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« on: August 19, 2004, 04:35:16 PM »

I know that on top of my radar has to be Evil Genius, Tribes Vengeance, Fable, and Burnout 3.  What are you guys looking forward to?
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2004, 04:51:35 PM »

For me it's Burnout 3, HL2, Brothers in Arms, Halo 2 & Rome:  Total War.

There are more, but those are my absolute must haves.


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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2004, 04:53:46 PM »

Primarily Fable and Evil Genius.  I am curious if "Kingdom Under Fire:Small Business Edition", or whatever its called for the XBox, will be any good.  
I also am curious about Galleon, but not $40 curious.
If ti drops to $20 it will make it on my Xmas list though...
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2004, 05:25:35 PM »

Half-life 2, Halo2, X-Men Legends, maybe Conker, Star wars Commando, maybe THUG 2.

but really, I just want HL2!  NOW.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2004, 05:53:01 PM »

These are all before the Christmas Season:

Xbox

Burnout 3 (will get)
Fable (will get)
Halo 2 (will get)
Midnight Club III: DUB Edition
Need for Speed Underground 2
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload (will get, $20 w/Live play)
Tiger Woods 2005 (probably will get)
Def Jam: Fight for New York
X-Men Legends
Dead or Alive Ultimate
Mortal Kombat: Deception (will get)
Midway Arcade Treasures 2 (will get)
Goldeneye: Rogue Agent
Prince of Persia 2 (will get)
Splinter Cell 3: Chaos Theory (will get)
Blinx 2

PS2

GTA: San Andreas (will get)
Sly 2
Jak 3 (will get)
Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal (will get)
Gran Turismo 4 (will get)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (will get)

GameCube

Paper Mario 2

GBA

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (will get)

PC

Half-Life 2 (will get)
The Sims 2 (will get)
Star Wars: Battlefront
Myst IV: Revelation (will get)
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (will get)
Sid Meier's Pirates! (will get)

I would dare say that the interesting time in 2004 will be Sept./Oct. over the usual Nov./Dec. push.

I probably won't buy a lot right when they come out.  The key ones would be Burnout 3, Halo 2, Fable, The Sims 2, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, Prince of Persia 2, Jak 3, Ratchet 3, MGS3 and Gran Turismo 4 probably.

/me looks at wallet and hears it whimper slywink
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2004, 05:54:16 PM »

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I am curious if "Kingdom Under Fire:Small Business Edition"

EGM did not have the game in time to do a full review, but their little short take on what they had played of it made it seem like it was better than they thought it would be in the latest issue.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2004, 06:04:23 PM »

HOCKEY!!!!!!!!

and some other stuff. :wink:
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2004, 06:20:01 PM »

see below. Tongue



Forza is looking better and better.KOTOR2, Conkers, and Battlegrounds have all piqued my interest.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2004, 06:22:45 PM »

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HOCKEY!!!!!!!!

EGM did an NHL 2005 vs. ESPN 2K5 thing this month.  Let's just say that ESPN ran away with it.  I think the scores were in the 8s (with maybe a 9) and NHL 2005's scores were in the 5s and 6s (I don't have the issue in front of me at the moment).

I know you weren't too enthused with ESPN last year and I don't know what they've changed or if they've changed what you didn't like.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2004, 06:25:26 PM »

As long as they changed the idiotic goaltending in ESPN. That's all they needed to do!

I also find it hard to believe that NHL 2005 would be that bad of a game. Other than the over-done checking it was a pretty solid game last year.

Let us know if you hear/see anything else.

We can turn this into a hockey thread!!! biggrin
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2004, 06:55:59 PM »

Well, I'll get the scores down for you once I get home.  I needed to post this so I would go above the "sign of the Devil" number of posts slywink
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2004, 07:55:18 PM »

Should have posted 666 then mysteriously vanished never to be heard from again (as AgtFox)! :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2004, 08:27:15 PM »

Actually, I will also buy Prince of Persia 2.  I don't know how I forgot the sequel to my goty laster year.
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2004, 08:41:23 PM »

The for-sures: Halo 2 and Half-Life 2.
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2004, 09:12:42 PM »

Let's see...

Consoles - Fable, GTA:San Andreas, Prince of Persia, Lord of the Rings:Third Age and Ratchet & Clank.

PC - Half-life 2, Sims 2 and Vampire:Bloodlines.

I'm sure I'll end up getting all of these and more.  I better start saving up or sucking u..err..I mean being really nice, for the holiday season.
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2004, 09:26:11 PM »

First of all, I'm ready for the humidity to go away.  Secondly, I'm ready for school to start.  Third, I'm interested in seeing if I can develop a community at my website once I finish tweaking things.  

