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Title: Completion List 2019
Post by: Rucks on January 18, 2019, 05:55:20 PM
I have not completed any games in 2019. But someone, somewhere has.  This is as good a spot as any to mark them down.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Der Jermeister on January 18, 2019, 06:24:18 PM
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PlayStation 3)
God Eater Resurrection
Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Monsoon on January 18, 2019, 06:49:30 PM
Final 2018 list:

1. OFF
2. Chroma Squad
3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
4. Batman: The Telltale Series
5. Monster Hunter World
6. Batman: The Enemy Within
7. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
8. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
9. Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
11. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
12. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
13. Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
14. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete
15. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
16. Pokemon Moon
17. Pokemon Black
18. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
19. Suikoden II
20. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
21. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
22. Mega Man 11
23. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
24. Mega Man X
25. Pokemon Soul Silver
26. 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

2019 list:

1. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix

I didn't finish all of my 2018 gaming goals, but I did replay a bunch of Zeldas and finally got around to Suikoden II, so I'll call it a decent year for the ol' backlog.  On to 2019! 
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Gregosa on February 08, 2019, 09:29:14 PM
Started the new year by beating Lego the Hobbit. I liked that it took some gameplay and design ques from the lotr entry. A shame the remainder of the story wasn't included in the game. I also had some difficulty differentiating between some of the dwarves.

Did another run of Fire Emblem Awakening. Paired the avatar with Cordelia this time.

This week I played through Lego Star Wars Complete. My favourite level from the prequels was droid factory and as for the original trilogy it would be the duel against Darth Vader.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Ramza on February 08, 2019, 11:25:17 PM
So far in 2019 I've beaten the Dusk trilogy: Ateliers Ayesha, Escha&Logy, Shallie. All "Plus" versions (Vita).

Not sure what will come next. Probably Octopath.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Arvis on February 11, 2019, 11:43:28 AM
So far in 2019 I've beaten the Dusk trilogy: Ateliers Ayesha, Escha&Logy, Shallie. All "Plus" versions (Vita).

Not sure what will come next. Probably Octopath.

And here I was just thinking that maybe I should TRY Atelier Rorona again.  IDK.  I have a hard time with anime games. '^__^

Octopath is an excellent choice, my man.  Please do so.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Gregosa on March 02, 2019, 07:16:51 PM
Beat South Park the Stick of Truth this Saturday afternoon. This game was fanservice done right as I was overloaded with memorable references to the show. Some of the abilities you could pull off were cool and the same goes for your party members. As a con I'd say I had difficulty with some of the quick time events especially the Simon says minigames on the spaceship. Also visiting Canada was cool as they made my home country look like an 8-bit rpg.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Arvis on March 08, 2019, 04:24:40 PM
1. Octopath Traveler

Well.  That was an RPG.

I don't know if I can say anything about this game that hasn't already been repeated ad nauseum over the last 6 months.  So I'll just say this:
- GOAT soundtrack
- GOAT visuals
- Incredibly fun gameplay
I absolutely adored every minute of the 102 hours I put into this game.  The characters are well-realized and fun, the travel banter between them is really quite fantastic.  And I just couldn't get enough of the towns and NPC interactions.  Every new town felt like a treasure: new HD2D vistas to drool over and a ton more NPCs to talk to, barter with, recruit, etc.  Brilliant concepts with brilliant execution.

The only criticisms I have is that it could have used EVEN MOAR job classes with better balance (instead of "here are some post-game jobs that are a million times better than what you've been using for 60 hours") and the overall plot.
Now, the plot isn't bad, it's just very small.  Each character chapter was incredibly well written and compelling, they were all just very very short.  Interesting characters would be introduced, and then gone in 30-60 minutes, never to be seen (in the main plot) again.  And as fantastically-written as the Travel Banter was, it was incredibly sparse, especially when compared to other $60 RPGs like Dragon Quest XI.  This kind of inter-character dialogue is far more essential to character building and making emotional connections with your cast than the main plot points are, so Octopath could have used quite a lot more of it.  Still, what we had, I loved.

