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Title: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: DarkKanti on October 06, 2006, 02:09:46 AM
And what did you think of them?

I just got through Enchanted Arms for the 360.  With my busy schedule it took me weeks to put in the 40 hours needed to beat the game, but I finally did, and I have to say despite the mediocre reviews, I really enjoyed it.  The battle system is unique and fun, so fighting never becomes a chore.  The boss battles are all fairly innovative and make you use your mind more than your characters strength.  

The downside was that most of the dialogue was fairly lame.  And they seemed to get lazy with most of the names.  The Queen of Ice, The Emperor of Fire, and the Lord of Earth were three of the major bosses' names.  Most non-main characters don't get names at all.  There's boy, the giggling man, the leader of the resistance...  The list goes on!

All in all the good outweighs the bad, as the game is incredibly fun and addictive.   :)
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Kurier on October 06, 2006, 06:44:20 AM
Star fox command: This game at first seemed like a let down. 9 levels until you first beat the game. Then, you are thrown the "Key of Destiny". Suddenly, 9 new ways to beat the game are revealed (9 endings x 9 levels each = 81 missions). This game is addictive, and easy to play. Dog fighting with friends is the best. Strike up another hit for the DS
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: DarkKanti on November 01, 2006, 12:58:42 AM
Marvel Ultimate Alliance is effin sweet.  The gameplay is taken straight out of the X Men Legends games and perfected.  There are more characters, more villains, and all around more fun.  If you have a 360 I highly recommend picking this up.
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Post by: AnimeGenesis on November 01, 2006, 03:53:04 PM
Resident Evil 1 (remake)- I love this game, the enchanted game cube graphics give this game much more atmosphere and charm. Although i had to get used to leaving items in boxes, as in Resident Evil Zero you could leave the items anywhere on the map. The bosses were great (especially Neptune, just for the absolutely evil way you can kill him, muhaha), although i felt the final boss in RE0 was harder.

Gotta replay Jill's game now. Want to get the extra costumes for her
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: sevenzig on November 01, 2006, 06:28:15 PM
Actually, I just purchased the original Halo.

All I remember is that the Library on Legendary took me 3 days to beat. ****ing Flood.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: ReadorDie on November 04, 2006, 08:11:41 PM
Rule of Rose is officially the most ****ed up game.  EVER.

Yeah, it's gorgeous, and yeah, the score kicks unprescidented amounts of ass, and yeah, the voice acting is actually GOOD (a rarity in Survival Horros) and yeah, the plotline is really, really original (another rarity for Survival Horrors), but my God...this game his children doing things more twisted than then things the ADULTS in Silent Hill do.  FINGER FELLATIO PEOPLE!  FINGER FELLATIO!  And cross-dressing.  Lots and lots of cross dressing, not to mention the fact that the entire game is a big fat dream of the main character's.  Don't worry, it's not a spoiler.  You'll come to that conclusion halfway through, even if they don't tell you till the end.  The pacing just makes no sense like that.  Also, it has the whole 'ROPERAPEOMG' scene around the middle.  SO worth it.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: C0MPL3X on November 04, 2006, 11:50:13 PM
Fire Emblem (the one with eilwood and hector) and Fire Emblem: Sacred stones, although I liked the original a lot better. Story was cliche but touching; world is in danger, father is dead, I've killed my own love, now must defeat the evil and save the world with our own inner stregnths. I think music helped a lot too, especially in those quiet talking scenes about the past, or the special soundtrack for legendary weapons. It makes your characters feel more...special at the final battle. As for gameplay, well...just move and maul the brainless AIs with overpowered characters. Trying to find other fire emblem versions to download but it's proving to be quiet a challenge uhh
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Phate on November 17, 2006, 01:53:03 PM
Not quite yet, but I'm almost done playing through Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time for the umpteenth time. Good God. I still need to finish Metroid Prime and Wind Waker too, and I haven't played either since the beginning of the year. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/Ph4t3/Emot/emot-smith.gif)
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Dtortot on November 20, 2006, 02:00:35 AM
Gears of War.

It is one of the best games  have ever played. Reason enough to get a 360.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: DarkKanti on November 20, 2006, 02:42:00 AM
You and I have gotta play Gears over Live sometime, Dt.

