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14161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ranked Matches and Game Snobbery: Adventures of a low level GRAW2 Player on: June 06, 2007, 05:39:12 PM
Man, great story.  Has Hollywood optioned it yet? That sounds really sarcastic, but I mean it has everything: underdog, bad guy, misstep for the underdog, and finally a triumph where the bad guy dies AND slinks off in shame.

What I hate about Live is that I can never tell if my headset is on or not.  I was playing Shadowrun the other night and for the first time I switched to a human.  I always take the smartlink tech first, because it keeps you from killing fellow players.  It doesn't work with a katana, which I didn't know when I chose that as a weapon.  I flinched at one point and took down a friendly troll (too easy to do that, by the way).  This happened:

Dead Troll: Man, Bull, what the fuck?

Me: Sorry.  Geez, sorry.  Total accident.

Then I get what I assume is some ribbing with comments like, "Watch out for Bull, he's coming to getcha" and "Uh oh, Bull's a traitor" until I again accidentally take out a team mate.

Dead Elf: Damnit!  Bull did it again.

Me: Oh, God.  I'm sorry.  It's the katana.  I'm just not used to it.  I usually have smartlink on so this doesn't happen.

Other Teammate: I'm voting we kick Bull.

Me: No, look, I switched back to my rifle.  It won't happen again.  I promise.

Other Teammate 2: Me too.

Dead Troll: Yeah, fuck him.

Me: No, wait, guys, really...

Dead Elf: Damn traitor.

Me: Don't

Game: You have been kicked from the server.

I was so pissed at those guys until I saw my mike was off.  I felt like Emily Litella.

Me: Oh, never mind.

The worst part was that I was really doing great before that.  I'd saved the teams asses a number of times.  Ah, well.  Hopefully, I'll learn the lesson.
14162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Opera man! on: June 06, 2007, 02:29:49 PM
Any pages not loading?  Also, when you say "pretty slow to load pages," how slow are we talking?

I'm thinking of picking this up today, although since I picked up a laptop, my need for one has certainly dropped.
14163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Survival Horror Shooter in the Works on: June 06, 2007, 12:25:55 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on June 06, 2007, 09:53:21 AM

what about Eidos' _Touch the Dead_... other than it looks kinda lame...

I actually was enjoying that game quite a bit, until I realized when you die, you restart with the same amount of health, which means you can save your way into a corner and not be able to continue effectively.  Needing to start over killed the game for me.
14164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Name a game you love that gets zero respect on: June 06, 2007, 12:23:53 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 06, 2007, 12:16:38 PM

Direct Action: Act of War- great single player RTS campaign that rekindled the old C&C magic in a way that Generals and C&C3 failed to.   

You know, I had a problem getting this game to work with my graphic card when it came out, and I remember really liking the little I did play of it.  Maybe I'll give it a go on the new laptop.
14165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Name a game you love that gets zero respect on: June 06, 2007, 12:22:52 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on June 06, 2007, 11:42:52 AM

Oh I love this topic!  I know I'm the ONLY one here at GT that loved these two games:

Advent Rising (Xbox)
Bullet Witch (X360)


Advent Rising's story and characters were right up there with the KOTOR series.  And I don't think I need to tell you about Bullet Witch.  Both fantastic games that people loved to put down.

I enjoyed Advent Rising, too.  Played it start to finish.  I'm still hoping they release the sequels.  Once Bullet Witch comes down to a reasonable price, I'll give that a shot, too.

As for my choice, I'd go with a genre, actually.  Platformers.  I love 'em.  Even the lesser ones, as long as the controls are decent.  I liked the Tak series (at least the first two), Scaler, Vexx, even loved the Animaniacs game that came out last year.  But I'd have to put Voodoo Vince at the top of the list.  I wish they'd go back to that property, but I know they never will.

Another genre that I'm hoping will make a comeback on the Wii is Adventure Games.  I got a new laptop recently, and for some reason, I plunged hard back into them.  Even picked up some independant games that are amazing.

