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2081  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Would you Buy the Wii for $229? on: August 08, 2006, 03:20:48 PM
Really hard to argue with the quality of the Wii launch lineup. With a Metroid and Zelda they have 2 of their strongest franchises at launch. Pretty unprecedented. It's like if the PS3 announced an enhanced version of FF12 would be released on the PS3 the same day as the PS2 release, and announced the PS3 would have a new GTA game and FF12 at launch.
2082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Would you Buy the Wii for $229? on: August 08, 2006, 03:05:05 AM
Almost certainly in at $229, though I am still hoping it will come out for $199 or less. (A $229 price bundled with something would be nice.) I am not preordering, or camping in line for one, but if I can walk into a store and buy one, and Metroid Prime 3 is a launch day title, then I am in.
2083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best not-pressing-start video in a game? on: August 07, 2006, 02:49:33 PM
I always enjoyed sitting a little while at the Skies of Arcadia: Legends title screen just because the classical music that plays there is quite good. Does that count?
2084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone Played Trace Memory? on: August 04, 2006, 06:37:49 PM
If you like classic PC point and click type of adventure games, it's pretty decent. It has some truly clever puzzles that make use of the unique features of the DS. It is definitely very short. I finished it in an afternoon.
2085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ubisoft loves the Wii on: August 03, 2006, 06:41:27 PM
Seven launch window titles. Info here.

EDITed for clarity
2086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HDTV for gaming.. on: July 25, 2006, 12:13:01 AM
Quote from: "hornysax"
I also read somewhere on GT that cables count, so I made sure to pickup an expensive Monster HDMI cable from Best Buy instead of cheaping it out at Walmart.  GT saves you time and money!

Someone at GT led you astray. Unless you have to use an extremely long cable, or are using the cable in an area VERY HIGHLY susceptible to outside interference, buying expensive cables is a waste of money. Even if you do buy a quality cable, Monster is a serious rip off.
2087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HDTV for gaming.. on: July 22, 2006, 01:35:28 AM
Hornysax, I have been pining for the 50" model of that TV. The odd thing is, that I am not in the market for an HD TV right now.... I think... (?)

Anyway, I am sure you will absolutely love it. Panny plasmas are supposed to be the sweet spot for premium picture quality for the price.
2088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HDTV for gaming.. on: July 21, 2006, 08:19:15 PM
Uh oh! Looks like someone downloaded the AVIA disc! POLICE! POLICE! Tongue

For those who are interested in calibrating your TV this way, (and I recommend it as well), you should keep in mind that some TVs have multiple picture settings for different inputs, so you need to propogate those settings to all the input modes you use (if your TV is like that).
2089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Power: Any Good? on: July 20, 2006, 01:52:24 PM
I had this for a year a couple years back when subbing for a year got you the Zelda collectors disc. I thought it was pretty bad. It's not just that it's simply an ad for all product Nintendo, but it isn't even a very GOOD ad.
2090  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HDTV for gaming.. on: July 19, 2006, 06:39:51 PM
Quote from: "hepcat"
what do you guys think of this:

Sony 42" HDTV (KDF-E42A10)

I can't comment on that specific tv, but a couple of my coworkers have older Sony 42" and 50" RP-LCDs and love them. The only tech I am down on is the RP-CRTs, and that may be because i have a very cheap RCA model myself that my girlfriend was given for X-mas. I have looked at some of the better RP-LCDs lately and think they look very nice.
2091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HDTV for gaming.. on: July 19, 2006, 02:24:10 PM
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
With all broadcasts being mandated to be in HD

There is no such mandate. The actual mandate is that all broadcast stations be broadcasting digitally. Digital broadcasting doesn't mean everything is in HD. This mandate will have no effect on cable stations. I am sure after 2009 more and more stations will be moving to HD, but the mandate is for something different. Oh, and don't be shocked if the date gets moved again. There have been other "final" dates as well....
2092  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Late to the party: God of War on: July 18, 2006, 06:54:52 PM
I finished this last night. I understand the raves for this one, since its production values are spectacular. The audio in particular is just fantastic. I was very surprised by how short the game was. I think Beyond Good and Evil took me significantly longer to finish. Still, it was a very fun, rated M, action/adventure title. A great game.

