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15-Sep-05 1:55pm
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DCGX
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30-Dec-20 1:33pm
#2
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

All Mario platformers. 2D and 3D that I own. Trying for 2 a month.
30-Dec-20 5:15pm
#3
nonamesleft
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TalonJedi87 wrote:
All Mario platformers. 2D and 3D that I own. Trying for 2 a month.
Don't know if you own it, but are you/would you count Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3? Or does the main character need to be Mario?
30-Dec-20 5:18pm
#4
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

I'm kinda going for main character is Mario. That's why I skipped Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as much as I wanted to replay it but since you play as Yoshi I skipped it.
30-Dec-20 5:23pm
#5
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Call of Duty: Black Ops Microsoft Xbox 360 - 8.5/10

So I decided to replay the first 2 Black Ops games before I dive into Black Ops Cold War since the Black Ops stories were my favorite in the series with the exception of Black Ops 3 which was kinda trash story wise. Black Ops 1 ten years later still hits on all fronts to me. Albeit some really dated looking graphics, the framerate did manage to hold up really well on the Series X boasting what seemed to be a smooth 60fps almost always. The strong narrative with all it's twists and turns is delivered by a really strong voice cast including Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, Sam Worthington and even Ice Cube. Some of the memorable missions too where you're just mowing down enemies in hordes whilst on gunboats or hind choppers while listening to classic 60s tunes such as Fortunate Son and Sympathy for the Devil just still feel awesome a decade later. If any COD needs a 4k remaster it's Black Ops because this is clearly one of the best campaigns and the MP wasn't too shabby either.
30-Dec-20 6:27pm
#6
nonamesleft
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@TalonJedi87 Good luck! Hope you get to play/played Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. That was a fun one, with its squeaky sound track and those funky bosses.
30-Dec-20 7:18pm
#7
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

I wish! I adored those Super Mario Land games back on the Game Boy. Wish Switch would give us those on emulation on the Switch app. One day!
30-Dec-20 8:10pm
#8
Feeb
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Finally finished off the final Spider-Man DLC that final screwball challenge was intense. This is probably my all time favorite game honestly.
31-Dec-20 12:47am
#9
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Call of Duty Black Ops II -Microsoft Xbox 360 8.5/10

It's truly rare for me that a direct sequel to a Call of Duty game of all things can impress me, but alas, 8 years later and Black Ops II still has the integrity to pull off that magic hat trick, especially while wielding 2 different time pieces, one in the past with daddy Mason and friends and one in the future or present with son Mason and friends. It was very well paced too I felt, allowing you to teeter back and forth evenly with Alex and David along the way with surprisingly intricately woven plot elements and points that lead to up to 3 endings I believe. When I first played this back in 2012, I got the best ending and now since I forgot how to tick all the boxes for the best ending I got the mediocre ending but they're all cool in their own right. I just hope Black Ops Cold War's campaign and story is entertaining at least since I'm not expecting such great writing as seen in the first 2 Black Ops games. And don't even talk to me about Black Ops 3 or 4. Even though 3 had a campaign it might as well skipped it like 4 did since it was boring and a snoozefest. Gameplay wise Black Ops 2 tried to heat things up with futuristic like weapons and gear while playing in 2025 with auto smart locking guns and really cool thermal imaging and AR scanning penetrating wall snipers, which I really liked. But yeah overall if you happen to be looking for a shockingly good, deep narrative in between getting screamed at by 10 year olds in multi-player, I can strongly recommend Black Ops 1 and 2 without hesitation.
31-Dec-20 7:23am
#10
JayDukes
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Earth Defense Force 5. It's definitely my guilty pleasure.
1-Jan-21 10:45am
#11
DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews

Speaking of 'Call of Duty:'

Call of Duty: WWII Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

I always enjoy 'Call of Duty' campaigns, and 'WWII' is no different. First off, the game looks fantastic. Now, this is do to the extreme linearity of the play area. Many of the environments are jaunts down paths to a small clearing or building. The campaign is also short, even by 'Call of Duty' standards. That's a shame. I really would've liked this to have been a couple hours longer, both because there are key conflicts and physical time that the campaign skips over and you hear about through a few lines of dialogue, but also because each character is so close to breaking out of their stereotypes. The characters are engaging, even as distracting as it is whenever Josh Duhamel is on screen, but they could've gone a little farther in exploring the social and political-war time dynamics of characters like Zussman, Rousseau and Howard. Instead, their adversities are barely touched on.

