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2121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Place Your Bets! Will He Get the House Loan! on: November 17, 2007, 07:34:49 PM
Okay, my friend and I got into an "argument" about finances and he eventually told me to "put my money where my mouth is."  The bottom line is that he and his fiancee want to buy a townhome, but I feel the cards are really stacked against them. In fact, I told him he is wasting his time shopping the market. He wants to make a bet of $100 that he'll get the loan. We thought we'd have some fun toying with his future. If I lose this bet I lose my budget for Mass Effect and COD4. So this is SERIOUS STUFF! 

The details:

Their combined income: $95,000

Total combined debt:
Credit Cards: $1300 per month (he had some serious medical problems)
Rent: $1250 per month
Car Loans: $450 per month
Student Loans: $270 per month

Total monthly net pay: $~5100


To BIG negatives against them:

Her credit rating: 675-685
His credit rating: 590-610

and they have both been at their jobs under a year (but they have been consistently employed)


The townhome is $170,000, but the construction company currently has a special selling their "inventory homes" at 10% off, so the selling price would be $153,000. They only have $2000 saved, so I'm guessing it would be a no money down loan.


So, should I bet my Mass Effect Money?! Need any more details? Don't fail me Gaming Trend!!!!!!
2122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Atlus supporting the 360 now on: November 17, 2007, 01:30:53 AM
Excellent News! Operation Darkness looks sweet.
2123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: October NPDs on: November 16, 2007, 09:27:43 PM
Although it is currently fashionable to jump on the bandwagon that is trumpeting that Sony has failed this generation, I think it is still far too early to make that claim. First, Sony has finally made their console price competitive. Second, they still have an amazing stable of first party developers, and as witnessed by Halo and GTA, one title can really catapult a system. Sony is far more likely to find that "magic-bullet" than Microsoft. With the exception of Bungie (who is now "independent") MS has an anemic development stable in contrast to Sony. Third, Sony still has unreleased exclusive behemoths such as Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy, God of War, and Metal Gear Solid.

It also needs to be restated that outside of North America is a very different story. Sony is outselling MS in Europe, and trouncing it in Japan. There is absolutely no indication that this trend will end.

Sony will clearly not retake their #1 title this generation, but I still maintain that they will overtake MS and be the second best selling console of this generation. If you look at the disparity of available software between Sony and MS, Microsoft should be manhandling the PS3. If it hasn't happened by now, chances are it will never happen. Microsoft is in full stride and has already released its flagship title. For all intents and purposes, Sony has only now entered the competition and brought itself down to fighting weight.

If anyone should be worried it is MS- lackluster European sales, abysmal sales in Japan, a massive 1 billion dollar hit on hardware, and the inability to swiftly increase sales in North America despite numerous AAA releases. They are still a regional power that had their eyes firmly set on first place this generation.
2124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 12:45:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 16, 2007, 08:38:12 AM

so, is it just me or is anyone else finding the enemy AI lacking?  I'll get into a fight, jump up on the roof, wait for them to climb up and just whack them as they repeatedly try and climb up, or I'll find a couple of guards, assassinate one without the other noticing, hit blend, wait for the other guy to go 'someone killed bob!  oh no! ok, I spent my 5 seconds looking around, let me go back to the same exact spot as be-urk!'.  Heck, I walked up to a guy standing in front 6 or 7 other soldiers, killed him, and then walked away as they other guys slowly walked up to do their 5 second look and then return to formation without the captain standing in front of them.  It seems about the only people I can't just walk up to and kill are the Templars, and with them I'll just do the roof trick until they're dead.  No roof nearby, OK, I'll run away a bit, let them catch up, run a bit more, and eventually I'll find a building to climb.

Yeah, the enemy AI is a little bit dubious at times but I still find it to be slightly above average. It seems to be coded with almost the exact same constraints as the AI in Metal Gear Solid.

I really wish that instead of just jumping in a stack of hay for 10 seconds to lose your pursuers,  you had to actually make it back to a safehouse where you could change clothing. It would be fine to *hide* in the hay, but you would have to sneak past continuously alerted guards until you made it to a safehouse. Only after you actually changed your identity could you walk around freely.

