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Title: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 07, 2010, 01:57:06 pm
This forum post needs to exist!

Currently I'm working through Assassin's creed 2 and am playing outrun online on ps3 and Fable 2 on 360.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 07, 2010, 02:06:53 pm
Shamefully I have not been playing much video games, but I do have Batman, Afro Samurai (yes), Critter Crunch, and Braid to get to. So I might be playing those for awhile.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sharky on February 07, 2010, 02:08:14 pm
I'm currently playing Bayonetta and Modern Warfare 2 online.

Actually enjoying both of them a lot, Bayonetta is the best action game, maybe... ever? probably ever. Love it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Autosaver on February 07, 2010, 02:13:02 pm
Currently, Nintendo was being a butt about repairing my Wii. They deleted all my saves so I have to replay them all.

Or... get a SD card and download the saves...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 07, 2010, 03:40:45 pm
Yakuza 2, and Mass Effect at the moment. Also Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Yakuza 2 is really good so far, although it does sometimes make me a bit impatient to play with the amount of cutscenes. Not that it has far too many, but just the fighting is so much fun I want to jump back in. So far the story is being set up quite well though.

Mass Effect, I'm playing this through again to remember the events clearly for Part 2, and also to make sure I can use my character to carry over.
Still enjoying it as much as I did when I first played it, but now I'm getting a huge urge to play Knights of the Old Republic again as well.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 07, 2010, 04:00:44 pm
Well the last game I've been playin' was good ol' Lost Odyssey.

I picked up the game again, after a full month of not playing it, partially because I was too busy with Bayonetta and I also got Magna Carta 2 on the pipeline after I got it for dirt cheap at my local Worten store.

Anyway, I was stuck in (spoiler alert)
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The Arthosaurus mini-game.
You know that mini-game on the 4th and final game disc in which you have to stop 4 arthosauruses from reaching Numara is any of them even comes close to it, it's instant Game Over.

I had tried 3 times and failed, two times because the very first arthousarus decided to do Heat Breath twice in a row, thus taking out my characters in one swift blow. The third time I tried getting all 3 of them and failed.

So I used the following tactic, I defeated two arthousaurus as quickly as possible and I lunged at the remaining two. I put one of them to sleep then proceded to get the other one and I did. It worked like a charm.

And here I was expecting another good hours of fun, until I get to yet another boss battle, this one being the hardest so far.

You see, after you return to Numara, General Kukunas goes power hungry and decides to fight Ming head-on.

The boss battle ensues, you fight 3 tanks, two support tanks and one cannon tank.

The boss fight is so hard that depending on what you do, the battle may be over for you in just two rounds, due to a cheap Full Canon Hit Attack that takes out anyone in my part and that is just cheap.

Lost Odyssey really likes to sucker punch the player when it can. You only have fun in this game when it allows you to.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 07, 2010, 10:47:44 pm
I sat down yesterday with the intent of putting some time into No More Heroes. I got it when it came out a while back, but didn't get too far.
The whole making money thing between jobs didn't really click. Anyway, I ended up playing it for about 8 hours straight and beat it.
Awesome game. Really can't wait to play the second one.

I also started Klonoa (the Wii remake) yesterday.  Finished that one this afternoon.  Really fun platformer. I'll probably go back and get all the villagers that I missed the first time through.

Aside from those two, there's the usual bouts of Rainbow Six Vegas 2 with my girlfriend. We're so close to beating Murdertown.

Since I've actually been making progress on my backlog lately, I'm thinking that finally finishing Final Fantasy V is next.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on February 08, 2010, 12:00:28 am
Bayonetta demo: I will stop hating it as much now.

Empire: still never beat the story mode or a normal campaign yet, despite 180 hours of gameplay, lolol.

Otherwise I just tired out some new games I have gotten, but I do not count that as 'playing it', as I intend to finish them later.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 08, 2010, 02:02:52 am
In anticipation of Sonic and Sega Racing, I've been trying to beef up my acomplishments in SEGA SuperStars Tennis. It's not that bad of a game but it's nowhere close to Virtua Tennis. I sure do love the minigames in SEGA Superstars Tennis though!

I've also been forcing myself to beat Ninja Gaiden II after nearly 2 years of having it sit in my backlog. Great game, not as hard as I remembered it to be though. I'll probably take back those words once I try harder settings.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 08, 2010, 02:44:24 am
I really wanted to get 1000gs for SST but I had played it so much on the wii (one of the best wii games imo) I was burned out on the game, I did get quite a few online matches in and won almost all of them.

This reminds me that SST is a very easy game, I hope SASAR is more challenging.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 08, 2010, 03:00:48 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I really wanted to get 1000gs for SST but I had played it so much on the wii (one of the best wii games imo) I was burned out on the game, I did get quite a few online matches in and won almost all of them.

This reminds me that SST is a very easy game, I hope SASAR is more challenging.

Same here for the 1000/1000gs but my problem roots more from not finding anybody to play with online.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 08, 2010, 04:20:22 am
Max, for Lost Odyssey that is one of the hardest bosses in the game, do not worry, it is the only part you need to power level. There is an area with Ming's special weapon or something like that (it has been awhile, my memory of it is fading) there are a lot of easy enemies there you can kill for a lot of experience points. There is also a move Sed has that lets you use two items at a time, so you can get your immortals to learn this as well and then stock up on the revive item.

I have been playing a lot of games lately actually, highly unusual for me! I was just getting angsty to play some newer games I cannot afford yet, so I figured I would replay a ton of my games I have had for years.

Skies of Arcadia Legends (GameCube) - This is actually my third time playing through Skies of Arcadia! I have not played through it in over 4 years, so I figured it was about time I give it another go. Amazing game, one of my favorites ever easily, but... I really really really hate the cheap one hit kill magic. It is bullshit!

Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox) - Brilliant game. You can really tell just by how everything is presented that this really is one of if not SEGA's most cherished franchise, and with this I am shocked nothing of it is in S&SASR...

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) - Basically my least favorite 3D Zelda game by a lot, but it is still really nice. The music quality is horrendous, the graphics are muddy and weird, the camera is bullshit and Wolf Link is an absolute joke. It sounds like I hate the game a lot, but I just compare it with Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time a lot is all, I think this is a very good game actually.

Shining Force (SEGA Genesis) - One of my favorite games growing up. I love the world and music a lot especially. Max is the man, totally needs to be in a SEGA crossover game in the future.

Ninja Gaiden II (Xbox 360) - I am trying to get a few more achievements I missed out on when I first got it. Great game, but damn unpolished in a few bits. Because of this you can really tell Itagaki wanted out of Tecmo by the time the game was half done, it is a shame the team had to pretty much ruin the point and basic concept of the series after he left though.

Plants vs Zombies (PC) - It is my favorite game from 2009, so you can tell I love it a lot! However! Just the other day my HDD fried, so I lost my 30+ hours save file. Joy.

I really cannot wait to get Bayonetta and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie next. I have not been able to afford a new game for awhile, so it is like woah man, WOAH!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 08, 2010, 05:03:32 am
Is it about 3 weeks away for SASAR?

that's pretty soon, getting HYPED!

I liked twilight princess but I agree it is probably the worst 3d Zelda, with Windwaker being my favourite.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 08, 2010, 09:32:39 am
Quote from: "upsidedown fuji"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I really wanted to get 1000gs for SST but I had played it so much on the wii (one of the best wii games imo) I was burned out on the game, I did get quite a few online matches in and won almost all of them.

This reminds me that SST is a very easy game, I hope SASAR is more challenging.

Same here for the 1000/1000gs but my problem roots more from not finding anybody to play with online.
I know what you mean, I also have trouble getting AAA on all mini games, some are impossible. Take Chu Chu Rocket mini-games for example.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 08, 2010, 02:51:27 pm
Those Chu Chu Rocket ones were the only ones I couldn't finish either.

I finally beat the first No More Heroes the other day, and also played through the Klonoa remake on Wii. Both very solid games.

Finally finishing Final Fantasy V after 2 years of putting it off is next on the gaming agenda.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on February 08, 2010, 02:59:57 pm
Been playing Chu Chu Rocket (GBA) and Sonic Unleashed on the wii
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on February 08, 2010, 03:16:22 pm
My Xbox broke :c

So I've been playing:
Final Fantasy IV on the GBA
Gran Turismo and Lumines on the PSP
and World Cup 98 on the N64

Next on my list shall be Mass Effect 2, Chu Chu Rocket and SASASRWBAK I hope :D

And I just ordered a spanking like-new in-box complete GameBoy Micro for 25 bucks!

Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 09, 2010, 05:09:06 am
25 dolars is a hell of a deal for a gb micro.
is the gameboy advance port of Sonic really that bad; if it isn't i'll be pretty tempted to get one for myself.

I got the platinum trophy for Assassin's creed 2, my new years resolution was to get at least one platinum or 1000/1000gs this year and I have already managed 2 platinums.

My friend is talking me into Bioshock 2; I get paid on Friday and am moving on Sat so could do with a nice singleplayer game to last until my net is back up and running.
I just don't know if Bioshock needed a sequel.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on February 09, 2010, 12:45:44 pm
Just been playing Resident Evil 4 again .... and then went back to Sonic Unleashed again
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 09, 2010, 12:55:15 pm
(http://http://i45.tinypic.com/5uesg1.jpg)

I did it. I freakin' did it(finished the boss fight, I haven't finished the game yet).

Quote
In what is one of the toughest boss battles in the game, I have managed to defeat Kakanas and his tanks.
Turns out it was easier than I had previously thought.
See there are two support tanks. One of them steals your MP for Kakanas's tank and the other steals MP to fuel his Cannon attack. What did I do? Simple, destroyed the support tank B, after that it's pretty easy.
Just have someone cast Zephyra every now and then and it's all smooth sailing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 09, 2010, 12:57:26 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
is the gameboy advance port of Sonic really that bad; if it isn't i'll be pretty tempted to get one for myself.

It's truly horrible, the physic engine has been completely redone and due to this there are many MANY glitches. Seriously it's one of the worst ports/conversions ever.

Due to the size of the GBA screen, you can't see that far into the distence, the sound quality is pretty poor, there is popup, you can still get hurt whilst charging the spindash and really, it's just not very good. Shadow the Hedgehog is better then Sonic 1 on the GBA.

You should try out the first Sonic Advance if you want a Sonic fix though, it's the best of the advance series if you ask me.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on February 09, 2010, 02:24:37 pm
I quite liked all of the Sonic Advance games... they were a lot better then Sonic 1 on the GBA
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 09, 2010, 04:01:04 pm
Quote from: "Aki-at"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
is the gameboy advance port of Sonic really that bad; if it isn't i'll be pretty tempted to get one for myself.

It's truly horrible, the physic engine has been completely redone and due to this there are many MANY glitches. Seriously it's one of the worst ports/conversions ever.

Due to the size of the GBA screen, you can't see that far into the distence, the sound quality is pretty poor, there is popup, you can still get hurt whilst charging the spindash and really, it's just not very good. Shadow the Hedgehog is better then Sonic 1 on the GBA.

You should try out the first Sonic Advance if you want a Sonic fix though, it's the best of the advance series if you ask me.

oh, I won't bother then.
How about the rush games for ds? Are they just speed and no gameplay?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on February 09, 2010, 04:05:42 pm
Hmm, I enjoyed Sonic Rush but it is pretty much all speed... The boss battles are quite fun
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on February 09, 2010, 04:16:38 pm
To beat the first level of Sonic Rush, you literally only have to hold right.

Later you do the same thing, except it is a task of dodging holes.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 09, 2010, 04:29:11 pm
Quote from: "Waffle"
To beat the first level of Sonic Rush, you literally only have to hold right.

Later you do the same thing, except it is a task of dodging holes.
In the other 2-D Sonic games you hold left and dodge water falls?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 09, 2010, 04:38:24 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
oh, I won't bother then.
How about the rush games for ds? Are they just speed and no gameplay?

What Kogen said, Sonic Rush is mostly about speeding your way through and avoiding death traps then any pure platforming goodness, they tried to put better level design in Sonic Rush Adventure, but the fact that you've got search for items (Which opens up a shoot em up minigame) meant that the game could get tedious really quickly.

Like I said, unless you've already got it or didn't like what you've played of it prior, Sonic Advance is probably, with Sonic Pocket Adventure withstanding, the closest handheld game to focus on platforming and not just speeding. Click below to see what the level design is like just incase you want to check.

http://soniccenter.org/maps/svz12.png (http://soniccenter.org/maps/svz12.png)

Quote from: "George"
In the other 2-D Sonic games you hold left and dodge water falls?

[youtube:b25bx9y9]TtsEiUCuPDk[/youtube:b25bx9y9]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on February 09, 2010, 05:43:52 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
25 dolars is a hell of a deal for a gb micro.
is the gameboy advance port of Sonic really that bad; if it isn't i'll be pretty tempted to get one for myself.
I know right? I think it arrives tomorrow :DD

Well, if you're like me and have a blast by playing bad games (that is SO bad and glitchy that you just laugh your ass off), you'll have fun!
If these things just bother you, or you want to play it really seriously, than a definite no.

It is REALLY bad ;P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Dr. SEGA Monkey on February 09, 2010, 05:52:59 pm
You guys are looking at Rush the wrong way. It's meant to be like a score attack game. It's about doing tricks and being fast to rack up your score, not careful platforming.

It's like NiGHTS. Without score attacking, it's probably the easiest game in the world. But the challenge is getting A ranks and getting a high score. That's the way the game is meant to be played.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on February 09, 2010, 07:17:55 pm
Score attack by not falling down a hole every 2 seconds is really fun. ^^
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 09, 2010, 08:43:49 pm
Sonic Rush sucks, do not compare it to NiGHTS into Dreams, compare it to NiGHTS Journey of Dreams if anything.

Dr SEGA Monkey, you are on thin ice. Liking Sonic Rush and saying Bentley Jones all in the span of two days? Keep it up and I will ban you!

No I am not a mod and have no authority or actual ability to do so, but I will moan about it to George the next time he has a hangover so he might actually do it!

/joke post
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Dr. SEGA Monkey on February 09, 2010, 08:57:32 pm
I also think that Sonic 06 and Iron Man are the best SEGA games. And Hardy Boys should be in SASASR driving Simon Jeffrey.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on February 10, 2010, 12:56:22 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Sonic Rush sucks, do not compare it to NiGHTS into Dreams, compare it to NiGHTS Journey of Dreams if anything.

Dr SEGA Monkey, you are on thin ice. Liking Sonic Rush and saying Bentley Jones all in the span of two days? Keep it up and I will ban you!

No I am not a mod and have no authority or actual ability to do so, but I will moan about it to George the next time he has a hangover so he might actually do it!

/joke post
Stop cyber bullying the other users, we only ask that you treat others with respect. three strikes and you're out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 10, 2010, 06:33:03 am
The Sonic Rush games are solid.  The Bonus stages in the first one are some of my favourites from the Sonic series. Picture the bonus stages from Sonic 2 on Genesis, but with touch screen control, so you can be really precise.
I also really liked the music (more Jet Set Radio than Sonic, but I loved JSR, so it did it for me)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on February 10, 2010, 02:38:21 pm
Buy this.

http://www.chimegame.com/ (http://www.chimegame.com/)

Great stuff, only 400 points.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on February 10, 2010, 06:46:16 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
Buy this.

http://www.chimegame.com/ (http://www.chimegame.com/)

Great stuff, only 400 points.
Some of the money goes towards donations to Haiti, so I never even tried the demo.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on February 10, 2010, 08:04:11 pm
Sorry, Adolf isn't coming back.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 11, 2010, 03:12:54 am
Was just playing Yakuza 2 and HOLY CRAP, I was kinda dissapointed with the game so far, not that it was bad, but it was a bit slow I thought, but I just got to the part where I had to go back to the River Styx/Purgatory and HOLY CRAP HE'S BACK FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Awesome part of the game, up there with the earlier parts with Ryuji.  :afroman:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 11, 2010, 03:15:10 am
Beat it, come back and tell us what you thought.

Playing Super Monkey Ball Step and Roll.  :afroman:  :afroman:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 11, 2010, 05:18:00 am
Quote from: "George"
Beat it, come back and tell us what you thought.

Playing Super Monkey Ball Step and Roll.  :afroman:  :afroman:

great can this be the bits' first review?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 11, 2010, 05:38:38 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "George"
Beat it, come back and tell us what you thought.

Playing Super Monkey Ball Step and Roll.  :afroman:  :afroman:

great can this be the bits' first review?
Seems that way, i'll try to have it up by Monday.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on February 11, 2010, 01:59:13 pm
I'm playing Gran Turismo PSP (with Sonic musics to add up the race  :mrgreen:)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on February 11, 2010, 02:00:45 pm
I'm playing a lot of Borderlands, and every once in a while pick up Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 with my brother.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: STORM! on February 11, 2010, 03:11:36 pm
 YEAH! I'M(almost) BACK!!!

 Playing Uncharted 2 since its release, and can't stop this thing!!! Its stealing my life... more than [PHANTASY STAR ONLINE] on the DC. :roll:


 Who wants to be killed by STORM! ? LET'S PLAY!! :twisted:



T+
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 11, 2010, 03:15:59 pm
Quote from: "STORM!"
 YEAH! I'M(almost) BACK!!!

 Playing Uncharted 2 since its release, and can't stop this thing!!! Its stealing my life... more than [PHANTASY STAR ONLINE] on the DC. :roll:


 Who wants to be killed by STORM! ? LET'S PLAY!! :twisted:



T+

Love that game. What's your PSN ID?
I'll play Uncharted 2 any time :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: STORM! on February 11, 2010, 03:22:00 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "STORM!"
 YEAH! I'M(almost) BACK!!!

 Playing Uncharted 2 since its release, and can't stop this thing!!! Its stealing my life... more than [PHANTASY STAR ONLINE] on the DC. :roll:


 Who wants to be killed by STORM! ? LET'S PLAY!! :twisted:



T+

Love that game. What's your PSN ID?
I'll play Uncharted 2 any time :)

 PSN ID= STORMKAMI

 I'm at level 56 right now!! XD
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 11, 2010, 03:24:21 pm
Quote from: "STORM!"
[ PSN ID= STORMKAMI

 I'm at level 56 right now!! XD

Wow. Impressive
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 12, 2010, 03:35:36 pm
I'm level 12 but I do have the platinum,
add me Danny_Fantango and we cold try the three player co op out.

Oh I should mention I have no Internet for 8-10 days because I'm moving house tomorrow!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Happy Cat on February 12, 2010, 08:51:47 pm
I decided to play some Flower tonight.

It was relaxing, and i completed the first level 100% finally =P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 12, 2010, 09:28:10 pm
Just went from start to finish on Shadow Dancer for the Mega Drive.

You know, there aren't many one hit games I could stomach, but this is one of them. Also stage 3 has such an amazing boss (Final boss fight has a good tune too!)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Old_School on February 12, 2010, 09:32:43 pm
I played some Clockwork Knight and Nights: Into Dreams earlier today.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 12, 2010, 09:41:57 pm
Quote from: "Old_School"
I played some Clockwork Knight and Nights: Into Dreams earlier today.

You a fan of Clockwork Knights?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 12, 2010, 10:47:36 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I'm level 12 but I do have the platinum,
add me Danny_Fantango and we cold try the three player co op out.

Oh I should mention I have no Internet for 8-10 days because I'm moving house tomorrow!

Sounds like a good time.

I just played through the Heavy Rain demo. Very impressive visually. I wasn't sure if it was just going to be one big QTE, but you do have a lot of choice as far as things you can do/not do.
The demo's got me sold. I really want to pick up this game when I have the extra cash.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 12, 2010, 11:02:35 pm
STORM has wanted to play Uncharted 2 with me for awhile. Just that my internet at my house is ass. Its laggy about 70% of the time. Though I'm up for it. (angelcoma).

Does everyone have headsets?

Downloading Fl0W, Sony  made a mistake or something because its free on PSN. So if you get on, check its still free. (US Store).  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on February 13, 2010, 04:37:58 am
Quote from: "Old_School"
I played some Clockwork Knight and Nights: Into Dreams earlier today.

Aki likes you already. So do I.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 13, 2010, 10:31:32 am
Quote from: "George"
STORM has wanted to play Uncharted 2 with me for awhile. Just that my internet at my house is ass. Its laggy about 70% of the time. Though I'm up for it. (angelcoma).

Does everyone have headsets?

Downloading Fl0W, Sony  made a mistake or something because its free on PSN. So if you get on, check its still free. (US Store).  :mrgreen:

I've got a headset.

I downloaded flOw this morning. I only got to play it for about 5 minutes, so I didn't really get used to the controls. I'll give it another shot later though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 13, 2010, 05:13:19 pm
Today was mostly comprised of doing one of the final dungeons in Lost Odyssey, Grand Staff.

I was doing OK till I opened the first door on the third floor and had a fight with a Experiment N.1 boss, he kept regenerating health, and casted Powerus on himself thus taking out Seth and Kaim in mostly one or two blows. Here's what sucked, at one point I wanted to lose the fight and I couldn't, because my immortals gets up once every two turns, so I exited the game and had to start over again.

No biggy, I did get everything back in like 4 or so random fights. But I haven't made it back to that part with the experimental boss thingy.

Nevermind, I'm done with LO for the day.

What else? I burned some extra rubber in the S&S-ASR demo.

And I finished off with some Smackdown vs RAW 2010 with my favourite game mode, the Royal Rumble, partly to take the bad taste away from my mouth after this month's dreadful ppv.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on February 13, 2010, 06:18:51 pm
Since my Xbox is still awaiting the arrival of said miracle repair kit, I'm off playing some game boy!

Sonic Advance 2 is the chosen one alongside Final Fantasy IV.

I did NOT remember this game to be so good. It is like the best Sonic game I've played in a huge while.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: east of eastside on February 13, 2010, 07:44:10 pm
Bayonetta PS3

Objectively speaking, all the hype aside, the gameplay (including innovative mechanics for the genre) is the winner here.  It is just satisfying to play and replay.  I just recently got LBP and Motostorm Pacific Rift, but I just keep playing Bayonetta.  I wanted to kind of save and extend Bayonetta until Yakuza got here, but fuck that, it aint going to happen, but I don't care because I'm enjoying myself.

If you are not great at the genre like me, I bet you are gonna be kind of overwhelmed and not that into it for the first hours of play, but give it time and it will come around.  Especially when you start unlocking the techniques, shit starts going over the top crazy and you are just sitting there smiling while you play.

I recently finished Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and I thought I liked that better than Bayonetta, but fuck that cuz I already like Bayonetta better than I did Ninja Gaiden.

She's deeper, heh..  :afroman:

If you haven't picked up this game yet, make sure you do at least when the first price drops hit.

Sorry you were such a wussy Sega fan and had to wait before hitting the witch.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 13, 2010, 07:49:21 pm
Just finished a really quick playthrough of Mass Effect, going to start ME2 tomorrow or so.

Will go back to Yakuza 2 as well, probably this afternoon.

Apart from that I finished Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box a few days ago, really good game, even if it's basically a collection of puzzles with an Adventure Game interface.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 13, 2010, 08:41:40 pm
Just playing through Revenge of Shinobi right now, disco ninja boss just finished, moving onto the third stage. I tell you, even though it's been outdone and it's an aged game, there is still a lot of cool stuff in this game, can't wait until I get to beat the stuffings out of Batman, Spiderman and Godzilla, going to show them all who's the boss!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 13, 2010, 09:15:48 pm
Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever played much of Revenge... I'll have to make that a top priority when I get my GP2X  :afroman:

I'm hoping to start playing Wet on 360 after Yakuza 2, and KOTOR after ME2. Playing Mass Effect made me think of the game, and how long it's been since I played it.

I also want to go back and re-play RE:CV sometime as well, maybe after Wet.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 14, 2010, 12:10:40 am
I've been leveling up a couple of jobs before I go much further in Final Fantasy V.  Some story thing happened, and I ended up losing my healer for the meantime.

Also, I played a good chunk of flOw.  I finally get the controls, and it's a pretty fun game :).
The AVP demo finally works, and it's really fun.  I haven't gotten a chance to play as a predator, but the Marine is very intense, and the Alien is just a blast to bolt around.

I played a bit of Half-Minute Hero too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Happy Cat on February 14, 2010, 01:37:30 am
Just got done playing some Valkyria Chronicles.  Did a skirmish and some side stories I unlocked because I wasn't ready for Chapter 14 battle again yet.  Largo loves him some veggies! ^_^
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 14, 2010, 08:00:13 am
Quote from: "ShadiWulf"
Just got done playing some Valkyria Chronicles.  Did a skirmish and some side stories I unlocked because I wasn't ready for Chapter 14 battle again yet.  Largo loves him some veggies! ^_^

yEAH he does :D
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 14, 2010, 08:08:39 am
Soup we got to play some co-op Uncharted sometime.

Started Afro Samurai (eh, already) and Batman Arkham Asylum (finally).

Games in the back burner:
- Fl0w
- Briad
- Critter Crunch

and a few others. I still have not gotten the platinum on Uncharted 2. I might do that soon.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 14, 2010, 08:12:34 am
Quote from: "George"
Soup we got to play some co-op Uncharted sometime.

Started Afro Samurai (eh, already) and Batman Arkham Asylum (finally).

Games in the back burner:
- Fl0w
- Briad
- Critter Crunch

and a few others. I still have not gotten the platinum on Uncharted 2. I might do that soon.  :mrgreen:

Sounds good to me. I'm on the Eastern Standard Timezone.

I just beat flOw.
Very cool game once I got the controls clicked.  I think I'll play it through to get a few more of the trophies before going back to the rest of my backlog.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 14, 2010, 03:56:33 pm
Quote from: "George"
STORM has wanted to play Uncharted 2 with me for awhile. Just that my internet at my house is ass. Its laggy about 70% of the time. Though I'm up for it. (angelcoma).

Does everyone have headsets?

Downloading Fl0W, Sony  made a mistake or something because its free on PSN. So if you get on, check its still free. (US Store).  :mrgreen:


I have a blutooth headset that I found in the move.
We should totally get a game in at some point, if it's a Friday or Saturday night would be best as I am on grenich mean time.



I'm playing heart attack mode on outrun online, the best I have done is AA so far.

Going to pick up Bipshock 2 tomorrow, it's going to be about 8 days until I am online again so can do with an offline game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 14, 2010, 04:20:34 pm
I just have one thing to say about what I played today;

F*** Lost Odyssey. Words can't describe how ticked off I am about this.

I tried doing the Grand Staff which is the second to last dungeon in the game, man are you kiddin' me?

This dungeon is the ultimate bullshit, there's no save point apart from that one early on and after speding a full hour roaming around and leveling up quite a bit, I get to the top and there's a freakin' boss fight with the Saints, Gongora's body guards.

Which I lost. And the game takes place immediatly after you get to the top, and there's nothing.
It's really so frustrating, this makes the previous chores look like practice mode.

A lack of save-points makes it impossible for me to saveguard everything I had done until that point, especially when I need to leave the house for whatever reason.

The dungeon itself is a maze, which has wrong turns and a boss that might kill you if you happen to operate it.

Seriously, screw this, the game is a total buzz-killer. It's a text book example of how not to make a fun RPG. It's an RPG, alright, but the fun factor depends on how much you can stand leveling up caps, boss fights that you can only win a certain way and only that way, otherwise all you'll get is a Game Over screen and constant ring swapping.

What a bunch of crap, Mistwalker must've had a meeting where the first thing that came up was "How can we make the game hard enough?"

'Cause I'm serious,I'm this close to calling it quits, watching the ending on Youtube and play Magna Carta 2 instead.

As weak as Magna Carta 2 is, it can't possibly be as frustratring as Lost Odyssey.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on February 14, 2010, 06:02:07 pm
If you spend some times to the temple of light's dungeon you will level up so much to have no problems in the last dungeon and bosses.
I can understand is quite frustrating but i have to admit the lack of save points is one of the things i appreciate more on that game (wich is one of my fav rpg), i mean, i don't like rpgs where you can save everytime and everywhere i find it boring. The beautiful thing of that kind of games is the fact you spend hours and hours in dungeons beating enemies and enjoy the story, isn't it?
Even Skies of Arcadia was a bit frustrating sometimes for the same reason but it's anyway an awesome game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 14, 2010, 06:42:22 pm
I totally understand where you're coming from, too.

But a save anywhere feature sometimes is necessary. Imagine you have to leave the house for a reason(which is what I did) and I just couln't leave the console off. That is annoying.

But it's only the great characters and strong plot which keeps me going, but even my patience, at some point, wears thin.

LO is an old-school RPG at it's core, with all the same issues that come with such a title.
And I remember Skies of Arcadia too. But from my personal experience, while some dungeons in that game were also hard, the fact that there were no level-up caps like in this one, made boss fights so much easier, but nothing in Skies of Arcadia that was as punishing or frustrating as LO has been so far.

Kinda makes me wish SoA was on XBL. Now there's something I wouldn't mind having on my hard drive.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 14, 2010, 07:23:03 pm
Lost Odyssey has level caps for a reason, they do not want you leveling up just to breeze through the game. It is challenging sure, but I never thought it was too hard for it's own good. Maybe you should just try some side missions to get the better weapons and stuff? It is what I did. Also try to buy a bunch of health items to stock up for Grand Staff.

I do not know why you are complaining about the save points when the game is already 60+ hours. The reason you cannot save anywhere is that if that were the case you might save in an area where you are stuck and cannot return or progress. Would that not be way worse than what we have now?

Honestly I did not have much trouble at all at the last section of the game. Did you get your immortals to learn as many skills as possible? Did you learn the skills that make you absorb certain magic attacks? This stuff can help a lot.

Mostly just playing Skies of Arcadia Legends now and put everything else to the side. I am doing great and having a really awesome time, but this game seriously has some fucking bullshit one hit kills (Rupee especially...). I do not understand how characters dying in one hit constantly is considered fun, Lost Odyssey never did anything like that!

Next up: Bayonetta should be delivered this week.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 14, 2010, 07:32:14 pm
Right now I'm playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2, wanted a change of pace especially with all my Shinobi playthrough, just recently played up to the third stage in Nightshade, not really a good game, but Hibana is totally cool.

Quote from: "max_cady"
But from my personal experience, while some dungeons in that game were also hard, the fact that there were no level-up caps like in this one, made boss fights so much easier, but nothing in Skies of Arcadia that was as punishing or frustrating as LO has been so far.

Yikes, there are level caps? Honestly, if you are going to create a RPG and are afraid that people will just skip ahead too far in their leveling up, it kind of destroys one of the fundamentals of the genre.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 14, 2010, 08:22:58 pm
@Sega Uranus

Fortunately I have another save prior to entering Grand Staff so maybe I'll do those sidequests.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 14, 2010, 08:43:01 pm
Quote from: "Aki-at"
Yikes, there are level caps? Honestly, if you are going to create a RPG and are afraid that people will just skip ahead too far in their leveling up, it kind of destroys one of the fundamentals of the genre.

They are extremely lenient rules though. He did not explain that the level caps only come into play when you spend over an hour doing nothing but power leveling. IMO it was an extremely good choice so now the players cannot do the most boring form of cheating in the world, at least not a lot of it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 14, 2010, 08:49:35 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
They are extremely lenient rules though. He did not explain that the level caps only come into play when you spend over an hour doing nothing but power leveling. IMO it was an extremely good choice so now the players cannot do the most boring form of cheating in the world, at least not a lot of it.

But like the whole point of a role playing game is to have a high enough level to be able to beat the boss, tactics do come into consideration but often or not, it's how high your level is, so capping it just seems rather silly.

It be one thing if a level 5 character could stop the final boss, but since the genre is completely dependent on leveling up your character, to impose such restrictions seems out of place, they should have just made an adventure game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 14, 2010, 09:30:13 pm
I would have preferred it being an adventure game probably, but you do not know all of the mechanics of the game. You do not just level up your characters, you upgrade your weapons, rings, skills, vehicles... There are tons of stuff that you do not know about the game. I would say half of the time of playing the game I was in the menus tweaking the characters and stuff. I can understand this is not for everyone, but saying it goes against the whole concept of the genre is a bit weird.

I mean, do you think the Spirit system in Skies of Arcadia goes against the fundamentals of the genre? I mean, you can do an infinite amount of special attacks without losing anything outside of battle, heal everyone or regain all of your MP back, stuff like that. Wasn't the whole point of using special abilities in RPGs was to save them until you needed them most and not be able to use them constantly in every battle?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 14, 2010, 09:32:49 pm
I do not like Skies of Arcadia for the gameplay you know?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 14, 2010, 09:35:17 pm
Well fuck you, the Spirit system is awesome!

[spoiler:83pyalh8]I would have preferred if both were adventure games[/spoiler:83pyalh8]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 15, 2010, 02:05:26 am
Quote from: "Aki-at"
I do not like Skies of Arcadia for the gameplay you know?

Why do you say things like this?  :cry:

Surely you liked the Ship to Ship battles at least! I can understand not liking the other battles all that much though, even though I thought a lot of those battles were very good too.

Aaaaaaaaaaaanyway, I just got TVC on Wii, FUCKING AWESOME GAME. Really fun fighter, and Frank West is legendary!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on February 15, 2010, 05:12:47 am
Has anyone played Walk It Out on the Wii?
Just watched the CGR review, it looks pretty addictive.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 15, 2010, 07:53:36 am
I finally beat Ninja Gaiden II so I decided to continue my career in Forza 3.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 15, 2010, 12:27:05 pm
Still plugging away at Final Fantasy V.
I've only got 4 dungeons to go I think.  It's mostly just that "get all the most powerful weapons and spells" part of the game.
Gotta beat Odin, so I can have a summon that I'll never use.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 15, 2010, 12:35:04 pm
Picked up bioshock 2 so will be playing that.

Looking forward to getting back into the world of rapture.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on February 15, 2010, 02:08:45 pm
Been playing Breath of Fire III on PSP today :/ its so slow
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 16, 2010, 06:56:29 am
I started playing Sonic Unleashed again. I already beat the game earlier last year but I never completed all the hot dog runs and I want to kill this game good.

I already finished a few levels I remember having tons of trouble with, which caused me to put the game down in the first place. I guess I just needed some cool off time.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on February 16, 2010, 08:18:40 am
Oh wait until you try Eggmanland, you'll put the game down for good!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on February 16, 2010, 09:31:11 am
I played through Sonic Unleashed for the PS2 back in '08, and after buying a 360 I started the next (or is it current) gen version. The 360 day levels were beautiful and loads of fun, the first 3-4 night levels were better than treasure hunting or fishing. But once I reached Empire City night I threw the controller down after 2 wasted hours of lame pitfalls and overpowered enemies. I revisited the game last month and beat Empire City night and was rewarded with Empire City day! :D Then Adabat night followed and I put the game down again...

Anyway, I'm playing Trials HD: BIG PACK.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 16, 2010, 09:34:45 am
Quote from: "Aki-at"
Oh wait until you try Eggmanland, you'll put the game down for good!

It was the walking on pipes bit as the werehog that pissed me off the most.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 16, 2010, 12:42:09 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "Aki-at"
Oh wait until you try Eggmanland, you'll put the game down for good!

It was the walking on pipes bit as the werehog that pissed me off the most.

all it took to fix most of the werehog platforming was putting a shadow underneath the were hog.
Instead they put one ups right by the pipes.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 16, 2010, 03:41:51 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "Aki-at"
Oh wait until you try Eggmanland, you'll put the game down for good!

It was the walking on pipes bit as the werehog that pissed me off the most.

all it took to fix most of the werehog platforming was putting a shadow underneath the were hog.
Instead they put one ups right by the pipes.

I agree some shadows would have been nice.  I mean, that's platformer making 101... Then again, it's Sonic team, so it's to be expected they fail at the most rudimentary things.

Also, was there any point to doing those terrible Hotdog chalenges apart from Achievements? There doesn't seem to be any fun/reward from doing them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on February 16, 2010, 06:02:00 pm
Maybe Sonic is a ghost and died 9 years ago?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 16, 2010, 08:16:24 pm
The hotdog achievements are not even worth it. IIRC they are only 10g or 15g each. What a joke.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 16, 2010, 10:32:40 pm
Quote from: "Aki-at"
Oh wait until you try Eggmanland, you'll put the game down for good!

I have many times and am pretty decent at it. It is the werehog sections where you have to balance on pipes while fighting the camera that has made me turn the game off plenty of times. Outside of Eggmanland, I think the game is pretty fun.

With the exception of Eggman Land, I expect to get all hot dog runs completed soon.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 16, 2010, 10:37:39 pm
Yeah, there isn't much reason to do the runs as they are barely justify trying them if you are appoaching them just for the achivement points. I'm doing it because I'm on a sonic kick and I already played 1,2,3,knuckles earler this month. Plus, I like Unleashed (God forbid.)

One thing I wish was in Sonic Unleased were online leaderboards for time/point attacks. I am sure I'd be sitting pretty high in the world rankings just by how much I've played this game (and improved/mastered certain sections of it).

I really hope time attack/point attack leaderboards are in Sonic 4 and Sonic Adventure for XBOX Live (whever that comes out.)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 17, 2010, 01:20:27 pm
Bit further in bioshock 2, it gets pretty repetitive in long plays.
I'm hoping to be back online this time next week to get some online games in before sasar
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 17, 2010, 06:04:12 pm
Been playing Mass Effect 2 and Yakuza 2.

Both games are just really fantastic. Yakuza 2 is really getting to the good bits now, and the side missions are also a lot of fun.

Mass Effect 2 has some pretty big changes from the first game (some that I don't like, like having to scan planets instead of actually landing on them, or the removal of different armor and weapons etc) but overall it's a better game. Really, really impressed. I wasn't expecting it, but it is giving Bayonetta a run for it's money.

EDIT: Almost forgot, also playing Tatsu vs Capcom, really cool game, very fun fighter. Wish the Wii had better online though, I only played a few matches against one guy, but the lag was pretty bad. Not quite SNK XBLA games bad, but pretty bad.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 18, 2010, 03:21:54 pm
Putting off Final Fantasy V once again, to play more Half-Minute Hero.  If you've got a PSP and have any interest in RPG's whatsoever, do yourself a favour and pick this one up (it's even on sale on the PSN right now).
I'm on chapter XIII or so of the "Hero 30" section of the game (beating some evil lord in less than 30 seconds).  Xseed did a great job on the localization. Full of personality.
I've run into a decent amount of branching paths too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 18, 2010, 04:14:34 pm
Most likely be getting a pso go in a couple of weeks and half minute hero was so something I am quite interested in.
That and lbp, burnout dominator, motostorm and powerstone collection.
Why are there no virtua tennis titles on the psn?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on February 18, 2010, 04:51:57 pm
Just finished Saints Row 2's Ultor Exposed and Corporate Warfare Add-On missions. Now alls I gotta do is wait for ModNation Racers to be released.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 18, 2010, 05:18:31 pm
I'm really not too sure why they haven't put Virtua Tennis up there yet. Lumines, Every Extend Extra, FF Tactics(the remake) and Crisis Core are MIA too for some reason.
Prinny, Locoroco 2, Sonic Rivals (1&2), Crush, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, and MGS: Portable Ops are safe bets too.  Echoshift looks like it'll be pretty solid when it comes out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 19, 2010, 08:05:23 pm
Virtua tennis would be a logical choice to put on Live/PSN as a downloadable game. Not sure why it hasn't been done sooner.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 20, 2010, 10:14:30 am
I played through a bit of the Lost in Nightmares DLC for Resident Evil 5 last night. It was really late, so I didn't get through the whole thing.
It's really similar to the first RE, but running on the RE5 engine. The mansion layout is pretty similar. The majority of it is: grab this item, bring it back to where it goes, pick up something else, go through the newly opened door, etc...
They've got the door opening animation from the old games in it, which was cool.
I'd say it's worth the $5.

Other than that, I've been playing more Half-Minute Hero
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 20, 2010, 02:22:59 pm
I just got my burnout paradise platinum trophy, I only needed to get the 60 billboards, found all routes, 5x showtime and 5 burning routes to get it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 20, 2010, 02:26:29 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I just got my burnout paradise platinum trophy, I only needed to get the 60 billboards, found all routes, 5x showtime and 5 burning routes to get it.

Congrats :).
Definitely one of my favourite games of this generation.  
The DLC has a decent amount of fun trophies too. The Big Surf Island DLC was pretty great.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 20, 2010, 02:33:08 pm
Thanks

I thought i needed the 10 timed challenges for the plat but I guess I don't.

I am at 62% with my bike and surf island trophies, definitely my favourite racer of all time, I even have it on 360 somewhere!
I almost wrote of going for it when I was stuck on 118 events, luckily I went on the freeway and found the last two.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 20, 2010, 02:38:40 pm
I think there are almost just as many DLC trophies (not nessecary to get the platinum) as there are normal trophies.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 20, 2010, 06:20:35 pm
I need to get the Burnout Plat too. I might give it a go again some other time. The only one that I might be able to get is the picture one.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 20, 2010, 08:22:06 pm
I finished off the Lost in Nightmares DLC for RE5.
A little not to any of you planning on playing it: you have to do it all in one sitting.  There are no save points.  The checkpoints are only there to restart if you die.

That said, it took me around an hour to beat it (with reading all the notes left behind).  It's a lot more along the survival horror mood of the first couple games, than the more action oriented 4&5.  Limited weapons, quiet environments where shit could pop out at any second, etc....
The ending's just one of the flashbacks from RE5, so it was a little anti-climactic, but fun either way.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 21, 2010, 05:09:43 am
Quote from: "George"
I need to get the Burnout Plat too. I might give it a go again some other time. The only one that I might be able to get is the picture one.


If you're in the uk I can post my camera to you, I got it free from a friend.

Edit. Just realised you said might not might not.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 21, 2010, 07:31:49 am
Playing Virtua Fighter 5 on 360. Relearning the game to be able to compete with some of you guys. I shaved my wireless 360 controller dpad groove last year and am very pleased at how accurate my commands are compared to the one I haven't sanded down yet.

Dojo command mode is tough on a few moves that require half circle stuff though. I have never been all that good at that though... There's only so much I can blame on a bad controller.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 21, 2010, 10:40:35 am
Finished bioshock 2, it's nowhere near as good as the first one but still ended really well.

Started a new game save on jet set radio future, I forgot how impressive the updated shibuya terminal is.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 21, 2010, 01:01:49 pm
Just finished the first case in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth.  The new logic system is pretty interesting. Plus, it's a little weird not actually going into a courtroom.  So far I'm liking the game though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on February 21, 2010, 01:58:08 pm
Playing VCS (on the PSP), and it has custom soundtracks, but I'm having trouble on using them :(. If anybody has the game and knows on how to use the custom soundtracks for VCS, please let me know.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 21, 2010, 05:28:21 pm
Quote from: "upsidedown fuji"
Playing Virtua Fighter 5 on 360. Relearning the game to be able to compete with some of you guys. I shaved my wireless 360 controller dpad groove last year and am very pleased at how accurate my commands are compared to the one I haven't sanded down yet.

Dojo command mode is tough on a few moves that require half circle stuff though. I have never been all that good at that though... There's only so much I can blame on a bad controller.

I can't remember if I have you on my friend list or not, but if not feel free to add me (MadeManG74) and we'll play a few games of VF5! I'm not very good either, but it's always fun to play regardless. That also reminds me I should hit up Barrington for a few more matches soon as well.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 21, 2010, 05:39:00 pm
Critter Crunch.
[youtube:1833hqya]bnEFQYgeB4o[/youtube:1833hqya]
Best $3.49 I have ever spent.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 22, 2010, 03:01:21 am
Quote from: "George"
Critter Crunch.
[youtube:1ljuch24]bnEFQYgeB4o[/youtube:1ljuch24]
Best $3.49 I have ever spent.

Looks like Magical Drop 2 with critters instead of colored balls. Cute and fun looking. I wish I had a PS3... Kind of regret asking for a wii for Christmas. I know I would have used a PS3 more.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 22, 2010, 06:01:25 am
Ehh, should have probably. I use my PS3 quite often.

Talking about PS3, I got the Burnout DLC, so trying that out for awhile. 20 bucks is a good price for all the DLC.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 23, 2010, 11:48:48 am
playing banjo kazooie nuts and bolts and Halo 3 ODST.

Halo 3 ODST is not to my taste at all. I don't know what I dislike about it so much but I find it really dull.

I've only got 10 jiggies so far but I'm having a blast on Nuts and Bolts, the vehicle customisation is great, I made a motorcycle and sidecar and am working on a giant 2d Alex Kidd
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 23, 2010, 12:35:33 pm
AvP. Actually, downloading a 27mb patch.. yes, there is already a patch ...  :|

I got the PS3 version.  :x
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 23, 2010, 01:08:11 pm
Quote from: "George"
AvP. Actually, downloading a 27mb patch.. yes, there is already a patch ...  :|

I got the PS3 version.  :x

Hopefully the online will work after the patch!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 23, 2010, 02:12:30 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "George"
AvP. Actually, downloading a 27mb patch.. yes, there is already a patch ...  :|

I got the PS3 version.  :x

Hopefully the online will work after the patch!
Did one game, works fine. Though the guy I was playing against disconnected, lol. I guess he did not like getting killed by me :( .
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 23, 2010, 03:33:40 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
playing banjo kazooie nuts and bolts and Halo 3 ODST.

Halo 3 ODST is not to my taste at all. I don't know what I dislike about it so much but I find it really dull.

I've only got 10 jiggies so far but I'm having a blast on Nuts and Bolts, the vehicle customisation is great, I made a motorcycle and sidecar and am working on a giant 2d Alex Kidd

Ah yeah Banjo Kazooie's vehicle builder is really great. There's a surprisingly good physics engine behind the game. You have to show us that Alex Kidd when it's done!

As for ODST, it is a bit slower than the other games, particularly when you need to search for clues in the city.

Quote from: "George"
AvP. Actually, downloading a 27mb patch.. yes, there is already a patch ...  :|

Hurm, I remember hearing that there was a glitch where you could earn 'Experience'/Ranking points by playing the Marine Campaign on Nightmare, instead of having to play online. I wonder if thats what they scrapped? I was hoping they wouldn't since I hate online only achievements.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 24, 2010, 02:14:24 am
Double Post, but it's worth it!

I just finished Yakuza 2! Wow what a game!

Spoilers of course:

There were so many memorable moments through the last parts of the game, Goro disarming the bomb by 'instinct', taking on the Korean Mafia goons over and over, the fights with Ryuji... all brilliantly done. Excellent game, and I can't wait for Yakuza 3.


End Spoilers!


Anyway, if I had one complaint it would be that I would like more moves and techniques, but even so what was there was very good. Another interesting thing was the sheer number of side missions. I did so many more than the first Yakuza game, but I apparnatly did only around HALF of the avaiable ones. Very impressive.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 24, 2010, 05:28:36 am
Well, considering I got to be here in Felgueiras all week, nothing like playing Broken Sword on my Game Boy Micro.

It's a great conversion, no doubt about it, shame that the voice files are missing since all we get is text and some music bits are missing(some songs are shorter and it loops every now and then), but nevertheless I am immersed in the game all the same.

I just came back from Ireland and now I am going to pay a little visit to Marquet at the Hospital.

And I'm playing Sam & Max Season 1 on my laptop, this game rocks, I'm currently re-playing the first episode, trying complete it as fast as possible.

And hopefully, Thehut.com will ship my copy of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing today.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 24, 2010, 07:04:21 am
I just beat the first Halo yesterday for the first time.
I never had an Xbox back when they came out, so my only experience with Halo was playing multiplayer the odd time over the last few years.
Overall, I thought it was a really solid game.  I enjoyed the story and characters, but there were a couple of things that bugged me a bit.
One smaller problem was the low volume of the characters speaking during the gameplay segments compared to the sound effects and music.  I had to turn the volume up pretty high to catch any of the story bits, and still missed some of it.  I couldn't seem to find anything in the options menu to change the volume levels either.
The biggest problem I had with it was the big empty repeating environments.  Going through the underground complex on the planet, it seemed like I went through the exact same sequence of hallways at least 3 times.  
I did enjoy the gameplay aspect of it though (aside from any section where jumping was mandatory).  Running up to somebody guns a'blazing, where if the bullets didn't get them, the shot from the back of the gun would, was pretty fun :).

Aside from that, I've been playing the Evil Lord 30 mode (after beating Hero 30), in Half-Minute Hero.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 25, 2010, 11:00:07 am
My internet is back up and running!
To celebrate I got owned in a team deathmatch game on Bioshock 2 and.

I also recieved my copy of SASAR in the post and got owned online in that one too!
I am loving SASAR, I have earned my sega blue licence ad have finished 8 missions on AAA so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on February 26, 2010, 09:05:33 am
I slaughtered 5 people on Outrun Online endless 15 course last night. It felt great.

I wish the leader boards were more prominent. I have to dig too much to find my ranking.

It's cool to be in the top 100 but now I want to be in the top 50... I wonder if I can pull that off.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on February 26, 2010, 12:48:06 pm
Played the demo of The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom on XBLA, throughly impressed, I'll be buying it once I complete Braid and/or Portal.

Also, I'm playing Bonanza Brothers and Sega All-Stars Racing with Opa Opa and Ryo
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 26, 2010, 01:03:21 pm
You got a much better version than me.

: looks at case saying 'Billy Hatcher and Sega All-Stars with Amy Rose and Big the Cat.

Although, I had bonanza bros on the Megadrive and thought it was junk.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on February 27, 2010, 08:34:49 am
I have completed the Empire Campaign since I wanted to get it done before Napoleon. I was surprised at how hard it was at first, but then the poor AI made it too easy later on. All the British recruited were Demi-Cannons and Native Horse Somethings (the light horse guys with guns), so it was just kind of weird. They also never did anything in the south, only attacking me around the North, hence why the start was hard (and add to the fact that for whatever reason the Dutch/Spanish kept invading the same area, not sure if that was intentional). If the British AI had been recruiting normal units, I am sure it would have been much harder, as the horses were just good targets for cannons and bayonets.

Speaking of bayonets, I have also downloaded the Bayonetta demos, along with 50 other things on PSN since I was bored. From my experience, I plan to get Bayonetta, Yazuka 3, and God of War 3 when I can afford any of it. I never tried any other demos yet. I also had all three SARS demos, but I deleted them and will just get the game soon.

Otherwise I have just been playing Darwinia + on XBLA and Castlevania Chronicles on PSN.

POST MESSAGE:

Anyone who thinks Bonanza Bros. sucks is a Super Smash Brothers Brawl fan.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 27, 2010, 08:37:12 am
I like the characters on SASAR if that's any consolation?

I just found the game a bit too slow for my 10 year old ADHD filled brain.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 27, 2010, 04:53:17 pm
I finished up the Evil Lord 30 mode in Half-Minute Hero.

Aside from that I started up the first Rainbow Six: Vegas, and just couldn't get into it.  The sequel has totally spoiled me. I'll probably end up just trading this one in when I pick up Yakuza 3.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 27, 2010, 10:39:39 pm
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie

Been playing it pretty much nonstop since I got it. I hate a lot of the choices in the game, but it is just so much fun that I barely give a shit. The only reason I am not playing now is because my eyes are in so much pain that I just literally cannot stand playing it for a few seconds anymore.

The best thing about the online play, is that for the most part I only see general SEGA fans playing that do not mind losing, even the kids who are only into Sonic do not mind if they come in last or something. I cannot even name a game that has this nice of an online community, and I am utterly shocked considering the fanbase.

I have Xbox Live Gold for the rest of the weekend (used a 48 hour free card), so if anyone wants to play any game online, send me an invite or something!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 28, 2010, 06:02:09 am
I agree for the most part about the online community.
It's really easy to host a game, which I prefer to do as I bought all the tracks.
This game seems to be doing pretty well as it's busy online.

Still have the same problem after midnight where it turns into chatty bigot hour on radio fuckwit.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 28, 2010, 10:15:00 am
I beat the Princess 30 portion and moved onto Knight 30 in Half-Minute Hero.

Also:
Made more progress on Final Fantasy V. I only have to get the last 3 summons in the game, then I'm off to the final dungeon.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on February 28, 2010, 10:24:40 am
On Gran Turismo PSP, here are the musics that are best suited for the tracks:

Grand Canyon:

Sonic Riders - Theme of Sand Ruins
Jet Moto 3 - Juno Reactor - Pistolero

Tahiti Maze:

Emerald Coast - Azure Blue World/Windy and Ripply
Wave Ocean - The Water's Edge/The Inlet

Chamonix and Ice Arena:

White Acropolis - Snowy Peak/The Base

 :afroman:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 28, 2010, 10:36:49 am
Since there's no Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing for me this weekend, nothing better than to playthrough Bayonetta on Easy Mode.

It's freakin' sweet.

Even though combat has gotten much easier, I still a rush after playing through 2 straight hours.

I'm already at level 5, easy as pie.

God, what not to love about that silly witch?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on February 28, 2010, 11:40:54 am
Got a couple more missions done in SASAR, for some reason I can't get AAA on the Deat the Dealer mission, I overtake Sonic but Tails has some rubbish handling and I must graze a wall or something.

Really disappointed that the Dreamarena trophy wont work, I read that the 360 version already has an update so I hope the PS3 gets one so I can platinum this.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 28, 2010, 01:07:43 pm
Another 2 hours of playing Bayonetta on Easy Mode.

And wouldn't you know it, I'm already on level 11, I have to fight the boss on this stage and then, well, not much more to go.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on February 28, 2010, 05:16:22 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
Another 2 hours of playing Bayonetta on Easy Mode.

And wouldn't you know it, I'm already on level 11, I have to fight the boss on this stage and then, well, not much more to go.
Going for the 3 hour achievement, Mac?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 28, 2010, 08:06:08 pm
To quote Sarah Palin: You betcha! ;)

But in all seriousness, I just had a blast playing the game, now all I have left is Chapter 15 and the Epilogue to finish.

I was under the impression that this was a longer game but basically activating Witch Time kills most of the enemies in one hit.

On easy mode, that is.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 28, 2010, 09:07:18 pm
I've finished the first 3 chapters of Halo 2.
Again, I'm somebody getting into these games for the first time, and just finished the first one not too long ago.
The presentation as far as story and cinematics is really stepped up. The graphics are noticeably better, and I'm enjoying all the smaller gameplay changes.  Playing as a covenant soldier was extremely fun.
So far, the levels have been less big, bland, boring and repetitive.  I don't know if that'll hold up through the whole thing, but I'm really impressed so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 01, 2010, 07:32:28 am
And finally, I finished Bayonetta on Easy Mode.

Easy Mode is Easy.

Now onto to Lost Odyssey or Magna Carta 2, which ever comes first today.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on March 02, 2010, 11:29:11 am
Recently I bought Little Big Planet for my nephew, I thought it would be easy. Then he went past level three and he needed my help, especially those stages in Mexico, are they cheap as hell, come on guys, no one is going to find that fun. Thankfully the next stage was a city level and he enjoyed driving the car!

That being said, there are tonnes of secrets and areas to find, some good ideas for some of the stages too. But I am pretty surprised just how indepth the level creator is, it can be a whole lot better (Come on applying some of those restrictions are annoying) but it's nicely done.

Overall, pretty good game though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 02, 2010, 11:40:37 am
Playing Sonic Advance 2&3, SASAR aaaaaaand I really want to play Shenmue again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 02, 2010, 12:21:45 pm
I spent all morning playing Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing, first thing I did was have a couple of Single Races.

I'm still not quite getting the hang of drifting.

I already bought Ryo Hazuki. My life has meaning onece again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on March 02, 2010, 02:39:51 pm
Playing Collboarders 2. I never played that game for 12 years and, to tell you the truth, I still suck at this game  :oops:.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on March 02, 2010, 02:45:34 pm
I got to finish off SASASAR and AVP tonight to do a review. I just have been busy as hell. Doing what? Nonsense mostly.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on March 02, 2010, 05:34:42 pm
Quote from: "George"
I got to finish off SASASAR and AVP tonight to do a review. I just have been busy as hell. Doing what? Nonsense mostly.

very interested in the avp review, it seems to be a very love it or hate it game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on March 02, 2010, 08:26:07 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "George"
I got to finish off SASASAR and AVP tonight to do a review. I just have been busy as hell. Doing what? Nonsense mostly.

very interested in the avp review, it seems to be a very love it or hate it game.

I've played a little (Human campaign), and for me it is tough as Hell.  I switched it down to easy, and it's more fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 02, 2010, 11:15:32 pm
Been playing Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie pretty much nonstop since I got it. Yeah, the IPs they used are mostly bullshit or stupid, some of characters are bad choices (ChuChus? WTF!), and only about half of the songs used are as great as they should be, but overall a really really solid game that really anyone can play with tons of replay value and excellent multiplayer options. Now I just want to know what the DLC is and if it will expand the online options (which are fairly weak when compared to the rest of the game). I personally would love something like Virtua Racing, Golden Axe and Ecco the Dolphin levels with Joe Musashi, Vectorman, Arle and Ristar playable (screw NiGHTS, that asshole has too many cameos already!), and a few more songs for each level while you are at it! Genesis songs are a must, a MUST I say!

Probably my favorite part of the game is the Time Trial mode, I cannot think of any racing game with one that is this well realized and well done. Seriously, great job SUMO! Anyone who has the game on the Xbox 360 should try beating my times, but I am pretty hardcore about it, I even had a world record for awhile on the second The House of the Dead level!

But yeah, seems like this is going to be the first retail game I get all of the achievements on, so that is great!

Next I should be beating Bayonetta a third time, and I was going to try out the Hard difficulty. After all of the Alfheim Portals I have been through, this should be a breeze, especially considering I do not mind what ratings I get from every level now. At least not yet!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 03, 2010, 07:24:18 am
I've finally beaten Final Fantasy V.
I started this game about 4 years ago, and kept playing it on and off.  I probably made more progress in the past 2 weeks than I have in the past 2 years though.
The job system is pretty great. I enjoyed the setup in III, but the way you can combine different abilities from different jobs to make whatever team works best for you, was definitely the highlight for me.  I was planning on playing FFVI once I beat this one, but I think I'll focus on beating Yakuza 3 when it comes out, then pick up Final Fantasy XIII and play through that.  It'll be the first time I've actually owned a console that a Final Fantasy game came out on when it came out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 03, 2010, 11:25:18 am
Picked Viking: Battle for Asgard yet again. Making some very good progress today.

I haven't picked up the game in the past six months. I was making good progress last Summer till Bayonetta, Smackdown vs RAW 2010 and Lost Odyssey came into the fray.

But I've been making a lot of progress.
I already summoned the last Dragon I now all I have left is to craft to the Giant's Forge and rescue two more Viking clans.

Then I'm off to get Hell once and for all. So I can shelf this game at last.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 03, 2010, 05:26:56 pm
Been playing mostly Mass Effect 2 and AVP.

Mass Effect 2 is just... brilliant. Game is packed to the gills with content, great fun to play, good story, amazing graphics. Up there with Bayonetta for one of the best games i've played recently (I think I like Bayonetta better still).

AVP is a mixed bag. The Single player isn't bad, but it's not really anything special compared to other good single player 360 Shooters (Darkness, Halo ODST, COD Series etc), but it has it's moments. I nearly fell out of my chair during an Alien attack once, thankfully nobody else was home to laugh at me. The game really shines online though, really, really excellent. I love the team deathmatches especially, even mixed species is fun combining the various powers of hte teams. It's fun ot jump into Ranked Match quick play and just get a roullette of various game modes. I think I like playing as Marines the best, Aliens and Predators are around the same for me. I find it tough playing both as Aliens need to get in close and use their tail attacks to get anywhere, and Preds really depend on their weaponry to win matches. Either way, it's all a lot of fun.

EDIT: ALMOST FORGOT!

Thanks to the awesome GP2X Wiz, i've been playing some classics on the train trips to work/uni. Last night I was playing Moonwalker on Mega Drive, and holy crap what a fun game. It kept a smile on my face the whole time, listening to the music, watching the cool animations and just the whole bizarre yet fun nature of it. It also has to be one of the best presented games EVER. So many slick little touches, like the psuedo cut-scenes with MJ doing the dance moves with special effects, the 'Wooo' level announcement. Hell, look at the very first level of his silhouette walking into the club and throwing the coin into the juke-box.

I also have the PAL version where he fights zombies to 'Another part of me' instead of Thriller. It really works so damn well though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on March 03, 2010, 09:07:22 pm
I've been playing Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing on my 360. I haven't had so much fun with a racer in a long time.

I wish there were more characters in the game like the Hang-on guy or the Hornet from Daytona. It really makes me scratch my head and wonder why they limited their character roster to so few characters.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 04, 2010, 06:04:10 am
I thought the *cough* amount of characters was good, just the IPs used were questionable at best, especially for the levels. DLC is on the way, but I am expecting modes and characters, not sure about levels, but that is what I want the most...

Speaking of the game, I just now got all of the achievements in it! Woooo me!

I still play it a lot and am going to continue to do so, but I need to say that I am annoyed with the Grand Prix mode. The characters you race are only partially randomized, and even then you always have to race against Amy, Amigo, Tails, Shadow... It really pisses me off after the hundredth time I have gone through it, I mean, why have so many cool characters when the AI is usually only the Sonic Team ones? Still, all around really great game. Gameplay wise I really cannot think of anything wrong with the game, I just want more content. Like, where is Heart Attack Mode?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on March 04, 2010, 12:41:21 pm
Secret of Monkey Island on Xbox. I'm not finished with the first part (of three) but I'm now sure this game is great.  

Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth Investigations on DS. I'm at the beginning of the fourth case. The first two were very good but the third one was somewhat boring. I'm still expecting I can rank this one above Justice for All, which I dislike with a passion just because of that character Franziska von Karma.  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 04, 2010, 01:00:16 pm
That's it, folks. I finished Viking: Battle for Asgard this afternoon.

After I upgraded my weapon in the Giant's Forge and saved all the remaining Viking clans, I had the final battle and took the fight to Hel's Fortress.

The part where you are heading up the stairs to Hel's chambers is tough, but doable.

But the first part of the final boss fight was giving me a headache.
I had to destroy Hel's magical thingamajuggans to get to the second part.

But it's hard, it takes 7 hits to get them all. What's worse is that Hel's minions kept respawning. I didn't even bother taking them out I pushed them into the fire.

It was only about my forth try that I got it and then I went on to fight Hel in her final form, which was suprisingly cheap, being a Giant I had to just get behind her, slash her legs and then do four QTEs. I messed twice, which makes me fight Hel's minions again.

But I beat it after the last QTE.

Very satisfied.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 04, 2010, 05:40:20 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
Secret of Monkey Island on Xbox. I'm not finished with the first part (of three) but I'm now sure this game is great.  

I love the monkey island games. Word on the Street is that Monkey Island 2: Special Edition might get an announcement/release in March!

That's arguably the best in the series too, so I've got my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on March 04, 2010, 06:06:57 pm
Good news! It's my first time with Monkey Island. I used to call it the sin I never committed. I might pick number 2 eventually.

Oh look, a three headed monkey!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 04, 2010, 06:12:38 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
Good news! It's my first time with Monkey Island. I used to call it the sin I never committed. I might pick number 2 eventually.

Oh look, a three headed monkey!

You fight like a Dairy Farmer!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 04, 2010, 10:17:13 pm
I just beat Half-Minute Hero.
The Hero 300 mode was pretty intense. 5 minutes to save the world, and no way to turn back the clock like in the other game modes. It took me quite a few tries, but I managed to beat it with less than one second left. hurgugugirgh
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on March 05, 2010, 04:04:36 am
I've got about 40 jiggies in nuts n bolts now, very enjoyable game. Easily worth he £6 I spent on it.

I need to play some more sasar, I think the glitched trophy has made me stop as I know I can't obtain the platinum.
I remember virtua tennis 09 had some glitchy trophies too so I hope it gets patched.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 05, 2010, 07:52:40 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Orta"
Good news! It's my first time with Monkey Island. I used to call it the sin I never committed. I might pick number 2 eventually.

Oh look, a three headed monkey!

You fight like a Dairy Farmer!

How appropriate. You fight like a cow.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 05, 2010, 08:03:18 am
I played through the demo of Valkyria Chronicles 2 last night.  It seems like a very worthy follow up to the first.  The only things that seemed to be sacrificed a bit were the amount of camera control (you can only rotate around the character, and move the camera above you to get a better look around), and the graphics obviously.
The visuals are actually pretty impressive for a PSP game, and do a good job of emulating the look of the PS3 title.  The characters aren't as detailed up close, but other than that it looks pretty great.  Definitely nothing that affects the gameplay adversely.
I'm really looking forward to picking this one up, and trying out some of those new unit types.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on March 06, 2010, 03:34:34 pm
Traded in bioshock 2 for bad company 2.

I actually make a habit of not trading games as you get screwed usually.
I got £30 for it and I bought it for £40 originally so I still felt a bit dirty.

Haven't played much of it, couple of matches online and a singleplayer mission. So far it's nowhere near as compelling as the first. Hopefully it's just a slow start.

Got two more trophies for sasar, need to get AAA on the missions before getting the hidden trophies.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on March 06, 2010, 04:50:06 pm
Finished with Secret of Monkey Island. Yarr *drinks some grog*

Started the Battlefield Bad Company. These missions are LONG.

And still somewhere in the fourth case of Ace Attorney "5".
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 07, 2010, 01:00:01 am
I've finished off the first 2 (of 6) levels in Drill Dozer on the GBA.  It's kind of a 2d puzzle/platformer.  They keep adding little things that you can do with the drill to get you around the levels, so it keeps things pretty interesting.  Definitely worth checking out if you've got a GBA/DS/DSLite.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on March 07, 2010, 06:24:29 am
I was given darksiders as a gift so have given that a try, it's pretty good so far, a lot like soul reaver.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 08, 2010, 02:34:14 pm
I went to an Oscar party Sunday night, and we started off the night playing Just Dance for the Wii.
It's definitely not a great game (not quite spot-on controls, no master tracks, not a whole lot of songs), but as far as getting a bunch of people in a room to make complete asses of themselves, it was good solid fun.
The visual style suites the game, but the menu's are a bit of a pain.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 08, 2010, 06:46:08 pm
Finished the Predator campaign in AVP the other day, really awesome. much better than the Marine.

Also still playing Mass Effect 2, holy crap this game is long, thankfully it's really really good too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 10, 2010, 06:41:49 am
I finally picked up Bayonetta. For some stupid reason, I did this right before Yakuza 3 comes out, and also during the busiest time of my school year....ugh.

I've only played through the first 3 chapters, but I'm really enjoying it so far.  I'd never played a Devil May Cry game, and really sucked at Shinobi(PS2), and Ninja Gaiden, so I wasn't too sure how much I'd enjoy it.  But it's been pretty awesome so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on March 10, 2010, 04:17:37 pm
I've been playing heavy rain today, it's basically like a David lynch film. Pretty powerful in some places and really creates great atmospheres in situations.
I'm not going to go into the story or what I have done but the game is excellent.

I do like that the trophies are delayed, you get the ones you've unlocked at the end of each chapter.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 10, 2010, 04:52:41 pm
Just finished Mass Effect 2 the other day, bloody brilliant game. Very very long, tons of stuff to do, and the story and gameplay is really good. It also has that great carry-over save system like Shining Force III had, so you can see how your decisions affect the story and characters.

Looks like in Mass Effect 3 the shit is about to hit the fan, so I can't wait to see what happens. I managed to keep my whole team alive though, so that was really rewarding.


On another note, I finished Predator campaign on AVP, and have been playing a bit of hte multiplayer before I go into the Alien one.

Finally, I was surprised to stumble on this gem of a game

[youtube:wmwypgn1]NYlvyPvp5Os[/youtube:wmwypgn1]

Downloaded it and played it on the Neo Geo emu on my Wiz, so much fun and such great music and graphics! SNK really had some awesome games back in the day. I just wish the Wiz had a better d-pad for fighters so I could play KOF 94 and stuff. Oh and Windjammers! Another great SNK classic!

[youtube:wmwypgn1]I5OSsVUyhe0[/youtube:wmwypgn1]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 11, 2010, 08:02:14 pm
Playing more Bayonetta. I'm on Chapter 6 now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on March 11, 2010, 09:10:41 pm
*looks at MadeMan's post*

I like Yakuza 3's golf game better. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 11, 2010, 09:26:57 pm
Quote from: "fluffymoochicken"
*looks at MadeMan's post*

I like Yakuza 3's golf game better. :P

(http://http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/59/ngtm.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on March 12, 2010, 04:32:47 am
I have too many games to play at the moment, I always seem to get them as birthday presents as people don't know what to get me.

I finished heavy rain, i doubt I'll try for the platinum as I don't want to ruin the experience.
I still have bad company and darksiders to go through, and I want to plat sasar.


Damn, being a dork is exhausting.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on March 12, 2010, 11:19:14 am
Playing a japanese game (which is a sequel from Mainicchi Issho).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 12, 2010, 05:55:41 pm
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

I'm so addicted to the Missions, I must complete them all!

Only 25 left!

Then I was back in  Lost Odyssey...

