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2281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guitar Hero 2...too easy? on: January 02, 2007, 07:06:28 PM
Has anyone else encountered this problem?

I'm playing through GH2 on Normal, and there is almost NO challenge for me.  It's not like I'm a guitar god or anything, but I'll get 95% and still get five stars on songs.  I tried Strutter, first time through, never heard the song in my life, and didn't miss ONE NOTE.  Literally.  Five yellow stars.

Is this a problem others have encountered?
2282  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Firefly Returns! on: December 29, 2006, 09:16:28 PM
So after chewing on this for a bit, I can't help but feel that this is just in the vein of every other space RPG.  You won't really be interacting with the crew, which is what made the TV show/movie cool, and if you are, it would be in a forced/weird way.  Get some quests from Kaylee?  No thanks.

So, what you have is two forces at war with each other in an old west-y type setting with lasers.  I mean, it could be intriguiging, but they would have to do something really different in order to get my attention.
2283  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red 5 gets $18.5 million in venture capital on: December 29, 2006, 09:11:54 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 28, 2006, 10:08:27 PM

Did you just call me Kobra?

Whoever the hell you are. Tongue

Honest mistake.  I'm checking this from work, and since Kobra is rather ubiquitous, I've just taken to calling whoever I quote from Kobra.  It saves me the time of actually paying attention to who's speaking.

I'm not helping myself here, am I?  Hoo boy.
2284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DM of the Rings - LOTR if it were a D&D campaign on: December 29, 2006, 12:20:37 AM
I don't even play D&D and I'm laughing.  Clever.
2285  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red 5 gets $18.5 million in venture capital on: December 28, 2006, 10:04:55 PM

Quote from: Redfive on December 28, 2006, 05:27:43 AM

They got the name right at least.

That took me a bit. smile

I see what you mean, Kobra, the same way as movies will be promoted as "From the people behind Independence Day comes 'Crapfest 2: The Crappening!'"  It's just part of marketing, though.
2286  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Penny Arcade's games of 2007 list with pics on: December 28, 2006, 10:01:26 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 28, 2006, 04:41:16 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on December 27, 2006, 11:36:38 AM

My graphic card is crying looking at some of those scren-shots  crybaby  I see a pc upgrade in my future, but I don't know where I will get the money  icon_frown

pimp yourself out?  Tongue

I was going to say "sell your body on the street for meth," but yours is good too.
2287  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best shoot-out/firefight? on: December 28, 2006, 06:58:22 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on December 28, 2006, 12:42:02 AM

So, due to the cartoony nature, Serious Sam gets no love?  Face it,you've played entire FPS's that had less bullets than 5 minutes in some of the bigger rooms in these games.  icon_biggrin



Yeah, but that game was just one giant firefight.  Although, I have to admit, the scene where you approach a hill, hear some screaming, and then see a giant horde of headless suicide bombers running at you, screaming, was quite intense.  Also the charging bull-creatures.  Those were awesome.
2288  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yoshi's Island DS? on: December 28, 2006, 12:24:51 AM
That's just what I found.  Your results may vary.  I was just having a fantastic time with the game up until the last 2 worlds.  Then again, it might just be because I'm cynical. smile

Once you finish the game, let me know what you think.  You might have enjoyed it.  The last level almost threw me into paroxysms of rage.
2289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yoshi's Island DS? on: December 28, 2006, 12:00:03 AM
See, I am a little compulsive that way, but after a while I said "Screw it," and just ran through the levels.  Some of them I got, like, a 26 and was happy to be out of there.

Also, I was a big fan of the first game, and I really wanted to like this game.  I loved how it kept nodding at the original for the first few levels, and it seemed like they had some cool ideas, like the mirror boss.  But as it went along, they just ran out.  You'll see once you get further in, or not.  YMMV.  I just found it more dissapointing the further I went.
2290  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yoshi's Island DS? on: December 27, 2006, 08:36:12 PM
When I played this game, I had a ton of fun for the first three levels.  Then I powered through the rest of the game, and let me tell you, that's where you can tell that this is not an A-Team product from Nintendo.

In difficult levels, that's when level design really sticks out at you.  Making things hard without being frustrating is a challenge that snares many a dev, and Yoshi's Island DS fails miserably at that.  Plus, the fact that you can only use Wario and Bowser in limited areas (even after you've beaten the game) made me really mad.

