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10441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest IX on the DS?(confirmed) on: December 12, 2006, 07:17:44 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on December 12, 2006, 05:31:31 PM


Not sure what to think of that.  It looks more like DQIX:  Baldur's Gate than anything else.  Not saying hack n' slash is bad per se, but it's certainly not what I'd expect from a DQ title.
10442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: December 12, 2006, 02:48:33 PM
Huh, I'm intrigued.  I burned out on Meteos, so I need a new puzzler.  Although I might have to break down and pick up the Disney Meteos when it's released.
10443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest IX on the DS?(confirmed) on: December 12, 2006, 02:43:47 PM

Quote from: Hetz on December 12, 2006, 02:33:42 PM




LOL   icon_lol

This is actually good news for me, as I don't plan on picking up a Wii or PS3 anytime soon.  Besides, my DS has been gathering dust for a while and need a good RPG jumpstart to get it going again.
10444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Impressions on: December 12, 2006, 01:11:29 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on December 12, 2006, 12:46:03 PM

Question:   Looking ahead, how do I know what level I should be at certain parts of the story?  I enjoy the combat, but I don't go looking to fight things (at least so far).  I think Vaan and Penelo (so cute!) are around level 4 or 5 at the moment.  Do I get experience for completing missions, or is it just from killing things?

FFXII is one of the most well-balanced games I've ever played, and it's pretty good about letting you know what level you should be at.  Basically, if you get to the next area for the story and everything is kicking your ass, you might want to spend a bit of time levelling up before proceeding (see the next point).  The guide will also show you the level of the enemies in each area, which you can use as a reference point.  Your characters should really be within a couple levels of all the enemies you're fighting.

I really only found a couple of spots that I needed to level grind before proceeding, and even then it was only 30-45 minutes max.

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Do I need to be killing things just to kill them every so often? 

You should always be killing things just to kill them.    icon_wink  Remember that your characters gain both XP (to advance levels) and LP (to purchase licenses) every time you kill an enemy.  Keep in mind, however, that while all party members get LP for kills, only the active members get the XP.  When you have a larger party, it's a good idea to swap characters in and out so you don't level one group too far out in front of the others.

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Do I get experience for completing missions, or is it just from killing things?

You only get XP from killing monsters.  There's no XP awarded for quests.  Also, it's good to note that the bosses give LP only.  This is one of my very minor gripes about the game, but it's not really that big of a deal.
10445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you had XBox 360 problems? on: December 12, 2006, 12:52:39 AM
Huh, the poll is dead even at 22.  While I realize that you can't glean too much from so small a sample size, I know that most people here are serious gamers and tend to take better care of their equipment than most.  I put a bit more stock into the opinions around here than those of some anonymous internet survey claiming X% failure.

That being said, a 50% failure rate among our crowd is astounding and does raise some serious red flags.   Since there's nothing I'm really dying to play for the 360 right now, I think that I'll wait at least until the summer before looking at one again.  Thanks for all the input!   icon_smile
10446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does'nt feel like Christmas on: December 11, 2006, 10:17:43 PM
I'm feeling the same way.  The combination of unseasonably warm weather, lack of snow, no time (or desire) to put up Christmas decorations, a ridiculously busy work schedule for both of us, and knowing that we're only doing one small present each has sucked most of the fun out of what is normally my favorite time of year.

Sucks.   :icon_sad:
10447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Impressions on: December 11, 2006, 10:14:32 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on December 11, 2006, 10:08:34 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on December 11, 2006, 09:02:20 PM

I ended up "wasting" some LPs on unnecessary licenses just to get my characters their second and third quickenings.  I had originally planned to get them as I needed them, but I really needed the additional MPs.   I did have a plan in mind before I did this though, so all three of one characters quickenings were in one section of the board.

did the same, eventually (once i had the lp to spare), & kinda looked at it more as an 'investment' than a waste (especially when a character's heading in that direction, anyway)...

Me too.  Once you have the LP to do it, making a bee-line for the Quickenings is a no brainer.

