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Backlaugust 2022 - Backlog Legacy Collection
 
It's that time of year yet again! Now to copy over this post from ludist210...

Backlaugust: The Official Negative World Month for Decimating Backlogs!™ is back again for more action! So start looking through your backlog and get started! The idea is to finish games during the month of August.

Here are the "rules":

Games can be on any system, not just Nintendo systems. I know we're a Nintendo fan site, but most everyone here is a multi-console owner. So play a game on any system you want.

Let us know what you're playing. Mostly just so we can cheer each other on.

Play games you already own. A lot of people tend to buy a game then not play it, or play it for a significant amount of time and then put it down. This is what we're aiming for. Games that launch in August don't count.

Try to pick up games you aren't actively playing right now. Games you're currently playing can be allowed, but in the spirit of Backlaugust, let's try to make them games you aren't playing at the moment. Make it a game you haven't touched in a month or more if possible.

When is a game done? That's up to you! Mark a game off your backlog when you've seen the ending or end credits, or once you've seen enough of the game in a game without a "proper ending" (like an arcade-type game). You don't have to do or get everything unless you want to.

Finished games will be posted in the OP. Because everyone likes to see their accomplishments recognized. Just post when you're done and I'll try to update daily.

Last year, we finished a whopping 23 games. That might be a tough number to top, but if everyone pitches in, I think we can do it!

THE FINISHED PILE:
1. Katamari Damacy Reroll - Xbone - Mop it up
2. Mega Man X - SNES (NSwitch) - Mop it up
3. Banjo-Kazooie - N64 (Xbone) - TheBigG753
4. Mega Man X2 - SNES (NSwitch) - Mop it up
5. Mega Man X3 - SNES (NSwitch) - Mop it up
6. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - DS - Stan McStanly
7. NEO: The World Ends with You - NSwitch - Hero_Of_Hyrule
8. Castlevania: Bloodlines - Genesis (NSwitch) - TriforceBun
9. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe - NSwitch - nate38
10. Mega Man X4 - PSX (NSwitch) - Mop it up
11. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon - GBA (NSwitch) - TheBigG753
12. Mega Man X5 - PSX (NSwitch) - Mop it up
13. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles - NSwitch - Stan McStanly
14. Frog Fractions: Game of the Decade Edition: Hop's Iconic Hat - PC - pokepal148
15. Mega Man X6 - PSX (NSwitch) - Mop it up
16. Super Metroid - SNES (NSwitch) - Stan McStanly
17. Mega Man X7 - PS2 (NSwitch) - Mop it up
18. Lost Judgment - Xbox S|X- PogueSquadron
19. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance - GBA (NSwitch) - TheBigG753
20. Mega Man X8 - PS2 (NSwitch) - Mop it up
21. Banjo-Tooie - N64 (Xbone) - TheBigG753
22. Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance - 3DS (PS4) - PogueSquadron
23. Chex Quest HD - NSwitch - Mop it up
24. Super Bomberman R -NSwitch - Mop it up
25. Pokkén Tournament DX - NSwitch - Mop it up
26. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles - Wii - TriforceBun
27. Donkey Kong - Game Boy - GameDadGrant
28. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - GBA (NSwitch) - TheBigG753
29. Halo 2 Anniversary - PC - Brick
30. Conker's Bad Fur Day - N64 (Xbone) - TheBigG753
31. Castlevania - NES (NSwitch) - Mop it up
32. Castlevania: The Adventure - Game Boy (NSwitch) - Mop it up
33. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Game Boy (NSwitch) - Mop it up
34. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - NES (NSwitch) - Mop it up
35. Hades - Xbox S|X - Mop it up

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Posted: 07/29/22, 08:48:42  - Edited by 
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Mop it up said:
With that said, this is one of those games that I feel is better on replays, since knowing what to do and how to do it certainly makes a lot of the segments significantly easier. For example, out of the four trouble spots you mentioned, the only one that I still tend to struggle with is the laser hallway segment.
Definitely. There is a lot of trial & error and a lot of the frustration was definitely due to not knowing what I was supposed to do in certain spots. You're right about that water section being tricky too. I kinda lucked my way through it.

I may check out Live & Reloaded once I get the urge to revisit this, just to compare.

Mop it up said:
Are you gonna go back to try out the various multiplayer modes? There are bots available so they can still be played with a single player. If nothing else they're at least a fun curiosity to try out.
I messed around with them a lil bit (just to get the achievements! ). Seemed like they would have been a lot of fun back in the day.
Posted: 09/06/22, 16:17:50
I think Conker might be one of the best games that balances a good single player with a good multiplayer. I'm having trouble thinking of other games that handle both things at once as well. Maybe Perfect Dark? Pikmin 3? Wii Sports Resort? Streets of Rage 4? Turtles in Time? Someone help me out here.
Posted: 09/06/22, 17:46:54
Oh yes, the final thing to do to wrap this up is rate all the games I played!

Hades - 8.5
Pokkén Tournament DX - 8
Mega Man X2 - 7.5
Mega Man X4 - 7.5
Mega Man X3 - 7
Mega Man X - 7
Katamari Damacy Reroll - 7
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - 7
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - 7
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - 6.5
Mega Man X7 - 6
Mega Man X8 - 6
Chex Quest HD - 5
Super Bomberman R - 5
Castlevania - 5
Mega Man X5 - 4
Castlevania: The Adventure - 3
Mega Man X6 - 2
Posted: 09/06/22, 21:41:00
Ah, yes, the ranking of games!

1. Banjo-Tooie - 9
2. Banjo-Kazooie - 9
3. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - 8.5
4. Conker's Bad Fur Day - 8
5. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance - 8
6. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon - 7.5
Posted: 09/06/22, 21:53:43
1. Castlevania Dawn Of Sorrow
2. The Great ace Attorney Chronicles
3. Super Metroid

Well. At least they were all good games.
Posted: 09/07/22, 05:22:21
35 games done this year. Damn, that's a lot. What's our all time record? I would think 2020 would have been the year given the lockdowns.
Posted: 09/09/22, 03:51:21
Mop really mopped up this year!
Posted: 09/09/22, 15:43:32
@TheBigG753 I find it interesting that you gave Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie the same score, when I thought you enjoyed Tooie more. I s'pose that they each have different strengths which ends up balancing them out, score-wise?

@Brick Nah, nowhere close to a record, though I believe it's a personal best for myself! The site has had a big dropoff in users unfortunately, so this used to get a lot more participation in its heyday. Here's a rundown of the numbers per year:

2022: 35
2021: 23
2020: 32
2019: 9
2018: 28
2017: 35
2016: 59
2015: 83
2014: 57
2013: 61
2012: 47
Posted: 09/09/22, 18:28:01
Mop it up said:
@TheBigG753 I find it interesting that you gave Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie the same score, when I thought you enjoyed Tooie more. I s'pose that they each have different strengths which ends up balancing them out, score-wise?
I think both games are worthy of what I'd normally give a "9". I don't like using the full 100 point scale, but if I were forced to, Tooie would be like a 9.2 and Kazooie something like an 8.9. I wouldn't put Tooie as a full tier higher, but I do think it's better.
Posted: 09/09/22, 18:50:06
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