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2521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bastion (XBLA) on: July 21, 2011, 09:16:42 PM
Bill Harris also seems to love the game

Bastion (360)
This was one of my most-anticipated games of the year, based on E3 previews and videos, and man, it didn't disappoint. The game world is beautiful and vibrantly colored, the animation is seamless, and the music is first-rate. Also first-rate is the gameplay, which is thoughtful without being unnecessarily complex--an ideal balance.

Of particular note are the story and the narration. The writing, by itself, is outstanding, but the voice acting, if possible, is even better, and they are a perfect complement to each other. The original hook for the game was that the narration would be dynamic enough to comment on whatever the player was doing at the time. That sounds like a difficult feature to pull off, but they did, and it works perfectly. It's an ingenious idea, and it adds a new dimension that makes the game world even more vivid.

This is a game that never breaks immersion. There are no rough patches that take you back to the real world for a moment or two, no questions to ask about why something wasn't finished or doesn't look right. It's a fully-contained escape from this world, and it's a wonderful experience. If you love the experience of playing games, of entering another world, then you must play Bastion.

In two words: utterly charming.
2522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [3DS] Zelda: Ocarina of Time on: July 21, 2011, 02:49:36 PM

Quote from: Misguided on July 20, 2011, 10:48:12 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 20, 2011, 04:02:20 PM

This is my first 3DS game and I have to have it in 2d because I got a massive headache when I tried 3D for an hour.   I also managed to miss a ton of stuff which I will have to go back for.

I had forgotten how jam packed old RPGs were. 

Where was the slider positioned?

All the way up.  Does that make a difference?
2523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [3DS] Zelda: Ocarina of Time on: July 20, 2011, 04:26:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 20, 2011, 04:06:52 PM

yeah, I snuck into one area and now need to go back because I missed something.  I had to look it up and apparently I need to talk to one person multiple times to get an item- I stopped doing that because everyone just kept on saying the same thing over and over  *Fist Shaking*

I didn't run into every tree apparently so I missed some Gold Skultulas.  The whole feel of the game is different.  You can tell they expected people to play it for a long time and multiple times as well.   
2524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [3DS] Zelda: Ocarina of Time on: July 20, 2011, 04:02:20 PM
This is my first 3DS game and I have to have it in 2d because I got a massive headache when I tried 3D for an hour.   I also managed to miss a ton of stuff which I will have to go back for.

I had forgotten how jam packed old RPGs were. 

2525  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: July 18, 2011, 08:45:42 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 18, 2011, 08:35:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 18, 2011, 07:53:22 PM

from that article:

And since Nolan, Bale, and Warner Bros. are adamant that the Dark Knight series will end with this film, you have to wonder: Could this be the first superhero movie with a genuinely unhappy ending? Could Christopher Nolan's Batman die? Or at least be very badly injured?

the question is would the studio let him do something like that and just plan for a reboot a few years down the road?  Most of the Batman movies have been cash cows for them, so you know one way or another there will be more.

Well, in the comics Bane does break Batman's back. Though I certainly hope it doesn't end that way, it very well could.

But no one thought that was the end of the Batman comics so it is a bit of a different thing. 

2526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [3DS] Zelda: Ocarina of Time on: July 13, 2011, 05:27:29 PM
I picked this up and have put a bit of time into it.  I have to say I still am no good with the 3D.  I am not sure I really see anything "3D" and I know I got a headache yesterday when I played with 3D on.  It looks pretty great in 2D so if I get another headache playing I will switch to that all the time. 

2527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on: July 13, 2011, 03:52:31 PM
I didn't like it.  I saw nothing about a mystery in there just a lot of action.  That is fine but where do we see Sherlock's intellect? deduction?  It felt a bit like "Sherlock Bourne"  to me.

2528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix splitting DVD and Streaming rental fees... on: July 12, 2011, 08:42:02 PM

Quote from: Crawley on July 12, 2011, 06:17:42 PM

Ditching the DVDs as well. Its nice to have the 1 DVD available for movies not on the streaming service but I've let those discs sit around for weeks before watching.


2529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Adventures of Tintin [movie] on: July 12, 2011, 03:06:21 PM
Holy crap that looks good!

2530  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: DSXL Red Mario version on: July 07, 2011, 01:26:07 PM
Of course I kept the original box.  I am old I tend to keep stuff.

2531  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: DSXL Red Mario version on: July 06, 2011, 09:06:04 PM
Indeed they are. 