Unless you're an idiot like me and don't realize Quickenings gave you more mana points (this was over 40 hours in, btw).  And I wondered why I was struggling in boss battles!   icon_redface
10448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/11) on: December 11, 2006, 10:06:49 PM

Quote from: rrmorton on December 11, 2006, 09:40:34 PM

I watched the gameplay videos for Elebits recently and despite the game's quirky charm, it doesn't look too promising.

What have we heard about Super Swing Golf for the Wii? I love Wii Sports golf (even though it's a stripped-down experience) so I'm eagerly awaiting a great Wii golf game. Could it be here already?

EDIT: I found one good review posted so far. Gamebrink gave it a 91. Looks like Final Hot Shots Fantasy Golf. I prefer realistic golf sims but I'll take anything I can get that's golf related on the Wii.



That looks just like Albatross 18.  The PC version was a fantastically fun (and free) golf MMO.  There were a bunch of people playing it over on OO for a while.  Not sure if anyone still plays, but it certainly was a blast. 
10449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Impressions on: December 11, 2006, 08:11:58 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 11, 2006, 07:51:04 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on December 11, 2006, 07:39:14 PM

Thank you Gratch.  #1, 3, 4 sound great, and I will keep those things in mind.  However, I have no clue what augment means.  Is that like adding a a chip to my head to make me see in the dark or something, like in Deus Ex?  (sorry, I really don't understand, I'm not being funny here.)

Also, let's say I get like 10 hours in and decide I like it enough to try to finish the game.  Do I invest in the guide?  I've seen it in the stores, and it is like an encyclopedia.  What exactly is in there!?!  If you were a brand new person to the series and the game, would you get it?



Augments are a section of the license board- they are in the lower left hand portion of the upper board.  They give you stat boosts and the like.  Very, very important for an effective character.

And, yes, get the guide.  It's a great guide to begin with and will probably save you a lot of headaches layer, especially since you seem to be new to the genre. 

+1 to what Kevin said.  You'll see the augments as you work further into the license board.  They will be things like +100 HP, Increase Magik Power, Increase Speed 10%,  Improve physical damage, etc.  They're essential to building good characters.

I'd recommend getting the guide.  It really is fantastic and can be a huge help.
10450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you had XBox 360 problems? on: December 11, 2006, 05:39:31 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 11, 2006, 05:19:17 PM

You realize that by starting this thread, all of us that answer "no" are now doomed to have the red lights of death today.

Heh, sorry about that.   icon_wink

So far, this is making me lean towards waiting.  It looks like there's a ridiculous amount of failure with these units, and I just really don't want to worry about that.  I think I'll probably wait until a few more of the RPG's hit.
10451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Impressions on: December 11, 2006, 05:37:11 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on December 11, 2006, 05:01:41 PM

Well, a friend of mine let me borrow this finally.

I really like it so far.  I just started and haven't read past page two of this thread.

I like the way it feels like I'm playing a story, or a movie, or something.  This whole type of game is SO new for me - I don't have any clue whatsoever what to expect... that's probably part of the fun.

Wheeee!!!!!

If I may, a couple tips that might help you avoid some of the early game mistakes I made:

1.   Do not spend license points on any weapon/item/accessory/magic that isn’t available through the shops yet. Remember, you’ll need to both buy weapon/magic/etc and unlock the license before you can use it.
2.   Augment, augment, augment.  Work on getting as many augments as possible for your characters.  Licenses that add HP, Speed, Magic, Melee damage, etc are all a huge help in battles.
3.   Have a concept in mind as you develop your characters.  This is maybe just a personal preference, but I found that having an idea of what I wanted each character to be helped a great deal in deciding what licenses and upgrades to take.  I.E.  Penelo and Fran are my ranged weapon healers, so I never bothered spending LP on heavy armor or melee weapons for them. 
4.   Remember that even low level enemies still give LP to the entire party.  If you’re looking to specifically grind out a few license points, you can just as easily get them against low level enemies as high level

I have to admit, I’m a bit jealous of your position.  Having played so many FF games (and JRPG’s in general), one tends to get pretty jaded.  Thankfully, FFXII is one of those rare games that has an incredible addicting magic to it.  Have fun!
10452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/11) on: December 11, 2006, 04:50:15 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on December 11, 2006, 04:40:00 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 11, 2006, 03:26:30 PM

Might pick up FFIII (DS) if I actually finish up FFXII this week.

