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« on: April 21, 2009, 02:18:43 AM »

It looks like Deus Ex kicked our asses. So far—after six weeks of play and with ten days left—only two of us have made it through the whole game…

But let us not falter! With full confidence, we march onward to our third game! We shall overcome the backlog! We shall travel back in time to relieve that nagging ache caused by so many great games missed. We shall find joy in lost treasures! And yes, we march forward to pick our third Game of the Month!

This poll is used to select the GT Game of the Month. Choose the game you'd like to play in May. Obviously anyone can vote, but please only vote if you intend to play the game you vote for. We'll play the game that gets the most votes in the months of May and June.

For this vote, we'll switch things up a bit. Instead of using a poll, we'll use a simple "post your vote" style. To vote for a particular game, make a post with your choice of game in it. I'll keep things updated with a running tally now and then.

Voting will close at noon CST on Friday, April 24.

For full details, see this thread.

Here are this Month's Candidates, selected with arcane scientific logic and unfailing randomness:
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
An action/adventure game from 2005, Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow earned a solid 89 Metacritic rating, which makes it the  7th highest ranked game on Metacritic’s DS scoreboards. Available used for around $20.
The Darkness (XBox 360, PS3)
A first-person shooter focusing with elements of both horror and crime solving. Earned a strong 80-82 rating on Metacritic. Available on the cheap. Released in 2007.
God of War (PS2)
Often included in "Best PS2 Game" discussions. 2005 release. Received a 94 on Metacritic. Available for under $10 on Half.com
Gun (Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, Gamecube)
A rare western-themed game from 2005. Garnered 75 to 79 ratings on Metacritic. Available at moderate prices on a bunch of platforms.

And there we have it! Vote well! Any questions? Just email [email protected].
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 04:18:45 AM »

I'd be down for Castlevania.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 04:30:01 AM »

Make it God Of War 2 and I'll participate!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 05:26:03 AM »

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I'd be down for Castlevania.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 05:48:10 AM »

The Darkness
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 06:57:31 AM »

Totals so far...
Castlevania: 2
The Darkness: 1
God of War: 0
Gun: 0
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 09:35:29 AM »

I'll cast my vote for God of War. I did that despite being quite torn between it and Castlevania DoS. I have DoS and I've tried to play it, but got stuck about 1/4 the ways in.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 11:40:40 AM »

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I think I'd do better at these GOTM Clubs with games I haven't played before so my vote is for The Darkness followed by Gun.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 01:23:34 PM »

Gun is available on PC as well, just FYI :-)
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2009, 01:59:38 PM »

I haven't played a DS game in a while, so I'm actually going to vote Castlevania.

BTW, I'm still planning to finish DX, it just might not be in April. I got kind of burned out on it, but I'll probably go back to it this weekend. I'm at the point where

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2009, 02:12:30 PM »

God of War
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2009, 02:43:33 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on April 21, 2009, 01:23:34 PM

Gun is available on PC as well, just FYI :-)

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 02:48:56 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2009, 02:43:33 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 21, 2009, 01:23:34 PM

Gun is available on PC as well, just FYI :-)

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2009, 02:59:47 PM »

I'd be in for God of War.
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 05:26:18 PM »

Totals so far...
Castlevania: 3
God of War: 3
The Darkness: 2
Gun: 0

It's much too early to tell, but maybe we're heading to a three-way race? I thought God of War would be a shoe-in given its showing the last time, but Castlevania and The Darkness are getting some early love.

Teggy - No problem at all on Deus Ex. And yeah, those spiders suck. They were one of the few things that gave me trouble in the back half of the game. I tended to save my EMP grenades just for them, though, and by the end of the game I always seemed to have enough.
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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2009, 05:40:53 PM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on April 21, 2009, 04:30:01 AM

Make it God Of War 2 and I'll participate!

Same here.  I already finished God of War a long time ago but I only scratched the surface of God of War 2.  I'm just not quite up for playing through God of War all over again, primarily because of the final battle, but also because it look me a long time to finish.  This "Game of the Month" club might provide enough motivation for me to get back into God of War 2.

If not this month, perhaps we could consider God of War 2 for next month.   
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2009, 05:52:55 PM »

Not to mention that you don't have the original God of War anymore... 
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009, 06:38:51 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 21, 2009, 05:52:55 PM

Not to mention that you don't have the original God of War anymore... 

Um, yeah.  That too.   ninja

Guess that explains:

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I'd be in for God of War.

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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2009, 06:51:29 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2009, 06:57:36 PM »

God of War. smile
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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2009, 11:29:14 PM »

God of War...been wanting to play it for a while, and this will give me a good reason to pick it up and get started icon_cool
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2009, 12:35:06 AM »

I'm in for The Darkness, second choice is Gun

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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2009, 04:51:09 PM »

Totals so far...
God of War: 5
Castlevania: 3
The Darkness: 3
Gun: 0

With two days to go, God of War has opened up a slim lead.

Not a problem at all to include God of War 2 in a future vote. I'll make a note of it for next time.
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2009, 04:46:17 PM »

Bumpity Bump for the last 24 hours of voting. Last chance to vote!

