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The 2016 Completed Games List

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  • TheDoomhammerTheDoomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC) Fixed HR's bad endings problem by not really having one, yay! Still it was a pretty fun game and the sidequests were surprisingly excellent. Way better than the main story generally, which is kinda weird.
  • ClixClix Listmaster Full Members
    I am back from vacation, and I have updated the list.
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  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    Theatrhythm Final fantasy(3DS)

    Well I did beat all series songs and some more but since I got Curtain Call, I don't want to spent too much time with this one.
    Always enjoy all the experience in life, you might gain a level or two.
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  • redwing42redwing42 Just Monika Full Members
    You Must Build A Boat (PC)
    Had some fun with this, but not as much as with 10000000. For some reason, this one was a bit frustrating and less rewarding to me.
  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Halifax, New SealandFull Members
    Poker Smash (Xbox 360) - completed every puzzle in Puzzle Mode.
    "The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude."
  • smacdsmacd Full Members
    edited March 16
    deleted.
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    Wolf Among Us: Episode 1: XBONE Better than I expected. I enjoy the atmosphere and characters.
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    My brother downloaded Broforce (PS4) when it was free earlier this year. It's another couch co-op game neither of us had heard of or knew anything about. We try not to pay for them because we use them as a break from higher priority entertainment and only stick with them if they're fun. Broforce was rather fun. Chaotic two minute stages that didn't punish dying much at all made for a silly experience that we laughed our way through.
    The lesson here is that dreams inevitably lead to hideous implosions.
  • daveyddaveyd Turn-based lifeform PAFull Members
    edited September 2016
    Completed Expeditions: Conquistador (PC). Great game. While I generally tried to make peace with native peoples, I allied with one tribal chieftain and killed the Aztec emperor. The King of Spain was disappointed I didn't return with more gold and jewels. Apparently ~14,000 pieces, detailed maps, and establishing positive trade relations with Natives wasn't enough for his royal majesty :pensive:

    Main complaint with the game was that my character can't participate directly in the battles, which makes me feel less immersed in the action. Also, ranged attacks are generally underpowered. Apparently both of these will be rectified in Expeditions: Viking. Can't wait for it!
    Currently playing (on PC): Hard West, Eisenwald: Blood of November, Dungeon Rats, Wasteland 2, Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire





  • ClixClix Listmaster Full Members
    daveyd wrote: »
    Completed Expeditions: Conquistador. Great game. While I generally tried to make peace with native peoples, I allied with one tribal chieftain and killed the Aztec emperor. The King of Spain was disappointed I didn't return with more gold and jewels. Apparently ~14,000 pieces, detailed maps, and establishing positive trade relations with Natives wasn't enough for his royal majesty :pensive:

    Main complaint with the game was that my character can't participate directly in the battles, which makes me feel less immersed in the action. Also, ranged attacks are generally underpowered. Apparently both of these will be rectified in Expeditions: Viking. Can't wait for it!

    Just to make sure, this is for PC, correct?
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  • daveyddaveyd Turn-based lifeform PAFull Members
    edited September 2016
    Clix wrote: »
    Just to make sure, this is for PC, correct?

    Correct. It's available for Windows, Mac, and Linux (Linux is Steam only).
    Currently playing (on PC): Hard West, Eisenwald: Blood of November, Dungeon Rats, Wasteland 2, Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire





  • Cassandra RamosCassandra Ramos Eternal Kyoshi Administrators
    edited September 2016
    I completed Bravely Second: End Layer for the 3DS while I was in Honduras. Good Arceus, where do I even start...

    This game makes me so incredibly happy! Many of you may know that I adore Bravely Default, despite its well-known issues. Square Enix and Silicon Studios definitely learned from their mistakes. I didn't think it would, but Bravely Second exceeded my expectations. I prepared myself for a weaker story and less-awesome music, but I had nothing to worry about.

    Bravely Second's story is arguably not as original as Default's, but it is still very well told. The game does a lot of tell, don't show, but so did the first game. Cutscenes are still very dynamic and I love the improved facial expressions. Second's story is helped greatly by the improved pacing, so that the strong points in the plot come sooner but more naturally. Also, it's refreshing that we learn about the motivations of the villains much sooner than in the first game and the characterization of the Glantz Empire's asterisk bearers is more effective than that of the first game's Eternian bearers.

    The side stories for the Eternian asterisks bearers were awkward on a few levels. There is no way to choose a wrong answer, but I can understand why the "bad endings" were taken out of the western version of the game. After all of the complaints about the repetition in the first game, and from feedback from Japanese players, the developers and localizers probably thought western audiences wouldn't want to go through the side quest four times. Ideally, the quests would have been entirely different to avoid this mess. Also, some of the conflicts themselves were kind of dumb (the one where you have to choose between the dark knight and time mage really takes the cake). I do like how the side stories built up to the last one to get the Templar job.