Please ignore my constant minor derails of this thread  (I know I do it every week too, sorry).

But

How many hours have you logged into this game so far Gratch?  Do you think you're very close to finishing?  Does it give you a little gauge to know how close you are, or is it more of a story thing that tells you that you're almost done?  Thanks.


I'm just over 70 hours right now.  My guess is that it will take another 12-15 hours to finish everything I want to.  I've got the guide, so I'm basing my estimates on that.  All 6 party members are between levels 51-49, I've finished a little over half the hunts (I'm not going to bother with all of them), done a few of the side quests, and am generally pretty happy about how it's progressed.

Going to try and put an update in the FFXII impressions thread later today with a few more thoughts.  FWIW, even at 70 hours (which is the by far the most time I've put into an RPG since FFVII), it's not slowing down or dragging at all.  Once I got over the small hump at around 50 hours, I can easily say that FFXII is one of the best games I've played since...well...ever.
10453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you had XBox 360 problems? on: December 11, 2006, 03:41:33 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on December 11, 2006, 03:34:31 PM

I should add, however, that aside from the reliability issues, the 360 is a damn fine console, and is really beginning to hit its stride gamewise.  All things considered, I do recommend getting one.

To be honest, there's not really a lot of games that interest me yet.  However, the list of announced RPG's is making my trigger finger a bit itchy.  I just get nervous dropping the $$ on something if there's a ridiculously high probability of it crapping out.

So, part of me says "Buy Now" and part of me says "Wait for the must-have games and (hopefully) a more stable system".  So torn...
10454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/11) on: December 11, 2006, 03:26:30 PM
Might pick up FFIII (DS) if I actually finish up FFXII this week.
10455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Have you had XBox 360 problems? on: December 11, 2006, 03:20:40 PM
One of my main reservations with picking up a 360 is that it sounds like they have a ridiculously high failure rate.  Seems like every day someone here is posting something about the "red rings of death" or other problems, and getting the thing fixed is apparently a complete pain in the ass. 

However, as with any consumer item, those with problems tend to be the most vocal while you never hear a peep from those whose systems work fine.  So, to help me make my decision, here's a quick spot poll to determine what the "have problems:don't have problems" ratio is.
10456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FF12 :revanant wings DS trailer on: December 11, 2006, 04:32:15 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 11, 2006, 02:17:51 AM

here is a trailer for the DS game final fantasy 12 revanant wings...looks good,but doesnt have gameplay footage

i still have 2 months to wait until final fantasy 12 is released for the ps2 crybaby


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr7CA0ud8jA

sorry if this has already been posted,i may of missed it...as i tried to stay away from all final fantasy 12 threads,LOL..and at the time kingdom hearts 2 threads as well

Wait....wha...?  I didn't even know about this game.  That just made my night! 
10457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What does that make us Sir? Big Damn Heroes. on: December 09, 2006, 06:43:42 PM
Ain't we just.

Saw this over on OO.  Firefly con gets cancelled at the last minute, but the actors show up anyways and throw an impromptu fan event.  Damn, that's cool.
10458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Firefly Returns! on: December 09, 2006, 01:27:19 AM
Just for kicks, I give you:

Hand puppet Serenity

Major spoilers if you haven't seen the movie, but damn funny.
10459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! EDIT: NEW TRAILER OUT!!! on: December 08, 2006, 09:18:58 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 08, 2006, 02:50:34 AM

If nothing else it'll look amazing much like Sin City. That movie sucked royal ass but I have high hopes 300 does not. We'll see come March.

I'm with ya on Sin City, but 300 looks pretty kick ass.
10460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: They Might Be Giants on: December 08, 2006, 07:49:56 PM
Love TMBG, and was actually listening to their first album on the drive home last night.  "Chess Piece Face" is possibly the most bizzare song ever written.
10461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Firefly Returns! on: December 08, 2006, 05:15:28 PM
That sucks.  I would love nothing more than to see Firefly continue in some form, but have zero interest in an MMORPG.
10462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Line for BD in Japan...world ending soon on: December 08, 2006, 03:44:28 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on December 08, 2006, 02:55:49 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 07, 2006, 08:38:57 PM

I just have never seen people line up for a game before.  A console yes.  But a game?



