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2601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need every gamer's advice real quick! on: October 18, 2006, 02:45:39 AM

Quote from: Chaz on October 18, 2006, 12:59:17 AM

No!!!!  Valkyrie Profile is going up in value, since they never made that many, they're not reprinting it, and most of those that have it now aren't selling it.  All the other games you'd be getting are only going down in value as they get older.  In two years, you'll be able to get that entire batch for $40, and Valkyrie Profile will be worth more than $150. 


Or in two years those who really want it will have it and the value will be squat. 

Is there any rare game which has not lost its value?  Is Suikoden 1 or 2 still worth hundreds?  There was a period they were.  I can't think of may other games which have gone up really high except Final Fantasy Tactics and once they put out a greatest hit version that went way down.

2602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need every gamer's advice real quick! on: October 18, 2006, 12:54:57 AM
Go for it. VP will eventually loose its value.  Right now it is just crazy how much people will pay so go while the getting is good.

2603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: October 07, 2006, 04:02:44 PM
Wel I am done - or pretty close.  I am playing the first capture mission and the flaws are really showing - showing enough that I might not be able to finish. 

1. only certain members can caputure - of course you have to figure that out by blind luck really, so if you don't have any of those guys recurited you get to add them....of course if you don't have enough money you get to restart!  Yippie!

2. I finally got to the character but the mission is 15 turns long and I got there on turn 13.  Since characters can only do one thing per turn I couldn't capture.  Next turn my character had two "stars" so again I couldn't capture.  Finally on turn 15 I got one attempt, but didn't make the dice roll.   So I get to restart!  Yippie!

3. On my 4th or so attempt I reach her on turn 11 or so and can capture!  Well apparently due to terrain and which character was there I needed a 12 to capture!  Well the odds are 1 in 36 for that!   Gee so guess what happened?  4 turns where I don't get a 12.   Restart!  Yippie.

4. Next play through I get to the same situation and am ready to attack....only to have the game freeze.  Restart!  Aw screw it.  No restart, no replay, put the freaking game up for trade instead....





Oh but if you are thinking of trading me for it, it is a great game....really....ignore what I wrote.  You want this great game.
2604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: October 05, 2006, 08:12:46 PM

Quote from: fyedaddy on October 05, 2006, 07:12:53 PM

Quote from: farley2k on October 05, 2006, 03:28:25 PM

although it appears I can buy it on-line!

Does this mean you've given up on MK?


No.  I am still working on it, but I can see how I might become annoyed enough to quit.  Right now I am on my first capture mission and I have had to start it a few times because I don't see to know the rules for who can capture!  That is annoying and bad documentation.  However I am still enjoying it. 



2605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: October 05, 2006, 03:28:25 PM
My Best Buy doesn't have Battles of Prince of Persia that I can find.  Or does BB mean another store?


[edit]although it appears I can buy it on-line!

 Tongue

2606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/2) on: October 02, 2006, 08:27:20 PM
I am interested in ST:TA but I want to see reviews first - for the DS version.  It could be a very deep tactical game which could be really cool if they are creative with the controls, but I want to have others test the water first.

2607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: October 02, 2006, 01:08:59 AM
Alright.   I have put in maybe an hour - about 4 battles - so I really can't say too much but I am enjoying it enough to keep playing.

This game really suffers from not haveing good documentation.  The manual is terrible and while there is a good in-game help system it still leaves a lot to be desired.  For example you get two movements/attacks per turn - for all your members.  So if you forget one guy because he is on the bottom of the map nothing will ever be said by the game,  I was moving my main guy all the time and wondering why it was none of the other characters trun until it occured to me to try to force moving them, then it became clear.  But that information wasn't given anywhere by the game. 

I assume there is some advantage to different terrain but I can't find any documentation to that. 


The graphics are nice though and I am figuring out the battle mechanics.  I just don't know why they couldn't produce a decent manual or tutorial.

2608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Robot Taisen (GBA) Impressions on: September 30, 2006, 01:59:51 AM

Quote from: Pharaoh on August 11, 2006, 05:19:54 PM

This game gets frustratingly hard if you don't build your mechs right. Or at least equip them correctly heh.

Other than that I love it, but it is getting rather difficult to track all the pilots and mechs I keep recieiving since their names are so strange and I really get no intro to them.



Yes!!! Exactly.  I hate this weird naming convention makes it about impossible to keep track of which mechs are which and who is in them. 