Having said that, it's a bit overrated. There are a lot of annoying parts in this game. Most people complain about Hades (and with good reason - it was dreadful). But, I hated a lot of the timed puzzles, and all the balance beam crap too. Climbing those 2 spiked towers in Hades nearly tried my patience to the breaking point. I remember how happy I was last night when I cleared the first tower. Then I saw there was a 2nd one and uttered a moan of despair.

One thing I was surprised about was how few boss battles there were. In the opening level you finish with the great hydra fight, and then you play through the bulk of the game before fighting the next boss! (The big minotaur which was also quite fun!) The ending boss fight(s) with Aires were pretty disappointing. Basically just a normal fight that took longer. Fighting the Kratos clones to protect your family was a nice twist.

Still the good - or great - far outweighs the negatives for me. I had a blast 95% of the way through. While the game is short, I was about ready for it to end, so I won't knock its length. I thought some of the combat waves maybe went on a bit too long, but that's a minor quibble since the combat was so well done and fun to play. Definitely a great game, around an 8.5/10 for me.

Now I am going to try God of War ripoff Spartan: Total Warrior. I expect to be underwhelmed! smile
2093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Some Interesting EGM rumors - Square Enix Specific on: July 18, 2006, 01:44:46 PM
Rumor #1 makes no sense at all. Why would they possibly develop a 360 verison of anything and only release it in Japan where noone has one?
2094  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (7/17) on: July 17, 2006, 04:41:17 PM
Quote from: "Autistic Angel"
I have a copy of the never-before-played Eternal Darkness for the GameCube arriving early this week.  Does that count?

One of the greatest games ever! Have fun!
2095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime 2 Echoes? on: July 13, 2006, 12:46:31 AM
Well it took me a while, but I finally finished this today. I thought it was great, but I definitely prefer the first one. This game was just much harder than MP1. The graphics were slightly better in 2, and the scanning was done much better with bigger targets to scan and better color coding of what was important, and the morph ball was used to much better effect in 2. Otherwise, I prefer 1.

My main problem with 2 is that the difficulty was so much harder that my frustration level was sky high. I got frustrated at points in the first one too, but this one was far worse. I also was befuddled by the fact that there seemed to be fewer save points in this game! (I HATE SAVEPOINTS!) I really wish Retro would employ more of a Zelda like save/continue system where you could save at anytime. If you died or relaoded you can start back at the save point but with any progrss (items picked up) preserved. That would be a major improvement for me.

I thought the light/dark thing was a mixed bag. Sometimes the constant damage in the dark world just stressed me out to the point  of irritation. Plus you ended up wasting several minutes at a time sitting in the light spots recharging. They really should have put in a change where if you're idle (not moving or being attacked) you regenerated health much more quickly. The puzzles between light/dark worlds were pretty neat ala Link to the Past. I did think between the 2 worlds there was a bit too much backtracking. I know it's a Metroid staple, but I thought it was a bit excessive this time around, and I got genuinely sick of trapsing through a lot of these areas over and over again looking for things I missed.

Some of the boss fights were just brutal. One early one for the boost ball was a fun fight, but the boss just hit way too hard. I was maxed on energy tanks when I fought it, but I still had to replay several times to win it. The Ing Emperor was just a monster. I played it around 8 times before beating it and I was very close to dying myself when I finally, BARELY beat him. In particular I hated the first of the 3 parts where it's so tedious  trying to shoot all the tentacles and you get such a narrow window of time (and aim) to actually do damage.

I will say kudos to Retro for letting you continue AFTER killing the Emperor when you die at the hands of Dark Samus. Without that feature, I may not have ever finished the game. DS wasn't too bad, but it took me a couple tries to get the hang of catching the phazon and firing it back at her, so I needed the continues.