My tag = JesusBot
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Risen Hell Fire on November 29, 2006, 09:12:08 PM
Legend of Zelda Twilight princess. You'll need to wait to see my full on review for it, I just submitted it to Gamefaqs.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Dtortot on November 30, 2006, 11:18:57 AM
Yesterday, Grive (retired prof from AA) came over to my place and we played Gears of War on system link on Insane. We beat it, we killed RAAM in pretty well coordinated attack and with a really stupid/smart/lucky move by me. Granade Taged RAAM.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Kurier on November 30, 2006, 05:01:02 PM
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Friend says during final fight "Dude, just get off your horse and fight him" Cut scene. Link gets off Epona and draws sword against Ganon. Friend says "eight point eight?!"
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Fang on January 29, 2007, 05:54:40 AM
Psychonauts
I enjoyed the verity of psy powers , the world, the funny dialogue, and overall strangness made the game KICK @$$
the down side .......I can't think of any
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Dtortot on February 01, 2007, 03:32:09 PM
Lost Planet, awesome game with intense action and great online multiplayer. And just 2 weeks ago I finished PDZ and Oblivion, Oblivion took me a good 130 hours to complete with all achivements, but not all of the quests... <_<
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Akira on February 01, 2007, 06:52:34 PM
Oblivion.

Probably one of the best games on the planet. If I did all the quests, it would have killed me....
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Risen Hell Fire on February 04, 2007, 10:31:41 PM
Elite beat agents Jumpign Jack Flash on hard rock with an S rank
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Uriel1988 on March 29, 2012, 05:18:53 PM
Ninja Gaiden 3 (Xbox360) - A disgrace to the franchise.
Journey (Playstation 3) - Wonderfully atmospheric if extremely short trip. Bought it on impulse after the many rave reviews and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, though I don't know if I'd give it a 9.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: flucas on May 24, 2012, 02:20:38 AM
The last game that I have completed is actually Arkham City.  I must admit, I actually am a big Batman fan and it is something that I have been on for a very long time already.

With the last installment of the whole movie series coming, I am just more excited with how to make and see things as they are to unfold.  I wonder how the progress in the game could possibly be similar to the movie.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: thesupremekaidbz on August 01, 2012, 07:52:05 PM
I just completed Red Dead Redemption a few days ago. Took me around 25 hours. Right now I'm working on unlocking all the trophies. I'm going for the platinum. Will take me another 25 hours.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Kylaran on August 01, 2012, 09:40:26 PM
I recently played through most of Skyrim a second time, and I think I'm setting down the game for good. Working on a full completion of Valkyria Chronicles for PS3 at the moment. :D
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: leokiko. on August 01, 2012, 10:04:28 PM
Fate/Stay Night - Fate's route. Amazing. Even more when you realize that this is the 'weakest' route in the game.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: ImperialX on September 25, 2012, 10:51:49 PM
StarCraft II is a lifelong journey. However for me, my journey ends here.

(http://i.imgur.com/kCjFV.jpg)

Don't get me wrong. I won't quit playing the game. However, I won't be laddering or striving to improve any further from here on out. I have hit my personal target, and to me, I have completed the game.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Pebble on August 02, 2013, 08:01:29 AM
Dark Souls. Beyond amazing.

I've died way over two or three hundred times over the 80 hours I spent playing this, and I'm still depressed at having completed practically all of it. Dark Souls II can't come out fast enough.
Easily one of the best RPGs I've ever played(and I play a lot of RPGs), and far and away the best, most tense gameplay in an RPG I have ever seen.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: TypicalIdiotFan on August 02, 2013, 04:17:38 PM
Live A Live, an old SNES Squaresoft RPG that never saw the Western world.  As I'm sitting there playing it, I realize this is the game equivalent of a brainstorming session.  There is shit in here that's all over the spectrum of gaming genres and still conventional playstyle.  And yet, I get this inkling that all of this was a test-bed for what would become Chrono Trigger.

- Multiple time periods referenced, with characters used from each.
- Combat system that utilizes field mechanics, areas of effect based on arcs / tile locations, and movement is important.
- Sprite manipulation on a grand scale to tell a better visual story.
- Some "chapters" are nothing but giant puzzle games.
- Multiple avenues of accomplishing goals, and endings.
- Actions effect future actions both good and bad, resulting in possible lockouts of items / quests.

It is all pretty superficial.  The game itself doesn't really involve time travel, and aside from the ending final quest where everybody comes together (which isn't a huge chapter itself), the game moves along pretty quickly.  That being said, GOD DAMN this thing needs a training manual.  There is an awful lot of triggers necessary to advance the story / plot, and if you're not paying attention (or like me, have an iffy translated copy) it can be frustrating to figure out what to do next.

