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Title: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 22, 2009, 03:35:23 AM
I can't believe no one's made this thread yet. Well, here's what I've been doing in gaming recently:


(http://skullknight.net/images/masseffect.jpg)
I'm currently working on my second playthrough of Mass Effect, which needs no introduction.

(http://skullknight.net/images/monkeyisland.png)
And I just got Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on Steam last night, so I'll be playing through that for the first time (yes, I know I should have played it by now).

Other gaming goals this summer are finishing FF4 and Dragon Quest V for DS, and playing through all the DLC of Fallout 3.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on July 22, 2009, 03:54:30 AM


My brother lost the memory card for my PsP, and so I have to gain all the stuff I had for Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 22, 2009, 06:08:04 AM
Yea why hasn't this thread been around long before?

I'm still halfway done or nearly done with several rpg's such as
-Lost Odyssey (hardest game ever)
-Tales of Vesperia (surprisingly difficult)
 And I'm also trying to get through CoD5 on Veteran (very hard) and I'm playing Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires (having trouble getting into it though) and Blazblue.

Me and my Friend also picked this up (http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/4844/riseoftheargonautswallp.jpg)

which is actually lots of fun, more so if you like Greek mythology (or the old Jason and the Argonauts movie).

And I'm still playing Mass Effect. I beat it the other day but I want to load my save before the end so I can keep exploring and finish all the side quests.  :guts:

....boy i got a lot on my plate.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on July 22, 2009, 07:21:27 AM
Oburi you think Lost Odyssey is difficult, for me it was easy but a pain in the ass to get the SP needed for the immortals to gain the skill that I wanted them to learn..... I made them learn a shitload of skills I just couldn't stop myself. :P I am going to start playing Chrono Cross for PS1 since I have never actually finished it. (For those of you who don't know what Chrono Cross is here's a picture)

(http://shiruva.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/chronocrosscover.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: yota821 on July 22, 2009, 07:27:19 AM
The Last Remnant - I went on hiatus for several months, and only got back this past weekend because I had nothing better to do.  :ganishka:

Reign of Swords 2 (iphone game) - This game really tailors to my gaming tastes: It's turn-based strategy, it's online, I can have several concurrent battles going on at the sametime, and I can take all the damn time I want when it's my turn to move.  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on July 22, 2009, 08:21:29 AM
Currently playing GTA IV on the Xbox 360 and when I get bored with I switch to The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition that I got on the live last week-end. A real blast from the past, only now I can fully enjoy the original dialogue in all its glory.

Additionally I still haven't finished Bioshock, which I got on Steam a while ago. I need to take care of that before the sequel comes out.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: fuxberg on July 22, 2009, 10:04:59 AM
Playing Oblivion IV, Prototype and FM09. Among other things.
I'm on holidays.  :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: ori on July 22, 2009, 10:15:25 AM
Handsome Rakshas is probably sick of me playing Metal Gear Online. That's all I play pretty much. In fact that's what I'll be playing after I post this.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on July 22, 2009, 10:40:52 AM
Oburi you think Lost Odyssey is difficult, for me it was easy but a pain in the ass to get the SP needed for the immortals to gain the skill that I wanted them to learn..... I made them learn a shitload of skills I just couldn't stop myself. :P I am going to start playing Chrono Cross for PS1 since I have never actually finished it. (For those of you who don't know what Chrono Cross is here's a picture)

http://shiruva.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/chronocrosscover.jpg (http://shiruva.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/chronocrosscover.jpg)
I love that game! Although I never finished it since the last boss was waay over my head when I played it the first time. You'll see what I mean when you get to it.
I just beat Metal Gear Solid 3 for the first time(yeah yeah slowpoke), and I loved it. I don't have a PS Triple, so I don't know when I'll get to play 4.  :guts-sad: I guess next I'll play either Ico or Mad World.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on July 22, 2009, 01:57:47 PM
Everything new in the world of Monkey Island.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 22, 2009, 02:32:21 PM
Ha, funny enough I was wondering why this thread hasn't been made yet a couple days ago.

I'm currently playing Mass Effect for the second time, when I get paid again I plan on buying the DLC for it. I'm also playing the GBA version of Final Fantasy 2.

After this I plan on finishing; Fallout 3; second playthrough including all the DLC, Lost Odyssey, Silent Hill 5 and Shadow of the Colossus.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 22, 2009, 04:22:23 PM
Didn't you already beat Silent Hill 5 bob?
The Last Remnant - I went on hiatus for several months, and only got back this past weekend because I had nothing better to do.  :ganishka:

I have the last remnant but I'm having serious trouble enjoying it. I played it for about half an hour and just hated it. Does it get better...or worse?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 22, 2009, 04:28:20 PM
Didn't you already beat Silent Hill 5 bob?
No. The way it worked for me was. I stopped playing Shadow of the Colossus because I was close to the end and didn't want to beat it just yet. So I bought Silent Hill 5, but I got stuck on a boss, so I started playing Lost Odyssey. Yet! Fallout 3 came out and I took my time playing that and beat it. Then school took place during some time and video games were forgotten, except for Fallout 3, then Aazealh told me Mass Effect was really good so I started playing that, while at the same time I found my GBA which had been hidden away since I got back from Iraq. So that's why I haven't beaten Silent Hill 5.  :serpico:

 To be honest, I probably will beat Shadow of the Colossus a year from now. Only because i'm one Colossus away from beating the game.  :badbone:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Scorpio on July 22, 2009, 05:43:37 PM
I recently picked up Fable: The Lost Chapters for $5. Unfortunately my disc drive decided to crap out, but it'll take a few days for the one I found to ship out to me. Hopefully I don't break anything when I crack open the box to replace it.

Still, I've enjoyed what little I've managed to play of it so far.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Manjou on July 22, 2009, 08:18:48 PM
Monkey Island's SE is out?! I'm going to have to try and connect to XBL later then! :guts:

I've finished prototype and GTA IV recently and whenever I'm in Liberty City I crave the power to jump over buildings similarly whenever I'm in Manhattan I crave Libery City :chomp:

I've been playing The Lonest Journey too but I'm a bit stuck at the moment :puck:

...list of games I've got but haven't finished yet:
Not finished for any other reason other than laziness/other games coming out:
No More Heroes - This is my next conquest I think :ganishka:
Eternal Sonata
Soul Reaver 2
Silent Hills 3,4+5
Tenchu Z
Dead Space
Lost Planet
Gears of War
Twilight Princess
Tales of Symphonia
Red Steel
Dreamfall
Far Cry 2
Games not finshed for various reasons:
Assassin's Creed - Got bored of repetition
Eternal Darkness - Stuck, plus my cube kept crashing (actually crashing, which isn't good with that games as I couldn't tell if it was messing with me or not! :mozgus:)
Killer 7 - Control issues I think
Star Ocean till the end of time - Stuck
Lost Odyssey - 360 kept crashing :(
Castlevania: OoE - Stuck
Alone in the Dark - Link (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/130-Alone-in-the-Dark) specifically 3:45-4:12, that was my reaction too ¬_¬
Trauma Center: New Blood - Playing this through with my other half on 2P


...it's a wonder I finish any games at all! :schierke:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 22, 2009, 08:19:32 PM
Just picked up Left for Dead so me and my freind will prolly beat that shit tonight


EDIT--- Nevermind, my 360 just shit the bed with the RROD.

i'm depressed
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on July 22, 2009, 09:02:33 PM
Donkey Kong Country trilogy, need to finish getting all the coins in 3 to get 103%. And Mortal Kombat II, where I'm getting my chops back up by playing as Shang Tsung and learning everybody's moves/fatalities.

Yeah, I'm progressive.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on July 22, 2009, 09:25:11 PM
Currently playing Blazblue but I'm thinking i may start finishing other games such as

Valkyria Chronicles
Prototype
Dark Sector
Red Faction Guerrilla
Disgaea 3
Fallout 3

I have a.d.d when it comes to games if something good comes out or something id rather play is out I forget about the game I was playing last and start playing the new one. Then I find it hard to go back to the old one and start craving a new game to play anyone else have this kinda problem or something like it?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on July 22, 2009, 09:27:09 PM
Yeah, I really should have finished getting all the DK and Bonus coins before I started practicing my Babalities.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Scorpio on July 23, 2009, 05:05:10 AM
Just picked up Left for Dead so me and my freind will prolly beat that shit tonight


EDIT--- Nevermind, my 360 just shit the bed with the RROD.

i'm depressed

Microsoft just can't seem to make good systems, can they?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on July 23, 2009, 05:51:54 AM
SNES Chrono Trigger cart has been sitting on my dresser for a few months now, will I ever get around to trying that game?
I've been thinking about doing another Symphony of the Night or Snatcher run through. I'm actually itching for a little survival horror action, maybe it's time to finally get Heather's sexy beam in Silent Hill 3!
 
Hmmm, come to think of it I never did get 100% item completion in Castlevania Order of Ecclesia. I think I'm going to jump in bed with my DS right now.  :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on July 23, 2009, 06:22:39 AM
SNES Chrono Trigger cart has been sitting on my dresser for a few months now, will I ever get around to trying that game?
I've been thinking about doing another Symphony of the Night or Snatcher run through. I'm actually itching for a little survival horror action, maybe it's time to finally get Heather's sexy beam in Silent Hill 3!
 
Hmmm, come to think of it I never did get 100% item completion in Castlevania Order of Ecclesia. I think I'm going to jump in bed with my DS right now.  :carcus:


I say go with Chrono Trigger. I have played it all the way through like 3 times and it never gets old.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on July 23, 2009, 06:32:24 AM
I finished playing Fallout 3 with all the expansions that are out to this point two weeks ago... Now I've moved on to Bionic Commando and Halo Wars. Also replaying Resident Evil 5 on professional mode with a friend. Good times.

For handhelds, I just finished Suikoden: Tierkreis and moving on to wrapping up Star Ocean 2 and Final Fantasy 7 on the PSP. I got near the end but put it down for some reason. I do that far too often.

And... just finished the mini-expansion in FFXI. The grind that never ends!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on July 23, 2009, 02:06:10 PM
Wow people still play ff11?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: March of Flames on July 24, 2009, 12:41:31 AM
I'm playing Half Life 2 at the moment. It keeps making me motion sick though... weird. I have like an hour left on ME and after that I might go through Bioshock to get the Brass Balls (i think) achievement.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on July 24, 2009, 02:20:38 AM
(http://skullknight.net/images/masseffect.jpg)
I'm currently working on my second playthrough of Mass Effect, which needs no introduction.

What coincidence, I just started playing M...

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/MASSivefuckyou.jpg)

...ASS! God damn it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on July 24, 2009, 08:47:37 PM
Wow people still play ff11?

Believe it or not, it's still one of the most popular MMO's on the market. Around 500k-750k players.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on July 27, 2009, 07:20:40 PM
Believe it or not, it's still one of the most popular MMO's on the market. Around 500k-750k players.

Hmm interesting I had quit that game when gill selling for real money was at its highest rate.  I guess some of the new single player areas helped a bit.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: yesmilord on July 27, 2009, 07:39:09 PM
(http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/hon_logo.png)

Currently in the beta for HoN. If anyone has ever played DotA (an extremely popular Warcraft III custom game), the creators of that have decided to pool resources and create a brand new game. It's a lot of the same stuff (almost a carbon copy, actually), but with enhanced graphics and renamed heroes/items. I see this becoming a fairly popular game in the near future ... look out for it!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 27, 2009, 08:01:55 PM
Even if I'm really busy, I find time to play Defense Grid for at least an hour every day. I'd recommend it to any fan of the tower defense genre, because it's really the best and most polished of its kind. It's also a great pick-up-and-play title.

I'm on my third play through, trying to get all the achievements  :mozgus:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/18500/
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Skullgrin140 on July 27, 2009, 11:18:12 PM
Been playing Warhammer Dawn of War I, finished it and now I'm catching up on Warhammer Fire Warrior.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on July 28, 2009, 02:23:54 AM
Wasn't feeling good last night so I went to bed early... woke up at around 2:30 am and continued playing Disgaea.  :carcus:

Wife is playing Dragon Quest 9 which she loves. There are two other mothers in our condo that have it so they discuss strategies and what not over lunch.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on July 28, 2009, 03:22:50 AM
Wasn't feeling good last night so I went to bed early... woke up at around 2:30 am and continued playing Disgaea.  :carcus:

Wife is playing Dragon Quest 9 which she loves. There are two other mothers in our condo that have it so they discuss strategies and what not over lunch.  :ganishka:
Oh man, I thought DQ 9 was out and freaked out, then I remembered you lived in Japan.  :judo:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: ELEKTRO on July 28, 2009, 04:13:59 PM
I am currently playing BF 1943 and Fight Night Round 4. Both of them are pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on July 28, 2009, 05:12:28 PM
I'm replaying Final Fantasy X (and will be playing X-2 and XII afterwards) in preparation for Final Fantasy XIII. Tidus' voice is even more annoying than I remembered. :mozgus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on July 28, 2009, 05:16:09 PM
I'm replaying Final Fantasy X (and will be playing X-2 and XII afterwards) in preparation for Final Fantasy XIII. Tidus' voice is even more annoying than I remembered. :mozgus:

Well at least you have Lulu there to make up for Tidus and his whining. :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 28, 2009, 05:22:14 PM
I'm replaying Final Fantasy X (and will be playing X-2 and XII afterwards) in preparation for Final Fantasy XIII. Tidus' voice is even more annoying than I remembered. :mozgus:
His voice actor pretty much ruined that entire game for me. I couldn't get past it. Hyyyaaalll RIIIGHT YUNA! Let's DO IT! YahoooooooooOOOO!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on July 28, 2009, 06:02:25 PM
Well at least you have Lulu there to make up for Tidus and his whining. :carcus:

Haha, true!

His voice actor pretty much ruined that entire game for me. I couldn't get past it. Hyyyaaalll RIIIGHT YUNA! Let's DO IT! YahoooooooooOOOO!

Yeah, it's tough when you dislike the character you're playing. At times he didn't sound all that bad, but when he started getting all high pitched and whiny, it was pretty ridiculous. Everyone else I thought did a great job, and there were several voices that I really enjoyed (Maechan anyone?), but James Arnold Taylor almost ruined that game for me.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: ryOtoha on July 28, 2009, 06:56:53 PM
Currently switching between Crimson Gem Saga, Devil Summoner 2 : Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abadon, Mass Effect, Bionic Commando and Call of Juarez : Bound in Blood.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on July 28, 2009, 07:11:19 PM
I'm replaying Final Fantasy X (and will be playing X-2 and XII afterwards) in preparation for Final Fantasy XIII. Tidus' voice is even more annoying than I remembered. :mozgus:
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on July 28, 2009, 07:47:10 PM
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Shaddup. :guts:

I assume you're referring to that terrible scene where Tidus and Yuna are laughing like a couple of ree-ree's.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on July 28, 2009, 08:20:04 PM
Shaddup. :guts:

I assume you're referring to that terrible scene where Tidus and Yuna are laughing like a couple of ree-ree's.
Of course. I'd say that was the most embarrassing scene for someone unfamiliar with the game to walk in on.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on July 28, 2009, 08:21:47 PM
Of course. I'd say that was the most embarrassing scene for someone unfamiliar with the game to walk in on.

You think that was bad try hearing the Japanese people do that scene where Tidus and Yuna laugh.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on July 28, 2009, 08:23:54 PM
You think that was bad try hearing the Japanese people do that scene where Tidus and Yuna laugh.
CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW I have heard it.  :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on July 28, 2009, 08:25:49 PM
CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW I have heard it.  :slan:

Hahahaha didn't it just kill you to watch how painfully bad it was. :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on July 28, 2009, 08:54:06 PM
Oh man, the Japanese version is actually worse?! :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on July 28, 2009, 09:18:11 PM
Oh man, the Japanese version is actually worse?! :ganishka:

Yup pretty much. I only like watching anime's in Japanese. I hate to play games with Japanese dialog. Berserk was the only exception because the voices were spot on.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: D-Scape on July 29, 2009, 08:12:12 PM
After several years I finally hunted down a copy of Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly (I believe the series is refered to as Fatal Frame in some countries). Going to play it tonight.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Xem on July 30, 2009, 06:02:16 AM
WoW mostly, though I'm craving Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars!

I haven't been craving a fighter this bad since SNK vs Capcom for the NeoGeo Pocket.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 31, 2009, 11:42:53 PM
Ok so I got Call of Juarez -Bound for Blood. Its not as impressive as I thought it would be, but still lots of fun. Graphics are top notch and the free roam side quests are a nice touch to an otherwise very straitforward fps. The Duels are awsome too. You feel like your really a gunslinger back in civil war torn west. Which reminds me, the similarities to old Italian westerns like the good, the bad and the ugly are endless. Only the dialog and voice acting seems out of place.

Me an my Friend also started Watchmen- the end is nigh part 2. I forgot how much fun this game is.

And I also borrowed Kain & Lynch dead men. Haven't started it yet but I'll give it a shot. Looks kinda lame though.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: IchIgO on August 01, 2009, 07:59:54 PM
zelda
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on August 01, 2009, 08:29:08 PM
zelda

Which one?  :???:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on August 02, 2009, 10:03:57 AM
Pretty sure Kain and Lynch is terrible, but that's just what I've heard.

I started playing Valkyrie Profile: Whatever it's called for the DS. It's an interesting twist on strategy games, but I get a little annoyed with how much I have to focus on overkilling enemies in order to get the good rewards. Otherwise it's fun and has challenged me a couple times, which is more than I can say for a lot of strategy games.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: KazigluBey on August 09, 2009, 01:44:57 PM
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis

I prefer Ogre Battle: 64 given this one has a fighting system ripped off of Final Fantasy Tactics, so not very innovative.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 09, 2009, 06:19:02 PM
I prefer Ogre Battle: 64 given this one has a fighting system ripped off of Final Fantasy Tactics, so not very innovative.

I'm not sure you can talk of "rip off" when FFT is merely an Ogre Battle game with a Final Fantasy skin in the first place.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: ckd5989 on August 10, 2009, 06:41:11 PM
Just about wrapped up Fable II. I might come back to it to finish up some of the side quests.

Started up a new game of God of War II last night. I never actually finished my first play through so just figured I should start from the beginning. Can't believed I wanted so long. Fantastic game.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on August 10, 2009, 07:18:26 PM
Inspired by my recent fighting game kick, I was messing around with different Mugen games, like the improved Mortal Kombat Trilogy (including every iteration of the characters, like MKI Reptile) and a couple of promising Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter games that ultimately disappointed. I really wish someone took the Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter idea and really did it justice. I'd basically make it MKII vs SFII and use the SNK vs Capcom Chaos sprites (http://geekindenial.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/sf_svc_group.jpg) for the Street Fighter characters. Throw in every combination of MK or SF control schemes and options with all characters, and keep it conservative otherwise (don't do too much, and what you do, do well), and it'd be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: yesmilord on August 10, 2009, 08:52:10 PM
Inspired by my recent fighting game kick, I was messing around with different Mugen games, like the improved Mortal Kombat Trilogy (including every iteration of the characters, like MKI Reptile) and a couple of promising Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter games that ultimately disappointed. I really wish someone took the Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter idea and really did it justice. I'd basically make it MKII vs SFII and use the SNK vs Capcom Chaos sprites (http://geekindenial.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/sf_svc_group.jpg) for the Street Fighter characters. Throw in every combination of MK or SF control schemes and options with all characters, and keep it conservative otherwise (don't do too much, and what you do, do well), and it'd be a lot of fun.

It's unfortunate that virtually every MK iteration after MK4 turned out to be terrible.
In fact, MK was always a broken game because Midway (and Acclaim) never really gave a crap about the fighting system. If they'd spent more time and money developing the technical side of the game, it'd see the same success that other fighters are today (SF4, GGXX, BB, SC4, Tekken 6, etc.)

I wish they'd just hand the title off to someone who actually knows what they hell they're doing instead of making terrible dial-in combo games and random mashups (wtf DC?? that makes NO sense at all).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: fuxberg on August 11, 2009, 12:11:29 AM
Currently playing Rise of the Argonauts and Jade Empire.
Pretty cool. :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on August 11, 2009, 01:21:03 AM
Silent Hill 3!

I'm blown away by the graphics on this game, the characters look better than Silent Hill Homecoming.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Evilvito on August 12, 2009, 02:47:25 PM
I was playing the ps2 berserk game only to fight zodd, I don't go any further since I don't know what they are saying :(. Now i just switch from Company of Heroes or Warcraft III dota mod.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 12, 2009, 03:49:14 PM
I was playing the ps2 berserk game only to fight zodd, I don't go any further since I don't know what they are saying :(.
Reigan42 was gracious enough to translate several scenes in the game: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9364.0
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on August 12, 2009, 08:49:08 PM
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis

I prefer Ogre Battle: 64 given this one has a fighting system ripped off of Final Fantasy Tactics, so not very innovative.

...I can't believe I just read that.  No, maybe I can.  Maybe I can.  You sully Matsuno's work with your comments.

Anyway, I'm playing Dragon Quest IX at the moment.  I've got a lot of games lined up, unfortunately. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on August 15, 2009, 05:15:21 AM
Waiting for batman I cant stop playing the demo.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 17, 2009, 01:48:13 AM
Waiting for batman I cant stop playing the demo.
I uninstalled mine as soon as I finished it. It was fun, but the demo was such an experience on a wire I can't imagine it would have much replay value.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Serpico on August 17, 2009, 04:20:42 AM
Silent Hill 3!

I'm blown away by the graphics on this game, the characters look better than Silent Hill Homecoming.

You're just getting to that one eh? Its definitely on my Top 5 of all time. I'm just starting Homecoming myself.

Also just finished Fallout 3, and have been playing Prototype, which is a pretty amazing game in many regards. Definitely something everyone should try.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on August 17, 2009, 04:48:48 AM
I uninstalled mine as soon as I finished it. It was fun, but the demo was such an experience on a wire I can't imagine it would have much replay value.

This is true but for someone who has been waiting on a good batman game to come out in a long time, I don't want to trash the experience just yet since I like finding different ways to take out the baddies. I do enjoy what could do in this game and cant wait to see what other items you can use.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on August 17, 2009, 06:49:04 AM
You're just getting to that one eh? Its definitely on my Top 5 of all time. I'm just starting Homecoming myself.

Also just finished Fallout 3, and have been playing Prototype, which is a pretty amazing game in many regards. Definitely something everyone should try.

Nah I'm just replaying it to get the Heather beam. Silent Hill 3 has quickly become my favorite in the series. Yeah I should get around to finishing Fallout 3 one day.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on August 17, 2009, 05:49:45 PM
Finally finished getting 1000/1000 (Pre-dlc achievements) on Resident Evil 5. It's pretty amazing how powerful unlimited rockets are.

Starting up the new Prince of Persia game now~
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on August 17, 2009, 06:50:38 PM


Replaying Shadow of the Colossus in hard mode(which I got after beating it the first time) . Here I come!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on August 17, 2009, 08:46:56 PM

Replaying Shadow of the Colossus in hard mode(which I got after beating it the first time) . Here I come!

I just finished playing Shadow of the Colossus about 2 days ago in 4 hours. I think I can get a better time than 4 hours hopefully the next time I try, for now I am playing Final Fantasy 1 & 2 for the PSP.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on August 19, 2009, 11:30:28 PM
DQIX is on hiatus until I have a LARGE chunk of time for it. 

Shadow Complex for the moment.  Nostalgia everywhere.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 20, 2009, 07:29:01 AM
Playing Fable at the moment.

Shadow Complex for the moment.  Nostalgia everywhere.

I'll probably get this next. Is it as good as they say?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on August 20, 2009, 09:00:45 AM
Playing Fable at the moment.

I'll probably get this next. Is it as good as they say?

Fable or Fable II?  I need to get Fable II again, as I was pretty close to the end but never got a chance to "finish it." 

As for Shadow Complex, I'd say it's a very good game.  Though the reviews would tell you it's God's gift to mankind, the story is pretty bare-bone cliché.  Obviously, the old Metroid feel is there pretty quickly.  Backtracking feels a bit rewarding.  The 3D environments are done so well that sometimes I feel like I'm almost able to explore more than just the 2D realm in it.  I'd recommend it purely as a support for great games on the Marketplace at $15 instead of mediocre rehashes at $10 that may have no replay.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 20, 2009, 10:54:09 AM
Fable or Fable II?

Fable. :beast:

I'd recommend it purely as a support for great games on the Marketplace at $15 instead of mediocre rehashes at $10 that may have no replay.

I like how you think. I'll be getting it sometime soon.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on August 20, 2009, 08:24:16 PM
Fable. :beast:

I like how you think. I'll be getting it sometime soon.

Wow, I have not played Fable in years.  Never got to play The Lost Chapters either. 

Let me know your thoughts on SC when you get it.  I can't speak for everyone else on here but I know we've talked a little "old school" in video games before so it'd be nice to hear what others have to say about it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 20, 2009, 09:14:45 PM
Wow, I have not played Fable in years.  Never got to play The Lost Chapters either.

I'm playing the original version myself. And it just crashed on me, resulting in a loss of over an hour's play. :mozgus:

Let me know your thoughts on SC when you get it.  I can't speak for everyone else on here but I know we've talked a little "old school" in video games before so it'd be nice to hear what others have to say about it.

Sure, I'll give you my opinion once I'll be done with it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on August 22, 2009, 04:30:06 AM
Okay Silent Hill 3 is 100% complete. Well not maybe 100% but I'm not going through nine levels of extreme mode, what are you nuts?
I'm kind of on a survival horror kick lately and I have three games I haven't played yet. Haunting Ground, Rule of Rose, and Fatal Frame 2. Which one should I start?

Or should I just say screw it and do a Lemont's favorite things run of Toejam and Earl 2?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on August 22, 2009, 04:31:33 AM
FarmVille. :mushiclosed:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 22, 2009, 07:07:49 AM
Toejam and Earl 2?

Go for it!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on August 23, 2009, 10:39:54 PM
Go for it!
Agreed.  Can't go wrong there.

Okay Silent Hill 3 is 100% complete. Well not maybe 100% but I'm not going through nine levels of extreme mode, what are you nuts?
I'm kind of on a survival horror kick lately and I have three games I haven't played yet. Haunting Ground, Rule of Rose, and Fatal Frame 2. Which one should I start?

I'd say if you want to keep the steam going on your survival horror kick play Fatal Frame 2 next.  It's the better of the three in my opinion.  Haunting Ground is along the lines of Clock Tower 3 as far as personal enjoyment for me.  Rule of Rose I never beat and I'd group it with Kuon (another one I almost beat but never got around to). 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on August 25, 2009, 09:07:01 PM
If anyones been on the fence about Batman this game is fantastic. Combats pretty good but the silent take downs is where its at. Detective mode is an awesome game feature can help you find places if your stuck can also guide you to where characters are. Gliding can be a bitch but its cool. Boss fights so far aren't that hard yet but are allot of fun. Free roaming kinda don't 100% have to follow the objectives. Riddler challenge is awesome trying to get the riddler trophies and solve riddles add allot more to do.

I have not tried crime ally or dem bones challenge maps but the 1 I do have are the same for Batman and Joker just beat up on guards for 4 rounds without dying.
Its a nice place to practice combat but there is a leader bored to see who got the most points. I am more interested in the invisible predator maps when ever they come out. All in all best Batman game ever IMOP.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on August 26, 2009, 01:25:14 AM
I played this at GameCrazy tonight while the guy resurfaced my friend's Blade Runner HD-DVD. (He dosen't take care of nice things.)
The combat has improved a lot from the early demo I played, it wasn't bad. The presentation is great with the voices straight from the animated series. I can see why Batman fans have been eating this game up. Not bad, I don't plan on buying it. Although I would really like to see what they did with Scarecrow.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on August 26, 2009, 05:47:27 AM
Scarecrow segments I went through where scary they did him justice so far. Dont know if hes a real boss yet. Only fought 1 real boss and it was kinda lame.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on August 28, 2009, 10:28:29 PM
Been playing this a bit to curb my excitement for the new DS sequel for their 4p Track Meet game -- er anyway.  I'm not sure if anyone is as "fanatical" about the Kunio-kun series as I am but I figure I'd pass this info along for those interested and not aware yet.  Hiroyuki Sekimoto and Mitsuhiro Yoshida [the creators of almost all the original and best Kunio games back in the day] formed a Doujin company named "Miracle Kidz" and they actually made an "Indie Game" on the Xbox LIVE marketplace.  It's pricey compared to most Indie games at a retail of normal games (800pts?) but it's personal preference if that's way out of your league.  It is titled "It's Downtown Nekketsu Dodgeball, Assemble Everyone!!" and it's classic.  I was surprised as I usually don't check the Indie games all that often, but they don't region restrict them and I believe if your 360 is set to English language, the text is completely in English as well. 

Cheers
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on August 28, 2009, 11:28:40 PM
Just finished Prince of Persia, Patapon 2 and Splosion Man. Working on Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dissidia and Shadow Complex now.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 30, 2009, 12:14:33 PM
I'm finally making my way through Dead Space, and I love it  :void:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Lithrael on August 30, 2009, 02:29:00 PM
I got suddenly and inexplicably addicted to Dead Space.  I'm on level six in impossible mode without buying any leveled up suits yet, savin' up for the one you get in level seven.  Hooo I need more ammo...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 31, 2009, 09:25:51 AM
Recently finished the latest Mass Effect DLC and Shadow Complex. Next on the list is Fable 2.

Let me know your thoughts on SC when you get it.  I can't speak for everyone else on here but I know we've talked a little "old school" in video games before so it'd be nice to hear what others have to say about it.

As promised. Well it's a very nice game, I went through it in a rush after I got it. Finished it at 100% in 2 play sessions so I guess that speaks for itself. It is really a Super Metroid clone though, they weren't kidding. Same mechanics, same power ups, same level design... It's like a fan mod with a HD skin. Story is decent but nothing special (haven't read the book it's tied to). Bad guys are barely disguised futuristic nazis, but that's Ok I guess. As far as complaints go, I found the triple jump completely useless. You can already go everywhere with the double jump and the hook. I also found it stupid to gain the same abilities when collecting items and gaining levels. Why do I care to get Unlimited FOAM when I've already got it through collecting the Ammo Packs?

Haven't done the Proving Grounds yet, but I don't expect it to take long. I played the game in Hardcore and finished at lvl 32, which makes me wish I'd played in Insane so I could have got the Max level achievement easily. Not sure I'll try to get the Minimalist achievement, at least not right away. But it could prove a fun challenge in a few months when the game won't be fresh in my mind anymore.

I got suddenly and inexplicably addicted to Dead Space.  I'm on level six in impossible mode without buying any leveled up suits yet, savin' up for the one you get in level seven.  Hooo I need more ammo...

Dead Space's a fun game. =) If I were you I'd have maxed my stasis out early and concentrated on the standard gun, dismissing the others. More money, more ammo, and you could even get some of the intermediary armors. :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on August 31, 2009, 10:34:32 AM
I got suddenly and inexplicably addicted to Dead Space. I'm on level six in impossible mode without buying any leveled up suits yet, savin' up for the one you get in level seven.  Hooo I need more ammo...

Me to, and yeah I went through quite a lot of ammo myself. I still need to earn those damn trophies. I only have about 49% of them, I really need to play again and get them all and unlock the platinum trophy. :beast: When you start a new game plus there is a level 6 suit that you can buy, although it just makes you kind of look like a storm trooper from Star Wars.  :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on August 31, 2009, 11:02:21 PM
Recently finished the latest Mass Effect DLC and Shadow Complex. Next on the list is Fable 2.

As promised. Well it's a very nice game, I went through it in a rush after I got it. Finished it at 100% in 2 play sessions so I guess that speaks for itself. It is really a Super Metroid clone though, they weren't kidding. Same mechanics, same power ups, same level design... It's like a fan mod with a HD skin. Story is decent but nothing special (haven't read the book it's tied to). Bad guys are barely disguised futuristic nazis, but that's Ok I guess. As far as complaints go, I found the triple jump completely useless. You can already go everywhere with the double jump and the hook. I also found it stupid to gain the same abilities when collecting items and gaining levels. Why do I care to get Unlimited FOAM when I've already got it through collecting the Ammo Packs?

Haven't done the Proving Grounds yet, but I don't expect it to take long. I played the game in Hardcore and finished at lvl 32, which makes me wish I'd played in Insane so I could have got the Max level achievement easily. Not sure I'll try to get the Minimalist achievement, at least not right away. But it could prove a fun challenge in a few months when the game won't be fresh in my mind anymore.

Finished Mass Effect DLC and Shadow Complex as well.  I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head with a lot of your comments.  I did proving grounds and while some of them were fun little puzzles it doesn't really take too long to finish it all.  I'm going to get Level 50 while I'm playing on Insane but after that I'll go back and do Minimalist to "freshen up" the game again months down the road.  Overall, I'd say it was more enjoyable than lacking but that could be the Super Metroid clone speaking to me.  Glad someone else gave it a shot.

I also started Cursed Mountain and Final Fantasy IV The After Years (I promised I would wait until almost all the content was out) and just finished the first content; nostalgia!  I need to get through both of these before next week as I'm going to be a slave to Muramasa while Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box stares at me and then falls into my "sealed-please-open-me" pile mountain.   
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 31, 2009, 11:36:23 PM
I did proving grounds and while some of them were fun little puzzles it doesn't really take too long to finish it all.

Yeah, I did them all myself earlier today. Fun stuff but doesn't take more than an hour to do everything (and you should see some of my scores :badbone:).

Overall, I'd say it was more enjoyable than lacking but that could be the Super Metroid clone speaking to me.  Glad someone else gave it a shot.

Same here, I'd definitely recommend the game, but I can't shake the feeling that if they hadn't said it was an homage to Super Metroid right from the start, people would have called it a rip-off. I guess it's just that I wish they had deviated a little more from the Super Metroid mold.

I'm going to be a slave to Muramasa

Pfff, it's coming out in November here. I can't wait. But I probably shouldn't complain too much, at least it's not March 2010 anymore... :schierke:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on September 01, 2009, 12:20:48 AM
Yeah, I did them all myself earlier today. Fun stuff but doesn't take more than an hour to do everything (and you should see some of my scores :badbone:).
I ran through them rather quickly but I'll definitely go back and try for some nice scores.  A friendly challenge is always fun!

Same here, I'd definitely recommend the game, but I can't shake the feeling that if they hadn't said it was an homage to Super Metroid right from the start, people would have called it a rip-off. I guess it's just that I wish they had deviated a little more from the Super Metroid mold.
I can completely understand.  At least they didn't use that "Metroidvania" term they love to throw around so much lately.

Pfff, it's coming out in November here. I can't wait. But I probably shouldn't complain too much, at least it's not March 2010 anymore... :schierke:
 
Ouch, that really sucks but yeah, sometimes things get REALLY back logged your way.  I'm not sure if they are offering it there but the pre order bonus double-sided poster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy06kQZo9f0) is quite amazing.  Same as Japan's bonus if I'm not mistaken.  I'm waiting until I can get my hands on a 3rd one before I can bring myself to crack it open.  [Yes, I have problems and I pre-ordered 2]
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 01, 2009, 07:32:51 AM
I ran through them rather quickly but I'll definitely go back and try for some nice scores.  A friendly challenge is always fun!

Haha yeah, same here actually. Despite my comment I didn't try to get the best scores, and personally I definitely won't go back on it. :ganishka:

I can completely understand.  At least they didn't use that "Metroidvania" term they love to throw around so much lately.

Websites everywhere do use it to qualify the game though. I can't understand. I hate that word. It shouldn't exist.

I'm not sure if they are offering it there but the pre order bonus double-sided poster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy06kQZo9f0) is quite amazing.  Same as Japan's bonus if I'm not mistaken.

No idea. By default I would assume that we won't get it, but you never know.

I'm waiting until I can get my hands on a 3rd one before I can bring myself to crack it open.  [Yes, I have problems and I pre-ordered 2]

Yes, you have problems. :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 02, 2009, 03:39:08 PM
The new Wolfenstein is great! I bought it on a whim (mainly after Basterds I'm in the mood to kill Nazis) and it paid off. For an easy FPS this game is really fun and violent. I'd reccomend renting because I beat the whole thing in one night. Now I'll return that an grab Dead Space!  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 02, 2009, 03:46:44 PM
The new Wolfenstein is great! I bought it on a whim (mainly after Basterds I'm in the mood to kill Nazis) and it paid off. For an easy FPS this game is really fun and violent. I'd reccomend renting because I beat the whole thing in one night. Now I'll return that an grab Dead Space!  :guts:
Dead Space is definitely worth a purchase.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 02, 2009, 08:25:21 PM
Dead Space is definitely worth a purchase.

Yea I got Deadspace and the new Spyro game ( for nostaglia). Can't wait to start deadspace tonight.  Is it really scary?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 02, 2009, 08:45:02 PM
Yea I got Deadspace and the new Spyro game ( for nostaglia). Can't wait to start deadspace tonight.  Is it really scary?
More creepy than scary, Id say. I haven't had TOO many "OH SHIT" moments. But the atmosphere is really well done -- oppressive and has you on your toes all the time.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 02, 2009, 09:07:52 PM
Yea I got Deadspace and the new Spyro game ( for nostaglia). Can't wait to start deadspace tonight.  Is it really scary?

It isn't that scary although I can't lie when I played it by my self at night it was a bit scary. The Spyro game that you bought is quite a colorful game. Some of the scenes in the game are beautiful especially if you have your HDMI cable plugged into your system.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Lithrael on September 02, 2009, 10:14:15 PM
Hahaaa, yeah in Dead Space my 'oh shit' moments are mainly 'oh shit I'm out of ammo again.'

Yeah the stormtrooper suit is cool but you don't get to carry over any of your goodies between difficulty levels.   You can only start a second round at the same difficulty.  So I have a 'round 2' game on Medium with  the military suit, but I won't be able to buy it for Impossible until I'm on Impossible 'round 2'.

The fight where you have to protect Nicole pisses me off though.  Makes no damn sense and uses up all my ammo.  And if I blow them up with canisters, their drops fall down that fucking pit.  >:(

I just lent it to a friend so I'd stop playing it.  Addicted Lith.  BUT BUT MOM THERE ARE STILL ZOMBIES IN THERE   :mozgus: :mozgus: :mozgus:

ETA:  ahh apologies, didn't think it was spoilery..
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 03, 2009, 12:07:34 AM
Yea Spyro is actually alot of fun. Me an my friend wanted a multiplayer game so we are playing it together. Great multiplayer action. Didn't realize that Elijah Wood, Gary Oldman and Christina Ricci do the voice acting.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 03, 2009, 12:13:19 AM
Yea Spyro is actually alot of fun. Me an my friend wanted a multiplayer game so we are playing it together. Great multiplayer action. Didn't realize that Elijah Wood, Gary Oldman and Christina Ricci do the voice acting.

Yeah the two player mode must be fun, the only problem is my sisters are to lazy to play with me. :mozgus: I had no clue what so ever that those three were the voice actors of some of the characters. I had a feeling the voices sounded familiar.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on September 03, 2009, 12:49:44 AM
Yeah the stormtrooper suit is cool but you don't get to carry over any of your goodies between difficulty levels.   You can only start a second round at the same difficulty.  So I have a 'round 2' game on Medium with the military suit, but I won't be able to buy it for Impossible until I'm on Impossible 'round 2'.

Well, there IS a way to start Impossible with the Military suit on your first 'round' but what fun is that?  I thought Deadspace was intriguing but I wasn't feeling all that much replay the first time.  I powered through it in a day and then promised I'd go back.  It's coming on a year soon, and you guys are making me want to play again.  I can hear Isaac breathing heavy in his mask now...

Does anyone else check out the Indie games on 360?  Japanese Indie games have been making an appearance now and while most are bad like the rest of the Indie "games," I think some might be pretty good.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on September 03, 2009, 01:54:51 AM
  Same as Japan's bonus if I'm not mistaken.  I'm waiting until I can get my hands on a 3rd one before I can bring myself to crack it open.  [Yes, I have problems and I pre-ordered 2]

Haha, I acquired two of these today! I spent ten bucks to get them (Chicago Ridge Mall has TWO gamestops) and I plan on selling one on Ebay for 10 bucks.That gives me one for free to hang on my wall. It's a nice item and will add to the Asian motif I'm working on. This is the first Wii game in a LONG time I actually wanted to play. Please someone let me know how it is so I can pressure my friend into buying it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 03, 2009, 07:27:47 AM
Well we just finished the Spyro game in one sitting. Very different feel to it from the other games, but it was cool. The whole game felt like one long ending and there was unexpectedly a massive Lord Of the Rings type battle very early in the game that was actually really fun. The final boss was a bitch but nothing to hard. Just all round fun, action, bosses, puzzles and free roam flying around.

On a side note I'm starting to realize how important it is to sit through the credits at the end of games. More often than not do they add extra scenes.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 03, 2009, 07:40:15 AM
On a side note I'm starting to realize how important it is to sit through the credits at the end of games. More often than not do they add extra scenes.

Yeah I do that for almost every game I play. The worst part is when there isn't any scene after the credits, you think to yourself "damn I just sat here for 6 minutes to watch the credits". :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 03, 2009, 08:25:00 AM
For me the credits have always been a part of the experience, even when it's just white text on a black background and there's no bonus afterwards. It's the end of the game and I use that time to savor my victory in having beaten it. Just like I take a little time to contemplate after reading a book.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on September 03, 2009, 09:21:59 AM
Haha, I acquired two of these today! I spent ten bucks to get them (Chicago Ridge Mall has TWO gamestops) and I plan on selling one on EBay for 10 bucks.That gives me one for free to hang on my wall. It's a nice item and will add to the Asian motif I'm working on. This is the first Wii game in a LONG time I actually wanted to play. Please someone let me know how it is so I can pressure my friend into buying it.

Nice grab.  It's a really nice poster but I'm sure I won't open either one and just keep them in my pile of stuff.  Boo, on EBay  :troll: 
For me the credits have always been a part of the experience, even when it's just white text on a black background and there's no bonus afterwards. It's the end of the game and I use that time to savor my victory in having beaten it. Just like I take a little time to contemplate after reading a book.

Sitting through the credits is exactly the kind of contemplation time we need!  I've done the same for countless years.  Even when I was young, and stupid, I would savor that final song and scroll of the credits as my triumph over any game-no matter how simple.  I actually remember Super Mario Bros. 2 & 3 like it was just yesterday.   :judo:



Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 03, 2009, 09:33:05 AM
Sitting through the credits is exactly the kind of contemplation time we need!  I've done the same for countless years.  Even when I was young, and stupid, I would savor that final song and scroll of the credits as my triumph over any game-no matter how simple. 

I actually do this to. I should have said this in the post I made earlier, instead of basically saying that I don't really give a shit about the credits. I love to sit back and just watch the credits especially when there is good music along with it. Sorry I forgot to think before I post. :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 03, 2009, 02:01:10 PM
I actually do this to. I should have said this in the post I made earlier, instead of basically saying that I don't really give a shit about the credits. I love to sit back and just watch the credits especially when there is good music along with it. Sorry I forgot to think before I post.

I think the problem in general is that you tend to systematically agree with whatever few posts precede yours, no matter what your own opinion really is. I imagine it's partly because you're still a bit young. But it's unneeded and probably unsatisfactory for you as an individual, not to mention that it leads to situations like this one (and that it does not result in very valuable contributions for the community as a whole), so I suggest you to try to remedy it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on September 03, 2009, 04:21:54 PM
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Commander Keen 4
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 03, 2009, 04:27:41 PM
One of the best in the series. May I ask how you're playing it? DOSbox?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on September 04, 2009, 03:43:15 AM
Nice grab.  It's a really nice poster but I'm sure I won't open either one and just keep them in my pile of stuff.  Boo, on EBay  :troll:  


Yeah, I'm getting quite ticked with Ebay too so I sold my extra one to slan69. Thanks again honey!

I want to display mine without messing it up, I ruined some really nice official Konami Castlevania posters by putting tape on them.  :schierke:
Hey I was young and stupid! Anyway, that scroll is so long framing is out of the question. I was considered getting it laminated but that would be weird.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 04, 2009, 10:25:14 AM
Yeah, I'm getting quite ticked with Ebay too so I sold my extra one to slan69. Thanks again honey!

I want to display mine without messing it up, I ruined some really nice official Konami Castlevania posters by putting tape on them.  :schierke:
Hey I was young and stupid! Anyway, that scroll is so long framing is out of the question. I was considered getting it laminated but that would be weird.



Your very welcome handsome. :casca: Yeah laminating it wouldn't be the best idea, what happens if you ever want to fold it back. I am also not sure how to hang mine up as well, without damaging it of course. I guess I will have to figure it out when it gets here. What do you think handsome, got any other ways to hang it up?

Back on topic now, I am playing Final Fantasy Dissidia. It is a very good fighting game with a pretty good amount of fan service. The music in the game is awesome. They took some of the music from FF's 1-10 that they thought would be most suited for the game. I like the fact that every character has their own unique style of fighting in the game. I would have to say that my favorite character from Chaos is Jecht because his attacks are very hard hitting and I just like his character in general. From Cosmos I am going to have to go with Cloud, mostly because I just love using his limit break. I love all the characters in Dissidia because they are all really fun to play with, but those two are definitely my favorite.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on September 04, 2009, 03:01:12 PM
One of the best in the series. May I ask how you're playing it? DOSbox?
I have an old cd from 1996 or so full of old DOS games. I think the cd has some DOS emulation software on it. DOSbox would work too if you could get the game files.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on September 06, 2009, 04:21:07 PM
Just started playing Crimson Gem Saga from atlus on my PsP I'm diggint it so far nice clasic rpging and its kinda funny! so all around not to bad so far.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on September 06, 2009, 04:48:56 PM



For the last two days been playing Shadow of the colossus Time attack hard mode. Trying to get those secret items since I didn't do it before, might as well do it now.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 06, 2009, 05:00:36 PM


For the last two days been playing Shadow of the colossus Time attack hard mode. Trying to get those secret items since I didn't do it before, might as well do it now.
Thing is, even after you beat them all on time attack hard mode, the chick still won't do it with you.  :schierke:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: KazigluBey on September 06, 2009, 06:35:23 PM
Playing MLB 06' The Show. Just got my PSP 3000 and am fooling around with all the features. Bought FF VII at the online PS store for around 10 bucks. Never finished the game even though I still have it. Now I can be lazy and play it on a portable.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on September 06, 2009, 07:36:46 PM
Just recently finished 'The Answer' section of Persona 3 FES. It's basically a sequel of the original game where you play a different character and they took out everything that made it easy to level up and create powerful summons, some of the fights were pretty intense. Now I'm getting ready to play some Muramasa soon.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on September 07, 2009, 10:27:53 AM


For the last two days been playing Shadow of the colossus Time attack hard mode. Trying to get those secret items since I didn't do it before, might as well do it now.

Me and my buddy spent about two hours passing the controller back and forth once we unlocked the exploding arrows. We had a contest to see how many backflips we could do by blowing the guy off a cliff with the explosion. I won, but I couldn't remember the number.

When the game first came out I was a god at time attack mode.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Kakkoii_Guts on September 08, 2009, 09:06:20 AM
I finally got fed up with Street Fighter IV on the Xbox 360.  I really love the game, but finding other players has turned into such a hassle that it isn't even worth it anymore.  Things wouldn't be so bad if I had some skilled players to compete with offline, but there really isn't much of a scene around me.

I just started playing Muramasa the Demon Blade.  It's like The Legend of Kage mixed with a beautiful painting.  The game is stunning thus far.  I've also been playing through One Piece Unlimited Cruise.  The game really captures the characters pretty well, and is actually fun, minus some of the frustrating fishing.  I also play Wii Fit daily, but it hardly counts a game.  Honestly I haven't played games this regularly since the eighties.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 08, 2009, 04:39:08 PM
WEll I started Dead Space last night and I think I'm about halfway through (chapter 7). So far so good. I really love the atmosphere and how creepy it is. And you guys said it wasn't scary! there were a few parts that made me jump out of my seat. I seriously love the upgrading. The armor, the weapons and work bench make the game so much more. Can I ask how many suites of armor you can get? I'm on the third one and I maxed out all the upgrades. Now I just need to work on the weapons upgrades. I also love how ammo isn't always easy to come buy. During some boss fights I used up everything I got and now I'm taking every step like its my last. Love it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 08, 2009, 05:32:44 PM
WEll I started Dead Space last night and I think I'm about halfway through (chapter 7). So far so good. I really love the atmosphere and how creepy it is. And you guys said it wasn't scary! there were a few parts that made me jump out of my seat. I seriously love the upgrading. The armor, the weapons and work bench make the game so much more. Can I ask how many suites of armor you can get? I'm on the third one and I maxed out all the upgrades. Now I just need to work on the weapons upgrades. I also love how ammo isn't always easy to come buy. During some boss fights I used up everything I got and now I'm taking every step like its my last. Love it.
I just got to the last chapter, and I'd say youre just over halfway through it. I never ran out of ammo, myself. Came close, but never ran out. But I was pretty anal about keeping at least 75 rounds of plasma and 20 of the Line gun. I spread my upgrades out over nearly all my equipment, but I focused on plasma. As for the number of armors, I'm in my 5th RIG right now. I read that you can get a special one if you play through it twice though (but at that point, do you really NEED something special?)

And yeah, I love this game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 08, 2009, 06:25:17 PM
I just got to the last chapter, and I'd say youre just over halfway through it. I never ran out of ammo, myself. Came close, but never ran out. But I was pretty anal about keeping at least 75 rounds of plasma and 20 of the Line gun. I spread my upgrades out over nearly all my equipment, but I focused on plasma. As for the number of armors, I'm in my 5th RIG right now. I read that you can get a special one if you play through it twice though (but at that point, do you really NEED something special?)

And yeah, I love this game.

Yea now do you spend all your Power Nodes? Because I wanted to get into all those secret rooms that you need to use a power node for, but its tough because I hold off on upgrading and those nodes are expensive, but i don't want to miss anything. Another thing I really like is the main guy your controlling. So far I haven't even seen his face, but that armor suit really grew on me. I just think it's a really cool design for the hero.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 08, 2009, 07:06:13 PM
Yea now do you spend all your Power Nodes? Because I wanted to get into all those secret rooms that you need to use a power node for, but its tough because I hold off on upgrading and those nodes are expensive, but i don't want to miss anything. Another thing I really like is the main guy your controlling. So far I haven't even seen his face, but that armor suit really grew on me. I just think it's a really cool design for the hero.
I've opened about 4 doors, I think. There's been nothing too special in them. More ammo, from what I remember. I personally think it's more worth it to use the nodes for upgrades, but the difference could truly be negligible.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 08, 2009, 08:16:45 PM
The doors can be useful. I opened them all on my first run. They're usually just full of ammo and money. Anyway, the way to be efficient in the game is to spend your nodes primarily on stasis and health augmentations. Stasis will make you into a god. Once it's maxed out you can just melee every enemy to death. As for weapons, the best one is easily the Plasma Cutter in my opinion. Very versatile. Then the Pulse Rifle and the Ripper are great. The Ripper in particular is good for saving ammo because you can do a lot of damage with only one blade. To save money and ammo you could stick to those 3 and ignore the other ones.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 08, 2009, 08:40:27 PM
I say screw all the weapons and just use the Plasma Cutter. If you do you can actually receive a gold trophy for that. I didn't know that until I saw my trophies, so now I have to play through it again to get it. I think it's best to max out your Plasma Cutter for sure and also the two that Aaz mentioned. You honestly don't need all of the other weapons in the game because the Plasma Cutter is the best gun. It's best to save your money and fill up on items you need. You don't really need to fill upon ammo since monsters drop ammo almost all the time. I had that ammo problem a couple of times but I got through it. Also save up for the suits as well. The higher the suit level the more you can carry. Suit 5 lets you carry the maximum limit of items. By the way I mentioned it was scary. I also almost jumped out of my seat, mostly when the monsters just came out of nowhere and you weren't expecting it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 08, 2009, 08:51:10 PM
I say screw all the weapons and just use the Plasma Cutter. If you do you can actually receive a gold trophy for that. I didn't know that until I saw my trophies, so now I have to play through it again to get it.

Well you get an achievement/trophy/whatever for beating the game in the hardest difficulty mode as well, which is only unlocked once you finish the game the first time, so if you're going for 100%, you can always do the Plasma Cutter-only run while also doing the "Impossible" mode run.

Also, while I do think the Plasma Cutter is the best weapon overall, for a first time player using only that would be pretty boring.

It's best to save your money and fill up on ammo that way you won't run out. I had that problem a couple of times but I got through it. Also save up for the suits as well. The higher the suit level the more you can carry.

Personally I didn't care too much about carrying items. I don't think I ever came close to running out of inventory space once I got the second suit. That's what Resident Evil does to a man.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on September 09, 2009, 09:11:42 AM
Happy 10th anniversary Sega Dreamcast! I'll be busting out some of the classics today to celebrate.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 09, 2009, 09:21:00 AM
Happy 10th anniversary Sega Dreamcast! I'll be busting out some of the classics today to celebrate.

Got Power Stone?  :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 09, 2009, 10:29:23 AM
Happy 10th anniversary Sega Dreamcast! I'll be busting out some of the classics today to celebrate.

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Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 09, 2009, 03:13:10 PM
Finished Dead Space last night. It took me 12 hours and I didn't even come close to fully upgrading everything, though I don't think it's possible anyway, so I'll focus on that on the second playthrough. Overall very fun game, it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be at the end. I don't think I died once in the final chapter, even during the final boss (which was awesome btw). The very last scene was prolly the scariest moment for me. My buddy and I almost hit the ceiling when he finally takes off his mask and you get to see the hero's face and then... BAM! his dead wife who he thought was alive the whole time is in the ship with him, and kills him lol. Good ending.   :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 09, 2009, 03:15:23 PM
I also beat Dead Space last night. That final boss was, no kidding, one of the most visually awesome game bosses I've ever played against. But he couldn't stand against my fully upgraded plasma gun  :badbone:

And yeah, the ending made me laugh. It really was a horror movie/game all along!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 09, 2009, 05:04:49 PM
No kidding, during the ending when you see Isaac in the ship I told my wife who was working nearby to wait for it because I knew exactly what was going to happen, and of course it did. Funny but in a way, that was also a bit of a let down for me.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on September 09, 2009, 05:42:46 PM
Weird, I just beat Dead Space last Tuesday, and that boss fight was visually impressive, but kind of a letdown otherwise. I was totally satisfied with the ending though. =)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 09, 2009, 05:48:40 PM
Weird, I just beat Dead Space last Tuesday, and that boss fight was visually impressive, but kind of a letdown otherwise. I was totally satisfied with the ending though. =)

Actually I'll agree about the boss not being extraordinary. I had also expected something that wasn't just big. And it wasn't very difficult either.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on September 09, 2009, 06:07:44 PM
Yeah, it was just too easy, and aside from being so large, it wasn't the best design either... though the teases of it on the planet were fantastic, so it might have just been how they chose to show it in the final fight. I would have preferred it be more spidery, and it was over too fast. I had a better fight with the Leviathan.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on September 09, 2009, 06:24:21 PM
Started Professor Layton and the Diabolical box. I loved The Curious Village so I'm looking forward to finishing this one. Just got a bit past the second chapter last night. It started off sort of slow, but things are starting to pick up now. I'm a little scared of the puzzles to come as some of the ones near the end of the last game were real head scratchers.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 09, 2009, 09:35:48 PM
I randomly decided pick some of my older games that i never did finish while I wait for ODST to come out. I starting playing Lost Odyssey, and now I remember why I put it down. I'm right at the end and all I have to do is finish all the side quest stuff then head to the final dungeon, but its so hard. So i'll be grinding my characters for the rest of the night.  :guts: Great game though, anyone else every play it or actually beat it?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 09, 2009, 10:23:47 PM
Great game though, anyone else every play it or actually beat it?

I beat it last year. I did all the sidequest except for going in the Temple of Enlightenment. Oburi don't go in unless your at about level 70. This place is a maze and the enemies are very hard hitting so be careful what you do in this place. My characters are all over level 70. It took me about a good 12+ to get them the levels and also giving my immortal the skills I think they needed. If you have Toltan in your party make Kaim and Seth learn his ability where they can wield his weapons. In the sidequest there is a way you can get Toltans strongest sword, you can then give it to Kaim or Seth. Also I just want to let you know that the last boss is not hard at all so you really don't even need to build up to level 70, maybe 55 or 60 IMO. I actually found the game to be quite easy, but everyone has their difficulties in games no matter how good they are.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 10, 2009, 12:38:32 AM
I beat it last year. I did all the sidequest except for going in the Temple of Enlightenment. Oburi don't go in unless your at about level 70. This place is a maze and the enemies are very hard hitting so be careful what you do in this place. My characters are all over level 70. It took me about a good 12+ to get them the levels and also giving my immortal the skills I think they needed. If you have Toltan in your party make Kaim and Seth learn his ability where they can wield his weapons. In the sidequest there is a way you can get Toltans strongest sword, you can then give it to Kaim or Seth. Also I just want to let you know that the last boss is not hard at all so you really don't even need to build up to level 70, maybe 55 or 60 IMO. I actually found the game to be quite easy, but everyone has their difficulties in games no matter how good they are.

Thanks. Funny you mention the Toltan sidequest because thats where I left off. I just finished finding all his seals and now have his new sword, the strongest weapon in the game, an like you said, I gave it to Kaim.  My guys are around level 55-60, and the reason I'm holding out before heading to the final boss is because I want to do the Temple of Enlightenment as well as all the hidden bosses. Thats why I gave up on the game so long ago, the Temple confused me and just kicked me ass.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 10, 2009, 12:50:41 AM
I played the demo of Lost Odyssey and the combat system was a real turn off to me. It just seemed WAAAY too chaotic, with everything happening on screen so quickly. It also felt like i had very little control over what actually occured in battle.

Does that feeling go away?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 10, 2009, 01:46:20 AM
I played the demo of Lost Odyssey and the combat system was a real turn off to me. It just seemed WAAAY too chaotic, with everything happening on screen so quickly. It also felt like i had very little control over what actually occured in battle.

Does that feeling go away?

On your first play you might not like the battle system, but eventually you will get used to it. I always get perfects when I fight. What I use to do was count to about 3 seconds really fast until the circle was just about matched up with the smaller one. That usually got me perfects. It really only takes a little while to get used to it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 10, 2009, 02:11:20 AM
I played the demo of Lost Odyssey and the combat system was a real turn off to me. It just seemed WAAAY too chaotic, with everything happening on screen so quickly. It also felt like i had very little control over what actually occured in battle.

Does that feeling go away?

I'm surprised you felt that way to be honest. It's a very typical turn based rpg, nothing all that new. These days with the Tales OF Vesperia and Star Ocean- last hope and Infinite Undiscovery, Lost Odyssey is so not chaotic and very simple. That was the big criticism when it came out, that the fighting system was generic. Personally that's how I like it. Its how my rpgs were as a kid, and its how I'll continue to enjoy them now.  Lost Odyssey has some very tricky battles and boss fights, but its not like you have a time limit during battle, unlike the other rpgs that I mentioned, also including Eternal Sontata, that all have real time fighting. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 10, 2009, 03:14:01 AM
Ohh, ahahha, forgive me. I confused this game with The Last Remnant. A completely different RPG that, in my opinion, looks similar to Lost Odyssey.

Here's a video of that game's combat system to show you what I meant by "chaotic" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O70HzNeKNOU
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 10, 2009, 04:23:35 AM
Oh haha, yea I hated Last Remnant with a passion. trust me Remnant and Odyssey don't even compare.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: m on September 10, 2009, 06:00:19 PM

I don't play that much anymore but I'm playing The Beatles Rock Band. I like the Beatles and I like the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games, perfect combination.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 10, 2009, 07:23:11 PM
I don't play that much anymore but I'm playing The Beatles Rock Band. I like the Beatles and I like the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games, perfect combination.



