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13241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 28, 2008, 04:34:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 28, 2008, 04:32:23 PM

I wish I could be so easily satisfied as some of you then, maybe I wouldn't feel like I just threw away the $60.  With the quality of games I've played in this last year, I see no need to put up with the shortcomings of this game.

I also was put off right at the beginning when the exact same bump mapping texture was used on the external shots of the sub and then on the stone walls in the sewer. 

Yeah, it's nice to be simple and easily appealed.  Happy to be one of the masses.  It must be tough to be so geared for perfection. icon_wink
13242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 28, 2008, 04:19:17 PM

Quote from: The_Man on March 28, 2008, 03:14:46 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 27, 2008, 10:32:43 AM

I played a couple more hours last night and twice I had to stop and force myself to continue.  There's a scene in the sewars that's completely dark (even with brightness up a couple notches) where you get no less than 8 wave of badguys in cramped quarters coming at you.  You can't really see them and when they get close and you are near a wall the camera zooms in so all you see is the back of your dude and the back of his head.  Then when you take damage you get a bit of red mixed in with the blackness that makes it even harder to see.

The ability to buy weapons and customize them is pretty cool, but mostly irrelevant if controlling the weapons is such a pain.

I will say that guiding the glaive around in bullet time is a blast, if that's all you had to do in the game I'd play Duck Hunt - Glaive Edition.

I'm more than willing to sell the game to any of you who are seriously wanting to try it or think it'd be a good game for you.  As long as you know what you're getting into.  I'd just hate to take the $35 sting for a couple days of miserable gaming experiences if I trade it in for $25 frown There has to be someone who would actually enjoy this piece of crap slywink

I actually quite like it.  I am in chapter 4 now and have been having a blast.  There are a few of those Resident Evil moments in the sewers and I died a couple of times in there, but I eventually got through it.  Great atmosphere and a very cool weapon are making this one a surprise hit for me.  Meleeing someone with the glaive is great because you get to do a finisher with the B button most of the time and finishers are very brutal and look cool as hell.  It's no Gears of War, but then again Gears didn't have a weapon as cool as the glaive either.  As long as it doesn't get overly repetitive, I can see me finishing this one.  While it's no game of the year candidate, it certainly isn't the dog a few people have made it out to be.  I would say it's a solid 7.5 to 7.8 game if I had to give it a score.

I'm with The man on this one.  I only just got to the sewers (Chapter 3), but I was only expecting to play one chapter.  I would have kept going, too, but I had to sleep. 

Once I got the Glaive, I think I used a gun a small handful of times.  Sometimes it's quicker to throw it and then use the pistol to finish someone off, but it's more fun to just wait and use the Glaive again.  The G doesn't have a long range,so you might benefit from firing on someone at a distance, but it's usually better to close in on them and throw.  Other weapons you pick up have some sort of bio-lock on them and are only useful for a ridiculously short time (they beep and then pop in your hands).  Basically, it's a game design to let you know that your supposed to use the Glaive.  And that's not a problem, because it's incredible fun to use.  Really, it's the point of the game. 

The game is highly polished, too.  I've seen complaints about the story, but I like it.  At least it has something linking the levels together.  There have been a few Holy Crap! moments, too, which is always fun.  My only complaint in this department is that the lead does kind of look like a One Tree Hill extra, as X-Play put it.  At least his eyes aren't pushed out too far on the sides of his head like the dude in Condemned 2 (I don't remember him looking quite so freaky in the first one).  With his pasty skin, that guy looks like a washed up fish.

Dark Sector is a solid game, IMO.  I can see myself playing straight through to the end, which doesn't happen often in the FPS genre for me.
13243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 27, 2008, 04:27:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 27, 2008, 03:59:58 PM

Quote from: CSL on March 27, 2008, 05:43:35 AM

Only disappointment so far is the inability to play with peeps on my friends list.

I haven't fired this up yet, but you're stuck playing with the <shudder> general public?  I'vealready had my yearly quota of racist homophobia this year  icon_frown

Gaybo.
13244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viking: Battle for Asgard Intro Movie on: March 27, 2008, 03:40:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 27, 2008, 03:25:03 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 27, 2008, 03:31:17 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 27, 2008, 12:39:27 AM

Ok I got it, going to divide my time with this and Dark Sector tonight.

Okay, but post your impressions tonight or before I get to the store tomorrow.  So, set your alarm.  Do it!

so, where's the impressions?  did Kato end up in the hospital again or is the game just that good he was up all night playing it?


