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2481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 40GB Ps3 399.99 Are you in? on: October 03, 2007, 02:35:51 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 03, 2007, 02:32:08 PM

I'll throw some reasons out:

Fantastic Blu-Ray player, arguably one of the top 3 or 4 out currently, with infinite potential for improvement
One of the best upconverting DVD players
Unmatched backwards compatibility
Arguably the most powerful system, so that bodes well for upcoming games
Strong Sony library of games
Integrated Wi-Fi

Hmm, and the only thing out of that list that matters right now is the first. And even then, in a year or so you will be able to get a player for a couple of hundred dollars.
2482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oh Snap! Phantom Hourglass is Out! Impressions abound! on: October 03, 2007, 02:19:20 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 03, 2007, 01:07:47 PM

I forgot to save and for some reason thought the game autosaved so I had to start over. I'm just getting back to the first temple...that's what I get for not reading the manual.   disgust

Who reads manuals for DS games?! smile

Anyway, how big is this timed dungeon? What's the time limit on it?
2483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 40GB Ps3 399.99 Are you in? on: October 03, 2007, 02:15:16 PM
I'm out until that must have JRPG comes out. I don't think that is anytime soon though.
2484  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone interested in playing a Werewolf game? on: October 03, 2007, 02:12:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 03, 2007, 04:29:45 AM

next thing you know Lee will be bitching that these things need their own forum  icon_wink

Oh no, I am looking forward to seeing how this plays out here, how the different personalities will react to the games.
2485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP mags? on: October 03, 2007, 01:36:55 AM
Will you just buy one already.
2486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oh Snap! Phantom Hourglass is Out! Impressions abound! on: October 03, 2007, 01:35:59 AM
Tell me if you recommend it still after the repeated temple with a time limit. Honestly I would go buy it right now, but that puts me off and I would like to hear impressions up to that point.
2487  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone interested in playing a Werewolf game? on: October 02, 2007, 08:33:57 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on October 02, 2007, 08:32:18 PM

No, sir, I am missing your logic.

Ok, I am the dumbass.
2488  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone interested in playing a Werewolf game? on: October 02, 2007, 08:29:00 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on October 02, 2007, 08:09:29 PM

I will play, but only for the purpose of showing that such games are not feasible on this board.

How so? I am missing your logic.
2489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally took the plunge into the handheld arena! on: October 02, 2007, 08:27:13 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on October 02, 2007, 08:18:35 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 02, 2007, 06:59:02 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on October 02, 2007, 02:19:35 PM

I've been playing Worms 2 everyday for the past 2 weeks. So much content and so much fun. Highly recommended.

How is it for single player?

That's all I've been playing. It's EXCELLENT for single player. There's tons to do and lots of variety in the play types. While you can play a quick game, I've been completely enchanted by the lengthy campaign mode and the highly addictive puzzle mode, where you are given limited items and are asked to fulfill some objective that takes a lot of creative thinking (as opposed to normal mode where you win by killing the other teams worms). As you play through, you gain points to unlcok other items, backgrounds and game modes. There's also a couple of minigame modes unique to the DS involving drawing and blowing, but I haven't tried those yet. The campaign and puzzle modes have given me plenty to do and present a great challenge. I've played a number of worms games now, and this version is easily my favorite. GET IT PEOPLE!

Dang you CC, I am tempted now. Another question for you, how are the DS controls? Using the stylus or not? This is another game I am not sure if I would want the DS or PSP version of.
2490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally took the plunge into the handheld arena! on: October 02, 2007, 06:59:02 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on October 02, 2007, 02:19:35 PM

I've been playing Worms 2 everyday for the past 2 weeks. So much content and so much fun. Highly recommended.

How is it for single player?
2491  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 02, 2007, 06:39:48 PM

Quote from: drifter on October 02, 2007, 02:27:34 PM

looks photo-shopped

It does? Whenever someone says that I can never see it. Looks real to me.
2492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally took the plunge into the handheld arena! on: October 02, 2007, 04:19:35 AM
If you want turn based tatical RPG Luminous Arc is pretty good. Not the best, but a fun game.

