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Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 18, 2014, 10:18:46 PM
Looks like i am ~6 missions away from finishing the Puzzle Quest 2 story.
I'm so excited. I just can't hide it.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Barracuda on November 19, 2014, 08:35:56 AM
I've been playing through Phantasy Star IV the past couple nights. I haven't played this game for probably 15 years or more but it still plays and looks great!


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 19, 2014, 09:10:12 AM
I'm still working on Albert Odyssey, and for my handheld I'm playing Sly Cooper Thieves in Time on Vita and it is pretty awesome.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: wildbil52 on November 19, 2014, 09:39:44 AM
Good Lord, Far Cry 4 is good.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 19, 2014, 12:32:47 PM
How does Albert Odyssey play? That is in my backlog.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 19, 2014, 12:47:55 PM
Looks like i am ~6 missions away from finishing the Puzzle Quest 2 story.
I'm so excited. I just can't hide it.

Good luck with Galactrix then.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on November 19, 2014, 12:50:43 PM
How does Albert Odyssey play? That is in my backlog.

Check out my review of it!

http://www.rfgeneration.com/blogs/sirpsycho/Psychotic-Reviews-Albert-Odyssey-Legend-of-Eldean-2774.php


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 19, 2014, 01:22:23 PM
How does Albert Odyssey play? That is in my backlog.

Check out my review of it!

http://www.rfgeneration.com/blogs/sirpsycho/Psychotic-Reviews-Albert-Odyssey-Legend-of-Eldean-2774.php

Yes, do that. A good write-up though I actually like the bad script.

My one sentence review is that it's a passable Final Fantasy IV wannabe with a really low-brow script.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/grayghost81/IMG_20141116_190321_572_zps1a8fdb73.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/grayghost81/media/IMG_20141116_190321_572_zps1a8fdb73.jpg.html)

 


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 19, 2014, 01:29:24 PM
LOL!  I might have to start up Albert Odyssey once I finish Magic Knight Rayearth.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 19, 2014, 01:38:40 PM
Oops i made a mistake...

I was thinking of Abyss Odyssey...


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 19, 2014, 02:33:58 PM
LOL!  I might have to start up Albert Odyssey once I finish Magic Knight Rayearth.

Damn son, do you own real copies of both those games?


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 19, 2014, 03:02:46 PM
Yep, I've got a few gems for the Saturn.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Barracuda on November 21, 2014, 01:54:45 PM
I've been playing through The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct on the 360 the past couple nights. The game is BAD but at the same time I find myself enjoying it.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 21, 2014, 01:59:41 PM
LOL!  I might have to start up Albert Odyssey once I finish Magic Knight Rayearth.

Damn son, do you own real copies of both those games?

I have a loose copy of Albert Odyssey I wouldn't mind offloading so that I can replace it with a CIB copy...


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 21, 2014, 02:04:14 PM
LOL!  I might have to start up Albert Odyssey once I finish Magic Knight Rayearth.

Damn son, do you own real copies of both those games?

I have a loose copy of Albert Odyssey I wouldn't mind offloading so that I can replace it with a CIB copy...

I know, and believe it or not I have a buddy who has the case and manual but no disc. I would love to put all these things together one day Ray, maybe you could pm me what you would want for it just for kicks?


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 21, 2014, 02:05:49 PM
LOL!  I might have to start up Albert Odyssey once I finish Magic Knight Rayearth.

Damn son, do you own real copies of both those games?

I have a loose copy of Albert Odyssey I wouldn't mind offloading so that I can replace it with a CIB copy...

I took that same approach with Burning Rangers.  Caught a relatively good deal on ebay for a CIB copy, then sold my loose copy for more than it's probably worth.  It worked out to be a pretty good deal for me overall.

Now that I think about, I have a loose Shining the Holy Ark that I need to do this with....


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 21, 2014, 03:01:38 PM
Finished Puzzle Quest 2.

Decided to waste 5$s on the Puzzle Quest DLC so i could finish that one now.
Unfortunately after completing every remaining quest with my character i discovered i have to start a new game.
Apparently if you progress too far with your character the DLC missions won't load up since i had already passed their natural activation point :-/

So starting again as a knight. Hopefully i can blow through and get to the DLC in "short" order. I'm still guessing it will take more time than i am going to be happy about...


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on November 21, 2014, 04:50:02 PM
Played more Shatterhand (with infinite lives cheat).  After the first stage, that game becomes a real jerk. Vice: Project Doom has a much gentler difficulty curve.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on November 22, 2014, 09:16:13 AM
Rage quit Shatterhand for the day.  That game is a real jerk.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 22, 2014, 03:14:15 PM
Plants vs. Zombies (PS3/PSN) - That Yeti sure is elusive....


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 23, 2014, 10:57:05 AM
Almost done with Albert Odyssey. Thankfully I power grinded enough that the four tower bosses were not nearly as bad as they were made out to be. Now for the point of no return last tower and final boss.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 23, 2014, 08:39:44 PM
So apparently when i read that the Puzzle Quest DLC was "story related" it really meant make sure you do this option sidequest immediately or you will be locked out from the DLC.

So i am once again restarting after spending the last 2 days progressing through half the game.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 23, 2014, 09:00:53 PM
Almost done with Albert Odyssey. Thankfully I power grinded enough that the four tower bosses were not nearly as bad as they were made out to be. Now for the point of no return last tower and final boss.

So damn, this last dungeon kind of ruins the frigging game. I wasted like two hours and about four levels that I had to dump because I couldn't find a save point. So, I was hoping to finish it today but it wasn't in the cards. Now I have to go back to my last save and lose all that progress but at least now I know to use a walkthrough. Yuck. They really killed it. In a bad way.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on November 24, 2014, 03:32:40 AM
started Pokemon Omega Ruby today, first pokemon game i've played since original Gold. really enjoying it for the most part, though the multiplayer is pretty lame...forces every pokemon to be level 50, so it feels really generic for the battles, like your work put into levelling doesn't matter when you play against friends. other than that it's a lot of fun though.

edit: oh, there's an option to disable battle restrictions. multiplayer is fun again!


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 24, 2014, 06:51:23 AM
007: Quantum of Solace (360) - More Team Conflict mixed with Golden Gun with the neighbor again last night.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: zcrich01 on November 24, 2014, 08:30:12 AM
My girlfriend and I have been working through Super Luigi Bros for the last week. We're on the last world. She plays it a lot more than I do, as I generally don't enjoy platformers...but the level design is pretty cool, and even I have to say that I'm enjoying it.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 24, 2014, 09:22:23 AM
I finished Magic Knight Rayearth last night.  Great game, although a lot shorter than I expected.

Haven't decided what I'm going to play next.  I'd like to start up Valkyria Chronicles on Steam, but I'm gonna wait and see if it goes on sale during the next big Steam sale coming up.

So in the meantime, I'll just keep chipping away at the '30 Years of Wrestlemania' mode in WWE 2K14 (been playing this off and on for months), and playing Call of Duty: World at War co-op with a friend.

Edit:  Just finished a run of Star Fox 64 3D that I've been playing for a week or two when I have some downtime at work.  I haven't played this game since the N64 days, but it's still a lot of fun.

Edit:  ...And just ran through Star Fox 64 3D again since work has been pretty slow lately.  I played through a lot of the levels I missed the last time.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 24, 2014, 10:52:53 PM
Finally got the Puzzle Quest DLC to recognize.

I was having an issue where it was seeing the DLC for character selection but not when i actually loaded into the game.
It took a few tries once i figured out what the problem was but i got it to work and wrapped it in no time.


Popped in Gears: Judgment to grab an event medal. I need 11 more. So if they keep updating on their usual schedule and i remember to put it in every time i should be done by 2016ish

Did my weekly challenge in Project Spark.

Firing up Puzzle Quest: Galactrix now.... Not sure what to expect. I'm pretty sure it was radically changed from the PQ2 which was changed from PQ. I liked not losing resourced for a blocked attack in PQ2 and the weapons ability. But i preferred the board always being the same size/shape in PQ more so.

EDIT
OK now that i have moved around on game map and used the battle system a bit....
This game is going to probably blow.

EDIT 2
Oh my god absolute shit.
Battles are probably going to take forever and i hate that it is laid out like a hex tactical map. Then things don't drop from the top. They drop in whatever direction you moved the piece to make the match. Cascades seem to in turn fall from whatever direction the game decides.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Beardcore84 on November 25, 2014, 12:44:17 AM
Oh, just played a little Aero Fighters today. :)


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 25, 2014, 06:26:31 AM
Finished Albert Odyssey last night. Great little game except for that last dungeon.

Not sure if I'm going to start a new console game tonight or wait for the start of the long weekend tomorrow. I might focus on Sly Cooper Thieves in Time (Vita) for now so I can clear the handheld slate for Persona Q, which I expect to be on my doorstep tonight when I get home.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 25, 2014, 10:13:43 AM
Finally got the Puzzle Quest DLC to recognize.

I was having an issue where it was seeing the DLC for character selection but not when i actually loaded into the game.
It took a few tries once i figured out what the problem was but i got it to work and wrapped it in no time.


Popped in Gears: Judgment to grab an event medal. I need 11 more. So if they keep updating on their usual schedule and i remember to put it in every time i should be done by 2016ish

Did my weekly challenge in Project Spark.

Firing up Puzzle Quest: Galactrix now.... Not sure what to expect. I'm pretty sure it was radically changed from the PQ2 which was changed from PQ. I liked not losing resourced for a blocked attack in PQ2 and the weapons ability. But i preferred the board always being the same size/shape in PQ more so.

EDIT
OK now that i have moved around on game map and used the battle system a bit....
This game is going to probably blow.

EDIT 2
Oh my god absolute shit.
Battles are probably going to take forever and i hate that it is laid out like a hex tactical map. Then things don't drop from the top. They drop in whatever direction you moved the piece to make the match. Cascades seem to in turn fall from whatever direction the game decides.

Crap, Judgment is still doing events? Need to pop that in again. Thanks for the reminder.
Warned you about Galactrix.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 25, 2014, 11:41:45 AM
Mafia (XB) - Finishing up a few things before playing final mission.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 25, 2014, 04:25:18 PM
Popped in Gears: Judgment to grab an event medal. I need 11 more. So if they keep updating on their usual schedule and i remember to put it in every time i should be done by 2016ish

Firing up Puzzle Quest: Galactrix now.... Not sure what to expect. I'm pretty sure it was radically changed from the PQ2 which was changed from PQ. I liked not losing resourced for a blocked attack in PQ2 and the weapons ability. But i preferred the board always being the same size/shape in PQ more so.

EDIT
OK now that i have moved around on game map and used the battle system a bit....
This game is going to probably blow.

EDIT 2
Oh my god absolute shit.
Battles are probably going to take forever and i hate that it is laid out like a hex tactical map. Then things don't drop from the top. They drop in whatever direction you moved the piece to make the match. Cascades seem to in turn fall from whatever direction the game decides.

Crap, Judgment is still doing events? Need to pop that in again. Thanks for the reminder.
Warned you about Galactrix.

Yea i think the schedule for GoW:J is supposed to be once every 2 weeks.
I can't remember for sure. I think Gear 3 is on the same time frame. Their is a link to the appropriate threads on the Gears forums about the event updates.

Galactrix hasn't gotten any better. The travel system is atrocious and i am pretty sure i ended up on a quest line that is was to hard for me. It took me like 3 hours to beat an enemy ship(constantly getting my ass kicked) and when i finally did i leveled up two times and most of the way through the 3rd...

All of the enemies have at least 2x my shields and are just generally way to powerful. And if you lose and don't try again you travel back to where you were coming from. And then get attacked by a ship there that is just as powerful. Some enemies have 3x the health and 2x the shields.

Going to have a hell of a time finding my way back....


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Beardcore84 on November 26, 2014, 01:27:57 PM
smash bros


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on November 27, 2014, 09:29:06 PM
Playing both Risk of Rain (thanks, Fleach!) and Don't Starve.  The latter game is a great little survival game that gives me that squishy Rogue-like feeling that I enjoy getting without the insane level of difficulty (hello, Project Zomboid).  It's hard, but the fact that your efforts actually count for something such as unlocking playable character really keeps you going. 

Risk of Rain...  is super fun and hard as nails.  The art design and game mechanics really bring me back to a simpler time, though the gameplay really makes me thing of a combination of Dark Souls and a shmup.  But I just cannot get past the second level, no matter what boss is waiting for me.  There are also unlockable characters in this game, but they appear to be entirely skill-based.  That, and the fluidity of the controls, really keeps me coming back.  Four our of five coney dogs.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 28, 2014, 11:04:22 AM
I've had an interesting few days starting the weekend early for the holiday.

First there's Heavenly Sword. Man, what an interesting game. It had so many things going for it, for example amazing voice acting and mocap, an emotional story, and that cool Ninja Theory hack & slash combat involving pulling the triggers to modify your weapon on the fly. This system was also used in their reboot of DmC. On the other hand, this being an early PS3 game there is a lot of sixaxis action and although for the most part I'd get used to it overall, I'd groan every time it popped up as it became a chore to use, especially in longer sequences where the fail states meant you'd have to start all over again. Also, though they're not overused to be honest, there are QTEs. I'm in the camp that thinks QTEs need to be put out to pasture and in this game, as usual, they only serve to break immersion, especially when used in situations where they can end a boss battle, unless failed in which case the boss regains half his life bar. That is hair-pulling.

Interestingly enough, I'd read some widespread hatred for the final boss of this game. I gave it a few tries and couldn't really figure out what to do. Now I should backtrack a little and note that this game has a counter system where if you hit triangle right at the moment of impact you can counter almost any attack, including projectiles. The thing is, I simply could never get the hang of the timing required to counter projectiles. In the third major boss battle there was an opportunity to counter projectiles for major damage but I could never pull it off. In that particular battle however the boss also engages you in regular combat. So it took me longer but I was able to grind through it by surviving the projectile attacks and the whittling his health down via regular combat. So fast forward to the final boss. I was getting my ass kicked, so I looked up a youtube video entitled something along the lines of "Heavenly Sword Final Boss + Ending." To make a long story even longer I saw that in order to defeat the final boss (in all three of his forms) one must counter a ton of (sometimes rapid) projectile attacks. Before I knew it I had watched that entire video, including the ending and credits, said "No thanks" and put the game in my trade pile. And you can bet your ass I added the game to my beaten in 2014 list. I put a lot of hard time into that game so I don't feel bad about having some youtuber do the last fifteen minutes for me.

So what else? I had been playing Sly Cooper Thieves in Time on Vita, and although I thought I liked it, something about it just wasn't really blowing me away or calling me back to it. I decided for the first time to use the cross-save feature and try the game out on PS3. At first it breathed new life into the game but almost immediately the same underwhelming feelings kicked in. This morning I struggled through the third major boss battle which left me with that feeling of "is it me or are these boss battles really poorly designed?" I ended up watching a handful of reviews of the game and even favorable reviews noted that the boss battles were bullshit. So, I think I'm going to drop this one. I've only ever played the first in the series before this so I think I'd be better off going back and playing Sly 2 and 3 if I was in the mood for it.

I had figured that a long holiday weekend would be a good opportunity to jump headfirst into a nice meaty JRPG so I decided to pop in Eternal Filena. After all I just dropped almost $40 on that repro cart and it took forever to get it so I wanted to try it out. It seemed good enough but having just played Albert Odyssey it only took about forty-five minutes for me to realize this game was too similar to that one in its old school JRPG mechanics to play so close together, so I shelved it.

Then I popped in Sin & Punishment for the December playthrough (wasn't paying attention or it would've been R-Type Final, the game for week one). Holy crap what an amazing game. I mean it is really something special. You know that anecdotal question you sometimes hear on podcasts or youtube videos that goes like "What game would you show to someone who had never heard of video games to show him what they were all about?" I always had a hard time thinking of a good answer to that question. Not any more. This is everything a video game should be. It is fun, frantic, challenging, and beautiful. As Mark from CGR noted in his video review of the first game in the series, the game asks you to do a lot of things at once. It is engaging in an incredible way and requires an intense amount of focus. I noted in the shmup thread that the game is hard as hell, even on easy, and even playing as Kachi (who has auto lock-on). For the most part it is hard in a fun way, meaning rather than making you want to chuck the WiiMote through a wall (if it weren't strapped to your wrist anyway), dying gives you that "Ok this time I got it, LET ME AT 'EM!" kind of feeling.

So I'm a little more than halfway through that game. I'm going to give it another try for sure but I have completely accepted that I may not complete it.

So now I have a few choices. I've been in the mood to play my next Tales game as it's been about a year since I played Vesperia. I also want to play Persona Q which I swore, especially after dropping $85 on it, that it would be a "drop everything else and dive in" kind of game as soon as I got it. Having said that my 3DS is fully charged and ready to go, I'm just not sure I want to do two massive JRPGs at the same time. Heavenly Sword was meant to be a kind of palette cleanser after Albert Odyssey, but quitting Sly Cooper is putting me in a position where the JRPGs wouldn't be staggered. So the choice is: Do I play Persona Q and something else on the consoles, play Tales of Hearts R on Vita instead? Or dive into both? I don't know. For now I can take another crack at the spot I'm stuck at in Sin & Punishment and maybe check out R-Type final.

Anyway I hope my American friends are enjoying the long weekend, if like me at least, you got today off. Happy gaming!


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 28, 2014, 01:36:01 PM
First time in 6 years I've had the day off without pay, and to make matters worse, I'll likely spend the day doing homework.  :-\
Hope everyone else is enjoying the time off.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on November 28, 2014, 01:54:30 PM
I've been sick for a few days, so I played some Far Cry 4 last night. I got stuck on a mission that seemed a bit glitched, and it was pretty frustrating. The failure condition wouldn't always execute properly, so that you could fail the mission, but not be forced to restart. This took me a long time to figure out as I couldn't figure out why I couldn't progress. At times it would even glitch and play the audio for the transition, but never continue. Eventually I figured out the contrived path they wanted me to take and could continue. I hope others don't run into it, as it has been amazing otherwise.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on November 28, 2014, 05:00:30 PM
tl;dr

where is the real Shawn and what did you do with him? this post can't be from the same guy who says "if a PM gets too long I just skim or don't read it."


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 28, 2014, 06:31:39 PM
tl;dr

where is the real Shawn and what did you do with him? this post can't be from the same guy who says "if a PM gets too long I just skim or don't read it."

Heavenly Sword inspired me. I figured I've been wanting to take a crack writing about games a little more seriously so why not start small? That game had a lot of things to discuss, and once I got going the thoughts just kept coming.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on November 28, 2014, 06:39:17 PM
That's how I started doing reviews.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 28, 2014, 07:27:12 PM
And your reviews are great so I'm following some nice footsteps.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 28, 2014, 08:02:24 PM
Here's another review that will take me considerably less time to write.

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor for the Nintendo Wii. When I beat it I was like:

(http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/sites/newengland/files/goncalves_gif.gif)

In conclusion, best game ever.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 28, 2014, 08:50:44 PM
Plants vs. Zombies (PS3/PSN) - Playing coop with the wife when the kids are in bed.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 29, 2014, 08:36:23 AM
Started Persona Q this morning. Ended up putting two and a half hours into it already. The idea of an Etrian Odyssey game with a Persona skin on it was a little intimidating to me at first as my only experience with EO was playing EO IV demo for like ten minutes and always hearing about how hard they are. I feel like I'm taking to the gameplay pretty well though, and the Persona presentation (like slightly remixed versions of the music) gives me all the warm and fuzzy feelings I was hoping for.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: BadEnoughDude on November 29, 2014, 10:17:35 AM
Still playing Destiny quite a bit, but finally shifting focus to a second character. Would love to have a second leveled to 20 before the first DLC comes out in a couple of weeks.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on November 29, 2014, 12:30:00 PM
Got Knock Knock for a song on the Google Play store.  Too bad I didn't play this earlier or it would have ended up as my October blog post.  Coupled with some head phone this is a truly disturbing experience, and one I really hope to replicate on my PC in the future.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 29, 2014, 03:11:32 PM
007: Quantum of Solace (360) - More multiplayer with the neighbour.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 30, 2014, 12:54:06 AM
Knocked out some more Kane & Lynch.

Started Samurai Shodown II. Which looks like it might be problematic to get all achievements.

Got back on track for story related missions in PQ: Galactrix. Hopefully i can start making real progress.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 30, 2014, 04:34:13 PM
Since we had a long holiday weekend here in the US combined with the fact that I plan on taking most of next week off of work, I decided to jump head first into both a console RPG and a handheld RPG.  On the PS3, I started playing Final Fantasy X HD.  I played this on the PS2 back when it was first released, but my memory is pretty hazy on a lot of the details.  I really enjoyed it back then, and I'm really enjoying it again now.  The game looks great and has really benefited from the HD treatment.

On the 3DS I started playing Project X Zone.  I wasn't too sure what to expect going into this one, but now that I'm several chapters in, I think I've got a pretty good handle on it now.  The gameplay is a lot of fun, and it's awesome seeing so many characters from so many different franchises interacting with each other.  I always look forward to starting a new chapter just to see what new characters will make an appearance.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 30, 2014, 07:44:46 PM
Earthworm Jim HD (WP) - Time to beat the game on Hard difficulty.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on November 30, 2014, 09:08:16 PM
Been playing some of the 2+ player games on Nintendoland with my wife and son over the holiday weekend.

Been playing the hell out of Super Smash Bros. Wii U. Unlocked all characters on the first night. (Ripoff...you start with 44 characters and only have to unlock 8 of them...)

Also played Microsoft Solitaire Collection and completed a 4-suit spider solitaire game, now I just have to play a lot more games overall to complete it.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 30, 2014, 09:08:49 PM
Congrats on the 4-suit spider solitaire game - that was a pain.


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 01, 2014, 08:45:11 AM
I've settled nicely into Persona Q and am also playing Splinter Cell Blacklist on 360. Really good stuff on both fronts. This is where I get the most enjoyment out of gaming, when I'm deeply into one handheld and one console game, and they're both good and engrossing and leave me wanting to come back for more. Settling into both of these games was a great way to wrap up the long weekend.

I also played a ton of Luftrausers. 


Title: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on December 01, 2014, 05:39:56 PM
Since I've got most of my NES collection in one location and displayed, I decided to play a little bit of every NES game I own to see which I want to play again and which will just remain shelf candy.

My plan is to just run down my stacks as I have them, so I will play games I've played before, but I'm going to try to get one or more new-to-me games per session.

Today's games (with impressions):

Kabuki Quantum Fighter:  An NES action platformer in the vein of Ninja Gaiden & Batman.  I really like games in this style, so this is a game I've played before.  I really enjoy it, but, like Shatterhand, after a few stages, the difficulty spikes and frustration reigns.  Also like Shatterhand, I really enjoy the aesthetic.

Alien Syndrome: A top-down shooter, I find I enjoy Alien Syndrome much more than the similar Commando or Ikari Warriors.  The graphics are a bit plain, but the game runs smoothly and the action is quick and fun.  The "rescue crewmembers" aspect reminds me of Zombies Ate My Neighbors, which is neat.  Now, if only I could beat the first boss...

Big Nose the Caveman: Reminiscent of Hudson-style platformers (ironically, more Adventure Island than Bonk).  Except that the controls are so bad I almost quit immediately.  However, if you stick with it long enough to adapt to the slide-y controls, Big Nose can be amusing, if not particularly memorable.

Castle of Dragon: The new game for this session, which is surprising because I was looking very much forward to this game.  Castle of Dragon is a left-to-right hack and slash game.  A lesser known predecessor to the already obscure Sword Master, Castle of Dragon is very primitive in comparison to its sequel.  The gameplay lacks the light platforming of Sword Master, the combat has less options, there's no magic/spells for your character to use, and the graphics and sound are far less polished.

However, Castle of Dragon does have something Sword Master does not that I rather enjoy.  You can pick up weapon power ups, new weapons, armor power ups, and new armor.  I like these power ups more than I like Sword Master's magic system.  Also, your character is less delicate than the character in Sword Master, allowing you to be more aggressive in combat.  The downside is that there's no mercy invincibility and no knockback from damage, so enemies can stick to you and drain your life very quickly, as happened to me in this session.  I'll definitely play this again, though, as the fun challenge outweighs the frustrating cheapness.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on December 01, 2014, 09:18:48 PM
Congrats on the 4-suit spider solitaire game - that was a pain.

Agreed. Took me over 50 tries to get it done.

Also, been playing tons of Smash U, and I am surprised to see the amount of online activity in duos. I figured it would be mostly 4 Player smash, but most of the activity is 2 vs 2. Now I need my brother to move back home so we can rule the world. ha ha ha Seriously though, been kicking some serious butt with Little Mac, Mega Man, and Duck Hunt. I haven't even tried most of the characters out yet.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on December 02, 2014, 07:59:15 PM
gave gradius a try last night, rage quit after half an hour or so.

been playing pokemon omega ruby on and off.

also what happened to the earlier gaming diaries?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 02, 2014, 08:38:45 PM
also what happened to the earlier gaming diaries?

Locked and unstickied.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on December 02, 2014, 09:42:30 PM
also what happened to the earlier gaming diaries?

Locked and unstickied.

oh ok, i figured but didn't see them anywhere on the first page and was worried they might have been deleted


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 02, 2014, 09:51:00 PM
Shenmue II (Xbox) - Even after watching a "Let's Play" of the first game, I still don't get the big deal with this franchise.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on December 02, 2014, 10:16:05 PM
Today's NES selections were Castlequest and Tetris.

Tetris: It's Tetris.  I'm not a skilled Tetris player.  I miss Korobeiniki.

Castlequest: I remember tracking this down after seeing it on Chrontendo.  The exploration aspect seemed pretty interesting.  Upon trying it out, it is.  The color coded key & door mechanic and splitting the castle up into screens does a really effective job of guiding your route through the castle.  However, I stopped playing after I trapped myself with no way to progress.  Attacking enemies also seems a bit awkward.  I think playing the game with a turbo controller may help that.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 03, 2014, 12:23:50 PM
Persona Q and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Some further thoughts:

Persona Q has me hooked. I'm a big grinder in RPGs to begin with and the exploration aspect scratched an itch that I didn't know I even had. I am really psyched to check out the Etrian Odyssey series now, or more dungeon divers in general. The game is not nearly as hard as I thought it would be, though I've only 100%'ed the first two floors of the game, playing on normal I haven't had even one character get KO'ed yet.

As for SS:BL I'm kind of wishing the game wasn't so co-op focused. The story missions are great and fine to play solo, and replaying them in different styles is encouraged, but I feel like I just started the game and I'm already halfway done with the solo campaign. The side missions are all designed for co-op. Some of them can only be played in co-op, and the side missions that are available in solo mode are impossible as such. Overall though, awesome game and I am thoroughly enjoying it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 03, 2014, 01:29:30 PM
Earthworm Jim HD (WP) - Just finished my Hard run.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 03, 2014, 11:56:10 PM
Coming into the final stretch for Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Kane and Lynch also got a bunch more multiplayer progress. Should wrap that up over the weekend :D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 05, 2014, 02:07:59 AM
Beat Galactrix.

Warface is getting shutdown so i tried to play that. Didn't really pan out...
I still have A LONG way to go so i'm hoping the strange problem i ran into (for the first time ever) was due to a problem on my end. Also hoping that they do a HUGE XP multiplier since the team is actually responsive still.

Moved on to Samurai Shodown II. Completing it without losing a round should actually end up happening easier than i thought. I should have had it twice tonight. Only one time did i feel like i was cheated. There are 2 or 3 AI who give me trouble when they are at the end of rotation. I've started getting the hang of them already though.


EDIT
Samurai Shodown II has been completed 200/200
I initially expected the no clear continue to be crazy hard but it only ended up being moderately hard. It still took more hours to do than i care to admit. Especially since i was able to consistently get close almost right from the first hour.

I was planning on knocking out a few more hours of Kane and Lynch multiplayer but Xbox live decided it wants to give me more reasons to hate it so it has been down or almost completely unusable for the last several hours.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 06, 2014, 06:45:12 AM
Game Room: Pitfall! (WP) - Wasting time with this during lunch at work.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 06, 2014, 08:55:59 AM
Persona Q all morning. I'm actually at the end of the first dungeon. Things got a little hairy at times, but I resisted the urge to bump down the difficulty.

Also knocked out a few more campaign missions in Splinter Cell Blacklist.

Gonna spend some time with them shooters today but for now I have to take a break and do some real life stuff.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Beardcore84 on December 06, 2014, 12:13:27 PM
more Smash. I feel like I'm getting pretty good. I still get creamed every single time online though.  :'(


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 06, 2014, 02:27:41 PM
Jumped into Abyss Odyssey.
I really have no idea what i am doing other than descending into a pit, leveling up, killing stuff and grabbing gold/items.

I'm enjoying myself.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 06, 2014, 08:31:19 PM
Just finished Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Awesome game but again, I wish the optional missions were more do-able without a co-op partner.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 07, 2014, 01:02:38 AM
Got to do more Kane and Lynch. Huzzah!
Need another ~25 mil and 30-40 matches so i will definitely be done with the online next time we play.

Loaded MS Bingo on WP8. It got a soft release in Trinidad/Tobago. Thankfully almost everything synced over. Unfortunately 2 of the ones that didn't sync are for completing Collections. I already have almost all of them unlocked so i can't unlock any more until i see others have unlocked them. Would suck to complete all the collections and then have them become completely unobtainable.

Back to Abyss Odyssey before bed.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 07, 2014, 06:56:57 AM
Plants vs. Zombies (PS3/PSN) - I don't know how some people can get so far in Endless Survival mode.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: raffa1985 on December 07, 2014, 10:28:03 PM
Been playing Far Cry 4 for almost a week and i'm really getting tired of it. I will probably drop it.

As much as i enjoyed Far Cry 3, i don't feel like i want to the same kind of stuff all over again (liberating camping outposts, climbing radio towers, killing animals to get their skins…) , but now in a (unnecessary) bigger open world map filled with WAY more (repetitive and laborious) content, along boring characters (except the villain) and a uninteresting (and poorly paced) plot.

Sometimes less is more and this game could have taken a lesson from it.



 
 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 07, 2014, 10:36:58 PM
Finished Abyss Odyssey earlier. I liked it. Was a decent romp but IMO overpriced at the usual price. (I think it is supposed to be 15$)

Started Garou: Mark of the Wolves It is proving more difficult than Samurai Shodown II was.... I need 2 no loss clears. This time with default settings. One time i have to rank A or better (if i win i usually get AA-SSS) one time i have to barely win each round because if my fight rating is too high i will fight a different character.




Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 08, 2014, 06:42:54 AM
Roll in the Hole (WP) - Too bad the wifi doesn't work in this old Windows Phone, oh well at least I had a few games downloaded on it anyways.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 09, 2014, 10:14:23 AM
Still chipping away at both Final Fantasy X HD and Project X Zone.  I like both games, but it was probably a mistake to start both of these at the same time.  I remember my play time in FF X on the PS2 ended up being 80+ hours, so we'll see if it ends up taking me that long to finish it on PS3.  I'm 25-30 hours into it now, and I don't think I'm even close to finishing the main story yet, let alone all the side content that I'll probably do.

Project X Zone is a lot of fun, but the battles tend to drag out after a while.  The game keeps giving you more and more characters to work with, which in turn also forces the game to keep throwing more and more enemies at you.  The game really isn't very difficult at all, it just takes a while to eliminate all of the enemies.  Fortunately I just started a chapter that looks like it may be a lot shorter due to there being fewer enemies on the screen, but this game has a habit of throwing more enemies at you halfway through the chapter, so we'll see.  I'm about 15 hours in and not even half way finished with the game yet, so I can see this one becoming a grind before it's all said and done.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Silent Scythe on December 09, 2014, 03:51:13 PM
Project X Zone is a lot of fun, but the battles tend to drag out after a while.  The game keeps giving you more and more characters to work with, which in turn also forces the game to keep throwing more and more enemies at you.  The game really isn't very difficult at all, it just takes a while to eliminate all of the enemies.  Fortunately I just started a chapter that looks like it may be a lot shorter due to there being fewer enemies on the screen, but this game has a habit of throwing more enemies at you halfway through the chapter, so we'll see.  I'm about 15 hours in and not even half way finished with the game yet, so I can see this one becoming a grind before it's all said and done.

I felt the same way. Its a little better when your characters unlock their AoE skills and can take out bigger groups of enemies at once though.

Been playing Fire Emblem Awakening and GunVolt. GunVolt is pretty fun, feels a lot like the earlier Mega Man X games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 09, 2014, 04:04:34 PM
Right now only one of my units has an AoE attack, and it really helps.  I can see the battles going a lot quicker once most/all of my units acquire an AoE skill.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 09, 2014, 04:35:52 PM
007: Quantum of Solace (360) - Loads of multiplayer with the neighbour.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 09, 2014, 11:37:31 PM
I played 10 iterations of Pac-man tonight thanks to Pac-man Museum.

I'm not entirely sure how i feel about that still...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 10, 2014, 08:55:32 AM
Izret your avatar looks like Chef from South Park now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Silent Scythe on December 10, 2014, 03:24:44 PM
Right now only one of my units has an AoE attack, and it really helps.  I can see the battles going a lot quicker once most/all of my units acquire an AoE skill.
I actually didn't know about them until much later in the game. Needless to say a lot of these missions were like pulling teeth after a while.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 10, 2014, 11:33:00 PM
Earned the last of my money in Kane and Lynch

Got some time in Warface. I earned 2-3k xp today in a few hours. I need to at minimum double that number daily if i want to finish the game before servers go down.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on December 11, 2014, 12:04:21 AM
Beat Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots this week. I have owned this game for a few years now, and I just got around to finishing it, talk about procrastination. It was a fun game


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 11, 2014, 09:25:56 AM
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (Xbox) - Almost finished now, think I may pick this up when it hits Vita.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 11, 2014, 10:29:36 AM
Earned the last of my money in Kane and Lynch

Got some time in Warface. I earned 2-3k xp today in a few hours. I need to at minimum double that number daily if i want to finish the game before servers go down.

150k grind... I hope they come through with an XP boost for the holidays.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 12, 2014, 10:55:28 AM
Game Room: Lunar Lander (WP) - This is quite addictive, I may check out other Atari classics.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on December 12, 2014, 11:48:56 PM
Just beat Scribblenauts Unmasked.  Starting Bioshock now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 12, 2014, 11:52:15 PM
Think I'm down to 135k in Warface.

Need about 25 more 3 round sessions in Kane and Lynch.

Multitasked KnL and also played some SnapAttack. Quit right around the million mark. 1.5mil left in that still....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 13, 2014, 10:53:20 AM
Rayman Origins (360) - Still one hell of an amazing platformer.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Beardcore84 on December 13, 2014, 12:26:31 PM
smash bros


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Barracuda on December 13, 2014, 02:22:45 PM
I spent some time last night playing X-men Destiny. The game isn't very good but it's not bad either.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 13, 2014, 04:56:40 PM
I'm pretty entrenched in Persona Q. It's really damn good.

I've been listening to the soundtracks of P3, P4, and PQ pretty constantly as well.

Just started 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand to set up for the playthrough in January. It's great!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 13, 2014, 06:02:23 PM
50 Cent: BotS is a great game.

Glad it made the playthru cut. Hope everyone gives it a chance!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 13, 2014, 08:14:58 PM
50 Cent: BotS is a great game.

Glad it made the playthru cut. Hope everyone gives it a chance!

Me too!

Just played some Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on the PS2 with my wife. It's been a very long time since we played something together and we're both very happy with it. It feels nice, we really used to play together all the time and got away from it for some reason.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 14, 2014, 01:57:40 AM
More Warface.

Did maths got accurate remaining XP for Warface.
Currently need 130k more
If i can put up at least 3k XP a day i will be done before server closure. Today i managed about 6k. Tomorrow i might be able to get more since a doable mission is in the Skilled spot.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Barracuda on December 14, 2014, 05:59:53 PM
More Civilization Revolution.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 15, 2014, 02:04:24 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (360) - I'm getting inducted into the Hall of Fame.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on December 15, 2014, 02:18:00 PM
NES Remix pack. Worth the wait.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 15, 2014, 10:36:28 PM
Started Slender: The Arrival tonight since Warface has been kicking me for a good portion of the day.
It isn't a "pretty" game. It also tries to force the perspective of being a child (which ends up poorly when dressers nearly touch the ceiling). But it does still have a kind of creepy feeling to it. Probably due in large part to audio.

Even with all the trouble Warface gave me i believe i am still down to 122,379 XP left to completion. I want to try and get down to at least 120k before bed if the online will co-operate.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 16, 2014, 12:35:15 PM
Working through 50 Cent BoS for the playthrough. Also squeezed in a little Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance with Mrs. Grayghost last night.

Mainly though I'm still pumping away at Persona Q. I'm pushing 30 hours now, and I keep thinking "this is going to get boring" and thinking I might want to take a break. Yet despite the same dungeon crawl throughout, the game has an ingenious network of incentives constantly working their way through each play session. There is always a character, weapon, persona, ability, or map that can be improved. It's a damn good game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 16, 2014, 01:15:02 PM
I'm glad to hear that about Persona Q.  I've yet to play a dungeon crawler like PQ or Etrian Odyssey, but I always got the impression that those games would get boring pretty fast.

As for me, I'm nearing the end of Final Fantasy X.  I'm going back now and doing some sidequesting before tackling the endgame, but there's so much side content in this game, I'm not sure how much I want to do.  Part of me wants to do most/all of it, but another part of me wants to hurry up and finish the game and move on to something else.

Project X Zone has been relegated to a game that I play when I have some downtime at work.  It's a fun game, but the battles just drag on and on.... Fortunately it's very easy to pick it up and play for a few minutes and then quicksave and come back to it later.

Also playing a little Smash Bros. here and there on the Wii U.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: zcrich01 on December 16, 2014, 01:53:54 PM
Working through 50 Cent BoS for the playthrough. Also squeezed in a little Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance with Mrs. Grayghost last night.

Mainly though I'm still pumping away at Persona Q. I'm pushing 30 hours now, and I keep thinking "this is going to get boring" and thinking I might want to take a break. Yet despite the same dungeon crawl throughout, the game has an ingenious network of incentives constantly working their way through each play session. There is always a character, weapon, persona, ability, or map that can be improved. It's a damn good game.

I have a buddy who is a tremendous Persona series fan, and he is thoroughly unimpressed with Persona Q thus far


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 16, 2014, 03:27:00 PM
Working through 50 Cent BoS for the playthrough. Also squeezed in a little Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance with Mrs. Grayghost last night.

Mainly though I'm still pumping away at Persona Q. I'm pushing 30 hours now, and I keep thinking "this is going to get boring" and thinking I might want to take a break. Yet despite the same dungeon crawl throughout, the game has an ingenious network of incentives constantly working their way through each play session. There is always a character, weapon, persona, ability, or map that can be improved. It's a damn good game.

I have a buddy who is a tremendous Persona series fan, and he is thoroughly unimpressed with Persona Q thus far

Too bad for him. I suppose perhaps he didn't realize it's really and Etrian Odyssey game and not a traditional Persona game?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 17, 2014, 12:09:30 AM
Hell yea! in 4.5 hours Warface is getting a 4x multiplier until server closure.

I got to around 105k XP needed for completion today.
If i ONLY idle boost the game in a private lobby i could still finish before server shutdown now :D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 17, 2014, 09:01:08 AM
Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX (WP) - Such an addictive game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 17, 2014, 09:37:56 PM
Cleared the first "world" in Bad Piggies. 3 stars on all dem contraptions!

Warface - Last i checked the XP multiplier still hadn't been activated for Co-op but was on in Versus.

Zoo Tycoon Friends - Started plugging away in this grindfest.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 18, 2014, 04:32:25 PM
Game Room: Pitfall! (WP) - This appears to be one of the best Atari 2600 games from back in the day.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 18, 2014, 05:02:22 PM
Cleared the first "world" in Bad Piggies. 3 stars on all dem contraptions!

Warface - Last i checked the XP multiplier still hadn't been activated for Co-op but was on in Versus.

Zoo Tycoon Friends - Started plugging away in this grindfest.

Focus on Warface man - ZTF will be there when that's closed, and you're looking at 2 months grind overall. Although, you really only need to check in ~4 times per day for the concessions, you can accelerate things quicker by checking in every 45 minutes to collect from the animals. If you wait and they get hungry, their contribution winds down to 1 coin.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 18, 2014, 05:05:39 PM
Actually i had it open on my PC while playing Warface lol

Is ZTF still region specific? I changed my PC region and can't get it to load again.
But i also noticed i haven't been able to launch the game on 2 consecutive days since i got to a challenge that required signing in for 2 days in a row.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 18, 2014, 05:09:22 PM
I downloaded ZTF in US and stayed in US, so I can't really comment on that. I do know, however, that TNTJudbud had problems when he moved from T&T to US with it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 18, 2014, 05:24:05 PM
Eh swapped back to Trinidad and even tried rebooting.

It just won't let me connect. I suppose the only thing i can try is next time i load it up leave it on for 48 hours straight. Boy will that suck...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 18, 2014, 11:32:18 PM
Got SUPER lucky and ended up with a really good group of randoms in Warface.
In ~3 hours i earned as much XP as i did in the last 3 days :D

The 4x multiplier sounds good.
But then when i actually SEE the payouts it is just incredible.

Also
Zoo Tycoon Friends
Snap Attack
Tiny Troopers
Bad Piggies
Secrets & Treasures: The Lost Cities


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 20, 2014, 01:06:46 AM
Finally finished the online in Kane and Lynch.

Also more of all the same stuff from the last post.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 20, 2014, 01:13:38 AM
Finished Tiny Troopers and Secrets and Treasure. Starting Angry Birds Stella. Continuing Zoo Tycoon Friends and Microsoft Bingo.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 20, 2014, 01:18:29 AM
I actually just got back to the Bingo guys on Twitter.
Its been 2 weeks since i pointed out the glitched achievements.
Original response was that it wasn't officially released yet.

Now it has been properly available for awhile and is still broken.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on December 20, 2014, 03:27:35 AM
finished the main story of Pokemon Omega Ruby. besides a few new features it's still the same old pokemon, unless you're really into it you can easily say "played one, played them all." i enjoyed it though and i'm really happy i played it, still a lot of fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 20, 2014, 11:46:33 AM
Yeah... Bingo's not fixed. Same !#*!%* version.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on December 20, 2014, 03:22:04 PM
and finished the postgame story of Omega Ruby! that was such a better ending than where the main story left off, glad i kept going with it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 20, 2014, 04:51:06 PM
007: Quantum of Solace (360) - Finally playing Golden Gun again after we found a few people also playing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 23, 2014, 11:09:35 AM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (360) - Just need 20 5-Star rated matches now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 23, 2014, 02:11:34 PM
Finished:
Warface
Tiny Troopers

Playing
Asphalt Overdrive
Secrets and Treasures: The Lost Cities (Ray explain the daily bonus thing)
Zoo Tycoon Friends (when it wants to load)



FAKE EDIT
Hmmm guess i didn't post this before. Played a bit more since writing the above.

Finished:
Red Johnson's Chronicles: One Against All (One of the 5 games i was able to download once Warface was deleted)

Did a first playthru of Slender: The Arrival. Was apparently cheated out of my achievement for completion of Normal and completing it in under 45 mins.

Think i might fire up Valiant Hearts: The Great War.
I've heard nothing but praise.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 23, 2014, 02:24:23 PM
Daily Bonus:
You receive 1 ball per consecutive day you've played, up to 5 (which will continue to stay at 5 until you reset the streak). Try to shoot it into each bucket for the rewards - you'll want to focus on the center diamond and the treasure chest. The achievement related to it is somewhat glitchy, as is the Daily Bonus itself - it'll reset before 24 hours sometimes (in a good way), and if you collect 5 "different" rewards within a 24 hour period it'll reward you the achievement. I got mine when I was only up to a daily bonus of 4.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 23, 2014, 02:56:21 PM
Yea i guess cross play made me lose the ones i had saved up :-/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on December 24, 2014, 08:38:05 AM
Beat Classic Mode on Level 9 without losing a life!! The rest of these challenges should be a breeze now :)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8584/16069059936_1f05724c1d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qtY8Fw)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 24, 2014, 10:40:36 AM
Hot damn. Well done.


More
Asphalt: Overdrive
Zoo Tycoon Friends
Secrets and Treasures

Got back into:
World of Tanks - I love that every time this game gets an update it adds something noticeably new and beneficial. The game is constantly improving with more tanks/maps, improved visuals, better menu design, new play elements.For most games it seems updates offer new problems, lame fixes or make things generally worse.

Started:
Angry Birds Stella
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum

EDIT
Started Valiant Hearts: The Great War.
So far it is really good. Short though.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 25, 2014, 01:36:40 PM
PersonaQ all day every day.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on December 25, 2014, 02:15:39 PM
NES Remix part 1 started to get too hard, so I moved on to part 2.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on December 27, 2014, 07:23:34 AM
I finally beat another game, Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories. Easy adventure game but it still took me around 18 hours to finish it. I haven't decided yet on what to play next.

I also keep on playing DOTA 2. Such a good game, such fun. I've put in nearly 300 hours into it, I surprised myself when I saw that. It's a good thing I don't really get agitated quickly, because so often you're playing with absolute idiots. Now I'm not the kind of player who "puts the team on his back" and wins despite them, but I do believe I have some idea of what is going on. But some of the people I play with are the kind of players who, after killing the enemy team, don't push and instead go farm the jungle.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 27, 2014, 10:15:47 AM
Finished Secrets and Treasures.
Loaded up on phone synced everything across and finished it there too ;D

Level 20 in Zoo Tycoon. Wishing i hadn't blown so many diamonds on decorations since i see now there are some hefty price tags on exhibits.

Plugging away on World of Tanks. Think i need about 175k 200k XP to completion. I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand i hope there are more achievements as i have enjoyed playing it. On the other i am afraid they will be crazy 100 hour long grinds again.

Got sidetracked from Valiant Hearts....

EDIT
Was way off on remaining XPs


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: OatBob on December 27, 2014, 10:30:39 PM
Dance party in the tower, Destiny servers are back up!

OK so seriously, since the PS4 servers have been down for 3 days, I have put some serious playtime in on my Xbox characters.  Because it's the 360 version, I appreciate the PS4 one so much more now.  So pretty, and the menus load instantly.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 28, 2014, 04:17:32 PM
180k xp to go in World of Tanks (My second edit was still wrong. I had ~210k XP last post.)

Zoo Tycoon Friends is making good progress too :D

Valiant Hearts again as soon as WoT is done... Or my free premium time expires. Whichever happens first.

My brother has been harassing me to play Borderlands too. So i'll probably be starting that up soon.

EDIT
After playing World of Tanks off and on i managed to get down to ~148k remaining.
I don't plan on putting in any 8+ hour straight play sessions so i don't see myself finishing before the new year. But it will likely be my first completion of 2015.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 30, 2014, 01:30:47 AM
~105k XP left in World of Tanks.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Seno on December 31, 2014, 09:30:30 AM
Transistor (PC) - Loving it so far, supergiant seem to have a knack for creating incredibly atmospheric games. Transistor got this melancholy cyberpunk noir vibe going on.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 31, 2014, 10:38:43 AM
World of Tanks is done.

Back to Valiant Hearts.
Might even get a second completion before the end of the year ;)


EDIT
Valiant Hearts was great. Highly recommended.
Not sure what to load up next...

Legend of Korra, Child of Light, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood or FarCry Classic


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 01, 2015, 10:35:19 AM
Surprise. PersonaQ. Got over a huge hump in a really pain in the ass dungeon but the boss was a pushover so I'm all high on this game again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 01, 2015, 11:26:19 AM
Ended up starting Child of Light last night.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 01, 2015, 01:03:55 PM
Ended up starting Child of Light last night.

Really want to play that. Hoping for a PS+ or Games with Gold freebie of it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 01, 2015, 02:52:50 PM
It MIGHT still be half off.

This and Valiant Hearts were both done by Ubisoft Montpelier so far this is also great.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 01, 2015, 10:43:35 PM
Watching my son play Minecraft and Luigi's Mansion. It never stops amazing how quickly he learns new things. He started off pretty creative, making trains out of the minecarts, filling them with animals, sending them off with the redstone switches...then he learned about water and how it flows after removing blocks...so he made a waterpark out of water slides...then he learned about TNT...and it has been all destruction ever since. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 02, 2015, 12:02:42 AM
PlayStation Home (PS3) - Finally had my 50th visit today, that wraps that one up :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 02, 2015, 08:19:27 PM
Need for Speed: Undercover (WP) - The motion controls aren't bad in this game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 03, 2015, 01:28:57 AM
Finished Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Back to Child of Light tomorrow.

Zoo Tycoon Friends is of course also getting play time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 03, 2015, 07:26:49 PM
Game Room: Pitfall! (WP) - I want to track Pitfall down in some kind of compilation....I'm sure there are many options across numerous systems to choose from.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 03, 2015, 09:38:20 PM
Pitfall is in the Activision Anthology, as well as Game Room on 360.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 04, 2015, 08:19:56 PM
Finished Child of Light.
Ended up having a story related achievement and a side quest both fail to unlock so i had to replay a few hours of the game.

Going to give Retro City Rampage a try. A few people i know have been playing it since it was on sale again recently. Heard nothing but good things so i have high hopes.

EDIT
Retro City Rampage is amazing.
Choose a device (is is available on everything apparently) and buy it if you haven't already.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 05, 2015, 12:17:19 AM
Roll in the Hole (WP) - I am really hating certain levels in here..


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 05, 2015, 07:19:33 AM
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Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: zcrich01 on January 05, 2015, 08:43:05 AM
Finally got my hands on a copy of Puzzle Quest for the DS. I've been stuck on that first boss (Dogun? something like that?) for like 4 days. Can't beat him. However, that led me to download Marvel Puzzle Quest on the ipad, and I've spent a good deal of time on that one as well. Very different game, but also fun.

Finally, been playing a lot of Arkanoid with my girlfriend. She had somehow never played Break Out or its progeny in her life, so she is thoroughly enjoying the simple complexity of the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 05, 2015, 11:52:41 AM
Need for Speed: Undercover (WP) - Finished off the last few races.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 05, 2015, 12:24:25 PM
Plowed through Retro City Rampage.

I stand by my previous comment.
Everyone should play this game.

It is absolutely stuffed with references and homages for Mario, Sonic, Back to the Future, Contra, Duck Hunt, Game Genie, Punchout, Simpsons, Terminator, Robocop, Bionic Commando, Seinfeld, Frogger, Batman, Evil Dead, Rad Racer(even had an option for "old school" 3D), Smash TV, so much more.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 06, 2015, 01:12:55 AM
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is way over rated.
The kid is a dick. The start of the game he uses a spell to have his little brother taken and potentially eaten by a demonesque creature. Apparently realizes that might have been a bit overboard and dives through the portal to another realm in an effort to save him.

The controls feel floaty.
The puzzle aspects are neat sometimes.
The trial and error frantic run for your life sequences that include puzzle elements are neat no times.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 06, 2015, 05:04:57 PM
007: Quantum of Solace (360) - Playing more online at the neighbours house.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 07, 2015, 01:33:50 PM
I hate that I had to do it, but after 66+ hours of PersonaQ I decided to dial the difficulty down from medium to easy. The last ten hours or so have been such a tedious pain in the ass that I just want to race to the finish line.

I still would say it's an amazing game and that perhaps I simply cannot hack it when it comes to the later puzzles. I've enjoyed my time with it thoroughly, I just have a bajillion other things to play.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on January 07, 2015, 02:10:46 PM
I hate that I had to do it, but after 66+ hours of PersonaQ I decided to dial the difficulty down from medium to easy. The last ten hours or so have been such a tedious pain in the ass that I just want to race to the finish line.

Don't feel bad, I did the same thing with Bravely Default.

As for me, I finally finished up Final Fantasy X HD last night.  I originally wanted to go for the platinum trophy in that game, but filling up the sphere grid for every character is more of a tedious timesink than I'm willing to endure.  I exploited a trick in the game to quickly get 99 sphere levels in one battle, and those 99 levels didn't even make a dent on the overall sphere grid, so I'm out.  On the bright side, I was so ridiculously overpowered by the end of the game that I killed the final boss in one hit.  Being so powerful made the final boss fights kind of disappointing, but after pumping dozens of hours into this game, I was just ready to be done with it.

Now I need a good action game after playing nothing but JRPGs for the past month, so I'm going to start up Watch Dogs soon.  I also need to put some time into the community playthrough games this month (I've hardly touched either one), and I'm still putting some time into Project X Zone here and there.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 07, 2015, 09:57:42 PM
Cut the Rope: Experiments (WP) - I am still waiting for the 3DS compilation to drop under the $15 dollar mark..


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 08, 2015, 01:26:58 AM
Should finish Max: The Curse of Brotherhood tomorrow.
If i liked it more i would have finished today or maybe even yesterday...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 08, 2015, 02:59:32 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - The online seems to be down now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 09, 2015, 06:26:50 AM
Game Room: Pitfall! (WP) - Finished this up at work tonight.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 09, 2015, 09:03:38 AM
Finished Max: The Curse of Brotherhood yesterday.

Going to start Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. Not sure if i will stick with it but i do want to at least give it a shot.

EDIT
Need another 1.5ish GB for PvZ patch.

So i'll probably try and knock out MX vs ATV: Alive next.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 11, 2015, 07:10:42 AM
Cut the Rope: Experiments (WP) - Wrapped this up at work tonight.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 11, 2015, 12:50:59 PM
Loaded up MX vs. ATV: Alive but turns out there is an achievement for beating a higher level racer so i want to knock that out before i start playing it.

Was looking for something co-opish the so started
Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Turns out it is two (coin op)arcade games in one. I was unawares until starting it.

Played through each a couple times and will be working on finishing it up today.

Hung out with my brother last night and made a little progress in Kane and Lynch. Then we kept getting the shit kicked out of us by a helicopter/bazillion enemy section with no checkpoint.

After an hour or 2 of that we swapped over to MvC3. He mopped the floor with me pretty handily since he has a few hundred hours playtime over the last year or 2. But with luck and him using only random teams i was able to get a couple wins with Hulk, Dante and a random 3rd.

Him using random teams still ended up with me getting some pretty awful beat downs. But it was still a ton of fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 11, 2015, 02:37:54 PM
Finally at the final boss (and near the 75 hour mark) of Persona Q. Trying to decide if I should go in and roll the credits or do more side stuff and shoot for whatever the "best" ending is. I really loved this game, so even though I feel like I'm so ready for it to be over, I know I'll be a little sad when it is.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 12, 2015, 06:49:52 AM
007: Quantum of Solace (360) - More Team Conflict.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on January 12, 2015, 09:56:15 AM
I started playing Watch Dogs some time last week.  I didn't really like the game at first, but it's starting to grow on me.  The driving mechanics are kinda wonky though.  All of the cars feel way too 'slippery'.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on January 12, 2015, 03:31:57 PM
Week #2: The Italian Job for PC.  Italian Job for PSX was pretty good, so this one should be, right?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 13, 2015, 02:33:54 PM
Rayman Origins (360) - The artwork in this game is fantastic, I still find myself stopping and looking around in some levels just to admire the view.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 13, 2015, 02:45:47 PM
Since i forgot my thumbdrive with MX vs ATV alive at my brothers i've had to move on to other stuff.

MvC Origins a little bit. Wasn't making great progress towards what i wanted and set it to the wayside AGAIN but this time it was to get back to...

D&D: Chronicles of Mystara. I have already finished it but i helped my co-op buddy through one of the campaigns. Hopefully tonight we can go back through the other one and work on some of the collectable pick ups he needs.

Started Realms of Ancient War for some hack and slashy goodness before bed. Supposed to be a pretty long winded game since you need to play through with 3 characters.

And of course Zoo Tycoon Friends.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 13, 2015, 04:38:37 PM
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS4) - Thanks for the free game EA! This game is fantastic!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shoboni on January 13, 2015, 09:40:00 PM
I tried speed-running RE4, this is a "don't stop to pick anything up unless it's health I need" run with the special weapons and Ashley's armor:

(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/10928900_1016391881711344_899413019343143755_o.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on January 13, 2015, 11:00:01 PM
Been thinking about maybe tracking down a copy of FarCry 4 on PS4. Never played a FarCry game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 13, 2015, 11:31:03 PM
I've only played Blood Dragon.
I was thinking about firing up FarCry Classic the other night but opted to do so in the near future instead.


On the games played front:
More Realms of Ancient War and Mystara.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 14, 2015, 08:46:37 PM
Roll in the Hole (WP) - Nearing the end of the levels.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 15, 2015, 10:03:11 AM
I've come to the heartbreaking realization that I'm not going to finish Persona Q. After 75 hours, I thought the fourth dungeon was the final one, and that the fifth dungeon was just the final boss. Not only is the fifth dungeon yet another full blown dungeon, but it is at least nine floors, where all the others thus far have been four floors. No thanks.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 15, 2015, 03:03:23 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - I love playing as a heel.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 15, 2015, 11:11:47 PM
Was given a code of SteamWorld Dig for 3DS.
It is apparently on a butt load of platforms and from my cursory playthru seems extremely promising.

Reminds me of Motherload (which is like a hybridized DigDug)

If you can at least demo it i suggest you do :)
Seems very kid friendly too. Will find out when my son gets home since i got it for him :D


For me though
More Realms of Ancient War, Zoo Tycoon and i started one of the new Monopoly games yesterday. Just a random luck achievement left that i really should have just finished by now....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 16, 2015, 06:36:04 PM
Game Room: Lunar Lander (WP) - I feel like I've landed enough shuttles, I'm ready to be an astronaut now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 17, 2015, 02:00:29 PM
Roll in the Hole (WP) - Wrapped up the last of the levels today.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 17, 2015, 04:39:14 PM
Finished Monopoly Plus.

Back to Realms of Ancient War. Finished the Warrior playthru. Doing Rogue now. Probably the worst class. Weak ranged weak close. Warrior is strong close no ranged. Wizard is strong ranged.

But since i got as much done as possible with the Warrior i am hoping i can speed run Rogue outside of the one achievement she is required for and then do a full speed run with the Wizard.

Might run through Monopoly Deal tonight too.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: zcrich01 on January 17, 2015, 06:11:30 PM
After fighting with 2 different NES systems and a Genesis last night, I finally broke down and ordered a Retron 5. Excited to get it. Will finally be able to get into grabbing some imports (plus be able to play my games without having to take 15 mins to tinker with a system every time)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 18, 2015, 02:00:15 AM
Did start and finish Monopoly Deal.
Also more D&D: Mystara
ALMOST got roped into helping someone with Chivalry again too. But i got boosting buddy to do it instead since he still had the game on his system.

Was going to try and clear a stage in Realms of Ancient war but i am dead tired. So likely will not.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 18, 2015, 05:50:57 PM
Rayman Origins (360) - Still remember where most things are in most of the levels.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 19, 2015, 12:59:36 AM
Broke the halfway point on Realms of Ancient War playthru 2.