Done a couple of hidden caves, got my characters up to level 45 now.
Maybe I'll smack a couple of optional bosses around.

I'm gonna try going up against Blue Dragon.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 13, 2010, 06:00:47 pm
Been playing WET, and it's surprisingly good. I mean, it's a bit cheapy feeling, but it kinda works in it's favour almost, what with the grindhouse/drive-in style it's going for. Still the graphics are just bad any way you slice it, and while the gameplay is pretty mindless, it's a lot of fun. There are even a number of Prince of Persia/Assassin's Creed style platforming bits that work really well.

Also downloaded and been playing the King Arthur demo for PC. Seems like a really fantastic game, it's basically Total War but with a fantasy setting. It has some really great music and presentation, and it seems like it has a novel's worth of story and information as well. The Seasons are a lot more important too, with armies not able to move in Winter and crops and taxes coming in at different times according to the seasons.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Waffle on March 13, 2010, 06:26:21 pm
I completed the story mode in Napoleon. The first episode was just a tutorial, so I have nothing to complain about that. It was mostly for setting up the story. The other two - Italy and Egypt - were fun at first, but I felt they dragged on after awhile. The Italian campaign forces you to rush, so it is mostly just constant battles. The Egyptian one gives you more time and is mostly mission based, but I felt it was more boring. You mostly fight camel douchebags once you defeat Egypt, with the Ottomans secondary and the British barely doing anything. The last episode is the longest, but I felt it was far too easy. I had a bit of a hard time at first, but once I got organised I quickly won. I never even got the chance to user about half the units or any of the elite ones, although you can keep playing, so I will do it later (plus there are achievements to get). For the last episode, it is just the second battle of Waterloo, except you win (obviously). I felt it was mostly confusing, but it was nice to have something that was harder compared to the campaign. It is more of a 'panic' than anything, as it is unrealistic to be able to control everything, with it getting worse once you have to fight two armies at once.

Something really penisy is that they removed the ability to take ports and unload men to avoid the non-movement penalty. Now using a dock is the same as unloading on the coast. It is a really weird change. Overall the rest of the game is vastly improved, however. I had some minor sound issues and rare bugs, but that was it.

One of the most interesting things I thought of it were the portraits. All the generals, agents, et cetera have really nice drawings for their faces now instead of generic 3D models, and a lot of them even show up as unique models in a battle. They are drawn unrealistic sometimes, like with spies, and it looks interesting since they try to make them creepy looking with long noses, droopy faces, and other stuff like that. Some of the politicians and Napoleon during the last battle look fat and ugly, with large dark circles under the eyes, and balding, which all looks very good and reminds me of Metal Slug portraits. I would say the Napoleon one was the best, as it portrayed him young for most of the game, then extremely bad looking and old for the last battle (think of Chris-chan Weston Chandler in 10 years, whom I think looks a lot like Napoleon).

Also I played Blur but that was fucking gay.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 13, 2010, 08:56:31 pm
Just finished chapter 13 in Bayonetta. Loving this game.
It kind of reminds me of an action version of Space Channel 5, in that it's pure fun jammed onto a game disc.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on March 14, 2010, 04:54:59 am
Resident Evil 5 ;)

...and a bit of Chu Chu Rocket on the bus :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 14, 2010, 05:47:56 am
Quote from: "Snowcat"
Resident Evil 5 ;)

Funnily enough I just came to post that I started playing Resident Evil: Code Veronica again on a whim.

I just got into the Ashford mansion, I'd forgotten how creepy this game was. I remember I loved this game a whole lot when it came out, but for various reasons I think I only ever played through completely once or maybe twice. I figured now is as good a time as any to go back to it finally.

The graphics have really help up very well, it still looks great. I'd also fogotten how tough it can be, even just after an hour of playing I found myself struggling with inventory and limited ammo supplies (although it's probably not as hard as I found the original RE on Saturn, I got up to the Giant Spider boss only. I really should play that again soon too...).

Classic RE at it's finest.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on March 14, 2010, 11:52:14 am
Hmm, I absolutely hate RE 1... it was put me of the series completely, I played 4 by accident and loved it. Im enjoying 5 but not as much as 4
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 14, 2010, 02:01:26 pm
Well, after I finished all the S&SASR missions, I decided to give the game a rest and once again focused on Lost Odyssey. Why? Because I want to finish it, pronto.

I went to Gongora's Mansion and found a Magic Seal, unlocked it and I went down into some catacombs.

Those monsters had petriying powers so it made my life hell, luckily I bought some Medusa Heads acessories that allow Anti-Petrify, made levelling up quite easy.

The boss in this stage was a total push-over, it was one of the common enemies found on the Experimental Staff, albeit slightly stronger.

My characters are now around level 48, guess I'm gonna do a couple of more optional dungeons from here on end.

By the way, for those who have played the game: How do you find the missing Pirates? I was told there was one in Gothza but I couldn't find him.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 14, 2010, 04:07:13 pm
Quote from: "Snowcat"
Hmm, I absolutely hate RE 1... it was put me of the series completely, I played 4 by accident and loved it. Im enjoying 5 but not as much as 4
RE1 is really hard. Well I guess the old games all are pretty tough,  but RE1 in particular I struggled with (although I did use a guide for my first play of RE2 and CV). I think that the controls on the first game in particular make it difficult, at least CV had some kind of auto aim.

I would love to try the REmake sometime though.

Quote from: "max_cady"
By the way, for those who have played the game: How do you find the missing Pirates? I was told there was one in Gothza but I couldn't find him.

I don't even remember that bit, but I'm sure there's something on gamefaqs or something if you are still stuck. I remember those paralasis enemies, collossal pain in the butt.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 14, 2010, 05:37:05 pm
I bought everything in  the SASAR Shop, and now I'm hoping that the upcoming DLC must be purchased within the in-game shop. Yeah, yeah. People will bitch and moan about buying the DLC and then having to "buy" it again, but theres something satisfying about the "ka-ching" sound.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 14, 2010, 06:06:28 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
I bought everything in  the SASAR Shop, and now I'm hoping that the upcoming DLC must be purchased within the in-game shop. Yeah, yeah. People will bitch and moan about buying the DLC and then having to "buy" it again, but theres something satisfying about the "ka-ching" sound.

Maybe if you buy it, it'll be in the shop but free. Like in Brutal Legend, you still went to buy the DLC, but it was all free in the shop. It was good because you got to meet Ozzy Osbourne again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 14, 2010, 07:51:27 pm
Considering Sega Miles still rack up after the shop is "sold out", I'll bet by the time DLC arrives players will have a load of Miles. Still better to make the $0 for the sake of fans not getting pissed.

I've been playing a lot of Genesis games recently, on my old model 1. Specifically Sonic 2, Ghostbusters and Disney Interactive games. I have audio blasting in stereo, so I love revisiting games from the past and experiencing the audio on a whole new level (the next level).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 14, 2010, 07:55:52 pm
I just remembered the VMU on the Dreamcast controller shows your heart-beat and status in RE:CV.

Brilliant.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 14, 2010, 11:39:40 pm
Just beat Bayonetta.
LOVED IT  :afroman:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on March 15, 2010, 06:16:05 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Snowcat"
Hmm, I absolutely hate RE 1... it was put me of the series completely, I played 4 by accident and loved it. Im enjoying 5 but not as much as 4
RE1 is really hard. Well I guess the old games all are pretty tough,  but RE1 in particular I struggled with (although I did use a guide for my first play of RE2 and CV). I think that the controls on the first game in particular make it difficult, at least CV had some kind of auto aim.

I would love to try the REmake sometime though.


...Thinking back, I can't remember why I didn't like it, I think it was because it was so slow 0_0 ... especially that Saturn version!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 16, 2010, 08:26:17 am
@MadeManG74

It's no biggie, I've seen know where I can find all of Sed's pirate friends in the game.

I'll keep playing.

I beat the King Kelolon and I'm now at level 49.

And I got the Divide spell. Looking good.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on March 17, 2010, 05:57:18 pm
:O Tekken Advance, Sonic Advance 2

....Sonic Unleashed ;P (wii version) earlier
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 17, 2010, 06:16:18 pm
Got up to disk 2 in RECV, and it's making some weird clicking noise and actually froze up on one section  :|  If I need to though, I guess I can always get a 'backup' copy online.

Finished WET the other day, talk about the worse last boss fight and ending ever. Incredibly weak. Shame, since overall the game was quite good, and some of the last levels were really cool as well. Game could definitely use a sequel that builds on all the ideas the first game had. I should note it had some QTE's that weren't horrible either, which is rare. They usually made sense, but the downfall was that they were all 'instant death' if you fail, instead of branching ones.

Finally, been playing the Original Shining Force on the train through the Wiz, very good game, aged quite well.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on March 17, 2010, 06:36:20 pm
I still can't believe that MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is not even available for purchase! I checked every GameStop for this game, and still no dice. I guess people are overly obssessed for this game...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 17, 2010, 07:51:15 pm
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
I still can't believe that MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is not even available for purchase! I checked every GameStop for this game, and still no dice. I guess people are overly obssessed for this game...

I'm pretty sure you can just download it off the PSN.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on March 18, 2010, 05:29:17 am
According to CAG, Gamestop.com is having a buy one get one free used games. All good games are gone :(
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 18, 2010, 07:04:42 am
Just Lost Odyssey.

I found the Temple of Enlightment and that place is perfect for level grinding.

Beat the Persona boss, which was quite easy.

Still haven't beaten the Blue Dragon boss,  nor the pesky Holy Beast in the Numara Atoll.

Still haven't found the Golden Knight boss.

I've gotten tons of random items just by having Sed repair stuff.

Good to see Lost Odyssey finally going my way.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on March 18, 2010, 02:06:33 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
I still can't believe that MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is not even available for purchase! I checked every GameStop for this game, and still no dice. I guess people are overly obssessed for this game...

I'm pretty sure you can just download it off the PSN.
Too expensive  :x. Plus, I only have a 2 GB Memory Stick Duo and it costs $50 to buy it (because I'm short on cash).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on March 18, 2010, 05:43:52 pm
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
I still can't believe that MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is not even available for purchase! I checked every GameStop for this game, and still no dice. I guess people are overly obssessed for this game...

I'm pretty sure you can just download it off the PSN.
Too expensive  :x. Plus, I only have a 2 GB Memory Stick Duo and it costs $50 to buy it (because I'm short on cash).
Buy Memory Sticks online, save $$$$$$$$$.

www.dealextreme.com (http://www.dealextreme.com)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on March 20, 2010, 03:59:16 am
Even though I have still to finish darksiders, nuts and bolts and bad company 2 I have been playng mw2 online with a friend all week.

I even bought perfect dark and banjo tooie of xbla and haven't touched them!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 20, 2010, 02:34:07 pm
Finally, Lost Odyssey is finally going my way.

I've so far beaten bosses such as Blue Dragon, Holy Beast, Persona and Aneira.

I already spent some time at the Numara Atoll and the Temple of Enlightment.

I also got tons and tons of items that proven to be very usefull in battle.

Most of my characters are level 52(save for Mack and Tolten) which should be enough to get through that pesky Grand Staff in no time.

From what I could see that particular boss battle with the Saints is a push-over with characters already at level 47.

Maybe I'll finish the game tonight if I'm lucky.

Then finally move on to Magna Carta 2.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on March 22, 2010, 11:19:27 pm
Completed Bioshock 2 in normal i'll take a little pause before play it on hard. I'll come back on Bayonetta and complete the infinite climax (and hopefully unlock the damn achievement of finding all the treasures)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 23, 2010, 01:25:29 pm
To my surprise, I still haven't finished Lost Odyssey.

I was going to, but now that  only have the Hall of Mirrors left and the first boss of that particular stage is tough, I think I'm going to level grind some more. Just to be safe.

Not that it's a problem or anything. I'm at level 54 with many of my characters and the two grand staff stages were a cakewalk compared to those before.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 24, 2010, 07:27:05 am
I beat Halo 2 last night.
Again, being new to the Halo franchise, and just beating the first one about a month ago, I'd have to say that I really enjoyed this one much more.
I knew there was going to be a cliffhanger ending, so that didn't really bother me at all.
The presentation throughout the whole game was just so far ahead of the first one, I was really impressed.  The ability to dual wield and play as the Arbiter were really welcome additions. Sneaking up behind a Brute and stabbing them in the back with a sword was good times.  The level design was also a lot better.  Way less mindless wandering around hallway after hallway that looked the exact same, but for some reason was repeated enough times that stages took much longer than they needed too.
I don't have a 360, so I really don't see myself playing through the 3rd one any time soon.  I'm thinking I'll wait until at least E3, just to see if that rumoured slimmed down 360 is actually coming out, or if they announce another price cut or something.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on March 24, 2010, 07:37:31 am
Playing Wipeout Pulse, and will try out GTA: LCS on the PSP (I have a PS2 version).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 24, 2010, 03:45:09 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
I beat Halo 2 last night.
Again, being new to the Halo franchise, and just beating the first one about a month ago, I'd have to say that I really enjoyed this one much more.
I knew there was going to be a cliffhanger ending, so that didn't really bother me at all.
The presentation throughout the whole game was just so far ahead of the first one, I was really impressed.  The ability to dual wield and play as the Arbiter were really welcome additions. Sneaking up behind a Brute and stabbing them in the back with a sword was good times.  The level design was also a lot better.  Way less mindless wandering around hallway after hallway that looked the exact same, but for some reason was repeated enough times that stages took much longer than they needed too.
I don't have a 360, so I really don't see myself playing through the 3rd one any time soon.  I'm thinking I'll wait until at least E3, just to see if that rumoured slimmed down 360 is actually coming out, or if they announce another price cut or something.

You should try out Halo Wars when you get a 360 as well, really cool RTS game that captures the Halo universe perfectly.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 25, 2010, 07:50:11 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
You should try out Halo Wars when you get a 360 as well, really cool RTS game that captures the Halo universe perfectly.

Would ODST be worth bothering with?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on March 25, 2010, 10:07:11 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
You should try out Halo Wars when you get a 360 as well, really cool RTS game that captures the Halo universe perfectly.

Would ODST be worth bothering with?

Only if you're a Halo fan.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 25, 2010, 02:08:48 pm
Sorry to sound like a broken record but I'm still playing Lost Odyssey.

Yet... Today I'm closer to finishing the final boss battle.

My characters are all mostly Lvl 57(Kaim, Seth, Jansen, Sarah), lvl 54(Ming), lvl 52(Sed), Lvl 49(Cooke), lvl 45(Mack) and lvl43(Tolten).

I am just two boss battles away from finishing this.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on March 25, 2010, 05:28:40 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
Sorry to sound like a broken record but I'm still playing Lost Odyssey.

Yet... Today I'm closer to finishing the final boss battle.

My characters are all mostly Lvl 57(Kaim, Seth, Jansen, Sarah), lvl 54(Ming), lvl 52(Sed), Lvl 49(Cooke), lvl 45(Mack) and lvl43(Tolten).

I am just two boss battles away from finishing this.

you should level up with Tolten, he has very usefull special attacks. I used him a lot after you find all the king's stuff (sorry don't remember the name of the graves)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on March 25, 2010, 05:44:18 pm
Burnout Paradise, gotta do the island.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on March 25, 2010, 05:47:32 pm
Quote from: "George"
Burnout Paradise, gotta do the island.

Use "A New Venture" song from Sonic Rush Adventure. It suits very well for BSI  :afroman:!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 25, 2010, 08:47:10 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
You should try out Halo Wars when you get a 360 as well, really cool RTS game that captures the Halo universe perfectly.

Would ODST be worth bothering with?

Only if you're a Halo fan.

I enjoyed the first two, but not enough to play something for the sole reason being that it's got the same brand name on it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on March 26, 2010, 05:56:34 am
The campaign is enjoyable and overall it's a solid game but I always had the feeling it was a game made for fans. I think it's worth a rent if you don't have anything to play right now and enjoyed the other games.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on March 27, 2010, 05:57:33 am
I know some of you will laugh at me but I just started playing Yakuza for the first time. It's really good despite it showing it's age a bit (no letterbox or progressive mode options availible.)

I don't see the whole Shenmue successor in heart thing but it's really a decently laid out story and game so far. I'm hooked.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 27, 2010, 08:12:19 am
My parents mailed me my missing Dreamcast PAL copy of Shenmue II, it was in a storage box for the last 7 years.

I booted it up, for a few minutes of play and that few minutes turned into an hour and a half! I think I'm going to replay Shenmue II :D I've had the Xbox version, but the Dreamcast feels much more special.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 27, 2010, 09:08:48 pm
I started up ToeJam and Earl III with my girlfriend today. Played a few missions. It seems pretty fun so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 27, 2010, 10:01:09 pm
Quote from: "upsidedown fuji"
I know some of you will laugh at me but I just started playing Yakuza for the first time. It's really good despite it showing it's age a bit (no letterbox or progressive mode options availible.)

I don't see the whole Shenmue successor in heart thing but it's really a decently laid out story and game so far. I'm hooked.

Yeah, I have been playing Yakuza for the first time as well, while I indeed like it a lot, I wish everyone would drop the comparisons with Shenmue, if anything it is much closer to Streets of Rage.

I have a bunch of minor issues with the title, but nothing really really bad, hoping I can pick up Yakuza 2 soon... The biggest reason I never got it before was because I was not certain if it would work on the PlayStation 2 that I have.

I have also been playing through Super Monkey Ball Deluxe on the original Xbox, another great Nagoshi game! In fact, I think this is literally one of the best games SEGA has ever made within their 50+ year history. I am not joking at all, extremely outstanding game that I would recommend to everyone.

My main issue with it is that I suck at it! While I beat the story mode (could never do this in Super Monkey Ball 2 on the GameCube) I cannot get past level 8 out of 100 on the Expert Challenge mode. What is worse is that there are 2 whole other difficulties after it, I am telling ya that the people who designed this game are assholes, but extremely talented ones at that!

Annnnd I have also been playing through Final Fantasy IV on Super Nintendo for the first time (called Final Fantasy II in my region). I feel bad because after all of these years, I just assumed I just was not a big fan of the series... I hated the first three games, and the new ones do not sit too well with me at all, though I do really want to give XIII a go. Well, I try out IV in a joking mood, assuming I was going to point out to my friends how shitty it was, you know, I was being a George. and I soon learn that this is going to become one of my favorite RPGs of all time, no joke! I also noticed almost all of my favorite elements and concepts from the Shining series I used to love so much were pretty much just ripped right out of this game especially! Son of a bitch!!

The first thing I noticed about it though, was with how poor the graphics are. While they were probably average for the time, compare it to Phantasy Star II which was three years older at the time... No competition, Phantasy Star II will always look better.

Now I am just wondering where I am going to get the money to pick up Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love and Yakuza 2 because we all know they will just become harder and harder to find within the year, looks like all of the other games I was thinking about getting soon (Super Street Fighter IV included) will have to wait awhile.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on March 28, 2010, 01:41:13 am
Yakuza 3... still. I don't do a huge amount of gaming. ^^

I've also played some web games if you'd count them. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on March 28, 2010, 09:49:01 am
A LOT of mdern warfare 2 online with two of my friends, I have gone up 13 levels in the last two weeks.

I have also been cruising around in a tank with my brother capturing bases in Bad Company 2, it's quite a lot more refined than the first bad company; probably my favourite multiplayer game that i've played online!

That's a bout it really, I tried getting into Banjo Tooie but I really don't feel the love for this, the lvels are too expansive and kazooie runs too slowly. Maybe I'll get back into it after I've finished Nuts and Bolts.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 28, 2010, 10:22:21 am
I did it... I finally did it!I beat Lost Odyssey!

It's been so long since I have invested so much time in an RPG of this magnitude and I had the game for so long, I had an on-again/off-again relantionship with it.

At times I was so frustrated by the game, I wouldn't touch it for weeks. The longest I had was 1 full month. To which I had no desire to play it. And I've had the game since last October.
The game is hard up until you get to Disc 4, because when you are free to explore the entire game world and you start to level up in the optional dungeons, the game stops kicking you down and it starts paying off for you.

Trully a magnificent game and the definitive Xbox 360 japanese RPG thus far.

Now onto Magna Carta 2...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on March 29, 2010, 01:47:54 am
Quote from: "max_cady"
I did it... I finally did it!I beat Lost Odyssey!

It's been so long since I have invested so much time in an RPG of this magnitude and I had the game for so long, I had an on-again/off-again relantionship with it.

At times I was so frustrated by the game, I wouldn't touch it for weeks. The longest I had was 1 full month. To which I had no desire to play it. And I've had the game since last October.
The game is hard up until you get to Disc 4, because when you are free to explore the entire game world and you start to level up in the optional dungeons, the game stops kicking you down and it starts paying off for you.

Trully a magnificent game and the definitive Xbox 360 japanese RPG thus far.

Now onto Magna Carta 2...

Welcome to the club bro! I beat it two years ago around the same time. I had basically the same experience you did where I'd just put the game down and not play it for weeks-months. That all changed once I hit disc 2. Anyway, I'd love to go back to that game and get that treasure trove achievement. It's the only achivement keeping me away from a 1000/1000 not including online dlc achievments. Every thing is maxed out on my characters too. So it's not like I'd get killed looking for stuff, but the world and dungeons are so big, it's just too big a task for me to justify for one achievement.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 29, 2010, 07:32:29 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
I have also been playing through Super Monkey Ball Deluxe on the original Xbox, another great Nagoshi game! In fact, I think this is literally one of the best games SEGA has ever made within their 50+ year history. I am not joking at all, extremely outstanding game that I would recommend to everyone.

Yeah, Super Monkey Ball DX is one of my favorite BC XBOX games to play on the 360. The fact that the game plays in widescreen makes me a happy monkey.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 30, 2010, 06:44:41 am
I finally beat The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass last night.  I bought the game when it came out, and got to pretty much the end of the game, but replaying that last dungeon multiple times under a time limit pissed me off quite a bit, so I just stopped playing it.
Sat down last night, and for some reason beat it pretty easily.  
Back to playing Ace Attorney Investigations.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 30, 2010, 02:37:23 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
I did it... I finally did it!I beat Lost Odyssey!

It's been so long since I have invested so much time in an RPG of this magnitude and I had the game for so long, I had an on-again/off-again relantionship with it.

At times I was so frustrated by the game, I wouldn't touch it for weeks. The longest I had was 1 full month. To which I had no desire to play it. And I've had the game since last October.
The game is hard up until you get to Disc 4, because when you are free to explore the entire game world and you start to level up in the optional dungeons, the game stops kicking you down and it starts paying off for you.

Trully a magnificent game and the definitive Xbox 360 japanese RPG thus far.

Now onto Magna Carta 2...

I told you to keep it up! Glad you loved it.  8-)

I beat Yakuza last night. Great game, but a I had a lot of little issues with it... Well, actually some were pretty big. Fighting was really clunky sometimes and the camera inside of buildings when fighting was WTF BAD, but overall I had a blast, and the story is literally one of the best I ever saw in a game before.

Also, the Premium Box unlockable is really such a fantastic, fantastic addition. I am going to be playing this game for quite some time still.

B
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 31, 2010, 05:39:44 pm
What does the Premium Box actually unlock? I moved right onto Yakuza 2 after finishing the first.

As for the Story... I dunno, I really liked the stories in Yakuza 1 and 2 but wouldn't go so far as to say they are some of my favourites in all of gaming. They were very good, but I think I like Skies of Arcadia, Shining Force III, Grim Fandango and others a little more.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 31, 2010, 07:12:42 pm
You can play every single story specific fight over again and get rankings for each one. There is an Adventure mode where you can do all of the missions in the game not related to the story, so it is like playing through the game again, just without the story.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 31, 2010, 07:57:25 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
You can play every single story specific fight over again and get rankings for each one. There is an Adventure mode where you can do all of the missions in the game not related to the story, so it is like playing through the game again, just without the story.

Oh shi- that sounds really cool. I thought it just started you again but with a bunch of weapons.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on April 01, 2010, 10:28:50 am
Not playing anything other than GT PSP and driving the kick@$$ Veyron  :afroman:.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 01, 2010, 05:29:02 pm
Up to the last moments of Code Veronica! Really cool game, and it's been ages since I played it last. I'm up to the part at the end where we find the Mansion/Research lab has been rebuilt, it's pretty chilling. I really would love to see remakes of more of the old games, like RE1 was re-made for Gamecube.

Finished Brutal Legend the other day on Brutal and cleaned up the remaining achievements, now I've got the 1090/1090!

Finally, I've been playing SHining Force 1 on my GP2X, really cool game, but I don't think it's as good as SFIII by a long shot (understandable though, considering the gap between them).

Will probably be playing some more Bayonetta soon as well. I bought the platinum ticket, but it's insanely hard.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 06, 2010, 01:00:13 pm
I beat Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World, each for the first time in the past couple days.
I still think Super Mario Bros. 3 is my favourite in the series, but SMW had a more interesting final boss fight.

I also finished off the first God of War.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 06, 2010, 04:25:52 pm
Single player: darksiders mixed with infamous for good measure.

I also recently got my 60th jiggy for banjo nuts and bolts.

Multi player: bad company 2 with my brother or mw2 with my old housemates.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 06, 2010, 05:41:47 pm
Started playing Bioshock 2 yesterday, at first I had some trouble telling if it was a Sequel or a Prequel. Apparantly it's a sequel.
It's a good game, but lacks the impact of the first one naturally. I'm playing it on hard, and it's genuinely quite hard.

I also had the idea that I would like to play all the KOF games from '94 through to present day, but man I had no idea how hard the old games would be. '94 especially just has some BS psychic AI that stuffs everything you do.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on April 06, 2010, 05:50:45 pm
Finished Battlefield Bad Company. Better than COD4 by a long, long shot.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 07, 2010, 12:21:01 am
Getting trophies for Sonic Mega Drive SEGA GEnesis whatever collection.

Mean Bean Machine is no laughing matter, Robotnik is handing me my ass.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 07, 2010, 12:39:34 am
Quote from: "George"
Getting trophies for Sonic Mega Drive SEGA GEnesis whatever collection.

Mean Bean Machine is no laughing matter, Robotnik is handing me my ass.

That shit is hard, but I managed to get it through perseverence and a fair bit of luck.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 07, 2010, 04:33:19 am
That is done. I need a few easy ones. Beyond Oasis one, and reaching level 11 in Vectorman 2 (which I have beaten many times before).

I wonder if the debug code works for Vectorman 2? I used to use it all the time as a kid. The unlocking Kangroo did not work on SOR 3, I had to get him manually. I shall see.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 07, 2010, 05:21:40 am
I can confirm that the debug does work for vectorman 2, as I got the platinum quite a while ago.

Mean bean machine is easy on ps3, if you press the PS button the game pauses but the screen doesn't obscure, plus you can really use 3 save s to your advantage.
The crappy labyrinth game was  my worst trophy though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 07, 2010, 05:23:12 am
Quote from: "Orta"
Finished Battlefield Bad Company. Better than COD4 by a long, long shot.

I'd have to agree with you,
BFBC 2 is even better!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 07, 2010, 05:38:22 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I can confirm that the debug does work for vectorman 2, as I got the platinum quite a while ago.

Mean bean machine is easy on ps3, if you press the PS button the game pauses but the screen doesn't obscure, plus you can really use 3 save s to your advantage.
The crappy labyrinth game was  my worst trophy though.
That game was simple as shit. All you do is press up on the enemies and they die. I recommend getting an ax :D .

Yes, the debug works. I got the platinum.  Maybe it is time for me to get the Platinum's on God of War (I just need to beat it in under 5 hours, easy enough) and Uncharted 2 (crushing, finding treasures and a kill enemies x amount of times).

Also, SASASAR, has anyone got the platinum on that one?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on April 07, 2010, 06:39:54 pm
Quote from: "George"
Also, SASASAR, has anyone got the platinum on that one?

I got all of the achievements in that game within the week of owning it. Not too hard, but not especially easy to do. The missions are way easier than they seem, really.

I also should really try to get the Mean Bean Machine achievement for Ultimate Genesis Collection, it is the last one I need for that. I also wanted to get the last achievement in Streets of Rage 2, and MadeMang told me a trick as to how to do it, but I forgot!

As for what I am playing; Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver on the Dreamcast. Yeah, I know everyone already beat the game like ten years ago, but something about the game never clicked with me. It is very very good so far, but the combat is pretty sloppy compared to today's games. I love the puzzles in it and a lot of the gimmicks and mechanics, so no way am I going to give up on this.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 07, 2010, 07:02:05 pm
I can't remember the trick for SOR2's stupidly hard achievement either. I think you had to start the game on easy and get to the last level, then go back to the menu and change the difficulty back to hard, then load your save.

It was something like that, but a quick google search should reveal the answers!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 07, 2010, 07:05:20 pm
SOR2? The PS3 version does not have a SOR2 trophy.

Mean Bean Machine pass for Robotnik is Yellow, Star, Blue, Blue.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 07, 2010, 07:06:02 pm
Quote from: "George"
SOR2? The PS3 version does not have a SOR2 trophy.

Mean Bean Machine pass for Robotnik is Yellow, Star, Blue, Blue.

He means the ecksblah version of Sore too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 08, 2010, 05:29:34 am
I should probably get back to the batman game. I have been holding it off for some reason.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 08, 2010, 05:35:46 am
Quote from: "George"
SASASAR, has anyone got the platinum on that one?

Nope but I'm at something like 84%
just need the all star moves for every character, dreamarena, AAA and the zobiko one.

I need to get back to it but some AAA missions were starting to annoy me.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 08, 2010, 05:40:43 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "George"
SASASAR, has anyone got the platinum on that one?

Nope but I'm at something like 84%
just need the all star moves for every character, dreamarena, AAA and the zobiko one.

I need to get back to it but some AAA missions were starting to annoy me.
YEah, thinking of trying to get the online trophies (need the 100 move one) before the online dies out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 09, 2010, 06:04:37 am
oooh good idea, I'll get the dreamarena one later (assuming it's patched) as this game wont have legs online as there is no progression.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 09, 2010, 07:36:20 am
I've been playing through Ridge Racer on PSP.  I'd never really played a Ridge Racer game outside of the Demo for 7 on PS3. I'm really hooked on it though.  The drifting mechanic is really easy to get into, but at the same time, you can make noticable progress with it. Very fun game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 10, 2010, 05:46:14 am
Mostly Magna Carta 2 and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 10, 2010, 10:25:30 am
Played SASAR quite a bit last night. The Sega mashup that it is hit me when I was racing at Seaside Hill as Ulala, I passed Opa Opa, Ryo smacked into me and then the Bonanza Bros. went All-Star and their huge blimp appeared overhead. I love those wtf moments.

Also been playing Sonic Jam on the Saturn, I love all the gameplay modes.

And finally, I've been playing Virtua Fighter on the 32X. That and Chaotix make the 32X worth owning. Also, Genesis carts seem to go in and out much easier (that's what she said).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on April 10, 2010, 04:58:19 pm
Finally finished Miles Edgeworth. Quite possibly the worse game in the Ace Attorney series. Not that I didn't like the new gameplay modes but the story wasn't anything out of the ordinary.  :|
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on April 10, 2010, 06:20:18 pm
Playing GTA: LCS on the PSP. Again, the game won't even let me add custom soundstracks in the game, even though I have several musics on my PSP  :x.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 11, 2010, 08:54:35 pm
Just beat God of War II.  I actually liked it quite a bit more than the first one.  More varied environments, better puzzles, more interesting bosses, less of those annoying balancing beam sections, and more detail in the whole greek mythology side of it.

Looking forward to playing through the third one at some point.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 12, 2010, 10:30:11 am
Finished inFamous on hard and have been scouring the city for blue shards.
I'm getting sick of collectables like these now, Uncharted had them, Assassin's creed 2 had themand most fps' have them but they rarely provide any fun in getting them.

I'm about 4 trophies off the platinum so will force myself to get them as my brother is beating me by one platinum trophy.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on April 12, 2010, 11:40:03 am
Still playing Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver on Dreamcast.

I really am mesmerized, I cannot believe I have been missing out on this treasure for so many years. Okay, the controls have aged a bit and there are some things that could be a bit better, but really, for what this is all worth, the art, the level design, the gameplay, the music, the setting, the voice acting, the story, the characters, the combat concepts, the graphics, it is just one of my favorite games of all time, and I never even beat it yet!

I would recommend it to everyone here regardless as to what kind of gamer or even person you are, just like I did Bayonetta a few months back.

Next up, Yakuza 2. Been waiting for this one for awhile! My expectations are sky high, so it better be the masterpiece you all let me on thinking it is!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 12, 2010, 02:34:13 pm
Yeah legacy of kain is still good, I never finished it but am seriously considering starting it again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 12, 2010, 03:55:39 pm
I've been playing Magna Carta 2 ande the plot is getting a little more interesting right now. The game's really not that challenging, I've gone through so many bosses so far, all them pretty easy to beat, had to use some healing items, but overall, a game to just breeze through.

Speaking of which, I also started playing Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripper.
Right off the bat, one thing needs to be said: Sherlock Holmes's voice is horrible, even the random NPC roaming the game world are much better voiced.

The actor who did Sherlock Holmes's voice seems like he's doing a very poor impression of Jeremy Brett. It's like he's trying to be that bad.

Graphics are Xbox 1 quality.

Having said that, it's an OK PC-to-360 title, it's a more mainstream point n click adventure.

Puzzle-solving is surprisinly refreshing, sometimes it involves talking with person A, go to place B, talk with person B, solve a visual puzzle, like all Adventure games.
But sometimes the deduction's are pretty good, it's kinda like Condemned CSI moments, but far more complex and with many more possibilities, you collect many facts, then attempt to recreate the entire scene(a bit awkward, though) and finally make a number of deductions based off of the facts you have collected.

It's been pretty fun thus far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 12, 2010, 06:06:03 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Finished inFamous on hard and have been scouring the city for blue shards.
I'm getting sick of collectables like these now, Uncharted had them, Assassin's creed 2 had themand most fps' have them but they rarely provide any fun in getting them.

I'm about 4 trophies off the platinum so will force myself to get them as my brother is beating me by one platinum trophy.

I think Batman Arkham Asylum is one of the few games that did collectibles right. You could see each individual one you have or haven't collected (So no case of 1 out of 100 missing and having to check each of them again) and most were actually fun things like the Riddler Puzzles.

Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Next up, Yakuza 2. Been waiting for this one for awhile! My expectations are sky high, so it better be the masterpiece you all let me on thinking it is!

Honestly, don't get your hopes up too high. I thought it was a very good game, and I really enjoyed it, but it wouldn't be a top 5 game, or even a top 5 Sega game for me.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on April 12, 2010, 06:47:12 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Next up, Yakuza 2. Been waiting for this one for awhile! My expectations are sky high, so it better be the masterpiece you all let me on thinking it is!

It's basically improved everything from Yakuza 1 and than some more. I would say if you liked Yakuza than you will like Yakuza 2 a lot more.

And the plotline is even better, which I thought would be hard to do considering Yakuza's plot, but no, this one surpasses it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 13, 2010, 06:35:13 am
Arkham Asylum did it right indeed, it helped me think of metroid in knowing that I need to come back to an area later when I have a gadget to allow me to reach the next trophy.

I've resorted to a map off the internet, I open the map in photoshop and tick off each one when I reach the location.
Hopefully it'll be much easier this way but I am sure something will happen to mess it up.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 13, 2010, 07:53:58 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Arkham Asylum did it right indeed, it helped me think of metroid in knowing that I need to come back to an area later when I have a gadget to allow me to reach the next trophy.

I've resorted to a map off the internet, I open the map in photoshop and tick off each one when I reach the location.
Hopefully it'll be much easier this way but I am sure something will happen to mess it up.

I ended up missing one shard in inFamous. No idea where it is :-/

I finally finished all my assignments for school (this is my final semester), so I celebrated by finally allowing myself to play the copy of Yakuza 3 I've had sitting on the shelf since it came out here.  I played through the first 3 chapters and I'm really enjoying it so far.  It's more Yakuza, so I'm pretty happy.  I've also grown pretty attached to that orphanage, so if/when something goes down, I'm gonna be Kazuma pissed.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 13, 2010, 05:13:52 pm
Nooo I am missing one shard!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 13, 2010, 08:31:08 pm
Just finished Shining Force for the first time. Really enjoyed it, although there were a few times the difficulty curve was a bit crazy with enemies one-hit killing my team too often. I think that I was in the mindset of SFIII style 'Keep everyone leveled up because you WILL need them all' instead of 'pick your favourites and level them high as you can'.

The last battle was really easy by the time I figured out the nuances of this game compared to the third. I'm now on SFII, and although I've just done one battle and a few minutes exploring it feels much much more like SFIII did, and it seems just have improved in every area. This GPX2 was a great buy, love playing Mega Drive games on the train.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 14, 2010, 08:36:55 am
MadeManG74 whooped me in MvC2 last night. I need an arcade stick and a moves list. The one downsode to XBLA games: no manual. :mrgreen: Didn't help that it was the first time I played MvC2 in like 6 years. :lol:

I just got serious about getting a GP2X. It would solve my need for a NGPC and save me the price of importing games. There are also a load of GBA games I'd love to play, and Sonic CD on-the-go is very tempting.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 14, 2010, 06:48:03 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
MadeManG74 whooped me in MvC2 last night. I need an arcade stick and a moves list. The one downsode to XBLA games: no manual. :mrgreen: Didn't help that it was the first time I played MvC2 in like 6 years. :lol:

I just got serious about getting a GP2X. It would solve my need for a NGPC and save me the price of importing games. There are also a load of GBA games I'd love to play, and Sonic CD on-the-go is very tempting.

Mahvel was fun the other day  :afroman:  You started to get your eye in towards the end and made a bit of a comeback too! Can't wait to have some matches in Super SFIV too.

I think you would love a GP2X Wiz, thats the model I got;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X_Wiz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X_Wiz)
It comes with a touch-screen, meaning you can also emulate the old PC Adventure games. I've got Monkey Island 2 on mine, and had Sam and Max Hit the Road on it a while back as well. They work perfectly with all the graphics and sounds and touch-screen replacing the mouse.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on April 15, 2010, 03:31:33 am
¬__________¬ Pokemon Gold... those darn monsters just wont get out of my brain.

However.... I did just stick a megadrive emulator on my phone.... :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 15, 2010, 08:34:53 am
Hooked on Sherlcok Holmes vs Jack The Ripper.

A great Adventure game well adapted for the 360.

I think I'm halfway through...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 15, 2010, 09:43:30 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Mahvel was fun the other day  :afroman:  You started to get your eye in towards the end and made a bit of a comeback too! Can't wait to have some matches in Super SFIV too.

I think you would love a GP2X Wiz, thats the model I got;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X_Wiz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X_Wiz)
It comes with a touch-screen, meaning you can also emulate the old PC Adventure games. I've got Monkey Island 2 on mine, and had Sam and Max Hit the Road on it a while back as well. They work perfectly with all the graphics and sounds and touch-screen replacing the mouse.

Ha! Thanks! Yeah, I was starting to get it at that last round.

What I really like about the GP2X (besides the technical abilities) is how it is a discreet handheld. Trust me, I love my Game Gear, Nomad and GBA SP, but those look like toys and I feel like a 'tard playing them on the way to work. At least with the GP2X, nobody knows what it is. :)

I've been playing the Just Cause 2 demo. I just love it so much. I had a shitty day at work yesterday, but then I got home, ate shrimp pasta, went for a run and then killed a bunch of fuckers on an island using motorcycles as missiles.

I also tried out the Final Fight: Double Impact demo. Great ports, but I wish these were in the XBLA Game Room.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 15, 2010, 10:32:30 pm
I just finished chapter 6 in Yakuza 3 with 14 hours clocked. I'm thinking this games going to take a bit longer to beat than I thought.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on April 16, 2010, 09:55:13 am
I got Yakuza 2 a few days ago, so I have been playing that. Great timing as I have a lot of free time this week.

I think everything has been improved upon in so many ways. It is not one of my favorite games ever or anything, but I really have nothing to complain about. I guess I would prefer English voice acting, but that is only because I am tired of looking at the text and missing the characters animations.

Screw you text under people and me not knowing Japanese outside of a three year olds understanding!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on April 16, 2010, 10:48:09 am
Playing JC2. Even though it has no custom soundtracks, the trophies are just begging for me to earn 'em  :afroman:.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 16, 2010, 11:37:01 am
Once I get JC2 for the 360, I'm totally gonna be playing Indiana Jones and James Bond scores via the custom soundtracks. The game seems to call for it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on April 16, 2010, 12:57:02 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Once I get JC2 for the 360, I'm totally gonna be playing Indiana Jones and James Bond scores via the custom soundtracks. The game seems to call for it.
Lucky  :x. My PS3 version doesn't have custom soundtracks.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 16, 2010, 06:57:42 pm
I just bought some component cables for the Wii, since we just got a new TV and HOLY BALLS it looks good. I was playing some TVC and Muramasa on it the other day and the picture quality is fantastic. Never knew the wii could look that good.
(Inb4, hurr durr I played wii sports wii is gay)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on April 16, 2010, 07:39:00 pm
I played wii sports and I still think it's the best reason to get a Wii. It's all very simple and everyone loves it. Great for parties/girlfriends.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 17, 2010, 09:16:59 am
Quote from: "crackdude"
I played wii sports and I still think it's the best reason to get a Wii. It's all very simple and everyone loves it. Great for parties/girlfriends.

I like wen people say this.
Wii sports is the reason so many people have a wii, they play it at a friends and find it fun; then they get one and show some others wii sports and they in turn buy one.

Unfortunately people that buy a wii for wii sports generally stop using the console after a month or so, which is where the dust collector label must have come from.

Also, Rockband has been better for me for parties/ladies to play. And it has Modest Mouse and The Pixies!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 17, 2010, 12:46:52 pm
Space Invader Extreme
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SufferLikeGDid on April 18, 2010, 01:02:07 am
I'm slowly making my way through White Knight Chronicles. I am such a noob when it comes to RPGs.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 18, 2010, 04:58:24 am
It's such a lovely weekend here, so I've spent it getting the platinum trophies for infamous, sasar and modern warfare 2.
I'm at a grand total of 8 platinum trophies now!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on April 18, 2010, 06:08:07 am
I'm going to go play Batman RIGHT NOW
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 18, 2010, 06:33:14 am
Bioshock 2 is really really good. Both single and multiplayer, I gotta say they surprised me.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 18, 2010, 01:27:20 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
It's such a lovely weekend here, so I've spent it getting the platinum trophies for infamous, sasar and modern warfare 2.
I'm at a grand total of 8 platinum trophies now!
You are my challenger now. 4 right now, I shall beat you.
(http://http://reformcopyright.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/gunnery-sergeant-hartman-pointing.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 18, 2010, 01:38:17 pm
Oh we'll see!

My brother is behind me at 7, although he has stooped low enough to go the terminator salvation route.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 18, 2010, 05:19:48 pm
I have about 13 games with maxed out scores on 360! DO YOUR WORST BOYS!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on April 18, 2010, 07:25:07 pm
I beat Yakuza 2. Boy, what an experience that was!

To be honest, at first I thought the game was pretty slow and some of the first things I noticed were things I did not like. I miss how in the first game you could press square then triangle to knock most weaker enemies down and one of the first things I tried out was the YF6 arcade game... Ugh...

But that all changed pretty soon, and especially the last few hours were just so incredible. Seriously. Every tweak to the world and art, every scene with Majima, every reference to games like Streets of Rage [spoiler:3hb2mbyr](Seriously, the second to  last boss was totally Mr X)[/spoiler:3hb2mbyr], Shinobi and Virtua Fighter kept me smiling throughout... Not to mention that the game is just such a massive improvement to everything in the first game. The side missions are all such a blast, like I already decided to play through the unlockable Adventure Mode and I am going to see if I can get anything else unlocked after that, but if not, oh well it is still just tons of fun anyway! I also am certain I will play through the main game a bunch of times in the future, which is so...so...so rare for RPGs.

Something I really need to bring up is that the game is probably the best game on the console graphically. I have played over 200 PlayStation 2 games (used to have to test games for it) and have never seen one game come to the level of detail this game pulls off. It is seriously mind blowing as to what they were able to pull off in such a short amount of time and how Sony themselves could not do as good.

Such an incredible experience. One of the best RPGs I have ever played. Now I am just sad that I will not get to fully play through Yakuza 3 for potentially... Years. Not only does the console have like barely anything I want on it at all, but it is just way out of my price range.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 18, 2010, 11:38:16 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
I beat Yakuza 2. Boy, what an experience that was!

To be honest, at first I thought the game was pretty slow and some of the first things I noticed were things I did not like. I miss how in the first game you could press square then triangle to knock most weaker enemies down and one of the first things I tried out was the YF6 arcade game... Ugh...

But that all changed pretty soon, and especially the last few hours were just so incredible. Seriously. Every tweak to the world and art, every scene with Majima, every reference to games like Streets of Rage [spoiler:2bkyr2hx](Seriously, the second to  last boss was totally Mr X)[/spoiler:2bkyr2hx], Shinobi and Virtua Fighter kept me smiling throughout... Not to mention that the game is just such a massive improvement to everything in the first game. The side missions are all such a blast, like I already decided to play through the unlockable Adventure Mode and I am going to see if I can get anything else unlocked after that, but if not, oh well it is still just tons of fun anyway! I also am certain I will play through the main game a bunch of times in the future, which is so...so...so rare for RPGs.

Something I really need to bring up is that the game is probably the best game on the console graphically. I have played over 200 PlayStation 2 games (used to have to test games for it) and have never seen one game come to the level of detail this game pulls off. It is seriously mind blowing as to what they were able to pull off in such a short amount of time and how Sony themselves could not do as good.

Such an incredible experience. One of the best RPGs I have ever played. Now I am just sad that I will not get to fully play through Yakuza 3 for potentially... Years. Not only does the console have like barely anything I want on it at all, but it is just way out of my price range.

Glad to hear you enjoyed Yakuza 2 so much. It's definitely one of my favorite PS2 games.

I just beat Yakuza 3 incidentally.  Fantastic as expected.  It's probably the first Yakuza game where I got as hooked on all the side missions and mini games as much as I did.  I put 23 hours into this game, and I finished with less than 20% cleared.  There is just so much content in this game, it's obscene.  I think that I still like the overall plot in the 2nd game a bit more, but all the advancements in the jump to the PS3 are fantastic.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 19, 2010, 04:42:33 am
I've been trying to play final fight but it is unsharable.
I only bought it for two player co op online but I guess my friend will need to buy his own copy.

Did this come before streets of rage?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 19, 2010, 05:59:56 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I've been trying to play final fight but it is unsharable.
I only bought it for two player co op online but I guess my friend will need to buy his own copy.

Did this come before streets of rage?

Yep, I think Streets of Rage was a direct response to Final Fight. I also think it's superior.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 19, 2010, 07:55:55 am
I've tried starting Headhunter for the Dreamcast late last night, but was too sleepy to focus. I own the PS2 version, but never played it. Mostly because it just didn't feel right not on a Dreamcast.

I played Sonic Riders for the first time, it sucks but I really want to unlock Nights, Aiai, Ulala and the Opa Opa board. Maybe I just need more practice?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 19, 2010, 10:06:49 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
I played Sonic Riders for the first time, it sucks but I really want to unlock Nights, Aiai, Ulala and the Opa Opa board. Maybe I just need more practice?

It's a pretty odd racing game, but once it "clicks" it's actually pretty fun.  Hard as hell, but fun.  I haven't played it for a few years, so I'd probably suck a lot if I tried to pick it up now though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 19, 2010, 01:21:16 pm
I think I need to brew some tea, light a candle and crack open the instruction manual. After playing it a bit more, I'm starting to see where I was going wrong. But the whole air system was confusing the hell out of me.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 19, 2010, 01:46:00 pm
Another 2 hours wandering the streets of WhiteChapel, one particular puzzle was a bit tricky, because you had to have some knowledge of certain American Civil War battles.

Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripper is a very good Adventure game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on April 19, 2010, 03:51:01 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
I've tried starting Headhunter for the Dreamcast late last night, but was too sleepy to focus. I own the PS2 version, but never played it. Mostly because it just didn't feel right not on a Dreamcast.

I played Sonic Riders for the first time, it sucks but I really want to unlock Nights, Aiai, Ulala and the Opa Opa board. Maybe I just need more practice?

Do not forget the Hang-On bike! When you use it the Hang-On theme plays and everything! "Knuckles is gooooooooing momentum!"

I thought the game was alright, but WAY too hard later on, especially if you want all of that extra content. An alright purchase I guess, but Zero Gravity is worse in every way, not sure how that happened. Oh yeah, Sonic Team.

If they make a third one (WHICH THEY BETTER FUCKING NOT) it should have an unlockable STRANGE MINECART.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 19, 2010, 07:13:17 pm
Playing Rogue Galaxy, LBP PSP and going to start The Saboteur soon.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 21, 2010, 01:23:10 am
Finished Bioshock 2 the other day, which was really fun.

Now I'm playing Splinter Cell Conviction and hooooooooooooooly shiiiiiiiiiiiit it's fucking outstanding.

It's really just such an awesome game and just oozes quality and style. The game is also really fun, I'm playing it on Realistic Difficulty which is actually quite tough, but fun. Only one part was really annoying and actually caused me to throw the controller, but apart from that it's alllll good baybee.

Having said that, it's Splinter Cell in name only, it's NOTHING like the old games which took some getting used to. I was continually trying to sneak through places without killing anyone or attracting any attention, but it never really worked. In this game you just have to murder EVERYONE in your way, fuck stealth. That mark and execute feature is necessary on Realistic, and it doesn't make the game as easy as it looks, since you need to do a hand to hand kill to get it, and even then it only can mark 2~3 people usually. Either way, great game so far.

Also playing Bioshock 2 Multiplayer, I'm up to rank 32 or so, I really want to get up to 40 so I can get 1K in this game!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 21, 2010, 07:27:31 am
After Burner Climax!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 21, 2010, 04:56:49 pm
holy hell is after burner out?!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on April 21, 2010, 05:19:36 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
holy hell is after burner out?!
Well of course.. How would he play it then? :/
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 21, 2010, 06:29:40 pm
Quote from: "crackdude"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
holy hell is after burner out?!
Well of course.. How would he play it then? :/
At the arcade/illegal copy/Barry's wild imagination and he's actually in a washing machine pretending it's the rotating arcade machine.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 21, 2010, 07:45:18 pm
I would never play a game in the arcades when it could be played at home. That's crazy!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 22, 2010, 11:48:15 am
Quote from: "crackdude"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
holy hell is after burner out?!
Well of course.. How would he play it then? :/

I don't know if it's a language barrier that makes you come across as rude and condescending, or because you spam up the boards by posting in EVERY SINGLE thread, but sometimes you really piss me off.

It should be quite clear that my comment was more like a 'tell me more about Afterburner climax, I know anything about it, is it good/ worth buying?'
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on April 22, 2010, 12:34:38 pm
I've been earning more and more trophies on JC2  :mrgreen:. Even without online, this game still tops GTA IV.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on April 22, 2010, 01:15:09 pm
I've been working on the last achievements for Borderlands, SASASR, and Afterburner Climax.  Afterburner is great.  I'm terrible at it, but the more you play, the more you unlock things that make it easier (DX) and therefore, you're able to get more achievements.  I think that's great.  ardcore gamers may feel like it's cheating, but there's always score attack for the purists, which is where the leaderboards come from anyway.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 22, 2010, 01:40:50 pm
A nasty glitch in Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripper just made me waste pretty much my entire progress thus far in the game. Damn it!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 22, 2010, 01:47:46 pm
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
I've been working on the last achievements for Borderlands, SASASR, and Afterburner Climax.  Afterburner is great.  I'm terrible at it, but the more you play, the more you unlock things that make it easier (DX) and therefore, you're able to get more achievements.  I think that's great.  ardcore gamers may feel like it's cheating, but there's always score attack for the purists, which is where the leaderboards come from anyway.

I'm with you. I love a game that rewards you even if you suck. Space Invaders Infinity Gene and Rez were also great at this. Sometimes it's late at night and I want to play the game, but I don't want to try to think about avoiding enemy fire. I just want to see pretty colors, die and respawn forever.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 22, 2010, 01:55:50 pm
Wipeout HD.

Fuck, Elite is piss hard.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on April 22, 2010, 02:06:41 pm
Quote from: "George"
Wipeout HD.

Fuck, Elite is piss hard.

Just keep trying  :mrgreen:. Show these opponent AIs who's boss.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on April 22, 2010, 07:06:37 pm
Quote from: "George"
Wipeout HD.

Fuck, Elite is piss hard.
Hell yeah, great game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 22, 2010, 07:09:39 pm
Played a metric buttload of Bioshock 2 multiplayer last night, really want to get ot level 40 so I can 1000 the game at some stage. It's also just a lot of fun.

Played a bit more SHining Force II on the train on the way to work this morning, also a fun game but I was kinda aimlessley wandering around trying to find some villiage most of hte time. It wasn't very clear where to go.

Wanted to go see a movie tonight, but everyone is busy or not interested, so I'll probably play some Conviction instead.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on April 22, 2010, 07:14:03 pm
I've been playing Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and lots of pool at PSHome.

I've been wanting to play Phantasy Star Portable again for the PSP.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 23, 2010, 07:49:08 am
Been playing 'Tech Romancer' and 'Bangai-O'. Best ebay game lot auction I won in a loooong time!

Also got 'Record of Lodoss War' and two games I already had: 'Sonic Adventure' and 'Soul Reaver'.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on April 23, 2010, 03:26:46 pm
AFTER BURNER CLIMAX OMFG
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 23, 2010, 10:57:46 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
AFTER BURNER CLIMAX OMFG

Same here :).
I also just beat Altered Beast with my girlfriend, and started playing through the first Shinobi game (arcade version).  The only Shinobi games I'd played prior to this were the two on PS2. Holy crap this is way different. I like it a lot more.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 24, 2010, 01:51:33 am
After Burner Climax.

Wowowowo
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 24, 2010, 04:35:39 pm
Afterburner climax.

It's good, how do you see ending A?
I keep seeing ending C.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 24, 2010, 06:03:00 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Afterburner climax.

It's good, how do you see ending A?
I keep seeing ending C.

All I know is, you probably need to be very very good. I only have Ending C as well.

I finished Splinter Cell Conviction last night, really awesome game, I absolutely loved it. Even though it's nothing at all like the previous games, it's probably one of my overall favourite SC games. It's certainly better than Double Agent at least.

While the game is very different, the way that you need to plan things out and meticulously execute your plan is the same. In the other games it's all about getting in and out without anyone knowing you were ever tehre, avoiding guards becoming a ghost. In this one it's about killing everyone on the way in, then killing everyone on the way out. The security has been beefed up a lot since the last few games, so it's harder than it would have been in the first games, even with new offensive skills like Mark and Execute. Instead of taking on 3 or 4 guys at a time, it could be up to 10 now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 25, 2010, 10:09:38 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Afterburner climax.

It's good, how do you see ending A?
I keep seeing ending C.

In those parts where they say shoot down all the (insert random threat), you have to get them all.  The stealth bomber, the helicopters, etc..... Basically any time you see something with the word target over top of it, shoot it down.  On the level progression map, they're shown as blue crosses if you fail, and red ones if you are successful.  There's also that one where you have to avoid being seen by the spotlights.

If you manage to get all of those, then there's an extra level where you're chasing down 3 big missiles through the air. If you manage to take them all down, you'll get ending A. If you miss one of the missiles, you get ending B
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 25, 2010, 11:06:48 am
Great thanks!
I always just hold the thrusters down and speed through that level setting off the alarms, I have the big reticule now so I'll try it going slower and will see what happens.

It's pretty fun but I don't seems to have much feel for the jets, I always do barrel rolls by mistake.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on April 25, 2010, 12:14:46 pm
Playing Anarchy: Rush Hour. IDK whether this game is a pass or fail, but I'mm sum them up:

Pass:

-Unique vehicles
-46 Trophies
-Wider varitey of tracks
-Nice graphics
-Custom soundtracks (via XMB)
-Neat power-ups

Fail:

-Unrealistic damage physics
-Limited free roaming (no hidden packages or anything)
-The map is nowhere as big as the one from MC: LA
-Limited car customization (no body kit modification, no handling performance enhancements, etc.)
-Traffics too congested (only to night time)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 27, 2010, 07:32:42 am
Played Ryan in SASASR last night, I think he thought I didn't know who he was. lol
Good races! I actually mastered "Money Target" for the first time while we were racing. I also unlocked the "Turbo" achievement. I hate to admit it, but I'm best when I play as Knuckles.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 27, 2010, 09:37:18 am
I started playing Afterburner Climax.

Wow, what a rush. I had no idea what to do or how to think during the first part of the game. But boy did it blow my mind and it's one the best looking XBLA arcade titles from Sega.

How could would it be to control this with Project Natal?

Anyway, I picked up Magnacarta 2 again and I got my butt kicked in a recent boss battle. After an unexpected twist, I got to a nasty Boss Battle with a character called Levianthan, after I got his health down to zero, the SOB restored his energy to full health. I have to destroy these pillars but I can't seem to interact with them.

I'll watching a YT vid to see how it's done.

And after a few days of wallowing in self pity I decided to give another stab(no pun intended) at Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripper, after pushing myself to restart my entire progress, I decided to do so.

And it turned out to be quite productive, all the progress I had made in a week, I managed to do so under a couple of hours.

I am now at the point where the second murder had been commited and now I'm helping some chap fix a gas leak.

It shouldn't take too long now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on April 27, 2010, 02:50:54 pm
Trying the blur and split scone demos.
They're both okay, thought I would give them both a try, I need to play more blur I thnk but it looks promising.

Other than that I'm trying to unlock another sniper rifle in bad company 2, then I just need the demolish kills and some single player ones for the platinum
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 27, 2010, 05:11:42 pm
Been playing Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper till now and now I've surpassed where I had the glitch screw the game on me.

For some reason the glitch didn't happen this time, in fact I was able to select E. Long's written testimony first and then the two eye witeness accounts in the dialog  tree, after that it was all good.
Plus I even got the sneaky 160 achievements that I hadn't gotten earlier, I mean some puzzles are pretty hard and I only get 10-30 achievements out of them, but getting 80 GP just for looking at all the paintings in a seedy brothel? Oh, come on!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on April 27, 2010, 06:07:36 pm
I'm playing Pokemon SoulSilver. I wanted Gold, but it was all sold out. The dude at GAME was an IDIOT.

me: Hi do you have Pokemon Gold
him: huh no we don't
me: what it sold out?
him: huh i just know we dont have it
me: ok then *turn around, spot pokemon silver, turn again* What about Pokemon Silver?
him: oh sure we still have that one

WHAT. He was totally going to let me go without mentioning Silver. It's the same frigging game! retards
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 27, 2010, 10:54:01 pm
I finally got around to playing Dynamite Cop.
I've gotten my girlfriend into beat-em-ups since Final Fight came out on PSN.  We played through that, and Streets of Rage 2 a few times (still can't beat SOR2), and I figured I'd give this one a shot.
I loved it.

This game is just pure unadulterated fun. We played through the whole thing, and had so much fun with it.  Beating people up with cake....fantastic.
I highly recommend this to anybody with a Dreamcast.  It's short, but it's a blast to play.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 28, 2010, 01:37:48 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
I finally got around to playing Dynamite Cop.
I've gotten my girlfriend into beat-em-ups since Final Fight came out on PSN.  We played through that, and Streets of Rage 2 a few times (still can't beat SOR2), and I figured I'd give this one a shot.
I loved it.

This game is just pure unadulterated fun. We played through the whole thing, and had so much fun with it.  Beating people up with cake....fantastic.
I highly recommend this to anybody with a Dreamcast.  It's short, but it's a blast to play.

That's one game I regret not buying for Dreamcast. I do have the prequel on Saturn, Die Hard Arcade, which is also really great fun too. I love beating a boss by just repeatedly kicking him in the groin. The chain wrestling moves are fun as well, and the Anti-Tank gun is just hilarious every time.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: upsidedown fuji on April 28, 2010, 03:09:26 am
Got Afterburner Climax at its release but I've only played it a total of 2 times. I have yet to complete a game. I'm a sad excuse of a gamer. :(
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 28, 2010, 08:38:36 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
That's one game I regret not buying for Dreamcast. I do have the prequel on Saturn, Die Hard Arcade, which is also really great fun too. I love beating a boss by just repeatedly kicking him in the groin. The chain wrestling moves are fun as well, and the Anti-Tank gun is just hilarious every time.

You can get it for really cheap off of ebay. I've seen it go for between 15 and 20 bucks brand new.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 28, 2010, 08:45:13 am
'Dynamite Deka 2' (or 'Dynamite Cop', though I have the Japanese version) has awesome extras!

A comic book, art gallery, bonus characters and a bonus classic Sega arcade game! Why is the 1980 game 'Tranquilizer Gun' included? Who knows and who cares why, it's fun!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on April 28, 2010, 01:26:23 pm
I didn't know you guys liked Dynamite Cop so much. Next time I order some games I'll get it along Skies of Arcadia :D
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 28, 2010, 05:20:16 pm
Quote from: "crackdude"
I didn't know you guys liked Dynamite Cop so much. Next time I order some games I'll get it along Skies of Arcadia :D
I didn't know I liked it so much until yesterday  8-)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 28, 2010, 06:57:15 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
'Dynamite Deka 2' (or 'Dynamite Cop', though I have the Japanese version) has awesome extras!

A comic book, art gallery, bonus characters and a bonus classic Sega arcade game! Why is the 1980 game 'Tranquilizer Gun' included? Who knows and who cares why, it's fun!

Do you remember the Sega Saturn game had Depth Charge as well? You needed to play that to earn credits for Die Hard Arcade, was a pretty interesting system.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 01, 2010, 11:12:59 pm
I've been playing some more MGS: Portable Ops.
I'm about 3/4 of the way through the game.

I'm really liking the majority of it (building my own army, the story picking up after MGS 3, etc...), I just wish they designed the game around a fixed camera system.  The controls aren't a huge deal the majority of the time because sneaking is pretty methodical, but the boss fights are a bitch.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 02, 2010, 05:53:19 am
Wait, does not come out till June, wtf mayne?

You get the Japanese version? Does it have Englrish subs?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on May 02, 2010, 01:13:05 pm
Quote from: "George"
Wait, does not come out till June, wtf mayne?

You get the Japanese version? Does it have Englrish subs?

He said Portable Ops, you fish fondling fruitcake.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 02, 2010, 04:23:49 pm
Been playing ass-loads of Super Street Fighter IV, lovin' it so far. Been keeping up with VEGA mostly but also checking out Hakan, who is really fun, and trying to play some Fei Long though he's pretty tough.

Slowly been playing Shining Force II still as well, and a little bit of Muramasa on Wii. Muramasa is an incredible looking game, and it's a lot of fun as well. Anyone with a Wii really should check it out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 02, 2010, 04:26:48 pm
I need 10 more demolition kills in bad company 2 and then I'll only be a couple of hours of levelling away from my 9th platinum trophy.

The problem is that it's extremely hard to demolish houses online that have enemies in them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 02, 2010, 05:16:19 pm
As this is a slow SEGA month and I will not be buying new releases, I picked up Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts for $15. It's a beautiful game! I can't wait to get me some flying vehicles.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 02, 2010, 06:33:05 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
As this is a slow SEGA month and I will not be buying new releases, I picked up Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts for $15. It's a beautiful game! I can't wait to get me some flying vehicles.

I agree that game was really cool, it got so much unwarranted hate because it wasn't exactly like the last games. I can understand people wanted another platformer, but Nuts and Bolts was good, I would say it's even better than Banjo Tooie.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 02, 2010, 11:48:55 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "George"
Wait, does not come out till June, wtf mayne?

You get the Japanese version? Does it have Englrish subs?

He said Portable Ops, you fish fondling fruitcake.

Yeah. I wanted to actually beat Portable Ops before Peace Walker comes out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 03, 2010, 03:56:54 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
As this is a slow SEGA month and I will not be buying new releases, I picked up Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts for $15. It's a beautiful game! I can't wait to get me some flying vehicles.

Awesome game, the vehicle editor is really great.
The only problem I had was making a giant Alex Kidd, he just kept falling over and by the time I had supported him he looked rubbish.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 03, 2010, 07:47:25 am
Just finished Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper.

Pretty freaky ending.

An interesting and reasonable take on this mystery without getting too over-the-top or wander into the realm of the supernatural.

A frankly morbid game, too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 03, 2010, 09:57:04 am
Today's mission: Finish the first disk of Skies of Arcadia.
I'm in the Dark Rift at the moment, so I think I'm reasonably close.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 03, 2010, 10:33:51 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Awesome game, the vehicle editor is really great.
The only problem I had was making a giant Alex Kidd, he just kept falling over and by the time I had supported him he looked rubbish.

Did you try, maybe, making Alex Kidd in a laying down Superman in flight pose, with his fists out? Maybe have the fists be boxing gloves (if those are a weapon)?

Anyway, I'm loving the game! I can see how fans of the first two could be disappointed in it being different, but at least it's a good different and the core gameplay is intact. It's not as though they did what Sonic Heroes did (tried to evolve but failed) or Rayman Raving Rabbids did (turned the best 3D platformer into a side character in a mini game collection).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 03, 2010, 11:29:01 am
Still grinding away at Brutal Legends, I only need 2 more fights to finish off the game on Brutal.

PRO TIP: Beat the game on normal, get all the power ups, beat it on Brutal because its a pain in the ass without the extra life.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on May 03, 2010, 11:42:04 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Today's mission: Finish the first disk of Skies of Arcadia.
I'm in the Dark Rift at the moment, so I think I'm reasonably close.

There is a whole other section after where you are, but after that you will start the second disc. I would say about three more hours of the first disc are left.

Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
As this is a slow SEGA month and I will not be buying new releases, I picked up Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts for $15. It's a beautiful game! I can't wait to get me some flying vehicles.

One of my favorite games this gen! Just like Mang, I think it is better than Tooie. I would just ignore the fans, Rare's fanbase is literally the most whiny I have ever seen in my entire life making even the worst SEGA fans look like saints.

Seriously, Nuts & Bolts has some of the most ingenious design I have seen for letting the player be creative. There is this one mission for instance, where you have to protect a statue, so you can do everything from setting up a bunch of guns around it, just making a big block that covers the whole thing, or just stick the whole statue to the back of a plane and run away! Brilliant!

Try experimenting with creating stuff. I found out fairly late on that if you put wings of a plane on the underside of boats they can act as rudders, for example. MIND=BLOWN.

Once I get online more we need to swap some blueprints... I based all of my designs off of SEGA related stuff. I am betting you will love some of the references!

Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Awesome game, the vehicle editor is really great.
The only problem I had was making a giant Alex Kidd, he just kept falling over and by the time I had supported him he looked rubbish.

Did you try putting helicopters on the top of him? What about weights on the inside or bottom? A good one would be the force field generator.




As for what I am playing, the Halo Reach beta starts today for the people who have their ODST discs ready, so I will be playing that most of the day if possible.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 03, 2010, 12:04:35 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Once I get online more we need to swap some blueprints... I based all of my designs off of SEGA related stuff. I am betting you will love some of the references!

Awesome! I was hoping to encounter a friend on my list that had blueprints to share. :D I haven't done much vehicle building yet, but I plan to make Robotnik's Eggmobile and the Futurama space ship. I've seen a very impressive NASA rocket as well as a Millennium Falcon. Cool stuff!

edit: I found a pic of an Eggmobile, very awesome with a wrecking ball to boot!

(http://http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/Dalagonash/Roon3-7.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 03, 2010, 02:12:48 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
There is a whole other section after where you are, but after that you will start the second disc. I would say about three more hours of the first disc are left.


Yeah, I figured that I've got to finish this blue moonstone bit first.  I'm just fighting Zivilyn Bane right now in the underwater dungeon
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 04, 2010, 08:38:22 am
I picked up left for dead 2 to play online with three of my real life friends.
Anything to get them off mw2 basically.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 05, 2010, 12:05:57 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I picked up left for dead 2 to play online with three of my real life friends.
Anything to get them off mw2 basically.

PC or 360?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 05, 2010, 07:16:04 am
360, my Macbook isn't good enough to run it via boot camp and I wont be upgrading it until the end of the year.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 05, 2010, 08:33:53 am
I've started actually playing Resonance of Fate and it's been a fun first half hour, I can do almost everything except pull off a Tri-Attack, I'm still working on that.

The combate system while confusing at first is easy enough to get into, I imagine that these first few fights are simple and the next ones will ramp up the difficulty and I will need to strategize more.

Good enough, I'll give it a try. These first 30 minutes of RoF have been more fun than the 15 hours I spent on Magnacarta 2 thus far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on May 05, 2010, 11:52:11 am
Doodle Jump on the iPhone!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 05, 2010, 02:23:27 pm
Doodle jump is awesome!
It's the perfect 'just one more game' games.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 05, 2010, 05:08:53 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
360, my Macbook isn't good enough to run it via boot camp and I wont be upgrading it until the end of the year.

