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7441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Its-ah-me-ah, Mario vs. DK 2...-ah. on: October 05, 2006, 01:15:52 PM
I played through the first world and I like it as much, if not more, than the first one.  Yes, you can just blow through the levels, but the challenge is getting the Gold stars.  This is what Nintendo typically does, where they have the game be easy on a certain level, so that a kid could play it, but there is a layer of depth there for older gamers.  Nintendo are kings of this type of thing and it shows with this game.  I also tried the WiFi out and downloaded the map that was available from Nintendo.  My one knock would be that it would be nice to be able to access anyone's created levels, instead of only your Friends.  I then went back to Rocket Slime, since I am almost finished, but rest assured I will be getting back to Mario vs. DK 2 very soon.

Oh, I also like the touch screen controls for being able to control all the minis at one time.  I think it really allows you to manage all of these little guys at one time in order to get the gold.
7442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sonic the Hedgehog demo available via Marketplace on: October 05, 2006, 03:03:39 AM
Man, that game controls horribly.  I really liked the graphics and wanted to like the demo (my son really wanted me to like it a lot to, so that I would eventually buy it), but unless they do something to those controls, the game is close to unplayable.  I did get a little better at it as I played, but you shouldn't have to fight the controls the whole time you play.
7443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Need For Speed Carbon and Totem Ball are now on the Marketplace on: October 05, 2006, 03:01:58 AM
I hate the drift racing part of the demo with all my soul.  Ick.
7444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick, name a video-game franchise you enjoy on: October 04, 2006, 10:31:53 PM
The first ones that always pop into my mind are Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Metroid.
7445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Need For Speed Carbon and Totem Ball are now on the Marketplace on: October 04, 2006, 05:33:35 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 04, 2006, 05:31:07 PM


I downloaded TotemBall for the day I do decide to get the camera (and in fear that it won't be free forever).

I did that this morning, too.  icon_biggrin
7446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Need For Speed Carbon and Totem Ball are now on the Marketplace on: October 04, 2006, 05:13:34 PM
I'm sure someone will take the hit and get it.  I thought some people had the camera that were on tihs forum and since the game is free, I imagine we will have impressions soon.  I might even go buy the camera today, myself.
7447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Need For Speed Carbon and Totem Ball are now on the Marketplace on: October 04, 2006, 04:54:12 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on October 04, 2006, 04:41:04 PM

Why do you need the camera to play Totem Ball?

It watches your arms in order to perform actions on the screen.  I suppose they could have developed it to not work with a camera, but that's not the design choice they made, just like Eye Toy games on the PS2.
7448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Its-ah-me-ah, Mario vs. DK 2...-ah. on: October 04, 2006, 04:12:30 PM
I meant to get it last week, but never got around to it.  I am picking it up today since I saw Circuit City has it for 23.99.  I love me some Mario-themed puzzlin'.
7449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Did the Madden 360 Patch and Roster update ever release? on: October 04, 2006, 04:10:59 PM
News that you can buy two classic stadiums for 300 points each got me wondering if EA ever actually patched the fatigue bug or updated the rosters to be accurate.  Anyone know?
7450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wario Ware : Smooth Moves demo on: October 03, 2006, 04:32:23 PM

Quote from: Kobra on October 03, 2006, 04:28:21 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 03, 2006, 01:23:57 PM

/em still trying to understand why they are nuking the elephant in a microwave  saywhat

That part has me hopelessly confused as well..

It's actually an elephant painted across elevator doors.  In the older ones, it was a bear face.  As to why it's happening?  Because it's silly?  You guys do remember that video games can be light-hearted, right?  Shit, even if it was an elephant in a microwave, it would be fine.
7451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wario Ware : Smooth Moves demo on: October 02, 2006, 08:34:03 PM
This is a game I wish was ready for U.S. launch.  I will scoop it up in a heartbeat when it finally does come out here.
7452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/2) on: October 02, 2006, 02:46:06 PM
Getting Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 from last week which I never got around to getting, which is good since it is on sale at Circuit City for 23.99.
7453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii information from EBGames Convention. on: September 29, 2006, 11:21:37 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 29, 2006, 03:02:01 PM

Uhh, that quote was from my friend.  retard You can tell, the spelling is atrocious.  I thought I made this pretty clear in the first paragraph.

