Metal Slug 2 (PS4) – Playlog 1

HLTB Estimate: 1 hour.
.75 hours played.

Beat!  Finished game #76 for 2017.

Played for 15 minutes after finishing Metal Slug 1.  This one seems a lot easier!  The sword enemies are much easier to deal with than the standard soldiers of the first game.  A lot less bullets on screen too, even during boss fights.

Put in a half hour after work and finished it off.  Got a lot harder.  Didn’t notice what my continue count was, but likely it was embarrassing.

Metal Slug (PS4) – Playlog 1

HLTB Estimate: 1 hour.
.75 hours played.

Beat!  Finished game #75 for 2017.

My first time playing a Metal Slug game.  I put 15 minutes in before work and made my way through the first couple missions.  I’m a little surprised that you can’t (reliably) shoot at a 45 degree angle up.  Game has a simple Contra-like feel to it, but it’s enjoyable enough.  Thankfully it has a free play option as I’m dying… a lot.

Finished it up over lunchbreak.  Hard game, used 30 continues!

Final Fantasy XIV (PS4) – Playlog 52

Expansion 4.0: Stormblood
Character: Merph Stromgard
5.75 hours played.
Main class: Level 61 Red Mage.

Main Story Part 2

  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Pirates
  • Tales from the Far East
  • Not Without Incident
  • The Man from Ul’dah
  • Where the Streets are Paved with Koban
  • By the Grace of Lord Lolorito
  • A Good Samurai is Hard to Find
  • It’s Probably a Trap
  • Making the Catfish Sing
  • Once More, to the Ruby Sea
  • Open Water
  • Boys with Boats
  • To Bend with the Wind
  • Confederate Consternation
  • The Solace of the Sea
  • The Arrows of Misfortune
  • The Last Voyage
  • Alisaie’s Stones
  • Under the Sea
  • Of Kojin and Kami
  • In Soroban We Trust
  • Forever and Ever Apart
  • In Darkness the Magatama Dreams
  • The Whims of the Divine
  • Breaking and Delivering
  • The Lord of the Revel
  • Tide Goes in, Imperials Go Out
  • A Silence in Three Parts
  • Life After Doma
  • A Glimpse of Madness
  • The Stubborn Remainder
  • The Ones We Leave Behind
  • A New Ruby Tithe
  • The Will to Live
  • Daughter of the Deep
  • Path of No Return
  • The Time Between the Seconds
  • All the Little Angels
  • Here There Be Xaela
  • The Search for Lord Hien
  • A Season for War
  • An Impossible Dream
  • Stars in the Dark
  • A Warrior’s Welcome
  • The Heart of Nations
  • A Trial Before the Trial
  • In the Footsteps of Bardam the Brave
  • The Children of Azim
  • The Labors of Magnai
  • For Love of the Moon
  • Sworn Enemies of the Sun
  • The Undying Ones
  • A Final Peace
  • As the Gods Will
  • Naadam
  • Glory to the Khagan
  • In Crimson They Walked
  • The Hour of Reckoning
  • The Room Where it Happened
  • How Tataru Got Her Groove Back
  • Seeds of Despair
  • The Limits of Our Endurance
  • Broken Steel, Broken Men
  • The Doma Within
  • On the Eve of Destiny
  • The Die is Cast
  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • A Swift and Secret Departure
  • While You Were Away
  • Rhalgr’s Beacon
  • The Fortunes of War
  • Rising Fortunes, Rising Spirits
  • The Lure of the Dream
  • The Lady of Bliss
  • The Silence of the Gods
  • The First of Many
  • Strong and Unified
  • Hells Open
  • Heavens Weep
  • The Road Home
  • For the Living and the Dead
  • Above the Churning Waters
  • The Path Forward
  • With Tired Hands We Toll
  • Where Courage Endures
  • The Price of Freedom
  • Raubahn’s Invitation
  • Liberty or Death
  • The Lady in Red
  • Upon the Great Loch’s Shore
  • The Key to Victory
  • The Resonant
  • The Legacy of Our Fathers
  • The Measure of His Reach
  • Stormblood