Entertaining tho.  I would like to see a sequel to this, mixing the genres and themes on a more modern scale.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Pebble on August 03, 2013, 12:56:15 AM
(The new) Tomb Raider. Pretty, but pretty underwhelming all around.

I find myself irritated at how games want to emulate movies so badly; Tomb Raider gains little more than brief, cheap thrills from the presentation, which all vanish completely until the next scripted quicktime sequence. In between, you find yourself playing through what is essentially a solid, but boring third-person shooter with stealth elements and killing rabbits for salvage. The usual over the top Uncharted-esque platforming just kills the awesome realism thing Square had going on, which is a shame, since a lot of love went into making the puzzles look plausible.
Its an incredibly tame experience.
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Post by: Marid King on August 03, 2013, 01:32:29 AM
You can't really "complete" Civilization 5, but I did a couple playthroughs. Probably not a good game for overtly cautious people, as the aggressive neighboring nations stressed the heck out of my with their crap. Still, it's a very deep and satisfying game that I haven't even begun to understand.   
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Post by: ShadowpulseKDH on August 03, 2013, 02:11:09 AM
The Last of Us.

All the feels man. All the feels. The story is one of the most powerful that I have encountered within a game, as well as one of the darkest.  The game manages to blend in moments of fear and sorrow, with jarring occasions of beauty and peace that don't at all seem forced.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: TypicalIdiotFan on August 03, 2013, 05:27:35 AM
You can't really "complete" Civilization 5, but I did a couple playthroughs. Probably not a good game for overtly cautious people, as the aggressive neighboring nations stressed the heck out of my with their crap. Still, it's a very deep and satisfying game that I haven't even begun to understand.   

Funny part is you can literally sit off in a corner of the world by yourself most of the time.  It just depends on who you have as your neighbors.  Some are are more aggressive than others.  Other thing is that you have to be more aggressive yourself with resources and luxuries.  You can only use one of each luxury item for your people, so if you have two or more, trade one with a neighbor for one of theirs, or cash, or something.  Keeps the relationship flowing smoothly if they don't want to suddenly cut off some culture points and happiness.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Shadowmage on August 05, 2013, 08:26:26 PM
Finished Dark Souls.  It is Castelvania: Symphony of the Night of this generation.  Solid atmosphere and level designs combined with one of the best battle systems I've ever seen.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Pebble on August 06, 2013, 12:47:29 AM
Finished Dark Souls.  It is Castelvania: Symphony of the Night of this generation.  Solid atmosphere and level designs combined with one of the best battle systems I've ever seen.

Hurrah! Another veteran!
I dont think Castlevania(Even Symphony) compares much with Souls, even in terms of atmosphere(I will never go to the depths again. Ever). In terms of the mythos, Castlevania borrowed, and borrowed heavily from western gothic archetypes, to the point where it all just felt boring and stale most of the time. Dark Souls, however, has a lot of originality in it, and consistently feels alien enough to be unsettling and just plain terrifying.
Oh, and the stunts at the end of Royal Wood and the Kiln of the First flame are the most inspired acts of narrative sadism I have ever been put through.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Funky Dealer on August 07, 2013, 09:18:46 PM
I've recently finished my first playthrough of Shin Megami Tensei IV, and I'm wrapping things up by hunting for the Fiends that have rather ridiculous spawn rates. I've beaten two of them so far, leaving me with five. And after I'm done with that, I'll drive myself crazy and attempt to fill out my Compendium.

To Shadowmage and Pebble: have either of you played Demon's Souls? I started off with Dark Souls myself, but I'd say that Demon's Souls has a stronger atmosphere of despair in it. There are a couple of differences in the game mechanics that also add to that feeling (having no Estus really changes things), so it's really worth a try if you like Dark Souls.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Pebble on August 09, 2013, 07:44:31 AM
Done with my second playthrough of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

When I first finished this thing, I leaned back and thought to myself "This may very well be the best fantasy game I've played". At the very least, I'm sure I enjoyed it far more than Skyrim.

So... its very, very nonlinear, to the point where the story and even more importantly, your character is practically unrecogniseable if you choose different story paths. Yet it still manages to make sense in all the paths I've played through. The production values are immense and nigh-perfectly directed, the writing is morose, delightfully amoral and cynical, and is generally much better than the stuff you find in most games, and the gameplay fits in with the story perfectly. You know that stupid plot twist in which the MC causes an AI to self-destruct by presenting it with a paradox? TW2 actually makes sense when it does that, and it refreshing how thought out and mature the writing is. In fact, this game does this a lot: it takes a cliched and overdone trope, puts it through the grinder, shaves away the rubbish, and turns out something that is both familiar and new at the same time.
Oh and the ending is a brilliant, insanely anticlimactic f*** you to the audience that makes so much logical sense it's ridiculous. Imagine if a Guilty Crown twist made perfect sense. Yeah.  This had around 4.

