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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2024!!!!!
« on: July 03, 2024, 10:36:50 pm »
Finally caught up and wrote out stuff about all the games I've played so far this year... now time to fall behind again lol

In short, it's a consistency error on GameFAQ's behalf.[/font]
which is another reason why its dumb that we use gamefaqs as gospel because this inconsistency makes this site look as disorganized and incompetent as they are.

My edit was rejected so someone else can fix it Gamefaqs lists the game as what is listed as the alt name, so the title is wrong.  Gamefaqs is also inconsistent for this franchise as one entry uses a hyphen and the other uses a colon.

Here is the other entry with the correct name

I'll voice that I'd go with 6 at the moment.

My only concern with the current state of the examples is that Xbox controller is branded primarily as a Series X controller.  My concern being that oldest/newest might not be best as opposed to what the primary intent is.  I would need to find a good example of something like the above xbox/ps examples but where the primary intent is an older platform that works on the newer platform.  Like I think DS4 controllers now say they work on ps5 (only for ps4 games) but that doesnt mean it should go under ps5. The mickey controller could be a good example in that it is primarily branded for wii (and should be under wii) despite it saying also works on wii u.  Its not a wii u controller, they are just clarifying for customers that it will work on both.

Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Consolidation of PSN PS3
« on: June 21, 2024, 06:38:11 pm »
but the fact that some work on PS3 and PS Vita whereas no PSP games are playable on PS3, it irks me a little.

I never had a PSP but I do have PSP games installed on my PS3 somehow, I guess from the "buy one get them all" thing you mentioned before.
it's possible.  From my recollection actual PSP executables can be stored but not installed on PS3, so maybe cross buy, but I dont recall crossbuy existing prior to Vita, but I wouldnt be surprised.

Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Consolidation of PSN PS3
« on: June 20, 2024, 08:13:29 pm »
PS2 Classics are PS3 only, the PS4/PS5 versions of PS2 classics are separate products, even from themselves, all 3 have their own distinct product listings if I recall correctly.  I have no point of reference regarding PS2 Classics netting you PS4/PS5 versions.  (I can confirm that I own Twisted Metal: Black as a PS2 Classic and I do not own the PS4 version and cannot obtain it for free)

PSOne Classics are PS3, PSP, and PSVita, 1 purchase, 1 product listing.  Owning PSOne classics that are now available on PS4/PS5 generally allows you to purchase the PS4/PS5 version for free, but you do still have to make a purchase (source: Me "rebuying" Wild Arms 1 + 2 on PS4 and PS5.)

I'm not terribly familiar with PS Minis as I thought they were Vita only.

Referring to some content on PSN, the PSP, PS3, and PS Vita versions were separate products, but they leveraged "cross-buy" which meant by buying one, you owned all.  In this situation the user should reasonably add all 3 (PSP, PS Vita, and PS3) to their collection.  Some of these games even had separate trophy lists, but I think that was usually ones without cross-saves.  In the cases of PS2 Classics, PSOne Classics, and PS Minis, Sony treated these as separate product types from PSP, PS Vita, and PS3 games.

Personally, I'm fine with PS2 Classics going into PSN PS3 because they were only playable on PS3.  PSOne classics is complicated because it's not PS3, PSP, nor PS Vita, and they aren't treated differently per platform, but again, owning them doesn't necessarily get you the PS4/PS5 versions, but my sole experience is with Wild Arms.  As for PS Mini, I'm not opposed to putting them under PSN PSP, but the fact that some work on PS3 and PS Vita whereas no PSP games are playable on PS3, it irks me a little.

General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2024!!!!!
« on: May 20, 2024, 11:11:32 pm »
Spent the last 3 hours writing up blurbs about the games I had played this year.  Managed to get up to like a week ago, hoping I can bother to churn out a few more blurbs tomorrow and catch up.

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: May 20, 2024, 11:10:13 pm »
life is exhausting and generally sucks, but you know, that's life.