Balls. I actually just got it for pc last night
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 05, 2010, 07:07:31 pm
I'm playing a bit of Shining Force 2, but I'm finding the vague hints of where to go next really annoying. The open world feels too open for it's own good trying to find where to go and what to do next somtimes. I prefer the more linear approach of SF1 and 3, but I feel this might just be a short period of the game anyway.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 05, 2010, 11:25:07 pm
Plants vs. Zombies.
Very fun stuff. I just finished the first world? stage?....the first ten maps anyway, and I'm on "2-1" now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 06, 2010, 04:43:22 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
360, my Macbook isn't good enough to run it via boot camp and I wont be upgrading it until the end of the year.

Balls. I actually just got it for pc last night

Damn, I'll have to try and get it in a sale for pc later this year.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 06, 2010, 08:44:28 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Damn, I'll have to try and get it in a sale for pc later this year.

Cool.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on May 06, 2010, 09:57:43 am
Pokemon SoulSilver.

God, this is the best Pokemon I've ever played.
I was completely obsessed with Pokemon Gold back in the day, so there are some changed details on the game's progression that I don't like. But that's just me being extremely picky.

It surpasses the originals in the sheer amount of everything. This game is infinite. It has so freaking much stuff to do.
It's also better than the more recent ones cause it has the best pokemons, the first and second ones.

If you remotely like Pokemon, GET THIS.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 06, 2010, 12:40:22 pm
Resonance of Fate, mostly.

Then played Watchmen: The End is Nigh for about 30 minutes.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on May 06, 2010, 02:18:16 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
Resonance of Fate, mostly.
Is it as good as it looks?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on May 06, 2010, 03:10:37 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
I'm playing a bit of Shining Force 2, but I'm finding the vague hints of where to go next really annoying. The open world feels too open for it's own good trying to find where to go and what to do next somtimes. I prefer the more linear approach of SF1 and 3, but I feel this might just be a short period of the game anyway.

You think that is bad? There is a part later in the game where you get a plank of wood that you have to somehow instantly know to put into a tree on the other side of the map that opens up a passageway. I am not even joking.

I have mostly been playing Genesis and Master System games on an emulator even though I have a lot of stuff to work on. I have beaten a lot of co-op platformers with friends lately, so I am having a blast. Not to mention I have tried out a few games I never cared to look into only to find out they are awesome, like The Addams Family. It seriously has the best secrets I ever saw in a game. I cannot believe Accolade made such a cool game!

Also been playing the Halo Reach beta some more. All of the modes I have been able to play I love, especially some like Team SWAT, which I thought I would hate! I cannot wait for the next set of modes they will release soon. I have heard the Invasion mode is not very fun, so I am especially curious about that.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 06, 2010, 05:25:35 pm
@crackdude

Depends on what you want out of that game.

RoF is surely diferrent from many games, the story feels very episodic, a sequence of self-contained stories, I'm already at chapter 2. Whne you finish the main story mission, you only advance to the next chapter only and if only if you want to.

As they said in the reviews, the game is very difficult, sometimes a random encounter can go sour very fast if you screw around too much.

Everything is very solid but leveling up in RoF seems very random, I've had Vashyron leveling up a lot in just two hours and Zephyr has just one up a level or two since then.

With that out of the way, it's sure a fun game.

I lost like 4 times in a row against the Chapter 1 boss but it was just a matter of persistence. But not like Lost Odyssey which made me sometimes want to throw my Xbox 360 out through the window.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 06, 2010, 07:13:59 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
I'm playing a bit of Shining Force 2, but I'm finding the vague hints of where to go next really annoying. The open world feels too open for it's own good trying to find where to go and what to do next somtimes. I prefer the more linear approach of SF1 and 3, but I feel this might just be a short period of the game anyway.

You think that is bad? There is a part later in the game where you get a plank of wood that you have to somehow instantly know to put into a tree on the other side of the map that opens up a passageway. I am not even joking.

Yeah I already did that bit. I couldn't tell if it was just weird and silly or if I had missed something important. Good to know it was just weird. It's really good in terms of the battles and everytihng else, but the structure/exploration is really strange and confusing compared to 1 and 3.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 06, 2010, 09:04:59 pm
Iron Man 2

...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 06, 2010, 09:26:00 pm
Playing Pitfall in Game Room. Also still addicted to 'Nuts & Bolts'. I actually defeated the first boss with my Sega Saturn car!

(http://http://banjo-kazooie.com/Handlers/Handler.ashx?mode=4&id=F5EC3C37140C0AF11C2E)

What's Mr. T's favorite film?
Iron Man, foo!

What does Tony Stark use to fix his suit?
Iron Man glue

Reebok teamed with Marvel to create this.
Iron Man shoe
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 07, 2010, 04:14:17 am
Not a bad car, I like that you can put the seat inside the structure and have it completely obscured.

It helped me create my flying opa opa, although it looked more like an F-Zero car afterwards.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on May 09, 2010, 06:53:09 am
I finally have the time to go back to Batman Arkham Asylum. It's a good game [spoiler:107klgkg](I'm just past the bit where Batman arrests Harley)[/spoiler:107klgkg], but I really don't get the hype. You can tell there's a lot of love from real Batman fans in this game. I also like the whole vibe, it reminds me of Bioshock in some way. I find the combat dull and the stealth bits terrible though... Those "lunatic" characters are so annoying it pains me.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 09, 2010, 09:42:36 am
Quote from: "Orta"
I finally have the time to go back to Batman Arkham Asylum. It's a good game [spoiler:1dbhrn5o](I'm just past the bit where Batman arrests Harley)[/spoiler:1dbhrn5o], but I really don't get the hype. You can tell there's a lot of love from real Batman fans in this game. I also like the whole vibe, it reminds me of Bioshock in some way. I find the combat dull and the stealth bits terrible though... Those "lunatic" characters are so annoying it pains me.

As far as 3D brawlers go, Arkham Assylum had one of my favourite combat systems ever.  The attack/dodge/stun/jump buttons allowed for a lot of freedom without needing to remember a ton of button combinations.  Try getting all the medals on the challenge maps.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 09, 2010, 07:00:42 pm
^Getting all the medals was a lot of fun, and hard as nails too. I loved Batman AA though, so didn't mind trying over and over to get them.

Currently playing Zeno Clash still, the tower challenges are quite hard, nearly finished the story.

This guy rawks.
(http://http://www.gamasutra.com/db_area/images/feature/4156/character_hunter.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on May 09, 2010, 09:09:28 pm
I'm done with Batman. Good stuff indeed, and I'll never get the hype. I'll go ahead and say the game is a tad overrated... I won't bother with the challenges as I don't like the combat at all. I blame that witch Bayonetta and her smooth... controls.

But hey, for free I really shouldn't be complaining! Time to return Batman and ask for Mass Effect. Haha
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 09, 2010, 11:11:56 pm
Skies of Arcadia.
I'm at about 46 hours in.  Just got back from [spoiler:2kt77s0b]the silver shrine in the sky[/spoiler:2kt77s0b], and on my way to the elevator.
I've got Vyse's best sword, and I think I'm finally getting near the end of the game.
I played it on and off for a couple years, but I've put about 28 hours into it in the past couple weeks.  Really loving this game.

Question to anyone who's played it:
Do any of you actually use the magic spells in the game?
I find that I'm pretty much exlusively using items, standard attacks, and sp attacks.  I only use the odd spell whenever I need to boost an attribute every once in a while.  Otherwise I just use the healing spells outside of battle to avoid wasting SP points while I'm fighting.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 10, 2010, 12:00:35 am
^Hmm, it's been a while since I played this game, but from memory I did use spells fairly often (although not as much as specials, especially when the specials got really good).
Healing magic with Fina is obviously very important, but elemental magic was really useful when used right. When fighting Ice based enemies using Fire magic was really useful for example. You just need to know which spells to use against which enemies and they could be useful.

Glad you are enjoying it though, one of my all time favourite games. Are you trying to collect all the crew members and make all the discoveries etc? Argh just talking about it makes me want to play it again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 10, 2010, 01:50:12 am
Bionic Commando actually.

Ah man, at first I was like "WHY ALL THE HATE?!" Then I saw.  o.o
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 10, 2010, 02:04:15 am
^What did you think of Zeno Clash?

I just finished it today actually. Strange ending, seems like they are setting it up for a sequel. Bit short, but thats also because I enjoyed it so much. There is also a number of co-op and single player challenges which will take some time though, so overall I feel it is worth the money.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 10, 2010, 05:32:41 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
^Hmm, it's been a while since I played this game, but from memory I did use spells fairly often (although not as much as specials, especially when the specials got really good).
Healing magic with Fina is obviously very important, but elemental magic was really useful when used right. When fighting Ice based enemies using Fire magic was really useful for example. You just need to know which spells to use against which enemies and they could be useful.

Glad you are enjoying it though, one of my all time favourite games. Are you trying to collect all the crew members and make all the discoveries etc? Argh just talking about it makes me want to play it again.

I've mostly just been going for all the crew members, and whatever discoveries I run into.  I've got 30+ anyway. The only crew member that I don't have at this point is the fortune teller.  She says I need some kind of sword, but I'm not too sure what she's talking about.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 10, 2010, 08:30:54 am
I only got a small amount of gaming in this weekend.

I played through a campaign match on L4D2 with a friend, we both failed as the extraction chopper was landing.
I have no idea how we can attack the witch without her killing one of us, there must be a way unless the game is just very cheap.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on May 10, 2010, 11:54:44 am
Trying to earn a platinum on JC2. If I need to earn the Harcore trophy, I have to start the game over again (which can take a few weeks or so).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 10, 2010, 03:33:27 pm
Now I've got all the crew members in Skies of Arcadia.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 10, 2010, 05:03:26 pm
Finished all the challenges in Zeno Clash last night except for Tower Challenge 5. It's a toughie.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 10, 2010, 05:39:47 pm
Playing the game of real life at the moment. Graphics are amazing, but you only get one life (lame) and the cops are complete assholes.

Few days ago I got me all the achievements in ABC and have been playing Sonic Advance on the GBA. It's a shame that Sonic Advance 2 is such a stinker.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 10, 2010, 06:02:12 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Playing the game of real life at the moment. Graphics are amazing, but you only get one life (lame) and the cops are complete assholes.

Urgh, there is so much fucking grinding in that game to get anywhere. Gotta do literally YEARS of school just to get into University, then you do that for ages too. THEN you have to get a job too. It wouldn't be bad if you could get into fights like in Shenmue or if there was a cool murder-mystery, but with one life there's no point in risking everything in the fights, and the storyline sucks.

The controls are brilliant though, very intuitive.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 10, 2010, 06:50:32 pm
Just beat the Hydra in Skies.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 10, 2010, 07:52:08 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Playing the game of real life at the moment. Graphics are amazing, but you only get one life (lame) and the cops are complete assholes.

Urgh, there is so much fucking grinding in that game to get anywhere. Gotta do literally YEARS of school just to get into University, then you do that for ages too. THEN you have to get a job too. It wouldn't be bad if you could get into fights like in Shenmue or if there was a cool murder-mystery, but with one life there's no point in risking everything in the fights, and the storyline sucks.

The controls are brilliant though, very intuitive.

Agreed. I really wish I was on a quest to avenge my father. Instead I have to call him a few times a week and remember his birthday. However, there are TONS of mini-games. I'm playing this message board one at the moment. You have to keep your cool and not ban everybody. Really difficult.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 10, 2010, 08:16:48 pm
^Itchy ban finger huh? haha

Also, I just finished Tower Challenge 5 in Zeno Clash, which means it's time to put that game to bed for a while. Very cool game, I hope more people try it out. Ended on a real cliff-hanger though.

As for what to play next, I'm still working through Shining Force 2. I also am fairly well underway in Muramasa but haven't played for a while, and can't decide whether to go back to that or start playing Fallout. I bought Fallout 1 and 2 last year for really cheap but haven't had a chance to play them yet.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 11, 2010, 01:29:15 am
I have officially beaten Skies of Arcadia.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 11, 2010, 04:30:06 am
Going through Bionic Commando on... well on Commando setting (hardest). Not that HARD, only issue is that when you die it loads. Seriously, number 1 thing devs should NOT do is LOAD the same fucking level you just played.

I like the 'challenges' it gives you while playing. Issue is that weapons feel off and 'missions' are a bit shit so far.

I also hate how they stripped away the humor that made Rearmed so awesome, gave it a wannebe 'snake' lead character with dread locks. WTF, really?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 11, 2010, 10:02:16 am
I gotta be openly frank, Resonance of Fate is a very hard game.
I can see that there was a lot of effort put into the combat system, because at first it seems very overwhelming, but the combat system is easy enough to get into.

Do a lot of scratch damage then deal direct damage and you can win a lot of fights. Simple as that, however, it does pain me to say this but Resonance of Fate, while bringing some fresh ideas, it does seem that some of it's elements are too grounded in traditional JRPG, namely it's difficulty.

After finishing chapter 1 in less than an hour or so, I'm am still stuck on chapter 2.

And while don't get me wrong, when you play your card right, RoF is a blast, but with this difficulty, it really hurts the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 11, 2010, 01:29:37 pm
Quote from: "George"
Going through Bionic Commando on... well on Commando setting (hardest). Not that HARD, only issue is that when you die it loads. Seriously, number 1 thing devs should NOT do is LOAD the same fucking level you just played.

I like the 'challenges' it gives you while playing. Issue is that weapons feel off and 'missions' are a bit shit so far.

I also hate how they stripped away the humor that made Rearmed so awesome, gave it a wannebe 'snake' lead character with dread locks. WTF, really?

Yeah, I rented this game but got bored long before the end, shame as I was originally really pumped for it after playing rearmed.
You can change the character skin to original spencer but it looks terrible.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on May 11, 2010, 10:53:50 pm
Playing Bayonetta again because I never actually did get the hard difficulty achievements. Holy shit, Grace and Glory were in the damn prologue twice? Seriously, not cool. I am still having a great time though, and will not worry about my scores for now, I just want to beat it.

I am going to pick up Final Fantasy IV (Super Nintendo release) again because I was really really enjoying it but never finished because I was busy with other stuff. I have a random assortment of other games I want to try out too, and I am trying to figure out what I should review new week for my site.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 11, 2010, 11:24:48 pm
^Don't worry about high scores in Hard and Climax difficulty, just try to survive.

I started playing Fallout on PC yesterday, it's good but it's going to take some getting used to after Fallout 3. I've never really played a game like this before so it's a bit jarring at first, but I'm slowly getting into it.

Also playing a bit of Muramasa again, the game is exceedinly good looking, and it's got some good combat too. One big problem is the pacing though, it seems half your time in the game is spent just running through empty locations, and theres a lot of random battles as well. I think the game would have been one of my favourites this gen if they really tightened everything up. Have a smaller world with less/no random battles, just have a faster moving story and staged battles (a bit like Guardian Heroes did). Even so, it's a great game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 12, 2010, 05:15:54 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Playing Bayonetta again because I never actually did get the hard difficulty achievements. Holy shit, Grace and Glory were in the damn prologue twice? Seriously, not cool. I am still having a great time though, and will not worry about my scores for now, I just want to beat it.

I am going to pick up Final Fantasy IV (Super Nintendo release) again because I was really really enjoying it but never finished because I was busy with other stuff. I have a random assortment of other games I want to try out too, and I am trying to figure out what I should review new week for my site.

Am I still the only person that has commented on your site?


EDIT: Yep.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 12, 2010, 05:42:00 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "George"
Going through Bionic Commando on... well on Commando setting (hardest). Not that HARD, only issue is that when you die it loads. Seriously, number 1 thing devs should NOT do is LOAD the same fucking level you just played.

I like the 'challenges' it gives you while playing. Issue is that weapons feel off and 'missions' are a bit shit so far.

I also hate how they stripped away the humor that made Rearmed so awesome, gave it a wannebe 'snake' lead character with dread locks. WTF, really?

Yeah, I rented this game but got bored long before the end, shame as I was originally really pumped for it after playing rearmed.
You can change the character skin to original spencer but it looks terrible.

First thing I did.

What was Capcom thinking?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on May 12, 2010, 06:34:52 am
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Playing Bayonetta again because I never actually did get the hard difficulty achievements. Holy shit, Grace and Glory were in the damn prologue twice? Seriously, not cool. I am still having a great time though, and will not worry about my scores for now, I just want to beat it.

I am going to pick up Final Fantasy IV (Super Nintendo release) again because I was really really enjoying it but never finished because I was busy with other stuff. I have a random assortment of other games I want to try out too, and I am trying to figure out what I should review new week for my site.

Am I still the only person that has commented on your site?


EDIT: Yep.

Orta and Aki also did  :oops:

Most of the people who 'Comment' on the site just tell me about their thoughts or whatever through real life or an instant messenger. The actual Takenobu Mitsuyoshi commented on my article I wrote on him, so that is great! I bet he never commented on The Kartel.  :twisted:

EDIT: Just played the Rocket Knight demo not expecting much because I hated the art from what I saw and I never really even was a big fan of the series.

Well I am pretty sure most of the fanbase will dislike a lot of the new stuff (makes it easier, stuff like that), but the game is seriously a lot of fun. I am actually really impressed and had a lot of fun! The controls are just so much better, the gameplay is more diverse, offering less skilled players more enjoyment, the achievements are great too! It is 1200 points (ugggghhh), but I will have to pick this one up eventually! Good job Konami!

[spoiler:30w9zp6k]Fucking Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and its shitty gimmicks like STRANGE MINECART...[/spoiler:30w9zp6k]  :x
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on May 12, 2010, 01:21:59 pm
Played Split/Second demo. It's pretty okay, because of environment destruction and racing physics, but that's it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on May 12, 2010, 04:39:42 pm
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
Played Split/Second demo. It's pretty okay, because of environment destruction and racing physics, but that's it.

Nooooo

I thought it was great. It felt like being in an action movie! And the drifting isn't bad!  :afroman:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on May 12, 2010, 04:59:55 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
Played Split/Second demo. It's pretty okay, because of environment destruction and racing physics, but that's it.

Nooooo

I thought it was great. It felt like being in an action movie! And the drifting isn't bad!  :afroman:
Yeah, except there's no manual transmission in this  :shock:. Seriously, the R1 could be great for shifting up and L1 is for shifting down. I don't care if it's arcade-like, automatic is for the inexperienced (and no tachometer/speedometer means no go, meaning that you don't know how fast you're going).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on May 12, 2010, 05:49:26 pm
Why do you care for manual transmission? Transmissions in video-games are semi-automatic anyway, few games have true manual transmission. Hell, I can only think of one.

If you want manual transmission, drive a car. It's my personal nightmare, tbh.  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on May 12, 2010, 06:08:24 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
Why do you care for manual transmission? Transmissions in video-games are semi-automatic anyway, few games have true manual transmission. Hell, I can only think of one.

If you want manual transmission, drive a car. It's my personal nightmare, tbh.  :lol:
Because MT brings up good driving techniques (and semi-auto is plain weird, seeing as how vehicles has infinity amounts of gears, which doesn't make sense). Oh and RR7 was also an arcade racing game and it has MT. Besides, I don't have a car that has a manual transmission, unfourtunately  :cry:. If the game receives positive reviews, then I'll see what I can do (if it has custom soundtracks)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on May 12, 2010, 08:33:16 pm
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
Quote from: "Orta"
Why do you care for manual transmission? Transmissions in video-games are semi-automatic anyway, few games have true manual transmission. Hell, I can only think of one.

If you want manual transmission, drive a car. It's my personal nightmare, tbh.  :lol:
Because MT brings up good driving techniques (and semi-auto is plain weird, seeing as how vehicles has infinity amounts of gears, which doesn't make sense). Oh and RR7 was also an arcade racing game and it has MT. Besides, I don't have a car that has a manual transmission, unfourtunately  :cry:. If the game receives positive reviews, then I'll see what I can do (if it has custom soundtracks)

Are you European? I never could understand why anyone would prefer manual transmission. What do you mean by 'Good driving techniques' anyways?

If you always want custom soundtracks in games, just get an Xbox 360, you can bring up the guide in every game and replace the music. That said, what I heard in-game from Split/Second sounded really, really good. I am not sure why you would want to replace it! Besides, unless it is one of the worst you ever heard, you should never buy a game based on it's soundtrack alone.

Unless that game is It's Magic 2 on the Commodore 64  :!:

[youtube:3j4dc827]924RQy-ndyI[/youtube:3j4dc827]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on May 13, 2010, 01:55:39 am
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
Quote from: "Orta"
Why do you care for manual transmission? Transmissions in video-games are semi-automatic anyway, few games have true manual transmission. Hell, I can only think of one.

If you want manual transmission, drive a car. It's my personal nightmare, tbh.  :lol:
Because MT brings up good driving techniques (and semi-auto is plain weird, seeing as how vehicles has infinity amounts of gears, which doesn't make sense). Oh and RR7 was also an arcade racing game and it has MT. Besides, I don't have a car that has a manual transmission, unfourtunately  :cry:. If the game receives positive reviews, then I'll see what I can do (if it has custom soundtracks)

Eh? Manual transmission means there's a clutch pedal. How many games do you know that have one? I don't agree with "good driving techniques", really. Usually games will reward you with an extra bit of speed for using the so called manual transmission. That's it.

And damn it, I'm European and I prefer an automatic transmission in a game, especially something like Split/Second.

EDIT: I've been playing Virtua Tennis 2009. More like Virtua Tennis 3.1. To my surprise the dives were removed completely. This improved my game by a lot as I'd dive in VT3 all the time. There are little tweaks everywhere. It's a shame the game didn't get more than a warm reception. When people look for a tennis game and they go to Metacritic, they'll probably pick VT3 over VT2009 which is a damn crime, really. Oh yeah, it comes with Ana Ivanovic too. <3

(http://http://thetennistimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/ana-ivanovic111.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 13, 2010, 03:24:47 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Playing Bayonetta again because I never actually did get the hard difficulty achievements. Holy shit, Grace and Glory were in the damn prologue twice? Seriously, not cool. I am still having a great time though, and will not worry about my scores for now, I just want to beat it.

I am going to pick up Final Fantasy IV (Super Nintendo release) again because I was really really enjoying it but never finished because I was busy with other stuff. I have a random assortment of other games I want to try out too, and I am trying to figure out what I should review new week for my site.

Am I still the only person that has commented on your site?


EDIT: Yep.

Orta and Aki also did  :oops:

Most of the people who 'Comment' on the site just tell me about their thoughts or whatever through real life or an instant messenger. The actual Takenobu Mitsuyoshi commented on my article I wrote on him, so that is great! I bet he never commented on The Kartel.  :twisted:

EDIT: Just played the Rocket Knight demo not expecting much because I hated the art from what I saw and I never really even was a big fan of the series.

Well I am pretty sure most of the fanbase will dislike a lot of the new stuff (makes it easier, stuff like that), but the game is seriously a lot of fun. I am actually really impressed and had a lot of fun! The controls are just so much better, the gameplay is more diverse, offering less skilled players more enjoyment, the achievements are great too! It is 1200 points (ugggghhh), but I will have to pick this one up eventually! Good job Konami!

[spoiler:2zt4mkna]Fucking Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and its shitty gimmicks like STRANGE MINECART...[/spoiler:2zt4mkna]  :x

It's a good site, I like the retro reviews and the replayability tag.

I just bought Rocket Knight last night,The first one was one of my favourite Mega Drive games and bought without trying out the demo.
I've only finished the 1st mission but have found it enjoyable, it looks much nicer in motion and the controls are fluid.

Perhaps it's a bit on the easy side but I'll have to progress further to find out.
Either way if Sonic 4 is like this I'll be pleased.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 13, 2010, 08:13:42 am
Played the Rocket Knight demo last night, I'll be picking this up next time I add points to my account. Very fun and I agree with Monkeroony, if Sonic 4 is like this (which it looks to be) then I'll be pleased. Nice to have 2D platforming again. Now Rayman and Klonoa needs to return!

Played 'Oink!' and 'Keystone Kapers' last night. Fun stuff! The simple fact that the game is called 'Oink!' makes it great.

[youtube:3c0vwuch]ofAkQBWnndU[/youtube:3c0vwuch]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: kozmo on May 13, 2010, 12:48:55 pm
To come back to the manual v automatic argument, a big advantage of the manual is to be able to put the car in the "wrong" gear in certain situations. For example, shifting up a gear earlier than the auto would under acceleration, or staying in a higher gear then normal in a corner to reduce the risk of wheelspin on acceleration out of the corner which could cause a spin. Useful when grip is limited, such as wet conditions or when using heavily worn tyres. Can't do that with an auto. Sometimes even the slight change in the cars balance caused by an ill-timed auto gearchange can cause you to lose control. And then there's fuel economy- put the car in a  higher gear and you'll get better mileage- useful for full-course cautions.


And yes, I have played GTR extensively. How did you guess?


Recently I've been playing a lot of Sega Rally 2 on DC. Once a couple months back i had a look at the "records" section in the main menu and saw just how many records it keeps- top 16 times in all 11 championships, top 8 in each arcade practice circuit and top 8 in every car on every track in time attack. I'm gonna set records for all of 'em. I'm gonna be at it for a while.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on May 13, 2010, 12:55:20 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
Quote from: "MetaKraken_PSN"
Quote from: "Orta"
Why do you care for manual transmission? Transmissions in video-games are semi-automatic anyway, few games have true manual transmission. Hell, I can only think of one.

If you want manual transmission, drive a car. It's my personal nightmare, tbh.  :lol:
Because MT brings up good driving techniques (and semi-auto is plain weird, seeing as how vehicles has infinity amounts of gears, which doesn't make sense). Oh and RR7 was also an arcade racing game and it has MT. Besides, I don't have a car that has a manual transmission, unfourtunately  :cry:. If the game receives positive reviews, then I'll see what I can do (if it has custom soundtracks)

Eh? Manual transmission means there's a clutch pedal. How many games do you know that have one? I don't agree with "good driving techniques", really. Usually games will reward you with an extra bit of speed for using the so called manual transmission. That's it.

And damn it, I'm European and I prefer an automatic transmission in a game, especially something like Split/Second.

Well, MC:LA does have a clutch pedal (where you have to let go the R2 button). But either way, I guess you have a point. But here's what I'm wondering about Split/Second when it's out:

*Custom soundtracks
*Export your racing replays to your XMB and post it to YouTube
*Vinyl editor (hopefully)
*Car customization (hopefully again)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 13, 2010, 03:54:27 pm
Resonance of Fate.

Started Chapter 4. Chapter 3 boss was pretty easy, beat him in my second try.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on May 13, 2010, 05:55:08 pm
AFTERBURNER CLIMAX HOLY SHIT
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 13, 2010, 08:02:49 pm
Fallout. Damn this game can be hard/unfair sometimes. Like I walked into a building and then got shot at by like 5 guys without warning once. Obviously I died and had to reload. I still have no clue as to why they wanted me dead. One time a guy started chasing me with a knife and I ran into the police station, they did nothing until I punched the dude to defend myself, at which point they all turned around and shot me to death.

Apart from some weird stuff like that though, the game is great!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 14, 2010, 01:23:45 am
Quote from: "crackdude"
AFTERBURNER CLIMAX HOLY SHIT
:P exactly.

Last level of Bionic Commando.  :evil:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 14, 2010, 05:58:15 am
I honestly don't think I would be able to drive an automatic car.
Even when I was in Portugal and vented a VW Golf I had a manual. (and that's despite the steering wheel being on the wrong side!)

When you start you put it in drive, then how do you stop, is there a neutral that you put it into?

I played a fewe more levels of Rocket Knight.
It's very enjoyable but a bit on the easy side.
I probably should have started it on hard rather than normal.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 14, 2010, 06:41:43 am
Beat Bionic Commando on the hardest difficultly. Will take a break from it and come back again to get the rest of the trophies (aka hidden stuff/challenges)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 14, 2010, 10:40:25 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I honestly don't think I would be able to drive an automatic car.
Even when I was in Portugal and vented a VW Golf I had a manual. (and that's despite the steering wheel being on the wrong side!)

When you start you put it in drive, then how do you stop, is there a neutral that you put it into?


You could pop it into neutral if you wanted to.  The car pretty much just stays in drive otherwise, doesn't stall, but stays in a perpetual state of wanting to move forward.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 15, 2010, 11:23:01 am
Oh right.
That makes sense.
In a manual driving in the snow is easy because you put it in a higher gear to stop wheelspin, make me think you have less control in an auto.

I am 2 hours into Rocket Knight and have two levels left. It's really good, I'd save probably an 8/10 or something similar.
There's a lot of tricky platforming to do in the later levels.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 15, 2010, 02:37:22 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Oh right.
That makes sense.
In a manual driving in the snow is easy because you put it in a higher gear to stop wheelspin, make me think you have less control in an auto.

You can usually still shift manually in an automatic for those situations.
It's usually set up like this:

P
R
N
D
1
2
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 15, 2010, 02:43:38 pm
I played a bit of Bayonetta this morning. I beat the game the week of release, but didn't go all out on buying the moves/items in the shop. Now I'm back and kicking angel ass!

Also, I'm committed to completing 'The Simpsons Game' and 'Ghostbusters' this month so that I can allow myself to buy 'The Force Unleashed' and 'Arkham Asylum'.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 15, 2010, 06:40:53 pm
^Niiice. See if you can beat Bayonetta on Non-Stop Infinite Climax difficulty. It's tough but fun!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on May 15, 2010, 07:08:39 pm
It's not that hard if you have certain items. There's one that will leave a fireball instead of triggering Witch Time when you dodge. Since there's no Witch Time in Infinite Climax this is a must have.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 15, 2010, 07:10:54 pm
^Yeah that came in really handy.

Just now finished Fallout. Really brilliant game, I feel like starting again right away and trying it out with a different character. I think I'll go onto Fallout 2 though, I hear it's even better.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on May 15, 2010, 10:44:08 pm
Waiting for 3 days until the release of Split/Second.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 15, 2010, 11:01:55 pm
GTA4 again before I play the DLC.

Fuck, graphics aged badly. Still has online fanbase. O.O
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 17, 2010, 07:51:36 am
Finished Rocket Knight, very good game, especially challenging in the last few stages.

in the leaderboards I am between the 5th-10th fastest speed runner on some stages.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 17, 2010, 08:14:09 am
Resonance of Fate, mostly.

Chapter 4 is tough. Escorting that statue of Leanne is hard, especially in the last section and the final boss. Need to level up more.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 17, 2010, 05:32:17 pm
Holy balls Fallout 2 is awesome. I've been playing it every waking hour of the day just about, can't get enough of it.

Really brilliant games both Fallout and Fallout 2, just fantastic. I still enjoyed Fallout 3, but now i can just appreciate the series so much more.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 18, 2010, 11:56:49 am
Really?
As much as I loved Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion, I couldn't get into Fallout 3, I think it was the brown colour palette.
It looks very much like the new one has that sorted though!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 18, 2010, 10:32:43 pm
No More Heroes 2.
Wow.
If you liked the first one at all, this is definitely worth picking up. It's only $20 at Walmart in Canada, so I'd imagine it's pretty cheap elsewhere too.

They took out the free-roaming city and just have a map to choose the destinations of various places, so the in between mission stuff is nice and streamlined. Very fun game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 20, 2010, 11:37:23 pm
Red Dead Redemption.

You can jump from the second story balcony onto your horse. This is now the best game ever.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 20, 2010, 11:51:28 pm
Lots of No More Heroes 2.
I'm currently ranked 3rd.  2 more fights to go as far as I know, unless it has some more surprise bosses after whoever's ranked first at the moment.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on May 21, 2010, 11:18:06 am
Lots of Plants Vs. Zombies HD (iPad version).  That game is really hard to put down.  Anyone know what the bacon in Dave's Shop is for?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 21, 2010, 12:19:28 pm
RDR, I traded in MW2 and Twilight Princess for it this morning, I was also given a bonus War Horse (althoug I can't find it in game) and 800 ms points!

The game rocks, I need to learn how to lasso though, I've done a few wanted posters but have killed the guy each time.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 21, 2010, 04:36:26 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
RDR, I traded in MW2 and Twilight Princess for it this morning, I was also given a bonus War Horse (althoug I can't find it in game) and 800 ms points!

The game rocks, I need to learn how to lasso though, I've done a few wanted posters but have killed the guy each time.

Have you got the lasso from Bonnie yet? I did some wanted missions before that and couldn't take them in alive. I thought it would be a case of shooting them in the leg, but turns out you need the lasso.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 22, 2010, 04:05:50 am
Just got it!
Yeah I thought that was the case too, I guess only leg shots work in quick draw.

I'm searching for an elegant suit right now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 22, 2010, 06:28:50 am
^I think it might be possible to leg-shot the guy to stop them running, then Hog-Tie them, but in any event you always need the lasso.

The elegant suit is useful, as it lets you cheat in poker, but I haven't had much success with it yet. The Duster Coat doesn't do anything, but I think it's cool anyway, since it's just such a great and iconic look of the old west.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 22, 2010, 09:12:29 am
AVP

First two Marine missions. Very serious bussiness.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on May 22, 2010, 09:36:07 am
I'm not playing anything. I'm studying almost non-stop this following week as well.

However, a big bag filled with games and money will arrive monday! Looking forward to that.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 23, 2010, 02:13:06 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
^I think it might be possible to leg-shot the guy to stop them running, then Hog-Tie them, but in any event you always need the lasso.

The elegant suit is useful, as it lets you cheat in poker, but I haven't had much success with it yet. The Duster Coat doesn't do anything, but I think it's cool anyway, since it's just such a great and iconic look of the old west.

I cannot cheat to save my life!
I've shot so many guns out of peoples hands in duels now though because of it n

I just want a poncho, it doesn't need tondo anything special, just look awesome!

4 people on my friends list have this, I'm guessing it's doing really well (it should be)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 23, 2010, 02:36:05 am
Just a guess, but the Bandito outfit would probably have a poncho with it. I tried cheating once, and didn't know what the hell was happening, got into a duel and then decided to never try that again.

I played a bit of online today, and it's much better than I expected. The free roam seems to be kinda pointless, but the online deathmatches etc seem pretty fun. I just wish they hadn't had such shitty achievements for online, like winning 4 ranked matches in a row. That's only going to be done if you are insanely good or just boost with friends. I really hate online achievements like that.

I think they did a better job with online than I was expecting after GTAIV was pretty crappy online. Would be nice if they had something similar to Fable 2 where your friends could show up on your map as you were playing campaign and you could drop in/drop out to do some co-op stuff when you saw them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 23, 2010, 01:12:21 pm
Played three more levels of Marine in AvP. Totally friggin sweet. The fight with the Predator was awesome!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: JoeMusashi on May 24, 2010, 12:27:38 am
Right now I'm playing Dragon Warrior IV...beat Dragon Warrior III earlier today. Making my way through them before Dragon Quest IX launches July 11th.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 24, 2010, 07:40:45 am
Got Killzone 2 after I saw the leaks of part 3. Nonsense, no way I can beat it in Elite.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 24, 2010, 08:28:28 am
Playing more Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts. Made a kick-ass airplane that becomes a submarine via balloons and weights.

Thinking of getting 'Phoenix Wright' for the iPod Touch, it's a perfect port of the DS version at the excellent price of $4.99.

Oh and fuck 'Joe Danger' for becoming a PSN exclusive. Thanks Hello Games, hope you go out of business.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 24, 2010, 08:32:30 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Oh and fuck 'Joe Danger' for becoming a PSN exclusive. Thanks Hello Games, hope you go out of business.
Why would they go out of business?

[has cash on PSN wallet waiting for Joe Danger]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on May 24, 2010, 08:57:07 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Oh and fuck 'Joe Danger' for becoming a PSN exclusive. Thanks Hello Games, hope you go out of business.

Nice reaction, I bet they appreciate it. They already said they want to bring it to the Xbox Live Arcade and Steam anyways!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 24, 2010, 08:58:47 am
Nah, they won't go out of business. I was just hater hexing them. I'm cool with not playing the game, it just sucks when a dev turns exclusive late into production. I think Joe was PSN/XBLA/PC from September '09 all the way up to April '10 until it turned PSN only. To be fair, XBLA has Trials HD so all is not lost.

Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Oh and fuck 'Joe Danger' for becoming a PSN exclusive. Thanks Hello Games, hope you go out of business.

Nice reaction, I bet they appreciate it. They already said they want to bring it to the Xbox Live Arcade and Steam anyways!

Though I doubt they would ever read my reaction, I hope they appreciate it.  :mrgreen: Not everything I say has to be positive, mans gotta hate from time to time! ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 24, 2010, 09:16:35 am
I understand, just don't see the hate for something that will be coming out on XBLA/Steam later anyway.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 24, 2010, 06:00:59 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I just want a poncho, it doesn't need tondo anything special, just look awesome!

I got the Poncho yesterday! You get it when you buy a property in Mexico. Just wait until you get to Mexico, it's even better! The landscape and towns are just oozing classic Western feel, it's really something else!

I'm also trying to do the Master Hunter Challenge part 4 or 5, I have to kill 2 Cougars with just my hunting knife.  :evil:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 24, 2010, 08:34:53 pm
Played Ghostbusters on the 360, that library level is f-in creepy as hell! It's the shifting bookcases mixed with dead children giggling and dancing stuffed animals that did it.

Intend to be getting and playing Read Dead this Saturday once payday rolls around!

[youtube:2i4shunn]zbm4KyfMYsU[/youtube:2i4shunn]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 24, 2010, 10:04:04 pm
I just beat No More Heroes 2.

Very fun, but kinda messed up in a Mulholland Drive kind of way as far as the story goes.

Next up, gotta pick up Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 25, 2010, 09:24:45 am
I played three games.

First off was Aliens Vs Predator, just finished the Marine campaign, which was pretty fun. albeit very short. Great ending, very Alien-esque.

Started Predator campaign, just started Predator tutorial, which was pretty easy in itself, but the controls in the Predator are a little complicated at first.

And then I picked up Resonance of Fate, chapter 4 is starting to be a real pain, and right now, I'm starting to think about putting the game down for good, maybe selling it. I know Lost Odyssey was a pain in the neck, but this one really drops the ball.

It wouldn't kill them just to have cut the difficulty a little bit down.

But fortunatly all my frustrations are gone now that I have embraced Lips: I Love the 80's, yep, the game and mic bundle arrived this mouring and now I'm loving it.

Sung Sugar, Sugar from The Archies, then sung Creedance Clearwater Revival's own Bad Moon Rising.
Also sung Kool & The Gang's Celebration.

Now I have something for my friends to party.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 25, 2010, 04:09:09 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I just want a poncho, it doesn't need tondo anything special, just look awesome!

I got the Poncho yesterday! You get it when you buy a property in Mexico. Just wait until you get to Mexico, it's even better! The landscape and towns are just oozing classic Western feel, it's really something else!

I'm also trying to do the Master Hunter Challenge part 4 or 5, I have to kill 2 Cougars with just my hunting knife.  :evil:

cheers, I actually got it a few days ago.
I'm in Blackwater now trying to kill 3 bears with one bullet each for the master challenge.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 27, 2010, 12:43:05 am
Super Mario Galaxy 2.

This game is pretty much perfect as far as play time goes. Each star takes around 6-9 minutes to pull off, so you can play for as little, or long as you want.  The level designs are pretty great too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 27, 2010, 05:20:29 pm
Finshed the campaign for red dead. Just have the side missions and challenges to do now.
Very good ending, I won't ruin it.

Very interested in mario galaxy 2, it's out in two weeks here, might get modnation racers instead if it drops in price quickly though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 27, 2010, 09:57:04 pm
Bowser's castle at the end of world 4 is fantastic.
Level design is sooooo gooood.
back to playing
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on May 28, 2010, 07:52:17 pm
I see a lot of bottomless pits in Mario Galaxy 2 videos. What's your experience so far?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 28, 2010, 10:00:18 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
I see a lot of bottomless pits in Mario Galaxy 2 videos. What's your experience so far?

The whole game is based around these floating planetoid levels of varying sizes. Some are really big, and you don't really run into the edges that much (like the stages in Super Mario 64. Some of them are comprised of a lot of smaller land masses that all have their own gravitational pulls, so you don't really fall off anything, so much as get pulled towards something else.  There are a decent amount of enclosed areas too, where you're doing more wall jumping and the like.  But, yeah, there are a decen amount of levels where you're suspended over a botomless nothingness.
But the thing is, it's not really annoying, so much as a test of platforming skills (ie: it isn't cheap, and the only cheap situation I ran into so far, there's a spot that gives you 3 lives right before you run into it.)  It also makes sense, given the setup of the game (space travel).

I'd say there arent' really any more bottomless pits than any other Mario Game.

This game can get pretty tough though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 29, 2010, 07:47:43 am
Played the first 45 mins of RDR. Lovely game. I shot a horse in the head and got a game over, lol.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 29, 2010, 03:44:58 pm
Me too!
It was my own horse.

More rdr for me, shooting my friends horses as the ride them online then giggling like a school girl.

I've also been playing the modnation racers demo and have been enjoying the creation tools.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 29, 2010, 05:14:36 pm
Looks pretty good to me.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 29, 2010, 06:21:33 pm
Picked up Magna Carta 2 again this afternoon.

Finally beaten that annoying boss and as it turns out, you can just have the same formula over and over, which is to have two attackers and have a healer. The AI controlled micromanages(heals whenever necessary) better than me having to use health potions every five minutes.

Resonance of Fate

Getting tired of this. Still stuck on Chapter 4.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 30, 2010, 12:53:30 am
I heard you can 'mod' the steering in Mod Nation, good news cuz it was loose as shit in the demo.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 30, 2010, 12:58:55 am
Just hit 61 stars in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

The [spoiler:hvqq3k93]Throwback Galaxy[/spoiler:hvqq3k93] was a nice surprise.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on May 30, 2010, 03:57:01 am
(http://http://i48.tinypic.com/6rua2f.jpg)

tweaked the spikes, changed the ears to the beak and copied and coloured so they are two tone. Addled buckles to the shoes but you can't see that here.


I want to make a sonic 3d style version that has upside-down bottom spikes.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 30, 2010, 06:48:26 pm
Another hour or so of playing side missions in Magna Carta 2.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 31, 2010, 07:10:16 am
I decided to get the rest of the light seeds I needed in Prince of Persia, then trade it off. So I was up most of the night finding them. Complete them.... only have 999. So I decide to look online.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?

A glitch? FUCK. I have to start over (last save that doesn't have the glitch) at 900 something.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 31, 2010, 11:08:07 am
Quote from: "George"
I decided to get the rest of the light seeds I needed in Prince of Persia, then trade it off. So I was up most of the night finding them. Complete them.... only have 999. So I decide to look online.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?

A glitch? FUCK. I have to start over (last save that doesn't have the glitch) at 900 something.

I ran into a decent amount of glitches in that one too.  At one point the whole desert area in the central hub decided to turn into one bottomless pit, leaving me stranded at the temple.

I just beat Super Mario Galaxy 2.  And by that, I mean that I got to the credits. There are still a stupid amount of stars left in the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 01, 2010, 03:19:35 am
Spent last night playing Modnation racers, I really enjoying it, the time hot lap mode especially.

I do have two issues with the game though, the first is the long load times which are still pretty tolerable.

the second is more of an issue and its the ai, I can lead for most of the race but when it gets to the last lap they spam attacks at me, making it very tricky to place first.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 01, 2010, 03:23:34 am
Mario Galaxy 2
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 01, 2010, 06:05:57 am
Played God Hand today. What is this I don't even
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 01, 2010, 10:25:59 am
Reached disc 2 of Magnacarta 2.

Guess I'll be playing this till Alan Wake arrives.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 01, 2010, 10:55:48 am
@ Monkeroony: apparrently there's a patch coming to fix that at some point. i heard an interview with one of the developers, where they said the reason for the load times had something to do with how they were optimized for loading user created ones online, and they're working on the fix.

@George: How are you liking it so far?

I tried out Time Crisis 4 on the PS3 yesterday.  The Guncon 3 works pretty great, once you've got everything all set up.  The story mode is a bit messed up (dual analogue FPS w/ jumping and moving the lightgun around on the screen to shoot = a lot for my brain to process), so I think I'll stick mostly to the Arcade mode that I'm used to.  Shooting randoms as they pop up on the screen is fine by me.

I think I spent most of the day playing Lego Rock Band though.  I'm enjoying it a lot more than I though I would.  The load times are a bit slow, but the little "story" bits are amusing.  I think I might actually be able to Platinum this one without putting 100 hours into it. It's a lot faster to earn cash in it, because they use the points in each song as money.  So you can get like 300000 points in one song easy.  Rock Band 2 would take forever to get that kind of cash.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 01, 2010, 02:29:28 pm
I have not had much time to play it . So far, just Mario again, at least that is what it feels. Everyone says it gets better and better. Starting off, its 'good'. So good start.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 01, 2010, 04:37:10 pm
Yeah I think I hears something about a load time patch. I'm getting more used to countering attacks, basically I 'cash' in drift points to fill my boost/shield meter by hopping mid drift; it means I'll usually be able to shield from missiles if I time it right.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 02, 2010, 02:11:23 pm
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure showed up in the mail.
Very odd game. Kinda reminded me of Vampire Chronicle with it's very over the top moves, but without the whole horror movie motif.

I didn't know about this before getting it, but it has both Jojo's Venture, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure included on the disk.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 02, 2010, 02:14:37 pm
Got my 360 in from MS repairs. I took it out, looked at it. Have yet to hook it up. Will later.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on June 02, 2010, 03:22:37 pm
Yakuza 3.  I expected them to step it up a little since #2.  Why aren't I punching a tiger in the face every other fight?

Seriously, it's pretty engrossing, and like the others, has a convoluted story.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on June 03, 2010, 03:00:11 pm
The only game I have played extensively lately is Breakdown on the original Xbox. A game so ambitious that I think it honestly rivals Shenmue in some categories, I am not even joking, check out the trailer to get an example.

[youtube:17757f1d]0NNgT90eTcU[/youtube:17757f1d]

Too bad the game has no polish and has extremely poor design choices, making it extremely hard to enjoy! Like seriously, when you have a gun you have to lock onto everything or else you cannot hit anything. Now imagine you need to lock onto multiple small enemies that are really fast and are chasing you everywhere. Sound like fun?

A cool idea is that everything you do has to be done with a button press, like say you want ammo from a gun, press X near the gun then press X again to pick up the gun and look at it, press X to remove the ammo from the gun and look at the ammo and then press X again to store the ammo. I can understand why they made it like this, it is also very unique, but when you are in a fucking firefight and need ammo... Also, if you press B any time you are holding anything, you get rid of it, and it disappears, so if you picked up something by mistake, you are out of luck later on if you might need it another time.

These make the game sound truly horrendous, but if not for anything else, it is worth trying to try and appreciate some of the design concepts. It is very immersive and should not go for much money at all.

---

I played the demo of Snoopy Flying Ace, and HOLY SHIT what a brilliant game! Seriously, top shelf AAA game everyone here needs to at least try out. The gameplay is fantastic, the graphics are better than Sonic Unleashed (which has similar art), it has loads of unlockables and missions to go through. It could be the best game on the service and is only 800 points to boot! At least download the demo, and do so now!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 03, 2010, 03:32:30 pm
More Modnation Racers, It isn't physically possible for more than a handful of people to get the platinum trophy, unless they change one trophy to make it more attainable.

Either way I am having fun and have made a fair few mods.

Shadow

(http://http://i47.tinypic.com/ezlmqq.jpg)

AIAI

(http://http://i45.tinypic.com/2lkqued.jpg)

Ryo Hazuki

(http://http://i45.tinypic.com/x40ytx.jpg)

Beat

(http://http://i46.tinypic.com/34pxljs.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on June 03, 2010, 04:39:57 pm
May I just say that is pretty damn awesome Monkeroony. My favourite one is Beat personally.

PS. Plz do Joe Musashi :cry:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 03, 2010, 04:56:19 pm
I posted your mods on the front page cuz they were pretty good.

Playing Alpha Protocol. Well, later today. I'm busy atm.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on June 03, 2010, 04:58:07 pm
Quote from: "Aki-at"
May I just say that is pretty damn awesome Monkeroony. My favourite one is Beat personally.

PS. Plz do Joe Musashi :cry:

Yes, make a proper SARS for Aki there.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 03, 2010, 05:27:47 pm
Thanks!
I havent unlocked headphones yet so have had to mess around with random shapes.

I'll work on joe tomorrow, I've almost finished my hornet.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 03, 2010, 05:50:02 pm
Those are brilliant Monkerooney!

And Sanus, I remember reading about Breakdown when that cmae out, it sounds really interesting. Was that the game where you vomit in first person?

As for what I've been playing, apart from some random Red Dead Redeeming for achievements or online rank, I've been playing God Hand. It's bizarre as all hell and seems like the most unpolished raw game I've played in ages, but it's a lot of fun. I think the trailer that described it as hard but fair is pretty accurate, I'm up to the second or third 'level' now. I've beaten the one called 'The Three Evil Stooges' which was fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 03, 2010, 07:25:35 pm
The story about the MNR avatars has gotten 100+ degrees on N4G:
http://n4g.com/news/536237/sega-charact ... ion-racers (http://n4g.com/news/536237/sega-characters-invade-modnation-racers)

Needs some Bayonetta, Ulala sexy female action.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 03, 2010, 11:38:26 pm
Just beat Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth.  As long as Capcom keeps making these games, I'll keep buying them.  I didn't like it as much as Trials & Tribulations, but the logic and investigation bits were fun nice changes.  I still miss psyche-locks though.

With that one done, I started up God of War III. I'm not too far in it yet, but it's pretty crazy so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 04, 2010, 06:29:47 am
Quote from: "George"
The story about the MNR avatars has gotten 100+ degrees on N4G:
http://n4g.com/news/536237/sega-charact ... ion-racers (http://n4g.com/news/536237/sega-characters-invade-modnation-racers)

Needs some Bayonetta, Ulala sexy female action.

It's at 220 now but I don't know what that means!

Anyway;

(http://http://i48.tinypic.com/16iwkde.jpg)

(http://http://i47.tinypic.com/24y699f.jpg)

(http://http://i50.tinypic.com/29e5g2b.jpg)

(http://http://i46.tinypic.com/10g0189.jpg)

(http://http://i49.tinypic.com/2qwq97o.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 04, 2010, 07:28:30 am
Been playing Alpha Protocol.

Well, its not that great so far. I mean, its not horrible. I like some of the ideas, but it feels rushed. Sad for a game delayed 2 + years.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on June 04, 2010, 07:39:00 am
Played Sonic Battle on the GBA. Fun game! I like that it has the old voice actors and none of the nonsense that came after SA2. Gamma is awesome.

Also played more RDR and will be playing that for quite a while. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on June 04, 2010, 03:44:49 pm
You got some really cool ones there Monkeroony, are you going to do anymore? Astal would be perfect for the ModNation style IMO.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 04, 2010, 11:43:19 pm
Made a decent amount of progress on ToeJam & Earl III with my girlfriend today. Only 4 more albums to go.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 05, 2010, 12:34:10 am
Hey Monkerooney, you should make a Jack Cayman from Madworld in Black and White! Or not if you don't want to.

SOUP: I only played the demo of TJ&E3, what do you think of it?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 05, 2010, 01:25:01 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
SOUP: I only played the demo of TJ&E3, what do you think of it?

It's not the best game I've ever played, but it's pretty fun.  The gameplay's pretty basic: attack people until they are converted, navigate through suspended maze-like levels collecting things until the level is cleared, using presents that give you different abilities/handicaps, then the odd boss encounter.
It's a pretty solid translation of the original game to a more modern console though. They did a great job as far as that goes.  There's also enough personality and character to make up for the straightforwardness of the rest of it.

It works really well as a co-op game though.  If both players are close together, you share the same screen.  If you get far enough away, the screen splits in two, in a very seamless transition. You can even instantly teleport right to where the other player is by bringing up the map and hitting the "A" button.  This parts really helpful when it comes to covering ground, as the levels can get pretty big and complicated in their layouts.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on June 06, 2010, 07:16:24 am
Played Mario Galaxy 2 up to world 4. No more for me. This game is boring me to death. So much of the same, but sour. It has too many bad levels (which is due to them being built around the shit gimmicks like Mario Bee and Mario Rock), the bottomless pits are everywhere (too many cheap deaths for a slow game like Mario), it's as if they took all the bad ideas left from the first game and shoved them in a DVD. Galaxy 1 is by far the better game, these are just left overs put together so that Nintendo could say they are listening to the core audience. And, lol, reviewers.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on June 06, 2010, 09:38:26 am
It makes the SEGA fan in me smile to read negative impressions of a Mario game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on June 06, 2010, 11:32:54 am
a bit off topic but didn't want to start a new one for a question. Anyone knows if the Ninety Nine Nights 2 demo is already out? I heard it was been released a week ago and searched on XBL but i've found nothing. Maybe is out just in the japanese XBL?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on June 06, 2010, 12:15:41 pm
Quote from: "Ulala5"
a bit off topic but didn't want to start a new one for a question. Anyone knows if the Ninety Nine Nights 2 demo is already out? I heard it was been released a week ago and searched on XBL but i've found nothing. Maybe is out just in the japanese XBL?

Nut sure about the euro marketplace, but it is on the US marketplace:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games ... 24b4e0810/ (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024b4e0810/)

edit: checked the Italian marketplace and saw nothing, but it is on the US marketplace. maybe make a US account and give it a try? :) I do that for the japanese demos. also, the japanese have some hilarious video features.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on June 06, 2010, 01:03:44 pm
I've decided that today will be the last day on MvC2 for me until I get a new gamepad. I've submitted my other one to months of intensive play and it's starting to wear out, so I should stop using it on MvC2 before it becomes completely useless.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on June 06, 2010, 01:38:20 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Nut sure about the euro marketplace, but it is on the US marketplace:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games ... 24b4e0810/ (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024b4e0810/)

edit: checked the Italian marketplace and saw nothing, but it is on the US marketplace. maybe make a US account and give it a try? :) I do that for the japanese demos. also, the japanese have some hilarious video features.

Thanks for cheking! i've seen on the japanese marketplace as i already have an account but it is just for gold members to download, so i guess i have to wait till the european version =(
I hope it will be released soon i'm one of the very few people who liked the first one a lot lol
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on June 06, 2010, 01:58:26 pm
The demo for N3 II is only available in a few countries. I got it with my American account, it's available for silver members there.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 06, 2010, 05:33:16 pm
Quote from: "fluffymoochicken"
I've decided that today will be the last day on MvC2 for me until I get a new gamepad. I've submitted my other one to months of intensive play and it's starting to wear out, so I should stop using it on MvC2 before it becomes completely useless.

Build an arcade stick, it's fun!

Quote from: "Ulala5"
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Nut sure about the euro marketplace, but it is on the US marketplace:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games ... 24b4e0810/ (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024b4e0810/)

edit: checked the Italian marketplace and saw nothing, but it is on the US marketplace. maybe make a US account and give it a try? :) I do that for the japanese demos. also, the japanese have some hilarious video features.

Thanks for cheking! i've seen on the japanese marketplace as i already have an account but it is just for gold members to download, so i guess i have to wait till the european version =(
I hope it will be released soon i'm one of the very few people who liked the first one a lot lol

If it's up on the Japanese marketplace for Gold only, that probably means it'll be out soon for silver. I think demos are generally Gold only for two weeks or so.


As for what I've been playing, still on God Hand. Very fun game, in the last few days I beat up a Gorilla Luchadore and a team of 5 Power-Ranger-esque "Douchebags",
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on June 06, 2010, 06:48:21 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Build an arcade stick, it's fun!
I've considered that, but I'm already paying too many bills currently for me to have the money for such a huge investment right now.

However, it would be cool to learn how to use an arcade stick so that I could replace parts rather than replace whole controllers.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 07, 2010, 06:52:11 am
Holy shit God Hand is fucking genius. What a brilliantly fun game.
It has a near perfect balance of difficulty and never feels cheap. You always want one more go. Completely shattered my expectations.

Quote
I've considered that, but I'm already paying too many bills currently for me to have the money for such a huge investment right now.

However, it would be cool to learn how to use an arcade stick so that I could replace parts rather than replace whole controllers.

If you have the tools and some know-how, and don't care about having the top quality parts, it's surprisingly cheap. I built mine for about $80 each, which is about the price of a Wireless 360 controller in Australia. The parts were about $25~$30 per stick, the wood was about $10, Perspex for $10 and I bought a wired controller from Hong-Kong for about $20~$30.
The sticking point would be if you have the tools/space to do it.
Luckily my dad is a mechanic and has every tool I would ever need already, and could show me how to do anything I didn't know with the first one, or give me a hand for two man jobs like circular sawing etc.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 07, 2010, 12:45:36 pm
Alpha Protocol is starting to grow on me :0
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 07, 2010, 01:01:19 pm
Quote from: "George"
Alpha Protocol is starting to grow on me :0

I heard it really picks up once you get out of Saudi Arabia.

I've been playing God of War III and I'm going through the part that was covered in the demo.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 07, 2010, 01:07:00 pm
Pretty much, Saudi Arabia bored the hell out of me. It is only 5 missions I think, but it was like ... boring for some reason. Now I just finished Rome and did some epic shit.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 07, 2010, 06:59:58 pm
Another two hours playing Magnacarta 2.

Some good revelations and twists(though they could be seen coming a mile away), the combat system is OK and easy to handle.

However in some tight spots the AI controlled partners are terrible, they sorta get stuck sometimes behind other characters or when I engage them they don't actually and I want to start a chain link they are still a few miles away and can't help but to just spam chain breaks.

Sometimes the AI healer is a little wonky, sometimes it will heal, sometimes it won't. Celestine is a real life saver, methinks.

During combat I did encounter a weird glitch. A monster was knocked down and it just sorta teleported itself to another side of the scenery where I can't reach him.

Oh, well... Like I said, I'm doing good progress with 20 hours already put into it, I reached that "You can now go wherever you want and complete all the tasks left" stage of the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 07, 2010, 11:29:10 pm
Playing more God of War III.
I'm about 5 hours in, and just at the beginning of the 6th of 9 chapters in the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 09, 2010, 11:23:26 pm
Sonic Jam showed up today.
I cannot get over how much extra stuff is in this game. It's insane.  I figured I'd just be getting the Genesis games emulated with a little hub world.
Why can't SEGA release a few more collections like this?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 10, 2010, 04:04:26 pm
Finished Alan Wake's 3rd and 4th chapter. Very nice.

The most exciting three hours I've had in a long time.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 10, 2010, 05:15:16 pm
Playing Alpha Protocol, really liking it so far. The sneaking and shooting isn't as good as Splinter Cell etc, but it makes up for it with the choices and RPG elements. Not to mention it's likely not as good because my character is still a noob and hasn't leveled up enough.

The dialogue is good and I like the main character a lot. "I sure hope you like water boarding..."
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on June 10, 2010, 06:37:51 pm
Resonance of Fate:  Why does this game want to make me angry?  I'm supposed to be having fun.  Do you have to grind to get through it, or is it just hard all the time?  The battle system is pretty convoluted too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on June 11, 2010, 02:00:23 am
Man, fuck Breakdown on the Xbox. What an unfinished piece of shit that was. Horrible design ideas and a weird fucking story all mixed into one title that is barely playable, or fun. I gave up on it and just watched the ending on YouTube. It leaves room for a sequel, but considering that it had an incredibly high budget and sold less than 10,000 copies worldwide...

As for some other games!

Soul Calibur IV:

I have liked the series enough so far to warrant buying another release, but everything about this game just turned me off. Everything from the over-sexualization of everything, the major loss of tons of basic modes, Star Wars not working with the IP at all, adding guest fan characters in... The list goes on forever.

The first thing I really got into was the Story mode. Which is like five fights long so is a pointless addition even if you care about the characters stories. From that I moved onto the character creation, which I must admit I spent dozens of hours fooling around with in Soul Calibur III. This too has been worsened as you now cannot purchase most of the items and instead have to win them in 'The Tower of Lost Souls', usually by sheer luck as you are never told how to win any of the items. Incredibly horrible idea.

The Tower of Lost Souls is like the mission mode in this release, but it is by far the worst in the series yet. It is basically just survival mode with with no special goals other than usually just having to fight tons of guys in a row. It is not fun and is tedious.

There are a bunch of other really, really bad ideas that could keep me here for hours, but with all of that said, the first time I played the game I did not turn it off for about seven hours (seriously). The music is stunning as always, the graphics are some of the best I have seen on anything even two years after release and well, I just think it is quite good simple-minded fun. It is the worst in the main series, though.

My only complaint of the Star Wars stuff outside it not fitting and the pay-for DLC of Darth Vader making me RAGE is that I do not know why they chose Yoda (who is not fun to play as) instead of Luke Skywalker or even Obi-Wan for the Xbox 360 release.

Dark Cloud 2 (Dark Chronicle outside of America):

Now here is a game on PlayStation 2 I have been wanting to play for about eight years now. It started out really slow, but man, what a gem of a dungeon explorer this is!

The main idea of the first game was to go into dungeons and find orbs that held pieces of a town that you could then paste wherever you want on the outside. It was a neat gimmick for the time, but is not really worth playing anymore. In this, everything is expanded upon in the best ways possible. You can customize little details to the buildings how you want, and it is not even the main draw anymore. You can build all of your own items and vehicles however you want, and changing up your towns effects what happens in the future, so you can go back and forth between the two and see how what you did effects everything.

Even more impressive is how enjoyable the battle system is considering how simplistic it is (largely based on one button, kind of like Comix Zone). A lot of skill mixed in with brains and time spent to work on your tools and stuff. Your close range weapons will break, your guns need ammo etc etc, so you need to keep them in good condition, especially considering that the game is very challenging, though so far I think it has been very fair, in when I have been known to shout obscenities when a random bird in the forest can kill me in three hits (which is my fault, because I could see it coming and I could have blocked it with no issue if my mind was clearer).

It is not for everyone, but if you would love a very very enjoyable and long RPG with an expansive set of things to do and without an annoying story or whiny characters, then you could not go wrong with this!

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Why did this post come out so long??!!?!??!!?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 11, 2010, 02:19:58 am
^It's a shame to hear that SCIV has a poor mission mode. I think the mission mode in Soul Caliber on Dreamcast is the best single player mode a fighter has ever had, it really was just absolutely brilliant. The missions were very varied (remember the fights in strong winds, quicksand, poison weapons etc etc. It was really great) and there was just so much content in there it was insane. They even had a competent story tying it all together, it's a shame I don't think we'll see it replicated again.


Anyway, as for me I'm getting towards the end of God Hand.

This game is just so much fun, and I honestly think it's probably got one of the best difficulties I've ever played. It's just got that perfect mix of being hard but being so much fun that you're determined to try again and again until you get it. And it is getting very hard now, I'm up to level 8 which seems to be close to the end and theres a lot of really intense moments.
I never thought i would be enjoying it this much, I'm pleasantly surprised.

In addition I've been playing Alpha Protocol which I'm really loving so far. I've been playing it with a Splinter Cell mind-set making a stealth based character that seems to be working well for me. I've just escaped Saudi Arabia and I'm in Rome. The missions have been surprsingly varied too with some just being conversation based, where you need to bluff you're way out of things or try to extract as much information as possible.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on June 11, 2010, 02:42:08 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
^It's a shame to hear that SCIV has a poor mission mode. I think the mission mode in Soul Caliber on Dreamcast is the best single player mode a fighter has ever had, it really was just absolutely brilliant. The missions were very varied (remember the fights in strong winds, quicksand, poison weapons etc etc. It was really great) and there was just so much content in there it was insane. They even had a competent story tying it all together, it's a shame I don't think we'll see it replicated again.

Actually, I thought the one in Soul Calibur III was outstanding. A lot of people would probably not agree, but I thought it was better than the mission mode from the first Soul Calibur.

Basically, think of an RTS game with drawn out paths, with castles and forts and stuff in the way that you can expand with your money won or stolen. What you would do is create some characters of your own (and be joined with some) and send them off through paths to take down the enemies and fortresses and claim them as your own. My favorite parts are that the characters would level up and that you can either watch fights from a birds eye view that are won by experience points and HP, or choose the characters fighting and actually play as them instead. There is a lot to it, but I think you get the idea.

But yeah, shame about Soul Calibur IV, but I like it way more than I expected I would and got it for like $4 new. So I should not be complaining as much. Not to mention it has some of the best achievements I have ever seen! http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game ... ievements/ (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/soulcalibur-iv/achievements/)

Okay, I am done talking now! I promise!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 11, 2010, 06:23:47 am
Just finished God Hand, bloody fantastic game. Everyone should try this out, especially if you liked Bayonetta. Just... so much fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on June 11, 2010, 08:04:02 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
In addition I've been playing Alpha Protocol which I'm really loving so far. I've been playing it with a Splinter Cell mind-set making a stealth based character that seems to be working well for me. I've just escaped Saudi Arabia and I'm in Rome. The missions have been surprsingly varied too with some just being conversation based, where you need to bluff you're way out of things or try to extract as much information as possible.

You should totally write up a review for the main page! Would love to read what somebody who enjoyed it would have to say.

Played Game Room quite a bit last night. Played a solid 14 minutes of Buzz Bombers and got two of the three gold medals as a result, though I now have "Flight of the Bumblebees" stuck in my head. Probably the only Intellivision game I'll ever buy.

Gonna get back into RDR this weekend before I leave for vacation. Going to the family cabin where internet doesn't exist and the only video game is Golden Tee at the local golf course bar.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 11, 2010, 08:29:16 am
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
Resonance of Fate:  Why does this game want to make me angry? I'm supposed to be having fun.  Do you have to grind to get through it, or is it just hard all the time?  The battle system is pretty convoluted too.

It is that hard. If you thought Lost Odyssey was taxing, then Resonance of Fate is really testing you.

I decided to put it aside and finish Magna Carta 2 instead. While it's hardly a decent game it is at least more accessible than this.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 11, 2010, 04:18:00 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
In addition I've been playing Alpha Protocol which I'm really loving so far. I've been playing it with a Splinter Cell mind-set making a stealth based character that seems to be working well for me. I've just escaped Saudi Arabia and I'm in Rome. The missions have been surprsingly varied too with some just being conversation based, where you need to bluff you're way out of things or try to extract as much information as possible.

You should totally write up a review for the main page! Would love to read what somebody who enjoyed it would have to say.

I think George is going to be review-ready before I do, seeing as I'm relatively early into it, but I might do something!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 11, 2010, 11:54:36 pm
I beat God of War III this morning. I'd say that I liked it about the same, if not a little more than the second one.  The presentation was pretty fantastic throughout.

I also picked up Tekken 6, and Wet for PS3, as they were both on for really cheap.  I just played a bit of Tekken 6 so far.  The story mode is a little boring so far. Long cutscene - loading screen - fight 3 guys - loading screen - cutscene - loading screen - more cutscenes, etc.....
I'm thinking that I'll just stick with arcade mode on that one.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 12, 2010, 11:53:05 am
I've not played much this week because a close friend passed away.
Just some modnation racers to help get my mind off things at the end if the week.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 12, 2010, 04:23:13 pm
Finished Alan Wake. Great game, but dissapointing ending.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on June 13, 2010, 05:31:34 pm
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
Resonance of Fate:  Why does this game want to make me angry?  I'm supposed to be having fun.  Do you have to grind to get through it, or is it just hard all the time?  The battle system is pretty convoluted too.

That is funny because i was going to write if anyone had good tips to give me. I've started to play Resonance of Fate 2 days ago and i'm already stucked in the second chapter. Is there something i haven't understood about the gameplay or it is just very very VERY hard?   :evil:  
it's a shame because the game looks very  nice to me
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on June 13, 2010, 09:39:45 pm
Gears of War 2 for the first time.

It is a trillion times better than the first in every way so far. Everyone who does not think this game is at the very least 'Cool' has not played it and needs to GTFO.

Also, Soul Calibur IV's online play is actually really good (most of the time) and has a pretty big community still, not to mention the online options and menus are excellent. Too bad there is no balance at all and everyone picks Kilik and usually wins regardless of skill!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 13, 2010, 09:43:56 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Also, Soul Calibur IV's online play is actually really good (most of the time) and has a pretty big community still, not to mention the online options and menus are excellent. Too bad there is no balance at all and everyone picks Kilik and usually wins regardless of skill!

Sounds like you really fucking suck at the game [/SSR fan]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: JoeMusashi on June 15, 2010, 01:36:51 am
Lately I've been playing Sonic Adventure 2 for the Dreamcast...it's alright, but personally I like the first Sonic Adventure much better.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 15, 2010, 02:30:51 am
Nothing boring like Gears of War.

Just been playing Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker and Monster Hunter United Freedom.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 15, 2010, 02:39:14 am
Finished all the challenges for modnation racers, they actually weren't as impossible as I thought they would be once I got used to using my shield.

Just looking for the last few tokens now and I'll be done with the career mode.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on June 16, 2010, 09:15:20 pm
I tried out the unexpected and unannounced demo of Mass Effect 2 yesterday. I liked the first one a lot and was expecting a really fantastic release here with all of the positive press... I was very disappointed with so many things. Where to start?