KAAAAAATO!!!!!
13245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 27, 2008, 02:51:05 PM

Quote from: ras752000 on March 27, 2008, 02:35:22 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 26, 2008, 10:46:49 PM

Another group suggestion:  Steely Dan.

I was listening to "Reeling in the Years" today and getting off on the guitar riffs.  Not sure what the bass is doing in that song, but they've usually got a lot going on in their songs.
I love Steely Dan (just started playing "Reeling" on my PSP since you conjured it up) . . . I'm afraid some people might have a knee-jerk reaction that "This ain't keyboard hero!!!" . . . but the right songs where Walter Becker was showcased would be great choices . . . i.e. Reeling, bodhisattva, Don't take me alive.

Bodhisattva was one I was thinking about. "FM" would also be great and possibly "Do It Again."

Yeah, there are keyboard sections, but then I thought about songs like "Won't Get Fooled Again" with that epic no-one-doing-anything section (I swear the bassist looked at his watch in one playthrough), and the guitar sections of "Reeling" (especially the opening) are so kick ass that it wouldn't matter.


Also, I think Funk is sadly underrepresented.  There are some Funk tunes that just rock.  Sly and the Family Stone come to mind.  Maybe I'm just feeling 70's nostalgia right now, though.
13246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Universe at War: Earth Assault on: March 27, 2008, 01:16:29 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on March 27, 2008, 12:36:14 PM

I picked up the 360 version yesterday.  I played through the first few tutorial campaign missions last night.  Very early impressions of the interface are positive.  It seems very easy to direct units and get to places on the map.  The graphics are pretty bad. But the factions seem interesting and very diverse.  I tried to play a quickmatch on Live but there didn't seem to be anyone else online.  icon_eek

Hopefully I'll have more impressions later tonight.

Thanks.  I'd read some other impressions online that seemed to be thinking in a similar way, so I'm going to pick this up today, despite my concern that there are no reviews yet (I think maybe they're waiting to test the multiplayer with the masses).  I always like to wait to hear from someone here first, so thanks again.
13247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viking: Battle for Asgard Intro Movie on: March 27, 2008, 03:31:17 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 27, 2008, 12:39:27 AM

Ok I got it, going to divide my time with this and Dark Sector tonight.

Okay, but post your impressions tonight or before I get to the store tomorrow.  So, set your alarm.  Do it!
13248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Universe at War: Earth Assault on: March 27, 2008, 03:29:31 AM
Has anyone picked this up yet?  Where are the impressions?!
13249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 26, 2008, 10:46:49 PM
Another group suggestion:  Steely Dan.

I was listening to "Reeling in the Years" today and getting off on the guitar riffs.  Not sure what the bass is doing in that song, but they've usually got a lot going on in their songs.
13250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 5 confirmed for Xbox 360 on: March 26, 2008, 07:23:21 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 26, 2008, 05:31:21 PM

resident evil 4 was one of the very few titles i have actually liked on the Wii revolution...but even if number 5 does come out on it,it will still be the 360 version for me

and yeah i think it is chris redfield(is he the one who has the sister..or is that the valentines....its getting a bit character heavy now this series...who was the one who betrayed tham all?.....argghhh)

I really loved the Wii version of RE4, too.  I'm in a bit of a quandry now about which one to get, in fact.  I'm leaning toward the 360, though.
13251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viking: Battle for Asgard Intro Movie on: March 26, 2008, 04:59:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 26, 2008, 06:18:45 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 26, 2008, 04:27:02 AM

So to avoid further derailing the "What are you buying" thread, it looks like reviews for this one are kind of all over the board.  Checking out MetaCritic you can see a low score of 6/10 from GameDaily and a high of 9.5 from Play Magazine with some others filling out the middle for an average of 76%. 

After reading the reviews I think that while it may not be the ultimate epic I figure my love of vikings and action/adventure games means that I will be plenty satisfied.  My copy should arrive tomorrow or Thursday and I'm excited.

make sure to post your Vikings impressions when you get it.  The IGN review has me passing, but I didn't realize the reviews varied so wildly.

Well, Play magazine is pretty to look at, but pretty shallow, review-wise. 

