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13201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL/PSN]Star Wars :The Force Unleashed demo Impressions on: August 22, 2008, 05:00:32 AM
Loved it.  The demo made me grin spontaneously, which doesn't happen often.  Honestly, even though I knew it was possible, throwing a TIE made me giddy.  Not a fan of button presses, but I am a huge fan of what happened as a result of those presses.  NICE.

One thing I loved was walking along a walkway with TIE zipping past and firing every once in a while.  I bent one of the support beams outward.  Next TIE to come along=KABOOM.  It's crap like that that'll make this game.

I just hope they can keep the Holy Shit moments coming through the whole game.
13202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] EyePet on: August 21, 2008, 11:11:02 PM
I ended the vid early by accident.  Is there a release date?
13203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - looking better and better (CES 2008 vid) on: August 21, 2008, 03:23:54 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 21, 2008, 03:28:56 AM

Did you see the play through of the construction site level Bullwinkle?  It's a play through of an actual developer created level.

Here, let me post for you actual developer levels that have gameplay not just creation.

And honestly, alongside all of the many developer levels strung together in a campaign, you'll also get additional develop levels later, and an entire community creating and ranking levels.  As such you'll always know

Some gameplay from the first party of the Junkyard Jamboree level:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38714.html

A boss battle at the end of Junkyard Jamboree:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36988.html
or in HD:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36989.html

An example of a simpler mini-game style of level.  The goal is to survive as long as possible to get the highest score on the board:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38708.html

Keep in mind that the development of all these tools that players can use to create also helped make it easier for developers to come up with a lot of cool levels for players to play.

I've seen some other gameplay vids.  I was really talking about that particular video.  Apart from building the monster (which, to me, seems akin to set-up for a complicated boardgame-the kind where it takes you an hour before you're even ready to do anything-but without the gameplay that follows all of that set-up), there wasn't anything that made me even think this was a game.  So to watch it and say, "Wow, that's my most anticipated game..." is just something I don't get.  Not in a judgy way, except in that it's making me wonder about myself.  What the hell am I missing?

I love platformers.  I would probably f around with the construction for an hour or so and never, ever come back to it.  If there is enough gameplay to satisfy me, I'll be in.  I would no doubt download the highest rated levels by people who love f-ing around with the construction.  I'd prefer a story, something to give me a sense that I'm progressing, but I don't need one.  Not every game needs that.  My fear, though, no matter how many times I've heard that the designers are putting in a full game, is that we'll get, like, a dozen levels all saying, "Look at the kind of thing you can do" and then the distinct impression that they're leaving it up to the community to use the tools.  For me, tools aren't gameplay.
13204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Tide of Iron and Wings of War on: August 21, 2008, 03:12:35 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 21, 2008, 01:35:56 PM

I played Tide of Iron once with Snow and loved it.  I thought the rules were the closest I've ever come to a board game version of the old microsoft "Close Combat" series.  Really, really fun.

And Twilight Imperium on XBLA?  Sheesh, I'd be begging you guys to play every night.   icon_wink

IIRC, Close Combat itself was based on Squad Leader (or ASL).
13205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 controller redesign on: August 21, 2008, 03:07:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 21, 2008, 02:48:25 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 21, 2008, 01:39:31 PM

Quote from: HankRaptor on August 21, 2008, 12:31:00 PM

My favorite controller ever.   Now either I dont play games that utilize the D pad.. But the current d-pad never bothered me.

The D-pad sucks balls...plain and simple.

wait.. if it did that at least it would have some redeeming quality  icon_twisted

Especially if you used that controller with the two sticks on one side, assuming you used CeeKay's control method.
13206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - looking better and better (CES 2008 vid) on: August 21, 2008, 02:44:03 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on August 21, 2008, 01:05:35 AM

SACKZILLA!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXp4ednGYcc

Shaping up to look like my GOTY...

Is there a game in there somewhere?

Honestly, the more I see, the less I get.  This really may not be for me. 