The health bar is gone entirely, replaced with the regenerating shield like in Halo, which is retarded because you already have another regenerating shield over it. This is okay for action games, but NOT FOR RPGS! Not just that, but when you take damage you are surrounded by literally the ugliest thing I have seen in a video game ever, and it surrounds you until you are healed.

You can reload now. Okay this is not a bad feature at all or anything, but I specifically remember in Mass Effect an explanation of why reloading guns does not happen anymore, as they are all based on liquids now or something like that. I can understand maybe reloading the big weapons, but how will they ever explain this?

I am really annoyed by the levels being basically just linked cutscenes (which are well animated, but not synced well at all...) from what I played, I know it is an RPG, but it felt like if I was not talking I was instantly shooting. Every section I played was in a small hallway so from what I saw there was no exploration at all. I assume the full game is not like this, but a demo should be a good indication of what you will expect from the full title.

Another thing I hated was how in a mission in the demo you have to rescue a tattooed girl who is basically a female Shadow the Hedgehog... Not looking forward to seeing more of this character at all...

Worst part is that from what I can see you can no longer change your ammunition and every character but you cannot change their outfits.

The graphics are better and a lot of the additions are clearly positive ones, but I do not understand the ones I mentioned. I am just so surprised because it seemed so much better in so many ways. I am still very interested in picking this up eventually because I absolutely loved the story, music, art and characters of the first one, so there is no way I am going to pass it up, but wow I am just really shocked how much I was disappointed by it.



As for what I am really playing other wise. Just Dark Cloud 2, which I still love but is a bit too complicated for my taste at times. I shelved Soul Calibur IV because I do not want to play it to death and I cannot pick up Gears of War 2 because me and Kogen are planning to play through the whole game in co-op and be surprised by the game instead of knowing what is coming up and he is very busy lately.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 16, 2010, 10:33:43 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
I tried out the unexpected and unannounced demo of Mass Effect 2 yesterday. I liked the first one a lot and was expecting a really fantastic release here with all of the positive press... I was very disappointed with so many things. Where to start?

The health bar is gone entirely, replaced with the regenerating shield like in Halo, which is retarded because you already have another regenerating shield over it. This is okay for action games, but NOT FOR RPGS! Not just that, but when you take damage you are surrounded by literally the ugliest thing I have seen in a video game ever, and it surrounds you until you are healed.

I agree, regenerating health was a dissapointement, but it's not too bad in the game. You kinda get used to it, and it doesn't make it stupidly easy or anything.

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You can reload now. Okay this is not a bad feature at all or anything, but I specifically remember in Mass Effect an explanation of why reloading guns does not happen anymore, as they are all based on liquids now or something like that. I can understand maybe reloading the big weapons, but how will they ever explain this?

The reloading is explained by the guns heating. Remember in the first games if you fired too fast the gun would overheat? Well in ME2 they've made it so you can replace the 'heat sink' or whatever when it starts to heat up. The idea is that each 'heat sink' thingy can only take so many shots before it's overheated and needs to be ejected, rather than leaving it to cool down.

Also it wasn't liquid (I think you are thinking of Deus Ex 2), guns in ME work on a block of steel or something and each time you fire a shot it breaks off a small shard of it I think. I may be off and thinking of Snow Crash, but I'm pretty sure that was it.

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I am really annoyed by the levels being basically just linked cutscenes (which are well animated, but not synced well at all...) from what I played, I know it is an RPG, but it felt like if I was not talking I was instantly shooting. Every section I played was in a small hallway so from what I saw there was no exploration at all. I assume the full game is not like this, but a demo should be a good indication of what you will expect from the full title.

That must be the demo, because the full game is not like that at all, you still have heaps of freedom to go anywhere in the galaxy and talk, accept missions, explore etc.

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Another thing I hated was how in a mission in the demo you have to rescue a tattooed girl who is basically a female Shadow the Hedgehog... Not looking forward to seeing more of this character at all...

Jack? Trust me she's far better than Shadow. I'm surprised that was the demo mission though.


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Worst part is that from what I can see you can no longer change your ammunition and every character but you cannot change their outfits.

Ammunition? Was there ammo changing in the first game? You could modify your guns but that's all I remember. The lack of changing armor was dissapointing though I agree. You do unlock alternate costumes for characters as you play though.

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The graphics are better and a lot of the additions are clearly positive ones, but I do not understand the ones I mentioned. I am just so surprised because it seemed so much better in so many ways. I am still very interested in picking this up eventually because I absolutely loved the story, music, art and characters of the first one, so there is no way I am going to pass it up, but wow I am just really shocked how much I was disappointed by it.

It's jarring at first, but overall I think the sequel generally is better than the first. Again, you only played the demo which sounds very limited considering this game is enormous.

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As for what I am really playing other wise. Just Dark Cloud 2, which I still love but is a bit too complicated for my taste at times. I shelved Soul Calibur IV because I do not want to play it to death and I cannot pick up Gears of War 2 because me and Kogen are planning to play through the whole game in co-op and be surprised by the game instead of knowing what is coming up and he is very busy lately.

Is it cross-burning season already?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 17, 2010, 01:31:27 am
Wet finally dropped down to 19 bucks, so I picked it up.
As a cheaper game, it's a blast. Sure the story's nothing special, the graphics aren't that great, and the platforming bits aren't perfect, but this game's good solid fun.
I really like the whole grindhouse asthetic, solid sountrack, Stranglehold-esqe shooting mechanics, combined with Prince of Persia style acrobatics.
It doesn't seem like it's a really long game (I've just finished chapter 11 of 13) but I feel like I'm really getting my money's worth on this one.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 17, 2010, 01:54:26 am
I really enjoyed WET, I also got it for a cheap price during a stock-take sale.

The shooting mechanics are quite fun, coupled with the bullet-time and acrobatics. And the soundtrack was surprisingly enjoyable as you said, some of the original songs had that great 70's movie vibe about them.

My favourite parts were the Rage mode moments though, the Black White and Red vector look was awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 17, 2010, 09:50:29 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
I really enjoyed WET, I also got it for a cheap price during a stock-take sale.

The shooting mechanics are quite fun, coupled with the bullet-time and acrobatics. And the soundtrack was surprisingly enjoyable as you said, some of the original songs had that great 70's movie vibe about them.

My favourite parts were the Rage mode moments though, the Black White and Red vector look was awesome.

Yeah, I've really enjoyed those bits so far. Hopefully I run into another one before the end of the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 17, 2010, 04:37:59 pm
^Don't worry there is quite a few of them, I think you'll enjoy it!

I started Shadow Complex last night. Wow. Really really impressive. I'm only just up to the bit after you cross the lake, but it's really great so far. Anyone with XBLA should check it out now while it's over half price off!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on June 17, 2010, 07:56:30 pm
How long does it take to beat Wet? I have the game sitting here and I sort of have the weekend off... Would I be able to beat it until Sunday?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 17, 2010, 09:07:01 pm
Quote from: "Orta"
How long does it take to beat Wet? I have the game sitting here and I sort of have the weekend off... Would I be able to beat it until Sunday?

I'd probably say about 6 hours or so.  There are 13 chapters and a few of them are really short.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 17, 2010, 10:15:39 pm
I played it on the hardest setting so it took me a bit longer, but on Normal you could knock it over in a weekend I would say.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 17, 2010, 10:45:40 pm
Yeah, I just beat it on Normal. The last chapter was super short.
It wasn't the most polished game ever, but it sure was fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on June 18, 2010, 04:51:31 am
Great! It's settled then! I played the demo when it was first made available and I had a lot of fun with it. I saw it wasn't going to be the game of the century but I figured I'd be entertained long enough. This stupid is playing Wet this weekend. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 18, 2010, 02:37:00 pm
I enjoyed the demo of Wet and can get it for about £10, should I?

I am playing Joe Danger at the moment, it's really fun although criminally hard.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: STORM! on June 18, 2010, 02:50:14 pm
I'm still playing Uncharted 2 since last year.

 I'm still playing Virtua Fighter 5 since 2006.

 I can't stop it. Best games of the decade!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 18, 2010, 05:52:51 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I enjoyed the demo of Wet and can get it for about £10, should I?

Yeah, the demo gives you a good idea of what to expect. It's not a masterpiece but it's lots of fun, and has some really cool music and visuals. It's the video game equivalent of watching a good action flick I guess.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on June 18, 2010, 06:10:41 pm
I'm currently playing Shining Force EXA and Dragon Age: Origins.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 18, 2010, 11:24:09 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I enjoyed the demo of Wet and can get it for about £10, should I?

Yeah, the demo gives you a good idea of what to expect. It's not a masterpiece but it's lots of fun, and has some really cool music and visuals. It's the video game equivalent of watching a good action flick I guess.

Seconded. Enjoy the demo? Find a copy for a cheap price? Go for it.

I finally got around to beating Metal Gear Solid: Portabl Ops. Pretty easy once I figured out you could hold the L button to lock onto bosses as you strafe around them, as opposed to stopping to shoot in first person mode all the time.  Overall very solid game, even if it took a while to get into (managing soldiers/items/spies/etc...).
All set to play through Peace Walker now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on June 19, 2010, 06:09:15 pm
Okay, playing Wet. [spoiler:w3i2sxni]There's a guy here who looks like Majima and even has his own cage fights.[/spoiler:w3i2sxni] :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 19, 2010, 08:40:50 pm
Playing Alpha Protocol:

Boss fight with a Russian Mobster, in his private Disco while 'Turn up the Radio' blares. He uses gold plated uzis, complains about 'how much this suit costs' when he gets shot, then he snorts a shit-ton of cocaine and goes batshit crazy with his knives THEN it turns out he can teleport using his stage lights or something as well.

This game rocks.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 19, 2010, 11:23:37 pm
Made a bit of progress on Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Two games with obscenely long titles.

I sucked at SASAR when I played the demo, but once I realized that the drifting was done by just holding the button down, while accelerating, it's been much more fun.  I'd been trying do drift like in Ridge Racer or Burnout by letting off the gas, tapping the brake, cutting the wheel into the turn, and hitting the gas again.  Instead of initiating a drift, I'd just swerve akwardly into the walls.
I'm mostly working toward unlocking all the characters at the moment.  Ulala was the main priority, and I'm working down from there.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on June 20, 2010, 10:37:23 am
Playing Pure, it's an ATV game by Black Rock studios.
It's good but really hard, making an ATV to race takes about 5 minutes of choosing parts so I think I may just need to get the right combination.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 21, 2010, 09:43:47 pm
Just beat Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.
Well, I'm pretty sold on this series now. Getting used to the heavy emphasis on shooting in a platform game took a little bit of getting used to, but I had a good time.
The large amount of different weapons and items kept the game pretty interesting throughout.  I wish there were a few more of the platforming/clank bits, but otherwise, very few complaints.
It was also genuinely funny at times.  Aside from Brutal Legend, I can't think of a whole lot of games that made me laugh recently.  It'd be nice to have a few more of those kicking around.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 21, 2010, 10:52:22 pm
Noticed that most platformers now have some type of shooting, Jak & Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Shadow and even Mario Galaxy.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 21, 2010, 11:18:23 pm
Quote from: "George"
Noticed that most platformers now have some type of shooting, Jak & Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Shadow and even Mario Galaxy.

I still haven't gotten around to playing a Jak & Daxter game.  I got my PS2 around the time Guitar Hero II came out, so I've kinda been playing catch up with games on it.  I'm mostly interested in checking them out because I enjoyed the Uncharted games so much.  
Hopefully they'll just come out with a collection on PS3 like God of War and the upcoming Sly Collection.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 22, 2010, 02:59:41 am
You getting Sly collection on PS3? Worth it if you have not played them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 22, 2010, 09:56:19 pm
Quote from: "George"
You getting Sly collection on PS3? Worth it if you have not played them.

Definitely. I was actually looking into ordering the PS2 versions off of ebay not too long before the collection was announced. Mainly because I was a big fan of inFamous and was hoping to play more from Sucker Punch before inFamous 2 comes out.

Plus, the collection's going to have 3 Platinum trophies.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: matty on June 22, 2010, 10:25:57 pm
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love.

You might have heard about it on the SegaBits Podcast where Sega Uranus was trying his damnedest to make it sound like most effeminate and boring game ever, but the game is actually very engaging.
It's a visual novel game, first and foremost. If you're not familiar with the genre, think if it like those "choose your own adventure" books where you come to a certain page and you have one of a few options.
I'm only skin deep into the game, but the story and characters are fun, which is telling since I'm not at all familiar with the other games in the series. Hopefully, I can give a solid impression as I get further into the game.

Sega didn't feel like giving the game a fair shake in the States, but that's where NIS America stepped in, and as a long time supporter of theirs, this is the game that brought them back to Earth after a series of bumps in their localization as of late. They're also the ones that are handling the Neptune game that Sega was handling in Japan.

NISA just restocked the limited PS2 version of Sakura Wars in their shop. If you're a stickler for dubs and prefer the original Japanese track you might want to pick up that version (it has both Eng. and Jpn.) as the Wii only has English voice overs.
http://store.nisamerica.com/Games (http://store.nisamerica.com/Games)

And here's an article about the game from someone who knows how to describe a game:
http://www.siliconera.com/2010/03/30/sa ... -playtest/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2010/03/30/sakura-wars-so-long-my-love-playtest/)
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Post by: SOUP on June 22, 2010, 10:41:41 pm
Quote from: "matty"
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love.

You might have heard about it on the SegaBits Podcast where Sega Uranus was trying his damnedest to make it sound like most effeminate and boring game ever, but the game is actually very engaging.
It's a visual novel game, first and foremost. If you're not familiar with the genre, think if it like those "choose your own adventure" books where you come to a certain page and you have one of a few options.
I'm only skin deep into the game, but the story and characters are fun, which is telling since I'm not at all familiar with the other games in the series. Hopefully, I can give a solid impression as I get further into the game.

Sega didn't feel like giving the game a fair shake in the States, but that's where NIS America stepped in, and as a long time supporter of theirs, this is the game that brought them back to Earth after a series of bumps in their localization as of late. They're also the ones that are handling the Neptune game that Sega was handling in Japan.

NISA just restocked the limited PS2 version of Sakura Wars in their shop. If you're a stickler for dubs and prefer the original Japanese track you might want to pick up that version (it has both Eng. and Jpn.) as the Wii only has English voice overs.
http://store.nisamerica.com/Games (http://store.nisamerica.com/Games)

And here's an article about the game from someone who knows how to describe a game:
http://www.siliconera.com/2010/03/30/sa ... -playtest/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2010/03/30/sakura-wars-so-long-my-love-playtest/)


I've got it sitting on my shelf at the moment. I'll probably give it a shot once I'm finished all these Ratchet & Clank games.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on June 23, 2010, 05:20:18 am
Quote from: "matty"
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love.

You might have heard about it on the SegaBits Podcast where Sega Uranus was trying his damnedest to make it sound like most effeminate and boring game ever,

Hey man, they are women that sing and dance to get more spirit power to fight demons and shit. That is like, so badass and manly!

I like the series and all, but it is really, really hard to sell the idea. My main point is that it is basically an 'easier' Shining Force-like game where the focus is mainly on character development.
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Post by: George on June 23, 2010, 10:53:52 am
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade. Was looking for a good coop game to pay on PSP, this one was very 'D2/Champions of Norrath' like.

Though, I will now be doing coop in Peace Walker.
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Post by: STORM! on June 23, 2010, 01:21:38 pm
Finally played Rambo, Elevator Action Returns and Boarder Break for the first time!
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Post by: SOUP on June 23, 2010, 04:43:16 pm
Quote from: "STORM!"
Finally played Rambo, Elevator Action Returns and Boarder Break for the first time!

Impressions?
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Post by: SOUP on June 24, 2010, 01:29:07 am
Just beat Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty.
I knew it was going to be pretty short going in, so that wasn't a big deal.
I did really dig the bigger emphasis on puzzles and platforming though.
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Post by: Monkeroony on June 25, 2010, 03:14:17 pm
Got Just Cause 2 on sale, it looks amazing but there are some annoying things already like poor animation and cut-scenes.
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Post by: George on June 25, 2010, 04:16:00 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Got Just Cause 2 on sale, it looks amazing but there are some annoying things already like poor animation and cut-scenes.
Do not even bother with cutscenese on that game. Its about watching things burn.
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on June 25, 2010, 08:44:48 pm
I'm currently playing Valkyria Chronicles.  =)
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Post by: SOUP on June 25, 2010, 11:38:02 pm
Just beat ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth this afternoon.

I'd only played a bit of the first game in the series before, but it's actually pretty close as far as basic gameplay goes.  I played this one with my girlfriend in the two player mode, the whole way through.  The camera was one of the more impressive things, in how it handled the two players on the one screen. If you were close to each other, you'd share the screen, but once you were apart for a certain distance it would split in two. The best part of that was that it was so seamless. Neither player loses track of their character for a second.
There were also some genuinely funny bits, especially near the end.
The only real gripe I have with the game is that there isn't really a whole lot of direction on what to do next.  This wouldn't be a big deal, except for the fact that there seems to be so little info to be found on the internet as far as FAQs go.

It's not the best game ever, but it's definitely worth checking out for any SEGA fan with an Xbox. Especially those SEGA fans that enjoyed the original game on the Genesis/Megadrive.
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Post by: max_cady on June 26, 2010, 08:59:23 am
After not having touched the Xbox 360 for a while, I've played about an extra hour of Magna Carta 2.

Nearing the end, by all accounts. I have yet to finish all the little side missions(I'm still a few missions short of finishing the full 80 missions).

Characters have leveled up quite nicely. Monsters also leveled up but I managed to keep myself going.

Equiping Kamonds are a piece of cake and they help a lot.

My team is mostly Juto, Argo and Celestine and I intend to keep it that way well into the near end. Rue is OK, but only if I really need her and Crocell is worhtless at this point.

The only complaint I have with Celestine is that she keeps repeating "I don't like battles" and "I'll show you the power of the Mare" over and over again, it is so annoying. It registers as "Kinectanimals Skittles"-level annoying.

Again, Magnacarta 2 wins the Oscar for most predictable plot twist in a video game.
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Post by: crackdude on June 26, 2010, 04:46:44 pm
I'm playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat III.

I'm hardcore like that.
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Post by: Monkeroony on June 27, 2010, 01:33:25 pm
Split/second and just cause 2.

I think I'm going to end up with explosion overload!
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Post by: George on June 27, 2010, 05:16:58 pm
Toy Stoy 3.

Don't judge fagets.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on June 27, 2010, 05:25:26 pm
I think that game looks astounding, actually. Tell me how long it takes you to beat though, might rent it instead of buying it.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on June 27, 2010, 05:37:25 pm
Should we start taking bets on if it'll be better than Sonic 4?

Finished SOTN yesterday. Really excellent game. Going to try and see how far  I can get with Richter, although it seems like it's going to be really hard.
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Post by: George on June 27, 2010, 08:51:55 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
I think that game looks astounding, actually. Tell me how long it takes you to beat though, might rent it instead of buying it.
I was playing toy box mode and thought it was the full game. I played like 5 hours and there is SOOOO much to do. Racing (cars/horse), customizing towns, customizing toys, buying toys, doing missions for toys, pic-0-matic (dress x number of toys a certain way), finding toy parts.

Then you can buy toys with money, also 'new areas' like Sid's House and stuff, they have their own missions.

Then there is single player mode, its rather short it seems. I have not really played it much. but you can unlock extras for toy box mode by playing single player mode.

This is how you should do a kids license game. *Listen SEGA~!*
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Post by: Sega Uranus on June 30, 2010, 03:23:43 pm
I played through all of Gears of War 2's campaign in co-op with Kogen the other day. I do not think too much of the first game, but the sequel is a damn classic in almost every way if I am concerned. I have not had this much fun playing through a co-op game for the first time since Gunstar Heroes in 1995 or so I think.

Like seriously, it is about nine hours long but every damn second is big and epic enough to be the biggest scene of any other action game, a few of the scenes even make Bayonetta look wimpy in comparison. Obviously with being an Epic Games title it is a bit glitchy and there are some minor issues with the controls and physics, but who gives a shit, I just fell off of a waterfall and fought a giant fish monster thing by running into his mouth before he completely closed it and chucked a few grenades into his throat.
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Post by: SOUP on July 01, 2010, 12:22:40 am
I beat Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
Hands down, my favourite title in the Future trilogy.  I really liked the emphasis on puzzle platforming that they started in Quest for Booty.  Ratchet's echoshift-like levels were pretty great too. My only complaint is that there weren't more of them.

With that game done, I've finally started playing Final Fantasy XIII after having it on my shelf since March. I've heard a lot of mixed opinions, but I'm looking forward to playing through it.  I just wish that it was shorter.  60 hours is a lot of time to commit to one game.
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Post by: George on July 01, 2010, 05:32:03 am
My brother bought Borderland for 360. A bit depressive mode to be gaming *cries in the corner of the room for an hour*
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Post by: SOUP on July 01, 2010, 03:05:33 pm
I'm about 6 hours into FFXIII.  So far the battle system seems pretty interesting. At first, the idea of letting the AI select moves seemed pretty lame, but when you factor in the speed of the fights with the changing of character fight styles on the fly, it makes sense.

It's also got some really nice looking environments. I can't think of very many games where I've stopped playing to admire the scenery, but this is one of them.
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Post by: Hanyou on July 04, 2010, 11:22:39 am
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade.

One of the best Harvest Moon games by far, though it still doesn't beat Friends of Mineral Town.  Love the depth.  I'm in the fall of my first year.  House, Barn, and Coop upgraded to level 2, I've got about 30,000g, and I have a full field of crops.  Also, I have Renee at 8 hearts, so I only need 1 more heart to propose.

No game on the Wii, save possibly Okami, and the Galaxy titles, has had me this enraptured for this long.  It's so freaking addictive.  These games never get enough support, so if you own a Wii, buy a copy of Animal Parade right now.  Srsly, give these titles the recognition they deserve.  Harvest Moon FTW.
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Post by: crackdude on July 04, 2010, 02:53:55 pm
Animal Crossing WW for the Nintendo DS. This is so much fun! I just wish the town was a good bit bigger. And that everything didn't close at 11PM. That fucks me out.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on July 04, 2010, 07:51:46 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Like seriously, it is about nine hours long but every damn second is big and epic enough to be the biggest scene of any other action game, a few of the scenes even make Bayonetta look wimpy in comparison.

I call shenanigans! Nothing in Gears 2 compares to Temperentia in my eyes!

Although I do agree that Gears 2 is just non-stop action and ups the ante at every opportunity. Very fun game.

I've been playing Fallout 3 Point Lookout and Broken Steel. Just finished them last night, they both added a lot of cool stuff to the game and hours of extra missions and gameplay. Cannot wait for New Vegas now.

Also finished SOTN the other day, can't remember if I said so or not, but that was a brilliant game.
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Post by: SOUP on July 04, 2010, 10:22:30 pm
Loved SOTN.

With ToeJam & Earl III done, I needed a new co-op game to play with my girlfriend.  So we decided to start up the first Donkey Kong Country.  I'd never actually put that much time into the first 2 before, but we managed to get right up to the final boss.
Whenever we manage to beat that, I've already got DKC2 downloaded.  All in preparation for the new one.

As far as solo play, I've been making more progress in FFXIII. I'm on chapter 7 right now. Probably around 11 hours or so.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 07, 2010, 08:16:28 am
Major Havoc in Game Room, fun vector shooter/platformer.

Monkey Island 2 on the iPod Touch. Awesome game.
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Post by: SOUP on July 07, 2010, 11:07:30 pm
Currently stuck on the boss of Chapter 9 in FFXIII.

Probably the only JRPG I"ve ever played that had so much emphasis on quick reflexes and strategic planning.  It doesn't matter how much level grinding, bosses will end you asap if you let up for a second.
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Post by: max_cady on July 12, 2010, 04:41:56 am
Still playing Magna Carta 2!

Major revelations here and there. Characters levelling up quite nicely, this game is very level grinding friendly as enemies tend to just respawn every now and then.

Boss fights continue to be very easy, especially against this last one, which was almost like an endurance round.

Putting Kamonds on weapons is a great way to beef up your characters.

Celestine's voice is still annoying.
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Post by: SOUP on July 12, 2010, 10:54:44 am
Wandering around in Chapter 11 of FFXIII.
The first second the game opens up, I get lost O_o
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Post by: max_cady on July 12, 2010, 11:23:02 am
I was enjoying Magna Carta 2 up until this particular part.

I can't buy any items and now I'm stuck in a Boss Battle.

I can't think of any RPG this generation that hasn't screwed me over somehow.
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Post by: SOUP on July 12, 2010, 11:24:38 pm
I beat Donkey Kong Country 2 with my girlfriend this morning, then picked up the 3rd one and played through the majority of it.

I couldn't get over how cheap DKC2 was.  I get that the levels are tough, but most of the later levels come down to memorizing everthing, since the sprites are so big that things come at you from offscreen all the time.  That, and you actually have to spend coins to save your game.
That said, the 3rd game addresses a lot of these issues, and I'm really enjoying it.
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Post by: George on July 12, 2010, 11:59:14 pm
That is true, some of the most frustrating times as a child was playing DKC, but I loved it.

Backed up my save data of my PS3, going to ship it out. I'm leaving for vacation on monday and won't be back for 3 weeks. So when I get back I will purchase a slim.
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Post by: SOUP on July 13, 2010, 02:14:44 am
Made some more progress in FFXIII.
I think I'm probably around halfway through chapter 11.  I might go back to doing sidemissions after this chapter.  I really want those chocobos.
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Post by: Nathan on July 13, 2010, 04:21:43 pm
Still trying to finish Jet Grind Radio.
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Post by: SOUP on July 15, 2010, 12:38:26 am
Quote from: "Supa"
Still trying to finish Jet Grind Radio.

I remember it getting pretty tough near the end.

I'm on chapter 12 in FFXIII.  Had another run in with a boss that gave me a lot of trouble in chapter 9. Beat them on the first try this time, but it still took about 25 minutes.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 15, 2010, 08:58:34 am
Gonna have to throw a bunch of love to Pix N' Love for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Sort of a spin-off of the XBLA title Pixel. If you have these devices, pick the game up! It's only 99 cents and is damn fun!

Check the videos:
[youtube:1d5qc83k]fL_cVVVAOGg[/youtube:1d5qc83k]
[youtube:1d5qc83k]PZcxdSoyq8I[/youtube:1d5qc83k]
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Post by: MadeManG74 on July 15, 2010, 05:10:31 pm
Playing Stranglehold on Hard.

It's really fucking hard. Fun game though.

Also was playing Monkey Island 2 SE solidly on XBLA, top game.
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Post by: fluffymoochicken on July 15, 2010, 08:05:39 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Gonna have to throw a bunch of love to Pix N' Love for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Sort of a spin-off of the XBLA title Pixel. If you have these devices, pick the game up! It's only 99 cents and is damn fun!
It has a much more varied and interesting number of colors than Pixel did, though. Thank goodness for that much.
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Post by: Orta on July 16, 2010, 06:07:04 pm
This Mass Effect business is pretty cool.
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Post by: George on July 17, 2010, 08:27:11 am
System Shock 2
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on July 17, 2010, 01:16:35 pm
Just finished all the single player on AVP.  The Multi-Player is no fun.  I keep getting placed as an Alien, with 2-3 Predators ganging up on me.  It's already hard enough against just one.  I'm not having fun anymore with it, I think it's time to trade it in.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on July 17, 2010, 04:45:00 pm
^Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

I loved the Multiplayer more than the Single player myself. I used to play as Marine mostly, I got quite good at scoping out Preds and Aliens and shooting them down, or learning to block and counter their moves. It's tough playing as an Alien sometimes, but satisfying to drop from the cieling and impale someone.

What types of matches were you geting? Most of the time, I just found good 'ol deathmatches where you could choose your race anyway.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on July 18, 2010, 03:18:28 am
I never figured out how to pick your species.  I'll look into that.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on July 18, 2010, 03:54:23 am
Soup, how did you get that trophy icon into your signature?  I'm getting an error saying the height has to be 150 or less.  That picture is 155.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 18, 2010, 09:07:05 am
Playing Toy Commander. What a toughie!
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Post by: MadeManG74 on July 18, 2010, 04:21:09 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Playing Toy Commander. What a toughie!

That game really can be quite difficult, lots of fun though!

Recently I just haven't been the mood for playing games at all unfortunately. All i've been playing is little bits of King of Fighters 98 UM here and there.

Oh, also I downloaded and played around with Sumotori Dreams after seeing this vid.
[youtube:3n52e58f]hOvq3-oG5BM[/youtube:3n52e58f]
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 18, 2010, 04:38:38 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Recently I just haven't been the mood for playing games at all unfortunately. All i've been playing is little bits of King of Fighters 98 UM here and there.

Same here, at least time intensive games. I've been playing a lot of XBLA games for short spurts, but haven't had the time or energy to start up RDR. I blame the heat.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on July 18, 2010, 05:30:46 pm
When you do get back into RDR, if you ever see me online shoot me an invite. We can bust up some outlaw hideouts together!

On an unrelated note, where the bloody hell is King of Fighters 2002 UM for XBLA? It was leaked to pirates months ago and we still haven't got a release date. ;_;
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Post by: max_cady on July 18, 2010, 06:25:18 pm
Man, you stop playing games regurarly for almost a month and suddenly your muscle memory is gone.

I tried playing Magna Carta 2 again with no luck with beating one of the tougher bosses right now, almost near the end of the game.
Again, having the boss cancel your chain link and basically being helpless while he does his super move is a very poor design choice. And when you're low on healing items and reviving items, it's a matter of luck. Lots of it.

Also tried playing Aliens vs Predator with the Predator. Man I really suck at it. I though it was cool being the Predator but his moves are way too complex compared to the Marine character. I haven't finished the first stage yet(the actual first stage, not the tutorial level).
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Post by: SOUP on July 18, 2010, 10:38:56 pm
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
Soup, how did you get that trophy icon into your signature?  I'm getting an error saying the height has to be 150 or less.  That picture is 155.


The exact text I have in my signature, under my user settings is:
Quote
(http://http://fp.profiles.us.playstation.com/playstation/psn/pid/SOUP_32.png) (http://http://profiles.us.playstation.com/playstation/psn/visit/profiles/SOUP_32)

I tried previewing it with your ID, in place of mine, to see if I got the same error that you were getting when I previewed it. I got the same deal.
I tried previewing it with what I've got in there right now, and ended up getting the same error again.  I'm not too sure why mine's working right now, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to get it to work again if I changed it. Probably something worth posting in the Technical Issues topic.

Donkey Kong Country 3 has been beaten.  It seemed quite a bit easier than the first two overall.  Definitely enjoyable though. I'm playing through the last chapter of FFXIII right now. I probably won't beat it tonight, but I'm pretty sure I'll have it done tomorrow afternoon.
I think it's going to be one of the few RPGs that where I'll actually be playing any post-game stuff.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on July 19, 2010, 11:27:39 am
Thanks Soup.  I'll post it in forumntechnical issues.
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Post by: SOUP on July 19, 2010, 03:06:02 pm
No problem. I tried to put the actual text in the quote, but failed apparently :(.

I've just beaten FFXIII, and loved it.
I think the biggest problem people had was that they went into it with too many hang ups about what it "should be" like.  Knowing that it's pretty different from the beginning, I was willing to give it a shot.
The progression's more in line with a Halo/Uncharted style game.  The battle system's a big part of keeping each fight interesting, and I can't remember a single JRPG with a battle system that kept you as on your toes as this one.

It's not a perfect game, but I sure enjoyed it.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 21, 2010, 08:54:51 pm
LIMBO, and it's scary as fudge.

Also, that Destination Arcade app is cool and all, but does it really need to be showing up on my profile as a game I've played (see the big blue D)? It's just a snazzy way to browse the arcade titles. I'm not playing it!!
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Post by: MadeManG74 on July 21, 2010, 10:06:05 pm
I didn't realise Limbo was out. I'll get the demo at least for sure.

Been playing Dead Space, which I picked up for PC on sale a while ago. Really good game and quite scary too. Reminds me of a mix between old-school RE and new-school RE. Scary and slower paced like the old ones, but still has plenty of enemies and linear like the new ones.

Personally I still think the old RE games are better in terms of survival horror (plenty of ammo and save points/check points in this game mean I'm never really fretting), but this game is great if you like that sort of thing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on July 22, 2010, 11:21:36 am
I've been playing through Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
I was a bit disappointed when I first saw this one, as I actually enjoyed the 2008 game. I thought the look of it was really impressive, and I actually got used to the Assassin's Creed - less buttons for platforming - style of play.

The first impression is so-so. The graphics are really nice sometimes, and pretty meh at other times.  The game goes back to the old Sands of Time voice actor, and controls where you have to hit the trigger button to run along walls and such.  The platforming starts off pretty straightforward, but gets a lot more interesting once you can freeze water.
I've been enjoying it more and more, as I play through it. I think I'm about halfway through, but it's shaping up to be right up there with Sands of Time. I'd liken it to the sequel that I was hoping for after playing Sands, and before getting slapped in the face with Warrior Within.
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Post by: Orta on July 22, 2010, 07:24:18 pm
Finished Mass Effect. It's such a great game. I'll play Limbo next and then I'll go back to John Shepard and his friends on Mass Effect 2.
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Post by: crackdude on July 22, 2010, 09:35:58 pm
I've been playing NHL 2K9. It's one of the best sport games I've played in my life.

2 nights ago I was playing at 2AM and it was 7-7 entering overtime after a last minute tie goal on my behalf. I won. It's exciting and fun.

I like how you can personalize every aspect of the game. There sliders for each characteristic of skaters and goalies. And there's even separate sliders for ice and puck friction.

I put all skills at 100. Game's fast and aggressive. I'm having massive fun.
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Post by: SOUP on July 23, 2010, 02:15:19 am
Just beat Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands.

Gameplay-wise, I'd probably say that this is the best Prince of Persia game. Some of the platform puzzles near the end were pretty wild.
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Post by: Ulala5 on July 23, 2010, 12:51:58 pm
Just started to play Silent Hill Homecoming and my impression is the same of the other SH games (with the only exception of the first one, that was a really good game imo). Too much overrated. Inexistent and confused story, boring gameplay too much dark and fog to cover the bad graphic. Btw dialogues still make me laugh hard and i will continue to play it, hoping it surprise me and turns in a decent game
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Post by: Sega Uranus on July 23, 2010, 10:01:03 pm
I played through Sonic 3D Blast yesterday in one go.

Yeah.
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Post by: SOUP on July 23, 2010, 10:28:52 pm
Just got the Platinum trophy in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

I'm also finally getting around to starting FFVI.  I've had it forever, and played the first hour a good 5 times over the years, but never actually made a point of really playing it.  I've heard a lot of good things though, and it's the only FF game before VII that I haven't beaten yet, so here goes.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 25, 2010, 09:10:01 am
Out of the blue I booted up Skies of Arcadia for the Dreamcast. Last time I played was nearly 8 years ago! Looks like I was 20 hours in, and was looking for the Golden Man in Ixa'taka.
I should really get around to completing this game!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on July 25, 2010, 09:35:37 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Out of the blue I booted up Skies of Arcadia for the Dreamcast. Last time I played was nearly 8 years ago! Looks like I was 20 hours in, and was looking for the Golden Man in Ixa'taka.
I should really get around to completing this game!

That's exactly where I got hung up and set it aside for a while.  After that, the game really picks up steam.

I started up Heavy Rain.  I feel like I've made several "wrong" decisions already :(.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on July 26, 2010, 06:19:38 pm
I've just beaten Heavy Rain.
It wasn't that short, but I had today off, and pretty much played it non-stop.
I really can't remember another game that got me so legitimately stressed out.  Frustrated sure, but we're talking genuine anxiety here. Tense stuff.

I'm tempted to play through for the other endings to get some trophies, but I'm pretty happy with the way things turned out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on July 26, 2010, 06:27:40 pm
The main guy of Heavy Rain is one irresponsible dude. I think I would never be as bad as parent like he is. Getting a son killed and another kidnapped by a lunatic makes you an awful dad, no matter how much crap you get yourself into to get your other kid back.

btw, I didn't spoil anything don't worry.. This all happens in the first 10 minutes.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 27, 2010, 07:29:17 am
LIMBO and Frostbite in Game Room. Good times.
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Post by: SOUP on July 28, 2010, 07:12:46 am
Back to playing SASAR.
Only 2 missions left, but they're a pain.  The last one with Opa Opa, and the final mission.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 28, 2010, 03:36:35 pm
Hey f*ckers! Hydro Thunder Hurricane is out on XBLA! I'm buying it this weekend. Damn you if you don't buy it too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on July 28, 2010, 06:49:55 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Hey f*ckers! Hydro Thunder Hurricane is out on XBLA! I'm buying it this weekend. Damn you if you don't buy it too.
Will it come to PSN?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 28, 2010, 07:04:12 pm
Not sure, there hasn't been word of it. Microsoft Game Studios is the publisher, if that means anything. Also, due to Midway being bought by WB, the boat named Midway is now named after HTH's dev Vector Unit (it's now named Vector).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on July 28, 2010, 07:10:44 pm
If Microsoft is the publisher then I guess not.. *sob* *turns on dreamcast*
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Post by: Orta on July 28, 2010, 07:31:03 pm
If it's anything like Tomb Raider, it will take a few weeks to be on PSN.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 29, 2010, 09:19:34 am
Not sparked by anything said here: I'm going to have to facepalm over how many folks think $15 is a rip-off for an XBLA title.

Seriously. A newly developed game that offers hours of gameplay priced at $15 is too expensive? I remember value titles on the Dreamcast that cost $20. With inflation in mind, games like HTH, LIMBO and Snoopy Flying ace should be $25 to $30. Instead, we get them for the lower than past budget title price of $15. Also, devs gotta make money somehow.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on July 29, 2010, 04:43:48 pm
I played the first 20 minutes of Alpha Protocol.

I was surprised, the game is OK, there are quite a few bugs and the AI can seem to have brain dead reactions one way or another.

The conversation bit is also great, but sometimes it's easy to lose yourself into a lot of the dialogue. I'm using a very Professional approach and Mina Tang already likes me! I gave a Casual response to Darcy and he's reaction was accompined by a brief face eyebrow raise and a "Sure, whatever" reaction.

Mike Thorton also makes some cool puns.

I'm starting the Saudi Arabia missions soon.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on July 29, 2010, 09:43:44 pm
I tried playing some SASAR online (to get one of the last trophies), but after about an hour of trying, I only managed to get one race in :(.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on July 30, 2010, 04:51:50 am
I'm 36 hours into Mass Effect 2. I never thought I would like this series so much. Curse you Sanus, you casted (sp?) a spell on me.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on July 30, 2010, 04:52:08 am
@ Max: Don't be taken in too much by the reviews, AP isn't perfect but it's really fun. Some of the boss fights are really memorable too.

I just got 1000/1000 in VF5. I proclaim myself the Undisputed King of Virtua Fighting on SegaBits!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 30, 2010, 03:47:22 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
I just got 1000/1000 in VF5. I proclaim myself the Undisputed King of Virtua Fighting on SegaBits!

Congrats! If we had a SEGAbits belt, you'd have it (Imagune a VMU secured with a bungee cord).

I'm still trying to crack VF5. I can kick ass in VF1-3 (and Kids, Megamix and Fighting Vipers), but 4&5 are a bit tougher for me to master.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on August 01, 2010, 02:16:39 am
@MadeManG74

My first impressions of this game were very good, I also think that the reviews for Alpha Protocol were too harsh. Doesn't look broken to me at all.

Anyway, I also played Magna Carta 2 once again. This time thanks to the Bonus Pack, I equiped two big weapons for each character that was ridiculously overpowerded.

Long story short, the two boss fights were finished in less than 5 minutes.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on August 01, 2010, 04:17:47 am
Still playing Dead Space. The game is fun but... I dunno. It's just not really doing it for me. Maybe its just taht I have a lot on my mind at the moment and can't really concentrate on these big games (I abandoned Stranglehold half way through, which I just about NEVER do). It's held my interest a lot, but just not the same as the old RE games did (my favourite horror titles, along with Condemned). It is very good though, I think I'm just finding it harder to find the time to play through it.

It also made me want to try out REmake, I found a good priced copy on ebay for wii, so I'll definitey get that.

On the other hand, I'm loving KOF recently, just been playing it heaps with some friends.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on August 01, 2010, 12:44:08 pm
46 hours of Mass Effect 2. I think I did everything except the DLC. Holy shit this game is awesome. This generation has been around since 2006 and only in 2010 I got to play what I would consider two great games. The other is the one with that crazy witch everybody here seems to hate.

Bioshock 2 is next in line.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on August 01, 2010, 03:20:59 pm
^I think you'll find everyone here actually loves Bayonetta.

Also, yes ME2 is brilliant (although I loved the first as well), and I also loved Bioshock 1 and 2. Hope you enjoy it too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on August 01, 2010, 04:44:58 pm
I was joking. Nobody understands me. :cry:

I thought ME2 was a million times better than ME1. I doubt the same will happen with Bioshock but we'll see.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on August 02, 2010, 02:48:25 pm
We bought a new living room chair over the weekend, which moved the old couch into the computer/retro games room.

I tested the new couch by playing Sonic 2. I don't think I've played Sonic 2 for that long since the mid-90's! I played up til the end of Hill Top Zone, then turned it off due to other things that required my attention. Still, it felt great to actually play through a Sonic game rather than using a game save or level select.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on August 02, 2010, 05:50:39 pm
Back to Magna Carta 2. Things are going smoothly.

I fought a couple of bosses, did a couple of quests. Got the achievement for Finishing Quest numero 80.

Game started out pretty dull at the beggining, but quickly it has become one of my fav RPG this generation(even if I never get to play Tales of Vesperia). A fresh alternative to Lost Odyssey's otherwise harsh difficulty.
The characters are likeable, there are many fun moments and combat is simple.

Well worth the discount price I payed for Magna Carta 2.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on August 03, 2010, 05:26:55 pm
Playing through the Halo trilogy in a row before Halo Reach comes out (next month).

I am about half way through Halo, and I have to say I am kind of just now 'getting' the game. I mean, I always liked it enough, but now I am just really really starting to understand just why it is considered one of the best ever. The only thing that does not really hold up today is the graphics, everything else is outstanding enough to be considered great even if it was released just now. I had this same kind of revelation with Revenge of Shinobi, which I did not like growing up.

I am honestly not very excited to play Halo 2 though. While I think the multiplayer is better, the campaign is really not anywhere near as good and is generally just boring in comparison... Though it has been years, so a lot could be different now. Maybe.

As for Halo 3, I was thinking about maybe getting some people together to play through Legendary. It would be fun, that is for sure.

Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Not sparked by anything said here: I'm going to have to facepalm over how many folks think $15 is a rip-off for an XBLA title.

Seriously. A newly developed game that offers hours of gameplay priced at $15 is too expensive? I remember value titles on the Dreamcast that cost $20. With inflation in mind, games like HTH, LIMBO and Snoopy Flying ace should be $25 to $30. Instead, we get them for the lower than past budget title price of $15. Also, devs gotta make money somehow.

I disagree in the case of Limbo. That game has very basic gameplay which means no technical and physical exploration like you would see in the Sonic trilogy. There is not much to the game outside of just beating it, and once you have there is no real reason to return to the game practically. The cherry on top is that the game is literally around 4 hours long. There is a walkthrough of the game where the guy playing dies a few times on YouTube that is only seven videos long, and most do not reach the 10 minute limit even!

There are tons and tons of XBLA games that are much larger with bigger and more deserving gameplay for every ones money. Snoopy is a good example in that it is only $10 while it has much more content to go by. I am not saying the $15 price is wrong for anything on there, I would gladly recommend Shadow Complex to anyone who owns the console.

Quote from: "Orta"
46 hours of Mass Effect 2. I think I did everything except the DLC. Holy shit this game is awesome. This generation has been around since 2006 and only in 2010 I got to play what I would consider two great games. The other is the one with that crazy witch everybody here seems to hate.

Bullet Witch?  :twisted:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 03, 2010, 11:46:27 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Playing through the Halo trilogy in a row before Halo Reach comes out (next month).

I am about half way through Halo, and I have to say I am kind of just now 'getting' the game. I mean, I always liked it enough, but now I am just really really starting to understand just why it is considered one of the best ever. The only thing that does not really hold up today is the graphics, everything else is outstanding enough to be considered great even if it was released just now. I had this same kind of revelation with Revenge of Shinobi, which I did not like growing up.

I am honestly not very excited to play Halo 2 though. While I think the multiplayer is better, the campaign is really not anywhere near as good and is generally just boring in comparison... Though it has been years, so a lot could be different now. Maybe.

As for Halo 3, I was thinking about maybe getting some people together to play through Legendary. It would be fun, that is for sure.

I just played the first two for the first time this year.  I actually liked the second one's campaign a lot more than the first game's.  The first one was fun and had an interesting story, but some of the levels were just huge repeating areas, that were really boring and tedious. The Library pops to mind.
I liked the fact that you played as the Arbiter in the second one too.


Tonight, I played through the first 3 worlds of Super Mario Bros. 3 with my girlfriend, and my best friend. Good times.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 05, 2010, 11:37:37 pm
I finally got around to playing some Ghostbusters after having it in the backlog pile for the last 8 months or so.  I've just finished the 4th chapter, and I'm having a good time with it.  The levels seem to drag a bit, but the whole Ghostbusters vibe (returning characters, little easter eggs in the levels, etc..) make up for any downsides.

I'm also around the halfway point in Final Fantasy VI on GBA.  Kefka is nuts.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on August 06, 2010, 05:41:14 pm
Finished Magna Carta 2 this afternoon. Sa-weet!

Ending was pretty cool. Final boss fight was a little cheap but easy enough.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on August 08, 2010, 06:19:45 pm
Beat the first two Halo games again and enjoy and appreciate them now so much more than I did before. Might play through the first one again this year on Heroic.

Quote from: "SOUP"
I just played the first two for the first time this year.  I actually liked the second one's campaign a lot more than the first game's.  The first one was fun and had an interesting story, but some of the levels were just huge repeating areas, that were really boring and tedious. The Library pops to mind.
I liked the fact that you played as the Arbiter in the second one too.

My main complaints with the second game's campaign is how much more boxed in the levels feel in comparison. Sure, you visit more areas, but the first has a very good lonesome and depressing setting with a heavy emphasis on exploring and the music that only helps push that. These are some major reasons why Ecco 1 is my favorite game. The Halo 2 feels more like any other action game to me, and I do not like most of the weapons, plus all of them that you can dual wield feel extremely useless to me, and when you use them you cannot use the grenades. Also I hated how in the second game there were sections you absolutely needed to use vehicles, in the first it was optional and would usually change the AI up in interesting ways.

The Arbiter is such an awesome character though, easily my favorite character from the series.

Other than that, I think the multiplayer is way better in Halo 2. The first game has a lot of great fun to it and great modes, but I think the second mostly expands on the best parts.

I am going to hold off on playing Halo 3 for right now, because I let my cousin borrow it for a bit. Thinking about giving Burning Rangers another go and writing a review for it on my site.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 08, 2010, 08:59:12 pm
How does Halo 3 stack up to the first two?
I'm mostly concerned with the campaign side of things.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on August 09, 2010, 03:37:18 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
How does Halo 3 stack up to the first two?
I'm mostly concerned with the campaign side of things.

I would rank Halo 3 under Halo 1 (although that may partly be nostalgia) but above Halo 2.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on August 09, 2010, 07:30:21 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
How does Halo 3 stack up to the first two?
I'm mostly concerned with the campaign side of things.
Halo 2 has the weakest campaign, though Halo 3 has the shortest I think.

Yes, Halo 3 is above 2 and below 1 in my opinion too.
But the MP totally makes up for it of course.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on August 09, 2010, 08:44:43 am
I've hardly played my 360 over the past few days, however I've been playing a lot of Floigan Bros. and Skies of Arcadia. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 09, 2010, 11:19:59 am
Thanks for the opinions guys.  Whenever I've got the spare cash, I'll probably pick up one of the new slim 360s.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on August 09, 2010, 02:04:03 pm
>slim

I hate every Tekken besides 3. But the Tekken 6 + Arcade Stick pack is at 60 euro. Anyone bought it and can say if it's worth it? A wireless Hori stick. I don't like wireless, but it seems a nice price..
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on August 09, 2010, 03:04:17 pm
Probably worth it for the stick alone, how much do they go for on their on?

Also, even if Tekken isn't something you enjoy that much, I heard that Tekken 6 has a pretty robust single player mode, so it might be fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on August 09, 2010, 03:43:11 pm
I can get a label-less stick for 40 to 60 euro. They are heavier, which is a good thing. But this one's a Hori and wireless. Hori sticks are 80+ euros usually.

It's the gameplay I don't like.. But I might give it another shot :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on August 09, 2010, 07:41:55 pm
Still playing Bioshock 2... I'm on the fourth level or something. I was expecting way more out of this... It may be my disappointment of the year.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on August 10, 2010, 02:30:17 am
Finished the first mission of Alpha Protocol in Saudi Arabia. I'm liking the game so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 11, 2010, 07:09:39 am
I downloaded Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game last night.

Awesome game. I'm a huge fan of the books, so I had pretty high hopes for this one.  The music's fantastic, the art style's great, and there are tons of references to old video games throughout.
I've got to see if I can manage to get 4 people together to play it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on August 12, 2010, 08:31:19 am
I finished Bioshock 2. Disappointing game, at least compared to the brilliance of the first. I was expecting a major [spoiler:2jrtvf41]"Would you kindly?" type of[/spoiler:2jrtvf41] plot twist but it didn't happen. I didn't check out the multiplayer, I don't have a gold account right now.

I might play Rent-a-Hero on the Xbox next. Or Prototype on the 360. I don't know.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 12, 2010, 11:29:45 pm
Just beat Scott Pilgrim.
It's pretty tough unless you've got other people to play through it with, or if you max out your stats.
I took the second road, and after a bit of grinding, I was able to breeze through the last bit pretty easily.  I think I might actually play through it a few more times with the other characters to unlock everything.

If you enjoy (the good) NES games, Metal Slug, and/or 16 beat-em ups (TMNT, SoR,etc..), definitely pick this up.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on August 13, 2010, 04:54:43 am
Played RE 5's special DLC episode Lost In Nightmares.

It rocked. It was pure fanservice for the original RE fans.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 19, 2010, 10:34:32 am
After not playing it for 5 years, I restarted Legend of Zelda: Four Sword Adventures, and played it through with my girlfriend.
After beating it, I can honestly say that as far as puzzles go, it's hands down the hardest Zelda game out there.
There were Water Temple-esque moments that popped up many, many times throughout. Mostly around the middle of the game too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on August 20, 2010, 05:10:27 pm
Finished the freeware game Broken Sword 2.5.

Most fun I've had in a while.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on August 21, 2010, 12:42:34 am
Orta received some copies of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and gave me one. I was never really a fan of the Tomb Raider series so I was not expecting anything in particular.

Well, the game is really fantastic. Seriously, it just blew me away. It is a puzzle adventure platformer game mixed in with a dual stick shooter and has excellent level design, controls and graphics (seriously looks like a launch window PlayStation 3 game) along with some really impressive replay value that can give you tons of unlockables. It is hard to really describe the game enough to do it any justice, but so far this is one of my favorite game of the year. Best of all is that it has online co-op coming up and multiple DLC packs, and they plan to make this a series to boot... Fantastic.

I think everyone here should at least try out the demo if they can.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: matty on August 24, 2010, 06:33:18 am
Trying to finish Deadly Premonition, you know, the 360's GOTY (http://http://www.destructoid.com/review-deadly-premonition-165168.phtml). But, not too quickly. Got to savor it like a rare piece of steak.

Actually, I just got War Tech (erm..Senko No Ronde), but it's another game where you have to spend a bajillion hours to actually get good at it. I just feel so burnt on games now. (hence me being here)
The only real time I have for them is when I'm playing my DS/PSP during the six hour gap at college. Eh... at least I can finally finish Half Minute Hero. Maybe.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on August 24, 2010, 09:21:48 am
I'm not playing it at the moment, but I was just thinking about Bayonetta and how goddamn amazing it is.

It's one of the few games of the current gen that I've played all the way through. Perfect gameplay length for somebody with a busy schedule. Of course, I have yet to unlock everything, but that might happen this weekend.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on August 27, 2010, 04:12:49 pm
After seeing Expendables (Which is the best movie ever), we went into the next-door Timezone Arcade and played Sega's Rambo machine a whole bunch. It was really fun, I love the way the gun has simulated kickbacka and everything. Classic Sega light gun shooting at it's finest.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on August 27, 2010, 05:10:12 pm
I just started playing Mafia 2, this game is disgustingly good so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 28, 2010, 09:55:13 pm
I beat Patchwork Heroes. Great little game. Highly recommended for anybody who owns a PSP.

I also beat Final Fantasy VI for the first time. It was pretty interesting to play after having recently gone through V and XIII.  Structurally it seemed to have more in common with XIII than any other FF title that I've played. Very structured first half, focused on getting to know the characters and gameplay mechanics.  Then game opens up in the middle, and you can do pretty much whatever you want with what you've picked up.  At first, I was a bit turned off by the huge amount of characters in it, but surprisingly got to enjoy pretty much all of them by the end of it.
Mog was pretty badass by the time I beat the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on August 29, 2010, 01:23:43 am
Started up Alpha Protocol today. I am pretty mixed on it, and in the first hour I was really hating it, but the game is certainly getting better the more I play. I am having a really hard time with trying to be sneaky though.

Too bad a sequel will not happen because a lot of potential was here, that is for sure.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on August 29, 2010, 11:31:30 am
I finished Arkham Asylum. Got all the interviews that mattered to me too. The game is at 69% in 3 days, not bad.. Might get into the rest of the riddles when I finish up other games.

I'm starting up PSO on the Dreamcast for the first time in my life.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on August 30, 2010, 03:58:55 am
Quote from: "crackdude"
I finished Arkham Asylum. Got all the interviews that mattered to me too. The game is at 69% in 3 days, not bad.. Might get into the rest of the riddles when I finish up other games.

I'm starting up PSO on the Dreamcast for the first time in my life.

PSO offline is pretty rubbish. Just letting you know so you don't get your hopes up. I played it offline years ago and didn't like it much, never played online though.

As for me, I spent all weekend playing Mafia 2. I love the game to bits.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: ribbitking17 on August 30, 2010, 04:16:02 am
I just got done playing through sonic unleashed for the first time. Werehog stages are not that bad, they are just not what i wanted to do at all. Eggmanland is very very hard
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on August 30, 2010, 09:16:58 am
Quote from: "ribbitking17"
I just got done playing through sonic unleashed for the first time. Werehog stages are not that bad, they are just not what i wanted to do at all. Eggmanland is very very hard

Those pipe balancing bits were the worst.

I just beat Metroid: Zero Mission.  All the little quirks in the first Metroid (not being able to shoot at something right at your feet, save system, etc...) kept me from wanting to put much time into it.  I figured this was the best way to go to experience the first story.
Very solid game. I only got really lost once, which is usually what keeps me from beating some of the other Metroid games I've tried out.  The post-Mother Brain section of it was a nice change of pace.

After beating it, I figured I should finally give Super Metroid a shot, and downloaded it to my Wii.  Hopefully I can get through it before I get around to picking up Other M.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on September 01, 2010, 08:33:35 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "crackdude"

I'm starting up PSO on the Dreamcast for the first time in my life.

PSO offline is pretty rubbish. Just letting you know so you don't get your hopes up. I played it offline years ago and didn't like it much, never played online though.

During the Dreamcast 100 (http://http://dreamcast100.blogspot.com/) I wrote this about PSO and how it feels to play offline:

Nowadays, booting up PSO and playing a game is akin to returning to your grade school on a Sunday as an adult. The whole place is empty and everything seems smaller than you remembered it. The lobbies are no more and my collection of guild cards are useless. Still, I have the good memories.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on September 01, 2010, 10:28:47 am
Well it is pretty fun. But I do wonder if there is any way at all to trick the console in to playing it on LAN or something..

Also, can I get the download quests somehow?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 01, 2010, 11:40:16 am
Quote from: "crackdude"
Well it is pretty fun. But I do wonder if there is any way at all to trick the console in to playing it on LAN or something..

Also, can I get the download quests somehow?

It works with the Broadband Adaptor in the Dreamcast.
If you've got a dialup modem in your Dreamcast, there is a way to run it through your computer that's hooked up to a network connection.  I'll see if I can find a walkthrough for it.

In the meantime, check this site out:
http://dreamcast.onlineconsoles.com/phpBB2/portal.php (http://dreamcast.onlineconsoles.com/phpBB2/portal.php)

It's full of tips, and even dlc for online Dreamcast games.

The DLC is found here:
http://dreamcast.onlineconsoles.com/php ... ontent.php (http://dreamcast.onlineconsoles.com/phpBB2/downloads_officialcontent.php)

They've got the PSO downloadable quests on there.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on September 01, 2010, 11:54:36 am
Wow Soup thanks a lot!
I'll happily look into that. Thanks!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 01, 2010, 01:48:47 pm
@crackdude:
No problem :).
I stumbled on this site when I was looking for the extra tracks in Samba De Amigo 2000.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 01, 2010, 03:22:40 pm
I've been playing Rugby League Live a bit recently (Since i don't play big story-heavy games on weeknights usually, meaning Mafia 2 is waiting for Friday/saturday). I got the game through work, and while at first I hated it, I'm starting to get the hang of it. I'm not really a Rugby fan at all, so it's especially diffficult for me to get my head around it.

Apart from the NRL teams, they also included the Super League, World Cup teams and miscellaneous stuff like City vs Country, State of Origin and All-Stars teams. Pretty nice selection overall.

I haven't tried out the 'Create a team' mode, but I want to make a Sega All Stars team. Segata Sanshiro will be captain, and i'll include Kazuma, Ryo etc.  Any suggestions on characters to include and where to place them on the team?

Max from Streets of Rage 2 and Wolf and Jeffry from VF as Front-Rowers I think.

(Sadly the create a character mode is really, REALLY limited so they will look NOTHING like they should)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on September 02, 2010, 07:40:25 am
Shining Force on my iPod Touch

Vanquish demo on the 360

Rush Rush Rally Racing on the ol' DC.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on September 02, 2010, 10:05:41 am
On the Saturn:  Dragon Force and Virtual On with Twin Sticks.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 02, 2010, 10:16:44 am
Uncharted 2 Online, recently.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: matty on September 02, 2010, 12:48:42 pm
Dead Rising 2: Case ZERO.

I only played the first game on the Wii, so this is taking some getting used to. It's definitely worth the 5 bucks if you enjoyed the first game at all. You're under time restraint still, but since you're in a more open area as opposed to narrow halls in the mall it makes walking around more convenient (not really easier, since, you know, zombies :P).
That little human girl is one ugly little mother, though. Seriously, she creeps me out more than the zombies do. She looks like an even smaller Mickey Rooney.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 02, 2010, 03:36:37 pm
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
On the Saturn:  Dragon Force and Virtual On with Twin Sticks.


Ohh Dragon Force, what is that like?
I bought it for Saturn a while ago now and haven't had a chance to give it the playtime it deserves. I should make a point to play it this year (and Panzer Dragoon Saga).

Quote from: "matty"
I only played the first game on the Wii, so this is taking some getting used to. It's definitely worth the 5 bucks if you enjoyed the first game at all. You're under time restraint still, but since you're in a more open area as opposed to narrow halls in the mall it makes walking around more convenient (not really easier, since, you know, zombies :P).
That little human girl is one ugly little mother, though. Seriously, she creeps me out more than the zombies do. She looks like an even smaller Mickey Rooney.

What was it like on Wii? I loved the game on 360, but heard the Wii version was really really bad. Glad you liked it either way, and hopefully that will mean DR2 will be even better for you! I know I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 02, 2010, 09:04:25 pm
More Valkyria Chronicles II :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on September 03, 2010, 09:52:59 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
On the Saturn:  Dragon Force and Virtual On with Twin Sticks.


Ohh Dragon Force, what is that like?
I bought it for Saturn a while ago now and haven't had a chance to give it the playtime it deserves. I should make a point to play it this year (and Panzer Dragoon Saga).

It's an awesome game.  You should start up a campaign.   Also very advanced for the Saturn, having up to 200 troops on the screen at 1 time.  This is my second time owning the game, and there are 8 different campaigns and I only did 1.   The localization has some of working Designs' corny humor, but it's really fun figuring out which battle formation to use, and capturing enemy generals.  Highly recommended.  Easily in the top 5 Saturn games.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 03, 2010, 05:39:33 pm
Awesome stuff! I'll try to get onto it after Mafia 2, which I'm still playing through. How long do the campaigns take roughly?


As for Mafia, I think the story is just as good or even better than the first game. The missions are as strong as ever, throwing in new complications and really unexpected stuff the whole way through the game. I really hope there is some kind of free-ride extreme mode afterwards like in the original.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 03, 2010, 08:19:19 pm
Uncharted 2 double cash weekend ;3
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on September 04, 2010, 09:03:28 am
Went to an arcade last night for a birthday party. I gamed it up hardcore, yo. I played Daytona USA and attempted all the little tricks, like the slots machine. Then I played a bit of HotD 2, 3 and 4. They had this sweet setup with two HotD4 machines back to back, and next to them were a HotD2 and Hotd3 machines back to back. Tried to play VF4 but the machine was under maintenance. Played Ghost Squad and Let's Go Jungle with the GF. Oh, and I played Crazy Taxi and got a class B license. F-you, I play arcade games that I own at home. ;)

It's awesome to see SEGA dominate an arcade with machines.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on September 05, 2010, 07:46:07 am
^Note to self: must find that place.

I have some games on my back log but for some reason I've been on a Halo craze lately, unlocking a number of achievements in both Halo 3 and ODST. I even got the 1000 points in ODST, after a few months of having my count at 950 points.

Reach Reach Reach :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on September 07, 2010, 03:06:08 pm
I did two more Halo 3 achievements. I don't think I'll be able to do any more unless I cheat and do that language filter thing.

Started and finished Lara Croft and her tribal friend. Pretty nice game, I wouldn't have played it if I didn't get a free code for it. It could totally have a physical release.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on September 07, 2010, 05:05:23 pm
What does that have to do with this thread? lolol

I've been playing PSO, enjoying it.
Getting back into Gran Turismo too. I'm sad the new Honda CR-Z won't be in GT5. I want that car in real life... maybe in 3 or 4 years, Fiat Punto will do for now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 08, 2010, 05:58:41 am
I've finished Mafia 2. Brilliant, brilliant game. I loved it to bits, one of my favourite this gen.

Now I'm playing Dead Rising Case Zero, cool game for only 400 points! It's short, but lots of fun. This weekend I might start something more substantial, but not sure what.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 10, 2010, 02:12:41 pm
Just Cause 2 still, I'm about 20 hours in and have finished the campaign.

I was expecting Resident Evil 5 Gold edition in the post today, although I won't be starting it until next week as I have playstation move starter kit and nav controller pre-ordered.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on September 10, 2010, 03:08:15 pm
Sonic Adventure, Rent-A-Hero, Rayman 2, Space Channel 5 (best ending ever), Cool Cool Toon, 18 Wheeler, Zombie Revenge, Sonic Adventure 2,  Tokyo Bus Guide, Ecco, Super Magnetic Neo, Tech Romancer, Capcom vs. SNK, Last Blade 2, SEGA Rally 2, Star Wars Demolition, Rush Rush Rally Racing and Samba de Amigo
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Centrale on September 10, 2010, 07:35:41 pm
Man, I remember getting pretty much nowhere in DC Ecco.  It was beautiful but I got stuck really early on.

Edit:  finally got that damn Pico off my sidebar.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on September 10, 2010, 08:26:06 pm
Quote from: "Centrale"
Man, I remember getting pretty much nowhere in DC Ecco.  It was beautiful but I got stuck really early on.

Edit:  finally got that damn Pico off my sidebar.
Congratulations!

... I never understood Ecco.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on September 10, 2010, 09:13:03 pm
Finishing up my second playthrough of Alpha Protocol and then I was going to finally get the last two achievements in Viking: Battle for Asgard. Not the best games ever, but I had a lot of fun with them, especially Viking.

I randomly started playing Super Mario RPG on the Super Nintendo. I have tried it out before, but was always hugely turned off by the music and terrible-looking art. The gameplay is actually really fun and I think I might play try to play through it some other time later in the year.

Halo Reach comes out in 3 days and I am getting a code for Sonic Adventure on the XBLA the day after, so I will be backed up with awesome games next week. It will be marvelous.

Quote from: "crackdude"
... I never understood Ecco.

I never understood Soccer/Football.   8-)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on September 10, 2010, 09:34:50 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "crackdude"
... I never understood Ecco.

I never understood Soccer/Football.   8-)
Well I be damned  :afroman:


I'm going on vacation this week. Hitting up Algarve. I think I'll take my DC with me. Get some SA on..
I'm getting SA2 next week. I'm excited.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 11, 2010, 03:09:40 am
How weird, I just got back from Albufeira 2 days ago. It's a shame that it's full of horrible bald headed loud English people that make me ashamed to be from the same country.
Last time I was in the algarve I had rented a car so I could visit Lagos, silves etc and get away from them!

More Just Cause 2, popped in my Modnation disc and saw that my mods are averaging around 30 downloads each, with Sonic almost hitting 70.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 11, 2010, 10:53:43 pm
Been playing R.U.S.E. and Mafia 2: Jimmy's Vendetta.

R.U.S.E. is really good so far, an interesting take on WWII strategy. Finding it kinda difficult at some points, but I feel once I get the hang of it i'll really like it. Haven't tried playing online yet.

Jimmy's Vendetta is really awesome, sort of the equivalent to 'Free Ride Extreme' in the first game. It's basically just a really bare-bones storyline with a bunch of action-packed and really difficult missions to do. Very different style to the full game, but very fun to play after finishing the storyline. Would be great if they made Free Ride Extreme again, complete with the batshit insane missions the first game had like chasing invisible men, saving women from Sea Monsters and escaping a blitzkrieg attack in a Model T Ford.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 12, 2010, 09:16:53 pm
Today was my day off, so I played Valkyria Chronicles 2 until the PSP battery died.
Since that point it's been all about Super Metroid.  I got up to Ridley but can't seem to beat it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on September 13, 2010, 07:27:29 am
Sega Bass Fishing and Sega Marine Fishing.

Holy holy shit are these games awesome! I had rented them years ago but only used the standard controller. Having just played them this week with the fishing controller, I can now say I found the best game to play while enjoying a beer. The fact that you get a prize for every fish you catch is genius.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 14, 2010, 01:16:53 am
Valkyria Chronicles II, LittlebigPlanet and Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 14, 2010, 07:31:27 am
Although I wasn't planning on it, I picked up Halo Reach this morning.
It's pretty great, the singleplayer is much tighter than the other games and you don't just walk around corridors shooting aliens speaking English.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 14, 2010, 03:33:32 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Although I wasn't planning on it, I picked up Halo Reach this morning.
It's pretty great, the singleplayer is much tighter than the other games and you don't just walk around corridors shooting aliens speaking English.

Halo has never been about 'walking around corridors'. All the games have featured big and interesting maps (Even the first game, despite it's corridors at the end, had some really great levels).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 14, 2010, 10:15:57 pm
Just beat Super Metroid for the first time. Thankfully the last boss was easier than Ridley.
Now I'll finally get around to playing that copy of Other M that's been sitting on the shelf since it came out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 15, 2010, 01:57:56 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Although I wasn't planning on it, I picked up Halo Reach this morning.
It's pretty great, the singleplayer is much tighter than the other games and you don't just walk around corridors shooting aliens speaking English.

Halo has never been about 'walking around corridors'. All the games have featured big and interesting maps (Even the first game, despite it's corridors at the end, had some really great levels).


I wonder why I only really remember walking through corridors from the first two games, I do recall Halo 3 being a lot more open though.

Anyway, I've played some more and am really enjoying the campaign, it has a far better single-player than BFBC2 and it looks fantastic; even if it does seem sub-hd.

I also found that Firefight supports matchmaking and have been having a blast (pun very much intended) playing the mode with rocket launchers and jet packs.

I hope that I get into the multiplayer on this one, I played a couple of matches yesterday and had a lot of fun. I think earning credits gives a good sense of progression and will keep me coming back.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on September 16, 2010, 12:54:19 pm
I just got 8 Dreamcast games from JJGames. man, I'm so happy! here are the games I got (and played them recently):

Tokyo Xtreme Racer
Dead or Alive 2
Sega Rally 2 Championship
Test Drive 6
Sega GT
Test Drive Le Mans
World Series Baseball 2K2
Speed Devils

Man, aren't I lucky? I'm starting to bring the Dreamcast back from the dead  :mrgreen:!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 16, 2010, 01:18:54 pm
Completed the Halo: Reach campaign earlier on Normal and immediately started again on Legendary.

Move comes out tomorrow so will be picking it up, assuming there are enough in stock to fulfill my pre-order.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 16, 2010, 03:21:50 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Although I wasn't planning on it, I picked up Halo Reach this morning.
It's pretty great, the singleplayer is much tighter than the other games and you don't just walk around corridors shooting aliens speaking English.

