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Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

Post by Luriden » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:37 pm

Smiley wrote:bidding on rampage total destruction right now.
Crap game. Don't bother. It wasn't worth the DVD-R I wasted on it.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:43 pm

Smiley wrote:Just won an ebay auction for capcom vs snk 2 for the cube
Not bad. I got it used from Gamestop for about ten bucks or so several years ago...after it had flopped, but before collectors started going after it and driving the price up.

Just make sure that, whenever you start a match, you're sure to select "AC-ism" rather than "GC-ism"

AC-ism, or Arcade controls, is about how you'd expect in terms of button layout. GC-ism, on the other hand, makes everything analog...the L button is all your kicks, and the R button is all your punches, and the strength depends on how hard you press the button. Makes going up against anyone with any degree of skill at the game (or, for that matter, the computer) pretty much impossible.
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Post by melancholy » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:51 am

Simcity for the iPhone

It's basically a slimmed down port of Simcity 3000 for the iPhone, but it's fantastic nonetheless. I can't believe how well it runs, honestly.
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Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

Post by Yonke » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:43 pm

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Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

Post by Smiley » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:46 pm

Luriden wrote:
Smiley wrote:bidding on rampage total destruction right now.
Crap game. Don't bother. It wasn't worth the DVD-R I wasted on it.
good to know. thanks...ebay bid cancelled. :oops:
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Smiley wrote:Just won an ebay auction for capcom vs snk 2 for the cube
Not bad. I got it used from Gamestop for about ten bucks or so several years ago...after it had flopped, but before collectors started going after it and driving the price up.

Just make sure that, whenever you start a match, you're sure to select "AC-ism" rather than "GC-ism"

AC-ism, or Arcade controls, is about how you'd expect in terms of button layout. GC-ism, on the other hand, makes everything analog...the L button is all your kicks, and the R button is all your punches, and the strength depends on how hard you press the button. Makes going up against anyone with any degree of skill at the game (or, for that matter, the computer) pretty much impossible.
thanks.I had heard that the controls were nearly unbearbale with the cube's small d-pad, but being a fan of snk, I just wanted to play this game.
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Post by BlueCrab » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:39 pm

Got Guitar Hero: World Tour (360) for Christmas.
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Post by curt_grymala » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:03 pm

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Slightly OT - We also picked up Hellboy, Robots and Zathura on UMD for my stepson's PSP for $3 each during the Gamestop Black Friday sale.
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Post by TyBO » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:04 pm

I received Fallout 3 for Xmas. I imagine this will be consuming most of my time now. :grin:
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Post by BlueCrab » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:45 pm

Got Rock Band 2 (360) yesterday.
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Post by Specially Cork » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:42 pm

I'm confused about the way GH and RB are going now.

Do I need to invest in a full band set and always play with a few friends together to get fun out of these games, or can I still just grab a guitar and play on my own this way?
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Post by MulletMan13 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:48 am

BoneyCork wrote:I'm confused about the way GH and RB are going now.

Do I need to invest in a full band set and always play with a few friends together to get fun out of these games, or can I still just grab a guitar and play on my own this way?
You can do either-- RB is more geared towards the former, while GH is more towards the latter. RB has more teamwork elements, is much cleaner looking, and great in a group-- GH was kindof dull in a group. I haven't played either alone, but I'd say go with RB. The sound, the songs, the GUI and the different aspects (OverDrive vs. SP) are preferrable.
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Post by Luriden » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:59 am

BoneyCork wrote:I'm confused about the way GH and RB are going now.

Do I need to invest in a full band set and always play with a few friends together to get fun out of these games, or can I still just grab a guitar and play on my own this way?
GH is MUCH better alone. I got bored of Rock Band within the first few weeks of playing it, while I STILL play the hell out of GH3. The songs are just so damn much fun to play, and there's a handful of songs that are really challenging (and a few that are impossible but I'm always motivated to keep playing to get further than before.)

Unfortunately, GH:WT is too much like Rock Band now. The song selection is more geared towards what people want to hear rather than what's actually fun and challenging to play. That was always my problem with Rock Band. "Black Hole Sun" for example: Great song, but boring as hell to play with fake instruments in a video game.

There were only two songs I couldn't beat on expert difficulty on GH:WT on my first time through and that was because the song was made to be used with the tapping touchpads, which my guitar doesn't have. And I can't really remember even having enough fun with ANY of the songs to make me want to play through it again.

When I have a friend over that wants to play a fake instrument game, I toss him my 2nd guitar and we fire up GH3.
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Post by BlueCrab » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:16 pm

And to complete my collection of band games...
Got Rock Band (360) today.
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Post by Skynet » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:29 am

MulletMan13 wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:I'm confused about the way GH and RB are going now.