Rouge class is so much suck. Warrior was a cake walk and Rogue i find myself kiting and still regularly swarmed and hammering down potions in an effort to stay alive.

Wizard will hopefully be a bit better since his magic/long range is supposed to be on par with warriors melee/close range. Hopefully...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 19, 2015, 08:32:57 AM
(http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/22300/header.jpg?t=1420672506)

After years and years and many, many people telling me I needed to play this game, I finally popped it in.

The only other Bethesda game I've ever played is Oblivion. I liked it a lot, but at times I found it to be a little too open ended. I'm having kind of the same problem with Fallout 3 so far, but I had someone give me some pointers over the weekend so I'm going to try some different tactics going forward. I will say one thing I love is that the NPC character models are slightly less hideous than the ones in Oblivion.

Also,

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/pFlcqWQVVuU/0.jpg)

I have a Nintendo 64 hooked up in my house for the first time in years as of yesterday, so I had some buddies over and we had a multiplayer jam yesterday afternoon. I have almost every good game for the system, and it's a wonder I don't play it more often, but now I can make up for lost time. We played: Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Ridge Racer 64, Mario Tennis, Mario Party 2 and a bunch of other stuff I can't even remember now. Forgot how good the system is for that good ol' local co-op!

One of the issues I have with N64 though is the same I have with the Dreamcast, which is that I look at it as a console whose games are more arcadey and meant to played in single sittings, rather than something that is long that you can save and come back to and play over weeks and months. I have always wanted to play the original Paper Mario so when I have time I'll probably start with that.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on January 19, 2015, 11:18:13 AM
One of the issues I have with N64 though is the same I have with the Dreamcast, which is that I look at it as a console whose games are more arcadey and meant to played in single sittings, rather than something that is long that you can save and come back to and play over weeks and months. I have always wanted to play the original Paper Mario so when I have time I'll probably start with that.

I can vouch for the awesomeness of Paper Mario.  I bought it last year and have been working on it off and on for several months now, and am working on either the 3rd of 4th chapter at this point.  I'm not playing it through from start to finish in one big chunk, because the battle system is super repetitive, and the battle music tends to grate after you've heard it about a zillion times.  Otherwise, it's a fun game, and in somewhat short bursts, quite enjoyable.

I myself am working on Bayonetta.  My wife got me Bayonetta 2 for Christmas, and having never played the original, I'm working on that first before launching into the new game.  HOLY COW is it hard, especially the challenge stages in Alfheim.  The stage where you have to beat all the enemies in a certain time limit is brutal, and yesterday, I took on the challenge stage where you can only attack and defeat enemies using one of the "Wicked Weave" attacks.  So your standard attacks don't work, and you have 3 minutes and 40 seconds to defeat 4 separate waves of enemies.  The enemies themselves are easy enough to take out, as long as you space yourself far enough from them to execute the normal attacks that build to make the weave attack.  The last wave, however, has a hard boss fight, and the boss (who you fight earlier in the game) takes a LOT of damage and you have to whittle him down a little at a time.  Not an easy chore, especially when his wave has lots of other enemies, and by the time you finally clear the rest out, you're lucky if you have more than 45 seconds to do all the necessary damage to him to take him down before the timer runs out.  I spent 2 and a half hours yesterday afternoon playing ONLY that stage, and probably fought through it 2 dozen or so times before I FINALLY executed enough attacks successfully and quickly enough to get just that final boss in my sights with about 50 seconds left.  I think I had somewhere between 5 and 8 seconds left when I finally beat it.  And that's after having unlocked that challenge the previous day when I played, and spending at least 30 minutes on it before having to put my game pad back on the charger.

Anyone else played (or playing) Bayonetta?  Have any of you who have slogged through it before had that much trouble with it?  I can't imagine earning Pure Platinum medals in some areas.  I've only managed to score 2 or 3 the entire game.  I usually end up taking so much damage during boss fights, OR dying so many times that I exceed the 5 continues it tallies, that my medals earned in the separate verses amount to nothing, and I end up getting the Stone Trophy for each chapter.  I did reasonably well in The Wonderful 101, earning a bronze trophy in at least a third of the areas, the consolation prize for most, and a handful of silver and gold medals.  But Bayonetta is kicking my butt big time.  My biggest problem is the Witch Time mechanic.  Even after purchasing the "bats" ability, which gives you the ability to activate Witch Time sometimes if you've been hit, I still have a hard time with the timing of my evades.  ESPECIALLY with the bosses and enemies that move really fast.  It seems like I either misread the cues, or I just don't execute fast enough.  Or other times, I jump the gun and evade too quickly, which is, of course, when the boss decides to do a combo attack, and my attempt to evade ends up in me taking damage because attacks 2 and 3 connect and I get wailed on.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on January 19, 2015, 06:18:00 PM
i'll 2nd Paper Mario, it's a lot of fun and definitely not super short, it took me around 30 or 35 hours to finish.

if you're ok with collectathons, Jet Force Gemini is really good too, though the controls can be awkward. most of Rare's adventure games can be medium length games, but they're all collectathons so play them in moderation.

another long RPG is Ogre Battle 64 if you have or can find a copy, i don't have any experience with it but it might be worth dabbling in.

the biggest multiplayer game that you left out is Gauntlet Legends, that's great with 4 players but even 2 is pretty good.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 19, 2015, 06:45:48 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - Still taking Edge through his strides.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 20, 2015, 12:13:00 AM
Finished playthru 2.

Started playthru 3. Going to see how much i can get away with rushing from point to point. Would be awesome if i could be done with this tomorrow night.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 20, 2015, 09:29:14 AM
Played a lot of X1 games this weekend:

The Crew: Driving around is fun, but the story is terrible. I'm trying to decide if I want to put more time in to this one.

Farcry 4: Playing through this game a second time and it is still lots of fun but I'm noticing how quickly you can become overpowering.

Sunset Overdrive: I want to like this game but I find myself bored with it. I'll keep trying.

Dragon Age Inquisition: Finally finished at over 100 hours in. Great game.

Halo Master Chief Collection: It's Halo 1-4. Not much more to say but it's still fun.

Forza Horizon 2: One of the best looking games I have seen. I might play this over The Crew.

Alien Isolation: Just started. I love the atmosphere.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 20, 2015, 10:04:47 AM
Game Room: Lunar Lander (WP) - Working on this while out and about today.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 20, 2015, 10:28:40 AM
Starting EA Sports Active 2 again.
My last achievement:
Run 1000km/621.4 mi. in Fitness Trail

I've probably already met the requirements from when i was playing before. But it was discovered the game only stores X number of sessions. So i have as much as 70+ hours of running ahead of me.

Going to try and play SnapAttack or Bejeweled on the phone while running since each of those have 50-100 hours left in them too.


EDIT
Maybe finish R.A.W. in a couple more days. Only cleared 2 stages before passing out last night. Was hoping to knock out 5+


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 21, 2015, 12:54:05 PM
Game Room: Lunar Lander (WP) - Ended up finishing this off late last night.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 21, 2015, 05:16:43 PM
Got 2 hours of running in today.
I ended up deleting my old save since apparently every single person who has the achievement has had to create a new save to obtain it.
So yesterdays hour was a wash.

I ended up getting through much more of Realms of Ancient War last night than i had anticipated. I guess not being able to sleep helped with that... So i will likely finish tonight :D

On to new things!... Hopefully.


EDIT
Finished R.A.W.
Went back to something old instead. Pinball FX got the last 2 "easy" achievements. Al i have left now is the 3 tournaments.

Now a little Pac-Attack before bed.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 22, 2015, 10:05:56 PM
Rayman Origins (360) - Almost halfway through the game now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 22, 2015, 11:35:24 PM
Got 3 hours of running in EA Active 2.

Also put up about 80k points in SnapAttack during those runs.
Only ~1.4 million more to go!!!  :'(

Going to play some Millipede before bed. Still going for that 125k every now and then.
Wish me luck.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 23, 2015, 10:54:54 AM
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 (PS3) - Started playing so I'm ready for KH3.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 23, 2015, 05:56:14 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - Finished Edge's Road to WrestleMania storyline.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 24, 2015, 03:09:17 PM
"Aha! I Found It!" Hidden Object Game (WiiWare) - Playing with my daughter.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 25, 2015, 01:46:35 PM
Rayman Origins (360) - Not really looking forward to fighting the livid boss again...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 25, 2015, 07:50:34 PM
Finished Centipede/Millipede!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT


EDIT
Also finished up Comix Zone.
Not as excited about that one but always glad to add another to the pile. Especially one i started so long ago.

Centipede was started in 2010 Comix Zone a few months later in 2011.

Also at 565 (maxed achievements) completions!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 26, 2015, 06:21:43 AM
Must have put about six hours into Fallout 3 yesterday. Finally got over that initial "Bethesda Hump" and am feeling like I'm on a good track in the game. I'm enjoying this way more than Oblivion. I love Three Dog and all the other stuff that adds context to the fiction. Immersion, baby!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on January 26, 2015, 09:32:29 AM
I also had to get over that 'hump' before I really started to enjoy Fallout 3.  For me it wasn't until shortly after I left Megaton for the first time that I really got into it.  Great game once you find your groove with it.

Pretty much having the same experience with Watch Dogs.  I really wasn't feeling this game at first, so that combined with a few frustrating missions almost made me put the game back on the shelf.  But I stuck with it and am enjoying it much more now.  I'm still just going straight from one story mission to another just to finish the campaign, which is odd behavior for me since I usually do a lot of the side content in open world games.

I'm probably going to start up Link Between Worlds soon since I just finished A Link to the Past.  I also want to start up one of those SNES repros I just picked up, but I'm not sure which one yet Bahamut Lagoon.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Barracuda on January 26, 2015, 10:40:24 AM
I feel like I am in a gaming rut. I've been playing more Civilization Revolution and Risk: Factions.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: zcrich01 on January 26, 2015, 11:11:15 AM
I've been playing a lot of Hyperstone Heist on the Genesis for the last week. I have made it to the boss gauntlet but am having trouble beating Tatsu in that part due to low remaining life and being unable to figure out his pattern. I hope to beat it this week.

I will also be starting A Link to the Past for the community playthrough this week. I hope to finally play this game through to the end.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 26, 2015, 11:17:51 AM
Looks like my job might end up being closed tomorrow for the snowpocolypse. If that happens I predict I will be playing Fallout 3 and Link to the Past from the time I get home tonight until my eyes start bleeding. What a great pair of games to be into for a snow day!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 26, 2015, 12:04:07 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - "Link" is now the World Heavyweight Champion :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 27, 2015, 12:55:14 AM
Finished Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
Ended up being much easier than i initially thought it would.

Spam FTW


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 27, 2015, 02:08:07 PM
Aabs Animals (PS3/PSN) - My daughter thought there was a real kitty trapped in the TV lol.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 28, 2015, 03:12:03 AM
Neo Geo Battle Coliseum falls tomorrow.

Unless i continue to not be able to sleep.... Then it will fall tonight and i will feel like death by tomorrow afternoon.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 28, 2015, 12:15:14 PM
Rayman Origins (360) - So close to the Land of the Livid Dead.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 28, 2015, 01:47:35 PM
Zoo Tycoon Friends until complete or closure at end of April... WHY DIDN'T I DOWNLOAD THE WIN8.1 CLIENT?!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 28, 2015, 02:31:31 PM
As predicted I played a ton of Fallout 3 yesterday. It sucked that we had to burn a sick day and barely got any snow. I wish they'd have done a delayed opening or something. In any event, I find myself now nicely in between the second to last and last main story missions. I'm only like 22 hours in and still really enjoying the game so I'm going to go explore and hit up the DLCs before I end the campaign.

I'm also playing Link to the Past here and there, but when I'm at home I want to play Fallout.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 28, 2015, 03:08:15 PM
Zoo Tycoon Friends until complete or closure at end of April... WHY DIDN'T I DOWNLOAD THE WIN8.1 CLIENT?!

Dunno. 8.1 was a free update (i think it still is.) and Win7 owners were able to get Win8 for something like 30-40$s maybe less...


Finished Neo Geo Battle Coliseum

Got in 2 more hours of running in EA Sports Active 2. Might try and get a 3rd.
Also played SnapAttack until my battery died while running

Zoo Tycoon Friends all day erryday.

Not sure what will be next on the chopping block for this evening. I might start Guardians of Middle-Earth since i have enough space to download the patches for it now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 28, 2015, 03:21:08 PM
I meant the Zoo Tycoon Friends version for Windows 8.1.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: raffa1985 on January 28, 2015, 04:15:46 PM
Started Grim Fandango Remastered (not that remastered by the way).

Road to Rubacava right now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 29, 2015, 12:06:12 AM
Kept on my fighter kick.

Yie Ar Kung Fu

Managed to beat Tonfa and Blues.
I have not managed to get a no death clear though. Which is unfortunate since the first game i beat Tonfa on my first try and the second i beat Blues on my first try... after having died on Tonfa.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 29, 2015, 01:19:03 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - Working on Submission matches.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 30, 2015, 01:15:27 AM
More running in EA Active 2
More wording in SnapAttack
More kicking in Yie Ar Kung Fu

One of those things will likely not get played again for a long time.
Hint it is the one you probably don't know how to pronounce.

Also gave Iron Frog a shot in Zuma 2.
Failed.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on January 30, 2015, 02:53:54 PM
Still playing Watch Dogs and just finished Act 3.  I have a strong love/hate relationship with this game.  Sometimes this game gives me a mission or two that I absolutely hate and almost makes me quit the game for good, and then it redeems itself by giving me one or two awesome missions that I have a blast playing through.

Pretty sure I'm gonna start A Link Between Worlds soon since I feel like I blew through LttP too fast to really get my Zelda fix.  I also want to start .hack Mutation soon.  I played Infection about 1.5 years ago and really enjoyed it, and have been meaning to get back to this series for a while now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 30, 2015, 02:58:16 PM
Kept on my fighter kick.

Yie Ar Kung Fu

Managed to beat Tonfa and Blues.
I have not managed to get a no death clear though. Which is unfortunate since the first game i beat Tonfa on my first try and the second i beat Blues on my first try... after having died on Tonfa.

Too bad a360p is no longer around. I wrote an in-depth Achievement Guide on that game, which included ways to beat all of the enemies with consistent patterns.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 30, 2015, 04:24:42 PM
Aabs Animals (Vita/PSN) - Keeps my daughter occupied while I clean, and she earns me Trophies for doing nothing lol.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 30, 2015, 04:52:18 PM
Kept on my fighter kick.

Yie Ar Kung Fu

Managed to beat Tonfa and Blues.
I have not managed to get a no death clear though. Which is unfortunate since the first game i beat Tonfa on my first try and the second i beat Blues on my first try... after having died on Tonfa.

Too bad a360p is no longer around. I wrote an in-depth Achievement Guide on that game, which included ways to beat all of the enemies with consistent patterns.

All of them are a cake walk except Tonfun and Blues.

They are both more erratic with their movements.
Sometimes they will run over to where you jump. Sometimes they will saunter over.
Sometimes they will hit you once.
Sometimes they will hit you 6 times in rapid succession.


It only takes like 10 minutes to play through it so might might keep at it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 31, 2015, 01:27:34 AM
More running.
More Snap Attack-ing
More Zoo Tycoon Friends-ing

And new to the mix:
Dead Island (JP)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 31, 2015, 12:11:47 PM
Rayman Origins (360) - Finally beat the boss!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 31, 2015, 05:23:54 PM
Fallout 3 all the live long day. This is absolutely the perfect winter game, to waste away these 10 degree Saturday afternoons where there ain't a chance in hell of me setting foot outside.

Since I put the brakes on the main story because I'm at the end of it, I'm working on side stuff and the DLC's. I tried the Alien DLC and the game froze. I tried another one (where you start on the riverboat) and I didn't have enough frigging money to ride the boat. Come on.

Anyway I ended up doing the "Chinese are invading Alaska" one and it was HELLA FUN. This game rules.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on January 31, 2015, 06:34:07 PM
You know what else is the perfect winter game? Virtua Cop with the Stunner!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 01, 2015, 01:55:53 AM
Made a ton of Dead Island JP progress.
Heading into the jungle. (All areas fully explored and side missions done so far.)
Got all the Blood Bath Arena DLC done.

And Zoo Tycoon Friends.
Should wake up with enough money to start construction of my pizza place


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 01, 2015, 02:34:31 AM
Building my Koala Exhibit in ZTF. Should be complete around 10pm Monday (52 hours total).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 01, 2015, 05:33:32 AM
Played some Microsoft Bingo on the phone along with Angry Birds Space. Me and my son built an underground house in Minecraft with hidden escape tunnels and traps. Playing Super Mario 3D World to complete the all-nighter while getting ready to head out early to hunt amiibos.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 01, 2015, 08:41:56 AM
^^^
Do me a favor harass MS support to patch MS bingo to fix A Few Souvenirs and Mementos achievements.

WP version has been broken since soft launch and they seem to keep ignoring anyone who brings it up. Hopefully more voices means they will start listening.
Building my Koala Exhibit in ZTF. Should be complete around 10pm Monday (52 hours total).

45 hours on this Pizza Pizazz BS
By the time it is done i should be 3/4 of the way towards my African Buffalo though. (Hmm might be stretching this a bit....)

Just for hahas (i'll be out of the house most of today) as of now i have 5, 048 coins 932 diamonds.
See where i end up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on February 01, 2015, 11:44:57 AM
Trivia Crack. 'Nuff Said.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 01, 2015, 01:59:29 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - Finally done with submission matches.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 01, 2015, 02:16:47 PM
^^^
Do me a favor harass MS support to patch MS bingo to fix A Few Souvenirs and Mementos achievements.

WP version has been broken since soft launch and they seem to keep ignoring anyone who brings it up. Hopefully more voices means they will start listening.

Hell yeah, every time they post something on Facebook, I jump on their case about fixing those. They even replied a couple times saying it was in the works, and I just quote that post and ask for more details. ha ha


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: leej07 on February 01, 2015, 04:31:42 PM
Been working on Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep for a long while now, and just yesterday, I finally completed the story for Ventus. One down, two more to go. I ought to have this game finished by March or April at the latest.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 01, 2015, 04:35:26 PM
If I could afford the Buffalo, I'd be done with ZTF next week.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 01, 2015, 06:50:34 PM
~10 hours of decoration clicking later
just finished collecting the long over due payouts, feeding, preemptive strike on healing ended up with:

145,456 coins 952 diamonds
I'll manage to clear 200k and probably 1k before i fall asleep.


Now onto Ridge Racer Unbounded!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on February 02, 2015, 09:27:01 AM
I just started A Link Between Worlds over the weekend, and as expected, it is awesome!  I can't believe it took me this long to finally start playing it.

I also started Lords of the Fallen, and it seems kinda 'meh' so far.  I've only put about an hour or so into it, so hopefully I'll get more into as it goes on.

Also went ahead and started up .hack//Mutation since I've been meaning to do that for a while now.  I only put about half an hour into it so far, but it's gonna take a little time for me to get used to the .hack mechanics again.

And I finished Watch Dogs.  Ok game, but as we all know by now, it didn't live up to the hype.  I mentioned before that I had a love/hate relationship with this game, and that's a sentiment that held throughout the entire experience.  I almost put this game back on the shelf several times due to some annoyingly frustrating missions, but would push through and be greeted with an awesome mission that made me want to keep playing.  Overall, I'd say it's worth playing, but I have very conflicted feelings over this game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 02, 2015, 10:45:34 AM
Another miserable snow day here in the wasteland. Just what I want to burn vacation time on.

Well, I just played Fallout 3 for damn near six straight hours. I'm sure there will be more to come today, but I had to take a break.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 02, 2015, 10:53:48 AM
"Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game (WiiWare) - Only two rooms to explore.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Barracuda on February 02, 2015, 12:40:42 PM
I received my Xbox One (I know it's not mine, this one is in terrible condition) from the Microsoft repair center today. I'm hoping to boot it up and play some Sunset Overdrive again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 03, 2015, 12:26:50 AM
~10 hours of decoration clicking later
just finished collecting the long over due payouts, feeding, preemptive strike on healing ended up with:

145,456 coins 952 diamonds
I'll manage to clear 200k and probably 1k before i fall asleep.


Now onto Ridge Racer Unbounded!

~875k coins 1154 diamonds
44% of the way through Ridge Racer Unbounded


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 03, 2015, 10:34:16 AM
Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox) - I'm going to beat this game finally.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 03, 2015, 10:47:20 AM
~10 hours of decoration clicking later
just finished collecting the long over due payouts, feeding, preemptive strike on healing ended up with:

145,456 coins 952 diamonds
I'll manage to clear 200k and probably 1k before i fall asleep.


Now onto Ridge Racer Unbounded!

~875k coins 1154 diamonds
44% of the way through Ridge Racer Unbounded

~...0k.
I CAN'T @#$@ LOG IN.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on February 03, 2015, 04:15:13 PM
After knocking out Bayonetta 2, I went back and started inFAMOUS 2.  I bought the inFAMOUS collection when I first got my PS3 in January 2013, and the original was the first PS3 game I really played through, and I loved it.  I decided to work on other games after that, and come back to inFAMOUS 2 at some point, but never did.  Glad I finally started it, though, because I'm having fun.  I know that Second Son is supposed to be underwhelming with respect to the PS4's capabilities, but if the gameplay is as fun as IF1 or 2, it will be on my short list when I finally get a PS4.  I've collected 3 of the blast cores right now, and have unlocked a handful of cool new powers.  I like the updated Static Thrusters power, where you actually get a bit of a boost when first activating them, really cool stuff and very useful.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 04, 2015, 02:50:29 AM
After upgrades and purchases i've hit my next time brickwall.

Down from 1.3 mil to 235k
I have about 2 days to recoup the losses.
Hopefully by then i'll have enough to rush me through to the next time barrier.


EDIT
Oh yea at something like 60% in Ridge Racer Unbounded.
Also got 5 sessions of running in EA Active 2 since i've been falling behind.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 04, 2015, 05:40:57 AM
Poor me, I could only play Fallout 3 for about a half hour last night, but I know what I want to do the next time I can devote a multiple hour chunk to the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 04, 2015, 12:57:23 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - Starting on Shawn Michaels Road to WrestleMania.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 04, 2015, 08:37:58 PM
Getting hung up on "dominating" some of these tracks in Ridge Racer Unbounded.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 05, 2015, 12:17:03 PM
Borderlands 2 (Vita) - Losing my life to this form of crack. Handsome Jack is easily one of my favourite villains ever now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 05, 2015, 10:47:54 PM
Got my car. Dominated the final city sector.
I skipped ahead though so i have to go back and dominate Tower Heights and City Center. Only 13 tracks left!

And i can't connect in Zoo Tycoon Friends now :-/

EDIT
Batteries died while working on my final race.
Guess i'll get it done tomorrow after EA Active 2


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 06, 2015, 10:58:44 AM
Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox) - So this Halo thing is a machine? Weird..


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 07, 2015, 02:50:22 AM
Finished Unbounded like a boss.

Back to Dead Island JP tomorrow i guess


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: OatBob on February 07, 2015, 06:40:12 AM
Cleared three Crota (normal) raids today

First time swordbearing, and I kicked ass as both warlock and hunter!

Also, sooooo close to having a lv32 hunter.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 07, 2015, 01:59:54 PM
WWE SmakDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - Finished Shawn Michaels storyline.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 07, 2015, 08:36:16 PM
Bongo, bongo, bongo, I don't wanna leave the Congo oh no no no no no.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on February 07, 2015, 09:01:37 PM
Just wait for New Vegas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPArO-OI_3U


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 08, 2015, 01:49:18 AM
Annihilated Dead Island JP.

Hilarious glitch discovered while driving by explosives.(That i blew up...)
We were ejected a few car lengths back the truck was moved several forward and when we got back in it was floating. Then started to rotate, then the hood started to go under ground and the bed floated up.
This lead to the death of our pick up truck (and its driver). Which neither of us knew was possible.

It also broke my game. Every time we loaded to a new section his system would freeze up and he would have to reboot.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 08, 2015, 06:39:06 AM
Just wait for New Vegas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPArO-OI_3U

Sounds awesome! It'll likely be a long time before I jump into New Vegas. I'm way more likely to bounce back to the Elder Scrolls, as I haven't played Skyrim yet, then go back to Fallout.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on February 08, 2015, 12:26:17 PM
You might like these Fallout comics.

Always happens at least once.
(http://img0.joyreactor.com/pics/post/fallout-toilet-ammo-water-357780.jpeg)

Every time I need to go 'shopping' at the Super Duper Mart.
(http://i.imgur.com/Gq6kWo4.jpg)

New Vegas players will like the Awkward Zombie ones.
(http://2.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/89/54/36a652d82b7e76a86afccecc9acddffa.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 08, 2015, 04:25:43 PM
#killallzombies (PS4/PSN) - Having trouble unlocking the final weapons, can't seem to get through many levels.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 08, 2015, 04:39:56 PM
More Microsoft Bingo on the Phone. Really annoyed with the glitch, but I am not the only one. Hopefully it will patch by the time I hit level 40-whatever and unlock the last destination in order to get the longest achievement.

More Minecraft for my son.

Some Left for Dead 2 for me with my little bro.

Also been playing Charlie murder with my other little bro. Charlie murder is awesome if you haven't played it. Combo attacks are OP and awesome to use. ha ha


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 08, 2015, 04:59:40 PM
Still sitting at Level 16 myself for Bingo... I did mention it to Helen Casper directly though.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 08, 2015, 06:36:58 PM
You might like these Fallout comics.

+1 Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on February 09, 2015, 12:59:22 PM
I finished A Link Between Worlds late last week, and it was really good.  A worthy successor to LttP.

I'm probably gonna put Lords of the Fallen back on the shelf for now.  I haven't played it since my first hour or so that I spent with it a week or so ago, but I'm really not feeling it right now.

So I've been playing .hack Mutation for the past few days, and I really like it.  It's pretty much exactly the same as Infection (it's my understanding that these games don't evolve much, if at all, throughout the entire series), just a continuation of the story.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 09, 2015, 02:01:49 PM
Halo 2 (Xbox) - Well here is hoping that the story is better then the first game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 09, 2015, 03:50:14 PM
Finished everything in Dead Island JP except the 4 player co-op and play with 10 different people for 15 minutes (i have 5 left for that one)

Got a bit done in MX vs ATV Alive.
Also working on Asphalt 7 since Zoo Tycoon still isn't loading for me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: zcrich01 on February 09, 2015, 04:29:14 PM
I finished A Link Between Worlds late last week, and it was really good.  A worthy successor to LttP.

I'm probably gonna put Lords of the Fallen back on the shelf for now.  I haven't played it since my first hour or so that I spent with it a week or so ago, but I'm really not feeling it right now.

So I've been playing .hack Mutation for the past few days, and I really like it.  It's pretty much exactly the same as Infection (it's my understanding that these games don't evolve much, if at all, throughout the entire series), just a continuation of the story.

I finished the first three when they were newly released. There really are no differences in game play mechanics from one to the next. The only real difference is that the monsters get a little tougher, and you can get more weapons/armor. I enjoyed the series for what it was, and it was a pretty interesting story concept.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 09, 2015, 10:16:33 PM
Angry Birds Space today. So far my favorite one of the series. Not a fan of the 500,000 blocks broken cheevo, but I love the physics of the game and having to not only plan for the arc, but for different gravity strengths, water buoyancy, and geysers along the shot too.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 10, 2015, 05:33:07 AM
Bobblehead hunting in Fallout 3. Don't have a ton of time to play lately so getting one each night is a really good pace. I believe I have five left.

And yes, I got the one in Vault 101 before it closed, by a pure stroke of luck for sure, but I got it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 10, 2015, 02:29:50 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - Working on random Trophies.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 11, 2015, 11:40:39 AM
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (GBA) - Testing this out on my new Game Boy Player!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 12, 2015, 01:00:19 PM
Halo 2 (Xbox) - Story is much better this time around. I am liking the sections with the alien more then Chief...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 13, 2015, 12:10:07 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - I hate Championship Scramble...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on February 13, 2015, 07:23:15 PM
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 14, 2015, 07:14:24 AM
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/grayghost81/IMG_20150214_062443_420_zpsaf92d8b4.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/grayghost81/media/IMG_20150214_062443_420_zpsaf92d8b4.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on February 14, 2015, 11:58:42 AM
still taking a break from gaming for the most part but the other day i decided to play some Pokemon Puzzle League. for those who don't know this is basically a re-skinned Tetris Attack. even though it's nothing like tetris i really enjoy these games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 14, 2015, 12:29:58 PM
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (GBA) - My daughter doesn't like it when I kill animals in the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on February 14, 2015, 12:51:17 PM
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/grayghost81/IMG_20150214_062443_420_zpsaf92d8b4.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/grayghost81/media/IMG_20150214_062443_420_zpsaf92d8b4.jpg.html)

Ahhh. Brings back memories :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 15, 2015, 11:44:29 AM
Forza Motorsport (Xbox) - I feel like I'm driving on glass.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 16, 2015, 05:34:33 AM
Looked at a guide and now I know I have exactly one story mission left in Fallout 3. As of quitting for the night last night I'm just about to crack the seventy hour mark. I tried to do The Pitt DLC but actually all the reports of the terrible technical performance and damn near unplayability of that add-on were accurate, so I motored through the main storyline in a way that I didn't even end up completing it I think, and hightailing it out of there. Shame too, I could see it being really good and it certainly had its own flavor.

So now I just have the Out of this World DLC, which is probably the next thing I'm going to do, then the final main campaign mission, then the Broken Steel DLC.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on February 16, 2015, 10:28:31 AM
So it seems like I've been on a big Zelda kick lately that started with the Link to the Past community playthrough and following that up with A Link Between Worlds.  Over the weekend, I started up Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for the NES and am loving it.  I know this game is known as the black sheep of the series for being different than all the others, but if you judge this game on its own merits for what it is, it's a great game.  I haven't consulted a walkthrough once so far, and while it does take much longer to figure out what to do sometimes, it makes it that much more satisfying.

I'm also still playing .hack Mutation, but I hit a little bit of a wall in that game which has caused me to take a short break from it.  I basically just need to kill lots of enemies to find some virus cores that I need for the game's Gate Hacking mechanic, which may or may not take a considerable amount of time, but I just haven't felt like doing it right now.

I also started up Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on the Vita, but I'm not very far into it yet.  The story starts out interesting enough, but lots of dialogue means that I can only play for so long before needing to switch gears.  I think the game will hold my attention more once I start getting to the more interesting stuff (the trials).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 16, 2015, 02:18:40 PM
I've been wanting to try those .Hack games forever. Perhaps the next time I go the JRPG route I'll start that series.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on February 16, 2015, 04:58:40 PM
I started up Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for the NES and am loving it.  I know this game is known as the black sheep of the series for being different than all the others, but if you judge this game on its own merits for what it is, it's a great game.  I haven't consulted a walkthrough once so far, and while it does take much longer to figure out what to do sometimes, it makes it that much more satisfying.

I agree Zelda II isn't nearly as bad as the general opinion makes it out to be, I really enjoyed it when I went through it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 16, 2015, 11:12:22 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - I like the Triple H segments more then the John Cena moments...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 17, 2015, 12:13:04 AM
Getting serious with my pledge to actually play and beat some games this year.

Picross 3D - Getting close to the finish, just a few dozen puzzles left out of the hundreds in the game.

Smash Bros. Wii U - More online play. Killing it with Little Mac.

Charlie Murder with my little bro. Played though it once already and are now working on the Chaos and Total Anarchy playthroughs while trying to farm all of the relics.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on February 17, 2015, 12:19:23 AM
Wrapped up 999 in the nick of time today, to offer my services as guest, on the Monthly Playcast. Now I am tempted to start Batman a bit early, but part of me thinks I should jump into Farcry 4, so I can listen to the new spoilercast.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 18, 2015, 01:52:08 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PS3) - Almost done with this.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: mumboking on February 18, 2015, 09:13:24 PM
I just finished playing through Spider-Man on the PS1 in "What If?" mode. Probably the fastest I've ever completed it. :P
Seems it took around 4 hours (Including messing about remembering how to get into one particular room that's not necessary for progression).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 19, 2015, 12:35:24 AM
SSB4: leveled up my newest amiibos and am starting to fill the challenges board. The top three rows are going to stay incomplete though, I am good, but not THAT good. ha ha

Picross 3D: Starting to get a little more difficult. Love the control scheme in this game though. This series has come a long way since Picross on the GB.

Snap Attack (WP8) : Playing the hell out of it to get into the top 250 on the top players leaderboard for the biggest cheevo. I was going to call it good after that, but I am raking in 2-3,000 points a match, which is making me want to go ahead and complete it.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: This game is hitting all of the right buttons for me. I am having a great time with it, and my wife and son love watching and taking turns.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 19, 2015, 11:48:02 AM
Jade Empire (Xbox) - This seems really good so far!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on February 19, 2015, 11:57:09 AM
Just started another Mass Effect 2 play thru. I'm about 6 hours in and really enjoying it. It's been a few years since I've beat the game and I still really enjoy it. I have jade empire but have not have a chance to play it yet. I'm thinking of starting jade empire next.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on February 19, 2015, 03:02:28 PM
I finished Zelda II a couple of days ago.  Great game, it's a shame it gets as much flak as it does.

So it looks like 2015 is going to be the Year of Zelda for me, as I think I'm going to keep the Zelda train rolling and work through as many of the games as I can before I get burnt out on it.  I played a few minutes of both Link's Awakening and Ocarina of Time 3D, and I'm not sure which one I want to go with yet.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on February 20, 2015, 06:32:34 AM
I finished Zelda II a couple of days ago.  Great game, it's a shame it gets as much flak as it does.

So it looks like 2015 is going to be the Year of Zelda for me, as I think I'm going to keep the Zelda train rolling and work through as many of the games as I can before I get burnt out on it.  I played a few minutes of both Link's Awakening and Ocarina of Time 3D, and I'm not sure which one I want to go with yet.

I personally think Zelda II is better than Majora's Mask.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 20, 2015, 07:18:34 AM
Didn't have any time for Fallout 3 last night. The horror!

Though I was hoping to finish LttP this week so I'd have played it exclusively at work, I'm not sure if I can make that happen, as I had a rough time finding Turtle Rock yesterday afternoon. I think I know where I was getting lost now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 20, 2015, 04:18:33 PM
Jade Empire (Xbox) - About halfway through. Still pretty good so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 21, 2015, 03:55:33 PM
Jade Empire (Xbox) - Near the end now


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 21, 2015, 11:32:32 PM
SSB4: Getting more of it completed. I love getting advanced moves unlocked for amiibo that I do not have yet. I think I have Dunk Hunt filled out with all 8 specials, but cannot be sure.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 22, 2015, 12:32:01 PM
Fable (Xbox) - Should I be evil?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 23, 2015, 06:05:23 AM
I think I'm finally just about ready to wrap up Fallout 3. I cracked the eighty hour mark last night. I'm a few hundred exp away from the second level cap (I would have hit it last night but the game crashed so I just turned it off for the night). I already finished the main story, every side mission except one, and am now just trying to milk the fifth (and for me, final) DLC for everything it is worth.

It's been a long time since I played a game like this. A game where I was so entrenched, obsessed, and consumed by it for months on end. Thinking about it constantly when I wasn't playing it. Reading guides and wikis and watching youtube videos about it constantly. Listening to the soundtrack at work and in my car. These kinds of games only come along every few years for me. The last one I can remember was Persona 3, which I played two years ago, similarly over what seemed like a harsh winter. Maybe that's the key. My wife made a comment along the lines of "damn, you really like this game huh?" and my response was that this game is kind of carrying me through the winter. I couldn't have chosen a better title to lose myself in and escape the misery of constant sub freezing temperatures and the fact that sunlight has not touched my skin in about five months. Yeah I'm very late to the party on the game, and I've had no less than five of my friends, who all call this game their favorite of all time, trying to get me to play it for years, but I know I couldn't have picked a better time to play it than now.

Over on the handheld side, since I finished Link to the Past on Saturday, I wanted to play a PSP game since I was really high on the system last year as far as acquiring games for it, but haven't played any of them. I decided to go with Sweet Fuse: At Your Side because I wanted something light and I've never really played a visual novel before. So far I like it. Nothing but reading as of yet but that's good enough for me. It's rather relaxing.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on February 23, 2015, 07:32:08 AM
I understand completely Grayghost. Fallout 3 was easily my favorite from the last generation (7th) of game consoles. When I first played it, I too would randomly break out into song: "Bongo, bongo, bongo I dont want to leave the congo, oh no, no, no, no ,no!" My most anticipated game on PS4 will be Fallout 4.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on February 23, 2015, 09:43:16 AM
I played through the entirety of The Order: 1886 over the weekend.  Sure, it was short, but it was a fun ride while it lasted.  I highly encourage everyone who is interested in this game to pick it up when it hits the bargain bin.

Other than that, I've been playing .hack Mutation, Danganronpa, and Link's Awakening concurrently for the past week or so, but I haven't really felt like playing anything at all since I finished The Order.  Been playing a little bit of Link's Awakening here and there, but not much else.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on February 23, 2015, 04:52:23 PM
similarly over what seemed like a harsh winter

me, just back from a walk in a cloudless sky in t-shirt/jeans...what's winter?

seriously though, that's really awesome Shawn. I love it when games grab hold of you like that, it happened to me with Final Fantasy XIII a couple years ago, and with The Last of Us too, though not nearly as long an experience there. still waiting on that to happen again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 23, 2015, 06:53:29 PM
I really want to play Final Fantasy XIII, to see why so many people hate it, and why others like you and another close buddy of mine adore it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 23, 2015, 07:36:51 PM
My most anticipated game on PS4 will be Fallout 4.
I imagine we will be seeing that at E3 considering Bethesda is actually doing a conference this year.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on February 23, 2015, 08:22:21 PM
I hope they don't screw the lore up anymore.

If they're going to keep going somewhere new I want to see what's going on around the Great Lakes. The Midwest Brotherhood should be strong around there, but so should tribals. There might even be slimy Québécois trying to migrate southwest.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 23, 2015, 09:26:47 PM
Been awhile since my last update... Haven't played much though.

Make It Rain on the phone. Finished it but 2 achievements glitched and are apparently now unobtainable without either doing a factory reset or getting a new phone.
Every single person who has played the game has run into the same issue but with different achievements. Which is stupid. I hate all things Xbox more and more everyday.

Dead Island JP got finished (might have said that in last post.)

Samurai vs Zombies Defense cleared the first 50 waves and a started running through them again. Each one needs to be completed 99x

Space Invaders Infinity Gene tried a couple times for the no continue clear. Really rusty but if i decide to put this into a regular rotation i should be able to get it. I was getting pretty close to doing it way back when.

Started playing Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare over the weekend. I picked it up awhile back but some friends recently grabbed it so i jumped in to play with them and be social after being MIA for a couple weeks.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 24, 2015, 03:03:13 PM
Fable (Xbox) - Being evil feels good.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 24, 2015, 10:47:39 PM
More PvZ: Garden Warfare.

Really enjoying it. I'm sure once i have to start grinding hundreds of waves for the treasure yeti i won't be though...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on February 25, 2015, 03:39:57 PM
I really want to play Final Fantasy XIII, to see why so many people hate it, and why others like you and another close buddy of mine adore it.

i wouldn't be surprised if most people who hate it stopped playing within the first 10 - 20 hours. the gameplay really is just "press X to win" throughout most of the early game. eventually it requires a lot more fast paced strategy during battles to switch to the right attack mode (paradigm) to fit each situation, and a lot of pre-planning on bosses especially when setting up your party in the menu. i found the gameplay was really mostly about setting up a good team in the menu, and then the battle was more or less automated based on your pre-setup. that's how i liked to look at it, and from that perspective you can get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

you also have to be ok with the game being linear, because it is essentially a hallway through most of the game. i don't think linear is a negative point though, with this game or any other.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on February 25, 2015, 07:21:04 PM
Dark Souls... so much Dark Souls...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on February 25, 2015, 07:35:32 PM
Been playing, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. 5 battles in now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Wempster on February 25, 2015, 11:15:11 PM
I finished A Link Between Worlds about 5 min ago.  With this and Link to the Past it's been a very Zelda month for me :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 25, 2015, 11:39:34 PM
I was able to grab a new 3DS XL over the weekend at my local Toys R Us before they sold out of them. I started collecting some 3DS stuff without having a system and now I get to play.

Mario Kart 7 tonight when I go to bed, SSB4 now. All my amiibo level 50 and most all of the special moves unlocked for most of them. Not a single move for Mario though, which I find humorous. Almost got all of the events done (I don't consider it complete until all special reward conditions are done as well). I have all but three spots filled on the bottom five rows of challenges.

Also got a new Windows phone (Nokia Lumia 635) yesterday and have been playing some of the older WP7 stuff. It lets me download both WP7 games and WP8 games and even knows which games I had digital rights to three phones ago, which is awesome because it means I don't have to do it the long way. Still won't let me buy Castlevania though. :(


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on February 26, 2015, 06:00:11 AM
Haven't posted in a while. I hate when these forums randomly stop sending me topic updates.

Anyway, aside from lots of WoW, replaying Costume Quest 2, this time on the PS4. If none of you have ever sat down with the Costume Quest games, I highly recommend them.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on February 26, 2015, 04:56:56 PM
Haven't posted in a while. I hate when these forums randomly stop sending me topic updates.

i think there's a limit on the number of emails the site can send out, for any reason


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 26, 2015, 05:11:13 PM
Haven't posted in a while. I hate when these forums randomly stop sending me topic updates.

Anyway, aside from lots of WoW, replaying Costume Quest 2, this time on the PS4. If none of you have ever sat down with the Costume Quest games, I highly recommend them.

Just finished playing through Costume Quest 2 last night on XB1. 7 hour playthrough for 100%, but fun.

Haven't posted in a while. I hate when these forums randomly stop sending me topic updates.

i think there's a limit on the number of emails the site can send out, for any reason

250 emails/hr, or the server things we're sending out spam.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on February 27, 2015, 03:22:40 AM
250 emails/hr, or the server things we're sending out spam.

Noted, thanks.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 27, 2015, 09:34:06 AM
Fable (Xbox) - Nearing the end now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 27, 2015, 12:54:46 PM
I keep meaning to finish Fallout 3 but I guess my heart isn't ready. I keep stalling as I work on finishing the last quest. I'll have to do it tonight I suppose. I need to start playing Batman: Arkham Origins so Engineer Mike will know how far to play the first week!

I think I'm about halfway through my first (and what will probably be my only) playthrough of Sweet Fuse: At Your Side. I like it a lot. The story keeps getting more and more intriguing. It's one of the most interesting games I've played in a while as it is my first visual novel. It is also my first actual Otome game, despite the fact that I'm always claiming to be into "girly" games. Although I play as a female character whenever possible, I never romance male characters, so being in a game where you have to do so is very interesting to me. I didn't know which dude I would find most "attractive" but now I'm gunning for this stud muffin right here:

(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/sweet_fuse_pt_05_thumb.jpg)

I also like the guy from the boy band. I suppose I'm going for the least intimidating guys. I don't know. It's a very interesting thought experiment.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 28, 2015, 02:19:06 AM
Closing in on the completion of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

I have mostly enjoyed it thus far.
Treasure Yeti might change my mind


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 28, 2015, 04:19:26 AM
Damn, I can't believe I just woke up and I won't be playing Fallout 3.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 01, 2015, 12:38:19 AM
More PvZ: Garden Warfare
&
Trivial Pursuit Live!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 01, 2015, 12:51:38 AM
Damn, I can't believe I just woke up and I won't be playing Fallout 3.

I did that with a few games I spent months on for a daily grind. It's always awkward.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 01, 2015, 11:05:41 AM
Borderlands 2 (Vita) - More coop later tonight.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 02, 2015, 12:15:19 AM
Finished Garden Warfare.

Back into Trivial Pursuit Live!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on March 02, 2015, 12:36:26 PM
I finally finished .hack Mutation over the weekend.  I was really into the game up until I hit a snag towards the end that caused me to lose interest, but fortunately I was close enough to the end that I was able to push through it.  Just like when I finished the first game, I'll probably wait a year or two before starting the next game.

I was in the mood to play some random stuff, so I took my Master Games List (a list of almost 2500 games that includes every game I own in both physical and digital format.... yeah, I'm OCD like that), plugged it into Random.org's List Randomizer, and just played whatever game appeared at #1 on the list.  The first game I got was a PC Indie Adventure game called Richard & Alice.  It was interesting, but not really my cup of tea.  Fortunately it was only about 2-3 hours long.  Then I got Strikers 1945 for the PSX, which was a fun schmup.

Other than that, I was in the mood to revisit Xcom: Enemy Unknown, so I played a couple missions of that.  Still playing Danganronpa here and there, and I'm just about to start the first trial.  I'm about halfway through Link's Awakening.  And I just started MediEvil for the retro community playthrough.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 02, 2015, 12:39:18 PM
Finished
Trivial Pursuit Live!

Started
Elements of Destruction

So far it is a pretty cool game. You control tornadoes, earthquakes and lightening strikes and must destroy things for points.
I'm not very far in but it seems like there is going to be increasingly more strategy involved besides "destroy shit like crazy!" as there are things that attack you and drop your energy reserves as well as "traps" that negate the effects of certain attacks until they are destroyed.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Seno on March 02, 2015, 05:25:43 PM
Being playing loads of Fallout: New Vegas  - I'm enjoying it but something about it just leaves me cold, I'm not sure what it is as I loved Fallout 3.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 02, 2015, 08:11:43 PM
I should probably finish NV, I did a couple sidequest DLCs and the main story once and quit. I have the Ultimate Edition, so I have no excuse not to finish it.

Been playing IonBallEX for an annoying cheevo I couldn't get while I had my first windows phone.

Mario Kart 7

Nearing the end of Super Mario 3D World. They hid a couple of the stars and stamps pretty well, but not well enough to save the game as a whole. Way too easy for my tastes, but fun nonetheless.

Finished the bottom 7 rows on the challenges for SSB4.

Played the first three stages of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the 360 with my son two nights ago. It was an awesome experience, but he is a total pizza hog. ha ha



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on March 02, 2015, 08:46:02 PM
Being playing loads of Fallout: New Vegas  - I'm enjoying it but something about it just leaves me cold, I'm not sure what it is as I loved Fallout 3.

I feel it's the Mojave. The maze-like landscape of the ruined Washington, D.C. always seemed more interesting to me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 02, 2015, 11:55:55 PM
Started
Elements of Destruction

So far it is a pretty cool game. You control tornadoes, earthquakes and lightening strikes and must destroy things for points.
I'm not very far in but it seems like there is going to be increasingly more strategy involved besides "destroy shit like crazy!" as there are things that attack you and drop your energy reserves as well as "traps" that negate the effects of certain attacks until they are destroyed.

Finished up the "story" mode and got all the gold medals
That unlocked survival. Now i get to do it again. Not care about score and only have to worry about keeping alive and destroying my objectives.

Then i get to do it again in co-op!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 03, 2015, 11:15:28 AM
Plants vs. Zombies (Vita) - I find more time to play handhelds nowadays with the kids starting to take up more of the television time these days.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on March 03, 2015, 08:30:11 PM
Grinding gold in Hearthstone.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 03, 2015, 08:39:32 PM
Getting to know my 3DS a little better. Activated streetpass, but nothing happened while I was at work or three stores, so bleh.

Face Raiders - This is actually really amusing to shoot my wife in the mouth with a ping pong ball. ha ha

Mario Kart 7 - Reminding me why I love Mario Kart so much.

Pokemon Shuffle - Sucks only being able to play for 10 min. every two hours without paying, but it is actually really fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 04, 2015, 12:12:26 PM
Plants vs. Zombies (Vita) - Finished up Adventure mode, now its time for mini-game madness!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Seno on March 04, 2015, 07:39:09 PM
Being playing loads of Fallout: New Vegas  - I'm enjoying it but something about it just leaves me cold, I'm not sure what it is as I loved Fallout 3.

I feel it's the Mojave. The maze-like landscape of the ruined Washington, D.C. always seemed more interesting to me.


I think that might be it, plus it feels overpopulated compared to the capital wasteland. Anyway still playing Fallout NV but getting a bit bored so I've decided to kill everyone starting with faction leaders so far taken out mr house, Motor-Runner, Caesar, Tabitha and all of the White Glove Society


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 05, 2015, 09:49:02 AM
Finished one playthrough of Sweet Fuse and much like the discussion of 999, it seems you have to play through it a few times to get at least a good ending. I will some day but for now I put it back on the shelf.

Decided to pull out the DS and after much internal deliberation I'm going to start Atelier Annie. After trying twice and failing to complete Totori I had soured a little on the series, which is a shame as I adored Rorona. I've read that Annie is pretty easy and it'll be cool to try a handheld installment in the series. Plus the cutesy style, upbeat music, pastel colors and island resort setting will get me thinking about Spring. It's coming eventually right?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on March 05, 2015, 01:08:59 PM
After a little over 2 months I decided to pick up a game with the intention of beating it. I started the first Bioshock for PS3, a series that I've been strongly intending to try out for years. I have the first one on PC and would normally prefer that for an FPS, but I own the 2nd and infinite on PS3 so I thought the transition from PC to PS3 would make the 2nd game feel a bit worse than it actually is. I played up until getting to Neptune's Bounty and really enjoy it so far, it's pretty awesome.

From what I gather this game is heavily influenced by the writing of Ayn Rand and it makes me wish I had read her books first. I have a rough idea of her philosophy and i'm seeing a lot of it in this game. I do own a couple of her books so maybe i'll pick one up after I finish what i'm currently reading, the Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Also I'm so happy that I gave System Shock 2 a chance before trying this series, it really is a spiritual precursor to Bioshock in so many ways.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 05, 2015, 01:12:12 PM
Anthem - read it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on March 05, 2015, 01:25:04 PM
Anthem - read it.

Apparently I only have The Fountainhead, thought I had Atlas Shrugged as well but I guess not. I want to pick up more by her and Anthem looks short so that would be a good place to start then.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 05, 2015, 01:30:52 PM
I could send you a copy - my wife picks up Ayn Rand books fairly often just to hand out.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on March 05, 2015, 01:32:38 PM
I could send you a copy - my wife picks up Ayn Rand books fairly often just to hand out.

thanks but that's alright, i know i could find it easily locally :) i'm in no rush to read it asap, like i said i have another book on the go.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 05, 2015, 01:38:10 PM
Alright - I'll put it back on the shelf with the 3 OTHER copies. :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 06, 2015, 10:26:52 AM
Ayn Rand is my favorite author, but I have a lot of problems with The Fountainhead. Atlas Shrugged is great but too long to recommend casually. Anthem is cool but very different from her other novels. I think We the Living is very easy to recommend. I loved it, and it isn't too philosophy-heavy. It's just a great story in my opinion.

On a gaming diary kind of note, Atelier Annie is awesome and everything I hoped it would be. I'm playing it at work right now and really stretching my breaks out because I don't want to stop playing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 07, 2015, 12:34:54 AM
In a competition to complete a game every day. Last man standing gets 250$

So i sidetracked Elements of Destruction and struggled to find the time during the week but managed to pull through.
Finished:
Day 1: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (previously mentioned)
Day 2: Trivial Pursuit Live (previously mentioned)
Day 3: Dead Island (JP) - This was my only "gimme". All i had to do was launch the game to get the achievement for playing a month after starting.
Day 4: Dream Track Nation - Started and finished it. "Physics based racing" game. In reality it was poorly made, bad level design, terrible physics, terrible controls. But still relatively easy.
Day 5: Make It Rain: The Love of Money - Reobtained my last achievement that glitched on my old phone. Required a little effort. Was hoping to finish Tetris Splash but it didn't pan out :-/
Day 6: Wallace & Gromit 1: Fright of the Bees - Lamesauce point & click. Annoying achievement for not missing a shot in a crappy minigame style sequence. Guide was meh
Day 7: Wallace & Gromit 2: The Last Resort - Lamesauce point & click. Poorly worded guide almost caused me to miss an achievement and replay ~half of the game.

Also worked on
Tetris Splash (already mentioned)
Sega Vintage Collection: Toejam & Earl
SnapAttack


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 07, 2015, 11:47:50 AM
Plants vs. Zombies (Vita) - Finishing off the Almanac.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 08, 2015, 12:20:46 AM
Put a little more time into ToeJam and Earl.

Also cleared another section in Asphalt: Overdrive.

Started Real Racing 2


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 08, 2015, 04:16:04 AM
Mario Kart 7: Trying desperately to get 3 stars on each GP.

Pokemon Shuffle: Still awesome and addicting, but looking like I will be finished with it too soon.

Streetpass gift and find mii Games: Took my 3DS with me to Best buy while hunting for Little Mac. Was not disappointed.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 08, 2015, 10:43:53 PM
Finished Asphalt: Overdrive

I survive another day in the comp :D
I should have made progress on more games over the weekend but ended up only playing roughly as much as i did all week while working :-/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 09, 2015, 12:27:38 AM
Yoshi's New Island - I can barely form words for how much I am into this. SO MUCH Nostalgia. It is built just like SMW2 with what I believe to be some of the best ideas for gameplay improvements and mechanics. Plus, the 3D is nice and basic, but still effective. I will be blowing through this one a little too quickly. ha ha

Pokemon Shuffle - Almost done, and I was hoping that since it is a freemium game, that it would last longer so they could get more money out of it from those willing to pay for playtime. Too bad.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 10, 2015, 09:35:07 AM
Atelier Annie. So effing good. Can't wait until I have time to play it at home.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 10, 2015, 12:58:20 PM
Beat the Random World in ToeJam and Earl.
I should be moving on to Panic in Funkotron so i can finish the game up but i don't think i can force myself through it at this time...

Worms: Revolution - Knocked out some misc stuff. Still need to finish the 300 online kills and play with 20 different people.

Wallace and Gromit: Muzzled! is loading now. Will be my next completion to keep me in the comp.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on March 10, 2015, 05:41:27 PM
Unfortunately, I haven't spent any time on the Arkham Origins (Modern Monthly Playthrough) because Criminal Girls: Invite Only has been taking up ALL of my free game time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on March 10, 2015, 05:54:03 PM
Thief- XboxOne


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on March 10, 2015, 06:30:56 PM
Thief- XboxOne

My sympathies.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 11, 2015, 01:32:36 AM
Yoshi's new island - Done with two worlds and cranking more out, this just keeps getting better the more I play.

Streetpass Mii Plaza - Learned a lot about the functions of streetpass and how to increase my contacts since I am 4 years behind in the game. ha ha Gotta catch all the 3DSTD's I can. ;)

Pokemon Shuffle - Mopping up the remaining "S" ranks to call it done. I was impressed initially with this title, but now I am let down.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 11, 2015, 07:06:37 AM
Finished Wallace and Gromit 3
Finished Wallace and Gromit 4. Then ended up needing to replay it because i was cheated out of an achievement. Stupid missables.

Little more Worms Revolution.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 11, 2015, 10:18:40 AM
Fight Night Round 3 (360) - Giving this a spin.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 12, 2015, 01:19:34 AM
Best boxing game sans Punch-out that I have ever played. Easy cheevos too.



Yoshi's New World: 3 worlds in.

Pokemon Shuffle: Only 4 S ranks left. There seems to be a lot of content missing, hopefully future releases are why.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on March 12, 2015, 07:50:22 AM
Evolve - Not my type of game. I might try a GOTY or all DLC inclusive version later on.

Sunset Overdrive - Just like Bill I played the game a little bit more and I get it. I'm over half way through and really enjoying it.

Shadow of Modor - So far it's been a fun game. I need to do some more story missions.

Rock On - Dearly Beloved we move the Yellow Submarine for great justice! The Engrish in this game is great.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 13, 2015, 09:25:58 AM
Kung Fu Rabbit (Vita) - Collecting all 4 carrots in each level is a pain in the rear.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 15, 2015, 05:51:10 AM
Finished Arkham Origins yesterday morning for the playthrough.

Had a few friends over and one brought his WiiU. Loved Mario Kart, Smash Bros not so much. I know I'll catch hell for that, take it easy guys, it just isn't my thing.

With my entire physical collection on its way to Texas I am trying to clean up some of the 300 or so Playstation Plus games I've accumulated so I started Crysis 3 yesterday. I was expecting a no-frills FPS but this is actually a super fun, fully fleshed out game with very elegant menus and controls. I'm loving it. A very pleasant surprise.

Also, Atelier Annie. It's just so damn good. The first DS game (as I'm also trying to clear out some backlog on the R4) I've chosen to play and it's going to be hard to top!

(http://www.gamekyo.com/Webmasters/Images/atelier-annie_20080903_090947_intro.jpg)



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 17, 2015, 04:29:47 AM
Wanted to finish both Annie and Crysis 3 yesterday but couldn't quite pull it off. Today should be the day for both, then it's on to the next ones!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Silent Scythe on March 17, 2015, 09:01:52 AM
Been playing lots of games lately to unwind.

Bioshock Infinite: I thought it was alright but I prefer the first two, The ending didn't fully make sense to me.
Friday the 13th: Sat down and finally beat this one. It took about 3 tries after having a strategy down. Even then I think I got a little lucky.
Heroes of Mana: Im not too familiar with RTSs and this one just kind of throws me off.
Tallowmere: Hard to say how much I really like this one. I might just of been jonesing for a Rogue-like.

If I have any spare time today I'm hoping to start Persona 3.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 17, 2015, 10:17:30 AM
Finished Arkham Origins yesterday morning for the playthrough.

Had a few friends over and one brought his WiiU. Loved Mario Kart, Smash Bros not so much. I know I'll catch hell for that, take it easy guys, it just isn't my thing.

With my entire physical collection on its way to Texas I am trying to clean up some of the 300 or so Playstation Plus games I've accumulated so I started Crysis 3 yesterday. I was expecting a no-frills FPS but this is actually a super fun, fully fleshed out game with very elegant menus and controls. I'm loving it. A very pleasant surprise.

Also, Atelier Annie. It's just so damn good. The first DS game (as I'm also trying to clear out some backlog on the R4) I've chosen to play and it's going to be hard to top!

(http://www.gamekyo.com/Webmasters/Images/atelier-annie_20080903_090947_intro.jpg)



I'm not really a fan of Smash either, so don't feel bad.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 17, 2015, 10:27:09 AM
I'm not really a fan of Smash either, so don't feel bad.

Thanks, sometimes I feel like I have to watch myself around here if I choose to criticize any Nintendo or Nintendo related product.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 17, 2015, 10:34:40 AM
Just hide behind Tynstar and you'll be fine. He can do enough Nintendo bashing for the rest of us.

