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7081  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Mar 2009: Deus Ex Game of the Year on: March 25, 2009, 01:42:12 PM
I'm guessing I'm not going to get to this this month, which is sad, because I really want to finish this game. Picked up a bunch of games on sale at Circuit City and kind of got sidetracked. I really need to try and do it in April.
7082  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Get them away from me! I need help! The noms, they're EVIL! on: March 25, 2009, 12:43:39 AM
My wife ordered a couple of the giant tubs of these for our wedding and very few got eaten (there was just too much other stuff). I was eating them for a quite a while, but I had no complaints.
7083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Doom: Fall of Mars on: March 24, 2009, 02:58:41 PM
"IF" software? Won't these guys get the smackdown from id? Especially since they are taking donations.
7084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider: Underworld on: March 24, 2009, 01:17:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 24, 2009, 12:32:19 PM

Your comments match most of the reviews I've seen online. 

Story-wise, would it be better to play the second one first, or is it more interesting to wonder what was going on and have it revealed in Shadow?

That's an interesting question. I think they are intended to played in the order that they were released, but the second one picks up right after the end of of Underworld and you could argue it feels right to play it first. Either way, you will confused about the story until you play the other.
7085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider: Underworld on: March 24, 2009, 03:48:05 AM
So, I downloaded and played both DLC missions this weekend/tonight. These are a lot better than the PoP DLC, which I was really disappointed by. They are probably both a bit too expensive for their length, but both are worth playing at some point.

Beneath the Ashes fits very well as an extra level from Underworld - it has a very twisty path that often crosses back over itself and there are several puzzles to solve. There are some jumps you need to make that I felt they didn't playtest very well, but overall it is very well put together, if not as awe-inspiring as some of the larger Underworld levels.

Lara's Shadow, on the other hand, is more like a Legend level in that the path you take is fairly linear. This does not mean you are only making your way through hallways - in fact, it has some very large environments. But the path you take is fairly clear once you spot the handholds, etc. What I really enjoyed about this level as DLC is that you don't play as Lara, but as her doppleganger. You get special powers for climbing, running and fighting, so it feels pretty fresh instead of just another level. I was really surprised - with the exception of some insanity towards the end, I really enjoyed this DLC, more than Beneath the Ashes.

Both episodes extend the story of the original game, and in fact you don't understand what has happened in Beneath the Ashes until you play Lara's Shadow.

So there you go. IMHO both episodes are worth playing, although if you only play one I would recommend Lara's Shadow just for the change of pace. They are both probably a little overpriced for their length, so hopefully they will go on sale at some point. Bundling these together would have made a lot of sense due to the story and it's a shame they didn't.

7086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [multi] prince of persia impressions on: March 24, 2009, 12:36:34 AM
I just finished up the Epilogue and I'll say if anyone is on the fence, save your $10. There is some ok platforming, but it is for the most part a very linear run with a number of really tedious boss fights (in fact you do the same exact fight several times). In addition, it really doesn't move the story forward much, likely on purpose for people who buy the sequel without playing the Epilogue. With the exception of some of the boss battles, I quite enjoyed the main game, but even at under 3 hours, I really just wanted to be done with the DLC when I neared the end.
7087  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: March 23, 2009, 08:52:57 PM
As a joke, I hope at some point they are basically able to have Echo be "Faith". Or at least just have her say "five by five" once.
7088  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: These children must be silenced. on: March 23, 2009, 08:49:43 PM
Hey, that little girl's got some guitar chops, have to give her a little credit. Also, they're not singing about white pride, so there's another plus. They can kind of harmonize. But yeah, they need to think about some different material.
7089  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I deleted LOST and Heroes on: March 23, 2009, 08:29:50 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 23, 2009, 08:03:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 23, 2009, 07:57:04 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 23, 2009, 07:51:45 PM

Lost is definitely worth watching. Heroes is backing up on my DVR but I'm pretty sure it will get deleted. I'm also way behind on Sarah Connor - save or delete?

