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2121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hammer & Sickle Demo on: December 08, 2005, 06:49:50 PM
Quote from: "Skullguise"

If that isn't your thing well at least there are more copies left for the rest of us. Its just too bad games that require actual THOUGHT are declining in popularity to the mindless "RPGs" like KOTOR and such where your roleplaying is defined by how you respond in conversations WOO. And turn based games are frowned on as being "slow and tedious". Yeah because games like chess and Risk are just too much effort for the simple minded  short attention span society that we have degenerated into.  :evil:

I don't know who you are addressing this to but I think you'll find that most people in this forum are not averse to Turn Based Strategy games.  However, just because someone doesn't prefer a certain genre doesn't mean they are dumb or have a short attention span.

KOTOR has well developed characters and an interesting storyline.  Many people enjoyed it and I don't think they are all mindless.  Not every game has to be like chess.

For the record, I loved Silent Storm.  But there is no reason to be belittling people who don't like the genre.
2122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Saints Row Demo on Xbox Marketplace soon! on: December 06, 2005, 02:53:22 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "skystride"
I love the idea of downloading stuff straight to the console but is it just me or is it pretty slow?  I have a cable connection and my computer usually downloads at much faster rates.

One thing that Microsoft should've done is tell us how well the download is going. Transfer rates, the ability to pause downloads, ETAs, etc.

Yep, and why not allow transfers while you play a game?  What with all those CPUs and multi-threading, shouldn't be a problem at all.
2123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Saints Row Demo on Xbox Marketplace soon! on: December 05, 2005, 10:28:38 PM
I love the idea of downloading stuff straight to the console but is it just me or is it pretty slow?  I have a cable connection and my computer usually downloads at much faster rates.
2124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / *gasp* I'm thinking about a 360 over Call of Duty 2... on: December 05, 2005, 04:59:10 PM
I have a 360 but I prefer this game on PC (if you have an decent system).  The main reason is because of ironsights.  It is a major pain to aim through ironsights using a joystick.  You don't HAVE to use ironsights but I think it helps a lot especially in higher difficulties when you can't empty a whole clip just to hit 1 target.
2125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So when will there be NEW 360 games? on: December 01, 2005, 07:53:45 PM
I have the same dilemma having already bought all the launch titles I want.

Other than Oblivion, there is still Topspin 2 and Ghost Recon to look forward to.  The Mechwarrior type game might be good.  No idea when these are out though.  Oh, Burnout looks promising too.

Are there any RPGs to look forward to other than Oblivion?  I guess the Black Isle game might be somewhat like KOTOR.
2126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rule of Rose [ps2] - *very* twisted (please come to USA) on: December 01, 2005, 01:50:37 AM
I have no problem with erotic content in a game but what looks like pre-pubescent girls in suggestive sexual poses has me worried who the target audience is for this game.
2127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Would anyone recomend Kameo? on: November 30, 2005, 07:33:03 PM
Quote from: "CeeKay"
After the latest boss level with the possessed fat bitch aunt/ugly as monster that is probably a perfect replica of the game designers mother I change my vote to skip it.  Time to see what kind of trade in credit 360 games get.

I guess you would skip "Ninja Gaiden" too?  I did think that boss was a bit difficult because of the pinball mechanics but not frustrating because if you took your time, it's possible to keep trying without losing even a sliver of health (I'm being vague on purpose).  In comparision, the bosses afterwards were much easier.

PS. don't let the Ninja Gaiden reference scare you, Kameo is a very easy game.  However, if I could play a game for the first time from start to finish without 1 reload then I think the game is flawed.
2128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Take a Videogame Quiz! on: November 30, 2005, 07:11:26 PM
8 out 0f 10 but one question has me confused:



9.      Q. At what rate were videogames purchased in Canada in 2004?
     A. 29 sales per minute

So to calculate total sales for a year: 29x60x24x365 = 15,242,400

Population of Canada is ~ 26 million.  

