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13961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Mario Galaxy impressions on: November 14, 2007, 09:56:06 PM

Quote from: Koz on November 14, 2007, 07:48:14 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 14, 2007, 07:44:39 PM

Just out of curiosity, has anyone that has the game tried the co-op play mode?
I'd like both of my kids to be able to play this together so I'm wondering how well it works.

Yeah, I tried the co-op mode yesterday as my roommate played. There's not a whole lot to it. Basically the second player can wave the remote around and collect the star bits and then can fire them at enemies (which stuns them). However, because you collect star bits for extra lives (and maybe other things), you don't do a whole lot of firing. It does make you pay attention and you can point where you think the player should go (or to just annoy him/her... also fun), but the actual interaction is pretty limited.

This level of co-op is perfect for my four year old, though.  She loved playing with me yesterday.
13962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Beowulf? on: November 14, 2007, 09:53:50 PM
1Up spanked this with a 3.0, though they've been overly harsh lately.

http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3161560
13963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/12) on: November 14, 2007, 09:52:11 PM
Looks like Geometry Wars got pushed back to next week.
13964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kane & Lynch on: November 14, 2007, 09:49:34 PM
Oh, look, here's a Kane & Lynch post.

So, the reviews are coming in and I guess it's an okay game at a time when we're seeing some of the best games ever on consoles.

IGN: 7.0
Gamespot: 6.0
1Up: 7.5
Gamepro: 60
OXM: 80
Team Xbox 7.0

Couple of clunkers, but mostly halfway decent.

I picked it up, but I probably won't get a chance to really play it for a couple of days.
13965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kane and Lynch Pwned on: November 14, 2007, 09:41:01 PM
Not sure why this thread exists, when this one has been going for awhile and was right under it: http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,23179.0.html

I wouldn't say a 6.0 is pwned.  Beowolf's 3.0 from 1Up, now that's pwned.

K&L got a 7.0 from IGN and a 7.5 from 1Up.  The reviews seem to say that it's an okay game in a season of outstanding games. 

Not sure why the hate for this game, as I mentioned in the other thread, again, here: http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,23179.0.html
13966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/12) on: November 12, 2007, 10:50:43 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 12, 2007, 04:50:51 PM

*sigh*  Having played Umbrella Chronicles I can say, enjoy the crap implementation of the 'zapper' functions.  Even the Capcom guy at E3 said they were having a far more difficult time than they anticipated getting any level of accuracy in the thing.   Expect low scores folks...

Actually, Game Rankings just gave RE:UC an 8.3, though they did say the zapper was more of a hinderence than a help.  Still, they really liked it, saying, "A superb entry in the genre with a ton of great missions and reasons to play again and again. Anyone that enjoys the macabre, or going nose-to-nose with zombies should check it out. Fans will absolutely love it as it's basically a love letter from Capcom to them. "
13967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/12) on: November 12, 2007, 03:57:43 PM
360: (all of these when my console returns from the grave, boo hoo)
Assassin's Creed
BlackSite: Area 51
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - pending reviews
Soldier of Fortune: Payback - pending reviews

Wii: (I'm glad it's a heavy Wii week, given the recent death of my 360)
Geometry Wars: Galaxies
Medal of Honor Heroes 2
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles
Smarty Pants
Super Mario Galaxy

DS:
Contra 4 - probably not, unless I hear there's an easy mode
Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends - if they've upped the gameplay, maybe
Orcs & Elves - Yes
13968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Check Mii Out channel LIVE on: November 12, 2007, 03:51:41 PM
Unfortunately, I don't have the 90 blocks to download it.  Now if Nintendo would give me the ability to run things from the SD card, I'd be set.
13969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you had multiple 360 failures? Are you articulate? on: November 12, 2007, 03:50:03 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 09, 2007, 05:40:49 PM

My 360 locked up twice in the last couple of days.  I have a sinking feeling...

And I'm sunk.  Two days after I posted, right at the start of the biggest release week of the year.  Red Rings of Death.