One last game that doesn't really fit in a category that I played straight through but didn't get a lot of attention was Chibi-Robo for the Gamecube.  It had personality and was a ton of fun to play.
14166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: finally....no final fantasy for 360 on: June 06, 2007, 12:10:34 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 06, 2007, 06:07:53 AM


Don't go pre-ordering yet, though.  There are some pretty strong rumors (I even saw a headline saying it was confirmed, but who knows) that MGS4 is 360 bound.
14167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: June 06, 2007, 12:05:55 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 06, 2007, 12:01:18 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on June 06, 2007, 03:57:54 AM

After all, if the Shadowrun property gets some notoriety behind it (like if this game is successful), then that could actually lead to it having enough of a perceived mindshare for a future RPG game to be more than just a niche title.

I've never bought that argument.  If Shadowrun the Counterstrike Clone is a huge success then that only makes it more likely for them to focus their efforts on Shadowrun 2 in the same vein. 

And it's not like MS needed to build up the name first- they are a first party publisher with enormous resources.  They could have pushed out very broad awareness of a Shadowrun RPG if that's the direction they decided to pursue from the get go.  They've managed to get plenty of publicity for new RPG IPs like Fable, Mass Effect, and Blue Dragon.  The only one they stumbled with was Sudeki. 

As kind of a side note, the pre-marketing on Sudeki was still pretty high.  Sales may not have been great, but they tried.  We assume Blue Dragon and Mass Effect will sell big, but we don't know.  I would say Enchanted Arms was a bigger stumble, but I'm not sure what those sales were like.
14168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Borthers in Arms screenshots on: June 05, 2007, 08:23:58 PM
This looks a lot like the version I played on my cell phone.
14169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Survival Horror Shooter in the Works on: June 05, 2007, 05:45:11 PM
I wish The Red Star would still come out for the Xbox (and be BC, of course Tongue).  I actually read the comic books in anticipation of that game.

I liked the Area 51 game the best of the other ones you listed, but had a decent enough time with the rest.  I'm looking forward to Demetium, too.  It sounds a little like the amazing game Sanitarium.
14170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: June 05, 2007, 03:59:47 PM
IGN's review is out.  6.8.  I do agree with their comment at the start of the summary:
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A title needs a well-designed core of gameplay to be a success - we're not disputing that. But it's the extras and unlockables that keep people around. Shadowrun has no visible persistent statistics, no way to modify character models, nothing, outside of Achievements, to serve as reward. As gamers, it's rewards we crave, be it of the narrative variety, in-game items, new options or modes, or something entirely different. Shadowrun completely ducks away from the gaming tenet that sometimes the utterly superfluous can be the most necessary. Since this game's rewards are restricted to and reset after every match, there lacks that overarching sense of accomplishment that should be associated with a game designed to be played for endless hours.

I could see this being an issue for me, longevity-wise.  Probably my biggest problem with the game.  However, they go on to complain about the "poor art style," and I just don't see that at all.  It may not be as dazzling as Gears or GRAW 2, but I wouldn't describe it as poor at all.
14171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Console & Control Issues? on: June 05, 2007, 03:53:03 PM
I've had issues where the Wii won't recognize a controller for some random reason.  I've had to reboot the Wii from time to time, too.  But the biggest issue I have is that the Wii seems to be just at the edge of the range, though I think my TV is only about eight feet from the couch.  There are infrequent control problems in games, possibly from the range problem.  The Dragon Ball Z game won't even let me play unless I sit at the edge of the couch, which is uncomfortable.  I heard that one of the wireless sensor bars has a much longer range (though only in battery mode, which is annoying), so I ordered it recently, hoping to get rid of the range issue.  I wish Nintendo would just up the power output to the bar a little (assuming that's the issue).
14172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Time Ace on: June 05, 2007, 03:46:13 PM

Quote from: Laner on June 05, 2007, 03:19:11 PM

A GameFAQs post from someone who heard from Gamestop it was cancelled?  Not the most reliable source of info there smile

No question, but I thought it worth reporting anyway.
14173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Hour of Victory **demo this coming wednesday** on: June 05, 2007, 03:45:02 PM

Quote from: jimmyorr99 on June 05, 2007, 03:29:44 PM

I've been looking into this a little further. It looks like they've put an interesting little spin on the game. There are 3 characters that each have their own abilities. That's a nice twist.