Anyway, he is promising a PS3 update later today for those interested.

I conveniently skipped that part.  ninja
7454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii information from EBGames Convention. on: September 29, 2006, 12:56:25 PM
Quote from: Kobra
The Wii is out of the picture now, the PS3 is definately out.

Quote from: Kobra on September 29, 2006, 03:51:09 AM

From
what i have seen Nintendo has great ideas and i am deffinately going
to buy a Wii.


Which is it, Mr. Kobra?  Is the Wii out of the picture or are you buying one?  icon_lol

That first quote was from your dazzle me into buying a 360 thread.  It stuck out it my mind when I replied to it when you first posted it because you stated a Wii was out, but you didn't say why.  Anyway, just posted to pick on you.   Tongue
7455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Great Madden Wii preview at IGN on: September 29, 2006, 12:22:11 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 29, 2006, 04:25:03 AM

I'm not sure lifting up on the remote is more intuitive then pressing "A" to snap the ball.  Or moving the remote in the direction of a wr is more intuative than just pressing the the button flashing above the recievers head.  Actually pressing the button to pass the ball isn't what makes football complex.  It's knowing when to throw and to whom.  The remote doesn't help with that.


Imagine you've never played a video game in your life.  Now, I give you a 360 controller and tell you that you need to press A to snap the ball and then you have to press the button on the 360 controller matching the icon on the screen above that receiver.  Remember, you've never played a video game.  So, in order to do this, you have to look at the controller because you have no clue which button is where.  So, you hit A to snap, which is probably fairly easy once you realize it is the bottom button.  However, I imagine you are going to have to find your open receiver, see which button to press and then take your eyes off the screen to look down at the controller to figure out which button is which.  In that time, you will very likely be sacked.

Now, more over to the Wii.  I tell you that you have only one button to press.  You lift up and press that one button to snap (this is actually technically more complex since there is a motion involved, but snapping the football isn't exactly a pressure thing other than the play clock and you don't have to look at the controller to lift it up, so even though it added a step, it shouldn't be any more difficult).  Then in order to throw to a receiver you flick in the direction of the receiver and hit that one button.  You never had to take your eyes off the screen.  You never had to worry about which one of the 5 or 6 buttons you needed to press to throw the ball to your receiver.

Which one sounds more intuitive as a first time gamer?
7456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are some good GTA-clones? on: September 27, 2006, 12:15:56 PM
The ones I always hear about are Mercenaries and Saints Row.  Just Cause is suppsedly very free form as well.
7457  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 27, 2006, 12:14:47 PM

Quote from: Canuck on September 27, 2006, 05:33:38 AM

Impressive.  I can't really see the Zelda comparisons myself.  Now if you said it reminded you of playing a Japanese painting then I would be apt to agree with you!

Interesting.  I can't see how you can't see how it is like Zelda.  You have this open world that you take on fairly linearly, though you can backtrack.   You have sun things instead of hearts which you can upgrade (though you mainly do it with Praise, you can also do it by collecting heart, I mean sun, pieces).  You get new abilities as you play which allow you to access areas you couldn't before.  You get new combat techniques.  You go into dungeons and can find a dungeon map.  You have to solve little puzzles in those dungeons to progress in them.  THere are locks on the doors that require dungeons to open (and the dungeons have rooms separated by doors).  There is a big boss battle at the end of the dungeon.