2017 Completed Game List

76 Games Finished, 925.25 Hrs

January: 9 Games, 147.75 Hrs
001 – 01/01/2017 – Abzu – PS4 – 1.5 hours
002 – 01/02/2017 – Three Fourths Home – PS4 – 1 hour
003 – 01/02/2017 – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – PS4 – 5 hours
004 – 01/10/2017 – Inside – PS4 – 3.25 hours
005 – 01/15/2017 – Dragon Quest IX – DS – 50.25 hours
006 – 01/18/2017 – Final Fantasy XIV: Revenge of the Horde (3.3) – PS4 – 40.25 hours
007 – 01/18/2017 – Infamous: Second Son – PS4 – 13.5 hours
008 – 01/23/2017 – Yoshi’s Woolly World – WiiU – 8.75 hours
009 – 01/31/2017 – Final Fantasy XIV: Soul Surrender (3.4) – PS4 – 24.25 hours

February: 9 Games, 179 Hrs
010 – 02/03/2017 – Tales of Berseria – PS4 – 57.25 hours
011 – 02/03/2017 – Unravel – PS4 – 5.75 hours
012 – 02/05/2017 – LIMBO – PS4 – 2.5 hours
013 – 02/14/2017 – Demon’s Souls – PS3 – 30.5 hours
014 – 02/14/2017 – Sword Art Online – Lost Song – PS4 – 19 hours
015 – 02/23/2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – WiiU – 43.25 hours
016 – 02/24/2017 – Killzone 2 – PS3 – 7.25 hours
017 – 02/26/2017 – Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth By Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage – PS4 – 2.5 hours
018 – 02/27/2017 – Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Aqua) – PS3 – 11 hours

March: 8 Games, 209.25 Hrs
019 – 03/02/2017 – Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Terra) – PS3 – 7.75 hours
020 – 03/10/2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 50.75 hours
021 – 03/11/2017 – Blaster Master Zero – Switch – 6.25 hours
022 – 03/17/2017 – Horizon: Zero Dawn – PS4 – 49.5 hours
023 – 03/25/2017 – Super Mario Run – Android – 2.5 hours
024 – 03/30/2017 – Persona 4 Golden – Vita – 64.5 hours
025 – 03/31/2017 – Shovel Knight – Switch – 5.5 hours
026 – 03/31/2017 – Nier: Automata – PS4 – 22.5 hours

April: 19 Games, 116.25 Hrs
027 – 04/01/2017 – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 3: Above the Law – PS4 – 1.5 hours
028 – 04/05/2017 – Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows – Switch – 9 hours
029 – 04/06/2017 – Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment – Switch – 5 hours
030 – 04/07/2017 – Astebreed – PS4 – 2.25 hours
031 – 04/07/2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary – 3DS – 1.75 hours
032 – 04/08/2017 – Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – PS4 – 6.25 hours
033 – 04/10/2017 – The Longest Journey – PC – 18.75 hours
034 – 04/16/2017 – Kamiko – Switch – 2 hours
035 – 04/16/2017 – Super Bomberman R – Switch – 4.5 hours
036 – 04/17/2017 – Dreamfall: The Longest Journey – PC – 12 hours
037 – 04/18/2017 – Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – Switch – 4 hours
038 – 04/19/2017 – A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV – PS4 – 1.25 hours
039 – 04/19/2017 – Syberia – PC – 7 hours
040 – 04/19/2017 – Sonic CD – PC – 2.5 hours
041 – 04/19/2017 – Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 – PC – 2.5 hours
042 – 04/25/2017 – Snipperclips – Switch – 3 hours
043 – 04/25/2017 – Yooka-Laylee – PS4 – 16.5 hours
044 – 04/28/2017 – Beyond Good and Evil HD – PS3 – 11.25 hours
045 – 04/30/2017 – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 5.25 hours

May: 11 Games, 119.25 Hrs
046 – 05/03/2017 – Severed – Vita – 6 hours
047 – 05/04/2017 – The Technomancer – PS4 – 17.5 hours
048 – 05/05/2017 – Puyo Puyo Tetris – Switch – 8 hours
049 – 05/11/2017 – Dreamfall Chapters – PC – 18.25 hours
050 – 05/13/2017 – LEGO City Undercover – Switch – 12.75 hours
051 – 05/13/2017 – Star Wars: Republic Commando – PC – 7.25 hours
052 – 05/15/2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – DS – 30.75 hours
053 – 05/23/2017 – Thumper – Switch – 8 hours
054 – 05/24/2017 – Ys V: Kefin, Lost Kingdom of Sand – SNES – 10.5 hours
055 – 05/25/2017 – Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge – PC – 4.5 hours
056 – 05/27/2017 – Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – Switch – 5.75 hours