A nice twist poorly implemented.  That was the thing that had me most interested in the game, but it really didn't have much impact on gameplay.  I've read a little more on the game, and there really does seem to be exactly one place where your sniper can climb onto the roof (and it's marked with a rope that could be climbed to reach said roof, but you sit through a grappling hook cut scene anyway).
14174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 05, 2007, 03:42:35 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on June 05, 2007, 12:17:14 PM

I so wish I could join in this "multiplayer" club you guys got going.  I feel like an outsider looking in.  icon_frown  Sounds like a lot of fun.  My problem:  I hate racing with a passion.  I tried the Forza demo and about 1/3 of the way through my first lap I quit and deleted the demo.

I'm curious.  How do you guys find "fun" in these racing games - single player or multi???  icon_confused

I do enjoy reading these threads though.  thumbsup

I think one day I will snap and go out and buy every multiplayer dominated game that I hate like Gears, GRAW and the most popular racing game of the moment, just so I can finally see what all this is about and I can finally be part of the exclusive GT multiplayer club, seemingly run by ATB and his cronies.   icon_wink

Race on friends!  I'm watching!  icon_biggrin

You can create a Bulletwitch car...


Also, thanks for the Idiot Group idea.  If I see you guys on, I'll try to hop in.
14175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tank Beat? on: June 05, 2007, 03:16:56 AM
If anyone else is curious, the Gamespot review is out.  3.8!  They say:
Quote
Don't bother playing Tank Beat.
The Good: You can take on up to four players via Nintendo Wi-Fi....
The Bad: ...though there is almost no one online to play with; simple gameplay gets old in about two seconds; poor implementation of pathing mechanisms.

They even start the review with:
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Tank Beat isn't much fun.

Linkage:http://www.gamespot.com/ds/action/tankbeat/review.html?sid=6171963
14176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 05, 2007, 03:13:07 AM
I've got to say that I'm not really interested in jumping into multiplayer at this point.  I know next to nothing about "racing etiquette," and I'm not really looking to learn.  Add to that supreme suckage and my need to get ahead of the guy in front of me plus the resultant inevitable bumping and/or crashing, and I don't need that kind of pressure while playing a game.
14177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/4) on: June 04, 2007, 11:44:33 PM

Quote from: kronovan on June 04, 2007, 10:57:08 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 04, 2007, 10:49:45 PM

I'm waiting on the Wii version of Tomb Raider: Anniversary.

Has a release date for the Wii version been reported yet?

Still TBA 2007.
14178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Time Ace on: June 04, 2007, 11:37:46 PM
According to a post on GameFAQs, it was cancelled.

http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=938139&topic=35840076
14179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Party 8 on: June 04, 2007, 10:57:56 PM
My four year old daughter loves it.  It's the first Wii game she's actually pretty good at playing.  I love that you have the choice for simple mini-games.  She won the last time we played (and would have even without the two star handicap I gave her).  She was through the roof.

I also like the board variety this time.  The straight boards are a welcome change, IMO.

Really, very fun, overall.
14180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re-Visiting Wii Play on: June 04, 2007, 10:53:25 PM
Wii Play is also available used, without the controller, now.  I picked it up a few weeks ago and had a very good time playing with my daughter.  Even played by myself a few times, but its definitely more fun multiplayer.
14181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Time Ace on: June 04, 2007, 10:51:00 PM
I just noticed this one last night, myself.  I'm intrigued.  Definitely waiting on reviews, though.
14182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/4) on: June 04, 2007, 10:49:45 PM
Planet Puzzle League is supposed to be great, so I'll get that one and probably the DS Browser.

I may pick up Call of Juarez if the reviews are okay.  I wish someone would get a western FPS right.  No one's done it since LucasArts (although I liked Gun).

I'm waiting on the Wii version of Tomb Raider: Anniversary.
14183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tank Beat? on: June 03, 2007, 07:28:59 PM
Any give Tank Beat a try on the DS?  It's real-time strategy with 3D graphics.  Just curious.
14184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 03, 2007, 04:29:03 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on June 03, 2007, 10:08:37 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 03, 2007, 07:51:01 AM

Since I don't have a desk nearby to attach it to I got my ironing board out and pressed ( biggrin ) it into service as a stand.  Worked out really well since I could adjust the height to my prefered location and it can be stored away quickly once I'm done racing.  I did have to put a thin book between the clamp and the bottom of the ironing board because the tightening screw on the clamp couldn't get enough grip on the thin surface of the board.

BRILLIANT! 

