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Dimnos Sep 7th, 2010 12:49 PM

I havent played a Persona game since the first one on the PS1. :\

Fathom Zero Sep 7th, 2010 02:08 PM

They've since upped their game, y'know.

Phoenix Gamma Sep 7th, 2010 02:14 PM

It's generally agreed that the first Persona is kinda bad. Even the PSP remake was pretty crummy.

Speaking of PSP, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep was leaked a few days ago. It's aaaaaaaaalmost as good as the first, except the story and characters are probably the most retarded yet. It doesn't have any of the awful dialog from the DS game ("Maybe I'm everything...maybe I'm nothing...") but the story's just as ridiculous. At least the combat's a little better this time. And dayum, the game's pretty. Like, really really pretty. And Leonard Nimoy and Mark Hamill are voice actors?!

Esuohlim Sep 7th, 2010 04:00 PM

I am now playing SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE, which I enjoy far more than I ever enjoyed Super Mario 64

10,000 Volt Ghost Sep 7th, 2010 04:33 PM

I got to the part with the lava enemies in SM Sunshine and gave up. Spent too much time trying to get the red coins from the Palinko Machine level.

DougClayton4231 Sep 7th, 2010 05:39 PM

Sunshine made me upset with how difficult it was. Apparently that makes me some sort of pussy because Japanese five year olds can supposedly figure out how to kill giant electric stingrays. *sigh*

Esuohlim Sep 7th, 2010 05:53 PM

Super Mario 64 is way more difficult for me because you don't get the hover nozzle handicap. I can run amok and be less careful about it in Sunshine.

And the stingray level is my favorite because of its difficulty. The Plinko pinball machine does really suck though and I dread it each playthrough.

Phoenix Gamma Sep 7th, 2010 06:03 PM

I honestly don't like the 3D Marios except for the two Galaxy games (which I love). Even back at launch I thought it was kinda lame.Does that make me a monster? :(

I thought Sunshine had some great levels though, like the second world. And I used to mess around in the hub with the rocket and stuff.

DougClayton4231 Sep 7th, 2010 06:28 PM

http://www.destructoid.com/review-ka...s-181575.phtml

lulz Destructoid gave Kane and Lynch 2 one of the most biased reviews I've ever seen. The reviewer gave the game a 1/10 because it's realistic. One of my friends got upset about the game purely because he sucked at it as well. You can't rush enemies, shoot a machine gun with one arm and perfect accuracy or soak up bullets like a kevlar sponge and that is somehow a bad thing.

There were a few sections that frustrated me, but overall I really enjoyed the whole realistic street combat thing, as opposed to military shooters where you play as a one man army who can eat tank rounds, fire two uzi's simultaneously with pinpoint accuracy and take on a battalion of troops without any cover.

I guess this is why I've stopped reading and watching reviews. I know that they'll give Halo: Reach a 9 even though it's a mind numbing mess of cheap deaths and near identical scenarios. If you hate one for one reason, hate 'em all for the same reasons.

Fathom Zero Sep 7th, 2010 07:07 PM

You realize, you can read opinions then disagree with some of them, but also agree with them on other topics, yeh?

OMGBIASBIASBIAS

What the fuck does bias mean?

Phoenix Gamma Sep 7th, 2010 07:17 PM

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Review
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Jim Sterling
:lol Nothing to see here. Move along, everyone.

Besides, the only Kane and Lynch 2 review that matters is Jeff Gerstman's.

Dr. Boogie Sep 7th, 2010 07:19 PM

He actually liked the first Kane and Lynch a lot, which convinced me to buy the PC version (a decision I deeply regret), and he was really excited to see the sequel.

His biggest gripes were that the story wasn't as good as the original, the single-player campaign was too short, the multiplayer was really limited, and the intentionally crappy youtube-style graphics were terrible.

What are your thoughts on that?



In all fairness, though, Jim does bait quite often. He loves to slip little stabs at organized religion into inappropriate places, and I remember him saying a little while ago that using mouseaim is cheating.

Fathom Zero Sep 7th, 2010 07:24 PM

I played the first one after my expectations were completely destroyed by the unanimous hatred of it and I had the same opinion as Sterling. It needed a lot of tightening up, but the style, story, and characterization were all there. It was just a bit fucked up as a shooter.

I can say that I probably won't get this one. Maybe, though. When it's in the bin like the last one, when I got it. :)

Dr. Boogie Sep 7th, 2010 07:53 PM

The PC version of the first one didn't run, period. The demo for the second one ran like ass on my computer, and apparently I'm far from the only one.

For that reason, I would say the series isn't even worth pirating.

DougClayton4231 Sep 7th, 2010 08:05 PM

Both games play well on the consoles. It's very funny that he griped about the length and the multiplayer, as it is virtually as long as the first game and offers better multiplayer. The graphics are better than the first games as well and it runs at a constant 60fps. That's why I said the review is completely biased, there's nothing objective about the whole review.

