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52 Games Challenge 2020
« on: December 25, 2019, 01:51:41 pm »
Another year, another 52 games to scratch off those backlogs! 2020 is going to be a big year for releases since not only are a lot of highly anticipated new games, but we're also getting two next gen consoles, the PS5 and the Project X. On top of that I'm sure we all have a mountain of older titles we'd like to finally play this year as well ;)

Let's all go for personal records this next year! Good luck everyone!

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 01:51:52 pm »
I'm changing the format of reviews a little. In the past I've clustered as many reviews as I could into a single post until I met the character limit and had to create a new post. This year I'm going to list the games I beat here, along with the date I beat them, and the score I gave. Each review will get its own post with my detailed experience of playing that game, but I'll aggregate all the scores here.

As for the games I'll be playing, I'm going to try and play a lot more PC games, and as I mentioned in last year's thread, I'm going to try and play mostly newer games I've never played before. Only 1 in 4 games I plan on beating next year will be games I've already beat or at least have extensive play time with. The rest will be games I've never played or have barely any experience playing. I decided to do this as a response to me replaying a lot of games I've already beat in the past, which there's nothing wrong with, but I really want to try and lot of new stuff out this year.

1. Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii) (1/3/20) [34/50]
2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis) (1/4/20) [39/50]
3. Resident Evil 2 (PS4) (1/12/20) [40/50]
4. Mario Kart DS (DS) (1/15/20) [36/50]
5. Armored Warriors (PS4) (1/16/20) [31/50]
6. Final Fight (PS4) (1/17/20) [34/50]
7. Mega Man Legends (PS1) (1/28/20) Abandoned
8. Wipeout (Saturn) (1/28/20) [32/50]
9. Virtua Fighter 3tb (Dreamcast) (1/30/20) [31/50]
10. Daytona USA (Dreamcast) (1/30/20) [26/50]
11. Battle Garegga (PS4) (2/1/20) [44/50]
12. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (Dreamcast) (2/9/20) [33/50]
13. Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) (2/12/20) [28/50]
14. Knuckles Chaotix (32X) (2/21/20) [27/50]
15. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled (PS4) (2/22/20) [39/50]
16. Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) (3/2/20) [38/50]
17. Goldeneye Reloaded (PS3) (3/11/20) [27/50]
18. Doom Eternal (PS4) (3/24/20) [41/50]
19. Gundam Wing: Endless Duel (SNES) (3/25/20) [34/50]
20. Command and Conquer (PC) (3/27/20) Abandoned
21. Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (PS1) (4/1/20) [40/50]
22. Mr. Driller (Dreamcast) (4/3/20) [30/50]
23. Sim City 3000 Unlimited (PC) (4/6/20) Abandoned
24. Mario Party (N64) (4/8/20) [25/50]
25. Panorama Cotton (Genesis) (4/12/20) [32/50]
26. Final Fantasy VII: Remake (PS4) (4/19/20) [42/50]
27. Street Fighter EX+ Alpha (PS1) (5/2/20) [26/50]
28. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS4) (5/5/20) [29/50]
29. Truxton (Genesis) (5/10/20) [25/50]
30. Thunder Dragon 2 (Arcade) (5/16/20) [33/50]
31. Zero Gunner (Arcade) (5/29/20) [31/50]
32. Virtua Fighter 2 (Arcade) (5/29/20) [39/50]
33. Star Fox 64 (N64) (6/5/20) [41/50]
34. Sin and Punishment (N64) (6/15/20) [43/50]
35. The Last of Us: Remastered (PS4) (6/22/20) [43/50]
36. The Last of Us Part II (PS4) (6/25/20) Abandoned
37. Tail Concerto (PS1) (7/22/20) [28/50]
38. Outrun (Arcade) (8/4/20) [34/50]
39. Radiant Silvergun (Saturn) (8/17/20) [44/50]
40. Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3) (8/18/20) [31/50]
41. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3) (8/19/20) [36/50]
42. Marvel vs Capcom (Dreamcast) (8/20/20) [36/50]
43. Capcom vs SNK (Dreamcast) (8/20/20) [35/50]
44. King of Fighters 97: Global Match (PS4) (9/12/20) [35/50]
45. Super Mario 64 (Switch) (9/19/20) [45/50]
46. SNK Heroines (PS4) (9/27/20) [26/50]
47. Fighting EX Layer (PS4) (9/27/20) [24/50]
48. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Arcade) (10/12/20) [36/50]
49. Cruisn' World (Arcade) (10/18/20) [33/50]
50. Sturmwind (Dreamcast) (10/30/20) [36/50]
51. Psychic Assassin Taromaru (Saturn) (11/16/20) [38/50]
52. Cho Aniki: Kyuukyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyou Otoko (Saturn) (11/18/20) [27/50]
53. Eschatos (PC) (11/27/20) [26/50]
54. Akai Katana (360) (11/27/20) [37/50]
55. Radien IV (360) (11/27/20) [31/50]
56. Nights into Dreams + Christmas Nights (Saturn) (12/5/20) [41/50]
57. Jurassic World Evolution (PC) (12/9/20) [38/50]
58. Panzer Dragoon (Switch) (12/28/20) [35/50]
59. Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei (12/29/20) [33/50]
« Last Edit: December 29, 2020, 02:21:56 am by bikingjahuty »


Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2019, 02:31:39 pm »
Previous Years

2019 - 45 beaten, 34 tried and discarded
2018 - 44 beaten, 41 tried and discarded
2017 - 37 beaten, 9 tried and discarded
2016 - 21 beaten

Games beaten

01] Dead or School (NSW) |16 Jan| A cracking metroidvania which has kept me occupied since Christmas, finally started off the year.
02] Royal Envoy (PC) |25 Jan| Very well put together time management game, kept me occupied during downtime over an extended period, nice.
03] Ratchet & Clank: Nexus (PS3) |31 Jan| Not a bad R&C game at all, like the others from this generation it's a bit half-sized, but better than no R&C!
04] Warriors Orochi 4 (NSW) |19 Feb| OK.
05] Mount & Blade: Warband (PS4) |24 Feb| Yet another replay of one of my all-time favourites.
06] The Lost Child (NSW) |15 Mar| Turned from red to green, managed to beat the first boss then spent 50 hours playing through it, perfectly fine tile-based RPG game.
07] Earth Defence Force 5 (PS4) |29 Mar| Beat campaign on normal difficulty with a ranger character. Brilliant game.
08] Blair Witch (PS4) |1 Apr| A bit too walking-simulator for my liking, but still an atmospheric horror experience which I enjoyed.
09] Super Mario Odyssey (NSW) |9 Apr| Superb.
10] Resident Evil 2 (PS4) |24 Apr| Claire A scenario cleared, great to get back to this again, was originally in the hope of going onto the new Resi 3, but can't afford it :/
11] Moero Chronicle H (NSW) |25 Apr| Didn't expect to beat this any time soon, that makes four in a month for once! Enjoyed playing it again.
12] Resident Evil 3 (PS4) |2 May| Unexpectedly treated to this by my nephew, bless him! Thorougly enjoyed this, even more than 2, chuffed.
13] Garden Defence (PC) |7 May| Bought all shop upgrades then beat the game on easy mode, next time it'll be hard mode.
14] Build-a-Lot 5: The Elizabethan Era (PC) |19 May| Love Build-a-Lot, enjoyed this one as expected, makes a nice change from console games.
15] Build-a-Lot 6: On Vacation (PC) |2 Jun| Liked this one even more, lots of good challenges.
16] Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (MD) |6 Jun| Emulated, save states used, mad hard game.
17] Mickey Mouse: World of Illusion (MD) |10 Jun| Emulated, save states used, the shark boss took a few goes, otherwise a pretty straight run.
18] Finding Teddy II (NSW) |13 Jul| Had fun playing it despite the cryptic nature of some of the puzzles, but the ending was bugged - no end credits.. WTF?
19] Forager (NSW) |17 Jul| Certainly addictive, but as it runs out of things to do the shine does wear off (inevitable), perfectly good game of this sort though.
20] Resident Evil 5 (PS4) |25 Jul| NG++ replay, enjoyed it yet again, unexpectedly unlocked a massively OP weapon in the last level or two, be even more fun next time.
21] Rune Factory: Oceans (PS3) |28 Jul| Liked the characters and the setting a lot, but combat's janky and so many areas of this game are poorly developed.
22] Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (PS2) |29 Aug| Another PS2 game I've never beaten before but started multiple times in the past. Very tough in places but an excellent game.
23] Paper Mario: The Origami King (NSW) |2 Sep| Beautiful game, had a lot of fun with it and the ending was a little emotive too, another great reason to own a Switch.
24] Harvest Moon: Mad Dash (NSW) |6 Sep| One-trick pony match-3 game with knobs on, still quite enjoyable and nicely presented, happy.
25] The Count Lucanor (NSW) |8 Sep| Unlike the broken PS4 version the Switch one saves properly, loved it!
26] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (NSW) |5 Oct| Standard Nintendo fare - IE colourful and brilliant.
27] Mount & Blade: Warband (PS4) |12 Oct| Yet another replay of one of my all-time favourites.
28] Vaporum (NSW) |21 Oct| Enjoyed it, pleased it got a physical version on Switch, shows promise for the next game in the series.
29] Shantae and the Seven Sirens (NSW) |11 Nov| Very good, ended very abruptly though which took it down a peg :(
30] Rune Factory 4 Special (NSW) |17 Nov| Special indeed, an infinitely better game than RF: Oceans, still loads of content to go through too.
31] Yoshi's Crafted World (NSW) |22 Nov| Does exactly what you'd expect, nice tidy little game I enjoyed playing
32] Ancient Planet (STM) |7 Dec| Playable and enjoyable but totally standard tower defence game.
33] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (NSW) |24 Dec| Didn't realize the last boss was like 'right there'. Unexpected bonus beat for the year.