Harvest Moon Rune Factory is good if you want an Animal Crossing type of game with combat and dungeon exploring. Growing crops does get tedious though.

Etrian Odyssey is an excellent old school RPG where you draw your own maps. Kind of like Bards Tale. Highly recommended.

Picross is a good puzzle game. Lots of puzzles, and can be pretty challenging.

Pokemon Diamond Pearl is good if you like that kind of thing. I got bored after 10 hours or so.

Anyone those are the games that I have spent the most time with over the past few months.
2493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Origin's Ultimas on: October 02, 2007, 02:37:02 AM
Didn't Lord British want to go online only in the end anyway? I seem to remember him saying the online is the future and there won't be any more single player games. And after IX, who cared anyway? smile

I could never really get into VII after the whole "can't get through the doorway because there is a ring on the floor" thing. It just seemed really awkward.

IV was the greatest game ever for me.
2494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: October 01, 2007, 03:35:24 AM
How come I keep getting accessories I can't equip? Like leather belts, a bow tie, etc.
2495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: September 29, 2007, 04:46:33 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 28, 2007, 11:22:21 PM

That looks awesome! I can't see any good reason to pick it up for the DS though.  Unless there are some significant control advantages anyways.  Being able to click on a unit with your stylus is not enough to top the sweet, sweet graphics of the PSP.

I like the DS dual screen, not just the stylus. It's nice being able to see a map or unit info on the top screen. Judging by screenshots the top screen just shows a map though, so if that's all they use it for I will be getting the PSP version I think.
2496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hmm...should I keep my 360?? on: September 24, 2007, 07:05:01 AM
Yes. Keep it  Roll Eyes
2497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 24, 2007, 07:02:55 AM

Quote from: Ridah on September 24, 2007, 06:07:16 AM

I'm sure we'll be seeing a record number of trolls bashing the game just to be part of the minority in an attempt to get some attention.

That's not it at all, some people are just saying it's overhyped. You already see people saying it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, but none of us have played it yet. After we all have played it, and can post impressions, then I will start taking it a bit more seriously.
2498  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Family Guy Tonight! on: September 24, 2007, 06:56:52 AM
I laughed at the Grey Poupon and Astroids bit, otherwise it was as I expected. icon_wink
2499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 23, 2007, 10:51:57 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 23, 2007, 10:45:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 23, 2007, 10:42:51 PM

right now the games is starting to slide towards the 'rental' column.

9.7 average on the reviews too low for you?

Read the reviews and don't go off the rating so much. Or watch a video of it. It really does seem to be overhyped the more I read/watch. I still think it will be great fun, but the review scores seem inflated.
2500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 23, 2007, 10:50:19 PM

Quote from: Calvin on September 23, 2007, 10:35:21 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on September 23, 2007, 09:40:44 PM

I'm not planning on buying Halo 3, but Tom Chck's comments at QT3 sealed the deal for me:

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But like id with their engines, Bungie struggles with the creative part of the equation. Nowhere is this more evident than in Halo 3. Six years later, it's still repeating the formula established in Halo 1. Virtually every single moment and location is recycled from the first two games (the "new" area was done just as well in at least two other games). The engine doesn't even look much better and, frankly, the gunplay is so very 2001. This is the same Halo you knew and loved, or didn't love, as the case may be. I'm sure it'll be a wonderful multiplayer game, mostly because millions will play it. But as a single player game, it's a classic case of the arrested development that makes our hobby the domain of teenage boys, grown up and otherwise.

OUT! Full review here: http://www.quartertothree.com/inhouse/news/365/
Awww Tom Chick being contrary about a game that appeals to the masses and casual gamers and has too much "teenage boy" appeal. What a surprise, it doesn't cater for the hardcore true gamer! I would never have guessed he would have found a way to be edgy and different in a Halo 3 review. No, of course not, after all, he is a real journalist.