I definitely don't like how I can kill one guard, run past his friend, lose pursuit in 20 seconds, and then walk past the same pursuing guard(s) dressed the same as I was less than a minute ago. There is no real sense of urgency because you know you can always get away in a matter of seconds.




2125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 01:46:41 AM
I grabbed the game at Frys today for $39.99.  I'm glad I got it at that price because I'm fairly certain that this game won't live up to the GotY expectations I had hoped for. A quick distillation of my opening impressions:

+Wonderful graphics
+Fluid controls
+Interesting storyline

-The sci-fi aspect can be too intrusive
-The towns are bustling with people, but the overall feeling is very antiseptic. Not much is happening.
-The sidequests lack depth, and do seem like they will get repetitious.

I also wish there was a way for the camera to continuously stay over the shoulder. Perhaps a right bumper toggle. When jumping around the city you can suddenly find the camera facing you, or giving you a side view of the action. You can press the right analog stick to reorient the camera behind you, but it snaps back so quickly that it can be momentarily disorienting.

Overall it seems like a very solid game, but from my initial impression a score of about 80% seems fair.
2126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: October NPDs on: November 16, 2007, 01:11:28 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 16, 2007, 12:14:02 AM


R&C is a total bomb, just like everything else on Sony's platform.  I'm sorry but barring a miracle boost from the November $399 SKU, the PS3 is completely dead and unrevivable. 


I'm fairly certain Sony is now going to get some serious traction. I'm expecting 400,000 or more units to move in November. The real question is will the PS3 suffer from PSP-itis? (Hardware will fly off the shelves, but games sales will remain soft.)
2127  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT: The Darkness (Xbox 360) *sold* on: November 15, 2007, 11:27:06 PM
This was definitely one of the better FPS I've played this year.

Excellent Condition. Complete with case and manual. Will send with delivery confirmation. Looking For "like new" versions of:


PC:
Two Worlds
Bioshock
Galactic Assault

DS:
Panzer Tactics DS
Dragon Quest: MJ

PSP:
SOCOM: Tactical Strike
D&D Tactics
Warhammer: Squad Command

PS2:
Wild ARMS 5





2128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It Finally Happend- the dreaded Red Rings of Death! on: November 15, 2007, 04:35:09 AM
I'm sorry to say this, Kevin, but you had it coming. Did you think your Xbox 360 wouldn't find out about the way you were defending Uncharted for the PS3?  That little white box is a cruel mistress....
2129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: November 13, 2007, 11:50:48 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 13, 2007, 06:28:15 PM

Mine showed up today in the mail.  On the third mission so far.  It's been so easy a 5 year old could win without losses.  Hoping it gets challenging.  It makes the demo level look like Diablo in Hell slywink

I hope that changes. There are only 15 levels. Is there a difficulty selection when you start the game, or do you need to unlock hard mode?
2130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SOCOM: Tactical Strike (PSP) impressions on: November 12, 2007, 01:38:19 AM

Quote from: Turtle on November 11, 2007, 09:08:44 PM

Dante, in Liberation you can change difficulty settings at any time, or I think at mission starts and it'll take affect for the rest of the game.  I had to switch to easy at the beginning of Chapter 2.

Ugh, I really need to get a new PSP soon.

Yeah, thanks. Changing the difficulty on the Boss got me past that problem. All games should have that option!
2131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SOCOM: Tactical Strike (PSP) impressions on: November 11, 2007, 05:50:33 PM
That was a great description of the gameplay. Blackjack. Thank you! Looks like I'll be putting this one on my list of purchases.

I'm currently finishing off Killzone: Liberation which I though was fantastic until (minor spoilers.......)  you get to the map where there is a "mech" boss that shoots missiles, grenades, and has an immensely powerful Gatling gun. Oh, and to add injury to insult he also lobs out spider mines. I'm about to trade-in the game in frustration because I haven't even come close to killing him.

Up until this point it was one of my favorite titles in a long time. When I exited the game yesterday to try out Silent Hill Origins, I noticed that you can change difficulty settings. I'm not certain if this will carry over in my current game, or if it will only apply to future games. Guess I'll find out tonight. This huge difficulty spike really has me furious, however.
2132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SOCOM: Tactical Strike (PSP) impressions on: November 11, 2007, 06:00:44 AM
Blackjack,

Is this basically a SOCOM version of a Rainbow Six:Vegas style game? And BTW, thanks for helping me dodge SWAT. Ya took a bullet for the team!
2133  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: If you want a 40GB PS3... look at Dell on: November 06, 2007, 06:43:55 PM
Says Canadian cutomers only.