If you think that's a line you should check out what happens in Japan when a Dragon Quest game is released. I don't know if it's an urban legend or not, but I've heard that there is a law that requires any new Dragon Quest game to be released on the weekend; otherwise, too many people skip work and school to get the game.  eek

Yep, it's true.  From this link:

Dragon Quest III did more than just hook Japan on it though. Dragon Quest in Japan is more of a cultural phenomenon than pretty much any game in the US, with the possible exception of Mario Brothers. Dragon Quest III made one critical mistake that changed the fabric of game history forever in Japan though: It was released on a weekday. This lead to anarchy for a day as millions called in sick, waiting in line just to get the game. Japan's legislatures were not slow to act, enforcing a now historic law that bans Dragon Quest from ever being released in Japan on a weekday. This law is still in effect today, as each Dragon Quest entry is met with millions still copping out of a day of work.
10463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Sales Numbers for November on: December 08, 2006, 02:46:53 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 08, 2006, 01:48:50 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 08, 2006, 01:33:51 AM

Quote from: Canuck on December 08, 2006, 01:12:51 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 08, 2006, 12:21:15 AM


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PS2 664K
REPLACEMENT UNITS for dead PS2s.  Well, that and Kobra buying his.


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360 511.3K
I suspect that we'll see this number rise before the end of the year.  Last second "OMG, I can't find a PS3 or Wii!" purchases.

Hello Xbox bias anyone?  The PS2 is still oustandingly successful and that is simply chalked up to 'replacement for dead PS2's' ?  Judging by most of the complaints on these forums lately I'd have to say that it's the Xbox 360 that has inflated statistics due to breakdowns!  Perhaps it says a lot that people would rather replace their PS2 than buy an Xbox.

As for the PSP, I dunno it's doin ok.  Obviously Nintendo is kicking it's ass but it's not too far behind the PS2 and Xbox 360 in sales.

I've gone through 9 PS2s in the lifecycle of the system.  How is that for 'replacement PS2s'?  I don't have a bias any particular direction - I just like games.  I own all platforms.

I have to agree there.  Personally I have purchased 3 PS2 over the console's lifespan.  And I wouldn't consider myself a big PS2 gamer.  I just feel like I have to have one in the house, but they keep dieing on me.  retard

Christ, what are you people doing to your PS2's?  Maybe we're just lucky, but both my brother and I have launch PS2's with thousands of hours of use, and neither of us have ever had a single problem.  You do realize you're not supposed to use the system as a punching bag, right?   icon_wink

IMO, the PS2's strong sales are a combination of a)  people can't get a PS3, b)  it's cheap, and c) there have been some ridiculously good games released for it over the last few months.  The one that shocks me is GBA sales.  With the DS out there, I can't think of a reason why anyone would want a GBA.
10464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: December 08, 2006, 02:36:28 PM
I've been a little leery about Rogue Galaxy because I burned out big time on both DC2 & DQVIII.  Not because they were bad games, but because they were just so damn huge I felt like I was never getting anywhere.  However, I've been getting more and more interested the more I read, and I'm really leaning towards picking up RG.

FWIW, my copy of GI arrived yesterday and they gave it a 9. 
10465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 8/Dec/06 on: December 08, 2006, 02:33:06 PM
I have had absolutely zero gaming time this week, so I'm hoping to be able to put in a marathon FFXII session over the weekend.  I think I'm nearing the homestretch at 55+ hours, and I really want to push through and finish.
10466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Video Game Character of All Time on: December 07, 2006, 07:07:26 PM

Quote from: Windows95 on December 07, 2006, 06:17:47 PM

The co-pilot from Microsoft Flight Simulator



He's just such a calm professional dedicated to safe flying how can you not like him?  Check out the babe next to him, you totally know he's getting some.

Isn't that Otto?
10467  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 07, 2006, 03:00:36 AM








P.S.  There's more of these strange ones here.  They're pretty strange (and certainly NSFW), but I dig 'em.



