Alrighty folks, we're back, Smitty requested a return, and he's getting it. Besides whats more popular these days than rebooting a beloved series, and just like those series its probably not gonna be as good as the original, but hey we're gonna try, and who knows maybe we get Star Trek where its pretty good in its own right, instead of a Ghost Busters or a Ninja Turtles.
Figured it was a good time to bring this back, we are in the NFL offseason, and everyone is getting a little salty, we need more feel good threads. So I'm trying to bring this back. I'd be much obliged if anyone has any ideas for thread topics, or even if you have ideas like Enigmars video game character draft, or shit like that. Honestly anything you can come up with would be great, cause I don't have a lot of ideas at the moment lol.
Anyways, lets move onto the first topic of PSRcade: The Reboot. Today we are gonna discuss YourGreatest Gaming Accomplishments.
Now, this could be many different things, maybe overcoming a tough stage/boss, or pulling off a particularly badass combo, or some technique you've been practicing for a while. Could be completing a tough game, or getting a platinum, or maybe its was just a great win online. We all having gaming moments that make us feel awesome, and accomplished, and for me I find thats what keeps bringing me back to tougher games.
For me I have had a few accomplishments I'm really proud of lately, so that's where the idea came from, and yes, I just wanna show off
1. Firstly, this just happened moments ago, and was the inspiration for this thread, cause I'm pretty fucking pumped. For those of you who know what Kaizo Super Mario Rom hacks are, my accomplishment is pulling off my first ever double shell jump! For those of you who don't know what they are, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROM_hacking , you can read that. Before today I have never played a Super Mario Rom hack before. I have played Super Mario World many times before, and finally this year finished it 100% for the first time ever. Then Morkim got me into watching GrandPooBear who streams mostly speed runs of said Rom hacks. Which got me wanting to try them. So I'm playing through what's basically a giant tutorial for all the techniques used in these games, and its hard, but nothing else took me an entire hour and a half of practice to pull off.
Here's another dude making it look easy. Rest assured its fucking not, at least not for me, so I'm insanely proud, and wear this as a badge of honor that I pulled it off.
2. Another moment for me that was incredibly special and was one of my biggest gaming accomplishments of all time, was my first time beating Bloodborne.
Up until this point in my gaming career, I hadn't really tested my hand at any games that were considered to be all that difficult. I stuck mostly to hack'n'slash, shooters and sports. I was a sheltered gamer. So when my new PS4 threw me head first into one of the more difficult games out there I was initially very overwhelmed and assumed I'd never be able to beat this masterpiece of torture. But, slowly I worked my way through the streets of Yharnam, slaughtering everything in my path, and getting better and better as I went. Until finally the game was over. I'd beaten it and fuck did it feel good. I persevered through hours of tough and exhilarating gameplay, and I'd come out on top. Sadly this initial accomplishment was downplayed, as I soon realized I'd missed out on the final boss because I made the wrong choice just before the fight, and well, shit happens. I have since gone back and rectified that wrong, but even so, initially finishing Bloodborne remains a high point in my gaming career, and it eventually lead to me playing all the previous and subsequent fromsoft titles, which is easily one of my favourite series in gaming. Nothing feels quite so good as to work your way through a game that gives you many struggles, and no shortage of rage, where you come out on top. It has lead me to playing Sekiro right now, and I believe once I've finish Sekiro, its gonna top my list of games I'm proud to have beaten, as I'm finding it even tougher than all of its fromsoft predecessors.
3. My third and final greatest gaming accomplishment I will be talking about comes in the form of an online accomplishment. I have't been big into online games in a long time, largely because I am too competitive and spend more time angry than I do enjoying the game, so I tend to avoid them these days. Anyways, this was back in the day when I loved online shooters, and my game of choice, was IMO the best console shooter of all time, CoD Moder Warfare 2. This was by far my favourite shooter I had ever played, and I logged a LOT of hours in it. My accomplishment you ask? The one and only nuke I ever got. In MW2 the best killstreak reward you can get in a single round, is at 25 kills. That gets you a Nuke. A nuke ends the match no matter what the score is. I have never come close to a 25 killstreak before or since this fateful game, but this one time, I had a moment of perfect zen, and had the perfect other kill streak rewards set up so that everything worked out in my favour. Watching the map get blown away and me winning the round for my team was just one of those truly great moments in gaming. I remember just sitting back and thinking to myself. "Yea, I'm pretty much a golden god."
