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Posted by: CorruptedOne on 11:35 CST :: 12/31/2007

Yeah, this is like the what are you listening to thread, but instead it's a thread about what you're currently playing/was playing/will be playing in a second.


Will be playing in a second: Super Crazy Guitar Deluxe 2.

Posted by: PaRtYbOy on 11:42 CST :: 12/31/2007

Tap Tap Revolution on a jailbroken iPod Touch.
Posted by: giamatti on 11:52 CST :: 12/31/2007

my characters in ragnarok online's valkyrie server
and ff1&2 on gb emu

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:35 CST :: 12/31/2007

Guitar Hero II, and owning the crap out of it.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:36 CST :: 12/31/2007

FFVII Crisis Core.

Graphics make me wanna throw up.

I really like the game so far.

Plus, like every time I play a JP import, it forces me to re-learn or keep up with the moon language.

Posted by: No.9 on 13:07 CST :: 12/31/2007

magic the gathering online of course  :)
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:12 CST :: 12/31/2007

Currently: Nothing

Later: Pump, and Guitar Hero 3, and Winning Eleven 9.

Posted by: Noodles on 14:18 CST :: 12/31/2007

Warhawk, lots of it.

Lol, TTR MAX2!!!

Posted by: Mana on 16:10 CST :: 12/31/2007

Halo 3, about to play Gears of War SHIT YEA!
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:18 CST :: 12/31/2007

Currently: Just freggin passed through the fires and flames expert on GH3.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 12:51 CST :: 1/01/2008

WTF corrupted..
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:58 CST :: 1/01/2008

The only really HARD part of the song is the intro. If you can get through that, you can probably beat it.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:27 CST :: 1/01/2008

I WOULD HAVE beaten it by now if I HADN'T LEFT THE GAME IN MY DORM BY MISTAKE. :grr:

Whatever, I've actually come to like GH2 better anyway.

Posted by: valius on 16:03 CST :: 1/01/2008

Tales of Symphonia with 2 other people
Final Fantasy X
Wii Sports with my new Wii :)

Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 16:08 CST :: 1/01/2008

Phantasy Star
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:12 CST :: 1/01/2008

Quote (valius @ 16:03 CST :: 1/01/2008)
Tales of Symphonia with 2 other people

YAY! Great game. The battle system and voice acting is especially awesome.

The only thing I don't really like about it, actually, is the fact that the dungeons dont really have much in the way of puzzle-solving and logic. In fact, they're not really dungeons, they're more like big mazes. Often you just kind of wander about, look for keys to open locked doors, and then realize you're right back to where you started. But still, great game.

Posted by: PaRtYbOy on 16:19 CST :: 1/01/2008

yahtzee  on my ipod.
Posted by: Noodles on 16:48 CST :: 1/01/2008

Quote (PaRtYbOy @ 17:19 CST :: 1/01/2008)
yahtzee  on my ipod.

Pathetic. Just pathetic.

Warhawk ans SM again.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:12 CST :: 1/01/2008

Beat FFVII Crisis Core. Pretty good game, fantastic ending. You really grow attached to Zack, so it's way sadder to go through the "situation" after seeing him grow from 2nd Class SOLDIER to 1st Class and Cloud's best friend, as opposed to just see it in one of Cloud's flashbacks in FFVII.

I just started Brave Story: New Traveller. Anyone heard of it? Turn-based RPG. Kid finds himself in a strange fantasy world, meets up with a cat-girl, etc. You know, the typical fantasy RPG fare. It's not bad so far though. Graphics are damn good, too.

Posted by: General_norris on 17:14 CST :: 1/01/2008

I was playing Beatmania but my KOC has an enormous amount of crap udner the keys and needs to be cleaned so I'm changing to Stepmania for a while.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 18:23 CST :: 1/01/2008

Cmon TTF&F is not so hard. My friend Peter thinks that's a piece of cake. The only thing he can't pass is Jordan on expert. Almost all of my friends that play Guitar Hero can pass TTFandF.
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 18:50 CST :: 1/01/2008

Currently juggling between Assassins Creed and Warhawk. Although I haven't played much the past week since I have a cold.  :( I was thinking this was going to be the first break where I wasn't going to get sick. Guess not. :( Why must I get sick on breaks? ;;__;;
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:59 CST :: 1/01/2008

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 18:23 CST :: 1/01/2008)
Cmon TTF&F is not so hard. My friend Peter thinks that's a piece of cake. The only thing he can't pass is Jordan on expert. Almost all of my friends that play Guitar Hero can pass TTFandF.

I've 5*'d Jordan. It's hard to pass, yes, but it's not that hard to 5* at all.

I'm SURE I could to TTF&F if I ever get a chance to practice it enough to get through the intro.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:11 CST :: 1/01/2008

Yeah the intro is WTF for me.

Still, passed it on Hard for the first time today, 141k. still horrible.  :P

Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:32 CST :: 1/01/2008

So I quit on Brave Story for today (since it's a new story and I'm all "new RPG'd" out right now) and switched to the FFTactics port for PSP. Apparently, it has a completely redone translation where it doesn't sound like engrish shit. The dialogue is alot like FFXII, medieval old-english style. I love it.

And the Debug menu code is the best thing ever since it still makes you earn the JP for abilities while getting your guys to 99 and stomping the shit out of enemies. So I won't just TEAR THROUGH the game and it'll keep me occupied.

Posted by: valius on 00:31 CST :: 1/02/2008

Quote (General_norris @ 16:14 CST :: 1/01/2008)
I was playing Beatmania but my KOC has an enormous amount of crap udner the keys and needs to be cleaned so I'm changing to Stepmania for a while.

Cleaning it is about 10-15 mins of work... so you might as well just do it.  I like playing beatmania more than DDR on my keyboard :P

Oh yeah, I got Distorted, and it's a really great mix. :)  I love Cardinal Gate songs... so that's the rhythm game I've been playing that isn't PIU.


Oh, and peace... I'm currently only at the temple in the beginning of the game with low level Lloyd, Kratos, Colette, and Genis.  It's a LOT more fun with more people than dealing with the AI as a single player, as I did when we had borrowed it.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:33 CST :: 1/02/2008

I'd best not converse much more with you about the game, then. There are tons of plot twists in this game, and it's very easy for me to give something away. :)

Rest assured, though, that the game is VERY long (like 80 hours including sidequests, about 60 hours without).

Posted by: WayneC02 on 01:07 CST :: 1/02/2008

Yup. I had over 100 with just me and my friend playing and doing all the sidequests and stuff. It's such a blast, that game.

Shame my Wii decided to corrupt my entire cube memory card, including another 100+ hour game of Skies of Arcadia, and 100% games of Metroid Prime 1 & 2. Especially since I had a METRIC SHIT TON of Grade at the end and got LOTS of awesome stuff for my New Game+ that I barely even got to use :(

Posted by: Koop on 10:30 CST :: 1/02/2008

At last check, Pop'n music 10 roofle. ._.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 10:53 CST :: 1/02/2008

Guitar Hero 3 and sucking at it..i got it on X-mas day and the only hard songs i can pass are barracuda, bulls on parade, and when you were young. STILL can't beat lou on hard :(

also, Tales of symphonia has a sequel, Wii bound, super awesome. that makes it 3 AWESOME Wii games to look forward too

Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:17 CST :: 1/02/2008

Yeah, but I dunno about a sequel... the game ended pretty solidly, if you ask me.

What're the other 2 "AWESOME" Wii games? And if you say Brawl is one of them, your opinion is then null and void.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 12:41 CST :: 1/02/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 13:17 CST :: 1/02/2008)
Yeah, but I dunno about a sequel... the game ended pretty solidly, if you ask me.

What're the other 2 "AWESOME" Wii games? And if you say Brawl is one of them, your opinion is then null and void.

their is a sequel coming out it's called Tales of  symphonia: Knights of Ratatosk and it's coming for the Wii

well i was half-asleep so i Should have Said "2" AWESOME games not "3"

Brawl is just overrated and it's just a sequel to Melee with more modes and some changes, so it's nothing special. Plus, they made some dumb decisions to the game that it dosen't merit an awesome IMO

I'm talking about No More Heroes as the second AWESOME game, i am very excitied for this game



Posted by: xyouxarexuglyx2 on 13:19 CST :: 1/02/2008

Sakurai's a dumbass for making the game overly floaty and the new airdodge system.

And basically dumbing down every aspect of the game.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 13:32 CST :: 1/02/2008

Currently playing:
Metroid Prime 3 - Just started it. On Bryyr right now. Fun.
Zack & Wiki - Trying to figure out the first boss level. I can't seem to figure it out.
Ghost Squad - Just unlocking things.
Mario Strikers Charged - Just started.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:08 CST :: 1/02/2008

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 14:32 CST :: 1/02/2008)
Currently playing:
Metroid Prime 3 - Just started it. On Bryyr right now. Fun.

hmmm..Mr. I don't care for metriod is now playing MP3. Alright, about time he tried it, great game

Now playing Bwii Battalion wars 2-not a big fan of RTS but this game is starting to grow on me i would play it more but you know, Supewr mario galaxy gets in the way

Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:43 CST :: 1/02/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 12:41 CST :: 1/02/2008)
their is a sequel coming out it's called Tales of  symphonia: Knights of Ratatosk and it's coming for the Wii

well i was half-asleep so i Should have Said "2" AWESOME games not "3"

Brawl is just overrated and it's just a sequel to Melee with more modes and some changes, so it's nothing special. Plus, they made some dumb decisions to the game that it dosen't merit an awesome IMO

I'm talking about No More Heroes as the second AWESOME game, i am very excitied for this game

Well I obviously know about the sequel. I only said the game pretty much wrapped things up, so I don't really feel the need for a sequel. So often, fanservice sequels turn out to ruin the franchise. It'd be a shame to see that happen with the best game in the series.

Brawl IS ridiculously overrated, as is the entire Smash franchise. Makes me sick how much people jerk it off.

No more Heroes... eh. I didn't like Killer 7, so I really don't care about this one.

Honestly, there's nothing I'm looking forward to on Wii, aside from the (hopefully soon, probably not) release of Super Mario RPG on VC.

Sadly, and oddly enough, I'm looking forward to more games on consoles I don't even own.

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 13:32 CST :: 1/02/2008)
Currently playing:
Metroid Prime 3 - Just started it. On Bryyr right now. Fun.
Zack & Wiki - Trying to figure out the first boss level. I can't seem to figure it out.

MP3: Awesome game, controls are dead-on.
Z&W: Another awesome game, the puzzles are amazingly crafted.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:08 CST :: 1/02/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 12:17 CST :: 1/02/2008)
And if you say Brawl is one of them, your opinion is then null and void.

Of course, because we all know everyone here is entitled to YOUR opinion. :annoyed:

I haven't played Brawl yet but Melee is awesome. They pretty much fixed everything that was wrong with the original, and then some. It satisfies me to the point where I actually don't need Brawl--I don't even see myself really needing a Wii any time soon either.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 16:26 CST :: 1/02/2008

Brawl is going to be fun, hence why I can't wait for it. I don't play by tournament rules and I don't get that technical with games, so that explains a bit why I want it.

Plus stage editor is a plus. Any game with an editor I get psyched about.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:34 CST :: 1/02/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 16:08 CST :: 1/02/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 12:17 CST :: 1/02/2008)
And if you say Brawl is one of them, your opinion is then null and void.

Of course, because we all know everyone here is entitled to YOUR opinion. :annoyed:

Argh, you always get technical on me. I meant the opinion is void to me, not everyone, as I effing hate the game. This probably stems from 2 years' worth of weekends at friends' apartments where I'd be trying to get to sleep, only to hear the endless CLICK-CLACKING of those god damn Cube controller sticks all night. :annoyed:

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:43 CST :: 1/02/2008

Currently: Guitar Hero 3 PS2 at my friend's house to unlock everything on his game. Could use cheats but that would be boring. This will INDEED take a while.
Later: Go home and play some CS1.6

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:08 CST :: 1/02/2008

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Quote (WayneC02 @ 12:17 CST :: 1/02/2008)
And if you say Brawl is one of them, your opinion is then null and void.

Of course, because we all know everyone here is entitled to YOUR opinion. :annoyed:

Argh, you always get technical on me. I meant the opinion is void to me, not everyone, as I effing hate the game. This probably stems from 2 years' worth of weekends at friends' apartments where I'd be trying to get to sleep, only to hear the endless CLICK-CLACKING of those god damn Cube controller sticks all night. :annoyed:

Um, right, and that's why you said the whole franchise is overrated. Makes sense. :indifferent:
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:34 CST :: 1/02/2008

It's overrated, that's my opinion. Perhaps I feel that way because of the endless weekends of no sleep, or maybe because I just don't like the game. Either way, I still think it's an overrated game.

Quit antagonizing me! :cry:

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:12 CST :: 1/02/2008

Now playing a real classic: Castlevania on the VC

NES games look weird on an HDTV :P

Posted by: Mana on 02:02 CST :: 1/03/2008

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And if you say Brawl is one of them, your opinion is then null and void.

Of course, because we all know everyone here is entitled to YOUR opinion. :annoyed:

Argh, you always get technical on me. I meant the opinion is void to me, not everyone, as I effing hate the game. This probably stems from 2 years' worth of weekends at friends' apartments where I'd be trying to get to sleep, only to hear the endless CLICK-CLACKING of those god damn Cube controller sticks all night. :annoyed:

haha i know exactly what you mean when you say CLICK CLACKING...especially when you get fucking button mashers in the room playing and getting a hard on because he smashed someone out of the stage when they were at 140%, big deal! People trying to sleep here!!!


Currently playing FFXII: Revenant wings on my ds :)
also playing FFXII on the PS2 (somehow i ended up playing both)

Oh and wayne, you got the import FFVII right? how'd you like it overall? Cuz im kind of excited to get it, but i don't want to be disappointed like i was with Dirge of cerberus...

Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:24 CST :: 1/03/2008

WAYYYYYYYYY better than DoC. Because, it's not a badly-done 3rd person shooter. It's a pretty well-made action-RPG.

Put it this way, I played it completely in Japanese and I can't wait to get it in English so I can replay it.

It's neat to see things from Zack's POV, being a SOLDIER aligned with Shinra and everything, since Shinra's made out to be the BIG BADASS HORRIBLE MEGACONGLOMERATE in the main game.

And the ending is just super sad. It's really awesome, but so sad at the same time. After you've grown attached to Zack throughout the game and seen his relationships with people develop... it's a sad ending. Then it gets FUCKING AWESOME again for the end of the ending.

Plus, the graphics get a 11/10, so if you're into that sorta thing... you will never ever see better cutscenes on the PSP, ever. And with almost zero loading times! (admittedly, I played from a memory stick ISO image though)

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:49 CST :: 1/03/2008

Battalion wars 2...this is a really fun game, and it's the first RTS game i'm playing
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:26 CST :: 1/04/2008

Vantage Master Online...and remembering how much I suck at tactical RPG's. :(
Posted by: General_norris on 05:27 CST :: 1/04/2008

Study Study Revolution or I should be playing it.
Posted by: Mana on 07:41 CST :: 1/04/2008

sick, I wanna get the game now just based on what you wrote! Zack's story was already sad from what FFVII told about him so im guessing CC would be just as sad...
Posted by: valius on 04:25 CST :: 1/05/2008

My weekends are over.

Gained:

Super Mario Galaxy
Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core

Coming:

SNES Controller for VC
RetroPad for SNES->Wii/GC conversion
RetroPad for NES->Wii/GC conversion

Posted by: Jared on 10:09 CST :: 1/05/2008

I haven't really been playing any games lately but I've been doing pencil puzzle books (crosswords, sudoku, kakuro, fill-ins, and some other stuff) nonstop for the past four days.  Addicting stuff.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 13:14 CST :: 1/05/2008

Just unlocked everything on Guitar Hero 3 PS2 at my friend's house using the cheat code because I was tired of going through it all. Then I played some GH2 and passed Freebird Expert with 92% accuracy. Damn that song is long!
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:25 CST :: 1/05/2008

Dude, Corrupted, you seem quite good at GH. Do you have a scorehero account?

Here's a link to my page, with my top scores (yes my username is Vook): < http://www.scorehero.com/scores.....me=Vook >

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:53 CST :: 1/05/2008

now playing: phoenix wright: justice for all, awesome game, awesome characters
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:55 CST :: 1/05/2008

GH3, screaming my lungs out that i died right before hermann's solo.
Posted by: No.9 on 16:31 CST :: 1/06/2008

pokemon diamond
Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:56 CST :: 1/06/2008

Quote (supernovamaniac @ 19:55 CST :: 1/05/2008)
GH3, screaming my lungs out that i died right before hermann's solo.

It's honestly unfathomable to me that you can get through the intro but not finish the song. Save your star power for those 2 retarded solos. Win.

Anyway. Right now I'm in between FFT: War of the Lions, DJMAX2 Portable, and Jeanne D'arc. The first and last games say alot about their quality, since I generally dislike tactics or strategy games.

Posted by: No.9 on 10:44 CST :: 1/07/2008

pokemon leaf green...diamond pissed me off yestwerday :(
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:29 CST :: 1/07/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 13:25 CST :: 1/05/2008)
Dude, Corrupted, you seem quite good at GH. Do you have a scorehero account?

Here's a link to my page, with my top scores (yes my username is Vook): < http://www.scorehero.com/scores.....me=Vook >

Well, no I don't have a ScoreHero account. And well, no, I'm not quite good at all. Compared to my friends, i'm nothing.
Posted by: Noodles on 15:37 CST :: 1/07/2008

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 15:29 CST :: 1/07/2008)
Quote (the_peacemaker @ 13:25 CST :: 1/05/2008)
Dude, Corrupted, you seem quite good at GH. Do you have a scorehero account?

Here's a link to my page, with my top scores (yes my username is Vook): < http://www.scorehero.com/scores.....me=Vook >

Well, no I don't have a ScoreHero account. And well, no, I'm not quite good at all. Compared to my friends, i'm nothing.

Pretend they are god.

You are Jesus. ^_^


Geesh, I feel like a loser. The best I can do on GH is probably Monkey Wrench Hard, and 4star it.

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:10 CST :: 1/07/2008

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Dude, Corrupted, you seem quite good at GH. Do you have a scorehero account?

Here's a link to my page, with my top scores (yes my username is Vook): < http://www.scorehero.com/scores.....me=Vook >

Well, no I don't have a ScoreHero account. And well, no, I'm not quite good at all. Compared to my friends, i'm nothing.

Pretend they are god.

You are Jesus. ^_^


Geesh, I feel like a loser. The best I can do on GH is probably Monkey Wrench Hard, and 4star it.

Haha, you can only do that? I 4-starred Monkey Wrench EXPERT a few times after trying Guitar Hero.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 17:05 CST :: 1/07/2008

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Dude, Corrupted, you seem quite good at GH. Do you have a scorehero account?

Here's a link to my page, with my top scores (yes my username is Vook): < http://www.scorehero.com/scores.....me=Vook >

Well, no I don't have a ScoreHero account. And well, no, I'm not quite good at all. Compared to my friends, i'm nothing.

Pretend they are god.

You are Jesus. ^_^


Geesh, I feel like a loser. The best I can do on GH is probably Monkey Wrench Hard, and 4star it.

Haha, you can only do that? I 4-starred Monkey Wrench EXPERT a few times after trying Guitar Hero.

Whine whine whine. So what? Some people older than you might be worse than you. Take PIU for example. bleh.
Posted by: Noodles on 18:20 CST :: 1/07/2008

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Dude, Corrupted, you seem quite good at GH. Do you have a scorehero account?

Here's a link to my page, with my top scores (yes my username is Vook): < http://www.scorehero.com/scores.....me=Vook >

Well, no I don't have a ScoreHero account. And well, no, I'm not quite good at all. Compared to my friends, i'm nothing.

Pretend they are god.

You are Jesus. ^_^


Geesh, I feel like a loser. The best I can do on GH is probably Monkey Wrench Hard, and 4star it.

Haha, you can only do that? I 4-starred Monkey Wrench EXPERT a few times after trying Guitar Hero.

Whine whine whine. So what? Some people older than you might be worse than you. Take PIU for example. bleh.

Why have you been a jerk lately?
Posted by: David3151 on 18:53 CST :: 1/07/2008

Quote (KurenaiSchwarz @ 16:08 CST :: 1/01/2008)
Phantasy Star

AWESOME. Online, I'm guessing... I loved that game back on the Dreamcast.

I'm just messing around on DTXmania.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:30 CST :: 1/07/2008

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Dude, Corrupted, you seem quite good at GH. Do you have a scorehero account?

Here's a link to my page, with my top scores (yes my username is Vook): < http://www.scorehero.com/scores.....me=Vook >

Well, no I don't have a ScoreHero account. And well, no, I'm not quite good at all. Compared to my friends, i'm nothing.

Pretend they are god.

You are Jesus. ^_^


Geesh, I feel like a loser. The best I can do on GH is probably Monkey Wrench Hard, and 4star it.

Haha, you can only do that? I 4-starred Monkey Wrench EXPERT a few times after trying Guitar Hero.

Whine whine whine. So what? Some people older than you might be worse than you. Take PIU for example. bleh.

Why have you been a jerk lately?

I got into a flame war on fb last night, it ticked me off, im still pissed off, end of discussion.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 20:15 CST :: 1/07/2008

Anyways,

Just D'ed Bemera CZ x4 on Pump PC.

Posted by: PaRtYbOy on 20:21 CST :: 1/07/2008

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 21:15 CST :: 1/07/2008)
Anyways,

Just D'ed Bemera CZ x4 on Pump PC.

Pad or Keyboard?

I S'd it on keyboard with 22 bads the other day :yep:

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:54 CST :: 1/07/2008

Battalion wars 2 is fun as hell, it's the one the underrated games for the wii (along with zack and wiki) but damn once the battles get intense it's fucking awesome

that and just playing a real music game (inside joke of mine)

Posted by: The W on 21:16 CST :: 1/07/2008

BW2 is awesome. I don't know why people have a problem with it. Also I was playing umbrella chronicles for the Wii and it is so addicting.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:53 CST :: 1/07/2008

Nothing at all, just having another flame war.

If I get pissed at you, CO and Noodles and the DQ, I'm just not in the mood. I tend to spread the anger and become bse sometimes. There you go. I said the warning.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:54 CST :: 1/07/2008

Nothing at all, just having another flame war.

If I get pissed at you, CO and Noodles and the DQ, I'm just not in the mood. I tend to spread the anger and become bse sometimes. There you go. I said the warning.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:03 CST :: 1/07/2008

Quote (The W @ 22:16 CST :: 1/07/2008)
BW2 is awesome. I don't know why people have a problem with it. Also I was playing umbrella chronicles for the Wii and it is so addicting.

nothing is wrong with the game is just that many ppl don't buy the game
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:09 CST :: 1/08/2008

Quote (valius @ 05:25 CST :: 1/05/2008)
My weekends are over.

Gained:

Super Mario Galaxy
Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core

Coming:

SNES Controller for VC
RetroPad for SNES->Wii/GC conversion
RetroPad for NES->Wii/GC conversion

is this for the Wii? if any anybody owns the Wii version, is it good? are then controls on the Classic control and Gamecube controller good? cuz i am very tempted to buy this on the Wii

also, the wii-mote and nunnhuck combo suck for this game



Posted by: Thanh on 21:14 CST :: 1/08/2008

Kingdom hearts Chain of memories - PS2.  The one that comes with Final Mix
Pokemon leaf green - GBA

Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:23 CST :: 1/09/2008

I couldn't get into the CoM PS2 remake. Maybe I was all "KH'd out" or something, I had played the shit out of both the Japanese version of KH2 and the English one when they each came out, respectively.

Still playing FFT: War of the Lions. The new translation wins, hard. Plus, Luso makes Poaching soooooooooooooooo much easier.

Posted by: Mana on 13:23 CST :: 1/09/2008

Just finished FFXII...163 hours on the game....and I STILL haven't finished the mark hunting yet OR beaten the hell wyrm...I wish the game would have had a love story to it to add a little more depth to it but other than that I liked it!

About to play Halo 3 and see if I can get my rank up...tryin to get that general ya feel me?

Posted by: Kishiru on 13:27 CST :: 1/09/2008

I'm currently playing Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles. I love RE0 now more than RE1!
Posted by: valius on 13:32 CST :: 1/09/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 20:09 CST :: 1/08/2008)
Quote (valius @ 05:25 CST :: 1/05/2008)
My weekends are over.

Gained:

Super Mario Galaxy
Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core

Coming:

SNES Controller for VC
RetroPad for SNES->Wii/GC conversion
RetroPad for NES->Wii/GC conversion

is this for the Wii? if any anybody owns the Wii version, is it good? are then controls on the Classic control and Gamecube controller good? cuz i am very tempted to buy this on the Wii

also, the wii-mote and nunnhuck combo suck for this game

Yup, GGXX:AC for the Wii, since I want component output, and because the PS2 needs to be kept alive for bemani and RPGs. :)

You can configure the GC controller and the Classic Controller any way you like.  The control pad is disabled by default for the controllers (I panicked at first, since I MUST use the control pad for a precise game like GG), but a quick run through options allows you to re-enable the control pad (phew).

I don't have the Classic Controller, so the default for the GC controller is:

Y - Slash
X - High Slash
B - Punch
A - Kick
R - Dust

I assume it's the same for the Classic Controller... so essentially playing on that will be like playing using the PS2 controller.

I don't like the GC controller much for fighting games like this, so once my SNES controllers come in... I will be using the SNES controller to play Guilty Gear (through the lovely RetroPort).

A 16-year old controller, so I can play Super Mario World and a 2007 Guilty Gear game?  WIN.

It's a great fighting game.  The only caveat is no story mode... oh well.  The real fun of the game is playing other people and not the dumb AI which uses controller reading to be difficult.  There are unlocks though, so you can get artwork, movies, and special forms of all the characters.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 14:03 CST :: 1/09/2008

Earthbound.

Haven't played it before, so its all basically new to me.

Posted by: Koop on 15:21 CST :: 1/09/2008

What about the Classic Controller Valius?

That plays SNES, Genesis and N64 games.

Posted by: valius on 16:48 CST :: 1/09/2008

I have two NES controllers sitting around doing nothing (my NES is too old, so it takes too long to get a game finally running on it), so this is a great chance to put them to use, and I bought the (inexpensive) SNES controllers to play some great SNES games too.  I'd rather play games with their original controllers since I'm so used to them from long ago. :)

I could play Guilty Gear with classic controller effectively as well, but since I'm getting SNES controllers, there's not much reason for me to get the Classic Controller, thanks to RetroPort.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:34 CST :: 1/09/2008

GH3 again, 71% through the fire and flames expert. since I just got this for christmas, i don't know how to slide through the hammer-ons well.
Posted by: Mana on 20:37 CST :: 1/09/2008

Gears of War
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:54 CST :: 1/09/2008

Just finished Portal.

That was definitely a great experience.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:57 CST :: 1/09/2008

The cake is a lie.
Posted by: Tsuteto on 02:38 CST :: 1/10/2008

GH III.  On the final song.  And it's on my PC, so I have to cope with the lag that it provides as well.
Posted by: Mana on 14:57 CST :: 1/10/2008

Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:59 CST :: 1/10/2008

-Hit me with your best shot on GH3 Expert- 99%. Damn it! I could've done 100%. It's so pitiful.
Posted by: Noodles on 16:51 CST :: 1/10/2008

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 15:59 CST :: 1/10/2008)
-Hit me with your best shot on GH3 Expert- 99%. Damn it! I could've done 100%. It's so pitiful.

Damn, I got like 87%.

Can't get that quick beginning solo.

Posted by: Wildstyle on 22:46 CST :: 1/11/2008

Mass Effect.  This game is great, if you have a Xbox and you enjoy a good single player game this is worth a try.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:40 CST :: 1/12/2008

Guilty Gear Accent Core on the wii i wanted it for the wii becuase i can pull of moves easier with the classic controller then the dual shock. Fun in short spurts
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:53 CST :: 1/12/2008

89%'ed One Expert
Posted by: valius on 23:50 CST :: 1/12/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 18:40 CST :: 1/12/2008)
Guilty Gear Accent Core on the wii i wanted it for the wii becuase i can pull of moves easier with the classic controller then the dual shock. Fun in short spurts

It's a LOT more fun when you have an opponent to play with... playing against the computer blows anyway, since it teaches you nothing but how to exploit the AI.  Mindgames and timing come with an opponent (preferably ones who are on your level :) )

Online Guilty Gear would be really interesting (oh, but the lag :( )

What characters do you normally like to play as?

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:04 CST :: 1/13/2008

FC'd John the Fisherman Expert with exactly 203,000 points, which is about 3000 points under the maximum possible score for that song.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:17 CST :: 1/13/2008

Quote (valius @ 00:50 CST :: 1/13/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 18:40 CST :: 1/12/2008)
Guilty Gear Accent Core on the wii i wanted it for the wii becuase i can pull of moves easier with the classic controller then the dual shock. Fun in short spurts

It's a LOT more fun when you have an opponent to play with... playing against the computer blows anyway, since it teaches you nothing but how to exploit the AI.  Mindgames and timing come with an opponent (preferably ones who are on your level :) )

Online Guilty Gear would be really interesting (oh, but the lag :( )

What characters do you normally like to play as?

my main guy is Sol Badguy but i try playing as Dizzy. Her problem is she harder to use then Sol-Badguy; as Dizzy as very limited moves
Posted by: valius on 03:24 CST :: 1/14/2008

I think Sol's inputs are easy too, and he's quite a solid character, although he's thankfully lacking far-reaching projectiles which would make him ridiculous.

I do fear Dizzy a lot though... since she has so many different kinds of projectiles which she can use in combination with combos.

My friend would make her use the fish as an initial attack, while she herself would rush and hit low so that simply blocking wouldn't work.  And that evil icicle that hits you, gah!  Combine that with the fish or the spear and you've got a lot of things to watch out for.

I'm thinking of specializing in Ky, Millia, Jam, and maybe Axl now.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:56 CST :: 1/14/2008

Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 for Gamecube.

Only playing on Maximum difficulty, otherwise I won't stand a chance against anyone at the club at Cornell.

It's HARD. :indifferent:

Posted by: Mana on 18:21 CST :: 1/14/2008

lol you're back at Cornell already? I just got Mega Man ZX Advent and I like it so far although it is ridiculously hard...
Posted by: Gard on 23:02 CST :: 1/14/2008

Oww you got Megaman ZX Advent? *o* Me too! I love that game it's just awsome-ness stuffed into a DS card game, I cleared it before New Year under Expert Difficulty and god damn! Starting by the fact you don't get life ups, and only one sub-tank is available... also you take more damage than usual and bosses become tougher

Lol anyway... I'm happy with my EZ-FLASH for DS and I'm currently playing..

Metroid Prime Hunters
Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Dementium: The Ward

Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:33 CST :: 1/14/2008

I tried Hunters and  Dementium, couldn't get into them. Phantom Hourglass was fantastic though.
Posted by: Mana on 16:02 CST :: 1/15/2008

Yea im having a little trouble getting into phantom hourglass...
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:57 CST :: 1/16/2008

Just found GH: Encore Rock the 80s lying under my bed but decided not to play it.
Anyways, GH2:
-Carry On Wayward Son Expert 5-star, 94%  :P

Posted by: Koop on 19:27 CST :: 1/16/2008

Melty Blood Act Cadaenza Ver. B
or something, some fightin gaem.

Posted by: Mana on 23:46 CST :: 1/16/2008

my 360 got the ring of death!!!!!!! nooooo
Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:10 CST :: 1/17/2008

Ouch. My condolences, buddy. :(
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:17 CST :: 1/17/2008

What's that? (No, I don't own one.)
Posted by: valius on 00:21 CST :: 1/17/2008

Quote (Mana @ 22:46 CST :: 1/16/2008)
my 360 got the ring of death!!!!!!! nooooo

Stupid Microsoft and their 33% failure rate! :(  I'm sorry man, no gamer deserves to be treated this way. :(

Got a warranty on it?

@peacemaker:
It's an epidemic with the XBox 360.  Around the power button are four lights that light up red if there is a problem (the fourth one lights when the XBox 360 is not connected to a TV, I think).  The RROD is when THREE of the lights have become red, which basically means your XBox 360 is on the doomsday path or is already finished.  It's happened way too often, but MS still has not remedied the problem even though this problem has persisted for a year. :\  Many people have gone through 3-4 RROD'd XBox 360s and wept.  And the warranty guarantees you a replacement XBox 360... and your replacement is a refurbished Xbox 360 just as likely to RROD as the one you sent back. :(

Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:37 CST :: 1/17/2008

I've heard the Elites don't RROD nearly as much due to newer components and such. No confirmation since I don't have one but my buddy's gone through 2 already, which really isn't bad since he's had it since launch. I know people who've gone through 3 or 4 just in the past year or so.
Posted by: Mana on 00:41 CST :: 1/17/2008

Arrrrghhh! lol why me? yea its still under warranty thankfully but still aaaaaaaarghh! haha this sucks
Posted by: valius on 04:26 CST :: 1/19/2008

RetroPort for Gamecube/Wii just came in, so now I got a chance to use the SNES controller on the Wii.

Playing Super Mario World again! :)  It's great to play it as it was meant to play... and I don't have to blow cartridges or worry that save data will be erased. :)  Component cables is a great plus.

The SNES controllers also work wonders for Guilty Gear Accent Core.  It's SO MUCH easier to input commands than the GameCube controller.  We are going to have some great fighting :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:27 CST :: 1/19/2008

Quote (valius @ 04:26 CST :: 1/19/2008)
Playing Super Mario World again! :)  It's great to play it as it was meant to play... and I don't have to blow cartridges or worry that save data will be erased. :)  

My save data actually WAS erased for that very game when I was 9 years old. I'd beaten 95 levels out of 96. :tear:
Posted by: valius on 18:54 CST :: 1/19/2008

I had a 96 save file erased at least five times :(  The old cartidge was sold when I left the US, along with my SNES :(  At least the Wii is allowing me to get everything back, and then some

I'm working on getting 96 again, and the Wii Virtual Console + SNES controller is like playing the original game. :)  With component cables!

I'm probably going to pummel through the Metroid games, since I never got to play those when I was younger...

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 21:15 CST :: 1/19/2008

Was playing: Nexon's Audition. I know, but I played it for the B-boy mode. Yes, I'm interested in bboy/freestyle stuff, yes I breakdance.

Currently: Watching Terminator 3, and playing Winning Eleven/Pro Evolution Soccer2007 on the PS2.

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 09:05 CST :: 1/20/2008

Sorry for double post, but:

Currently: NFS Carbon on the PC.

Posted by: kiufreak on 10:10 CST :: 1/20/2008

.....nothing as of yet, cleaning now but will play more Supreme Commander Forged Alliance later and some SM or Prex 3.
Posted by: Mana on 14:33 CST :: 1/20/2008

I downloaded Super Metroid, Valius you'll like it cuz there's so much to do and there's a lot of free exploring
Just finished Umbrella Chronicles, HUNK's a fucking boss

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:40 CST :: 1/20/2008

Quote (Mana @ 15:33 CST :: 1/20/2008)
I downloaded Super Metroid, Valius you'll like it cuz there's so much to do and there's a lot of free exploring
Just finished Umbrella Chronicles, HUNK's a fucking boss

i just beat Super Metroid and the bosses are awesome
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 19:23 CST :: 1/20/2008

Quote (valius @ 05:26 CST :: 1/19/2008)
Playing Super Mario World again! :)  It's great to play it as it was meant to play... and I don't have to blow cartridges or worry that save data will be erased. :)  Component cables is a great plus.

Ah that game. I used to rom hack it but never did finish a complete hack haha. Its way too easy and short for me nowadays to buy it via VC but its still fun to play once in a while.

Currently playing Zelda: LTTP, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Unreal Anthology (which I only play the two Unreal Tournament games), and Psychonauts.

By the way, Psychonauts is your average platformer gameplay-wise, but I really enjoy the story and characters. Its funny and quite perplexing (heck, one of the levels is you entering the mind of a fish, which is a city of fish people and you are a giant helping the "resistance" free the town of political corruptedness).

Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:14 CST :: 1/20/2008

Psychonauts is absolutely fantastic. It's definitely one of the most overlooked games of the last console generation.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:41 CST :: 1/20/2008

74% into Through the Fire and Flames Expert, first time making it past the intro.

Right afterwards I made it through the intro again, but was too tired to get any further than 5% into the song. Sooner or later, it's going down.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:10 CST :: 1/20/2008

80% of that crap peacemaker played.
Posted by: valius on 04:51 CST :: 1/21/2008

Hmmm, now I'm definitely sold on Metroid :)  I've seen the Mother Brain final battle on Super Metroid, and it looks pretty tough.  And I need tough games in this era of easy games.

I'm going to go through Metroid for the NES (yes, I'm starting at the beginning of the story) to Super Metroid.  I generally suck at these kind of games, but nothing a little practice won't cure :)  Will get the Prime sub-series afterwards... if I can find the first two by then.

SMWorld, despite being short, is still satisfying to play for myself :)  It was my first video game, and playing it with the SNES controller is REALLY true nostalgia.  The levels are tons of fun for the $8 I spent on it... and I don't ever have to blow a cartidge again.

I'm now considering getting Zack & Wiki, since it looks like tons of fun.

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 08:31 CST :: 1/21/2008

Going to in a second: More Audition
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 11:30 CST :: 1/21/2008

Quote (valius @ 05:51 CST :: 1/21/2008)
Hmmm, now I'm definitely sold on Metroid :)  I've seen the Mother Brain final battle on Super Metroid, and it looks pretty tough.  And I need tough games in this era of easy games.

I'm going to go through Metroid for the NES (yes, I'm starting at the beginning of the story) to Super Metroid.  I generally suck at these kind of games, but nothing a little practice won't cure :)  Will get the Prime sub-series afterwards... if I can find the first two by then.

SMWorld, despite being short, is still satisfying to play for myself :)  It was my first video game, and playing it with the SNES controller is REALLY true nostalgia.  The levels are tons of fun for the $8 I spent on it... and I don't ever have to blow a cartidge again.

I'm now considering getting Zack & Wiki, since it looks like tons of fun.

In regards to the first NES metroid

-it's actually short
-theirs 5 different endings depending on how fast you beat the game

SMW is my least favorite mario game all time, i don't like the levels or the ares that much, but that's me

Still playing: GG Accent core and GH3, but by tommorowi shall be playing No more Heroes.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 12:02 CST :: 1/21/2008

Quote (valius @ 05:51 CST :: 1/21/2008)
I'm now considering getting Zack & Wiki, since it looks like tons of fun.

Yes. One of the best games I have for the Wii. Better prepare your thinking cap though, as it can be confusing in some parts.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 15:20 CST :: 1/21/2008

Currently: Saw I Am Legend at the theatres and played DDR Extreme there. Now I'm going to play some Guitar Hero.
Posted by: Mana on 12:55 CST :: 1/22/2008

Resistance: Fall of Man...good shooter IMO
Posted by: iri_ingan on 08:44 CST :: 1/23/2008

I'm currently playing Chrono Cross. I really missed enjoying a long and proper RPG.

And on my GBA I'm playing DKC2 (yes, never beat the game when I had my Snes).

And yes, I'm retro, I still have a GBA and a PS1, and I don't plan to buy a new console (doesn't mean I don't like newer games).

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:56 CST :: 1/23/2008

Currently: Something called "HOMEWORK".

Later: Something called "More studying" then a Counter-Strike Source LAN party at my friend's house.

Posted by: valius on 16:04 CST :: 1/23/2008

After a heartbreak at the Gamestop on Monday (Zack & Wiki SOLD OUT), I managed to snag Tuesday's LAST copy of Zack & Wiki at the same Gamestop.

It is an awesome game :)  It deserves more sales!

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:23 CST :: 1/23/2008

Got my copy of No More Heroes and this game is FUCKING AWESOME! it's the perfect matured rated game for any wii owners and non-anime fans will severaly enjoy

and it features, as of now, the best use of the wii-mote and nunchuck combine, out doing the over simplified mechanics on Zelda: Twilight princess

any wii owner out their BUY THIS GAME!

Posted by: WayneC02 on 01:11 CST :: 1/24/2008

Quote (valius @ 16:04 CST :: 1/23/2008)
After a heartbreak at the Gamestop on Monday (Zack & Wiki SOLD OUT), I managed to snag Tuesday's LAST copy of Zack & Wiki at the same Gamestop.

It is an awesome game :)  It deserves more sales!

Definitely one of the most underrated games of 07.

I managed to beat it and after you beat it, get this: there's even MORE puzzles to figure out, going back through the levels again. Thing is, these chests are completely hidden and don't appear at all until you do what's necessary to unlock it (you can't even unlock them until you beat the game, even if you do the right thing). But you CAN see how many are in each level on the results screen, so at least you're not redoing the levels COMPLETELY blind.

It really does add so much extra replay value to the game. I haven't gotten them all yet. Hell, I'm like MAYBE halfway done with the hidden chests. It's crazy.

Posted by: valius on 02:54 CST :: 1/24/2008

Excellent, another difficult game to beat. :)  I've got so many games on my plate, it's insane, so I may not get to do that for a while :(

No More Heroes is out in US already????

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 09:54 CST :: 1/24/2008

Quote (valius @ 03:54 CST :: 1/24/2008)
Excellent, another difficult game to beat. :)  I've got so many games on my plate, it's insane, so I may not get to do that for a while :(

No More Heroes is out in US already????

Yes, it's one of the best Wii games i have ever played and definitely the best action game on the Wii thus far

the only down side is irratic frame rate and the graphics are ok, Other than that awesome game and it's not complaicated like Killer 7

Posted by: valius on 14:08 CST :: 1/24/2008

Err, the earlier comment was about Zack & Wiki.

I had forgotten that the release date of No More Heroes just passed... violent, gritty, anime.  Hmmm... I might go get it once I have less games on my plate... :)

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 15:37 CST :: 1/24/2008

Sales for Zack and Wiki seem to be low. With a game that looks and sounds this good, I just might buy it, but it's 50/50


Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:17 CST :: 1/27/2008

Got a copy of COD4. MAN THIS GAME RAPES!
Posted by: Mana on 02:47 CST :: 1/28/2008

I couldn't really get into COD...
Posted by: valius on 03:45 CST :: 1/28/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 14:37 CST :: 1/24/2008)
Sales for Zack and Wiki seem to be low. With a game that looks and sounds this good, I just might buy it, but it's 50/50

You should.  For all its kiddy graphics and stuff, the puzzles are challenging and REALLY interesting despite that. :)  It's a ton of fun, and I'd be playing it more if I weren't pummeling/getting PWNed by SMGalaxy at the moment.

I watched some vids of No More Heroes and it looks like it's AWESOME.  Beautiful violence, ridiculous amounts of swearing, hilarity, combined with unique controls... I'm sold on it. :)  Though I need to save up on it first...

Posted by: Mana on 14:38 CST :: 1/29/2008

Halo 3, finally got the RROD off my 360 and im ready to go...I can't seem to get a friggen lv 50 tho its hella hard...
Posted by: valius on 18:27 CST :: 1/29/2008

Quote (Mana @ 13:38 CST :: 1/29/2008)
Halo 3, finally got the RROD off my 360 and im ready to go...I can't seem to get a friggen lv 50 tho its hella hard...

M$ sent you back a refurbished XBox 360 already? :o
Posted by: WayneC02 on 18:43 CST :: 1/29/2008

I'm thinking he fixed it himself or had someone fairly close to him do so. Microsoft is in no remote way that fast with replacements.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:52 CST :: 1/29/2008

Double posting for forthcoming excitement about Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Patapon, God of War: Chains of Olympus, Crisis Core: FFVII and (even though it has no release date yet) Final Fantasy Tactics: A2.
Posted by: TheWickerMan on 21:57 CST :: 1/29/2008

Been playing a bit lately,  Mass Effect still holds the spot in my 360, Alternating between Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, Starcraft, World of Warcrack, Dungeon Siege II, and Sims 2 (various expansions) on my PC when I feel like playing.  I still need to get around to consider thinking about opening and playing Soul Nomad on my PS2 and of course PIU NX2 and DDR at the local 'cade.
Posted by: SkipThePumper on 22:15 CST :: 1/29/2008

F-Zero on the VC  this game is fun

now i can't decided whether to get: Street fighter: Hyper Fighting or Super Street Fighter 2 the new challengers

on the Zack and Wiki issue, i might pick up the game later when i am done with my other games. right now, money is an issue and so is Brawl



Posted by: valius on 14:09 CST :: 1/30/2008

Well, spend your money as you like.  Just remember Zack & Wiki for future reference, because it's awesome. :)

And if anyone cares, Fatal Frame 4 for the Wii is being produced and published by Nintendo with Tecmo and Grasshopper on dev, in a surprising move for Wii third-party support.  Directorial involvement by Suda 51 of No More Heroes.  More horror, non-casual games for the childish Wii?!

Posted by: Mana on 15:37 CST :: 1/30/2008

I fixed it myself...sort of, but now im scared that shits gonna break on me any second...Just finished FFXII: Revenant Wings on to finish ZX Advent
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:40 CST :: 1/30/2008

Haha, Emulating it up. Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2 on NullDC!
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:18 CST :: 1/30/2008

Tales of Eternia PSP Remake and Shadow of the Colossus. Good lord those are both awesome in their own ways.

And after it's finished downloading, Tales of Destiny PSP Remake. Shame they haven't translated it so it's still in moon language but it's definitely one of the most fun Tales games and totally worth trudging through the Japanese.

Anyone play the Shadow Hearts series? Is it worth checking out?

Posted by: valius on 03:42 CST :: 1/31/2008

Quote (Mana @ 14:37 CST :: 1/30/2008)
I fixed it myself...sort of, but now im scared that shits gonna break on me any second...Just finished FFXII: Revenant Wings on to finish ZX Advent

Toweled it?  Niko cooler?

Anyway, glad to hear you're getting your money's worth again :)

Posted by: Mana on 14:44 CST :: 1/31/2008

lol yea toweled it, and now i play halo in fear haha :D















even though its not really a laughing issue

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 16:35 CST :: 1/31/2008

I was playing Ninja Gaiden...but godman it is hard.  :wtf: So I'm collecting stars in Mario Galaxy atm. Almost got 20...once I get 60 I'll probably be done with the game. I like it, but between my PS3, PSP, PS2, and DS...I have a little over twenty games in my gaming backlog. -_- Gotta beat'em all!
Posted by: Gard on 10:54 CST :: 2/01/2008

I got my Wii now, Wheeeee :D
Playing right now:

Metroid Prime 3 Corruption
Zelda Twilight Princess

Now I'm getting through hungers just to save money to buy Super Smash Bros Brawl :woot:

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:49 CST :: 2/01/2008

CS Condition Zero.
Posted by: Mana on 15:08 CST :: 2/01/2008

Mega Man Starforce: Dragon...its...different but I enjoy it
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:32 CST :: 2/02/2008

GH3...

You know, the last time I played the Expert Battle against Lou was 10/28/07 (the day the game came out), and I couldn't beat him to save my life. I blamed it on the PS2 glitch (how he usually gets the Double Notes mod) and could never get close to beating him even after 3 straight hours of trying.

Today I picked a battle with him *once* and kicked the crap out of him. :P

Posted by: xxxtaco on 01:13 CST :: 2/02/2008

Im playing the first Phoenix Wright and kicking a good bit of ass. Totally never want to be a lawyer though.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 01:32 CST :: 2/02/2008

Have you played it before? If you like it, definitely keep going with the series. It's more of the same but if (like in this case) the same is good, that works for me.
Posted by: valius on 04:12 CST :: 2/02/2008

Quote (Mana @ 13:44 CST :: 1/31/2008)
lol yea toweled it, and now i play halo in fear haha :D















even though its not really a laughing issue

From what I hear, toweling is only a temporary solution and is going to damage the 360 in the long run, since it's not necessarily helping the heat flow through like its supposed to.  Supposedly Niko coolers are better for the 360 than the towel fix, but I can't confirm...
Posted by: Mana on 20:59 CST :: 2/02/2008

yea i know, but for some reason after i did the towel thing my 360 seemed to not heat up at all...like it doesnt seem to heat up even when i play it for a long time...weird..
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:11 CST :: 2/02/2008

I got too many games to play.

Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, No More Heroes, Psychonauts, Unreal Tournament, Donkey Kong Country 1-3, and some others I'm sure.

Mostly I'm getting distracted with making a Stepmania pad pack by myself.

Posted by: SkipThePumper on 22:14 CST :: 2/02/2008

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 21:11 CST :: 2/02/2008)
I got too many games to play.

Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, No More Heroes, Psychonauts, Unreal Tournament, Donkey Kong Country 1-3, and some others I'm sure.

Mostly I'm getting distracted with making a Stepmania pad pack by myself.

How in the Hell can you afford so many games O.o

anyway, still playing NMH, i am half-way through the game right know, also F-Zero is a really fun SNES racing game

Posted by: Mana on 02:17 CST :: 2/04/2008

Quote (SkipThePumper @ 21:14 CST :: 2/02/2008)
How in the Hell can you afford so many games O.o

I think a lot of us acquire a lot of games over a long period of time...unless we splurge, which makes people like me broke haha
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 12:15 CST :: 2/04/2008

Quote (Mana @ 03:17 CST :: 2/04/2008)
Quote (SkipThePumper @ 21:14 CST :: 2/02/2008)
How in the Hell can you afford so many games O.o

I think a lot of us acquire a lot of games over a long period of time...unless we splurge, which makes people like me broke haha

I splurge  :P

still rotating between F-Zero/NMH/Bwii so addicting, like jawbreakers

Posted by: Jared on 21:53 CST :: 2/05/2008

Columns III on the Virtual Console (was added this Monday).  God I love this game.  Can't wait to try and get some multiplayer going.
Posted by: Mana on 22:20 CST :: 2/05/2008

Gears of War, still trying to get the Seriously... achievement, its going to take forever
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 07:20 CST :: 2/07/2008

DMC4 for PS3. I got through the first three levels. Like the ranking system. Saw one of my friends from class was playing it at the same time as me. He was one level ahead of me. Really loving the combo system.  :love: After the first three levels I went ahead and watched the anime...which was decent. Nothing great but not bad either.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:15 CST :: 2/07/2008

Downloaded the Patapon demo for PSP. Cool and stylish. I like it.
Posted by: Koop on 16:11 CST :: 2/07/2008

PSO.
you know that one Gamecube online game?


...offlien though :<

Posted by: Elche on 19:49 CST :: 2/07/2008

*---* Fuck yeah! =D i can finally post here:

The legend of zelda: Twilight Princess
Super Mario Galaxy

Yay, i have just adquired a Wii, and now im expecting brawl to come out *eyaculates*

Posted by: valius on 12:36 CST :: 2/08/2008

I just obtained No More Heroes and am looking forward to beating and slicing people in half :)
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:52 CST :: 2/08/2008

Quote (valius @ 13:36 CST :: 2/08/2008)
I just obtained No More Heroes and am looking forward to beating and slicing people in half :)

Pro Tip: spend your money on weapons, upgrades, and in the Gym cuz it's hard to earn money in the game
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 11:21 CST :: 2/09/2008

Final Fantasy V Advance.

Good RPG, but it's kind of linear.

Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 11:27 CST :: 2/09/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 03:21 CST :: 2/09/2008)
Final Fantasy V Advance.

Good RPG, but it's kind of linear.

Good Game, My only complaint is that Galuf dies and I hated leveling jobs just to get that one ability you wanted to use with another class (like Hunter's X-Fight [don't know what it's called in the GBA version] for your Warrior/Samurai/Monk/whatever).
Posted by: Mana on 11:29 CST :: 2/09/2008

Has anyone here played Megaman BN: Double Team for the DS? I want to buy it but I can't find it anywhere so Ebay it is I guess...
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:23 CST :: 2/09/2008

Quote (t1ck_t0ck @ 11:27 CST :: 2/09/2008)
Quote (the_peacemaker @ 03:21 CST :: 2/09/2008)
Final Fantasy V Advance.

Good RPG, but it's kind of linear.

Good Game, My only complaint is that Galuf dies

Jeez, thanks for the spoiler. -_-

Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 13:45 CST :: 2/09/2008

Oops, sorry about that, haha I made the mistake of assuming you made it to that part already but I won't ruin the rest of the game.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:49 CST :: 2/09/2008

Quote (Mana @ 11:29 CST :: 2/09/2008)
Has anyone here played Megaman BN: Double Team for the DS? I want to buy it but I can't find it anywhere so Ebay it is I guess...

If you would've gotten to me about 4 months ago, I still had it then.

The Battle Network/Star Force games are just the same game over and over... doesn't stop me from playing them but at least I'm not blind to the fact.

FFV was just too... boring for me. Job system was awesome but earning the JP was HELL. I didn't bother with it after about 4 or 5 hours. I'll probably pick it up when they remake it for DS though.

Aside: re-beat Shadow of the Colossus and Tales of Eternia. Starting Tales of the Abyss now. Pretty cool so far, alot more like Symphonia than the crappy Legendia.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:56 CST :: 2/09/2008

Quote (t1ck_t0ck @ 13:45 CST :: 2/09/2008)
Oops, sorry about that, haha I made the mistake of assuming you made it to that part already but I won't ruin the rest of the game.

It's okay, I actually just got there. :)

BTW Wayne, when you get more than halfway through the game it becomes a lot quicker learning abilities because almost every fight starts giving you about 2-4 Ability Points each.

Posted by: valius on 20:12 CST :: 2/09/2008

I agree with the above statement, since I've played FF5 for the SNES (ROM, since I couldn't get the actual cartridge).  Once you get to the latter half, it's REALLY easy to get Ability Points.  At level 55, my guys had mastered at least four to five classes and turned the final boss (not saying his name) into a joke. :)  A mastered class = your character has the attributes of that class forever in Normal mode.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:22 CST :: 2/09/2008

just picked up DMC3 at Play n trade, also i found wild arms 3 and i like RPG's is the game good?
Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:10 CST :: 2/10/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 16:56 CST :: 2/09/2008)
BTW Wayne, when you get more than halfway through the game it becomes a lot quicker learning abilities because almost every fight starts giving you about 2-4 Ability Points each.

