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13481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band 2 Rumors on: June 09, 2008, 04:36:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 04, 2008, 12:58:43 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 03, 2008, 04:45:43 PM

The only way I'm buying another damned guitar is if the include a belt buckle clip and let me spin it.  It's a ZZ Top thang!

don't forget a fake beard!

On it.  http://www.brandsonsale.com/ca-011046.html

13482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]rumour....new Blu-ray xbox 360 to be announced this week on: June 09, 2008, 04:31:05 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 09, 2008, 04:23:19 PM

so,tune in next week when i quote from some various site,that the PS3 will have download only games and are doing away with retail releases!!!! icon_lol disgust

Well, that'll cut down on install times, anyway.  Badump bump.
13483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ars Technica re-reviews the PS3 on: June 09, 2008, 03:56:41 PM
I spend more time playing PS2 games on my PS3 than current gen games.

Microsoft hasn't updated their BC list since November (it used to be every three months), so to say they've been regularly updating it is, sadly, not true any more.

I find the BC issue to be increasingly infuriating.  People who don't think it's important rationalize that it's not important for others because it's not important for them.  This is happening on the individual and the corporate level.

From what I've seen in the Joe and Jane Average community, most people assume these machines can play old games.  With the economy going the way it is, I'm sure that people would love to buy a system, get a game for their kid, then get a bunch of used games for the same price as a new one.  Hell, even if the economy wasn't in the crapper, I think people would love to do that.

For myself, in an increasingly cluttered TV cabinet, the idea of adding another console is just not going to work.  My wife still glares at my original Xbox from time to time.  I was able to get a Wii because the 'cube could get moved to the basement (waiting to be sold, someday).  I was able to get a PS3 because it became the default DVD player.  If I'd had a PS2, I would not have been able to get one without BC for sure.  As it is, I had to hunt down a 40GB model after quite a bit of searching when I was ready to buy one.  There was no way I would ever buy one if it didn't have BC.
13484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recharging health - Yay or Nay? on: June 09, 2008, 03:40:03 PM
To me, running around to find a health pack takes you away from what you're supposed to be doing, whereas hunkering down to recover has some semblance to being in a real battle.  Sure you can't recover health after being shot in reality, but in a frantic battle, you'd have to get to cover and refocus (or reload) from time to time.  I see the recharging health thing as a means of getting your bearings.

There's also the fact that I hope never to be in a real-life gun battle and am not looking for the realsitic experience in gaming either.
13485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/9) on: June 09, 2008, 03:22:18 PM
Since I've never, ever finished a Metal Gear Solid game (though I did finish the original Metal Gear, back in the day), I am taking a pass on 4.  I made at least 4 attempts to finish the first MGS (including the 'cube game).  I got about two hours into the second.  I never even tried the third.

I've been hearing good things about Blast Works, so I may give that a go.

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa and Dig Dug are on VC.  My Pokemon Ranch is on Wiiware.  Out on all, I think.
13486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]rumour....new Blu-ray xbox 360 to be announced this week on: June 08, 2008, 08:28:41 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 08, 2008, 07:30:10 PM

but i know a few people who are buying a PS3 solely because its the cheapest BR player on the market

If there is any truth to this rumor (or rumour, MO), this is the reason behind it, no question. 
13487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Ninja Gaiden 2 on: June 07, 2008, 05:27:26 PM
The 360 demo is out in America now, BTW.
13488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA IV Police Squad! opening on: June 07, 2008, 05:08:17 PM
I found this amusing and thought I'd share:

http://www.gamesradar.com/f/naked-gun-intro-done-in-gta-iv/a-20080606103058468042
13489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LEGO Indiana Jones Impressions on: June 07, 2008, 03:09:09 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 07, 2008, 07:13:45 AM

not sure what level i am on,just escaped the well of souls...the first level was fine,but the ones after that i noticed a lot of screen tearing,the last game i saw screen tearing in was lego star wars..the level in Marions bar was very bad for it

for those interested,in the spoiler below is the list of codes for unlockables and bonus characters etc
they do not effect achievements,as you still need the studs to buy the unlocked item
 
