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9241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kingdom Under Fire: Cirlce of Doom demo on: December 29, 2007, 10:59:13 PM
I saw this demo on the XBox Live Marketplace and figured I'd give it a try.  I have to say that I had fun with it.  Not enough to make me buy the full game, but certainly entertained for a while (and it was a lengthy demo, at that).

Basically this is a hack-n-slash game kind of like Dynasty Warriors or Ninety Nine Nights, but I enjoyed this one more than I have those others when I tried them.  The enemies are mostly sword fodder, especially the smaller ones right away.  There are a ton of weapons of different styles, many with special abilities added on to them.  I think the depth of the game will come from selecting your best weapons, but you can also learn skills/spell type stuff.  The 'price' for learning new skills is that you have to kill a set number of certain enemies.  Kind of a unique mechanic to me. 

The graphics look really nice and your character moves quite fluidly all over the screen when you're attacking.  The levels are very narrow and corridor-ish (even though they're in the forest, sort of like Fable) so there isn't too much exploration to do other than alternate paths. 

It says that the levels are randomly generated and has drop-in coop for 2 to 4 players over Live and 6 different characters to play.  That seems like it would really lengthen the playtime you could get out of this. 

Anyone else give the demo a try? 
9242  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Just out of curiousity... on: December 29, 2007, 04:44:19 PM

Quote from: naednek on December 29, 2007, 04:27:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 29, 2007, 03:07:43 PM

don't worry, I'm still here  icon_biggrin
we're working on that...

Work harder!  slywink
9243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3]the club demo on: December 29, 2007, 04:36:18 PM
I haven't gotten to play it yet (no PS3), but it seems to me that console controls mixed with fast-as-you-can accurate shooting are not a good mix.  I can see it working much better with a mouse for aiming.  Obviously some people are very good at aiming with a controller, but I don't think you could ever be as good as a mouse just by the nature of the device. 
9244  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: What MMO's are everyone doing these days? on: December 29, 2007, 06:19:45 AM

Quote from: biggercup on December 29, 2007, 04:53:35 AM

Playing Dungeon Runners. It's more of MMORPG Litle but it's free and easy to get into.

I might have to try that one again.  I enjoyed the funny items and descriptions when I played it before.  They also just released their big Chunk #2 or whatever, didn't they?
9245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone try the Kane and Lynch Demo on Live on: December 29, 2007, 06:18:22 AM
I just tried out this demo tonight and I have to say that I actually enjoyed it.  It may not be the prettiest or best game ever, but based on that demo I would definitely buy it for $30, if only for the chance to finish that escape shootout where the demo ended.  It was reminding me of Heat, and that is a very good thing. 

I like the auto-cover mechanic and think that unlike some games it actually worked quite well.  The destrucibility was also kind of fun; not as crazy as Stranglehold but lots of chunks falling off pillars and such. 

I didn't like the dialog and I think that and the "story" would be the only big downsides for me.  I don't need to hear "fuck" every fourth word to realize I'm playing a mature game. 
9246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Unknown Platform] Street FIghter IV Game Footage on: December 28, 2007, 11:16:49 PM
Well, it certainly looks nothing like the trailer they released, but at least it has more that 2 frames of animation unlike the old SF2. 
9247  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free Gamestop Calendar on: December 28, 2007, 08:48:14 PM
Prototype actually looks really cool.  It's by Radical (the guys that made Hulk: Ultimate Destruction) and it's an open-world game where your character has mutant super powers and such.  Homepage for the game.
9248  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Massive Steam sale going on right now!! on: December 28, 2007, 07:37:03 PM
FlatOut 2 is only $9.95 during the sale, and if you dig arcade racing games or destruction type stuff, definitely jump on that! 
9249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Here Have a Gmail Account? on: December 28, 2007, 06:10:48 PM
Yeah, I can't say I was very impressed when I used Gmail for work for a while.  Not that Hotmail is the second coming, but it does seem much better to me. 
9250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: December 28, 2007, 06:08:10 PM
It's not just that the encounters are scripted, it's that they are made to keep throwing enemies at you until you pass a certain line.  If I want to stay in the doorway and pick off enemies as they come at me I should not face more of them than if I go in gunning like Rambo.  It's counter-intuitive to how a squad like that would approach the situation in my mind.  There should always be a certain number enemies in a given room/building/whatever no matter how I approach it. 
9251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Warriors of the Lost Empire on: December 28, 2007, 05:05:38 AM
I haven't even heard of this one before.  Is the combat all real-time like Dungeon Siege/Diablo type? 
9252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hello Mike on: December 28, 2007, 03:17:35 AM
Sweet, we really needed weekly Mustang advertisements masquerading as a raping of fond childhood memories. 
9253  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: What MMO's are everyone doing these days? on: December 28, 2007, 02:02:21 AM
I recently just picked up Lord of the Rings Online again.  I had played in beta but the performance put me off.  After recently trying out the trial and seeing the improvements I picked up a collector's edition for $20.  Plus, I like supporting a company that has put out so much free content. 

