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    Default Feelings of accomplishment in games.

    I was playing Super Mario Sunshine, well, just now, and I finally finished one of the platforming sections, you know, the ones where you don't have your water pack? Well, I finally finished it and I felt like a BAD ASS. I mean, I haven't gotten that feeling after beating a section in a game in a long time. It seems like most games now just can't muster up that feeling in me.

    When was the last time you felt such a since of accomplishment after finishing a game or a section of a game?

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    There's nothing like finishing something for the first time ever.

    It's been a while since that's happened to me, I'm hoping I can actually complete Parasite Eve 2 this time, after giving up and restarting.
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    I think this feeling is the reason Legend of Zelda is the most anticipated game of the year. Each time I complete a Zelda game, I feel that another chapter has closed, and I await the decade when a decendant of Links, must find the courage to defend the new Hyrule, from the same fucking warlock/wizard/witch that has broken free from his locked box, to kidnap a descendant of Zelda, whom bares the sacred mark. The Triforce Tattoo of DEATH!


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    I was some satisfied when i finished ninja Gaiden. Although i'm still working my way thru very hard mode.

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    There have only been a few times that I've ever felt a sense of true satisfaction when finishing a game. Three great ones would be Ocarina Of Time, Jade Empire and the other? Lord Of The Rings The Third Age. Seriously. An incredible game that got bagged on by the media, ensuring that no-one would buy it. For shame.

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    Skies of Arcadia was the last one to do that for me. I started it and abandoned it so many times because of all the random encounters, but I stuck with it long enough to get the engines that allow you to avoid most of them and started to really enjoy the story.

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    The greatest feelings of accomplishment usually come from RPG's with cheap end bosses that take 1-2 hours to beat. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne comes to mind.

    I also was pleased with myself after beating Devil May Cry 3 after reading how difficult the game was...

    ...even if it was on "easy" mode.

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    While I didnt beat the game, I felt like I had accomplished alot putting 18 hours into riviera on GBA. Why? these days I simply find it very difficult to find an rpg that holds my interest for more than 2 hours, and putting 18 hours into a GBA RPG was a huge accomplishment for me.

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    Default Re: Feelings of accomplishment in games.

    Quote Originally Posted by boatofcar
    I was playing Super Mario Sunshine, well, just now, and I finally finished one of the platforming sections, you know, the ones where you don't have your water pack? Well, I finally finished it and I felt like a BAD ASS. I mean, I haven't gotten that feeling after beating a section in a game in a long time. It seems like most games now just can't muster up that feeling in me.
    That's pretty much what I've just done. TWICE!

    Mario Sunshine seems like one of those games. It gets really frusrating, trying to get past one tiny little section over and over again. I left it alone for a day then did them first attempt both times. It always feels especially good when you do it first time after a lot of frustration.

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    Getting the Biggoron (sp?) Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

    Period.

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    I remember beating SaGa Frontier with all 7 characters...not a lot of people were able to do this because one of the characters, Riki, had a boss that you can only defeat using move combinations, and they didn't know you could just use DSC on him. No one probably knows what I'm talking about, but trust me, there were definetly some difficult bosses in this game that made me feel great when I accomplished the task of beating all of them.

    Another one is 100%ing Grand Theft Auto 3. I don't really have a story on that, though. It was pretty straightforward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nirvana
    I remember beating SaGa Frontier with all 7 characters...not a lot of people were able to do this because one of the characters, Riki, had a boss that you can only defeat using move combinations, and they didn't know you could just use DSC on him. No one probably knows what I'm talking about, but trust me, there were definetly some difficult bosses in this game that made me feel great when I accomplished the task of beating all of them.

    Another one is 100%ing Grand Theft Auto 3. I don't really have a story on that, though. It was pretty straightforward.
    I just bought saga frontier in a trade, which character is easiest / most interesting to start with? and how long does it take the beat the game with 1 character?

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    The feeling of accomplishment that rushed through my veins the moment I blasted Sigma with that final charge blast in Mega Man X.... pure gaming bliss. How about when I finally put to rest Ghaleon in Lunar: The Silver Star? I had a tear in my eye.

    I know this feeling you speak of. I know it all too well.

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    Guitar Hero 2: "Woman" on Hard...

    And when I captured a Missingno-like thing in Pokemon Ruby.

    Not sure if this counts, but also when I beat Bubble Shooter.

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    When I got 5 star ranks with all characters and all levels on the Mercenaries Mini-game in RE4. I spent many hours perfecting my skills, and it all paid off when I got the Handcannon and that sense that I accomplished something that only a few people have mustered up the patience to achieve. Was it worth it? Yes, it was fucking worth it.
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    i feel that way a lot as well. Especially when i beat a zelda game, most notably with Majora's Mask last month or so (The first zelda I beat in almost a year, and second to last I have left.) Now, I have Adventure of Link left (sitting CIB on my shelf, my first CIB NES game and I am very proud of owning it, even if it isn't rare.) I also had the feeling of accomplishment after completing Luigi's Damn Purple Coins in Super Mario Galaxy.

    Only time I felt like a badass though was when i got an S on Sweatin on Jumpin Jack Flash in EBA.

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    Beating Rez on ps2 always makes me feel like I accompished something. That game is just so amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc View Post
    There have only been a few times that I've ever felt a sense of true satisfaction when finishing a game. Three great ones would be Ocarina Of Time, Jade Empire and the other? Lord Of The Rings The Third Age. Seriously. An incredible game that got bagged on by the media, ensuring that no-one would buy it. For shame.
    Ocarina of Time for me as well. I remember I got stuck in the one temple where the center fills with water and I thought once you fill it up you couldnt remove the water. So I stopped playing. About 2 months later I picked it back up and found you can lower the water as well as raise it. Beating that game gave me a sense of achievement.

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    Beating Braid felt pretty good. I'm sure a lot of people accomplished this but it's such a good game and I got stuck more than once. Of course I had to look at a walkthrough to get all the stars my second time through!

    Getting the scarab gun in Halo 2 also felt pretty darn good. That took a looong time.

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    Alot of love for Zelda here. So, in that vein, I've got to say the last time I felt like I accomplished something was in Twilight Princess. It's nothing major, but for some reason my buttons weren't working. I was trying to close up 3 twilight monsters in a black circle (I was the wolf in the beginning of the game) and everytime I pressed B nothing happened. Finally, after going through the same level about 8 times it worked. WTF?!? I thought Zelda games were known for their control, but this game has some of the most unresponsive control ever. It's very disappointing to feel accomplishment only due to the programmers shortcomings.
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