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14361  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 02, 2008, 06:39:09 AM

Quote from: shon on July 02, 2008, 03:12:37 AM

Journey is good. 

No.  Nonononononononono.  No.

14362  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 02, 2008, 06:37:45 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 02, 2008, 04:38:24 AM

I see the date/time is also displayed now with the XMB.  I am downloading the trophy update for super stardust HD.  I hope to earn some trophies here when it's done installing smile

Edit:  got one trophy and if there was a sound, I couldn't hear it.

I heard a sound, but it's very faint and not distinctive, like the 360 Achievement sound.
14363  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ChronoTrigger DS on: July 02, 2008, 05:35:23 AM
14364  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 02, 2008, 01:14:02 AM

Quote from: Chaz on July 02, 2008, 12:58:56 AM

I don't know that skipping the walkthrough is always good advice.  There are definitely sections of MGS3 that I wouldn't have gotten past before getting frustrated with them had I not used the guide.  For me, there are games where I love figuring out puzzles.  MGS isn't one of them.  I'm playing an MGS game, the first time at least, mostly for the story.  Gimmick bosses are cute and all, but I don't generally love dying to them over and over again while I figure out what obscure trick you have to use to get past them.

So if you want to, use the walkthrough, and don't feel bad about it.  Having finished MGS3 and 4 using a walkthrough where I felt I needed to, I don't think I robbed myself of anything.  In fact, since I finished them, I think I had a much more fulfilling experience than I would have if I'd spent a large chunk of my gameplay frustrated at the game, which might have kept me from finishing in the first place.  I would play with it closed, and open it up if you get stuck, then close it again.  But that's just me, you play it any way you want to.

That's generally how I play with a guide, though I also used it in MGS2 to figure out where I should be heading next.  I also use them for a bookmark of sorts.
14365  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 01, 2008, 11:37:43 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 01, 2008, 10:36:24 PM

Um, what
Spoiler for Hiden:
modern day section in MGS3?  The entire game takes place in 1964.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I meant the Snake Eater mission.  That's where the crappy guide starts, skipping the Virtuous Mission entirely.  No mention of it.  The screenshots made it look more modern, so in trying to keep from getting spoiled, I misled myself.
14366  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: July 01, 2008, 05:27:09 PM
I'm up to MGS 3, amazingly!  However, I bought the Subsistence guide to, um, guide me through it, and that guide is just god-awful.  One of the worst guides I've ever seen.  They completely skip an entire section, moving right to
Spoiler for Hiden:
the modern day section,
a surprise that was ruined for me, as I had to figure out what the hell was going on and what the guide was missing.
14367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: July 01, 2008, 05:22:44 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 01, 2008, 02:03:37 PM

Quote from: ChrisGrenard on July 01, 2008, 01:58:26 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 01, 2008, 01:48:44 PM

I bought the rock band drum silencers last night:

No noticeable problems yet. And a noticeable improvement of enjoyment of playing drums (because I can actually hear the effing song)

I've had the silencers for several weeks, big thumbs up from me.

I bought them last week too.  I just could not get used to them.  For some reason I lose my rhythm unless I can hear the drums being hit and the extra bounce really threw off my timing.  They are excellent noise reduction pads and they make the drums look nice.  But I could not use them.  icon_frown

I had a different set and bought these to replace them.  Hopefully, when my replacement drum kit arrives, I can transfer them with no sticky loss.
14368  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Peripheral Problems on: June 30, 2008, 09:19:35 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 30, 2008, 08:57:49 PM

Quote from: jersoc on June 30, 2008, 08:50:39 PM

welcome the world of crappy pads! do you have a QM set? You can always penny mod it. that's what I had to do. Also socks and the rubber band works well I hear.

QM Set?  I don't follow...

I just found this out recently and just got off the phone with EA Support about it.

If you look on the bottom of your drum pads, you'll see a number printed with a set of letters. I have the old set, the EL set, which is the original set and has noted problems.  The most recent is the SL.  The QM is the middle set. 

Here's the link I used.