So an average Canadian buys 0.6 games per year.

Actually, that makes sense, when I was doing the quiz, I misplaced some zeroes and got average Canadian buying 500 games per year so I picked 29/hour answer.
2129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the year so far - 2005 PC edition on: November 30, 2005, 03:00:30 PM
Doom 3.  Not that I was expecting much but it was just mind numbingly boring and the scary factor had no effect on me (cause I don't get scared by movies/games easily).  If the graphics blew me away then it might not qualify as a GOAT but with games like Far Cry released much earlier, it didn't "wow" me.

So no mention of B&W 2 yet?  Did everyone stay away this time around or more improbably, is it actually good?
2130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FIFA 2006/360 on: November 29, 2005, 08:34:03 PM
Any other suckers bought this game despite the terrible reviews?  Well the vs game is still fun, if anyone is up for a game my gamertag is Skystride.

I'm still confused about shooting.  Tapping seems to give a ground shot while holding down for longer than 1 second usually makes it go over the crossbar.      Also, most of the time long and mid range shots seem really week; star players strike the ball like a girl.  What's up with that?  Does the direction you're holding te joystick matter at all?
2131  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: November 28, 2005, 11:03:14 PM
Gamertag: Skystride

Feel free to add me.
2132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Perfect Dark Zero - Huge Hit or Colossal Failure? on: November 28, 2005, 10:26:07 PM
I have only played the first 3 missions and some MP but I like this game (never played the original so can't compare).

About the saves, it seems there is an option to save but I don't understand what exactly it saves because there is no "load" option other than the load checkpoint (which is a preset save).

Gameplay has been fun so far and I like it that it's really hard to die even if you screw up the stealth because you can at least complete the mission without many reloads and frustration.  I don't understand the reviews raving about graphics however.  Most recent PC FPS look better than this game.  Not saying that the graphics are bad, they are certainly acceptable but not a selling point.  (maybe some of the later levels are amazing looking?)
2133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Would anyone recomend Kameo? on: November 28, 2005, 09:38:29 PM
I wasn't expecting much from this game but I ended up really enjoying it.  The whole aspect of unlocking monsters and unlocking new gameplay mechanics is a great carrot on the stick.  I hate most 3D platformers and I was probably one of the few who didn't like games like Mario 64 but this one I liked a lot.  Replay value is probably going to be low however.  The graphics of the world environment were quiet nice for a launch title.  I can't wait to see a KOTOR like RPG for the 360 in the future.  Mass Effect from Bioware sounds similar but no lightsabers!
2134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Worst Launch Ever on: November 22, 2005, 06:55:22 PM
Quote from: "greeneggsnham"
Sounds like some buddy-buddy non-legit crap going on in Sears. Not cool, not cool at all.

My mom is a manager at Walmart and I had to line up anyway in the morning to get my copy.  Walmart got some bad publicity recently but at least they were fair with regards to this.  Shame on Sears if they really did pull that crap.
2135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HDTV and Xbox 360 question on: November 17, 2005, 10:24:42 PM
Hmm I can't tell if Kameo looks better in either resolution with the "Bandwith Exceeded" image slywink

I do have a question however, anyone know if there is going to be a HDMI cable available for the 360?  Is HDMI input better than component?
2136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 360 - My thoughts on: November 17, 2005, 10:13:09 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
What is the fastest animal in the world?

The Cheetah!

The peregrine falcon can do over 200mph while a Cheetah is at 70mph.

Crazed gamer driving to pickup his 360?  Probably a lot faster.
2137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Psp games impressions? on: November 14, 2005, 08:36:25 PM
LOTR Tactics has got a really mediocre review at Gamespot.  I was hoping this one would be good.  Has anyone played it yet?
2138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your choices for best PC game music ever? on: November 14, 2005, 04:15:01 PM
Quote from: "Samurai"
You people anger me for forgetting  Mechwarrior 2.

