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What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Zanreo » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:38 am

Same thread as last year. What games did you play this year?

(Bold: Beat the game. Or it's something you can't really "beat")

Also, this is only for games I first played or properly started this year - I've also been playing some games I started last year or 2012 or whatever.

2014/late 2013 releases*:
- Child of Light (Wii U)
- Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita)
- Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (Vita)
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F2
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
- Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
- Pokémon Link Battle (3DS)
- Pokémon Omega Ruby (3DS)
- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
- Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright (3DS)
- Pullblox World (Wii U)
- Shovel Knight (Wii U)
- Smash Bros. Wii U
- Tearaway (Vita)
- Tomodachi Life (3DS)
- Yoshi's New Island (3DS)

*also counting games released earlier in Japan but first released in 2014 in Europe/English version. "Late" means October-November and later, more or less.

Older games I started playing this year:
- 999: 9 Persons 9 Hours 9 Doors (DS)
- Anodyne (Steam)
- Bayonetta (Wii U)
- De Blob 2 (PS3)
- Fallblox (3DS)
- Go! Go! Kokopolo (DSiWare - wanted to check this one out before they removed it)
- Guacamelee (Wii U)
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (PS3)
- Katamari Forever (PS3)
- Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (GBA VC)
- Me and My Katamari (PSP)
- Mighty Switch Force (Wii U)
- Mischief Makers (N64)
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
- Parappa the Rapper (PSP)
- Puppeteer (PS3)
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
- Space Channel 5 part 2 (PS3 download)
- Super Punch-Out! (SNES VC)
- Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Daikessen!! (DS)
- Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Nanatsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS)
- Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)
- Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS)
- Um Jammer Lammy (PS1 Classic Download)
- Vib-Ribbon (PS1 Classic Download)
- Virtue's Last Reward (3DS)

That's not counting all the Commune games.
Probably a few I forgot too...

This was also the year I got a Vita and PSP. Heh, wonder if I'm gonna keep up this "2-3 new consoles a year" trend... but probably not on my college student budget.
Next up... Sega consoles?
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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Golem » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:05 pm

Good lord! Uhhh... let me at least get started here. I started most of these games prior to 2014.

Unfinished:
Darius II
Kid Klown in Krazy Khase (not going to finish this one, either...)
Legendary Axe
Legendary Axe II
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory
Star Soldier
Super Star Soldier

Finished:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Super Bonk 2 (...didn't 1CC, but who cares)

Finished, but need the 1CC:
Final Soldier
Soldier Blade

Got the 1CC:
Star Soldier Vanishing Earth (rehearsing this so I can beat it with the red ship and no bombs)
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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Zanreo » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:06 pm

What's a 1CC?

Anyway, seeing your post I went back and bolded the games I have already beat. Anything else is still unfinished, whoops(I have this bad habit of starting new games all the time before I go back and finish what I already started...)
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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Golem » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:31 pm

1CC stands for one-credit clear. This means you don't use any continues to beat the game. Credit-feeding doesn't totally break the Star Soldier games, since they all start you back at the beginning of a stage if you continue, but it still shows a higher level of skill. I really like the Star Soldier--to the extent that I want to know them well enough to pull that off. Except the first Star Soldier, which has this cover system that makes the game frustrating.

It's weird. I get in these phases where I obsess over a particular series and bounce between all of its games. My last phase was Metroid back in 2010. Before that, maybe Space Harrier? And there were Bubsy and Rocket Knight Adventures somewhere in there. I can't remember if I've done that with anything else. I tried that with Bonk in 2011, but Bonk 3... Bonk 3. Ys: Bonks 1 & 3. (Fun fact, my avatar is a sprite edit of Bonk's giant head from Bonk 3.)

I also just noticed Sly in Time on your list. How was it? What were the overworlds like? Were the missions fun? Did it have as much variety as Sly 3, or did they scale it back any?
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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Yourself » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:15 am

111 in total, glad I beat 6 more than I left unfinished...