Spoiler for Hiden:
copied and pasted from xbox.com,original Post made by TooLegitVolz

Bonus Characters

Barranca  04EM94 
Belloq (desert)  CHN3YU 
Belloq (jungle)  TDR197 
Belloq (priest)  VEO29L 
Boxer  8246RB 
British officer  VJ5TI9 
British troop  DJ5I2W 
British troop commander  B73EUA 
Captain Katanga  VJ3TT3 
Chatterlal  ENW936 
Chucin  3NK48T 
Colonel Dietrich  2K9RKS 
Colonel Vogel  8EAL4H 
Dancing girl  C7EJ21 
Desert digger  12N68W 
Desert enemy officer  2MK45O 
Desert masked bandit  N48SF0 
Desert monkey man  3RF6YJ 
Desert soldier  4NSU7Q 
Desert swordsman  1MK4RT 
Donovan  3NFTU8 
Dr. Schneider (desert)  JSNRT9 
Dr. Schneider (officer)  VMJ5US 
Enemy Bazookaman  S93Y5R 
Enemy bazookaman  MK83R7 
Enemy butler  VJ48W3 
Enemy communications officer  1MF94R 
Enemy guard  VJ7R51 
Enemy guard (Nepal)  YR47WM 
Enemy officer  572E61 
Enemy pilot  B84ELP 
Fedora  V75YSP 
First mate  0GIN24 
Grail knight  NE6THI 
Hovitos tribesman  H0V1SS 
Indiana Jones (officer)  VJ85OS 
Indiana Jones disguised  4J8S4M 
Jungle guide  24PF34 
Kaokan  WMO46L 
Kazim (desert)  3M29TJ 
Kazim (Venice)  NRH23J 
Laoche  2NK479 
Maharaja  NFK5N2 
Major Toht  13NS01 
Mola Ram  FJUR31 
Pankot assassin  2NKT72 
Pankot guard  VN28RH 
Punjabi dignitary  KD48TN 
Punjabi village elder  4682E1 
Sherpa brawler  VJ37WJ 
Sherpa gunner  ND762W 
Slave child  0E3ENW 
Thuggee  VM683E 
Thuggee Chatterlal  CNH4RY 
Thuggee priest  T2R3F9 
Thuggee slavedriver  VBS7GW 
Willie DJ  VK93R7 
Willie pajamas  MEN4IP 
Wuhan  3NSLT8 

Extras

Secret Characters  3X44AA 
Fertilizer  B1GW1F 
Disguises  4ID1N6 
Silhouettes  3HE85H 
Beep Beep  VNF59Q 
Ice Rink  33GM7J 
Fast Fix  FJ59WS 
Super Slap  0P1TA5 
Treasure x2  VM4TS9 
Fast Dig  378RS6 
Fast Build  V83SLO 
Artifact Detector  VIKED7 
Treasure x4  VLWEN3 
Poo Treasure  WWQ1SA 
Super Scream  VN3R7S 
Character Treasure  VIES2R 
Treasure x6  V84RYS 
Regenerate Hearts  MDLP69 
Parcel Detector  VUT673 
Disarm Enemies  VKRNS9 
Treasure x8  A72E1M 
Treasure Magnet  H86LA2 
Treasure x10  VI3PS8

Unlockables

Secret Levels


Young Indy- Collect all artifact pieces for the first level of the third moie

Ancient City- Beat young Indy

Warehouse-Collect All artifacts for the last level of the first movie (not confirmed)

You can turn on V-Sync in the options menu.  It helps that considerably, but it doesn't run as smoothly in some sections, obviously.
13490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] The Bourne Conspiracy on: June 06, 2008, 10:25:45 PM
Gotta say, I'm loving this game.  At the start of the week, I was certain I'd be avoiding it and getting Ninja Gaiden II.  Now I have flip-flopped (though I will almost certainly get NG II at a later date).

13491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Arcadia Remix on: June 05, 2008, 11:02:13 PM
Imagine playing an old Activision game.  Okay, now imagine playing four old Activision games at the same time.  That's Arcadia Remix. 

Awesome, frantic, yet simple game.  You only use a mouse to click on the various screens and cause stuff to happen.