O hell yea that looked great. If you love the Beatles then this is like the coolest thing.  I havent played it yet, I don't have money to go out and buy it, but I would seriously kill to get it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on September 10, 2009, 09:14:37 PM
I'm slaving over Muramasa (damn, I really love Vanillaware) while playing Raiden IV on the side.  Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box on breaks at work.  I might finish off Cursed Mountain this weekend to boot.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on September 10, 2009, 11:34:59 PM
O hell yea that looked great. If you love the Beatles then this is like the coolest thing.  I havent played it yet, I don't have money to go out and buy it, but I would seriously kill to get it.
Hmm, how much is it even?
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$59.99
Holy Fuck! People are paying 60 bucks for what is essentially an addon that should cost maybe 15?  :schierke:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on September 11, 2009, 03:58:49 AM
Holy Fuck! People are paying 60 bucks for what is essentially an addon that should cost maybe 15?  :schierke:

This is what I originally thought, but supposedly they put a good amount of work into the game. A lot of unlockables and supposedly a pretty good story mode. I haven't played it myself, but I'm reserving judgement after how much praise it's been getting. I'd love to hear more from people who actually got it. It always seemed like a strange step for me though as I imagine that a lot of Beatles fans don't give a crap about video games in general, but who knows. Everywhere I go I hear some outlet plugging it. They were going crazy for it on NPR the other day.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: PineappleSkewer on September 13, 2009, 07:39:30 AM
I was putzing around on PSN and saw Crash Bandicoot games, so I bought Warped for a stroll down memory lane. Also, a few days ago I got my hands on Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box and...well, I've never played a game that makes me feel like such a goober.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on September 13, 2009, 09:31:21 AM
Also, a few days ago I got my hands on Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box and...well, I've never played a game that makes me feel like such a goober.
You have to admit though, that seeing this makes you feel really happy.
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Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 13, 2009, 09:32:58 AM
I was putzing around on PSN and saw Crash Bandicoot games, so I bought Warped for a stroll down memory lane. Also, a few days ago I got my hands on Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box and...well, I've never played a game that makes me feel like such a goober.

I was doing the same thing on my PSP and made a pretty neat discovery. They actually have the first Suikoden to buy for only I think $5.99. They also have the first Wild arms and the Spyro games for PS1. :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 13, 2009, 09:34:16 AM
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Critical thinking is a key to success.

:ganishka: I need to get this sequel now.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: PineappleSkewer on September 13, 2009, 10:07:11 AM
I was doing the same thing on my PSP and made a pretty neat discovery. They actually have the first Suikoden to buy for only I think $5.99. They also have the first Wild arms and the Spyro games for PS1. :guts:
Wow, I must have missed those titles! After I saw Crash, I was too excited to notice much else. I've never had the chance to play Suikoden, so now is the perfect time!

I wish they'd add Brave Fencer Musashi and Valkyrie Profile to PSN.  :judo:


Darklink286: It's true!  :iva:


Oh, and it's nice to meet everyone!
I'm a little shy, so I didn't know how I should go about introducing myself...I guess here is better than no where.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 13, 2009, 10:20:06 AM
I wish they'd add Brave Fencer Musashi and Valkyrie Profile to PSN.  :judo:
Oh, and it's nice to meet everyone!
I'm a little shy, so I didn't know how I should go about introducing myself...I guess here is better than no where.


I as well, although they do have a Valkyrie Profile for PSP. It's a remake of the very first Valkyrie profile for the PS1 and it cost anywhere between $20.00 to $28.00. It may be cheaper now, I saw it a while back so I am not quite sure. I say get a PSP PineappleSkewer, there is quite a few good games for it. By the way welcome to the forums! I actually joined this year in May and the people on this forum are nice, no need to be shy, just stay out of arguments like me and you'll be fine. Just join in on them occasionally. :ganishka: I am only kidding around with you.  :iva:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on September 13, 2009, 10:33:52 AM
Aww yes, I welcome you the the forums as well, I joined sometime in March, and I've found the senior posters and admins to be the perfect mixture of knowledgeable and friendly(and forgiving... :farnese:). I'm sure you'll enjoy it here as much as I have.  :guts:

Aaaand back on topic, I've been hooked on the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure game for PSX lately. I played it years ago at my cousin's house, but I recently got into the manga series, so I sorta rediscovered it. I'm also slowly making my way through Muramasa for Wii.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 13, 2009, 12:09:53 PM
Replaying:

Metal Gear Solid 2
Deus Ex
Metal Gear Solid 4
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on September 13, 2009, 12:25:00 PM

Deus Ex

:guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 13, 2009, 12:26:14 PM
:guts:

Treated myself to it from Steam.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: PineappleSkewer on September 13, 2009, 08:41:57 PM
I as well, although they do have a Valkyrie Profile for PSP. It's a remake of the very first Valkyrie profile for the PS1 and it cost anywhere between $20.00 to $28.00. It may be cheaper now, I saw it a while back so I am not quite sure. I say get a PSP PineappleSkewer, there is quite a few good games for it. By the way welcome to the forums! I actually joined this year in May and the people on this forum are nice, no need to be shy, just stay out of arguments like me and you'll be fine. Just join in on them occasionally. :ganishka: I am only kidding around with you.  :iva:
I-I think I must get one! I didn't realize how cheap PSP's are now...especially if they're used.  :carcus:

Thank you for the welcome and reassurance, Slan and Darklink!

Oblivious: Have you been collecting all the emblems in MGS4? When I first got the game, I played it six times in a row trying to catch 'em all!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 13, 2009, 10:25:28 PM
I was doing the same thing on my PSP and made a pretty neat discovery. They actually have the first Suikoden to buy for only I think $5.99. They also have the first Wild arms and the Spyro games for PS1. :guts:


WAHT! I'm blowing the dust off my psp and buying Suikoden asap. Is there anything they added or updated to the game??
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on September 13, 2009, 11:22:29 PM
They did make a complete remake of Suikoden I and II, but unfortunately it was released only in Japan. If you know Japanese, well, you're in luck. The version on the PSN store is just a port of the original PSone version unfortunately (or fortunately if you really loved that version).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on September 13, 2009, 11:47:34 PM
A new wild arms was released i think I dont remember what it was called. Silent hill 1 is also now available and syphon filter 1 or how ever its spelt is there now as well.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 14, 2009, 12:13:18 AM
Yeah the new Wild arms is called Wild ARMs XF. I wouldn't buy it just yet though because it doesn't look that great, maybe if it goes a little cheaper. They also have the Tombraider games for the PS1 on the PSN. I am definitely going to buy Suikoden since I don't have it, but first I must finish off quite a few games for the PSP.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Skullgrin140 on September 14, 2009, 05:23:13 PM
Manged to beat Genji Dawn of the Samurai & Days of the Blade once again, so now I'm currently playing Final Fantasy VII.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 14, 2009, 05:42:41 PM
Manged to beat Genji Dawn of the Samurai & Days of the Blade once again, so now I'm currently playing Final Fantasy VII.

I've yet to play that Final Fantasy. (And most others.)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on September 14, 2009, 10:49:50 PM
I've yet to play that Final Fantasy. (And most others.)
Either get an SNES emulator and play FF4 (2 in the states) or get it for the DS. You won't regret it!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on September 15, 2009, 06:17:06 AM
I just finished Silent Hill: Homecoming through a full day game grind and while it may not have been perfect, I rather enjoyed it. I for one welcome this less restrictive set of controls, though if they make another game using a similar engine to this, I hope they fix the dodge capabilities some. They just didn't always feel as fluid as they should have.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 15, 2009, 03:25:49 PM
I just finished Silent Hill: Homecoming through a full day game grind and while it may not have been perfect, I rather enjoyed it. I for one welcome this less restrictive set of controls, though if they make another game using a similar engine to this, I hope they fix the dodge capabilities some. They just didn't always feel as fluid as they should have.

Wow one day, nice job!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 16, 2009, 09:42:59 PM
Ok in my quest to finish Lost odyssey I have entered the dreaded Temple of Enlightenment, the longest, hardest and most confusing dungeon in the game. I managed to get through the first part on my own but i used to guide to help me with the rest of it and I ran away from a lot of the fights. Not that I couldn't win them, but it would have taken 3 times longer and i would have ran out of health and magic by the time i got to the boss, which is where I'm stuck right now. I want to finish this tonight but the Spirit boss Fu is ridiculous, I'm not even coming close. ugh , aggravating.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 16, 2009, 10:03:06 PM
Ok in my quest to finish Lost odyssey I have entered the dreaded Temple of Enlightenment, the longest, hardest and most confusing dungeon in the game. I managed to get through the first part on my own but i used to guide to help me with the rest of it and I ran away from a lot of the fights. Not that I couldn't win them, but it would have taken 3 times longer and i would have ran out of health and magic by the time i got to the boss, which is where I'm stuck right now. I want to finish this tonight but the Spirit boss Fu is ridiculous, I'm not even coming close. ugh , aggravating.

I am pretty sure that the boss at the Temple of Enlightenment is the hardest boss in the game, so if you want to beat it you've got to be on at least level 70-85. I have not killed this boss yet but maybe I will someday. :iva: If you beat this boss I think you get a rare item, I forgot what it was but I can only commend you for going through with this. Stay strong!  :azan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 17, 2009, 01:53:58 AM
I am pretty sure that the boss at the Temple of Enlightenment is the hardest boss in the game, so if you want to beat it you've got to be on at least level 70-85. I have not killed this boss yet but maybe I will someday. :iva: If you beat this boss I think you get a rare item, I forgot what it was but I can only commend you for going through with this. Stay strong!  :azan:

Yea I finally managed to beat him  :guts: I feel so great that I managed to get through the temple, but no he is not the hardest boss in the game. You can go to the backyard where there is this like fight club type thing. You fight in rounds and after about 25 fights you get the hardest boss in the game called The Immortal One.  it has 175,000 HP! I'm fighting my way up to this guy right now. Man this is challenging, I spent all day, litterally, I'm at 72 hours.

Did you ever do the backyard battles?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 17, 2009, 02:16:32 AM
Yea I finally managed to beat him  :guts: I feel so great that I managed to get through the temple, but no he is not the hardest boss in the game. You can go to the backyard where there is this like fight club type thing. You fight in rounds and after about 25 fights you get the hardest boss in the game called The Immortal One.  it has 175,000 HP! I'm fighting my way up to this guy right now. Man this is challenging, I spent all day, litterally, I'm at 72 hours.

Did you ever do the backyard battles?

No haven't got to it. To tell you the truth I don't know how to get to the backyard challenges. I read that it is in the mansion where you get Sarah, is it? I am planning on going through the Temple and finishing the backyard challenges but I am to busy at the moment now that school is back on.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 17, 2009, 02:29:26 AM
No haven't got to it. To tell you the truth I don't know how to get to the backyard challenges. I read that it is in the mansion where you get Sarah, is it? I am planning on going through the Temple and finishing the backyard challenges but I am to busy at the moment now that school is back on.

No its at the city that was frozen over, at the bottom floor of the apartments. Make sure you have plenty of time to spare. It took me around 50 hours to get to the final dungeon of the game and now I'm at 72 hours after trying to get 100%. crazy.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: SrCraneo on September 17, 2009, 02:37:52 AM
TF2 ftw !  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on September 18, 2009, 10:22:29 PM
I-I think I must get one! I didn't realize how cheap PSP's are now...especially if they're used.  :carcus:

If you're a huge Final Fantasy fan you could always buy the Dissidia Bundle they came out with recently.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/05/new-limited-edition-dissidia-final-fantasy-psp-entertainment-pack/


I just finished Silent Hill: Homecoming through a full day game grind and while it may not have been perfect, I rather enjoyed it. I for one welcome this less restrictive set of controls, though if they make another game using a similar engine to this, I hope they fix the dodge capabilities some. They just didn't always feel as fluid as they should have.

Glad you enjoyed it!  I finished it two times the weekend it came out and a third time during the next week.  I was addicted for a bit.  What always scared me is I have an outfit, albeit plain, that is exactly the same thing that he wears in the game - jacket and all (minus military patches haha).  Now people are going to think I'm "cosplaying" him or some crap if I wear it anywhere but work...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on September 19, 2009, 04:24:51 PM


I just finished playing "ICO". It was great! The story was nice, the gameplay and the exploring of the castle to escape from it was awesome. A game everyone must play if you haven't. Now I"ll be starting Mass Effect.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 19, 2009, 08:52:20 PM

I just finished playing "ICO". It was great! The story was nice, the gameplay and the exploring of the castle to escape from it was awesome. A game everyone must play if you haven't.

I see you enjoyed ICO, it is indeed a great game. I loved exploring the castle as well, and I thought it was neat that you could actually grab the girls hand to follow you, instead of just having to continuously call her.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 22, 2009, 03:23:38 AM
Halo ODST ... already got it .... will be playing all night  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: yesmilord on September 22, 2009, 03:44:10 AM

I just finished playing "ICO". It was great! The story was nice, the gameplay and the exploring of the castle to escape from it was awesome. A game everyone must play if you haven't. Now I"ll be starting Mass Effect.

lol harsh transition.

I've been playing Left 4 Dead. Talk about rage quitters  :schierke:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 22, 2009, 04:25:50 PM
Do not buy Halo ODST! Its sucks, horribly. Maybe I didn't do enough research before buying it but it seemed like it was over before it even began. Campaign is barely 4 hours long and everything from the AI to the graphics to the levels to "new" features added were just horrible. Nothing new, nothing great. I'm so disappointed, 60 $'s for a fucking bullshit expansion? Great marketing on their part though, they fooled me!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on September 22, 2009, 10:34:27 PM
This was a fun diversion today:

http://www.homestarrunner.com/dangeresque.html

If you enjoyed point and click adventure games from Sierra or LucasArts, this is for you. Any adventurer worth his left mouse button should be able to solve this case quick and easy.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on September 22, 2009, 11:26:40 PM
This was a fun diversion today:

http://www.homestarrunner.com/dangeresque.html

If you enjoyed point and click adventure games from Sierra or LucasArts, this is for you. Any adventurer worth his left mouse button should be able to solve this case quick and easy.
Awesome, just finished it! I haven't kept up on Homestarrunner in years either, thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 23, 2009, 12:59:43 AM
This was a fun diversion today:

http://www.homestarrunner.com/dangeresque.html
I've always been terrible at those games, but hey, I solved this one!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on September 23, 2009, 07:19:36 AM
I'm so disappointed, 60 $'s for a fucking bullshit expansion? Great marketing on their part though, they fooled me!
 Well you know, Xbox being the great money saver as most people claim to be  :schierke:.  As for the marketing, I have to say I personally loved the short film trailer, considering I don't give a rats ass about the whole Halo universe, I was impressed with it.  Here's the short video for those who haven't seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IklqPx3unjs&NR=1
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 23, 2009, 10:43:23 AM
Well you know, Xbox being the great money saver as most people claim to be  :schierke:

What's the relation with what he said? He was complaining about the content of the game, and therefore its perceived value. Other consoles also have not-so-good games sold at the full retail price.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on September 23, 2009, 11:19:24 AM
I'm currently playing Arkham Asylum.  It's a sweet game, no doubt.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 23, 2009, 04:34:52 PM
I just completed Zuma on the 360 from the xbox live arcade. THis game was way harder on the console than for the computer and it took me years to actually beat adventure mode. I played it everyday and i finally finished it.  Now i'll start over and try to get higher on the leader boards  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 23, 2009, 05:33:37 PM
I just got Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story for DS.  :flora:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on September 23, 2009, 05:53:44 PM
What's the relation with what he said? He was complaining about the content of the game, and therefore its perceived value. Other consoles also have not-so-good games sold at the full retail price.
  You know what?  I completely missread his post.  I actually thought that their was an expansion out for that game already charging 60 bucks for it.  My bad Oburi, then again it wouldn't surprise me if they did you follow?  My apologies Mon Capitan.  :SK:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 23, 2009, 08:13:16 PM
Haha, yea well it pretty much is an expansion, and thats how the whole thing started. Eventually Bungie decided they had enough content to release it as a full game, which it is clearly not. I could seriously cry over this. A shitty four hour campaign and a few new multiplayer maps plus all the maps from Halo 3 and the ones on live. Thats an expansion in my book. I can't believe they sold this as the new Halo game.  :mozgus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Riastrathe on September 24, 2009, 12:01:50 AM
Haha, yea well it pretty much is an expansion, and thats how the whole thing started. Eventually Bungie decided they had enough content to release it as a full game, which it is clearly not. I could seriously cry over this. A shitty four hour campaign and a few new multiplayer maps plus all the maps from Halo 3 and the ones on live. Thats an expansion in my book. I can't believe they sold this as the new Halo game.  :mozgus:
Oburi have you played firefight? That is a ton of fun and can last long (I've already dropped more than 10 hrs). Plus you get Reach beta. Four hour shitty campaign sounds a little harsh, took me 5 1/2, friend 5, and ign 6 hours. Than most will mess around on legendary or coop. I agree it's not as great a game or deal but still you get your money's worth compared to many games.

I just got Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story for DS.  :flora:
 
Nice man. I'm regretting picking up scribblenauts instead.(just a little) The controls and interactions going wrong make me long for a nice polished, well controlled Mario who has a splendid jump button.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 24, 2009, 12:13:24 AM
Oburi have you played firefight? That is a ton of fun and can last long (I've already dropped more than 10 hrs). Plus you get Reach beta. Four hour shitty campaign sounds a little harsh, took me 5 1/2, friend 5, and ign 6 hours. Than most will mess around on legendary or coop. I agree it's not as great a game or deal but still you get your money's worth compared to many games.
 

Yea me and my buddy did firefight, and that was fun for the first hour. Seriously I don't mean to say I'm so good but that wasn't even challenging. After several hours we just decided to quit because no matter how hard the enemies got we wouldn't die. We got the achievement for getting over 2,000 points in some levels easy. And 4 hour 5 hour whats the big difference? That is not a campaign, and these douchbags at ign are stretching it. They gave it 9!!! Are they kidding me!? this game got a 9? What a joke, forget ign, they are dead to me.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Riastrathe on September 24, 2009, 12:43:17 AM
Yea me and my buddy did firefight, and that was fun for the first hour. Seriously I don't mean to say I'm so good but that wasn't even challenging. After several hours we just decided to quit because no matter how hard the enemies got we wouldn't die. We got the achievement for getting over 2,000 points in some levels easy. And 4 hour 5 hour whats the big difference? That is not a campaign, and these douchbags at ign are stretching it. They gave it 9!!! Are they kidding me!? this game got a 9? What a joke, forget ign, they are dead to me.
Oy, wtf. I hope your joking with your last two lines, the !!!?? and syntax makes me imagine your avatar at the keyboard. GI 9.25, g4 5/5, 1up 9.0(A-), gamespot 9.0, ign 9, giant bomb 4/5; I wouldn't think of ign that way.        (interesting side note: the internal structure of ign games editorial is quickly changing with Jeremy Dunham unfortunately leaving)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 24, 2009, 02:53:22 AM
Oy, wtf. I hope your joking with your last two lines, the !!!?? and syntax makes me imagine your avatar at the keyboard. GI 9.25, g4 5/5, 1up 9.0(A-), gamespot 9.0, ign 9, giant bomb 4/5; I wouldn't think of ign that way.        (interesting side note: the internal structure of ign games editorial is quickly changing with Jeremy Dunham unfortunately leaving)

Daym I guess I shouldn't have singled ign out, all game reviews are just messed up. And yea I was serious. I don't understand why they think this game is so revolutionary. "but the artistic efforts in ODST are enough to make this the best looking Halo game yet"-from ign. What? The graphics didn't touch Halo 3, it was way too dark first of all, and then they added that lame screen vision to help you see which isn't anything really, it just outlines everything. It was a weak attempt to make it seemed like they improved graphically. But it was useless and cheap, not to mention annoying. What was wrong with the flash light? The only thing I will say is that the music was great, best yet in any of the games. But other than it didn't improve anything. The AI was totally weak, and there wasn't a single "new" weapon or vehicle.  Look you can't be any more of a Halo fan than me, and I feel so cheated, if they sold it for $30, ok I get it. But they sold it as they would Halo 4 and stated NEW CAMPAIGN! every chance they got. Plus they sold you old multiplayer maps that you may have already payed for, its such a fucking ripoff.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 24, 2009, 07:01:31 AM
Not a big Halo fan here but even I knew that ODST was an "in-between" release, scavenged from another dead project and that only a small part of the team at Bungie worked on while the others were creating the next "serious" game: Reach.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 24, 2009, 08:07:08 AM
I just finished Spyro Dawn of the Dragon for the PS3 and I was very pleased throughout. I really enjoyed watching the scene after the credits if you know what I am talking about(Oburi). :carcus: I really love the scenery in the Enchanted Forest. That stage has bright vibrant colors that catch your eye especially when your output for the PS3 is 1080p. All in all a great game for those of you who like Spyro and even newbies to the Spyro series.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 24, 2009, 12:22:40 PM
LittleBigPlanet. It's actually really fun...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 24, 2009, 12:46:25 PM
Not a big Halo fan here but even I knew that ODST was an "in-between" release, scavenged from another dead project and that only a small part of the team at Bungie worked on while the others were creating the next "serious" game: Reach.

Yea but still they shouldn't sell it for $60.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 24, 2009, 02:37:52 PM
Yea but still they shouldn't sell it for $60.
I think Nomad's unintentionally confused post earlier may still have relevance if you're going to continue to attack Bungie for pricing their game at the standard price for a new 360 title. This is a Halo game. It is sure to move millions of copies, expansion or no. And we are in a market economy, in which companies can price their titles however they want, according to how they think they'll score a profit -- especially so since Halo is indisputably the 360's champion franchise. This is capitalism, not a charity.

So you're saying that because in your opinion the content wasn't worth $60 that Bungie should have priced the game at $30 or so. Ok, understood. But what exactly would be their incentive for doing so? Would it ... would it be more FAIR? Is this unfair? Is LIFE UNFAIR Oburi...?  :judo:  :judo:  :judo:

 :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 24, 2009, 05:01:08 PM
Lol ok. It's their success but it's not right. When Halo Reach comes out it will be $60 too, and that will be the true sequel in the franchise. So yea it's unfair that this "in between" game is going for the same price (let me cry about it here :judo:). ODST could have easily been a xbox live download expansion. I know I'm bitching and whining here but seriously I have never seen anything like this before. That's like selling the Oblivion Sheogorath expansion (forgot the exact name) for $60. Honestly that Oblivion expansion was way longer than ODST. I'm not expecting Bungie to be a charity but this is robbery. Walter I wish you could come over my house and I could show you this game first hand. WE could play the play the whole thing in a day and then you could let me know if you would spend $60 on this game (that's a formal invite  :serpico:).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 24, 2009, 05:07:52 PM
I know I'm bitching and whining here but seriously I have never seen anything like this before.
I assure you there have been worse cases throughout the history of gaming. More recently, take the outrage over Left4Dead 2 for example. Something I'll personally still gladly pay $50 for, even though it's a glorified full price expansion.

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Walter I wish you could come over my house and I could show you this game first hand. WE could play the play the whole thing in a day and then you could let me know if you would spend $60 on this game (that's a formal invite  :serpico:).
The trouble is I don't actually have any interest in playing through it, or any other Halo game. I get my FPS rocks off on PC.  :badbone: But thanks for the invite!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: PineappleSkewer on September 24, 2009, 07:54:24 PM
I bought Berserk and Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes a few days ago, so I've been kicking the butts of warlords and trolls. Looks like I'm going to have to hold off on playing because my cat, Freddie Mercury knocked the controller into the water bowl today. I'm letting it air dry, but I think it's a lost cause...there was so much water sloshing around in there.  :judo: I caught him chewing on my memory card too! He really is a goober when he wants more food.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on September 24, 2009, 10:20:22 PM
As of late: BlazBlue, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Uncharted, Halo: ODST (with regret) and Modern Warfare.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 24, 2009, 10:21:20 PM
I picked up Alone in the Dark and Hellboy the science of evil for $13 each. THey prolly suck but I started the Hellboy game and it wasn't bad. meh...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on September 25, 2009, 10:32:45 PM
I bought Berserk and Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes a few days ago, so I've been kicking the butts of warlords and trolls. Looks like I'm going to have to hold off on playing because my cat, Freddie Mercury knocked the controller into the water bowl today. I'm letting it air dry, but I think it's a lost cause...there was so much water sloshing around in there.  :judo: I caught him chewing on my memory card too! He really is a goober when he wants more food.

I wihs i could play the berserk ps2 game and the devil kings 2 game. I think the Sengoku Basara 3 ( devil kings ) is coming out here but i can only hope
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on September 26, 2009, 02:17:27 AM
Resident Evil 5
Golden Sun
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on September 26, 2009, 10:22:43 AM
I was able to install an Emulator on my Wii, so I'm going old school.  Castlevania 2, Out of this World, Actraiser and Contra.  As for today's games:

  Halo Wars (360)
  Batman Arkham Asylum (360)
  Punch Out (Wii)
  Warhawk (ps3)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 26, 2009, 11:06:00 AM
I have ODST, but haven't played it much. Finding it difficult to get into it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: KazigluBey on September 26, 2009, 01:25:03 PM
FF IV DS. Trying to get the Rainbow Pudding and getting more agitated by the minute.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: zrexe on September 26, 2009, 01:45:38 PM
FF IV DS. Trying to get the Rainbow Pudding and getting more agitated by the minute.

I nearly smashed my DS getting that item. But I was glad I got it with my DS still intact. Good luck! :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 26, 2009, 05:13:19 PM
I finished Lost Odyssey a few days ago  :guts: Slan, your right the final boss was terribly easy, but its ok because the optional bosses and secret dungeons were incredibly hard. I feel happy that I didn't really miss a thing before finishing. The only thing I didn't do was finish the backyard fights and the final "immortal" boss at the end. I tried but it was too hard and my characters were already at level 70+, didn't seem worth it. Great jrpg though, very satisfying.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: KazigluBey on September 26, 2009, 05:50:55 PM
I nearly smashed my DS getting that item. But I was glad I got it with my DS still intact. Good luck! :guts:

I played through once just to see all that was different, not really trying to go for everything available. Now I'm following the stat maxing guide and trying to get as much good stuff that will carry over to the next game. I must have fought 100+ battles in the Antlion's Den against the Yellow Jelly with nothing to show for it except quite a few levels gained. Auto-battle is a good thing.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on September 26, 2009, 08:27:14 PM
I thought that Odin Sphere would quench my craving for Muramasa but the gameplay isn't that great. Looks nice and it's fun though. Also playing some Capcom Classics Collection shmup games.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 26, 2009, 08:54:18 PM
I finished Lost Odyssey a few days ago  :guts: Slan, your right the final boss was terribly easy, but its ok because the optional bosses and secret dungeons were incredibly hard. I feel happy that I didn't really miss a thing before finishing.

Same here but I missed out on completing the Temple. I have to admit I am liking the fact that people call me Slan. :farnese:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 28, 2009, 10:24:56 PM
Any one here tried Demons Soul?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 28, 2009, 10:35:58 PM
Any one here tried Demons Soul?

No, I read that on gamespot it is coming out on Oct.6/09. Hopefully it really does come out on Oct.6 (knowing gamespot the date may always change :schierke:). All the reviews I have read about this game have been positive so far, hopefully the game is really as good as they say.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: yesmilord on September 28, 2009, 11:11:41 PM
I just realized that I've been playing Guilty Gear XX Accent Core consistently for the past three years.

Best money+time/entertainment value ever.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: ELEKTRO on September 29, 2009, 01:35:06 PM
Latley I have been playing inFAMOUS as well as halowars .
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on September 29, 2009, 04:49:12 PM
Really thinking about getting Demons souls no I probably am getting it if anyone else is getting it we can posably play together.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: KazigluBey on September 29, 2009, 09:47:08 PM
At long last, the Rainbow Pudding is mine.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 30, 2009, 08:28:37 PM
No, I read that on gamespot it is coming out on Oct.6/09. Hopefully it really does come out on Oct.6 (knowing gamespot the date may always change :schierke:). All the reviews I have read about this game have been positive so far, hopefully the game is really as good as they say.

It's supposedly hard as hell. Definite buy for me.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on October 02, 2009, 12:14:59 AM
It's not as hard as they say it is and it's definitely a good game in my eyes.  Hope you folks enjoy it.  It's sometimes a pain to Black Phanton or Blue Soul it up with a friend.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on October 05, 2009, 12:45:28 PM
It's not as hard as they say it is and it's definitely a good game in my eyes.  Hope you folks enjoy it.  It's sometimes a pain to Black Phanton or Blue Soul it up with a friend.

I heard people can join your game without warning and try and kill you? Confirm?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dani on October 05, 2009, 04:15:23 PM
Just finished ODST and I'm enjoying the Mythic maps in matchmaking online. Yum.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Manjou on October 05, 2009, 07:58:36 PM
Oblivion or at least I'm trying to get a go in-between both my other half and brother wanting to play. It's may be great to play but it's not great to sit and watch for hours ¬_¬
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 05, 2009, 08:50:56 PM
I'm playing through Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story on DS. Game's loooong for a portable RPG. I'm 17 hours in and near the end, I think.  I've also started my sixth play through of Metroid: Zero Mission for GBA -- one of my favorite games.  :beast:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on October 08, 2009, 05:15:45 AM
I heard people can join your game without warning and try and kill you? Confirm?

Or they could help you depending on what mood the person is in. Every time someone invades my game I run! One day I'll have the balls to fight them.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 08, 2009, 01:00:24 PM
Currently destroying everything that breaths in Fear 2 and Farcry 2.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on October 08, 2009, 01:11:10 PM
Or they could help you depending on what mood the person is in. Every time someone invades my game I run! One day I'll have the balls to fight them.

What's the biggest sword like? Got a picture? >:)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 08, 2009, 01:19:01 PM
Currently destroying everything that breaths in Fear 2 and Farcry 2.

I didn't like fear 2, it had its moments but I got halfway through and got bored so i stopped playing.

I just beat Batman Arkham Asylum for the second time, now on my own xbox and I got 100% complete. Every riddle, every upgrade, every challenge... I'm happy. The only thing left is those challenges and some of those are damn hard. I cant figure out how to blow up three guys buy detonating three separate walls at the same time? Its like impossible.

Also started my game of Infinite Undiscovery back up in hopes of finishing it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on October 12, 2009, 02:04:57 AM

I cant figure out how to blow up three guys buy detonating three separate walls at the same time? Its like impossible.

I know what achievement you mean. I agree, it does seem impossible. I'm at 90-sumthin % complete.

These days I've been freshening up for Modern Warfare 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 by playing their predecessors.
I've discovered Puzzle Fighter HD and enjoy schooling my g/f in it.  :rakshas:
Zombie Apocalypse was 'fun'...but damn repetitive.
I tried Assassin's Creed and it's still yet to do it for me.
Marvel vs Capcom 2, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Uncharted...

Whoa. I've being playing alot of games in the midnight hours.  :???:

Now Demon's Souls has me in its' icy grip. Well, until the other 4 games I want come out...

GOODBYE SUN!
(http://images.greencine.com/images/article/vampires-nosferatu.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 12, 2009, 02:10:46 AM
I've discovered Puzzle Fighter HD and enjoy schooling my g/f in it.  :rakshas:
I love playing as Dan in that game, just because if you win, it shows your complete domination of your opponent (his pattern is all reds, easily counterable).

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I tried Assassin's Creed and it's still yet to do it for me.
You and me both, buddy. I just can't get into it more than a few hours without getting bored and just not feeling driven to play more.

I'm in the final dungeon of Mario + Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and also working through Super Metroid on Wii for about the billionth time (one of my all-time favorites, I try to play it once every year or so). I think I'll give Metroid Fusion another chance too...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on October 12, 2009, 07:56:13 PM
These days I've been freshening up for Modern Warfare 2

Anyone else underwhelmed by this game so far? At least when you compare it to Bad Company 2. The sound, the graphics, the overal presentation, seem far superior on that one.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on October 12, 2009, 08:09:06 PM
Anyone else underwhelmed by this game so far? At least when you compare it to Bad Company 2. The sound, the graphics, the overal presentation, seem far superior on that one.

Really? So that must mean you have a copy of MW2 or you're playing a demo (which does not exist).  :schierke:
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Post by: NightCrawler on October 12, 2009, 08:13:59 PM
Really? So that must mean you have a copy of MW2 or you're playing a demo (which does not exist).  :schierke:

I was obviously talking about the previews...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jTpwCrBwlQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOvWy9QqGDs

This one has better quality and just blows me away: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRlBI6FgMOs
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on October 12, 2009, 08:26:15 PM
Well, I do have to agree with you in terms of sound. I've never played a Bad Company game, so I can't honestly approve it or bash it. Doesn't look bad at all though. In fact, my curiosity has been peaked.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on October 12, 2009, 08:35:30 PM
Well, I do have to agree with you in terms of sound. I've never played a Bad Company game, so I can't honestly approve it or bash it. Doesn't look bad at all though. In fact, my curiosity has been peaked.

I think BC looks and sounds better than CoD. In terms of gameplay, it's more a matter of taste. One plays more like an arcade game, where everyone's for himself, and the other is more strategic and like being part of a big warzone (plus, it has vehicles!). Both are equally fast-paced.
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Post by: handsome rakshas on October 13, 2009, 10:09:23 PM
Okay guys, BIG NEWS.

I finally got my Turbo Duo in the mail so I played Rondo on the big screen for the first time. I was BLOWN AWAY, it really is the perfect Castlevania game. I was going to make a video of my first time playing since I was so excited. To hell with Demon Souls, I'll selling that time consuming game. Anyone wanna buy my deluxe edition haha.
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Post by: Aazealh on October 14, 2009, 08:01:42 AM
Okay guys, BIG NEWS.

I finally got my Turbo Duo in the mail so I played Rondo on the big screen for the first time. I was BLOWN AWAY, it really is the perfect Castlevania game. I was going to make a video of my first time playing since I was so excited. To hell with Demon Souls, I'll selling that time consuming game. Anyone wanna buy my deluxe edition haha.

I hope it's released on the Wii's Virtual Console next month so I can bullshit you about it till the end of days. :void: Also so I can play it. :judo:
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Post by: Shayryuken on October 19, 2009, 08:58:02 PM
Well, I guess this is my first post here. Awesome

I've recently been addicted to Nexon's DFO

(http://xs844.xs.to/xs844/09431/dfoscreenshot00001308.jpg)

That and I'm still addicted to Street Fighter IV and currently waiting for SSFIV
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Post by: Walter on October 19, 2009, 09:41:13 PM
What exactly am I looking at? The name of the game is DFO? Can we have more information?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on October 19, 2009, 09:49:19 PM
What exactly am I looking at? The name of the game is DFO? Can we have more information?
It's called Dungeon Fighter Online, it's an MMO that came out kinda recently that has a beat 'em up style battle system. I haven't played it yet, but it seems pretty fun in that MMO grinding sort of way that gets boring after a few weeks or so.
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Post by: Eluvei on October 19, 2009, 09:55:37 PM
I've been playing StarCraft's single player campaign. This game's got the best manual I've ever seen. So much story information and sweet artwork, as well as info on all units and buildings.
Too bad my version's in Portuguese and the voice acting of the regular units is really shitty. The main characters' voices aren't so bad, at least.

I've also finished the demo of the new game by Amanita Design (http://www.amanitadesign.com/), Machinarium (http://machinarium.net/), which was pretty cool. I'll probably purchase the full thing on Steam soon.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shayryuken on October 20, 2009, 04:19:14 AM
It's called Dungeon Fighter Online, it's an MMO that came out kinda recently that has a beat 'em up style battle system. I haven't played it yet, but it seems pretty fun in that MMO grinding sort of way that gets boring after a few weeks or so.

Yeah

The Japanese and Korean versions have been out for some time, but the US/Canada version is in it's early beta stages.

The Experience hike is brutal though, kinda ridiculous really.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on October 25, 2009, 05:58:05 PM
(http://i38.tinypic.com/zvsk5x.jpg)
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Post by: Walter on October 25, 2009, 06:29:50 PM
That's pretty old school Shane.

I'm currently working through Disgaea DS and Metroid: Fusion.

I also just pre-ordered L4D2, and the demo comes out in 2 days, so that's what I'll be doing in the near-future.
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Post by: Oburi on October 25, 2009, 07:29:08 PM
Love the old Need for speed games. I played some of the newer ones like Undercover, which was still a lot of fun but I havent played the latest one yet. THey need to make a new Underground, those were my favorite.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Chiron on October 26, 2009, 06:05:52 PM
Getting my ass handed to me in RE5 and finally getting to Uncharted... yes the first one.
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Post by: handsome rakshas on October 26, 2009, 08:23:07 PM
I hope it's released on the Wii's Virtual Console next month so I can bullshit you about it till the end of days. :void: Also so I can play it. :judo:

I can't wait! I could talk about this game for hours!

Anyway, it's 100% complete and I feel real bad it's over. Dracula is way too easy and that's kind of a let down, maybe it's because I could beat him at the beginning of Symphony without getting hit and blindfolded. I'm sad, I need a new CV game, I think I'm going to another one I never finished. Super Castlevania IV!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on October 26, 2009, 10:10:26 PM
I think I'm going to another one I never finished. Super Castlevania IV!

Well it just so happens that I am starting that one as well. I actually finished Castlevania for the NES about a couple days ago. It wasn't as hard as I thought because all you need is some good old Holy Water. Although it's a bitch to have to get the Holy Water in the beginning of the stage and make it to the boss without dying. I have done it but it definitely takes some time to get use to getting through that stage without falling in the gaps of the floor, getting killed by enemies, or even worse, picking up another weapon by accident when your just about to get to the boss.  :sad:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 27, 2009, 01:29:21 AM
I'm wondering if any of you guys (and girls) will be playing the new Tekken? Tekken 6 I believe. Looks amazing but I already have Soul Calibur 4 and my friends and I still play that so should I really go out and drop $60 on another fighting game?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on October 27, 2009, 02:58:32 AM
Well it just so happens that I am starting that one as well. I actually finished Castlevania for the NES about a couple days ago, it wasn't as hard as I thought because all you need is some good old Holy Water, although it's a bitch to have to get the Holy Water in the beginning of the stage and make it to the boss without dying. I have done it but it definitely takes some time to get use to getting through that stage without falling in the gaps of the floor, getting killed by enemies, or even worse picking up another weapon by accident when your just about to get the the boss. :mozgus:

Very cool, the bad news is I found a game at a used cd store today that I haven't played since I was a kid.
Actraiser! Super Castlevania IV may be on the backburner for now. Maybe I'll just go through them both. I am REALLY into SNES right now.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on October 27, 2009, 03:13:04 AM
Just finished God of War today. I liked it. Now going through Assasin's Creed just in before the sequel and see if the sequel is better than this one becase eventhough the gameplay and the graphics are a nice thing. The gameplay get repetitive and annoying at parts.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 27, 2009, 03:58:46 AM

Just finished God of War today. I liked it. Now going through Assasin's Creed just in before the sequel and see if the sequel is better than this one becase eventhough the gameplay and the graphics are a nice thing. The gameplay get repetitive and annoying at parts.

Hate Assasins Creed. Most overated game ever.
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Post by: Shayryuken on October 27, 2009, 05:58:41 AM
I'm wondering if any of you guys (and girls) will be playing the new Tekken? Tekken 6 I believe. Looks amazing but I already have Soul Calibur 4 and my friends and I still play that so should I really go out and drop $60 on another fighting game?

Depends, are you familiar with the Tekken series?

If you are, then I'm sure you are aware of what you could be possibly getting yourself into.

Most of the characters retain their mechanics from 5, with minor tweaks (and very few new moves for certain characters)

The game is fun, I'll give it that, and the character models are more beautiful than ever, but it's just another tekken game with the same old same old (and coming from a guy who plays every version of street fighter, this is something to think about)
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Post by: Aazealh on October 27, 2009, 08:17:50 AM
Hate Assasins Creed. Most overated game ever.

No way. Even if you dislike the game, it's still remarkably well-crafted. The fact the missions are repetitive doesn't detract from that. Personally I enjoyed it a lot.
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Post by: ori on October 27, 2009, 08:20:33 AM
Ya I need to pick up assassin's creed before II comes out. Or should it really matter at all I play the first one before the second?
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Post by: Aazealh on October 27, 2009, 08:26:55 AM
Ya I need to pick up assassin's creed before II comes out. Or should it really matter at all I play the first one before the second?

It matters. A part of the plot will be lost on you otherwise, and most importantly you won't be able to appreciate the (supposed) leap between the first to the second game. :void:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Scorpio on October 27, 2009, 11:58:36 AM
Very cool, the bad news is I found a game at a used cd store today that I haven't played since I was a kid.
Actraiser! Super Castlevania IV may be on the backburner for now. Maybe I'll just go through them both. I am REALLY into SNES right now.

I've also been playing a lot of SNES lately. My friend and I have been going through a bunch of my games and so far we've beaten Turtles in Time on hard, Contra III on normal (we may go for hard later in the future, but it's a daunting task) and are now starting on Smash TV.

Gotta love the classics.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Broken Sword on October 27, 2009, 02:50:09 PM
I just started playing Final Fantasy XII. I got it when it first came out, but had a hard time getting into it. So I'm giving it another shot now.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on October 27, 2009, 04:15:29 PM
Hate Assasins Creed. Most overated game ever.
I think the game you're thinking of is "Halo"


 :beast:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 27, 2009, 06:20:13 PM
What about Borderlands? I'm thinking I might pick this up. Also Dragon Age looks nice too.  Dammit between these and Tekken 6 now I'm hurting my head. Can someone make up my mind please  :sad: I'm leaning towards Borderlands, that looks like it may be the most fun.
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Post by: Eluvei on October 27, 2009, 07:02:37 PM
What about Borderlands? I'm thinking I might pick this up. Also Dragon Age looks nice too.  Dammit between these and Tekken 6 now I'm hurting my head. Can someone make up my mind please  :sad: I'm leaning towards Borderlands, that looks like it may be the most fun.

I thought Borderlands looked pretty cool, but after watching GameTrailers' review, I kinda changed my mind. Seemed too repetitive and it's like it's trying too hard to be like a parody of Fallout 3 or something. I haven't actually played it though, so maybe I got the wrong impression.


Now I'm playing StarCraft: Broodwar. I'm getting kinda sick of it, I shouldn't have played the expansion right after I finished the original campaign.  :mozgus:
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Post by: handsome rakshas on October 27, 2009, 08:33:31 PM
I've also been playing a lot of SNES lately. My friend and I have been going through a bunch of my games and so far we've beaten Turtles in Time on hard, Contra III on normal (we may go for hard later in the future, but it's a daunting task) and are now starting on Smash TV.

Gotta love the classics.

You have an excellent taste in games! Contra 3 is such a rewarding and nerve racking game when you play it with a friend. Anyway, it might just be the whole rose tinted glasses thing but Actraiser isn't as god as I expected. (That was a pun not a typo) Super Castlevania IV coming soon! I also picked up Kinghts of the Round for SNES, which is rare but I can't pass up beat em' up games. The gameplay is terrible. Anyone wanna trade? I also picked up Final Fight 2 which isn't bad. If anyone has any SNES games for trade hit me up!
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Post by: slan69 on October 27, 2009, 09:48:08 PM
Anyway, it might just be the whole rose tinted glasses thing but Actraiser isn't as good as I expected. If anyone has any SNES games for trade hit me up!

Actraiser definitely takes some time getting used to, the whole game is about building cities but after you have finished building that city you are at you actually get to play stages and kill the boss at the end of the stage, so that part is basically like Castlevania except you have a sword instead of a whip. I have never played Actraiser, I only know this because my sister actually enjoys playing this game. I used to watch her play it and when you get to play the stages it looks pretty fun, building the cities however not so much. PM me if you'd like about the SNES games, maybe we can come to a deal about something. :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 28, 2009, 03:50:46 AM
http://www.torchlightgame.com/

I bought this about 15 minutes after playing the demo. Game's awesome. It's basically cartoon Diablo, and it's a clone down to the smallest details, just with modern graphics and an "underground" setting. All the small touches are Diablo II to the core (hm, I wonder if it'll view dropped items if I hold alt .... yep), but if you can get over that rip-off factor, any fan of Diablo will undoubtedly dig this game. It's $20 on Steam, where I also played the demo.
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Post by: Johnstantine on October 28, 2009, 06:33:41 PM
Playing Metal Gear Solid 4.  I've been playing it since it was released.

That just goes to show just how much time I don't have to play my beloved PS3. :judo:
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on October 28, 2009, 09:49:15 PM
Not sure if its happing everywhere but Best Buy has a sale going on buy 2 games get one free
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 28, 2009, 09:50:10 PM
Not sure if its happing everywhere but Best Buy has a sale going on buy 2 games get one free

Thank you! I may just be able to grab Borderlands, tekken 6 and Dragon Age!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on October 28, 2009, 10:05:18 PM
Well I finished Super Castlevania IV yesterday, some of the stages were pretty hard but once you get used to playing them over and over again they become quite easy. :iva: The bosses in Super Castlevania IV were actually really easy, especially the fight with Dracula.It's much more easier to kill him unlike in the first Castlevania. Well I think I will start replaying Ocarina of Time since I have really been itching to play it again. I had my hands full with the Castlevania games but not anymore.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on October 29, 2009, 12:01:53 AM
Thank you! I may just be able to grab Borderlands, tekken 6 and Dragon Age!

Don't thank me yet you have till sunday I believe
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Manjou on October 29, 2009, 01:08:17 AM
I'm currently playing through Grim Fandango, even though I got Brutal Legend today; I've not checked it out yet though.

That torchlight looks pretty good, is it just a stop-gap till diablo III though? :serpico:

I found my Diablo 1 disk the other day, I may have to make an iso of it and run it on my netbook  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on October 29, 2009, 09:27:23 PM
I'm currently playing through Grim Fandango, even though I got Brutal Legend today; I've not checked it out yet though.

That torchlight looks pretty good, is it just a stop-gap till diablo III though? :serpico:

I found my Diablo 1 disk the other day, I may have to make an iso of it and run it on my netbook  :guts:

How should I put this.... it really is what Diablo should be like. There are a lot of neat things that this game does that make the whole expierence a fun one. Its only 20 buck's and its well worth it.

I am currently playing Torchlight now (I hate you Walter) and trying to play Dungeons and Dragons Online at the same time and welp, im torn.  :judo:
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Post by: handsome rakshas on October 29, 2009, 10:11:16 PM
Well I finished Super Castlevania IV yesterday, some of the stages were pretty hard but once you get used to playing them over and over again they become quite easy. :iva: The bosses in Super Castlevania IV were actually really easy and especially the fight with Dracula, much more easier to kill him unlike in the first Castlevania. Well I think I will start replaying Ocarina of Time since I have really been itching to play it again, I had my hands full with the Castlevania games but not anymore.

Congrats my dear, I'm still running through that one myself. While I find the look of the game very drab (Dracula X is quite colorful in comparison) the gameplay is really top notch. The multidirectional whipping is a godsend and I finally got used to the whip swinging. Gameplay wise it holds up to later games in the series like Dracula X, but you can't jump when you're on the stairs which is kind of a pain. Music wise, it's fantastic! I don't think I've ever been so pumped up in the first level of a game and when Theme of Simon kicks in it gets me every time. Also I like the fact you could whip tickle which makes lesser enemies much easier. Super Castlevania IV really combines some of the best gameplay elements in the series, I wish it was a little more colorful.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on October 30, 2009, 06:28:39 AM
I started playing this JRPG for DS called Nostalgia. It might as well be called Generic JRPG 48. It's predictable and barely attempts to do anything new or interesting. The only thing that slightly sets it apart is the airship battles, which are just like regular battles except for you use the airship's weapons to attack and use airship skills specific to certain characters. I might try to push through it a bit more and see if the story at least gets interesting, but it's not likely. I'm hoping I can start saving money again to afford a PS3 so I can start playing stuff like Demon Souls, Uncharted, and other stuff I missed out on so far.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 30, 2009, 02:52:03 PM
I started playing this JRPG for DS called Nostalgia. It might as well be called Generic JRPG 48. It's predictable and barely attempts to do anything new or interesting. The only thing that slightly sets it apart is the airship battles, which are just like regular battles except for you use the airship's weapons to attack and use airship skills specific to certain characters.
Yeah I was following that game for a while, since it's by the developers of the DS Final Fantasy remakes, which I really liked. But from what I've read, this thing pushes the limits ... of RPGs in 1995.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on October 31, 2009, 10:31:09 AM
Right now, I'm playing Resident Evil 4, a very well-made and quite interesting game for PS2, but of course you all know it. Can't wait to try RE5.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on November 02, 2009, 11:24:40 PM
Personally, I was a bit let down by RE5. I've been playing Borderlands in between classes
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Post by: Oburi on November 04, 2009, 05:42:39 PM
I picked up Borderlands last night and my friend and I played it on co-op for a few hours...


honestly, nothing special. It was kinda boring, we ended putting in GTA4 and went on killing spree's. When all these new games fail to deliver you can always count on some good GTA action for some fun  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on November 04, 2009, 09:13:22 PM
November is Handsome's Megadrive madness month!

I've been busting robot ass with Madison and Crystal in Trouble Shooter, and kicking some medieval keister in Elemental Master and Wings of Wor. Does anyone have any Genesis/Megadrive shmups they'd like to part with? My JVC X-Eye can play them all! Just biding my time until someone buys me the GOTY edition of Fallout 3 for my birthday/Christmas.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: 01010111 on November 05, 2009, 12:21:41 AM
JVC X-Eye?! Awesome! I've got a SegaCD in my bedroom and have been playing Sylpheed, and then sometimes I'll play Ranger-X and S&K. LOVE me some Sega games!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: handsome rakshas on November 05, 2009, 08:35:15 AM
JVC X-Eye?! Awesome! I've got a SegaCD in my bedroom and have been playing Sylpheed, and then sometimes I'll play Ranger-X and S&K. LOVE me some Sega games!

Aw man, you gotta throw away Sylpheed and grab Lords of Thunder or Android Assault! Ranger X is really good though.

Yeah my X-Eye is my favorite system that I own and I plan on doing an S-Video Mod real soon. Glad the Sega shmups are still appreciated!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: 01010111 on November 06, 2009, 04:55:58 AM
Lords of Thunder is where you're like an angel or something right? I played a little bit of it, was cool. I just love the crazy HOLY CRAP 3D feeling I get when I play Sylpheed, I feel like a kid playing a 3D game for the first time every time I play. Also, I'm not too good at shooters :)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on November 06, 2009, 10:44:35 PM
Wow... has it been this long already?  Demon's Souls really had quite the demonic grip on me.  Your forgiveness... please.  What a fantastic game, if you haven't played it yet.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: 01010111 on November 07, 2009, 07:12:03 AM
Played Sylpheed for PS2 over at my friend's house, expected it to be awful (I've been judging it harshly for years now based on it's BLINDING cover art), but it was actually pretty super fun. It wasn't a challenge (well, it was for us, since we're horrible at scrolling shooters), but I was impressed with the environments!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on November 12, 2009, 12:19:03 PM
Currently loving Dead Space. Such a fun time.

But like Swine Flu, I caught the Modern Warfare 2 virus and I got it bad.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on November 12, 2009, 10:16:18 PM
But like Swine Flu, I caught the Modern Warfare 2 virus and I got it bad.

Your not the only one Proj.:iva: Anyways I have been thinking about getting Demon's Souls or Dragon Age: Origins, honestly I am not quite sure which one to get, I may need some help here from you guys to make my decision.:farnese:

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on November 12, 2009, 10:42:32 PM
Your not the only one Proj.:iva: Anyways I have been thinking about getting Demon's Souls or Dragon Age: Origins, honestly I am not quite sure which one to get, I may need some help here from you guys to make my decision.:farnese:



Dragon Age. I made the mistake of getting Borderlands over it a while ago, then the Dragon Age thread kinda blew up and now I'm regretting it. I'll return it any day now.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on November 13, 2009, 01:04:52 AM
Your not the only one Proj.:iva: Anyways I have been thinking about getting Demon's Souls or Dragon Age: Origins, honestly I am not quite sure which one to get, I may need some help here from you guys to make my decision.:farnese:



They are both awesome buys you cant go wrong with either of them. I would get both or I would get Demon since it may get hard to find. I dunno but you cant go wrong with either.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on November 13, 2009, 02:04:22 AM
There are way too many games out/coming out in the next few months. Currently I have on my plate: Demon's Souls, Borderlands, Dragon Age, Modern Warfare 2; and I was already on the tail end of a super-hardcore-replay of FFXII.

And then there's that God of War 1 and 2 bundle for PS3 soon...  :judo:

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Soli on November 13, 2009, 02:28:36 AM
Modern warfare 2...pc keeps freezing for some reason...cant figure out what it is or why it's happening. mw2 runs beautifully and I dont even have that high end of a machine.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on November 13, 2009, 03:25:13 PM
I just recently finished ICO for the third time, and now I'm playing Shadow of the Colossus again. I don't know which is my favorite.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on November 13, 2009, 11:03:29 PM
Adventures to Go! (PSP), Bayonetta (360), and Culdcept DS for the bazillionth time(DS).  I've also got Dragon Age: Origins, Nobunaga's Ambition: Rise to Power, and Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle on my follow up.  So much is out too!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on November 13, 2009, 11:08:17 PM
Is Bayonetta out already?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on November 13, 2009, 11:39:58 PM
Import, sorry.  It should be out stateside in January.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on November 14, 2009, 03:09:32 AM
I've been playing Blazblue on playstation 3 - cause you CAN'T play it on an xbox 360 garbage D-Pad controller - and I've been loving it!

also.. for whatever reason I started some final fantasy VI - anthology: since i can play it on ps3 as well... man i've been this game so many times.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Soli on November 14, 2009, 07:50:06 AM
yea the 360 controllers suck overall imo..but im biased towards keyboard/mouse.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on November 14, 2009, 09:19:51 AM
yea the 360 controllers suck overall imo..but im biased towards keyboard/mouse.

The D-Pad sucks, other than that I think it's pretty good.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Soli on November 14, 2009, 08:42:37 PM
After a playing a few fighters on i I just don't like it one bit, not to mention none of my manual dexterity carries over to my thumbs heh.  :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ko Ninja on November 15, 2009, 06:26:31 AM
Agreed as far as ONLY the D-pad being terrible.  It's a great controller.  Besides, fighting games lend themselves to arcade sticks as that is what they are catered to and every system has one or can have one preferable built cheap enough.  You should look into it if you really enjoy your fighters =)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on November 17, 2009, 06:56:57 AM
I've been playing Half-Minute Hero. It's pretty easy, but I really enjoy it. It's almost like a choose your own adventure book as depending on how you tackle a level you get different rewards / cutscenes, though you can always go back and redo a level.

I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that there are multiple game modes in Half-Minute Hero. Hero 30 mode where you play as a hero in the 30 second RPG-type quest, Evil Lord 30 where you play as a Beautiful Evil Lord who can summon monsters in a frantic rock paper scissors style RTS and Princess 30 which is basically a shooter where you play as a princess with a personality-altering hyper-firing crossbow and a 30 second curfew. There's also a mode called Knight 30, but I haven't unlocked it just yet as you need to finish the other game modes before you can play it. The real attraction is definitely Hero 30 so far and you can tell it's what they put the most work into by far, (the other game modes honestly play like glorified mini-games that are over in about an hour or two worth of playtime) but it's so far a fun game that's given me a lot more playtime than I initially thought it would.

I plan on playing through the Persona 1 remake on the PSP next. I recently finished Kingdom Hearts: 350whatever days for the DS as well. It was sort of fun, but after awhile it really felt like work to me. Unless you really enjoy the combat, I'd recommend that if you play it you stick to the storyline and don't do any of the challenges like I did as the game starts to get really tedious, but to each their own.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on November 17, 2009, 07:25:40 AM
Got  Modern Warfare 2 for the pc. Awesome! Only playing online right now, I don't really care about campaign mode. It's truly amazing though, if anyone wants to play let me know!  :guts:
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Post by: Walter on November 18, 2009, 01:09:20 AM
I've got a predicament. New Super Mario Bros. Wii just shipped, L4D2 just came out, and I'm at a very cool portion of Dragon Age.... I've got a fever... and the only prescription is ... CONSUMER OVERLOAD.
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Post by: slan69 on November 18, 2009, 02:16:31 AM
I've got a predicament. New Super Mario Bros. Wii just shipped.

I got this game right on the 15th and let me tell you it is very fun. It's very easy to gain 1ups in this game, so far I have 50 and I have only been playing for at least 3hrs. This game is very similar to Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3, you'll know what I am talking about when you play. I pre-ordered this game and I got a red case, I am not sure if everyone gets a red case but the red case looks nice with this game.
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Post by: Walter on November 18, 2009, 02:19:38 AM
I got this game right on the 15th and let me tell you it is very fun. It's very easy to gain 1ups in this game, so far I have 50 and I have only been playing for at least 3hrs. This game is very similar to Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3, you'll know what I am talking about when you play. I pre-ordered this game and I got a red case, I am not sure if everyone gets a red case but the red case looks nice with this game.
The red case is the norm, and the amount of 1ups in the game is no surprise seeing as that's pretty much been standard Mario fare for years. I'm enjoying it, but not blown away. I'd like to play with a partner...  :sad:
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Post by: slan69 on November 18, 2009, 02:42:29 AM
I'm enjoying it, but not blown away. I'd like to play with a partner...  :sad:

Same here, as fun as I think it is it definitely could have been better. I would really love to play this game with a partner but I don't have another Wii controller. Since I got this game I can't afford to get the controller for a while now. :sad:
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Post by: Oburi on November 18, 2009, 03:16:18 AM
I've got a predicament. New Super Mario Bros. Wii just shipped, L4D2 just came out, and I'm at a very cool portion of Dragon Age.... I've got a fever... and the only prescription is ... CONSUMER OVERLOAD.
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I hear ya man. Too many games right now. But I thought you were going to be all over modern warfare 2?
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Post by: Walter on November 18, 2009, 03:40:59 AM
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I hear ya man. Too many games right now. But I thought you were going to be all over modern warfare 2?
I was, but there were a number of things that turned me off about the game.
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Post by: Soli on November 24, 2009, 01:41:18 AM
Got  Modern Warfare 2 for the pc. Awesome! Only playing online right now, I don't really care about campaign mode. It's truly amazing though, if anyone wants to play let me know!  :guts:

my steam email is foreverataglance@sbcglobal.net add me sometime. I play with me gf and 2 other rl friends.
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Post by: Eluvei on November 24, 2009, 01:54:26 AM
Mass Effect, played about 9 hours according to Steam. I didn't know it was this excellent. If anyone still didn't play it, do it now. (http://aazealh.net/Divers/N7.gif)
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Post by: Soli on November 24, 2009, 02:08:52 AM
one of my friends I play mw2 with is a mass effect fan boy
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Post by: Oburi on November 24, 2009, 02:43:53 AM
one of my friends I play mw2 with is a mass effect fan boy

yea... his name is ME

my steam email is foreverataglance@sbcglobal.net add me sometime. I play with me gf and 2 other rl friends.

Ok dude, I added you as a friend. Next time I see you on i'll invite you to a game, or if you want to go one on one and let me kick your ass that way  :guts: I'm getting so much better at this game, I can come in the top three in almost every game, and first in about 1/4 of the time. It's only a matter of time...
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Post by: Soli on November 24, 2009, 03:34:22 AM
I don't play to watch someone shake their e-peen around heh.
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Post by: Scorpio on November 24, 2009, 06:09:40 AM
I've been playing through Mass Effect for the first time and having a blast. It was a shaky start though, as combat just completely reamed me, but I decided to do a crapload of sidequests and now a meaner, beefier Shepard is ready to kick some ass in the main storyline.  :daiba:
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Post by: Aazealh on November 24, 2009, 09:59:18 AM
Mass Effect, played about 9 hours according to Steam. I didn't know it was this excellent. If anyone still didn't play it, do it now. (http://aazealh.net/Divers/N7.gif)

The rule of Shepard shall come! Spread the word!
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Post by: Ko Ninja on November 24, 2009, 09:58:51 PM
I had no idea Mass Effect didn't reach as many people as I thought in my head.  I've met a lot of folks in the past few months who have never even seen a picture of it.  I'm glad everyone is enjoying it!

For me?  I've been playing Bayonetta on the 360 a lot.  Trying to finish off the hardest setting now and finish unlocking every last special item/character there is.  I picked up MW2 but I can't even see me playing that in the near future.  I got some L4D2 in the other day and it was a blast (although it was on the 360-sorry PC folks!).  Now Mushihime-sama Futari is coming in the mail and will be here by the end of the week.  That's just the start!  I agree with Walter.  Overload. Cannot compute..der!
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Post by: Shayryuken on November 26, 2009, 03:25:10 AM
I just recently got into the MAG private beta, so I have been doing a lot of sniping recently.
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Post by: Eluvei on November 27, 2009, 11:33:29 PM
I've been playing through Mass Effect for the first time and having a blast.
The rule of Shepard shall come! Spread the word!
I'm glad everyone is enjoying it!

Just finished it. 30 hours, made all the side quests I could (wandered around the Citadel quite a few times in between the main missions to search for some) and took my time in a lot of uncharted planets. Easily the best game I've played in the last, I don't know, 10 years? I can't even remember the last time I had so much fun playing one. I was 100% Paragon, and just a little Renegade (some people you just can't be nice to).

Also loved the first DLC. I'd buy the second one, but it's 15 dollars (more expensive than what I payed for the whole game) in my country. Electronic Arts won't let anyone buy international DLCs from their website, so they officialy released it here with that abusive price, and it's presently the only possible way to acquire it. Ridiculous.

