http://gamingtrend.com
April 20, 2014, 10:38:58 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 328 329 [330] 331 332 ... 379
13161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Devil May Cry 4 Demo on: January 23, 2008, 04:29:28 PM
The Club is up in the US now, BTW.
13162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Club - Demo Tomorrow on XBL **BAH Europe and Aus only** on: January 23, 2008, 04:27:03 PM
The demo came onto XBLM in North America yesterday.

I played it last night.  At first I was a little nervous, because I'm a methodical gamer, even in shooters.  I like to search through areas, find the nooks and crannies. The game design here doesn't allow for that. But as I played, I quickly fell into their mindset.  I think it'll be a lot of fun.  The missions are nice and short, so there's a lot of chance for replayability to beat your score or find more hidden targets.  And there seems like there will be a lot to do, though some of it may turn out to be more of the same.  There will be something like 8 - 10 areas, each with half a dozen missions or so and 6 - 8 characters to play through each one.  Is that going to be enough variety?  I don't know.  But this isn't the typical shooter with lengthy, objective based levels.   Sure you're in the same basic local, but you're seeing different sections of it.  And you have different objectives: beat the clock, crank your score, survive...  It's more like a racing game in shooter format.  Which makes sense, given that this is a Bizarre Creations game.  I'm looking forward to it.
13163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XBLM] Turning Point: Fall of Liberty demo is up! on: January 23, 2008, 04:19:13 PM
Downloading now.
13164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Endless Ocean Impressions? (Wii) on: January 23, 2008, 06:54:31 AM
I played this for about a half hour, maybe forty five minutes today.   I poked around two locations.  Found out the first level of info for most of the fish there (and one manta ray).  It's exactly what I was expecting.  Slow paced, awe-inspiring exploration. It's the kind of game you have to be in the mood for (at the wrong time, it'll induce a nap), but if that mood strikes you it's a lot of fun.

The graphics are great, with two caveats.  One, the standard addition of the phrase "...for a Wii game."  Two, the on boat graphics are a little weak.  No one moves their mouths when they talk (which should be forbidden in this day and age, unless you're making a game about Tony and Tia Castaway or some other telepaths).*  And movement is slow and awkward.  But the boat is mostly just an interface, so it probably doesn't matter a lot.

But in the water, the game is pretty beautiful.  And it needs to be, since that sense of wonder in seeing a new location makes up a good chunk of what's compelling about the gameplay.  Finding the manta ray swimming around brought a genuine smile to my face.  It moves very naturally.  All the fish do, really.  And the way the light shines through the crystal blue water is really great.  Even the way the shore looks from under the water is impressive.

I do wish there was more of a story, and maybe there will be as the game progresses.  I also hope there are things other than plants and fish to find, but I'm pretty confident dubloons and shipwrecks await. 

This game is certainly not for everyone.  It'll be too boring or pretty for a lot of gamers.  Personally, I'm looking forward to putting more time in.


*As a side note to the non-moving mouths, everything is in text.  It's already a slow-moving game, and that doesn't help.  Also, it means my four year old can't really play it by herself.

13165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: January 23, 2008, 06:39:14 AM

Quote from: gellar on January 23, 2008, 05:47:58 AM

Quote from: Chaz on January 22, 2008, 08:43:40 PM

You'd think they'd at least highlight the preferred route for a particular race.  Put those huge, semi-transparent arrows over any street you shouldn't be going down to show you the intended course.  Then make it so that you can drive right through the arrows and off the course.  Bam, instant compromise between open-world and track racing.  If you want to race the course, you can.  If you know a shortcut, you can take that too.

There actually is a system in place, I have no idea what IGN is talking about.  As you approach an intersection you are probably going to want to turn on, the game makes a beep and flashes the street name on the right or left side of the top HUD to indicate you may want to turn there.  It works and works very well, IMHO.  I've never once looked at a map other than to find a junk yard to swap cars.  Unless you are a retard, you can figure it out pretty quickly based off of the mini map and the indicators.  In short, IGN is dumb.  Shocking.

I don't think IGN is dumb (on this count, anyway).  The system in place is not very effective.  With the engines revving and music blaring, hearing the little beeps can easily be missed.  Add to that the fact that you're in an intense driving game and shouldn't, you know, take your eyes off the road, and maybe small indicators at the top of the HUD isn't the best choice.