I was just about to give up on Sarah Connor.  I was never a big fan of the show and I felt it was getting sillier by the week.  However, this past Friday night's show was such an incredible departure from the usual angst ridden episodes of Sarah pouting over how badly she feels about John's childhood that I was convinced to give it a stay of execution.  It was almost as if they hired a whole new writing staff that knew how to craft a good story full of action and mystery.

I agree, last weeks episode was really good. It finally showed John being an in control badass, and it did this without him ever even firing a gun or getting into a fight. He put everyone in their place.

Now the series needs to get back to John actually being hunted by a freaking terminator.

No, let's try this again. The correct answer was "Teggy, it blows. Delete it and use the free time to do something productive."

I was so close...
7090  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DLC - what's cool and what's a money grab? on: March 23, 2009, 08:08:33 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 23, 2009, 07:03:52 PM

On the other hand, the Street Fighter IV costumes are as non-functional as horse armor but for me it was worth my money to be able to play dress-up.

I will give credit to Eidos - if you want to see Lara Croft in any number of bikinis or a vinyl catsuit, you get that for free. smile
7091  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: March 23, 2009, 07:55:15 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 23, 2009, 07:35:21 PM

Quote from: kathode on March 23, 2009, 06:34:00 PM

BTW - http://www.tvguide.com/News/Battlestar-Galacticas-Ron-1004256.aspx?rss=breakingnews
This is an interview with Ron Moore where they ask him point-blank about a lot of the finale stuff. 

Unfortunately, this pretty much sums up the final season:

Quote
There's a lot of different ways you can look at it, but the more we talked about it, the more we realized there was more in the ambiguity and mystery of it than there was in trying to give it more definition in the end.

Well if you watched "the last frakkin special" or whatever it was called on Sci Fi, there's a point in the show where they talk about struggling with the ending. They basically say that what made the show was the characters, so they said "screw the plot" (I believe that was a direct quote), let's just show the characters doing what we want them to do.

EDIT: yeah, and if I had read the article first, I would have seen that this idea is basically repeated in the first paragraph  icon_redface
7092  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I deleted LOST and Heroes on: March 23, 2009, 07:51:45 PM
Lost is definitely worth watching. Heroes is backing up on my DVR but I'm pretty sure it will get deleted. I'm also way behind on Sarah Connor - save or delete?
7093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DLC - what's cool and what's a money grab? on: March 23, 2009, 06:42:12 PM

Quote from: kathode on March 23, 2009, 06:40:14 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 23, 2009, 06:30:35 PM

Here's a handy dandy table I whipped up.

Want it + Willing to pay for it = Cool
Want it + Not willing to pay for it = Money grab
Don't want it + Not willing to pay for it = Cool

Pretty much it.  There's no line you can draw that will work for everyone.  Pricing them is more of an art than a science.

This is true, although I am more concerned that every game is going to start shipping without an ending and then you'll have to buy it later. An exaggeration, but we've already seen it happen.
7094  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: March 23, 2009, 06:40:27 PM

Quote from: kathode on March 23, 2009, 06:34:00 PM



Quote
I also had too many questions about what effect seeding the planet with people would have. First of all, English would have been the dominant language worldwide, and there would be sudden evidence of complex tools being used, even if they got rid of all of their existing technological equipment. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Really?  This is something that bothered you??

I understood it was a "haha the jokes on you" kind of moment, but it was the last thing the show left me with and it made no sense, so yeah, it bothered me.
7095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DLC - what's cool and what's a money grab? on: March 23, 2009, 06:11:07 PM
I've been buying some DLC lately and I'm kind of torn on whether I should be paying for some of it. What are people's opinions on when the developer is getting you to pay $70 or $80 for their game or when you are getting a good deal?

I haven't gotten Lost and Damned yet, but I won't have a problem buying this. It's a brand new story with brand new characters and brand new weapons and adds 12-20 hours of content.