Man, I really hate to hear that. Anything I can help with?
Nope just been sick a lot and to be blunt my kid is a terror.

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: May 16, 2024, 11:28:00 pm »
life is exhausting and generally sucks, but you know, that's life.

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: April 12, 2024, 05:31:54 pm »
Yeah, I don't even buy like a single game per month anymore.  I don't even recall the last time I actually made a retro purchase, games I buy these days are modern or steam.

General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2024!!!!!
« on: April 02, 2024, 10:36:21 am »
Main List
Previous List

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.

50. Arietta of Spirits (PC)
Another backlog group game.  This game is Zelda-like but much smaller scale, less items to deal with, and a very child friendly story.  A lovely game to be able to play in front of my son because the story and everything is fine enough for him... that said, I don't think I played it in front of him for very long.  All in all, a really good zelda like game, I don't think the game really had any puzzles, so mostly just exploration and combat with some quick boss fights here and there.  Unfortunately the game has a difficulty based achievement that you can't even get on your first playthrough because you have to unlock the difficulty mode, so this isn't a game that I'll 100% complete, but did literally everything else.  Won't ever be a fan of difficulty based achievements.  Story is quite good, interesting characters and plot, though the ending was a bit of a letdown and vaguely hints at a sequel.
Rating: Soft recommendation

51. Beacon Pines (PC)
Another backlog group game.  Unfortunately these backlog groups are PC only so I'm really skipping out on my console gaming time... still sitting on FF7R2 for months.  Anyway, I thought for a fraction of a second about playing this in front of my kid, but just knew there was no way this game wasn't going to have inappropriate situations and language... and I wasn't wrong.  Not a fan of the art style... especially the furry vibes it gives, nothing personal, just not my bag art style wise.  Anyway that aside, the game is actually quite great, fantastic story telling, fantastic gameplay mechanics and play loop.  I'll just say that I have some major spoiler related issues with the ending.  I try to do spoiler free reviews and comments here and SMF here on VGC doesn't support spoiler statements so I can't even black out my spoilers easily... though I really do want to rant about this game.  Suffice it to say while the ending isn't awful, I was unhappy with the ending... I felt it could have resolved some things it chose not to resolve.  The game very much did give Night in the Woods vibes so I'm going to really try to get my wife to play through the game at some point so at least I have someone to talk to about this game's ending.
Rating: Soft recommendation

I'm not going to make edits because it'll just get rejected, but I'll inform folks so maybe Dhaabi can fix it.  All of the PS4 Accessory listings for the 20th anniversary controllers are incorrect in their description

"packaging text in English, French model #: CUH-ZCT1U embossed touchpad with 2, O, X, square, triangle symbols available as a part of the Sony PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition boxed release or as a standalone retail release" 

Console release of the controller has the iconography on the touchpad, all standalone retail releases do not have the iconography on the touchpad.  They are different controllers.

Microsoft aquiring Epic Games, Rockstar Games and Mojang.
No.  No.  And they acquired Mojang a long time ago.

General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« on: January 16, 2024, 10:38:32 am »
So I'm posting this super late, but I'm finally getting around to finishing up writing stuff for last year and building my final stats.

Main List

It's the end of the year, so time to build that final stats post.

Top Games played released in 2023
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (NS)
  • Atelier Ryza 3 (NS)
  • Lies of P (XS)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)
  • Resident Evil 4 (PS5)

Top Games played NOT released in 2023
  • Saints Row (XS)
  • Wild Arms (PS5)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (NS)
  • Stray (PC)
  • TOEM (PS5)

Top Games played overall in 2023
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (NS)
  • Atelier Ryza 3 (NS)
  • Lies of P (XS)
  • Saints Row (XS)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)

Honorable Mention
  • Goldeneye 007 (XS)
  • The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (PC)
  • Robocop: Rogue City (XS)
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (NS)
  • Wild Arms 2 (PS5)

Console breakdown
Platform   Count
PC      22
XS      17
X1      12
PS5      11
360      10
NS      9
PSX      7
ARC      5
GBA      5
NES      5
PS4      5
SNES   5
GEN      4
GB      3
N64      2
ZX      2
3DS      1
DOS      1
GBC      1
GG      1
PCE      1

Platform with the Most Beat Games: PC really had a commanding lead this year.  Between Steam Deck, setting up my curator account, and working on backlog stuff in a primarily Steam group, it had a heavy push this year.

