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Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #925 on: September 02, 2010, 12:25:12 AM »
I caved to boredom and decided to channel some of my gaming enthusiasm into something somewhat productive. I never done this before, so opinions or advice is greatly appreciated.

Behold, Sabby's Rant Blog!

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #926 on: September 02, 2010, 12:50:44 AM »
*Gasp!* Gaming Blasphemy! o3o

Pfft.  People were saying that to me when I told them that I'd never seen FF VII, much less decided to play it.  I'll pencil them into the 'search bargain bins' list, 'kay?

 ;)

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #927 on: September 02, 2010, 01:38:21 AM »
Pfft.  People were saying that to me when I told them that I'd never seen FF VII, much less decided to play it.  I'll pencil them into the 'search bargain bins' list, 'kay?

 ;)

*gasp!* Gaming Blasphemy again!..The Castlevania series is one to pay full price for! o3o Well..except the 3D ones. Those suck..hopefully the new one that's being done by Kojima Productions won't, though.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #928 on: September 02, 2010, 02:25:24 AM »
You do realize that absolutely nothing for the PS1 and a large number of the older PS2 games are no longer available anywhere but bargain bins, right?

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #929 on: September 02, 2010, 03:25:06 AM »
You do realize that absolutely nothing for the PS1 and a large number of the older PS2 games are no longer available anywhere but bargain bins, right?

D: Blasphemy! We must right this wrong!

Offline Soran

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #930 on: September 02, 2010, 04:11:41 AM »
I'm playing the wotsit out of Red Dead Redemption. I've been playing it for a few days...my review...it's awesome! The graphics are pretty good, although would have benefited from a higher resolution, there is the odd graphical glitch, but the gameplay, the story and all the quick time mini missions that come up make this a primo game to enjoy.

Also bought Empire total war, although not yet installed. Was going to order it from steam, until I noticed Amazon were selling it at half the price. Since the version on steam was 1.6, I'm really hoping all the bugs and glitches were ironed out. May get the extra content...I'll see how the main game plays first.

Offline Dunnuck

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #931 on: September 02, 2010, 04:15:19 AM »
Revisiting Halo 3. Put 50 down to Halo: Reach (Legendary)

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #932 on: September 02, 2010, 04:47:10 AM »
Right now? Metroid: Zero Mission, Astro Boy: Omega Factor, Golden Sun, all on GBA.

Tomorrow? Bayonetta, Mafia 2, Arkham Asylum, Dead to Rights: Retribution.

Tuesday? Halo: Reach and Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions.




Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #933 on: September 02, 2010, 11:49:53 PM »
Hmm...Mafia 2 has some interesting 'collectibles'..:P

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #934 on: September 03, 2010, 12:02:15 AM »
http://sabbyranter.blogspot.com/2010/09/behold-my-terrible-artistic-skills.html

Big Bang Theory, as performed by Elcor ^^ I may do 2 And A Half Men next.

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #935 on: September 03, 2010, 10:24:58 AM »
Guys! Guys! The Witcher 2! It's coming!

... but not yet. What to do until then? Or at least until Rocktober?

Offline Juicy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #936 on: September 04, 2010, 01:10:30 AM »
PSOBB! Trying to get some of my nooby friends into it so I don't have to play alone, though.

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #937 on: September 07, 2010, 07:57:47 AM »
Guys, Guys!..Guess what game I'm getting next year?

Duke Nukem Forever.

Juuuust because. *shrugs*

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #938 on: September 07, 2010, 08:15:49 AM »
I'm playing Reach!! =D It is obscenely awesome.

My biggest complaint with Halo is that the graphics kept getting prettier and detracting from 'intensity' as in, explosions became insanely sparkly and pretty, but really lost their 'oomph!' Look at the Hunter's. You saw they Fuel Rod Cannon charge, you got behind something solid like it was a twicth reflex, because of how violent the explosion was, and how the screen shook. And a near miss was nerve wracking sometimes, because of how fast it moved, and the streak of sparks it left, then the crack behind ya as it detonates.

Then Halo 2 and 3 rolled around and it became a pretty laser beam that would caress up against you and sap your health until you just fell over :/

Well with Reach, NOTHING is that whimpy anymore. Ya know the turrets that hang under dropships? Remember how they used to splash you with hissing plasma? Yeah, that's gone, now every shot it fires is like the Halo 1 Fuel Rod Cannon.

The Hunter's have their old guns back, too. I am just SO happy to see they made the animations how they use to be... screen shaking, visor shattering, violent explosions that will force your self preservation instinct to take the wheel.