Final Score: 9/10

Up Next: Dragon Quest XI
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Monsoon on March 22, 2019, 12:15:52 AM
1. Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix
2. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
3. Kirby: Planet Robobot
4. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
5. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
6. Timespinner
7. Devil May Cry 5
8. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Feel pretty good about what I've played so far on the year!  Standouts so far are Timespinner and DMC5 (both of which I adored), and don't feel bad about any of these really.  I didn't love Kingdom Hearts (no surprises there), but I'm particularly glad I finally crossed that one off my list after giving up on my first playthrough 15+ years ago. 

Up next: I'm near the end of Super Mario World (having this unplayed is one of my greatest gaming shames), which I'm playing on a SNES Classic.  I'm also about 15-20 hours into Octopath Traveler (finished 8 Chapter 1's and 1 Chapter 2), about halfway through a replay of Ys: The Oath in Felghana, and BARELY started The Last Guardian.  Want to have all four of those done by the end of April. 
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Frostillicus on April 05, 2019, 09:20:31 AM
1) Megadimension Neptunia VII – FINALLY took out the brainwashed CPUs, after grinding about 10 levels or so (after I said doing exactly so wouldn’t work). I was still lucky, in the sense that they didn’t use too many specials. They probably still would have wiped me out had they spammed them. I went on to finish the game, which was a cakewalk in comparison to that battle.
Overall, a decent, but repetitive RPG. Almost too much micromanaging. The battles are well animated, and can be fun. I don’t know anything about the series itself, so I assume I would have enjoyed the story more had that been the case...

2) Infamous: Second Son – The best Infamous yet, even if the main character is near-insufferable. The controls feel a bit wonky, but it was easy enough to become acclimated. Neon power is my favorite. I had fun.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Ramza on April 07, 2019, 01:16:34 PM
So far in 2019 I've beaten the Dusk trilogy: Ateliers Ayesha, Escha&Logy, Shallie. All "Plus" versions (Vita).

Not sure what will come next. Probably Octopath.

And here I was just thinking that maybe I should TRY Atelier Rorona again.  IDK.  I have a hard time with anime games. '^__^

Octopath is an excellent choice, my man.  Please do so.

Yeah, you were totally right about Octopath. I went in HARD and it blew my mind. I'm pretty sure I did ... ALL the things. But with rumors of a PC port coming, I may end up doing it all again. Because it was that good.

Meanwhile, I've also sunk a stupid amount of time into Langrisser Mobile (mostly for the "Time Rift" mode where I'm playing officially localized versions of Langrisser I, II/Der, and III campaigns ... and word is they're working on IV and V).

I also cleared Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, and I just DL'ed "Episode Ardyn" for FFXV, hoping it makes for a decent farewell to a game I loved more than most people seemed to.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Gregosa on April 07, 2019, 03:13:32 PM
Beat South Park the Fractured but Whole today.

I'm probably in the minority but I think I enjoyed this one more than the stick of Truth. While the combat felt slower than SOT I was really surprised the game had grid based battles and many characters made good use of this approach. Some of my favourite characters to use include Jimmy and Wendy. I don't seem to get why some reviewers said the game wasn't as funny as the first since I found a lot to laugh at such as the drunk Randy Marsh boss battles and spotting microaggressions. Other stuff I liked about the game were the fart abilities, puzzles and the fact the town of South Park felt bigger.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Rucks on April 10, 2019, 06:17:27 PM
1 Xanadu Next

that is all

pathetic
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Arvis on April 12, 2019, 10:16:27 AM
What the heck have you been DOING with your life, [member=5235]Rucks[/member] ??