Games finished in 2014 (bold are games started in 2014, the rest are carryovers from past years):
01. DnD: Tower of Doom
02. dys4ia
03. DuckTales Remastered
04. Sengoku 3
05. Asura's Wrath
06. Sonic Heroes
07. Renegade
08. Trax
09. Capsized
10. Shadow Dancer
11. Burning Fight
12. Growl
13. Undercover Cops
14. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
15. Denjin Makai II: Guardians
16. The Combatribes
17. TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist
18. Battletoads
19. Shin Nekketsu Kouha: Kunio-tachi no Banka
20. Alien Storm
21. Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
22. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
23. Metal Black
24. Mega Man V
25. Mega Man Xtreme
26. Spec Ops: The Line
27. Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires
28. Fatal Labyrinth
29. Super Bonk 2
30. Shovel Knight
31. Crimson Alliance
32. Lord of the Rings: War in the North
33. Phantasy Star IV
34. Resident Evil 5
35. Azure Striker Gunvolt
36. Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
37. Devil May Cry
38. Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight
39. Mario Kart 7
40. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
41. Kid Klown in Crazy Chase
42. Bayonetta
43. Crashmo
44. Super Mario 64
45. God of War
46. Wave Race 64
47. Gargoyle's Quest II
48. Mighty Gunvolt
49. Mighty Final Fight
50. Secret of Mana
51. Maximo Ghosts to Glory
52. Ultimate NES Remix

Games started in 2014 but not finished (italics are games I doubt I'll touch again):
01. DnD: Shadow over Mystara
02. Zelda II
03. XCOM: Enemy Within
04. Earth Defense Force 2017
05. 3D Space Harrier
06. 3D Galaxy Force II
07. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
08. Hexen
09. Don't Starve
10. Master of Darkness
11. Counterfeit Monkey
12. Soldier Blade
13. Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure
14. Adventure Island
15. Adventure Island II
16. Gladiator
17. Rastan
18. Raystorm
19. G-Darius
20. Shatterhand
21. Tomb Raider ('13)
22. Lone Survivor
23. Moon Chronicles Episode 1
24. Ys Books I & II
25. Dungeon Siege III
26. bit Generations: SoundVoyager
27. Lost Planet
28. Dragon's Dogma
29. Adventures of Lolo
30. Mega Man Xtreme 2
31. Birds of Steel
32. Resident Evil 6
33. Vexx
34. Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures
35. Charlie Murder
36. Wolfenstein: New Order
37. Nazo no Murasame Jou
38. Space Harrier 2
39. Legendary Axe II
40. Dark Cloud 2
41. Wizards and Warriors 3
42. The Evil Within
43. Hyrule Warriors
44. The Firemen
45. Harvest Moon 2
46. Super Smash Bros. (U)

Games I replayed or made significant progress in (this category is probably pretty incomplete):
01. Rogue Squadron II
02. Max Payne 3
03. Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
04. God Hand
05. DmC: Devil May Cry
06. Dragon Quest IX
07. Double Dragon
08. Double Dragon 2
09. Double Dragon Neon
10. Ninja Gaiden 2
11. F-Zero GX
12. Xenoblade Chronicles
13. Shining Force 2
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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Sky-Fox » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:19 am

I can't always tell what I played this year vs. last year, but I'm somewhat confident in this list.