Yeah but I just don't have the patience to do 1 AP battles for HALF of the game. Shame I haven't found an AP hacking code for the GBA version yet :\
Posted by: Tsuteto on 16:26 CST :: 2/10/2008

Playing FE: Path of Radiance.  <3 the FE series.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:16 CST :: 2/10/2008

gh3. apparently my friend can't strum fast while lying down.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:02 CST :: 2/10/2008

Sonic 3 VC at 480p Holy shit when you plug that cable in everything just changes
Posted by: Cyko on 12:56 CST :: 2/11/2008

I'm Back To The First Topic..
I'm Playing Audition Ayodance Right Now..

Is There Anybody Play Audition..??

Posted by: valius on 15:55 CST :: 2/11/2008

Getting further into No More Heroes, and Travis is now #10, with me getting ready to take on #9.  I LOVE the combat and the satisfaction of ripping people to shreds. :)  It's a nice switch-up from Mario Galaxy, the other game I'm working on.

The dialog is always hilarious... with Travis, being one of the most depraved otakus I've seen in a LONG time.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 18:22 CST :: 2/11/2008

the SMW romhack, Luigi's adventure. I need a gamepad and quick.
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 18:56 CST :: 2/11/2008

Haha I also started playing that.

Also started a save on Harvest Moon, which is a pointless game. Main character is called FUCK and I named my dog SHIT because I've always taken my character names seriously and now want to mess around this time for laughs.

Ok, Mr. FUCK.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:52 CST :: 2/11/2008

I've loved the Harvest Moon series since the 64 version. Who cares if there's no goal in sight? Just play them how you want to.

The virtual lives I've made for myself are a lot more interesting than my real life, anyway. :P

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:00 CST :: 2/11/2008

I think that is why I'm playing it. There isn't really a goal for it. At least its a time-waster if anything.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:39 CST :: 2/11/2008

Super CastleVania 4 on VC

(Still is waiting for Earthbound and Star Fox to Hit the VC, But NOOO Nintendo and their marketing team are bunch of douchebags :P )

* no their not really, their just really smart people that know how to market



Posted by: Mana on 01:48 CST :: 2/12/2008

They should put Perfect Dark on VC...

Playing Ultimate Alliance

Posted by: valius on 19:23 CST :: 2/13/2008

Quote (Mana @ 23:48 CST :: 2/11/2008)
They should put Perfect Dark on VC...

Playing Ultimate Alliance

Silly Rare being part of MS :(  Though I heard they're trying to get Goldeneye on both Wii and 360.
Posted by: Mana on 22:28 CST :: 2/13/2008

OH...EM...GEE!!!! lol Goldeneye would be siiiick! although if it came out for both systems i probably would have to get it for the 360
Posted by: Kuhazan on 01:08 CST :: 2/14/2008

I'm currently playing Tales of Legendia... and wishing it didn't have random battles and featured the same battle engine in Tales of Symphonia and Tales of the Abyss...  but for the most part it's an ok game.
Posted by: Elche on 09:14 CST :: 2/14/2008

Guitar hero 3 =D my best friend gave it to me as a gift ^^
Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:42 CST :: 2/14/2008

Ew, I didn't like Legendia AT ALL. The random battles and battle system itself just seems like a complete step backward from the others. Abyss is AWESOME so far though.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 14:04 CST :: 2/14/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 11:42 CST :: 2/14/2008)
Ew, I didn't like Legendia AT ALL. The random battles and battle system itself just seems like a complete step backward from the others. Abyss is AWESOME so far though.

yeah I've played through the others... Legendia does seem odd but I like the music and the colorful environments... not so much the battle engine and frame rate... but it's not totally bad... it's a lot better than quite a few of the Final Fantasy games in my opinion.... once you get past the cheesy start and the corny voice acting that is...

Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:11 CST :: 2/14/2008

I wouldn't say "quite a few" but it's better than some.

Speaking of frame rate, did you notice the frame rate just DROP whenever you're on the world map during Abyss? What's up with that? Actually, I heard it's a fairly glitchy game overall... did you notice that?

Posted by: Kuhazan on 15:34 CST :: 2/14/2008

yeah during Abyss I've had the game crash (or occasionally take long enough loading to make you think it did) had music glitch up... all sorts of fun things that are wrong in it... but it's overall a pretty solid game... doesn't run smoothly like Symphonia but it's still good... and good god the world map... rotating the camera gives the game the jitters...
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:56 CST :: 2/15/2008

Halo 2: Blood Gulch. Running over noobs with Banshee.
Posted by: Mana on 00:15 CST :: 2/16/2008

its not blood gulch its coagulation...Devil may cry 4, anyone else here playing it? I just bought it 2 days ago and i think its fun so far lol
Posted by: valius on 04:58 CST :: 2/16/2008

Quote (Mana @ 22:15 CST :: 2/15/2008)
its not blood gulch its coagulation...Devil may cry 4, anyone else here playing it? I just bought it 2 days ago and i think its fun so far lol

My sister wants the game, and I played the demo on PSN, and it seems pretty fun.  Is it difficult enough for the final version?  I'd get it, but I've too many games on the queue...


On the No More Heroes end, I died 15 times to #8 on MILD, before finally killing her with only ONE DOT of life left... looks like this game will be a challenge after all.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 10:55 CST :: 2/16/2008

Quote (valius @ 04:58 CST :: 2/16/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 22:15 CST :: 2/15/2008)
its not blood gulch its coagulation...Devil may cry 4, anyone else here playing it? I just bought it 2 days ago and i think its fun so far lol

My sister wants the game, and I played the demo on PSN, and it seems pretty fun.  Is it difficult enough for the final version?  I'd get it, but I've too many games on the queue...


On the No More Heroes end, I died 15 times to #8 on MILD, before finally killing her with only ONE DOT of life left... looks like this game will be a challenge after all.

you started out on the hardest Difficulty?

anyway i gots Zack and Wiki, thank you price drop

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:04 CST :: 2/16/2008

GH3 on Expert...5*'d Take This Life, which is dumb, but at least I got it down. The Way it Ends will take a while...blecch.

In my humble opinion, F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X is overrated. Nice tune I guess, but it's really not much fun to play.

Impulse is still cool though.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:42 CST :: 2/16/2008

FCPREMIX sucks to play.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 19:51 CST :: 2/16/2008

playing Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. I'm amazed how many levels i remember, considering this is my first time ever playing it. I had a lot of friends with SNES's
Posted by: Koop on 22:13 CST :: 2/16/2008

Hoo!
Hah!
Eat this!



...actually, Shadow the Hedgehog. I wanted to FIND THE COMPUTER  ROOM!

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:23 CST :: 2/16/2008

Fire Emblem Path of Radiance How found this a month ago at Play n TRade was a fucking miracle, considering it's high in values on ebay and amazon.com
Posted by: valius on 03:10 CST :: 2/17/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 08:55 CST :: 2/16/2008)
Quote (valius @ 04:58 CST :: 2/16/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 22:15 CST :: 2/15/2008)
its not blood gulch its coagulation...Devil may cry 4, anyone else here playing it? I just bought it 2 days ago and i think its fun so far lol

My sister wants the game, and I played the demo on PSN, and it seems pretty fun.  Is it difficult enough for the final version?  I'd get it, but I've too many games on the queue...


On the No More Heroes end, I died 15 times to #8 on MILD, before finally killing her with only ONE DOT of life left... looks like this game will be a challenge after all.

you started out on the hardest Difficulty?

anyway i gots Zack and Wiki, thank you price drop

Yes sir.  After that whole Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 situation with differing stuff for differing difficulties... I figured that I might as well go through things the hard way and play the game on the hardest difficulty I had access to. :)

The harder difficulty also makes sure I get more play time on the first runthough and more for my money, I guess.

But yeah... 15 times before killing #8, and I'm getting ready to kill #7, since making money is a piece of cake in the game.


And I got Path of Radiance for little more than $25 on ebay :)  I have to finish it before going onto Radiant Dawn.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 04:11 CST :: 2/17/2008

i remembered i have tetris attack, so now im playing Donkey Kong Country, Gradius, super Tetris 3, a shitton of SMW romhacks, and Tetris Attack. And some stepmania when i feel like listening to music.
Posted by: gotmilk0112 on 09:11 CST :: 2/17/2008

WoW.

'nuff said. XD

Posted by: Koop on 09:50 CST :: 2/17/2008

Tetris Attack is the best game ever.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:04 CST :: 2/17/2008

Quote (valius @ 03:10 CST :: 2/17/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 08:55 CST :: 2/16/2008)
Quote (valius @ 04:58 CST :: 2/16/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 22:15 CST :: 2/15/2008)
its not blood gulch its coagulation...Devil may cry 4, anyone else here playing it? I just bought it 2 days ago and i think its fun so far lol

My sister wants the game, and I played the demo on PSN, and it seems pretty fun.  Is it difficult enough for the final version?  I'd get it, but I've too many games on the queue...


On the No More Heroes end, I died 15 times to #8 on MILD, before finally killing her with only ONE DOT of life left... looks like this game will be a challenge after all.

you started out on the hardest Difficulty?

anyway i gots Zack and Wiki, thank you price drop




And I got Path of Radiance for little more than $25 on ebay :)  I have to finish it before going onto Radiant Dawn.

35$ at Play N trade used, on ebay they were gong around for 30$ and amazon was like 40$ used and like 70$ new O.o  i figured i would get it at the store plus I HATE online shopping

and i am still playing it

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 14:15 CST :: 2/17/2008

Quote (Koop @ 09:50 CST :: 2/17/2008)
Tetris Attack is the best game ever.

This man speaks the truth.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:35 CST :: 2/17/2008

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 14:15 CST :: 2/17/2008)
Quote (Koop @ 09:50 CST :: 2/17/2008)
Tetris Attack is the best game ever.

This man speaks the truth.

epic fail in 3,2,1.....................................................0

what's Tetris Attack?

Posted by: Koop on 20:45 CST :: 2/17/2008

POKEMAN PUZZLE LEAGUE
PLANET PUZZLE LEAGUE


Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:21 CST :: 2/17/2008

Just downloaded the EUR version of Patapon. Doesn't matter, it's not in the moon language so I could care less if it's EU or US. Either way, it's bad fucking ass. It's got a great style and it's fun as hell. Without a doubt, one of the top games for PSP.
Posted by: RansomHero on 12:55 CST :: 2/18/2008

Team Fortress 2 !!!

Time to inform your next of kin !!!

Posted by: ndre on 18:53 CST :: 2/18/2008

only stepmania, piu, and guitar freaks
My home console broke down :cry:

Posted by: TheWickerMan on 20:55 CST :: 2/18/2008

Got a new game the other day.  Audiosurf

here is a video of it

< Audiosurf >

Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:46 CST :: 2/19/2008

Audiosurf is a decent concept but it's not very fun aside from being able to 'do something' while listening to the music. Anyway, Ninja Mono is the way to go.

Also, APOLLO JUSTICE TOMORROW. Well... as long as the rom is leaked on time.

Posted by: Mana on 02:05 CST :: 2/19/2008

lol, you are such a pirate...i would too if i could tho haha
Posted by: Cyko on 12:50 CST :: 2/19/2008

Only Stepmania For Me now..
PIU-5

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 16:03 CST :: 2/19/2008

If I wouldn't of forgotten my PSP I could of gone for some DJMAX2 now. :/ One of the few days I had free to play stuff too. Bah. I need to start carrying more games around with me on days like this when I'm at the university.

Other then that working through DMC4. Only on mission 7. :/ Want to finish badly! Maybe I should go back to human mode just to get it done, then go back to devil hunter mode for challenge. Its not hard, but I'm just not having time to perfect my skills.

Posted by: Jared on 13:49 CST :: 2/20/2008

Wordjong for DS.

...What?

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:01 CST :: 2/20/2008

APOLLO JUSTICE AND HIS CHORDS OF STEEL ARE FANTASTIC.

Downloading LocoRoco... it's supposed to be good, right?

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:55 CST :: 2/20/2008

Phoenix Wright 3
Posted by: eXonyte on 21:37 CST :: 2/20/2008

X-COM: UFO Defense.
Posted by: valius on 02:11 CST :: 2/21/2008

Dragon Quest Swords to mark the end of video game investments for 1.5 months.  The voice acting is good... and the action's fun but a little tough.  Not nearly as bad as what reviews might lead you to believe.
Posted by: Mana on 03:11 CST :: 2/21/2008

YES! Just got MMBN 5: Double Team and its AWESOME!!!
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:35 CST :: 2/21/2008

Went back to GH3 and have gotten better, surprised myself :O

anyway i need some help. can someone please explain the "Q's" for release dates and the range of the months

Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4

i know it's "quarter" and i know their talking about within the year but is the "quater" by season or not?

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:03 CST :: 2/21/2008

Probably season. It's close i think.

1~3 = 1st Quarter
4~6 = 2nd Quarter and so on.

Heck, if you do season, it's pretty close.

Posted by: Mana on 20:20 CST :: 2/21/2008

I know this is off topic, but anyone see they came out with a trailer for Gears of War 2? I'm excited already lol and I don't even know anything about this new game haha
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 20:10 CST :: 2/22/2008

Not anything at the moment.

Tomorrow morning around 11 when I get up: Some good ole Guitar Hero or CS 1.6

Posted by: goemon4 on 14:51 CST :: 2/23/2008

Currently im playing DJ Max Portable 2, just arrived (yes, it took me this long to get it) its awesome :D  (next on my list is  to get some PiU for the psp :D )
Posted by: Jared on 16:59 CST :: 2/23/2008

So Wayne, what do you think of LocoRoco?
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:14 CST :: 2/26/2008

Quote (Jared @ 15:59 CST :: 2/23/2008)
So Wayne, what do you think of LocoRoco?

It's a strange but neat little game. I didn't understand it well at first but I got the hang of it shortly after.

Finished Apollo Justice. The last case was fantastic even if it was clearly mostly fanservice. And hey, maybe they'll even give Apollo HIS OWN FUCKING GAME next time. :brood: Play through it, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Patapon is still awesome. Farming materials and weapons IS NOT. :brood:

Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:51 CST :: 2/26/2008

audiosurf
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:32 CST :: 2/26/2008

Golden Sun let's see what all the fuss is about
Posted by: Mana on 23:29 CST :: 2/26/2008

For your sake i hope you have a good experience playing golden sun cuz i know i did
Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:51 CST :: 2/28/2008

Golden Sun (and part 2) are both incredible. The carry-over feature of 2 made it amazing.
Posted by: BlueballFragginCrunch on 00:56 CST :: 2/28/2008

I AGREE GOLDEN SUN RAWCKS CAKE LOL BBQ.


No seriously, I love that game too much. On 2, all my characters are level 99. I have no life. But in my defense, I did all that work over the time katrina hit, so I had nothing better to do.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 03:24 CST :: 2/28/2008

I'm still playing Tales of Legendia... got through the credits... this game pulls the fake ending thing 2-3 times...  :indifferent:

Anyhow it IS fun... however it IS Tales of Phantasia... in the battle engine sense... no auto-equip button in the equipment menu? What is this? Anyhow if you're going to play this buy 15 holy bottles each time you're in town... speaking of town you'll find yourself visiting that same town you visit in the first a lot... it's annoyingly big.

however the main quest is short compared to other games in the Tales series... but hey you can find this game used for $10... surely it's worth $10!!!

Posted by: The W on 11:11 CST :: 2/28/2008

Advance wars Days of Ruin. There was quite a few new changes and features that I liked about it.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 13:12 CST :: 2/28/2008

Was playing Pump. Now looking at the Evo DF pads I may soon purchase.
Posted by: Koop on 13:36 CST :: 2/28/2008

pop'n 12 and 14.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 17:54 CST :: 2/28/2008

Currently: Nothing. Tomorrow afternoon afterschool: Winning Eleven xD
Posted by: eXonyte on 19:23 CST :: 2/28/2008

Audiosurf.
Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 19:40 CST :: 2/28/2008

Quote (eXonyte @ 10:23 CST :: 2/28/2008)
Audiosurf.

Same here
Posted by: WayneC02 on 01:28 CST :: 2/29/2008

Quote (Koop @ 12:36 CST :: 2/28/2008)
pop'n 8 and 9.

Fixed for better games.
Posted by: Koop on 06:04 CST :: 2/29/2008

i wanted to play Battle Dance though... honest!
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:18 CST :: 2/29/2008

Just about to play some of HackersPump's NX2 Prex 3.
Posted by: valius on 21:38 CST :: 2/29/2008

No More Heroes (finally defeated #2.  That bitch (that is what she is) has so much HP and attack power... ouch!)

and now Grandia III, since I just finished FFX :)

Posted by: TheWickerMan on 09:39 CST :: 3/02/2008

Been really getting into Team Fortress 2 lately, also just started DS2 Broken World

fun stuffs



Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 15:00 CST :: 3/02/2008

On mission 12 of DMC4. Man, I need more free time to finish this game! I still have three other PS3 games two Wii games to finish still. <.< One more week till Spring Break, and it's on. No work for FOUR whole days in a row...and believe me I will be taking advantage of that free time! :D
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:32 CST :: 3/03/2008

on my special edition, rare and maybe worth a lot, GBA SP special NES model

Pokemon Spahhire

EDIT: for those who don't know what it is, click this< Click and learn >



Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:04 CST :: 3/03/2008

That thing won't be worth diddly squat. They made WAY too many of them for them to be worth anything.

Anyway, done Patapon and Apollo Justice. Starting back on Tales of the Abyss.

Posted by: Mana on 13:20 CST :: 3/05/2008

Devil May Cry 4...I finished Human, Devil Hunter, Son of Sparda, and now im on Dante Must Die...I...HATE...THE...DIFFICULTY!!!!! ARGGGGHH!!!! Its so hard!!!! The worst is I barely have any achievements! Well maybe i should just go play Gears of War, cuz DMC4 is hard  :(
Posted by: goemon4 on 20:02 CST :: 3/05/2008

still playing pump it up exceed on the psp, as well as the funbox collections... got nothing else to play, but im not complaining...
Posted by: Cyko on 16:45 CST :: 3/06/2008

I'm playing Zero PSP now..
wanna Get all NX songs..
:cool:

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:25 CST :: 3/06/2008

pokemon Sapphire until i get Brawl

also everytime you choose the fire pokemon everything is always harder at first

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:57 CST :: 3/07/2008

Beat God of War Chains of Olympus. The game is WAY too fucking short. I had less than 6 hours on the entire game. Very glad I didn't waste $40 on it, I feel sorry for those who do.
Posted by: Gard on 10:45 CST :: 3/08/2008

I'm playing Brawl all the day long xD I got it yesterday yay! It's so awesome guys don't let the bad reviews fool you, battles are a lot more intense now and well about graphics, they are gorgeous, I just like everything from that game :bowdown:
Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:02 CST :: 3/08/2008

Smash Bros. is, without question, the most overrated game/series of all time.
Posted by: Gard on 16:35 CST :: 3/08/2008

Hmm only something like a Halo fanboy would say Smash is overrated =x
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:05 CST :: 3/08/2008

Don't mind him, IIRC he's just saying that because other people were wanking the analog sticks to all hell and keeping him up at night.

His tastes in video games are actually very good. :)

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 17:34 CST :: 3/08/2008

So with GHIII medium mode done, I'm going to take a couple day break from it. I just got Taiko 2 (PSP) in the mail and it's  :whoa:  :whoa:  :whoa: . With over 80 songs crammed into it...I'm going to have lots of play time with it.  :love:  :love:  :love: Not just yet though...

Currently I'm undertaking Assassins Creed. I want to get this done by Monday if possible. I'm halfway done, just been fooling around a lot in the game. It's easy to get caught up and completing the map and saving everyone.

After that, going to aim to beat Devil May Cry 4, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, and Heavenly Sword after that. With that said...
/goes back to Assassins Creed/

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 18:52 CST :: 3/08/2008

Quote (Gard @ 16:35 CST :: 3/08/2008)
Hmm only something like a Halo fanboy would say Smash is overrated =x

i am a nintendo fanboy and i still say the game is overrated (but i am still going to buy it)

and i hate Halo

that being said tommorow.....Brawl

Posted by: Gard on 23:22 CST :: 3/08/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 17:52 CST :: 3/08/2008)
Quote (Gard @ 16:35 CST :: 3/08/2008)
Hmm only something like a Halo fanboy would say Smash is overrated =x

i am a nintendo fanboy and i still say the game is overrated (but i am still going to buy it)

and i hate Halo

that being said tommorow.....Brawl

xD heheh that's good

Hope you enjoy your Brawl!

Posted by: valius on 00:41 CST :: 3/09/2008

I will be getting mine in 2 hours because I pre-ordered mine... I also no longer have to worry about broken or noisy GameCube control stick, because Brawl will be played under house rules... SUPER NINTENDO CONTROLLERS AND D-PADS ONLY!

I'm excited, even though Guilty Gear and Soul Calibur will be my primary fighters. :)

Posted by: WayneC02 on 01:00 CST :: 3/09/2008

Quote (Gard @ 15:35 CST :: 3/08/2008)
Hmm only something like a Halo fanboy would say Smash is overrated =x

FYI, I hate Halo too. I think that's also quite overrated.

And I don't hate Smash, I just think it's REALLY overrated. Keeping me up all night was the beginning and I'm over that but it pretty much disgusts me how hyped it is. I think the games are average at best, but still ludicrously overrated.

So now that that's out of the way, what am I a fanboy of now? Ya dunce. :brood:

Anyway, while everyone's off spanking their jimmy's to Brawl this week, I'll be replaying the God of War series "in order" since I just finished Chains of Olympus, the prequel and 1st game chronologically.

And since I gave up on LocoRoco, I plan on replaying Sly 2 soon because that game is bad fucking ass.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 03:35 CST :: 3/09/2008

Im going on a hunt to find Brawl before i leave for colorado tomorrow. you know, so i can stare at the box art for 9 hours
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 12:56 CST :: 3/09/2008

Well, I'm not playing anything at the moment. BUT, I AM going over to Peter Pan Game's later tonight after I'm done shopping at Guitar Center and for soccer stuff.
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 06:44 CST :: 3/11/2008

One assassination away from beating Assassins Creed...after that Devil May Cry 4 time. :D /must work backlog down before April's Persona 3 FES, Arcana Heart, and Mana Khemia come out/
Posted by: Gard on 22:45 CST :: 3/12/2008

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates for DS
Posted by: valius on 01:31 CST :: 3/13/2008

Quote (Gard @ 20:45 CST :: 3/12/2008)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates for DS

How is it so far?  I demo'd it a little at the Nintendo booth at GDC, but I didn't get to play it for long.


Shinji, how's Assassin's Creed so far?  I have the game but only finished the tutorial before I put it down to finish various GC, PS2, and Wii games... but I'm probably getting to it soon.  I heard it was repetitive later on, but it seems you like the game enough, since you're almost done with it :) so I was wondering what you felt about it

Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:28 CST :: 3/13/2008

Ring of Fates is pretty decent, so far. At least, alot more fun than the original GC game. No carrying around a stupid magic jar is automatic win.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 13:20 CST :: 3/13/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 10:28 CST :: 3/13/2008)
No carrying around a stupid magic jar is automatic win.

thats enough for me to find a rom of it.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 13:46 CST :: 3/13/2008

just playing Brawl
Posted by: WayneC02 on 13:48 CST :: 3/13/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 14:20 CST :: 3/13/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 10:28 CST :: 3/13/2008)
No carrying around a stupid magic jar is automatic win.

thats enough for me to find a rom of it.

< http://dashroms.com/ndash/ >

For all your DS rom needs.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 21:07 CST :: 3/13/2008

Quote (valius @ 00:31 CST :: 3/13/2008)
Quote (Gard @ 20:45 CST :: 3/12/2008)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates for DS

How is it so far?  I demo'd it a little at the Nintendo booth at GDC, but I didn't get to play it for long.


Shinji, how's Assassin's Creed so far?  I have the game but only finished the tutorial before I put it down to finish various GC, PS2, and Wii games... but I'm probably getting to it soon.  I heard it was repetitive later on, but it seems you like the game enough, since you're almost done with it :) so I was wondering what you felt about it

I love it, but I can't deny it's not without it's faults. If you enjoyed what you played up till the first assassination, then expect to be doing the same thing six more times, with some optional assassinations thrown in. These assassinations are harder since you have to assassinate multiple people in a short one to five minute time limit without being caught, but they only give more info on your main assassination and a pat on the back that you can do it.

I think the main problem people have with the game is that they expected it to be A LOT MORE then what it is. Plus the ending has you longing for Assassins Creed 2 to come out ASAP, but I like that since I can come up with insane theories in my head till then.  :yep:

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:33 CST :: 3/13/2008

I'm actually playing Chip's Challenge. I downloaded it for free.

I just spent the past 45 minutes trying to beat Level 141, "UNDERGROUND". Even when I figured out I'm supposed to make the paramecia run in small, tight, clockwise circles, I still screwed up a ton of times before I beat it. :indifferent:

Posted by: valius on 00:50 CST :: 3/14/2008

Oh wow... that game is really tough.  I have a copy of it on my computer along with other games, so I played about 50 levels or more.

I don't think I made it to Underground, but it's been a while since I've touched it.

Posted by: Mana on 20:44 CST :: 3/15/2008

advance wars: days of ruin...kinda hard to transition from the happy go lucky attitude of the previous ones and then go to this "emo" version of advance wars...but other than that the fun is still there!
Posted by: TheWickerMan on 19:30 CST :: 3/16/2008

Just got back into IIDX, played a little of 7th and 8th style.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:43 CST :: 3/16/2008

Ring of Fates ended pretty good. I enjoyed the game overall but the magicite system is pretty useless if you're playing story mode.

And I wound up not even bothering to revive my stupid, worthless AI characters and took on almost every boss solo. I mean... what's the point in having other characters "help" you if all they do is get in the way, or stand around doing nothing while you're getting attacked?

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:18 CST :: 3/19/2008

Crisis Core... in a language I can understand.

Being able to actually read and comprehend it is awesome but I must admit that I thought the Japanese voices for the characters "fit" more. And no, I'm not a stupid weabo who indiscriminately thinks that everything Asian is automatically better. Now that I think about it, though, maybe the JP voices "fit" better because I heard them first.

I had the same feeling about the voices in Advent Children. Anyway... even if I can't understand what they're saying, at least the JP voices don't sound like the same guy voiced them all. :rolleyes:

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 20:31 CST :: 3/19/2008

^
Aw. So Crises Core doesn't have JPN track? Shame. :/

As for my gaming time...playing Phoenix Wright: Justice for All. Beat it w/bad ending, need to redo for good ending. After that...not sure what I'm going to tackle yet. I have plenty...believe me.

Posted by: Jared on 21:21 CST :: 3/19/2008

Brawl.  Although after I got it I was too distracted by Professor Layton And The Curious Village to want to play it.  Man that was a frickin' good game.

Also, Jewel Quest Solitaire and Bookworm Adventures, lawl.

Posted by: Mana on 23:43 CST :: 3/19/2008

Dude Bookworm adventures is the shit!
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:58 CST :: 3/19/2008

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 19:31 CST :: 3/19/2008)
As for my gaming time...playing Phoenix Wright: Justice for All. Beat it w/bad ending, need to redo for good ending. After that...not sure what I'm going to tackle yet. I have plenty...believe me.

Holy crap, that's the game I decided to pick up on a whim today!

Beat the first case, and it seems like a fun game, but I hope it's not too short.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:37 CST :: 3/20/2008

JFA is arguably the worst of Phoenix's 3-game story arc. PW:AA is pretty good in setting up the story and has some classic cases, plus that additional 5th case built ground-up for the DS-only, using the same engine that Apollo Justice actually uses. Trials and Tribulations I'd say I liked the most of Phoenix's arc. It settles things pretty nicely for everyone. Though AJ screws with things but whatever, that was a great game as well.

Personally, I'd rate them, from best to worst: TaT, PW:AA, AJ:AA, JFA.

Not to say I didn't like them all, though. :D

In other news, the voices in Crisis Core are growing on me.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:38 CST :: 3/20/2008

I should've figured, because it was only 15 bucks. :indifferent:
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 08:24 CST :: 3/20/2008

I have Trials and Tribulations, so I'll probably go with that next. With that and Trace Memory, I'll have my DS backlog done...then all that is left is to tackle my PS3/PSP backlog.
Posted by: Mana on 13:43 CST :: 3/20/2008

Anyone here play any of the Fire Emblem games for the Advance? Im playing Sacred Stones again...I can never really get bored of the Fire Emblem games...
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 18:05 CST :: 3/20/2008

kickin it old school

FF7 and Chrono Trigger PS1

Posted by: David3151 on 12:39 CST :: 3/21/2008

DTXmania, can't get enough of it.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 14:28 CST :: 3/21/2008

Quote (David3151 @ 11:39 CST :: 3/21/2008)
DTXmania, can't get enough of it.

that shit was crack for about 2 hours to me. I had hundreds of official files, trying to play them all on keyboard. This was back before i had a job so i couldnt just order a controller :(

Im still playing SSBB and slowly working my way through Legend of Zelda: OoT Master Quest.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 18:05 CST :: 3/21/2008

Finished Justice for all and now I have finished the first chapter of Trials and Tribulations. Crack addicting as always.

Oh, and got to play Brawl for the first time the other day. Pretty fun, but I no longer have a Wii (didn't play it enough to warrant keeping), so I wont be getting it. Brawl is a game I love playing with friends, but people rarely come over my way, so I'll just play it when I'm over my friend's place. Single player mode is just lacking, and even if online play was perfect, nothing comes close to smack talking to friends in person. So yeah...I'm still have plenty to play between my PS3, PSP, and DS.

Edit- Epic Sonic vs Mario battle =  <3 <3 <3



Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:51 CST :: 3/21/2008

i walked into sears to see if they had  new GBA games and lo and behold they had FFVI advanced, one of the best FF of all time (IMO)

except that
SEARS HAS THE WORST CUSTOMERS SERVICE EVER 30 MINUTES TO BUY THE GAME

Posted by: valius on 23:40 CST :: 3/21/2008

Finally beat No More Heroes on New Game+ (settled the score with *Final Boss name here*, and got almost all of the important cards on the way.  That battle was a stamina destroyer.

Now moving onto Dragon Quest Swords, an arguably worse (in terms of entertainment value and originality)... but probably still fun game :)

Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:22 CST :: 3/23/2008

Crisis Core has the saddest ending in any game I have ever played in my entire life.

You get close to and come to understand things about characters in the game that you don't get to see in FF7. Zack's character growth is incredible, going from a restlessly energetic teenager (who is referred to by his mentor as "the puppy" because of it), to a warrior, all the while never losing his dream to "become a hero". The inevitability of his fate is obvious to anyone who's played or knows about the other games/movies but it's something else entirely to see it happen. The music, especially the vocal version of the theme song played during the end, solidifies it as the saddest, yet best, ending I've ever seen. Ever.

It's good to see that, even though S-E is tending to fuck up great games/franchises lately, they still can put out good games every once in a while. We can only hope that when the inevitable FF7 remake does come out, they'll do it justice.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:30 CST :: 3/23/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 21:22 CST :: 3/23/2008)
Crisis Core has the saddest ending in any game I have ever played in my entire life.

You get close to and come to understand things about characters in the game that you don't get to see in FF7. Zack's character growth is incredible, going from a restlessly energetic teenager (who is referred to by his mentor as "the puppy" because of it), to a warrior, all the while never losing his dream to "become a hero". The inevitability of his fate is obvious to anyone who's played or knows about the other games/movies but it's something else entirely to see it happen. The music, especially the vocal version of the theme song played during the end, solidifies it as the saddest, yet best, ending I've ever seen. Ever.

It's good to see that, even though S-E is tending to fuck up great games/franchises lately, they still can put out good games every once in a while. We can only hope that when the inevitable FF7 remake does come out, they'll do it justice.

you just got me to go out and buy this game tomorrow. fuck you, i have enough homework and shit to do as it is.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:50 CST :: 3/23/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 21:22 CST :: 3/23/2008)
Crisis Core has the saddest ending in any game I have ever played in my entire life.

You get close to and come to understand things about characters in the game that you don't get to see in FF7. Zack's character growth is incredible, going from a restlessly energetic teenager (who is referred to by his mentor as "the puppy" because of it), to a warrior, all the while never losing his dream to "become a hero". The inevitability of his fate is obvious to anyone who's played or knows about the other games/movies but it's something else entirely to see it happen. The music, especially the vocal version of the theme song played during the end, solidifies it as the saddest, yet best, ending I've ever seen. Ever.

It's good to see that, even though S-E is tending to fuck up great games/franchises lately, they still can put out good games every once in a while. We can only hope that when the inevitable FF7 remake does come out, they'll do it justice.

It's sadder than Lufia II, a story of sacrificial love where after the main character's wife dies, he becomes a martyr for the world and for his son who will never know him?

Lufia II has always been my favorite game of all time...what system is Crisis Core for?

Posted by: Kuhazan on 05:15 CST :: 3/24/2008

I just finished Tales of Legendia... and I have to say that was the most annoying Tales game ever... damn random battles... half the game got auto-played though... a feature I usually don't use.... I also set it to easy mode because I got sick of running out of shit.  :P

Now that thats done... onto better games  :D

I still haven't touched FFXII... maybe I'll try to play that again. (initial scenes and what not discouraged me from playing it)

Posted by: Mana on 10:41 CST :: 3/24/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 20:50 CST :: 3/23/2008)
what system is Crisis Core for?

Its for the PSP

Im playing Halo 3 again, im determined to get that 50 and make it to general...at 47 currently

Im not going to lie, FFXII is not a "save the world from an evil dude/massive beast" game...But IMO its a VERY fun game...just very time consuming...very very time consuming at that lol!

Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:56 CST :: 3/24/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 06:15 CST :: 3/24/2008)
... onto better games...

... FFXII...

Failure post above. Epic rant below.

I can honestly say that FFXII is one of the weakest in the entire series. The Gambit System is just BORING. Sure you don't have to use it, but the game is damn near impossible without it. They made the game to be clearly an "offline online RPG" and that's not where the fun's at for me. It's one of, if not THE, only games that I actually got so bored that I cheated my way through my first playthrough.

Not to applaud or approve of the efforts of a horrible spin-off but (story COMPLETELY aside) I thought FFX-2's battle system was one of the best in the series. This is even in spite of the fact that I generally dislike the 'job system' in titles like FFV, Tactics, and FFXII where any character can do anything. It just had something to it that was fun: battles were fast-paced enough to not make them feel completely mundane and it had some amount of depth with things like Chaining attacks (which, incidentally, FFXIII is said to have) and gaining bonuses from switching to and from certain jobs on the Garment Grids.

I like having specific "healer", "warrior", "mage" characters... y'know, defined roles. It helps me get into the story by giving the characters a place that they fit in the game world. I didn't get into FFXII's story at all because I just didn't care about the characters since they were all basically the same with a minor role that didn't mean much in the big scheme of things anyway ("pirate", "princess", "street boy", etc).

Come to think, though... I mostly can't stand the "Ivalice world" games anyway. Too much politics (which I can't stand) and not enough cliche'd "save the world" storylines (which I love).

Yay rant.

Posted by: Koop on 13:53 CST :: 3/24/2008

Brawl
and pop'n music 11.

Yes thats right 11

Posted by: Mana on 18:53 CST :: 3/24/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 09:56 CST :: 3/24/2008)
Failure post above. Epic rant below.

I can honestly say that FFXII is one of the weakest in the entire series. The Gambit System is just BORING. Sure you don't have to use it, but the game is damn near impossible without it. They made the game to be clearly an "offline online RPG" and that's not where the fun's at for me. It's one of, if not THE, only games that I actually got so bored that I cheated my way through my first playthrough.

Not to applaud or approve of the efforts of a horrible spin-off but (story COMPLETELY aside) I thought FFX-2's battle system was one of the best in the series. This is even in spite of the fact that I generally dislike the 'job system' in titles like FFV, Tactics, and FFXII where any character can do anything. It just had something to it that was fun: battles were fast-paced enough to not make them feel completely mundane and it had some amount of depth with things like Chaining attacks (which, incidentally, FFXIII is said to have) and gaining bonuses from switching to and from certain jobs on the Garment Grids.

I like having specific "healer", "warrior", "mage" characters... y'know, defined roles. It helps me get into the story by giving the characters a place that they fit in the game world. I didn't get into FFXII's story at all because I just didn't care about the characters since they were all basically the same with a minor role that didn't mean much in the big scheme of things anyway ("pirate", "princess", "street boy", etc).

Come to think, though... I mostly can't stand the "Ivalice world" games anyway. Too much politics (which I can't stand) and not enough cliche'd "save the world" storylines (which I love).

Yay rant.

I can see where you're coming from when you say that the whole "save the world" thing is fun, but I liked it because it was a little different from  that cliche...each to their own, because I also got a little bored with the game...i also disliked the fact that FFXII did not have a love story in it, which is something that I like and that I feel adds a lot to the story as well
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:53 CST :: 3/24/2008

Wild Arms 4
Posted by: Kuhazan on 19:02 CST :: 3/27/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 10:56 CST :: 3/24/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 06:15 CST :: 3/24/2008)
... onto better games...

... FFXII...

Failure post above. Epic rant below.

I can honestly say that FFXII is one of the weakest in the entire series. The Gambit System is just BORING. Sure you don't have to use it, but the game is damn near impossible without it. They made the game to be clearly an "offline online RPG" and that's not where the fun's at for me. It's one of, if not THE, only games that I actually got so bored that I cheated my way through my first playthrough.

Not to applaud or approve of the efforts of a horrible spin-off but (story COMPLETELY aside) I thought FFX-2's battle system was one of the best in the series. This is even in spite of the fact that I generally dislike the 'job system' in titles like FFV, Tactics, and FFXII where any character can do anything. It just had something to it that was fun: battles were fast-paced enough to not make them feel completely mundane and it had some amount of depth with things like Chaining attacks (which, incidentally, FFXIII is said to have) and gaining bonuses from switching to and from certain jobs on the Garment Grids.

I like having specific "healer", "warrior", "mage" characters... y'know, defined roles. It helps me get into the story by giving the characters a place that they fit in the game world. I didn't get into FFXII's story at all because I just didn't care about the characters since they were all basically the same with a minor role that didn't mean much in the big scheme of things anyway ("pirate", "princess", "street boy", etc).

Come to think, though... I mostly can't stand the "Ivalice world" games anyway. Too much politics (which I can't stand) and not enough cliche'd "save the world" storylines (which I love).

Yay rant.

I agree... completely with the rant... which is why I've had it (the ISO) sitting on the hard drive for quite some time... games I've played while the data had not been used : Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Legendia, Metroid Prime 3, Nights, and Odin Sphere.... but it IS better than Tales of Legendia.... in fact what I meant to say was... Tales of Legendia was so bad I want to play through something slightly better while my standards have been lowered (by Legendia)  :D
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 12:48 CST :: 3/30/2008

i went to the flea market and found this Game called "Nintendo World Championships" it has 3 games: Tetris, Rad racer, and super mario brothers: and features a DIP switch to control the time limit but you need 2 plug in 2 controller into the ports. it only cost me 6$, the guy thought it was broken. playing tetris on the nes is  alot of fun


Posted by: The W on 13:16 CST :: 3/30/2008

Hooked my N64 back up and played some perfect dark.
Posted by: Mana on 19:52 CST :: 3/30/2008

Megaman Battle Network 3 White on my DS...I loved the battle network games no matter how repetitive they were
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 16:23 CST :: 3/31/2008

A good ways through the fourth chapter of Trails and Tribulations. I find myself playing this every free second I have on the bus, and while I'm trying to get tired to go to sleep. I'll be sad once I finish this...since it'll be Apollo Justice after this game. I just can't believe they fit the "This is madness!" "No Maya, that is Sparda!" in there. I was so WTF lol @_@. I hope I can come up with great translations like that if I get a job in translating games after graduation.

Oh, and trying to get back into ITG training. Some songs I want to pass...going to have a friend help me get there. I need to build up a lot of stamina to pass the 14s I want to pass, such as One Winged Angel, Out of the Ashes, and Southern Cross.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:56 CST :: 3/31/2008

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 15:23 CST :: 3/31/2008)
Oh, and trying to get back into ITG training. Some songs I want to pass...going to have a friend help me get there. I need to build up a lot of stamina to pass the 14s I want to pass, such as One Winged Angel, Out of the Ashes, and Southern Cross.

Ahahahahahahahahaha...

I'm not sure whether to call you ambitious, jaded, or just plain stupid. Either way, good freaking luck. :D

Posted by: Kuro Ages on 19:33 CST :: 3/31/2008

Star Ocean 3 and Thousand Arms
Posted by: Flamer101 on 19:51 CST :: 3/31/2008

Broke out the old Morrowind last night  :) I've missed that game so much.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:37 CST :: 3/31/2008

getting my copy of counter strike source portable.
Posted by: CrokKo on 19:17 CST :: 4/01/2008

im playing crisis core!! at 4% of missions done, LOL
Posted by: Mana on 22:50 CST :: 4/01/2008

i almost bought that game today but realized that i didnt have my wallet :D  (although driving without a drivers license isn't so smart...)

Back to Gears to try and get the Seriously achievement...will probably get the torque bow one soon tho!

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 18:50 CST :: 4/02/2008

25% through CoD4 PC right now. I'm pissed off at Netmarble JP because they shut down their DJ Max Online.
Posted by: Mana on 12:05 CST :: 4/03/2008

Back to Battle network 3 white...

Anyone here play either Mana Khemia or Disgaea (the one for the PSP)? I can't decide between either of them and I want to know anything about them from someone who's actually played either...maybe wayne? You seem to be a strategy RPG player maybe you've played Disgaea...

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 15:21 CST :: 4/03/2008

Going back to PPG's tonight for some more action mwhahahaha. I went last night and I will attempt FA3U.F. CZ tonight.
Posted by: Mana on 23:38 CST :: 4/03/2008

OMG OMG OMG OMG Crisis Core is soooooo sick! lol
Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:50 CST :: 4/03/2008

I've played Disgaea for PS2, I think the PSP one is just a remake or update or something. Funny you should say that I seem to be a SRPGer, I mostly can't stand SRPGs, hahaha. I didn't get very far in Disgaea but what I played was definitely top-notch.

I also just got Mana Khemia, though I've only played a couple hours so far. If you've played Atelier Iris 3 (or mostly any GUST game) you pretty much know how this game goes. It's basically much an upgraded version of that with a new plot and characters and setup. If not... well. There's gorgeous, huge, well-animated 2d sprites everywhere... granted, they're not Odin Sphere quality but no game really even tries to come close. The game is basically an anime: you're an alchemist (at an academy) and you do missions (cleverly disguised as classroom assignments) to gather ingredients and, inevitably, down the line, save the world. Oh, and probably do an enormous, ludicrous amount of sidequests/missions along the way (if Atelier Iris 3 is any indication of this game). It's so cliche'd... I love it.

Of the two, I'd recommend Mana Khemia over Disgaea solely on the fact that I don't really like SRPGs much. But ask anyone else and they'll sing the praises of Disgaea all day so it's really up to you as to which type of game you want.

Also, yes, Crisis Core is amazing. It did such an incredible job of fleshing out many main characters' backstories while creating an engrossing story itself using new characters as well. I give it my hearty thumbs-up.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 02:18 CST :: 4/04/2008

playing through Majora's Mask again for shits and giggles. I made it up to the Great Bay Temple and I remembered how much water temples always suck. Why cant i just skip right over it and go to the Ikana canyon temple? That one had the coolest shit.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:04 CST :: 4/04/2008

Man, I miss the fuck out of that game. If Gamestop weren't pricks and didn't set the god damn price for that Gamecube Zelda collection STILL at like $40, I'd buy it.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 10:41 CST :: 4/04/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 10:04 CST :: 4/04/2008)
Man, I miss the fuck out of that game. If Gamestop weren't pricks and didn't set the god damn price for that Gamecube Zelda collection STILL at like $40, I'd buy it.

or you could wait until it hits the VC and get it for 10$
Posted by: Mana on 20:11 CST :: 4/04/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 21:50 CST :: 4/03/2008)
I've played Disgaea for PS2, I think the PSP one is just a remake or update or something. Funny you should say that I seem to be a SRPGer, I mostly can't stand SRPGs, hahaha. I didn't get very far in Disgaea but what I played was definitely top-notch.

I also just got Mana Khemia, though I've only played a couple hours so far. If you've played Atelier Iris 3 (or mostly any GUST game) you pretty much know how this game goes. It's basically much an upgraded version of that with a new plot and characters and setup. If not... well. There's gorgeous, huge, well-animated 2d sprites everywhere... granted, they're not Odin Sphere quality but no game really even tries to come close. The game is basically an anime: you're an alchemist (at an academy) and you do missions (cleverly disguised as classroom assignments) to gather ingredients and, inevitably, down the line, save the world. Oh, and probably do an enormous, ludicrous amount of sidequests/missions along the way (if Atelier Iris 3 is any indication of this game). It's so cliche'd... I love it.

Of the two, I'd recommend Mana Khemia over Disgaea solely on the fact that I don't really like SRPGs much. But ask anyone else and they'll sing the praises of Disgaea all day so it's really up to you as to which type of game you want.

Also, yes, Crisis Core is amazing. It did such an incredible job of fleshing out many main characters' backstories while creating an engrossing story itself using new characters as well. I give it my hearty thumbs-up.

based n your review, i think ill get both!  And maybe tactics for the psp as well  :D
Posted by: Jared on 11:17 CST :: 4/06/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 11:48 CST :: 3/30/2008)
i went to the flea market and found this Game called "Nintendo World Championships" it has 3 games: Tetris, Rad racer, and super mario brothers: and features a DIP switch to control the time limit but you need 2 plug in 2 controller into the ports. it only cost me 6$, the guy thought it was broken. playing tetris on the nes is  alot of fun

HOLY FUCK DUDE.

Do you know how much that thing is worth???

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_World_Championships >

I envy you so much now.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 11:21 CST :: 4/06/2008

Quote (Jared @ 11:17 CST :: 4/06/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 11:48 CST :: 3/30/2008)
i went to the flea market and found this Game called "Nintendo World Championships" it has 3 games: Tetris, Rad racer, and super mario brothers: and features a DIP switch to control the time limit but you need 2 plug in 2 controller into the ports. it only cost me 6$, the guy thought it was broken. playing tetris on the nes is  alot of fun

HOLY FUCK DUDE.

Do you know how much that thing is worth???

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_World_Championships >

I envy you so much now.

LOL FINALLY SOMEBODY NOTICED IT no dude sorry I don't own it was seeing if somebody would catch what i was saying but i wish i did :(

back on topic

I walked into Circuit City yesterday and found Fire emblem sacred stones new for 15$ and Megaman X collection GC  new for 6$ (Yes 6$) so now i am playing those

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 11:41 CST :: 4/06/2008

Playing the New York Times Crosswords on DS now.

Tuesday Puzzles are already way the hell harder than Monday ones. :indifferent:

Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:09 CST :: 4/06/2008

Lost Odyssey is awesome.

Now I must find someone to let me borrow their 360 so I can finish it. :(

Posted by: Mana on 12:52 CST :: 4/06/2008

Wayne, I just figured that you liked SRPG's for some reason...I'm like 3 hours in on Crisis Core just by the missions alone! Its so good lol
Posted by: Koop on 15:13 CST :: 4/06/2008

Picross DS and pop'n music 14 FEVER.
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:02 CST :: 4/06/2008

Tales of Symphonia.

Borrowing it.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 21:30 CST :: 4/06/2008

Finished Trials and Tribulations. The ending is very well done.
Now...what to clear off my backlog next?

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:26 CST :: 4/07/2008

Downloaded and played Flow for PSP. It's short but pretty fun. Neat, stylish graphics. Reminds me alot of what I've seen of the "Cell Phase" of the upcoming Spore.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:46 CST :: 4/07/2008

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 21:02 CST :: 4/06/2008)
Tales of Symphonia.

Borrowing it.

someones late to the party:p

anyway found Grandia 2 for the PS2 i know it has some slowdown but i can put up with it

Posted by: valius on 18:08 CST :: 4/07/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 10:09 CST :: 4/06/2008)
Lost Odyssey is awesome.

Now I must find someone to let me borrow their 360 so I can finish it. :(

Tell me how that goes.  That and Blue Dragon are the only real games I want for the 360 that I won't be able to play on PC.


Moonlight, coincidentally, I'm playing Grandia 3 alongside the other two Wii games. :)

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:21 CST :: 4/07/2008

Quote (valius @ 18:08 CST :: 4/07/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 10:09 CST :: 4/06/2008)
Lost Odyssey is awesome.

Now I must find someone to let me borrow their 360 so I can finish it. :(

Tell me how that goes.  That and Blue Dragon are the only real games I want for the 360 that I won't be able to play on PC.


Moonlight, coincidentally, I'm playing Grandia 3 alongside the other two Wii games. :)

i am so lost in Grandia 2 i got the game with no manuel and the generic gamespot box
Posted by: Kuhazan on 00:28 CST :: 4/08/2008

it's very difficult to get lost in Grandia 2... there isn't anywhere to go besides the path ahead to progress the story... I don't recall Grandia 2 having any side quests either... the first did (the first was magical!)
Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:45 CST :: 4/08/2008

Quote (valius @ 19:08 CST :: 4/07/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 10:09 CST :: 4/06/2008)
Lost Odyssey is awesome.

Now I must find someone to let me borrow their 360 so I can finish it. :(

Tell me how that goes.  That and Blue Dragon are the only real games I want for the 360 that I won't be able to play on PC.


Moonlight, coincidentally, I'm playing Grandia 3 alongside the other two Wii games. :)

Will do. Though I must say, I was thoroughly unimpressed with the Blue Dragon demo. IMO, in comparison to Lost Odyssey, that game is ass.

I also feel the need to mention that I got to the final disc in Grandia 3, only to randomly stop playing completely. I totally forgot where I was now so I'll probably restart completely if I decide to play it again. :(

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 08:53 CST :: 4/08/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 00:28 CST :: 4/08/2008)
it's very difficult to get lost in Grandia 2... there isn't anywhere to go besides the path ahead to progress the story... I don't recall Grandia 2 having any side quests either... the first did (the first was magical!)

as in i have not idea about the battle system, how it works, leveling up, magic, etc
Posted by: Mana on 15:03 CST :: 4/09/2008

Disgaea: afternoon of darkness, holy fuck this game has a lot of content to it...
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:58 CST :: 4/11/2008

Dark cloud 2 holy fuck this game is fun

cant.....................put..............down..........controller

Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:45 CST :: 4/11/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 15:58 CST :: 4/11/2008)
Dark cloud 2 holy fuck this game is fun

Just quoting this for emphasis. It's amazingly, remarkably better than the original.
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 17:39 CST :: 4/11/2008

Just got The Orange Box so I've been playing a lot of Team Fortress 2. Portal is fun too, but I can't get myself away from TF2...just so much damn fun! :D :D :D Favorite class back in the day was medic, and still is. Although I'm kind of sad there are no grenades, since that means I can't use my kamikaze strategy anymore, but it balances the game out by doing so.

Half Life Epsides 1&2...not sure when I'll get to those. I still haven't beat HL2. :P

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 08:30 CST :: 4/12/2008

Some moar DJMAX Portable.
Posted by: valius on 22:42 CST :: 4/12/2008

With Grandia 3 and DQ Swords done, moving on to Final Fantasy X-2 and Assassin's Creed
Posted by: Kuhazan on 23:54 CST :: 4/12/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 07:53 CST :: 4/08/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 00:28 CST :: 4/08/2008)
it's very difficult to get lost in Grandia 2... there isn't anywhere to go besides the path ahead to progress the story... I don't recall Grandia 2 having any side quests either... the first did (the first was magical!)

as in i have not idea about the battle system, how it works, leveling up, magic, etc

Oh in that case :

< http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/dreamcast/file/197485/10611 >

it's quite a fun battle system to use... as in you do have a chance to completely cancel enemy attacks... (and so do they)

Posted by: xxxtaco on 09:44 CST :: 4/13/2008

i just beat the stone temple in Majora's Mask, so i have another 20 hours or so of game left before i can allow myself to go back to the moon.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:35 CST :: 4/13/2008

God dammit. Do you have that Gamecube compilation, the original cartridge, or emulation?

I've been really wanting to play it lately.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:36 CST :: 4/13/2008

monster hunter but i am thinking about trading it in to Get Wild Arms Alter Code F. I am hoping that PnT will order the game for me so i can use monster credit for credit towards Wild Arms

plus the server died and the missions are pretty boring

Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:07 CST :: 4/13/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 14:35 CST :: 4/13/2008)
God dammit. Do you have that Gamecube compilation, the original cartridge, or emulation?

I've been really wanting to play it lately.

emulator. I got my ROM from pantsemulation.com
Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:07 CST :: 4/14/2008

Lost Odyssey Lost Odyssey Lost Odyssey Lost Odyssey Lost Odyssey

*ahem*

I'm sorta trying to plow through it as fast as possible since I have to give my friend his 360 back in a day or so. I'm up to the 3rd disc, about 25 or so hours in. It's awesome so far. It feels so much like an old-school RPG but updated. Love it.

Posted by: TheWickerMan on 06:14 CST :: 4/15/2008

A couple of my friends and I got into Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst.  So far it's good, not many people play it anymore since sega closed the servers, but the private server is doing ok. (b^_^)b
Posted by: Mana on 11:16 CST :: 4/15/2008

Crisis Core...Im at the part where i have to build a flower wagon T_T  talk about boring IMO
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 14:50 CST :: 4/15/2008

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Figure now is a good time to actually start getting into the series. First case was fun to do and got me hooked, so that is good.

Also, just got the MGS Collection. Going to start with Metal Gear Solid and move on up after completing it. Oh boy...

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:36 CST :: 4/15/2008

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 14:50 CST :: 4/15/2008)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Figure now is a good time to actually start getting into the series. First case was fun to do and got me hooked, so that is good.

Also, just got the MGS Collection. Going to start with Metal Gear Solid and move on up after completing it. Oh boy...

i told you like a million years ago that phoenix wright was a good game cuz seeing as I have a good taste in games:P (thank god somebody listens to me)

I was thinking of getting Xenosaga for 10$ is it worth or just forgot about it?