I have, however, purchased the Prince of Persia Epilogue - this is about 3 hours of additional content (there is an achievement for finishing it in under 2) where you fight the same bosses from the original game a number of additional times, although there is one new additional power. Worth $10? Probably not, but I enjoy the gameplay so I wanted to play some more and find out what happened with the story.

I also purchased the Tomb Raider Underground DLC and started the first one. The first one is an additional level that, from what I understand, was supposed to be in the game but wasn't finished. No new weapons and not much story. The second one I believe allows you to play a new character with new powers. $20 for both? $10 for both and I would have felt better, but they got me anyway.

I don't think this is like horse armor, at least, but I'd say that the PoP and Tomb Raider levels are setting a dangerous precedent.
7096  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost returns next week! [Spoilers!] on: March 23, 2009, 05:52:24 PM

Quote from: Davidbld on March 23, 2009, 12:53:03 AM

I think someones gonna turn the underground wheel again. Unless the scientist Daniel, who was seen working in the Dharma mines (in the 70's) can figure out another way.

Dave

There was an offhand comment made during the episode that Daniel wasn't there anymore. Did I miss something or did they really just throw that in there to be mysterious?
7097  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: March 23, 2009, 05:28:24 PM
Count me among the ones who felt let down, but maybe that was due to personal expectations. I was hoping there would be something concrete to tie everything together. All of what had passed seemed like it could now be explained by the continual recreation of the cylons in society and then eventual destruction. The myths, religions and prophesies made sense as stories that evolved to try and explain those events in the past. However, in the end, the explanation was essentially supernatural - something was pulling strings and there were angels and ghosts. Starbuck's sudden disappearance was a big wtf.

I also had too many questions about what effect seeding the planet with people would have. First of all, English would have been the dominant language worldwide, and there would be sudden evidence of complex tools being used, even if they got rid of all of their existing technological equipment. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
7098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist Gaming Plans - 3/20 on: March 23, 2009, 02:29:58 PM
I finished Prince of Persia (and went back to get all 1001 light seeds) and played through about 3/4 of the Epilogue DLC, played through about 1/2 of the first Tomb Raider Underworld DLC and made a teeny bit of progress on my Killzone 2 elite run. And I played 1 round on each of the new CoD 5 MP maps.
7099  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: March 21, 2009, 01:35:04 PM
So, there were definitely some interesting revelations in the episode. I think the big problem with the show is that it used Eliza Dushku as Echo, so it feels like she is the main character. However, you can't really have a main character without a fairly consistent personality, because there is nothing for the audience to hook on to. You have to think of it more of an ensemble, I suppose. I'm curious as to how they are going to address this as the show progresses (assuming they give it the chance).
7100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony: Average session of Home is 55 minutes on: March 20, 2009, 08:20:48 PM
I think it's that long because most people went in once and never came back and the rest are just die-hards.
7101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: March 20, 2009, 05:58:24 PM
I've kept up - it's been entertaining enough to stick with. I hope this episode gives us some idea of where it is going. As it is it is very hard to see a long-term arc for Echo as she plays a different character every time. We see that she is remembering a little bit of each character after she is erased, but that plays into a full 2 seconds of each episode. I feel like at some point Echo has to become a full character of some sort when she has _not_ been imprinted. Perhaps she will start to become some sort of super-doll who can access the skills of anyone she has been imprinted with? I think that's what they imply happened with Alpha.
7102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: March 20, 2009, 04:00:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2009, 01:59:12 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 20, 2009, 01:30:29 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2009, 01:11:27 AM

Quote from: Teggy on March 19, 2009, 05:45:14 PM

I can't even get the site to let me add points to my account (getting a variety of error messages). I'm trying to give you money MS!

same here.  I thought I had alot of points, but I forgot I bought Dr Feelgood and that ate up most of them.

XBL is having "Billing problems" according to this post by Major Nelson.

finally got the points, now just to wait for the thing to download.