And the game is getting harder if you don't upgrade, but I am unsure of what is best to upgrade a lot of the time.  Do I save my pilot points for new spirit skills or should I upgrade their stats?  She I put points for mechs into en or hp?


It is a fun game but the lack of information makes it harder then it needs to be.
2609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: September 29, 2006, 08:11:52 PM

Quote from: Doopri on September 29, 2006, 07:23:08 PM

well i ended up going with super robot taisen and have been loving it hehehe...

so i cant comment about this one - if youre still unsure about it you can make the choice i did and just grab the robots!

Keep up your impressions.  I picked Super Robot Taisen a couple weeks ago and have been having mixed feelings.  I like parts of it but it is very annoying at times.  Many of the scenarios have a hugely powerful enemy show up at the end which I find cheesy. 

I also really don't understand a lot of the mechanics behind what to upgrade, etc.

It is light hearted though and that is good.
2610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who season 2 on: September 29, 2006, 07:18:36 PM

Quote from: Tareeq on August 11, 2006, 05:19:40 PM

I will add for those who thought highly of Christopher Eccleston that getting used to David Tennant will take a while.  I think he's just fine in his own way, but it's a jarring contrast.

I love Tennant's Doctor.  I found Eccleston too gloomy and depressed.  Tennant is so vibrant and excited about things that I found him refreshing.
2611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: September 29, 2006, 12:54:45 PM
I picked this up last night, but only got to turn it on and read the manual.  I will say that the manual is one of the most useless ones I have seen in awhile.  I get to pick a hero from 5 different people....but no explanation as to what makes them different (maybe they are not.)  I don't have any idea what the stats for troops I can recruit mean, I have no idea pretty much about anything.  Hopefully the in game stuff will actually explain what is going on.

 
2612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oblivion for the PS3 and PSP on: September 28, 2006, 12:36:51 PM
Wow.  So I was right!?   saywhat

2613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: September 28, 2006, 12:27:57 PM
No review yet...how bad can it suck?
2614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: September 27, 2006, 05:33:22 PM
Well I was going to take one for the team and buy it without reviews but apparently it is impossible to buy in Easter Iowa.  I have called every store except Best Buy to see if they have it and none do. 

Doesn't exactly make me confident it will be a winner.
2615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: September 27, 2006, 01:51:12 AM
This is tempting me...if only because the last DS game I played was Pheniox Wright.  I play a lot of Fire Emblem (and where is a DS Fire Emblem!!!!) but DS games have been sparse.

2616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Front Mission screens! on: September 27, 2006, 12:05:01 AM
I don't have any idea if it will but the text on the screen is in English so that is cause for optimism
2617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DS] Front Mission screens! on: September 26, 2006, 02:41:03 AM
Games are Fun has the first screens I have seen of Front Mission for the DS.  I love FM so I really hoping this will be great!
2618  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Oblivion CE (360) + strategy guide on: September 09, 2006, 06:58:51 PM
I am finally done with this.  It has been a long time but I think I am sick of this game! 

I looking for Enchanted Arms but I figure no one is done with that so I am mostly going for cash.  I figure the whole thing CE, and guide for $45 with shipping. 

PM me if interested.

2619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disgaea 2 Impressions on: August 31, 2006, 04:11:58 PM
I loved the first one but I just never had enough time to commit to it.  The sequel seems to be even longer...so that means it is out for me. 

I really wish they would put out a smaller version of the game (meaning less to do) for those of us who are wimps when it comes to taking on long games.

2620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question of the CEENNTTUURRRRYY! on: August 12, 2006, 02:23:32 AM
I think the only good option is to donate that money to a charity and spend the time you would have spent playing on those consoles volunteering with those in need.  

Ultimately that will be more rewarding.....
2621  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/FT: Logitech G15 keyboard on: August 10, 2006, 08:22:51 PM
This keyboard for sale or trade.  

It is in perfect shape but I just love ergonomic keyboards, so I am switching back.  It is a great gaming keyboard and I will miss the lighting but I like the split keyboard more!

New they are $70 or so,  so I figure $40 would be good (not including shipping).  I honestly can't think of what to trade for but I have a PC, 360, PS2, DS, and a Cube so I will consider about anything.

PM me if your interested
2622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting better at fighting games on: August 01, 2006, 02:21:30 PM
In practice mode get so you can pull off the characters combos repeadly whenever you want.   Only when you have them memorized can you just whip them off during a fight.
2623  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Andrea Yates Not Guilty on: July 27, 2006, 07:52:40 PM
Quote from: "Scott"

I'm sorry, whether psychotic or not, she deserves the death penalty.  If you are that evil, or that mentally ill, and commit such a heinous crime, I don't believe you get a second chance, period.