BTW, i like RPG's

Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:46 CST :: 4/15/2008

If it's only $10, there's absolutely no reason not to get it. Even if you end up not liking it (doubtful, since you enjoy RPGs) you could definitely get your $10 back for it somehow.
Posted by: F-haru 1952 on 01:41 CST :: 4/16/2008

Playing Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram for Dreamcast again...

I wish someone around here played... forget about someone good at this game, I just want SOMEONE who can play this game! ;_;



~fh

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:38 CST :: 4/16/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 22:46 CST :: 4/15/2008)
If it's only $10, there's absolutely no reason not to get it. Even if you end up not liking it (doubtful, since you enjoy RPGs) you could definitely get your $10 back for it somehow.

ok i got Xenosaga for 10$ and SC2 for GC at 10$

next i am going to use my tax return to get OKami for the Wii. looks good

Posted by: Thanh on 16:58 CST :: 4/16/2008

Xenosaga is a great game, but it isn't exactly fast paced and really difficult to get into.  You are probably going to be waiting about an hour before you even reach your first battle (This was with scene skipping for me) due to walking around a lot and getting lost really easily.  Other than the really long cut scenes and constant getting lost in many places, its a really cool game.

SC2 is a great game to play anytime

Okami I know nothing about other than it looks cool



Posted by: Mana on 18:49 CST :: 4/16/2008

Okami was a pretty good game for the PS2, so include the wii controls and i say its gonna be a winner!

MMBN5: Double Team...lol i think ive been going back and forth from all the battle network games, maybe ill buy #4 even though i had it and now i can't find it :(

Posted by: F-haru 1952 on 22:24 CST :: 4/16/2008

MMBN4 is NOT worth buying, trust me. I'm as avid a fan of the Battle Network games as the next guy, but that poor excuse for a game isn't even worth playing. I had to FORCE myself to finish it, which is very uncool.

What this game offers sucks. They added a new Navi Change system (which, while more flexible than the old system, only affects you and can be triggered in battle, which is kind of lame) and made the whole game a series of tournaments and fetchquests. The new Full Synchro system they used in the battle system is pretty sweet though, and can make for some very nice combos ^^ Dark chips are useless, though...

Stick with MMBN5, and get 6 if you haven't. That game is the real spiritual successor to the first three.



~fh

Posted by: WayneC02 on 01:06 CST :: 4/17/2008

Yep. Series took a turn for the worst with 4. I too had to force myself to get through it.

I also REALLY didn't like 5, at all. Even less than 4, so much to the point where I couldn't even force myself to finish it. Forcing you to be other Navis is weak. Forcing you to be other Navis in a forced semi-strategy battle system? Even weaker.

Though I did like the 'new style' graphics of 4-6 better, 6 was the first one that got the formula right since 3. It definitely cleans out the sour taste of 4 and 5.

Okami: amazing game, made even better for Wii. This game should've been made ground-up for the Wii (which, Readyatdawn kinda had to do anyway, on account of missing assets) but I'll take a port of a fantastic game with better controls (minus the horrible dodging) instead of a shitty new "original Wii game" any day.

ALSO

The World Ends with You is fucking insane. The battle system is nuts, a million things are going on at once. The art direction is incredible, reminds me alot of Jet Set. And look, Nomura was finally able to design characters without Belts'n'Zippers. Good for him.

So, go get that game. If you like action RPGs at all, get it.

Posted by: valius on 01:20 CST :: 4/17/2008

Okami for Wii has touched down, and I have it.

The art's a bit overwhelming to take in at first, but I love the brush mechanics and brush "puzzles." :)  I'll need to play further in for a better evaluation.

Posted by: Jared on 08:38 CST :: 4/17/2008

Nothing much new here except for my Ouendan games which arrived a while ago, and Puyo Puyo Tsuu on the VC.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 14:05 CST :: 4/17/2008

I spent an hour just to get the goddamn postman's hat in MAjoras mask, and due to me not saving, i lost it. fucking fuck.

so about 4 more hours of playtime and i can go to fight to stupid endboss. 1 hour to get the postmans hat, another hour or so getting the great bay and Stone Temple fairies, then 2 hours to do the hide and seek games on the moon. Im so bad at bouncing Goron link off stuff, its not even funny.

well, its kind of funny.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:09 CST :: 4/17/2008

Quote (valius @ 01:20 CST :: 4/17/2008)
Okami for Wii has touched down, and I have it.

The art's a bit overwhelming to take in at first, but I love the brush mechanics and brush "puzzles." :)  I'll need to play further in for a better evaluation.

same here
Posted by: gome on 22:08 CST :: 4/17/2008

world of warcraft: the burning crusade /o/
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 16:50 CST :: 4/18/2008

Just beat Dōkutsu Monogatari Cave Story under the normal good ending. I'm going to play through it again this time trying the harder ending.

Oh boy.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:29 CST :: 4/18/2008

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 15:50 CST :: 4/18/2008)
Just beat Dōkutsu Monogatari Cave Story under the normal good ending. I'm going to play through it again this time trying the harder ending.

Oh boy.

damn, good idea.

I just got the last mask i needed, so all i have left to do is get the great bay fairies and im ready for the final fight. Hopefully its easier than having to flip the goddamn temple every three fairies.

Posted by: Mana on 13:41 CST :: 4/19/2008

Yea i know MMBN 4 sucked but i had a weird craving to play something bad lol...MMBN 5 is ok as well I just like NapalmMan so thats sold for me haha...Im like 15 min in on 6 and its already better than 4 and 5 lol i think ill buy it for real instead of just the emulator version...
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 15:03 CST :: 4/19/2008

ditching Okami for Xenosaga holy shit this game is better than i expected and i really dig the characters
Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:41 CST :: 4/19/2008

"Ditching Okami"?

Any and all respect I had for you has just suddenly and immediately vanished.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 12:20 CST :: 4/20/2008

Continuing on Cave Story I managed to reach Hell for the first time ever.

What
The
Fuck

8 minutes into the level and I die, meaning I have to repeat the entire level again. FUCK!

Posted by: xxxtaco on 12:41 CST :: 4/20/2008

Well, i finished Majora's Mask now, so I'm out of stuff to do. I'll probably pick up Master Quest where i left off, but truthfully, i didnt even like jaba jaba in the original. playing through it in MQ is what made me switch to playing Majora again.
Posted by: vickydbz on 23:20 CST :: 4/20/2008

p2jam offline
Posted by: vickydbz on 23:20 CST :: 4/20/2008

sorry double posting.. >.<


Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:46 CST :: 4/21/2008

I decided to play Master Quest again. After 20 minutes of figuring out that you need to throw Princess Ruto on the platform instead of having her hold down the switch in the other room, i finally made it out of Jabu Jabu's belly. Now im in the Forest temple. whee.
Posted by: Koop on 06:27 CST :: 4/21/2008

Disgaea 2 lol
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 10:16 CST :: 4/21/2008

Oh man Disgaea 2. It was the first game that I managed to get over 100 hours of game time in one save.

I should play that again.

Posted by: Mana on 12:42 CST :: 4/21/2008

Im playing Disgaea for the PSP too...looooooooong as game...
Posted by: xxxtaco on 19:53 CST :: 4/21/2008

played through the forest, fire, and water temples all in one sitting. i wandered around the damn water temple for an hour without finding so much as an open door. thank god for gamefaqs. once i found the first place to go, everything fell nicely into place.

Dark Link is such a badass.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:29 CST :: 4/21/2008

Finished Lost Odyssey. Pretty awesome overall. Story was laughably predictable with no plot twists but that's what I expected: for Sakaguchi to play it safe in the first few games with a new company. The battle and skill system was pretty neat though.

I'm not at all an Achievement Whore but I am ROYALLY pissed off that I can't get this last achievement... you have to collect every item you possibly can in the field. Pots, chests, vines, etc. I thought I had it and even going back through everything twice didn't get it so fuck it. I'll get it when I get my own 360 and go through on a New Game+. Speaking of which, that feature in this game is kindof a joke. The only thing that happens is that your "special" characters start at Level 50. No carrying over skills, weapons, items, money, nothing. Lame.

Anyway, I'd definitely play a Lost Odyssey 2 but hopefully Sakaguchi takes a page from his FF series and goes with a completely new story and characters for each one, only reusing a few recurring elements from the beginning (ala FF's crystal theme). You can only do so much with the same characters and the ending, while somewhat leaving it open for a possible direct sequel, implied that things were done. We shall see.

Posted by: Mana on 16:12 CST :: 4/23/2008

So uh, The World Ends with you...anyone here play it? Thoughts, comments? Cuz i was interested in getting it but wanted to know a little more about it
Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:31 CST :: 4/23/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 02:06 CST :: 4/17/2008)
ALSO

The World Ends with You is fucking insane. The battle system is nuts, a million things are going on at once. The art direction is incredible, reminds me alot of Jet Set. And look, Nomura was finally able to design characters without Belts'n'Zippers. Good for him.

So, go get that game. If you like action RPGs at all, get it.

So, yeah. :D
Posted by: valius on 19:31 CST :: 4/23/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 20:29 CST :: 4/21/2008)
Finished Lost Odyssey. Pretty awesome overall. Story was laughably predictable with no plot twists but that's what I expected: for Sakaguchi to play it safe in the first few games with a new company. The battle and skill system was pretty neat though.

I'm not at all an Achievement Whore but I am ROYALLY pissed off that I can't get this last achievement... you have to collect every item you possibly can in the field. Pots, chests, vines, etc. I thought I had it and even going back through everything twice didn't get it so fuck it. I'll get it when I get my own 360 and go through on a New Game+. Speaking of which, that feature in this game is kindof a joke. The only thing that happens is that your "special" characters start at Level 50. No carrying over skills, weapons, items, money, nothing. Lame.

Anyway, I'd definitely play a Lost Odyssey 2 but hopefully Sakaguchi takes a page from his FF series and goes with a completely new story and characters for each one, only reusing a few recurring elements from the beginning (ala FF's crystal theme). You can only do so much with the same characters and the ending, while somewhat leaving it open for a possible direct sequel, implied that things were done. We shall see.

So Lost Odyssey is worth getting?  Is the loading time ok?  I've heard of bad things about that.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:24 CST :: 4/23/2008

The longest load times are around 10 seconds. Seems kinda long but game reviewers got early copies of the game with MUCH worse load times. They've been improved in the final retail copy but still aren't perfect. Tolerable, though. It certainly doesn't break the game.
Posted by: Mana on 22:55 CST :: 4/23/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 15:31 CST :: 4/23/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 02:06 CST :: 4/17/2008)
ALSO

The World Ends with You is fucking insane. The battle system is nuts, a million things are going on at once. The art direction is incredible, reminds me alot of Jet Set. And look, Nomura was finally able to design characters without Belts'n'Zippers. Good for him.

So, go get that game. If you like action RPGs at all, get it.

So, yeah. :D

wow im retarded, i remember reading that



im sold! :D

Posted by: Crossoverz on 01:51 CST :: 4/24/2008

PIU-7  PIU-9  PIU-5  PIU-1  PIU-3  PIU-3  PIU-1  PIU-5  PIU-9  PIU-7  PIU-5
Posted by: Crossoverz on 02:17 CST :: 4/24/2008

PIU-7  PIU-9  PIU-7  PIU-9  PIU-5
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 10:02 CST :: 4/24/2008

Dude, please don't spam the forums.
Posted by: gotmilk0112 on 14:21 CST :: 4/24/2008

Me? I'm playing my Night Elf Female Hunter...WoW xP
Posted by: Mana on 21:26 CST :: 4/26/2008

OMG, FF War of the Lions is ridiculously intricate IMO
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:33 CST :: 4/26/2008

If you haven't played the original FFT, War of the Lions is essentially the same game, only now widescreen (I think?), with a couple new jobs (neither of which are NEARLY worth the effort to get, unless you're a completionist), and a brand-new translation, which is definitely the highlight of the game, IMO. Much moreso than the new jobs. If S-E could remake at least some of their old classics (e.g. FF7) with newer translations that MAKE MORE SENSE, I'd be ecstatic.

Although, you know a FF7 remake is inevitable anyway. That Tech demo spoiled the fandom. One can only logically assume that's what they're working on as an immediate follow-up to Crisis Core.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:50 CST :: 4/27/2008

I ended up playing through the shadow temple on the same day as i played through the forest, fire, and water temples. Im just now picking up my controller and going through the final stretch of legend of zelda: Master Quest.

whee Spirit Temple and Hyrule Castle.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 07:11 CST :: 4/27/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 22:33 CST :: 4/26/2008)
If you haven't played the original FFT, War of the Lions is essentially the same game, only now widescreen (I think?), with a couple new jobs (neither of which are NEARLY worth the effort to get, unless you're a completionist), and a brand-new translation, which is definitely the highlight of the game, IMO.

Wait it got a new translation? I didn't know that.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:40 CST :: 4/27/2008

Yeah, it sounds all medieval. You know, "thy, thou, m'lord" stuff like that. But it's translated amazingly well. Also, I forgot to mention earlier it has new CG cutscenes that annihilate the weak ones in the original. They're sorta cel-shaded but hand-drawn sketchy-looking... it's really cool and unique.
Posted by: Mana on 14:50 CST :: 4/27/2008

I just don't remember the original being so intricate...lol bad memory i guess...wayne is right though, the cutscenes shit on the old ones
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:54 CST :: 4/27/2008

Persona 3 FES

Never played it before, but it sure is fucked up. I like it.

Posted by: Mana on 16:58 CST :: 4/28/2008

I just beat Crisis Core...I mean, I already knew what was ultimately going to happen, but it was still sad...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:59 CST :: 4/28/2008

Ha! Told you so!

It's much sadder seeing it happen in CC than hearing about it secondhand in the original game.

I still say that it wouldn't have been nearly as sad if it weren't for the heartwrenching song that plays during the cutscene. It fits perfectly, though.

Posted by: Mana on 18:52 CST :: 4/28/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 15:59 CST :: 4/28/2008)
It's much sadder seeing it happen in CC than hearing about it secondhand in the original game.

I still say that it wouldn't have been nearly as sad if it weren't for the heartwrenching song that plays during the cutscene. It fits perfectly, though.

My thoughts exactly when i was watching it...especially when they were in the truck, i already knew the end was near...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:12 CST :: 4/29/2008

Not to mention the *SPOILERS* battle you fight where he gradually loses his memories of all his friends that him (and you)'ve come to care about the whole game *SPOILER*.

I do applaud them completely for making a game that, at least in terms of story and cutscenes, can FINALLY be appropriately called "art".

Posted by: valius on 01:03 CST :: 4/29/2008

Mario Kart Wii... unlocking everything and enjoying the GREAT online. :)
Posted by: Mana on 04:45 CST :: 4/29/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 22:12 CST :: 4/28/2008)
*SPOILERS* battle you fight where he gradually loses his memories of all his friends that him (and you)'ve come to care about the whole game *SPOILER*.

I do applaud them completely for making a game that, at least in terms of story and cutscenes, can FINALLY be appropriately called "art".

wow i should just stop talking about the game cuz you pretty much say everything that i think of it haha  :D
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 06:27 CST :: 4/29/2008

Trying to get DJ Troopers to work.
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 13:49 CST :: 4/29/2008

I finally decided to play a game outside of TF2 in the Orange Box...Portal. Took about 4hrs, but it's done. The game is short but extremely delicious. :D The cake is not a lie. ;P
Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:51 CST :: 4/30/2008

finally finished Master Quest. Fuck you Gannondorf, you were harder than I remembered. Also, Monster Ganon is the first time i died in a boss battle since i was like 11. What the fuck.
Posted by: General_norris on 07:04 CST :: 5/01/2008

Playing Mecha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS

The music selection is really really good and very Pump-like.



Posted by: Jared on 16:23 CST :: 5/02/2008

Drill Dozer.  It's too short though.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:32 CST :: 5/02/2008

I'm play ing Sgteomania.

while extremeeemly frunk.

i can still A 11's on ITG!

Posted by: Mana on 17:15 CST :: 5/02/2008

wow peace....haha
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 17:56 CST :: 5/02/2008

Quote (Jared @ 16:23 CST :: 5/02/2008)
Drill Dozer.  It's too short though.

You know awesome games.
Posted by: IsRaMiNe on 19:54 CST :: 5/02/2008

Lemmings.
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: yep on 10:47 CST :: 5/03/2008

Can we help me?
I search Moonlight (alternate remix) mp3....
please help...

Posted by: yep on 10:48 CST :: 5/03/2008

Can we help me?
I search Moonlight (alternate remix) mp3....
please help...

Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:22 CST :: 5/04/2008

Acro


Im playing Link's Awakening other than that though

Posted by: Mana on 13:52 CST :: 5/04/2008

Mana Khemia, the game is so fun! After I beat that I think im going to start The World Ends with You...
Posted by: yep on 00:55 CST :: 5/05/2008

Anybody Help me???
Posted by: valius on 02:30 CST :: 5/05/2008

This is the wrong thread to ask about it.  You should make a separate thread requesting it.

I don't have that MP3, sorry. :(

Posted by: yep on 12:00 CST :: 5/05/2008

Thank you so much
Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:24 CST :: 5/06/2008

Started and beat Eternal Sonata last week. Incredible gameplay, meh generic JRPG story though. At least it's somewhat educational, in that you actually learn real facts about Chopin's life. It's neat in that way. But the battle system is amazing and anyone who says otherwise is obviously wrong.

Also, I played the Blue Dragon demo about a year or so ago, before the game came out, and I HATED it.

Having played the entirety of Disc 1, I absolutely love it. It's so obviously Mistwalker though, as most of the mechanics are replicated in Lost Odyssey (searching EVERYTHING for items, spell names, etc.) But it's a really fun game so far. About Akira Toriyama's art style: DBZ was awesome when I was like 14, Chrono Trigger was an amazing game but could've done without DBZ-style characters, and I never got very far in DQ8 but that's probably because I can't stand DQ games in general.

The characters in Blue Dragon are (visually, at least) generic Toriyama-style characters with minor changes. Still, the characters give off alot of emotion and the voice-acting is some of the best I've heard in a game. Only thing I can complain about graphics-wise is the characters' faces themselves have no emtion. The pupils in their eyes don't move, they always have the same expression aside from their eyebrows being "pissed off" or "normal". It could've definitely used at least some Wind Waker type stuff to the characters' faces... but otherwise, the world itself and cutscenes are amazing. Definitely top-notch.

Also, I've already tacked around 30 hours just on the first disc. So I'll expect it to be roughly the same length as my Lost Odyssey playthrough, probably much longer though, since I plan on getting all the achievements including the "Max Every Character's Level" and "Max ALL Shadow Levels with each Character" ones.

Odd how I went from hating the game to loving it but there it is.

Posted by: Mana on 12:57 CST :: 5/06/2008

Yea I heard that the battle system in Eternal Sonata was amazing too...Still on Mana Khemia but thinking of switching to Armored Core 4 for a while...
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 12:03 CST :: 5/07/2008

Beat Apollo Justice, now I'm on Professor Layton. Love love luv the puzzles...except the 3x3 sliding picture puzzles. >.< Impossible (for me). Believe me...I've tried. It's the reason why I can't beat Trace Memory.
Posted by: Mana on 02:49 CST :: 5/08/2008

Yea! Finally got the Torque Bow achievement on Gears, I thought I was never going to get it!
Posted by: valius on 03:13 CST :: 5/08/2008

To fulfill my life long dream as doctor (yeah right), I now have Trauma Center: Second Opinion and will enjoy it... if Mario Kart, Assassin's Creed, and Galaxy will let me. :P
Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:48 CST :: 5/08/2008

In my opinion, Trauma Center plays FAR better with a Wiimote than the stylus. It's much easier and quicker to do certain procedures (draining immediately comes to mind).

That's not to say I'm not going to get the upcoming TC game for DS but I actually prefer the Wii versions.

I should probably get back to XS'ing the rest of New Blood soon. I've already had Second Opinion done for over a year. :indifferent:

Posted by: Mana on 01:01 CST :: 5/12/2008

Mario Kart Wii! Hahaha its soo fun!
Posted by: valius on 01:51 CST :: 5/12/2008

Yes it is :)  I've got almost every car/bike unlocked.  Play online?
Posted by: Mana on 01:52 CST :: 5/12/2008

yes yes, do you have my code? I just started playing so im a nublet with the Wheel, but im fairly decent with the GC Controller (although I believe that using it defeats the purpose of the game...)
Posted by: No.9 on 02:25 CST :: 5/12/2008

Quote (Mana @ 22:52 CST :: 5/11/2008)
yes yes, do you have my code? I just started playing so im a nublet with the Wheel, but im fairly decent with the GC Controller (although I believe that using it defeats the purpose of the game...)

Don't get mad cuz you couldn't beat me all weekend saying the only reason I won was that I was using the gc controller. :cool:
Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:09 CST :: 5/12/2008

More Blue Dragon.

I think I'm probably overpowered for where I am in the game. I kept and bought all the Barrier Hearts I could and used them to get the Field Barrier 3 skill and now gaining SP is a complete joke. So all my characters now have all the skills from at least 5 classes. I can't even unlock any more classes until I level up my base levels. :D

Posted by: valius on 14:31 CST :: 5/12/2008

Hey guys,

I don't think I have your codes.  Here's mine: 2105-9054-3355.  And... I use the GC controller quite well as well and have been using it for unlocking and some online races.  I'm planning to switch to wheel-only once I've gotten what I have left: the last car and the last bike.


Btw, I've played a little further into Trauma Center: Second Opinion... and I already feel like saying, "What have I been missing all this time?"  This game is so much fun! :)  I'm definitely getting New Blood now.  Hard Mode is hard, so I'm back on Normal to move the plot along. :(

Posted by: Mana on 19:40 CST :: 5/12/2008

Ok ill add you, I don't really have a problem with using the GC controller No. 9 is just a bitch and doesn't want to lose to me
Posted by: valius on 22:15 CST :: 5/12/2008

Haha :)

So what are your codes?

Posted by: Mana on 11:52 CST :: 5/15/2008

8005 0213 9740 9370

No.9 plays on my Wii, seeing as we're twins...

Posted by: Kuhazan on 23:46 CST :: 5/15/2008

I'm currently playing Tales of Symphonia AGAIN.... because I've become extremely picky and only play Bandai Namco Tales games now.... I'll be getting Vesperia and Symphonia : Dawn of the New World too.  :D
Posted by: Mana on 19:47 CST :: 5/17/2008

The world ends with you...all i can say is GREAT game!
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:09 CST :: 5/17/2008

Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes

Amazing remake. I'm having a blast.

Posted by: Mana on 21:57 CST :: 5/17/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 18:09 CST :: 5/17/2008)
Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes

Amazing remake. I'm having a blast.

I'm jealous, i want that game :(....
Posted by: The W on 21:43 CST :: 5/18/2008

trying to go through halo 3 again except on legendary. I am stuck trying to get this skull where you can't destroy the two wraiths in the level the storm.
Posted by: Mana on 05:51 CST :: 5/19/2008

you can destroy the turret wraith but you can't destroy the one by the door
Posted by: The W on 14:41 CST :: 5/19/2008

well I take out the gunner on the turret wraith so that I have enough ammo to deal with the ghost because the turret wraith doesn't attack you. However am I using the wrong warthog because I am using the one without any guns on it to try to climb on top of the building.
Posted by: valius on 14:36 CST :: 5/20/2008

Quote (Mana @ 09:52 CST :: 5/15/2008)
8005 0213 9740 9370

No.9 plays on my Wii, seeing as we're twins...

Ah, I have this code already.  I don't know how to add people into the MarioKart game with ONLY the Wii Friend Code, though maybe I'll read up.
Posted by: Mana on 21:17 CST :: 5/20/2008

sounds good, just let me know then when you wanna play
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 23:19 CST :: 5/20/2008

I'll tell you what I'm NOT playing. My PS3. :/ Two days ago was playing Devil May Cry 4, having fun, then it froze. Thought, okay. Thats weird. Took the disc out, went back to the PS3's main menu. Then I inserted the disc in, wouldn't read. Put in other PS3 games. DENIED. Blu Ray movies? DENIED. Normal DVDs? DENIED! So, in short, I'm w/o a PS3 for two to three weeks till I get the box to ship my broken PS3 to Sony. It sucks since I'm probably going to miss the launch of MGS4! But I guess I have other things to play. Glad I have my PS2 still so I have about five games on my backlog there, and ten on my PSP....so I'm not entirely w/o gaming, but it sucks I'm without my blu-ray/dvd player. :/
Posted by: cj_iwakura on 10:20 CST :: 5/21/2008

Castle Shikigami III.

Bought a Wii for it, and I am not disappointed.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:30 CST :: 5/21/2008

Quote (cj_iwakura @ 11:20 CST :: 5/21/2008)
Bought a Wii for it

So you paid $300 for one game?

Wow.

Simply stating that you're a moron wouldn't be enough. No words can possibly describe what just happened.

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 17:11 CST :: 5/21/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 09:30 CST :: 5/21/2008)
Quote (cj_iwakura @ 11:20 CST :: 5/21/2008)
Bought a Wii for it

So you paid $300 for one game?

Wow.

Simply stating that you're a moron wouldn't be enough. No words can possibly describe what just happened.

I didn't get it just for that game.

And even if I had, that doesn't make me a moron. Grow up.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:30 CST :: 5/21/2008

Spending $300 on a console and game to only play said game DOES indeed make you a moron.

But since you didn't get it just for that game, you got most of the lost respect back, minus the portion you lost for telling me to "Grow up".

Protip: you're a grown man still playing Anime videogames and obsessing over women in Pump's BG vids, you have absolutely NO authority to tell ME to grow up.

Anyway, finished Blue Dragon earlier. A couple of twists in the final boss battle series but nothing earth-shattering. Great game overall. Like the reviews say, the game starts off slow but picks up after around 8-10 hours. That's typical of most JRPGs though, so if anything, it's a fault of the genre. I definitely recommend it to any RPG fans with a 360.

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 17:47 CST :: 5/21/2008

I think throwing around insults is slightly more juvenile than playing a shmup(not an 'anime game'), but whatever, I'm done.

Moved on to No More Heroes.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 18:21 CST :: 5/21/2008

Agreed, it's over.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure No More Heroes was discussed here at some point, if you wanna see what some other people've said about it.

Posted by: valius on 22:31 CST :: 5/21/2008

Quote (cj_iwakura @ 15:47 CST :: 5/21/2008)
I think throwing around insults is slightly more juvenile than playing a shmup(not an 'anime game'), but whatever, I'm done.

Moved on to No More Heroes.

No More Heroes is amazing.  Take the indie brilliance of Clerks combined with the badass of Kill Bill and turn it into a video game, and you've got the one game that stickes it to the increasing conformity of the gaming industry.  I played through it once on Mild and once on New Game+ Bitter.  You WILL enjoy the insanity and bloodshed. :)

I'm actually planning on getting Castle of Shikigami III for the Wii soon... I'm trying to get back into the genre I haven't touched since 1993 in my childhood. :)  How is it?


Just finished Super Mario Galaxy with all 242 stars.  Now I'm on Zack & Wiki on the Wii side.  It IS a great game that will help alleviate the stress from Trauma Center (gah, I also keep exploding the bomb!)


Mana, add my system code!

Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:33 CST :: 5/21/2008

Quote (valius @ 23:31 CST :: 5/21/2008)
It IS a great game that will help alleviate the stress from Trauma Center (gah, I also keep exploding the bomb!)

It helps alleviate stress until you get to some of the stupidly hard puzzles. Just as frustrating as Trauma Center.

Speaking of which, there's a new original DS Trauma Center coming out in a couple months, I think. Under the Knife 2. It follows Derek's surgery adventures after the first game. Should be good stuff.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:45 CST :: 5/21/2008

Yeah, but unfortunately my DS's screen is probably too borked by now for me to be able to play it without screwing up everything.

That's gotta be the one problem I had with Under the Knife. The DS screen needs to be in really good condition, becase if you can't trace a straight line really quickly, it'll make it that much harder to play.

Posted by: valius on 02:44 CST :: 5/22/2008

Yeah, I have a feeling that Z&W will probably get insanely difficult.  I'm enjoying the mental challenges, and the lack of time pressure is a welcome contrast to Trauma Center's style of play.

Under the Knife 2 is probably a purchase, but now that I'm on my way through Second Opinion... should I bother with Under the Knife 1?  I know that it has a set of difficult missions not in Second Opinion, but is it worth it for me to deal with the DS controls?

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 11:04 CST :: 5/22/2008

Are you referring to the X-missions after the Seven Sins?

Holy crap. I couldn't even get past the first one. :O

Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:57 CST :: 5/22/2008

As far as I know, it's Second Opinion that has extra missions, not the other way around. (A completely new Chapter 6, along with Weaver's Z-Missions)

If you want a huge challenge and want to spend alot more time with the game, take the "Ecca Challenge" and XS every mission in the game, including the X-Missions. Took me months to do that. And the X-Missions... don't even get me started on how miserable THOSE were to XS. Speaking of the Ecca Challenge, I'm still only about halfway done that on New Blood. It really is a more difficult game overall.

I really hope they don't return UtK2 to UtK's previous tool uses like having to draw up stuff with the drain and syringe, or massage membranes. Not having to do that in Second Opinion made the game much more fun. I really think the Wii is the best platform for the Trauma Center series. That's just me though.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:29 CST :: 5/22/2008

What do you mean "XS"? Was that something you could do in Under the Knife?

As far as I know, "S" is the highest rank on a mission in Under the Knife, and I've done that on just about every mission before the X1, with a few A's here and there.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:37 CST :: 5/22/2008

Nope, XS is the highest on all games in the series. Though, that rank is only available if you're playing on "Extreme" difficulty, or whatever difficulty is the highest. I forget the name.

The very basic premise for an XS (in the original UtK and SO) is to get absolutely zero misses. Just like an S rank, there's a few conditions to fulfull but for the XS, it's usually higher final vitals, quicker time, etc. If you've never gotten an XS before, don't worry... for the most part, it's not easy to get, especially if you don't know the conditions.

I have a spreadsheet for each of the Wii games listing all the conditions, just to have on-hand when I was playing. Let me know if you're interested and I'll upload it somewhere.

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 14:41 CST :: 5/22/2008

Quote (valius @ 21:31 CST :: 5/21/2008)
Quote (cj_iwakura @ 15:47 CST :: 5/21/2008)
I think throwing around insults is slightly more juvenile than playing a shmup(not an 'anime game'), but whatever, I'm done.

Moved on to No More Heroes.

No More Heroes is amazing.  Take the indie brilliance of Clerks combined with the badass of Kill Bill and turn it into a video game, and you've got the one game that stickes it to the increasing conformity of the gaming industry.  I played through it once on Mild and once on New Game+ Bitter.  You WILL enjoy the insanity and bloodshed. :)

I'm actually planning on getting Castle of Shikigami III for the Wii soon... I'm trying to get back into the genre I haven't touched since 1993 in my childhood. :)  How is it?

Hard as nails, but amazing.

The stages aren't as hard as 2's. The bosses on the other hand, are nuts.


I also picked up New Blood, which is so far much harder than UTK(I didn't get Second Opinion, since I have UTK).

I never managed to touch the X Missions of UTK(I know my limits), but at least I was able to beat the main game.

The first mission of New Blood involved bone reconstructive surgery.

I figure by the second episode it'll be involving heart transplants on the regular.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:50 CST :: 5/22/2008

Quote (cj_iwakura @ 15:41 CST :: 5/22/2008)
I also picked up New Blood, which is so far much harder than UTK(I didn't get Second Opinion, since I have UTK).

I never managed to touch the X Missions of UTK(I know my limits), but at least I was able to beat the main game.

The first mission of New Blood involved bone reconstructive surgery.

I figure by the second episode it'll be involving heart transplants on the regular.

Second Opinion is the same game but it's a remake that does things right. It fixes what was wrong with UtK (taking forever to select and use the tools [hi syringe and drain]) and adds new missions and a somewhat revamped storyline. If you enjoyed UtK and have money to spend, I'd definitely recommend you get Second Opinion.

New Blood is much harder than both UtK and SO, though.

The X-Missions on all the games are ridiculous but the improved controls in SO made the game overall much, much easier than the original UtK. I couldn't even get past Kyriaki's X-Mission (the first one, X-1) on UtK but like I said before, I XS'd the entirety of SO. Better controls help a TON.

Yeah, they had the bone reconstruction as one of the added missions in SO. Those new missions were created to make use of the Wiimote's unique functions like rotation and such. Oh, and they redid the bomb mission for SO too, to take advantage of the rotation capabilities. It's much more fun now but still unbelievably nerve-wracking.

You'll be surprised at alot of the crazy stuff you have to do in NB. It's all fun, though. Well... when you're not throwing your remote in frustration.

Sidenote: I personally liked the final "boss" in UtK/SO much more than the one in NB.

PS Enjoy the burn missions. :brood:

Posted by: Mana on 15:30 CST :: 5/22/2008

hey valius, sorry i've been away from home for a couple days so I haven't had my Wii, I'll add you today...

Playing Gears of War, but I had the "opportunity" if you want to call it that to get raped by Fresno 420 last night AND Sprayer both of which are #1 and #4 respectively in the online rankings...gay...

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 18:56 CST :: 5/22/2008

I'm on the burn missions right now.

Still haven't used the Healing Touch, because the star is stupidly impossible to draw.

I can tell this'll be agonizing.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 19:33 CST :: 5/22/2008

I started playing the PSP port of FF:tactics. Its alright. I like the GBA version bettter, but thats because im a pussy that can't handle permadeaths.

Also picked Super Paper Mario back up. It just feels way too different from the other paper marios for me, but i'm going to power through it because its pretty fun anyway.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 19:42 CST :: 5/22/2008

Playing Disgaea 2 again. Started another save and am on Chapter 5. It will take a while before I can powerlevel the heck out of the game, but I still find fun in it. Maybe this time I can find an efficient way to reach level 9999 easily. :P

Have to get a PS3 for Disgaea 3, but I'd like at least a few other games before I even make that big of a purchase to make it worthwhile.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:47 CST :: 5/22/2008

Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy 13, FF Versus 13, God of War 3.

All of those are, at this point, big-name PS3 exclusives.

Posted by: valius on 23:56 CST :: 5/22/2008

Valkyria Chronicles also, if JRPGs are your thing... it's the strongest PS3 game in the Japanese market right now.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:11 CST :: 5/23/2008

It certainly looks pretty but it mentions something about being "tactical". So that's a definite negative. If/when I get a PS3, I'll probably pick it up though.
Posted by: Mana on 13:17 CST :: 5/23/2008

Metal Gear and FF are really big ones, but i'll need a couple more games for me to buy it...
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 13:46 CST :: 5/23/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 19:47 CST :: 5/22/2008)
Metal Gear Solid 4

Oh right why did this slip my mind?

I should probably beat MGS1-3 first haha. At least I have them.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:28 CST :: 5/23/2008

Yeah I just downloaded MGS2 and 3, and borrowed Twin Snakes from a friend. I'll probably end up borrowing a PS3 and MGS4 from someone so I'm hopefully set.
Posted by: Mana on 14:24 CST :: 5/29/2008

Almost at my "Seriously..." achievement on Gears of War...next is the Hammer of Dawn but i HATE Rooftops so I don't know if i really want it...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:56 CST :: 6/04/2008

Playing Twilight Princess again, interspersed with GTA4.

Also, got the "Beat Drums on Expert" achievement for Rock Band so I'm mostly done with that game until I get a 360 of my own or when friends wanna play.

Posted by: Jared on 16:00 CST :: 6/06/2008

Okamiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Posted by: valius on 03:26 CST :: 6/07/2008

Quote (Jared @ 14:00 CST :: 6/06/2008)
Okamiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

This is a good game... I really should get further into the game. (Finishing up the second run of Twilight Princess before I play that)



Trauma Center related news: I HATE the Deftera strain of Guilt.  I'm in the Second Opinion mission involving four strains of Guilt in 10 mins and getting PWNed by Deftera or sometimes Paraskevi at the end. :(  Truly a difficult game.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:04 CST :: 6/07/2008

I find Deftera considerably easier than Paraskevi, so I tend to save my HT for Para. For Deftera, you can use the gel to create a "barrier" that they can't pass for a second or two. This helps some when you see one about to hit a merged one and mess everything up.
Posted by: valius on 15:18 CST :: 6/07/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 08:04 CST :: 6/07/2008)
For Deftera, you can use the gel to create a "barrier" that they can't pass for a second or two. This helps some when you see one about to hit a merged one and mess everything up.

Ah, that sounds extremely helpful.  In this case, I get to use HT twice (once for Derek, and once for Naomi), so I save Derek's HT for Deftera and Naomi's for Paraskevi.

I've lost to Deftera even with HT, since I didn't laser the tumors fast enough while in HT mode, so I've lost the patient even with both viruses removed. :P  I think I've spent about an hour or more retrying the mission, especially since I stunk at Triti. :(

Posted by: Mana on 15:21 CST :: 6/07/2008

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty...i kinda didnt like how Raiden bitched a lot during the game but it was a good game nonetheless...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:06 CST :: 6/07/2008

Quote (valius @ 16:18 CST :: 6/07/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 08:04 CST :: 6/07/2008)
For Deftera, you can use the gel to create a "barrier" that they can't pass for a second or two. This helps some when you see one about to hit a merged one and mess everything up.

Ah, that sounds extremely helpful.  In this case, I get to use HT twice (once for Derek, and once for Naomi), so I save Derek's HT for Deftera and Naomi's for Paraskevi.

I've lost to Deftera even with HT, since I didn't laser the tumors fast enough while in HT mode, so I've lost the patient even with both viruses removed. :P  I think I've spent about an hour or more retrying the mission, especially since I stunk at Triti. :(

Ah, yeah. I forgot you get both HT's for that mission. I think I do the same thing, then. Derek's for Deftera and Naomi (or Nozomi? whatever) for Paraskevi.

Triti isn't really that bad to get through, still took me countless hours to XS the game. It was worth it though, I feel quite accomplished.

If you need a sortof "tip" on how to get through missions quickly or just wanna see someone really good at the game, check out ChewyLSB's youtube page. He's insanely good.

Speaking of Trauma Center, I'm quite excited about the new DS game as it does indeed keep the "no need to actually draw up fluids" mechanism from the Wii games.

Posted by: valius on 04:10 CST :: 6/08/2008

Quote (Mana @ 13:21 CST :: 6/07/2008)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty...i kinda didnt like how Raiden bitched a lot during the game but it was a good game nonetheless...

I felt like Raiden whining was somewhat justified... I think I was more annoyed by Rose. :|


Still Trauma Center and Zack&Wiki... before MGS4 touches down for my lonely PS3 in 4 days.

Posted by: Mana on 15:42 CST :: 6/08/2008

geez valius, do you have every next gen console? And when are we gonna Mario Kart it up?
Posted by: valius on 02:54 CST :: 6/09/2008

Quote (Mana @ 13:42 CST :: 6/08/2008)
geez valius, do you have every next gen console? And when are we gonna Mario Kart it up?

Nah, I only have 2 out of the 3 (Wii, PS3, but no XBox 360).  Quite a sizable amount of Wii games, and only 1 PS3 game (Assassin's Creed) with MGS4 around the corner.

I'm adding you via the FC you listed in the MKWii thread, and I'm thinking of establishing game time starting sometime between 10:30-11:30 P.M. my time, since that's when I finally get access to the TV :|  I'll race with either Wheel or no wheel :)


And Wayne, ChewyLSB's Youtube vids are... AMAZING.  That speed is insane.  Now I'm on the 2nd-tier Savato mission (I think it's the final mission in 6th chapter)

Posted by: WayneC02 on 09:49 CST :: 6/09/2008

I spoiled the ending for MGS4 for myself, some places over the pond sold it early and this guy took some video of various parts in the game. Just by the ending, this game is fucking EPIC. That certainly came out of NOWHERE.

Also, playing New Blood right now, trying to XS the rest of it. This game is much harder to do so than SO was. Looking forward to UtK2 in a couple weeks.

Posted by: Koop on 10:27 CST :: 6/09/2008

Snake! You need to switch the disc!


actually i've been spoiling myself with all the damn pop'ns i have (new dasc *o*) and iidx happy sky.

Posted by: Mana on 05:01 CST :: 6/12/2008

FINALLY got my "Seriously..." achievement for Gears, it took me about 11400 kills to get it too...

Now playing Triggerheart Excelica and the game is really hard...seriously haha

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 10:18 CST :: 6/12/2008

Ghost Squad again. Paradise Mode is hilarious to play with someone who hasn't seen it before because there is too much hilarity in it.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 15:49 CST :: 6/14/2008

I'm currently playing Smash Bros Brawl. I will be playing Okami later on too... because hell it's $10... so why not?!  :P
Posted by: raybe on 20:17 CST :: 6/14/2008

finally got GTA4, so im playing that.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 21:47 CST :: 6/14/2008

fuck Super Paper Mario. The difficulty curve was so low through the first 7 chapters, then the last castle, its all wtf holy crap retarded hard. I started playing Mario Kart Wii now, and im having the same problem with 150cc class. It's been too long since i last played :(

also NiGHTS

Posted by: valius on 03:15 CST :: 6/15/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 13:49 CST :: 6/14/2008)
I'm currently playing Smash Bros Brawl. I will be playing Okami later on too... because hell it's $10... so why not?!  :P

Okami PS2 or Okami Wii?

I should go play some SSBB and MKWii with you guys... my gaming time's being eaten by Tales of Symphonia, MGS4, and Trauma Center.

Posted by: Mana on 14:40 CST :: 6/15/2008

just let me know valius, hit me up when you wanna play
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:56 CST :: 6/15/2008

Finishing up the Ocarina of Time Master Quest while trying to find someone with a copy of the damn Gamecube Zelda Collection so I can play Majora's Mask.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 15:07 CST :: 6/15/2008

Quote (valius @ 02:15 CST :: 6/15/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 13:49 CST :: 6/14/2008)
I'm currently playing Smash Bros Brawl. I will be playing Okami later on too... because hell it's $10... so why not?!  :P

Okami PS2 or Okami Wii?

I should go play some SSBB and MKWii with you guys... my gaming time's being eaten by Tales of Symphonia, MGS4, and Trauma Center.

Tales of Symphonia is a good game to have time eaten by... oh and I have the Wii version... I just happened to get a coupon for any Wii game that lowered it to that price.
Posted by: Mana on 16:42 CST :: 6/15/2008

Ikaruga...hard hard hard...
Posted by: Noodles on 08:23 CST :: 6/16/2008

Counter Strike 1.6 . These LAN Houses over here have more pirated games than how many BJ´s Bill Clinton got from Monica... geez.
Posted by: valius on 00:52 CST :: 6/17/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 13:07 CST :: 6/15/2008)
Quote (valius @ 02:15 CST :: 6/15/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 13:49 CST :: 6/14/2008)
I'm currently playing Smash Bros Brawl. I will be playing Okami later on too... because hell it's $10... so why not?!  :P

Okami PS2 or Okami Wii?

I should go play some SSBB and MKWii with you guys... my gaming time's being eaten by Tales of Symphonia, MGS4, and Trauma Center.

Tales of Symphonia is a good game to have time eaten by... oh and I have the Wii version... I just happened to get a coupon for any Wii game that lowered it to that price.

This is a steal for such a good game :)
Posted by: Mana on 15:07 CST :: 6/17/2008

Ninja Gaiden 2...hard hard hard...but i already beat it on acolyte so im currently on Warrior
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:51 CST :: 6/23/2008

Rock Band, because I just got it for my PS2. Only a hundred bucks for the whole set (a very limited time offer at Fry's).

Drums are HARD but they're fun. Guitar's a little easy for my tastes. And vocals...well, there ARE songs I like, and then there are songs I don't.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:41 CST :: 6/24/2008

Drums certainly are hard but as you progress in the game, you find the harder difficulties are more often than not, INCREDIBLY fun. For instance, I started on Easy because I've never played a real drumset ever but I quickly progressed to Expert and those are some highly fun charts.

In other news, just downloaded FFTactics A2 and Megaman Star Force 2 (shut up, I've been following them since the original Battle Network). FFTA2 is pretty fun so far... graphically, almost identical to Revenant Wings, too. Haven't played MMSF2 yet but it'll undoubtedly be exactly like the previous 7 games in the series so at least I know what to expect.

Posted by: Mana on 11:36 CST :: 6/25/2008

Let me know how MMSF2 is wayne cuz im a little shaky on if i want to get it or not...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:54 CST :: 6/25/2008

If you like the first one, chances are you'd like the second. They're all the same game, anyway. Except MMBN5... ugh... let us not speak of that one again. Either way, I'll let you know.
Posted by: Mana on 20:17 CST :: 6/25/2008

good shit, im about halfway through the 1st Starforce and im not sure if i would want to get the 2nd...and lets not speak of MMBN5 or MMBN4...geez...
Posted by: Thanh on 22:12 CST :: 6/25/2008

Some fighting game called Basara Cross X.  

Guilty Gear + Samurai Warriors = This game.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 12:53 CST :: 6/26/2008

Soul Nomad.

This is like a mix between Advance Wars and a crazy RPG.

Hotpods.

Posted by: Koop on 13:06 CST :: 6/26/2008

Sonic Advance 2
Posted by: Mana on 00:20 CST :: 6/27/2008

Soul Nomad? whats that for? I love advance wars so that plus RPG sounds interesting...
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:13 CST :: 6/27/2008

I played Pop'n Music 13 today and it's awesome. End of story.
Posted by: valius on 01:35 CST :: 6/27/2008

Playing pop'n music with friends is very enjoyable. :)  Maybe someday we should check out Sunnyvale Golfland for the full arcade experience.


Playing Tales of Symphonia with Okami and Zack & Wiki.

Posted by: Mana on 01:48 CST :: 6/27/2008

i think "someday" is the operative word...Gears of War...finally ranked in the under 10,000 lol at like 7500 i think not that I really care...
Posted by: Koop on 06:39 CST :: 6/27/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 00:13 CST :: 6/27/2008)
I played Pop'n Music 13 today and it's awesome. End of story.

Yes I love 13 too :>
Posted by: WayneC02 on 08:23 CST :: 6/27/2008

Which one is 13 again? Carnival, I think? I haven't played any Pop'n in over a year since my tv lags like all hell. So I haven't even gotten a chance to try FEVER yet. Once I move out/get a new tv, I'm gonna get fully back into it though.

I first got really into Pop'n when I got bored with Pump (back in like, 2004?) and built my own controller. The guide's still up on the internet somewhere. So I guess I'm partial to the "older new" Pop'n mixes that came out around then. My favorite's probably 8 or 9. Though I remember playing the shit out of whatever one had the "travel" theme... 11?

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 09:51 CST :: 6/27/2008

Quote (Mana @ 00:20 CST :: 6/27/2008)
Soul Nomad? whats that for? I love advance wars so that plus RPG sounds interesting...

PS2. It reminds me of Advance Wars but it is really different.

For each of your units you have to arrange them into rooms. These become your squads and, when you summon them into battle, you have to pay a fee to summon them, a fee for labor, and a fee for rent. When your squad attacks and doesn't kill the enemy they attack back, like Advance Wars does.

Having a person that cures in the back row keeps your squad alive for a little while longer until an enemy archer in the middle row attacks him.

It is very very interesting. Although leveling up the units are pretty much useless since you can buy new units and just add levels to them when you purchase them.

Posted by: valius on 14:12 CST :: 6/27/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 06:23 CST :: 6/27/2008)
Which one is 13 again? Carnival, I think? I haven't played any Pop'n in over a year since my tv lags like all hell. So I haven't even gotten a chance to try FEVER yet. Once I move out/get a new tv, I'm gonna get fully back into it though.

I first got really into Pop'n when I got bored with Pump (back in like, 2004?) and built my own controller. The guide's still up on the internet somewhere. So I guess I'm partial to the "older new" Pop'n mixes that came out around then. My favorite's probably 8 or 9. Though I remember playing the shit out of whatever one had the "travel" theme... 11?

Yup, 13 is Carnival :)  I remember your guide.

If you're in the market for an HDTV that is not laggy, supposedly the Sharp Aquos models with their game modes are next to lag free (according to BMS).

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:55 CST :: 6/27/2008

My friend actually has a Sony LCD that's absolutely lag-free. I was able to play Pop'n last weekend with zero problems, it's really good.

I'll look into the Aquos if it really is supposed to be that good. I was looking at a slimline CRT HDTV, Samsung I think. Only a foot deep so that's not bad, plus it supports up to 1080i and is supposedly lag-free as well. I just checked and found out the LC-32GP1U is the Sharp Aquos TV you're talking about. According to the website, it's "the first LCD TV designed from the ground up to be optimized for today’s state-of-the-art video game consoles". It does look damn good, as far as technical aspects go. Why wouldn't it, though... all the elitists at BMS say it's good. :rolleyes: So thanks for the info! I'll definitely add that to my potential future TV list.

Other news: MMSF2 is exactly the same as the first. I don't think I'll even bother playing it unless I'm incredibly bored. You can only do the EXACT SAME GAME over and over and over before you get utterly tired of it and quit playing. FFTA2 is awesome... as usual, only through cheating. Strat RPGs almost require cheating to play and have fun, unless you're a masochist. :D

Posted by: Thanh on 18:11 CST :: 6/27/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:55 CST :: 6/27/2008)
FFTA2 is awesome... as usual, only through cheating. Strat RPGs almost require cheating to play and have fun, unless you're a masochist. :D

Meaning you gotta abuse the level up system or the computer's dumb AI?
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:51 CST :: 6/27/2008

Quote (Thanh @ 17:11 CST :: 6/27/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:55 CST :: 6/27/2008)
FFTA2 is awesome... as usual, only through cheating. Strat RPGs almost require cheating to play and have fun, unless you're a masochist. :D

Meaning you gotta abuse the level up system or the computer's dumb AI?

I don't think so...

The thing that pissed off a few people I know about FFAT1 was that there was a ton of micromanaging. Lots of weapons (often weaker) that you had to buy to give different abilities to different jobs of different races of characters.

It wasn't a very difficult game in terms of the tactical strategy, but I'm pretty sure I spent more time on the charcter menus than on the battlefield.

Posted by: Mana on 22:16 CST :: 6/27/2008

Eh, Soul Nomad doesn't seem that fun...MMSF2 sounds disappointing (but somehow im not surprised), and as for FFTA2...im a masochist haha

Anyone here play Summon Night?

Posted by: valius on 03:44 CST :: 7/02/2008

I liked FFTA1... and FFTA2 sounds just as good. :)

Still hacking away at Tales of Symphonia... wow this game is long... I've no idea how it's all going to end and at what price victory will come... and that's GREAT. :)

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:50 CST :: 7/02/2008

Quote (Thanh @ 19:11 CST :: 6/27/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:55 CST :: 6/27/2008)
FFTA2 is awesome... as usual, only through cheating. Strat RPGs almost require cheating to play and have fun, unless you're a masochist. :D

Meaning you gotta abuse the level up system or the computer's dumb AI?

Neither. SRPG's are generally way WAYYYYYYYYYYYY too fucking slow and grind-y for me to play regularly. Much like MMOs. So when I do occasionally find a SRPG I want to play, I cheat. I'm not modest about it and I could care less what anyone else thinks about it. I don't have fun with the game otherwise, and that's the point of playing games anyway.

So, onto another game: Trauma Center Under the Knife 2 is fucking ridiculous. The instruments are much easier to use this time around (especially the drain, thank god). It's also significantly harder than UtK and I'd say at least on-par with New Blood (Second Opinion was generally pretty easy). I've probably died more times in this game just trying to GET THROUGH it than I had on any of the previous games. Don't even get me started on trying to XS things... Still a really fun game, though.

Quote (valius @ 04:44 CST :: 7/02/2008)
Still hacking away at Tales of Symphonia... wow this game is long... I've no idea how it's all going to end and at what price victory will come... and that's GREAT. :)

Look at it this way: my friend and I did no excess levelling up but did all the bonus stuff we could. Played every day after school from when we got home til when we went to sleep... probably about 6 hours a day. When we finally finished the game, that save file had 114 hours on it. And about the ending, there're some inevitable plot twists (it IS an RPG) but they're pretty obvious and completely foreshadowed.

Posted by: Jared on 19:18 CST :: 7/02/2008

My little brother is trying to get me into Chrono Trigger right now (I found the PS1 version on sale at Fry's so I got it for him).  And in the meantime, I've been playing more Okami, some ChoroQ, some Space Invaders Extreme (surprisingly good), and some Blokus World Tour.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:39 CST :: 7/02/2008

Incidentally, Chrono Trigger's just been announced for DS. A port of the original, not a remake, but with dual- and touch-screen functionality.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 23:09 CST :: 7/02/2008

I think I'm near the end of Okami... in some snowy region. Anyhow after Okami... I shall play... No More Heroes... which incidentally also only cost me $10...  :D
Posted by: valius on 23:57 CST :: 7/02/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 21:09 CST :: 7/02/2008)
I think I'm near the end of Okami... in some snowy region. Anyhow after Okami... I shall play... No More Heroes... which incidentally also only cost me $10...  :D

How'd you get NMH for $10? :o

Btw... it is an awesome game. :)

Posted by: Kuhazan on 00:45 CST :: 7/03/2008

same way... coupon... got it on the last day the coupon was valid.
Posted by: Mana on 11:41 CST :: 7/03/2008

Im thinking of getting BF: Bad Company, I watched some trailers and it looked hella funny and like a good game...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:44 CST :: 7/03/2008

ATTN: "Sige" in Trauma Center Under the Knife 2

Please stop sucking so bad. There is no excuse for a "blow in the microphone" gimmick right in the middle of an operation in a game that requires precise stylus use. This is a poor replacement for actual difficulty since, had you not used this crappy gimmick, you would not be nearly as difficult and forced me to quit. I refuse to drop to a lower difficulty than Hard so, you cheap bastard, you win this round.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:58 CST :: 7/03/2008

Wow wayne, relax. Take a deep breath. Maybe come back to it later.

Remember, you said yourself that the whole point of playing a game is to have fun, right?

Posted by: valius on 22:41 CST :: 7/03/2008

Quote (Mana @ 09:41 CST :: 7/03/2008)
Im thinking of getting BF: Bad Company, I watched some trailers and it looked hella funny and like a good game...