I got it from Big Fish Games when they were having a sale.  Maybe somewhere else has it cheaper now.  Go find a demo.
13492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any PS3 controller trigger extender grip thingie impressions? on: June 05, 2008, 09:39:46 PM
These things that make the triggers more trigger-like would make me even more frustrated that every damn PS FPS used the shoulder buttons for firing.
13493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Grid on: June 05, 2008, 05:26:17 AM
Apparently, it has to do with bad sectors on some HDs (there have been some issues with the PC version, as well).

Codemasters said a patch should be out in the next few weeks, if not sooner.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=143964

Here's the original post I saw, with some video examples about halfway down the page: http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1484670#post1484670
13494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LEGO Indiana Jones Impressions on: June 05, 2008, 03:38:17 AM
I played the first mission today (and am tackling the next in about ten minutes).  A lot of fun.  Definitely more of the same, but in a good way.  My only complaint so far is that I wish they used Indy's distinctive punch sound effect for punches.
13495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Grid on: June 05, 2008, 03:36:38 AM
There are supposedly big time lockups happening with the 360 version.  I'm really anxious for the game, so I may get it anyway and wait for a patch.
13496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Ninja Gaiden 2 on: June 05, 2008, 01:14:11 AM
I have 2 questions, 'cause I'm more on the fence than I thought I'd be.  How long are the levels, and how easy is Easy?  If the game is harder than Black or Sigma on Ninja Dog, them I'm out.
13497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SONY Introducing Pay For Demo Exclusive content Programme on: June 04, 2008, 09:40:08 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 04, 2008, 07:23:45 PM

and Bullwinkle...yeah we do say naughts and crosses....why the hell you call it Tic Tac Toe i have no idea

'Cause we're the greatest country on the frickin' planet is why!

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 04, 2008, 07:23:45 PM

...not sure if you guys had terrorhawks in the 80s(same makers of thunderbirds,stingray,captain scarlet etc)..naughts and crosses always remind me of that as they always played a game at the end of the show during the end credits

Thunderbirds are go!  We did have those shows, but you had to search for 'em.

I actually do think that x being cross in Europe has a lot to do with XMB being Cross Media Bar, BTW.
13498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Ninja Gaiden 2 on: June 04, 2008, 08:03:15 PM
Is there a ninja dog mode?
13499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] The Bourne Conspiracy on: June 04, 2008, 05:00:46 PM

Quote from: Calvin on June 04, 2008, 11:45:20 AM

Good review Ron, I guess those dummies telling me I was stupid in the demo thread for thinking this game had potential can SUCK IT DOWN now.

Where's my straw...

I'll admit that I thought the demo was lame, but I stand by the fact that they picked horrible levels that are not representative of the game, from what I understand.
13500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SONY Introducing Pay For Demo Exclusive content Programme on: June 04, 2008, 04:58:38 PM
Hey, isn't the X called a Cross in England?  As in Naughts and Crosses (Tic Tac Toe in the States).

Man, you guys are weird, 'cause you're not the same as us.
13501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 04, 2008, 04:56:16 PM

Quote from: Chaz on June 04, 2008, 02:08:04 AM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on June 04, 2008, 01:30:15 AM

Quote from: Chaz on June 03, 2008, 11:30:21 PM

*ALERT*

If you're in the Boston area, and interested in RB, shoot me a PM.  I have an opportunity that may be of interest to you.

Weird you mention this. Last night I had a dream that you put in a plug for me, and I got hired by Harmonix. smile

If you were in the Boston area, interested, and qualified, I would do that for you.  However, this may not be that moment.  smile

How "Boston Area" are we talking?  I'm in Connecticut, and it's a very familiar drive...
13502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SONY Introducing Pay For Demo Exclusive content Programme on: June 03, 2008, 09:28:27 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 03, 2008, 09:08:27 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 03, 2008, 07:30:20 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on June 03, 2008, 06:52:50 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 03, 2008, 06:28:29 PM

EDIT:how do you guys spell programme..for TV programmes?..is it different than a PC/computer Program?

Program, programs, shows. smile

And they run in seasons, not series, with airdates like 6-3-08, not 3-6-08. 