I was still unable to get points as of about 10 minutes ago (got further than before, but still couldn't make it). I was ready to play this again, too frown  At least I made some good progress on Prince of Persia.

edit:  ok, I finally was able to get the points through the website and queue up the map pack. I'll have to turn on my console tomorrow morning.
7103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: March 19, 2009, 08:53:35 PM

Quote from: jblank on March 19, 2009, 08:29:24 PM



Station - Too fucking dark!!!!!!!!!!

Haven't seen Verruckt pop up yet, so can't comment on it.



Just use night vision. Oh, wait.

Verruckt is a Nazi Zombie map, not an MP map.
7104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: March 19, 2009, 05:45:14 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 19, 2009, 04:26:11 PM

Went through the Xbox.com web interface and added the new Map Pack 1 to my queue. Took quite a while, the Marketplace is being slammed. Won't be able to download for another two or three hours.

I can't even get the site to let me add points to my account (getting a variety of error messages). I'm trying to give you money MS!
7105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: March 19, 2009, 01:31:22 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 19, 2009, 12:50:58 PM

What the heck was bayonet jumping?

I had never seen this before - it apparently allowed you to jump great distances if you were carrying a bayonet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MurREkLuTwk
7106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: March 19, 2009, 01:28:24 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 19, 2009, 10:20:58 AM

Items Addressed:


Many zombies were raised from the dead.


Isn't that the idea?
7107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 screen has gone black on: March 18, 2009, 03:10:15 AM
how do you have it connected? Can you try a different connection method to see what happens? (try composite if using HDMI or vice versa)
7108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 ranking question on: March 18, 2009, 02:52:33 AM
They did some modifications to the ranking system a while back. Each playlist has its own ranks now or something. I don't recall the full details.
7109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most inconvenient birthday evar! on: March 17, 2009, 01:20:17 AM

Quote from: Devil on March 17, 2009, 12:54:12 AM

Happy Birthday, Teggs!

Where do you live?

Just outside Boston.
7110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Most inconvenient birthday evar! on: March 17, 2009, 12:34:08 AM
Really, "worst birthday ever" sounds so severe. This one has been a bit on the sucky side.

Today is my 36th birthday. The whole "closer to 40 than 30" feelings aside, I was willing to keep my chin up. However, I didn't sleep well last night and was pretty much sleepwalking through the day. My stomach didn't feel all that wonderful and I was pretty much hoping my wife didn't have anything elaborate planned, because all I really wanted to do was go home and relax.

I left work at 5:30. My drive home is about 12 miles or so and takes about 15 minutes over a short stretch of I-95, happily moving against traffic. Today I was greeted with a parking lot on the on ramp to I-95. At 6:10 I called my wife to tell her I was stuck in traffic and had not even merged on to 95 yet.

Hm, that's very strange, I notice as I am talking, my car is revving at 2000 RPM even though I am not in gear (my car is my wife's old 1997 Saturn couple with a manual transmission).  I fixed that by giving it a little gas, no problem. Hm, that's very strange, there's smoke coming out of the hood. Problem!

At this point I have no clue as to what the source of the smoke is. As far as I know my car is about to explode in a ball of flame like in the movies. Somehow, as all this is happening, I am merging on to 95 and a sliver of breakdown lane starts opening up. I manage to pull the car up to the point where my entire car can fit in the breakdown lane, get the hazards on and get out of the car. There is something pouring out underneath the car. I decide I don't see any flames, so I get the hood open and it appears that something is going on with the coolant tank. Exactly what, I have no idea, but I know I am not going anywhere.

Thank goodness for AAA, although I realize in this traffic I have no idea how anyone is going to reach me. After calling in, I am set to pace the side of the highway trying to keep warm (I think it was hovering around 40 degrees, so again, could have been a lot worse). During this time, two of my coworkers drive by asking if I need help, including my boss. Good for some temporary amusement. Called my wife for a little while, and then, as it was getting dark, the tow truck came through, at about 7PM.  We get the car up and merge into traffic to find out what was causing the whole mess. It turned out some bozo had put a backhoe on a flatbed without realizing it was too tall to get under the overpasses. Big mess.