The demo wasn't anything special (comedy was meh), but maybe the real game is a lot better... I was originally drawn to the game, since I saw the nuttiness of the trailer.
Posted by: Mana on 05:50 CST :: 7/04/2008

Quote (valius @ 20:41 CST :: 7/03/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 09:41 CST :: 7/03/2008)
Im thinking of getting BF: Bad Company, I watched some trailers and it looked hella funny and like a good game...

The nuttiness of the trailer.

Thats what kinda made me wanna buy it haha
Posted by: WayneC02 on 09:22 CST :: 7/04/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 22:58 CST :: 7/03/2008)
Wow wayne, relax. Take a deep breath. Maybe come back to it later.

Remember, you said yourself that the whole point of playing a game is to have fun, right?

Come on, you know me. I curse constantly, that was totally calm and tame compared to when I really get pissed at something. I just really think there's no excuse for a gimmick in place of actual difficulty. Anyway, I got past it and now I'm on the last op of the game... this is miserably hard.
Posted by: Mana on 12:21 CST :: 7/04/2008

I think Wayne loves to hate the game, thats what it must be  :D
Posted by: valius on 15:15 CST :: 7/04/2008

Quote (Mana @ 03:50 CST :: 7/04/2008)
Quote (valius @ 20:41 CST :: 7/03/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 09:41 CST :: 7/03/2008)
Im thinking of getting BF: Bad Company, I watched some trailers and it looked hella funny and like a good game...

The nuttiness of the trailer.

Thats what kinda made me wanna buy it haha

Want to be the guinea pig? :)
Posted by: Mana on 18:08 CST :: 7/04/2008

Yea, ill let you know how it is...I've heard that if you like Call of Duty then Bad Company is right up the same alley but yea ill let you know
Posted by: Mana on 18:24 CST :: 7/09/2008

So about that Bad Company game...thats a negative for me, but I can see how anyone who liked COD would like it...I just couldn't get into the gameplay for some reason...

Sorry about the double post too

Posted by: vickydbz on 19:14 CST :: 7/09/2008

current: drum live station (NX3) and pump it up (Nx2) both arcade have similarity. they have kpop and yahpp songs. i can play chimera, FAEP, Canon-D, etc.. on both arcades.. haha.. ^^
Posted by: valius on 04:31 CST :: 7/11/2008

The gameplay in Bad Company (the demo) was just... mediocre, though I guess it was partially because I wasn't used to using the Dualshock for console shooters... it wasn't special.  Maybe I should stick to space shooters... :P

Well, I finished up MOST of the sidequests I cared about in ToS1 (missed some and too lazy to do the collection of titles, figures, and monsters) including beating Niflheim and Abyssion.  A second playthrough with different characters is in my plans, but I'm holding that aside for...


Fire Emblem!  Now playing Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and enjoying the change of pace :)

Posted by: Mana on 01:59 CST :: 7/12/2008

You should talk to my brother (No.9) about both Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn since he's played both and seemed to enjoy them a lot
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:58 CST :: 7/13/2008

Anyone play the Shadow Hearts series? I'm thinking of getting them but not sure if they're worth it. I heard the battle system is marginally similar to Lost Odyssey's, and I really enjoyed that game. So... any thoughts?
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:49 CST :: 7/14/2008

Right now I'm playing Okami (for the PS2), and it's really cool but it's not really all that difficult. Not yet anyway...
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:44 CST :: 7/14/2008

Call Of Duty 4 SP for the PC.
Posted by: Jared on 19:17 CST :: 7/14/2008

Finally picked up Zack and Wiki.  I'm still working on the first set of levels though... I just haven't had the time to play it lately.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 20:50 CST :: 7/14/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 01:49 CST :: 7/14/2008)
Right now I'm playing Okami (for the PS2), and it's really cool but it's not really all that difficult. Not yet anyway...

I've played through the Wii edition and it never really gets all that difficult. But it is still fun which is all that counts anyway.  :)  I'm playing through it again.
Posted by: Mana on 02:58 CST :: 7/15/2008

FFTA2, interesting is all I can say cuz i'm barely even through the first 10 hours and I've barely advanced the story lol theres a lot of content...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:16 CST :: 7/15/2008

Yeah, I'm at like 40 hours already and I only just got to the second continent. The average Quest ranks are about 25-30 or so right now so I'm not sure how much game I have left.
Posted by: Mana on 12:43 CST :: 7/15/2008

haha you know there are 300 quests right?
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:35 CST :: 7/15/2008

DJ MAX Portable
Posted by: Noodles on 17:07 CST :: 7/15/2008

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 14:35 CST :: 7/15/2008)
DJ MAX Portable

Didnt they come out with a 2?

I'm working on getting the new Naruto for PSP...the one that is out in japan

Posted by: xxxtaco on 18:46 CST :: 7/15/2008

Ragnarok Online. On a private server :D

now i can't make fun of people that play MMO's anymore :(

Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:57 CST :: 7/15/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 19:46 CST :: 7/15/2008)
Ragnarok Online. On a private server :D

now i can't make fun of people that play MMO's anymore :(

Which one? I've probably played on it. I used to be marginally obsessed.

Sidenote: SOMEONE ANSWER MY FUCKING QUESTION.

Posted by: Mana on 15:06 CST :: 7/16/2008

Haven't played it so I can't tell you what I think of the game (haha wayne getting mad)
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 19:09 CST :: 7/16/2008

Hey guise I was wondering should I get Okami for the Wii?
Posted by: Jared on 22:12 CST :: 7/16/2008

yes.
Posted by: valius on 23:29 CST :: 7/16/2008

I second this Yes.
Posted by: The W on 16:02 CST :: 7/17/2008

pandemic 3
Posted by: Kuhazan on 05:07 CST :: 7/18/2008

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 18:09 CST :: 7/16/2008)
Hey guise I was wondering should I get Okami for the Wii?

Absolutely. Go buy it now. I feel kinda bad for not having purchased the original PS2 version (yes I regret not buying this game twice) If it is good enough to warrant buying twice then dammit you should own it.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 15:49 CST :: 7/18/2008

And another question, what's the best graphics card I can get for the cheapest prices?
Posted by: valius on 00:14 CST :: 7/19/2008

How about this one?

< http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130332 >

If your computer can handle it, (make sure your power supply is strong enough) then this is a good deal right now, if you go with the rebate.

Posted by: Mana on 18:29 CST :: 7/20/2008

Marvel Ultimate Alliance, I thought "Eh, why not?" haven't played it in a while...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 01:18 CST :: 7/21/2008

WELL, COCKMONGERS.

I decided to download Shadow Hearts anyway, no thanks to the rousing applause my question garnered. It's good overall though. Definitely a late PSX-early PS2 style RPG, but it's still fun. The Judgment Ring makes battles feel alot like Lost Odyssey, which I like. Plotline is bound to be convoluted... it's a JRPG after all.

Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 09:02 CST :: 7/21/2008

Downloaded The World Ends With You.

It's a weird gameplay, but it's FUN!. The story is nice, and the music is preety good too.

Posted by: Elche on 10:16 CST :: 7/21/2008

Super Smash Bros Brawl, i think i will be playing this one until the next smash shows up *hugs it*. And im wishing to put my hands on Okami ^^, Path of Radiance, Super paper mario and Metrid prime 3: Corruption, but now okami is my priority (is that well writed? u.u). Saludos al PH ;D
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:12 CST :: 7/21/2008

Whoa, Geforce 8800 for that little? I'm game for this.
Posted by: Mana on 16:43 CST :: 7/22/2008

TWEWY is a GREAT game I highly recommend it
Posted by: valius on 00:14 CST :: 7/24/2008

Got Castle of Shikigami III for $20 and have started playing it off and on... it's interesting playing a shoot 'em up again after having not played those kinds of games in years.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:47 CST :: 7/24/2008

FFIV DS. In English, this time. Still awesome and the voice acting is great, too.
Posted by: Mana on 13:02 CST :: 7/24/2008

Im really on the verge of getting that but i kinda dont wanna spend the money(a little broke)...how worth it is it wayne?
Posted by: WayneC02 on 13:11 CST :: 7/24/2008

It's the best version of FFIV to date. VERY IMPORTANT CUTSCENES are fully voiced but alot of the game is still dialog box-driven. The new Augment system makes it so you don't lose important abilities when party members leave. Some boss strategies have been changed up. Etc.

It's really good overall but if you're tight on cash and have at least played through FFIV Advance already, you can pass on it for a while. Get it eventually though, if you're a fan of the game.

Posted by: Mana on 21:41 CST :: 7/24/2008

SOLD, fuck the money
Posted by: Gard on 00:19 CST :: 7/26/2008

Disgaea 2.... Trying to max my gear and chars so I can get to level 9999 with uber armory that would help me reach the 40 million attack cap woot!!!1
Posted by: giamatti on 05:42 CST :: 7/26/2008

Audition Online's Ballroom mode, at the same time, wondering why the game devs never got the thought of completing the dance styles, including waltz, tango and other latin and standard styles to the mix. could've been a big break for them, especially with the 3/4 time sig songs with it.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 09:43 CST :: 7/26/2008

Playing some random flash games while waiting for my Wanted movie torrent finishes downloading. Damn, 2285 seeders but I'm only getting 25 ><
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:28 CST :: 7/27/2008

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. The new one, for Wii. It's pretty good, reminds me alot of the old PS-era Chocobo's Dungeon games.
Posted by: Mana on 21:55 CST :: 7/27/2008

I heard the chocobo dungeons game was like a generic RPG (for the PSX)...but the Wii version is good, whats the news?
Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:38 CST :: 7/28/2008

It's a generic dungeon crawler, for the most part. But it has the job system from the FF series... White/Black Mages, Knight, Thief, etc. So that adds a bit to it. I'm enjoying it, at least. Then again, I once wasted a couple years of my life on Ragnarok Online and if that's not a dungeon crawler, I dunno what is...
Posted by: Mana on 11:57 CST :: 7/28/2008

haha, well Chocobos are funny so i think ill pick that up...and FFIV is great btw...

Megaman ZX Advent...hard hard hard...

Posted by: FB_Strike on 12:48 CST :: 7/28/2008

The World Ends With You

When I first saw it I gave nothing to this game but DAMN this game is addicting

Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:23 CST :: 7/28/2008

Sonic CD. Im on a sonic binge lately. Nothing but Sonic.

Sonic kicks ass.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 23:44 CST :: 7/28/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 19:23 CST :: 7/28/2008)
Sonic CD. Im on a sonic binge lately. Nothing but Sonic.

Sonic kicks ass.

incidentally I've been playing Sonic CD too. Good times with one of Sonic's finest titles.  :cool:
Posted by: xxxtaco on 16:54 CST :: 7/30/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 22:44 CST :: 7/28/2008)
Quote (xxxtaco @ 19:23 CST :: 7/28/2008)
Sonic CD. Im on a sonic binge lately. Nothing but Sonic.

Sonic kicks ass.

incidentally I've been playing Sonic CD too. Good times with one of Sonic's finest titles.  :cool:

were you ever able to finish that damn UFO special stage? I srsly cant figure that shit out.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 21:49 CST :: 7/30/2008

Yes, there are 7 of them. (and they get progressively harder) You just hit all of the UFOs within the time limit and you get a time stone. Get them all and you have good future for all future levels in the game without having to go into the past... that is how you get the good ending as well.


Posted by: Thanh on 22:39 CST :: 8/02/2008

The World Ends With You

Like FB_Strike said, this game is addictive.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 09:38 CST :: 8/04/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 20:49 CST :: 7/30/2008)
Yes, there are 7 of them. (and they get progressively harder) You just hit all of the UFOs within the time limit and you get a time stone. Get them all and you have good future for all future levels in the game without having to go into the past... that is how you get the good ending as well.

i guess my problem is just that im jumping too late, i always miss the UFOs
Posted by: Mana on 10:58 CST :: 8/08/2008

Advance wars dual strike, i liked the old advance wars better than the new one
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 11:31 CST :: 8/08/2008

Just look my avatar image and message. A friend recommended it to me, and holy shit - There's a looong time that I don't have as much fun with a game as I'm having with this one.

And I'm playing Ouendan 2 aswell.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 15:53 CST :: 8/08/2008

Guitar Freaks 1. Yes, the original. I don't have a controller, but i still beat Lucky?Staff with ps controller.
Posted by: Mana on 17:48 CST :: 8/08/2008

lol TWEWY got you hooked that bad huh?
Posted by: Thanh on 22:22 CST :: 8/08/2008

Me too,I got hooked to the point where I also changed my avatar.  

I'm in the process of collecting secret reports.  I have all of week 1 done and half of week 2 dones so far.

Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 23:08 CST :: 8/08/2008

I finished with the secret reports and the Another Day yesterday. Now I'm collecting and mastering all the pins. And after that, I'll get all the items too.

Jesus, I think I never felt the urge of completing 100% of a game before.

Posted by: Mana on 10:01 CST :: 8/09/2008

i know, it took my brother a while but he's 100% complete with the game...so he started a new one! haha
Posted by: Kishiru on 10:52 CST :: 8/09/2008

I'm playing Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow. I finished Portrait of Ruin and Super Castlevania IV last week.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:52 CST :: 8/10/2008

im playing UNO on xbox live. This shit is still fun even after so long.

Also its the only game i have so far that isnt having severe graphical glitching since the console update a few days ago >.>
fucking microsoft wants me to pay 100 bucks to get it repaired.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 18:20 CST :: 8/10/2008

Now THAT is awesome. By their own admission, the update BROKE Ninja Gaiden 2, but they want their customers to pay for it to be fixed? I often wonder about MS' ethics and consider not purchasing a 360 but then I remember it's the best one on the market right now.

Finished FF Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. It took me a while to get everything I wanted but I'm level 99 with the best Talons and Saddle in the game, with all jobs maxed. It's not even fair how broken the best gear makes the game: I was getting my ass hammered on the last 20 or so floors of the 100 floor dungeon until I found the best gear... now I kill all regular enemies in 1-2 hits and take almost no damage. It's fun being overpowered.

I have a strong urge to play FFIX now... even though I still have to finish FFIV DS and FFTA2.

Posted by: Mana on 18:39 CST :: 8/10/2008

Yea good luck with FFTA2...how many missions in are you? I think im only at 160~, game takes forever to complete 100%...
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:46 CST :: 8/10/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:20 CST :: 8/10/2008)
I have a strong urge to play FFIX now... even though I still have to finish FFIV DS and FFTA2.

So I guess you'd say FFTA2's a great game and worth getting, even though FFTA1 didn't suit your playing style?

I just picked up The World Ends With You today...haven't tried it yet, though.

Posted by: Mana on 18:49 CST :: 8/10/2008

Dont play TWEWY if you plan on playing FFTA2 because you wont want to switch back...or at least beat FFTA2 first
Posted by: Koop on 20:26 CST :: 8/10/2008

Ouendan 2
because fucking VISTA is awesome.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:57 CST :: 8/10/2008

1st DDR, Beatmania 2nd, DDR 2ndRemix, Pop'n Disney, GF, and others.

Ahh... good old days.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:49 CST :: 8/10/2008

Quote (supernovamaniac @ 21:57 CST :: 8/10/2008)
1st DDR, Beatmania 2nd, DDR 2ndRemix, Pop'n Disney, GF, and others.

Ahh... good old days.

you're playing like the worst games out of all the series, what the hell?
Posted by: Koop on 08:06 CST :: 8/11/2008

Come on popn Disney has some lol-factor to it!
Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:02 CST :: 8/11/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 19:46 CST :: 8/10/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:20 CST :: 8/10/2008)
I have a strong urge to play FFIX now... even though I still have to finish FFIV DS and FFTA2.

So I guess you'd say FFTA2's a great game and worth getting, even though FFTA1 didn't suit your playing style?

It's totally worth getting if it suits your style and you enjoy SRPGs. I personally think it's considerably better than the original FFTA.

As far as TWEWY... I started playing it a while back and even though I really liked it, I just got pretty bored with it. I dunno. I love the art style and the general gameplay but it just didn't have much to make me wanna keep playing. I'll trudge through it eventually.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 17:17 CST :: 8/11/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 00:49 CST :: 8/11/2008)
Quote (supernovamaniac @ 21:57 CST :: 8/10/2008)
1st DDR, Beatmania 2nd, DDR 2ndRemix, Pop'n Disney, GF, and others.

Ahh... good old days.

you're playing like the worst games out of all the series, what the hell?

I just love the old music that were included but not there anymore, except pop'n.

Pop'n just makes me laugh. It's better than playing Pepsiman. Or maybe playing Pepsiman is beter.... >_>

Posted by: Mana on 13:30 CST :: 8/12/2008

Bioshock...would you kindly...lol
Posted by: xxxtaco on 19:53 CST :: 8/14/2008

hey internet, I have an update on my xbox.

It died.

I checked the interweb, and i got this back.
Quote
E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.


Since i know its not the A/V cable, I have to send it in for repair. fucking fuck.

Posted by: Mana on 00:42 CST :: 8/15/2008

damn dude that sucks, welcome to the xbox 360 problem world...
Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:58 CST :: 8/15/2008

fuck this world.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 01:56 CST :: 8/15/2008

So you have to pay for the pointless repair? Or does Microsoft cover it? And how long ago did you get your 360... this is what has kept me from buying one... especially if I have to pay for shit that should be working fine to be repaired when it isn't even 5 years old...
Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:11 CST :: 8/15/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 00:56 CST :: 8/15/2008)
So you have to pay for the pointless repair? Or does Microsoft cover it? And how long ago did you get your 360... this is what has kept me from buying one... especially if I have to pay for shit that should be working fine to be repaired when it isn't even 5 years old...

i got it about 2 and a half years ago. My console is out of warranty. I have to pay 100 bucks to get it repaired.

I say still get a 360. Its hella fun to have around.

Posted by: Mana on 02:05 CST :: 8/16/2008

I 2nd that...

So i finally gave in and bought Call of Duty 4, and its a very good game...no more no less

Posted by: Kuhazan on 22:52 CST :: 8/20/2008

I've taken the Dreamcast out of retirement so I'm now playing Shenmue again.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:54 CST :: 8/20/2008

"Dreamcast"...wow. I haven't heard that word in years. :D

Shenmue is supposed to be effing EPIC, though.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 23:26 CST :: 8/20/2008

it is effing epic... depending on who you talk to. And by that... some people won't like the first Shenmue because if you don't get to appointments or set meetings on time... your punishment is to wait another day... which consists of spending time playing Hang On, Space Harrier or a Shenmue original mini-game.

Problem was fixed in Shenmue 2 but yeah... now if Sega would stop being gay and at least re-release the 1st and 2nd games together with the features of the second game tossed in the first..

Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 11:19 CST :: 8/21/2008

Legend of Oasis. Old Saturn game.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:21 CST :: 8/21/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 21:52 CST :: 8/20/2008)
I've taken the Dreamcast out of retirement so I'm now playing Shenmue again.

I played through shenmue 2 just recently, and my dreamcast froze right after the long-ass walk with Shenhua. I didnt save anywhere near there either :cry:
Posted by: kpopgrrl on 17:24 CST :: 8/21/2008

Exceed PS2 (I was just playing).
Posted by: Kuhazan on 19:24 CST :: 8/21/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 16:21 CST :: 8/21/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 21:52 CST :: 8/20/2008)
I've taken the Dreamcast out of retirement so I'm now playing Shenmue again.

I played through shenmue 2 just recently, and my dreamcast froze right after the long-ass walk with Shenhua. I didnt save anywhere near there either :cry:

it would take awhile but after I get there I could just record that area with a DVD recorder :) My Dreamcast VGA box has multi-AV/S-Video and VGA out so no need for me to experience lag while playing either :) but it'll be just as much a cliff hanger if you actually did complete it  :(

Go Sega... I can't wait for Sonic and the Giant Beanstalk....

Posted by: xxxtaco on 21:38 CST :: 8/21/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 18:24 CST :: 8/21/2008)
it'll be just as much a cliff hanger if you actually did complete it  :(

hahahaha
Posted by: Kuhazan on 14:29 CST :: 8/22/2008

New from Sega : Shenmue Online!! Canceled (why was this even made in the first place)  :P
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 09:31 CST :: 8/23/2008

WiiSports Tennis. Can't get enough of this crap.
Posted by: Mana on 15:01 CST :: 8/24/2008

Rock Band...im hooked! haha my friends and I have only played it a couple times, so we have yet to play it smashed...should be interesting
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:23 CST :: 8/25/2008

Quote (Mana @ 16:01 CST :: 8/24/2008)
Rock Band...im hooked! haha my friends and I have only played it a couple times, so we have yet to play it smashed...should be interesting

Welcome to the end of your social life. You will, from this point forward, only hang out with people who are likewise hooked.

So, From the Abyss comes out tomorrow. Same with Tales of Vesperia. Then Infinite Undiscovery on Sept. 1. Then Spore on Sept. 7. Then Rock Band 2 on Sept. 14.

All those awesome games that I can actually PURCHASE now, and since I now have a job, I have no time to play them. Such a dilemma is my life.

Oh, and I just started to play the Zelda Collector's Disc... finally. Majora's Mask, here I come... again.

Posted by: Mana on 22:37 CST :: 8/25/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 20:23 CST :: 8/25/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 16:01 CST :: 8/24/2008)
Rock Band...im hooked! haha my friends and I have only played it a couple times, so we have yet to play it smashed...should be interesting

Welcome to the end of your social life. You will, from this point forward, only hang out with people who are likewise hooked.

lol no i have college soccer coming up so I don't really have time to do really anything else...but I can totally see how that could (and probably does) happen...
Posted by: valius on 00:44 CST :: 8/26/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 20:23 CST :: 8/25/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 16:01 CST :: 8/24/2008)
Rock Band...im hooked! haha my friends and I have only played it a couple times, so we have yet to play it smashed...should be interesting

Welcome to the end of your social life. You will, from this point forward, only hang out with people who are likewise hooked.

So, From the Abyss comes out tomorrow. Same with Tales of Vesperia. Then Infinite Undiscovery on Sept. 1. Then Spore on Sept. 7. Then Rock Band 2 on Sept. 14.

All those awesome games that I can actually PURCHASE now, and since I now have a job, I have no time to play them. Such a dilemma is my life.

Oh, and I just started to play the Zelda Collector's Disc... finally. Majora's Mask, here I come... again.

Tell me how Vesperia and Infinite Undiscovery turn out... those are definitely the games I would get for a 360 if I had one.

Enjoy the Great Bay dungeon again! :)

Posted by: Jared on 17:19 CST :: 8/26/2008

MvC2 is fun.  Abyss is hard to beat though.

Also: Illust Logic DS + Colorful Logic.  And Picross DS.  And some IRL puzzles.

Posted by: Mana on 19:13 CST :: 8/26/2008

how did you get a copy of MvC2? That shits is hella expensive on ebay...if you know where to get one semi cheap let me know...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:23 CST :: 8/26/2008

Quote (valius @ 01:44 CST :: 8/26/2008)
Tell me how Vesperia and Infinite Undiscovery turn out... those are definitely the games I would get for a 360 if I had one.

As far as Vesperia goes, I've played the demo and if you enjoyed Symphonia, (and to a much more extent, Abyss) then you'll really like it.

Infinite Undiscovery is still a toss-up for me. On one hand, it looks kinda like a mashup of FFXII with Dynasty Warrior characters. On the other, it's a Square-Enix game so they're going to at least try to make it good. I'll let you know how it turns out. Don't expect a review or anything like that anytime soon, though.

Quote (valius @ 01:44 CST :: 8/26/2008)
Enjoy the Great Bay dungeon again! :)

:brood:

Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 21:47 CST :: 8/26/2008

Quote (Jared @ 20:19 CST :: 8/26/2008)
MvC2 is fun.  Abyss is hard to beat though.

Cable, Cable, Cable. Triple special, GG.



Actually, just one Cable is enough ;P

Posted by: Jared on 08:08 CST :: 8/27/2008

Quote (Mana @ 18:13 CST :: 8/26/2008)
how did you get a copy of MvC2? That shits is hella expensive on ebay...if you know where to get one semi cheap let me know...

Found it at a GameStop.  It was still $80 though and it didn't have the manual.
Posted by: Mana on 21:18 CST :: 8/27/2008

LUCKY!!!!! Either way, i would have preferred to but it from gamestop instead of waiting from ebay lol...im really jealous now :(
Posted by: Kuhazan on 03:27 CST :: 8/28/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 18:23 CST :: 8/26/2008)
Quote (valius @ 01:44 CST :: 8/26/2008)
Tell me how Vesperia and Infinite Undiscovery turn out... those are definitely the games I would get for a 360 if I had one.

As far as Vesperia goes, I've played the demo and if you enjoyed Symphonia, (and to a much more extent, Abyss) then you'll really like it.

Infinite Undiscovery is still a toss-up for me. On one hand, it looks kinda like a mashup of FFXII with Dynasty Warrior characters. On the other, it's a Square-Enix game so they're going to at least try to make it good. I'll let you know how it turns out. Don't expect a review or anything like that anytime soon, though.

Quote (valius @ 01:44 CST :: 8/26/2008)
Enjoy the Great Bay dungeon again! :)

:brood:

Tri-Ace is the developer of Infinite Undiscovery and to my knowledge... they have a very good track record and have not (to my knowledge) ever made a crappy game. These are the guys responsible for the Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile series of games...

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-Ace >

Honestly IU looks like another Star Ocean... without the false hope of a sci-fi setting that is... haha

Posted by: Mana on 11:05 CST :: 8/28/2008

Im a big fan of Star Ocean so when I heard that Tri-Ace was co-oping with Square...I definitely getting the game, so I hope it'll live up to my expectations!
Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:42 CST :: 8/28/2008

Right, sorry. I totally forgot tri-Ace teamed up with S-E for it. I'm not really keeping up with it, to be honest.

Star Ocean isn't really my type of game anyway. I love action-RPGs and really enjoyed SO2 but there's something about IU that makes me rather play Vesperia at this point.

I'll still play the PSP SO remakes too but I've tried to pick up SO3 multiple times and just couldn't get into it... I assume the same will be said of IU but I'll still give it a try.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 23:02 CST :: 8/28/2008

I can understand Star Ocean 3... the story and overkill on recycled areas was annoying as hell... the game play saved it. But overall Xenosaga was the better sci-fi RPG on the PS2.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 12:25 CST :: 8/29/2008

DJ Max emulated on Synth'N
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 15:21 CST :: 8/29/2008

I'm playing the remake of FF4.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:45 CST :: 8/30/2008

Banjo-Kazooie. I just opened up rusty bucket bay, and i'm afraid to go in. This level was why i never finished the damn game as a kid.
Posted by: Mana on 09:52 CST :: 8/30/2008

Castle Crashers!!!!! OMG its soo fun i highly recommend it!
Posted by: giamatti on 06:12 CST :: 9/06/2008

ultimate mortal kombat 3. just missing that series. wish i could play armageddon though
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 18:33 CST :: 9/06/2008

Mortal Kombat died for me after MK Trilogy ;P
Posted by: giamatti on 21:12 CST :: 9/06/2008

Quote (KurenaiSchwarz @ 19:33 CST :: 9/06/2008)
Mortal Kombat died for me after MK Trilogy ;P

didn't like the 3d alter? just asking

i just went back to playing because of the storyline. especially now at armageddon that they ended things with a bang of a story. gameplay though leaves much to be desired. nearly complete roster of characters, on the plus side.

Posted by: Mana on 09:13 CST :: 9/07/2008

Final Fantasy IV DS, it looks good so far
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 09:32 CST :: 9/07/2008

Quote (giamatti @ 00:12 CST :: 9/07/2008)
Quote (KurenaiSchwarz @ 19:33 CST :: 9/06/2008)
Mortal Kombat died for me after MK Trilogy ;P

didn't like the 3d alter? just asking

i just went back to playing because of the storyline. especially now at armageddon that they ended things with a bang of a story. gameplay though leaves much to be desired. nearly complete roster of characters, on the plus side.

Yes. And I didn't like the weapon system in MK4 too.

Posted by: valius on 15:54 CST :: 9/07/2008

Quote (Mana @ 07:13 CST :: 9/07/2008)
Final Fantasy IV DS, it looks good so far

People who've played the FF4 DS game... is the game just as hard as "original" difficulty or harder (as I've been hearing)?
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 18:47 CST :: 9/07/2008

Quote (valius @ 18:54 CST :: 9/07/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 07:13 CST :: 9/07/2008)
Final Fantasy IV DS, it looks good so far

People who've played the FF4 DS game... is the game just as hard as "original" difficulty or harder (as I've been hearing)?

I played the original one, but I don't remember about the difficulty. Probably it's the same thing. There are some things that the original version doesn't have, like a minimap in the dungeons, for example. When you explore 100% of a level, you get an item. Also, you gain some augments during the game, like Edward's bardsong skill, Counter, Cid's Analysis, etc (I don't remember if it the original version had this feature).

One thing is certain, though: It's FUN.

Posted by: Mana on 19:28 CST :: 9/07/2008

2nd that, its fun but I don't remember if its harder or not...
Posted by: Thanh on 20:58 CST :: 9/07/2008

Makai Kingdom just cause I was never able to find it.  This will keep me busy until Disgaea DS's release.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:12 CST :: 9/08/2008

360 Get!

Castle Crashers is incredible for $15.

Tales of Vesperia is also fantastic. I love myself.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:48 CST :: 9/08/2008

JET SET RADIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I'm going for a 100% run and it is a motherfucker.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 01:23 CST :: 9/10/2008

I am currently playing : Shenmue 2
Posted by: valius on 02:13 CST :: 9/10/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 19:12 CST :: 9/08/2008)
Tales of Vesperia is also fantastic. I love myself.

Tell me how that goes. :)
Posted by: Jared on 16:47 CST :: 9/12/2008

Gadget Racers for GBA.  Frickin' addictive pocket racing GET.
Posted by: Mana on 18:51 CST :: 9/12/2008

Gears of war again...i really think that they botched Gears 2 already cuz they got rid of Execution...
Posted by: Elche on 13:19 CST :: 9/14/2008

Baten Kaitos and Metroid prime for the gamecube. I found them on a very good price, I was never able to finish MP, and baten kaitos was just a very rare relic for me to find, so im playing them on my wii, and of course... SSBB ^^
Posted by: xxxtaco on 15:28 CST :: 9/14/2008

disgaea for the psp. Maybe i'll actually finish this one instead of stopping on chapter 3 like i did with disgaea 2.
Posted by: DJ_Doc on 17:12 CST :: 9/14/2008

I just finished to play MK Shaolin Monks for PS2 and now, I'll go to play PIU... at the Peter Piper where I used to work XD XD XD
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:28 CST :: 9/14/2008

Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2 Rock Band 2

It may be almost identical graphically and as far as the "World Tour" mode goes, but with the addition of all the new songs, MUCH better charts, new Challenges, and Battle of the Bands (which I had no interest in at all until I played it), this game is FAR superior to the first. GO BUY IT.

Also, I've had it since Friday. Suck on it, everyone. :D

Posted by: Jared on 09:55 CST :: 9/15/2008

Feh.  I'll be stuck with the PS2 version again... so I have to wait another two months and even then it'll probably be stripped down like RB1 was.

Oh well, I've got both DJ Max games and the Parodius Collection coming in the mail soon.  :P

Posted by: Guest on 22:25 CST :: 9/16/2008

Rock band for PS2. And all guitar hero games. I can 5 star free bird on expert!
Posted by: Mana on 13:22 CST :: 9/17/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 13:28 CST :: 9/14/2008)
disgaea for the psp. Maybe i'll actually finish this one instead of stopping on chapter 3 like i did with disgaea 2.

You stopped at the same place i did on the PSP...i don't think im gonna finish it either...
Posted by: xxxtaco on 18:53 CST :: 9/17/2008

im still going on Disgaea. I have no idea what it is, but there is something that keeps pulling me back to level characters and just go further with the story. I'm going to play the hell out of this, i know it.
Posted by: Bresso on 19:01 CST :: 9/17/2008

2 minutes ago I was playing with my penis.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:04 CST :: 9/17/2008

Quote (Bresso @ 18:01 CST :: 9/17/2008)
2 minutes ago I was playing with my penis.

you are my new favorite poster on this site
Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:12 CST :: 9/17/2008

PLAYING, not playing WITH.

Though, you do win a gold star for that post.

Still playing Rock Band 2. I'm thinking it was a very very bad idea for me to get this game, it's pretty much all I do in my spare time now besides sleep. I have a feeling any social life I have will be soon spoken of in past tense.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 21:59 CST :: 9/17/2008

Yakuza 2 for right now... probably switch back up to Shenmue 2 in awhile to do some more recordings.
Posted by: Mana on 00:12 CST :: 9/18/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 19:12 CST :: 9/17/2008)
Still playing Rock Band 2. I'm thinking it was a very very bad idea for me to get this game, it's pretty much all I do in my spare time now besides sleep. I have a feeling any social life I have will be soon spoken of in past tense.

Yea I see that you're online all the time too
Posted by: Jared on 19:36 CST :: 9/18/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 20:12 CST :: 9/17/2008)
Still playing Rock Band 2. I'm thinking it was a very very bad idea for me to get this game, it's pretty much all I do in my spare time now besides sleep. I have a feeling any social life I have will be soon spoken of in past tense.

Rock Band is like, the most social videogame released in years, and you aren't getting friends over to play it?

(p.s. i know there's online play, but fuck that, same-room co-op is where it's at)

Posted by: xxxtaco on 19:23 CST :: 9/22/2008

i just hit my first full day of gameplay time, and im still learning about stuff.

EDIT: in disgaea, i mean

Posted by: Mana on 12:22 CST :: 9/24/2008

FFIV DS, I forgot how good a game it was lol!
Posted by: Jared on 16:33 CST :: 9/24/2008

Kirby Super Star Ultraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!11
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:20 CST :: 9/24/2008

Quote (Mana @ 01:12 CST :: 9/18/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 19:12 CST :: 9/17/2008)
Still playing Rock Band 2. I'm thinking it was a very very bad idea for me to get this game, it's pretty much all I do in my spare time now besides sleep. I have a feeling any social life I have will be soon spoken of in past tense.

Yea I see that you're online all the time too

You do? Are you on my friends list? I am confused.

Quote (Jared @ 20:36 CST :: 9/18/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 20:12 CST :: 9/17/2008)
Still playing Rock Band 2. I'm thinking it was a very very bad idea for me to get this game, it's pretty much all I do in my spare time now besides sleep. I have a feeling any social life I have will be soon spoken of in past tense.

Rock Band is like, the most social videogame released in years, and you aren't getting friends over to play it?

(p.s. i know there's online play, but fuck that, same-room co-op is where it's at)

When I go and stay at my friend's place on weekends, it's very social. Lots of people play there. But the fact that none of my friends here at home even play the game... online co-op is all I have during the week.

Posted by: Mana on 20:27 CST :: 9/24/2008

Um, maybe i am confused then cuz i have someone from here on PH that added me and im not sure who it is so i guess i just assumed that that was you...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:49 CST :: 9/24/2008

Nope, not I. Sorry to disappoint.
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 22:28 CST :: 9/24/2008

FFVII CC I like to beat Genesis >=D lol
Posted by: Mana on 18:39 CST :: 9/25/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 18:49 CST :: 9/24/2008)
Nope, not I. Sorry to disappoint.

haha oh well...whats your tag either way then?
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:04 CST :: 9/25/2008

I refuse to give it away here, for fear of the numerous morons on the site here knowing my tag. I'll add you next time I'm on, if that's your tag in your sig?
Posted by: Mana on 22:30 CST :: 9/25/2008

Yes sir, Ill try to play with you but my roommates play Call of duty a lot but if you have the same game I do I definitely will try to play haha. If that last sentence made any sense!
Posted by: noobzaiboot on 01:06 CST :: 9/27/2008

metal gear 3
Posted by: Guest on 12:28 CST :: 9/27/2008

The Napoleon Dynamite game for nintendo DS
Posted by: Mana on 18:01 CST :: 9/27/2008

wtf? i heard that game got a like 4 or something retardedly low on gamespot
Posted by: xxxtaco on 16:22 CST :: 9/29/2008

Quote (Mana @ 17:01 CST :: 9/27/2008)
wtf? i heard that game got a like 4 or something retardedly low on gamespot

its essentially a newgrounds animation ported to the DS.


still on Disgaea. just made it to chapter 11. 39:15 hours on it so far.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:17 CST :: 9/29/2008

I stand corrected. I HATE Rock Band now. My TV has the most abysmal lag and the new drumset is fucking up already. I can't believe I'm actually considering spending as much on a DRUMSET as I did on the entire console...
Posted by: khiratar on 21:22 CST :: 9/29/2008

i'm playing RO agian now... lol.. but now is international server... anyone playing that too?
Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:09 CST :: 9/29/2008

Quote (khiratar @ 20:22 CST :: 9/29/2008)
i'm playing RO agian now... lol.. but now is international server... anyone playing that too?

the secret private server i was playing on isnt up anymore :( I cant bring myself to join a new one.
Posted by: DJ_Doc on 01:08 CST :: 9/30/2008

I'm playin' a fuckin' SNES emulator  XD

Old school rulz!!!

Posted by: Mana on 02:09 CST :: 9/30/2008

Is anyone else here having trouble getting back online on LIVE after their update or whatever?
Posted by: Koop on 10:01 CST :: 9/30/2008

Wario Land SHAKE IT.

amazing game D:

Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:28 CST :: 9/30/2008

Quote (Mana @ 03:09 CST :: 9/30/2008)
Is anyone else here having trouble getting back online on LIVE after their update or whatever?

There was an update? I just logged on without any problems and it didn't ask me to download any updates...
Posted by: Mana on 17:56 CST :: 9/30/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 13:28 CST :: 9/30/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 03:09 CST :: 9/30/2008)
Is anyone else here having trouble getting back online on LIVE after their update or whatever?

There was an update? I just logged on without any problems and it didn't ask me to download any updates...

Oh they shut it down all day yesterday to do some stuff so that they can be ready to switch to the new interface in November or whenever they said it was going to be...but for some reason after it being offline now I can't get back online...
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 18:09 CST :: 10/02/2008

Megaman 9 on Xbox arcade

Holy shit THIS.GAME.IS.HARD.

it's the hardest megaman game since X3 (possibly X6, even though that one was hard cuz of poor level design)

Posted by: Violet Lee on 21:22 CST :: 10/02/2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

Can't quit it. I've been playing this since it was released (June!) and i still can't find strength to remove it from the PS3 and insert any other game, even some that i have barely touched yet (Devil May Cry 4 for example). It's just so freakin addicting. ><

Posted by: Jared on 11:27 CST :: 10/03/2008

Dee Jay Em Pee!
Posted by: Mana on 13:22 CST :: 10/03/2008

Sonic Chronicles...I like it so far, its an entertaining game with a huge use of the touch screen
Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:49 CST :: 10/03/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 19:09 CST :: 10/02/2008)
Megaman 9 on Xbox arcade

Holy shit THIS.GAME.IS.HARD.

it's the hardest megaman game since X3 (possibly X6, even though that one was hard cuz of poor level design)

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You seriously think that ANY of the X games were challenging? Wow. I implore you to play the original series, especially Megaman 1. You want challenge? The original series has got it in spades.

Megaman 9 is way, WAY more difficult than any of the X games ever thought about being. It's not impossible or nearly as miserably difficult as the multitude of morons currently make it out to be but it is definitely challenging, and I love it for that.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:23 CST :: 10/03/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 14:49 CST :: 10/03/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 19:09 CST :: 10/02/2008)
Megaman 9 on Xbox arcade

Holy shit THIS.GAME.IS.HARD.

it's the hardest megaman game since X3 (possibly X6, even though that one was hard cuz of poor level design)

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You seriously think that ANY of the X games were challenging? Wow. I implore you to play the original series, especially Megaman 1. You want challenge? The original series has got it in spades.

Of course, that's the way most NES platformers were. They were so hard it was like, not even fair.

I always found X3 to be quite hard...much harder than X2, anyway. Considering that I never owned those games and I got most of the way through each of them, though, I'm sure Megaman games do get much harder than these ones.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:27 CST :: 10/03/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 15:49 CST :: 10/03/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 19:09 CST :: 10/02/2008)
Megaman 9 on Xbox arcade

Holy shit THIS.GAME.IS.HARD.

it's the hardest megaman game since X3 (possibly X6, even though that one was hard cuz of poor level design)

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You seriously think that ANY of the X games were challenging? Wow. I implore you to play the original series, especially Megaman 1. You want challenge? The original series has got it in spades.

Megaman 9 is way, WAY more difficult than any of the X games ever thought about being. It's not impossible or nearly as miserably difficult as the multitude of morons currently make it out to be but it is definitely challenging, and I love it for that.

Out of all the Megaman X games, i never beat X3. the bosses just knock your ass around and i barely found any power ups to help me

also I take back what I said becuase after playing last night and today MM9 is not hard. i beat Galaxy Man, Jewel Man, and concrete man in one night after a couple of playthroughs. Galaxy man is a pushover and the other two bosses were easy. For a game that critics were tooting, hard and controller smashing diffculty it's not THAT hard. It's not even harder than MM4 or MM2

Yes i played megaman 1 and almost got to the end of the game untill i lose to the water boss in wiley stage. i beat all the other megaman games except 1 and 9. So i consider this one to be the 2nd hardest of the NES megaman titles (MM1 being the 1st)

(I think i was so excitied on wensday i could not contrate)

PS. the "Game" critics are full of shit with this game "difficulty"

Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 18:50 CST :: 10/03/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 19:23 CST :: 10/03/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 14:49 CST :: 10/03/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 19:09 CST :: 10/02/2008)
Megaman 9 on Xbox arcade

Holy shit THIS.GAME.IS.HARD.

it's the hardest megaman game since X3 (possibly X6, even though that one was hard cuz of poor level design)

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You seriously think that ANY of the X games were challenging? Wow. I implore you to play the original series, especially Megaman 1. You want challenge? The original series has got it in spades.

Of course, that's the way most NES platformers were. They were so hard it was like, not even fair.

I always found X3 to be quite hard...much harder than X2, anyway. Considering that I never owned those games and I got most of the way through each of them, though, I'm sure Megaman games do get much harder than these ones.

Not only NES. Many 8-bit games were hard. Specially because there were no saves, limited/no continues, etc. Shinobi is still a pain in the ass for me.


Btw, I'm playing SimCity Creator.

Posted by: Mana on 13:07 CST :: 10/04/2008

Quote (KurenaiSchwarz @ 16:50 CST :: 10/03/2008)
Quote (the_peacemaker @ 19:23 CST :: 10/03/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 14:49 CST :: 10/03/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 19:09 CST :: 10/02/2008)
Megaman 9 on Xbox arcade

Holy shit THIS.GAME.IS.HARD.

it's the hardest megaman game since X3 (possibly X6, even though that one was hard cuz of poor level design)

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You seriously think that ANY of the X games were challenging? Wow. I implore you to play the original series, especially Megaman 1. You want challenge? The original series has got it in spades.

Of course, that's the way most NES platformers were. They were so hard it was like, not even fair.

I always found X3 to be quite hard...much harder than X2, anyway. Considering that I never owned those games and I got most of the way through each of them, though, I'm sure Megaman games do get much harder than these ones.

Not only NES. Many 8-bit games were hard. Specially because there were no saves, limited/no continues, etc. Shinobi is still a pain in the ass for me.


Btw, I'm playing SimCity Creator.

MMX3 was not hard at all...at least for me, the originals were irritating to say the least...the original Ninja Gaiden for the NES was a bitch as well cuz...well...the birds, thats all I have to say
Posted by: xxxtaco on 15:53 CST :: 10/05/2008

I started watching Initial D, so I pirated the Initial D game for the PSP. It's kicking my ass all over the place.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:03 CST :: 10/05/2008

Every game in the X series was absurdly easy to me. I've beaten every (side-scrolling) Megaman game without cheating except the original, so I probably have a little more "experience" to say how much less difficult the X series was overall. X3 I found to be one of the easiest games in the X series, to be honest. Every boss in that game has a ludicrously predictable pattern that you can exploit the shit out of if you have the right weapon.

I can say that while the levels in MM9 are frustrating, the bosses are laughably easy... until Wily's Castle. Then along with the difficult levels, the bosses are pretty crappy too. One thing I really dislike about this game: it's one thing (in the original series) where you COULD use your weapons to get through the levels easier but it's another thing (in this game) where you're FORCED to do so to continue on through the stage.

Anyway the game is fun. I'm a diehard MM fan. Recommended for anyone who likes games and challenge, etc.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 19:06 CST :: 10/06/2008

so I was playing Shenmue 2 and just remembered something horribly funny :


Posted by: Jared on 09:03 CST :: 10/07/2008

I don't get it...

Also, Road Trip is super fun.

Posted by: valius on 17:32 CST :: 10/07/2008

I love Wario Land: Shake It :)

Also, occasionally leveling a character on iRO Valkyrie, the new official free-to-play server that just opened a week ago... pretty nifty :)

Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:55 CST :: 10/07/2008

Is the rest of iRO still pay to play though? Either way, private servers are the way to go.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:11 CST :: 10/07/2008

Tales of Vespeira

Judith is hot

Posted by: valius on 01:16 CST :: 10/08/2008

Yeah, the other official iRO servers are still pay-to-play and have 125% exp rates among other things.

Personally, knowing how hard it is to run, maintain, create content for a game (being in the industry), I can't NOT support the official servers in some way... which is why I refuse to play private (which has its share of cons anyway).  I'm still catching up on all that happened since I left (basically everything from Lighthalzen to Nameless Island :P )


However, I'm probably going to invest more into Fire Emblem and Wario Land first, since I actually paid for those :)  whereas RO is just free tension relief

Posted by: Mana on 03:06 CST :: 10/08/2008

Fucking Fire Emblem is one of my favorite franchises, I can't wait for the DS release
Posted by: Mills McDougle on 11:13 CST :: 10/08/2008

Yo, do you still play Gears?  I play all the time; we should game soon.
Posted by: andreasmarvellius on 23:35 CST :: 10/08/2008

Has Anyone play Monster Hunter ?
i played the Portable 2nd G, Japanese with English Patch.
:D

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 07:16 CST :: 10/09/2008

Bboy the Game on the PS2.
Posted by: ndre on 09:07 CST :: 10/09/2008

mmmmm... elven blood. that's a game on facebook ^^
Posted by: xxxtaco on 11:13 CST :: 10/09/2008

sold my wii and bought a DS with the Dialga and Palkia on front, so now im playing Elite Beat Agents. I also finally bought a copy of disgaea, so im playing through the Etna storyline on my DS now. Everything is going so much smoother than my first playthrough.
Posted by: Mana on 16:55 CST :: 10/09/2008

Quote (Mills McDougle @ 09:13 CST :: 10/08/2008)
Yo, do you still play Gears?  I play all the time; we should game soon.

Yea I play all the time, add me on my account from my sig and hit me up if you want to play...just let me know who you are tho when you add me...
Posted by: Tounge73 on 19:42 CST :: 10/09/2008

Fallout 3
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:06 CST :: 10/09/2008

Holy crap, Tounge, where have YOU been?! :P
Posted by: Tounge73 on 20:12 CST :: 10/09/2008

playing xbox 360 mostly , dont really play pump , i do like goin to the r21 ITG in mississippi , but thats just for custom songs.


Fallout 3 seems good so far , if u got a 360 you should def pick it up when it comes out.

Posted by: Mana on 22:52 CST :: 10/09/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 18:06 CST :: 10/09/2008)
Holy crap, Tounge, where have YOU been?! :P

I 2nd that, Fallout 3 huh? Maybe ill pick it up at the end of the month, cuz I already splurged on a couple other games earlier this month...In all honesty I think im going to buy Gears of War 2 and only play it for the campaign and not much else because it seems that they killed everything that made the original Gears of war multiplayer fun...Anyone else here in the forums who is somewhat decent at the game might have different opinions but IMO its like Halo 3, Halo 2 was great, Halo 3 tried to go too far over the top with making the game all flashy and shit and now its overridden by 10 year olds and shit...

Sorry about that little rant, its cuz I just saw the new video on the Gears website that kinda pissed me off...

Posted by: vookofwar on 23:49 CST :: 10/09/2008

mmm MGS4,Assasins Creed,Dark Sector :P
Posted by: vookofwar on 23:50 CST :: 10/09/2008

mmm MGS4,Assasins Creed,Dark Sector :P
Posted by: vookofwar on 23:51 CST :: 10/09/2008

UUps, sorry for the second message :(
Posted by: FB_Strike on 12:23 CST :: 10/10/2008

Straight cursing at my DS for the last two weeks that i've been playing Contra 4
Posted by: Oni-91 on 15:57 CST :: 10/10/2008

Trackmania Nations Forever (PC) - seriously, trackmaking/racing is very addictive indeed.
Metal Slug Anthology (Wii) - because I need to one credit the original before I even think of stopping play.

Posted by: Mana on 16:54 CST :: 10/12/2008

Kibry super star ultra, its hella fun...oh the nostalgia!
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 19:17 CST :: 10/15/2008

Just scared the shit out of my brother with the Scary Maze Game prank thing. Did it for my own lulz.

Currently playing: Bob's Journey to the center of the Earth on my Sidekick LX.

Posted by: valius on 19:30 CST :: 10/15/2008

A little sprinkling of Wario Land, but now I'm playing Harvest Moon for the Wii... there is a LOT to do. :o
Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:48 CST :: 10/16/2008

Anyone hear about/thinking of getting Dead Space? It's likened to a Gears or RE4-style perspective 3rd person action game, which I loved for RE4. Plus, it's IN SPACE.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 17:23 CST :: 10/16/2008

not necessarily a game but im PLAYiNG my guitar atm.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:58 CST :: 10/16/2008

Fuck you all. I went and bought Dead Space and it's fucking icredible. Like RE in space. Only scarier. And with sci-fi weapons. The constant suspense and tension of when the next thing's gonna pop out and try to rape you is awesome.
Posted by: Mana on 21:58 CST :: 10/16/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:58 CST :: 10/16/2008)
Fuck you all. I went and bought Dead Space and it's fucking icredible. Like RE in space. Only scarier. And with sci-fi weapons. The constant suspense and tension of when the next thing's gonna pop out and try to rape you is awesome.

Fuck you, the games incredible and I was going to tell you that but you couldn't wait...haha yea dude I rarely horror games scared but this one's the exception...fucking severed limbs
Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:52 CST :: 10/17/2008

I hit 80 hours in Disgaea now. 64 on the PSP, and 16 on the DS. I finally made it to the point where grinding levels for exp is actually enjoyable.
Posted by: Mana on 18:27 CST :: 10/17/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 15:52 CST :: 10/17/2008)
I hit 80 hours in Disgaea now. 64 on the PSP, and 16 on the DS. I finally made it to the point where grinding levels for exp is actually enjoyable.

Yea i haven't bought the one for the DS (although im contemplating it) but for the PSP i think i was at 20 hours...Ill have to go back and finish the game itself...

Currently on Gears of War, just got over 10,000 downs lol I think i play the game too much!

Posted by: xxxtaco on 21:50 CST :: 10/17/2008

the DS and PSP ones are the same thing, i just bought the DS version because i felt bad for having so much fun with a pirated copy of the game. NIS earned my $$$ with this game.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:47 CST :: 10/18/2008

I'm playing Rock Band expert drums while just the slightest bit tipsy.

This should be interesting. At the moment I can still 5* Maps. :P

Posted by: Mana on 14:27 CST :: 10/18/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 19:50 CST :: 10/17/2008)
the DS and PSP ones are the same thing, i just bought the DS version because i felt bad for having so much fun with a pirated copy of the game. NIS earned my $$$ with this game.

yea i know, but touch screen sounds like it would be fun...
Posted by: xxxtaco on 16:32 CST :: 10/18/2008

Quote (Mana @ 13:27 CST :: 10/18/2008)
Quote (xxxtaco @ 19:50 CST :: 10/17/2008)
the DS and PSP ones are the same thing, i just bought the DS version because i felt bad for having so much fun with a pirated copy of the game. NIS earned my $$$ with this game.

yea i know, but touch screen sounds like it would be fun...

the touch screen is kind of a pain in the ass to use. It does give you the option to change which direction your person is facing though, thats actually pretty useful. If that's on the PSP version, i cant figure it out.


I got DJ Troopers and Pop'n 15 just a few days ago, so im getting back into IIDX and starting to figure out popn. Both are fun as shit.

Posted by: Mana on 18:08 CST :: 10/18/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 14:32 CST :: 10/18/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 13:27 CST :: 10/18/2008)
Quote (xxxtaco @ 19:50 CST :: 10/17/2008)
the DS and PSP ones are the same thing, i just bought the DS version because i felt bad for having so much fun with a pirated copy of the game. NIS earned my $$$ with this game.

yea i know, but touch screen sounds like it would be fun...

the touch screen is kind of a pain in the ass to use. It does give you the option to change which direction your person is facing though, thats actually pretty useful. If that's on the PSP version, i cant figure it out.


I got DJ Troopers and Pop'n 15 just a few days ago, so im getting back into IIDX and starting to figure out popn. Both are fun as shit.

i thought you could do that in the PSP version with the L and R buttons...shows how long its been since ive played it
Posted by: xxxtaco on 19:58 CST :: 10/18/2008

Quote (Mana @ 17:08 CST :: 10/18/2008)
Quote (xxxtaco @ 14:32 CST :: 10/18/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 13:27 CST :: 10/18/2008)
Quote (xxxtaco @ 19:50 CST :: 10/17/2008)
the DS and PSP ones are the same thing, i just bought the DS version because i felt bad for having so much fun with a pirated copy of the game. NIS earned my $$$ with this game.

yea i know, but touch screen sounds like it would be fun...

the touch screen is kind of a pain in the ass to use. It does give you the option to change which direction your person is facing though, thats actually pretty useful. If that's on the PSP version, i cant figure it out.