Mario Party 10 looked interesting, but I found it EXTREMELY stupid that you can only hold data for 1 title in an Amiibo, so you have to overwrite your data if you want to use the same Amiibo between titles. That kind of defeats the purpose of having figures that can work for every title, when you have to delete your save data to move it to another title. Do I want to keep my data for Smash and Mario Party? I need to buy a second Amiibo, that hopefully looks unique enough so I don't confuse them. At least Skylanders lets you import your old characters to a new game without erasing the data...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: wildbil52 on March 17, 2015, 12:43:33 PM
ALL OF THE SUNSET OVERDRIVE.  It just keeps getting better.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shoboni on March 17, 2015, 08:10:33 PM
(https://36.media.tumblr.com/2208c7a5956e62b54a8920519d341f16/tumblr_nlduyga5QM1u42q6po1_1280.jpg)

Got a really cool drop in Borderlands.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on March 18, 2015, 01:07:48 AM
Commented on this over at DP, but Lego Batman 3 is such a cluster of a game. It's not bad, it just doesn't feel as put together and thought out as previous games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on March 18, 2015, 12:56:08 PM
Just beat Bioshock, which is AWESOME!  I definitely recommend it.  Starting The Walking Dead.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 18, 2015, 01:01:10 PM
Finished Atelier Annie. It was everything I was hoping for. Thank you GUST.

(http://www.genkigirl.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/atelier02.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on March 18, 2015, 08:13:23 PM
non-smash fan x3 over here. Almost done Criminal Girls for Vita.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 19, 2015, 09:04:23 AM
Damn, I was trying to play Tales of the Tempest but I think the rom is no good.

Best NDS games, with a preference for RPGs? GO!

EDIT: I'm leaning towards Dragon Quest IX, which I've heard is awesome, or Pokemon Black which I have also heard is awesome and I've never played a Pokemon game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Silent Scythe on March 19, 2015, 11:35:32 AM
Damn, I was trying to play Tales of the Tempest but I think the rom is no good.

Best NDS games, with a preference for RPGs? GO!

EDIT: I'm leaning towards Dragon Quest IX, which I've heard is awesome, or Pokemon Black which I have also heard is awesome and I've never played a Pokemon game.

NDS RPGs huh...

As for the NDS Dragon Quest games I really enjoyed V the most. Its gameplay was nothing too mind blowing but it has my favorite story out of the 4 Dragon Quest games on the NDS.  If your alright with Harvest Moon types of games I'd give Rune Factory 3 a try. The World Ends with You is also a very fun and underrated action RPG but I remember the controls being a little hard to get used to.

Knights in the Nightmare and Rondo of Swords are both decent games with small unique spins on gameplay so they are worth checking out but YRMV.

Also if you like Roguelikes Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja and it's sequel are both pretty fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 19, 2015, 01:02:47 PM
Thank you very much for the recommendations. Out of what you mentioned I have only played The World Ends With You. I also had trouble with the battle system but the music and story have stuck with me long after playing it.

The other games you mentioned have been on my radar so I'll look a little deeper into them. Always wanted to play a Rune Factory (or a Harvest Moon).

In the meantime, I got past the part where Tales of the Tempest was freezing so I'm going to try to ride it out. Despite it being the most hated game in the series, I'm liking it a lot. I may be just enamored with the reality of playing a portable Tales game, but who cares?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 19, 2015, 06:48:35 PM
Over the last week

Finished
Sixty Second Shooter Prime - Was a pretty cool twin stick shooter. Don't see why it had to be on "next gen" (i guess it is technically current gen. I'm still behind a gen) as it wasn't by any means a visually stunning game though.

Trivial Pursuit Live - Had already finished the 360 version. So many wrong answers in these games it is sad.

Real Racing 2 - Wrapped this up. Started it because there was a local co-op achievement. Actually looks good for a phone game.

Attack of the Movies 3D - Started this 3 years ago when i was last down visiting Tyn. We got a 4th this time and wrapped up the last bits we needed then helped #4 thru the game. Then we also had a #5 jump on and ran thru for him too. More people finished this game in one day than have probably ever or will in the future.

Monopoly Plus - Another one where i already had the 360 version completed.

Fibbage - This was a TON of fun with a group. Only one person is required to launch the game on the system then everyone plays by logging into the site on their phone/pc/tablet and using the room code and selecting a username, Highly recommended.

Also played:
Snap Attack - Made some progress and got to load it up on Android to get some freebie sync achievements.

Sensible World of Soccer - WOoooo sports.

Bejeweled Live - Got a few hours in while on planes.

Worms Revolution - Still need to play with a bunch of unique tags online.

Kane & Lynch (JP) - Blew through the campaign in a few hours. Ended up with soem fairly insane glitches that the KnL veterans had never seen before. Like police cars flying several stories into the air, enemies not spawning in, NPC team mates dying who were supposed to start alive, NPCs who were supposed to stay alive spawning in across the map, NPCs who were supposed to stay alive allowing you to carry their carcass around instead of reviving them. It was fun.

Project Spark - Fired this up on the One to get a bunch of cross platform achievements unlocked. It was pretty lame how few did compared to how many i had earned. Ended up knocking out a few other ones along the way.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game - Ended up helping someone run through this. He owned the game but since it and the DLCs were removed from the marketplace he was unable to complete it on his own.

Super Meat Boy - Tyn wanted to see how it was.Pac-Man Kart Rally - Another phone game with local co-op only achievements.

Diner Dash - because i wanted to end my vacation on a low note.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 20, 2015, 02:31:16 PM
More Tales of the Tempest.

I've played (and enjoyed) many games that have gotten a ton of hate. I sometimes seek out these types because I get a kick out of reviled titles that aren't that bad, or in some cases are quite good. For a few examples I loved Dragon Age II and Fable III and while I acknowledge that The Last Rebellion is in fact a terrible game I quite enjoyed my time with it.

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why people hate this game so much. It rocks! It's a portable Tales game. The battle system is cool. Complaints about the menus are way overblown. The story is a little weak and cliched? For shame! This is the first JRPG I have ever played that has that problem!

This game is fine. Bravo to whomever put in the work of translating it. I'm enjoying the hell out of it.  


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 21, 2015, 09:02:07 PM
Dark Messiah: Might and Magic Elements - Got sucked into helping out people with the online. I had a fair amount of it done already so hopefully i'll be done with the last of it tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 22, 2015, 03:56:05 AM
Dark Messiah: Might and Magic Elements - Got sucked into helping out people with the online. I had a fair amount of it done already so hopefully i'll be done with the last of it tomorrow.

How is that game? Picked it up a while ago for like two bucks, was hoping for a poor man's Elder Scrolls.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 22, 2015, 12:42:07 PM
I haven't played single player.
I've never heard anything good about it but can't confirm.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 22, 2015, 03:23:01 PM
The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 1 was an awesome start last night, now to wait for the kids to go to sleep so I can start Episode 2 later tonight!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on March 22, 2015, 04:20:34 PM
I've been playing Ziggurat and been watching my daughter play Costume Quest 2 on the Xbox One.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 22, 2015, 11:03:19 PM
Finished the online for Dark Messiah: Might and Magic Elements.
I had a jump on it from working with a different group ages ago though so i still have others to get through it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 23, 2015, 06:15:52 AM
Cruising through Tomb Raider and Tales of the Tempest. Enjoying them both very highly.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on March 23, 2015, 11:19:25 AM
Ori & the Blind Forest (PC) - Amazing looking game and from what I've played has good gameplay.

Battlefield Hardline (X1) - No great but not sh*t. Pick it up when it hits $10 or less or just rent it. This primarily a stealth game not a fast paced action game. I love that everyone you arrest falls asleep. Bring back Battlefield Hard Line.

Dead or Alive Last Round (X1): Decent game and worth maybe $10.00 or so but so many pop-ups. This game lets you know when it installs anything. I had over 25 pop up notifications before the install was done.

Sunset Overdrive: I'm getting close to the end and enjoyed the time I've spent with the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 24, 2015, 07:56:43 AM
Nexuiz (XBLA) - I don't know why my neighbour picked this to play, there doesn't seem to be much to play nowadays...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 24, 2015, 01:59:00 PM
^Was a cool game. Shame it never came back online. Someone bought the license for it. Pretty sure it was the same people who bought Darksiders.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 25, 2015, 06:41:28 AM
^Was a cool game. Shame it never came back online. Someone bought the license for it. Pretty sure it was the same people who bought Darksiders.
Then I wonder why Nordic hasn't turned the servers on...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on March 25, 2015, 12:41:41 PM
Haven't played games in quite some time, I got a stack of PS3 games for Christmas, and I haven't touched half of them.

So now I have started playing Alien: Isolation again. IMO the androids are a whole lot creepier than the Alien creature


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 25, 2015, 01:07:53 PM
^Was a cool game. Shame it never came back online. Someone bought the license for it. Pretty sure it was the same people who bought Darksiders.
Then I wonder why Nordic hasn't turned the servers on...

This should answer why:
https://www.facebook.com/NexuizShooter


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 25, 2015, 05:50:33 PM
Lamesauce.
No word of it coming back online for 360 just steam.

I'll have to start trying to contact them when I am back on pc


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 26, 2015, 09:24:46 AM
Game Room (XBLA) - I thought I owned several arcade cabinets but I stand corrected. A few random achievements popped from playing the WP games it seems though on the plus side. I actually liked this app, it's too bad support came to an end.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: slackur on March 26, 2015, 11:57:10 AM
So now I have started playing Alien: Isolation again. IMO the androids are a whole lot creepier than the Alien creature

Agreed. "You're becoming hysterical." *punches face with metal fist*
Ah, memories.

Just getting into Bloodborne. Fantastic so far. NOT a Southpaw-friendly game. But with a hard-modded stick swapped controller combined with Sony's new accessibility system-wide button swapping, maybe I can FINALLY press a dodge button without clawing my hand across the controller.

Pretty excited to try that out.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on March 26, 2015, 12:17:22 PM
So now I have started playing Alien: Isolation again. IMO the androids are a whole lot creepier than the Alien creature

Agreed. "You're becoming hysterical." *punches face with metal fist*
Ah, memories.

Just getting into Bloodborne. Fantastic so far. NOT a Southpaw-friendly game. But with a hard-modded stick swapped controller combined with Sony's new accessibility system-wide button swapping, maybe I can FINALLY press a dodge button without clawing my hand across the controller.

Pretty excited to try that out.



I am pretty jealous of anyone who gets to play this game, I am a big fan of Demon and Dark Souls. These are the one games I always come back to, and can always find something to do. So sad I will not get to play this one for awhile.

BTW how are the parry and roll mechanics?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: slackur on March 26, 2015, 01:09:43 PM
Parry is completely done by using an offhand firearm to stagger an enemy attack. Rolls are activated in any direction by tapping a direction and O, while the same button dash-steps when locked on a target.

As for how well it works, well, since I get motion sick unless the right stick is used to move, and while using my hard-modded controller I still had to move the stick and somehow press O with the same hand, I couldn't tell you how well it works because it cramps my hand to try.

Thankfully, the PS4 update as of literally today includes system-level button remapping, so once I get that changed, I should be golden.

As for the game, if you like the Souls series, its a fantastic followup.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 26, 2015, 01:11:08 PM
System-level button remapping?! HOLY HELL, slackur, your dream came true!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: slackur on March 26, 2015, 06:06:56 PM
System-level button remapping?! HOLY HELL, slackur, your dream came true!

Very close, and very appreciated.  Still no stick swapping, which is disappointing, but as mentioned I have the hard-modded controllers for that.  If I'm being picky, I'd like to be able to save and load presets for different games, but considering Sony is the first company to release this and a bunch of other accessibility options at ground level, I'm THRILLED!!  I can only hope this makes it's way into EVERY OTHER SYSTEM!  Microsoft and Nintendo, step up your game. ;)
 

Yeah though, super good on Sony!  They've really impressed me so far this generation.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 27, 2015, 04:16:23 AM
Finished Tomb Raider Wednesday night. Still trucking through Tales of the Tempest.

Played through two levels of Ducktales Remastered last night. Super fun, and nice and easy. At first, like a lot of reviewers I was put off by all the cutscenes but I relaxed my mind a little and started to enjoy them. WayForward kicks so much ass.

Gonna jam through that and Papo & Yo before I dive into the next full length experience. God bless downloadable games for being the short palate cleansers I need while not giving me clutter to put on my shelves ;).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 27, 2015, 07:55:51 AM
After Burner Climax (XBLA) - Still a great way to kill off an hour waiting for annoying inlaws to arrive...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 28, 2015, 03:31:27 PM
Played through Papo & Yo today. Ironically, it has literally driven me to drink. As ya'll know I'm not a huge fan of environmental puzzles, but at first they seemed so easy that I was kind of getting into it. About halfway through the game both the puzzles and platforming got really sluggish and had me constantly thinking, at every cut scene: pleasebeover pleasebeover pleasebeover pleasebeover.

It's finally over. So now I'm noticing my Beaten in 2015 list is really starting to get loaded up for March, so although I was going to dive into something super long, I may continue to knock out these super short PSN titles. But no indies. Screw them.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 29, 2015, 12:11:38 AM
Got rid of four in-laws that stayed with me for 9 days during spring break. Finally have a night to myself...or at least to me and my son alone.

Wii Sports Club - I love that I can play against others online instead of having to be stuck locally. Gonna be fun to get into.

Pokemon shuffle - They added a few stages to the game in a recent update. It seems it will continue this way for a while, but 15 stages wasn't enough to keep me going until the next update.

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire - About to get lost in the world of pokemon again...my first venture since leafgreen, and my first time seeing any pokemon past G/S.

Mario Party 10 - I cannot describe my disappointments with the lack of online play from this game...it is a great game, but I no longer have my brother and friends around every day like I used to in high school.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 30, 2015, 06:33:00 AM
Tried to blast my way through the Castle of Illusion Remaster but this guy made me rage quit and nuke both the game and my save. Not too upset about it as I wasn't exactly having the time of my life with the game.
(http://s1.dmcdn.net/JkqrF/280x157-q1Q.jpg)

Started Kingdoms of Amalur and my initial impression is that I love it. The aesthetic of a Fable game with the RPG depth of a Bioware game with the combat of any AAA third-person action game. Wish I had started it earlier in the weekend as I could have played more, but like I said, I'm in love so far. 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fleach on March 30, 2015, 07:31:56 AM
Played through Papo & Yo today. Ironically, it has literally driven me to drink. As ya'll know I'm not a huge fan of environmental puzzles, but at first they seemed so easy that I was kind of getting into it. About halfway through the game both the puzzles and platforming got really sluggish and had me constantly thinking, at every cut scene: pleasebeover pleasebeover pleasebeover pleasebeover.

I completely understand where you're coming from. The puzzles in Papo & Yo get really overly complicated. I remember getting so frustrated with the part where I had to move that bed thing from one part of the area to the exit. The "puzzles" with the frogs were also annoying, as were the walking houses.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 30, 2015, 08:37:30 AM
Destiny of Spirits (Vita) - Grinding out my newer low level guys so I can round out my team a little better.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on March 30, 2015, 09:15:46 AM
Sunset Overdrive - One last mission to finish the game. I'll probably take a break from modern games after this and play something older.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 30, 2015, 09:18:54 AM
Tried to blast my way through the Castle of Illusion Remaster but this guy made me rage quit and nuke both the game and my save. Not too upset about it as I wasn't exactly having the time of my life with the game.
(http://s1.dmcdn.net/JkqrF/280x157-q1Q.jpg)

Maleficent would have given you much more hair pulling out than that guy. Maybe it is best you quit :P

This was another one of those games that the difficulty seemed to be pretty understated. Specifically when going for all the achievements/trophies.  


Getting ready to jump on my 360 for the first time in a week or so. If i have the space (or can quickly make space.) I'll be doing the new freebie Fast and Furious presented by Forza 2.

If not i have no clue what i'll play.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 31, 2015, 12:36:26 AM
Finished
Elements of Destruction - Fun little game. Not worth the 10$s it regularly is but the sale price wasn't bad. Doubt it will ever be on sale again though...

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious - Fantastic bit of promotion. Supposedly the Xbox One version is easier. There were some pretty crazy difficulty spikes but still definitely finishable in one sitting.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 31, 2015, 12:48:38 AM
Alpha Sapphire - Encountered a shiny for the first time. Made him faint though, pretty pissed over it, but how else will I learn to just throw the damn poke ball even if it means using two or three to get it?

Pokemon Shuffle - Finally Caught Blaziken to complete the game up to the current update. I can't wait for more.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 01, 2015, 12:59:45 PM
WWE 2K14 (PS3) - Playing some online.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on April 02, 2015, 02:03:57 PM
My gaming time has been monopolized by the April community playthrough games for the past couple of weeks.  I'm almost finished with Tomb Raider (going for 100% on the collectibles), and about half way through Paper Mario.

I grabbed Battlefield Hardline for relatively cheap since Best Buy had it on sale, and started playing the campaign last night to mix it up a bit.  What I've played so far seems alright, but nothing great.  I know I won't touch the multiplayer so it should be a quick flip for me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 03, 2015, 06:11:21 PM
Destiny of Spirits (Vita) - Still grinding out spirits.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 03, 2015, 08:35:53 PM
Mario Kart 8 - gonna beat this before 200cc comes out so I can get into it online.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 03, 2015, 09:23:08 PM
Mario Kart 8 - gonna beat this before 200cc comes out so I can get into it online.
200cc looks waaay too crazy for me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 04, 2015, 07:50:12 PM
Started Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball

I've been trying to get this for a couple years now so i'm happy about that. Single player is done and should finish the online tonight with any luck!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 04, 2015, 08:17:07 PM
I've been trying to get an achievement in every Windows Phone game I haven't played yet, just to see how many I have left to purchase or how many I've missed that have been delisted. Also trying to get a ribbon a day for GoW:J, and thinking about grabbing the Season Pass for it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 05, 2015, 12:53:13 AM
Finally played Half-Life 2 for the first time about a week ago. Surprising how it still holds up visually and is a generally accessible game difficulty wise.

LEGO Batman 3 is taking longer to complete than I'd like. Partly because of time constraints, partly because the last leg of collectibles are all locked behind annoying races.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 06, 2015, 09:33:51 AM
Only playing Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning right now. I love it so far. It is Fable meets Dragon Age in all the right ways.

Giving the DS a short rest so I can focus on some reading.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on April 06, 2015, 12:20:51 PM
Sat down with Marvel Super Heroes for PS4 and played a few hours yesterday.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 06, 2015, 10:55:49 PM
Only playing Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning right now. I love it so far. It is Fable meets Dragon Age in all the right ways.

It's really good, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It's too bad it bankrupted the state of Rhode Island, as 38 Studios had assembled a three-man fantasy writing dreamteam.

If you haven't already gotten it, I recommend the two DLC packs.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 07, 2015, 10:02:03 PM
WWE 2K14 (PS3) - Playing through 30 Years of WrestleMania mode, on WM X now. Razor Ramon is a tough SOB so far in this ladder match though...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on April 09, 2015, 09:51:37 AM
Probably biting off more than I can chew, but I'm currently playing all of the following:

Paper Mario
Battlefield Hardline
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
GTA San Andreas HD
LoZ: Link's Awakening
Danganronpa
Project X Zone

I should have Paper Mario and Project X Zone wrapped up soon.  Still pretty close to the beginning on Battlefield, Sleeping Dogs, and GTA.  I haven't touched Link's Awakening and Danganronpa in a month or so, but I intend to come back to them.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 09, 2015, 11:06:40 AM
Destiny of Spirits (Vita) - Ended up summoning a few SR spirits, so now I'm grinding their levels up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 09, 2015, 12:37:12 PM
Half-Life 2: Episode 1 down, now on to Episode 2.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: mumboking on April 09, 2015, 01:01:55 PM
Half-Life 2: Episode 1 down, now on to Episode 2.
...and then you'll be wanting Episode 3 or HL3. :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 09, 2015, 10:59:01 PM
Half-Life 2: Episode 1 down, now on to Episode 2.
...and then you'll be wanting Episode 3 or HL3. :P

Good things are worth waiting for. :D
And working on Episode 2 now.

Edit: And there goes Lost Coast. I'm now all out of Half-Life 2 stuffs until the next thing or if I decide to play that HD mod thing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: mumboking on April 11, 2015, 06:37:44 AM
that HD mod thing.
This: http://www.blackmesasource.com/ ?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 11, 2015, 02:02:16 PM
that HD mod thing.
This: http://www.blackmesasource.com/ ?

That too, but I was speaking of this:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/290930


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 13, 2015, 03:22:56 PM
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Wii) - Just finished up several rounds of Hardcore TDM.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 17, 2015, 01:20:39 PM
Battlefield 1943 (PS3) - Been playing this inbetween grind sessions of Destiny of Spirits.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 20, 2015, 07:41:34 PM
Started and finished
Goat Simulator

Also started
Lococycle
How to Survive

Been working my way thru
Puzzle Quest 2 on the phone


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 20, 2015, 10:58:41 PM
Ended up finding a cheap Vita. After downloading the single cross-trophy game I own, I figure I'll start on Stranger's Wrath.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: addseo1119 on April 21, 2015, 03:16:00 AM
Battlefield 2 is my best memory of video games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 21, 2015, 07:15:30 AM
Ended up finding a cheap Vita. After downloading the single cross-trophy game I own, I figure I'll start on Stranger's Wrath.

Stranger's Wrath was awesome. Enjoy!

I'm still only playing Amalur, barely though. I may put it down next week and buzz through something short and then go back to it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on April 21, 2015, 08:39:21 AM
Still playing way more than I can handle:

Paper Mario - should have this finished tonight

Mortal Kombat X - haven't had much time to devote to this one yet.  Played the first few chapters of the story mode.  I really love the MK backstory and lore, as silly as it is.

Kirby's Epic Yarn - started this in co-op with a friend yesterday and played through probably about half the game.  Pretty fun game!

Hyrule Warriors - also started this in co-op with a friend yesterday.  Played through the first 3 or 4 missions.

Sleeping Dogs - still pretty close to the beginning on this one

Danganronpa - haven't touched this game since completing the first trial.  Still want to come back to it, but I've had so much going on lately.  I guess that's good enough reason not to play all these games at once....

Link's Awakening - supposed to be heading to the seventh dungeon now I think, but haven't touched this game in a while.  I find traversing the overworld to be very tedious in this game.

GTA San Andreas HD - kinda forgot I was playing this until I scrolled up and saw my last post where I mentioned it.  I'm a few hours into this one.

Project X Zone - Finally on the last chapter of the game.  I guess I'll have to see how many times the game is going to add a wave of enemy units to the final battle before it's over....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 21, 2015, 09:36:11 PM
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (Win 8 ) - Took me a few tries to get 2,000,000 in 10m Time Attack.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 22, 2015, 01:12:28 PM
Finished
SEGA Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co. - Comprised of Alex Kidd in Miracle World(full play thru), The Revenge of Shinobi(full play thru) and Super Hang-on(partial play thru).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 22, 2015, 07:30:47 PM
Ended up finding a cheap Vita. After downloading the single cross-trophy game I own, I figure I'll start on Stranger's Wrath.

Stranger's Wrath was awesome. Enjoy!

I was hoping to, as I've been wanting to play it since it was first released on XBox, but it seems this Vita has a faulty right stick. :/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 22, 2015, 09:44:42 PM
Giving How To Survive a go.
So far it is pretty cool.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 23, 2015, 08:27:48 PM
Finished the campaign for How to Survive on Iron Man difficulty.
I'd recommend it.

Hopefully the challenges are too bad... Guess i'll find out tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 25, 2015, 11:48:51 PM
Started and finished
Toybox Turbos

Got back into
Lococycle - It is meh.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 26, 2015, 10:09:41 AM
Peter Jackson's King Kong (360) - Started this last night then got stuck on a glitchy level and quit for the night.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 26, 2015, 05:40:48 PM
Ended up finding a cheap Vita. After downloading the single cross-trophy game I own, I figure I'll start on Stranger's Wrath.

Stranger's Wrath was awesome. Enjoy!

I was hoping to, as I've been wanting to play it since it was first released on XBox, but it seems this Vita has a faulty right stick. :/

THAT SUCKS!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on April 26, 2015, 08:16:54 PM
Still Plugging away at Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Fell asleep while playing last night.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 26, 2015, 08:42:05 PM
Still Plugging away at Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Fell asleep while playing last night.

That good huh?
Maybe i should open up the copy i got for Xmas then!


Finished Lococycle.

Now working my way thru the challenges in How to Survive. They are aptly titled. Trial and error is needed for completion and then a certain amount of luck is involved in addition to heaps of skill(which is acquired by playing campaign). I've gotten completely slaughtered a few times and then get an A rank. I've also gotten completely slaughtered and moved on to a new one because it felt too unfair.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 27, 2015, 12:51:25 AM
Ended up finding a cheap Vita. After downloading the single cross-trophy game I own, I figure I'll start on Stranger's Wrath.

Stranger's Wrath was awesome. Enjoy!

I was hoping to, as I've been wanting to play it since it was first released on XBox, but it seems this Vita has a faulty right stick. :/

THAT SUCKS!

Yeah. :/
Might get a new one after I get the refund. We'll see.

In other news, full Broken Age is out!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 27, 2015, 09:23:33 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (DS) - Defended my ECW title at The Great American Bash, only to discover that I got drafted to Raw.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 27, 2015, 10:37:44 PM
How To Survive

I wasted my time clearing a few challenges on Iron Man difficulty since apparently only points earned in a specific difficulty count towards your level progression.
Hopefully i can clear one of the 2 remaining challenges tomorrow without too much trouble and wrap this game up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on April 27, 2015, 11:14:10 PM
made some more progress in Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door last night, i tried the pit of 100 trials and made it to floor 50 before i gave up. doing some side quests between chapter 2 and 3 now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 28, 2015, 07:13:22 PM
Finished
How To Survive

Ended up finally completing one of the last 2 levels i needed. Ended up with a better score than any other level previously completed lol

Tough game. Pretty fun though.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 29, 2015, 07:48:36 AM
Started cawladoody GHOSTS last night.

OK, any game where you have a dog is an automatic win (see also: Fable II, Fallout 3).

Extra points if the dog has a knife in his mouth (see also: Persona 3, Tales of Vesperia).

In summary, BEST COD EVARRR!!!11

(http://www.fisheries.no/FileCache/PageFiles/21748/Bilder/Marin_stocks/torsk650x300.jpg/width_650.height_300.mode_FillAreaWithCrop.pos_Default.color_White.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 29, 2015, 11:04:45 AM
Destiny of Spirits (Vita) - Still leveling up spirits while I head into Europe to start cleansing the area.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on April 29, 2015, 01:34:11 PM
Been playing pretty much nothing but Mortal Kombat X for the past week or so, but I think I'm slowly starting to lose interest.  I finally started up Shining Force last night for the community playthrough, but only finished the first two battles.

I still have several other games on hold that I started up over the last couple of months, and I intend to come back to all of them when I can.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on April 30, 2015, 08:01:09 PM
Strider and Ziggurat on Xbox1.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 03, 2015, 10:34:51 AM
Finished COD Ghosts. Seriously don't understand why this game gets slagged so hard critically. I thought the campaign was pretty awesome overall.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on May 03, 2015, 01:27:22 PM
Playing the Phantasy mod for Mount and Blade: Warband. All of my companions and myself were knocked out, but I still won the battle thanks to my one man army.

(http://i.imgur.com/bcm8453.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 03, 2015, 10:04:22 PM
Finally got the Sybarite achievement in GoW: Judgment.

Also been playing PuzzleQuest 2 on my phone quite a bit lately.
Hopefully i wrap it in the next few days.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on May 04, 2015, 03:45:43 PM
Started playing Skyrim again, haven't played it since before the 1.9 patch.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on May 07, 2015, 11:54:59 AM
Assassin's Creed Unity


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 07, 2015, 09:14:03 PM
Finished Puzzle Quest 2 the day after that post i think.

Working my way thru Bejeweled 2 now.

I'm in a puzzle-y mood lately i guess.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 08, 2015, 09:20:13 PM
Cleared Classic, Twilight and Hyper mode in Bejeweled 2.
Crazy long endless mode grind still remains.


Starting Saints Row multiplayer.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on May 09, 2015, 07:27:02 AM
Just realized that I've played DOTA 2 for 400 hours now, wow..

Also, I'm playing Puppeteer.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 09, 2015, 02:51:59 PM
Finished the achievements from the last Minecraft title update.
That is done again...

Found a random in Worms Revolution.
I wish i had some idea of how many people i had played with online... Only need 20 total :-/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 09, 2015, 04:34:22 PM
Grinding away on goals for Sims Freeplay. I should've probably kept track of how many goals I've actually completed, but I know it's well over 200 now.
Playing Pac-Man Kart Rally besides that.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on May 12, 2015, 09:48:33 AM
Playing a lot of Shining Force.  Just hit Chapter 7, so I'm getting pretty close to the end.

Tried to jump back in to Danganronpa a couple of days ago, but I'm really not feeling it.  I've read a lot of good things about these games, so I was really trying to like it, but I think I'm just going to walk away from this one.  I would like to play something on the Vita since I haven't really played much on it since I've gotten it, so I just started Uncharted: Golden Abyss.  As a huge Uncharted fan, I feel like I've put that one off long enough.

I almost can't believe it, but I think I'm nearing the end of Project X Zone.  Unless the game has any more surprises in store for me (and this game really loves to throw more stuff at you), I should have it wrapped up in just one or two more play sessions.

Also recently played through Terminator Salvation in co-op.  The game was pretty much universally panned, and I can see why.  I can't say it's a great game, but like most bad games, it was still a fun ride in co-op.  Except for those on rail sections, those were just bad.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on May 12, 2015, 11:43:36 AM
Just finished the main story line in Assassin's Creed Unity, not sure if im gonna start the dlc or start something else.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Seno on May 15, 2015, 01:11:07 PM
Trine and just completed Shadowgrouns (PC) - Downloading GTA5 but its 60gb so might take a while...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 15, 2015, 01:29:57 PM
When I have time, and I usually don't lately, I'm playing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. It is awesome.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Seno on May 15, 2015, 03:43:02 PM
33gb hanging on a server,
33gb hanging on a server,
and if 1gb should accidentally download,
There'll be 32 hanging on a server,

32gb hanging on a server,
32gb hanging on a server,
and if 1gb should accidentally download,
There'll be 31gb hanging on a server......


GTA5 at some point tonight.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 15, 2015, 04:19:55 PM
Started Saints Row.

Still trying to find games with randoms in Worms Revolution too.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: mumboking on May 15, 2015, 06:04:19 PM
33gb hanging on a server,
33gb hanging on a server,
and if 1gb should accidentally download,
There'll be 32gb hanging on a server,

32gb hanging on a server,
32gb hanging on a server,
and if 1gb should accidentally download,
There'll be 31gb hanging on a server......


GTA5 at some point tonight.
Actually, there'll still be 33GB on the server. You're just copying it. :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 16, 2015, 11:59:08 PM
Finally got the Social Butterfly achievement done in Worms Revolution. Probably will start working on the kill grind now.

Also started the online grind for Kane & Lynch JP


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 17, 2015, 02:02:30 AM
Lots of Streetpasses to go through now that I am back from my in-law's.

Mario Tennis Open - 20 streetpass opponents beat in a row, unlocking the last costume I needed for the game.

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D - 10 straight wins for my figure collection.

Pokemon AS - Discovered Wonder Trading and am addicted to seeing what I can fill my pokedex with at random...although I should probably focus on beating the game so I can unlock the National Dex before I get TOO into it.

Kirby Triple Deluxe - Not a fan of the streetpass features, but collecting the keychains while playing through regularly has kept me coming back to this one...and probably will until I finish it, which is always a good thing.

Mario Kart 7 - I have a long list of opponents to challenge...but I really need to get around to playing this more so I can unlock all the cool vehicles and upgrades in order to beat the ghost times and opponents in GP.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Seno on May 17, 2015, 02:21:49 PM
GTA 5 (PC) - absolutely loving it but it did take a while to adjust from Saints Row craziness. Also it seems really well optimized for PC, been running at steady 62% - 70% across all six cores, can't wait to get my GTX 970 at the end of the week to turn up the graphics and run it on all 3 of my screens


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 18, 2015, 05:26:54 AM
Used a 48 hour card to finish the online kills in Worms Revoluion. I needed ~7....

So i don't completely waste it i decided to fire up Pacific Rim and start grinding the online in that.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on May 18, 2015, 09:33:49 AM
Grabbed Mortal Kombat X from the local library. I liked what I played. I'll pick it up once the Komplete version comes out.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on May 18, 2015, 02:35:49 PM
Finally finished Project X Zone.  Fun game, but about 3x longer than it needed to be.  I started up Fantasy Life to fill the 3DS void, and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.  I'm going to need a little more time to formulate an opinion on this one.

Played a little bit of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and so far it has been kind of frustrating.  I know they wanted to show off all of the features that the Vita has to offer, but I really hate all of the shoehorned touch and gyro crap.  I felt like half of my play session last night was using the touch screen for charcoal rubbings or to 'inspect' objects (which really just involves rotating an object repeatedly like a moron until the magical counter reaches 100%).  Even the gunfights were no where near as enjoyable as they are in the PS3 counterparts.  I have a hard time aiming with the Vita control sticks, so my aim was all over the place.  I don't know, I'm only on Chapter 2, so maybe I'll come around to this one once I spend some more time with it.  I love the PS3 Uncharted games, so I'll probably stick it out with this one either way.

Played Link's Awakening a little bit the other day, and finally reached the entrance to dungeon 7.  I'm not sure how I figured all of this out back when I was 7 or 8 years old, because I needed a guide to do it now.  Did I get dumber in the last 20 years?

Also finished Shining Force and the Story mode in Mortal Kombat X.  On the whole, Story mode in MK X was good but not as enjoyable as the one in MK9.  Greatly preferred the story and characters in the last game.  I'm still playing MK X, doing Towers and other things.  I dabbled a little bit with the online a while back, but I probably won't spend much more time with it, if any.

Got a few other things that have been on the back burner for a while that I want to come back to, which include Sleeping Dogs and GTA San Andreas HD.  Also started Kirby's Epic Yarn and Hyrule Warriors in co-op with a friend a few weeks ago, so hopefully we can get together and finish those up soon.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 19, 2015, 04:01:58 PM
Messed up the time that my 48 hour card ended at.
Ended up having to use another one so instead of finishing one faction i'm going to shoot for 2... Maybe  all 3.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 20, 2015, 05:05:48 AM
Been trying to play God of War III, but oh how I hate the QTE's and mash-the-circle-button sequences. I was going to try to balls my way through it, but it really sucks. Almost time to pack up the PS3 anyway.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 20, 2015, 12:00:15 PM
Played some of the DS version of Civilization: Revolution on my lunch break. It's just as addictive as the console versions.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on May 21, 2015, 09:39:37 AM
Been trying to play God of War III, but oh how I hate the QTE's and mash-the-circle-button sequences. I was going to try to balls my way through it, but it really sucks. Almost time to pack up the PS3 anyway.

Lots of people dislike the QTE segments in God of War, but I think it's part of the game's charm.  When I bought the GoW Saga set and snagged all the games, I played through each one in release order, and had a blast over the few weeks it took me to get through all of them.  Of course, the battle with Zeus at the end of the 3rd game drove me batty, because it took me forever to take him down, but overall I quite liked the GoW games.  Don't have Ascension yet, however, need to add that one to my collection...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 21, 2015, 09:45:16 AM
That's fair FRO, it's not like I didn't know what I was signing up for.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on May 21, 2015, 10:56:51 AM
I started playing Axiom Verge... it has stopped me from playing anything else.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 21, 2015, 10:03:09 PM
Was in the wrong thread before...

"Finished Pacific Rim and Worms Revolution.
Probably going to get back into Saints Row now."

Actually ended up finishing the single player achievements in Kane & Lynch (JP) and then played a little Worms 2: Armageddon.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on May 23, 2015, 10:14:37 PM
Now the Witcher 3 has stopped me from playing Axiom Verge. This is getting ridiculous.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 23, 2015, 10:35:07 PM
Laid the smackdown on The Pinball Arcade.
It is a bad pinball fx.
Fewer camera angles, some tables have "floaty" balls, sometimes flippers get stuck, sometimes the ball decides it is going to travel thru a flipper (this one has always been beneficial at least), etc

I don't know if i'll be able to knock out all the Wizard Challenges on the 3 tables i have left
Black Hole - fun table hard challenges
Ripleys Believe it or Not - meh table challenges look easier
Theater of Magic - meh also is the floatiest feeling table. Has at least one hard challenge.

EDIT
Got all Wizard Challenges done on Black Hole.
Played for a bit on the other 2 tables. Think i managed to get one done on each. I think if i put in some effort learning the tables i could consistently pull off the maneuvers needed to get Wizard done on both of them. That being said i'm not sure if i will bother....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 26, 2015, 10:01:03 PM
Did end up going back to Pinball Arcade.
Got all but 2 (which i should get at the same time eventually) of the wizard goals on the Theater of Magic table.
Turns out the 100 mil jackpot was somewhat tough as you had to get your first shot of a specific multiball into a small hole. I managed to juggle the first and second ball over to the left flipper bounce the 3rd ball over the bumper above my right flipper and get it lined up properly. In my case more luck than skill was probably involved.

Final set of wizard goals i need are completing all Illusions and completing the Grand Finale.
Grand Finale is unlocked by starting the specific multiball, spelling THEATRE by taking the left most orbit(off the tip of right flipper), get the clock to midnight with the right most orbit(off the tip of left flipper) and completing all Illusions.

Once that is done i have 90 seconds to perform some task that i can't remember now.... With luck i'll get it done on the first try. I can't imagine putting all this time in and then failing so closely...

I managed to meet all the requirements minus one Illusion on my first ball earlier tonight. Ended up with 2 nearly instadrains after that :'(   After slowly deteriorating from there i decided to give up for the night. Probably give it another go tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on May 27, 2015, 08:54:46 AM
Played a little bit of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on PS3 last night, thinking I wouldn't like it and delete it right away. I actually quite enjoyed my brief time with it and I think I might save it to play with my wife because I think she'd be into it.

Other than that I'm just playing single-serve NDS games. I've hit up Contra 4, Metroid Prime Pinball, Mario Kart, and Lego Batman 2. All fun. I really like Metroid Prime Pinball.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 27, 2015, 09:11:41 AM
Did end up going back to Pinball Arcade.
Got all but 2 (which i should get at the same time eventually) of the wizard goals on the Theater of Magic table.
Turns out the 100 mil jackpot was somewhat tough as you had to get your first shot of a specific multiball into a small hole. I managed to juggle the first and second ball over to the left flipper bounce the 3rd ball over the bumper above my right flipper and get it lined up properly. In my case more luck than skill was probably involved.

Final set of wizard goals i need are completing all Illusions and completing the Grand Finale.
Grand Finale is unlocked by starting the specific multiball, spelling THEATRE by taking the left most orbit(off the tip of right flipper), get the clock to midnight with the right most orbit(off the tip of left flipper) and completing all Illusions.

Once that is done i have 90 seconds to perform some task that i can't remember now.... With luck i'll get it done on the first try. I can't imagine putting all this time in and then failing so closely...

I managed to meet all the requirements minus one Illusion on my first ball earlier tonight. Ended up with 2 nearly instadrains after that :'(   After slowly deteriorating from there i decided to give up for the night. Probably give it another go tomorrow.

I swear I've played Theatre of Magic somewhere, and remember that 90s being a pain.

Playing LOTS of Lara Croft: Relic Run. Working with the other person that's far ahead to try to figure out the rest of the achievements that have yet to be unlocked. We still haven't figured out where the 6th curse is supposed to come from.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on May 27, 2015, 10:49:37 AM
More Witcher 3. The game is rough around the edges but a great game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on May 27, 2015, 05:13:00 PM
I've never been a FPS kind of guy, outside of classics like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom I & II, and Duke Nukem 3D.  However, the last couple days I've been enjoying Medal of Honor: European Assault.  I started playing on Monday because of Memorial Day.  Both of my grandfathers served in WW2, and since one of them was a machine gunner on the front lines, similar to the campaigns in this game, it made me appreciate the military and what he had to do during wartime even more.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 27, 2015, 05:47:26 PM
Did end up going back to Pinball Arcade.
Got all but 2 (which i should get at the same time eventually) of the wizard goals on the Theater of Magic table.
Turns out the 100 mil jackpot was somewhat tough as you had to get your first shot of a specific multiball into a small hole. I managed to juggle the first and second ball over to the left flipper bounce the 3rd ball over the bumper above my right flipper and get it lined up properly. In my case more luck than skill was probably involved.

Final set of wizard goals i need are completing all Illusions and completing the Grand Finale.
Grand Finale is unlocked by starting the specific multiball, spelling THEATRE by taking the left most orbit(off the tip of right flipper), get the clock to midnight with the right most orbit(off the tip of left flipper) and completing all Illusions.

Once that is done i have 90 seconds to perform some task that i can't remember now.... With luck i'll get it done on the first try. I can't imagine putting all this time in and then failing so closely...

I managed to meet all the requirements minus one Illusion on my first ball earlier tonight. Ended up with 2 nearly instadrains after that :'(   After slowly deteriorating from there i decided to give up for the night. Probably give it another go tomorrow.

I swear I've played Theatre of Magic somewhere, and remember that 90s being a pain.

Playing LOTS of Lara Croft: Relic Run. Working with the other person that's far ahead to try to figure out the rest of the achievements that have yet to be unlocked. We still haven't figured out where the 6th curse is supposed to come from.

That reminds me.

Defiance hard / long grind / guide required??
All three?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on May 27, 2015, 06:01:53 PM
I forget to post here. Probably too busy actually playing. I beat NG+ on Dark Souls II the other day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LNIM5GtaIQ

I'm finishing up the DLC again now, and then on to NG++!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 27, 2015, 10:16:09 PM
Did end up going back to Pinball Arcade.
Got all but 2 (which i should get at the same time eventually) of the wizard goals on the Theater of Magic table.
Turns out the 100 mil jackpot was somewhat tough as you had to get your first shot of a specific multiball into a small hole. I managed to juggle the first and second ball over to the left flipper bounce the 3rd ball over the bumper above my right flipper and get it lined up properly. In my case more luck than skill was probably involved.

Final set of wizard goals i need are completing all Illusions and completing the Grand Finale.
Grand Finale is unlocked by starting the specific multiball, spelling THEATRE by taking the left most orbit(off the tip of right flipper), get the clock to midnight with the right most orbit(off the tip of left flipper) and completing all Illusions.

Once that is done i have 90 seconds to perform some task that i can't remember now.... With luck i'll get it done on the first try. I can't imagine putting all this time in and then failing so closely...

I managed to meet all the requirements minus one Illusion on my first ball earlier tonight. Ended up with 2 nearly instadrains after that :'(   After slowly deteriorating from there i decided to give up for the night. Probably give it another go tomorrow.

I swear I've played Theatre of Magic somewhere, and remember that 90s being a pain.

Playing LOTS of Lara Croft: Relic Run. Working with the other person that's far ahead to try to figure out the rest of the achievements that have yet to be unlocked. We still haven't figured out where the 6th curse is supposed to come from.

6th curse is MIA also got a buttload of Ankhs that disappeared also ran into some other atrocious glitch but can't remember it now.
All the glitches in games are just blurring together now....

On the plus side it seems lik i've gotten all the harder stuff done. Just the grind and 1500 no slide :D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 27, 2015, 11:36:08 PM
Defiance is just long grind - no guide required.
I've almost done the 2nd boss without any ankhs, since I don't have any from the drops. 1500 slide I've died quite a few times just before unlocking, and had no ankhs.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shoboni on May 28, 2015, 07:41:42 PM
Completed Arkham Asylum, got all the Riddler Challenges, looked at the secret room, and unlocked that final "secret" profile for The Spirit of Arkham's current host.
That was fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 29, 2015, 03:39:16 PM
More Sanctum 2.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 29, 2015, 11:01:50 PM
Had my little brother over last weekend and we had been looking for Goof Troop for a while now to co-op. Even though we didn't start playing until 2 a.m. and we were both pretty drunk by then, we pretty much destroyed it. I wonder how short it would have been without the alcohol. One thing I do know is that it wouldn't have been as fun. ha ha

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m232/Scott_Breaze/WP_20150522_001_zps4vpto6qm.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 31, 2015, 07:30:30 PM
Plowed thru some more Sanctum 2. Unfortunately it was all the easy stuff... Still a huge struggle ahead when the Feats of Strength get turned on...

Finally got back to Saints Row. For a little bit anyways. Tagged a little more than half of the locations. Accidentally gabbed some of the CDs along the way which sucks since i'm sure when i get around to doing them i won't remember what i grabbed and what i didn't.

And Monsters GO and Lara Croft: Relic Run both of which are just grinds left. :-/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on June 01, 2015, 09:38:50 AM
I have a ton of games that I've started over the past few months that I keep neglecting and want to come back to, but I've been busier than usual lately.  Pretty much all I've been playing lately is Uncharted: Golden Abyss on the Vita and Diablo III on PS4.  Uncharted took some time to grow on me, but I'm enjoying it quite a bit now.  I'm having a lot of fun with Diablo III, mostly playing in co-op with 1 or 2 of my friends (depending on our schedules), but also soloing sometimes.

I need to get my NES hooked back up so I can get started on the Mega Man community playthrough.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on June 01, 2015, 03:06:47 PM
Playing Settlers of Catan on my Iphone a lot.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on June 01, 2015, 03:44:03 PM
Having 100%'d LEGO Batman 3, I hope that game isn't a sign of things to come. The story was short and pointless, containing less than 40% of the game. The rest was all search and find missions on large planets with no map and way too many races. I've already got LEGO Jurassic World pre-ordered, so we'll see where this goes, but if it's just jammed with races an "Oi, I need this item, go find it!" crap, it might be my last LEGO game.

Also, Contrast is a horrible, glitchy game and I hate it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 01, 2015, 05:54:35 PM
Contrast on what platform?

I played it on 360 most people raved about how amazing it was i had the same feeling.
I don't remember anything about the story (i think it was something like abusive father, child escapes thru fantasy?) and it had some cool mechanics but was ruined by a seemingly endless number of game breaking glitches.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on June 05, 2015, 11:32:04 AM
so much Rust this week, all the new changes are awesome.

(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/530643545655512840/66EB897D77A40198C9D52ACD3D625A6672D1975E/)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Seno on June 18, 2015, 06:08:14 PM
Gunpoint (PC) - Cool 2d platform/stealth/puzzle game that reminds me of Bonanza Bros.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on June 19, 2015, 10:29:04 AM
Grabbed Lego Jurassic World from the library for the X1. I've heard good things and can't wait to try it.

I like what I've played of Resident Evil Revelations 2. More couch CO-OP please.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on June 20, 2015, 11:47:21 AM
Been playing Witcher III, with all my free time. Love the boobies in this game!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on June 20, 2015, 09:37:50 PM
Been playing Alpha Sapphire in my spare time.

Also, I got to demo super mario maker at Best Buy today, I'm sold on it based on the stages the developers built themselves for the demo, it was so much fun playing a couple of them but also watching others play them. Limitless possibilities with the level of customization they showed off.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on June 22, 2015, 11:14:58 AM
New DLC characters on Smash Bros got me playing a bit of Smash again. Finally finished up the last challenge I had to do in the game!

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3805/19060982791_2dd302fe35_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v3mw7k)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 22, 2015, 01:06:03 PM
Damn, impressive.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on June 24, 2015, 07:53:12 AM
@Crabby: Congrats!

Lego Jurassic World is one of the best TT Lego games I've played. 

Spoiler (hover to show)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 04, 2015, 05:06:13 PM
After years of procrastination, I finally decided to play through Zelda's Adventure on CD-i...on real hardware no less. :) SirPsycho provided me a Let's Play/Walkthrough years ago, and I'll be making use of it.

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/DarkTheThief/CAM00136_zpsy5kmtelv.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/DarkTheThief/CAM00135_zpsuag5iucp.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on July 04, 2015, 05:16:54 PM
After years of procrastination, I finally decided to play through Zelda's Adventure on CD-i...on real hardware no less. :) SirPsycho provided me a Let's Play/Walkthrough years ago, and I'll be making use of it.

masochist

Spoiler (hover to show)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 04, 2015, 05:24:02 PM
After years of procrastination, I finally decided to play through Zelda's Adventure on CD-i...on real hardware no less. :) SirPsycho provided me a Let's Play/Walkthrough years ago, and I'll be making use of it.

masochist

Spoiler (hover to show)

It really isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Granted, it's not nearly as good as the original LoZ or Link to the Past, but it's not that bad either. "Average" would be a good word to describe it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on July 06, 2015, 12:56:50 AM
been play-testing a bunch of PS3 games that have sat on my shelf for years without being touched, trying to decide which are keepers and which can go. i remember trying Lost Planet once very quickly years ago and thinking it was terrible, that the controls sucked and the camera was wonky. now i tried it and tweaked one or two settings and it was perfect and a blast to play, i feel stupid now about the animosity i've felt towards the series all these years.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on July 06, 2015, 11:41:57 AM
been play-testing a bunch of PS3 games that have sat on my shelf for years without being touched, trying to decide which are keepers and which can go. i remember trying Lost Planet once very quickly years ago and thinking it was terrible, that the controls sucked and the camera was wonky. now i tried it and tweaked one or two settings and it was perfect and a blast to play, i feel stupid now about the animosity i've felt towards the series all these years.

I remember trying to play Lost Planet (and its sequel), and thought they were both pretty bad.  Maybe I should give them another shot....

As for me, I've also been trying to clear my shelves of some games.  Pulled a few PS4 games off my shelf that I intend to sell (technically they've already been sold), but wanted to play through a couple of them before getting rid of them.  The first of which being Murdered: Soul Suspect, which I finished over the weekend.  I know this game got pretty bad reviews, but I still enjoyed it.  The other game which I still need to finish is Call of Duty: Ghosts.  From what I hear, this game has very mixed reviews, but I'm about half way through the campaign and am enjoying it.  Although, this is the first CoD game I've played since the first Modern Warfare (other than World at War, which was a co-op experience), so maybe I haven't worn out the series yet like many other people have.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on July 06, 2015, 05:29:13 PM
Have since gotten a new Vita, finished Murisaki Baby, started Stranger's Wrath and am nearing completion of Sound Shapes.
LEGO Jurassic World is ok, but the current version is one of the glitchiest LEGO games I've ever played.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: blcklblskt on July 10, 2015, 07:47:42 AM
I've been playing through Batman: Arkham Knight. The game looks gorgeous, especially while standing on a rooftop and staring at the city. I'm almost done with the main story now, and I'm about 50 or so riddler trophies away from completion.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on July 15, 2015, 04:33:11 PM
Finished off Grim Fandango Remastered finally. Very really good all the way through.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 20, 2015, 09:44:22 PM
Working my way thru Civ Rev on 360

Technological victory on Deity is eluding me...

EDIT
NAILED IT!
Took too damn long... Past my bed time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on July 22, 2015, 06:44:38 PM
Working my way thru Civ Rev on 360

Technological victory on Deity is eluding me...

EDIT
NAILED IT!
Took too damn long... Past my bed time.

Always love seeing people checking this game out. I've mentioned it before but I've lost entire weekends of my life to this game, and recently cruised through about a dozen completions on the DS version (which is a surprisingly good conversion).

(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/60184617.jpg)

I've been playing Tales of Graces f when I have time. When all else fails, when I can't choose what to play next, I just grab a Tales game and it's like mama's home cooking. I was in the mood for an easy one too and boy...

(http://lparchive.org/Tales-of-Graces-f/Update%2001/58-1B48.jpg)

See at the bottom where it says "Next: Head to the Manor?" At any time you can hit L1 and the game reminds you, in case you have a thirty second attention span such as I do, what your dumbass is supposed to do next. I'm still in the prologue where the main characters are children, which a lot of people didn't like, but I'm digging it just fine. Tales games kick ass.

 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on July 24, 2015, 11:54:19 AM
I've been playing Arkham Knight off and on for the past month (since it released).  I like it quite a bit, just haven't had a whole lot of time to invest into it yet.

I played and finished Spec Ops: The Line about a week ago, but I'm going to have to play through it again since I'm pretty hazy on some of the story details.  Fortunately the game is short, so that won't take long.

I also just started Ocarina of Time 3D and have finished the first dungeon.  I haven't played this game since it first came out, so I remember practically nothing about it.  So far, it is just as good as I remember.  A friend of mine finished the game pretty recently and was telling me about a lot of annoying/frustrating things about it, and he came away with a pretty unfavorable opinion of the game, so I'm curious to see if I end up feeling the same way when it's over.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 24, 2015, 12:07:47 PM
Started J Stars Victory Vs and it's not terrible but not great. I rented this one and probably won't put a lot of time in to it.

I'm continuing my playthrough of Phantasy Star 2. A grinding we will go.....

I started playing Dying Light again and I'm enjoying it so far but I'm not sure how long it can hold my attention.

I played through the demo of Tembo the Elephant and I like it but not enough to spend $15 on it. Once the price hits around $5.00 I'll pick it up.... I also purchased Castle in the Darkness recently and honestly it looks like the better game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 24, 2015, 10:29:43 PM
Working my way thru Civ Rev on 360

Technological victory on Deity is eluding me...

EDIT
NAILED IT!
Took too damn long... Past my bed time.

Always love seeing people checking this game out. I've mentioned it before but I've lost entire weekends of my life to this game, and recently cruised through about a dozen completions on the DS version (which is a surprisingly good conversion).

I plowed through it on the phone quite some time ago (also was good there).
I told my brother i would have it finished before the week was out despite having almost no time to play. Since i knocked out all the hard things i MIGHT be able to do so. I think all i have left is getting a win with all civs. Already have 6/16(?) of them done.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 30, 2015, 06:22:55 PM
It took me all week to finish a single game of CIv rev. I kept falling asleep. Apparently 1 turn before winning i hit a button sequence and canceled building the World Bank to win.
On the plus side i got a few more of the special historical people i needed...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 01, 2015, 01:42:53 AM
Played Smash Bros on Wii U for the first time. Bowser is WAY better than he was when i last played Smash!
My usual bunch was Bowser, Donkey Kong, Dr Mario, Marth. I managed to kick ass tonight with Bowser pretty consistently in 3-8 player matches. I think if it was 1v1s it would have been a different story though.

Also played BroForce. Tons of fun in co-op. Worth checking out for the Steam people. It is still in Beta.

And a little Mario Kart 8 Wii U. I was able to consistently take 4,5,6 place lol I was surprised at how much depth there was with the customizations actually effecting the vehicles stats.

EDIT
Oh yeah. I should clear Bejeweled 2 Endless level 280 in the very near future!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 01, 2015, 11:51:41 AM
@Izret101: Have your tried the Expendables version of Broforce? It should still be free on steam.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 01, 2015, 12:57:52 PM
I believe we also played that... Not 100% sure tho as we never loaded into a different game. If it was just an expansion then yes we did.

We cleared thru nearly all available levels. Around 130AM we called it quits with a final set of stages left.
Super frantic fun game.


Firing up my One for the first time. After updating whatever needs to be updated going to play something trashy on there no doubt.
I can't wait to see how much space all the games i already "own" take up when it is all dloaded.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 06, 2015, 02:21:56 PM
Finished Diablo on the Xone. The game was easy near the end due to some overpowered weapon drops.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 13, 2015, 11:06:32 PM
Hmmm if/when i get Diablo i might have to hit you up for some gear :P


Been playing One lately.

Finished:
Quiplash
Boggle
Scrabble

Also gave some time to:
Project Spark
Forza Presents Fast and Furious - working on now
So Many Me - seems like a decent platform/puzzle style game
Threes! - Super addictive... Learning curve to master it seems super high though so not sure if i'll ever finish it.
Jackbox Party Pack - Finished everything except You Don't Know Jack. About halfway done with that.
Worms Battlegrounds
World of Tanks - still really enjoy this game. Gave arties a try and either they have been better balanced or i was just using better ones that didn't exist before.
Happy Wars
Pinball FX2
Airmech Arena
Spectra
other stuff.....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on August 13, 2015, 11:33:45 PM
Been busy for some time playing the PS3 version of Dark Souls. Not sure if I'll go for all trophies, but it may not be too much effort to complete it. Just a couple areas left to clear on this playthrough.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 14, 2015, 12:00:35 PM
After my previous find of Guitar Hero 3 for PC, I bought several of the games for 360 from GameStop: Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, and GH: Warriors of Rock, as well as GH: Aerosmith from a different Goodwill. I think it goes without saying that I enjoy these games. I need more Guitar Controllers for 360 though. If anyone is looking to get rid of some, PM me. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 14, 2015, 12:11:49 PM
After dealing with a sinus infection for the past couple days I finally was well enough to play some games.

Rare Replay - Great presentation and selection of games but what is up with that installer? The game itself installs last as the 360 games have to install first.

Odallus the Dark Call - Duke needs to play this game. I like Axiom Verge better but this game pulls off a good Metroidvania with a little bit of Demon's Crest.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/319480/

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/odallus/odallus.htm


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on August 14, 2015, 12:30:46 PM
After dealing with a sinus infection for the past couple days I finally was well enough to play some games.

Rare Replay - Great presentation and selection of games but what is up with that installer? The game itself installs last as the 360 games have to install first.

Odallus the Dark Call - Duke needs to play this game. I like Axiom Verge better but this game pulls off a good Metroidvania with a little bit of Demon's Crest.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/319480/

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/odallus/odallus.htm


Odallus looks bad ass!  Only on PC?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 14, 2015, 12:35:30 PM
@Shaggy: As far as I know yes. I hope they port it to consoles.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on August 14, 2015, 11:04:54 PM
Been playing the hell out of Hearthstone


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 14, 2015, 11:51:20 PM
Last hurrah for my cousin before he heads back to Japan
Played
Quiplash - Steam
Drawful - Steam

Back home and on the One until i pass out.
Forza presents F&F is back on the menu.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 16, 2015, 01:44:04 PM
Finally opened up my birthday present from April...
Mortal Kombat X!

I'm not sure how i feel about it yet.
About halfway thru and story is still interesting.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 17, 2015, 01:46:04 PM
I'm still playing through my Guitar Hero Games, as well as Band Hero and Rock Band 1. I still can't do anything higher than Easy on Guitar, and I can only do Beginner on Drums and Vocals.

EDIT:

Finally opened up my birthday present from April...
Mortal Kombat X!

I'm not sure how i feel about it yet.
About halfway thru and story is still interesting.

That's a pretty fun game. Me and a friend beat it a while back. I still prefer Killer Instinct though. :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 18, 2015, 01:06:51 AM
Having finished the story i am still not quite sure how i feel about the direction it took.
I stuck thru the credits tho and enjoyed the little Marvel style surprise though.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 19, 2015, 12:52:19 PM
Last night, while streaming on Twitch, I started a game of Super Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong Country's JP Counterpart) just for fun, ended up finishing the whole thing during the Stream. It was my best run ever for that game I think.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 20, 2015, 02:40:08 PM
Batman Return of the Joker NES - Amazing that this game started off as a tech demo for the Sun FME-7 chip.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on August 20, 2015, 02:51:18 PM
I finished Batman: Arkham Knight a few days ago.  I really wanted to get 100% in that game so I could get the 'true' ending, but I'm not hunting down 250 Riddler trophies.  I don't know why they felt the need to put that many in the game, and then make it a requirement for the best ending.  It's just superfluous padding for the sake of padding.