I can't wait to play it again, especially because I regret some of my choices... I let Ashley live and my bro Alenko had to die because of it. What's wrong with me? I can't possibly play ME2 with that arrogant bitch around my group. I always hoped Wrex would kill her in an elevator when I had both in my party, yet I thought it would be more heroic if I saved the "lady" in distress at the time, so I abandoned my friend. Only to regret it one minute later, no less. :judo:

Now it's time for some Dragon Age: Origins! I'll make a post in the DA thread when I create a character!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on November 28, 2009, 02:25:08 AM


Mass Effect -> I did the same thing, I let Ashley live instead, but only because I was only hoping for a kinky three way with Liara, that never happened  :sad: But yes, I also regret it, and I was full paragon too. I never waited for all the credits either, I think i was in a rush or something. My last save is a little bit before the final boss, should I go back and finish again and then wait for the final save of the game? I'm not sure if i made it.
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Post by: Eluvei on November 28, 2009, 05:01:13 AM
To anyone thinking about taking a peek at all the spoilers, know that they're pretty heavy Mass Effect ending spoilers.

Mass Effect -> I did the same thing, I let Ashley live instead, but only because I was only hoping for a kinky three way with Liara, that never happened  :sad: But yes, I also regret it, and I was full paragon too. I never waited for all the credits either, I think i was in a rush or something. My last save is a little bit before the final boss, should I go back and finish again and then wait for the final save of the game? I'm not sure if i made it.

Good to know I'm not the only one who regrets saving that bitch. I still can't forgive me for killing Kaidan, I enjoyed so much when he talked to Shepard about his past. The worst part is that even after saving her, Williams didn't become any less unpleasant. Sorry if anyone here likes her.

Oburi, I don't think anything like "Progress Saved" appeared after the credits. Try making a new career and select "Existing ID", see if your character shows up as available to replay. But man, do yourself a favor and just kill the last boss again, the final scenes are so damn epic!

I'm really glad so many people here like Mass Effect.
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Post by: Aazealh on November 28, 2009, 09:30:27 AM
Also loved the first DLC. I'd buy the second one, but it's 15 dollars (more expensive than what I payed for the whole game) in my country. Electronic Arts won't let anyone buy international DLCs from their website, so they officialy released it here with that abusive price, and it's presently the only possible way to acquire it. Ridiculous.

Wow, that sucks. The second DLC itself is passable, but the reward you get for it is great. Too bad you can't experience that. :sad:

I can't wait to play it again, especially because I regret some of my choices... I let Ashley live and my bro Alenko had to die because of it. What's wrong with me? I can't possibly play ME2 with that arrogant bitch around my group. I always hoped Wrex would kill her in an elevator when I had both in my party, yet I thought it would be more heroic if I saved the "lady" in distress at the time, so I abandoned my friend. Only to regret it one minute later, no less. :judo:

Hahaha, are you mad? Ashley's death sentence was issued the second she spoke unkindly to Liara as far as I'm concerned. :void:

I never waited for all the credits either, I think i was in a rush or something. My last save is a little bit before the final boss, should I go back and finish again and then wait for the final save of the game? I'm not sure if i made it.

I already told you months ago that you should.

Oburi, I don't think anything like "Progress Saved" appeared after the credits. Try making a new career and select "Existing ID", see if your character shows up as available to replay.

Because they don't write "Progress Saved" doesn't mean there isn't a save. There is in fact one, and it's definitely taken after you beat the final boss. Without it you can't import your character into Mass Effect 2, so it's absolutely necessary to do it.
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Post by: ELEKTRO on November 28, 2009, 01:41:45 PM
Currently playing Dragon Age Origins and I probably have 10 more hours to go through, currently trying to finish some side quests to extend the life of the game  before I take the point of no return. Next in line should be Borderlands or maybe another replay through Mass Effect in time before the sequel comes out (haven't played it since I finished it the christmas it came out at).
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Post by: Walter on November 30, 2009, 04:53:13 PM
Megaman 8-bit Deathmatch

http://cutstuff.net/blog/?p=1677

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Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on December 04, 2009, 03:31:56 AM
Left 4 Dead 2.... when my machine isnt freezing up with the Black Screen of Death!  :mozgus:

[SK.NET]SaiyajinNoOuji = Steam account! Lets go bitches! Jimmy Gibbs Jr. is ready for you!
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Post by: Walter on December 04, 2009, 05:11:20 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/5498/

This is what I'll be playing tonight.  :ubik:

But Im sure the novelty of driving through hordes of zombies will get old quick, so I'm also still in the process of finishing up New Super Mario Bros. Wii, just got Little King's Story for Wii (which is essentially Pikmin with an open world), and I'm giving Puzzle Quest: Galactrix another go, now that they've patched out the annoying parts.
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Post by: Eluvei on December 04, 2009, 08:59:14 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/5498/

This is what I'll be playing tonight.  :ubik:

Wow, the first GTA meets Carmageddon meets zombies! Sure looks fun.


Anyway, this is what has been... happening... to me lately...

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8786/biolove.jpg)
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Post by: Walter on December 05, 2009, 04:25:00 AM
Wow, the first GTA meets Carmageddon meets zombies! Sure looks fun.
Yeah it's a great premise and clearly draws from a good pedigree of carnage-inducing games. Unfortunately, after several hours of play it wears thin, as I expected. It's a really unpolished title. Had potential, but really failed in execution. I paid $9, which is about $4.50 too much in my opinion.

Quote
Anyway, this is what has been... happening... to me lately...

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8786/biolove.jpg)
Good man  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on December 10, 2009, 05:02:31 PM
My last fortress went to hell, they started killing each other.

(http://i.imagehost.org/0804/dorfs.png) (http://i.imagehost.org/view/0804/dorfs)
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Post by: Walter on December 10, 2009, 05:03:26 PM
I've tried Dwarf Fortress, but I just couldn't get into it. The interface and graphics are so arcane to me.  :sad:
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Post by: perros on December 10, 2009, 05:05:29 PM
I've tried Dwarf Fortress, but I just couldn't get into it. The interface and graphics are so arcane to me.  :sad:

I used this guide: http://afteractionreporter.com/2009/02/09/the-complete-and-utter-newby-tutorial-for-dwarf-fortress-part-1-wtf/

I also downloaded my version there which updates the graphics (ever so slightly) and makes the resolution 800x600 (if I remember). Anyway, follow that guide loosely and you'll be creating your evil army of cats and raising an empire and using up all local resources before you know it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on December 11, 2009, 04:47:29 AM
Loved this little game. Sad though.

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/games/Don%27t+Look+Back/
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Post by: Griffith on December 11, 2009, 05:40:07 AM
Loved this little game. Sad though.

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/games/Don%27t+Look+Back/

Well, that was neat, like Braid for Atari.

Speaking of which, the soundtrack was too advanced, should have just been continuous chip sound wind, still would have worked. =)
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Post by: Aazealh on December 11, 2009, 11:47:07 AM
Loved this little game. Sad though.

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/games/Don%27t+Look+Back/

Not bad at all, thanks for the link.
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Post by: Proj2501 on December 11, 2009, 08:29:33 PM
Just downloaded the Dante's Inferno demo for PS3. It plays exactly like God of War, not to say that's a bad thing, but the similarities are rather extreme. The graphics are pretty and the gameplay seems to be there. I think it's worth checking out.  
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Post by: NightCrawler on December 11, 2009, 08:59:25 PM
Well, that was neat, like Braid for Atari.

Speaking of which, the soundtrack was too advanced, should have just been continuous chip sound wind, still would have worked. =)

I liked the way it contrasted with the gameplay.
Some parts were a bit too hard, specially the first boss, Cereberus (it took me alot of time to learn how to deliver the final blow), which was alot harder than the second and final boss, Hades.
If you guys didn't know, the storyline was based on Orpheus and Eurydice.

(http://worldreligion.nielsonpi.com/media/orpheus2.jpg)
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Post by: Griffith on December 11, 2009, 09:49:36 PM
I liked the way it contrasted with the gameplay.
Some parts were a bit too hard, specially the first boss, Cereberus (it took me alot of time to learn how to deliver the final blow), which was alot harder than the second and final boss, Hades.

Funny, I thought the second boss was way harder, like, once you get Cerberus figured out, you can actually beat him every time, but Hades is, fittingly, more hectic. On a replay I literally killed him as he killed me with a final fire ball, and the sad part was that since his death sound kept going, I hoped that when I dropped back into the room he'd be gone... nope. =)

If you guys didn't know, the storyline was based on Orpheus and Eurydice.

(http://worldreligion.nielsonpi.com/media/orpheus2.jpg)

Yeah, I read about it and an interesting interview with the creator if you haven't seen it:

http://www.gamecritics.com/brad-gallaway/interview-with-terry-cavanagh-creator-of-dont-look-back

Pretty heavy stuff for a simple "silly shooter" as he called it, and pretty cool.
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Post by: Aazealh on December 11, 2009, 10:32:22 PM
Funny, I thought the second boss was way harder, like, once you get Cerberus figured out, you can actually beat him every time, but Hades is, fittingly, more hectic.

I agree, Cerberus was a breeze for me, while Hades took me a few tries.
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Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 11, 2009, 10:57:20 PM
Loved this little game. Sad though.

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/games/Don%27t+Look+Back/
Great find!  :ubik: The game was simply amazing.

I agree, Cerberus was a breeze for me, while Hades took me a few tries.
At least 3 times I took a fireball to the face as I was just reaching the level, so I'm agreeing with the Hades was harder crowd.
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Post by: NightCrawler on December 11, 2009, 11:32:19 PM
With Hades i always hit him once when you fall the first time. Then the key is to never stay on the ground. You can beat him quickly.
Cerberus was much harder, but i blame it on the controls, because even though the tactic was easy, i could never hit him the third time after jumping over him, he would always turn around faster than me.
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Post by: Aazealh on December 12, 2009, 10:35:30 AM
With Hades i always hit him once when you fall the first time. Then the key is to never stay on the ground. You can beat him quickly.
Cerberus was much harder, but i blame it on the controls, because even though the tactic was easy, i could never hit him the third time after jumping over him, he would always turn around faster than me.

I'm sure everyone having played the game knows the easy way to kill Hades (I mean it's pretty obvious), and even then I think he's more of a challenge than Cerberus (which is logical, with him being the last boss). Personally I didn't have trouble shooting the dog the third time.
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Post by: Xem on December 12, 2009, 09:27:49 PM
The first boss was pretty hard for me too, after I beat him I felt like I deserved some kind of reward.  :ganishka:

The hardest part for me was the collapsing bridge though, the controls wouldn't let me jump at the last second like 14 times in a row.  :mozgus:

Thanks for the link!
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Post by: Eluvei on December 13, 2009, 12:36:30 AM
I really like these games with a sad atmosphere, like Braid, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. They all give me a weird feeling. Thanks for posting it.

Another sweet game that's worth a look is this one Walter posted a few days ago (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=11394.0), I really enjoyed it too!
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Post by: D-Scape on December 13, 2009, 01:59:19 PM
Lots of people have movies and music they only put on at this time of year. Me, I have a couple of "Christmas games" I'll always play: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and Silent Hill 2. It was RE last year so I'll go back to Silent Hill to look for Mary this time.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on December 13, 2009, 03:44:17 PM
My Christmas game is Half Life, traditionally. It started back in 1998 when the game first came out. I was stuck at home the whole holiday season because I was very sick, with cough drops and sore throat lozenges in my mouth constantly. Throughout that time I was playing through Half Life on my shitty 233MHz Pentium, and LOVING IT.

But, I've played it too much at this point, so I think I'll play through HL2 and the episodes instead this season.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on December 13, 2009, 04:33:48 PM
After seeing Final Fantasy music in concert last night, the repressed fanboy in me really wants to replay FFVI or something.....but instead....

MASS EFFECT.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on December 13, 2009, 04:58:04 PM
After seeing Final Fantasy music in concert last night, the repressed fanboy in me really wants to replay FFVI or something.....but instead....

MASS EFFECT.

Wow that's awesome dude! Was it amazing?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on December 16, 2009, 01:20:47 AM
Whoa. One of my friends just gifted me Modern Warfare 2 on Steam. Guess I'll be playing this until ME2  :badbone:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on December 16, 2009, 01:51:26 AM
Whoa. One of my friends just gifted me Modern Warfare 2 on Steam. Guess I'll be playing this until ME2  :badbone:

Knew it!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on December 16, 2009, 11:05:30 AM
I bought Broken Sword 2 on Steam, and now I'm playing it. I like the first two of this series... actually, it's very rare for me to dislike a point & click adventure of the 90s. These games taught me English.
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Post by: Griffith on December 18, 2009, 03:48:08 AM
Just maxed out the score for Sheriff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheriff_(arcade_game)) on WarioWare: 99999999. Too bad it doesn't count higher, I was going for a trillion. :guts:
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Post by: KazigluBey on December 18, 2009, 04:11:54 AM
Goldeneye.
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Post by: billdog on December 20, 2009, 05:57:48 AM
God of War 3 demo!
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Post by: Manjou on December 23, 2009, 12:19:39 AM
Bayonetta demo :guts: I pre-ordered the game from the the strength of the demo (I don't usually pre-order games but I want one of those garish replica guns! :serpico:)

I pre-ordered Mass Effect 2 aswell because feel like spending Feburary parked infront of the xbox  :ganishka:

Other than than I've been trying to finish MDK2 recently, as I've never managed it before ^^;
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on December 23, 2009, 10:33:49 AM
I've been lazily playing Muramasa, Lost Planet and KOTOR these days. I should get my hands on Batman: Arkham Asylum soon and after that I'll move on to Assassin's Creed 2.

I pre-ordered Mass Effect 2 aswell because feel like spending Feburary parked infront of the xbox  :ganishka:

(http://aazealh.net/Divers/Seal_of_Approval.gif)
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Post by: KazigluBey on December 31, 2009, 07:34:34 AM
Finished Dragon Quest IV and V on the DS.
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Post by: fuxberg on January 07, 2010, 06:57:19 PM
Finished Assassin's Creed 2 and now I've returned to Battlefield 2142.
But I spend most of my time wasting my money in Pokerstars.com.  :judo:
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Post by: Proj2501 on January 10, 2010, 12:19:51 AM
Dragon Age Origins (PS3): In progress
Mass Effect: 2nd run thro.
Bayonetta (360): I.p. For those of you who are curious,  There's NO STORY here, just good gameplay.
Ass-Creed 1: SO painful to get thro. HAAAAATE IT, must beat tho since I dl'd it.
Uncharted 2: *completed* The game is so pretty.  :slan:

Just played both God of War 1 and 2 from the GOW: Collection. Surprisingly, they both were pretty damn enjoyable. Plus being remastered in HD never hurts.

On a sidenote, I really thought I was going to love L4D2. It really just struck me as more of the same, which kind of makes me sad. To be fair, I still haven't given the time it deserves and probably won't with Mass Effect 2 looming on the horizon.  :daiba:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on January 11, 2010, 07:14:51 PM
I've been playing Borderlands for about a week now. Great game with friends. Sort of leaves you feeling empty if you play it solo though, since it's essentially a big FPS loot fest.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on January 12, 2010, 07:48:12 AM
Bayonetta, seriously having a blast with this game. One of the best, most action packed games I've played in a while. Way better than Devil May Cry 4, sad to say.
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Post by: Nomad on January 12, 2010, 08:15:49 AM
Played MAG beta for the PS3, quite the solid game if you're into FPS and all.  I may buy this one. 
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on January 12, 2010, 06:38:09 PM
Gave MAG a chance I didn't like it, I really don't want to say this but I will its no COD I think I am spoiled.  But have been playing Darksiders I am enjoying this game  thought I would have been done with it allot sooner but this game is surprisingly long. I am enjoying the badassery of War, it is much like GOW but not in a bad way the button presses are minor, weapons are awesome and like the fact you can use cars, street pols, and a few enemy weapons besides your own. You can also outfit your weapons with different items ( one each tho ) to make them have a special property like more damage for example.  The combat is really fun it's not super combo heavy like DMC but it has enough to make anyone happy your weapons also lvl up 4 times for each which is cool. The only thing I don't like is the wrath powers thy seem useless I only used 2 of them less then a hand full of times and some of the uses were by mistake. Stone skin would be the best one the others are for groups of enemy's.

The story is pretty good without going into to much detail for thos that dont know you are War a horsmen your job is to keep the balence between heaven,hell,and man. Somthing goes a miss  and you set forth to investigate what happend.
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Post by: Eluvei on January 12, 2010, 10:11:00 PM
Been playing Team Fortress 2.
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Post by: Oburi on January 16, 2010, 05:51:09 PM
Been playing Army of Two - The 40th day on co-op with a friend. This is a lot of fun, like Bayonetta, story and characters take a backseat to mindless action. Game starts off in Japan with buildings exploding and everything getting blown to hell like it's armagedon. It's pretty hard too, definitely a two player game, I can't imagine doing it on single player.
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Post by: Johnstantine on January 16, 2010, 10:20:44 PM
Darksiders.  Fun game.
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Post by: Henry Spencer on January 17, 2010, 10:51:40 AM
Bayonetta, seriously having a blast with this game. One of the best, most action packed games I've played in a while. Way better than Devil May Cry 4, sad to say.

It isn't sad at all, since Bayonetta's director is the creator of Devil May Cry also, which is probably the reason why it's better than DMC4. :slan:

Currently playing: inFAMOUS. Great game, really enjoying it so far, gives you a lot of choices to make and plenty of freedom, I'm going for the 'good guy' side this time, can see myself playing through it again after I complete it, demolishing the city even further will be fun.

Also playing on Vagrant Story, since it just came out on PS3 over here (EU territory). Really enjoying that too, and despite its age, I really like the art direction of this game and the story. This is a classic era for Square, so it's no wonder why I'm liking it a lot.
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Post by: perros on January 18, 2010, 11:45:46 AM
I've been playing Torchlight*, Deus Ex, KOTOR (Steam) and CS:S.

*This game is so addictive.
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Post by: Носферату on January 19, 2010, 08:30:57 AM
Playing TF2, Warhammer Online, and a bit of World Of Goo now and again.  :iva:
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Post by: Oburi on January 24, 2010, 06:32:59 PM
My friend and I recently played through Borderlands. It was a lot of fun for the most part, but what really brought the game down in my eyes was the fact that the missions were so unorganized that we ended up doing the main ones accidentally and beat the final stage and boss without any trouble. After that we didn't really feel like going back any playing the other ones, mainly because they seemed to easy. I don't know why it was so easy, we got so bored of doing the lesser difficulty missions that we went with the harder ones and before we knew it, the credits were rolling. And we didn't really get any ultimate weapons after either, which was kinda the whole point. I used the same weapons through half the game because I never found anything better, and even if I did I just preferred the ones I was using, it was easy anyway. So all things considered, the game did offer several hours of really great fun (I really did have a blast) but it was short lived, the game was too easy and too disorganized, which really makes me more mad than anything. It's like once you start getting into it and having some fun, its over. I'm surprised it got such a high rating, i feel like its missing something, like it could have been so much more.
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Post by: ELEKTRO on January 24, 2010, 06:38:59 PM
I liked the MAG beta enough to stop playing MW2 for a bit. Currently playing MW2 while MAG and ME2 come out.
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Post by: Xem on January 24, 2010, 09:06:08 PM
My friend and I recently played through Borderlands. It was a lot of fun for the most part, but what really brought the game down in my eyes was the fact that the missions were so unorganized that we ended up doing the main ones accidentally and beat the final stage and boss without any trouble. After that we didn't really feel like going back any playing the other ones, mainly because they seemed to easy. I don't know why it was so easy, we got so bored of doing the lesser difficulty missions that we went with the harder ones and before we knew it, the credits were rolling. And we didn't really get any ultimate weapons after either, which was kinda the whole point. I used the same weapons through half the game because I never found anything better, and even if I did I just preferred the ones I was using, it was easy anyway. So all things considered, the game did offer several hours of really great fun (I really did have a blast) but it was short lived, the game was too easy and too disorganized, which really makes me more mad than anything. It's like once you start getting into it and having some fun, its over. I'm surprised it got such a high rating, i feel like its missing something, like it could have been so much more.

After I found out one of my friends who, for lack of a better term, sucks ass at video games beat this game with some ease, I instantly realized the game must be way too easy. They also told me the story sucked, and once again, they aren't the hardest person to impress (hell, she even makes me look like an elitist when it comes to things like that), I figured even though it's probably fun - it's totally not worth a purchase.

From watching people play it though, I do like the style. Kinda Twisted Metal-esque. Looks like it'd be fun for a few minutes. Though honestly, I feel like PS3 and Xbox360 put out at least a hundred FPS's a year, so you know there's better buys than this.

Seriously, am I the only one sorta sick of all the FPS love that consoles (Wii excluded) get these days? It's like Halo and Counter-strike came out and that's almost the only genre that gets any attention ever since. Bleh. I'd rather go play laser tag or paintball personally.  :griffnotevil:

Anyway, I recently bought New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Really looking forward to playing it soon with my girlfriend. Will let you guys know if it's any good when I do.
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Post by: Walter on January 24, 2010, 09:55:11 PM
It's like once you start getting into it and having some fun, its over. I'm surprised it got such a high rating, i feel like its missing something, like it could have been so much more.
With Borderlands, you just have to go into it with low expectations. It's no Diablo II. But it's fun in short bursts and looting chests and corpses is always fun. It helps that the combat is fun too. Scoring headshots is always satisfying. It's true that the game is too easy. I think there's actually a problem with the way the enemy levels scale (or don't) to the player. I did several side missions before coming back to the main plot. When I did, I was about 3-4 levels higher than the main enemies. What's the point then?

If you haven't tried the Dr. Ned expansion, I'd recommend it. It's one of my favorite areas of the game and offers some great loot potential.
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Post by: JigokuShoujo on January 26, 2010, 04:46:27 PM
Currently playing the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII.
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Post by: Oburi on January 26, 2010, 07:49:31 PM
Currently playing the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII.

Is it amazing?

I'm also playing Darksiders, along with Mass Effect, which is actually really fun. It's very similar to the Legacy of Kain games in the sense that there are many complex puzzles, many power ups for your sword, gliding, spawning enemies that you have to kill while the areas around you are blocked by fire walls (i know these are common in most games today but if you saw it you'd know what I meant). The similarities go on and on, and I don't think I'm looking to far into it. I heard people describe it as having a Zelda feel, but its more like Soul Reaver to me. Anyway, I didn't like the style at first and had no intention of playing it, but it quickly grew on me. The puzzles, the action, the upgrading... this is fun game.

Bah, back to the real epic, Mass Effect.
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Post by: Walter on January 26, 2010, 07:56:29 PM
MASS EFFECT2

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Post by: Griffith on January 26, 2010, 08:20:20 PM
I know I'm risking certain rebuke by saying this, but I think Mass Effect has reached the "The Wire fans" saturation point around here. =)

And yes, I am jealous.
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Post by: Walter on January 26, 2010, 08:56:35 PM
I know I'm risking certain rebuke by saying this, but I think Mass Effect has reached the "The Wire fans" saturation point around here. =)

And yes, I am jealous.
You haven't seen The Wire yet?! OMGGGGGGGG ....  :troll:
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Post by: Aazealh on January 26, 2010, 09:52:25 PM
I know I'm risking certain rebuke by saying this, but I think Mass Effect has reached the "The Wire fans" saturation point around here. =)

And yes, I am jealous.

Just be glad you didn't wake up to see the Inn turned into The Citadel. :iva:
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Post by: Dar Klink on January 27, 2010, 12:03:03 AM
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3363/nomoreheroesdesperatest.jpg)
FUCKHEADS
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Post by: JigokuShoujo on January 27, 2010, 11:31:11 PM
Is it amazing?



It IS amazing! I'm having lots of trouble just putting the game down. I've been itching for the release of this game ever since I got to play the second demo of it at the Tokyo Game Show. I absolutely love everything about this game!
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Post by: Griffith on January 28, 2010, 01:10:25 AM
Just be glad you didn't wake up to see the Inn turned into The Citadel. :iva:

You want to turn it into a Half-Life 2 section? :troll:

Anyway, I suggested my father get ME2 since he played the first, telling him you could upload your data from the original, which caught his interest, he didn't even know Shepard was back and was under the impression they were introducing an all new cast, "Hmmm, I have some pretty good Shepards... evil Shepard..." He enjoyed the first, but is not a big BioWare RPG fan in general, I think he dumped Dragon Age, but has some free DLC ME2 armor from that purchase, so they've got him trapped! =)
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Post by: Oburi on January 28, 2010, 02:01:53 AM
You want to turn it into a Half-Life 2 section? :troll:

Anyway, I suggested my father to get ME2 since he played the first, telling him you could upload your data from the original, which caught his interest, he didn't even know Shepard was back and was under the impression they were introducing an all new cast, "Hmmm, I have some pretty good Shepards... evil Shepard..." He enjoyed the first, but is not a big BioWare RPG fan in general, I think he dumped Dragon Age, but has some free DLC ME2 armor from that purchase, so they've got him trapped! =)

And then maybe you can give it a shot?
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Post by: Aazealh on January 28, 2010, 08:42:17 AM
FUCKHEADS

Awesome. :guts:

You want to turn it into a Half-Life 2 section? :troll:

Ha..ha. Ha. :femto:

Anyway, I suggested my father get ME2 since he played the first, telling him you could upload your data from the original, which caught his interest, he didn't even know Shepard was back and was under the impression they were introducing an all new cast, "Hmmm, I have some pretty good Shepards... evil Shepard..." He enjoyed the first, but is not a big BioWare RPG fan in general, I think he dumped Dragon Age, but has some free DLC ME2 armor from that purchase, so they've got him trapped! =)

:ganishka: Nicely done!
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Post by: Griffith on January 29, 2010, 07:03:42 PM
And then maybe you can give it a shot?

Probably not, I won't have the access/time at his computer, and I can't even run Mass Effect 1 on my machine.
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Post by: Rhombaad on January 29, 2010, 09:20:49 PM
Started playing WoW again. Going to be getting Mass Effect as soon as I get my next paycheck.
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Post by: Bekul on January 29, 2010, 11:09:12 PM
I'm playing...

FIRST

PERSON

TETRIS

http://www.firstpersontetris.com/
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Post by: ori on January 31, 2010, 10:09:37 PM
Playing Braid on PS3....thought it looked stupid at first but when it was on sale 50% off I bought it. Not bad. Very calming to play. Well until you get to the harder puzzles. I love it and the music.
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Post by: Almightygoat on February 03, 2010, 06:03:36 PM
Mostly playing WoW.  Have an account bound friend, so we are grinding up 60's like crazy just to have them ready for when we decide to level them. :guts:
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Post by: NightCrawler on February 03, 2010, 11:49:21 PM
I'm playing...

FIRST

PERSON

TETRIS

http://www.firstpersontetris.com/

Wow, there goes my diner.
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Post by: Griffith on February 04, 2010, 05:16:04 AM
On that note, anybody play GNOP?

http://bitbattalion.com/games/gnop/
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Post by: Xem on February 04, 2010, 05:45:09 AM
WoW, as usual... but also (finally!)!

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars!

Seriously, this game is awesome. Don't really know what else to say, but, if you're thinking SFIV was the return of 2D-fighters, fuck Jesus were you wrong! And even though it seems ridiculous, especially among some of the more "elite" 2D-fighter gamers, the Wii-mote and Nunchuk controls are actually really innovative and fun.

I know less than 5% of people in the US, shit worldwide, will ever experience this game, but I feel compelled to tell people about it. And this is coming from a pretty biased hardcore SNK fan...

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

While the rest of the hardcore gaming world is cumming all over ME2, me and my girlfriend are enjoying each other.  :serpico:  This game is amazing. Seriously, I don't know what Nintendo has been spiking the Kool-Aid with recently, but this was PURE GENIUS.
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Post by: Shane on February 06, 2010, 12:07:55 AM
Mass Effect 2 and the Bad Company 2 beta on PC
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Post by: ori on February 10, 2010, 10:25:23 PM
Picked up Dante's Inferno and loving it. Really love the look of the background and characters art style and the music.

Just a heads up to anyone getting this or thinking of getting the Divine Edition....Not much here really. Just like the crap with Assassin's Creed master assassin's edition. The soundtrack is within the game and not on a separate CD.  :mozgus:
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Post by: slan69 on February 11, 2010, 12:42:38 AM
Recently started playing Bayonetta. It's definitely better than the entire DMC series in my opinion.
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Post by: GASKA on February 11, 2010, 12:48:57 AM
I hope not, I love DMC.  Anyway, I'm playing Valkyrie Profile 2.  Gettin' ready for FFXIII

PS: Does Argrim from Valkyrie Profile remind you of you know who?
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Post by: ori on February 11, 2010, 09:31:35 AM
Recently started playing Bayonetta. It's definitely better than the entire DMC series in my opinion.

can't wait to play it...I've been waiting all this time for my gf to finish and beat it since it came out.
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Post by: Bekul on February 11, 2010, 09:52:33 AM
Half Life 2, and Bioshock 2. After playing Portal for the first time. Damn a portal gun would make so many games nicer...
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Post by: Triple Life on February 11, 2010, 07:51:31 PM
I hope not, I love DMC.

Yeah, I hate it when games are better than other games that I love.
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Post by: Walter on February 11, 2010, 07:52:37 PM
I hope not, I love DMC.
Seriously, what does this even mean?
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Post by: Oburi on February 11, 2010, 08:21:24 PM
Its better than dmc4 in the sense that its gameplay and visuals are much better, but bayonetta is in no way better than the dmc franchise. Its just more advanced technically. Story wise its got nothing on dmc.
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Post by: Eluvei on February 11, 2010, 08:32:02 PM
I've been playing Trine these days.

Story wise its got nothing on dmc.

I don't think I've ever met someone that played DMC for its story. The first scene of the first game pretty much shows what to expect in terms of depth.

Anyway, there's a nice Mega64 video for Bayonetta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxE6H83Xw0s
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Post by: GASKA on February 11, 2010, 09:46:38 PM
Seriously, what does this even mean?
It means I love Devil May Cry (DMC) and I decided that is my favorite action game.  Now Bayonetta is out and it's "suppose" to be better than any DMC game and I don't like it.  DMC 1 and Bayonetta were made by the same guy by the way.
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Post by: Oburi on February 11, 2010, 09:47:27 PM
I don't think I've ever met someone that played DMC for its story.


Now you have.  :serpico:
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Post by: Triple Life on February 12, 2010, 05:53:29 AM
It means I love Devil May Cry (DMC) and I decided that is my favorite action game.  Now Bayonetta is out and it's "suppose" to be better than any DMC game and I don't like it.  DMC 1 and Bayonetta were made by the same guy by the way.

Do you not like that it's better or do you not like Bayonetta? If it's the former, why would that upset you? It doesn't invalidate the enjoyment you got out of the DMC games.
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Post by: GASKA on February 12, 2010, 07:37:40 AM
Well, DMC is supposedly the action game champ, surpassing even GoW.  Alot of people say Bayonetta is better than the whole DMC series and that pisses me off.  Even Famitsu gave the XBOX 360 version a perfect score and that is really rare. 
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Post by: Marik on February 12, 2010, 07:49:40 AM
Well, DMC is supposedly the action game champ, surpassing even GoW.  

I don't really think so...Moreover the GoW combat system has been used for some of the last games.

I think that DMC is a good action game, but GoW is GoW man.
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Post by: GASKA on February 12, 2010, 10:15:15 AM
I know, I just like Dante's style more than Kratos.  I played every GoW and DMC and I have to admit that GoW is more polished, but DMC is way cooler.  I might end up picking up Bayonetta someday but action games take a back seat to RPGs for me.  


*SPOILERS*


Kratos killed his wife and kid and seeks revenge on the gods, ARES!!  ARES!!  Dante's story is all over the place.  GoW3 will probably be amazing in the graphics/gameplay area, but DMC will always have a cooler story IMO.  Both games are the best of their genre though.  DMC 4 gets a plus for having Johnny Bosch play as Nero ;)  

For me it goes like this...

Story > Gameplay > Graphics
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Post by: Marik on February 12, 2010, 10:29:14 AM
I know, I just like Dante's style more than Kratos. 

Ok. Here it's just matter of taste.

I played every GoW and DMC and I have to admit that GoW is more polished, but DMC is way cooler.  I might end up picking up Bayonetta someday but action games take a back seat to RPGs for me. 

I have played too both the GoW and DMC series, but I can say the contrary:

You say that GoW is more polished, but I can state that GoW is more brutal and cooler all the way, even when he finishes the enemies. So it's just a point of view.

Dante's story is all over the place.

Again it's just your taste. So it's not a big deal stating that DMC is the Action game champ(especially if like I said before GoW is making school). Moreover we have to play GoW 3 to fully express a judgment about the GoW trilogy.

Then of course  everyone are free to appreciate more the story in an action game.
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Post by: Aazealh on February 12, 2010, 10:49:19 AM
Now alot of peopleare saying Bayonetta is better than the whole DMC series and that pisses me off.  Even Famitsu gave the XBOX 360 version a perfect score and that is really rare.

One would have to be seriously dumb not to understand that DMC's creator's new game surpassing his previous games is NORMAL.

I might end up picking up Bayonetta someday but action games take a back seat to RPGs for me.

Then why aren't you playing some RPGs instead of being in denial about DMC? It's not like any of these action games' plots is even worth talking about.
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Post by: Griffith on February 12, 2010, 10:55:07 AM
I actually played this "Bayonetta" tonight, and it's the worst fucking rubbish I've ever seen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4n1rzqlUM0). So yeah, clearly a natural evolution of DMC.
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Post by: NightCrawler on February 12, 2010, 11:20:26 AM
I actually played this "Bayonetta" tonight, and it's the worst fucking rubbish I've ever seen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4n1rzqlUM0). So yeah, clearly a natural evolution of DMC.

Wow, i'm speechless.
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Post by: Bekul on February 12, 2010, 02:28:28 PM
I actually played this "Bayonetta" tonight, and it's the worst fucking rubbish I've ever seen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4n1rzqlUM0). So yeah, clearly a natural evolution of DMC.

 :ganishka:

Ahahaha, w-what the hell did I just not manage to finish watching?  Ow. :???:
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Post by: GASKA on February 12, 2010, 05:32:39 PM
One would have to be seriously dumb not to understand that DMC's creator's new game surpassing his previous games is NORMAL.

Then why aren't you playing some RPGs instead of being in denial about DMC? It's not like any of these action games' plots is even worth talking about.
 Like I said earlier, I'm playing Valkyrie Profile 2 right now in anticipation of FFXIII.  And sure action games plots aren't anything worth writing home about.  Marik is right about needing to play GoW3 before making judgements however even Jaffe admits DMC has a better battle system than GoW...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQKePM92CT0

He seems really down to earth though.  Honestly, I rank ICO and Colossus higher than DMC and GoW.  And Aazealh, just because the game is newer doesn't mean it will definitely be better.  One would have to be an idiot to always believe that BS.  Is FF9, FF10 and so on better than FF7?  Xenogears anyone?  What about Metal Gear Solid VS MGS2?  Your argument doesn't make sense.  

All in all, it's a matter of opinion.  There's no right or wrong here.
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Post by: Marik on February 12, 2010, 05:49:44 PM
however even Jaffe admits DMC has a better battle system than GoW...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQKePM92CT0

I think the guy is being ironic. Anyway, the fact remains that the combat system of DMC is not that cited anymore and that suggests what could be better.
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Post by: Walter on February 12, 2010, 06:02:30 PM
Honestly, I rank ICO and Colossus higher than DMC and GoW.  And Aazealh, just because the game is newer doesn't mean it will definitely be better.  One would have to be an idiot to always believe that BS.  Is FF9, FF10 and so on better than FF7?  Xenogears anyone?  What about Metal Gear Solid VS MGS2?  Your argument doesn't make sense.
If you strip out story as an important factor, most newer iterations of games will be better than their predecessors, as the action and gameplay formula is continually refined and improved upon. That's especially true of franchises like DMC and God of War where the most important factors are the gameplay and attacking options/features.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 12, 2010, 06:15:40 PM
And sure action games plots aren't anything worth writing home about.

Glad we agree, because that's not what you were saying earlier.

Honestly, I rank ICO and Colossus higher than DMC and GoW.

Those are neither DMC-like action games nor RPGs though, and the mechanics and general atmosphere of these games are what make them great, rather than just their story.

And Aazealh, just because the game is newer doesn't mean it will definitely be better.  One would have to be an idiot to always believe that BS.  Is FF9, FF10 and so on better than FF7?  Xenogears anyone?  What about Metal Gear Solid VS MGS2?  Your argument doesn't make sense.

Well I didn't say any recent game will always, definitely be better than an older one, did I? I said that there's nothing surprising with Hideki Kamiya's new game surpassing his previous titles, which is also what everybody else is saying. You're in denial for some unexplained reason but the facts are here. Don't chalk up your lack of comprehension to what I said not making sense.

All in all, it's a matter of opinion.  There's no right or wrong here.

Yes there is: what you said was not only wrong but also nonsensical.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 12, 2010, 06:22:37 PM
If you strip out story as an important factor, most newer iterations of games will be better than their predecessors, as the action and gameplay formula is continually refined and improved upon. That's especially true of franchises like DMC and God of War where the most important factors are the gameplay and attacking options/features.
  I can't agree with you here.  DMC4 is considered the 2nd worst game of the series behind DMC2.  DMC 3 is considered the best so your logic doesn't make sense (no offense).  And yeah Marik, irony or not the guy was wasted and just started working on GoW3 so only time will tell.  The fact remains, if DMC4 is the last game of the series then DMC will not be hailed as the best action game of all time.

Oh and Aazealh, sorry pal but Ico and Colossus are in the same genre as DMC and GoW so fall back.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/cat_195.html

It seems there is no reason to argue with you because you can't grasp what I'm saying here. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 12, 2010, 06:23:01 PM
 Marik is right about needing to play GoW3 before making judgements however even Jaffe admits DMC has a better battle system than GoW...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQKePM92CT0

He was being sarcastic dude.

Edit: Anyways. Personally I never liked Devil May Cry, I beat it once and that was after I forced my self to sit down and beat it. Outside of that, I felt the game was mediocre at best. I'm sure that's how I'd feel about Bayonetta, especially watching that video Griffith posted of random shit being killed and destroyed.

Quote
Oh and Aazealh, sorry pal but Ico and Colossus are in the same genre as DMC and GoW so fall back.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/cat_195.html

It seems there is no reason to argue with you because you can't grasp what I'm saying here. 

They might be "action adventure and fantasy" according to gamefaqs, but doesn't mean they are the same kind of games. It's like you just compared Bubble Bobble to Gears of War because you fight monsters underground.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 12, 2010, 06:30:28 PM
Oh and Aazealh, sorry pal but Ico and Colossus are in the same genre as DMC and GoW so fall back.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/cat_195.html

Hahahaha, are you serious? :ganishka:

It seems there is no reason to argue with you because you can't grasp what I'm saying here.

Yeah sure kid. Never change, you're on the road to success!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 12, 2010, 06:30:50 PM
  I can't agree with you here.  DMC4 is considered the 2nd worst game of the series behind DMC2.  DMC 3 is considered the best so your logic doesn't make sense (no offense).  And yeah Marik, irony or not the guy was wasted and just stared working on GoW3 so only time will tell.  The fact remains, if DMC4 is the last game of the series then DMC will not be hailed as the best action game of all time.
Sorry, I can't say I'm familiar with the DMC series. Sounds like someone dropped the ball in developing the gameplay for 4 then. And while hiccups will still occur, I think my logic follows if applied generally across the videogame industry:

Say Flash Force is a side-scrolling action beat-em-up. Flash Force I had the ability to punch and kick. Flash Force II added the ability to throw. Flash Force III added 2 additional characters and multiplayer. Flash Force IV added Weavel the Wobbler, a universally panned character for which the franchise is now hated for.

The logic still applies, imo, but the guy who introduced Weavel is probably working in a soup kitchen now.

PS: GameFAQs is not the arbiter of videogame genres, and it's pretty laughable that you'd consider it to be...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 12, 2010, 06:35:23 PM
Sorry, I can't say I'm familiar with the DMC series. Sounds like someone dropped the ball in developing the gameplay for 4 then. And while hiccups will still occur, I think my logic follows if applied generally across the videogame industry:

Say Flash Force is a side-scrolling action beat-em-up. Flash Force I had the ability to punch and kick. Flash Force II added the ability to throw. Flash Force III added 2 additional characters and multiplayer. Flash Force IV added Weavel the Wobbler, a universally panned character for which the franchise is now hated for.

The logic still applies, imo, but the guy who introduced Weavel is probably on the street now.
  No no Walter, you totally make a good point but it just doesn't work that way with DMC, that's all.  For instance GoW2 is better than GoW, and I'm sure GoW3 will be the best of the series.  DMC is just messed up like that.  So I understand what your saying.  To be honest I just don't care for Kratos' design and weapons as much as Dantes.  That really sums it up.   
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 12, 2010, 06:38:28 PM
To be honest I just don't care for Kratos' design and weapons as much as Dantes.  That really sums it up.

Then that should have been your point from the beginning, not about the story or anything else. It's a lot easier to understand too. You just don't like Bayonetta's curves as much as Dante's manly pecs, is that it? :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Theoden on February 12, 2010, 06:40:01 PM
I must say I see what GASKA wanna say. I love the DMC games, in the order he said. I just did not have the chance yet to play to Bayonetta, but I just ( matter of taste of course ) thinks that the main character of Bayonetta is ridiculous. I never played it, ok. I judged it on seeing the artworks, watching the videos, and If you visually consider this character as a positive evolution or in any kind of improvement, then it's just your taste, and not an undeniable fact.

Logically, a game can make some progress, but it's also logic that the game, during its  evolution, can loose its substance and interest (look at the Resident Evil series, the 5 is a joke in the story point of view especially whith the end with Wesker... holy shit it was such a great character and they totally destroyed him .
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 12, 2010, 06:44:29 PM
I must say I see what GASKA wanna say. I love the DMC games, in the order he said. I just did not have the chance yet to play to Bayonetta, but I just ( matter of taste of course ) thinks that the main character of Bayonetta is ridiculous.

He wasn't originally talking about the character design though so that's a moot point.

look at the Resident Evil series, the 5 is a joke in the story point of view especially whith the end with Wesker... holy shit it was such a great character and they totally destroyed him .

Ohohoh, I don't think you know where you're stepping with this! RE5's story made a lot more sense than RE4's or RE:CV's. It at least tried to tie various subplots together and brought an end to the aberration that resurrecting Wesker (A great character? Reeeeaally?) was. There's a thread about it if you want to read more. :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on February 12, 2010, 08:28:48 PM
Even Famitsu gave the XBOX 360 version a perfect score and that is really rare. 

It's really not that rare aymore. It's just as rare as any other perfect score in a magazine review these days. Since 2008, seven games received a 40/40 from Famitsu. And really, reviews shouldn't be taken that seriously, go to the Aliens vs. Predator thread and read Game Informer's review of the game. It's laughable, the man actually says an aspect of the game "SUCKS". What an analysis!

About that video, c'mon man, that's shitty on purpose. I mean, it's impossible to do something that ridiculous without noticing how bad it is. Especially if you consider the director also made Okami, which is a very pretty game, the opposite of that distasteful crap.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 12, 2010, 08:42:49 PM
It's really not that rare aymore. It's just as rare as any other perfect score in a magazine review these days. Since 2008, seven games received a 40/40 from Famitsu. And really, reviews shouldn't be taken that seriously, go to the Aliens vs. Predator thread and read Game Informer's review of the game. It's laughable, the man actually says an aspect of the game "SUCKS". What an analysis!

About that video, c'mon man, that's shitty on purpose. I mean, it's impossible to do something that ridiculous without noticing how bad it is. Especially if you consider the director also made Okami, which is a very pretty game, the opposite of that distasteful crap.
I didn't know he made Okami too.  Okami is one of my favorite games ever and the best game on Wii so far.  I think Zelda TP is better on the Cube and Okami is better on the Wii.  I owned both for both systems to come to that conclusion.  Okami, what a beautiful game.   :beast:  As for Famitsu, I know they have been handing out perfect scores left and right lately but still, I give them more credit than most of the game reviews around today.  On a side note I think the website Metacritic.com is pretty awesome for reviews of both movie and game reviews.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death May Die on February 14, 2010, 11:45:01 AM
He wasn't originally talking about the character design though so that's a moot point.

Ohohoh, I don't think you know where you're stepping with this! RE5's story made a lot more sense than RE4's or RE:CV's. It at least tried to tie various subplots together and brought an end to the aberration that resurrecting Wesker (A great character? Reeeeaally?) was. There's a thread about it if you want to read more. :slan:

Speaking of which, I sold my original copy of RE 5 a while ago, I'll probably be a sucker and check out the up coming "Alternate Edition." On that note PSN has RE 1-3 for download, its quite nice, you can pick them up for $5.99 each.  :carcus:

Other wise I picked up Dante's Inferno, its alright, I picked it up with Ninja Gaiden Sigma, which I'm finding extremely difficult. Both of which kinda remind me of DMC in some aspects. I don't know, they look different, yet they feel familiar, like I've played them before. But fun none the less.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 14, 2010, 11:50:08 AM
Speaking of which, I sold my original copy of RE 5 a while ago, I'll probably be a sucker and check out the up coming "Alternate Edition."

The bonus content will be released as DLC on X360 so I'll probably get it that way, provided it's not too expensive.

On that note PSN has RE 1-3 for download, its quite nice, you can pick them up for $5.99 each.  :carcus:

No need for that here, I still have my old games. :iva:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 14, 2010, 03:08:42 PM
I'd like to know how Dante's Inferno compares to Darksiders and Bayonetta.  Ninja Gaiden is hard only until you get use to it.  You gotta master the Flying Swallow!! 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 14, 2010, 05:07:41 PM
http://www.commandandconquer.com/classic

Command and Conquer Red Alert, Tiberian Sun, and more, all for free.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 14, 2010, 06:27:34 PM


I just finished playing Final Fantasy XII. It was a good game for me. I didn't use the Gambit system as much, just basically the attack function to target enemies. The ending was so-so, but not so bad of a game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 14, 2010, 11:46:16 PM

I just finished playing Final Fantasy XII. It was a good game for me. I didn't use the Gambit system as much, just basically the attack function to target enemies. The ending was so-so, but not so bad of a game.
I think FFXII has the BEST battle system and gameplay out of ANY Final Fantasy.  Too bad the story was so boring  :puck:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: ori on February 14, 2010, 11:53:15 PM
I'd like to know how Dante's Inferno compares to Darksiders and Bayonetta.

I'm playing Dante's Inferno now. I'm about to play Bayonetta so I can give you my opinion on that when I do but idk. I mean they can't really be compared from what I've seen, heard and played in the demo. Just the feel for both games are on different ends of the spectrum imo.


Darksiders however, doesn't appeal to me because of the character designs. It reminds me too much of WoW and I hate WoW. So I can't help you there. I guess maybe what it comes down to is you're looking to know if people think those games are better or equal in fun to DI.


All that aside I'm really liking DI. I hear a lot of people say it's a rip-off to GOW which I don't quite understand....I like DI way better than GOW anyways. Don't get me wrong I think GOW is great but DI is so much better for me. I mean some of the level designs and enemy designs remind me of the Eclipse in Berserk. The music fits beautifully with the surroundings. The overall feel of the game appeals to me more.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on February 14, 2010, 11:55:53 PM
I think FFXII has the BEST battle system and gameplay out of ANY Final Fantasy.  Too bad the story was so boring  :puck:

Final Fantasy XII does not have the best battle system, nor does it have the best gameplay IMO. FFVI has a much better battle system and definitely better gameplay. As I said this is just my opinion, don't take this so seriously like you did about Bayonetta being better than DMC. :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 15, 2010, 12:31:10 AM
Final Fantasy XII does not have the best battle system, nor does it have the best gameplay IMO. FFVI has a much better battle system and definitely better gameplay.

Turn-based random battles? Really?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on February 15, 2010, 12:49:33 AM
Turn-based random battles? Really?

Yes, only when it comes to Final Fantasy games though. I have played FF I-X which is why I am so used to the turn based random battle's. I have tried playing FFXII but I just couldn't get into it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 15, 2010, 03:07:21 AM
I'm playing Dante's Inferno now. I'm about to play Bayonetta so I can give you my opinion on that when I do but idk. I mean they can't really be compared from what I've seen, heard and played in the demo. Just the feel for both games are on different ends of the spectrum imo.


Darksiders however, doesn't appeal to me because of the character designs. It reminds me too much of WoW and I hate WoW. So I can't help you there. I guess maybe what it comes down to is you're looking to know if people think those games are better or equal in fun to DI.


All that aside I'm really liking DI. I hear a lot of people say it's a rip-off to GOW which I don't quite understand....I like DI way better than GOW anyways. Don't get me wrong I think GOW is great but DI is so much better for me. I mean some of the level designs and enemy designs remind me of the Eclipse in Berserk. The music fits beautifully with the surroundings. The overall feel of the game appeals to me more.
  Thanks Ori.  This is sorta good news.  I love the Divine Comedy.  I was hoping to get this game someday, I just wish they stuck to the script.  Darksiders does look like WoW but wasn't the art done by some famous comic book artist?

Don't worry Slan, no hard feelings  :ganishka:  Final Fantasy VI is my second favorite Final Fantasy next to VII.  I thought the exploring and battle system in XII was amazing and much easier than pressing buttons over and over to do the same actions.  I loved how fast paced it was and Ivalice is one of the most beautiful places to visit.  I wouldn't mind turned based as much if I could jump right into battle like I could in XII.  I own every FF game as well.  I can't wait to see how XIII plays out.     
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 15, 2010, 03:55:09 AM
Catching up on the backlog of games I bought on Steam over the holidays. Just beat BioShock, felt it was extremely overrated. And now I'm onto Red Faction: Guerilla, which is quite a lot of fun. It's a refreshingly unpretentious game about smashing things with your hammer and blowing shit up with explosives.   :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 15, 2010, 06:20:01 AM
Catching up on the backlog of games I bought on Steam over the holidays. Just beat BioShock, felt it was extremely overrated. And now I'm onto Red Faction: Guerilla, which is quite a lot of fun. It's a refreshingly unpretentious game about smashing things with your hammer and blowing shit up with explosives.   :guts:
It's always fun blowing stuff up.  I also thought Bioshock was overrated.  Of course I did play it after I beat Fallout 3.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on February 15, 2010, 04:14:51 PM
Just downloaded The Secret of Monkey Island on my iPod Touch. I haven't played this game since I was 9. :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 15, 2010, 04:29:39 PM
Speaking of iPhone/iPod Touch ... Plants vs Zombies just came out for it. That's my game of 2009, in case anyone was looking for a recommendation. :ubik:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Jaze1618 on February 16, 2010, 02:05:20 AM
I agree that compared to Fallout3 Bio shock does not hold up.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 16, 2010, 02:19:32 AM
I agree that compared to Fallout3 Bio shock does not hold up.
Fallout spoiled us.  I hope the next Elder Scrolls is done with the same care as Fallout 3. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 16, 2010, 03:57:04 AM
I agree that compared to Fallout3 Bio shock does not hold up.
I don't even know what you guys are talking about. How do you even compare the two? Other than the first-person perspective they're played from, BioShock and Fallout 3 are completely different games. Is Super Mario Bros. better than Legend of Zelda?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on February 16, 2010, 04:44:50 AM
Indeed, they both have guns....uh, that's it. For the record, I enjoyed Bioshock and didn't care much for Fallout 3. I loved the atmosphere, audio, and visuals of the former, while I found the latter to be boring. Maybe Oblivion's engine had something to do with it; I had such high expectations for Elder Scrolls IV and the game left a bad taste in my mouth.

In any case, Bethesda's going to have to make combat a bit more interesting in their games if they want me to keep playing them. Until then I'm BioWare's bitch.  :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on February 16, 2010, 05:49:44 AM
I'm also catching up to the stuff I got on the holidays, currently playing Indigo Prophecy. Enjoying it so far... my only complaints are a few uninspired puzzles here and there. I'm really digging the story and characters.

How do you even compare the two?

After the ICO and Devil May Cry comparison, anything should be expected.  :void:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 16, 2010, 08:30:44 PM
yeah you're cool Eluvei.  Ico and Colussus are both action adventure game wether you like it or not.  And Bioshock and Fallout are both FPS, Fallout being an RPG too but nonethless both are FPS and both take place in almost the same time period as far as I'm concerned.  Other than that they don't have much in common.  
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2010, 08:44:28 PM
Ico and Colussus are both action adventure game wether you like it or not.  And Bioshock and Fallout are both FPS, Fallout being an RPG too but nonethless both are FPS and both take place in almost the same time period as far as I'm concerned.

Seriously man, you don't know what the hell you're talking about, so why don't you just let it go? Do you seriously believe Ico and DMC are the same type of game? Stop taking those awkward labels ("action-adventure") literally and think about it for a second. It's ridiculous. And just because a game has you playing from a first-person perspective does not actually make it a FPS. Bonus points for the Fallout/Bioshock time period comment.

P.S. Hexen > Shadow of the Colossus :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 16, 2010, 08:52:22 PM
Ico and Colussus are both action adventure game wether you like it or not.
This is some hilarious nonsense. Seriously, what business does the word "action" have describing ICO? The limited stick-hitting combat makes it an action game on par with Devil May Cry? Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds?

By that logic, Banjo Kazooie is in the same genre. Action games. But Banjo also has some RPG-like qualities, like having dialogue and colors. But is it better than Final Fantasy VII?

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And Bioshock and Fallout are both FPS, Fallout being an RPG too but nonethless both are FPS and both take place in almost the same time period as far as I'm concerned.
Same time period? Really? So, 195X = 227X? I suppose you mean the art direction is similar (even though it's not). Why didn't you just say that instead of the blatantly erroneous "same time period"?

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Other than that they don't have much in common.  
Ok, so why even bother saying that playing Fallout 3 spoiled your BioShock experience? You already admitted they have nothing in common except for the perspective they're played from. So, what's a better FPS, Unreal Tournament III or Eye of the Beholder? Theyre in the same genre, right?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 16, 2010, 09:33:30 PM
okeydokey, then what the hell would you call Ico and Colussus?  pfft, I don't really care at this point.  As for Bioshock...when I played through Fallout 3 I thought it was amazing!!  I haven't been so lost in a game since Okami (I think).  Let me point out I'm not into FPS in the first place.  After Fallout I decided to check out Bioshock because I heard good things.  I came to the conclusion that Bioshock is overhyped shit and Fallout 3 is legendary.  So you asked why did Fallout spoil my Bioshock experience?  Well according to my standards, Fallout 3 set the tone.  Deus EX, blah blah (enter any other FPS adventure RPG or whatever genres you people lable games as) won't have shit on Fallout.  The only FPS game that comes close is the Metroid Prime series and BREAKDOWN for XBOX.  Now there is an underated game.  I haven't played Mass Effect 1 or 2 but I would LOVE to.  Too bad for me I hate XBOX.     
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on February 16, 2010, 09:43:48 PM
The only FPS game that comes close is the Metroid Prime series and BREAKDOWN for XBOX.  Now there is an underated game.  I haven't played Mass Effect 1 or 2 but I would LOVE to.  Too bad for me I hate XBOX.    

If you say that Breakdown for the XBOX is an underrated game then why the hell do you hate XBOX. That really doesn't make much sense as the game is only for the XBOX.  :schierke: By the way you seemed to have dodged Aaz's question.

Quote from: Aazealh
You just don't like Bayonetta's curves as much as Dante's manly pecs, is that it?

:carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 16, 2010, 09:45:57 PM
GASKA, you are a very, very confused boy.

PS: World of Warcraft > Final Fantasy VII.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Marik on February 16, 2010, 09:50:12 PM
okeydokey, then what the hell would you call Ico and Colussus?  pfft, I don't really care at this point. 

Ah! Come on! Are you still insisting with those comparisons?! I never heard something like that with so much belief.
I don't know what to add to the explanations of Aaz and Walter, trying to show you some elementary differences between Ico and Shadow toward DMC.

Even trying to think that you're right, I don't even know how to argue this weird belief.

Try to explain some REAL reason for this comparison(reliable please, not only the fact that the main character jump and wield a sword..even in Alundra that happens quite often I guess) if you can, or please, don't bother again with this idea.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2010, 10:04:50 PM
what the hell would you call Ico and Colussus?

First off, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus aren't really the same kind of game. ICO's gameplay is mostly centered around puzzles, and its unique gameplay mechanic is the fact you have to care for Yorda as you go along. Shadow of the Colossus is a lot more action-oriented, everybody will tell you that (including Fumito Ueda). Second, games don't actually have to fit into preconceived, restrictive genres. Those are informative at best and hardly authoritative at all. They might have more or less worked 25 years ago but they don't anymore.

So you asked why did Fallout spoil my Bioshock experience?  Well according to my standards, Fallout 3 set the tone.  Deus EX, blah blah (enter any other FPS adventure RPG or whatever genres you people lable games as) won't have shit on Fallout.  The only FPS game that comes close is the Metroid Prime series and BREAKDOWN for XBOX.  Now there is an underated game.

But Fallout 3 is not a FPS. It's a role playing game. Sure, it's played from a first-person perspective, and sure, you shoot things in it. But it's not a FPS. Now, I could also argue that the Metroid Prime games have little to nothing in common with Crysis or Call of Duty but I don't think it's really worth the trouble. Any sensible person will know what I mean. The others can keep living in their little world where King's Field is just like Mirror's Edge.

I haven't played Mass Effect 1 or 2 but I would LOVE to.  Too bad for me I hate XBOX.

Too bad, the Mass Effect series has action and adventure so it's pretty much just like Devil May Cry, ICO or Ôkami, and it's set in the same time period than Fallout 3 and Bioshock too! :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 16, 2010, 10:15:05 PM
Aazealh and slan69 please kiss my ass.  Since you guys already know everything there's no point in teaching you anything because you already know it.  Why don't you both get off my back and quit looking down on me?  I'm kinda happy we don't see eye to eye.  I'd hate to think like you, and to tell the truth, I actually feel sorry for you.   
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on February 16, 2010, 10:19:57 PM
Aazealh and slan69 please kiss my ass.  Since you guys already know everything there's no point in teaching you anything because you already know it.  Why don't you both get off my back and quit looking down on me?  I'm kinda happy we don't see eye to eye.  I'd hate to think like you, and to tell the truth, I actually feel sorry for you.    

Yeah I bet you would hate to think like me and Aaz. Unlike you we actually have something called a brain. And you still have not told us if you like Dante's manly pecs or Bayonetta's curves. I'll just go ahead and assume you like Dante's manly pecs.  :carcus:

Too bad, the Mass Effect series has action and adventure so it's pretty much just like Devil May Cry, ICO or Ôkami, and it's set in the same time period than Fallout 3 and Bioshock too! :troll:
:ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on February 16, 2010, 10:24:36 PM
Aazealh and slan69 please kiss my ass.  Since you guys already know everything there's no point in teaching you anything because you already know it.  Why don't you both get off my back and quit looking down on me?  I'm kinda happy we don't see eye to eye.  I'd hate to think like you, and to tell the truth, I actually feel sorry for you.

I feel sorry for them too. :ganishka:



On the other hand, this all fills me with such nostalgia for the old days. :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on February 16, 2010, 10:29:06 PM
Aazealh and slan69 please kiss my ass.  Since you guys already know everything there's no point in teaching you anything because you already know it.  Why don't you both get off my back and quit looking down on me?  I'm kinda happy we don't see eye to eye.  I'd hate to think like you, and to tell the truth, I actually feel sorry for you.    

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/8631/1261837489089.gif)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2010, 10:30:53 PM
Aazealh and slan69 please kiss my ass.

Careful now, if you're disrespectful to the lady I'm going to have to be a meanie. :azan:

Since you guys already know everything there's no point in teaching you anything because you already know it.

Finally someone who understands! :troll:

Why don't you both get off my back and quit looking down on me?

":judo:"
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on February 16, 2010, 10:33:59 PM
The only FPS game that comes close is the Metroid Prime series

The funniest thing here is the fact that Fallout 3 can be fully played on a third person perspective without having to directly point the gun (by using VATS). :ganishka:

I just finished Indigo Prophecy and man, I have never seen a videogame fall so much... it just went totally downhill. They really destroyed the whole story, the dialogues became truly laughable at some point, and the gameplay just got old and repetitive. Way to destroy a game with a great beginning.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on February 16, 2010, 10:35:00 PM
Wow. You've utterly ruined this thread, GASKA.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on February 16, 2010, 10:35:46 PM

I just finished Indigo Prophecy and man, I have never seen a videogame fall so much... it just went totally downhill. They really destroyed the whole story, the dialogues became truly laughable at some point, and the gameplay just got old and repetitive. Way to destroy a game with a great beginning.
Hobo Illuminati :iva:

Also, did you guys know that Berserk and Vagabond take place in the same time period? They both have swords! My mind was blown. :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2010, 10:36:32 PM
I just finished Indigo Prophecy and man, I have never seen a videogame fall so much... it just went totally downhill. They really destroyed the whole story, the dialogues became truly laughable at some point, and the gameplay just got old and repetitive. Way to destroy a game with a great beginning.

