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« on: January 29, 2007, 10:30:19 PM »

I've played all the biggies (Ratchet, Jak, Sly, PoP, Mario (well, I gave up on that one)), but this is my favorite genre.  Is there a hidden gem out there waiting for me?  I Ninja? Legend of Kay? Ruff Trigger?
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 10:37:30 PM »

Psychonauts
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 10:42:13 PM »

Klonoa 2, if you can find a copy.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 10:46:03 PM »

Oh, I forgot to mention that I had already played Psychonauts (great game).  I have heard good things about Klonoa 2.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 10:49:21 PM »

Klonoa 2 is a LOT of fun.  Would recommend it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 10:57:24 PM »

OK, I'm bidding on a copy of Klonoa 2.  More suggestions welcome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 12:59:06 AM »

Would anyone recommend the Conker version for Xbox?
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007, 01:08:40 AM »

Haven't played them (yet) but both Voodoo Vince (Xbox) and Sphynx and the Cursed Mummy (Multi) get lots of praise. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007, 01:18:30 AM »

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Ugh.

Sphynx and the Cursed Mummy.
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2007, 01:27:51 AM »

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Sphynx and the Cursed Mummy.

I have heard a lot of good about that one - it seems the only bad thing people have to say about it is that it doesn't have voice acting.

How about Rayman 2?  I have the PSX version but I really haven't played it and I know there is a prettier version for the PS2.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2007, 02:35:56 AM »

Sphynx, Voodoo Vince, and I-Ninja were all fun.  For some reason Conker didn't compell me to finish it, but other people seem to like it.  I even played a couple of the Ty the Tasmanian Tiger ones and they were pretty good for knock-offs. 
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2007, 03:20:54 AM »

Ape Escape 2 and 3 are a lot of fun.  I-Ninja wasn't bad, but wasn't really anything special, IMO.  I'm having fun with Crash : Twinsanity, and The Hobbit is a fun action/platformer that can be had for $5.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2007, 04:31:42 AM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 30, 2007, 01:18:30 AM

Quote from: Dimmona on January 29, 2007, 10:37:30 PM


Ugh.

Sphynx and the Cursed Mummy.

Ugh, as usual your taste is terrible. Psychonauts is a brilliant game. Get it.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2007, 04:43:33 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on January 30, 2007, 01:27:51 AM

How about Rayman 2?  I have the PSX version but I really haven't played it and I know there is a prettier version for the PS2.
Rayman 2 is simply one of the best platforming games made.  It just oozes with style and humor and the level design is brilliant.  It's creator went on to make Beyond Good & Evil which I also loved but Rayman 2 is just much more fun in every way.

Here's Gamespot's entry on why Rayman 2 is one of the greatest games of all time.
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2007, 05:57:47 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 30, 2007, 02:35:56 AM

Sphynx, Voodoo Vince, and I-Ninja were all fun.
I think I have these sitting on a shelf.  Let me know if you're interested in a trade.  For some reason I keep picking platformers, but I find I don't enjoy them much any more.
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2007, 06:00:46 AM »

Seriously, skip Psychonauts.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2007, 06:22:55 AM »

Seriously, get Psychonauts.
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2007, 06:29:36 AM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 30, 2007, 06:00:46 AM

Seriously, skip Psychonauts.

What's your beef with said game?
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2007, 07:00:00 AM »

Quote from: Brendan on January 30, 2007, 06:29:36 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 30, 2007, 06:00:46 AM

Seriously, skip Psychonauts.

What's your beef with said game?

Yeah, more than I hate it please.
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2007, 07:02:34 AM »

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Quote from: Brendan on January 30, 2007, 06:29:36 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 30, 2007, 06:00:46 AM

Seriously, skip Psychonauts.

What's your beef with said game?

Yeah, more than I hate it please.

Or at least something much more entertaining than 'I hate it'.
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2007, 07:05:03 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2007, 07:46:21 AM »

I never said I hated it - I merely said skip it.

It's cheesy.  I don't like the way it plays and I don't like the way it looks. 

I found Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy to be more artistically pleasing, enjoyable to play and more comedic.
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2007, 08:11:22 AM »

I'm not a big fan of Psychonauts, either.  The art style is unique, but I personally found it rather unpleasant-looking.  There's a foundation for a great game there, with interesting characters and stories, but for me, it never gelled into a compelling experience.
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2007, 01:04:36 PM »

i'm in the middle of Psychonauts right now and am enjoying it a lot...solid gameplay and some funny writing make it a win for me so far.  i've also played about halfway through the xbox version of Sphinx & the Cursed Mummy (on my 360) and it's a lot of fun.  the lack of voice acting is a little annoying, but it's still a good game and one that i do plan on finishing if i can ever get my 360 backlog cleared out between new releases...
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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2007, 01:19:17 PM »

I have played Psychonauts and definitely liked it (except for the frustrating ending parts).  Last night I got on eBay and picked up Klonoa 2 and Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.  I am looking into a copy of Rayman 2 as well.
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« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2007, 01:42:00 PM »

I rented Psychonauts from Gamefly due to the mostly positive word of mouth here, and became a speaker for it myself.  Very fun game for me; just liked most everything about it (though the bull caused me no end of trouble, and the end was a near Buffy level of difficulty).
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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2007, 06:38:59 PM »

Pitfall: The Lost Expedition is a good 3d platformer that was available for the XBox, GC and PS2. But note that I use the term 'good' and not the terms 'very good' or 'excellent'. It's worthy of your time if you can find it for cheap and have already played some of the better suggestions here; psychonauts, Voodo Vince, etc.

I have the XBox version and was about to trade it in but my daughter put up quite a protest. So if a platformer that's suitable for a younger crowd is a consideration, then Pitfall seems to have some appeal.
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