Still, a great game and one of my favorites for the cube. The morph ball puzzle increase was a boon and I really enjoyed a lot of the puzzles and boss fights involving the morph ball. MP3, more than anything else, is probably the reason I'll get a Wii, barring disastrous reviews. Now I need to give MP: Hunters a try!!! I really hope they put out a 2D Metroid for the DS.
2096  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: June 28, 2006, 02:59:32 PM
Dafones, I did the exact same thing whenever I needed lives. smile
2097  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite Thoughts After a Week on: June 27, 2006, 07:57:10 PM
I could have sworn that I read a while ago that PW WAS going to be reprinted/reissued, but I still have never seen it anywhere.
2098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (6/26) on: June 26, 2006, 02:08:27 PM
I'd like a Sudoku DS game. Gridmaster I am out on since it only has a limited # (400 I believe) of puzzles. Sudoku Mania originally was scheduled for 6/23. Now it's scheduled for 6/30 (according to EB) so I will keep my eyes open. It promises unlimited puzzles, but I'd still like a review first.
2099  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Circuit City DS/GBA/XBox/GC/PS2 Clearance Sale on: June 24, 2006, 09:41:32 PM
Went to another CC today where the DS/GBA stuff was all a jumble, but did find an Advanced Wars DS. The dude ringing it up was taken aback when it rang up for $9. Heh. My cup now runneth over with portable gaming goodness.
2100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / From the Front Page: Wii launch lineup on: June 23, 2006, 06:08:17 PM
I think there is supposed to be 20 launch titles or so in all. Hopefully some of those will be good too.
2101  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Circuit City DS/GBA/XBox/GC/PS2 Clearance Sale on: June 23, 2006, 12:38:43 AM
+1 (Tales of Phantasia and FFIV). Picked up both for under $19. I really wasn't even that interested in Tales, but for $9 it's hard to go wrong. I also had the last copy of  Advance Wars DS, but it was open and didn't have a cart in it. Oh well. Thanks for the info! smile
2102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Browser announcement on: June 22, 2006, 04:31:26 PM
So what do Japanese games that sell for 3800 yen typically sell for in the US?
2103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Friday Nite DS Lite Review on: June 17, 2006, 03:36:55 PM
I have the same case as Misguided and it's great. I like it even better for the DS Lite. I always had to cram the original DS in there, but the Lite goes in much more comfortably.
2104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 16, 2006, 01:41:46 AM
1. New Ultima after Serpent Isle (or hell just a new, great Ultima)
2. New Thief game more like 2 than 3
3. Eternal Darkness
4. How about a (single player) Autoduel sequel?

Ok I must go and cry now.
2105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guitar Hero = YES on: June 12, 2006, 01:13:48 AM
I have played it and it's quite fun, though as I have said before, it's really just DDR with cooler music and a cooler controller minus the exercise.

Having said that, I want to get it, but I am holding out for a price drop! smile
2106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: June 11, 2006, 11:28:19 PM
Further impressions: I love it. It's sleek and the screens are megaawesome. One thing I noticed is it doesn't pay to overdue it with the brightess setting. I've ended up on setting 2 for now. I noticed when it's very bright, the picture is so sharp it actually brings out some flaws in games that I never really noticed before. These screens are so superb, I love them.
2107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: June 11, 2006, 04:09:57 PM
I went to Best Buy and they had many many DS Lites, so no lines or shortage around here. I picked one up and I am impressed. I did a check for dead pixels during set up and didn't see any. I went brightness setting 3. (4 is only supposed to last 5-8 hours I think). One was way too dim and 2 looked a lot like the DS's setting. Anyway, I loaded up Super Mario and WOWZERS. The difference is unbelievable. Seriously, it's like night and day. I even put it back in my DS just to be sure the difference was as big as I thought and WOW. Awesome new screens. Hope the battery life on setting 3 isn't too bad.

