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#14489431 The CAG Backlog Support Group.

Posted by Krymner on 29 July 2022 - 03:45 AM

Haven't had much time for games this month. Too much traveling, vacationing, and outdoors stuff. Finally went to the Grand Canyon and did a bunch of hiking there. Such a great time. I've also been doing a bunch of home remodeling, putting my handy-man skills to use. Still lots to do!


I did finally manage to beat Monark tho. I liked the combat gameplay, but it was far too grindy.


Looking forward to diving into Xenoblade 3, as I'm sure that'll consume the majority of my gaming time for the next couple months. In the meantime, I'm also gonna try and knock out some quick games in the backlog. Might move back to Mega Man, either the X collection, or the Zero/ZX collection, and I still want to replay Bayonetta 1 & 2 before the new one hits in October, so I'm gonna try to fit those in too.

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#14481053 The CAG Backlog Support Group.

Posted by Krymner on 03 June 2022 - 11:49 PM

In the last few months, I've nocked off several games from my backlog, especially PS4. Finally beat two of the best games on the system, Horizon: Zero Dawn and God of War. Both great games, and I'm not sure why I waited so long to get around to them.


I also finally beat Yakuza 3. I played it on the PS3 back in the day, and got pretty far, then shelved it. Then, about 4 years ago, I tried playing it again, and managed to get even a little bit farther, but then I got distracted by some other game and shelved it again. Finally tho, I played thru it and beat it in the Yakuza Remastered Collection for PS4. Gonna finally play Yakuza 4 sometime later this year.


I also finally played and beat all the Castlevania games on the Anniversary Collection. Back in the early 90's, I used to own Castlevania 1 on the NES, and I remember always playing it and only ever getting as far as the Grim Reaper. I beat him a couple times back then, but then I would always die on the stage after him. I remember renting 2 but didn't play it too much, not realizing what to do or where to go, then returning the game the next day. I never played 3 or 4 or Bloodlines. So, it was nice getting to play and beat all of them. Super Castlevania 4 was probably my fav on the collection. Those latter stages are brutal!


Still lots and lots and lots of games on the backlog. 

#14478687 The CAG Backlog Support Group.

Posted by Krymner on 18 May 2022 - 01:40 AM

As someone who's been homeless before, I feel for you, man. I had to fit almost everything I owned into a very small storage unit and lived in my car for a couple weeks until I could afford a motel that had a decent weekly rate I could afford. I lived in that motel for about three months until I found a new apartment. I sold off a lot of my possessions back then, things I still regret having to sell, including most of my consoles and alot of my games. It was tough getting back on my feet.


All I can recommend is that you prioritize keeping your job and your car. If you got those two things, you'll eventually dig yourself out of it. Check the weekly rates for motels in your area, and see if its something you can afford until you find better living arrangements. If you gotta live in your car for a bit, its not comfortable but it'll allow you to save some money. Check local craigslist and social media like Facebook for rooms for rent or roommates wanted--sometimes you'll find something there. Make sure you have a renter's contract next time to avoid something like this happening again.


I wish you luck and hope things work out for the best for you.

#14453057 2022 Completed Games Tab

Posted by Krymner on 02 January 2022 - 10:59 PM

Let's go, 2022!! More games off the backlog! I can do it!



:switch: Shin Megami Tensei V   [31]



:switch: Castlevania Anniversary Collection: Castlevania-The Adventure (Gameboy) [21]



:switch: Castlevania Anniversary Collection: Castlevania II-Simon's Quest (NES) [11]

:ps4: Yakuza Remastered Collection -- Yakuza 3  [12]



:switch: Castlevania Anniversary Collection: Castlevania II-Belmont's Revenge (Gameboy) [5]

:ps4: Horizon - Zero Dawn [8]

:switch: Castlevania Anniversary Collection: Castlevania III-Dracula's Curse (NES)[27]



:switch: Castlevania Anniversary Collection: Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis) [17]

:ps4: God of War [30]



:switch: Castlevania Anniversary Collection: Super Castlevania IV (SNES) [3]

:ps4: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night [17]

:switch: Mary Skelter 2 [25]



:ps4: Monark [28]



