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13161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 11, 2008, 02:24:08 PM

Quote from: jersoc on July 11, 2008, 03:44:58 AM

and the entire rb2 list is out, maybe?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbMpHb6JZIM

looks pretty damn legit and would be very hard to fake. no clue who got this or how.

EDIT:well apparently it is fake. oh well.

Is this the same set that blackadar was talking about?
13162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 11, 2008, 02:16:59 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on July 11, 2008, 12:33:48 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 11, 2008, 12:31:06 AM

Also, who's adding the bands?  If this line is from the source: 
Quote
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" The Cars
then I've gotta doubt the veracity.

Yea, the bands were added later - obviously, I missed correcting that one.  I was too distracted by PINK FLOYD.

In terms of veracity, here's a link to the vid: http://www.videogaming247.com/2008/07/09/rumour-every-song-in-rock-band-2-leaked/#more-7712
  I will say "Comfortably Numb" got me psyched.  It's a pretty slow song, though.
13163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chocobo Dungeon review/impression thread. on: July 11, 2008, 12:35:08 AM

Quote from: Caine on July 10, 2008, 11:16:32 PM

are there more traps in a room than shiren?  it didn't seem like there were that many traps early on and most of them were not so horrible to nerf you too badly.  mostly just arrow traps and confuse.  oh well.  i'll still end up playing it as i did shiren.  play a ton of the early levels to build up a good equipment supply before trekking further in.



Never played Shiren, so I can't say.  They're not frustrating in frequency or effect, it's just that you either can't avoid them at all (unless you get lucky), or you have to kick with every single step.  Now that I'm talking about it, though, I do recall hearing that there may be abilities that help with the traps.
13164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: July 11, 2008, 12:32:57 AM
We tried Snow the other night, and I had no idea.  Right out of the gate, holy crap!  I was actually doing great for the first few sets, but the second you mess up, it's over.
13165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 11, 2008, 12:31:06 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on July 11, 2008, 12:12:43 AM

The latest leaked list is far, far better than anything we've seen.  This leaked list came from a YouTube video that looked pretty authentic.  If this list is real, I've died and gone to heaven.

Warmup

* "If You Wanna Get to Heaven"
* "Gold Lion"
* "Possum Kingdom" Toadies
* "Black Betty" Ram Jam
* "Black" Pearl Jam
* "Drain You" Nirvana
* "Farmhouse"
* "Santana"

Apprentice

* "You Oughta Know" Alanis Morissette
* "We Got The Beat"
* "Float On" Modest Mouse
* "Kiss Me Deadly"
* "Atomic"
* "Heartbreaker" (probably Pat Benatar, not Zepp)
* "Piece of My Heart" Janis Joplin
* "Rock the Casbah" The Clash
* "I Wanna Be Sedated" by The Ramones

Solid

* "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead
* "Everlong" by Foo Fighters
* "Pinball Wizard" by The Who
* "Panic Attack" by Dream Theater
* "Any Way You Want It" by Journey
* "Chop Suey" by System of a Down
* "Kids in America" by The Muffs
* "Give It Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
* "Hello There" by Cheap Trick
* "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello

Moderate

* "Machinehead" Bush
* "Born to Run" Bruce Springsteen
* "What's Your Frequency Kenneth?" by REM
* "Want To"
* "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
* "The Old Apartment"
* "When I Come Around" Greenday
* "Zombie" The Cranberries

Skilled

* "Waiting on the World to Change"
* "Man in the Box" Alice in Chains
* "Ramblin' Man" Allman Brothers
* "One Step Closer"
* "Misery Business"
* "American Woman"
* "White Wedding"
* "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
* "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash

Challenge

* "Our Truth"
* "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
* "Bring Me to Life"
* "Spoonman" Soundgarden
* "Head Like a Hole" NIN
* "Aqualung"
* "Double Vision" Foreigner
* "Rodeo"
* "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits

Blistering

* "Magic Man"
* "Bad Medicine"
* "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" The Cars
* "Thanks for the Memories"
* "Testify"
* "Kickstart My Heart" Motley Crue
* "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
* "Bad Reputation"
* "Prodigal Son" Sevendust

Nightmare

* "The Bleeding"
* "Down With the Sickness"
* "Hyper Music"
* "Judith" A Perfect Circle
* "TNT" AC/DC
* "Rainbow in the Dark"
* "Anna Molly"
* "November Rain" Guns N Roses
* "Comfortably Numb" Pink Floyd

Impossible

* "Feed My Frankenstein"
* "Peace Sells" Megadeth
* "Fuel" Metallica
* "Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne
* "Forsaken"
* "2 Minutes to Midnight" Linkin Park
* "Hot for Teacher" Van Halen
* "Cowboys from Hell" Pantera
* "(Ghost)Riders in the Sky"

I don't know about far, far better.  A lot of these leave me meh.  There's some great stuff, but there's also some stuff missing that I was jonesing for.  And a lot of stuff added that no one in my playgroup is going to care about at all.