That was my 1st pick right near the start of the thread.
2139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best PC Coop games on: November 07, 2005, 04:52:23 PM
2140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Civ IV - Is it me or ... on: November 07, 2005, 04:51:15 PM
I must admit that I liked it a lot at first.  But the bubbliness of the song is starting to bother me now.
2141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Command & Conquer The First Decade announced on: November 07, 2005, 04:47:46 PM
I don't care so much about the video interviews but I would really like to have an audio CD or at least be able to play the sountrack without starting the game.  Whatever the case, still a must-have for me.
2142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your choices for best PC game music ever? on: November 04, 2005, 09:54:54 PM
Found this site:

You can listen to tracks from C&C and some other games here.
2143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your choices for best PC game music ever? on: November 04, 2005, 09:13:58 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Quote from: "skystride"
Here's an obscure one that I really enjoyed (the music): Ascendancy.  It was a 4X game.

Great music, genius game. God I loved that game.

Apparently the game didn't do well because the AI sucked.  However at the time I was only familiar with MOO and not very good at it either so it was just the right level of diffculty for me.
2144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Diablo 3 Speculation (and rumors)... on: November 04, 2005, 08:43:52 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Granted, I havent played GW much, but IMO Diablo 2 > GW.

I agree with that but GW PvP > Diablo 2.

As I said, if they made Diablo 3 like GW with some improvements (story, solo, loot) then it could potentially be a really good game.  It's no coincidence though that GW has many of the Diablo gameplay elements since some of the developers worked for Blizzard.
2145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Diablo 3 Speculation (and rumors)... on: November 04, 2005, 08:37:23 PM
Quote from: "Big Jake"
Yes, except the part where you have to keep paying every motnh to play, unlike Diablo 2.

Sadly, Lockdown is absolutely correct on this one.  And I loathe with every fiber of my being that some accounting guys managed to make a model of constant revenue stream and alot of gamers fell for it hook, line, and sinker.  It has permanently changed gaming...for the MUCH worse IMO.

Back to GW again, it's done well without any monthly fees.
2146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Diablo 3 Speculation (and rumors)... on: November 04, 2005, 06:32:44 PM
Quote from: "Clay"
Wouldn't a system like Guild Wars fit the bill, assuming you could solo the game?

I think so.  People who loathe MMRPGs should really take a look at GW.  It's probably the only one that almost completely does away with grinding and auto-attack combat which are the major complaints about MMRPGs.  Now add some Blizzard style story and CGI sequences, make it more soloable and you got a great Diablo 3/GW style game.
2147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your choices for best PC game music ever? on: November 04, 2005, 03:39:41 PM
Here's an obscure one that I really enjoyed (the music): Ascendancy.  It was a 4X game.
2148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Call of Duty 2 Impressions Thread (minor spoilers only) on: November 04, 2005, 03:31:58 PM
I ended up picking up the game last night.  Even though I've only played for 30 mins, I am really impressed.  Just in the first two missions alone, there were some great moments (the tension as you wait for the Germans to rush your position as they emerge through the smoke, the building blowing up).  I was a bit hesitant to buy the game because of some of the lukewarm reviews but I'm really glad now that I did.  Sweet graphics and it runs very well on my AMD64 3200 6800 Geforce.  Can't wait to try out MP.
2149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your choices for best PC game music ever? on: November 03, 2005, 07:17:15 PM
Quote from: "The Rocketman"
The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall.

I really felt I was a lone knight riding my horse on a cold winter morning, and it was mostly due to the music I think.

I'm not sure if it was just the music but I know exactly what you mean.  People throw around the word "immersion" too lightly nowadays; now DF was a game that truly excelled in it.
2150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Call of Duty 2 Impressions Thread (minor spoilers only) on: November 03, 2005, 07:13:55 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
It's probably the most realistic shooter I've played online.  I mean, yeah, CS feels realistic, Operation Flashpoint is like, the God of realistic shooters, but I really feel like a normal soldier when I play online.