Oh, and we play Clue, not Cluedo.

slywink


Clue...yeah i have the Tim Curry,Christopher LLoyd movie on DVD,i remember seeing the credits when i was a kid..based on the board game 'Clue'...so i kinda clocked on then

we say series because we are pussies and we only churn out 6 episodes per series,while your 'series' runs for a season(24 episodes usually)

yeah,you guys say in numeric form october the 31st 2008...while we say 31st of october 2008


there is also a short vid in that Kotaku link of whats coming up...while it looks all very interesting i prefer the 360ZINE thing you can get on the net,and direct to your desktop...i think there is a PS3zine and PCzine as well


and i needn't worry anyway...seems the testing site for this Qore thing is the U.S of A  icon_smile

and anyone know why they(SONY) cant spell?....XMB(Cross Media Bar)..just because an X is  a cross,the actual cross media bar is more of a PLUS(+) sign anyway...and now Qore(Core)...or is this another American way of spelling,LOL...J/K

By the way, don't tell anyone over here, but the European date system makes infinitely more sense.

Also, most of our shows should only be 6 episodes.
13503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SONY Introducing Pay For Demo Exclusive content Programme on: June 03, 2008, 07:30:20 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on June 03, 2008, 06:52:50 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 03, 2008, 06:28:29 PM

EDIT:how do you guys spell programme..for TV programmes?..is it different than a PC/computer Program?

Program, programs, shows. smile

And they run in seasons, not series, with airdates like 6-3-08, not 3-6-08. 

Oh, and we play Clue, not Cluedo.

slywink
13504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band 2 Rumors on: June 03, 2008, 04:45:43 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on June 03, 2008, 02:45:45 PM

I'm pretty confident at this point that Rock Band 2 is coming for November, and I'm a rumor whore for all things Rock Band.

I found this over at SFGate.com

Quote
He recently joined with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top to create the Billy-Bo-Jupiter Thunderbird guitar for Gretsch, a model based on the instantly recognizable cigar-box shape of Bo Diddley's classic instrument that will be featured in the impending video game, "Rock Band 2."

That guitar looks like this:



Not too shabby!

The only way I'm buying another damned guitar is if the include a belt buckle clip and let me spin it.  It's a ZZ Top thang!
13505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SONY Introducing Pay For Demo Exclusive content Programme on: June 03, 2008, 04:42:23 PM
When I saw the word "Programme," I knew this post was from Metallicorphan.  He's a horse of a different colour.

As to this muckety muck with the whole online mag and demo kaffuffle, I liken it to the exclusive demos in Official Xbox Magazine, except you don't even get a disc or hard copy to read articles that will be everywhere else.

At first, it'll suck because there will be some exclusive demos, but when nobody buys the damn thing it'll go away.
13506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crash Time Demo XBM on: June 02, 2008, 06:29:57 PM

Quote from: EddieA on June 02, 2008, 06:08:12 PM

Had anyone heard of the game before this?  I hadn't and I can't find any retailer that has it listed for sale.  I'm halfway convinced it doesn't actually exist slywink

I hadn't.  According to IGN's recently updated release list, though, it's coming August 8th.
13507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 02, 2008, 05:22:21 PM
I did not know.

You deserve a Webby for that performance.

Brava!  Author!
13508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crash Time Demo XBM on: June 02, 2008, 05:21:20 PM

Quote from: Simon on June 02, 2008, 04:56:57 PM

I thought it was awful and turned it off after a few minutes.

How few?  Did you make it past the admittedly (and perhaps purposefully[?]) bad dialogue to do more than one mission?
13509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/2) on: June 02, 2008, 04:19:09 PM

Quote from: The Grue on June 02, 2008, 04:10:14 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 02, 2008, 03:16:37 PM



I've heard very good things about Toki Tori, but again, I'm out of room.


Seriously, just delete stuff to make room.  I had to do it to get Lost Winds and My Life as King and I haven't looked back since.

It infuriates me that I have to, and there are a few games that I am still working through which I don't want to delete.

Also, this is just going to be a further problem down the road.
13510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360 and PS3] The Bourne Conspiracy Demo Available... on: June 02, 2008, 03:33:25 PM
Apparently, the awful driving level is still awful in the game, but it only happens once.