Wish me luck with customer service.
13970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: November 11, 2007, 09:21:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 11, 2007, 08:27:32 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 11, 2007, 07:59:11 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 11, 2007, 05:53:53 PM

Gah! I finally finished today. I'm promptly uninstalling to make room for, well, anything. smile

Pics from the grand finale tomale (nobody here is playing this so I'm probably not spoiling anything):


Kaboom.


Closing credits.

Thank *bleep* that's over...

Hey, I'm still playing.  Thanks a lot, Mr. Ruin-the-Game-for-Me.

it's not like he spoiled everything and said the Allies won the war.

DAMNIT!! You're lucky it takes extra clicks to send a private message or to use one of those "ban" smilies.
13971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Counterfeit GBA Cartridge? Now With 'Lawyerin' Threats! on: November 11, 2007, 09:20:10 PM
Good luck, ATB.

I had a guy send me a counterfeit copy of the Criterion Hard Boiled awhile back.  Didn't work at all beyond the menu. 

It's amazing how difficult it is to accuse anyone of anything, ebay-wise.  Everything is set up in their favor.  Though I guess if it wasn't, more people would be fraudulently tossing accusations around.
13972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: November 11, 2007, 07:59:11 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 11, 2007, 05:53:53 PM

Gah! I finally finished today. I'm promptly uninstalling to make room for, well, anything. smile

Pics from the grand finale tomale (nobody here is playing this so I'm probably not spoiling anything):


Kaboom.


Closing credits.

Thank *bleep* that's over...

Hey, I'm still playing.  Thanks a lot, Mr. Ruin-the-Game-for-Me.
13973  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: anyone buy lego star wars for PS3/360.?..did you have problems? on: November 10, 2007, 03:47:49 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on November 10, 2007, 02:10:47 PM

no mention of any screen tearing in the Wii review on IGN.

I only skimmed it, but there doesn't seem to be a mention of it in the 360 review, either.

It's definitely there and noticeable, but I don't know that I would have brought it up if I hadn't seen this post.
13974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 10, 2007, 03:40:02 PM

Quote from: mikeg on November 10, 2007, 03:15:38 PM

I defy anyone to beat the whole game on the hardest difficulty.  No way!  The grenades are just ridiculous.  Hell, I thought they were ridiculous on Regular.  I think that was one of their biggest mistakes in the gameplay, by the way. 

And, I too wish it had a cover system like R6V.  One, I just love seeing my character from time to time, and two, I just like having a protected space from time to time.  In this game you are not safe ANYWHERE.  You can be in a cubby hole in some odd placed room away from the battle and wallah, a grenade lands at your feet.  Who would have thought all those ex pro baseball players would have gone all terrorist on us like that?!

I was just thinking the same thing about grenades, BTW, but a bigger problem to me is the amount of reaction time they give you.  Frequently, you don't have enough time to get out of the way when the icon appears.  They drive me nuts.  So do the, "Duh, you should have noticed that slightly flaming car near you" death messages.

As for game length, unless the other two chapters are amazingly short, I think this'll easily cross the eight hour mark for me.  And MP is a blast, but I rarely plug that much time into MP.
13975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kane & Lynch on: November 10, 2007, 03:35:19 PM

Quote from: mikeg on November 10, 2007, 03:23:52 PM

I was remotely considering picking this up til I watched a bunch of the newest vids.  Just doesn't look next-gen enough for me.  Maybe when under $30.  I have actually started considering Blacksite actually.  Liked the demo, though short as hell. Not a big fan of the Unreal engine anymore, but I'm a sucker for the whole Area 51 stuff. Plus, from what I've seen the npc's you play along side seem to have that funny/interesting bantor like that in Gears.  I like that crap.  Makes me actually care for them a little.  Waiting on reviews on it, and if 8.0 or higher I will most likely grab it.

I was also impressed by the Blacksite demo.  I'm hoping that one comes together more than K&L, but who knows with K&L, really.
13976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you had multiple 360 failures? Are you articulate? on: November 09, 2007, 05:40:49 PM
My 360 locked up twice in the last couple of days.  I have a sinking feeling...
13977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kane & Lynch on: November 09, 2007, 04:44:43 AM
I think you guys may be exagerating a bit.  It's an on the rails sequence.  You do know the whole game's not like that, right?  Once again, that video says to me that K&L is going to be about the story.  I'm at least a little interested in why he's
Spoiler for Hiden:
blacking out and killing people.