Games(disclaimer, I don't know when any of these come out): Fable, Burnout 3, Pirates, Jade Empire, Guild Wars, Halo 2.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2004, 01:20:22 AM »

Waaay too many -
Games I'll get on release day -
Baten Kaitos
Digital Devil Saga
Dungeon Lords
Shadow Hearts : Covenant
Shin Megami Tensei : Nocturne
Star Ocean - Till The End of Time
Suikoden 4
Wild ARMs Alter Code F

Games I'll get later -
Bard's Tale
Battle For Middle Earth
Burnout 3
ChoroQ
Demonstone
DBZ : Buu's Fury
Evil Genius
Fable
Golden Land (I hope)
Growlanser Generations
Half-Life 2
Jak 3
Kingdom Hearts : Chain of Memories
KoTOR 2
Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap
LoTR : The Third Age
Mega Man X Command Mission
Metroid Prime 2
Paper Mario 2
Phantom Brave
Ratchet & Clank - UYA
Sly 2
Sonic Mega Collection Plus
The Sims 2
Vampire : Bloodlines
X-Men Legends

And those are just the games I'm really looking forward too slywink
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2004, 11:47:14 AM »

PC :   Kohan - Kings of War  ..&..  Warhammer: Dawn of War

Xbox :   Mortal Kombat Deception

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Notables :  Rome:Total War, Star Wars Battlegrounds

Misc :  Anything else Devil and I can play together that we will spend more time laughing at each other than actually playing well, which unfortunately includes just about every game out there.   :wink:


Note:  I mentioned 5 total games, and NONE of them are sports titles.  See That!   I AM a diverse gamer after all.   Tongue


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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2004, 02:47:26 PM »

my list will make me bankrupt
PC
half life 2
locomotion
fear stalker
jedi academy (still dont have it)
star wars battlefront
rome total war
full spectrum warrior
conflict vietnam
nhl 2005

XBOX

halo 2 (obviously)
espn 2k5

PS2
demon stone
killzone
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2004, 03:46:28 PM »

Ahem.

Consoles:

Halo 2
Fable
Prince of Persia 2
GTA: San Andreas
Metal Gear Solid 3 (cries)

PC:

Half-Life 2
Evil Genius
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Brothers In Arms (This is a huge maybe though)

/looks at shrinking bank account and sobs

Man, I was thinking I'd be a lot better off this fall than that. This is also not taking into account my DVD obsession either.

/cries some more
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2004, 05:59:35 PM »

Day One Purchases
Star Ocean 3
Sly 2
Fable
Growlanser Generations
Doom 3 ( Xbox)
Prince of Persia 2
Splinter Cell 3

MAYBE PURCHASES
Phantom Brave
X-Men Legends
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Paper Mario 2
Suikoden IV
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Halo 2
Metroid Prime 2
Digital Devil Saga
Jak 3
Wild ARMS: Alter Code F
Kotor II

I'm really looking forward to Star Ocean 3 and I'm really not sure why. I played about an hour of Second Story, but that's about it. I guess the Robotech nerd in me always goes for the space opera setting. Sly 2 is easily my most anticipated game this year. I know very little about the Growlanser games, other than they are strat RPGs, but it's from Working Designs so I'll get it just to support the company. I'm sure it'll be good, though. PoP2 I'll buy on the strength of the first game, but I'm incredibly nervous about them turning it into Prince Of Perisa: Vice City. Splinter Cell 3 is a no brainer. I'm a sucker for stealth games.

On some of the maybes, I'll pick up Halo 2 if the single-player campaign is significantly improved. No repeating rooms, please. I'm really interested in the Ratchet & Clank 3, and Jak 3, but I still have Going Commando and Maximo sitting on my shelf unplayed, so I can't justify buying any more platformers until I've gone through those. Still, anyone see screenshots of the side scrolling minigames in Ratchet & Clank? It looks really cool. I have the same issue with Phantom Brave. I have yet to get through Disgaea, Front Mission 4, or La Pucelle Tactics, so no epic length strat RPGs for me until I've taken care of a few of those.

For some of the Japanese RPGs, I'll pick up a few of them if they get solid reviews.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2004, 06:07:48 PM »

whiteboyslim, why is Brothers In Arms  a huge maybe?  It was the Game of the show for me at E3.  It's already incredible and it's made by Ubi Soft, who delivers a majority of the time.
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2004, 06:27:55 PM »

Oh yeah, I forgot that on my list, that games looks amazing. Ubi is very trustworthy, so thats always a good sign.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2004, 07:17:41 PM »

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whiteboyslim, why is Brothers In Arms  a huge maybe?  It was the Game of the show for me at E3.  It's already incredible and it's made by Ubi Soft, who delivers a majority of the time.


Because off the top of my head I'm not sure whether it's the type where you control your squad from afar or while in the thick of combat. right now, F.E.A.R. is the big must have title next to HL2 so if I have to save money into next year for something, it will be F.E.A.R. over Brothers.
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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2004, 07:19:46 PM »

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whiteboyslim, why is Brothers In Arms  a huge maybe?  It was the Game of the show for me at E3.  It's already incredible and it's made by Ubi Soft, who delivers a majority of the time.


Because off the top of my head I'm not sure whether it's the type where you control your squad from afar or while in the thick of combat. right now, F.E.A.R. is the big must have title next to HL2 so if I have to save money into next year for something, it will be F.E.A.R. over Brothers.


Well let me confirm for you that you control one of the Squad members in real time and can issue orders to the others.  You can zoom out and issue orders to allow for more strategic advancements on the enemy.  The AI is amazing.  The graphics are amazing.  The entire atmosphere made my jaw drop.  I played a little of it after the 15 minute presentation and was equally impressed.
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