Team XBox liked it (with an 82), but 1Up just slammed it hard with a D+. Ouch.  They said:
Quote
These battles don't last very long (10 minutes on average), but the game features an odd respawning system where dying puts you back at the last checkpoint, minus any items (health vials, bombs, axes) you used in the previous turn. In some cases this makes sense, like when you use an item and it leaves persistent damage to certain enemies on the battlefield, but in others it seems unnecessarily punishing to the player, since -- in the final boss battle, for instance -- you only get one shot to use these items, and if you die the battle becomes significantly more challenging.

Viking puts some nice ideas on the table with the epic battles and dragon summoning, not to mention the wealth of Nordic lore to dive into. But it's unfortunate that it does nothing more with them.

Of course, Games Radar gave it an 8.  They said:
Quote
You'll love
Visceral combat
Tightly-scripted story
Great controls
You'll hate
Sound lacks atmosphere
Too-simple puzzles
Struggling camera
13252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 25, 2008, 08:14:14 PM
Didn't notice much slowdown on my machine, either.

Are you experiencing it solely in Co-op, maybe?
13253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 25, 2008, 06:38:17 PM
I might go for the gnome if I play through again, someday, but that's not a first time through challenge, from what I've heard.
13254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 25, 2008, 06:37:17 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 25, 2008, 06:10:02 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 25, 2008, 06:01:51 PM

I just started the game about fifteen minutes ago, and already I have to say, the Stand By screen is great.

Bull-I can't connect to any game-it will say "joining" and the kick me back to the main screen-there is a little ticker on the top that says demand is high and we may see errors or something, so that might be it. If I can't get it to work in 10 or 15 minutes, I will likely give up. Oh, and how completely fucking awesome is the 60's NOLF themed menu music.

I do love the music.  Really great (though I got a little tired of it after a while).

I tried a non-ranked match, finally, and got right in.

I think this'll be a lot of fun.  It helps that I came in in the middle of a round and was the number 3 player by the end.  And in the second round I was holding at 2 until the server kicked us out. 

I'm not actually griping about those connection issues, though.  That's why it's called a Beta and not a demo, right?
13255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 25, 2008, 06:02:43 PM

Quote from: Farscry on March 25, 2008, 05:48:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 25, 2008, 05:06:00 PM

Someone had this happen to them before, but I've been looking at the leaderboards and I notice that some of my scores aren't ranked even though they are higher than the lowest totals.  Anyone know why that is?  My 360 is always connected to the net.

That's happened to me too, Leo. I've had some songs just not upload my scores to the leaderboards at times, which sucks when I really nail one. Tongue

Yeah, me, too.  I've 5-starred every song on Expert.  None of them loaded.
13256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 25, 2008, 06:01:51 PM
I just started the game about fifteen minutes ago, and already I have to say, the Stand By screen is great.
13257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 25, 2008, 05:05:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 25, 2008, 04:09:29 PM

so, who's going for the Gnome achievement in episode 2?

While I don't completely agree with Wonderpug's achievement grumpiness, I see his point.  Developers can take achievements too far.  From what I understand, the Gnome achievement is a perfect example.  I enjoyed the Sandtraps achievement (it's how I would have played anyway) and the Ravenholm one (I think playing through with a grav gun was much cooler than with a shotgun, persoanlly...I could always use the shotgun on a zombie later in the game).  I won't be going for the gnome.

However, I think the value of an achievement can give you an idea of how much a pain in the ass it's going to be.  Sometimes even the in-game description will tell you you will probably want to avoid it.  Like "Seriously..." in Gears of War (10,000 people killed in deathmatch) or The Club's "No, Seriously..." (10,001 people killed).
13258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 25, 2008, 03:43:04 PM

Quote from: jersoc on March 25, 2008, 10:07:33 AM

But yes, I seriously question  your music taste if you cannot find at ONE song of these 6 that you do not enjoy.

So, cancelling the negatives, you're saying you question the taste of someone who can find one song that they do enjoy.
13259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deca Sports (Wii) on: March 25, 2008, 03:38:06 PM
Looking forward to this.  Any idea on release?

Is this a Nintendo title?  Like, is it meant to be a sequel of sorts to Wii Sports, or is it just trying to cash in on that title?
13260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 25, 2008, 03:51:54 AM

Quote from: The Grue on March 25, 2008, 03:21:08 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 25, 2008, 03:09:52 AM


After having passed on Conan and Beowulf there is just no way I can not buy a game called Viking, and I have a feeling this is going to be better than either of those by a mile. 

That's not saying much.

