Games Finished In 2010

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The list below shows every game that I finished in 2010. The total number comes to 44 across 12 systems. That’s down three from 2009.

1. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA) – 1/22
2. Borderlands (PS3) – 2/10
3. Space Invaders Extreme (PSP) – 2/28
4. Gekirindan (PS2) via Taito Legends 2 – 3/6
5. God of War II (PS3) via God of War Collection – 3/11
6. Donkey Kong (NES) via Virtual Console – 4/4
7. Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil (PS2) – 4/11
8. Final Fight One (GBA) – 4/12
9. Final Fight (PS3) via Final Fight: Double Impact – 4/17
10. Magic Sword (PS3) via Final Fight: Double Impact – 4/17
11. Gungrave (PS2) – 4/18
12. Twisted Metal III (PS) – 4/22
13. Final Fight (PSP) via Capcom Classic Collection Remixed – 4/26
14. Hammerin’ Hero (PSP) – 5/6
15. Burnout Legends (PSP) – 5/11
16. VR Troopers (GEN) – 5/13
17. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (SNES) – 5/14
18. Sly 2: Band of Thieves (PS2) – 5/30
19. Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (WII) – 6/10
20. Prince of Persia: The Fallen King (DS) – 6/11
21. Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3) – 7/10
22. Double Dragon II (GB) – 7/12
23. Mirror’s Edge (PS3) – 7/20
24. Alien Crush (TG-16) via Virtual Console – 7/25
25. Riot Zone (TG-16) via Virtual Console – 8/10
26. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut (DS) – 8/15
27. God of War III (PS3) – 8/16
28. Mortal Kombat (SNES) – 8/20
29. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3) – 9/13
30. Mortal Kombat (GEN) – 9/18
31. Sonic Adventure DX (GC) – 10/1
32. Power Blade (NES) – 10/11
33. Splatterhouse (TG-16) via Virtual Console – 10/18
34. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES) – 10/27
35. WWF Smackdown 2: Know Your Role (PS) – 11/6
36. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP) – 11/11
37. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS2) – 11/18
38. Metroid: Other M (WII) – 11/23
39. Geometry Wars: Galaxies (DS) – 12/3
40. Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend (GBA) – 12/5
41. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (DS) – 12/12
42. X-Men (PS3) – 12/17
43. Final Fight 3 (SNES) – 12/26
44. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PS3) – 12/31

The PlayStation 3 saw the most finished games appear on its platform with a total of 10. The runner-up with 6 was the Wii.

April proved to be the best month for beating games with 8 in total with a monthly average of 3.6.

When it comes to earning those fancy trophies, I was able to earn 268 last year. Three of them were platinums from Borderlands (February), God of War II (March), and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (September).

Having A Ball

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The last time I checked in with you fine folks I was just starting Burnout Legends and Hammerin’ Hero on the fabulous PSP. I managed to beat both in that time with the following final results.

Burnout Legends — 171 Events Completed; 619 Takedowns

Hammerin’ Hero — 291 KOs; 8 Jobs; 8 Bento; 30 Thank You Letters; 17 Souvenirs; 47 Kuromoku Personnel Files

There’s still some things that I could do to totally complete the games like getting all gold medals and finishing all difficultly level for each stage. However for now I’m going to let them be and focus on Sly 2: Band of Thieves.

When it comes to Sly 2, my progress has only been an extra 10%. I think I’m about halfway done with episode 3, The Predator Awakes with 24% of the total game completed.

I also had fun playing Usagi704 in Tekken 3, but not in the way you’re thinking. We played against each other in the Tekken Ball mode. It’s actually quite entertaining and we’ve even thought of recording some footage to show. It’s quite the riot and Law turns out to be pretty good with his flip kicks.

To recap: Hammerin’ Hero and Burnout Legends became the 14th and 15th games, respectively, that I’ve beaten for 2010, Sly 2 will become my main game for the time being, and Tekken Ball is, well, exactly that…a ball!

Now I leave you with this footage of “a wicked stunt car,” as Darkbeat put it, from Burnout Legends. Later!

Four At Once? Wha?

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Something I hardly ever do is split myself between more than two games at a time. Well, this time it’s four in all. The good thing is that they’re all different enough that it doesn’t feel like there’s as many as there are.

As I mentioned in the last blog post, I’m getting on in Sly 2: Band of Thieves pretty well. I’m currently on the second mission with 14% of the total game completed.

I’ve been trying to perfect my shoot-’em-up skills in Capcom’s Varth. My best score so far is 1,215,100 on one credit. In that same single credit I also usually last until around the middle of stage 4 to the end of stage 5.

I started two PSP games within the last few days. If you’ve played Burnout 3: Takedown as much as I have then Burnout Legends will feel mostly the same. Some of the race tracks and crash zones make a return with a few new ones too. It’s good ol’ wreck ’em fun on the go.

12%; 27 Events Completed; 70,915 Burnout Points; 68 Takedowns

Hammerin’ Hero is a pretty unique Atlus platformer and has it’s challenge coming from the older days of gaming. It’s not overly hard, but it may take coming back to a difficult level later that’ll help you get through it.

Kuromoku HQ – 1h46m; 185 KOs; 7 Jobs; 7 Bento; 28 Thank You Letters; 11 Souvenirs; 36 Kuromoku Personnel Files

Hammerin’ A Home Run

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I have two quick updates for you all.

First off is more talk about Uncharted. I know, I know. It’s been a main topic for awhile, but I promise this the final time for now.

I completed Hard difficulty yesterday and the main differences were that enemies took more hits, the player can take less, and enemies flank much sooner. Other than that it’s the very same experience, but a fun one nonetheless. I wasn’t speed running this time, but I still managed a good run time at 6 hours and 4 minutes.

With this run I got about 3-4 more trophies that included ones for finishing the game on Normal and Hard.

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A few days ago I also received my order from Gamefly. I don’t rent games so that’s not what this is. I bought a used game from them to see how the condition of their games are. I’m glad to report that their used games come in excellent condition with everything accounted for.

The game in question that I got was Hammerin’ Hero for the PSP. It’s an Irem developed and Atlus published game that not many may have heard about. I became interested in the game after viewing the most recent episode of Video Game Take-Out.

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