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The GameTZ Game Club - Super Mario RPG (June 2019)
11-Mar-19 8:11pm
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Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews

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Welcome to The GameTZ Game Club! This is my attempt at forming an easy to get into book club type thing, but with games! Anybody and everybody is welcome to join in on the fun!

Rules are simple

- Each month a random game will be chosen, by myself, for the club to play. Games can vary from the beginning of gaming onward to current generation platforms. There's no limitations!

- You have from the 1st of every month to 11:59PM EST of the final day to complete the designated game. 100% completion isn't required. The point of the club is to provoke game discussion, as well as give GameTZ veterans and new users a place to mingle!]

- For every game completed, post a picture as proof of your completion Example

- You will be awarded with a badge each month you complete the game. All badges will be proudly displayed next to your name in the original post. As long as you "roll credits" the game is considered beaten!

- Every user to complete the game each month will be thrown into a drawing to win prizes! Users will be assigned a number and 3 numbers will be randomly generated in the beginning of the following month.

- Each month's prizes will vary. Prizes will be given out by either me or TradingFin. Sometimes physical, sometimes digital. If you would like to contribute, drop me a message. smile

- If you don't own the game, and you have access to it on another platform, you're welcome to play it that way. Just make sure that it's the same version, to qualify for the prize or badge.

- If you do not want to participate in the games, but would like to join in on the conversations, please do!

- If you would like to join, just post here, and I'll add you to the list of users. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or criticism, please don't hesitate to post them!





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June 2019
Game: Super Mario RPG
Developer: Square
Release: 1996
Platforms: SNES, SNES Classic Edition

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June Prizes
1st - $20 Gift Card (eShop, PSN, or XBL) - Courtesy of Tradingfin1983
2nd - $10 Gift Gift Card (eShop, PSN, or XBL) - Courtesy of Tradingfin1983
3rd - 2 Months GameTZ Subtime - Courtesy of Frank


July Hints/20 Questions

sinnie wrote:
Is it a current gen release? grin1. No

DiamondDave wrote:
Is it an older game that's available on a current system?2. Yes

DiamondDave wrote:
Is it Double Dragon 2?3. No

Lunar wrote:
Is it a NES game?4. No

WithinTemptation wrote:
Is it a PS3 game?5. Yes

SMY36738 wrote:
Is the game exclusive to an original platform? (not a later port or remaster...)6. No

tigg wrote:
can it be emulated?7. Yes (technically)

Renaissance2K wrote:
Is it published by Konami?8. No

SMY36738 wrote:
Since you said this is for PS3... is it published by Sony?9. Yes

Renaissance2K wrote:
Was it originally released for the Genesis/Mega Drive or Master System?10. No
JD wrote:
Does it have retail release? (physical disc)11. Yes

PizzaTheHutt wrote:
Is it a first-person shooter?12. No

Lunar wrote:
Is it developed by Naughty Dog?13. No

Feeb wrote:
Has it been released for windows as a stand-alone- clarifying not just part of the PS now service?14. Yes

Renaissance2K wrote:
Let's cut that list in half. Frank, is the game part of a franchise?15. No

Lunar wrote:
Is it an indie game?16. Yes

citizen_zane wrote:
Is there a desert in the game?17. Yes

Lunar wrote:
Does the game share the same name as the band with the popular song Don't Stop Believin'?18. Yes





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Past Months:



May 2019
Game: Borderlands
Developer: Gearbox
Release: 2009
Platforms: 360, PS3, PC, PS4 XB1

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May Prizes
1st. Copy of Borderlands Handsome Jack Collection (Console of your choice)- Courtesy of Tradingfin1983 Bleed_DukeBlue
2nd. $10 Gift Card (eShop, PSN, or XBL) - Courtesy of Tradingfin1983 thatfootballguy
3rd. Two Months of GTZ Subtime - Courtesy of Frank WithinTemptation



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April 2019
Game: Adventure Island
Developer: Hudson Soft
Release: 1988
Platforms: NES, Famicom, Nintendo Wii U, Game Boy Advance

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April Prizes:

1st. $20 Gift Card (eShop, PSN, or XBL) - Courtesy of Tradingfin1983
2nd. $10 Gift Card (eShop, PSN, or XBL) - Courtesy of Tradingfin1983
3rd. Two Months of GTZ Subtime - Courtesy of Frank







6-May-19 9:50am
#2
citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

That looks like a neg symbol too.

6-May-19 1:08pm
#3
DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 5 Reviews

Damn isn't this game like 30 hours long? You guys really cranked it out.

6-May-19 2:07pm
#4
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

I don't think it's actually 30 hours long. I've been playing for... ten, twelve hours? Got one key to grab, then I'm off to the Vault I think. I haven't been this far before but I can't imagine half the game's still left.
6-May-19 2:14pm
#5
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

If you stick with story missions it's pretty short. You can also run shield through lots of it if you wanted- which can help you progress much faster if you're lucky with loot.
6-May-19 2:30pm
#6
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Not gonna lie, I may unironically run through BL2 after this. I need to figure out the bit that I'm stuck on in Oasis for RTT GOTM and then I'm freed up.