What, you mean you didn't like the PURPLE CLAN? Still, I rate Indigo Prophecy higher than Crash Bandicoot on my action game list.

By the way, which fighting game do you prefer between these:

1) Double Dragon 2
2) Street Fighter 2
3) Shenmue 2
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 16, 2010, 10:37:06 PM
I just finished Indigo Prophecy and man, I have never seen a videogame fall so much... it just went totally downhill. They really destroyed the whole story, the dialogues became truly laughable at some point, and the gameplay just got old and repetitive. Way to destroy a game with a great beginning.
I haven't played it yet (bought it over the holidays like everyone else) but from what I know of its development, apparently they ran out of time, and didn't have time to do what they wanted with the game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 16, 2010, 10:38:14 PM
Wow. You've utterly ruined this thread, GASKA.
Looks to me like this thread was ruined before it started  :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on February 16, 2010, 10:39:21 PM

By the way, which fighting game do you prefer between these:

1) Double Dragon 2
2) Street Fighter 2
3) Shenmue 2
You forgot to put in No More Heroes Aaz! That's my favorite.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on February 16, 2010, 10:43:44 PM
Looks to me like this thread was ruined before it started  :ganishka:

I think GASKA thinks he's funny. Anyways back on topic, I just wanted to ask you guys is Mass Effect better for the PC or the XBOX 360? I still have not made up my mind yet on which to purchase it for. :farnese: I would love to start playing as soon as possible.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on February 16, 2010, 10:46:24 PM
I think GASKA thinks he's funny. Anyways back on topic, I just wanted to ask you guys is Mass Effect better for the PC or the XBOX 360? I still have not made up my mind yet on which to purchase it for. :farnese:
Depends... if you have a good enough PC to play it on high graphics, play it for PC. Or maybe you'd prefer to have it on your 1080p 52 inch tv? :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on February 16, 2010, 10:46:46 PM
I haven't played it yet (bought it over the holidays like everyone else) but from what I know of its development, apparently they ran out of time, and didn't have time to do what they wanted with the game.

Judging from the ending, I think that if they did what they wanted to, it would have been even worse! I'm glad they ran out of time!  :troll:

By the way, which fighting game do you prefer between these:

1) Double Dragon 2
2) Street Fighter 2
3) Shenmue 2

Enter the Dragon. Not sure it qualifies as a game though, but they are all part of a tournament, which is kinda like a game so it must be a game so that's my final answer!

I think GASKA thinks he's funny. Anyways back on topic, I just wanted to ask you guys is Mass Effect better for the PC or the XBOX 360? I still have not made up my mind yet on which to purchase it for. :farnese:

Well, he did make everyone laugh at him.

Mass Effect is originally an XBOX game. If you have a choice, play it on the console.
Mass Effect 2 came out for X360 and PC simultaneously, so it probably makes no difference.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2010, 10:52:39 PM
My favorite action-adventure game is Tobal n°1.

Anyways back on topic, I just wanted to ask you guys is Mass Effect better for the PC or the XBOX 360? I still have not made up my mind yet on which to purchase it for. :farnese: I would love to start playing as soon as possible.

Well you have to take into account that the gameplay's designed around the Xbox 360 controller. Some menus are easier to navigate on PC when it comes to Mass Effect 1, but overall they're not that bad of a hassle on the console version anyway. Lastly, I personally think the game should be enjoyed on a big ass TV. :badbone:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on February 16, 2010, 10:54:04 PM
Thanks Aaz, Dar Klink and Eluvei. I think I will most likely get Mass Effect 1&2 for the XBOX 360 then.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: GASKA on February 16, 2010, 10:56:49 PM
Well, he did make everyone laugh at him.
Nobody worth mentioning, or with any backbone at all  :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2010, 11:03:37 PM
Nobody worth mentioning, or with any backbone at all  :ganishka:

Yeah man, no one here is as hardcore as you! Well, good thing you have an awesome life to go back to since no one here is worth mentioning.

My brother got me into Berserk.  I remember watching the cartoon for the first time.  It blew me away.  Right after that night I cut my nose.  Everyone at work the next day asked me what happened.  I told them I was in a sword fight with Gambino.  They think I'm weird anyway so I really didn't care.   :chomp:

The thread may now resume its normal activities.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on February 16, 2010, 11:13:33 PM
The thread may now resume its normal activities.

Well, in that case... Since you mentioned Ico (btw, how do you pronounce that, I heard a couple of variations) and SotC, both game are just fantastic, I first played them last year and still under an impression, can't wait to play Last Guardian.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2010, 11:15:54 PM
(btw, how do you pronounce that, I heard a couple of variations)

Well it's "イコ" in Japanese, so 'i' as in... "in" and 'co' as in "correct" should be close enough.

can't wait to play Last Guardian.

Not a PS3 owner here unfortunately. :judo:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on February 16, 2010, 11:20:57 PM
Well it's "イコ" in Japanese, so 'i' as in... "in" and 'co' as in "correct" should be close enough.
Damn, I'm used to call it ICO (as in "Icon")...


Not a PS3 owner here unfortunately. :judo:
Same is here. I hope I'll get in time.  :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on February 16, 2010, 11:36:09 PM
... and here I am late for the thread shitting.  :sad:  I always miss the fun stuff.

Anyways, I broke the 100 hour mark for L4D2. Been having fun on the 9vs9+ servers. Those are always great fun especially with some of the custom rules they have on there.

Such as killing special infected can either drop weapons, medical supplies, or spawn tank's and witches!  :ubik:

Makes it feel like a true hopeless situation against a never ending zombie horde.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 16, 2010, 11:42:18 PM
Not a PS3 owner here unfortunately. :judo:

Feeling your pain bro...  :judo:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on February 17, 2010, 01:20:20 AM
Fortunately I know no such pain  :iva: As soon as I finish Bioshock 2, I'll be chipping away at my PS3 releases. I still need to open Uncharted 2 and finish Demon's Souls, which after 10 hours, is slowly transitioning from "Ow. Ow. STOP IT." to "Hey, this game's kinda fun when I don't suck."

Also: Plants Vs. Zombies on the iPhone is way too good at killing time.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Scorpio on February 17, 2010, 02:05:01 AM
Or maybe you'd prefer to have it on your 1080p 52 inch tv? :carcus:

Lastly, I personally think the game should be enjoyed on a big ass TV. :badbone:

I can't do this with a PC?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on February 17, 2010, 02:13:23 AM
I can't do this with a PC?
Pffft 52" Plasma? I suppose that's ok if your on a budget. Why not get one of the new ATI 5000 series video card and plug that mofo to 6 24" LCD monitors? Go big or get out!  :badbone:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/eyefinity/whatiseyefinity/Pages/what-is-eyefinity.aspx
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on February 17, 2010, 02:36:14 AM
I can't do this with a PC?

This discussion seems to be showing up a lot since this sad announcement. (http://kotaku.com/5470976/alan-wake-wont-be-shining-a-torch-on-the-pc)

 :sad:

Same is here. I hope I'll get in time.  :serpico:

I'll get a PS3 for The Last Guardian alone, basically. I'll go wherever Team Ico goes (which means I'll follow Sony as long Ueda's there), but I'm waiting for the game's release, maybe there's a price cut until then (unlikely, I know). None of the exclusives released so far have sparked my interest, but I'll happily play Uncharted and Demon's Souls when I have it, they seem very nice.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on February 17, 2010, 04:24:45 AM
I can't do this with a PC?
Oh yeah, you can... but I shouldn't be one to talk, I don't have a good gaming pc, tv, 360, or PS3...
Need to get a PS3 for Last Guardian though :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Scorpio on February 17, 2010, 05:29:27 AM
Why not get one of the new ATI 5000 series video card and plug that mofo to 6 24" LCD monitors? Go big or get out!  :badbone:

I do have a 5870, and whenever I visit my parents I make sure to bring my computer along so it can enjoy their 70in bigscreen. Maybe I too can one day afford a monolith like that...

Oh yeah, you can... but I shouldn't be one to talk, I don't have a good gaming pc, tv, 360, or PS3...
Need to get a PS3 for Last Guardian though :serpico:

I just wanted to point out that if your computer is up to scratch, playing on a bigscreen is one of the most rewarding things you can do with it. I won't stand for you guys putting down the PC master race!   :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on February 17, 2010, 06:25:44 AM

I just wanted to point out that if your computer is up to scratch, playing on a bigscreen is one of the most rewarding things you can do with it. I won't stand for you guys putting down the PC master race!   :troll:
Oh, don't worry, I'm only a dirty console peasant because I lack the funds to build a good gaming pc and am horrible at saving money. :troll: If I could afford it I'd have a fucking awesome tv, PC, PS3, and Wii to cover all my gaming bases.
Back to the thread topic, I beat No More Heroes 2, and now have just been dicking around with stupid flash games, for some reason I don't have the attention span for games that I used to... :judo:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on February 17, 2010, 07:59:08 AM
This discussion seems to be showing up a lot since this sad announcement. (http://kotaku.com/5470976/alan-wake-wont-be-shining-a-torch-on-the-pc)

 :sad:


FFFFF--


 :judo:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2010, 10:57:43 AM
I can't do this with a PC?

Why, did I say you couldn't? :femto:

Pffft 52" Plasma? I suppose that's ok if your on a budget. Why not get one of the new ATI 5000 series video card and plug that mofo to 6 24" LCD monitors? Go big or get out!

Unfortunately I'm not sure Mass Effect 1 is compatible with Eyefinity.

I'll get a PS3 for The Last Guardian alone, basically. I'll go wherever Team Ico goes (which means I'll follow Sony as long Ueda's there), but I'm waiting for the game's release, maybe there's a price cut until then (unlikely, I know).

Who knows man, there might be a deal when the game comes out. I'd do the same if I were you.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on February 17, 2010, 09:19:25 PM
Just finished Bioshock 2. Overall: gameplay was an improvement over the first. Story wasn't as interesting, but I expected that since we're already familiar with Rapture. The last couple hours though were superb; a hefty amount of emotionally engaging stuff that I definitely prefer to the Big Daddy sequence at the end of the first game.


Uncharted 2, HOOOOO!  :puck:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: DirectDK on February 18, 2010, 07:54:40 PM
Soooo... I don't chime in on this thread often, which is strange since I <3 video games :SK: but the one game that I ALWAYS play, and have been for a decade now is Smash Bros.  I pretty much only play the Wii one now, but I was a fan of all of them.  Any east coast brawlers on this boards?  Hit me up with your fc. :slan:

Other than that, well, I DID get Bayonetta and have played maybe 3 hours in, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.  I didn't like the character designs at first (when seeing it pictures/reviews), but upon playing it I totally changed my mind.  The music is good too.  Overall, I'm a happy customer.

I also bought DJ Hero when it came out and I might be in the minority, but I really like this game.  Rhythm games are already fun for me, but I never got too much into Rock Band and the likes.  I would say I like DJ Hero even more than Beatmania!

The game I want to get and play: UNCHARTED 2 and MASS EFFECT.  And no, Aaz didn't tell me to say that but he's been bugging me to play for months.  We kinda made a deal anyways.  He watches Battlestar Galactica, and I play ME.  Um... so far he has kept his end of the deal, and I have not. :griffnotevil:

PS, I own and have played Ico and SoTC but I didn't beat them.  Shameful I know.  I love them... just. no. time.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on February 18, 2010, 08:11:59 PM
Soooo... I don't chime in on this thread often, which is strange since I <3 video games :SK: but the one game that I ALWAYS play, and have been for a decade now is Smash Bros.  I pretty much only play the Wii one now, but I was a fan of all of them.  Any east coast brawlers on this boards?  Hit me up with your fc. :slan:
Oh man, I haven't played Brawl in so long, I'm sure I'm rusty as hell now... I'll post my friendcode for it in here though at some point when I'm not too lazy to turn my Wii on :troll:

PS, I own and have played Ico and SoTC but I didn't beat them.  Shameful I know.  I love them... just. no. time.
I...used. to. respect. you. :judo:

Anyway, playing Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth... or as I like to call it Perfect Prosecutor: Miles Edgeworth,COME ON HOW COULD THEY NOT CALL IT THAT!? It would've been the perfect set up for Incompetent Investigator: Dick Gumshoe :troll:. Really loving it so far, but that may just be because I've been craving some more AA lately.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: DirectDK on February 18, 2010, 08:26:13 PM
Oh man, I haven't played Brawl in so long, I'm sure I'm rusty as hell now... I'll post my friendcode for it in here though at some point when I'm not too lazy to turn my Wii on :troll:

Hahaha, cool.

I...used. to. respect. you. :judo:

Yes, I should be slapped!!!

OH and DUH, how could I forget.  I play Street Fighter 4 at work, after hours at least once a week.  We have 2 tournament edition sticks set up on a high table and I've been in training since it came out last year.  I am stoked for Super!!!  New Japanese trailer just came out for Makoto, Ibuki and Dudley! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8FKJq8LTaM&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on February 18, 2010, 08:47:13 PM
I want to chime in and agree that Bayonetta really caught me off guard. When I first saw it, I was completely turned off by it. It looked really laughable to me, but after getting it and playing it for awhile I really enjoy it. Every facet just seems to drip with the feeling that they put a ton of work into making a solid product, even the laughably terrible dialogue.

I'm playing Ace Attorny Investigations as well right now. Just got it last night so I can't say much about it. I've got Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2 to play as well, but as with others, I just don't have the time to get to them  yet. I'm a little worried since we're coming up fast on Final Fantasy 13 and Spring Break isn't going to be much a help considering I'll be away on a cruise the whole time.

Oh backlog, how you grow and grow~
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on February 18, 2010, 10:38:52 PM
I've got Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2 to play as well, but as with others, I just don't have the time to get to them  yet.

I thought you were a hero....heroes don't do things like this.  :sad:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on February 18, 2010, 10:51:00 PM
I just canceled my pre-order for Final Fantasy XIII. It hurt me to do it, especially since I pre-ordered it the day that option was available, I just don't have the cash right now. I'm going to put it on my birthday list, so I only have to wait until 5/28/10 to play. This also means I don't have the money to download Mass Effect on Steam, either. :farnese:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 18, 2010, 11:08:35 PM
This also means I don't have the money to download Mass Effect on Steam, either. :farnese:

Any last words before the ban?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 19, 2010, 12:05:25 AM
I just don't have the cash right now. I'm going to put it on my birthday list, so I only have to wait until 5/28/10 to play. This also means I don't have the money to download Mass Effect on Steam, either. :farnese:
If you mean the original Mass Effect, I can hook you up with a copy on Steam. Just PM me your steam name.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 19, 2010, 12:16:45 AM
If you mean the original Mass Effect, I can hook you up with a copy on Steam. Just PM me your steam name.

I second that. If anybody wants to play it on the 360 I can hook you up with my game for anyone that doesn't want to miss out on it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on February 19, 2010, 01:54:20 AM
Stalker: Call of Pripyat and on occasion my fourth playthrough of Mass Effect 2
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 19, 2010, 02:22:11 AM
Stalker: Call of Pripyat and on occasion my fourth playthrough of Mass Effect 2
Let me know how the new Stalker game is. I'm curious, since I liked the game design and premise of the first one, but felt it was poorly executed and rough around the edges.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on February 19, 2010, 06:00:50 AM
Any last words before the ban?

I really enjoyed my time here? :void:

If you mean the original Mass Effect, I can hook you up with a copy on Steam. Just PM me your steam name.

Will do! Thanks a ton, Walter!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on February 19, 2010, 07:00:32 AM
Wow, I didn't know The Society for Mass Effect Awareness was so kind. I'm glad for you, Rhombaad. You won't even remember what Final Fantasy XIII is by the time you finish Mass Effect for the fiftieth time!

Now I'm playing Mega Man Zero for the first time. I was skeptical about it, but it's actually pretty cool.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on February 19, 2010, 02:53:59 PM
I just got the notice in my e-mail. Thanks again, Walter! I'm so excited to play it this weekend! :serpico:

Wow, I didn't know The Society for Mass Effect Awareness was so kind. I'm glad for you, Rhombaad.

Neither did I. Walter is the man.

You won't even remember what Final Fantasy XIII is by the time you finish Mass Effect for the fiftieth time!

That sounds about right based on the great things I've heard from everyone else here.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on February 20, 2010, 06:50:36 AM
while all that dmc vs ico ordeal got me a headache while reading.. one thing great came from it for me..

Well, in that case... Since you mentioned Ico (btw, how do you pronounce that, I heard a couple of variations) and SotC, both game are just fantastic, I first played them last year and still under an impression, can't wait to play Last Guardian.


Thank you so much for mentioning Last Guardian!!! I don't keep up to date on games but I had no idea there was a 3rd installment of the series!! This is great, I can't wait.

I'm currently playing Dante's inferno and so far so good. It's a pretty fun beat'em up game. I need to finish dragon age, I got wynn on my team and she kicks so much butt! but then I hadn't played much since. I didn't like mass effect on xbox so I'm going to try it on PC. And I need to finish uncharted and then start uncharted 2 since I bought both of them. Grr.. so much to do.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 20, 2010, 11:46:47 AM
Right now I'm playing RE5's DLC, Lost in Nightmares. Should be done with quickly.

Thank you so much for mentioning Last Guardian!!! I don't keep up to date on games but I had no idea there was a 3rd installment of the series!! This is great, I can't wait.

Here's the thread, if you're interested: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10275.0 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10275.0)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on February 20, 2010, 01:57:25 PM
while all that dmc vs ico ordeal got me a headache while reading.. one thing great came from it for me..

Thank you so much for mentioning Last Guardian!!! I don't keep up to date on games but I had no idea there was a 3rd installment of the series!! This is great, I can't wait.
Sure, don't mention it. Have you seen the trailer?
Sure, don't mention it. Have you seen the trailer?

Right now I'm playing RE5's DLC, Lost in Nightmares. Should be done with quickly.
Is it available for PC? Didn't like the game(after RE4 the fifth installment looked like ass, and I don't mean the graphics), but I like the opportunity to relive RE1 moments.



Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Berserker Puck on February 20, 2010, 02:42:48 PM
I am playing to inFAMOUS but not very often these days :puck:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on February 20, 2010, 03:47:47 PM
Is it available for PC? Didn't like the game(after RE4 the fifth installment looked like ass, and I don't mean the graphics), but I like the opportunity to relive RE1 moments.

I'm not sure it's available on PC actually. Anyway it's a fun experience for what it's worth, but I wish they had implemented the option to start back from the last checkpoint. I stopped right before the end the first time around and had to replay through the whole thing...

Playing with Barry in the mercenaries mode gave me a few laughs too. His finishing move is called "Miranda Rights" and he just busts out his magnum and shoots the enemy in the head while it's on the ground, saying "now, what's this?" :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on February 20, 2010, 04:09:49 PM
Just started playing Lost in Nightmares last night at 1 am. Looks gorgeous but there's only so much of the same mansion I can see over and over.

AvP was a big letdown, multiplayer is a tad better but we're not talking much.

Dante's Inferno I bought out of sheer curiosity, all I can see is that it's better playing that than AvP. It is a GoW clone, but hey if AvP was a CoD clone, it'd be that better of a game.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: ori on February 20, 2010, 05:54:53 PM
  I am stoked for Super!!!  New Japanese trailer just came out for Makoto, Ibuki and Dudley! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8FKJq8LTaM&feature=player_embedded)


Yes! I'm glad you put that link up there. I stopped following SSF4 when I heard about the shitty new character list but now that they're putting 3S characters in(I heard rumors long ago about them being in it though)  I'm happy and will be getting it now. When I saw Ibuki I just yelled out loud "YES!" I'm just wondering about all those trophies I got in SF4....I have to get them all over again in SSF4?


Dante's Inferno I bought out of sheer curiosity, all I can see is that it's better playing that than AvP. It is a GoW clone, but hey if AvP was a CoD clone, it'd be that better of a game.


I wouldn't go so far as to call it a clone. I mean if you want to call it that, GOW is a clone too. It's a game with an unoriginal story(besides the inclusion of Kratos) and part of the gameplay is much like DMC, Lament of Innocence and even the Berserk DC/PS2 versions.

GOW fits within the genre of those button smashing action games. Button smashing combos dominate much of GOW and I know there's more to it than that but when I first saw those button inputs to kill an enemy in GOW I instantly thought of Berserk DC. Cause that's the 1st time I saw any sort of button input during a scene.

DI is unoriginal in story and gameplay as well since its typical gameplay of the genre it's in. I think GOW is great and I love DI. All I'm saying is that one is not cloning the other but are game creations typical of that genre. To me it's like Mario is to Sonic as Street Fighter is to Mortal Kombat.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on February 20, 2010, 07:26:39 PM
Sure, don't mention it. Have you seen the trailer?
Is it available for PC? Didn't like the game(after RE4 the fifth installment looked like ass, and I don't mean the graphics), but I like the opportunity to relive RE1 moments.

Yeah, as soon as I read your post I looked up the trailer - it's so awesome.

Thanks for the Last Guardian link Aazealth, that has a better trailer in it then the one I youtubed.

The SSFIV link Derek posted was awesome too!!!

I guess not many people here play Blazblue? It's a really fun 2d fighter (from the guys that did guilty gear) and has amazing graphics/backgrounds.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on February 21, 2010, 03:08:41 PM

I wouldn't go so far as to call it a clone. I mean if you want to call it that, GOW is a clone too. It's a game with an unoriginal story(besides the inclusion of Kratos) and part of the gameplay is much like DMC, Lament of Innocence and even the Berserk DC/PS2 versions.

Ok fine, so it's a clone of a clone of a clone .... Seriously? I agree with proj.  When GoW came out it was ok that it had been done before because GoW was doing it better. Dante's Inferno is just riding on the trail of success from those games, only it's left in the dust. It's just not as good or interesting. I just don't buy it, in this day and age? It's so lacking I'm surprised people are even trying to justify it so much. I can almost imagine what the board meeting for that game was like.

"Ok guys so we need a GoW type game for the 360 because people seem to really like that. Why don't we use the same idea's and add some overdramatic scenes from Gladiator and... people will eat it up".

BtW, the final boss in Dante's Inferno was a joke. It was lame and easy. No passion at all, unlike GoW. Now that was ....
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on February 22, 2010, 12:32:57 AM
Ah man, Braid is wonderful. I replay it just for the gorgeous art and music. Have you gotten the six secret stars yet?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on February 22, 2010, 05:40:25 AM
Ah man, Braid is wonderful. I replay it just for the gorgeous art and music. Have you gotten the six secret stars yet?

No I haven't, but I actually heard an interesting theory about collecting the stars and what it means.  So the game ends right? and you get to read all that crazy dialogue about Tim and his mother, and the atomic bomb, Tim being the creator.  There are a great many things you can take away from braid, but the most prominent lesson I think it's trying to promote is learning from a mistake.  Another strong theme is obsession, and the role it plays in the mistake.  Being obsessive can ruin things - like Tim was with the bomb, and in his relationship.  The point of what I was going to tell you though was that you aren't *supposed* to get the stars.  By getting the stars you are in fact being just like Tim, following his mistake.  Anyways, not to say it's true, but an interesting take on it.

PS: Everyone needs to play NOITU LOVE 2.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on February 22, 2010, 03:17:21 PM
I started playing Mass Effect last night and I'm loving it so far. I stayed up way too late last night completing assignments in Citadel. :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Kalie Ma on February 22, 2010, 06:27:30 PM
Ive been going back to Dissidia on PSP recently... Its pretty cool. My fav Zelda would have to be MM ^_^
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: deathbybears on February 22, 2010, 08:14:34 PM
I've been playing Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion. Alot. If any of you live in the Los Angeles area and play Tekken, PM me! I'm having gatherings every Thursday evening.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on February 22, 2010, 08:38:27 PM
Over the weekend, I spent pretty much all my gaming time with Shattered Horizon, a zero-gravity FPS set in space. It had a free weekend on Steam, and I ended up buying the game after having a whole lot of surprising fun. I play a lot of FPS games, but haven't had this much fun and been WOWed like this in a loooooong time. So I'm going to gush all over this thread about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJ9Ws1li-g&fmt=22

You're a space dude in zero gravity, fighting against another faction among asteroid clusters and space stations. You can maneuver in any direction, so the "horizon" constantly changes based on where you're attacking. One of the first things you'll have to adapt to is rolling to find a reasonably comfortable "ground."

The FPS market is flooded with online shooters, but this one manages to stand apart with its zero gravity mechanic. It's really, surprisingly fun and deep for an indie game. The gameplay revolves around a variation of hide and seek. Firefights do happen, and you're still trying to shoot the other team in the face of course, but every time you use thrusters to manuever yourself, it can give away your position because it makes  a flash of light from your jetpack. To be stealthy you have to use thrusters sparingly, moving only when you know no one is looking, and in the meantime, attach yourself to asteroids, which are rolling around in space. This is all very refreshing, considering most FPS these days are simply twitch-fests that use little to no tactics or strategy (looking at you, CoD).

Weapons are simple ... perhaps a little too simple. Everyone has an assault rifle with unlimited ammo, but you have to reload every 60 shots. And everyone has three modes of grenades: EMP which shuts down suit power among a big radius, an explosive grenade and an ICE grenade that provides a smokescreen.

There's also plenty of attention to detail that oozes quality: shoot the fuel tank on a guy's back and he explodes, pushing debris and everything around him away. Whenever you're low on health, a display announces "simulated sound offline" , as your suit's power switches automatically to repairing minor damage. During that, your HUD disappears, and you can't hear anything except your breathing and the emptiness of SPAAAAACE, as explosions and bullets light up everything around you. That's some really atmospheric stuff, considering the other games in this genre.

In case you didn't notice from the trailer, the game is gorgeous, and is all in DX10. My rig couldn't handle it too steadily with all the bells and whistles attached though, so I lowered them to improve performance in battles.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on February 22, 2010, 08:44:52 PM
You had me at "zero-gravity FPS." I checked out a gameplay video and it looks just as awesome as you describe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rhOU24HKw
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on February 22, 2010, 09:58:27 PM
Win7 and Directx10 required? No thanks.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on February 25, 2010, 12:29:13 AM
Let me know how the new Stalker game is. I'm curious, since I liked the game design and premise of the first one, but felt it was poorly executed and rough around the edges.
It's definitely an improvement over the last two. They've definitely added a lot of polish. The optimization also seems to be much better. Clear Sky caused an unpleasant FPS drop in certain areas but it's quite smooth this time around, even with the graphical settings mostly on high. There's some nice features that you have access to right away as well, like the ability to sleep and the option to repair and upgrade your weapons (more advanced upgrades require you to hunt down special tools, all of which are not immediately available). Finding artifacts is done the same way as in Clear Sky - you have to have your detector in one hand and a knife/pistol in the other. It definitely adds challenge as you sometimes have to go in to some pretty hazardous areas to get artifacts. I think it looks a bit silly to have a large watermelon sized glowing object pop up from the ground when successfully finding an article. There's also an NPC who can place special weapon and armour orders for you, provided you have enough cash.

Gameplay wise, it feels better than the previous two titles but it is not without its faults. A few minutes into the game, you have access to an overwhelming amount of side missions. So much that I've almost forgotten about the main plot missions. The atmosphere is this game's strongest point. In my opinion, the Stalker games have created the best and most believable post apocalyptic environment in any game that I've seen. It's especially cool at night time where the sky isn't just a dark blue like in many other games. Night time actually feels dark and dangerous. Excellent visual effects and some fabulous audio work add to the immersion. I do like that they've kept the system where every non mutant NPC has a unique name. I just wish that the various wandering stalkers actually had some varied personalities. Every stalker talks to you with the same attitude.

I'm not too far into the game but overall I'm enjoying what it has to offer so far. But then again, I loved Shadow of Chernobyl and Clear Sky as well. The new AI system works well enough but it's not without its problems. I've seen a few erratic animations and I've noticed some clipping issues. The english voice acting can also be pretty laughable at times. I recall a few NPCs that sound like a native english speaker deliberately trying to speak with a bad russian accent. All in all though, I like this game but it's not something that everyone can get into.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on February 27, 2010, 11:20:08 PM
Currently playing Lufia II Rise of the Sinistrals for the SNES.
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Post by: Aazealh on February 28, 2010, 12:30:29 AM
Castlevania the Adventure ReBirth (WiiWare). It's pretty cool.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on February 28, 2010, 12:41:46 AM
God of War 1 and 2, trying to get through them in preparation for the third. I enjoy the first game a lot, beat 'em ups just get too repetitive for me.

Also play a lot of Quake Live when I feel like quick, painless multiplayer. Anyone else here into Q3 wanna show me your stuff ?  :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on February 28, 2010, 05:48:30 AM
Currently playing Lufia II Rise of the Sinistrals for the SNES.

This game FTW. I remember grabbing it off a shelf after sifting through the bargain RPGs, and it turned out to be surprisingly good, even though it followed the traditional RPG formula seen so often in that era...it executed it with a unique quality.  I may have to start this game back up, if I can ever drop Pokemon Fire Red. : O The music spurs great nostalgia in me still, the opening segment for example...Du-dudududu dooo dooooo doo doo duu do do do, etc. 

Watch out for those jellies...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on March 09, 2010, 04:36:56 AM
been waiting to say this for a long time now....

What Are You Playing? Final Fantasy XIII
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on March 09, 2010, 05:27:50 AM
been waiting to say this for a long time now....

What Are You Playing? Final Fantasy XIII

Holy shit it's out? I'll get it tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on March 09, 2010, 06:57:44 AM
I'll be picking it up tomorrow, since I didn't care enough to do the midnight preorder thingy. I'd rather sleep tonight....or so I told myself.  *continues to browse various forums* I AM finally playing God of War 2 though. My favorite part about falling behind on games these days is that I don't have to suffer a couple years of anticipation like most people who keep up.  :iva:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on March 09, 2010, 07:20:22 PM
Man, fuck Final Fantasy. Though if that's your bag, then it's a good day to be you I suppose. Prodding aside, after playing Mass Effect, I'd be very skeptical to invest in a FF game. The different stories (mostly), the combat, etc., just makes me kind of cringe. Something about them never struck a chord with me, even during my 'It's Japanese I Gotta Have It' days.

Personally, I can't wait to play God of War 3.

Still have to beat Heavy Rain tho. Haven't played that in over a week.  :farnese:

Also, dl'd the demo for Serious Sam HD. Don't know if I should buy the game though.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on March 09, 2010, 07:47:23 PM
I started over Metroid Prime 3 after giving up on it about a year or so ago. So far Im liking it a lot. After you clear the early zones out, it gets very interesting.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Bekul on March 09, 2010, 08:54:33 PM
Bought the Orange Box a few weeks ago (yeah I know, late to the party) - Portal was fantastic, and Half Life 2... damn.  :ubik: What else have I been missing all these years? I gotta research!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Smitenheimer on March 10, 2010, 03:14:12 PM
If you have the orange box, you need to be playing team fortress 2.

It's a great game with 9 unique ways to play it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on March 10, 2010, 11:22:48 PM
Started playing FFXIII tonight and I must say I'm really blown away. Haven't gotten that far but the first hour was amazing, i thought. Got that special feeling I got when I started Mass Effect 2, just knowing the amount of time and effort that went into all the little details. As my friend put it "I'm a nook and cranny guy", and thats how playing this game makes me feel.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on March 10, 2010, 11:35:05 PM
Started playing FFXIII tonight and I must say I'm really blown away.

Well I rented it yesterday and I must say that I am also blown away, by the graphics that is. I like the new battle system although it's a little too fast paced and if you don't pay attention to your character's HP it can go down fast. That has only happened to me about twice so it's really not that big of a deal. I do like that after the battle you get all your HP back, which means using less items or MP to heal yourself. The one thing that bugs me about this game is that you can only control one character in battle. All in all I'd say this game is quite good. I would recommend you rent it before you rush to buy. :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death May Die on March 11, 2010, 10:56:22 PM
Got FF XIII just now, I hope it in fact...blows me away.  :void:
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Post by: Walter on March 11, 2010, 11:41:50 PM
Got FF XIII just now, I hope it in fact...blows me away.  :void:
There's little doubt in my mind that it'll blow you away.  :void:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on March 12, 2010, 05:38:41 PM
Played two hours of ToeJam & Earl with a bro today. Jammin'.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on March 12, 2010, 08:18:14 PM
I spent most of last weekend playing Mass Effect and I'm having a hard time going to sleep at night because of it. It's very hard to turn off.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on March 12, 2010, 08:29:57 PM
I spent most of last weekend playing Mass Effect and I'm having a hard time going to sleep at night because of it. It's very hard to turn off.
That's good to hear  :badbone:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on March 12, 2010, 10:40:38 PM
That's good to hear  :badbone:

My friend told me that if I liked Mass Effect the sequel would literally make me cum in my pants. Needless to say, I can't wait. :guts:

I'm glad to hear people are enjoying Final Fantasy XIII. I can't wait to play it, although I think I'm slowly becoming more and more distanced from the Final Fantasy series. So far nothing has lived up to VII and VIII, the first two I ever played (I've yet to play VI :farnese:), even though I had a lot of fun playing X. I've yet to play XII, but I've heard good things.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on March 12, 2010, 11:42:47 PM
To me, a reassuring sign of any Final Fantasy is if it polarizes people. For any given title from VII to XII, roughly half the internet loves it and half despise it. It may not guarantee you'll like it, but to me it suggests at least a decent game. Then there's FFVI...I haven't come across too many people who played that to completion and didn't enjoy it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Xem on March 13, 2010, 08:02:01 AM
You know you're getting old when most of the Final Fantasy fans you run into have never played VI, especially considering it was the hottest game on the market when it came out. I still own my copy of the Game Fan magazine (another seemingly ancient artifact) featuring it. The last FF game I played was IX, and only because it was basically a tribute to the old days of FF.

Anyway, I'm still playing Tatsunoko vs Capcom (seriously awesome game if anyone here likes 2D fighters) and.... Mario Bros. Wii. Still slowly trying to get all the coins for the World 9 levels! 'Specially hard in two player. Lovin' this game. I don't know if anyone else here has beaten Mario Bros. Wii regularly yet, but the last fight with Bowser was both enthralling and irritating. Just like a side-scrolling game should be... next time I'm gonna try it without getting the 'Copter Suit!
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Post by: Dar Klink on March 13, 2010, 08:12:25 AM
Got my PSTriple, playing Demon's Souls(FUCKING LEARNING CURVE) and Final Fantasy XII(it's kay so far)

EDIT: Oh, and to join in on the current discussion, 6 is my very favorite followed by 9. Final Fantasy was my first FF game(and RPG), and then FF6(called 3 here in the states) was the next one. So it was pretty much the first game where I started to comprehend stuff better, whereas in the first one I barely made it to the pirates and had no idea what I was doing at the time(it was before I was even in school I think)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Gobolatula on March 16, 2010, 01:53:40 AM
One of my buddies got me playing Team Fortress 2. I am terrible at it and FPS in general, but it's a whole hell of a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on March 16, 2010, 04:19:25 AM
One of my buddies got me playing Team Fortress 2. I am terrible at it and FPS in general, but it's a whole hell of a lot of fun.
I consider myself pretty damned good at most FPS, but Im terrible at TF2.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Smitenheimer on March 16, 2010, 04:56:57 AM
One of my buddies got me playing Team Fortress 2. I am terrible at it and FPS in general, but it's a whole hell of a lot of fun.

It's the shooter with the most fun for the casual player, I would say. You can always switch up the way you play with the class options, and there's not too much emphasis on statistics and rank like in games like Modern Warfare 2.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on March 16, 2010, 09:16:26 AM
I got more into FFXIII now. I'm enjoying it a good amount and like the new battle system, it really is pretty fast paced and you have to switch around a lot. The whole HP and MP being healed after battle may sound a bit like it's holding your hand, but I have a feeling I'm going to be really thankful for it later, and to tell the truth it saves the time of going through menus for however long after every battle. It feels like a bit of Persona 3/4 in that even regular enemies can kick your ass if you don't take advantage of their weak points. As a conclusion, don't just take reviewer's words for a it that only played the first few hours, it's pretty linear so far, bu I've barely spent any time navigating annoying menus like in previous games. My opinion can still change on it though.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Zeeho on March 16, 2010, 10:15:41 AM
I'm playing heavy rain, its nice :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on March 16, 2010, 06:00:11 PM
Been trying to finish up Metroid Prime 3, while at the same time starting up Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and continuing to play nightly rounds of L4D2.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: fuxberg on March 17, 2010, 12:04:17 AM
The thread "Be prepared for the apocalypse" remembered me of a freeware game I used to play back in the day, Notrium.
You crash land on a strange planet and must find a way to get out of there.
You must also find food, build items, set up camp, etc..

If you want a challenging game you should try this.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on March 17, 2010, 01:54:16 AM
So I'm about 6 hours into Final Fantasy XIII and I was really starting to dig it.


Then this gem came out today:  http://kotaku.com/5494517/donkey-kong-country-2-inspires-three-disc-music-remix-album
Now I'm playing Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2 in a row.  *Simultaneous tears of happiness and sorrow*  :judo: :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 17, 2010, 09:21:23 AM
Playing the Perfect Dark remake on Xbox 360.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on March 17, 2010, 10:55:20 AM
Serious Sam HD
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
God of War 3.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on March 17, 2010, 02:45:07 PM
I must say God of War 3 is one of the best looking games I have seen.  i watched my freind play it for about 5 hours last night, very impressive.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on March 18, 2010, 12:31:16 PM
Currently playing God of War 3.  This game is pure sex.
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Post by: dwarfkicker on March 18, 2010, 12:51:11 PM
Beat God of War 3 in two days.  Couldn't put the damn controller down.  On my second playthrough as Fear Kratos.  My brother is currently playing as Dominus Kratos.  Hopefully my voucher code will show up in my inbox so I can get my hands on the Phantom of Chaos Kratos.  Awesome freakin game.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 18, 2010, 03:50:08 PM
Playing the Perfect Dark remake on Xbox 360.

How is that? I heard they added new textures and retooled the controls for the xbox controller? This was easily one of my favorite N64 games, so I'm really curious as to how it's being handled/plays on the 360.
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Post by: Aazealh on March 18, 2010, 04:38:16 PM
How is that? I heard they added new textures and retooled the controls for the xbox controller? This was easily one of my favorite N64 games, so I'm really curious as to how it's being handled/plays on the 360.

It's pretty good, updated but still very much like the original.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: The Guardian on March 18, 2010, 05:27:59 PM
Anyone playing Metro 2033 ?
Just bought it today. Hopefully this game is like the Fallout games.
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Post by: Walter on March 18, 2010, 05:28:54 PM
Im waiting for the price to drop on it, because Im unsure how well it'll run on  my PC. But yeah, the game looks great.

I've been playing a dorky new Tower Defense game on Steam, Sol Survivor: http://store.steampowered.com/app/45000/. It's like Defense Grid (my favorite TD game) with a huge array of options and weapons, only much more clunky.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: dwarfkicker on March 18, 2010, 11:45:03 PM
How the hell are the names of unlockable costumes considered spoilers?
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Post by: Bekul on March 19, 2010, 12:12:18 AM
Beat HL2 last night! Fantastic game, even if each new section seemed to go in just a little too long, before the next wonderful surprise. Man, though, Alyx is hot and all, but I've never seen such an irritating, condescending character in a videogame before in my life. She's like some big sister who treats Gorden like a dimwitted younger brother she tolerates because she's 'supposed to'. Melodramatic, condescending, fantastic ass, drama queen, tomboy, arrogant. Her attitude is just... repulsive.

Makes me wish this game had Mass Effect's morality system!

But oh well. Episode 1 is next! Maybe I'll get to throw her and her dad off a building in this one, it'd make it a much more satisfying game...  :ganishka:
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Post by: Cronus on March 19, 2010, 12:23:53 AM
Yeah well, I'd be irritated too if the guy I had the hots for and admired and stuff pretty much never said a goddamned word.   :daiba:
Also joining the GOW3 train - it is guddamned amazing so far.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on March 19, 2010, 01:13:41 AM
How the hell are the names of unlockable costumes considered spoilers?
Some people might want to learn the benefits and perks of beating the game, so it could be considered spoilers for some. Besides, you're a proven spoiler king, just like me. So I spoiled the suspect parts on principle.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: dwarfkicker on March 19, 2010, 01:26:57 AM
I'll let it die after this but the costumes aren't surprising.  They're all DLC except for one.  So people who beat the game will only see one of the 6 (so far) costumes.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Shane on March 19, 2010, 01:45:56 AM
Anyone playing Metro 2033 ?
Just bought it today. Hopefully this game is like the Fallout games.

I bought it. I love it so far. My only gripe so far is the way currency is handled. It is interesting but I'm not sure I like it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 19, 2010, 09:29:53 AM
Man, though, Alyx is hot and all, but I've never seen such an irritating, condescending character in a videogame before in my life. She's like some big sister who treats Gorden like a dimwitted younger brother she tolerates because she's 'supposed to'. Melodramatic, condescending, fantastic ass, drama queen, tomboy, arrogant. Her attitude is just... repulsive.

Weird, I don't remember her being condescending at all. Nor especially arrogant or a drama queen. If anything she's all over Gordon and sometimes it feels like she fawns too much. Overall she's still one of my favorite supporting characters though.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: souporman-sama on March 24, 2010, 09:41:30 AM
Playing Final Fantasy XIII and loving it. Also bought Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 today, but trying not to play it until I finish XIII.
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Post by: Proj2501 on March 24, 2010, 11:23:55 AM
Finished God of War 3. Found out that development cut a significant portion of the end. Why, idk.

Anyone else feel cheated here concerning Kratos' finale?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on March 24, 2010, 05:02:37 PM
Finished Cave Story (not the Wii version), much better than what I had expected. Can't wait to play it again.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Madkreig on March 24, 2010, 10:31:59 PM
Only me playing Napoleon: Total War then, I guess... Awesome game but not really that different from Empire: Total War. Too bad but it certainly is hard to improve an already perfect game :rakshas:
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Post by: Walter on March 25, 2010, 06:13:04 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/SMTStrangeJourneyJPcover.jpg)

Picked this up yesterday based on how it scored, and the fact that I liked what little I played of Etrian Odessy and the Shin Megami Tensei series. It's good so far, but extremely chatty... There's about 30 minutes of solid text in the beginning, before they even put you in the field.
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Post by: TheBranded1 on March 26, 2010, 01:11:25 AM

Playing FF XIII. It's going pretty good so far. I managed to fin these in a yard sale today. Since I haven't played Zelda a link to the past, and with the recent conversations about it, I feel I must. Eventhough I"m kinda late to it, but don't matter a good game is a good game.


(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3248/snesc.jpg)
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Post by: Oburi on March 26, 2010, 01:15:15 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/SMTStrangeJourneyJPcover.jpg)


As much as I love Shin Megami Tensei games, that cover makes me cringe. Looks like Bionicle or something.

Playing FF XIII. It's going pretty good so far. I managed to fin these in a yard sale today. Since I haven't played Zelda a link to the past, and with the recent conversations about it, I feel I must. Eventhough I"m kinda late to it, but don't matter a good game is a good game.

Score!
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Post by: Walter on March 26, 2010, 01:22:52 AM
As much as I love Shin Megami Tensei games, that cover makes me cringe. Looks like Bionicle or something.
I think the cover is rad, and it's actually what first got me interested in the game.

It must be a love it or hate it kind of thing, because I've read a lot of people's comments who also thought the cover was daring and retro.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on March 26, 2010, 03:03:26 AM
It's good so far, but extremely chatty... There's about 30 minutes of solid text in the beginning, before they even put you in the field.

I haven't and likely won't play it, and based on that fact, I already don't like it. That actually keeps me from playing a lot of new games, I wouldn't touch Dragon Age's 10 novels worth of material with a 10-novel-long pole.


As for what I have been playing, I was replaying Wind Waker to follow up my TP replay, but I kind of lost interest at the Earth Temple and haven't played it since last week. Also, though I don't think this counts, I played basketball today... like, outside. =)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on March 26, 2010, 03:55:35 AM

As for what I have been playing, I was replaying Wind Waker to follow up my TP replay, but I kind of lost interest at the Earth Temple and haven't played it since last week. Also, though I don't think this counts, I played basketball today... like, outside. =)

 No, no, no. Sun .... bad. Sunblock .... good...


Personally I like games with lots of dialog( text or cut scenes). As long it has equal amount of great gameplay to counter it, I don't mind.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on March 26, 2010, 04:19:50 AM
Personally I like games with lots of dialog( text or cut scenes). As long it has equal amount of great gameplay to counter it, I don't mind.

Same here. I like games with a lot of text, as long as 90% of it isn't a tutorial or badly written. I love Xenogears' second disc!  :troll:


Just finished Cave Story again, the good ending's last dungeon is hell.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on March 27, 2010, 03:57:58 AM
Playing some good ol' Pokemon Heart Gold. I still haven't gotten tired of this formula and the nostalgia sure is helping a lot.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/SMTStrangeJourneyJPcover.jpg)

Picked this up yesterday based on how it scored, and the fact that I liked what little I played of Etrian Odessy and the Shin Megami Tensei series. It's good so far, but extremely chatty... There's about 30 minutes of solid text in the beginning, before they even put you in the field.
Been thinking of getting this, I've liked a lot of the SMT games I've played so far, they're a mixture of a bit chatty and lots of grinding mixed with unforgiving gameplay that feels great to master. I'll post my thoughts on it when I get it. On a semi-related note, I love the character designer/artists for most of the SMT games.
I love Xenogears' second disc!  :troll:
Don't remind me about how my 2nd disc was scratched and I had to play through the first 30 minutes of gameplaly unskippable dialogue to get to the part where it might freeze. I'll have to actually beat that game some day. :judo:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on March 27, 2010, 07:52:53 AM
Don't remind me about how my 2nd disc was scratched and I had to play through the first 30 minutes of gameplaly unskippable dialogue to get to the part where it might freeze. I'll have to actually beat that game some day. :judo:

Ouch. Well, the ending's pretty good, I recommend you beat it some day.


I'm playing Grim Fandango now, ohh I love it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Bekul on March 27, 2010, 09:50:39 AM
(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3248/snesc.jpg)

God damn, man. In your hands, you have /gold/ - no, more than gold!

I still remember the best Christmas of my life - I was eleven years old, and - not me, but me, and my younger brother and sister got, from various family members, and check this out - Final Fantasy III (VI), Chrono Trigger, Starfox, Secret of Mana, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Megaman X, and some puzzle game I've forgotten the name of. And some other game.

Yeah. DUDE. Nothing can beat that Christmas.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 27, 2010, 10:17:20 AM
I managed to fin these in a yard sale today. Since I haven't played Zelda a link to the past, and with the recent conversations about it, I feel I must. Eventhough I"m kinda late to it, but don't matter a good game is a good game.


http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3248/snesc.jpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3248/snesc.jpg)

Oh boy, you're in for a treat. The only game that surpassed Zelda 3 for me when I was young was Secret of Mana. Enjoy. :guts:

Yeah. DUDE. Nothing can beat that Christmas.

:ganishka: That's fucking obscene man.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on March 28, 2010, 01:19:32 PM

I still remember the best Christmas of my life - I was eleven years old, and - not me, but me, and my younger brother and sister got, from various family members, and check this out - Final Fantasy III (VI), Chrono Trigger, Starfox, Secret of Mana, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Megaman X, and some puzzle game I've forgotten the name of. And some other game.

Yeah. DUDE. Nothing can beat that Christmas.
I remember that Christmas... for me it was '95, and I had sooo many games to choose from, I would lose either way (could only get one, because those damned carts were expensive). I ended up with FF6, though I had secretly been rooting for CT. But after sitting down with FF6, it turned out to be one of my favorite games of all time. So all was well.

But yeah, that was a golden age of gaming.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on March 28, 2010, 05:14:24 PM
I too remember that Christmas. My family had an NES for a long time, and my parents were reluctant to get the Super Nintendo since the NES still worked. Eventually late in the system's life, my dad went behind my mom's back (he's a gamer himself  :slan:) and got my sister and I the SNES and several games:

Mario Paint, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Mario RPG, Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Zelda III, and a couple that must not have been good enough for me to remember. I think that December began my gradual path to obesity.  :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on March 28, 2010, 05:52:31 PM
man, you guys are getting me all nostalgic over here.  :judo:

FF6, secret of mana, link, mario 3, mario kart, lufia. - I played those games so many times when i first got them after leveling up from NES and getting the SNES.


God damn, man. In your hands, you have /gold/ - no, more than gold!

Yeah. DUDE. Nothing can beat that Christmas.

You're right on both!

I think that December began my gradual path to obesity.  :troll:

haha - well worth it imo!
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Post by: Konketsuji on March 29, 2010, 08:33:38 PM
I started on Onimusha series, damn good stuff. Btw, what does it actually mean - Onimusha?
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Post by: Walter on March 29, 2010, 08:42:09 PM
Btw, what does it actually mean - Onimusha?
(鬼武者) Demon Warrior.
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Post by: Eluvei on March 29, 2010, 08:50:03 PM
Been playing Torchlight. My cat's name is Gonzales. That's all I have to say.
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Post by: Konketsuji on March 29, 2010, 08:54:50 PM
(鬼武者) Demon Warrior.
Thanks, good to know!
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Post by: Aazealh on March 29, 2010, 08:57:52 PM
Been playing Torchlight. My cat's name is Gonzales. That's all I have to say.

Mine's is "Dr. Claw."
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Post by: Death May Die on April 02, 2010, 07:04:20 AM
I enjoyed this quiet a lot.

http://psp.ign.com/dor/objects/965242/metal-gear-solid-portable-ops-2/videos/mgspw_trl_assasinsstealth_33110.html (http://psp.ign.com/dor/objects/965242/metal-gear-solid-portable-ops-2/videos/mgspw_trl_assasinsstealth_33110.html)
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Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2010, 08:02:22 PM
I enjoyed this quiet a lot.

http://psp.ign.com/dor/objects/965242/metal-gear-solid-portable-ops-2/videos/mgspw_trl_assasinsstealth_33110.html (http://psp.ign.com/dor/objects/965242/metal-gear-solid-portable-ops-2/videos/mgspw_trl_assasinsstealth_33110.html)

It's fun but they do similar stuff every year so it's kind of lost its edge.
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Post by: Henry Spencer on April 04, 2010, 12:48:39 PM
Just got myself Metal Gear AC!D 2. Very good game, I recommend it. It's a tactics game for Metal Gear and the story is far better than the latest entries of MG for me (too convuluted and inconsistent now). Loving it.
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Post by: Aazealh on April 04, 2010, 03:51:47 PM
I'm playing Infinite Space on the NDS and it's pretty cool. I'm not even 10 hours into the game and I already want a fancy-looking sequel on the 3DS.
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Post by: Aphasia on April 04, 2010, 04:37:51 PM
Just beat both story modes on Muramasa the demon blade for Wii.  Incredibly fun slashem up.  The backgrounds are gorgeous.
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Post by: Proj2501 on April 05, 2010, 06:39:11 PM
Red Dead Redemption
part 1
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14320288/red-dead-redemption/videos/reddead_trl_livingwest1_31710.html
part 2
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14320288/red-dead-redemption/videos/reddead_trl_west2_4510.html

What do you guys think? I played the older GTA's but haven't played much of the last game. This setting is much more appealing to me. Might give this a chance and listen to some Ennio Morricone as I play.
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Post by: Aazealh on April 05, 2010, 07:24:49 PM
What do you guys think? I played the older GTA's but haven't played much of the last game. This setting is much more appealing to me.

I'm very much looking forward to this game, more than I ever did for anything in the GTA series. It's almost certainly going to be a day-one purchase for me.
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Post by: slan69 on April 05, 2010, 08:35:27 PM
I'm very much looking forward to this game, more than I ever did for anything in the GTA series. It's almost certainly going to be a day-one purchase for me.

Same here. I loved playing Red Dead on the PS2. I was always hoping that they would make another Red Dead game on the new consoles. My wish came true. :guts: Anyways I am currently playing Mega Man 1-8, I know I am very behind. :farnese:
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Post by: Proj2501 on April 08, 2010, 08:14:40 PM
Red Dead Redemption MP

http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14320288/red-dead-redemption/videos/reddead_trl_freeroam_4710.html

Sk.net needs it's own posse.  :carcus:
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Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on April 08, 2010, 08:18:29 PM
I'm getting gold just for this game.  :isidro:
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Post by: Aazealh on April 08, 2010, 08:58:31 PM
Red Dead Redemption MP

http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14320288/red-dead-redemption/videos/reddead_trl_freeroam_4710.html

Sk.net needs it's own posse.  :carcus:

Sangriento Paulo & Aaze the Blaze are recruiting! :ganishka:
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Post by: Proj2501 on April 09, 2010, 01:37:47 AM
Sangriento Paulo & Aaze the Blaze are recruiting! :ganishka:

(http://www.the-iss.com/2009/09/22/img/angeleyes.jpg)
"I suggest you join...before it's too late."
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Post by: Saephon on April 10, 2010, 04:48:51 AM
Definitely getting Red Dead when it comes out. Also a friend of mine has been telling me about Infinite Space; it sounds pretty intriguing.



P.S. So uhh....anyone here manly enough to admit they're playing Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver?  :carcus:
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Post by: Aazealh on April 10, 2010, 08:49:04 AM
Definitely getting Red Dead when it comes out. Also a friend of mine has been telling me about Infinite Space; it sounds pretty intriguing.



P.S. So uhh....anyone here manly enough to admit they're playing Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver?  :carcus:

SHIELD GENERATORS DOWN, DISTORTION LIMITERS OVERRIDE, FULL POWER TO CANNONS ONE TWO SIX, ALL WEAPONS.... FIRE!!

Real men play Infinite Space. :casca:
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Post by: Dar Klink on April 10, 2010, 08:57:25 AM
Definitely getting Red Dead when it comes out. Also a friend of mine has been telling me about Infinite Space; it sounds pretty intriguing.



P.S. So uhh....anyone here manly enough to admit they're playing Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver?  :carcus:
I'm playing Pokemon! Also gonna get Infinite Space at some point in the near future, in order to make it up to Aaz. :troll:
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Post by: Walter on April 10, 2010, 01:23:54 PM
I've also hopped aboard the Infinite Space bandwagon. So far I'm liking it.
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Post by: Aazealh on April 10, 2010, 02:55:30 PM
Infinite Space is the new Mass Effect. (http://aazealh.net/Divers/N7.gif) Everybody get this now!! :void:

No but seriously I can't stress how much I love it. I think it's really underrated, which is a shame because it's from a small developer and deserves all the attention it can get. Easily my favorite NDS game, far ahead of any other title.
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Post by: Eluvei on April 11, 2010, 01:31:47 AM
Infinite Space is the new Mass Effect.

 :isidro:
I think we deserve a 3-page review after this statement.
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Post by: Shane on April 12, 2010, 06:14:29 PM
I bought a 60GB backwards compatible PS3 yesterday. I need to buy some games for it but I borrowed the God of War collection from a friend.
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Post by: Griffith on April 13, 2010, 04:17:44 AM
Mega Man 10, my impressions thus far:

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=11403.msg185042#msg185042
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Post by: slan69 on April 15, 2010, 06:39:42 PM
I bought a 60GB backwards compatible PS3 yesterday. I need to buy some games for it but I borrowed the God of War collection from a friend.

Buy Uncharted 1&2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, you wont be disappointed.
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Post by: Shane on April 15, 2010, 08:39:14 PM
Buy Uncharted 1&2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, you wont be disappointed.
Playing through the first Uncharted right now actually :D
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Post by: Scorpio on April 16, 2010, 07:10:00 AM
My stupid ass friend sent me a picture of his save file from I Wanna Be the Guy. 5:19:30, 1441 deaths, all eight bosses defeated. Now that the gauntlet has been thrown, there's not a whole lot I can do but answer the challenge...  except two hours and over 700 deaths later and I have yet to beat a boss. I am making headway though, just... slowly.
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Post by: Bekul on April 16, 2010, 08:03:41 AM
Borderlands, woo!
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Post by: slan69 on April 16, 2010, 10:14:44 PM
Playing through the first Uncharted right now actually :D

Haha, so how are you liking it so far? The scenery in Uncharted is quite beautiful, especially in part 2.
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Post by: Aphasia on April 19, 2010, 05:09:51 AM
My stupid ass friend sent me a picture of his save file from I Wanna Be the Guy. 5:19:30, 1441 deaths, all eight bosses defeated. Now that the gauntlet has been thrown, there's not a whole lot I can do but answer the challenge...  except two hours and over 700 deaths later and I have yet to beat a boss. I am making headway though, just... slowly.

This game is crazy hard.  It is however, the achievement in manly competitive gaming.  Every man should play and beat this game before they die.  I'm not making a lot of progress myself, but I will get there!
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Post by: Azriel on April 21, 2010, 06:47:39 PM
Playing Monster Hunter Tri, just got it yesterday it's pretty fun at the moment.
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Post by: Walter on April 21, 2010, 06:54:15 PM
Playing Monster Hunter Tri, just got it yesterday it's pretty fun at the moment.
How big is the online crowd?
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Post by: Azriel on April 21, 2010, 07:00:20 PM
How big is the online crowd?
Haven't gone online yet, probably go on once i finish some work.
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Post by: Dar Klink on April 23, 2010, 05:09:12 AM
Playing Valkyria Chronicles for PS3 and I really like it! I haven't been this sucked into a game in a while(besides Fragile Dreams for Wii)
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Post by: Griffith on April 28, 2010, 01:27:42 AM
A little classic Nintendo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project for NES. :guts:

For the uninitiated, this was an original TMNT arcade style game exclusively for NES. It's unique since it's an original sequel to an NES adaptation of the TMNT arcade game, an arcade game which eventually got it's own proper arcade sequel, which was then adapted to SNES, where elements of this NES original sequel were incorporated into it... confused? Basically, a lot of the cool little extras and bells and whistles from Turtles in Time on SNES come from this game, such as Tokka and Rahzar, and Super Shredder. Some of the similarities are surreal, right down to musical cues. It's like some weird hybrid prototype that splintered off in its own direction before being combined into the ultimate Ninja Turtles game.
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Post by: Rhombaad on April 28, 2010, 02:05:06 PM
A little classic Nintendo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project for NES. :guts:

For the uninitiated, this was an original TMNT arcade style game exclusively for NES. It's unique since it's an original sequel to an NES adaptation of the TMNT arcade game, an arcade game which eventually got it's own proper arcade sequel, which was then adapted to SNES, where elements of this NES original sequel were incorporated into it... confused? Basically, a lot of the cool little extras and bells and whistles from Turtles in Time on SNES come from this game, such as Tokka and Rahzar, and Super Shredder. Some of the similarities are surreal, right down to musical cues. It's like some weird hybrid prototype that splintered off in its own direction before being combined into the ultimate Ninja Turtles game.

That's pretty cool. I loved Turtles in Time and hate that they changed it when they added it to the PSN a few months ago. I can't believe there's a Turtles game I've never played! :isidro:
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Post by: Griffith on April 28, 2010, 04:18:01 PM
Yeah, it is like the Turtles game that fell through the cracks.
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Post by: CowTip on April 28, 2010, 04:27:10 PM
I had that one as a kid. I especially liked how each turtle had their own special move. Made the different turtles more unique. Something I wish more turtle games did. I recall it being really hard, though I did beat it.  :guts:
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Post by: Death May Die on April 29, 2010, 08:54:19 AM
Got the first Mass Effect today, jumping right in I suppose!  :beast:
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Post by: Walter on May 01, 2010, 01:56:13 AM
Well, I hope to be playing this soon: http://kotaku.com/5528551/free-mechwarrior-4-here-whos-ready

Mechwarrior 4 FOR FREE.
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Post by: Rhombaad on May 06, 2010, 01:38:03 PM
I downloaded StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War from the Blizzard Store last night in preparation for the upcoming sequel. Ah, memories.
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Post by: TheBranded1 on May 09, 2010, 02:15:51 AM


Just finished playing Mass Effect 2. It was a good ride! Also playing "The Legend of Zelda a link to the past". Got the first 2 pendants so far.
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Post by: Truder on May 09, 2010, 03:13:53 AM

 Also playing "The Legend of Zelda a link to the past". Got the first 2 pendants so far.
I'm re-playing The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask :guts:
probably my favorite LoZ game, because it so dark compared to others. right now I'm at the part where you have to protect the girl from alien abduction. :magni:
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Post by: billdog on May 16, 2010, 02:25:48 AM
ill be playing red dead redemption this week!
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Post by: Dar Klink on May 22, 2010, 05:55:07 AM
ill be playing red dead redemption this week!
Playing that now! I spent like 2 hours with a friend sniping back and forth and horseback gun battling 3 guys. It felt like it took 20 minutes though, this games is fucking amazing right now. Don't know how long it will take to get burnt out on it though. I also wish the servers had more people in them.  :puck:
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Post by: Aazealh on May 22, 2010, 09:00:53 AM
Playing that now!

