http://gamingtrend.com
February 22, 2017, 01:48:25 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 249 250 [251] 252 253 ... 328
10001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dragonlance Movie being made. Take cover. on: January 21, 2008, 05:49:29 PM
Quote
I hate some of the things they revealed at the end, like Fizban being Paladine and Kitiarra being a Highlord-  they should have saved those for when they were originally revealed. 

WTF?  I'm trying to figure what possible sense it would make to do the Fizban 'reveal' in the first volume. 

Quote
The whole 'juggling' Tika bit got some laughs though.

Do elaborate.
10002  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for a Good B-Rate SciFi Movie like Earth Defence Force. on: January 20, 2008, 11:05:59 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 20, 2008, 07:09:31 PM

I always thought Starship Troopers was one of the coolest of this genre.  The little propaganda clips were a great flavor to add to the film.

Probably a little much for an 11 year old though.
10003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Snow in the Forecast! on: January 20, 2008, 01:26:22 PM
This was on our Weather.com forecast for tomorrow:

Quote
Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon.

Apparently there is a difference between snow showers and lingering snow showers.
10004  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for a Good B-Rate SciFi Movie like Earth Defence Force. on: January 20, 2008, 12:50:56 AM
Wasn't there an uber-cheesy sci-fi-ish dragon movie from Korea that came out not too long ago?  Can't remember the name, but do remember the somewhat cool CGI trailers for it.  Got horrible reviews, but looked like some campy fun. 

Can't remember the stupid name though...
10005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm going to say something controversial!!! on: January 19, 2008, 03:13:06 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 19, 2008, 03:06:45 AM

Never read any of them, but I have read a few books by Douglas Adams.

I saw the movie.  How true to the book was it?

Some parts of the movie followed the book word for word, yet some others came completely out of left field.  I thought that overall they did a pretty good job with the film, given the limitations.  Most of what makes HHGTTG so funny are Adam's descriptions of events or things (i.e. "The ships hung in the air precisely the way bricks don't".  My personal favorite.).  That sort of stuff is really hard to translate into a movie.
10006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm going to say something controversial!!! on: January 19, 2008, 12:25:18 AM
Actually, I would completely agree.  The first and second books are absolutely brilliant, the third is pretty good, and the last two are mildly amusing at best.
10007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 18, 2008, 02:57:07 PM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on January 18, 2008, 02:07:22 PM

Okay, which of you folks are playing RB online, 'cause I'm all kinds of up for that action. Please sound off and expect friends requests shortly thereafter.  icon_wink

Shoot me an invite.  Multiplayer with GT'ers is so much better than with random strangers.  smile
10008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rondo of Swords, a DS SRPG from Atlus on: January 18, 2008, 12:26:45 PM
I'm typically all for a new SRPG, but this one just looks like a Fire Emblem rip-off.
10009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 18, 2008, 12:25:16 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 18, 2008, 12:10:15 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 18, 2008, 04:48:28 AM

Anyone having problems not hearing all the tracks when playing over XBL?  It happened last night with Fyedaddy & Grue, and in a couple matches again tonight. I was on guitar/bass, and Fyedaddy was on the other.  I could hear my guitar and the drums fine, but couldn't hear his track at all.   Thought it was maybe a problem with my headset, but it happened again tonight in two different groups when I was using the mic to do the vocal track.  Strange...

It seems to emphasize the track you are playing and this sometimes drowns out the other players tracks when playing remotely.  I've noticed it's especially bad if you're doing much better than the other person.  Similar to how GH 2 would lean the volume towards the winner.