I was playing Race The Sun and really enjoying it, but I hit the max level (25) and can't progress anymore, so I don't feel compelled to keep playing it.

I started Monstania, a Super Famicom RPG that never made it to North America.  It's interesting, but not very good I'm afraid.  I'll finish it since it's supposed to only be a few hours long, but there are way better offerings on the SNES and SFC.

And I played about an hour of Deadpool a couple of days ago.  It's probably the best PS2/Xbox action game we never got.  It's a shame that it didn't come out until PS3/X360.  Gameplay-wise, it feels extremely dated.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Gamer4Lyfe on August 20, 2015, 03:00:47 PM
@Redd - I followed you on twitch.tv I also stream, feel free to watch my streams if you can


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 20, 2015, 05:04:53 PM
@Redd - I followed you on twitch.tv I also stream, feel free to watch my streams if you can

I'll follow you too. Thanks! :D

Also, sorry if you got a lot of E-Mails today saying I'm going live on and off. I've been testing a new setup all day long. :/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on August 21, 2015, 02:56:25 PM
(http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/imagefeed/featured/Harebrained-Schemes/shadowrun/Hong-Kong/ShadowrunHKAnn-610.jpg)

Harebrained does not disappoint, easily one of the best devs that's been using Kickstarter.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on August 21, 2015, 07:29:35 PM
I finished up Dark Souls on PS3 last night.
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/C4EBF2FC-4475-4633-A7A7-8FC43A284DE2_zps1u9nb6ys.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/C4EBF2FC-4475-4633-A7A7-8FC43A284DE2_zps1u9nb6ys.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 22, 2015, 02:21:43 AM
Mostly:
Beach Buggy Racing - Fun, surprisingly challenging, much better game than i was expecting.
MKX - almost done with all the offline stuff. Not ready to head online and get annihilated.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch - Review in the works.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on August 22, 2015, 12:21:02 PM
More Hong Kong.

(http://i.imgur.com/dHa7RO2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on August 22, 2015, 02:47:04 PM
About halfway through Spec-Ops: The Line. Hoping to finish it before tomorrow afternoon when Steven and I will be recording our PlayCast segment on it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on August 22, 2015, 08:06:29 PM
Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition is a great game and I'm reminded of it every time I play it. But the areas added specifically for this version are for the birds.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 23, 2015, 01:38:40 AM
Started the online in MKX
Project Spark - ugh
Beach Buggy Racing
Octodad


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 23, 2015, 12:10:47 PM
Destiny
Real Racing 2 (WP)
Glow Artisan (WP)

...level 33, still have never played a single Raid in Destiny.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on August 23, 2015, 06:13:26 PM
Been playing a lot (A LOT) of Sword Master for the NES.  I've really been enjoying it since I noodled out some of its secrets.

On a hardware note, I figured out how to split the composite video out signal from my NES with the parts I had on hand, so I've been playing Sword Master, one of the finest looking NES games, on a color TV and a B&W TV simultaneously.  It's been very interesting, especially as retro game video fidelity is all the rage to talk/think about these days.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on August 23, 2015, 06:52:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sfXewef.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfGpVcdqeS0


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Necrosaro on August 27, 2015, 05:03:02 PM
Finally beat Omega Quintet, my first JRPG for the PS4 console. Pretty average fare. At least the soundtrack's pretty good.

I really have fallen out of favor with DRPGs. I used to play those all the time, and nowadays I can't stand them. Weird.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on August 28, 2015, 02:18:05 PM
getting into Animal Crossing New Leaf, it's a lot of fun. doesn't feel significantly different than the original but it has many improvements to existing features that make it play much better than the first (i haven't tried the others in between).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 28, 2015, 02:41:17 PM
I finished up Dark Souls on PS3 last night.
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/C4EBF2FC-4475-4633-A7A7-8FC43A284DE2_zps1u9nb6ys.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/C4EBF2FC-4475-4633-A7A7-8FC43A284DE2_zps1u9nb6ys.jpg.html)

I just killed the last of the 4 Major Bosses on Dark Souls 2's New Game Plus mode. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 30, 2015, 07:22:07 AM
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (360) - Been playing coop w/ my 3yr old.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 31, 2015, 01:02:00 PM
Madden 16 X1: I haven't had a chance to try any of the new features yet but it seems like a solid entry. The Origin authentication message of "Do you trust this Xbox?" was odd.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 02, 2015, 11:25:22 AM
I finished Until Dawn last night.  Awesome game.  I'm definitely going to start another playthrough soon so I can see some of the other ways that the story can play out.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 02, 2015, 09:51:04 PM
I finished Until Dawn last night.  Awesome game.  I'm definitely going to start another playthrough soon so I can see some of the other ways that the story can play out.

That games looks like something I would love. Definitely on my list when I get a PS4.

So I finished Tales of Graces f on Monday, and started Metal Gear Solid yesterday and finished it this morning.

I started both Panzer Dragoon Orta and Total Overdose today. I plan to finish Orta first then go back and finish Total Overdose.

Man, a person can get a lot of gaming in when he's unemployed on sabbatical.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 04, 2015, 06:39:40 PM
Sonic the Fighters (XBLA) - Been taking Amy for a spin.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 04, 2015, 09:59:04 PM
Started Metal Gear V.... That intro....  very odd.... so far this game is amazing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: UNFORGIVINGPAIN on September 04, 2015, 11:06:20 PM
I also started MGS V this week. I agree that intro was very odd and unique. The game is amazing. I got about three hours in today before switching gears to MGS on PS1 as part of this months community playthrough. Once I got a handle of the controls I'm all good. These two games are very different, but they are both amazing in different ways.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on September 05, 2015, 08:48:08 AM
Finished NG+ and all achievements last night. :D
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/58AD598A-D229-4AFA-B527-F941BE7D2C68_zpstjnvifff.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/58AD598A-D229-4AFA-B527-F941BE7D2C68_zpstjnvifff.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 05, 2015, 01:32:28 PM
Started Metal Gear V.... That intro....  very odd.... so far this game is amazing.

I also started MGS V this week. I agree that intro was very odd and unique. The game is amazing. I got about three hours in today before switching gears to MGS on PS1 as part of this months community playthrough. Once I got a handle of the controls I'm all good. These two games are very different, but they are both amazing in different ways.

I started MGSV this morning at about 4:30am and didn't stop until I realized it was past noon. As soon as I put some calories in my body it's right back to it.

The game is freaking Godly.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on September 05, 2015, 02:11:03 PM
While everybody else is knee deep in MGS V I'm playing a spiritual successor to Syndicate.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on September 06, 2015, 01:51:57 PM
Finished NG+ and all achievements last night. :D
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/58AD598A-D229-4AFA-B527-F941BE7D2C68_zpstjnvifff.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/58AD598A-D229-4AFA-B527-F941BE7D2C68_zpstjnvifff.jpg.html)

Wow, that is amazing. Congrats on this, I think I still need 3 or 4, and they are some of the harder ones. Can't seem to get the all weapons one, not sure what I am missing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on September 06, 2015, 03:28:16 PM
Wow, that is amazing. Congrats on this, I think I still need 3 or 4, and they are some of the harder ones. Can't seem to get the all weapons one, not sure what I am missing.

There is a list on TrueAchievements. It's mostly weapons that require special materials to upgrade like Demon Titanite, Twinkling Titanite, and Dragon Scales. There are a few rarer drops in there, and all of the tail weapons. Also all the boss soul weapons. Takes 2.5 playthroughs to get them all.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Seno on September 06, 2015, 05:08:36 PM
Be while since posted here haven't been in the mood gaming much lately, Anyway just started Divinty 2 (PC) which seems pretty solid so far but it does looks a bit dated and been beta tesing Sol Trader (PC).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on September 06, 2015, 10:10:27 PM
played a few hours of Battlefield 3 with a friend, first time i've played it in months and it felt great to try it again. also played some Army of Two for 360, that seems like a ton of fun, gotta try the co-op on it when i get a chance.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 07, 2015, 08:52:03 AM
Virtua Fighter 2 (XBLA) - Kicking some ass with Dural.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 07, 2015, 12:54:58 PM
Nothing but MGSV. It is impossible to put down.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 10, 2015, 10:51:24 AM
More MGSV. Rocket Punch!

I grabbed Mad Max at the library. I'm hoping to try it this weekend.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 10, 2015, 01:17:54 PM
Deadman's Cross (Vita) - Square Enix is shutting down the servers at the end of the month, so I thought I would check out this F2P game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 10, 2015, 10:02:03 PM
Finished Whispering Willows tonight.
I didn't pay much attention to the story to be honest but what i caught of it was pretty dark.

Short game probably 3-4 hours for full experience 1ish to power thru ASAP.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 12, 2015, 11:28:29 AM
Castle Crashers Remastered

Free for a limited time if you bought it on the 360.
Also the 360 version got an update so you can upload your progress to the One ;)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 12, 2015, 09:19:31 PM
Been playing a lot of Resident Evil 4 HD.  I played RE4 when it first came out and loved it, but any attempts over the years to replay it have not gone well.  I think the somewhat dated control scheme takes a bit of getting used to, but I finally got past that barrier and am having a hard time putting the game down.

I'm also playing a little bit of Ocarina of Time 3D here and there.  Just finished the Forest Temple.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 14, 2015, 08:50:07 AM
Mad Max X1: It's a decent game but it's nothing memorable. If you see it for $20 or below pick it up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 14, 2015, 08:59:04 AM
Castle Crashers Remastered

Free for a limited time if you bought it on the 360.
Also the 360 version got an update so you can upload your progress to the One ;)

Oh, that's how everyone's doing it so quickly...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 14, 2015, 02:28:42 PM
Yea then you just need to replay the levels requited for the achievements.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 15, 2015, 08:52:27 AM
MGSV though it's getting sadistically difficult. Almost 80 hours in, no end in sight.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on September 16, 2015, 03:01:37 AM
MGSV though it's getting sadistically difficult. Almost 80 hours in, no end in sight.

holy crap, 80 hours? i had no idea metal gear games ever got that long.

i just spent 2 hours in the Pit of 100 Trials from Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door. made it to level 91 before finally losing, so close! i'm pissed but at the same time satisfied, i know what to expect and i'm sure i could make it to the end soon. a few more levels higher and i should be good to go.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 16, 2015, 07:56:09 AM
Fighting Vipers (XBLA) - Candy is an awesome fighter!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 17, 2015, 01:36:14 PM
Mad Max X1: I've upgraded just about everything to max level right now. If you see it for cheap $20 or less pick it up.

NHL 16 X1: I didn't like last years but I'll give this years game another shot.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on September 17, 2015, 01:50:21 PM
finished the main story in Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door! great game, a must-play for any RPG fans with a gamecube. the gameplay can get a bit repetitive but it's still a lot of fun. i'm going to go back and attempt The Pit of 100 Trials again, and i may try to finish off all the "troubles" side-quests.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 17, 2015, 11:05:34 PM
I finished Resident Evil 4 the other day.  Most games, no matter how good they are, I'm usually just playing them to complete them.  RE4 is one of the few games that I actually don't want to end because of how good it is, which is high praise considering that it's a 15-20 hour game.  I felt the same way when I first played it 10 years ago.  I seriously think it's one of the best games ever made.

So now I felt like changing it up and playing something different, so I started Koudelka on the PSX.  It's an odd mix of survival horror style exploration and turn-based RPG battles with random encounters.  In theory, it seems like taking a gameplay style that forces you to explore the environment with a fine-tooth comb and mixing it with random encounters would be a bad idea, and it probably is.  However, I'm about an hour into the game and am enjoying it so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 18, 2015, 09:18:09 AM
Dash of Destruction (XBLA) - My daughter chasing me as the T-Rex, lots of fun when catches me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 18, 2015, 09:31:12 AM
holy crap, 80 hours? i had no idea metal gear games ever got that long.

They typically didn't until Peace Walker came out.

Anyway I finished the main story a few days ago. Didn't much care for the ending, honestly. Still can't put it down though. I'm well over 100 hours now. That's rarefied air right there, the only other game I can think of off-hand where I hit triple digit hours is Persona 3.

I finished Resident Evil 4 the other day.  Most games, no matter how good they are, I'm usually just playing them to complete them.  RE4 is one of the few games that I actually don't want to end because of how good it is, which is high praise considering that it's a 15-20 hour game.  I felt the same way when I first played it 10 years ago.  I seriously think it's one of the best games ever made.

So now I felt like changing it up and playing something different, so I started Koudelka on the PSX.  It's an odd mix of survival horror style exploration and turn-based RPG battles with random encounters.  In theory, it seems like taking a gameplay style that forces you to explore the environment with a fine-tooth comb and mixing it with random encounters would be a bad idea, and it probably is.  However, I'm about an hour into the game and am enjoying it so far.

Dude, to be honest I kind of wish we'd done RE4 for the playthrough. That game seriously is a GOAT.

Also, always wanted to play Koudelka, have yet to get my hands on a copy, though I believe it is on PSN.

I understand the Shadow Hearts series is kind of a spiritual successor to Koudelka, and the first Shadow Hearts game was phenomenal.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on September 18, 2015, 12:48:02 PM
holy crap, 80 hours? i had no idea metal gear games ever got that long.

They typically didn't until Peace Walker came out.

Anyway I finished the main story a few days ago. Didn't much care for the ending, honestly. Still can't put it down though. I'm well over 100 hours now. That's rarefied air right there, the only other game I can think of off-hand where I hit triple digit hours is Persona 3.

I was wondering what you would think about the ending, I heard bad things about it. Haven't seen it myself and don't want spoilers though, just wondering if it soured your experience very much but it must not have if you kept playing beyond it.

As for myself, I finally got around to play-testing at least 10 - 20 minutes of all the new games I picked up in the last small scores thread post I made. Really happy with all of them, except I'm a little unsure of Zack & Wiki. It seems like a good game but it feels targeted to a very young audience which can get a little annoying. I would have to play longer to decide how I really feel about it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 18, 2015, 02:52:17 PM
I finished Resident Evil 4 the other day.  Most games, no matter how good they are, I'm usually just playing them to complete them.  RE4 is one of the few games that I actually don't want to end because of how good it is, which is high praise considering that it's a 15-20 hour game.  I felt the same way when I first played it 10 years ago.  I seriously think it's one of the best games ever made.

So now I felt like changing it up and playing something different, so I started Koudelka on the PSX.  It's an odd mix of survival horror style exploration and turn-based RPG battles with random encounters.  In theory, it seems like taking a gameplay style that forces you to explore the environment with a fine-tooth comb and mixing it with random encounters would be a bad idea, and it probably is.  However, I'm about an hour into the game and am enjoying it so far.

Dude, to be honest I kind of wish we'd done RE4 for the playthrough. That game seriously is a GOAT.

Also, always wanted to play Koudelka, have yet to get my hands on a copy, though I believe it is on PSN.

I understand the Shadow Hearts series is kind of a spiritual successor to Koudelka, and the first Shadow Hearts game was phenomenal.

Haha, too late now I guess.  We'll have to bust out RE4 one month for a playthrough.

Yeah, I've heard that there's some relationship between Koudelka and the Shadow Hearts series.  I've wanted to play Shadow Hearts for a long time since it's supposed to be amazing, but have always put it off so I could play Koudelka first.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on September 20, 2015, 12:47:12 PM
Got through the first play through of Dragons Crown attempting the second play through now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 20, 2015, 08:40:31 PM
I'm now pushing MGSV to it's limits. It's a completely different game now.

Having beaten the main story, the stakes are much lower. I'm basically just grinding for good soldiers to level up my base to develop whacky crap like the infinity bandana to play with so I can really break the game. As it stands I'm running around with the speakers on terrorizing the guards every damn where taking down camps so fast I actually sometimes have trouble finding the poor fools that Quiet has tranq'ed so quick (hence I make a lot of noise to draw them to me first). Just fun, fun, fun.

I do realize it's going to be time to move on with my life soon, so I started playing Mimana on PSP. Nice little JRPG. The battle system is a poor man's Tales hack and slash, everything else is by the numbers, but I'm enjoying it a lot. As Mark from CGR put it, the game is quite relaxing.

I was playing Total Overdose on the PS2 before I started MGSV, and I played a little bit of that tonight. I would like to finish it, as I'm more than halfway through it, but it's not that great of a game and there are a bunch of other things I want to play. I dunno.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 21, 2015, 08:09:43 AM
Dark Souls 2 X1: After talking with a certain someone I decided to give this game a try again.

Mad Max X1:  I think this game will show up in a Metal Jesus hidden gems video in a couple years. Buy it if you find it for $25 or less.

NHL 16 X1: I still suck at hockey games but it is a lot better than last years.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on September 21, 2015, 01:53:52 PM
finished the Pit of 100 Trials in Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door! took nearly 3 hours but somehow i managed it without skipping any floors. i think i'll go through the glitzville fights one last time, finish off the Troubles, then call it quits.

also started and made great progress in Conker's Bad Fur Day. it's my first time playing, but i've watched a friend play though it twice already so i know it fairly well. at least it's been long enough since watching it that i don't remember how to do everything and it's still challenging at times. i left off last night at the start of the zombie level.

lastly i've been putting a little time into Animal Crossing New Leaf now and then. working towards getting a golden axe so i can go nuts with a giant Perfect Cherry orchard to fund more house expansions and public works. catching beetles on the tropical island worked well for money but it took so much time i would rather have a steady cherry income, even if there's a 3 day gap between crops.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 21, 2015, 02:08:00 PM
Just finished Total Overdose. I kind of rushed through it because quite frankly there are much better open world GTA clones nowadays. It was silly and fun though. Happy I finished it.

Probably will focus on Mimana for a little while before I start another console game...maybe.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Zagnorch on September 21, 2015, 07:00:08 PM
Betcha can't guess what I'm playin'.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on September 21, 2015, 07:50:51 PM
I just bought Super Mario Maker this last weekend, and am really enjoying the zaniness so far.  If any of you have levels you've designed, I'd love to try them out!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 21, 2015, 11:44:56 PM
I decided Koudelka wasn't really working out, so I put it back on the shelf.  The game isn't very good, but I thought I could stick it out to the end since it started out pretty easy.  Then the difficulty spiked, and I decided that it just wasn't worth it.

So then I just bit the bullet and bought Resident Evil on my PS4 to prepare for the upcoming playthrough.  I've played this game so many times, but it's always a joy for me to play through it again.  I've actually been playing it on my Vita using the PS4's streaming features, and it works surprisingly well.  I've been hesitant to play PS4 games on my Vita in the past because the Vita has fewer buttons than the Dual Shock 4, so I'd imagine most games wouldn't translate very well, but Resident Evil works fine.

I also started up Rule of Rose on PS2.  I've owned this game for about 5 years, and seeing how much it goes for on ebay now, I figured I might as well dust it off and see if it's worth the price tag.  I haven't put much time into it yet, so nothing has really happened in the game, but it does have a nice atmosphere so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 22, 2015, 08:19:12 AM
Interested to hear about Rule of Rose. The copy you gave me is still one of my prized pieces, and I'm always thinking about going for it.

I'm playing No More Heroes. I'm not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand you have that awesome Suda51 stupid arcadey gameplay, but then you have to grind money by doing crappy minigames between levels? I know Duke.Togo is gonna roast me for this but the open world stuff and grinding I could totally do without.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Wempster on September 22, 2015, 01:32:34 PM
I just bought Super Mario Maker this last weekend, and am really enjoying the zaniness so far.  If any of you have levels you've designed, I'd love to try them out!
I've been having lots of fun with this game too.  I'll send you a level but it will be tomorrow as I'm not off work until midnight.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Zagnorch on September 22, 2015, 02:33:26 PM
Hey now.

As you all well know, I'm plowing through Skylanders Superchargers right now. As if the DK and Bowser Amiibos weren't enough, there are other outright ripoffs glowing tributes to the Nintendo empire in this game. Actually, there are tons of tributes/lifts to many notable games in the entire Skylanders series, but that's another discussion for another time.

I'll give ya an example: for one of the air vehicles, it is able to perform a certain... maneuver while engaging in sky combat. Here, I'll give you a hint:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkJvY96i8w
Click the link above to find out. What are you, a pussy? DO IT!!!

BTW I read somewhere that StarFox was originally gonna be one of the Amiibos to appear in Superchargers, but the Nintendo bigwigs were afraid it'd take attention away from the upcoming release of StarFox Zero. Are you kiddin' me?! That woulda been the best promo EVAR! It could have potentially been the first vehicle amiibo that was cross-compatible with StarFox Zero!! Actually, they could've given him TWO: the arwing for air combat, and the landmaster for ground assaults! Ya really dropped the ball on this one, Ninty. But I guess I shouldn't be surprised...

Then there are the racing challenges, which feature rotating cubical item boxes in the middle of the track that contain some real oddball power-ups. Sound familiar? Interestingly enough, one of those power-ups is a temporary invulnerability shield that looks like this:

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111225021340/skylanders/images/6/6d/Sky-iron_shield.png)

Hmmm. You don't suppose-- naaah, couldn't be.

(http://www.swordsswords.com/images/products/detail/Looking_for_Hylian_Shield_Buy_Hyrule_Shield_at_discount_1.jpg)
Errr... then again...

ANYway, I found the vehicular parts of this game a bit frustrating at the outset. But with the gradual acquisition of upgrades picked up throughout the various levels, I've built a pretty decent hod rod... that has yet to place higher than third on any of the race challenges I've run so far. Guess I gotta keep grindin'...

As for the on-foot stuff: pretty much the same-ol' same-ol'. The only new twist are parts of levels that shift your perspective from third-person to top-down third-person or upside-down third-person. Kinda like the galactic adventures of a certain mustachioed midget toilet-jockey...

More details to come for you to completely ignore.


...'Late


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shoboni on September 22, 2015, 03:19:46 PM
I broke down and bought Phantom Pain for $45 and I've been working on that. Love it so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on September 22, 2015, 04:43:42 PM
Interested to hear about Rule of Rose. The copy you gave me is still one of my prized pieces, and I'm always thinking about going for it.

I'm playing No More Heroes. I'm not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand you have that awesome Suda51 stupid arcadey gameplay, but then you have to grind money by doing crappy minigames between levels? I know Duke.Togo is gonna roast me for this but the open world stuff and grinding I could totally do without.

I absolutely love No More Heroes.  Stick it out, and I think by the time you get through to the end, you'll be glad you did.  I actually like the small open-world feel of the 1st game, versus the more restrictive setting of the 2nd game.  I know the battle system is the game's bread and butter, but the other stuff really adds diversity and breaks up the flow.  The 2nd game adds some nice 8-bit styled mini games as challenges to earn the money to do the fights, but unfortunately, they're kind of broken by requiring more precision timing and movement than what the analog sticks allow for, and there's NO OPTION to use the D-pad to control the on-screen character for some of those.  The exterminator sequence is particularly frustrating with analog controls.  So while the 2nd game might have more boss battles and such, for my money, the first NMH game was the more fully realized game with all it had to offer.  I need to go back and play through that again...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on September 22, 2015, 06:45:31 PM
Perhaps it's a bit cliche to say so now, but I'm loving Metal Gear Solid V. I wasn't too fond of the slow start with the hospital and all, but after that, it got really good. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 22, 2015, 08:51:40 PM
@FRO - Thanks for chiming in, I'm getting more comfortable with the game now. I think I just a little off-put because I was looking for a quick pallet cleanser after MGSV and I found myself in another open world game. I'm getting more into now, but...mowing the lawn?

@Shoboni, @Redd - Welcome to MOTHER BASE.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 22, 2015, 10:04:11 PM
PLAGUE INC IS DEVOURING MY LIFE.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shoboni on September 22, 2015, 11:47:38 PM
Interested to hear about Rule of Rose. The copy you gave me is still one of my prized pieces, and I'm always thinking about going for it.

I'm playing No More Heroes. I'm not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand you have that awesome Suda51 stupid arcadey gameplay, but then you have to grind money by doing crappy minigames between levels? I know Duke.Togo is gonna roast me for this but the open world stuff and grinding I could totally do without.

The second game is better about that because the mini-games are not only fun but completely optional, and you'll unlock high-enough paying assassin missions in the first to make the stupid shit like mowing lawns obsolete.

@FRO - Thanks for chiming in, I'm getting more comfortable with the game now. I think I just a little off-put because I was looking for a quick pallet cleanser after MGSV and I found myself in another open world game. I'm getting more into now, but...mowing the lawn?

@Shoboni, @Redd - Welcome to MOTHER BASE.

It feels good to be home


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on September 23, 2015, 02:51:28 PM
Cleaning a whole mess of backlog Famicom games to play during an extended stretch of paid free time later tonight.  Really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on September 24, 2015, 07:23:16 AM
The big winners during my Famicom Paid Free Play were Karateka, Dragon Fighter, and FC Genjin. 

I still can't believe that Karateka is a Famicom game.  The visuals are so unique and dynamic that I get sucked in every time I play.  Also, despite the game being relatively simple, it still has a good sense of challenge in a "How far can I get this time?" way.

Dragon Fighter is a very engaging action platformer.  The best way I can describe it is a game halfway between Shadow of the Ninja and Sword Master.

I love Hudson platformers, but the Bonk/Genjin games usually bedevil me with their difficulty.  However, I hit a groove last night playing FC Genjin that carried me through several levels.  It actually reminded me of a more difficult Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa.  Easily one of the best platformers I've played for the system, lagging only slightly behind the Super Mario games and Kirby's Adventure.

The best part is that if you want to try these games out, they can still be had cheap.  Import away.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 24, 2015, 10:23:54 AM
Tried dabbling in the FOB stuff in MGSV.

After about 115 hours playing the single-player game, I instantly realized how badly I suck at it. Had a chance to defend myself against a live invader and he manhandled me in the most embarrassing ways. I mean, holy crap, I'm not the world's biggest online PVP guy, but I've had my fair share of wins and losses over the years. There's something different about this game though, in that the other player has an opportunity to not only kick your ass but to take your stuff! Wow, I've never felt so demoralized while playing a video game. I had to turn it off and walk around for a few minutes.

Then to make myself feel better I turned the game back on and found an FOB in the lobby that was ridiculously under-secured. Tranq'ed like five D-level guards and walked through the door. First and so far only FOB victory.

I want to keep trying these missions but the emotions involved are legitimately stressful. I'm not kidding.

***

Meanwhile I'm ranked 6th in No More Heroes and the grinding is not too bad any more. The garbage collection mini-game is pretty lucrative and now there are many random kill-streak missions open on the map. I suck at them and fail every one very quickly, but you keep the money you make from the kills in them so it's a quick way to mop up.

Also playing Mimana: Iyar Chronicle on PSP still. Again, kind of a really mediocre Tales ripoff but it's easy and has great voice acting. Also, I had a huge issue with the ridiculously high encounter rate but I read online that you can hold circle to walk and the encounter rate becomes almost zero, making exploration a lot easier. Every time I play my PSP I wish I would play it more often. I love this handheld. 

 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on September 24, 2015, 12:49:25 PM
Been loving me some "choose your path" style horror, with Until Dawn. Sooo good.....If you like that kind of game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on September 24, 2015, 02:51:46 PM
finished Conker's Bad Fur Day! what a great game, i had a lot of fun with it. very challenging at times though.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 24, 2015, 09:15:13 PM
Almost done with No More Heroes (just beat Bad Girl, what a pain in the ass!) and I see I'll be grinding $1.5 million if I want the last sword and the upgrade that gives it infinite charge.

(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/003770772/202762359_1245481184588__large_answer_4_xlarge.jpeg)

This is the essential LOVE/HATE game for me. I'll be so happy when it's over, but in all likelihood I'll forget all the grinding and remember it fondly in about a few months.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 25, 2015, 09:47:59 AM
Alright finished it. True ending and everything. Can't recommend it honestly. I enjoyed Killer is Dead and Lollipop Chainsaw a hell of a lot more without all the bloat that this game has. I noticed my copy of NMH2 is still sealed and it just may stay that way...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 25, 2015, 11:46:47 AM
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (360) - Yet another simple coop game to play with the little one.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on September 25, 2015, 10:47:29 PM
Going to start Eternal Sonata.  Anyone play it?  How good is it?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 25, 2015, 11:55:49 PM
Wrapped up Castle Crashers Remastered finally.

Got a little progress made on getting KOTH respect in Mortal Kombat too.

Overnighting the 100 games played in DOA5 Last Round.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 26, 2015, 07:58:14 AM
After Burner Climax (XBLA) - I want another After Burner, Sega!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 26, 2015, 04:09:20 PM
Going to start Eternal Sonata.  Anyone play it?  How good is it?

Do you like JRPGs?

It's one of my favorite games of all time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on September 26, 2015, 08:19:24 PM
Alright finished it. True ending and everything. Can't recommend it honestly. I enjoyed Killer is Dead and Lollipop Chainsaw a hell of a lot more without all the bloat that this game has. I noticed my copy of NMH2 is still sealed and it just may stay that way...

NMH2 gets rid of the open world stuff, and it moves more smoothly. I liked the story of the first game better, but 2 is fun to play. Plus you finally get to fight Letz Shake.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on September 26, 2015, 09:58:00 PM
Going to start Eternal Sonata.  Anyone play it?  How good is it?

Do you like JRPGs?

It's one of my favorite games of all time.

Why yes I do. :)  Thanks.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on September 26, 2015, 10:39:12 PM
Going to start Eternal Sonata.  Anyone play it?  How good is it?

Do you like JRPGs?

It's one of my favorite games of all time.

Why yes I do. :)  Thanks.

I wouldn't call it one of my favorite games/RPGs, but Eternal Sonata is definitely worth checking out.  I played it way back in 2008 and enjoyed my time with it.

Anyway, I finished my first run in Resident Evil a couple of days ago.  Just started a knife only run with Chris, so we'll see how that goes.  As many times as I have played this game over the years, I've never attempted any kind special/speed runs like this, but the inclusion of PS4 trophies in the HD remaster have goaded me into it.

Speaking of goading me into playing something, I just started Bloodborne because a friend of mine won't stop playing/talking about it.  I never thought it looked all that appealing, but I am definitely enjoying it so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on September 26, 2015, 10:40:39 PM
Going to start Eternal Sonata.  Anyone play it?  How good is it?

Do you like JRPGs?

It's one of my favorite games of all time.

Why yes I do. :)  Thanks.

I wouldn't call it one of my favorite games/RPGs, but Eternal Sonata is definitely worth checking out.  I played it way back in 2008 and enjoyed my time with it.

Anyway, I finished my first run in Resident Evil a couple of days ago.  Just started a knife only run with Chris, so we'll see how that goes.  As many times as I have played this game over the years, I've never attempted any kind special/speed runs like this, but the inclusion of PS4 trophies in the HD remaster have goaded me into it.

Speaking of goading me into playing something, I just started Bloodborne because a friend of mine won't stop playing/talking about it.  I never thought it looked all that appealing, but I am definitely enjoying it so far.

The game has no trophies?!?!?!  :o


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 26, 2015, 11:00:15 PM
Which game has no trophies? Eternal Sonata? It came out in 2008, and trophies were first implemented in 2009.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on September 27, 2015, 07:17:14 AM
Which game has no trophies? Eternal Sonata? It came out in 2008, and trophies were first implemented in 2009.

Yeah, eternal Sonata.  I didn't realize that.  I'm surprised none were patched.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 27, 2015, 08:44:52 AM
NES games don't have trophies either dawg, just play the damned thing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 27, 2015, 09:19:21 AM
Which game has no trophies? Eternal Sonata? It came out in 2008, and trophies were first implemented in 2009.

Yeah, eternal Sonata.  I didn't realize that.  I'm surprised none were patched.

A few were, but not many.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 27, 2015, 03:06:59 PM
Just finished Saints Row Gat out of Hell.

I loved The Third and IV but I can't recommend this one. No music nor character customization (you play as either Gat or Kinzie).

I know it's a budget title but because of that the best parts of the previous games are absent. I bought it for $8 and I don't feel ripped off, it was kind of fun for the weekend, and who knows if we'll get more Saints Row ever, but it sucks that this is my last impression of the series.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 27, 2015, 05:15:51 PM
Tiny Toon Adventures (Famicom) - Fun for a quick play through

Dark Souls 2 (X1) - I started talking with Duke about this game.... just finished the tower of flame.

Fifa 16 (X1) - Just started.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on September 27, 2015, 08:09:37 PM
Dark Souls 2 (X1) - I started talking with Duke about this game.... just finished the tower of flame.

After I get back from RWX, we could co-op some if you like. I'd probably have to build a new character, but wouldn't take too long to catch up. Have fun!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on September 27, 2015, 09:04:55 PM
NES games don't have trophies either dawg, just play the damned thing.

Yeah, but NES games were cool without Trophies.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 28, 2015, 09:21:56 AM
NES games don't have trophies either dawg, just play the damned thing.

Yeah, but NES games were cool without Trophies.

Ok you win.

Anyway I started Threads of Fate on the PS1. For a game that I've heard is easy and short, it's one of the grindiest damn games I've ever played. It is cute and fun with nice bright colors and a very funny script so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 28, 2015, 10:28:18 AM
After Burner Climax (PS3/PSN) - Beaten with all craft, now to unlock all the EX options.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on September 28, 2015, 12:10:58 PM
NES games don't have trophies either dawg, just play the damned thing.

I'm getting there.  I fell asleep TWICE while watching the opening movie.  On another note, I played Ren & Stimpy for the NES and I couldn't figure out what to do on the first level.  Damn, you need manuals for games back in the day.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 28, 2015, 04:10:39 PM
I think I'm going to stop playing Mimana. Sucks because I'm more then three quarters of the way through and the story is finally getting good and I love (most of) the voice acting but then you actually have to play the game. Look at the dungeon I'm in right now. Come on with this crap!

(http://guide4gamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/forest-of-soul1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 28, 2015, 06:43:33 PM
Looks like standard dungeon affair.

Have you been spoiled by linear gameplay? :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 28, 2015, 06:59:51 PM
Reminds me of Hunt the Wumpus. We're going back to 1972?

(https://lh4.ggpht.com/qJj8Q5b8JouuzqnZAOI54SFr3pJP2DKGNGjUomuE4ngT05ZPQG-PpeUxlODbkmdVLlM=h900)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 28, 2015, 07:25:59 PM
Looks like standard dungeon affair.

Have you been spoiled by linear gameplay? :P

Trust me, it's a friggin' mess. Maybe the map doesn't really do it justice.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 29, 2015, 07:13:27 AM
Yea I'm guessing it isn't a small run 3-4 minutes from start to seal one.

I have never been a big fan of backtracking.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 29, 2015, 03:26:54 PM
So I gave up on Mimana, then I gave up on Threads of Fate. I decided to "buzz through" Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, and I ended up hating most of it.

I'm not sure why I'm on such a bad streak lately (on a side note, I think I just hate first person shooters now), but at least I got through COJ. I finished a lot of games in September (being unemployed is a huge help there), so I'm going to start Fallout: New Vegas either tonight or tomorrow morning. I figure get it out of the way asap. It's not like I'll be getting Fallout 4 right away (still don't have a next gen console) and I know what I'm in for and even if the story is much weaker as I've been told time and time again, I know love the gameplay.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 30, 2015, 01:42:21 PM
Borderlands (PS3) - What took me so long? This game is bloody fantastic!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 30, 2015, 01:43:20 PM
Dark Souls 2 (X1) - Making my way through Sinners Rise. I just made it to level 100.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 01, 2015, 10:28:50 AM
At Helios One in New Vegas.

What should I do with the energy?

Also, Veronica is my waifu.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: pdrydia on October 01, 2015, 02:25:15 PM
I finished up my first run through of Undertale, an excellent jRPG with a lot of trope subversions. The main gimmick of the game is that you can go through without killing a single enemy - you can spare every enemy, primarily (but not exclusively) through the use of the Act command. Of course, if you do decide to go through the game killing some or all of the monsters, then the game reacts to that, having the in-game characters react differently to you, giving you different boss battles and different endings. The less you read about the game the better the impact. I recommend it to all, especially fans of SNES jRPGs.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on October 01, 2015, 07:17:26 PM
I finished up my first run through of Undertale, an excellent jRPG with a lot of trope subversions. The main gimmick of the game is that you can go through without killing a single enemy - you can spare every enemy, primarily (but not exclusively) through the use of the Act command. Of course, if you do decide to go through the game killing some or all of the monsters, then the game reacts to that, having the in-game characters react differently to you, giving you different boss battles and different endings. The less you read about the game the better the impact. I recommend it to all, especially fans of SNES jRPGs.

Sounds very interesting.  What is it on?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on October 01, 2015, 08:41:24 PM
started up Super Mario Sunshine for my first playthrough of that. did a little in the first 4 areas, finished off most of the first one. it's a fun game but the controls are a real pain when i'm only used to SM64. mario reacts so quickly in this that i find myself running off cliffs or doing side flips way more often then i'd like to. slowly getting the hang of it though.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 02, 2015, 07:58:51 AM
Borderlands (PS3) - Tracking down this Sledge character. On a side note, everything Claptrap yips about is awesome :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 02, 2015, 08:30:03 AM
@Shaggy: It looks like PC only right now. The official site is http://undertale.com/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on October 02, 2015, 07:15:44 PM
Borderlands (PS3) - Tracking down this Sledge character. On a side note, everything Claptrap yips about is awesome :P

Scooter is my favourite, have you met him yet?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 03, 2015, 12:06:24 AM
Borderlands (PS3) - Tracking down this Sledge character. On a side note, everything Claptrap yips about is awesome :P

Scooter is my favourite, have you met him yet?
The guy who runs the catch a ride?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on October 03, 2015, 10:27:35 AM
Borderlands (PS3) - Tracking down this Sledge character. On a side note, everything Claptrap yips about is awesome :P

Scooter is my favourite, have you met him yet?
The guy who runs the catch a ride?

ya, that's the one!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on October 03, 2015, 12:25:50 PM
As expected, the four 5200 controllers that came with my 5200 are all a bust.  Luckily, I had planned on this, and was able to scoop up some homebrew controller adapters on ebay and some PC gamepads and joysticks from my town-wide yard sale.  Result: for the price of one rebuilt 5200 controller, I have several joypads and joysticks of infinitely better quality to choose from.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 03, 2015, 11:16:31 PM
Borderlands (PS3) - Tracking down this Sledge character. On a side note, everything Claptrap yips about is awesome :P

Scooter is my favourite, have you met him yet?
The guy who runs the catch a ride?

ya, that's the one!
Ya, he's pretty funny as well.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 05, 2015, 01:00:14 PM
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 X1 - What happened? ....

Lego Batman 3 X1 - Much better than Tony Hawk. Not as good as Lego Jurassic Park.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 05, 2015, 01:44:16 PM
Still wandering around New Vegas. A little too open-ended, not sure what to do. Spent a lot of time doing Yes Man's faction quests but I don't want to just run over and kill House and miss out on six or seven increments of The House Always Wins main quests. I think I'm overthinking it.

Started The Wolf Among Us as well. Only ever played one Telltale game (the original Walking Dead) and it took me about ten seconds to remember why. How tragic is it that Telltale makes these awesome interactive dramas when they run like a dumpster fire?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 07, 2015, 07:54:12 AM
Borderlands  (PS3) - Sledge beaten, now mopping up the random missions in Fyrestone.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 07, 2015, 11:01:06 AM
Forza 6 X1: So far so good. It's a very good looking game.

I'm looking forward to trying out Read Only Memories ... just not sure if Steam or GOG. I've heard it compared to Snatcher.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 07, 2015, 11:44:30 AM
Sidequesting/fooling around in New Vegas and picking here and there at Wolf Among Us.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on October 07, 2015, 08:50:44 PM
Still playing Eternal Sonata not totally into it yet...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on October 07, 2015, 10:48:19 PM
I finished Rule of Rose a few days ago.  It has a really interesting story, and I like some of the gameplay mechanics (using the dog to search for stuff).  The worst thing about the game is by far the combat.  It's atrociously bad.  I really wish that they would have just ditched the combat altogether and just used that development time to implement some puzzles instead.  Overall, I'd say it's a good experience, even if it is frustrating at times.

Upon finishing Rule of Rose, I started Metro 2033.  I'm really enjoying this one.  Sure, it's an FPS, and the core of the game is just to shoot stuff, but it still has so much more going for it.  Being based on a novel, the story is pretty interesting, and the writing is very good also.  It also has a really great atmosphere.  This game is actually deeper than I thought it would be, which is a very pleasant surprise.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 08, 2015, 09:38:51 AM
Uno (WP) - Been playing this lately in the mornings while the kids occupy the TV.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on October 08, 2015, 11:00:21 AM
I finished Rule of Rose a few days ago.  It has a really interesting story, and I like some of the gameplay mechanics (using the dog to search for stuff).  The worst thing about the game is by far the combat.  It's atrociously bad.  I really wish that they would have just ditched the combat altogether and just used that development time to implement some puzzles instead.  Overall, I'd say it's a good experience, even if it is frustrating at times.

I've heard that combat is really bad in that game. Haunting Ground has a dog that is used for combat while you run away from the crazies chasing you Clock Tower style.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 09, 2015, 08:26:36 AM
Forza 6 X1: - I haven't played a mainline Forza game since 2. It's a great game and one I could see myself playing for a long time.

Transformers Devastation X1: - Just installed it last night. I'm looking forward to trying out the game but I've heard it is only 5 hours long.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 09, 2015, 01:17:58 PM
Borderlands (PS3) - Made it to New Haven, now for loads of side-quests and grinding to level up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 11, 2015, 05:12:51 PM
Fruit Ninja (WP) - Been playing this while at the in-laws for Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on October 11, 2015, 07:28:20 PM
Yep. :)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/DarkTheThief/ACGCNES_zpsegkasevb.png)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 11, 2015, 07:41:44 PM
^^^ COOL!

Finished The Wolf Among Us. Cool stuff, though the poor technical performance, as has been mentioned ad nauseum by myself and others on the internet, is unforgivable.

Playing through Old World Blues, one of the DLCs for New Vegas. I wish I had just finished New Vegas, gone to something else, and tried the DLCs later, but it's too late now.   


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 12, 2015, 08:10:49 AM
Borderlands (PS3) - Krom seems like he might put up a fight.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 12, 2015, 11:59:33 AM
Transformers Devastation X1 - Finished. If you like Bayonetta's combat and Transformers this is the game for you.

Forza 6 XI - One of my favorite games of the year. I'm working my way through the career.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on October 13, 2015, 02:45:39 AM
Still playing Eternal Sonata not totally into it yet...

Yeah, I got about halfway through before I gave up on it. Had a tough time getting into it. Same thing happened with me and Nino Kuni


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on October 13, 2015, 07:02:21 AM
After talking with Izret in the IRC Chat, I decided to dig out my Wii Copy of Mortal Kombat Armageddon and beat it with Goro. Goro rules!

EDIT: Did it again, this time with Kintaro. 4-Armed Warriors FTW! :D

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/DarkTheThief/KintaroEnding_zpszel5feux.png)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 13, 2015, 09:10:01 PM
Finished New Vegas and the Old World Blues DLC. Loved it all but was getting a little burned out near the end.

Not sure what is next!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on October 13, 2015, 09:17:58 PM
After talking with Izret in the IRC Chat, I decided to dig out my Wii Copy of Mortal Kombat Armageddon and beat it with Goro. Goro rules!

EDIT: Did it again, this time with Kintaro. 4-Armed Warriors FTW! :D

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/DarkTheThief/KintaroEnding_zpszel5feux.png)

I approve!

Playing a little Beach Buggy Racing before bed.
It is a pretty fun game truth be told.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 14, 2015, 06:38:09 AM
Fired up Sonic Generations this morning because I wanted to see if it deserves the space it's taking up on the shelf.

Nope.

Not too bad and I was kind of cruising through it, then I got to the part where you have to complete challenge maps to unlock the first boss. Go to hell, ain't nobody got time for that.

I guess I need to start Gravity Rush to set up the playthrough, but that's handheld so I need to get an honest start on a good console game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 14, 2015, 08:20:45 AM
Borderlands (PS3) - Krom is a tough nut to crack, but I'm getting a little closer to killing him every time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 16, 2015, 09:19:09 AM
Altered Beast (XBLA) - My daughter doesn't like fighting the bosses, and she doesn't like flying enemies lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on October 16, 2015, 12:15:04 PM
Not totally sold on Eternal Sonata yet.  Attacking is ok but now that I'm on attack level 2, I can see where attacking is going and I'm not going to like it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on October 16, 2015, 07:33:59 PM
More Hearthstone.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 17, 2015, 07:38:50 AM
Diablo III. It's fun to play in the morning before work and relaxing after work.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 20, 2015, 07:27:42 AM
Borderlands (PS3) - Finishing off a few side missions before I face off against the Rakk Hive boss.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on October 20, 2015, 08:38:41 AM
I haven't had a lot of motivation to play games lately, mostly because work has been crazy, and I've certainly lacked the time also.  But last night I sat in front of my PC and played a couple PC shmups (primarily Hydorah), as well as a couple fan-made Mega Man games in the 8-bit style.  It felt good to play games and feel like I hadn't abandoned my hobby because I was "adulting" too much.  Hopefully in the coming weeks I can continue to dedicate more time to games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on October 22, 2015, 08:21:15 PM
finished Super Mario Sunshine a few days ago. between the glitches and the odd gameplay it's far from my favourite mario game. that being said it was still fun for the most part, and a good game in its own right.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on October 22, 2015, 08:42:00 PM
I've been getting in a couple minutes a day in Dragon Mania Legends and Project Spark.

One i really enjoy the other makes me hate everything.
One i am almost done with and will likely continue to play after i finish.
The other is seemingly never ending and i want to give up and never finish out of spite.

Fuck Project Spark, Team Dakota, Microsoft Gaming Studios, Win8, Xbox One, and the 360 even though that version never came to fruition.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 23, 2015, 05:56:13 AM
Tell us how you really feel Izret.

Still Diablo III and Gravity Rush for me. I forgot how great GR is. I must have been under stress or something the first time I played it because I remember having a lot of trouble with the combat, but so far I'm cruising through these losers.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on October 23, 2015, 09:49:09 PM
If i can pull the people together i'll play some Jack Box Party Pack 2 tonight.
ANYONE CAN PLAY. ALL IT REQUIRES IS A DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET BROWSER! Phone, tablet, PC, or any console that can connect to jackbox.tv (if memory serves 3ds could not connect)

If i cannot i will keep playing Monkey Pirates


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 23, 2015, 10:12:41 PM
Fuck Project Spark, Team Dakota, Microsoft Gaming Studios, Win8, Xbox One, and the 360 even though that version never came to fruition.
Didn't they release an update to make the achievements easier?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on October 23, 2015, 10:44:50 PM
Yes. The game is still a heaping pile of broken shit tho. The players/creators have managed to make some insane things despite the developers crippling them with broken updates over the last year. And with that last update making everything free and many things easier there are still major game breaking bugs. The developers never released something that looked worth playing and the general populace far outpaced them with talent, skill, creativity and knowledge.

The funny thing is the update put into effect a bunch of changes i suggested on their forums a year ago. The reworked achievements are far easier than i or anyone else suggested though.
Which almost removes the need for the useless Achievement Hunter feeds that they created in response to my "Instant Win" world destroying their feeds with a bazillion clones.

Oddly enough "Instant Game Over" levels never caught on even tho it was the exact same thing and where i got the idea lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 24, 2015, 06:02:57 PM
Borderlands (PS3) - I think I'm getting close to the end, I'm going after some Steele broad.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on October 25, 2015, 05:50:29 PM
I beat Nights: Journey of Dreams today. Fun game, very traditional in a sense. Some missions I had to do several times. I found the game a bit hard to get into, because of the (sometimes) awkward perspective/camera angle. It's best to chain together links; not seeing where you're flying doesn't help with that...

I foolishly started playing Final Fantasy 8. I don't have that much time, which will probably mean it'll take me months to complete this game. ;D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 26, 2015, 07:23:13 AM
The Walking Dead: Season Two (XBLA) - My spooky game this year!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on October 26, 2015, 09:09:37 AM
I beat Nights: Journey of Dreams today. Fun game, very traditional in a sense. Some missions I had to do several times. I found the game a bit hard to get into, because of the (sometimes) awkward perspective/camera angle. It's best to chain together links; not seeing where you're flying doesn't help with that...

I foolishly started playing Final Fantasy 8. I don't have that much time, which will probably mean it'll take me months to complete this game. ;D

I haven't put very much time into the 2nd Nights game yet, but I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't see it as an utter failure of a game as compared to the first.  I need to go back to it at some point....so many games...  :speechless:


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 27, 2015, 08:53:51 AM
Borderlands 2 (Vita) - Handsome Jack already seems like an awesome antagonist.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 29, 2015, 07:39:52 AM
The Walking Dead: Season Two (XBLA) - This Carver chap seems totally trustworthy...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Wempster on October 29, 2015, 12:47:33 PM
Going back through Majora's Mask 3D, just got to the ocean temple.  I also put on Animal Crossing New Leaf for a few minutes a night to check in. 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 30, 2015, 07:08:51 AM
Borderlands 2 (Vita) - I'm loving the Mechromancer class so far!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on October 30, 2015, 01:22:27 PM
The Final Fantasy 15 Demo sucks. Then again, I didn't expect much of it in the first place. FF 11 is still my favorite.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on October 31, 2015, 12:42:19 PM
I haven't been playing that much lately.  Most of my gaming time is being spent with Corpse Party: Book of Shadows on the PSP.  This game is so messed up...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 01, 2015, 02:02:30 PM
Found some time to play Plauge Inc: Evolved on the One.
Really enjoying it


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on November 01, 2015, 03:53:02 PM
I got the Platinum in Bloodborne. Bring on Fallout 4.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 02, 2015, 09:14:04 AM
The Walking Dead: Season Two (XBLA) - Kenny and I took care of business.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on November 02, 2015, 10:59:51 AM
Halo 5 (X1) - It's another Halo game... and it's a good game. I'm just tired of FPS games...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on November 02, 2015, 01:15:24 PM
Tried Darkman for the NES.  Man, that game sucks.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 02, 2015, 11:14:35 PM
Found out a big save bug is still present in Plague Inc :'(


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on November 03, 2015, 02:31:34 PM
After playing several single games, I FINALLY figured out how to catch the ball (yes, I'm pathetic) in Play Action Football on Game Boy.  So I guess my review will be a little nicer to the game, considering it's not as hard as I initially thought ;)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on November 05, 2015, 10:48:39 AM
After playing several single games, I FINALLY figured out how to catch the ball (yes, I'm pathetic) in Play Action Football on Game Boy.  So I guess my review will be a little nicer to the game, considering it's not as hard as I initially thought ;)

That's not pathetic. Pathetic is trying to figure out how to make (and even use!) your own custom team in Madden NFL 13 for the 360. lol.

Apart from that, I've been playing Lightning Returns, also on the 360, and I pre-loaded Fallout 4 on the X1, so I'm looking forward to that.

Speaking of Lightning Returns (which is a Final Fantasy game), everyone knows I hate Final Fantasy 7, but it's really hard to hate the ending theme to it's movie, Advent Children Complete:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F_e5bSv0eA


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 05, 2015, 12:36:38 PM
The Walking Dead: Season Two (XBLA) - I'm sure a baby won't change anything...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on November 06, 2015, 01:11:08 PM
Played Alex Kidd The Lost Stars on SMS.  Boy, does that game suck!  All you do is go left to right and jump.  You don't even fight bosses!  You just go to the right and exit the level.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on November 07, 2015, 12:00:09 AM
Well, I just beat Alex Kidd The Lost Stars.  Took about an hour and a lame ending!  No credits at all.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 07, 2015, 11:40:40 AM
Started Titanfall last night with a buddy.

Also more Plague Inc.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on November 08, 2015, 01:32:33 AM
Playing Alex Kidd The Miracle World.  Much better than The Lost Stars.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on November 08, 2015, 02:07:28 PM
You don't even fight bosses!  You just go to the right and exit the level.

that sounds a lot like the original super mario bros.

i finally got around to beating Portal 2 a few days ago, now i'm working through the co-op with my girlfriend.

edit: and started God of War II while she's at work, made it to a little after the part with the 4 horse statues that pull you towards the island of creation.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 09, 2015, 12:00:33 AM
I'm having one of those times again where I'm currently playing more than I can handle:

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (started this during October, about half way through)
Ocarina of Time 3D (been playing this off and on for months)
Secret of Evermore (community playthrough)
Gravity Rush (community playthrough)
Freedom Fighters (recently started this one for old time's sake)
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories (wanted to play this before I eventually play KH 2)

And not to mention that I have Fallout 4 coming in Tuesday.  I was hoping to clear my plate before it comes in, but I don't see that happening at this rate...

Edit:  Forgot to mention that I've also been playing Shovel Knight a little here and there.  I'm usually not into indie games very much, but I'm really enjoying this one.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 09, 2015, 08:28:03 AM
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious (Xbox 360) - For a free game, I'm enjoying this.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on November 09, 2015, 09:00:07 PM
You don't even fight bosses!  You just go to the right and exit the level.
that sounds a lot like the original super mario bros.

Oh no, this game is bad.  THAT IS ALL YOU DO!!!  In Mario, you shoot fireballs, levels are different, hidden pipes, hidden warps, hidden blocks, hidden vines, you can go down pipes, etc.  Lost Stars is downright horrible.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on November 11, 2015, 10:31:38 AM
Alex Kidd & the Lost Stars was originally an arcade game so that should explain a lot...

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=6845

Miracle World was designed to be a console game.


Ass Creed Syndicate (X1) - Just installed. It looks much better than last years.

Gargoyle's Quest 2 (Famicom) - It's a fun game but the world feels empty.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 11, 2015, 09:04:13 PM
Still on Diablo III, almost done with Gravity Rush.

The fact that I don't have Fallout 4 or anything to play it on is really starting to get to me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 12, 2015, 07:37:26 AM
Still on Diablo III, almost done with Gravity Rush.

The fact that I don't have Fallout 4 or anything to play it on is really starting to get to me.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/consoles/fallout-4-bundle



I played a couple rounds of Plague Inc last night and then a couple hours of TitanFall


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on November 12, 2015, 07:44:19 AM
As of this typing, the left side of the site where the Blog Entries are shown hasn't been updated, so go here to see my latest Gaming Adventures:

http://www.rfgeneration.com/blogs/reddmcknight/Redd-s-Gaming-Adventures-Nuclear-Dinosaurs-3167.php


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 12, 2015, 08:04:24 PM
Still on Diablo III, almost done with Gravity Rush.

The fact that I don't have Fallout 4 or anything to play it on is really starting to get to me.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/consoles/fallout-4-bundle



I played a couple rounds of Plague Inc last night and then a couple hours of TitanFall

Fallout 4? More like Fallout Four Hundred Dollars amirite?

I want a PS4 anyway.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 12, 2015, 11:10:07 PM
:'(



Yet more Titanfall here.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on November 13, 2015, 07:44:55 AM
@GrayGhost81:

http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/consoles/playstation-4-uncharted-the-nathan-drake-collection-500gb-bundle-with-fallout-4/126711

Ass Creed Syndicate (X1) - If you like these types of games this is a good one. I have encountered a small amount of glitches but nothing that has hampered gameplay.

Gargoyle's Quest 2 - Just finished the desert.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 13, 2015, 09:47:58 PM
@GrayGhost81:

http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/consoles/playstation-4-uncharted-the-nathan-drake-collection-500gb-bundle-with-fallout-4/126711

Oh sh*t! Didn't know about this one! Time to tell Mrs. Grayghost what I want for Christmas...







....insert sexual innuendo here


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on November 14, 2015, 12:10:28 AM
Xbone...

Hehehe


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 14, 2015, 11:18:38 AM
XXXbone


Finally managed to finish up Risk on 360.

Played a little more Titanfall on the One.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 14, 2015, 11:19:39 AM
BMX XXX XBONE HD REMASTER

Now on Kickstarter!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 17, 2015, 07:28:51 AM
Started The Suffering: Ties that Bind. I really liked the first game and this one improves on it greatly. Very fun 6th gen action horror.

There's a very cool easter egg about an hour into the game where there's a pile of the Midway titles of the time on the floor. What's pretty cool is, it looks like the games are different based on the platform you're playing on:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/2mSLbiplXZs/hqdefault.jpg)

I'm guessing this dude is playing on PC. I'm playing on Playstation 2, and there was a copy of Shadow Hearts: Covenant in that pile. How cool is that?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on November 17, 2015, 09:32:31 PM
Started The Suffering: Ties that Bind. I really liked the first game and this one improves on it greatly. Very fun 6th gen action horror.

There's a very cool easter egg about an hour into the game where there's a pile of the Midway titles of the time on the floor. What's pretty cool is, it looks like the games are different based on the platform you're playing on:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/2mSLbiplXZs/hqdefault.jpg)

I'm guessing this dude is playing on PC. I'm playing on Playstation 2, and there was a copy of Shadow Hearts: Covenant in that pile. How cool is that?

that's awesome!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on November 18, 2015, 11:41:54 AM
Snoopy's Great Adventure (X1) - Short but fun game. (2 hours) It's a good game to introduce children to the platformer.  This is a great game to boost Gamerscore.

Rise of the Tomb Raider (X1) - One of the best games I've played this year. It is a better version of the previous Tomb Raider game with a better story. The tombs actually mean something this time as they give you additional skills you can't buy normally. I am almost done with this game.

Ass Creed Syndicate (X1) - It's a good Ass Creed game with some new mechanics, and I haven't run into a lot of bugs. I'm doing a lot of the side stuff before I work my way through the main storyline.

Star Wars Battlefront (X1) - I'm hoping to play this weekend as I have a lot going on right now, and I start Fallout 4 next week.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 18, 2015, 03:43:55 PM
Borderlands 2 (Vita) - The new title update alleviated most of the glitches/frame rate issues that had plagued this port before. Now that the game can use 30% more Ram, the game benefits big time :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 19, 2015, 12:56:35 PM
Daytona USA (XBLA) - This still plays pretty good!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on November 19, 2015, 10:21:38 PM
Knights of the Round (SNES & SFC) - A good but not great beat 'em up.  The leveling system and block mechanics are interesting, but not much is done with them.  My biggest disappointment is that changing the difficulty does not increase enemy density.  It just amplifies enemy damage and shortens block duration.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 20, 2015, 11:22:24 AM
Borderlands 2 (Vita) - Been grinding out side missions before going to meet Tiny Tina.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 23, 2015, 12:03:26 AM
Since my last update.
Titanfall - working my way thru gen 2
Civ Rev - have 5 Civs left to win with i think
Equalicious - was started and finished
Gems of War - slowly plugging away before bed.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on November 23, 2015, 07:46:34 AM
Rise of the Tomb Raider (X1) - Good game that is worth playing if you liked the previous Tomb Raider game. In a year with no Uncharted this game scratches that itch. Finished with 87% completion rate.