The graphics were the disappointing thing to me.  Not a deal breaker if the gameplay and story are good, but not as dazzling as I would have hoped.

I'm not trying to paint myself as a K&L fanboy here, but at the same time, I'm not sure what you guys are seeing that make you describe this as an affront to gaming kind.
13978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Assassin's Creed thread - brought to you by Jade Raymond on: November 09, 2007, 01:03:38 AM

Quote from: mikeg on November 09, 2007, 12:53:48 AM

I have been doing some reading and it appears that the art book has been delayed, not the game itself.  Someone in another thread called Ubisoft and it is still on for a 13th release.

I think, and dearly hope, we dodged a bullet here.   

Maybe it was just the Collector's Edition or something, but like mikeg, I've been checking the websites, and none are showing a delay yet. 

Of course, the news seemed to have just come in at around 6:30, so we'll have to check tomorrow.
13979  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: anyone buy lego star wars for PS3/360.?..did you have problems? on: November 09, 2007, 01:00:24 AM
I definitely noticed screen tearing on the 360.  Gave me quite the headache, but I played through.
13980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Assassin's Creed thread - brought to you by Jade Raymond on: November 08, 2007, 11:57:47 PM

Quote from: CSL on November 08, 2007, 11:37:59 PM

Why the fuck isn't it Tuesday yet.

I heard doomingly bad news today at Gamestop.  The guy behind the counter, who is that rarest of all creatures, a cool Gamespot employee, said he just got word that AC had been pushed back to the 21st.

Who knows if he was misinformed or was playing some kind of cruel joke, but it sounded genuine to me.
13981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Devil Might Cry 4 CE details on: November 08, 2007, 04:14:12 AM
If the collectors version came with DMC 1 - 3 (even if it dropped 2), I'd be in.  Otherwise, these things seem like a waste of money to me.
13982  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 07, 2007, 08:41:31 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 07, 2007, 06:25:33 PM

The UK site Pocket Gamer has a brief hands-on impressions piece (based on late preview code, the UK release is a ways off):
http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Panzer+Tactics+DS/news.asp?c=4655
Quote
to move a unit you simply have to tap it with the stylus and then it drag to the desired location on the grid. Context sensitive menus mean that assigning specialist orders is a breeze, and although the option to use the more traditional 'pad and buttons' interface is always available, the robust nature of the stylus control means you're unlikely to do so.
I didn't see this at Best Buy today but the turn-based Front Mission DS is in stock now. I've got my hands full in PC land right now (Hellgate and COD4), but I plan to go a little handheld crazy soon with this, Front Mission DS, SOCOM: Tactical Strike (PSP) and Warhammer 40K: Squad Command (PSP/DS). My credit card will be pleading for mercy by month's end.  nod

Best Buy doesn't even have it on their website, let alone in stores.  Not a good sign.
13983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Shipping already on: November 06, 2007, 04:10:47 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 06, 2007, 01:55:01 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 05, 2007, 11:09:29 PM

All the gamestops have it but only one- as of 8:30 tonight- will have non- preorder copies available this evening.

I'll be driving home from Bible study around that time, so I'll give it a go.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!

What, you picked up Worldwide Soccer Manager 08?
13984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 06, 2007, 04:08:44 AM
I was a little shocked to see that IGN claims the single player is only 5 hours long.  They do say it's incredibly good, but come on...5 hours??  I've always been a big supporter of quality over quantity in games, and I know that for most people, the MP is the whole reason to get the game, but damn.
13985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Shipping already on: November 05, 2007, 10:51:04 PM

Quote from: gellar on November 05, 2007, 08:33:48 PM

Quote from: KePoW on November 05, 2007, 08:17:10 PM

Quote from: gellar on November 05, 2007, 07:42:18 PM

PC version here as well.