BTW, EA just extended the warranty.  I'm getting a replacement pad within a week.
14369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/30) on: June 30, 2008, 08:40:06 PM
I'll probably get Soul Calibur.
14370  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: June 30, 2008, 03:12:30 PM
The only thing I would really love from the in-game XMB is the ability to check the internet whithout leaving a game.  I realize that's probably impossible, with memory restrictions, but imagine leaving GameFAQs up while playing something, even if it was limited to old PS2 games.  Wow, I'd love that.

Well, of course I've now actually watched the video and realize this exists, to a degree.  I'll just have to get there through Google, I guess.
14371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/30) on: June 30, 2008, 03:10:12 PM
I may do Trauma Center, but my DS has been acting wonky on the sides, so it's not as precise as it used to be.
14372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: June 30, 2008, 03:08:01 PM
IN - stand alone game.  

Please, please me with the Beatles.  Oh, yeah.

Quote from: CeeKay on June 30, 2008, 03:07:45 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on June 30, 2008, 03:01:59 PM

Quote from: IGN
While Harmonix has yet to reveal the number of tracks included on the RB2 disc, with the inclusion of all the previously released DLC, the set list at launch may top 300 songs.

Mother of god ...

Beatles?? maybe?

I did see something last week about various unnamed companies trying to license Beatles stuff for videogames.  I can't remember where though.

That was even in the mainstream news, which is where I first saw the RB2 announcement, too!
14373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Ninja Gaiden 2 on: June 27, 2008, 11:45:42 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on June 27, 2008, 11:31:45 PM

I just don't know what to make of Autistic Angel's comments. He clearly understands the game, but his description of the game difficulty is significantly different than most professional review sites, which use adjectives such as "brutal", "punishing" and "unforgiving".

I want to believe Autistic Angel, but I'm concerned that he is a "natural" at fighting games, so to him everything is actually easier than it is for the other 90% of the population. On the original Xbox certain people kept saying that Ninja Gaiden wasn't that difficult once you got a few combos down , and took some time to practice. I took their advice, got manhandled repeatedly, and could never finish the game. Turned out to be one of the most frustrating titles I ever played.

Ironically, I played the demo of Ninja Gaiden 2 on the easier difficulty and I never used a health item, and didn't even come close to dying once. So now I'm just conflicted. The demo seems to back up Autistic Angel's comments, by every damned review site is stating the opposite. I'd really love to grab this one, because I enjoyed the demo. But at times I still wake up in the dead of night trembling over the raping I took in the previous game.

That's kind of what I was saying earlier.  I'm not sure I'd believe comments about a game's difficulty from someone who's burned all of the moves from the last game into his subconscious and can pull them off in his sleep.  Angel's sense of "easy" may be a little far from the mark of Joe Average.

Not to say his comments weren't well thought out and don't have me toying with getting the game anyway.
14374  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Ninja Gaiden 2 on: June 27, 2008, 08:43:54 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 27, 2008, 05:29:29 PM

By the way, I completed the game on Warrior this weekend and immediately started a second play through to get Dragon Sword Mastery...I've completed Ninja Gaiden, NG: Black and NG: Sigma a total of over a dozen times...

Ninja Gaiden II is tailor-made for all the people who found the original appealing, but too punishing to enjoy. 

I'm not sure these two thoughts go together, exactly.

14375  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Ticket to Ride Discussion on: June 27, 2008, 08:37:52 PM
I gotta say that Lost Cities was not good.  That was too bare bones, IMO, and lacked any kind of oomph or polish.  While Ticket to Ride may not be near Catan or even Uno, I think it's way above Lost Cities.  I agree that it doesn't have a lot of oomph, but I don't know that it needed it.  I feel that the game could use more of an overview.  I rarely feel like I have a good overall impression of what my opponent might be doing, unlike in the board game.  Still, I bought it and expect to play it.
14376  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: worst parts of great games. on: June 26, 2008, 08:47:43 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 18, 2008, 02:04:40 PM

Lot's of people will say Hades in God of War (I'm not one of them).