100% Speedruns for even the enhanced GOTY version are around 3 hours, and that's with bad luck and having lots of (questionably) unnecessary deaths. There's some Grenade Bounce exploitation to get around some gates involved but if you aren't sitting behind cover for six minutes to earn every five minutes of progress and are just going for objectives the game speeds up a lot obviously. I'm not saying these guys speed ran it but you could probably knock this out in two days if you know what you're doing. One if you don't shower.

You can grind out levels with sweet spots and even having 1-2 levels on the area you're wanting to progress through makes a world of difference. Speedrunners would have to hit up all the missions they missed in the interim but at that point they're trivial.
6-May-19 4:49pm
#7
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

So, I just beat Mad Mel by standing at the edge of the arena and sniping him over and over. Is that what you're supposed to do, or did I just cheese him?

There's a vehicle spawn right next to the arena, and his cronies and he are all driving, so I would _think_ that we're supposed to go all Twisted Metal on his ass. I tried that method, though, and just got my butt handed to me over and over.

6-May-19 4:55pm
#8
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

There's lots of potential for cheese.
6-May-19 5:06pm
#9
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews

@Feeb Don't appreciate the bird, but got your badge.

I want to play 2 really badly, but don't have the time to sink into it ATM. Next month's game is a bit long as well, but I promise I'll make up for it with some shorter games in the months to come.

6-May-19 5:09pm
#10
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

It's the only finger it would fit on. Sorry.
6-May-19 5:32pm
#11
Jester695
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

Renaissance2K wrote:
So, I just beat Mad Mel by standing at the edge of the arena and sniping him over and over. Is that what you're supposed to do, or did I just cheese him? There's a vehicle spawn right next to the arena, and his cronies and he are all driving, so I would _think_ that we're supposed to go all Twisted Metal on his ass. I tried that method, though, and just got my butt handed to me over and over.
Same here. Couldn't survive a lick when using a vehicle, so I shot them all from the edge of the area too.
6-May-19 8:00pm
#12
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

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6-May-19 8:00pm
#13
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Fifteen hours wasn't bad. It wasn't GREAT and that was a stinkbomb of an ending. But I do kinda wanna see how BL2 finished up. I didn't get much farther than the Phoenix boss. I didn't see the game getting better than that at the time, lol.

I wouldn't have bothered with a date stamp but I needed to get Papa Franku on paper. Further details on time played and achievements earned can be found here
6-May-19 8:06pm
#14
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

That song. Holy crap. Did it loop or was it so damn long?

The transportation system sucks, the landscapes are all very similar. Mechanics are unbelievably solid. They put this gameplay in a decent world finally this is GotY potential.
6-May-19 8:10pm
#15
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

I'm definitely interested to see where BL3 goes. Not sure it's a Day One for me, but it's on my watch list for sure.

I got about ten seconds after taking the picture before skipping the credits. Oh look, a crap ton of chests for a game I'm finished playing! But honestly most of the loot was inconsequential for the last couple hours, other than finally taking off the training wheels on my class mod (passive healing! REALLY SLOW passive healing, but passive healing!) and going from okay to mass murderer with my sniper (85% crit damage boost, I should have been running a class mod like that a lot earlier honestly)

Haha, I love decent internet connections. BL2's installed and ready to play with all DLC loaded. Literally took seven minutes
6-May-19 8:20pm
#16
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

BL2 felt like an endless slog to me. I played it for hours and it didn't feel like it was moving forward. I think I missed out because multiplayer was the big thing. Barely touched it for big world bosses.
6-May-19 9:18pm
#17
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Kinda funny how much better BL2 looks in every way than even the touched-up Enhanced Edition of BL. I was gonna get huffy that they didn't do an enhanced version of this but frankly it doesn't need it, at least not on PC. Game still looks relatively sharp. Music's fantastic, too.
6-May-19 9:51pm
#18
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews

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Good job boss!
8-May-19 7:48am
#19
citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

I done did it! yes

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8-May-19 10:47am
#20
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

BL2 looks better, but is it better? Arguably, no. The guns are frequently worse, the checkpoints are inarguably worse (though being able to cheese the first game wasn't awesome), and I'm not really feeling the enemy archtypes. Mostly because the gunplay is so fudging sloppy by design. Yes, a pistol that fires missiles is interesting but when I want to go for an assault rifle that handles like your arms are made of rubber, or sniper rifles that force burst fire on zoom (???)...

No bueno. I had tons of choices in BL that let me shoot like I wasn't a fudging drunkard. So far in BL2, bad feels.
8-May-19 12:23pm
#21
Admiral
Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

What's the general concesus here then - BL1 is still great? BL1 doesn't hold up?

The GameTZ Game Club - Super Mario RPG (June 2019)