Mafia 2 was reviewed very similarly. It sucks just as much ass as GTAIV or the expansions, except that the cars actually handle somewhat accurately, but it was panned for shortening the GO HERE-SHOOT 30 GUYS-DRIVE HOME formula to 10 hours instead of 30. It's pretty much the same game sans helicopters and rocket launchers but everyone hated it.

darkvare Sep 7th, 2010 09:38 PM

i want the areana achievement for castle crashers anyone wanna play on 360 or ps3?

Dr. Boogie Sep 8th, 2010 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 (Post 697262)
Both games play well on the consoles. It's very funny that he griped about the length and the multiplayer, as it is virtually as long as the first game and offers better multiplayer. The graphics are better than the first games as well and it runs at a constant 60fps. That's why I said the review is completely biased, there's nothing objective about the whole review.

Mafia 2 was reviewed very similarly. It sucks just as much ass as GTAIV or the expansions, except that the cars actually handle somewhat accurately, but it was panned for shortening the GO HERE-SHOOT 30 GUYS-DRIVE HOME formula to 10 hours instead of 30. It's pretty much the same game sans helicopters and rocket launchers but everyone hated it.

I wouldn't say that Mafia 2 shortened the formula at all. In fact, I'd say they milked it. I can't tell you the number of missions that have you starting off at your house (west end of town), going down to the docks (south end of town), and going to Joe's place (north end of town).

GTA 4, on the other hand, shortened all this considerably by letting you take cabs wherever you wanted because they understood that while a car chase can be fun, driving a long distance without a time limit is not. I understand that some of these instances in Mafia 2 are so they can squeeze in some dialog, but when Rockstar did that in RDR, they mixed it up by having the NPC drive you on occasion. None of this "I'll pick you up, but you drive my car" nonsense.

As for Kane and Lynch, Jim had said that the main draw for the original was the story and unique characters, as the gameplay was a bit lacking. That's why he hated the second one so much; it had all the same problems, and none of the character development of the first. He also mentioned that the multiplayer experience suffered from many of the problems he mentioned for the single player campaign.


Finally, the reason I don't like people calling game reviewers "biased" is because that statement has no meaning. When you review something, you compare it with what already exists, then you layout the good and bad points with explanations for each. That's pretty much the antithesis of objectivity. The only aspect of a game that can be evaluated objectively is whether or not the game actually runs, and even that can depend on what equipment you're using.

Reporters are the ones who are supposed to be unbiased. Not game reviewers.

Fathom Zero Sep 8th, 2010 03:30 AM

I think people tend to swap around "biased" and "opinionated" as if they had the same meaning. I should hope reviewers are opinionated. If I find a reviewer that I can tune myself to, his reviews are gonna resonate with me better. Which is why I'd also give Deadly Premonition a 10/10. I really really would. That game is a labor of love on the part of the dev. You can see it in all the content. It's a throwback to the cheesy survival horror genre popularized by Resident Evil. It's campy and silly and, most importantly, knows it.

I've grown to hate the Final Fantasy games and all of it's shitty story conventions and it's art style. I'm really tired of it. Thus, when XIII came out, I was very unimpressed.

But I enjoy games like Persona 4, as well, and dislike Monday Night Combat, which a buncha reviewers seem to like. It just wasn't fun for me. So nothing's 100%.

DougClayton4231 Sep 8th, 2010 09:22 AM

Biased does have a meaning though. If someone reviews a game like it killed his or her family, it's biased. The same goes for reviews that can't keep the game's dick out of it's mouth.

Case in point, GTAIV. None of the reviewers managed to mention that the controls for literally everything were pretty god awful due to the crummy physics engine, 40% of the game consists of driving from point A to point B (even with taxis), the NPC's constantly harass you because you won't spend worthless time with them playing shitty minigames, every mission is exactly the same, and it goes on and on and on.

I hated RDR for the same reasons, even more so because they piled a bunch of racism and flawed ideology on top of it. But both were reviewed with near perfect scores, go figure.

K&L2 could have used more variety and a bit better pacing but it is no way in hell a horrible game.

MrAdventure Sep 8th, 2010 09:54 AM

i loved both gtaiv and rdr for all the reasons you hated them, p funny

MrAdventure Sep 8th, 2010 10:01 AM

i mean it's to the point where my dick gets all soaked spaghetti if i see the old rag doll physics in motion, especially if it's a free roam environment

let's just everyone pay the money to license the good shit so i can get hard 24/7

MarioRPG Sep 8th, 2010 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Esuohlim (Post 697245)
Super Mario 64 is way more difficult for me because you don't get the hover nozzle handicap. I can run amok and be less careful about it in Sunshine.