:switch: TMNT Cowabunga Collection: TMNT 1 (NES) [31]



:switch: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 [9]

:switch: TMNT Cowabunga Collection: TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES) [10]

:switch: TMNT Cowabunga Collection: TMNT Fall of the Foot Clan (GB) [23]



:switch: The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero [25]

:switch: Bayonetta [31]



:switch: TMNT Cowabunga Collection: TMNT Tournament Fighters -Story (NES) [2]

:switch: Bayonetta 2 [10]



f7TgUfq.jpg God of War Ragnarok [1]

f7TgUfq.jpg Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion [26]


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#14453056 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by Krymner on 02 January 2022 - 10:57 PM

Another year goes by. Have fun in 2022, GGT!

#14425440 The CAG Backlog Support Group.

Posted by Krymner on 02 October 2021 - 03:37 AM

I used to get a lot of game-time in on my lunch breaks, so its possible to whittle down a back-log that way. It can just take awhile. The Switch digital versions of past-gen games are good alternatives to play on-the-go or without having to plug in an older console. In the last couple months, I've crossed the first two No More Heroes games off my backlog by playing the switch versions, despite my Wii versions sitting on the shelf for the past few years unplayed. Now, they can keep sitting there in the collection, but at least I know they're no longer backlogged.



I FINALLY beat SMT3: Nocturne HD Remaster on the Switch today, and I feel a giant weight off my backlog. I played the PS2 original years ago, and put in 100+ hours. However, I was playing it on a backwards-compatible PS3, and it got the YLOD before I could beat it, so my save-file was lost. Well, I now can mark it off my list of disappointments. I went all-out and got the True Demon ending, which wasn't easy but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Granted, I was just playing on Normal difficulty, but still, it wasn't easy.

#14406309 The CAG Backlog Support Group.

Posted by Krymner on 27 June 2021 - 04:20 PM

Just stick with something and don't stop till you beat it. I'm working 7-days a week and still manage to beat at least 1 game a month. That's always my goal, at least one a month. Even if its something short and quick, I'll try to beat something each month. Many games take me multiple months (I think Trails of Cold Steel IV took me over 5-months!) but I keep plugging away and eventually beat them.


Today I finally beat Secret of Mana (from the Switch Mana Collection). I rented it back in the 90's, and got kinda far, but never beat it. I tried picking it back up here and there over the years, but never got very far at those times. Well, I finally stuck with it and finished it. Honestly, I was never impressed with it back then, and it is still underwhelming today. However, I'm glad to finally cross it off the backlog list.

#14249244 RPG Thread XX has over 100 hours of gameplay

Posted by Krymner on 26 December 2019 - 07:21 PM

As for my 2019 RPG year-end review, I would say it was a good year for the genre. I only played a few newly released RPGs (Tales of Vesperia DE, Fire Emblem 3 Houses), and crossed a few off the backlog (Battlechasers, .HACK//G.U., Phantasy Star 1, Persona Q, Xenoblade Chronicles 2). There's also a couple RPGs that I picked up and put down without finishing (Xenoblade Chronicles 1, Dark Rose Valkyrie).


Of all the RPGs I played this year, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was my personal favorite. Its so much better than I thought it would be, and I'm looking forward to a New Game+ replay sometime in the future. My biggest disappointment was Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It's a good game, just not as deep combat-wise as I was hoping, and the bits in-between the fights could sometimes get boring. (IMHO, the X-Com strategy games were better SRPGs.) My biggest surprise of the year was Battlechasers: Night War, since I did not expect that game to be as good as it turned out.


Going into next year, I'm currently still playing Bravely Second. The story gets a little better as it unfolds, but it still isn't as good as the first, and I still hate having to pick acquiring one job asterisk over another. I'm holding out hope that there's a way in the post-game to get all the jobs.


One of my 2020 New Year's resolutions is to play more backlogged RPGs, especially from my PS2 collection. I still need to start SMT: Digital Devil Saga 2, and I now have the entire Wild Arms collection to play thru. Lots to keep me busy. As for new games, I'm looking forward to disappearing into Persona 5 Royal, then there's the Xenoblade Chronicles 1 remake, and am still optimistic about the FF VII remake. There's a few other RPGs I'm watching out for (Tales of Arise, Cyberpunk, Darkest Dungeon 2, etc) and I hope to be surprised with other new RPGs.