Halo has never been about 'walking around corridors'. All the games have featured big and interesting maps (Even the first game, despite it's corridors at the end, had some really great levels).


I wonder why I only really remember walking through corridors from the first two games, I do recall Halo 3 being a lot more open though.

There were a number of corridor levels, but I always remembered the open areas in Halo 1 and 2 the most. Like the Silent Cartographer or Rolling Thunder in Halo 1 for example.


Anyway, I played a bit of Reach too, really loved it. Firefight is an absolute ball. The matchmaking is great too, theres so many options it's mind boggling.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on September 16, 2010, 03:50:30 pm
This weekend is "Free Gold Weekend", so I might be playing some games with my old XBL friends this weekend.

Otherwise, all I've been playing is Shining Force EXA. ^__^
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Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on September 16, 2010, 04:41:53 pm
Well, I'm playing FC2, seeing as how earning more trophies are a lot challenging than I expected >_>....
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on September 16, 2010, 07:02:31 pm
Halo Reach's story was awesome. Kind of took me by surprise just how much I cared about the characters at the end of the game, even though the setting is so short and all.

Great campaign. Not sure if I can say it was the best in the series, but a lot of things really impressed me. Especially the AI. Seriously that might be the smartest AI I have ever seen in a game to date. Sometimes they were just so overwhelming that I had to run out of the area and either fight them a new way or leave the area altogether. Playing Firefight by myself too, had an absolute blast, might be the best "Horde mode" like thing yet. I am going to be playing the shit out of this game for a very, very long time.

Also playing Sonic Adventure on the XBLA. Going to try and get all of the achievements if possible. The leaderboard stuff is great man, weekly leaderboards too? WTF, even most retail games do not have that.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on September 17, 2010, 04:11:02 am
I'm up to level seven in Halo: Reach. This game is good, but it's lacking something. I'm yet to see a memorable moment.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 17, 2010, 11:06:28 am
Played a bit more Metroid: Other M last night.
The controls are pretty odd, but I'm getting used to them.  Not bad, just different than pretty much any 3D game out there.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 17, 2010, 01:52:45 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Halo Reach's story was awesome. Kind of took me by surprise just how much I cared about the characters at the end of the game, even though the setting is so short and all.

Great campaign. Not sure if I can say it was the best in the series, but a lot of things really impressed me. Especially the AI. Seriously that might be the smartest AI I have ever seen in a game to date. Sometimes they were just so overwhelming that I had to run out of the area and either fight them a new way or leave the area altogether. Playing Firefight by myself too, had an absolute blast, might be the best "Horde mode" like thing yet. I am going to be playing the shit out of this game for a very, very long time.

Also playing Sonic Adventure on the XBLA. Going to try and get all of the achievements if possible. The leaderboard stuff is great man, weekly leaderboards too? WTF, even most retail games do not have that.

You should try Firefight matchmaking, it is awesome!
If your gold membership has ran out I have a 2 day pass that I can give you the code to to try it.

I've been mostly playing with my new PS move kit- impressions in the Motion control wars hate fest topic.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on September 17, 2010, 04:31:13 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
If your gold membership has ran out I have a 2 day pass that I can give you the code to to try it.
Gold is free this weekend... :P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on September 18, 2010, 04:40:25 am
Finished Halo: Reach. It got better in the later levels but it still felt that something was lacking. Very good campaign overall, I started a solo Legendary run and I'm already regretting it. >.>

[spoiler:199crod7]I like it how you can drive every damn forklift in the game. :lol:[/spoiler:199crod7]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on September 18, 2010, 07:29:40 pm
Played a bunch of different matchmaking modes in Halo Reach. HOOOOOOOOOOOLY SHIT it was amazing. This is easily my GOTY already and probably my favorite Halo game too. Once the free Gold weekend is up I am going to try and beat the campaign on Heroic. I was thinking I should try to beat Orta in a Legendary run, but lol the hardest difficulty on this makes Bayonetta look like some silly kids game in comparison almost.

And still having great fun in Sonic Adventure on the XBLA. I kind of forgot how great this game was, and I think that the years of me playing new kinds of experiences I never had prior has kind of skewed my judgment on it, making me harsher on it than I should have ever been. Best 3D Sonic for sure, but the DX extras and changes really piss me off something fierce.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on September 18, 2010, 08:48:12 pm
Played SA on XBLA this morning. Completed the Sonic story. Solid little tale. I appreciate that they touched on (nearly) all of the trademark levels found in the classics. Final Egg is a great level, and the final Eggman fight is a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 18, 2010, 09:39:20 pm
Got God of War III. But I think I want to get through II. My cousin borrowed it though. So, now I play the wait game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 19, 2010, 10:01:56 am
Quote from: "George"
Got God of War III. But I think I want to get through II. My cousin borrowed it though. So, now I play the wait game.

The second game was really good. I enjoyed it a lot more than the first game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 19, 2010, 06:59:20 pm
Yeah going to go pick up God of War Collection right now. Just going to burst through his door and scowl.
(http://http://mimg.ugo.com/200902/19253/cuts/4_288x288.jpg)
"Scowl cannot express my feelings correctly. Scowl harder!"
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on September 19, 2010, 07:09:18 pm
Recently played through Ghostbusters, I was quite impressed at how well they got the dialogue down, it really does feel like Ghostbusters 3. The gameplay itself did not really blow me away, but I think in the end it was an okay game, kind of disappointed that the bosses get significantly worse, which was a real shame. Overall though I thought it was an alright purchase.

Also completed Yakuza 3 again. I really love some of the additions they put in this game (Shame a few things were taken out, glad to see they returned in Yakuza 4 though!) and it's just a really fun experience overall. Wish the ultimate battle mode had more variation in fights and more "stages" in the game but I'm saying this after getting through it like my, what, fifth attempt? So no biggie. Probably would have been the Game of the Year if Yakuza 4 did not happen for me, ah well I guess it can hold onto GOTY title in 2009 still!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on September 19, 2010, 07:34:37 pm
Been playing MvC2 on XBLA. It's fun to see how all of these people I recognize have improved since I stopped playing. =)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sieghardt on September 19, 2010, 09:03:08 pm
Almost Finished with Another Century's Episode R on Extra Hard, I'll be a little sad to be done with it
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on September 20, 2010, 10:05:50 am
While I still haven't played the Sonic Adv. XBLA game, I decided to boot up my Dreamcast and decide to play the original Sonic Adv. on Dreamcast.

Still looks solid as ever.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on September 20, 2010, 11:52:35 am
Im playing Bayonetta :) ... Im quite enjoying it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on September 20, 2010, 03:09:52 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Played a bunch of different matchmaking modes in Halo Reach. HOOOOOOOOOOOLY SHIT it was amazing. This is easily my GOTY already and probably my favorite Halo game too. Once the free Gold weekend is up I am going to try and beat the campaign on Heroic. I was thinking I should try to beat Orta in a Legendary run, but lol the hardest difficulty on this makes Bayonetta look like some silly kids game in comparison almost.

It was slightly harder than Bayonetta's hard mode. Infinite Climax makes Noble Team cry.  So yeah, as Sanus said I've been playing the campaign in Reach. I have 940 gamerpoints in the game which is quite insane (I have the game since Thursday night). Now I will play online, I'm trying to score my last avatar award in Waypoint.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on September 21, 2010, 02:32:18 pm
....Been playing Uncharted 2 :D
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on September 22, 2010, 05:05:27 am
My 'cats knows how to picks 'em. x3

I got all of the achievements in Sonic Adventure on the XBLA. Yeah, in less than a week. Seems kind of bad that took me maybe a year to do back in the day. Also proves I played the game way too much.

Going to get Xbox Live to play more of Halo Reach instead of getting any other games. Next game I will probably get is Vanquish.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on September 22, 2010, 09:04:06 am
I earned me my Sonic Adventure avatar award shirt. I completed Knuckles story in under an hour, and each stage took less than 2 minutes to complete. I forgot how quick the other character stories are compared to Sonic! Like Sanus, it look me way longer to complete the game back in the day. :P Still, well worth the 800msp
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on September 22, 2010, 11:03:37 am
Phantasy Star Portable 2.  Anyone else playing this?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 22, 2010, 10:47:56 pm
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
Phantasy Star Portable 2.  Anyone else playing this?
Is it any good?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on September 23, 2010, 12:00:34 am
It's a bit of a letdown.  To me it feels a lot like the first one, but the story is a little better.  maybe now I'm excited for PSO2, I don't know.  I'm buying my dad's house, so I' moving in a month.  I packed up all the consoles except the PS3 (for when Netflix movies come in the mail) and the DS and PSP.  I've also got a PSP go coming in the mail, so I don't want to get too far in it and have to start over again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 23, 2010, 05:34:22 am
Playing R.U.S.E.

Bloody hard game at some points, I just finished the Bastogne campaign I think, the single player is pretty good. Haven't played a great deal of multiplayer yet, but it's pretty fun. Can be a bit slow paced though, but that might just be the people I'm playing against.

Will be starting Yakuza 3 tomorrow night!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 23, 2010, 05:46:18 am
More firefight with my friends on Halo: Reach, my friend Joe has the game now too- although instead of being focused on defeating the covenant we were too busy talking about his interview for Google.

I have also bought Sonic Adventure on PSN but haven't had the chance to play it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 23, 2010, 10:17:15 am
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
It's a bit of a letdown.  To me it feels a lot like the first one, but the story is a little better.  maybe now I'm excited for PSO2, I don't know.  I'm buying my dad's house, so I' moving in a month.  I packed up all the consoles except the PS3 (for when Netflix movies come in the mail) and the DS and PSP.  I've also got a PSP go coming in the mail, so I don't want to get too far in it and have to start over again.

Sounds cool. I'll probably pick it up whenever the price drops a bit on PSN.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on September 23, 2010, 10:45:35 am
I was just thinking about pricing on PSN when I bought Valkyria 2 and PSP2.  They were $40.00 each for download titles.  There's no competition, and no other way to buy the games if you have the PSP Go.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 23, 2010, 09:59:27 pm
It's usually the best price around here.
A lot of the time, the MSRP in Canada is a bit higher than in the United States, because the dollar isn't worth quite as much.
Usually, you'd be looking at paying $5 more for a PSP/DS game, and $10 more for first party Wii games.

On the PSN though, they've got the same prices as the American store, so it's usually a great deal.  That, and the games go on sale pretty often.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 24, 2010, 12:45:38 pm
I just beat Metroid: Other M.  The post ending sequence was pretty fun. Brought back some memories from Zero Mission.

Overall, I'd probably give the game a solid 7.5/8.  The story is actually really good, but the voice acting can be a bit bland at times.  The controls took a while to get used to (using a D-pad to move around in a 3D environment is something I can't really remember a game past the PSOne doing), but it really does work with the way the levels are layed out.  I'd be interested in seeing what they could do in a sequel.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on September 24, 2010, 03:06:03 pm
Just beat Shining Force EXA last night. The ending is something of an RPG equivalent to a "CONGLATURATION ! ! !" (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCO35b47wUQ) screen. xD But that's okay, it strangely doesn't bother me all that much.

Then I went to the new area of the world I unlocked after completing the story, only to be destroyed by the very first enemy. =P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: matty on September 25, 2010, 02:13:20 am
Etrian Odyssey III. Not sure if (m)any of you guys play dungeon crawlers on the DS, but I'll say this; it's my favorite gaming series ever.
Don't believe me? You might want to watch this (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB_PVPyn6n8).

Meanwhile, I just finished Deadly Premonition. This is currently my personal pick for Game of The Year.
Don't believe me? You'll definitely want to watch this (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa19-c1R_Qg).

Other than that, I'm slipping in some time for [s:2olm0h5v]War Tech[/s:2olm0h5v] Senko No Ronde. Not a brilliant game, but still very underrated. If you really enjoy Virtual On I think you might enjoy Senko.
Don't believe me? That's your problem, bub!  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 26, 2010, 10:28:05 pm
Having recently played through Metroid: Zero Mission, Super Metroid, and Metroid: Other M, I'm onto Metroid Fusion.

So far, it's shaping up to be my favourite of the bunch.  It's pretty cool to see all the cut-scene bits referring to characters and events that were the big focus of Other M.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 27, 2010, 11:31:36 am
I'm now on the 7th mission on my legendary playthrough of Halo: Reach, it's extremely hard in places!

I've also been playing Sonic Adventure on the psn and now the nostalgia has worn off I'm thinking that it has aged very badly compared to any good 2d game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on September 27, 2010, 08:22:20 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I've also been playing Sonic Adventure on the psn and now the nostalgia has worn off I'm thinking that it has aged very badly compared to any good 2d game.
Strange that nostalgia would wear off instead of grow stronger over time.

Well, I've completed Shining Force EXA 100% now. Boy, was that last mansion fun. ^__^ Overall, I really enjoyed playing this game, despite what flaws it had.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 27, 2010, 09:24:43 pm
I beat God of War II this morning, most of the issues was figuring out the past powers I had (I have not played it in months and was like half way through). After I got the hang of it, it was easy.

Started God of War III. I already got to the part where you kill [spoiler:civ8gg21]Hercules.[/spoiler:civ8gg21] What is up with the change in the QTE buttons? Why are they are random sides of the screen, 1/4ths in size of the originals? I swear, I have died in like 30 QTE scenes.

Bosses are way too easy.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 27, 2010, 11:04:49 pm
Quote from: "George"
I beat God of War II this morning, most of the issues was figuring out the past powers I had (I have not played it in months and was like half way through). After I got the hang of it, it was easy.

Started God of War III. I already got to the part where you kill [spoiler:m4ht52xy]Hercules.[/spoiler:m4ht52xy] What is up with the change in the QTE buttons? Why are they are random sides of the screen, 1/4ths in size of the originals? I swear, I have died in like 30 QTE scenes.

Bosses are way too easy.

The QTE buttons are positioned on the screen in the same orientation as they are on the controller. It's meant to make it easier, ie: Triangle at the top of the screen, Circle on the right, etc....
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 27, 2010, 11:44:51 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "George"
I beat God of War II this morning, most of the issues was figuring out the past powers I had (I have not played it in months and was like half way through). After I got the hang of it, it was easy.

Started God of War III. I already got to the part where you kill [spoiler:3smz8nds]Hercules.[/spoiler:3smz8nds] What is up with the change in the QTE buttons? Why are they are random sides of the screen, 1/4ths in size of the originals? I swear, I have died in like 30 QTE scenes.

Bosses are way too easy.

The QTE buttons are positioned on the screen in the same orientation as they are on the controller. It's meant to make it easier, ie: Triangle at the top of the screen, Circle on the right, etc....
I see, I liked the first one better, having them big in the middle. The issue is that I sit a bit close to the TV when I play and I don't notice them in the corners. Especially since they come out Gold, instead of Pink, Blue etc.

Graphics are incredible in most parts, very detailed. The boss kills are brutal.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 28, 2010, 08:47:33 am
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that [spoiler:tmobcjss]Hercules[/spoiler:tmobcjss] had the most brutal death in the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 28, 2010, 12:10:59 pm
Quote from: "fluffymoochicken"
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I've also been playing Sonic Adventure on the psn and now the nostalgia has worn off I'm thinking that it has aged very badly compared to any good 2d game.
Strange that nostalgia would wear off instead of grow stronger over time.

Well, I've completed Shining Force EXA 100% now. Boy, was that last mansion fun. ^__^ Overall, I really enjoyed playing this game, despite what flaws it had.

Yeah, after about 20 minutes of playing I just started to think; wow this isn't as good as I remember- all the cut scenes are awkward, the levels don't control very well and the action stages serve no purpose.

I still enjoy it but not as much as I hoped I would.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 28, 2010, 03:20:56 pm
Yakuza 3.

It's quite awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on September 28, 2010, 04:06:46 pm
Quote from: "fluffymoochicken"
Just beat Shining Force EXA last night. The ending is something of an RPG equivalent to a "CONGLATURATION ! ! !" (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCO35b47wUQ) screen. xD But that's okay, it strangely doesn't bother me all that much.

Then I went to the new area of the world I unlocked after completing the story, only to be destroyed by the very first enemy. =P

I love Shining Force EXA, I think it's a very fun action RPG.
I'm currently playing Blade Kitten for the second time. I had such a blast on my first playthrough so I'm running through it again trying to find more treasure chests and unlock more costumes!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on September 28, 2010, 06:38:54 pm
Was thinking long and hard about remaking the entirety of Station Square in Halo Reach's Forge World, but it seems stupidly hard and I doubt many people would care. There is also a big issue of it not looking anything like the real thing so it would kind of be pointless...

(http://http://info.sonicretro.org/images/e/e6/Stationsquare_map.png)

Just with this a lot of ideas came up, like if you turned the section where Tails got his anklet into a room with windows for sniping, or how just adding basic features like rooftops adds entire new dimensions to how it would all work, there is a kind of surprising amount of cool things that could turn out of it. Unfortunately it seems way too hard and unnecessary. Guess I will stick to a full complete remake of Kamurocho instead!

Also started up a new character file in Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution, have not really gotten into this game for years and while I do not really like the music, overall this is just a more enjoyable experience than Virtua Fighter 5 vanilla I think, probably because Yu Suzuki was not on board for that!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on September 28, 2010, 07:58:15 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Yakuza 3.

It's quite awesome.

(http://http://www.languagetrainers.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/thumbsup_arniesmall.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on September 28, 2010, 10:04:38 pm
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
I love Shining Force EXA, I think it's a very fun action RPG.
You're right, it is a very fun action RPG! ^___^

However, that ending sure was.... abrupt. xD Anti-climaxes ftw?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on September 29, 2010, 02:38:51 am
Quote from: "fluffymoochicken"
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
I love Shining Force EXA, I think it's a very fun action RPG.
You're right, it is a very fun action RPG! ^___^

However, that ending sure was.... abrupt. xD Anti-climaxes ftw?

Yeah, I agree the game kinda ends a little too quickly. I did enjoy the rest of the story however.  :mrgreen:

Oh, I'm also currently playing Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 29, 2010, 02:45:23 am
I beat God of War III. Er, a bit on the edge about the ending. [spoiler:ibsjweov]I'm tired of having to do a big mission, to get a stupid item that you don't even use. Really, did you need the power to kill a God like Aries? He had no issue killing the other ones without it.[/spoiler:ibsjweov]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on September 29, 2010, 07:03:03 am
Quote from: "George"
I beat God of War III. Er, a bit on the edge about the ending. [spoiler:3dj6c79y]I'm tired of having to do a big mission, to get a stupid item that you don't even use. Really, did you need the power to kill a God like Aries? He had no issue killing the other ones without it.[/spoiler:3dj6c79y]

Well, if you pay attention to the ending you'll see that Kratos had that power all along and that is how he was able to defeat them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on September 29, 2010, 01:37:00 pm
Yeah, I got that. But still, odd that he did not question it. Like "GO GET THIS"

"WAIT HOW HAVE I BEEN KILLING GODS ALL ALONG!?"
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on September 30, 2010, 06:00:21 am
I'm at the last checkpoint for  Exodus in Halo Reach on legendary.
Pretty damn tricky but I'll persevere and get through it.

I have 6 real life friends that own the game now so we can all play as one team in the invasion matches (basically Rush from Battlefield Bad Company but with aliens and jet packs)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on September 30, 2010, 06:05:51 am
Played through Contra: Shattered Soldier after BrainHex told me that I'm a "Conquerer" type of gamer. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on September 30, 2010, 03:35:38 pm
Up to 'War Begins' in Yakuza 3, just got back to Kamurocho.

I thought that fat dude in the Nishiki Clan was Shimano from the first game for a while. The Yakuza in the Chinese restaraunt looked really familiar too. Is he modeled after a real actor?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on September 30, 2010, 06:54:08 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Up to 'War Begins' in Yakuza 3, just got back to Kamurocho.

I thought that fat dude in the Nishiki Clan was Shimano from the first game for a while. The Yakuza in the Chinese restaraunt looked really familiar too. Is he modeled after a real actor?

He (Goh Hamazaki) is probably reminding you of Stallone! At least that's what I thought haha!

Also Shimano [spoiler:b0b02why]dies in Yakuza 1, how could you forget that? Plus he was a really really tall.[/spoiler:b0b02why]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on September 30, 2010, 10:08:40 pm
I've been playing Mega Man Legends on the Playstation, and went back to The World Ends With You on the DS.
Both games I started a long time ago, but never got around to finishing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on October 01, 2010, 04:28:29 pm
Ish playing Killzone 2. I just quickly rose up from Private to Captain. I even have like 686 kills in only 414 deaths. Aawesome :P.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 01, 2010, 05:12:49 pm
Quote from: "Aki-at"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Up to 'War Begins' in Yakuza 3, just got back to Kamurocho.

I thought that fat dude in the Nishiki Clan was Shimano from the first game for a while. The Yakuza in the Chinese restaraunt looked really familiar too. Is he modeled after a real actor?

He (Goh Hamazaki) is probably reminding you of Stallone! At least that's what I thought haha!

Also Shimano [spoiler:1ieyv6w6]dies in Yakuza 1, how could you forget that? Plus he was a really really tall.[/spoiler:1ieyv6w6]

I thought that was the case with Shimano, but I wasn't sure. He just looked similar since he was bald and fat, my first instinct was "shimano?", then I quickly realised it couldn't be him.

Goh looks a little like his voice actor actually.
(http://http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:nLa6ux5gRdN8vM:http://images1.asianmediawiki.com/images/thumb/2/2e/George_Takahashi.jpg/250px-George_Takahashi.jpg&t=1)
And yeah, he does a bit of Stolloneyness in him!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on October 01, 2010, 05:20:09 pm
I'm playing Resident Evil 4 and Sonic Unleashed(PS3)

I really do love Sonic Unleashed, one of my favorite games in the series as well as one of my favorite games overall.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 01, 2010, 11:24:04 pm
Making more progress in Mega Man Legends.

The controls are pretty archaic, but I've gotten used to them.  It's the characters and atmosphere that are really doing it for me.  It reminds me a lot of Skies of Arcadia as far as tone goes.  
Also: These guys:
(http://http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100809180138/capcomdatabase/images/thumb/3/36/Data%26Servbots.png/420px-Data%26Servbots.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on October 02, 2010, 03:30:03 am
I love the Servbots, but I can't ever get past the awful controls of the game. I end up getting way too bored before I can progress very far. =|
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 02, 2010, 09:31:49 am
I switched the controls around to have "up" as move forward, "left" and "right" as turn, with "L1" and "R1" as strafing left/right.
I usually do a diagonal strafe-run (like in GoldenEye on the 64) to get around.  It works pretty well.  It also gets more fun once you start to get some upgrades.

I really hope that they release the second game on the PSN before the 3rd game comes out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: ManagedCorn on October 02, 2010, 11:26:01 am
I'm playing Resonance of Fate and Persona 3 Portable, RoF is such a hidden gem, fantastic JRPG.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 02, 2010, 11:33:17 am
Persona 3 Portable is pretty great.

Lego Indiana Jones 2. Not a big fan of Lego games, but I love me Indiana Jones.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 02, 2010, 12:29:13 pm
Finished Halo: Reach on legendary, the hardest part was on the 6th mission- although the end took a while to get right.

Luckily the game has a lot of checkpoints so it gave me good excuse to try different strategies.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on October 03, 2010, 10:27:03 am
Finished Limbo and plan on finishing Braid this week.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on October 03, 2010, 12:22:20 pm
Playing one of the Deamcast games :3.

I'm also waiting for 6 more Dreamcast games to be delivered next Saturday [jumps excitedly].
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 03, 2010, 04:00:30 pm
Trying to get all the prize bubbles in LBP. I will platinum the game before 2 is out, this I swear.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 03, 2010, 05:25:09 pm
Quote from: "George"
Trying to get all the prize bubbles in LBP. I will platinum the game before 2 is out, this I swear.

I never could manage to get all those community trophies. Good luck though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 04, 2010, 03:27:42 pm
Been playing Yakuza 3 almost non-stop, this game is just amazing.

I liked the first two a lot, but I'm enjoying this one considerably more. Maybe it's just because I'm taking my time with this one and it doesn't feel particularly 'old', but I'm just loving it.

There is so, so much content and stuff to do it's almost ridiculous, the amount of side quests and challenges is staggering. I'm particularly loving the weapons system (Kali Sticks and Nunchucks in particular) and MODDING them as well! I'm currently looking for Maple Wood to make The Patriarch's Bat (Majima's specialty apparantly). I absolutely got hooked on doing the HLA Hitmen missions too, these are just great fun. One other thing, how do I unlock more fights in the coliseum? I only have the first two so far. I was hoping I could enter a tag tournament with Rikiya, but it didn't let me.

Just a fantastic game, I can't get enough of it.

In addition I've been playing Dead Rising 2, which is brilliant fun as well, but... just not as good as Yakuza 3. It is still really good though, the weapon modding in this game is also really great fun. Making Beer Hats and Leaf-Blower/Jewelery shotguns is awesome. I love the fact that they kept the strict time limits too, which gives it all that sense of urgency and fear if you are trying to follow the main story. The best part is the AI has improved, so leading survivors isn't as much of a chore (Especially when you arm them all with firearms!). Psycho's are still almost unfair-hard though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 04, 2010, 04:50:19 pm
I think I had only like 20% completion when I beat Yakuza 3. Obscene amounts of content.  Have you been to the karaoke bar?

I just beat Mega Man Legends. Very enjoyable. For a PSOne game, it actually hasn't aged that bad, thanks to the art style.  I really want to play the second one now, but I'll have to wait and see if it come's out on the PSN.

I've finally started up Okami now, after having it on the shelf for a few years.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on October 04, 2010, 04:54:15 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
I think I had only like 20% completion when I beat Yakuza 3. Obscene amounts of content.  Have you been to the karaoke bar?

I just beat Mega Man Legends. Very enjoyable. For a PSOne game, it actually hasn't aged that bad, thanks to the art style.  I really want to play the second one now, but I'll have to wait and see if it come's out on the PSN.

I've finally started up Okami now, after having it on the shelf for a few years.

Is the first MegaMan Legends game on the PSN? I haven't seen it in the PSone game section.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 04, 2010, 08:54:18 pm
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
Is the first MegaMan Legends game on the PSN? I haven't seen it in the PSone game section.

No. I actually own it on disc.  It was always pretty cheap and easy to get ahold of on eBay.  The second game goes for $80 used and $300 sealed right now.  They could release all 3 games (including Tron Bonne) for $10 each on the PSN.

It's not like Capcom doesn't already have a decent amount of games on there.  It makes perfect sense with Mega Man Legends 3 being announced.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 04, 2010, 10:36:08 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
I think I had only like 20% completion when I beat Yakuza 3. Obscene amounts of content.  Have you been to the karaoke bar?

Only once with Haruka and once on my own. It was surprisingly difficult!

I think I found how to get the Chunk of Maple for the Patriarch's Bat, I think I need to beat something in the batting cages to unlock it... Also need to get a Red Dragon Broach to make the better Kali Sticks! The Kali sticks are such cool weapons. In fact, the weapons in this game are much improved, I love being able to carry favourites and have them repaired in between fights!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on October 05, 2010, 04:11:46 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Been playing Yakuza 3 almost non-stop, this game is just amazing.

(http://http://lh3.ggpht.com/_uHw6vVBedco/R7OZax44uWI/AAAAAAAAApg/039mW8J0ewc/s800/highfive.png)

Also to get more tournaments you have to win the other tournaments about 3 - 5 times.

Glad to see you're enjoying the game that much, told you it was my favourite in the series for a reason. And yes, all the extra content, even after some of the stuff they removed, is still pretty damn amazing, Boxcelios is a fantastic little minigame they added too, how much time I've wasted on that.

BTW have you played IF7 yet in the game?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 05, 2010, 06:13:20 am
Quote from: "Aki-at"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Been playing Yakuza 3 almost non-stop, this game is just amazing.

lso to get more tournaments you have to win the other tournaments about 3 - 5 times.

Glad to see you're enjoying the game that much, told you it was my favourite in the series for a reason. And yes, all the extra content, even after some of the stuff they removed, is still pretty damn amazing, Boxcelios is a fantastic little minigame they added too, how much time I've wasted on that.

BTW have you played IF7 yet in the game?

I figured out the tournament thing, and all afternoon/night I've been playing Batting Cages (Fucking hell this shit is hard) trying to get the Maple Wood and doing Coliseum tournaments. This game is just so much fun it's disgusting, and theres always shit-tons of stuff to do. I haven't even touched Dead Rising 2 in 2 days or so, and I love Dead Rising! Yakuza 3 just kills it though.

Anyway, I did find that IF7 game, it was so cool, just found a random Mad Scientist in a back-alley. So many great surprises in this game, that was one of my favourites.

Did you ever get the Patriarch Bat? Is there an easier way than getting 1800+ In Hard Batting cages? It's driving me a bit batty at this stage! No Pun intended.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 05, 2010, 08:48:37 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Only once with Haruka and once on my own. It was surprisingly difficult!

I think I found how to get the Chunk of Maple for the Patriarch's Bat, I think I need to beat something in the batting cages to unlock it... Also need to get a Red Dragon Broach to make the better Kali Sticks! The Kali sticks are such cool weapons. In fact, the weapons in this game are much improved, I love being able to carry favourites and have them repaired in between fights!

I never really messed around with the weapon modding in the game. I did get pretty good at the karaoke though.
I can't remember how far into the game, but there's this pretty hilarious chase side mission, where you're running away from this huge cross-dresser.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 05, 2010, 02:51:34 pm
Ah yeah, I've completed that one now, where she keeps popping up at random placed. That was really funny.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on October 06, 2010, 07:35:42 am
Downloading Comic Jumper's demo. Not playing it yet. 1.92 GBs! Holy hell!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on October 06, 2010, 01:46:37 pm
Trying to complete Sega Bass Fishing on the Dreamcast :3.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on October 06, 2010, 02:25:10 pm
Playing the demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and I'm really enjoying it.

Also got Virtua Fighter 5 today and I'm playing through quest mode with Sarah Bryant.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on October 06, 2010, 06:59:24 pm
Just noticed I haven't played a game in weeks! Aside from FIFA and Dragon Ball Z the other day I had a friend over..

I've been kinda focused on my intense mathematic skillz :D
Anyway, I'm going to play either Oblivion, Yakuza 3 or Sonic 4 next week. Maybe Sonic 4 which isn't as much time consuming..
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on October 06, 2010, 07:39:36 pm
Quote from: "crackdude"

Anyway, I'm going to play either Oblivion, Yakuza 3 or Sonic 4 next week. Maybe Sonic 4 which isn't as much time consuming..

I'm going to be playing Sonic 4 like crazy next week.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 07, 2010, 06:37:06 am
After finishing Halo Reach on legendary I have decided to do both ODST and Halo 3 on legendary.

Halo ODST sucks.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 07, 2010, 01:21:55 pm
Played Deadliest Warrior on PSN. Fuck. It could have been great. It reminds me of Bushido Blade, but lacking some small tweaks to make it a amazing experience.

First of all. When you finish a fight, it doesn't give you a retry option. This is so fucking annoying in fighting games, especially ones like these that fights only last a few seconds. This is something they did right in the UFC games. These are the type of games you want to 'try one more time' and it really kills the mood when you have to load out of the game, load the main menu, hit the gameplay mode and pick your class all over again. Bullshit.

Graphics are MEH, with muddy textures etc. Also screen tearing and slowdown doesn't help the experience.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 07, 2010, 02:47:49 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Halo ODST sucks.

(http://http://i51.tinypic.com/2unvzv4.jpg)

Really? What don't you like about it? I personally thought ODST was quite excellent.

The single player was a real nice change from the regular Halo style, with the city exploration being really fun I thought. The music is probably my favourite in the whole series, and was good enough that it's actually one of the first things I think of when I think of the game. It had that great somber mood and set the atmosphere really nicely.

[youtube:2zr88lzp]F-Q04VwH8cs[/youtube:2zr88lzp]

Not to mention the game introduced FireFight which was brill!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Orta on October 07, 2010, 03:20:06 pm
Halo 3 ODST is a love/hate affair. I have a friend who really hates it too, although he got a slightly better impression of the game when he finally played Firefight for real...which was right before he sold the game.  

I think the biggest gripe (although not Monkerooney's) people have with it is the price, it was announced as budget game and came out as a full price title based on the Halo 3 multiplayer disc... Walking around New Mombasa at night isn't exactly exciting either. I did enjoy the levels themselves though, even if it's possible to beat some of them without actually killing any enemies. The music is ace.

[youtube:2fdegsst]FBnbJXO4JIk[/youtube:2fdegsst]
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Post by: crackdude on October 07, 2010, 05:25:31 pm
I really like ODST cause the first time I played online I got a sniper rifle and handled 3 headshots in a row. I swiftly logged out and never returned leaving my kill meter at 100% headshots for all eternity.

It was some of the best 40 seconds of my life.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 08, 2010, 02:07:50 am
There are some good bits to it, which is why I am still playing it.
My issue is the night hub is pointless and dull, although the music is really nice. A lot if the daytime missions are too short and feel derivative.
Also firefight doesn't support matchmaking like reach so I won't be able to play it.

I'd give it a 7/10 so far.

I'm also playing Sonic 4, it's good bar a few issues with controls, although that's to be expected on a buttonless iPhone. The minecart level is not good.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 08, 2010, 11:38:08 am
I'm finishing up the second week in The World Ends With You.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on October 08, 2010, 01:31:34 pm
Trying to earn my 2nd platinum trophy in Just Cause 2.
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Post by: SOUP on October 09, 2010, 09:50:39 pm
Made some more progress in Okami while the DS was charging. I'm about 25% through it. I'm enjoying it more as it goes on, with every brush technique I pick up.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on October 10, 2010, 06:46:43 am
Just finished Yakuza 3 today, holy crap, what a fantastic, utterly brilliant game. I loved it, considerably enjoyed it more than the first two as well I thought. I felt the story was better/more consistent and the sidequests and content seemed more fun (Even though they were great in 1 and 2 as well!).

I do get the feeling part of that may have been because I felt that playing 1&2 was almost like 'Catch up', whereas Yakuza 3 felt more like I could really take my time and settle in, knowing about the series better.

In any event, Yakuza 3 just ate up ALL my gaming time recently, so I haven't touched Dead Rising 2 in over a week pretty much. Will be getting back to that shortly!
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Post by: Monkeroony on October 11, 2010, 02:03:36 pm
Finished ODST on normal and am wanting to play through again immediately on legendary.
It was pretty good, but the levels were too short and simple, I wasn't a fan of the visor effect either which made a dated looking game look worse.

However the controls were there and the storyline was quite good (I don't follow Halo too closely).

Apart from that I'm trying my hand at playing throgh Halo 3 on legendary, I finished it on normal at launch and then left it.

I'm up to 5 chaos emeralds on Sonic 4 and am really getting used to the controls, saying that I cannot wait until the XBLA release.

I also might buy Enslaved tonight, I'm on the late shift all week and could do with a good story driven game that is a different change of pace to a shooter.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 11, 2010, 11:34:40 pm
I beat The World Ends With You.  Another one of those "I played the first 3rd a few years ago, but never got around to finishing it" games.
I actually got into it a lot more this time, once I got my head around the item management in it.  The story also gets much more interesting.

With that one done, I downloaded Final Fantasy IX off of the PSN, so I could finally get around to playing it.  I've had the physical copy kicking around for a few years, but I tend to prefer playing RPG's on portable systems.  Leveling up/random battles aren't as much of a big deal when I can play in short bursts whenever I want.
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Post by: George on October 12, 2010, 12:12:51 am
Red Dead Redemption. Had trouble connecting online, not sure if I'm doing it right.
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Post by: Orta on October 12, 2010, 02:56:33 am
Played and finished Jett Rocket, cool little game. Borrows too much from Mario.
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Post by: Monkeroony on October 12, 2010, 02:51:30 pm
Picked up enslaved and finished the first 5 chapters.

Excellent game, but I'll probably finish it and then put it on ebay whilst the resale value is high.
Loving the story, I really enjoyed 28 days later and Sunshine (up until the crispy guy) so it is interesting to see how they have handled the text transformation of Journey to the west.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 14, 2010, 05:12:32 am
Comic Jumper.

I played the demo and immediately bought the full thing. It's really great so far.

I just faught a fat Arnold Schwarzenegger in the second level, that should tell you enough about the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 14, 2010, 10:23:04 am
Picking up those trophies in Uncharted 2 that I've been putting off. I just beat it on hard, and I'm getting a few on very easy before I go through that super hard playthrough.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 14, 2010, 02:00:41 pm
Super hard playthrough isn't that bad tbh.

I was really bored getting all the mini gun kills and left over treasures.
I do hope the next game has more inventive trophies.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 14, 2010, 04:13:23 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Super hard playthrough isn't that bad tbh.

I was really bored getting all the mini gun kills and left over treasures.
I do hope the next game has more inventive trophies.

I kept dying on chapter 5, so I'm taking a bit of a break, and going back to Okami for a bit.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 14, 2010, 04:41:21 pm
Yeah i need the trophies for Uncharted. But I'm still playing other games like Red Dead Redemption.
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Post by: Ulala5 on October 14, 2010, 05:28:22 pm
Dead Rising 2 is stealing all my attention from other games and i bet it will do for a long time as the first game.

Now, going to kill [spoiler:1m1d7sr9]Sullivan[/spoiler:1m1d7sr9] >(
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on October 14, 2010, 10:59:45 pm
I have played:

Vanishing Point, Metropolis Street Racer, Super Runabout, MDK2 and WWF Royal Rumble, all for the Dreamcast :D.

Although I should get a refund once I returned WWF Royal Rumble, 'cause the game was deemed too easy to beat, and lack of unlockable wrestlers and there's only two modes; Royal Rumble and Exhibition. No "I, quit", no "TLC", nothing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on October 15, 2010, 02:35:14 am
I just started playing Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code for my PSP. It is quite fun thus far.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on October 15, 2010, 10:32:36 am
Sonic 4 XBLA:  The first area was really fun and Casino Street was frustrating.  I hate getting lost in a Sonic game.  I actually had my time run out.

Also playing Plants Vs. Zombies XBLA.  The best version I've seen so far, and I've bought the iPad and the iPhone versions.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 15, 2010, 03:07:33 pm
Some acts, I think Act three of Casino Street is annoying. The second and first one are pretty good.

Might have a Red Dead Redemption  Lan party free roam at my house, soon.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 15, 2010, 09:55:41 pm
More Uncharted 2.
I also had a few friends over to play some LittleBigPlanet. It really sucks that the new one got delayed :(.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 15, 2010, 11:51:56 pm
You playing tomorrow? Exclusive free skin for users and 5x cash!!
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on October 16, 2010, 08:02:40 am
I'm playing Sonic Rivals 2 on my PSP and it is a lot of fun. Working my way through all the various stories.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 16, 2010, 08:09:25 am
Quote from: "George"
You playing tomorrow? Exclusive free skin for users and 5x cash!!

I've put like zero time into the multiplayer on it, but I'll give it a shot.
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on October 16, 2010, 06:58:00 pm
Just started playing ICO again. I haven't played it in a while and I wanted to experience it again.
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Post by: SOUP on October 17, 2010, 12:08:32 am
I ended up playing a ton of Uncharted 2 multiplayer today. Most of it was with STORM and a few of his friends.
I also beat it on Crushing, and got that Platinum trophy :D.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 17, 2010, 03:11:03 am
Uncharted 2 was being wonky when I was on. I would get lag, thought it was my connection, so I went all the way to a friends house, who has a stable enough connection, still giving me issues.

I did put in a good solid 5 hours into the session. Good times. Soup and STORM ignoring my existence. This is what marriage feels like.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 17, 2010, 03:54:59 am
Nearly finished Dead Rising 2 today, will try to finish it tonight. Really awesomely fun game.
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Post by: George on October 17, 2010, 05:02:24 am
Got Deadliest Warriors, not the best game. Shallow, buttttt it has a retry feature in the full game.

Fun to play with a few friends if you like Bushido Blade.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 17, 2010, 11:08:20 am
9 days after my Xbox 360 dies my PS3 died today!

Goddamit!
Resident Evil 5 stuck in the drive and the system has a flashing Yellow light.

Ugh, if I hadn't just replaced my Xbox then I would run out and get a slim tomorrow, but £250 is considerably harder to spend after spending £140 on a games console one week ago.
I'll be sending my elite to microsoft tomorrow and can then sell the fixed one in a couple of weeks when it comes back on ebay I guess.

I'm at the end of Enslaved now and have put it on ebay, it is great but the resale is still high so will probably not lose any money and hopefully have iit as a free rent.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 17, 2010, 02:26:53 pm
Quote from: "George"
Uncharted 2 was being wonky when I was on. I would get lag, thought it was my connection, so I went all the way to a friends house, who has a stable enough connection, still giving me issues.

I did put in a good solid 5 hours into the session. Good times. Soup and STORM ignoring my existence. This is what marriage feels like.

Sorry about that. I didn't see that you were on when I was. It took me a good chunk of time just to get connected with STORM. I figured it was just because of the region difference, but sounds like everyone was having issues.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MetaKraken_PSN on October 17, 2010, 08:11:45 pm
JC2 was hard, since I'm at the Hardcore difficulty, in a semi-last level, also closing in on 2 more trophies for the Platinum, and no matter how many tries I get, I end up getting ANNIHILATED by a freakin' helicopter! I tried shooting it so many times, yet it doesn't go down, let alone hijack it. Should've gotten the Rocket launcher, which would've made it easier -_-'.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 18, 2010, 04:36:02 am
Just finished Dead Rising 2! Very fun, awesome game.
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Post by: SOUP on October 18, 2010, 10:33:48 pm
Finally going back to the first Uncharted to give it a crack on Crushing.  I got to around chapter 16.  It's actually a lot tougher than the second game so far. I never realized just how much they improved with the sequel before.  Grenade use is a big annoyance in this one.  That, and the endless waves of enemies with spread out check points.

The story's been pretty great to go through again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 19, 2010, 04:23:26 am
Yeah, I beat that game on crushing. One shot kills on the boss are annoying.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 19, 2010, 04:56:20 am
I gave up on Crushing for the first Uncharted at around chapter 6 I think.
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Post by: SOUP on October 19, 2010, 11:23:57 am
The part in chapter 4 around the plane crash site was probably the most annoying when it came to lack of checkpoints. I'll probably try to finish it off on Friday.

I made a bit more progress on Final Fantasy IX. Just finished off the second disk.  I'm really loving this one.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: matty on October 19, 2010, 04:43:45 pm
Project Diva 2 (PSP). Wow. Who would have thought that Sega would make such a solid and one of the better rhythm games (imo) this generation? The music is either up your alley or not, but I'll say there is enough variation here if you know a bit about Japanese music (and not just the teen aidoru pop music).
If you have a Japanese PSN account I highly recommend trying out the demo for your music fiends out there! I bought the full game and I'm lovin' it! It's not revolutionary or anything like that, it's just a very well made rhythm game. Might even make a few new Miku/Vocaloid fans in the process.

Another PSP rhythm game that I bought recently (and cost me at least one hundred bones (http://http://www.siliconera.com/2010/09/09/dj-max-portable-3-ready-in-october-boxed-copies-are-like-collectors-items/)) is DJ Max Portable 3. Haven't tried it, yet, but if turns out it sucks it won't be at a loss - for me, anyway  :mrgreen:

As Halloween is approaching I've gotten into a Castlevania kick lately. The thing is, I never played a Castlevania game before till The Dracula X Chronicles just a couple months ago. What a perfect way to get into the series; you get 3 games for the price of one (at a discount) and they're all good! I also got the Rebirth game and plan on starting the series from Castlevania 3 (I've watched playthroughs of the first two...3 is a good place to start, I think).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 19, 2010, 05:45:19 pm
@ matty:
I was pretty much the exact same way with Castlevania. I picked up that one not too long after I got my PSP Go last year. I've only played through SotN though.

Have you played DJ Hero?

Edit: Got my platinum trophy in Uncharted. After finishing it on Crushing, I pulled off the steel fist expert trophy on my second try :D.
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Post by: SOUP on October 22, 2010, 10:39:06 pm
Just beat the story mode in Lego Rock Band.
Back to Okami tomorrow.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on October 22, 2010, 11:53:11 pm
Dead Rising 2. It's so addictive.
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Post by: Monkeroony on October 23, 2010, 02:58:03 am
Alan Wake, just at the end of chapter 3, it's good but a bit repetitive.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 23, 2010, 11:57:52 am
Played Sonic 4 trial version, four times in a row loved it.

Played Sonic Adventure XBLA and I ask how is this game broken? People, seriously... where do they find this sh**? It's not broken!

Can't wait to get back into Alpha Protocol, as soon as I finish Sonic Adventure.
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Post by: Autosaver on October 23, 2010, 02:34:41 pm
Playing Sonic 4.. fun
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Played Sonic Adventure XBLA and I ask how is this game broken? People, seriously... where do they find this sh**? It's not broken!
lol
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 23, 2010, 04:21:02 pm
How is Sonic Adventure broken? Well it has twitchy controls, camera sucks. That is for starters.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on October 23, 2010, 09:28:28 pm
Sonic Adventure is not broken. The physics and controls have aged pretty poorly because it was one of the first truely 3D games Sonic Team made. If you go back and compare it to the kind of stuff you could do in the 3D sections of NiGHTS and Burning Rangers, Sonic Adventure is just a few miles ahead. It is like how Metroid 1 has aged. That is not a bad game, but it seems like broken dookie compared to exploration based platformers now.

AS FOR ME?!?! I just put down Halo Reach because I noticed I was playing it for like seven hours straight and am considering doing it all day on Monday even. This was pretty much how I reacted that whole time:

[youtube:1y4ej5pi]sXasCjUTNpE[/youtube:1y4ej5pi]

Also have been playing a bunch of demos on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Pretty much everything I played, even games I was certain I would enjoy, such as Comic Jumper or Sonic the Hedgehog 4 I did not really like at all, most of the demos of retail games I played I just did not even finish. It did not bug me though, stuff like Fist of the North Star was hilariously bad, so I still enjoyed my time.

I did however absolutely love Costume Quest. I need to pick that game up ASAP!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 23, 2010, 10:29:58 pm
Costume Quest was OK. RPG mechanics where too boring.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on October 23, 2010, 10:52:33 pm
Boring is not really the word as each fight lasts like less than a minute! It is really basic stuff, but pretty sure you get a lot more types of powers later on. I liked the exploration and thought the writing was great. It is Double Fine, after all.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 23, 2010, 11:20:13 pm
I'm also planning on picking up Costume Quest soon. Probably once I'm finished Okami.
Speaking of which, I made a good chunk of progress today in Okami, and I'm probably about 2/3 of the way through it.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on October 23, 2010, 11:30:00 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
AS FOR ME?!?! I just put down Halo Reach because I noticed I was playing it for like seven hours straight and am considering doing it all day on Monday even. This was pretty much how I reacted that whole time:

Also have been playing a bunch of demos on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Pretty much everything I played, even games I was certain I would enjoy, such as Comic Jumper or Sonic the Hedgehog 4 I did not really like at all, most of the demos of retail games I played I just did not even finish. It did not bug me though, stuff like Fist of the North Star was hilariously bad, so I still enjoyed my time.

I did however absolutely love Costume Quest. I need to pick that game up ASAP!


I still haven't touched Halo Reach outside of a few firefight matches and some multiplayer....  :|

Anyway, kinda surprised you didn't like Comic Jumper, you didn't even like the shoot-em-up bits? I found it challenging but fair and really addictive. Also it's really funny.

And Double Fine has a new game out? Why was I not informed!? I almost coughed passionfruit and white chocolate scone all over my computer monitor. Defintely need to check that out.

Anyway, I've been playing Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. It's quite good.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on October 23, 2010, 11:39:13 pm
Played Costume Quest demo, I enjoyed it for it's Halloweeniness and simplicity (I dislike super intensive RPGs), however I disliked how small the text was. I need to get new new glasses, so right now I need to squint or stand 4 feet from the screen to see the itty bitty text. Was gonna buy, but probably wont until I get new glasses :P

Played Sonic CD and Chaotix today, after playing Sonic 4. Sonic CD felt overly complicated, special stages were a bitch and traveling through time was very hit-or-miss (mostly miss), but playing without worrying about a perfect ending was enjoyable. The badniks in CD are very bland, like they all operate like moto bugs. Chaotix was alright. I love the music, and certain character combos can be fun, but sometimes you just totally lose control of the characters and they tweak out all over the screen.

...then I carved a pumpkin, watched They Live and drank a lot.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 24, 2010, 07:10:43 am
That and the text skips by itself in Costume Quest. Should be by 'pressing x' not automatically. Would have been 80 times better if it was voiced, Double Fine's voicing stuff is brilliant and dead on.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on October 24, 2010, 09:12:54 am
Just started VCII and i already like it a lot, both for the design and gameplay even if i have to understand well how it works. it's a bit complicated at the begin
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Post by: Sega Uranus on October 24, 2010, 03:20:34 pm
Quote from: "George"
That and the text skips by itself in Costume Quest. Should be by 'pressing x' not automatically.

It only does this in the cutscenes. It goes by a bit too fast in those though, yeah. Especially for a game that is seemingly made for children, you think it would be slower. They might patch this and the text size, depends on how seriously Double Fine takes this release I guess.

Pressing X is too mainstream anyways, it should be LT/L2. If you press XXXXXX, YYYYYY, XXXXXX you'll be sucked.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 24, 2010, 03:33:29 pm
Finished Sonic's story in Sonic Adventure XBLA story. The whole thing was shorter than I expected.
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Post by: SOUP on October 24, 2010, 09:44:41 pm
Quote from: "Ulala5"
Just started VCII and i already like it a lot, both for the design and gameplay even if i have to understand well how it works. it's a bit complicated at the begin

When you're in the mission briefings, pay attention to what unit types give what bonuses.  That'll make upgrading character classes a lot easier, and less random.

I played about 3 hours of Kirby's Epic Yarn with my girlfriend today. Probably the cutest thing ever.  Everybody goes on about the art style (which looks awesome), but I thought the music was a real standout feature.  The piano bits especially sound fantastic.
The narrated cut-scenes have a real Shining Time Station/Thomas the Tank Engine feel to them too.
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Post by: Orta on October 25, 2010, 02:55:59 am
Played Sonic Rush for the lulz.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on October 25, 2010, 04:48:43 am
Still playing Enslaved. It's really quite good, but I can't put my finger on what it is I like about it. It's kind of just the blend of many different features and elements. It's certainly very addictive though, 'one more mission' seems to pop up all the time. Also the voice acting and animations on the characters is incredibly good. Reminds me a bit of Prince of Persia reboot, which I also loved.

As soon as I finish this game, I'm moving onto New Vegas and Vanquish.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 25, 2010, 08:45:50 am
Finished Amy Rose's storyline and halfway into Tails's storyline in Sonic Adventure DX.
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Post by: Monkeroony on October 25, 2010, 12:20:36 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Still playing Enslaved. It's really quite good, but I can't put my finger on what it is I like about it. It's kind of just the blend of many different features and elements. It's certainly very addictive though, 'one more mission' seems to pop up all the time. Also the voice acting and animations on the characters is incredibly good. Reminds me a bit of Prince of Persia reboot, which I also loved.

As soon as I finish this game, I'm moving onto New Vegas and Vanquish.

I really enjoyed Enslaved, the story is much better than most action games.



I am playing Alan Wake, finished the main story and am playing through the first bit of dlc.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 25, 2010, 05:07:57 pm
Finished Tail's story on Sonic Adventure.

I can't beleive how easy this story mode was.

All I have left now is Gamma, Knuckles and Big stories.

The plot in game? How should I put it, I feel sorta embarrased by it, I am so surprised how informal and open the characters are to one another even in casual conversation. It sometimes feels like the classic animated Disney movies of old (I don't mean, the 90's ones, I'm talking 60's and 70's). The right use of music, there is also a serious attempt at drama.

Strange that even after many years, Sonic Adventure's plot, while strictly that of a Saturday Morning Cartoon, it feels quite solid and just the right amount of comedy and drama.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 25, 2010, 09:51:50 pm
Just beat Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Still tons of stuff to go back and collect.
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Post by: George on October 25, 2010, 11:52:55 pm
Vanquish.

Def not 4 hour game. I will tell you that much!
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on October 26, 2010, 07:46:15 am
Unlocked Super Sonic. So awesome to see him return! Now I have to play through Sonic 4 all over again, spamming my way through with super moves. I especially like his down pose and the fact that a homing attack causes a shock wave. Also, the super spin dash is great.

Started playing Virtua Tennis on the GBA. Awesome game! The world tour mini-games are crazy. I especially like the one where you pop open eggs and get animal prizes. It's like if Shenmue's capsule machines merged with tennis. Good stuff.
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Post by: max_cady on October 26, 2010, 10:29:50 am
Just finished Knuckles's Story Arc on Sonic Adventure DX in less than hour and a half.

Dude, I don't know if it's because I played the heck out of the original Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast, but this game is a cakewalk, even the tougher bosses are a breeze.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on October 26, 2010, 10:32:14 am
Yeah, I blew through Knux and Big in one sitting. Game is a lot quicker when you aren't marveling at the 128 bit graphics.

Ah... sweet memories of 1999...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 26, 2010, 12:21:14 pm
I miss when console power was measured in bits.....

I'm on the fourth disk of Final Fantasy IX, and started what I assume to be the final dungeon.  PSP's charging right now, so I'll probably go back to playing some more Okami, or trying out Killzone 2.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on October 26, 2010, 04:30:00 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "Ulala5"
Just started VCII and i already like it a lot, both for the design and gameplay even if i have to understand well how it works. it's a bit complicated at the begin

When you're in the mission briefings, pay attention to what unit types give what bonuses.  That'll make upgrading character classes a lot easier, and less random.

Umh i've just done the first story mission so i'm still at the start, what do you mean? missions asks specific unit types?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 26, 2010, 09:51:39 pm
Quote from: "Ulala5"
Umh i've just done the first story mission so i'm still at the start, what do you mean? missions asks specific unit types?

If you go to the drill grounds, and look at your individual units, you can see what certificates and whatnot they need to advance to different classes.
I couldn't find an image of the screen, but at the beginning of every mission (story or regular), it has a list of the units that you'll be facing, and it shows what bonus you get for taking them out right beside it.  This way, if you want to make a certain scout into a sniper, you'd look up what bonuses they need to become one.  Then at the mission briefing, if say, an enemy lancer had that bonus, you'd use the scout you want to upgrade to take out the lancers.

It makes more sense when you play the game. It took a long time for it to "click" for me.  This complicated way of upgrading units was probably the only thing that I didn't really like about the game.

Sorry if the explanation doesn't make sense. It'll make more sense if you've actually got the game in front of you.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 27, 2010, 02:13:36 am
Finally got super sonic in sonic 4, just need to clear the stages as him now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 27, 2010, 07:26:50 am
Finished Gamma's story. All that's left now is Big the Cat.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 27, 2010, 09:09:11 am
Got to the final boss of FFIX. Then I got my ass kicked :(.
I hate status ailments and death spells :-/
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 27, 2010, 12:40:40 pm
Finished Sonic Adventure XBLA.

Was a lot of fun while it lasted. That's the most time I've spent with an Arcade title.

Now I'm moving on to disk games, tonight, I'm going back to Alan Wake.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on October 27, 2010, 01:46:41 pm
Haven't been playing but have been watching playthroughs.

I really want to give the Saw games a try, they look like fun, especially when played with a friend watching and providing moral support. Shame there's no demo for either one on XBLA. :(
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on October 27, 2010, 01:48:57 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "Ulala5"
Umh i've just done the first story mission so i'm still at the start, what do you mean? missions asks specific unit types?

If you go to the drill grounds, and look at your individual units, you can see what certificates and whatnot they need to advance to different classes.
I couldn't find an image of the screen, but at the beginning of every mission (story or regular), it has a list of the units that you'll be facing, and it shows what bonus you get for taking them out right beside it.  This way, if you want to make a certain scout into a sniper, you'd look up what bonuses they need to become one.  Then at the mission briefing, if say, an enemy lancer had that bonus, you'd use the scout you want to upgrade to take out the lancers.

It makes more sense when you play the game. It took a long time for it to "click" for me.  This complicated way of upgrading units was probably the only thing that I didn't really like about the game.

Sorry if the explanation doesn't make sense. It'll make more sense if you've actually got the game in front of you.

i think i've got what you said, even if it looks a so very long way to upgrade classes @_@ better to have a piece of paper and a pen and write all you need before to start missions lol. Thanks!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 27, 2010, 01:58:21 pm
Quote from: "Ulala5"
i think i've got what you said, even if it looks a so very long way to upgrade classes @_@ better to have a piece of paper and a pen and write all you need before to start missions lol. Thanks!
No problem :).

I played the demo for the new Need For Speed game.  I've never played a title in the series before, but I really enjoyed Burnout Paradise, so I'll probably pick this one up.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 27, 2010, 02:17:50 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
I played the demo for the new Need For Speed game.  I've never played a title in the series before, but I really enjoyed Burnout Paradise, so I'll probably pick this one up.

Oh theres a demo out?
I'm really looking forward to this one, it's a return to form for NFS after all that Underground/Carbon/Ricer bullshit.

I'm actually really interested in playing this one, I might check that demo out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on October 27, 2010, 05:07:55 pm
Yeah I played it. I didn't like the controls. Not exactly hard, just not like Burnout, regardless of the game being JUST like Burnout Paradise lol.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 27, 2010, 06:47:31 pm
I didn't really have much trouble with the controls. It really seemed exactly like Burnout Paradise to me.
I just hope it gets the same kind of post-release support Burnout got.

Also: I beat Final Fantasy IX :D
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 28, 2010, 05:49:00 am
Just beat The Signal DLC for Alan Wake.

Boss fight was a little cheap(had to deal with possessed townfolks as well as possessed objects) and the story feels kinda pointless.

Just one more DLC left, The Writer.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 28, 2010, 08:43:01 am
With FFIX done, I needed a new portable game to play, so I started up Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
I'm not too far into it, but as long as it doesn't have dungeons with time limits like Phantom Hourglass, I'll be happy.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 28, 2010, 12:26:37 pm
Decided to give Alan Wake a rest and moved on to Alpha Protocol.

Did 2 missions in Saudi Arabia, decided to arrest Aziz instead of killing him, had a nice chat with Darcy, sure ruffled his feathers when I mentioned his dad.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 30, 2010, 02:43:55 am
Still grinding my way to Captain in Halo Reach.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 30, 2010, 04:54:47 am
Played some KOF 2k2UM Today, it was awesome.

Also finished Enslaved and Started New Vegas.

Enslaved was a good game, but it just didn't have that wow factor of games like Bayonetta and MAss Effect 2 etc. I think it was possibly because it was far too easy, even on Hard I just cruised through the game. Still very well worth playing though, especially if you want something that's not too challenging but still fun.

NEw VEgas I've only just scratched the surface of, but I'm enjoying it so far!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on October 30, 2010, 01:28:53 pm
All of my free time that I had last week was turned into Halo Reach playtime pretty much. I just went nonstop and honestly only want to play more. I have not played it today, but I still hear the announcer in my head and am picturing all of the different kinds of animations and colors of the levels in my head with everything I do.

Once all of the DLC comes I am certain this will be one of my favorite games of all time. It all makes me feel like a kid again and made me worry less about the troubles in my life and the world as a whole.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on October 30, 2010, 03:50:29 pm
Ehhh, from what I've played I havent' been crazy about Halo Reach. Are you talking Multiplayer or Single? I haven't had a chance to touch single player yet unfortunately.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on October 30, 2010, 04:36:24 pm
Both of those and Firefight. I was kind of confused as to why you had not been on it too much.

I had played with Orta a bunch of times, but never with anyone else on this site. Anyone willing to make a group next weekend or something?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on October 30, 2010, 06:39:45 pm
Holy crap, Alpha Protocol is insanely addictive.

Keeps me wanting more. Game's being a bit of a cakewalk, though, devs said that enemies get progressively harder to beat, that doesn't seem to be the case here, so far even the few boss characters I've faced were easy enough.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on October 30, 2010, 07:44:44 pm
Completing Sonic 4 on a Super Sonic playthrough (for the achievement) and intend to get back to SA1 at some point.

Also really hoping I find Vanquish at my local Kmart come Monday. I only have one store and one lunch break, so I have to make it count.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on October 31, 2010, 01:26:29 pm
Just beat Okami.
The game started off a bit slow, but really came together as it went along.  Very emotional ending.
I was surprised to see the boss from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on October 31, 2010, 05:13:41 pm
Made Captain in Halo Reach and got all the matchmaking challenges for today.

Really enjoying the team swat game type, I spent 2400 points the month so should get a free 800ms points credited to my account by the time the noble pack is released.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on November 01, 2010, 11:32:36 am
Today I'll start Final Fantasy VI for real. I expect to fail miserably at all my studies now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 01, 2010, 12:43:16 pm
Alpha Protocol

Almost finished all the Moscow missions.

Some enemy bosses a little cheap, Sis can take a beating and keep on coming.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 01, 2010, 02:26:31 pm
^Wait until you get to the coked up mob boss. He's insanely hard.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 01, 2010, 10:07:54 pm
Quote from: "crackdude"
Today I'll start Final Fantasy VI for real. I expect to fail miserably at all my studies now.
Never play it before?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on November 02, 2010, 11:02:24 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "crackdude"
Today I'll start Final Fantasy VI for real. I expect to fail miserably at all my studies now.
Never play it before?
Nope. I've played most of them, but never VI..
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 02, 2010, 02:01:58 pm
@Crackdude:
I just played it for the first time this year too.
It's interesting to see a lot of the elements in it that would get carried over to later titles like 7 and 13.

Right now, I'm playing Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. I'm enjoying the game for the most part, but really hating the amount of blowing into the microphone that's involved.
It wouldn't be so bad if the game didn't demand that you blow into the stupid system with rhythm and accuracy.
It's like playing Street Fighter with tilt-controls.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 02, 2010, 08:22:52 pm
Just beat Katamari Damacy.
That last level is pure win.
800m Katamari is huge.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on November 03, 2010, 07:55:49 am
Vanquish and Snoopy Flying Ace! Pew pew pew!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on November 03, 2010, 08:03:56 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Just beat Katamari Damacy.
That last level is pure win.
800m Katamari is huge.
I loved being able to pick up nearly everything in that stage. ^__^

You should try We <3 Katamari and its final stage next. You have to make a Katamari that's around twice as big in only 17 minutes, if I remember correctly..... pretty challenging! =D
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 03, 2010, 08:15:49 am
I've got We <3 Katamari here, but I got stuck a while back on the level where you have to roll up fire.
I'll probably give it another go soon if it has an awesome finale like the first game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 03, 2010, 12:44:57 pm
@MadeManG74
Quote
You mean Brayko? That Russian mob boss?

I didn't think he was that difficult, I kept running away from whenever he used cocaine, but kept close enough to shoot him while he was down after his fix.

I beat him on my second try.

Personally Sis was the toughest of my opponents because I had to fight her very closely and what a matter of duck, duck, shoot and repeat.

While Brayko had a huge arena that I could move around.
 

Did a couple of Rome missions. That Marburg is the most interesting character I've faced thus far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 03, 2010, 02:28:19 pm
^What kind of character are you using? I wonder if your character build is better suited because Brayko took me ages and many tries to defeat using my Stealth character specialising in Pistols and Shotguns.

Also, still playing New Vegas, still lovin' it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on November 03, 2010, 04:39:38 pm
In Alpha Protocol, if you have a pistol, it is the best thing to take down the Russian boss. Use the the power that slows down time and aim for his head a few times before the power is used up. Keep running around the room away from him ready to fight his thugs either with a close range weapon or your fists if you are strong enough.

What I am playing:

Snoopy Flying Ace: Very good little game. The multiplayer is much better than I was expecting and the graphics are retail-quality. I am kind of bad at it though, but I guess air combat games are not really my thing.

Super Meat Boy: Kind of bought this one on a whim after a few friends told me it was fantastic and that it was going to go up in price sometime this month. I thought I would hate it because it is one of those "Die 60 times to get through one level at all" kind of games, but I really love it. Great style, great fun, very hard, but very fair. I love how it has like a hundred things that you can unlock too.

Halo Reach: Pretty sure I will be playing this game constantly for at least a full year, so from now on everyone should just assume I am always playing this. Brilliant game and all that.

Something I really want to say is that all of these games I have been playing recently have extremely great soundtracks... Like some of the best I have heard in games since Bayonetta even!

Not sure what the next game I will be playing is. It might be Sonic Colors I guess.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 04, 2010, 06:34:13 am
@MadeManGT7

Basically, I've been using Thorton as a Commando. I've uped the Toughness and uped the stats with pistols and assault rifles.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 04, 2010, 02:04:43 pm
I'm taking fluffymoochicken's advice and playing through We <3 Katamari
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 04, 2010, 02:41:12 pm
Alpha Protocol, finished all the Rome Missions and fought Marburg.

I love it when a glitch helps me out, he got stuck in a place and I just kept firing. Oh what fun!

Now I'm close to the end of the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 05, 2010, 12:36:22 pm
I beat We <3 Katamari, and started up God Hand.

I can already see a ton of similarities to Bayonetta already. The so far, odd story line, the look of the characters, the save/shop between each mission.

I'm liking it so far. I bumped it down to easy though, just so the stages didn't drag on as long.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 05, 2010, 12:48:16 pm
I just finished Alpha Protocol and once again thanks to a weird glitch.

Quote from: "Spoilers"

You see Leland has a rocket launcher and he breaks any pillars with that. For some odd reason there's one portion on which he fires but doesn't do anything, it's a bit far away from his reach, so it's basically me having to use a chain shot every couple of minutes.

And I killed him at the end. Sweet.

It sometimes wants me to replay the game because we end up knowing some facts that we didn't discover otherwise.
Like Mina being involved in my Saudia Arabia mission screw-up and Scarlet being the one who shot Ronald Sung.

Steven Hicks is also a badass character.

But somehow I felt guilty for not shooting Shaeed, in the end credits, he says that he'll continue to use Al-Samad for terrorist attacks. A wasted opportunity but then again, I wouldn't have used this information for leverage on Parker, the analyst.

Quite a complex system and Obisidian worked that pretty well, everything else, however... Is a buggy mess.

Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on November 05, 2010, 01:30:50 pm
I would recommend playing it again at some point. =) It's neat how the different choices have a pretty significant effect on the whole game.

I'm currently playing Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and I'm also replaying God of War III!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 05, 2010, 05:27:07 pm
Soup: Good to hear you're liking God Hand so far. IT was one of the toughest games I've played in a while, but also really addictive and fun! It really is hard but fair!

And Max Cady, glad you liked Alpha, I didn't seem to run into that many glitches myself, but I definitely am interested in trying another playthrough at some point.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Stylista on November 05, 2010, 07:19:02 pm
Mademan, do you have any interest in FOTNS: Ken's Rage?  I'm currently awaiting its arrival in the mail.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 05, 2010, 07:39:13 pm
Don't know much about it at all unfortunately. I'm guessing it's a brawler style game? Make sure to tell us what you think when you get it!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 05, 2010, 10:12:33 pm
@MadeMang:
I like how customizable the moveset is too. I got stuck on the first Boss (Elvis) already :(. Gotta be more defensive I guess.
It's quite a bit harder on easy than Bayonetta was on Normal difficulty.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 05, 2010, 11:18:25 pm
Oh yeah, definitely a harder game than Bayonetta. I think I did it on normal, but I didn't even dare to try GodHand's hard mode.

Can't remember too much about Elvis, but he is tough when you first get to him. From memory you really need to use well timed dodges. Good Luck!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 06, 2010, 09:07:28 am
Thanks. I'll get to dodging. Thankfully, the checkpoint is right at him, so I don't have to power through a whole level every time he kicks my ass.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 06, 2010, 03:36:37 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Thanks. I'll get to dodging. Thankfully, the checkpoint is right at him, so I don't have to power through a whole level every time he kicks my ass.

Good luck! I'll tell you now though, it's only gonna get harder from here on out. Make sure you power up often!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 06, 2010, 11:44:53 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Good luck! I'll tell you now though, it's only gonna get harder from here on out. Make sure you power up often!
I beat Elvis, and then beat him again, so I'm partway through the 3rd stage right now.

Once I figured out how to recharge the TP gauge quickly, it's been much easier. I think the toughest bit I ran into was the 3 mini-bosses in a row.
The more I play it, the more I like it through. You just keep unlocking better, and more over the top moves.

It reminds me a bit of No More Heroes as well, when it comes to the cut-scenes and level progression.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 06, 2010, 11:52:56 pm
^Indeed I know what you mean, the game just gets better and better as you go on. The bosses get more wild and the levels are more crazy too. Really good fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on November 07, 2010, 11:18:51 am
Final Fantasy XIII is pretty fun. I like the Paradigm system. Though it's a pain that the first time you shift it in each battle all the characters make a pose, wasting about a whole second (which is a lot when you're open to enemy attacks). The battles are pretty frantic.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 07, 2010, 01:49:12 pm
Quote from: "crackdude"
Final Fantasy XIII is pretty fun. I like the Paradigm system. Though it's a pain that the first time you shift it in each battle all the characters make a pose, wasting about a whole second (which is a lot when you're open to enemy attacks). The battles are pretty frantic.