Glad you loved Octopath, [member=17]Ramza[/member] .  I'm still stuck between it and DQXI for my 2018 GOTY.  I'm extremely curious about this "port" rumor, as well as the mobile prequel we've been teased with.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Rucks on April 23, 2019, 12:48:14 AM
1 Xanadu Next

that is all

pathetic

just beat Bioshock.  VERY good FPS (though, outside of the Halo series my experience in that genre is limited).
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Arvis on April 24, 2019, 01:51:09 PM
1. Octopath Traveler

2. The Witness

It isn't an RPG, but this is a Completion List and Wife and I just completed this last night.  And I have to say, beating this game without a guide is one of my proudest gaming moments.  This is an intensely difficult puzzle game that doesn't explain anything to the player.  Rather, it gives you information through trial and error, allowing you to solve its puzzles completely under your own brain power.  Each new set of puzzles or rules brings with it small epiphanies; realizations that things aren't what you thought or what they were previously.  And it culminates in one of the craziest "ah ha!" moments I've ever had in gaming, when the setting and mechanics of the game are suddenly opened up to the player in a way never before conceived, even though nothing within the game has itself changed.  Only the player's perspective has changed.  And that's what The Witness is really all about.

As is usual for Jonathan Blow, the designer of this game, essentially none of the story potential of the game world is realized.  Everything begins ambiguously, becomes more interesting but no more clear as you play, then ends ambiguously.  Frustrating?  Yes.  Pretentious?  Yes.  But even that is by design; The Witness uses your frustration with its ending as a roadblock to its "true" ending.  If you overcome your feelings and assumptions, the game rewards you.  It's still not wholly satisfying, but it is undeniably fascinating.

I honestly can't recommend this game enough, even moreso as a multiplayer venture.  The game presents itself as essentially the biggest, longest escape room ever devised, so it's far better with more than one person playing it at once.  But even if you do the whole thing by yourself, you'll come away feeling incredibly proud of yourself, as long as you persevere.

Final Score: 9/10
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Arvis on April 29, 2019, 02:10:35 PM
1. Octopath Traveler
2. The Witness

3. Super Mario Bros.
Wife and I used our Sunday to start and finish this while enjoying paleo-compliant pizza.  Played and beat every level, no warping, and rescued the Princess (thank you, save states).  Dis game hard.  If I had to guess I would say we would have needed around 25 lives, all told.

Final Score: ??/??
For real, how do you score SMB?  No idea.  It's great.  And old.  And wonky.  And feels weird with any non-NES controller.  But still amazing.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Gregosa on May 10, 2019, 11:18:38 PM
I got the normal ending in Wargroove today. Will attempt to get the best possible ending in the future. For now I can say I was very pleased with the game. I felt it really filled my Advance Wars void since there hasn't been an entry in that series for 11 years. Most of the units were basically equivalents from AW but a lot of them were quite balanced. Rangers, for example I found to be an improvement over artillery as they could move and attack as well as target aerial units. Regarding other gameplay elements I liked the fact fortifications had hp, commanders could participate in battle and some of the grooves were quite original. Solid turn based strategy through and through.

As an extra note I'd say the review on this site was spot on!
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Rucks on May 12, 2019, 11:32:17 PM
1 Xanadu Next
2 Bioshock
3 Beyond Good and Evil - fantastic (and very short) little gem. Great lead character and setting in an interesting world. Lots of puzzles.  Though the storyline was a bit confusing in the end.  All in all good times.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Arvis on May 13, 2019, 04:35:37 PM
That reminds me that the BG&E sequel has, unsurprisingly, disappeared from the video game cognoscenti.  The overwhelmingly negative response to what was revealed about it years ago really did my heart good.

More of BG&E 1, though, would be nothing but good.  I've only been low-key hoping for it for like two decades now.
Title: Re: Completion List 2019
Post by: Gregosa on June 29, 2019, 10:31:29 PM
Played through Trine 2 again this weekend. I've beaten the base game a couple times but now I've completed Goblin Menace which I picked up for super cheap at Steam's Summer sale. This is one series I've been trying to convince some of my friends to get into.

This game along with its predecessor is the puzzle-platformer genre at its best. The base game is a great experience yet I found Goblin Menace to have a superb amount of creativity and variety despite boasting about half the levels. Either cloudy isles or belly of the beast stand as my favourite level in this expansion.