Ditto. Awesome game. :guts:
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Post by: Maldoror on May 27, 2010, 09:26:37 PM
Currently playing The Void (known as Turgor in Russia and Tension in Germany) a very innovative action/adventure (?) game from a Russian developer Icepick Lodge.

You play a lost soul trapped in a strange, Limbo-like place where all inhabitants (yourself included) crave one substance - color. And from this fact comes most of the game's uniqueness and originality. Color is used for both offense/defense and for any sort of interaction with your surroundings (usually by drawing one of many different glyphs with your mouse) but it also represents your health and your avatar's characteristics. Your (un)life depends on your ability to find and reproduce color which can be done by either growing gardens (you revive dead trees with color), fighting with enemies or by hunting various small creatures that inhabit the Void. Each color (there are 7 different ones) grants you a different attribute and also influences the world around you in some way.

Aside from various creatures and animals the Void is home to some very interesting entities, namely: Sisters - who will help you make your way trough the Void (and bring some elements of a dating-sim into the game) and Brothers - who are there to make your existence more... uncertain:). The plot is often confusing and mysterious at first, with each side trying to manipulate and use you for their own agenda, but as you progress and speak with different characters the pieces of puzzle will slowly begin to fall in place and you'll realize that, more than once, you have played your cards wrong and worked against yourself. 

Played from first perspective, the graphics are VERY nice looking even though they are not overly expensive. A special treat in visual department are the designs of Sisters and Brothers. I guess pics are worth more than words so here is some concept art (note that there is some tasteful nudity):

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2166/echo02.th.jpg) (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/echo02.jpg/)(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5790/ire02.th.jpg) (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/ire02.jpg/)(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/9326/kolesnik04.th.jpg) (http://img408.imageshack.us/i/kolesnik04.jpg/)(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9269/void10.th.jpg) (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/void10.jpg/)(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2866/void36.th.jpg) (http://img179.imageshack.us/i/void36.jpg/)(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/3226/mongolfier02.th.jpg) (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/mongolfier02.jpg/)

And this is how it all looks in motion (although this seems to be a slightly unfinished version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ-FvuzPrgk

Even though the game is somewhat difficult as you have to be very careful when handling color and always need to plan one step ahead, The Void really deserves you try it out at least for it is truly a unique experience. I wish more programmers were creative and brave like this.
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Post by: Aazealh on May 29, 2010, 04:49:38 PM
Finally playing No More Heroes 2, now that it's available here. Loving it so far.
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Post by: Konketsuji on May 29, 2010, 08:07:58 PM
Maldoror, intriguing! I already started downloading, though I haven't seen any decent Russian game until now, maybe this one will change something.  :guts: And you should definitely try playing The Path (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Path_%28video_game%29) somehow they seem alike.

I'm still playing Onimusha series, already started on the third installment, I find satisfaction in gameplay. =) I hope they will add Samanosuke to the list of playable characters in MvC3.
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Post by: Maldoror on May 29, 2010, 10:27:58 PM
Maldoror, intriguing! I already started downloading, though I haven't seen any decent Russian game until now, maybe this one will change something.  :guts: And you should definitely try playing The Path somehow they seem alike.

Thanks! I've been wanting to try The Path out. Will have to make some time for it! Hmm, I've only played 2 Russian games so far but both were excellent! The other one is Full Pipe (http://pipestudio.ru/fullpipe/index.php) - a 2D point-and-click adventure not unlike The Neverhood or Machinarium. Again, it is a very weird game but has some nice graphics/atmosphere and really is quite an enjoyable experience if you're into stuff like that. It was designed by Ivan Maximov an awesome Russian animator (check this out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKv7FKDIQXE)). 
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Post by: Walter on May 29, 2010, 10:54:53 PM
Super Mario Galaxy 2  :ubik:
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Post by: Aphasia on May 30, 2010, 12:45:35 AM
Cave Story! :D

and Super Mario Galaxy 2.  Sweet.
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Post by: Lithrael on May 30, 2010, 12:48:10 AM
Ooh I keep meaning to try out Cave Story.

I'm finally getting around to playing Infinite Space now.  It's neato
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Post by: Aazealh on May 30, 2010, 08:18:54 AM
I'm finally getting around to playing Infinite Space now.  It's neato

Ahhh, this warms my heart. This game really deserves a sequel.
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Post by: Rhombaad on May 30, 2010, 05:21:57 PM
I started playing Final Fantasy XIII on Friday (I got it for my birthday :-) I'm getting used to the battle system, which is a bit frustrating, but it's growing on me more and more. The visuals are gorgeous, too and I love that the voice actors don't suck this time around. I never played Final Fantasy XII (it's on my list, though), but Final Fantasy X had some terrible voice acting, particularly between Yuna and Tidus.
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Post by: slan69 on May 31, 2010, 02:56:25 AM
Final Fantasy X had some terrible voice acting, particularly between Yuna and Tidus.

Actually Yuna, Tidus, Wakka's, and Gatta's voice are the only annoying voices in Final Fantasy X IMO. Anyways I am currently playing Hokuto Musou, although I want to play Super Mario Galaxy 2 more.
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Post by: TheBranded1 on May 31, 2010, 03:07:10 AM


PLaying Loco Roco on the psp and enjoying it! Also FFII barely at the start with Cecil and Kain.
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Post by: Walter on May 31, 2010, 03:26:37 AM

PLaying Loco Roco on the psp and enjoying it! Also FFII barely at the start with Cecil and Kain.
How'd you get Cecil and Kain in FF2? Rom hacks?
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Post by: TheBranded1 on May 31, 2010, 03:50:54 AM
How'd you get Cecil and Kain in FF2? Rom hacks?

I have both the American releases of FF II( FF IV in Japan) and FF III ( FF 6 ) So that's why I called it 2 just from the name on the cartridge, but we all know is really the fourth. I am playing it on my psp since it's better when I get to go out to doctor appointments and wherever I have to wait for something.
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Post by: CowTip on June 02, 2010, 09:50:26 PM
Admittedly, people calling FF4 FF2 is a bit of a pet peeve of mine. I understand why people do it, but it still drives me a little crazy. :puck:
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Post by: Aphasia on June 02, 2010, 11:55:01 PM
Ooh I keep meaning to try out Cave Story.

I'm finally getting around to playing Infinite Space now.  It's neato
You have to check out Cave Story. : O I was a little apprehensive about it, but now I'm absolutely in love with it.  The story is very enjoyable and fun, and the gameplay is solid.  It's free for the PC, too. :D
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Post by: Shane on June 04, 2010, 03:31:59 AM
Past week I've been playing Red Dead Redemption.
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Post by: pippin22 on June 08, 2010, 02:21:28 AM
I'm also playing Red Dead Redemption.  It is entertaining so far, but it plays too much like an old GTA game, which makes me figure I'll tire of it before long.  Rockstar games get great reviews, but I'm not impressed with their repetitive format.
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Post by: Aazealh on June 08, 2010, 07:27:58 AM
I'm also playing Red Dead Redemption.  It is entertaining so far, but it plays too much like an old GTA game, which makes me figure I'll tire of it before long.  Rockstar games get great reviews, but I'm not impressed with their repetitive format.

I finished the game last week after playing for ~25 hours. Overall I think the game deserves the reviews it received. It's true the format felt repetitive at times (too reminiscent of GTA IV and not necessarily appropriate), and I think they could have implemented some better transitions between various parts ot the story, but in the end I enjoyed John Marston's life and related to it a lot more than that of any of their previous protagonists.

And I can't think of many developers who are as good at storytelling in general.
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Post by: Griffith on June 08, 2010, 07:43:47 AM
I got a chance to spend a few hours with Red Dead Redemption and really enjoyed it, basically for how it brought it's western motif to life. But, if you've played all the GTAs and then these, I can see why you'd be tired of the format (hell, I still spent the majority of my time playing getting into police chases =), and was most disappointed to see that water still kills you. Really, Rockstar, like a dozen games later? Somehow this offends me more in the old west, where my horse shouldn't sink to the bottom like a, well, car, and I should be able to make daring escapes across large shallow rivers in order to escape the authorities. :badbone:

Oh yeah, also played a lot of Tiger Wood '10 this weekend, where I discovered I'm a natural at the putting feature. Also, all the screens of Tiger where he's celebrating like he's cumming in his pants are now unintentional comedy gold (I'm not kidding (http://services.valdosta.edu/techshop/images/Tiger_Woods_10_xbox360.jpg)). I bet they fixed that for the new game.

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Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 08, 2010, 11:29:16 AM
But, if you've played all the GTAs and then these, I can see why you'd be tired of the format and was most disappointed to see that water still kills you.

Agree with both points. I've never been a fan of GTA, so having barely played any of those games, I have to say I'm loving RDR.
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Post by: Henry Spencer on June 08, 2010, 02:15:11 PM
Currently playing Alpha Protocol. Despite all of the bad press, I think the game is excellent, and there is nowhere near the amount of bugs as Obsidian's other titles, in fact, it's their most complete game yet! Great writing throughout too. Recommended for those of you into WRPGs.
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Post by: Walter on June 08, 2010, 02:36:05 PM
Currently playing Alpha Protocol. Despite all of the bad press, I think the game is excellent, and there is nowhere near the amount of bugs as Obsidian's other titles, in fact, it's their most complete game yet! Great writing throughout too. Recommended for those of you into WRPGs.
Played Mass Effect?
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Post by: Henry Spencer on June 09, 2010, 01:54:48 PM
Of course. Bioware + Obsidian are my favourite WRPG developers.
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Post by: Proj2501 on June 13, 2010, 11:16:06 AM
Has anyone seen the E3 trailer for XCOM? Looks interesting.
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Post by: Eluvei on June 13, 2010, 12:12:53 PM
Has anyone seen the E3 trailer for XCOM? Looks interesting.

The art style is pretty cool, I'm waiting for more info since all we got so far was a montage of crazy Bioshock weapons.

I'm hoping to see more of Itagaki's new game and Enslaved, I think they look promising.
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Post by: Walter on June 13, 2010, 02:26:29 PM
Everyone keeps comparing xcom to BioShock just because 2K is developing it. But that's erroneus. Irrational Games developed Bioshock. They're known as 2K Boston. Xcom is being made by a different studio, 2K Marin.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on June 13, 2010, 02:48:22 PM
Everyone keeps comparing xcom to BioShock just because 2K is developing it. But that's erroneus. Irrational Games developed Bioshock. They're known as 2K Boston. Xcom is being made by a different studio, 2K Marin.

I do see some resemblance. The weapons, the overall look of the game has a Bioshock feel to it. Sure, it's not underwater and the character models are pretty different, but there's some Bioshock in it!

And not that it matters, but 2K Marin made Bioshock 2.
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Post by: Oburi on June 16, 2010, 03:11:58 AM
Bought Alan Wake today and finished the first of six "episodes". It's pretty neat, like more tame version of Silent Hill, only you can tell the writers of the story were fans of Steven King and Twilight Zone type stuff (they even make references to both by name and many more). Good graphics and atmosphere though, but it seems pretty simple and easy so far, and the story is very predictable despite being overly mysterious. I just hope it doesn't turn out the way I think it is :serpico:
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Post by: Bekul on June 18, 2010, 04:59:45 PM
After noticing Dead Space on the Digitally Distributed PC Games for Sale thread on sale via Steam for $10, I'm downloading it /right now/.

Anyone else played it? I know absolutely nothing about it, except that it takes place in space, and there's... dead thing. In space. Dead space.
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Post by: Aazealh on June 18, 2010, 05:15:57 PM
Anyone else played it? I know absolutely nothing about it, except that it takes place in space, and there's... dead thing. In space. Dead space.

It's a great "survival horror" game. Brings nothing new to the genre, but has a nearly flawless execution.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on June 18, 2010, 05:28:36 PM
Get it. Gameplay wise, Dead Space is a lesser carbon copy of Resident Evil 4. However, unlike that game, DS has amazing, memorable atmosphere throughout.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on June 20, 2010, 03:04:12 PM

Just beat FFXIII. It was an ok game. Too linear and not much interaction with towns or more characters beyond your party. It looked nice and all, but nothing so memorable.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on June 20, 2010, 03:51:58 PM
I just picked that up again, I'm on chapter 11 right now, the game really seemed to open up at this point. Your about the towns and people for sure, but as far as the world goes, I must say at thise point in chapter 11 I'm in awe. I'm having a lot of fun doing these little missions.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: HeavyWeather on June 22, 2010, 01:48:31 AM
Fallout 3. I have no idea what direction I want to go with my character, so I'll probably start over from the beginning sometime. I didn't get too far anyway.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: dwarfkicker on June 22, 2010, 02:04:39 AM
Playing Chrono Cross again.  First time since.....2001, maybe 2002.  I'm so hooked on it right now.  Maybe cause I haven't played it in years!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on June 22, 2010, 03:35:39 AM
Bit Trip Runner for Wiiware...I love how the notes change when you jump.  It can get pretty tricky sometimes...requires patience, memory and timing, all staples of good platforming. 
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Post by: Truder on June 22, 2010, 09:33:46 AM
i dusted off my super nintendo and started playing Super Metroid  :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on July 07, 2010, 05:09:05 PM
I'm playing Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition that just came out.

It's much better than the first game's Special Edition, since now you can keep the voices on the old school graphics, and man, the developer commentary is awesome. It's Dave Grossman, Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert together remembering the old times, and they're still funny & cool.

(http://i26.tinypic.com/2d8krxe.jpg)
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Post by: Rus on July 12, 2010, 10:51:46 PM
Castelvania Symphony of the night here  :guts: i really like this game !!!
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Post by: Death May Die on July 13, 2010, 04:12:07 AM
I playing through Fable 2 again. I only did one play through since I bought it a few years back. I haven't played the expansion packs yet. The game is thankfully fresh to me.

I started to play Resident Evil: Outbreak 2, but its now on the back burner. I think I'll try to gut FF: Dissida out after Fable 2.
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Post by: TheBranded1 on July 13, 2010, 04:35:58 AM

I beat Lost PLanet a few days ago. Now, I"m playing Dante's Inferno. I'm in the greed section now.
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Post by: Oburi on July 13, 2010, 02:44:19 PM
I beat Lost PLanet a few days ago. Now, I"m playing Dante's Inferno. I'm in the greed section now.

Oh man I hated both those game. Well to be fair I only played Lost Planet 2, but I hated it.

I'm playing this. Game is seriously awesome for old school jrpg fans. Admittedly it's nothing new, but that's what I like about it. Too many rpg's try to be too revolutionary and implement new battle systems and such and usually it's more of a hassle. This game on the other hand is easier to pick up. Typical jrpg with story cliches and bad English dub that doesn't try to be "revolutionary" with it's gameplay. Still fun though, and graphically it's very nice!
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/898/magnacarta2.jpg)
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on July 13, 2010, 03:39:13 PM
Just finished Yakuza 3 and now am about to finish Transformers--wfc.  May move onto god of war 3 or somethen else i am not sure yet.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 13, 2010, 03:52:16 PM
Can you tell me breedghost if War of Cybertron is really deserving of this rating? http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/054/054928.html
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Lithrael on July 13, 2010, 04:14:44 PM
Oh shit, I forgot War for Cybertron was out already.  Hang on I go buys it  :beast:

ETA:  OK I buys it!  IT NEAT!  WOOOO    :ubik:
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Post by: IncantatioN on July 15, 2010, 01:43:57 PM
Contra and Super Contra last night.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on July 15, 2010, 08:58:22 PM
DooM Remake :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 15, 2010, 09:01:09 PM
DooM Remake :guts:
Awesome. How are  you playing it? Like, what program are you using? And do  you want to Deathmatch?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on July 15, 2010, 09:46:33 PM
Awesome. How are  you playing it? Like, what program are you using? And do  you want to Deathmatch?

Doomsday. And sure, I haven't done a Deathmatch with it yet.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on July 16, 2010, 04:08:32 PM
Can you tell me breedghost if War of Cybertron is really deserving of this rating? http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/054/054928.html

No Its def a 8 or 8.5 the game is good but I only have one problem with it, which is the last boss for the Autobots that killed it for me. But over all very good and online is awesome too.
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Post by: m on July 16, 2010, 06:04:42 PM

I was bored the other day so I thought I'd play an old game I used to play when I was younger, it's called Cabal. It was definitely fun.  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 21, 2010, 03:21:52 AM
I just bought War of Cybertron. I can't wait to play. I've heard so much great things about it  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on July 21, 2010, 03:38:58 AM
I just bought War of Cybertron. I can't wait to play. I've heard so much great things about it  :guts:

Tell me how it is, and check your PMs man!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Truder on July 21, 2010, 04:52:51 AM
I'm playing Shadow of Rome, Very Berserk-like :ubik:

(http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/569/569860/shadow-of-rome-20041201110018402_640w.jpg)
(http://www.meristation.com/EPORTAL_IMGS/GENERAL/juegos/PlayStation2-Accion/83/IMG2-cw41db0f28a3a3d/shadow_of_rome11.jpg)
it's a very good game, depicts ancient Rome! (love that era)
Great action, and story. Also has stealth sections too for those MGS lovers. about a 25 hour game, with plenty of re-playability  :guts:
(for ps2)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 21, 2010, 06:57:13 AM
Man after playing a few hours of Transformers I got to admit I'm hooked. This is like the Arkham Asylum for Transformers. It's pretty a straightforward shooter but it's a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on July 22, 2010, 10:33:29 PM
Limbo anyone? I'm almost done with it but it has been extremely enjoyable. I'd really like to see a full length game of this sort.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on July 23, 2010, 12:20:50 AM
I just got the Berserk game for the Dreamcast. I'm going to put it on as I finish this post. :ubik:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on July 23, 2010, 05:27:14 PM
I'm playing Shadow of Rome, Very Berserk-like :ubik:

http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/569/569860/shadow-of-rome-20041201110018402_640w.jpg (http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/569/569860/shadow-of-rome-20041201110018402_640w.jpg)
http://www.meristation.com/EPORTAL_IMGS/GENERAL/juegos/PlayStation2-Accion/83/IMG2-cw41db0f28a3a3d/shadow_of_rome11.jpg (http://www.meristation.com/EPORTAL_IMGS/GENERAL/juegos/PlayStation2-Accion/83/IMG2-cw41db0f28a3a3d/shadow_of_rome11.jpg)
it's a very good game, depicts ancient Rome! (love that era)
Great action, and story. Also has stealth sections too for those MGS lovers. about a 25 hour game, with plenty of re-playability  :guts:
(for ps2)
Pretty good game, I finished it a couple months ago! Very enjoyable. =) And I almost finished Onimusha 3(preparing for the last battle), It's too bad that franchise ended with Dawn of Dreams I hope to see it on current-gen consoles.
Also Singularity was pretty decent game, except for some translation issues, it's a bit funny to play while noticing all the mistakes. Jesus, why couldn't they hire a guy who at least knows Russian? :azan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on July 27, 2010, 08:12:14 PM

Finished the Berserk game for Dreamcast. It was good enough to play as Guts to hack and slash some monsters, and to see Skully after the credits rolled. I'll be playing Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker on the Psp.

P.S. HandsomeRakshas says hello to all!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on July 27, 2010, 09:16:25 PM
Finished the Berserk game for Dreamcast. It was good enough to play as Guts to hack and slash some monsters, and to see Skully after the credits rolled. I'll be playing Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker on the Psp.

P.S. HandsomeRakshas says hello to all!
Man, I need to find a way to get that game soon! Also, where has that sneaky fellow been? We miss him!(ithink) :rakshas:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Scorpio on July 29, 2010, 07:12:17 AM
Limbo anyone? I'm almost done with it but it has been extremely enjoyable. I'd really like to see a full length game of this sort.

Watched a friend play this, was a very enjoyable little puzzle game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Harbinger on July 29, 2010, 11:22:02 PM
Watched a friend play this, was a very enjoyable little puzzle game.

I WATCHED MY FREIEND FUCK HILS GIRLFRIEND AND HER PUSSAY FELT GRATE!!!! :SK:

SAT QUEATION: WHATS WRONG WITH THOIS STASTEMENTS!!!!? :SK:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 29, 2010, 11:32:47 PM
(http://a.imageshack.us/img830/9023/1279811790781.png)


... seriously who lifted the ban on this guy?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Truder on July 30, 2010, 02:18:49 AM
His Sig made me chuckle :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on July 30, 2010, 02:30:55 AM
Yes! He's back! :zodd:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Harbinger on July 30, 2010, 03:16:04 AM
RUDIMENTARY CREATURES OF BLOOD AND FLESH. YOU TOUCH MY MIND, FUMBLING IN IGNORANCE, INCAPIBLE OF UNDERSTANDING. THERE IS A REALM OF EXISTENCE SO FAR BEYOND YOUR OWN YOU CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE IT. I AM BEYOND YOUR COMPREHENSION. I AM SOV.. SKuLL LoRD!

NOW THAT I'VE REINTRODUCED MYSELF IN A PRIMITIVE LANGUAGE YOU CAN ALL UNDERSTAND, ALLOW ME TO SPEAK IN MY NATIVE TONGUE...

WHAAAAAT WAS THAAAAAAAAAAAT YUO FAGGORTS!!!??
I HERD TEH ECHO OF SHITSTAINS BEIN RUBBED ON TEH RUG OF ALL EXISTENCE, TEH SOWND OF A JOOSEY FART DAMPENED BY ITS PWN WETNESS!!! JUST BEARLY CAN I COMPRAHAND TEH MEENING OF TAHT PITIFUL EXCREESHIN, SUM ANCHANT RECONIGSHIN IN TEH PRIMATIVE LOWER REPTILIN BRAEN, LIKE A MISFIRING SINAPS IT COMS TOO ME!
I CUM AND GO AS I PLEES! I AM THE GAIT AND THE KEY! I DESIDE HOO SI TO BE AND NOT BE BANNED! WHEN I OPENED A SINGEL EYE FROM MY SLUMBER IN TEH MOUTH OF MADNESS, 1 NITES SLEEP FOR ME SINSE TEH LASSED TIEM I GRACED THEIS RELM, I NEVER IMAGEND THAT MY FACE WOOD BE FORGOTINN HEAR!!!! I WAS OWNLY VIZITING BUT MY WERK IS OBVEEESLY NOT DUN! IF MY OTHER SELF WOR NOT STILL DEAD TO TEH WURLD! IF BOTH IE'S WER OPEN AND THESE CHAINS BROKEN YUO ALL WOOD ALREDY SEES TO BE UNDER TEH HARSH RAELITY OF MY STAER!!! PREY FOR TEH DAY I WAEK FULLY NEVER TO CUM, FOR IT WILL BE YOUR LASSED!!!!!@

-SKuLL LoRD

P.S. ON TOPIC PLAIN ASS AFFECT CAN YOU TELL??!!!!LOL

P.P.S. McCOY!!!@
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death May Die on July 30, 2010, 05:23:20 AM
In other news, I started and beat Tenchu 2: Birth of the Assassins. I must say I like it more than the original Tenchu on PS. Even though I thought the opposite before hand.

*Everyone just ignore him and maybe he'll go away. ^^^
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Post by: IncantatioN on July 30, 2010, 01:11:31 PM
Last Blade 2 ... so under-rated.
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Post by: Harbinger on July 31, 2010, 12:20:59 AM
*Everyone just ignore him and maybe he'll go away. ^^^

DO I LOOK LIEK SOEM1 EZLY IGNOIRED!!? CAERFULL BOIY OR I MITE DO SOEMTHANG YUO CANT IGNOIR SO EZILLUY!! MUAHAHAHA!!!@

OBERRY
DETH WILL DIE
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on August 02, 2010, 04:34:43 PM
Ugh.

Anyway, I played Limbo and Peggle over the weekend. Limbo was cool, though I wish there was just a little more to it, otherwise it now makes me think of Don't Look Back (http://distractionware.com/games/flash/dontlookback/) as Limbo for Atari. Peggle was just plain stupid... and addictive. My friend and I spent basically our entire fucking Saturday playing that damn game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 02, 2010, 04:50:27 PM
Ugh.

Anyway, I played Limbo and Peggle over the weekend. Limbo was cool, though I wish there was just a little more to it, otherwise it now makes me think of Don't Look Back (http://distractionware.com/games/flash/dontlookback/) as Limbo for Atari. Peggle was just plain stupid... and addictive. My friend and I spent basically our entire fucking Saturday playing that damn game.
Peggle is awesome. I own it on four different platforms  :carcus: (PC, DS, cell phone, iPod Touch).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on August 02, 2010, 06:22:28 PM
Peggle is awesome. I own it on four different platforms  :carcus: (PC, DS, cell phone, iPod Touch).

FEVER!

Yeah, it's life-alteringly addictive, so I'm not going to buy it. I'm not going to get Peggle. I'm not buying Peggle Nights either. I'm not getting Peggle and Peggle Nights right now! I'm just not gonna not do it, ok!? :magni:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on August 02, 2010, 10:15:33 PM
Trying to get into Assassin's Creed 2, not digging it all that much.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on August 02, 2010, 10:34:32 PM
No...No...No.

The He-Man GIFs. The Foul Language. The Lunacy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mplBCLrVzBY#t=1m0s

Noooooo!! There aint no comin' back!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: IncantatioN on August 03, 2010, 01:52:00 PM
He-Man's AWESOME! I own all of it, and back home I've got Castle Greyskull with the old school figures even.

Over the weekend, I played and finished Power Blade and Power Blade 2. Sexy music.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on August 10, 2010, 01:29:55 AM
Finished Limbo, the second half of the game didn't have the whimsy or creativity of the first, it pretty much became a straight puzzle grind in a boring factory setting (the puzzle factory, cousin to the cinema's famous smoke and fire factory =). Even with some of the neat physics they introduced, it sort of settled on one thing and wasn't as natural or imaginative thereafter. They also really needed to build more on the mysterious antagonists in the early going, such as the spider and the faceless humans out to get you. Finally, the ending was a non-event on par with The Sopranos'. C'mon indie developers, it's not hard, look at super indie games like Don't Look Back or Tower of Heaven. Very simple, elegant, and fitting ends; don't just throw nothing against the wall and ask us to make something significant out of it (Braid even managed to have it both ways, and at least they threw a lot of nothing against the wall =).

Anyway, despite my gripes, it's definitely something worth playing for the first half, just don't feel bad if you don't finish it, you aren't missing anything. Basically, play it, but only until you've had your fill.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Madam President on August 10, 2010, 02:18:57 AM
I forced myself to finish Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker a few weeks ago...I love Metal Gear Solid, but I HATED this game.  I still find Big Boss to be the FINEST specimen of male, however... :slan:

I'm currently replaying the old PSone classic, Xenogears.  How I love you, Xenogears. Even with all of your flaws, I still love you. It's been what, four years? Let us share a drink...or six. Like Mr.Miura, I wouldn't kick you to the curb, even if you ate crackers and sunflower seeds in bed. I'm thinking about hitting up Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone) after I finish this game.  I just hope the used copy I managed to get ahold of still works.

And speaking of older games, does anyone remember the PSone game called "Tomba!"? I wish I could find a complete copy that won't cost me my left ovary.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on August 10, 2010, 02:57:59 AM
I forced myself to finish Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker a few weeks ago...I love Metal Gear Solid, but I HATED this game.  I still find Big Boss to be the FINEST specimen of male, however... :slan:


I'm on the other end of the stick. I"m liking it so far. I"m barely on the part where you defeat the tank and have to go after the nukes.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on August 10, 2010, 04:39:43 AM
I'm on the other end of the stick. I"m liking it so far. I"m barely on the part where you defeat the tank and have to go after the nukes.
I'm on that part either, the game is awesome but not MGS1-4 awesome. Also started playing DragonQuest VIII, a great game indeed! :ubik:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rhombaad on August 10, 2010, 09:34:46 PM
I'm playing more of FFXIII while my computer is in the shop. Once it's back, I'll be diving into StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty again.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on August 12, 2010, 03:59:24 PM
Some non-competitive StarCraft 2. There are tons of assholes in BattleNet. Not that I expected otherwise.

Kane & Lynch 2's demo is surprisingly good. You gotta see it, the camera's in documentary-style, complete with camera glitches that distort the graphics sometimes. And the gameplay doesn't get in its way!

And Mafia II's demo is the best sandbox I've ever played!

Demos are awesome!!!!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on August 12, 2010, 04:48:21 PM
My buddy and I can't wait for Kane and Lynch 2. The first wasn't exactly mind blowing, but goddammit if it wasn't a shit load of fun on co-op. Glad to here the demo is looking sweet. We are ganna be up for a week straight knocking K&L2 and then moving rite along into Reach!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Truder on August 17, 2010, 08:55:57 AM
I want to play the Berserk game for PS2 but I don't have the money. :sad:
So I went online so I can at least see the cutscenes, but I couldn't find them anywhere. :judo:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 17, 2010, 09:36:59 AM
So I went online so I can at least see the cutscenes, but I couldn't find them anywhere. :judo:

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9364.0 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9364.0)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on August 17, 2010, 06:55:55 PM
I want to play the Berserk game for PS2 but I don't have the money. :sad:
You need to modify your console, it's not that expensive and it's definitely worth it, 'cause you can play any game from any region.

Just finished Crysis, it was so dull and boring, it made me wonder why people love it so much?-_-
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 17, 2010, 06:58:25 PM
Just finished Crysis, it was so dull and boring, it made me wonder why people love it so much?-_-

The game is what you make of it. I would call it everything but dull and boring.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on August 17, 2010, 07:24:24 PM
The game is what you make of it. I would call it everything but dull and boring.
Well, I don't know, it seemed that way to me, they say Warhead is much better, gonna found out soon.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 17, 2010, 07:33:40 PM
Well, I don't know, it seemed that way to me, they say Warhead is much better, gonna found out soon.

If you found Crysis boring then I guarantee you it won't be any different with Warhead. It's more of the same.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on August 17, 2010, 07:49:03 PM
If you found Crysis boring then I guarantee you it won't be any different with Warhead. It's more of the same.
Hm, my friends told me otherwise, but anyway, I'm going to finish downloading it soon and see for myself. :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on August 19, 2010, 03:58:29 AM
Wow, Kain and Lynch 2 was a pretty disappointing. My friend and I blasted through the entire story mode in just four hours. That's it, game over. And the end was really bad. It almost looked like the cutscene was cut short or something. It was really lame.

Now I'm working on Splinter Cell conviction. It's a lot of fun but one of the new features has the color go out for when your hidden in shadows. Since this is basically 80% of the time, most of the game is in black&white. Kind of annoying considering the game has really nice graphics but you don't really get to notice it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on August 19, 2010, 04:10:04 AM
Wow, Kain and Lynch 2 was a pretty disappointing. My friend and I blasted through the entire story mode in just four hours. That's it, game over. And the end was really bad. It almost looked like the cutscene was cut short or something. It was really lame.

I've heard a lot of complaints about the length, which is why I won't be getting it for now. But that documentary style really got me, it's so awesome. Man, pixellating "inappropriate" things in the game is such a good idea. I'm glad this game exists, and I'll probably buy it when it's 4.99 dollars on Steam.

So the 10 minute demo was actually a huge portion of the game? :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on August 20, 2010, 03:27:42 AM
Yea man. The style was cool. But that's literally the whole game. Just the shaky camera following the guys around. There's really no plot either, just escape. Felt like a xbox live game.

60 bucks down the drain.

Edit- Just finished Splinter Cell. Great game overall, lots of stealth action fun and some great cinematic moments. Again though, beat the whole thing in one sitting, took me about 8 hours. I'm getting kinda annoyed at how short some of these games are lately. Two full games in two days, *sigh*. It was pretty badass though, worthy of a 7 or 8. The torture scenes were really cool, where you basically drag a guy around the room looking for things to smash his head through. I believe this may have been the most brutal of the Splinter cell games too, with some extremely harsh language (worse than Kain and Lynch).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 20, 2010, 08:28:06 AM
I'm getting kinda annoyed at how short some of these games are lately. Two full games in two days, *sigh*.

Why don't you just play Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen like me. It'll last you more than a day. :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on August 20, 2010, 09:48:37 AM
Well howdy ho folks!  :carcus:

Real late for the party but... I bought Elder Scrolls 4 for 6 bucks on steam not too long ago... been playing that recently! Great game!

Love the mods for it!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on August 20, 2010, 09:54:00 AM
Well howdy ho folks!  :carcus:

Real late for the party but... I bought Elder Scrolls 4 for 6 bucks on steam not too long ago... been playing that recently! Great game!

Love the mods for it!
:isidro: It's you!

Anyway, I'm HOPING to be playing the Final Fantasy XIV beta soon... waiting on some sites to give out beta keys randomly though! Open beta should start at the beginning of September anyway, but I want in! :farnese:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on August 21, 2010, 09:53:05 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

for the first time!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 21, 2010, 10:07:10 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

for the first time!

Oh boy, that's a real classic you got there. Enjoy yourself!

I played a few levels of Dead Space Extraction yesterday and it's pretty good. It's like an interactive movie explaining how things went bad before Dead Space. A movie in which you shoot monsters. Works for me. :void:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on August 21, 2010, 10:23:41 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

for the first time!
Aww yeah! Second best Zelda title in my opinion. Loads of nostalgia too. :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on August 21, 2010, 10:42:40 AM
I played a few levels of Dead Space Extraction yesterday and it's pretty good. It's like an interactive movie explaining how things went bad before Dead Space. A movie in which you shoot monsters. Works for me. :void:

Yeah, I've picked up Dead Space: Extraction some months ago, it's really good, nice graphic and it's cool to know what happen before Dead Space(things are getting crazy near the end...)I've truly enjoyed it, no regret on this purchase.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on August 24, 2010, 07:06:54 PM
Hey guys, today I went to return Kayne and Lynch and Splinter Cell at a gamestop and my plan was to get Mafia 2, which came out today and looks pretty badass. But then I realized I never played Red Dead Redemption  and so I bought that instead. I may have not payed much attention to the discussions about it here but given the generally perfect scores it got, does anyone think this game is awesome? I'll find out soon enough, but who else has played it?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 24, 2010, 07:31:52 PM
I bought it at launch and played it to completion relatively quickly. I think it's a fantastic game, but I haven't had the desire to go back to it since I finished it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on August 25, 2010, 04:20:51 AM
Grabbed Super Metroid for Wii per Walters recommendation.  Enjoying it a lot so far! I can't figure out how to get through the yellow doors.  I feel like I'm missing an item or something obvious.  I'll figure it out though.  Brain...tired.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 25, 2010, 01:31:41 PM
Grabbed Super Metroid for Wii per Walters recommendation.  Enjoying it a lot so far! I can't figure out how to get through the yellow doors.  I feel like I'm missing an item or something obvious.  I'll figure it out though.  Brain...tired.

If you can't open a colored door, that means you don't have the right weapon -- yet. Just keep exploring.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on August 25, 2010, 11:36:46 PM
Okay, So I figured out you can wall jump and sprint.  Glad the game told me that lol, I feel stupid for falling through those damn traps over and over.  Just got the Varla suit.  :D

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 26, 2010, 12:00:40 AM
Just got the Varla suit.  :D

Hahaha, it's "Varia". :guts: It's good that you're enjoying yourself, Super Metroid is a true classic.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: DemonicAlchemist on August 26, 2010, 01:50:15 AM
Devil may cry 3
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 26, 2010, 04:17:32 PM
After a recent Steam sale, I've been playing Borderlands again with some friends online. As hollow as the game's core is, it's a great grind/loot shooter. It's right up there with Diablo II in my opinion in terms of addictive loot hunting. Anyone that's a fan of D2 should give this one a shake.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on August 26, 2010, 06:03:31 PM
After a recent Steam sale, I've been playing Borderlands again with some friends online. As hollow as the game's core is, it's a great grind/loot shooter. It's right up there with Diablo II in my opinion in terms of addictive loot hunting. Anyone that's a fan of D2 should give this one a shake.


Yea Borderlands is addicting, i've had an urge to pick it up again.  

I just got Mafia 2 (about 6 hours in) and I must say this game is really, really good. It's a typical mafia story but it incorporates everything you've ever seen in a mob movie and there are so many twists and turns in the plot. The best thing though is the setting. You start in GTA4 style city but since the game takes place in the 40's, the radio, the cars, the posters on the wall... they all fit the time period perfectly. AND you eventually progress into the 50's and suddenly everything changes and you start hearing Elvis songs and such. I've never really seen a game that goes through different time periods on this big of scale before, its pretty neat. You also get to collect vintage playboys with (surprisingly) real nude girls from that playboys of that era, which is a nice touch.

I've also noticed after playing several games this past week (Kain and Lynch 2, Splinter Cell 4, Mafia2) that these games seem to really push what can be put into an "M" rated game. Like even I'm taken aback at some of the language and brutality. I remember playing "mature" games for the ps1 when i was a kid like Syphon Filter or something and yea it had blood but it wasn't THAT bad. If my mom heard me playing these games back then i think she would taken them away. Seriously, these few games are more R-rated than any Hollywood movie I've seen since... well i can't even remember. It's refreshing.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Manjou on August 27, 2010, 10:40:06 AM
I got Kane & Lynch 2 the other day, played it a bit. It was OK but I wish IO interactive would just try and make a another great stealth game like they did with the hitman series (doesn't even have to be another hitman sequel) The action is a bit mediocre and the on-line modes are a little disappointing; I thought the undercover cop was a cool idea but not when it's the same map over and over again and the same guy always the undercover cop

I'm thinking of getting Mafia 2 as well, I really liked the demo it had a great late 40s atmosphere :serpico:

I've got up the last boss on the Scott Pilgrim game, which is hella fun it's great to see more local co-op games being released (this was one the reasons I bought K&L2)

Other than that I've been working my way through the original thief 1 (feels weird playing games on the PC again) and I'm really enjoying it, it has amazing atmosphere and pretty darn creepy in places; though to quote Yahtzee I wish Garrett wouldn't wear tap shoes to sneak into places :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death_Maiden on August 27, 2010, 02:59:29 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

for the first time!
Great game! Hardcore nostalgia for me.  Watch out for the name change THIEF!

I played a few levels of Dead Space Extraction yesterday and it's pretty good. It's like an interactive movie explaining how things went bad before Dead Space. A movie in which you shoot monsters. Works for me. :void:

I actually rented that game and beat it; kinda short but a lot of fun.  The motion comic was also unlocked after you beat the game which was surprisingly a very fun watch! 

I actually just finished playing Alan Wake on Nightmare mode; its been sitting around for awhile.  The DLC, "The Signal, Episode 1" recently came out which got me into playing it again.  It was about an hour long but pretty fun, and esp good because it was free!  Great game though a bit cheesy but sort of Steven King-ish.  After playing it awhile you get into it.  His friend in the game, Barry Wheeler, is good comic relief as well.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on August 27, 2010, 03:22:40 PM
Repetive gameplay in alan wake killed it for me. You fight the same damn thing the entire game, and the most powerful you get is a flare gun. Game was overrated and overhyped imo.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death_Maiden on August 27, 2010, 04:13:00 PM
Repetive gameplay in alan wake killed it for me. You fight the same damn thing the entire game, and the most powerful you get is a flare gun. Game was overrated and overhyped imo.
Yea generally it is, even the super hard mode was generally easy since you already know what to expect but I am a sucker for the horror genre (or physiological thriller, this was) so I had to give it a try. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on August 28, 2010, 05:05:23 AM
I played XIV closed beta for about a week, and now I'm just waiting for Open Beta on the 31st. In the mean time I think I should pop in Red Dead Redemption or FFXIII again... it's been a while since I've used my PS3 :azan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on August 30, 2010, 01:30:17 AM


Just got a PS3 finally and playing Wanted ( borrowed) I just won some money, so my first choice for a game to play will be Metal Gear Solid 4.

Oburi, they are M games for a reason. And if you still haven't beat FF XIII ,that one doesn't qualify as a short game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 31, 2010, 02:46:40 PM
I played XIV closed beta for about a week, and now I'm just waiting for Open Beta on the 31st.

Postponed by Square Enix because of critical bugs. New date will be announced later.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on August 31, 2010, 08:48:28 PM
Postponed by Square Enix because of critical bugs. New date will be announced later.
Yeah... just saw that. Luckily I've been playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. recently, so I'll have more time for that at least! :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on September 01, 2010, 02:30:01 AM
Hahaha, it's "Varia". :guts: It's good that you're enjoying yourself, Super Metroid is a true classic.
Whoops! I hope you're enjoying Other M!

I just got a 360 yesterday, and I'm so excited.  I haven't bought a new console since the Xbox.  Late much? I just love that new console smell.  It was like opening the package and getting hit in the face with nostalgia...but new.  It reminded me of when I promised to get good grades so my parents would buy me a 64. : ) What a motivator.

I just ordered Red Dead and already bought Blazblue: Continuim Shift and Tales of Vesperia.  Really enjoying both so far, Guilty Gear was one of my all time favorites so it's great to see how far the series has come.  I don't think the character designs are quite as unique as Guilty Gear, but it makes up for it with stunning visuals and great gameplay.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 01, 2010, 06:41:44 AM
Whoops! I hope you're enjoying Other M!

Not out here yet... I'll have to wait until Saturday.

I just got a 360 yesterday, and I'm so excited.  I haven't bought a new console since the Xbox.  Late much? I just love that new console smell.  It was like opening the package and getting hit in the face with nostalgia...but new.  It reminded me of when I promised to get good grades so my parents would buy me a 64. : ) What a motivator.

I just ordered Red Dead and already bought Blazblue: Continuim Shift and Tales of Vesperia.  Really enjoying both so far, Guilty Gear was one of my all time favorites so it's great to see how far the series has come.  I don't think the character designs are quite as unique as Guilty Gear, but it makes up for it with stunning visuals and great gameplay.

Congrats on the new purchase! There are some pretty cool games on the X360. Bad time to get in though, they just announced a price increase for the Xbox Live gold subscription.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on September 01, 2010, 05:19:55 PM
Not out here yet... I'll have to wait until Saturday.

Congrats on the new purchase! There are some pretty cool games on the X360. Bad time to get in though, they just announced a price increase for the Xbox Live gold subscription.

Oh, poo. 

Thanks! : ) Yeah, I'm impressed by some of the XBLA games, too.  I just grabbed Ikaruga, Shank, Limbo and Geometry Wars. : D

Yeah, I heard about that.  Kind of sucks.  Although they have a deal on XBL where you can renew your subscription for the standard 40 whenever your account runs out. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 01, 2010, 05:32:39 PM
Oh, poo. 

Thanks! : ) Yeah, I'm impressed by some of the XBLA games, too.  I just grabbed Ikaruga, Shank, Limbo and Geometry Wars. : D

Get Shadow Complex. :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on September 01, 2010, 06:52:17 PM
Yeah, I heard about that.  Kind of sucks.  Although they have a deal on XBL where you can renew your subscription for the standard 40 whenever your account runs out. 

Either that, or you have until november 1st to get the service at it's regular price.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on September 02, 2010, 05:36:48 AM
I started to play Star Ocean Second Evolution for the PSP and so far I am enjoying it. The music is great unlike in Star Ocean 3, that was just crap compared to this. By the way I love your signature Dar Klink, got a laugh out of me.  :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on September 02, 2010, 05:45:30 AM
By the way I love your signature Dar Klink, got a laugh out of me.  :serpico:
D'aww thanks!  :slan:
Was playing XIV Open Beta tonight, but I had a connection error on my side, and Square was having log-in server issues, so I got locked out. :sad:
Guess it's to be expected when this is a stress test stage of the beta, but I'm still annoyed that I could be playing right now if it wasn't for an error on my side.
If anybody plays, I'll be on the Figaro server, named Farnese Vandimion! :farnese:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on September 04, 2010, 08:14:32 PM
Link's Awakening was nice! Charming and fun until the end.

You all should download the Amnesia demo that just came out: http://store.steampowered.com/app/57300/

It's EXTREME! I'm preordering it! Also I'm playing Final Fantasy XII again because the soundtrack made me want to replay it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 05, 2010, 08:15:50 AM
I've been having fun with Metroid: Other M. I'm about 5 hours in. So far so good.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on September 05, 2010, 05:02:14 PM
Link's Awakening was nice! Charming and fun until the end.

You all should download the Amnesia demo that just came out: http://store.steampowered.com/app/57300/

It's EXTREME! I'm preordering it! Also I'm playing Final Fantasy XII again because the soundtrack made me want to replay it.

I love Links awakening.  One of my favorites, even beside a link to the past.  Amnesia looks like it would scare the poop right out of you.  I don't handle scary games so well.  :magni:

I also agree - the panel in Dar Klinks signature made me triple take the first time I saw it. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Rus on September 05, 2010, 05:29:36 PM
Hehe after reading many of the posts here, i started playing Fallout 1. I absolutely love this game , what have i missed so many years.  :schnoz:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Gaahl on September 05, 2010, 08:26:08 PM
I played a lot of SC2 since release, it's incredible how addictive it is in spite of the mess that is the new BNet.

Yesterday my copy of Metroid: Other M arrived. Pretty good so far, but some fights can be brutal to say the least.
I'm not complaining though, the benefit of a higher difficulty is that you take things more seriously, which is a good thing.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death_Maiden on September 05, 2010, 10:08:32 PM
I went ahead and spoiled Metroid other M for myself, since I do not have a Wii and am a Metroid fanatic...  I hope the game play is fun because the story is disappointing, and feels highly aimed at a Japanese audience, but keep us updated on your impressions.

I just beat Dead Rising: Case Zero.  A lot of fun.  So far I like Chuck Greene a little better then Frank.  Though Frank has covered wars, ya know, Chuck seems to really get things done.  I'm looking forward to Dead Rising 2 so far even though it is most likely just more of the same but in a new location.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 08, 2010, 06:36:36 PM
BlazBlue Continuum Shift. I only played some of the tutorial and some challenges (which are pretty tough) but I look forward to starting story mode and arcade. I hope the story makes a little more sense this time around since I had no effing clue what was going on in the last game.

Also as great as Red Dead is, after playing for about 6 hours, I just can't get into it. I haven't played it since the one time, I understand why its such a great game but, similar to GTA I play it once and put it down for months and months. Not sure why.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 08, 2010, 06:52:00 PM
I'm toward the end of Metroid: Other M, and I just bought VVVVVV on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/70300/
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on September 08, 2010, 08:28:07 PM
Hey Oburi, I just bought Cont. Shift, too.  We should play some matches sometime.  My gamertag is MasterCrocodile.

I played the flash demo of VVVVV and found it immensely entertaining.  I'll probably grab it next paycheck. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on September 10, 2010, 07:23:46 PM
If anybody plays, I'll be on the Figaro server, named Farnese Vandimion! :farnese:

I'm playing on that server with a friend until the beta ends. I'm Brother Mouzone.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 14, 2010, 10:54:30 AM
I've been playing Luminous Arc 2 on the NDS. Good little game as far as I'm concerned. The gameplay, while not groundbreaking, is competent, and there's a lot of nice little additions that give the series its own personality.

I bought and finished Limbo recently and was underwhelmed despite my low expectations. Neat game, but not worth its price. I don't know why some people rave about it.

I'm also about to start playing the Mass Effect 2 DLCs I haven't touched yet. I've got high hopes for Liara's.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 14, 2010, 03:28:41 PM
Wow nobody is talking about Reach? Well, it's amazing. Simply amazing.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on September 14, 2010, 03:33:34 PM
never been a halo fan *shrug*

for whatever reason I started playing warhammer online and it's pretty fun. Just playing that and SC2, SSFIV, Melty Blood, Blazblue CS. I miss out on so many games cause I can always go back to fighting games and have fun. I should put it down and maybe play mass effect or metroid or something
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 14, 2010, 03:53:59 PM
I'm replaying through Mass Effect 2 and all the DLC I've skipped since I beat the game in January. The Liara DLC in particular is amazing. It's clear that BioWare listened to fans' complaints and implemented a solution. Bravo to them, and props for the comedic bits, which actually ended up providing some of the biggest laughs in the game, for me.  :ganishka:

PS: 10,000 posts.  :schnoz:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on September 14, 2010, 04:35:14 PM
Wow nobody is talking about Reach? Well, it's amazing. Simply amazing.

I only played Halo 1 & 2. I didn't feel compelled to get Halo 3 or the later titles.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on September 14, 2010, 05:47:38 PM
Aaz, Reach is a great game.  If you don't purchase it, at least rent it or something and give it a shot.

Halo 3 was shit, as was ODST.  They've finally made up for it with Reach.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Jaze1618 on September 14, 2010, 06:10:25 PM
Only thing I play these days is League of Legends. Don't really have much free time for anything else.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on September 17, 2010, 12:51:34 AM
That's some pretty swoll E-peen you got there Walter.  :ganishka:  Just jesting! : ) Grats

Been loving me some Halo Reach.  It's a fantastic game.  Loved the story.  Pretty melancholy ending.  But super cool to see everything come together nicely, and how it streamlined into the first halo was perfect.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on September 17, 2010, 05:57:50 AM
Yea Reach was fun. I'm now trying to kick me some ass online, it gets very aggravating, but i usually find myself coming out on top. The campaign was a little bittersweet for me. I enjoyed it being the prequel to the first Halo but again my main problem is length and levels. I breezed right through it in one sitting (on co-op) and I admit I enjoyed the terrain and setting of Halo 3 better. Reach didn't quit match that epic scope I thought it would. You "see" some big battles in the distance, you see the massive scarabs (i think they are called) climbing up mountain sides, but you never actually get to take them down ( like you could do a few times in Halo 3). Also, yea the graphics are nice and everything but again, its like they took certain things out. No blood splatter on walls or floors? shit man Halo 1 had that! It's kind of how I feel about Mass Effect 2, still a great play-through and beauty to look at, but with certain things added at the expensive of other things being taken away, i still find myself longing for a Halo sequel that will never completely satisfy. As far as I'm concerned, Halo 1 will always be a great game and  Halo 3 was the pinnacle of the franchise. ODST and Reach are nice, but just variations of an already great fps franchise.

Anyway, I also played the demos for two arcade games, Limbo and Shadow Complex and I loved them both! But with limited funds I can only choose one, which will it be!? ... Well on the advice of a certain gamer I know is trustworthy (thank you!) I went with Shadow Complex, and considering it's length I'll feel like I'm getting more for my buck. Awesome fun!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on September 17, 2010, 08:04:01 PM
Be sure to pick up Limbo at some point, too.  It's no slouch and so worth the money.

I hear you a little bit.  It would be cool to be able to go "to" or partake in all the crazy stuff you see happen in the distance.  Maybe they do this because of engine restrictions, for example...The tip of the spear cutscene.  I thought I was going to actually drive a warthog straight into an oncoming covenant force.  I remember seeing quite a bit of blood around, though.

Haven't ever played through 3.  It took me a while to get a 360 so I spoiled the story by watching the cutscenes.  Kind of a shame because I'll never know what it was like to play through and experience the story brand new. 

But Overall it's a very fun experience.  I imagine whenever matchmaking campaign comes online and we get some DLC, the game will feel even more rounded.  : )

How do you feel Mass Effect 2 was...Effected?  :badbone: Just curious.  I played through the demo because I've always been on the rail about it.  I enjoyed it, but maybe I just don't dig the vibe. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 22, 2010, 04:48:21 PM
(http://multimedia.detnews.com/pix/blogs/newsmakers/2010/08/CIVILIZATION%20V%20FRONT%20OF%20BOX.jpg)
Civilization V launched yesterday, and I played it for about 7 hours. It's a huge improvement for the series, though while some areas have been streamlined, I get the sense that came at the cost of being less dense and complex as Civilization IV. However, that perception could come from the fact that I was new to the franchise when IV came out, but by the time V landed, I'd invested dozens of hours in learning how the system works.

But even with a good understanding of the basics of Civ, there are a number of changes to adapt to in V, nearly all of which are for factors of the game I found obnoxious, primarily combat and religion. Civ V does away with religion completely, which I'm thankful for. I never quite knew what the fuck I was doing in that portion of the game anyway.

Religion, as well as political systems, have been replaced with "social policies," which you purchase with culture points. Each social policy has a branching tree structure (think Diablo) which gives direct perks like "+1 happiness in all cities." Every two dozen turns or so, you'll have accumulated enough culture points to buy a new policy trait or adopt a new policy, with bonuses that stack on top of the ones you've already bought.

The in-game menus do an excellent job of explaining the repercussions and benefits of actions you take. This was always a problem for me in Civ IV. If you ever find yourself lost about a rule or system in Civ V, the in-game "civlopedia" is a huge, searchable help guide and has been very useful for me.

Despite an exciting first 100 turns or so, I encountered some tedium toward the end game, because I've already conquered my main continent, and spread across to the other one, where all the remaining civs appear to be rubbing two sticks together still. I've been playing at normal speed and default difficulty, but next time I'm definitely going to bump up the difficulty a notch.

Another huge improvement is combat. In Civ IV, to invade a city you simply shat out a cubic assload of varying offensive units, moved them into the same tile and bombarded a city until one side lost, or both got bored with the tedious process and called the whole thing off. In Civ V, no two units can occupy in the same tile. This forces you to plan your approach on an invasion. and think about the terrain around the area. Some units may specialize in rough terrain, others in open. Ranged units also actually have ranged attacks, and are no longer simply the go-to guys for defending cities. With this new system, a soldier can stand in front of a ranged attacker, and  you can essentially do double damage to any unit in each turn, as long as you've planned for it correctly. It's utterly rewarding when you pull this maneuver off.

The changes and additions to Civ V have streamlined the quirks and math headaches wrought by former games in the franchise. At this point, anyone interested in strategy games has no excuse not to give this series a fair shake. The demo, featuring 100 turns of a full game, is out now on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/8930/
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: PublicEnemy on September 25, 2010, 10:18:12 PM
I am in the process of playing Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep. Out of the games, this one to me is the hardest of them all so far. The combat to the story have been enjoyable to me. Graphics wise, the game looks like it could be on the PS2, meaning the graphics are great. I'd give it a 9/10 and its definitely not a title you should miss for the PSP.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death May Die on September 27, 2010, 06:12:05 PM
I am in the process of playing Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep. Out of the games, this one to me is the hardest of them all so far. The combat to the story have been enjoyable to me. Graphics wise, the game looks like it could be on the PS2, meaning the graphics are great. I'd give it a 9/10 and its definitely not a title you should miss for the PSP.

I like the game a lot too. I got Metal Gear Peace Walker to play through yet. But Birth by Sleep has been taking a lot of my time. Amazing what they can fit on these small disc. The new Fall Out approaches, I'm getting pretty excited!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on September 27, 2010, 08:18:37 PM
I like the game a lot too. I got Metal Gear Peace Walker to play through yet. But Birth by Sleep has been taking a lot of my time. Amazing what they can fit on these small disc. The new Fall Out approaches, I'm getting pretty excited!
Peace walker became repetitive after 35 hours, all this endless BTR/Tank/Helicopter battles. -_- I still play Dragon Quest VIII on my PS2(the game's just awesome) and I started on PC-version of Dead Space, pretty interesting reminds me of RE4.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 27, 2010, 09:03:24 PM
Minecraft. I just found a utility that makes your Dwarfs Fortress save playable in Minecraft.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 27, 2010, 11:09:38 PM
Minecraft. I just found a utility that makes your Dwarfs Fortress save playable in Minecraft.
Holy shit.  :magni:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on September 27, 2010, 11:14:44 PM
Minecraft. I just found a utility that makes your Dwarfs Fortress save playable in Minecraft.
Neck hairs just sprouted up and I think I developed autism from reading this post.

Myself, I'm playing the XIV retail edition now. I still enjoy it although not as much is changed from beta as I thought, so I might wait for a few patches or so after my 30 day free trial.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 28, 2010, 02:45:31 PM
GoodOldGames.com just landed Planescape Torment for $10. The game's legendary, and you should get it.

http://www.gog.com/en/news/new_release_planescape_torment/0

GoG also recently got Age of Wonders and Baldur's Gate, with several more big-name titles coming soon. We're all expecting the inevitable Baldur's Gate 2. I skipped BG1, but I'll definitely get BG2 when it hits.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on September 28, 2010, 02:53:55 PM
GoodOldGames.com just landed Planescape Torment for $10. The game's legendary, and you should get it.

Yesterday I bought my friend's extremely old 4CD version of this game for $25. :mozgus:

I'm about 7 hours in and am totally addicted.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death May Die on September 28, 2010, 07:01:16 PM
I will be dragging myself to the game store today to get Dead Raising 2!  :beast:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on September 28, 2010, 07:26:58 PM
GoodOldGames.com just landed Planescape Torment for $10. The game's legendary, and you should get it.

http://www.gog.com/en/news/new_release_planescape_torment/0

GoG also recently got Age of Wonders and Baldur's Gate, with several more big-name titles coming soon. We're all expecting the inevitable Baldur's Gate 2. I skipped BG1, but I'll definitely get BG2 when it hits.

Still got my big box from when this game was first released.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Henry Spencer on September 29, 2010, 04:45:35 PM
(http://thegamingliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/nier_splash.jpg)

Really is quite the incredible game. One of my favourites now and I'm playing it through for the fourth time (to acquire the final ending).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on September 29, 2010, 04:54:53 PM
I didn't even know that was out. Whoa. Not trying to be diminutive, but reviewers were calling it "Square-Enix's take on God of War."  Is that accurate or is there a lot more to it?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Henry Spencer on September 29, 2010, 07:43:52 PM
A lot more. I don't like God of War, if that helps your case? It's actually far more like a Zelda title but it feels honestly like a current gen Crystalis, the world is full of decadence/despair/darkness but not in the generic manner at all. It even pays homage to both Zelda and Ueda games in more ways than one and even defies genres; one dungeon is designed around an old school Zelda game where your perspective is from a birds eye viewpoint, another dungeon is from a Diablo perspective (isometric), another dungeon is entirely text-based adventure. And so on and so forth. You don't get more variety in terms of dungeons than in this game (most of them aren't even dungeons The combat is great and after a certain point in the game, you can obtain two different weapon types that change the gameplay immensely. It brings up many moments of nostalgia and is incredibly inspired. Some people moan about the visuals, but I think they work well. And there's even a Dragon Slayer in the game (no joke about it, it's almost exactly the same design).

The storyline is excellent, the characters are unforgettable and all that completely changes on NG+ (your perception of many characters change as you see events occur from another character's perspective. Damn am I using "perspective" and "viewpoint" a lot here, forgive the lack of any better terms). I think it is the most underrated game I've played in my life. I recommend New York Times review (he was the only person who truly got what Nier is all about: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/arts/television/04nier.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/arts/television/04nier.html))

I felt like the game melded many genres together perfectly unlike any other game I've played before it. The game plays like a celebration of every good adventure game and RPG I've ever played. A lot of love was put into this game. I know I sound like I'm gushing uncontrollably, but eh.. Basically, you have to play this game to see why. :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on September 29, 2010, 08:58:22 PM
(http://thegamingliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/nier_splash.jpg)

Really is quite the incredible game. One of my favourites now and I'm playing it through for the fourth time (to acquire the final ending).
I wanted to play this game since I saw the first teaser, and it was audio only. I read many interviews and soon as it came out, I bought the game for PS3, still, I don't own the system.=) And, yeah, about the DS I have some screenshots from gameplay footage somewhere, it looks cool, but a bit smaller than original.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 30, 2010, 04:05:37 PM
I bought the game for PS3, still, I don't own the system.

Why not wait to buy it when you have a PS3 or wait until after the price drop.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on September 30, 2010, 06:58:59 PM
Guys, seriously, buy Planescape: Torment. This game is just beyond incredible.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on September 30, 2010, 08:02:17 PM


Just finished MG Solid : Peacewalker. I enjoyed it, just kinda hard shooting too much on the psp. Now back to MGS 4, I'm almost at the end.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on October 01, 2010, 08:27:26 PM
Why not wait to buy it when you have a PS3 or wait until after the price drop.
Actually I bought it quite cheap, for about 22 bucks. I got many cheap stuff that would definitely play in the future, like Heavy Rain, Uncharted 1-2, MGS 4, Valkyria Chronicles, etc.


Just finished MG Solid : Peacewalker. I enjoyed it, just kinda hard shooting too much on the psp.
Are you sure? Even the fifth chapter Outer Heaven? What about extra missions?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on October 01, 2010, 09:59:55 PM
Peace walker became repetitive after 35 hours, all this endless BTR/Tank/Helicopter battles.

