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10001  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 21, 2007, 06:14:12 AM

Quote from: Chaz on November 21, 2007, 04:54:41 AM

I came home from chorus rehearsal tonight to find that my GF, who is very vocal about not singing, had been doing the solo vocal campaign for two hours.  We just spent the last hour and a half doing Band World Tour with her on vocals and me on drums.  She doesn't like many games, and it's even rarer that she turns on a game to play by herself, so this is fairly impressive.  I can't wait until we have our next Rock Band get-together.

Mrs. Gratch - who had previously (grudgingly) agreed to give singing a shot - changed her mind and refuses to even try it.  Looks like I'll be doing it all solo until they open up the online World Tour. frown
10002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 21, 2007, 03:33:53 AM
The game just patched when I logged in.  Not sure what it did though...
10003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Timmy our little 18 year old dog died today on: November 21, 2007, 02:18:36 AM
That was an amazing write-up Daehawk, thanks for sharing.   My condolences to your family.
10004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 21, 2007, 01:49:38 AM

Quote from: EddieA on November 21, 2007, 01:46:02 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 21, 2007, 12:47:44 AM

I'm also wondering how entertaining this'll be single player-wise.

According to the reviews, the whole World Tour mode (or whatever it's called) where you create your character and travel around the world playing different venues and accumulating fans is only available if you have at least 2 players.  Otherwise, you just get the standard Guitar Hero-style tracklists.

You can also sing and play guitar (or drums) by yourself, but you'd have to be pretty good.
10005  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 21, 2007, 12:37:32 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 20, 2007, 11:24:59 PM

1. It hasn't explained how to use the sound effect switch even though I've done all the tutorials. Don't know what the deal is with that

You can switch effects during solos to add different sounds.  Doesn't add anything to your point total, but is fun to play around with.
10006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 21, 2007, 12:36:52 AM
A few random thoughts after finishing most of the solo drum campaign on Medium and a couple tiers of both guitar and vocals:

-  I have drummed until I can drum no more.  My arms and ankle are actually sore from banging on those things all day.  But man, was it fun!  There has never been a gaming moment quite like pounding out Enter Sandman while the crowd sings along.

-  Some of the drum note charts (on Medium) are tough to get used to.  In the spirit of making the songs "easier", they take out bass kicks that you know are in there.  I always lose my multiplier when I get in a groove and start to play naturally.  Forces a lot more concentration than I'm used to while drumming.

-  I could do without ever hearing Maps or that Coheed & Cambria shit again.

-  Tried to get in some online games, but got nothing.  Just as with GH III, I assume things will be wonky for a couple weeks.

-  Vocals are fun, but I feel like an idiot singing along by myself on my couch.  Creep is a blast to sing.

-  Neversoft needs to take some lessons from Harmonix on how to design both graphics and a user interface.  Everything about RB is easy to find, intuitive, and looks great.  The only glitch I've found is that my awesome run through Hand That Feeds on guitar isn't showing up on the leaderboards.

-  Bummed that my guitar is broken, as I really like the feel of this one.  Unfortunately, my tilt sensor doesn't work so I'll have to get with EA and see what they can do.  Their support website is down, so we'll see what happens.  This is probably my bad karma shot for "renting" a 360 from Best Buy until mine gets fixed.

-  Apparently, Gold Stars don't mean the same in Rock Band as they do in GH.  I got 100% on the Garbage song, but didn't get a gold star.  Got 99% on Hand That Feeds (missed one note   icon_evil ), but got Gold Stars.  Not sure what the significance is.

More to come later...
10007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Impressions: Release Day Edition on: November 20, 2007, 11:25:41 PM
I should probably at least check ME out, but I can't seem to drag myself away from Rock Band.

I don't want to work, I just want to bang on me drum all day...
10008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 20, 2007, 03:12:30 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on November 20, 2007, 03:08:45 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 20, 2007, 02:40:49 PM

if ... I hadn't used a entire week of PTO just to play these two games

Holy crap dude - you're hard core.