Do I need to invest in a full band set and always play with a few friends together to get fun out of these games, or can I still just grab a guitar and play on my own this way?
You can do either-- RB is more geared towards the former, while GH is more towards the latter. RB has more teamwork elements, is much cleaner looking, and great in a group-- GH was kindof dull in a group. I haven't played either alone, but I'd say go with RB. The sound, the songs, the GUI and the different aspects (OverDrive vs. SP) are preferrable.
I bought GHWT at launch with all the instruments and still have my GH3 guitar. So for 360 I have the drums, 2 guitars and due to an error which worked in my favour, 2 mics. My drum kit, much like everyone else who bought it, stuffed up within days of using it. I have since got a new one thanks to Activision and finally got a hold of Rock Band. IMO Rock Band is a much better game. I can't stand playing GHWT now, but I do like the WT drums which is one of the main reasons why I bought the instrument bundle. I love more of the music in RB even though I was waiting ages to get GHWT simply for Death Magnetic alone (I still think Metallica are great, despite their previous albums). The download content on WT is nothing compared to RB.

Basically I believe RB to be a better game due to the songs and the way the game plays. I've noticed that activision song charts aren't quite right. Even with calibrating it on my setup, you still hear instruments playing noticeably before the note hits the marker. I hope Harmonix keeps making games as I don't think Activision can keep going. For me GH has become stale.
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Post by MulletMan13 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:04 am

To contribute to the RB/GH thread:

I was never the type to play a song a few times alone to get a higher rating-- it never occurred to me to do that, and it wasn't fun playing that way either. I had GH 2, finished it on Medium, a few songs on hard and was done with it. Once I played through the songs I was completely done. I guess that's why I prefer RB-- the progression between multiple instruments is great, and lets me play the song through multiple times. My favorite instrument is the drums-- although I play guitar quite a bit and sing from time to time with friends. That didn't contribute anything to the discussion, but I felt like typing my thoughts out.

Back to the reason I came to this thread:

I am playing through Prince of Persia for the 360, and I can't see what all the hype is about. The game is beautiful-- yes, but the mechanics and gameplay get tired and stale after 15 minutes. I played through the first area really excited to really get into the game-- but then I got to the second area and realized I had seen 90% of the gameplay already. Collecting 600 'light orbs' through a dead and desolate area while fighting a few single creatures (with impossible button mashing sequences) is not my idea of fun.
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Post by Specially Cork » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:15 am

I am playing through Prince of Persia for the 360, and I can't see what all the hype is about. The game is beautiful-- yes, but the mechanics and gameplay get tired and stale after 15 minutes. I played through the first area really excited to really get into the game-- but then I got to the second area and realized I had seen 90% of the gameplay already. Collecting 600 'light orbs' through a dead and desolate area while fighting a few single creatures (with impossible button mashing sequences) is not my idea of fun.
I completely agree. I thought I was safe with the fantastic reviews but I really feel like I've wasted my money.
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Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:49 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
I am playing through Prince of Persia for the 360, and I can't see what all the hype is about. The game is beautiful-- yes, but the mechanics and gameplay get tired and stale after 15 minutes. I played through the first area really excited to really get into the game-- but then I got to the second area and realized I had seen 90% of the gameplay already. Collecting 600 'light orbs' through a dead and desolate area while fighting a few single creatures (with impossible button mashing sequences) is not my idea of fun.
I completely agree. I thought I was safe with the fantastic reviews but I really feel like I've wasted my money.

Glad to see somebody agrees with me on this. Yes-- the reviews boggle my mind. The story isn't really anything to write home about, the graphics are the only real redeeming value, but the gameplay just feels like an 8 hour flash game. ... thank the lord I didn't pay for it.
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Post by Yonke » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:39 pm

SF2 HD REMIX - XBOX360 -

oohh man sf2 games never get old on me.........

cant wait for 4..........
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Post by melancholy » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:54 pm

MulletMan13 wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
I am playing through Prince of Persia for the 360, and I can't see what all the hype is about. The game is beautiful-- yes, but the mechanics and gameplay get tired and stale after 15 minutes. I played through the first area really excited to really get into the game-- but then I got to the second area and realized I had seen 90% of the gameplay already. Collecting 600 'light orbs' through a dead and desolate area while fighting a few single creatures (with impossible button mashing sequences) is not my idea of fun.
I completely agree. I thought I was safe with the fantastic reviews but I really feel like I've wasted my money.

Glad to see somebody agrees with me on this. Yes-- the reviews boggle my mind. The story isn't really anything to write home about, the graphics are the only real redeeming value, but the gameplay just feels like an 8 hour flash game. ... thank the lord I didn't pay for it.
I thought the game was fun, but I'm glad it was short, because about 6 hours in I was getting pretty bored with it. Not to repeat everyone else, but this game is about as repetitive as they come. That, and the ending totally pissed me off.

Anyway, as for other games I've gotten over the holiday:
Sonic Unleashed (360) - Though it's actually halfway decent, the frustrating timed button presses during Tails flying mission pissed me off so bad that I stopped playing shortly after. Which is funny, too, because everyone complains about the Werehog missions, but I didn't find them that bad. A little boring, but not terrible.

Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories (PS2) - As if the GBA version wasn't addictive enough, they released a PS2 version. Now I'm hopelessly addicted again.

Metroid Prime 3 (Wii) - Got it today, so I have no impressions yet. I owned it once before, but gave it to a cousin for his birthday before I could really put much into it.
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Post by Specially Cork » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:18 am

I'm obsessed with Persona 4 at the moment. Fantastic JRPG.
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