Health packs are back, and they add a nice tension to the game. Mostly bullet-sponge enemies are also here, and they add a not-nice frustration to the game. You can unload whole clips (I was on the default difficulty) into regular enemies and they'll still get up. Likewise, headshots even at close range aren't always a guaranteed kill, enemy helmet or not. The weapon variety is good, and you can call on certain squad mates for things like health packs, ammo, grenades, air strike canisters and to call out enemies by having the game make them glow.

But 'WWII' is still very 'Call of Duty.' There's a specific story to be told, which is fine, but you are on such a tight leash. There are a handful of stealth sections, but unless you're going for a trophy/achievement, it doesn't matter because they all end in a firefight (except for one very specific, character-stupid section). What's worse is that the enemy CPUs are tied to your location. They don't move until you move, and then when you move forward, they literally move out of your way for you to sneak by. There's even a bit of old 'Call of Duty' where in certain missions, if you don't advance to a very specific spot, enemies will keep respawning until you do. And despite the linearity, I still managed to miss two-thirds of the collectibles. There's also specific "Heroic Actions" where you have to save allies just before they're killed. They should be intense, but you come up on one-on-one bouts so quick and have so little time to react, good luck succeeding the first time. I always had to restart the last checkpoint (which are frequent enough) to be ready. There are more still where you have to drag an injured ally to a safe spot, but you're looking straight down and moving backwards. Ok, maybe that's somewhat accurate of real life, but in real life you can turn your head to see where you're going. In game, you can't. It's clunky and I often times got caught on the geometry and shot dead.

My quibbles don't detract too much from the campaign, though. It's still fun and worthwhile. It should be longer so the story and characters could be developed more, but the campaign is intense, fun and varied enough that I recommend it.

1-Jan-21 2:36pm
#12
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Microsoft Xbox One - 8/10

To my delight and surprise I wound up really enjoying the campaign this time around. While it doesn't go as high as hitting big reveals, twists and turns as Black Ops 1 and 2 did for me, I had a blast with this one with it's unique gameplay elements such as having branching dialogue choices coupled with various outcomes, missions and endings based on your decisions and actions throughout the game. I especially liked that they actually put a little extra effort this time around and had a couple of cool side missions featuring returning protagonists Mason and Woods. The side missions also had cool puzzles where you had to decrypt evidence prior to completing them which made me really feel like a super spy sleeper agent. There were also some stealth and espionage missions where I felt like I was James Bond. Made me kinda want that new Goldeneye game from the Hitman folks all the more. The graphics, sound and gameplay are all slick and smooth too with that fresh coat of paint that ran beautifully on my LG OLED CX in 120fps in 120hz mode. And lastly the online play where this series excels is just so fluent and addictive as ever. Points off though for the campaign length which felt shorter than 4 hours maybe and I felt like Mason could have used more dialogue and story moments. He just felt like an appendage this time around, not really contributing to much of the story and Activision being Activision with their unnecessary upcharging $10 for a next gen experience. But yeah after not playing a COD game in 5 years now felt like the right time to return and I'm glad I did as this entry has enough substance and entertainment value to match its flash, especially if you stick around for the fast paced mp modes where you can level up quite fast I noticed this time around.
1-Jan-21 3:18pm
#13
Cevil
Silver Good Trader

Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation Portable - 5/10

Frustrating. That is how I would describe my experience with this game. It was cool to finally beat my first final fantasy game and there were moments that I enjoyed my time with it but overall it was not a pleasant experience. My number 1 complaint being the insane number of random encounters which was literally every 5-10 steps. You also couldn't run away from most battles so it made doing anything take forever. And you couldn't change jobs. You had to be a God to actually know where to go to advance the story. I did my best but had to inevitably look at some guides from time to time.

The cherry on top was when I decided I was ready to beat the final boss, so I slogged through the chaos shrine, and anyone who has been through it knows how terrible it is, but soon realized I wasn't ready. Even though I was level 45 I had missed some important spells and items throughout the game so I couldn't finish off Chaos. But I had used all my potions and didn't have dungeon exit spells AND I had only one save file so my only option was to go back through the dungeon a second time, which I barely managed to do with my few items. Long story short I grinded another 10 levels and got the items/spells I needed, went through the Chaos shrine a THIRD time and eventually beat the game.

Ugh, I'm never playing this game ever again.