Yes, I am a Halo geek >.<

Offline Brandon

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #939 on: September 07, 2010, 08:22:02 AM »
As most people know Ive never been a big halo fan. Its nice to hear they got back to their roots though. Halo 1 was IMO the most fluid of all the games. While 2 and 3 added some interesting options and weapons I always felt that the sacrificed smooth and balanced gameplay for that. If Halo's gone back to its roots then I have much more hope for it, perhaps it wont be a generic sci-fi FPS this time  ;D

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #940 on: September 07, 2010, 08:51:36 AM »
Generic? Well, I can't say. If you find the idea of power armoured super soldiers fighting aliens with brightly coloured lasers, then yes, it's a little generic, but remember that Chief isn't here. Your entire team have faces, voices, personalities...

You may like it Brandon. Story isn't fantastic, but it works, there's plenty of throw backs to Halo 1 in the level design, the enemies seem a lot smarter, (flanking you more aggressively, even hopping rooves, always trying to shake your aim off them, retreating when their shields clunk out) there's a few new guns, all of them have been redesigned, all of the weapons effects have been redesigned (explosions, the aforementioned new dropships and the old style Hunters) the graphics in general are far better.

The entire package just shines from time spent polishing. It's easily the best Halo game, no contest. I can't think of a better way for the series to end.

Oh, and take my advice. Play on Heroic.

Offline Nyarly

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #941 on: September 07, 2010, 09:21:11 AM »
Guys, Guys!..Guess what game I'm getting next year?

Duke Nukem Forever.

Juuuust because. *shrugs*
I get this one too. Together with Fallout: Van Buren and Starcraft Ghost.

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #942 on: September 07, 2010, 10:58:13 AM »
I wouldn't expect a fantastic story from a Halo game ( although Halo 3 was quite awesome, especially the Cortana sub-plot which I am utterly convinced is romantic ). But if Reach is anything like ODST, they can forget about my money. ODST sucked. Especially the story structure. "Let's have a faceless, nameless, boring character navigate a city that is essentially a really elaborate level select screen." Yeah? Whoever came up with that .. well, I hope they're out of work. Come on.

But! I thought Reach wasn't coming out until next week? I'll probably end up getting it, as there are no other games coming in September, that I want.

Offline Lady Annabelle

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #943 on: September 07, 2010, 12:38:06 PM »
I can't stop playing Mario Golf for the N64.

It's funny cause I'll do terrible, but I'll get one good run in and that will drive me to play just one more where I get slaughtered.  The game is hard and incredibly unforgiving, but I just can't put it down.

I have no idea why either because the game is not in my normal rotation...

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #944 on: September 07, 2010, 09:12:31 PM »
Actually, in my view of things. Halo has this wonderfully scoped universe (see Halo Bible) that they do so much with and honestly it would be much better if Halo wasn't a video game. As a video game it's not original, it's good but it's technically sound nothing grabs you. If it had been a movie, comic, book series Halo would be so much more enjoyable but a great universe in a standard FPS mold doesn't appeal to me.

Playing Dead Space, this time on Impossible for the last achievement. It's so hard... even with my windfall. I somehow managed to get a military suit. Now having a full inventory and 30% less damage is nice but I've died at least twenty times and I'm just now halfway through the game. I'm terrified. Dead Space manages to scare me no matter how many times I've played it. It has the mechanics of an action game and the horror of the best of 'em. Thank you Visceral (Formally EA Redwood).

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #945 on: September 07, 2010, 09:34:33 PM »
I get this one too. Together with Fallout: Van Buren and Starcraft Ghost.

*whacks Nyarly*

Guess what?

Duke is back. For reals this time.

SO NYAH! *steals Nyarly's food and runs*

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #946 on: September 07, 2010, 09:35:20 PM »
Also..I'm playing Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions..and I'm glad that I rented it, because it's going by terribly quickly.

Glad I didn't pay full price for it..but still a good game.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #947 on: September 07, 2010, 09:57:19 PM »
Uhg... Shattered Dimensions is an insult to the series. "HEY! Here's an idea! Let's make the thing a fighting platformer game and completely take away the freeform web swinging!" "But that would just be Web of Shadows meets God of War..." "I know, right!"

Another good game series succumbs to stagnation and crowd following...

Offline Craz

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #948 on: September 07, 2010, 10:23:40 PM »
Good game series? Eh...Personally, I only liked Spider-Man 2. Everything else just failed to capture the series's feel for me.

Offline Brandon

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #949 on: September 07, 2010, 10:35:40 PM »
I gotta agree with you Sabby, a Spider man game without web swinging is like an FPS without guns