June: 19 Games, 144.25 Hrs
057 – 06/04/2017 – Disgaea 5 Complete – Switch – 44 hours
058 – 06/09/2017 – Undertale (Not Quite Genocide) – PC – 6.5 hours
059 – 06/10/2017 – Undertale (Pacifist / True Pacifist) – PC – 4.75 hours
060 – 06/12/2017 – Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation – DS – 34.5 hours
061 – 06/13/2017 – Sonic the Hedgehog – Genesis – 2.25 hours
062 – 06/13/2017 – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 4: Thicker Than Water – PS4 – 1.75 hours
063 – 06/13/2017 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Genesis – 1.75 hours
064 – 06/14/2017 – Sonic the Hedgehog 3 – Genesis – 1.75 hours
065 – 06/14/2017 – Sonic & Knuckles – Genesis – 1.5 hours
066 – 06/14/2017 – Chuck Rock – Genesis – 0.75 hours
067 – 06/15/2017 – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 5: From the Gallows – PS4 – 1.5 hours
068 – 06/15/2017 – Aladdin – Genesis – 1.25 hours
069 – 06/15/2017 – Gunstar Heroes – Genesis – 2 hours
070 – 06/16/2017 – Mighty Gunvolt Burst – Switch – 3.75 hours
071 – 06/20/2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 1 – PS4 – 1.5 hours
072 – 06/20/2017 – Cave Story+ – Switch – 4.75 hours
073 – 06/21/2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 2 – PS4 – 1.5 hours
074 – 06/26/2017 – Final Fantasy XIV: The Far Edge of Fate (3.5) – PS4 – 26.5 hours
075 – 06/27/2017 – Metal Slug – PS4 – 0.75 hours
076 – 06/27/2017 – Metal Slug 2 – PS4 – 0.75 hours

Final Fantasy XIV (PS4) – Playlog 51

Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward. I've been tempted to play this casually just to follow the story and say hi to friends. Best Buy had it on sale today for $20 (half off), so I jumped on it.

Patch 3.5: The Far Edge of Fate
Character: Merph Stromgard
26.5 hours played.
Beat!  Finished game #74 for 2017.

Prerequisites

  • Red Mage Level 60

Main Story

  • Tidings from Gyr Abania
  • An Envoy for Ishgard
  • An Allied Decision
  • Griffin, Griffin on the Wall
  • Louisoix’s Finest Student
  • The Obvious Solution
  • The Greater Obesiance
  • Fly Free, My Pretty
  • The Far Edge of Fate

 

 

Expansion 4.0: Stormblood
Character: Merph Stromgard
5.75 hours played.

Main Story [5]

  • Beyond the Great Wall (Rising Stones)
  • Lyse Takes the Lead
  • The Promise of a New Beginning
  • A Haven for the Bold
  • A Bargain Struck

Main Story (M’naago) [4]

  • A Friend of a Friend in Need
  • Signed, Sealed, to be Delivered
  • Best Served with Cold Steel
  • Let Fill Your Hearts With Pride

Main Story (Meffrid) [8]

  • A Familiar Face Forgotten
  • The Prodigal Daughter
  • Hard Country
  • Death by a Thousand Rocks
  • A Life More Ordinary
  • The Color of Angry Qiqirn
  • The Black Wolf’s Pups
  • Homeward Bound

Main Story Part 2 [105]