And the stingray level is my favorite because of its difficulty. The Plinko pinball machine does really suck though and I dread it each playthrough.

I hate that hotel level where you have to clean up the outside from the slime and only have 2 or 3 minutes. It took me at least a dozen tries.

Fathom Zero Sep 8th, 2010 11:46 AM

The controls in GTA IV weren't mentioned because they weren't an issue to anyone with fingers. You and your muscular dystrophy seem to have a problem with it, which is fine. It makes me happy to know that you wasted money on a game you couldn't play, you baby, one that most other people in the world beat.

DougClayton4231 Sep 8th, 2010 01:30 PM

I beat GTAIV and RDR. The cars handled like boats, the cover systems were abominable, Roman wouldn't stop calling me to go look at titties, the PC version barely ran, and 40% of the game consisted of driving to a place or away from the police. We must have played completely different games, because everyone seems to love GTAIV's dick all in their collective mouths.

I respect your opinion Fathom, but there's no need to get offensive to me about it. Talk about the game.

Fathom Zero Sep 8th, 2010 02:05 PM

Quit being a holier than thou, passive aggressive cunt.

I didn't think the cars handled like boats, the cover system was fine, having bitchy people call you was just part of the game, and, frankly, it's wholly your fault for getting a game that didn't run well on YOUR PC. GTA IV and its expansions run perfectly fine on my computer, and I built it for about $300 at the beginning of the Summer from old parts. The game is very CPU dependant.

The Doctor Sep 8th, 2010 02:54 PM

I am playing Metroid Prime Trilogy and about 3/4 done the first game.

Phoenix Gamma Sep 8th, 2010 02:55 PM

I like video games :)

Fathom Zero Sep 8th, 2010 03:00 PM

>:

darkvare Sep 8th, 2010 03:31 PM

i love free roaming games even when theres not much to do i just like driving around

Esuohlim Sep 8th, 2010 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Phoenix Gamma (Post 697313)
I like video games :)

Not me, man.

haha ok well for me video games are infinitely better after the first time you play them because you look forward to the fun parts of the game etc. I'm too busy these days to play new games in order to get the full enjoyment out of playing it the second time, so for quite a few years now I've only been playing video games I've already played before :(

It is extremely shameful to admit that I waited YEARS for the Mother 3 language patch and I've only played through the first hour or two so far :( :(

Dr. Boogie Sep 8th, 2010 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 (Post 697307)
I beat GTAIV and RDR. The cars handled like boats, the cover systems were abominable... and 40% of the game consisted of driving to a place or away from the police.

The crappy handling was an example of them trying to make the cars handle like their real world counterparts. A bad example. I had hoped that game designers learned their lesson from this, but the folks at Mafia 2 went one step further and brought in realistic handling for cars that are terrible.

And you are correct in pointing out that a game where you play a criminal does have quite a few points where you have to flee from the authorities.


As for K&L2, I have no interested because apart from being a bad port, the game appears to be the same bland cover-based shooter it was in the first incarnation. The reviews I've read all seem to mention the same problems:

1. Intentionally bad graphics look bad-bad.
2. The cover fails to serve as cover far too often.
3. The single player campaign is still short.
4. The story goes nowhere and ends rather anticlimactically.

Yahtzee even claimed that the last fight in the game was between K&L and two dogs. Please tell me that's just a joke.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...nch-2-Dog-Days

Posted because it's funny, and because it's the only one I've heard where he actually sounds angry while he's doing his thing.

executioneer Sep 8th, 2010 05:56 PM

i never had a problem with how cars handled in gta4. agree that the stupid minigame relationship simulator garbage is worthless but that's why you turn off the cellphone when you're not doing missions, duh

DougClayton4231 Sep 8th, 2010 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Fathom Zero (Post 697309)
Quit being a holier than thou, passive aggressive cunt.

I didn't think the cars handled like boats, the cover system was fine, having bitchy people call you was just part of the game, and, frankly, it's wholly your fault for getting a game that didn't run well on YOUR PC. GTA IV and its expansions run perfectly fine on my computer, and I built it for about $300 at the beginning of the Summer from old parts. The game is very CPU dependant.

You did it again lol. Instead of focusing on the issue, you personally insulted me. I don't care, this is a web forum, you can insult me all day and it makes no difference.

The PC version and the 360 version have performance issues. I got the game in 2008 and I haven't upgraded it since 2008. God forbid me thinking that the requirements on the box, which are light years ahead of an Xbox 360 and my system surpasses by a great margin, wouldn't be enough to run the game above 20fps. It's my fault, not the shitty porting job that the publisher did. You should try Saints Row 2 on PC and tell me what you think lol.

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Originally Posted by Dr. Boogie (Post 697333)
The crappy handling was an example of them trying to make the cars handle like their real world counterparts. A bad example. I had hoped that game designers learned their lesson from this, but the folks at Mafia 2 went one step further and brought in realistic handling for cars that are terrible.