I'm actually considering a wheel now because of this.  The ironing board is in the TV room.  Frequently right next to the couch.  If storage of the wheel weren't a big PIA...of course, I could move the damned Steel Battalion controller from our trunk/coffee table to the basement.  Hmm.  This requires some thought.

How do the pedals fit under the ironing board?
14185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: June 02, 2007, 03:54:28 PM

Quote from: Calvin on June 02, 2007, 02:38:23 PM

Gamespot drops a 6.8 and Eurogamer (one of the few sites I respect) drops a 6? No thanks, no forum effect in the world is going to convince me at this point.

In fairness, though, the Gamespot review seems to have a big problem with improper license use (not letting go, in other words), ending the review with this line:
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Perhaps the most telling aspect of Shadowrun comes from WizKids, the maker of the other Shadowrun stuff. When the game was first unveiled last year, it alerted Shadowrun fans that this might not be for them by posting "fair warning, however: Microsoft rewrote the timeline and setting for this game, so it is not in continuity with the tabletop RPG. It may be more accurately described as a game loosely based on Shadowrun."

The Eurogamer review seems more balanced, but it does seem to boil to the game seeming to be overpriced for what you get.  He even ends with:
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And while I'm happy I played it, for this price, I probably wouldn't.

But the forum consensus seems to be that the game is a load of fun despite the limited number of maps.  With a game like this, by the time the price comes down to $30, you'll be jumping into a game filled with "experts" who know the nuances of character, tech and map. Is it worth the wait?  Maybe.  I have to say, though, that what should give this game longevity is the incredible balance of play styles they've set up.  There are so many options to choose from, and what the other team chooses and what your team needs will affect what you choose.  Even so, once you think you've got a character down, you'll find a situation where that's proven wrong and you'll have to rethink your standard choices.  That already happened to me.  I was very happy going in as a troll for most of my games, but then I was the focus of attack too often, so I switched to the elf.  Now I'm giving the human a shot.  Or maybe the dwarf.
14186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ds] etrian odyssey impressions on: June 02, 2007, 03:26:05 PM
I'd like to hear more about people's characters and which skills they're specializing in.  I'm crippled by my fear of heading down the wrong path with that stuff (dumb, I know, but that's me).
14187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Colin McRae: DiRT [360/PS3/PC] demo on: June 02, 2007, 03:20:21 PM

Quote from: Calvin on June 02, 2007, 01:14:39 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on June 02, 2007, 12:26:10 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 02, 2007, 12:00:00 AM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on June 01, 2007, 09:28:42 PM

First let me preface by saying that I liked the DiRT demo a lot more than the Forza2 demo.  However, the description of the multiplayer leaves me cold.  Forza2 has been ridiculously fun online just because of the sense of racing with other people.  Racing against the clock just doesn't seem as exciting.  Are they doing it this way just for the rally races, or for the buggy races too, which had multiple cars on the track in the demo?

Also, the game looks gorgeous and the racing model seems fine, but does anyone know about the "game"?  Will you get to buy cars, upgrade, tweak or anything like that?  I'm leaning towards buying it when it comes out, but I'm playing a lot of Forza2.

I just got my copy of OXM that has the review of Dirt (9.0) and they said that the multiplayer for this version is limited to the 100-person time trials for rally and hill climb events.  Codemasters hopes to get full competitive online into the next version, apparently.

They say that the career mode is a pyramid series of races where you earn points to advance and cash to buy new cars.  There is also a rally Championship mode "which lets you set up full-bore rallies replete with between-stage repairs".  I'm sure that neither will be to the depth that Forza is, but this is a different type of game.

CRAP.

While I am pretty disappointed about the multiplayer being so limited (I still think its going to be fun), the career sounds just fine to me-its not really appreciably different than a lot of other racers so long as you can buy and tune your cars-getting points for races is just fine. Don't be too upset TML, it still sounds awesome-9.0 baby!

I just wrote in the Forza 2 forum that I'm more of an SP guy, anyway.
14188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 02, 2007, 03:17:42 PM
I tried to join you guys last night, thanks to Ike's invite, but I couldn't get into the race.  It was nice watching you, though.  Worked out for the best, because I had just switched cars in my garage for a race and couldn't get to my very slightly souped VW.  Also, with the fan on, my mike is nothing but an irritant for others, so I had it off.  Not sure why I logged on, actually...

