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« on: July 28, 2008, 01:18:53 PM »

Because my soul still burns, it's time for another Weekly Release List:

PS2:
MLB Power Pros 2008
Summer Athletics

PS3:
Soulcalibur IV

PSP:

360:
Soulcalibur IV
Spectral Force 3
Summer Athletics

Wii:
King of Clubs
MLB Power Pros 2008
SNK Arcade Classics V.1
Summer Athletics

DS:
Suzuki Superbikes

PC:
Beijing Olympics 2008
City Life 2008 Edition
Everlight
Hunting Unlimited 2009
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI

Another slow week, short of exactly one game (Soulcalibur), or two, if you love SNK games. To buy Soulcalibur or not to buy though...

What are you buying this week?
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 01:23:21 PM »

Hunted Unlimited 2009!!! Err... no, nothing.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 01:37:23 PM »

Probably nothing from that list.

I've got an itch to play a new racing game though on the 360; not sure what I want to grab. Thinking either Forza 2 or PGR4, but what I really want is an F1 racer...
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 01:43:17 PM »

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 28, 2008, 01:37:23 PM

Probably nothing from that list.

I've got an itch to play a new racing game though on the 360; not sure what I want to grab. Thinking either Forza 2 or PGR4, but what I really want is an F1 racer...

If you're looking for less a racing sim and more an arcade style racer with tons of cool things to do, check out Burnout: Paradise.  I got it for 20 bucks from gamefly's used game sale (which I think is still going on) and have been impressed with the open world racing format.  much fun.

but if you're looking for deep customization and exacting racing simulation, Forza2 can't be beat.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 01:46:01 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on July 28, 2008, 01:43:17 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 28, 2008, 01:37:23 PM

Probably nothing from that list.

I've got an itch to play a new racing game though on the 360; not sure what I want to grab. Thinking either Forza 2 or PGR4, but what I really want is an F1 racer...

If you're looking for less a racing sim and more an arcade style racer with tons of cool things to do, check out Burnout: Paradise.  I got it for 20 bucks from gamefly's used game sale (which I think is still going on) and have been impressed with the open world racing format.  much fun.

but if you're looking for deep customization and exacting racing simulation, Forza2 can't be beat.

Check out Grid as well.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 01:55:35 PM »

I think it will be nothing this week - though I may check out the Wii Summer Athletics (not for me, though, lol).

I did buy some SkullCandy earbuds for my DS yesterday, though - and they are super!   icon_razz
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008, 02:03:11 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on July 28, 2008, 01:46:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 28, 2008, 01:43:17 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 28, 2008, 01:37:23 PM

Probably nothing from that list.

I've got an itch to play a new racing game though on the 360; not sure what I want to grab. Thinking either Forza 2 or PGR4, but what I really want is an F1 racer...

If you're looking for less a racing sim and more an arcade style racer with tons of cool things to do, check out Burnout: Paradise.  I got it for 20 bucks from gamefly's used game sale (which I think is still going on) and have been impressed with the open world racing format.  much fun.

but if you're looking for deep customization and exacting racing simulation, Forza2 can't be beat.

Check out Grid as well.

I haven't read anything about Grid. I would consider Burnout: Paradise but I stop having fun 'racing' on the burnout series about an hour in and start enjoying crashing into stuff after that. I never really finished the previous Burnout on the 360 - only spent a couple nights with it.

I'll probably snag Forza2 tonight - I was poking around on Gamestop and I see it comes used with Marvel Ultimate Alliance (which I'm interested in anyways) for under $20.

What about Dirt? How was that as far as Rally Racing goes?
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 02:22:40 PM »

Nuttin.
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008, 02:30:35 PM »


With a release list like that, Soulcalibur can't help but win...


Still, it looks cool, I'm seriously considering it.  I'm also worried about the PSP release list..but I think that's a topic for another thread.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008, 02:32:10 PM »

Nothing for me.
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2008, 02:46:06 PM »

Nuttin Atoll.
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2008, 02:49:34 PM »

Soulcalibur IV for PS3 for me!
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2008, 02:59:22 PM »

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 28, 2008, 02:03:11 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on July 28, 2008, 01:46:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 28, 2008, 01:43:17 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 28, 2008, 01:37:23 PM

Probably nothing from that list.

I've got an itch to play a new racing game though on the 360; not sure what I want to grab. Thinking either Forza 2 or PGR4, but what I really want is an F1 racer...

If you're looking for less a racing sim and more an arcade style racer with tons of cool things to do, check out Burnout: Paradise.  I got it for 20 bucks from gamefly's used game sale (which I think is still going on) and have been impressed with the open world racing format.  much fun.

but if you're looking for deep customization and exacting racing simulation, Forza2 can't be beat.

Check out Grid as well.

I haven't read anything about Grid. I would consider Burnout: Paradise but I stop having fun 'racing' on the burnout series about an hour in and start enjoying crashing into stuff after that. I never really finished the previous Burnout on the 360 - only spent a couple nights with it.

I'll probably snag Forza2 tonight - I was poking around on Gamestop and I see it comes used with Marvel Ultimate Alliance (which I'm interested in anyways) for under $20.

What about Dirt? How was that as far as Rally Racing goes?

Dirt was a great game as far as I'm concerned.  I played the crap out of it.  Just be aware that you aren't only driving rally cars and that there are some different types of races with trophy trucks, desert trucks, etc. 

I also think PGR4 is a great game, especially if you can get it cheap these days.  I haven't played Grid yet (just the demo), but it's on my list of things to get when price drops.