Don't think that's the case, as the end score showed Fyedaddy was hitting 99% on those songs I couldn't hear him.  It's not that the track is lower volume, it's simply not there at all. 
10010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2007 NPD Info is here on: January 18, 2008, 05:03:29 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 18, 2008, 02:08:05 AM

Rockband:  463k (360)
Rockband:  174k (PS3)

Would love to know how many of those were the stand-alone game, and how many were full bundles.
10011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 18, 2008, 04:48:28 AM
Anyone having problems not hearing all the tracks when playing over XBL?  It happened last night with Fyedaddy & Grue, and in a couple matches again tonight. I was on guitar/bass, and Fyedaddy was on the other.  I could hear my guitar and the drums fine, but couldn't hear his track at all.   Thought it was maybe a problem with my headset, but it happened again tonight in two different groups when I was using the mic to do the vocal track.  Strange...
10012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next two weeks Rock Band DLC on: January 17, 2008, 11:24:20 PM

Quote from: KePoW on January 17, 2008, 09:28:52 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 17, 2008, 07:41:14 PM

Quote from: jersoc on January 17, 2008, 07:38:16 PM

Quote from: Chaz on January 17, 2008, 03:44:38 AM

Wait 'til you see what's coming about two weeks after that.  It will be awesome.  My GF can't wait.   ninja

Since you work there, you must do everything in your power to get us Tool. Dear jesus i would give you my soul for some tool.

Jambi,  Lateralus, or anything from Aenima would be great.

Chaz, are you listening?  I highly request Tool as well...Lateralus please

I'll third this?  Playing along with Tool on the drums could very well be gaming nirvana.
10013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possibly interesting graph (360 related) on: January 17, 2008, 03:56:45 PM
On a side note, I just noticed that at a quick glance, CeeKay's avatar looks entirely too much like mine.  I demand that he change it immediately, as accidentally being associated with his posts could be a disaster of catastrophic proportions!
10014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forum Challenge - Abolishing the Backlog on: January 17, 2008, 02:28:52 PM
Backlog is somewhat of a foreign concept to me, as I typically don't feel any sort of burning desire to finish every game I buy.  I'll play games until I get bored with them or something else catches my eye, then move on.   Sometimes I come back to them, sometimes I don't.  If I had fun with a game, I feel I got my money's worth, which may or may not mean that I 'beat' it.
10015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wild ARMs XF details and screens on: January 17, 2008, 02:24:16 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 17, 2008, 01:42:15 PM

More SRPGs is never a bad thing. 

I generally agree, but I would love to see an actual high quality JRPG on the PSP.  The current crop can only be described as mediocre, at best.

I haven't typically been very interested in the Wild Arms series (the 'old west' feel just doesn't appeal to me), but I'm certainly keeping my eye on this one.  Will have to wait for reviews, but it certainly looks promising.
10016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possibly interesting graph (360 related) on: January 17, 2008, 02:21:04 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 17, 2008, 02:12:15 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 17, 2008, 01:40:54 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 17, 2008, 12:30:58 PM

Well magazines usually publish a month in advance right?  So if Lost Odessey (I cannot spell that damn word) was released on December 6th then they probably don't have the most recent sales data for December.  I'm sure it will cause at least a respectable spike.

Nah, Lost Odyssey didn't do very well in the weeks that followed and didn't really spike 360 sales at all.   


According to VGchartz it only sold 90k copies. Ouch.  Oh well it will do much better over in America what with all the RPG-starved 360 owners.

Given the game's pedigree, that really surprises me.  I figured all they'd need to do is throw a "From the creators of Final Fantasy" sticker on the case, and it would fly off the shelves.

It'll be very interesting to see how it does in the US.  If it's another huge flop, I'm afraid it will usher in the complete extinction of JRPG's for the 360.  frown
10017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next two weeks Rock Band DLC on: January 17, 2008, 02:27:38 AM
Looks like I will save some money the next couple weeks.  Thank goodness!

EDIT:  Dammit, I lied.  Just listened to Siva (haven't heard it in years), and will have to pick that one up.
10018  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's Annual Assessment Results Time- 2008 Edition! on: January 16, 2008, 07:52:16 PM
What's this "raise" of which you speak? 
10019  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 16, 2008, 03:01:23 PM
I thought I was a pretty good RB drummer...until I played with The Grue last night.   Watching him keep the 4X multiplier through the drum rolls on Train Kept A Rollin' was by far the most impressive RB feat I've seen yet.   bowdown
10020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy 4 Just Hooked Me on: January 16, 2008, 12:41:46 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on January 16, 2008, 05:40:11 AM

I don't get what's wrong with that?