To me, it is played in the exact style of Zelda, except instead of a sword and shield, you use a paintbrush and your two God items.
7458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 27, 2006, 04:04:57 AM
This game just kicks so much ass.  I didn't understand why everyone was saying it was Zelda-like in the previews, given that I knew it was a game that had a paintbrush focus.  I totally get the comparison now and honestly, I think it out-Zeldas Zelda. 
7459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: September 26, 2006, 11:19:00 PM
Still no reviews. frown
7460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 games to cost $75 to $85 bucks?? on: September 26, 2006, 03:22:26 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on September 26, 2006, 05:30:57 AM

Quote
Anyone who thinks CliffyB is responsible for setting the price of Gears of War is a very misguided individual.

Has anyone said they thought he was responsible for the pricing? I just found it funny that he didn't like video games coming out at $60 and then aftewards MS set the price of gears of war at $60.

And I was just pointing out that one has nothing to do with the other.
7461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games with great Artistic Style on: September 26, 2006, 02:55:57 PM
Just thought of a couple others from the handheld scene:

Exit
Ouendan
Lumines
7462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games with great Artistic Style on: September 26, 2006, 02:52:23 PM
Not all of these are console games, but some additions to your list:

World of Warcraft
Alice
TRON 2.0
Psychonauts
Paper Mario
most cel-shaded games
7463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2 slim question on: September 26, 2006, 01:28:10 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 26, 2006, 01:16:04 PM

Quote from: Xmann on September 26, 2006, 10:56:13 AM

you're kiddin me!  you can play 2 guitars at once?  no freakin way!

Oh yeah. Makes the game much more entertaining (as both sides do NOT play the same notes all the time - you jam with each other in sorta an alternating way depending on the song).
Which, for me, makes it not very entertaining.  The way they will be doing it in GH2 is much better.
7464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: September 26, 2006, 01:23:40 PM
I think the concensus of The Land was that The Land needed to see some reviews before The Land could pull the trigger on a purchase.
7465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 games to cost $75 to $85 bucks?? on: September 26, 2006, 03:00:46 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on September 26, 2006, 01:31:15 AM

Anyone remember CliffyB saying prices of video games needed to go down? That putting games at even $60 helps put it out of the reach of many gamers?
They had him quoted in the latest EGM (or one of those mags) where he said game prices were too high and then underneath "Right before MS announces a $60 price tag for gears of war!"

Anyone who thinks CliffyB is responsible for setting the price of Gears of War is a very misguided individual.  He can hate $60 games, have MS set the price of his game at $60, and still not be a hypocrite.
7466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick! DAZZLE me into buying a 360. on: September 25, 2006, 10:04:05 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 25, 2006, 09:25:21 PM

The Wii is out of the picture now

It is?

I have a 360 and I enjoy the crap out of it.  The games I have gotten have been very good and I really like the wholoe XBox Live integration for online gaming.  I think there are a number of games out right now that make it worth purchasing, but I would assume they are not up your alley or you would own a 360 already.  Games like Lost Planet, Gears of War, and these new Japanese RPGs which are hopefully coming to the U.S. will definitely make the 360 a good choice if you don't already think so.  Also, all the media integration on the 360 gets a lot of use.  I stream all my MP3s over from my computer while playing games and I just used the 360 as a picture viewer this weekend when some company came over and they had some trip pictures on a USB stick.  If the PS3 (I am assuming price is the issue) and the Wii (I think you're crazy for not getting one) are not for you as far as the "next gen" consoles go, then I think the 360 will fill your nights with good gaming just fine.
7467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: What'd You Play? 25/Sep/06 on: September 25, 2006, 08:26:09 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on September 25, 2006, 07:33:15 PM

I picked up the carmera and therefore spent hours with uno.

See any meat whistles?
7468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/25) on: September 25, 2006, 08:23:18 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 25, 2006, 07:43:28 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 25, 2006, 06:26:56 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 25, 2006, 06:17:30 PM

i think you guys are gonna love just cause...i do

If it plays anything like the demo, there's 0% chance in hell of that happening.

i hated the demo as well!!