So, what are your greatest gaming moments? The accomplishments you wear like a badge of gaming honor? Hope you choose to share. No accomplishment is too small, I won't judge you! (I totally will)
Again, if anyone has any idea's it would be much appreciated, as I got nothing tbqh, and my idea's right now will come out kinda lame, just like this one. Hopefully this gets the ball rolling. Lets figure out some ways to talk games! Hell maybe we could even figure out a gaming night, or some shit.
Don't know if I have any epic gaming moments. One of my favorite times was when a few friends and I played Silent Hill 2 for several hours. If you died the controller went to the next person. We got pretty far but didn't finish the game.
First thing that comes to mind is a speedrun trick in super mario 64 called "pillarless". I learned of it watching an old legend of the game explain it but i still didn't quite get it. This was about 5 years ago so not quite everything and anything was on youtube yet but there were some poorly explained videos that i had to keep watching over and over to get everything right.
In the shifting sand land stage in order to get inside the top of the pyramid you are supposed to go around its perimeter and touch the top of 4 pillars. Instead there is a ridiculous trick with many steps over the course of about 10 seconds that need to be input precisely to not die.
For reference sake this is the old way i used to do it (clip is of my first run under one hour 5 years ago)
Now this is what pillarless looks like, it took about like 7 hours of grinding to get this trick for the first time without breaking it up into chunks with save states. Once you get it you kind of get it but fucking it up means you die in the sand pit which loses more time than if you did the slow strat. Then to salvage that you need to try pillarless again. This was the first time i ever did it on stream and the first run i did it in.
Okay well my first one isn't exactly my greatest accomplishment, but more of a "how they hell does that even happen.".
I've managed to have absolutely no platinum trophies.
Now at first glance that's not really hard to do. But I've played both Minecraft, Life is Strange, InFAMOUS First Light, and Until Dawn, which if I remember right are ridiculously easy to get, you don't even have to try. But I refuse to look for collectables that don't have some sort of in game reward, and even then I hardly go for them, because screw time fillers. Also all the games I would be interested in getting a Plat are ridiculously hard or tedious to get (looking at you MGSV).
One of my accomplishments would probably winning the whole way through Trials of Osiris in Destiny which was a competitive pvp match that you had to win multiple matches. Considering how buggy, unbalanced that game was and how scummy people played it, it was certainly an accomplishment.
My other would probably be beating 3/6 of the Sekirosoulsborne games. Still need to beat DS1 and buy Sekiro, I doubt Demon Souls is going to be available to be in the future unless they have a remake.
Probably my best accomplishments was probably getting two race tracks that I created in Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar verified, which means my creations would show up on the online game world and playlists for anyone to play, which is pretty cool. I was suppose to get a t-shirt or something sent to me but never got it .
Oh man, my glory days are long in the past. In 1999 (I was 13) I was going to the mall on a Friday night with some friends because there was a Pokemon night, where people traded and battled with cards and gameboys. While there, I saw a bunch of TVs set up outside the Sony store with guys playing Madden. I was super in to Madden 98 at the time, but Madden 2000 had just come out and they were doing a season, with games every Friday night. They were already in week 3. I asked if I could join and they said no, but if there was a no-show, they would let me fill in. Just so happened there was, and I whipped the guy. Then another no show, and I whipped another... then one more. So the guy said I was caught up in games, so welcome to the league. Every Friday night for the next few months I played, and went undefeated through the season. Made it all the way to the final before this 25 year old dude destroyed me... but as a 13 year old kid, I was pretty pumped. Won $200 gift card for the mall, and a $200 boom box for 2nd place, beating guys mostly in their 20's.
I also like to rub it in to my wife that on one of our first dates we played Turltes in Time on the SNES. We got all the way to the end, and then she died like seconds before I defeated Super Shredder. I was like, "OMG I just beat the game all by myself!" She tried to say we beat it together, and I said when someone fails to cross the finish line, do they still get credit for completing the race? It was a risky move, but she ended up marrying me, so it clearly paid off. I still bring it up from time to time. Beating TIT (hehe) is no major feat a team all... but I'm proud of this one instance.