Well I did spray paint "Metallica Rocks!" on the bottom screen but that shouldn't matter much, right? smile
2532  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: DSXL Red Mario version on: July 05, 2011, 09:25:39 PM
I want to get a 3DS, the local store will give me $90 in trade in for the DSXL but I would rather sell it to someone here.  They will just jack the price up on someone.  I can do that! smile  So I will sell it for $100.  That should be a bit cheaper than you can buy it in the store used. 

It is in great condition, has all the stuff, etc. 

PM me if your interested.

2533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: June 30, 2011, 07:45:06 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 30, 2011, 06:58:24 PM

When I say most overrated, it's because of the library of games (or lack thereof), not because of the technology.  Kinect still has the potential to be very, very cool in my book.  It's just that the games so far have failed to pique my interest in the slightest.  

I felt the same way until Child of Eden, now I want to get one.  I will also say that the Seasame Street game due out this fall looks pretty interesting. 

2534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green Lantern: The Movie on: June 24, 2011, 07:58:48 PM
Box office mojo

Green Lantern

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic:     $70,961,421       81.3%
+ Foreign:     $16,300,000       18.7%
= Worldwide:     $87,261,421

Production Budget: $200 million   

X-men: First Class

Domestic:     $126,214,928       43.4%
+ Foreign:     $164,592,842       56.6%
= Worldwide:     $290,807,770    

Production Budget: $160 million


Domestic:     $176,712,064       40.5%
+ Foreign:     $259,561,239       59.5%
= Worldwide:     $436,273,303    

Production Budget: $150 million

So out of the three releases so far it has done by far the worst.  Now it is true the others have been out a bit longer so those numbers will change but if you look at opening weekend receipts as well the picture is bad for Green Lantern.  It just isn't doing that well.  It might break even but it almost certainly won't be the money maker the others are.

2535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green Lantern: The Movie on: June 24, 2011, 04:47:36 PM
I saw this last night and have to climb on the bandwagon with everyone else.  It was just a "b" movie at best.  I am amazed it cost so much to make.  It is also doing fairly poorly at the box office so I wonder if there will be a sequel.

2536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] First Avenger: Captain America on: June 24, 2011, 01:38:58 PM
That looks like a lot of fun. 
2537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 20, 2011, 07:27:12 PM
2538  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 20, 2011, 07:09:35 PM
I am really thinking of picking this up but I have so much to play already I feel like I am just adding another pretty icon to never touch. Still I love their games on the PC so I know I would love it....

2539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green Lantern: The Movie on: June 15, 2011, 03:13:57 PM
Not doing well on Rottentomatoes, although there is no consensus yet. 
2540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: June 09, 2011, 09:11:21 PM
Gameplay footage. from someplace called Gamingbolt.  I hadn't seen it before.  Looks great.  This actually makes me wish I had a PS3.

2541  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword on: June 08, 2011, 05:11:15 PM
It did make me reconsider selling my Wii.  I never play it but it can sit for a few months until this is out.  Zelda games are always top quality.

2542  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tornado's... on: May 26, 2011, 09:01:32 PM

Quote from: vizionblind on May 26, 2011, 04:08:18 PM

That is just amazing and sad.  Very cool use of web technology though.

2543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GT Community 360 transfer cable checkout on: May 24, 2011, 08:28:28 PM
I am going to unsticky this thread because after turning my house upside down I cannot find the cable and CD! 

I am very sorry and I hope everyone will be able to find another source if they need them.

2544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/16) on: May 16, 2011, 09:05:53 PM
L.A. Noire.  First new game purchase for the 360 in many, many months!  (and probably the last until Skyrim)
2545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] L.A. Noire on: May 16, 2011, 05:17:42 PM
Gametrailers liked it as well
2546  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS/FT: Radiant Historia [DS] - Gone. on: May 16, 2011, 03:04:33 PM
2547  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS/FT: Radiant Historia [DS] - $25 - lowered price on: May 14, 2011, 04:45:03 PM
Lowered the price since no one seemed interested.

2548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Thor Impressions' on: May 13, 2011, 05:17:30 PM
I saw it last night and was very happy.  I wasn't blown away but it was a very solid well done movie.  I wouldn't have minded more action or perhaps more clear action but overall the movie was very good.   It was a very good way to start off the summer movie season.
2549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Thor Impressions' on: May 11, 2011, 08:28:01 PM
I was going to post the RT scores as well.  I wonder how they decide their sources.  I would think that metacritic and RT would have the same scores since they basically just average reviews from papers etc. but obviously they use enough different sources to really skew things.