Games Tried/Disliked/Got Rid Of

01] Legion: The Legend of Excalibur (PS2) |3 Jan| Completely bog-standard early PS2 era stuff, no point playing things like this now.
02] Collection of Mana (NSW) |23 Jan| One happy trip down memory lane, one slightly disappointing detour and then a slog which I gave up on, done with this.
03] Shadow Man: 2econd Coming (PS2) |3 Feb| Awful, just awful. Managed about 3 or 4 minutes.
04] DNA: Dark Native Apostle (PS2) |8 Apr| Too much trial and error and not enough progress, became a chore.
05] The Outer Worlds (PS4) |8 Apr| Underdeveloped item/loot and levelling ultimately sapped my interest in it, not a bad game but not good enough for my limited time.
06] Happy Birthdays (NSW) |20 Apr| Struggling to even count this as a game, can't even begin to get my head around what the hook or purpose is, no thanks.
07] The Princess Guide (NSW) |27 Apr| Glorified flash game, very irritating presentation, clicky and fiddly menus along with button mashing, bah!
08] Mary Skelter 2: Nightmares (NSW) |18 May| Not a bad game, more complicated mechanics than other Compile Heart dungeon games but not as interesting, pity.
09] Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (NSW) |24 May| Another glorified flash game, character portraits and menus, characters look like mediocre fan-manga.
10] Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold (NSW) |24 May| Not a bad game, but perhaps a little too built for multiplayer for my liking.
11] Dusk Diver (NSW) |31 May| Low-rent action game with the worst Japanese translation I've seen since "all your base", boring.
12] Seven Samurai 200XX (PS2) |3 Jun| Again, not a bad or broken game, just utterly boring and basic, nothing to keep your attention.
13] Dead Eye Jim (PS2) |3 Jun| Inoffensive but utterly basic, nothing I'd play again.
14] Rune Factory: Oceans (PS3) |29 Jul| Weird one, green and red! Hated the way the post-game content is structured, very poor indeed, won't be playing this again.
15] Dragon Rage (PS2) |5 Aug| Oof, first-generation PS2 disaster, ugly as sin and controls like a tank, boring, do not want crap like this on my shelf.
16] Assault Suits Valken (PS2) |29 Aug| God no, just like the PS4 game I tried a few years ago, nasty controls, irritating as sin.
17] Dungeons of the Endless (NSW) |10 Sep| The mechanics just didn't connect with me on any level.
18] Rad Rodgers (NSW) |25 Sep| Basically sound, but a little glitchy in places which caused unfair deaths, found a level too large and confusing to be bothered with and stopped.
19] Medievil (PS4) |5 Nov| Didn't click at all, difficulty feels artificially boosted, not enough exploration and hardly any different sorts of loot to find.
20] Sphinx & the Cursed Mummy (NSW) |6 Dec| 3 minutes is all it took to see this wasn't for me, very dated.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2020, 02:41:29 pm by shfan »


Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2019, 03:43:52 pm »
This will be my master list

1. Kirby Super Star[Switch NSO]
2. Dig Dug(PS4)
3. Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum


Plan to play
Ori and the Blind Forest(Switch)
SNES-Nintendo Switch Online
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War(PS4)
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition(PS4)
Destroy All Humans 2(PS4)
Kingdom Come(PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds(PS4)
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness(GC)
Katamari Damacy Reroll(Switch)
Hollow Knight(Switch)
The Witcher 3(PS4)
Ghost of Tsushima(PS4)
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat(GameCube)
LotR: The Two Towers(GameCube)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2020, 12:57:21 am by wolfen »


Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2019, 05:21:05 pm »
New Games Played in 2020:
1. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch) 
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Warzone (PS4) 
3. Celeste (PC)
4. A Night in the Woods (PC)
5. Super Punch Out!! (SNESc)
6. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PC)
7. Ticket to Ride (PC)
8. Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (PS3)
9. The Last Blade 2 (PS4)
10. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
New Games Finished in 2020: 
11. (1.) Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U) - 1.19 
12. Tales of Berseria (PS4) - 2.8
13. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Wii U) - 2.20
14. Red Dead Redemption II (PS4) - 3.14
15. (5.) Broken Age (PS4) - 3.21
16. Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4) - 4.3
17. Shovel Knight: Showdown (Wii U) - 4.6
18. Shovel Knight: King of Cards (Wii U) - 4.10
19. Shenmue III (PS4) - 4.26
20. (10.) Mega Man Zero (PS4) - 4.30
21. Journey (PS4) - 5.2
22. Psychonauts (PS4) - 5.7
23. Mega Man Zero 2 (PS4) - 5.13
24. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS4) - 5.16
25. (15.) Mega Man Zero 3 (PS4) - 5.19
26. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4) - 5.27
27. Mega Man Zero 4 (PS4) - 5.30
28. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS4) - 6.13
29. Kirby's Dream Course (SNESc) - 6.16
30. (20.) Salt and Sanctuary (PS4) - 6.21
31. Wattam (PS4) - 7.6
32. 2064: Read Only Memories (PC) - 7.10
33. Pikmin (GC) - 7.11
34. Pikmin 2 (GC) - 7.17
35. (25.) Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) - 7.30
36. Milkmaid of the Milky Way (PC) - 8.6
37. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution (PS4) - 8.23
38. Final Fantasy IX (PS4) - 8.26
39. Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (PS4) - 8.30
40. (30.) Star Fox 2 (SNESc) - 9.2
41. Bastion (PS4) - 9.6
42. Super Castlevania IV (SNESc) - 9.8
43. F-Zero (SNESc) - 9.12
44. Super Mario Kart (SNESc) - 10.4
45. (35.) Super Ghouls and Ghosts (SNESc) - 10.14
46. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (PS4) - 10.30
47. Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 (PS4)  - 11.12
48. Oxenfree (PC)  - 11.21
49. Midnight Club: Los Angeles (PS3)  - 11.28
50. (40.) The Yawgh (PC)  - 12.2
51. God of War (PS4)  - 12.6
52. Shantae and the Seven Sirens (PS4) - 12.13
53. Kirby Superstar (SNESc) - 12.19
Games Replayed in 2020:
54. Mega Man ZX (PS4) - 3.15 
55. (45.) Mega Man ZX: Advent (PS4) - 6.28   

End of Year Stats
Previous Lists
2015 List - 27 finished, + 10 played but not finished
2016 List - 32 finished, + 16 played but not finished
2017 List - 26 finished, + 13 played but not finished
2018 List - 23 finished, + 6 played but not finished
2019 List - 20 finished, + 9 played but not finished
« Last Edit: March 24, 2021, 04:00:22 pm by telly »
Currently Playing:
Final Fantasy VI (SNESc), The Last Guardian (PS4)

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Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2019, 05:27:28 pm »
I just barely managed to hit 52 last year, and a lot of that was from occasionally taking a weekend a playing older NES or SNES games and beating 2-3 of them.  Going to try and be a bit more consistent this year, and like last year, try to play more PC games.