The original game had some of the most inventive bosses ever.  My personal favorite was King Froggy, the one where you had to throw eggs at his uvula.  In this game, though, the bosses become extremely unimaginative.  The final battle is taken almost verbatim from the first game, minus the cool music and sense of foreboding.  It's not even difficult.

It was hard for me to tell who this game was aimed at.  On the one hand, the art style and music would appeal to children.  On the other hand, the game is too difficult for children.  It was almost too difficult for me, and I'm an old Yoshi's Island hand.

I would give the first half of the game an A.  The second half rated a D, in my opinion, for an average of B-/C+.
2291  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: We Love Katamari on: December 27, 2006, 08:24:34 PM
YGPM!!!
2292  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best shoot-out/firefight? on: December 26, 2006, 09:43:52 PM
I love the majority of the fights from Call of Duty 2, especially where you have to take a certain position.  Moving from cover to cover, making an insane dash to the position...good stuff.
2293  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 22, 2006, 10:02:52 PM

Quote from: Interloper on December 22, 2006, 09:40:57 PM

Drillcat

I love this thread.
2294  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a great song by The Who? on: December 21, 2006, 11:05:02 PM
Actually, he was totally cleared of that stuff, which is weird.  They don't usually back down like that.

Edit:  I own "The Who Sell Out."  It's all right.  It reminds me of proto-Britpop, which, depending on your taste, isn't always a good thing.
2295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally I play Guitar Hero on: December 21, 2006, 06:21:49 PM
BARK AT THE MOON IS FREAKING HARD

Just thought I'd share.
2296  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally I play Guitar Hero on: December 20, 2006, 05:11:34 PM
Well, I'm enjoying GH1 quite a bit, and will probably move on to GH2 only when I'm done with all the songs from GH1.  So you have that.

I think my favorite song has to be "Heart Full Of Black."  I accidentally used my Star Power on that song, because I got so into it that I yanked the guitar up involuntarily.

My wife even played it (she's terrible at video games, and has never played an instrument) and, while she was bad at it, said she liked it.
2297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii + bedroom = bad idea on: December 19, 2006, 10:52:28 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 19, 2006, 07:43:15 PM

If I had a Wii in my bedroom, I'd be making sweet, sweet love to it. 


Dante Rising, indeed.
2298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Endings on: December 19, 2006, 10:50:57 PM
For some reason, Zelda: Link's Awakening always sticks out in my mind.  It was the first game I ever beat, and the first I played that actually had a story.  Can't put my finger on it, but it was good.

Also, Final Fantasy Adventure's ending was a poignant one for me, for some reason.

8-bit handheld FTW!!
2299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally I play Guitar Hero on: December 19, 2006, 05:16:38 PM
Plus, I heard that the solos are more insane in GH2.  You should see my eyes bug out trying to play Crossroads on Normal.  I don't think I could handle much more.
2300  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally I play Guitar Hero on: December 19, 2006, 12:52:07 AM

Quote from: mikeg on December 19, 2006, 12:49:50 AM

I keep looking at it and wishing I could like it cuz of all the good crap said about it, but knowing I never listen to music at home, at work, or in my car makes me leary of any game centered around music.  Plus, a 50 year old sitting around wacking on a fake plastic guitar I think would cause my wife to think I have truly gone off the deep end with all this gaming stuff.  My father-in-law already thinks I am an immature idiot for playing any of these games, so... 

You know, most of these songs, I haven't really heard of.  But, have you ever, at any point in your life, played air guitar, even once momentarily?  If you have, you should like Guitar Hero.
2301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally I play Guitar Hero on: December 19, 2006, 12:50:55 AM

Quote from: gellar on December 19, 2006, 12:20:28 AM

Alright I'll say it - I don't like Guitar Hero.

gellar

You're dead to me. Tongue

I can see why some people wouldn't like it.  I can also see that those people are commie bastards.

I kid, I kid.  Kind of. smile
2302  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Finally I play Guitar Hero on: December 19, 2006, 12:12:00 AM
So, I just got Guitar Hero (Thanks, Devil!), and I have that same look of wonder that I had with Katamari Damacy.  Honestly, this is what games need:  Easy to learn, hard to master, solid gameplay, not too frustrating, and it makes you FEEL like you're playing the guitar, even though you're just getting Cheeto stains all over the frets.