With the new job I haven't had much time to play, but I have a level 12 burglar and level 16 champion. 
9254  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Advice on audio player for listening to books primarily on: December 28, 2007, 01:53:15 AM
I got a 30gb Zune for $100 a couple months back and I have been very happy with it, especially since the November update.  Of course if you plan on purchasing things from iTunes it won't work, but pretty much any other source will do the job.  As a bonus it also has a nice screen for video, FM radio and such.

The downside is that it is larger in size than something like the Shuffle or Nano, if you are planning on listening while running or something. 
9255  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone seen a pic of the new Incredible Hulk? on: December 27, 2007, 09:22:10 PM
I did a Google image search for "norton hulk" and got the following image, although it appears as if it was from Comicon so it's 6 months old or so.

9256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video game Christmas (or other winter solstice holiday) hauls!!! on: December 27, 2007, 07:43:48 PM
My sole videogaming present of the holiday was a coupon for Wii Fit when it comes out.  I really want to try the snowboarding and hope that other full games get developed with it in mind.

I bought myself Call of Duty 4, if that counts. 
9257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Gears of War-Impressions on: December 27, 2007, 07:35:27 PM
If I had a PC to handle it I would definitely try that version for the added content as well as mouse aiming which is always a nice bonus. 
9258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: December 27, 2007, 05:57:07 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 27, 2007, 05:41:29 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 27, 2007, 05:25:03 PM

I have to say that the ever-spawning enemies (especially in something like that TV Station mission) really piss me off.  I can sit there and keep killing enemies for 10 minutes straight and make no progress, but if I run in like freaking Rambo and get past some invisible trigger all of the sudden there aren't any more guys coming from that direction.  Retarded. 

That's why I think CoD's campaign is best played through 1 time.  When you play through again and start to notice the triggers you lose the illusion.  Playing on Veteran kind of forces you to take advantage of the triggers which sucks out the fun IMHO. 


Well this is my first time playing through the campaign (on normal difficulty), and truth be told the first time I'm playing through more than a demo of a COD game.  I really noticed it while I was hanging back at the TV station and trying to kill all of the enemies but they just kept coming.  After several futile attempts at that I just ran in like a maniac and cleared it.  Stoopid. 
9259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: December 27, 2007, 05:25:03 PM
I just picked this up and played a few missions.  I have to say that the ever-spawning enemies (especially in something like that TV Station mission) really piss me off.  I can sit there and keep killing enemies for 10 minutes straight and make no progress, but if I run in like freaking Rambo and get past some invisible trigger all of the sudden there aren't any more guys coming from that direction.  Retarded.

It also seems inconsistent on when it registers killing your AI teammates.  I've killed some with a shot to the head with no repurcussions but throwing back an enemy grenade kills one and I have to start over.  Fuck that. 
9260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally got a 360... on: December 27, 2007, 04:54:27 PM
Certainly check to make sure all of your router settings are right, but I think that Live has been having issues the last couple days.  My connection was doing something similar, or it would log in when I booted up the machine and then a little bit later just kick me off and not let me back on.  Probably all of the new gift consoles and vacationers online overloading the servers.

And welcome to the club! 
9261  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most graphically demanding game to max out on new computer? on: December 27, 2007, 04:50:30 PM
Holy cripes!
9262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watching Smash Lab: A Heaping Pile Of Meh on: December 27, 2007, 03:55:24 AM
Yeah, I'm watching it right now and I have to agree.  Pretty generic cast and despite being all about blowing stuff up there are very few interesting elements to the show.  It's a very poor attempt to make a whole show out of that one small element of Mythbusters.

Maybe they can develop it into something decent, but I don't know if it will have the lifespan to do that.  I'd also like to see them use more fully though out scientific methods, but that won't ever happen I'm afraid.
9263  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Here Have a Gmail Account? on: December 26, 2007, 09:42:47 PM
I very, very rarely get any spam email on my actual Comcast email account, but that's mostly because for any online form I use my Hotmail account and keep the other one for friends and family.  I've had the same email address for 3 years or so and it hasn't gotten worse.  I also tend to use Ad-aware and A-Squared Free quite regularly to clear my cookies/tracers/spyware.
9264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is Your Game of the Year? on: December 26, 2007, 07:59:24 PM
Cripes, I was just in Best Buy today and they had it marked for $60 so I didn't even bother to ask if it was still on sale.  Oh, well.  I'll get it cheap one way or another. 

To avoid further derailing, I will also edit to say that it's also on sale for $37 at Target until Saturday.  I just broke down and bought it there and will return my Amazon copy when it comes.  Viva la day off!
9265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is Your Game of the Year? on: December 26, 2007, 07:19:18 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on December 26, 2007, 06:50:40 PM

It just price-dropped to $40 at GameStop, as well.

Hmm, I just looked on their website and it still shows $59.99 to me.  I checked there because if it was on sale in stores I'd much rather just go pick it up down the road than wait for it in the mail. 

