Episode 102: Red Dead Redemption
Wow, I am taking my sweet time with this challenge, but that's alright, I've been tackling some massive games. Here is my ending shot of RDR, which for my camera actually came out quite well(after photoshop). I think I logged about 30 or so hours into this before finishing the main story line.

I know a lot of people on the net have been bitching about the way the game ends, but without going into spoilers I can say I felt that it was fitting. If you followed the story, it makes total sense.

Overall a fun game, as expected by now from Rockstar. I have to admit at first I thought it would be more or less GTA within the confines of a western environment, but I have to say, that while there were some GTA influences for sure, it really was a unique game playing experience.

I still have few unlockables to work on, the majority of them are outfits and challenges, but that shouldn't take me very long to sort out. Maybe a day or so.

Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things now, and upload games on a more regular basis, it's nice to have a game to sit down with and get absorbed in, I'd actually forgotten what that was like on a console. It's good to be back!

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Episode 101: Super Star Wars
Well no rest for the wicked so I am right back at it! Decided to beat Super Star Wars for my 101st game, and it will be the first game of my One Year challenge with Mandie. Can we beat 100 games between now and Jan 13th 2011? Only time will tell.

I beat this on the Jedi difficulty, and it took me about 30-40 minutes. A really fun game, and well made, considering it is based on a movie. A nice combo of platformering, shootem up and on the rails shooters. I recommend it for anyone, not just Star Wars fans. Well day one is nearly over and 1 game complete. Good progress if I do say so myself :P

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Episode 100: The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time

N64: The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time

Well it has been a wild ride has it not? Hard to believe when I started this project back in 2009 that I'd ever be doing this write up, but here I am. In a little under 2 years I've completed 100 games. Some old, some new, some insanely hard, others not so much, but all fun in their own way.

I figured there was no better way to celebrate hitting 100 then by playing through arguably one of the greatest games of all time, Ocarina of Time on Nintendo 64. It also is a significant marker in my history of games, because as it turns out game 25, 50, and 75 were also Zelda games so it's fitting that number100 be this one.

I can remember the first time I popped this game into my Nintendo 64 all those years ago, and being amazed by how amazing it looked. Compared to some of the graphics today, it's really nothing special, polygonal shapes, but back then, there was nothing that even came close. From the first time you set foot in the deku tree, to the final battle with Ganon you would be hard pressed to find a game with as compelling a story.

There were many nights spent in my teens playing this game into the wee hours of the night, even though I'd beaten it many times before. The haunting music of the forest temple even now gives me chills and the music in Hyrule Castle Town Market and Greudo Valley still put a smile on my face even to this day.

I wasn't sure how I'd fare playing this, but I remembered everything. Every Skulltula location, every Big Poe. Not an item missed, not a heart piece unaccounted for. I think that is a sign of a master piece, when you can pick it up again, even though you know the story, you know the secrets, and still enjoy yourself. It's games like this one that remind me why I play video games. While their have been Zelda games since OoT and of course fantastic games previous to it, I would still say that OoT is hands down the best in the series. A epic tale of a hero, which wraps up so perfectly in that ending scene. Reunited with his Princess who he faught so hard to save. Thank you Nintendo for creating a game that now 13 years later, can still bring a smile to my face.

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The Video Game Trophy Room: Episode 99: Fable 2

Xbox 360: Fable 2

Having just gotten a 360 over the holidays it seems appropriate to upload a game from the console. I decided to buy Fable 2 over 3 because I figured once I get 3 I will never play the second one. It was an enjoyable game, and I still have a few things left to do. My only complaint was that the boss was not really a boss at all.

Having beat Fable ages ago, I was expecting something a little more epic for a final boss, instead I was given a cut scene that required me to push one button and hold down another... sort of a let down. Still it was a fun game and I enjoyed it. I'm working on a few other 360 titles right now but no idea when they'll be complete.

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The Video Game Trophy Room: Episode 98: Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island

SNES: Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island

Another classic complete! Beat this over the course of two days, but really took my time. Could have probably beat it in a day if I just say down and played. Managed to 100% every level, but can't see any real reason to do so other then being a completionist like me. Overall not a bad game, only thing that got on my nerves was the fact the same music played in basically every level... got on my nerves. I have to say there were some tricky bits in this game, I died quite a few times, but nothing too difficult. I'd say if you like platformers check it out, a good challenge on the SNES.

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