So, I caved due to reviews and bought the game.  Played for quite awhile, too.  I spent most of that time just tooling around the city and really began to have a good time trying to find billboards and fences (though I'm not sure how long that'll sustain me).

I tried going seamlessly online, too.  It worked pretty well.  I haphazardly found out that there are challenges being put forth that everyone needs to complete (I missed the indicator due to that whole not-taking-eyes-off-the-road thing).  Things like Hey, everyone smash a billboard!  There are also indicators of whose done the best job driving into oncoming traffic.  There are races with other players that come up, too, but I have absolutely no idea how I was supposed to start such a race.  I still managed to have fun, even when a guy with a car that was clearly a tank compared to mine started taking me down.  At first, I grinned at the Rival aspect and started hunting him down.  I rammed into him a few times, but he kept taking me down.  I only had one car unlocked.  I was a little frustrated that they even let me compete with a guy who was in a superior vehicle, but I decided to try a couple of races for the heck of it.

I pulled up to a traffic signal, not knowing what kind of challenge I'd get, but knowing I didn't want to hunt and peck for a particular one.  It was a long race.  I came in second.  I was first for a while, but then I crashed into an oncoming car that panicked and didn't give me a chance to avoid him.  Man, did I want to try that race again.  But I decided I'd go with the flow and try to get into the whole "Race around every corner" thing.  The problem was that the long race had finished at the farm or cattle ranch or whatever out in the middle of nowhere with no corners or races to be found ANYWHERE. 

I tooled around a little longer, finally found a couple of Burnout Challenges for cars other than mine (so I imagine I'll eventually have to drive to a junk yard, switch cars, then drive all the way back if I ever want to do those challenges).  I'd been trying for a while to wreck the car and enter showtime or whatever, just to see if I could get some enjoyment out of it, even though the loss of Crash Mode is the biggest setback for this series.  I assume you have to find a showtime at a corner somewhere.  I drove around trying to figure out what type of race was at each corner, but I couldn't.  I finally just sucked it up and pulled up to a corner and hit both brakes.

Another long race.  This time to the Country Club.  On the way, I got off track.  There were no turns, so no beeping, just a three way fork in the road with no clear indication of which route I should take.  I tried to look at the mini map, but that thing is worse than useless.  The route line fell in between two of the choices.  I took one, and it sent me on this long roundabout journey over the train tracks.  I finally caught up with the other racers, but slammed into a guardrail or something at the last second.  I thought, "Well, now I know better.  I'd bet I'd pull that off more successfully if I had another chance."  Instead, I came to write this.

The worst part of all this is that before I started the races, I was ready to jot down some impressions of how the game isn't that bad and there's a lot of fun to be had.  The driving controls are pretty tight (though I wish you could pull back a little farther from the car - and I wish they gave you the option to switch the up/down view controls - as it is, I spend too much time holding the viewstick up [or down]...but I guess they know better about how I should be seeing the racing), the look is great, the online, while confusing and a little too loose, is easy to get into and could be fun, I think.

But, man alive, are there some obnoxious choices here.  And they could be easily fixed.  In fact, I'm holding onto the game in the hopes that they will be fixed (let us restart if we want to, tools - and give us Crash Mode or go to hell - it's the thing that made your series stand out, the thing you're famous for).  I have no doubt I'll give it another couple of tries, but I went from being amused and pleased to annoyed as hell.  Not a good sign.  And neither is the length of this post.
13166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Impressions on: January 22, 2008, 11:51:36 PM
I only played through the tutorial myself, but I must say, I don't like the new setting.  The doom and gloom world seems to jar with the greens and blues from past AW games.  I'm sure it'll still be great, I'm just a little disappointed in that aspect.
13167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next two weeks Rock Band DLC on: January 22, 2008, 11:49:58 PM

Quote from: shaggydoug on January 22, 2008, 07:29:56 PM

Quote from: ras752000 on January 17, 2008, 09:47:39 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 17, 2008, 09:20:44 PM

Oh, and some Tragically Hip. Maybe some INXS. (did they have bass, or just guitar, drums and boards?)
They had bass . . . I even remember his name . . . Gary Gary Beers, I think . . .
And they had a sax . . .
How about the below for an INXS pack ? . . .
Devil Inside
New Sensation
Listen like Thieves?

