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The 2014 Completed Games List.

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  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Pok
    Always enjoy all the experience in life, you might gain a level or two.
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  • Phillip WillisPhillip Willis Certified Polygameist RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    I beat Bravely Default, too. Got all my towns up to level 11! Go me!! And only in a week or two! When was the last time I beat an RPG in a week or two? Huh? What's that Mike? Leveling all of the shops in my town isn't actually beating the game? Get OUT! Really? It was such an effort, too! I was proud of myself! Huh? The story...well, I'm in chapter one...huh? There's MORE? Sigh. Well, I guess I haven't technically beaten yet, according to mike. Sigh!
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  • Anna Marie PrivitereAnna Marie Privitere Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    JC, you keep forgetting system :P
  • kazrikokazriko Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
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  • Phillip WillisPhillip Willis Certified Polygameist RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Paws wrote: »
    JC, you keep forgetting system :P
    That's cuz 1) I was joking on that last one and 2), I don't really want any to track me. I just like pokin' now and again.
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  • Anna Marie PrivitereAnna Marie Privitere Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Staff are responsible for tracking themselves, but the point stands -- if you're posting here, please don't be a bad example...have the courtesy to add the system.
  • kazrikokazriko Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
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  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Saya no Uta (PC)

    I only played this because it was mentioned on Extra Credits in the same episode they talked about I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream and Pathologic, both of which I am quite fond of. Honestly this isn't even really a game, not even compared to stuff like Dear Esther; it's almost 100% clicking through text with either one or two narrative branches based on which choices you pick. I guess if you really wanted to stretch it you could say that having one or two narrative choices makes it a role-playing game but... come on.

    The only reasonable way to judge this game is as a story. It's a decent, relatively original horror story, but I think the format really holds it back. It would have worked much better as a comic book, since the writing isn't really anything to brag about and makes the whole thing a lot more long winded than it needs to be (I think it took me somewhere between 2 and 3 hours to click through). More art and less words would have been a big improvement. Better yet they could have made it a proper game, with either a puzzle-solving element or at least the ability to explore the environments, which would have made the experience a lot more engaging.

    The other thing though is that it's a frigging porn game. And I mean a bad one. Graphic sex with a (seemingly) pre-pubescent girl; graphic rape scene with a pre-pubescent girl; kidnapping and then rape of an adult woman by a pre-pubescent girl and also a guy. All of them are deplorable and add absolutely nothing to the story. Sexual violent doesn't bother me if there is an actual artistic intent behind it, but this is your standard Hentai rape-fantasy stuff. I'm sure there people who are able to ignore these sections or maybe even enjoy them (seek help), but personally it overshadows any other feelings I have about the story. Kind of amazed Extra Credits recommended the game, honestly.

    So yeah, not recommending this one. I hear there is a patch you can use to remove the hentai scenes, but even then your time would be better spent on a good movie or short story along similar lines. I'd recommend Let The Right One In.
  • TheDoomhammerTheDoomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    edited February 2014
    The other thing though is that it's a frigging porn game.

    I hope this came as a complete surprise to you, just 'cos the thought of it is pretty funny.

    Anyway... Mount and Blade: Warband [PC] with the Floris mod is complete. All of Calradia now lies beneath my iron heel of low taxes and not getting raided anymore to pay for my policy of low taxes.
  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited February 2014
    I hope this came as a complete surprise to you, just 'cos the thought of it is pretty funny.
    I knew going in that there were sex scenes, and that story was pretty messed up, but I had no idea it was a Hentai game. There is a huge difference between sex scenes that serve the narrative and sex scenes that are only there to titillate, and considering that in this case we're talking about rape scenes I'm dumbstruck EC guys didn't think it was worth pointing out. I'm not angry (I wish these were the first tentacle rape scenes I'd ever seen) but I definitely wouldn't have bought the game if I knew they were in there.
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Saint's Row IV: PS3. While I LOVE the superhero aspect to the gameplay and thanks to that I'd rather replay IV for gameplay reasons I think that III has a better story, and WAY better humor. I was practically in tears from several hysterical moments from the third game but I only laughed out loud a handful of times at this one. Either way, it's fun, it's silly, and it's worth your time if you like silly and sandbox. The final boss was annoying though. And WHY DOES TIME OF DAY ONLY UNLOCK AFTER YOU BEAT THE GAME? I understand why but I was SO freaking tired of playing in the night time. Come on, game.