I got DJ Troopers and Pop'n 15 just a few days ago, so im getting back into IIDX and starting to figure out popn. Both are fun as shit.

i thought you could do that in the PSP version with the L and R buttons...shows how long its been since ive played it

L and R rotate the map, i meant you can choose the way the the character is facing in the DS version like in FFT.
Posted by: Mana on 20:51 CST :: 10/18/2008

oh ok, yea goes to show you how long its been since ive played it...
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:46 CST :: 10/18/2008

Mother 3.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 13:02 CST :: 10/19/2008

Wait, Popn 15 is out? Which one is that? I forget... I download them still even though my homemade ASC hasn't worked properly in like 3 years.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 14:15 CST :: 10/19/2008

popn 15 Adventure. I need to find some $$$ and buy a minicon. playing this shit on the keyboard is impossible.
Posted by: Koop on 14:37 CST :: 10/19/2008

or get a DASC like this one did :|
Posted by: valius on 15:23 CST :: 10/19/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 11:02 CST :: 10/19/2008)
Wait, Popn 15 is out? Which one is that? I forget... I download them still even though my homemade ASC hasn't worked properly in like 3 years.

I think he's talking about the arcade version... both DJ Troopers and Adventure aren't out on PS2 yet. :o
Posted by: xxxtaco on 15:48 CST :: 10/19/2008

Quote (valius @ 14:23 CST :: 10/19/2008)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 11:02 CST :: 10/19/2008)
Wait, Popn 15 is out? Which one is that? I forget... I download them still even though my homemade ASC hasn't worked properly in like 3 years.

I think he's talking about the arcade version... both DJ Troopers and Adventure aren't out on PS2 yet. :o

yeah, thats what i meant. sorry, wayne
Posted by: Mana on 19:41 CST :: 10/19/2008

Sonic Chronicles...its ok, now that im near the end of the game but its kinda repetitive...
Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:48 CST :: 10/19/2008

finished the Disgaea story missions, now im going through the new game+ shit. Its the same thing with beginnger level enemies vs my level 95 Laharl and level 70 backup crew. I'm going to have to go visit the dark assembly and unlock all my extra stages too. :(
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:10 CST :: 10/19/2008

Cave of Ordeals will help you level up a lot faster. Get that ASAP.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:26 CST :: 10/20/2008

Dead Space + Tales of Vesperia + Rock Band 2 = infinite win of multiple genres.
Posted by: Jared on 13:35 CST :: 10/21/2008

Dokapon Kingdom.

Seriously, if you have one or more friends who will play this game with you, it's a great game.

Posted by: Mana on 15:05 CST :: 10/21/2008

im bout to get Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia so lets see how its going to be...hopefully good!
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:33 CST :: 10/21/2008

eternal sonata
Posted by: Tounge73 on 13:13 CST :: 10/22/2008

anyone played infinite undiscovery ?
Posted by: Kuhazan on 15:22 CST :: 10/22/2008

I'm currently playing Call of Duty 4 (PC) If anyone here has it and wants to play online with me I'm interested. :)
Posted by: valius on 16:58 CST :: 10/22/2008

Quote (Jared @ 11:35 CST :: 10/21/2008)
Dokapon Kingdom.

Seriously, if you have one or more friends who will play this game with you, it's a great game.

I really want to get that game, since it's the party game for RPG fans :)
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:06 CST :: 10/22/2008

Quote (Tounge73 @ 14:13 CST :: 10/22/2008)
anyone played infinite undiscovery ?

I heard it was mediocre at best and horrible at worst. It definitely doesn't look good IMO. Your choice though.
Posted by: Tounge73 on 21:56 CST :: 10/22/2008

well , im probally gonna have gears 2 beat by tomorrow , so im trying to decide if i wanna start infinite or tales next. guess ill go with tales.  then there's Dead Space , Silent Hill , Fable , Midnight club LA , Merc 2 , just so many games out i wanna play right now its nuts.
Posted by: Mana on 01:51 CST :: 10/23/2008

Quote (Tounge73 @ 19:56 CST :: 10/22/2008)
well , im probally gonna have gears 2 beat by tomorrow , so im trying to decide if i wanna start infinite or tales next. guess ill go with tales.  then there's Dead Space , Silent Hill , Fable , Midnight club LA , Merc 2 , just so many games out i wanna play right now its nuts.

wait, how the FUCK do you have Gears 2 so early?

On another note, i just beat Dead Space and holy shit was it an awesome game lol

Posted by: Tounge73 on 14:21 CST :: 10/23/2008

modded system

u can find out about it on x-scene.com if u wanna do it

Posted by: Mana on 19:38 CST :: 10/23/2008

oh ok, yea someone told me about that before i just have never seen anyone with it...im ok with it tho thanks anyways
Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:00 CST :: 10/23/2008

i ran through the story mode on Disgaea a second time, and now i'm starting to go through the Postgame content. How can repetitive level griding be so goddamn fun D:
Posted by: Jared on 20:10 CST :: 10/24/2008

megaman collection is fun, even if i can't beat a single game
Posted by: Mana on 15:28 CST :: 10/25/2008

Order of Ecclesia is a great fucking game, I highly recommend it
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 16:23 CST :: 10/25/2008

Counter-Strike: Source lol
Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:21 CST :: 10/25/2008

Fable II.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:20 CST :: 10/26/2008

Quote (Mana @ 14:28 CST :: 10/25/2008)
Order of Ecclesia is a great fucking game, I highly recommend it

I just got it.

It is good...and it's HARD. :indifferent: Not something I expected from a Castlevania game...and considering how much I suck at Mega Man games, I think it's saying something to note that I always found the Castlevania games too easy.

The enemies are very strong and VERY numerous in this game.

Posted by: Turkeyslam on 04:07 CST :: 10/26/2008

I midnight-launched GHWT. It is the first console game I have purchased in six years (literally).

I'm tired.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 10:01 CST :: 10/26/2008

Off-topic, but...

Why the hell is it that I have NEVER seen a song list, or ANYTHING, that shows the exact tiers of the songs in that game? All the songs' names are there, but it seems like no one knows where everything is and how hard the songs are.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:32 CST :: 10/26/2008

playing guitar hero world tour and it's fucking awesome

the touch strip has a very steep learning curve

Posted by: Turkeyslam on 19:37 CST :: 10/26/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 10:01 CST :: 10/26/2008)
Off-topic, but...

Why the hell is it that I have NEVER seen a song list, or ANYTHING, that shows the exact tiers of the songs in that game? All the songs' names are there, but it seems like no one knows where everything is and how hard the songs are.

There's technically no tiering in the game. Everything's subdvided into little tours with a few songs apiece.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 21:29 CST :: 10/26/2008

way to be original, harmoinx :rolleyes:

im playing Mario Golf. I've never played a game that i performed so erratically on. I'm going between birdies and +2 on every other hole.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:32 CST :: 10/26/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 22:29 CST :: 10/26/2008)
way to be original, activision and neversoft :rolleyes:

Harmonix is the originator. They do Rock Band now. I fixed your post to reflect the real thieves.

Anyway, Fable II is awesome.

And I dunno if I posted this before, but I found an 8-bit version of Megaman 7. It's not emulated or reverse-engineered or anything. It's a PC program built ground-up to be what Megaman 7 would've been, had it been on the NES instead of SNES. I gotta say, they did a GREAT FUCKING JOB on it. For anyone who wants it, here's the link: < http://www7.atwiki.jp/wakuwakusuru/pages/13.html >

The page is in moonspeak but it's the first link at the top that says ver.final2. Also, the controls might be a bit awkward for some people who, like me, play like a normal controller looks (arrows with left hand, numpad for face buttons). < This link > explains more about the game, and the controls since I've already typed way too much.

And if this is old... well... fuck you.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:58 CST :: 10/26/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 20:32 CST :: 10/26/2008)
Quote (xxxtaco @ 22:29 CST :: 10/26/2008)
way to be original, activision and neversoft :rolleyes:

Harmonix is the originator. They do Rock Band now. I fixed your post to reflect the real thieves.

I never paid attention to who makes what in video games
Posted by: Mana on 12:59 CST :: 10/27/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 01:20 CST :: 10/26/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 14:28 CST :: 10/25/2008)
Order of Ecclesia is a great fucking game, I highly recommend it

I just got it.

It is good...and it's HARD. :indifferent: Not something I expected from a Castlevania game...and considering how much I suck at Mega Man games, I think it's saying something to note that I always found the Castlevania games too easy.

The enemies are very strong and VERY numerous in this game.

Thats why I love it so much, cuz I always felt like in previous Castlevania games the enemies were just too easy and died right away...

Thinking of getting the new (or should I say old) Star Ocean game but I dunno where my PSP is haha

Posted by: giamatti on 12:46 CST :: 10/28/2008

hotel 626.

not leaving. can't actually

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:14 CST :: 10/28/2008

Still playing World Tour
Posted by: xxxtaco on 16:43 CST :: 10/28/2008

im playing pokemon ruby and im trying to solo everything as best i can. it's working for the most part, but i have to keep using super potions during gym fights because they like to heal more often than i do.
Posted by: Mana on 17:36 CST :: 10/30/2008

Dead Space again, on a 2nd play through trying to get some of the achievements...its definitely less scary after having played it once but I still jump every once in a while when an enemy jumps out of a corner...
Posted by: Jared on 18:56 CST :: 10/30/2008

Mega Man & Bass, Mega Man 4, Mega Man I, Mega Man II, and Rockman & Forte: Challenger from the Future.  Oh and that new Penny Racers game for Wii but it's not as fun as these.

Also, Wayne, yeah that's old, but did you know that the same guys are working on a conversion of MM8?

Posted by: Tounge73 on 19:08 CST :: 10/30/2008

been hearing good things about dead space , might have to give it a shot. the last game that made me jump on 360 was condemned so i need a good scary game.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:38 CST :: 10/30/2008

Quote (Jared @ 19:56 CST :: 10/30/2008)
Also, Wayne, yeah that's old, but did you know that the same guys are working on a conversion of MM8?

No kidding? That's awesome. I have the feeling an 8bit MM8 wouldn't really feel the same though. I think 8 just "feels" 32-bit, ya know? I dunno, I'll keep an open mind about it but to me, the first 32-bit megaman games (8 and X4) were definitely some of the best in the series and just "felt" next-gen (at the time). Now the voice acting in 8 and X4, on the other hand... though they did WAY better when they brought in Wavegroup for the new voice acting in the X Collection.

Personally, I feel like MM7 could've (and would've, judging by this conversion) been better on the NES. I understand they wanted to try the new technology but 7 was obnoxious. That's not to say I didn't like it, it's probably one of my faves. It was just... unnecessary to bring to a 16-bit console.

Posted by: Thanh on 21:09 CST :: 10/30/2008

IIDX Gold =D
Posted by: valius on 00:53 CST :: 10/31/2008

Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranqulity... soon to be supplanted by Valkyria, Tales of Symphonia 2, and Animal Crossing when they all come out around the same time.
Posted by: AokiQiao on 13:15 CST :: 10/31/2008

Barely got IIDX Distorded.
:P
So ill be So Fabulous!!!! with it for a while.

Posted by: Mana on 14:17 CST :: 10/31/2008

Quote (Tounge73 @ 17:08 CST :: 10/30/2008)
been hearing good things about dead space , might have to give it a shot. the last game that made me jump on 360 was condemned so i need a good scary game.

Its a good game to get, its fun and it will make you jump
Posted by: Tounge73 on 17:07 CST :: 10/31/2008

ATTN: If you get the NXE preview file , its like 8.5megs , dont install it if you still wanna play on live , i installed it on one of my systems and it wont connect to live until the NXE comes out , and when i put my harddrive on my 2nd 360 it autoinstalled so now im outta live till the 19th except for live enabled pc games  :indifferent:
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 12:37 CST :: 11/01/2008

Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008 on the 360.
Posted by: The W on 23:00 CST :: 11/01/2008

Rock Band 2 and Metal Gear Acid two on hard.
Posted by: Mana on 18:53 CST :: 11/02/2008

Beat Order of Ecclesia so now im playing it again on Hard...Also trying to finish Advance Wars Duel Strike on Hard as well, seeing as im near the final mission
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:46 CST :: 11/06/2008

Got to case 5 on Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations.

I've heard it's an awesome case, and seeing that it's the last one (and that case 4 was quite stirring by itself), I'm actually going to go and finish Justice for All first. I hate that stupid circus case though...

Posted by: valius on 02:00 CST :: 11/07/2008

Speaking of Wright, I will be joining you on Justice For All, since I'm finishing up the last case of Ace Attorney right now.
Posted by: Mana on 22:08 CST :: 11/07/2008

Gears 2...FUCKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! The story at least, i haven't beasted the multiplayer yet seeing as i just finished the campaign in a 9 hour run...geez i need an energy drink
Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:03 CST :: 11/08/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 21:46 CST :: 11/06/2008)
Got to case 5 on Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations.

I've heard it's an awesome case, and seeing that it's the last one (and that case 4 was quite stirring by itself), I'm actually going to go and finish Justice for All first. I hate that stupid circus case though...

T&T is #3 in the series right? The one with Dahlia? If that's the right one, Case 5 is FUCKING EPIC in that it ties everything up and provides an actual closure to the "Phoenix Saga" and is definitely the best case in the series, in my opinion. And I've played through them all.

And I think the circus case is definitely one of the worst/most boring in the entire series. I could care less about Max Galactica or Moe the annoying Clown. Trilo is hilarious though, the only thing that saves the case.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 00:29 CST :: 11/08/2008

I've been playing the demo of Crysis. Anyone played the final game? I am impressed with the demo which is basically just the start of the game so I would like some insight on how fantastic the rest of it is before I go plop down $39.99 or whatever it costs these days.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 17:34 CST :: 11/08/2008

CoD5 Demo. >:D
Posted by: Mana on 20:46 CST :: 11/08/2008

Gears 2, the multiplayer suuuuuuuuucks! bad bad bad...argh!!!! I can't really express in words how bad the multiplayer is in it...so sad too especially after a great campaign....
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:33 CST :: 11/08/2008

going back to playing Eternal Sonata to give my hand a break from GH World Tour
Posted by: xxxtaco on 01:44 CST :: 11/09/2008

pokemon diamond. im trying to get the first badge so i can claim the free Dragonite at Toys R Us tomorrow.
Posted by: Cyko on 14:54 CST :: 11/11/2008

DJ Max Portable 2
- Try to get 8 Buttons Mode

My DJ Percentage = 36.0+

Posted by: valius on 01:47 CST :: 11/13/2008

Now playing:

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

and putting everything else on hold except Harvest Moon.


So much fun to make fun of Lloyd, and my new target Emil :)

Posted by: Kuhazan on 02:21 CST :: 11/13/2008

Quote (valius @ 00:47 CST :: 11/13/2008)
Now playing:

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

and putting everything else on hold except Harvest Moon.


So much fun to make fun of Lloyd, and my new target Emil :)

I have not picked it up yet, how is it?
Posted by: valius on 02:30 CST :: 11/14/2008

Now, i'm going in NOT expecting this to be as good as ToS, but hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised.  Keep in mind, I haven't played Abyss or Vesperia, so most of the upgrades to the battle system are new to me.  Also, I'm only three hours in, so there's a LOT of game and battle-related things I don't know yet.

Cons:

* No World Map... you pick a location with pointer.  I knew it wouldn't have this, since they mentioned this long ago.
* No Japanese voice option... but this only matters for sticklers like me.
* Intro, like all Tales games, is orchestral rather than the original Japanese intro.

Pros:

* Better graphics, of course.  No more chibis and thick black lines.
* Lots of cutscenes with lots of animation.  Gone are the stiff days of ToS.  The "I'm watching an anime" feeling is definitely here, and I love it.
* Skits all have voice acting.
* FREE RUN!  A welcome addition to the battle system.

Neutral:

* Voice acting... doesn't feel much better than ToS.  Marta and Tenebrae are fine, and the voices fit the characters... I'm mixed on Vash the Stampede... I mean, Emil.  I suppose it's not as big an adjustment if you've watched the North American dubbed versions of Trigun and Eureka Seven.  Others are ok, and, so far, no woeful "Colette-level" acting.
* New voices for some (all?  No idea yet) of the old cast... so no more Robin voice for Lloyd.


And that's it for now... going to get back to it now. :)

Posted by: Kuhazan on 04:31 CST :: 11/14/2008

Thanks I'll be picking it up soon, I just let a friend borrow the Wii... so no rush... I'll let them keep it for another week or two. Don't own a 360 so no Vesperia for me... unless Namco would gladly port it to PC which I would gladly purchase it for.... which totally won't happen.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 15:13 CST :: 11/14/2008

Kaizo Super Mario World Romhack and trying out some other Kaizo-based Super Mario World romhacks for the SNES emu.
Posted by: valius on 16:55 CST :: 11/14/2008

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 13:13 CST :: 11/14/2008)
Kaizo Super Mario World Romhack and trying out some other Kaizo-based Super Mario World romhacks for the SNES emu.

Why are you subjecting yourself to that? :O  There's no need to decrease your lifespan by pure frustration...
Posted by: Mana on 23:43 CST :: 11/14/2008

CoD: World at war...its ok, basically like CoD 4 except in a WWII setting...
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 05:17 CST :: 11/15/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 23:46 CST :: 11/06/2008)
Got to case 5 on Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations.

I've heard it's an awesome case, and seeing that it's the last one (and that case 4 was quite stirring by itself), I'm actually going to go and finish Justice for All first. I hate that stupid circus case though...

Best case of the whole series.


And I can't wait for Gyakuten Kenji.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:10 CST :: 11/15/2008

YOU SON OF A BITCH THAT'S WHAT I SAID AND I WAS IGNORED.

Gyakuten Kenji? Wha? Am I really THAT out of the loop of the series?

Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 21:42 CST :: 11/15/2008

Wayne:



It's a spinoff in 3rd person, where Edgeworth is the main character. The game happens between JFA and T&T, if I remember well.


EDIT: Holy shit, I'm using acronyms to name the games... I'm more hooked than I though :indifferent:

Posted by: Mana on 04:51 CST :: 11/16/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 14:10 CST :: 11/15/2008)
YOU SON OF A BITCH THAT'S WHAT I SAID AND I WAS IGNORED.

Haha ah good old wayne...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:51 CST :: 11/16/2008

Quote (KurenaiSchwarz @ 22:42 CST :: 11/15/2008)
Wayne:

video

It's a spinoff in 3rd person, where Edgeworth is the main character. The game happens between JFA and T&T, if I remember well.


EDIT: Holy shit, I'm using acronyms to name the games... I'm more hooked than I though :indifferent:

That's badass, I'd always wondered how it'd be to play the "other side" of the series. This is even better since it will apparently show more of how Edgeworth "turned good" between JFA and T&T. I think I'm looking forward to this.

Also, commence Edgey fangirls worldwide squealing and orgasming simultaneously.

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 22:57 CST :: 11/16/2008

PIU zero portable =P
Posted by: C18 on 23:58 CST :: 11/16/2008

super smash bros brawl
pump it up zero psp

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 15:41 CST :: 11/17/2008

Quote (valius @ 15:55 CST :: 11/14/2008)
Quote (CorruptedOne @ 13:13 CST :: 11/14/2008)
Kaizo Super Mario World Romhack and trying out some other Kaizo-based Super Mario World romhacks for the SNES emu.

Why are you subjecting yourself to that? :O  There's no need to decrease your lifespan by pure frustration...

= =; i'm not that bad at it for a noob. After going through Super Mario World over and over it's still hard but I've managed to get through a few levels.
Posted by: Mana on 15:59 CST :: 11/17/2008

Devil May Cry 4, trying to clear the Bloody Palace...
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:17 CST :: 11/17/2008

Damn I want World At War. Mana how's the storyline compared to CoD4?
Posted by: Mana on 22:09 CST :: 11/17/2008

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 14:17 CST :: 11/17/2008)
Damn I want World At War. Mana how's the storyline compared to CoD4?

Its alright, i liked Cod4 better just because I felt it had a better story...
Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:27 CST :: 11/17/2008

I fixed my PS2 today, so you guys dont have to listen to me say "im still playing disgaea" all the time.




so i started a file on disgaea 2...

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:15 CST :: 11/17/2008

Eternal Sonata..almost done
Posted by: Tounge73 on 06:20 CST :: 11/18/2008

are you on 1st playthrough or encore?
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:24 CST :: 11/18/2008

Quote (Tounge73 @ 06:20 CST :: 11/18/2008)
are you on 1st playthrough or encore?

1st playthrough at the Coda Ruins
this game is probabley one of the easier JRPG's i have ever played. The only boos that game me trouble was the Johnny Young Bosh voiced character in which i forget to upgrade my weapons

Posted by: valius on 00:17 CST :: 11/19/2008

Finished Ace Attorney with a bang!  Now playing Justice For All. :)
Posted by: Kuhazan on 03:02 CST :: 11/19/2008

currently playing Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new World.... and you know what... I'm starting to like it more than the original.
Posted by: valius on 13:54 CST :: 11/19/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 01:02 CST :: 11/19/2008)
currently playing Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new World.... and you know what... I'm starting to like it more than the original.

I will say the battle system gives you a lot more freedom. :)  Nice to have all the stuff from Tales of Abyss carry over.

I was skeptical about the monster recruitment system at first, but it's almost seamlessly integrated, so that it never feels like a hassle... :)

Voiced C-Skits are nice too.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:20 CST :: 11/19/2008

Quote (valius @ 13:54 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 01:02 CST :: 11/19/2008)
currently playing Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new World.... and you know what... I'm starting to like it more than the original.

I will say the battle system gives you a lot more freedom. :)  Nice to have all the stuff from Tales of Abyss carry over.

I was skeptical about the monster recruitment system at first, but it's almost seamlessly integrated, so that it never feels like a hassle... :)

Voiced C-Skits are nice too.

errr don't you mean Tales of Symphonia 1?
Posted by: valius on 16:24 CST :: 11/19/2008

Well, Tales of Symphonia 2 has the Unison attacks from Symphonia 1.  It also has all the enhancements Abyss got for the battle system (which Abyss inherited from Symphonia 1)...
Posted by: Kuhazan on 16:24 CST :: 11/19/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 15:20 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (valius @ 13:54 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 01:02 CST :: 11/19/2008)
currently playing Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new World.... and you know what... I'm starting to like it more than the original.

I will say the battle system gives you a lot more freedom. :)  Nice to have all the stuff from Tales of Abyss carry over.

I was skeptical about the monster recruitment system at first, but it's almost seamlessly integrated, so that it never feels like a hassle... :)

Voiced C-Skits are nice too.

errr don't you mean Tales of Symphonia 1?

it carries over all of the features of the first Tales of Symphonia and Tales of the Abyss as well and adds its own twists... that is what he means.
Posted by: Tounge73 on 00:17 CST :: 11/20/2008

left 4 dead is a def. buy online is so much fun playing as the infected
Posted by: Kuhazan on 22:11 CST :: 11/20/2008

I should go and try the demo of Left 4 Dead already.... ok that is next on my 2 download list!
Posted by: No.9 on 01:24 CST :: 11/21/2008

Trying to get through Fallout 3. I have wayyyyy too many games that I've picked up and haven't really played:
-Dead Space (I need the epic tier 3 and the weapon achievements)
-Armored Core 4 AND Armored Core: For Answer
-Eternal Sonata
-Bioshock (I need the one where you beat the game on hard without using the Vita-Chambers)
-Infinite Undiscovery
-Mega Man 9
-Devil May Cry 4
-Ikaruga (no way I'm beating it with one continue but the "good grade" achievements are possible)
-Assassin's Creed
-The Darkness
-Ninja Gaiden (never going to get all the achievements  :( )
Sadly enough though I'm never going to finish some of these games  :(

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 03:52 CST :: 11/21/2008

The sims 2 XDDDD
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 10:03 CST :: 11/21/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 16:24 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 15:20 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (valius @ 13:54 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 01:02 CST :: 11/19/2008)
currently playing Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new World.... and you know what... I'm starting to like it more than the original.

I will say the battle system gives you a lot more freedom. :)  Nice to have all the stuff from Tales of Abyss carry over.

I was skeptical about the monster recruitment system at first, but it's almost seamlessly integrated, so that it never feels like a hassle... :)

Voiced C-Skits are nice too.

errr don't you mean Tales of Symphonia 1?

it carries over all of the features of the first Tales of Symphonia and Tales of the Abyss as well and adds its own twists... that is what he means.

Wasen't their a feature in the game that allows you to transfer your Tales of Symphonia 1 save data into the game? i thought was what he was talking about
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 10:34 CST :: 11/21/2008

Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow.

I finished it at 98% and started again in Julius mode.

Posted by: valius on 14:11 CST :: 11/21/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 08:03 CST :: 11/21/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 16:24 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 15:20 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (valius @ 13:54 CST :: 11/19/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 01:02 CST :: 11/19/2008)
currently playing Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new World.... and you know what... I'm starting to like it more than the original.

I will say the battle system gives you a lot more freedom. :)  Nice to have all the stuff from Tales of Abyss carry over.

I was skeptical about the monster recruitment system at first, but it's almost seamlessly integrated, so that it never feels like a hassle... :)

Voiced C-Skits are nice too.

errr don't you mean Tales of Symphonia 1?

it carries over all of the features of the first Tales of Symphonia and Tales of the Abyss as well and adds its own twists... that is what he means.

Wasen't their a feature in the game that allows you to transfer your Tales of Symphonia 1 save data into the game? i thought was what he was talking about

Yeah, if you have a ToS1 completed save, then you get something at the beginning of the game.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 23:58 CST :: 11/21/2008

I tried Sonic Unleashed PS2/Wii version... lets just say after the first stage I'm not interested.

Hopeful the 360/PS3 version will at least be in the same class as Sonic Rush Adventure...  :indifferent:

Seriously stay away from Unleashed on PS Twii!

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 12:44 CST :: 11/22/2008

my mom bought me the Last Remnant and then put it under the tree  :(  so i will have to wait a while to play it

Playing Tales of Vespiera again

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 13:59 CST :: 11/22/2008

Madden '08 on the Wii.
Posted by: Mana on 16:51 CST :: 11/22/2008

Devil May cry 4, i got the "S all Devil hunter missions" but i can't get the human one for some reason...even tho HUmans the easier difficulty...
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 17:19 CST :: 11/22/2008

Disgaea 1. Playing for about an hour or two. Still on Chapter 1. Mid-Boss's map is hard.

F-ZERO GX. I have to unlock everything all over again. Fuuuuck.

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando. Got past the first world. The space section can kiss my ass though.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 18:26 CST :: 11/22/2008


sad part is i know im still going to be playing for another 160 hours or so.

Posted by: Mana on 15:59 CST :: 11/23/2008

Quote (xxxtaco @ 16:26 CST :: 11/22/2008)

sad part is i know im still going to be playing for another 160 hours or so.

HOLY FUCK!!!! How many hours have you been playing? Also, has anyone here played Luminous Arc 2 yet? I kinda wanna get it but i want to hear some opinions...
Posted by: xxxtaco on 18:42 CST :: 11/23/2008

i have 160 hours on that file, but i know i can do it all again in probably half that time. It was my first playthrough, so i spent a lot of time just bumbling around, not knowing what i was doing.
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 20:51 CST :: 11/23/2008

I was waiting the US/EUR version of Chrono Trigger DS, but downloaded the japanese version to check the game, and... FUCK YEAH - it runs in english!
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:51 CST :: 11/23/2008

Lost Odyssey on 360. this game gets no respect at all   :(
Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:56 CST :: 11/23/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 22:51 CST :: 11/23/2008)
Lost Odyssey on 360. this game gets no respect at all   :(

BINGO. And one of my friends had the stupidity/nerve to say it looks "muddy" and "like it was on N64". The dumbass...
Posted by: Kuhazan on 19:06 CST :: 11/24/2008

that must have been based of watching a video on youtube or his eyes are going bad.

Anyhow just tried Mirror's Edge... and I must purchase this game in 2009 when the PC release comes around.

Posted by: Koop on 00:07 CST :: 11/25/2008

popn 13
Posted by: Jared on 20:55 CST :: 11/25/2008

DDR Extreme 2 lol

Some of the secret mission requirements are REEEEEALLY dumb.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:24 CST :: 11/25/2008

the new Prinny game. Shit's hard, yo.
Posted by: Koop on 09:12 CST :: 11/26/2008

but is it fun
Posted by: xxxtaco on 16:40 CST :: 11/26/2008

the only thing keeping me from throwing my PSP through the wall is that i want to keep playing the game. It's hard, but it gives you the feeling that you can still pass whatever is screwing you up once you figure out what you need to do. The first time i played, i spent 30 lives getting through the second level, and i got stuck at a group of enemies a few feet from the end door. The second time i started my file over (cant figure out how to save yet, everything is in moonspeak) I made it through level one and two with no deaths.
Posted by: Mana on 19:57 CST :: 11/26/2008

When is that shit supposed to come out here in the states?
Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:13 CST :: 11/26/2008

feburary 2009.

here's the iso for those of you with CFW. im not sure what the lowest firmware you need is, but 3.9 is working fine for me
< http://www.megaupload.com/?d=31R8TLB4 >

Posted by: Mana on 15:30 CST :: 11/27/2008

i like the prinnies, maybe ill get it when it comes out here d00d haha
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 08:22 CST :: 11/28/2008

Playing DQIV for the DS. Good old school RPG action! I can get used to this kind of series. I missed the classic random battles, grinding, simple story with interesting characters. Fun game. Three chapters down and two to go! :D
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 10:15 CST :: 11/28/2008

Midnight Club: Los Angeles on the 360. Pretty decent game for a Midnight Club series game.
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 11:17 CST :: 11/28/2008

FFX
Posted by: Guest on 16:54 CST :: 11/28/2008

The Sims 2: Life stories LOL  :)
Posted by: Kuhazan on 05:37 CST :: 11/30/2008

Tales of Phantasia.... because I completed Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the New World and I had to complete the trilogy by playing the very first Tales game which happens to take place in the same world and later on.
Posted by: miguelromero on 13:23 CST :: 11/30/2008

I love to play fighting gemes
KOF, SVC Chaos, Rage of the Dragons, Vampire Savior, Rival Schools...

And Metal Slug (1,2,3,4,y 5)

I know they are VERY OLD GAMES but I still love them all

Somebody here loves the fighting games too?



Posted by: valius on 16:41 CST :: 11/30/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 03:37 CST :: 11/30/2008)
Tales of Phantasia.... because I completed Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the New World and I had to complete the trilogy by playing the very first Tales game which happens to take place in the same world and later on.

How'd you finish it that fast?!  I'm only on hour 21 right now... with probably at least 0.5-2 hrs. of play a day.

And I heard Phantasia was pretty great for its time as well.

Posted by: Mana on 16:49 CST :: 11/30/2008

Quote (miguelromero @ 11:23 CST :: 11/30/2008)
I love to play fighting gemes
KOF, SVC Chaos, Rage of the Dragons, Vampire Savior, Rival Schools...

And Metal Slug (1,2,3,4,y 5)

I know they are VERY OLD GAMES but I still love them all

Somebody here loves the fighting games too?

Yea im a fighter buff (of sorts), i've played pretty much every street fighter game and spinoffs thereof with the exception of Rival Schools which did peak my interest...

A question about the tales of "series", I was thinking of playing them but i was wondering which one i should start with...the gamecube one? Some help would be appreciated...

Also, has anyone here played ikaruga on the 360? I got the achievement where you get an A or higher on both missions 1 and 2 but its really fucking hard to get and A on 3 and thereafter...

*Whew* That was a long post!

Posted by: Kuhazan on 23:49 CST :: 11/30/2008

Quote (valius @ 15:41 CST :: 11/30/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 03:37 CST :: 11/30/2008)
Tales of Phantasia.... because I completed Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the New World and I had to complete the trilogy by playing the very first Tales game which happens to take place in the same world and later on.

How'd you finish it that fast?!  I'm only on hour 21 right now... with probably at least 0.5-2 hrs. of play a day.

And I heard Phantasia was pretty great for its time as well.

It is about 30 hours. I finished it so fast because lately I haven't been going out much on my free time... that and there wasn't much getting lost since there were no new towns... speaking of which I could go ahead and give you an ISO of the PSX version of Tales of Phantasia since Namco has no intentions of ever releasing a working version of it in the states (unless it pops up on virtual console)

Anyhow it was pretty good, Tales of Phantasia is off to a good start as well... I played it before I just couldn't adjust to the high encounter rate of the SNES version... fixed on the PS1 version... :)

a few bad things I found for dawn of the new world (that are not spoilers at all) the Ymir forest, Fooji Mountains and Exire were not used at all.

Posted by: valius on 01:17 CST :: 12/02/2008

Interesting that those places weren't used... oh well.  I still got to get out of the Temple of Lightning...

How are you playing the PSX version of Phantasia?  Are you using an English patch?

Posted by: Kuhazan on 01:27 CST :: 12/02/2008

Yeah I'm using the English patch... I tried the GBA version before it was unacceptable hehe. (Come on frame rate issues from an SNES port?)

So yeah I could send it any old time if you'd like it.

Posted by: Mana on 21:53 CST :: 12/08/2008

Banjo Kazooie, i got it off the Marketplace...brings back memories!
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:01 CST :: 12/08/2008

Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal

FUCK YEAH BOUNCER IS OVERPOWERED

Posted by: Koop on 23:36 CST :: 12/08/2008

Phantom brave

fuck yeah BREAD

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:49 CST :: 12/08/2008

Oh god Phantom Brave. That game kicked my ass on the first mission and I haven't had the urge to play it more.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:04 CST :: 12/09/2008

Persona 4

the game is great but they kept the japanese suffixes and the puns and sayings, which i have no idea what the hell they mean

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 22:16 CST :: 12/11/2008

Read the instruction book. There's a guide to the honorifics there.

I don't mind them so much, but it is definitely harder than P3.

Been playing it almost nonstop since I got it. Lots of interesting tweaks to the battle system from P3.


Also, Phantom Brave is headed to the Wii.

Interesting news, but I do have the PS2 version already.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:55 CST :: 12/11/2008

Quote (cj_iwakura @ 22:16 CST :: 12/11/2008)
Also, Phantom Brave is headed to the Wii.

Interesting news, but I do have the PS2 version already.

That's news for me.

I never finished P3 so I'm a bit reluctant on getting P4.

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 00:22 CST :: 12/12/2008



And definitely finish P3 first. There's no connection between 3 and 4, but 4 will break you unless you get the hang of 3 first.

3's also great.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 04:45 CST :: 12/12/2008

gah stuck in Tales of Phantasia... or rather stuck on a side quest... cannot find the door that leads to the rest of the Moria Gallery... argh!!


Posted by: cj_iwakura on 10:03 CST :: 12/12/2008

I'm guessing that's not the GBA version.
Posted by: Freirito on 10:55 CST :: 12/12/2008

PIU EXCED for the 5th time for ps 2, everytime i finish the game and unlock GO, something hapens and i have to start again, the last time my memory card cloned the data files and i eliminated the incorrect one :-(
Posted by: valius on 17:30 CST :: 12/12/2008

I'm torn between beating Tales of Symphonia 2 a second time and getting all the stuff I missed or starting Tales of Abyss and pummeling through that.

Wow, ToA is... a larger step backwards from ToS2 than I thought, though I expected the step backwards anyway. :P

Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 20:42 CST :: 12/12/2008

Still playing CT.

This time, I want to finish with all the endings ;P

Posted by: Mana on 21:39 CST :: 12/12/2008

Caved and bought Tales of Vesperia...im deciding if I should no life it for the next few days to finish it...
Posted by: valius on 22:00 CST :: 12/12/2008

I heard that it is very good, though I can't actually testify to it... apparently Moonlight likes it a lot...
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:38 CST :: 12/12/2008

Quote (valius @ 22:00 CST :: 12/12/2008)
I heard that it is very good, though I can't actually testify to it... apparently Moonlight likes it a lot...

The game is fucking awesome. Combat is an absolute blast and you can't button mash to win bosses either, you have to use strategy to win. The game is huge clocking in at over 50 hours.

the only downside is the story and characters. Story is great but nothing special and the pink Estelle is annoying as hell.

Also theirs no japanese dub, only English dub and the voice work is average

But Judith is hot...VERY HOT hehehehehehe

Posted by: Kuhazan on 00:24 CST :: 12/13/2008

Quote (cj_iwakura @ 09:03 CST :: 12/12/2008)
I'm guessing that's not the GBA version.

PS1 version, the GBA version runs far too slow for my tastes. And Valius... Tales of the Abyss has all of the features of the Symphonia sequel... it's just that you actually have to learn free run and other skills.

Abyss is also a lot longer... and by that I mean a lot longer... the annoying part about Abyss is if you don't do certain things early on you cannot access bonus dungeons and other things... there are also a bunch of hidden scenes dumped in the game that simply are if you don't do this or choose this you don't see it... argh.

Posted by: valius on 01:36 CST :: 12/13/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 22:24 CST :: 12/12/2008)
Quote (cj_iwakura @ 09:03 CST :: 12/12/2008)
I'm guessing that's not the GBA version.

PS1 version, the GBA version runs far too slow for my tastes. And Valius... Tales of the Abyss has all of the features of the Symphonia sequel... it's just that you actually have to learn free run and other skills.

Abyss is also a lot longer... and by that I mean a lot longer... the annoying part about Abyss is if you don't do certain things early on you cannot access bonus dungeons and other things... there are also a bunch of hidden scenes dumped in the game that simply are if you don't do this or choose this you don't see it... argh.

Well, I was referring to the "tech" so to speak (animations and graphics-wise) when I made that comment, since I know that Symphonia 2's system is based on Abyss's (except Elemental Grid and Skill points vs. fonon system).  I'll miss the better graphics and the smooth motion captured animation from Symphonia 2. :(  Seeing stiff movements again in Abyss and unvoiced skits made me realized how spoiled I got. :P  Oh well... it's not very fair to compare a Wii game to a PS2 one to begin with. :P


Ah, I see that the game will be as long as Symphonia 1 was. :P  And I guess Tales games are notorious for side quests/secret scenes you can't do unless it's early (e.g. Sword Dancer in ToS, Twilight Palace access in ToS2) :|

Time to do a mix of both! :)

Posted by: Kuhazan on 01:50 CST :: 12/13/2008

Quote (valius @ 00:36 CST :: 12/13/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 22:24 CST :: 12/12/2008)
Quote (cj_iwakura @ 09:03 CST :: 12/12/2008)
I'm guessing that's not the GBA version.

PS1 version, the GBA version runs far too slow for my tastes. And Valius... Tales of the Abyss has all of the features of the Symphonia sequel... it's just that you actually have to learn free run and other skills.

Abyss is also a lot longer... and by that I mean a lot longer... the annoying part about Abyss is if you don't do certain things early on you cannot access bonus dungeons and other things... there are also a bunch of hidden scenes dumped in the game that simply are if you don't do this or choose this you don't see it... argh.

Well, I was referring to the "tech" so to speak (animations and graphics-wise) when I made that comment, since I know that Symphonia 2's system is based on Abyss's (except Elemental Grid and Skill points vs. fonon system).  I'll miss the better graphics and the smooth motion captured animation from Symphonia 2. :(  Seeing stiff movements again in Abyss and unvoiced skits made me realized how spoiled I got. :P  Oh well... it's not very fair to compare a Wii game to a PS2 one to begin with. :P


Ah, I see that the game will be as long as Symphonia 1 was. :P  And I guess Tales games are notorious for side quests/secret scenes you can't do unless it's early (e.g. Sword Dancer in ToS, Twilight Palace access in ToS2) :|

Time to do a mix of both! :)

Oh it is much more complicated than the side quests in Symphonia... trust me... some of them you cannot even get if you do one... so it is a one or the other thing. And also a between certain events in the world kind of thing... if you went ahead the quest is not available anymore (in other words use Gamefaqs the second play through)

I must also warn you that Mystic Artes sometimes cause the game to crash (including ones performed by a boss) So save every chance you get... there are a few bugs left in Abyss... but overall it is a bigger game than Symphonia was.

On the other hand... Dawn of the New World leaves some plot holes if you don't do some side-quests that should have been part of the main story... haha

Posted by: Mana on 17:12 CST :: 12/13/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 21:38 CST :: 12/12/2008)
Quote (valius @ 22:00 CST :: 12/12/2008)
I heard that it is very good, though I can't actually testify to it... apparently Moonlight likes it a lot...

The game is fucking awesome. Combat is an absolute blast and you can't button mash to win bosses either, you have to use strategy to win. The game is huge clocking in at over 50 hours.

the only downside is the story and characters. Story is great but nothing special and the pink Estelle is annoying as hell.

Also theirs no japanese dub, only English dub and the voice work is average

But Judith is hot...VERY HOT hehehehehehe

Im not that far in, about only 15 hours, so i havent met Judith yet...its good so far and you definitely can't button mash cuz you'll just get raped...I didnt realize that the combat can be more than one player (a la Secret of Mana) until last night, so now Im going to force my brother to play with me haha cuz the AI does some dumb ass shit sometimes that frustrates me at how stupid it can be...Its fun so far, although Estelle is pretty annoying at how shes the "look at me i know a lot through books but im a complete airhead when it comes to everyday life"

Oh and Wayne, how is Nuts and Bolts? I was thinking of getting that seeing as i got the 64 version and finished it, which put me in the mood for Banjo Kazooie lol

Posted by: Kuhazan on 22:56 CST :: 12/13/2008

Quote (Mana @ 16:12 CST :: 12/13/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 21:38 CST :: 12/12/2008)
Quote (valius @ 22:00 CST :: 12/12/2008)
I heard that it is very good, though I can't actually testify to it... apparently Moonlight likes it a lot...

The game is fucking awesome. Combat is an absolute blast and you can't button mash to win bosses either, you have to use strategy to win. The game is huge clocking in at over 50 hours.

the only downside is the story and characters. Story is great but nothing special and the pink Estelle is annoying as hell.

Also theirs no japanese dub, only English dub and the voice work is average

But Judith is hot...VERY HOT hehehehehehe

Im not that far in, about only 15 hours, so i havent met Judith yet...its good so far and you definitely can't button mash cuz you'll just get raped...I didnt realize that the combat can be more than one player (a la Secret of Mana) until last night, so now Im going to force my brother to play with me haha cuz the AI does some dumb ass shit sometimes that frustrates me at how stupid it can be...Its fun so far, although Estelle is pretty annoying at how shes the "look at me i know a lot through books but im a complete airhead when it comes to everyday life"

Oh and Wayne, how is Nuts and Bolts? I was thinking of getting that seeing as i got the 64 version and finished it, which put me in the mood for Banjo Kazooie lol

you can also choose to manually control everything... but that is just something I abuse
Posted by: Mana on 01:59 CST :: 12/14/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 20:56 CST :: 12/13/2008)
Quote (Mana @ 16:12 CST :: 12/13/2008)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 21:38 CST :: 12/12/2008)
Quote (valius @ 22:00 CST :: 12/12/2008)
I heard that it is very good, though I can't actually testify to it... apparently Moonlight likes it a lot...

The game is fucking awesome. Combat is an absolute blast and you can't button mash to win bosses either, you have to use strategy to win. The game is huge clocking in at over 50 hours.

the only downside is the story and characters. Story is great but nothing special and the pink Estelle is annoying as hell.

Also theirs no japanese dub, only English dub and the voice work is average

But Judith is hot...VERY HOT hehehehehehe

Im not that far in, about only 15 hours, so i havent met Judith yet...its good so far and you definitely can't button mash cuz you'll just get raped...I didnt realize that the combat can be more than one player (a la Secret of Mana) until last night, so now Im going to force my brother to play with me haha cuz the AI does some dumb ass shit sometimes that frustrates me at how stupid it can be...Its fun so far, although Estelle is pretty annoying at how shes the "look at me i know a lot through books but im a complete airhead when it comes to everyday life"

Oh and Wayne, how is Nuts and Bolts? I was thinking of getting that seeing as i got the 64 version and finished it, which put me in the mood for Banjo Kazooie lol

you can also choose to manually control everything... but that is just something I abuse

I do control a lot of stuff myself, except the mage/healer I have them set to do specific stuff instead of just randomly cast stuff...
Posted by: Kuhazan on 02:16 CST :: 12/14/2008

I just got killed... right before I saved!!!! (on the save point incidentally) NOOOO!!!!

Well it was only like 15 minutes and a puzzle I have to do over... damn you Tales of Phantasia random battles!!!

Here is a picture of the humiliation :


Posted by: Mana on 04:51 CST :: 12/15/2008

Omg i hated how Tales of Phantasia's random battle generator always went off every two steps!
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:14 CST :: 12/15/2008

Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts is nothing I repeat NOTHING like Banjo 1 and 2. you basically build stuff (aka vechiles) and win jiggies
Posted by: WayneC02 on 18:23 CST :: 12/16/2008

Yeah... Nuts & Bolts is way different. It has the same general feel, the humor, etc. but there's almost no platforming at all. The game gets more fun once you get wings and stuff for your vehicles but I think I'm just gonna finish it to finish it and trade it in along with Fable II (once I trudge through the end of that miserable game) and Tales of Vesperia. That one just got really boring for me, really fast. Looking forward to Banjo-Tooie on XBL, since I never got the chance to play it on 64.

Also, the RE5 demo is very very pretty but also makes me realize how absolutely terrible the control scheme is compared to something like Dead Space. Maybe if I get used to it some more... but I find myself pressing LB to try and run and end up pulling out my knife and dying... miserable.

Prince of Persia, btw. Gorgeous game, and very fun platforming. Amazing game if you let go of the most recent trilogy and accept it as its own game.

Posted by: Mana on 19:25 CST :: 12/16/2008

I guess thats a no for Nuts and Bolts, but when is Banjo-Tooie supposed to come out? You didn't like Tales of Vesperia Wayne? Its good so far and I haven't played any Tales of... games prior to this so I can only base it off of itself as an RPG and not compare it to the other ones...

On a Resident Evil note, has anyone seen the new CG movie that supposed to come out at the end of the year? It looks sweet

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:44 CST :: 12/16/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:23 CST :: 12/16/2008)
but I think I'm just gonna finish it to finish it and trade it in along with Fable II (once I trudge through the end of that miserable game)

I thought you said it was awesome. :indifferent:
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:14 CST :: 12/16/2008

My opinions rapidly change the more I play a game. I always start off optimistic but it usually goes downhill. Recently, the only games that have lived up to my optimistic outset the more I play the it are RB2, Prince of Persia, and Dead Space. Nuts & Bolts, Fable II, and Tales of Vesperia got fairly mediocre after a while.

Banjo-Tooie has an unofficial release date of Spring '09.

Didn't really get into Tales of Vesperia... not as much as I got sucked into the original Symphonia. Though that may be because I went from playing the game every day after school until I went to sleep with one of my best friends, to playing an hour or so a day alone. The game itself is a solid game and I'd probably be more into it if I had more time to play but right now, it's not what I'm looking for.

Fable II was overhyped, plain and simple. Once again, starts off pretty fun but it's mostly just a flashier Fable with not much added. Molyneux is VERY good at superhyping his games and vaguely describing how much better the new one is, to entice you into buying it. If you want a more western RPG, this is the game for you. (or Mass Effect, if you'd rather sci-fi opposed to fantasy) Otherwise, pick up Tales of Vesperia.

As far as Nuts & Bolts goes, it's a good game in its own right but to label it a sequel to one of the best platformer series of all time is ridiculous. It's like they were making a completely separate game and then halfway through they said "These characters are terrible and nobody will relate to them... I know! Let's take some of our most famous mascots and drop them in here! Surely that equals profit! Nevermind the absurdly different genres, we can gloss over that." I probably would've enjoyed it more if it DIDN'T end up a Banjo-Kazooie game and they actually made a truly next-gen B-K game in addition to this. Oh well... at least I have Banjo-Tooie to look forward to. (Don't get me wrong, the game is still fun and I'm gonna get through it [and Banjoland is an EPIC nostalgia fest] but it's definitely not what I was expecting)

In closing, Chrono Trigger DS is awesome.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 04:59 CST :: 12/17/2008

So what was changed in Chrono Trigger DS? Or is it just the same game?
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 10:10 CST :: 12/17/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 04:59 CST :: 12/17/2008)
So what was changed in Chrono Trigger DS? Or is it just the same game?

I wish to know this as well

playing Secret of Mana and Super Mario RPG on Virtual Console

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:34 CST :: 12/17/2008

Same game, new translation in keeping with S-E's recent releases with different dialect emphasis (Magus and Frog are about 1000% cooler now, they actually SOUND like they belong in the Middle Ages) along with staying a bit truer to the Japanese material. Also a couple new dungeons that don't really count for shit or beans, aside from giving your characters ridiculously overpowered weapons and armor. Though the game was easy before? Crono's new weapon gives him a disgusting 90% critical rate. Don't get me started on how much more broken Ayla and Robo are now, either...

All in all, mostly the same game but still definitely worth a purchase, you get one of the best RPGs ever.

Posted by: Mana on 18:28 CST :: 12/17/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 15:34 CST :: 12/17/2008)
Also a couple new dungeons that don't really count for shit or beans, aside from giving your characters ridiculously overpowered weapons and armor. Though the game was easy before? Crono's new weapon gives him a disgusting 90% critical rate. Don't get me started on how much more broken Ayla and Robo are now, either...

All in all, mostly the same game but still definitely worth a purchase, you get one of the best RPGs ever.

I 2nd that, but if you loved Chrono Trigger way back when you'll still love it now
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 20:33 CST :: 12/17/2008

Talking about the Rainbow Sword? Crono had this weapon in the SNES version, with the same high critical rate. I liked Frog better in the SNES version, with all that "thou" "thine" "thee" talk. Fits more with his knight-in-shining-armor role. There's also a "bonus" era, where you raise a monster and duel against other players in pokemon-like battles.

There's some new things after you finish the game, which I didn't discover yet, and I want to see them by myself instead being spoiled by websites... ;)

Posted by: Kuhazan on 05:23 CST :: 12/18/2008

Currently playing through Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new world again... just finished one of those Richter side-quests... and boy does it leave your monsters and Emil at a level far above the rest of the party... talk about a huge gap.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:20 CST :: 12/18/2008

Quote (KurenaiSchwarz @ 21:33 CST :: 12/17/2008)
Talking about the Rainbow Sword? Crono had this weapon in the SNES version, with the same high critical rate. I liked Frog better in the SNES version, with all that "thou" "thine" "thee" talk.

Nope, Rainbow only gives 70% critical chance. His new sword gives him a disgusting 90% critical along with 20 more attack power than Rainbow. Also, in case you were wondering: (turn away Kurenai) Robo's new weapon is like Ayla's (chance to do 9999 dmg), Marle's new bow always does 777, and Magus gets a new scythe that does 4x dmg on critical hits. Ayla also gets a character-specific accessory that ups her critical chance, and Frog gets a character-specific accessory that makes the Masamune even better than it is with the Hero's Badge.

Sorry if I ruined it, Kurenai :)

And to be honest, I thought Frog had the "thou, thine thee" talk in this one too (I never paid much attention to him as a character, even though I used him constantly in the SNES version, I discovered this go-round that Ayla is ridiculous)

Still an incredibly fun game.

Posted by: valius on 21:12 CST :: 12/18/2008

Quote (Kuhazan @ 03:23 CST :: 12/18/2008)
Currently playing through Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new world again... just finished one of those Richter side-quests... and boy does it leave your monsters and Emil at a level far above the rest of the party... talk about a huge gap.

I think I'm going to do this as well, since I do want to experience the Twilight Palace.  Playing Abyss, the DKC trilogy, AND Wario Land! Shake It at once.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 00:47 CST :: 12/19/2008

Quote (valius @ 20:12 CST :: 12/18/2008)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 03:23 CST :: 12/18/2008)
Currently playing through Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the new world again... just finished one of those Richter side-quests... and boy does it leave your monsters and Emil at a level far above the rest of the party... talk about a huge gap.

I think I'm going to do this as well, since I do want to experience the Twilight Palace.  Playing Abyss, the DKC trilogy, AND Wario Land! Shake It at once.

the side quests also open a few extra places that aren't in the main story... that really should have been...

This will help you get to them : < http://ameblo.jp/koulinovesperia/ >

Posted by: davyn on 01:40 CST :: 12/19/2008

Full HD Tetris

< http://ngworks.net/game/tetoris.html >

My hi-score is 20 with one line. You'll see why when you play it.

Posted by: Jared on 11:02 CST :: 12/19/2008

Best Tetris clone EVAR.
Posted by: miguelromero on 12:29 CST :: 12/21/2008

KOF 94 ha,ha,ha
Rugal REALLY PRETTY HARD
How you get defeat him?
I know is a OLD GAME but is harder than new versions
I think so. :)

Posted by: Mana on 20:10 CST :: 12/21/2008

Ninja Gaiden II, havent played it for a while so i figured id play the extra missions...
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 20:34 CST :: 12/21/2008

Wanna try something hard? Go for Street Fighter I.

Good luck defeating Adon ;P













(not that it's specially hard, but you die with three strong hits, and it's almost impossible to cast special moves)

Posted by: Mana on 14:38 CST :: 12/22/2008

No thanks, I would rather be frustrated by Ninja Gaiden II and DMC4...speaking of which I finished the fucking Bloody Palace last night on that and it took me fucking an hour and 45 minutes to finish it...I almost died at Dante on stage 101 too, my hand was cramping so bad at that point because I play with my guns switched from X to Left Trigger so i spent that whole time with my left index finger pulled the whole time I would have fucking killed someone if I had died...Vent vent,  I know nobody cares but it makes me feel better to talk about it lol
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:10 CST :: 12/22/2008

is The World Ends With You pretty good? is it a standard RPG or action similiar to super mario RPG
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 17:16 CST :: 12/22/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 20:10 CST :: 12/22/2008)
is The World Ends With You pretty good? is it a standard RPG or action similiar to super mario RPG

I don't know, but I think it's quite unique.

It definitely worths a try :)

Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:17 CST :: 12/22/2008

TWEWY is WAYYYYYYYY more action-oriented than SMRPG, it's real-time battles for the bottom screen character, and DDR-style input for the upper screen character. Very very unique, you'd have to try it out to see if you'd like it.

Almost completely done with Chrono Trigger. Tearing through the post-game dungeon right now, characters are already all ** level. I'll be sad when it's over though, it's a great game... shame Cross sucks dick as a sequel. As a game in its own right, it's great but it's TOO different from Trigger... oh well.

Anyone here play Alundra? I own it, and I remember getting to what I can assume is the final dungeon and COULD NOT fucking figure out what to do to get through it and none of the FAQs I tried using helped. Maybe I'll be able to do it now that I'm older... lol.

Also, still need to get all the Light Seeds in Prince of Persia... this is a bitch. And I'm never getting the achievement where Elika saves you less than 100 times in a game, I'm so bad at this game...