I did race some kids in another online race the other night, and was spanked pretty badly.  I have a hunch I'll be sticking with SP on this one.

I wasn't sure I was liking it at all, but I sat down for a couple of races last night and wound up finishing Proving Grounds  and doing the first set of races on the next level (amateur?).  It was going to be one or two races, and it turned into two and a half hours.
14189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: June 01, 2007, 06:31:46 AM

Quote from: ATB on June 01, 2007, 04:38:28 AM

Got feedback from a friend who I play GOW a lot with. He has it and LOVES it.

He recommend I rent it given the price.

Man WHERE ARE THE REVIEWS!?

Here's what I'm thinking.  Since it's multiplayer only, they may be waiting until they can experience it full on with others (instead of just LANning within the office) before writing up the review.
14190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Colin McRae: DiRT [360/PS3/PC] demo on: June 01, 2007, 06:29:15 AM
How do Rally navigators not vomit all over the map?
14191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [POLL]guides for games on: June 01, 2007, 06:28:35 AM

Quote from: mytocles on June 01, 2007, 05:09:17 AM


Also, as I like to say online, because I have no memory... my laptop has a lot more RAM than I do!  So sometimes I have to look up stuff I really already know, but have no way to dredge it back up into current memory.


This is a major reason I use guides.  I play a lot of games at once.  Many's the time I've gone back to a game and had no recollection of what I was doing next.  A guide is like a really informative bookmark.
14192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 01, 2007, 12:20:32 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2007, 12:03:45 AM

Quote from: Calvin on May 31, 2007, 11:42:32 PM

Eff eff eff. Shit. I am THIS close to buying this game now. Goshdamnit.

Me too.  You bastards are really making me want to go pick this up.  After all, it's still three weeks before DiRT comes out. 

BTW, is there any way to get that Best Buy $10 gift card without printing that thing out?  I don't have a printer at home and my work computer is only hooked into a specialty printer. 

You can use the coupon online.  I think you can use it for in-store pickup, too.

I totally caved and got this, by the way. 
14193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Hour of Victory **demo this coming wednesday** on: May 31, 2007, 07:21:10 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 31, 2007, 06:19:19 PM

From Major Nelson site

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Demo: Hour of Victory
Name: Hour of Victory Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Details: Play the highly anticipated demo for WWII action shooter, Hour of Victory.
Size: 937.6 MB (approx)

Edit: This has been pulled. I'll post another update in a few hours. This should be all set now
Share: Digg it | del.icio.us | Reddit
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:34 PM by Major Nelson | 148 Comments
Filed under: Demo, Marketplace

I saw it had been pulled last night, but I thought it was up again this morning.
14194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which $20 XBox 360 game is the best? on: May 31, 2007, 07:19:57 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 31, 2007, 06:41:35 PM

I was looking at the metacritic page for Blitz, and while the average scores were fairly low (69), most of the knocks on the game were that it was an uninspired port, but that it was fun if you hadn't played the original.  Since I never played the original, I just may keep it.  I don't expect there will be much multiplay, but I should be able to squeeze a few nerd points out of it at least.

I went with Blitz for the same reason.  That, and I already had everything else I wanted.  Also, I just found out Circuit City rang my order up wrong, and I saved an extra $13!
14195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: May 31, 2007, 06:27:06 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 31, 2007, 06:17:05 PM

listen, i got no spine.  it's really quite pathetic, to be honest.  could someone just ORDER me to get the darn game?    icon_biggrin

Get the darn game, you maggot.  Seriously, I just played for about two hours straight and had a complete blast.  This is a very good game.  Figuring out the ins and outs of the play balancing is going to be a lot of fun.  Right now, I go in as a Troll with a mini-gun, taking the gun link as my first tech, then adding teleport, resurrect and or tree of life as situations warrant.  There are needs and uses for everyone and everything, though.  Really amazing game.
14196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which $20 XBox 360 game is the best? on: May 31, 2007, 04:02:42 PM
For me, it's between Bomberman, Blitz and Cars.  Blitz seems like the best choice (I know it ain't Bomberman).  What do you guys think?