I just played "Cochise" for the first time.  Just...wow.  What a great game, all the way around.
2303  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 11/06) on: December 18, 2006, 05:21:36 PM
Devil +1!!!
2304  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS and PSP] More Final Fantasy Tactics Goodness! on: December 13, 2006, 05:02:49 PM
I started playing FFT, but got bogged down quickly.  My problem with tactics games is you're never sure if you're doing the right thing.  I always have this horrible feeling that I'm screwing everything up in the early going.

FFTA was fun, and then the judges started freaking out with law after law.  Okay, so there's anti-laws, but still.  Why do that?  It just makes the game more irritating.
2305  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2 games -- help me out on: December 12, 2006, 10:44:23 PM

Quote from: warning on December 12, 2006, 10:28:48 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 12, 2006, 09:50:46 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on December 12, 2006, 09:42:55 PM

How come the third one sucked?  I almost bought it recently.

It just felt "off" compared to the previous one. The energy wasn't there as I played through it and the funny was in equally short supply. Not to mention the weapons were no where near as inventive as they are in parts two and four. But I was a huge fan of the next installment, "Deadlocked," so I think they came back firing on all cylinders.

I thought Deadlocked was pretty much multiplayer-only?

I thought so too.
2306  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2 games -- help me out on: December 12, 2006, 09:42:55 PM
How come the third one sucked?  I almost bought it recently.
2307  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2 games -- help me out on: December 12, 2006, 08:03:35 PM
I second Katamari Damacy.  Strangely compelling game.

Also, Dark Cloud and Dark Cloud 2 are great games.  DC2's only drawback is that there's SO much to do you feel like you're whipping through the game world so fast you're not seeing everything.  For instance, I played it for 40 hours, haven't finished it, and still feel like I've missed a TON of gameplay.  However, oddly enough, Dark Cloud 1 is far more compelling to me.  I really can't figure out why.
2308  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: ST Bridge Commander on: December 11, 2006, 10:44:20 PM
YGPM
2309  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: December 11, 2006, 09:27:01 PM
Actually, if anyone wants to demo for Rogue Galaxy, PM me.  I'm done with it (it's really short).
2310  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / DVD Encoding Problem on: December 11, 2006, 06:31:49 PM
So, I tried putting 6 episodes of The Office on a DVD.  I used Nero (which may have been my first mistake) to encode the DVD video and audio and burned it on a Lite-On DVD burner drive, which has done a servicable job thus far.

Everything appeared to go fine, and when I put the DVD in the player, it played great for the first half of the first episode.  Then, all of a sudden, the audio and video unsynchronized, with the audio continuing as normal, and the video going at a slightly slower speed.

How do I fix this for the next one I want to make?  Is this a hardware issue, or a software issue?  Is there a better DVD encoding software I can use?
2311  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 11, 2006, 05:18:19 PM
Sweet!  I'll give those a try.

Now to find the time to play...frown
2312  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 08, 2006, 12:46:53 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on December 08, 2006, 12:11:00 AM

As long as you realize that these games are... repetative, just get the latest one. They always "improve" on the last one.

See, I don't mind repetitive.  Is it repetitive like Diablo 2, or repetitive like this:

Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi.

I don't mind Diablo 2 repetitive.
2313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 08, 2006, 12:17:06 AM
I laughed so hard at the sign language one, I hurt myself.

Those ones below it are just...weird.  Who does this stuff?
2314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you divide by zero? on: December 08, 2006, 12:06:51 AM

Quote from: Luminescent Pubes on December 07, 2006, 04:36:18 PM

AWESOME PICTURE

Three things:

1) Luminescent Pubes is the best username ever.
2) That cat picture is absolutely awesome.
3) What the hell happened in that picture?  How does something like that happen in real life?
2315  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 08, 2006, 12:00:59 AM
I'm looking for a good hack n' slash game, and Dynasty Warriors has me intrigued.  So, which of the series is the best?
2316  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Okami (and others) $10 at Wal-mart -- Your mileage will vary! on: December 07, 2006, 11:58:58 PM
Rub it out.
2317  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: December 07, 2006, 11:52:34 PM
I got it at a Gamestop.  I asked for it and they gave it to me.  It's not much, but it's still cool.
2318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: December 07, 2006, 09:34:25 PM
Have you played the demo?  It looks and plays fantastic.
2319  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Guitar Hero 1 on: December 07, 2006, 09:29:15 PM
Yeah, I know.  I don't think it's available anymore.
2320  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Guitar Hero fs on: December 07, 2006, 09:28:53 PM
I don't believe it's available anymore.  Check with Sam.
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