YOU FAIL

1) 360 is br0ked.
2) I do not like aiming with a control pad.  It makes me throw things.

gellar

No no.  It's the left trigger that makes you throw things.
13986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Half Life 2 (360) Impressions and Discussions on: November 05, 2007, 03:33:50 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 05, 2007, 02:20:25 AM

I just finished the airboat section this afternoon.  Although it didn't seem so bad my second time through (I played it when it first came out on PC) because at least I kind of remembered how to solve the puzzles, it was still way too long.  It's nice, however, that the driving parts are broken up by exploring/puzzle solving/shooty parts.  After the airboat section, however, you're treated to what may be the best weapon ever in a FPS and meet one of the most memorable characters in any videogame, followed by the legendary Ravenholm.  So, yes, it most definitely picks up.

Yeah, I remember getting really tired of the airboat section in particular.  The buggy doesn't seem so bad, because there are a lot of houses and security gates and they all feel a little different.  The airboat comes right after a long ass running on foot section through similar terrain with a very short reprieve in between. 

Second playthrough didn't bother me this time, either, though.

There were a lot of games that came out around the same time with very long sections.  Far Cry comes to mind.  I think one of the Medal of Honors, maybe, too.  I much prefer FPS levels to be about a half hour in length.  You can put a few of them together to make an uberlevel, but don't make it "seemless."  I'd like a little sense of reward after that half hour and the feeling that now would be an okay time to save and walk away, while being compelled to want to continue.

Is that too much to ask?
13987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Shipping already on: November 05, 2007, 03:26:45 PM

Quote from: Moatman on November 05, 2007, 07:49:59 AM

I'd say 7 out of 10 times I go to CC or BB for their "guaranteed by 2pm" games and they have no idea what I'm talking about and go check in the back because they haven't been put out yet.  The other 30% of the time they just aren't in stock at all. 

They *never* have the damn games out on time, and that's both of the 2 BB's and CC around here.  You'd think that at least one of the 4 stores would stock their shelves or know what products they have coming out.

MY BB seems to have a never ending rotation of new employees who have no idea how their store works.  I wait until the internet says the game is in stock at the store.  Then I arrive and it's not on the shelf.  Eventually, I find an employee and explain the situation.  He tells me that the internet stock is not the same as the store stock.  I tell him I've gone through this every week for the past hundred weeks and am beginning to feel like I'm in Groundhog Day and that the game is right there in the back room, if he could just go get it please.  He usually grunts and types some things into a computer then doubtfully mutters, "Well, I'll check..."  About ten minutes later, he comes out with the game and a look on his face that says he thinks he's now God's Gift to Best Buy. 

Honestly, if it weren't for all the coupons and rewards program and the fact that Gamestop is 4000% worse, I wouldn't bother. 

Circuit City prominently displays Super Mario Sunshine on their 360 New Releases shelf.
13988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: November 05, 2007, 03:20:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 05, 2007, 12:09:18 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 04, 2007, 09:12:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 04, 2007, 06:38:26 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 04, 2007, 03:47:13 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 03, 2007, 11:51:22 PM


His reviews really are always great.  Yet I never see them unless I stumble on them through some forum or other.



you could alway bookmark the site or something  icon_wink

Are you nuts?!? Do you know what I had to go through to get this site bookmarked?  I had to click at least twice...

careful you don't sprain your mouse finger there  Tongue

Hey, you can take your tongue and-- OW, damnit!  Where's the ice?
13989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/5) (The real post) on: November 05, 2007, 03:18:20 PM
360:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - even though I'm one of the few who wishes they'd stuck with WWII
F.E.A.R. Files - not this week, but probably when it comes down to around $30
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga - maybe.  Does anyone know if I have to play through the original trilogy again, or will it magically pick up from where I left off?  Apart from the tweaks to the prequels, what's really been added to this to make it worth playing through again?
Scene-It - I love Scene It, and the demo was interesting, but I don't know if I want 4 big ass controllers cluttering up my house that I'll get to use maybe twice.