Thanks for starting this, Ike.
14197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Party 8 on: May 31, 2007, 03:42:38 PM
I've picked up all the previous Gamecube entries, but I rarely actually play them.  If my four year old was a little better at controlling the Wii, I'd jump at this.  She has a hard enough time with Cooking Mama.  Fast-paced mini-games are going to be too much for her, I think.  I'll wait for MP9.  The Wii controls will probably be more all-inclusive by then anyway.
14198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- WHEN?!?!?!?!?! on: May 31, 2007, 03:35:41 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on May 31, 2007, 01:34:56 PM

Quote from: Ridah
I'm worried about the frame rate during combat though, it looked a bit choppy. I really hope they do not ruin the game with a poor frame rate...

I had exactly the same reaction when I first saw combat footage from Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire, but those game ran fine upon release.  I agree that a choppy framerate can ruin an otherwise great game, even a turn-based one, so hopefully Bioware will continue the trend and get all their technical issues ironed out before the game ships.

-Autistic Angel

The framerate in KOTOR was not great.  In fact, it was one of the big complaints for most gamers and reviewers.


PS

Quote from: ATB on May 30, 2007, 07:47:22 PM



Quote from: Caine on May 30, 2007, 07:23:32 PM

with so many games to pick up, i've been considering buying them from liongames.  anyone have any experience with them?  it seems a bit odd that they can offer so many games on launch for 20-30 off retail. 

this is going to be an expensive year.

There's a couple of giant threads on www.cheapassgamer.com re: lion games. He seems legit.
You couldn't link to the thread itself?  Tongue
14199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 31, 2007, 03:31:33 PM

Quote from: Calvin on May 30, 2007, 10:04:33 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 30, 2007, 10:00:46 PM

BOUGHTEN!!

For my free $20 game I got Blitz The League.  Hey, how bad could it be?  It's got Bill ROmanowski and Lawrence Taylor on the cover.

Impressions later tonight after I've got some time with it (Forza, not Blitz).

Edit:  Also, I'm a little surprised how many people say they're going European.  Maybe I'll take American instead...

LOL. its really that bad. Were there no other choices? Dont open it man, don't do it.

Hey, what are the $20 choices from CC?

I'm starting to become tempted by this, but I'm really not a sim racer.  I'm looking forward to DiRT more.  I'm hopeless with car tweaking, too.  But it's sounding like the campaign might be addictive.

Any non-sim fans able to ring in on this?
14200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: May 31, 2007, 02:50:46 PM

Quote from: juniordan on May 31, 2007, 02:17:42 PM

I am leaning to feeling comfortable telling people it OK to buy this game. Their marketing strategy was horrendous,unless their plan was to use the MaryKay strategy (friend tell a friend) disgust.

The game is fun it will difinatly change the way you play your FPS.
Here is one of my coolest oh shit moments last night. 2 Bot had me cornered and closing in fast I quickly  telaported up to the lvl above x-ray visioned down for a fix on their position. Teleported down behind them and took out one bot. The other must have did the same strategy I did because I could not find him (should have used my X-ray vision now I think about it) All of a sudden I am getting hit with bullets, so I teleported through the nearest wall to get my bearings x-rayed vision to find his position to my surprise he had already revived the other guy I first killed. I forgot you had to finish them off. The game ended with a series telaports, gliding into positions and separating the two and crossing my fingers that the guy I am going after is the one that did the reviving. Because if I took him out the other one will bleed out and die. Lucky for me I got the right guy and destroyed his body. Lots of FUN.

The maps I've been training on seems small but somehow they work out fine. The key is to learn teleporting  gliding and being able to aim on Que. My foot is in my mouth guys, the game is mad fun.



I'm with you.  I think it's okay to say this is pretty damn cool.  I've only worked through the training (about to finish the elf training, in fact).  As you go through, it gets a little overwhelming, but it's going to be a simple matter of figuring out what I like to use best and mostly sticking to it.  Teleporting is damn cool, though, and very useful with x-ray vision.  I may choose the link tech as my third option and play as a troll.  Still deciding. 

I had a similar experience as yours, but the room was filled with enemy bots.  I was using old shooter mentality and tried to duck and shoot on the same level for a while.  That really knocked my health down.  The meter was beeping at me pretty frequently.  Then I switched tactics and began teleporting up, using x-ray, then dropping in behind a bot, taking him out, and popping back up to regroup.  It was a real nail-biter.  I had a sliver of health left when I finally took the last guy down.
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