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The 2016 Completed Games List

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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Nyx wrote: »
    Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo (PS4) -- My feelings hurt. Also if I didn't have to work today I'd be powering through the last episode just to see how this all ends. Really fantastic stuff here.

    The shootout! So good!
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited December 2016
    Rolled the credits on Pokemon Moon (3DS), though I'll do postgame stuff for a while. I settled on a team of 6 before Po Town on the 3rd island and stuck with them for the rest of the game. I made a big error by switching out my least helpful party member for Lunala before taking on the Elite Four. It made most of my team weak to Dark attacks, and I swear almost every opposing Pokemon in the Elite Four had a Dark attack. On the other hand, the one I gave the boot would have matched types well throughout the gauntlet. Oh well.

    I came around by the end and do think this is the best game in the series. Beyond shaking things up in little ways and removing some archaic mechanics, I had more fun with it than any other Pokemon I've played, particularly the last fourth which is usually a drag for me in the series.

    And I'm still lost as to why Dragon Quest is too stubborn to do the same. It took Pokemon 20 years to drop HMs and give you more info during combat. It's still a Pokemon game. Dragon Quest can fix its interface, inventory system, save system, and the play-halting pop-up windows in combat and still be Dragon Quest damn it.
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  • Alex FullerAlex Fuller Managing Editor RPGamer Staff
    Steins;Gate 0 (Vita) completed and platinumed. Loved it.
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  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Macstorm wrote: »
    Nyx wrote: »
    Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo (PS4) -- My feelings hurt. Also if I didn't have to work today I'd be powering through the last episode just to see how this all ends. Really fantastic stuff here.

    The shootout! So good!

    It was easily my favourite bit. I died of laughter with that one! And then in Episode 5 when Gortys tells Rhys that his finger guns can be real guns. <3

    Speaking of which, Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 5 - Vault of the Traveler (PS4) is completed. I think Tales from the Borderlands might actually be up there with Walking Dead Season 1 for me as one of the best efforts made by Telltale. I felt a lot of feelings, there were many great laughs and everything always felt well-timed and executed with this. While I think episode 1 was likely the weakest, I think this collection of of episodes on a whole was really strong. I wish I had paid full price for this one when it originally released, but you can't go wrong for awesomeness at a @2 price tag.
  • ClixClix Listmaster Full Members
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4) - Platinum Trophy

    A much improved sequel, though the game is still very rough around the edges. The painful monotony caused by the RNG was alleviated, but the overall difficulty of the game feels to have gone up. I once again used an Earthling, this time a male specializing in physical attacks. I had to also partially raise one of each race for one of the trophies; the longest race track was done by my roommate while I was at work, so kudos to him for the assist. I was happy to once again earn all of my online wins, though it was harder this time than last (I ran into some ideas last year when playing the first game). I would be interest in another entry, but I hope they will wait a bit longer so there is more new material to work with from Super, as well as delve deeper into the MMO/Heroes plot.
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  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited December 2016
    Enchanter (PC)
    Lost Pig (PC)

    An Infocom classic, and a modern IF classic. Both games are good fun, but the number of times I have to look up walkthroughs is depressing. Even a ~10 room game like Lost Pig, clearly designed to be entry-level IF, had a puzzle I doubt I'd ever have been able to solve myself without resorting to brute force. Enchanter is much worse; at one point it straight-up tricks you into solving a puzzle the "wrong" way, locking the game in an unwinnable state. I guess this is just how adventure games rolled back in 1983, but it does make it hard to recommend them to people.
  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    Earthbound (SNES)

    Finally, I manage to break my curse and finish that game... but what a weird one, with a lot of unfair fight, lucky for us the hp don't go down as soon as you get the damage.
    But I am glad I did it.
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited December 2016
    My brother and I finished Grim Dawn (PC) on Normal for the first half of the game and Veteran for the second. We were planning to do the whole thing on Veteran but my brother can't read, apparently, and I noticed midway through.

