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Seultoria

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Re: Completion List 2017
« Reply #60 on: September 09, 2017, 11:00:25 PM »
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is the first non-Pokemon game I've beaten since I've beaten Persona 4 in 2012. Didn't realize that I've spent so little time gaming the past 5 years until now.

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Re: Completion List 2017
« Reply #61 on: September 15, 2017, 12:13:09 AM »
1. Fable II (17 hours)
2. The Legend of Heroes - Trails in the Sky (75 hours)
3. The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild (127 hours)
4. Shoot1Up (45 minutes)
5. FF IX  (45 hours)
6. Ys Origin (17 hours) - This series never misses.  At least not since the PSP era.
7. Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles - I'd thought this game was a bit easy... until I got to Dracula... particularly his 3rd form. Richter is awesome and I'm glad I finally finished the lead in to the greatest game in the series.
8. Suikoden (30 hours) - Can't believe I never gave this series a chance... straight on to Suikoden II...

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Re: Completion List 2017
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2017, 12:44:05 PM »
1. Rise of the Tomb Raider
2. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 2: Sisters Generation
3. Kingdom Hearts 2.8
4. Atelier Rorona
5. Atelier Totori
6. Atelier Meruru
7. Persona 5
8. Darksiders (Warmastered Edition)
9. Akiba's Beat
10. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 3: V Generation

11. Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies - Athena is best girl. Hands down. If I was a woman and into cosplay, she'd be my new go-to character. Love her design, love her story, and love her personality (okay, her personality is basically an ever-so-slightly less goofy Maya, but it works). This was also my first exposure to Apollo... kinda glad I didn't play his games.

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Re: Completion List 2017
« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2017, 02:20:53 PM »
1. Trails in the Sky SC
2. Final Fantasy XV
3. FFXV: Episode Gladiolus
4. NieR: Automata
5. FFXV: Episode Prompto

6. Trails in the Sky, the 3rd
This is gonna sound weird, but from a gameplay perspective, this might be my favorite Trails game so far.  I know, I know, Trails is played for the story and characters, but because 3rd runs the characters at such a high level (and equips them appropriately), there are such great opportunities for effective minmaxing and build variety.  It never got old, for me.  Not only that, but this game has 16 (SIXTEEN!) playable characters!  The amount of variety in party-building is intoxicating, and each character is unique.  The good news is, the final dungeon of the game requires the use of all 16 characters, so you'll be able to fully experience each one.
Some may complain about the dungeons all being "samey" and a lack of traditional exploration, but the game was SO GOOD in every other important area (customization, strategy, writing, music) that I really don't think it's a big complaint.  I basically can't think of anything I didn't like about Trails 3.

Final Score: 10/10

Up Next: finishing FFXII The Zodiac Age, then moving on to Tales of Xillia 2
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Re: Completion List 2017
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2017, 11:36:21 AM »
1) Lego Marvel Super Heroes
2) Tales o Graces f
3) Tales o' Xillia
4) Infamous 2
5) Tales o' Vesperia

6) Magna Carta 2 - Finished right around 35 hours in. Character levels were in the mid 60s (only grinded once, for a brief period).
Reviews couldn't have said it any better: This is a decent, competent RPG. It borrows heavily from several JRPG tropes, but it doesn't feel entirely unoriginal. Story is barely interesting enough. The characters are all OK by me, but there is no real character development, aside from Juto (the main character). There is a lot of back tracking, too. Can't tell you how many times the Mare sent me to the Undersea Tunnel. Unfortunately, fast travel isn't a thing until close to the end of the game. There were some side quests I could have finished up towards the end, but it would have required even more back tracking. No thanks.
What really saves the game is the battle system. It flows nicely, and pulling off high-damage chains is satisfying (although the animations for the strongest special attacks are WAY too long..). It's also pretty cool that each character has 2 fighting styles. I think if the battle system were crap, I wouldn't have bothered finishing the game. That being said, the game is rather easy overall. Only a handful of fights were truly challenging. Thankfully, it's not so easy that it gets boring.
Also, a lot of the music in the game is surprisingly good. Including the Abazet track I posted a while ago.

7) Modnation Racers - Finished the main game. The last race was surprisingly easy, compared to some that preceded it. I've unlocked the majority of goodies.
Overall, not a bad kart racer. Can't compete with the likes of MK, but it's decent. What really separates it is that you can make your own tracks. My son and I have a lot of fun with that.


My list is definitely smaller this year... I think it's because I played a lot of shorter games last year. I also didn't finish several games I'd started this year. I'm at least gonna try to finish Wild Arms 2 before this year is out.

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Re: Completion List 2017
« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2017, 10:04:07 AM »
1. Rise of the Tomb Raider
2. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 2: Sisters Generation
3. Kingdom Hearts 2.8
4. Atelier Rorona
5. Atelier Totori
6. Atelier Meruru
7. Persona 5
8. Darksiders (Warmastered Edition)
9. Akiba's Beat
10. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 3: V Generation
11. Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies

12. Ys I & II Chronicles + - Ugh. Ys I was a fine enough game if a little unintuitive. Had to consult a guide a few times, one because I didn't talk to a character the correct number of times. Ys II on the other hand was a nightmare of way too much backtracking, a few bosses that made the experience feel like a bullet hell shooter instead of an action RPG, and more of that unintuitiveness (though thankfully to a lesser degree) I did enjoy how the two games were tied together in the end, and the story definitely feels like it will inform the rest of the games even if they're not all directly related. So ultimately I'm hoping the suffering was worth it.

Plus now I've reached my goal of finishing 12 games before the end of the year. And the way things are going right now, that's probably all I'll be finishing this year.