#14160465 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by Krymner on 30 April 2019 - 05:20 AM

Been playing more Resident Evil games. Did a Jill's story run in REmake HD. I started playing RE Zero using the Wesker version, but its just as bad as the regular REzero, so I quit once I got past the train part. I was disappointed that its just Wesker in play, and Billy in the cutscenes, but I guess I was expecting too much....


Anyway, started a replay of RE: Revelations on PS4. I played the first one back on the Wii U, but never played the second one, so I'm looking forward to finally getting to it. 



I went to see Avengers: Endgame on Sunday and thought it was okay. Again, I guess I was expecting too much. I mean, it was good, and had some really great moments, but I thought it carried too much sadness. My favorite part was

Wasn't expecting that, but it was a pretty great moment. (Ha, that spoiler isn't actually a spoiler, btw. Go ahead and click it.)

#14146025 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by Krymner on 22 March 2019 - 05:37 PM

If I haven’t played a DMC, should I start with V?

You can. There is a video you can watch from the opening screen that gives you a run-down of everything that happened in DMC 1-4 and hits all the major story notes from those past games.

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#14143462 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by Krymner on 16 March 2019 - 05:38 AM

Grats on DMC5, and I'm hyped that its so good. I'm gonna finally start this weekend.


Just finished up my replay of DMC4. I forgot about that tedious dice-rolling stage, especially the last one. Ugh. Oh well, I still love Nero's devil arm in that game and I'm glad that I've finally gotten thru all 1-4 of the previous Devil May Cry games. I do want to eventually get back to them and replay them on a harder difficulty and use different characters (I only played them on normal on this play-thru), and I might even get around to replaying and finally beating the bastard-child Ninja Theory DmC, but that'll wait for another time. DMC5 first.

#14141074 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by Krymner on 10 March 2019 - 10:02 PM

Haven't had much time to play DMC4 recently, and every time I had game-playing time, I was playing Resident Evil instead. Playing the RE2 remake had me jonesing for classic RE action, so I replayed the RE1 HD remake. Just Chris's story. Even tho RE2 remake was awesome, I still think RE1 remake is still my favorite Resident Evil game.


I'd really love it if Capcom were to release the classic RE PS1 trilogy on newer consoles, especially the Switch. Maybe add in Code: Veronica. I still love the classics. Its been a long time since I've played them, and I'd have to get out the Gamecube to play most of them. I don't even currently own a copy of the classic RE 1, so I'd have to buy it off PSN and play it on the Vita I guess? Oh, isn't it on the PS1 classic mini-console? I guess I could get that?



Anyway, I did pick up DMC5. Its great to hear the reviews are so positive.

#14139701 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by Krymner on 07 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

This will give kids nightmares.



Fast nightmares.

#14134757 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by Krymner on 24 February 2019 - 12:55 AM

Gonna try and finish up DMC3 this weekend so I can move on to DMC4 next week.


DMC5 in two weeks!



When I first got my PS3 (in '08, I waited in line at Best Buy from 2pm till midnight-10 hours!-for the MGS4 bundle when it came out), I had pre-bought some games before I ever had the system, knowing I was going to get it soon. I recall Gamefly was having an online sale, and one of the titles I picked up was DMC4. At that time, I had never played any of the DMC games, but it was the GGT that recommended it, so I thought it couldn't be too terrible, so I bought it.


I thought it was awesome, and it sparked my love for the genre. Thanks GGT! Some of you have great taste in games!

#14131942 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by Krymner on 17 February 2019 - 06:23 PM

Played a bunch of Switch the last few days. A little this and that; mostly Let's Go Pikachu, Travis Strikes Again, and Tetris 99.  I also tried out the Yoshi and Deamon X Machina demoes and thought they were pretty neat. Not sure if I'll pick either up when they come out.


I've only gotten as high as 14th in Tetris 99, and most of the time I'm nowhere close to the top twenty. Its good fun, tho.