People recover from heart attacks every day.  Being so psychotic or mentally ill to kill five children?  I doubt they recover, and can ever function in society.  They need to be punished.  



But do you punish the person who had a heart attack for what happened while they were incapacitated?  



Quote
The voice of reason?  Five murdered children.  Five drowned children.  The children watched and tried to flee as they watched the other children murdered.  Voice of reason??????  


Concerning dealing with the mentally ill, yes warning is a voice of reason.  Obviously she had no "reason" when she committed the acts.  No one is saying she did.


Quote

Are all killers insane then?  Something has to be wrong to murder someone...


No actually it is very hard to get win an insanity plea.  It is not a very good defense becuase the bar is very high for proving it.


Quote
I'm sure it makes some people comfortable to know that

 there must be some excuse, or some nice, tidy bin we can file her in.  She wasn't evil, or a horrid person...  she should be cared for and cured, she deserves more chances, heck, she didn't know she ended the life of five people, can't blame her...


I don't think it makes anyone feel better or more comfortable.  They simply don't want to punish people for actions they were not responsible for.  

Quote
I suppose its common for mentally ill people, and psychotic people to drown children all the time, right?  A fairly common, curable sickness.  As a society, we just need to accept these hundreds of mentally ill child murderers, cure them, and let them get back to having children.  How could I not see that reason?


No one said anything of the sort.  This case is very uncommon which is probably why it got so much press.
2624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Andrea Yates Not Guilty on: July 27, 2006, 01:52:46 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Scott"
What kind of precedents does this set?  People can now kill their children, and plead insanity?  How many children do people have to kill to be found not guilty now?

The precedent is that no matter what you do, if you have a good lawyer (or can act like it really well), you can plead insanity and get off of any crime.

The worst part? If later down in life, if she's judged as being able to return to society, she can. Even though she murdered 5 of her kids.

And I thought celebrities got off too easily.



On the other hand maybe she is bat shit insane.  Maybe, just maybe it wasn't something she could control at all and punishing her with prison would serve no purpose.
2625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Vice City Stories to be $50?! on: July 25, 2006, 03:40:35 PM
I am a little shocked but I guess if people want to spend that much they are right to charge that much.
2626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Vice City Stories to be $50?! on: July 25, 2006, 12:56:00 PM
According to Gamespot it will be $50.  

I cannot imagine paying that much for a handheld game but I guess if you have fewer units out there you need to charge more per game to make money.
2627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DS] Lunar: Dragon Song worth playing? on: July 17, 2006, 01:45:27 AM
I have held the game a couple times but I can't bring myself to buy it.  I have just heard to much bad stuff.

I think what finally tipped me over the edge was reading that you lost health when running on the map.  That is just piss poor game design.  It punishes the player for no reason what-so-ever.
2628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lamenting on the past - Favorite RPG of all time on: July 16, 2006, 12:17:20 AM
Perhaps it isn't old enough but I am going to go with KoToR.  I got to be a Jedi.  It just satisfied a childhood dream in a way that no other game has.
2629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wow. Download that Mass Effect trailer. on: July 13, 2006, 07:49:24 PM
When is this due out?
2630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DS] Great FF3 gameplay video on: July 13, 2006, 01:14:39 PM
I loved it!

It just feels wonderful to see this game updated like that.  I can't wait till it comes out!
2631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3's good points? on: July 05, 2006, 01:41:32 PM
Well if Blu-Ray wins it will be a very good point for the PS3.  

Other than that...it should look better in the 2nd and 3rd generation games since it has more horsepower.  



What confuses me is that Sony officials keep talking about the potential of the PS3.  What potential?  It will be able to play movies and play video games.  That is it.  It won't be a DVR, a router, or control the thermostat in my house.    While it may do those two things extremly well I don't see how it has more "potential" than the 360 or any other game console.
2632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The programers for Suikoden 5 should be fired on: June 30, 2006, 07:00:55 PM
Quote from: "Skeld"

The story is pretty interesting, and the dialogues are pretty consistently good. But farley make sure you collect all 108 stars! The "normal" ending just came out of nowhere and irks me to no end. The "good" ending is far more satisifying.