I would pay extra for an INXS pack.  Although I'd prefer some of their earlier stuff be on there, too.  Maybe "Don't Change" or "The One Thing."

Yes!   I was working last weekend and Devil Inside came on my player.   My thoughts exactly.   This would be killer.

- shaggy
13168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/21) on: January 22, 2008, 06:27:01 AM

Quote from: fyedaddy on January 21, 2008, 08:08:35 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 21, 2008, 07:25:30 PM

I may also be getting Furu Furu Park, which was supposed to come last week.

Is that multi platform? I saw it listed at the local game store yesterday but it didn't have a platform listed next to the title.

It's for the Wii.
13169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: undertow is the free xbla game on: January 21, 2008, 08:03:44 PM
Well, good news!  I called MS Cutomer Support, and because I already had the game, they credited my account with 800 points!

Woo-hoo!
13170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goldeneye coming to XBLA on: January 21, 2008, 07:44:19 PM
Here's a video of the XBLA version:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/162685.html
13171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/21) on: January 21, 2008, 07:25:30 PM
No More Heroes has already received some stellar reviews, so yes.

Endless Ocean has been decently received, too, and I am in the mood for relaxing exploration (plus my 4 year old might like it).

Advance Wars is something I always buy and rarely play enough, but I'll be hopping in again.

I'm interested in Pirates, too, but not sure if it'll work on my laptop. Is there a fee?

I may also be getting Furu Furu Park, which was supposed to come last week.

The Burnout Paradise demo (and developer) made me angry, but the reviews have been quite good.  I just have a feeling I'll be looking for things to piss me off if I buy it.  And I still don't get how "a new race on every corner" is going to hold out after you've been playing for a long time.  It's going to eventually be in the same situation as the demo, hunting for the couple of corners with new races.
13172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: January 18, 2008, 06:47:46 PM
I'm still in love with the game, but part of the reason is that I'm going back to it after a month or so when I have a nice, big block of time.  It stays fresh that way.

Not looking forward to the end fights, but I'm building it up in my head enough that it'll probably not be as bad as what I'm anticipating.  Or, now that I've said that, it'll be worse.
13173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: undertow is the free xbla game on: January 18, 2008, 06:45:43 PM
I'm surprised you guys didn't like it.  It's very well done.

I also bought it already, so I guess I'll have to put on my sorting hat.
13174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bionic Commando Remake on XBL and PSN (In Motion!!) on: January 18, 2008, 12:47:01 AM
I'll play this only on the original sys...who the hell am I kidding?!  That looks great!
13175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which Teggy professes his love for Sam Fisher on: January 16, 2008, 04:45:33 AM
Chaos Theory felt a little off to me.  I prefer Pandora Tomorrow.  But, man, Double Agent just about ruined the series for me.  I still haven't finished it.  And, honestly, the way Conviction seems to be shaping up, I may be done.

Of course, knowing me, I'll crank through the rest of DA, grumpily, and get Conviction anyway, but this series took a huge, long fall as far as I'm concerned.

BTW, Teggy, I love platformers, too.
13176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 15, 2008, 06:48:26 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 15, 2008, 05:13:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 15, 2008, 05:07:06 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 15, 2008, 04:59:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 15, 2008, 04:29:31 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 15, 2008, 04:19:59 PM

I don't even know if there is any interest in a Halo RTS. It's an odd branch to take the IP.  An RPG, on the other hand, could be monumental...but only if it's written by someone outside of Bungie.

Agreed.  While I will probably get Halo Wars, I don't think mass audiences respond to RTS anymore.  Even though they've made great strides, it's still an awkward fit on consoles.  I remember thinking that HW would be innovative until I saw the video.  It's exactly like every other RTS game out there.

Don't forget the FPS's on consoles were not that popular until Halo came out either.


Perfect Dark, Medal of Honor, TimeSplitters, oh what was that other one...Silverorb or something...

None of those could be called big sellers on consoles though.  Sure there were FPS's on consoles but it was much more of a niche genre.  Getting the controls right was one key to Halo's success.  And the controls will be the make or break for Halo Wars.

Personally the only console FPS I ever played before Halo was Goldeneye.