Shia's clothing looks a little out of place given the supposed time period, but otherwise.. looks fine to me. He's supposed to be old this time.

I think it looks fine too.  In fact, everything I've seen gets me more and more excited for this, and I think they could really turn it into a fun movie.  Not sure I get where the hate is coming from.
10021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 16, 2008, 03:56:36 AM

Quote from: DragonFyre on January 15, 2008, 04:20:27 PM

I got a question.

Anyone find a good mic stand for Rock Band, that's affordable and decent? I'm failing at figuring this whole 'mic stand' thing out on google. I'm looking for something that'll allow me to sing and play guitar at the same time.

I want to give this a shot as well, but I think Mrs. Gratch will throttle me if I spend any more money on Rock Band.  Between the game, the downloads, and the new drum throne, this single game is quickly approaching $300.   icon_eek
10022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: January 16, 2008, 03:53:36 AM

Quote from: EddieA on January 16, 2008, 12:50:47 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 15, 2008, 08:55:35 PM

Quote from: EddieA on January 15, 2008, 08:03:08 PM

Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon were made by two different companies, so even if you didn't like BD, LO might be a different story.  The battle system was designed some of the same people who did three of the best battle systems of all time - Final Fantasy 6, Legend of Dragoon, and Shadow Hearts, so it should be good.  It's also supposed to be pretty challenging at times, which should be a nice change of pace from the too-easy RPGs of late.

Aren't they both Mistwalker games?

Yes, but Mistwalker isn't a full developer.  Like Enix, they contract out the majority of the work on their games to other companies.  It's not clear how much is done by Sakaguchi/Mistwalker as opposed to the hired companies, but I think that Mistwalker does much of the design, while the other companies do most of the programming, artwork, and testing.  Blue Dragon was developed by Artoon (of Blinx and Vampire Rain fame/infamy) while Lost Odyssey is from Feel Plus, which is made of developers who once worked for Square and Nautilus (of Legend of Dragoon and Shadow Hearts fame).

That makes sense, thanks Eddie.   I actually like old-school, turn-based RPG combat, so I think Lost Odyssey will be perfect for me.  The last true JRPG I played was FF XII (played about 8 hours of Eternal Arms, but I really disliked it so it doesn't count), and I've been dying for something new.
10023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] My Backlog - I'm Ashamed to Admit... on: January 16, 2008, 03:50:41 AM

Quote from: kronovan on January 16, 2008, 01:37:15 AM

Just out of curiosity, for those that have given FF-X2 a thumbs down, did any of you also dislike FF-X?

Absolutely loved FFX, and thought FFX-2 did it a huge disservice.
10024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] My Backlog - I'm Ashamed to Admit... on: January 16, 2008, 01:19:05 AM

Quote from: kronovan on January 15, 2008, 11:11:56 PM

In other words is it that bad!?

In a word:  yes.  In more words:  Never, ever, ever, under any circumstances would I recommend that anyone play that utter and complete abomination of a game.

But I have no strong feelings on the subject.  slywink
10025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: January 15, 2008, 08:55:35 PM

Quote from: EddieA on January 15, 2008, 08:03:08 PM

Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon were made by two different companies, so even if you didn't like BD, LO might be a different story.  The battle system was designed some of the same people who did three of the best battle systems of all time - Final Fantasy 6, Legend of Dragoon, and Shadow Hearts, so it should be good.  It's also supposed to be pretty challenging at times, which should be a nice change of pace from the too-easy RPGs of late.

Aren't they both Mistwalker games?
10026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioware's Sonic RPG revealed on: January 14, 2008, 07:08:56 PM

Quote from: kathode on January 14, 2008, 03:29:17 PM

Honestly I'm sure they'll give it their all and make a game that a lot of insufferable fanboys think is worth playing...