At that point traffic cleared up, and I had the tow take me all the way near my house, because I didn't care how much it cost at that point (it wound up being $12 - again, could have been worse). My wife picked me up and took me home where she had made homemade Boston Creme Pie for me which I will enjoy later.

So, I'm home, I'm warm, I have food on the way. I guess the moral of the story is that while things may seem horrible at the time, really, things could be a lot worse. Well, until you get the car repair bill in the morning. Tongue
7111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 16, 2009, 04:16:00 PM
It would be nice if they actually stuck to those genres and stopped showing wrestling. There's too much junk on sci-fi to just channel surf it. All of the "sci-fi original movies" are trash. They should concentrate on quality original shows like BSG, Eureka, Stargate, (I suppose there is a market for Ghost Hunters and other shows along those lines) etc. and then try to be like a Boomerang for older sci-fi, mystery and horror shows. Things like X-Files, Quantum Leap, The Prisoner, Buffy, Twilight Zone, etc. Not saying they could get the rights to all of those series, but if they can keep up a consistent level of quality I think they'd do a lot better.
7112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Resistance: Retribution on: March 15, 2009, 11:56:53 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 15, 2009, 11:45:18 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 15, 2009, 11:23:19 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 12, 2009, 03:41:09 PM

Well, if you have a cable to your TV, you can use the dualshock if you own Resistance 2 biggrin

You have to at least have a PSP-2001 to do this, right?

Correct.


My PSP isn't so phat after all, I guess smile Still definitely in, though. I plan on getting through goozex, so it will probably be a little while before I play.
7113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killzone 2 - Single Player embargo lifted, new SP impressions and video on: March 15, 2009, 11:39:40 PM
OK, I have been continuing on with my elite playthrough. I've gotten about halfway through so far. It is definitely less frustrating than CoD veteran (or I would have given up by now), but there are still some parts that have made me want to throw the controller. While CoD veteran requires you to take just the right route so you can stop the forever spawning enemies, Killzone 2 elite requires you to find the best spot of cover that will allow you to stay significantly protected while you methodically pick off enemies and let your teammates help to ease some of the burden (although you'll find times, such as Visari Square, where your buddies will all be laying on the ground screaming for a medic.) In normal, you can run around a little, but in elite, if you get out of cover, you are pretty much dead.

The toughest part so far has been

Spoiler for Hiden:
After crossing the first part of the bridge, approaching the AA gun. I had no problem at all with this part on normal, but it was a major pain on elite. I still am not even sure how I beat it. If I tried moving up the middle, the enemies seemed to spawn endlessly, even when I was able to "snipe" the AA gunner with my rifle. I spent a very long time (I didn't time it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it added up to an hour over 2 days and a few sessions) trying to get through and tried different variations, such as taking a path up the left side or clearing out the middle with the rifle, then running back and getting the grenade launcher and trying to clear out the area where enemies were spawning from. What finally worked was taking cover way back near the gun rack and taking the AA gunner out at long distance, and then slowly moving up the middle. After fighting a little while, all the enemies were cleared out. The only thing I can think of is that normally the AA gun takes out a lot of your AI teammates, and by taking it out early, it allows the AI teammates to clean up.

I am still deathly afraid of the last boss battle (and the fight leading up to it) and will probably wind up not getting the trophy. I should at least get the 1500 kills smile

One other thing I forgot to mention before - in Killzone 1, Templar's first name was pronounced "Yahn" (spelled Jan), but in Killzone 2 they call him "Jan".
7114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Resistance: Retribution on: March 15, 2009, 11:23:19 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 12, 2009, 03:41:09 PM

Well, if you have a cable to your TV, you can use the dualshock if you own Resistance 2 biggrin

You have to at least have a PSP-2001 to do this, right?
7115  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: BFBC: Where the players at? on: March 13, 2009, 03:22:33 AM
Damn you people. I had extra Goozex points sitting around so I am getting this again. Who knows if anyone will be playing, but I suppose it can't hurt to have it in the library.
7116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killzone 2 - Single Player embargo lifted, new SP impressions and video on: March 11, 2009, 12:41:10 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 11, 2009, 06:24:19 AM

Finished up the single-player campaign the other day - you know, while frustrating, the end area/boss didn't end up ruining the experience.