It's the only RPG battle system that's ever gotten me just as anxious as a fighting game or a shooter.
How far are you in it?

I played a ton more God Hand today. I got to beat the crap out of the Power Rangers :).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 07, 2010, 01:56:56 pm
^Have you faught the Gorilla yet? That was my favourite.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 07, 2010, 03:33:24 pm
Yeah, it was pretty great.
I'm just starting the 6th chapter now.
This game's hilarious. Every single person you save in the game looks the exact same. I'm freeing these slaves, and the first one says that he got locked up because he was slacking on the job. The second guy tells me he got locked up because he looks the same as the first guy.
Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on November 07, 2010, 05:39:38 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "crackdude"
Final Fantasy XIII is pretty fun. I like the Paradigm system. Though it's a pain that the first time you shift it in each battle all the characters make a pose, wasting about a whole second (which is a lot when you're open to enemy attacks). The battles are pretty frantic.

It's the only RPG battle system that's ever gotten me just as anxious as a fighting game or a shooter.
How far are you in it?

I played a ton more God Hand today. I got to beat the crap out of the Power Rangers :).
About chapter 3 or 4.. [spoiler:2zrzwpbl]Snow was being captured. Just got the lesbian bike/Shiva/summon thing.[/spoiler:2zrzwpbl]

And the homosexual Prism Rangers are hilarious! Great game, God Hand.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 07, 2010, 11:08:43 pm
Quote from: "crackdude"
About chapter 3 or 4.. [spoiler:2zvsoahy]Snow was being captured. Just got the lesbian bike/Shiva/summon thing.[/spoiler:2zvsoahy]

And the homosexual Prism Rangers are hilarious! Great game, God Hand.

The battle system just gets better. They do a good job of setting you up with teams and paradigms that you might not even think of using.  When you get the opportunity to set up your team with whoever you want, you'll have a pretty good idea of what you're looking for.
Also, the shared experience points are pretty great. Nobody get's left behind, even if they're a character that you never use.  I really love that game.

This week's shaping up to be pretty busy, but I'm hoping that I'll be able to put more time into God Hand. I'm on chapter 6 right now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 08, 2010, 01:54:29 am
Oh yeah, almost forgot but how damn good is the music in God Hand!?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 08, 2010, 08:25:31 am
I just started playing Tales of Vesperia I'm kinda regretting having bought. I didn't like the battle system on  the demo, I played and I don't like it now.

I haven't been put off by an RPG this much since Infinite Undiscovery.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 08, 2010, 09:36:44 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Oh yeah, almost forgot but how damn good is the music in God Hand!?

The music's incredible. It really compliments the fun atmosphere :).
I also love how the enemies can be seen dancing to it before you beat the crap out of them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on November 08, 2010, 12:11:38 pm
Set up my Move and am playing Sports Champions and Resident Evil 5.
Looks like I won't be buying any new games for a while so will get my moneys worth out of what I currently have.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 08, 2010, 12:59:24 pm
^Don't forget that Heavy Rain has a move support patch now if you've already got that.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on November 08, 2010, 05:55:25 pm
Currently playing Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on my PS3. It's great! I love it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 08, 2010, 10:31:48 pm
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
Currently playing Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on my PS3. It's great! I love it.

I was really impressed with it too. It seemed like it might be a crappy cash-in with the movie coming out around the same time, but it's pretty great. The Platinum trophy's also reasonably easy to pick up.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 09, 2010, 10:07:53 am
I decided to give Tales of Vesperia another chance and fought my first real boss battle and won.

The controls could've been a little sharper. It feels like everytime I do three strikes, I can't quite press the defend buttons in time and generally get two hits or more.

But I'm liking the game thus far.

The hero seems like a hardned soldier who talks like a real man and acts like one, better than the ocassional emo man child we get in some RPG(Enchanted Arms, I'm looking at you!).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 09, 2010, 12:40:51 pm
Just beat God Hand. Really fantastic game.
I noticed in the credits that Grasshopper Manufacture makes an appearance, so I guess the No More Heroes similarities aren't just coincidence.
Now I really want to play through Bayonetta again :).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 11, 2010, 10:54:52 pm
I beat The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks.
Overworld travel got a bit tiring by the end, but it was a really good game overall. Definitely the toughest dungeon puzzles in any Zelda game. A couple of the bosses were surprisingly tough too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 12, 2010, 03:04:27 pm
Still playing Tales of Vesperia.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on November 13, 2010, 06:34:15 pm
Black and White on the PC. This is probably my favorite game from Lionhead Studios.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 13, 2010, 07:49:05 pm
Played a bit of GoldenEye on Wii today. It's pretty good, but I think I need to fiddle with the controls a little to get the sensitivity right.

It's pretty fun though, but 007 Classic mode got a bit frustrating due to not making the side-objectives clear.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 13, 2010, 11:27:53 pm
I played through the first 4 stages of Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles with my girlfriend. I'm pretty sure it's got like 21 or so.
Very solid lightgun shooter for the Wii. So far I'm enjoying it more than Umbrella Chronicles.  Mostly because it's focused more on RE2 and Code Veronica instead of RE1 and RE3.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on November 14, 2010, 05:42:42 pm
Finished Call of Duty Black Ops on normal and am going to go through again on hard.

Great story, love the cold war setting and the ending was brilliant.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 15, 2010, 09:53:04 am
I've been playing a lot of Psychonauts lately.
Very fun game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 15, 2010, 01:12:21 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
I've been playing a lot of Psychonauts lately.
Very fun game.

That is an outstanding game, I should go back and play it again actually.

Been playing New Vegas a hell of a lot, and also picked up GoldenEye on the Wii recently.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 15, 2010, 10:11:02 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "SOUP"
I've been playing a lot of Psychonauts lately.
Very fun game.

That is an outstanding game, I should go back and play it again actually.

I got up to the point where you wander around a big board game. It's getting a bit tougher to figure out what to do in each of the levels.

I played a lot more RE: Darkside Chronicles today.  I've finished off the two sections that recap RE2 and Code:Veronica.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 16, 2010, 05:23:14 pm
2 more hours of Tales of Vesperia. Ooooh, must play more...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 16, 2010, 10:24:51 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
2 more hours of Tales of Vesperia. Ooooh, must play more...

So it's gotten better I take it?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on November 17, 2010, 01:06:13 am
Crazy Taxi, Dragon Age Origins came in (KTHX SANUS POOH BEAR. TEAM ADCOCK)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 17, 2010, 11:41:59 pm
Just beat Psychonauts.
The platforming bits near the end were pretty frustrating, but I really enjoyed the game. Gotta get around to picking up Costume Quest soon.

I've also been playing more of Sonic Colors on the DS.  Loving the little touches, like the music changing anytime you go underwater.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on November 18, 2010, 10:30:35 am
I have played the Kinectimals, and it was good. Damn good.

Jumping from Kinectimals to Vanquish is quite a bit of gaming whip-lash.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 18, 2010, 09:12:43 pm
I finally got around to playing Ivy the Kiwi?
This game is FANTASTIC.
It great in motion, and plays really well. I tried out the demo for the DS version, and wasn't to crazy about it, but the control over the vines in the Wii version is spot on.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on November 19, 2010, 06:38:05 pm
Just got Super Street Fighter IV for my PS3 today. I've been enjoying it so far even if I've been getting my butt kicked. It's strange though how I have a really hard time pulling off Ultra combos on demand but I can do Super combos without much trouble. Just something that will come with practice I guess.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 19, 2010, 06:43:47 pm
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
Just got Super Street Fighter IV for my PS3 today. I've been enjoying it so far even if I've been getting my butt kicked. It's strange though how I have a really hard time pulling off Ultra combos on demand but I can do Super combos without much trouble. Just something that will come with practice I guess.

Are you using a pad? Maybe it's just a case of hitting all three buttons simultaneously. Try re-maping it to suit you better.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on November 19, 2010, 06:48:37 pm
I should get Super Street Fighter, but a bit busy with the games I own atm lol.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on November 19, 2010, 06:52:50 pm
Been playing Sonic Colors and Pac Man Championship Edition DX.

Rainbow Power! ^_^
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on November 19, 2010, 08:17:36 pm
Sonic Colors.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 19, 2010, 11:47:20 pm
Just beat the main story of Ivy the Kiwi?

I think I've got another 50 bonus stages to go. I recommend anybody on this site that owns a Wii pick this up if they get a chance.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on November 20, 2010, 02:23:57 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"

Are you using a pad? Maybe it's just a case of hitting all three buttons simultaneously. Try re-maping it to suit you better.

I'm using a Dualshock 3 controller.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 20, 2010, 02:51:31 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Just beat the main story of Ivy the Kiwi?

I think I've got another 50 bonus stages to go. I recommend anybody on this site that owns a Wii pick this up if they get a chance.

Hmm, I might just do that! I never really heard anything about the game, but I'll look into it. There is only one retailer in Australia who's picked this game up I think, so I'll know where I have to look. It's being distributed by a relatively small company too (the same guys who picked up games like KOFXII and No More Heroes for Australia).

Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"

Are you using a pad? Maybe it's just a case of hitting all three buttons simultaneously. Try re-maping it to suit you better.

Yeah it's a bit trickier on controller. Can you map 3 Punches/3 Kicks to a button? That might make ultras easier for you.
I'm using a Dualshock 3 controller.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 20, 2010, 09:13:06 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Hmm, I might just do that! I never really heard anything about the game, but I'll look into it. There is only one retailer in Australia who's picked this game up I think, so I'll know where I have to look. It's being distributed by a relatively small company too (the same guys who picked up games like KOFXII and No More Heroes for Australia).

I'm pretty sure the publisher that picked it up here is pretty small too. They published Little King's Story on the Wii, and Half-Minute Hero on the PSP.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 20, 2010, 03:51:45 pm
Almost 20 hours into Tales of Vesperia.

[spoiler:bjupzqg7]Beat that weird monster on the dessert.

Landed on Yourgem and that asshole Duke destroyed that crystal thingie, wow, that made that ghost ship part a little pointless.

Returned to Mantiac and Yuri attemped to kill Cumore. He had a pretty horrible death. Yuri feels a lot like the Charles Bronson of RPG characters. And he goes into these avenger quests.

Now I'm going to meet Belius, who only appears on a full moon. Back to the Colliseum then.[/spoiler:bjupzqg7]

The only I not too crazy about the game which is at times there's one point when everyone goes their seperate ways and I have to talk to all the other 6 characters just to get some minor plot points move along.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on November 20, 2010, 06:12:54 pm
Been steadily getting better at Super Street Fighter IV. My current favorite characters to use are Makoto and Cammy.
Still having trouble with the Ultras but I've been thinking it may be because I'm a little slower in pressing the triggers, I'm going to try and switch the buttons around and see if it performs better.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 20, 2010, 10:27:56 pm
Sly Cooper 1
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 21, 2010, 02:33:05 am
Just finished Fallout New Vegas. Great game.
I already want to start again playing as a heavy weapons/melee combat character after playing as a sneaky small guns expert.

This also means that next weekend I'll finally be starting Vanquish!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on November 21, 2010, 04:03:30 pm
Woot. I can do Ultra combos now in Super Street Fighter IV. The simpler ones anyway. =)
Also started playing online and I think it's kind of funny how almost everyone chooses Ryu, Ken or Akuma.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 22, 2010, 11:52:58 pm
Donkey Kong Country Returns.
Very awesome, and also very tough.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on November 23, 2010, 07:28:22 am
Completed Space Invaders Infinity Gene on my iPod Touch. Definitely a "killer app" and AAA title. Awesome game. The second to last stage was balls hard (ver 2.0 boss run) but was a blast to play. Now I wonder how good the console version is?

Also, FINALLY completed the final werehog stage in Sonic Unleashed. I know it has been said to death, but I'll say it again: "fuck the werehog". While the first few stages were rather enjoyable with platforming, swinging and climbing, the last three stages were so fucking lame in a number of ways. Death pits, death water, sealed off rooms with endless enemies, stupid beam balancing and worst of all no in-game timer. It isn't until the end of the stage that you realize you waisted 25 minutes of your life playing a single act in a Sonic game. What they should have done was dramatically cut down on the death pits, chopped the stage length in half (10 minutes max), increased the platforming segments and cut the whole trapped in a room with a wave of enemies moments. Or better yet, cut the werehog entirely and just doubled the daytime stage count by having the DLC levels on the disc.

Oh well, now I can enjoy Adabat day and the DLC that I downloaded a year ago. Probably will never finish Eggmanland considering I've heard its balls hard and I've already completed the PS2 version of the game last year.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on November 23, 2010, 07:49:25 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"

Oh well, now I can enjoy Adabat day and the DLC that I downloaded a year ago. Probably will never finish Eggmanland considering I've heard its balls hard and I've already completed the PS2 version of the game last year.

Adabat day is my favorite stage in the game. =)
And don't worry Barry, you'll be able to beat Eggmanland. I believe in you!  8-)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on November 23, 2010, 07:56:33 am
Sweet! Yeah, I remember seeing playthroughs before owning an HD console and really wanting to play that stage. Also, the DLC Act 1-2 with the running on a waterfall segment looks pretty awesome.

It's a shame that Unleashed has the werehog stages getting in the way of the daytime stages. There really is a fun game to be found in Unleashed, especially once you're able to jump right into action stages. It makes me wish that cheat codes were possible on today's consoles. Unleashed with a simple level select code would make the game 100x better for those who just want to get to the good stuff and ignore the adventure fields and werehog business.

edit: should point out that I probably dont have enough medals to get into adabat just yet :P though thankfully I think there are a lot of them that I missed in the easier early stages.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 23, 2010, 02:43:28 pm
Just Tales of Vesperia here and there...

Major revelations in my current playthrough.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on November 23, 2010, 04:30:09 pm
Killzone 3 beta.

10days until the Sly Cooper collection is released and infamous is probably my favourite game this gen so will have to give them a try.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on November 23, 2010, 06:20:06 pm
Mafia 2, it's a nice game and i'm having a lot of fun stealing cars and rides around Empire City. Just let me say, people over there rides worst than me
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 23, 2010, 06:57:49 pm
Finished off the first Sly Cooper game. I'm about a third of the way through the second game. They actually changed quite a few things around. Still fun, but it looks like this one's going to take a lot longer to beat.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on November 24, 2010, 10:02:34 am
Really shocked at Barry's reaction to the werehog, it really is not THAT terrible. The worst part of Unleashed was easily the secondary acts for normal Sonic... or the constant death pit QTEs as normal Sonic. Seriously, Spagonia Act 2 is one of the worst things Sonic Team has ever done, even though it is all 2D. If you are not willing to beat the game, at least watch the werehog fight with Robotnik, it is one of the best things about the game.

Recently beat Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Outstanding game, really took me by surprise! I was really turned off by the art at first, but I began to really fall in love with it near the half way point. Hilarious script and excellent pacing. The scene with Booster was literally one of my favorite sections from any game ever, and that says a lot coming from someone who is not a very big Mario fan.

Also playing a ton of other games right now - More at one time than I have in years - but I will wait to talk about them once I finish them all.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 24, 2010, 01:21:09 pm
Quote from: "Ulala5"
Mafia 2, it's a nice game and i'm having a lot of fun stealing cars and rides around Empire City. Just let me say, people over there rides worst than me

Ah, I loved Mafia 2! Try to keep some of the classic cars from early in the game because they become really rare as you move into later time periods. Great storyline and atmosphere too.

Last few days I haven't been playing much at all, but I hope to start Vanquish this weekend.

EDIT: Oh yeah, almost forgot! I played the demo of Fist of hte North Star because it looke a little like God Hand... I didn't like it much though. The combat felt really slow and jerky compared to God Hand's fast paced action and it just felt overall a bit off. I might give it another go soon, but I didn't like it as much as I'd hoped.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 24, 2010, 02:46:54 pm
Just played Crazy Taxi for XBLA. Ouch, a pretty bad port, I have to admit.

Sonic Adventure was OK, but this one.

While lack of Offspring and Bad Religion can be distracting I wouldn't call it game breaking... however...

Some of the major issues here are staggering, the voices of the passengers are muffled and lowered, which is weird.

Also, does this game feel much difficult? I was honestly trying my best and all I could pull off was a Class A license.

I can play CT on the Pc with the Keyboard and get a class S license easy.

Man, this is the sloppiest port in the history of sloppy ports.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 24, 2010, 05:06:01 pm
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.
I can't get over how awesome this game is!
I've sunk hours into it without even realizing. Wow, just wow.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on November 24, 2010, 06:03:01 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Ulala5"
Mafia 2, it's a nice game and i'm having a lot of fun stealing cars and rides around Empire City. Just let me say, people over there rides worst than me

Ah, I loved Mafia 2! Try to keep some of the classic cars from early in the game because they become really rare as you move into later time periods. Great storyline and atmosphere too.

Yup i did it, but actually you can keep just 4 cars at Joe's :( anyway i like a lot also the "new" cars, very Back to the Future style  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 24, 2010, 06:53:18 pm
You know, Tales of Vesperia is such a nice game, but why does this game sometimes goes to great lenghts to spoil my enjoyment?

I really hate the fact that if you die, it's an automatic game over, it's not a big deal in most cases, but when you have to sit through one or two scenes full of dialogue, it can get a little frustrating.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 24, 2010, 09:46:05 pm
Played some more Sly 2. Much bigger game than the first. There's also a lot more emphasis put on stealth.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on November 24, 2010, 09:57:44 pm
There is.

I got Joe Danger and Deathspank on PSN. I had 5 dollars left over on my wallet and was GOING to get Bomberman Ultra, but I found out there is a new one coming out. I will wait it out. So I got Gunstar Heroes, which I totally forgot I was waiting to purchase when I had extra 5.

Might get Splosion Man on XBLA. Its on Sale. Is that only for Gold members?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 25, 2010, 01:49:59 am
Quote from: "Ulala5"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "Ulala5"
Mafia 2, it's a nice game and i'm having a lot of fun stealing cars and rides around Empire City. Just let me say, people over there rides worst than me

Ah, I loved Mafia 2! Try to keep some of the classic cars from early in the game because they become really rare as you move into later time periods. Great storyline and atmosphere too.

Yup i did it, but actually you can keep just 4 cars at Joe's :( anyway i like a lot also the "new" cars, very Back to the Future style  :mrgreen:

Yeah, the 1950s styled cars are beautiful too. The whole game is fantastic, I love the way it goes through so many time periods with their own great style and atmosphere.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 25, 2010, 02:31:52 am
Just played FOTNS Demo again and ... I liked it this time!
Last time i only did the boss fight level which was a bit lame, but playing the extended demo was pretty fun. It's no God Hand or Bayoentta, but it's a fun little brawler.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 26, 2010, 12:46:46 am
Some MGS: Peace Walker, some Sly 2, some Pac-Man CEDX, and some Ridge Racer 7. It's been a fun night.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on November 26, 2010, 02:15:43 am
Joe Danger is seriously addicting.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 26, 2010, 05:51:53 pm
I had plenty of play time today.

First I kept on playing Tales of Vesperia.

Looking good thus far, I'm sure I'm almost at the end, because there's really not much more to go. But again, like RPGs I like, I'm already getting that feeling that is going to be over.

Also played a few Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing online matches.

Then I tried a game that I've been interested in playing, Ben 10 Alien Force. Vilgax Attacks.

The game's not bad, but D3 Publisher clearly makes some of the worse game manuals I have ever seen. This one has the control description and that's it. No gameplay details, no enemie data, nothing. Just a controller description.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 26, 2010, 11:10:18 pm
I have beaten Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Toughest (but still fun) levels in the series, and a couple tough boss fights, but nothing like those King K. Rool fights.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fluffymoochicken on November 27, 2010, 01:43:59 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
I have beaten Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Toughest (but still fun) levels in the series, and a couple tough boss fights, but nothing like those King K. Rool fights.
I wish video stores still existed around my area. I'd love to give this game a shot, but I'm not willing to drop $50 on it right now... =(
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on November 28, 2010, 10:01:00 am
I'm totally loving Viking on the 360! It's right up my alley. Simple concept, action/adventure gameplay, classic combat, magic powers. Great game!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on November 28, 2010, 05:14:36 pm
Viking is awesome, right? It has flaws, but there is a reason it was on my list of favorite 360 games. Glad you liked it.

Playing Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (trying to beat it to return it to Gamestop~!!!!) and Panzer Dragoon Saga - Awesome jawesome still.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on November 29, 2010, 01:43:21 am
I haven't started Panzer Dragoon Saga yet. I think I'm going to set aside some time this Christmas Holidays (Even though I only get like, a week) to play through it and no other games, similar to how I did the full Shining Force III trilogy Last year. It was fucking glorious.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on November 29, 2010, 08:40:31 am
I beat Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Story BLAH, kinda boring platforming. Anyway, I got almost all the trophies without trying. I only needed 3. (Kill 50 people in a row without being hit, jump on 30 people's heads in a row without falling aaaaaaaaaand find all the sarcophagus).

Maybe I will go back and do the rest, or I will whine about it later.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 29, 2010, 10:37:56 am
I finished getting all the K-O-N-G letters in DKC Returns, and beat all of the extra levels.  A couple hundred lives wasted.
There are some pretty crazy barrel blasting levels in there.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 29, 2010, 06:13:06 pm
Tales of Vesperia

Damn, this RPG just keeps getting better and better. I think that it's very close to being my favorite RPG this generation. It's almost time to move over Lost Odyssey.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sloth_26XX on November 29, 2010, 08:29:05 pm
I'm busy level grinding on Valkyria Chronicles 2. The game is like a drug, I can't seem leave it alone for too long.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on November 30, 2010, 06:15:09 am
Quote from: "Sloth_26XX"
I'm busy level grinding on Valkyria Chronicles 2. The game is like a drug, I can't seem leave it alone for too long.
You have all my understanding, it's like "ok i do the last mission now, save and quit" and after an hour you're still there making money to buy stuff for the tank =/
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on November 30, 2010, 02:27:07 pm
I picked up Rock Band 3 and a keyboard.
I've spent most of my time in the Pro Keys trainer though.

Having zero experience with a piano, it is really tough. I find the hardest part is keeping track of where my hand is on the thing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on November 30, 2010, 03:57:09 pm
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.

I cannot believe how much they have added and improved in a year.
I prefer the game being in one huge city instead of a bunch of smaller ones.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on November 30, 2010, 04:44:12 pm
I got an AWESOME license on Crazy Taxi XBLA. It felt so good.

And I keep playing that Tales of Vesperia game. I'm almost done.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 01, 2010, 09:40:00 am
More MGS: Peace Walker.
Really enjoying this one. The army building is so much more fun, and deeper than in Portable Ops.  The story's really good so far too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 02, 2010, 08:00:04 am
Got Platinum on Prince of Persia, gamestop trip tomorrow. Might get Super Street Fighter 4.

Also, still has mee at 53%, yet before (See my card, I have 777 trophies) now I have 93something, makes no sense.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 02, 2010, 10:42:00 pm
Well, traded in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. What did I get? Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

In before Sanus talks about how its a disgrace to the series because the women are all of a sudden slutty.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on December 03, 2010, 11:39:43 am
Quote from: "George"
Well, traded in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. What did I get? Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

In before Sanus talks about how its a disgrace to the series because the women are all of a sudden slutty.

It is not because they are slutty, the fact they are playable at all bugged me. It is the same problem everyone used to have with Sonic games, Ninja Gaiden is supposed to be about Ryu. If they wanted to do something else then they should make a spinoff or at least make the other characters optional, and not so gimped and randomly in the story out of nowhere.

There is a lot I can complain about that release, but we can be here all day. I hope you enjoy it regardless! You are not as big of a nerd to the series, so I assume you will.

---

As for what I am playing... A ton of stuff.

Earthworm Jim HD - It was 400 msp for the week, so I had to get it! Very good new release of one of my favorite games growing up, they actually improved a lot of things and added a very impressive multiplayer mode that actually works wonderfully. I only have very minor complaints, and most of those come from the core game itself.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle - Pretty much the best example I can think of that is everything wrong with the Japanese game industry. It is really flashy, but almost all of the fun comes from the style and what the characters are doing, not really how it plays. Great music, but it should have just been a cartoon instead. Not a terrible game by any means (though it might literally have the worst 3D camera ever), but I was mostly disappointed with the length... I beat it in like 6 hours. Seriously, what the Hell is with short as shit Wii games?!

Sonic Colors - Pretty sure everyone here already knows my feelings on this. I like it a lot, but it does not really feel like a Sonic game. It might be my favorite Wii game, so that is pretty cool I guess! I will try and get all of the red rings, but I cannot see myself getting all S ranks.

Crazy Taxi - I have been addicted to this game again. I have not really gotten into it this much in almost ten years, having a ton of fun. Dreamcast version is the way to go, but the XBLA/PSN release is not as horrible as I may have let it on to seem.

DeathSmiles - Okay, I randomly saw this game that I know was going to be a limited release for super cheap, so I picked it up on hopes of just selling it later for more money. I have never liked shmups outside of Ikaruga and Trouble Shooter, but this game just blows my mind. I am not really sure what to say about it, everything about it is outstanding, far too much details in just the basic gameplay to describe here. If Halo Reach did not exist this might be my favorite game of the year. I think this game does to shmups what Bayonetta did for action games. Just like Bayonetta, I will never be able to truly master it, but that is fine because it is just so much fun I barely care...

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Guwange - It is an XBLA game by the creators of DeathSmiles, so I had to pick it up. Obviously nowhere near as good, but a damn fine game for sure. I love the style, even if it is a bit too 'serious'. If this is ever the Deal of the Week I am going to bug people here to pick it up.

The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 - I am not sure if anyone here remembers, but I only just this year got to play the original Soul Reaver and absolutely fell in love with it and consider the game one of my favorites of all time now. I only just yesterday started the sequel, but so far it is good. Does not start off as good as the original and is very VERY story heavy. I have never seen so much talking in a platformer in my life, but this is literally the best voice work I have ever heard in a game, so it is not an issue.

Almost all of the changes seem like improvements, but I kind of prefer them the way they were. Still seems very solid so far and very ahead of it's time. The music is honestly some of the creepiest I have ever heard in a game and I love how "Laid back" the pacing is overall. Looking forward to all the free time I have coming up soon to just sit back and play this one for hours.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 03, 2010, 12:00:48 pm
Good job beating No More Heroes 2 that fast. I think it took me around 11 hours or so to get through it. That boss in the cabin gave me a lot of trouble.

Only a few story missions to go in MGS: Peace Walker. I haven't hit that crazy difficulty spike that all the reviews mentioned yet.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 03, 2010, 03:59:45 pm
EarthWorm Jim HD for 400 Points? Sign me up! I may fold and get Crazy Taxi as well.

Also I'd heard of Deathsmiles but never played it, I don't think it's arrived in Australia yet, but I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Anyway, I played GoldenEye again today, the secondary objectives just piss me right off. It's not that they are particularly hard, but if you miss a collectible at the beginning of the level you cannot go back and get it, meaning you fail the entire mission and have to start all over again. Supremely annoying. Apart from that it's pretty good though.

I finished Fallout New Vegas last week and it was fucking outstanding. Love the game, and I've already started a second playthrough with a completely different character. My first was a smooth talking (100 Speech) gunslinger who could sneak and break into just about anywhere. Now I'm playing a musclebound meathead who likes to hit people with sledgehammers and throw sticks of dynamite. I think I'm going to join Ceaser's Legion so I can get my hands on some Chainsaws and Throwing Spears.

Still been playing Vanquish as well, although I haven't played that since last week pretty much, will get back into it today.

EDIT: ALSO! Been playing some Assassin's Creed Multiplayer with friends from work. Really fun game, and it works so well online. It's really awesome trying to figure out who's following you and trying to stalk someone without arousing suspicion.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 03, 2010, 04:51:00 pm
UNO Is up on PSN for 1 buck. Issue? You can't buy something for a dollar, you need to spend 5 dollars at least. Siege Pack + Uno seems like a good combo.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 03, 2010, 10:56:03 pm
Just beat the second-last boss fight in Peace Walker. The one that's complained about so much in reviews.
It was pretty tough, but I managed to get it on my first try. Granted, that first try lasted 55 minutes. Very tense.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 01:04:06 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "George"
Well, traded in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. What did I get? Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

In before Sanus talks about how its a disgrace to the series because the women are all of a sudden slutty.

It is not because they are slutty, the fact they are playable at all bugged me. It is the same problem everyone used to have with Sonic games, Ninja Gaiden is supposed to be about Ryu. If they wanted to do something else then they should make a spinoff or at least make the other characters optional, and not so gimped and randomly in the story out of nowhere.

There is a lot I can complain about that release, but we can be here all day. I hope you enjoy it regardless! You are not as big of a nerd to the series, so I assume you will.
I like it so far. I guess its because I wanted something different from Ninja Gaiden II, I already beat that game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 04, 2010, 01:11:03 am
Just finished EarthWorm Jim HD. On Normal. And it was still hard. Might try an Original Difficulty playthrough sometime.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 04, 2010, 09:04:56 am
I beat the main story on MGS: Peace Walker. Some of the extra missions seem to be doing a bit of an epilogue, so I'm still playing :D.

Fantastic game. Probably my second favourite in the series following MGS3: Subsistence.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 10:10:55 am
DeathSpank is actually really addicting. $7.50 well spent.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 04, 2010, 08:26:08 pm
Extra Ops in Peace Walker.
Hold up 7 guys with a banana......I shit you not.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CrazyT on December 04, 2010, 09:19:48 pm
Golden sun: Dark dawn on my DS
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 04, 2010, 09:26:02 pm
Hey thread, I'm not stupid!!!

Playing Just Cause 2, picked it up for the low low price of 17.99 at GameStop. Awesome game, though I'm currently at a protect mission that is rather annoying. I keep running out of ammo. :P Still, lots of fun. Reminds me of Tenchu with the grappling hook, and the island is HUGE.

Sure I have a lot of games that are still unfinished, but JC2 looks to be one of those games that I don't mind never finishing. As long as I explore all of the island I'll be satisfied.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on December 05, 2010, 12:58:41 pm
Man, I had one of the toughest boss battles in the entire game!

That game is Tales of Vesperia.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 05, 2010, 11:55:43 pm
Rounding the 30 hour mark in Peace Walker. It's worth noting that I beat the main story in less than 20.
I can't think of that many games that I keep on playing after I beat them. So much content. It's even got these tape recordings from characters that fill in all sorts of back story bits.
I think it'd be fantastic if they made a Metal Gear game that's about The Boss in WWII.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 06, 2010, 07:25:35 am
Playing Just Cause 2 and I'm loving it!

I sorta wish that I bought this at full price rather than Red Dead Redemption. There are just so many awesome things about JC2: The massive island to explore, how easy it is to pick up and drop missions, how even dicking around actually advances your progress in the game. Unlike GTA and RDR, JC2 wants you to cause as much chaos as possible. Rather than fearing the police or sheriffs, it's welcomed when the Panau Island military arrive. I don't think I've had this much fun just exploring a game's world since Jet Set Radio Future. Oh yeah, and the grappling hook/parachute combo is genius.

Also have been playing Viking: Battle for Asgard, Sharky was interested in my thoughts on it so I'll share a few. I'm really enjoying the simplicity of the game, such as how areas that need to be conquered are under rain and dark skies, and liberating them brings sunshine. It's a cool touch. I think it's a real shame that games like Viking and Just Cause 2 get flack for not having a engrossing plot, really what's wrong with a game clearly setting up the good guys and bad guys and then just lets you have at it?

It's satisfying to free soldiers and watch them duke it out with enemies. Combat is how I'd imagine a 3D Golden Axe to play (okay, so I know there IS a 3D Golden Axe but you get what I mean). Still have a lot more to play, but I like the gameplay and graphics thus far.  8-)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on December 06, 2010, 02:36:20 pm
Glad you are liking Viking! It was rushed so a lot of content was cut, but it is one of my favorite games this gen honestly. Loved how just five minutes into the game you know what you have to do the rest of the game, reminds me of classic adventure games.

---

I spent a lot of time with The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 and... It is really not very good. It was an earlier PlayStation 2 game so the quality is similar to all of those, which is understandable considering how awkward the hardware was to develop with. My main issue comes from how they literally ignored the most original and unique features from the first game and replaced them with stuff like a much larger emphasis on combat... Terrible combat of all things.

It also has one of the largest spikes in difficulty I have EVER seen in a game. It goes from being piss easy for like 5 hours then becomes one of the hardest platformers I have ever seen - Mainly because of the shitty combat.

I still enjoyed it, but it is such a lame sequel and throws away basically everything that made the original game unique and brilliant, but the art, music and especially the story/voice acting were excellent. So much so it makes all of the issues easy to ignore. If Soul Reaver 3 was announced tomorrow I would certainly freak out and hype the shit out of it.

Might be picking up The Legacy of Kain: Defiance, the most recent game in the series soon. Not sure, it seems like it loses even more of what made the first Soul Reaver outstanding...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on December 06, 2010, 02:43:11 pm
Almost completed Assassin's creed brotherhood- awesome, and the multiplayer is genius, I'll be playing it for some time.
I'll have to as I lose my job on Friday!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 07, 2010, 12:14:57 am
I got the "true" ending in MGS: Peace Walker, and decided it was finally time to play through the MSX version of Metal Gear that came with MGS3.

It's pretty fun so far. Lots of backtracking, and a bit clunky, but still fun. I think the music's the most impressive thing about it so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 07, 2010, 01:22:14 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
I spent a lot of time with The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 and... It is really not very good. It was an earlier PlayStation 2 game so the quality is similar to all of those, which is understandable considering how awkward the hardware was to develop with. My main issue comes from how they literally ignored the most original and unique features from the first game and replaced them with stuff like a much larger emphasis on combat... Terrible combat of all things.

It also has one of the largest spikes in difficulty I have EVER seen in a game. It goes from being piss easy for like 5 hours then becomes one of the hardest platformers I have ever seen - Mainly because of the shitty combat.

I still enjoyed it, but it is such a lame sequel and throws away basically everything that made the original game unique and brilliant, but the art, music and especially the story/voice acting were excellent. So much so it makes all of the issues easy to ignore. If Soul Reaver 3 was announced tomorrow I would certainly freak out and hype the shit out of it.

Might be picking up The Legacy of Kain: Defiance, the most recent game in the series soon. Not sure, it seems like it loses even more of what made the first Soul Reaver outstanding...

You just reminded me that I still want to play the original on Dreamcast. I'll have to look for a copy on eBay.

Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Almost completed Assassin's creed brotherhood- awesome, and the multiplayer is genius, I'll be playing it for some time.
I'll have to as I lose my job on Friday!

I haven't played the single player yet since I've been playing Vanquish, but the multiplayer is excellent! I'm really looking forward to this one after how much I loved AC2.

And yes, increased gaming time is one of the benefits of unemployment. Don't get used to it, I'm sure you'll have a new job soon.  8-)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 07, 2010, 03:13:39 pm
I have had Infamous sitting around for like.. a year. I swear. So I put it in today and started playing it. The story is actually really cool and the platforming is awesome. I spent 3 hours last night just climbing around looking for shards.

Some stuff annoys me, like the bad/good isn't really well told. Like I do a mission, then I still get evil rating. Like I saved a hospital from Reapers, yet I get bad karma? Fuck.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 07, 2010, 04:21:31 pm
I didn't really miss with the good/bad thing much in inFamous. Great game though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on December 08, 2010, 08:25:09 am
Quote from: "George"
I have had Infamous sitting around for like.. a year. I swear. So I put it in today and started playing it. The story is actually really cool and the platforming is awesome. I spent 3 hours last night just climbing around looking for shards.

Some stuff annoys me, like the bad/good isn't really well told. Like I do a mission, then I still get evil rating. Like I saved a hospital from Reapers, yet I get bad karma? Fuck.


It's a pretty easy platinum (except finding all the blast shards) and is very fun too.
I'll suggest you playthrough as a good guy for the first playthrough on normal, then evil on your hard playthrough.
Start working on your stunts early too, they get harder to complete the later you leave them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 08, 2010, 09:23:08 am
Some of those stunts were ridiculously hard to pull off :(.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 08, 2010, 10:41:52 am
I don't get them at all. I will look at them tonight while I'm off collecting blast shards.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on December 08, 2010, 10:53:09 am
More Tales of Vesperia.

Can't wait to finish this off so I can move on to Vanquish!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 08, 2010, 01:03:50 pm
This is what I WISH I was playing: http://www.bwone.com/gameparks-gp2x-caanoo-review/ (http://www.bwone.com/gameparks-gp2x-caanoo-review/)

(http://http://static.letsbuyit.com/filer/images/uk/products/original/244/78/gp2x-caanoo-game-system-black-24478371.jpeg)

I wish I knew sooner that the GP2X had a new handheld! I was very close to buying the Wiz, but the Caanoo looks to be much better. THis may just be the christmas present for myself...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 08, 2010, 01:36:09 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
This is what I WISH I was playing: http://www.bwone.com/gameparks-gp2x-caanoo-review/ (http://www.bwone.com/gameparks-gp2x-caanoo-review/)

(http://http://static.letsbuyit.com/filer/images/uk/products/original/244/78/gp2x-caanoo-game-system-black-24478371.jpeg)

I wish I knew sooner that the GP2X had a new handheld! I was very close to buying the Wiz, but the Caanoo looks to be much better. THis may just be the christmas present for myself...

You might be interested in a pandora as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_(console (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_(console))

The Wiz has been an excellent console for me, and these two look much more powerful. I would definitely reccommend picking it up and having a huge library of games ready to play on the go.

EDIT: Almost forgot, this website is going to be your handheld's best friend.
http://www.openhandhelds.org/ (http://www.openhandhelds.org/)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 08, 2010, 04:34:59 pm
Quote from: "George"
I don't get them at all. I will look at them tonight while I'm off collecting blast shards.

I used a youtube video for tips.  There are a couple that can be pretty tough to figure out. Best to do them as soon as you can, because enemies can get tough to find later on in the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 08, 2010, 05:38:24 pm
Will do, I'm in 12.. just playing regular. So I shouldn't have too much of an issue.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 08, 2010, 08:39:31 pm
Playing some more Sly 3. Getting pretty close to the end. I'm trying to see just how many games I can beat this year.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 09, 2010, 07:34:48 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
You might be interested in a pandora as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_(console (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_(console))

The Wiz has been an excellent console for me, and these two look much more powerful. I would definitely reccommend picking it up and having a huge library of games ready to play on the go.

EDIT: Almost forgot, this website is going to be your handheld's best friend.
http://www.openhandhelds.org/ (http://www.openhandhelds.org/)

Thanks for the links and the tips! I think I'll be getting the Caanoo. pandora looks great, however I'd rather spend that sorta money on a new digital camera or a new iPod Touch (I currently have the first gen model). Looking forward to loading up a 32gb card with every single Mega Drive and Genesis game ever made! Also, It'll make for a great alternative to buying a Neo Geo Pocket Color, which I've always wanted to get.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 09, 2010, 07:06:48 pm
Just beat the MSX version of Metal Gear. Way too much backtracking, but otherwise really good.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 10, 2010, 02:17:26 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
You might be interested in a pandora as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_(console (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_(console))

The Wiz has been an excellent console for me, and these two look much more powerful. I would definitely reccommend picking it up and having a huge library of games ready to play on the go.

EDIT: Almost forgot, this website is going to be your handheld's best friend.
http://www.openhandhelds.org/ (http://www.openhandhelds.org/)

Thanks for the links and the tips! I think I'll be getting the Caanoo. pandora looks great, however I'd rather spend that sorta money on a new digital camera or a new iPod Touch (I currently have the first gen model). Looking forward to loading up a 32gb card with every single Mega Drive and Genesis game ever made! Also, It'll make for a great alternative to buying a Neo Geo Pocket Color, which I've always wanted to get.

Dude, you could probably fit every mega-drive and genesis game ever made AND every master system game ever made on a 1GB card, no need to spend big :p

Then again, you should keep that 32GB card to put on music/video and arcade games.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 10, 2010, 03:17:43 pm
I started up Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.

Lots of improvements over the first title. It's got the introduction of the radar, the ability to hide under objects, the different levels of alert status, etc...
The story bits seem to be a lot more frequent too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 10, 2010, 08:38:37 pm
Got the 'Joe's Adventure' Mafia 2 DLC.

I just had an awesome car chase over a frozen lake, took care of a stool pigeon and stole his pink cadillac, then as I got in the car to drive off Joe starts going 'Ba dum de da de dum' and singing along with "I've got a pocket full of dreams" playing on the radio.

I just remembered why I loved this game so much.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on December 13, 2010, 02:56:40 pm
Finished Tales of Vesperia. Now I kinda feel empty.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 13, 2010, 10:00:18 pm
I beat Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.
Huge improvements over the first game. Still a bit too much back tracking, but at least the game adds in some shortcuts, and streamlines the inventory a bit.

The story was exceptionally well done. I think that if this was released on Genesis or SNES, it would've had a huge following by today.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 14, 2010, 09:37:46 am
I finally managed to beat the last boss in Dissidia: Final Fantasy.
I had to get my character up to level 73 to finally pull it off o_O.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 15, 2010, 01:44:48 pm
The Caanoo was delivered today! I'll probably pick up a 4GB or 8GB card and hold off on the 32. No need to go crazy... yet. :D

I've been playing the new mini games that were added to Kinect Sports and they are a lot of fun! Theres this cool Space Invaders-like bowling game where the pins move towards you and the other cool mini game is a volleyball one where you hit fruit as it flies over the net and avoid bombs. It seems the most fun I've had with kinect is when they move away from real world stuff and go for wacky games.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on December 17, 2010, 05:49:04 pm
About 30 minutes of Vanquish. Now I feel a whole lot better with this game!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 17, 2010, 06:58:03 pm
Still playing Mafia 2: Joe's Adventure. I really like the wacky missions in this, there was a 'Speed' style mission where you need to keep a car above 35 MPH across the city, and there was even one in a hot-rod hearse with no brakes.

Apart from that, still working on my Ceaser's Legion playthrough of Fallout New Vegas. I just killed the drug-fiend named Motor-Runner and took his fusion powered chainsaw.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 21, 2010, 07:30:14 am
Playing Snatcher (SEGA CD, obviously) on the Caanoo. Great game! Graphics and sounds are awesome, great sprite animation. The Metal Gear reference was pretty funny. I assume then that Snatcher and Metal Gear occur in the same universe.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 21, 2010, 09:29:10 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Playing Snatcher (SEGA CD, obviously) on the Caanoo. Great game! Graphics and sounds are awesome, great sprite animation. The Metal Gear reference was pretty funny. I assume then that Snatcher and Metal Gear occur in the same universe.

Have you played it before?
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake has a reference to Snatcher as well, so I think you're probably right about the same universe thing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 21, 2010, 09:59:22 am
I've never played it before. It's really impressive for the SEGA CD! Looking forward to receiving my Caanoo video out cables so I can enjoy the game on a TV screen.

The violence is so freakin' 90's, I love it!
(http://http://www.sega-16.com/review_images/1199/act121.gif)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 21, 2010, 11:57:34 am
It's one of my all time favourites.
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 21, 2010, 01:24:09 pm
*Adds Snatcher to list of games to play*

Also, with regards to MGS/Snatcher correlation, I heard something about a robot assistant in Snatcher that was meant to be a prototype Metal Gear?

As for what I'm playing, I've been playing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit the last few days. It's pretty fun, and playing as a cop really reminds me of the classic Chase HQ game. Playing online is fun too, but the lag can make things a bit weird/frustrating as you don't get a second chance if you've been wrecked.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 21, 2010, 01:36:30 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
*Adds Snatcher to list of games to play*

Also, with regards to MGS/Snatcher correlation, I heard something about a robot assistant in Snatcher that was meant to be a prototype Metal Gear?

From what I remember, the engineer who built the Metal Gear assistant in Snatcher said he based the designs from a machine built in the late 20th century, though the engineer said his design is far friendlier than the original Metal Gear.  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 21, 2010, 02:37:36 pm
Snatcher happens a lot later on than Metal Gear.  There's a computer in Snatcher that has an encyclopedia of sorts. It gives the history of the whole world, and references a few names from the Metal Gear series as well.

This is a bit of spoiler for Metal Gear 2 on the MSX, but:
[spoiler:1rg2e643]Big Boss' survival of the fight at the end of the first game is explained as him being a participant in the Snatcher project.  He's basically a cyborg when you fight him the second time.[/spoiler:1rg2e643]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on December 21, 2010, 03:15:20 pm
Fable 3, bought the special edition for the same price as the normale one. Looks like the second one but i like it anyway and i like that you can come back to the chamber anytime you want to customize your character, dog and weapon. Go kicks chickens!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on December 21, 2010, 07:05:04 pm
(http://http://i54.tinypic.com/aotl6o.jpg)

My face after playing two more hours of Vanquish!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on December 21, 2010, 11:27:11 pm
The Hell is wrong with this community? Most of you have not even played Snatcher? Fuck... It is comparable to Shenmue in brilliant brilliance of epicness. In some ways it is even better, Shenmue never gave me the excellent recipe for Neo Kobe Pizza.

Have not been playing games anywhere near as much as I was a few weeks back, though I have been able to turn on the Xbox 360 every other day for a few rounds on Crazy Taxi and the like. I did also pick up AfterBurner Climax on the half off sale for the XBLA, and I like it more than I thought I would, really great fun (I think the series is easily AM2's weakest by a lot, so that says so much from me). The EX options are literally the coolest things I have ever seen in a downloadable title and should be in every game ever. Seriously.

I started up a second playthrough of Vanquish awhile back... Bad idea. It is frickin' hard! Once I get into it I can have a really good time, but every time I die it usually seems for some kind of shitty reason. Bleh.

And I really cannot stress just how brilliant a game DeathSmiles is. I never thought I could enjoy a shmup this much. The art of the game really also might be the most awkward thing I own, and has given me numerous weird looks and questions, but I honestly could not care anymore, it is just too much fun. BRB going to beat it a 50th time.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on December 22, 2010, 02:16:00 am
What is it about Deathsmiles specifically that is so embarrasing?

And yeah, I never played Snatcher, I'm ashamed.
Slightly more on topic, I was considering buying Dead Money for New Vegas, but it looks like it's kinda...weird. If it were like Broken Steel or Point Lookout for Fallout 3 I would get it in a heartbeat, but it looks like it's all set in one Casino and has some weird team play aspect. I'mma wait and see.

I've also decided that since I have a week of holidays coming up, I'm going to start (and try to finish) Panzer Dragoon Saga finally. I'll start after Christmas.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 22, 2010, 07:32:15 am
Considering Snatcher sells for $150 and the only english language version is on the SEGA CD, I can understand not a lot of people playing it. I've held off playing emulated games on my computer because I just can't get into a game on a computer. I'd much prefer a controller and a couch. Though since the GP2X emulates the SEGA CD like a dream, and Snatcher is a great on-the-go game, I'm finally tearing into it.

Oh yeah, and I'm totally seconding the EX options in AfterBurner Climax. So freakin fun to play around with those!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 22, 2010, 07:43:44 am
I just beat Last Window: The Secret of Cape West. Really great follow up to on of my favourite DS games (Hotel Dusk). Well worth importing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on December 22, 2010, 12:59:00 pm
Oh I forgot to mention Earthworm Jim HD's multiplayer mode. It is actually very good and quite impressive! The levels can run a bit long, but overall they are very well designed and are major fun for 2, 3 or 4 players. It is actually comparable to the main game in overall length even, very cool.

Quote from: "MadeManG74"
What is it about Deathsmiles specifically that is so embarrasing?

(http://http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=69&pictureid=14571)

This is the North American boxart. Really awkward because it can totally scare off a lot of people, what is even weirder is that none of the characters even do anything like that.

Something I really love about the game though is how it uses all kinds of it's art in different places though. It is one of the very rare few set of games I have ever seen with original art on the cover, the manual, the game disc, the remixed soundtrack it comes with and everything else in the box. Really looks like they spent a lot of time working on it all. Especially after getting so many of SEGA's cheap ass cases do I appreciate it that much more.

Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Considering Snatcher sells for $150 and the only english language version is on the SEGA CD, I can understand not a lot of people playing it. I've held off playing emulated games on my computer because I just can't get into a game on a computer. I'd much prefer a controller and a couch. Though since the GP2X emulates the SEGA CD like a dream, and Snatcher is a great on-the-go game, I'm finally tearing into it.

Usually I see it well under $100, it goes for $60 and $70 all of the time. Do not confuse the holiday up-shift in prices.

The thing is, the game is just so easy to burn and play on the actual console that anyone is able to do it within half an hour of knowing the game exists. Not to mention how easy it is to emulate on even the weakest known hardware.

It really is an absolute must play on the actual SEGA CD though. Playing it at night with the Konami Justifier hooked into the second player port, always next to you because at any moment Snatchers can jump out of the shadows and attack you in real time... Absolutely brilliant experience that no other game I know of has ever been able to even come close to.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on December 23, 2010, 01:05:39 pm
Just finished Vanquish, game is epic win up, that is until you get to the last act and it's almost like Shinji Mikami walks up to you and slaps you in the face for having so much fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 23, 2010, 03:29:33 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
Just finished Vanquish, game is epic win up, that is until you get to the last act and it's almost like Shinji Mikami walks up to you and slaps you in the face for having so much fun.

Is that on the normal difficulty?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 03:38:34 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
Just finished Vanquish, game is epic win up, that is until you get to the last act and it's almost like Shinji Mikami walks up to you and slaps you in the face for having so much fun.
I felt that the game was cut short, didn't fight any of the real big Russia fags.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on December 25, 2010, 01:06:19 am
I'm past the half way point in Resistance: Fall of Man.
I don't know why I waited so long to play this one. Shooters aren't usually my thing (barring a few like: GoldenEye, Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, Halo 2), but I'm really, really enjoying it.
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Post by: George on December 25, 2010, 02:44:04 am
I liked Fall of Man, way better than the 2nd one imo.
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Post by: SOUP on December 25, 2010, 08:02:26 am
I picked up the second one the other day. Hopefully it isn't a big letdown.
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Post by: Sloth_26XX on December 25, 2010, 11:44:36 am
I'm currently playing SMT: Strange Journey.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on December 25, 2010, 12:38:04 pm
Inlaws are staying at my house (Which is white) so I'm just playing iPad games now.  Fruit Ninja HD and World of Goo.
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Post by: SOUP on December 27, 2010, 06:08:40 pm
Just beat Sonic Colors on the Wii. Fantastic game. I still wish there were a few more worlds in it.
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Post by: SOUP on December 27, 2010, 07:45:48 pm
I've started up Resistance 2. I've only beaten the prologue, and first chapter so far.
It's pretty impressive how much nicer it looks than the first game. The controls took a bit of getting used to, with so many functions getting moved around on the controller. It's a bit of a bummer that I can't carry more than 2 weapons at a time though :(.
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Post by: George on December 28, 2010, 12:07:45 pm
About to finish up inFamous. Just was busy with friends all day yesterday. After this going to start up Demons Souls and finish off Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (with its  grinding trophies)
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Post by: Monkeroony on December 28, 2010, 05:05:48 pm
Playing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.
This is more addictive than Burnout Paradise, I was put off by the demo but the full game is far more fun.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on December 28, 2010, 08:12:47 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"
Playing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.
This is more addictive than Burnout Paradise, I was put off by the demo but the full game is far more fun.

I've been playing that a lot recently too. I just hate the 'Rapid Response' and Time Trials. I wish they had more Hot Pursuit events rather than the hot lap challenges.
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Post by: George on December 29, 2010, 08:44:25 pm
So I beat inFamous the other day. The ending was pretty good, but was open note. Time to get the shards, side missions and other trophies lol.
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Post by: SOUP on December 29, 2010, 09:08:46 pm
Quote from: "George"
So I beat inFamous the other day. The ending was pretty good, but was open note. Time to get the shards, side missions and other trophies lol.

I got stuck with 1 shard remaining after combing the whole map for hours. Such a pain :(.

I just beat Resistance 2. I really enjoyed that one. They made a ton of improvements from the first game. There's more variety in the levels and enemies. The checkpoints are a lot better spaced out, and the graphics are such a huge leap over the first game, it's wild.

I'm really interested to see what happens story-wise in Resistance 3.
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Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on December 30, 2010, 12:14:06 am
I don't really focus playing one game at a time, I usually jump between games.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on December 30, 2010, 01:04:40 pm
I have lately been playing a lot of Gears of War 2 and Perfect Dark XBLA in co-op with Kogen pretty much every day for over a week now.

Man, I had no idea how much I liked these games. Horde mode is seriously fun enough with a group of people to keep me busy for months on end, and Perfect Dark is way better than I remember. I cannot believe how bad Perfect Dark Zero was, arrrghh.

I am kind of confused though. A lot of people here seem to hate the original Perfect Dark, but before that everyone I ever knew thought it was one of the best games ever. What gives? How can you even hate this game? It is EXACTLY like Austin Powers, I love how accidentally hilarious everything is.

And of course Phantasy Star IV, but I already went into great detail about that in another topic.

The Shadow Broker Mass Effect 2 DLC was on sale for like 80% off, so Orta forced me to get it. Problem is I never bought the game so it looks like it might be my next purchase. I am sure I will like it, but the demo really turned me off.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on December 30, 2010, 02:09:00 pm
Gears of War 2 is awesome fun in Horde mode.

I played a bit of Perfect Dark on XBLA, but didn't really enjoy it. I'm not saying it's bad, but I didn't really like the demo at all.
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Post by: SOUP on December 30, 2010, 03:45:12 pm
I was a big fan of Perfect Dark on the N64. My cousin and I set up some pretty epic multiplayer matches full of bots and sentry guns. Nothing like catching some poor sap with a remote rocket.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on December 31, 2010, 01:52:26 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
I played a bit of Perfect Dark on XBLA, but didn't really enjoy it. I'm not saying it's bad, but I didn't really like the demo at all.

I think it is one of those games you had to have played before games like Halo to really "Get", though with that said, Perfect Dark is really unique, only really comparable to GoldenEye 007 for obvious reasons. The difficulty is very unforgiving too, so I can understand if you did not like it for something like that. The controls are really outdated too and seem very strange compared to everything else on the market.

The content just blows my mind, it is not as smooth as many games now, but the stuff available is just crazy, much more advanced than many games coming out now still. Give it another try in the future if you can, forget everything you know about PDZ, it sucked just on the fact it ruined the Laptop Gun (In my opinion, one of the best FPS weapons of all time), and that was the least of it's problems.

Quote from: "SOUP"
I was a big fan of Perfect Dark on the N64. My cousin and I set up some pretty epic multiplayer matches full of bots and sentry guns. Nothing like catching some poor sap with a remote rocket.

Yeah! I remember spending hours just setting up those multiplayer options.

If you ever get an Xbox 360 be sure to pick up this release, the updates really help the game a lot, and every mode has online too.

Also, in the character creator thing, they obviously had to take out Miyamoto's head, but Peter Molyneux and a few other Microsoft employees are in! DEVELOPERS DEVLOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS!
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Post by: MadeManG74 on December 31, 2010, 02:14:45 am
^Yeah, I have played a bit of Perfect Dark when it was on N64, but I was more into GoldenEye. Not sure what it was that I didn't like about the demo, but I kinda just got turned off by it, even though at first I was really keen to get it.

I might give it a shot but- PETER MOLYNEUX IS IN THIS GAME!?
(http://http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa199/brandon39th/Funny/ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney.jpg)
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Post by: SOUP on December 31, 2010, 12:02:17 pm
I'll definitely pick it up whenever I get a 360.  I almost picked up one of the 4GB models on sale for really cheap, but decided against it when I saw just how much it was to buy the hard drive by itself.
It really blows that Microsoft doesn't just use laptop hard drives like Sony.
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Post by: George on December 31, 2010, 04:03:14 pm
Is there a way in InFamous to see how many shards I need and how long i traveled on train rails etc?
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Post by: MadeManG74 on December 31, 2010, 05:55:05 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
I'll definitely pick it up whenever I get a 360.  I almost picked up one of the 4GB models on sale for really cheap, but decided against it when I saw just how much it was to buy the hard drive by itself.
It really blows that Microsoft doesn't just use laptop hard drives like Sony.

If it's any help, you can use up to 16GB of USB stick memory as a memory unit for Xbox 360. I have two Xboxes so I use a 4GB USB stick to store my profile and sometimes saves so that  I can sign into either one and copy games and saves across. It's not a huge amount, but an extra 16GB that is portable comes in pretty handy.
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Post by: SOUP on December 31, 2010, 11:20:17 pm
Quote from: "George"
Is there a way in InFamous to see how many shards I need and how long i traveled on train rails etc?

I'm pretty sure it says in the save file how many blast shards you have. As far as the rails thing, you'll just have to keep it up until the trophy pops up.

@MadeMang:
Thanks for the tip. I've got a 16GB usb stick, but I use it for a bunch of other things.  The main thing I'd be using the 360 for would be XBLA titles and a few original Xbox games I have kicking around (JSR Future, Outrun 2, etc..)
I don't know if the backwards compatibility would work without the HDD, or if I'd have enough room for Rez HD, VOOT, and such.
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Post by: George on January 01, 2011, 12:07:26 am
I have a 2TB HDD now and I put on like 180gbs worth of stuff so far, when I wanted to save demos from the 360, it asked to reformat it to make it an xbox drive.

EH, 20gbs is enough for me.

So its not like GTA where you can check your scores for stuff like 'kills' 'headshots' 'kills on train' ... lame.

All trophies should have a meter on them to track progress. I hate the 'kill 1,000,000 people' and you don't know how far you are. That is what I like about Sega All Stars Racing... what I hated is that it has a 'protected save' and now I can't load it :( .
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Post by: SOUP on January 01, 2011, 12:44:00 am
Yeah, aside from the blast shards, it doesn't really let you see all the stats or anything.

The Rock Band games have been pretty good about showing you how close you are to attaining the trophies.

I've just finished off the second world in Super Meat Boy on PC. Steam had it on sale for like 3 bucks. Very tough game :-/
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Post by: George on January 01, 2011, 02:45:33 am
Yeah I got it too, on my 'big monitor' it runs laggy. I thought it was the game, so I lowered the res and it was my lame graphics on board card. Its really bad for 2-D games oddly....

I'll have to buy a new card.
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Post by: SOUP on January 01, 2011, 10:00:16 am
That's pretty unfortunate. It'd probably be damn near unplayable with any lag, seeing as how precise a lot of the sections are (the bosses are especially tough).
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Post by: George on January 01, 2011, 02:47:49 pm
Steam says there is an update for drivers. Will try it. I can play it smoothly, if i bump down the res.

The first boss reminded me of Sonic & Knuckles 3's boss, first one too... also badass music.
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Post by: nuckles87 on January 01, 2011, 04:35:25 pm
I've been playing Vanquish for the last week or so. I've also been getting back into handheld gaming. Been playing Mr. Driller, Pokemon Platinum, Ivy the Kiwi, and Sonic Rush on my DS. In short burts, mind you.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 01, 2011, 05:18:01 pm
Just finished NFS Hot Pursuit last night. I ended up enjoying this much more than I thought I would.
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Post by: SOUP on January 01, 2011, 09:33:12 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Just finished NFS Hot Pursuit last night. I ended up enjoying this much more than I thought I would.
Is there a decent amount of content? Like, comparable to Burnout: Paradise?
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 01, 2011, 10:14:45 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Just finished NFS Hot Pursuit last night. I ended up enjoying this much more than I thought I would.
Is there a decent amount of content? Like, comparable to Burnout: Paradise?

I haven't played Burnout Paradise, but the game was pretty long and had a bunch of events in it. There's not a whole lot of unlockable content though, most of the cars are easy to unlock and the arcadey nature of the game means that they don't really handle that differently anyway.
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Post by: SOUP on January 01, 2011, 11:43:42 pm
Fair enough. I'm definitely interested in picking it up, but probably once the price drops.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 02, 2011, 07:50:55 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Fair enough. I'm definitely interested in picking it up, but probably once the price drops.

The prices dropped pretty quick in Aus. I got mine at a super duper staff sale for $39 shortly after release (it was about $78 to $88 on release. I think even higher at full RRP), but even now you can get it for as little as $69 or so.
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Post by: SOUP on January 02, 2011, 08:04:05 am
It's around $69.99 here right now, which is about $10 over the usual MSRP for PS3/360 new releases. Being an EA game though, it's pretty much guaranteed to drop down to $19.99 in a few months.
Same with most games from SEGA, Capcom, and Ubisoft. I usually have a hard time paying full price when I know they'll be that cheap in less than a year.
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Post by: Ulala5 on January 02, 2011, 04:42:54 pm
I finally got Deadly Premonition and started to play it, surreal and funny just as i expected, can't wait to go on :D
It was from Illbleed on the DC that i didn't have so much fun with an absurd game like this. More low budget games k thnks.
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Post by: SOUP on January 03, 2011, 01:57:46 am
I just beat Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.
One of the things I enjoyed the most about Ninja Theory's previous game (Heavenly Sword) was the insane amount of polish. I can't really think of another game outside of Killzone 2 that had more impressive facial animations. Enslaved doesn't really have the same flawless presentation though.  Textures pop in, sound effects cut out randomly, and the camera can get a bit wonky at times (near the end it got stuck on a very far away shot making it pretty much impossible to see where to go next).  
Despite all that, I still really enjoyed the game. It had enough character and personality to keep me playing. Interesting ending too.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 03, 2011, 03:44:15 am
^It was a very fun game. I thought the voice acting in particular was very strong, but some of the dialogue was a bit naff (What the blue bloody hell was Pigsy getting at with the "You seem to have an Ice Cream on your head" line?)
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Post by: George on January 03, 2011, 05:28:08 am
Darksiders. Enjoying myself so far.
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Post by: SOUP on January 03, 2011, 10:46:47 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
^It was a very fun game. I thought the voice acting in particular was very strong, but some of the dialogue was a bit naff (What the blue bloody hell was Pigsy getting at with the "You seem to have an Ice Cream on your head" line?)

I think it was supposed to be a dig at the spiky hair, but didn't really make sense. Pigsy did come out with some weird stuff.
Have you tried out the DLC?
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on January 03, 2011, 02:41:15 pm
Playing through Sonic 3 & Knuckles on the Caanoo. Hadn't done this since, geez, late 90's? It's great though, because I can save the ROM file whenever. So if I f up and die a bunch, I jump back to my old save and continue with all the lives. Also, I've been saving just before blue spheres, in case I mess up I can just restart the mini game. Goal is to beat the game with Hyper Sonic.
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Post by: Hardware_Hank on January 03, 2011, 10:29:39 pm
WoW Cataclysm
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Post by: SOUP on January 03, 2011, 10:32:16 pm
I was planning on playing through Dead Rising 2 once I beat Enslaved, but it hasn't arrived from Amazon yet.
Instead of getting started on something big, I put some more time into Dragon Quest IX and Super Meat Boy.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 04, 2011, 02:05:47 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
^It was a very fun game. I thought the voice acting in particular was very strong, but some of the dialogue was a bit naff (What the blue bloody hell was Pigsy getting at with the "You seem to have an Ice Cream on your head" line?)

I think it was supposed to be a dig at the spiky hair, but didn't really make sense. Pigsy did come out with some weird stuff.
Have you tried out the DLC?

I haven't tried the DLC out, I actually only borrowed the game for a few weeks from a friend, so I don't have it anymore either  :cry:
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Post by: SOUP on January 04, 2011, 09:49:45 am
That's too bad. I think I might check it out, but wait for a sale on the PSN or something.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on January 04, 2011, 08:00:35 pm
Still playing through Sonic 3 & Knuckles on the Caanoo. When I completed Launch Base act 2 and went to Mushroom Hill act 1, I entered the secret door Knux closed and entered the underground emerald shrine. My three emeralds appeared on the shrine as darkened super emeralds, I touched one, completed a special stage and then earned a super emerald. Then I exited and resumed the game. Obviously I've done this before, but the whole thing felt really weird to me.

Sonic Retro explains it well: http://info.sonicretro.org/Special_Stag ... nuckles%29 (http://info.sonicretro.org/Special_Stage_%28Sonic_3_%26_Knuckles%29)

But it still seems quite complicated. I totally didn't understand all of that back in the 90's.
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Post by: SOUP on January 04, 2011, 11:29:07 pm
7 hours, over 1400 deaths, and I've finally reached the final boss in Super Meat Boy.
I ran into this one section that I really couldn't figure out how to get around, so I looked up a clip on youtube. I can pretty confidently say that there's very little chance I'll beat this game.  Most levels in the game are really tough, but only take about 30 seconds or less to beat when done correctly. This video showed a perfect run, that took over 2 minutes.  That's 2 minutes of hyper alertness, that I don't think I'm physically capable of.
Even if I made it through everything, and hit the last buzzsaw, I'm pretty sure I would have a legitimate breakdown.

The game's been tough, but fair up to this point. Now it's just gotten mean :(.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 05, 2011, 01:00:22 am
^That really sucks, putting a brick wall like that in right at the end.
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Post by: George on January 05, 2011, 03:46:29 am
Started up Resistance 2 again. That 'Resistance 2 vs. Halo Reach' Lens of Truth comparison made me want to 'see the game' again.

Yeah, game does not look as good as Halo Reach. Sorry. Some texture work is better, but overall... no.
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Post by: SOUP on January 05, 2011, 07:39:06 am
I'm sure Resistance 3 is going to look pretty stunning.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on January 05, 2011, 03:54:17 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
7 hours, over 1400 deaths, and I've finally reached the final boss in Super Meat Boy.
I ran into this one section that I really couldn't figure out how to get around, so I looked up a clip on youtube. I can pretty confidently say that there's very little chance I'll beat this game.  Most levels in the game are really tough, but only take about 30 seconds or less to beat when done correctly. This video showed a perfect run, that took over 2 minutes.  That's 2 minutes of hyper alertness, that I don't think I'm physically capable of.
Even if I made it through everything, and hit the last buzzsaw, I'm pretty sure I would have a legitimate breakdown.

The game's been tough, but fair up to this point. Now it's just gotten mean :(.

I know the section you are talking about, and it is very rough. You can continue right after the boss though! I think that last area took me about half an hour to beat, probably more.

However, I think you should try to beat it. I know it will be frustrating, but the only really really hard part is that first jump under and over the first saw, otherwise it is not TOO tough. I would say some of the earlier ones are harder.

When I finally beat that section I had a really warm feeling pass over me, almost as if I really accomplished something great.

But I would never ever attempt all of the "Beat this entire world without dying" achievements in the Steam version, that is just silly. Literally no one in the world have the last few, which says a lot with how popular the game is.

Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Still playing through Sonic 3 & Knuckles on the Caanoo. When I completed Launch Base act 2 and went to Mushroom Hill act 1, I entered the secret door Knux closed and entered the underground emerald shrine. My three emeralds appeared on the shrine as darkened super emeralds, I touched one, completed a special stage and then earned a super emerald. Then I exited and resumed the game. Obviously I've done this before, but the whole thing felt really weird to me.

I am really shocked with how big of a Sonic fan you are that you have not played through this game in over ten years.

The Super Emeralds were kind of a last minute thing, they are not really part of the "Story", neither are Hyper Sonic, Hyper Knuckles or Super Tails, they are all kind of an extra thing.

I highly suggest you beat the game without all of the emeralds first though, to see the extra images and different endings.

Beating the game with just Sonic will give you just a Sonic avatar on your save file, beating it with all of the chaos emeralds will give you a picture of Super Sonic, beating it with all of the Super Emeralds gives you a Hyper Sonic one, and then beating it all over again gives you an emblem of Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

I prefer to beat the game without the emeralds though, I think playing as Super or Hyper forms kind of sucks and ruins the fun. Never really knew why the fans wanted it back in the series so much...
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Post by: SOUP on January 05, 2011, 04:47:41 pm
I'll keep that in mind.
So there is a checkpoint then.... I guess that's not too bad. It'll still probably take me hours of repeated screw ups, but I guess I wont consider it impossible anymore.
Maybe I'll dedicate some time to it over the weekend or something.
Thanks for the info/confidence boost.
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Post by: SOUP on January 07, 2011, 01:05:37 am
I've just finished the second Zombrex mission in Dead Rising 2.
I'm enjoying the game so far, but it took two restarts before I started to get the hang of the whole time management/lack of retry bits.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on January 07, 2011, 01:17:56 am
I have played Mass Effect 2 for a couple of hours so far.

It is really boring and basically all of the RPG elements are gone or do not work anywhere near as good as before. The controls are weird and were both stupefied to work better in the market and some concepts are missing entirely. The cover system is barely workable at best and the way how items works now is just confusing the shit out of me.

I like some stuff, but most everything I hate. I think it is a bad sequel and regret getting it entirely.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 07, 2011, 01:27:26 am
^I disagree with just about everything you said. But oh well, to each his own.