There's boobs too, but they're terrible, just like in the last Witcher game.

@F_D
I haven't played Demons Souls, and given how difficult it was for me to find a copy of dark souls in this country, odds are I wouldn't be able to. That, and the PS3 I'm using is borrowed.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Shadowmage on August 09, 2013, 08:18:09 PM
To Shadowmage and Pebble: have either of you played Demon's Souls?

Sadly, I don't have PS3.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Funky Dealer on August 10, 2013, 07:49:34 PM
Quote from: Pebble
I haven't played Demons Souls, and given how difficult it was for me to find a copy of dark souls in this country, odds are I wouldn't be able to. That, and the PS3 I'm using is borrowed.

Damn, that's a shame. If you really won't get a chance to try it out anytime soon, I might just recommend looking up videos. It'll take away the experience of it all, but it would be a shame to miss out entirely.

Quote from: Shadowmage
Sadly, I don't have PS3.

That was my other concern. You have more options for Dark Souls than Demon's Souls.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Pebble on December 06, 2013, 11:36:26 AM
Battlefield 4.

The singleplayer is remarkable only because it has a chinese woman in it as a major character. And... that's just about it. The rest is utter crap.

The multiplayer is more battlefield. Nothing to see here at all except more polish and excessive lens flare.
That's not entirely a good thing; the earlier multiplayer mechanics were wooden and often dumb, but there's a charm in mastering the clunky, wooden stick that isn't here anymore. The most fun you can have now is seeing how many enemies you can pick off with just C4 and exploiting the lighting, which is a shit-ton of fun, but it was way more fun in Crysis, because there I could pull off some genuinely crazy shit, whereas here, it's all boring.
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Post by: Pebble on February 06, 2014, 05:35:07 AM
Mass Effect 3

That was so unbelievably epic.

The endings were okay; I don't see why everyone was so upset back then. Some of the endings are more contrived than others, and the game itself has its weaker moments, but holy shit was that finale epic.

The DLC-added missions are a mixed bag; Leviathan is great, Omega is awful, and my God was that entire Clone mission-set stupidly unnecessary.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Marid King on February 06, 2014, 09:54:20 AM
Did you play with the extended edition DLC?
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Pebble on February 06, 2014, 09:55:54 AM
Did you play with the extended edition DLC?

Yeah.
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Marid King on February 06, 2014, 10:10:59 AM
I can say the original endings weren't as memetically godawful as the internet made them out to be, but they were absolutely a letdown, barren in terms of detail, extremely limited in differentiation, seemed to go against the lore in several ways, and above all it was exactly the type of ending Bioware promised in a statement that they wouldn't do. Really the petitions to change the ending were justified, as far as I'm concerned. The extended edition more or less fixes all of that, so I guess mission complete. 
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: gedata on February 06, 2014, 11:53:13 AM
I haven't finished it, but I'm a bit deep into The Last of Us. Pretty much Resident Evil with much better immersion and less extreme weapons.
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Post by: thesprinkle42 on March 03, 2014, 07:27:42 AM
Just unlocked and beat BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger's True Ending. Pretty good game, to be sure.
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Post by: Wervelf on March 06, 2014, 11:39:40 PM
Just completed assassin's creed black flag
Title: Re: What Games have you recently Completed?
Post by: Pebble on May 13, 2014, 11:51:35 PM
Dark Souls II is very much the easier game. The dungeons aren't as harrowing, you can reverse hollowing on the fly, the bonfires aren't as spaced out, the bosses are slower and simpler, and though they generally do take more hits to beat than most Souls 1 bosses, there isn't much here that compares to Manus, Artorias, Kalameet, or Ornstein & Smough. Death count is about 180, time taken was 25 hours.

I suppose FROMsoft wanted to make the game more accessible, which is okay. Still, there are a few questionable changes they've made; combat can't be the furious dance it could be in Souls 1, and is a bit dull, especially with how much DEX builds have been nerfed and how retreating attacks have been removed. Phantom AI is terrible. Parrying is also too risky in this game because of the involved delay, and because a few shields are easily found and ridiculously stable. The huge collection of spells, and the overall upgrades to the control scheme are very welcome, though.