  • Where Men Go as One
  • Future Rust, Future Dust
  • A Dash of Green
  • Ye Wayward Brothers
  • Token of Faith
  • Crossing the Velodyna
  • In Crimson It Began
  • The Fires Fade
  • Bereft of Hearth and Home
  • Divide and Conquer
  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Pirates
  • Tales from the Far East
  • Not Without Incident
  • The Man from Ul’dah
  • Where the Streets are Paved with Koban
  • By the Grace of Lord Lolorito
  • A Good Samurai is Hard to Find
  • It’s Probably a Trap
  • Making the Catfish Sing
  • Once More, to the Ruby Sea
  • Open Water
  • Boys with Boats
  • To Bend with the Wind
  • Confederate Consternation
  • The Solace of the Sea
  • The Arrows of Misfortune
  • The Last Voyage
  • Alisaie’s Stones
  • Under the Sea
  • Of Kojin and Kami
  • In Soroban We Trust
  • Forever and Ever Apart
  • In Darkness the Magatama Dreams
  • The Whims of the Divine
  • Breaking and Delivering
  • The Lord of the Revel
  • Tide Goes in, Imperials Go Out
  • A Silence in Three Parts
  • Life After Doma
  • A Glimpse of Madness
  • The Stubborn Remainder
  • The Ones We Leave Behind
  • A New Ruby Tithe
  • The Will to Live
  • Daughter of the Deep
  • Path of No Return
  • The Time Between the Seconds
  • All the Little Angels
  • Here There Be Xaela
  • The Search for Lord Hien
  • A Season for War
  • An Impossible Dream
  • Stars in the Dark
  • A Warrior’s Welcome
  • The Heart of Nations
  • A Trial Before the Trial
  • In the Footsteps of Bardam the Brave
  • The Children of Azim
  • The Labors of Magnai
  • For Love of the Moon
  • Sworn Enemies of the Sun
  • The Undying Ones
  • A Final Peace
  • As the Gods Will
  • Naadam
  • Glory to the Khagan
  • In Crimson They Walked
  • The Hour of Reckoning
  • The Room Where it Happened
  • How Tataru Got Her Groove Back
  • Seeds of Despair
  • The Limits of Our Endurance
  • Broken Steel, Broken Men
  • The Doma Within
  • On the Eve of Destiny
  • The Die is Cast
  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • A Swift and Secret Departure
  • While You Were Away
  • Rhalgr’s Beacon
  • The Fortunes of War
  • Rising Fortunes, Rising Spirits
  • The Lure of the Dream
  • The Lady of Bliss
  • The Silence of the Gods
  • The First of Many
  • Strong and Unified
  • Hells Open
  • Heavens Weep
  • The Road Home
  • For the Living and the Dead
  • Above the Churning Waters
  • The Path Forward
  • With Tired Hands We Toll
  • Where Courage Endures
  • The Price of Freedom
  • Raubahn’s Invitation
  • Liberty or Death
  • The Lady in Red
  • Upon the Great Loch’s Shore
  • The Key to Victory
  • The Resonant
  • The Legacy of Our Fathers
  • The Measure of His Reach
  • Stormblood

Final Fantasy XIV (PS4) – Playlog 50

Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward. I've been tempted to play this casually just to follow the story and say hi to friends. Best Buy had it on sale today for $20 (half off), so I jumped on it.

Patch 3.5: The Far Edge of Fate
Character: Merph Stromgard
21.25 hours played.

Prerequisites

  • Red Mage Level 59
  • Red Mage Level 60

Main Story

  • Tidings from Gyr Abania
  • An Envoy for Ishgard
  • An Allied Decision
  • Griffin, Griffin on the Wall
  • Louisoix’s Finest Student
  • The Obvious Solution
  • The Greater Obesiance
  • Fly Free, My Pretty
  • The Far Edge of Fate

Other Stuff

  • Unlock Samurai
  • Level 50 Samurai Quest

 

 

Expansion 4.0: Stormblood
Character: Merph Stromgard
0 hours played.

