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User Info: Mega Mana

Mega Mana
1 month ago#301
6. Beat a game in a completely new series

LISA: The Painful


- What a downer. Not much to say right now. It had an itneresting cast of characters and despairful world. Winners shouldn't do drugs.
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KCF0107
1 month ago#302
41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70
Deadfall Adventures

I always worry that I won't have a game to qualify for this, but I had one without realizing it!
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CrazyJake816
1 month ago#303
Haven't been on here in a while. Two months actually!

44. Beat a game based on licensed stories/characters

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

4. Beat a game released between 2010-2017

Late Shift
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Mega Mana
1 month ago#304
Just been doing some research on games with 90+ Metascores, and there are quite a few entries where I had that Giant Bomb blinking reaction.

Here are three I own and could theoretically play to pass the 90 Metascore entry:

Super Mario Sunshine
- Okay, there are a lot of Mario entries scoring above a 90. I believe all mainline 3D platformers are up there, but still, Sunshine?

Chrono Cross
- It deserves a high score for its music, but its gameplay and story are pretty underwhelming. And though SNES doesn't get any relevance, it still beats Chrono Trigger DS? That's crazy.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
- Seriously. A 90 metacritic for one of the worst Zelda games.

Just some random ranting as I sit at work unable to play any games, looking over my backlog over and over and re-re-re-ranking the games I've beaten so far this year. Good to see some other 90+ games I've had in my backlog. Might motivate me to dig them back up and finish them off.

How's everyone enjoying their gaming thus far?
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SantaRPidgey
1 month ago#305
KCF0107 posted...
41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70
Deadfall Adventures

I always worry that I won't have a game to qualify for this, but I had one without realizing it!


From what I know about you, most of the games you play seem to be 60-80 games.
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5tarscream
1 month ago#306
Mega Mana posted...


The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
- Seriously. A 90 metacritic for one of the worst Zelda games.

Just some random ranting as I sit at work unable to play any games, looking over my backlog over and over and re-re-re-ranking the games I've beaten so far this year. Good to see some other 90+ games I've had in my backlog. Might motivate me to dig them back up and finish them off.

How's everyone enjoying their gaming thus far?


If you stick the Zelda name on anything it'll score high. Even a bad Zelda game will score highly. I haven't had time to complete any games in ages. Think FF7 then Life is Strange will likely be the next 2 I finish.
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Girugamesh
1 month ago#307
Mega Mana posted...
Super Mario Sunshine
- Okay, there are a lot of Mario entries scoring above a 90. I believe all mainline 3D platformers are up there, but still, Sunshine?

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
- Seriously. A 90 metacritic for one of the worst Zelda games.

Nintendo and especially Zelda games always seem to get crazy reactions at launch only to cool off a few months down the line, sometimes not even that long.

Look at Skyward Sword. I'm not saying it's a bad game but people were giving it 9s and 10s across the board when it came out (Metacritic 93), and opinion changed on that one pretty quickly.

Mega Mana posted...
How's everyone enjoying their gaming thus far?

Monster Hunter World kinda killed any hope I had of doing well in the challenge; I did enjoy it a lot though so I can't really complain. Working through Persona 5 now which will probably be my 90 Metacritic game.
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davidponte
1 month ago#308
8. Beat a spin-off or a game that rebooted a franchise

Life is Strange: Before The Storm

There will be marked LiS S1 spoilers in this post.

Fantastic game. I think I enjoyed it more than the first game. Chloe and Rachel are great characters, and their relationship made me like Max and Chloe's relationship less when looking back. I do think playing this game does elevate the first game though. There's more weight to what Chloe goes through in the first game if you have the knowledge of the relationships from this game.

I had this feeling of great sadness periodically come over me while playing this, mostly because of the eventual fate of both Chloe and Rachel in the first game.

Those final few scenes had me pretty emotional, and that last stinger of Rachel in Jefferson's room made me hate Jefferson more than I thought I ever could.

I just really like Rachel.

22/50

@Robazoid I'd really like to hear your thoughts on the game as the resident Life is Strange super-fan.
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Robazoid
1 month ago#309
To the surprise of almost no one, I really enjoyed Before the Storm! I was wary going into it because a prequel to Life is Strange sounded difficult to pull off (especially by a new developer) so I was amazed at the level of understanding they had for the characters. Chloe was basically perfect. One of my favorite moments was in BtS Ep1 in the junkyard where she starts smashing everything. I feel like a lesser writer would've just had her break down and cry when Rachel left, but that isn't how Chloe processes emotions. She responds to things by lashing out, so having her go on that rampage was the moment I realized these writers really knew what they were doing. I was also impressed with Rachel, who was excellent (especially since she would've been an easy character to screw up). They made it very easy to see how Chloe could describe Rachel as 'her angel' in Life is Strange, but they didn't go overboard and make her perfect or anything. She was flawed, and I was always left with a sense that large parts of her were an act, which was exactly what Rachel needed to be.

That said, the game wasn't perfect. I really feel like it would've benefited from having five episodes instead of three because the third one felt super rushed. I would've preferred one episode dedicated to learning about Sera rather than an info-dump, then one to learning about what Rachel's dad's role in everything was, and then another to wrap everything up. Life is Strange wasn't perfect either, though, and Before the Storm's problems were similar to it so I don't hold it against it much. I felt it was exactly what a prequel should be because, for me at least, it enhanced my appreciation for the original story. Seeing Chloe and Rachel together added a lot of depth to Chloe's desperation in LiS, and seeing Chloe here, at arguably her lowest point before meeting Rachel, really justified a lot of her actions in LiS for me. Stuff like that matters more to me than the problems I had with the third episode, so I rank Before the Storm at roughly the same level as Life is Strange itself!
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GTN
1 month ago#310
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