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52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« on: December 25, 2022, 11:14:34 pm »
Alright VGcollect! Let's make this another awesome year full of beating games in our backlogs, or just beating more games in general!

In case anyone is new to this challenge and would like to participate, the 52 Games Challenge is where each person attempts to beat at least 52 games over the course of a year. Essentially we're all working towards an average of one game beat per week for the rest of the year. Many people, including myself, like to write up little reviews on the games  after beating them, but this is by no means required. If anything, this is a good thread to keep track of which games you've played, beat, or abandoned over the course of the year, and track your progress towards that coveted 52 games beat.

Have fun everyone :)

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2022, 11:14:43 pm »
I feel like last year I had the intent of playing a bunch of games I'd compiled in a "wishlist" of sorts that I hoped to beat before the end of the year. Naturally, I like to play whatever I feel like playing at any given time and am not great and planning out games to play during any set amount of time. For instance, last year I probably only played and beat 15% of the games I'd hoped to play by the end of the year, which means I just didn't feel like playing 85% of the games I'd originally planned on playing. So this next year I'm pretty much just going to freestyle it...mostly.

There are a few games I do know I want to play going into 2023, mostly ones that relate to new releases I'm interested in that come out this year. Specifically I really want to replay Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Zelda Breath of the Wild again before their respective sequels come out. But otherwise I plan on playing whatever tickles my fancy on any given day or week. As long as I hit 52 games and reduce my backlog some more I'll consider it a win for the year lol


1. Gigawing (Dreamcast) (1/1/23) [28/50]
2. Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PS4) (1/1/23) [36/50]
3. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) (1/7/23) [36/50]
4. Metal Slug 3 (PS4) (1/17/23) [34/50]
5. Metal Slug X (PS4) (1/18/23) [34/50]
6. Metal Slug 4 (PS4) (1/19/23) [28/50]
7. Snowboard Kids (N64) (1/20/23) [31/50]
8. Golden Axe III (Genesis) (2/4/23) [25/50]
9. Sonic Advance (GBA) (2/10/23) [31/50]
10. Tekken Advance (GBA) (2/10/23) [27/50]
11. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (PS5) (2/14/23) [46/50]
12. God Hand (PS2) (3/26/23) [32/50]
13. Street Fighter EX2 Plus (PS1) (4/26/23) [30/50]
14. Star Wars: Jedi Survivor (PS5) (5/1/23) [44/50]
15. Dodonpachi Saidaioujou (360) (5/2/23) [32/50]
16. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Arcade) (5/2/23) [33/50]
17. Pokemon Snap (N64) (5/5/23) [36/50]
18. Pokemon Puzzle League (N64) (5/5/23) [33/50]
19. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch) (5/29/23) [40/50]
20. Super Mario World (SNES) (5/31/23) [37/50]
21. Neo Geo Battle Coliseum (PS2) (6/18/23) [33/50]
22. Real Bout: Fatal Fury Special - Dominated Mind (PS1) (6/18/23) [34/50]
23. Fatal Fury (PS2) (6/22/23) [28/50]
24. Fatal Fury 2 (PS2) (6/22/23) [33/50]
25. Street Fighter 2 (PS4) (6/22/23) [35/50]
26. Fatal Fury Special (PS2) (6/22/23) [33/50]
27. Jurassic Park Arcade - 2015 (Arcade) (6/23/23) [31/50]
28. Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey (N64) (6/24/23) [25/50]
29. Fatal Fury 3 (PS2) (6/24/23) [37/50]
30. Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown (PS5) (6/26/23) [36/50]
31. Final Fantasy XVI (PS5) (7/16/23) [38/50]
32. Armored Core 6 (PS5) (8/31/23) [33/50]
33. Dangun Feveron (PS4) (9/3/23) [30/50]
34. Skullgirls: 2nd Encore (PS4) (9/3/23) [36/50]
35. Mortal Kombat XL (PS4) (9/5/23) [35/50]
36. Darius Gaiden (PS1) (9/7/23) [34/50]
37. Raiden (PS1) (9/7/23) [26/50]
38. Raiden II (PS1) (9/7/23) [28/50]
39. Metal Slug 5 (PS4) (9/8/23) [29/50]
40. The Last of Us: Part 2 (PS4) (9/14/23) [42/50]
41. Raycrisis (PS1) (9/14/23) [22/50]
42. Metal Slug 6 (PS4) (9/19/23) [30/50]
43. Garou: Mark of the Wolves (PS4) (9/22/23) [37/50]
44. LA Noire (PS4) (11/2/23) [33/50]
45. Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition (PS1) (11/5/23) [23/50]
46. Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PS1) (11/5/23) [42/50]
47. Metal Slug XX (PS4) (11/5/23) [35/50]
48. Battle Circuit (PS4) (11/14/23) [28/50]
49. Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom (PS3) (11/15/23) [37/50]
50. Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (PS3) (11/15/23) [29/50]
51. Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX) (11/25/23) [36/50]
52. Sexy Parodius (Saturn) (11/26/23) [34/50]
53. Nights into Dreams (Saturn) (11/26/23) [41/50]
54. The Rumble Fish 2 (PS4) (11/27/23) [29/50]
55. Eco Fighters (PS2) (12/12/23) [29/50]
56. Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness (PS4) (12/12/23) [32/50]
57. Resident Evil 4 (PS5) (12/23/23) [43/50]
58. Resident Evil 5 (PS4) (12/26/23) [27/50]
59. Sonic Superstars (Switch) (12/28/23) [35/50]
60. Sonic CD (Switch) (12/29/23) [31/50]
61. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES) (12/30/23) [30/50]


1. Ristar (Genesis) (2/3/23)
2. Sonic Advance 2 (GBA) (2/10/23)
3. R-Type Delta (PS1) (9/14/23)
4. LSD Simulator (PS1) (12/11/23)
5. Yakuza (PS2) (12/17/23)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2023, 09:37:07 pm by bikingjahuty »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2022, 11:24:46 pm »
Counting this as part of next years completion even though I'm starting it right now.

1 - God of War: Ragnarok (PS5 2022) - BEAT
2 - Vampire Survivors (PC 2022) - BEAT
3 - Powerwash Simulator (PC 2021) - BEAT
4 - Sonic Frontiers (PS5 2022) - DROPPED
5 - Epistory (PC 2016) - DROPPED
6 - Hi-Fi Rush (PC 2023) - DROPPED
7 - Dead Space (PC 2023) - BEAT
8 - Sons of the Forest (PC Early Access 2023) - BEAT
9 - Wild Hearts (PS5 2023) - DROPPED
10 - Resident Evil 4 (PC 2023) - BEAT
11 - House of the Dead: Remake (PC 2022)
12 - Dead Island 2 (PC 2023) - BEAT
13 - Super Kiwi 64 (PC 2022) - BEAT
14 - Lunistice (PC 2022) - BEAT
15 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch 2023) - BEAT
16 - Terror of Hemasaurus (PC 2022) - BEAT
17 - Street Fighter 6 (PS5 2023) - BEAT
18 - Link's Awakening DX (NSO - Gameboy 1993) - PLAYING
19 - Final Fantasy XVI (PS5 2023) - DROPPED
20 - BattleBit Remastered (PC 2023 - Early Access) - ENDLESS
21 - Naraka: Bladepoint (PC 2021) - ENDLESS
22 - Ragnarock (PC 2021) - ENDLESS
23 - Pseudoregalia (PC 2023) - BEAT
24 - Maneater (PC 2020) - BEAT
25 - Armored Core VI (PS5 2023) - BEAT
26 - Atomic Heart (PC 2023) - BEAT
27 - Starfield (PC 2023) - DROPPED
28 - I'm On Obversation Duty (PC 2018) - BEAT
29 - Far Cry 6 (PC 2021) - DROPPED
30 - Lies of P (PC 2023) - BEAT
31 - I'm On Obversation Duty 2 (PC 2020) - DROPPED
32 - Spider-Man 2 (PS5 2023) - BEAT
33 - Suika Game (Switch 2023) - ENDLESS
34 - Frogun (PC 2022) - DROPPED
35 - Death in the Water 2 (PC 2023) -  BEAT
36 - Super Mario RPG Remake (Switch 2023) - PLAYING
37 - The Finals (PC 2023) - ENDLESS
38 - The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PC 2014) -  BEAT
« Last Edit: January 01, 2024, 03:45:20 pm by kamikazekeeg »


Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2022, 11:50:20 pm »
Previous 52 Game Challenges: 2020, 2021, 2022

01. Silent Hill 4: The Room || PlayStation 2 || 01.03.23
02. Mom Hid My Game! || Nintendo Switch || 01.04.23
03. It Takes Two || PlayStation 4 || 02.12.23
04. Ultimate I Spy || Wii || 03.09.23
05. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition || PlayStation 3 || 03.13.23
06. I Spy: Spooky Mansion || Wii || 03.15.23
07. Wheel of Fortune || PlayStation 4 || 03.28.23
08. Moving Out || PlayStation 4 || 03.30.23
09. I Am Dead || PlayStation 5 || 04.09.23
10. Minefield || PlayStation 4 || 04.16.23
11. Gabbuchi || PlayStation 4 || 04.18.23
12. Yakuza 4 Remastered || PlayStation 4 || 05.01.23
13. Grow Comeback || Browser || 05.05.23
14. Grow Recovery || Browser || 05.05.23
15. Diet || Browser || 05.06.23
16. Neighbours || Browser || 05.06.23
17. Knights and Bikes || PlayStation 4 || 05.08.23
18. Frobisher Says! || PlayStation Vita || 05.22.23
19. Stray || PlayStation 5 || 06.11.23
20. Toem || PlayStation 5 || 06.23.23
21. The Gardens Between || PlayStation 5 || 06.25.23
22. The Quarry || PlayStation 5 || 06.28.23
23. Valiant Hearts: The Great War || PlayStation 4 || 07.15.23
24. 7 Days to End with You || Nintendo Switch || 07.17.23
25. Omno || PlayStation 4 || 07.23.23
26. Astro Bot Rescue Mission || PlayStation 4 || 07.27.23
27. You Are Being Followed || PlayStation 4 || 08.03.23
28. Kingdom Hearts VR Experience || PlayStation 4 || 08.10.23
29. Tacoma || PlayStation 4 || 08.12.23
30. Something Something Soup Something || PC || 08.18.23
31. Thumper || PlayStation 4 || 08.30.23
32. Unpacking || PlayStation 5 || 09.25.23
33. A Hat in Time || PlayStation 4 || 10.04.23
34. Dodgeball Academia || PlayStation 4 || 10.30.23
35. Krispee Street || Mobile || 11.06.23
36. Whitewater Wipeout || Playdate || 12.02.23
37. Eggman Game || Browser || 12.03.23
38. The Most Searched Playground || Browser || 12.12.23
39. Casual Birder || Playdate || 12.13.23
40. Pick Pack Pup || Playdate || 12.18.23
41. Cube Escape: Seasons || Mobile || 12.19.23
42. Yakuza 5 Remastered || PlayStation 4 || 12.19.23
43. Cube Escape: The Lake || Mobile || 12.20.23
44. Cube Escape: Arles || Mobile || 12.22.23
45. Cube Escape: Harvey's Box || Mobile || 12.23.23
46. Cube Escape: Case 23 || Mobile || 12.24.23
47. Cube Escape: The Mill || Mobile || 12.27.23
48. Lost Your Marbles || Playdate || 12.29.23
49. Crankin's Time Travel Adventure || Playdate || 12.30.23
50. Rusty Lake Hotel || PC || 12.30.23
51. Cube Escape: Birthday || PC || 12.31.23
52. Cube Escape: Theatre || PC || 12.31.23
« Last Edit: December 31, 2023, 07:07:58 pm by dhaabi »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2022, 04:16:05 am »
Reserved - Did really well last year, mostly as I got a 3 month Game Pass trial but I'll see how it goes this year!

01. Sonic Frontiers (PS5) - 09/01/2023
02. Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One (PS5) - 26/01/2023
03. Resident Evil Revelations HD (PS4 on PS5) - 10/02/2023
04. Star Ocean: The Divine Force (PS5) - 20/02/2023
05. Dante's Inferno (Xbox 360 on Xbox One X) - 27/02/2023
06. Evil Dead The Game (PS5) - 09/03/2023
07. Tell Me Why (Xbox One X) - 17/03/2023
08. The Gardens Between (PS5) - 18/03/2023
09. Journey To A Savage Planet (PS4 on PS5) - 26/03/2023
10. Resident Evil Revelations 2 (PS4 on PS5) - 07/04/2023
11. HiFi Rush (Xbox Series X) - 08/04/2023
12. Power Wash Simulator - Final Fantasy VII DLC (Xbox Series X) - 09/04/2023
13. Atomic Heart (Xbox Series X) - 12/04/2023
14. Spider-Man + DLC (PS4 on PS5) - 05/05/2023
15. Kona (PS5) - 12/05/2023
16. Last Day of June (PS4 on PS5) - 13/05/2023
17. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (Xbox One X) - 18/05/2023
18. Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) - 20/05/2023
19. Hogwart's Legacy (PS5) - 20/06/2023
20. Final Fantasy XVI (PS5) - 18/07/2023
21. Resident Evil 6 HD (PS4 on PS5) - 21/07/2023
22. Klonoa: Door to Phantomile HD (PS5) - 22/07/2023
23. Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (GBA) - 08/08/2023
24. Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil HD (PS5) - 14/08/2023
25. A Short Hike (Xbox Series X) - 23/08/2023
26. Planet of Lana (Xbox Series X) - 23/08/2023
27. Bramble: The Mountain King (Xbox Series X) - 25/08/2023
28. In Sound Mind (Xbox Series S) - 25/08/2023
29. Resident Evil 7 + DLC (PS5) - 28/08/2023
30. NieR Automata: GotY Edition (Xbox One X) - 29/08/2023
31. Syndicate (Xbox 360 on Xbox One X) - 06/09/2023
32. Metal Gear Solid (PS1) - ??/09/2023
32. Metal Gear Solid 2 HD (PS3) - ??/09/2023
33. Silent Hill 2 HD... Unpatched (PS3) - ??/10/2023
35. Silent Hill 2 HD + Born From A Wish (Xbox Series S) - 13/10/2023
36. Cloudpunk (PS5) - 16/10/2023
37. Like A Dragon: Ishin! (PS5) - 03/11/2023
38. Not Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (Xbox Series S) - 13/11/2023
39. Disney's Speedstorm - Season 04: Cave of Wonders (PS5) - 23/11/2023
40. Star Ocean: First Departure R (PS4 on PS5) - 30/11/2023
41. Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5) - 03/12/2023
42. Coffee Talk (PS4 on PS5) - 05/12/2023
43. Secret of Mana Remake (PS4 on PS5) - 07/12/2023
44. Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5) - 15/12/2023
45. Star Ocean Second Story R - Claude Campaign (PS5) - 26/12/2023
46. Star Ocean Second Story R - Rena Campaign + Platinum (PS5) - 31/12/2023

Currently Playing:
Disney's Speedstorm - Season 05: Let It Go
Resident Evil Village + Shadow of Rose DLC

Watch Dogs 2
Lost Judgment
Chrono Cross
Remothered 1
Remothered 2
Time Hollow
Catherine: Full Body
The Legend of Dragoon
Final Fantasy X HD
« Last Edit: December 31, 2023, 06:05:38 pm by vivigamer »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2022, 09:27:23 am »
Met my goal in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 20202021, and 2022; with 2021 being 156 games, 2016/2017/2020/2022 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. 