Personally I thought Mass Effect 2 was one of the best games of 2010. I really enjoyed it greatly from start to finish.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on January 07, 2011, 01:47:31 am
I am surprised you and so many other people like it so much, I am not really sure what I am missing here, I generally enjoyed the first game a lot, even with it's flaws.

I mean, the cover system is really glitchy first off, it seems worse than the first one because of how the animation system works now, like how you cannot break reloading animations (very slow ones too). They also removed the feature to duck which is... So strange and stupid, like how some walls you get behind have corners you could get hit from, but would be able to avoid entirely if you could just squat a bit.

Where do I get weapons? I picked the Vanguard class mostly for the attack that sends you charging into the enemy fast, but that seems like a pretty stupid mistake already, almost all of my weapons are close range and are very hard to use right. Really would enjoy a sniper rifle.

This all feels like a normal action game with a lot of talking in it now. I honestly thought I would love that, but seriously almost everything that made it unique is gone now! There is not even a health system anymore, what is the point of calling it an RPG? I do not even feel on my toes with the fights, because they are always so predictable, either your weapon is out already before you reach the section or there are chest-high walls everywhere when no other sections are like that.

I cannot understand the universe map at all now. I like how it does not load in between menus, but seriously, how am I supposed to know where to go? The hub levels are freaking huge and the journal is no help.

Scanning for minerals is a complete joke now too. I know it was not the most exciting thing before, but I kind of liked it.

I could be here all night, basically I am pretty sure I hate the game.

Why did this get like 50 perfect scores? Opinions aside, there are all kinds of glitches everywhere!

EDIT: The game resets when your profile goes online. That is literally retarded. Not like it has any multiplayer or anything...
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Post by: max_cady on January 07, 2011, 01:01:39 pm
Got all the Chaos Emeralds in Sonic 4 and turned into Super Sonic. I came. You may now shut down the Internet.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 07, 2011, 03:20:16 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Mass Effect 2 Legitimate Complaints

I really wish I could give you some kind of argument here, but I haven't played this game in nearly a year.  While I remember a lot of it, I can't really comment enough on the specific complaints without playing it again soon.

All I know is, I never really had a lot of issues with the control or the setup. As for 'why call it an RPG', it still contains a lot of character and party customisation with regards to their skills, and even more variety in terms of the branching story.

Not to mention it carries over all the decisions and effects from the first game, the only other games I can think of that do that are Shining Force III trilogy and Shenmue II (And Shenners was only really for the items and levelling up as far as I could tell).
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Post by: max_cady on January 08, 2011, 06:25:06 pm
I was sorely dissapointed by the XBLA/PSN port of Marvel vs Capcom 2.

I was playing it this afternoon and can't help but to think how lacking it is. It was clearly designed for online multiplayer.

It doesn't feature the cool intro from the Dreamcast version and everything's unlocked from the start...

The graphic enchanments were nice. The backgrounds look a lot better, but the characters seem much more pixalated.

That's probably because of the HDTV and VGA connection and the fact that this an 11-year old game.

But this one people probably needed those Genesis Collection filters.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 08, 2011, 08:10:19 pm
^What were you expecting from the game though? There was never really much in the way of single player content anyway, apart from unlocking characters which was kinda fun at first, but just became a pain when you just wanted to play against other people and couldn't use every character.

In any event are you on Live or PSN? I don't think I have you on my friends list yet.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 09, 2011, 09:32:40 pm
I beat Dead Rising 2, and the overtime bit too.
I enjoyed the game more as I played it. The shooting controls were pretty annoying though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 10, 2011, 01:20:47 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
I beat Dead Rising 2, and the overtime bit too.
I enjoyed the game more as I played it. The shooting controls were pretty annoying though.

Yeah the shooting was always pretty weak in the DR games.

What was your favourite custom weapon? There were so many it's hard to choose. I liked the Plate Thrower, Defiler, and the Knife Gloves a whole lot.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 10, 2011, 02:32:49 am
Finished Castlevania: Lords of Shadow a few days ago. It was one of the most incredible games I've played recently. I really, really, enjoyed it.
Now I'm playing Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland, my favorite Harvest Moon game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 10, 2011, 10:32:44 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Yeah the shooting was always pretty weak in the DR games.

What was your favourite custom weapon? There were so many it's hard to choose. I liked the Plate Thrower, Defiler, and the Knife Gloves a whole lot.

I didn't really have too much time to mess around with weapons because I was trying really hard to save all the people/take out all the psychos I could. From what I did make, I liked the knife gloves for up close fighting, with the laser sword as a backup. I'd try to keep the paddle-saw on me as much as I could too. That thing had some pretty decent range, and did a number on most things that I'd run into.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 10, 2011, 01:26:07 pm
Paddle-Saw was great for crowd control, but was a bit too slow for bosses i found. The knife gloves and pole-weapon were probably the best weapons against bosses I found.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on January 10, 2011, 04:28:54 pm
Okay, so I have to admit. I was all wrong about Mass Effect 2.

It has issues, way less than the first if you look at the big picture, but overall this is one of the best games I have played this whole generation, seriously.

I was having issues with the gameplay at first, mostly because I was finding the combat overwhelming and I did not like some of the changes I saw from the first, but overall they are for the best I think.

I was getting sucked into the story first, and then the characters... The first one had very good characters, sure, but this cast has some of the best I can think of from any game. Everyone is lovable and extremely memorable in their own way (except maaaaaybe Jacob) and they all have their own problems, morals and dark sides. Except Tali, she is perfect.

The length is just blowing my mind. There is enough fantastic content in here to last like seven great games, but they decided to just make one. I was playing it a lot the past few days, but I completely used my whole free Sunday on it. As soon as I finished breakfast and had a shower I played the game non-stop until like 12 hours later. I do not think I have played a game that long in one go ever. None of it gets dry either! There is always something new and interesting happening, it is crazy. Holy shit, I love this game.

I take back what I say with Halo Reach being the best game of last year, and now I am certain Mass Effect 3 will be one of my favorite games ever. Screw whatever else comes out this year, I know what I want for Christmas! Any takers?!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Wilhelm on January 10, 2011, 09:39:31 pm
HALO!!! GRRR BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD WILHELM SMASH HALO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 10, 2011, 11:17:56 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Paddle-Saw was great for crowd control, but was a bit too slow for bosses i found. The knife gloves and pole-weapon were probably the best weapons against bosses I found.

I used the knife gloves on most bosses, but there were a few that got knocked down by them. They'd usually rip into me right after. I found that I could just spam the paddle saw, and they tended to have less opportunities to fight back.
I've started playing it through again, to see if I can beat all the psychos, and save all the survivors in one run. I doubt I'll go after the other trophies.

@Sanus:
I haven't played any Mass Effect games yet (planning on picking up ME2 on PS3), or Halo Reach, so I can't really argue anything. I'm really looking forward to Uncharted 3 and Valkyria Chronicles 3 though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 11, 2011, 01:07:11 am
Quote from: "Wilhelm"
HALO!!! GRRR BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD WILHELM SMASH HALO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you actually played Halo Reach?

Also, mfw Sanus learned to love Mass Effect 2 and genuinely enjoys it.
(http://http://img.youtube.com/vi/cxmVaxw7aYY/0.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Monkeroony on January 11, 2011, 04:47:46 pm
I wanted to like Mass Effect but the pacing was too slow for me, it seemed like I spent all my time in lifts or talking to aliens.

I've been playing Episodes from Liberty City and Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands.

They're both okay- Ballad of gay Tony has the best story and gameplay so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 11, 2011, 05:14:43 pm
Quote from: "Monkeroony"

I've been playing Episodes from Liberty City and Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands.


The Forgotten Sands is great. I loved it.

I'm currently playing Resident Evil Zero.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 11, 2011, 05:58:12 pm
I'm about half-way through my save every survivor/kill every psycho run in Dead Rising 2.
It's a hell of a lot easier when I'm level 40 something.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 12, 2011, 01:33:19 pm
I'm still playing through Panzer Dragoon Saga. While at first I didn't like it all that much (Compared to games like Skies of Arcadia and Shining Force III), in the last two discs it has really started to grow on me and impress me.

I'll post some full impressions later, but it's really a great game, and when I actually stop and think that this game is from 1998 or so, it's really mind blowing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on January 12, 2011, 01:37:55 pm
Would you say its worth the $150-200 price tag? Or should I wait out the eventual rerelease (it HAS to happen at some point). I have no idea how easy it is to burn Saturn discs.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on January 12, 2011, 03:07:53 pm
Still Mass Effect 2. Holy crap this game just keeps getting better and better. At around the half way point any single section from the game - even the free DLC levels are epic enough to be the last level in any other action game, it is just that awesome.

I beat The Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC Orta bugged me to get when it was on sale, and I could not thank him enough for making me do so. That might have been the best DLC to any game I can think of and it lasted hours upon hours. Solving the attempted murder, the chase scene, storming the base, everything else that came after... Just absolutely brilliant.

I kind of entirely dropped Phantasy Star IV to get through this game, and I am worried that just as soon as I am done with the game I will want to play through it again with an entirely new set of characteristics and all that. I will be sure to definitely beat PSIV though, I have to!

Quote from: "SOUP"
I haven't played any Mass Effect games yet (planning on picking up ME2 on PS3), or Halo Reach, so I can't really argue anything. I'm really looking forward to Uncharted 3 and Valkyria Chronicles 3 though.

I think you will love the game, but I think it really sucks for PlayStation 3 players just now getting into the series, because much of the history of the characters and worlds (although explained in good enough detail in the game through conversations and the journal) may be lost with them.

It is the same thing as Shenmue basically, it sucks that some people started off with Shenmue II and could not experience the greatness of the first outside of the DVD movie included in the Xbox release.

There is a bigger issue with this though, characters you saved or spared might change the story. For instance, someone I argued with in the first game who tried to kill me changed his outlook on life and became a better person for it. In this game he returned as the leader of a small group of fighters that would prosper greatly, if he attacked me in the first game, he would have died and obviously not appeared in the second game, entirely changing the state of potentially an entire civilization. Where as in Shenmue you would of just not had that cool Ristar figure anymore.

Quote from: "Monkeroony"
I wanted to like Mass Effect but the pacing was too slow for me, it seemed like I spent all my time in lifts or talking to aliens.

I enjoyed Mass Effect 1, but it was kind of a mess. The characters actually make fun of your complaints from the first game. Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games I played since the Dreamcast days, and I was never really a fan of BioWare outside of MDK2. I would recommend anyone who likes action and does not mind too much talking (you can skip most of it, but there is still a hefty amount of it) to at least check it out.

There is a demo available, but I was not crazy about it personally, but I cannot really put my finger on the reason why. Still, it could not hurt to try it out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 12, 2011, 05:07:23 pm
Supposedly, all the story decisions from the first game that affect things are given to you in a kind of interactive cinematic before playing.
It won't be the same as playing it through, but hopefully I won't be too lost.
I just really hope they don't release it at $59.99 when you can get the 360 version for 20 bucks. I get that they've upgraded things, but $40 seems like a much more reasonable price.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 13, 2011, 01:13:21 am
The more I play through Panzer Dragoon Saga, the more I like it. I wasn't all that caught up in it at first, but it really grows on me the more I play. The game really does escalate quite a bit towards the end. The world that has been created and the gameplay is really top notch. At one point in the game I still said 'Wow' even though the game is over 10 years old.

On a minor-ish note, I really love the character Azel's design.

Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Would you say its worth the $150-200 price tag? Or should I wait out the eventual rerelease (it HAS to happen at some point). I have no idea how easy it is to burn Saturn discs.

You have to look at it this way: Panzer Dragoon Saga is more collector's item than game at this point. It's the Holy Grail of Sega games pretty much, so if you want to own it, you'll buy it. If you just want to play it then it's harder to say. I personally really enjoy the game, but even if I didn't enjoy it on a gameplay level, I would happily pay the money I did to own this great piece of Sega history, but that might not be true for everyone.

I wouldn't count on a re-release, didn't Sega pull a 'lolSega' moment and lose the source code for this game already? In any event, you can emulate Saturn games quite well on a good PC, like I was forced to do to play my Japanese copies of Shining Force III in English.

Speaking of Shining Force III trilogy, those games are also well worth your time and money Barry.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 13, 2011, 08:21:25 pm
I have a question. Can Mass Effect 2 be played where you are reliant on a cover system, because I really do think the story looks interesting but I'm not a big fan of cover-based shooting. Some of the classes in Alpha Protocol allowed you to be more guns-blazing or stealthy so you didn't have to use cover, is there something similar in Mass Effect?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 13, 2011, 08:47:48 pm
Just finished off my second playthrough of Dead Rising 2.
I killed all the psychos, saved all the survivors, and got all the combo cards. I don't really see myself going after many of the other trophies. Fun game though.
Onto 3D Dot Game Heroes I guess.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on January 14, 2011, 01:42:21 pm
Started playing Deadly Premonition today. It's... interesting. The very first scene made me think: Hello!? Why are two gender confusing twins and their grandpa roaming Guilin!? 10 seconds in, we are treated with a few close ups of trees that look exactly like what you find on a Dreamcast game.

Apart from that, the game isn't that unintentionally bad or so bad it's good, it's just bizarre.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on January 14, 2011, 04:17:44 pm
Beat Mass Effect 2, everyone survived, but I am worried my last decision made in the story might have doomed the universe, which is totally neat!

Amazing ending, if I was a weaker man I would already have started my second playthrough of the game, but I had a lot of crap to do, so I will save that for later.

Quote from: "SOUP"
Supposedly, all the story decisions from the first game that affect things are given to you in a kind of interactive cinematic before playing.
It won't be the same as playing it through, but hopefully I won't be too lost.
I just really hope they don't release it at $59.99 when you can get the 360 version for 20 bucks. I get that they've upgraded things, but $40 seems like a much more reasonable price.

The PlayStation 3 release has all of the DLC released so far on the disc. Full price is a bit lame, but I think it will drop fast. EA seems like they really want to push the series hard.

Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
I have a question. Can Mass Effect 2 be played where you are reliant on a cover system, because I really do think the story looks interesting but I'm not a big fan of cover-based shooting. Some of the classes in Alpha Protocol allowed you to be more guns-blazing or stealthy so you didn't have to use cover, is there something similar in Mass Effect?

Yes. I am pretty sure the game is impossible if you do not use cover frequently. The classes you can choose do not really allow you to go in guns blazing either.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 14, 2011, 05:16:48 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"

Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
I have a question. Can Mass Effect 2 be played where you are reliant on a cover system, because I really do think the story looks interesting but I'm not a big fan of cover-based shooting. Some of the classes in Alpha Protocol allowed you to be more guns-blazing or stealthy so you didn't have to use cover, is there something similar in Mass Effect?

Yes. I am pretty sure the game is impossible if you do not use cover frequently. The classes you can choose do not really allow you to go in guns blazing either.

Darn. I don't like that style of gameplay. =/

Anywho, been playing some Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Getting excited for the next installment this Feburary.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 14, 2011, 07:41:11 pm
^You got it on 360? We should have some games if you do. GT is MadeManG74, feel free to shoot me an invite anytime!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 14, 2011, 07:53:22 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
^You got it on 360? We should have some games if you do. GT is MadeManG74, feel free to shoot me an invite anytime!

Unfortunately, I only have a PS3. I bet you would clobber me though. I'm by no means good, I just really enjoy playing it. ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 15, 2011, 04:52:35 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Would you say its worth the $150-200 price tag? Or should I wait out the eventual rerelease (it HAS to happen at some point). I have no idea how easy it is to burn Saturn discs.

Just finished the game now, my thoughts are here:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=903 (http://www.segabits.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=903)

Barry, I've re-thought my position on the monetary value, yes it is well worth $200.

Get it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on January 16, 2011, 04:37:52 am
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
Darn. I don't like that style of gameplay. =/

Well I cannot say for certain because I only played one of the 5 or 6 difficulty options, on the easiest you might be able to not use cover much I assume. There are tons of different abilities the different class types can unlock that I never got to see in my first playthrough either, I know there are barriers and such that you can use on you and your team though.

It has similar stuff to Gears of War and Uncharted, but the team based mechanics, biotics (Mass Effect's version of "Magic") and tech abilities really make it very unique I think. Hard to explain, I guess.

Give the demo a go. I love the gameplay, but the story really is the main draw, so it might be worth it for you just for that.

Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Barry, I've re-thought my position on the monetary value, yes it is well worth $200.

Get it.

Barry has a lot on his hands, man. He never even beat the first act of Vanquish yet! That takes like 20 minutes!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 16, 2011, 05:02:13 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Barry, I've re-thought my position on the monetary value, yes it is well worth $200.

Get it.

Barry has a lot on his hands, man. He never even beat the first act of Vanquish yet! That takes like 20 minutes!

NO!
JUST LISTEN TO ME BARRY! (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQohS_TkLxc#t=0m20s)

...

I'll get back to you Barry.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on January 16, 2011, 07:35:21 am
More like 19 minutes, and then that fucking walking boss thing kills me with a death laser and I have to play the boss battle all over again only to run out of bullets and die. I love Vanquish, but I don't think it's my type of game.

Also, Sanus should open a detective agency in which he uses XBOX achievements to investigate people.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 16, 2011, 11:36:39 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
Darn. I don't like that style of gameplay. =/

Well I cannot say for certain because I only played one of the 5 or 6 difficulty options, on the easiest you might be able to not use cover much I assume. There are tons of different abilities the different class types can unlock that I never got to see in my first playthrough either, I know there are barriers and such that you can use on you and your team though.

It has similar stuff to Gears of War and Uncharted, but the team based mechanics, biotics (Mass Effect's version of "Magic") and tech abilities really make it very unique I think. Hard to explain, I guess.

Give the demo a go. I love the gameplay, but the story really is the main draw, so it might be worth it for you just for that.
!

Alright, I'll give the demo a shot. As I said earlier, I really am intrigued by the game's story so maybe that will win me over.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on January 16, 2011, 04:21:59 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
More like 19 minutes, and then that fucking walking boss thing kills me with a death laser and I have to play the boss battle all over again only to run out of bullets and die. I love Vanquish, but I don't think it's my type of game.

I thought the same thing, but it really does get more enjoyable once you "Get" the game. I am sure you have seen mine and Max's negative reactions which eventually turned positive.

Try changing the game to Casual or Casual Auto modes. I know it sounds embarrassing, but the game is much easier to get into and you will enjoy it a lot more I think. The bosses seem overwhelming, but the game saves your position very often outside of those, so I think it would be a cool game to play with your fairly tight schedule.

Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Also, Sanus should open a detective agency in which he uses XBOX achievements to investigate people.

I am really interested in seeing how literally everyone in the world who has an Xbox 360 have such different tastes. It gives me a much more positive opinion on the state of the industry too honestly.

I also like to see what features people (meaning anyone) use most in the games they play. I want to work in videogames sometime in the future and I consider this good information to know.

Sorry if it creeped you out or anything.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on January 16, 2011, 10:09:24 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Try changing the game to Casual or Casual Auto modes. I know it sounds embarrassing, but the game is much easier to get into and you will enjoy it a lot more I think. The bosses seem overwhelming, but the game saves your position very often outside of those, so I think it would be a cool game to play with your fairly tight schedule.

Yeah, I'll give that a try. I just remember with Bayonetta I played through on the easy mode and enjoyed the hell out of it, but felt that I went a little too easy (thus I lost a bit of the challenge of the game). So I've been trying Normal with Vanquish but die way too much.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 17, 2011, 01:11:57 am
Been playing some Dead Rising 2 Case West, really cool game, even if it's just more of the same Dead Rising (I personally like that though). The biggest gripe I have is that it's much more bland a setting than Willamette Mall and Fortune City was, even the little town in Case Zero was better than this facility. Even so, they managed to fit in lots of cool weapons and stuff.

It's also just really cool to see Frank West and Chuck Greene being bros and killin' zombies.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Cox_of_Seagulls on January 18, 2011, 11:23:55 am
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit on the 360. I'm really amazed by how freakin' awesome this game is. Criterion have made one of the greatest racing games I've played in years.

My Gamertag is Cox of Seagulls, add me if you want a race. The online mode is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 18, 2011, 03:53:06 pm
I played a bit more 3D Dot Game Heroes.
A bit more retro than I'd like at times (what was once called "exploring", now comes across as closer to "aimless wandering), but it's still a fun game.
Some very obscure Zelda references in it too (aside from all the very obvious ones).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 18, 2011, 06:18:39 pm
Started playing Jeanne D'Arc on my PSP again. It's great fantasy version of the Joan of Arc story. She's always been my favorite historical hero so I love this game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on January 18, 2011, 08:03:01 pm
Playing LBP 2. Very good.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: ShaunShikeishuu on January 18, 2011, 09:26:17 pm
Playing Hydro Thunder Hurricane.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on January 19, 2011, 03:30:20 am
It's hard to describe Deadly Premonition.

It's the most ambicious game ever, because it does everything games like Alone in the Dark and Alan Wake attempted to do, yet a the same time it can't take itself seriously.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Cox_of_Seagulls on January 19, 2011, 06:23:14 am
Quote from: "max_cady"
It's hard to describe Deadly Premonition.

It's the most ambicious game ever, because it does everything games like Alone in the Dark and Alan Wake attempted to do, yet a the same time it can't take itself seriously.
I'm watching the endurance run of that game on Giant Bomb. It looks uh, different to say the least. Just who the hell is Zach anyway?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 19, 2011, 07:20:39 am
Quote from: "max_cady"
It's hard to describe Deadly Premonition.

It's the most ambicious game ever, because it does everything games like Alone in the Dark and Alan Wake attempted to do, yet a the same time it can't take itself seriously.

I actually really like Alone in the Dark. I have the PS3 version, Inferno, and t is a really unique game. Still haven't played anything like it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: STORM! on January 19, 2011, 07:41:16 am
Shining Hearts (PSP) and Scott Pilgrim (PS3) and Virtua Fighter 5 FS (arcades).

 Curiosity: VF Team are running an enquette at VF-NET and they slightly made a reference about VF on the domestic consoles!!! I really do want it!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Ulala5 on January 19, 2011, 09:53:32 am
Quote from: "max_cady"
It's hard to describe Deadly Premonition.

It's the most ambicious game ever, because it does everything games like Alone in the Dark and Alan Wake attempted to do, yet a the same time it can't take itself seriously.
it's simply great, i'm playing it this days i'm at 20+ hours of gameplay...and still i don't understand where the storyline will go lol. I just love to go around and listen York talking with Zach about 80's movies and punk music.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on January 19, 2011, 03:12:21 pm
Quote from: "Cox_of_Seagulls"
I'm watching the endurance run of that game on Giant Bomb. It looks uh, different to say the least. Just who the hell is Zach anyway?

I am under the impression that Zach is York's imaginary friend/alter ego.

Different is an understatement. The game is flat out bizarre.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 19, 2011, 11:29:52 pm
Fire Temple in 3D Dot Game Heroes is all done.
I think I"m getting close to the end.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 20, 2011, 10:05:23 am
Quote from: "STORM!"
Shining Hearts (PSP) and Scott Pilgrim (PS3) and Virtua Fighter 5 FS (arcades).

 Curiosity: VF Team are running an enquette at VF-NET and they slightly made a reference about VF on the domestic consoles!!! I really do want it!

Latest rumour I've heard is that Final Showdown is in development, was due to release late last year/Quarter 1 2011, but it's been held up. Possible release in summer or so.

Fingers crossed!



Also, been playing Civ 5.

Clear my date-book, this shit is gonna take a while.  :afroman:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on January 20, 2011, 04:13:40 pm
Holy S***, I got suddenly hooked on Shining Force for PC. I downloaded it yesterday on Gamersgate.co.uk. And I started playing during my lunch break.

Screw Deadly Premonition... for now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on January 20, 2011, 05:52:52 pm
I tried to get back into Phantasy Star IV, but it is hard to when I have to keep grinding, which is not fun. Meanwhile I started a second playthrough of Mass Effect 2 and WFIIKDIOSOSWJOS it is really freaking fun, the game just seriously keeps getting better and better.

I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite game this console generation.

Quote from: "SOUP"
Fire Temple in 3D Dot Game Heroes is all done.
I think I"m getting close to the end.

I am a pretty huge fan of most of the top down Zelda games, do you think I would like this as much as any one of them? I saw it for like $15 new and heard a lot of good things, so it seems like a good purchase.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 20, 2011, 11:13:50 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
I am a pretty huge fan of most of the top down Zelda games, do you think I would like this as much as any one of them? I saw it for like $15 new and heard a lot of good things, so it seems like a good purchase.

I'd say definitely pick it up. It's closest to the first Zelda game. I'm even playing as a downloaded Link. The temples are laid out very similarly with all the rooms being the same size, having the odd wall with cracks in it to bomb, etc...
It's got a few quirks, and the in between temple sections aren't overly interesting, but it's still fun. It's got that more free-wandering feel of the first game than Link to the Past.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on January 20, 2011, 11:19:39 pm
Virtual On Force!  It's super fun.  The options are a little tough because there's a lot of 漢字 in it.  It gets a little complicated when you are going through the tutorials or trying to configure your AI buddy.  Still its lots of fun.  I've always loved Virtual On and never minded that Im not very good at it.

I'm also about 14 hours into Grandia PS1 (on PSP).  I'm enjoying it a lot.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on January 21, 2011, 12:25:45 am
Little Big Planet 2 has some brilliant things, shoot'em ups *-* pong arcades.. pretty nifty.

The new 'versus' levels are very very fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 21, 2011, 02:06:00 am
I'm partway through the Wind Temple in 3D Dot Game Heroes, after a good chunk of exploring the overworld.
I've got two keys and can't seem to find any doors to use them on......
Time for bed.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 21, 2011, 02:46:11 pm
Oh lawd, Civ 5 is just as addictive as the Total War games. It's been a while since i had a good strategy game to play on PC, this is filling that gap nicely.

I gotta get back to Dead Rising Case West as well!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on January 21, 2011, 03:58:18 pm
Played another half hour of Sakura Wars So Long, My Love on the "new" used PS2 slim last night. Awesome game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on January 21, 2011, 09:04:45 pm
I beat Fantasy Zone for the first time the other night. Of course I have played these games before, but I never beat any.

Not sure why the game is so hard... It might be one of SEGA's hardest games ever, seriously. It has taken me years to care enough to do it in one go. Maybe I should have played the Master System version instead, seems a lot easier.

I think the game is vastly under-appreciated, mainly because if you think about it, the game is actually the first action RPG ever. Not just that, but it really does a very good job of blending different kinds of shooting genres together in really unique ways, even if it were made now some of the stuff would be impressive. And this was in 1985. SEGA always found ways to blow my mind.

[youtube:2rrccemh]fw6MAzcx6Bk[/youtube:2rrccemh]

Oh, and the music is just outstanding.

Quote from: "SOUP"
I'd say definitely pick it up. It's closest to the first Zelda game. I'm even playing as a downloaded Link. The temples are laid out very similarly with all the rooms being the same size, having the odd wall with cracks in it to bomb, etc...
It's got a few quirks, and the in between temple sections aren't overly interesting, but it's still fun. It's got that more free-wandering feel of the first game than Link to the Past.

Ah, sounds like something I would enjoy a lot. Just customizing your own characters sounds like something I could spend hours on.

Also really like some of the ideas I have seen. The bestiary book weapon thing in particular is a very cool way to add replay value.

Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
Virtual On Force!  It's super fun.  The options are a little tough because there's a lot of 漢字 in it.  It gets a little complicated when you are going through the tutorials or trying to configure your AI buddy.  Still its lots of fun.  I've always loved Virtual On and never minded that Im not very good at it.

I really, really want to import this, but if I do I will feel awful if I do not get the Memorial Box Set, which is an awkwardly large price to pay. Some friends of mine have it though and love it, so I might just crack and get the normal edition eventually.

Check out http://www.oratan.com/ (http://www.oratan.com/) to find people to play online with if you want to play against someone around your level.

Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
I'm also about 14 hours into Grandia PS1 (on PSP).  I'm enjoying it a lot.

I have always wanted to play this game, and might download it on the PlayStation Network whenever I get that console.

On that, another PlayStation RPG I always wanted to play was Arc the Lad, anyone know if I should get Grandia or Arc the Lad first?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 21, 2011, 10:38:57 pm
I played Civ 5 for like, 5 hours or something.

Holy shit this game is addictive.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 22, 2011, 12:03:16 am
@Sanus:
A good chunk of the trophies in the game kind of assume that you'll play the game a couple of times.  I think there are like 20 swords in the game, and each one can be leveled up however you want at the blacksmith. I just beat it and the final temple was pretty great. 7 floors of puzzles.

I'd reccomend Grandia as the better game, but if you're planning on playing both, I hear that Arc The Lad is a pretty short game. Like less than 20 hours short. While Grandia is a pretty long one, even for an RPG.
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Post by: STORM! on January 22, 2011, 06:43:15 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "STORM!"
Shining Hearts (PSP) and Scott Pilgrim (PS3) and Virtua Fighter 5 FS (arcades).

 Curiosity: VF Team are running an enquette at VF-NET and they slightly made a reference about VF on the domestic consoles!!! I really do want it!

Latest rumour I've heard is that Final Showdown is in development, was due to release late last year/Quarter 1 2011, but it's been held up. Possible release in summer or so.

Fingers crossed!



Also, been playing Civ 5.

Clear my date-book, this shit is gonna take a while.  :afroman:

 The series is about to die in Japan, seriously. Sega should do something hurry! Don't want to see my favourite fighting series joining the hall of "dead series" of Sega -_-
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Post by: Aki-at on January 22, 2011, 06:57:01 am
Quote from: "STORM!"
The series is about to die in Japan, seriously. Sega should do something hurry! Don't want to see my favourite fighting series joining the hall of "dead series" of Sega -_-

The series will not die, after all outside of Border Break, SEGA does not have a series bigger than Virtua Fighter. But faded popularity is quite correct, although a Virtua Fighter 6 probably could ensure that the series returns to the top of the summit, as far as sales goes, this round unfortunately goes to Tekken.

Somewhat funny the first time Tekken is bigger in the arcades is when Namco is losing millions and SEGA is making millions, maybe they should do that more often.
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Post by: STORM! on January 22, 2011, 06:29:47 pm
 I think this is the first time that VF series is doing so poor and just making people angry. Sega made some mistakes in VF3, but they have repaired it in VF4. They still having their market for the series on the arcades, but Tekken is doing better...

 And you are wrong about Border Break; Sega have much more profitable titles than Border Break or Virtua Fighter now.

 WCCF, Sangoku Taisen, MJ and Starhorse are stronger than VF now.
 
 VF5 FS is extremely good and well balanced, but people still playing that shitty Tekken! You can see more people playing the new Super Street Fighter than VF...

 There are also all the excitement from Capcom and Bandai Namco over their newest fighting titles like Tekken Tag 2, M VS. C3, etc... and Sega does nothing, like they are dead -_- It's a bit disappointing.

 Sega really needs to be more agressive on the VF marketing.
 
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Post by: MadeManG74 on January 22, 2011, 10:23:38 pm
http://shoryuken.com/f2/2010-arcade-inc ... ou-261834/ (http://shoryuken.com/f2/2010-arcade-income-translation-results-may-surprise-you-261834/)

Quote
1. Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
2. Gundam Vs Gundam NEXT
3. Virtua Fighter 5 (R+ Final Showdown)
4. BlazBlue Continuum Shift 1
5. Street Fighter 4
6. Melty Blood (Actress Again + Actress Again Current Code)
7. King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
8. Gundam SEED DESTINY Federation vs. ZAFT 2
9. Winning Eleven Arcade Championship 2010
10. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
11. Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
12. Hyper Street Fighter 2
13. Power Smash 3 (Virtua Tennis)
14. Arcana Heart 3
15. King of Fighters XIII (only 4 months old)
16. Virtua Striker 4 ver.2006
17. King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match
18. Gundam Extreme Vs (only 2 months old)

and if we seperate VF5 R and Final Showdown:

Quote
1. Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
2. Gundam Vs Gundam NEXT
3. BlazBlue Continuum Shift 1
4. Street Fighter 4
5. Virtua Fighter 5 R
6. King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
7. Gundam SEED DESTINY Federation vs. ZAFT 2
8. Winning Eleven Arcade Championship 2010
9. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
10. Melty Blood Actress Again
11. Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
12. Hyper Street Fighter 2
13. Power Smash 3 (Virtua Tennis)
14. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
15. Arcana Heart 3
16. Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code
17. King of Fighters XIII (only 4 months old)
18. Virtua Striker 4 ver.2006
19. King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match
20. Gundam Extreme Vs (only 2 months old)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 23, 2011, 01:25:27 am
Just finished the first act of Vanquish :).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on January 23, 2011, 07:39:25 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
@Sanus:

I'd reccomend Grandia as the better game, but if you're planning on playing both, I hear that Arc The Lad is a pretty short game. Like less than 20 hours short. While Grandia is a pretty long one, even for an RPG.


I would say Grandia takes about 35-40 hours.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on January 24, 2011, 03:03:09 pm
I've been playing a lot more of Deadly Premonition.

The game's fun, but I think it's charm is starting to slightly wear off. The thing that gets pretty annoying fast is that the way the time flies in the game is very strange, unlike Shenmue, in which 3 minutes is roughly an hour in Shenmue, in this one I don't really understand how it works.

Example, you wake up at 6 AM and the you have to go to the civic center at 3PM, so it can very boring and very dull.

Sure, you can drive around and listen to York chat about 80's movies to grind some time, but when you actually want to get things going it starts to get very counterproductive.

The only way to really make time fly is to sleep, find the nearest bed and you can almost skip a few hours on that alone.

And I find myself skipping a lot of the dialogue, while there's a lot of funny moments of dialogue, a lot of it is very bad and just plain boring.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 25, 2011, 01:08:43 pm
I just beat Vanquish on Normal.
I don't see how this is supposed to be a 4 hour game unless you played it on easy.
My completion time was 7:08:19
Cover usage 16.02%
Deaths 70

I died a whole crap load of times trying to get that trophy against the two Argus robots before I just gave up and killed them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 25, 2011, 01:54:09 pm
^What was the trophy for the two Argus? I'm sure I got held up trying to get that one too, but can't remember what it was.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 25, 2011, 02:55:51 pm
You have to deliberately screw up and not finish the first one off before it goes into bipedal mode. It was pretty frustrating :(.

I think I might play through it again on easy to get all of the statues, and that trophy for not getting killed.

I'm not sure that I'd be able to beat in on Hard.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: ShaunShikeishuu on January 26, 2011, 11:20:40 am
Playing Death Crimson OX for Dreamcast. Probably going to play The House of the Dead 2 in a little bit as well.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on January 26, 2011, 11:47:21 am
Quote from: "Sanus"
I really, really want to import this, but if I do I will feel awful if I do not get the Memorial Box Set, which is an awkwardly large price to pay. Some friends of mine have it though and love it, so I might just crack and get the normal edition eventually.

Check out http://www.oratan.com/ (http://www.oratan.com/) to find people to play online with if you want to play against someone around your level.

I have always wanted to play this game [Grandia], and might download it on the PlayStation Network whenever I get that console.  

I'm happy with the normal edition, although if there were a version that had parts 3 and 4 of misssion mode built in, I would have bought that.  Getting DLC from the Japanese XBL is complicated.  

Thanks for directing me to that forum.  So far I've just played with Japanese people.  When they don't kick me out, they totally kick my butt.  

Grandia has been really fun, but super long.  I find myself wishing it had auto-mapping, but I use my iPad to follow along on maps from the internet.  I'm about 25 hours in and about halfway through, it looks like.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on January 26, 2011, 04:04:17 pm
Im playing Uncharted :o


Oh, hi everyone....
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 26, 2011, 04:37:58 pm
Quote from: "Snowcat"
Im playing Uncharted :o


Oh, hi everyone....
Welcome back
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Post by: Snowcat on January 27, 2011, 05:52:21 am
Thanks Soup!
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Post by: SOUP on January 28, 2011, 02:14:43 am
I had so much fun with Costume Quest that I just played through the entire expansion. It's about half the length of the main game.
Gotta love the new costumes :D.
I can't wait for Stacking.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on January 29, 2011, 07:06:57 pm
Been playing Uncharted today. I started this morning and I'm up to Chapter 8. Really good game so far, I'm not sure what it is, but it just has a great overall feel about it. I love the setting and the mix of adventure and shooting.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 29, 2011, 11:27:10 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Been playing Uncharted today. I started this morning and I'm up to Chapter 8. Really good game so far, I'm not sure what it is, but it just has a great overall feel about it. I love the setting and the mix of adventure and shooting.
That's the thing about Uncharted. It's not so much that any one gameplay element is the best ever. It's the whole package coming together to make something great. Love that series.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on January 30, 2011, 07:26:46 am
Tried the Bulletstorm demo, one of the better FPS games I've played. Probably due to how powerful the player is. I usually tweak out when I get cornered by an enemy, so it's nice to kick 'em and grappling hook them. Also, very colorful game.

Also finally got around to playing Bust-A-Move 4 on the Dreamcast (it's not VGA compatible, so I had to dig my rca cable out of the closet. Awesome game! Got so hooked that I downloaded the Bust-A-Move Live! demo off XBLA and downloaded the Bust-A-Move iPod game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on January 30, 2011, 09:02:47 am
Wow, awesome Deadly Premonition death scene is awesome!
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Post by: SOUP on January 30, 2011, 12:54:10 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Also finally got around to playing Bust-A-Move 4 on the Dreamcast (it's not VGA compatible, so I had to dig my rca cable out of the closet. Awesome game! Got so hooked that I downloaded the Bust-A-Move Live! demo off XBLA and downloaded the Bust-A-Move iPod game.
I put so much time into Bust-A-Move 4 on Dreamcast, it was a bit obscene.

I've finally gotten around to putting some time into Sin and Punishment: Star Successor on the Wii. To Barry, anybody with a Wii and a the slightest interest in Treasure/Panzer Dragoon, you need to pick this game up. The story doesn't really make a whole lot of sense, but they keep tossing these insane boss fights at you. I fought a bunch of dolphins that shot lasers!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on January 30, 2011, 02:43:50 pm
(http://http://i52.tinypic.com/30wb5h2.png)

OK, I can only describe the last two hours of Deadly Premonition as an absolute mindfuck:
[spoiler:1u5dgoq6]OK, one of the potential suspects got caught by the Raincoat killer, hamstrung from the ceiling while her friend/secret lover was found knocked out.

George and York manage to saver her just in time, but said woman gets up and starts ranting(with her tongue bitten off) about how wonderous her art gallery is, all the while bleeding to death.

Then the structure begins to collapse and crushes her, then a dalmation comes into the fray and tells York to follow him.

This game just gets crazier and crazier.[/spoiler:1u5dgoq6]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on January 30, 2011, 09:38:40 pm
The last boss on Sin & Punishment 2 is proving to be quite the pain in the ass :(.

*Edit:
I've officially kicked this game's ass :D [spoiler:5yz1lcvk]on easy :([/spoiler:5yz1lcvk].
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on January 31, 2011, 12:04:17 am
Just got 1000 points on Virtual On 4 and finished Bayonetta.  VO4 is awesome.  I had to force myself to stop because of my backlogue of games.  Bayonetta is interesting, but I got tired of it before I finished.  I'm going to sell it now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 02, 2011, 06:21:07 pm
Deadly Premonition...

What else can they cook up that's just borderline insane?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on February 04, 2011, 08:19:18 am
Tried playing Seventh Cross Evolution on the Dreamcast last night. What an obtuse game! Not only that, but I felt like I was playing an alpha build. CHaracters didn't really walk or swim, so much as their model moves about as though you're in debug mode. Sound effects are super cheap.

Despite that, the obtuseness of the game makes me want to keep playing. Sorta like Seaman. lol. The manual is no help, as it's intentionally mysterious. Thank god for gamefaqs.

[youtube:o5fcd1w7]1MwbToPTJ00[/youtube:o5fcd1w7]
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Post by: MadeManG74 on February 05, 2011, 04:25:17 pm
Finished Uncharted the other day, was pretty good! THe ending got a bit weird, and the QTE's at the end were shit (nobody has done a good one since Shenmue), but overall, really good.

Started playing Sonic Colours, and I'm surprisinly enjoying it. THere are still some poor gameplay moments, but for the most part it's really good. Also the story/characters are a million billion squillion times better than anything in the last decade pretty much.
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Post by: max_cady on February 06, 2011, 06:39:24 am
Man, I stayed up till 4 am to get to the final chapter. Wow, what a rush!
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on February 08, 2011, 01:05:15 am
Over the weekend I finished Madworld and The Conduit.  I also played Dark Savior for Saturn, and decided I don't like it.  I'll be selling all 3 of those games, plus Bayonetta if anyone is interested.
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Post by: SOUP on February 08, 2011, 01:31:28 am
I finally unlocked the morolian in Rez.
It says up, down, left, right, and chu when you shoot things :D.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 09, 2011, 04:21:13 pm
Well, after I've had a falling out with Resonance of Fate last Summer, I ordered the game again in January and I finally got back (good thing I didn't erase the save file) at it. Enjoying it a lot, despite the messed up difficulty.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 10, 2011, 04:01:06 am
I started playing Sonic Colours. In terms of characters/story it's by a huge margin the best Sonic game in a decade. Amazing turnaround from Sonic 06 and Unleashed.

As far as gameplay goes, it's okay so far, nothing mind blowing. Better than Unleashed at least. I'm up to the boss where you need to chase the ship and homing attack it repeatedly while avoiding machine-gun fire. Am I missing something? I chased and attacked it for like 15 minutes and didn't destroy it...


ALso still playing Civ 5, awesome game.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on February 10, 2011, 08:51:11 am
(http://http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/images/kotaku/2008/06/jack2.jpg)

Played a bit of the recently released You Don't Know Jack last night. Awesome trivia game! If you have fond memories of the mid 90's PC games, pick this up pronto. It's only $30 new.

Slick presentation, great humor and very creatively written questions. You can play on XBOX Live, so no fear of playing the game only when guests come over. You can also play solo, which is fun. Game includes 73 episodes of ten questions each. Bonus episode packs are available for download at $5, with 10 episodes per pack.

[youtube:12pww3sj]pnAfVB5zMAE[/youtube:12pww3sj]
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Post by: George on February 10, 2011, 10:32:58 am
Played KZ3 beta.

Single player demo is 'EXCLUSIVE' to PSplus. But... it looks awesome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xlSI_NVb4k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xlSI_NVb4k) (1080p video)
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Post by: ShaunShikeishuu on February 10, 2011, 09:59:38 pm
Dead or Alive Ultimate.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on February 11, 2011, 09:05:56 am
(http://http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_84--XCXrG7Y/Rjero4ZJotI/AAAAAAAAAls/JZosOhTblaE/s400/roommania_203_web_a.jpg)

Played a bit of RoomMania #203 on the DC last night. BEST import game I've played in a long time! Despite the language barrier, the visual hints are very helpful. It actually makes the game a lot of fun to try to decipher whats going on. Adds a fun element that to the game, as though I'm screwing with a foreign man. which, I guess I sort of am.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 11, 2011, 11:40:51 am
@Barry:
I've heard good things about that one, but really have no idea what it's about. I tend to shy away from imports that aren't shooters/fighting games because of the whole language thing. I might have to keep an eye out for this one though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on February 11, 2011, 02:45:15 pm
It's worth picking up. Basically, after hitting "A" through the menus (there is a menu faq online, but I was too lazy to print it out) you are shown a few cutscenes of the guy in his apartment, then you see a calendar. You can select days from the calender, and I don't think you are confined to an order. I played the first day of the week, then the third, then the second.

After picking a day, you then choose a sun or a moon. The sun presents a short cutscene highlighting your objective, for example have the guy set his alarm clock, then you are tossed into the apartment. You watch him via a number of camera angles, and get his attention by tossing invisible ping pong balls at objects. Toss the balls in a steady pace, not too fast, and the guy will go and use the object. Objective complete! After that, you can mess about until the timer runs out. The radio and TV have bits of Dreamcast audio and video. I swear I heard an advert for Sonic Adventure.

The moon allows you to fly/float about his apartment and mess with things. So far, I've been limited to one thing, but maybe this changes later in the game. You can lock the door, move the table, turn on the stove, etc. Then when you play the next day, you get to see him return home and react to the change, usually with a "wha-wha!? wha!??" and he walks about like somebody might be messing with him. Pretty funny.

oh yeah! the audio is fantastic. every camera angle change, changes the direction from which the audio is coming from. the TV sounded muted and to the left in the kitchen, but it was loud and to the right when I was in the office area.

Despite being all japanese, the objectives being visually presented make it easy. Not sure how far I'll get until something crops up that confuses me, but so far so good. If you like Seaman, the sims, or just odd imports, check it out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 11, 2011, 08:44:56 pm
Sounds pretty cool. I did enjoy Seaman.
I devoted a solid 2 weeks of my life to that game. No messing with the system clock for me ;D.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 12, 2011, 01:28:40 am
Played a truly absurd amount of Civ 5 Today.

Also played a bit of Sonic Colours, and while it's not bad, I wouldn't say it's great either. I think a lot of the hype for this is that it's a Sonic game that's not genuinely horrible. Still pretty fun though.
Also I get the feeling that Sonic saying 'Nobody said there would be maths' is a nod to Madworld's commentary team again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 12, 2011, 05:28:02 am
Killzone 3 is really addicting. I'm shocked... I didn't play the second one much online.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 13, 2011, 06:36:30 am
I'm spending a lot of time level grinding in Resonance of Fate and stockpilling molotov cocktails. Those mechanical statues are very sensitive to fire. I'll use that to my advantage.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 15, 2011, 10:15:26 am
Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness on the Dreamcast :D.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 15, 2011, 04:40:35 pm
Wow, Resonance of Fate turned around for me, just like that.

I love the game. I needed a JRPG so badly and this filled that void.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 16, 2011, 03:42:57 am
Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 16, 2011, 08:13:29 am
Quote from: "George"
Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
What do you think of it?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: fernandeath on February 16, 2011, 01:46:59 pm
I've finished Lost in Shadow (AKA A Shadow's Tale) today.
Aqui vai um resumo sobre o mesmo:

Story/Objetive
- You control the shadow of a boy who was executed - but his shadow is still alivea. The shadow wakes up with no memores of what happened but he knows he needs to climbt the big tower.

[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bw4xljLPO8&[/YouTube]


Pros
+ Simple but creative story
+ Artistically beautiful.
+ I had no issues with the camera.
+ The main scenarios are very detailed.
+ The game gets much better after its half with better puzzles
+ Cheaper than normal wii games
+ It's Lengthy. I've finished it and completed 95,7% of it in about 18 hours.

Cons
- The puzzles of the first half are simple
- There is no motivation to seek for the "lost memories" and complete the game 100%. Those "lost memories" are not interesting. There shoul've had a better reward for those who like to explore the game.

Overall I'd give the game a 8/10.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 16, 2011, 05:01:38 pm
Okay, big post incoming.

Yakuza 3 - I pretty much just dropped my life and went nuts playing this game since Friday. I am already very close to the end and have been loving it to death. There is not too much to say about the game that you guys do not already know, it is almost everything I want in a game, and it has more than enough to satisfy me for a very long time after I beat it. There were some things I was worried about the story early on, but everything so far has been great in that regard. They really REALLY want you to hate the bad guys in this game.

3D Dot Game Heroes - Enjoying it, not really loving it. Nothing about it is really wrong, and I really love how I can play through the game as Opa-Opa, but nothing is really spectacular. Good game though, and follows the 2D Zelda form better than Nintendo can now, but I think they could have added more content. The character creator disappointed me based on how difficult it is to use. I wish it was designed similarly to Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' creator. That was really easy to get into.

My biggest real complaint though is how the game is designed to be played in widescreen when I have a standard definition set, with no options letting you change this. For the most part it is fine, but in the dungeons the very bottom left and bottom right of each section does not appear on my screen because the play field is at an angle, meaning I can miss stuff or not know an enemy is there. This does not kill the game, but is especially annoying.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - I am not too far in and it might be one of the strangest games I have ever played. I have played and beaten most of the series, but so much of the stuff in this game is just really going over my head. To all of the names of places and organizations they drop, to just generally sneaking around. I have a hard time being undetected, so I almost always have to resort to going in guns blazing. Not that I consider that a bad thing, I am just not entirely sure how to play the game normally.

I love the detail and design of almost every section so far. You can really tell an immense amount of love was put into this game, but for anyone who has not played the rest of the series... Good luck figuring out anything.

Banjo-Kazooie - I beat it for the first time in 2008 and loved it, but I recently started it up again and now consider it one of the best platformers I have ever played, 3D or 2D. I feel so bad about it too, I did not play it for years because from what I saw of the art I did not think I would like it. :(

Others: Downloaded a bunch of PSN demos, hated most of them, but there were some that surprised me. I bought Crash Team Racing and Bloody Road II from the PlayStation Classics section because I loved those games like 12 years ago, and for $6 each? Practically a steal.

Also got Epic Dungeon on the Xbox Live Indies, absolutely great game! It is literally the best game I have ever played that was sold for one dollar. I know that does not seem like a big thing, but yeah!

Necessary:

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Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 17, 2011, 06:16:53 pm
Resonance of Fate.

I got to Chapter 6 and a few interesting plot points have emerged.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 17, 2011, 10:39:40 pm
I'm a bit stuck in Dragon Quest IX. Not lost, but it looks like I'll need to do a decent amount of grinding to beat the boss I'm up against :(.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on February 18, 2011, 03:53:10 am
Marvel vs Capcom 3. Luvin' it, especially now that I unlocked Taskmaster.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on February 18, 2011, 04:22:28 am
I have hardly touched MvC3. I hate having too many games. Will try to have more time for it soon.

(I didn't buy it, my brother did)..

I beat Costume Quest today. Now I want DLC.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 18, 2011, 12:04:14 pm
I just beat Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness. If you've got a Dreamcast, and can find this game for a reasonably cheap price, I wholeheartedly recommend picking it up.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 18, 2011, 01:22:55 pm
Resonance of Fate

Man, that Chapter 6 boss is tough.
Got to Chapter 7, things have taken an interesting turn.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 21, 2011, 02:04:28 pm
I just beat Dragon Quest IX. It's the first title in the series that I've put much time into, and it was pretty fun. It's a lot more different than Final Fantasy than I expected, but still a solid title.

Now I've just got to decide if I'm going to wait for 999 to show up in the mail, or pick up Ghost Trick and start that up first.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 21, 2011, 05:37:16 pm
Beat Chapter 7 in RoF.

Barely made it out alive. But I won!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on February 22, 2011, 08:13:33 am
Still playing Phoenix Wright on the iPod Touch. Fun game, gets very funny in later chapters. Like Edgeworth objecting only to forget his objection and then he objects again once remembering it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 22, 2011, 06:29:38 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Still playing Phoenix Wright on the iPod Touch. Fun game, gets very funny in later chapters. Like Edgeworth objecting only to forget his objection and then he objects again once remembering it.
I love that series :D.
I think the 3rd one's still my favourite.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 23, 2011, 05:13:03 pm
I tried the demo for Blade Kitten por PC. Since the game is being sold for 3.20€, I thought I would take a gander.

I was surprised that my 1-year old laptop handled the game without a hitch. Unfortunately for the game itself, not impressed.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on February 26, 2011, 12:07:26 pm
Space Channel 5 Part 2 on The DC Collection. Fantastic port of the game. Only downside is 4:3 cutscenes, but gameplay is all widescreen and just as fun as the original release.

Oh yeah, avatar award for boys is moralien suit, girls get Ulala. Also, there is a SC5 avatar shirt.

Ulala5 needs an Ulala costume!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on February 26, 2011, 09:59:11 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Still playing Phoenix Wright on the iPod Touch. Fun game, gets very funny in later chapters. Like Edgeworth objecting only to forget his objection and then he objects again once remembering it.
I love that series :D.
I think the 3rd one's still my favourite.

Been getting into this series with the first one on WiiWare. Played it quite a lot last month. Mostly been played Marvel vs. Capcom 3 lately, lol.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on February 27, 2011, 12:23:14 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Space Channel 5 Part 2 on The DC Collection. Fantastic port of the game. Only downside is 4:3 cutscenes, but gameplay is all widescreen and just as fun as the original release.

Oh yeah, avatar award for boys is moralien suit, girls get Ulala. Also, there is a SC5 avatar shirt.

Ulala5 needs an Ulala costume!
I really hope they announce a release date for it on the PSN/XBLA. It's the only re-released Dreamcast game that I really want to buy again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on February 27, 2011, 10:01:22 am
I've been playing Dragon Force for Saturn.  I'm playing the Junon campaign.  In the past I played Mikhal and Gongos.  It's fun so far.  There's no other game like it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: cube_b3 on February 27, 2011, 10:30:59 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Still playing Phoenix Wright on the iPod Touch. Fun game, gets very funny in later chapters. Like Edgeworth objecting only to forget his objection and then he objects again once remembering it.
I love that series :D.
I think the 3rd one's still my favourite.

I think the entire Phoenix Wright trilogy is a single set.

Just like Shenmue 1 & 2.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on February 27, 2011, 12:04:34 pm
Yakuza 3 mainly. Dear lord I beat the game over a week ago and I still play it for hours every day. The content in this game is just crazy, and the side stories are some of the funniest things I have ever seen in a game ever. Seriously.

The story is probably the weakest in the main series, but I do not really mind. I was really into the characters and am really hoping the next game can do just as good.

And although I am not really into most of the music in the series, when a song sticks out to me, it just really blows my mind. The fight with [spoiler:3au669pe]Fuma[/spoiler:3au669pe] in particular for 3 was just absolutely brilliant.

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Hoping to get a few more Trophies in that and 3D Dot Game Heroes, (which is kind of losing my interest) before Yakuza 4 comes out. I also want to get a few more hours out of Halo Reach sometime soon.

Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Oh yeah, avatar award for boys is moralien suit, girls get Ulala. Also, there is a SC5 avatar shirt.

Really bummed about no Space Michael. :x
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on February 28, 2011, 04:33:59 pm
I played for 15 minutes of Marvel vs Capcom 3 and it feels really weird.

Doesn't it feel like the game just randomly plays itself, regardless of what's your input?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: cube_b3 on February 28, 2011, 04:50:14 pm
@ Sanus: The story is weakest in the game? I thought the last 2 games, in game story was weak. Damn! Well atleast this time I know what to expect so hopefully I won't be disappointed.

Fingers Crossed, will play Yakuza 3 this year!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 01, 2011, 02:04:30 pm
Got Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition faster than I thought it would arrive.

The game certainly has some stability issues, and the lack of anti aliasing is pretty annoying (Playing this on the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 one has it), but so far I have enjoyed it and it is working better than I had expected. The overall world is just so overwhelming though, and I am worried I will mess something up almost every step of the way. You can literally kill anyone (except maybe kids? I never tried) and I think this will have a huge effect on what happens later on, so I am playing kind of overly cautious.

I am pretty annoyed though, the lockpicking is harder to understand than Oblivion's was, and now it is just way too hard for me to even attempt that. I was stuck in a section early on and thought I broke the game because I wandered aimlessly for hours, but apparently I am just a moron and could have used a key on a door.

Quote from: "cube_b3"
@ Sanus: The story is weakest in the game? I thought the last 2 games, in game story was weak. Damn! Well atleast this time I know what to expect so hopefully I won't be disappointed.

Fingers Crossed, will play Yakuza 3 this year!

Well, to each his own I suppose, you might like this one the most if that is the case.

For the first few hours of the game the main focus is on Kiryu running an orphanage and is mostly interactions between them and a set few people in Okinawa. Yakuza 2 started slow too, but I was literally on the edge of my seat for every moment of that once it got going. Outside of how incredible some of the fights in 3 got, most of the story did not effect me as much as I thought it would.

I think the way the game was built this time though was for interesting encounters more than anything. It takes a lot of fan favorite elements and really runs with them.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on March 01, 2011, 02:43:58 pm
The DLC is horrible on PS3. Mother Zeta is unplayable. I saw my friend play it and I was shocked. It would freeze and he would wait 10 mins to start, if not he'd restart it... WTF? Shitty devs.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 01, 2011, 05:17:51 pm
I'm about halfway through Ghost Trick now.
Some of these puzzles are pretty creative. The time-warp within a time-warp brought back memories of Inception's dream levels :D.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 01, 2011, 05:58:55 pm
Quote from: "George"
The DLC is horrible on PS3. Mother Zeta is unplayable. I saw my friend play it and I was shocked. It would freeze and he would wait 10 mins to start, if not he'd restart it... WTF? Shitty devs.

The game is designed with a fast spinning disc in mind, with the speed Blu-Ray runs at there would have always been issues unless they redesigned it specifically for the hardware.

What bugs me is that there was never any patch after the trophies in the original release of this. There should have at least been an optional install, that would have fixed most of the problems.

Meh, hard to complain at the price I got, but if I spent $40+ I would have been pissed.

Really annoys me how the PlayStation 3 version of Bayonetta got so much hate literally just because SEGA had a hand in it when this game has actual problems. OH NO! The (few) laggy cutscenes! They purposely tried to ruin a good game! Death to them!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on March 01, 2011, 06:37:11 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Quote from: "George"
The DLC is horrible on PS3. Mother Zeta is unplayable. I saw my friend play it and I was shocked. It would freeze and he would wait 10 mins to start, if not he'd restart it... WTF? Shitty devs.

The game is designed with a fast spinning disc in mind, with the speed Blu-Ray runs at there would have always been issues unless they redesigned it specifically for the hardware.

What bugs me is that there was never any patch after the trophies in the original release of this. There should have at least been an optional install, that would have fixed most of the problems.

Meh, hard to complain at the price I got, but if I spent $40+ I would have been pissed.

Really annoys me how the PlayStation 3 version of Bayonetta got so much hate literally just because SEGA had a hand in it when this game has actual problems. OH NO! The (few) laggy cutscenes! They purposely tried to ruin a good game! Death to them!
The disc spinning has nothing to do with the issues. Bluray may spin slower, but it outputs more data, isn't that the whole reason it spins, to read data?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 02, 2011, 02:28:52 am
Quote from: "max_cady"
I played for 15 minutes of Marvel vs Capcom 3 and it feels really weird.

Doesn't it feel like the game just randomly plays itself, regardless of what's your input?

No, not at all. I've been playing it ass-loads recently and never really felt like that.

Anyway, that's really all I've been playing apart from a very little bit of Back to the Future episode 1, which is pretty good.

@ Sanus: Not sure why you find the lock-picking hard, it's just a matter of getting the pin in the right location and slowly testing the lock.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 02, 2011, 04:05:42 pm
But is there some AI configuration in that game?

I'm sure it was the full PS3 version playing in the kiosk. I tagged one of my characters out(didn't know how that happened) and one of my tag partners kept getting into the match... It just felt weird.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 02, 2011, 08:40:32 pm
George, are you serious?

More data being loaded has nothing to do with the speed. The game accesses the content when it is promted to, it does not load ahead in stuff like Uncharted does, unless you did not know of the dozens of PlayStation 3 games that require installs? It is the first home game console to require it so...

It would have to be redesigned to play like the other versions do, or just let you install it. I have no idea why it is not an option.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on March 02, 2011, 08:44:53 pm
Mostly been playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at the moment.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on March 02, 2011, 10:25:30 pm
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
George, are you serious?

More data being loaded has nothing to do with the speed. The game accesses the content when it is promted to, it does not load ahead in stuff like Uncharted does, unless you did not know of the dozens of PlayStation 3 games that require installs? It is the first home game console to require it so...

It would have to be redesigned to play like the other versions do, or just let you install it. I have no idea why it is not an option.
Wait... are you fucking serious?

Why does the Bluray speed matter when the DLC is not even read off of a disc?

The DLC issues also plague the 360 & PC versions of the game. Not as bad as the PS3, but still pretty bad. How can a bluray be to blamed for DLC (DOWNLOADED CONTENT) not working as well, but have tons of other games with 0 installs work fine? Don't you think the developers are at fault?

Oh... right. It is called shitty programming. Also you comparing Bluray vs. DVD 'read speeds' by just seeing how 'fast' they say on the box is wrong. Totally wrong. The reason 12x dvd speed is better than 8x is because of the data it reads. Faster = more data. Bluray is slower speed disc, with more data transfer.

Or are you serious?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 03, 2011, 04:39:34 pm
The DLC is on the disc in the in the GOTY release.

I think you misunderstood me however. I was talking about the entire game running on the PlayStation 3 specifically, not the DLC. You did not mention it at all in your second post, so that is weird.

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Anyways, I played a lot more of the game and have not had really any issues yet, so I assume it is related to how much content is on your save file (maybe it runs worse on some versions of the console?). I am not sure what the point of having items or bodies lie in the same place for 100+ hours is meant to accomplish, but it is pretty neat I guess.

Also Yakuza 3 keeps getting more amazing. The sunbstories are almost good enough for their own game completely.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 05, 2011, 04:24:05 am
^The Hitman Missions in Yakuza 3 were just... awesome. I played the shit out of those.

I was extremely pleased to see the weapon inventory system return in the Yakuza 4 demo, can't wait to go on more legendary weapon quests.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 05, 2011, 04:54:30 pm
Tossed my old PS2 in the closet and hooked up my original XBOX, been enjoying Otogi, Gunvalkyrie and Crazy Taxi 3. :D Shame these aren't BC on the 360.

Question: is TJ&E 3 worth picking up?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 05, 2011, 05:44:02 pm
It is not bad or anything, but there are much better purchases you could make with that money.

It is pretty good with co-op though, but is pretty long. You seemed pretty bummed out with how you have so many games you have not completed.

On what I am playing. FUCK SOME OF THE EXTRA UNLOCKABLES IN YAKUZA 3 ARE SOME OF THE HARDEST THINGS IN A GAME EVER RAGE RAGE RAGE

Amazing game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 05, 2011, 06:15:34 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Tossed my old PS2 in the closet and hooked up my original XBOX, been enjoying Otogi, Gunvalkyrie and Crazy Taxi 3. :D Shame these aren't BC on the 360.

Question: is TJ&E 3 worth picking up?

Did someone say original Xbox suggestions?

Splinter Cell
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Splinter Cell quickly became one of my all time favourite series with these games. Even the mediocre Double Agent and wildly different Conviction couldn't hurt it.

Also, get Knight of the Old Republic, one of the best RPGs I have ever played. Ever. And you like Star Wars so it's even better.

Oh yes, and if you can find Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes, that's a really awesome but devilishly hard game.

Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
On what I am playing. FUCK SOME OF THE EXTRA UNLOCKABLES IN YAKUZA 3 ARE SOME OF THE HARDEST THINGS IN A GAME EVER RAGE RAGE RAGE

I spent so much time trying to get the batting cage hard course perfected so I could get that maple wood for the Patriarch's Bat.

Also, I just got glasses, and I tried the Yakuza 4 demo with them on, and HOLY SHIT I CAN ACTUALLY SEE WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON WITHOUT HAVING TO SIT CLOSER TO THE SCREEN AND IT LOOKS GLORIOUS. I want Yakuza 4 soooo much now.


Annnnnyway...
What should I play next? I'm thinking Uncharted 2, but I also really want to play Assassin's Creed 2/Brotherhood finally and Valkyria Chronicles. Which one is shortest, because I'll be going away for about 4 days on the 23rd of March and when I get back it's gonna be All Yakuza 4, All the Time. It even so happens that I've got that week off work, so I'm not fooling around when I say I'm literally going to be playing it most of my waking day.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 05, 2011, 06:54:25 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Also, get Knight of the Old Republic, one of the best RPGs I have ever played. Ever. And you like Star Wars so it's even better.

Got that one dude, played quite a bit back in the day, loved it. DIdn't complete it but I played more than enough to enjoy it a lot. Perhaps I'll return to it this weekend.  :afroman:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 05, 2011, 08:26:16 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Also, get Knight of the Old Republic, one of the best RPGs I have ever played. Ever. And you like Star Wars so it's even better.

Got that one dude, played quite a bit back in the day, loved it. DIdn't complete it but I played more than enough to enjoy it a lot. Perhaps I'll return to it this weekend.  :afroman:

What about KOTOR 2? Also a top game.

I started Uncharted 2 just a few hours ago, I love it already!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 06, 2011, 10:44:22 am
@MadeManG:
Valkyria Chronicles is pretty long (around 40 hours give or take), so you might want to hold off if you want to play Yakuza 4 right when it comes out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 06, 2011, 01:36:42 pm
^I figured that would be the case, so I've started Uncharted 2 instead. Bloody fantastic so far. Once again, it doesn't seem to have one single outstanding gameplay factor, but the combination of everything just works so well. Not to mention the characters and story are brilliant, it feels like playing an Indiana Jones movie.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 06, 2011, 04:03:55 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Question: is TJ&E 3 worth picking up?

I played through it on co-op. I'd probably describe it as playing a lot like a faster, and better looking version of the first game in the series. I'd say it's worth playing through if you can find it for pretty cheap.

Quote from: "MadeManG74"
^I figured that would be the case, so I've started Uncharted 2 instead. Bloody fantastic so far. Once again, it doesn't seem to have one single outstanding gameplay factor, but the combination of everything just works so well. Not to mention the characters and story are brilliant, it feels like playing an Indiana Jones movie.
That's basically what the Uncharted series is all about. Story, presentation, characters, and a bunch of gameplay styles coming together to make something great. Glad you're enjoying it :D.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 07, 2011, 03:35:19 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
That's basically what the Uncharted series is all about. Story, presentation, characters, and a bunch of gameplay styles coming together to make something great. Glad you're enjoying it :D.

I certainly am! I'm up to the 'Locomotion' level, well actually, just finished 'Tunnel Vision' but it's all the train bit. Bloody awesome game. Seriously, this must be one of the best games I've played this gen I think (although I've played a bunch of games I've said that about, I'm loving it).

Apart from that not really playing anything else apart from MVC3 which I've been playing pretty solidly since release.

I did just download 'Beneath a Steel Sky' which is free on GOG though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 08, 2011, 12:05:16 am
Pretty productive day today.
I beat Ghost Trick on the DS, and de Blob on the Wii.

Ghost Trick got a bit odd near the end, but was still really good.
de Blob was consistently fun throughout. Jet Set Radio meets Flower. I'm looking forward to checking out the sequel, especially knowing that jumping is pulled off by pressing a button now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on March 08, 2011, 11:08:07 am
I've been buying a lot of Saturn fighting games.  Just got Last Bronx.  That game is pretty fun.  It's hard, but fun.  I like all the unlockable stuff too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: crackdude on March 08, 2011, 07:25:08 pm
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
I've been buying a lot of Saturn fighting games.  Just got Last Bronx.  That game is pretty fun.  It's hard, but fun.  I like all the unlockable stuff too.
Hey! I just bought this and played it today!

I love the dude with the hammer. This game is pure comedy gold, I love it.

I think the fighting is pretty basic, but that's also what's nice about it.

I've also been playing Skate.

And Space Harrier.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on March 09, 2011, 12:33:30 am
So far I like the guy with the staff.  It is pretty basic, but also realistic with how much damage you take when you get hit.

I don't know Skate, but Space Harrier rules!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 09, 2011, 02:07:45 am
Glad you guys are enjoying it. I used to use Kurosawa with the wooden sword and Joe with the Nunchucks. The damage in the game is very high, but I kinda like it. Makes it very tense considering how quick you can get KO'd.

Soup: What is Ghost Trick like? I could use a new portable game and that one looked really interesting. I don't want to start any new console games because I gotta finish Uncharted 2 and then want to go into Yakuza 4 without anytihng else on the menu.

As for what I've actually been playing... not a lot :(
Didn't get a chance to touch any games yesterday or tonight so far. Might play some Uncharted 2 later tonight though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on March 09, 2011, 02:37:34 pm
More Resonance of Fate goodness...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on March 09, 2011, 07:23:53 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Soup: What is Ghost Trick like? I could use a new portable game and that one looked really interesting. I don't want to start any new console games because I gotta finish Uncharted 2 and then want to go into Yakuza 4 without anytihng else on the menu.
The game's split up nicely into individual chapters/puzzles that mostly revolve around possessing and manipulating objects to prevent somebody's death. You can rewind the person's death as many times as it takes to figure out the right sequence of what you need to do.  The graphics are really well done for a DS game, and while the story can get pretty out there, it's presented well, and has a couple really endearing characters.
It's not overly long either. Probably around the 9 hour mark.
I'd definitely recommend checking it out though.

I was planning on playing through Vagrant Story, but it looks like my PSP will no longer power on. On the upside, 999 showed up in the mail today, so it's back to the DS for my gaming on the go.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 10, 2011, 01:43:09 am
^Thanks for the info! I think I'll definitely check it out, it looks like something interesting and different.

In the meantime though, I wanna get back to Uncharted 2!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on March 10, 2011, 01:28:52 pm
Stacking, I got Playstation plus. Basically was going to get Sonic the Hedgehog and other Genesis titles on PSN... and Stacking which is 15 bucks. So I just got PSN+ for 3 months. I might get a year after, I quite enjoy it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 11, 2011, 01:51:23 pm
Fight Night Champion.