1. Watch Dogs (PS4) - Beat
2. Assassin’s Creed Origins (XB1) - Beat
3. Just Dance 2 (Wii) - Endless
4. Sonic Spinball (Switch) - Beat
5. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (XB1) - Beat
6. Gears of War 3 (XB1) - Beat
7. Gears of War 4 (XB1) - Beat
8. Bloodborne NG (PS4) - Beat
9. Rayman Legends (PS4) - Beat
10. My Name is Mayo (Vita) - Platinum
11. Persona 4 Golden (Vita) - Beat
12. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (XB1) - Beat
13. Dead Space 3 (XB1) - Beat
14. Doom (1993) (Switch) - Beat
15. Doom II (Switch) - Beat
16. Doom Eternal (PS4) - Beat
17. Watch Dogs 2 (PS4) - Beat
18. Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) - Endless
19. Cities: Skylines (PC) - Endless
20. Sniper Elite 4 (PS4) - Beat
21. Sleeping Dogs (PC) - Beat
22. The Surge (PS4) - Beat
23. Virtual Boy Wario Land (VB) - Beat
24. Divinity: Original Sin (PC) - Beat
25. The Last of Us Part II (PS4) - Beat
26. New Super Luigi U (Wii U) - Beat
27. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (N2DS) - Beat
28. Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS4) - Beat
29. Borderlands 3 (XB1) - Beat
30. Sins of a Solar Empire (PC) - Endless
31. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (PS4) - Endless
32. Gears 5 (XB1) - Beat
33. Beat Saber (PSVR) - Beat
34. PC Building Simulator (PC) - Endless
35. Donkey Kong Country (Switch) - Beat
36. HuniePop (PC) - Endless
37. Super Mario Galaxy (Switch) - Beat
38. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Switch) - Beat
39. Command & Conquer Remastered (GDI Campaign) (PC) - Beat
40. Katamari Damacy Reroll (Switch) - Beat
41. Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels (XB1) - Beat
42. Resident Evil Revelations (XB1) - Beat
43. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) - Beat
44. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (PS4) - Beat
45. Resident Evil 3 (XB1) - Beat
46. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (Switch) - Beat
47. Golden Axed: A Cancelled Prototype (PC) - Beat
48. Project Highrise (PC) - Endless
49. Katana Zero (Switch) - Beat
50. Super Mario 35 (Switch) - Endless
51. Pillars of Eternity (PC) - Beat
52. The Order: 1886 (PS4) - Beat
« Last Edit: December 26, 2020, 06:17:11 am by Cartagia »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2019, 06:06:28 pm »
Met my goal in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 with 2016/2017 being 104 games and 2018/2019 being 52 games as the goals.  2015 I tracked the info super late and I had another really busy year that year.  Last year was an effort to get back to playing more games, as 2018 was a really busy year, I managed to get up to 82 games beat, and a lot of those games weren't short games, so I'm really happy with how far I got.  This year, I'm just aiming for more better games and playing through whole franchises if I can manage.  Again, I'm not going to explicitly carry over titles from previous years just like last year.  If I start playing such a game again, I'll bring over the info, but I'm not going to clog up my post with that info.

Quote from: Legend
bold games are games that have been beaten, previously beaten, or are unbeatable.
italicized games are in progress.
standard games are games I am not currently trying to beat.
strikethrough games are games that have been abandoned.

2020 52 Game Challenge
  • Death Stranding (PS4)
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (NS)
  • Gris (NS)
  • Pan-Pan (NS)
  • Judgment (PS4)
  • Devil May Cry HD (X1)
  • Devil May Cry 2 HD (X1)
  • Wandersong (NS)
  • Cat Quest (NS)
  • Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition HD (X1)
  • Bomb Chicken (NS)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (X1)
  • DmC: Devil May Cry - Definitive Edition (X1)
  • DmC: Devil May Cry - Vergil's downfall (X1)
  • Pipe Dreams 3D (PS1)
  • Destruction Derby (PS1)
  • Felony 11-79 (PS1)
  • Incredible Crisis (PS1)
  • Medal of Honor (360)
  • Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PS1)
  • Conflict: Denied Ops (360)
  • Doom 64 (X1)
  • Doom 64: The Lost Levels (X1)
  • Doom Eternal (X1)
  • Control (PS4)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (X1)
  • Resident Evil 3 (PS4)
  • Resident Evil 6 (PS4)
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (PS4)
  • Atelier Ryza (NS)
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)
  • Omega Labyrinth Life (NS)
  • Final Fantasy VII (NS)
  • Ys: Book I & II (TCD)
  • Neutopia (TG16)
  • Clannad (NS)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
  • Fisher Price: Perfect Fit (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros. (NES)
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 (NS)
  • Minit (NS)
  • Celeste (NS)
  • Panel de Pon (NSO)
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)
  • The Last of Us: Part II (PS4)
  • Happy Birthdays (NS)
  • Little Nightmares (PS4)
  • Samsara Room (Android)
  • Picross 3D: Round 2 (3DS)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (X1)
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts (NS)
  • Wattam (PS4)
  • Gravity Ghost (PS4)
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (X1BC) [33/100]
  • Battlefield: Bad Company (X1BC)
  • Just Shapes & Beats (NS)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (X1BC)
  • Battlefield 3 (X1BC)
  • Battlefield 4 (X1)
  • Battlefield 1 (X1)
  • Battlefield V (X1)
  • Maneater (X1)
  • Carrion (X1)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (NS)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (X1)
  • Chrono Trigger (NDS)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PSV)
  • Titanfall 2 (X1)
  • Papers, Please (PSV)
  • Muppets Movie Adventure (PSV)
  • Word Sudoku by POWGI (PSV)
  • Nier: Automata (PS4)
  • Crossovers by POWGI (PSV)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (X1BC)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (GG)
  • Word Sweeper by POWGI (PSV)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GG)
  • Sonic CD (GCN)
  • Word Maze by POWGI (PSV)
  • Crypto by POWGI (PSV)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos (GG)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (Gen)
  • Sonic Drift (PS2)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (X1BC)
  • Sonic Triple Trouble (GG)
  • Knuckles Chaotix (32X)
  • Tails Skypatrol (GCN)
  • Sonic Drift 2 (GCN)
  • Tails Adventures (GCN)
  • Sonic Labyrinth (GG)
  • Sonic the Fighters (GCN)
  • Sonic 3D Blast (SS)
  • Sonic Blast (GG)
  • Sonic R (GCN)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure (NGPC)
  • Sonic Adventure DX (X1BC)
  • Pokemon Picross (GBC)
  • Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (GCN)
  • Super Mario 64 (NS)
  • Sonic Heroes (GCN)
  • Ring Fit Adventure (NS)
  • Word Search by POWGI (PSV)
  • One Word by POWGI (PSV)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP)
  • Tracks (X1)
  • Minit (X1)
  • Fractured Minds (X1)
  • Minecraft (X1)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (NS)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (X1)
  • Super Mario Sunshine (NS)
  • Super Mario World (NSO)
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (NSO)
  • Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker (NS)
  • Afterparty (X1)
  • Party Hard (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy III (SNES)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PS5)
  • Dark Souls III: Fire Fades Edition (XSBC)
  • Fallout 76 (XSBC)
  • Tomoyo After (NS)
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD (X1BC)
  • Saints Row The Third Remastered (X1)
  • Marvel's Avengers (PS4)
  • Oxenfree (NS)
  • Neutopia II (TG16)
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)
  • Metal Wolf Chaos XD (PS4)
  • Human Fall Flat (X1)
  • Wreckfest (X1)

In a continued effort to keep track of my favorite games played each year.