And you are correct in pointing out that a game where you play a criminal does have quite a few points where you have to flee from the authorities.


As for K&L2, I have no interested because apart from being a bad port, the game appears to be the same bland cover-based shooter it was in the first incarnation. The reviews I've read all seem to mention the same problems:

1. Intentionally bad graphics look bad-bad.
2. The cover fails to serve as cover far too often.
3. The single player campaign is still short.
4. The story goes nowhere and ends rather anticlimactically.

Yahtzee even claimed that the last fight in the game was between K&L and two dogs. Please tell me that's just a joke.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...nch-2-Dog-Days

Posted because it's funny, and because it's the only one I've heard where he actually sounds angry while he's doing his thing.

The crappy handling in GTAIV was just crappy handling period. I remember playing the first mission and thinking that the game was broken, 5 minutes later I realized that it was meant to be broken. There's a million handling mods for the PC version just to make it playable with or without a controller. Mafia 2 is just as bad with the icy roads. Do they ever get the snow cleared off?

lol, the end of K&L2 is a dash to the finish and the last two enemies that attack you are dogs. The cover in the game degrades as it's shot to shit by your enemies, so you do end up getting shot alot. If you didn't like the anticlimactic ending of the first game, you won't like it in the second game either. Yahtzee is a funny guy, because I'd agree with him on some of his gripes about the game, but it's a decent game. You should get it when the price drops, the co-op and multiplayer are fun.

Fathom Zero Sep 8th, 2010 06:20 PM

You realize that the architectures are completely different, right? The Xbox, Playstation, and Wii run on PPC, as opposed to x86.

And I already own Saints Row II. On my Xbox. Why the fuck don't you have one?

Dr. Boogie Sep 8th, 2010 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 (Post 697341)
The cover in the game degrades as it's shot to shit by your enemies, so you do end up getting shot alot.

I decided to just check out a Let's Play of the game instead of buying it. Here and there, I witnessed exactly what people were talking about: the player was hiding behind some cover, and was still getting shot by enemies 15-20 feet in front of him. And this was not the kind of cover that broke away, either.

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If you didn't like the anticlimactic ending of the first game, you won't like it in the second game either.
Can you see why that statement sounds completely ridiculous? "If you didn't like that anticlimax, you won't like this one!"

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You should get it when the price drops, the co-op and multiplayer are fun.
Like I said, it runs like ass on my computer, despite my PC registering close to the recommended specs. This seems like one of those games that I would have to put a lot of work into just to play, and it just doesn't seem like it will be worth it.

I'll consider looking into it once they fix the 3-year-old crash bugs with the PC version.

DougClayton4231 Sep 8th, 2010 08:13 PM

I do have a 360 lol. I bought GTAIV on the PC before I got a 360. Architecture differences aside, it came out half a year later on PC, there's no excuse for how shitty the port was. Look up SR2 on PC and you'll see what I mean Fathom.

I don't know about the cover bugs, I never experienced any so I can't vouch for it. What are your specs Boogie? I didn't have any issues with the first one other than a few framerate hiccups. The anticlimax thing stands though, if you don't like games ending on a low note, both of the games endings will frustrate you. It didn't bother me though.

Dr. Boogie Sep 8th, 2010 08:26 PM

My PC looks like this:


Intel Core Duo 3.0 ghz
Geforce 8800gt
2gb RAM
Windows XP


It's not cutting edge anymore, but it can run pretty much anything on the market.

darkvare Sep 8th, 2010 08:56 PM

wait you can turn the cellphone off on gta 4?

Fathom Zero Sep 8th, 2010 09:25 PM

I've pretty much got what you have, Boogie. It's enough to play most things well.

MrAdventure Sep 8th, 2010 10:13 PM

not only can you turn the cell phone off, but you can agree to plans and then call back to cancel without a hit to the relationship

buuut i just told them no because oh no not my precious relationship percentage points that unlock extremely minor perks that i don't even remember to use when they are available oh noooooo

Shadowdancer21b Sep 8th, 2010 10:51 PM

I'm playing Gladius on Gamecube. I love this game.

darkvare Sep 9th, 2010 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by MrAdventure (Post 697388)
not only can you turn the cell phone off, but you can agree to plans and then call back to cancel without a hit to the relationship

buuut i just told them no because oh no not my precious relationship percentage points that unlock extremely minor perks that i don't even remember to use when they are available oh noooooo

i hate how some of this perks can decide to not help you whenever they want :\

Fathom Zero Sep 9th, 2010 01:46 AM

Condemned 2. This game just sucks.

Sucks.