10468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's up with the goofballs rapping on XBL? on: December 07, 2006, 02:52:09 AM

Quote from: warning on December 06, 2006, 08:04:45 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 06, 2006, 07:44:49 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 06, 2006, 06:39:42 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 06, 2006, 06:37:12 PM

A couple of nights ago I played in 4 different online matches of various games on XBL, in 3 of those matches these morons, with absolutely no thoughts towards their rudeness, or whether kids were playing, start rapping (and not very well mind you) to what I guess is their favorite crap ass rap songs. If they did it for 15 seconds or something, no big deal, but when it goes on for the entirety of an UNO game, it gets old.......FAST. Of course, when myself, or someone else asked them to mute their mic, they got profane, copped that wonderful, typical hip-hop slacker attitude, and start the name calling and stuff. I had to mute a couple of these guys, 1 guy obliged the request of some other fella and muted his mic, but damn, you would think people would be just a little bit accomodating, especially if you asked nicely, but being a jackass on XBOX Live has become en vogue again.

It's to the point now where all I wanna do is play with people from here. All the insults, ego and bravado on XBL gets tiresome, especially when you are playing ranked games like GoW and CoD 3, two games where the "experts" play not to win, but to berate other gamers they feel aren't on their talent level. I have railed against this stuff before, but I think the "community" of XBL has hit rock bottom in terms of class.

You just perfectly described why have absolutely zero interest in multiplayer games.  Nearly every one of my multiplayer experiences has turned out like this.

+1

+.... wait I hate all this +1 crap.

How about... + the satisfaction of knowing someone as awesome as I am agrees with you?

A +1 would have sufficed, but now I feel extra cool!
10469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Video Game Character of All Time on: December 07, 2006, 02:00:31 AM

Quote from: Kobra on December 06, 2006, 09:28:09 PM

I would say either KC Munchkin or "Bonk".





Close third would be "Sam"..


Um...er...U2K, is that you?

::head asplodes::
10470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's up with the goofballs rapping on XBL? on: December 06, 2006, 06:39:42 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 06, 2006, 06:37:12 PM

A couple of nights ago I played in 4 different online matches of various games on XBL, in 3 of those matches these morons, with absolutely no thoughts towards their rudeness, or whether kids were playing, start rapping (and not very well mind you) to what I guess is their favorite crap ass rap songs. If they did it for 15 seconds or something, no big deal, but when it goes on for the entirety of an UNO game, it gets old.......FAST. Of course, when myself, or someone else asked them to mute their mic, they got profane, copped that wonderful, typical hip-hop slacker attitude, and start the name calling and stuff. I had to mute a couple of these guys, 1 guy obliged the request of some other fella and muted his mic, but damn, you would think people would be just a little bit accomodating, especially if you asked nicely, but being a jackass on XBOX Live has become en vogue again.

It's to the point now where all I wanna do is play with people from here. All the insults, ego and bravado on XBL gets tiresome, especially when you are playing ranked games like GoW and CoD 3, two games where the "experts" play not to win, but to berate other gamers they feel aren't on their talent level. I have railed against this stuff before, but I think the "community" of XBL has hit rock bottom in terms of class.

You just perfectly described why have absolutely zero interest in multiplayer games.  Nearly every one of my multiplayer experiences has turned out like this.
10471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Video Game Character of All Time on: December 06, 2006, 06:16:47 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 06, 2006, 06:13:34 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 06, 2006, 06:07:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 06, 2006, 05:55:03 PM

Quote from: KC on December 06, 2006, 03:11:50 PM

Guybrush Threepwood

Who?

You serious Clark?

Yes.

You should be ashamed.    icon_wink

10472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Video Game Character of All Time on: December 06, 2006, 06:07:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 06, 2006, 05:55:03 PM

Quote from: KC on December 06, 2006, 03:11:50 PM

Guybrush Threepwood

Who?

You serious Clark?
10473  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Clerks 2 July 21st on: December 06, 2006, 04:53:44 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on December 06, 2006, 04:17:37 PM

The 'Pillow Pants' bit may be one of the best sequences in any of his movies.

