Beaten games 2021

Here it is!
The one post I never miss to post.

As usual I only include the newly beaten
games from 2021. Not as impressive as last
years list but I did replay some longer
RPGs and with the whole expedition into Lego
I’m surprised I got anything played, hehe.

Quite happy with my gaming year even if I
have a large pile of new games I need to
tend to, in fact I still have a few games
left sealed from 2020! Oh well, slowly
but surely.

NES

Uforia
A bit of a metroidvania and quite good
but far too much backtracking, it felt like
I did everything in the worst possible order, haha.

SNES

Wizardry Knight of Diamond
The second game, listed as the third
in the SNES remake if I understand correctly.
Either way the Llylgamyn trilogy is beaten
and the fourth game is up next!

Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen
I fear that I will see a lot more of this
in the future, robot tactics RPGs.
A lot of battle units to handle but pretty
simple at least.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: Volume 1
I have tried to beat this before but finally
made it all the way this year, there is good reason
why it’s not mentioned among the classic SNES
RPGs, including the dark giant maze dungeons…

Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei (SNES version first game)
The SNES remake of the very first “Shin Megami” game!
Quite playable in this version and it goes seemlesly
into the second game on the same cart!

Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei (SNES version second game)

FEDA The Emblem of Justice
A pretty good and standard tactic RPG.

Ultima: Runes of Virtue II
My first true encounter with Ultima, not the
best place to start and solving some of the
puzzles without a guide or savestates would
be a pain!

Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun
Beat em up RPG, like normal beat em ups
this is also a bit too repetitive.

Galaxy Robo
The name says it all, more robots
more tactics!

Cyber Knight II
This is more or less identical to
the first game in every way and the story and
characters is just a continuation, not a bad
thing!

Shin Megami Tensei If…
Last SNES game of the year, I’m trying to
pick up the pace of the series and since this
have been called the origin of Persona I guess
I’m ready to tackle those games next year.

PS1

Shaolin
An odd little fighting/RPG combo.

Crusaders of Might and Magic
I knew nothing of this coming in
but it was a pretty plesant and
very classical RPG!

Shadow Madness
This was another surprise, aside
from the completely broken battles
this was a very fun game to play thanks
to some cool environments and mostly
due to the dialogue written by Ted Woolsey.

Vandal Hearts II
A step up from the first game
in every way!

Eternal Ring
I believe this was the first
Tactic game we got in English on PS1
Quite fun and the first of many!

Warriors of Might and Magic
Surprisingly playable, haha.
3D and PS1 is always a dangerous combo.

Kagero Deception II
This was a bit more player friendly
than the first game but not as fun.

Kartia Word of Fate
Yet another good tactics game
with all the usual politics and wars!

Gauntlet Legends
I expected the usual simple
gauntlet style but this actually had
some real level design and was overall
a good game!

Monkey Hero
It was expected, but more or less a
straight Zelda clone, with monkeys.
Too little RPG, move along.

Technomage
A PS1 RPG created in Europe! Not a bad
one either, very ambitious with large
environments and fully voiced dialogues for
every NPC and line in the game.

PSP

Breath of Fire III
Identical to the PS1 game but my first
time playing on the PSP. Still a great
game with some annoyances, just like
I remembered, hehe.

DS

Final Fantasy 4 Heroes of Light
Truly a Bravely Default prototype, or
maybe a FF1 remake. A good game and
I’m happy to finally have played it!

PS2

X-men Legends II
More of the same fun co-op fun
from the first game.

Tsugunai
A very early but still impressive
PS2 title, especially character models
and the music from Yasunori Mitsuda.
A rather unique battle system too that
you really need to master by the end.

Stella Deus
I knew this was a great game but gave
up on it back in the PS2 era for some
reason. Revenge is mine and it feels
good!

Summoner
Running this on a poor PS2 was really pushing it,
MMO sized environments…

Gauntlet Seven Sorrows
Action RPG, short, simple, not much to say.

Colosseum Road to Freedom
I managed to “cheese” the game and get an early
ending and I thank the stars because it was so
repetitive…

Chaos Legion
A pretty good Action RPG

The Bard’s Tale
I’m probably 15+ years late to the party
and most of the humor and meta jokes have
been done better by others since then.