    I still can't remember how it's counted but I finished the two DLC missions for Alan Wake: PC. As much of a mind f*ck the main game is the DLC's REALLY step up the crazy. I prefer the second episode to the first even though I'd say the closest thing to a boss/final boss this game has is at the end of Episode 1.
  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    edited February 2014
    jcservant wrote: »
    I beat Bravely Default, too. Got all my towns up to level 11! Go me!! And only in a week or two! When was the last time I beat an RPG in a week or two? Huh? What's that Mike? Leveling all of the shops in my town isn't actually beating the game? Get OUT! Really? It was such an effort, too! I was proud of myself! Huh? The story...well, I'm in chapter one...huh? There's MORE? Sigh. Well, I guess I haven't technically beaten yet, according to mike. Sigh!
    hehehe you crack me up, man I wish I could play right now, but it's seem the game is in back order right now, go lucky me and waiting too long before trying to get a game!
    Always enjoy all the experience in life, you might gain a level or two.
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  • KeldarusKeldarus RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Finished up Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) I enjoyed the game for the most part, but I felt it dragged with all the backtracking in the early mansions and with so many missions. I would have streamlined the game by not having to get teleported back to the guy and then allow me to save anywhere, and probably had one less mansion, the game got repetitive after a while, or have more mechanics like the final boss fight.

    I also finished up my last PS2 game, and now it's boxed back up. Rogue Galaxy (PS2) It's a hardcore dungeon crawler. Combat is fun, the story is meh and the ending is so so disappointing. The game is long, and probably lasts a little too long, but the biggest thing that is really really dumb for a PS2 era game is the 9 boss gauntlet at the end. 9 Bosses without saving and if you die, you get to redo all 9 bosses, and let's not mention how easy it is to die for no reason on the last form. It took me 4 times to get through the last boss because of randomly getting 1-shot while blocking. These glowing balls would appear on top of me and get through my block and get hit me for 450 3-5 times and it's game over in a matter of 1/10 of a second. That was dumb, not to mention how they gimp your character. That was a major turn-off for me. Oh well, it's over and the PS2 can finally be retired.

    -Kel
  • redwing42redwing42 Just Monika Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Solatorobo (DS). See the Year of... thread for my thoughts. Short version: fun, lighthearted, not very deep.
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited February 2014
    Evoland (PC)

    Talk about a massive nostalgia trip. While the game isn't much good beyond for that reason, it's still a fun cheap romp looking back of the RPG game types (and systems) of yore. It's cheap, so I suggest picking this up if you want something short that reminds you of the old gamer days. Starts 8-bit, then 12-bit, then 16-bit, then 32-bit, etc. Eventually it gets to how games can look nowadays graphically, and it even throws in a bunch of reference jokes.
    "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."
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited February 2014
    I rolled credits on Fantasy Life (3DS), but being finished with this game is like being finished with an MMORPG: theoretically possible, annoyingly difficult to quantify.
    Really curious as to the enjoyability of this one.
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  • Adriaan den OudenAdriaan den Ouden Δ Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Macstorm wrote: »
    Really curious as to the enjoyability of this one.

    Sadly there's only like a 2% chance we'll ever see it localized to find out for ourselves :(
    Maybe I'll log out and check my e-mail or something...
  • Michael BakerMichael Baker RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Macstorm wrote: »
    Really curious as to the enjoyability of this one.