Also, who's adding the bands?  If this line is from the source: 
Quote
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" The Cars
then I've gotta doubt the veracity.
13166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chocobo Dungeon review/impression thread. on: July 10, 2008, 11:07:56 PM
I picked it up yesterday and played for an hour and a half or so.  This is a very brief first impressions take.

I was underwhelmed at first, for sure, but it kicked in pretty quickly.  You know what you're getting, basically, if you've played this type of game before, but it does seem simplified.  I do like the idea of each dungeon being someone's blocked memory; that adds a certain extra level to the experience.  I've always liked the idea of these mystery dungeons, but they usually become too much too soon.  This one definitely eases you in.  I wish it would play close to the level where it is now, personally, only increasing slightly over time.  I think most mystery dungeon fans will be frustrated with the ease of it early on.

The graphics are nice, for the Wii, but the recorded dialogue is just awful.  Mostly because of these awkward, long pauses between snippets.

I'm not sure if this is common to the genre, but the invisible traps are incredibly irritating.  Basically, they're asking you to take a step then kick for every single square until you get the idea of the map's layout.

Overall, it is fun once it gets underway.  If the dungeons stayed the size of the first couple, it would be a great pick up and play game, but I have a feeling they'll become increasingly massive in size.  I will play it, but I have a hunch it won't be one I ever get around to finishing.
13167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 07, 2008, 09:37:25 PM

Quote from: jersoc on July 07, 2008, 08:17:32 PM

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53477

looks like you Zepplin fans will not get your wish.

Didn't we just say this, like, four posts ago?
13168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/7) on: July 07, 2008, 07:19:46 PM

Quote from: Destructor on July 07, 2008, 06:31:29 PM

And our Live Arcade games are:

Golf: Tee it Up:

Quote
Pick up and play a few quick holes on your own or compete in a full 18-hole multiplayer tournament with friends in “Golf: Tee It Up!” Both beginners and experienced golfers can easily join the fun on beautiful, panoramic and challenging courses. With the unique Focus feature, you can read the green or control the ball’s spin in flight to achieve amazing precision! “Golf: Tee It Up!” features zany, customizable characters and a variety of game modes including stroke, cup, or match play with local or Xbox LIVE multiplayer modes.


Schizoid:

Quote
“Schizoid” is a fast and furiously paced action game with simple, intuitive gameplay. Billed as “the most co-op game ever,” reflexes and smarts are key but sharp teamwork pays off even more! Ram your way through waves of glowing enemies: single player with an AI bot helper; or co-op multiplayer with two players offline or online through Xbox LIVE. “Schizoid” features over 120 challenging levels of mayhem that will appeal to casual and hardcore gamers alike. For the brave player, “Schizoid” offers the intense Uberschizoid game mode, in which a single player controls two different ships at the same time.

Fun fun.

Both of these could be good.  The golf game looks nice, at least.
13169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 07, 2008, 05:50:20 PM
Thanks, everyone, it was a lone leech. 

Wasted a lot of food on that sucker.

Glad I found out about it, too, because right afterwards I had to do my first bout of swimming and was covered in them with every dip!
13170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 07, 2008, 04:13:03 PM

Quote from: Jag on July 07, 2008, 04:09:40 PM

Read an article that said the guy responsible for Led Zeppelin's catalog (not the band members apparently?) isn't comfortable with the whole 'video game use' of their music. Of course they have no problem using it for bad commercials, etc.

On the other hand Pete Townshend actually plays RB with his family and helped them pick the songs for the Who pack.

It's not the use of the songs, it's the use of the Masters, which is relatively understandable.  It also bodes better for Rock Band than GH, because at least the guys in Harmonix are real musicians with a love for music.  If anyone can convince them that they'll treat the tracks with the utmost respect, it's Harmonix.
13171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 07, 2008, 03:17:28 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 07, 2008, 12:47:39 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 07, 2008, 04:54:45 AM

So, I'm trying to play through MGS3 now. but I'm having a hard time getting into it.  The grumbling stomach thing is really starting to get on my nerves.  It's happening every two minutes, it seems.  Am I doing something wrong or does it get better?