I am one of them.  I just finished God of War for the first time and specifically hunted this thread down.  Man that was one annoying level.  I spent over an hour on the logs alone.
14377  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: June 26, 2008, 06:02:44 AM
I just finished MGS2.  I made the mistake of plowing through before bed, though, so I was drifting a little in some of the cutscenes.  I think I got most of it, though.  Really great story, revealing things at nice moments.  And I didn't hate Raiden (still pronounced Ray-den in my head) as much as Rose.

Quick question: I got a clear code that I was supposed to enter on, but that site seems to be inactive.  What did I miss?
14378  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alone in the Dark impressions (impending) on: June 26, 2008, 05:59:03 AM
I'm anxious to hear them.  I really want to buy this, just to support them, but I think I have to wait until a price drop.  I really don't have time right now, either.
14379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Guitar Hero On Tour on: June 25, 2008, 09:09:20 PM

Quote from: Zero on June 25, 2008, 08:14:36 PM

Well...Toys R Us has a buy 2 get 1 with Guitar Hero DS for $ would be $100 for 3, so $33+tax for each.  I might get this version smile

I got mine through TRU (picked up Soul Bubbles, too, which seems pretty cool).

Quote from: Windows95 on June 25, 2008, 09:00:43 PM

So is it really worth it?  For me the fun of Guitar Hero is holding a "real" guitar and playing with friends.  Playing solo on the go doesn't strike me as much fun.  Not to mention the looks I'd get in public rocking out on my DS. biggrin

Your big reasons for playing GH are definitely not in the DS version.  But there's still something fun about it (though not so much on my hand).
14380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Ticket to Ride...soon? on: June 24, 2008, 05:34:51 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on June 24, 2008, 02:40:51 PM

Interestingly enough... that site reports 250pts of achievements... which suggest to me that the 1910 Mega Game and Europe may be DLC later.  We won't know till tomorrow.

If you cut out European Track Star (15), Au Naturel (15), and the Ticket Master (20), then You drop all the expansion content and get the standard 200 pts.  *shrug*  Like I said, we'll know tomorrow.

Excellent point.  Obviously, I'd prefer these things now, but I'll take 'em as add-ons, assuming the game is good.  Maybe they'll release the add-on at the same time as the game.
14381  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 24, 2008, 05:32:03 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 24, 2008, 03:41:14 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 24, 2008, 03:38:33 PM

Why do they keep releasing stuff from obscure bands nobody has heard of?  Now the rumor mill is saying that one of the groups that might end up in the game is some British band that I guess was pretty popular in the 60s...

The Beatles may be coming to Rock Band (or Guitar Hero).

From the Financial Times:

Beatles representatives are in talks with two companies to create a Beatles-themed video game in a move that could pave the way for a broader licensing of the Fab Fourís catalogue.

The representatives have held discussions with both Activision and MTV Games, the respective makers of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games, in which players strum along to favourite songs or form virtual bands.

A final deal would be worth several million dollars, according to a person familiar with the talks, and could be reached in a matter of weeks. However, it would have first to win the blessing of both Apple Corps, the company established by the band to oversee its business interests, and EMI, the UK music group that owns the Beatles master recordings. Both declined to comment.

The surviving Beatles and their heirs have been cautious about exploiting their material on new platforms. They were slow to re-issue their albums on compact disc.

In spite of repeated discussions, EMI and Apple Corps have yet to license Beatles recordings for digital use, including for sale through Appleís iTunes music store.

Apple Corps has become more active in recent months since Jeff Jones took over as chief executive.

The company, whose board includes Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono Lennon, has allowed Beatles compositions to be used on American Idol and in a Las Vegas show.

Martin Bandier, chief executive of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which controls more than 200 Beatles copyrights, said the exposure on American Idol had yielded a number of inquiries, including from mobile phone carriers.

ďTo my view, itís only a matter of time before we see Beatles songs that are the original recordings in motion pictures, in television work, and yes, maybe even one day in a commercial,Ē said Mr Bandier, arguing that sensitivities about commercialism should be balanced against the merits of exposing the band to a younger generation.