Need for Speed (X1) - Not that great but not terrible... just mediocre at best.

Star Wars Battlefront (X1) - It is fun for a while but the lack of content makes you bored quickly.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 24, 2015, 10:28:20 PM
Opened up the Kinect i grabbed a few weeks ago.
Finally finished #IDARB with it.

Also got the Kinect achievement done in Project Spark. God i hate this "game".

Finished the hour in free training for DOA5 Last Round... almost all idling. Also got the achievement for "drop in" matches... this is where the idling stopped.

Got a little more Titanfall in.

Gems of War before bed now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 25, 2015, 09:27:40 AM
Monopoly Plus (XBLA) - Easily my favourite board game from childhood.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JamesGoblin on November 27, 2015, 12:17:05 PM
I'm tempted by The Darkest Dungeon, but I'm also afraid it's too addictive for my weekend RL schedule...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 28, 2015, 10:32:45 AM
Surf's Up (Xbox 360) - Rotating back and forth with my daughter on levels. Mainly I'm trying to get the idols and she tries to go through the gates


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on November 29, 2015, 07:56:03 PM
played a bit of most of the new games i picked up recently.

golden sun the lost age looks great but i need to play the first game, this one seems to be a direct sequel so the story was a bit confusing.

new super luigi U looks good but is still just another NSMB game, nothing really special other than the short time limit on levels.

Soul Sacrifice is really cool, not much to say about it, a magic based hack & slash.

wipeout 2048 is awesome! very pretty game, controls are perfect.

3D Dot Game Heroes has a lot of nostalgia, if you like 2D zelda games you need to consider this.

kirby and the rainbow curse is really neat but the controls take some getting used to, unconventional but a lot of fun.

legend of kay is...well, my first impression isn't good. the voice acting is terrible and the story is mediocre at best. the gameplay has potential, but there's a very long training segment at the beginning that i didn't even get past after at least 20 minutes of playing. i'll give it a longer chance someday but i may pass it on eventually.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 30, 2015, 09:22:26 AM
Harms Way (XBLA) - This is more fun then I remembered. But Crash Course is still my fav Doritos game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 02, 2015, 12:20:38 PM
Gunstar Heroes (XBLA) - Forgot how brutal the final level is.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 03, 2015, 10:23:05 AM
Assassin's Creed II (360) - Still my favourite in the series.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on December 03, 2015, 06:21:28 PM
finished up the main game in Super Mario Galaxy with 61 stars, no real motivation to play further at the moment but i might go back to it someday, it was really great!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on December 04, 2015, 10:18:14 AM
Call of Duty BLOPS 3 (X1) - The campaign is bland and the story makes little sense. I loved Advanced Warfare but this feels on par with Ghosts... what a disappointment.

Fallout 4 (X1) - Just a couple hours in. I'm really enjoying it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 04, 2015, 10:27:56 AM
Borderlands (PS3) - Starting on the Zombie Island DLC.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: FatherJack on December 04, 2015, 11:18:28 AM
I love Doom so enjoying playing all the MegaWads and WADs on offer from people designing their own levels.  8)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 05, 2015, 09:27:05 AM
I've been playing Ar Tonelico on PS2. I love it.

Playing Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS in drips and drabs as well.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 07, 2015, 08:11:06 AM
The Walking Dead (XBLA) - I've been playing this at night once the kids go to bed, so I'm finishing an episode a night it seems lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on December 07, 2015, 06:50:24 PM
Working on Fallout 4 still. Trying to get the trophy for killing 5 giant creatures and the one for making it to level 50. I am at Level 45 or 46 now, so it shouldn't take too long on my next days off.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on December 08, 2015, 09:43:52 AM
Just Cause 3 (X1) - A buggy but fun game.

Call of Duty BLOPS 3 (X1) - Finished and I'm glad I'm done with the game.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 09, 2015, 09:27:48 AM
Assassin's Creed II (360) - Working on the stronghold and missions.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 10, 2015, 08:17:31 AM
The Walking Dead (XBLA) - A morning free from the kids? What better way to spend it then beating this game?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 11, 2015, 08:30:30 AM
Plants vs. Zombies (XBLA) - This is still my favourite Tower Defense game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on December 12, 2015, 08:35:52 AM
Working on beating Captain Toad.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 12, 2015, 08:46:06 AM
Assassin's Creed II (360) - I've been so focused on side stuff, I've been neglecting the main story.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 13, 2015, 10:42:00 AM
Assassin's Creed II (360) - Collecting the feathers now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on December 13, 2015, 01:37:44 PM
I bought Saru Get You 3 on the Japanese PSN. (It's the Japanese Version of Ape Escape 3). Been having a ton of fun playing it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 13, 2015, 02:02:34 PM
Started and finished
6180 the moon. Seems like it would be at home on the NES so of course it was a perfect ID@XBOX release for the One...

Worked a bit on Titanfall. Finally hit Gen 3.

Had to set up a kiddie tablet my mother is giving my son for Xmas so i played some Snap Attack on that.

MOAR GEMS OF WAR!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on December 13, 2015, 11:09:57 PM
Beat Captain Toad.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on December 14, 2015, 06:41:21 PM
I've been juggling my gaming time between too many games, so progress has been for slow for all of them.  In addition to the three games we're playing for the community playthrough this month, I'm playing:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - Been playing this off and on for months, and am getting back into it again.  Just finished the Water Temple.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories - Playing this on the PS3 collection.  I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this game.  Most of it is good, but I feel like the card-based battle system is really dumb and really clashes with the real-time combat.

Fallout 4 - I got this at release but still haven't made much progress.  The last time I played a Bethesda game, I was still in college and had much more time to devote to these types of games.  Now, it seems like I'm lucky to clear one area in a single game session.

Final Fantasy VII - just picked up the recent PS4 rerelease because I've wanted to revisit this game for years.  It's one of my favorite games of all time (probably in my top 5, definitely in my top 10), and so far it holds up pretty well.  It's funny, but I never noticed how wonky the translation was when I was a kid....

Yakuza 5 - I love the Yakuza games, so I had to pre-order the latest one if for no other reason than just to support the series.  I haven't made much progress yet, but it seems like it's more of the same Yakuza, which is a good thing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 15, 2015, 08:26:04 AM
Assassin's Creed II (360) - Almost done with the story mode.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JamesGoblin on December 16, 2015, 09:35:07 AM
I played some Shards Online this weekend (warning: still in testing phase). Roughly, it's something like "Ultima Online meets Neverwinter Nights",  as stated in the playthrough below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY9V03Fsh6s&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on December 17, 2015, 10:55:14 AM
Just Cause 3 (X1) - Finished. The gameplay is solid but the game is very buggy. I had the game crash at least 15 times on me and I fell through the world at least five times.

I think I'll finish Ass Creed Syndicate and then start Pillars.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 17, 2015, 11:35:03 AM
Battlefield 1943 (XBLA) - Been back to this lately.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 18, 2015, 10:39:37 AM
Monopoly (WP) - Out and about a bit today, so probably going to sink some time into this now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on December 19, 2015, 02:37:54 AM
my girlfriend went home to visit parents for a couple days so i put a good chunk of time into Kingdom Hearts. i stopped tonight back in Traverse Town after finishing off Monstro.

also half-heartedly getting back into Pokemon Shuffle on my 3DS, it's still a lot of fun but i had abandoned it for a while so i'm sure i missed out on a lot of special events, oh well.

finally i started Skyward Sword! around the same time i started Kingdom Hearts. at first i was hoping to play SS when my girlfriend was around to let her see it too, but she doesn't have much interest in watching someone else play. once i finish KH i'll put more effort into this, at the moment i haven't gotten far with it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 20, 2015, 08:54:28 AM
Monopoly (WP) - Stuck at the garage, so bankrupting more people seems to be in order.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on December 20, 2015, 06:53:03 PM
Got all gems and special tasks on Captain Toad.  On to Mario 3D world levels and the Toad Amiibo Hide and Seek.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 21, 2015, 01:04:18 PM
Battlefield 1943 (XBLA) - Still fun after 6 years.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on December 21, 2015, 01:18:49 PM
Ass Creed Syndicate (X1) - Almost finished. I've had a lot of fun with this game but I'm ready to be done.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fleabitten on December 21, 2015, 11:00:24 PM
I'm at the last temple in Majora's Mask and I now see why it has such a huge cult following. It's got this vibe to it that I got from Earthbound when I played it the first time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 22, 2015, 12:02:18 AM
Titanfall
Gems of War
Goosebumps (finished on 360 and One)
some dungeon crawler/rpg lite game on the phone... Can't remember the name of it... Just know i need to level up before it gets a patch and i am not making nearly enough progress....

EDIT
Oh yea i finished Civ Rev last night too


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on December 23, 2015, 09:37:22 AM
Ass Creed Syndicate (X1) - Glad to have this one behind me. I liked my time with the game but open world games in general are beginning to take their toll. If you're looking for a good Ass Creed game this is a good one.

Rainbow 6 Siege (X1) - I like the game but it just isn't there. It feels like I'm playing a FPS from 2005 that was up-scaled for current gen. The trade off was supposed to be smaller environments for more destructibility and better graphics but it just isn't there. The package as a whole comes of as a generic shooter which in 2015 doesn't impress.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 23, 2015, 12:12:07 PM
Which game is that Izret? Dungeon Hunter 5 or Elements?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 24, 2015, 05:06:41 PM
Monopoly (WP) - Paying this while on the road.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 25, 2015, 09:57:23 PM
Which game is that Izret? Dungeon Hunter 5 or Elements?

Elements.

I wanted to get the thing done for clearing all the floors.
Knocked it out the other day. Still have to do the daily log in to try and get the dragon teeth before that gets patched.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on December 25, 2015, 10:52:53 PM
Fallout 4 continues. At level 64 now. Would like to wrap this thing up in 2015.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 26, 2015, 12:52:56 AM
Tried to run thru White Night since it has some time specific achievements (beat the game during a full moon, start/finish between 8pm and 8am, etc)

Unfortunately i dislike it so much i am not going to be finishing it. Which means i'll have to give it another full run at a later date.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on December 26, 2015, 10:42:07 AM
Fallout 4 finished! Pretty lame ending...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 29, 2015, 07:16:15 AM
Spartacus Legends (XBLA) - For some reason I thought the servers were up until the end of January, I stand corrected.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on December 29, 2015, 11:17:06 AM
On the phone:
Twin Blades
and a bunch of other stuff here and there.

On the One:
Killer Instinct
Titanfall


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on December 29, 2015, 12:27:30 PM
Iz, I need to test something on W10M. I'll hit you up about it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 30, 2015, 09:36:38 AM
NBA 2K10: Draft Combine - Screwing around with a buddy in this game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on December 30, 2015, 10:25:32 AM
Fallout 4 (X1) - I like this game but after playing Fallout 3 and New Vegas it feels too similar.

Kirby (Famicom) - This game feels refreshing after playing all these open world games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: topkek88 on December 31, 2015, 01:16:10 AM
GTA: San Andreas (PS2) 100% Playthrough - Juuuust got to the Desert and am playing the 3rd Toreno mission right now. Have about 1/3 of the oysters and over half of the gang tags and photo ops. I've completed the first export list as well

WarCraft III: Tides of Darkness (PC) - Assaulting Dalaran on the mission with the crippling auras that burn through your undead forces. Mission can be pain, and I've just begun so I have a while to go


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 31, 2015, 12:44:56 PM
NBA 2K10 Draft Combine (XBLA) - Just have to wrap up the scrimmage wins and then that's all she wrote.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on December 31, 2015, 06:13:34 PM
Almost have Captain Toad 100%.  I need to find Pixel Toad on one stage and finish the last stage that unlocked.  Anyone see that level?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: topkek88 on January 01, 2016, 10:30:11 PM
GTA: San Andreas (PS2) - I now have completed app vehicle schools, gained the airstrip as an asset, and so have stolen a tank to complete Vigilante Missions


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 02, 2016, 12:43:24 AM
3DS (I hit these few titles daily for freemium grinds and likely will not list them every day since there isn't any reason to update):

Pokemon Picross -  Two-minute daily challenges are enough to gain enough in-game currency to unlock future stages, but it is a slow grind. Fun game though, I have loved picross since I played it on my GB back in the day.

Pokemon Shuffle - Same idea, but a much faster grind. Playing the meowth stage with extra energy allows me to keep my coin count high, otherwise I would for sure miss out on event pokemon without paying for in-game currency. Almost done with the Keldeo event, then back to the main stages and S-ranks to unlock the new expert stages. A slow progression to 721 pokemon + different forms and mega stones, as they have only released about half of them and the game is already over a year old, but fun and quick to play nonetheless.

X360:

Battleblock Theatre - Played a few stages on Insane trying to finish this one up. Just a few more stages and a few more prisoners to unlock and I will be done.

Titanfall - Definitely the best FPS I have played. It is so well done in the grand scale and in the details I honestly notice something new that I love about it every time I play. Almost done with this one though, I just have to finish a few more daily challenges and then grind to generation 10. Even though the first 95% of this game only took me a month to complete, the tedious nature of the final challenges will have me playing for another month or so just to finish the ridiculous regen requirements in generations 8 and 9.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on January 02, 2016, 01:59:50 PM
Bought Ikaruga on Steam for $5 yesterday. Its so good!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 03, 2016, 02:38:51 AM
3DS:

Puzzle & Dragons Z - Cleared off a few streetpass tags on this one and beat a couple stages as I waited for another game to finish updating on my X360. Such a well done concept, but damn it got redundant quickly.

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition - Updated tags on this one as well, my LV. 7 Sagat lost its first battle tonight, causing my first loss within streetpass statue fights. Usually I can rely on my LV. 5 Dhalsim and LV. 7 Sagat to be guaranteed wins since I have them set up so well, but they both lost and since having them means I have to throw in a couple LV. 1 characters early...I got beat down. I am 19 for my last 20 and have to be at least 69 of 70 since I got my 3DS.

X360:

Titanfall - More grinding...getting closer to being done with gen 7 though. I got lucky with 6 terminations in my Stryder titan in one match. Only one person out of 6 had nuke eject...the others fought through being doomed, which I appreciated greatly. Now I just need like 16 more and I can move on. Ha ha


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 03, 2016, 02:04:36 PM
^I'm debating starting the 360 version....

Just starting Gen6 on the One version.
Very slowly plugging away in Gems of War still too.
Fired up Astropop the other day. I might go back to this again and see if i can finish it.

Wrapped up MKX just before midnight on New Years Eve. Last/80th completion of 2015.
Finished 0D Beat Drop New Years Day. First completion of 2016.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 03, 2016, 09:18:36 PM
X360:

Titanfall - Got my 100th daily challenge out of the way and just a few terminations away from Gen8, now I just need a few more kills on War Games and I will have all of the achievement points in the game. Everybody complains about how frequently they see that map and I have recorded only 11 matches on the map in over a month of playing.

Battleblock Theatre - Even though I am almost done with my fourth playthrough of the game, I still want more. Such a great platformer.

Wii U:

Super Mario Maker - Played a little bit with my son. He likes building stuff and I like playing what others have made. I just really wish I could filter by completion % to find the hard stages...In the hour or so I got to play, I didn't find any really difficult stages to challenge myself with. I found endless "auto-play" and "keep running" stages though...which are cool in the sense of watching them and knowing the work they took to make...but boring in every other way.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on January 03, 2016, 10:18:29 PM
Just had one of those "Oh crap" moments when I really began looking at my collection again, so I need to spend some quality time moving games from the "not played" side to the "played" side (even if I don't complete it).  Easier said than done, as many of you already know, so one never knows, I guess.

Santa got my boy a Wii U for Christmas, which awakened that often slumbering gamer in my wife, so that for the past week we've been having little Mario Kart 8 tournaments together (my wife, son, daughter, and myself).  Man it is a lot of fun, though I feel that the gamer part of my wife will be going back into hibernation soon.  But, hey, graduate school, right?

I've also been playing a lot of Transistor (at the suggestion of our own wildbil52) and am finding it fun, and in a very different way that I found Bastion fun. 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: topkek88 on January 04, 2016, 12:38:18 AM
More San Andreas (PS2) today. Getting closer to 100%. Still have to do the Mafia Casino Heist missions as well as mop up to Los Santos. Finished collecting photo ops and almost have all the Horseshoe


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on January 04, 2016, 01:10:44 AM
Just finished Transistor (the first time).  Great story, great ending.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 04, 2016, 08:33:49 AM
3 on 3 NHL Arcade (XBLA) - Been playing this online in short bursts.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on January 04, 2016, 02:26:44 PM
tried out some new games the last couple days.

Singularity is awesome, it feels like a mix of a bunch of different games but is really solid. will need to beat this someday.

motorstorm is pretty cool too, i really like the open feel of some tracks. load times are a buzz kill though.

red steel 2 is neat though a little corny. another waggle-fest on the wii.

edit: also played a couple hours of Battlefield 3. i haven't completely abandoned the idea of hitting colonel star 100, and finishing off the medals, but i'm so burnt out on the game that i can't bring myself to play it for more than once every few weeks at most. last night i reached colonel star 94 so i'm sure i'll hit 100.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 04, 2016, 05:21:13 PM
Being burnt out on a game is how I feel about Titanfall right now. In order to progress, I need to reach in a pull out another 15 pilots out of their titans, which is a lot more difficult than it sounds. I am lucky to get one out of every two or three matches, which means another 3-4 hours of just grinding at it. It gets to be even more of a grind after that, but at least it is mostly just playing the game instead of focusing on doing a specific action, which I think will revive my love for playing the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on January 04, 2016, 06:28:14 PM
I think the last time I checked in, I was still playing Ocarina of Time 3D and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.  I have since finished Ocarina of Time and have put down Chain of Memories.  Despite really enjoying the original KH, I feel like the card-based battle system in Chain of Memories is just dumb.

Most of my gaming time now is being spent playing the recently released PS4 port of Final Fantasy VII.  I have always considered this game to be one of my all time favorites, and replaying it nearly 20 years later, I still feel the same way.  I can't seem to tear myself away from this one.

I was also currently playing Fallout 4 and Yakuza 5, but they're kind of on the backburner now thanks to FFVII.  I was really into Yakuza 5, so I'll get back into it once I finish FFVII.  I have mixed feelings on Fallout 4.  It's a good game, but being the first Bethesda game I've played since graduating college and now being an adult with a full-time job, I feel like I just don't have time for this sort of meandering adventure.  I'll probably finish it, but I'll just be heading for objectives, not really exploring as much.

After having recently finished two-player runs in both Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, my friend wanted us to play through Super Mario 64 together, so we've been doing that.  It's still a great game that holds up surprisingly well considering that it is an early 3D platformer, but it does feel like a bit of a letdown playing it immediately after the two aforementioned masterpieces.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: topkek88 on January 05, 2016, 12:11:45 AM
Just got done playing StarCraft (PC). I'm on the Zerg campaign and god the Protoss take forever to clear out


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 05, 2016, 05:28:14 AM
Titanfall (X360):

I got 3 more kills on War Games to pop the achievement, now just to Gen10 and I am done with this one. Got my last 13 terminations to get to Gen8, but 100 wins to get to Gen9 will take forever. I will be grinding this one a lot just to get two achievements worth 0 GamerScore, but it will be a great completion.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on January 05, 2016, 06:06:28 PM
Just got done playing StarCraft (PC). I'm on the Zerg campaign and god the Protoss take forever to clear out

do you plan to go onto Brood War? i really enjoyed that campaign.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 09, 2016, 03:56:49 AM
SMB3 (Wii): I blew through the first five worlds just like I knew I would, and then took about an hour in world 6 before calling it a night. I was going to go for it on the SNES, but being able to play using the Gamecube controller was just too enticing.

Titanfall (X360): Grinding at this is officially getting on my nerves, I will probably take a break from it for a while and wait until I am back in the mood for an FPS.

BattleBlock Theatre (X360): 6 stages left and then the final 2 "Boss" stages and I am done with this one.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on January 09, 2016, 06:35:08 AM
I swear I'm going to get the Final Fantasy 13 platinum trophy if it kills me. Now all I have to do is redo the last eight hours of running around, then do it one more time after that.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on January 09, 2016, 11:52:06 AM
I swear I'm going to get the Final Fantasy 13 platinum trophy if it kills me. Now all I have to do is redo the last eight hours of running around, then do it one more time after that.

i considered doing that for about .5 seconds after beating the game, until i looked at some of the requirements. god help you.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on January 09, 2016, 04:29:24 PM
I swear I'm going to get the Final Fantasy 13 platinum trophy if it kills me. Now all I have to do is redo the last eight hours of running around, then do it one more time after that.

i considered doing that for about .5 seconds after beating the game, until i looked at some of the requirements. god help you.

I did all of the grinding ahead of time. Now I just have to track down the 25 or so challenges I just did, but this time with the item that makes getting the target time cake, then make at least one of every item in the game, I think about about half way through that just from grinding and that's it.

I think I might die.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on January 09, 2016, 06:40:57 PM
I swear I'm going to get the Final Fantasy 13 platinum trophy if it kills me. Now all I have to do is redo the last eight hours of running around, then do it one more time after that.

i considered doing that for about .5 seconds after beating the game, until i looked at some of the requirements. god help you.

I did all of the grinding ahead of time. Now I just have to track down the 25 or so challenges I just did, but this time with the item that makes getting the target time cake, then make at least one of every item in the game, I think about about half way through that just from grinding and that's it.

I think I might die.

oh right actually now i remember, there were some items that you could miss early on and not find later, when i realized i had missed them then i gave up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on January 09, 2016, 06:58:45 PM
I swear I'm going to get the Final Fantasy 13 platinum trophy if it kills me. Now all I have to do is redo the last eight hours of running around, then do it one more time after that.

i considered doing that for about .5 seconds after beating the game, until i looked at some of the requirements. god help you.

I did all of the grinding ahead of time. Now I just have to track down the 25 or so challenges I just did, but this time with the item that makes getting the target time cake, then make at least one of every item in the game, I think about about half way through that just from grinding and that's it.

I think I might die.

oh right actually now i remember, there were some items that you could miss early on and not find later, when i realized i had missed them then i gave up.

Sort of. There are no items before chapter 11 (areas you can't return to) that you can permanently miss, from what drops from monster to what you find in the wild. What you CAN miss are the items that evolve from some of the items you're only given one of from those early chapters. So, the method to not missing anything is to not sell anything, which I had the fortune of being told before I started.

Ha, fun fact, my copy of the game was free. A friend got it via Gamefly, got fed up with it, let me borrow and said "Let's consider this one to be permanently on loan to you."


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 10, 2016, 07:03:17 AM
I just got one of the "bad" endings in Ar tonelico. Well, not really bad, but I know it's not the true ending.

However, as much as I was enjoying the game I feel like I've been playing it for over a month and it's getting a little long in the tooth.

I've also been playing a lot of SMB3 and SMW for the playthroughs, of course.

I think I'm gonna get a head start on Folklore later today, or maybe even our March game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 10, 2016, 09:35:24 AM
Uno (XBLA) - Been playing online lately. Glad to see that no one is flashing their genitals anymore online.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on January 10, 2016, 03:32:12 PM
Playing Legends of Oz on the 3DS.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on January 10, 2016, 04:57:52 PM
Playing Bioshock.  I started the game almost reluctantly, for some reason, but after ten or fifteen minutes I sunk in.  After an hour I was pleased to discover the game has a strong System Shock 2 feel, though much more polished.  Of course, the main baddy was spoiled to me a long time ago, but I find this doesn't detract at all from the game.  The tactical nature of the combat really helps move things along, I think.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 11, 2016, 10:20:10 AM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 (PSP) - Started a storyline with gasp!
Spoiler (hover to show)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 11, 2016, 02:33:17 PM
Angry Birds Star Wars II (WP) - Mopped up the last couple stages to beat this one.

Flowerz (WP) - Playing this one regularly to get to 250,000 total points overall so I can be done with it.

Puzzle Quest 2 (XBLA) - They were not very creative in the story of this one. In order to pass, you must defeat the Lich behind the door you are standing in front of, but to open the door, you must break the seal protecting it. To do that, you must backtrack across the entire game in order defeat the necromancers protecting each of the three magical stones creating the seal on the door. But in order to damage the stones, you need to go get a magic hammer. The hammer was broken and its pieces scattered, so you must go find those and put it back together. To get the handle of the hammer from a young girl that found it, you must backtrack further and wander around dungeons to find three pages to a journal that belonged to her mother...I am sure each step will also turn into more steps as I make progress, but this is a pretty shitty way to make the game take longer to play.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 11, 2016, 03:27:07 PM
That's why you just do all of the quests before moving to the next area. I didn't have to backtrack much.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 11, 2016, 06:46:56 PM
Backtracking is more just annoying than difficult, since the enemies don't come back once defeated on the paths. I guess it really isn't backtracking when each journal entry is technically in a new part of the dungeon you haven't previously been to before...I would just prefer the game take place over a few different environments and within a world map over just having multiple portals to different parts of the single dungeon everything takes place in...and to not have the game amount to three simple missions that are lengthened by endless "fetch-quests". Won't take me too much longer though, then I can move on to the other games that I have started forever ago and need to finish off.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: topkek88 on January 11, 2016, 09:15:29 PM
Beat StarCraft. All three campaigns. Game can be extremely difficult at times, especially when fighting Zerg. I have also started Brood War and I am hoping to beat it by the end of the week.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on January 11, 2016, 09:46:42 PM
Frank Horrigan


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 12, 2016, 06:32:22 PM
Uno (XBLA) - Some people get really angry online....it's Uno, calm down lol.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on January 12, 2016, 08:13:17 PM
Frank Horrigan

Best of luck to you. :D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 13, 2016, 08:50:38 AM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 (PSP) - Time to defeat Triple H in a Hell in a Cell for the title.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 13, 2016, 09:21:34 PM
Beat StarCraft. All three campaigns. Game can be extremely difficult at times, especially when fighting Zerg. I have also started Brood War and I am hoping to beat it by the end of the week.

Zerg Rush!!!

Frank Horrigan

I keep wondering why the first Fallout games haven't been released in some form on consoles. I would play the hell out of them.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 13, 2016, 11:48:00 PM
A little more Killer Instinct, Gems of War and Epic Element Heroes something something free to play phone game thing.

I don't tend to do much more than load it up and run a "co-op" quest or 2 just to make sure i get the daily bonus...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 14, 2016, 02:51:11 AM
Soulcalibur (XBLA) - Just had to mop up the final couple achievements for time attack and ring outs. Played this one to death growing up.

Fruit Ninja (WP) - Played to clean up a few of the luck based achievements I had left. I always have the worst luck with those types of achievements.

Puzzle Quest 2 (XBLA) - Played this some more and defeated the green dragon side quest end-boss on my first attempt. The build I had for that battle should carry me quickly to the end, but since the game doesn't give any indication as to what my overall quest is supposed to be...I have no idea how close I am to the end of the game.

Edit: I thought I could crank through the rest of it all in one sitting, but after 6 hours...no go...I have to be close though...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on January 14, 2016, 06:59:24 AM
Started Shovel Knight!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 15, 2016, 05:39:18 AM
Puzzle Quest 2 (XBLA) - Finished it and I am off to bed. It was drawn out and dragged me through hell and back, but it is done. Good night...or morning...whatever. ;)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 17, 2016, 03:50:44 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 (PSP) - Starting to work on the Challenge mode, while continuing my season with Hulk Hogan.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 17, 2016, 06:18:36 PM
Fragger (Windows Phone) - Ran through it today. Not a bad Angry Birds clone. I like the Detonator perk.
Yahtzee (Windows Phone) - OMG, I hate grinds. Ugh. 250 more wins left to finish this.
Panzer Geeks (Windows Phone) - Played through and completed as much as possible. Created a thread for feedback for the developer to get the outstanding issues resolved.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 17, 2016, 11:38:00 PM
Played Twins for a bit at work.

Trying to see if i can win 6 more CTF matches in Titanfall before i fall asleep.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 18, 2016, 11:19:56 PM
Borderlands: the Pre-sequel (X360) - This game is pretty much just like the first two, except in space. The traveling system is a bit hard to work with since it is low gravity and quest locations are usually on top of buildings. The controls with the low gravity are poorly done though, requiring you to "double jump" using your oxygen pack to reach the tops of buildings...and it usually takes three or four tries to get on the building, making it frustrating on top of annoying. But the story and comedy are spot on, making it worth it to continue playing.

Battleblock Theatre (XBLA) - Plowed into level 8 on insane mode, probably just another hour of play or so and I will be done with this one. EDIT: Beat 8-1 through 8-3...spent a good hour failing 8-4 repeatedly and am finally heading to bed.

Z0mb1es (on teh ph0ne) (WP)- Tried a few times at completing the traditional mode and Time Viking without dying, but I suck at these types of games...so I really didn't come close. (This is a double joystick, run-and-gun style game)

Flowerz (WP) - Played a couple more times through, but still not up to 250,000 total points across all games yet...it is starting to get redundant and I am losing my motivation to continue.

EDIT: Stayed up for a couple extra hours after my wife went to bed and got a little more gaming in...

2006 FIFA World Cup (X360) - Was able to glitch all 5 of the achievements successfully on two different profiles, (Had to test on one just in case it didn't work for me). This is the first non-Mario soccer title I have ever played, it was pretty fun, but definitely frustrating. 50/50 on whether or not fouls are called when slide-tackling for the ball...50/50 on shots on goal going in or not...50/50 on whether your pass went in the direction you aimed it to...it seemed very random across the board.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 19, 2016, 09:11:38 AM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - This runs well on a handheld.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: topkek88 on January 21, 2016, 11:40:25 PM
I've been playing a lot of different games lately

Super Mario Bros. (NES): World 4 now

Minecraft (PC): Been playing this game a lot in my free time- freaking love it. The new biomes make for some epic fortresses.

GTA V (Xbox 360): Just started this game again, time to get rich! Already up to when Michael first calls Lester.

WarCraft 3 (PC): Been playing against CPUs on insane difficulty to practice my skills

Angry Birds: Seasons (iPod): This game is rather difficult. I'm almost done with the Christmas 2012 levels
 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 22, 2016, 05:34:19 AM
Minesweeper Flags (XBLA) - Picked this one up while I was waiting for my little bro to get to a checkpoint in Dark Souls II so we could play Borderlands together. 200 seconds to complete Expert is a bunch of BS...but the other achievements really weren't ones I should have missed...so I must have stopped playing it before I was whoring achievements regularly.

Borderlands (X360) - Got caught up on a lot of the main story and cleaned up a few of the remaining achievements I have. I should be done with this one on my next time playing it...then we can jump into the flavorful DLC.

Flowerz (WP) - Really getting tired of playing it and not seeing the achievement pop...I wish I could track how close I am to the 250,000 mark.

Battleblock Theater (XBLA) - beat 8-4 finally, sped through 8-5 and 8-6 before calling it a night. Just three more stages and then the final two performance stages (Boss stages in this game) and I will have conquered this one.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 22, 2016, 02:55:35 PM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - Starting Episode V. I see a ton of backtracking in my future.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Wempster on January 22, 2016, 06:55:39 PM
I started up Skyward Sword again.  Playing it on my Wii U instead of the Wii, so I have all new save files.  I liked this game when it came out and am looking forward to going back to it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 22, 2016, 09:33:14 PM
I started up Skyward Sword again...I liked this game when it came out and am looking forward to going back to it.

I really need to play some more of the LoZ lineup. I have only beat two of them, the original and A Link to the Past. I haven't even played anything that has come out since Ocarina of Time...but I sure as hell have been buying them. Ha ha

Borderlands (X360) - I will be finishing this tonight, so I am preemptively posting my playtime on it.

Splatoon (Wii U) - This game just keeps drawing me further in every time I help my son with it. Ranked battles have given the game a whole other direction of play and the amiibo challenges are a fun twist to the game's story elements.

If my brother stays online tonight, we will play more of the Pre-sequel, if not, I will likely start Super Mario World, since I cleaned my room a little and came across the SNES games. What good is it for me to have the SNES plugged in and ready to go at all times if I don't have the games handy? Ha ha


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 24, 2016, 04:12:59 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 (PSP) - Unlocked a few more wrestlers today, also working on clearing challenge mode as well.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on January 24, 2016, 05:29:33 PM
Aside from picking away at LEGO Chima, Heavensward finally went on sale, so I'm back to Final Fantasy 14 as well.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 25, 2016, 10:56:33 AM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - Starting Episode VI.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 26, 2016, 07:05:31 AM
Super Mario World (SNES) - Cleared everything up to Ludwig's castle. All of the Star Road points, secret exits, and alternate routes.

Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - I played this for about 6 hours last night and jumped in for another 3 tonight. It has been far too long since I have played an RPG...in fact, I think it has been since our Suikoden playthrough. I heard a lot about people's grievances towards this game, but it is, in my opinion, very well done. As soon as I started playing...I noticed the HD cutscenes and how beautiful they were. I watched my little brother play years ago on his HDTV and I told myself I would wait until I had a better HDTV to play these...but it has been out for a while and I still haven't upgraded from my current HDTV (Which I have had for 12 years now)...so 720p works and still looks amazing anyway. When they started talking about the Fal'cie and junk, I was confused, but then I saw that I could answer a lot of my questions in the datalog within the menus. Additionally, as different as the combat system is, and as hard-headed as I am when it comes to traditional combat styles in RPGs...the system is extremely balanced and provides a good challenge. The game forces you to change your jobs on the fly and actually use items to survive. And I never thought I would find a game that would find a way to make good use of items.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on January 26, 2016, 09:52:46 AM
Been playing way too much Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It's a very good game, but I can't bring myself to play anything else. :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 26, 2016, 04:20:38 PM
Fallout 4 (X1) - I've been trying to see if there is anything out there before I try to finish the main story. With all of the improvements to the settlements I don't have to worry about caps anymore.

Lego Avengers (X1) - All I need is time to play this...

The Divison (X1) - Beta starts tomorrow.

Tales of Zestiria (PS3) - Another game I need to find time for.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on January 27, 2016, 07:08:32 AM
Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - Finally starting to understand the story a bit and learning about upgrading items. This game is far too linear though...I am just watching the events unfold and controlling the fighting as I walk along a singular path. Not much of a role for me in this "role-playing" game. Still though...it is amazing visually, provides a good challenge, and the story is giving me a reason to continue to play.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 27, 2016, 05:25:18 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 (PSP) - Sill working on Challenge mode.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 28, 2016, 08:06:38 AM
Fallout 4 (X1) - Most of the game now plays itself. Most of the settlements now produce extra food/water which I sell to the stores in the settlements. As the stores in the settlements keep replenishing ammo, aid, and fusion cores I am ready for anything the Wasteland can throw at me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 29, 2016, 12:01:02 PM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - Using Darth Maul is waaay too much fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on January 29, 2016, 04:16:41 PM
Dream Mix TV World Fighters (Gamecube) (Import)

Here's looking at you Zagnorch. (And other Transformers fans). :)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/l/t1.0-9/12592189_10206258380879897_9122924417289182078_n.jpg?oh=f240c53a326d4a70bffe0a383c462936&oe=5739F918)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 29, 2016, 05:16:30 PM
Been crazy busy but still managed to get some good gaming logged in before i start my potentially never ending night shifts.

Knocked out a good chunk of Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. Just need to breed 10 more twins and send off a handful of Pinatas to parties to restore their entries.

Finished Blacklight: Tango Down on the 360. Really never thought i would get this one done but we have a good number of people going for it. I've been in a more or less full lobby of boosters for the last 6 days straight.

Titanfall on 360 - Made it to Gen9 today. I want to try and hit Gen10 to get the final two 0GS achievements before i start work Monday. Even though i have to work sat/sunday night it is looking very likely that i will be able to do so. This gen has much easier requirements than the last.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on January 30, 2016, 08:12:36 AM
Beat shovel Knight!  Plague dude is HARD to control!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 01, 2016, 01:21:21 AM
That last post should have read "Titanfall on the One"
Finished that today before heading out to work.

After work i got back into Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. Finished the challenges for sending specific pinatas to parties. Have to send a couple more that don't have specific things linked to them and breed 9 more sets of twins to be done with this.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 01, 2016, 06:07:17 PM
Damn, I lost track of the last week like it was nothing.

Super Mario World (SNES) - Finished this up while my son watched. I never get to play games while my kids are awake, but yesterday must have been a special day. Ha ha

Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - Plowed ahead over the last few nights to chapter 10. I am glad the game is finally opening up. Knowing what a pain grinding for Gil and items was going to be beforehand...I asked my little brother for some help in making it a little quicker since he already played it a couple times. He didn't have a solution to my question, so we stayed up for about 3 hours developing a few mathematical formulas for calculating the amount of EXP to max out each item, the best items for the job based on Gil spent/EXP point ratios, and the easiest way to make sure there isn't too much excess EXP wasted in the process. I think I should power through the hard achievement pretty quickly now compared to the average time.

Make it Rain (WP) - This game is nuts...it amounts to 100,000 swipes of the screen and waiting with the game open for hours at a time, draining battery. My phone doesn't handle the excessive draining well, so I have been forced to balance charging it with leaving the game open, to setting it next to an open window to stay cool and prevent it from crashing as best as I can. I will be happy to be done with this one ASAP.

Doodle God Blitz (WP) - This game is a lot of fun, just like the game before it, but this free-mium crap is getting out of hand. My options are to either use a guide, pay to play, or wait for hours upon hours for my energy to recharge enough to guess another 10-20 elements before waiting again. 4 hours with a guide, at least 60 without. A very fun game ruined by the pay-to-win-quicker scheme.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 02, 2016, 12:17:38 PM
Tales of Zestria (PS3) - The story is one I'm sure you've heard before... chosen one has to save the world. The mechanics of the game are very different from any other Tales game... so much that you are bombarded with text about the games mechanics. I would recommend only the most diehard Tales fans play this game.

Lego Avengers (X1) - The models look nice and there are some minor improvements to the game play but ultimately it is another licensed Lego game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 02, 2016, 04:35:57 PM
Wrapped up VP:TiP before work.
Realized I didn't own the last game in the series (Party Animals) someone offered me it at a decent price but I think I'll pass for now.


Up in the air on making progress in CS:GO or starting Titanfall on 360.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 03, 2016, 05:02:58 PM
Up in the air on making progress in CS:GO or starting Titanfall on 360.

Either way, I have both and will help you out if you need any. I know CS:GO is a pain for certain achievements and Titanfall can be a huge time sink.

Make it rain (WP) - Finished this one this morning. I gave up on getting up to 100,000 swipes while laying in bed last night only to get it with no more than like 15 swipes this morning. Ha ha

Doodle God Blitz (WP/Win8) - Going to get this one beat today and then will get it completed on the computer as well.

Borderlands: tPS (X360) - Played a bit with my brother this morning, abused a couple of exploits to save a lot of moonstones and completed a few side missions along with one storyline mission.

Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - Finally out in the open and able to control what I choose to do a bit more. I am excited to start grinding out some missions and leveling some items, but we will see how long my excitement lasts given the status quo.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 04, 2016, 09:06:40 AM
Up in the air on making progress in CS:GO or starting Titanfall on 360.

Either way, I have both and will help you out if you need any. I know CS:GO is a pain for certain achievements and Titanfall can be a huge time sink.
Appreciate it. I don't know what if anything that i have left in CS:GO that will require multiple players. I think you can do most of it in 1v1 and/or vs bots.
In either case with the odd hours i am keeping (even for me) i think it is going to be really hard for me to dedicate time to play with others for anything more than short bursts :-/

Borderlands: tPS (X360) - Played a bit with my brother this morning, abused a couple of exploits to save a lot of moonstones and completed a few side missions along with one storyline mission.

Another game i really should get back to. :-/


I ended up starting TTGs Game of Thrones on the One. I can fall asleep while playing/doing something else and look over whenever there is a couple minutes of walking around or a QTE sequence that requires input.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 04, 2016, 02:49:51 PM
I hear you about the hours. It is always hard for me to join a gaming session or even just organize little stuff because I only play when my wife and kids are asleep...which is usually starting at around 10 p.m. MST. With the exception of my little brother, everyone I can play with sleeps during traditional times.

In regards to the TTG series...I have always really liked TTG (my love for them started with Costume Quest), but I hate the business model they have going with these. Any game that you can play without giving it too much attention is just an interactive movie...just like when DVD extras were a huge hit a decade ago. Ha ha I just hope it keeps giving them money so they can continue making titles they really enjoy and put a lot of thought into.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 04, 2016, 04:59:25 PM
I don't plan on doing borderlands that way. But GoT just doesn't really interest me since I haven't gotten on the hype train for it yet.

I already did both walking dead games on 360 so I know I can't get away with idling that much.

Jumped into a lobby for Blacklight: Tango Down... This time the GFWL version.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 04, 2016, 05:16:03 PM
Wasn't Costume Quest Double Fine, and not Traveler's Tales?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on February 04, 2016, 08:06:40 PM
Wasn't Costume Quest Double Fine, and not Traveler's Tales?

That is correct.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 04, 2016, 08:42:23 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 (PSP) - Beat the second tier of challenge mode and unlocked Mick Foley & the ECW arena.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 05, 2016, 12:26:07 AM
Wasn't Costume Quest Double Fine, and not Traveler's Tales?

That is correct.

Well damn...I hate being wrong. I must have just confused the name. I saw Tim and the lead dev pitching costume quest on G4 way back in the day...then I remember Stacking and Iron Brigade coming right after and I was excited for those...then Kinect Party came and after that, I thought they were the ones spitting out the TTG stuff. I didn't know Telltale games was a completely different company, for some reason, I just thought it was the name associated with the episodic games they released.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 05, 2016, 10:59:58 AM
Rayman Origins (3DS) - There is noticeable lag with the 3D on, we'll just go ahead and turn that off.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 05, 2016, 06:44:54 PM
Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - 5-starred the first 8 missions on Gran Pulse...it took a lot longer than I would have liked it to, and mission 8 took 5 tries with a 15 minute round trip each time. I am wondering if I should save them for later and continue with the story, or if I should keep plugging at it and reap the rewards.

Throne Together (WP) - Finally was able to organize enough people to get 5 different friends to send lives within the game...one achievement to go, but I doubt I will ever make that happen.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 05, 2016, 10:09:21 PM
Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - 5-starred the first 8 missions on Gran Pulse...it took a lot longer than I would have liked it to, and mission 8 took 5 tries with a 15 minute round trip each time. I am wondering if I should save them for later and continue with the story, or if I should keep plugging at it and reap the rewards.

Throne Together (WP) - Finally was able to organize enough people to get 5 different friends to send lives within the game...one achievement to go, but I doubt I will ever make that happen.

FF = power leveling :P

Throne Together =  WAY more progress then i will likely ever have. It is just a matter of playing over and over and over to finish from what i gather. Or using a buttload of consumables.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 05, 2016, 10:33:13 PM
The final achievement requires that you to pay-to-win, plain and simple. Ha ha But a theory of mine surfaced as a guide on TA in that you get back the freebie power-ups each time you re-install the game. It only erases the progress of stages 1-10, 12-14, 23, 41, and 49. So you can grind through the other stages to get 3 stars with all of the free stuff, and then all you have to worry about is re-doing the above mentioned stages legitimately...which is still a pain in the ass.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on February 05, 2016, 11:39:18 PM
Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - 5-starred the first 8 missions on Gran Pulse...it took a lot longer than I would have liked it to, and mission 8 took 5 tries with a 15 minute round trip each time. I am wondering if I should save them for later and continue with the story, or if I should keep plugging at it and reap the rewards.

Grind until you can handle the mission that rewards the Growth Egg, equip it and continue the game. Use the levels you gained finish the game to move up the missions.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 06, 2016, 06:42:10 AM
FFXIII (X360) - I got through the first 14 missions + 17 since it was along the way I was walking. Unlocking the chocobo for a faster way to travel was a must, and digging with them is pretty lucrative for stuff to sell...and mission 7 or so unlocked some good EXP-giving items to buy in the store. I upgraded my Malboro Wand to a *, my Eagletalon to a *, and my Axis Blade to a *. I haven't decided on a weapon for Fang yet, but she is so overpowered, I am not bothered by her weak weapon. I have covered all of the map I can currently traverse, have maxed out two of the stage 8 crystarium for each of my characters, and am having trouble getting 5-stars on mission 15...so when I play next, I will progress the story a bit to see if I get the next crystarium stage unlocked and perhaps access to a decent weapon for Fang to spend a little on.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 06, 2016, 05:59:58 PM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - Going back for all the Gold bricks, turns out I missed quite a few of them.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on February 06, 2016, 09:00:16 PM
FFXIII (X360) - I got through the first 14 missions + 17 since it was along the way I was walking. Unlocking the chocobo for a faster way to travel was a must, and digging with them is pretty lucrative for stuff to sell...and mission 7 or so unlocked some good EXP-giving items to buy in the store. I upgraded my Malboro Wand to a *, my Eagletalon to a *, and my Axis Blade to a *. I haven't decided on a weapon for Fang yet, but she is so overpowered, I am not bothered by her weak weapon. I have covered all of the map I can currently traverse, have maxed out two of the stage 8 crystarium for each of my characters, and am having trouble getting 5-stars on mission 15...so when I play next, I will progress the story a bit to see if I get the next crystarium stage unlocked and perhaps access to a decent weapon for Fang to spend a little on.

For five staring missions, wait until you have the final missions unlocked. It awards an item that increases the time allowed for five star rating by a lot.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 06, 2016, 10:38:57 PM
That is a great bit of advice that I hadn't come across. I did look up a little bit about finding a quick way to make the "Treasure Hunter" achievement happen, and found out about the growth egg as a result, but I didn't know about the item for making 5-stars easier.

Time Viking (WP) - Beat it without dying. (Finally) All done with this one.

Minesweeper Flags (XBLA) - Beat Expert mode (Classic) one more time to complete a couple of achievements. Just a couple more to go, but I doubt I will ever beat it in 3:20.

Battleblock Theater (XBLA) - Finished the last few stages on Insane solo mode and ground out a few more gems to buy the last prisoners. Done with this one. :) Definitely a challenging and wonderfully well done game.

Borderlands: TPS (X360) - Played for a bit with my little brother. Completed a few more missions and had some fun with the weapon system...it is WAY too easy to duplicate legendary weapons in this game...and giving a "Maggie" to a gunslinger is just unfair...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 08, 2016, 03:37:57 PM
Fallout 4 (X1) - I need to finish this game. I'm over 48 hours in and level 43. I'll see if I can finish the game over the long weekend.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 08, 2016, 03:56:49 PM
Time Viking (WP) - Beat it without dying. (Finally) All done with this one.

Minesweeper Flags (XBLA) - Beat Expert mode (Classic) one more time to complete a couple of achievements. Just a couple more to go, but I doubt I will ever beat it in 3:20.

A non-Xbox Windows Phone game? You heathen! Minesweeper Flags is annoying because you have to deal with the controls for the 3:20. I've gotten 3:21, and I've been forced multiple times into a 50/50 guess on the mine with enough time left and failed. Still need to do that one.

More Brain Exercise (WP) - Completed
Pool Pro Online 3 (WP) - 8-ball break and 1000 legal balls left.
Contract Killer (WP) - Think I finally found a workaround for the crash. Slowly working on this.
Storm in a Teacup (WP) - Finished
PAC-MAN (WP) - Starting on this next. Looking at patterns for my initial serious run.
Carcasonne (WP) - Session some time this week to finally get my 6-person online win, and knock the rest of this out.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 08, 2016, 05:09:54 PM
A non-Xbox Windows Phone game? You heathen!
Time Viking is one of the games bundled into the "Z0mb1es (0n teh Ph0ne)" game on the Windows Phone. Technically, it is an Xbox Windows Phone game. Ha ha

Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - Played for about an hour last night after getting home from a Super Bowl party. It literally felt like I made no progress at all. Ha ha An hour for an RPG is almost just not worth it.

Microsoft Minesweeper (Win8) - I like the adventure mode in this title. It gives a little more enjoyability to the game. I hope they put this one out on Win10 at some point so I can snag those easy 1000 GS after beating this one. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on February 08, 2016, 06:22:11 PM
Been picking away at LEGO Chima. I feel like I should be done by now, but the Vita is just so...ugh, I don't want to use it for long. Hoping to have it finished soon so I can move on to all the Mass Effect DLC I just got on sale.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 08, 2016, 06:56:42 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 (PSP) - Almost done with challenge mode.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on February 09, 2016, 10:31:23 AM
I finished Final Fantasy VII (PS4 remaster) a couple of weeks ago.  I played this game when it first came out, and it immediately became one of my all time favorites.  Playing it again nearly 20 years later, I can safely say that it maintains that status for me.

I also finally beat Fallout 4 last night.  I got the game on release but had a really hard time getting into it.  I think I only put about 20 hours into it in the span of 3 months.  But I picked it up again on a whim just over a week ago, and something suddenly clicked and I haven't been able to tear myself away from it.  I think my total game time was nearly 80 hours when I got my first ending, but I still have some more work to do since I decided to get the Platinum trophy on this one.  I mostly just have to see the other endings.

After that it will be back to Yakuza 5.  I was highly enjoying this game for a while, but they decided to change up the pace of the game all of a sudden, and I'm not in love with my current location and events going on in the game.  It's a pretty boring section of the game actually.

At any rate, after playing so many longer RPGs in a row, I think I'm going to want to play one or two faster paced action games to change it up.  Now I just have to decide what that will be....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 09, 2016, 02:40:56 PM
Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - Got myself up into the big tower after about three hours of play last night. Should be getting close to the beefy part of the game soon. Probably going to be starting into a lot of missions tonight if I am thrown back into the world map after this tower. Hopefully I unlock the 9th Crystarium stage after this too, I have been getting close to maxing out the CP of my characters holding out on unlocking everyone's minor job classes and focusing on their primaries.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 10, 2016, 08:46:57 AM
Zen Pinball 2 (Wii U) - Been playing pass the controller multiplayer with my daughter, she is particularly fond of the Plants vs. Zombies table. 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 11, 2016, 11:46:19 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 (PSP) - Legend difficulty was a bitch, but all the challenges are done now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 12, 2016, 01:05:55 PM
Fusion Dots (WP) - Game was given achievements yesterday, so I started, hoping I could power through it and try to be one of the first to beat it...but due to difficulty and a refusal to pay-to-win...I will be thankful to be on the top-10 leaderboard for a couple of the achievements. Ha ha


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 12, 2016, 11:30:30 PM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - I'm not sure if Traveller's Tales put enough collectables in here.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 13, 2016, 09:29:29 PM
LEGO City Undercover (Wii U) - The biggest downside in this game in a mix of load screens and lack of coop.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 14, 2016, 06:10:47 PM
Borderlands: TPS (X360) - Powered through about 15 side missions and two story missions last night. I really enjoyed the pop culture references I came across regarding Family Guy and Ghostbusters. This game is packed full of references to a bunch of other stuff and I love that about it.

Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - Finished my session at the very beginning of chapter 13. Almost done with this one. I am expecting a certain resolution to the game, but know I am wrong because I already know that this was the beginning of a trilogy...and won't be truly ending until the end of the final game, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on February 15, 2016, 02:33:13 PM
Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - Finished my session at the very beginning of chapter 13. Almost done with this one. I am expecting a certain resolution to the game, but know I am wrong because I already know that this was the beginning of a trilogy...and won't be truly ending until the end of the final game, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

The game could have been a stand-alone, the ending wraps things up pretty nicely to be honest. it has some open-ended things but easily could have been left as is. the second game goes really, really stupid with the plot, but has much better gameplay imo. i haven't touched the third one yet but i'd like to play it just to finish off the trilogy, i have a copy already.

as for myself i've been putting more time into Battlefield 3 again, i'm 5 levels away from Colonel 100. I did a stats reset recently, which only really resets 4 things (Kill/Death Ratio, Win/Loss ratio, Score per minute, and accuracy). it actually still saves all those stats in your "all time stats" section anyway so i haven't really lost anything. now i can build up my stats without any of my early game "noob" moments bringing down everything. so far 2/4 of those are better off, the other 2 are slightly worse but we'll see how it goes. I'm only 2 medals away from having all of them, but they're for winning rounds of Tank and Air superiority...two modes that no one ever plays. i'm tempted to give up on those because i might not be able to get them, but i'll try playing at different times of day to see if that makes a difference.

also started playing a bit of Ark on Steam, it's pretty fun but i prefer Rust, this is just the same but with dinosaurs...which makes it much more difficult.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 15, 2016, 03:06:42 PM
I've been sucked back into World of Tanks


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 15, 2016, 05:55:07 PM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - I really dislike these Blue canister missions...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 15, 2016, 09:27:42 PM
Fusion Dots - Like Threes but with objectives, barriers and powerups. Challenging, but slowly making headway. Level 43 right now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 15, 2016, 10:36:25 PM
Final Fantasy XIII (X360) - Finished my session at the very beginning of chapter 13. Almost done with this one. I am expecting a certain resolution to the game, but know I am wrong because I already know that this was the beginning of a trilogy...and won't be truly ending until the end of the final game, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

The game could have been a stand-alone, the ending wraps things up pretty nicely to be honest. it has some open-ended things but easily could have been left as is. the second game goes really, really stupid with the plot, but has much better gameplay imo. i haven't touched the third one yet but i'd like to play it just to finish off the trilogy, i have a copy already.

That is pretty much exactly how my brother explained it. Gameplay was great, but story was lacking. He says that it ends up feeling like a traditional trilogy in the end though, with the middle being the least strong part of the story, and the ending being the strongest part.

Fusion Dots - Like Threes but with objectives, barriers and powerups. Challenging, but slowly making headway. Level 43 right now.

I have never played Threes, but I agree that this is very challenging. Still very enjoyable though. Definitely feels like the difficulty is made intentionally frustrating for no other reason than to entice you into using and buying the power-ups. I am glad that I get a free power-up in about every three spins of the bonus wheel though, and a spin every 4 hours is pretty fair by today's free-mium standards.

Borderlands: TPS (X360) - Finished the storyline and have about three missions left to complete as far as side-quests go. Found references to Mario, Star Wars, and was alerted to a Daft Punk reference by my brother that I had missed. (Not my kind of music, Ha ha)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 16, 2016, 09:45:36 AM
Fallout 4 (X1) - I made it to level 51. Just a couple more levels and I'll be done with the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 16, 2016, 10:53:44 AM
Fusion Dots - Like Threes but with objectives, barriers and powerups. Challenging, but slowly making headway. Level 43 right now.

I haven't gotten back into this yet since Sunday night. I don't remember what level i had stopped off at but i know i hadn't hit the huge difficulty spike as of the last level i completed.
So far it is enjoyable. And it is MUCH easier than 3s


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 18, 2016, 12:04:46 AM
Started Roblox...
HOLY BALLS is this sad. I'm not sure if this or Project Spark is worse...
I might have to pick spark just because that was a steaming pile of trash that took forever to finish where this is funny bad.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on February 18, 2016, 07:39:40 AM
Been playing Xenoblde Chronicles X for the Wii U. The massive scale of this game is absolutely overwhelming...and I love it! :D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 18, 2016, 12:33:07 PM
Borderlands: TPS (X360) - Finished the side missions and started working on cleaning up the rest of the challenges. Unlocking long-range shotgun kills after 750 point blank kills is just terrible to grind.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on February 18, 2016, 09:02:43 PM
Mad Max: Just finished up the main campaign.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 19, 2016, 10:38:20 AM
LEGO City Undercover - Loving the open world, GTA has been a big influence here for sure


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 19, 2016, 12:45:51 PM
Fusion Dots (WP) - Was made aware of an exploit within the game to get free in-game currency thanks to Shadow Kisuragi. Spent my day running security, sniffing out weed, and judging events at the state TSA conference...all while grinding out a few thousand diamonds for use later. My wife was a little pissed that my phone was on airplane mode all day and I was "ignoring" her...but what could I honestly do about that? Ha ha ha


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on February 22, 2016, 08:59:12 AM
Worth noting, but Airplane Mode wasn't required AFAIK. 😂


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 23, 2016, 08:30:17 PM
LEGO City Undercover (Wii U) - Been tackling story here and there in between all the side missions and extras along the path lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 26, 2016, 10:37:40 AM
Fallout 4 (X1) - I made it to level 63. I'm not sure why I'm still playing this game.

Megaman Legacy Collection (X1) - I'm excited to try this despite the bugs.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 26, 2016, 02:31:59 PM
Over the last three or four days:

Dead Island (X360) - Returning to this one after getting distracted with Titanfall and other titles over the holidays, I finished the game's storyline, picked up a couple other achievements, and now just need to finish up the Arena mode and a few of the miscellaneous achievements for kills with a hammer, exploring the rest of the island (I REALLY hope the last 6 locations I missed are all in the hotel that I skipped over initially), picking up more collectables, and playing through the first 40% of the game with the other 3 characters...Man, that last one is like the Borderlands character specific achievements...except it will take a LOT longer to grind through these.

Fusion Dots (WP) - My inexperience with games similar to this is really showing. I am finding that I have already spent about 900 gems to get through the first 58 stages, and initial information shows I should only really need about 2,400 to complete the game. I am thinking I will need about 5,000 at the pace I am crawling...Ha ha

Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) - The game itself is a traditional slot machine game, and a good waste of time, but annoying as anything I have played in terms of completing it. At least the FB Friends feature in this game is helpful and allows you to keep playing past the bonus coins every 4 hours.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on February 28, 2016, 09:18:00 AM
Pinball FX2 (Win 8 ) - Been playing Hotseat mode with my daughter. Epic Quest is the most played table so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on February 28, 2016, 09:24:39 PM
Playing Miracle Warriors on the SMS.  So far it is a bit... unique.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on February 28, 2016, 11:29:18 PM
Dead Island (X360) - Well, the Hotel wasn't where I missed my locations, and as I progress through the game again, I am finding obvious locations that are "Unmissable". I found out this means I missed location when I was playing co-op with my brother or one of the randoms I have played with and all I can do is run through it again and hope they all come early. Only three left and I am almost back into Act III and the jungle locations.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 01, 2016, 01:58:43 AM
Even though i was stupid tired i stayed up to play the new MK X characters.
It is entirely too late for me to even contemplate why i thought that was a good idea.

I missed 1st to complete by a long shot and i can't figure out Leatherfaces stage fatality so i am calling it a night.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 01, 2016, 01:03:53 PM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - I'm almost done with Episode VI now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 01, 2016, 11:31:43 PM
MKXL has been defeated.