    Considering how much trouble I've had putting it down even though I WANT to stop playing it, this is going to be a difficult review to write. Also, rolled credits on Atelier Elie (PSX) with one of the generic "Thanks for playing" endings. I went back in at my last save to shake things up and get my target ending, handily avoiding the "meh" ending this time to continue for another year of gameplay. Still, this counts as finishing it, I suppose.

    Two reviews later this week!
  • Alex FullerAlex Fuller Managing Editor RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Credits rolled on Toukiden: The Age of Demons (Vita), took around 21-22 hours to get through the story. Expect a review soon.
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  • LassicLassic Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Phantasy Star III (Sega Mega Drive)

    Great concept. Awfull execution.
  • HyphyKezzyHyphyKezzy The Best Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Felt like doing the visual novel thing last weekend.

    Hate Plus (PC) Definitely need to go back through Analogue at some point both because it was good and so that I'll have more options coming into playing this one again. But I did like the route I was able to take.

    Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos (PC) For like the first third there wasn't even a dialogue choice and I was thinking I'd end up not even listing it here. But it picked up quite a bit and there seems to be quite a few ways to go with it and one choice that looks like it will make a big split. Part of an episodic deal so I'll go through it again whenever the next one's near release to try different stuff.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited February 2014
    EvilQuest (PC)

    An interesting ARPG where you actually play a villain plotting the destruction of the world. I can say I like this, though there are several problems with it I've seen. One being that you can only really attack right in front of you (not at angles sadly), and that spells are far more powerful than the weapons in this game. The final spell can easily wipe out an entire field of enemies by itself, and if you happened to find the hidden Amulet of Magic, your MP is infinite so there's no reason to use anything else. Despite this, the game was challenging and I had some fun with it. Protip, don't buy any armor if you can help it, you find most of it yourself. As for the spells...you find enough healing items in the game to where the healing spells are unnecessary, but buy them anyway for the hell of 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."
  • Cassandra RamosCassandra Ramos Eternal Kyoshi Administrators
    edited February 2014
    I finished Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (DS). This was a fun one to revisit.
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  • Adriaan den OudenAdriaan den Ouden Δ Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Just wrapped up Inazuma Eleven (3DS)! So so so so so so so happy to finally be able to play this game. It was worth the wait.

    That said, tons of missed potential. No idea if the sequels improve on things or not, but it'll be an interesting review to write. Watch for it soonish.

    Edit: Also, wtf, how have I finished 11 games in just two months? Something is wrong with me.
    Maybe I'll log out and check my e-mail or something...
  • Anna Marie PrivitereAnna Marie Privitere Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Weapon Shop de Omasse (3DS). Great -- if you don't mind repetition. Going for the rest of the endings now.
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    I have also beat Weapon Shop de Omasse (3DS). Review to come.
  • Terror of DeathTerror of Death Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita)
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    I stayed up until 5am to see the lengthy endgame of Virtue's Last Reward (3DS) last night. Excellent game and story, and I loved all the twists and explanations at the end. There were some fun head-exploding moments for me.

    I also finished my second co-op run of Borderlands 2 (PS3) with my brother today. Our most epic accomplishment was finishing the Hyperion Slaughterhouse. Nothing else gave us any trouble. Each time I play through Borderlands 2 I have more fun than the last time. For a game I originally thought was great, but not amazing, it's probably worked it's way up into my top 5 favorites of the last generation. I couldn't convince my brother to buy Tiny Tina, sadly. Hopefully it will be on sale soon for a price he'll buy it at.
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  • Adriaan den OudenAdriaan den Ouden Δ Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    Just wrapped up my playthrough of Saint's Row the Third (PC). Stupid fun little game. Think I enjoyed it slightly more than SR4, if only because as a parody of over-the-top action movies, it worked much better than SR4's parody of science fiction tropes. Both games were a blast though. Hope there'll be a fifth one.
    Maybe I'll log out and check my e-mail or something...
  • FrozenbabylonFrozenbabylon POW! Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Finished the `bad` ending on Bravely Default [3DS]. Of course, I'm not going to stop until I get the other ending.

    Still thought, I really do think that chapters 6-8 are straight BS.
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