Top Games played that released in 2020
  • The Last of Us: Part II (PS4)
  • Resident Evil 3 (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)
  • Maneater (X1)

Top Games played NOT released in 2020
  • Atelier Ryza (NS)
  • Dragon Quest XI S (NS)
  • Judgment (PS4)
  • Clannad (NS)
  • Chrono Trigger (NDS)

Top Games played overall in 2020
  • The Last of Us: Part II (PS4)
  • Resident Evil 3 (PS4)
  • Atelier Ryza (NS)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)

Honorable Mention
  • Cat Quest (NS)
  • Death Stranding (PS4)
  • Doom Eternal (X1)

Content posts
Games 1 - 24
Games 25 - 38
Games 39 - 56
Games 57 - 72
Games 73 - 100
Games 101 - 119
Games 120 - Current and Not in progress
Final Stats

Gonna track my wife's progress too

  • Planescape Torment (NS)
  • Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (NS)
  • Rusty Lake Hotel (Android)
  • Rusty Lake Roots (Android)
  • Rusty Lake Paradise (Android)
  • Cat Quest (NS)
  • Cat Quest (NS)
  • Sims: Free to Play (Android)
  • The White Door (Android)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)
  • Samsara Room (Android)
  • Unwanted Experiment (Android)
  • Cube Escape: Paradox (Android)
  • Ringfit Adventure (NS)
  • Samara Room (PC)
  • Cube Escape: Seasons (PC)
  • Cube Escape: The Lake (PC)
  • Cube Escape: Arles (PC)
  • Cube Escape: Harvey's Box (PC)
  • Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy (NS)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
  • Dragon Quest XI S (NS)
« Last Edit: December 28, 2020, 03:17:55 pm by ignition365 »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2019, 06:06:37 pm »
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Quote from: Legend
bold games are games that have been beaten, previously beaten, or are unbeatable.
italicized games are in progress.
standard games are games I am not currently trying to beat.
strikethrough games are games that have been abandoned.

1. Death Stranding (PS4)
Having runthrough the entire mainline MGS series last year, I was pretty excited to hop into Death Stranding once I got my hands on it.  I was already aware to not go in expecting an MGS game.  The game seems a lot like a delivery simulator game crossed with survival horror.  I'm not largely familiar with survival horror in general to be honest, but I think it's a recurring trend to have the character powerless and as the game progresses the character gains the ability to defend themselves, so the trends seem to match up here.  I don't think they are doing anything necessarily new, but they are applying indie-esque concepts in a AAA landscape.  The game is very slow to start, and as usual with Kojima the story is just a hot mess that is tough to follow... but once you get into it, it's really good and you just want to continue.  I'm enjoying my time with the game, and I'll likely aim for the platinum on this game.  Really enjoyed this game a lot, it got better as you progressed, the only complaint I have is how inconvenient the fights are when you're trying to work on quests.  It's worse than random battles.  I've decided that since Sony killed the rewards program for earning trophies that I won't bother putting in the time for the platinum.  I might do it later if I really feel like playing Death Stranding, but I doubt it.
Rating: Recommended, but really only if you like exploration games and exposition... and you can tolerate a 10 hour tutorial.

I've been having problems justifying playing Xbox games when I only need to earn achievements every other week to maintain my Rewards streaks, but it seems now they have daily and weekly side goals that can earn me more rewards for playing, so maybe I'll start playing Xbox more.  It's sort of the only reason I started playing SUPERHOT.  Game seems to be exactly the same as it was when I played it during the KS beta, which is okay, but I was hoping they would've added content.
Rating: Recommended, it's like a puzzle/strategy shooter.

3. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (NS)
I finally acquired this game for the Switch after abandoning and dumping my PS4 version.  Started it up pretty soon after getting it, and I'm just as far in this version as I got in the PS4 version.  Much further in the game and I'm making an effort to active accept battles so I can keep up LVL wise.  Doing really good with this game, I'm playing it instead of console games like Judgment which is a good sign for the game.  I've not really had to level grind but once early on because I was doing my skipping all battles things that I do when they let me.  Really feels like I'm towards end game, but I was reading some stuff about the casinos and it made it sound like I wasn't even halfway done.  Finished the game at level 50 I think, credits popped and did a little more to the point that I could tell what was going on.  Time travel to get the "perfect" ending, and honestly, I'm happy with the way things ended here, time travel to get a perfect ending always irks me, so I'm gonna stop here, maybe I'll come back and do it, but bringing people back belittles what everyone went through and fought for.
Rating: Recommended

4. Gris (NS)
Decided to play this because it's short and my wife started playing it and had to quit because she doesn't like platformer games.  I figured if I played through it I could help her out and she could finish it.  Took me an hour or so to beat the game... and I gotta say I don't get the hype for this game.  There is 0 story, the graphics/art are only good when they zoom in for cutscenes which is extremely rare, maybe twice in the whole game.  The music is absolutely necessary for the game to be even slightly enjoyable and even that isn't that great.  The gameplay mechanics are interesting, but nothing really new or noteworthy.  I just don't get it.
Rating: Hard Pass.

5. Pan-Pan (NS)
Decided to play this after Gris because it's been on my Switch for sometime.  It's not a terrible game, but it gives you 0 context so you're just wandering around trying to figure out what to do.  If you know what to do, it's a 30 minute game.  If you don't, maybe an hour if you use Youtube when you give up.  Otherwise, infinity I guess because no context.  I'm gonna have my wife play it because she's better at these types of games, so maybe I just suck.
Rating: Soft Pass.

6. Judgment (PS4)
I finally decided to start up this game, I think I kept putting it off because I wanted to make myself finish Fist of the North Star first, but fuck it, time to play Judgment.  This game started a little slow, but once the story picked up and you got through the first Chapter the game gets the full Yakuza experience.  I'm enjoying playing the game.  The combat feels different than the other Yakuza games, I can't tell if the enemies block more or if I'm just weaker because I'm not Kiryu or what, but it's irksome.  I really hope 7 does poorly and they make 8 and beyond Kiryu style, but with Kaito at the helm.  He feels like a nice replacement for Kiryu and I'd love to see more of him, he can fight like Kiryu, but he has his own personality.
Rating: Recommended.

7. Devil May Cry HD (X1)
Started up this game because my wife claimed that she wants to play through Judgment, so I left the PS4 free.  Started playing this fully expecting Bayonetta, but I can see how this is a predecessor.  I'm not a fan of mandatory limited continues in console gaming.  It's a remnant of arcade games and a time when games really couldn't contain much, so you had to pad for time somehow.  So I got about 4-5 levels in and I died running out of continues.  I made the decision that I don't care enough to try and play through the game flawlessly so I never use any continues as I just want to get through the franchise to the more recent entries, so I started over and unlocked auto easy mode so I can power through this game.  Rather quick to beat once Auto Easy is unlocked.  Overall not terrible game, honestly kind of feels like an episodic 3D metroid-vania type of thing.  Emphasis on the "like".  So far I don't see the love for this series.
Rating: Soft Pass.

8. Devil May Cry 2 HD (X1)
Started this one up immediately after finishing the first.  I've been consistently told to just skip this game.  Even after beating it I don't know why folks say to skip it other than the fact that the entire game feels like filler content, which could be the case.  Otherwise it seems to be a perfectly fine game, I did have to look up what to do in a lot of instances, but that may be more on me than the game itself.  So in this instance, I don't see the hatred for this entry.  I didn't really give the Lucia story a try as that felt like it would definitely be a spin off story and not relevant to the overall series in general.  I might go back to it at some point, but I'll definitely count it as a separate game, it even had its own disc in the original release.
Rating: Soft pass.

9. Wandersong (NS)
Decided to play this after Pan-Pan because I was thinking my wife would like it, but I should play it first so we don't have a Gris repeat.   ::) This game is an adventure game with some platforming elements, so maybe my wife will hate it.  The rhythm stuff is honestly kind of nonexistent.  It's super forgiving.  The platforming sections, which are like 1 per Act, can be pretty tough, but they set you up where you fall so just try again.  The game overall is a bit of a slog for me, I just didn't care about the characters enough to really listen to them, the music didn't feel meaningful in general when I wasn't playing on mute, and since I am playing on mute it's even less so.  I found almost all of the characters in the game absolutely annoying, but getting past Act Five, I've started to care about Miriam, she's the character I seem to identify with the most.  I also thought I was further away from the end at that point and was really considering abandoning the game, but then I read there are only Seven Acts, and I'm there at this point, so no reason not to finish, but I definitely don't see the love for this game.  The dialogue is a little West of Loathing, so it can be amusing at points, but that's about it's only saving grace... which just isn't enough.  Finished the game.  No closure with Audrey, so maybe a sequel?  The game didn't exactly over stay its welcome, but it wasn't really anything special.
Rating: Soft pass.