Liked the new characters.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 02, 2016, 10:56:02 AM
Tekken 6 (PSP) - According to Metacritic, this is the best version. Let's test that theory out. I'm going to run through Story mode as Jin quickly.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on March 02, 2016, 01:16:02 PM
Random thought: Xenoblade Chronicles X is NOT a game to play late in the evening when you're tired, especially when you have to go through a bunch of story bits.  I'm ashamed to say, I was falling asleep on the couch last night trying to play and get through the introductory stuff when you get to the habitat at the beginning.  It's not as interesting as the opening story portion of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, so I'm a bit less engaged.  I'm itching to get back to combat again, because I at least found that to be kind of fun at the beginning, especially when I immediately saw new skills after leveling a couple times.  At least I'm at a point where I'm ready for my first official "mission" within the game, so I should see some action this evening.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 02, 2016, 10:36:27 PM
Been sick and unable to really even move over the last few days, but have been keeping up with a couple of WP games.

Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) - Been grinding out a couple levels with the coins I get from free spins, but this game makes you rely on your FB friends for you to make any progress whatsoever, and I am lucky to get around 3-5 free spin gifts sent my way each day. The final couple achievements will take me an extremely long time to get at this rate.

Fusion Dots (WP) - Been grinding out a couple stages a day when I feel like grinding out the diamonds needed for them. I spend at least 100 on each stage, sometimes more, due to my impatience and lack of skill with this title. Almost to level 60 though, and I hear it gets easier after that.

EDIT:

Dead Island (X360) - Completed the map clear achievement. Missed two locations in the jungle (Act III), and one location near one of the sewer entrances that lead to the police station in Act II. Now I just have to play through with the other 3 characters and clean up the rest of the Arena DLC achievements I started.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 03, 2016, 09:21:46 AM
Minecraft: Story Mode (Win 10) - Starting Episode 1 today.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on March 03, 2016, 03:17:27 PM
Fallout 4 (X1) - Complete. I hit level 71 before I finished the game. The ending really reminded me of the original ending to Fallout 3.... terrible.

Megaman Legacy Collection (X1) - While it's a good collection I expected more extras.

Plants Vs Zombies 2 (X1) - It's a fun shooter with a ton of unlocks.

Lego Avengers (X1) - The more I play this the more I like it.

Snatcher (Sega CD) - Wait what? ....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 04, 2016, 05:56:32 PM
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PSP) - Not much left now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 05, 2016, 07:07:33 PM
Zen Pinball 3D (3DS) - Again playing pass the system multiplayer with my little girl. I'm not quite sure why she likes pinball so much, but I'm just enjoying the time together.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Wempster on March 05, 2016, 08:43:22 PM
I started up Twilight Princess HD this morning after my overnight shift.  I played for about an hour and made it to where Link turns into the wolf for the first time.  I was starting to fall asleep and stopped there, but I remembered that I had almost the exact situation when I played Twilight Princess the first time 10 years ago.  I had camped out overnight for a Wii,  I got Twilight Princess with it and played for about an hour before I was just to tired to continue.  I will play a bit more later on and try out the amiibo functionality. 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 06, 2016, 05:52:00 AM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (X360) - Played through the first three chapters with my son during our "Guy's night" tonight. Brought back some good memories. This title's gameplay is similar to the old NES arcade style TMNT games, with a few collectables here and there to snag. I also had the pleasure of teaching my son how to put in funny stuff like POO into the high score input at the end of the stages, he really enjoyed that. Ha ha

Fusion Dots (WP) - Made my way through stage 60 for a couple achievements, now I just have to get to stage 100, and I will be done with this one. Seemed to get a lot easier after 60 though.

Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) - Trying not to worry too much about this broken title screwing me out of my progress, but I have little hope, it seems. I agreed to trade gifts with another player and accumulated over 200 gifts and still cannot open any of them without the game crashing completely on every attempt.

EDIT:

Dead Island (X360) - I was able to jump in for a three hour session tonight and knocked out two ACT I playthroughs and killed a Ram enemy with a tackle attack to get that achievement. One more ACT I Playthrough, 12 collectables, and 5 Arena DLC achievements and this one will be done. Which is good, because it has been about 15 days or so since my last completion, and I am now well behind par for my goal of completing 100 games this year.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 07, 2016, 11:06:43 AM

Fusion Dots (WP) - Made my way through stage 60 for a couple achievements, now I just have to get to stage 100, and I will be done with this one. Seemed to get a lot easier after 60 though.

Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) - Trying not to worry too much about this broken title screwing me out of my progress, but I have little hope, it seems. I agreed to trade gifts with another player and accumulated over 200 gifts and still cannot open any of them without the game crashing completely on every attempt.


Fusion dots - Everyone i know who has made it that far says it is a cake walk after 60. I had a relatively dead weekend at the bar so i managed to clear stage 37(?) that i had been stuck on for awhile. It was for getting the 9am dot(emerald like one) within the time limit. Blazed thru the next several levels and ended up stuck on another level with the same requirement but the addition of an anchor. I was able to get close but couldn't quite make it. I ran out of space bought a continue which included a "Level Up" power up but when i tried to use it nothing happened >:(

Free Slots - I try to load the game up 3-4 times a day to collect my free 200$. I still can't send or receive gifts unfortunately.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 07, 2016, 11:09:10 AM
Level Up powerup is a one-use powerup, that changes the dots you get from 1-dot and 2-dot to 2-dot and 3-dot. It's not an active powerup.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 07, 2016, 12:33:54 PM
To be even more clear, it is an automatic power-up that you don't traditionally use like you would the other power-ups. It stays active throughout the entire stage. I did find out that they don't stack though, as when you use a level up at the start of a stage, and then get another "free" one with an end of stage continuation, it doesn't change 1-dots and 2-dots into 3-dot and 4-dot spawns, it either causes the game to crash, effectively wasting the gems spent, (My luck most of the time), or it just ignores the "free" power-up and lets you continue on.

As far as free slots goes, I have been in contact actively with GameTroopers and they have stated that Microsoft should put their submitted patch on the store at some point today to resolve any FB related problems, so hopefully that resolves both of our issues. Although it sounds like yours might be related to FB permissions for apps rather than anything in the game itself, since I haven't seen any others with the issue of sending gifts and invites.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on March 08, 2016, 07:33:38 AM
I just bought Tales of Symphonia Chronicles for the PS3. I really hope this one is better than Tales of Graces F.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 09, 2016, 04:18:28 AM
Dead Island (X360) - Finished up the final Arena DLC achievement tonight and I am done with this one!

Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) - The games gift system is broken, so I connected a different FB account to the game. At least now I don't have to have anyone else give me gifts, I have just been giving my second account about 50 gifts at a time from my first account and am already on my way to being caught up to where I was originally. In hindsight, this was a much better way to do this game, but I had no way of knowing that since I played it as soon as it came out instead of playing it a long time after release.

EDIT: No response yet, but it seems the problem was resolved. Instead of having 312 gifts and being unable to open the menu to claim them, I have been sitting at 11 gifts for a couple hours now. No matter how many I claim, it stays at 11. Either they made it so I could still get all of my gifts, but only show a few in the menu so it wouldn't lock up and crash every time, or I am sitting here with unlimited gifts. I am betting on the former being the case. Ha ha


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on March 09, 2016, 10:12:16 AM
Far Cry Primal (X1) - This game is everything I wish it wasn't. This game triples the crafting and adds little else to the formula. Rent it or buy Far Cry 4 instead.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: wildbil52 on March 11, 2016, 10:27:54 AM
Finished the Fallout 4 Main Story last night.  I sided with the Institute.  I reached this point in the game weeks ago and I delayed playing because everywhere I walked in the world would start World War III with whatever faction I had upset by automatically siding with another be entering a location.  I didn't like that. 
Spoiler (hover to show)
.  The upside is now I can just go back to exploring the world, finding stuff, clearing out buildings, leveling up, you know, playing Fallout.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 11, 2016, 11:03:02 AM
Dead Island Riptide (X360) - Started this one up last night with my little bro for a couple hours. I don't understand why this game got worse reviews and is hated by the players more than the first one, it is literally a sequel...you get to continue with the character you played the first one with by migrating them in with the same level and skill tree they left off with, they added new zombie-types, new gameplay elements, new attacks, a ton of new weapons and mods, an achievement list that focuses on the different ways you can kill zombies and collecting items instead of exploration based and other redundant "play act I four times" achievements, and benefits 10-fold from playing co-op with another player by adding team-based quests, a tagging system like the one in Gears of War 3, and team combo attacks. Maybe the co-op stuff turned people off of it...who cares though, I am already in love with this one, and will likely be disappointed if it ends up being a super short title.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on March 11, 2016, 11:55:47 AM
@wildbil52: If I remember correctly the original ending to vanilla Fallout 3 sucked. Maybe they will change it with DLC...

I've been playing a lot of games lately but I'm trying to finish up Far Cry Primal first....

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Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 15, 2016, 06:31:49 PM
Microsoft Mahong (Win 8 ) - Finally finished up the remaining Extreme puzzles I needed to finish.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 15, 2016, 09:01:00 PM
Started a Head-to-head competition for Xbox achievements last night and was able to snag a couple before jumping back into Dead Island Riptide with my little bro.

Yaris (XBLA) - Collected every weapon in one session for an achievement related to the competition, and finished the first level in under 3 minutes for another. Also played a match with my little bro for a third achievement.

Perfect Dark Zero (X360) - Played through a couple matches with bots along with my little brother to get up to 100 territories for the achievement I needed for the competition.

Dead Island Riptide (X360) - Only ended up with about an hour after everything else we did, but we did get a couple collectables, popped 100 Drowners (aquatic zombies) in speed boats for an achievement, and completed a couple of rescue missions before I called it a night.

Fusion Dots (WP) - I think this one locked up on me for good. After getting to level 89 and grinding out another month of diamonds, the game stopped loading for me at all. It just sits at the title screen with that mustache circle guy sitting still over it. I hope I don't have to go through it all over again.

Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) - Got two extra big wins around levels 27 and 31, but haven't seen one since. I am sitting at level 35 now with a base free spin bet of 750 (30 lines * 25 coins) and can get mega wins with 4-in-a-rows worth around 27,000-30,000 every 50 or so spins, but cannot get over 50,000 with a bet of 6,000 (30 lines * 200 coins). I have put down at least 200 bets at 6,000 coins and only need a common 3-in-a-row or an uncommon 2-in-a-row placed correctly to get over 50K...and yet...no luck. I even have been lucky enough to score around 40 free spins at 6,000 and still cannot get there...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on March 15, 2016, 10:45:43 PM
Thanks to the UHH (Ultimate Head to Head) on TA i have popped in some old games briefly and had limited success.
I put a few minutes into Castlevania: SotN.
30ish in Sonic Adventure
Currently working thru Blade Kitten.

I have a feeling i will be getting eliminated in week one tho. My opponent had the jump on me from day 1 and i have actually sort of competed against him before lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 16, 2016, 03:02:30 AM
Thanks to the UHH (Ultimate Head to Head) on TA i have popped in some old games briefly and had limited success. I have a feeling i will be getting eliminated in week one tho. My opponent had the jump on me from day 1 and i have actually sort of competed against him before lol
At first look, I thought I recognised his GT, but I just assumed I must have saw him in a solution or forum post or something. Would I have seen his name on your feed from boosting with you or making you a part of any of his goals?

As for my UHH matchup, I am REALLY hoping my opponent is just a casual player because our list is crazy. Some of the harder ones for me would include completing Command and Conquer 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV from start to finish, get farther in Bomberman: Act Zero than I ever have before, surviving a high-level challenge in Outpost Kaloki X that practiced hands have trouble with, grinding out 10-30 hours of gameplay in both Counter Strike: GO and Gotham City Imposters, and powering through Rock Band start to finish. On top of those, I have co-op/versus achievements for games my little bro doesn't own; so I would have to find someone willing to play Rainbow Six: Vegas, Super Contra, and/or Dead or Alive 4 with me after midnight EST.

I have about eight achievements I can realistically complete in the time I have to play, and two of those involve the damn Kinect. Plus, tiebreakers go to the highest TA score, so if my opponent is almost done with GTAIV or C&C3 and snags those achievements and we both end up with 7 or 8 achievements, the points alone from either of those is more than the 8 I can do combined.

That being said, I am really enjoying it. It forces me to play games I haven't in a long time and gives me a much bigger rush than the GTASC competition is.


Tonight's playtime included performing a hidden fatality in Mortal Kombat, I went with the guide and it led me to Cyrax's babality, which is hilarious. After that I played Sonic 4: Ep 1 for a bit to get closer to the ending. I already had completed two of the worlds and started the third, and by the end of the night I was two stages away from being done with the fourth, so I should have that one done tomorrow. After that, I will likely play Sonic Adventure for an hour or so to unlock Knuckles for that achievement.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on March 16, 2016, 08:07:58 AM
The Division (X1) - It's not bad but it's not great. If you like Destiny this is a good game to try.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 16, 2016, 10:12:20 AM
Thanks to the UHH (Ultimate Head to Head) on TA i have popped in some old games briefly and had limited success. I have a feeling i will be getting eliminated in week one tho. My opponent had the jump on me from day 1 and i have actually sort of competed against him before lol
At first look, I thought I recognised his GT, but I just assumed I must have saw him in a solution or forum post or something. Would I have seen his name on your feed from boosting with you or making you a part of any of his goals?

As for my UHH matchup, I am REALLY hoping my opponent is just a casual player because our list is crazy. Some of the harder ones for me would include completing Command and Conquer 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV from start to finish, get farther in Bomberman: Act Zero than I ever have before, surviving a high-level challenge in Outpost Kaloki X that practiced hands have trouble with, grinding out 10-30 hours of gameplay in both Counter Strike: GO and Gotham City Imposters, and powering through Rock Band start to finish. On top of those, I have co-op/versus achievements for games my little bro doesn't own; so I would have to find someone willing to play Rainbow Six: Vegas, Super Contra, and/or Dead or Alive 4 with me after midnight EST.

I have about eight achievements I can realistically complete in the time I have to play, and two of those involve the damn Kinect. Plus, tiebreakers go to the highest TA score, so if my opponent is almost done with GTAIV or C&C3 and snags those achievements and we both end up with 7 or 8 achievements, the points alone from either of those is more than the 8 I can do combined.

That being said, I am really enjoying it. It forces me to play games I haven't in a long time and gives me a much bigger rush than the GTASC competition is.


Tonight's playtime included performing a hidden fatality in Mortal Kombat, I went with the guide and it led me to Cyrax's babality, which is hilarious. After that I played Sonic 4: Ep 1 for a bit to get closer to the ending. I already had completed two of the worlds and started the third, and by the end of the night I was two stages away from being done with the fourth, so I should have that one done tomorrow. After that, I will likely play Sonic Adventure for an hour or so to unlock Knuckles for that achievement.

Facial? Yeah, you got a poor matchup for Round 1, though not as bad as another person on my list getting Chad and Jessie. Facial's on quite a few feeds, and shows up on mine fairly often.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 17, 2016, 01:25:51 AM
That must have been where I saw him, then. I knew I recognized the name.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 17, 2016, 08:50:52 AM
Minecraft: Story Mode (Win 10) - Picked up the second episode recently, so I'm running through this again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on March 17, 2016, 03:43:24 PM
Played a few NES games I acquired. 

- P.O.W.  Didn't get past the first level but had fun.  Hard to tell, though, when you have a weapon if you are in line with an enemy.  Several times I fired weapons off and missed.

- Spot Didn't know how to play at first but I think I got the hang of it.  Lost big time.

- Uncanny X-men  The game sucks.  That's all I have to say.

- Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade I enjoy this game and is the one I played the most.  It starts out Maniac Mansion like.  You can look at things, talk, pick up items, etc.  When you go off the screen you have a little platforming part.  Get hit you die.  Get past this part takes you to another Maniac Mansion type part.  Once you get past a platforming area, you don't need to do it again.  I will definitely play this one again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 17, 2016, 06:29:09 PM
Played a few NES games I acquired. 

- P.O.W.  Didn't get past the first level but had fun.  Hard to tell, though, when you have a weapon if you are in line with an enemy.  Several times I fired weapons off and missed.

- Spot Didn't know how to play at first but I think I got the hang of it.  Lost big time.

- Uncanny X-men  The game sucks.  That's all I have to say.

- Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade I enjoy this game and is the one I played the most.  It starts out Maniac Mansion like.  You can look at things, talk, pick up items, etc.  When you go off the screen you have a little platforming part.  Get hit you die.  Get past this part takes you to another Maniac Mansion type part.  Once you get past a platforming area, you don't need to do it again.  I will definitely play this one again.
I'll be picking up Day of the Tentacle Remastered on Vita just for Maniac Mansion alone lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on March 17, 2016, 08:44:26 PM
Zen Pinball 3D (3DS) - Again playing pass the system multiplayer with my little girl. I'm not quite sure why she likes pinball so much, but I'm just enjoying the time together.

That's awesome! My foster boy doesn't have great hand-eye coordination, otherwise I'd be gaming with him. Once he gets better with the iPad educational apps, I may slowly introduce some educational games and such to get him used to a control pad.

I haven't been able to play Xenoblade Chronicles X lately because I've had so little time, but I've snuck in some gaming with my new PSP 3000. Man, I love that thing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 18, 2016, 08:14:34 PM
The competition got me into another game I hadn't played in almost 10 years, and I finally completed a luck-based game after an insane amount of effort.

Outpost Kaloki X (XBLA) - Was able to snag the "Survivor" achievement on my first try, without reteaching myself how to play it. I just loaded up the survival gamemode, bought one of everything to start, loaded weapons on the empty spaces, and then started selling everything to make room for more weapons. Glad I got this one so quickly, but it does seem as though my opponent either has no interest in putting forth the effort to beat me, or is secretly getting progress close to each achievement they can so they can complete them all at the end. My guess is the former, since he is actively playing a game not tied to our competition.

Sonic Adventure DX (XBLA) - Got to Knuckles for the achievement related to him that I needed for the competition and called it good at that. Only needed one more stage to get to him, luckily.

Gotham City Impostors (XBLA) - Played this one for a bit to see how hard it would be to get an achievement for my Head to Head competition and unlocked one achievement unrelated to it...but also realized this game would take a LOT of time to complete...and there are very few left playing it online...

Sonic 4 Episode 1 (XBLA) - Played this one for a bit to try to get to the end for an achievement, but was too tired to continue once I finished the 4th boss fight. If it looks like my opponent might catch up to me quickly, I will keep this one ready to pop with little effort.

Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) - Finally got this one finished by getting my third Extra Big win. I sunk a good 30 hours into grinding this one actively during the day whenever I could. Totally not worth the 5GS for the achievement, but I am glad to be done with this title.

Fusion Dots (WP) - Still not loading up, and when I looked at my SD card usage during a notification, it said the game was over 110 GB in size. My SD card is only 16GB...so something is definitely screwy with this one.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on March 18, 2016, 08:45:39 PM
Got into an achievement farming mood and have spent the last few days playing through all the free visual novels on Steam. Probably going to work through the few I have in my library from random bundles next.

I think I might die.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 19, 2016, 08:58:11 AM
Minecraft: Story Mode (Win 10) - Finally starting Episode 2 today and really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 20, 2016, 08:57:39 AM
The Little Mermaid: Undersea Treasures! (Win 8 ) - Trying to five star the last two levels with my daughter.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 20, 2016, 03:37:18 PM
Dead Island Riptide (X360) - Played for a couple more hours, making some good progress too. I like the defend-the-base missions and the fact that firearms actually do damage to zombies. In the first one, 8 shots to the head would barely put a dent in a zombie, but in this one, two or three shots to the dome brings them down. I haven't encountered any human enemies in this title though, and I know that the imbalance of damage in the first one was to emphasize that one shot to a human head kills them instantly, while a zombie should be harder to take down.

Fusion Dots (WP) - Lost my progress on this one after trying to creatively work around the problem. At least I can still grind out Diamonds...I will get this one done quickly once I finish the other titles I have progress on and can reset my phone. Even after moving everything and formatting the SD card, the phone still thinks it has a couple games installed that I cannot access, delete, re-download, or interact with at all. So I will finish up about 4 games I have and then start everything else on this phone over from the start.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 21, 2016, 08:44:44 AM
Pokémon Blue Version (GB) - Installed a new battery in my flea market find and now I'm reliving nostalgia!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 22, 2016, 09:17:53 AM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Starting Galactic Conquest with the Imperial army. Time to crush them Rebel scum!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on March 22, 2016, 04:33:36 PM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Starting Galactic Conquest with the Imperial army. Time to crush them Rebel scum!

Nice!  I only have Renegade Squadron, but I'd be curious to know how this one plays on the PSP, as compared to its console brethren.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 22, 2016, 06:03:28 PM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Starting Galactic Conquest with the Imperial army. Time to crush them Rebel scum!

Nice!  I only have Renegade Squadron, but I'd be curious to know how this one plays on the PSP, as compared to its console brethren.
It was interesting getting used to having to use face buttons in conjunction with the analog stick. Overall the game is just ok, the PS2 version is clearly superior in every aspect. There is no story mode in this one, just Instant Action and Galactic Conquest. The frame rate stutters at times but holds its own. There was never any online which hurt the longevity of this version back in the day. Overall this version is just average, the sequel improved on this in every way.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 22, 2016, 06:44:43 PM
Battlefront II had online? I played it a week after launch, and the online was dead.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 23, 2016, 02:38:41 AM
Sonic 4: Episode 1 (XBLA) - Boosted myself up to 99 lives for an achievement tied to my head-to-head competition.

Rockstar Table Tennis (X360) - Boosted online wins with an individual for 4 achievements, one of which was tied to the competition.

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (X360) - Took a picture with my son and Mickey for another H2H achievement. Also got another two achievements not tied to the competition.

Wik: Fable of Souls (XBLA) - Played for a bit trying to get 60 points in the looping bonus game, but my Internet kept dropping and I didn't feel like risking an achievement pop happening when disconnected, so I called it a night. It looks like my 12 year old gateway is finally calling it quits and I probably need a new one.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 23, 2016, 08:24:14 AM
Battlefront II had online? I played it a week after launch, and the online was dead.
Really? according to wikipedia, Battlefront II was one of the most played online games on Xbox.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 24, 2016, 01:23:29 AM
Head-to-Head achievement competition update: My opponent and I are tied 4-4, but my copy of Rock Band isn't reading...so it is looking like this will be one easy achievement my opponent has that I likely will not match in time. I found a copy on Gamestop.com in a location a couple miles away, but Denver is in lockdown due to the blizzard and I don't think I feel brave enough to break the law and drive there since I don't have a vehicle with 4-wheel drive or chains to attach to my Grand Am. We will see what the roads are like once the snow stops in the next couple of days...maybe I could snag it at the end of the matchup if I get lucky enough. Then again, the deeper I go into this, the more likely it becomes that I get matched with someone that doesn't have a job...or a wife...or kids...but does have all of the time in the world to play games.

Wik: Fable of Souls (X360) - Snagged the "Acrobatic Master" achievement while working towards the "Loop Master" achievement for my head-to-head competition this week, but I just cannot seem to make it work for me. My high score is 49 (I need 60) and I am not sure if I should keep trying for this one, or if I should move on to another achievement on the list. I will probably work harder at this one, since I don't feel like spending all of my time finishing Final Fantasy XIII, or beating Devil May Cry 4 or Marathon: Durandal from start to finish.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on March 24, 2016, 03:16:32 AM
Battlefront II had online? I played it a week after launch, and the online was dead.
Really? according to wikipedia, Battlefront II was one of the most played online games on Xbox.

the PC version had a really strong online community for quite a long time, at least a good 2 or 3 years after the game came out...last i checked there was still a handful of servers up a couple years ago, but i don't know if the online is still functional or not.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 24, 2016, 08:17:24 AM
I was on PS2 at the time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 24, 2016, 09:28:41 AM
Pokémon Blue Version (GB) - I now remember why Charmander is a bad starter in this game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 24, 2016, 09:33:14 AM
I always went with Charmander, and had to do the initial grind.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 24, 2016, 12:28:42 PM
I always went with Charmander, and had to do the initial grind.
I got passed Brock just fine, Misty is just destroying me right now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on March 24, 2016, 09:01:46 PM
Harley's Humongous Adventure - SNES - Felt an itch to play a retro platformer last night so I decided to pop this in. i made it quite far last night but not far enough to finish it, but this morning i jumped right back in and beat it on the first attempt without using a continue. it's a really solid platformer, not too difficult but still challenging at times. the controls are pretty good, though attacking while jumping can be awkward. luckily you can fire straight up, making most flying enemies easy enough.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 25, 2016, 06:01:11 AM
Wik: Fable of Souls (XBLA) - Snagged the Loop Master achievement I needed after a little more practice and called it good on this title.

Rock Band (X360) - Beat a single song on Expert without missing a note as the bassist using only up-strums for an achievement related to my head to head matchup and was done with this game.

Terraria (XBLA) - Dug down to the bottom of the map for the "Rock Bottom" achievement with my little brother. I had to convince him to start the game and wouldn't you know it?, he immediately fell in love with it and kept playing solo while I moved on to another game. Ha ha

Charlie Murder (XBLA) - Started a campaign with a new character, unlocked his signature move, and used it to kill 7 enemies for another achievement related to my matchup. Stopped playing after that.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (X360) - Glitched the achievement I needed for my matchup while still online and without clearing my cache. My opponent also got this achievement, but he did it offline after clearing his cache, so it didn't count towards the matchup for him. I lucked out on this one, but now the score is 9-5 in my favor, so I think I will win even if his achievement did count properly.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 26, 2016, 06:17:27 PM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Crushed the Rebels, time to play as Clone troopers in the Republic.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 27, 2016, 02:11:00 AM
Mortal Kombat (X360) - My objective was to purchase 50% of the Krypt for the achievement tied to my matchup; I played through the story mode and a little bit of the challenge ladder to gain enough koins to complete the task. Even on beginner, I struggled with a lot of the matches, and couldn't finish the storyline. I gave up on beating Shao Khan with Raiden after about 15 attempts, but getting to that point earned me enough koins to buy what I needed, so it worked out. I really enjoyed it though, Smoke was definitely my favorite character to use, and Liu Kang was my least preferred.

Heavy Weapon (XBLA) - Broke out some extra controllers and hair-ties and survived for well over the 12 minutes I needed for the achievement. Also got 12 enemies with a single nuke for another achievement as a little bonus. I forgot how entertaining this title is.

Score is now 11-8 with one day left to earn more. Looking at the list, I think I have him beat, but with a boosting partner, he could catch me with about two hours of gameplay, so we will see what he does.

EDIT: I received a concession message from my opponent this evening thanking me for my competitiveness. 11-8 looks like it will be the final score, which is good because I need to catch up on a little sleep, and since my wife has the night off, I will actually be able to lay in the same bed at the same time with her for the first time in a couple weeks.

Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (WP) - Jumped back into this one to clear it off of my phone; got through the second and third chapters and a little ways through the fourth. I am not enjoying it as much as I thought I would, though...the controls are terrible, which is to be expected from a DS title being ported onto a phone.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 28, 2016, 07:56:10 AM
Pokémon Blue Version (GB) - Finally managed to beat Misty, now arriving in Vermillion City to fight Lt. Surge.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on March 28, 2016, 03:09:17 PM
859 hours and 4 minutes since i started playing Battlefield 3 (PC) and i finally hit Colonel 100 (max rank).

 - I have everything unlocked for everything in the game. that's all rank based unlocks, weapon attachments, vehicle unlocks, assignment unlocks, and co-op unlocks.

 - I have at least one Service Star (100 kills per weapon) for all weapons that can be awarded one, including pistols.

 - finished all battlelog assignments (including all the DLC too)

 - finished all Origin achievements

 - all co-op missions finished on hard

 - finished the campaign

 - earned 1 or more of every ribbon

 - earned 56/57 medals (i need 22 more victories in Air Superiority mode to get the last medal)

 - dog tags are the only thing i don't care about, as many of them were timed promotions that can't be unlocked anymore, so i'm missing a fair number of those. i have many dog tags though.

none of this was earned from boosting, everything was earned naturally through playing in public servers with random people or friends.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 29, 2016, 06:04:47 AM
On to the next opponent...

Sneak King (X360) - Hid 33 times and then completed a mission to pop the "Camera Shy" Achievement. I am glad I decided to only do a few before completing a mission, since I figured I had to have been well on my way to 100 already with previous progress.

Crackdown (X360) - Beat all of the missions in time attack mode on the highest difficulty with my little bro in co-op for three achievements, the one I needed was to complete just one mission in co-op, but he needed the others, so we spent a couple hours cranking those missions out.

Fallout: New Vegas (X360) - I need to finish the game aligned with the NCR for this one, but my save has me at the end of the game with the legion, so I am pretty screwed here, but I started killing Legion members to hopefully save my standing with the NCR to obtain their quests, so we will see where that takes me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on March 29, 2016, 09:11:12 AM
At long last, Killer Instinct Season 3 is here! Gargos is coming to it in May, so I need to get in some serious practice! :D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 29, 2016, 11:08:49 AM
At long last, Killer Instinct Season 3 is here! Gargos is coming to it in May, so I need to get in some serious practice! :D
It snuck onto the Windows Store early this morning, may give it a download!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 29, 2016, 12:02:00 PM
If you have XB1 data for Killer Instinct, load it up first before launching W10. Otherwise, you won't import your progress.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 29, 2016, 01:34:30 PM
If you have XB1 data for Killer Instinct, load it up first before launching W10. Otherwise, you won't import your progress.
Don't have an Xbox One. On the other side, I can't finish downloading it until later when the kids are asleep and I can use all the bandwidth.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on March 30, 2016, 05:31:03 AM
Fallout: New Vegas (X360) - I was past the point of no return for the achievement I needed, so I spent a good 4 hours this evening/morning powering through to where I have to protect President Kimball. I got it done pretty quickly, but I worry that I spent too much time on it and that I might not be able to get as many of the others with the lost time now working against me.

Call of Duty: MW2 (X360) - Completed the "Ghost" achievement for the matchup very quickly. Achievements like this remind me that there was once a time that I played games before looking at the achievement lists. Ha ha

Left 4 Dead 2 (X360) - Loaded up a private match with another controller and killed 3 minutes waiting for the "SCAVENGE HUNT" achievement to unlock. Another easy one, but that just means it is also likely to be quick and easy for my opponent as well. 5-5 is the score as of this posting with 4 days left in the match.

NEXT DAY:

ilomilo (XBLA) - Jumped into the shuffle mini-game to get a score of at least 500 for an achievement. It was a lot of fun, pretty challenging, and I probably never would have known about it were it not for the achievement attached to it since you have to enter a secret code at the title screen to unlock it.

Bioshock 2 (X360) - Jumped into multiplayer to try to level up a bit, but the servers are dead...super dead...so I doubt either me or my opponent will be leveling to 20 by the end of the match week.

Sonic Adventure (XBLA) - Unlocked Amy with Sonic after playing the Sky Chase sub-mission for the achievement I needed related to Amy.

Left 4 Dead (X360) - Tried to boot this one up for a quick achievement, but my disc cannot be read. It isn't any more scratched than the last time I played it since it has set on my shelf exclusively over the last 4 years or so since I played it last...which means my laser must be wearing out and having a harder time reading less than perfect discs...Depending on my opponent's strength in this matchup...I might have to go and get it resurfaced, which I hate doing since it costs more to to that than to buy most of the games I have...

Condemned 2: Bloodshot (X360) - Loaded up the practice arena and played through a few rounds to get 50 kills with pipes, didn't take too long and it reminded me of the interactive hand-to-hand combat this game displayed when you became unarmed.

Skyrim (X360) - Jumped in to start and complete the first Dark Brotherhood quest for the achievement tied to it. I was already pretty well into the storyline of the game, so it went quickly. I happened to be in the city where I needed to be to kill my mark, and after sleeping, I was taken to a new location for my first actual kill as a Dark Brotherhood member. Took just a few minutes.

Mass Effect (X360) - I wasn't sure if my original character knew the "Sabotage" skill I needed to use for the achievement tied to it, so I loaded up that save to see and ended up watching the ending cutscene all over again...I really did like this game. Ha ha But my character did not know the skill, so I started a new character, leveled up enough to unlock the sabotage skill, and used it 75 times for the achievement.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on March 31, 2016, 04:54:21 PM
Pokémon Blue Version (GB) - Arrived in Lavender Town, forgot I can't see ghosts yet. Now I'm heading to Celadon City defeating random trainers along the way.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 01, 2016, 04:19:30 AM
Left 4 Dead (X360) - Bought some Scratch Out and resurfaced my disc to make it playable. I was able to split-screen the achievement I needed for killing a survivor after they entered and then exited the safe-house.

Bioshock 2 (X360) - Played some multiplayer successfully to get to level 20 for the achievement I needed, but found out that there are a few people hacking the game online the hard way, making my path to level 20 take even longer, since kills would register as suicides, damage would be neglected, and movement was slowed, among other issues they created.

Borderlands 2 (X360) - Started farming kills at close range with shotguns to try to get my "Challenge Accepted" Achievement, but got tired and called it a night before I could finish. I also need splash damage kills with the rocket launcher, but with Logan's Gun and an absorb shield equipped, I will make short work of that one.

12-7 is the score at the time of this post. Hopefully he backs off, but I doubt it since the people will only get more serious about it as I fall deeper into it.

Two Days Later:

After some serious sleep and some time with the wife and kids, I am back into it. 14-8 is the score with one day left.

The Orange Box (X360) - Knocked out three achievements total during the session, needed to kill 30 bad guys with physics objects using the gravity gun.

Mortal Kombat (X360) - Just needed one flawless victory online for this one. Quick and easy thanks to my youngest brother helping me out with a boost.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 04, 2016, 09:00:20 AM
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Win 8 ) - Playing Arcade mode as Noel.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 04, 2016, 12:04:42 PM
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Boshamp33 has won their match in UHH 2016 - beat DavidDoes 14 - 8

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Boshamp33   NEO CRIMS0N
GAME        ACHIEVEMENT   TA   GS   RATIO
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim   Complete "The Eye of Magnus" 40   (30)   1.34      
Devil May Cry 4   Skilled Devil Hunter Defeat a total of 1,000 enemies. 54   (30)   1.81      
Super Contra   Endurance Both players must complete level 1 without losing lives in an Xbox Live CO-OP game. 20   (10)   1.96      
Guitar Hero II   400K Pair Got 400,000 points on a song in Cooperative 60   (30)   2.00      
Devil May Cry 4   The First Circle Clear stage 10 of Bloody Palace Mode. 21   (10)   2.07      
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars   Simon Says you LOSE   Negative Achievement: Lose a single player game 3 times in a row 0   (0)   2.26      
Big Bumpin   Mine!   Own The Puck for 10 minutes total in games online 48   (20)   2.39      
Guitar Hero II   Expert Tour Champ Beat the Expert tour 73   (30)   2.44      
Yaris   Bot in the City Defeated the City Transformer! 64   (25)   2.55      
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars   Secret: Welcome to 2047 Press the A button 2047 times, the year the game takes place 52   (20)   2.58      
Super Contra   Four Levels Complete level 4 in Single Player mode. 53   (20)   2.66      
Astropop   Puzzle Commander Perfectly solve 10 bonus puzzles. 27   (10)   2.68      
Guitar Hero II   600K Pair Got 600,000 points on a song in Cooperative 85   (30)   2.82      
Rock Band   Flawless Drumming Scored 100% notes hit as a drummer on Expert 29   (10)   2.85      
Feeding Frenzy   Shark Eater    Awarded for eating 1000 sharks. 66   (20)   3.28      
Yaris   Can't Touch This Raced all 8 tracks in one sitting and completed the final track with full shields. 66   (20)   3.32      
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance   Surfs Up Silver Surfer was unlocked as a playable hero. 106   (30)   3.52      
Peggle   Peggle Professor Impressed the Peggle Masters by completing every level in Challenge Mode. 108   (25)   4.33      
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance   The Destroyer Won 100 Arcade Mode Levels. 119   (25)   4.77      
Sneak King   Sneak King! Complete all Challenges in entire game 133   (25)   5.32

15 achievements that I see are easy, or just require some time to complete. Don't let the TA ratios fool you on some of these.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 04, 2016, 03:44:59 PM
Peggle isn't going to happen, I have had that achievement on my list three weeks in a row now. Ha ha But I should be able to power through Marvel pretty quickly, I will boost Yaris with my little bro, and save a couple of others towards the end for a sneak attack in the last hour of the matchup if I need to do so, but some of these worry me. I have little progress into Sneak King, DMC4, Astropop, and Feeding Frenzy...and have no way to boost the online stuff this time around since my little bro doesn't own GHII, Big Bumpin', or Super Contra. It is always hard to find boosting partners since my gaming time doesn't start until after 10 p.m. MST...which means most of the people that play are already asleep and in the eastern time zone anyway. But I agree with you, a lot of these ratios are a result of the games being older, not necessarily harder.

My opponent is already up on me 2-0, but looking at his previous matches, he seems to power through everything he can do in the list, then stops. He finished his last match in 3 days and did not obtain any other achievements at all during the last 4 days of his match.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 05, 2016, 10:56:40 AM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Time to rule the galaxy as a Droideka!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 07, 2016, 01:11:38 PM
Rock Band Unplugged (PSP) - I actually kinda like this better then the console games. Starting a Tour on Easy  with my band Silent Skeleton.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 07, 2016, 07:01:25 PM
Had no time at all for games over the last three days, and my opponent went up on me 6-0. I think my only chance might be to play DMC4 and get the two of those since they require beating the game completely and then doing a bonus mode. 6-2 now after playing last night for a bit.

Yaris (XBLA) - played with my little bro and got pretty frustrated until we powered through to stage 7 individually to unlock them in multiplayer, then we found a glitch for unlimited coins and didn't have any problems completing the game after that. Ha ha We weren't even going for the million coins achievement either, I just needed to beat the game in one sitting, but it felt really cool to find a glitch without having known about it prior. Got 6 achievements total, and the 2 I needed for beating the stage 4 boss and for completing the game in one sitting with full shields at the end of the final stage we played.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 07, 2016, 07:14:47 PM
Let me guess - ran into the edge of the geometry on accident and got stuck?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 08, 2016, 05:35:16 AM
Yup. Ha ha During one of the spirals I got stuck and started button mashing to try to escape and starting racking up coins as a result.

Down 8-2 now, and my opponent boosted an online 4-player achievement I will definitely not get, so I think I might lose this one.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (X360) - Played through the Comic Missions to try to unlock Sliver Surfer and got stuck on Storm before realizing I could drive the bumper cars at the end of the stage...I must have died 15 times before realizing it. Not the best use of my time being down 6 points late in the matchup...

Devil May Cry 4 (X360) - Tried playing a little to see if I could blast through it quickly, but only got about 5 missions in before getting bored of it. I might power through it tomorrow since I am pretty confident my opponent will not play this game through for the two achievements we need.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on April 08, 2016, 09:21:44 AM
Still playing Miracle Warriors.  Got some more grinding to do but I enjoy it for a very early RPG.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 08, 2016, 09:57:12 AM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Playing as the Rebels now, then go through the campaign on Hard for the completion.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 10, 2016, 08:43:19 AM
Rock Band Unplugged (PSP) - Some of these songs are going to suck on Expert, especially anything Blink-182/Motorhead/Rush etc.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 10, 2016, 03:27:48 PM
3-9 is the score at the time of this posting, 12 hours left in the matchup.

Devil May Cry 4 (X360) - I freakin' beat the game on Devil Hunter mode! I know it is the 2nd least difficult of the 6 difficulties the game comes with, but I am still proud of myself for powering through that beast. Normal is a cake-walk, and Devil Hunter steps it up 3-4 fold in difficulty from there, so it is a bit of an accomplishment for someone with little experience with combo-making, which I HAD to do to beat it on this difficulty. Now that I have unlocked the bloody palace, I can get the two achievements tied to this game that I need for my matchup, and although I know my opponent doesn't have the time to match these achievements...he already has two himself that I cannot obtain in the time left...and one of them gives him enough points for the tiebreaker if that should happen...but it was fun to play some old games, and that is good enough for me if I lose.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: two_scoop_steve on April 10, 2016, 08:28:37 PM
Picked up a PS4 today so I started to play Bloodborne. Pretty impressive game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 11, 2016, 12:50:01 PM
Pretty epic run at the end to try to catch my opponent. 8-10 was the final score. I might have caught him if my 360 hadn't froze twice while I was grinding out the 100 arcade wins achievement in Marvel: UA, but such is the circumstance. Now I can focus on the GTASC completely as well as my end of year goals.

Devil May Cry 4 (X360) - Bloody Palace mode is evil. Not only is it your traditional "100 level" dungeon, but it is also timed with bonuses for ending levels damage free. I got to level 20, but the fight at that level is Belial (I think that is his name, the fire centaur), and I was not ready for that to come out of nowhere. I got the complete 10 levels achievement, though. And that was the one I needed. I will definitely be playing this one again to beat it on Human mode and to unlock more orbs and souls. I won't get super far, but learning the timing on Nero's combos has me yearning for more...maybe I will do a little better now at Mortal Kombat and other fighters like it.

Feeding Frenzy (XBLA) - Worked my way to 1000 sharks and got the ranking achievement as a bonus. I should be able to complete the game depending on how difficult time attack mode is now that I have already ground my way towards the rest of the achievements I need.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (X360) - Unlocked silver surfer by completing the final comic mission I needed, also got 100 arcade wins and 4000 kills. Just a few achievements left to complete this one.

Command & Conquer 3 (X360) - Unlocked an achievement for pressing "A" 2047 times...it would have been a lot cooler to unlock that as a secret achievement through normal gameplay instead of grinding it. But that is just the way it happened for me.

Rabbids Big Bang (WP) - FINALLY!!!! I completed this title by earning 3 stars on all levels, including the new, super difficult ones that came after the title update. It was worth 36 GamerScore, and I HATED having a GS ending in anything other than a 0 or 5, so this completion means even more to me. I still wish I had played it before the title update, though...it would have been done forever ago, and I wouldn't have had to sink so much time into retrying the same missions over and over again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 11, 2016, 05:32:27 PM
Was hoping to start the new Ratchet & Clank today, as Amazon normally gets me day one releases a day early for some reason. Days not over yet, but we're past the point where I normally get UPS deliveries in this area (outside of December).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 13, 2016, 08:38:08 AM
Puzzle by Nikoli X Sudoku (Win 10) - Doesn't seem to have a problem thankfully like most people. the touchscreen is responsive.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on April 13, 2016, 08:43:55 AM
Rock Band Unplugged (PSP) - Some of these songs are going to suck on Expert, especially anything Blink-182/Motorhead/Rush etc.

I got this recently and played through part of the tutorial.  I think it will be a challenge, even on the easier modes.  I'm hoping the library of songs doesn't lean too far in the early 2000's radio rock category, and there's plenty of classic stuff in the mix like with earlier Guitar Hero games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 13, 2016, 12:37:09 PM
Rock Band Unplugged (PSP) - Some of these songs are going to suck on Expert, especially anything Blink-182/Motorhead/Rush etc.

I got this recently and played through part of the tutorial.  I think it will be a challenge, even on the easier modes.  I'm hoping the library of songs doesn't lean too far in the early 2000's radio rock category, and there's plenty of classic stuff in the mix like with earlier Guitar Hero games.
No, there is pretty decent mix dating back to the 70's. And more songs to download through PSN ;)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 13, 2016, 02:43:30 PM
Back to playing by my own direction...Gaming is so much easier when you are told what to play instead of staring at the collection wondering what to play next...Ha ha

Soul Calibur V (X360) - The last game I need to complete for a finished set of all 4 Soul Calibur titles on the Xbox. I completed all of the miscellaneous achievements within the menus and even found a good mix of players still online at 1 in the morning. Thank goodness for fans of the series and a worldwide audience. Ha ha I did pretty well online to start, but when I noticed an achievement for getting 10 wins as Ezio and started to use him...I just couldn't win. Ha ha I also beat Izret's Leaderboard arcade score by about a full minute to snag the "Beat a rival's arcade time" achievement, completed arcade mode on hard, and completed the arcade mode following the path through Asia. Just a little more work online to get up to 50 wins and 100 matches played, starting and getting through the story, and completing a lot of miscellaneous achievements for guard impacts, ring outs, etc...and this one should be done in just a few sessions...but finding people playing ranked matches seems to be more difficult than casual players.

NEXT EVENING EDIT:

Yaris (XBLA) - No reason to keep the final couple achievements on hold now that I have been eliminated, so my little bro and I boosted the million coins and let me win a ranked match so we could be done with this one.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (X360) - Got an achievement for having Dr. Doom speak with himself towards the end of the story mode. Now I just need to finish another 3 comic missions with a gold ranking and toss some more enemies off ledges and I will be done with this title as well.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 14, 2016, 08:00:21 AM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Starting Galactic Conquest on Elite difficulty now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on April 15, 2016, 12:44:47 PM
Been playing Dark Souls 3 past few days and have been streaming live everyday on YouTube. Its been fun so far, the videos are pretty raw. I am dying a lot.

It seems there are more swarms of enemies than before. Which means if you are not dodging, luring and timing attacks correctly death is certain in those situations. I would say the game is more difficult than Dark Souls 2, not sure if reaches Dark Souls 1. Definitely having fun though, because what can I say, I love hard games


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 16, 2016, 10:17:13 AM
Killzone: Liberation (PSP) - This seems promising so far. I like the twin-stick shooter angle here.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 18, 2016, 05:38:52 AM
Two nights of gaming, all of it was for the same title:

Dead Island Riptide (X360) - Completed the game after about another 8 hours total gameplay. Just had to finish with about 20 more collectables and finishing the storyline. Completing the whole thing in co-op and starting with my save file from the first title in the series was extremely helpful. On to the next game...probably more Soul Cal V or FFXIII.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on April 18, 2016, 08:01:20 AM
Quantum Break (X1) - A good game with some minor flaws. It's worth a rental. I don't want to say much as the story is 90% of this game.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - Just started.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 18, 2016, 10:56:27 PM
Thanks to the UHH (Ultimate Head to Head) on TA i have popped in some old games briefly and had limited success.
I put a few minutes into Castlevania: SotN.
30ish in Sonic Adventure
Currently working thru Blade Kitten.

I have a feeling i will be getting eliminated in week one tho. My opponent had the jump on me from day 1 and i have actually sort of competed against him before lol

I think this was my last post in here.... I got eliminated in week one....


I ended up starting Dungeon Fighter Live on the 360. My Irish friends drove me to it was a decent change of pace. Shame the game wasn't more fun tho. I remember liking Sacred Citadel more. Waiting on one more person to hit level 20 so a group of 4 can run thru and get my final achievements.

Also decided to tackle Bejeweled 2 again which has been the bane of my existence for years. All i have left is ~250 hyper cubes now after recompleting several modes again. This game will be completed this month.

Gems of War before bed every night on the One. I think i am just shy of level 84. I need to hit 100.

Also on the One getting in an hour or 2 of Chivalry here and there with Mango. We wrapped the worst character tonight and started on the quicker ones. I think we are around halfway done time wise now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 19, 2016, 04:38:03 AM
Tried playing some Charlie Murder with my little bro, but we are stuck at a difficult part and since his wife is due with their first child tomorrow...we decided to keep it on hold until after their baby comes. Ha ha So I turned my attention to SoulCal V.

SoulCalibur V (X360) - I ranked up twice in Ranked play, knocked out the story mode in about an hour, and snagged a couple smaller achievements along the way. I have now completed half of the game, and am getting that much closer to completing this title, and with it, conquering the entire 4 game SoulCalibur series on the Xbox.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 19, 2016, 08:15:35 AM
Killzone: Liberation (PSP) - I'm probably missing a good part of the story due to not playing the first game, but still enjoying it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 20, 2016, 04:42:41 PM
SoulCalibur V (X360) - Ranked up halfway to the point I need to get to and managed to get 10 wins with Ezio for that achievement, so now I can go back to using Xiba (Kilik in most other SC games), and Astaroth when I need to ensure a win. Now that I have ranked up to D5, I need to make sure I win online because losses remove points at this stage in the game. Also started making progress into some of the attack based achievements and quick attack mode. Just 15 achievements to go, and most of them should pass quickly enough, but unless more people get online in Ranked matches, ranking up might take a boosting partner or a lot longer to complete.

Edit: Next day of play

SCV (X360) - Up to 75 matches played and 20 wins with a Rank of D4 now. (Playing as Ezio without practicing a little with him really killed the percentage to start) Also got myself up to 50 ring out victories and 30 guard bursts. 11 achievements to go.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 23, 2016, 12:22:37 PM
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (Win 10) - Been hankering to play this again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 24, 2016, 02:25:24 AM
Noticed I was pretty close to a bonus for ending the week with a multiple of 1,000 GS, so I powered through a few MK achievements and one in sonic before crashing for the night.

Mortal Kombat (X360) - Did the training mode and completed a tag attack for 4 achievements total.

Sonic 4 Episode 1 (XBLA) - Sped through Act I of the first world in less than a minute for the last 35GS I needed to make it an even 1,000 for the week. Proud of myself for taking the time to memorize enemy locations to attack them and get the boosts off of them I needed. Ended it in about 50 seconds, so definitely room for error with this achievement.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 24, 2016, 10:39:34 AM
Puzzle by Nikoli X Sudoku (Win 10) - Finished the rest of the puzzles this morning.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on April 25, 2016, 08:10:49 AM
Dark Souls 3 (X1) - My favorite game this year. There are ton of small tweaks that make it a much better experience than Dark Souls 2.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on April 26, 2016, 02:41:33 PM
Still plugging away at Miracle Warriors.  Not a bad 8-bit game.  The map is almost a must!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 26, 2016, 10:08:27 PM
007 Legends (Wii U) - Plowing through the Goldfinger story, then played some Team Conflict matches online.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: topkek88 on April 26, 2016, 10:09:06 PM
Lordy lord I've been busy 😅 I've lately been bouncing between StarCraft: Brood War and WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos.

Skyrim has consumed most of my hours, however. In a month I've gone from level 1 to level 62. I have now beat the Dawngaurd, Dragonborn, and main questions. I will consider the game completed when I have all perks in each skill tree.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Wempster on April 27, 2016, 04:19:07 AM
Still plugging away at Miracle Warriors.  Not a bad 8-bit game.  The map is almost a must!
I passed on picking that up at the flea market this past weekend.  How is it? 


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on April 27, 2016, 04:24:34 AM
Been plodding along with lots and lots of free games on Steam for achievement hording reasons. All these visual novels are going to be the end of me.

On a different note, TellTales improved system looks and plays great in the Michonne games. If this is a sign of things to come, then Season 3 and the Batman game are going to be amazing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on April 27, 2016, 05:24:17 AM
Must...finish...Ys II..


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 27, 2016, 10:00:24 AM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Back to grinding through Galactic Conquest on Elite difficulty.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 27, 2016, 10:05:39 AM
1 win shy of level 91 in Gems of War. Need to hit level 100 to be finished with leveling. Still need to upgrade a troop to mythic rarity. It is looking like that will take much longer than i had hoped.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 27, 2016, 10:07:45 AM
Must...finish...EVERYTHING.
Working on Blobster (WP) right now, and have a bunch of stuff I have in progress, such as Parking Mania. I did start playing Sunset Overdrive (XB1), which was fun, but I keep getting interrupted to do things.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 27, 2016, 07:01:16 PM
SoulCalibur V (X360) - Finally leveled up to D1 in ranked and got my 50th win online...now I just have to figure out how I am going to beat some of the most difficult quick battle opponents. Instead of working from easiest to hardest, I have been keeping a good mix, but I cannot manage to beat anyone ranked A3 or higher. I have a couple of them beat, but it is taking a TON of retries. Only 20,000 steps into the 87,600 step achievement, so at least it is ok if it takes me a while to beat them all.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on April 28, 2016, 12:38:09 AM
I'm pretty sure you can use one characters move over and over to beat everyone. I just don't remember who.... You might have actually needed to use 2 characters as one spammer might work better against certain people.

All those fighters blur together....



Halfway thru 91 in Gems of War.

841/1000 Hypercubes in Bejeweled2


I'm not sure if i am capable of real gaming anymore... Been doing so much gems of war and grinding out Chivalry an hour at a time here and there when me and the boosting buddy happen to be on at the same time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 28, 2016, 12:56:56 AM
If the movesets were left alone from previous titles in the series, I would be unstoppable after all of the hundreds of hours I spent with Kilik, Taki, and Talim in SCII...but Noooo!...they just had to throw a huge wrench in after SCIV for whatever reason. Ha ha That being said, I had great luck online with Elysium, using her mimicry of Taki, Hilde, and Xianghua very well since they resemble their moves from the older titles, but I am garbage with Tira, Viola, and Ivy, so it was luck of the draw. (I would love to learn how to use Viola well, though...the stuff I have seen used against me with that crystal ball is amazing)

Offline, I have been having luck with Astaroth's range and RB grab attack, but some of the characters just aren't fooled. I wish I had old-school Raphael for a "Y" mashing fest, or Kilik's old moveset. Being able to easily hit High, Middle, and Low with 3 different 3-5 hit combos would have definitely been enough to keep the AI guessing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 28, 2016, 10:12:17 AM
They destroyed Talim's moveset after SCII. :'(
"Wind, guide me!"

...for the record, I was 2000+ Wins, ~50 losses in the arcade with Talim. Good times.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on April 28, 2016, 08:19:31 PM
played about 30 minutes of my first Dynasty Warriors game, #5 in the series. really really liked it a lot, i don't know where the series has been all my life. excited to try more and others  in the series.

played some of Onimusha 3 Demon Siege and got the same impression as with DW5. It looks story heavy and i was worried about potential spoilers as i haven't played the first 2 games, so i didn't get far. what i did see looked really awesome though!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 29, 2016, 08:46:43 AM
As a warning tech, Dynasty Warriors 7 was a major change in the series, so DW6 would be the last one that would feel "similar". My favorites were 3, 4, and 5.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 29, 2016, 10:32:53 AM
Shark Dash (Win 10) - Starting this today.
EDIT: Apparently this game is quite broken on Windows 10 and given that Gameloft don't support titles older then a year, I don't see a patch happening.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 29, 2016, 11:34:38 AM
They destroyed Talim's moveset after SCII. :'(
"Wind, guide me!"

I definitely used Link a lot more than I care to admit as well, he was too cheap not to use. Ha ha I really did love Talim even though I never really got too good with her complete moveset. I pretty much mastered Kilik though, and started learning how to take Taki to the air during the start of some combos as well.

As a warning tech, Dynasty Warriors 7 was a major change in the series, so DW6 would be the last one that would feel "similar". My favorites were 3, 4, and 5.

I have never actually played a DW game myself, but I have played Ninety Nine Nights and Hyrule Warriors and I have no complaints about them. I usually harp on titles when focus is taken away from the story in favor of the action, but unlike most FPS titles that I hate for that...the couple games I have played from this genre were definitely more personalized and tasteful with the balance.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 29, 2016, 03:28:18 PM
N3 is more fantasy based. DW is actually based off a historical fiction novel (Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which has its own game series that is strategy-based...which also ties in with Nobunaga's Ambition and Kessen...and others...), so they HAVE to be centered around the story in some aspect.

OKAY, SO I HAVE THE TRANSLATED NOVELS, AND MOST OF THE GAMES... They're still fun.  :P DW7 and DW8 felt more labored than the previous iterations, and I wasn't a fan of how they changed up some of the characters. I dipped my toes into Three Kingdoms with Nobunaga's Ambition on SNES, and later fell in love with DW2 and 3. My neighbor and I spent 300 hours maxing out every character in DW4.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on April 29, 2016, 05:02:53 PM
N3 is more fantasy based. DW is actually based off a historical fiction novel (Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which has its own game series that is strategy-based...which also ties in with Nobunaga's Ambition and Kessen...and others...), so they HAVE to be centered around the story in some aspect.

OKAY, SO I HAVE THE TRANSLATED NOVELS, AND MOST OF THE GAMES... They're still fun.  :P DW7 and DW8 felt more labored than the previous iterations, and I wasn't a fan of how they changed up some of the characters. I dipped my toes into Three Kingdoms with Nobunaga's Ambition on SNES, and later fell in love with DW2 and 3. My neighbor and I spent 300 hours maxing out every character in DW4.

i was totally getting the historical fiction vibe from DW5, i'll have to read Romance of the Three Kingdoms someday to better understand the character motivations and time period. i feel like the games themselves possibly don't have a lot of story because they expect people to have some knowledge of the source material to fill in the blanks.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 29, 2016, 05:27:51 PM
N3 is more fantasy based. DW is actually based off a historical fiction novel (Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which has its own game series that is strategy-based...which also ties in with Nobunaga's Ambition and Kessen...and others...), so they HAVE to be centered around the story in some aspect.
This new DW certainly looks interesting.
http://gematsu.com/2016/04/first-look-dynasty-warriors-eiketsuden


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 29, 2016, 07:48:47 PM
I totally forgot about Kessen! I did play at least some of the first one back in the day, even though I own all three...but I don't have to explain myself...at least not to you guys. Ha ha


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 29, 2016, 08:21:47 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/7119005901/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1461979125&sr=1-3&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=the+romance+of+three+kingdoms&dpPl=1&dpID=5108NBMBKTL&ref=plSrch

This is the version I own. I've had it since high school. I should buy Journey to the West and Outlaws of the Marsh. They're all considered Chinese literary classics, much like Iliad and Odyssey were for Greece. Journey to the West has a huge influence on literature, if you haven't read it yet...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 30, 2016, 10:54:48 AM
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PSP) - Finally nearing the end lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: topkek88 on May 02, 2016, 05:04:14 PM
I've been gorging on Skyrim for a while now, finally reached 63. I've completed the Dragonborn DLC thus I've completed each main quest line.

I've also finished Super Mario Bros. and I'm playing through 2 and the Lost Levels now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on May 03, 2016, 09:18:30 AM
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (360) - Almost at the end I think, my daughter keeps calling the bald kid Charlie Brown lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 03, 2016, 12:20:13 PM
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (360) - Almost at the end I think, my daughter keeps calling the bald kid Charlie Brown lol

Wait...there was more than one battle in this game? ;)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on May 03, 2016, 04:38:05 PM
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (360) - Almost at the end I think, my daughter keeps calling the bald kid Charlie Brown lol

Wait...there was more than one battle in this game? ;)
I guess so, it really just boils down to mashing x/b and one boring cut-scene to the next lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 03, 2016, 05:30:25 PM
I was making a joke in regards to the achievement list for that title. You can literally get 1000 GS in about 30 seconds during the first battle...which I did to "Complete" the game...and then returned it to Blockbuster shortly after that. Lol


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on May 03, 2016, 05:56:27 PM
I was making a joke in regards to the achievement list for that title. You can literally get 1000 GS in about 30 seconds during the first battle...which I did to "Complete" the game...and then returned it to Blockbuster shortly after that. Lol

That was the intention. The game is bad and the easy 1000gs was a quick add by the devs to sell the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 03, 2016, 11:21:14 PM
It took us 3-4 weeks but we finally finished Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. Takes about 12-15 hours of boosting. At one time that would have taken me 2 days.... sometimes just one.

Closing in on level 96 in Gems of War.

