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post #106 of 119
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In the same vein as the guys talking about Civ.. SimCity Societies. I was raised on SimCity and really really enjoyed SimCity 4. I occasionally get hankerings to go back and play it, but you can only play the same game so many times. I know that SimCity Societies was only really the same series in title but damn- I really need a SimCity 5 to come out. Nothing quite like that.

Another sequel that disappointed me was Mother 3. I didn't end up beating it but I felt like it lacked most of the wonderful quirkiness that made Mother 2 (Earthbound) awesome. Still one of my favorite games to date.

Oh my, you just reminded me of an awesome'r time ! Going to reinstall SimCity4 right now !
You are so right about Societies. That game could be called the worst sequel ever. It totally destroyed the franchise. By the way is there going to be a SimCity5 ? If not are there any replacements ?
post #107 of 119
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Oh man I loved Fallout NV- I don't consider it a sequel so much as an expansion, though. So many that colors my perception.

My point exactly. It would have made an awesome expansion not a completely new game like it was branded. But there was very little new in that game. I got bored and quit half way through. That was not the case with Fallout 3 ! Spent more than a 100 hours on that game.
post #108 of 119
Fallout 3 was great. New Vegas was an over-priced expansion! Both good games, though!
post #109 of 119
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Originally Posted by Brian SD View Post
MvC3 is beautiful IMO. The art in MvC2 was largely atrocious, just a mish-mash of old recycled sprites, with some characters even downgraded from their original incarnations (like Sentinel). Best design in MvC2 is Jin, and he's an MvC character, not from 2.

I didn't play the first enough to notice the laziness, but I might give Marvel vs Capcom 3 another chance once Super arrives. It's one of those games, like Dead Rising, that I wanted to like so, so much and just couldn't. Still think the characters are lifeless (Deadpool is kind of cool) and I don't think the backgrounds are stylized enough, but... yeah. Will give it a second chance.
post #110 of 119
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Originally Posted by ShaunHWright View Post
My point exactly. It would have made an awesome expansion not a completely new game like it was branded. But there was very little new in that game. I got bored and quit half way through. That was not the case with Fallout 3 ! Spent more than a 100 hours on that game.

I'm not sure I agree that it was branded as a net new game- after all it wasn't fallout 4. Since I hadn't played fallout 1 or 2, I enjoyed NV as a way to experience a lot of the core fallout storyline that we didn't see in fallout 3 due to I being set in DC.
post #111 of 119
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Originally Posted by Manny Calavera View Post
I didn't play the first enough to notice the laziness, but I might give Marvel vs Capcom 3 another chance once Super arrives. It's one of those games, like Dead Rising, that I wanted to like so, so much and just couldn't. Still think the characters are lifeless (Deadpool is kind of cool) and I don't think the backgrounds are stylized enough, but... yeah. Will give it a second chance.

Wow I'll definitely give it to you that art style is a matter of taste but I really loved the stages in mvc3. I think the characters feeling lifeless is maybe a matter of combat being so normalized that all the characters possess a very similar set of core attacks. I actually went into it with low expectations and came out happy. I don't think it's balanced enough to be a long living tourney fighting game, but they may fix those imbalances.

The combat system in SF x Tekken looks like it might be for me. It has chain combos and a generally similar pace to SF4 with a bit more room for creativity. But I'm still happy with Super 4 and MvC3.
post #112 of 119
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Originally Posted by Mauro View Post
CoD black OPs.
I want to blow up Treyarch's headquarters.

I was about to post this but I figured I'd read back to see if anyone agreed. I don't know if it's technically a sequel, but having this shit after MW2 is painful
post #113 of 119
Treyarch is a complete mess. I hate every COD since 3, but even I can see the huge chasm in quality between the Treyarch and Infinity Ward games. The amazing thing is that they just continue to sell and sell.
post #114 of 119
I liked Black Ops (I'd give it an A- [for point of reference, I gave MW2 an A]), but the AI was fucking terrible! You'd shoot someone, a million times, and they just wouldn't die?! The zombie thing was cool, though, and I like the way they are adding humour to the game!
post #115 of 119
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I was about to post this but I figured I'd read back to see if anyone agreed. I don't know if it's technically a sequel, but having this shit after MW2 is painful

MW2 was what was really painful. Javelin glitch, OMA tubing, boosting, hacked games, and I'm sure a few I am forgetting.
post #116 of 119
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Originally Posted by Brian SD View Post
Treyarch is a complete mess. I hate every COD since 3, but even I can see the huge chasm in quality between the Treyarch and Infinity Ward games. The amazing thing is that they just continue to sell and sell.
Yep, the hype behind Black Ops was ridiculous, even after it was released and I realized it sucked.

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MW2 was what was really painful. Javelin glitch, OMA tubing, boosting, hacked games, and I'm sure a few I am forgetting.

Yeah but a lot of that was sorted out pretty quickly. Still, Infinity Ward FTW
post #117 of 119
The ff debate... 8 was a letdown after 6 and 7 but they couldn't keep it up forever. 8 was infinitely better than 13, which was terribad, and arguably better than 10 and 12, as well. FF8 was actually a really great FF, even with the lame weapon building system, until the reveal (ie we found out Laguna's running a country). The whole last 3rd of the game was retarded but up til then it was really good. One of the most memorable visual moments in FF history imo was during the battle between balamb and galbadia gardens when you run across a battlefield while an fmv sequence battle plays in the background. I thought as disappointments went, 13 was tops but 10 was bad too, largely because the plot and characters were poor (fuck Wakka, seriously?) and the voice acting was atrocious. 12 was so much better in that respect but just didn't go anywhere. I was expecting a lot more from X being the first one on the new PS2 but it didn't impress me at the time at all. I might replay it but I never actually finished xenosaga so perhaps I should revisit that... Except it would take up a ton of time, so I won't.
post #118 of 119
FF7. nerdboys hate me now. game was terrible and pretty much started the emo movement. there are so many bad ones to choose from. here are a few bad ones off the top of my head: any phantasy star after iv, ogre battle 64, master of orion 2, all might and magics after xeen the transition from "crap graphics" to "good graphics" ruins a lot of game series
post #119 of 119
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Originally Posted by scientific View Post
FF7. Nerd-boys, hate me now. The game was terrible, and it pretty much started the emo movement. There are so many bad ones to choose from. Here are a few bad ones, off the top of my head: any Phantasy Star after IV, Ogre Battle 64, Master of Orion 2, and all Might and Magics after Xeen. The transition from crap graphics to good graphics ruins a lot of game series.
Lol, emo? That is such a bad jibe, man—give it up! How about explaining why it's bad? I would listen. People who have no point to make just say dumb shit like that! FF7 was awesome. Great characters, great plot, great game-play. True, it is too linear, but wow, how great linear can be! I have to disagree about FF8 (I'm sorry). Yes, it carries across the same game systems, ideas, etc that all FF games do (that's why I gave it a low honourable mention), but aside from that, it is terrible! Really poor story-line/arch. No pacing at all, so you feel like why the fuck should you play it?! People have been really hard on 13. Imo, it's better than 8 by far! Yes, it was all about the graphics, but the plot and characters were good enough, even if they were a little flat. High honourable mention for me. It's just a shame there hasn't been a good (I'm not even asking for a great one!) FF since 7! :/
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