It's considerably lighter and smaller than the other model and looks sleeker. I always thought the DS itself got a bad rep for design as I thought it always looked neat, but whatever, the Lite is cooler looking. I also like where the LEDs are (on the spine of the clamshell). Much more visible. Thumbs up from me, now I am letting it charge! smile

ATB, if mine had (or ends up having) a dead pixel, I would return it. If they refuse then politely raise hell.
2108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: June 10, 2006, 09:19:53 PM
Does anyone know how the battery life of the DS Lite compares to the orignial DS?
2109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: June 04, 2006, 09:55:29 PM
Will probably be getting one soon after release. My girlfriend gave me the perfect excuse (at the expense of me almost killing her) by losing the DS I gave her for X-mas. When may depend on how often we are both vying for our one DS over the next week.
2110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: May 25, 2006, 01:30:52 AM
Dimmona THANK YOU for telling me that. The lack of save anywhere has kept me away from the game for almost a week. Now that I know that I will be able to save anywhere eventually, I am much MUCH happier!!!! smile
2111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / need help picking out my next DS game on: May 19, 2006, 01:20:59 PM
Just a warning, I am a Zelda/Metroid whore and Castlevania DS hasn't really done much for me. I plan to retry it again at some point, but for whatever reason it just seems too "slow" paced for me, yet I still found it kind of hard.
2112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Most anticipated games? on: May 19, 2006, 11:47:55 AM
You know if there is bad one thing that Nintendo did at E3, it pretty much got me way less excited for the game I have been dying for over the past *3* (including this year's) E3s. I was so psyched to play Zelda until this E3. Now, my anticipation has been dulled due to the uncertainty of which version I should play. I am going to have to wait for reviews before I decide on getting the cube version or waiting till I have a Wii.
2113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / need help picking out my next DS game on: May 18, 2006, 12:15:07 AM
Mario Kart. It is by far the best game for the DS and I am including the new Mario Bros in that comparison. (although it's great too!)

I almost didn't buy MK because of my general malaise for the cube version, but I am so happy I caved to the high review scores. It is a fantastic game.
2114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: May 17, 2006, 12:30:05 PM
I'm complaining about the saving because in every other handheld mario I have been able to save on the world map.

And no I can't just put it in sleep mode when I want to play a Sudoku puzzle before bed.

While I like the game more than LE, I think a lot of his complaints are valid - particularly nothing new being really added. I vehemently disagree about the graphics. I think the game looks fantastic.

I continue to be baffled that no review has mentioned the save system. That is just poor reporting.
2115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: May 16, 2006, 10:31:26 PM
Hmm replaying castles does not allow you to save your game. Nor does unlocking new areas via alt routes. This save system is going to cause me issues later on I think. Just a horrible. horrible lazy decision by Nintendo. BOO. BOO I say!

(The game is wonderful, otherwise.)
2116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: May 16, 2006, 04:53:41 PM
Picked it up at BB today at lunch. The game itself seems great after around an hour, but I can't believe you can't save anywhere you want. Very very lame given all of the recent Mario games let you - particularly all the SM Advance games. From what i have seen you only can save when clearing castles (mid way and at the end of each world) and when you buy a path via star coins. Not a huge factor, but definitely a negative for me.

I'm shocked that the controls are so simple (you only use 2 buttons). Anyway, had fun so far, but I am ass at unlocking hidden stuff, so I am sure I will have to read some walthroughs to start really getting to the meat of the game (the secrets). So far I cleared the first world. Definitely most reminiscent of the original SMB to me.
2117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (5/15) on: May 15, 2006, 01:29:34 PM
I am sure I won't be able to resist the call of Mario. I really need to finish other DS games first, but who am I kidding?
2118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NEW ZELDA GAME ANNOUNCED!!!!!! FOR THE DS!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: May 11, 2006, 06:52:50 PM
I'm a little worried about full touch screen control to be honest. I hope they offer an alt control scheme... This may be the first Zelda where I wait for reviews or at least impressions on how the control works.
2119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ok, Im excited now for the Wii on: May 11, 2006, 02:19:57 AM
IGN reports that in addition to Zelda:TP, Metroid 3 is confirmed as a launch title. That's pretty strong to have 2 heavy hitters at launch. (and who knows, maybe more?)

However, let the complaints begin... No online multiplayer. I am shocked at this omission.
2120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ok, Im excited now for the Wii on: May 10, 2006, 07:58:15 PM
I think he's getting it cause he's worried if he doesn't Nintendo may not make money.
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