<edit> Yup. just tried to buy one with my credit card and Dell account. No luck. You may want to adjust the thread title.
2134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Turn Based sSrategy-Fantasy Wars Arrives on Shelves Wednesday on: November 06, 2007, 05:55:13 AM
For those of you who enjoy turn based strategy, Fantasy Wars will be on shelves Wednesday. I was very impressed by the demo and I'm hoping the game does well. If you enjoy the demo, please support the game. The closest thing I can compare the game to is a modern day Fantasy General with a look similar to Warcraft.

My friend already purchased and downloaded the game over a week ago, and he informed me that the AI does a very good job as the game scales into the more complex maps.

http://browse.files.filefront.com/Fantasy+Wars+Official+Demos/;1986099;/browsefiles.html

http://www.gamerankings.com/itemrankings/launchreview.asp?reviewid=774178

I know most people are hyped over games like Call of Duty 4 and Mass Effect, but those titles are already definite blockbusters. Games like The Witcher and Fantasy Wars are the one's that really need to be purchased early in their release cycle to promote further development of their ever decreasing niche. 
2135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/5) (The real post) on: November 05, 2007, 02:19:57 PM
Good grief:

SOCOM-PSP
Silent Hill-PSP
Panzer Tactics-DS
Dragon Quest Monster Joker-DS

F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate-PC


And with Warhammer for the PSP coming out next week, these damned portable gaming devices are killing me.
2136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Turn based strategy/tactical game. on: November 05, 2007, 03:09:20 AM
Try the demo of Galactic Assault. It isn't X-Com, but it is a good game.

http://browse.files.filefront.com/Galactic+Assault+Prisoner+of+Power+Official+Demos/;2062886;/browsefiles.html
2137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want to play through all the major PSX RPG's on: November 03, 2007, 06:06:33 PM
Love your website. Best sentence on the site:

"We went to the Sanctuary and began investigating only to get into a fight with one of the creepy Nipple Yankers!"

I just....well, damn. Nipple Yankers? What level are those things? And what happens when they make a critical hit?  smile

2138  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PAR Files on: November 03, 2007, 01:33:52 AM

Quote from: Destructor on November 02, 2007, 11:57:22 PM

Strange - usually the PAR repair program deletes the 'damaged' file automagically. At least mine does in the process of repairing.

I'd assume the bigger file is the fixed one, but frankly I don't know for sure.

If you want to be sure, check the time/date stamps on both files. In theory, the fixed file should be stamped whenever you ran your PAR program.

Good point, I don't know why I didn't think of that. The later time stamp is the standard mp3. The older time stamp is the one marked "xxx.mp3.1" I'm guessing this program just makes a backup of the original file, and adds the extra extension. The HELP tab sucks on this program.
2139  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / PAR Files on: November 02, 2007, 08:59:36 PM
A quick question about PAR files, since I've never used them before-

My friend sent me some MP3 files on a series of lectures, and the 3rd MP3 is corrupt. He also sent along some PAR files, which I know can be used to correct the file. I used a freeware program called NewzToolz to repair the MP3, but now I'm uncertain which file is the repaired file:

Lecture-Criminal Psychology-Oct 17.mp3  (12.8mb)
Lecture-Criminal Psychology-Oct 17.mp3.1  (12.2mb)

Is the file with the ".1" the corrected file, and I simply need to rename it by deleting the extra extension so that the computer sees it as an actual MP3 file.?  I'm confused on this issue because it is smaller than the original file.

Or is the ".1" my original broken file archived?

Thanks!
2140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Culdcept... DS!! on: November 01, 2007, 09:56:30 PM

Quote from: Misguided on November 01, 2007, 03:28:59 PM

One of the sites reporting on the DS version said the 360 version was due in Jan for 40 bucks...no idea
where they got the info from, though....where was it...

Ah, here it was...at Siliconera

I'm really anxious to find out more about these.