1. The Banner Saga
2. Bit.Trip.Runner 2
3. The Blackwell Epiphany
4. Counterfeit Monkey
5. Defy Gravity
6. Fallout 1
7. The Firemen
8. Freedom Force
9. God Hand
10. Icewind Dale & Heart of Winter
11. The Legend of Korra
12. Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer
13. Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir
14. Okami
15. Pokemon Black
16. Pokemon Omega Ruby
17. Pushmo
18. Shatterhand
19. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
20. Sim City 2000
21. Sniper Elite 2
22. SoundVoyager
23. Sugoi Hebereke
24. Super Punch Out
25. Superhero League of Hoboken
26. Tearaway
27. Thief: The Dark Project
28. Trax
29. Wasteland
30. Wasteland 2
31. Wizardry
32. Wizardry 2
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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Yourself » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:16 am

Cool we both played God Hand! What a special coincidence 8 years later. What did you think? I'm only like halfway through, I like the fighting engine and enemies a lot. The problem I had is that choosing your own combo doesn't seem to offer much actual depth. Like, I kinda picked one and stuck with it and outside of the basic attack functions (knockdown, guard break, etc.) it seems like options pretty much work on a linear usefulness scale. Plus the game feels a little bloated length-wise.

How bout Legend of Korra? Does it have anything cool to distinguish it from Platinum/Clover's other games? Like, if, say, I'd played them all already. It seemed from the demo that there were a LOT of enemies (like almost Dynasty Warriors level) but I didn't pick up much else.

Also Super Punch-Out and Runner 2 are both hella good games :rollercoaster
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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Sky-Fox » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:36 pm

Yourself wrote:Cool we both played God Hand! What a special coincidence 8 years later. What did you think? I'm only like halfway through, I like the fighting engine and enemies a lot. The problem I had is that choosing your own combo doesn't seem to offer much actual depth. Like, I kinda picked one and stuck with it and outside of the basic attack functions (knockdown, guard break, etc.) it seems like options pretty much work on a linear usefulness scale. Plus the game feels a little bloated length-wise.


Yeah, fighting system is definitely my favorite Beat'em Up system. I feel like there's a little bit of wiggle room in setting up your combos, but not too much. I tended to play around with putting guard breaks in the main combo slots to find a hot spot for disarming enemies and keeping my combo going. My first time through on Normal, I felt like I kind of moved through it without learning the game's mechanics too thoroughly. Which is to say, I never fully appreciated the dodge stick, high evade moves, and the little quirks to quickly raising your God meter until hard mode forced me to. It is long, but I'm a sucker for what it offers, so it doesn't bother me any. I can see why someone might get exhausted from it.

Yourself wrote:How bout Legend of Korra? Does it have anything cool to distinguish it from Platinum/Clover's other games? Like, if, say, I'd played them all already. It seemed from the demo that there were a LOT of enemies (like almost Dynasty Warriors level) but I didn't pick up much else.


There's really nothing special about it. Pretty typical licensed game affair. Not terrible, but not great.

Yourself wrote:Also Super Punch-Out and Runner 2 are both hella good games :rollercoaster

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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby Yourself » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:36 pm

I think part of my problem with God Hand is its aesthetic quality. It is super low-budget and you can tell. That alone isn't a condemnation, it's just that part of what drives me to play a beat-em-up is the sense of gratification from performing well. Like, I can appreciate mastering a complex system, but I only really get into it when that translates into a stylish display in tune with the learned flow. I guess when I say that assigning combos doesn't seem to have "actual" depth, what I really mean is that I could tell the difference functionally, but the execution (mash square) and display (watch the enemy stagger back) ultimately felt static.

It's almost the opposite of the other Mikami game that never quite clicked with me, P.N.03. P.N.03 is super gratifying to play correctly, but feels very rigid in what is "correct". Essentially it's secretly a rhythm game.
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Re: What games did you play in 2014?

Postby fantanoice » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:21 am

2014 releases (bought + played):
- Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havok
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
- Child of Light
- Mario Kart 8
- Tomodachi Life
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS
- Super Smash Bros for Wii U
- Watch Dogs
- Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

2014 releases (bought + unplayed):
- Transistor
- Persona Q

2014 releases (played + unbought):
- South Park: The Stick of Truth
- NES Remix 2
- Shovel Knight
- Hyrule Warriors

2014 releases (???):
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare: got it 'free' off PSN but I don't have PS+ so I can't actually play it


Idk about older titles but I did buy / start a lot without finishing much.
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