    I'm enjoying the game and will keep playing on higher difficulties if they don't get too crazy. My brother and are going to gear up separately this week, and if he's still interested in it (he almost never replays games on higher difficulties) we'll continue together. Otherwise, I'll test out my glass cannon dude on Elite alone. He's not as experienced as I am with these types of games, and the skill difference gets obvious when things get hard. It was an issue in Path of Exile and also in the final, optional zone in Grim Dawn. I'd like to continue playing with him but it sounds like Elite is going to be too big of a step up in challenge for what he enjoys.
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited December 2016
    Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4, 8 hours) - I really dug this all the way through. Not even a real Batman fan, but I loved this one.
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  • TheDoomhammerTheDoomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    Mass Effect (PC): Felt like replaying the series again for whatever reason.

    Never did the Liara romance before. It sure is, uh, something.
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 5: City of Light (PS4) -- Really loved this.
  • SuccessorMSuccessorM Can't you hear the drums? Full Members
    edited December 2016
    Pokemon Sun (3DS) - Good game and I greatly enjoyed my time with it. Very interesting story and Trial Totems are great.

    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4) - Not a bad game, but I hesitate to call it a good one. I don't understand why loading screens are so much longer in this generation especially in this one. Basically the game is poorly optimized, but significantly less buggy then its predecessor. Missed opportunists abound, but it was pretty fun.

    The Simpsons (Arcade) - This game is not nearly as good as I thought it was growing up. Huge quarter-muncher too. Though that was disappointing, it was great to see the older, more cartoony designs of the characters.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Mercenaries Saga 2 (3DS, 12 hours) - Loved this one. Now to start up MS3.
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited December 2016
    Batman - The Telltale Series (PC) - I liked what they did with the familiar Batman characters a lot, and a well-written Catwoman is going to steal every scene for me. The gameplay formula works and I love these games, but this one's storytelling was weak after episode 3. Episode 3 was so dense on story progress and ended with such a huge scene, 4 and 5 felt like a drawn out single episode with no momentum. I played all 5 in a day and a half, so the last 2/5 of the game was flat. Considering part of the flatness was time wasted on unrelated story threads for a sequel, I hope they actually make one.
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  • ClixClix Listmaster Full Members
    lolwhoops wrote: »
    MeiQ - Labyrinth of Death - Mixed feels. Will be reviewed soon.

    Console?
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  • Alex FullerAlex Fuller Managing Editor RPGamer Staff
    Whee, Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita) complete :) Not sure why I stopped playing 30 months ago but blitzed through the last 40% in two days and it was great.
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  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited December 2016
    Infidel (PC)

    This one is much easier than the other Infocom games I've played; I beat it in less than 6 hours without a guide. The game world is disappointingly static, and it could certainly have done with being a bit more challenging and less linear, but I really enjoyed the overarching hieroglyph puzzle and how it tied all the other puzzles together. I'd say it's also a lot more thematically coherent than its contemporaries (Starcross, Enchanter), even if the world itself is less interesting. It would make a good entry-level game for those who aren't familiar with text adventures.
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    edited December 2016
    The Walking Dead Season 3: Episode 1 - Ties That Bind Part 1 (PS4) -- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
  • redwing42redwing42 Just Monika Full Members
    Nyx wrote: »
    The Walking Dead Season 3: Episode 1 - Ties That Bind Part 1 (PS4) -- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Is that good or bad?
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    Yoshi's New Island: 3DS. First of all, what is wrong with the people that make the music to these Yoshi games? Pure garbage. That aside, gameplay was fun albeit nothing really new for better or worse. Good time killer, won't 100% though.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Hue (Vita, 5 hours) - This was a fun little platformer that used color for puzzles (and had a good colorblind mode for those who need it). It reminded me of Limbo if Limbo had been colorful and fun.
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  • Michael BakerMichael Baker RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    Clix wrote: »
    lolwhoops wrote: »
    MeiQ - Labyrinth of Death - Mixed feels. Will be reviewed soon.