Just wanted to say that I agree with you here for the most part. The story is good enough for me even if it is full of WTF moments (just weird stuff in general) and I really loved the ending (chapter 5 ending that is). It makes me want a remake of the original Metal Gear so bad, though it would be tough to see Snake and Big Boss face off after what we've witnessed with Peace Walker and MGS3. I even had fun doing most of the extra ops, but once you finish chapter 5 it's just endless tank and helicopter grind and I lost interest quickly. I'm not sure how people can stay entertained fighting just a slightly more difficulty helicopter literally 10 different times. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad but it takes forever to kill most bosses. I nearly lost my shit when I died after fighting the final boss for nearly 30 minutes (my hands were so sore) and had to start over again.

Otherwise, great game but the extra ops/bosses really needed some more variety.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 02, 2010, 06:21:31 PM
I finally played and beat shadow complex and limbo. Both great games. I also played the dead rising 2 arcade game that is a prequel to the official dead rising 2. Honestly I realld didn't like it. Maybe I'm just zombied out by now but it wasn't that great I even noticed some glitches! Just really not that fun of a game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Pez on October 02, 2010, 08:52:19 PM
Person 3 Portable and Dead Rising 2. I like P3P better....
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death_Maiden on October 03, 2010, 04:07:30 PM
So I just discovered and began playing Project Legacy, an Assassin's Creed game on Facebook.  So far it's pretty basic but interesting and good at killing 5 minutes or so here and there. 

-Brotherhood players will be able to unlock 25 exclusive missions in Project Legacy. As players progress through Project Legacy, they will also unlock content for Brotherhood.

I plan on getting Brotherhood myself and if this game leads to some bonus content can it really hurt? 
If you would like an invite to build up a big clan feel free to let me know. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=115902524 (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=115902524)

http://apps.facebook.com/projectlegacy/
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Skullgrin140 on October 03, 2010, 05:38:20 PM
Currently charging my way through the Devil May Cry series, at the moment I'm playing the 4th one.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on October 05, 2010, 01:47:26 PM
I finished Planescape and enjoyed the hell out of it. Not uninstalling anytime soon!

I was gonna play Mass Effect 2 with all of the DLC but my piece of shit graphics card is giving me an allergy when it gets hot for some reason, my face melts and liquids come out of my nose and eyes.

So I'm gonna postpone that and play Mother 3 again since I just played Earthbound in June.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 05, 2010, 02:01:17 PM
I finished Planescape and enjoyed the hell out of it. Not uninstalling anytime soon!
That was quick! I'm only about 10 hours in myself. Loving it. But, man there's a lot of dialogue in this game... And while most of it is amazing, it gets tiresome quick for me when it's just some damned NPC with no connection to the main story.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on October 05, 2010, 02:12:46 PM
That was quick! I'm only about 10 hours in myself. Loving it. But, man there's a lot of dialogue in this game... And while most of it is amazing, it gets tiresome quick for me when it's just some damned NPC with no connection to the main story.

Yeah, I hear ya. If you're sick of them about 10 hours in, get ready to murder some motherfuckers because they won't stop talking. But I didn't finish most of the sidequests, mainly because I had to rely way too much on tattoos to get good dialogue options; I messed up my charisma and intelligence at the character creation and it was pretty irreversible. That kinda destroyed my game a little, so I just rushed when I was about halfway through.

But yeah, some characters are pretty awesome, even some that aren't connected directly to the main plot, like on the Smoldering Corpse Bar that "O" guy. If you don't disrespect him, he says some awesome life stuff.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on October 05, 2010, 03:01:04 PM
Tales of Vesperia! : D It's hitting my JRPG spot something fierce.  Love a good tales game.

Also been dabbling in Valkyria chronicles 2. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 11, 2010, 05:43:19 PM
For everyone who dreamed of building castles made of LEGOs as a child, buy Minecraft. (http://www.minecraft.net/)

Seriously, it's pretty damned fun. No other game in recent memory has given me such a portal back to childhood wonderment. There's a rawness and excitement around every corner in this game. What I'm going to do is write a basic, stream of consciousness review of my first few hours of Minecraft. It'll give  you the basics of what to expect from it.

Quote from: My First Few Hours In Minecraft
I land in the world near a beach. I take a quick look around me and see that the procedurally generated world has some verticality, but is mostly flat with hills and some visible caverns and a nearby lake/ocean. This is good, as I've seen worlds where you start out on a floating island. It should be noted that the world will continue to expand as far as  you walk. I approach the first tree I see and begin punching it with my fists. Eventually, one of the wood blocks breaks off and I collect it.

Everything in Minecraft is composed of blocks, which are formed from various materials you can collect (wood, stone, sand, clay, gold, iron, diamond, etc.) I collect about 10 more wood blocks before going to my inventory, turning the wood blocks into wooden planks, and crafting a workbench (2x2 wood plank blocks). With a workbench I can craft a pickaxe, axe, and shovel out of the remaining wood planks. These are the basic tools in Minecraft for manipulating the environment.

Armed with a wooden axe, my woodcutting is faster, and armed with a wooden pickaxe, I can begin hollowing out a nearby stone cave to fashion a home for when night falls. My home starts simple. It’s just a square, symmetrical room with an opening at the front. I craft a door so the spiders, zombies and skeletons roaming at nighttime don’t feel too welcome. As I see the sun fall on the horizon, I see I have about 1 minute to kill some roaming cows for furs to craft equipment during the night. I manage to get 10 furs, just enough for a helmet or some pants. I also spend this time gathering more wood so I can smelt rock into stone, which I'll  use to expand my home, and make it nice and purdy.

<Fast Forward about 1-2 hours>

With my home relatively well outfitted, I find myself splitting my day time deep down in a nearby mineshaft Ive made, and my night time safe at home above ground, crafting and smelting the rare ore I can only find deep underground. But there's got to be a more efficient way to do this. Why can't I mine at night too? Oh yeah, zombies... So once night passes, I go outside my house and try to eyeball the distance to the mineshaft from my home. I go back inside and start mining from the inside of my home toward where I think the mineshaft is. Then I mine a little too far and come face to face with a skeleton. I had no idea it was already night. Shit. The little asshole hops his way into MY HOME, firing arrows at me. With just two pieces of equipment, and no sword crafted yet, I don't last long. I die in my house, dropping all my loot on top of my corpse.

I wake up minutes later on the beach. I have just a few more minutes before my dropped equipment disappears forever...  MY PRECIOUS DIAMOND PICKAXE!!!! NOOOOO! So I rush inside, where the skeleton still is, grab some wood, turn a corner, craft a workbench, and make a sword pronto. With a sword, I do about 2x damage, making short work of him.

I’ve come to realize that there might be times in the game when I don’t know where my house is. So I go a few yards into my front lawn and start  piling up stone bricks in a massive column. I eventually go into the clouds and can see for several “miles.” I then jump down to my death, re-spawn, and see a giant tower going up into the clouds. That’s my front lawn ornament. Now I know where to go.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on October 11, 2010, 06:50:07 PM
So....You like the game, right?  :slan:

I plan on buying it tonight.  I love indie developers and I love supporting good games.  But I'm afraid to read your mini review because I want my experience to be new, complete with dumb mistakes and all.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 11, 2010, 07:00:13 PM
So....You like the game, right?  :slan:
Yeah, I'm surprised how much I like it to be honest. I bought it Saturday and I've already played it about 15 hours.

I was surprised how good a game it was, because  previously, I'd just read so much about people building big crazy things in the game, and that doesn't particularly appeal to me. Building a "scale replica of the Starship Enterprise" ? No thanks... What interests me is the adventure you make for yourself in the world, and how there's always something new around the corner, the further you dig.

That part of the game could  use some better promotion, because it seems people think this is "just" a game about building wacky things out of blocks. The only thing I've really built like that is my giant crystal sword that stretches to the clouds on top of my castle/home. :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 11, 2010, 07:22:35 PM

You all should download the Amnesia demo that just came out: http://store.steampowered.com/app/57300/

It's EXTREME! I'm preordering it!

Late reply.
I'm actually surprised there's no dedicated thread for this game. I'm not really big on the horror genre and I don't play games very often. But this definitely stood out for me. It looks very atmospheric. I have no doubt that at times it'll really get your heart beating.
Water Horror
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5uoZh_uatQ
First play through of this game is bound to be quite the experience.
Unfortunately I can't try out the demo since my laptop is a real pos. :sad:

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on October 11, 2010, 08:08:44 PM
Late reply.
I'm actually surprised there's no dedicated thread for this game. I'm not really big on the horror genre and I don't play games very often. But this definitely stood out for me. It looks very atmospheric. I have no doubt that at times it'll really get your heart beating.

Looks like I'll be buying two games tonight. : D I'd almost forgotten about Amnesia.  Really nut-clenching stuff.  It looks as though it's replacing a lot of the "BOO ZOMBIE AHHRRGHRARARAR HEADSHOT BLOOD" kind of scary with a physiological freakiness.  I haven't even seen any enemies in any of the trailers.  I also heard you can go crazy, which is badass.

The whole mystery element is what scares me.  The unknown.  Signs scared me more than any movie I've watched to date, just because it fucked with my imagination constantly.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 11, 2010, 08:32:31 PM
Looks like I'll be buying two games tonight. : D I'd almost forgotten about Amnesia.  Really nut-clenching stuff.  It looks as though it's replacing a lot of the "BOO ZOMBIE AHHRRGHRARARAR HEADSHOT BLOOD" kind of scary with a physiological freakiness.  I haven't even seen any enemies in any of the trailers.  I also heard you can go crazy, which is badass.

The whole mystery element is what scares me.  The unknown.  Signs scared me more than any movie I've watched to date, just because it fucked with my imagination constantly.

Same developers as the Penumbra series.
I've heard one person say it's not quite as good as Penumbra. But I've also heard another person say that they have to take breaks because it's freaking them the fuck out.
I suppose the latter is a good sign.


p.s. ( I think you mean Psychological, physiological freakiness = mutants and strange looking creatures, no? But yes, this game has a strong psychological element. Like you have to be conscious about light sources, as your player gets more insane and paranoid the longer he's in the dark.)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 11, 2010, 08:38:53 PM
I played the demo of Amnesia, and wasn't too impressed with the actual game part of it. Props to the developers, who are composed of a very small team, for bringing thsi game out and it getting some good reception. But... The atmosphere is cool enough, but what it requires you to actually DO in the game isn't very involving or even fun. I can't imagine myself playing it for more than 20 minutes or so.

About the guy going insane, functionally what happens is your guy will cower in a corner for a while, fighting the controls and mouse view. To fix it you have to get somewhere well lit, or stop looking at scary shit like flesh pouring inexplicably out of a hole in the wall.

The much-heralded "Water monster" level was almost comical to me. It moves slowly, is easy to dodge, and is dumb as bricks. It wasn't so much scary as it was annoying that I had to jump across floating things in the water to get around it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 11, 2010, 09:44:00 PM
I played the demo of Amnesia, and wasn't too impressed with the actual game part of it. Props to the developers, who are composed of a very small team, for bringing thsi game out and it getting some good reception. But... The atmosphere is cool enough, but what it requires you to actually DO in the game isn't very involving or even fun. I can't imagine myself playing it for more than 20 minutes or so.

About the guy going insane, functionally what happens is your guy will cower in a corner for a while, fighting the controls and mouse view. To fix it you have to get somewhere well lit, or stop looking at scary shit like flesh pouring inexplicably out of a hole in the wall.

The much-heralded "Water monster" level was almost comical to me. It moves slowly, is easy to dodge, and is dumb as bricks. It wasn't so much scary as it was annoying that I had to jump across floating things in the water to get around it.
What would you rate the game out of 10?

Is it worth playing? or just try the demo? Is the storyline at least interesting?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 11, 2010, 09:54:37 PM
Well, I've only played the demo. But let me put it this way, I didn't end up buying the full game. Was it neat? Yes. Would I pay $20 for it? No.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on October 11, 2010, 11:18:13 PM
Oh! Nifty.  Didn't know there was a demo.  I'll have to grab it before I throw down some dong.

I'm taking your word on Minecraft, though.  I have several friends who are into it too though, So I'm certain it will be a good purchase.

p.s. ( I think you mean Psychological, physiological freakiness = mutants and strange looking creatures, no? But yes, this game has a strong psychological element. Like you have to be conscious about light sources, as your player gets more insane and paranoid the longer he's in the dark.)

Hah, whoops!  That's what I get for trying to use big words. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 12, 2010, 07:41:06 AM
(http://skullknight.net/images/minecraft1.jpg)
My humble abode.

(http://skullknight.net/images/minecraft2.jpg)
Now that I've discovered how to make glass/crystal, I'm going to fashion my entrance way after that Paladin room in FFIV on Mt. Ordeals  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on October 12, 2010, 08:05:03 AM
After that... Falconia!  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on October 12, 2010, 08:17:39 AM
After that... Falconia!  :griffnotevil:

Exactly what I was thinking. :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on October 13, 2010, 08:23:29 AM
Wow nobody is talking about Reach? Well, it's amazing. Simply amazing.

Haha. Bro, I can get down with your comment about not being blown away by Red Dead. In fact, I played it for maybe 8-10 hours and decided to sell it. But Reach? Really? That game blew you away? I picked up Borderlands out of sheer boredom and so far I've put more time into that than Reach. Matter of taste I guess. Halo's old and needs to go away and die. Something tells me, on an FPS note, that Black Ops is going to be another over hyped let down as well.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on October 13, 2010, 05:00:32 PM
Reach is a lot of fun and arguably one of the best fps multi-player experiences on consoles. It honestly deserves most of the praise it gets. Sure, it may not be the most cerebral experience, but it's great for what it is.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on October 13, 2010, 08:21:05 PM
I love my Reach.  I think it's a fantastic game, been playing it quite a bit and still do with a lot of my Halo buds.  The only complaint I have is a lack of MP maps.  I love the new gametypes, Invasion and Headhunter.  It's so tense when you have 10 skulls.  You know everyone on the map is hungry for blood, ready to destroy your hopes of a Skullamanjaro.  I've gotten one so far.  I didn't even realize I had 10 skulls until I got it.

Pretty sweet castle Walter! Isn't the front just open though? Is there a door? It looks like monsters can just walk in your house! : O Scary! Maybe you need a moat.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 13, 2010, 08:38:51 PM
I got bored with Reach not too long ago, but I realized that I had only played it on co-op and decided I'd give single player campaign a shot on the heroic difficulty. This is the way Reach is meant to be played, it can get very challenging, and all my complaints about graphics and such were basically caused by the split screen. Reach is a fun and impressive fps, no doubt.

ANd don't worry proj, I'm pretty sure Halo is going to go away and die now.

As for Black OPs, I'm not interested. I'm a little CoD'yd out. I could still play MW2 and have fun with the multiplayer, shit MW 1 for that matter. They are killing this franchise with too many games. Though I'm sure it will be a hit anyway.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 13, 2010, 08:42:28 PM
Pretty sweet castle Walter! Isn't the front just open though? Is there a door? It looks like monsters can just walk in your house! : O Scary! Maybe you need a moat.
There's a door, I just left it open in this screenshot so you could see inside a little. Ive actually built a much more impressive base elsewhere in the world, now that I have more resources at my disposal than before.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: slan69 on October 16, 2010, 09:39:31 AM
I stopped playing Castlevania Lords of Shadow, I am now playing Final Fantasy V. :serpico: I just couldn't play the new so called Castlevania game till the end, yeah it was that bad (IMO) and it had quite a few glitches. By the way for those of you who play Red Dead Redemption like me take a look at the new DLC that's coming out soon. Looks pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep0ZLhbKnms
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on October 16, 2010, 04:45:40 PM
Just finished Dead Rising 2, and Lords of shadow.  Moved onto Fallout 3 its ok so far cant really get into it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Jaze1618 on October 16, 2010, 08:58:16 PM
How far are you into it? It took me a few hours after getting outside the vault to really fall in love with it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 16, 2010, 09:12:00 PM
Just finished Dead Rising 2, and Lords of shadow.  Moved onto Fallout 3 its ok so far cant really get into it.
If that first "outside the vault" moment doesn't grab you, you should probably just move on.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Henry Spencer on October 17, 2010, 09:56:56 AM
Playing Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth for the first time. Bought it off Steam for a measly Ł5.99, talk about an amazing price for such a fantastic horror experience. This is the best adaptation I've ever seen for H.P. Lovecraft's work (it's like a collection of several of his stories, all melded together done with the highest respect and love made by big fans of his work).

Making my escape from the town of Innsmouth now, it's got to be one of the most harrowing experiences in gaming ever.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on October 18, 2010, 06:30:12 AM
Just finished Limbo. 

I'd been stuck right near the end forever, I barely saw that gravity sign at the bottom of that last puzzle.  I just kept falling off that huge cliff. F@&!

The ending gave me chills.  Absolutely had me by the balls.  I really enjoyed the minimal ending.  This game makes me proud games are my preferred medium of entertainment. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 18, 2010, 10:33:49 AM
Yea I finished Limbo not too long ago. It was pretty cool, could have been much longer and had more content though. I did love the spider, that was really creepy (I hate spiders). The other Arcade Game I beat was Shadow Complex, which compared to Limbo has LOTS of content. This was game was fun and had so many different weapons and things to do ... one of the best arcade games I think.

Only problem with Shadow Complex, and maybe someone can help me, before the end where you go to the final spot to fight the final battle I tried to go through the map and collect everything I missed first time around but I found that it was impossible since I needed to pass through that area of the map, thus ending my game. There was literally no way I can get all the secrets without restarting the game, so that was frustrating since I was very close to getting EVERYTHING. I never found out what was in that room at the bottom that you collect passkeys for :mozgus:  ANyone know if it's even worth?

I also played the Dead Rising 2 "prequel" for the arcade which was pretty fun, basically the same shit I remember from the first game. While it did have some fun features, the fact that it was a time limit was annoying and honestly I got bored pretty fast, kind of had to force myself to finish it.

What else?... Feels like I got a million games going right now  :serpico: Tales of Vesperia was one of those games where I was about 90% done with but got stuck on a boss and literally could not go back to buy more health, I basically had no choice and that was my only save point so for a year and a half that game just sat collecting dust. However, I decided to buy the +10 levels for $5 on the marketplace (I know, I'm not proud of myself) in order to just get through that part. Needless to say, it worked (barely) and I'm on the way to completing the game once and for all :guts: It sucks when you've been out of game for over a year and you have to relearn how to play from scratch (and forget trying to collect everything, I can't even remember who the hell the bad guys were).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on October 18, 2010, 11:11:14 AM
Only problem with Shadow Complex, and maybe someone can help me

I forgot those details to be honest. I think there is a way to cross the lake without triggering the final event though. But I can't confirm it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: IncantatioN on October 18, 2010, 01:06:22 PM
Contra (NES)
Super Contra (NES)
Contra III Alien Wars (Super NES)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Lauro on October 18, 2010, 02:11:51 PM
just started playing the PS2 Berserk Game again, and It's great! only drawback is that I don't know Japanese  :sad:
(http://i39.tinypic.com/ac39lf.jpg)

(http://www.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Team-Fortress-2.jpg)
With a Dragon Slayer Skin for the demoman, can't wait to get the scotsman skullcutter again.

and

(http://aidanmoher.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/persona-4.jpg)
Forever and Ever, Babe.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 18, 2010, 02:38:43 PM
Contra (NES)
Super Contra (NES)
Contra III Alien Wars (Super NES)
You should definitely pick up Contra 4 for DS if you can find it. It's an excellent addition to that series, and is often overlooked these days. I actually had more fun with it than my teenage years with Contra III.

I'm currently splitting my time between playing Minecraft, Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light, replaying HL2: Episode 2, and Game Dev. Story for the iPhone/iPod Touch... which is seriously one of the most addictive games I've played in recent memory. Minecraft included.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on October 18, 2010, 02:46:42 PM
Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light

How's this working out for you? I really dig the artstyle but I've seen some posts on NeoGAF that basically say the game is nearly unplayable because of some flaws or something.

I'm playing Mother 3 and Shinobi III.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 18, 2010, 03:22:58 PM
How's this working out for you? I really dig the artstyle but I've seen some posts on NeoGAF that basically say the game is nearly unplayable because of some flaws or something.
The people on NeoGAF are over-exaggerating. They tend to get upset over small details. The game is fun, and has a cubic assload of charm that compensates for it being a very traditional RPG. This is a simple game wrapped in beautiful packaging. The graphic engine, world design and overall art style are what make the game worthwhile. The story and gameplay mechanics, I could take or leave honestly.

The battle system is simple, but that hasn't bothered me yet. The biggest surprise is that you can't target specific enemies. You simply issue commands and hope for the best. However, there's such a huge variety of combat options, like different weapon types, abilities and spells, that it doesn't feel as simple as it actually is. But don't be mistaken by my wording -- this is a challenging game. It's just that the approach to combat is very straightforward. Attack, magic,  heal; it's the same sort of thing we've all been doing for decades. But based on the number of times I've died already, I don't see how someone new to RPGs would enjoy this.

Dungeons are the game's biggest shortcoming. They are painfully dull, both in visual and level design. Despite every other area of the game having impressive visual fidelity, the dungeons are almost always exclusively shown from an overhead, traditional 2D-RPG perspective, with 90-degree turns around every corner. It's a complete disconnect from the rest of the game's design, which otherwise keeps a smile on your face throughout with its fresh design and cute visuals. And really, that's why you should play the game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on October 18, 2010, 04:47:50 PM
I tried the Shadow Complex trial.  I thought it was really fun gameplay-wise, but I couldn't shake an overwhelming feeling of cliche which was a nasty turnoff for me.  I know these things are present in a ton of games, (exploding helicopters, super suits, etc) So I don't know why it's different with this one.  The characters felt like dolls (or action figures) to me somehow.  It might be something purely cosmetic like the facial animations.  Anyways! For whatever reason I'm going to give it a pass for now in the name of Sonic 2 and N+, an incredible little platformer.

What else?... Feels like I got a million games going right now  :serpico: Tales of Vesperia was one of those games where I was about 90% done with but got stuck on a boss and literally could not go back to buy more health, I basically had no choice and that was my only save point so for a year and a half that game just sat collecting dust. However, I decided to buy the +10 levels for $5 on the marketplace (I know, I'm not proud of myself) in order to just get through that part. Needless to say, it worked (barely) and I'm on the way to completing the game once and for all :guts: It sucks when you've been out of game for over a year and you have to relearn how to play from scratch (and forget trying to collect everything, I can't even remember who the hell the bad guys were).

Hahah, that sucks...I almost fell into the same situation myself! I was cruising through the game like "Yeah, easy...where are the bosses that send me home?" Then I met that wolf thing, and died over and over for a few days.  Luckily, there were baby monsters around and a save point so I just grinded a few levels up and all was well.  I was close to falling in your shoes.  I don't blame you at all for spending the money, as long as it's to have fun it doesn't matter.

Yeah, I feel you.  It's one of those games where you forget all the shit the battle book and tutorials teach you about over limits and burst-altered-advanced artes and whatever else.  If you take a break you'll have to re-learn the jargon.  I came back to it after a week of Halo and was like "FFFFFFFF" There were a lot of things I felt the game didn't really explain.  I never really got how you learned skills until the end, or how to do a mystic arte.  Other than that I loved it.  It's cheesy, and kind of predictable, but good fun.  I always enjoy the character interaction and development more than anything in a tales game.  I wish they touched more on the potential romance triangle, because I'm a sap. 

I'm excited about the new tales, if the US gets it.  It's supposed to be darker, which should be interesting provided the series is usually cartoon through and through.  Let me know when you finish it and what you think of the ending! : )
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Lauro on October 19, 2010, 01:00:33 AM
The people on NeoGAF are over-exaggerating. They tend to get upset over small details. The game is fun, and has a cubic assload of charm that compensates for it being a very traditional RPG. This is a simple game wrapped in beautiful packaging. The graphic engine, world design and overall art style are what make the game worthwhile. The story and gameplay mechanics, I could take or leave honestly.

The battle system is simple, but that hasn't bothered me yet. The biggest surprise is that you can't target specific enemies. You simply issue commands and hope for the best. However, there's such a huge variety of combat options, like different weapon types, abilities and spells, that it doesn't feel as simple as it actually is. But don't be mistaken by my wording -- this is a challenging game. It's just that the approach to combat is very straightforward. Attack, magic,  heal; it's the same sort of thing we've all been doing for decades. But based on the number of times I've died already, I don't see how someone new to RPGs would enjoy this.

Dungeons are the game's biggest shortcoming. They are painfully dull, both in visual and level design. Despite every other area of the game having impressive visual fidelity, the dungeons are almost always exclusively shown from an overhead, traditional 2D-RPG perspective, with 90-degree turns around every corner. It's a complete disconnect from the rest of the game's design, which otherwise keeps a smile on your face throughout with its fresh design and cute visuals. And really, that's why you should play the game.

I'm playing it too, the game is beautiful, but I find the battle a little too simple for me. well, that's just me.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: IncantatioN on October 19, 2010, 11:48:49 PM
You should definitely pick up Contra 4 for DS if you can find it. It's an excellent addition to that series, and is often overlooked these days. I actually had more fun with it than my teenage years with Contra III.
Aahh cool beans, I had no clue they had a game for the DS. I don't own a DS though +_+
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on October 20, 2010, 07:41:44 AM
Haven't had much time for games recently, played some Minecraft, still haven't started Alan Wake or Starcraft 2.

I don't own a DS though +_+

Terrible mistake, but easily solved. :slan: Though at this point you're better off waiting for the 3DS.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: IncantatioN on October 21, 2010, 02:10:46 PM
Cool beans, I'll wait for the 3DS then ^_^. I Wiki'd it and it said something about being able to have older games play/ work on it. I'm so out of the loop of newer (maybe in the past decade or older) consoles like the PS series, X-Box, PS3, DS series.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on October 23, 2010, 09:46:13 PM
currently playing Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2.  i'm loving the shit out of it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on October 24, 2010, 11:12:14 PM
Finally playing MGS4, about 3/4's of the way through I'd say, and man, what a breath of stale air after Snake Eater.

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/MGS2x2=4.jpg)
This would turn out to be an insult to MGS2.

From a story standpoint, it's like everything you didn't like about Metal Gear Solid rolled into one, ad nauseum. As for the gameplay, well, the camera sucks, but who cares? The "game" itself has been reduced in overall scope to the point it feels like a series of mini-games to keep you occupied while the next feature length cutscene is loading anyway (and the lack of a single cohesive "behind enemy lines" mission sure adds to that choppy feeling of malaise). So far, it's basically been Hideo Kojima at his most self-indulgent worst, and that's really saying something! FISSION MAILED

I'll let you know if it justifies itself in the end, though the opposite seems much more likely, and I'm wary of whether I'll even be able to get through it. Not the game itself, but the longer cutscenes to come...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on October 24, 2010, 11:47:25 PM
Finally playing MGS4, about 3/4's of the way through I'd say, and man, what a breath of stale air after Snake Eater.

http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/MGS2x2=4.jpg
This would turn out to be an insult to MGS2.

From a story standpoint, it's like everything you didn't like about Metal Gear Solid rolled into one, ad nauseum. As for the gameplay, well, the camera sucks, but who cares? The "game" itself has been reduced in overall scope to the point it feels like a series of mini-games to keep you occupied while the next feature length cutscene is loading anyway (and the lack of a single cohesive "behind enemy lines" mission sure adds to that choppy feeling of malaise). So far, it's basically been Hideo Kojima at his most self-indulgent worst, and that's really saying something! FISSION MAILED

I'll let you know if it justifies itself in the end, though the opposite seems much more likely, and I'm wary of whether I'll even be able to get through it. Not the game itself, but the longer cutscenes to come...
I just beat the game last week and you are right about those cutscenes, they do get longer!! The game looks and feels average, and I have to point out that I had more fun playing Peace walker than this one.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on October 25, 2010, 12:09:53 AM
Peace walker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7aACDTi278
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on October 25, 2010, 03:25:48 AM
Just beat it, or it's finally over, I should say. Man, the worst was yet to come! You know how MGS3 was so good it actually made MGS2 better? This game had the opposite effect for almost the entire series, it's like a complete referendum. It's to the point I now question any part that I liked, chalking it up subjective circumstance, or even if it was good, it was by accident rather than design. In a nutshell...

Mr. Kojima, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on October 25, 2010, 05:58:50 AM
I enjoyed the game, but I gave up on the story years ago.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on October 25, 2010, 06:33:12 AM
I enjoyed the game, but I gave up on the story years ago.

Yeah, but for the first time, the gameplay didn't make up for it. Not only was "the game" clearly secondary in focus, but it really did come across as an afterthought. In any case, I can't give 'em a pass on story when so much time/emphasis is devoted on it, it demands your attention/scrutiny. They had righted the ship in in MGS3, while the grand series scenario was no less ridiculous and the cutscenes still too long, the basic nitty gritty human story and character interactions were pitch perfect (I actually wanted to hear the quirky things the characers on my codec had to say) and the gameplay made up the difference otherwise. It was balanced and complimentary. MGS4 is a torturous mess on the other hand, everything both over the top and underwhelming (the BB unit, worst enemy unit EVER), never ending preachy pablum that's laughable at first and then frustrating after hours of the same bullshit; topics which were already covered better in previous entries and done a disservice here. It was all trying way too hard and ended up just being all over the place; it was drama diarrhea, and not even very well done for what was supposed to be the big finale.

The nadir was the whole thing with Meryl and Johnny, I was literally horrified. It made me wonder how Kojima can be so over-serious with his material while simultaneously shitting on it/himself. He should have called this game The Aristocrats.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on October 25, 2010, 06:48:53 AM
Oh, don't get me wrong, I agree with nearly all of what you said (especially the BB).  But the die-hard MGS fan in me won't allow me not to like it :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on October 25, 2010, 07:13:00 AM
Oh, don't get me wrong, I agree with nearly all of what you said (especially the BB).  But the die-hard MGS fan in me won't allow me not to like it :guts:

God help me, I'm already talking myself into a replay on extreme difficulty.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Henry Spencer on October 25, 2010, 05:43:02 PM
I was so hyped for MGS4...and well, yeah, biggest disappointment ever (like you said, the gameplay was non-existant, the story shitty and far too many retcons to keep up with). I also didn't like how easy the gameplay was, either. Octacamo basically is a "win" device, the bosses are lame (shoot to win), am not a fan of the fact that you get 100+ weapons pretty much into Act 2 if you know what you're doing, too many health pick ups scattered everywhere. The game is just far too easy, even on extreme. I used to like Kojima too, now he can't seem to write a good story to save his life (Peace Walker is better than MGS4, but that's only because it contains less than a quarter of cutscenes and to be quite frank, the story that is there is pretty average). I hated MGS4.
Here's hoping Kojima makes a new IP instead of MGS5.

Playing through God Hand again. Waiting on Deadly Premonition arriving (pre-ordered for Ł16!) I'm excited! :carcus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on October 25, 2010, 05:53:18 PM
I think they're making up for it with Rising.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 25, 2010, 06:05:54 PM
I think they're making up for it with Rising.
Rising looks fun, but also extremely gimmicky. I don't think that alone will carry on the series' legacy (of shit).

In my opinion when it comes to MGS, 2 out of 4 ain't bad! I enjoyed MGS back in the day and have very, very fond memories of MGS3.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on October 25, 2010, 06:21:40 PM
Rising looks fun, but also extremely gimmicky. I don't think that alone will carry on the series' legacy (of shit).

Actually, I think that's exactly the legacy it's going to carry on, I just don't know how that applies to Johnstantine's statement that it's going to make up for anything.

In my opinion when it comes to MGS, 2 out of 4 ain't bad! I enjoyed MGS back in the day and have very, very fond memories of MGS3.

Yeah, and as you know, I even appreciate the MGS2 experience for what it is (ambitious, innovative, and challenging, in more ways than one =).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on October 25, 2010, 07:29:45 PM
Actually, I think that's exactly the legacy it's going to carry on, I just don't know how that applies to Johnstantine's statement that it's going to make up for anything.

I should have been more clear.  Rising is supposedly going to have more gameplay, as opposed to the 8+ hours of cutscenes that MGS4 had.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on October 25, 2010, 07:45:00 PM
I should have been more clear.  Rising is supposedly going to have more gameplay, as opposed to the 8+ hours of cutscenes that MGS4 had.

Ah, well it does look like it'd be fun for a while.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on October 25, 2010, 08:24:49 PM
So is masterbation, and that's free!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 25, 2010, 09:01:27 PM
So is masterbation, and that's free!
You are sorely mistaken....  (http://4tee7.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/hairy-palms.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Johnstantine on October 25, 2010, 10:19:44 PM
Laser hair removal works wonders.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on October 26, 2010, 12:00:53 AM
Mr. Kojima, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Heh... Billy Madison FTW.  Yeah, the game itself fell short in a lot of things.  However, I did liked the return to Shadow Moses mission.  Nostalgic I guess.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death May Die on October 26, 2010, 06:21:21 PM
Apparently they call rising a worthy prequel of sorts.

Other than myself...has anyone returned to the nuclear wastlelands recently?

I picking up Fable 3 tonight!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: CowTip on October 27, 2010, 07:33:40 PM
Outside of the bosses (which I found painfully tedious and tacked on), I loved MGS4. Sure, it was 10 hours of cutscenes and 5 hours of gameplay, but it was mostly pure fan-service and I'm cool with that. Also, even with the retcons it still tied everything up. 

I want Fallout: New Vegas but it seems foolish to put any money towards games right now what with all the Christmas sales just around the corner. I'm biting my lip and waiting.

That said, I'm finally playing Starcraft 2 (replayed the original. It took me a long time to finish Brood War. I love how the Zerg missions end up way longer than the other two factions combined). I'm having a lot of fun with it. I'm also still working on Castlevania: Lord of Shadows. I don't care that much for the God of War style combat, but so far I'm enjoying the game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 27, 2010, 09:07:20 PM

I picking up Fable 3 tonight!

God, I can't wait to get paid so I can go pick that up!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on October 28, 2010, 06:26:57 AM
Heh... Billy Madison FTW.  Yeah, the game itself fell short in a lot of things.  However, I did liked the return to Shadow Moses mission.  Nostalgic I guess.

I enjoyed that as well. They might as well have wrapped it up there too, because that segment overshadowed the rest of the game and the actual "climax" completely. That act, it's boss fight, followed directly by the final fist fight (the only thing decent about that last act) would have sufficed at least. Oh, but wait, speaking of nostalgia, they had to touch on fan-favorite MGS2 instead, perfect!

Outside of the bosses (which I found painfully tedious and tacked on), I loved MGS4. Sure, it was 10 hours of cutscenes and 5 hours of gameplay, but it was mostly pure fan-service and I'm cool with that. Also, even with the retcons it still tied everything up.

Yeah, but unfortunately it tied everything up to torture and rape it in front of a captive audience, if you want to call that a service. It wasn't even good fan service, but more like a clip show of cannibalized scenes, dialogue, and themes (many not even done for nostalgic purposes, but like they forgot, I'm looking at you and your exact same character development, Otacon). Everything was rehashed ad nausea without even a new creative wrinkle. So, don't give me the Dwarfkicker excuse, because that can be used to justify anything, in this case that Kojima seemingly had nothing new to say from a thematic or gameplay standpoint, which is disappointing. This was the Lost season 6 or Revenge of the Sith of video games; and one could just as well make the same silly, and not even accurate, excuses for them as well. Fan service + tied it up + ignorance of general terribleness = I'm lovin' it! It's a good comparison, because MGS4 was no better at doing those things either, only as desperate in its attempts to go out with some kind of overproduced bang instead of a what turned out to be a rambling, repetitive, run-on whimper. Something I know a little bit about. =)

"This is good... Isn't it?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1npdZnzP9yo
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 28, 2010, 11:57:53 PM
Picked up Fable 3 today, so far so good. I traded in Castlevania Lords of Shadow to get it since i had beaten that, and I pretty much agree with everything Aaz said about it, though I probably had more fun with the game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on October 29, 2010, 03:30:18 AM
Picked up Fable 3 today, so far so good. I traded in Castlevania Lords of Shadow to get it since i had beaten that, and I pretty much agree with everything Aaz said about it, though I probably had more fun with the game.

How far are you? I'm reluctant to pick this up.  I never got 2 but I want to give 3 a chance.  Is it worth grabbing at full price?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on October 29, 2010, 04:38:25 AM
How far are you? I'm reluctant to pick this up.  I never got 2 but I want to give 3 a chance.  Is it worth grabbing at full price?

I'm not that far, just about 5 hours in. I think it's great, very similar to Fable 2 only all the annoying aspects have been improved on. It's not exactly a hard game either, just time consuming if you want to get EVERYTHING like I do. It's almost like a kids game (despite being M rated), just simple, fun and addicting. I bought it at full price and don't regret it one bit. :guts:

As far as the story goes your basically starting a rebellion, and it really feels like it because you have to travel to all different towns and recruit people and build up enough to start a revolution. Of course it has the Good/Evil aspect too so you get a lot of choices. One thing in particular that I like is there are literally no menus. Instead, when you hit start you are instantly transported to a room where you have different sections that would serve as different tabs in a menu. For example, there is a room for your weapons, clothing etc. It's cool because your never going through inventory menus or anything it's just constant gameplay.
 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 31, 2010, 02:00:07 AM
I know I initially gave Amnesia: The Dark Descent a negative review, but that was because the demo was a confusing mish-mash of scenes from the full game. I bought the game on sale and played about 4 hours of it tonight. AMAZING.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 31, 2010, 02:45:28 AM
I know I initially gave Amnesia: The Dark Descent a negative review, but that was because the demo was a confusing mish-mash of scenes from the full game. I bought the game on sale and played about 4 hours of it tonight. AMAZING.

What changed your mind? If you can say without giving spoilers... that is.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on October 31, 2010, 04:14:00 AM


I just finished Assassin's Creed II. It was alright some improvements from the last one, good enough to have something to play, but not seeing replay value.


What changed your mind? If you can say without giving spoilers... that is.


I'm gonna go on a guess here, but Walter kinda for me pointed out that the demo wasn't making much sense with all those scenes from the full game. when put in order when playing the actual game it turned out great.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on October 31, 2010, 04:49:15 AM
I know I initially gave Amnesia: The Dark Descent a negative review, but that was because the demo was a confusing mish-mash of scenes from the full game. I bought the game on sale and played about 4 hours of it tonight. AMAZING.
Gonna start playing this tomorrow once the sun goes down. :badbone:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 31, 2010, 05:30:25 AM
I'm gonna go on a guess here, but Walter kinda for me pointed out that the demo wasn't making much sense with all those scenes from the full game. when put in order when playing the actual game it turned out great.

Yes, thanks Captain Obvious! :schierke:

I wasn't asking about the order of events. I was trying to find out if the content in the full game really made that much of a difference that Walter would now call it "amazing". And what aspects of the full game really excelled. Ambiance? Story? Scare factor? etc
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on October 31, 2010, 05:31:02 AM
What changed your mind? If you can say without giving spoilers... that is.
but that was because the demo was a confusing mish-mash of scenes from the full game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on October 31, 2010, 07:00:20 AM
I'm about half way with Fable 3, and so far I enjoy it better than the 2nd one.  At least a lot of the gameplay was improved.  The story is nothing out of this world.  And honesty, I find the only one that caught my interest as far as the story goes was the 1st one.  Overall, it's fun and if you are a fan of British comedy.... This one's a winner. 

Made the mistake in playing Force Unleashed 2... Now talk about a waste of time.  Flat story, less repetitive as it's predecessor.  Shortest game I ever played, and frankly what disappoints me the most is that for a game that sold 7 million copies, there's no reason why they would really lack in production.  Overall, if you guys are curious... rent it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on October 31, 2010, 08:54:44 PM
Just spent a beautiful summer afternoon in this tropical country playing some Violent Storm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_Storm) for MAME. I took some pictures!


(http://imgur.com/eDIxL.jpg) that kneeling man had a grenade blown up in his face, that's why he looks terrible

(http://imgur.com/TrfJn.jpg) cool city background (my girlfriend is kidnapped behind the punk clown)

(http://imgur.com/yLB9V.jpg) I've seen this powered exoskeleton before!

(http://imgur.com/0GZXO.gif) an extremely handsome man (I lost 50 credits trying to take pictures to make a gif)

That's all!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on November 01, 2010, 03:13:20 AM
I'm not that far, just about 5 hours in. I think it's great, very similar to Fable 2 only all the annoying aspects have been improved on. It's not exactly a hard game either, just time consuming if you want to get EVERYTHING like I do. It's almost like a kids game (despite being M rated), just simple, fun and addicting. I bought it at full price and don't regret it one bit. :guts:

As far as the story goes your basically starting a rebellion, and it really feels like it because you have to travel to all different towns and recruit people and build up enough to start a revolution. Of course it has the Good/Evil aspect too so you get a lot of choices. One thing in particular that I like is there are literally no menus. Instead, when you hit start you are instantly transported to a room where you have different sections that would serve as different tabs in a menu. For example, there is a room for your weapons, clothing etc. It's cool because your never going through inventory menus or anything it's just constant gameplay.

Awesome! I think people expect too much from fable sometimes.  If there weren't so many bogus promises made by Peter people wouldn't be so disappointed in the result.  I'm glad that you call it a kids game.  That's what I liked so much about the first one.  It was all very whimsical and light-hearted fun for the most part.  Your words have given me faith.  Probably grab it sometime.  Thanks!

I know I initially gave Amnesia: The Dark Descent a negative review, but that was because the demo was a confusing mish-mash of scenes from the full game. I bought the game on sale and played about 4 hours of it tonight. AMAZING.

This makes me very happy.  I still haven't gotten around to playing it, or the demo.  I was so sad when you said you couldn't imagine playing it very long! I wonder why they would structure a demo like that.  Putting this one on my list of must plays.

Eluvei, those are some sick pictures. :guts:  haha.  I love the nutty character design.  I just googled it and found this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHU_moZrLtM

Reminds me a lot of FoTNS. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on November 01, 2010, 10:10:29 AM
I'm about half way with Fable 3, and so far I enjoy it better than the 2nd one.  At least a lot of the gameplay was improved.  The story is nothing out of this world.  And honesty, I find the only one that caught my interest as far as the story goes was the 1st one.  Overall, it's fun and if you are a fan of British comedy.... This one's a winner.  

Made the mistake in playing Force Unleashed 2... Now talk about a waste of time.  Flat story, less repetitive as it's predecessor.  Shortest game I ever played, and frankly what disappoints me the most is that for a game that sold 7 million copies, there's no reason why they would really lack in production.  Overall, if you guys are curious... rent it.

I agree with you one Fable, and yea, Force Unleashed 2 is getting some really negative reviews. I have a friend who was really looking forward to it, can't wait to rub that in his face. The trailer alone was retarted, seeing Darth Vader smashing through like 10 doors from a force push? Yea okaaay.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on November 01, 2010, 10:22:08 AM
Awesome! I think people expect too much from fable sometimes.  If there weren't so many bogus promises made by Peter people wouldn't be so disappointed in the result.  I'm glad that you call it a kids game.  That's what I liked so much about the first one.  It was all very whimsical and light-hearted fun for the most part.  Your words have given me faith.  Probably grab it sometime.  Thanks!

The first Fable was much better than the second one as far as I'm concerned. I can't blame people for expecting better out of Fable 2, regardless of Molyneux' ridiculous promises.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on November 01, 2010, 11:57:46 PM
The first Fable was much better than the second one as far as I'm concerned. I can't blame people for expecting better out of Fable 2, regardless of Molyneux' ridiculous promises.
Agreed.  I'm still a bit bitter about how the story has gone since the first Fable.  There's just nothing to take in "deep" as far as the whole game is concerned.  It's almost as if the game itself is suffering from a severe identity crisis.  A quarter RPG, another quarter Action / Adventure and so on.   It's still fun to play, but falls short if you're looking for something more. 

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Post by: Henry Spencer on November 03, 2010, 06:24:43 PM
Just spent a beautiful summer afternoon in this tropical country playing some Violent Storm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_Storm) for MAME. I took some pictures!


http://imgur.com/eDIxL.jpg that kneeling man had a grenade blown up in his face, that's why he looks terrible

http://imgur.com/TrfJn.jpg cool city background (my girlfriend is kidnapped behind the punk clown)

http://imgur.com/yLB9V.jpg I've seen this powered exoskeleton before!

http://imgur.com/0GZXO.gif an extremely handsome man (I lost 50 credits trying to take pictures to make a gif)

That's all!

That's my favourite 2D beat 'em up! It's pretty much the predecessor to God Hand (parodying beat 'em up games) and it was Konami's final beat 'em up they developed! Talk about going out with a bang. I'd totally buy it if they brought it to Xbox Live/PSN/Wii in some sort of collection.
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Post by: Eluvei on November 03, 2010, 09:18:38 PM
That's my favourite 2D beat 'em up! It's pretty much the predecessor to God Hand (parodying beat 'em up games) and it was Konami's final beat 'em up they developed! Talk about going out with a bang. I'd totally buy it if they brought it to Xbox Live/PSN/Wii in some sort of collection.

It did remind me of God Hand. Not as crazy, but it's got the same spirit. Definitely one of the best beat 'em ups I ever played, too. I've been playing lots of them on MAME.
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on November 03, 2010, 10:08:21 PM
Been playing Fist of the north star kens rage for ps3....and I love it! It's kinda like what if koie made a streets of rage game. It is two players co-op split screen wish it had online co-op since I do not have anyone to play with =(.

I think it does a pretty good job in how it explains the story through some movies and narrations.
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Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on November 03, 2010, 10:51:30 PM
FF14... yea yea yea I know. I figure if SE get's their heads out of their asses and put in big updates then i will be ahead of the game. if they dont and the game bombs and servers shutdown, then i will have been a part of history!  :iva:

I got my oldest kiddo playing Plants vs Zombies. He is surprisingly good at it.

Waiting for Star Wars: Old Republic.... oh man.... too many games, not enough time!  :sad:
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Post by: CowTip on November 04, 2010, 11:35:49 PM
I've managed to force myself to level 20 blacksmith and 20 marauder in FF14 (playing alone the game is tedious at best, I can at least do leves with my wife which makes it a bit more fun). The game had some real potential, but rushing it out the door like this was such a huge mistake. I have faith they can make it better, but fighting the bad press at this point is going to be an uphill battle that I don't think they can win.

I think it's pretty hilarious that the game is more of a grind so far than FF11 and that was about as grindy as you can get. At least FF11 has a ton to do.

Finished Castlevania: Lord of Shadows. I didn't expect that ending at all. Not sure what I think of it from a sequel perspective. I'm holding out for the DLC that's supposedly going to answer some questions. Going to finish up Reach while I wait for Demon's souls, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light to get to me. Yay for Amazon buy 2 get 1 free sale and 1 year free Prime for students. I got all 3 of those games for $60 no tax.
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Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on November 04, 2010, 11:53:21 PM
I've managed to force myself to level 20 blacksmith and 20 marauder in FF14 (playing alone the game is tedious at best, I can at least do leves with my wife which makes it a bit more fun). The game had some real potential, but rushing it out the door like this was such a huge mistake. I have faith they can make it better, but fighting the bad press at this point is going to be an uphill battle that I don't think they can win.

I think it's pretty hilarious that the game is more of a grind so far than FF11 and that was about as grindy as you can get. At least FF11 has a ton to do.

Finished Castlevania: Lord of Shadows. I didn't expect that ending at all. Not sure what I think of it from a sequel perspective. I'm holding out for the DLC that's supposedly going to answer some questions. Going to finish up Reach while I wait for Demon's souls, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light to get to me. Yay for Amazon buy 2 get 1 free sale and 1 year free Prime for students. I got all 3 of those games for $60 no tax.

I got my archer to 16 and have Carpenter and BS to 15. I like the crafting in the game... it reminds me of SWG. Also I have been playing still L4D2. Been playing on the ZombieCC servers... great servers with some awesome mods on it. Come play if you dare! THE PAIN CHARGE IS COMING! WOOOOWOOOOOOO.....ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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Post by: CowTip on November 05, 2010, 12:10:24 AM
Crafting is pretty fun, until you get past level 20 and realize that you literally have to make 100-150 synths per level. Just to go from level 49 to 50 would literally take 1000 synths at current rates. That's not cool.
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Post by: Aphasia on November 10, 2010, 11:54:59 PM
The first Fable was much better than the second one as far as I'm concerned. I can't blame people for expecting better out of Fable 2, regardless of Molyneux' ridiculous promises.

Yeah, I would certainly agree with you on that.

Also, Super Freakin' Meat Boy.  I love it.  You should all play it.  One of the hardest games I've ever played, too.  Damn.

Bought minecraft.  Fun stuff! I'm building my very own treehouse.  Once I had a decent home I went mining underground, and got the shit scared out of me.  I mean dang, who thought like 10 polygons could make you piss your pants.  I was just going at it, when I heard all these scary noises, like a deep howling.  Then a creeper fell from out of nowhere and exploded right in front of me.  I was not pleased.
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Post by: Walter on November 11, 2010, 12:06:10 AM
Also, Super Freakin' Meat Boy.  I love it.  You should all play it.  One of the hardest games I've ever played, too.  Damn.
Yeah I've been looking forward to the PC release since I saw the GiantBomb.com guys do a Quick Look feature on it: http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-super-meat-boy/17-3387/

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Bought minecraft.  Fun stuff! I'm building my very own treehouse.  Once I had a decent home I went mining underground, and got the shit scared out of me.  I mean dang, who thought like 10 polygons could make you piss your pants.  I was just going at it, when I heard all these scary noises, like a deep howling.  Then a creeper fell from out of nowhere and exploded right in front of me.  I was not pleased.
Minecraft scares me like no other game ever has. The SSSSSSSSSSSS of a Creeper, or that terrible sound giant spiders make, when you're not expecting it will scare the piss out of you.

Then there's the panic that sets in after you've died. SHIT. WHERE WAS I?! SHIT!!! MY DIAMOND PICK AXE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....!!!
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Post by: Aphasia on November 11, 2010, 04:04:09 PM
Yeah I've been looking forward to the PC release since I saw the GiantBomb.com guys do a Quick Look feature on it: http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-super-meat-boy/17-3387/
Minecraft scares me like no other game ever has. The SSSSSSSSSSSS of a Creeper, or that terrible sound giant spiders make, when you're not expecting it will scare the piss out of you.

Then there's the panic that sets in after you've died. SHIT. WHERE WAS I?! SHIT!!! MY DIAMOND PICK AXE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....!!!

You'll love it if you like platformers at all.  I love all the extra characters they added from random indie games.  "The kid" from I wanna be the guy is priceless.

Shit, I know.  It's so scary.  I have to place torches EVERYWHERE underground or I can't mine with peace of mine.  See what I did there?

Monsters can spawn from  nowhere, right? Or just darkness? Because that's what it feels like.  They sneak up behind you.  I'm jealous though, the best thing I've found was Iron and I was pretty darn excited.  How do you find stuff like diamonds? Luck?
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Post by: Scorpio on November 11, 2010, 08:11:33 PM
Monsters can spawn from  nowhere, right? Or just darkness? Because that's what it feels like.  They sneak up behind you.  I'm jealous though, the best thing I've found was Iron and I was pretty darn excited.  How do you find stuff like diamonds? Luck?

They can spawn anywhere there is darkness. And for awhile they were spawning like crazy underground even in light, but that was fixed. As for diamonds, they can only be found in the deepest parts of the underground- you need to either find caves that go down to almost bedrock level or you have dig around down there yourself. You'll also find some gold and a lot of red dust, and coal deposits will almost always be around 8-10 blocks together.

I've also been playing minecraft off and on, but I have a large project I'm thinking about starting so I may devote a bit more time to it. If I ever manage to finish it, I'll be sure to post some pictures!
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Post by: dwarfkicker on November 12, 2010, 03:49:42 AM
God of War: Ghost of Sparta.  So much better than Chains of Olympus.  So addicting too.  I believe I'm already on the last area.

The only problem with these prequels though is that they bring up some sizable story points that makes it not make sense to be touched upon in the later games on the time-line.
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Post by: Bekul on November 12, 2010, 03:55:26 AM
Playing a lot of Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 right now. God, this is just /really/ what I need right now. Only started playing... a month ago? Steam had some crazy sale of $10 for both, and wow, they have paid me back many times over. Just such pitch perfect games for me, truly a treat.
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Post by: Madam President on November 12, 2010, 02:13:20 PM
God of War: Ghost of Sparta.  So much better than Chains of Olympus.  So addicting too.  I believe I'm already on the last area.

The only problem with these prequels though is that they bring up some sizable story points that makes it not make sense to be touched upon in the later games on the time-line.

I just finished God of War: Ghost of Sparta myself. I think I'm in the minority when I say that I preferred Chains of Olympus's story to Ghost of Sparta's. What did you think of the staple "adult oriented ( :slan: )" mini game in Sparta's brothel? I normally roll my eyes at how juvenile these are in general, but I was not expecting to laugh so hard that I couldn't breathe!

I'm thinking about replaying Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals again.  That was a fun re-imagining of Lufia II (SNES) with a lot of potential, but it was ultimately wasted. I thought the story was somewhat weak, and the voice acting was bottom of the barrel BAD (fortunately, you can turn it off).  There's a patch floating around to replace the English "actors" (I use this term lightly) with their Japanese counterparts I'm thinkin' about giving a go.
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Post by: dwarfkicker on November 12, 2010, 09:39:33 PM
I was laughing so hard because this one was so over the freaking top, I had to take the headphones out and let my fiance experience.  She even got a kick out of the absurdity.  What did he end up with, 8 women in the bed by the end of the session  :ganishka:
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Post by: Oburi on November 14, 2010, 08:19:50 PM

I'm excited about the new tales, if the US gets it.  It's supposed to be darker, which should be interesting provided the series is usually cartoon through and through.  Let me know when you finish it and what you think of the ending! : )

Finally finished it! Tales of Vesperia, that is. Took me 60+ hours, not sure why ( I did leave it on pause a lot while I was away). I like the ending, pretty fun game overall, lot's of secret dialog and side missions and cutscenes that you wouldn't normally see unless you met the right criteria. I found a lot of the achievements ridiculous though, definitely need to play it a second time to get them, which I'm not going to do. 
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Post by: Aphasia on November 15, 2010, 01:07:50 AM
Finally finished it! Tales of Vesperia, that is. Took me 60+ hours, not sure why ( I did leave it on pause a lot while I was away). I like the ending, pretty fun game overall, lot's of secret dialog and side missions and cutscenes that you wouldn't normally see unless you met the right criteria. I found a lot of the achievements ridiculous though, definitely need to play it a second time to get them, which I'm not going to do.  

Awesome! Yeah, it was a pretty fun game.  Glad you liked it.  It took me about 60 hours, too.  You're right, the amount of voice acting on those little character clips or whatever was nuts.  There's no way you could unlock it all.  It's kind of cool that they would change depending on what you were doing.  For instance, I hardly ever cooked.  It was a pretty useless feature in the game, for me.  You could recover infinite amounts of HP with artes compared to food.

But anyways, my point was that my party would groan that they never eat or cook anything.  Lol, I got like 3 skits where they were bitching about being hungry.  But yeah, wouldn't play through it twice.  Aren't many games that warrant a second play through for me.  They have to be freaking good.  

Beat Enslaved.  Liked it.  8/10.  Enjoyable, but could have done a lot more.  Two things disappointed me.  Not getting to drive cool motorcycle.  Check.  and the ending.  YEaaaaahhhhh the matrix has been done, buddy.  


PS: I wanted to modify this to say everyone should buy the XBL indie game "Tempura of the Dead" if you love zombies and retro games you'll love it.  It's a great cheap throwback title, and plus it's awesome to support indies.  Watch the engrish ridden trailer here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8O7qCvdZsE
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Post by: TheBranded1 on November 15, 2010, 03:31:13 AM


Just started Final Fantasy on my psp. I have no previous knowledge of the games story so it's all new to me. 30 minutes into it and I'm in this place called Matoy's Cave. So good so far.
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Post by: Walter on November 15, 2010, 05:59:51 AM
I wish I were playing this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIrS6OEqNXc
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Post by: Aphasia on November 15, 2010, 07:15:24 AM
I wish I were playing this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIrS6OEqNXc

Hahahah what a great idea for a game.  I love that "controller" table.  Just flip that shit.  The graphics crack me up.  It makes me sad arcades are pretty dead.
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Post by: Eluvei on November 15, 2010, 08:19:14 AM
It makes me sad arcades are pretty dead.

Well maybe fewer games are being released, but it's far from dead. The arcades I know around here are always full of people playing KOF 98, Metal Slug and others.
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Post by: Aphasia on November 15, 2010, 06:35:13 PM
Well maybe fewer games are being released, but it's far from dead. The arcades I know around here are always full of people playing KOF 98, Metal Slug and others.

Metal Slug is awesome! Yeah, well...not as prominent as they were back in the day, at least.  I've been to some bigger cities where we couldn't find an arcade.  Where city do you live in?
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Post by: Eluvei on November 17, 2010, 06:29:10 AM
Where city do you live in?

Săo Paulo. I'll show you some sweet arcades when you come to visit.

I'm playing some Spelunky (http://www.spelunkyworld.com/) lately! But I feel like playing Xenogears for some reason.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Truder on November 20, 2010, 04:21:57 AM
heres a game that i hope to be playing on thanksgiving with some of my cousins :guts:

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-donkey-kong/707720

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on November 22, 2010, 05:05:11 PM
I played Assassin's Creed for about 8 hours straight on Sunday. It's my first time through the game, and it's magnificent. I remember reading reviews of the game back on its release in '07 that were pretty harsh on the game. EGM gave it a 52, which is just hilarious to me. I'm very critical of games, but this one is just shy of a masterpiece.

The catalyst for my playthrough of AC came from the release of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Over the past few days, I've heard such amazing things about it, that I dedicated myself to playing through AC1 and AC2 so that in Feburary, when AC(3) comes out, I can finally relish everything I've been missing all these years.
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Post by: Ramen4ever on November 22, 2010, 05:56:03 PM
I was going to start playing Vindictus. But my laptop is such a pos that it can't handle it. And since I purchased my netbook, I won't be able to make another investment like that till a little after summer.

On the bright side, that should mean I'll be able to get a bang for my buck.. and more than make the requirements for DNF for when it comes out.

In the meantime. I don't really play games. At most I'll spend a few hours a week at Kongregate to check out new flash games. At least they run on this laptop. >_<;
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Post by: TheBranded1 on November 23, 2010, 12:17:14 AM
I played Assassin's Creed for about 8 hours straight on Sunday. It's my first time through the game, and it's magnificent. I remember reading reviews of the game back on its release in '07 that were pretty harsh on the game. EGM gave it a 52, which is just hilarious to me. I'm very critical of games, but this one is just shy of a masterpiece.

The catalyst for my playthrough of AC came from the release of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Over the past few days, I've heard such amazing things about it, that I dedicated myself to playing through AC1 and AC2 so that in Feburary, when AC(3) comes out, I can finally relish everything I've been missing all these years.

I just beat AC 2 and been just doing sidequests now. I really liked the first one as well. and now I"m also playing AC bloodlines on the psp.
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on November 23, 2010, 09:38:50 PM
Just platinumed Fist Of The North Star woohoo! gonna finish fallout 3 now.
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Post by: Oburi on November 24, 2010, 01:11:37 AM
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2998/enslaved201003251107028.jpg)
 Just finished playing through Enslaved. It was pretty easy but actually very good.  Nobody seems to have heard about this game so I figured I'd throw it out there because it was fun.

I also started playing the original soul reaver again since it was available for download on the ps3 network.  The graphics aren't as good as I remember, but that's understandable, everything else is amazing. The atmosphere and voice acting is pretty sublime in this game, stands the test of time for sure.
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Post by: krec99 on November 24, 2010, 09:41:48 PM
finishing up fallout new vegas great game very long .
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on November 30, 2010, 10:11:42 PM
Just beat kill zone 2 I am glad i waited to get this game for so long on black friday for 15 bucks! the play time was very short but very sweet will now be doing multi player for a while. It is a pretty enjoyable fps to bad I am a bitlate to the party tho.
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Post by: Walter on November 30, 2010, 10:22:04 PM
finishing up fallout new vegas great game very long .
I keep thinking I'm near the end of the game, then I stumble onto another quest chain and end up 10 more hours into the game. So far though, I'm having a lot more fun with New Vegas than I had with Fallout 3.
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Post by: Aphasia on December 01, 2010, 11:02:17 PM
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2998/enslaved201003251107028.jpg (http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2998/enslaved201003251107028.jpg)

 Just finished playing through Enslaved. It was pretty easy but actually very good.  Nobody seems to have heard about this game so I figured I'd throw it out there because it was fun.