OxBlood Sep 9th, 2010 05:10 AM

Hehe, and again it seem like I am the only person in the world that loved Condemned 2. Loved the first one too mind you but I always though the fighting was very unsatisfying and boy did they fix that in the second one.
It was so much fun beating the shit out of all these people, so much fun. Sure, the story destroys everything Condemned 1 set up but what the hell.
I just love brutal brawling I guess, can´t help it, one of the reasons I love the Yakuza Series so much.

But I guess I´m pretty alone with my love for C2, I don´t know anyone who liked it :D

Dr. Boogie Sep 9th, 2010 05:42 AM

http://www.i-mockery.com/weeklies/weekly.php?type=games&id=39

I liked it. It was kind of odd the way the plot turned out, but they intended it to be a series. I guess that means they always expected to one day be screaming at hobos.

I wonder if they actually will get to make that third game.

OxBlood Sep 9th, 2010 06:03 AM

Oh right, the review...I even read that...must´ve forgotten but hey, it´s good to have an ally :)

It would´ve been best if they kept the atmosphere from the first and just improved on the combat system like in part 2. The last few levels really were weird. Started around the ship-level I think. I liked the cabin and the bear though.

executioneer Sep 9th, 2010 06:08 AM


wooooooooooo

DougClayton4231 Sep 9th, 2010 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Boogie (Post 697381)
My PC looks like this:


Intel Core Duo 3.0 ghz
Geforce 8800gt
2gb RAM
Windows XP


It's not cutting edge anymore, but it can run pretty much anything on the market.

Your only problem is XP. The memory management is horrid and it's slow and resource intensive. If you can, upgrade to Windows 7, it's a lot better. My specs are pretty similar to yours, except that I have a 9800GTX (and it sucks ass). A lot of the games that I had issues with were less problematic after I upgraded to 7.

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Originally Posted by Fathom Zero (Post 697413)
Condemned 2. This game just sucks.

Sucks.

I couldn't get past the second mission because the controls were so clunky. Maybe one day I'll pick Condemned 2 up again but it'll be a cold day in hell lol.

Anyone here excited for Enslaved: Odyssey To The West?

OxBlood Sep 9th, 2010 09:15 AM

Enslaved? Nah, looked too much like 08/15 Stuff and as far as I´ve read it seems to be pretty bland...don´t know, there´s so much other stuff coming out these days and I´m already out of money soooo...no, not very excited for Ensalved.

darkvare Sep 9th, 2010 01:45 PM

i loved comdemnd 2 i completed it like 3 times the gun mode was hard as hell

DougClayton4231 Sep 9th, 2010 05:31 PM

I dunno. I saw some of the gameplay and it appealed to me, just because I love Prince Of Persia style games.

I liked the first Condemned a lot more than the second one. Probably because the cop from Heroes played the main character.

Dr. Boogie Sep 9th, 2010 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 (Post 697467)
Your only problem is XP. The memory management is horrid and it's slow and resource intensive. If you can, upgrade to Windows 7, it's a lot better. My specs are pretty similar to yours, except that I have a 9800GTX (and it sucks ass). A lot of the games that I had issues with were less problematic after I upgraded to 7.

The thing is that if I upgrade to 7, I'll have a tougher time getting older games, like the ones from GoG, to work. On the other hand, I get to play K&L2 and Just Cause 2. I've already played the shit out of JC2 on 360, and I can't say I'm willing to shell out the time and money to upgrade just so I can play a couple games I'm already over.


And I'm not excited about Enslaved. People were fawning over how incredible it is that they're doing a futuristic take on an old story, but no one seems to remember the last time they did this very thing. It was called Too Human, and it was terrible.

DougClayton4231 Sep 9th, 2010 07:30 PM

lol, Too Human was a fucking travesty. If you can, dual boot XP and 7 so you get the best of both worlds. I didn't know that anyone else here used GoG, they don't garner all that much news.

kahljorn Sep 10th, 2010 01:46 AM

for a while i was playing old games by using VMWARE on my windows 7 machine :O unfortunately it doesn't have good video drivers :(

OxBlood Sep 10th, 2010 04:46 AM

Too human was pretty nasty indeed. Interestingly there´s a fucking cult-following in the german forum I´m in, don´t know what their deal is, but these guys sank hundreds of hours into that game.
And Too Human kinda reminded me of Hellgate London and to this day that is the only game that I literally snapped in half and threw in the trash.

Anyway I´d really like to buy birth by sleep...but there´s no fucking money left cause the state acts like a fucking...errr well, state and my payments are held up...I still got till january before I´m officially totally fucked but until then they better fucking pay me my normal...whatever "unemployment-payment" is called in the US. What the hell do I live in a social state for anyway...

DougClayton4231 Sep 10th, 2010 09:23 AM

I remember seeing Hellgate: London and thinking "WOW, this game will be awesome when it comes out." Two weeks after it came out, the developer pretty much dropped support and that game was left a complete and utter turd. The only game more disappointing was Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust. I cried after I bought that one lol.