What the fuck EA, what have you done to the series I once loved?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on March 11, 2011, 02:06:09 pm
^^^What is wrong with it? From what I played of the demo, it seemed pretty samey to me. It looked and felt high quality enough, but I could not get into it, just like the rest of the series.

I guess I will slow down buying so many games now. I have never really been able to have so many new games at once outside of burning Dreamcast games, so it is pretty overwhelming. I have always wanted to be like this, but now that it is here I am not sure what I feel, especially because so much is happening in my life right now.

Games I need to beat:

Yakuza 4 (Comes out next week...)
Fallout 3
3D Dot Game Heroes
Crash Team Racing
Vanquish (Hard playthrough and then sell it, will be the first game since Sonic 06 that I sold)
DeathSmiles (1CC run)
Arc the Lad
Dead Nation
Bloody Roar 2 (Story mode)

And my friend gave me Valkyria Chronicles and said he would pay me $20 to beat it, because he knows I hate it. I only ever played the Japanese release before, so eh.

I am also making a "SEGA Venture" on my site, like a diary of Yakuza 3, so I still have to play that a lot.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on March 12, 2011, 12:39:56 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
^^^What is wrong with it? From what I played of the demo, it seemed pretty samey to me. It looked and felt high quality enough, but I could not get into it, just like the rest of the series.

The biggest difference is the blocking/parrying mechanic just feels weird, you can't choose high or low block anymore and it seems impossible to parry punches. The new punch controls seem really loose compared to 3 and 4 as well.

Basically the whole thing just feels like you have less control of the boxers and i just didn't enjoy it much at all.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Snowcat on March 14, 2011, 11:23:01 am
...Pokemon Black *runs and hides*

...Also Uncharted and Dead to Rights: Retribution
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Post by: CrazyT on March 14, 2011, 11:52:25 am
I like pokemon too. There's nothing wrong about that :P Their good games.

However Black and white took things to a whole nother level and in my eyes they're just masterpieces. They've really went all out with these. Just think about the fact that 650 pokemon fully animate from the front AND back.

Gotta givem credit for that and it just shows effort pays off. The game is selling better than the previous two. Kids around my age (20) are actually bringing their ds'es to school. I haven't seen that since pokemon silver on the gbc, and that was in 6th grade.
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Post by: SOUP on March 14, 2011, 11:59:27 am
I'm interested in checking out the new Pokémon games. I got about 40 hours into Pearl, and kinda stopped. So much grinding :(.

I've been playing God of War: Ghost of Sparta. It's got that same "just one more save point" appeal of the other ones. Looks like 999 is gonna have to wait.
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Post by: Snowcat on March 14, 2011, 01:30:26 pm
Pokemon has really evolved with this gen (excuse the pun) EV training has become vital and the storyline is a bit darker.

Crazytails, I don't think that reflects on the game but more on "our" generation.... people are all about reliving their child hoods right now...
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Post by: MadeManG74 on March 14, 2011, 02:19:24 pm
Seeing how insanely popular these new Pokemon games are has got be curious to try it out too.

In any event, I finished Uncharted 2 the other day, it's hard to say with Yakuza 3 being so good, but possibly the best PS3 game I've played yet. Certainly one of the best games this gen.

ACtually, having said that, thinking about how many fantastic games there have been this gen (Yakuza 3, Mass Effect 2, Uncharted 2, Mafia 2, Arkham Asylum, Bayonetta etc) makes me wonder how anyone can hate it.
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Post by: SOUP on March 14, 2011, 02:56:49 pm
There sure have been some great games released this gen. I can't wait for Uncharted 3 :D.

@MadeMang:
Have you tried out inFamous?
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Post by: max_cady on March 14, 2011, 03:39:49 pm
Resonance of Fate complete with Leanne pantsu...
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 14, 2011, 03:56:48 pm
Been playing Wind and Water Puzzle Battles on my Caanoo, thanks to a GP2X Wiz emulator. So I'm playing a Wiz game in a Wiz Emulator on a Caanoo. lol

Also playing The Punisher, thanks to Mademan's recommendation, and played some Super Bust-A-Move on the PS2 last night.

Hoping to play Pier Solar and Puyo Pop Fever this week, if they arrive on time!
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on March 14, 2011, 07:46:05 pm
I've been playing Hyper-Himension Neptunia.  So far it's pretty weird.  Especially how you have to rely on the characters to heal themselves in battle.  It may be worth something someday, since it seems like it's hard to find.
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Post by: crackdude on March 14, 2011, 08:17:23 pm
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
I've been playing Hyper-Himension Neptunia.  So far it's pretty weird.  Especially how you have to rely on the characters to heal themselves in battle.  It may be worth something someday, since it seems like it's hard to find.
I'm very interested in this game. Hit me up on how fun it is!
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Post by: George on March 15, 2011, 01:15:56 am
O.O

Stacking is great.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on March 15, 2011, 04:47:52 am
Quote from: "SOUP"
There sure have been some great games released this gen. I can't wait for Uncharted 3 :D.

@MadeMang:
Have you tried out inFamous?

Not yet, but it's on my list. It doesn't look all that appealing to me at first glance, but I've heard it's great. I think inFamous 2 is on it's way soon too, so more incentive for me to check it out.

For the time being though, now that I have finished Uncharted 2, I'm kinda just gonna wait until Yakuza 4 before starting anything major. To that end I've been playing a bit of Civ 5, MVC3 and today i tried out a bit of Motorstorm Apocalypse. First Motorstorm game I've played, it's quite fun, and i like the comic book cutscenes.
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Post by: SOUP on March 15, 2011, 06:50:22 am
^
It didn't really interest me at first either. It's a really solid game though. It had a similar feel to Spider-man 2 on the last gen consoles. The powers that you get are pretty fun to mess around with too. It's a bit rough around the edges, but just enough that you know the sequel's going to be really fantastic.
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Post by: George on March 16, 2011, 02:29:00 am
Yakuza 4 and its MGS4 type install screen is the longest mandatory install I have had ... since Bioshock.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on March 16, 2011, 03:00:31 am
Yakuza 4 is out in US? I gotta wait until the 24th >:(
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 16, 2011, 07:56:59 pm
Puyo Pop Fever on the SEGA DC. Awesome game. Crazy that it released to the DC on February 24, 2004. It has everything! Bios hacks, VMU icons, a special disc image in the cd player. Oh yeah, and the game ain't half bad either ;)
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Post by: George on March 17, 2011, 03:06:32 am
Came out on the 15th.

OK, wtf.. now i'm pissed. I got 25k Mahjong bars or points or whatever you do to play. I played the easy table and left with '30k', when I left... said I had nothing. Couldn't trade in for prizes and the table didn't let me play again cuz I needed 25k to enter. WTF.

Thanks for stealing 25,000 yen :(
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Post by: max_cady on March 17, 2011, 05:47:59 am
Resonance of Fate is keeping me very busy.
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Post by: SOUP on March 17, 2011, 09:42:28 pm
Cannon Spike showed up in the mail. It took me a decent amount of to actually beat it (as well as a knocking down the difficulty a couple notches in the process). The upside was that I got to try out a different character each time :D. B.B.Hood was the winner in the end. I enjoyed all the Capcom fan service, but I'd really like to see this game remade with dual analogue controls. Relying on the lock on took a lot of getting used to.
Since I got the new PSP, I was planning on getting back into Vagrant Story, but I ended up picking up God of War: Ghost of Sparta (taking advantage of the Playstation Plus 50% off sale. It's really fun so far. I know I should probably focus on other games that I've already started, but it's got the same addictive qualities of the other games in the series. You get to a save point, but want to just get to the next one, and so on. The story's pretty interesting so far. It's got some great set pieces, like Atlantis and Sparta being big features.

I've also picked up Yakuza 4 :D. I've only beaten the first chapter so far. Haven't had a lot of time to sit down and play it unfortunately :(.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 18, 2011, 07:37:00 am
I have Cannon Spike on my "must get" list of Dreamcast games. It's actually not too badly priced, I see it for around $50 usually which is the same price as it was when released. Not too bad. Think it's worth dropping $50 on?

Also, I need to get my hands on Rival Schools 2 aka Project Justice.
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Post by: SOUP on March 18, 2011, 10:01:39 am
If it was a game that came out today, or was being ported to something else, I'd probably say it wasn't worth it. Since it's only on Dreamcast though, and the price wont' really get any lower than that, I'd say it's probably worth it.
It only takes about 20 minutes to get from the start to the finish if you don't get a game over. The controls can be a bit frustrating, because it's essentially set up like a dual stick shooter (Geometry Wars, Super Stardust, etc...) but without a second stick.
Overall, I'd say it's fun, but a bit rough around the edges. The Capcom cameos are what really elevates it. It really comes down to how much enjoyment you think you'd get out of shooting a ton of enemies as various Capcom characters.
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on March 19, 2011, 11:10:15 am
One of my relatives has brought his 360 to my home so I've been playing that for the past few weeks. I decided despite my dislike for cover-based shooting I would give the Mass Effect games a try, mostly just so I could experience the story, which I am interested in. I finished Mass Effect already and I'm currently playing Mass Effect 2. I liked the gameplay of the first Mass Effect more. You had more freedom in how you approached combat, while in the second game you pretty much have to take cover if you want any hope of not being killed. Plus, I liked the inventory system of stuff more in the first one and it just seemed more RPG-ish to me than the second one has. I'll post more of what I think of the second game after I finish it, but at the moment the story is the strongest part of Mass Effect 2.

Also, my female redhead Shepard is sooo much better than that default Shepard male they give you. Ugh.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on March 19, 2011, 04:21:18 pm
Yakuza 4 has not arrived yet. D:

No wonder I was so confused why everyone liked Valkyria, I had no idea you could fix the tank or save during a fight.

I like it a lot more, but I think it is still overly frustrating at times, and the cutscenes are just pathetic. I am really mad that THIS is the one SEGA IP that got so much praise, when they have released so many other great games that seemingly no one cares about, so I am overreacting a bit, but I still do not really like much out of some of the gameplay elements.

I also really hate how there is no exploring or anything outside of the combat, but with that said, I am actually kind of addicted to it, but it really brings out the worst in me. I never yelled this much at a game since Sonic Unleashed, and we all know how frustrating that was!

Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
One of my relatives has brought his 360 to my home so I've been playing that for the past few weeks. I decided despite my dislike for cover-based shooting I would give the Mass Effect games a try, mostly just so I could experience the story, which I am interested in. I finished Mass Effect already and I'm currently playing Mass Effect 2. I liked the gameplay of the first Mass Effect more. You had more freedom in how you approached combat, while in the second game you pretty much have to take cover if you want any hope of not being killed. Plus, I liked the inventory system of stuff more in the first one and it just seemed more RPG-ish to me than the second one has. I'll post more of what I think of the second game after I finish it, but at the moment the story is the strongest part of Mass Effect 2.

Also, my female redhead Shepard is sooo much better than that default Shepard male they give you. Ugh.

At first, I really could not have agreed with you more, but as I got further and further into Mass Effect 2 I really just started to love it so much. Some of the action is just mindblowing, and I do not think I ever got that attached to game characters before.
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Post by: SOUP on March 20, 2011, 10:28:46 am
I'm pretty close to the end of God of War: Ghost of Sparta (really great game btw), but most of my time set aside for video games has gone into Yakuza 4. I'm up around the 8 hour mark, but I still haven't finished the fourth chapter. I'm really enjoying it so far, but it's so easy to get sidetracked into playing a bunch of side-stories.  I also ran into a cool Shenmue II moment :D.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on March 20, 2011, 11:55:38 am
I was playing Yakuza 4 last night and in Poppo (the convenience store) they were playing a song from Jet Set Radio Future.

I don't know titles, but it is the one that goes "understand, understand, understand, understand the concept of love."
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 20, 2011, 11:57:22 am
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
I was playing Yakuza 4 last night and in Poppo (the convenience store) they were playing a song from Jet Set Radio Future.

I don't know titles, but it is the one that goes "understand, understand, understand, understand the concept of love."

HA! Cool find. Yeah, that song would be "the concept of love".
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Post by: crackdude on March 20, 2011, 12:39:38 pm
That is why I love Sega games, the cross-references.
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Post by: Happy Cat on March 20, 2011, 02:42:38 pm
Been getting back into PSP2. Need to finish story mode. Having your character constantly crushed by bosses is a good motivation killer.

Newmans in PSP2 suck so bad, i wish i never wasted so many hours on one.

My Lv 15 beast has almost half the HP as my Lv 55 newman. Both vanguard class.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on March 20, 2011, 03:37:24 pm
Quote from: "crackdude"
That is why I love Sega games, the cross-references.

Thanks Barry,

Yeah, Crackdude, I totally agree.  And it was very subtle.  Speaking of cross-references  I just played Fighters Megamix for the first time today.  Very fun and addicting.  

Kumachan / Pandachan fills me with rage whenever I see him, and I can't explain why, though.  I just want to keep punching and kicking him after he's dead.
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Post by: max_cady on March 21, 2011, 09:25:06 am
A little bit of Spiral Knights here and there.

I tested out Resonance of Fate on the 360 using both VGA and HDMI ports.
Image quality is roughly the same on each one. Sound, for example, my LG LCD is kinda weird... PC audio sound is terrible, muffled and some stuff simply doesn't work, but on HDMI it's perfect.
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on March 21, 2011, 09:56:04 am
Finished Mass Effect 2, and I think I still stand by what I said in my earlier post. The gameplay in the first title was overall more enjoyable for me, but the second game did have a good story. The final boss in Mass Effect 2 is also more satisfying than the final boss of the first one. So yeah, I would say overall I enjoyed the first Mass Effect a bit more. As I said, it just felt more like an RPG to me than the second one did.

The next 360 game I've started playing is Kameo:Elements of Power. It's one of the 360 exclusives I've always wanted to try out. Thus far I like it, I'm sure it gets even better once you have more Elemental Warriors  to use.
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Post by: max_cady on March 21, 2011, 07:08:51 pm
I've been having a ton of fun playing Resonance of Fate, but I think the difficulty is finally getting to me again. You see, the enemies level up as you progress through each chapter. And at Chapter 11, things have gotten far more complicated than before...
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Post by: SOUP on March 21, 2011, 08:44:27 pm
I beat God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
This game just kept on impressing me. It's not all that long, or tough, compared to the other titles, but it's got the same quality presentation.
I'd definitely recommend it to any fans of the series.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 21, 2011, 09:08:33 pm
...shudder...

So after watching a bit of a Sonic '06 playthrough, I decided to play a few stages earlier to remind myself why I hated the game so much. After 2 stages I had to question why I do these stupid things to myself. :(

Look, the damn thing is now on my gamercard! Stupid stupid Barry!
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on March 21, 2011, 09:58:38 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
...shudder...

So after watching a bit of a Sonic '06 playthrough, I decided to play a few stages earlier to remind myself why I hated the game so much. After 2 stages I had to question why I do these stupid things to myself. :(

Look, the damn thing is now on my gamercard! Stupid stupid Barry!

I think I can officially say I'm the only person on this site that truly enjoys that game. =P

Anywho, downloading  Dragon's Lair at the moment. Can't wait, I've always wanted to play this classic and now I will finally be able to.
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Post by: George on March 22, 2011, 03:49:25 am
Got all trophies and Stacking and the Costume Quest DLC. Now I wait for Stacking's DLC.
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on March 22, 2011, 02:47:02 pm
Played some of Dragon's Lair earlier and so far I'm really enjoying it. It requires a lot of memorization in order to clear rooms successfully but it is good fun. =) Dirk's constant yelps and screams of panic are hilarious.
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Post by: George on March 23, 2011, 12:04:27 am
WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT.

First of all, I downloaded the Socom 4 beta. It wasn't that big, it was like 400-500mb. Then right when it booted it had a 37mb update. OK, I can live with this.

Then it boots and says 'contacting server' in game. OH OK. Downloading update? Another one? Must be map changes? 1.5gb it comes to. WTF.. and you can't background install it either. Why not just make it 2gb> on the PSN store so I can actually background download it?
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Post by: SOUP on March 23, 2011, 06:39:28 am
^
I got caught by this one too last night. I ended up with a useless PS3 for most of the night while this thing downloaded. Time that could have been spent playing Yakuza 4 :(.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 23, 2011, 07:45:30 am
Played the first 15 minutes of Pier Solar. Great game! First thing that stands out are the CD quality sounds and music. Seriously, amazing stuff. It makes me wish that more big name games used this feature back in the day. Imagine if SEGA released a Genesis classics line in which some of the best games rereleased, at a lower price, with an attached CD. I'd assume there would just have to be some changes made to the cart, so that it could "talk" with the SEGA CD. Probably wouldn't have saved the SEGA CD, but it would have given extra incentive to buy the thing.

Graphics are great, lots of cool little effects like how the menu flies in. Dialogue is well written, has a very english-vibe to it. So thankfully no stilted "Father is sick. We must save him!" stuff. Didn't make it to a save point, so I shut it off and will play more this weekend.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on March 23, 2011, 06:18:51 pm
If you can put the music on a CD, why wouldn't they put the whole game on SEGA CD?  I guess they would have less of an audience then.
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on March 23, 2011, 06:24:05 pm
I finished the Reverie add-on for Castlevania:Lords of Shadow. It has more of a focus on platforming and puzzles over the combat, but it's a great all-round experience and well worth the $10. It also explains some of the story for the epilogue in the main game. I won't say what because that would be a HUGE spoiler for anyone who hasn't played Lords of Shadow yet. ;)
So yeah, I loved Reverie and I'm really looking forward to the continuation in "Resurrection."
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Post by: Chicklet188 on March 24, 2011, 11:32:35 am
I beat Little Big Planet. I am playing through Castle Crashers Cooperatively with my boyfriend. :)
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Post by: George on March 24, 2011, 02:06:38 pm
Yeah I bought Castle Crashers along with Dead Nations... played a bit of the later, but Yakuza 4 is taking all my time (18 hours in, right in the end of the Akiyama part 1). 3 more to go ;3 .
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Post by: Chicklet188 on March 24, 2011, 09:43:25 pm
Yes it is a pretty good game. Some strange parts, but otherwise interesting.
I have hear good things about Yakuzza 4. Hope it goes well.
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Post by: crackdude on March 26, 2011, 12:05:59 pm
Can't get through the spinning wheel of electric death in LBP..

Been playing GigaWing. Shit's so cash.
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Post by: Snowcat on March 27, 2011, 03:23:47 pm
:p Super Monkey Ball 3D!
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Post by: Chicklet188 on March 27, 2011, 09:54:42 pm
Yes that spinning wheel of electrical death is quite challenging. I am sure that you will get through it soon.
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Post by: George on March 28, 2011, 01:40:19 am
I thought it was pretty easy.
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Post by: max_cady on March 29, 2011, 06:01:28 pm
Resonanace of Fate

After beating one insanely difficult boss in Chapter 11. I've been a couple of side-missions and some insame leveling up.

So far, so good.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on March 30, 2011, 04:43:23 pm
Just finished Fallout 3 the other night and am on the last DLC, after which I will shelf the game for a few months. Great game, but some of the issues are weird and the PlayStation 3 version is pretty weak, but I found ways around the problems. The story and characters are not really all that interesting or good, but the setting is wonderful and I really would like to get every Trophy in this one day.

Kind of stopped playing Valkyria alltogether because the fights just last so long. I know you can save, but it is just silly how I am half way in and the last fight I had was 2 and a half hours long. WTF?? Good game though, but I have a lot of issues with it outside of that.

Arc the Lad. So far I really like this a lot and the quick battles are very refreshing in comparison to Valkyria. It has aged kind of bad, with awkward level graphics and somewhat low quality music that can get annoying when it repeats, but I like it. I want to get the other two games in the series, but I heard the second one is really dark, and I am not sure if I am in the mood for another dark RPG right now...

Strania - The Stella Machina. I know none of you have heard of this, it is an XBLA game that came out just today, by the creators of some of the most expensive Dreamcast shmups around. I was not sure about this after their last game (Mamoru, I thought it was awful), but it is really great fun so far and has outstanding music. The style really reminds me of a mix of Radiant Silvergun, Gunstar Heroes and various other Genesis releases - I love it. I am going to have a rough time trying to complete this one!

[youtube:3pjytdhu]WjPMeS0nZ0I[/youtube:3pjytdhu]

BRING ON RADIANT SILVERGUN XBLA!

Quote from: "George"
Yeah I bought Castle Crashers along with Dead Nations... played a bit of the later, but Yakuza 4 is taking all my time (18 hours in, right in the end of the Akiyama part 1). 3 more to go ;3 .

We need to play a game of Dead Nation sometime in the future. It is great fun when you can handle the madness.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 03, 2011, 05:32:41 pm
Sonic Colors.

Loving it so far. I love how it kicks off with an action stage as soon as you hit start. Last Sonic game to do that was, what, Sonic 2 (3 and S&K had a file menu after you hit start)?

Gameplay is the best of Unleashed, with most of the problems stripped away. Only complaint is the quick step, which should have been on the triggers. Still, having a lot of fun with it. Also, I love how the Eggman Arcade bonus stages use Sonic 1 maps.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 04, 2011, 03:12:06 am
I've been playing obscene amounts of Yakuza 4. I could go into detail, but there's just too much good about this game to even begin.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 04, 2011, 02:35:31 pm
Picked up Madworld for $9. Saw No More Heroes 2, but thought I'd hold off until I beat Colors and Madworld.

Question: Should I just get No More Heroes 2 or should I start with the first one?
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Post by: SOUP on April 05, 2011, 08:05:22 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Question: Should I just get No More Heroes 2 or should I start with the first one?

I'd probably start off with the first one. It's a bit rough around the edges, but has more memorable bosses.
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Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 05, 2011, 08:17:03 am
Cool, thanks!

I'm loving how all the third party Wii titles are like $10-$20. For the price of one new 360 game, I could get every SEGA lightgun game and a few other titles.

Only thing that sucks is how expensive the Nintendo titles are. Idjits.
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Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 05, 2011, 09:54:29 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"

Only thing that sucks is how expensive the Nintendo titles are. Idjits.

Seriously, I went into look at the Wii section the other day and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption a game that came out several years ago is still $50. =P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 05, 2011, 09:59:13 am
Yeah, WarioWare Smooth moves, released in '07, is $50 on Amazon and $30 used at GameStop. Meanwhile, same price could get me Let's Tap, MadWorld and Ghost Squad.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 05, 2011, 01:44:29 pm
Red Dead Redemption needs to have check points when you travel or spawn you close to where you died. I hate traveling 10 mins, get killed, travel again.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on April 05, 2011, 04:36:44 pm
Nintendo makes the highest quality games on Wii for sure, but I barely own any of them because I almost always feel ripped off spending more than $20 on a Wii game when I can get a $15 Xbox 360 game with dozens more hours of gameplay, online features and better everything (mechanics, controls, graphics...).

Even the 'hardcore' games like No More Heroes with great style pale horrifically in comparison to HD action games.

Anyways,

I got X-Men arcade with Microsoft's cool sale. The game is slightly worse than I expected, the level gimmicks suck (literally every level has an elevator...), the music is a mix of incredible and hilariously poor, the action is hard to follow and feels messy, and the point system is broken completely.

All of that said, I had great fun with it and am going to get each achievement. For $2.50 and like five hours of gameplay mixed with the couple hours I spent finding out just who Dazzler was I could not ask for a better bang for my buck. Great port as well, I am surprised considering BackBone's history.
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Post by: MadeManG74 on April 06, 2011, 05:56:22 am
I think the idea of Nintendo not lowering prices is that they don't want people to wait for a markdown or expect one and not buy the game when it's new. It kinda makes sense, and when you consider how well a lot of their older titles still sell at full price, it's probably working out okay for them.

Anyway, still playing Yakuza 4. Some guys at work brought up how little I've played of Black Ops, since I only really played a little bit of it in Zombie mode with some friends but haven't touched the campaign. I told them I bet I could finish it by Monday on Hardened difficulty, so I might try to knock that over on the weekend.
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Post by: Emmett The Crab on April 06, 2011, 10:35:36 am
I tried the Kinect at my brother's house on Saturday.  The concept is amazing. I hope developers figure out how to make some good games on it.
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Post by: max_cady on April 06, 2011, 12:27:10 pm
More Resonance of Fate goodness. Very much enjoying it.
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Post by: Sega Uranus on April 06, 2011, 01:31:44 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
I think the idea of Nintendo not lowering prices is that they don't want people to wait for a markdown or expect one and not buy the game when it's new. It kinda makes sense, and when you consider how well a lot of their older titles still sell at full price, it's probably working out okay for them.

What bugs me the most is when their games fail to sell, they just stop making them altogether. They rarely lower their prices.

I also hate how they tend to actually improve their prices. Mario Kart DS launched in 2004 (not sure of the date?) at 30 USD. It is now 45 USD. It pisses me off so much because it actually works.

And because their portable games use cartridges, it actually costs more to produce and keep them up on store shelves. Modern Warfare 2 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 barely goes on sale, but Modern Warfare 2 on DS is usually more expensive now. FFS.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 07, 2011, 04:48:32 am
Its true, depending on the title. Like Metroid Other M got plenty o' price drops.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 07, 2011, 07:25:55 am
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
I tried the Kinect at my brother's house on Saturday.  The concept is amazing. I hope developers figure out how to make some good games on it.

If the rumors are true, mid June is gonna have two (potentially) great titles: Child of Eden and Rise of Nightmares.

lol, just realized both have SEGA connections and both are titled "___ of ___"
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 07, 2011, 01:21:52 pm
Doesn't Children of Eden also allow controller support and come out for PS3?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 07, 2011, 06:26:18 pm
Yikes, though I can't say I didn't see this coming... After some long weeks just building up, I finished two chapters in less than two days.

There was the wedding chapter, which was pretty easy and the next chapter with the Christmas theme was cute and oddly bizzare.

Then I realize that the game will be over in two chapters. This is going to hurt and I was right. Ouch.

Much tougher oponents than what I'm used too. Even with maxed out characters like the ones I have.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 08, 2011, 08:29:39 am
I'm currently playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood at the moment and I'm loving it. I would say I'm liking it even more than Assassin's Creed II.

Also playing Dragon Quest IX on my new DS and I'm loving it. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 08, 2011, 10:13:38 am
I'm finally getting back to playing 999 on the DS.  I'd really like to finish it up so I can get around to Radiant Historia.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 09, 2011, 01:19:52 pm
Finished Shining Force from Sega's Mega Drive Classics Collection! OOOOOhhh, yeeeeaaaahhh! That felt so good!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 09, 2011, 06:42:37 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
Finished Shining Force from Sega's Mega Drive Classics Collection! OOOOOhhh, yeeeeaaaahhh! That felt so good!
Yeah, the Darksol/Dark Dragon combo is one of my favorite RPG end bosses.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 09, 2011, 07:15:13 pm
Damn right!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 14, 2011, 07:32:39 am
Wario Land II on the Caanoo. Dumb me, I started playing the standard Game Boy rom (forgot I also downloaded the Game Boy Color version) and now I'm too far along to change games. Ah well, it's still fun.

Also almost done with Phoenix Wright on the iPhone.

And Sonic Colors, just need to complete Asteroid Coaster and Terminal Velocity. I'm about 5 hours in right now. Fun stuff!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 14, 2011, 03:05:07 pm
I just got Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and I am loving it! It's spectacular. ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 15, 2011, 04:03:55 pm
I'm finally on Chapter 16 of Resonance of Fate.

Just doing the early tasks first and then going all the way to the final boss.

Pretty intense ride for this RPG. I had completely tossed it aside at one point, because I was just so frustrated over how difficult it is.

But the rush I get when taking down a huge monster is so... so awesome!

Honestly, the characters are cool and all, but the story is somewhat lacking, not spoiling anything, but there doesn't appear to be any sense of urgency not till you get about 14 chapters in, up until that point the whole thing is very much episodic, day-to-day dillemas with self contained plots with some recurring things that get settled along the way.

But like I said, the strengh of the game's plot lies in it's three major protagonists, with fully fleshed out backstories, the antagonists feel so much like an afterthought.

Anyway, it's also a shame that after Chapter 8, you have pretty much explored the vast majority of the game world (and all the major cities with are just recycled assests), so later on is just a matter of going from point A to point B.

But nevertheless, RoF is a great experiment in JRPGs...

I don't have a spot yet for this one, but I'll let you know.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 15, 2011, 08:12:50 pm
After starting it almost 5 years ago, I'm finally getting around to finishing Pokémon Pearl Version. It's been a lot easier to get into now that I've got battle animations turned off, and the text speed set to max :).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 18, 2011, 07:45:53 am
At the final boss of Sonic Colors, so I've just nearly beaten the game. I was too tired to get all hardcore with the boss, so I saved it for tonight (gaming celibacy).

I have to say, Sonic Colors is THE best 3D Sonic game I've played since Sonic Adventure 2. And comparing both titles today, stripping away the nostalgia, 10th anniversary hype and "omfg, 128-bit graphics are amazing!", I'd say Colors beats out SA2. It is Sonic from start to finish. No overly long cutscenes, no non-Sonic characters getting in the way.

I did notice how they went about adding filler to Colors, as it felt as though only 2 acts were comparable to a full on Unleashed day stage or Sonic Adventure 1/2 action stage (aka true stages). While the four other acts were more truncated stages focusing on a puzzle element, level gimmick or a short high speed platforming stage. Even then, however, they remained true to what makes a Sonic game a Sonic game. So they were filler, but they were still Sonic stages. Wise move, Sonic Team. I'd take four of these types of stages over a 30 minute werehog or a treasure hunt or a mech shooter (or fishing).

My only complaints are a lack of HD graphics and a lack of Eggman bosses. He only appears as the final boss, and the six stage bosses were three bosses played twice (albeit with differences between battles). I'd give Colors a 9/10. Probably would give SA2 an 8.5/10, SA1 an 8/10, Heroes a 7/10, Shadow a 3/10, '06 a 1/10 (lol) and Unleashed a 7/10.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 20, 2011, 11:38:44 am
I've made it up to the Elite Four in Pokémon: Pearl Version. I think I'll have to do a bit more leveling up before I'm able to beat the final boss though.

I also picked up Portal 2 for the PS3 last night. So far it's pretty fantastic. I've only beaten the first chapter so far, so there haven't been any puzzles that are overly complicated yet.  I noticed a friend of mine was on Steam, so we gave the PC/PS3 cross-platform co-op a test run. It worked really well. The only downside was that I could only communicate with him via text chat, and I don't have a keyboard for the PS3, so chatting was a bit of a pain. The game has some nice features for communication in general though. You can send out points that you want the other player to look at. You can even get the little robots to play rock/paper/scissors or high-five eachother.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 20, 2011, 11:46:27 am
Finally got around to playing Venetica. I'm not very far at the moment as I haven't even gotten to Venice, but thus far it's quite fun.

Also I beat Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and I would have to say it ties with my other favorite Spider-Man game which is Ultimate Spider-Man. Overall I had a blast playing this new title, definitely worth checking out if your a fan of the 'ol webhead. ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on April 20, 2011, 04:49:26 pm
I have been playing a small group of games, but the only ones that I want to talk about I am very early in.

Threads of Fate on PlayStation was a game I have been wanting to play for ten years, and now that I am able to... It seems pretty great! I really wish Square made really cool platformer-like games similar to this still, instead of whatever the Hell they do now. I love the art and general style, VERY similar to Skies of Arcadia!

[youtube:13j9wpzx]85u6XP-VQcc[/youtube:13j9wpzx]

Replaying Sonic Advance series. The first one is very good, but the art kind of sucks. The second one was the first game where the speed really annoyed me, but has better music and MUCH better art... But the third one which I thought I loved so much all these years is actually the worst of the bunch. Seriously what an awful game. I mean, the concepts are so nice, but the level design is literally some of the worst I have ever seen in platformer ever... I have so much more respect for Sonic Rush and Sonic Unleashed/Colors 2D sections after playing this awful mess. I will beat it then never touch it again in my life. That is a tall claim.

EDIT: Played the Twinkle Snow boss. It is literally the worst Sonic boss in the entire franchise. I cannot believe how awful that game is, anyone who thinks they like it is stupid, like I was back when I first played it.

Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
I'd give Colors a 9/10

Heroes a 7/10

Shadow a 3/10

I know to never trust your opinions on Sonic games in the future.

 :evil:
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 20, 2011, 06:11:33 pm
I've gotten further in Venetica. I'm really enjoying it, it's got a fun combat system and the story is quite interesting.

Here's a trailer for the game if anyone is interested.

[youtube:an2jrtj9]kSf1kSAQR2g[/youtube:an2jrtj9]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on April 20, 2011, 09:02:16 pm
Finished the 4th case in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. It was both satisifying and creepy seeing Manfred von Karma go apeshit after proving something that I won't spoil.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 21, 2011, 12:54:02 pm
Quote from: "Chaosmaster8753"
Finished the 4th case in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. It was both satisifying and creepy seeing Manfred von Karma go apeshit after proving something that I won't spoil.
Have you gotten a chance to play any of the other titles in the series?

@Sanus:
I'm there with you on the Advance games. I liked them a lot more when they came out originally. I still really enjoy Sonic Rush though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on April 21, 2011, 03:58:40 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
Have you gotten a chance to play any of the other titles in the series?

So far, the first one is the only one I've played, but I'll probably get the other two when I get some Wii points (I have the WiiWare version).
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 21, 2011, 04:42:16 pm
Note to self: Never again play Sonic Free Riders on a game kiosk with only 3 hours of sleep and a very busy morning.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 21, 2011, 04:49:23 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
Note to self: Never again play Sonic Free Riders on a game kiosk with only 3 hours of sleep and a very busy morning.

Did you fall over or something?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 21, 2011, 05:09:07 pm
Quote from: "Chaosmaster8753"
Quote from: "SOUP"
Have you gotten a chance to play any of the other titles in the series?

So far, the first one is the only one I've played, but I'll probably get the other two when I get some Wii points (I have the WiiWare version).

Good stuff. I'm pretty sure that the third one is still my favourite title in the series. You're in for a treat :D.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 22, 2011, 05:19:17 am
@CosmicCastaway

Yes, something like that...A bit embarrasinjg.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 22, 2011, 10:51:58 am
Quote from: "max_cady"
@CosmicCastaway

Yes, something like that...A bit embarrasinjg.


Aw, I'm sorry. =(


I've gotten quite a bit further in Dragon Quest IX. The story has taken some really interesting turns and I can't wait to see how it will conclude.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 22, 2011, 08:21:44 pm
No prob.
I was just in a bad mood due to lack of sleep that's all...

Anyway, wow, Resonance of Fate seems almost self-aware at times, because it's sure it's trying it's darndest not to let me finish it. I leveled up, really beefed up and I actually came close to beating the final boss. The game glitched out on me after a retry. I'm not making this up...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 23, 2011, 09:39:06 am
I finally beat Pokémon: Pearl Version.
56 hours spread over 5 years.
Hopefully Silver doesn't take me as long to beat.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 24, 2011, 10:11:15 am
A friend came in from out of town for the weekend and we ended up beating the co-op mode in Portal 2. Really fantastic, but there were some definite head-scratchers in there.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on April 24, 2011, 10:33:52 am
I beat it. I finally finished Resonance of Fate. Nearly 110 hours put into it. This was indeed one of the hardest games, one of the toughtest RPGs I've ever played. The final boss battle is quite difficult. But doable, it's just a matter of picking the right strategy and a bit of luck.

The ending of this game was... strange, to say the least.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 24, 2011, 04:25:17 pm
I started playing Haunting Ground again the other day, it's been about two years since I last played it. The game is really quite fantastic, I still think it's one of the best survival horror games out there for a number of reasons. While I enjoy games like Resident Evil, the game giving you no other option but to run and hide never gets old and always keeps you on your toes. I really wish Capcom or someone would make another game like this.  Plus, Hewie is arguably the most adorable video game dog ever!  ^_^
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 24, 2011, 06:20:44 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"
I beat it. I finally finished Resonance of Fate. Nearly 110 hours put into it. This was indeed one of the hardest games, one of the toughtest RPGs I've ever played. The final boss battle is quite difficult. But doable, it's just a matter of picking the right strategy and a bit of luck.

The ending of this game was... strange, to say the least.

After all that, would you recommend it as a purchase?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 25, 2011, 12:32:22 am
I finished James Bond: Bloodstone just now. I picked it up on special a few weeks ago when it was like 80% off. Pretty decent game, not great, but a nice little shooter/stealth/car chase game with some nice Bond flavouring.

I also went on a shopping spree on XBLA last week with their specials. Got Perfect Dark, Duke Nukem 3D, Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles all for half-price. Been playing Duke Nukem 3D and it's bloody awesome.

Next up I want to play some Valkyria Chronicles.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on April 25, 2011, 01:50:50 am
Oh wow, working on like five games, maybe four. I pretty much finished Pilotwings on 3DS, which really means I just realized how boring it is and that I was only playing it because there wasn't any launch software that was super compelling.

Games I am currently playing and enjoying:

Shining Force Legacy of Great Intention - Genny baby
Bully: Scholarship Edition - PC ($3.70 on Steam : D), good but if it goes on much longer it might began to get stale, a.k.a. pacing issues. With that said much better than the crap GTA franchise in my opinion.
Shenmue on the ole Dreamcast, played it way back in the early 2000's when I was around 10-12, great game (definitely amongst my favorite games ever), and has really aged very well.
Nimbus - PC, great indie game, and feels influenced by Sonic, but I am not sure why.

My spare time games, the games I jump into when I just wanna play something and not worry about progress so much right now are Spiral Knights and Chu Chu Rocket.

I also need to start setting aside more time to practice Virtua Fighter 5, my Lau chan (my main) has gotten very weak compared to what I was last year.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 25, 2011, 03:26:52 am
Quote from: "TaroYamada"
With that said much better than the crap GTA franchise in my opinion.

*gasp* Surely you don't mean Vice City as well!?  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on April 25, 2011, 04:35:10 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "TaroYamada"
With that said much better than the crap GTA franchise in my opinion.

*gasp* Surely you don't mean Vice City as well!?  :P

Vice City is admittedly the most bearable, but I have played GTA 2, 3, VC, SA, and 4. The vehicle physics are atrocious, the scripts are riddled with curse words (which would be ok if the game wasn't taking itself so seriously, ala HOTD: OK) in uncomfortable places that remind me of 13 year old kids who wanna seem tough, the gameplay is repetitive, the worlds are too large. It gets tedious in the old Driver games, but they always had better physics for their cars so I atleast enjoyed driving to and fro.

One thing I think Shenmue nailed as a free game was a smaller free world that allowed for a really amazing and intimate atmosphere, literally the game brings back vivid memories of Ogaki, it brings me right back there. Free games that followed afterward, particularly from the west, focused on larger worlds with less detail. Size is only a good thing if what happens inside of that space is useful or pertinent to the experience, I have not seen a free game effectively use these large maps for a purpose that would actually prove to make the game better in some manner. Almost everytime it's large space to traverse over.

With that being said I really enjoyed Red Dead Redemptions' storyline, and the dialog was handled in a mature manner. Bully has a smaller world, and that is actually one of the things I have enjoyed about it thus far. I could handle a bit smaller, but it's definitely better than most of the newer sandbox titles.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on April 25, 2011, 09:27:54 am
The one thing I don't like about the GTA games and Bully is that I find the protagonists very unlikeable, although I've heard the main character of Red Dead Redemption is pretty good.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on April 25, 2011, 04:15:07 pm
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
The one thing I don't like about the GTA games and Bully is that the protagonist is that I find the protagonists very unlikeable, although I've heard the main character of Red Dead Redemption is pretty good.

I get that, I'd say that is a chief complaint for me as well. Red Dead Redemption's John Marsden is definitely a change of pace, that game gave me chills.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 25, 2011, 05:21:57 pm
RDR was so much better than GTAIV, I can agree with that. I found Vice City to be genuinely enjoyable though, I know what you mean about the worlds being too big and sparse (the number 1 complaint about San Andreas for me was exactly that), but I thought Vice City was actually really dense with things to do. Properties to buy, side missions etc were EVERYWHERE.

As for the swearing, I never thought it was overbearing, and in Vice City's case I loved the truckloads of references and send-ups of 80s crime films like Scarface and Carlito's Way.

In any event, I've just been playing Duke Nukem 3D and been getting back into Marvel vs Capcom 3 as well.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on April 25, 2011, 10:08:16 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
As for the swearing, I never thought it was overbearing, and in Vice City's case I loved the truckloads of references and send-ups of 80s crime films like Scarface and Carlito's Way.

The one where I just remember the amount of cursing being uncomfortably bad and sounding very awkward was mainly GTA 4, I don't remember much dialog from the earlier games as it's been quite a while since I touched any of them. I am not a prude, I curse quite a bit (and I don't mind it in a self-mocking manner like HOTD:OK), but with GTA 4 it was so obvious that the game was attempting to take itself seriously with and it was using the words in an attempt to come across as "bad".

Terrible script, it had no originality and on top of that was riddled with curse words to cover up the writers' and their inability to write a legitimate, human, conversation.

With all that in mind though, the bad driving physics and repetitive missions span across the entire series, and also, just remembered another; free aim. WOW. Stunk in RDR too, but felt slightly improved and the rest of the game made up for it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Aki-at on April 26, 2011, 07:57:12 am
Quote from: "TaroYamada"
I am not a prude, I curse quite a bit (and I don't mind it in a self-mocking manner like HOTD:OK), but with GTA 4 it was so obvious that the game was attempting to take itself seriously with and it was using the words in an attempt to come across as "bad".

One reason I really hated GTA4 was purely because of this, the series went from being comical and mostly humourous to being extremely serious and depressing.

Whilst I can agree GTA has mostly bad everything, I was willing to forgive it for the most part because of the massive levels of content and exploration. Both of which was radically brought down in GTA4 and absolutely hated that game.

How'd you go from partnering with James Woods to stop an alien invasion to serious story about how Nico is not really a bad guy but he is but not really but he has to do it but not quite but what the hell this is a mess. Boggles the mind what some developers thought this generation.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 26, 2011, 10:28:34 am
I'm right with you guys on GTA IV. I've had it since it came out, and still haven't brought myself to actually beat it. Trying to run someone off the road for the millionth time while the car bounces around unpredictably in a rainstorm isn't all that fun.

On the upside, I beat Portal 2's single player. This game was full of so many fantastic moments. Anybody else here have it on PC/PS3?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 26, 2011, 11:18:56 am
Playing Phoenix Wright on the iPod. I'm at the last chapter! From there, it's on to the WiiWare ports of the next two titles.

Oh, and I really want a Home Alone fighting game. Capcom needs to get on that. Imagine the roster! Harry, Marv, Pigeon Lady, Old Man Marley, Buzz, Santa, Kevin, John Candy with his Polka Power! And the arenas: the house, the airport, the attic above the orchestra, the skating rink, Duncan's Toy Chest!

I'm joking, but a part of me would love to see that. Like really slick sprites of characters with over the top animations. Hell, Jojo and Rival Schools is about as odd a concept.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on April 26, 2011, 03:12:16 pm
Quote from: "SOUP"
I'm right with you guys on GTA IV. I've had it since it came out, and still haven't brought myself to actually beat it. Trying to run someone off the road for the millionth time while the car bounces around unpredictably in a rainstorm isn't all that fun.

On the upside, I beat Portal 2's single player. This game was full of so many fantastic moments. Anybody else here have it on PC/PS3?

Glad to see most of us can see at least something wrong with GTA, the number of people who act like I am crazy for saying what I do about that is pretty astounding.

In regards to Portal 2, don't have it yet because I am a cheap skate and don't spend more than $15 per PC game or $20 per console title. In college so I have to save my dough and don't have the time to play every game anyways. If you are interested I'll join you when it hits a Steam sale, it will : P.


Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Playing Phoenix Wright on the iPod. I'm at the last chapter! From there, it's on to the WiiWare ports of the next two titles.

I grabbed this when Capcom dropped it to 99 cents, what do you think of it? I haven't bothered to finish it yet. Think I am on the second chapter...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 27, 2011, 02:14:46 am
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, I had it sitting there for long enough.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on April 27, 2011, 07:25:10 am
Quote from: "TaroYamada"
I grabbed this when Capcom dropped it to 99 cents, what do you think of it? I haven't bothered to finish it yet. Think I am on the second chapter...

It's a fantastic port and the amount of gameplay for price is amazing! It's been great for my commute into work. I get a good hour in a day. More DS titles need iPhone ports. It just works so well.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Sega Uranus on April 28, 2011, 08:42:10 am
Nin2-Jump and Yakuza 4.

Incredible games. Nothing else matters right now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on April 28, 2011, 03:36:06 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Playing Phoenix Wright on the iPod. I'm at the last chapter! From there, it's on to the WiiWare ports of the next two titles.

I'll probably get those when I get more Wii points.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 28, 2011, 05:01:09 pm
I've been playing quite a bit of Pokémon Pearl, as well as FireRed version.
Pearl's gotten much more interesting since beating it and obtaining the NationalDex. Breeding all sorts of Pokémon to fill in the gaps is surprisingly compelling.
I'd beaten Pokémon Red back in the day on an emulator, so I never really had too much incentive to finish FireRed when I picked it up a few years ago. Now that I can transfer them over to Pearl though, I've been playing it quite a bit.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 29, 2011, 05:58:31 am
Talking about GTA4, I hate the driving. Its lame that the dev team got the shooting controls down this time. I own the game, have not beat it... and I even have the DLC... lol... should probably get through it. RDR is good though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 29, 2011, 08:17:09 am
Quote from: "Sega Uranus"
Nin2-Jump and Yakuza 4.

Incredible games. Nothing else matters right now.

Ohh Nin2Jump is out? I might get the demo, then say how shit it is to rile you up.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: STORM! on April 29, 2011, 09:18:21 am
Starting EL SHADDAI right now.

 The game is FANTASTIC!!! ;____;
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 29, 2011, 11:07:56 am
Quote from: "STORM!"
Starting EL SHADDAI right now.

 The game is FANTASTIC!!! ;____;
I didn't even know that was out in Japan yet. How does it play?
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: STORM! on April 29, 2011, 01:28:49 pm
It plays like Okami. Well, the creators are the same ;p

 Not many enemies, but even on easy mode you got defeated easily.

 The 2D sections are beautiful!! But the jump on platforms are not that good. You die a lot falling down...

 You have only 3 weapons and your hands to fight. An angel then joins you after the 4th stage.

 It's a beautiful game with a nice plot and awesome event scenes. It's a serious game but with a lot of humor XD

 The combos are not infinite like in Bayonetta, and there is no "witch time" move to help you ;p

 I'm loving it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Autosaver on April 29, 2011, 10:24:07 pm
I have Portal 2, but it is for PS3. I won't be able to play online if that is what you wanted. D=
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on April 29, 2011, 11:12:21 pm
K-Mart has Portal 2 tomorrow for 35. I'm gonna get it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on April 29, 2011, 11:46:12 pm
@Storm: Thanks for the impressions. I'm really looking forward to when that game comes out here.

Whenever the PSN's back up, I'm up for playing some Portal 2 with you guys.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on May 01, 2011, 08:28:28 pm
Well, I finished Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies and it was quite excellent. I had a great time playing it and I thought it was a fabulous RPG for the DS.

I also finished Venetica and I have to say that it was a really fun title. If you are looking for a very original RPG adventure I would highly recommend checking it out. I enjoyed it a lot more than most other popular Western RPGs like Dragon Age and Mass Effect. It was a great game. :D

I'm thinking of playing the Xenosaga trilogy again. It's been a while since I've played them and I've been wanting to go back and play through one of my favorite stories again.

At the moment I'm also finishing up Castlevana: Portrait of Ruin. It's a superb entry to the series and the story is really interesting, particularly if you've played Castlevania: Bloodlines (on the Genesis!!)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 02, 2011, 01:25:59 am
Enjoying Portal 2 :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on May 02, 2011, 06:17:04 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Crap gameplay in Mafia 2? huh? It great shooting and driving and some really well-designed missions. This isn't the place to discuss though, we can continue in 'what are you playing' or somethining if you want!

I also think I was being harsh on the screenshots, the more I look, the more I like them.

Nah, the shooting is fine and the driving physics are nice too. I enjoyed a number of the missions, and I loved the classic playboys : P!

What I mean to say is that outside of following the storyline there is nothing else to do in the game, the open world was pretty dead, it had character but had nothing to do within it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 02, 2011, 06:20:13 am
Ahh, I get whatchya mean now. Yeah there was very little in the way of side missions, which is how the original Mafia was too. I don't really mind it too much though, since the storyline does take you all around the gameworld. The expansion packs make a bit more use of the free roaming aspect as well.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 02, 2011, 06:46:44 am
No time for games today, but I've going to try out that Pokéwalker thing out. A full day of walking around town should give me a decent amount of points on it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on May 02, 2011, 08:26:42 pm
Quote from: "George"
Enjoying Portal 2 :)

Me too.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Nathan0_0 on May 03, 2011, 09:11:33 am
Right now I'm playing Hyperdimension Neptunia, basically because SEGA had something to do with it. Even if they were just the distributors. So far I like it! Complete Heart and Idea Factory have been on a string of making these 'indie'-esq JRPGs. I say indie because if I went up to a casual gamer and asked of thier opinion of say. Cross Edge, (That being their most popular game, pairing with CAPCOM and the like.) about 80% would just kinda go, "Wut?".

So far, I like it. the battle system they use is very interesting. I like the four button command option in these more modern RPGs. It keeps the consistency of the battle going. Also when your character levels up they gain more moves, special ones and whatnot. So as your team levels up so does their tactics. All the equipment have defining sprites. I've always really liked it when you change your equipment, the character's appearance changes too.

I beat Cave Story, and I'm EV training the fuck out of my team in white.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 04, 2011, 03:52:06 am
At the moment not really playing anything since I just finished Duke Nukem 3D on XBLA (Which was fucking awesome).

Will probably start Witcher again this weekend, so I can do another playthrough before Witcher 2 comes out.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 06, 2011, 09:53:21 am
I've been replaying Resonance of Fate.

I'm already at Chapter 7 again, I'm playing Normal Mode but with everything I had gained from my previous playthrough.

The result is impressive in and of itself, I've plowed through the first chapters in less than roughly 5 hours.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 06, 2011, 04:19:40 pm
Played more HOTD Overkill. What an awesome game. Makes me want to play through HOTD 1-3 again! Shame those don't have Isaac Washington.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 06, 2011, 04:20:50 pm
Portal 2: Chapter 7. Basically took this long to finally get stuck. But I was really tired when playing. Will try it again in a few.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on May 06, 2011, 07:49:24 pm
Playing the DLC episode "Rise from the Ashes" in the WiiWare version of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney right now.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 06, 2011, 09:56:00 pm
Quote from: "Chaosmaster8753"
Playing the DLC episode "Rise from the Ashes" in the WiiWare version of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney right now.

I'm in the final moments of that episode, it's awesome! If you've just gotten into the series, it's quite surprising to see the number of gameplay enhancements that episode brings. I won't spoil anything.  8-) Enjoy it!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on May 07, 2011, 02:52:50 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Quote from: "Chaosmaster8753"
Playing the DLC episode "Rise from the Ashes" in the WiiWare version of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney right now.

I'm in the final moments of that episode, it's awesome! If you've just gotten into the series, it's quite surprising to see the number of gameplay enhancements that episode brings. I won't spoil anything.  8-) Enjoy it!

I've gotten past the first trial, me and my sister got a few laughs out of some of the dialogue. I just wonder how much more often future games allow you to look at evidence and it would be nice if Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will have it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 07, 2011, 07:55:22 pm
Started playing The Witcher again in preperation for the second one. I'd forgotten how good this game is.

Also playing Virtua Tennis 4, bloody awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on May 07, 2011, 08:19:20 pm
Just played some Golden Axe II again. I might actually enjoy this more than the original. I particularly like how you have more control over your magic spells in the the second game so you can manage you magic a bit better. Love this game! :)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 10, 2011, 08:15:28 am
Completed Phoenix Wright yesterday! The final chapter had a great ending. No spoilers!

Now I'm back into playing SEGA CD's Snatcher on the Caanoo. The perfect game to play at 7:30am.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on May 10, 2011, 11:55:07 am
GTA 4: The Lost and Damned.

Its like GTA but they mixed some stuff up. Its OK so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 10, 2011, 12:46:52 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Completed Phoenix Wright yesterday! The final chapter had a great ending. No spoilers!

Now I'm back into playing SEGA CD's Snatcher on the Caanoo. The perfect game to play at 7:30am.

Two of my alltime favourites right there. Good job sir.

I've still been playing more Pokémon. I've passed the 200 mark of captured ones.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 10, 2011, 12:51:09 pm
I stopped Snatcher for a while because I was stuck on the buffalo meat thing (didn't want to use Google to cheat just yet). Then, I boot it up today and within 1 minute I get the lead to track down Napoleon and am back on track with the game.

Funny how games are like that. You hit a road black, and come back and find that it wasn't difficult at all.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 10, 2011, 12:53:42 pm
It was the shooting bits in Snatcher that I got hung up on.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 11, 2011, 04:06:10 am
I played a couple of games.

I finished the last side-missions on Chapter 7 Resonance of Fate and I'll start chapter 8.
I seemed to have reached the maximum amount of Bezel Shards.

I also played a lot of Urban Terror. It's actually quite fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on May 11, 2011, 06:12:44 pm
I started replaying one of my favorite video game trilogies ever, Xenosaga.
Going through Episode I right now! =D
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 12, 2011, 05:46:49 pm
I finished another RoF chapter in record time, easy-peezie.

For some reason, I can't login to any Urban Terror server...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 13, 2011, 09:13:06 pm
Played a few hours of Wii Thor, not amazing, but not suck. Review to come.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on May 13, 2011, 09:38:14 pm
Uhh, tried the first Witcher's demo. Not my cup o' tea methinks..... Otherwise Typing of the Dead, lots of TOTD.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 13, 2011, 09:39:41 pm
TOTD rules.

I actually have a Dreamcast shell on standby to be used as a TOTD costume, once I have enough energy to put the effort into the thing.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 13, 2011, 11:39:06 pm
Quote from: "TaroYamada"
Uhh, tried the first Witcher's demo. Not my cup o' tea methinks..... Otherwise Typing of the Dead, lots of TOTD.

I've actually just been replaying The Witcher hoping to get another playthrough of it before the second one comes out, but then I realised that it comes out in like, three days, so I'm just going to go onto the second.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on May 14, 2011, 01:59:15 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
TOTD rules.

I actually have a Dreamcast shell on standby to be used as a TOTD costume, once I have enough energy to put the effort into the thing.

That is such an awesome idea, stealing it and using it next year. Sorry Barry.

Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "TaroYamada"
Uhh, tried the first Witcher's demo. Not my cup o' tea methinks..... Otherwise Typing of the Dead, lots of TOTD.

I've actually just been replaying The Witcher hoping to get another playthrough of it before the second one comes out, but then I realised that it comes out in like, three days, so I'm just going to go onto the second.

I tried it on your account, glad you like it but I just cannot get into the battle system.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 14, 2011, 04:27:48 am
The battle system is easily the weakest aspect of the game, but having said that it does get better. When you can start using magic and other weapons (including explosives) then it starts to get more interesting. It also becomes more about planning the battle (using the right alchemy and potions) rather than manual dexterity.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 14, 2011, 04:59:38 pm
Virtua Tennis 4!!!

Only played a few minutes before needing to eat dinner, but I'm sure to boot it up again later tonight.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 14, 2011, 09:20:49 pm
^I actually just beat the arcade mode this morning. Jim Courier is a beast.

Now I need to figure out how to play against King.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chaosmaster8753 on May 15, 2011, 08:08:07 pm
Just started playing Earthworm Jim HD after beating Inferno as Taki in Soulcalibur.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Chronorayven on May 16, 2011, 11:51:35 am
Trying to finish Torchlight and played MAG for the first time ... I sucked at MAG. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 16, 2011, 02:24:17 pm
I know I ain't reviewing it, but Virtua Tennis 4 gets an A from it. It's a hell of a lot of fun. The world tour is a blast, I'm loving the mini games. I've spent about 4-5 hours on the game, and have only scratched the surface of it. The "problems" of it being too much like the previous game and reusing the same victory animations again and again are small complaints and do not affect the gameplay at all. Overall, it's a very fun game.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 16, 2011, 04:35:48 pm
^It certainly is, we should play online sometime (although the one match I have played so far had unplayable lag).

Also, it pissed me off that a few review sites complain about lack of variety, but then say the mini-games and board game are 'fluff' or 'crap'. COMPLAIN ABOUT LACK OF VARIETY THEN CALL THE AWESOME VARIETY OF MINI GAMES CRAP? INTO THE BIN!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 18, 2011, 06:21:03 am
TRYING to play Witcher 2, but even though my PC has more than enough grunt to meet system requirements and even though the game auto-detected 'High' graphics settings when starting itself and even though I downloaded the latest drivers for my 3D card... the game is unplayably laggy (Even on the lowest settings.

Stay classy PC gaming!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 19, 2011, 09:41:43 am
Completed Snatcher!

The ending was excellent.

The use of the SEGA CD console in the final moments made me laugh out loud for realz.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on May 19, 2011, 06:43:01 pm
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Completed Snatcher!

The ending was excellent.

The use of the SEGA CD console in the final moments made me laugh out loud for realz.

Congrats man :D.
Did you check out all the data entries in the computer. Tons of history in that world.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on May 24, 2011, 12:46:12 pm
I'm currently trying to play Fallout: New Vegas. I had a bit of a rough start but I'm starting to find my groove.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on May 31, 2011, 05:30:31 pm
More Resonance of Fate.

I'm running around in that Neverland dungeon that has enemies with jacked-up levels, like 269 lv. Tar Man. Ussually when there's just one, I can beat them. Two is nearly impossible.

The good side is that I can level up almost each character 3 times in one single battle.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: segaismysavior on May 31, 2011, 10:12:12 pm
I dug out my Xbox a few weeks ago and gave Panzer Dragoon Orta a spin. I never got very far when I played it in 2004, so I caved in and played on Easy.

It's sure nice seeing it in progressive this time. I finally unlocked the original game, so I've been bouncing back and forth between the two today. That first game is a real ball-buster...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: George on June 01, 2011, 01:53:57 am
Assassins Creed II. Did all the truth sections. Just need a few trophies and the 100 feathers to finish it off.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 01, 2011, 06:09:12 am
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
I'm currently trying to play Fallout: New Vegas. I had a bit of a rough start but I'm starting to find my groove.

Bloody outstanding game.

Been playing Witcher still, awesome game. Also playing Ninja Gaiden on Xbox. Really good as well.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 02, 2011, 03:17:24 pm
Completed Resonance of Fate yet again.

Now I can move on to other games...
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 02, 2011, 05:34:25 pm
I've been playing Pokémon still. I've got all 16 badges in SoulSilver now, and I'm at around 320 pokémon caught. I'm apartment hunting, and attempting to save money, so I'm really appreciating the longevity of this one.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 03, 2011, 05:47:54 pm
I was playing Ninja Gaiden and The Witcher, but now someone at work has thrown down the gauntlet for me to finish LA Noire. I'm planning to do a marathon run this weekend and try to knock it over. It's supposed to be really good as well, so keen to try it out!

EDIT: Called off my plans for LA Noire'ing, I would rather finish Witcher and Ninja Gaiden first. It's not bad or anything but I feel like i'm not going to enjoy it if I'm playing it like I am.

Also the driving and fighting is shit-house.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on June 03, 2011, 08:13:07 pm
I'm playing the first 2 minutes of Shining Force 3 over and over again.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on June 08, 2011, 05:41:57 pm
I just got Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and I've been going through arcade mode with all four of the new characters. They're all pretty fun to play as, although I would say my favorite of the bunch is probably Yang. The only downside is there are no rival battle cutscenes. (Those were one of my favorite reasons for playing arcade mode.)Overall though, it's a fun pack for $15. I'm enjoying it! =)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on June 09, 2011, 03:19:52 am
Working on Far Cry 2, no idea why.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 09, 2011, 05:25:43 am
Quote from: "CosmicCastaway"
I just got Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and I've been going through arcade mode with all four of the new characters. They're all pretty fun to play as, although I would say my favorite of the bunch is probably Yang. The only downside is there are no rival battle cutscenes. (Those were one of my favorite reasons for playing arcade mode.)Overall though, it's a fun pack for $15. I'm enjoying it! =)

I got that yesterday as well, haven't had much chance to play it yet, but it seems really good. New Oni and Evil Ryu seem deceptively original too.

Quote from: "TaroYamada"
Working on Far Cry 2, no idea why.

I quite enjoyed that game, haven't played it in yonks though.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 10, 2011, 04:15:24 pm
I've already finished the first hour of Final Fantasy 13 and here's my impressions thus far...

[spoiler:m16lcnaj].I'm gonna have a real hard time establishing the differences between the various L'Cie types;
.FF13 doesn't quite feel like an RPG,feels more like a straight-up action game;
.About the characters, Fazh makes Chris Tucker sound butch, some of Snow's teammates have the worst dialogue ever uttered during an intense shootout and is it just me or does Vanille's accent keep changing?[/spoiler:m16lcnaj]
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on June 10, 2011, 04:42:44 pm
Quote from: "max_cady"


.FF13 doesn't quite feel like an RPG,feels more like a straight-up action game;


I felt that way about Mass Effect 2. The first game is so much better in my opinion.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on June 11, 2011, 05:35:14 am
Quote from: "MadeManG74"

Quote from: "TaroYamada"
Working on Far Cry 2, no idea why.

I quite enjoyed that game, haven't played it in yonks though.


I have so many issues with the game, the stupid malaria medicine, the constant checkpoints I have to shoot my way through..... I really don't know why I keep playing it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 11, 2011, 05:50:19 am
Then don't.

I just finished playing Ninja Gaiden. Awesome game, made me rage like crazy at some tough points but the last few fights were surprisingly easy.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 11, 2011, 01:02:00 pm
@max_cady:
[spoiler:pcb8faz7]There's basically two types. The ones from Cocoon (where everyone lives), and the ones from Pulse (the outer realm that's basically forbidden territory).
The game takes a while to get into this stuff, but basically the fal'Cie are the "gods" of the FFXIII universe. L'Cie are the people that get branded by them to perform a certain mission. If they manage to pull off the task, they turn into crystal, with the possibility of waking up from that state. If they fail, then they get turned into monsters. So basically L'Cie are cursed, but they can use magic.
It's very much set up like a straight up action game. But that's pretty deliberate. The battle system is probably the fastest I've ever used in any RPG. You get quite a few options, and the game makes sure to spend a good chunk of time showing you all the different ways to fight before opening up the whole system to you. It's more about directing the fight, than picking individual actions. You have to be really quick though.

A good chunk of the characters come across a bit odd at the beginning (I really didn't care for Hope at the start), but they all grow quite a bit over the course of the game, and they're all pretty likable in the end.
Vanille's got a more Australian-ish accent because she's from somewhere different than the rest of the main cast.

Hope some of this helps out.[/spoiler:pcb8faz7]Personally, I've been playing through X-Men Origins: Wolverine on PS3. It's pretty fun so far. Spamming the dive move is good times.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: CosmicCastaway on June 11, 2011, 02:37:57 pm
I'm going to play through Castlevania: Lords of Shadow again. I absolutely love this game. It may very well be one of my all-time favorites.! =)
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: tarpmortar on June 11, 2011, 10:00:00 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Then don't.

For some reason I feel the urge to play it, but there is just so much that bothers me about the game. I cannot put my finger on it, but I want to finish it. Might just be because I already spent money on it and as such am 'invested'.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 13, 2011, 03:58:12 am
Well, the more I keep playing Final Fantasy 13, the more it's flaws become very evident in and of itself.
Don't get me wrong, the visuals are stunning, the combat system is pretty good and has a ton of variety, the way you level up is also pretty interesting and refreshing. But for every step foward this game makes in the JRPG genre, a few things feel like a huge step back. Two things bother me, at this point, the first very obvious issue, it's level design, that is, there is none, this is the laziest design ever, walk through a narrow corridor which might feature one or two detours at most to pick up an item or two and when you get to that point, it's either cutscene and boss encounter or just cutscene, in which case, more walking is required.

Not really an issue, because th story, albeit with terrible dialogue still manages to get pretty interesting enough to keep me wanting to know what happens next.

Now, the one thing that irks me, is the way the gameplay is being presented to you, don't bother reading the actual instruction manual, because all of the stuff you read there will only be available to you when the game actually requires you to do something at that point in time.

Basically you are being given the full gameplay in very small doses and on a need-to-know basis as if the game designers wanted to dumb down the experience as much as possible. The first hours of gameplay are a bit dull because you are basically on auto-pilot.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 14, 2011, 04:13:31 pm
@max_cady: It's pretty slow to unlock bits of the battle system, but the end result has a ton of depth. Stick in there :).
I think there probably would've been a lot less complaints about the linearity of the level design if the map wasn't always visible to give it away. I mean, it's no more of a guided straight-line experience than say Bayonetta or Uncharted, but those games do a better job of hiding it.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on June 16, 2011, 07:52:39 am
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins on the Caanoo. Great little portable game. Bosses are rather easy, and it's a short game, but I'm enjoying it. Just two more golden coins to go!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 16, 2011, 10:40:33 am
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins on the Caanoo. Great little portable game. Bosses are rather easy, and it's a short game, but I'm enjoying it. Just two more golden coins to go!
That's the first game that I ever beat.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on June 16, 2011, 01:09:01 pm
The first game that I ever beat was Demon Attack for the Atari 2600.  After playing one game for 6 hours straight, the screen turned to static.  I thought my TV was broken.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 16, 2011, 04:06:18 pm
Quote from: "Emmett The Crab"
The first game that I ever beat was Demon Attack for the Atari 2600.  After playing one game for 6 hours straight, the screen turned to static.  I thought my TV was broken.
That must have been pretty terrifying. The only time something like that happened to me, was when my original PS3 bricked while playing Infamous.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Barry the Nomad on June 18, 2011, 07:43:19 am
Bought Billy Hatcher for $5 at a used game stor last night. Played it for a bit, it really isn't half bad! Sort of like Katamari meets Monkey Ball. Interested to see how the game pans out.

Also picked up F-Zero GX for $5, insanely awesome game! Totally a SEGA arcade racer. I'm loving it!
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on June 19, 2011, 04:02:33 am
I re-bought Shinong Force 3 and Albert Odyssey.   I got really caight up in Albert Odyssey, now I'm almost finished with it.

i plan to play the Shining games in order, starting with Shining in tthe Darkness.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 19, 2011, 05:11:45 am
Shining in the Darkness has aged horribly, and probably wasn't that great to start with. I tried doing what you plan to do once but gave up on Shining in the Darkness pretty early.
Good luck though!

As for me, I'm just playing The Witcher at the moment. Haven't really had much drive to play games these last few weeks, or at least after finishing Ninja Gaiden, which was excellent.

I am really keen to try out Shadows of the Damned though, and will probably pick it up this week.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 19, 2011, 09:11:53 am
I beat X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
I'd give it a solid "B" rating. It's pretty rough around the edges (the odd audio/visual glitch, repetitive boss fights, arbitrary puzzles..), but it's still pretty fun. And fun counts for a lot.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: Emmett The Crab on June 19, 2011, 02:14:54 pm
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Shining in the Darkness has aged horribly, and probably wasn't that great to start with. I tried doing what you plan to do once but gave up on Shining in the Darkness pretty early.
Good luck though!

As for me, I'm just playing The Witcher at the moment. Haven't really had much drive to play games these last few weeks, or at least after finishing Ninja Gaiden, which was excellent.

I am really keen to try out Shadows of the Damned though, and will probably pick it up this week.

I beat Shining in the Darkness orignally when it came out, but I don't remember much about it.  I'm a ways into it now, and I still enjoy it, except even with maps, following along where you are is difficult.  I get disoriented after every fight, and there is a certain amount of grinding required.

I just beat Albert Odyssey.  Really fun Saturn RPG.  Last night I actually fought the North Tower boss in my sleep.  I woke up with the sound of him dying and disintegrating.  I couldn't believe I had done that, but my wife doesn't see why it's a big deal.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 20, 2011, 08:12:16 am
Wow, I got to disc 2 of Final Fantasy 13 pretty quickly, I think.

The game's finally getting into somewhere interesting, but still, character upgrading is a little pointless, I think. You can't increase the Cristarium level until the game says so, so right now, I'm just accumulating a lot of CP points that right now I have no use for.

I could've used some more spoils to increase the level of my weapons, now that would good, but those are hard to come by.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: SOUP on June 20, 2011, 10:45:14 am
Quote from: "max_cady"
I could've used some more spoils to increase the level of my weapons, now that would good, but those are hard to come by.

You can buy them from the save points. There's an item you can buy that just increases the multiplier that your equipment levels up by. Then you can level them up very quickly with a more expensive item, because you'll be getting 4x the EXP.
Title: Re: What are you playing, stupid?
Post by: max_cady on June 21, 2011, 09:09:19 am