I don't think that's accurate.  None may have been as big as Goldeneye, but Perfect Dark sold nearly 3 million copies and the other two sold well enough to garner multiple sequels (I couldn't find specific numbers, though).

All that aside, though, unless they make significant changes from what I saw in the last video, they haven't innovated at all.

Even if they do improve it, C&C 3, which is very well done, IMO, hasn't even broken half a million in sales on the 360.  There's just no interest in RTS on a console, no matter how well they pull it off.
13177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 15, 2008, 05:07:06 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 15, 2008, 04:59:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 15, 2008, 04:29:31 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 15, 2008, 04:19:59 PM

I don't even know if there is any interest in a Halo RTS. It's an odd branch to take the IP.  An RPG, on the other hand, could be monumental...but only if it's written by someone outside of Bungie.

Agreed.  While I will probably get Halo Wars, I don't think mass audiences respond to RTS anymore.  Even though they've made great strides, it's still an awkward fit on consoles.  I remember thinking that HW would be innovative until I saw the video.  It's exactly like every other RTS game out there.

Don't forget the FPS's on consoles were not that popular until Halo came out either.


Perfect Dark, Medal of Honor, TimeSplitters, oh what was that other one...Silverorb or something...
13178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 15, 2008, 04:29:31 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 15, 2008, 04:19:59 PM

I don't even know if there is any interest in a Halo RTS. It's an odd branch to take the IP.  An RPG, on the other hand, could be monumental...but only if it's written by someone outside of Bungie.

Agreed.  While I will probably get Halo Wars, I don't think mass audiences respond to RTS anymore.  Even though they've made great strides, it's still an awkward fit on consoles.  I remember thinking that HW would be innovative until I saw the video.  It's exactly like every other RTS game out there.
13179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 14, 2008, 11:34:51 PM

Quote from: jblank on January 14, 2008, 05:03:11 PM


Gears of War gets bumped back to 2009 and Halo Wars steps in as the big November 360 release.


I predict that if Halo Wars is the big November release, Microsoft will have a lousy Christmas.
13180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 14, 2008, 04:21:48 PM
Oh, look, new Wiii colors are coming: http://kotaku.com/344348/new-wii-colours-coming-sooner-rather-than-never
13181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 14, 2008, 04:21:36 PM
Didn't someone predict new Wii colors this year?  If not, I'm predictiing it now.
13182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/14) on: January 14, 2008, 04:07:59 PM
Wii:
Furu Furu Park - I have a weird interest in these mini game collections, and this one is chock full of bizarre Japanese flavor, but it's probably lame
Nitrobike - I've heard this is fun in an Excite Truck kind of way, so maybe
Samurai Warriors: KATANA - I doubt this will be good, but if it pulls out some good reviews I might give it a glance

DS:
Nanostray 2 - the first one was close but no cigar for most reviews, if the second one gets closer, I could be tempted

PC:
Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition is also coming at the end of this week, apparently.  I may be getting that.
13183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goldeneye coming to XBLA on: January 13, 2008, 06:51:48 PM
Boo on the thread title.
13184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 12, 2008, 05:27:10 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 12, 2008, 04:42:15 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2008, 01:36:23 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 12, 2008, 12:20:09 AM

Quote
I believe that the Trend Network will grow by one as a new site is launched. 

I need to revise my statement.... the Trend Network WILL grow by one, but MAY grow by TWO!  (I should have my goddamned head examined...I bought a new URL today.  I'm not ready to share though...)

wait.... what?

It is my 'most confusing way possible' of saying I'll be launching another site this year - possibly two more sites.   Announcements "Coming Soon" (TM)

Ooh, I'm predicting one of them will be the uber-meta site GamingTrendTrend.
13185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 12, 2008, 04:18:23 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2008, 01:36:23 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 12, 2008, 12:20:09 AM

Quote
I believe that the Trend Network will grow by one as a new site is launched. 

I need to revise my statement.... the Trend Network WILL grow by one, but MAY grow by TWO!  (I should have my goddamned head examined...I bought a new URL today.  I'm not ready to share though...)

wait.... what?

Nice callback!
13186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 11, 2008, 06:28:20 PM

Quote from: Turtle on January 11, 2008, 06:19:57 PM

Ugh, I find myself buying every song in general just so I have a larger selection when guests come over to play.

