ArtikSkarab

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  1. More bounties for the van! Mystery Inc. Mummies -> Assassin's Creed: Origins By our count, this should be the final bounty for Mystery Inc., unless there is a debate aboute some of them.
  2. I'll put down my second bounty for Mystery Inc. Castlevania Requiem: Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night - Hybrid Humans. The game contains all kinds of hybrid creatures; minotaurs, werewolves, Scylla, mermen, harpies, etc.
  3. Nice looking bounty card... that I'm putting an additionnal bounty on. My first contribution on the Mystery Inc. board is The Witch and the Hundred Knight which completes the requirement for... well, witches. Overall a good game with probably the worst beginning I've ever seen. Was still pretty enjoyable though. I do have a question for the VHA: I have a game that I'm looking to complete next, but we're not sure yet what bounty we want to use it for as it's contains a lot of different monsters. Would you prefer that I record my completion as soon as it's done or when we will have decided what it will be used for? For more information, I will probably be doing Castlevania Requiem (already done Rondo, but still have all of SotN to do) and it can be used for probably all bounties, but we're looking to use it on whatever is the rarest/hardest to get.
  4. Ah! Missed that in the GIANT BLOCK OF TEXT 😅. All good then! I do see that the roster of some teams changed recently: I'm assuming that some people changed their minds and removed themselves from the event?
  5. Those look great; can't wait to get started. I do have a question concerning the teams. As we are closing in on the event start, we're at around 50% capacity on the roster. If all teams aren't filled up by the 15th, what will happen. Will teams be staying as they are or will people be shuffled around to fill in as many teams as possible?
  6. I got a question @spacey_dweeb about DLC. If I have a game that I already got the plat and want to do the DLC for the challenge; if the DLC is short, will it be counted as an EZPZ game?
  7. ''Stop monkeyin' around!'' Enslaved: Odyssey to the West + DLC I have conflicting feelings about this game. It has some good points about it, but it's mostly average. On the gameplay front, it's an action/hack-and-slash game in a post-apocalyptic Earth. You have some basic melee combos and limited ranged ammunition, but' it's not that fluid. The platforming controls are okay with the only saving grace being that you can't throw yourself into oblivion. The game engine doesn't run that well; the game stutters often, especially during cutscenes. Overall, I would put this game as an inferior God of War. On the story/aesthetic side, which is more important to me, I really liked this project. The main character, Monkey, has a really good rapport with Trip, his 'master'. They feel like actual characters that can have multiple emotional arcs to go through and I really grew attached to them... for two thirds of the game. The last third is a little bit wobbly and has a weird ending, but I still enjoyed my experience through. Aesthetically, this game is gorgeous with a lot of greenery, which is uncommon in apocalypse games from back then, but it hasn't aged well. As far as the Plat goes, the main game is decently short (14 stages, so about 8-10 hours), but needs to be done on Hard, which starts roughly, but ends up being okay. The biggest barrier is the fact that you need to collect every single red orb (Upgrade currency) in the game and there is a total of 1600 of them. So, expect to explore every single corner of the maps to find them. Overall, it's an interesting game, but not a recommendation from me. I would suggest watching the cutscenes and enjoying the dialogue only. That puts me at 17/27. 10 games left in 5 months. The spreadsheet has been updated on the 1st, but I might be a bit slower on updating it, since Kristy isn't available to give me a hand updating it. I should be okay, since there aren't as many people taking part in this event anymore, but feel free to message/ping me if there's any mistake.
  8. This is a pretty good idea for an Halloween event. Great presentation, good length (2 months for 5 games seems pretty good) and a nice selection of various pop culture teams from various mediums (Though I've never heard of Kingkiller before; is it a good series?). I have to join Mystery Inc. as I've watched so much of that show growing up. (Calling the Velma role for the team) Hopefully the bounties aren't too specific as to require a really particular selection of games to achieve them.
  9. Ye Olde RPG! Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Welp, turns out I completed something else. I wasn't expecting this to be as short as it was, but it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. This game is an 80's style RPG: build your party, level them up with their simple abilities and gear and do quests and monster slaying. It's not what I would call a deep game and I consider that a positive. The biggest mechanic in the game is the notion of Threat and that's laid out in your stat screen. If you don't mind a really simple combat system, 2 playthroughs (1 being, weirdly enough, a speedrun) and a good amount of grinding, it's a good enough game to play. If you're unsure, I know the second game is available as a free-to-start phone game. Total up to 16/27. Next game is, once again, Enslaved. Good luck to you Xanon. As far as the event is concerned, feel free to put it on the backburner; it's not a priority. I can try to take care in the meantime, but I'm definitively not an event runner (I'm always a support person). The people that are still taking part in the event are mostly just popping in here to put in their completions and then move on so the only really big things that are left to manage are the spreadsheets, that me and Kristycism are taking care of, and the badges, which can wait. So, overall, do whatever you need to do for yourself first and foremost and after that, if you want to come back in, we'll be here for you.