Sure looks pretty.
13207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 controller redesign on: August 20, 2008, 09:17:43 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 20, 2008, 08:17:21 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 20, 2008, 07:59:29 PM

hmm,i just read somewhere that...it is meant to look exactly the same,except green,but the D-pad is looser so it can be moved easier in the direction you want it to

But that isn't the problem. The problem is that d-pad hits the 'wall' inside the controller. That won't fix anything.

But maybe that's what they mean by "looser."  That they did the same fix as home users have, just sanded out the d-pad rim.  Or widened it.
13208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Tide of Iron and Wings of War on: August 20, 2008, 06:50:47 PM
I love that this trend of bringing board games to XBLA is continuing.  Interesting to see it starting on PSN, too.

Not sure if Wings of War will translate as well, though.  Part of the joy is moving the little pieces.  I feel like it might feel bogged down on a console.
13209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 controller redesign on: August 20, 2008, 05:24:48 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 20, 2008, 05:04:05 PM

Bullwinkle-c'mon you know thats Bullshit,who's told you that?...it wouldnt suprise me that it gets announced here in Europe,but released in America first..all of this that has been announced today(the SONY stuff as well) i am betting will be released in North America as well


as for 8 directions,i dont really need 8 directions,but i do need 4 seperate directions,and not one big button for a D-Pad,i have been having a lot of trouble with my controllers recently(my Halo 3 RB doesnt work anymore..and the controller i spilt beer on 3-4 months ago..and then i washed it in the Bathroom sink has started to work again now,but i am worried it will die on me again)



and no,i dont play 'football ' games i would rather watch it,and scream at the TV that way icon_smile retard


I read it on ShackNews: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/54286

The headline reads "Redesigned Xbox 360 Controller Has Better D-Pad, Is Not Arriving in North America"

Quote
Said to be "optimized" for Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series, the green controller is billed as a "a limited edition promotional item that is only available in Europe, Asia and Latin America while supplies last," the company told Eurogamer.

I remember you saying you're not a soccer/football fan now, MO, sorry! 
13210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 controller redesign on: August 20, 2008, 04:51:51 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 20, 2008, 04:31:57 PM

when i first read this i screamed,i love the 360 controller...but if you could change one thing,what would it be??


thats right,the D-Pad,well apparently,a new design has been spotted of the 360 controller,and it has a new D-pad


http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=195683


Quote
slightly redesigned Xbox 360 controller has been spotted on the show floor of the Leipzig Games Convention, sporting a new, more responsive d-pad.


While aesthetically identical to the previous Xbox 360 controller model (apart from being green in colour), our man on the floor reports that the d-pad on the new one is massively improved, sporting a full eight-way directional input as opposed to the previous's four.

The coloured pad is on demo booths playing Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, which we're told benefits greatly from the better d-pad.

This slight redesign should also work wonders with beat-em-ups such as Street Fighter IV and Xbox Live Arcade titles, which have been suffering badly with the current 360 controller's dodgy directional pad.

Our man in Germany has snapped some pics of the new pad and we'll have them on the internet for you shortly...



hopefully this will improve games like super puzzle fighter,and tetris



Yeah, great.  Except we here in the States aren't getting it, apparently.

Enjoy it, MO, with your "football" gaming.
13211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best news of the day! [YDKJ] on: August 19, 2008, 04:37:56 PM
Those initials get you as excited as the did me?

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/08/19/jellyvision-getting-back-into-the-games-biz/


Quote
As new head of Jellyvision Games Mike Bilder said in a recent release, the company's mission is now to "build huge new brands that run on every platform that makes sense -- the three consoles, PC, mobile, handheld, coin-op, Vegas. And, of course, we're going to start by truly reincarnating You Don't Know Jack."