The Beatles could help sway a battle between Activision and Electronic Arts, the biggest US video game publishers. Activision has generated more than $1bn so far from Guitar Hero as sales approach 20m units.

EA, in partnership with MTV, introduced Rock Band in November. Thanks to added functionality, the game has sold more than 3m copies.

An Activision spokesman declined to comment on whether it was competing for Beatles rights. MTV said: ďWe are talking to virtually every major rock artist all the time about ways we might get them involved in Rock Band.Ē

Please sign with Rock Band not GH...
Please sign with Rock Band not GH...
Please sign with Rock Band not GH...
Please sign with Rock Band not GH...
Please sign with Rock Band not GH...
Please sign with Rock Band not GH...
Please sign with Rock Band not GH...
Please sign with Rock Band not GH...
Please sign with Rock Band not GH...

+ Infinity for each one of those.
14382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nobody got Space Invaders Extreme? on: June 24, 2008, 01:55:38 PM

Quote from: Misguided on June 24, 2008, 11:33:28 AM

Quote from: Gratch on June 23, 2008, 04:48:33 PM

I've had this in my hand twice, but just couldn't bring myself to shell out money for Space Invaders.  Even if it is a version with shiny new paint.

Grue is right. The game isn't really space invaders, but what it would have been if Tetsuya Mizuguchi had made it.
So it's like the illegitimate love child of Space Invaders and Rez.

Oh, and J, the paddle is awesome.

Where did you get the paddle and how much was it?  Play Asia only has the bundle for $50, but I don't really want the Japanese version of Arkanoid (unless someone can tell me that the English language settings are the same as in the US release - meaning no Japanese text).  The only other place I've seen it has it for $40+ with shipping (Japan Video Games).
14383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Ticket to Ride...soon? on: June 23, 2008, 09:24:21 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on June 23, 2008, 09:19:57 PM

That site doesn't usually post incorrect info (I think it is datamined from somewhere) so it looks like we do get both boards.

You know, I should have thought to check there.  Good catch and good news!
14384  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/23) on: June 23, 2008, 08:16:50 PM

Quote from: jersoc on June 23, 2008, 07:23:04 PM

Doolittle and Weezer for Rock Band DLC

I'm in on that, too.
14385  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nobody got Space Invaders Extreme? on: June 23, 2008, 08:15:13 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 23, 2008, 07:22:47 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 23, 2008, 06:23:30 PM

I'll pick this up again if it comes to XBLA.

Is it scheduled to?

I haven't heard anything, but it'd work perfectly.

Quote from: jersoc on June 23, 2008, 07:44:14 PM

But I keep hearing the psp version is better.

Where have you heard that?  I've heard nothing but the opposite.
14386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Ticket to Ride...soon? on: June 23, 2008, 06:52:06 PM
Turns out Ticket to Ride is out this week!  So, yes, it is soon!

Also, according to this forum posting:, the achievements make mention of both the European board and the 1910 Expansion.  We'll have to see if that is based on fact or not, though.
14387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/23) on: June 23, 2008, 06:51:09 PM
Happy Tree Friends and Ticket To Ride are on XBLA this week!
14388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero DS on: June 23, 2008, 06:42:52 PM
IGN's review went up last night.  A very positive 9.0!

They said:
Closing Comments
Iím not going to defend Guitar Hero: On Tour as a stand-alone: if you want the absolute Guitar Hero experience you really should grab the real deal for whatever console you may have. Itís a lot cooler and more social to jam out with full-sized guitars. But even though Guitar Hero: On Tour might not feel like playing guitar, it definitely feels like playing Guitar Hero: itís an excellent portable representation of the full experience, and itís incredibly hard to think of any way to do it better than how Vicarious Visions did it. The gameplay is spot on, and the peripheralís great construction enhances the experience. What could have easily been a cheap, licensed rhythm game cop-out on the Nintendo DS is actually a serious project that works extremely well on the handheld.
14389  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call Of Duty 5........Treyarch,WWII on: June 23, 2008, 06:40:11 PM
I thought the trailer looked good.  I could see similarities to the COD4 engine (there's a sharpness or, even, a hypereality to the graphics).  The story in COD3 was pretty weak, though, and, like wonderpug, I prefer the European side of the war (Nazis are so much easier to hate than those guys we dropped an overkill bomb on), so while I'm certainly interested, I'll be waiting for reviews.
14390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/23) on: June 23, 2008, 06:34:55 PM
I'll probably pick up the DS Guitar Hero, unless I start seeing reviews that are the exact opposite of IGN's extremely positive one.