Main Story [5]

  • Beyond the Great Wall (Rising Stones)
  • Lyse Takes the Lead
  • The Promise of a New Beginning
  • A Havenfor the Bold
  • A Bargain Struck

Main Story (M’naago) [4]

  • A Friend of a Friend in Need
  • Signed, Sealed, to be Delivered
  • Best Served with Cold Steel
  • Let Fill Your Hearts With Pride

Main Story (Meffrid) [8]

  • A Familiar Face Forgotten
  • The Prodigal Daughter
  • Hard Country
  • Death by a Thousand Rocks
  • A Life More Ordinary
  • The Color of Angry Qiqirn
  • The Black Wolf’s Pups
  • Homeward Bound

Main Story Part 2 [105]

  • Where Men Go as One
  • Future Rust, Future Dust
  • A Dash of Green
  • Ye Wayward Brothers
  • Token of Faith
  • Crossing the Velodyna
  • In Crimson It Began
  • The Fires Fade
  • Bereft of Hearth and Home
  • Divide and Conquer
  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Pirates
  • Tales from the Far East
  • Not Without Incident
  • The Man from Ul’dah
  • Where the Streets are Paved with Koban
  • By the Grace of Lord Lolorito
  • A Good Samurai is Hard to Find
  • It’s Probably a Trap
  • Making the Catfish Sing
  • Once More, to the Ruby Sea
  • Open Water
  • Boys with Boats
  • To Bend with the Wind
  • Confederate Consternation
  • The Solace of the Sea
  • The Arrows of Misfortune
  • The Last Voyage
  • Alisaie’s Stones
  • Under the Sea
  • Of Kojin and Kami
  • In Soroban We Trust
  • Forever and Ever Apart
  • In Darkness the Magatama Dreams
  • The Whims of the Divine
  • Breaking and Delivering
  • The Lord of the Revel
  • Tide Goes in, Imperials Go Out
  • A Silence in Three Parts
  • Life After Doma
  • A Glimpse of Madness
  • The Stubborn Remainder
  • The Ones We Leave Behind
  • A New Ruby Tithe
  • The Will to Live
  • Daughter of the Deep
  • Path of No Return
  • The Time Between the Seconds
  • All the Little Angels
  • Here There Be Xaela
  • The Search for Lord Hien
  • A Season for War
  • An Impossible Dream
  • Stars in the Dark
  • A Warrior’s Welcome
  • The Heart of Nations
  • A Trial Before the Trial
  • In the Footsteps of Bardam the Brave
  • The Children of Azim
  • The Labors of Magnai
  • For Love of the Moon
  • Sworn Enemies of the Sun
  • The Undying Ones
  • A Final Peace
  • As the Gods Will
  • Naadam
  • Glory to the Khagan
  • In Crimson They Walked
  • The Hour of Reckoning
  • The Room Where it Happened
  • How Tataru Got Her Groove Back
  • Seeds of Despair
  • The Limits of Our Endurance
  • Broken Steel, Broken Men
  • The Doma Within
  • On the Eve of Destiny
  • The Die is Cast
  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • A Swift and Secret Departure
  • While You Were Away
  • Rhalgr’s Beacon
  • The Fortunes of War
  • Rising Fortunes, Rising Spirits
  • The Lure of the Dream
  • The Lady of Bliss
  • The Silence of the Gods
  • The First of Many
  • Strong and Unified
  • Hells Open
  • Heavens Weep
  • The Road Home
  • For the Living and the Dead
  • Above the Churning Waters
  • The Path Forward
  • With Tired Hands We Toll
  • Where Courage Endures
  • The Price of Freedom
  • Raubahn’s Invitation
  • Liberty or Death
  • The Lady in Red
  • Upon the Great Loch’s Shore
  • The Key to Victory
  • The Resonant
  • The Legacy of Our Fathers
  • The Measure of His Reach
  • Stormblood

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (Switch) – Playlog 3

HLTB Estimate: 9 hours.
1.5 hours played.

Level 4.

Put in a half hour today.  Finished exploring Bomb Island — defeating the centipede boss thing (very simple encounter) and getting the bombs.  I’ve still not figured out what to do with the orange crystal things I keep finding.  Heading to the Withered Lands next time I play.

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (Switch) – Playlog 2

HLTB Estimate: 9 hours.
1 hour played.

Level 3.

Put another 45 minutes into the game this evening.  Finished up the first island after getting the sword/shield and talking to the old man.  Got a boat.  Headed to Tikanel Island and explored what I could, which opened up a bunch more islands for me.

Visited the Withered Lands, where I found out I needed bombs to progress.  Then I worked over toward Bomb Island to buy some — but they are out of stock so I’m stuck exploring the island and trying to recover some from the mines there.