Bold added by me, but it needs to be shouted from the rooftops!
13212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "Kudos for Gamestop" or "My God, Some People are Stupid" on: August 19, 2008, 04:33:55 PM
Well, it reminds me a bit of a parent who will say, "Look, my high school kid is going to drink alcohol.  I would rather they did it in my home where I can at least keep an eye on them, than out somewhere, especially if they have to drive."  I actually think this is a good idea.  Better than a clueless parent who either assumes their kid doesn't drink or one who adopts a don't ask/don't tell policy.

However, it doesn't sound like this woman is going to sit down with her child and talk about what he's played or seen.  She's just an idiot.

Kids do mature differently, and there is something to be said for the allowing it in a controlled environment situation.  Still, I think you'd be hard-pressed to find an 8 year old who was ready for GTA.

My parents started letting me see R rated movies when I was twelve.  But there were some caveats.  I could only see horror films, and I had to tell them about the movies.  This was after my dad, after careful consideration, took me to see Alien .  When I made it through that fine, he realized I was ready.  

The following year, kids were sneaking out behind their parents backs to see Little Darlings (some even seemed to have permission).  I wasn't allowed to go, and, though I was jealous, I never attempted to go myself.  My parents had given me enough freedom, and I felt like they were right in their assessment of me.

If this woman had put that much thought into it, I'd have some respect for her, but it sounds like she's just taking the easy road.

Good job on the Gamestop employee, though.
13213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL/PSN]Star Wars :The Force Unleashed demo this thursday?..really this tim on: August 19, 2008, 04:02:03 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 18, 2008, 04:24:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 18, 2008, 03:18:19 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 18, 2008, 02:53:04 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 18, 2008, 07:26:08 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 17, 2008, 09:55:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 17, 2008, 05:27:25 PM

man, if you're wrong again.... PAIN!!!  LOTS OF PAIN!!!!!  mad

+1

+ 2...oh wait..no

but if i'm right....what do i get??
(and don't say a demo of star wars,LOL)

you get not being beat and teabagged by leo.

Ooh, can I get that, too?

I'll see if I can find my Master Chief costume

Aaagh!  No, wait, I signed up for the not being beat and teabagged.  Oh, noes...
13214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/18) on: August 18, 2008, 03:24:43 PM
1Ups review is out: C-

Quote
At the very least, the cyber-Norse concept of Too Human is a good one that's worth exploring further, just not in this context. The game is simply schizophrenic; it attempts to be all things to all people and never succeeds in executing any of them well. The end result is in dire need of polish and focus, and that doesn't solely apply to gameplay mechanics. There's absolutely no reason why a game released in 2008 should have a bug where characters can fall through solid ground and into some pseudoabyss.

http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3169393&p=4

I'm not expecting reviews to be good, either.  I was kind of planning to wait, but maybe everything came together in the final product.
13215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL/PSN]Star Wars :The Force Unleashed demo this thursday?..really this tim on: August 18, 2008, 03:18:19 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 18, 2008, 02:53:04 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 18, 2008, 07:26:08 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 17, 2008, 09:55:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 17, 2008, 05:27:25 PM

man, if you're wrong again.... PAIN!!!  LOTS OF PAIN!!!!!  mad

+1

+ 2...oh wait..no

but if i'm right....what do i get??
(and don't say a demo of star wars,LOL)

you get not being beat and teabagged by leo.

Ooh, can I get that, too?
13216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/18) on: August 18, 2008, 03:17:17 PM
Like everyone is saying, I'm in on Galaga if it's half as good as either Pac-man CE or Space Invaders Extreme.

If the reviews are good on Too Human, I'll get it, otherwise I'll wait 'til it drops.

I will get at least Duran Duran for RB, maybe Devo, too.

R&C is going to have to wait.  I'm playing through the series and am only on 2.  I have the next gen R&C, but stopped playing so I could do the others.