10. Cat Quest (NS)
Started playing this game because my wife kept pestering me to play it talking about how it's the best game ever.  I promised that I'd play it after finishing Wandersong.  Beat it within a day or so.  Game is super easy to just pick up and play.  Quests are easy to follow.  Combat is simple to use and simple to master.  Side quests are definitely a necessary part of beating the game, but they are quick and simple that it's hardly a hassle.  Complaints.  Viewing the map is a pain.  Seeing where and if there are quests is nigh impossible.  It's a small world, but a lot of quests have you literally running across the world from right to left, and then left to right, top to bottom, etc.  Minor annoyance, but no fast travel exists, I won't really hold that against it given the small size of the world and the relative quickness to the game, just wish you could run faster.  Overall I really enjoyed the game, it probably won't stay on my top 5 list, but it's there for now.
Rating: Soft Recommendation.  It's fun and it doesn't overstay its welcome.  Definitely going to buy the sequel.

11. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition HD (X1)
Started this up immediately after finishing DMC2.  This one was recommended at me as the best DMC game in the series.  I'm kind of hoping that's untrue as DMC4 and Reboot should have QoL improvements over a PS2 game and DMC5 should be even better.  I don't honestly expect a single game in this franchise to make it into my top 10, let alone top 5, for this year.  Having played through the majority of the game, I still don't see what's great about this franchise and this entry in particular.  Matter of fact, the dialogue has seemingly gone even further into the cringe-zone.  At this point it has to be on purpose.  There seems to be actual story to this game compared to the previous two entries.  Actually feels like it directly sets up the story for DMC4, but I could be wildly wrong.
Rating: Soft pass.

12. Bomb Chicken (NS)
Don't really know why I decided to play this.  I'm concerned this is going to be like most platformers where the first 10 levels or so are pretty easy and quick and then the difficulty curve spikes and the last 20 levels take forever and a half and several game overs.  Difficulty spiked, but not too hard, until the last 3-4 levels.  And then I spent an hour or so on the final boss of the game.  Gotta say, this game deserves no hype.  It's okay, but it's not that good and provides almost nothing other than a bomberman esque puzzle platformer.
Rating: Hard Pass.

13. Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (X1)
Didn't really start this one up yet, installed it and started up the game, but literally haven't done a thing.  Started playing it over the weekend.  Wife's friend came over and saw I was playing it and said she wanted to watch me play it because DMC is one of her favorite series.  So I managed to burn through the majority of the game while she was over because I was able to play with minor interruptions.  Finished it up before my kid's nap Sunday afternoon.  Game is much better than previous entries due to QoL stuff and very much felt like Bayonetta, in so many ways.  The game provides no backstory or ICYMI stuff so it almost makes 1 and 3 necessary prerequisites (2 provides nothing to canon).
Rating:  Soft Recommendation.

14. DmC: Devil May Cry (X1)
Started this up while my kid was napping.  This being a 3rd party title, I expected it to be different.  Only Ninja Theory title I've played is Senua, so I have no expectations going into this.  The missions feel particularly long in this game, like way longer than previous entries, but the game overall has a similar run time.  Having played for a bit, while the game definitely has the structure of a DMC game, it doesn't really play like one.  It feels more like Alice: Madness Returns or WET.  It's got a heavy emphasis on puzzle platforming that previous entries just didn't have.  I told my wife my opinion and then she watched me play and she agreed heavily that it made her think of Alice: Madness Returns.  Overall, my favorite entry in the series for many reasons, but I think that might come down to personal preferences and not caring for DMC's general structure.
Rating: Soft Recommendation, but you might hate it if you're a hardcore DMC fan.

15. DmC: Devil May Cry - Vergil's Downfall (X1)
DLC is pretty much bundled as a standalone entry, so I treat it as such.  It's an interesting story as it would definitely link DmC to DmC2 if it existed.  Plays well, a little confusing as the characters do have different basic moves.  I believe Dante had Airhike by default, but you have to purchase it for Vergil.
Rating: Soft Pass.  If DmC 2 ever comes to fruition, Soft Recommendation.

16. Pipe Dreams 3D (PS1)
For some odd reason I decided to play a PS1 game, don't recall if it was wanting to play something in the game room in general or if it was specifically this title.  The stupid pipe connecting mini-games are a favorite of mine, my favorite being this simple flash game called HyperPipes.  Started it up and played it for a couple of days until I beat it.
Rating: Hard Pass.

17. Destruction Derby (PS1)
Finished Pipe Dreams and decided I'd play something else.  I was busy in some manner and didn't go look at my physical PS1 games and looked at my PS1 Classics on my PS3 and decided to play this.  I remember being really good at these games in my youth, but now I play them and I'm not very good, too aggressive.  I don't remember these games doing so much recoil damage for ramming people, but they do apparently.
Rating: Hard Pass.

18. Felony 11-79 (PS1)
I was trying to pick a new game to play after Destruction Derby, I had decided on going back to Tecmo's Deception, but apparently I was playing on PS1/PS2 not on my PS3 using BC, so my save data is on a PS1 memory card and I can't find my PS1/PS2 -> PS3 memory card adapter.  So I started looking at some games and read the back and was total enthralled.  Loaded it up, did three races... credits popped.  Super short game.  I get the gameplay is in its replay value and unlocking things, but wowie was it short.  Also, when I read about destruction I was thinking destructable environments a la Red Faction, so I was a little disappointed.
Rating: Hard Pass.

19. Incredible Crisis (PS1)
Think a quirky Japanese game that consists of Mario Party-esque mini games.  You have Incredible Crisis.  Overall funny and enjoyable, but the final minigame is straight up brutal.  You have to alternately press /\ and [], while also pressing left and right on the D-Pad to dodge attacks.  This lasts for like 3 minutes.  The story also never really explains why this one lady is consistently trying to murder your family.
Rating: Soft Pass.

20. Medal of Honor (360)
I was trying to pick a game to play and I really wanted to play something mindless while I was doing some configuring of my PS1 Classic, of which now that it's set up I might play a lot more PS1 games and I might even play some other stuff if I can get retroarch working correctly.  So I loaded this up and started playing it.  It's definitely up there tier wise with CoD and Battlefield for playability.  I don't know about story though, it might be, but I really don't recall the story of CoD or Battlefield.  It was a relatively enjoyable experience.
Rating: Soft Recommendation.

21. Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PS1)
Decided to pop this in after Medal of Honor while the PS1 classic was still configuring, this is like a 3 day process and required me to buy a new external hard drive (8TB).  Starting out this game was pretty tough because the FOV was so small for a stealth game and the enemies could see me while they were outside of my physical FOV, but as I progressed I learned how you are supposed to handle those things.  The controls are very frustrating at times as you and the enemy will be fighting and constantly missing each other, could really do with a lock on system.  Definitely not aged well IMO, but I'm gonna attempt to play through the rest of the Tenchu games this year to see how they've progressed.  It's possible that Aragami will be a true successor to Tenchu if these games don't live up to that one, because boy did I enjoy Aragami.
Rating: Soft Pass.

22. Conflict: Denied Ops (360)
Wanted to play another FPS game that wasn't available on X1BC, saw this was FPS and was like sure.  This is mostly because I want to play in my game room and not the living room where the modern consoles are.  The controls on this game take some getting used to.  It's one of those tactics FPS games where you guide and tell your partner what to do or they do nothing.  It's got some interesting mechanics that I enjoy, but the not using LT to zoom/aim is frustrating because I'll constantly press LT, fuck up my tactics, and still not zoom in.  The game also has no run button so I'll click the left stick to run and he'll crouch.  I'm getting more used to it and as I get used to it I enjoy the game more, but it sure has a learning curve.  The final level of this game is so damned brutal compared to the rest of the game it's kind of frustrating.
Rating: Hard Pass.