Posted by: No.9 on 22:42 CST :: 12/24/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 14:10 CST :: 12/22/2008)
is The World Ends With You pretty good? is it a standard RPG or action similiar to super mario RPG

Coming from the guy who beat it with a 100% completion on his save file and 90+ hours time on it: It's pretty fun. haha well let me tell you, its RPG action is a mix of Square platforms. You wander around like any RPG but no random battles (thank The Maker!), you have an icon you push in the corner of your screen that scans for "noise" symbols. They float around on the screen doing whatever it is that noise does until you tap on the ones you want to fight. That's when the battle starts. In the battle you use "pins" that have different abilities that activate with your interaction with the touch screen and even the microphone. It's all in real time too, so you can run around during battle and attack whenever you want.

Getting back to your question: you are allowed to somewhat pick your battles like Mario RPG, the battle sequence is not turn based so not like Mario RPG and  there is a lot of exploring to do during the game like Mario RPG. I hope that helps you decide if you want to get the game or not! :)  Let me know if you need any more information on it ^.^

Oh I forgot to add it keeps you entertained (and most certainly busy!) with the different types of ways the psyches are activated during battle. You aren't just pressing A when you get in battle to



Posted by: xxxtaco on 15:08 CST :: 12/26/2008

got a new 360 for christmas, so i'm playing soul calibur 4 finally. I have a huge list of games to get with my next paycheck.

got paid today, got a copy of chrono trigger for christmas, bought Gears of War 2, and borrowed Mirrors Edge. I have a few weeks of gaming ahead of me, and i still havent even got most of what i was looking forward to getting yet.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:29 CST :: 12/26/2008

i got 8 games
last remnant, infinte undiscovery, culdcept saga, banjo kazzoie (XBLA), Chrono Trigger, DQ4, Tales of symphonia 2, and wario land shake it!

yeah lots to play

Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:30 CST :: 12/27/2008

fuuuuuck. I was going to post chrono trigger in the overrated thread when i first started playing it, and i had my post all typed out and ready to go, then i realized that i had the page open for four hours while i was leveling up and just fighting random battles. I have a terribly addictive personality
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:00 CST :: 12/28/2008

Sly Cooper and the Thievious Racoonus

FUCK YOU DIE IN ONE HIT WITHOUT LUCKY CHARMS!?

Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:17 CST :: 12/28/2008

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 00:00 CST :: 12/29/2008)
Sly Cooper and the Thievious Racoonus

FUCK YOU DIE IN ONE HIT WITHOUT LUCKY CHARMS!?

The first game in that series is FUCKING HARD. The 2nd and 3rd are AMAZING and pretty good, respectively. More open-world mission-style platforming action instead of one-level hub branch-off platforming. My personal favorite in the series is 2, only because it doesn't FORCE you to use NON RACCOON THIEVES. Though, the characters are better in 3, I think. Good series to get into though, I had fun with it.
Posted by: Thanh on 23:28 CST :: 12/28/2008

Rock Band Track Pack 2.  Killing myself with Snow and Afterlife here.
Posted by: C18 on 10:05 CST :: 12/29/2008

i was playin need for speed carbon then i get bored
then half life and get bored
and then zelda: majoras mask and i get bored
then i played guitar hero 3 and couldnt pass (still...)raining blood so i get bored
so im playing right now zelda twilight princess .D

Posted by: Mana on 18:54 CST :: 12/29/2008

Im was playing Ikaruga then I get bored
then im was playing right now TWEWY then I get bored
now I playing gears of war :S

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:18 CST :: 12/29/2008

Infinite Undiscovery and Last REmnant are both Great Square Enix games

fuck you IGN, Gamespot, and EGM

P.S. they wrote shitty reviews that are complete bullshit

Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:11 CST :: 12/29/2008

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 22:18 CST :: 12/29/2008)
Infinite Undiscovery and Last REmnant are both Great Square Enix games

fuck you IGN, Gamespot, and EGM

P.S. they wrote shitty reviews that are complete bullshit

Until you play the games more than a few hours.

Not to say they're not good or you won't continue to enjoy them, but nothing jumped out at me at all about either of them. For once I just happened to completely agree with the reviews.

Playing the Breath of Fire series again. Almost done with 1, on to 2 soon. 3 is my fave, they should definitely remake it with hi-res sprites and a translation that doesn't suck. Oh, and Xenogears, too. I can imagine that game being as good as it should've been with super detailed hi-res sprites (like the recently-released Street Fighter remake for Live/PSN) and current-gen graphics otherwise... yum.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 09:49 CST :: 12/30/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 23:17 CST :: 12/28/2008)
The first game in that series is FUCKING HARD. The 2nd and 3rd are AMAZING and pretty good, respectively. More open-world mission-style platforming action instead of one-level hub branch-off platforming. My personal favorite in the series is 2, only because it doesn't FORCE you to use NON RACCOON THIEVES. Though, the characters are better in 3, I think. Good series to get into though, I had fun with it.

Yeah it is freaking hard. I went from 11 lives to none on the second boss! I had the pattern down, but I either did something stupid or I wasn't fast enough to dodge the bullets.

Either way, I love the game and hope that it keeps me entertained from the first game to third.

Posted by: Mana on 16:32 CST :: 12/30/2008

Quote (WayneC02 @ 20:11 CST :: 12/29/2008)
Oh, and Xenogears, too. I can imagine that game being as good as it should've been with super detailed hi-res sprites (like the recently-released Street Fighter remake for Live/PSN) and current-gen graphics otherwise... yum.

The second disc was SUCH a big disappointment IMO, i read somewhere that there was a massive budget cut so instead of them letting you play out the scenes that are told by Fei and the other characters, they made it narrative style and just showed you what happened...other than that, a GREAT game that if remade would be sick
Posted by: Jared on 14:15 CST :: 12/31/2008

Going back and trying to finish Dragon's Curse (TG16) on the VC.  Super fun happy time get!

Also trying to finish Kirby 64 and Toki Tori so that I can move them to my SD card to make room for some other games.

Also I just got Maboshi's Arcade on WiiWare.  Awesome little game.

Posted by: No.9 on 16:45 CST :: 1/01/2009

I picked up Left 4 Dead, nice game but it's better when you get to play with 4 people. Fun multiplayer too when someone from Mars doesn't lag up the room by joining...
Posted by: Kuhazan on 04:39 CST :: 1/02/2009

currently enjoying Outrun 2006 Coast 2 Coast by Sega... because I had to dust off the PS2 and realize this game is the shit all over again... and then I realized Sega should just call themselves Sega AM2 and let Sega AM2 call all of the shots because their other dev studios tend to mess up a lot.  :P
Posted by: The W on 11:10 CST :: 1/02/2009

mass effect and left 4 dead.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 14:24 CST :: 1/02/2009

i got bored with Chrono trigger once i got to the part where you go to the future the first time. Its probably for the best, i needed to make some time to play gears 2 anyway
Posted by: Mana on 21:22 CST :: 1/02/2009

Quote (xxxtaco @ 12:24 CST :: 1/02/2009)
i got bored with Chrono trigger once i got to the part where you go to the future the first time. Its probably for the best, i needed to make some time to play gears 2 anyway

Your taking time out of Chrono Trigger to play a trash game, I think you should just level grind in Disgaea instead of subjecting youself to Gears of Trash 2
Posted by: Kuhazan on 00:29 CST :: 1/03/2009

Quote (Mana @ 20:22 CST :: 1/02/2009)
Quote (xxxtaco @ 12:24 CST :: 1/02/2009)
i got bored with Chrono trigger once i got to the part where you go to the future the first time. Its probably for the best, i needed to make some time to play gears 2 anyway

Your taking time out of Chrono Trigger to play a trash game, I think you should just level grind in Disgaea instead of subjecting youself to Gears of Trash 2

Different strokes for different folks!! Let the man enjoy the game he enjoys!  :annoyed:
Posted by: Mana on 14:26 CST :: 1/03/2009

Quote (Kuhazan @ 22:29 CST :: 1/02/2009)
Quote (Mana @ 20:22 CST :: 1/02/2009)
Quote (xxxtaco @ 12:24 CST :: 1/02/2009)
i got bored with Chrono trigger once i got to the part where you go to the future the first time. Its probably for the best, i needed to make some time to play gears 2 anyway

Your taking time out of Chrono Trigger to play a trash game, I think you should just level grind in Disgaea instead of subjecting youself to Gears of Trash 2

Different strokes for different folks!! Let the man enjoy the game he enjoys!  :annoyed:

I was talking about the multiplayer, cuz I already know that he's playing the campaign, which wasn't butchered too much
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:42 CST :: 1/03/2009

playing tales of symphonia 2

Vespeira is still my favorite and ten times bettter IMO

Posted by: valius on 03:55 CST :: 1/04/2009

How far in the game (ToS2) now?
Posted by: No.9 on 04:37 CST :: 1/04/2009

OMG OMG OMG they finally finished getting a fucking patch together for Castle Crashers!!!! Go play it now, you won't get booted from an online multiplayer game...it took the behemoth long enough to do it though  :annoyed: anyways that's what I'm playing now.
Posted by: No.9 on 19:09 CST :: 1/05/2009

Sorry for the double post but there are a few things that I want to know about Gears 2.

First: Why does the matchmaking system pair you up with people with a laggy connection in another continent?

Second: When you melee with ANY weapon and get shot in the middle of your melee, you get stunned. Therefore I assume that the Lancer chainsaw melee gets stunned when you are shot. HOWEVER THE FUCKING LANCER CHAINSAW DOES NOT LOWER WHEN YOU ARE SHOT AND IT DOES NOT FOLLOW THE FUCKING RULE? ITS NOT LIKE THAT FUCKING WEAPON ISNT THE STRONGEST WEAPON IN THE GAME ESPECIALLY WITH STOPPING POWER. WTF!

Third: In terms of stopping power, does everything have the same type of stopping power or do you have to get lancered in the same spot? If you roll while getting shot you end up rolling in place. What is the point of having defensive roll if you can't use it to get away?

Fourth: THE SHOTGUN.

Finally: Game devs at Epic created a game that THEY get excited about playing. Why do I say that? Check all the videos they put out over the summer talking about Gears 2. Hey Epic: it's not about what you want the game to be (just because they sucked dick at Gears 1). They changed it to fit their needs and their style of play...and all that because they would get raped at Gears 1.
All I need to say is: FUCK GEARS 2

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:15 CST :: 1/05/2009

Finished Sly Cooper 1.

Holy shit that last section was a pain in the ass mostly because I ended up getting hit or falling for no damn reason.

Posted by: valius on 03:02 CST :: 1/06/2009

To my playing list, I now add the wondrous, GLORIOUS WORLD OF GOO.

So simple, but so brilliant.  Why did I not get this sooner?

Posted by: Mana on 15:47 CST :: 1/06/2009

I heard that game was fun, is it worth it?
Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:43 CST :: 1/07/2009

Eternal Sonata... again. Maybe this time I'll go ahead and NOT lose a 100+ hour save :(
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:28 CST :: 1/08/2009

Super Mario RPG on the Virtual Console yeeaaaaaahhhhhh :woot:

Just got more than 23 million on the Beetle Game. :yay:

Posted by: xxxtaco on 19:07 CST :: 1/09/2009

I started playing maximum tune 3 at gameworks. That shit is fun, i wasted like 12 dollars in it, and I only just got the hang of how my car feels. Im going to be doing this for a while, i know it.
Posted by: Mana on 16:17 CST :: 1/10/2009

Metal Gear 4 finished it, goddamn cutscenes take FOREVER but theyre good...I think i can Fox Hound it, i just need to get the boss battles down those always rape me haha
Posted by: Sprite on 22:52 CST :: 1/10/2009

PC:

Left 4 Dead

DoD Source

CS Source

Fallout 3

Wii:

Wii Sports

Posted by: Kuhazan on 03:48 CST :: 1/14/2009

PC :
Call of Duty 4 Online... someone from PH must play this online...
Crysis Warhead - shit it's action packed!

Wii :
In storage right now

PS2 : Yakuza 2 (Sega)

Posted by: valius on 03:49 CST :: 1/14/2009

Quote (Mana @ 14:17 CST :: 1/10/2009)
Metal Gear 4 finished it, goddamn cutscenes take FOREVER but theyre good...I think i can Fox Hound it, i just need to get the boss battles down those always rape me haha

MGS4?  So you now have a PS3 as well?
Posted by: Mana on 12:26 CST :: 1/14/2009

Quote (valius @ 01:49 CST :: 1/14/2009)
Quote (Mana @ 14:17 CST :: 1/10/2009)
Metal Gear 4 finished it, goddamn cutscenes take FOREVER but theyre good...I think i can Fox Hound it, i just need to get the boss battles down those always rape me haha

MGS4?  So you now have a PS3 as well?

Yea, broke down and got one...I only have Disgaea, Uncharted and Metal Gear for it so far tho...
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:36 CST :: 1/14/2009

I got Beatmania for the PS2 including the controller last night from my friend. It's pretty fun!
Considering that I never played beatmania before. I can already play like level 3-5s but V is seriously a pain in the ass ><

Posted by: valius on 19:29 CST :: 1/14/2009

If you think the US version is good, get yourself one of the Japanese mixes as well :)  RED and Happy Sky are good mixes to start, I guess.



And Mana, those are good choices for the PS3.

All I have now is: Uncharted, Soul Cal 4, Assassin's Creed, MGS4, and Valkyria Chronicles... and I haven't played/finished three of those.

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 21:02 CST :: 1/14/2009

But the thing is that I dont understand Japanese..
Posted by: valius on 02:40 CST :: 1/15/2009

Quote (CorruptedOne @ 19:02 CST :: 1/14/2009)
But the thing is that I dont understand Japanese..

The interface is almost entirely English.  The only Japanese is the occasional song and Class mode only to describe the ranks.  You don't need to know Japanese to navigate the menus and Arcade/Free Mode:

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiR5x4mG2Sg >

Basically, it looks exactly like BMUSA... just better.


You do need Swap Magic/Fliptop or a modded PS2 to work with the Japanese versions (I use Swap Magic/Fliptop since it's the cheapest)

Also, BMUSA has one of the worst learning curves I've ever dealt with :)

Posted by: kpopgrrl on 09:02 CST :: 1/15/2009

IIDX GOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLDDDD!
Posted by: Mana on 13:21 CST :: 1/15/2009

Quote (valius @ 17:29 CST :: 1/14/2009)
And Mana, those are good choices for the PS3.

All I have now is: Uncharted, Soul Cal 4, Assassin's Creed, MGS4, and Valkyria Chronicles... and I haven't played/finished three of those.

Yea, I've tried to not buy games that I already have for the 360...I don't have Valkyria Chronicles because they were all sold out of it at Gamestop or else I would have bought it
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:17 CST :: 1/15/2009

CS:source
Posted by: Jared on 17:54 CST :: 1/15/2009

Lolo 2 - almost done with that.  Also, Eggerland FDS, and Lolo GB.  Yay!
Posted by: cj_iwakura on 18:21 CST :: 1/15/2009

Persona 2: Innocent Sin.



Craziest story ever? I'm inclined to think so.

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 13:39 CST :: 1/16/2009

uh...wtf O_o
Posted by: xxxtaco on 16:19 CST :: 1/16/2009

Bought Banjo Kazooie N&B yesterday. Its a good game if you think of it as something other than a Banjo Kazooie game.

also bought the GTA4 LE for 60 bucks due to a markdown at gamecrazy.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:28 CST :: 1/16/2009

Quote (xxxtaco @ 17:19 CST :: 1/16/2009)
Bought Banjo Kazooie N&B yesterday. Its a good game if you think of it as something other than a Banjo Kazooie game.

Agree:
Quote (WayneC02 @ 23:14 CST :: 12/16/2008)
As far as Nuts & Bolts goes, it's a good game in its own right but to label it a sequel to one of the best platformer series of all time is ridiculous.

Posted by: No.9 on 02:01 CST :: 1/17/2009

Quote (Mana @ 09:26 CST :: 1/14/2009)
Quote (valius @ 01:49 CST :: 1/14/2009)
Quote (Mana @ 14:17 CST :: 1/10/2009)
Metal Gear 4 finished it, goddamn cutscenes take FOREVER but theyre good...I think i can Fox Hound it, i just need to get the boss battles down those always rape me haha

MGS4?  So you now have a PS3 as well?

Yea, broke down and got one...I only have Disgaea, Uncharted and Metal Gear for it so far tho...

more like I bought it!
Posted by: Mana on 02:51 CST :: 1/17/2009

Quote (No.9 @ 00:01 CST :: 1/17/2009)
Quote (Mana @ 09:26 CST :: 1/14/2009)
Quote (valius @ 01:49 CST :: 1/14/2009)
Quote (Mana @ 14:17 CST :: 1/10/2009)
Metal Gear 4 finished it, goddamn cutscenes take FOREVER but theyre good...I think i can Fox Hound it, i just need to get the boss battles down those always rape me haha

MGS4?  So you now have a PS3 as well?

Yea, broke down and got one...I only have Disgaea, Uncharted and Metal Gear for it so far tho...

more like I bought it!

Minor details haha
Posted by: valius on 05:46 CST :: 1/17/2009

Through somewhat dubious means, I am now playtesting Sonic Unleashed, the Wii version, to see if it's really as bad as people say it is.

I'm assuming you played MGS4 on Solid Normal, Mana?

Posted by: Mana on 11:00 CST :: 1/17/2009

Quote (valius @ 03:46 CST :: 1/17/2009)
Through somewhat dubious means, I am now playtesting Sonic Unleashed, the Wii version, to see if it's really as bad as people say it is.

I'm assuming you played MGS4 on Solid Normal, Mana?

no lol on Big Boss...I dont really have the balls to play it on The Boss tho haha im scared of it

Oh and Sonic Unleashed is absolute trash IMO, a friend lent me it and it was crap!

Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:11 CST :: 1/17/2009

Unleashed is absolute garbage. Sonic is dead, LET HIM DIE.
Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 15:15 CST :: 1/17/2009

Final Fantasy III DS.


It's not that bad of a game as far as classic RPGs go. It has your generic heroes and predictable story line (what I expected from an RPG made in the early 90s). The thing that kind of killed it for me was the job system. Because that's just one more thing you have to level grind for. Plus some of the bosses are asses and can really hit hard. I am level 40 and I barley have 1500 HP. What kind of shit is that, especially when the bosses are hitting for around 7 or 8 hundred damage. But the sad part is, pretty much after you beat Garuda the game becomes easy. Because you can go anywhere you want and I have found that as long as I have two Dark Knights on my team I can just souleater everything. So the game goes from being ridiculously hard to a cake walk in the matter of one battle. Because all you have to do is go to some of the higher level places and level like the sunken cave. What's the challenge in that? Other then an endurance test to see how long you can sit and level up your characters.

Posted by: valius on 15:48 CST :: 1/17/2009

Quote (Mana @ 09:00 CST :: 1/17/2009)
Quote (valius @ 03:46 CST :: 1/17/2009)
Through somewhat dubious means, I am now playtesting Sonic Unleashed, the Wii version, to see if it's really as bad as people say it is.

I'm assuming you played MGS4 on Solid Normal, Mana?

no lol on Big Boss...I dont really have the balls to play it on The Boss tho haha im scared of it

Oh and Sonic Unleashed is absolute trash IMO, a friend lent me it and it was crap!

That's hardcore. :o (Big Boss difficulty)

And did you play the Wii version or the 360 version?  Apparently, the PS3/360 versions are very different from the Wii version.

Posted by: Mana on 19:15 CST :: 1/17/2009

Quote (valius @ 13:48 CST :: 1/17/2009)
Quote (Mana @ 09:00 CST :: 1/17/2009)
Quote (valius @ 03:46 CST :: 1/17/2009)
Through somewhat dubious means, I am now playtesting Sonic Unleashed, the Wii version, to see if it's really as bad as people say it is.

I'm assuming you played MGS4 on Solid Normal, Mana?

no lol on Big Boss...I dont really have the balls to play it on The Boss tho haha im scared of it

Oh and Sonic Unleashed is absolute trash IMO, a friend lent me it and it was crap!

That's hardcore. :o (Big Boss difficulty)

And did you play the Wii version or the 360 version?  Apparently, the PS3/360 versions are very different from the Wii version.

i know it had me frustrated at a lot of points haha...i played the wii version and i tested the 360 version at bestbuy once...garbage either way...
Posted by: skibblesx on 20:42 CST :: 1/17/2009

Taiko Drum Master! =D
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:00 CST :: 1/17/2009

trying to finish Eternal Sonata
Posted by: cj_iwakura on 21:03 CST :: 1/17/2009

For what it's worth, the 360/PS3 version of Sonic Unleashed are supposed to be excellent, while the Wii one got severly toned down.

Not that I plan on touching either version, but still.

Posted by: skibblesx on 21:11 CST :: 1/17/2009

My friend Kyle has Sonic Unleashed for Wii... Hurrrrr it sucks....
Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:14 CST :: 1/18/2009

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 22:00 CST :: 1/17/2009)
trying to finish Eternal Sonata

"Trying"? I hope you mean you're trying to MAKE TIME to finish it, not that you're saying it's difficult in any way :( I just tore through it in about 24-25 hours, just since last weekend and all day today. Though, that may be because I knew what I was doing, having played it once before but LOSING MY CLEARED SAVE so I had to go through ANOTHER first playthrough to get to the Encore so I can get the rest (the MOST) of the achivements ARRRRRGH!!

Anyway, I got everything I could my first playthrough and characters all level 80s-90s. The Mysterious Unison is really that broken, if you go in there around level 60ish, you get a level pretty much once every few battles. Difficult at first but if you're good at pulling massive Harmony Chains (Party Lv. 6 WINS) then it gets much easier.

P.S: secret final boss has almost 5 mil HP... have fun if you're not good at Chains :\

The only times I was ever challenged the first playthrough were Dolce, Rondo, and the MU. And that was only because I don't grind and even if I did, those 2 bosses and all enemies in the MU fucking RAPE your HP if you suck at guarding.

In other words, I'm on my 2nd playthrough now and the enemies have 2x hp and hit 1.5x harder and have 1.5x defense. And yet I still rape due to keeping Party Levels :) The same things that gave me trouble the first time around are now going to beat the SHIT out of me... at least it'll give me some challenge this time around though.

P.P.S: the PS3 port has a special monster that kills you in 1 unguarded hit (even with your chars around level 70; 40-60,000 HP depending on character and equips) and gives 650,000 XP  O.o It's almost worth borrowing a PS3 and renting the game just to see that...

Posted by: Kuhazan on 00:33 CST :: 1/18/2009

Speaking of Sonic Unleashed, for the 360/PS3 versions the day stages are pretty good... PS2/Wii version.... uh... let me start by saying I have almost completed the game... no I didn't pay for it... no I have no intentions of paying for it. I'll say it is worth $5 but if their target audience was kids they failed miserably as the game is too hard when you're playing those damn Werehog stages


The good : the sound track
The bad : werehog

I would also like to add that Sonic Team should be removed completely... Sega's other titles (Valkyria Chronicles, Kenzan, etc etc) are far more superior than the trash Sega continues to force Sonic Team to push out.... and yes it is mostly Sega's fault for rushing Sonic titles out.

Posted by: skibblesx on 02:04 CST :: 1/18/2009

The only good sonic titles recently are only on the DS for some reason [size]ಠ_ಠ[/size]
Posted by: Kuhazan on 04:35 CST :: 1/18/2009

No you're wrong.... the Sonic RPG was not good.  :P
Posted by: WayneC02 on 09:54 CST :: 1/18/2009

There hasn't been a truly GOOD Sonic game since Sonic & Knuckles, imo. Once they tried to take it into 3d, the series started its downfall.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 13:48 CST :: 1/18/2009

I disagree with that but that is just me... I liked Sonic Rush Adventure and half of Unleashed (360/PS3) Sonic Adventure 1 was alright for it's time but 2 sucked.
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 14:42 CST :: 1/18/2009

sonic riders lol
Posted by: cj_iwakura on 16:08 CST :: 1/18/2009

I enjoyed both the Adventure games. The Shadow/Sonic levels of 2 were intense.
Posted by: Mana on 17:00 CST :: 1/18/2009

Sonic Chronicles sucked balls
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:24 CST :: 1/18/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 00:14 CST :: 1/18/2009)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 22:00 CST :: 1/17/2009)
trying to finish Eternal Sonata

"Trying"? I hope you mean you're trying to MAKE TIME to finish it, not that you're saying it's difficult in any way :( I just tore through it in about 24-25 hours, just since last weekend and all day today. Though, that may be because I knew what I was doing, having played it once before but LOSING MY CLEARED SAVE so I had to go through ANOTHER first playthrough to get to the Encore so I can get the rest (the MOST) of the achivements ARRRRRGH!!

Anyway, I got everything I could my first playthrough and characters all level 80s-90s. The Mysterious Unison is really that broken, if you go in there around level 60ish, you get a level pretty much once every few battles. Difficult at first but if you're good at pulling massive Harmony Chains (Party Lv. 6 WINS) then it gets much easier.

P.S: secret final boss has almost 5 mil HP... have fun if you're not good at Chains :\

The only times I was ever challenged the first playthrough were Dolce, Rondo, and the MU. And that was only because I don't grind and even if I did, those 2 bosses and all enemies in the MU fucking RAPE your HP if you suck at guarding.

In other words, I'm on my 2nd playthrough now and the enemies have 2x hp and hit 1.5x harder and have 1.5x defense. And yet I still rape due to keeping Party Levels :) The same things that gave me trouble the first time around are now going to beat the SHIT out of me... at least it'll give me some challenge this time around though.

P.P.S: the PS3 port has a special monster that kills you in 1 unguarded hit (even with your chars around level 70; 40-60,000 HP depending on character and equips) and gives 650,000 XP  O.o It's almost worth borrowing a PS3 and renting the game just to see that...

trying to make time in my busy schedule. are you kidding the game is easy
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:32 CST :: 1/18/2009

Ha. I like how your reply was so short and deadpan compared to his rant there. :D
Posted by: skibblesx on 21:48 CST :: 1/18/2009

Shadow was pretty good... a bit to Epic and Dark too me. O.o
Sonic Adventure 2 DX (directors Cut) *says on the cause* for GCN was hard an doing anything with the Cat dude was freaking immpossible.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 21:57 CST :: 1/18/2009

Shadow was good? What dimension of evil have I somehow transferred to where the Shadow game was considered good? Do you mean Shadow of the Colossus which is totally unrelated to Sonic.... of course you mean that of course... yeah.
Posted by: Mana on 01:15 CST :: 1/19/2009

Quote (Kuhazan @ 19:57 CST :: 1/18/2009)
Shadow was good? What dimension of evil have I somehow transferred to where the Shadow game was considered good? Do you mean Shadow of the Colossus which is totally unrelated to Sonic.... of course you mean that of course... yeah.

that made me laugh

On a new note (to get away from this sonic garbage) i played left for dead and I like it, its a lot of fun but i can see how it sucks if your playing by yourself

Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:46 CST :: 1/19/2009

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 21:32 CST :: 1/18/2009)
Ha. I like how your reply was so short and deadpan compared to his rant there. :D

I enjoy talking. And it's a game I'm having alot of fun with so I'm going to talk alot about it. And not a rant, just explaining how easy the game was.

Posted by: No.9 on 14:38 CST :: 1/19/2009

Started playing armored core 4 again, I think that now I know how all the missions go and what parts make a better Next I can go through it quicker. Never played the online portion but I heard that it's trash. Some of the achievements in AC: For Answer have some nasty online achievements though...might have to find some way to grind those out...anyone here plays AC???
Posted by: skibblesx on 14:50 CST :: 1/19/2009

Oely? I only remember the game only being called Shadow the Hedghog. XP
Posted by: No.9 on 14:54 CST :: 1/19/2009

Oh and if you have Ikaruga for the 360 go check the leaderboards for 2 player arcade final chapter theres a surprise ;)
Posted by: valius on 21:00 CST :: 1/19/2009

101% on DKC1, so going for 102% on DKC2, a game I've NEVER played... wish me luck, guys.  In World 3 now.
Posted by: Mana on 21:32 CST :: 1/19/2009

Im guessing Donkey Kong Country? True classic if you are, one of the best platforming series that I have ever played (although it seemed to go downhill after the first three as the franchise progresses IMO)
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:55 CST :: 1/19/2009

Personally, I think DKC2 was the best of the trilogy. The original just wasn't polished enough yet, not nearly as polished as 2 and 3. They're all amazing though.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:56 CST :: 1/19/2009

DKC3 is one of the most beautiful games I've ever played, even if it did seem slightly easier than DKC2. I thought the "pirate" theme limited DKC2 in terms of realism, the levels didn't quite feel familiar enough to me. But everything in DKC3 just felt SO real; the foreboding underwater music, the crunchy beat of the factory, the fluidity of the waterfalls, the soaring guitar melody of the mountains, the sweet and playful tune in the forest, the loneliness of the underground pipes...just stunningly beautiful no matter where you went.
Posted by: valius on 03:43 CST :: 1/20/2009

I have never hated bramble more than I have since playing DKC2 :|  Missing lots of bonus areas I'll need to come back and check out.
Posted by: Mana on 13:04 CST :: 1/20/2009

I always hated the snow levels for some reason...they always raped me, but I do agree with Wayne DKC 2 was the best one in my opinion
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 14:19 CST :: 1/20/2009

stepmania....
I need new keybord...

Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:42 CST :: 1/20/2009

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 23:56 CST :: 1/19/2009)
DKC3 is one of the most beautiful games I've ever played, even if it did seem slightly easier than DKC2. I thought the "pirate" theme limited DKC2 in terms of realism, the levels didn't quite feel familiar enough to me. But everything in DKC3 just felt SO real; the foreboding underwater music, the crunchy beat of the factory, the fluidity of the waterfalls, the soaring guitar melody of the mountains, the sweet and playful tune in the forest, the loneliness of the underground pipes...just stunningly beautiful no matter where you went.

Maybe I should've explained in my previous post: DKC3 is a VERY close 2nd to DKC2 for me, if only because DKC2 was the first one I REALLY got into and everything about it just stuck with me, even to this day (DKC was a casual rental, DKC2 was an OMG GOTTA HAVE IT).

I REALLY like DKC3 for all of the above quoted reasons, as well. If that had been the first one I played, I'd probably put that in my #1 spot. But as-is, that goes (very closely) to DKC2.

Posted by: valius on 20:13 CST :: 1/20/2009

If there's one thing... I have never hated bramble as much as I do now, since playing DKC2. :|
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:56 CST :: 1/20/2009

Yeah, those bramble missions are a PAIN IN THE ASS. I actually hated the semi-auto-vertical-scrolling "water's rising so GO UP UP UP!!" ones more though.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:36 CST :: 1/21/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 18:42 CST :: 1/20/2009)
Quote (the_peacemaker @ 23:56 CST :: 1/19/2009)
DKC3 is one of the most beautiful games I've ever played, even if it did seem slightly easier than DKC2. I thought the "pirate" theme limited DKC2 in terms of realism, the levels didn't quite feel familiar enough to me. But everything in DKC3 just felt SO real; the foreboding underwater music, the crunchy beat of the factory, the fluidity of the waterfalls, the soaring guitar melody of the mountains, the sweet and playful tune in the forest, the loneliness of the underground pipes...just stunningly beautiful no matter where you went.

Maybe I should've explained in my previous post: DKC3 is a VERY close 2nd to DKC2 for me, if only because DKC2 was the first one I REALLY got into and everything about it just stuck with me, even to this day (DKC was a casual rental, DKC2 was an OMG GOTTA HAVE IT).

You know, it's funny...that was the case for me too. As enchanted as I was by the original, I never felt a real need to buy it. I just rented it and beat it myself, playing it from time to time. The second game I played nonstop unil I got 102% at age 9.

As for those vertical rising water levels you mentioned...Slime Climb, yeah, that was annoying...Clapper's Cavern was EASY, though...and then the other vertical levels were Windy Well, Castle Crush, and Toxic Tower, all of which I loved. Windy Well was probably my favorite in the whole game.

You know what's another level I hated at the time, though? Web Woods. :indifferent:

I'm playing Super Mario RPG again, and now I'm trying it with no weapons, armor, OR accessories. Beating Megasmilax was actually quite tricky, but I still ended up only using two Pick Me Ups and two Maple Syrups to get through it.

Posted by: Mana on 05:11 CST :: 1/21/2009

For as easy as that game was (save Culex) that boss always raped me...fun as fuck tho, lol whatever happened to Mallow?
Posted by: No.9 on 13:31 CST :: 1/21/2009

Quote (Mana @ 02:11 CST :: 1/21/2009)
For as easy as that game was (save Culex) that boss always raped me...fun as fuck tho, lol whatever happened to Mallow?

Once he regained his place as prince of Nimbus Land, he retreated to his room to be more of the vagina he already was...





I'm kidding, Mario RPG was fun. The level cap made you pretty strong but not too much. Did anyone else think it was fucking impossible to find the faggot shy away with the miracle fertilizer that you needed to get Mario's Lazy Shell and the Lazy Shell armor?

Posted by: WayneC02 on 18:57 CST :: 1/21/2009

Quote (No.9 @ 14:31 CST :: 1/21/2009)
Did anyone else think it was fucking impossible to find the faggot shy away with the miracle fertilizer that you needed to get Mario's Lazy Shell and the Lazy Shell armor?

Nope... I took a cue from the "sneak into the castle" part and tried walking off into nowhere everywhere in Nimbus Land and stumbled upon him.
Posted by: No.9 on 02:15 CST :: 1/22/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 15:57 CST :: 1/21/2009)
Quote (No.9 @ 14:31 CST :: 1/21/2009)
Did anyone else think it was fucking impossible to find the faggot shy away with the miracle fertilizer that you needed to get Mario's Lazy Shell and the Lazy Shell armor?

Nope... I took a cue from the "sneak into the castle" part and tried walking off into nowhere everywhere in Nimbus Land and stumbled upon him.

I must have not played that part the first time. I remember that my brother and I would play a game on the same save file. So sometimes I would come back to the save file to find that he played through certain parts. I just remember hearing something about the shy away being "somewhere" in the kingdom, and looking almost everywhere...
Posted by: Mana on 13:36 CST :: 1/26/2009

Trying to finish FFIV due to school starting...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:13 CST :: 1/26/2009

Viva Pinata.

I fucking love Rare.

Now where's my Banjo-Threeie? :annoyed:

Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:15 CST :: 1/26/2009

I borrowed a spare monitor from my friend, so now i've been playing Forza2 for the past week on a sexy 20 inch widescreen LCD. Shit is so cash
Posted by: Tounge73 on 23:56 CST :: 1/26/2009

barack paper scissors
Posted by: Mana on 13:52 CST :: 2/05/2009

Chrono Trigger Im trying to get all the endings, and im abut halfway there with 6 of the 13...I did the easiest one first (besides the standard ending) and got Chrono's ultimate weapon and now EVERYONE gets raped its ridiculous...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:39 CST :: 2/05/2009

Viva Pinata:TIP, Bioshock, Eternal Sonata (still), Rock Band 2, Assassin's Creed, and STILL trying to finish Fable II and Banjo-Kazooie N&B. Mostly the first 4 though.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:19 CST :: 2/06/2009

Disgeae DS i so confused in wrapping my head around it's system
Posted by: Mana on 13:36 CST :: 2/07/2009

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 21:19 CST :: 2/06/2009)
Disgeae DS i so confused in wrapping my head around it's system

its kinda hard to figure out at first huh? Once you get the hang of it then its not to bad  :)
Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:37 CST :: 2/07/2009

once you get the hang of it, you start spending hours going through the Item World and dont even realize it. Then you grind Cave of Ordeals. then you start going after the post game bosses. then you start farming equipment from baal. then you start going back to the item world to level up your super robo suits. then y-
Posted by: Mana on 13:31 CST :: 2/09/2009

Quote (xxxtaco @ 18:37 CST :: 2/07/2009)
once you get the hang of it, you start spending hours going through the Item World and dont even realize it. Then you grind Cave of Ordeals. then you start going after the post game bosses. then you start farming equipment from baal. then you start going back to the item world to level up your super robo suits. then y-

Disgaea win :D
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:58 CST :: 2/11/2009

Bioshock was awesome and FUCK YOU if you think otherwise. I usually HATE FPS games too but this one had the right amount of everything I enjoy to keep me entertained, not to mention the atmosphere in the game is epic, very immersive. It really makes you feel like you're pulled back to an underwater city built in the 1950s.

I can't wait for Bioshock 2, as long as it's anything like this one.

Posted by: No.9 on 01:24 CST :: 2/12/2009

15-4 escalation on gears of war. i hate quitters and glitchers
Posted by: Kuhazan on 05:15 CST :: 2/12/2009

Still enjoying Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars for right now... I think I'll be playing those games indefinitely... I kind of want to own Mirror's Edge though.

And just based off of general opinions about Bioshock and considering how cheap it is to buy the game I should probably pick that up too.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:18 CST :: 2/12/2009

Quote (Kuhazan @ 06:15 CST :: 2/12/2009)
And just based off of general opinions about Bioshock and considering how cheap it is to buy the game I should probably pick that up too.

That's the reason I did.
Posted by: Mana on 18:32 CST :: 2/12/2009

picked up left 4 dead, its fun! I havent played the VS mode yet, but playing as an infected seems like it would be fun
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 20:02 CST :: 2/12/2009

Big Bang Mini for DS. Silly, but funny.

And Combat Arms.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:58 CST :: 2/12/2009

Touhou 11.

I like it better than the other Touhous. It is hard even on Easy but I really enjoy it.

Posted by: valius on 01:11 CST :: 2/13/2009

Still Tales of Abyss... with some Donkey Kong Country 3 and Castle of Shikigami III (the Japanese version with higher production values) on the side.
Posted by: RanzAlton on 01:52 CST :: 2/13/2009

The Nintendo DS.. and O2jam.  :D
Posted by: No.9 on 04:33 CST :: 2/13/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:58 CST :: 2/11/2009)
Bioshock was awesome and FUCK YOU if you think otherwise. I usually HATE FPS games too but this one had the right amount of everything I enjoy to keep me entertained, not to mention the atmosphere in the game is epic, very immersive. It really makes you feel like you're pulled back to an underwater city built in the 1950s.

I can't wait for Bioshock 2, as long as it's anything like this one.

I also found that although some of the missions did involve fetching, they were still fun. I need to get that last achievement for 100g and I'll be 100% done with Bioshock. Bioshock 2 due this year, so that's at least something to look forward to.

I pre-ordered the new fire emblem remake. Hopefully I like it, it comes out next week.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:22 CST :: 2/15/2009

Shit, Big Daddies DO NOT FUCK AROUND on Hard mode. I tore through the first time on Medium, dying only a handful of times but this time going through with Vita-Chambers off (for the Brass Balls ach) on Hard mode, I've died more by the time I just got the Grenade Launcher than the entire last playthrough. And here I was thinking that Harvesting every one of those little bitches this time around would make things cake... :\
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:54 CST :: 2/15/2009

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix aka my first Street Fighter game and it rocks
Posted by: zaldairgamerxd on 23:16 CST :: 2/15/2009

metal slug 7 pc  :D
Posted by: Mana on 23:41 CST :: 2/16/2009

TRYING to play Gears of War but the FUCKING internet is so shitty right now cuz its been raining so FUCKING hard for the past FUCKING week, FUCK!
Posted by: Tounge73 on 03:31 CST :: 2/17/2009

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 15:54 CST :: 2/15/2009)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix aka my first Street Fighter game and it rocks

you getting SF4? computer is so cheap on final boss.
Posted by: No.9 on 12:46 CST :: 2/19/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 21:22 CST :: 2/14/2009)
Shit, Big Daddies DO NOT FUCK AROUND on Hard mode. I tore through the first time on Medium, dying only a handful of times but this time going through with Vita-Chambers off (for the Brass Balls ach) on Hard mode, I've died more by the time I just got the Grenade Launcher than the entire last playthrough. And here I was thinking that Harvesting every one of those little bitches this time around would make things cake... :\

Tell me about it. I beat it on Hard with the vita chambers on and still felt like a fucking pussy cuz I died so much. You're right about the Big Daddies though, they are a fucking joke. It's almost as if they DON'T want you to beat it on hard. Speaking of jokes though, once you upgrade the wrench lurker all the way it takes soooooo much damage. Even against the Big Daddies.
Posted by: valius on 15:18 CST :: 2/19/2009

Quote (Tounge73 @ 01:31 CST :: 2/17/2009)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 15:54 CST :: 2/15/2009)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix aka my first Street Fighter game and it rocks

you getting SF4? computer is so cheap on final boss.

It seems that way on almost every fighting game I've played up to this point. :P

(Grrr... I-No in GGXX: AC)

Posted by: Mana on 15:42 CST :: 2/19/2009

has anyone here picked up the new Fire Emblem game for the DS? Im a big FE fan, but I've heard mixed reviews about Marths new game...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 20:55 CST :: 2/22/2009

Quote (No.9 @ 13:46 CST :: 2/19/2009)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 21:22 CST :: 2/14/2009)
Shit, Big Daddies DO NOT FUCK AROUND on Hard mode. I tore through the first time on Medium, dying only a handful of times but this time going through with Vita-Chambers off (for the Brass Balls ach) on Hard mode, I've died more by the time I just got the Grenade Launcher than the entire last playthrough. And here I was thinking that Harvesting every one of those little bitches this time around would make things cake... :\

Tell me about it. I beat it on Hard with the vita chambers on and still felt like a fucking pussy cuz I died so much. You're right about the Big Daddies though, they are a fucking joke. It's almost as if they DON'T want you to beat it on hard. Speaking of jokes though, once you upgrade the wrench lurker all the way it takes soooooo much damage. Even against the Big Daddies.

Now that you mention it, maybe that'd be a better way to go about getting a first hit on them. What I try to do is set up a trap sequence for them to run through before they can even get to me: prox mine, prox mine, prox mine, trap bolt, trap bolt, RPG to the face to get it all started and if they live through that, Frag/RPG until I run out, Exploding/Electric Buck and Incendiary Bolts until I run out. If they're still alive after that, I cry. And well, that's when you get the Crossbow. Until then, take out the trap bolts and pray. But if I'm still using my traps, I guess a Wrench Lurker first hit would be kinda pointless. I'll test it out and see how it goes.

Also, Mario & Luigi RPG 3 for DS is fucking incredible. Personally, I think it's better than the first game, Superstar Saga. And that's saying alot, I loved that one. Still a shame I can't read moon runes to get the humor and full story. There's only so much you can get from pantomimes, no matter how good they are. I'll definitely get it when it comes out in the US (hopefully not too long from now...) AND YOU SHOULD TOO.

And Mana, all I know about the new Fire Emblem game is that it's an enhanced remake of the very first FE game ever, released way back in like 1990 or something, for the NES. If you're a fan, give it a shot.

Posted by: Mana on 19:17 CST :: 2/23/2009

Im a FE fanboy so i got it anyways, its good so far im only on like chapter 5 I could care less if its a bad game or not...Yea it turns out it is a remake and i like it since i never played the original (which i heard was good)...

Wayne, i LOVED Superstar Saga! The last fucking boss was pretty hard too for a Mario game, Partners in Time was fun but for some reason it didnt feel the same as SS...The third one better come out soon lol i need a good RPG for the DS...

Am currently playing Re: Chain of Memories, played the GBA version and loved it so I figured why not pick up the remake? Just finished Traverse town and I like it, fuck the critics Kingdom Hearts is a good franchise

Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:12 CST :: 2/24/2009

KH1 and especially 2 were very good games but I despise card battle systems. Always have, always will. I gave CoM a shot both on the GBA and PS2 remake but it just didn't grab me. The franchise is great, CoM just isn't for me.

Partners in Time was hit-or-miss for ALOT of people. I enjoyed it, possibly because it felt like an enhanced SSS but I can definitely understand how people didn't like it. SSS was great, M&L RPG 3 wins hard though. It's much less confusing on which button controls what and does what. I'm actually back to playing SSS and I'm confused as all hell on the button layout. Shame they won't remake that for DS... even the mildly enhanced graphics they could use and redone button layout would make it considerably better to me. Oh well, still a great game. Supposedly M&L RPG 3 comes out in about a month or so... I think it's a crock of shit but we'll see. I'd love to be proven wrong on this one.

Posted by: Mana on 15:28 CST :: 2/24/2009

Yea im not a big card battle person either but since it was kingdom hearts i decided to give it a chance and i ended up liking it...as far as SSS goes I do agree that it is the best out of the two, since i have not played the third one yet I can only take your opinion for it being good
Posted by: valius on 15:25 CST :: 2/25/2009

Finished the insanity of the final case in the second Phoenix Wright game... now playing the third one :)
Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:46 CST :: 2/25/2009

The second PW game is easily the weakest in the series. You'll love PW3, trust me.
Posted by: Haruka_Ash70 on 18:27 CST :: 2/25/2009

playing little big planet and mirrors edge on my second run XD
Posted by: Mana on 17:50 CST :: 2/26/2009

Busted out the emulator and started playing FE: Sword of Seals thanks to a translation patch included with the Rom! yay I loved the FE games on the GBA
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:20 CST :: 2/26/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 14:46 CST :: 2/25/2009)
The second PW game is easily the weakest in the series. You'll love PW3, trust me.

I've played through PW2 and PW3, but I have NOT done the final case for either of them since I heard about their epic-ness before. PW2 took me longer to get that far because I didn't really like the circus case much (although I thought it ended well).

I've decided I'm going to finish the first game before I finish either 2 or 3, and I'm on case 3 in PW1, but I really don't like PW1 as much as 2 or 3. I do know that it was the first in the series and is not as polished, but so far, PW1's cases are kind of lame to me. I don't feel they use the evidence very well, I feel like a lot of the cases depend on luck, and I feel like even the cases themselves don't resolve themselves that well (I mean, I don't think the conclusions of the first two cases so far were very solid).

I've heard better things about the fourth case in PW1, though...but I'm really finding it a chore to make it through the third at the moment.

And yes, PW3 is amazing as far as I've played...I'm trying my absolute hardest to resist temptation and save the best for last. :)

Posted by: valius on 19:18 CST :: 2/26/2009

Finished DKC3 with 103%!  Yay!

Now playing Uncharted on my "non-RPG" list.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:21 CST :: 2/26/2009

As far as cases go... there's 1 case in PW and 1 in PW3 that are VERY integral to the grand finale, the last case in PW3. I won't say which ones but I'll just leave you with that.

PW's final case is also handled much better than the rest of the cases in the game, IMO.

Posted by: valius on 01:55 CST :: 2/27/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:21 CST :: 2/26/2009)
PW's final case is also handled much better than the rest of the cases in the game, IMO.

I can vouch for this... the final case in PW1 is amazing and just chock full of "WTF" moments.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 18:02 CST :: 2/27/2009

Well, it depends what case you're talking about: the "true" final case in the original PW or the tacked-on DS-only case 5 in the US PW release. I could've done without the 5th case, it blew the continuity and didn't fit in with the rest of the cases. It's still fun but it just feels like an add-on. You can definitely tell the 4th case was where the game originally ended, it has that epic FINAL feel to it.
Posted by: valius on 20:29 CST :: 2/27/2009

The "original" final is very good... it was really a "FINAL" feeling when it ended.  Easily the best case in the game.

I did like the 5th case a lot too, but it was more of a break from the old characters... the latter half is nuts.

Posted by: Kyosuke Kagami on 20:35 CST :: 3/01/2009

Playing:

-Radiata Stories (fun but long AND hard).
-Final Fantasy Tactics (I want to give it more time and give Disgaea a rest for now).
-Guilty Gear Accent Core PLUS (unlocking everything and practicing with my #R chars).

Zup, Valius :)

Posted by: valius on 15:48 CST :: 3/02/2009

GGXX: AC+ is out for us already?  Or is it the Japanese version?  Anyway, hello Kyosuke. :)


1st case of 3rd PW is already very interesting... I can tell I'm going to like this one a lot. :)

Posted by: Kyosuke Kagami on 18:51 CST :: 3/02/2009

Japanese PSP version. I can sorta understand Story Mode, so the language barrier isn't an issue for me :)
Posted by: Mana on 12:59 CST :: 3/04/2009

About halfway through FE: Sword of Seals, its pretty fucking hard compared to the US versions of FE, the RNG is pretty unforgiving towards you and seems to give the enemy ridiculous % hits (like fucking 35 and below)...

Oh and Wayne I saw the other day you got 1000 on RB2, thats pretty legit along with that Bioshock 960 or however high that was, thats pretty fucking good!

Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:26 CST :: 3/04/2009

started playing Burnout Paradise, but i keep getting pissed off that there isnt an option to automatically retry challenges like every other one ive played
Posted by: No.9 on 00:57 CST :: 3/05/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:55 CST :: 2/22/2009)
Quote (No.9 @ 13:46 CST :: 2/19/2009)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 21:22 CST :: 2/14/2009)
Shit, Big Daddies DO NOT FUCK AROUND on Hard mode. I tore through the first time on Medium, dying only a handful of times but this time going through with Vita-Chambers off (for the Brass Balls ach) on Hard mode, I've died more by the time I just got the Grenade Launcher than the entire last playthrough. And here I was thinking that Harvesting every one of those little bitches this time around would make things cake... :\

Tell me about it. I beat it on Hard with the vita chambers on and still felt like a fucking pussy cuz I died so much. You're right about the Big Daddies though, they are a fucking joke. It's almost as if they DON'T want you to beat it on hard. Speaking of jokes though, once you upgrade the wrench lurker all the way it takes soooooo much damage. Even against the Big Daddies.

Now that you mention it, maybe that'd be a better way to go about getting a first hit on them. What I try to do is set up a trap sequence for them to run through before they can even get to me: prox mine, prox mine, prox mine, trap bolt, trap bolt, RPG to the face to get it all started and if they live through that, Frag/RPG until I run out, Exploding/Electric Buck and Incendiary Bolts until I run out. If they're still alive after that, I cry. And well, that's when you get the Crossbow. Until then, take out the trap bolts and pray. But if I'm still using my traps, I guess a Wrench Lurker first hit would be kinda pointless. I'll test it out and see how it goes.

Also, Mario & Luigi RPG 3 for DS is fucking incredible. Personally, I think it's better than the first game, Superstar Saga. And that's saying alot, I loved that one. Still a shame I can't read moon runes to get the humor and full story. There's only so much you can get from pantomimes, no matter how good they are. I'll definitely get it when it comes out in the US (hopefully not too long from now...) AND YOU SHOULD TOO.

And Mana, all I know about the new Fire Emblem game is that it's an enhanced remake of the very first FE game ever, released way back in like 1990 or something, for the NES. If you're a fan, give it a shot.

sorry this is kinda late wayne but what I'm doing with the wrench lurker approach is that I used the quiet footsteps (I don't remember the name of it) and the wrench lurker. Set my traps yes, I do that, but what I'm really going for is the sneak attack critical you get from wl. Of course, right after I hit them I run like a little bitch into my hideout booby trapped by trap bolts...hahaha take that Big Daddies!!!

Ehem. The other thing that works fairly well is using the machine gun with armor piercing rounds. Especially when you use them in short controlled bursts, complimented with a stun from the electricity here and there. The huuuuuuge problem with doing that though is that the fucking rounds are the machine guns' rare ammo. It does do double the damage to big daddies...as long as you put enough room between you and bouncers you should be alright.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:24 CST :: 3/05/2009

Yeah but I didn't think the wrench has 100% damage rate on the daddies? And if that's the case, a critical from the wrench (even with quieted footsteps) still wouldn't be as effective as a faceful of frags/bolts/RPGs. I just don't feel confident enough in my abilities to drop a wrench on a daddy and still be able to run like hell back to my hidey hole before he beats the shit out of me. I'd rather do gunplay from a distance. Thanks for the strategy though.

I use armor-piercing rounds sometimes but I find that it still doesn't do as much damage as a faceful of frag, especially if you drop an Electro bolt (or especially some Electric buck) in between each frag.

Posted by: Kenshin Aori on 16:32 CST :: 3/05/2009

Um... nothing really!
Posted by: Koop on 16:49 CST :: 3/05/2009

I have been on and off on:
Prinny PSP (when my friend came over) that shit makes you shit bricks FUCK
Picross DS
Pokemans Pearl
and
PSO BB on Schtack.
haha PPPP

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:51 CST :: 3/05/2009

No Pop'n, too? :D
Posted by: Koop on 17:15 CST :: 3/05/2009

I havent played it honestly since last week. I was showing some new comers the game. (Thank god they had Sailor Moon in one of the games.)

What i really want is an pop'n arcade to have 17 so i can play the new mix *o*

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:41 CST :: 3/05/2009

Quote (Kenshin Aori @ 16:32 CST :: 3/05/2009)
Um... nothing really!

Then don't reply.

Quote (Koop @ 17:15 CST :: 3/05/2009)
What i really want is an pop'n arcade to have 17 any arcade ANYWHERE near here to GET pop'n so i can play the new mix *o* play the game in an arcade at all. :(

Fixed for Louisiana's predicament.

Posted by: Tounge73 on 21:22 CST :: 3/05/2009

currently getting my ass handed to me in resident evil. never been big on the series but this one is pretty good , if i can stop dying that is
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:37 CST :: 3/05/2009

RE 4 was NOT difficult overall. Have you played it? If 5 is anything like that, the only difficulty will come during the obligatory escort missions and Mercenaries mini-games. Once I get used to the shitty control scheme, I think I'll have much more fun with it than I did with the demo. They should've copied Dead Space's control setup button-for-button, it was perfect.
Posted by: Tounge73 on 23:36 CST :: 3/05/2009

na , resident evil 5 is my 1st one. i think i might have missed some key weapons though , cause im at a boss and still only have pistol.
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:53 CST :: 3/05/2009

Left 4 Dead is absolutely a BLAST online.
Posted by: Mana on 12:24 CST :: 3/06/2009

Yup, I love playing as the infected haha especially the tank!
Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:00 CST :: 3/06/2009

Quote (Tounge73 @ 23:36 CST :: 3/05/2009)
na , resident evil 5 is my 1st one. i think i might have missed some key weapons though , cause im at a boss and still only have pistol.