+1.  I'm not sure I've ever laughed as hard in a movie as I did during that sequence.

Just picked up the DVD over the weeked and watched it a couple more times.  I really enjoyed it overall, although it wasn't as good as the original.
10474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Video Game Character of All Time on: December 06, 2006, 04:51:42 PM
There's a big list, but it's pretty tough to top Garrett from the Thief series.  You can't get much more bad-ass.
10475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why we game (Okami related) on: December 05, 2006, 07:22:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 05, 2006, 01:05:52 PM

<sigh> This game left me feeling cold. I SO wanted to love it but...I didn't.  icon_frown

Maybe I'll continue the adventure in the future.

If it makes you feel any better, after my gushing opinion on Okami, I completely burned out on it about 25 hours in.  Not the typical slow burnout of "Man, this game is getting a little stale", but rather a complete drop-off-a-cliff burnout of sitting down one night and realizing I simply didn't have any more interest in playing.  I still think it was a fantastic game and stand by my original comments, but they tried to make it way too long which ended up causing me not to finish it.

I think Dante does bring up a good point.  My main cause of burnout with games is that something else is always grabbing my attention.  If a game starts to flag at all, I tend to ditch it and move on.  I just need to start ignoring new game hype and just stick with things I like.  Thankfully, my current 55+ hours into FFXII hasn't started to slow at all, so I might actually finish it!   icon_smile
10476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/4) on: December 05, 2006, 05:27:17 PM
I refuse to start anything new until I've beaten FFXII, so nothing for me again.
10477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Let's War! What's your Most Disappointing Game of the Year? on: December 05, 2006, 03:50:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 05, 2006, 01:13:15 PM

We have a new contender: Guitar Hero II

I do not dig the song selection thus far. I have blazed through whatever song sets to get to Sweet Child of Mine and then what happens? A craptacular cover.  CRAPTACULAR!

Ditto Cherry Pie.

Thus far there are no songs that I haven't heard before that have me like: Man that's a cool song! Like the first game.

I'm sadly dissappointed in this game.

Huh.  I actually thought the G n' R cover was one of the better ones.  GH II certainly has more than it's share of clunkers (Mother, Killing in the Name Of, & Heart Shaped Box, I'm looking at you), but I don't think Sweet Child of Mine is one of them. 

I didn't like it as much as the first GH, but it certainly doesn't make my "Most Disappointing" list.

EDIT:  Gah, can't spell today.
10478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Impressions on: December 05, 2006, 02:31:43 AM
I got the chance to put in a 9 hour FFXII bender today, and am absolutely loving it!  Took me 55 hours, but I finallly figured out a few things that have been a huge help (how Quickening chains work, that multiple quickenings triple your MP).

One question:  How exactly do you equip a handbomb?  Balthier has the license for it, but it won't let me equip it.  Does it require ammo like the bow or gun?  If so, where the hell do you get it?  Also, is it a ranged or melee weapon?  I assume ranged, but really have no idea.
10479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: F.U.R. - Final Fantasy XII [PS2] on: December 05, 2006, 02:28:11 AM
I'm upgrading my 9 to a solid 10.  I'm 56 hours in, and the game doesn't feel like it's dragging at all - which is probably a first for me.  I haven't even touched half of the side-quests or hunts, and am probably only about 3/4 of the way through the story, but I haven't gotten bored once.  Everything has come together very well, and FFXII is easily my GOTY.  I still think FFX just might keep the top spot on my list (mainly because I like the story better), but that kind of like saying the Lambroghini is slightly better than the Ferrarri.   icon_wink

FFXII is a solid game that is an absolute blast to play.
10480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ugh, stomach flu. on: December 04, 2006, 02:47:43 PM
I spent all day yesterday and all night either over or on a toilet as well.  The only thing I've eaten since 11am yesterday is a small bowl of sherbet, and I can barely even keep down water.  I knew I was due for this, though, because everyone in my family has had t over the past week.  Mrs. Gratch, Dad, Mom, brother, sis-in-law, and their baby have all been hit with this same thing, so it was just a matter of time.

I'm taking the day off today and will hopefully be able to get a little sleep.  We'll see how that goes.
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