This statement is confusing me.  From all I've read thus far, I was under the impression that CoD2 is even less realistic than CoD1.  Having played the CoD2 demo, that seems to be the case.  So are you saying MP is a completely different animal?  I love realistic MP shooters (Raven Shield is one my favourites).  Can you kill someone with 1 headshot with any weapon?
2151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your choices for best PC game music ever? on: November 02, 2005, 10:39:03 PM
Agreed with RTW and Civ4, they are great.

I also like the soundtrack from:
- MechWarrior 2
- Command & Conquer
- Diablo I town music (this one is not necessarily great but it's etched in my mind from hearing it way too often).
- Medieval: TW
2152  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Civilization 4 GT PBEM on: November 01, 2005, 09:03:44 PM
If you don't mind a relative beginner, I am interested.
2153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Civilization 4 in Canada? on: October 31, 2005, 08:19:42 PM
Quote from: "Jolor"
Found a copy today in Staples.
Two tech trees - one in each official language - and a Quick Guide instead of a manual.  There is reference to a full manual on CD, however.
I'll install tonight ... especially as I just finished Dungeon Siege II last night.

It's odd, I got the same thing at Best Buy.  It's not collectors edition, it's more like Value edition because the quick guide sucks compared to the full manual.   To make it even worse, the box had a duplicate Manual CD and no Install Disc 2.  Impatient old me ended up going to a EB near me instead of returning it and bought another copy from there.  This copy had the full manual.  I just hope I can return the BB copy since it's defective.

Anyway, I love this game!  I've also been lucky to not come accross any bugs or performance issues (even near the late game).
2154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Civilization 4 in Canada? on: October 28, 2005, 05:52:33 PM
I've called FS and EB for the last few days.  They both say that shipment was delayed and it will be out today.  One of the EB's had collectors edition out yesterday but they were all sold to pre-orders.
2155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Blitzkrieg II Review... on: October 24, 2005, 03:27:43 PM
Bought the game yesterday after reading the review and so far, I am enjoying it quiet a bit although I'm just on the 3rd mission.
2156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / new Winning 11 game? on: October 17, 2005, 09:43:12 PM
Well it looks like the game is coming out much sooner in europe:

But I guess the Xbox/PS2 versions won't work because of region code?
2157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / new Winning 11 game? on: October 17, 2005, 06:22:06 PM
I love the W11 series and I heard from a friend that there might be a new version out already released in other parts of the world.  I guess it would be W11 9 and I think it's called something else.

Anyone else know about this?
2158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Call of Duty 2 demo to be released today on: September 27, 2005, 05:18:48 PM
Loved CoH single player.  Tried MP but it just seemed MOTS especially if you've played a lot of similar MP FPS.  I would love to see some clever modes like in Wolfenstein: ET, that was the most brilliant (free!) MP FPS I have ever played.
2159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 is dead! PS3 has keyboard/mouse support!!!! on: September 08, 2005, 05:28:50 PM
They should make a hybrid keyboard where the WASD key is replaced by an analog joystick.  

I don't see why anyone would view keyboard/mouse as a negative thing.  As someone already suggested, there are workarounds to make sure that online play is balanced.  

The benefits to being able to use KB/mouse are huge.  Besides the obvious advantage to a FPS; imagine being able to finally play games with complex controls on a console.  Every time such a game has been done on a console, it has always been dumbed down and even then having complex input like hold R+L+b.  We could have games like Mechwarrior 2 done on console without it being just an arcade game with big robots.  A game like Ace Combat could lean more towards Simulator.  Of course it all depends if developers decide to take advantage but at least the possibility is there.
2160  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Biggest MP FPS game? on: August 30, 2005, 08:54:26 PM
Where are the realistic shooters (besides AA which isn't fair cause it's free)?  I thought Ghost Recon and Raven Shield had a big cult following with tons of mods and such?
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