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The 2016 Completed Games List

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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited October 2016
    Dark Souls III (PS4, 21 hours) - I have some issues with this game, but even a rough Souls game is still fun to me. First game I've beaten all of the bosses in.

    (PS: I think my hours and count are off)
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  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Steins;Gate (PS3) -- I got one of the D-Mail endings (the one for Suzuha which I REALLY liked). I think I'm good for the moment at calling this one done, but I will likely go back to it at some point and try for a different ending. Very cool concept with this game. :)
  • ClixClix Listmaster Full Members
    Macstorm wrote: »
    Dark Souls III (PS4, 21 hours) - I have some issues with this game, but even a rough Souls game is still fun to me. First game I've beaten all of the bosses in.

    (PS: I think my hours and count are off)

    You are right, your count was off. I was keeping up with the hours, though. I likely was so focused on trying to keep the hours straight that I forgot to also bump up the count three times. Everything should be fine now.
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    No worries, thanks for doing this.
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  • Alex FullerAlex Fuller Managing Editor RPGamer Staff
    Nyx wrote: »
    Steins;Gate (PS3) -- I got one of the D-Mail endings (the one for Suzuha which I REALLY liked). I think I'm good for the moment at calling this one done, but I will likely go back to it at some point and try for a different ending. Very cool concept with this game. :)

    True ending that thing. Might want a guide but so worth it :)
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Minecraft Story Mode (PS4, 12 hours) - Kinda cute, but didn't need the three DLC chapters. They were OK, but not really the one with all the let's players on it.
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    Journey (PS4)

    For the longest time I didn't understand why people gushed over this game, outside of how it looks. After playing and beating it twice, I finally understand it. The game is simplistic, with you just platforming and moving to collect things while you go on your quest. But the backstory is interesting and really open to interpretation, and the areas are well thought out. I especially loved going through the last few areas with another, and I actually shed a tear when we reached the finale. Didn't know the person, but we just kept going together and helped each other out, and turned back at the final part just to see the sights before finally finishing it.
    "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."
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2016
    The Metronomicon (PC) is both a great rhythm game and an excellent RPG hybrid. Anyone who enjoys rhythm games should try it out (unless you hate EDM since that's the whole soundtrack). The way it integrates RPG actions makes it a whole lot of fun and adds just enough forgiveness to the core gameplay that you can spend a split second thinking about what skill to use without ruining musical streaks.

    Fighting with the Melody is my favorite song. I've been listening to it outside of the game and I'm cool with it being stuck in my head for a while. Pubstep was the best song from a gameplay standpoint in that it took me a few tries to master and it was the most unique and rewarding in that sense.

    I completed every stage and killed every boss and mini-boss on Normal. There's one side quest I can't do, otherwise I did all of them on Normal. I'm playing through the Arena now, which is more difficult than the main story, and plan to replay all the Adventure levels on Hard to see how far I can go.
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel (PS4, 4 hours, DLC) - Not groundbreaking, but I had fun exploring the world. The bosses were easy and insane in that order.
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  • Cassandra RamosCassandra Ramos Eternal Kyoshi Administrators
    I just completed the Delta Episode and thus the story of Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS). I loved Ruby/Sapphire when they first came out, and while this game is excellent, I'm still not as keen on it as I am on Black/White. I do appreciate the fleshing out of the plot (even if the "hit the reset button on the world" plot makes little sense in a setting that's practically a utopia). Not quite enough was done to make the characters more realized, but they tried. Zinnia is a neat addition, and someone like her would have been appreciated in X/Y.

    Now onto the Sun/Moon demo!
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  • Alex FullerAlex Fuller Managing Editor RPGamer Staff
    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (PC) polished off. Review coming soon :)
    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."
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  • SuccessorMSuccessorM Can't you hear the drums? Full Members
    Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (PC via Steam)

    So, something compelled me to play this at launch despite:
    1) being really bad at the Civilization franchise of games and
    2) them being plagued with problems at launch.

    I'm very happy to say that neither possibility managed to keep my from having a ton of fun with it! Being bad helped me get used to the new mechanics and the game doesn't have too many problems. Well, the AI is a bit bugy here and there... I ended up beating a run with Trajan of Rome after about 450+ (cutting really close to the 500 score victory) turns with a Culture Victory.

    You may think it weird I'm counting this game complete after one successful play-through. However, this win took me several failed games with other Civs and 35 hours of straight play. I barely left my desk for the past three days trying to win at this. So, I'm calling it good for now, but don't be surprised if you see this next year too.
    omegabyte wrote: »
    Play the DLC case. It's... it's just awesome. You get to defend a whale!