The unemployment is getting sketchy in America too. Multiple people I know haven't been getting their payments.

OxBlood Sep 10th, 2010 04:27 PM

Yeah, I too still remeber how excited I was for Hellgate...I thought "man, this might be the next Diablo for a while, it might really rock if they play their cards right"...but we all know what happened...goddamn mess it was, it ran like shit on most machines, it crashed on Vista...heh, a friend of mine never de-installed it up to this day because he fears the game might take the PC with it when it goes :D

Concerning jobs...all I want is the job that was promised to me but the guys had to postpone their...their...aw fucking business-english...their IPO, that´s it. Once that´s settled, I got a nice job that pays well. Until then it´s daily prayers towards the not-so-empty void beyond the stars ;)

Oh and I played the Phantasy Star Portable 2 Demo this afternoon and hell, am I gonna buy that thing later next week. Thank the gods for the american PSN...

Spetsnaz Sep 10th, 2010 04:42 PM

I've been playing Duke Nukem 3D out of an odd sense of nostalgia and a pretty badass take on Super Mario called Super Mario Bros Crossover.

Shadowdancer21b Sep 10th, 2010 10:08 PM

Super Mario Crossover rules. That was a well-crafted game right there.

MarioRPG Sep 11th, 2010 09:48 PM

I've started playing Metroid Other M. I've only been about 20 minutes in so I can't really comment.
Although to explain their way out of using weapons (ie power ups) that you start with it's literally "Samus decides not to use ____ until _____ says its ok"

Fathom Zero Sep 11th, 2010 10:28 PM

Playing Dj Hero fucking awesome. Didn't know the red-headed stepchild of the music game genre was so fun.

darkvare Sep 11th, 2010 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by MarioRPG (Post 697804)
"Samus decides not to use ____ until _____ says its ok"

i was wondering about that. I understand that she dosen't use destructive powers but why does she decides not to use her armor defensive capabilities?

Phoenix Gamma Sep 11th, 2010 11:55 PM

Because the Federation showed up first and Adam (the CO from Fusion and the comics) tells her she's only allowed on the premises if she cooperates since she wasn't officially assigned to it and just kinda showed up on her own.

And because Adam's a dick who makes you run through three lava rooms before saying "sure go ahead and turn on the heat protection suit now." Probably gets off on being a controlling bastard.

OxBlood Sep 12th, 2010 09:26 AM

Since when does Samus care about what the federation says? Isn´t she a fucking freelance bounty hunter? I´ve already heard Spoony´s ramblings about Other M and it sounded really REALLY horrible what they´ve done with Samus...
Ah well, couldn´t play it anyway. At least I was able to reorder Reach and Dead Rising 2...hopefully Reach will be here on wednesday, I´d really like to play that thing...and thankfully not as that stupid green Spartan...

Zhukov Sep 12th, 2010 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Fathom Zero (Post 697805)
Playing Dj Hero fucking awesome. Didn't know the red-headed stepchild of the music game genre was so fun.

favourite track?

Fathom Zero Sep 12th, 2010 02:10 PM

I love Dizzee Rascal and Justice, so Fix Up, Look Sharp vs. Genesis is a very fun one.

Funny thing is, I've heard some artists and DJs mash those two up way before the game. good fun, though. They do a good job with the music and make you feel really badass when you do stuff right. The controller's kinda fucked, though.

DougClayton4231 Sep 12th, 2010 03:26 PM

Ox, you can make your spartan green lol.

OxBlood Sep 12th, 2010 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 (Post 697859)
Ox, you can make your spartan green lol.

I know :P But mine wonīt be green...I guess, heīll be white...doesnīt matter in multiplayer anyway :lol Iīm just happy that it isnīt the Master Chief, that guy has about as much character as a candle made of tapir-puke.

Finished Yakuza 3. One of the best games I played this year, no doubt. I love how the game handles New Game+... Now I gotta keep myself busy till Tuesday when PS Portable 2 comes out (hopefully) and on wednesday itīs time for Reach...well...for 8 hours at least. Short SP-Modes ftl...

darkvare Sep 12th, 2010 07:09 PM

i just got a call from blockbuster informing me of the midnight sale of reach i'm gonna be a very very bright look at me kind of spartan online lol

Shadowdancer21b Sep 12th, 2010 08:39 PM

Working on my second playthru of Gladius. I really like this game. I'm also doing some novelty stuff on Def Jam: Fight for New York. For example, I made a fairly decent Captain S.

dextire Sep 12th, 2010 08:51 PM

Trying (and failing) to beat Decap Attack. Great music in this game. :)

Phoenix Gamma Sep 13th, 2010 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by OxBlood (Post 697836)
Since when does Samus care about what the federation says? Isnīt she a fucking freelance bounty hunter? Iīve already heard Spoonyīs ramblings about Other M and it sounded really REALLY horrible what theyīve done with Samus...