I actually like Conan quite a bit.  Not GOTY or anything, but it's a lot of fun for what it is. 
13261  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Sonic title 'announced' on: March 25, 2008, 02:56:11 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 25, 2008, 12:49:50 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 24, 2008, 09:25:23 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 24, 2008, 08:32:44 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 24, 2008, 02:07:42 PM

Does anyone even want more Sonic games?

Hell yes, I'm all for remaking classing games in new graphics but retaining the classic gameplay. I forsee a new trend.

You can backsee an already started trend.  Witness Prince of Persia (on XBLA) or Conker or the already announced 1942 or Street Fighter games.

Bionic Commando Re-Armed.

I knew there was an XBLA game I was forgetting about...
13262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 24, 2008, 10:13:46 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 24, 2008, 10:01:05 PM

No interest in the NG:DS eh? Surprising.

I'm surprised by that, too (though, as I mentioned, it's the only game that has me locked IN).
13263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Sonic title 'announced' on: March 24, 2008, 09:25:23 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 24, 2008, 08:32:44 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 24, 2008, 02:07:42 PM

Does anyone even want more Sonic games?

Hell yes, I'm all for remaking classing games in new graphics but retaining the classic gameplay. I forsee a new trend.

You can backsee an already started trend.  Witness Prince of Persia (on XBLA) or Conker or the already announced 1942 or Street Fighter games.
13264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Who is your in game character? on: March 24, 2008, 09:22:38 PM
You know, I voted "easy on the eyes," but that's only true in some games (I have an all girl band in Rock Band, for example).  In RPGs, I always pick a good character.  Like Eel, I have a hard time playing evil if I have a choice.  I still beat myself up for taking the easy route in Bioshock.

My main character name has been Bullwinkle from way back when I first played the original Minesweeper on an office computer.  Unless Bullwinkle doesn't fit.  Then it's BW or Bwink (I usually use that for females).  The other characters usually have names like Rocky, Natasha, Boris, Nell, or Snidely.
13265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 24, 2008, 08:36:17 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 24, 2008, 04:07:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 24, 2008, 04:00:46 PM

OMGHI2U BOSTON SONG PAX! SO IN.

Since you've been out of the thread for a while, have you seen the new in-game music store yet?

I would love to see a DLC sales chart from Harmonix to see the sales spike after the store release.  I know I spent at least $20 after going through the song previews with my wife.

Yeah, I bought a few this weekend, too.  Makes a huge difference being able to hear the previews.  I love the store!  And the faster loading at game start is phenomenal.

On a song suggestion note:  I heard "And She Was" in the car today.  That would be a perfect, fairly easy one.  Toss a bunch of Talking Heads in there, while you're at it.  "Psycho Killer" anyone?

13266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 24, 2008, 08:28:48 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 24, 2008, 06:59:18 PM

VIKING!!! 

I might try out Dark Sector once it gets a price drop.

Don't you mean Vikings?
13267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Condemned 2 impressions on: March 24, 2008, 08:26:58 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 24, 2008, 08:24:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 24, 2008, 07:18:49 PM

I downloaded the demo for the PS3 and I was not impressed at all.  I never played the first game, so this was my intro to the series.  I've been a fan of Monolith games in the past, but this demo was bad.  Clunky movement, awkward weapon swinging.  Little oil gremlins that would attack me before my stupid wrench would swing.  Blech.

Did you play the first game? If not you need to put more time into it to adapt to the feel which is much different than other shooters. Give it time, my friend.

Did you read the post?
13268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Sonic title 'announced' on: March 24, 2008, 03:16:06 PM
There was a feeling of "finally" as I watched that.  There were a couple of spots where the camera seemed like it might still be a problem.  I know it's still way early to judge, but the fact that they're even thinking about playing with the camera like that worries me.
13269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 24, 2008, 03:11:21 PM
360:
Dark Sector
Universe at War: Earth Assault
Viking: Battle for Asgard

I'm interested in all three of these, but I need to see reviews on all of them.  They have the potential to be pretty good.

Wii:
Obscure: The Aftermath
Otomania
Opoona

I thought I was interested in all three Wii O titles, but I think the only one is Opoona.  I love the look of it, and I could use a Lite RPG on the Wii, but it's nunchuck-only control scheme seems like more than a gimick.  It seems like it'd be annoying.

DS:
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword

This is the only title I'm IN on.  Well, this and the Boston pack.
13270  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 23, 2008, 08:12:57 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 23, 2008, 04:34:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 23, 2008, 04:17:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 23, 2008, 04:06:14 PM

That sense of achievement is now acknowledged, Pavlov-style, by a little sound effect and a visual pop-up.  Plus a cool icon.