I'm glad to see this. About two months ago the game was no longer on Namco Bandai's site, and Gamestop just had the 1/1/08 placeholder. Now Namco Bandai has the game up again, and Gamestop is showing 1-15-08.  Good to hear, as I really wanted this game on the 360!
2141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Culdcept... DS!! on: November 01, 2007, 02:12:11 AM
I'm almost certain the 360 version is dead. I really wish this was being released for the PSP instead of the DS. I'd like to see better eyecandy.
2142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii...I'm Not impressed, but... on: October 31, 2007, 10:39:32 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 31, 2007, 10:29:53 PM

I agree with Laner.  You probably would get alot of fun out of Wii Sports (I know my wife and I have.)  But that's about it.

I have been able to coax my wife into playing co-op Gears of War, Crackdown, and hopefully Halo 3 soon. She seems to enjoy the games that can be played co-op over 2 360's but not split screen.  Maybe a second 360 and having her own screen might help.  It did wonders for us.

Maybe a 360 Core instead of a Wii?  Just a thought.





I think I'm misunderstanding you here. Was the split screen confusing her, or just distracting her? Or both?
2143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii...I'm Not impressed, but... on: October 31, 2007, 10:35:11 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on October 31, 2007, 10:01:16 PM

Don't bother with the Wii or Eye of Judgment.  Sounds like she's just not interested in gaming. I think your time and money would be better spent trying to find a different activity that you both can enjoy together.


Yes and no. There are definitely many games that she has no interest in, but she does seem to like first person games due to their level of immersion. She'll try to play them (Fear, Bioshock, etc) but she is simply not coordinated with the controller.

It is hard to explain her problem. The best distillation I can give is that she is good at using the left analog stick, or the right analog stick, but not both at the same time. I even made the mistake of joking that she "probably had a hard time patting her head and rubbing her belly at the same time." THAT wasn't a good idea.

I also know she would love to make some connection with me and my gaming hobby, but I need to find the right title and control scheme. I thought FPS on the Wii would be easier. Is this not the case?

2144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii...I'm Not impressed, but... on: October 31, 2007, 10:26:59 PM

Quote from: Laner on October 31, 2007, 10:15:59 PM

I wouldn't count on the Wii being a panacea for this either.  While Wii Sports is brilliant in that it can be played with broad gestures, there are plenty of other Wii titles that still require precise movements and therefore elicit the same frustration.  Both my sister and my wife became thoroughly annoyed with Wii Play and Super Monkey Ball for this very reason - and those are supposedly "non-gamer-friendly" titles!

Damn. And Wii Play was one of the titles I had my eye on.
2145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wii...I'm Not impressed, but... on: October 31, 2007, 09:52:20 PM
I have absolutely nothing against Nintendo or the Wii. The system is simply not for me. I love true HDTV, and the games I play are simply not a large part of the Nintendo stable. However, I'd really love to play some video games with my girlfriend. The problem is nothing I've shown her has been a success. So far I've experimented with:

Gears of War
Bioshock
Ratchet and Clank (PS2 versions)
Sly Cooper
Catan
Viva Pinata
Eternal Sonata
Culdcept
Top Spin

I've had no luck in keeping her entertained. Part of the problem is that she is simply godawful with a controller. For example, she seemed to really like the idea and atmosphere of Gears of War, but she spent more time shooting the ceiling, the floor, or me, instead of the enemy. I could see her frustration rising as she played, and even an hour later she still had SMD. (Severe Movement Disorientation)

I'm wondering if I should invest in the Wii as my last great hope. Considering that I have little enthusiasm for the system, I'd really be purchasing it as a "spend time with the lady" console. That is a considerable sum of money to spend, especially since software cannot be returned. But it would be worth it if she enjoyed herself. From any of your personal experiences, does the system really good for couples? Have you been able to win over your partner with the Wii?

Or should I place my hopes on The Eye of Judgment when I grab a PS3 next week? (She does enjoy card games, although she has not tried anything as complex as EoJ.)

2146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]typical.....MGS4 delayed on: October 31, 2007, 09:27:02 PM

Quote from: madpeon on October 31, 2007, 09:02:19 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 31, 2007, 06:48:17 PM

Quote from: StitchJones on October 31, 2007, 06:44:09 PM

No MGS4, No Finial Fantasy, no exclusive GTA IV....  Why would would i even consider getting a PS3 before mid year next year?