1-Jan-21 3:41pm
#14
Gypsy
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@Cevil yeah the first couple FF games are fairly rough. I know people that defend it from a game design perspective but personally I am NOT a fan of NES/PCE era JRPGs for the most part. The good news is...the series gets a lot better from there lol.
1-Jan-21 3:52pm
#15
Cevil
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@Gypsy Haha yeah no kidding. I did get very far in Final Fantasy V Advance but got stuck at some point in my teen years so gave it up, and I've dabbled in Final Fantasy VII but never finished that one either. I just made up my mind that I had to finish atleast one Final Fantasy game so it was more like I finished it out of obligation since I do love my JRPG's.
1-Jan-21 11:54pm
#16
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Power Rangers Battle for the Grid Microsoft Xbox One 5/10

So glad this was a game pass game because it started off like a cool nostalgic Street Fighter clone but in the end it came off as an unbalanced and cheesy repetitive fly by night fighter. The story mode is just a tutorial anyway it seems for online and tacked on even though it has some of the original voice talent from the show like Tommy. The combos and specials were cool at first but got stale pretty quick too. I would avoid this one unless you're just looking to play online.
2-Jan-21 10:49am
#17
DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews

TalonJedi87 wrote:
Power Rangers Battle for the Grid Microsoft Xbox One 5/10 So glad this was a game pass game because it started off like a cool nostalgic Street Fighter clone but in the end it came off as an unbalanced and cheesy repetitive fly by night fighter. The story mode is just a tutorial anyway it seems for online and tacked on even though it has some of the original voice talent from the show like Tommy. The combos and specials were cool at first but got stale pretty quick too. I would avoid this one unless you're just looking to play online.
Yes! This game is a letdown.

2-Jan-21 6:15pm
#18
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Sea of Solitude Microsoft Xbox One

7/10

My next game pass title led me to a deep psychological lite puzzle platformer here which I enjoyed it's simplicity and chill like nature as it directed you throughout the course of 12 chapters to develop the power of listening. You play as a girl Kay whose appearance is shrouded by a monster like figure and your goal is to develop an understanding of what the cause of it all is that effects you and your family life along the way by traversing a really mucky looking sea if I do say so myself. Even when you finish the goal in each area and color returns to the sea I felt it could have been a little more vibrant and not so murky but maybe that was the purpose of having it cloudy at sea to showcase the theme the game was trying to convey. Some platforming controls felt like it could have been tweaked a bit better too as I sometimes felt myself missing jumps I thought I had. The voice acting is pretty well done and feels very European with thick accents on and off. And finding the collectibles off the beaten path added a little bit of filler but nothing substantial. Just collecting bottles and chasing away seagulls because reasons. Overall I had an entertaining 4 hour romp with this title. The basic platforming is supported by a strong narrative that compels you to keep playing to see the outcome.

2-Jan-21 7:06pm
#19
Cevil
Silver Good Trader

@TalonJedi87

keep it up and soon enough you'll be out of games to play.
2-Jan-21 7:28pm
#20
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Yeah game pass is good in waves. I only sign up for it a few months out of the year when there's a dozen or so titles accumulated that I wanna play.
3-Jan-21 10:35pm
#21
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Battletoads Microsoft Xbox One 6/10

I wanted to play this one for a while but decided to wait until I renewed my game pass. I was having a blast with this as it reminded me of the old school beat 'em up from the 90s but with a fresh coat of paint. The story felt like I was watching a Saturday morning cartoon written by one of the writers of Rick and Morty (which it actually was) only rated PG this time. However after act 1 this game's fun factor for me took a steady decline.This title tries to be all of the classic video game genres all at once after the first act and it gets rather annoying over time. First it tries to be a combination of Space Invaders and Galaga numerous times. Almost more times than the beat 'em up stages actually now that I think about it. Next it tries on it's 2D side scrolling platformer skin and fares okay at first until you get to the sections where you have to avoid spikes by falling downwards and the camera does a piss poor job of giving you enough reaction time to not hit them before you run out of bars on your HP meter. I had to enable invincibility mode on Toad difficulty or else I would have never gotten passed those poorly designed platforming sections. Then, the game tries to be a wacky simulation that makes you do menial puzzles while a timer counts down but also does a very poor job of indicating which puzzle on screen is highlighted so you're just pressing buttons erratically trying to figure out which mini game on screen is active. Battletoads 2020 is a perfect example of a game that should have stuck to it's day job as a beat 'em up with mild racing platforming segments. Those were cool. The rest of the game besides the quirky story and cool art design was hit or miss for me. Mostly miss towards the end of the game when I was just ready for it to end. I also think the lack of online coop in this day and age, especially now when ppl are mostly playing remote not in person together, is a lacking feature this game desperately needed to heed the mediocrity it dished out in the end. One awesome feature at least was the soundtrack which was metal up the butt which helped me somewhat cope with the more annoying moments in the game.

Last Game You Beat?