~95 more Hypercubes in Bejeweled 2.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on May 04, 2016, 06:28:45 AM
I was making a joke in regards to the achievement list for that title. You can literally get 1000 GS in about 30 seconds during the first battle...which I did to "Complete" the game...and then returned it to Blockbuster shortly after that. Lol
I knew that ;) I was just dragged into playing it again, and it doesn't get any better after earning all the achievements in that first battle.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on May 04, 2016, 04:37:05 PM
Beat Miracle Warriors today.  Woo hoo!  Go vote on what I should play next in this forum.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on May 04, 2016, 05:14:54 PM
Got all the achievements in Half-Life 2, finally. That was a vastly bigger pain in the ass than I thought it would be.
Off to do the same in Episode One!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 04, 2016, 10:50:03 PM
Patched/launched SW: Battlefront to collect the 4,444 credits for playing on Star Wars day.

Should be able to pass level 97 in Gems of War before i fall asleep. Still not even close on the mythic troop which is sad...
Hopefully i start getting crazy lucky with the treasure chests or next week has a legendary troop on sale and i can pull together enough glory to buy 6 of them (which is A LOT of glory...)

Also the Glory symbol on Gems of War reminds me of the P Wing. Pretty sure at one point it even had a G on it.
(http://gow.mengmeizi.com/Images/Glory/Thumbnails/Glory_tn.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 05, 2016, 03:47:53 PM
Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360) - Started the last couple days with a couple easy and fast achievements for the start of the Leap Frog Competition on TA.com. Took care of the first 3 stages, (Even though the third is entirely a backstory cutscene), and will work on finishing the fourth today before taking a break from it to get more difficult achievements to stay in the competition longer.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 05, 2016, 10:38:09 PM
I just found out Tynstar snuck* past me in completed games. He is sitting at 645 to my 637 (He also had a several year head start... He will counter with i was a jobless bum for a year or so...)
This makes me very sad.

Should hit level 100 in Gems of War tonight. More likely tomorrow before work. Once that happens i'll be focusing on knocking out a bunch of games in my back log to reclaim my throne.


*According to spellcheck snuck is not a word. According to spellcheck spellcheck is a word tho....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 06, 2016, 01:18:58 AM
Those time consuming grinds are the biggest thing I can think of that would allow him to do it. Going back in the months and looking at our stats shows he has been knocking out tons of quick games while you were grinding Mortal Kombat X, World of Tanks, Project Spark, Gems of War, Titanfall, Roblox, and definitely Blacklight: Tango Down. Get to working on that backlog, Iz! Or don't...my little brother is only a few thousand GS ahead of me...then my sights turn to mr. Shadow Kisuragi...but since his focus is exclusively on the Windows Phone...I could work past him pretty quickly towards the end of the year, then you are next in line. ;)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 06, 2016, 08:08:22 AM
Don't underestimate me (too much). My college work should stop by the end of the year. Then again, I've been completely dissuaded from anything gaming, which is why I focus on my phone.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 06, 2016, 08:43:41 AM
Underestimate him all you want. I think he was the first person i passed. :P
He's only put up 100k in 6 years.

You are going to have to have at least 1 100k year if you are going to touch me ;)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 06, 2016, 08:46:55 AM
Oh, I meant for boshamp. But, yeah... not that I can't put up the numbers, quite honestly. I can put up 150k in a year. I literally have not sat down at a console for more than an hour since Christmas.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 06, 2016, 04:25:15 PM
But I just got my XBOne (even though the power brick never came on and I am already having to start with the replacement process)...and have only been focusing on my backlog and completion percentages. I have around 450 X360 titles now, and around 75 on the One with GwG...so I definitely could make a decent run considering I have a lot more at my disposal. I probably won't this year since my goals are for catching up on my own backlog, but since you guys have already beaten a lot of the super quick titles for easy points and I haven't, at the very least, closing the gap can definitely happen quickly.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 10, 2016, 08:46:04 AM
Finished Bejeweled 2 AND Gems of War!

Killing some time with DigDug on the One before work. Might actually finish that too...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Pam on May 10, 2016, 01:03:31 PM
Lately I've been interested in games that I can play on my laptop while I watch terrible tv shows. I finished Defender's Quest, which is a fun tower defense game with some RPG elements. I tried Crusader Kings 2 but the UI and tutorial were both really bad and I was not willing to put in the time to learn how to play. So now I'm back on XCOM 2, doing my first Ironman playthrough.  Soldiers being knocked unconscious on missions where an evac is needed are the bane of my existence.

If anyone has suggestions for more PC games that are turn-based or at least don't require constant attention, I'd love to hear them.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 10, 2016, 01:35:43 PM
Started Megatagmension for the Vita, which just came out today. It feels a bit more...restricted than Hyperdimension U, but I'll keep playing and we'll see what happens. I love these games. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on May 11, 2016, 02:39:25 PM
Lately I've been interested in games that I can play on my laptop while I watch terrible tv shows. I finished Defender's Quest, which is a fun tower defense game with some RPG elements. I tried Crusader Kings 2 but the UI and tutorial were both really bad and I was not willing to put in the time to learn how to play. So now I'm back on XCOM 2, doing my first Ironman playthrough.  Soldiers being knocked unconscious on missions where an evac is needed are the bane of my existence.

If anyone has suggestions for more PC games that are turn-based or at least don't require constant attention, I'd love to hear them.

civilization series is an obvious choice


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 12, 2016, 12:59:46 AM
Finished Briquid Mini (WP), The Jackbox Party Pack (360) and Dig Dug (One)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 12, 2016, 11:58:43 AM
Pulled away pretty quickly and on your way to the top of the Massachusetts leaderboard. Keep it up!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 12, 2016, 10:32:31 PM
I need to double the TA i have (and i think GS) to move from 2nd to 1st in MA
I'll likely hit #2 in Games Played for MA soon. Hell i could take number one in no time if i wanted to...
Closing in on top 15 overall for GS in puzzle games.
4 more WP completions will give me 1st in WP in MA. Just shy of 15th for WP score overall.

Working my way back to top 50 overall for completed games. This and the Under 500 (Formerly the XBLA leaderboard where i am 5th overall) are the two that i chased the most.
Card and Board, Puzzle, Visual Novel and "Special" being other boards i chased.


Putting a little time into Tetriminos. It is basically an easier version of Tetris with some scoring and piece variations. I like it. I'll probably wrap it up soon while fighting the urge to pick up more gem matching games... Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign (and the 360 version) are what i have my eyes on but i'm REALLY trying to hold out for a sale. I'll likely succeed.





Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on May 13, 2016, 09:02:58 AM
Battleborn (X1) - I just can't get in to this game. I had more fun playing Evolve. Playing this game just reminded me of how much I wanted to be playing a new Borderlands game.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - It plays like the Greatest Hits version of all the Dark Souls games. In short it's my favorite game of the year so far. Only Doom may pull me away from this game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 13, 2016, 09:21:21 AM
Finished Tetriminos.

Took just under 2 hours spread across 3 play sessions. Not too shabby.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 13, 2016, 05:54:29 PM
Lines... Hate...
Trying to finish Enigmo and Parking Mania, but Enigmo won't unlock for me and Parking Mania's data has cleared twice now after getting to 120/160. Annoying.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 13, 2016, 09:14:37 PM
Enigmo gave me a TON of trouble too.

I ended up having to leave it running for 24 hours straight.

Lines is garbage because of poor support. The game itself wasn't bad otherwise.

Parking Mania i haven't done.



Since the closure of Team Dakota and Project Spark was announced i am going to have to go back and try and wrap up the one DLC i have not finished. Trudging through their bastardized Conker stuff.
Glad it is getting killed. Not glad because now i need to finish it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 13, 2016, 10:02:37 PM
I left my W10 running multiple times, and for some odd reason the achievements disappear after a period of time, like it's disconnected from Xbox Live. I've been trying with my WP8.1, but I have an alarm in the morning, and I'm wondering if that's resetting the level when it goes off...

Downloaded Parking Mania on my WP7.5. I'll give it one more shot, but it's not optimized on my WP7.5 - pretty choppy, and the tilt on that phone's crazy, so I may have to reduce the sensitivity.

For Enigmo, did you have to put it into Airplane Mode or anything special like that to prevent notifications?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 13, 2016, 10:21:31 PM
Airplane mode. No alarms. Nothing but water dripping for 24 hours. It's been a long time so i don't remember if i had to solve the puzzle or it popped automatically.

But i had the same issue of anything happening besides the game reset the timer.
Initially i left it running overnight for days on end to no avail.

I believe Scott had the same problem with the timers in the Angry Birds games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 14, 2016, 10:52:58 AM
Putting a little time into Tetriminos. It is basically an easier version of Tetris with some scoring and piece variations. I like it. I'll probably wrap it up soon while fighting the urge to pick up more gem matching games... Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign (and the 360 version) are what i have my eyes on but i'm REALLY trying to hold out for a sale. I'll likely succeed.

I failed. Enjoying Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign on the One in between chores and work this afternoon.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 14, 2016, 06:22:01 PM
Airplane mode it is then with my WP7. Thanks.
I miss playing Puzzle Quest 2 on my phone...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 15, 2016, 10:55:46 PM
Just started the Venom arc in Marvel Puzzle Quest.
I am really enjoying it. I did a fair amount of level grinding early on to knock out a specific achievement. Had i not the difficulty would have spiked pretty quickly.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on May 16, 2016, 04:01:13 PM
Been slacking a bunch lately due to a mess of things, but mostly due to my wife's new work schedule. Kept up for a while with the TA Leap Frog competition, but I passed out last night while laying with my wife to help her fall asleep and woke up in the middle of the night about 20 minutes after the cut-off, so one less thing to worry about, I guess.

Bully (X360) - Started this one two nights ago and got close to the end of chapter 2. Overall, I am not impressed with the title, but the gameplay is pretty solid, so even though it is boring and repetitive, it is playable.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 16, 2016, 09:46:23 PM
Bully is one of those games that everyone seemed to love when it cane out but I can't push myself to start. I think it just hasn't aged well.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 17, 2016, 03:57:12 AM
What have I been doing? Well...Izret be proud? I really hate Ermac. :D

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/DarkTheThief/TF_zpsqoxarl6b.png)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 17, 2016, 11:34:19 PM
Spoiler(?)
Triborg is actually quadborg ;)

I'm seeing rumors of a potential Kombat Pack 3.

I hope not to be honest. That means most likely there would be a physical MKXXL or some such nonsense too.



I got Project Spark to load. Ran thru Conker "episodic" crap fest that was hyped to no end and was utter garbage. Hopefully i just need one more playthru to get the last 3 achievements i need. Even if it takes more attempts thankfully you can finish it in 20ish minutes.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 18, 2016, 04:21:03 PM
Spoiler(?)
Triborg is actually quadborg ;)

I'm seeing rumors of a potential Kombat Pack 3.

I hope not to be honest. That means most likely there would be a physical MKXXL or some such nonsense too.



I got Project Spark to load. Ran thru Conker "episodic" crap fest that was hyped to no end and was utter garbage. Hopefully i just need one more playthru to get the last 3 achievements i need. Even if it takes more attempts thankfully you can finish it in 20ish minutes.

What do you mean "quadborg"? Is there something I should know?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 18, 2016, 09:07:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3tc-glqxwU


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 18, 2016, 09:57:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3tc-glqxwU

Ha! How do you like that? Neat. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on May 19, 2016, 08:18:26 AM
Turn up the sub woofer and put up the blackout curtains it's time for Doom.

Doom (X1) - This game is a lot of fun but moves much faster than I am accustomed to. I'm looking forward to spending more time playing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 19, 2016, 08:46:17 AM
I've only heard good things about the new Doom.

It actually surprises me.


Finished Project Spark on the One. Can't wait for it to be completely dead and gone forever...
Started and finished SlashDash also.

Maybe Marvel Puzzle Quest again tonight. Might try to wrap up another quick easy game tho.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on May 19, 2016, 08:57:03 AM
@Izret101: Me too. It's nice to have something that doesn't follow the COD mold. (I realize that Hard Reset and Serious Sam do this as well but nothing pulls everything together  like Doom)


More Doom. I'm starting the new Homefront game this weekend so it will be interesting to see how it compares.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on May 21, 2016, 02:50:21 PM
Started Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island last night, finished the first 2 worlds. other than mario's crying, it's a lot of fun!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 22, 2016, 12:20:58 AM
Been playing Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures on 360 with my son. Mostly letting him go solo. I only helped against a boss on one level. You had to knock out a bosses teeth by reflecting rock balls while avoiding flaming ones.

We've also been playing Blast'em Bunnies here and there.

Slowly plugging away at Killer Instinct again for a contest on TA. I should be able to use other games when i run out of eligible achievements in this.

Been knocking out some of the "quick" One games i've bought over the last several months too. All of them being local couch co-op/vs. stuff: ClusterPuck 99, Dad Beat Dads, SlashDash.
Too tired to see what new to move onto so back to Marvel PuzzleQuest ;D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 22, 2016, 01:22:10 PM
Izret, how do you feel about RPGs, specifically, ones like Wizardry? There's a game on the X1 Live Marketplace called Stranger of Sword City you should try if you like that type of game. It will also net you more achievements, since you seem to like them so much.

Turn up the sub woofer and put up the blackout curtains it's time for Doom.

Doom (X1) - This game is a lot of fun but moves much faster than I am accustomed to. I'm looking forward to spending more time playing.

How fast would you say it is on the Xbox One? I've been considering getting it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 22, 2016, 03:55:05 PM
It launched at 20% off, it is one of very few JRPGs ok the One marketplace (AFAIK) and the developer could certainly use Western support.

If you are a fan of JP games I would certainly suggest buying it so potentially more games would get brought over .

Good to hear someone here suggesting it. I've only heard good things about it. I won't be getting it any time soon tho as I wouldn't be playing it any time soon.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 22, 2016, 05:10:43 PM
It launched at 20% off, it is one of very few JRPGs ok the One marketplace (AFAIK) and the developer could certainly use Western support.

If you are a fan of JP games I would certainly suggest buying it so potentially more games would get brought over .

Good to hear someone here suggesting it. I've only heard good things about it. I won't be getting it any time soon tho as I wouldn't be playing it any time soon.

I actually bought it a couple of days ago, and it's way better than the last Wizardry title I played (the 8th one). As I understand it, Wizardry was developed here in the US, but the Japanese really liked it and developed several Japan-only Spinoffs of it, and supposedly, the Shin Megami Tensei series took inspiration from it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on May 22, 2016, 10:01:30 PM
I wrapped up the PS4 version of Dark Souls III tonight. Now for the Xbox One version.

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/A76208F4-BC51-4B1E-AD3C-2BAD5B57FC75_zpspueavjac.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/A76208F4-BC51-4B1E-AD3C-2BAD5B57FC75_zpspueavjac.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on May 23, 2016, 09:41:05 AM
Nice! I am at the end but trying to get the Darkmoon Ring before I move on. Having a lot of trouble being summoned. It seems this is a common problem for everyone. Having fun playing it, though, love the difficulty on this one.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on May 23, 2016, 12:40:13 PM
I forgot how much fun Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is, once you've got the levels.
And I'd like to say I'm going to freaking finish off Type-0 tonight, but Overwatch is going live in just a few hours, so...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 29, 2016, 11:31:34 PM
Finished Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures with my son. We started the second one earlier today. He plowed through most of it while i was at work. I'll probably be replaying the whole thing in the near future because you have to beat gold medal score on each level.

Started and finished Three Fourths Home. I found it to be extremely meh. Like barely not bad levels of meh.

Knocked out story mode for a few more characters in Killer Instinct. Just keeping myself alive in Leap Frog contest. I should be able to use the Aria story to keep me alive tomorrow.

Also FINALLY finished Twins on the phone. I had more almost successful runs than i care to count and at least 2 that didn't because the game failed to log me in >:(
My success tonight was almost snatched from me when the achievement didn't sync and then my phone reset itself a couple minutes later. On a whim i tried loading the leaderboards to force a connection and thankfully it caused the achievement to get picked up by Live. I'm going to have to try that with a couple other games that have given my sync issues. Fingers crossed but not holding out much hope.


Have a feeling Leap Frog will pull me back to Plague Inc soon as i think Killer Instinct is almost out of quick high ratio achievements. Think i'm starting to get to the bottom of the barrel for things i can do without a huge grind and/or great skill and/or kinect space.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 30, 2016, 09:02:35 AM

Knocked out story mode for a few more characters in Killer Instinct. Just keeping myself alive in Leap Frog contest. I should be able to use the Aria story to keep me alive tomorrow.


If you customize Characters, you should get 1 Achievement per Character. Unless you've already done it, give it a try, assuming this is an Achievement Thing in the first place. :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 30, 2016, 01:09:12 PM
Every day I have to unlock an achievement that is .2 TA higher than the last day.

TA points are used to gage the rarity of an achievement. I don't know the exact algorithm but basically it is the number of people who have played the game vs how many have unlocked that achievement. The less people that have it unlocked the higher the ratio.

Some people use it to gage difficulty or time sinks. But as games get older it is less applicable. For example Seriously achievement in Gears of War has a super low ratio now compared to the huge amount of time it takes to earn. Also regional stacks tend to have a lower ratio than their NTSC counterparts because the people who go out of their way get them are more likely to complete them.

You should check out TrueAchievements. IMO ot is the best source as far as hunting goes. Keeps you pretty up to date on new releases, DLC, glitched/unobtainables, and a good source for solutions/walkthrus or co-op partners. They also have sister sites for Steam achievements and Playstation Trophies if you are into those.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on May 30, 2016, 04:11:18 PM
Every day I have to unlock an achievement that is .2 TA higher than the last day.

TA points are used to gage the rarity of an achievement. I don't know the exact algorithm but basically it is the number of people who have played the game vs how many have unlocked that achievement. The less people that have it unlocked the higher the ratio.

Some people use it to gage difficulty or time sinks. But as games get older it is less applicable. For example Seriously achievement in Gears of War has a super low ratio now compared to the huge amount of time it takes to earn. Also regional stacks tend to have a lower ratio than their NTSC counterparts because the people who go out of their way get them are more likely to complete them.

You should check out TrueAchievements. IMO ot is the best source as far as hunting goes. Keeps you pretty up to date on new releases, DLC, glitched/unobtainables, and a good source for solutions/walkthrus or co-op partners. They also have sister sites for Steam achievements and Playstation Trophies if you are into those.

I gotta ask, Izret, and this is a serious question: What does it take to 100 Percent a Game (All Achievements/Trophies)? As a Gamer who has only done this task ONCE since the 360's launch (Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion), I am really curious how you do it? What's your process?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on May 30, 2016, 11:34:55 PM
Depends greatly on the game.
I haven't 100%ed Elder Scrolls but that is a time sink, i believe it has missables and requires multiple playthrus too(or at least aligning with multiple factions?)

There are games that are straightforward and just require playing thru the story, there are games that require performing specific highly detailed tasks. there are games with specific events that only happen at certain times (in game or corresponding with real world dates/times)

Before i start a game the first thing i do is check for unobtainables, missables or buggy achievements. This obviously doesn't work so well with new titles or anything that has recently been patched but i rarely play new games and always try to dodge patches.

Other than that it heavily depends on the game.

Some i blaze thru with a guide (Beyond Eyes[sucked] and Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space[decent] both started/completed today)
Others i enjoy and go back for mop up later (Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures 2 and The Lego Movie Games with my son today)
Some i do a mix. Making sure i don't miss certain achievements that would require a full playthru and/or could become permanently locked and/or are significantly easier to obtain at certain points (Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign and Killer Instinct also both played today)


It is only moderately different from how i played before achievements. Trying to see all the endings in an RPG or hit the 100% mark (or higher) in a platformer, beating the best times in a racer, etc

One difference is now i tend to be more driven to do those things. There is easily seen evidence that they were done versus the save files i have hanging out on memory cards. I don't need to keep a list of my feats or things to go back and do because my gamertag has it all there already.
Another difference is i'm less likely to play a AAA title or 40+ hour game. But if anyone ever read thru all my posts in these "games played" threads they would know i played a TON of garbage well before there were achievements for doing so :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on May 31, 2016, 02:23:03 AM
Interesting, never looked at trophies/achievement in that way, but that makes total sense.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on June 03, 2016, 09:28:39 AM
Doom (X1) - Finished and it's a great game.

Illusion of Gaia (SNES): It's a little different than I expected but still a fun game.

Homefront (X1): Terrible but I'll give it one more chance.





Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on June 04, 2016, 04:59:45 PM
I haven't checked in in a long while, so I won't even try to go over what I've been playing over all that time.  As for what I'm currently playing:

Illusion of Gaia - Just started this for the community playthrough.  One of my favorites on the SNES, so I'm glad to be revisiting this one.

Yakuza 5 - I've been playing this one off and on since it came out.  I like the game, but it hasn't kept my attention like other games in the series have.

Majora's Mask - Started this one on the 3DS not too long ago, but haven't played it in a little while.  I've enjoyed what I've played of it so far, so hopefully I'll start putting some more time into this one soon.

Mafia - I played this way back in the day when it originally came out on PC, so I'm just now starting this up and revisiting it.  I'm incredibly hyped for Mafia III coming out in October, so I'm trying to revisit the first two before getting my hands on the third game.  I remember really enjoying the original Mafia but don't remember it very well.  Mafia II was one of my favorite games of the last console generation, so I'm really looking forward to revisiting that one when I get to it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on June 08, 2016, 11:48:12 AM
Dark Souls III - finished NG+, I have only 5 trophies to get. I need 1 more sorcery, 1 more Miracle, and Two more Pyromancy Spells, to get those trophies. I also need one more ending to get. I am so close, I have never got 100% trophies before.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 10, 2016, 09:23:49 AM
Finished Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign on the One

Trying to plow through Rocket League. It is free on Xbox One for the weekend.
Linksies!: https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Bundle/Rocket-League-Weekend-Unlock-Bundle/4503557f-a71e-4da0-8a9f-bf4b4854de0a

Been mostly idling my way thru Blast'em Bunnies. I think i ran into a glitch with my daily challenges. Won't know for sure until tomorrow.

Still knocking out an achievement a day in Killer Instinct to keep me in the ratio competition. (Down to 190 people. Right around 10% of competitors left.)

Playing Beautiful Katamari here and there with my son.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Wempster on June 10, 2016, 06:08:00 PM
Started up the first Mass Effect on my 360.  I'm mainly a Nintendo gamer so there are several big franchises I haven't played yet and I'm trying to fix that.  I have (somehow) managed to stay spoiler free about whatever the ending to Mass Effect 3 was that had so many people mad.  Looking forward to going through this series.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 11, 2016, 02:20:47 PM
FINALLY FINISHED!! Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre - The Irish Couple was able to find someone to help me wrap it up. We had to complete 50 rooms with no healing and i was the only one who had any revive gems. The game lost support years ago and was then removed from the marketplace. When the support dropped so did the ability to buy revive crystals. Since it is linked to your profile the 10 you have when you start the game are the only 10 you will ever get. YAY MICROTRANSACTIONS! I guess the other games in the series have done well on PC and are much higher quality than this was.

Finished Rocket League. Sorta. New DLC drops next week. Got 1k for free but i'll have to wait for a sale or another freebie period before i finish i again. Game is not worth 20$s to me. (On sale for ~17$ ATM still too expensive for me.)

Blast'em Bunnies was definitely glitched. As soon as i touched base with the devs on twitter tho the problem miraculously fixed itself. Already turboing it again in preparation for heading to work tonight.

Played Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for about an hour last night. Managed to get some gold medals. Not really looking forward to replaying nearly the whole game to get golds in everything...

Last but not least Killer Instinct. Knocked out the last of my 200 matches with Sadira while i was playing Dungeon Fighter. I live to fight another day in the TA Leapfrog contest. 40 days down. Its looking like i should be able to make another week without much issue. Which is absolutely insane to say the least. Xbox One has completely killed what the TA Ratio originally stood for. Things should level out over time. Going for something that is a 3+ ratio on the 360 you know generally requires a ton of skill/time or both. Getting something with a 3-11 ratio on the One can take as little as a 5 minutes of your time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on June 11, 2016, 04:43:27 PM
Started up the first Mass Effect on my 360.  I'm mainly a Nintendo gamer so there are several big franchises I haven't played yet and I'm trying to fix that.  I have (somehow) managed to stay spoiler free about whatever the ending to Mass Effect 3 was that had so many people mad.  Looking forward to going through this series.

It's a great series, and I thought the ending was fine. Enjoy.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on June 11, 2016, 05:04:14 PM
Been puttering on Lego Dimensions for awhile. On the last part of the game now, just procrastinating on getting it done.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 11, 2016, 09:24:02 PM
Lego Dimensions has no ending. They just announced something like 13 more franchises coming to the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on June 12, 2016, 03:38:34 PM
If I can ever get my yard work done (assuming my weed whacker battery charges before the afternoon is over), I REALLY need to spend some time this evening with Shantae and the Pirate's Curse so I can finish it up.  Great game so far, loving it on the Wii U.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on June 12, 2016, 05:03:34 PM
Lego Dimensions has no ending. They just announced something like 13 more franchises coming to the game.

The game has a main story quest part. There is a hub world that you can explore the worlds of the expansions, if you have them.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 12, 2016, 08:49:31 PM
Ahhh ok I thought every expansion had a story of some sort driving it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on June 13, 2016, 08:14:23 PM
Everyone's getting hyped for Yakuza 0, I'm playing Yakuza...

One.

I'm ahead of the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: h1ghw1nd on June 13, 2016, 10:25:45 PM
Recently beat Mega Man 8 & finally 9...those Wily stages almost made me give up last time i was playing LOL


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on June 15, 2016, 03:29:49 AM
Obtained all the trophies for Dark Souls III. This marks the first time, I have got all the trophies for a game.

Now I am trying to figure out what PS4 game to play next. My choices are Doom, Uncharted 4, or Nobunaga's Ambition. Has anyone played Nobunaga's Ambition on PS4?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on June 15, 2016, 03:09:52 PM
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (X1) - Parkour is still fun but the story is boring. It's worth a rental.

Illusion of Gaia (SNES) - The story is nuts but it's still a fun game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 15, 2016, 03:19:02 PM
I played the original Nobunaga's Ambition. Unless you're into the story, and like strategy sim games, you're unlikely to enjoy it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on June 15, 2016, 06:24:27 PM
I played the original Nobunaga's Ambition. Unless you're into the story, and like strategy sim games, you're unlikely to enjoy it.

I played a couple of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, and liked that one. Just wasn't sure if this one was any good. Also sometimes sim games on consoles can be a little confusing in the control area. Maybe I will wait til I can find it for under $20. I am leaning toward Doom.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on June 15, 2016, 06:36:55 PM
Since I last checked in, I've finished Illusion of Gaia.  Great game from my childhood that holds up well today, although now that I'm older, I'm finally noticing how thin and weird the story is.  I also decided to put down Majora's Mask for now.  I'll come back to it sometime in the future, I just got too far away from it to pick up from where I left off.

As for what I'm currently playing:

Ether One - Quick PS+ freebie I wanted to blow through to free up some hard drive space.  I really liked this game at first, but the puzzles became way too convoluted after the first area or two, so I started using a guide.  And even with the guide, I still had trouble figuring out some of the solutions.  Anyway, I'm done with it and got my platinum trophy from it, so off the hard drive it goes.

Mafia - I remember this game being great back when it originally came out, but man, it hasn't aged very well.  The third-person shooting mechanics are rough, the driving feels slow and sluggish, and the checkpoints are often few and far between (and you can die very quickly in this game).  Not to mention that you actually have to obey traffic laws or the cops will pull you over....  At any rate, I'm probably about 3/4 of the way through the game, and I do enjoy it for the most part, but it can be a slog at times.

Yakuza 5 - I've put a little more time into this.  I gotta say, after loving Yakuza 3 and 4, I find 5 to be a bit disappointing.  The story is just all over the place.  Hopefully it will all tie together in the end.  It's still a good game though, I'm just having a hard time staying focused on this one with so many other games around.

Doom - Just picked this up since Best Buy had it on sale.  I've been looking forward to this for awhile.  After how good Wolfenstein: The New Order was, and with all the praise this game has been getting, I can hardly wait to start this one up tonight!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 15, 2016, 10:59:09 PM
Since last post a little more Beautiful Katamari.
More Blast'em Bunnies (just grinding out the 100 boss kills and the 20 more daily challenges)
Little more Killer Instinct (General RAAM?!?! )
And swapped over to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for my daily leapfrog achievement.

Also started and finished Professional Farmer 2017.
Review:
Even if you are a fan of this style of game save your 40$.
 I encountered oodles of glitches in the 1-2 hours it took me to finish it (Thanks to a glitch in the buying/selling system)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on June 16, 2016, 09:15:26 PM
Obtained all the trophies for Dark Souls III. This marks the first time, I have got all the trophies for a game.

Congrats! I finished this one up a bit ago myself. I didn't dig all the farming to get the covenant items, but otherwise a lot of fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on June 17, 2016, 02:15:01 AM
Obtained all the trophies for Dark Souls III. This marks the first time, I have got all the trophies for a game.

Congrats! I finished this one up a bit ago myself. I didn't dig all the farming to get the covenant items, but otherwise a lot of fun.

Oh yeah, it was quite annoying. It was impossible to get the darkmoon/blue sentinel rewards other wise. I only got summoned once or twice for that covenant the whole entire time I played it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 17, 2016, 09:11:47 AM
45/100 bosses killed in Blastem Bunnies. Really wish their appearance wasn't so random. Ihave had them show up on wave 2. I have also gone nearly 80waves without seeing a boss and dying.

The KI achievement I was planning on using for leapfrog decayed too much! I guess it is only right since I doubled up the other day to try and ensure a valid achievement would drop in ratio.
Had to go with a higher one instead for 200 games played with a character I have already forgotten... With any luck the other 200 games played ones I am intending to use won't drop enough in ratio to become unusable or I'll have to start branching out to new games sooner than intended and in turn get eliminated sooner.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on June 17, 2016, 10:31:33 AM
I'm guessing you got bit by the Kim Wu one? Seems like numerous people did, including Billz, Redmption and Tobuscus.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on June 19, 2016, 11:47:24 AM
4 Elements II: Special Edition (Win 10) - Finishing off the last few levels I need to beat the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on June 19, 2016, 06:36:13 PM
Cleaned my PS3 out and decided to test it with Demon's Souls. So... I'm doing another Demon's Souls run.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: h1ghw1nd on June 23, 2016, 03:02:35 AM
Finished Mirror's Edge tonight and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm also pleasently surprised to learn the prequel was released only a few weeks ago. Looking forward to playing that one as well.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on June 24, 2016, 01:01:30 AM
It's been a while since i posted in here, this is what I've been up to:

 - Finished Battlefield 3 100%, excluding dog tags. I somehow managed to get the Air Superiority medal (the last thing I needed), even though that mode is very nearly dead with only 4 servers that still run it 24/7 and are almost always empty. I don't envy the players who still haven't gotten that medal, there was quite a few of them that I came across.

 - After getting stuck and stopping for a couple months I finally went back and finished off The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. It's another of those "walking simulators", which I actually really enjoy, but this one has more gameplay than most of them. It's quite non-linear, and doesn't hold your hand in the slightest as you struggle to solve a mystery. I'd recommend giving it a try even if you don't normally like this sort of game, especially considering how short it is at less than 5 hours.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on June 25, 2016, 01:15:11 PM
thursday night i started the original Sin & Punishment to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the japanese N64 launch. continued it yesterday, it's a really awesome game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 26, 2016, 11:42:51 AM
Been crazy busy.

Managed to put a little time into Blast'em Bunnies. I think i have just over 25 bosses left to kill.

Also been plugging away in Killer Instinct. It is still keeping me alive in the Leap Frog competition. There are 85 of us left from the original 1,832.

If what i have planned works out i should be able to get 4 more days out of KI and then hopefully one or 2 from World of Tanks achievements. I MIGHT be able to grab one or more from SMITE but since i have almost 0 experience with the game i am not really banking on it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on June 26, 2016, 12:36:24 PM
And what have I been playing? Hmmmmmm...Let's just say I never thought I'd hate virtual gambling, but this game made me hate it. Color me baffled.

(http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/7/2/4/583724_front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: SirPsycho on June 27, 2016, 12:05:30 AM
Started a new Nocturne run awhile back. Got to Matador, slaughtered. I let an interested buddy borrow it for a bit, he gets to Matador, annihilated. I just got it back, gain a few levels to fuse a couple new demons, then beat Matador with 1 hp left.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on June 27, 2016, 03:35:50 PM
And what have I been playing? Hmmmmmm...Let's just say I never thought I'd hate virtual gambling, but this game made me hate it. Color me baffled.

(http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/7/2/4/583724_front.jpg)

What exactly do you do in this game?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on June 27, 2016, 05:44:57 PM
And what have I been playing? Hmmmmmm...Let's just say I never thought I'd hate virtual gambling, but this game made me hate it. Color me baffled.

(http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/7/2/4/583724_front.jpg)

What exactly do you do in this game?

It's kind of a mini-game compilation. You spend 14 Days on a Beach and play games like Beach Volleyball, Tug-of-War, and Flag Racing. At night in-game, you can go into a Casino and play Poker, Blackjack, and Roulette. It's extremely shallow, and a bit on the inappropriate side, but it's definitely not bad in terms of Gameplay. As for the subject matter, you'd think this would be an M-Rated Game if it released in the US, but I don't think it would be. It would be T-Rated at best. :P

If you want more information on the game, send me a PM, and I'll go into every detail I've found thus far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on June 27, 2016, 09:17:00 PM
Been crazy busy.

Managed to put a little time into Blast'em Bunnies. I think i have just over 25 bosses left to kill.

Also been plugging away in Killer Instinct. It is still keeping me alive in the Leap Frog competition. There are 85 of us left from the original 1,832.

If what i have planned works out i should be able to get 4 more days out of KI and then hopefully one or 2 from World of Tanks achievements. I MIGHT be able to grab one or more from SMITE but since i have almost 0 experience with the game i am not really banking on it.

Killer Instinct idea panned out yesterday. Just barely tho. I was able to get a jump on it for today and things were much more favorable. Still in it!

Going to try and kill a few more bosses in Blast'em Bunnies if it will cooperate.... Random spawns blows. Sometimes a boss appears on wave 2. I actually played to wave 70+ without seeing a boss. Finally was so fed up i walked away and let everything kill me.

EDIT
Well i got busy doing not gaming stuff :'( No blast'em bunnies.
Got an ultra consistent recording for KI but since i had so much trouble with another character i left a huge loop at the end to make sure i didn't fall out of sync.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on June 29, 2016, 10:01:50 AM
TMNT Mutants in Manhattan (X1): I've only played the first level but I like it despite its flaws. If you have a free rental from Redbox grab it.

Mighty No 9 (X1) - It's not as bad as I've heard but not as good as I hoped. That being said I'm enjoying my time with the game.

Sonic Ultimate Genesis (PS3) - This is a great compilation but the sound seems off to me.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - I'm grinding a lot of levels right now to see how powerful I can make my character. This is still my favorite of the series.

The Yang Warrior Family (Genesis) - Foreshadowing....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on June 29, 2016, 12:39:16 PM

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - I'm grinding a lot of levels right now to see how powerful I can make my character. This is still my favorite of the series.


Awesome! What is your Soul Level Currently? I found playing on NG++ at Soul Level 210 made the game pretty easy to run through. Not much gave me problems. I like this storyline the most out of the others. I think I still like the first Dark Souls the most but this one is very close behind. Although it is hard to hate on any Dark Souls game. I am interested to hear why you like it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on June 29, 2016, 01:29:13 PM
Got my hands on the new LEGO Star Wars. Really good stuff. TT LEGO games are always good, but they really shine with Star Wars.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on June 30, 2016, 09:01:32 AM
@Fokakis79: I'm around level 103. I've played the first two games but I didn't pick up on the mechanics until Dark Souls 3. The game feels easier than the previous entries and being able to progress faster has added to the enjoyment. I like the respawning enemies and dislike that they took them out of Dark Souls 2. I would like to go back to Dark Souls 1 at some point but I have too many games to play right now... and Lego Star Wars came in yesterday.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on July 01, 2016, 04:12:54 PM
@addicted, You should definitely give Dark Souls 1 a play. It is significantly more difficult but it feels very rewarding when you do get through a difficult area to find a bonfire. Don't forget about Demon Souls also quite fun and is different from the other soul series.

Yeah I did not like them limiting respawns in Dark Souls 2 but the ability to reset an area and make enemies stronger was a good idea.

I know I got tons of games I am playing right now trying to 100%.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 01, 2016, 06:10:07 PM
@Fokakis79: Thanks for the recommendation. I play to try both again at some point this year.

I'm right there with you on the games. Here's what I'm trying to finish now:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/RF/xoneg_zpsyvdavdfe.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on July 01, 2016, 07:32:25 PM
@addicted, wow you got a lot on your hands right there.

Started up Dead Space 2. Loved the first, and so far this one has not disappointed. I forgot how stressful and alone you feel in this game. Great stuff!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 01, 2016, 08:04:38 PM
Well there is a few months of gaming depending on what your definition of finish is and how much time you invest....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 01, 2016, 08:18:26 PM
Glad to see the Dark Souls III chat and Dead Space 2. I never leveled past 140, because even at NG++ it was pretty easy. I'm going to hope that the DLC offers up more of a challenge. On my second character I did a Luck build and that was interesting. My whole run for that is on the Collectorcast YouTube channel.

Dead Space 2 was a really great follow up. Enjoy it. You can skip Dead Space 3 unless you're really curious.

I've been playing a lot of Demon's Souls. NG+ is no joke in this game. I'm at level 190 and can easily get killed in a few hits from some enemies. Really worth playing through for anyone that hasn't.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on July 02, 2016, 02:59:52 AM
@duke, oh yeah Demon Souls is definitely no joke. I think I got to ng++ on Demon Souls and stopped there. What I liked were the special events they used to do for it. Those were good times.

Hoping the DLC is difficult as well for DS3. I agree as soon as I got to level 150, I noticed it got a lot easier.  I think its hard for veterans of the series to find them challenging anymore. I think the games are difficult for newcomers to the series, at least that is what I have heard. I was on Fextralife and some guy gave up and quit playing Dark Souls 3 because of the difficulty.

I watched a couple of your streams, good stuff, never tried a luck build, might look into it. There are only a few weapons in the game that are good for Luck builds, correct?

You are not the first person to tell me that about Dead Space 3, too bad.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 02, 2016, 11:50:52 AM
Anri's Straight Sword is probably the best Luck scaling weapon, but there is also a luck sorcerer route you could go. They just nerfed Anri's, so maybe Luck won't be as viable as a Quality build in the long run. My Quality build will be my main for the DLC. I usually always do a sorcerer run, but with the change to magic no longer being chargers, I'm just not sure it would be worth the trouble.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on July 02, 2016, 12:51:29 PM
It seems a lot of magic has been nerfed. It also seems to take a lot more time to cast spells than previous installments. Not sure, it just seems that way to me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 07, 2016, 12:14:01 PM
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (PSP) This game looks great for a handheld game. This is also my first Ace Combat game. First impressions are good.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 07, 2016, 09:32:55 PM
Too tired to really game lately.

Finished Blast'em Bunnies.

Put a little time into The Crew on the One

Ended up starting Marvel Puzzle Quest on 360.

Thinking more seriously about importing PuyoPuyo Tetris for the One.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 07, 2016, 09:38:21 PM
Thinking more seriously about importing PuyoPuyo Tetris for the One.

I thought about doing that, and I sometimes still think about it, but it's hard to justify in my case since literally half the game is something I hate.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 07, 2016, 09:40:04 PM
Import it. Play the half you like. Send it to me when you are done.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 07, 2016, 09:50:44 PM
Import it. Play the half you like. Send it to me when you are done.

That is actually not a bad idea. If you are absolutely, 100 Percent serious, I will agree to your terms.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 07, 2016, 10:06:34 PM
I am 100% serious. I would never turn down a free game. ;) Especially one i actually want.

EDIT
Huh... Mango owns it. Guess i can get it on loan from him for shipping costs anyways :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 07, 2016, 10:11:27 PM
Okay! Your on. You may need to be patient, I'm sorry to say. My money is going into a convention on the 16th, but the latest I'll have money is on August 1st. Between those days is when I can actually buy it. I'll play the part I want for a little bit (likely won't take me long, since I rush through every game I play, which is a bad habit I need to break one day), and when I finish, it's all yours. Just to clarify, Xbox One, right?

EDIT: Ninja edit while I type... :P I don't know who that is, but okay. :/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 07, 2016, 10:29:57 PM
More Demon's Souls. Just a few more trophies to go.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on July 08, 2016, 12:05:40 AM
I was getting burnt out, on replaying my Xcom missions, to try and keep my squad alive. So now I have moved on to Fire Emblem:Shadow Dragon. The irony.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on July 08, 2016, 05:04:57 PM
Trophy hunting on some of my games. Currently 68% of the way through the trophies for Dynasty Warriors 7.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on July 08, 2016, 11:39:43 PM
Finished Sin and Punishment for N64! First import game I've beaten


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 09, 2016, 09:33:40 AM
Ice Age Village (WP) - Still daily grinding this out, the last two collections I need are going to take awhile due to the amount of acorns I need for each animal.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 10, 2016, 12:00:47 PM
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita) - Just finished making my way through the sewer.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: RobotWillie on July 11, 2016, 12:35:38 AM
More Demon's Souls. Just a few more trophies to go.

You deserve  a shout out for this one. I did that game last year (the full trophy hunt) and it is one of the most complicated ones out there. The whole system of a world being dark or light based on how many times you have died in it and certain things only being accessible doing certain permutations of light,dark and neutral. That isn't even counting that its hard to begin with, then you throw the complicated system for that on top of it. Of course they got rid of that in the spiritual sequels. But thats why its rewarding to trophy hunt for that game, it feels good to actually succeed in the end.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 11, 2016, 11:16:20 AM
TMNT Mutants in Manhattan (X1): Finished this over the weekend and I won't touch this one again... I'd rather play TMNT on the NES.

Dark Souls (X1) - I found a copy locally for $7 and started playing again

Dark Souls 3 (X1)  - Seeing how far I can level my Dexterity. I want to see how much damage I can do with just a longsword.

One Piece Burning Blood (X1) - Seems like a decent fighter but I didn't have much time to play it.

Shinobi 3 (Genesis) - Testing out settings with the SCART connection.

Rocket League (X1) - Just stared installing. I'm looking forward to playing this one.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 11, 2016, 10:51:20 PM
I wanted to try out Pokemon Go on my new cheapo tablet. Too.late to do so tho. I have 2 gyms within walking distance to my house and like 10 Pokemon centers. Hopefully can go out hunting with my son tomorrow after work.

Aubs is supposed to set up the cheapo phone I bought him tomorrow when they get home and I'll use my WP as a hotspot until I decide if I am going to put him on my plan.


Going to fire up The Crew before bed and try to knock out a race or two.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 11, 2016, 11:17:10 PM
More Demon's Souls. Just a few more trophies to go.

You deserve  a shout out for this one. I did that game last year (the full trophy hunt) and it is one of the most complicated ones out there. The whole system of a world being dark or light based on how many times you have died in it and certain things only being accessible doing certain permutations of light,dark and neutral. That isn't even counting that its hard to begin with, then you throw the complicated system for that on top of it. Of course they got rid of that in the spiritual sequels. But thats why its rewarding to trophy hunt for that game, it feels good to actually succeed in the end.

I've got a lot of Souls experience, but Demon's is definitely the hardest, especially after NG. The toughest part was the rings with the getting pure white character tendency. Now I just have to get a few more of the special weapons from the NPCs in the Pure Black worlds, and I should be good. I still need to kill Doran as well, but after everything else it shouldn't be too rough.

Once I've completed Demon's Souls, I will have 100% all the Souls games and Bloodborne. Whew.

Dark Souls (X1) - I found a copy locally for $7 and started playing again

Dark Souls 3 (X1)  - Seeing how far I can level my Dexterity. I want to see how much damage I can do with just a longsword.

Shinobi 3 (Genesis) - Testing out settings with the SCART connection.

You're a good man, Charlie Brown.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 12, 2016, 03:22:24 PM
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita) - This game has been great so far! Much better then I was told it was. I've saved Joker for last, while I backtrack and try to collect what I missed first time around.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on July 13, 2016, 09:51:23 AM
A few days ago I continued my old save from a year or two ago in Majora's Mask. Knocked off the great bay temple quickly, and last night I finished everything in Ikana Canyon up to the start of Stone tower. Even though I've beaten it before, I'm amazed I managed to figure out everything in Ikana without a guide!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 13, 2016, 11:03:41 AM
Uno (WP) - Be playing a lot of this later while waiting in the car.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 13, 2016, 10:18:02 PM
I finally did it. All 100%.

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/20160713221903_zpsxdnmmoeq.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/20160713221903_zpsxdnmmoeq.jpg.html)

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(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/F6E85F32-992D-4E78-8FC9-CD224381D667_zpsjzanefgu.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/F6E85F32-992D-4E78-8FC9-CD224381D667_zpsjzanefgu.jpg.html)

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/20160713221835_zpso3twjsf3.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/20160713221835_zpso3twjsf3.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on July 13, 2016, 10:58:27 PM
Spent an hourish walking the neighborhood Pokemon Going with my son.

Trying to play Marvel Puzzle Quest on the 360 before bed... but there is a Poliwhirl nearby... I refuse to be the person roaming around all night(...for now...) when i should be sleeping. So i just used Incense and hope he stumbles my way.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on July 14, 2016, 12:46:18 AM
Congrats Duke, that's amazing


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 14, 2016, 07:10:44 AM
@Duke: Congrats? What are you going to do next? .. Salt & Sanctuary?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 14, 2016, 11:10:19 AM
I've been thinking about it. I still haven't played Bravely Second, so I may take a break and do that.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 14, 2016, 12:15:31 PM
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita) - Chasing down Catwoman now, I must be at the end by now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 16, 2016, 07:01:51 PM
Daxter (PSP) - Seems pretty good so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 18, 2016, 07:46:33 AM
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita) - Starting my second playthrough now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 19, 2016, 08:55:12 AM
Dash of Destruction (XBLA) - Chasing my daughter around as a T-Rex in multiplayer.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 19, 2016, 03:41:31 PM
I finally did it. All 100%.

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/20160713221903_zpsxdnmmoeq.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/20160713221903_zpsxdnmmoeq.jpg.html)

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/1218132F-6E4F-4BCD-AFBE-4D3199958074_zpsuihikuvc.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/1218132F-6E4F-4BCD-AFBE-4D3199958074_zpsuihikuvc.jpg.html)

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/F6E85F32-992D-4E78-8FC9-CD224381D667_zpsjzanefgu.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/F6E85F32-992D-4E78-8FC9-CD224381D667_zpsjzanefgu.jpg.html)

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/20160713221835_zpso3twjsf3.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/20160713221835_zpso3twjsf3.jpg.html)

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/jackcrow2000/20160713221945_zpsij6ewjcp.jpg) (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/jackcrow2000/media/20160713221945_zpsij6ewjcp.jpg.html)

There is no way your human! That's amazing! :D

As for me, I beat X-Men Destiny for the Xbox 360. Not too long, not too short. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 19, 2016, 05:03:34 PM
Thanks Redd. Demon's Souls was rough, but great.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 19, 2016, 05:08:04 PM
Thanks Redd. Demon's Souls was rough, but great.

Your welcome. I never 100 Percent'd any of them, but as far as the actual games go and beating them, Bloodborne was the hardest for me. There's a certain boss in the DLC (who shall remain nameless because I don't want to spoil it for a friend) who's presence will likely linger in my mind for years to come. By the way, do any trophies/achievements in any of the games require the multiplayer aspect? Or can it be done completely alone?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 20, 2016, 08:05:42 AM
Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified (Vita) How did this go so wrong? Doesn't even feel very much like CoD.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 20, 2016, 10:42:16 AM
Dark Souls 3 (X1) - I made it to the boss of the profaned capital.

Rocket League (X1) - This is as fun as I expected it to be.

Red Dead Redemption (X1) - I installed it but I'm not sure I want to play through this game a third time.









Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 20, 2016, 10:53:57 AM
@Redd: None of them require multiplayer that I can think of, but some are MUCH easier when you do. For example: changing your character tendency to white in Demon's Souls is no fun offline. It's gotten easier with the later games, but even in 3 you'll probably be farming covenant items for hours.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 21, 2016, 06:51:01 AM
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita) - Something tells me I'm about to fight Solomon Grundy soon...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 22, 2016, 07:43:03 AM
Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp (WP) - I thought this more like a regular TS game, but alas, it is just 3 mini-games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 22, 2016, 08:49:02 AM
Dark Souls 3 (X1) - Getting closer to hitting the soft caps. I'm around level 120.

Jaws (NES) - I thought this game would be harder, but it was more fun than I though it would be.

Ghostbusters (SMS) - It's better than the NES version but that's not saying much.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 23, 2016, 09:29:05 AM
Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified (Vita) - I need to stop playing online and play through these operations missions.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 24, 2016, 08:55:39 AM
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita) - ABout to face off with Joker next, then onto Black Mask.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 25, 2016, 08:08:32 AM
More Dark Souls 3 (X1)  - I made it to level 137. I'm adding some magic to my build before moving on to the end of the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on July 27, 2016, 05:56:39 AM
I finally beat Final Fantasy 8, phew! Took me 75 hours. If I were to do it again, I could do it in half the time...I probably wasted 20+ hours on the card minigame alone. :P

I spent nearly 6 months on this game (not actual game time, obviously). I really should play some shorter games but instead I always seem to go for the RPG's.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 27, 2016, 09:35:50 AM
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita) - Combing through Cell Blocks looking for Detective cases.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on July 27, 2016, 03:38:28 PM
I finally beat Final Fantasy 8, phew! Took me 75 hours. If I were to do it again, I could do it in half the time...I probably wasted 20+ hours on the card minigame alone. :P

I spent nearly 6 months on this game (not actual game time, obviously). I really should play some shorter games but instead I always seem to go for the RPG's.

so satisfying to finish a game that long though!

myself, i started playing Child of Light on Vita. i was only planning on testing it for half an hour or so, as i do with most of my new games, but it's so good i couldn't put it down. highly recommended, it looks like a 2D platformer but when fighting enemies it plays like a turn based RPG.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 27, 2016, 08:41:06 PM
More Dark Souls 3 (X1)  - I made it to level 137. I'm adding some magic to my build before moving on to the end of the game.

Are you still on NG? I bet you'll crush it at that level. I finished NG++ at 140 without a lot of trouble.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 28, 2016, 06:58:23 AM
@Duke.Togo: Yes. I keep going back to see how high I can make my stats... it's a habit I picked up with Dragon Warrior. I'm raising my intelligence/faith right now so I can try out the different spells/miracles.

I received the new Ghostbusters game from the library yesterday so I'll take a quick break. If the game is as bad as people say I'll be right back to DS3.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 28, 2016, 07:41:38 AM
Spider Jack (WP) - This is quite entertaining.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on July 29, 2016, 12:29:48 PM
Daxter (PSP) - For an early psp title, this game has aged quite well. I will have to actually play a Jak & Daxter game in the future.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 29, 2016, 01:22:12 PM
@Addicted: I get you. I just started a new character to try a different build. I never used magic much in 3. I really liked the charges based system of the other 2 games. Same with Demon's Souls.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 29, 2016, 01:53:14 PM
@Duke: Playing as a glass cannon was one of the my favorite things about DS2. I'm particularly interested in adding some pyromancy.  I'm still packing away the levels. I'm at 142 now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on July 30, 2016, 11:47:22 PM
Ghostbusters (X1) - Do you like having your cars oil changed? This game is just as monotonous and not as fun.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - Let's make those numbers higher.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 31, 2016, 03:38:43 AM
I bought AW: Phoenix Festa for the Vita and have been playing it on the PS TV. It's a great game, but it doesn't seem very long, which means I'm gonna be sad when it ends. Why are the best games always so short? :/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 01, 2016, 07:31:23 AM
Daxter (PSP) - I'm coming for ya Jak!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 01, 2016, 10:18:50 AM
I bought AW: Phoenix Festa for the Vita and have been playing it on the PS TV. It's a great game, but it doesn't seem very long, which means I'm gonna be sad when it ends. Why are the best games always so short? :/

Like I said yesterday, VERY short game. I clocked in about 3 Hours and 30 Minutes to finish it. And to add insult to injury, this was on hard mode. So sick of great games being way too short. >_<

EDIT: Fortunately, I have another Vita game coming via FedEx on the 3rd (so the tracking says), and I think, but am not entirely sure, that Dark Souls 3 DLC is launching in September.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 01, 2016, 10:49:13 AM
You know, I need to watch Asterisk War. I haven't watched much of anything lately, and it was in the middle of the first season when I was watching things.
How was the game?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 01, 2016, 10:56:41 AM
You know, I need to watch Asterisk War. I haven't watched much of anything lately, and it was in the middle of the first season when I was watching things.
How was the game?

It's a great game, it really is. Just way too short. Think of some kind of mix between a Visual Novel, a Simulation, and a 3D Fighting game, and you have the game. You can play as the main character from the Anime, or create your own original character, and your goal is to win the Phoenix Festa, a kind of Fighting Tournament. You get approximately 3 Months in-game time to prepare for and win the Tournament with an original character, but only 2 in-game Weeks with the Anime's Main Character, so you can likely guess which path I chose. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 02, 2016, 08:37:47 AM
The Walking Dead (Vita) - Been hankering to play this again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 02, 2016, 09:39:06 AM
Over the past few(?) weeks i've played

The Crew (XOne) - I haven't accomplished anything story related since i started it but i have uncovered almost all the map, hidden car parts, data stations, and Landmarks.

Snooker Nation Championship (XOne) - Super hard achievement currently has a work around. I started a tourney realized i needed to relearn scoring and instead of reading a few short paragraphs went to bed.

The World II: Hunting Boss* (XOne) - Just wrapped this up. Mindless hack-y slash-y game. Was fun for a few hours. (*Title potentially is also "The World II: Empire in the Storm International Edition".)

Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign (Xbox 360) - Very slowly plugging thru this.

Pokemon Go - Get something in every day even if it is just hitting a few pokestops.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 02, 2016, 05:35:59 PM
Started up Ape Escape 2, which was recently re-released as a PS2 Classic on PS4. What's odd is that it appears to be the PAL Version, even here in the US.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 03, 2016, 09:36:51 PM
Saw a friend started a new puzzle game.
I ended up grabbing it and playing for a bit last night.

Quatros: Origins is an awesome new take on tetris style puzzlers. It is "3d" and every block you drop causes the field to rotate giving you a different playable space. It relies extremely heavily on spacial relations and memory but if you can honestly keep track of exactly what piece dropped where will cause the screen to shift in the most advantageos manner you should probably be doing something better with your ability than playing this game.

It is kind of hard to describe so check out a gameplay vid here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/421870/

In the video it seems like you can intentionally rotate without a block drop. If that is the case i have yet to do so.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 04, 2016, 08:15:15 AM
Daxter (PSP) - About to fight the final boss and save Jak.

EDIT: Crushed the boss


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 05, 2016, 07:49:59 AM
Dark Souls 3 (X1) - I made it to the Grand Archives. I might grind some more before I finish the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 07, 2016, 09:18:20 AM
Every Extend Extra (PSP) - Very trippy little game so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 08, 2016, 09:40:35 AM
Disney Infinity: Toy Box (Win 10) - Since the game will be unplayable in a few months, I decided to finally give this a proper go.
EDIT: Can't seem to make it past the main menu without it crashing...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 10, 2016, 08:06:42 AM
Star Ocean 4 (PS3) - So far this has been an easy game. Not bad.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - I had to take a break since the right bumper broke to overuse. A little superglue later and I'm at level 157. The amount of Souls I'm getting now are making it easy to level up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 10, 2016, 08:35:42 AM
F-1 Race (GB) - This controls quite well.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 10, 2016, 05:57:27 PM
Bought RWBY: Grimm Eclipse today. Fun game, but not for those who hate Hack N' Slash games.

EDIT: Also finally got one of the Good Endings in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 11, 2016, 09:12:54 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - Just aimlessly wandering around doing feats.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 12, 2016, 08:35:02 AM
Dark Souls 3 (X1) - Just grinding some more souls.

Mirror's Edge (X1) - Working to finish this.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 12, 2016, 09:32:31 AM
Daytona USA (XBLA) - This is a pretty fun racer.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 13, 2016, 07:51:16 AM
God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) - I can't believe I'm only now just playing this. This is easily one of the best games on PSP.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on August 13, 2016, 08:44:08 AM
No Man's Sky- Where is everybody?!?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ghost Soldier on August 13, 2016, 08:52:00 PM
Dragon Warrior NES


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 14, 2016, 07:18:49 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - Going to put some more time in with the kids today, toying with the notion of picking up a Star Wars playset.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 14, 2016, 09:38:45 AM
Ms. Splosion Man on WP. Good mobile port of the arcade game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 15, 2016, 06:46:08 PM
Started up Onechanbara for the 360 for the first time in a long time. I'm actually getting somewhere this time.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 16, 2016, 02:30:43 PM
Ys 3 (TCD) - The voice acting is horrendous but it does sort of add to the charm of the game. It's very short but still a fun game.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - 210 hours in and level 177. Still grinding away.

Metamor Jupiter (TCD) - A shooter with music done by Masaya Matsuura. I need more time to form an opinion on this one.

I'm going to try Space Fantasy Zone (TCD) tonight.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 16, 2016, 05:21:21 PM
God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) - Trying to find the Sun god.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 16, 2016, 11:35:43 PM
No Man's Sky- Where is everybody?!?

Aptly titled?



I PLAYED UNO!
It is exactly the same as Uno was 10 years ago!

EDIT
Oh yea i did also play Pacman 256 over the last couple days. Wrapped the achievements in it last night. Was a fun new take.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on August 17, 2016, 01:10:32 AM
played more Child of Light tonight after not playing for a week or two, didn't take long to get back into it. stopped at the beginning of Chapter 8, i'm not sure how far in i am but it feels like i've passed the halfway point.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on August 17, 2016, 04:11:48 AM
Still kicking around the Universe in No Man's Sky. Sucking at combat...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 17, 2016, 08:23:52 AM
Star Parodia (TCD) - One of the better shooters I have played on the system. Grab it if you see it.

Space Fantasy Zone (TCD) - It's Space Harrier with Fantasy Zone characters. With that being said it's a lot of fun. It's a shame it wasn't finished.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - Level 179. Still grinding away until Deus Ex.




Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 17, 2016, 08:39:40 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - Here I thought I was done with tutorials and bam, there was tutorials...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 18, 2016, 07:55:22 AM
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (360) - I'm running out of coop games to play with my kids, so this is next in line.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 18, 2016, 02:43:23 PM
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (360) - I'm running out of coop games to play with my kids, so this is next in line.