Arguably the best Blu-Ray player on the market?
Ratchet & Clank?
Etc, etc, etc.

There are many reasons to buy one. I probably play my 360 65/35 over my PS3, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth having now.



Not looking to add fuel to the fire, but could you elaborate on some of those 'etc's   Tongue

I've been thinking long and hard about picking up a PS3, but the best reason I can come up with is buying now so I can get guaranteed backwards compatibility. That, is a pretty weak reason.

These games all look excellent:

Ratchet and Clank
Heavenly Sword
Folklore
Eye of Judgment
Uncharted
Resistance: Fall of Man
Haze
Warhawk

<edit> For me a system must have 3 excellent exclusives before I'll invest my money. Ratchet and Clank, Eye of Judgment, and Folklore have "green-lighted" the PS3 in my opinion. Just waiting on the $399 version to hit stores.
2147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Eye of Judgment out Oct 24 - card-based game (think Magic) for the PS3 on: October 26, 2007, 08:04:50 PM
Is the consensus that this game will become rare? Or should I be safe waiting until after Christmas to pick it up? I don't even have a PS3 yet, but this title is the third "must-have" title for the console. Now that the PS3 is on my list since it passed my minimum game requirements, I know I'll grab  one for Christmas.

I just don't want to be paying $150 for EoJ on Ebay in 3 months.

2148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: October 26, 2007, 07:08:49 AM
Regarding the camera, you can easily see what the enemy is doing by cycling through your soldiers during the computer's turn using the shoulder buttons. The camera will shift to each unit very quickly, giving you some fairly solid situational awareness. You can also hit the "select" button and watch a satellite view of all known enemy movement.

Regarding how to set your soldier's facing:  Simply press and hold the O button over your selected unit. Move the d-pad in the direction you wish them to face while holding the O button. The soldier will rotate his facing accordingly without moving. Once you are happy with his cone of view, tap the O button to confirm.


I loved the demo, but it locked up on my PSP once. First time every for a PSP game. Considering this is a demo and not the actual UMD I'll give them a pass. This is now a first day purchase for me, but with only 15 SP missions I'm wondering how long the fun will last.
2149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 may be losing in sales.... on: October 26, 2007, 06:52:31 AM
1) My Sony HDTV was having some issues, so I called Sony during my warranty period.  My call was answered in about two minutes, and a repair technician was at my house 48 hrs later.

2) I purchased a PSP that had at least a half dozen dead or frozen pixels. After a 10 minute phone conversation Sony had my system replaced in 7 days with a brand new unit.

I think Sony's customer service is stellar. Now Samsung, on the other hand...
2150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Front Mission DS Impressions (?) on: October 25, 2007, 02:37:09 AM

Quote from: Lee on October 25, 2007, 12:24:21 AM

Ok, played a bit more and read the manual.

Spent a lot more time messing around in the store and outfitting my Wanzers (I really hate that name, I will just call them mechs). That part is

I hate the name "wanzer" also. I keep wanted to read it as "wanker", as in "You bloody WANKER!"

I'm enjoying the game so far, but I agree that there is something slightly off with using the d pad for movement.
2151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jericho on: October 24, 2007, 07:02:07 PM
I enjoyed the Xbox 360 demo, with the exception of the timed button sequences. Luckily, if you fail it just sends to back to retry the sequence. It doesn't send you back to some distant save point. I had no problem controlling my squad mates, the AI seemed average, and the graphics were slightly above average.

I definitely don't see how it earned a 3. However, the demo was very short so perhaps the problems show up later.
2152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Toshiba and Microsoft set to bring HD DVD integrated 360 to market on: October 22, 2007, 11:28:55 PM
There is no way in Hell ANY version of the Xbox 360 would be sold under the Toshiba name.

2153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I Must be Dreaming; There's a 360 in My Living Room! on: October 22, 2007, 07:14:14 PM

Quote from: kronovan on October 22, 2007, 06:35:49 PM

After buying a 2nd controller for my 360 I thought I had stopped the hemorrhaging of my wallet. Well apparently, at least according to my daughter, Electra is not to be played in Marvel Ultimate Alliance without the correct accoutrement's.  So our household is now the proud &/or embarrassed owner, depending on who's opinion is considered, of the latest and hottest in the line of 360 controllers.