My greatest gaming accomplishment just happened last month: the Hollow Knight platinum - exclusive to 0.4% of players. Most of it was simple enough, but there is one trophy that was the hardest gaming challenge I've ever attempted - the Pantheon of Hallownest. This pantheon pits all 45 bosses in the game against you back to back. Oh and you get no checkpoints. So if you die at any point, you're back to boss #1. 30-40 minute attempts would end in failure and frustration. The final boss in the pantheon is possibly the most difficult boss I've ever faced in gaming. It was a really great feeling when I got the final hit on the final boss.
I'd have to say my biggest gaming achievement is getting the platinum trophy for Devil May Cry 1. There are many things that make getting the plat for this game difficult, not least of which is beating the game on Dante Must Die difficulty which has a longstanding reputation as one of the hardest difficulty spikes in gaming.
Most trophies you can obtain just by playing the game through naturally, like collecting a certain amount of Red Orbs or getting S rank combos. But there are a few certain trophies that realllllly test your abilities and require a lot of time and patience.
First there's a trophy named "The Devil Made Me Do It", which requires the player to beat the game without dying. At all. I did this on the Normal difficulty, I'm not insane enough to try it on hard or DMD mode, but even on normal it's something that can be hard to beat because all it takes is one slip up and you have to start all the way back at the beginning.
Another trophy that took a lot of time to obtain was "I Read You Like A Book", which is probably the trophy I've had to invest the single most time into to get, but actually doing so gave me a greater appreciation for the game and I'm really glad I did it. This trophy requires the player to fill out every entry for every enemy file in the menu. For context if you've never played the game, in the main menu there's this thing called the Enemy Files. It works sort of similar to a journal. Every time you encounter a new enemy, that enemy gets recorded in the files. Every time an enemy uses a certain move, it gets recorded in the files. So the trophy is about completing the Enemy Files 100%. You have to encounter/fight every enemy in the game, and you have to experience every single action/every single attack move that an enemy can possible make. And more or less every single enemy in the game has a move pool about 8/9/10 moves deep, so you get a real sense for just how much work the devs put into making each enemy unique and giving them a deep enough move pool to give every single fight in the game tons of variation so as to never get stale.
This may seem like it's just a bunch of tedious busy work to bait out all the possible moves each enemy can make, but it was actually really really fun imo and it makes you realize all the cool & creative ways you can interact with the enemies of the game. For example, there's a dog enemy in the game that can launch a spear out of its head to stab you, and if you anticipate the spear attack coming and you jump to avoid it, you can land and stand on top of the spear while it's extended. And if you shoot the dog with your guns while standing on top of the spear like this, it will take way more damage than usual and you can kill it off quick. And lots of other enemies in the game have these cool little unique interactions you can pull off as well, it's just super cool.
And then there's beating the game on Dante Must Die difficulty. Lol In DMD mode, enemy placement has changed. Now you basically get some of the hardest enemies in the game thrown at you right away from the beginning of the game, no more easing the player in with enemies that start out weak and progressively get stronger as you advance in the game. On top of this, they hit way harder than they do in the lower difficulties, but the real kicker is that enemies get a Devil Trigger of their own. Also, Dante's Devil Trigger doesn't heal his HP anymore. The Devil Trigger the enemies have will activate if you take too long to beat them, so while you're engaging in battle you BETTER finish them off as quickly as possible, or else you're basically asking for it. However to balance all of these buffs given to the enemies, their health is lowered 20% from what it is in the lower difficulties. So it's still fair. It took a lot of dying (especially to the 3rd Nelo Angelo fight and the final boss of the game, Mundus) to eventually beat DMD mode and get the Plat, but the feeling of satisfaction I got once I beat it was really amazing.
++++++++ An honorable mention would be getting the platinum trophy for the game Furi. Which requires getting S Rank for the story mode and that doesn't allow for a lot of room for error. The rank you get at the end of the game in Furi is determined by how many times you die and how many times you get hit, as well as you quickly you beat the game. So not only do you have to be fast, you have to get through the game without dying very much or getting hit very much.
And when I got that Furi plat, it was actually the cool fucking thing because a couple days after it I got a PSN message from one of the Furi devs congratulating me for the accomplishment.
Post by TritiumTree on Apr 5, 2019 15:07:56 GMT -8
Also Original Pokemon red getting all 150 pokemon and leveling Blastoise to 100 without the missingno cheat, pretty good for like an 8-9year old. My Blastoise could pretty much solo the Elite 4 without any move restore, and sometimes without any health restore.