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profholt82

Armored Scrum Object
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Ring King NES
I fricking suck at this game. The more bouts you win, the more points you get to distribute among your attributes, but it's a tedious process. What's cool is that prior to each bout, you can adjust your attributes accordingly, to best match up with your opponent. I still stink though.

Super Black Bass SNES
Another game that I fricking suck at. I had more fun driving the little boat around than I did fishing honestly. It was an exercise in trial and error and frustration. Every time I finally found a lure that the fish liked, I'd break my line or lose them somehow. Couldn't catch anything. Haha


We recently cleaned out the basement, and I found a big box of old games (mostly nes, Genesis and snes) that I had put away because I never played them. For whatever reason, I decided that these two were worth putting hours of time into this past week. And, well, I stink at them all right, but I was still oddly compelled to keep playing them. And I'll probably go back and try again soon because here I am still thinking about them. It's a sickness I guess.
 

terry.330

Manly Tears
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May 4, 2004
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PS4:

R-Type Final 2- Haven't put in much time but am mostly satisfied so far. It looks a little outdated but it's still pretty good looking, especially the weapons and lighting.

Gris- Been playing this very slowly and really checking out the level design, details and art direction. This is one of the most satisfying "art" games I've ever played. It's also hands down one of the most beautiful and unique looking games ever made.
 

ggallegos1

Cholecystectomy Required.,
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Oct 1, 2013
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PS4
Final Fantasy XV - on chapter 8 and just entered a new city via the royal yacht. The main quests are the most interesting part, sidequests are meaningful in terms of gaining exp and money, but fast traveling is tedious at best and anything but fast at worst.

Doom Eternal - on mission 4 and it's tough but fun. Love the new dash mechanic
 

fake

King of Typists
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Jul 26, 2008
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PS4:

R-Type Final 2- Haven't put in much time but am mostly satisfied so far. It looks a little outdated but it's still pretty good looking, especially the weapons and lighting.

Gris- Been playing this very slowly and really checking out the level design, details and art direction. This is one of the most satisfying "art" games I've ever played. It's also hands down one of the most beautiful and unique looking games ever made.

The art director of Gris is one of my favorite artists. I forget if I saw his stuff in Juxtapose or Hi-Fructose but it blew me away, and I'm glad his art was used for a game like this, rather than shoehorned into something less fitting.
 

terry.330

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The art director of Gris is one of my favorite artists. I forget if I saw his stuff in Juxtapose or Hi-Fructose but it blew me away, and I'm glad his art was used for a game like this, rather than shoehorned into something less fitting.
Conrad Roset. Yeah he's amazing, I bought his book Muses after watching an interview with him on making the game.
 

fake

King of Typists
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Conrad Roset. Yeah he's amazing, I bought his book Muses after watching an interview with him on making the game.
Where did you get it? I didn't think it had been published in the US and shipping was insane from Spain.
 

terry.330

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Where did you get it? I didn't think it had been published in the US and shipping was insane from Spain.

Temporarily out of stock but there's one from a 3rd party seller and Amazon might restock.

Just finished Gris. Obviously it's short but it says only 24% completion so I guess even taking my time I missed a couple things and there are probably places I can get to on a play through with the new abilities.

Overall phenomenal but yeah really short.
 

fake

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Swech
Octopath Traveler - Got five ppl now. I like the game, but the lack of an overarching narrative is weird. I'm assuming one could come in once I get all 8 characters.
 

ggallegos1

Cholecystectomy Required.,
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PS4
Doom Eternal - very challenging. I'm in the last 2 levels and they just throw everything at you. The demons beyond just small fry take some quick thinking and strategy to beat, there's a lot more going on versus the original.
 

Syn

Just Short..., As always... :-(,
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Jan 21, 2009
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Genesis

Ghouls and Ghosts for the first time in close to 30 years I beat it again. Lots of continues;)
Dragon's Fury too many cheap ball not hitting the lower flippers drains. Devils Crush for the TG16/PCE is the better version to me.
Keio Flying Squadron

TG16/PCE

Alien Crush
Devil's Crush
Daimakaimura I don't think I'll ever beat it. I need unlimited continues cause I'm terrible.
Air Zonk
 

terry.330

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon- I'm only 11 or so hours in and while it's starting to get goofy and the turned based system work quite well it's been pretty slow going so far, I hope things pick up soon.

Cotton Reboot- Pretty awesome, feels a lot like Death Smiles as much as it does Cotton.
 

ggallegos1

Cholecystectomy Required.,
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PS4
Doom Eternal - Beat this on "Hurt Me Plenty". Fun time but the levels are long, much longer than Doom 2016 but also feel bloated. Too many collectables and items to track per level.

Final Fantasy XV - we beat this one today. I don't love the game, it's a smidge below "like". There are some aspects i did enjoy, such as the growing bond with your team members, the magic being a usable and tactical item, and the spectacle of the Bates themselves when the camera felt like working. Navigating the overworld and completing side quests was a chore, and having to grind separately for AP and EXP until you get skills that accumulated AP is just dumb.

WiiU
Zelda Wind Waker HD - starting this one, i best the GameCube version some time ago and am excited to revisit this version
 

Neo_Mike_81

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Mar 25, 2021
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Dreamcast
Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike
Zero Gunner 2

N64
Ridge Racer 64
Resident Evil 2

SNES
Street Fighter Alpha 2

Neo Geo Mini international
KOF 02/98
Mark of the Wolves
Fatal Fury special
Samurai Showdown 4
 

Ip Man

BBLLOOOO__HHAARRDDDDDD!!!!,
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Aug 14, 2006
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4,305
Saturn

Marvel vs Street Fighter
Alpha 2
Darius Gaiden
Sengoku Blade
Gunbird
 

terry.330

Manly Tears
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May 4, 2004
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7,850
PS4

Yakuza- Like a Dragon: I haven't been this invested in a modern game in a long time.
 

Ip Man

BBLLOOOO__HHAARRDDDDDD!!!!,
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Been playing Destiny 2 for the Xbone for the past three months. Loved the first one and this has got to be my favourite game of this generation. There's rumours of a Destiny 3 that may come to the Ps5. Definitely jumping on board on that and gives me a reson to buy next gen console if it's true.
 

Stefan

Philadelphia Freeman,
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Mar 10, 2002
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1,071
Sega NAOMI

Project Justice/Rival Schools sequel
Akatsuki Blitzkampf: Ausf. Achsomething


Taito Nesica server cabinet

Samurai Spirits 2019(Sogetsu practice)
Senko no Ronde DUO ver. 2.3


PlayStation 4

Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle:
Warriors of Fate(Tenchi Wo Kurau)
The King of Dragons
 

Ralfakick

J. Max's Chauffeur,
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Jul 9, 2001
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2,204
8/1/2021
Switch
The Takeover - Having trouble with the 2nd to last stage

Tetris 99

Neo Geo
League Bowling

Sega Saturn
Twin Cobra 2
Up and Down
 

Late

Reichsf?rer-Finnland,
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Nov 22, 2001
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PS4 - Resident Evil 7, borrowed a friends PSVR and it transformed a lukewarm horror game into an actually scary one.
 

Neo_Mike_81

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Mar 25, 2021
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142
Dreamcast
Capcom vs SNK 2
Project Justice
Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike

Neo Geo CD
Samurai Showdown 3

SNES
Ranma 1/2 Hard Battle
 
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