2550  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS/FT: Radiant Historia [DS] - $35 on: May 10, 2011, 01:29:08 PM
Saddly, yes.  Enough that I bought it already.  Sorry.

2551  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/FT: Radiant Historia [DS] - $25 - lowered price on: May 09, 2011, 03:49:50 PM
I want to love this game but I just don't feel it so I am offering it up.  $25 shipped or offer a trade but the only trade I am really interested in would be Assassins Creed: Brotherhood for the 360.  However I am always willing to think over any offer.

2552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I buy a 3DS on: May 06, 2011, 05:01:19 PM
Thanks for the advice.  I think I will wait.  New technology often does this to me and I know that if I wait a month or two there will either be something I really really want or the desire will fade. 

Heck in the mean time I have Dragon Quest 9, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Chrono Trigger, and Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box I can work through.  With the amount of time I get to play that should take years. smile

2553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Should I buy a 3DS on: May 05, 2011, 09:18:27 PM
As happens often with new technology I am wanting it but I can't decide if it is worth getting.  Right now I have a DS XL and a lot of games in my backlog to play.  The only thing on the 3DS I am really interested in playing is Zelda but I never played the ocarina of time and it looks really fun. I also see a lot of possible games coming out in the next year which I might really enjoy (a dragon quest game, a devil survivor game, and a paper mario game to name a few).  I will get the most money for the DSXL the sooner I trade it in or sell it so if I am going to do it the sooner the better

Oddly the think I care about the least is the 3d.  I have looked at it and I can kind of see it in Street Fighter 3d but it isn't really noticeable enough to me to be wowed by it.  I mostly just want to have the system that will be getting the most focus of developers.  If I knew the 3DS would grow and grow I would probably get it but it might just be a fad that dies off in a year or two or always struggles to have quality titles.  Nintendo doesn't always hit a home run after all.

Are those of you who purchased the system still happy?  Had the honeymoon worn off?  What say you hive mind? smile

Thanks for any input.
2554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ronon Dex to play Conan on: May 05, 2011, 02:34:43 PM
Looks like a rather typical sword and sorcery movie.  Hopefully there will be more to it but considering the other films in the same genre being released it sort of wins by default. 

2555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly - Yea or Nay? on: May 04, 2011, 03:16:42 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 29, 2011, 08:10:43 PM

Between the long wait times and not giving you the games in the order you want is one of the things I hate about the service.  It's still cheaper to use, but at least be logical and efficient about it.

I think their default logic is that you want all the games equally and they ship based on what they have right now.  With that logic their system makes sense or at least more sense. 
2556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CNN - Obama to announce that Osama Bin Laden has been killed on: May 02, 2011, 03:57:34 PM
I think this is good news but I don't really see it as monumental.  I don't think anyone believes we are suddenly going to recall our troops around the world who are fighting terrorists.  I don't think anyone believes we are going to scrap our "no fly" lists, or stop checking all the things we do.  Really while perhaps symbolically important I don't see this as really changing much.  Perhaps it will, that would be nice.

2557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly - Yea or Nay? on: April 27, 2011, 03:07:41 PM
I think that Gamefly is great if you are not interested in getting the newest games.  I you want to play Shadow Hearts: Covenant, or something else several years old but can't find it used they are great.  If you absolutely want to play something that came out this week then you are usually out of luck.  Still it is a great way to play games you don't really want to buy that are older. 
2558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Royal Wedding...Why? on: April 26, 2011, 04:46:08 PM
I am not really interested but it was refreshing to see the news this morning being about something happy rather than death, war, etc.  It is all about a happy celebration.  Seriously when was the last time we had this much media attention on a happy event?  It feels good to celebrate rather than be sad, or mad.

2559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Doctor has lost a companion on: April 20, 2011, 04:17:48 PM
One of the only companions to go on to something else I have heard of (Sarah Jane Adventures) 

I will miss her.

2560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Radiant Historia [DS] radiates on: April 18, 2011, 09:03:04 PM
I just don't know if I "get" how to play this game.  I am at a point in one history where I can't seem to go forward but what do I do just go back to previous points and wander around and hope something happens?  This seems a little vague to me.  Maybe I am just not getting the game groove yet.

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