  10. Street Fighting and Street Racing I Am The Hero + Project Cars 2 Two more Plats on the board. First, the Ratalaika published indie brawler I Am The Hero. Story-wise, a mysterious figure only known as the hero appears in 'City' and wants to defeat 'Vilain'. Basically, no real story nor plot, but it does play with beat-em up tropes. Gameplay-wise, it's a very basic 2D brawler with no plane system nor a block button, so everything is mashing some combos and hope you don't get countered. Plat wise, the whole game is clearable in about 2 hours, but is not difficult to complete. No real depth or surprises about it; it really is a 5-10$ indie game that's okay, but nothing more. Next, the racing simulator Project Cars 2. This game has a ton of depth if you're a simulator fanatic, but has enough assists to enable everyone to play it. It has a pretty good variety of racing styles (F1, Rally, Endurance, etc.) and a pretty good selection of cars and tracks. As far as the plat grind is concerned, the 350 online races are really annoying. Especially if you don't have a partner as most online players are doing 10 minutes minimum pro races, so it would take a while. The safety grind is also really boring, but at least it's grindable solo. Final playtime was 35 hours, so less than I expected. That brings my completion to 15/27. Next project will be the apocalyptic escort mission that is Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. 11-11 Memories Retold Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood Detroit: Become Human Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Final Fantasy VII God of War II Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (NA) I Am the Hero (NA) Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven Knights of Pen and Paper +1 LEGO Marvel's Avengers Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Nier One Piece: Burning Blood Project Cars 2 QUBE 2 River City Girls (NA) Stein's Gate (NA) Torchlight II Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Va-11 Hall-A The Witch and the Hundred Knight X-Blades Yakuza 5 Zero Time Dilemma
  11. Went through the games I have left for my ABC challenge and it turns out that I have games for every number available! What a stroke of luck! Tentative list will be as follows: 0- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West 1- X-Blades 2- Q.U.B.E. 2 3- Project Cars 2 4- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 5- Steins;Gate 6- Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood 7- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 8- I am the Hero 9- River City Girls
  12. It's been a while since I've posted here, and in the meantime, I've only completed one game, Lego Marvel's Avengers including all DLC ; one of the packs being about about, I believe, a brother and sister (Black Panther). It's an okay LEGO game, neither the worst nor the best. I also figured out what my crafting game will be: Dust: An Elysian Tale has a trophy for crafting a blueprint so it should count as my final Ultra. Though, I don't know how fast I'll be completing my other challenges as I'll mostly be focusing on my ABC challenge.
  13. A game based on movies and a interactive movie game. Lego Marvel's Avengers + Detroit: Become Human Well, it's been...checks calendar... almost 2 months since the last time I've written here. I've been sidetracked by other games and events on other sites (damn my FOMO), but I'm back and focused on my list once again! Since my last completion, only 2 games have been completed. Lego Marvel's Avengers is a LEGO game that is a direct retelling of both Year 1 and Year 2 of Marvel movies (From Captain America to Age of Ultron with some additionnal DLC). It has all the tropes of latter-day LEGO games, such as slightly buggy gameplay and too many collaectables, but didn't feel as terrible to play as Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. It's a good game, but only a medium recommendation. Detroit: Become Human, on the other hand, was a treat to play/experience. In a slightly futuristic world, androids are common place and are a staple of every day life. The story is centered on 3 main characters: Kara, a maid-style android who has recently been rebooted to take care of a little girl named Alice, Marcus, an android left for dead who is trying to liberate his bretheren from servitude and to give them 'free will', and Connor, an android prototype who's assisting the police to try stopping android crimes and 'deviancy'. As a Quantic Dream game, it's a story-driven game with a lot of QTE and choices that affect your story going foward. Characters can live or die depending on dialogue choices, QTE success/failure or relationship levels. On the technical front, this is a beautiful game with great graphics, really good aesthetics, that's pretty fun to go through on your first time as the choices mostly matter and the game even shows you how your path will diverge depending on what choices you make. In fact, the choices are actually so important that you can actually kill off 2 of your main characters and you just stop seing their side of the story. Speaking of story, I personally felt that the story left me with widely varying feelings, some better than others. Story spoilers below. Of the 2 Quantic Dreams games I've played (this and Heavy Rain), this is the better one, though I do have a soft spot for the murder mystery of Heavy Rain. This brings my completed games total to 13/27. Next focus is my second long game for the event, Project Cars 2, so hopefully the online grind isn't too painful. Also, as usual, the spreadsheet has been updated and some people are really close to their full completion already, but we still have 6 more months to go, so do not despair.
  14. I'm obviously going to join again as Eigen's events are always great to go through. Hopefully, I can go 10/10 once again. Will be checking through my ABC schedule for what games I can use here.
  15. Thank you for the report confirmation. This can be lifted as both parts of the report are incorrect. 1. ''Too Fast'' dosen't really apply to Shinomiya's list. Their first playthrough was 11 hours (respectable if a break was taken) and total Plat time was 14 hours (other users did it way faster and, if planned correctly, could probably go under 10 hours). 2. Survivors (All characters alive) isn't locked only to the Kara Border ending. While it's the recommended path in most trophy guides, it's possible to have all characters alive through the Kara Camp ending if you're really careful.