Can't stand the guy and his reviews (sorry KMG, I know he is one of your favorites).

All that being said, I agree with Kevin that many of the reviews I have read seem less excited than their scores indicate....when they are talking about single player (and even then they seem to think its a fitting conclusion), but almost all of them rave over the multi. Either way, I am not sure why I care either way. I am getting the game, I know I am going to enjoy it, so frankly I don't really care if they gave it all 5s or all 10s.

Seems like that is what all the reviews are saying, Mr. Chick just put it more bluntly. It's Halo 1, its a good game, and mulitplayer will be fun if your into that, but it's nothing new or that exciting.
2501  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Family Guy Tonight! on: September 23, 2007, 10:34:04 PM
Prediction: It will be worse than it looks.
2502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 23, 2007, 10:04:15 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 23, 2007, 09:56:19 PM

I usually agree with Tom Chick's reviews.  But if his main complaint is that the gameplay is just like Halo1, which is my favorite console based FPS of all time, I'm not that concerned.

Big fan of Halo 1 too, but I couldn't finish it due to my XBox always locking up when I completed one of the later missions. That said I watched Gamespots video review, and it looked just like Halo 1. I think it will be great fun, just nothing new, as was said.
2503  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Recount - Do we need to merge Sports with Console? on: September 23, 2007, 08:41:53 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 23, 2007, 08:00:43 PM

No!

Here's a better idea: Merge the Sports and MMO sections! Throw the General gaming section in as well for the heck of it since it's also slow. The main console discussion area is busy enough IMO.

What would a couple more posts matter? I can check the main console forum after working all day and there isn't more than one page of new posts. The 3-5 sports posts in that time really wouldn't make a difference. I love GT, but it does not have the traffic for so many different forums.

I don't get the point of a new vote either, the first thread was pretty clear, and you decided to merge them and then just never did.
2504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 23, 2007, 08:37:43 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on September 23, 2007, 08:25:31 PM

...hate how the "perfect" 10/10 gets thrown around when a game is clearly not "perfect". That's why I generally dislike seeing scores without reading the actual reviews.

Yeah, but none of the perfect 10 sites are really respected sites in my book. The Gamespot review is the only one that means crap to me in that list.
2505  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I know it's a thankless job and all, but... on: September 22, 2007, 07:40:05 PM
Really? Wow, never knew that.

But I know what you mean, it can really suck to have a lousy ref. You did the right thing though, smile and encourage your team.
2506  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I know it's a thankless job and all, but... on: September 22, 2007, 07:36:34 PM
I didn't know soccer had quarters.
2507  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston authorities overreact... again, reportedly wet pants on: September 22, 2007, 06:17:38 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 22, 2007, 06:06:59 PM

I don't think anyone is complaining about the caution.

You did in the very first post. You downplayed what happened and acted like the cops over reacted.
2508  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston authorities overreact... again, reportedly wet pants on: September 22, 2007, 04:32:31 PM
Yeah, the picture clearly shows that it is on the outside of the shirt.
2509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 interactive manual on: September 22, 2007, 02:36:17 PM
It's an FPS manual alright. Pretty boring. I would like something like that more for a complicated strategy game than an FPS that more than likely I would never look at anyway.

With CeeKay on this, I can wait. I am really scared that this game is being way over-hyped (along with that that other big 360 game coming out soon). Of course on release day if there are 100 posts saying how great it is, I will probably see if I can find a copy. Roll Eyes
2510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally!! on: September 22, 2007, 02:29:53 PM
I just bought both those games last week. Jeanne is great. Good story, fun battles, good interface, nice graphics/sound etc.

Brave Story I just played for 30 minutes or so just to get a feel for it. Didn't really grab me right off the bat. Can't really tell you why, and I do need to play it more to form an opinion.

So in other words, I started Jeanne first.
2511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony PS3 price drop rumor on: September 22, 2007, 03:03:52 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 22, 2007, 02:39:12 AM

They dropped the price once...