Okay, then share with us what they've done with the game to make it not suck. smile
7469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/25) on: September 25, 2006, 06:26:56 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 25, 2006, 06:17:30 PM

i think you guys are gonna love just cause...i do

If it plays anything like the demo, there's 0% chance in hell of that happening.
7470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/25) on: September 25, 2006, 02:47:19 PM
Mario vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis for me.
7471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: What'd You Play? 25/Sep/06 on: September 25, 2006, 02:18:56 PM
I finished up Lego Star Wars II with my son and also played Rocket Slime on the DS and Okami.
7472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 25, 2006, 02:17:14 PM

Quote from: GGMark on September 24, 2006, 09:51:02 PM

it does seem sort of easy.  BUT.  Sometimes games that tend to be on the easier side still have a fantastic story thats wonderful to play through and see to the end.

I have only played about 6 hours, so I can't comment too terribly much on this with regards to Okami, but I can say that I don't care if a game is easy if it pulls me in and I get wrapped up in the environment and story.  Okami is such a game, so even if the difficulty doesn't ramp up, I won't care.  Some people equate easy with boring and Okami is far from boring.
7473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: September 25, 2006, 01:30:28 PM

Quote from: Poomba on September 25, 2006, 01:15:54 PM

Mage Knight? Aren't those the collectible miniatures by WhizKids?

So a game based on this? Could be cool.

Yep.  I kind of hope it's good because I have always wanted to play that miniature game, but I don't have anyone to play with.  I guess we will see how it reviews.
7474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime - yay? nay? I gots it? I wants it? on: September 25, 2006, 12:09:18 PM

Quote from: depward on September 25, 2006, 06:59:31 AM

The 'punniness' doesn't stop through the whole game - even the end-game credits is punny and has the whole "Executive Progoocer" sort of thing to it.  Definately lighthearted.

It's funny because the puns are one of the things that I really enjoy about the game and yet Gamespot listed it as a negative and I assume docked their review score because of it.  Sometimes gamers take themselves a little too seriously.
7475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 games to cost $75 to $85 bucks?? on: September 24, 2006, 09:11:28 PM

Quote from: Turtle on September 24, 2006, 09:02:31 PM


Simply put, it's all the rave nowadays to bash on the PS3 by overemphasizing little rumors that come from "well known sources" or "multiple information sources".

Yeah, not sure why people do this when Sony gives us plenty of ammunition straight from their own mouths.
7476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 24, 2006, 06:20:00 PM
I played several more hours today and this game is right up my alley.  It is definitely very Zelda-like, but I actually like this game more, due to the art sytle and the awesome Japanese music.  I think anyone who doesn't like it has no soul.  Tongue

7477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 23, 2006, 04:40:29 PM
I played for about an hour this morning and it is everything I had expected (I had very high expectations).  The forum effect didn't get me since I have been planning on getting this game for like a year now.  I just adore the artwork in the game and I think it is the most beautiful game I have ever played (but then again I have an Okami wallpaper as my computer's desktop wallpaper, so I know I enjoy the art).  I also love the music, but I also love traditional Japanese music.  It is going to take me a little bit to get used to the paintbrush, though.  I have messed up drawings plenty of times and I suck drawing witha pencil, much less a left analog stick.  I am sure I will improve.  TO me, this is one of those games you can show off to non-gamers and they fcan find something to appreciate about it.

The jibbersih when people talk doesn't bother me like it does some, but I am used to things like Animal Crossing, so that could be why.
7478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 22/Sep/06 on: September 23, 2006, 03:20:19 AM
Lego Star Wars 2, Okami, Pokemon Myster Dungeon, Megaman ZX, Rocket Slime, and Harvest Moon DS.  Lots o' gaming.
7479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: White Knight, a PS3 RPG from Level 5 on: September 22, 2006, 10:04:24 PM
I wonder if this will come out  before FFXIII or MGS4 here in the U.S.  One of those games will  be the one to make me finally buy a PS3, just a matter of which one and when.
7480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: September 22, 2006, 12:08:57 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 22, 2006, 10:43:06 AM

well even my sister got the white one saying she wouldnt be seen dead with a pink one,LOL

There is a lot to be learned from this statement.

Just kidding.  Or am I?
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