Yeah, the thought of playing it on a tougher difficulty makes me cringe, but I'm not going to toss out the fun I had throughout the entire rest of the campaign.

And I only missed out on the secret trophy by 20 seconds!!!  Damn!

I decided to play some on elite last night. I got partway through the battle at the end of the 3rd chapter. It has checkpoints, but still very hard. Elite doesn't feel like CoD on veteran, which I loathe, but it has its frustrating parts. I will probably see how far I can go, although there are a couple of parts that I am pretty concerned that I won't be able to manage, one of which is the last boss fight - they give you very little health.

I got the last secret trophy, but I don't really know how. It's not clear where they start the timer from. I'm about 50 kills short of the 1000 kills trophy. I still haven't managed 5 kills with one grenade. There are a few that I doubt I will try for:

Spoiler for Hiden:
destroy all the pods when in the air-to-air gun, for example.

And of course, I seriously doubt I'll get the awards for being in the top % in MP for a week.
7117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NIMF Kickstarts the Madworld Marketing Campaign on: March 10, 2009, 10:21:25 PM
And unlike Manhunt 2, it's getting good reviews.
7118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killzone 2 - Single Player embargo lifted, new SP impressions and video on: March 10, 2009, 01:53:49 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on March 10, 2009, 01:17:04 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 10, 2009, 01:14:06 PM

One thing I have noticed that will happen on some of the MP maps that is very cool are massive firefights. There are long open streets on some of the maps and sometimes you'll get these intense, extended 16 on 16 battles across the length of the street.
Yeah, those can be pretty nuts, but also very frustrating. That's a good time to take your squad on a side path to flank the enemy.

The other thing I absolutely love are the sounds the rifles make. Even though they are fictional guns, there is something very realistic about the sound they make. It reminds me of the way rifles sound when you see footage of fighting in the middle east on the news.
7119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killzone 2 - Single Player embargo lifted, new SP impressions and video on: March 10, 2009, 01:14:06 PM
Finished up SP last night. Last boss fight was probably the only thing I didn't like about that game - it just didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the gameplay IMHO. There may have been a couple of places with CoD-style spawn points, but they were not nearly as offensive. I started playing again on Veteran to pick up some trophies. Turns out there is no trophy for finishing the game on Veteran, which is kind of surprising - I don't know if I really want to try playing on Elite. Having trouble getting the "kill 5 Helghast with 1 grenade" trophy. I found a place that seems good for it, but haven't been able to manage it. I have another place in mind, though. Probably needs to be done on easy difficulty or at least regular, because it seems you really have to get the grenade right next to the guy to kill in Veteran. Guys will go flying, but they will recover and get up.

One thing I have noticed that will happen on some of the MP maps that is very cool are massive firefights. There are long open streets on some of the maps and sometimes you'll get these intense, extended 16 on 16 battles across the length of the street.
7120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killzone 2 - Single Player embargo lifted, new SP impressions and video on: March 09, 2009, 04:50:21 PM

Quote from: depward on March 09, 2009, 03:52:31 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 09, 2009, 03:41:57 PM

How about SP stats?

It pulls all of my MP stats fine.  Even my Killzone: Liberation stats.  And I haven't played any single player for KZ 2 yet  icon_smile

When I am able to get in and the page loads correctly it does have my MP stats correctly. SP stats are way behind. Actually, if you are in-game and go to the SP stats screen, there is actually a button assigned to "upload stats to Killzone.com". I don't know if that means they don't ever load up those stats automatically, although I think they must at times.
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