan's action. Also, I would 100% buy a game with Sam and Sully as the leads.

    In terms of set pieces, I think 2 is still king with the train level and such, but 4's was impressive just from the graphical fidelity on display. Holy fuck this game is disgustingly gorgeous. I'd hate to be an artist at Naughty Dog that's for sure.

    The thing that makes me the most happy though is the stealth system. Praise be to Grima they fixed the fucking stealth system and it's pretty damn great for a non-stealth focused game. It's now possible to stealth your way through encounters (not all mind you) and it's damn satisfying. Enemies don't spawn in from the ether when you get detected and it's even possible to lose line of sight with the enemies and then make them go into "search mode" while you continue to stealth kill. Enemies don't instantaneously spot you, they have a detection meter to fill, even then when it fills it's a "what was that" moment. I'm having trouble concealing my erection. Gives me hope that The Last of Us Part 2's stealth sections will be a vast improvement over the first game as well.

    So yeah, in terms of action and whatnot, I think 2 is still the best "popcorn" game, but in terms of the complete package, I think 4 might be my favorite. It was the most engaged I've been with this series and made me the happiest.

    Phew lad.
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  39. CitizenOfVerona

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    Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X

    I was feeling crappy after supper so I just lied in bed playing these two on the Wii U. Didn't take me long, all in all probably 3.5-4 hours combined.

    That awkward moment when you try to get the hadouken but forget to get the heart tank in Spark Mandrill's stage. Always forget that one and the E-tank in Armored Armadillo's stage.
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