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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Brian SD, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Senior member

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    I love the Max Payne games. Unlike most shooters, the story is engaging and the characters memorable.
    Me too. Can't wait until Max Payne 3 comes out. My sister got me Max Payne (the movie) on Blu-Ray for Christmas. Man, what a downer. [​IMG] Beyond "Hitman", I can't think of any video game that was made into a halfway decent movie.
     
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    I can't think of any video game that was made into a halfway decent movie.

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    Beyond "Hitman", I can't think of any video game that was made into a halfway decent movie.

    Not technically based on a video game, but Final Fantasy Spirits Within is alright. Or at least, so I thought.
     
  4. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Just got Spirit Tracks this morning. Have played about 90 minutes. The game is fun so far. The graphics are nice.... animation is in the same style as Phantom Hourglass but better, IMO. Only thing I dislike is that the stylus is the only control-- but that might be b/c I have a DS and not a DS Lite [​IMG] . Anyway, I like how it's obviously a Zelda game but there are big storyline differences. However, they make a couple funny/whimsical tips of the hat toward the old games, like when Link is dressed as a "new recruit" at the castle and it's actually the old green tunic from games past. That kind of stuff is fun. This may be nitpicky, but I don't like how they made Zelda herself super girly. Like how she is only worried about the demon using her body as his own and how she talks about hating the rats... I dunno.

    Phanton hourglass only controlled with the stylus as well. I kinda don't like having to blow into the mic to play the flute because it's embarrassing when i'm playing on the airplane haha. Only about as far as you. Fun though. I liked phantom hourglass but it was a bit too easy and i didn't like the boat thing that much. Hopefully future dungeons will be cool
     
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    breakz Senior member

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    This one was memorable for me:
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    Me too. Can't wait until Max Payne 3 comes out. My sister got me Max Payne (the movie) on Blu-Ray for Christmas. Man, what a downer. [​IMG] Beyond "Hitman", I can't think of any video game that was made into a halfway decent movie.
    Another aspect I really liked about the games were the graphic novel-esque cutscenes. I can't believe I pre-ordered the movie. It was a complete disappointment... [​IMG] Stranglehold was touted as a next-gen Max Payne, so I eagerly waited for its release, only to be let down within the first hour or so of playing it. The gameplay was extremely repetitive, and the story was nowhere near as engaging as Max Payne's, just a generic tale of revenge that bordered on the ridiculous (even for a John Woo story). Here's hoping that Max Payne 3 will live up to the hype.
    Super Mario Bros.?
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  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    To the two dudes above who fail massively at embedding videos, the embed directions are right there in the little box it creates:

     
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    I'm sorry I forgot to properly embed the Youtube vid ;_;
     
  9. breakz

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    This one was memorable for me:

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    Fixed my fail
     
  10. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Tetris: The Movie
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    In all seriousness, I guess a "good" video game movie is subjective. These are the ones I've enjoyed.

    Mortal Kombat
    Resident Evil
    Silent Hill
    Dead or Alive
    Hitman
    Final Fantasy: TSW

    Looking forward to Prince of Persia and Bioshock.
     
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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Anyone planning on picking up Bayonetta?

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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    As usual, TS is right. Mortal Kombat movie was awesome.
     
  13. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    As usual, TS is right. Mortal Kombat movie was awesome.

    A: Bridgette Wilson was hot.
    B: Christopher Lambert in another role he has no business being in.
    C: The song will probably live on forever.
     
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    Looking forward to Prince of Persia

    Yessir

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    Anyone planning on picking up Bayonetta?

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    Just when I thought I was sick of Devil May Cry, this actually looks pretty goddamn awesome.
     

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