GameTok with Lok: Talk amongst yourselves while I stare at my backlog

#1LokarinPosted 8/5/2014 7:11:29 PMmessage detail
I only have a few big budget titles left to hit, notably Resident Evil 4.

But, I also want to finally finish the Genesis RPGs, plus I didn't realize Super Mario 3D World had so much extra content - I just won and turned it off.

I never actually finished FF12, I'm at my third Rafflesia clear. Plus there's the chunk of free or heavily discounted games I got during the Summer Sale... last year.

And finally, OoT Master Quest, Etrian Odyssey 4 post-game, Fire Emblem Awakening (and Sacred Stones - unopened) as well as Pikmin 3. (Also SMT4, which I'm about half through)

So, IDK what I want to do. I could do reviews or long plays (or a short play if I were to be non-candid)... or, like, actually play one of them.
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#2Lokarin(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2014 12:20:48 PMmessage detail
I'm just going to do "Installed" games. I'm reasonably sure that anything that's not installed is already cleared, bad, or I got for free and I didn't know I had it.

I have a separate installation folder for games tagged as "AStats", games with very high numbers of achievements, which I won't include here (otherwise I'd be playing 1000 hours of Age of Empires 2 and never getting anything cleared)

#1 on the list?

8BitBoy

The Promise: Classic NES hard 8bit platforming. Gee, I wonder where I heard this before
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#3MilleydPosted 8/6/2014 12:22:35 PMmessage detail
Genesis RPGs? Play Phantasy Star IV, the best RPG ever made. Or Phantasy Star II, if you can deal with long confusing samey dungeons.
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#4AshphantomPosted 8/6/2014 12:22:43 PMmessage detail
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#5TheSlinjaPosted 8/6/2014 12:25:30 PMmessage detail
I too have amassed a backlog recently and it feels kinda weird since when I was a kid I only ever had 2 or 3 games available to me at a time
ugh too many to play, all while replaying old games too
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#6AllstarSniper32Posted 8/6/2014 12:33:58 PMmessage detail
Lokarin posted...
The Promise: Classic NES hard 8bit platforming. Gee, I wonder where I heard this before


I'm glad that this line doesn't affect me. I like some 8-bit games, but this isn't going to make me buy a game.
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#7Lokarin(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2014 12:43:47 PMmessage detail
It used to affect me... except none of these people know why NES hard was hard in the first place.

The title music sounds like it was made in Dezaemon... which isn't inherently bad - it is a forced NES limitation., but it's not particularly a good song.
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#8ZarethPosted 8/6/2014 12:50:19 PMmessage detail
NES hard usually comes from poor controls and bad checkpointing.
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#9Raganork10Posted 8/6/2014 12:51:26 PMmessage detail
Milleyd posted...
Genesis RPGs? Play Phantasy Star IV, the best RPG ever made. Or Phantasy Star II, if you can deal with long confusing samey dungeons.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MIKIe23LWdA
#10Lokarin(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2014 1:10:01 PMmessage detail
Well, 8BitBoy is a mixed bag.

On the one hand it has some fair level design with hidden secrets both obvious and obtuse, but the controls aren't as smooth as I would have liked, the char loses most momentum when you stop pressing an arrow so it can be weird to land precision jumps. Also, headbonking the bricks above you is sometimes weird since the char occupies 2 bricks worth of tiles, so it's hard to know which one you'll actually bonk. This is a notable problem in 1-3 as to get out of one of the pits you need to bonk a not normally bonkable brick type to reveal a spring.

Other than that, the visuals are pretty fair, the use of a sand colour for bricks, plus largely brown bricks for the castles makes for a nice neutral colouring scheme - easy to hide sandy blocks amongst the normal brick without it being obscure.

Ehhhhh........ 6/10

Ok, Already did ARES and the Aaaaaaahhhhh games. Ace of Spades is unplayable solo, Adventures of Shuggy is done, Altitude is fun... AVGN adventures is unfinished.

AVGN Adventures

The Promise: Classic NES hard 8bit platforming. Gee, I wonder where I heard this before
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