On VC this week is Megaman!!! and Neo Turf Masters.  Wiiware has Midnight Pool, which is cool on cell phones.
13217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: August 18, 2008, 03:10:02 PM
Yeah, I saw that, MO, when I cruised back through (wish I had done that earlier...I'd forgotten about the d-pad sneak thing).  I guess it didn't strike me as quite as earth shattering as it did others.  The whole thing with
Spoiler for Hiden:
the boss and her double agent deal was very nicely done, but I can't say it was a surprise.
13218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: August 18, 2008, 02:19:38 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 17, 2008, 12:47:30 PM

You realize that the end of MGS3 throws a monkey wrench into the whole story of MGS, right?

???
...
Explain.

EDIT TO ADD: I went back through this forum, are you talking about
Spoiler for Hiden:
the whole black and white are really shades of grey thing?  That was more of a subtle undercurrent than a blow-the-hinges-off-the-door, turn-the-world-on-its-head thing.  I feel like that greyness has always been there, to a degree.  Very few characters are mustache-twirling pure-evil bad guys throughout, but even if you just look at MGS3, the Boss is a nice, complex character right from the beginning, and that makes her a difficult "villain" to dislike entirely.  She's fairly clearly got some opposing motivations going on, even from the early parts of the game.
13219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] Yakuza 2 gets release date for US on: August 17, 2008, 10:37:46 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on August 17, 2008, 09:45:24 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on August 17, 2008, 06:28:56 PM

I'm finishing up Chapter 7 right now so I'm getting there biggrin

The fighting may be somewhat simplistic, with some annoying bits here and there, but using Heat moves totally redeem a mediocre fighting system!  Forgot how cool it is to choke a dude with a golf club...

i was really glad i finished it - one of the most memorable action/adventure ps2 games, imo. great story, characters, & especially great villains, with goro majima, the guy mark hamill does the vocals for, in particular smile (&, according to the wiki entry, he does make a reappearance in y2)...

How long did it take you?

I was cruising along, but then I hit Chapter 4, when the city opened up, and things slowed down a lot.

I feel like I'm mostly overpowered (certainly in street fights), but I'd hate to plow through and start getting my ass handed to me.
13220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] Yakuza 2 gets release date for US on: August 17, 2008, 06:05:13 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on August 17, 2008, 03:39:26 PM

Still working my way through the first one - trying to get it done before this one comes out.  And then hopefully they bring the prequel stateside for the PS3...

I am, too.  I forgot it was coming September 9!  Holy crap, that's soon.
13221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 17, 2008, 06:03:34 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on August 17, 2008, 02:02:32 PM



The polygons on the painted mustache would slow the game to a crawl.
13222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: August 17, 2008, 03:48:04 AM
Well, I finished 3.  Good, but not great, IMO.  Better than a lot of games, for sure, but, for me, it wasn't the best in the series.

Maybe it was overhyped, maybe it just didn't connect with me.  I had to take a break for about a month.  As a result, I had completely forgotten about
Spoiler for Hiden:
the whole ADAM/EVA thing - they completely abandoned that for a long time, it seems
, so that reveal lost a lot of impact for me. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I played it.  It's a good game.  There are some kick ass sequences towards the end of the game, but I was not blown away by it.
13223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bionic Commando :Rearmed on: August 16, 2008, 05:50:24 AM
1st of all, go here: http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,28629.0.html

EDIT TO ADD:  Ooh, circly. retard
13224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Um...Bigfoot body?! on: August 16, 2008, 12:34:22 AM
It's pretty well debunked already.  Someone found a costume with the exact same nose.

http://www.thehorrordome.com/HDSHOPPINGPROPS/SasquatchLARGE.htm



Also, I saw the documentary video the "expert" released.  That guy has charlatan written all over him.
13225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: August 15, 2008, 11:20:32 PM

Quote from: CSL on August 15, 2008, 11:07:19 PM

Ugh - no on all of those.

I would prefer nothing popular from the eighties ever make their way onto DLC.

Hey, here's an idea: Don't download them. 

13226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: August 15, 2008, 06:13:24 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on August 15, 2008, 06:00:47 PM

Next week brings us Duran Duran and Devo!