Sort of. They got rid of the cheap model and sold the old premium model for $500 and then came out with a new premium model for $600. I am waiting for an actual price drop where I can get one for $400 or less.
2512  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston authorities overreact... again, reportedly wet pants on: September 22, 2007, 01:35:54 AM

Quote from: stimpy on September 21, 2007, 11:06:39 PM

WTF did she think the reaction would be?
If she walked into a 7-11 with that shit on her, they would call the cops.
Let alone a fucking airport.
What the fuck has happened to common sense.
Oh, I forgot....it's "art".
Idiot.


Agreed, what the hell did she expect? I don't think the cops over reacted at all.
2513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP : Any plans for a MMO? on: September 21, 2007, 07:08:27 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 21, 2007, 06:16:24 AM

Remember, the PSP has suppot for voice, and it actually works well in the games I've heard it used in.

I didn't know it did. But in my MMORPG exerience (3 years of EQ and a few months of WoW) you need to be able to type. Who would want to hear everyone and their brother in zone talking?
2514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP : Any plans for a MMO? on: September 21, 2007, 04:57:42 AM
Without a keyboard, what would be the point?
2515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP : Sydicate, Wing Commander, and Ultima 7?? on: September 21, 2007, 04:57:10 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 21, 2007, 04:41:08 AM

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You also know the unjoy of trying to pick up a 3x3 pixel ring or trying to trigger a hidden lever two pixels wide. slywink

yeah, considering how small some items were in the game I can see that being a big drawback.

After I read that line I was instantly reminded why I didn't finish the PC version. I can't even imagine trying to play it on a PSP.

I miss the good ole Ultima days, the golden age of RPGs.
2516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How ya use a PSP online? on: September 21, 2007, 12:24:23 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 21, 2007, 12:10:35 AM

A router is not those little dongles that you plug in via a USB port right? Id need the box with the antenna ? Guess Linksys or Dlink?

Yeah it's a box with with the antenna. Ethernet cable goes to from your modem to the router, and then you can plug your computer's ethernet card into the wireless router (you don't have to use the wireless part). I use a Linksys and paid about $40 for it. Very easy to set up.
2517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Populous is coming to the DS! on: September 21, 2007, 12:07:26 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 20, 2007, 09:54:26 PM

I kind of thought Populous was boring even back in the day: just a lot of walking around and stuff. 

What?! You didn't like flatting land for an hour at the start of every game?! smile It did get a bit boring, but 2 was a lot of fun. It had a more of a Greek god thing going for it and the battles were pretty hot and heavy. Populous 1 was big because it's it graphics (although the PC version didn't look as good as the Amiga version), and it was very unique.


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Now if they actually improved upon the game (as I think SimCity did as well), that's another story.  But as for a straight port... I wouldn't get it.

From what I read of SimCity, IIRC, they left stuff out and didn't improve the game at all. These PC ports have been pretty iffy so far, so I am trying not to get excited about the Warhammer game.
2518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How ya use a PSP online? on: September 21, 2007, 12:00:43 AM
A wireless router and a broadband connection. Nothing else.
2519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Populous is coming to the DS! on: September 20, 2007, 06:36:29 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 20, 2007, 03:44:53 PM

Playing Populous now would be pretty boring.  Unless they did one of the sequels, which might be fun since I never played them.

For me it's been long enough (18 years or so) since I played the 1st one I think it would be quite fun to try it again. Of course it may be one of those games that doesn't stand the test of time, but I loved Populous 1, 2, and whatever that other game they made that was a spin off.
2520  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Recount - Do we need to merge Sports with Console? on: September 20, 2007, 06:33:38 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 20, 2007, 03:54:03 PM

I really could care less either way, but I don't mind the board's current layout.

Although given the limited traffic, maybe MMOGs don't need their own area.

Agreed, GT has too many forums. Games don't get any attention that may deserve it because people stop checking the slower forums, at least I do.
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