Welcome to Video Games Finished in 2019!
If you participated in prior years, you probably have an idea of what you're getting into. But if you haven't? Welcome! We encourage you to play video games. And more than just play, we encourage you to beat those video games! Do you have a backlog? Let's try to reduce that!
As I'm flying by the seat of my pants here, there will be some kinks to iron out. But one thing we know is we'll be beating video games! So, without further ado...
We're using the same criteria as the past few years: When you beat a game, post the name and the system. That’s it.
No photo needed. We're going by the honor system here! So don't lie! After all, it's your backlog, so the lie hurts you most of all.
You are encouraged, but by no means required, to comment upon or rate the games you've beaten. Was it good? Was it garbage? Let us know! Or don't! It's all up to you!
If you want a way to keep track of your backlog, go to backloggery.
1) Make a new post when you beat a game, so I can easily see it and count it. Game and system is all you have to post. However, having either your first post be a master post or keeping a running total on each new post helps me double check and make sure scores are accurate.
2) NO EMULATORS UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY OWN THE GAME (or otherwise stated).
3) You may finish a game you started playing in a prior year and count it. That's fine. HOWEVER, please do not open up a save file from years ago that is right before the final boss, beat it, and then claim beat the game. That's cheap.
4) You can however, feel free to go back to a game you haven't played for year(s), start from the beginning and beat it and count it. That's fine. It is OK to beat the same game multiple years in a row.
5) Beating a game multiple times in the same year will only count once. This includes the same game on different consoles, remakes, etc. Consideration is offered to DLC campaigns, such as the Octo Expansion and Torna: The Golden Country.
6) There is no Rule 6.
7) Digital downloads count for the system you played it on, physical copies count for the system they were made for.
8) Mobile games in the nature of gatcha, slight story, etc such as; Fire Emblem: Heroes, Puzzle & Dragons, Star Wars: Heroes, etc, can all be considered complete after beating all stages. For example, every story mode and paralogue stage in FE:H, all normal stages in P&D, all light, dark, cantina, and mod battles in SW, etc. These requirements can change if more story missions or stages are added. Just finish the levels available to you. I won't hold it against you if you claim a gatcha game as beaten and more levels are added later. Of course, if this happens, you can't claim to beat the game a second time in the same year.
1) Console – Switch, Xbox One, PS4, Switch eShop, PSN, XBLA, Atari Jaguar, etc.
2) Handheld – 3DS, DS, Vita, PSP, GBC, 3DS eShop, PSN, Game Gear, etc
3) PC – PC and Steam Box
4) Mobile – Phone and Tablet games.
5) Overall – Add up all categories above to get a total
NOTE: Since some PSN games have cross save functionality, you pick whether you beat it on PS4/PS3/PSV (if applicable). NOTE: Physical copies of games count for their original system, digital copies of games count for the system you beat them on. You might remember this as Rule 7! NOTE: Emulators count as the copy of the game you must own for it to count. Owning a physical copy of that game counts as the original system, owning a digital copy counts as the system you beat it on (usually PC in this case).
Whoever beats the most games will earn the "Gamer of the Year" rank.
As in years past, picture proof is required for challenges. In fact, we're just recycling the rules from last year.
You beat the challenges, you earn points! This might just be a for-fun sort of thing right now, as I haven't set up any prizes, but we'll see what we can do!
1) You must provide picture proof of each.
2) Your Ninfora username must be visible in the picture.
3) Each person may only beat each challenge once.
4) If beaten on an emulator, you must provide proof of ownership of the legitimate copy (unless otherwise stated).
5) Challenges will be added periodically as people beat the older ones.
6) If a previously beaten game with proof completes a newly added challenge, just make a note of it in your next update post.
7) You are in charge of keeping track of this section if you are participating. I will only be checking to make sure the games you are claiming for each challenge actually meet the credentials. I will not be pouring over games beaten lists to see if you beat challenges and did not post about them.
Bronze (Worth 1 point each)
1) Tenth Anniversary: Beat a game initially released in 2009.
2) And They're Off: Beat a racing game.
3) Simply Spooky & Scary: Beat a horror game
4) When In Rome: Beat a game with a Roman numeral in the title
5) Do You Guys Not Have Phones?: Beat a mobile game.
6) Super Title 64 Advance: Beat a game with Super, 64 or Advance in the title.
7) The Power of Disney: Beat a Disney game (non-Marvel/non-Star Wars)
8) Portmanteau: Beat a Metroidvania game.
9) Baker's Dozen: Beat 13 games.
Silver (Worth 3 points)
1) Three's a Crowd: Beat a Trilogy of games (Such as the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy or the Metroid Prime trilogy).
2) For Shovelry: Beat three games featuring Shovel Knight.
Gold (Worth 5 points)
1) 50/50 Raffle: Beat 50 games
Platinum (Worth 10 points)
Challenge Game of the Month:
Each month, I will select a newly released video game as a "Challenge Game." Treat this as a bronze challenge. If you beat the Challenge Game, it counts as one challenge point!
Username - Games Beaten - Challenge Score
Eliwood8 - 5 - 0
blcdude1 - 4 - 0
XLW - 3 - 0
Irondog666 - 2 - 0
Young P - 2 - 0
mikecamper - 1 - 0
Pichi - 1 - 0
Art_de_Cat - 0 - 0
Malkon - 0 - 0