Wii:
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn - I'm a little disappointed to hear it's a Gamecube game.  I'd like better graphics and the ability to use the wiimote as a pointer.  I'll probably still get it, but I may wait.
Mario and Sonic: Olympic Games - I' ve been hearing good things about this, surprisingly.  Still waiting on reviews, though.
My Word Coach - Anyone have any idea about this?  Or the French and Spanish ones for the DS?
Super Mario Bros. 3 (VC) - I think I may be done with VC games until they come up with a way to let me play from a memory card.

DS:
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker - not sure what the deal is with this one
Ontamarama - even less sure what the deal is with this one
Panzer Tactics - this one I know the deal.  IN.

So, the only two for sure are COD4, despite grumblings, and Panzer Tactics, though I always think I'll give strategy titles more time than I eventually do.  I'm going to be itching for Fire Emblem, and trying to wait on getting it, which'll lead me to Panzer Tactics, I'm sure.
13990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Super Mario Galaxy gets 97% (ONM) on: November 05, 2007, 03:13:19 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 05, 2007, 02:21:45 PM

Quote from: JCC on November 05, 2007, 02:20:29 PM

Maybe it's just me, but no matter how much you may love a game, if you are going to criticize aspects of it, please don't give it a perfect score! That makes no sense.

The score isn't meant to be "perfect" it's meant to indicate that they give it their highest recommendation and it's certainly conceivable that you could feel that way even if a game as some flaws. 

The "perfect score" debate has filled pages of internets.  Let's nip it in the bud here and stick with SMG stuff, 'kay?
13991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: November 04, 2007, 09:12:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 04, 2007, 06:38:26 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 04, 2007, 03:47:13 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 03, 2007, 11:51:22 PM


His reviews really are always great.  Yet I never see them unless I stumble on them through some forum or other.



you could alway bookmark the site or something  icon_wink

Are you nuts?!? Do you know what I had to go through to get this site bookmarked?  I had to click at least twice...
13992  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: November 04, 2007, 03:47:13 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 03, 2007, 11:51:22 PM


His reviews really are always great.  Yet I never see them unless I stumble on them through some forum or other.

13993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Super Mario Galaxy gets 97% (ONM) on: November 03, 2007, 10:20:28 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 03, 2007, 09:49:50 PM

I played the first two levels of this game at Gamestop this afternoon.

I really enjoyed myself.  The controls take a little getting used to, and the camera isn't perfect all the time in the brief bit I played.  But this is 3-D platforming redefined.  The gameplay mechanics are unique.  The levels varied.  The graphics great.  The sound I'm iffy on, but that's because I was playing it in store.  There's irreverant humor like in Paper Mario.  No loading times to speak of. 

Overall, I'm highly impressed.

Slow day at the Gamestop...
13994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Simpsons Impressions? on: November 03, 2007, 06:38:13 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 03, 2007, 03:18:05 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 03, 2007, 03:09:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 03, 2007, 12:59:52 PM

OK, I give in.  I'll go pick it up when the store opens.  Apu pleading to me has pushed me over the edge.   

It helps that I just got my Best Buy Rewards in the mail with at 10% off coupon and $15 in certificates.  How can I not buy it? 

You lose money not buying it.

I see you can understand my logic.  smile

Quote from: CeeKay on November 03, 2007, 03:13:15 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 03, 2007, 12:59:52 PM

OK, I give in.  I'll go pick it up when the store opens.  Apu pleading to me has pushed me over the edge.   

actually it's Homer  Tongue

Well, it's hard to tell in that picture.  I thought I saw a little white pointer thing going to Apu's head between him and Krusty.  More importantly, though, it gave me reason to sing "Who needs The Simpsons Game...I doooooo!". 

I don't even want to tell you how much time I spent creating that utterly unclear masterpiece, either.
13995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Simpsons Impressions? on: November 03, 2007, 03:09:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 03, 2007, 12:59:52 PM

OK, I give in.  I'll go pick it up when the store opens.  Apu pleading to me has pushed me over the edge.   

It helps that I just got my Best Buy Rewards in the mail with at 10% off coupon and $15 in certificates.  How can I not buy it? 