I don't think I've ever know anyone who used a whole week of PTO for a game. The most I've ever used was just a single day (for the day that Halo 2 came out).

I never get sick and we don't really take vacations, so I have a bad habit of never using my PTO during the year.  Figured that this year I'd use up a few chunks around some game releases instead of just losing a couple weeks at the end of the year.  I've got some "honey-do's" around the house as well, which will take up some of the time.  But Mrs. Gratch has already approved for me to sit on the couch and bang on plastic drums all week.  smile
10009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 20, 2007, 02:40:49 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on November 20, 2007, 06:08:43 AM

stuff

Actually, El is right.  I can't lie, it's a completely selfish (and rather dickish) move on my part to do this "rental", and I fully expect that karma will kick me in the ass for it somewhere down the line.  My hope is that I can sell it (either here or on E-Bay) and not have to return it to the store, even if it means taking a bit of a loss.

Just for the record, I did not do this when my first 360 died.  Honestly, if the timing was different and I hadn't used a entire week of PTO just to play these two games, I would have just sent it into MS and gone through the standard repair process.   I know that's not really an excuse, but there it is.  frown

EDIT:  I did look for one at Costco yesterday, because I know it's not nearly a big an issue for them to get returns.  Unfortunately, all 4 Costco locations were completely sold out.
10010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What a way to start the Holiday season... on: November 20, 2007, 01:11:38 AM
Damn, sorry CK.  Reminds me that I haven't hugged my dog today...

10011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2007, 10:45:03 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 19, 2007, 10:40:15 PM

Why wouldn't you buy the arcade pack?  You already have a HDD

Crap, I didn't know you could hook an existing HDD up to it.  Oh well, I'll only have it for 30 days anyways.
10012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2007, 10:03:13 PM
Well, I tried 4 Costco's this afternoon, and every one of them was completely sold out.  Tried 3 Wal-mart's, no dice.  3 Circuit City's, nothing but the "Arcade" pack.  I finally tracked down one of the Halo 3 Special Versions at the third Best Buy I hit.  My TV doesn't have HDMI, so the lack of an HDMI port is not a big deal.  BB's return policy is only 30 days, so hopefully MS can get it back to me by then.  If not, then I guess I'll be 360-less between the time I return it and the time my new one shows up.

Hopefully I don't run into any problems with this one.  Haven't even opened it yet, but it looks to be the same thing as my current pro version.  The guy said my old hard drive would work fine, so I should be in OK shape for tomorrow.  Wish me luck...
10013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2007, 05:33:00 PM

Quote from: Arclight on November 19, 2007, 05:31:19 PM

Why not buy a costco 360..take back the broke one saying its defective and get your money back?

Is that wrong? paranoid

I thought they checked serial numbers.  If not, then I may just do that instead of going through the MS return process.
10014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/19) on: November 19, 2007, 05:08:30 PM
Mass Effect, Rock Band....and a new 360 at Costco to replace my second one that died this morning.   icon_evil

Gonna be a really damn expensive day.
10015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2007, 05:07:13 PM
Thanks guys.  Looks like I'll be making a Costco run this afternoon.
10016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2007, 05:01:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 19, 2007, 04:53:31 PM

try this from the team X-Box forums:

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Try clearing your cache (hold the A button down while the game boots up) and see if that fixes it. That worked for me.

if that doesn't work then  :

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Xbox 360 HDD cache clear code-

To perform the function, access 'memory' in the system blade, and then highlight the hard drive. Now press: Y, X, X, LB, RB, X, X. The following message should appear: "Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?"

If you initiate maintenance, the hard drive's cache will be cleared, including all software updates.

This won't delete saves, Gs or downloads.