    What I really enjoyed about the story, though, was how more involved it is to the characters, especially Magnolia and Yew. I also didn't think this game could blow my mind in the way that the first game did, but boy, was I wrong! I'll say more on that later. I've already written before in the "What are you playing today" thread about my love of the characters. I can add that I really enjoy how the four party members interact. They really feel like a group of good friends, more so than the Warriors of Light in the first game. Heck, I even like Tiz and Agnès more now. And I can't say it enough: Yew is adorkable!

    The battle system is as fun and strategic as ever. The new jobs are loads of fun to use, and I like how most of them are very different from the legacy Final Fantasy jobs. Fighting through consecutive battles feels quite rewarding. I found the game's difficulty to be fair on normal.

    I've already said how much better the voice direction is in Second compared to Default. Now I want to give praise to the writers and localizers of the scripts as well (though maybe more the latter, since I heard the Japanese script has a lot of lame memes in it). This isn't to say that Bravely Default had poor localization, but Second's is so much better. This is even in spite of some oversights in Yew's Journal and one inconsistently translated Catmancer ability. The writing in this game is funnier and more enjoyable to read and hear than in its predecessor.

    All in all, I would say that Bravely Second is a better game than Bravely Default. The pacing is so much better, I enjoy the story more, love the characters both returning and new, combat is as fantastic as ever, there is a slight but noticeable improvement to the graphics, and the writing is a little better, or at least a little funnier. The music isn't as awesome as in the first game, but it has grown on me. It's a good and fitting OST, but it's not mind-blowingly amazing and not a candidate for "Best Video Game OST Ever IMHO." it is good to hear the many returning pieces of Revo's music. Suffice it to say, Bravely Second is my new favorite 3DS game, and my most favorite game this year thus far. It apparently hasn't sold as much in the same amount of time as Default, but it has done decently well and may still hit a million copies. Regardless, I wouldn't mind a "Bravely Third" in a few years. There are a few very vague sequel hooks in this game.
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    Oh gods, I love the ending! Sure, Edea gets the romantic short stick, but the promise for her to be with Ringabel is there. I'm still not sure if that person with her in the very last scene is Alternis or Ringabel. At first I thought this game was going to have Edea and Alternis get together, but the hints that he was Ringabel started soon after that. I was elated to see Agnès propose to Tiz. Considering everything they've been through, it's so heartening to see them happy together, at last. I'm also glad to see Yew and Magnolia get together as well. Sure, the parallels between their relationship and Altair and Vega's is a little contrived, but I can't help but think that it's all so very sweet. and well done. I am a sucker for a cute, obvious romantic sub-plot. Also, I rarely see video game romances told this openly. Any game that avoid the Cannot Spit it Out trope and paces the romance competently has a good love sub-plot in my book. Yew's declaration of love to Magnolia is super adorable, too!

    And also... "For the Sequel," the subtitle for the enhanced version of Bravely Default in Japan (the one that became the western release) lives up to its name even more than I thought it did! It seemed at first that this version of BD is "for the sequel" because it included enhancements and mechanics from the then-upcoming Bravely Second. What bugged me throughout the sequel, though, was how despite how important the Bravely Second mechanic is the story, it is included in "For the Sequel" with no fanfare. That was on freaking purpose! They used the setting's time and space shenanigans to save Tiz by sending the SP hourglass back in time! This means both versions of Bravely Default are canon! Gah!

    To further blow my mind, there's the revelation that Anne was Airy's mysterious sister from the very beginning and very end of Bravely Default! When I first beat Bravely Default, I thought it was amazing and touching that the fairy at the very beginning that asked you, the player, to stay until the very end was not Airy but someone different. She seemed to be a good person who wanted you to stop Airy and Ouroboros by saving Tiz's life and guiding the Warriors of Light. Then in Bravely Second Anne mocks you by repeating what she said to you at the beginning of Default. She only coerced you into helping the party stop Ouroboros so that her own evil god could start his plans in earnest. Gah! That's not even getting into the crazy metaness of the final boss sequence. Needless to say, my mind has been thoroughly blown.

    One last little niggle, though...was Deneb also the Adventurer in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light? O_O I am glad to see I was wrong about the mysterious narrator for some chapters being Vega.

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  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    Completed the hero route for Hyrule Warrior Legends - 3DS

    Doesn't roll credits as the 3DS versions does the villain route after the hero route unlike the WiiU version but it is a full story done so i'm counting it as beaten but not completed.
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  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    Gone Home (PC)

    a nice little story!
    Always enjoy all the experience in life, you might gain a level or two.
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  • smacdsmacd Full Members
    edited March 16
    deleted.
  • ClixClix Listmaster Full Members
    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (PS3 via Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection) - Platinum Trophy

    Hurray! My 20th Platinum trophy. Better yet, I've only had a PS3(+) for 3 years.

