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

  1. Psyren

    Psyren Senior member

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    Still haven't played it it'll have to wait for next weekend. But I've heard nothing but good things.
     


  2. snake

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    Bought Heavy Rain on Tuesday (for $59), finished it on Wednesday (with a couple different endings), sold on eBay on Thursday ($55).

    Didn't expect the sex scene.


    +1 didn't expect it either, but then again, I did a lot of things in that game I didn't expect to do. Overall I really enjoyed it, couldn't put it down.


    Just got bioshock 2, will probably play around with it this weekend.
     


  3. TotesMcGotes

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    I beat that recently, a lot like the first but with improvements where needed. I really enjoyed it.
    There are some really strange achievements in the game though, I think they are the secret ones.
     


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    Over the weekend I fired up my old Xbox. I haven't really played it since the Spring of 2004 (when I started up an MMO, everquest).

    I popped in my favorite game - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Game of the Year ed.)

    Now I remember what a true and fun RPG is supposed to be like, lol

    I was very disappointed when Oblivion came out, because to me they took a lot of the fun out of the game, including customization.

    I think I'll enjoy playing Morrowind again and plan to do tons of sidequesting because I can't recall a game that really draws you in as much as Morrowind (unless we get into MMOs which is a whole different ballgame).

    Anyone else love to play TES3: Morrowind? And more importantly, do you like it more than Oblivion?

    Other people hate on me when I tell them I like Morrowind more, but I think many of them never really played Morrowind much, or tried Morrowind after Oblivion and discredited it due simply to poorer graphics.

    I remember the first days I played Morrowind back in 2004: I was barely out of college and had a few weeks free, so I played that damn game for about 15 hours a day
     


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    Alias Senior member

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    All I remember about Morrowind was running around killing guards in Vivec.

    YOU N'WAH
     


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    furo Senior member

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    All I remember about Morrowind was running around killing guards in Vivec.

    YOU N'WAH


    lulz

    n'wah
     


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    Alias Senior member

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    ahahaha this will be glorious. I can't imagine the majority of the XBL community using this new privilege responsibly.

    Just picked up FF13. Will go home early to play, and will post impressions later.
     


  9. RedLantern

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    Pickep up a copy of Civ IV this weekend. Damn that game is addictive.
     


  10. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Just finished Zelda: Spirit Tracks for DS. Was a pretty solid game.

    The train travel system is annoying as hell (i hated the sailing in windwaker and phantom hourglass). I just feel like it's a way to stretch a shortish game into a longer one. I didn't do almost any of the sidequests because it involved talking to someone, having him ride on your train and taking him across the land to another place. It'd open up new tracks allowing you access to new treasure, rabbits (collect all 50 for the ability to shoot beams from sword with full health) and like 2 extra dungeons. I dunno. I did like 5 of the 20 sidemissions but got bored with them.

    The dungeons themselves were pretty decent though. None of it that challenging from an action standpoint but there are plenty of times where you have to stop, scratch your head and figure out the puzzles. Was enjoyable and fun with the exception of the train stuff. Not as good as lttp or oot but definitely worth a play especially since on the DS it's a great way to spend a train/plane trip


    Gotta pick up FF13 sometime this week now
     


  11. Alias

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    Played several hours of FF13. First impressions:

    This is the Mass Effect 2 of Final Fantasy. It's linear, yes, but you never feel lost. You also don't spend time searching for hidden treasures and all that nonsense. The lip synching is well done but could be better in some areas, although I was being anal-retentive and looking for mistakes on purpose. The battle system is awesome; it feels much more like an action game than a turn-based RPG.

    Oh, and Lightning is hot.
     


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    ^ watched my buddy play this for a couple hours this weekend. We were both a little iffy about how supposedly linear the game is, but it didn't even end up being an issue. the battle system is great, the customization is cool, and the cut scenes are implemented really seamlessly
     


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    anybody getting God of War 3? I know, I know, it's a button masher, but it looks epic.
     


  14. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Played several hours of FF13. First impressions:

    This is the Mass Effect 2 of Final Fantasy. It's linear, yes, but you never feel lost. You also don't spend time searching for hidden treasures and all that nonsense. The lip synching is well done but could be better in some areas, although I was being anal-retentive and looking for mistakes on purpose. The battle system is awesome; it feels much more like an action game than a turn-based RPG.

    Oh, and Lightning is hot.


    ^ watched my buddy play this for a couple hours this weekend. We were both a little iffy about how supposedly linear the game is, but it didn't even end up being an issue. the battle system is great, the customization is cool, and the cut scenes are implemented really seamlessly

    Damn it, you guys are going to force me to go buy a PS3 this month... I am trying to finish paying shit off, and I'm already thinking about if I can get away with not paying the IRS back for another few weeks. I hate you all. [​IMG]
     


  15. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    I don't know why people were so afraid of the linear thing. Final Fantasy X was the same way pretty much till the end when you can choose to waste countless hours getting the "ultimate weapons" that are annoyingly time consuming and difficult (and random). I guess for "completionists" it's important but get tired of that stuff.

    I like exploration and freedom but i miss how older JRPGs you could discover sidequests and secret stuff on your own by talking to townspeople or something like that. With a lot of the newer ones unless you check online walkthroughs or messageboards it's impossible to find certain things or accomplish certain sidemissions. I wish we could just do away with all that crap or at least save it all to the end of the game like before the last boss where the completionist people can waste 30 hours fighting an enemy for a 1/2000 drop chance item. I just don't like not being able to find or do certain things because i didn't "tap 3 times ont he off colored brick no one mentioned in the first dungeon of the game" or something like that.

    /rant


    Definitely looking forward to FF13 though. I think i have an old giftcard from reselling old games to gamestop, eb or one of those places. Gotta find it though. I've always liked JRPGs more than the modern/US ones or ones that resemble mmos. This and Dragon Quest IX will be good times for me this year
     


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