You lose money not buying it.
13996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Super Mario Galaxy gets 97% (ONM) on: November 03, 2007, 05:31:53 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 02, 2007, 11:01:59 PM

1Up just posted their review.  A 10!  Saying:
Quote
In short, Galaxy is one of the most impressive, engrossing games in recent memory -- and quite the contrast to the rest of this year's triple-A gaming crop, which tends toward the dark, the M-rated, and the first-person perspective. Gaming may be growing up (per se), but gamers will always appreciate beautifully polished gameplay and inventive design...even if it's sugarcoated with squeaky baby stars and a goofy cartoon of a hero. Galaxy proves that Mario matters just as much today as he did 25 years ago, and that makes him one of a kind in this medium. But don't play Galaxy simply because Mario is the timeless godfather of gaming. No, play Galaxy because it's fantastic.

Linky:
http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3164124

Well now it says 9.5, but I could swear it said 10 before.
13997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Simpsons Impressions? on: November 03, 2007, 05:21:47 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 03, 2007, 03:18:42 AM

Man, you guys are really breaking down my resistance here.  Quit it!  I haven't even played all the games I already have!

13998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Fire Emblem - Radiant Dawn review on: November 03, 2007, 05:03:44 AM

Quote from: egrudzin on November 03, 2007, 04:58:14 AM

Quote from: JCC on November 03, 2007, 03:46:52 AM

Quote from: Destructor on November 03, 2007, 12:07:36 AM

It's supposed to come with the Gamecube version? Maybe I won't pick up the 'Cube game instead (and at a $20 price point) of getting this.

I am pretty sure I read that they would pack in the cube game with the new one, but, IGN's review doesn't indicate that, so maybe things have changed. (I'm not the only one who remembers that am I?)

If it's on a separate disc, perhaps IGN didn't use the retail copy, but used a review copy instead that just had the new game disc?  Still you'd think they'd be aware of that sort of thing.

Or maybe IGN played the Gamecube version...
13999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Super Mario Galaxy gets 97% (ONM) on: November 02, 2007, 11:01:59 PM
1Up just posted their review.  A 10!  Saying:
Quote
In short, Galaxy is one of the most impressive, engrossing games in recent memory -- and quite the contrast to the rest of this year's triple-A gaming crop, which tends toward the dark, the M-rated, and the first-person perspective. Gaming may be growing up (per se), but gamers will always appreciate beautifully polished gameplay and inventive design...even if it's sugarcoated with squeaky baby stars and a goofy cartoon of a hero. Galaxy proves that Mario matters just as much today as he did 25 years ago, and that makes him one of a kind in this medium. But don't play Galaxy simply because Mario is the timeless godfather of gaming. No, play Galaxy because it's fantastic.

Linky:
http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3164124
14000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good news for XBOX 360 dogfighting lovers (not that kind of dogfighting) on: November 02, 2007, 04:45:13 PM

Quote from: KePoW on November 02, 2007, 04:07:21 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 02, 2007, 03:45:29 PM

So what's the verdict on this one?  Anyone ever pick it up?  It got decent reviews but this thread kind of dropped off.  And where's that HOTAS available?  I gots me a birthday coming up.

I thought we had a retail release thread somewhere (too lazy to look for it now), so I'll answer here

I still think the game is great, having never played any previous Ace Combats.  it's the perfect type of flight model for me, more arcadey.  the graphics are amazing and top-notch IMO.  all the Missions I've played so far are varied in their own ways and very cool...very fun overall

the only 'bad' part about the game so far is the voice acting and story.  I said in the other thread that it's pretty cheesey, and it still is.  the 'main' female character's voice delivery is pretty bad.  but that's a minor aspect of a game of course

haven't tried the MP part of the game yet, but supposedly there are actuall Co-op Missions that are different than the Campaign ones

I agree with nearly everything said here, though I'm enjoying the story.  I think it's one of the strengths of the series.  But yeah, the main woman is pretty bad, voice-wise.

The only thing that starts to get to me on these games is the plane/weapon-buying aspect.  I never know what's appropriate.  I bought some kind of bombs early on, and I'm not sure I've ever used them.

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