As for this week, I will probably be buying Soulcalibur IV[360].
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 03:02:15 PM »

Soulcalibur 360 for sure.
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2008, 03:43:44 PM »

Power Pros PS2!
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2008, 03:50:51 PM »

nada


might end up picking up the Penny Arcade RPG on steam...
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2008, 04:14:38 PM »

Possibly Geometry Wars 2
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2008, 05:05:50 PM »

Soulcalibur IV [360] is a possibility for me, depending on how reviewers feel about the analog stick control.

This weeks VC games are Chase HQ [TG-16] and Art of Fighting 2 [NeoGeo]. Our #1 classic gaming guru at work, 'Dan the Man', says that these 2 are to be avoided at all cost as in don't even think about it. I've personally tried to get into the Art of Fighting games on gametap and I've always felt they were inferior to Street fighter and the 2nd Fatal Fury series amongst others. The problem with Chase HQ is that it's apparently a very poor port of a good arcade game. The Wiiware game this week is Pong Toss. I don't know anything about the game, but the title sure doesn't inspire me to get it.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2008, 05:08:12 PM »

Soul Calibur PS3 for me.
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2008, 05:34:07 PM »

Soooo, I'm the only person that's interested in Spectral Force 3?  If it gets even one mediocre or better review, I will probably pick it up. 

I will also proabbly get Soul Calibur 4 for the 360 if anyoen (Cmon Fry's!) puts it on sale.
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2008, 06:24:22 PM »

geometry war 2 and probably ff4. probably skip the rb dlc this week.
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2008, 06:34:27 PM »

nada
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2008, 08:47:30 PM »

Spectral Force 3
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2008, 09:11:58 PM »

Quote from: Big Jake on July 28, 2008, 05:34:07 PM

Soooo, I'm the only person that's interested in Spectral Force 3?  If it gets even one mediocre or better review, I will probably pick it up. 

Hmmm... I just read the PR blurb on gamestop. It looks interesting, kind of like Gladiator I guess?
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2008, 09:21:35 PM »

It seems like it has been quite a while since I last purchased a new game.  I think GTA IV was the last one.  I've been itching for something new, but there just hasn't been anything that interests me.  Being that our vacuum shat the bed this morning it looks like this week I'll be using my Best Buy card to buy a vacuum instead of a game or DVDs. 
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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2008, 09:22:30 PM »

I'm thinking of getting Soul Calibur.  Maybe it'll be on the kiosk at Best Buy.  I'm on the fence.
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« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2008, 09:38:50 PM »

nothing,i think the next game i actually want is Too Human,can't think of anything i want before that
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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2008, 10:39:55 PM »

Guys,

Any idea where Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI will be retailing in the US?  Did a quick search at Gamestop, Amazon, BestBuy, GoGamer and came up with nothing.

I've always been interested in trying one of these games but playing it on the PS2 never appealed to me...

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« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2008, 05:26:00 PM »

nothing at all this week, as it was last week, and the week before, and the week before that.  summer dry spell. 

waiting on mercs 2 next i think, with a maybe for too human. 
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« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2008, 05:28:39 PM »

Ended up getting FF IV for DS as an early b-day present.   icon_cool
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« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2008, 07:54:44 PM »

i might rent spectral force 3 (if my stupid blockbusters get in it - theyve been BAD about getting games lately!!!)

dante if you grab it before i find a copy, toss some impressions up if you have some time okay?

oh and if i understand correctly, the characters are an amalgamation of players from other rpgs right?  do i have to understand anything about them?  im more of a "gameplay" guy than a "story" guy, but i dont want to be lost as far as how to play the game / use skills etc because ive never seen any of these chaps before
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« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2008, 07:55:37 PM »

Geometry Wars 2
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« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2008, 08:01:56 PM »

Quote from: Jancelot on July 29, 2008, 07:55:37 PM

Geometry Wars 2

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- Action-packed modes: Unlock all six of these innovative and challenging modes -- Deadline, Evolved, King, Pacifism, Waves, and Sequence.
- Multiplayer mayhem: Step up the intensity with four-player multiplayer. Versus, team, and co-op modes offer different types of challenges and strategies. Pick your ship and pwn the grid.
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« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2008, 08:42:22 PM »

PixelJunk Eden for me!!
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« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2008, 09:00:11 PM »

too bad GW2 MP is local only. It's a shame, but i'm still going to play it. the mode where you can only shoot in the circles looks like frantic fun.
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« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2008, 09:04:43 PM »

Quote from: jersoc on July 29, 2008, 09:00:11 PM

too bad GW2 MP is local only. It's a shame, but i'm still going to play it. the mode where you can only shoot in the circles looks like frantic fun.

Fortunately my wife is a big Geometry Wars fan so I'll always have at least one other person to play with.  Online MP would have been nice, but I'm at least happy to have local MP. 
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« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2008, 09:12:49 PM »

Quote from: Doopri on July 29, 2008, 07:54:44 PM

i might rent spectral force 3 (if my stupid blockbusters get in it - theyve been BAD about getting games lately!!!)

dante if you grab it before i find a copy, toss some impressions up if you have some time okay?

oh and if i understand correctly, the characters are an amalgamation of players from other rpgs right?  do i have to understand anything about them?  im more of a "gameplay" guy than a "story" guy, but i dont want to be lost as far as how to play the game / use skills etc because ive never seen any of these chaps before

No problem. I'll post impressions ASAP.
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« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2008, 01:17:13 AM »

Soul Cal IV (bought) and Geometry Wars 2... no way I'm passing on the sequel to my most played game on the 360... especially not with co-op.
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« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2008, 11:08:30 AM »

well, i will say geometry wars 2 will not disappointed anyone who likes the first. this one is just beyond awesome. played enough to unlock all the modes, which doesn't take that long. some of these modes are just freakin crazy fun.
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