23. Doom 64 (X1)
Preordered Doom Eternal mostly just to get this freebie.  My order got delayed, but they still sent me the code for the game so I was pretty ecstatic to jump into it.  For a 20 year old game it has a disturbing amount of lag and framerate drops, especially on X1X.  Overall an enjoyable experience.  Enjoyed the experience so much that I went back and got all of the achievements for the game.  If it has a platinum trophy I might double dip because I enjoyed it that much... no such luck unsurprisingly.
Rating: Recommended.

24. Doom 64: The Lost Levels (X1)
This is a shorter separate campaign made available after beating the main campaign.  Overall enjoyable experience, I sort of wish they had done more levels as I really want to play more.  This campaign is exclusive to the remaster/rerelease here and it's in the same vain as post release expansions for other Doom games.  Well worth buying this game for and with an overall price point of $5 it's absolutely recommended.
Rating: Recommended.

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Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2019, 07:44:52 pm »
I didn't get to complete many games this year, the main reason being Pokémon Shield.

My now 8-year old niece is totally into everything Pokémon, and last year she had shown me Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu which I thought looked pretty good, but since I had never played a Pokémon game or watched the cartoons there was a lot of stuff (region lore, character backgrounds, etc.) I didn't really get. So, after playing a bit of Let's Go Pikachu with my niece and seeing her enthusiasm while she explained everything to me I decided to buy Sword for her and Shield for myself, and we've been playing since January and have been having a blast.

It's been the perfect Covid-lockdown game for me, and with the main game and both DLCs completed, a complete Living Pokédex (incl. every available Pokémon not in the dex), over 250 shiny Pokémon, and more than 1400 hours of playtime I can now say that this game has definitely been completed. GOTY for me, no contest.

My backlog is now bigger than ever, though, but I'll get around to digging into it eventually :)


1. Galaxy Invader 1000 (Handheld LSI game) - Reached max score of 1000 = Game Over.
2. Espgaluda II Black Label (360) - All game modes completed, the two novice modes 1CC'd on default settings.
3. Scramble (Switch) - 1CC on default settings.
4. Pacific Wings (Switch) - 1CC No Deaths on default settings first time ever playing the game = very poor shmup.
5. Time Pilot (360) - 1CC on default settings.
6. Pokémon Shield (Switch) - Complete story/Living Pokédex (incl. both DLCs) + all transfer/trade only pokémon.
7. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (Switch) - Complete story + almost every side quest (incl. SoDS expansion).
8. Horizon Chase Turbo (Switch) - All races completed in 1st-3rd place, except the 109 races endurance championship; Game crashed during race 91 while I was leading the championship and I couldn't be bothered to start all over from scratch. The Switch port of this game has sloppy performance in general, but a crash hours into a championship of 109 full races that has to be completed in one sitting with no save option is just so incredibly bad, and unfortunately it ruined the whole experience for me.
9. Donkey Kong - NES (Switch) - Two casual playthroughs, made it to L4/Game A and L3/Game B.


1. Ultracore - Collector's Edition (Switch)
2. Smoke and Sacrifice (Switch)
3. Thimbleweed Park (PS4)
4. Kingdom: New Lands - Collector's Edition (Switch)
5. Gigantic Army (Switch)
6. Trüberbrook (Switch)
7. Romancing Saga 3 (Switch)
8. Thea: The Awakening (Switch)
9. Battle Princess Madelyn: Royal Edition (Switch)
10. Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix - Special Edition (Switch)
11. Terraria (Switch)
12. Kemco RPG Omnibus (Switch)
13. Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX - Collector's Edition (Switch)
14. River City Girls (Switch)
15. Blazing Chrome - VHS Edition (Switch)
16. Pawarumi - Limited Edition (PS4)
17. Anthem (PS4)
18. Planescape: Torment & Icewind Dale: Enhanced Editions (Switch)
19. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition (Switch)
20. Rune Factory 4 Special - Archival Edition (Switch)
21. Psyvariar Delta (Switch)
22. Rockman Zero & ZX Double Hero Collection (Switch)
23. Vasara Collection - Collector's Edition (Switch)
24. Poi: Explorer Edition (Switch)
25. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)
26. Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)
27. La-Mulana 1 & 2 - Hidden Treasures Edition (Switch)
28. Trials of Mana (Switch)
29. WarGroove - Deluxe Edition (Switch)
30. Dead or School (Switch)
31. Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans - Old School Heroes Edition (Switch)
32. Stranger Things 3: The Game (Switch)
33. Blasphemous - Collector's Edition (Switch)
34. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Collector's Set (Switch)
35. ADK Damashii (PS4)
36. Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (Switch)
37. Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition (Switch)
38. Dark Devotion - Devoted Bundle (Switch)
39. Minecraft (Switch)
40. PC Engine Core Grafx Mini Console
41. Gun Gun Pixies - Day One Edition (Switch)
42. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)
43. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country (Switch)
44. Octopath Traveler (Switch)
45. Kemco RPG Selection Vol. 1 (Switch)
46. Gunlord X - Limited Edition (Switch)
47. Namcot Collection (Switch)
48. Moero Chronicle Hyper (Switch)
49. Mary Skelter 2 (Switch)
50. 2064: Read Only Memories (Integral) - Collector's Edition (Switch)
51. VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action - Collector's Edition (Switch)
52. Graceful Explosion Machine (Switch)
53. Horizon Chase Turbo (Switch)
54. Finding Teddy II - Definitive Edition (Switch)
55. Shmup Collection (Switch)
56. Darius Cozmic Collection: Arcade & Console - Collector's Edition (Switch)
57. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
58. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
59. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Switch)
60. Lot of 73 PS2 games
61. Tetris 99 (Switch)
62. Lovecraft's Untold Stories - Collector's Edition (PS4)
63. Space Blaze (Switch)
64. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (DS)
65. Pokémon: Pearl Version (DS)
66. SteamWorld Collection (Switch)
67. Counter-Strike 1: Anthology (PC)
68. Nexomon: Extinction (Switch)
69. Golf Story (Switch)
70. Brave Dungeon Chronicle Pack (Switch)
71. Lock's Quest (PS4)
72. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Switch)
73. Door Kickers: Action Squad - Crimefighter Edition (Switch)
74. Slot Machine with 118 Games and 3 Sound Levels (mini arcade console)
75. Key Ring with Digital Pet (LCD game)
76. Chroma Squad (Switch)
77. Freedom Finger (Switch)
78. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - Remastered (PS4)
79. Rainbow Brite: Journey to Rainbow Land (Coleco Tabletop Arcade)
80. Moero Crystal H - Limited Edition (Switch)
81. Murder By Numbers - Limited Edition (Switch)
82. Xeno Crisis - Collector's Edition (Switch)
83. Mothergunship (PS4)
84. Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PS4)
85. The Survivalists (Switch)
86. Ball - Club Nintendo Re-issue (Game & Watch)
87. Moon - Premium Edition (Switch)
88. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer featuring The Legend of Zelda (Switch)
89. Wallachia: Reign of Dracula (Switch)
90. Darkwood (Switch)
91. Black Bird (Switch)
92. Shadowgate (Switch)
92. Mystik Belle (PS4)
93. Fate/EXTELLA LINK - Fleeting Glory Edition (Switch)
94. Stardew Valley - Collector's Edition (Switch)
95. Super Mario Bros. (Game & Watch)
96. Yes, Your Grace (Switch)
97. Dark Souls Trilogy (PS4)
98. Bayonetta & Vanquish - 10th Anniversary Bundle (PS4)
99. Minecraft Dungeons - Hero Edition (PS4)
100. The Sexy Brutale - Full House Edition (PS4)
101. Deponia (PS4)
102. Chaos on Deponia (PS4)
103. Goodbye Deponia (PS4)
104. Deponia Doomsday (PS4)
105. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin - Divine Edition (Switch)
106. Waifu Uncovered (Switch)
107. Ikaruga - Hypergun Edition (Switch)
108. Morbid: The Seven Acolytes - Signature Edition (Switch)
109. Sisters Royale - I'm Being Harassed by 5 Sisters and it Sucks Edition (Switch)
110. Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch)
111. Final Fantasy IX (Switch)
112. Little Town Hero - Big Idea Edition (Switch)
113. Sega Astro City Mini Console
114. Aleste Collection (Switch)
115. Kyogeki Quartet Fighters (Switch)
116. Elliot Quest (Switch)
117. Dungreed (Switch)
118. Ittle Dew (Switch)
119. CrossCode - Collector's Edition (Switch)
120. Aleste Collection - Game Gear Micro Include Edition (Switch)
121. Entertainment System Mini Game Anniversary Edition Console
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Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2019, 07:48:13 pm »
GREEN - BEATEN - The games story or core experience has been finished.
BLUE - PLAYING - In the process of playing the game.
BLACK - ENDLESS/MULTIPLAYER - Games with no clear ending or purely for online multiplayer.
RED - DROPPED - Either hated the game, lost interest, or just never returned to finish.