That changes things for me, but I'm not sure why the hell they put it in the demo, if it isn't representative of the rest of the game.  Seems like a horrible decision to me, especially since it's the last level, and so it's the impression you leave with.
13511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crash Time Demo XBM on: June 02, 2008, 03:24:05 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on June 02, 2008, 12:55:02 AM

...just plain fun...

I smell box quote!
13512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/2) on: June 02, 2008, 03:16:37 PM
PS3:
Fatal Inertia EX - waiting for reviews.  I didn't like the demo when it was on the 360, but that wasn't indicative, apparently.  Still, the reviews are going to have to be pretty good.

PSP:
Hot Shots Golf 2: Open Tee 2 - one day, when the price drops, or if I start playing the PSP more

360:
GRiD
Kung Fu Panda
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Ninja Gaiden 2
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Conspiracy
The Incredible Hulk
There's not a single thing on that list that's a definite NO (though Bourne comes close after the demo - if I see more good reviews [Gamespy had one] I could be convinced to get it, though probably used at a later date).  GRiD, Indy and NG2 are the only definites (though I hear NG2 is a mildly disappointing).

Oh, and on VC this week are Ninja Combat and on Wiiware, Protöthea And Toki Tori.

I've heard very good things about Toki Tori, but again, I'm out of room.
13513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Crash Time Demo XBM on: June 01, 2008, 06:13:13 PM
Anyone else try the Crash Time demo on XBLM? 

It's cheesy in that Sega way.  The dialogue is awful and poorly delivered.  The graphics are decent, but arcadey.  And yet I had a hell of a lot of fun with it.

The set up is that you're a cop and you drive around solving crimes (in the demo, you're getting to the bottom of an accident that seems to be the result of a shoddy suspension).  You don't see the characters, but you do hear them.

What works is the variety and the way they tie the missions into the story.  For example, as the rookie cop, you have to prove yourself by getting to the crime scene before the lead detectives.  Then you go through checkpoints to get to the manufacturer of the suspension.  He claims that their rigorous testing makes the faultiness impossible on his end.  You run through the test course, having to hit the ramps just right, meanwhile the rookie sees the manufacturer slip out while the test is going on, so he follows him (closely, but not too close).  None of these missions are unique, exactly, but there's something fun in the way they're tied together.  If they can mantain that, it could be fun.

The controls are pretty good, too.  It's not a sim AT ALL.  Definitely arcade racing, but I never had a problem doing what I needed to do.  There's a lot of traffic, but I navigated it with relative ease. 

If you're into the idea of a cheesy fun arcade racer, give it a download.  I was expecting nothing but garbage and came away thinking I could be interested, if they handle the whole game right.
13514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ds] world ends with you impressions on: June 01, 2008, 06:02:53 PM
This game never really got its hooks in me.  I think I've moved on from it.
13515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Death Jr Wii on: June 01, 2008, 06:01:05 PM

Quote from: biggercup on June 01, 2008, 03:01:08 AM

How's it compare to PSP version, I liked the game but hated the camera angel.

Well, he said condescendingly, I don't know about the camera angel, but the camera angle seems improved. slywink Or, at least, I don't seem to have any problems with it.

I played a bit more, and it is a completely serviceable platformer.  Nothing amazing, but fun at least.  I wouldn't recommend it at full price, but it might be worth picking up marked down if you like platformers.

The big problem I have with Death Jr is the underrealized concept.  It's such a great idea, and they don't really do anything with it.
13516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: May 30, 2008, 06:30:17 PM
Holy crap...Buffet?!

They picked the best three possible, crowd-pleasing-wise.

I'm a little concerned about the "new original recording" aspect, though.
13517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 - Right time to buy? on: May 30, 2008, 05:58:00 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 30, 2008, 05:37:19 PM

I own all three consoles and they are all worth it to me.  Some of my favorite franchises and developers are exclusive to Sony so I don't mind that the exclusive lineup is sparse when those titles are Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance or upcoming games in the God of War series or Infamous by Sucker Punch.  The PS3 is also a damn fine piece of hardware.  I love the Blu-ray of course but what I really love is the visual boost from upscaling PS2 games.  However I've got the 60 Gig edition so that's going to skew my opinion more than the 80 Gig or 40 Gig unit would. 