It's their jurisdiction, and the Federation signs her checks. They've always employed her.

OxBlood Sep 13th, 2010 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Phoenix Gamma (Post 697926)
It's their jurisdiction, and the Federation signs her checks. They've always employed her.

Hm, maybe she should just refrain from working with them while they sit on her shoulder all the time. It just sounds and feels wrong to me. Samus getīs things done her way not someone elses, thatīs how itīs always been. Sure, sheīs clumsy as shit and loses all her kickass gear all the time but apart from that she was pretty good on her own.

That and it doesnīt make one lick of sense. If she has powerful weapons, let her use them and the mission will be over faster with less casualties. Itīs a big difference if she just doesnīt have the plasmabeam or someone tells her itīs not cool to use it right now.

You know what? Fuck the federation, Iīm going to sign a contract with those stupid space pirates! Maybe bribe Motherbrain with cake or something :D

Phoenix Gamma Sep 13th, 2010 03:12 PM

The Federation hired her for just about every Metroid game though :V

Hell! I bet that's how she always loses her gear all these years! They probably confiscate it! It's just that this time they didn't because she was never officially hired.

10,000 Volt Ghost Sep 13th, 2010 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Shadowdancer21b (Post 697886)
Working on my second playthru of Gladius. I really like this game. I'm also doing some novelty stuff on Def Jam: Fight for New York. For example, I made a fairly decent Captain S.

Fight for New York is awesome. So much better than the new one.

OxBlood Sep 13th, 2010 05:59 PM

I loved Fight for NY. Is there something better than clobbering Rappers? It´s just so much fun, smashing Elephant Man´s head on a pool table or breaking Snoops back on something...good times. :)

Oh and no, I´m not a particularly big fan of Rap or Hip-Hop. I know, you would never have guessed :D

10,000 Volt Ghost Sep 13th, 2010 06:17 PM

Lol, get outa here.

DougClayton4231 Sep 13th, 2010 06:31 PM

Def Jam FFNY was a fantastic fighting game. I loved the first one too. The third one was an aborted abomination that somehow was still released.

I've been playing Bully on the Wii and I'm actually enjoying it. I'm amazed that the AI actually does it's own thing and feels somewhat organic.

Guitar Woman Sep 13th, 2010 06:51 PM

Link's Awakening!

I remain steadfast in my assertion that this is the best Zelda ever.

darkvare Sep 13th, 2010 07:13 PM

the removal of blazing moves from def jam and the stupid air dj mechanic killed the franchise for me i hope a new one with a feel like the old ones gets made

Esuohlim Sep 13th, 2010 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Guitar Woman (Post 697990)
Link's Awakening!

I remain steadfast in my assertion that this is the best Zelda ever.

I agree, but only because it was my first Zelda

Shadowdancer21b Sep 13th, 2010 07:45 PM

Playing Earthbound. Never played it back in the day and I'm having fun.

darkvare Sep 14th, 2010 01:35 AM

i got a new laptop so now i can play league of legends if you wanna play with me my id is donvare

OxBlood Sep 14th, 2010 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by 10,000 Volt Ghost (Post 697986)
Lol, get outa here.

Aww come on, I canīt like everything in the world. Consider this: Iīm german and german hip-hop is...well, itīs horrible, if it is of the Gangster-Variety, really. Itīs just fucking sad. On the other hand we do have some funny guys around, and I mean funny. Simple and fun music with relaxed lyrics. I can listen to that, even if it is Hip-Hop. Oh and by the way, I LOVE the beats most of the time, I just donīt like the texts ;)


And yes, A Link to the past is the best Zelda-Game, because it doesnīt look like shit like...ah...letīs say the N64-Games.

DougClayton4231 Sep 14th, 2010 09:10 AM

lol @ German Hip-Hop.

Was Link's Awakening the one on Gameboy?

10,000 Volt Ghost Sep 14th, 2010 10:45 AM

Link's awakening is awesome. Except when the colorized it and the Whale looked like a Hippie.

GW: Are you playing an emulated version or on gameboy? If you hit the map screen button while you are walking to a new room in the game it will transport you to the other side of the room if done right. I skipped a few areas doing this and ended up having the flying chicken from the middle of the game until the very end.

That and Chain Chompin fools felt great.

Phoenix Gamma Sep 15th, 2010 12:14 AM

Link's Awakening is great...until the fetch quest at the end. And you can actually fuck up the 8th dungeon and not be able to finish it. I did that once and was preeeeeeetty pissed off. Rest of it was fun though.

Professor Layton 3 came out Sunday, but for some dumb reason my save data for the second one was lost so I spent today and yesterday beating it from scratch remembering what I could. Cool duel in the finale, but the big explanation was kind of silly. I mean, the same can be said for the first game, but at least that one explained why everyone had a boner for puzzles and stuff, and tied things up nicely. The second requires you to suspend your disbelief a teensy bit more. But the rest of it was so good I didn't mind.

