The Great 2018 Video Game Challenge (Topic Two)

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User Info: Robazoid

Robazoid
2 months ago#1
Time for the second half of the year! #bump#

Credit goes to tazzyboyishere for first starting this in 2016. Basically, there are 50 challenges outlined below that will require you to beat 52 games total. This isn't a competition and there's no prize for winning aside from a sense of accomplishment. This is just a fun thing to participate in while we all work through our video game libraries. It also gives us a place to discuss what we're playing. Feel free to join in!

Rules:
- A single playthrough of a game can only be used for one challenge
- Use your own judgment to decide if game fits in a certain category
- Games started in 2017 or earlier are fine as long as they're finished in 2018
- Please add your own games to the spreadsheet linked to below, which anyone can edit
- When using the spreadsheet, please don't mess with checklists/tallies that aren't yours
- There's a tab listing favorite games in the spreadsheet if you need help with Challenge 43
- If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gGKCP-zOuxihx2KSVCIL0K1MDfcrDszMT4KnETvBtVI/edit?usp=sharing

Challenges:

Years (5)

1. Beat a game released before 1990
2. Beat a game released between 1990-1999
3. Beat a game released between 2000-2009
4. Beat a game released between 2010-2017
5. Beat a game released in 2018

Series (4)
6. Beat a game in a completely new series
7. Beat a game in a series you've already played some of
8. Beat a spin-off or a game that rebooted a franchise
9. Beat a remake or enhanced port

Creators (3)
10. Beat a game made by a director/composer/artist/etc that you like
11. Beat a game made by a developer you like
12. Beat a game made by a developer you've never tried

Genres (11)
13. Beat a WRPG
14. Beat a JRPG
15. Beat a puzzle game
16. Beat a rhythm game
17. Beat a first-person shooter
18. Beat a third-person shooter
19. Beat a platformer
20. Beat an action game
21. Beat a strategy game
22. Beat a fighting game
23. Beat a sports game

Themes (6)
24. Beat a game with romance as a central theme
25. Beat a game with horror as a central theme
26. Beat a game with revenge as a central theme
27. Beat a game with mystery as a central theme
28. Beat a game with the supernatural as a central theme
29. Beat a game with comedy as a central theme

Demographics (6)
30. Beat a game with a female lead
31. Beat a game with a child lead
32. Beat a game with a non-white lead
33. Beat a game with a robot/artificial lead
34. Beat a game with an animal lead
35. Beat a game with a lead that's from a fictional species

Time (5)
36. Replay a game from a long time ago
37. Beat a game that's been in your backlog for a long time
38. Beat a game you'd dropped or had a long hold on
39. Finish a game in one day
40. Finish a game that took you at least twenty-five hours to beat

Stats (3)
41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70
42. Beat a game with a Metascore above 90
43. Beat another user's favorite game

Adaptation (3)
44. Beat a game based on licensed stories/characters
45. Beat a game that's been adapted into another medium
46. Beat a game that features historical events or people

Miscellaneous (4)
47. Play a technically unbeatable game for at least six hours
48. Beat a game that starts with the first letter of your username
49. Choose a random page on TVTropes and beat something from the video game section
50-52. Beat three games in a series
**R.O.B.A.Z.O.I.D**

User Info: Robazoid

Robazoid
2 months ago#2
For archiving purposes

2016 SPREADSHEET:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17CXJ-tteBEGdH8mRVN9CFJA8QKdqaLatJiMWP5pBAZo/edit#gid=0

2017 SPREADSHEET:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OrLeLlkjZ5hrlf1UYpPe2DkPKbApMQrSLVyKxbFhZvU/edit?usp=sharing
**R.O.B.A.Z.O.I.D**

User Info: Mega Mana

Mega Mana
2 months ago#3
Tag.

List of games I started and haven't finished:
Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends (Jan 2018 - March 2018)
The Long Dark (Jan 2018)
Tales of Maj'Eyal (Jan 2018, May 2018)
Geneforge (Feb 2018 - March 2018)
100% Orange Juice (Feb 2018)
Stardew Valley (November 2017 - May 2018 // May 2018 - ))
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (March 2018 - May 2018)
Unholy Heights (April 2018)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (April 2018 - )
Planescape: Torment (June 2018)
Arcana (June 2018)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (June 2018)
Battle Chasers: Nightwar (June 2018 - )
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User Info: KCF0107

KCF0107
2 months ago#4
So realistically, I need to beat a game from this year, a game from a series that I have never played, a JRPG, and a 25+ hour game. I could also get Virtua Fighter 5 since it is a GwG title I think to knock out a fighting game...
KCF can't actually be a real person but he is - greengravy
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User Info: TheArkOfTurus

TheArkOfTurus
2 months ago#5
Tag
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For our own safety

User Info: Shonen_Bat

Shonen_Bat
2 months ago#6
14. Beat a JRPG

Shining Force 2

Not as many interesting characters in this one I feel, but still a good game.

41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70

Any suggestions for this? I couldn't find a way to see low scoring games so I don't know what even counts.
Glaze on the layers of the atmosphere, white stardust sprinkles on a fine parfait.
I'll take your hand and you can take me here, up to the Satellite Cafe.

User Info: MZero11

MZero11
2 months ago#7
Shonen_Bat posted...
41. Beat a game with a Metascore below 70

Any suggestions for this? I couldn't find a way to see low scoring games so I don't know what even counts.


Secret of Mana remake
MZero, to the extreme
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User Info: Robazoid

Robazoid
2 months ago#8
Shonen_Bat posted...
Any suggestions for this? I couldn't find a way to see low scoring games so I don't know what even counts.

In previous years, I just checked the scores of a a few games I planned to play until I found one. It's not the most efficient search method but a surprising amount of games score in the 60s.
**R.O.B.A.Z.O.I.D**

User Info: BetrayedTangy

BetrayedTangy
2 months ago#9
24. Beat a game with romance as a central theme

Ico

So a lot of aspects of this game got pretty frustrating, but I found that all those aspects, helped make the game as beautiful and powerful as it it. It's definitely a game that I'll think of when discuss the medium as art, even though I doubt I'll ever play it again.
My Quest to beat the Final Fantasies: I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XII XIII XV

User Info: UltraMana

UltraMana
2 months ago#10
1. Ar tonelico II - EXEC_SPHILIA/.
13. Guilty Gear X - Awe of She
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