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What are your greatest videogame achievements?

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
I think Rick Bruiser was harder for me too. Nick's stuff is mostly just twitch reaction rather than weird mixups, so as long as you can recognize it fast enough you're able to deal with it in a pretty smooth rhythm. I'm pretty sure I had more trouble with Hoy Quarlow when I first played it just because the amount of moves to deal with.
Oh, yeah, Hoy Quarlow was one of the first fights where I got stomped so badly, I questioned whether I could pull the win off. Very tricky fight indeed. And you're right about Nick - I've been fighting Tyson for so long that pretty much all the twitch stuff from there transferred pretty well to that fight as well. It took me four or five tries to beat him, but it took me waaaay more than that for Rick.
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
Have you played Urban Reign? If so, how does that stack up? I really need to play through God Hand, although I doubt I'd go Hard mode to start.
Urban Reign is not even in the same league as God Hand in terms of how good it is, in terms of difficulty... I don't remember Urban Reign being that hard, so probably about the same on default? God Hand uses a scalable difficulty based on how well you're beating-them-up, but it's easy to keep it at the lowest setting (there's even a move you can do to drop it intentionally).
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
Urban Reign starts easy, anyway. It gets ridiculously difficult, though. It's easily the hardest beat-'em-up I've played through, and I've beaten some tough ones.
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
I did not beat Urban Reign because I did not particularly like Urban Reign.

God Hand is one of my legit top five on PS2, though.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Just stumbled into this thread, and while I've done plenty of stupid completionist FF stuff I figure most of those aren't that uncommon, so I'm'a go with my 100% item collection in every PS-console Katamari game I guess.
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
I did not beat Urban Reign because I did not particularly like Urban Reign.

God Hand is one of my legit top five on PS2, though.
I didn't hate it, but it was definitely one of those "hate beat" games by the end. A friend of mine was playing at the same time, and we were both compelled to finish it off. I like a lot of the mechanics in the game, but I just wish it were a bit more forgiving. Your take isn't out of the norm on God Hand at all, though - I've heard a lot of folks (including the same friend mentioned above) praise it extremely highly. (He still gives me guff for not having played through it yet, so that needs to happen at some point!)
 

Alixsar

The Shogun of Harlem
(He/him)
Learning that:

1) I didn't need to play big triple AAA games because that's what "everyone" was talking about. "The discourse" doesn't matter and most people have bad opinions, and most triple AAA games are just not meaningful experiences to me so like...fuck it who cares?
2) Somewhat related: if I was playing a game and didn't like it, I could just STOP. I played FFXIII to completion! What the fuck?! Why did I do that?! I hated every second of that game!
3) It's okay to play a game, get really far, and just lose interest. You don't have to feel guilty about it, it doesn't matter.
4) You don't have to fight with randos on the internet

Oh and beating PS2 Shinobi on the hardest difficulty, that shit was WILD
 

zonetrope

(he/him)
I don't have the reflexes to 1cc a Contra game, but in attempting to do so, I'm now able to beat Super C (the easiest Contra) without the 10-life code, which is enough for me.
 

BEAT

LOUDSKULL
(DUDE/BRO)
I actually did a blind LP of a pacifist run.

It'll be cool when the LP archive is back. LOL JK WE ALL KNOW THAT WILL NEVER ACTUALLY FUCKING HAPPEN.
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
I don't have the reflexes to 1cc a Contra game, but in attempting to do so, I'm now able to beat Super C (the easiest Contra) without the 10-life code, which is enough for me.
If you can do that, though, I don't think you're quite as far off as you think. The more you play Contra, the more the game seems to slow down. You just start expecting things, even little random stuff the game throws at you like soldiers coming in from the sides.

Also, I actually think the original Contra is easier, so congrats on getting through Super C legit!
 

Kishi

Little Waves
(They/Them)
Staff member
Moderator
Super C has one bit late in the game where you can just die randomly, but NES Contra has multiple stages where guys randomly pop in from the edges of the screen and shoot at you in ways that might be impossible to dodge if you were the middle of a jump or something.
 

Dracula

Posts: 52,928
(He/His)
Original Flavor Contra always feels like the easiest one to me, but I can't make that claim because as a kid I played it roughly a billion times with cheats, so I knew all of its tricks when I started to play it without codes.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
This is admittedly recent, but I've managed to earn two seals/titles in Destiny 2 while the related content was current.
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
Super C has one bit late in the game where you can just die randomly, but NES Contra has multiple stages where guys randomly pop in from the edges of the screen and shoot at you in ways that might be impossible to dodge if you were the middle of a jump or something.
You're not wrong, but when you know there's the potential for them doing it, you're often a lot more prepared for it when it happens (or wait until it does happen 'cause you just know). I've gotten to where I can do some ridiculous stuff that young me would have marveled at. I still will often take a random death or two, though, yeah. Especially if I'm just playing to chill.
 

Aleryn

Gravity is overrated.
What I remember the most is breaking Super Mario Bros. 2 Japan over my knee in primary school. Wind can bite me.
 

MCBanjoMike

Infamous third lava dolphin
(He/him)
I don't understand all you people who think the final Bruiser in Super Punch-Out!! is the easy one, I just can't beat him. ☹
 
I don't understand all you people who think the final Bruiser in Super Punch-Out!! is the easy one, I just can't beat him. ☹
oh i would never say nick is the easy one. i would only consider him the less hard one, and slightly at that. the entire final circuit is a gauntlet
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
oh i would never say nick is the easy one. i would only consider him the less hard one, and slightly at that. the entire final circuit is a gauntlet
Yeah, pretty much that. Not easy, just easier for me. I also had a really tough time with the title defense in the Wii version because of all the tricky off-speed stuff you run into there. I've never beaten that one, actually. (And I'd not actually beat SPO until this year, either.)

Also, hopefully you're playing on something lag-free. It probably makes less of a difference than in MTPO, but it would still make a difference.
 
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Nich

stuck in baby prison
(he/him)
I’m not good at games by any stretch of the imagination, but I am proud of getting the cake-baking achievement in Hate Plus.
 
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