Probably missed the shotgun, you generally get that before the first big boss. Is there still a raspy-throated merchant to buy/upgrade your weapons? If so, you could more than likely buy the shotgun from him if you missed it.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 04:03 CST :: 3/08/2009

I wonder if they toned the knife down in RE5.... you could take down a boss with the knife in RE4... I thought that was pretty funny.
Posted by: No.9 on 09:37 CST :: 3/08/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 19:37 CST :: 3/05/2009)
RE 4 was NOT difficult overall. Have you played it? If 5 is anything like that, the only difficulty will come during the obligatory escort missions and Mercenaries mini-games. Once I get used to the shitty control scheme, I think I'll have much more fun with it than I did with the demo. They should've copied Dead Space's control setup button-for-button, it was perfect.

I think that the appearance of games such as gears of war, dead space and the like make a static over the shoulder a little obsolete. Almost all games today allow you to shoot while on the move, especially when it comes to 3rd person games. I do agree with you on the fact that re4 was not really difficult overall. In fact I got so good at shooting people in the face, running up and kicking them, then knifing them on the ground until they got up. Then if they were still alive I would do it again.

Also the escort missions were a little shitty until you got the suit of armor. At that point you could even use Ashley as a decoy so that you could run around and do whatever you wanted. The Mercenaries was one of the best additions and probably a little precursor to the horde mode, nazi zombies etc.

For the knifing wasn't it only one boss (I think)...and I think that the whole point of krauser being that susceptible to the knife was that earlier you had the action button cut scene with him where you fight with knives. Either way, if you played through on professional you would know that the knife was not really that strong. It just took the illuminados a long time to get up when they were knocked to the ground.

Were there any other parts that you could rape with the knife? I don't really remember...

Posted by: WayneC02 on 09:47 CST :: 3/08/2009

If you're talking about Krauser, you're right, you're definitely supposed to go at him with the knife. All his talk about the knife and forgoing the use of guns and all in the QTB knife fight and events leading up to the battle make it pretty obvious that's the way to go. Not only does it do more damage to him but it's WAYYYYYYYYYY easier to take him out.

I really wish they'd gone with move+shoot instead of static, especially since the only reason they did it was (quote from the devs) "To add more tension". Reviews all said this game is no longer survival horror but now an action game with RE lore, so I find no point in having tension then. I'll probably pick up RE5 regardless, I'm a fan of the series, especially RE4.

Posted by: Koop on 10:52 CST :: 3/08/2009

We dont have any pop'n arcades here,

Just a hdd of 15 :|

Posted by: No.9 on 00:09 CST :: 3/09/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 06:47 CST :: 3/08/2009)
I'll probably pick up RE5 regardless, I'm a fan of the series, especially RE4.

l know, l probably will too even though the control "tension" control scheme is a little outdated. Plus, I wonder if they include the mercenaries again. If they did I wonder if they will include leaderboards...
Posted by: AokiQiao on 06:42 CST :: 3/09/2009

the nearest PNM around here is houston i think.  :(

Been playing:
RB2
Pokemon Daimond
Ninja Gaiden 2

Posted by: Mana on 21:44 CST :: 3/10/2009

The Mercenaries was probably the best add on that they could have possible have done IMO, I can't even imagine how many hours I've spent playing as HUNK snapping peoples necks (which in turn was fucking AWESOME!).
Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:47 CST :: 3/10/2009

P.S. guys: Mercenaries is an unlockable mode in single play and A FULLY ONLINE MERCENARIES MODE after the pre-release patch WHAAAAAAAAAAT

Playing Breath of Fire 2 until the rest of my computer parts come in. Then I'll be playing Spore (even with the mediocre reviews) and (god fucking help me) World of Warcraft :( My soul will slowly rot and wither away

Posted by: Tounge73 on 22:55 CST :: 3/10/2009

yall should check out Eat Lead : The return of Matt Hazard.  its only a rental though , beat in like 2 days , but its funny. alot of jokes about duke nukem , halo , mario , and just video games in general
Posted by: kpopgrrl on 00:34 CST :: 3/11/2009

My boyfriend is playing MGS4. Does that count? :p
Posted by: Mana on 01:20 CST :: 3/11/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 19:47 CST :: 3/10/2009)
P.S. guys: Mercenaries is an unlockable mode in single play and A FULLY ONLINE MERCENARIES MODE after the pre-release patch WHAAAAAAAAAAT

Playing Breath of Fire 2 until the rest of my computer parts come in. Then I'll be playing Spore (even with the mediocre reviews) and (god fucking help me) World of Warcraft :( My soul will slowly rot and wither away

Im buying RE5, i was thinking about it before, now I dont even care if the game sucks im getting it.  And as far as WoW goes...it was nice knowing you Wayne...

MGS4 is a great game but the cutscenes were SUPER looooooooong

Posted by: WayneC02 on 06:53 CST :: 3/11/2009

Worst part is, I have an addictive personality so I know that no matter how much I try to avoid it (much like myself [in-joke for whoever gets it]) I cannot avoid that.

I may still pick up RE5 though. For the most part, there aren't ANY console/handheld games I'm looking forward to or that I want to play but haven't gotten the chance to. So... I built a computer instead. :)

EDIT: OH SHIT MORE BIOSHOCK 2 BACKSTORY?

< http://ps3.ign.com/articles/961/961258p1.html >

Wait. So now the new ones are EVEN FASTER? Ugh.

E2: Nevermind, just realized it's the April issue. Pegging this one as an April Fool's joke until/unless it's still confirmed afterwards.

Posted by: Mana on 02:31 CST :: 3/12/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 04:53 CST :: 3/11/2009)
For the most part, there aren't ANY console/handheld games I'm looking forward to or that I want to play

I feel the same way...like no real game that im excited for...
Posted by: No.9 on 10:41 CST :: 3/13/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 03:53 CST :: 3/11/2009)
Worst part is, I have an addictive personality so I know that no matter how much I try to avoid it (much like myself [in-joke for whoever gets it]) I cannot avoid that.

I may still pick up RE5 though. For the most part, there aren't ANY console/handheld games I'm looking forward to or that I want to play but haven't gotten the chance to. So... I built a computer instead. :)

EDIT: OH SHIT MORE BIOSHOCK 2 BACKSTORY?

< http://ps3.ign.com/articles/961/961258p1.html >

Wait. So now the new ones are EVEN FASTER? Ugh.

E2: Nevermind, just realized it's the April issue. Pegging this one as an April Fool's joke until/unless it's still confirmed afterwards.

I lol'd. I think just about everyone here has some sort of addiction that either involves PIU or some sort of video game. I guess you could even add in teh internets trolling.

Omg faster big daddies? I thought the bouncers were fucking retarded for walking around in a 200 pound diving suit and still being fast as fuck. Greeeeaaattt.....

Oh and best part about re5???? I went to the midnight release! yay right? WRONG. Get home, open my re5 and what does my xbox tell me? A big RED RING OF FUCK YOU...Idk what I'm going to do. I might just go out and get another one and send my one I have back to microsoft...

Posted by: Mana on 12:13 CST :: 3/13/2009

You're an idiot, I already told you to unplug the power cord from the wall and the xbox let it sit then turn it on.  Whatever, if you go out and buy another one purely because you got a power failure you would be the biggest shithead ever
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:42 CST :: 3/15/2009

RE5 is awkwardly controlled. I hope I get used to it.
Posted by: cj_iwakura on 22:43 CST :: 3/15/2009

So not like RE4?


And, Ys Book 1(Turbo Duo, on the VC). The game is relentlessly old school. I love it.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:25 CST :: 3/16/2009

Depends what RE4 you played. Last RE4 I played was the Wii version so it didn't have the dual-analog aiming. I got used to that in Dead Space and Bioshock but this game just handles differently. Though I'd GREATLY prefer being able to move while shooting, or the ease of point-to-aim of the Wiimote, it's just something I'll have to get used to.

P.S. New Play Control Metroid Prime? FUCK YES. Hope it makes it across to our shores.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 21:12 CST :: 3/16/2009

Wayne you are giving World of Warcraft a go? MMOs are not as bad as people make them out to be... it is just the majority of the people who play them are like the majority of the people who play any game. You know where I'm going with this... anyway the amount of fun you have with it will depend entirely on the people you hang out with in the game.
Posted by: cj_iwakura on 22:15 CST :: 3/16/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 14:25 CST :: 3/16/2009)
Depends what RE4 you played. Last RE4 I played was the Wii version so it didn't have the dual-analog aiming. I got used to that in Dead Space and Bioshock but this game just handles differently. Though I'd GREATLY prefer being able to move while shooting, or the ease of point-to-aim of the Wiimote, it's just something I'll have to get used to.

P.S. New Play Control Metroid Prime? FUCK YES. Hope it makes it across to our shores.

Gamecube version.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:26 CST :: 3/16/2009

Quote (Kuhazan @ 22:12 CST :: 3/16/2009)
Wayne you are giving World of Warcraft a go? MMOs are not as bad as people make them out to be... it is just the majority of the people who play them are like the majority of the people who play any game. You know where I'm going with this... anyway the amount of fun you have with it will depend entirely on the people you hang out with in the game.

Yeah, I just started playing yesterday. Like any game, it can suck you in. And since I have a very addictive personality... Anyway, I'm trying to not go overboard with it and only play an hour or so a day. I have a bunch of friends that play and they're helping me out and teaching me stuff, it's fun so far.

cj, you should be okay then. I actually played the PS2 version first, then Wii. The Wii controls just FEEL better for a game in which the entire gameplay is aiming. Like I said, I've had many different control setups since. It's a matter of time before I get better at it, I've only played the first part of the first chapter at any rate. I'm gonna redo it over and over until I stop sucking though :)

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 01:17 CST :: 3/17/2009

The only MMO I've ever played(and hopefully ever will play) is Shin Megami Tensei Online Imagine, but that's a given, since I'm a Megatenist.

I can't compare it to others since I don't play any, but it has a good story, and recaptures the SMT vibe very well, I think.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 11:57 CST :: 3/17/2009

did they ever get around to fixing the terrible servers? I got fed up with the constant disconnects during the beta and quit playing before they actually released it. It was hella fun when it worked though.


started working on getting all the TT trophies in Banjo Kazooie. fuck escort missions and flying missions. im terrible at both on a good day, and even worse with the damn LOG's choice vehicles.

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 21:28 CST :: 3/17/2009

Yes, disconnects are almost non-existent now.

The bad thing about it is that certain Acts pretty much require level grinding, which is not much fun.

Also, once you finish all the available Acts(which I have), there's not much left to do but admire the scenery and get new demons.

Which keeps me coming back here and there, but not nearly as much when the story had me going.

The last act doesn't resolve the story, so they've got to have more planned.

Posted by: valius on 21:42 CST :: 3/18/2009

Finished most of the "relevant" side quests in Abyss... now playing: Super Mario RPG!

Can't play so many Tales games in a row anyway :P

Posted by: Kuhazan on 00:52 CST :: 3/19/2009

Quote (valius @ 20:42 CST :: 3/18/2009)
Finished most of the "relevant" side quests in Abyss... now playing: Super Mario RPG!

Can't play so many Tales games in a row anyway :P

great could we interest you in a detour? Star Ocean : The Last Hope (which is basically a Tales game too... lol)
Posted by: valius on 02:51 CST :: 3/19/2009

That requires me to have a 360... a friend of mine played it and says it's good, but not as good as ToV... but I'll end up playing it... someday.

Playing an RPG (SMRPG) with more memorable music is a nice change. :P


Besides, a neighbor of mine has a ToV party on weekends, so it's not like I'm cut off from Tales forever. :P

Posted by: Kuhazan on 03:12 CST :: 3/19/2009

the next Tales game is on the Wii so you'll have another to play later this year.  :P
Posted by: Mana on 16:30 CST :: 3/19/2009

Quote (valius @ 00:51 CST :: 3/19/2009)
Besides, a neighbor of mine has a ToV party on weekends, so it's not like I'm cut off from Tales forever. :P

Thats sweet, its only me and my brother whenever he feels like playing lol
Posted by: valius on 00:14 CST :: 3/27/2009

Oh dear, I should mention that I now have both:

1) Grand Theft Auto 4
2) Rune Factory Frontier


Yeah, my life's over.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 01:33 CST :: 3/27/2009

GTA4 got pretty boring after I did the first section of the storyline. Maybe it's just me, but I just didnt like it very much.
Posted by: generik88 on 16:44 CST :: 3/27/2009

Battlefield Heroes Beta.
its great!

Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:52 CST :: 3/27/2009

Quote (xxxtaco @ 02:33 CST :: 3/27/2009)
GTA4 got pretty boring after I did the first section of the storyline. Maybe it's just me, but I just didnt like it very much.

That's because it's the exact same game as San Andreas, which was the same as Vice City, which was the same as GTA 3... pattern? It's Madden syndrome: prettier graphics, different characters, same game.

WoW. I know, I'm sorry too.

Posted by: valius on 00:07 CST :: 3/28/2009

The GTA4 radio and TV shows more than make up for the "same old, same old" feeling :)
Posted by: Mana on 00:33 CST :: 3/28/2009

im really eh about GTAIV, it was fun but not for me...but i can definitely see how it would be fun for others
Posted by: valius on 01:00 CST :: 3/28/2009

It's pretty much "Stress Relief", but it's not going to make me play for hours like RPGs will, and I'm not sure it deserves ALL the praise it's gotten.  Lack of offline multiplayer is horribly lame too. :(
Posted by: -AP- on 23:33 CST :: 3/28/2009

Fable 2 ^^
Posted by: Mana on 13:59 CST :: 3/31/2009

Anyone here play the new DS Final Fantasy game? yay or nay?
Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:58 CST :: 3/31/2009

Downloaded it, haven't touched it yet. Also downloaded Rhythm Heaven, haven't touched that either. Been too busy with WOW, RB2, and RE5. Moreso the former. But from what I can tell... if you liked Ring of Fates or whatever the other one was, this looks almost exactly the same.
Posted by: Mana on 17:38 CST :: 3/31/2009

Thats the thing, I havent played ring of fates so I dont know if I'll like the new one or not...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 06:03 CST :: 4/01/2009

It got decent reviews and I played it... it's alright. Nothing earth-shattering so unless you're looking for a very touch-friendly game, in the style of FFCC I'd pass on it. Or unless you can get it for free.
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 06:09 CST :: 4/01/2009

GTA Chinatown. Cool, but it's too easy.
Posted by: valius on 18:33 CST :: 4/03/2009

After getting Super Punch-Out, had some pts. left over and got Mega Man 1...

Pretty difficult stuff. :o

Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:59 CST :: 4/04/2009

Wait, what? When did Super Punch-Out release on VC?
Posted by: Mana on 12:58 CST :: 4/05/2009

MM1 is arguably the hardest game in the series...
Posted by: Sakubo on 15:24 CST :: 4/05/2009

Resident Evil 5

Rock band 2

Gear of LAG 2

I must say Resident Evil 5 Achievements on Xbox 360 are lame

Posted by: valius on 18:09 CST :: 4/05/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 13:59 CST :: 4/04/2009)
Wait, what? When did Super Punch-Out release on VC?

Last week Monday, in preparation for Punch-Out Wii in May. :)


And about MM1, that's what I've heard as well. :(

Posted by: sfxsigma on 19:42 CST :: 4/05/2009

I just replayed SMRPG last week, I'm replaying Earthbound now.  Maybe Metroid Prime and some other stuff this week since I have off from classes.

Waiting for Punch-Out Wii

Posted by: Mana on 01:02 CST :: 4/06/2009

SMRPG, Secret of Mana, Mystical Ninja (SNES), FFVII, and both KHI & II I can replay as many times as i wish and they NEVER get old or boring...some games just get boring halfway though or I lose interest lol

Speaking of games im never going to ever play again, that would be CoD: WaW on veteran, FUCK THAT! I swear i've never bee grenaded so much in my entire life! It fucking RAINS grenades...

Posted by: No.9 on 11:27 CST :: 4/06/2009

I got Fire Emblem the sacred stones for my ds. I've been playing that just about all the time. Also have to play the rest of TWEWY cuz I started a new game like a fucking idiot. I forgot how much work it takes to do all of the chapters and each week and every noise and every pin and finding food and getting money...the list goes on. I should have just kept my save file.

Started playing Killzone 2 online again, that game is alright. I can't really get my sensitivity down. I can either turn it up and be able to turn and look, but it makes it hard to aim. Or I turn it down and I can aim, but it's super slow when I turn around...need to find the middle...either way it's pretty fun. Some of those classes are pretty sick and all the guns are pretty badass.

Sometimes it seems to me that I get more replayability and more content out of my handheld games than I do with my consoles. Maybe it's the type of games that I buy for the handhelds?

Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:50 CST :: 4/06/2009

The Mystical Ninja game for N64 was incredible, I wish they'd release it on VC. Or when I hack mine, I guess I could just drop it on there.
Posted by: Mana on 12:15 CST :: 4/07/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 17:50 CST :: 4/06/2009)
The Mystical Ninja game for N64 was incredible

I don't think incredible quite describes that game...more like hilariously fun/incredible/awesome haha
Posted by: valius on 15:05 CST :: 4/07/2009

Which one?  The first one or the second one?  I've only completed the first (and it was hilarious) :)

I should get the SNES one on VC to try out...

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:22 CST :: 4/07/2009

The first one for N64. Amazing game. Shame the Goemon games don't sell in the US :(

I have the SNES one... it's okay but not as good as the N64 one, IMO.

Posted by: Sprite on 19:41 CST :: 4/07/2009

Resident Evil 5

DJMAX Trilogy

Killzone 2

ITG

NX2

L4D

TF2

Posted by: Mana on 01:14 CST :: 4/08/2009

The SNES one is fun as hell but i agree not as funny as the N64 one haha, I still remember the fucking guys doing pirouettes off the screen after a boss battle hahahahaha
Posted by: Gard on 10:28 CST :: 4/08/2009

O.O Mystical Ninja for the 64 was a piece of art I tell you! I used to rent it when I was like 8 years old, ahh good times, I remember I didn't have a Memory Pak to keep my progress xD but who cares the game was unique in my opinion the best Mystical Ninja game out there, of course the SNES one is still awesome sauce.

I would really love to play that again on my N64, too bad it's a rare gem to find nowadays D= emulators just don't add the feeling it deserves hehe ahh good old times where games were awesome...

Posted by: Mana on 11:40 CST :: 4/13/2009

Street fighter IV, people that play online play like such pussies, they turtle, do a cheap attack, then run away...annoying
Posted by: No.9 on 11:51 CST :: 4/13/2009

FUUUUCKKK the Lagdou Ruins! I spent 3 days off and on in the ruins and on the last floor (the LAST FLOOR!) I lose two bishops in the first turn. Fuck! Sacred Stones is fun, but not being able to save in Valni tower and in the Ruins is pretty dumb though.
Posted by: Koop on 21:13 CST :: 4/13/2009

Mario Kart WIIII
Posted by: Jared on 20:06 CST :: 4/22/2009

Okay so I have been getting into Shadow of the Colossus lately.  I've beaten 6 colossi now and holy CRAP this game is fucking AWESOME.

Also, I found Portal for $10 so I bought it.  I like it so far, but I don't know how far to the end I am.

Also also, the PEGGLE SERIES holy crap most addicting casual games EVER and if you have Steam you can get the whole series for $15 (I have the retail releases though).

Posted by: valius on 12:46 CST :: 4/23/2009

I've heard a lot about Ico and Shadow of the Colossus being amazing, I guess it's true?


In other news, the Metal Slug Anthology is pretty awesome so far. :)

Posted by: Jared on 14:51 CST :: 4/23/2009

Well I haven't played ICO but Shadow is definitely amazing so far.  (Beat another one last night, so I'm nearly halfway through the game.)  Getting on and then climbing all over the colossi, looking for weak points, is thoroughly engaging at worst, and breathtaking at best.  And the music is phenomenal!
Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:22 CST :: 4/23/2009

Dude, Shadow of the Colossus is a fucking incredible game. Count yourself lucky to play it. I don't think they pressed very many copies, or at least, it didn't sell that good even though it's phenomenal. Vastly underrated by everyone who hasn't played it.
Posted by: No.9 on 21:08 CST :: 4/23/2009

Quote (valius @ 10:46 CST :: 4/23/2009)
In other news, the Metal Slug Anthology is pretty awesome so far. :)

Have you played as Clark or Ralf yet??
Posted by: Mana on 14:51 CST :: 4/24/2009

I forgot they were in the game lol, Anthology is a great game especially if you play it with a friend!
Posted by: Jared on 15:05 CST :: 4/30/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 16:22 CST :: 4/23/2009)
Dude, Shadow of the Colossus is a fucking incredible game. Count yourself lucky to play it. I don't think they pressed very many copies, or at least, it didn't sell that good even though it's phenomenal. Vastly underrated by everyone who hasn't played it.

I dunno, when I got my (used) copy there were like four of them at the store.  :indifferent:
Posted by: valius on 12:56 CST :: 5/04/2009

Quote (No.9 @ 20:08 CST :: 4/23/2009)
Quote (valius @ 10:46 CST :: 4/23/2009)
In other news, the Metal Slug Anthology is pretty awesome so far. :)

Have you played as Clark or Ralf yet??

Haven't played 6 yet, but I played through 1-2 with peacemaker (and gah, aliens in Mission 6)


Anyway, with SMRPG's Culex and Smithy put to rest... I'm back on FE: Path of Radiance. :)

Posted by: Mana on 19:51 CST :: 5/04/2009

Bioshock...I swear the Big Daddies on hard do not fuck around...I swear I spent 15 minutes on ONE Rosie only to die by a proximity mine that was thrown like a minute into the fight! ARGH! Would you kindly die?
Posted by: IsRaMiNe on 19:59 CST :: 5/04/2009

I can not have all of those games because they are SO EXPENSIVE here in Mexico, shadow of the colossus, for example, it is round U$60, and that's a lot of money (Well, maybe not, but it cuts my leissure)
Posted by: No.9 on 22:54 CST :: 5/04/2009

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In other news, the Metal Slug Anthology is pretty awesome so far. :)

Have you played as Clark or Ralf yet??

Haven't played 6 yet, but I played through 1-2 with peacemaker (and gah, aliens in Mission 6)


Anyway, with SMRPG's Culex and Smithy put to rest... I'm back on FE: Path of Radiance. :)

Yup yup yup, gah to the aliens is what's up. So how exactly are you supposed to get through that entire level (which is the longest in all 6 games) WITHOUT DYING!?!? I mean wtf, as soon as you lose your power up you are FUCKED. Lol, I'm serious you are fucked my friend. And if the game was trying to give you a chance? LOLZ! Noooooo sir, your measly grenade max lets you high and dry mashing the grenade button and seeing your tarma or fio throwing high fives to no one. Me and Mana beat it after like 40 continues.

Onto POR? I like it! But don't you love the fact that you can't use all your units?? I'm just kidding, some of their growth stats are pretttttty bad. For a main character though Ike rapes as soon as he is promoted. I liked that game though, even if they did take out the Hero and Druid classes (which were in my fav 5).

Oh and Mana, did you read my post and waynes posts about Bioshock on hard? Those things don't fuck around!



Posted by: valius on 00:56 CST :: 5/05/2009

Quote (No.9 @ 21:54 CST :: 5/04/2009)
Yup yup yup, gah to the aliens is what's up. So how exactly are you supposed to get through that entire level (which is the longest in all 6 games) WITHOUT DYING!?!? I mean wtf, as soon as you lose your power up you are FUCKED. Lol, I'm serious you are fucked my friend. And if the game was trying to give you a chance? LOLZ! Noooooo sir, your measly grenade max lets you high and dry mashing the grenade button and seeing your tarma or fio throwing high fives to no one. Me and Mana beat it after like 40 continues.

Onto POR? I like it! But don't you love the fact that you can't use all your units?? I'm just kidding, some of their growth stats are pretttttty bad. For a main character though Ike rapes as soon as he is promoted. I liked that game though, even if they did take out the Hero and Druid classes (which were in my fav 5).

LOL, 30+ continues for us on both Metal Slug 1 and 2 :P

As for FE, even with me not getting lvl 20 in time for his promotion (oops :(), he is still ridiculously powerful.  I'm coming back to it (on ch. 19) after putting it aside back when Tales of Symphonia 2 came out in November.  Then I played Abyss shortly afterwards, then took down SMRPG for a break from "serious" RPGs. :)  So now I'm back to FE to show off my superior tactical skills.

Posted by: Mana on 15:32 CST :: 5/05/2009

Yea i remember now that you mention it...its a lot harder mainly because I am playing without the vita-chambers one which means no coming back to a partially dead Daddy...
Posted by: No.9 on 14:55 CST :: 5/07/2009

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Yup yup yup, gah to the aliens is what's up. So how exactly are you supposed to get through that entire level (which is the longest in all 6 games) WITHOUT DYING!?!? I mean wtf, as soon as you lose your power up you are FUCKED. Lol, I'm serious you are fucked my friend. And if the game was trying to give you a chance? LOLZ! Noooooo sir, your measly grenade max lets you high and dry mashing the grenade button and seeing your tarma or fio throwing high fives to no one. Me and Mana beat it after like 40 continues.

Onto POR? I like it! But don't you love the fact that you can't use all your units?? I'm just kidding, some of their growth stats are pretttttty bad. For a main character though Ike rapes as soon as he is promoted. I liked that game though, even if they did take out the Hero and Druid classes (which were in my fav 5).

LOL, 30+ continues for us on both Metal Slug 1 and 2 :P

As for FE, even with me not getting lvl 20 in time for his promotion (oops :(), he is still ridiculously powerful.  I'm coming back to it (on ch. 19) after putting it aside back when Tales of Symphonia 2 came out in November.  Then I played Abyss shortly afterwards, then took down SMRPG for a break from "serious" RPGs. :)  So now I'm back to FE to show off my superior tactical skills.

I think my Ike was around level 16 when he was "promoted" but he still managed to max out str, def and spd.

Sometimes my tactical genius overlooks the obvious...and lo and behold, 20 turns into a map I have to start over because I lose a unit.  :grr:

Posted by: valius on 16:48 CST :: 5/07/2009

Ok good, my Ike was around that level when he got promoted, so i guess I'll be ok.  Just got a new mage character (whose name I won't mention) who can use a knife and has B-rank on all three magical elements.  What mages did you end up using more?
Posted by: No.9 on 13:03 CST :: 5/09/2009

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Ok good, my Ike was around that level when he got promoted, so i guess I'll be ok.  Just got a new mage character (whose name I won't mention) who can use a knife and has B-rank on all three magical elements.  What mages did you end up using more?

My main mage was Soren. He is just as ludicrous as Ike. The mages I used were Soren, Tormod (he becomes decent if you use your extra exp, otherwise he'll not make it cuz he joins so late) and Ilyana. The one you were talking about is kinda useless cuz the knives in that game suck and her str cap isn't high and her stat growth in that category isn't that great either. You only need a few mages, unless you're on a heavy Laguz map.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:18 CST :: 5/09/2009

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Yea i remember now that you mention it...its a lot harder mainly because I am playing without the vita-chambers one which means no coming back to a partially dead Daddy...

Same here. If I'm going for the beat it the hardest difficulty achievement, might as well try for the No Vita Chambers too :\
Posted by: valius on 16:03 CST :: 5/09/2009

In between FE and Uncharted, I got Klonoa, the Wii remake of the original PS1 game.


It is... BEAUTIFUL. :)

Posted by: Mana on 13:07 CST :: 5/11/2009

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Yea i remember now that you mention it...its a lot harder mainly because I am playing without the vita-chambers one which means no coming back to a partially dead Daddy...

Same here. If I'm going for the beat it the hardest difficulty achievement, might as well try for the No Vita Chambers too :\

Thats what I did, but holy shit when you get "Code Yellowed" defeating Big Daddies you need to pretty much have full life.  Using Adam however is a completely different story, no need to buy every tonic seeing as you really dont need them for the tonic collector achievement so you can get the Life/Eve upgrades which makes life a little easier.

TIP: Get the Eve saver tonic from the DLC, it made my life a TON easier! That and the tonic that makes the vending machines cheaper because I found myself buying health and eve pretty much after every battle

Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:45 CST :: 5/11/2009

Yeah, the Eve Saver tonic is a godsend. All I'm gonna do is buy all the extra tonic slots and Live/Eve upgrades I can and go to town with Electro Bolt lol
Posted by: Mana on 10:46 CST :: 5/12/2009

Yea I used the wrench more often than not, except for of course the Big Daddy because "nobody cross-ah the big-ah Daddy"
Posted by: No.9 on 01:48 CST :: 5/18/2009

I think some of the achievements on fallout 3 dlc broken steel is glitched. I got all but 3, yet they appear and disappear from time to time from my overall achievements. Weird, is anyone else experiencing this same thing?
Posted by: Cyko on 12:35 CST :: 6/02/2009

Tokobots (PSP)
^^

Posted by: Thanh on 13:58 CST :: 6/02/2009

Pokemon Diamond after not playing mine for almost a year.  My friends all started playing Platinum and wanted me to get back into Pokemon.  I'm not doing that much in this game other than getting a team ready to battle my friends.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 19:16 CST :: 6/03/2009

Mirror's Edge because it was $19.99 and I think that is a fair price for how short it is...
Posted by: No.9 on 17:09 CST :: 6/05/2009

Killzone 2. On my big ass, laggy tv. With the sluggy sensitivity. Oh and the shotguns that headshot you from across the map.
Posted by: valius on 17:24 CST :: 6/10/2009

After having triumphed over Mike Tyson/Mr. Dream in the original Punch-Out, then crushing the opposition in the easy game called Super Punch-Out, I'm now playing Punch-Out Wii... and I've lost three times in the MAJOR circuit already :o
Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:35 CST :: 6/10/2009

Great Tiger is a pain in the ass.
Posted by: valius on 13:38 CST :: 6/11/2009

I beat him, but I still fail to dodge his little uppercut from the back of the ring, because I'm too slow. :(  Yes, he's annoying.

The Don gave me a bit of a hard time with his little quick jabs later on in the match.

Also, Aran Ryan is NUTS.

Posted by: F-haru 1952 on 15:21 CST :: 6/11/2009

Aryan Ryan (both forms) is awesomely fun to play against :D

Also, playing Touhou Battle Gaiden 'cause I'm a Tetriswhore and Touhoufag.



~fh



Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:24 CST :: 6/11/2009

Aran Ryan was WAY more fun on Super Punch Out with his Irish Rush or whatever it was. Now it's just miserable.
Posted by: valius on 17:50 CST :: 6/11/2009

The Irish rush wasn't THAT hard to defend against, and it was really just a very fast version of Piston Hurricane's Hurricane Rush.  It wasn't that interesting to fight against him.

It's definitely harder to fight against him now... I actually won by decision, since I couldn't counter his punches well enough (it was my first time)... it is hilarious to fight against him, especially with his talk about cheeseburgers being in your gloves. :P

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:07 CST :: 6/11/2009

Great Tiger's in Wii?

Ugh. I hated him in the NES version. He was the one I was stuck on for the longest time before I got to anybody truly hard.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 13:33 CST :: 6/12/2009

It wasn't exactly hard to fight against him on SNES, it was fun though because you had to have the timing of the high-low blocks down to successfully defend it. Wii version is just dumb, he moves around so randomly.

P.S. just like watching any other "i'm awesome at the game and i'll show you" videos, watching this guy on youtube lay the beatdown on Punch Out!! Wii makes me sad in the pants

Posted by: No.9 on 13:38 CST :: 6/13/2009

Went back and played RE4 the Mercenaries. I actually am not as bad as I remember. My highest score was 183740 on the castle with HUNK. However on my second game (my first one I got killed by a Bella sis) I did manage to get around 170000 on the village (I went to the menu on accident before I could check the final score). Not bad, but I want to get over 200000 at least once. Does anyone have any advice??


Oh and Mana and I FINALLY got the good grade achievement on chapter 4 of Ikaruga. It took us 2 days of constant playing and yelling at each other. Definitely the most frustrating achievement that I've ever worked at.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:08 CST :: 6/14/2009

Played Punchout Wii today.

................Aran Ryan sucks. :indifferent:

Posted by: WayneC02 on 08:42 CST :: 6/14/2009

Eh, he's not too bad. I also whipped Bald Bull's ass my first ever try. Sandman, however... he hits SO HARD and SO FAST :(

I did also manage to drop Glass Joe in a solid 27.82 seconds. There's still minimal room for improvement but I challenge anyone here to beat that time :)

Posted by: Mana on 22:08 CST :: 6/19/2009

Fallout 3
Posted by: valius on 00:45 CST :: 6/22/2009

In an epic moment of glory, Little Mac, KO'd twice and 1 smidge of bar away from being TKO'd, defeated Mr. Sandman by TKO with 0:01 seconds left on the clock in Round 2.

OW, that was a scary fight.  I don't want to know how Title Defense will be :|

Posted by: Mana on 15:13 CST :: 6/25/2009

Devil Survivor, i've never actually played a Shin Megami game before so I don't really have any expectations for the game...but its fun so far!
Posted by: Jared on 19:29 CST :: 6/25/2009

Circle of the Moon!  Never got around to finishing it a while ago, so I'm starting it over for coherency's sake.
Posted by: Avelino on 04:25 CST :: 7/08/2009

Pump It Up PRO, Dance! Online, DDR 2nd Mix, DDR Club Mix, Rayman 2 and DJMAX Black Square.  :P
Posted by: Thanh on 16:32 CST :: 7/09/2009

BlazBlue

I've been playing with my friend for probably at least 12 hours.

Posted by: valius on 21:45 CST :: 7/09/2009

Coincidentally, I'm also playing Blazblue, and it's fun (even if I like GG a little more).  Who do you use normally, and are you on PSN (even if playing someone from Florida is probably going to be horribly laggy for me)?  I really only have a cursory knowledge of Noel and Rachel right now.
Posted by: Gard on 00:04 CST :: 7/10/2009

Bioshock on my PC... At night w/ headphones  :P
Posted by: Thanh on 00:27 CST :: 7/10/2009

Quote (valius @ 23:45 CST :: 7/09/2009)
Coincidentally, I'm also playing Blazblue, and it's fun (even if I like GG a little more).  Who do you use normally, and are you on PSN (even if playing someone from Florida is probably going to be horribly laggy for me)?  I really only have a cursory knowledge of Noel and Rachel right now.

I was playing at my friend's house.  His PSN is Suichiro but keep in mind it won't be me if you're going to be playing him for now.  I'm sure he'll be up to play with some of my forum buddies though.  

I main Litchi.  I haven't completely decided on my sub yet, but I do like Taokaka.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:31 CST :: 7/10/2009

Just finished Tales of the Abyss.

It's good, but I don't think it's quite as good as Symphonia or Symphonia II. (Yes, I really liked Symphonia II, because I think the characters came out tremendously...I'll remember the lines, dialogue, and specific scenes from it for a long, long time to come.)

Posted by: No.9 on 13:08 CST :: 7/12/2009

Been trying to play Knights in the Nightmare but someone has been using my ds non-stop....I'm not naming names or pointing fingers at Mana or anything....
Posted by: Dan Druff on 22:19 CST :: 7/13/2009

I tried playing < Vanguard Princess >, which is a free Japanese 2D fighter for PC.  The game looks really good, but I have no idea what I'm doing in the game.


Posted by: valius on 14:04 CST :: 7/14/2009

Ah, I read about this on Gamasutra the other day.


The spritework for this game is outstanding, especially considering this is a freeware game.  I might have to give it a try.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:28 CST :: 7/14/2009

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Been trying to play Knights in the Nightmare but someone has been using my ds non-stop....I'm not naming names or pointing fingers at Mana or anything....

Unless you're disgustingly masochistic and actually ENJOYED getting to level 8927349827389472984 in Disgaea, and enjoy learning ridiculous game mechanics, I'd stay far away. This game is about as accessible as an ant's vagina.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:42 CST :: 7/14/2009

who wouldnt enjoy disgaea that much?
I think i might start a new file just to spite you...

Posted by: valius on 18:34 CST :: 7/14/2009

I now have Disgaea 3 after getting it cheap, used... I know my life will be over the minute I start this game, so I'm shovelling off shorter games first. :)


So I finished Uncharted finally, and it was a great ending.  I'll just finish up the treasure list and then it's on to... Conduit.

Posted by: Dan Druff on 22:24 CST :: 7/14/2009

To anyone playing Disgaea 3, wait until Thursday, July 16, 2009 for trophy support.  The update won't work on your old save.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:15 CST :: 7/15/2009

lol PS3
Posted by: valius on 15:09 CST :: 7/15/2009

Quote (Dan Druff @ 21:24 CST :: 7/14/2009)
To anyone playing Disgaea 3, wait until Thursday, July 16, 2009 for trophy support.  The update won't work on your old save.

Thanks for the heads-up, guess it's a good thing I'm still in the middle of FE right now. :)
Posted by: Tenkao2SE on 16:21 CST :: 7/15/2009

Trying to beat "I wanna be the guy" in Impossible mode... 4 bosses, my max record...

Trying to beat "I wanna e the fangame" in Very Hard mode... already cleared it.

Posted by: Tounge73 on 00:29 CST :: 7/16/2009

DoDonPachi Daioujou BLack Label on 360


Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:40 CST :: 7/16/2009

one last mission to go in Saints Row. Its the final Carnales mission where dex is driving like an epileptic monkey and you have to try to blow the plane up while he's swerving side to side on a fucking flat runway. Cant aim worth shit.
Posted by: Jared on 19:00 CST :: 7/16/2009

Treasure World, rofl.

Oh also the DS Art Style games.  <3

Posted by: Gard on 22:30 CST :: 7/16/2009

Recently bought Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon for my old N64 and so far I'm in the second half of the game.  :)
Posted by: valius on 13:16 CST :: 7/21/2009

Funny thing is that my sister just bought the Japanese version of the game in Japan. :P


Well, finished pretty much OCDing Klonoa (Wii) after getting every gem in the hardest level in the game.  Now working on Wario Land: Shake It then OCDing it.

Posted by: Thanh on 15:11 CST :: 7/21/2009

Planet Puzzle League and FFCC:Echos of Time.  EoT actually surprised me.  I loved the Gamecube one and this one imo improved it alot.
Posted by: The W on 21:51 CST :: 7/21/2009

red faction best 60 bucks i never spent
Posted by: Chris Lee on 02:24 CST :: 7/31/2009

Our Dave & Busters FINALLY got some new X-BOX 360 games, after a year of the same old shit. NBA 2K6 and so on. They had the new Wolverine game, Street Fighter 4, Call of Duty: World at War, Resident Evil 5, and others. I picked up Street Fighter 4 and COD.

So now I'm seeing if I can reach 100% in COD. I gotta buy the map packs, it seems.

Posted by: Thanh on 10:16 CST :: 7/31/2009

Super Princess Peach and Yu-Gi-Oh 5ds on the DS.  SPP is surprisingly fun, and I used to be a diehard Yu-Gi-Oh player in middle school before DDR took over my life so this game is bringing back the days when Yu-Gi-Oh was actually fun.
Posted by: Chris Lee on 01:58 CST :: 8/04/2009

Update.

Street Fighter 4 has to be the WORST game I played. Even on the easiest setting, I barely last 25 seconds before I lose. Nonstop combo attacks, I barely get anything in, and they et all these hyper combo things.

Worst fighting game for the 360.

Posted by: davyn on 20:53 CST :: 8/05/2009

I don't know, I managed to beat it on easy mode once.
Posted by: Mana on 23:16 CST :: 8/05/2009

The 360 controller sucks for fighting games, i prefer the playstation controller IMO...am currently playing knights in the nightmare and am actually enjoying the grinding for some reason...
Posted by: valius on 02:42 CST :: 8/06/2009

PS controller or Fighting stick all the way for fighting games.  I now own a fighting stick which I can use for Wii, PS3, and PC, with the help of some affordable converters. :)


Almost to the end of FE: Path of Radiance.  Probably be playing Lufia II after a little quickie with DQ1.

Posted by: Mana on 22:05 CST :: 8/06/2009

Is LIVE down? Tried to get online and wouldnt connect, went on xbox.com and nobody was on...I guess its down...
Posted by: Tounge73 on 02:09 CST :: 8/07/2009

its up now , im online
Posted by: WayneC02 on 13:03 CST :: 8/07/2009

Friends were having problems last night connecting too. It's fine now though.

Turtles in Time Re-Shelled. Same game, only prettier. And we all know how much I'm a graphics whore. :)

Posted by: Mana on 02:33 CST :: 8/08/2009

oh ok, yea ive had to do a couple updates for some reason as well...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:52 CST :: 8/09/2009

Lost Odyssey, AGAIN. I will get the Treasure Trove achievement this time around. THIS I PROMISE YOU ALL.
Posted by: Jared on 22:32 CST :: 8/09/2009

Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, and miscellaneous puzel gaems.
Posted by: Mana on 05:54 CST :: 8/14/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 18:52 CST :: 8/09/2009)
Lost Odyssey, AGAIN. I will get the Treasure Trove achievement this time around. THIS I PROMISE YOU ALL.

Did it glitch on you or something? I've only had one problem with glitched achievements which was on Assassins creed finding all the flags in the Kingdom (100), im missing one...ive checked the entire thing 3 different times with an interactive map...thats homo...
Posted by: davyn on 23:01 CST :: 8/14/2009

Earthbound. I only have an eeePC with a PS2 controller here so I'll probably be replaying a lot of SNES stuff.
Posted by: valius on 00:00 CST :: 8/15/2009

Great ending to a great FE game: FE: Path of Radiance...

onto DQ1 (waiting for non buggy SNES WAD for my Wii to come out) and Lufia 2!

So far so good on Lufia 2 at least.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:16 CST :: 8/15/2009

Quote (Mana @ 07:54 CST :: 8/14/2009)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 18:52 CST :: 8/09/2009)
Lost Odyssey, AGAIN. I will get the Treasure Trove achievement this time around. THIS I PROMISE YOU ALL.

Did it glitch on you or something? I've only had one problem with glitched achievements which was on Assassins creed finding all the flags in the Kingdom (100), im missing one...ive checked the entire thing 3 different times with an interactive map...thats homo...

Nope, it didn't glitch. I got to the end to find out I missed some things. Went back and found a few things that I was missing but I still didn't get it. Screw wandering for hours trying to find that one thing, I'll just replay the whole game with a checklist :)
Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:51 CST :: 8/24/2009

Double posting sucks, unless I'm doing it, in which case I'm 150% the coolest person ever.

Playing the Metriod Prime Trilogy. Wii controls on the original Prime and Prime 2 is SOOOOOO much nicer. It's the same content but the new gameplay makes the game so refreshing.

Posted by: valius on 01:50 CST :: 8/25/2009

Ah I heard that was coming out, and I never played any of them on the original system... so I'm guessing this is a good way to experience all three of the games?


Anyway, pausing Wario Land and Lufia II for a Nyxquest binge (great game!) and some RFF to warm up for Harvest Moon in October.

Posted by: Jared on 20:01 CST :: 8/25/2009

I just got the MP Trilogy too but first I'm about to start Layton 2 instead, which I got at the same time.

(I never played Prime 1 or 2 so it will all be new to me, which is why I preordered it, but it's good to hear that the controls are greatly improved this time.)

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:33 CST :: 8/26/2009

Just make sure you set the Sensitivity to "Advanced" it turns on free-lock which lets you move your cannon while staying locked onto an enemy. VERY good thing.

I think you guys will enjoy it. Even if you don't really play FPSes (like me), I think you'll enjoy the games. Bear in mind, though, that Prime 2 is widely considered the most difficult of the Trilogy.

Posted by: Jared on 21:51 CST :: 8/26/2009

(I should have mentioned that I didn't play 3 either.)  I played a little of 1 tonight, up to the first save point.  How does moving your cannon while you're locked-on make much difference?  I haven't changed the settings and I'm already kind of annoyed that when I "lock on" to something, I can still accidentally shoot past it if I twitch.

As for Layton 2, so far I think it's impressive.  Not gonna post any spoilers though, of course.  :)

Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:25 CST :: 8/26/2009

It makes difference in fights against bosses, mostly. It's personal preference, of course, but I like it better when I can stay locked on to a boss and still be able to blast away projectiles. To each his own though.

Layton 2 is more of the same from the first. Though that's not at all a bad thing :D

Posted by: WaltCip on 14:02 CST :: 8/27/2009

Tetris for Gameboy. Best version of Tetris out there IMO (yes, even above the NES, because you can't practically take a NES with you on car rides).
Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:36 CST :: 8/27/2009

Prime 1 down: 100% item collection, 100% logbook scans.

(if you're into that sortof thing, think about grabbing a list of one-time scans... getting to the end of the game and realizing you missed ONE missable scan is nerdrage... trust me)

Time to start on Prime 2.

Posted by: Elche on 18:08 CST :: 8/30/2009

World of Goo, pretty nice game even though I don´t know what to do with MOM´s computer yet u.u
Posted by: WayneC02 on 18:56 CST :: 8/30/2009

Prime 2 down: 100% item collection, 100% logbook scans (!)

Even I was surprised about that. I thought for sure I'd missed something because a couple bosses have 3, 4, or even 5 different scans. But I got it in the end. Doesn't get you anything extra, as the "special movies" are unlocked by item collection % alone. I can wave my e-peen around though now.

Tackling Prime 3 now. For the 3rd time.

Posted by: Thanh on 22:03 CST :: 8/30/2009

Played Portal at my friend's house.  Hella fun but some of these puzzles get really f-ing hard.
Posted by: titopump on 19:01 CST :: 8/31/2009

pokemon platino
Posted by: Mana on 15:38 CST :: 9/01/2009

Still on Knights in the Knightmare but on my second game on hard...pretty much the same except no leveling apparently so im struggling a bit with Vitality on some units and im trying not to transoul the shit out of my army...still a fun game ethough
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 17:58 CST :: 9/02/2009

Playing GTA: San Andreas on the PC. its been a while.. :D
Posted by: Enka on 09:32 CST :: 9/04/2009

I just finished No More Heroes (yes, I know it's a little old, but I waited some months to get it cheaper XD). And well, PIU, I want to play another good game, but I'm not sure if it's gonna be possible (I'm selling my Wii soon so...)
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:33 CST :: 9/04/2009

Prime 3 down: 100% items. Guess I'll go back and get the scans I missed.
Posted by: valius on 15:08 CST :: 9/04/2009

Finished Nyxquest a few days ago.  I cannot recommend this game enough... this is a great platformer and easily one of the best games on Wiiware.  And it's a mere $10 for 6 hrs. and 30 mins. give or take. :)


Attempting to finish Metroid 1 to get Suitless Samus, then finishing the game again for the "best" ending.

Posted by: Enka on 22:51 CST :: 9/05/2009

BTW o.o I want to play Portal, they say it's great!
Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:14 CST :: 9/06/2009

Just got Muramasa. It's like Odin Sphere, only not shitty actually fun and just as pretty.
Posted by: valius on 16:26 CST :: 9/08/2009

I too now have Muramasa and am 1:20 in so far on Shura mode, because I'm nuts. :P  I love the style, and I like that I actually have to think about how to make the most efficient use of my combos.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:52 CST :: 9/08/2009

I'm only about a half hour in (been playing tons of music games) but I don't really find that I have to think about a whole lot :\ I can mostly just mash the attack button and get through every fight except boss fights with the unscathed bonus. I love the game, it looks and plays amazing but... Is there something more to it?
Posted by: valius on 22:04 CST :: 9/08/2009

I've already died at least 5 times to REGULAR enemies :(  In Shura mode, it feels like the enemies do 50 if I even turn my back on them for one second.  Muso mode is REALLY easy from what I've seen (LOL 10 dmg from enemies)

Either that, or I'm horribly sucky at this game.  peacemaker can also attest to how difficult fights can be.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:27 CST :: 9/08/2009

I dunno, I think the difficulty level's about right from the one level I've played. Hopefully it gets harder, though.
Posted by: valius on 23:07 CST :: 9/08/2009

It does, trust me.  The enemies use more creative ways of swarming you later.  Umbrella enemies and kaphas... grrr.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 23:25 CST :: 9/08/2009

Ah, okay then. Guess that's what I have to look forward to.

Kaphas are the bald turtle men things right? I KNEW I'd seen them in various JRPGs before but I couldn't remember what they were called!

Posted by: Mana on 18:11 CST :: 9/09/2009

Killzone 2, my friend was going to get a Blu Ray player and it ended up being the same price for a PS3 as the player he wanted lol so i convinced him to get the PS3 (he doesn't play much games) and now I have a decent shooter on the PS3 without the price tag!
Posted by: valius on 15:11 CST :: 9/10/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 22:25 CST :: 9/08/2009)
Ah, okay then. Guess that's what I have to look forward to.

Kaphas are the bald turtle men things right? I KNEW I'd seen them in various JRPGs before but I couldn't remember what they were called!

Yup, those are Kaphas.  Kaphas are REALLY annoying, especially if you leave one or two of them alone for too long.  Also, swarms of samurai are an utter pain to beat.  I've also noticed that getting hit cleanly by the enemy = 1/4 of my life. :(

Took five tries to defeat the second boss, but it was an interesting almost Kingdom Hearts or Zelda like boss fight.  Lots of fun. :)


I'm wondering how long this game is, since I've already seen an optional passage I can go to.

Posted by: Thanh on 19:29 CST :: 9/10/2009

3rd strike.  

D: moment for me.

Posted by: WaltCip on 19:40 CST :: 9/10/2009

Rise Of The Triad.

Old-school FPS action with ludicrous gibs.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:44 CST :: 9/10/2009

Metroid Prime Triology

Playing MP1 on Veteran. Playing on the Wii controls is 1000000000000000X then a GC controller. Oh and i'm finding Veteran mode too easy

Posted by: WayneC02 on 19:48 CST :: 9/10/2009

In my opinion, the original 2 Prime games were made considerably easier with the updated Wii controls.

Guess it's time to go back through Prime with the Fusion suit. /shrug

Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:15 CST :: 9/11/2009

I lied. I just "acquired" Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story so I'll be doing that instead. :) Fantastic M&L humor incoming!
Posted by: Jared on 20:20 CST :: 9/16/2009

Gyah!  I would have gotten that today if the recent payments on my credit card had gone through faster.  Scribblenauts too.  :(

Finished Metroid II the other day, and still playing Prime 1.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:30 CST :: 9/16/2009

Bubble Bobble Neo hit the XBL. That game is fun as hell and chicks love it

Also expanding my GH/RB2 library. I swear RB2 is the first video i have ever played where i have Bipolar issues. I want to really love this game but it so much Bullshit that it makes me want to throw the game out the window. So it's an love it/hate it realtionship :P

Posted by: Noodles on 20:46 CST :: 9/16/2009

Counter Strike: Source. Man, do I miss CSS. Fuck all of you Brazilians who still play 1.6. That shit is horrible. I don't understand. The rendering and graphics suck ass, and 99% of all cyber cafe's down there all have 1.6. Grr.

And Team Fortress 2. My god, Valve makes the best games ever. From Half Life, to CSS, to Portal, to TF2, and lately L4D.

Posted by: Gard on 21:28 CST :: 9/16/2009

Resident Evil 5 yay getting cornered by mad africans WHAATAWULEEEEH
Posted by: valius on 00:12 CST :: 9/17/2009

Quote (Jared @ 19:20 CST :: 9/16/2009)
Gyah!  I would have gotten that today if the recent payments on my credit card had gone through faster.  Scribblenauts too.  :(

Finished Metroid II the other day, and still playing Prime 1.

Oh, I'm also playing Metroid II as well as Zero Mission :)  (at work)  Continuing the Muramasa binge at home.
Posted by: Jared on 12:31 CST :: 9/17/2009

Finally picked up my GBA and finished Circle of the Moon this morning.  All I had to do was waltz into Dracula's room and smite away, but I'd been putting it off for some reason.

I dunno if I'll play Magician mode any time soon, though - I stuffed Road Trip: Shifting Gears into my GBA after that and started it over.  It's a fun little racer from the ChoroQ series - technically the sequel to the GBA game Gadget Racers, which I already finished a while ago.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 21:48 CST :: 9/17/2009

Bought Need for speed Shift on launch day, played it for 11 hours straight, and went to work without having slept. Good shit.

EDIT: still cant get the hang of drift mode. Its like driving on ice, even when you feather the throttle. You cant even go in a straight line if you wanted too. No idea how im supposed to control a car with zero traction.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:47 CST :: 9/23/2009

Wii Sports Resort

Wiimotion Plus is fucking WIN

Posted by: xxxtaco on 18:02 CST :: 9/29/2009

Scribblenauts, Street Fighter 4, and the BRUTAL LEGEND demo
Posted by: valius on 21:46 CST :: 9/29/2009

Beat Metroid II in 2:34 getting the best ending :)

I'm on Super Metroid, and it is a big step up from Metroid II.  I love it so far, even if I do get lost sometimes.


Still on Muramasa, with a little Prof. Layton and the Curious Village on the side.  Those puzzles are hard.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:54 CST :: 9/30/2009

Bust-A-Move Live!

Best puzzle game, ever; plus good game to get down with GF or significant other

Posted by: Mana on 01:49 CST :: 10/02/2009

Beat Bowsers inside story now playing kingdom hearts...interesting so far
Posted by: WayneC02 on 14:15 CST :: 10/02/2009

Repetitive as fuck, though. I'm a huge KH fan so I'm sticking through it but it's just a rehash of the previous 2 games' worlds with a new story. Could've just been a book or movie. :indifferent:
Posted by: -AP- on 01:38 CST :: 10/03/2009

Resident Evil 5, very good game, amazing graphics, and wonderfull history *-*

I've alredy complete the firts three levels, beginner, normal and veteran, now i'm on profesional and let me told you that it's a really hard level

But anyways i love it *¬*

Posted by: Mana on 11:50 CST :: 10/03/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 13:15 CST :: 10/02/2009)
Repetitive as fuck, though. I'm a huge KH fan so I'm sticking through it but it's just a rehash of the previous 2 games' worlds with a new story. Could've just been a book or movie. :indifferent:

Really? aw thats kinda disappointing...
Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:55 CST :: 10/03/2009

It's still a good GAME, it's just incredibly repetitive. The worlds bring nothing new, the same ones you've been to in KH1 and 2. The story itself is cool though, seeing things from a different perspective, and knowing how things go, after all this.
Posted by: Jared on 16:49 CST :: 10/04/2009

Finished MP1, 100% scans, 79% items (I think). Playing MP2 now.