Quote
TRACKS:

Devo - "Girl U Want" (new original recording) - 160 MSP - $1.99

Devo - "Through Being Cool" (new original recording) - 160 MSP - $1.99

Duran Duran - "Girls on Film" - 160 MSP - $1.99

Duran Duran - "Rio" - 160 MSP - $1.99

The Janitors - "Get Your Rock On" - 80 MSP - $0.99

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71443

I'm pretty certain I'm getting none of these!

All over Duran Duran.  I may get the Devo songs, but I'm not keen on new recordings (one step up from covers, IMO).
13227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Um...Bigfoot body?! on: August 15, 2008, 05:25:54 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2563307/Bigfoot-body-discovery-dismissed-as-a-hoax.html



Bullshit or not.  You decide.
13228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: August 15, 2008, 03:20:58 PM
Sorry for the double post, but, wow, there are a lot of spoilers on this page. eek
13229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: August 15, 2008, 03:20:09 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on August 15, 2008, 12:03:44 AM

MGS3 is going to blow you away.


I wouldn't say that.  As others pointed out, MGS 3 takes a long, long time to get going.  Honestly, I didn't start liking it until I finally left the jungle.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Basically, after The End.
  I had stopped playing for a while, in fact, because I wasn't grooving on it.  There were some moments earlier that were okay, but there weren't a lot of holy shit moments like there seemed to be in MGS 2.  Granted, once I left the jungle, I started getting blown away. 
Spoiler for Hiden:
I finally committed to loving the game during The Sorrow boss "fight."  It just ramps up from there.
  But that's only the last third or so of the game.  That's a very, very long time to playing a game that's just okay or even pretty good.

I still have the last stage to go.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I'm going to find The Boss.
  Given past games, anything could happen between now and then (some things I may even suspect
Spoiler for Hiden:
Luke and Leia much?
, but I'm sure there are many that I won't). At this point, I still rate MGS2 over 3, just because 3 seems like they piled all the good shit at the end.
13230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Conan worth $20? on: August 13, 2008, 06:31:30 PM
If you're into the Conan world, it can be mindless fun.  I enjoyed it and would say it's worth $20, as long as you know what you're getting into.
13231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bionic Commando Rearmed Impressions on: August 13, 2008, 06:30:01 PM
This game is a lot of fun.  I also enjoyed the snarky demo comments.
13232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 13, 2008, 03:17:30 AM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 01:19:53 AM

Quote from: Nth Power on August 13, 2008, 12:48:48 AM

No new releases, but I picked up Rock Band and a guitar in preparation for RB2.

Why wouldn't you just wait for the superior instruments that will come out in Rock Band 2 and then go pick up the first one?  Why, oh God, WHY?!?!?!?!?!?

I think Nth just got the game, not the whole set.  Thus picking up the guitar with it.
13233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Too Human demo coming next week on: August 13, 2008, 03:16:34 AM

Quote from: KePoW on August 13, 2008, 12:30:08 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 12, 2008, 04:10:31 PM

I have a hunch that, much like the demo comments here and elsewhere, the game reviews are going to be all over the place.  It just seems to be a polarizing game.  That said, those types of games don't often sell well, so I'll be surprised if we see the sequels that are planned.

Isn't the game basically like a Diablo action-rpg type?  Where do you get that they don't sell well, or is it not akin to Diablo at all?

Well, a couple of things.  Diablo sells well.  Diablo type games?  Not necessarily.  Also, that sells well on PC. 

But that's not even the point.  I think you misread my comment.  I wasn't saying Diablo-type games don't sell well.  I was saying games that are polarizing don't sell well. 

The comments about the demo and online reviewers who played a near final version have been all over the place.  The company is extremely popular, but only with core gamers, near as I can tell.  And the long wait for this means the anticipation is so high that it may never live up to it.  It seems to have fallen short for many already.
13234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Siren: Blood Curse on: August 12, 2008, 11:09:52 PM

Quote from: Chaz on August 12, 2008, 10:24:10 PM

Once you've bought it, you should be able to re-download it any time you want to, so you don't even have to store it.  I think it also supports downloading as you go, so you can wait to download chapter 2 until you finish chapter 1, and then you can download it from in-game (or so I've heard, I haven't tried yet).