The first two possibles are exactly why I know I will not get all 108

The first, Cornelio, is time based so if you don't get him by a certain point you lose him....but I have no reason to go back to that town!  I woulc bet that most people miss him.

The second, Sairoh....well let me quote a FAQ "Sairoh is a hard character to get, if not the most annoying in the game.
First, you need to get him to ask you to lower the price of Salt.  This can be
a pain as it is.  The first chance he will do this is after you have defended
Raftfleet.
To get him to ask you to lower the price of salt, you'll have to wait until
the game RANDOMLY raises the salt price in the first place.  There is no way
to control this, though you may want to try to buy all the salt out of
multiple locations and then sell it back a few times to try and influence it a
bit."

So I have to wait until he randomly decides to lower the price!  Come on.  Just how much time do I really need to invest?

I cannot imagine how it would be possible to get all 108 stars without a FAQ or multiple play throughs.
2633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Release date for Final Fantasy 12 (I hate Romans) on: June 28, 2006, 07:37:46 PM
Acording to Worthplaying FF12 will be released in the US on October 31, 2006.

There is a lot of stuff coming out in the last part of this year!
2634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider-Man's Back in Black on: June 28, 2006, 02:42:27 PM
I am interested but I can't imagine they can fit all that stuff in one movie.  3 villians and a love triangle, plus his own mental problems from the black suit.

I will see it but I can't imagine how they will provide quality time for all of those story lines.
2635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The programers for Suikoden 5 should be fired on: June 26, 2006, 04:35:49 PM
Quote from: "Skeld"

The story is pretty interesting, and the dialogues are pretty consistently good. But farley make sure you collect all 108 stars! The "normal" ending just came out of nowhere and irks me to no end. The "good" ending is far more satisifying.


I figured that was the case but I just don't have time to obsess about completeness.  I can't imagine being able to get all 108 without a FAQ becuase I think some people you have to get at certain times and if you don't you are s.o.l.  


This is what Youtube is for.  I have alread watched all the endings for Final Fantasy 10!   I expect that I will be able to find the good ending for Suikoden when I am done.
2636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The programers for Suikoden 5 should be fired on: June 23, 2006, 02:08:51 PM
Quote from: "Victoria Raverna"
Strange that I didn't notice any of that. Maybe I'm more forgiving than you about the slowdown since I didn't notice any slowdown when I played it.


You are also more forgiving than several reviews I have read which mention the slowdown issues.  You are a very good person smile


The only time it really, really jarred me was when leaving the castle to go to Stormfist.  It was very, very noticable and really there wasn't much going onbut there were several people standing around you could talk to.
2637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The programers for Suikoden 5 should be fired on: June 23, 2006, 01:31:42 PM
The writers should be given raises but the programers - boot their asses.  

This has to be the worst programed game I have ever played.  Frequent load screens, huge but sparse level design, slowdowns in many areas and very poor controller response are all the faults of the programers (well the sparse level design may have been someone elsees fault).  It is almost inexusable - and if the story and characters were not so good it would be out the door by now.  

I am just up to Stormfist and the story is really getting interesting but I am more and more fustrated with the quality of everything else.  I hit the button to bring up the menu and sometimes it doesn't even come up and when it does it is very slow.  I try to talk to people and generally have to wiggle around and hit the X button several times to get it to initiate conversation.   Then when I am in areas with over 10 people I start getting slowdowns!  

Man, this story better be kick-ass.
2638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / more sony BS? on: June 16, 2006, 05:33:29 PM
Quote from: "ATB"
It's missing a lot of ports, but what kind of ports are those?


2 HDMI outputs - I guess so you could send signal to two TVs?
2 ethernet ports - I believe they claimed the PS3 could be a router.  
and
2 USB ports - I really don't know the big deal since you could still use a USB hub I would think.
2639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 on computer monitor? on: June 16, 2006, 02:25:06 PM
How would one go about this?  I am tired of fighting my wife for the TV so it would be a great thing to be able to play my PS2 on the computer.   I have just picked up Suikoden V so I have 60 hours of time I need.  I can't imagine getting her away from the TV that long.

So what do I need?
2640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 15, 2006, 08:45:46 PM
Quote from: "ATB"
Cagcast question: If you could instantly have in your hands the sequel to one game you've played over any platform at any time and it would be guaranteed a top notch 10 rated game, what would you wish to have?


Hummm..


Final Fantasty 7 I think.  I loved the game but 8,9,10,etc. all use different characters, battle systems, worlds, etc.    I would love a true sequel.
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