    Thanks for the suggestion, but AA5 really really took a lot out of me to finish. It just didn't feel like I was expecting. I will likely somewhere down the line, but I'm not sure when.
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  • Adriaan den OudenAdriaan den Ouden Δ Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2016
    Just wrapped up Exist Archive (PS4). Review to follow soonish.

    Also just finished Orwell - Episode One: The Clocks were Striking Thirteen (PC) and Orwell - Episode 2: A Place where there is No Darkness (PC). This is a really interesting game. Honestly, the gameplay is really creepy. Effectively blurs the line between the dangers and necessity of surveillance in the modern age. At the end of episode 2
    Spoiler:
    you can effectively save potentially dozens of lives from a terrorist attack, but do so through some really disturbingly dystopian means.
    Maybe I'll log out and check my e-mail or something...
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2016
    I finished Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (3DS) while watching NFL games and taking breaks from work today.

    Overall I thought it had the best room puzzles of the series. As a group they were more challenging and legitimate as puzzles. I mostly recall 999 and VLR's rooms having me try every combination of everything until something worked. I also liked how it worked paradox and probability puzzles into the story, though it was odd that some were over-explained while others weren't explained at all.

    The storytelling, setting, and plot were all the weakest in the series. The flow chart puzzles made me giggle a few times, and one of the game's late twists was cool because it seemed so obvious after the reveal, but the fragments and flow chart were difficult to follow. This beast got complicated and the story was full of inconsistencies, loose threads, and unexplained actions. Characters spent too much time repeating long-winded sci-fi concepts. A couple story shenanigans and plot drivers made my eyes roll. There were so many convenient, reused items I don't even know which one Alex referred to in his Deep Look. It's disappointing because I thought VLR's storytelling was so tight.
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  • Alex FullerAlex Fuller Managing Editor RPGamer Staff
    Reached a true ending on Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (Vita) last night on Vita3 after the screen on Vita1 went kablooey. Went with Nadeshiko for the first playthrough but will probably give it a while before I return and see what Tsuguri's is like. Was starting to lose interest in the from the middle onwards as I didn't really like the new characters that it focuses on and it made the key plot elements was too obvious early on so they lost somewhat their impact. Does a nice job keeping with the series' moral issues/themes, however.

    Also the particularly issue in ZTD to me was
    Spoiler:
    the time machine
    The rest I was ok with, though apparently I'm higher on it than most others.
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  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Assassin's Creed Unity (PS4) -- So that was a thing.
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited November 2016
    Regarding ZTD, that was certainly a strange thing to exist, though I was glad it wasn't overplayed, and it appeared early enough that I just accepted it whether or not it made sense.

    I had bigger issues with
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    the alien cards made out of special needle-shattering material, and the shotgun that seemed to pop up in every cutscene in the last few hours with no one trying to disarm the wielder (which wasn't even important to that puzzle room). My biggest issues were the BS resonance effect letting people control SHIFTing between timelines, that the amnesia drug inexplicably didn't work when the writers didn't want it to, and that this Zero couldn't SHIFT or use the morphogenetic field but was still able to intentionally split and control timelines as a means to an end.
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  • maryadaviesmaryadavies She Shoots For The Stars Somewhere east of Atlanta, GAModerators
    World of Final Fantasy (PS4) (first ending)...I'm working on the good ending now, for you see the bad ending first. Anyway fun. game. Shame I can't share it with 'Cat b/c the stupid thing only has one save! (evil, really evil!) If you miss turn based Final Fantasy games and you like Pokemon, this isn't a hard sell. Prepare for a nostalgia trip and a pretty good story.

    I find I liked this better than the one pokemon game I tried!
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  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Gonna drop a bomb 'cause this girl beat two games today!


    Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 3: New World Order (PS4)
    -- The continuation for this episodic series continues to keep me intrigued, and I got to see my canon pairing in the Batverse have a little well need 'fun.' <3 Thank you game for bringing out the fangirl in me.