I'll start the third game tomorrow slowly. I'm burned out from rushing the second.

Fathom Zero Sep 15th, 2010 12:31 AM

Finished Deadly Premonition. Suitably back-asswards ending.

OxBlood Sep 15th, 2010 05:41 AM

Since the PSN updates around 2 in the morning here, I only got to buying Phantasy Start Portable 2 this morning.

Oh and my Baroque was in the mail today...only a month late, yay.

darkvare Sep 15th, 2010 06:16 PM

i finished halo reach already i loved the final missions

King Hadas Sep 16th, 2010 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Fathom Zero (Post 698115)
Finished Deadly Premonition. Suitably back-asswards ending.

I finished this not to long ago. Didn't like how it ended.

Spoilers!

Fathom Zero Sep 16th, 2010 01:49 AM

I liked the idea of Zack and York ending up how they were at the end. I thought he was talking to me, too, though. But it's not as though the game didn't break the fourth wall enough.

Harry Stewart and Michael are my favorite characters.

Spoilers!

Phoenix Gamma Sep 16th, 2010 04:31 AM

Beat KH: Birth By Sleep. The secret ending really builds up hype for the last game in the series. I kinda want to play it, since BBS actually turned out really well once you ditch that loser Terra and have fun with Ventus and Aqua.

Story's still a royal clusterfuck though. Ho lee shit. I thought MGS was confusing. Except MGS is fun, and KH has reached George Lucas levels of retconning.

Ah well. Like I said, the combat in this one was actually the best in the series and is actually really fun. Could have done without the repeating worlds and maps, though.
B-

executioneer Sep 16th, 2010 04:44 AM

robot unicorn attack again, thanks SAM >:

OxBlood Sep 16th, 2010 04:48 AM

Had a nice evening of Baroque and Phantasy Star P2 and I like both a lot.
Especially Baroque is quite a bit better than I expected. I love the desolate and sad feel the game has to it.
You begin the game knowin exactly nothing and the first thing the only more or less sane person tells you is that you have committed a sin so fucking grave he´s not sure you´ll ever be able to atone for it. He hands you a gun and sends you on your merry way into the tower...and then you´ll probably just die like I did. Only that you´re kind of The Nameless´ little brother or something cause things make more sense the more you die. Crazy game but I like it even though the combat itself is kinda primitive with no evading OR blocking.

King Hadas Sep 16th, 2010 04:51 AM

Harry and Michael were great, though Harry's little twist at the end was pretty lame.

Spoilers!

Zhukov Sep 16th, 2010 09:33 AM

I'm playing a bit of Halo Reach, but it seems like it's just Halo 3 extra missions. I don't know what I expected. It's good, but it seems a bit too "You're part of an elite TEAM, SPEC OPS, USA ALL THE WAY", which gets old.

Fathom Zero Sep 16th, 2010 10:27 AM

I'm compelled to eat a turkey, strawberry jam, and cereal sandwich.

Yeah, the biggest issue, which was constant to me, was the unexplained, (or worse - unquestioned), attacks on realm from the Shadow realm stuff. I mean, it's kinda gone into when they say
Spoilers!
I think they handled the endgame alright, though. Everything kept building up until the final fight after you fought the... well, first boss. :lol

Oh, and another niggling bit is why the doctor didn't have a bigger role. He's a fucking doctor and a supporting character. He should be consulted more for this shit.

OxBlood Sep 16th, 2010 02:10 PM

Got my Reach too today and the first things that I noticed are negative ones.

-No Sound Options, meaning no way to turn the music down and the speech up

-No subtitles outside of cutscenes. I know I always say how I prefer english to german in videogames but MAN, half the time, I can´t understand what the Spartans are saying. 2/3 of the team have thick accents and almost all the time when they speak they do it over the low-quality super-squeaky radio channel...how the fuck do these people communicate. Especially Kat...I literally said "what? speak up or speak more slowly, dammit" a dozen times while playing today.

Other than that it´s just like any other Halo game to me but I fucking HATE the Elites and their scheissverdammtes (on purpose) hopping around like crazy. Is that how they conquered the stars? By hopping left and right like bunnies on crack? Really? Fuck, those guy annoy me.

I DO like that you can customize your little Spartan-Dude. Mine´s yellow :D Not that I like yellow, I hate it but it looks kinda nice on the guy. Better than green or blue at least, everyone´s blue. Or red.

DougClayton4231 Sep 16th, 2010 05:46 PM

I couldn't understand any of the spartans either. They sure do talk way too fucking much. The enemies are annoying as shit regardless. As you get closer to the end, it just feels like you die every 8 seconds because the rest of your squad is too busy to help you.


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