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User Info: Robazoid

Robazoid
8 months ago#1
Happy New Year! Good luck in 2019. #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 2018 or earlier are fine as long as they're finished in 2019
- 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/1mRUyVOBX3kW739tgPTiWoLk64myvoXYy6F5njwp_rQw/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 2010-2018
5. Beat a game released in 2019

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
8 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

2018 SPREADSHEET
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gGKCP-zOuxihx2KSVCIL0K1MDfcrDszMT4KnETvBtVI/edit?usp=sharing
**R.O.B.A.Z.O.I.D**

User Info: Johnbobb

Johnbobb
8 months ago#3
for the record I still find it odd that the list is technically 52 games. My goal every year is still to hit 50 regardless

came closest in 2018. Managed to finish 46, but got stuck playing Smash and Red Dead, both of which were too long to finish by the end of the year
Khal Kirby, warlord of the Super Star Khalasar
PSN/Steam: CheddarBBQ https://goo.gl/Diw2hs

User Info: KCF0107

KCF0107
8 months ago#4
Due to my large quantity and affinity for sub-5 hour games, I have been able to clear the 50 mark with relative ease. That will end some day, hopefully not this year, but one year it will.
KCF can't actually be a real person but he is - greengravy
http://i.imgur.com/VfpY7tg.jpg

User Info: Johnbobb

Johnbobb
8 months ago#5
already at the start of this year, I have Red Dead and Smash and Splatoon 2 and the Crash trilogy to finish, as well as AC Odyssey, The Last Guardian, We Happy Few and Far Cry 5 to start. And I plan on getting KH3 this month

so pretty much all long games for a while coming up
Khal Kirby, warlord of the Super Star Khalasar
PSN/Steam: CheddarBBQ https://goo.gl/Diw2hs

User Info: davidponte

davidponte
8 months ago#6
Tag.

I'll have a bunch of entries to add over the next few days. Instead of doing my usual thing of playing one game at a time to completion, I started playing a bunch of games in the last week so I have 3-4 that I'm over halfway done.
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User Info: davidponte

davidponte
8 months ago#7
12. Beat a game made by a developer you've never tried

Onrush

First entry! I really liked the concept and innovation that this game brought, but it got a little stale by the end as I struggled to remain interested enough to finish the campaign. Maybe if I spent time in the online or playing with friends I would have found it more fun throughout. I actually had trouble finding a spot for this game until I looked through the developer's games and found about a hundred bad sports and racing games that I've never played.

1/50
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User Info: KCF0107

KCF0107
8 months ago#8
I don't think that we can be friends if you are going to badmouth Codemaster's racing portfolio. And I just saw that you admitted you haven't even played them!
KCF can't actually be a real person but he is - greengravy
http://i.imgur.com/VfpY7tg.jpg
(edited 8 months ago)

User Info: Drakeryn

Drakeryn
8 months ago#9
retroactively editing 2018 to add FFXIV: Stormblood, and moving A Realm Reborn and Heavensward, as my trilogy

technically it's game + 2 expansions but the expansions are full-game length so it counts imo
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User Info: SantaRPidgey

SantaRPidgey
8 months ago#10
I never finished updating last year's challenge. I wonder how I did.

Anyway, we'll see if I do this this year, I kind of want to spend less money on games and this could encourage me to just finish up my backlog
werd
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