I'll give it a shot, but I'm pretty sure the DVD drive is toast.  It doesn't even spin when I put in a disc, just makes a low humming noise.
10017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2007, 05:00:48 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 19, 2007, 04:54:44 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 19, 2007, 04:50:53 PM

Booted up my 360 to play some Assassin's Creed this morning and got an "Unplayable Disc" message.   Thought it was strange, so I threw in Guitar Hero II.  Same thing.  Put in a couple DVD's.  Same thing.

The fucking DVD drive just went out on my (second) 360 the day before Rock Band and Mass Effect comes out!  Are you fucking kidding me?  I've been looking forward to these two more than any other games this entire year.  I took this entire week off work just to play these two games.

Words cannot begin to express my fury at the moment.  Please tell me there is some sort of fix.  Please?  Please??????

My sincerest sympathies.  I know exactly what you are feeling at this moment.

If need be, I'd do what Purge suggested in my 360 failure thread- buy a new one from Best Buy or something and just take it back when you get your replacement unit from MS. 

Thanks Kevin, can you point me in the direction of that thread? 

I know it's a bit underhanded, but I'm not above going this route today.  A couple questions if I do this:

1.  What is Best Buy's return policy on open consoles?  If I keep it for a month (or however long it takes them to fix it) then return it, do they give money back?  Store credit?  Tell me to fuck off?
1a.  Would Costco be a better choice here?  I know they take back pretty much everything, but I'm not sure how that would apply to a console that has been opened and used for a few weeks.
2.  I assume I could take the hard drive off my current unit and put it on the new one.  Does that screw things up with save games, XBL Arcade games, etc.? 

10018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2007, 04:50:53 PM
Booted up my 360 to play some Assassin's Creed this morning and got an "Unplayable Disc" message.   Thought it was strange, so I threw in Guitar Hero II.  Same thing.  Put in a couple DVD's.  Same thing.

The fucking DVD drive just went out on my (second) 360 the day before Rock Band and Mass Effect comes out!  Are you fucking kidding me?  I've been looking forward to these two more than any other games this entire year.  I took this entire week off work just to play these two games.

Words cannot begin to express my fury at the moment.  Please tell me there is some sort of fix.  Please?  Please??????
10019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: More great Japanese TV shows!! on: November 19, 2007, 12:40:22 PM
Human Tetris...with Bikini models!

(some pretty NSFW ads on that site, btw)
10020  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 19, 2007, 12:38:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 19, 2007, 06:56:52 AM

man, screw those capture the flag missions.  half the time I end up missing one because they seem to blend in so well- I give them one try, and if I don't get it I move on.  so what if I don't get some achievement?

I haven't been able to clear any of those either.  I'll typically clear everything else in an area, but will always skip those.
10021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings [DS] on: November 19, 2007, 05:32:36 AM
This line from the 1 Up review is making it pretty easy to stay away:

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Between the rigid narrative structure, the amusing tone with an undercurrent of imminent doom, and the gameplay's streamlined take on a previous adventure, Revenant Wings is actually pretty similar to Final Fantasy X-2 -- which makes sense, since they're both the creation of FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama.

If it's anything like FFX-2, then I'd simply rather not play it.  FF X-2 was one of the few sequel/spinoff games that actually made me enjoy the original game less.
10022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Impressions on: November 19, 2007, 04:47:32 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 18, 2007, 11:07:30 PM

wow, GS is doing a midnight release for ME.  I just got the call about it, but I'll be passing on the chance to smell the geek stink.

