Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

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What's the game for this fortnight?

Poll ended at Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:54 am

Donkey Kong Country 2 (VC)
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83%
Gargoyle's Quest (GB)
1
17%
Art Style: PicoPict (DSiWare)
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Total votes : 6

Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby Triskiller » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:25 am

I usually stick with the original set-up, I don't care much about characters that just get added, though towards the end some really interesting people join the crew. I really have to start playing this again.. But I can't today. :(
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby Patrick » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:51 am

Update time!

Since I should be done with Final Fantasy very soon, I'll replace the poll with next fortnight's options. Expect to see an article on Terra and Celes' Relentlessly Depressing Adventures within a week or so (after I finish reviewing Tales of the Abyss). Anyway, the three randomly selected games to choose from this time are:

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
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Fun Fact: it took me several years to realise that the game isn't titled "Diddy Kong's Quest." Other Fun Fact: It took me several years for me to reach (what I hope is) the final area in the game. Now it's time to brave those damn acid pits and take down K. Rool's pirate-themed posse. Vote for this one if you want me to take on a brutally difficult platformer.

Gargoyle's Quest
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Definitely cooler than Diddy's Kong Quest, but much more challenging. This odd Game Boy platformer/RPG hybrid is a spin-off of Capcom's Ghost and Goblins series, which should say something about the difficulty of the game. Unlike Donkey Kong Country 2, I'll have to play this on the actual cartridge as opposed to on the Virtual Console, which means no save states! Better find somewhere to write down all these passwords. Vote for this one if you want me to take on an even more brutally difficult platformer.

Art Style: PicoPict
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Also known as Pictobits in the US, this DSiWare title has a massive flaw - being red/green colourblind makes some of the levels almost impossible to complete. Still, I find it hard to hate a game that's part Tetris, part NES sprites (and somehow completely different from Tetris DS). Besides, the real reason to play this game is to hear a bunch of remixed retro tunes by awesome Japanese chiptune band, YMCK. Vote for this one if you want to see me overcome my disability (and also because I don't want to take on a brutally difficult platformer).
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby TiggyPudding » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:15 am

I voted Donkey Kong Country 2. Picking PicoPict would be mean if you're colourblind :P
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby Ron » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:51 am

I vote Donkey Kong Country 2 as well, such a fun game.
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby pie » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:33 pm

Donkey Kong Country 2,
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby Sr.Gabo » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:51 pm

DK2!
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby Caio » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:33 pm

I cast my vote for DKC2.
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby invader_quirk » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:38 pm

DKC2 takes less than an hour to beat, so it seems like a bad choice for this (if I'm understanding the challenge). Would you be TOTALLY completing it? Still doesn't seem like two weeks worth of game.
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby TiggyPudding » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:17 pm

When does the voting close?
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby Patrick » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:24 pm

TiggyPudding wrote:When does the voting close?


I set the poll up to finish after five days, so it looks like it's already closed. I might extend it for a bit since I have to delay the Final Fantasy VI article a bit (I've been sick for the last few days, you see).

It's true that Donkey Kong Country 2 could be beaten within an hour, but that's under the assumption that I'm actually any good at the game. If I have enough time I'll go back and find some of the hidden stuff though I doubt I'll manage to collect everything.
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby invader_quirk » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:39 pm

Patrick wrote: 2 could be beaten within an hour, but that's under the assumption that I'm actually any good at the game. If I have enough time I'll go back and find some of the hidden stuff though I doubt I'll manage to collect everything.


Haha fair enough.
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby TiggyPudding » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:47 pm

Patrick wrote:
TiggyPudding wrote:When does the voting close?


I set the poll up to finish after five days, so it looks like it's already closed. I might extend it for a bit since I have to delay the Final Fantasy VI article a bit (I've been sick for the last few days, you see).


Ah no worries hope your okay :)
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Re: Gaming Backlog Challenge Mk 2

Postby Patrick » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:37 am

I still haven't finished Final Fantasy VI :troll:
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