Triggering reward-center in brain = more fun, magically.

so gamers who love achievements are dogs.  gotcha  icon_twisted

Sounds about right to me

woof.
13271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Sonic title 'announced' on: March 23, 2008, 08:11:01 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 23, 2008, 07:40:49 PM

Maybe they'll take a cue from the upcoming Street Fighter and do a 3D engine with 2D gameplay.

Isn't that what was said they were doing?
13272  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 23, 2008, 04:06:14 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 23, 2008, 01:12:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 22, 2008, 10:40:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 22, 2008, 10:19:04 PM

Quote from: Laner on March 22, 2008, 02:33:16 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2008, 12:52:59 PM

Well, I won't harp long on my anti-achievement stance, but this is just such a great example of its problem.  Getting through Ravenholm with the grav gun should be fun because you got through Ravenholm with the grav gun, not because you'll unlock a small icon you'll never look at and get arbitrary points that don't do anything.
Who said the two have to be mutually exclusive?
Teggy did, at least for himself, when he said "Well I just did that for nothing."
Well, not really, because he didn't actually get the achievement.
When I made the post Teggy had not yet said he did indeed have fun with the grav gun run itself.  From his two posts prior his experience was "for nothing" and "a complete waste of time except for learning about radiators" since he didn't get the achievement.  In that case, if he had gotten the achievement I don't see how that would magically have made the grav gun run gameplay itself fun for him.

It's the pat on the back thing that was being discussed earlier.  Old school gaming was all about trying again and again until you beat a level.  That sense of achievement is now acknowledged, Pavlov-style, by a little sound effect and a visual pop-up.  Plus a cool icon.

Triggering reward-center in brain = more fun, magically.
13273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 23, 2008, 03:54:37 AM

Quote from: msduncan on March 23, 2008, 01:23:38 AM

I'm super excited about the Boston pack.

I have a wish list (forgive me -- I haven't read through this thread since I just got Rock Band tonight):

And U2 songs.    Is there a reason there are no U2 songs?
David Bowie Labyrinth songs!!! biggrin   Dance Magic Dance anyone?  biggrin
Some of the real classics -- like Johnny B. Goode

And why in sweet Jeebus's name isn't Sweet Home Alabama in this game???



My wife was screaming for Sweet Home Alabama herself recently.

I would love more Bowie, though I'm not sure about Labyrinth (loved that ST at the time, though).  I think Blue Jean would be phenomenal, game-play wise.

A friend's mother gave the game a shot today, and was sad there weren't more songs for her in there.  Johnny B. Goode would have been perfect.  Maybe Peggy Sue, too.  I guess bass might be a problem, though.

Give me more 80s, but not hair-metal, please.  People were aching for INXS earlier.  I'd love to see that.  And I think some Go-Gos would be goofy fun.
13274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 22, 2008, 10:40:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 22, 2008, 10:19:04 PM

Quote from: Laner on March 22, 2008, 02:33:16 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2008, 12:52:59 PM

Well, I won't harp long on my anti-achievement stance, but this is just such a great example of its problem.  Getting through Ravenholm with the grav gun should be fun because you got through Ravenholm with the grav gun, not because you'll unlock a small icon you'll never look at and get arbitrary points that don't do anything.
Who said the two have to be mutually exclusive?
Teggy did, at least for himself, when he said "Well I just did that for nothing."

Well, not really, because he didn't actually get the achievement.
13275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 22, 2008, 10:39:56 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 22, 2008, 08:59:29 PM

  Maybe the same ones that will bitch when the Zeppelin IV full album is released.  slywink

I just peed my pants.  ohpleaseohpleaseohplease...
13276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Smash Brothers Brawl Impressions on: March 22, 2008, 04:43:50 AM
The only issues with auto-handicap for me are that a) it takes a while to kick in and 2) you can't set it to stay on permanently.

I'm enjoying SSBB more than the last game, but my wife and her sister, who both absolutely loved the last one, don't seem to get any enjoyment out of this one.  Maybe it's less pick up and play.  There does seem to be a stronger feeling of chaos the first time you play over the last one.  I remember feeling like I had a decent idea what I was doing faster last time.
13277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 21, 2008, 04:18:10 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2008, 04:11:31 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 21, 2008, 03:56:40 PM

Quote from: KePoW on March 21, 2008, 05:14:44 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 21, 2008, 02:06:37 AM

Well, one could argue that even if you got the achievement, you did that for nothing.

that is, until Home comes out and has 'Accomplishments', right?  even though it's the same exact thing as Achievements...