Must be an individual store thing.  Mine isn't doing anything special for either ME or Rock Band.  frown
10023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - November 20th approaches... on: November 18, 2007, 04:08:45 PM

Quote from: jersoc on November 18, 2007, 03:01:43 AM


I can pretty well guarantee I will never pass that song.  Just like with Freebird, I don't have the patience to play through 7-8 minutes of a song, only to run up a brutal, repetitious solo at the end. 
10024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Final Fantasy Retrospective on: November 18, 2007, 02:57:58 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 18, 2007, 03:03:11 AM

the 13th and last episode of the final fantasy retrospective is now up on gametrailers.com

this episode talks about all the common themes that unite and join all of the final fantasy games

from magic,crystals,orbs,summons,vehicles,villians,music and heroes

at the end,it also breifly talks about final fantasy 13 being a three part adventure...which we already knew,and doesnt give much else away
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/27455.html
23 minutes long

i think it maybe time for final fantasy 9 ...hmm,perhaps after COD4 and Mass Effect mania dies

Thanks for the heads-up, I'd completely forgotten about this. 

I loved how the morphed together the FF theme from each version at the beginning of that segment.  Very cool
10025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GH3: DLC Boss Battle Pack Free on: November 17, 2007, 06:36:49 PM
Why anyone would want to voluntarily play that version of Devil Went Down to Georgia is beyond me.  Kudos for making them free, though.
10026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 17, 2007, 03:16:00 AM
Finished the second kill, and was much more successful this time.  Got a bit lucky in that he walked right next to me, but I was able to slam a knife in his throat.  All hell broke loose, and the ensuing chase was one of the funnest things I've done so far.  The guards seem to be much more alert after you take out a mark, and running from them was a blast.

I've noticed a couple AI quirks:  one very cool, one very lame (but kinda funny).  The cool one is that if you get into a fight next to your horse, he will kick at your enemies and stun them for a second.  Thought that was a nice touch.  The bad was when I got in a fight on top of an archer tower.  During the course of the scuffle, I got tossed off the side.  I took a couple bars of damage, but nothing else.  Much to my surprise, the guard took a flying leap off the tower to follow me, and killed himself in the process.  Like I said, not smart but pretty funny to watch.

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Brilliant idea - thanks for that.  I turned off all the HUD options and find myself a ton more immersed in the game.  Instead of eyeballing icons on a mini-map, I'm doing things more through the environment, which is fun.  I found all the view points by actually looking for the birds.  I found citizens in trouble by listening for them and finding them in the crowd.  Great stuff.  It's amazing how much the HUD takes away from the game environment.  It's like taking the training wheels off.

I have a really hard time doing this.  I typically don't like the whole "sandbox" concept to begin with (AC being the sole exception, so far), and probably my least favorite thing to do in games is simply wander around trying to find what to do next.   There's no way I'd be able to play without the map.  Very cool how they were able to accomodate both play styles!  smile
10027  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EB Loses Another Customer on: November 16, 2007, 07:04:04 PM

Quote from: QP on November 16, 2007, 06:40:20 PM

This year I used pre-orders as a buying control as well.  So many games were coming out, and in the summer I had spending money for me.  So basically I pre-ordered everything I planned on buying and it's worked out well.  Actually I have a lot less urge to browse around game sections of stores (not that I still don't do it), I quickly get bored because I know I'm already getting the games I really want as they come out.  I think pre-ordering has probably saved me a bunch of money due to a lot less impulse buys.

+1.  Pre-ordering in full keeps me from spending the money elsewhere.
10028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: October NPDs on: November 16, 2007, 05:31:23 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 16, 2007, 04:09:43 AM

I'm telling you, a lot of publishers who have been relying on the 360 being their bread and butter are going to have frowns at the end of this holiday season. 

If the dumb-asses would quit releasing every single good game in a 2 month span, they might see some better sales.  We're not all human ATM's, y'know.
10029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 05:27:29 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 16, 2007, 05:14:33 PM

My favorite moment so far - tossing an archer off a third story rooftop and listening to the gasp of at least a dozen citizens as he crashed to the ground dead.

I love grabbing the guards and throwing them off rooftops.  Especially when you do it in the middle of a 4-5 person combat.
10030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 16/Nov/07 on: November 16, 2007, 04:22:58 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 16, 2007, 04:09:12 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 16, 2007, 03:31:39 PM

Assassin's Creed and Final FantasyTactics.