Unfortunately my guitar broke so its being replaced.

I've been doing the same thing.  Except I was waiting to see if they'd release combo packs for some of the songs.

I have no problem buying Rock Band songs vs GHIII tracks.  I guess the 60 points difference in song packs made enough of a difference.
13187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kane and Lynch sells over 1 million copies..? on: January 11, 2008, 03:34:43 PM
You know, if you take a minute and look here:  http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,24063.0.html, you'll see that K&L is actually getting some positive feedback from the hardcore crowd right on this very site. 

I've had the game since it came out, but was saving it for the time when nothing was coming out, and I needed something "new."  That time came sooner than I expected.  I played through a bunch of levels and had a good time with it.

Basically, it's a good shooter that came out during a time when there were a bunch of great shooters.
13188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 11, 2008, 03:30:22 PM
I don't think the PSP will win any month any year.  The DS is WAY too far out in front.

I do think the 360 will win at least one month, but still be in the minority.

I predict that I will also have a PS3 in the next 18 months, if only for Blu-Ray, but I will not be a Sony fanboi.

I predict that Microsoft will attempt to join the motion-sensing crowd with about the same success as Sony, further solidifying Nintendo's brilliance in this area.  Or, MS will realize that they're about to do just that and pull out.

I predict that PS3 will have no system seller until September of this year, but they will have a great Christmas.  EVEN IF Microsoft works out Blu-Ray support.

I predict Microsoft will have Blu-Ray support by September.

I predict Purge will not say anything for the rest of the year as dead-on as

Quote from: Purge on January 11, 2008, 01:41:08 PM

Wii's are the new weed (gateway drug). Not everyone goes hardcore, but they sure as hell are keeping dealers busy.

13189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 BC winding down on: January 11, 2008, 03:18:45 PM
I play Xbox games once or twice a month, sometimes for extended periods.  I do the same with Gamecube games.

I have two neighbors who bought Wiis recently.  One of the things they liked about them was that they could buy GC games for their kids cheap (although they didn't like that they had to get other controllers).

I do think it's a factor.  Then again, I think MS feel like they've met that factor.  They can trumpet BC to the average consumer and not be lying.
13190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 BC winding down on: January 11, 2008, 05:05:59 AM
The MS BS is cranking up.

They pull this stunt every once in a while to see what kind of outrage it gets.  If it's a justifiably low amount, they'll probably stop the program.  Seems like a weird time, though, when they just added Xbox Originals to the mix.  It may be because they'd rather have people pay for games again rather than play games they already own.

On a side note, the 360 recently borked a bunch of my saves for BC titles.  I'd just put a lot of work into the original GTA III, too.
13191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Soul Calibur IV to feature...Vader and Yoda? on: January 10, 2008, 06:17:35 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 10, 2008, 05:31:56 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 10, 2008, 05:22:27 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 10, 2008, 03:19:18 PM

Cortosis Weave

Hair Extensions for Sentient AI loaded into master chief? What will they think up next?

a playable Superman character who can rip the shield off his chest, throw it and have it engulf his opponent in saran wrap?

LOL!
13192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] DMoMM: Elements - Demo Impressions on: January 10, 2008, 05:39:38 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 10, 2008, 05:24:26 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 10, 2008, 05:09:30 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 10, 2008, 04:25:22 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on January 10, 2008, 04:19:37 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 10, 2008, 04:10:25 PM

Color us all shocked you love a bad game.

Who said this is a bad game Rage, uh Calvin?  It's averaging 75% for the PC and 88% for the 360 on Gamerankings and it has not even come out yet for the 360!  Besides, I couldn't care less about reviews anyway.  Like I said a billion times before I buy and play what is fun to me.

Ok, lets get over something here. "Accidentally" calling me by a forum handle I haven't used in two years is not funny and it does nothing to prove your point. You are infatuated with a fictional video game character from possibly the worst 360 game released last year. this game, while averaging 75% on the PC, is from all evidence, a complete simplification and dumbing down of the experience on the 360 (perhaps you should read the impressions above). My guessing that this will turn out to be a bad game are grounded in the previews I have read and the evidence I have seen. Your predeliction of finding the best from mediocrity does nothing to change the fact that most discerning gamers will indeed think that this game is bad.