    As for the game, it has aged WAY better than the first game. While I know they included the first game so it would be an actual collection, Budokai 3 still holds up as one of the best anime-series fighters. Also, the game itself actually looks like a PS3 title and not just a PS2 with a simple new coat of paint (which is more what Budokai HD is). For Budokai 3 alone, I do recommend this collection. Sadly, it has retained a decent degree of resale value ($25-30), so it's not a bargain-bin special.
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  • SuccessorMSuccessorM Can't you hear the drums? Full Members
    edited September 2016
    Pokemon Platinum Version

    Just rolled credits on it by defeating the Elite 4 and champion. It's a good game and definitely improves on the groundwork laid by Diamond and Pearl. Still have to do the post-game, but so far, the hype for this game proceeded and ultimately didn't live up to it. Still a good game though, and definitely one of the series high-points. Definitely worth a play-through. Speaking of which, my team through this was awesome:

    Dantes the Umbreon
    Alexander the Rotom
    Heracles the Rhyperior
    Lu Bu the Infernape
    Kojiro the Crobat
    Solomon the Milotic

    Now, for the next games on my list. I have lots of VNs to get through this year, but I'm going to be doing some Pokemon on the site, post-game is calling after all. I'm due for a few Platinum Trophies as well.
  • Michael BakerMichael Baker RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    Medabots 7 (3DS)

    My thoughts on this one are mixed. On the one hand, it did a lot to improve the basic mechanics and add new twists and strategies in. On the other hand, it also took a torch to most of the previous game's events, and to some points of canon from the entire series as a whole, while also giving the player an outrageously ridiculous set of geography to work with. I'll have to think long and hard before penning the review for this one.

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    The Ember Series: A New Fire (alpha) (PC/Steam)

    This one, on the other hand, I have no need to think long and hard about. It was incredibly rough around the edges, and wore out its welcome well before I got to the end of the featured content. This will be one impression that was not impressed at all.
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4)

    Procrastinating long enough, I finished the game, getting every character ending. Lots of callbacks to previous games in the series, and this apparently leads into the research that led to SO3. Character endings are nice and "link" pretty well, to the point where they all feel like parts of the same ending. The game as a whole isn't overly amazing, but it's definitely fun, which is what I need more JRPGs to be.
    "Yes, because apparently blindly jumping headfirst into a firefight without a grasp on the situation or any combat experience is a sign of genius these days."
  • Michael BakerMichael Baker RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    Seven: The Molmorth Cavalry (PS2

    Now in for the world record of longest time passing between saving one's game in the final level and actually beating the game, we have Seven: The Molmorth Cavalry in at 10 years, 6 months, and 8 days!

    ... I should probably restart the story and play through the first hour or so again before I try and write a review, maybe >_>;

    Still, it's a beautiful game with beautiful music and a really odd battle system.
  • daveyddaveyd Turn-based lifeform PAFull Members
    Completed Dead State: Reanimated (PC).
    Wow, this was a pretty long game. It did occasionally get repetitive but overall very much enjoyed it. It is as if "The Walking Dead" and "Fallout 1 & 2" had a baby. I liked that it had permadeath any character you take out into the field can die / be infected.

    There were a few bugs and some features in modern turn-based tactics games that I would've liked here (e.g., cover system, flanking, etc.) but I highly recommend it to anyone who likes CRPGs with turn-based tactical combat.
    Currently playing (on PC): Hard West, Eisenwald: Blood of November, Dungeon Rats, Wasteland 2, Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire





  • TheDoomhammerTheDoomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    edited September 2016
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II [PS3]: Cool game, and they've certainly left themselves plenty of directions to take CSIII in. Also, I wonder how many people got confused as hell by the pre-epilogue sequence, or does everyone who plays these games follow the series pretty closely?
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II [PS3]: Cool game, and they've certainly left themselves plenty of directions to take CSIII in. Also, I wonder how many people got confused as hell by the pre-epilogue sequence, or does everyone who plays these games follow the series pretty closely?

    It was definitely a WTH moment.
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  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 2: Children of Arkham (PS4) -- Seriously, I am thrilled to see where this goes after this episode. Much better one than the first!
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS) - Review to come!
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited September 2016
    Playing The Curious Expedition earlier this month reminded me that FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) is my favorite game of that style. I haven't played FTL since I bought a new PC in 2015. I did a couple playthroughs last weekend, and now that it's installed again it'll probably be my go-to game when I'm bored at night and don't want to get into something long.
    The lesson here is that dreams inevitably lead to hideous implosions.
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    edited September 2016
    Wolf Among Us: Episode 2: XBONE Another solid entry for sure. I wasn't expecting to like this game as much as I do.
  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Halifax, New SealandFull Members
    River City: Tokyo Rumble (3DS) - For review
    "The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude."
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    Wolf Among Us: Episode 3: XBONE. Least favorite so far but still a strong episode. Glad to finally be rid of a certain character.
  • Adriaan den OudenAdriaan den Ouden Δ Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground RPGamer Staff
    Whew, finally wrapped up The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PS3)

    Although it's still the best game I've played all year, I thought the first game was much better overall. Cold Steel 2 started out really strong, but it really started to fall apart towards the end. The ending was a major let-down.
    Maybe I'll log out and check my e-mail or something...
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