Also playing Dragon Warrior 2 now, because I felt like playing a game where I could grind levels.  Almost finished with it, although I think I'll try to max everyone out when I get to the end like I did with DW1.  Gonna have to go Metabble-hunting...

Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:23 CST :: 10/04/2009

if you want a game to do some level grinding on, play disgaea. My friend let me borrow FF3 so i started playing that like an hour ago. As soon as i got out of the first town place, i ran into a pair of Berzerkers that wrecked my shit and reminded me that you have to save a lot in JRPGS. :<
Posted by: valius on 00:48 CST :: 10/05/2009

Disgaea is too much commitment. :(

Played Sonic the Hedgehog from the Genesis/Megadrive via the Virtual Console with my Genesis/Megadrive controller.  Wow, this is different.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:52 CST :: 10/05/2009

commitment? nonsense! you can just pick it up for a few hours a day. hell, you barely even need to put 150 hours in a save to really feel like you accomplished something. man up, you wuss.
Posted by: luciusxx on 07:38 CST :: 10/05/2009

I FUCKING LOVE DISGAEA!
DONT SHIT ON IT!

okay, done with the Caps.  :)

Posted by: Thanh on 08:06 CST :: 10/05/2009

Mario Kart Wii again.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 11:05 CST :: 10/05/2009

Quote (xxxtaco @ 00:52 CST :: 10/05/2009)
commitment? nonsense! you can just pick it up for a few hours a day. hell, you barely even need to put 150 hours in a save to really feel like you accomplished something.

I dunno...those numbers there look pretty huge to me.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:15 CST :: 10/05/2009

MP Trilogy=MP2

My favorite and best in the series IMO

Posted by: Jared on 22:08 CST :: 10/05/2009

Disgaea - no thanks.  I'm not good at tactics-type games at all.
Posted by: luciusxx on 04:38 CST :: 10/06/2009

I think you'll only spend a few hours a day because of the addiction.

Oh, there was an article on the newspapers about Singaporean teenagers clocking in 27hours a week on average on video games.
And I was, like, "ORLY?"

I think those kids lied on the survey, lol.
That's less than 4hours a day!

And all the people I know clock at least 6hours of video games,
PSP when using public transport..
PC and Game consoles when at home..
Arcade when outside..

Yea, easily 6hours or more.
I think I clock about 8hours on schooldays and, like, 23hours on holidays, haha

I went to play Pokemon yellow again, recently xD
It was the 3rd Gameboy game I ever played.

Posted by: -AP- on 12:50 CST :: 10/06/2009

Dead Space

I'm in level 2 and it's fucking scary xD

Posted by: xxxtaco on 15:52 CST :: 10/06/2009

Quote (Jared @ 22:08 CST :: 10/05/2009)
Disgaea - no thanks.  I'm not good at tactics-type games at all.

dont worry, there isnt any strategy involved, just a lot of level grinding
Posted by: eXonyte on 15:12 CST :: 10/09/2009

I'll stick to my continual raping of Rock Band 2 and The Beatles: Rock Band for now, with Trials HD injections on the side.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:19 CST :: 10/13/2009

Gave up on Final Fantasy 3 at 5h30min in, switched to Rhapsody on the DS. I also bought PGR4 for the 360, gonna start on that in a few days.
Posted by: Jared on 23:03 CST :: 10/13/2009

Just started a second playthrough of EB0.  This time, now that I know to conserve Psi Stones, I hopefully won't need to resort to a cheat code to make it through the final area, and will be able to beat it legitimately.  :(
Posted by: valius on 23:05 CST :: 10/13/2009

All right.  Super Metroid beaten... now to do it under 3 hours.

Playing as Kisuke on Muramasa at home, and playing Layton and Tales of Eternia PSP at work.

Posted by: Jared on 22:16 CST :: 10/14/2009

Hehehe... good luck.  Are you going for 100% too?  :D
Posted by: valius on 01:36 CST :: 10/15/2009

No way, that's just too difficult given how big the whole planet is :(  I'm just aiming for the fastest time given my skill level :)

Then I guess it's Metroid Prime Trilogy for the next Metroid games and/or Metroid Fusion.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 17:13 CST :: 10/22/2009

Borderlands. It's pretty cool and I like the skill trees. Reminiscent of a certain MMO that I spend far too much time on.
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:53 CST :: 10/22/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 18:13 CST :: 10/22/2009)
Borderlands. It's pretty cool and I like the skill trees. Reminiscent of a certain MMO that I spend far too much time on.

If it wasn't the FPS element I would be really turned off by this game.

But the guns provide a lot of strategy. My load consists of an SMG that has fire element to it, a shotgun with long delay between shots but kills Skags with ease, and a battle rifle that can shoot from a distance with shock.

Normally RPGs that do the same stuff as this would completely deter me, but the game's quirky humor and weapon variety keeps me interested to see what is next.

Other than Borderlands, more Disgaea 2.

Posted by: ndre on 11:19 CST :: 10/23/2009

I'm playing World of Goooooo
Posted by: The W on 20:02 CST :: 10/24/2009

Ninja gaiden 2 can't put it down
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:02 CST :: 10/25/2009

kicking it old school with DKC2 and DKC3 on the VC

Every kool kid in the past had DKC2, awesome game and music

Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:06 CST :: 10/25/2009

playing pgr4 as a lame stopgap until I can pick up Forza on tuesday :<
Posted by: valius on 18:29 CST :: 10/28/2009

2:41 with 56% items and best ending on Super Metroid!  With that out of the way, it's time for Metroid: Fusion (and probably some Metroid Prime Trilogy, time permitting)!

boy and his blob, Muramasa, and Layton as well. :)

Posted by: Mana on 11:52 CST :: 10/29/2009

Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies, that shit is ridiculous when you're high
Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 12:43 CST :: 11/03/2009

Aion: Towers of Eternity :)
*throws WoW out of the window*

Posted by: WayneC02 on 15:55 CST :: 11/10/2009

You seem excited so I'm not gonna be too big a douche and I'll say I hope you continue having fun with it. However, it only took a week in beta for me to give it up as a bad job. Just like all the other "WoW killers", it'll hemorrhage players sooner rather than later. People are already starting to trickle back from Aion to Wow. The game won't die completely, especially not in Asian countries, but it will never be as popular as Wow is worldwide.

It's just a typical generic Asian MMO. Pretty, yes, but it's also boring, way too grindy, and far less polished than Blizzard's offering.

Posted by: valius on 16:38 CST :: 11/10/2009

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 20:02 CST :: 10/25/2009)
kicking it old school with DKC2 and DKC3 on the VC

Every kool kid in the past had DKC2, awesome game and music

Both of these games are great fun platformers. :)  I may not like every level in the game, but they were enjoyable when I went through them a few months ago.
Posted by: Mana on 02:44 CST :: 11/11/2009

modern warfare 2...not too happy with the multiplayer but will give it a chance
Posted by: Mana on 21:21 CST :: 11/11/2009

Double post but whatever


I take it back, Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer is a lot of fun once you get some of the better perks unlocked aka Cold Blooded

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 02:46 CST :: 11/12/2009

I've been playing Disgaea 2 Dark Hero Days for about two weeks or so.

My Galaxy Skull is almost at 2000, Li'l Asagi and my Battle Master are nearing 1000 (trying to get Li'l Asagi to 2000 so I can unlock normal Asagi), and I'm trying to get my Evil Cat, Celestial Host, and Gunner to start surpassing 500. Asagi has 3 Legendary Infernal Armors equipped right now and my Celestial Host has 3 Legendary ones equpped as well that are leveled up a bit that make her a defensive powerhouse even at level 250. Helps with holding Level Spheres while the other guys finish the floor in the item world.

Just got Champloo from Disgaea 3 as well. I might use him for my fist fighter.

I also bought just about every song in the Music Shop that I could. There are a few I haven't heard yet, and a few were still too expensive to purchase. Still, having Laharl's Hymn play in the Item World is fun.

Posted by: No.9 on 20:54 CST :: 11/16/2009

Played modern warfare 2...now I'm online searching Ragnarok Online. I might start an account. Any sort of feedback would be greatly appreciated, positive or negative. I'm just looking for some opinions so don't hold back.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 18:29 CST :: 11/21/2009

RO is fun, just make sure you get on a server with like a high rate because otherwise its a fucking grindfest. It's best if you have some friends or a really cool community to play with. Use Ratemyserver.com to find a good active one. That site also has all the info for the game that you'll ever need
Posted by: luciusxx on 19:52 CST :: 11/21/2009

wtfwtfwtfwtfwtfwtfwtfwtf..
SOMEONE HERE ACTUALLY PLAYS RO.

But he plays a private server =/
Damn.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 13:32 CST :: 11/27/2009

Of course he plays a private server. Playing on an actual RO server is for those who enjoy killing 238492734927348 of the same enemy to get 1 level, and I'm not even talking about later levels. That's like level 50. And no quest xp is lol.

Find a good private server or don't even bother trying it out. Trust me, I've been there.

Posted by: valius on 15:06 CST :: 11/27/2009

Actually, there are Repeatable EXP quests now, and a bunch of other ways to get EXP, so it's not as grindy as it used to be (even though it still is).
Posted by: WayneC02 on 13:27 CST :: 11/28/2009

Eh, either way I'm long past that game. If he wants to start out, I'd agree with it since it is a fantastic game but wayyyyyy too grindy for me. I still suggest a private server though. Just find a good one where people are on an even footing, none of this "special items if you're a donator" shit, then it just becomes "who can spend the most money" instead of "who can actually play the game".
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:03 CST :: 11/28/2009

You know screw it i'm gonna play FF12 despite what people have said. I for one will see how bad the game really is. Plus it was 10$, so it could not pass that price uo
Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:42 CST :: 11/28/2009

Playing Saints Row 2. shit is so cash
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:49 CST :: 11/28/2009

Quote (xxxtaco @ 23:42 CST :: 11/28/2009)
Playing Saints Row 2. shit is so cash

This game rules.
Posted by: valius on 04:06 CST :: 11/29/2009

Did EVERYTHING on Shura Mode in Muramasa, which means I saw all the crazy endings.  Down went a good 40 hrs on 2D awesomeness. :P

Now, onto more NSMBWii with saves for a full party, a duo, and one only for myself.

That and I'm back on Fire Emblem again with Radiant Dawn.  :o

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 13:21 CST :: 11/29/2009

Frequency and Amplitude rule. Putting that out there.

Also on Disgaea 2 I've managed to snag a Super Robo Suit. Just waiting for a Lover specialist to pop up in it before I max it out and snag another.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:52 CST :: 11/30/2009

beat saints row 2 story missions. Im on the fence on whether i want to try for all activities done or not.
Posted by: luciusxx on 00:32 CST :: 12/01/2009

Super robo suits take REAL grinding to get to.
gj.

I LOST MY PSP AND CANT PLAY DISGAEA 2!!!
*Cries*

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 17:37 CST :: 12/04/2009

I'm playing Tekken 6 on my PSP right now. Sony made it so you had to have firmware version 6.10 on it, but someone from the devil shadow forums patched it for all CFW's just incase theres anyone else here with CFW'd psps and wanted Tekken 6. Pretty damn fun game, ive only lost 3 times so far with Jin :p
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 18:30 CST :: 12/04/2009

Quote (luciusxx @ 01:32 CST :: 12/01/2009)
Super robo suits take REAL grinding to get to.

Not really. On Disgaea 2 PSP you can easily abuse the game moreso than the PS2 version. Due to Magichange and adding Zetta to your party, you can basically fuse a strong monster to a weak character (say, a Thief), then Magichange2 Zetta onto that character. Then that character has access to Zetta Beam.

Makes leveling characters easy, which makes going into the Item World easy, which makes getting Treasure Maps easy, which makes getting into the Land of Carnage easy.

I also managed to get a Yoshitsuna and Babylon Crown now.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:22 CST :: 12/05/2009

Playing FF12 and enjoying it
Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:07 CST :: 12/07/2009

bought a copy of Borderlands, but it was a gift so i can't play it.

WORST COCKTEASE OF MY LIFE

EDIT: trust me, i an expert on cockteases

Posted by: WaltCip on 12:53 CST :: 12/08/2009

Still playing Stepmania. >_>

I'm going to argue that making stepcharts is an art form and not a game.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 18:59 CST :: 12/08/2009

Quote (xxxtaco @ 23:07 CST :: 12/07/2009)
bought a copy of Borderlands, but it was a gift so i can't play it.

WORST COCKTEASE OF MY LIFE

EDIT: trust me, i an expert on cockteases

if you hate cockteases, your gonna hate the spolier in that game
Posted by: No.9 on 04:22 CST :: 12/09/2009

speaking of cocktease beating assassin's creed 2 was a cocktease. actually both the endings for the first and second games are cockteases. lol after beating the first one it was like W.T.F. when is the next one coming out? then ubisoft makes you wait for 2 years and then says ok we're thinking about making another one. now that I've beat the new one I feel like almost none of my questions that I had from the first game were answered. FUCK YOU UBISOFT YOU COCKTEASE!
Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:29 CST :: 12/09/2009

Started playing pokemons again. Red version. Im super pissed because there aren't any GOOD grass types other than bulbasaur, and i picked squirtle as my starter. and Bellasom/weepingbell/victreebell is Blue only :<

EDIT: bellsprout, not bellasom. im such a moron

Posted by: Pawprint on 15:28 CST :: 12/10/2009

Finished Assassin's Creed 2 and I agree with the cocktease stuff, but at least we got some answers. Currently playing Lego Indiana Jones 2.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:44 CST :: 12/12/2009

DJ Hero. Game is a lot more funner than i expected
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 00:35 CST :: 12/13/2009

tetris XD
Posted by: Mana on 12:40 CST :: 12/14/2009

Picked up Zelda Spirit Tracks, but have yet to play it...anyone here play it yet?
Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:54 CST :: 12/14/2009

Quote (Mana @ 14:40 CST :: 12/14/2009)
Picked up Zelda Spirit Tracks, but have yet to play it...anyone here play it yet?

Of course, a week or so before it came out.

If you liked Phantom Hourglass, you'll like Spirit Tracks. It's the same damn game, OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

And fuck Nintendo for making a game series so polished that I knowingly and willingly play the same game over and over and over again.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:25 CST :: 12/14/2009

Quote (WayneC02 @ 16:54 CST :: 12/14/2009)
And fuck Nintendo for making a game series so polished that I knowingly and willingly play the same game over and over and over again.

hi5, I tried to hint to my dad that i wanted the game, but im not sure if he got it or not.

I bought GTA3 on steam over the weekend. Shit is still fun as tits

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:39 CST :: 12/16/2009

CS2D on the psp :D
Posted by: Jared on 16:17 CST :: 12/18/2009

FFV Advance.  I'm about to take on Gil Turtle... I tried once already but died to the Earthquake attack.  I should bring !Time next time.

Also, Slitherlink on the DS.

Posted by: valius on 16:32 CST :: 12/18/2009

Still on FE:RD, but I'm also now playing the JP version of Tales of Graces on the Wii.  Like it a lot so far.
Posted by: Jared on 21:26 CST :: 12/23/2009

< Boonka >

Yes, it's insidiously cute.  No, it's not easy.  Yes, it's good.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 23:27 CST :: 12/23/2009

gave up on pokemon red. I spent most of my 10k D&B tickets to buy a copy of pokemon platinum and i've been having a blast with it. Can't wait for christmas.
Posted by: Mana on 22:33 CST :: 1/12/2010

Played some OG Silent Scope at the casino in Tahoe haha good shit
Posted by: IsRaMiNe on 22:43 CST :: 1/12/2010

Well, I'm still playin' Lips and WWE 2009 until I get some MSP to buy DLC for Fable 2 u.u
I hate Mexico's game's prices  :(  :(  :(

Posted by: Mana on 13:00 CST :: 1/28/2010

About to pop in Bayonetta, i'm a big DMC fan and the humor looks cheezy but hilarious from what ive seen...It got good reviews so hopefully im in for a fun ride lol
Posted by: Jared on 09:18 CST :: 1/31/2010

Oracle of Ages/Seasons.

Best 2D Zeldas ever.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:52 CST :: 1/31/2010

Quote (Jared @ 10:18 CST :: 1/31/2010)
Oracle of Ages/Seasons.

Best 2D Zeldas ever.

agree. So much better then Link's Awakening imo
Posted by: No.9 on 05:19 CST :: 2/03/2010

Modern Warfare 2. Just dropped a nuke on Skidrow and then the game right after that on Scrapyard.
Posted by: Kyosuke Kagami on 23:13 CST :: 2/12/2010

Blazblue Continuum Shift (Arcades). The game got a better response than I thought at the arcade I visit. ARGH, RACHEL DOES SUCK NOW :( Still maining her lol
Posted by: Mana on 14:02 CST :: 2/17/2010

Finished Bioshock 2...It was pretty good but the original was better IMO, tried the multiplayer and it was interesting to say the least.  I think i'll just have to play it more to figure out how it works cuz it laaags pretty bad haha
Posted by: travelsonic on 20:43 CST :: 2/17/2010

Just finished playing Exceed SE [PS2] - can't believe that the fucking pad still works after 5 years of hell. ~_~
Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:57 CST :: 2/23/2010

I hit lvel 50 on my Brick in Borderlands last night, and the DLC came out today that raises the level cap to 61. Not ready to deal with that bullshit yet so i started a new game of Saint's Row 2.
Posted by: p-chan on 14:08 CST :: 2/25/2010

Some friends and I decided to download and play Gunbound again after several years... we all suck now  :D
Posted by: Jared on 14:28 CST :: 2/26/2010

Almost done with Metroid Prime 2 on the Trilogy.

I'm not looking forward to begging for friend codes for the next game...

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 01:30 CST :: 2/28/2010

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.

Better than Mario Kart in every way. It has The Concept Of Love as a song for the JSRF tracks, so it already has Mario Kart beat in the music department.

Have it on the 360.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:53 CST :: 3/01/2010

Megaman 10 on Wii

Music is crappier then 9 but the gameplay is better then 10 (not to mention a little tougher!)

Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:06 CST :: 3/03/2010

the demo track for sega racing was pretty boring. are the rest any better?
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 13:16 CST :: 3/03/2010

Quote (xxxtaco @ 01:06 CST :: 3/03/2010)
the demo track for sega racing was pretty boring. are the rest any better?

If the demo track was Whale Lagoon then yes the other tracks are better.
Posted by: giamatti on 10:06 CST :: 3/07/2010

DOTA
Posted by: xxxtaco on 01:25 CST :: 3/10/2010

Quote (giamatti @ 10:06 CST :: 3/07/2010)
Vi sitter här i venten och spelar lite DotA


Posted by: cpubasic13 on 08:07 CST :: 3/10/2010

get out taco
Posted by: No.9 on 12:21 CST :: 3/10/2010

Just started playing Bayonetta, giggled through the first 30 minutes or so. Went to "bed" and played Lunar: Silver Star Harmony for the PSP, I might stick with these 2 games for a while. Probably cuz I'm on my 8th prestige on mw2 and I've hit the wall...idk if I want to continue to my 10th...every time I prestige I try to use a new gun and this time around its the m4. God damn that thing sucks, idk why you would want to use it. I usually get to the 1000 kills with the gun then I stop cuz that's a huge exp bonus especially if its the first time you use it.

Only guns I really use on a more consistent basis are: UMP.45, Intervention, SCAR-H, AUG HBAR, M240, (when I get the chance) AK-47 and the Striker.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 00:12 CST :: 3/15/2010

FFXIII, for the past week. Fuck you naysayers.
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 01:05 CST :: 3/15/2010

Pokemon Heart Gold.

This is how you revive a specific game. Incredible so far.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:56 CST :: 3/16/2010

Quote (WayneC02 @ 01:12 CST :: 3/15/2010)
FFXIII, for the past week. Fuck you naysayers.

That's my man. The game is fucking awesome. Who fucking cares if the tried to streamline the game, it's still deep as fuck
Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:21 CST :: 3/16/2010

pokemon heart gold, keeping my addictions to collecting and animal cruelty alive for another 200 hours
Posted by: Kuhazan on 03:08 CST :: 3/19/2010

Fragile Dreams... who cares if the gameplay is the equivalent of some generic MMO with a Resident Evil style limited inventory when the story keeps you interested?

Edit : ok it's not THAT bad but yeah... Resident Evil inventory!

Posted by: valius on 03:21 CST :: 3/19/2010

I pre-ordered and got the game AND the soundtrack :)  The soundtrack is amazing.  I'll be playing once I get Uncharted out of the way
Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:29 CST :: 3/19/2010

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 16:56 CST :: 3/16/2010)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 01:12 CST :: 3/15/2010)
FFXIII, for the past week. Fuck you naysayers.

That's my man. The game is fucking awesome. Who fucking cares if the tried to streamline the game, it's still deep as fuck

They made it "more linear" because of how much people bitched about HOW OPEN FFXII was. So now, those same people are saying it's NOT OPEN ENOUGH. Fuck people.

Past end-game and farming CP now. I love that I can kill a 2 way battle with a big white tiger thing and Behemoth King in 5 seconds. I do not love that they ruined the Ochu farming method. I now have to spend twice as long farming.

And for anyone that fights a Shaolong Gui or Long Gui, I just have to say that I rofl'd hard the first time I fought them. I thought my party was great and they wiped me out in one attack. Sweet, more CP farming.

Posted by: Kuhazan on 03:46 CST :: 3/20/2010

Quote (WayneC02 @ 12:29 CST :: 3/19/2010)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 16:56 CST :: 3/16/2010)
Quote (WayneC02 @ 01:12 CST :: 3/15/2010)
FFXIII, for the past week. Fuck you naysayers.

That's my man. The game is fucking awesome. Who fucking cares if the tried to streamline the game, it's still deep as fuck

They made it "more linear" because of how much people bitched about HOW OPEN FFXII was. So now, those same people are saying it's NOT OPEN ENOUGH. Fuck people.

Past end-game and farming CP now. I love that I can kill a 2 way battle with a big white tiger thing and Behemoth King in 5 seconds. I do not love that they ruined the Ochu farming method. I now have to spend twice as long farming.

And for anyone that fights a Shaolong Gui or Long Gui, I just have to say that I rofl'd hard the first time I fought them. I thought my party was great and they wiped me out in one attack. Sweet, more CP farming.

it is a given people are going to bitch regardless of what they do so they should like no listen unless the people bitching are employees of Square-Enix...

But bitching is still fun when design is illogical for some games... in fact the bitching can be more entertaining than the game itself... just ask Zero Punctuation...

Posted by: Aderaka on 21:38 CST :: 3/20/2010

Resistance on PS3 and AOE2 the conquerors on my brothers old pc cause mine's is fucked up
so long TF2...  :(

Posted by: No.9 on 23:01 CST :: 3/21/2010

More Bayonetta. And animal cruelty in the form of Pokémon Leaf Green  :D
Posted by: Jared on 12:03 CST :: 3/22/2010

MP3, MM10, and DROD: AE. Also I'm going to get Cave Story today.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:16 CST :: 3/23/2010

Quote (Kuhazan @ 03:08 CST :: 3/19/2010)
Fragile Dreams... who cares if the gameplay is the equivalent of some generic MMO with a Resident Evil style limited inventory when the story keeps you interested?

Edit : ok it's not THAT bad but yeah... Resident Evil inventory!

I'm playing it now too. It is a perfectly fine game, and people complain way too much.

Part of the reason why I decided not to be a professional game reviewer in the long run; I'd lose the ability to actually enjoy many games that way.

Posted by: No.9 on 22:51 CST :: 3/23/2010

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 22:16 CST :: 3/22/2010)
Quote (Kuhazan @ 03:08 CST :: 3/19/2010)
Fragile Dreams... who cares if the gameplay is the equivalent of some generic MMO with a Resident Evil style limited inventory when the story keeps you interested?

Edit : ok it's not THAT bad but yeah... Resident Evil inventory!

I'm playing it now too. It is a perfectly fine game, and people complain way too much.

Part of the reason why I decided not to be a professional game reviewer in the long run; I'd lose the ability to actually enjoy many games that way.

Seems like every new game that comes out is just ready to be torn up by people who complain about it. I've got a really good question for those people who like to bitch and moan: Where is your perfect game?

Oh and I wouldn't even doubt it if the editors told the people reviewing the games to write something negative about them...

Posted by: Kuhazan on 22:59 CST :: 3/23/2010

My only complaint is the Resident Evil inventory... I hate dropping things and picking them back up to get new stuff. But yeah so far enjoying it. I've hated a lot of high rated games before so I don't take a reviewers word for it but hey it is always good fun to listen to Zero Punctuation bitch about games.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 04:12 CST :: 3/24/2010

I have also made the conscious decision not to be a highly paid professional game reviewer
Posted by: No.9 on 00:03 CST :: 3/25/2010

Quote (Kuhazan @ 20:59 CST :: 3/23/2010)
My only complaint is the Resident Evil inventory... I hate dropping things and picking them back up to get new stuff. But yeah so far enjoying it. I've hated a lot of high rated games before so I don't take a reviewers word for it but hey it is always good fun to listen to Zero Punctuation bitch about games.

Stuff like that is ok, I hated how you couldn't carry a lot. But I guess that makes it "realistic" cuz you don't have a backpack or something similar to "carry" your items. When people start to nitpick.... :rolleyes:
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:38 CST :: 3/27/2010

Torchlight.

It is $5 on Steam this weekend and it RULES

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:11 CST :: 3/28/2010

FF13

Greatest game ever

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 00:27 CST :: 3/29/2010

^ahahahahaha

Just bought WarioWare D.I.Y. so I shall be playing that.

Posted by: valius on 03:06 CST :: 3/29/2010

Going to try the game maker out?  I tried it at GDC, and it was pretty nifty.  Of course, the official games are still fun as always :P
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 11:07 CST :: 3/29/2010

It is pretty deep in what you can do. You just gotta know exactly how things work first then go from there.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:17 CST :: 3/29/2010

I really enjoy FFXIII but it's definitely not my favorite. The number one spot for me is, and always will be, FFVII, for various reasons including the excellent materia system, jacked-up story (even through the sometimes abysmal translation effort), and the fact that it was my first REAL RPG ever.

FFXIII is great and definitely in the top 5 for me, but certainly not number one.

And if you're going for all the achievements/trophies too, enjoy the 40 hour Adamantoise gil grind post-game to upgrade everything. I'm suffering through that shit right now. NOT FUN.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:45 CST :: 3/29/2010

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 00:27 CST :: 3/29/2010)
Just bought WarioWare D.I.Y. so I shall be playing that.

I really hope it's good. I was in love with Wario Ware for the Gamecube for years, and I still play Twisted to this date...but Touched and Smooth Moves really didn't have much going for them.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 13:56 CST :: 3/29/2010

Quote (WayneC02 @ 13:17 CST :: 3/29/2010)
I really enjoy FFXIII but it's definitely not my favorite. The number one spot for me is, and always will be, FFVII, for various reasons including the excellent materia system, jacked-up story (even through the sometimes abysmal translation effort), and the fact that it was my first REAL RPG ever.

FFXIII is great and definitely in the top 5 for me, but certainly not number one.

And if you're going for all the achievements/trophies too, enjoy the 40 hour Adamantoise gil grind post-game to upgrade everything. I'm suffering through that shit right now. NOT FUN.

one of the reasons why i love FF13 so much and think its the greatest game ever is because of the characters. Granted, one of the characters is really annoying (Vanille, looking at you ¬_¬ ) and i'm really enjoying the story so far. It's nice to see a strong female lead character for once in a FF game and not a whiney preteen metro sexual boy. I also think so far the story is trying to do something different in a FF game.

so of course it's impossible to hate. Haters just can't handle the style :P

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 14:28 CST :: 3/29/2010

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 13:45 CST :: 3/29/2010)
Quote (cpubasic13 @ 00:27 CST :: 3/29/2010)
Just bought WarioWare D.I.Y. so I shall be playing that.

I really hope it's good. I was in love with Wario Ware for the Gamecube for years, and I still play Twisted to this date...but Touched and Smooth Moves really didn't have much going for them.

I played the shit out of Touched! when it came out. The only thing I dislike about D.I.Y. is that you don't unlock games until a set time passes, but I guess that is when you learn how to make games and make your own.


Posted by: Thanh on 14:53 CST :: 3/29/2010

I finally got SoulSilver :D
Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:41 CST :: 3/29/2010

do yourself a huge favor and trade over a starly to use as your flying pokemon. the pidgey line sucks major ass. it doesnt even learn wing attack until like level 35, starly learns wing attack at 9
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:20 CST :: 3/29/2010

Quote (xxxtaco @ 18:41 CST :: 3/29/2010)
do yourself a huge favor and trade over a starly to use as your flying pokemon. the pidgey line sucks major ass. it doesnt even learn wing attack until like level 35, starly learns wing attack at 9

Pidgeys suck? are you mad lol anyway i got Heartgold and the only exclusive pokemon i bumped into is a bug pokemon so far
Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:26 CST :: 3/29/2010

If you compare < Starly > to < Pidgey >, there are a number of things that make Starly objectively better. First, Pidgey starts with a base Attack of 45 while Starly's is 55. This does actually make a good bit of difference in the early game while your stats are small. Pidgey is also slightly slower at 56 than Starly is with 60. However, the main difference is in the move pool.

Pidgey's Attack stat is higher than it's Special Attack stat, but despite this, the only flying-type move that does damage it has is Gust which it learns at level 9. This move has a base damage of 40 and it's effectiveness is calculated based off it's weaker Special Attack. Starly, on the other hand, learns Wing Attack at level 9, which calculates off of it's higher Attack stat, and has a higher base damage of 60. If you let Pidgey evolve normally, you dont even get wing attack on it until level 38, which is after it is fully evolved as a Pidgeot.

If you look at the two pokemon side-by side at level 38, Pidgeot would have  all of 5 damage dealing attacks available to it. Including their base damage, these are Tackle* (35), Gust (40), Quick Attack* (40), Twister (40), and Wing Attack* (60). Staraptor, the fully evolved form of Starly, has a whopping 8 damage dealing attacks by level 34. Again including base damage these are Tackle* (35), Quick Attack* (40), Wing Attack* (40), Aerial Ace* (60), Take Down* (90), and Close Combat* (120). All of these moves are naturally occuring and are learned as you level up. The strongest moves that these two pokemon will ever learn is Pidgeot's Air Slash (75) at level 67, and Staraptor's Brave Bird* (120) at level 49. It should also be noted that Pidgeot's strongest attack once again is calculated by it's weaker Special Attack stat while Staraptor's is calculated by it's larger Attack stat.

Speaking of stats, Pidgeot only has a base attack stat of 80. Compare this to Staraptor's beefy 120. A full 1.5 times the power of Pidgeot. The last thing to point out is the Speed Stat. Speed determines which pokemon gets to make the first attack in most situations. Pidgeot once again falls behind with a base of 91. This isn't a terrible base speed, but next to Staraptor's 100 points, it's going to get left in the dust every singe time.

So to wrap up, Starly has a higher base attack stat and speed stat than Pidgey will, always and forever. It learns more moves that are actually calculated off it's best stats. It learns moves that have stronger base damage than Pidgey's evolutions do, and it just learns more damage dealing moves in general.

*Attacks with asterisk's are physical attacks that do damage based on the Attack stat, not Special Attack

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 23:10 CST :: 3/29/2010

...

I just took Palkia and beat the shit out of Clair because Palkia was level 50 and just completely steamrolled her.

And I didn't take into account all that, nor did I take into account that I had a level 65 Empoleon in my PC.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:58 CST :: 3/30/2010

Taco, you are WAY too into Pokemon.
Posted by: Noodles on 12:43 CST :: 3/30/2010

Quote (WayneC02 @ 11:58 CST :: 3/30/2010)
Taco, you are WAY too into Pokemon.

Nothing wrong with that. Pokemon is the shit. Nobody can say otherwise.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 10:17 CST :: 3/31/2010

I can and will.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:09 CST :: 3/31/2010

Yeah, but you talk cynical about EVERYTHING. :rolleyes:
Posted by: No.9 on 12:16 CST :: 3/31/2010

Pokémon is great. There are tons of ways to play, I think that's what keeps me playing. I'm still on Fire Red/Leaf Green. Keep starting one over to get all 3 starters, then I play until I get to eevee so I can get all 3 to trade to my other game.

Btw if anyone is considering the dlc for Modern Warfare 2 it is pretty expensive for only 5 maps, 2 that aren't even new. IW should have released the COD 4 maps for free and included 5 new maps for the dlc. Instead we get 2 maps that aren't new...ughh. Anyways the 3 new maps (Bailout, Storm and Salvage) are pretty good. Right now there are 2 playlists with the dlc enabled: Stimulus and Hardcore Stimulus. Stimulus is a combination of different game modes, ctf, domination, tdm, sabotage, demolition, s&d, headquarters. Haven't play HC stimulus yet but I'm not a fan of HC....

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 14:48 CST :: 3/31/2010

Just mentioning that HG/SS is the best Pokemon game since Gold and Silver.

Gold and Silver did exactly what it was supposed to, and that is expand the Pokemon universe. It did so perfectly, making you journey in a new region then having you head back to Kanto to see how things have changed there since the first games' incidents involving Team Rocket and such.

The other games after that didn't expand other than the Pokemon count. They just had you in a new region with no contact with other regions whatsoever. That is why I love Gold/Silver. It was the perfect sequel for the games, and the remakes are true to the original with a bit more creative freedom to compliment new features and such. The whole cell phone thing was definitely improved from the GB days (where when they called YOU COULDN'T IGNORE IT) and the touch screen interface is a million times better than how Diamond/Pearl handled things.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:58 CST :: 4/02/2010

tl;dr
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:04 CST :: 4/02/2010

HeartGold

Fucking grinding a shitty MAgickarp to get a Garyados

Posted by: xxxtaco on 00:17 CST :: 4/03/2010

*essay about why gyarados is terrible*
Posted by: Jared on 11:51 CST :: 4/03/2010

*remark about catching 'em all*
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 15:02 CST :: 4/03/2010

You can catch a Shiny Gyarados anyway as part of the game's story.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:38 CST :: 4/03/2010

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 16:02 CST :: 4/03/2010)
You can catch a Shiny Gyarados anyway as part of the game's story.

great. All that time in the pokewalker wasted :(
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:51 CST :: 4/03/2010

wait what don't tell me you were leveling it inside the freaking Pokewalker

because you can only level up in the Pokewalker once.

Posted by: xxxtaco on 22:12 CST :: 4/03/2010

When you put the pokemon in the pokewalker, every 2 steps equals one exp. If you take enough steps to reach the next level, it wont gain anymore exp until you take it back out of the pokewalker. when you do that, it will gain it's level. Incidentally, if your pokemon was supposed to learn a new attack on that level up, then it will actually miss the chance to get the attack. You may then put the pokeman back into the walker for another walk. You can do this multiple times per day, but the important part is that it will only gain one level at a time per walk.

That gyarados is totally worth using though if you dont want to deal with the bs of raising a magikarp.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:01 CST :: 4/03/2010

Quote (cpubasic13 @ 22:51 CST :: 4/03/2010)
wait what don't tell me you were leveling it inside the freaking Pokewalker

because you can only level up in the Pokewalker once.

I was trying to until I found the Daycare man. Now i just dumped Magikarp in their so it gain four levels to reach gyarados (needs to be LV.20) The pokemon day care center levels them up so much faster.

Oh and i beat the 3rd gym leader. talk about using the cheapset pokemon EVER using a fucking Miltank that can recover Health almost EVERY SINGLE TURN lol

Posted by: dr.badtz on 23:26 CST :: 4/03/2010

I'm playing Blue Dragon. Talk about out of the loop.
LOL but I just beat FFXIII about 3 weeks ago (I think), so it's okay :D

Posted by: xxxtaco on 01:38 CST :: 4/04/2010

i tried playing blue dragon, but something about it seemed really slow paced. it wasnt that the story was, i mean like the battles took forever and moving around on the levels was just plodding along.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:45 CST :: 4/04/2010

Blue Dragon, overall, was a REALLY slow game. Moving, battle pace, everything. I did manage to get 1000/1000 on it though, so it's not necessarily a BAD game... just slow.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 18:52 CST :: 4/05/2010

Samurai Showdown Anthology. Really wanted to get this on PS2 but Gamestop only had a Wii copy. Anyway, the game is a really awesome fighter and really underrated. I like it a lot
Posted by: Jared on 13:02 CST :: 4/08/2010

Lately I haven't been playing any console games because of homework.  But when I have to take a crap or something I've been playing DSiWare games.
Posted by: Mana on 15:15 CST :: 4/11/2010

Modern Warfare 2, level 70 on the 10th prestige so i guess its time to get fall camo/complete challenges hah
Posted by: NoObOii on 22:19 CST :: 4/11/2010

I'm playing Beatmania.. Lol~
Posted by: imtony on 02:15 CST :: 4/13/2010

Street Fighter 4 getting ready for that SUPER !
Posted by: Insane Steve on 16:11 CST :: 4/19/2010

Right now? Internet poker mainly.

as for console games, a bunch of random terrible NES games, I'm trying to write a list of 100 NES games worse than Deadly Towers (with reviews for all).

Posted by: Turkeyslam on 17:46 CST :: 4/19/2010

Quote (Insane Steve @ 17:11 CST :: 4/19/2010)
Right now? Internet poker mainly.

Where at? What games do you play?

I play mixed games on Tilt, occasional tourneys, and LHE cash.

Posted by: Insane Steve on 18:31 CST :: 4/19/2010

Primarily heads up SNGs, I play 57s normally but I've recently gotten sidetracked by the new superturbo HU structure on FTP so I'm playing lower now at those because the variance in those is ridiculous.

I play some PLO too but that's not gone well as of recently so I've kind of stopped playing that.

Posted by: Turkeyslam on 19:31 CST :: 4/19/2010

Ah. Heads up is my weakness. I feel so inadequate compared to you if you play 57s, haha. I've got a positive ROI but I play cheeseburger stakes because I'm a BRM nit.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 03:00 CST :: 4/20/2010

Quote (Insane Steve @ 18:31 CST :: 4/19/2010)
Primarily heads up SNGs, I play 57s normally but I've recently gotten sidetracked by the new superturbo HU structure on FTP so I'm playing lower now at those because the variance in those is ridiculous.

I play some PLO too but that's not gone well as of recently so I've kind of stopped playing that.

the only thing i understood in this post was something about the file transfer protocol


I've been playing Darksiders. It's like playing a post-apocalyptic zelda game. shit is so cash.

Posted by: Kishiru on 23:20 CST :: 4/21/2010

Street Fighter IV. To keep the SSFIV hype up. xD Even though I'm not even gonna main Chun-Li anymore.

Juri all the way! <333

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:26 CST :: 4/21/2010

Quote (Turkeyslam @ 19:31 CST :: 4/19/2010)
Ah. Heads up is my weakness. I feel so inadequate compared to you if you play 57s, haha. I've got a positive ROI but I play cheeseburger stakes because I'm a BRM nit.

If I didn't know you and Insane Steve were talking about poker, I'd think this was a drunk post. :P

Seriously though, I'm glad to hear you're still playing it. For a while I thought you stopped, and I was actually kind of disappointed because it seemed so rewarding for you.

Posted by: Insane Steve on 13:47 CST :: 4/23/2010

Mine probably WERE drunk posts hahaha

I've been playing mroe Rush MTTs now instead of heads up, I'm up like $700 donking around at 5s and 10s it's pretty sweet so far

Posted by: bladehp on 18:43 CST :: 4/24/2010

Currently: Papa Changó
album Caminante is so amazing !!!

Posted by: Jared on 18:12 CST :: 4/28/2010

Just finished MP3.

Anyone here wanna trade FCs?  I have 20 vouchers.

Posted by: haggarshark on 16:50 CST :: 5/01/2010

SSFIV and ketsui on the 360 lately. Both of them are so addicting
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:56 CST :: 5/02/2010

Tatasunko vs. capcom or as i like to call the it the Versues game that isn't fucking broken with 1 million characters and cheap ass moves
Posted by: Mana on 16:17 CST :: 5/03/2010

Getting SSFIV tomorrow, from what i've heard its a really good game
Posted by: valius on 17:30 CST :: 5/03/2010

Quote (MoonLight129 @ 13:56 CST :: 5/02/2010)
Tatasunko vs. capcom or as i like to call the it the Versues game that isn't fucking broken with 1 million characters and cheap ass moves

Tell me if you want to play some matches. :)


Also, hopefully SSFIV is more fun than SFIV ended up being (for me).

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:58 CST :: 5/03/2010

Quote (valius @ 18:30 CST :: 5/03/2010)
Quote (MoonLight129 @ 13:56 CST :: 5/02/2010)
Tatasunko vs. capcom or as i like to call the it the Versues game that isn't fucking broken with 1 million characters and cheap ass moves

Tell me if you want to play some matches. :)


Also, hopefully SSFIV is more fun than SFIV ended up being (for me).

hopefully when i move out of my house and go to Tallahasee with a much better connection, which is in three months. So you got time to pratice

and same goes for SSFIV, can't wait to play online :P  :P  :P

Posted by: lilac chrome on 11:55 CST :: 5/07/2010

Bayonetta. For the past few months. I hate it when work get in the way of my gaming.

But in other news, HI GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Posted by: Jared on 01:31 CST :: 5/08/2010

These:

< http://www.wolfire.com/humble >

I've only gotten a chance to try World of Goo and Lugaru though.

Posted by: No.9 on 01:08 CST :: 5/10/2010

Modern Warfare 2, tenth prestige, level 70 LEGIT. No lobby glitches.

Fall camo list:
-Barrett
-Intervention
-WA 2000
-M21 ebr
-UMP .45
-F2000
-Scar-H

Working on list:
-MG4
-MP5k
-Kriss Super V! (Vector)

Posted by: Mana on 12:47 CST :: 5/12/2010

The Vector licks hobo nuts on a sweaty day
Posted by: No.9 on 14:37 CST :: 5/12/2010

The Vector was super nerfed cuz in real life it fires the same round as the UMP and has very very little recoil.
Posted by: Mana on 17:35 CST :: 5/17/2010

Correction, the models were nerfed...why?
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 15:58 CST :: 5/18/2010

Just some nice gran turismo 4..lol
Posted by: No.9 on 09:38 CST :: 5/20/2010

Quote (Mana @ 15:35 CST :: 5/17/2010)
Correction, the models were nerfed...why?

Too powerful of a ohk even though the SPAS has the same range and kill capability.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 13:38 CST :: 5/27/2010

I put down Heart Gold and started playing Platinum again. I just got a second DS too, so i can trade my pokemons around to myself easier. Im starting to hatch eggs to build a competitive team including the correct natures and good EVs. Not having a job is making this MUCH easier to do.

EDIT: also building a gimmick team where each pokemon is half water type. That is going to be interesting to use

Posted by: No.9 on 10:38 CST :: 6/01/2010

Quote (xxxtaco @ 11:38 CST :: 5/27/2010)
I put down Heart Gold and started playing Platinum again. I just got a second DS too, so i can trade my pokemons around to myself easier. Im starting to hatch eggs to build a competitive team including the correct natures and good EVs. Not having a job is making this MUCH easier to do.

EDIT: also building a gimmick team where each pokemon is half water type. That is going to be interesting to use

I have both and have yet to play them. To me it's a big commitment to start an epic Pokemon adventure hahaha. Cuz I know that once I start playing it I'm not going to do anything else for the next 40 days  O.o
Posted by: xxxtaco on 17:50 CST :: 6/01/2010

I played through Heart Gold in about 20 hours. That was just the 16 gyms and the elite 4 once. After that, the postgame shit was paced really dumb, so I went back to training a new team in plat. I've been farming luvdisc's out of Ruby so i can pal park them over with heart scales to Plat to use the move relearners. I have a few hours of digging in the Underground to do too, I need colored shards for tutors.

Pokemon is going to give me aspergers.

Posted by: Daisuke Master on 18:08 CST :: 6/01/2010

playing DJMAX and The DKC saga for GBA (Donkey Kong Country 1, 2 and 3; I only bothered because of the "new" world in DKC3 GBA)
Posted by: Thanh on 19:24 CST :: 6/03/2010

Since my Wii is all organized in my new apartment, I'm starting to play it more now.

Currently playing
-Tales of Symphonia: Knights of Ratatosk. (Currently on chapter 5)
Tales of Symphnia is my 2nd favorite RPG (Only behind FFIX) and I've been excited to play this ever since I've heard of it being announced.  Now that I've finally gotten to play it, I don't feel like it lives up to the original one at all :/  I absolutely dislike Emil's whiny character, and the lack of actual characters that develop with the story is quite saddening.  I loved every single character from the original game.  I am still enjoying the game itself and the storyline itself is pretty interesting, but it feels somewhat lacking.
-New Super Mario Bros.
Just my "lets take a break from an RPG" game.  I wanted a game I could play with the woman without it being overly competitive.  
-Super Mario Galaxy 2
I loved the first one and so far from what I played, I'm going to love this one too. I plan on putting more time into this once I finish Tales.

Posted by: haggarshark on 18:01 CST :: 6/05/2010

been getting pretty good with dan in super street fighter IV when i'm too tired to pump.

anyone else here street fight?

Posted by: Jared on 21:21 CST :: 6/06/2010

Art Style: light trax.

The last set of races is so hard...

Posted by: Daisuke Master on 13:39 CST :: 6/07/2010

I finished DKC2 4gba...

I wonder if there's something more...

Posted by: luciusxx on 16:02 CST :: 6/07/2010

Aquaria  :D
< http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/ >

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:59 CST :: 6/08/2010

Out of all the most random games I own that I could've gotten back into randomly, I'm currently playing The New York Times Crosswords for the DS. :P Every NYT Crossword from March 2004 to November 2006, plus with the setup it's got, they're actually doable.

I'm currently working on a Thursday crossword...but already I'm going to need lots of hints and/or outside sources. :indifferent:

Posted by: xxxtaco on 01:17 CST :: 6/08/2010

goddamnit, i've hatched literally at least 50 ralts eggs and I havent got one with the right nature yet, let alone one with the right gender+nature+ability.

pokemon rules

Posted by: Thanh on 13:30 CST :: 6/12/2010

I now have RB2 for my wii and a drumset.  I can finally play drums and dlc stuff now :D
Posted by: No.9 on 16:18 CST :: 7/21/2010

Demon's Souls. Where overpowered cheap enemies rule.
Posted by: Mana on 03:23 CST :: 8/20/2010

The new castlevania on the arcade is friggen hard by yourself lol i didnt think it would be that difficult
Posted by: Kuhazan on 16:14 CST :: 10/12/2010

Sonic the hedgehog 4. It is pretty good!
Posted by: Kishiru on 22:34 CST :: 10/12/2010

Half-Life 2 Ep. 2

I beat Half-Life 2 on yesterday and I beat Ep. I today. It's such a great series, I can't wait for 3.

Posted by: Pawprint on 01:27 CST :: 10/26/2010

Rock Band 3!!! Keyboards rule!
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 09:03 CST :: 11/12/2010

JuBeat for the iPad.

Oh yeah...it's epic! :D :D :D

Posted by: 2MBoy on 20:15 CST :: 11/12/2010

Just bought YS Seven, played it before but it was in japanese, Im still amused with the replay value that offers, its awesome.
Posted by: haggarshark on 19:29 CST :: 11/14/2010

downloaded guwange on xbla, best 10buks spent this year
Posted by: ohnoitschris on 02:30 CST :: 11/15/2010

Found a copy of GH Smash Hits for 360 today for $10, which isn't a bad price for essentially an upgraded collection of songs I've had for years.  

Actually, the engine's a lot better (and HDTV friendly) than GH 1&2's and the songlist is pretty solid.  I'd recommend it, especially over GH6.



Posted by: Kuhazan on 18:14 CST :: 11/18/2010

Playing Sonic Colors best entry in the series since.... well Sonic Adventure.
Posted by: Mana on 15:04 CST :: 12/12/2010

Black Ops, much better production values than modern warfare 2. AKA no constant Danger Close bullshit
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:43 CST :: 1/07/2011

DJ Max Portable 3

I love this damn game

Posted by: RaúlCamOv on 20:34 CST :: 1/10/2011

I lost.
Posted by: Thanh on 12:34 CST :: 2/20/2011

I'm surprised there hasn't been a flood of MvC3 in here.  

I haven't played HDR, SSF4, Black Ops or even PIU since I got it.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:35 CST :: 2/20/2011

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had on the DS. If you're even the slightest bit interested in virtual novels it is a must-play experience - it's a complete and total mindwarp, and the story is right up there with some of the wildest movies I have ever seen.

I've also been playing Soul Calibur IV and Eternal Sonata on the PS3, and Persona 4 on the PS2.

Posted by: Gard on 13:15 CST :: 3/15/2011

Been playing Pokemon White nonstop since release date :|

I have currently 50 playtime hours, does that make me a freak? D:

Anyway, I love this game I can't put it down

Posted by: No.9 on 13:04 CST :: 3/24/2011

Super Street Fighter IV. Does anyone else have it?
Posted by: valius on 20:26 CST :: 3/26/2011

I just got it (PS3)... but I'm terrible at it. :o
Posted by: MomoChan on 10:35 CST :: 6/01/2011

Alternating between Siren: New Translation, Initial D Extreme Stage and Arcana Heart 3.

Thinking of what other game to get for the PS3 later.

Posted by: ztarragus54321 on 09:01 CST :: 6/05/2011

Other than PIU, I am also playing DJMAX Technika 2.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 02:45 CST :: 6/06/2011

just started a new file on jet set radio future, been playing mk9 for the past month or so. getting hype for super street fighter 4 arcade edition. I'm going to buy a madcatz tourney edition stick when my next paycheck comes in.
Posted by: pipo221 on 21:42 CST :: 6/06/2011

Generic Space Shooter: Hardcore Edition.

Frickin awesome.

Posted by: Guest on 04:13 CST :: 6/07/2011

always wi ex doc va~
Posted by: ExK2238 on 05:21 CST :: 6/09/2011

Mortal Kombat 2011 (PS3) on my friend's house. Obtained 12 wins with Sub-Zero.
Posted by: Guest on 08:41 CST :: 6/09/2011

I am playing on PH online forum. That's a routine. lol  :woot:
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:13 CST :: 7/30/2011

Right now I'm playing Catherine for the PS3. It's awesome. :yay:
Posted by: Guest on 14:28 CST :: 8/22/2011

Playing BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and Halo Reach on the Xbox 360.  Having trouble executing one of Ragna's combos in Challenge Mode.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 19:18 CST :: 9/19/2011

WOW i can't believe this thread's still alive haha. But anyways:

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 DEMO. Can't wait for the official release next week!

Posted by: haggarshark on 10:37 CST :: 9/20/2011

dead island on the 360. first first person game since perfect dark on the 64 and at the same time first rpg since the original puzzle quest on the ds. hate both of those types of games and love to be a hater towards them, but this is actually a pretty damn good game imo. it's nice to not have to try and be really good at a game for a change too. 2d shooting fighting and piu take so much effort and dedication, it's nice to just casually play a game once in a while
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 21:57 CST :: 10/28/2011

Who plays DJMax Technika 2? My arcade got it recently and since we're still on NX1 I decided to get into this game. I have a platinum crew card and everything if you're gonna ask
Posted by: Daftendirekt on 15:16 CST :: 12/28/2011

TF2 for the PC baby! Best multiplayer game eva!
Posted by: XdivX on 08:53 CST :: 1/18/2012

Marvel VS Capcom 3
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:46 CST :: 1/22/2012

nba 2k12!
Posted by: ohnoitschris on 00:55 CST :: 4/05/2012

Goldeneye Reloaded on PS3.  

It's EXTREMELY HARD AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHGHHHHGHGHGHHGHH even on easy AAHFGDHJDHGFDHGFDJLHGFDJKLSGHFLDSJK

Posted by: john_talbain28 on 15:01 CST :: 4/11/2012

COD Black ops nazi zombies rulz  :D
Posted by: XdivX on 10:04 CST :: 4/23/2012

Metroid Fusion and Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow (GBA)
Posted by: Daisuke Master on 21:22 CST :: 4/26/2012

not really now but I've played Rhythm Heaven Fever (both the jp and english versions)

...so much fun

Posted by: valius on 14:38 CST :: 5/01/2012

Quote (Daisuke Master @ 20:22 CST :: 4/26/2012)
not really now but I've played Rhythm Heaven Fever (both the jp and english versions)

...so much fun

Truer words have not been said.


I LOVE Rhythm Heaven Fever to death. :D

Posted by: Kuhazan on 18:32 CST :: 5/09/2012

Xenoblade Chronicles.. the last Wii game  :P
Posted by: valius on 19:28 CST :: 5/09/2012

Last Story should be the last one :)  Or Fatal Frame II Wii edition, which is looking pretty good, but yeah those would be the last 2.
Posted by: XdivX on 09:33 CST :: 9/18/2012

Super Smash Bros Brawl
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 10:13 CST :: 9/24/2012

Wow, this thread is still alive?! & Does anyone here play MW2 or MW3 on pc?
Posted by: XdivX on 08:41 CST :: 8/15/2013

- PC

Pesadelo
Slender
Sudden Attack
Left 4 Dead 2
Audiosurf

- GBA

Metroid Zero Mission

-  X360

Borderlands
Resident Evil 6
Asura's Wrath
Warriors Orochi 3
CoD Black Ops 2
Resident Evil Revelations

Posted by: ThatDudeNirvash on 02:46 CST :: 8/16/2013

PS3:
Gundam Breaker
Final fantasy XIV Realm Reborn

PC:
Team Fortress 2
Left 4 dead 2
Hitogata Happa

SNES:
E.V.O.
Super Metroid
Zelda : Link to the past

Arcade:
Beatmania IIDX Tricoro
Hiphop mania complete mix 2
Pop n music 3
ITG3
PIU Second dance floor
PIU Perfect collection
PIU Fiesta
PIU Fiesta EX

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Being jobless at the moment has left me a lot of freetime. And I get bored easily.

Posted by: PaRtYbOy on 09:46 CST :: 8/16/2013

< http://kingdomofloathing.com >

Strange ass game, but I've been addicted since I was 13 for some reason.

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