It looks like you can erase anything except the first episode set.  And you can download any episode set you bought any time you want.

I'm through Chapter 4, and it gets better and better, IMO.  The graphics are too grainy and dark and the control is not ideal, but they somehow add to the gameplay.

I just played through a very creepy level:
Spoiler for Hiden:
A little girl is chased by a former friend into a broken down hospital and she has to get to the employee stairs, avoiding zombie nurses and ducking into a boiler at one point.  Reminded me of Silent Hill 2.  Good stuff.
13235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 12, 2008, 10:24:07 PM
Aw, but now I want a Gotham City GTA.
13236  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [POLL]360 game installs on: August 12, 2008, 07:17:25 PM
Hey, jersoc, it looks like The Grue said what you said.  You should sue for plagarism.
13237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 12, 2008, 06:18:35 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 12, 2008, 05:35:25 PM

line rider.  saw a pretty cool commercial with that in the background.  why no ds version?  this would be a great little drawing game on the go.

There is a DS version.  Comes out the same day, too.
13238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 12, 2008, 06:18:06 PM

Quote from: drake113 on August 12, 2008, 06:00:15 PM

Hmmm... On the surface, it sounds kinda cool, but I have my doubts.  First off, consider people like Superman and Spider-Man-- give them a sandbox city to play in and it works because the act of them going somewhere in Metropolis or New York is, in and of itself, pretty exciting.  In fact, one of my favorite parts of the Spider-Man series has always been web slinging, and pretty much the only thing I remember liking on Superman Returns was hyperflight. 

In Batman's case, though, they don't really rely on showing him getting from point A to point B because showing him leave the Batcave, get in the Batmobile, drive to the police station, park, get out, scale the side of the building, and creep into Commissioner Gordon's office is not remotely as cool as him just suddenly stepping out of the shadows behind Commissioner Gordon to finish his sentence for him.

Also, the idea of Batman out and about, patrolling Gotham seems kinda... I dunno... beneath him.  I mean, I get Spider-Man going out on patrol and looking for trouble, stopping purse snatchers and what not, but Batman?  It always seemed to me that when he leaves the Batcave, he's got a pretty good idea about where he's going and who he expects to find when he gets there.  He's much more proactive than reactive, you know?

That being said, I've loved Pandemic since the days of Battlezone, so if it has to be a sandbox game, at least it's in good hands.


Batman frequently goes on patrol in the comics.  He seems to often take out random thugs.  Not to mention that he often has to beat information out of punks.  Also, depending on how they're going about this, he doesn't always just cruise around in the Batmobile.  In the books and cartoons, he swings around on a grapple and wire that, frankly, is remarkably similar (if a little more disbelief suspending) to Spidey's web swinging.
13239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Too Human demo coming next week on: August 12, 2008, 04:10:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 12, 2008, 03:18:52 PM

Quote from: Gratch on August 12, 2008, 11:43:59 AM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on August 12, 2008, 07:14:58 AM

Game Informer review 6.75 out of 10.

That's like a 3.5 from a respectable review site/magazine  eek

Ouch.  This one is going to be pending reviews and/or feedback for me, so that's not a good start.

OK, maybe I should stop by GS and cancel my pre-order so I can wait and see too.

I have a hunch that, much like the demo comments here and elsewhere, the game reviews are going to be all over the place.  It just seems to be a polarizing game.  That said, those types of games don't often sell well, so I'll be surprised if we see the sequels that are planned.
13240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 12, 2008, 12:28:00 AM

Quote from: disarm on August 11, 2008, 10:53:17 PM

maybe Bionic Commando...will wait to see a few opinions first though...

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