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« on: September 04, 2006, 02:44:32 PM »

Look at that - it's Monday again. I guess it's time for another weekly release:

PS2:
Yakuza
NASCAR 07
Spyhunter: Nowhere To Run
Backyard Baseball 2007

PSP:
LocoRoco
Guilty Gear Judgment
NASCAR 07

Xbox:
Spyhunter: Nowhere To Run
NASCAR 07

360:
Scramble (Live Arcade)
Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1 (Geometry Wars)
Test Drive Unlimited

Cube:

DS:

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PC:
D.I.R.T. Origin Of The Species
Perimeter: Emperor's Testament
The Secret Files: Tunguska
Silent Heroes
3 Great Games for Girls

That's amazing - not a single game due out this week for a Nintendo console. Anyway, as for me, while Yakuza sounds to be a very good game, I'm a tad busy at the moment playing other titles to pick it up right now. What are you all going to get though?
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 02:47:52 PM »

Nothing! I bought 3 360 games last week (Dead Rising, Saints Row, Enchanted Arms), so my gaming budget is empty right now. The only think I am interested in is Test Drive anyway, but I won't buy another racing game until I see MS steering wheel.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 02:51:22 PM »

Yakuza beckons me, it really does...

But I just remind myself that it's somewhat similar-ish to Shenmue and all my desires go away.

Maybe when it's $20.  Nothing this week.  Thank goodness.  My gaming plate is full and then some.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2006, 02:53:10 PM »

September, as we know, has far too many games released for its own good.  I still haven't bought Enchanted Arms or Saints Row from last month and as much as I want Loco Roco, I can't buy it because I need to save up for all the good DS games coming out this month.  So, sadly, nothing for me.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2006, 02:59:46 PM »

Um.... nothing new this week.  Busy with Enchant Arms and finishing N3.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2006, 03:31:31 PM »

Very much looking forward to Yakuza, however I'm not going to get it until I beat Xenosaga 3 so it might be next week until I actually purchase. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2006, 03:35:01 PM »

Scramble xbl arcade will pick up yakuza after a price drop.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2006, 03:37:57 PM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on September 04, 2006, 02:51:22 PM

But I just remind myself that it's somewhat similar-ish to Shenmue and all my desires go away.

"Have you seen any sailors?"  icon_biggrin

Of course, I loved Shenmue, so a game that's like it is a great buy. But not this week.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2006, 03:38:49 PM »

Nothing for me! Saving, saving, saving.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2006, 03:48:10 PM »

Test Drive Unlimited. It may wait a bit until I finish up Saint's Row though.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2006, 03:53:38 PM »

Loco Roco is this week?!
Oh hell...when am I going to find time to play it?   Agggghhhhhh too many good games!
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2006, 03:58:09 PM »

Nothing for me.  My next purchase will probably be the new Lego Star Wars.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2006, 04:21:16 PM »

Zip.  Waiting for the next 5 star game.  None of these are even 3 star games imo.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2006, 04:52:22 PM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on September 04, 2006, 02:51:22 PM

Yakuza beckons me, it really does...

But I just remind myself that it's somewhat similar-ish to Shenmue and all my desires go away.

Really?  I'm going to have to give it another look, then.  Shenmue was great.

But, like FFXII, I'll wait till it's a Greatest Hit.
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2006, 04:59:47 PM »

Would like to get Yakuza but it got pretty panned in Game Informer.  Gonna wait for more reviews.  Maybe a rental.
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2006, 05:17:14 PM »

looks like i'll be picking up Enchanted Arms a week late.  i wasn't planning on buying it at all but gave it a rental over the weekend and have gotten hooked in a big way...great game that i'll gladly pay the money to finish.  it will actually be the first 360 game i've bought since Oblivion...
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2006, 06:12:38 PM »

Nothing, unless the reviews for Test Drive Unlimited are positive. The demo (both of them) left me with a very bad taste in my mouth. I did not enjoy the game at all. I'm a huge racing game fan, add in customizable content and it's a dream world, but the core gameplay must be great.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2006, 06:19:18 PM »

LocoRoco methinks
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2006, 12:12:55 AM »

Nothing thank god. COH collectors next week.
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2006, 05:02:34 AM »

I'll be picking up Test Drive for the 360 and Nascar 07 for the Xbox.  I might even pick up Madden 07 for the PSP. 
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2006, 05:48:59 AM »

dead rising comes out for us this friday as well as test drive unlimited ,so its them two games i am getting...these will proberbly be the last until kingdom hearts 2(end of sept)..bully(oct) and zelda and ff12 and ff3(nov)....as i dont think anything else is coming out that i am interested in inbetween

hmm,maybe lego star wars 2,lol
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2006, 05:56:23 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 05, 2006, 05:48:59 AM

dead rising comes out for us this friday as well as test drive unlimited ,so its them two games i am getting...these will proberbly be the last until kingdom hearts 2(end of sept)..bully(oct) and zelda and ff12 and ff3(nov)....as i dont think anything else is coming out that i am interested in inbetween

hmm,maybe lego star wars 2,lol

What is the huge delay with Kingdom Hearts 2?!  Wow.....
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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2006, 09:31:59 AM »