2022 was a tough year for me as it was non-stop one thing or another going wrong: My back was still wrecked from 2021 and got better around May/June, May/June I cracked a crown and have had dental pains (still do), my kid started school so constant getting everyone sick, he was diagnosed with autism which explains why we've had such a challenging time with him, and my wife has had multiple surgeries that have left her pretty much bedridden plus her own dental problems which I won't go too much into, but at this point we think it's just TMD/TMJ... So I did next to no streaming last year and the only reason my play count was so high honestly was probably the sheer amount of short games I played.  At the time of writing this I haven't built my stats for last year yet, so I'll update this once I do.  I made more progress on my Sonic run last year, made some progress on some other franchise runs, but didn't finish any.  I did the new goal of game per year, but I went as far back as I could and did 1977-2022, but I don't think I'll do that again this year; don't get me wrong, I'll still aim for game per year, but I'm not going to aim to go back to x year, I'm just going to go by whatever oldest I play, so I might aim to not play any really old games this year, not sure.  I've also been kind of down and depressed, hopefully just because of the kind of year I'm having, but I've been disinterested in collecting and to a lesser extent playing.

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.


2023 52 Game Challenge
  • Call of Duty 3 (360)
  • Cats in Time (PC)
  • Pupperazzi (X1)
  • Call of Duty: World at War (360)
  • Nioh (PS5)
  • Need for Speed: Payback (X1)
  • Need for Speed (X1)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (X1)
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2007 (360)
  • Goldeneye 007 (XS)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008 (360)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009 (360)
  • Sakura Spirit (PC)
  • Recompile (XS)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2011 (360)
  • WWE All Stars (360)
  • Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell (NS)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (NS)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected (NS)
  • Sonic Forces (NS)
  • Sonic Forces: Episode Shadow (NS)
  • SegaSonic The Hedgehog (ARC)
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (GEN)
  • Batman: The Video Game (NES)
  • Batman: The Video Game (GB)
  • Number Munchers (DOS)
  • Batman: The Video Game (GEN)
  • Batman: Return of the Joker (NES)
  • Batman: Revenge of the Joker (GEN)
  • Batman Returns (NES)
  • Batman Returns (GG)
  • Batman Returns (SNES)
  • Batman: The Video Game (ARC)
  • Batman: The Video Game (PCE)
  • Batman: The Animated Series (GB)
  • Batman: Return of the Joker (GB)
  • The Adventures of Batman & Robin (SNES)
  • The Adventures of Batman & Robin (GEN)
  • Batman Forever (SNES)
  • Batman: The Video Game (ZX)
  • Batman (ZX)
  • Batman (SNES)
  • Batman: Revenge of the Joker (SNES)
  • Goldeneye 64 (N64)
  • Goldfinger 64 (N64)
  • SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy (ARC)
  • Young Souls (X1)
  • Undertale (X1)
  • Twisted Metal (PS1)
  • Twisted Metal 2 (PS1)
  • A Memoir Blue (XS)
  • Double Dragon Neon (360)
  • Stray (PC)
  • Twisted Metal III (PS1)
  • Clustertruck (X1)
  • Twisted Metal 4 (PS1)
  • Resident Evil 4 (PS5)
  • Homefront: The Revolution - The Voice of Freedom (PS4)
  • Homefront: The Revolution - Aftermath (PS4)
  • Homefront: The Revolution - Beyond the Walls (PS4)
  • Mario Kario Arcade GP DX (ARC)
    - Rant about Round1
  • Atelier Ryza 3 (NS)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (360)
  • Superliminal (XS)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (X1)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (XS)
  • Forza Horizon 3 (X1)
  • There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (NS)
  • The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (PC)
  • Control (PS4)
  • Party Hard (PC)
  • Warlock's Tower (PC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (NS)
  • Olija (X1)
  • Restless Soul (PC)
  • GAI Stops Auto: Right Version Simulator (PC)
  • Time Loader (PC)
  • Hexologic (PC)
  • TOEM (PS5)
  • Axiom Verge 2 (PS5)
  • Glass Masquerade (PC)
  • Don't Touch This Button (PS4)
  • Escape Academy (XS)
  • 100 Hidden Birds 2 (PC)
  • Vampire Survivors (XS)
  • Duke Nukem Forever (PC)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)
  • Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me (PC)
  • Dreamscaper (XS)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: Episode Intermission (PS5)
  • Armored Core (PSX)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (XS)
  • Bugsnax (PS5)
  • Immortality (XS)
  • Tinykin (XS)
  • Doodle God (PC)
  • Wild Arms (PS5)
  • The Lemonade (PC)
  • Armored Core: Project Phantasma (PSX)
  • Armored Core: Master of Arena (PSX)
  • Eyes in the Dark (PC)
  • Doom 64 (PC)
  • Metal: Hellsinger (XS)
  • Last Call BBS (PC)
  • Prodeus (XS)
  • Terminator: Salvation (ARC)
  • Wild Arms 2 (PS5)
  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (X1)
  • Lies of P (XS)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)
  • Pixel of Memory (PC)
  • Townscaper (XS)
  • Disc Room (X1)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (NS)
  • Saints Row (XS)
  • Robocop: Rogue City (XS)
  • The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (PC)
  • WWE Legends of Wrestlemania (360)
  • Pumpkin Jack (PC)
  • Trojan (NES)
  • Lilo & Stitch (GBA)
  • Banjo Pilot (GBA)
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (GBC)
  • Sonic Pinball Party (GBA)
  • Konami Krazy Racers (GBA)
  • Karnov (NES)
  • Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (GBA)
  • WWE '12 (360)

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)

- Content posts -
Games 1 - 12
Games 13 - 27
Games 28 - 46
Games 47 - 62
Games 63 - 79
Games 80 - 96
Games 97 -112
Games 113 - 129
Final Stats
« Last Edit: January 16, 2024, 10:38:54 am by ignition365 »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2022, 09:27:35 am »
Main 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.

1. Call of Duty 3 (360)
Started this one before the new year in hopes that I'd beat it before the new year, but I didn't beat it in time.  The Call of Duty games are weird to me, achievement wise, CoD2, 4, and World at War all have Veteran difficulty achievements, but CoD3 doesn't, just has beating the game on a specific difficulty.  So this one I didn't even bother playing on anything but Easy.  Again not a big fan of World War shooters, so I'm kinda just breezing through this.  Nothing noteworthy or special about this one I think.
Rating: Hard pass

2. Cats in Time (PC)
I started this one last year and had been playing it on my Steam Deck.  It plays well enough, but it definitely needs the precision of playing with a mouse as opposed to using the touchscreen, playable, but annoying.  Anyway, simple enough puzzles, interesting enough puzzles, and the game will give you video hints built in if you get stuck and want help.  A fantastic puzzle experience.  The only downside is the final, secret level is locked behind finding all of the bits of paper throughout the levels and they definitely do not give you hints for that, so you've got to go elsewhere and even then, finding all of the bits of paper doesn't unlock the secret level, it just gives you the info to solve a secret puzzle at the main menu to get to the secret puzzle.  Needless to say, I didn't do the secret puzzle because I just don't care enough to go find 100+ bits of paper.
Rating: Soft pass

3. Pupperazzi (X1)
Saw this was leaving Game Pass and I've had it installed on my xbox since release day.  So I loaded it up and started playing it.  It's a pretty fun simple mindless little game and it's really short too.  I'd dump more time into it honestly, and I might too, but I'd just be doing it for achievements or something.  I got what I wanted out of the game, it's cute, but that's about it.
Rating: Soft pass