Ah, I looked on their Weekly Ads and it's the PS3 version on sale only.  Boo. 
9266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is Your Game of the Year? on: December 26, 2007, 06:21:40 PM
Is COD4 still on sale anywhere?  I'd love to pick it up for $40 or whatever. 

Nevermind, I just found it on Amazon for $37.  Can't beat that for a recently released 360 GOTY candidate!
9267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most graphically demanding game to max out on new computer? on: December 25, 2007, 10:42:00 PM
I think without a doubt Crysis is the most demanding game out there right now, but just be aware that it is meant to scale above current hardware so you may not even be able to max everything (although with that setup I'm sure you can try!).  I'm sure COD4 would look stunning, too. 
9268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, what did you get for Christmas? on: December 25, 2007, 10:33:08 PM
Yeah, nice computer Darkstar One! 

In addition to my parents helping me get a washer and dryer for my new apartment I got:
a nice art print
a veggie/rice steamer
an electric screwdriver
The Simpsons Movie DVD
a coupon for Wii Fit when it comes out
and some other random small things

Mostly I was just happy to be able to have my mom and stepdad down to spend a few days and not have another holiday alone. 
9269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hancock trailer (previously known as Tonight he Comes) on: December 25, 2007, 09:40:33 PM
I haven't seen the I Am Legend movie, but I did just read the book and judging from some of your spoilers it looks like the movie deviates significantly from the book again.  Why can't somebody just fucking follow the actual plot of the book? 

Oh, and Hancock looks to be mediocre Hollywood junk.
9270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas on: December 25, 2007, 09:17:57 PM
Happy Festivus, everybody!
9271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chris Christmas Rodriguez on: December 23, 2007, 06:13:20 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 23, 2007, 02:55:07 AM

I watched a few of them.  Only the first and second ones were funny, or even worth watching.

Pie hole.  Shut.  You.
9272  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orange Box [360] - Thoughts and Impressions please. on: December 22, 2007, 03:15:16 PM
Well, if you're interested in getting that song Valve just released the Orange Box CD soundtrack in the Valve Store which features 2 versions of "Still Alive".  They say it's also headed to digital download places (iTunes, Napster, eMusic, Amazon, etc) "in the coming weeks". 
9273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: December 22, 2007, 05:28:09 AM
Anyone thinking that there will be positive changes coming in the retail release of Burnout may want to read this little blurb on the Criterion site.  If these guys didn't see any of these criticisms coming, they are freaking blind. 

Quote
The demo was made AFTER work on Paradise was completed, so no, we won't be using internet 'feedback' to tune the game.

Quote
The lack of retry really isn't an issue. You may disagree, but we don't feel it is and retry would have introduced loading into the game, which we didn't want to do.
9274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What did you save for your Christmas list? on: December 22, 2007, 12:37:22 AM
Mostly Wii titles, because I know my family won't buy me "real games":
Zack and Wiki
Soul Calibur Legends
Godzilla Unleashed (I'm hoping I don't get this now)
something else I can't remember
9275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Fall Releases did you end up Buying? on: December 21, 2007, 09:25:21 PM

Quote from: QP on December 21, 2007, 09:15:14 PM

Yeah but how would it show up in metareview??

Hmm, I think something like this  finger


slywink
9276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Guy to Blame if Fallout 3 blows is..... on: December 21, 2007, 08:50:37 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 21, 2007, 06:24:29 PM

When companies make games like this, do the people creating the game actually do "homework", like playing through FO 1 & 2?  Not saying they had or had not originally, just curious if they do it again so the flavor is fresh in their mind.

Certainly in my experience they do, and I would imagine that it is the same way at most companies.  Of course your level of knowledge depends on what your part in the developement is.  It's not like everybody is forced to complete the previous games, but most if not all people should at least have a knowledge of the previous products as well as other influences and competition and how that relates to what you're doing. 
9277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chris Christmas Rodriguez on: December 21, 2007, 06:16:58 PM
Yeah!  I'm glad to see there is another CCR fan around here! 

The first time my friends and I found these it was well before YouTube (like '96 or something) so we had a hard time tracking them down.  I still like to make it a yearly event.  smile
9278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 Unreal Tournament 3 thread (first user-created map now available!) on: December 21, 2007, 05:50:32 PM
The one problem with all of the mods, maps, modes and mutators available for the UT games is that there are so many damn options that the playerbase is very spread out.  Sometimes it's hard to find people playing what you want to play, or at least that was my experience before (I don't own UT3 yet).  At least when Epic put together those mappacks you could be fairly certain many people might have those.
9279  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 21, 2007, 05:30:06 AM
I'll try attaching that last one since it's too small to read as-is.
9280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Fall Releases did you end up Buying? on: December 21, 2007, 03:26:24 AM
360
Halo 3
Stuntman: Ignition
Rock Band

WII
Mario Galaxy

PC
Orange Box
STALKER
Jade Empire

PSP
Ratchet & Clank
Dungeon Siege
Syphon Filter
Daxter
The Warriors

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