Nice.  I actually just finished playing this, too.  It's definitely a good game if you're tired of sub par voice acting and atmosphere.  The animation is just spot on.  You should get the soundtrack.  Great stuff.

Here's my favorite song from the game.  It's where you're first introduced to the cloud.  Probably my favorite part of the game, as well.  It was a lot of fun to just zoom around that gorgeous environment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhcj827385w
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Post by: TheBranded1 on December 02, 2010, 02:39:58 PM
Just finished Final Fantasy on the PSP. Took me about 14 hours. It's nice to finally finish the first one even if it's not on it's original format. Pretty simple by today's RPGs. But it was the one that started it all.
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Post by: Walter on December 02, 2010, 03:17:16 PM
But it was the one that started it all.
So THAT's what we have to blame for what Square-Enix has become!  :puck:
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Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 02, 2010, 08:25:06 PM
So THAT's what we have to blame for what Square-Enix has become!  :puck:

I'd say this is more of FF7's fault than any of the others.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on December 02, 2010, 10:31:21 PM
I'd say this is more of FF7's fault than any of the others.
Nah, it's actually the FF movie failure. It scuttled an entire division they'd created in a few years. Hundreds of employees were let go, and if y ou look at the types of games they were releasing beforehand, and after the movie failed, it's pretty clear they went for a more conservative "sure thing" route to recoup their losses. Sad part is, they never emerged from that conservative mentality.
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Post by: Proj2501 on December 02, 2010, 11:44:47 PM
Black Ops. Forza 3. Red Dead-Undead. Trials HD.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on December 03, 2010, 02:04:52 AM
Here's a game that was pretty surprising. http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/059/059755.html Vanquish! It's like Bayonetta meets Gears of War. I beat it just the other night in one sitting, took me about 10 hours, but even though that may seem short I was left totally satisfied, besides the replay value is up there too. There's plenty wrong with it - confusing story with no clear villain or characters that I care about. Terrible voice acting and laughable dialog. Repetitive gameplay, levels and enemies. But even with all that, it was still a blast. Similar to Bayonetta, it's pumped full of action, pretty graphics and just ridiculous enough to put a smile on my face. Try the demo if your interested but still on the fence, that's what sold me.
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Post by: Dar Klink on December 03, 2010, 05:35:58 AM
Here's a game that was pretty surprising. http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/059/059755.html Vanquish! It's like Bayonetta meets Gears of War. I beat it just the other night in one sitting, took me about 10 hours, but even though that may seem short I was left totally satisfied, besides the replay value is up there too. There's plenty wrong with it - confusing story with no clear villain or characters that I care about. Terrible voice acting and laughable dialog. Repetitive gameplay, levels and enemies. But even with all that, it was still a blast. Similar to Bayonetta, it's pumped full of action, pretty graphics and just ridiculous enough to put a smile on my face. Try the demo if your interested but still on the fence, that's what sold me.
The demo was awesome and if I wasn't broke I'd buy the shit outta this game. I don't think it's one that's meant to be taken seriously outside of SHOTGUNNING PEOPLE WHILE SLIDING ON YOUR ROCKET KNEES.
I've been playing the newest Golden Sun for DS, really enjoying it and lots of call backs to the original game. The puzzles either seem easier or I was like 12 when I played the first ones... Also bought quite a bit in the Steam sells over the last week, got Recettear, a game where you run a JRPG item shop while going to dungeons to procure more stuff to sell and hire adventurers to fight for you. Also played some point and click that came in one of the indie dev packs called Jolly Rover. It was... a point and click adventure with dog pirates and somewhat funny dialogue. Might play some of the other random stuff that came with the indie packs or maybe replay KOTOR since I got it for 2.50. Anybody that wants to add me on STEAM for whatever reason, I'm http://steamcommunity.com/id/DFFTCOP (http://steamcommunity.com/id/DFFTCOP) Although I don't play anywhere near as much online games anymore.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on December 03, 2010, 03:03:42 PM
Since I'm on the trend of playing Final fantasy games I didn't get a chance to play before. Now I'm playing FF 9 on my psp. So far so good, barely have 2 hours of playing time.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on December 03, 2010, 03:14:24 PM
Now I'm playing FF 9 on my psp. So far so good, barely have 2 hours of playing time.

This is easily my favorite in the series, and one of my favorite games ever.
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Post by: Aazealh on December 03, 2010, 03:44:43 PM
This is easily my favorite in the series, and one of my favorite games ever.

Can you, like, justify this?
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Post by: Eluvei on December 03, 2010, 03:54:15 PM
It's charming and adventurous. I like the songs, the graphics and the events, and I liked the battles when the game came out. The CGIs are pretty and exciting. Vivi is a cool character.

There are things like a flooded library town inside a waterfall.
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Post by: Walter on December 03, 2010, 03:59:10 PM
Playing Super Meat Boy and Assassin's Creed 2, both on PC.
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Post by: Turkitage on December 03, 2010, 04:45:49 PM
This is easily my favorite in the series, and one of my favorite games ever.
Can you, like, justify this?

lol...

You know branded, after that.. play Final Fantasy VI (or known as FF3 in US). It's really good. Terra Branford (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5229571450_53c3321407_t.jpg) is so awesome. Now, THAT is my favorite Final Fantasy.

Currently playing Record Of Agarest War by Aksys. Really enjoying it, it's like FFT.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on December 03, 2010, 05:40:01 PM

Currently playing Record Of Agarest War by Aksys. Really enjoying it, it's like FFT.

I tried playing Record of Agarest War, I found it incredibly difficult and frustrating. I couldn't have put more than 5 or 6 hours into it but man, the upgrading is ridiculous. Did you get the box set Turkitage? with the pillow case and and mousepad?  :carcus:
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Post by: TheBranded1 on December 03, 2010, 09:10:12 PM
lol...

You know branded, after that.. play Final Fantasy VI (or known as FF3 in US). It's really good. Terra Branford (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5229571450_53c3321407_t.jpg) is so awesome. Now, THAT is my favorite Final Fantasy.


I already have played it, I actually played it on the super nintendo. I was lucky enough to get it from a neighbor who didn't want it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on December 04, 2010, 12:11:25 AM
Now, THAT is my favorite Final Fantasy.

Your favorite Final Fantasy is more "EPIC" than my favorite Final Fantasy, I suppose. Congrats!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on December 04, 2010, 04:51:10 AM
IX and VI are my favorites and change places in my top 5 favorite games depending on the day. What now? :badbone:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Truder on December 04, 2010, 02:31:28 PM
man, wish i had a wii right about now  :sad:

DKCR was awesome in 2 player co-op. some good laughs it was.
also wouldnt mind playing SSBB too :guts:
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Post by: Turkitage on December 04, 2010, 06:27:20 PM
I tried playing Record of Agarest War, I found it incredibly difficult and frustrating. I couldn't have put more than 5 or 6 hours into it but man, the upgrading is ridiculous. Did you get the box set Turkitage? with the pillow case and and mousepad?  :carcus:

Nah, I didn't get the collectors edition. I think it would have been too creepy.

I already have played it, I actually played it on the super nintendo. I was lucky enough to get it from a neighbor who didn't want it.

ah, nice.

Your favorite Final Fantasy is more "EPIC" than my favorite Final Fantasy, I suppose. Congrats!
my bad.. didn't mean it like that. to each his own!
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Post by: Aphasia on December 09, 2010, 02:23:16 AM
Going through the Half-Life series for the first time.  I watched my friends play it on and off but never really payed attention.  But wow, this game is amazing.  I just beat Episode 1 and now I'm chugging through 2.  I figured I should get on the gravy train so I don't miss out on the next installment. 

I'm always late to the party haha.  I wait like 5 years to play big games like Bioshock, Oblivion and Halo 3 and everybody looks at me like I'm slow when I proclaim how fun they are.

Also, Super Freaking Crate Box is how you spell addicting.
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Post by: Walter on December 09, 2010, 03:17:09 AM
I figured I should get on the gravy train so I don't miss out on the next installment. 

Oh... *checks watch, then calendar* I think you've got some time  :carcus:
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Post by: Aphasia on December 09, 2010, 03:43:44 AM
Oh... *checks watch, then calendar* I think you've got some time  :carcus:

Hahah, obligatory half-life 3 duke nukem joke. ; ) At least we have portal 2 to tide us over!

EDIT: Link to super crate box.  It's free for windows and mac.  You will all succumb to my crate collecting skills now.   No really, try it.

http://supercratebox.com/
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Post by: Aazealh on December 09, 2010, 08:50:53 AM
Playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Waiting for Donkey Kong Country Returns (it should arrive today after a week of unexplainable delay). Oh how busy I am!
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Post by: Aphasia on December 09, 2010, 10:54:55 PM
Playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Waiting for Donkey Kong Country Returns (it should arrive today after a week of unexplainable delay). Oh how busy I am!

DKCR is excellent.  Been playing it a lot with my parents and sister.  Although it's going really slow because I don't play it without them, and they're not a fan of gaming marathons.  Which isn't a bad thing, makes the game last longer.  It's great fun if you're going it alone, but more so when two people are going at it (diddy kong's jetpack comes in handy) The level design is quite outstanding and does a good job of capturing the feeling you got playing the old games while bringing something brand new to the table.  I haven't found anything I don't like about it, to be honest.

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Post by: Truder on December 10, 2010, 12:40:52 AM
I haven't found anything I don't like about it, to be honest.

I don't like that you have to shake the remote to roll  :puck:
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Post by: Rhombaad on December 10, 2010, 06:30:28 PM
I'm currently playing through World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The new level designs are really cool (especially the underwater one, Vash'jir) and the dungeons are a lot of fun to play.
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Post by: Proj2501 on December 11, 2010, 07:00:44 PM
Infinity Blade. So much fucking fun.
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Post by: Nomad on December 12, 2010, 02:27:51 AM
Gran Turismo 5.  Loving every second of it.  Anyone here looking for a challenge?
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Post by: Dar Klink on December 12, 2010, 04:09:44 AM
Minecraft... shut up! It's not like I like it or anything! My friend just bought it for me to play on a server that another friend runs. :farnese:
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Post by: Walter on December 15, 2010, 02:57:08 AM
Minecraft... shut up! It's not like I like it or anything! My friend just bought it for me to play on a server that another friend runs. :farnese:
You dare speak ill of Minecraft?!
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Post by: Dar Klink on December 15, 2010, 04:19:59 AM
You dare speak ill of Minecraft?!
No... especially not after I spent the past few days building an infinitely looping minecart highway around my friend's server.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on December 16, 2010, 02:36:59 PM
Minecraft... shut up! It's not like I like it or anything! My friend just bought it for me to play on a server that another friend runs. :farnese:
You dare speak ill of Minecraft?!

He's just showing his inner Tsundere...That's all.  :slan:

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Post by: Oburi on December 17, 2010, 08:15:13 PM
Finally got around to playing Uncharted 2: among thieves. Man, this game is deserving of all its praise. I know I'm late on this but better late than never. Easily one of the most impressive and fun games I've played in the last years.
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Post by: Dar Klink on December 23, 2010, 01:56:05 PM
Just Cause 2! Picked it up on Steam for cheap and I'm having so much fun parashooting and grapple hooking around.
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Post by: Eluvei on December 23, 2010, 08:57:59 PM
Just Cause 2! Picked it up on Steam for cheap and I'm having so much fun parashooting and grapple hooking around.

Best game with a Square-Enix brand in years in my opinion.
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Post by: Aphasia on January 08, 2011, 06:57:02 AM
Ilomilo.  Anyone with an xbox should do themselves a favor and buy this.  It's one of the more relaxing games I've played, and made me smile more than any other I've played in recent memory.
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Post by: Walter on January 08, 2011, 08:10:20 AM
Ilomilo.  Anyone with an xbox should do themselves a favor and buy this.  It's one of the more relaxing games I've played, and made me smile more than any other I've played in recent memory.
I'm so jealous... I'd like to play that game.
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Post by: Aphasia on January 08, 2011, 08:31:24 AM
I'm so jealous... I'd like to play that game.
There are rumors about a steam release at some point...you can always hope! (or find a friend with an xbox) Until then, you can watch this video and die from cuteness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5J0Rz3M7yA

Xbox seems to get a lot of indie exclusives.  I don't really know why.  Super Meat Boy, Limbo.  Speaking of which, how do you like the PC version of SMB? some of the unlockable characters are hilarious.
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Post by: Aazealh on January 08, 2011, 11:20:56 AM
Ilomilo.  Anyone with an xbox should do themselves a favor and buy this.  It's one of the more relaxing games I've played, and made me smile more than any other I've played in recent memory.

I'd like to get it for my phone, but AT&T bought its exclusivity or something like that apparently. Damn them!
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Post by: Oburi on January 08, 2011, 06:30:05 PM
I got that game Alpha Protocol for Christmas because the person that gave it to me said they thought it was similar to Mass Effect, and they know how much i loved that. Anyone play it? I'm on the fence about just returning it for something else, but then again there isn't much out right now, *continues waiting for Dead Space 2*
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Post by: Aazealh on January 08, 2011, 06:48:38 PM
I got that game Alpha Protocol for Christmas because the person that gave it to me said they thought it was similar to Mass Effect, and they know how much i loved that. Anyone play it?

Never played it. From what I heard it's got some big problems, but some people like it nevertheless.
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Post by: dwarfkicker on January 08, 2011, 08:58:23 PM
I just jumped back into Dead Space in prep for DS2.  That'll tied me over (with bouts of Halo Reach in between) until Marvel vs Capcom 3 comes out.
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Post by: TheBranded1 on January 11, 2011, 11:23:40 PM



Finished playing Final Fantasy IX. I thought it was a good game, of course after playing XII and XIII you don't get used to random battles so much anymore, but I managed to do so. God thing that playing it on the psp doesn't make it look as pixelated as on a tv screen. Now playing some SSF4 in anticipation for M Vs Capcome 3. Juri and Viper are the favorites from the new characters.
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Post by: Nomad on January 12, 2011, 12:09:57 AM


 Now playing some SSF4 in anticipation for M Vs Capcome 3. Juri and Viper are the favorites from the new characters.

What console?  If it's PS3 give me your PSN name.  I tend to do endless battles at night with my friends.
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Post by: TheBranded1 on January 12, 2011, 01:18:52 AM
What console?  If it's PS3 give me your PSN name.  I tend to do endless battles at night with my friends.

IT is PS3, but right now I have a crappy interntet connection that it just doesn't connect well. I'm moving inthe next month or so, so probably for M V C 3 I will be set to have some network fights.
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Post by: Griffith on January 12, 2011, 02:46:03 AM
(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/masseffect.jpg)

Maxing out my Shepard. Might do yet another play through with him to do everything perfectly before sending him on to the same in ME2. Any advice?
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on January 12, 2011, 11:44:07 PM
I play SSF4 on ps3 if you need someone else to fight against. My Psn is Adam006
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Post by: Nomad on January 13, 2011, 12:49:18 AM
Maxing out my Shepard. Might do yet another play through with him to do everything perfectly before sending him on to the same in ME2. Any advice?

I don't know how many play through's you've done.  But I'd suggest you try out a variety of classes.  From my experience, some classes were improved compared to their abilities in ME1.  Somehow I tend to choose soldier when I have a goodie Shepard. But Renegade Shepard however, I have multiple classes lol.  

I play SSF4 on ps3 if you need someone else to fight against. My Psn is Adam006

I'll add you tonight.  I'm no pro, but I tend to just have friendly endless fights with my friends and all. 
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on January 13, 2011, 08:32:58 PM
Quote
I'll add you tonight.  I'm no pro, but I tend to just have friendly endless fights with my friends and all.

I am no pro either lol i am decent with only one char the rest i dont know how to play as.
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Post by: Aazealh on January 16, 2011, 12:38:15 PM
Finished Ghost Trick yesterday, which is what I'd been playing for the past few days. Great game, I heartily recommend it to any fan of the Ace Attorney franchise or more simply to anyone looking for a great story-driven puzzle game.
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Post by: dwarfkicker on January 22, 2011, 12:11:45 AM
These last 2 weeks I finally (emphasis on finally) got into Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (gamecube version).  I'm all the way up to the Temple of Time and for the life of me I don't know why I passed up on this game.  I'm loving every second of it  :guts:
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Post by: Scorpio on January 23, 2011, 07:43:40 AM
These last 2 weeks I finally (emphasis on finally) got into Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (gamecube version).  I'm all the way up to the Temple of Time and for the life of me I don't know why I passed up on this game.  I'm loving every second of it  :guts:

Recently I've been playing the wii version. I'm not very far but the controls are driving me insane- I am having a very hard time adjusting to the regular waggle controls and wolf form is borderline unplayable. And of course, Nintendo in their infinite wisdom decided I should not be allowed to plug in a gamecube controller which completely baffles me. While I have been enjoying the other aspects of the game so far, a rogue vacuum cleaner recently destroyed the cable for my sensor-bar and I won't be able to play until I get another one... (sure wish I could use that gc controller right about now)
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Post by: Bekul on January 23, 2011, 08:16:39 AM
Been playing a lot of (heavily) modified Fallout 3 lately! Really, the game only begins to shine once you add a crap ton of mods to it. But wow, does it ever shine.
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Post by: Aazealh on January 23, 2011, 09:27:55 AM
Recently I've been playing the wii version. I'm not very far but the controls are driving me insane- I am having a very hard time adjusting to the regular waggle controls and wolf form is borderline unplayable.

Really? First game I played on the console way back then, and I don't remember having any problem with the controls.

Playing F.E.A.R. 2 at the moment.
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Post by: Scorpio on January 23, 2011, 09:46:25 AM
Really? First game I played on the console way back then, and I don't remember having any problem with the controls.

I've heard people say they had no trouble, but I find it frustrating. Admittedly I was getting used to it, though I still felt like I battled the camera at every turn and the wolf combat portions are still a nightmare for me- I don't enjoy those at all (although I guess I've only had two so far).
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Post by: Eluvei on January 25, 2011, 03:06:19 PM
I've been playing nothing but MAME and fighting games at the arcade for the last two months or so. Haven't been in the mood for long single player campaigns or online multiplayers. I dropped Team Fortress in December after playing around 450 hours. What a nerd!
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Post by: Death May Die on January 26, 2011, 03:33:14 AM
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare.  :guts: I'm having fun!  :beast:
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on January 26, 2011, 07:12:01 PM
Dead Space 2!!
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Post by: Walter on January 26, 2011, 07:17:16 PM
Dead Space 2!!
Lucky...  :sad: I'm waiting for the price to drop. $60 just sounds too much to me. Let us know what you think though. And no spoilers please!  :mozgus:
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Post by: Oburi on January 26, 2011, 07:19:54 PM
Yea I bought it this afternoon. I waiting for it to get dark to play it at a friends house. So stoked!

EDIT- JUst started the second disc. ...  :guts: Very awesome.
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Post by: Aphasia on January 27, 2011, 04:25:08 AM
Just beat VVVVVV.  Loved it.  Might even bump one of my top 10 games down a notch. 

I have a grudge against this room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CtiY5D6HCs
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Post by: Griffith on January 27, 2011, 09:59:19 AM
Dead Space 2 from GameFly (for $5.95 this month =). Enjoying it, but for better and worse they didn't change much except giving Isaac a voice. I miss him as a silent protagonist though. =)

Speaking of which... :carcus:
http://blog.games.yahoo.com/photos/208-heroes-that-dont-speak

The entry on Gordon Freeman contains this blasphemy:
Quote
Gaming’s most famous mute is easily the crowbar-toting star of the Half-Life series.

What!? That's wrong by just about any measure, and to add insult to injury Link is the very next entry.
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Post by: Truder on January 27, 2011, 10:50:53 AM
Dead Space 2 from GameFly (for $5.95 this month =). Enjoying it, but for better and worse they didn't change much except giving Isaac a voice. I miss him as a silent protagonist though. =)

Speaking of which... :carcus:
http://blog.games.yahoo.com/photos/208-heroes-that-dont-speak

The entry on Gordon Freeman contains this blasphemy:
What!? That's wrong by just about any measure, and to add insult to injury Link is the very next entry.
I saw that article too.  :ganishka:
people were raging about how that list was half-assed.
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Post by: NightCrawler on January 27, 2011, 02:54:27 PM
IGN calls Dead Space 2 the new "gold standard of survival horror". So i tried it at a friend's house. It's my conviction now that you can put the "survival" tag in almost every game, since one of the main objectives is not to die. Mario is the gold standard of survival platform!
How is this game about trying to survive? You feel no vulnerability at all, you have an immense arsenal of awesome weapons at your disposal, and you can get away from danger easily.
RE4 started the trend and DS2 sucess is sure to finish the possibility of seeing another survival horror game done right.
Well, at least some recent indie games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent do the genre justice.
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Post by: Eluvei on January 27, 2011, 03:33:29 PM
Quote from: IGN
Dead Space 2 is an amazing game. I'm going to write about its scary moments, cool kills, and how much I dig the main character's internal struggle
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Post by: Aphasia on January 27, 2011, 07:08:37 PM
IGN calls Dead Space 2 the new "gold standard of survival horror". So i tried it at a friend's house. It's my conviction now that you can put the "survival" tag in almost every game, since one of the main objectives is not to die. Mario is the gold standard of survival platform!
How is this game about trying to survive? You feel no vulnerability at all, you have an immense arsenal of awesome weapons at your disposal, and you can get away from danger easily.
RE4 started the trend and DS2 sucess is sure to finish the possibility of seeing another survival horror game done right.
Well, at least some recent indie games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent do the genre justice.


Haha, yeah it seems like most horror/survival games are just becoming action games.  I read an article where a guy played fallout 3 without VATS or a HUD with increased water and food requirements - It took away any safety he felt by being able to pause the game and pick and choose enemies.  I wish more games would do this.  Amnesia scares the crap out of me because I can't do shit.  I feel helpless, scrounging for sources of light. 
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Post by: Griffith on January 27, 2011, 08:47:25 PM
I saw that article too.  :ganishka:
people were raging about how that list was half-assed.

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/nerdrage.gif)

How is this game about trying to survive? You feel no vulnerability at all, you have an immense arsenal of awesome weapons at your disposal, and you can get away from danger easily.
RE4 started the trend and DS2 sucess is sure to finish the possibility of seeing another survival horror game done right.

I'd make some point about your friend maybe having powered up his character by then or something, but then again I started from the beginning and once I got the hang of it again I started dominating with just the plasma cutter (8 nodes and you're setting guys on fire) and the machine gun (I won't even buy the other guns). Like the new REs, it's designed like an assembly line of rooms and bad guys to fight, broken up so you can manage it all quite easily if you know how, and dying is meaningless because you basically just start from that room again (plus, you always know exactly where to go). I don't know, I'm only playing it at the default difficulty, and that doesn't mean much these days with everything geared towards a casual experience. The harder settings promise far less supplies and tougher enemy situations, but it wasn't too long ago that Resident Evil even forced you to ration your saves. Anyway, I'm still enjoying all its bloody fun, but yeah, by default I wouldn't call it much more of a survival horror experience than Doom 3.
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Post by: Walter on January 27, 2011, 09:10:01 PM
The harder settings promise far less supplies and tougher enemy situations, but it wasn't too long ago that Resident Evil even forced you to ration your saves.
The hardest difficulty setting for Dead Space 2 (unlocked after completion) only allows you three saves. Unsure if there are checkpoints at each room.
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Post by: Griffith on January 29, 2011, 06:56:02 AM
The hardest difficulty setting for Dead Space 2 (unlocked after completion) only allows you three saves. Unsure if there are checkpoints at each room.

Either way, that sounds horrible alright. =)

BTW, playing Dead Space 2 gave me an idea for a new Mass Effect build: Isaac Shepard. At first I was naturally going to make him a custom Infiltrator with Isaac's face, but then decided a sentinel with assault rifle was the best choice, at least in ME1. ME2 I'd have to think about more since I'm not as familiar with its builds, though it might work even better, at least aesthetically (already tested the look I'd want with the appropriate armor upgrades, Death Mask, etc, and tints).



UPDATE:

Beat Dead Space 2 and unlocked hardcore, and yes, you can only save 3 times and you restart from your last save. Yeesh, won't be doing that.

As for the game, it was cool and addictive, but could get tedious after 10 hours of going in circles killing the same enemies (from Dead Space 1); speaking of which, it was about as much of a retread as a sequel can possibly be. They should have just called it Dead Space Too. =)

P.S. I have a GameFly account for about another 28 days. Any recommendations on a must play game that's on PS3? Keep in mind I have MGS4 and Arkham Asylum here, as well as the Call of Duty games.
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Post by: Aazealh on January 29, 2011, 09:56:52 AM
P.S. I have a GameFly account for about another 28 days. Any recommendations on a must play game that's on PS3? Keep in mind I have MGS4 and Arkham Asylum here, as well as the Call of Duty games.

Uncharted 1 & 2, God of War 3, Demon's Souls, Heavy Rain, Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, Infamous.
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Post by: Saephon on January 29, 2011, 10:18:59 AM
Seconded on both Demon's Souls and Heavy Rain...and I don't care if people think the latter isn't a "game"; you should still check it out. It's not perfect, but it really moved me. (Not literally. Playstation Move wasn't out yet   :slan:)
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Post by: Henry Spencer on January 29, 2011, 12:16:41 PM
P.S. I have a GameFly account for about another 28 days. Any recommendations on a must play game that's on PS3? Keep in mind I have MGS4 and Arkham Asylum here, as well as the Call of Duty games.

Nier. Best game that has had anything to do with Square-Enix in years.

I completed 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors for the DS a week ago (you have to playthrough the game five times to get all the endings and to understand the whole mystery). One of the best adventure games I've played right now and it's become my favourite DS game. What a great story, it takes all of the trope and steretypes and turns them on their head (the writer said this was the intention). Hihgly recommend to any DS owners.

Currently playing Dead to Rights: Retribution and I've missed games of this type from this gen (you know, all of the action games that aren't about space marines or set during medieval times, so sick of them now). It's the closest we're going to get to another Max Payne game this gen (MP3 is basically vaporware by now).
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Post by: Madam President on January 29, 2011, 03:41:43 PM
I just beat Dead Space 2 yesterday afternoon..I was actually somewhat disappointed with it.  I preferred Dead Space's looming atmosphere, rather than Dead Space 2's fast paced bullet storm.  I was shouting all the colorful insults of the Insult Rainbow™, and "OH, YEAH!! GET SOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!" most of the time. ..TREMENDOUSLY IMPRESSED. DEAD SPACE CANNOT POSSIBLY BRIDGE THE GULF BETWEEN ITSELF AND DEAD SPACE 2. DEAD SPACE 2 IS SUPERIOR IN EVERY ASPECT OF ITS PREDECESSOR! CONVERGENCE IS UPON US! ALTMAN BE PRAISED  :troll:

Griffith--

For the PS3, I recommend the Uncharted series and God of War III.

Now, one of you guys do me a favor...can any of you recommend a GOOD RPG game? I'm talking from PS3 on back, on any system except Sega Saturn, Gameboy Color, and Dreamcast (I don't own any of these systems..).  I am so sick of these "offline" MMOs that have permeated the traditional RPG market, masquerading as RPG games.

AND FOR EVERY PERSON THAT RECOMMENDS FINAL FANTASIES 12 OR 13, I WILL TORCH A COPY OF BERSERK.  :femto:
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Post by: Aazealh on January 29, 2011, 04:16:09 PM
Now, one of you guys do me a favor...can any of you recommend a GOOD RPG game? I'm talking from PS3 on back, on any system except Sega Saturn, Gameboy Color, and Dreamcast (I don't own any of these systems..).  I am so sick of these "offline" MMOs that have permeated the traditional RPG market, masquerading as RPG games.

If there was one single RPG to play: Infinite Space on the Nintendo DS (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=11758.0).

Otherwise there's Mass Effect 1 & 2 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10261.0) on Xbox 360 and PC.

That's assuming you're not looking for older stuff, because then the list would be very long.
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Post by: Aphasia on January 29, 2011, 06:28:57 PM
Now, one of you guys do me a favor...can any of you recommend a GOOD RPG game? I'm talking from PS3 on back, on any system except Sega Saturn, Gameboy Color, and Dreamcast (I don't own any of these systems..).  I am so sick of these "offline" MMOs that have permeated the traditional RPG market, masquerading as RPG games.

Oh, you're looking for Morrowind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7J4F3bs3Pk
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Post by: Oburi on January 29, 2011, 08:29:29 PM

Now, one of you guys do me a favor...can any of you recommend a GOOD RPG game? I'm talking from PS3 on back, on any system except Sega Saturn, Gameboy Color, and Dreamcast (I don't own any of these systems..).  I am so sick of these "offline" MMOs that have permeated the traditional RPG market, masquerading as RPG games.

As Aaz said the list of older rpgs would be very long, but I noticed the original Suikoden was on the Ps3 network for dowload, and that is indeed one of my favorite all time games (they don't have Suikoden 2 though :sad:) But I would recomend that. Other than, yea Mass Effect.
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Post by: Nomad on January 29, 2011, 11:11:53 PM
P.S. I have a GameFly account for about another 28 days. Any recommendations on a must play game that's on PS3? Keep in mind I have MGS4 and Arkham Asylum here, as well as the Call of Duty games.

What Aaz said.  I'm a big fan of Demon's Souls but that game is not for everyone.  It's hard, stressing and there's a lot to learn that it's not explained or mentioned.  But if you like Medieval type-fantasy, you may love it.  I know, I know....contradicting.  But I just love that game.

Little Big Planet 1 or 2.  From the outside, it may look like a childs game.  But the creative options in those games (specially the second one) are paramount.  Somehow I can see you loving it. 

I still say Warhawk is a good pass time game.  It's a basic 3rd person online shooter.  I still play it from time to time and it's not the hardcore kind.  It's just basic and fun.
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Post by: Griffith on January 31, 2011, 09:10:59 AM
Little Big Planet 1 or 2.  From the outside, it may look like a childs game.  But the creative options in those games (specially the second one) are paramount.  Somehow I can see you loving it.

Yeah, I got to play the first one around the time I played Dead Space 1 and it was a lot of fun.
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Post by: dwarfkicker on January 31, 2011, 08:01:16 PM
Just beat Dead Space 2.  Awesome game.  Creeped me out here and there.  Don't know if I enjoyed it more than the first as the original was a fresh experience in the genre for me.  Gonna fire up Wind Waker and allow that to occupy me until MvC3 comes out.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on February 01, 2011, 09:31:38 AM
Just beat Dead Space 2.  Awesome game.  Creeped me out here and there.

Yeah, how about those last few Chapters? Since I was fooled into thinking I was almost done around Chapter 11 or something, I wasted my excess funds on nodes and the Vintage suit, so no buying my way to end. Then they threw every monster in the book at me over and over again until it actually became something like survival horror; though, more like suicidal horror.

Anyway, things got a little ragged for me at the end, but I made it and now I'm New Game Plusing it on Zealot and more than holding my own still. Just made it to Chapter 4 and so far it's actually been easier than it was to this point on Normal since, in addition to my powered up weapons, instead of shaking off rust I'm going for artistry in my kills now. I'm still only using the Plasma Cutter and Pulse Rifle.

Don't know if I enjoyed it more than the first as the original was a fresh experience in the genre for me.

That's what holds this one back for me, I just expected more since the first game really impressed me with how it combined and perfected some of the best gameplay elements of the decade into a streamlined package that at once made it feel innovative and old school. Though, 2 does harken back to the good old days when sequels were all just like the first game with new levels. =)

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/deadspace2.jpg)
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Post by: Jeff Goldblum Fan on February 04, 2011, 03:42:26 AM
Two Worlds II: 2 Worlds, Too is better than Dragon Age so far. Not that that's a huge accomplishment, but whatever.
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Post by: MrWeatherby on February 04, 2011, 04:43:54 AM
I'm still playing around with Bayonetta, even though I'm a couple years late on that one. I think I might go back and replay SMT: Nocturne though. Good game about convincing demons to fight for you and shoving magic parasites up your nose. The only thing keeping me from it is this huge spike in difficulty after the first "dungeon".

(http://i53.tinypic.com/33mbpu1.png)
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on February 07, 2011, 07:49:21 PM
Beat Dead Space 2 as well I thought it was way more creepy then the first cant wait for the 3rd to come out. But felt it was alittle anticlimatic in the end.
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Post by: Oburi on February 07, 2011, 07:56:28 PM
Beat Dead Space 2 as well I thought it was way more creepy then the first cant wait for the 3rd to come out. But felt it was alittle anticlimatic in the end.
I don't think it was more creepy than the first but I must say those raptor monsters (ecspecially on the harder diffculties) scared me.  I did love the ending though.
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Post by: Aphasia on February 09, 2011, 02:39:46 AM
Re-playing Ocarina of Time and then probably Majora's Mask.  I love them.  Haven't played them in years, still have the old N64 laying around but I decided to buy it on the virtual console for convenience.  And because I'm trying to set a record for most copies of a single game bought.  

I just entered the Dodongo's Cavern.  I've honestly forgotten a lot of the stuff the went on, but still have a general idea of what to do.  The game is still fun as tits if you were wondering.
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Post by: Truder on February 09, 2011, 02:53:52 AM
Re-playing Ocarina of Time and then probably Majora's Mask.  I love them.  Haven't played them in years, still have the old N64 laying around but I decided to buy it on the virtual console for convenience.  And because I'm trying to set a record for most copies of a single game bought.  

I just entered the Dodongo's Cavern.  I've honestly forgotten a lot of the stuff the went on, but still have a general idea of what to do.  The game is still fun as tits if you were wondering.
Majoras mask is my favorite Zelda. :guts:
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Post by: Aphasia on February 09, 2011, 03:19:59 AM
Majoras mask is my favorite Zelda. :guts:

That's funny, I'm also in the cool club that enjoys MM more than Ocarina of Time.  I love them both, but Majora's Mask is just weird and different enough for it to become my 2nd favorite next to Link's Awakening.  It seems everyone who plays the game either loves it or hates it (mostly due to the way they handled time, which I thought was brilliant) and the story, while it didn't break the Zelda formula (dungeons, big boss at the end, collect shit) It was a big departure from standard Zelda fare.  I applaud it for being so different.

Now that I think about it, both games do very interesting things with the time passing dynamic.  It's really cool to see how things change over a broad period of time (Ocarina) or a few days before doomsday in MM.

Also, it had those awesome wacky commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls8ac3rQWSs
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on February 12, 2011, 03:51:22 PM
I don't think it was more creepy than the first but I must say those raptor monsters (ecspecially on the harder diffculties) scared me.  I did love the ending though.

Agreed they scared me also I dont like the fact that they can hide and jump =(
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Post by: Aphasia on February 16, 2011, 07:06:08 AM
Lately, Grifball.  Lots and lots of Grifball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwuTLul5BVk
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Post by: Walter on February 21, 2011, 04:46:44 PM
Been trying to finish up The Witcher the past two weeks. It's okay, but I'm truly amazed at how much high praise this game got, given its serious flaws. I also can't get over its SUPER SERIOUS tone, given that I can pretty much sleep with every female character in the game, after which I get a collectible card depicting the deed. Classy!

Anyway, starting this week I'll be playing through Radiant Historia, providing it arrives in time.
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Post by: The Beast of Darkness on February 21, 2011, 05:59:40 PM
Been trying to finish up The Witcher the past two weeks. It's okay, but I'm truly amazed at how much high praise this game got, given its serious flaws. I also can't get over its SUPER SERIOUS tone, given that I can pretty much sleep with every female character in the game, after which I get a collectible card depicting the deed. Classy!


I've finally finished it last week and I see what you mean by serious flaws.
At some point the game can get really boring and repetitive (thanks to certain sidequests!), the graphics were nice, especially the beautiful landscapes but it also contain lots of bugs.
All in all, I appreciated it. It have it's own charm, the super serious tone is part of it.
I'm definitely looking forward for his sequel!
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Post by: Xem on February 21, 2011, 09:20:31 PM
Since I finally caved in and bought an Xbox 360 it's been Call of Duty: Black Ops... the first FPS I've played since Counterstrike. I still think Counterstrike was better. Also, I bought the expansion for World of Warcraft but have yet to level. Guess after 6 years it's finally getting old. Maybe it's time to finally cancel the subscription and put MMO's behind me.
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Post by: Griffith on February 21, 2011, 09:40:23 PM
Since I finally caved in and bought an Xbox 360 it's be Call of Duty: Black Ops... the first FPS I've played since Counterstrike. I still think Counterstrike was better. Also, I bought the expansion for World of Warcraft but have yet to level. Guess after 6 years it's finally getting old. Maybe it's time to finally cancel the subscription and put MMO's behind me.

You make me feel like I'm on the cutting edge.
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Post by: Eluvei on February 21, 2011, 09:42:43 PM
Since I finally caved in and bought an Xbox 360 it's be Call of Duty: Black Ops... the first FPS I've played since Counterstrike. I still think Counterstrike was better.

These are probably the two worst first person shooters I can think of, so I guess you're gonna have a blast with every single other FPS from now on.
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Post by: Walter on February 21, 2011, 10:00:52 PM
bought an Xbox 360 it's be Call of Duty: Black Ops... I bought the expansion for World of Warcraft (both are Activision Games)
Terrorists win.
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Post by: TheBranded1 on March 06, 2011, 01:53:00 AM
after getting a ps3 not too long ago, finally finished God of war III. It felt shorter for me, and I liked the fight with Hades and Cronos the most. I thought by this 3rd game they would change the way you open the chests and doors, you know maybe with a  kick or just shattering it with your blades.

UPDATE: playing Killzone 3 at the moment. Liking it so far. If anyone wants the code for SOCOM 4 BEta let me know, since I know I"m not going to use it
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Post by: Walter on March 06, 2011, 02:19:54 AM
Trying to stomach my way through Darksiders, because I've heard such high praise for how it tackles the Zelda formula. BUt man, the "story" and "characters" are enough to make me barf. They're straight out of a late 90s Image comic. Lots of excessive shoulder pads, horns, belts and scars.
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Post by: Dar Klink on March 06, 2011, 03:26:14 AM
UPDATE: playing Killzone 3 at the moment. Liking it so far. If anyone wants the code for SOCOM 4 BEta let me know, since I know I"m not going to use it
Playing this as well Brandy! We should play together sometime if we're both on. I'll get my friend to invite you to our squad if I see you in the game. I'm also playing this pretty nice JRPG for DS called Radiant Historia. It's about a guy using a time traveling book thing that lets him go back to different decisions and split the timeline, and it's handled pretty well from what I've seen so far. It's pretty fun and I like how the battle system is pretty fast. I'd recommend it to anybody who feels a need for a JRPG at the moment.
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Post by: TheBranded1 on March 06, 2011, 03:51:55 AM
Playing this as well Brandy! We should play together sometime if we're both on. I'll get my friend to invite you to our squad if I see you in the game. I'm also playing this pretty nice JRPG for DS called Radiant Historia. It's about a guy using a time traveling book thing that lets him go back to different decisions and split the timeline, and it's handled pretty well from what I've seen so far. It's pretty fun and I like how the battle system is pretty fast. I'd recommend it to anybody who feels a need for a JRPG at the moment.


I"ll be online tomorrow night, since I"m off Sundays and MOndays. SEe ya in the network Link
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Post by: Aphasia on March 10, 2011, 05:31:01 PM
Bulletstorm and Just Cause 2 should arrive today.  Can't wait to try them out and blow some shit up! :mozgus:
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Post by: Eluvei on March 10, 2011, 05:40:44 PM
Bulletstorm and Just Cause 2 should arrive today.  Can't wait to try them out and blow some shit up! :mozgus:

You won't be disappointed by Just Cause 2. It's the ultimate videogame. Just gather enough money to buy yourself a private jet and you'll forget all your earthly problems.
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Post by: Aphasia on March 10, 2011, 05:56:31 PM
You won't be disappointed by Just Cause 2. It's the ultimate videogame. Just gather enough money to buy yourself a private jet and you'll forget all your earthly problems.

So I've seen from all the awesome videos of people surfing sharks and jets and buildings into other buildings. :guts: It's been a while since I've played a good sandbox so I'm looking forward to it.  I'll let you know what I think of it later on tonight!
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Post by: Walter on March 10, 2011, 06:44:18 PM
Just Cause 2 offered a little TOO much freedom for me. It felt aimless, and I never felt anything I did really mattered, in the big picture. Sure, I could assemble an amazing arsenal and blow up an entire factory, but to what end?
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Post by: Griffith on March 10, 2011, 09:36:07 PM
Just Cause 2 offered a little TOO much freedom for me. It felt aimless, and I never felt anything I did really mattered, in the big picture. Sure, I could assemble an amazing arsenal and blow up an entire factory, but to what end?

Just 'cause. :carcus:
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Post by: Aphasia on March 10, 2011, 09:46:31 PM
Just 'cause. :carcus:

:ganishka: Clever girl.
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Post by: Walter on March 10, 2011, 09:48:27 PM
Well played...  :ubik:

I should also mention I'm playing through Radiant Historia for the DS right now, in brief sessions, about 1-2 hrs a day. It didn't strike me as very special at first. But with time it's proven itself to be a very mature RPG, and by that I don't mean blood and boobs. I mean, the script itself doesn't treat  you like a goddamn moron. And that's refreshing.

It also has one of the best RPG soundtracks I've heard in a game in a long, long time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHNXHWUHjmc), composed by Yoko Shimomura, of Street Fighter II and various Square games.
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Post by: Aphasia on March 11, 2011, 02:29:33 AM
Well played...  :ubik:

I should also mention I'm playing through Radiant Historia for the DS right now, in brief sessions, about 1-2 hrs a day. It didn't strike me as very special at first. But with time it's proven itself to be a very mature RPG, and by that I don't mean blood and boobs. I mean, the script itself doesn't treat  you like a goddamn moron. And that's refreshing.

It also has one of the best RPG soundtracks I've heard in a game in a long, long time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHNXHWUHjmc), composed by Yoko Shimomura, of Street Fighter II and various Square games.

I think you have a different opinion of what mature equals when it comes to the ESRB. :troll:

Radiant Historia looked pretty cool.  It's on my radar to buy when I get a DS/3DS.  Good to hear you like it!  A nice soundtrack is a big plus in my book.

A few hours into Bulletstorm.  Grade A fun for sure.  Space pirates, exploding hot dog stands and dinosaurs. :guts: It has "please leave your brain at the door" written all over it, and I'm so okay with that.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 11, 2011, 06:37:34 AM
[...]composed by Yoko Shimomura, of Street Fighter II and various Square games.

Super Mario RPG is one of my favorite soundtracks and made me aware of the composer and her other works. I'll definitely have to investigate RH now...
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Post by: slan69 on March 11, 2011, 07:30:21 AM
It also has one of the best RPG soundtracks I've heard in a game in a long, long time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHNXHWUHjmc), composed by Yoko Shimomura, of Street Fighter II and various Square games.

That sure is a good soundtrack, looks like I will have to check this game out. I really like this track as well, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzQq3-9nhKA&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzQq3-9nhKA&feature=related)

Super Mario RPG is one of my favorite soundtracks and made me aware of the composer and his other works. I'll definitely have to investigate RH now...

Yoko Shimomura is a girl. :iva: I am playing Majora's Mask that I bought on the Wii's virtual console, it's pretty fun so far. I was really worried about the time in the beginning of the game until I realized that I had to wait till the night of the final day for the door to the clocktower to open. That is one creepy moon by the way, reminds me of Freddy Krueger for some reason.  :serpico:
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Post by: Scorpio on March 11, 2011, 08:04:28 AM
Yoko Shimomura is a girl. :iva:

I knew that, actually... but crap. Fixed.
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Post by: Bekul on March 11, 2011, 08:46:29 AM
Playing a hell of a lot of Borderlands - starting up a new character (Mordecai), in preparation for getting the new DLC, Claptrap's Robot Revolution. So far level 50, gonna run through 2.5 before I get to the DLC. Having a blast playing this again.
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Post by: Aphasia on March 12, 2011, 02:32:59 AM
Trying to stomach my way through Darksiders, because I've heard such high praise for how it tackles the Zelda formula. BUt man, the "story" and "characters" are enough to make me barf. They're straight out of a late 90s Image comic. Lots of excessive shoulder pads, horns, belts and scars.

You're a better man than I for sticking it out with a game you don't enjoy.  Did it get any better or did you give up on it?

Just beat Bulletstorm.  That was some shit right there.  I loved it.  Although there's not much left in terms of content when you beat the campaign.  The Multiplayer consists of a horde mode, and Echoes, which are like miniature versions of levels that are entirely score based.  I don't really mind too much though - the main game is what I bought it for.  It also has some of the coolest gun designs.  Major props on that front.

So now I've started Just Cause 2.  I'm a few hours in on one of the first missions.  The accents and dialogue are cracking me up.  Most of the soldiers sound like normal guys doing impressions of chinese accents.  :ganishka:  But hey, it's cool.  I'm gonna go hang glide across the coast for a few more hours.
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Post by: Oburi on March 14, 2011, 01:46:33 PM
Trying to stomach my way through Darksiders, because I've heard such high praise for how it tackles the Zelda formula. BUt man, the "story" and "characters" are enough to make me barf. They're straight out of a late 90s Image comic. Lots of excessive shoulder pads, horns, belts and scars.

Ah yes I remember Darksiders. I actually played through till the end, or close to the end until at some point I got stuck. Then I realized that I wasn't actually having any fun, it was just an annoying, cheesy game that rips off everything from other games. I never did beat it, despite being on the last chapter or something, and I don't feel bad about it at all.


Just beat Bulletstorm.  That was some shit right there.  I loved it.  Although there's not much left in terms of content when you beat the campaign.  The Multiplayer consists of a horde mode, and Echoes, which are like miniature versions of levels that are entirely score based.  I don't really mind too much though - the main game is what I bought it for.  It also has some of the coolest gun designs.  Major props on that front.


Hmm, maybe I'll check this out. Ive been itching for something new, even though I should save money for all that is coming out in the next few months. As for Just Cause, I didnt really care for the first game and after playing the demo for the sequel, I think I'll stay clear of that series.
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Post by: Infinte on March 14, 2011, 02:33:53 PM
I'm playing Half Life 2 Episode 1 and I'm just about to finish it and start playing Episode 2. Man how long does it take to make an expansion, i know Valve are trying to make it as good as possible but cmon its a expansion something to keep you busy while waiting for the "main"(lets call it that :carcus:) game. I'm still having a hard time understanding why they made left 4 dead and left 4 dead 2 making and didn't release Episode 3 but well if i could wait for Diablo 3 for so long then i can wait for Episode 3.
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Post by: Walter on March 14, 2011, 03:22:25 PM
I'm playing Half Life 2 Episode 1 and I'm just about to finish it and start playing Episode 2. Man how long does it take to make an expansion, i know Valve are trying to make it as good as possible but cmon its a expansion something to keep you busy while waiting for the "main"(lets call it that :carcus:) game. I'm still having a hard time understanding why they made left 4 dead and left 4 dead 2 making and didn't release Episode 3 but well if i could wait for Diablo 3 for so long then i can wait for Episode 3.
What's the rush? You're still playing Half Life 2: Episode 1.  :badbone:

Anyway, I wouldn't hold your breath. Valve is on their own schedule, because they can afford to be, thanks to Steam (they take between 10-25% of all game sales on that system). They don't have the same deadlines and bankroll problems that traditional developers/publishers have, so they can spend as much time as they feel they need to develop the game they want.

That being said, it's a popularly held belief that Episode 3 will end up being Half Life 3, given the amount of time that it's taken to develop, and that we know virtually nothing about it, aside from two pieces of concept art.
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Post by: Infinte on March 14, 2011, 04:39:25 PM
To be honest this is my 5th playtrough(on Half Life 2 and its expacks) i think?

You are right about they are getting a lot of money from Steam, but you shouldn't play with gamers heart like that :judo:. I hope those rumors ain't true Episode 2 is(or felt) like a cliffhanger and those Advisers killed Eli
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Post by: Walter on March 14, 2011, 04:54:00 PM
I hope those rumors ain't true Episode 2 is(or felt) like a cliffhanger and those Advisers killed Eli
There's no doubt in my mind that whatever comes next in the Half Life saga will be a direct continuation of the events of HL2: Ep2. It's a matter of branding though. What if "Episode 3" runs on a new engine, and what if it's the length of a full game? May as well call that one Half-Life 3 at that point, right?
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Post by: Infinte on March 14, 2011, 05:14:54 PM
Yeah that would be nice but the feeling I've had since i bought the Orange Box is that at the end of the Episode 3 there would be some exploring on who or what the Gman really is and that instead of the Combine forces reaching Earth Like the Reapers reaching Earth at the end of Mass Effect 2 you take the fight to them and you really get see their home dimension fighting trough different places meeting different kind of aliens. You know what would be nice as well that all the three Episodes on HL3 would be like a single missions and the last one you will find out something  :carcus: but it would be nice if they put some key things ( about the story) in every part of the missions and not explain everything at the end.

I don't know maybe I'm expecting too much like when i played ME1 i was so happy playing a sci-fi action rpg and i wasn't that happy with ME2(good game though) but i learned one thing don't expect too much seems i quite didn't learned it yet.
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Post by: Walter on March 14, 2011, 07:01:35 PM
Yeah that would be nice but the feeling I've had since i bought the Orange Box is that at the end of the Episode 3 there would be some exploring on who or what the Gman really is and that instead of the Combine forces reaching Earth ...you take the fight to them and you really get see their home dimension fighting trough different places meeting different kind of aliens.
I think that's a given. Episodes 1 and 2 were about Alyx and Gordon obtaining information on the Combine home world, so it's safe to assume that will be a key location in the future. Which is, ya know, awesome.

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I don't know maybe I'm expecting too much like when i played ME1 i was so happy playing a sci-fi action rpg and i wasn't that happy with ME2(good game though) but i learned one thing don't expect too much seems i quite didn't learned it yet.
I have very high, broad hopes for Episode 3, but I'm sure that they'll be exceeded. Valve has yet to fail me.
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Post by: Aphasia on March 14, 2011, 08:55:02 PM
Hmm, maybe I'll check this out. Ive been itching for something new, even though I should save money for all that is coming out in the next few months. As for Just Cause, I didnt really care for the first game and after playing the demo for the sequel, I think I'll stay clear of that series.

I got Bulletstorm for 20 dollars off the full price.  Amazon was having a sale, I don't think I'd buy it for 60 bucks.  But then again, I buy very few games for their full price.  If you wait you can usually get some pretty good discounts.  If you're looking for fun gameplay I'd recommend Bulletstorm.  The story isn't bad, but it wasn't a motivator for me buying it.  The skill-shot system is a lot of fun.  It makes you feel bad for just shooting people normally when a dinky 10 score shows up.  You're motivated to slide/whip and kick combo etc, and the more points you get, the more cool shit you can unlock.  Boneduster quad barrel shotgun = gun porn.  Though I don't want to recommend something you wouldn't like.  The trailers are a pretty good indicator of how much you'll enjoy the game.  If you like these, it's like this...but more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtUGbj5ZkuI&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhKMNW5y0l0&feature=relmfu

You're right, there's a shit ton of great stuff coming out.

Speaking of, I need to go reserve a copy of Portal 2 for xbox.  Don't hate me! :puck:
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Post by: Walter on March 14, 2011, 08:58:14 PM
Speaking of, I need to go reserve a copy of Portal 2 for xbox.  Don't hate me! :puck:
That's the single worst version of the game, you know. Remember how Valve/Microsoft treated the Orange Box?  Or rather, didn't treat it at all?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 14, 2011, 09:28:18 PM
That's the single worst version of the game, you know. Remember how Valve/Microsoft treated the Orange Box?  Or rather, didn't treat it at all?

Nu-uh haha.  I never got the Orange box.  Everything else I've played by Valve has been on PC.  What was wrong with it?  I'd rather kick back and play it on my TV.  Unless they botch this version, for some reason.
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Post by: Walter on March 14, 2011, 09:48:11 PM
Nu-uh haha.  I never got the Orange box.  Everything else I've played by Valve has been on PC.  What was wrong with it?  I'd rather kick back and play it on my TV.  Unless they botch this version, for some reason.
First off, Valve contracted the Orange Box console port out to another company.  That pretty much tells you how much Valve cares about consoles (at least in 2007, it did). But even beyond that little black eye, Valve and Microsoft have a long-going disagreement about how updated content should be managed. Valve wants to release it for free, and have a constant stream of new content. Microsoft wants to charge for this kind of content, and package it together in big chunks. Their disagreement over how Orange Box updates should be managed got to the point where Valve essentially said "fuck it." and stopped doing updates. Now, Team Fortress 2 has changed so much on PC that the vanilla 360 release would be unrecognizable by comparison.

For Portal, they released new levels and content for PC, but not consoles, and they've promised to do the same thing for Portal 2. That's the part you'd be missing out on. For the PS3 version this time around, Valve made a pact with Sony to bring content updates through a version of Steam set to operate on PSN. As an additional perk, a PC version of the game comes free with the purchase of a PS3 version of the game.
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Post by: Aphasia on March 15, 2011, 02:47:43 AM
First off, Valve contracted the Orange Box console port out to another company.  That pretty much tells you how much Valve cares about consoles (at least in 2007, it did). But even beyond that little black eye, Valve and Microsoft have a long-going disagreement about how updated content should be managed. Valve wants to release it for free, and have a constant stream of new content. Microsoft wants to charge for this kind of content, and package it together in big chunks. Their disagreement over how Orange Box updates should be managed got to the point where Valve essentially said "fuck it." and stopped doing updates. Now, Team Fortress 2 has changed so much on PC that the vanilla 360 release would be unrecognizable by comparison.

For Portal, they released new levels and content for PC, but not consoles, and they've promised to do the same thing for Portal 2. That's the part you'd be missing out on. For the PS3 version this time around, Valve made a pact with Sony to bring content updates through a version of Steam set to operate on PSN. As an additional perk, a PC version of the game comes free with the purchase of a PS3 version of the game.

Yeah I heard about all those awesome perks the PS3 is getting.  It's too bad I only have an Xbox, I would totally nab it for PS3.  I think I'll initially buy it on Xbox and get it later on (and cheaper hopefully) for the PC so I don't miss out.  Although it's interesting you say that, super meat boy for Xbox gets a lot of free updates in the form of free level packs.  I wonder if they're just treating Valve in this manner, or if it's gotten any better.  Another reason is that my I-mac isn't the fastest cat anymore, newer games make it chug a bit.

Also thought I'd mention anyone interested in getting Pokemon black/white - Amazon is having a sweet deal where you get $20 dollar credit for buying it.  That's like two games for the price of one! :???:

EDIT: Sorry, I lied.  You have to buy a DS to get the 20 discount.
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Post by: Gobolatula on March 15, 2011, 03:38:17 AM
So, my friends made me get Minecraft. It's a pretty fun time waster. Being a ::ahem:: super creative person, I keep having these aspirations of building gigantic golden castles and stuff.

Yesterday I was trying to build a sky castle and my whole plan got messed up because I build the base too close to the "ceiling." I had to knock down all my carefully placed sky planks. I gotta say it's fun/annoying having these zombies and creepers fuck up my shit all the time. So, I gotta build accordingly and stay protected.

Meh, it's something to do. I might get back to my renegade run of Mass Effect 1 & 2 soon, though. :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 15, 2011, 03:43:20 AM
So, my friends made me get Minecraft. It's a pretty fun time waster. Being a ::ahem:: super creative person, I keep having these aspirations of building gigantic golden castles and stuff.

Yesterday I was trying to build a sky castle and my whole plan got messed up because I build the base too close to the "ceiling." I had to knock down all my carefully placed sky planks. I gotta say it's fun/annoying having these zombies and creepers fuck up my shit all the time. So, I gotta build accordingly and stay protected.

Minecraft is pretty fun.  I had the same problem, my amazing giant tree house trees wouldn't grow because they were so close to the ceiling.  whoops.  So I went on an epic quest to claim new land, and now I'm totally lost and haven't played since haha.  Being creative is a must for enjoying the game.  That's 90% of the content right there.

EDIT:

(http://i.imgur.com/bQRv5.jpg)

Are you jelly?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on March 17, 2011, 08:57:03 PM
Wait, that avatar isn't you?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 17, 2011, 09:02:04 PM
Are you jelly?

If you're going to try to be hip at least do it right: "u jelly?" :puck:

Wait, that avatar isn't you?

It's a woman. :schnoz:

P.S. I'm playing 999 on the DS. It's neat. Not done with it yet though.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 17, 2011, 09:37:55 PM
Wait, that avatar isn't you?

Sorry to blow your mind.  That's Renée Jeanne Falconetti from the Passion of Joan of Arc. :badbone:

If you're going to try to be hip at least do it right: "u jelly?" :puck:

P.S. I'm playing 999 on the DS. It's neat. Not done with it yet though.

Duly noted.  I would never want to appear un-hip on the SKnet forum. :slan:

I've heard that's a fantastic game.  It got pretty great scores all around.  Surely going to pick it up once my 3DS arrives. 

Unfortunately I'm stuck playing the waiting game with games I can't play.  Torture I tell you!  I also want to mention that I appreciate a game that comes with a nice instruction booklet.  B/W is full color and introduces all the characters and gameplay with cool art.  Some recent games I've bought are dinky little black and white pamphlets crammed with boring text.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 17, 2011, 09:45:40 PM
I've heard that's a fantastic game.  It got pretty great scores all around.  Surely going to pick it up once my 3DS arrives.

"Fantastic" may be overselling it a bit.

Unfortunately I'm stuck playing the waiting game with games I can't play.  Torture I tell you!  I also want to mention that I appreciate a game that comes with a nice instruction booklet.  B/W is full color and introduces all the characters and gameplay with cool art.  Some recent games I've bought are dinky little black and white pamphlets crammed with boring text.

Hehe yeah, instruction booklets are always nice, although I have to admit I've never read one before playing a game. Still, I have fond memories of some classic ones like Zelda 3's or Secret of Mana's, not to mention the crazy stuff you got with some PC games back in the day.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 17, 2011, 11:18:35 PM
"Fantastic" may be overselling it a bit.

Hehe yeah, instruction booklets are always nice, although I have to admit I've never read one before playing a game. Still, I have fond memories of some classic ones like Zelda 3's or Secret of Mana's, not to mention the crazy stuff you got with some PC games back in the day.

The review I read gave it a 9.5 out of 10 or something.  Though scores don't really matter, he gave it a lot of praise.  I'll still pick it up though knowing that it's good. 

I have to think for a minute every time I read "Zelda 3" Just because I'm not used to hearing it called that.  I always hear Link to the Past.  And heck yes, those were awesome.  Gameboy/SNES games really got it right.  Mario games are great too, especially Super mario world.  It had cute little illustrations for everything he did, swimming, jumping, running etc.  Hehe, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the swagger button nose link.  http://zs.ffshrine.org/album/link-to-the-past/inst-us/z3manual-07-08.jpg

By the way, I'm a DS virgin.  I have little to no idea of what's good on the system, so if anyone wants to recommend me some games I would be grateful. :azan: I was thinking about getting Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, but that's it. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on March 17, 2011, 11:52:17 PM
Apashia isn't an actress from the 1920's? :troll:
By the way, I'm a DS virgin.  I have little to no idea of what's good on the system, so if anyone wants to recommend me some games I would be grateful. :azan: I was thinking about getting Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, but that's it.  
There is so goddamn much...
http://vsrecommendedgames.wikia.com/wiki/Nintendo_DS (http://vsrecommendedgames.wikia.com/wiki/Nintendo_DS)
if I had to choose a sort of top 5 DS recommendations though...(not counting any obligatory Zelda/Mario)
1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series(Ace Attorney, Trials and Tribulations, Justice for All, Apollo Justice, and Miles Edgeworth)
2. Hotel Dusk
3. Elite Beat Agents
4. Golden Sun series, 2 on GBA and 1 on DS(since I think you said you haven't played a Nintendo portable since GBC?)
5. The World Ends with You
Well... these are just random ones off the top of my head really. Just try some!
Edit: Oh, and Professor Layton.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on March 18, 2011, 03:31:20 AM
Nice Austin Powers chest hair, Aphasia!

These are my favorite DS games so far:

Hotel Dusk
Bangai-O Spirits
Infinite Space
Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Dragon Quest V

There's a bunch I still wanna play. Thinking of giving the new Pokemon a try when it's a little cheaper around here.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 22, 2011, 01:51:15 AM
Nice Austin Powers chest hair, Aphasia!

Thanks, I try. :iva:

Thanks for the recommendations guys.  I ended up getting...

The World Ends with You
Phantom Hourglass
Golden Sun Dark Dawn
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on March 22, 2011, 04:04:49 AM
EDIT:

Oooohh so that's what Aphasia looks like.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 22, 2011, 07:23:50 PM
Thanks for the recommendations guys.  I ended up getting...