So, personally, the PS3 is a tremendous value to me and I'm a very happy owner.  However if the ancillary stuff isn't important to you then it really does come down to how important Sony-specific developers are for you. 

I should point out that I also have the 60GB version.
13518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 - Right time to buy? on: May 30, 2008, 05:15:27 PM
I am also a 360 owner (and a Wii owner).

It was worth it for me for PS2 BC, since I never owned a PS2.  I spend most of my PS3 time playing PS2 games!

I thought it'd be worth it for Blu-Ray as well.  That's how I convinced the wife, after HD-DVD died, but there just aren't that many Blu-Ray discs yet, and I only have a 720p set.  Honestly, I'm not convinced that Blu-Ray will make it's mark.  I think it may be the Laserdisc of this gen.  I'm not convinced it'll gain mass market appeal.  Everyone still seems satisfied with DVD.

Drake's Fortune is pretty damn good, though.
13519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Death Jr Wii on: May 30, 2008, 04:27:39 PM
I picked up Death Jr for the Wii last night and played through a few levels.  First off, let me say that I was dead tired while playing, so I need to try again with fresh eyes before locking in on some opinions.

The controls are pretty good.  The feel responsive and tight (more so than the PSP version, IIRC).  I wish you could move the camera with the wiimote while in non-shooter mode, but they have added a camera feature that is so amazingly obvious now that it's out there, I'm surprised no one else thought of it.  Everyone seems to want to rotate the camera with the d-pad, but, frankly, I think the d-pad should be mostly ignored, since it's in an awkward position.  You kind of have to stop what you're doing to use it.  Death Jr maps the camera rotation to the + and - buttons.  Brilliant.  They're right there, and it's quite easy and nearly natural to do.  The wiimote would have been better, but I would expect to see this from now on.  It makes that much sense.

The graphics are clean and serviceable.  Even pretty in some places, but they are definitely not at the 360 or PS3 level of blahblahblah.  Same story, of course.  Really though, does it matter?  The look of the game fits the style of the game and pulls it off well.

The sound feels a little empty and some of the voices grate just a touch, but they work.  The pacing in the cut scenes feels a little off and there are times when things don't quite feel finished, but again, a lot of that could be down to my being very, very tired.

I've only unlocked two moves, so far.  Flick the wiimote left and flick it up.  The up move seems useful, especially against spider ladies.  The left one doesn't add much at all, but it was the first one unlocked, so maybe it wasn't meant to do much more than introduce the concept.  Hopefully, the right move won't be something crazily different, because that will start feeling weird.  Also, I'm hoping that if they use 'chuck flicking, it won't be a problem like it seems to be in other games.  There's one move that hampers my enjoyment a bit.  Or, really, it's the lack of a move.  This game's a platformer, but there is no double jump (at least not yet - please let it come).  That in itself isn't a problem, but when you instinctively hit the A button a second time, you go into hover mode with the scythe.  This can mess you up in all kinds of ways.  I remember there being a similar problem on the PSP, but it was even worse, I think.  The main problem is it doesn't feel natural.  It would be better to hit A then hold B to go into hover mode, since the B button puts the scythe into action anyway.  It's a minor quible so far, and maybe I'll have a better time remembering when I'm not tired, but years of platforming has me set in my button-pushing ways, so I'm not so sure.

Overall, I like it but I don't love it.  I actually am having a better time with the Wii Destroy All Humans game than this, though I think Death Jr is more polished and has better controls.  It comes down to the story.  DAH has been amusing, DJ, not so much.  However, I haven't played much beyond the tutorial levels and I fell asleep in one of those, so I'll give it another go soon.
13520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: May 30, 2008, 03:37:04 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 30, 2008, 02:27:49 AM

Are preorder bonuses silly?  They get people to preorder, money in pocket for the publisher, without the buyer looking at a review.  Playing the game early is a nice bonus, and it hardly costs anything extra for the developer/publisher.

Preorder bonuses are silly when said bonus is a demo.
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