4. Call of Duty: World at War (360)
Started this one up almost immediately after finishing the 3rd game.  I do have the CoD series listed out for a franchise run, but I'm thinking I'm not gonna bother with that, I just want mindless gameplay for a bit.  But if I do commit to doing it franchise run, I need to go back and play the first game and the spin offs for the first handful of games.  That said, the reason I'm not committing to aiming to complete the franchise run is that I don't own any of the recent couple of games, but once (if) Microsoft completes their acquisition of ABK, the games will all inevitably find their way on Game Pass, in which case I can commit to finishing the franchise run, but for the time being I don't want to start to commit to the project when I know I can burn through these games relatively quickly (even though there are like 20 of them).  Anyway, started doing this one on Veteran mode because of the achievements, got maybe 5 levels through and decided that I was just spending way too much time on this game dying and reloading on Veteran when I could be playing on Easy and just burning through the game.  Like I got to a point where I was just dying over and over and over and spending like an hour on a bit that should take 5 minutes otherwise, so I got through, beat the level, popped the achievement, and then dropped the difficulty.  Will I come back and get the achievements, probably not, but I made an effort.  I think I had the same problem with CoD4, I started working through and then got to like All Guillied up and just said fuck it.  After finishing this, I took a quick look at Black Ops doesn't have the same difficulty achievements structure this game and CoD2/4 have. ::)
Rating: Hard pass

5. Nioh (PS5)
I beat this last year (or maybe the year before) and now that I have the PS5 version with the DLC, I decided that I'd pick it back up and check out the DLC.  I played a little bit relearning the systems because I knew it had complex stuff that I wouldn't remember.  Then I loaded up the first DLC level.  I saw it said Level 155 and I was like I think I remember that being meaningless, so whatever... Everything kept one shotting me, but I made it all the way to the boss of the level and then the boss kept one shotting me so I'm just like what the fuck.  I look it up, you're supposed to be level 155 to beat the level, I'm only level 104, so I'm super underleveled.  I think I recall that this game doesn't do like Dark Souls where no matter what you level up, your defense increases, in this defense is a specific stat, but largely controlled by your armor, so yes, I need to level up, but I also need to get higher level equipment.  My weapons are maxed (I assume) at lvl 150, but my armor is all relatively low.  I'm really considering saying fuck it and just starting Nioh 2, but I really want to give this more of a try.  So I went and did some earlier stuff that I skipped, but I'll pick it up again later and try and do more of the side content I missed, but regardless, you can't even start the easiest DLC stuff until lvl 150 and I'm only lvl 100, so I've got a lot of grinding to do to get to where I can even reasonably start the DLC and I'm not happy about that.  I watched some videos and got myself to a point that I found a level that I could earn 2-6million amrita in a run, that's great except I need 3-4million amrita to level up, so yeah, I can level up like 3 times in 2 runs... maybe.  Anyway, I managed to get through the main missions of the 1st DLC and I'm sitting at level 168 right now, so lots of grinding to get me where I am.  That said next DLC starts at like level 180, NG+ is 165-180... and DLC 3 starts at like 215.  Way too much grinding to be able to get into the extra content, so I'm taking a break.  Hopefully Nioh 2 has better pacing, I don't know if I can bother with the rest of this game... but I will jump into Nioh 2 eventually.

6. Need for Speed: Payback (X1)
I decided after the frustration and stress of Nioh I wanted a racing game and it occurred to me that there are so many NFS games that I've skipped over the last decade that I'd finally hop back in.  I actually played NFS (2015) first, but remembered that it does pause and abandoned it pretty quickly.  I've since picked it back up, but I'll get into that later.  This game is interesting in so many ways.  Firstly, this game refers back to previous NFS games, like almost setting up a shared universe, which I think is really cool.  Like it makes references back to the Underground games and I'm pretty sure Most Wanted/Carbon as well.  I kind of want to dig and see if I can find anything that details all of the crossover/reference material for the games because that's kind of cool.  That also said, the ending to this game not only sucks, but it sets up more story that we will almost assuredly never get... even playing I figured that's what was going to happen, but it's frustrating still to be right about it.  This game introduced the lootbox elements, which was probably why I didn't play this one either.  I don't know if they sorta fixed it or what, but it's still pretty fucked up, you can't just upgrade your car, you have to either earn parts, roll for parts, or wait for the shop to refresh every 10 minutes for parts, and then I still don't know what controls it loading better parts, I found that I kept having to buy parts incrementally to get it to sell me better parts towards the end of the game when I decided I wanted a new car.  Overall the racing and story are pretty good, but the gameplay is generally destroyed by these stupid systems for upgrading and the ending of the game itself, plus the giant plothole of the game starts with them blowing up your house, but then they never again try to actually kill you, they've even got cops coming at you, like cops would be the first one to just torch your car and say oops.
Rating: Hard pass

7. Need for Speed (X1)
I've been very resentful of this game and the franchise since this entry.  Maybe even Rivals, tbh, I hated that you can't pause, but I actually played through Rivals, I didn't even touch this one after the beta.  That aside this game has so many issues that make it a deal breaker of a game.  The three chief ones that come to mind are not 1) You can't pause, even in single player mode.  I had my batteries die, I had an eyelash in my eye, my cat got into shit in my kitchen while playing, and I can't even think about playing this during the day. 2) You can't start the game in single player mode, you have to load into online mode and then swap to single player mode. 3) Selecting Restart Race and Exit Race do the same thing, they quit the race so you have to load freeroam and then select to start the race.  Additional complaints, you can't just say I want to start a race from the map, you warp to the race so you can start once it loads, the same thing applies to fast traveling to diner, garage, bunker, etc.  The game doesn't support Quick Resume, so you've got to load up the game every time.  The game being installed on XS it still has incredibly slow load times, just loading into story mode takes like 3 minutes, so swapping to single player takes another 3 minutes.  Playing online was mostly fine because not many other players as expected, but last night I loaded up with a ton of other racers who kept just trying to grief me, ramming me constantly etc, to the point they were interfering in actual races, so I had to swap to single player.  The rubber banding in this is ridiculous, my controller died and it took me a couple of minutes to find new batteries in the middle of a race, I still came in 2nd, I almost came in first, on the other side, I'm constantly seeing the AI snap to 1st place in like a Civic even though I'm driving a McLaren.  The upgrade system is locked behind an XP system and a quest system with one specific character.  The story I was constantly waiting for the usual NFS betrayal/revenge storyline, but this game is just purely start to finish a rather wholesome rise to stardom kind of game, it threw me off so bad.  Game kept having weird physics/graphical issues, like I'd hit a wall or a curb even and just rubber ball bounce away into the sky, or I'd crash and fall through the world and it would take a minute to reload my car so I'd be super far behind because the race keeps going even though you're loading.  Honestly, this is probably hands down the worst NFS game of all time, probably no argument to be had either.  I know this game is going to be a hard pass, but I haven't actually beaten it yet.  I'm also pretty sure it bugged and didn't give me an achievement that I should've earned.  Fuck this game.  Final race was a 104 checkpoint Sprint race, takes ~10 minutes, can't pause, rubberbanding is ridiculous, and the final checkpoint is a bit of a zig zag that fucks you over.  Took me 4 tries and I fucked up at the last checkpoint 3 of those 4 tries and went from 1st to 6th in an instant, like 10 feet from the finish line.  A game that could've been serviceable had it just had a pause button.
Rating: Hardest of passes.  Fuck this game.

8. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (X1)
I recall this being one of my favorite NFS games, so I was ecstatic that it got a remaster.  Once I started playing though, I felt like it would've been better served as a sequel than a remaster.  It's weird to play a game coming out in 2020 that only has cars from around 2010 and older.  Just makes me wish it were a sequel.  I had been slowly playing this every so often, but recently I've been on a NFS binge a bit, might even start up that franchise run and go play older games.  I've been playing it and having a good time and enjoying it, but then I started getting to some of the levels where I remember getting angry at how stupid some of the stuff works out.  How frustrating it is that you can crash out and the AI can't, there's a lot of targeting just you, and just some of the worst rubber banding I've ever seen.  If the game wants to keep the AI away from you, they literally boost to like 300-400 mph and zoom away from you... it's fucking bonkers and almost makes picking a car a triviality.  Overall enjoyable, but lots of dumb to this game that I would've preferred been controlled by difficulty options.  10 years ago I'd call this a recommendation, but honestly, 10 years ago Forza Horizon was in its infancy, and now, I honestly can't recommend it over Forza obviously, but the hot pursuit nature of the game is something that nobody else does or does well, so it's gotta reason to be played and a reason to exist I suppose.
Rating: Soft pass

9. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)
So this game is more of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, except this is what Shattered Crystal should've been.  Like almost everything I complained about Shattered Crystal and suggestions I made about what would improve the game was implemented and this game is amazing.  Honestly, it might be one of, if not the, favorite(s) Sonic game.  Pretty linear, kind of metroid inspired, levels, great combat and controls.  Honestly, this is what all 2D Sonic games should strive to be at this point, I'd be excited for an expanded game like this with bigger levels or even full on dive into metroidvania.
Rating: Soft recommendation

10. WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2007 (360)
It's very out of nowhere for me to be playing this, but I yearn for good trashy wrestling games and the Smackdown series is just fantastic.  I have some nostalgia for No Mercy, but I remember that game, and subsequently the GCN games too, as fun but frustrating af.  My recollection of the Smackdown series is just how fucking good they are.  I remember some frustrating challenges for them, but I just recall them being amazing.  And tbh the 2K series just hasn't been the same for me.  I played this and 2008 I think on PS2, so this was a good excuse to replay them and earn achievements.  I plan to earn all offline achievements, online servers are actually still available and I could earn the achievements, but it's difficult and I would need 2 copies of the game to do it myself... and I'm not buying a second copy to grind out some online achievements.  Story mode is interesting in that there is a variety to it and I'm sure there are plenty of storylines I've never experienced with how they determine what to do when, but I also in my one playthrough ran into 1 or 2 storylines twice.  I say 1 playthrough, but I looped the story mode to get the other difficulty based achievements since they don't stack.  AFAIK this one was the game I played the most in my youth (which means college) because it had such a versatile offering of content to allow for replayability.  I recall creating tons of CAWs and titles and full on trying to do tournaments and stuff to defend custom titles and enjoying GM mode and stuff, but I don't yearn for that like I did then, but I'm still going to try to go in on GM mode and challenge mode, and hit all of those achievements before I move onto 2008, but I got the credits to roll doing story mode so I'm gonna stop writing up on this unless I really feel the need to add something.
Rating: Soft pass

11. Goldeneye 007 (XS)
I've been so hyped for this game and I had continuously yearned to replay the XBLA version of this, but I wanted to wait for this where I'd actually earn achievements.  It's a little disappointing to know that this doesn't have the same improvements that the XBLA version did and no online multiplayer, but it's pretty true to the original except that it full on removed the button code cheats for unlocking stuff.  That's fine, I wanted to earn everything and get all of the achievements anyway, but it's a little disappointing, especially for folks who don't care about achievements or playing single player who just want to do couch deathmatch.  This game is diminished for me because I can't really do couch deathmatch, since I have no one to play with, but on the other hand, I have no interest in playing online with strangers either.  But I spent the entire weekend working on this game and did absolutely everything.  I beat every level on every difficulty, unlocked all of the cheats, beat all of the target times, and earned all of the multiplayer achievements.  Finished up Sunday evening with 1000/1000 achievement points, so took me about 3 days to get through it all.  I want an excuse to play this game more, but I just don't.  When I finished up, someone on a discord had recommended that I do Silo on Agent with the Gold PP7 and Enemy Rockets cheats, burned through that in less than 10 minutes, it was tough but fun.  I could definitely go for more things like that, but I'm not creative or interested enough to come up with my own challenges.  It would be nice if the game had the versatility to let you do a bit more with stuff like controlling what weapons enemies use, 007 mode only lets you control a few things.  To end, I will state that I think a lot of folks expected that this game wouldn't hold up, and I'll say the N64 controller is what held this game back back in the day and even today, but being able to use one of the best designed controllers of all time to play this game just makes that game so much better and allows for it to age gracefully.  The game has its quirks, design remnants of its time, but it's still a solid game.
Rating: Solid recommendation.

12. WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008 (360)
After playing this one, I'm considering going back and updating my review of 2007 to mark it as soft recommendation.  I had it in my head that the games got better until like 2k or something, but no I think 2007 was the peak, or one of them.  This game has no real story mode, just GM mode and a career mode that is essentially GM mode but for a single superstar... and if you start either one it erases the other, can't have a story mode and a GM mode at the same time.  This game is also the game that removed the manual targeting, so you're stuck not being able to attack who you want unless dumb luck and very frequently you'll wind up attacking who you don't want.  Just everything about this game is a step down from 2007.  Hall of Fame mode is an interesting inclusion, but it's actually very little content and I didn't dig too much into it, but it sounds like you don't just upgrade your CAWs you have to spend money (in-game obviously) to upgrade your CAWs buying items from the shop.  It's just all super annoying.  Also, having not played this game on 360 before, I went through and earned all of the achievements I could, and almost none of them require you to play the story mode really.  Most of the achievements fall into doing exhibition matches, doing GM mode, and playing online.  Side note: this game is the game that finally pushed my 360 gamerscore over 100,000 points.  It's so crazy to me because I thought I broke 100,000 before the X1 came out, but apparently I didn't, because my X1 gamerscore had been over 100,000 on its own.
Rating: hard pass

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Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2022, 01:24:06 pm »
43. Sonic Dream Team (Apple TV) | ✓ Finished: 12/15/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~5 ½ hours to beat
42. Home Alone (SNES)| ✓ Finished: 12/14/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~3 ¾ hours to beat
41. Pang Adventures (PS4) | ✓ Finished: 12/10/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~2 hours to beat
40. Super Mario Land 2 DX (GBC) | ✓ Finished: 12/3/23 | ✎ Notes: Played alternating with Joe, took ~1 ½ hours to beat
39. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Classic (Apple TV) | ✓ Finished: 12/2/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~2 ½ hours to beat
38. Dixie Kong Country (SNES) | ✓ Finished: 12/1/23 | ✎ Notes: Hack of Donkey Kong Country for SNES that replaces DK with Dixie Kong, took ~2 hours to beat
37. Super Mario World (SNES)| ✓ Finished: 11/27/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~4 hours to beat
36. Super Mario Wonder (Switch)| ✓ Finished: 11/12/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~16 hours to beat
35. Razing Storm (PS3) | ✓ Finished: 9/10/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe via Time Crisis: Razing Storm, took ~1 hour to beat
34. Return of Double Dragon (SFC) | ✓ Finished: 8/30/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~1 hour to beat
33. Gunslingers (Wii) | ✓ Finished: 8/20/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~1 ½ hours to beat
32. Deadstorm Pirates (PS3) | ✓ Finished: 7/29/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe via Time Crisis: Razing Storm, took ~2 ½ hours to beat
31. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES) | ✓ Finished: 7/4/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~15 ¾ hours to beat
30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy)| ✓ Finished: 5/29/23 | ✎ Notes: Played via TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, took ~½ hour to beat
29. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)| ✓ Finished: 5/27/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe via TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, took ~1 hour to beat
28. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)| ✓ Finished: 5/27/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~¾ hour to beat
27. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (Switch)| ✓ Finished: 5/27/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~4 ½ hours to beat
26. Splatterhouse (PC Engine)| ✓ Finished: 4/12/23 | ✎ Notes: Played via PC Engine Mini, took ~½ hour to beat
25. Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (Famicom)| ✓ Finished: 4/8/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~2 ½ hours to beat
24. Splatterhouse (TurboGrafx-16)| ✓ Finished: 4/7/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~½ hour to beat
23. Liquid Kids (PC Engine)| ✓ Finished: 4/3/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~11 ½ hours to beat
22. Trampoline Terror (Genesis)| ✓ Finished: 3/25/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~4 hours to beat
21. Shockman (TurboGrafx-16)| ✓ Finished: 3/14/23 | ✎ Notes: Played via Wii U Virtual Console, took ~3 ½ hours to beat
20. SturmFront: The Mutant War - Übel Edition (Wii U)| ✓ Finished: 3/10/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~1 ¾ hours to beat
19. Nightmare Busters (SNES) | ✓ Finished: 3/9/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~1 ¼ hours to beat
18. Unravel (PS4) | ✓ Finished: 3/7/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~7 ¼ hours to beat
17. Kero Blaster (PS4) | ✓ Finished: 3/3/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~3 ½ hours to beat
16. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PS3) | ✓ Finished: 2/28/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~2 ¾ hours to beat
15. Pepsi Man (PS1) | ✓ Finished: 2/25/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~4 ¾ hours to beat
14. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64) |Finished: 2/22/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~3 ½ hours to beat
13. Sonic Triple Trouble (Game Gear) | ✓ Finished: 2/19/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~2 ½ hours to beat
12. Sonic Chaos (Game Gear) | ✓ Finished: 2/15/23 | ✎ Notes: First completed Game Gear game, took ~2 ¾ hours to beat
11. Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (SNES) | ✓ Finished: 2/7/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~4 hours to beat
10. Wild Guns (SNES)| ✓ Finished: 2/3/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe via Wii U Virtual Console, took ~3 hours to beat
9. The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Genesis)| ✓ Finished: 2/3/23|✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~2 hours to beat
8. Sonic CD Classic (Apple TV) | ✓ Finished: 1/29/23 | ✎ Notes: Took ~4 hours to beat
7. Curses 'N Chaos (PS4) | ✓ Finished: 1/22/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~10 ½ hours to beat
6. Streets of Rage 3 (Genesis) | ✓ Finished: 1/20/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~1 ½ hours to beat
5. Goof Troop (SNES) | ✓ Finished: 1/15/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~3 ½ hours to beat
4. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) | ✓ Finished: 1/10/23 | ✎ Notes: Began in 2022, took ~ 13 ¾ hours to beat
3. Jay & Silent Bob: Mall Brawl (Switch) | ✓ Finished: 1/8/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~1 hour to beat
2. The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut (PS3) | ✓ Finished: 1/8/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~3 ½ hours to beat
1. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck (Genesis) | ✓ Finished: 1/2/23 | ✎ Notes: Played co-operatively with Joe, took ~2 hours to beat
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"I collect vidya games and vidya game accessories, I tell you what."


Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2022, 04:17:28 pm »
I got a lot more done in 2022 than I anticipated. Bring on 2023!

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2022, 05:03:01 pm »
1. Mass Effect - Legendary Edition (PS5) - Beat / Jan. 18
2. Streets of Rage 4 (XB1) - Beat / Jan. 19
3. Mass Effect 2 - Legendary Edition (PS5) - Beat / Jan. 31
4. Mortal Kombat 11 - Ultimate (PS5) - Beat / Feb. 4
5. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Switch) - Beat / Feb. 15
6. Kirby: Planet Robobot (2DS XL) -Beat / Feb. 25
7. Puzzle Quest 2 (2DS XL) - Beat / Mar. 12
8. Mass Effect 3 - Legendary Edition (PS5) - Beat / Apr. 7
9. Hearthstone (PC) - Endless
10. Tails of Iron (PS5) - Platinum / Apr. 14
11. Super Metroid (Switch) - Beat / Apr. 22
12. Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force (PC) - Beat / May 6
13. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch) - Beat / June 14
14. Infernax (PC) - Beat / June 24
15. Castle Crashers (PC) - Beat / June 25
16. Nioh 2 (PS5) - Beat / Aug. 8
17. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) - Beat / Aug. 15
18. Mom Hid My Game (Switch) - Beat / Aug. 15
19. Horizon: Forbidden West (PS5) - Beat / Oct. 11
20. The Callisto Protocol (PS5) - Beat / Nov. 21
21. The Quarry (PS5) - Beat / Dec. 5
22. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (2DS XL) - Beat / Dec. 22
23. Golf Story (Switch) - Playing
« Last Edit: December 23, 2023, 08:28:24 am by Cartagia »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2022, 06:43:11 pm »
1. Pokemon Violet (Switch) - Beat 1/14/23
2. Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch) - Beat 3/8/23
3. Final Fantasy I Pixel Remaster (Switch) - Beat 4/26/23
4. Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster (Switch) - Beat 4/30/23
5. Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster (Switch) - Beat 5/4/2023
6. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch) - Beat 10/28/23
7. Final Fantasy XVI (Playstation 5) - Beat 12/25/23

« Last Edit: December 28, 2023, 11:59:37 am by justin8301 »

Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2022, 12:37:41 am »
*Red font means currently playing
*Green front means replay
          Name                                                                  Platform         Start         End          Rating
1. TMNT II: Back From The Sewers(GB)                           NSW             1/8/23      1/8/23          7/10     
2. TMNT: Tournament Fighters(GEN)                                NSW             1/8/23      1/8/23          8/10
3. TMNT: Tournament Fighters(NES)                                NSW             1/8/23      1/8/23          7/10
4. TMNT: Tournament Fighters(SNES)                              NSW             1/8/23      1/8/23          8/10         
5. TMNT III: Radical Rescue(GB)                                     NSW            1/12/23    1/14/23         6/10     
6. TMNT: Turtles In Time(Arcade)                                    NSW            1/23/23    1/23/23         9/10
7. TMNT: Turtles In Time(SNES)                                      NSW            1/23/23    1/23/23         9/10
8. TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist(GEN)                              NSW            1/23/23    1/23/23         8/10
9. TMNT: Turtles In Time Reshelled                                  PS3             1/26/23    1/26/23         6/10
10. The Quiet Man                                                          PC              1/27/23    1/29/23         6/10
11. Strength of the Sword Ultimate                                  PC              1/29/23    1/29/23         7/10

12. Grand Theft Auto V                                                  PS5              1/29/23    2/12/23         9/10
13. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie                GEN              3/1/23      3/2/23          9/10
14. Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories                                 PS1               3/3/23      3/7/23         9/10
13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild              NSW             2/1/23










Nope List 2023(Games abandoned)
« Last Edit: March 13, 2023, 10:14:53 am by droaa »


Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2022, 07:57:34 am »
Games Finished in 2023 
1. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) - 1.7
2. Mom Hid My Game! (Switch) - 1.14
3. The Last of Us Remastered + Left Behind (PS4) - 1.18
4. Luigi's Mansion 3 (Switch) - 1.22
5. Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1) - 3.19
6. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) - 4.22
7. Mega Man Battle Network (Switch) - 5.27
8. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) - 6.18
9. Mega Man Battle Network 3: White Version (Switch) - 6.30
10. Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4) - 7.14
11. Subnautica (PS4) - 8.10
12. Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon (Switch) - 8.21 
13. Pikmin 4 (Switch) - 9.10 
14. The Messenger (Switch) - 9.25
15. Inscryption (Switch) - 10.3
16. Contra - NES version (Switch) - 10.16
17. Super C - NES version (Switch) - 10.31
18. ZombiU (Wii U)  - 11.2
19. Kid Dracula (PS4) - 11.3
20. Operation C (Switch) - 11.25
21. Paper Mario (Wii U) - 11.27
22. Kardboard Kings (Switch) - 12.17
23. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Switch) - 12.23   
24. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Switch) - 12.29

Additional Games Played in 2023 (Endless or not finished yet)   
25. Abzu (PS4)
26. Stardew Valley (Switch)
27. Pokémon Violet (Switch)
28. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U)
29. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Switch)
30. Castlevania: The Adventure (PS4)
31. Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch)
32. Magic the Gathering: Shandalar (PC with modern mod)
33. Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)
34. Wheel of Fortune (Switch)
35. Jeopardy! (Switch)
36. Super Mario Wonder (Switch)
37. SaGa Frontier (PS1)
38. Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out Together! (Switch)
39. Super Bomberman R (Switch)
40. God of War: Ragnarok (PS4)

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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
2020 List - 45 finished, + 10 played but not finished
2021 List - 24 finished, + 15 played but not finished
2022 List - 18 finished, + 11 played but not finished
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Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2022, 09:06:30 am »
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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.

13. WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009 (360)
I'm still playing this, but I'm marking it as beat because I beat this game over 10 years ago, but I was left with two achievements that I hadn't unlocked, so I figured I'd finally go knock those out.  The two in question were playing through a solid year of career mode playing every match, which means no skipping shows to jump to PPVs, easy enough, just tedious.  The other one is getting 5 peoples into the hall of fame.  To my knowledge Divas aren't eligible and you generally don't want to do CAWs because if you alter them at all they lose their status.  I have two peoples in the HoF at the moment and I'm working on the third.  So it'll be a bit of effort getting the last 3.  I haven't put much side content time into this this time around because I did like everything in this game 10 years ago, but I'm going to try and look through to reacquaint myself.  This game is a lot more of the same from 2008 with some changes: loading screens aren't "fancy" anymore, it's all in game footage stuff which is disappointing, I enjoyed the like wallpaper/screensaver stuff; they added a proper story mode for specific wrestlers which is like the start of the 2k showcase idea; There doesn't appear to be a WWE Shop anymore, so I couldn't find an easy way to track unlockables, which is frustrating; And the game did away with GM mode entirely which I know is a disappointment to folks.  Also not a change... I think, but tournament mode is literally 1 to 1 the same from 2008, I see no change at all, not even font.  Not a change, but worth mentioning, still no manual targeting.  Overall this game is a huge disappointment compared to the disappointment that was 2008.  I started looking over the achievement list to see if it was more of the same from 2008 and it is a little, but it encourages a bit more play, but I noticed that this game introduced Create a Finisher which I'm going to play with real quick because... I was going to do Cody Rhodes for the HoF thing and I noticed that, in this game, Cody is basically a generic CAW, his finisher is literally DDT 7 or some shit, so I want to see if I can make a Cross Rhodes like finisher for him.  I'm pretty sure it's not the right direction, but I made something close enough.  I may take the time and edit Cody a bit.  CaF isn't refined enough to allow anything except Front Groggy finishers so I can't create the Cody Cutter or his turnbuckle jumping kick.  According to the internet one of his finishers is the Tiger Driver 98 and I can basically make that, though I've never seen him use it.  They also don't appear to have his throat thrust attack, but I'll keep looking.
Rating: Hard pass

14. Sakura Spirit (PC)
There are so many of these Sakura games and I got them for free from folks and from humble bundle.  I don't own all of the games, but I think they are short enough that I'm going to try and suffer through them.  This is the first in the series and essentially a kinetic novel.  There is 1 choice in the entire game, right towards the end and the choice doesn't affect the ending, it just changes who you are with at the festival.  Quite a few typos for such an old game, and I'm just not a fan of a lot of the tropiness.  I feel it's morally bankrupt for a character to be like "Oh I'm going to look away while you're changing clothes so you can keep your dignity" or whatever, but then they peek through their fingers or turn away and giggle that they got to see a girl half naked, like you're more of a scumbag than if you just acted casually... or you know, didn't peek at all.  Not a fan of the edgelord BS most VNs have, so I'm sure I'll have a lot of judging to do through these games.
Rating: Hard pass

15. Recompile (XS)
Saw this one was leaving game pass and decided to give it a go because it was short and seemed interesting.  I'll give this game that the story telling is interesting, but I feel it's a bit vague in a lot of it so I'm not entirely sure what was going on story wise, but it was still interesting nonetheless.  Platforming and such was pretty good, but had its problems.  Combat was pretty shit as I kept having to cheese my way through fights.  Eventually the game teaches you you can hack enemies, but I never utilized that, so maybe that would've made combat a bit easier, but hacking costs credits, you get credits from defeating enemies, so no clue if that would've been sustainable.  Additionally the game has some bugs with pause and controller disconnects.  If you stay at pause or controller disconnect for too long the game stays paused/black screen, but you can hear that the game unpaused and the enemies are attacking you.  Additionally, if you reconnect the controller, the controller disconnect screen will stay up but still register you messing around in menus so more than once I changed the language to Chinese/German/etc.  There was one time where the controller disconnect screen wouldn't go away at all, so I had to blindly quit to main menu and reload.  Game is interesting, but honestly not worth the time.
Rating: Hard pass

16. WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2011 (360)
Did you expect me to play 2010?  Me too, I did actually, but I didn't even do a single fight, I just loaded it up, poked around, and confirmed that 10+ years ago I actually did everything there was to do in the game, and then shut off the game.  This one however, I got back in 2010 at launch, played for 3 days, and then never picked it up again until now.  I had done Road to Wrestlemania for CaW and Christian Cage, but I never did Cena, Jericho, or Mysterio.  So I worked on that.  The wondering around backstage is interesting, but frustrating because the camera is too close and you have very limited control over the camera.  The combat system is changed up yet again, as they always do, but this time around I'm not entirely sure I fully understand it.  Table finishers have been done away with in favor of you just having to manually aim an attack into a table.  Honestly, I feel like I might have the goal of hammering down and deciding the best WWE game in the Smackdown series, which might include the 2K games, but I'm thinking the series peaked at 2007 or earlier, I have complaints about 2007, but it's still solid.  This game reintroduces the ability to manually target enemies, but it's finicky and doesn't work a lot of times, I also hate that you can't change target in the middle of a move in preparation of coming out of a move, so you wind up having a delay where you probably will get attacked while trying to retarget... better than nothing though.  I've got this marked beat on Backloggery and as such here too, but I'm still playing it to get through the rest of the RtWM stuff and maybe some additional achievement stuff too.
Rating: Hard pass

17. WWE All Stars (360)
In retrospect, I wish I had waited and come back to this one later after playing the earlier arcade games.  It is what it is though.  This game is very arcade and very over the top.  I'm not for certain, but I think this is the first game in the series where the online portion is inaccessible, so I can't do the online achievements for this one.  I've earned all achievements except the Ultimate Warrior and Triple H achievements, both of those should be simple enough, but they are time consuming and I just can't care enough.  I might go back for it at some point because it would be 125 achievement points, but other than that I did all the other accessible achievements.  There's still more to do in that if you beat the story mode stuff with all of the characters the character's movesets, alternate outfits, etc will be unlocked.  That's kind of neat and adds a lot of replay value, but I'm not about that to be honest.
Rating: Hard pass

18. Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell (NS)
Got notified that the Humongous collection was on sale for 5 gold coins on the Colombian eShop, so I went and grabbed it with my secondary account.  Decided to load it up and see which Freddi Fish games are in the collection.  Only 1 Freddi Fish game in the collection.  It makes the price for this collection especially laughable because it only has like 6 games total and it's a tough justification for the price, but for 5 gold coins I'm not gonna say no.  Anyway, I started playing it to see which Freddi Fish the game is (I've never played, but my son plays them) and my son actually just started this one on the computer recently, so I played through a bit and then I found myself most of the way through so I went ahead and finished the game.  Honestly, it's a pretty short, kinda fun, simple kids point and click game.  Enjoyable.  So much so that I might actually sit down and play the PC games especially if Steam has achievements, which I kinda doubt it does.  I still won't recommend it though, I guess... especially at the price it's listed for.
Rating: Soft pass

19. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (NS)
Oh geez, I played this game for over 100 hours and I didn't manage to write up a single thing about it during that time.  Anyway, this game started slow af for me.  I didn't really get into the game until around Chapter 5, at that point I was super into the game and played it like nonstop.  The problem is I played the first 5 chapters so slowly that by the time I really got into the game I had forgotten the events from the very very beginning of the game.  This wasn't a huge ordeal, but it sort of took away from one of the big reveals because I was like "huh? who?".  Entire game I'm playing just waiting on "ok, who is going to betray me, everybody so shady af".  Additionally, the first half or so of the game I was skipping side quests because I thought they were all radiant/infinite, so why bother.  Then I realized there is a finite number of quests, but I think I had already been locked out of many of the time specific requests.  I wound up doing all of the side quests that I could do though, and I kept trying to stop myself because there was no good reason to do it other than to extend my play time with the game.  None of the rewards were actually worth earning and the Switch has no real achievement system (the game does I guess).  But I did it anyway.  Anyway, story for this game is absolutely great, gameplay is interesting without being too boring, though how huge the world is how far apart the fast travel points are and the one speed movement leaves a lot to be desired, even with the auto run feature existing.
Rating: Solid recommendation

20. Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected (NS)
Piggy backing off the last entry, I played the Future Connected expansion, which started out as a huge bummer because I beat the game at like level 100, but they make you level 60.  Additionally the entire game your party is just 4 characters, but you can only have 3 in your group, which feels like a huge miss when they could've tweaked the system for 4 characters since that was all you had anyway.  This game really did some weird stuff in that you can't find armor and most of the rewards for quests are essentially outfit swaps for existing armor.  Like I guess they really dumbed down the game so it could be done quickly?  I did all of the side quests in this too, again I should've stopped myself because they had no reason to exist or any reason to really do them as the rewards were superfluous.  I will say as "good" as this was, it felt superfluous itself plus a little non-canon tbh.  I felt like there was a lot of implications of Shulk and Melia together, which don't get me wrong, whatever I don't care that much, but the game shoved Shulk x Fiora down your throat so hard the entire game.  Also, I didn't realize Melia was voiced by Jenna Coleman until like right at the very end of XC1 and she did in fact return for this expansion, but it's been 8 years since and her voice has changed at least a little, enough that I questioned it at first.
Rating: Soft recommendation

21. Sonic Forces (NS)
Finally picking back up the Sonic franchise run.  This game is actually quite short, it's 30 levels plus some bonus levels, but you blaze through it quite quick.  The game doesn't outstay its welcome which is great because a lot of the Sonic games definitely outstay their welcome, so the pacing, story, and gameplay works well enough that I was able to nearly beat the whole game in one sitting which is nice.  I'm still not a big fan of it in general, but this was a relatively painless experience.  I was wildly disappointed in the character creator because I wanted to create an abomination of a character, but they limit you so much that you can't really make anything too awful.  The game splits into what is basically 3 styles, classic Sonic, modern Sonic (Think Colors and such), and playing as the OG character which I would probably compare to Shadow the Hedgehog gameplay wise but modern QoL stuff so not Sonic Adventure garbage.  The last few levels get stupid with the pacing and platforming, a bit more precision stuff and some BS stuff so you keep dying and starting over from the checkpoint or BS right before the next checkpoint/end of level.  Game also seems to acknowledge a lot of Sonic's history referencing directly classic Sonic, Sonic Boom, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations, etc.  I see the main boss of the game and all I can think is Darkrai.  Game is playable, but ultimately probably not worth the time unless you're craving Sonic.
Rating: Soft pass

22. Sonic Forces: Episode Shadow (NS)
I'm gonna stick to my guns and keep this separate because it's not part of the main campaign and its own thing separate from everything else, but this thing is literally just 3 levels.  It shows some prequel stuff leading up to the beginning of the game major.  I feel like it still doesn't really answer any questions about who Infinite is really, but I barely pay attention to Sonic lore tbh.  Honestly, this doesn't really add much to the game and honestly it should've been baked into the game proper as a title update and not standalone DLC.  It being free I kind of have to recommend it if you're going to play the game, but ultimately it doesn't seem to add much.
Rating: Soft pass

23. SegaSonic The Hedgehog (ARC)
I'm currently on game 47 right now, it's been too long since I wrote updates on games, so my memory is going to be fuzzy on the next 20 or so games.  I finally decided to play this one, my intent was to leverage the steamdeck's touchpad in place of the trackball the game originally had, but I noticed by default the stick controls were fairly intuitive so I just went with the default controls rather than trying to figure out the mapping.  Rather short game, just run through the levels, dodge obstacles, etc.  I think the game is only 8 levels long or something, it's real short.  Honestly the game isn't much special.  I'll write it here rather than elsewhere, but because of the next franchise run I started, I decided to go back and update my franchise lists to include alternative versions of games, so while I was 1 game away from being done with Sonic, I now have like 7 more games to play because I went through and found a handful of Sonic games that had alternative versions that are different from the original/one I played.
Rating: Hard pass

24. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (GEN)
I had initially skipped this game because I hate Puyo games and it doesn't really add anything to the franchise overall, it's a puzzle game tie-in to the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog TV show, so it's a game of a show of a game and not even like a legit game, a Sonic branded Puyo game.  Anyway, lots of, what I imagine to be, original characters with some TV characters included, but generic Puyo puzzling.
Rating: Hard pass

25. Batman: The Video Game (NES)
And so it begins, I start my Batman franchise run.  This is the franchise run where I decided that I would play alternative versions of games.  The problem is they shouldn't be considered alternative, they are completely different games.  This is back when franchise licensors would license out their IP to everyone so you'd get 7 different devs/pubs releasing a game to tie in with an IP.  So here you have 7 different Batman The Movie video games from 7 different devs for 7 different platforms, and all entirely original different games with no overlapping content.  I'm going to legitimately have to look at Youtube videos to remember these games because I've literally played 20 batman games since I started this.  This one is a platformer, in general the platforming in the game is quite good and they did the wall jumping really well compared to say Strider which was fucking torture getting the wall jumping to work right.  The platforming got brutally bad right towards the end of the game.  I don't even remember what exactly happened, but I recall something happened and I had to redo the platforming of one of the harder sections at the end of the game and I was like fuck this no, so I turned on cheats or something to get through it again because it was so frustrating.  I get the design decision of making things brutal to make the game last longer and stuff, but it's just not fun at that point.  Pretty ok game if not forgettable.
Rating: Hard pass

26. Batman: The Video Game (GB)
This one is more of a Mega Man style platformer which is pleasant, but the Batman character model just makes me thing of Baman Piderman Batman and I chuckle a little ever time I see it.  Honestly this game was pretty good, like real good.  Straight forward levels, decent boss fights, not a fan of the shmup sections as I just don't enjoy shmup stuff in general, and the platforming at the last section of the game was kind of frustrating, but not as bad as the NES game.  Honestly, if you're gonna play a Gameboy game, this isn't a bad one to play, just overall a great game, probably one of, if not the, best Batman games of that era.
Rating: Soft pass

27. Number Munchers (DOS)
I was doing research trying to find DOS/ZX roms for old Batman games and remembered that this game existed so I played it for a little while because I realized that maybe this would be a good game for my kid.  My kid is obsessed with math and likes to play computer games.  So I played this for a bit to get the controls down and see whats going on throughout before I put it in front of my kid and try to teach him how to play it.  I showed it to him and he played for a bit, but he didn't quite get the controls because you have to click to move to a number and then click again to actually eat the number, so he kept just walking to the different numbers and never eating.  And then he kept getting eaten by the trogs.
Rating: Hard pass

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Re: 52 Games Challenge 2023!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2022, 12:40:15 pm »
I'm not sure what my goal for the year is going to be, I imagine I'm going to hit 104 at least again because it's been so easy to hit, but I kind of want to aim for longer games.  I enjoyed playing a lot of Elden Ring and Fallout 76 last year and I know I dumped soooo much time in those games, I'd kind of like to do something like that again.  I have two copies of Code Vein, so maybe I'll replay that and get my wife to play it with me.  I definitely want to play more games with my wife.

Between beating the games for this challenge I played Gran Turismo 7 a ton. I probably have 150+ hours on it at this point. I find it enjoyable to have a game or two you dedicate a lot more time and energy two while knocking off other games in the backlog.