Link, did you finish God of War for PSP? That's one of the two GoW Games I finished (the other being the 1st one's remaster on PS3), and it's really good. If you haven't finished it, I highly recommend you do at some point.

Street Fighter V is finally getting a VS. CPU Mode in September, which is good, and I'll play it, but they really need to add a proper Arcade Mode. Frankly, it's Story sucks and...

(Major spoiler! Click at your own risk!)

Spoiler (hover to show)

Shadow Lords is coming to Killer Instinct in September, so I'm definitely going to be playing that.

As for what I've been currently playing, I've been alternating between a few different games: Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K16, and Pokemon Crystal.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 18, 2016, 08:56:20 PM
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (360) - I'm running out of coop games to play with my kids, so this is next in line.

Link, did you finish God of War for PSP? That's one of the two GoW Games I finished (the other being the 1st one's remaster on PS3), and it's really good. If you haven't finished it, I highly recommend you do at some point.
No, I'm still working on it. I'm going to be out of the house most of the day tomorrow, so I was planning on bringing my PSP for the ride.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 19, 2016, 08:46:40 AM
God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) - Hoping to make a dent in this today while I'm out and about.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 19, 2016, 09:02:28 AM
Dark Souls 3 (X1) - Level 186. I will probably stop at level 200. I'll have to start Deus Ex soon.

Nexzr (TCD) - A fun shoot em up that would be right at home in an arcade.

Ys 3 (TCD) - Making my way through the endgame.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on August 19, 2016, 10:13:50 AM
I've beaten Diablo III, great game. I just played it on the Normal mode. What I didn't expect is that you can just continue playing with your character, with the story reset to the beginning, in Nightmare mode. Now I'm wondering whether I should do that or not.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 19, 2016, 11:03:41 AM
@Sirgin: I would do it. I had a lot of fun starting Diablo 3 at the highest difficulty. It's very hard at first but you quickly gain gear that makes it worth it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 20, 2016, 11:23:37 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - I'm liking this alot more then I thought I would.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 21, 2016, 09:26:46 AM
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (360) - Good thing there isn't many levels in the game, because the kids and I are only clearing one or two a day.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on August 21, 2016, 04:29:46 PM
@Sirgin: I would do it. I had a lot of fun starting Diablo 3 at the highest difficulty. It's very hard at first but you quickly gain gear that makes it worth it.

I might work towards it on and off over the coming months. To unlock the highest mode (Inferno, I believe) you need to play through the game on Normal, Nightmare and Hell mode first. It seems a bit...repetitive, despite how fun the game is. I'm now in Act 1 of Nightmare mode, so still a long way to go.

In other news, I beat Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner today, great game. Also a relief to play a game that only took 6 hours to beat. I usually go for the lengthier RPG's, but I should definitely play more short games. It would help towards reducing my backlog. ;D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 21, 2016, 10:32:53 PM
Sort of playing Lies of Astaroth. It is a free to play RPGish TCG on the One.

"Sort of playing" since i mostly have no idea what i am doing. I did a little setting up for a few matches to meet specific win requirements but a combination of small screen text and a smallish monitor a fair distance away is keeping me from doing much more than autobattling for XP/Coins at the moment.

Also got some help and finally wrapped up Minecraft on the One. Going to wrap up the 360 version DLC update later this week will give me that completion back too finally.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 22, 2016, 08:25:13 AM
Ys III (TCD) - Finished. I liked this game but my favorite is still 1 & 2.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - I made it to level 194. I'm taking a break this week for Deus Ex.

Star Ocean (PS3) - I'm enjoying this game but the art style makes the main characters look like dolls.

Dark Souls (PS3) - I tried going back to the PS3 version but it plays better on the X1 as a download title.

Sylphia (TCD) - This is a fun vertical shoot em up. I'll see if I can squeeze some more time in with this one.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 22, 2016, 09:32:58 AM
God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) - Beat this late last night, this game was fantastic.
Spoiler (hover to show)
That end boss was also quite enjoyable.
Spoiler (hover to show)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 23, 2016, 08:22:15 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - Working on the remaining tutorials and getting more sidekicks.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on August 23, 2016, 08:44:26 AM
God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) - Beat this late last night, this game was fantastic.
Spoiler (hover to show)
That end boss was also quite enjoyable.
Spoiler (hover to show)

Nice work! :)

As for me and myself, I will continue playing WWE 2K16 (which is still free on Xbox One for Gold Members). This game is just too much fun. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 23, 2016, 11:17:01 PM
Played a little more Lies of Astaroth.

It has a ton of potential but seems to rely too much on grinding. I set up a quick automated grind early this morning. When i got home i got the timing down better and should at least double my efficiency over night. :D

EDIT
Also should be able to max out one of my top tier cards tonight. I haven't leveled any others yet but this one seems like it should be beneficial all the way to the end of the game so hopefully it was worth all the monies and XPs.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 24, 2016, 09:27:49 AM
DoDonPachi Maximum (WP). Playing this on a 3.8" screen is nightmarish, so wish me luck. I've already No Miss'd 5-A, the easiest version of the last stage. 5-E on the other hand looks like it'll take some practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrdDPiLcq5I

Incidentally, one of my favorite DoDonPachi tracks plays during Stage 5, so I'll get to enjoy the grind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Dedg9RWcQ


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: The Last Zinja on August 24, 2016, 10:09:12 AM
Replaying Diablo II after not playing it for 10+ years. Still a great game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: JSoup on August 24, 2016, 02:28:44 PM
I notice a lot of people internet wide are suddenly interested in replaying Diablo 2.
Might it have something to do with the rumored HD remakes being talked about supposedly next month?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: The Last Zinja on August 24, 2016, 06:55:47 PM
This is the first I have heard of any such rumors. I am playing because I found my discs and I missed the atmosphere of the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 25, 2016, 08:27:38 AM
I stopped by my local library and picked up a couple of items:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/RF/madden17_zpsyzmldvxz.jpg)

Madden 17 (X1):

I suck at sports games but I keep playing them. I like that you have to press a button (similar to a qte) when you try to tackle or catch a pass as it keeps you engaged and feels less robotic. The revised kicker controls seem like a downgrade. Have you ever played a golf game? Punting is played exactly like swinging a club.

Rayxanbar II (TCD) - A really fun shooter that continues to try my patience.

Lords of Thunder (TCD) - Such a great game. This might be my favorite game on the system. {Rondo of Blood would be 2nd}

Gradius II (TCD) - Thanks for the recommendation Duke! This is a great port of the arcade game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 25, 2016, 08:44:37 AM
Lords of Thunder is certainly one of the best games on TCD. Rondo is great though, but available on a lot of formats now.
The kick meter actually existed like that in previous iterations of Madden.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 25, 2016, 08:58:55 AM
@Shadow: Really? They showed it off in the what's new this year video. Maybe something I missed?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 25, 2016, 09:07:34 AM
Hitman GO (Win 10) - This game sure took me by surprise. I'm really enjoying it now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 26, 2016, 11:58:37 PM
Getting more into Lies of Astaroth

It is starting to get pretty tricky.
I'm sure by the time i get far enough that it is REALLY hard tho people will have good deck deets for certain levels. I've been cruising along with a configuration i've not seen anyone mention anywhere so far tho. Haven't really needed to modify it outside of leveling unless going for specific win requirements like cards of a specific type or rank.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 27, 2016, 07:28:55 AM
Collapse! (WP) - Been playing this again, as I've been on the go alot lately.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on August 27, 2016, 08:03:52 AM

Gradius II (TCD) - Thanks for the recommendation Duke! This is a great port of the arcade game.


Salamander is a port of the arcade game if you get a chance to play it, instead of being Life Force.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 28, 2016, 08:12:23 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Wii U) - Still my all time favourite game. Just finished up with the Great Deku Tree, now on my way to Hyrule Castle.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 29, 2016, 07:36:43 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - Still working on random Feats around the area.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 30, 2016, 08:27:35 AM
James Patterson's Women's Murder Club (WP) - This game is relatively short, I kinda wish it was longer.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on August 31, 2016, 07:47:17 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Wii U) - Finally arrived in the Forest Temple.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on August 31, 2016, 10:55:07 AM
@Duke: Thanks for the recommendation!

I haven't had much time to game lately as I'm getting ready for a trip.

Madden 17 (X1) - I'm having fun with it even though I still suck at these games.

Dues Ex Mankind Divided (X1) - So far it plays just like the last game. I expected more from this game.

Dark Souls 3 (X1) - I'm at level 199 and moving forward. I just made it through the Cursed King's Garden.

Super Mario World (SFAMI) - Testing for lag on HDTV.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on August 31, 2016, 05:40:02 PM
Lies of Astaroth on the one.

Double dipping with Marvel Puzzle Quest on the 360.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 01, 2016, 07:43:55 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - I should get back to working on Feats.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 03, 2016, 07:13:53 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Wii U) - Making my way to Zora's Domain to prep for the Water Temple.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 04, 2016, 11:08:35 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - Finally finished the last few tutorials I was missing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 05, 2016, 08:44:27 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Wii U) - Finally made it to my favourite dungeon, the Shadow Temple :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 07, 2016, 11:08:19 PM
Lies of Astaroth

Patch is coming out soonish so i blew all my extra cards on upgrading a curse deck in the hopes of clearing thru the last set of levels in case curse gets nerfed. So far i'm crushing the AI.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 08, 2016, 06:48:58 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) - While the original is fresh in my mind, I wanted to play the remastered edition. Starting out in Kokiri Forest.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 09, 2016, 10:20:12 PM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - Still working on Feats, also close to finishing the remaining missions in the Toy Hub.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on September 09, 2016, 11:43:36 PM
Finally beat Phantasy Star.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 11, 2016, 01:29:07 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) - Starting the Fire Temple now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: spf180 on September 12, 2016, 11:47:48 PM
Super Mario World (SNES) : Completed all 96 exits then my battery deleted the save.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) : Finished with the Deku Tree, stuck at getting into the castle.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 13, 2016, 07:40:13 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Win 10) - Earning random Feats still.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: spf180 on September 13, 2016, 06:44:28 PM
Finally beat Phantasy Star.
Shaggy, how was Phantasy Star did you enjoy the game?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 14, 2016, 07:31:32 AM
Monopoly (WP) - Going to be out quite a bit this afternoon, so taking this to play.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on September 15, 2016, 09:42:43 AM
3starred all the levels in Lies of Astaroth.

Everything i have left to do in the game achievement wise is glitched/unobtainable at the moment. Barring the leveling which is just an insane grind. Especially since i can't use levels for XP anymore and can only "Explore" every 4 minutes for a small amount of XP.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 15, 2016, 10:09:17 AM
007 Legends (Wii U) - It's a real shame that is is how Eurocom went out, the GoldenEye remake was much better then this.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on September 15, 2016, 11:59:20 AM
Finished Blaster Master for my article, now just killing time until tomorrow when DRAGON QUEST VII comes out.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 15, 2016, 12:28:51 PM
@bombatomba: Great choice. What version did you play?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on September 15, 2016, 01:16:12 PM
@Addicted:  Played the NES version via the 3DS VC.  I spend so much time moving around that about the only way I can play games is if it is portable.  Now if only we can get all the other NES games I don't own on the 3DS VC...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 15, 2016, 01:30:48 PM
@bombatomba: That makes sense. I'm looking forward the the review!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Wempster on September 15, 2016, 10:11:32 PM
Booted up Mutant League Hockey today for the first time.  It's a fantastic hockey game with great humor.  I managed to find a loose Genesis copy at the flea market a few weeks ago for $3


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on September 16, 2016, 01:18:39 PM
Had a deal go south on another forum through no fault of my own.  Very annoying, but at least no money had changed hands.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bombatomba on September 16, 2016, 04:18:25 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c394/bombatomba77/0c051de4-ec05-42c0-a5f0-5bc81e6b0344_zpscvkgo6iv.jpg)

I opened it up and saw this:

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c394/bombatomba77/c2e424d8-5cd8-48d1-b852-d39a1005a9c5_zpsdjc8zg4j.jpg)

I had to laugh.  The digital manual doesn't look bad (at least it has artwork), but it was still a strong reminder I am buying a modern game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: techwizard on September 17, 2016, 01:17:52 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c394/bombatomba77/0c051de4-ec05-42c0-a5f0-5bc81e6b0344_zpscvkgo6iv.jpg)

I opened it up and saw this:

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c394/bombatomba77/c2e424d8-5cd8-48d1-b852-d39a1005a9c5_zpsdjc8zg4j.jpg)

I had to laugh.  The digital manual doesn't look bad (at least it has artwork), but it was still a strong reminder I am buying a modern game.


that's pretty common for the past 5 years at least...at least it's not like the Vita where it doesn't have any papers, no way to know the manual exists unless you're already aware of the feature in the system.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 17, 2016, 06:03:43 PM
007 Legends (Wii U) - Ran into a great group and played a ton of Team Conflict for almost 4 hours last night. Looking forward to meeting up tonight.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 19, 2016, 07:55:07 AM
Recore (X1) - It's better than I expected. There are some jarring design choices but overall a good game.

Puyo Puyo CD (TCD) - It's a good game with some wacky characters. Standard Puyo gameplay but that's not a bad thing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 19, 2016, 11:28:26 AM
TextTwist 2 (WP): 2000/5000 Words
Dungeon Hunter 5 (Windows/WP): Rebuilding lost potions and gems after a crash. Another week or two and I'll try the mission again.
Asphalt 8: Airborne (Windows/WP): Just reached Season 7. Need to grind more credits to unlock higher cars for more events.
Despicable Me: Minion Rush (Windows/WP): Just doing daily check-ins. Lots of work left on this.
Real Soccer 2013 / Real Football 2013 (WP): Just doing daily check-ins.
Babel Rising 3D (2012) (WP): 8500/10000 minions killed

...just grinding away at things.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 20, 2016, 07:46:33 AM
Calling Bill! It's that time of the year again: (Apparently all hockey violence is mild)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/RF/nhl_17_zpsu795l9fl.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 20, 2016, 07:49:06 AM
Uno (WP) - Playing this while out of the house today.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 20, 2016, 08:57:27 AM
Calling Bill! It's that time of the year again: (Apparently all hockey violence is mild)

Surprisingly, Madden is rated 12+ in Russia for Violence. :D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 21, 2016, 07:39:08 AM
007 Legends (Wii U) - A mix of multiplayer and campaign today I think.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 21, 2016, 10:04:39 AM
@Shadow: That's crazy. I wonder what they would rate Rugby.

Recore (X1) - Grinding some levels before I tackle the next dungeon. Anyone who owns a Xone should at least try this game as a rental or buy it for $20 or less. A lot of it reminds me of a modern Zelda title akin to Darksiders as long as you're willing to put up with some bad design decisions and 1-2 minute loading screens.

Horror Story (TCD) - Such an odd side scrolling shooter this is and I'm not sure if it is odd in a good or bad way. I need to play it more.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 23, 2016, 07:58:11 PM
Assassin's Creed III (Wii U) - Doing various missions in Boston.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 25, 2016, 08:22:46 AM
Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp (WP) - Another day out and about most of the day, another WP game to play in between.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 25, 2016, 11:07:32 AM
@Shadow: That's crazy. I wonder what they would rate Rugby.

Recore (X1) - Grinding some levels before I tackle the next dungeon. Anyone who owns a Xone should at least try this game as a rental or buy it for $20 or less. A lot of it reminds me of a modern Zelda title akin to Darksiders as long as you're willing to put up with some bad design decisions and 1-2 minute loading screens.

Horror Story (TCD) - Such an odd side scrolling shooter this is and I'm not sure if it is odd in a good or bad way. I need to play it more.

There's a patch being released to fix the loading times for Recore.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on September 25, 2016, 01:10:12 PM
If my latest videos are any indication of what I've been playing...well, yeah. This game is probably a masterwork. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmzqGkMwjWU

Also, this happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mux9BoVruo


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 25, 2016, 03:17:23 PM
Hollow Fragment looks like fun, and uses mechanics from the anime like the Skill Chain and swapping.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 25, 2016, 07:22:10 PM
Been jamming on Yakuza 5 and spoiler alert I love it!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 26, 2016, 07:45:07 AM
Assassin's Creed III (Wii U) - I finally dipped a toe into the online MP, not really my cup of tea tbh.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 26, 2016, 09:30:29 AM
@Shadow: That would help a lot!

Finished Rondo of Blood for the TCD with a 96% completion rate.

I've been playing the XONE a lot thanks to the local library:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/RF/xone_lib_zpspm7brl2m.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on September 26, 2016, 01:15:26 PM
Hollow Fragment looks like fun, and uses mechanics from the anime like the Skill Chain and swapping.

It's a blast, it really is. It definitely has a steep learning curve though. That said, I can't wait for the next game in November. :)

I've also been playing Atelier Rorona Plus on my PS TV, and I got Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend last night from the PSN Flash Sale.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on September 29, 2016, 08:26:09 AM
Recore (X1) - I hit the wall that I've heard talked about in the review. I have 17 cores and I need 45 to finish the game. Anyone who has played Wind Waker will remember the Triforce hunt at the end of the game. It's just like that...

Gradius 2 (TCD) - I'm just playing this for a couple minutes each day.





Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 29, 2016, 10:34:48 AM
Angry Birds (WP): ....yeah. There are reasons.
Asphalt 8: Airborne (W10/WP): This will take MONTHS to complete due to premium currency.
Microsoft Mahjong (W10): Love Mahjong. Still need to learn how to properly play actual Mahjong and not Mahjong Solitaire, but I'm sure there are another strip Mahjong games out there to teach me how... ::)

Unfortunately, my L1520 battery's dying, so I'm not playing my normal things lately. Angry Birds is on my Windows 10 Mobile phone, and a delisted title, so I'm finally taking the time to replay the campaign and cross it off my list. Enjoying trying to do it without a guide.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on September 29, 2016, 03:48:00 PM
@Shadow: That would help a lot!

Finished Rondo of Blood for the TCD with a 96% completion rate.

I've been playing the XONE a lot thanks to the local library:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/RF/xone_lib_zpspm7brl2m.jpg)

You really like NBA 2k17, don't you? :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on September 30, 2016, 01:19:07 AM
Assassin's Creed III (Wii U) - Just finished this, not as great as Assassin's Creed II, but still pretty good :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: spf180 on October 01, 2016, 11:09:35 PM
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS, 2009) - Currently 17 hours in the game on day 149/mission 42.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 02, 2016, 01:10:48 PM
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii U) - While I was unable to acquire this in time for the community playthrough, I'm starting it now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on October 03, 2016, 12:29:07 AM
I haven't checked in for a while.  As some of you may know, I like to dedicate the months of September and October to playing horror themed games, so that's what I've been doing for the past month.  Here's what I've been playing:

Resident Evil: Revelations - First time playing this.  It's supposed to be a return to the survival horror roots for the series, and I feel like that's only half true.  While certain parts of exploring the ship certainly do feel reminiscent of the earlier games, there are still a lot of heavy action sections that feel like they're straight out of the later RE games.  I thought this was one was pretty good, but not quite as good as I had been led to believe.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Played this co-op with a friend.  One of the best co-op experiences I've had in a long time.  What makes it unique is that player 1 controls a pretty standard character that can use all the weapons and items available in the game, while player 2 controls a character that is more limited in their offensive capabilities but still has unique characteristics that make them valuable to the team.  It's a lot of fun.  It's local co-op only, and I can't speak to the quality of the single-player experience, but if you can get somebody to co-op it with you, I highly recommend it.

Resident Evil 0 - Noticing a trend here?  I haven't played RE0 in several years, so I went in to this one relatively blind.  I picked up the PS4 Origins HD bundle a while back and thought it would be a good time to revisit this one.  I always considered 0 to be my least favorite in the series, but replaying it this time, I really enjoyed it.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I played it on hard difficulty the last time I played, and I remember it being brutally difficult.  I kept it to the standard difficulty this time and made it through relatively easily, however I still maintain that this is the hardest game in the series.

Resident Evil - I wanted to replay the original PSX version since I hadn't played it since I was in middle school I think.  I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, and it's interesting to compare it with the remake since I know that game like the back of my hand.  There are so many differences that they really are two totally different experiences.

Resident Evil 2 - Always a classic, but I was surprised that I came away enjoying the PSX original RE more than this one.  I always thought I liked 2 better....

The Evil Within - I played this 2 years ago when it first came out, but since I recently got this game on Steam, I thought it was a good time to revisit it.  It has some rough edges and a few frustrating gameplay segments, but overall I really enjoyed it.

SOMA - I received this from last month's Humble Monthly Bundle, so I had to play it.  It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but that's probably a good thing.  It's more of a first-person adventure style game such as Firewatch but with a sci-fi/horror theme.  Very interesting and profound story that deals with some heavy topics.  Highly recommended.  Surprisingly, I haven't played Amnesia yet, but now I'm more interested in checking it out.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 03, 2016, 01:52:02 PM
@Shaggy: I don't see what you're talking about ... I never end up with two of the same sports title...  ;)

I've been playing a lot of XOne games this week. I've been trying to finish up Deus Ex before I start Forza Horizon 3.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/RF/wgames1_zpsqkc7qwox.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on October 03, 2016, 06:44:18 PM
Realized I hadn't played a game in a while despite buying and selling like a madman.  So, I decided to change that with some 2D, single plane beat 'em ups.

Ghost Sweeper Mikami (SFC): At first blush, this is more like a Valis game than a traditioanl beat 'em up.  Pretty fun, if mellow and easy.  Great art design and graphics, too.  Reminds me of the 16-bit Sailor Moon beat 'em ups.

Ninja Warriors (SNES): One of the rare single plane beat 'em ups that feels like a true beat 'em up.  You can feel invincible one minute and then be furiously battling your way out of a horde of enemies the next.  It's a shame it's so expensive.  The art and gameplay are just excellent.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 04, 2016, 07:46:51 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition - Finally returning to this after taking a break.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: bickman2k on October 04, 2016, 09:45:34 AM
Been a while since I posted in here. Finally getting around to starting Xenoblade Chronicles 3D on my 3DS. Should be a nice time killer on my flight next week.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on October 04, 2016, 08:35:01 PM
@Shaggy: I don't see what you're talking about ... I never end up with two of the same sports title...  ;)

I've been playing a lot of XOne games this week. I've been trying to finish up Deus Ex before I start Forza Horizon 3.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/RF/wgames1_zpsqkc7qwox.jpg)

Now there are two NHL '17.  WTH?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 05, 2016, 07:08:51 AM
@Shaggy: There are two libraries near me and I put holds on both. This can lead to me having two copies of a game (one from each library).

Dues Ex: Mankind Divided (X1) : Finished. I liked the game but it is very closely tied to the original. The gameplay is almost identical and the story isn't as memorable as the first game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 05, 2016, 07:29:27 AM
Spider Jack - Been chipping away at this the past few times while waiting for wife to finish work.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 06, 2016, 10:20:54 AM
New Super Mario Bros. U - Having a blast playing coop with the kids & wife.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 07, 2016, 08:44:39 AM
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition - Found out that I can start a new Disney account and work on Feats I've cleared before and Xbox still counts it as new.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 08, 2016, 06:51:34 PM
New Super Mario Bros. U - That fight with Bowser was harder then it needed to be, in regards to having to trip over two other people in coop.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 09, 2016, 07:22:51 AM
SiNG Party (Wii U) - Taking the Wii U to the in-laws for Thanksgiving later today, so it will be casual games like this and Wii Sports Resort that get played. If most of the cousins show up, then it will probably end up being a massive Super Smash Bros. blowout :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 12, 2016, 08:44:49 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/RF/new_zps9aa8mhkw.jpg)

Started playing some new XOne games. Mafia 3 has style and you can drop knocked out enemies in the water and let the gators deal with them. The gameplay itself is typical open world fair but so far the story is engaging enough to carry it.

I'm going play some KI this weekend unless Gears 4 arrives first.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 12, 2016, 08:46:33 AM
Tinker (G4WL) - I'm kinda kicking myself for overlooking this gem, having a great time with this so far.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on October 13, 2016, 04:23:00 PM
Amazon seller mislabeled a package, so I have no idea if a recent purchase will make it to me.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on October 13, 2016, 09:18:25 PM
Sorted out my mail issue.  Very thankful to have that settled.

Also, SNES Ninja Warriors is still awesome.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 14, 2016, 07:43:40 AM
Fruit Ninja (WP) - Getting the brakes done today, so lots of this later.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on October 14, 2016, 10:33:35 AM
Mafia 3 (X1) - This is a good game with amazing style but like most open world games can become repetitive. The AI is dumb as rocks and usually comes straight at you. Give this game a rent.

Forza Horizon 3 (X1) - This game is great. This game is easily in my top five games this year. The sense of speed, the graphics, the amount of stuff to do this game has it all.

Gears of War 4 (X1) - I just installed this last night and I'm looking forward to playing it. I've heard it's good.

Un announced game (PCE CD) - I'm playing this for the next blog post.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on October 15, 2016, 12:08:18 AM
Tapper (not Root Beer Tapper) for the Commodore 64 plays just like the arcade.  Which means I am very bad at it.  Graphics are way better than I expected, too.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 15, 2016, 10:26:44 AM
Hand it over. I'll get you to the aliens first try. :D


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 16, 2016, 11:16:00 AM
Fat Princess: Piece of Cake (Vita) - Playing this in bursts, which I kind of have to as it is a F2P title. But I've slowly been leveling my troops up. It plays 1/2 puzzle 1/2 turn based rpg and I like it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on October 18, 2016, 09:19:33 PM
Dragon Quest Heroes for PS4.  Not a bad game.  Thanks for the recommendation, Crabmaster.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on October 19, 2016, 07:39:16 PM
Ghost Chaser Densei (SFC): What seemed stiff and slow at first has unfolded into a great, engrossing beat 'em up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 19, 2016, 10:36:30 PM
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U) - Ran into a friend and he dragged me into 3 hours of Hardcore TDM...that bastard :P


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: blcklblskt on October 20, 2016, 05:11:38 PM
I picked up a PSVR.

Batman: Arkham VR - probably the best use of the technology, especially when used with Move controllers.

EVE: Valkyrie - tons of fun. Aim your rockets with your faceparts and shoot from a gatling gun while flying through space.  My childhood dreams have been achieved.

DRIVECLUB VR - A lot of fun.  Absolutely awesome that i can see the entire interior, and how the sideview mirrors accurately change when I move my head.

I also played through a few demos on the demo disc:

Battlezone: The demo made me want to buy it.  It looks like a ton of fun.
RIGs - By far the most physically exhausting and eye-straining VR game I've played.  I played a match or two then quit because of the eye strain.
Kitchen - Terrifying, simply terrifying.  I had to turn the lights on, unplug the headphones and move the visor forward a bit.  Horror games have the ability to thrive like they never have before on the VR.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 24, 2016, 07:22:38 AM
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U) - Decided to finally finish the campaign on this one. But I seem to be missing parts of the storyline due to never finishing Call of Duty: Black Ops back in the day :/


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on October 30, 2016, 07:51:41 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - Decided to start a new save file, so starting out in Kokiri Forest.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on October 31, 2016, 01:56:14 AM
Been playing Shantae and the Pirates Curse, on my 3DS. Soooo good.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 01, 2016, 07:46:58 AM
Jet Set Go (WP) - Been tinkering with this in my downtime lately.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on November 02, 2016, 07:45:46 AM
Things have been really busy of late...

Battlefield 1 (X1) - Finished the campaign. I really like this game as it's a good change from all of the modern/near future shooters. Also where else can you play as a pidgeon?

Mafia 3 (X1) - Finished the game. I really liked the main story and main story missions but the missions in between felt monotonous.

Gears of War 4 (X1) - It's a great Gears game.

Dragonball Xenoverse 2 (X1) - Just installed. I hope to start this week.

Titanfall 2 (X1) - Just installed. I hope to start this tonight.

Lunar Eternal Blue (SCD) - My Holiday RPG. So far it's a lot of fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 03, 2016, 08:08:07 PM
Fat Princess: Piece of Cake (Vita) - Just through a bit of daily play, I'm close to nabbing the final Trophy.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on November 04, 2016, 01:57:53 PM
LEARNED: I can no longer play games on an original Game Boy.  Welp, onto the flip pile with this pick up.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 04, 2016, 02:43:19 PM
Why's that? No back light?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on November 04, 2016, 05:45:57 PM
The backlight was the least of it.  The blurriness and poor contrast just made things impossible to discern.  It makes me wonder how I ever beat Bionic Commando on the thing.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on November 07, 2016, 10:07:32 AM
Gears of War 4 (X1) - Finished. I'm looking forward to playing the next one.

Dragonball Xenoverse 2 (X1) - This is almost identical to the last game. It's not a bad thing but it's getting a bit old.

Titanfall 2 (X1) - Finished the campaign. This was a lot of fun but there are a lot of FPS games this season and I wonder if it will get lost in the shuffle.

Forza 3 (X1) - One of my favorite games this year.

Lunar Eternal Blue (SCD) - Working my way through. Still a fun game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 09, 2016, 06:14:59 PM
I haven't checked in since the beginning of October, so here's what I've played since then:

Alien: Isolation - Really good game, but also really stressful.  It may have just been because I was playing on a higher difficulty, but I swear that damn alien cheats.

Kuon - I've typically only heard bad things about this game, but I quite enjoyed it.  I can't say that it's a great game, but I think it's one for survival horror fans to check out.

Back in 1995 - Quick and dirty indie horror game I picked up cheap on Steam.  It's supposed to be a throwback to survival horror games from the mid-90s.  It felt more like playing an early alpha build of Silent Hill than anything else.  I think it was made by only one guy, and it shows.  It's really not a good game at all, but as a fan of survival horror, I can appreciate what the developer was going for, and I think there's a foundation here for a decent game.

Beyond: Two Souls - I got burned out on my annual survival-horror marathon before the end of October, so I randomly chose this game from my backlog list to play something different, but I suppose it does have an appropriately creepy vibe at times.  I've been meaning to play this ever since it came out, and I'm glad I finally got around to it.  It's pretty typical Quantic Dream fare, but I consider that a good thing, and as such I really enjoyed this one.

World of Final Fantasy - I started playing this right when it came out.  It's obviously full of fan service for fans of the Final Fantasy series, so there's a lot characters and references for me to appreciate.  For some reason, it feels strange to me that this game met my expectations exactly, and by that I mean that it's just a pretty good game.  I don't find it to be GOTY material, but it's definitely worth a playthrough.  I haven't quite finished this one yet, but I think I'm getting fairly close to the end.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on November 10, 2016, 12:31:07 AM
Bought an NES game on ebay with a coupon I found on Twitter.  Modern tech is great for retrogaming.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 11, 2016, 08:36:35 AM
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U) - Been rotating through multiplayer and campaign lately.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on November 12, 2016, 05:42:32 PM
Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man is a good game that I would have loved to play as a kid.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 13, 2016, 03:16:44 PM
My Name is Mayo (Vita) - A jar of Mayonnaise simulator?!? I've seen it all now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on November 13, 2016, 06:41:06 PM
Lots of Necropolis on X1. Getting better, but some of these lower levels are rough.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on November 14, 2016, 03:30:55 PM
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (X1) - Finished the campaign and it was a lot of fun. I'm done playing FPS games for at least six months.

Dishonored 2 (X1) - Just installed. I'm looking forward to playing this one.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 17, 2016, 09:12:15 AM
Resistance: Retribution (PSP) - This seems like a decent shooter so far. I haven't played an installment in this franchise before, but it seems like an interesting story.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 17, 2016, 12:33:20 PM
I recently finished World of Final Fantasy (at least the main story, I still want to go back and complete some of the postgame content), and I really enjoyed it overall.  I've mostly heard it described by others as 'Final Fantasy meets Pokemon', and I'd have to agree with that description.  I think the combat system is familiar enough for old-school fans to appreciate it, but I also think there are enough twists to it to keep newer players interested.  There's plenty of fan service that is obviously targeted toward long time fans of the series, so most of those references will be lost on those who haven't played many FF games.  As such, I'm not sure if I would recommend it unless you are a FF fan, but I still think it is a solid game regardless.

Since I have a couple of weeks before Final Fantasy XV hits, I decided I would try to fit in a shorter game to pass the time, so I finally started playing Terranigma.  I'm a big fan of its predecessor Illusion of Gaia, and I've heard that Terranigma is superior in pretty much every way and is one of the best hidden gems on the SNES/SFC, so I feel like I've put this one off long enough.  I've only put about an hour into it so far, but I have to say it's not living up to the hype for me.  I'm still enjoying it, it's just not blowing me away like I thought it would.  However, I'm still very early in the game, and I suspect that it will pick up quite a bit once I finish the first main objective (completing the 5 towers).


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on November 20, 2016, 05:58:39 PM
Just finished Saints Row: The Third. Fun game, rediculous story, but then again that's the whole point of it.

I wonder what I'll be playing next...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on November 23, 2016, 08:16:26 AM
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (WP) - Namco should go back and give this treatment to some of their other franchises.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on November 25, 2016, 01:28:15 AM
Playing Fallout 4 using mods. Played through the Cannibal House adventure mod, pretty neat!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on November 25, 2016, 11:03:44 PM
Been playing

Disney Infinity (360) Seems fun. Finished online required stuff. Nearly died since the intro was SUPER reminiscent of Project Spark.

Disney Infinity 2.0 (360 & One) Fun. Finished online required stuff. Messed around with a bit of the offline.

Disney Infinity 3.0 (360 & One) Fun. Cleared the Marvel Battlegrounds DLC. Borrowing the Dory DLC in the near future.

Letter Quest: Grimms Journey Remastered (One) - Fun. Word game. I like these.

World of Tanks (360 & One) - Still greatly enjoy it.

Zeno Clash (360) - Utter trash


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on November 27, 2016, 11:04:20 AM
Started playing Super Mario Galaxy this weekend. What a great game!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on November 28, 2016, 10:38:57 AM
I finished Terranigma over the holiday break (well, holiday for us in the USA), and I gotta say, I found it to be pretty disappointing.

So with very little time before FF XV hits and I dive headfirst into that, I started playing an indie game I got from a recent Humble Bundle called Chroma Squad.  I'm actually blown away by how much I'm getting into this charming little game.  It's essentially a simplified take on the strategy-RPG genre (think Fire Emblem or Shining Force) but with something that feels like town-building elements between battles (although you're building a TV recording studio, not a town).  Neat game, I highly recommend it!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shane on November 28, 2016, 04:03:48 PM
I always preferred Terranigma to Illusion of Gaia because it allowed you to level up as much as you wanted rather than getting specific upgrades when clearing an area. There's also a really great story to it like Illusion of Gaia. Soul Blazer is a decent game from the series, but it's got a limited story line.

I've been playing some games through the Retro Achievements emulators, as a bit of a challenge. I played the worthwhile Castlevania games for GBA, the Metroid games, and started on NES games using their emulator.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on November 29, 2016, 09:45:39 PM
It sounds like I'm missing out on some games for the SNES in Terranigma and Soul Blazer.

I beat Dragon Quest Heroes last night and now I'm trying to get all the trophies.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 02, 2016, 04:44:41 PM
Killzone (PS2) - Despite playing a bit of the Vita installment, I've never played the original that started it all. I'm enjoying it so far, it feels slightly slower then other FPS games.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 04, 2016, 08:26:00 AM
Roll in the Hole (WP) - Almost halfway done now.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on December 05, 2016, 04:58:57 AM
Struggling to beat X-Com 2.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 08, 2016, 08:51:14 AM
Donkey Kong (Wii U) - I finally beat this game after all these years!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 10, 2016, 03:18:50 PM
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii U) - This game has been more fun then I thought it would be. There are several annoying issues that hinder the fun at times however.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on December 11, 2016, 09:20:09 PM
I'm back to playing some games again.

Watch Dogs 2 (X1) - Finished. I like this a lot more than the first game and you can really mess with the open world mechanics for some unexpected results. I love calling the cops of people or bombing them with my drone.

Dead Rising 4 (X1) - Just installed.

Final Fantasy 15 (X1) - This game is odd. I'm not quite sure what to make of it. I think I like it.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 12, 2016, 11:05:11 AM
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Win 10) - Working on Arcade mode with all remaining characters.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on December 31, 2016, 08:47:30 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) - Put over 40 hours into this so far, I forgot how much fun fishing is!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: MetalFRO on December 31, 2016, 12:18:25 PM
My wife got me Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Christmas, and I'm loving it!  Already 17 levels in...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 01, 2017, 09:32:16 AM
Game Room: Lunar Lander (WP) - I've earned all the medals again.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 02, 2017, 11:49:43 PM
Angry Birds (WP) - Working on getting 3 stars in every level in Episode 1.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on January 03, 2017, 12:44:45 AM
I got sucked into Neverwinter by "friends" :P
I have thousands of unplayed games i payed for and yet here i am pouring time into this free title.  My current stats according to TA: First played on 29 Nov 16 , Played for 266 hrs 40 mins

I don't think that is 100% accurate but i have almost exclusively been playing Neverwinter since i started....


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on January 03, 2017, 09:49:08 AM
Just finished Portal 2 (on PC). What an amazing game. I like the middle section of the game the best.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 03, 2017, 03:58:13 PM
Dead Rising 4 (X1) - I'm having a lot of fun with this game but it is really easy so far. The gunplay is terrible and it's much easier to run in with a melee weapon to knock around the hordes of zombies.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 04, 2017, 10:06:24 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) - Getting ready to visit City in the Sky, this dungeon gives me my favourite weapon in the game, the Double Clawshot :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 07, 2017, 08:35:51 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) - Gathering the remaining Golden Bugs I'm missing and also working on Poe Souls.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 08, 2017, 11:30:20 AM
Angry Birds (WP) - Finally finishing off the Poached Eggs episode with 3 stars.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 09, 2017, 10:23:36 PM
Ghostscape (WP) - This game is quite short.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 10, 2017, 09:27:45 AM
Back to Forza 3 now that Dead Rising 4 is finished.

Sturmwind (Dreamcast) - I am replaying this game now that I have a VGA cable and it looks incredible.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 10, 2017, 12:49:44 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) - Just started on the City in the Sky.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 12, 2017, 07:39:06 AM
Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu (Famicom ) - This game is an interesting action RPG that was released only six months after Zelda 1.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 13, 2017, 04:18:09 PM
Minecraft: Story Mode (Wii U) - Starting on Episode 1.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 16, 2017, 08:54:55 PM
Wordament (Android) - Forgot how addicting this was! Always just "one" more round.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 17, 2017, 09:25:37 AM
Shantae & the Pirate's Curse (Steam) - Almost done. The last level is a test of platforming patience.

Cotton (TCD) - A fun shooter

Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu - Making my way across the map. Trying to find the key for the pyramids.

KOF 96 (Saturn) - Still fun after all these years

Panzer Dragoon (Saturn) - I'm going to try to beat this



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on January 17, 2017, 10:53:42 AM
Asphalt 7: Heat, after an interesting battle that has exposed a new side of Windows Phone apps to me. Been wanting to play through it since I've played all the other Asphalt titles.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on January 19, 2017, 07:59:25 AM
New York Toy Fair the Game (IOS) - I almost assembled the prototype but Mr Lee took it away.

Gradius 2 (TCD) - A great port of one of Konami's classics.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on January 19, 2017, 09:55:45 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) - In addition to rounding up the last few Poe souls I need. I'm also planning on entering The Cave of Ordeals and dealing with all 50 floors of that dungeon.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 02, 2017, 09:09:19 AM
Resident Evil 7 (X1) - I'm 75% through the game. I like the game but you can sort of cheat your way through by aggroing enemies next to a safe room.

Dark Souls (360) - I can't stop playing some form of Dark Souls... help!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on February 02, 2017, 06:08:38 PM
Izret be proud? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBgcxymLuQo


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Duke.Togo on February 02, 2017, 08:41:39 PM
Dark Souls (360) - I can't stop playing some form of Dark Souls... help!

There is no escape. Also, get Nioh next week.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 03, 2017, 08:13:26 AM
@Duke: It seems that way.

I plan to try Nioh one day but I don't own a PS4. One day this year....

Abzu and Steep just came in for the X1.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Izret101 on February 04, 2017, 12:23:09 AM
Izret be proud? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBgcxymLuQo

 :banana:




Neverwinter. So much neverwinter.

Ok really only like a couple hours a night. Some times less.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on February 04, 2017, 09:41:55 PM
RE5 on PS3.  Who here has it and wants to co-op?  Keep in mind, I suck!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on February 07, 2017, 04:20:19 PM
Are you feeling it now Izret?! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKdqQyc45Ow


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 09, 2017, 07:37:03 AM
Resident Evil 7 (X1) - Finished

Abzu (X1) - This is nice and relaxing after Resident Evil 7.

Dark Souls (360) - Still playing.

Next week it's time for For Honor and Sniper Elite 4.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on February 09, 2017, 08:00:52 AM
Resident Evil 7 (X1) - Finished

Abzu (X1) - This is nice and relaxing after Resident Evil 7.

Dark Souls (360) - Still playing.

Next week it's time for For Honor and Sniper Elite 4.

How was Resident Evil 7 as far as gameplay goes? Was it fun to play?


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 09, 2017, 08:32:22 AM
@ReddMcKnight: It was a lot of fun. The game starts out on an intense note and you're never quite sure what's around the corner. The game encourages multiple play throughs by giving you new game + items to help on the harder difficulties. You really do feel like you have to survive and I found myself cursing when I missed a shot with my gun. The game relies on more intimate scares and even if you're fully stocked with an arsenal of weapons you still don't feel overpowered.  I hear that VR is the way to go with that game but it's still a great experience if you play it without. If you're on the fence rent it for a night.




Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on February 09, 2017, 09:16:46 AM
@ReddMcKnight: It was a lot of fun. The game starts out on an intense note and you're never quite sure what's around the corner. The game encourages multiple play throughs by giving you new game + items to help on the harder difficulties. You really do feel like you have to survive and I found myself cursing when I missed a shot with my gun. The game relies on more intimate scares and even if you're fully stocked with an arsenal of weapons you still don't feel overpowered.  I hear that VR is the way to go with that game but it's still a great experience if you play it without. If you're on the fence rent it for a night.




Sounds like a hell of a thing. I was going to pick it up for PC, but I question if my PC can do it. I'll pick it up for X1 or PS4. As for the "VR Experience", I'll pass. I already have eyesight problems. Thanks for your input.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 09, 2017, 11:03:40 AM
@ReddMcKnight: You're welcome. It's not perfect as a lot of the enemies are the same, the puzzles are a little too easy, and the ending is abrupt with an add for DLC . I would rank it a solid B to B+ game, and if you like Amnesia and Soma you'll find something here.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 21, 2017, 08:01:33 AM
For Honor (X1) - Finished the single player. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. If you have a chance rent this game to see if it will agree with you.

Skyrim (360) - This is what I get for reading the blogs on the front page.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: ReddMcKnight on February 22, 2017, 07:01:47 PM
Will I soar, or will I suck?

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv2yGOPn38RCW3xem8oDQMD_VoojeqNh5


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on February 23, 2017, 09:21:34 AM
Sniper Elite 4 (X1) - It's Sniper Elite 3 with better graphics and more open environments. The environments are huge but the gameplay loop is stale after four games.

Halo Wars 2 (X1) - Just installed.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on March 07, 2017, 01:21:07 PM
It's been a long while since I've checked in, but here's what I'm currently playing:

Yakuza 0 - It's more Yakuza, so what's not to love?  I've been spending a lot of time with this game lately.  Some of the mechanics feel like they've been overhauled from the previous games, and it has an intriguing story as always.

Dragon Quest V - I like this game quite a bit, but I have some very minor gripes (such as item management) that hold it back for me.  After getting about halfway through, I put the game down for about a month and a half, but I've picked it up again recently and hope to see it through to the end.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years - The original FF IV is one of my all-time favorite games, however I really can't recommend playing The After Years.  My first main problem was how the game forces you to essentially start over several times since you have to play a different character for each chapter.  It got really old spending a few hours leveling up and equipping one party of characters and then changing to another group and starting back at square one.  I thought it was really cool when all the characters came together and you can form a party from all of those characters you have leveled up for the entire game, but this final dungeon is going on forever and is turning into one big boss gauntlet.  And then most of those bosses have some super attack that can wipe your party with one move.  I'm really close to the end of this game, but it's getting very old now.

So now, thanks to Addicted's recent blog post, I want to log my 2017 gaming bucket list here:

1. .hack Outbreak (Part 3) - I've played through the first two games and need to keep the series going.

2. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE - I've heard good things about this game and want to try it myself.  Plus it's a good excuse to play my Wii U which usually goes sadly neglected.

3. Phantasy Star II - I really want to play IV at some point since I've heard it's amazing, but I want to play all the games in order, so I need to knock II out first.

4. Xenoblade Chronicles - A friend of mine played this recently and won't stop raving about it, so I guess I need to see what all the fuss is about.

5. Suikoden I & II - I know I need to play Suikoden II, but at this point I feel like I want to play the first game again before starting the sequel.

6. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD - I remember absolutely loving Twilight Princess when I played it about 10 years ago, and with all the fuss going on about Breath of the Wild, it seems like a good time to revisit it.

7. Undecided Super Famicom RPG - I've invested so much time and money into acquiring a ton of SFC games, I really need to play more of them.  I'm leaning towards something like Bahamut Lagoon, Live A Live, or Treasure of the Rudras, but there are so many to choose from.

8. Undecided PS2 RPG - So many great RPGs on this system that I have yet to play.  Leaning towards Persona 3, Radiata Stories, or Shadow Hearts.

9. Undecided PSP RPG - Again, another untapped source of RPGs.  I'd have to do some research before I can say what I'll play, but I've heard so many good things about Trails in the Sky that it is an automatic contender.

10. Undecided seventh gen game - There are still a ton of titles from the 7th gen that are on my backlog.  Hopefully I'll knock out more than one, but I gotta start somewhere.  Top contenders right now are Nier, South Park: Stick of Truth, BioShock Infinite, Dishonored, etc., etc., etc....

Edit:  I really want to play another Ys game too.  I guess that will be my number 11...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on March 10, 2017, 10:34:01 AM
Things have really picked up lately.

These are the games I'm trying out from the library:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/cisco678/gamestoplay_zpsvv0kajwg.jpg)

I also started Space Adventure Cobra on the SCD.

@Disposed Hero: Ys VIII arrives this fall.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on March 10, 2017, 05:01:08 PM
@Disposed Hero: Ys VIII arrives this fall.

Ah, cool.  I knew it was on the way but wasn't sure exactly when it was coming out.  I'd like to play some more of the older titles before jumping into the newest one, so I should have time to get through at least one before then.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on March 26, 2017, 05:22:06 AM
Beat Super Mario Galaxy yesterday evening. Fantastic game. I loved the colorful graphics, the level design and the music. This really feels like a game made for...well, gamers. There's barely a story, and nothing gets in between you and great platforming fun. I appreciated the simplicity of the game: no RPG elements, no item management, upgrades, ... only rock solid gameplay.

A couple of neat uses of the Wiimote, but nothing spectacular. I think this game would have been just as good with a traditional controller. Often I would sit too close to my TV for the pointer to still function properly, which made collecting star pieces challinging at times.

In the end I clocked out at 83 stars. I got the 3 "main" stars at each Galaxy, all the single star Galaxies, and a good bunch of other stuff.

I could have continued collecting more stars, but started to feel I was repeating myself. Some of the comet stars (time challenge) or the purple coin (also time challenge) comet stars are too much trial & error for my taste. As you really need to try and do the "perfect" run, not wasting a second anywhere. Which means trying them over and over again to achieve the required time.

The final level was surprisingly challenging. Getting to Bowser was harder than the boss fight itself, which was a bit odd, but hey, all fun in the end.

Now, what shall I play now...


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 01, 2017, 12:35:41 PM
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita) - Been back to this for the past few days and loving every second of it. A underrated Uncharted game to say the least.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on April 03, 2017, 10:09:32 AM
Mass Effect Andromeda (X1 ) - I like this game but I don't love it. It's a good game with flaws that I hope they will address in the next game.

Mystery Game (SNES) - I'm playing a game on my bucket list and this game lives up to the hype. I can't wait to play more.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 04, 2017, 01:36:33 PM
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita) - Been trying to clean up as many collectables as I can on my second playthrough, some of them are very well hidden.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on April 05, 2017, 11:56:42 AM
Mass Effect Andromeda (X1) - I'm close to the end despite the glitches.

Earthbound (Snes) - This game is a lot of fun. It's mostly on hold due to Mass Effect.

Knight Rider (PCE) - This is better than I expected.



Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: shaggy on April 05, 2017, 12:22:04 PM
Neutopia!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on April 06, 2017, 02:49:00 PM
Thanks to a slew of new releases (most of which I still don't even own yet), I have once again started playing too many games.  I always refer to it as 'bottle-necking' when I do this, since I'm trying to force too many games into too little time.  Anyway....

Yakuza 0 - I've completed the main story and almost have this one wrapped up, just trying to polish off some of the side content that I still want to do.  Great game, and I'm always a little sad every time I end a Yakuza title because of how attached I get to the characters and the setting, but knowing that Yakuza Kiwami is coming out later this year helps cushion the blow.

Child of Light - Playing this for the playthrough.  Cool little game, I'm really enjoying it.  I think I'm a little past the halfway point now.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - I've only got an hour or two into this one so far, but I'm not really feeling the hype yet.  Feels like I'm spending most of my time running across an open field looking for something interesting to do.  I'm going to give it some more time and hope that it 'clicks.'

Persona 5 - I technically haven't started this one yet, but hope to get around to it any day now.  I loved Persona 4 and have heard good things about 5, so I'm looking forward to diving into it.

And last but not least, I had been planning to spend the month of April playing through all of the classic Resident Evil titles again (0, 1, 2, 3, and Code: Veronica) and topping it all off with Resident Evil 7 which I still haven't played yet.  Despite all of the other long and involved games I'm currently playing, I am foolishly still planning on going through with it, although there's no way I'll finish by the end of the month.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on April 06, 2017, 06:26:17 PM
Just finished Heavy Rain today. Terrific game, great story and all around atmosphere. The gameplay gets a little repetitive by the end, as it's nearly all quick-time events. Nevertheless a must play.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 06, 2017, 11:00:05 PM
Hey all! I haven't posted in a while, but my recent experience with the new LoZ title has me wanting to do exactly that, since I have been itching to play it daily for the last few days now and have been doing everything in my power to find the time for it.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - I just finished the first "Boss" of the game and it has me thirsty to explore and gather hearts and stamina boosts and scavenge ingredients and minerals to prepare for what lies ahead (Especially since I came across my first mini boss at such an early part of the game and without decent weapons or armor or any heart containers, I was killed in one strike about 12 times before giving up on defeating it at this point). Just like Disposed Hero mentioned earlier today with not feeling the hype, I was having the exact same experience. Finding a few enemies and items scattered over an insanely large, open field and a lot of time wasted walking and climbing over long distances unsure if I would come across anything of interest. But once I approached Zora's domain and several "Scouts" started to corral me towards the main city and the royalty that was searching for me, things started to get interesting. I won't spoil the experience for any of you, but the events that followed meeting the fish people have me more excited to play than I have been to play anything in several years, maybe even a decade.

It makes me wonder if I have been missing out with other LoZ games over the recent years. My experience with them has been completing both playthroughs of the original, the first couple dungeons of the second, a little of Oracle of Seasons, and Ocarina of Time to the shadow dungeon part. I don't think a partial playthrough is fated for this most recent entry though.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on April 07, 2017, 08:39:50 AM
@Boshamp:  That's good to hear.  I was hoping I would reach a point where the game would click with me, and if our experiences are alike, it will soon.  Sounds like I should be making a beeline for the Zora's domain (wherever that is).

Long time no see, man!  Glad to see you posting around here again!  :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 07, 2017, 11:37:51 AM
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita) - Clearing a few more chapters while waiting at the Dentists office.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on April 10, 2017, 11:53:15 AM
Just finished Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing on Wii. Decent arcade racing gameplay, similar to Mario Kart or Crash Team Racing. The rubber-banding in this game is huge though. It's irrelevant how well you do, the opponents are always right by your side. The graphics are fine and the levels fairly varied and colorful.

I finished all the "cups/tours" that were available to me. Some are locked unless you buy more toys. I don't like the Skylanders aspect of this game though. It's just like a normal game, except you only get 2 characters and 1 vehicle. Somehow, because it's linked to the toys, this is acceptable to people. But really it feels like half the game is missing due to toys/DLC. I only paid €8 for the starter pack, so I'm not complaining though.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Boshamp on April 10, 2017, 09:28:54 PM
Long time no see, man!  Glad to see you posting around here again!  :)

I am very glad to be back. I posted in the "Lurker/Returning member" thread to give a quick update on my absence, but I am definitely back and hoping to become more active again once I get my stuff organized and once my life slows down a bit again. :)


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on April 11, 2017, 07:01:16 AM
Mass Effect Andromeda (X1) - I'm glad to have finished this game.

Lego City Undercover (X1) - I really like the corny story and I'm looking forward to playing some more.

Neutopia (TG16) - This is a really fun Zelda clone. I'm now in crypt 5.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: EngineerMike on April 12, 2017, 10:14:51 PM
Persona 5- Just beat my third palace yesterday. Hoping to finish this, before my holiday, at the end of the month.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 13, 2017, 10:28:49 AM
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita) - Around the halfway point now in the game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Sirgin on April 17, 2017, 10:10:22 AM
Finished Katamari Forever (PS3) yesterday. Did all levels (called "requests" in this game) in Katamari Forever mode, then did them all again in Katamari Drive mode. I did a bunch (probably about 10) in Eternal and Classic Katamari mode, but didn't bother trying to get the rest. You need a good score in Katamari Drive mode to unlock Eternal mode, which can be very frustrating in certain levels (the "hot food" level comes to mind). Great game though. I thought I was only going to play this for a couple of hours; but I probably ended up playing this for over 15 hours. Rolling is addictive!


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Ikariniku on April 17, 2017, 07:13:51 PM
Finished Katamari Forever (PS3) yesterday. Did all levels (called "requests" in this game) in Katamari Forever mode, then did them all again in Katamari Drive mode. I did a bunch (probably about 10) in Eternal and Classic Katamari mode, but didn't bother trying to get the rest. You need a good score in Katamari Drive mode to unlock Eternal mode, which can be very frustrating in certain levels (the "hot food" level comes to mind). Great game though. I thought I was only going to play this for a couple of hours; but I probably ended up playing this for over 15 hours. Rolling is addictive!

The Katamari games are some of my favorite ever.  I should get back to Katamari Forever.

So, I bought an Extron Crosspoint matrix because of My Life in Gaming.  I got an 8x8 layout with labeled inputs and outputs.  It was important to me to have a lot of outputs because instead of using this device to manage my console input, I'm instead going to use it to manage my TV outputs.  Instead of constantly reaching behind TVs for cable, I'll have them all wired up through the Crosspoint, ready to have my consoles plugged and unplugged.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on April 18, 2017, 10:52:20 AM
Yooka Laylee (X1) : This is a Rare platformer through and through. I like it but I don't love it. If you love the Banjo games buy it.

Lego City Undercover (X1): This is a great Lego game but I'm not sure why you need to collect two forms of collectables.

Neutopia (TG16: Almost done. This is a fun but short game.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Link41 on April 18, 2017, 09:03:47 PM
Actual Sunlight (Vita) - Aka Depression Simulator, this was an interesting visual novel to say the least.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Disposed Hero on April 19, 2017, 10:02:48 AM
Following up on my last post:

Yakuza 0 - Finished this one up with a total time of roughly 60 hours.  As far as side content goes, I mainly wanted to complete the business side story for each character, but I was pretty burnt out after I finished Kiryu's so I didn't bother with Majima's.  Maybe if I get a Yakuza itch before Kiwami comes out, I'll go back and complete it.

Child of Light - Finished this game a while back.  I posted my thoughts in the playthrough thread, but basically I really enjoyed the first half but got tired of the game's formula during the second half.  Still a solid game though.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Finally got off that plateau (literally) that the game starts you on and started enjoying it a bit more.  Unfortunately, I haven't touched the game in over a week because I've been preoccupied with the next game on the list, and also because I'm in the process of rearranging my gaming space and don't have my Wii U connected right now.  I hope to come back to this one soon.

Persona 5 - I had the same issue with P5 that I did with P4 in that these games tend to start off kind of slow by trying to teach you about all of the mechanics, and this results in the game holding your hand during the early parts.  Once the game opens up and lets you make your own decisions about how to spend your time, that's when it starts getting really good to me.  So I'm past that part now and am completely enthralled by this game.  I'm in the second dungeon now.

Ys: Memories of Celceta - I started this because I needed another handheld game to play.  I had high hopes for this one since I liked Oath in Felghana so much, but this one doesn't seem as good to me so far.  I'm still pretty early in the game, so maybe it'll get better as I get further in.

Resident Evil 7 - I still haven't actually started this one yet.  I mentioned before about spending the month of April playing through all of the classic RE titles and topping it off with RE7.  I played about halfway through RE0 then decided to ditch the idea because I'm already playing too much right now.  So once I finish rearranging things and get my PC hooked up again, I plan on finally starting this one.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Fokakis79 on April 20, 2017, 04:26:25 PM
Finished up Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC. It was a fantastic way to end the series. I have all the trophies for the game, so I am thinking of going back to the other games and getting all the trophies for those as well. This includes Demon Souls.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: Addicted on April 24, 2017, 09:18:13 AM
Yooka Laylee (X1) - Made it to the end. This game reminds me of why I liked and hated 3D platformers.

Dragon's Curse (TG16) - I just started and it's a lot of fun.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: douglie007 on April 24, 2017, 11:54:11 AM
Im working on 2 games, plus I will be adding the community playthough at the beginning of the month.

Dragon Quest 4 (DS) - this game is great, the grinding is not as bad as the NES version.  This let you enjoy the story more.  I have just made it to the Dragon in the sky... so Im getting close to the end I think.

Persona 5 (PS4) - so far so good... but its still early in the game. Worst part is you cant save as much as I would like.  sometimes I want to just play for 10 minutes before work, and there is no way, almost every cut scene is about 30 minutes.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: the_wizard_666 on April 24, 2017, 01:09:02 PM
Elite Dangerous (XBO) - Been chipping away at a huge run from my adopted home system (Nunus) to Colonia (solely for the achievement...I'm a whore).  Gonna take a break from exploration upon my arrival, spending a bit of time in the populated areas around it, before continuing on to Sagittarius A for another achievement, and then the massive journey back home.  I've been working on this jaunt off and on since January, so it'll be nice to get to a point where I can do something else to mix things up a bit.  Although I have discovered a few cool things along the way, so it's definitely been worthwhile.


Title: Re: The Gaming Diary: Chapter 3
Post by: douglie007 on April 26, 2017, 05:44:25 AM
I was right Dragon Quest 4 done, the last boss.... 7 different forms. Make sure you have lots of MP restore items for your healer