The World Ends with You
Phantom Hourglass
Golden Sun Dark Dawn
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Not bad, but not as good as it should be. Here's what else you should get in order of importance:

1) INFINITE SPACE (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=11758.0)
2) Castlevania (Dawn of Souls and/or Order of Ecclesia)
3) Phoenix Wright (1, 2, 3), Kirby Canvas Curse, DQ: Rocket Slime, Mario vs Donkey Kong 2

There's loads more, but those are quite amazing and NDS exclusive (the PW games are ports from the GBA but I doubt you've played them). Of course there's also ports and remakes that I'd heartily recommend, but you might have played them already. Let me still cite among them: Front Mission, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario 64, Disgaea. Can't go wrong with these. Then you've got puzzle games, like Tetris, Picross & Picross 3D, Meteos, and the popular Layton series.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 23, 2011, 03:56:35 AM
I was just browsing through your Infinite Space thread.  If you hadn't put it at #1 I wouldn't have had any idea you liked the game. :troll:

Just reading through the thread makes it sound fun.  I love games that toss you into another world and tell you "Okay, get used to it, you're in OUR world now" It adds so much to the immersion.
I will definitely be adding a few of the titles you mentioned to my library at some point.  Most assuredly Infinite Space and Layton.  And Chrono Trigger too, I want to see what all the buzz is about that.

The nice thing about getting a DS so late is that all these games are like 10-20 bucks.

Edit: Does anyone have any experience with DSI downloadable games?  Is there anything worth mentioning?  One thing I was going to check into was Shantae: Risky's Revenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyJlQp-BjYk
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: m on March 23, 2011, 06:03:21 PM
And Chrono Trigger too, I want to see what all the buzz is about that.

I don't think you'll be disappointed. Just let me tell you that I think so highly of this game that I bought it a while ago even though I don't own a DS yet (only 2 days to go! I can't wait!)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 23, 2011, 07:16:20 PM
I don't think you'll be disappointed. Just let me tell you that I think so highly of this game that I bought it a while ago even though I don't own a DS yet (only 2 days to go! I can't wait!)
I love the music, if that counts for anything.  I assume you're getting a 3DS?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 23, 2011, 07:24:41 PM
Edit: Does anyone have any experience with DSI downloadable games?  Is there anything worth mentioning?  One thing I was going to check into was Shantae: Risky's Revenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyJlQp-BjYk

Never played any so far, but I'll be getting Risky's Revenge when I get my 3DS. It's pretty much the highest rated DSiWare game out there and it looks amazing.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 24, 2011, 12:56:26 PM
It really does, can't wait to try it out.  The pixel art style is lovely.  It's impressive how much detail they can manage to cram in there.  The animation is great, too.  I should get my DS later today.  Need a cryochamber.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: m on March 24, 2011, 07:09:39 PM
I assume you're getting a 3DS?

Yep. I hope I'll have it in my hands less than 12 hour from now.  :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 24, 2011, 07:26:17 PM
Yep. I hope I'll have it in my hands less than 12 hour from now.

Mine shipped today for 219€, I hope it'll arrive tomorrow. :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Bekul on March 24, 2011, 09:33:09 PM
Turning 30 in three days (augh!), and already people are getting things for me from my Steam wishlist.

Which means I'm currently playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

...

Good god damn is this ever a truly effective horror game. I mean, I'm not one to get easily spooked, but holy shit. All of you should at least get the demo off Steam, because this is a truly excellent psychological horror game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 24, 2011, 10:42:32 PM
Happy early birthday Bekul. :ubik: That's pretty awesome that your friends get you games for your birthday.

Amnesia is incredibly scary.  It's one of those games I have to be in the right mood to play, and as a result it will take me a year to beat it. :magni: Most days after work I feel less like "I want to be scared shitless" and more "I want to blow some shit up" so the games with explosions usually win out (but not always)

It's fun to make other people play it and watch their reactions.  My sister utterly flips out.

Glad you're enjoying it! 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on March 28, 2011, 12:43:48 PM
Ting Wings. Yes, insanely addictive. 3 of us in the office are competing like fiends over this game. Whilst at the bars, I need to stop myself from playing it and act like a social human being.   :isidro:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 28, 2011, 07:49:31 PM
Ting Wings. Yes, insanely addictive. 3 of us in the office are competing like fiends over this game. Whilst at the bars, I need to stop myself from playing it and act like a social human being.   :isidro:

Tiny wings is good fun.  Much more original than that other bird game.  What's your highscore?

@ people who've played/gotten their 3DS - what do you think?

I just got my DSI and I'm having a blast with it.  Pokemon is just as addictive as I remember it being.  Elite beat agents made me laugh out loud several times at the absurdity.  It's sure to make it into my top 10 at this rate.  Coming from sticks and D pads, I'm surprised how intuitive and natural the stylus/touchscreen combination is.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on March 28, 2011, 07:51:56 PM
Tiny wings is good fun.  Much more original than that other bird game.
They're both ripoffs, actually.

Wavespark came before Tiny Wings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-vuPdcDa30

Crush the Castle came before Angry Birds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g04hoY1KpwQ

As for me, I'm still plowing through Radiant Historia. 21 hours in and no sign of it ending.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 28, 2011, 09:20:52 PM


Finished Killzone 3. It felt short on campaing mode, but still good in my case. Now just playing online most of the time for now. Also, bought Tiger Woods PGA tour 11, only sports game I like to play.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: m on March 29, 2011, 05:48:59 PM
@ people who've played/gotten their 3DS - what do you think?

I'm extremely happy with it except for one thing: the battery. That thing doesn't last at all. I like having the 3D to the max and the screens as bright as possible, but still.

Right now I have Rayman 3D and Nintendogs, and I personally think that the 3D effect does add to the game in Rayman while it doesn't do much for Nintendogs. If Zelda looks as good as Rayman does (and I believe it will look better) then it'll be great. I can't wait for that game to be released.

The mini-games included with the 3DS are fun (if only at first) and among those, the augmented reality games are pretty impressive. Especially considering that it's just a first attempt at exploiting the technology. I also can't wait to see what they come up with later.

After playing for a while my eyes do get tired but I'm not sure it's just because of the 3D effect, I think focusing on such a small screen is tiring for me. My left hand has started to hurt a bit after playing for over half an hour, perhaps I'm not holding the device correctly. I'm also having a bit of a hard time getting used to the circle pad (I think it's located too high on the device). If it were up to me, I think I'd play only using the D-pad. Oh well, I guess I'll get used to the D-pad eventually.

I've played DS games on it and I don't have any reason to complain, I think the colors and the sprites look just fine, though I have nothing to compare them too having never played them in a DSi.

I think it was worth a day one purchase and I'm sure it'll provide many entertaining hours in the months and maybe even years to come.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 29, 2011, 06:24:53 PM
@ people who've played/gotten their 3DS - what do you think?

Great system as far as I'm concerned; has a lot of potential. I see 3D as being similar to HD (on a TV) in terms of what it can offer the player. My eyes don't get tired and I like the button placement, although I'm not yet completely used to the Start/Home/Select buttons. The circle pad is just marvelous. When playing NDS games without forcing the resolution down, the blur is indeed noticeable if you're looking for it. But that hasn't prevented me from playing my DS games on the 3DS. Not a deal breaker for me. Overall it feels like Nintendo really made an effort with the system, especially on the software side when compared to my first gen NDS.

Anyway, as usual the games will make or break it. In that regard I think it's fine to wait a few months to get one (I only bought mine on day one because of the good deals we were getting over here). But I do think it's very promising.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on March 31, 2011, 07:01:42 PM
They're both ripoffs, actually.

Well that's a little disappointing.  Though with the app store being notorious for this kind of thing I shouldn't be surprised.

I'm extremely happy with it except for one thing: the battery. That thing doesn't last at all. I like having the 3D to the max and the screens as bright as possible, but still.

Right now I have Rayman 3D and Nintendogs, and I personally think that the 3D effect does add to the game in Rayman while it doesn't do much for Nintendogs. If Zelda looks as good as Rayman does (and I believe it will look better) then it'll be great. I can't wait for that game to be released.

The mini-games included with the 3DS are fun (if only at first) and among those, the augmented reality games are pretty impressive. Especially considering that it's just a first attempt at exploiting the technology. I also can't wait to see what they come up with later.

Great system as far as I'm concerned; has a lot of potential. I see 3D as being similar to HD (on a TV) in terms of what it can offer the player. My eyes don't get tired and I like the button placement, although I'm not yet completely used to the Start/Home/Select buttons. The circle pad is just marvelous. When playing NDS games without forcing the resolution down, the blur is indeed noticeable if you're looking for it. But that hasn't prevented me from playing my DS games on the 3DS. Not a deal breaker for me. Overall it feels like Nintendo really made an effort with the system, especially on the software side when compared to my first gen NDS.

Anyway, as usual the games will make or break it. In that regard I think it's fine to wait a few months to get one (I only bought mine on day one because of the good deals we were getting over here). But I do think it's very promising.

That's great!  I'm glad you guys are enjoying the system and find it worthy of an early buy.  I've heard the 3D effect is very different from traditional movie 3D, but instead serves to create an illusion of depth.  The AR games that are included seem especially cool.  I could see games taking advantage of that technology to make some super unique experiences.  Card games like magic would be nuts. 

I'm glad I decided to stick with a DSI for now.  The blur effect is a big turn-off personally.  I'm about 20 hours into Pokemon White.  Anyone wondering about getting this should grab a copy, it's a great addition to the series.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on March 31, 2011, 07:07:54 PM
That's great!  I'm glad you guys are enjoying the system and find it worthy of an early buy.  I've heard the 3D effect is very different from traditional movie 3D, but instead serves to create an illusion of depth.

It can be used to make things pop out of the screen, just so it's clear. I did it with an AR game and took a picture of a Mii literally jumping out of the screen.

The AR games that are included seem especially cool.  I could see games taking advantage of that technology to make some super unique experiences.  Card games like magic would be nuts.

Yeah the AR games are neat. Whenever a Face Raider rip-off comes out on cellphones it's going to make an absolute killing.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 06, 2011, 02:29:58 PM
Beat Pokemon white after putting in an embarrassing amount of hours.  This hobby is terrible for you. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on April 06, 2011, 03:12:05 PM
Beat Pokemon white after putting in an embarrassing amount of hours.  This hobby is terrible for you. 

Me too! It's probably the easiest game I've played in the last 10 years. Fun as hell, though. And it only took me 30 hours to beat it (post-game stuff included), which is normal for an RPG I guess?

If you're like me and detested or didn't care about the Pokémon games that came after Red/Blue or Gold/Silver, I recommend you give this a shot. It's much better, all the monsters look cool and the story is decent (as far as lighthearted Pokemon anime shit goes). I really enjoyed it all the way through! When the online stuff debuts I'll pick it up again for sure. And there's a lot of online stuff, like "downloadable" events (more like "unlockable through the internet" events) that can give you rare Pokemon and shit like that. Yeah it's pretty rad. Pokémon.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 06, 2011, 04:22:17 PM
Me too! It's probably the easiest game I've played in the last 10 years. Fun as hell, though. And it only took me 30 hours to beat it (post-game stuff included), which is normal for an RPG I guess?

If you're like me and detested or didn't care about the Pokémon games that came after Red/Blue or Gold/Silver, I recommend you give this a shot. It's much better, all the monsters look cool and the story is decent (as far as lighthearted Pokemon anime shit goes). I really enjoyed it all the way through! When the online stuff debuts I'll pick it up again for sure. And there's a lot of online stuff, like "downloadable" events (more like "unlockable through the internet" events) that can give you rare Pokemon and shit like that. Yeah it's pretty rad. Pokémon.

Pocket Monsters.  Just when you thought you'd graduated 5th grade... :troll:  It took me about 54 hours to complete, and I haven't even done anything post-game.  I was trying to catch the whole Unova pokedex though, which added to the playtime considerably.  I was pleasantly surprised with the new emphasis on story.  The oldies were about as basic as you could get.  The addition of companions as rivals was nice.

I agree with you on that.  Far too easy.  Mainly the gym leaders, who I died against like...one, two times tops?  I felt the final confrontation was about right, though.

Yeah...make sure to get your limited edition Eevee evolution by playing a game of brick-breaker on the main site. :puck:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: waqas on April 07, 2011, 01:02:49 PM
Crysis 2. Find it annoying so far. I can take a guy out with a single bullet on the headshot. But if I empty half a clip into his body the fecker keeps coming  :casca:.  Also enemies sometimes run around in circles during a firefight. Glad i rented this.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: deamonsonfire on April 07, 2011, 08:32:25 PM
oblivion

ive heard about it for so long i bit the bullet and picked it up. i enjoy how similar to FO it is, but at the same time...im not sure how well im diggin the game yet.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Madam President on April 08, 2011, 06:53:01 PM
I'm currently playing Saints Row 2! The missions are goofy and irreverent, and dare I say I like game more than Grand Theft Auto! I just wish that the game offered more music choices for the radio, and perhaps a "talk show" similar to Chatterbox in GTA III.  I have also ceased calling Wendy's "Wendy's". It is now known as "Freckle Bitch's" :troll: (it's an in-game parody).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Viral Harvest on April 11, 2011, 06:39:36 AM
About to try my luck with getting into the Shin Megami Tensei series.

SMT: Nocturne and SMT: Strange Journey once I win them off of eBay.  :carcus:

Other than that, Minecraft! I've built a cove of torch-lit sacrilege!  :femto:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on April 11, 2011, 11:44:44 PM
Just beat Dragonage 2 inbetween games now playing Dynasty Warriors 7 and Yakuza 4
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on April 12, 2011, 12:00:04 AM
Just beat Dragonage 2 inbetween games now playing Dynasty Warriors 7 and Yakuza 4
Did that game ever get a plot? I've heard some very middling things about it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Scorpio on April 12, 2011, 03:20:52 AM
Picked up a 3DS the other day. Very neat piece of hardware. As mentioned earlier, the AR games are really cool and some of the other included software is neat to play with as well. Really wish I could find some people on the street that have streetpass enabled; these hired goons are never going to save my Mii.

Along with the 3DS I picked up Ghost Recon Shadow Wars. As a tactics genre fan I'm having some fun with it, but so far there hasn't really been anything to dazzle me except for the novelty of it's 3D. I'm only three campaign and two skirmish missions in, so it has a lot of time to throw some new stuff at me.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on April 12, 2011, 08:15:15 AM
Along with the 3DS I picked up Ghost Recon Shadow Wars. As a tactics genre fan I'm having some fun with it, but so far there hasn't really been anything to dazzle me except for the novelty of it's 3D. I'm only three campaign and two skirmish missions in, so it has a lot of time to throw some new stuff at me.

Yeah, from what I've read the game is neat but just doesn't take advantage of that aspect of the console. For more interesting uses we'll have to wait for later titles. That's the downside of buying a system on day one.
Title: Hydorah
Post by: Aphasia on April 16, 2011, 06:49:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VXTpK.jpg)

Anyone played Gradius?  This freeware title is a tribute inspired by the SHMUP's of yesteryear.  It has all the things I love in a good SHMUP.  Great music, cool bosses and cheesy voice acting.  It is also hard.  Unabashedly hard. One hit you're dead, start the section over unless you have a shield power-up. You can earn extra lives, but you can only save 3 times through the campaign.  Also, your ship gets downgraded every time you die.  And you can die after you beat the boss if you get hit by a stray bullet.  

I used all my saves up on my first play-through and I'm essentially stuck.  I'm currently trying to perfect the first two levels.  Being frugal with your saves is essential if you want to actually beat it.

You can download it here:
http://www.filefront.com/16641169/hydorah.zip

Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf5NaSPODtg
Title: Re: Hydorah
Post by: Griffith on April 16, 2011, 07:32:48 PM
Looks good, basically Gradius III for SNES.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Eluvei on April 17, 2011, 12:34:17 PM
I'll be playing Portal 2 all week. Oh YEAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! (http://i.imgur.com/rzn9K.jpg) Who's with me?!?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 17, 2011, 04:33:09 PM
I'll be playing Portal 2 all week. Oh YEAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! (http://i.imgur.com/rzn9K.jpg) Who's with me?!?

Oh me me!!! I've got it pre-ordered on amazon with one day shipping.  Going to the store is so 2000.  Also, that photo is hilarious.  I can't even take Newell seriously. :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Infinte on April 18, 2011, 10:02:04 PM
Well got The Potato Sack on Steam yesterday and what can i say it's games has been keeping me busy :serpico:.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on April 18, 2011, 11:03:42 PM
oh wow, I completely forgot this game was this close. Just purchased it on steam along with the potato game. Will be playing it tomorrow. It's been a while since I been excited about a game. Maybe I'll pick up some cake tomorrow too.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on April 18, 2011, 11:43:12 PM
Well got The Potato Sack on Steam yesterday and what can i say it's games has been keeping me busy :serpico:.
For the past week I've been working hard, along with about 5,000 others, to get Portal 2 released early. http://www.aperturescience.com/glados@home/

Looks like it'll come out at about 2 a.m. EST, which is about .... 8 hours ahead of its scheduled release. Not nearly as soon as we'd hoped. But oh well! GlaDOS makes the rules, not us.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on April 19, 2011, 08:12:17 PM
Portal 2 for 360. Will need a co-op buddy. Can I get an amen?

Also. Caved big time and bought MK for PS3. Anyone else?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Viral Harvest on April 19, 2011, 08:19:54 PM
Waiting ever-patiently for Skyrim. It will be THE game that will consequently make me break up with my girlfriend haha
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 20, 2011, 03:47:09 AM
Portal 2 for 360. Will need a co-op buddy. Can I get an amen?

Also playing (and LOVING) Portal 2 for 360.  I'm actually stuck right now, so I'm going to hit it again tomorrow with a fresh set of eyes.  Is it only local co-op?  I'll be your buddy if it's on live.  Gamertag:Mastercrocodile

Waiting ever-patiently for Skyrim. It will be THE game that will consequently make me break up with my girlfriend haha

Skyrim is my dream game, I feel you.  You might as well forget about it, It'll make the wait more bearable. :iva:

The solution is to get your girlfriend addicted too.  Ka-ching!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on April 20, 2011, 03:51:02 AM
playing on steam, portal 2. Played few hours tonight. Got to chapter 5. Great game so far.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on April 20, 2011, 02:08:38 PM
Portal 2 is everything I thought it'd be. Solid purchase. (was there ever any doubt?) Yes Aphasia, let's do co-op.  :ubik:

On to Mortal Kombat. I waited almost 24 hours to open the game. For people who don't know me. 24 hours not opening a game is like going 2 days without eating.  :schierke: So after waiting to see some Metacritic scores and talking to friends, I unwrapped it. Surprise, it's actually fun. The last MK I played was MK2. It handles much better than I thought it would. After having played MvC3 compulsively, it's a nice nice changeof pace.

Portal 2 is the more rewarding, chuckle-inducing, and overall satisfying game. Duh. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 20, 2011, 05:06:12 PM
Portal 2 is everything I thought it'd be. Solid purchase. (was there ever any doubt?) Yes Aphasia, let's do co-op.  :ubik:

On to Mortal Kombat. I waited almost 24 hours to open the game. For people who don't know me. 24 hours not opening a game is like going 2 days without eating.  :schierke: So after waiting to see some Metacritic scores and talking to friends, I unwrapped it. Surprise, it's actually fun. The last MK I played was MK2. It handles much better than I thought it would. After having played MvC3 compulsively, it's a nice nice changeof pace.

Portal 2 is the more rewarding, chuckle-inducing, and overall satisfying game. Duh.  

Let's do it.  I'd like to beat the game first though, I've heard the co-op contains spoilers.  What's your tag? :serpico:

I'm pleasantly surprised by the difficulty.  It's harder than the original.  Very clever, I've been stumped a few times.  Some solutions seem less obvious, too.  I like it.  Makes you feel awesome when you finally figure it out.  The writing is great, especially Glados and Wheatley.

@Proj

Your avatar makes me smile every time I see it.  I can just see the bot quivering as that T-beam moves towards his head. :ganishka: "Good job robots!"
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on April 20, 2011, 05:29:55 PM
I'm pleasantly surprised by the difficulty.  It's harder than the original.  Very clever, I've been stumped a few times.  Some solutions seem less obvious, too.  I like it.  Makes you feel awesome when you finally figure it out.  The writing is great, especially Glados and Wheatley.
I'm toward the very end, and in my opinion, it only gets tough in the last quarter of the game. I breezed through most of the puzzles, and found them too easy. But these last few.... man. I'm currently alt-tabbed out of the game because im just plain stuck.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 20, 2011, 06:17:22 PM
I'm toward the very end, and in my opinion, it only gets tough in the last quarter of the game. I breezed through most of the puzzles, and found them too easy. But these last few.... man. I'm currently alt-tabbed out of the game because im just plain stuck.

That sounds brutal.  Most of the puzzles have been pretty simple so far.  I think the longest I've been stumped is 15-20 minutes. 

I just finished one of the blue goo rooms, and it sent me up on a platform.  There are several very tall pillars in a wide open spherical cavern, and a catwalk at the top.  I'm obviously supposed to get on the catwalk but I haven't figured out how yet. :puck: Need...determination! Must...not...google...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on April 20, 2011, 06:26:02 PM
Just finished Portal 2. My total playtime was: 8.4 hrs. A very decent length. Great game, not amazing. Liked the ending, loved the "lunacy" stuff!

The whole time I played the game, all I could think of was: "Man, Episode 3 is going to be PHENOMENAL." Every time something amazing happened in Portal 2, and there are lots of huge setpieces in that game, the potential for Episode 3 just loomed even larger for me.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on April 22, 2011, 06:41:53 PM
Did that game ever get a plot? I've heard some very middling things about it.

No it didn't =( sorry replying so late had allot happen. Its basically do this and do that and youhave no real direction you have to do it to progress in the game but its really lame. All the quests I felt like "why am I doing this?"

The blight gave you purpose this game has no purpose. Story wise it isn't bad I just wish it had a bigger overall plot then just doing tasks. Combat I feel is way better and faster but felt like a beat em up which I liked. Lot's of quests to do I ran into a glitch where some side qests just wouldn't work but it was not game breaking.

This game I would rate 7.5 out of 10. Story was not there but game play was (IMO) content that was released with the game is alittle forgetable. The blackmarket is not worth it but I goth both for free.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 23, 2011, 07:59:22 AM
Just beat Portal 2.  I'm a little more enthusiastic than Walter on this one.  I'd say it's easily one of the most impressive titles I've had the pleasure of playing.  Just a beautiful trip.

As for the ending, I think i was grinning ear to ear for an hour afterward.

The whole time I played the game, all I could think of was: "Man, Episode 3 is going to be PHENOMENAL." Every time something amazing happened in Portal 2, and there are lots of huge setpieces in that game, the potential for Episode 3 just loomed even larger for me.

See, I kind of felt the opposite.  This was the ultimate valve game for me.:magni:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Truder on April 23, 2011, 08:19:39 AM
This was the ultimate valve game for me.:magni:
Prepare for Walter's wrath!

i haven't played Portal 2 all the way, I've only got part way through at my friends house. 'twas a good time! :ubik:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on April 23, 2011, 04:33:54 PM
Currently play Dynasty Wariors 7 and Mortal Combat, which btw has surpassed all my expectations. The story mode is really great and they brought back the krypt which I loved from deadly alliance. Seriously having a blast with MK.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on April 23, 2011, 04:57:10 PM
Currently play Dynasty Wariors 7 and Mortal Combat, which btw has surpassed all my expectations. The story mode is really great and they brought back the krypt which I loved from deadly alliance. Seriously having a blast with MK.
Kombat with a K! And yeah, I was surprised to see that it does look very excellent. I watched the Giant Bomb tournament last night and got psyched for the game. http://www.justin.tv/giantbomb/b/284272992
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on April 24, 2011, 04:10:54 PM
Just finished Portal 2. Really, really loved it. It's chock full of so many great moments. Only one puzzle had me scratching my head for some time. The one with a bunch of yellow pipes, an air duct and white paint. I tried what turned out to be the solution at first, then wound up spending an hour trying a million different other things, only to find out I was originally placing my portal too far to the right.  :mozgus:
Looking forward to completing the co-op. Thanks Valve.  :ubik:

I'm at 99% in story mode in Mortal Kombat. Fucking Shao Kahn! Have to practice my Raiden combos. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on April 24, 2011, 04:23:42 PM
I'm stuck at the same point in MK. I can't fucking beat kahn with Raiden to save my life. I kicked his ass before but he's much more difficult with Raiden for some reason.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on April 24, 2011, 06:56:19 PM
About to give up on Radiant Historia... Such a lame finale to the game.  :sad:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on April 24, 2011, 08:05:23 PM
I'm stuck at the same point in MK. I can't fucking beat kahn with Raiden to save my life. I kicked his ass before but he's much more difficult with Raiden for some reason.

Oburi. It took me 20+ tries to defeat him on medium difficulty. My advice: If you go for combos, you're screwing yourself. Kahn will put you over his knee and spank you. So, that being said, distance is key. Sort of. Jump away from him. Do the lightning attack. Once he goes to throw his lance or his sledge hammer, TELEPORT and UPPERCUT, then get out of there. Rinse repeat. Or you can wait until he is about to attack, teleport and then uppercut or sweep. Give it half a second when he's getting up and teleport again. I should tell you, I won the 2 round because the timer run out. I wasn't even looking but nearly jumped out of my seat going, "AW YEAAAAH!!!!"

Good luck my friend...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 24, 2011, 09:17:45 PM
Just finished Portal 2. Really, really loved it. It's chock full of so many great moments. Only one puzzle had me scratching my head for some time. The one with a bunch of yellow pipes, an air duct and white paint. I tried what turned out to be the solution at first, then wound up spending an hour trying a million different other things, only to find out I was originally placing my portal too far to the right.  :mozgus:
Looking forward to completing the co-op. Thanks Valve.  :ubik:

Glad you enjoyed it!  It's always frustrating figuring something out that you just barely had wrong.  One of the designers was mentioning how difficult it is to craft the perfect difficulty.  If it's too easy they won't feel like they're accomplishing anything, but if it's too hard the player will feel frustrated or cheated.  I think the longest I was stuck was 30 minutes or so.  I thought of the solution while I was taking a shower later. :void: One thing I really enjoyed was the simple feeling you get after you figure out a puzzle.  It's very satisfying seeing how all the parts come together.

Played several hours of the Co-op yesterday.  It's surprisingly well crafted.  I thought it would be kind of tacked on after the fantastic single player, but I was proved wrong.  Co-op puzzles open up a brand new dimension of puzzle-solving.  Fun stuff.  There's this big electronic banner in the hub that tracks your stats, like how many hugs have been given.  :ganishka:

Oh, if you don't feel like playing through to hear the commentary, you can watch them all on this guys youtube channel.  I don't know about you, but I find them extremely fascinating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0AMGlAND54
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on April 25, 2011, 03:34:27 AM
I finally started playing NIER for the PS3 last night. When it came out barely anyone talked about it and it had some mixed reviews, but I suspect most people were just too busy playing FFXIII to try to justify their wasted money and anticipation. Anyway, I'm about 6 hours in and I'm loving it. The combat is nothing special; rather typical action RPG hacking and magic spells. Where this game has me hooked is the atmosphere and soundtrack. Great music and interesting environments that remind me of a Zelda and Shadow of the Colossus love-child.

I just looked up the game, and it seems to have accumulated mostly favorable opinions now; just seems to be a sleeper hit. Also I'm stoked that there are 4 or so possible endings, and they don't make you replay the whole game from scratch to uncover them all.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on April 25, 2011, 04:18:09 AM
I finally started playing NIER for the PS3 last night. When it came out barely anyone talked about it and it had some mixed reviews, but I suspect most people were just too busy playing FFXIII to try to justify their wasted money and anticipation.
As I recall, most of the reviews for NIER seemed to be expressing genre fatigue for third-person action games. There was a pretty big glut of them around the time of NIER's release.

3/1/2010: Dante's Inferno
3/16/2010: God Of War III
4/27/2010: NIER

But you can probably lay the blame for it being overlooked squarely on Dante's shoulders. It sort of muddied the water. With poop.



For Portal 2 fans, specifically those who have beaten the game and enjoyed the music, as you may know, right now there is no official soundtrack. But the music can be mined from the data files in the portal 2 folder within Steam. Some nerds extracted that and compiled this, a convenient, if slightly incomplete, soundtrack for the game:  http://soundcloud.com/natha1308/sets/portal-2/

I've sent emails to Gabe Newell and his business counterparts at Valve to see if they'll comment on when or if an official soundtrack will ever get released.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Diaz on April 25, 2011, 02:55:51 PM
Started MK last night and I thought it was awesome and easier to play than previous MK games. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on April 25, 2011, 05:16:34 PM
For Portal 2 fans, specifically those who have beaten the game and enjoyed the music, as you may know, right now there is no official soundtrack. But the music can be mined from the data files in the portal 2 folder within Steam. Some nerds extracted that and compiled this, a convenient, if slightly incomplete, soundtrack for the game:  http://soundcloud.com/natha1308/sets/portal-2/

I've sent emails to Gabe Newell and his business counterparts at Valve to see if they'll comment on when or if an official soundtrack will ever get released.

Thanks for this! The music was certainly a highlight of the game.  Hopefully we'll see an official release at some point.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Proj2501 on April 25, 2011, 10:13:20 PM
What am I playing? NOTHING online with my PS3.  :mozgus: :mozgus: :mozgus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on April 25, 2011, 11:26:54 PM
What am I playing? NOTHING online with my PS3.  :mozgus: :mozgus: :mozgus:
The PSN won't go back online until they can "secure" it again.  Apparently the hacker or hackers breach was pretty bad.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Gaahl on April 26, 2011, 09:25:15 PM
The PSN won't go back online until they can "secure" it again.  Apparently the hacker or hackers breach was pretty bad.
Pretty bad indeed, Reading this (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/), I don't know hat to think. I'm so glad i only use a prepaid card for my PSN, so the potential damage is low, but to think that someone now has all my personal data... Good thing I use different names and passwords for different things.

So with the PSN out, I at least had time to finish Crysis 2 (weak ending, good game, not as good as crysis or warhead) and Portal 2.
Now the latter was really bad. And by bad I mean absolutely stunningly great. Cave Johnson has got to be one of the best written videogame characters ever.

Oh, and I stumbled upon Audiosurf, nice game to kill some time.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on May 03, 2011, 03:07:40 AM
Playing Super Mario Galaxy 2! I'm so sad it took me this long to get it!  It's one of the few games my family will get into.  My parents actually play it when I'm not there, which is a pretty big deal for them. :guts:

And...still grinding away at Pokemon.  Out of nowhere I now know 4-5 people who play and I can trade/battle with.  Hooray!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Death May Die on May 03, 2011, 10:09:17 PM
Just started playing "3rd Birthday." (Parasite Eve 3...but not really I guess.) Kinda like Resident Evil 4 it is more action originated, but damn it somehow manages to be a very bloody game. Maybe the most bloody game I ever seen Squareenix release. Although, I have no idea whats going on story wise yet but its been pretty gripping from chapter to chapter. The battles aren't "battle cut-away," they happen in real time. The graphics are the best I've seen on PSP yet. I thought FF7: Crisis Core was beautiful, and well as Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep but they had a somewhat of a anime style edge to them. 3rd Birthday tends to more realistic. It takes place in Manhattan again, and involves things from DNA altering, to time travel, to more or less a pretty cool "Berserk" mode called over-dive (much like the kingdom hearts over-drive mode.)


     You can buy and customize every weapon, the DNA altering is puzzle like and is pretty satisfying so far. You can leap your being from and to the surrounding citizens, soldiers, and party members to avoid dying since your lifeforce/being that is what is traveling to the past. This helps you get better advantage points, better weapons, stronger skills and adds a lot to the strategy of taking out enemies by choosing who/where/what is best suited for the situation. You can jump from person to person anytime in the game. I discovered how interesting this aspect was when my current host was about to die, and I leaped out into another person just in time. Another cool thing is you can "dive" into enemies and use you over-dive state to make them explode. I tried not to read too much about this game because I knew I didn't want to spoil anything. I have no idea if its linked to either the 1st or 2nd game. Both of which I've played. You are Aya but this game has been so "different" in both story and feel I would almost say its a re-telling or a original alter storyline with the base character.

    I also beat Dissida 012. I put 90+ hours into it. (Cool note, its a two in one game. You can unlock the entire first game within it.)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Viral Harvest on May 04, 2011, 12:30:33 AM
Just about done with Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey for DS. By far the best 12 bucks I've ever spent on a game. The writing is fantastic and bleak. From what I hear, the original series is darker than the Persona games too (which I will pick up sometime in the future). I've never played an SMT game before and I wanted to start with something that was true to the original series but an updated experience. No way am I sitting in my room for hours scribbling on sheets of graph paper, but I understand the novelty of that back in the day. Though a lot of the game elements are standard and traditional, it's the story and writing that drew me in. SMT: Nocturne for PS2 is next.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on May 04, 2011, 12:47:46 AM
Just about done with Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey for DS. By far the best 12 bucks I've ever spent on a game. The writing is fantastic and bleak. From what I hear, the original series is darker than the Persona games too (which I will pick up sometime in the future). I've never played an SMT game before and I wanted to start with something that was true to the original series but an updated experience. No way am I sitting in my room for hours scribbling on sheets of graph paper, but I understand the novelty of that back in the day. Though a lot of the game elements are standard and traditional, it's the story and writing that drew me in. SMT: Nocturne for PS2 is next.
I have Strange Journey, but didn't get very far into the game. Probably about 6 hours or so. The monotony of the dungeons wore down on me, and I felt like it involved a lot of grinding. I love the premise and art style though.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Viral Harvest on May 04, 2011, 11:24:53 PM
I have Strange Journey, but didn't get very far into the game. Probably about 6 hours or so. The monotony of the dungeons wore down on me, and I felt like it involved a lot of grinding. I love the premise and art style though.

The game definitely requires a lot of patience, I ended it with about 50 hours clocked in. The first-person dungeon crawling is without a doubt monotonous and there is an absurd amount of grinding, but the story was good enough to cause me to push through it. The last few dungeons are so complex that they almost require some kind of outside guide for those of us that aren't masochists, and the last boss is unforgiving too (at least, on the neutral alignment path I took). Constant fusing and grinding are the only way to survive this game though, unfortunately. I can see how that might put some people off to it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on May 05, 2011, 01:21:55 AM
So I'm playing this game called Banghai O HD on my xbox, and I've never been more confused or seen more missiles in my life.  I guess they buried the how to menu under options...that's a good spot for it, haha.  Anyways, it's pretty darn fun.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on May 05, 2011, 02:18:37 AM
So I'm playing this game called Banghai O HD on my xbox, and I've never been more confused or seen more missiles in my life.  I guess they buried the how to menu under options...that's a good spot for it, haha.  Anyways, it's pretty darn fun.
The game is famous for its on-screen chaos. It was originally a Dreamcast game that spawned a DS quasi-sequel in 2008. Though, the DS game turned it from an action game into more of a puzzler. I could never get into it, personally.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on May 12, 2011, 07:05:01 AM
The game is famous for its on-screen chaos. It was originally a Dreamcast game that spawned a DS quasi-sequel in 2008. Though, the DS game turned it from an action game into more of a puzzler. I could never get into it, personally.

Haha I can imagine why.  It's nuts.  A little too complicated for me.

Still playing Super Mario Galaxy 2.  And yeah, Screw Big Wigglers Speed Run.  I'm gonna break this damn nunchuck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP20jBd7yPE
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on May 12, 2011, 03:42:56 PM
Still playing Super Mario Galaxy 2.  And yeah, Screw Big Wigglers Speed Run.  I'm gonna break this damn nunchuck!
Pretty sure that's the exact level where I stopped playing. Sure I could skip it. But no... It must be beaten. :mozgus:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on May 13, 2011, 01:51:03 PM
Pretty sure that's the exact level where I stopped playing. Sure I could skip it. But no... It must be beaten. :mozgus:

I understand your crusade. :azan: Mario games always drive to me 100% them.  Missing stars are an insult to your ability.  But yeah, one of the most frustrating Mario levels I've played in a long time.  Thankfully I beat it last night with 10 seconds on the clock.  Try muting the television - It helps when you don't have the crazy "GO FASTER! OH crap oh crap!" music playing.

Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on May 16, 2011, 08:41:49 PM
Ive been playing  an indie side-scroller called Capsized a lot recently. Here's the Steam page with the demo: http://store.steampowered.com/app/95300

http://www.youtube.com/v/SrYUEa00dGM

The gameplay should be familiar to anyone that's played the old PC game ABUSE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuse_%28video_game%29), and of course, Metroid. It uses a rarely-used control scheme for PC games: mouse to aim and WASD to move.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on May 19, 2011, 08:09:14 PM
Orions 2 for iphone/itouch/ipad.

Fucking finally! If this game was absolutely addicting with single player, now with multplayer it's going to be madness! And i was never a fan o Magic the gathering or card games. Hell, i don't even play games nowadays. But this will definitely hurt my already poor productivity.

Anyone playing can add me on Game Center: SupraKarma
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on May 21, 2011, 03:10:32 AM
Just got L.A. Noire for PSTriple. Installed just now, so I guess I could say I'm playing it RIGHT AS I POST! I almost feel like just playing Deja Vu for NES instead though. :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on May 21, 2011, 08:17:14 AM
Star Fox Command. :beast:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: yesmilord on May 21, 2011, 09:55:53 AM
Whiff of nostalgia. Been playing Diablo II again. Dunno why. I think I might be stressed out from my final quarter at school lol. Hit me up on USWest Ladder if you want free stuff :) *ajinkris
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on May 22, 2011, 08:38:51 AM
That game looks awesome Walter.

Been playing Smash Brothers Brawl.  My friends got it for my birthday. :badbone:  It's pretty fun, but I suck sincerely at it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: MrSmit on May 22, 2011, 03:42:56 PM
I just reinstalled Morrowind with many mods (115 to be exact). This will last me a while.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on May 23, 2011, 11:59:37 AM
I just reinstalled Morrowind with many mods (115 to be exact). This will last me a while.

This game has seen many re-installs on my system too.  That's a lot of mods!  Are you using texture packs?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: dwarfkicker on May 24, 2011, 03:21:35 PM
Got into Castlevania Harmony of Despair (got it right before it went on freaking sale  :mozgus:) and I gotta say it's pretty addicting.  I generally bounce between Alucard, Soma, and Shanoa.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on May 29, 2011, 05:50:34 PM
Been playing Infinity Blade on the Iphone.  Wow.  Pretty amazing for a phone.  The graphics and frame rate are top notch.  I hope they take the concept deeper in the future.  More exploration, towns, a deeper story and more enemies would make for an amazing sequel.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on May 29, 2011, 06:01:00 PM
I just bought Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and am looking forward to playing through it this summer. These games take me a while, but I love them.

Been playing Infinity Blade on the Iphone.  Wow.  Pretty amazing for a phone.  The graphics and frame rate are top notch.  I hope they take the concept deeper in the future.  More exploration, towns, a deeper story and more enemies would make for an amazing sequel.
What's wrong with the story?

You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: MrSmit on June 01, 2011, 11:01:44 PM
This game has seen many re-installs on my system too.  That's a lot of mods!  Are you using texture packs?

Yea I installed this graphics compilation (http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1196406-relz-morrowind-overhaul-sounds-graphics/).
Then I installed many gameplay mods. Texture and mesh replacers don't count towards that number of mods. I just have the number of .esm and .esp files.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on June 05, 2011, 04:08:58 PM
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!
You killed my father... now I kill YOU!

Exactly! Haha.  

Yea I installed this graphics compilation (http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1196406-relz-morrowind-overhaul-sounds-graphics/).
Then I installed many gameplay mods. Texture and mesh replacers don't count towards that number of mods. I just have the number of .esm and .esp files.

Nice man, I've seen some screenshots of it all prettied up, very impressive.

Been playing a lot of mobile games on my iphone4 lately.  Dark Nebula is excellent, it's a little physics based game set in a sci-fi world.  Pretty challenging on some later levels.  Sword & Sorcery EP, Feed me oil, Infinity blade and Espgaluda are awesome too.  I'm impressed by the quality of some of these titles.  Sorcery made me laugh out loud a few times.  Logfella is awesome.

Edit: Wanted to add Jet car stunts to that list.  Really fun.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD3HezVwWIo
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on June 13, 2011, 06:41:14 PM

Played my third time on Mass Effect last week, since my second was erased by mistake half way into it. So I ended up with this.
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8514/me1au.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: JudeauChop on June 13, 2011, 07:54:06 PM
I've been playing Rift... damn MMO playing friends and their peer pressure.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on June 14, 2011, 03:37:50 AM
I've been playing Rift... damn MMO playing friends and their peer pressure.

yeah, mmos... man..  lay off it! It'll eat your soul.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on June 15, 2011, 03:48:26 AM
yeah, mmos... man..  lay off it! It'll eat your soul.
Seriously, I've been playing mostly MMOs lately myself. I played Eden Eternal in the Closed Beta for the week they had it up, it was a lot of fun especially for a generic Korean MMO. I'm also trying out Aika right now. On the non-MMO side I'm playing Infamous since I got it for free from PSN and streaming my favorite game to my girlfriend through livestream(Final Fantasy 6).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: perros on June 15, 2011, 11:28:07 AM
Been playing Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Great game, just has the most cheesy, generic cutscenes ever.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on June 15, 2011, 03:52:42 PM
I was trying to refresh some memories and started on GoW Collection and so it took me awhile(2 months to be exact=). And now I'm finally playing God of War III.  Pretty cool so far, a bit easier than predecessors though.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on June 16, 2011, 06:44:06 PM
http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-jamestown/17-4400/

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Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony is a neo-classical top-down shooter for up to 4 players, set on 17th-century British Colonial Mars.

Yeah, so this game is awesome. It has incredible hand-drawn sprites and just a solid art direction. Check it out!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: IncantatioN on June 16, 2011, 08:31:26 PM
Power Blade and Power Blade 2 on NES, love it. I remember coming back from school and finishing levels with my brother. The music's KICKASS.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on June 19, 2011, 06:05:26 PM
Bayonetta and Vanquish because I needed an action game fix.  Bayonetta is rubbing it just the right way.  Love the fluid combat and the crazy set pieces.  Haven't gotten very far in Vanquish yet but I'm digging it too.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on June 19, 2011, 06:37:56 PM
For an action game fix you couldn't have done better than Vanquish and Bayonetta Aphasia. They should sell those together as a matter of fact. 2 for 1 deal.

I'm playing Portal 2 finally. Man you guys wernt kidding. This game is fantastic and very addicting. I actually started the co-op mode first (split screen) and when I finally got around to single player I was totally blown away.

Btw, the person who I was playing the co-op with sucked horribly and I did about half of the puzzles ( the harder ones) on my own using both controllers in each hand. I wish I could have recorded it, some of that felt insane.  

Edit- Playing Alice:Madness Returns. Despite not so great reviews I must say this game is incredibly fun. Has some texture issues and the combat isn't anything new, but the artwork and designs are great and it's pretty fun honestly.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on June 27, 2011, 05:49:19 AM
Playing Shadows of the Damned. I like it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Truder on June 29, 2011, 08:31:08 AM
I'm downloading Team Fortress 2 since It's free, anyone here play it? It's really popular so I'd be disappoint if no one on here plays it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on June 29, 2011, 02:11:47 PM
I'm downloading Team Fortress 2 since It's free, anyone here play it? It's really popular so I'd be disappoint if no one on here plays it.
Sure I played it ... four years ago.  :iva:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on June 29, 2011, 03:32:44 PM
Finished Shadows of the DAMNED on last Saturday and I fucking loved it. :slan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on June 29, 2011, 03:41:20 PM
Damn man seems like everyone I know is playing SOTD, except me. I need to finish alice asap so I can move on. Speaking of which Alice is looong. There's six chapters and I've spent almost 8 hours on the first 3. Granted I'm going slow to get all the hidden shit but still, its a rare occasion when I actually wish a game shorter, even a fun one like this.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on June 29, 2011, 04:40:47 PM
Playing Shadows of the Damned. I like it.
I started playing it and so far it was fun.  But then.... DUN DUN DUN!  Red Ring of Death... Again.  I even considered in getting the slim one (having magical hopes that they got smart with at least the design) but then I found out they too are blessed with it as well.  So it will be a while for me to get down and dirty until I have the time to re-solder everything. 

In the mean time, Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta came out.  This game is a lot of fun off course, but I can see the fun drift away in a matter of days.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on June 29, 2011, 04:53:16 PM
I started playing it and so far it was fun.  But then.... DUN DUN DUN!  Red Ring of Death... Again.

What the fuck... You're cursed man! :sad:

Here, maybe that'll cheer you up a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfPUbuhZrA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfPUbuhZrA)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on June 29, 2011, 05:26:24 PM
What the fuck... You're cursed man! :sad:

Here, maybe that'll cheer you up a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfPUbuhZrA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfPUbuhZrA)

October... :(
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on June 30, 2011, 03:42:15 AM
Here, maybe that'll cheer you up a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfPUbuhZrA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfPUbuhZrA)
Ha ha!  Yeah, I'm looking forward to this game.  However, if I hear another "Go dance with the angels!" line, I swear Namco will receive a mail-bomb with a plastic wing attached to it.  :void:


Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on June 30, 2011, 03:59:30 AM
Look what found its way into my DS again today:

(http://www.skullknight.net/images/is-iscart1.jpg)

It's actually the one year anniversary of me finishing my first Infinite Space playthrough, so I'm celebrating it by starting my second one. This was an amazing little game that was utterly ignored by the gaming press. It deserves to be in the top 10 lists of the past decade.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on June 30, 2011, 07:49:22 AM
October... :(

I know!

Ha ha!  Yeah, I'm looking forward to this game.  However, if I hear another "Go dance with the angels!" line, I swear Namco will receive a mail-bomb with a plastic wing attached to it.  :void:

I don't think anyone would dare say this to AKULA. :iva:

Look what found its way into my DS again today

Awesome! Best game ever. :azan:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aphasia on July 02, 2011, 09:00:19 AM
That new Ace Combat game looks sweet!!  Might have be my first entry into the series.  It's also pretty pitiful that I haven't picked up infinite space yet after all the love it gets on this board.  Been too busy with Pokemon.

I've been battling my co-worker on lunch breaks at work.  Stomped him last time.  Felt like a badass, had to rub it in his face after he'd beaten me like 3 times.  I beat him with my main team too, which consists of Serperior, Chandelure, Braviary, Hydregion, Cloyster and Volcarona.

Also going through Bioshock 2.  Having fun.  The story isn't as enjoyable as the first, mainly because it's all been done.   I don't mind it though, what I really enjoy is the atmosphere...and the looting.  Lots and lots of looting.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on July 05, 2011, 01:53:40 AM
Edit- Playing Alice:Madness Returns. Despite not so great reviews I must say this game is incredibly fun. Has some texture issues and the combat isn't anything new, but the artwork and designs are great and it's pretty fun honestly.

Just started playing it and about a couple hours in. So far it is pretty fun. I heard it was rather long too which is a real nice change. I don't like the fact that you can't save anywhere and the check points are very ambiguous - other than completing a stage. Anyways, I'm liking it so far!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on July 05, 2011, 08:16:01 AM
It's also pretty pitiful that I haven't picked up infinite space yet after all the love it gets on this board.

Indeed. :femto:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on July 08, 2011, 03:53:51 PM
Attempting to finish The Witcher 2 right now (which I'm loving); also playing a lot of TF2 since it's free. Afterwards I'm gonna play Deus Ex for the first time. Another one of those games that everyone says is amazing and I believe the hype, but have never gotten around to playing because I'm afraid of the awesomeness.    :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 16, 2011, 04:24:54 AM
Playing Fear 3 at the moment. Pretty decent shooter even if it's all been done to death. Still got some good scares in once in a while.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 16, 2011, 04:25:50 AM
Playing Fear 3 at the moment. Pretty decent shooter even if it's all been done to death. Still got some good scares in once in a while.
Isn't that the one that times your runs each level and gives you a score?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on July 16, 2011, 07:05:57 PM
Isn't that the one that times your runs each level and gives you a score?
Maybe you're confusing it with Vanquish, which was a great game scoring aside.  I'm playing Dungeon Siege 3 with my girlfriend, kinda standard, but better than pretty similar Untold Legends Dark Kingdom.
By the way, do you guys know any good co-op games on the PS3?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 16, 2011, 07:11:35 PM
Maybe you're confusing it with Vanquish, which was a great game scoring aside.
No, it's in Fear 3 as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k0RZg2CbRw

And actually, your score is tied to which ending you get. So atmospheric!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on July 16, 2011, 07:19:44 PM
Oh, yeah, that's right.  To tell the truth the first game was quite good actually or maybe it was so long ago and just seems that way to me now. :guts:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 16, 2011, 07:22:19 PM
Oh, yeah, that's right.  To tell the truth the first game was quite good actually or maybe it was so long ago and just seems that way to me now. :guts:
The first and second games were developed by Monolith Productions. But FEAR 3 was developed by "Day 1 Studios," who integrated development plans from an unrelated game into the FEAR universe. Great plan!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 16, 2011, 07:29:33 PM
Yea Fear 3 has a scoring system but I'm ignoring it. I always go over the time because I like to take games slow and search every nook and cranny so I garantee I get the "shitty ending" even though I plowed through this games in about 5 hours. I'm on the final mission now. Easy as pie. Now I just hope I can return it for a used copy of Shadows of the Damned.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on July 16, 2011, 07:30:10 PM
The first and second games were developed by Monolith Productions. But FEAR 3 was developed by "Day 1 Studios," who integrated development plans from an unrelated game into the FEAR universe. Great plan!
Looks like they got you, fan of the series I assume?
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 16, 2011, 07:42:29 PM
Looks like they got you, fan of the series I assume?
Never even played one of the games  :guts: I just follow video game news pretty closely.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on July 16, 2011, 07:48:55 PM
Never even played one of the games  :guts: I just follow video game news pretty closely.

The first two F.E.A.R. games weren't exceptional, and I thought the first game didn't lend itself to a sequel anyway. Might be time to just let the series die.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: m on July 18, 2011, 03:18:13 PM

I'm playing Chrono Trigger on my DS. I can't get enough of this game, and its music...  :serpico:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on July 18, 2011, 05:06:24 PM
Playing Half-Minute Hero on XBLA (with old school graphics!). I really missed not having a PSP when the game came out so I rushed when it was ported. It's great. Very addictive, fun, everything.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on July 25, 2011, 07:16:07 PM
Finally playing Shadows of the Damned and loving every bit of it.  After I finish that I'll be eagerly waiting for Deus Ex.

Also anybody play this game Catherine? I played the demo and as much as I enjoy weird Japanese games, this one just seems really, really dumb. Amazingly enough, ign gave a 9.0. 
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Konketsuji on July 26, 2011, 03:44:01 PM
Also anybody play this game Catherine? I played the demo and as much as I enjoy weird Japanese games, this one just seems really, really dumb. Amazingly enough, ign gave a 9.0. 
This game is not for everyone, gameplay is ordinary for a puzzle game, but plot, I heard it was brilliant. I'm going to buy it sooner or later, after a price drop I suppose, thankfully I have a lot of good games to play.

By the way, I finished Heavenly Sword a week ago, goddamn, the game was okay, but the voice acting, I think it was the best English voice acting ever, so awesome! Andy Serkis you the man! Also that blonde chick from Fringe did a splendid work, who am I kidding, the whole cast were splendid!

P.S. Started on Castlevania Lords of Shadow, it's pretty good but I expected better.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Lithrael on July 31, 2011, 08:35:09 PM
I just FINALLY finished Infinite Space.  Anyone have a good rec for my next games for DS and GBA? (Still have the old DS, like to have 2 carts in there, heh.)  Seeing as I liked Infinite Space and am pretty sure I already chewed through all the Castlevanias...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on July 31, 2011, 08:43:38 PM
I just FINALLY finished Infinite Space.  Anyone have a good rec for my next games for DS and GBA? (Still have the old DS, like to have 2 carts in there, heh.)  Seeing as I liked Infinite Space and am pretty sure I already chewed through all the Castlevanias...
Awesome! Please post your thoughts on it in the Infinite Space thread. http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=11758.0 Would love to hear what you thought.

There are so many good DS games, where to begin... Depends on what you're in the mood for. Sounds like you're up for another RPG. One of the most creative RPGs on the DS is The World Ends With You. I'd give that a try.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on July 31, 2011, 10:09:22 PM
I just FINALLY finished Infinite Space.

Better late than never. :guts:

Anyone have a good rec for my next games for DS and GBA? (Still have the old DS, like to have 2 carts in there, heh.)  Seeing as I liked Infinite Space and am pretty sure I already chewed through all the Castlevanias...

Like Walter said it really depends on what genre you want. Maybe Front Mission (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/front-mission), if you haven't played it yet? It's a port of an old SNES game, but it's as good as ever. And while we're on SNES ports, Chrono Trigger (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/chrono-trigger) is a sure bet as well.

If you want to try other genres, these are titles you might want to look into: Kirby: Canvas Curse (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/kirby-canvas-curse), Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/dragon-quest-heroes-rocket-slime), Ghost Trick (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/ghost-trick-phantom-detective), the Phoenix Wright series (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney), Picross DS (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/picross-ds), the Mario vs Donkey Kong series (http://www.metacritic.com/game/game-boy-advance/mario-vs-donkey-kong), Starfox Command (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/star-fox-command), 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/nine-hours-nine-persons-nine-doors).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 03, 2011, 06:02:56 AM
Limbo just landed on Steam. Bought, played and beat it within ... 3.1 hours. Some good atmospheric stuff, but overall lame puzzles. I fail to see what the hype was all about.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on August 03, 2011, 06:15:30 AM
Limbo just landed on Steam. Bought, played and beat it within ... 3.1 hours. Some good atmospheric stuff, but overall lame puzzles. I fail to see what the hype was all about.

Yeah, the first half of the game is intriguing and whimsical, but by the end you don't even remember that, or care.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Oburi on August 05, 2011, 06:12:40 PM
For anyone that played the new Mortal Kombat - did you try completing the Challenge Tower? I'm in race to finish it before my friends do but holy hell this gets hard. There's 300 challenges and I'm on 185 or something, Baraka versus Sheeva/Goro/Kintaro with one bar of health. If anyone has any tips for the challenge tower I'm all ears.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 05, 2011, 06:13:25 PM
For anyone that played the new Mortal Kombat - did you try completing the Challenge Tower? I'm in race to finish it before my friends do but holy hell this gets hard. There's 300 challenges and I'm on 185 or something, Baraka versus Sheeva/Goro/Kintaro with one bar of health. If anyone has any tips for the challenge tower I'm all ears.
I've read that being cheap in those challenge tower things is a necessity.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Nomad on August 05, 2011, 06:21:24 PM
I've read that being cheap in those challenge tower things is a necessity.
Jump attacks.  Instead of kicking, use punch attacks in mid air, once you get to ground, hit them the the MK uppercut right afterwards. Repeat.  Like Walter said, you HAVE to go cheap.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on August 07, 2011, 10:32:14 PM
Picked up Golden Sun for the DS last night, for 19 bucks. I was a big fan of the first two games on the Gameboy Advance, so I hope this one doesn't disappoint.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: JudeauChop on August 09, 2011, 04:42:21 PM
I've stepped into the darkside, and am playing an eq1emu set up like it was in '99.  project1999.  Loving it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Xem on August 11, 2011, 12:23:02 AM
I'm currently genre-jumping yet again and dipping my toes into the Dota-style Action RTS games, starting (and maybe ending) with League of Legends. It's been a minute since I've been enveloped by a game like this but it's missing something.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: IncantatioN on August 15, 2011, 02:49:33 PM
Castlevania (NES) ... forgot how hard it was cos it's beating my ass :judo: but the music's fantastic and it keeps me going :puck:.

EDIT: I can't get past the Frankenstein boss battle ... UGH.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Walter on August 16, 2011, 05:32:27 AM
Been replaying Deus Ex in anticipation of next week's release.

I also made these Maggie Chow assassination videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa6UrC-nz0g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lNDhKPEMtA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D-_ct1jXxk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mWmlA614T0

Forgive the darkness. I'm not sure why it records that way. It's not that dark in game...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on August 17, 2011, 06:26:11 AM
I'm currently genre-jumping yet again and dipping my toes into the Dota-style Action RTS games, starting (and maybe ending) with League of Legends. It's been a minute since I've been enveloped by a game like this but it's missing something.

You can sign up for the beta for Dota 2. It'll be on steam soon too.

http://www.dota-two.com (http://www.dota-two.com)

Forgive the darkness. I'm not sure why it records that way. It's not that dark in game...

For whatever reason the people that I know upload videos always have that same issue and have to increase their brightness a lot while they are recording. Btw, love the DS/3DS spooning weirdness.. lol.

So Alice was a pretty good and a fun game. Playing Catherine now. So far.. so weird... It's a dating...puzzle game.. with sheep! Played a few hours and enjoying it so far, such a nice change from shoot'em ups...etc.

(http://vividgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/catherine-video-game.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: TheBranded1 on August 17, 2011, 07:41:10 AM
Finished playing  " Vagrant Story" since playing it when it came out, I didn't understand the story. I'm glad I replayed it.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: IncantatioN on August 17, 2011, 01:47:45 PM
Finally finished Castlevania and took a break cos I was ready to break something in my living room.

Now re-playing GI JOE on NES which is one of my favorite games.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Viral Harvest on August 20, 2011, 12:07:55 AM
Also playing Catherine. Most enjoyable and difficult game I've played in awhile, even on Normal.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 20, 2011, 06:11:42 AM
I've been playing StarCraft 2. I'll start playing Xenoblade for the Wii today once I get it (collector's edition :badbone:).
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Saephon on August 21, 2011, 08:28:29 AM
The one time Europe gets a game that North America doesn't, and it's a game I want   :sad:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 21, 2011, 08:46:44 AM
The one time Europe gets a game that North America doesn't, and it's a game I want   :sad:

Well I wish NA had gotten it first this time because the British dub is hard for me to take. Good thing you can switch to the Japanese dub on the fly.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on August 21, 2011, 09:15:20 AM
I want this game so much, I hope we do end up getting it here...
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 21, 2011, 09:31:27 AM
I want this game so much, I hope we do end up getting it here...

The contrary would be bafflingly stupid.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Turkitage on August 21, 2011, 05:58:40 PM
I've been playing StarCraft 2.

Good choice. I love SC2. In diamond league at the moment trying to get to master league.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Griffith on August 21, 2011, 06:19:55 PM
I'm playing Ocarina of Time 3D and Infinite Space, but more significantly I got my dad to buy a 3DS and play them too. :ganishka:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on August 22, 2011, 12:03:47 PM
I'm playing this

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284268_10150396317573438_682878437_10483262_6125560_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 22, 2011, 12:12:40 PM
I'm playing this

Rock Band 3? :troll:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Dar Klink on August 22, 2011, 12:50:33 PM
I'm playing this

Pretentious Assholes 3: Return of the Ineffective Troll? :badbone:

I'm not playing it yet but... WITHIN THE WEEK THERE WILL BE DEUS EX RUNNING ON MY PC. Until then, TF2 some more.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: NightCrawler on August 22, 2011, 01:27:58 PM
Rock Band 3? :troll:

 :ganishka: I bet you can guess that i loathe those games in particular.

Pretentious Assholes 3: Return of the Ineffective Troll? :badbone:

Aw, i'm not pretentious. I don't even consider what i do as worthy, i still think of it all as "hobbies".

I'm still playing Orions 2 and Ascension for the itouch. Anyone who wants to battle me, just say so. Ranked 4th out of nearly 800 (for online matches only, i don't play single player). Now that's pretentious  :void:
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 22, 2011, 01:28:21 PM
I'm not playing it yet but... WITHIN THE WEEK THERE WILL BE DEUS EX RUNNING ON MY PC. Until then, TF2 some more.

But have you preordered the COLLECTOR'S EDITION? :badbone: And I don't mean the paltry Augmented Edition, no sir. :iva:

I'm still playing Orions 2 and Ascension for the itouch.

For a second I thought you meant Master of Orion 2. Now that's a real man's game.
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: MrSmit on August 22, 2011, 04:14:59 PM
But have you preordered the COLLECTOR'S EDITION? :badbone: And I don't mean the paltry Augmented Edition, no sir. :iva:

My version is augmented.  :ganishka:

Joking, I pre-ordered the regular version on Green Man Gaming (http://www.greenmangaming.com/) for $28. They had an awesome deal!
Title: Re: What Are You Playing?
Post by: Aazealh on August 22, 2011, 04:56:27 PM
Joking, I pre-ordered the regular version on Green Man Gaming (http://www.greenmangaming.com/) for $28. They had an awesome deal!