Platform with the most unfinished titles: Again I didn't really keep track of abandoned games like last year, I really need to make an effort of keeping track of that somehow... but I think PC probably wins that, as I actually did real good finishing up console games that I started this year.

Current v. Retro v. Mobile/Handheld v. PC v Arcade: 54 - 37 - 11 - 22 - 5. (I am considering anything not PS4/X1/NS/PS5/XS to be "retro").  I considered making ZX and DOS under PC, but I kept it retro, so despite PC's big numbers, modern gaming still has a commanding lead, even retro smashes PC.  I added Arcade as a separate one this year, because I actually played a few arcade games this year and they definitely aren't all retro or modern.

Game that ate up the most time: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom hands down, it had roughly 200 hours logged.  I was thinking about Saints Row because it had nearly 100, but then I remembered TotK came out this year.

Quickest game beat: Another 100 hidden game, 100 hidden birds 2.

  • Best Racing Game: Forza Horizon 5 (XS)
  • Best Puzzle Game: Glass Masquerade (PC)
  • Best Platformer: Super Mario Bros. Wonder (NS)
  • Best RPG: Atelier Ryza 3 (NS)
  • Best Action Game: Lies of P (XS)
  • Best Story: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (NS)
  • Best Soundtrack: Wild Arms/Wild Arms 2 (PS5)
  • Best Shooter: Goldeneye 007 (XS)
  • Best Independent Game: Lies of P (XS)
  • Best Handheld Game: Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)
  • Best Xbox Game: Lies of P (XS)
  • Best Playstation Game: Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)
  • Best Nintendo Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (NS)
  • Best PC Game: The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (PC)
  • Character of the Year: Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom)
  • Studio of the Year: Nintendo
  • GOTY from another Year: Saints Row (XS)
  • Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (NS)

Game per year list
2023 Goldeneye 007
2022 Pupperazzi
2021 Cats in Time
2020 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered
2019 Control
2018 Hexologic
2017 Need for Speed: Payback
2016 Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
2015 Need for Speed
2014 Sakura Spirit
2013 The Typing of the Dead: Overkill
2012 Double Dragon Neon
2011 WWE All Stars
2010 WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2011
2009 WWE Legends of Wrestlemania
2008 Call of Duty: World at War
2007 WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008
2006 Call of Duty 3
2005 Banjo Pilot
2004 Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure
2003 Sonic Pinball Party
2002 Lilo & Stitch
2001 Konami Krazy Racers
2000 Batman Beyond (GBC)
1999 Twisted Metal 4
1998 Twisted Metal III
1997 Goldeneye 007
1996 Twisted Metal 2
1995 The Adventures of Batman & Robin
1994 The Adventures of Batman & Robin
1993 SegaSonic The Hedgehog
1992 Batman: Revenge of the Joker
1991 Batman: The Video Game
1990 Batman: The Video Game
1989 Batman: The Video Game
1988 Karnov
1987 Trojan
1986 Batman

General / Re: VGCollect Secret Santa Feedback
« on: January 10, 2024, 04:43:11 pm »
Yeah, the excessively part can make it easy to misinterpret.  Some folks might genuinely feel stick to it, and some might feel it's no pressure to stick to it, but don't send a thousand dollars worth of stuff.

I'm not your mom do what you want, but sending out a thousand dollars worth of stuff, no matter how generous the thought might be, might make the receiver feel guilty for only doing or staying near the limit and it can make the other gifters feel similarly.  I don't think this has really been a problem before on the high end, but it's worth noting that might be the interpretation of excessively.

I will say I have seen in previous years folks not sticking to it as a minimum though.

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