Sonic has fanboys?  Who knew?
10027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: February EGM game scores on: January 14, 2008, 07:07:13 PM
Sometimes I wonder if this hobby is passing me by.  There's a grand total 8 titles on that list that interest me at all, two of which are for a system I don't own (and don't plan on owning anytime soon), and another 2 would be "wait and see depending on review" titles.   

On the plus side, my bank account will be much happier.
10028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: January 11, 2008, 02:37:48 PM

Quote from: EddieA on January 11, 2008, 06:34:24 AM

Worthplaying has even more new screenshots.





Only a little over a month  drool

Damn, those shots look good.  Totally didn't realize it was out next month, can't wait!
10029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 2 Unofficial Expansion? on: January 09, 2008, 10:18:53 PM
I never played F2 back in the day, but have started it on three separate occasions in the last 2 years.  I've never been able to get more than a few hours into it without getting either bored or frustrated.
10030  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: American Gladiators on: January 09, 2008, 03:15:57 PM

Quote from: disarm on January 08, 2008, 02:24:37 PM

holy crap...'Crush' (aka gina carano) is a monster.  check out some of her muay thai/MMA footage on youtube...one tough chick.

Here she is kicking the ever-loving shit out of some poor Thai boxer.

Yes, this woman will kick your ass.

Jebus, I'm in love.
10031  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cats vs Dogs on: January 09, 2008, 03:03:42 PM
We've got 3 cats and 1 dog, and I'd be hard pressed to pick one over the other.   The cats probably have a slight edge, simply because they're at least somewhat independent.  Wouldn't trade him for the world, but Vader (our flat-coated retriever) is a bit on the high-maintenance side. 
10032  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 09, 2008, 04:24:58 AM




10033  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 9/07) on: January 05, 2008, 01:00:47 PM
+1 to Goldchamp for Pirates!
10034  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Garbage Day + 55 mph wind gusts = Ken not having a good day on: January 05, 2008, 03:48:55 AM
We're getting a nasty storm blowing into Salt Lake right now too.  Gonna be a long night...

EDIT:  40-50 mph winds have blown the fence down on the east side of the house, and I found shingles all over my backyard during my 4:00 am damage-assessment flashlight stroll.  Yay.
10035  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wall-E on: January 02, 2008, 02:45:35 AM

Quote from: PaulBot on January 01, 2008, 07:06:48 PM

Guess I'm just easy to please. I like all of Pixar's movies.

 bowdown Pixar


Same here.  Bug's Life is the closest thing they've had to a 'miss', and I still really enjoyed it.

Wall-E looks amazing.
10036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished in 2008 - console and PC... go! go! go! on: January 02, 2008, 02:43:28 AM
FINISHED IN 2008
-  Rock Band - Feb 1'ish - A (I'm going to consider this completed, as I've beaten every guitar & drum song at least on Hard)
-  Final Fantasy VII:  Crisis Core - April 13 B+
-  Final Fantasy Tactics:  War of the Lions - May 4 A++++
-  Bioshock - May 27 - A- (would have been an A, but the ending stunk)
-  Planescape:  Torment - June 19 - A+ (not an A+ in the world that describes how good it was)
-  Penny Arcade:  On the Rain Soaked Precipice of Darkness - June 22 - C+ (felt really short for the $20 price tag)
-  Civilization Revolution - June 19 - B (excellent PC to console conversion.  Will have a ton of replay value)
-  Jade Empire - July 24 - A- (second time was the charm with this one, much better on PC than XBox)
-  Fable II - November 1 - B (solid but unspectacular)
-  Rock Band 2 - November 16 - B+ (fun, but I'm getting a bit burned out on the genre)
-  Jewel Quest II - November 20 - B+ (normally wouldn't include iPhone games, but this one was a blast and I spent quite a few hours with it)
-  Titan Quest - December 2 - B (good take on the Diablo formula, but it gets pretty repetitive towards the end.  Crappy ending, as usual.)