I hope all you GT'ers can deal with your jealousy.  Roll Eyes

Still looks better than the puke green Halo controller.   smile

Congrats on your purchase. Don't forget to check out some demos on Live.
2154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: September NPD Results (US) - 360, Wii, DS ~500K. Sony dead in the water on: October 21, 2007, 11:39:21 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 21, 2007, 05:20:37 PM

Quote
After seeing those numbers I hereby proclaim the JRPG dead on the 360 unless Lost Odyssey performs a miracle. The 360 looks increasingly like a console that can only support sports titles, action titles, and a glut of FPS.


Why do we have to keep proclaiming that things are dead? I don't see the logic in saying JRPGs are dead on the 360 just because they aren't selling well, it's simply a niche market at the moment that perhaps over time will increase in popularity.

Well, to the best of my knowledge, no JRPGs have been announced for the 360 in the last year. I believe that Lost Odyssey, Infinite Undiscovery and The Last Remnant are the final items in the pipeline. Cry On really isn't a true RPG.
2155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: September NPD Results (US) - 360, Wii, DS ~500K. Sony dead in the water on: October 21, 2007, 03:21:55 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 21, 2007, 04:12:10 AM

For anyone curious how the JRPGs on the 360 faired:

Eternal Sonata:  37k
Blue Dragon:     33k

So after two months, BD still hasn't made it to 100k. 

On the PSP, Jeanne D'arc with only 16k.  It was it's second month on the market but still....

Also, interesting, the Wii/360 software disparity isn't nearly as big as most would expect.  Outside of the Halo 3 outlier (and that is one helluva an outlier), they both had three titles with over 100k (not including Wii Play).  In terms of overall revenue, Xbox 360 has 7 titles in the Top 25 and Wii has 6 titles.  Going out to the Top 50 widens the gap a bit with 14 on the 360 and 10 on the Wii.  Third party titles account for 50% of the Wii titles in the Top 25 and Top 50 (360 is of course much more oriented to third parties). 


Well, Enchanted Arms (which has sold about 65,000 units), Eternal Sonata and Blue Dragon are very solid RPGs. Each of them performed poorly. It looks like the Xbox JRPG fan base is somewhere around 100,000. Not good news for Lost Odysssy. Of course, that title looks similar to Final Fantasy, so perhaps it will do better.

After seeing those numbers I hereby proclaim the JRPG dead on the 360 unless Lost Odyssey performs a miracle. The 360 looks increasingly like a console that can only support sports titles, action titles, and a glut of FPS.


BTW, I heard Katamari is bombing.
2156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo Wars?! Why not... on: October 20, 2007, 11:51:03 PM
...why not a Halo RPG?  I really think Halo sales would translate better into an RPG instead of an RTS title. It would be especially cool if they gave it a little Suikoden flair, and you took advantage of some turn-based army battles during the gameplay. If you've read any of the books, Halo does have an expansive backstory.

Personally, I would have really enjoyed seeing Bioware or Obsidian tackle something like this.

Incidentally, how would you handle combat? Real-time first person? Real-time third person? Turn-based? Personally, I would avoid first person to give the title a more pronounced division from regular Halo. 
2157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: September NPD Results (US) - 360, Wii, DS ~500K. Sony dead in the water on: October 19, 2007, 07:45:27 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 19, 2007, 07:38:46 PM

Wasn't Oblivion for the PSP cancelled? I've heard nothing about it for months. icon_surprised

Answering my own question, I don't see it listed anywhere on the Bethsoft website or at Gamestop. I guess it is all over for the PSP version. Did Oblivion sell poorly on the PS3?     #$@%
2158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: September NPD Results (US) - 360, Wii, DS ~500K. Sony dead in the water on: October 19, 2007, 07:38:46 PM
Wasn't Oblivion for the PSP cancelled? I've heard nothing about it for months. icon_surprised
2159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Etrian Odyssey 2- new website on: October 18, 2007, 08:18:30 PM
My party has a survivalist, medic, alchemist, dark hunter and bard. I traded out my protector for the Dark Hunter. So far it seems like a good decision.
2160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 barely outsells Wii for September in ... on: October 18, 2007, 08:13:43 PM
Damn, Halo 3 sold almost 200,000 units. How in the HELL did that happen? Isn't that like twice the population of Canada?
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