Make sure you didn't eat bad or poisoned food or you don't have a leach attached (they drain stamina quickly).  Otherwise it should take quite a long time for your stamina to drain. 

AH, maybe I have a leech after trudging through the swamp.  Seriously, the stamina bar is dropping at a supremely irritating rate.

Should I have gotten a codec warning about leeches or anything? 
13172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 07, 2008, 03:15:22 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 07, 2008, 02:03:40 PM

Like all rumors of this variety, there is roughly a 99.93% chance that the list is a fake typed up by some sweaty rock band nerd.

It's actually the eclectic-ness of the list that makes me wonder if it isn't true.  It doesn't seem like a fanboy list.
13173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/7) on: July 07, 2008, 03:13:38 PM
360:
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
Unreal Tournament 3

Wii:
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon

I wasn't going to get Civ, 'cause it's one of those games that I know I'll never play more than once or twice, and I may still wait until it comes down in price.
13174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 07, 2008, 04:54:45 AM
So, I'm trying to play through MGS3 now. but I'm having a hard time getting into it.  The grumbling stomach thing is really starting to get on my nerves.  It's happening every two minutes, it seems.  Am I doing something wrong or does it get better?
13175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 07, 2008, 02:55:35 AM
The Replacements, L7 and Mighty, Mighty Bosstones.  Wow.  It just keeps getting better and better.  For me, anyway.
13176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 06, 2008, 04:44:47 AM
And, holy shit (if this is true), now my two odd Rock Band wishes are coming true.  The Go-Gos and Steely Dan.  Sad that it's my least favorite Dan song, but hopefully it means others may follow.  Also, seeing Elvis Costello, Devo, Duran Duran, Talking Heads, Squeeze (!) added to Billy Idol, more Blondie and the aforementioned Go-Gos, and my 80's joybuzzer is going crazy.  Add a little Martha Quinn lead-in and I'll be in checkered-Vans heaven.

Honestly, there are so many surprising and awesome tracks on here, I'm looking very forward to this.  "Lump" will be awesome, along with "Float On," and so will "Carry on My Wayward Son" and "Aqualung."  They've also got Norman Freakin' Greenbaum on there, for the love of Pete Rock.  "You Oughta Know," "American Woman," "Holiday in Cambodia."

And the more Allman Bros the better.

But where the hell is "Radar Love???"
13177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Persona 4 coming December 9! on: July 06, 2008, 04:31:37 AM
Wow, still on PS2!
13178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: July 03, 2008, 08:57:35 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 03, 2008, 08:29:46 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 03, 2008, 07:10:24 PM

I'm all for getting rid of covers entirely, though the price should either be reduced or non-existant for people who don't feel the same way.

I wish we'd get more covers Tongue

I'd kinda like some covers that are actual covers and not covers that are trying to be as close to the originals as possible though.  I like to hear other artist's takes on music sometimes.

I'm not against covers in the real world, just in these types of games.
13179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: July 03, 2008, 07:10:24 PM
I'm all for getting rid of covers entirely, though the price should either be reduced or non-existant for people who don't feel the same way.
13180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 03, 2008, 05:52:31 AM
After getting a couple of trophies in Stardust HD last night, I tried to do the same in Pain and Warhawk tonight.  Pain updated, Warhawk didn't, but neither even lets me see available trophies.  I'm guessing those are being held back, too.
13181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ChronoTrigger DS on: July 02, 2008, 11:51:43 PM

Quote from: kronovan on July 02, 2008, 10:03:39 PM

Oh no...I've opened up a can of Chrono worms!  eek

You should put 'em in a van.
13182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 02, 2008, 11:50:38 PM
No problems here, but I have had boot issues in the past.

I did notice that Google Search doesn't work in-game.  Boo, but not surprising.
13183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 02, 2008, 03:52:54 PM
I realize that I have no place saying it after coming down on Journey (but, seriously...   no), but I am beyond excited to see "We Got the Beat" on there!  Wow, that'll be a crowd-pleaser in this house, for sure.  Oh, please let that be true.  I remember the distinct sound of internet crickets when I brought The Go-Gos up on the wish list forum, so I figured there'd be no way in hell.
13184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 02, 2008, 03:49:00 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 02, 2008, 03:04:34 AM

Quote from: Chaz on July 02, 2008, 12:58:56 AM

I don't know that skipping the walkthrough is always good advice.  There are definitely sections of MGS3 that I wouldn't have gotten past before getting frustrated with them had I not used the guide.  For me, there are games where I love figuring out puzzles.  MGS isn't one of them.  I'm playing an MGS game, the first time at least, mostly for the story.  Gimmick bosses are cute and all, but I don't generally love dying to them over and over again while I figure out what obscure trick you have to use to get past them.