Actually, I kinda like it too  paranoid banned

Now you are just trying to cause trouble  ninja

Sorry, Calvin, I liked the demo also.  Certainly more than Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom.  I think I'll be getting it soon after release.
13193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band: Meet the Bands! on: January 10, 2008, 05:20:01 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on January 10, 2008, 03:41:55 PM

icon_lol

Great one Crayola!  Love Emogency!  Although I would replace Nurse Ratched with Nurse McCall.  Dixie McCall from Emergency.

I absolutely love the custom guitars!!!  Great job!

Cuckoos Nest trumps Emergency.
13194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band: Meet the Bands! on: January 10, 2008, 03:04:10 PM
Emogency is a great named and you have a well-designed look, too.

My F*in' Squirrels are pretty hodgepodge by comparison.
13195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IGN gives Eternal Sonata an 8.3 on: January 10, 2008, 06:07:03 AM
I've been meaning to get back into Eternal Sonata all week, but I keep finding other things to play.

Just came one step closer to finishing Twilight Princess, in fact.
13196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Soul Calibur IV to feature...Vader and Yoda? on: January 10, 2008, 12:55:38 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on January 10, 2008, 12:34:41 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink
Then again, we did see Spawn, Link and Heihachi in SC2...

At least Spawn and Heihachi fit the game's aesthetic. Vader and Yoda are so out of place it's not even worth it for the novelty.

Thumbs down.

I disagree.  At least Yoda and Vader have sword-type weapons.  Spawn's axe felt tacked-on.  He has a modern day story line and attitude that was jarring.  Not to say Yoda and Vader aren't jarring as well, I'm just saying they fit better than Spawn.
13197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Minty green PSP..uh...ewww on: January 09, 2008, 09:48:46 PM
I like it, too.
13198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 09, 2008, 09:47:06 PM
The drums were supposed to be out in February, but got pushed back to March.
13199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/7) on: January 09, 2008, 04:40:48 AM

Quote from: Destructor on January 09, 2008, 12:36:58 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 08, 2008, 10:29:34 PM

I'm interested, but I'm pissed at Nintendo for not allowing us to use the SD card to play games.  I'm out of space (I'm aware that I can download them or move them to the SD card and move them back, but that's just a pain in the ass).  I wrote them an e-mail saying I was done with VC.  No response, of course.

Security and nothing more, IMHO. Once they allow using the SD card to play games, it'll only be a matter of time before the security gets cracked and allows people to play ANY NES/SNES/Genesis/TG16/NEO GEO on their Wii assuming they have the game's ROM somewhere on their HD.

And frankly, that's too much money for Nintendo to have just thrown away. On that note, I wonder how much cash Nintendo makes on all their VC titles...

The Wii's been cracked anyway.  And you can move the games freely from the SD Card to the Wii harddrive, so what's to prevent someone from tinkering with it and then moving it back?  It just removes a step, not the problem.
13200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/7) on: January 08, 2008, 10:29:34 PM

Quote from: kronovan on January 08, 2008, 09:09:38 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 08, 2008, 08:50:42 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 08, 2008, 07:48:17 PM

Quote from: kathode on January 08, 2008, 03:46:18 AM

Man I loved Startropics!  Blasting mofos with a yoyo never gets old  ninja2

But hmm, wasn't there some sort of puzzle that involved a piece of paper in the box for that one?  Wonder how they'll get around that. 

It's gotta be in the digital 'manual' you download. Only thing I can think of.

And yes, I too remember having to dunk that paper into water to reveal the secret code. Very cool for its time.

It is in the manual.  It even has an option to dunk it in virtual water.

Yup, I read someone's description of that on the vc-reviews site; very cool indeed. I'll be downloading it sometime this week.  slywink

I'm interested, but I'm pissed at Nintendo for not allowing us to use the SD card to play games.  I'm out of space (I'm aware that I can download them or move them to the SD card and move them back, but that's just a pain in the ass).  I wrote them an e-mail saying I was done with VC.  No response, of course.


Also, IGN's reviews of Harvey Birdman for the PS2 and PSP are in, and they seem to like it.  7.4.
Pages: 1 ... 328 329 [330] 331 332 ... 379
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.958 seconds with 21 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.218s, 1q)