The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino Dungeon
A surprisingly fun dungeon crawler!
I always dread them a bit but this was as
great as it gets in the genre.

RPG Maker 3 (My Dear Brave Heart)
The worst of any RPG maker games I have played…

Legaia 2 Duel Saga
People keep calling the first game a
hidden gem but this was a far better
game if you ask me! The same battle system
but better story, world, music, characters,
everything, haha.

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
Another weird place to start a series.
The start was terrible but the game
got pretty good after a while.

Yakuza
Finally my turn to try this!
It was clear pretty fast why the series
have become so popular but I was tired
of the battles only a few hours in…

Magic pengel The Quest for Color
What a terrible game, you can explore
the entire game and see everything in
10 minutes, the rest is just Pokemon
battles, but worse. Graffiti Kingdom
was a big step up from this!

Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories
I have only played the GBA version
before back when it was released and
this was a good reminder on some plot
points. I played on easy and skipped
as many battles as I could which led
some of the bosses to be a real pain.

Dark Angel Vampire Apocalypse
Here it is! THE most repetitive game
I have ever played, defeat about
100000 enemies in the same location
until you are strong enough for the final
boss, sorry that I spoiled all 50 hours
for you, haha!

Future Tactics
An odd little game, the best thing to
compare it to would be Valkyria Chronicles.
A turn-based strategy, action RPG with destructible
environments.

PS4

Dragon Quest Builders 2
This was probably the most FUN
game all year, it is just so good
and the building works so well.
Love the game and watching the NPCs
work and live in the villages you build!

YS IX Monstrum Nox
Everyone agrees, a great game but not
as great as VIII. Exploring the main town
was probably the highlight for me.

Streets of Rage ?
I don’t remember which one… I played two
of them in co-op with a friend.

Streets of Rage ?
I don’t remember which one… I played two
of them in co-op with a friend.

Nier Replicant 1.23…
I already made a longer post
about it, nothing more to add, sadly
a remake/remaster is the best game yet another year.

Tales of Arise
I mostly love it, all the renewal the series
needed both technically and otherwise. My sister
was not as pleased with it and pointed out a lot of
valid complaints but as a whole, I am very pleased
and hopefully the next entry won’t be such a long wait!

Legend of Mana Remaster
A great remaster that more or less
replaces the original! I was surprised and
happy to see the option to turn of combat and
just stroll around the amazing environments!

WiiU

Wind Waker HD
Another remaster that makes the original
obsolete, my third favorite in the series!

Switch

Metroid Dread
A new Metroid game! I beat it twice, normal and hard.
Very fun to play but far too linear and guiding.
The “dread” part was just terrible and I do my best
to forget the story.

PC

Cyber Shadow
As expected some classic
fun platform action!

Ori and the Will of the Wisps
It is clear that they played
Hollow Knight and maybe some other
rival games before making this, it
is so much better than the first game!

What Remains of Edith Finch
I don’t want to spoil anything about it
but probably my favorite in the “genre”.
A great story and environment.

Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice
Some cool environments is all I take from
this, it felt too much like playing a triple
A game in a bad way, haha.

Katana Zero
Probably a better version of
Hotline Miami?

Dead Cells
It was very fast and fun to play
but I am also glad it didn’t drag
on more than 10 hours.

Tetris Effect
Tetris, with effects! Wow…

Spiritfarer
A great game, mostly thanks to the
NPCs but you need to be in the mood
for a slower game to enjoy it.

Touhou Luna Nights
Why did I wait so long to play this,
more or less the same style as
Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth.

Astalon
I still prefer Castle in the Darkness
but this was good enough for me to do 100%, hehe.

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
A fun little Zelda-like I guess?

Metroid Origins
It is more or less a fanmade short version
of Metroid 2, quite impressive, I would love to
see more from the developer!

Deltarune 2
I can’t believe how long ago the first part
was already. Either way, this continues the
story and it will probably and hopefully grow
into a full story someday!

Best of 2021:

1: Nier Replicant 1.23…
2: Tales of Arise
3: Legend of Mana Remaster

Worst played 2021:

1: Magic pengel The Quest for Color
2: Colosseum Road to Freedom
3: Dark Angel Vampire Apocalypse

Number of new beaten games: 65
Number of RPGs: 46

A happy new year everyone!

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