Just hit Select.  Seriously.  The MGS games essentially have built in walkthroughs- that's what the codecs are for and they are generally very good at providing general hints before just flat out telling you what to do.  MGS3 is especially good in this regard (MGS4 unfortunately just flat out stated the solution via codec right off the bat too  many times for my taste). 

As to where to go, in MGS3 it's real easy- Go North (with one very brief exception that is more than spelled out for you). 

Yeah, I'm already getting that Go North strategy (I just got to the start of
Spoiler for Hiden:
the Snake Eater mission
, so now I can actually use the guide)*.  In MGS2, there was a lot of backtracking and while the rooms looked the same, the map of the structure didn't help much.  Though I will say, I also like to make sure I didn't miss any important pickups before moving too much further on. 


*I'm leaving that comma in there, but, man, those spoilers don't want you to be grammatically correct.
13185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 02, 2008, 06:39:09 AM

Quote from: shon on July 02, 2008, 03:12:37 AM

Journey is good. 

No.  Nonononononononono.  No.








No.
13186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 02, 2008, 06:37:45 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 02, 2008, 04:38:24 AM

I see the date/time is also displayed now with the XMB.  I am downloading the trophy update for super stardust HD.  I hope to earn some trophies here when it's done installing smile

Edit:  got one trophy and if there was a sound, I couldn't hear it.

I heard a sound, but it's very faint and not distinctive, like the 360 Achievement sound.
13187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ChronoTrigger DS on: July 02, 2008, 05:35:23 AM
suh-wheet.
13188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 02, 2008, 01:14:02 AM

Quote from: Chaz on July 02, 2008, 12:58:56 AM

I don't know that skipping the walkthrough is always good advice.  There are definitely sections of MGS3 that I wouldn't have gotten past before getting frustrated with them had I not used the guide.  For me, there are games where I love figuring out puzzles.  MGS isn't one of them.  I'm playing an MGS game, the first time at least, mostly for the story.  Gimmick bosses are cute and all, but I don't generally love dying to them over and over again while I figure out what obscure trick you have to use to get past them.

So if you want to, use the walkthrough, and don't feel bad about it.  Having finished MGS3 and 4 using a walkthrough where I felt I needed to, I don't think I robbed myself of anything.  In fact, since I finished them, I think I had a much more fulfilling experience than I would have if I'd spent a large chunk of my gameplay frustrated at the game, which might have kept me from finishing in the first place.  I would play with it closed, and open it up if you get stuck, then close it again.  But that's just me, you play it any way you want to.

That's generally how I play with a guide, though I also used it in MGS2 to figure out where I should be heading next.  I also use them for a bookmark of sorts.
13189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 01, 2008, 11:37:43 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 01, 2008, 10:36:24 PM

Um, what
Spoiler for Hiden:
modern day section in MGS3?  The entire game takes place in 1964.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I meant the Snake Eater mission.  That's where the crappy guide starts, skipping the Virtuous Mission entirely.  No mention of it.  The screenshots made it look more modern, so in trying to keep from getting spoiled, I misled myself.
13190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 01, 2008, 05:27:09 PM
I'm up to MGS 3, amazingly!  However, I bought the Subsistence guide to, um, guide me through it, and that guide is just god-awful.  One of the worst guides I've ever seen.  They completely skip an entire section, moving right to
Spoiler for Hiden:
the modern day section,
a surprise that was ruined for me, as I had to figure out what the hell was going on and what the guide was missing.
13191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: July 01, 2008, 05:22:44 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 01, 2008, 02:03:37 PM

Quote from: ChrisGrenard on July 01, 2008, 01:58:26 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 01, 2008, 01:48:44 PM

I bought the rock band drum silencers last night:

http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=70828

No noticeable problems yet. And a noticeable improvement of enjoyment of playing drums (because I can actually hear the effing song)

I've had the silencers for several weeks, big thumbs up from me.

I bought them last week too.  I just could not get used to them.  For some reason I lose my rhythm unless I can hear the drums being hit and the extra bounce really threw off my timing.  They are excellent noise reduction pads and they make the drums look nice.  But I could not use them.  icon_frown

I had a different set and bought these to replace them.  Hopefully, when my replacement drum kit arrives, I can transfer them with no sticky loss.
13192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Peripheral Problems on: June 30, 2008, 09:19:35 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 30, 2008, 08:57:49 PM

Quote from: jersoc on June 30, 2008, 08:50:39 PM

welcome the world of crappy pads! do you have a QM set? You can always penny mod it. that's what I had to do. Also socks and the rubber band works well I hear.