I'm going to add my vote to God of War.

Totals to Date:
God of War: 6
Castlevania: 3
The Darkness: 3
Gun: 0
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2009, 04:48:08 PM »

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 23, 2009, 04:46:17 PM

Bumpity Bump for the last 24 hours of voting. Last chance to vote!

I'm going to add my vote to God of War.

Totals to Date:
God of War: 6
Castlevania: 3
The Darkness: 3
Gun: 0

Hey GB - your FF blog doesn't seem to be working. I was kind of curious how you were progressing on that with all this GOTM playing smile
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« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2009, 05:34:21 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 23, 2009, 04:48:08 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 23, 2009, 04:46:17 PM

Bumpity Bump for the last 24 hours of voting. Last chance to vote!

I'm going to add my vote to God of War.

Totals to Date:
God of War: 6
Castlevania: 3
The Darkness: 3
Gun: 0

Hey GB - your FF blog doesn't seem to be working. I was kind of curious how you were progressing on that with all this GOTM playing smile

Argh. Thanks. I've been working on a redesign and a direction change with the blog, but something got mucked up with the database while I wasn't watching. I've been meaning to get back in there and fix it. Got to do that soon. Thanks for pointing it out, though.  thumbsup
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« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2009, 05:36:57 PM »

Drum Roll...

The Winner is...

God of War!

Dust off those PS2s. We'll start in a week. I'm excited for this one. I hope I can finish it though. I played a half hour of God of War on the PSP. I thought it was hard.
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« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2009, 05:43:38 PM »

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 24, 2009, 05:36:57 PM

Drum Roll...

The Winner is...

God of War!

Dust off those PS2s. We'll start in a week. I'm excited for this one. I hope I can finish it though. I played a half hour of God of War on the PSP. I thought it was hard.


The first Boss in the PSP version (The Dragon thing) is one of the hardest bosses in the game. After that one the rest of the bosses are easy to medium.
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« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2009, 05:53:32 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on April 24, 2009, 05:43:38 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 24, 2009, 05:36:57 PM

Drum Roll...

The Winner is...

God of War!

Dust off those PS2s. We'll start in a week. I'm excited for this one. I hope I can finish it though. I played a half hour of God of War on the PSP. I thought it was hard.


The first Boss in the PSP version (The Dragon thing) is one of the hardest bosses in the game. After that one the rest of the bosses are easy to medium.

Really! Nice. I didn't know that. I remember thinking that I was getting my ass handed to me by the tutorial boss.
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« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2009, 05:56:00 PM »

awesome...now i just need to find a cheap copy...
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« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2009, 07:39:25 PM »

Quote from: disarm on April 24, 2009, 05:56:00 PM

awesome...now i just need to find a cheap copy...

Some thoughts...

I was in a GameCrazy over lunch and they had a used copy for $9. I think they are even running a buy two get one free used game sale on games under $10.

At the moment, Half.com has 22 "like new" copies starting from $6.50 plus $3.50 shipping, so you can probably find one there from a good seller for $10 to $12. Linkie.
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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2009, 08:00:49 PM »

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 24, 2009, 07:39:25 PM

Quote from: disarm on April 24, 2009, 05:56:00 PM

awesome...now i just need to find a cheap copy...

Some thoughts...

I was in a GameCrazy over lunch and they had a used copy for $9. I think they are even running a buy two get one free used game sale on games under $10.

At the moment, Half.com has 22 "like new" copies starting from $6.50 plus $3.50 shipping, so you can probably find one there from a good seller for $10 to $12. Linkie.

Goozex has copies available if you are down with the trading thing. (or you could essentially buy a copy for $15 - actual cost about $8.50, but you have to buy groups of points/trade tokens).
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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2009, 10:28:13 PM »

thanks for the advice guys...i'll see what i can find and will definitely be joining the fun next week icon_cool
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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2009, 03:21:41 AM »

Just a quick bump to remind interested people to pick up the game.

I'll start the God of War thread in a couple of days.
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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2009, 01:45:09 PM »

I will add a news post on the front page on Friday. I will definately finish this one this time since I am gearing up for 3 later in the year.
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« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2009, 04:56:10 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on April 28, 2009, 01:45:09 PM

I will add a news post on the front page on Friday. I will definately finish this one this time since I am gearing up for 3 later in the year.

Ah, very cool! Thanks! I'll put the new thread up on Thursday, so it'll be ready if you want to link to it.
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« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2009, 06:32:12 PM »

God of War thread is up!

Off we go!
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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2009, 11:37:23 PM »

These play alright on the PS3 BC systems?
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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2009, 01:41:40 AM »

Quote from: Kagath on April 29, 2009, 11:37:23 PM

These play alright on the PS3 BC systems?

So far, yes, it sounds like it. A couple of people have commented that they're having no problems running it on a BC-capable PS3.
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« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2009, 03:48:12 AM »

That would be my situation.  BC PS3, no issues yet with any PS2 games I've tried.
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