...

You've unlocked Wonderment: JRPG Dots!



+300 wonderpoints!

Damnit!
13278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bully Patch for 360 out now! on: March 21, 2008, 04:00:43 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 21, 2008, 03:47:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 21, 2008, 03:32:21 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 21, 2008, 03:30:49 PM

meh,the last 10-11 hrs of the game was fine for me(i got the first freeze about 2hrs in,then another freeze 8 hrs in ),..this patch is a little too late as i finished the game and lent it to my sister to play

It's not too late for your sister, though, is it.

Is she metallic,too?


nah,she isnt even connected to LIVE,(she is a little lost when it comes to that,she thinks she has to pay for it,no matter how much i tell her thats just for online play)i told her to just save it a lot

and i have no idea what her 360 profile name is,she did tell me,and it wasnt very good,and i havent remembered it,prolly for the best,LOL

i loved this game,and i got about 92% altogether,because i didnt bother with the arcade machines or collected all the clothing,but i collected all the rubber bands,G+G cards and gnomes,last biology class is a killer

Hell, the first Biology class is tough, compared to the other classes.  It was the only one I had to redo.  I spent way too long figuring out what I was supposed to be doing (and didn't see the explanatory text at the bottom of the screen).  I'd only just cut out the heart when I ran out of time.

Here's a question:  I'm still very early in the game.  I'm basically playing through all the available classes and not doing much else until I finish those.  Does that seem like a good way to play?

Also, once I finish classes, am I basically not going to be truant any more for the rest of the game?
13279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Universe at War: Earth Assault on: March 21, 2008, 03:47:48 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on March 21, 2008, 02:06:01 PM

The game looks pretty interesting, I never gave it a second look when it came out for the PC in December. after watching the video demos and seeing the units and all the diversity they put into each individual unit on each fractions sounds pretty good.
Plus you can play PC vs 360 "seamlessly" so they say. The Video on the spot review looked pretty good and the menus for the 360 version look controller friendly enough. Unfortunately the kid playing the game for the interview don't know shit about the game he is representing. http://www.gamespot.com/video/939445/6188065/universe-at-war-earth-assault-on-the-spot-03-13-08-demo
Gamespot been sucking alot lately  icon_confused.
Have anyone every tried the past 360 RTS games with a mouse and keyboard?

I played most of them, though, oddly, I'm not an RTS guy.

C&C 3 really was a ton of fun, though, and easy to manage.  Even more streamlined than the already pretty functional LOTR game (the framerate was a huge problem for that one).  Plus, I was able to play on an easy enough level that it was more of an action game for me.  I always panic in RTS games that I'm going into a battle grossly underprepared.  So, I spend way too long overpreparing in that tank rush way and then obliterate the opposing forces.  It's just not as entertaining that way over the long haul, usually.  But C&C 3 has a campy fun story and moves at a pretty damn good pace.  I understand UaW has a similarly over the top story.

EDIT TO ADD: I just watched the video.  That d-pad snap-to-unit thing is an excellent idea.
13280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 21, 2008, 03:43:05 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2008, 03:00:56 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on March 21, 2008, 02:50:29 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 21, 2008, 02:17:09 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2008, 12:52:59 PM

Well, I won't harp long on my anti-achievement stance, but this is just such a great example of its problem.  Getting through Ravenholm with the grav gun should be fun because you got through Ravenholm with the grav gun, not because you'll unlock a small icon you'll never look at and get arbitrary points that don't do anything.

You know what, here you go:

Print this out.


And I give you 500 wonderpoints as well.  You can write +500 on a sticky note if you like.

Yay!

Well it was fun, but I still want my nerd points.

But it only counts if other people can see your icon and wonderpoints.  Is there a link to WonderLive! where we can check his account?

I forgot to mention that you're supposed to safety-pin the icon printout and the +500 post-it note to your chest when you're out in public.  Sure, you don't get exposure to as many strangers who don't care about your points as you do on Live, but with my system you're entitled to look down at people with disdain if they have fewer wonderpoints pinned to their chest.

It's kind of like Boy Scout merit badges, but with less accomplishment and more geekiness and spite. 

I love Wonderpoints!  What else can I unlock?
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