QM Set?  I don't follow...


I just found this out recently and just got off the phone with EA Support about it.

If you look on the bottom of your drum pads, you'll see a number printed with a set of letters. I have the old set, the EL set, which is the original set and has noted problems.  The most recent is the SL.  The QM is the middle set. 

Here's the link I used.  http://www.rockbandmods.net/drums/rock-band-drum-version-guide

BTW, EA just extended the warranty.  I'm getting a replacement pad within a week.
13193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/30) on: June 30, 2008, 08:40:06 PM
I'll probably get Soul Calibur.
13194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: June 30, 2008, 03:12:30 PM
The only thing I would really love from the in-game XMB is the ability to check the internet whithout leaving a game.  I realize that's probably impossible, with memory restrictions, but imagine leaving GameFAQs up while playing something, even if it was limited to old PS2 games.  Wow, I'd love that.

Well, of course I've now actually watched the video and realize this exists, to a degree.  I'll just have to get there through Google, I guess.
13195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/30) on: June 30, 2008, 03:10:12 PM
I may do Trauma Center, but my DS has been acting wonky on the sides, so it's not as precise as it used to be.
13196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: June 30, 2008, 03:08:01 PM
IN - stand alone game.  

Please, please me with the Beatles.  Oh, yeah.

Quote from: CeeKay on June 30, 2008, 03:07:45 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on June 30, 2008, 03:01:59 PM

Quote from: IGN
While Harmonix has yet to reveal the number of tracks included on the RB2 disc, with the inclusion of all the previously released DLC, the set list at launch may top 300 songs.

Mother of god ...

Beatles?? maybe?

I did see something last week about various unnamed companies trying to license Beatles stuff for videogames.  I can't remember where though.

That was even in the mainstream news, which is where I first saw the RB2 announcement, too!
13197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Ninja Gaiden 2 on: June 27, 2008, 11:45:42 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on June 27, 2008, 11:31:45 PM

I just don't know what to make of Autistic Angel's comments. He clearly understands the game, but his description of the game difficulty is significantly different than most professional review sites, which use adjectives such as "brutal", "punishing" and "unforgiving".

I want to believe Autistic Angel, but I'm concerned that he is a "natural" at fighting games, so to him everything is actually easier than it is for the other 90% of the population. On the original Xbox certain people kept saying that Ninja Gaiden wasn't that difficult once you got a few combos down , and took some time to practice. I took their advice, got manhandled repeatedly, and could never finish the game. Turned out to be one of the most frustrating titles I ever played.

Ironically, I played the demo of Ninja Gaiden 2 on the easier difficulty and I never used a health item, and didn't even come close to dying once. So now I'm just conflicted. The demo seems to back up Autistic Angel's comments, by every damned review site is stating the opposite. I'd really love to grab this one, because I enjoyed the demo. But at times I still wake up in the dead of night trembling over the raping I took in the previous game.

That's kind of what I was saying earlier.  I'm not sure I'd believe comments about a game's difficulty from someone who's burned all of the moves from the last game into his subconscious and can pull them off in his sleep.  Angel's sense of "easy" may be a little far from the mark of Joe Average.

Not to say his comments weren't well thought out and don't have me toying with getting the game anyway.
13198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Ninja Gaiden 2 on: June 27, 2008, 08:43:54 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 27, 2008, 05:29:29 PM


By the way, I completed the game on Warrior this weekend and immediately started a second play through to get Dragon Sword Mastery...I've completed Ninja Gaiden, NG: Black and NG: Sigma a total of over a dozen times...


Ninja Gaiden II is tailor-made for all the people who found the original appealing, but too punishing to enjoy. 


I'm not sure these two thoughts go together, exactly.

13199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Ticket to Ride Discussion on: June 27, 2008, 08:37:52 PM
I gotta say that Lost Cities was not good.  That was too bare bones, IMO, and lacked any kind of oomph or polish.  While Ticket to Ride may not be near Catan or even Uno, I think it's way above Lost Cities.  I agree that it doesn't have a lot of oomph, but I don't know that it needed it.  I feel that the game could use more of an overview.  I rarely feel like I have a good overall impression of what my opponent might be doing, unlike in the board game.  Still, I bought it and expect to play it.
13200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: worst parts of great games. on: June 26, 2008, 08:47:43 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 18, 2008, 02:04:40 PM

Lot's of people will say Hades in God of War (I'm not one of them).

I am one of them.  I just finished God of War for the first time and specifically hunted this thread down.  Man that was one annoying level.  I spent over an hour on the logs alone.
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