    Console?

    There, there, lolwhoops. It'll all be better soon. The mean old booby game is over and done with....

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    redwing42 wrote: »
    Nyx wrote: »
    The Walking Dead Season 3: Episode 1 - Ties That Bind Part 1 (PS4) -- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Is that good or bad?

    Good AHH.
  • ChickenGodChickenGod Overdosing Heavenly Bliss Moderators
    edited December 2016
    Final Fantasy 15 (PS4). Clocked in the main story at around 40 hours.

    I...don't really like it. The first thing that comes to mind with FF15 is wasted potential. All the things that people have told me, coupled with my own experience, says they spent way, WAY too long on the open world and worthless sidequests compared to what they invested in storytelling and characters. Seriously, the sidequests, hunts, and other little diversions in FF15 are so bad that I can't believe anyone at SE thought that this level of monotony would be acceptable. There wasn't much build up to any of the major plot points, and there was very little backstory concerning characters or lore presented in any major way throughout the game. Most of the game's battles typically amount to being swarmed by enemies and being defensive until you can get some hits in. I miss the turn-based FF battle system, because if I wanted to play something more actiony its been done quite a bit better in other games such as SO, Tales, or Bayonetta. Theres a few good parts in FF15 of course, namely how pretty the world is and the cool setpieces they came up with, which is mostly why I kept playing. A couple of smaller quirks like Prompto's pictures and stuff were also nice, but by the same token there were things that felt like they were sorely missing, such as a more robust fashion option.

    Sadly I think FF15 is going to end up very low on my personal FF Tier list. Going into the game I felt like I allowed myself to give the game a fair chance and not judge it by its cover, even going so far as to think "Hey, it could end up being pretty good!". Unfortunately that didn't pan out. I can see how others would like 15, it does have some merit to it. It just doesn't hit any of the notes that speak to me in a good RPG.
  • SuccessorMSuccessorM Can't you hear the drums? Full Members
    edited December 2016
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (3DS) - Good game, very good platformer. However, I have to say that mid-game (and especially late-game) has a HUGE difficulty spike from where you start. It's nuts what the game expects you to do sometimes. I can now play Half-Genie Hero with no problems. I just hope it is as good.
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    Completed Read Only Memories (PC, via Steam) this evening. I was completely invested in this game, thought he final boss fight was a bit of a frustration. Got on every character's good side, though I got a very sad ending. I suppose I will have to play it again at some point. But if you love point n' click adventure games, this one has a really great and compelling story.
  • smacdsmacd Full Members
    edited March 16
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Mercenaries Saga 3 (3DS, 14 hours) - Very similar to the prior game, but still fun enough to be worth playing. Love both games.
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  • maryadaviesmaryadavies She Shoots For The Stars Somewhere east of Atlanta, GAModerators
    edited December 2016
    Cat, you peanut gallery..

    Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PC)

    I don't know if any of you remember this 'a one. I've been having a really bad MONTH and..this one will have you laughing like crazy. Needed that. It's on sale on Steam if you want to..just be prepared for a funny game. Solid old fashioned Lucas Arts adventure game, btw. Better graphics with this version since it's the Remastered one, but it still shows its age. I suggest you PUT THE JOYPAD DOWN for this game; stick with the mouse for good reason, the joypad controls kinda stink. Tho it's also available for PS4 and Xbox One, I think tho the PC is superior this time.

    Oh and Shadowcat has beaten this so many times, he gave me some hints. That's why he's the peanut gallery, lol.
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  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    Oh and Shadowcat has beaten this so many times, he gave me some hints. That's why he's the peanut gallery, lol.

    I'm glad my cat could be of assistance

    (note I have a pet cat named Shadow and we often call him Shadowcat)
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