    Then I also finally completed Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4) which I also immensely enjoyed. I started the game with Nadeshiko and while I thought her and Tsurugi weren't the most interesting of characters, I REALLY did enjoy the overarching plotline that was present and at some point I'll do another run through it as Tsurugi. :)

  • SuccessorMSuccessorM Can't you hear the drums? Full Members
    Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PC via Steam)

    Needed a pick-me-up so I jumped back into this to work off some energy. Man, this game just keeps getting better. I really wanted to see how things changed after the voice-acted story and this is a very welcome addition to the story. What isn't, however, is that recent updates to the game have "broken" the story mode by having the the voice-lines, text-boxes, and panels run at different times. Real big damper on the experience, but since this is a game I come back to on and off, hopefully it's fixed so I can fully enjoy the dlc character's stories appropriately.
  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    Shining Force CD (Sega CD)

    Well was fun to return to that good old game :)
    It was a lot easier than I remember, well beside the museum fight, since you can't pick your characters
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    I finished The Banner Saga 2 (PC) tonight. I expected more of the same, wanted more of the same, and got more of the same, but still feel slightly let down. Combat improved just from the new skills and enemies. That was great. But the story choices and Oregon Trail aspects didn't seem to matter much or carry much weight. Not in a branching storyline way, but in a way where there weren't many surprises and hardly any consequences, unlike Banner Saga 1. I spent over half of Rook's time with no food and it didn't matter. It just made combat more fun because I had to manage willpower use.
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  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors (PSVita) -- Review to come! Honestly, I didn't hate this game as much as I thought I would (given I really don't care for this type of game). Not bad though, bot great either. Got Mizuki's Ending!
  • redwing42redwing42 Just Monika Full Members
    edited November 2016
    Wolfenstein: The New Order (XBONE) (Death Incarnate difficulty) Fun shooter with some pretty good stealth sequences as well. Final boss was a bit frustrating, until I learned about his invincibility timer. I'm always a sucker for some good alternate history, and this one filled that niche nicely.
  • maryadaviesmaryadavies She Shoots For The Stars Somewhere east of Atlanta, GAModerators
    edited November 2016
    I know this seems like a repeat, but..

    World of Final Fantasy(PS4) (true ending)

    Man, that was cute. I won't spoil much, but if anyone's doing this for a review and having trouble with the final boss, PM me and I'll give some pointers. Won't say who since that is a spoiler, but he is MEAN. Took me three tries.

    BTW, for Clix; Since this was getting a second ending on the same game, please don't count this as separate. Just add (Both Endings) to the previous entry.
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  • Adriaan den OudenAdriaan den Ouden Δ Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground RPGamer Staff
    Gonna post this again: Orwell - Episode One: The Clocks were Striking Thirteen (PC) and Orwell - Episode 2: A Place where there is No Darkness (PC). I added it as an edit to a previous post, but I think it got missed in the tally.

    Maybe I'll log out and check my e-mail or something...
  • ClixClix Listmaster Full Members
    omegabyte wrote: »
    Gonna post this again: Orwell - Episode One: The Clocks were Striking Thirteen (PC) and Orwell - Episode 2: A Place where there is No Darkness (PC). I added it as an edit to a previous post, but I think it got missed in the tally.

    I do not notice edits since the system does not notify me of them. It is always best to just double post.
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  • SuccessorMSuccessorM Can't you hear the drums? Full Members
    Stories: The Path of Destinies (PC via Steam)

    A short little game with lots of charm. I really enjoyed my time with it and manged to get the true ending in 4 (1/2) tries. Loved it and would like to go back and get the other endings when I get the chance.
  • ChickenGodChickenGod Overdosing Heavenly Bliss Moderators
    edited November 2016
    Phoenix Wright: The Spirit of Justice (3DS)

    Just wrapped up all the cases. Overall I'm pleased with what could be seen as a middle of the road entry into the franchise. Honestly I liked most of the cases, though I feel like looking back that none of them will be particularly memorable. Case 4 was an oddity to me, because it didnt have much to do with anything. Following a very involved Case 3, 4 felt like the typical tutorial that was randomly put this deep into the game to give players a chance to mentally relax with something different. Unfortunately this kind of backfired, as I was so ready to get into the meat of the game at that point that taking such a big step back with a trial that contributed nothing to series lore or the overarching story in general was a disappointment. One of the problems I had with this game was that many of the twists were a little too easy to see this time around, I would have liked to be surprised more often. On the bright side though, they really cleaned up some of the leaps of logic or odd order of evidence presentation that can be found in other games in the series, so actually solving the whole "Courtroom Puzzle" aspect was generally lots of fun and I can't recall a moment where I thought "Why would the game want me to present this here?".

    So yeah, Spirit of Justice wasn't amazing or anything, but it was a worthwhile playthrough and I'm glad the series is still alive and well.

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