1 - World War Z (PC 2019) - DROPPED
2 - Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (PC 2017) - BEAT
3 - Hellbalde: Senua's Sacrifice (PC 2017) - BEAT
4 - Pokemon Sword (Switch 2019) - BEAT
5 - Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (PS4 2020) - BEAT
6 - Metro Exodus DLC (PC 2020) - BEAT
7 - Nioh 2 (PS4 2020) - DROPPED
8 - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PC 2018) - DROPPED
9 - Jurassic World: Evolution (PC 2018) - DROPPED
10 - Doom: Eternal (PC 2020) - BEAT
11 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch 2020) - BEAT
12 - Resident Evil 3 (PC 2020) - BEAT
13 - Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC 2020) - BEAT
14 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4 2020) - BEAT
15 - Fallout 76 (PC 2018) - BEAT
16 - Predator: Hunting Grounds (PC 2020) - ENDLESS
17 - Maneater (PC 2020) - BEAT
18 - Helltaker (PC 2020) - BEAT
19 - Terraria (PC 2011) - BEAT
20 - Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn Remastered (PC 2020) - BEAT
21 - The Last of Us: Remastered (PS4 2014) - BEAT
22 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert Remastered (PC 2020) - DROPPED
23 - Green Hell (PC 2018) - BEAT
24 - The Last of Us: Part 2 (PS4 2020) - BEAT
25 - Earth Defense Force 5 (PC 2019) - DROPPED
26 - Ghost of Tsushima (PS4 2020) - BEAT
27 - Battletoads (PC 2020) - BEAT
28 - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (Switch 2020) - PLAYING
29 - Fortnite (PC 2017) - ENDLESS
30 - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 (PS4 2020) - BEAT
31 - Marvel Avengers (PS4 2020) - BEAT
32 - Watchdogs 2 (PC 2016) - BEAT
33 - Hades (PC 2020) - BEAT
34 - Shock Troopers (Arcade 1997) - BEAT
35 - Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad (Arcade 1998) - BEAT
36 - Carrion (PC 2020) - BEAT
37 - Streets of Rage 4 (PC 2020) - BEAT
38 - Genshin Impact (PC 2020) - ENDLESS
39 - The Surge 2 (PC 2019) - BEAT
40 - Darksiders Genesis (PC 2019) - DROPPED
41 - Control (PC 2019) - BEAT
42 - Alien: Isolation (PC 2014) - BEAT
43 - Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PC 2019) - BEAT
44 - Astro's Playroom (PS5 2020) - BEAT
45 - Demon's Souls (PS5 2020) - BEAT
46 - Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5 2020) - BEAT
47 - Rust (PC 2013) - ENDLESS
48 - Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4 2018) - BEAT
49 - Spider-Man: Remastered (PS5 2020) - PLAYING
50 - Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4 2015) - BEAT
51 - Cyberpunk 2077 (PC 2020) - PLAYING
52 - Override 2 (PS5 2020) - PLAYING
« Last Edit: December 26, 2020, 01:39:45 am by kamikazekeeg »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2019, 07:56:19 pm »
Reserved :)

But it's not even the 31st yet  ;)

eh, I got bored before some Christmas plans I had today and started thinking how excited I am to tackle this challenge for next year, so I created the thread a week early :)

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2019, 09:49:00 pm »
1. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu(Switch)-1/2/20-7.5/10
2. Street Fighter: The Movie(Saturn)-1/3/20-4/10
3. Bullet Witch(Xbox 360)-1/4/20-6.5/10
4. Katamari Damacy REROLL(Switch)-1/6/20-8.5/10
5. Virtua Fighter Remix(Saturn)-1/10/20-4/10
6. Bioshock Infinite(PS4)-1/14/20-9/10(Burial At Sea-1/15/20, Burial At Sea Episode 2-1/20/20)
7. Virtua Cop(Saturn)-1/22/20-7/10

8. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order(Switch)-3/18/20-7.5/10
9. Doki Doki Literature Club(PC)-3/20/20-9/10
10. Contra: Shattered Soldiers(PS2)-3/26/20-7/10
11. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II(Xbox 360)-3/27/20-6/10
12. The Matrix: Path of Neo(Xbox)-3/29/20-7.5/10

13. Captain America: Super Soldier(Xbox 360)-4/1/20-7/10
14. Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo(PS2)-4/6/10-6.5/10
15. Beyblade: Let it Rip!(PS1)-4/6-6.5/10
16. Kingdom Hearts III(PS4)-4/24-7/10
17. Resident Evil 3(PS4)-4/26/20-8/10
18. Capcom vs. SNK(DC)-4/26/20-7/10
19. 198X(PC)-4/26/20-8/10

20. Call of Juarez: The Cartel(PC)-6/1/20-6/10
21. Dark Souls Remastered(PS4)-6/16/20-9/10

22. The Last of Us Part II(PS4)-7/19/20-7/10
23. Silent Hill: Homecoming(PS3)-7/22/20-5/10
24. Mafia II(PC)-7/27/20-8/10

25. Mortal Kombat 11: Afternath(PS4)-8/4/20-8/10
26. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes(Switch)-8/7/20-7/10
27. Metal Slug(PC)-8/8/20-8/10
28. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash(Wii U)-8/9/20-5/10
29. The King of Fighters: Orochi Saga(PS4)-8/20/20-9/10

30. The King of Fighters 2001(PS2)-9/14/20-7/10
31. The King of Fighters 2002(PS2)-9/15/20-9/10
32. The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match(PS2)-9/16/20-9.5/10
33. The King of Fighters 2003(PS2)-9/17/20-9/10
34. The King of Fighters: Neowave(PS2)-9/20/20-7/10

35. Homefront(PC)-10/11/20-5/10

36. Mafia(PC)-12/25/20-7/10
37. Astro's Playroom(PS5)-12/31/20-8/10
1. Resident Evil 3: Nemeis(PC)-4/4/20-9/10
2. The King of Fighters 1999(PS1)-9/9/20-8/10
3. The King of Fighters 2000(PS4)-9/12/20-8/10
4. The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Maniax(Xbox)-9/21/20-5/10
5. The King of Fighters 2006(PS2)-9/21/20-8/10
6. The King of Fighters XI(PS2)-9/23/20-10/10
7. The King of Fighters XII(PS3)-9/23/20-5/10
8. The King of Fighters XIII(PC)-9/23/20-10/10
9. The King of Fighters XIV(PS4)-9/25/20-7/10

Now Playing
Ghost of Tsushima-PS4
Super Mario 3D World-WiiU
Yugioh: Legacy of the Duelist-Link Evolution-Switch
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2-PS4
Army of TWO: The 40th Day

Replay List
Bujingai: The Forsaken City

Nope List(Games abandoned)

« Last Edit: December 31, 2020, 10:20:11 pm by droaa »


Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2019, 11:18:40 am »
Plan on beating in 2020
  • Ape Escape 2 [PS2]
  • BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend [PS4]
  • BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle [NSW]
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night [PC]
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia [3DS]
  • Giga Wrecker [NSW]
  • Golf Story [NSW]
  • Iconoclasts [NSW]
  • Indivisible [NSW]
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD [PS4]
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories [GBA]
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Dream Drop Distance HD [PS4]
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 - A Fragmentery Passage [PS4]
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 [PS4]
  • Legrand Legacy [PC]
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE [NSW]
  • World Ends With You, The: Final Remix [NSW]
Games beat in 2020
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 - This is the best Luigi's Mansion title, which in retrospect, it didn't have to do anything too special to beat out the original. I was concerned at the start that the mission structure of 2 had returned, but they just wanted to introduce the new tricks of the Poltergust and soon after you're left to proceed through the Hotel in peace. The touched up visuals and Luigi's expressions are great, it even diverted from 1 melody for the whole mansion, instead having unique tracks per floor which helps the audio from getting too stale. I can't think of too many criticisms... Traversing water (exclusive to floor B2) was a low point for me, mainly because controlling Luigi normally feels fine, but now Luigi is sucking and blow forward and back, borderline tank controls! I guess the final boss went down 3-hit style contrary to the rest of the bosses in the game, an odd choice. It's as if King Boo and all of the other bosses were designed by two different teams.
  • Astral Chain - This was dissapointing, feels like one of the more experimental titles that they've worked on. Take all of the mobility options and tie it to a second character in battle with you. It takes a bit of getting used to and until you pick that up you will feel quite slow compared to the likes of Bayonetta, Raiden and 2B. Not to mention the story partway through is ridiculous, it's not good at being coy, character motives get muddled and confusing. Dialogue sounds disjointed, almost devoid of the situation at times. Astral Chain has some platforming and basic puzzles, through the entire run it never felt good. Whenever that platforming is thrown in mid-way through boss battles is when I suddenly feel useless at video games. A lot of tweaks to the PlatinumGames formula can be found in Astral Chain but it just doesn't pay-off for me and even still their usual weaknesses are laid bare.
  • Megaman X3 [Legacy Collection NSW] - I've heard X3 had a problem with backtracking and I certianly felt, even looking up walkthroughs left my quite confused. It just feels like a cheap tactic to extend playtime. Pretty tough from the start but once I got back in the rhythm of things. That is until I got steamrolled by final form Sigma (or Kaiser Sigma) which just broke my spirit. As of now I've put X3 down because I just wasn't gaining ground, looks like the Z-Saber is potent against him so I'll try that out later.
  • Megaman X4 [Legacy Collection NSW] - As a PS1 kid I'm glad I got to experience X4 first-hand. A notable increase in fidelity, character and background detail and I'm fond of the pre-rendered scenes because of the PS thing. The CD quality sountrack is taken in a different direction, more than just rock, distinct enough from the original Mega Man series (and even the previous X games) to portray a far-off future, a new era for Mega Man in every sense of the word. The Anime cutsenes and hilara-bad voice direction is enjoyable to say the least (I love quoting Sigma) Without a doubt the easiest of the first 4 X games, I still had fun buster only on a bunch of the bosses. I finished a run as X, will definitely revisit with Zero eventually, looks tough though.
  • Murder by Numbers [NSW] - This is a much appreciated mix-up of the Picross formula; a murder mystery fusion. Well this was the most engaging Picross game I've played, a lively soundtrack by Masakazu Sugimori (Pheonix Wright & Viewtiful Joe). Basically it plays like a visual novel, but to uncover clues, you solve a picross board to progress. While the game won't let you go down a bad route, the characters will keep you guessing so there's nothing too cliche. The most varied cast I've see in a while, designed by Hato Mao (Hatoful Boyfriend... yes the one where you date Pigeons)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep HD [PS4] - BBS addresses some issues I had with KH 1 & 2 - the command deck aims to simplify magic, item and commands management during active combat. It also swaps the magic cooldown from KH2 in favour of individual cooldown across your deck. For me personally, I can still pay attention to the action and make meaningful, situation-based inputs, quicker to pick up and adapt to. The story is not quite as intertwining as you might expect a prequel to be, I'm not familar with all of the games in the series but it's still fairly self-contained, forgive a handful of character appearences, mostly future organization XIII members.
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons [NSW] - It's great to see another Nintendo IP on the Switch getting the expansion the series needed. Improved in basically every way, as the seasonal updates is likely just the nudge I need to jump back in pretty soon.
  • Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded [PS2] - After original R&C, I noticed a mechanical shift in R&C2 to compliment the gameplay better this time, strafing being the biggest culprit as well as pausing gameplay while using quick select, giving you that little bit of leeway to pick out the best weapon for the situation. Moving Ratchet about and swinging your wrench is a bit faster now. More wacky weapon designs, including some mainstay designs: lancer, Rifle, mini-turret glove, gravity bomb. The Gravity Boot sequences don't restrict your mobility as much so they're tolerable at all. Weapon balancing is starting to slip though, earlier weapons becoming quite weak. Not sure what to say about the plot, it's alright I guess. The original game had the 'The admirer becomes the hero, while the hero they admired shows their true nature as a villian.
  • Ōkami HD [NSW] - I am somewhat ashamed that I didn't check this game out when it counted. This games art direction holds up real well, and the HD treatment is all it needed to make this an easy win. It's cool to see a combat system tied more closely to the characters traits. Had some depth perception issues towards late game dungeons. Otherwise the game is pretty easy, I think maybe the HD version could have done with an extra difficulty options. A lot of really weird character designs, a lot of perv jokes too. I enjoyed my time with Ōkami which might have benefitted from just a couple quality of life options.
  • Fire Emblem Three Houses -
  • Mr. Driller DrillLand -
  • Corpse Party: Blood Drive [NSW] -
  • Donkey Kong Country [NSW online] -
  • Transistor [NSW] -
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim -
  • Kill la Kill IF [PS4] -
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time [PS4] -
« Last Edit: January 03, 2021, 02:51:43 pm by indenton »


Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2019, 12:13:09 pm »
Currently playing:
Rats (GBC)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Super Smash T.V. (SNES)

Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis) 7/11/20 | ★★★★★
Streets of Rage (Genesis) 7/11/20 | ★★★★★ - First game beat in new house
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (SNES) 3/21/20 | ★★★★★ - Played co-operatively with Joe
Kirby's Dream Land 2 (Game Boy) 2/29/20 | ★★★★★
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Switch) 2/27/20 | ★★★★
Kirby's Dream Land Advance (PC) 2/24/20 | ★★★★
Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy) 2/21/20 | ★★★★
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch) 2/15/20 | ★★★★★
FC Genjin (NES) 2/14/20 | ★★★★
Bonk's Adventure (PC Engine) 2/9/20 | ★★★★
Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis) 1/25/20 | ★★★★★ - Played on Sega Genesis Mini
Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES) 1/24/20 | ★★★★★ - Played on Wii U Virtual Console
Super Castlevania IV (SNES) 1/19/20 | ★★★★★
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (PC Engine) 1/14/20 | ★★★★★ - Played on PlayStation 4
Castlevania (NES) 1/5/20 | ★★★★

Plan on Playing:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Castlevania III
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
« Last Edit: July 18, 2020, 02:28:44 pm by aliensstudios »
"I collect vidya games and vidya game accessories, I tell you what."

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2020
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2019, 12:13:57 pm »
Reserved as well. This year I'm not going for 52, instead I'm just going for all the long ass games I missed out on cause I was trying to get 52 in 2019 lol. Persona 5 here I come!

Also since I'm not going for the full 52, I figured I'd start a list of games I want to finish this year.

Games I plan on beating in 2020:
God of War 2
God of War 3
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The Witcher 3
Persona 5
Dragon Quest XI
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Horizon Zero Dawn
Death Stranding
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Luigi's Mansion 3

2020 Game Beat List:
1. God of War 2 (PS2) - 1/5
2. Pokemon Sword (Switch) - 1/8
3. God of War 3 Remastered (PS4) - 1/17
4. Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon (3DS) - 2/1
5. God of War (PS4) - 2/3
6. Mortal Kombat (Genesis) - 2/9
7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4) - 2/13
8. Luigi's Mansion 3 (Switch) - 2/27
9. Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) - 3/8
10. Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast) - 3/22
11. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) - 3/29
12. Undertale (Switch) - 4/2
13. Abzu (PS4) - 4/4
14. Sayonara Wild Hearts (Switch) - 4/10
15. Journey (PS4) - 4/11
16. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) - 5/3
17. Dragon's Lair (Switch) - 5/15
18. Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) - 5/23
19. Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core (PSP) - 6/2
20. The Last of Us Remastered/Left Behind (PS4) - 6/5
21. The Last of Us Part II (PS4) - 6/30
22. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (Switch) - 10/11
23. Astro's Playroom (PS5) - 12/28

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