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Please note: If you like TBS games you must...MUST  play Panzer Tactics on the DS.  It is absolutely fabluous.  Deep. Engaging.  Well built and just challenging enough to make you approach missions with care.  Brilliant!

Just stop it.  The last thing I need right now is another handheld TBS game.

EDIT:  After checking out some previews, this will be pretty easy to avoid.   I really don't like military themed games.  Even Advance Wars was too much Army for me.

 icon_eek

What other kind are there?!

 retard

I really enjoy fantasy or medieval TBS, but anything with modern military warfare turns me off.
10031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 16/Nov/07 on: November 16, 2007, 03:31:39 PM
Assassin's Creed and Final FantasyTactics.

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Please note: If you like TBS games you must...MUST  play Panzer Tactics on the DS.  It is absolutely fabluous.  Deep. Engaging.  Well built and just challenging enough to make you approach missions with care.  Brilliant!

Just stop it.  The last thing I need right now is another handheld TBS game.

EDIT:  After checking out some previews, this will be pretty easy to avoid.   I really don't like military themed games.  Even Advance Wars was too much Army for me.
10032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 03:30:25 PM

Quote from: spigot on November 16, 2007, 02:55:47 PM

Anybody figure out a way to get into a city without blending in with scholars? Don't get me wrong, they're always conveniently around when I need to get into the city but I'd prefer to get in all  ninja2-like.


I got into Acre by climbing around the side of the gate, walking over the guards, and hopping across a few poles.

I completely botched by first assassination attempt in Damascus.  I followed the guy too closely, and he turned around and - along with 3 of his guards - started attacking.  I outran the guards, but the mark kept up with me pretty well.  Ended up in a one-on-one swordfight with him in an alley, and finally brought him down.  It wasn't nearly as satisfying as doing a stealth kill, but was still pretty fun.  I'm really liking the combat now that I got some counter moves.  There's nothing like doing a flying face-stab on one guard, then using counter moves to whack his buddies.  Some of those moves are simply awesome.   

Probably my least favorite part right now is horse riding between cities.  It probably won't be a big deal once I clear all the View Point markers, but there always seem to be a shit-ton of guards around each one.
10033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Impressions on: November 15, 2007, 09:56:16 PM

Quote from: mikeg on November 15, 2007, 09:35:46 PM

It is over the shoulder 100 percent complete control.  BUT, you can pause at anytime and tell each and every squad mate whom to attack next and HOW to do it.  Then unpause and go.  Or never pause and just fight.

Have you tried playing with any of the aiming assistance options?  Turtle made a post earlier in the thread about varying levels of aiming help, and I'm wondering how much (if at all) they change the gameplay.   The exact wording he used was "full aiming, balanced, and full assistance".  Curious how those work.
10034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Impressions on: November 15, 2007, 02:21:58 PM

Quote from: mikeg on November 15, 2007, 12:36:45 PM


Plot: 9.5 Very very intriguing and interesting
Graphics: 8.0 Good but way too much pop up, fill in, stutter
Gameplay: 7.0 Inconsistent
Sound: 9.5
Replay: 8.5
Value: 8.0


That is exactly the kind of breakdown I like to see. 
10035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 15, 2007, 02:13:15 PM
Spent about 3 hours with AC last night (almost done with all the side missions in the first Damascus area).  Iím enjoying it far more than I initially thought I would.  For the first 30-45 minutes, I thought Iíd made a big mistake, as I really didnít like it at all.  The controls felt wonky, I couldnít get a handle on combat, and I had a hard time figuring out what triggered the guardís attention.  However, about an hour in everything clicked, and Iím having a blast.   A couple thoughts:

-   The graphics and presentation are simply amazing.  Standing on top of a view point and looking out over the city is incredible.  Altairís movement is fluid and natural, and all the characters are animated very well.  This is the probably the closest a game has come to feeling like a living, breathing city. 
-   I love the climbing mechanic.  The fact that you can climb anywhere and on anything blows my mind.  I probably spent close to an hour last night simply running around on ledges and rooftops because it was so fun.  Smacking a guard then running away is a blast.  And as cheesy as it is, doing a 100-foot swan dive into a pile of hay is really quite exhilarating.
-   So far, I have no complaints with the AI.  Sure, theyíre somewhat brain-dead and theyíre a bit too easy to lose on the rooftops, but theyíre not so dogged in the pursuit that it loses itís fun.
-   The Assassinate option seems a bit screwy.  If I equip my hidden blade, it gives me the option to assassinate pretty much everyone walking around.  However, that option seems to disappear when I go into ďSave the CitizenĒ mode, and it only allows me to get into a sword fight.  I did manage to do some sort of flying head-stab a couple times, but Iím not sure which buttons I pushed to get it to work.  Probably just need more practice.
-   Combat seems decent enough.  Iím starting to get some of the timing patterns down, but Iíll still get worked if Iím facing more than a couple guards at once.  Will be interested to see how that changes once I get some counter moves.
-   The side-missions are all similar, but I really like how you get small pieces of the story from each person.  While the actions themselves are repetitive (i.e. eavesdropping, pickpocketing, etc.), the different information makes it feel like you are putting together a puzzle. 
-       The voice work and music are very solid overall.  The little comments they make as you climb around on buildings are hilarious.  The only weak spot is Altair himself.  His voice is completely out of place and his actor is really, really bad.  It's a little bit distracting to listen to everyone talk with their realistic middle-eastern accents, then have Altair pipe in with his "I'm a suburban bad-ass from central Iowa" voice. 

The only thing I donít like so far is the story ďtwistĒ
(Do we still need to spoilerize this?). 
Spoiler for Hiden:
It feels completely unnecessary, and is honestly pretty stupid.  I love the medieval atmosphere, but all the modern-day stuff completely takes you out of it.  Iím sure theyíre setting it up so you can play ďAltairĒ in different time frames in the sequels, but it all seems very silly to me.  Just make me a damn medieval assassin, not something out of the Matrix.

Overall, Iím very pleased with AC so far.  First impressions would put it around an 8.5 or so, and it'll be interesting to see how it holds up.  Canít wait to fire it up tonight and make my first assassination!
10036  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EB Loses Another Customer on: November 15, 2007, 05:43:51 AM
After reading some of the reviews, I decided on a whim this afternoon to pick up Assassin's Creed.  I would normally have tried to pick it up at Gamestop, but because I didn't want to play their ridiculous "did you pre-order?" game, I went to Best Buy instead.   In and out in 5 minutes, and they had at least 30 copies on the shelf. 
10037  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - November 20th approaches... on: November 15, 2007, 05:38:32 AM
While I'm still not crazy about the pricing, at least they're trying to make it a little better.  Besides, this:

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Metallica Pack
"Ride the Lightning"--Metallica
"Blackened"--Metallica
"And Justice for All"--Metallica

and this

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David Bowie Pack
"Moonage Daydream"--David Bowie
"Heroes" as made famous by David Bowie *
"Queen Bitch" as made famous by David Bowie *

kick epic amounts of ass.
10038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It Finally Happend- the dreaded Red Rings of Death! on: November 15, 2007, 05:35:22 AM
Ouch, sorry Kevin.  If my 360 goes belly up the week of Rock Band, someone is going to get hurt.
10039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games that got better after you played them for awhile on: November 15, 2007, 05:32:38 AM
Final Fantasy Tactics.  I bought it twice (at full price, no less) within 6 months of release.  Just could never get it to click with me, and the very difficult early game really put me off.  Picked it up about a year later, decided to actually put in the time to figure it out, and it easily became one of my favorites.
10040  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 14, 2007, 06:50:21 PM
I'm a weak, weak man.  My copy is waiting at Best Buy for pickup on my way home.
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