CURRENTLY PLAYING
-  King's Bounty

PLAYED AND DISCARDED
-  Lost Odyssey (360)
-  Patapon (PSP)
-  Etrian Odyssey (DS)
-  God of War:  Chains of Olympus (PSP)
-  Final Fantasy:  Crystal Chronicles (DS)
-  Guild Wars (PC)
-  The Witcher (PC)
-  Dungeon Siege (PSP)
-  GTA IV (360)
-  Hot Shots Golf 2 (PSP)
-  FF Tactics Advance 2
-  FFIV
-  Titan Quest
-  Tales of Vesperia
10037  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / F/S or F/T: Assassin's Creed (360) **SOLD** on: December 31, 2007, 05:00:35 PM
$35 shipped or trade for:  **sold**

- The Witcher
- Guild Wars: Factions (would probably need to throw in little $$ to even this one out)
10038  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How's the 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movie? on: December 30, 2007, 06:12:50 AM
Mrs. Gratch wanted to see this, so we picked it up on PPV tonight. 

I can say without hesitation that Pirates 3 is absolutely, positively, without any doubt whatsoever one of the worst movies I have ever seen.  It's not very often you see suck of that magnitude, but that was truly an epic fail on every single possible level.   The story was completely incomprehensible, the "action" was ridiculous, the characters (even Depp, who I loved in the first two) were mind-numbingly dull, and I think my eyes actually hurt from rolling them so much.  What an absolute turd and a complete waste of what was once a very promising franchise.
10039  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: What MMO's are everyone doing these days? on: December 29, 2007, 10:13:09 PM
I started Guild Wars this month, and much to my surprise, have really been enjoying it.  This is the first MMO that I've ever played for more than 2 weeks, and have put nearly 60 hours into it the past month.   Even picked up two of the three expansions for X-mas.  The little things that make all the difference: 

-  I really don't like gaming with other people, so I needed something that was very solo friendly.  GW fits that bill perfectly. 
-  It's free, so I don't feel like I have to play in order to get my $$ worth.
-  I can either play for 4 hours or a half hour and still have fun.  It's not something I have to plan my life around just to play.
-  My brother also started up, so it's good to be able to spend some time with him, even if it is just virtual (he's in Nashville and I'm in Salt Lake)

None of the another MMOs really interest me, but GW has been great fun so far.
10040  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any Console Games From This Generation Added to Your Permanent Collection? on: December 29, 2007, 08:45:34 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 29, 2007, 07:45:45 PM

I've always wondered how many people collect games assuming they'll go back and play them again, but then they never do. Gaming turns out to be an expensive hobby if you fall into that trap. If you rent, or buy and then make an immediate auction upon completing the game you can usually get way with only spending $7-$15 on a game.

But if you pay $60 for a game, convince yourself that it belongs in your replay collection, but then never play it again- you can easily burn through several hundred to a few thousand dollars a year.

I typically sell games once I finish or get bored with them, but have a bad habit of getting an urge to play again and rebuying them a year or two down the road.  I'm trying to be better about determining which games are "no-sells" and which aren't, but I still end up purchasing a ton of games twice.  In fact, I rebought Okami & Oblivion just yesterday.   icon_redface

There's only a few games from the current generation that I know will be permanent:

-  Rock Band (360)
-  Guitar Hero II (360)
-  Mass Effect (360) - This one is on the fence, pending on how far I get through a replay
-  Final Fantasy Tactics:  War of the Lions (PSP)
-  Oblivion (360, although I played it mainly on PC)
-  Puzzle Quest (360)

Come to think of it, there's not many from last generation either:

-  Final Fantasy X (PS2)
-  Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
-  Okami (PS2)
-  Knights of the Old Republic (XBox)
-  Beyond Good & Evil (XBox)

It amazes me that with as many games as I play, what I listed above is nearly my entire console gaming collection (the only other games I own are Assassin's Creed & the PSP Dungeon Siege).
Pages: 1 ... 249 250 [251] 252 253 ... 328
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 1.384 seconds with 21 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.171s, 1q)