Alone in the Dark I may get this, just 'cause I want to support the effort they made, but I hear it's kind of a mess, so I may wait for a price drop
Battlefield: Bad Company IN
Command and Conquer 3: Kaneís Wrath  If I ever finish the first one, I'll pick this up, but there's too much on my plate just now.
Hail to the Chimp I liked the humor of the demo a lot.  The gameplay, not so much.  I didn't get to play all of the mini-games in the demo, though.  If reviews are good I may be IN, but probably not.
Hellboy: Science of Evil Waiting for reviews, but hoping to be IN.
Supreme Commander Possible, but doubtful.
14391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nobody got Space Invaders Extreme? on: June 23, 2008, 06:23:30 PM

Quote from: The Grue on June 23, 2008, 04:04:15 PM

This game is to Space Invaders what Pac-Man Championship Edition was to Pac-Man. 

That's exactly how I've been describing it.  Of course, I feel like P-M:CE was largely ignored, despite being an amazing and addictive game.  SIE is a fantastic game that is very easy to pick up and play (I've tried one level a dozen times, it seems, just trying to get a little further).  The variety in the levels and the things that you do and try are incredible, yet it never feels like it's not Space Invaders.  Just like P-M:CE.  I'll pick this up again if it comes to XBLA.
14392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows on: June 22, 2008, 08:19:40 PM
Hey, that does look good.  I especially liked when they pointed out that web swinging and fighting were two separate elements that needed to be married together.

I downloaded the trailer for this recently and was disappointed in the story only-ness of it.
14393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: June 22, 2008, 08:15:56 PM

Quote from: Aliasbuck on June 22, 2008, 06:29:35 PM

Quote from: Tals on June 03, 2008, 05:56:39 AM


I really can't see anyone getting fit with Wii Fit unless they put in around an hour a day.

Agreed and an hours jog or whatever fitness you do will no doubt be more benefit.


Have to disagree:

I was sadly out of shape prior to Christmas, up to 202 at 5-9 after I badly pinched a nerve in my leg and back and was pretty much out of commission for most of the fall, to the point that slow walking was painful, forget anything qualified as "exercise". 

However, after feeling relatively good for a few weeks, I bought a Wii in February (bowling - yes, boxing - yes, tennis - sort of.  Baseball - dear god, someone ripped my arm off - not doing it).  Dropped about a couple pounds on Wii sports.  Finally got to the point where I could walk and not look like Frankenstein with a bad back, but running was out of the question still. 

Bought Wii Fit on day 1 and have been doing 30 minutes per day, missing a day or two here and there.  I am down to just under 193 and this is from doing nothing but Fit and Sports.  I can even do both the tennis and baseball events without pain.   icon_eek 

I'm finally in some kind of mediocre shape that I can get back to doing active things again (The bike just went in the shop for a tuneup after 9 months of no use, because I couldn't even get on it) and continue my transformation back to the real me from an amorphous blob - and not one minute spent on godawfulboringashell physical therapy. 

Now, I'm not claiming that it'll do a lot for someone who is in decent shape, but for someone like me, I have to say that the silly thing works.  I was skeptical, but at the heavy encouragement from mrs. AB, I tried it.  Darned if she wasn't right.  Smart lady she is  nod

I'm also not in great shape, and I'm hoping it'll help me in the same way.

It seems that everyone here who denounces the thing is already doing plenty of other excersizing. 