I'll probably rent Spy Hunter just to see how different they made the game... probably to feature The Rock.

otherwise, I'ma waitin' for Star Wars Lego
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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2006, 01:20:49 PM »

Nothing for me.  The only game in September for me is Lego Star Wars II (well, possibly NHL 07).  But working on the achievements for Dead Rising and Saints Row and my dynasty in NCAA 07 should keep me busy.
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2006, 01:41:13 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2006, 02:43:10 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2006, 02:47:48 PM »

Slow week, next week will be much better for me.
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« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2006, 02:48:15 PM »

Was thinking about Yakuza, decided against it.
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« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2006, 03:30:20 PM »

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on September 05, 2006, 02:48:15 PM

Was thinking about Yakuza, decided against it.
Don't buy that garbage LE.
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« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2006, 03:46:05 PM »

Quote from: depward on September 05, 2006, 03:30:20 PM

Don't buy that garbage LE.

Er, do you know something that I don't?  Yakuza has been getting pretty good scores with the only really low one being Game Informer which is hardly a definitive source to me.  The only issues I"ve heard with Yakuza is excessive loading times, which I'm hoping can be defeated via HD Loader, and that the combat system takes a while to really demonstrate it's full potential. 
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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2006, 05:53:10 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on September 04, 2006, 02:44:32 PM

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I'm, like, so all over this game.

Nothing new for me his week, but I might try and pull a trade for Xenosaga III.
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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2006, 06:00:35 PM »

Play wise, this week I am catching up on older games via GameTap, while I wait for Company of Heroes and Paraworld releasing shortly.
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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2006, 06:51:22 PM »

Working on Gun right now so I'm good for the week. Not a bad game, actually, though it's nowhere near a classic. But I'm entertained, love the music, and it appears short even when factoring in all the side missions so that's one more to add to my completion list.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2006, 07:11:50 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 05, 2006, 03:46:05 PM

Quote from: depward on September 05, 2006, 03:30:20 PM

Don't buy that garbage LE.

Er, do you know something that I don't?  Yakuza has been getting pretty good scores with the only really low one being Game Informer which is hardly a definitive source to me.  The only issues I"ve heard with Yakuza is excessive loading times, which I'm hoping can be defeated via HD Loader, and that the combat system takes a while to really demonstrate it's full potential. 
Game Informer review stunk, Shenmue v2.5, Gamespot review is pooey (7.4 and by reading the review is sounds worse), etc. etc.
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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2006, 07:22:36 PM »

Quote from: depward on September 05, 2006, 07:11:50 PM

Game Informer review stunk, Shenmue v2.5, Gamespot review is pooey (7.4 and by reading the review is sounds worse), etc. etc.

Dude, you put that much stock in Game Informer reviews?  They admitted to giving Paper Mario 2 a 6 or whatever because they thought their target audience would perceive it as being too kiddy.   Their chief criticism against Yakuza was awful voice acting and most of the other reviews (including Gamespot's) say the voice acting is fine. The Gamespot review read just fine, I thought, and Kasavin is the only person I've seen complain about the story- indeed most think the story is pretty great. Plus, Enchanted Arms, which you seem to enjoying, scored worse on Gamespot (and Game Rankings overall). Yakuza's still averaging 81% on Game Rankings.  It's fine if it's not your thing or whatever but "garbage"?  C'mon.
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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2006, 07:37:11 PM »

Hm, I dunno.  Shenmue was a sweaty taint of a game.  If Yakuza really is Shenmue 2.5, I wouldn't hesitate to agree it's garbage.
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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2006, 07:40:04 PM »

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on September 05, 2006, 07:37:11 PM

Hm, I dunno.  Shenmue was a sweaty taint of a game.  If Yakuza really is Shenmue 2.5, I wouldn't hesitate to agree it's garbage.

I haven't played Shenmue (or it's sequel) but what I've read of it is that it's basically the cool parts of Shenmue (ie lots of fighting with an improved combat system, detailed simulation of one specific location) without the busywork (driving a forklift, looking for sailors, or whatever). 
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« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2006, 07:46:10 PM »

Go ahead and buy it - you'll agree with me later, I CAN FORSEE IT.
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« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2006, 07:49:27 PM »

Gamespot review makes me say "f no" also.

Sounds like it got 2 points for graphics, 5 points for being about Yakuza, and .4 for gameplay.
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« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2006, 08:21:50 PM »

I was in EB the other day trading in some junk games and the guy behind the counter was trying to get me to get a year's subscription to Game Informer. I scoffed mightily in his direction.
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