Now if only I could find the damned thing...
14394  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Store? on: June 22, 2008, 02:34:25 PM
I think you can download stuff to a memory stick if your computer takes one and then plug that into the PSP.
14395  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii Impressions on: June 21, 2008, 07:35:42 PM

Quote from: JCC on June 21, 2008, 05:48:53 PM

I have tried every type of store that sells video games. Target, FYE, BB, EB/GS, Costco, Radio Shack, etc. For about 3 weeks, I have been unable to find any trace of this game, other than wheels, strategy guides, and demo kiosks which taunt me. I just don't understand WHY this would be hard to find.

I think the whole reason is the wheel.  Anytime you have to manufacture something, as opposed to just slap on a disc and ship, it slows things down significantly.  It's one of the reason I preordered consoles this go 'round and why I'm getting more and more frustrated that I can't find a Wii Fit.
14396  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: June 21, 2008, 05:31:03 PM
I was supposed to get this thing for Father's Day, but my wife could not find it anywhere.  Any leads on when new shipments might start trickling in?  Or where I can find it for the regular retail price?
14397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infamous - new info from Game Informer on: June 21, 2008, 04:16:26 PM

Quote from: EddieA on June 21, 2008, 03:01:02 AM

I'm guessing that the plan for Sony's second-party developers (I think that's what they're called) is to create a new IP for their first PS3 game, and then return to their more famous series.  Insomniac did Resitance and then Ratchet & Clank Future, Naughty Dog did Uncharted and are probably working on a new Jak game now, and Sucker Punch is doing Infamous, and then may do another Sly Cooper.

I thought J&D was a trilogy.  Period.  Or "full stop," if Metallicorphan reads this.  Didn't I read that somewhere?
14398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Advertising in videogames on: June 21, 2008, 12:57:11 AM

Quote from: gellar on June 20, 2008, 09:51:06 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 19, 2008, 03:02:31 PM

OOOOOOh no we don't.  Fight Night Round 3 had the WOOOORST advertising I've ever seen in any title, ever.  From having The King as a workout partner, "This knockout cam brought to you by Dodge", and far worse, Fight Night Round 3 would be hard to beat.

No sir, that was the BEST in game advertising, ever.  Solely for that part.


FN3 was ever present, but it felt appropriate.  It's not like you'd never see the knockout cam brought to you by Dodge on actual television.
14399  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales of Vesperia announced on: June 20, 2008, 10:10:17 PM
I liked Tales of Symphonia quite a bit on the 'Cube, but I never finished it.

ToS seemed to rate highest on GameRankings with 85.7%.  Tales of Eternia on the PSP comes closest to it at 84.3%.  Tales of the Abyss is only ranked 79.2%, still really respectable.
14400  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: worst parts of great games. on: June 20, 2008, 05:50:01 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 20, 2008, 04:25:22 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on June 20, 2008, 02:26:36 PM

Quote from: EddieA on June 20, 2008, 01:04:09 AM

Driving around Haven City in Jak 2 was horrible.  The streets were so overclogged with other vehicles that you sometimes just had to sit there and wait for them to move in order to get past.  Since you had to drive all over the city between missions, it became a chore to play.  All they had to do was decrease the traffic by half, and the game would have been great.  Thankfully, that's just what they did for Jak 3, and that was one of the best games of the previous generation.

I didn't play Jak 3 for exactly that reason.  After how good Jak 2 COULD have been, I didn't want to get burned.

i quit jak 2 and was almost in the same boat as you are.  i got it cheap on the recommendation of someone here and i was very surprised.  it's a much better game than 2 was.  i really want them to make a ps3 sequel

Man, I just started Jak II.  I loved it immediately, but thought the traffic was a little annoying.  Now I'm starting to worry that the minor irritation will turn into something that will keep me from finishing the game.  Sigh.

By the way, the social aspect of GTA IV is one of the most clearly defined horrible idea in a great game things I've ever encountered.  However, turning on Sleep Mode helps tremendously.  It's just irritating that you constantly have to keep turning it on.
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