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Mazrim
QUOTE (Rowen of the Strata @ Jan 28 2011, 09:02 PM) *
Speaking of series that need to come back, where's F-Zero and Wave Race? You'd think they'd try to use the 3D to show off some waves in motion or something. I want to ride around Drake Lake some more. I'm sure Sega could crank out an F-Zero 3DX or something.

I dunno, maybe the Gamecube versions killed interest in any future ones for a while? I wasn't a fan of either game's Gamecube version.
over there
QUOTE (Mazrim @ Jan 31 2011, 03:12 PM) *
I dunno, maybe the Gamecube versions killed interest in any future ones for a while? I wasn't a fan of either game's Gamecube version.


I thought GX was okayyyy but it wasn't as good as any of the other f-zero games, including the portable one :/ Also 1080 and Waverace were pretty bad on gamecube, though I hope it didn't seal their fate forever.
Jadin
honestly I loved f-zero GX. at least they didn't have captain falcon hop out and engage in 3ps fighting with samurai goroh
grayfox9996
QUOTE (over there @ Jan 31 2011, 01:20 PM) *
Also 1080 and Waverace were pretty bad on gamecube, though I hope it didn't seal their fate forever.

Wave Race: Blue Storm and 1080 Avalanche were bad because they were made by NST. I mean, these are the guys that made Metroid Prime Hunters. And did the horrible porting job on Majora's Mask for the Zelda Collector's Edition.

Nintendo just needs to push EAD to develop them again for sequels.
rmz
QUOTE (Jadin @ Jan 31 2011, 01:27 PM) *
honestly I loved f-zero GX. at least they didn't have captain falcon hop out and engage in 3ps fighting with samurai goroh

If they release a new F-Zero, I fully expect this to happen.
BigC
F-Zero GX was a good game and it was really hard.

I wish the soundtrack was more like F-Zero X's though.
Eggman of the Strata
F-Zero GX was amazing and I was pretty good at it. The one time I got to play an AX machine was one of the highlights of like...my life?
over there
Snaking is pretty much the only reason I still play GX since that's fun to do, it seemed a lot easier than the others (especially X lol).
grayfox9996
QUOTE (Rowen of the Strata @ Jan 31 2011, 08:25 PM) *
F-Zero GX was amazing and I was pretty good at it. The one time I got to play an AX machine was one of the highlights of like...my life?

The full-size AX cabinet is still hands-down the best arcade cab I've ever played on, for anything.
over there
QUOTE (grayfox9996 @ Feb 1 2011, 04:07 AM) *
The full-size AX cabinet is still hands-down the best arcade cab I've ever played on, for anything.


I dunno, 4-person theatre mounted gun Star Wars (vector graphics one) was probably the best for me, followed by Afterburner II sit-down and Ferrari 355 Challenge triple cab.
Schlagwerk
Oh look, Gamestop has opened preorders for the Trails in the Sky LE ninja.gif
PkerUNO
QUOTE (grayfox9996 @ Feb 1 2011, 08:07 AM) *
The full-size AX cabinet is still hands-down the best arcade cab I've ever played on, for anything.


Gundam Kizuna for me. It's like a personal OMNIMAX with tank controls and in-arcade voice chat. Quite expensive though!
grayfox9996
QUOTE (PkerUNO @ Feb 1 2011, 03:37 PM) *
Gundam Kizuna for me. It's like a personal OMNIMAX with tank controls and in-arcade voice chat. Quite expensive though!

And also something you'll only see in Japan, unfortunately. sad.gif
Deets
QUOTE (Schlagwerk @ Feb 1 2011, 02:47 PM) *
Oh look, Gamestop has opened preorders for the Trails in the Sky LE ninja.gif

OH BABY
Eggman of the Strata
So as it turns out, not only are we getting Graces F localized, they're actually going to bring over Vesperia PS3 now too. Wow.

Also, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn goes back and forth between super frustrating and a total cakewalk a lot. Basically any time I have Ike's group, the game is the easiest thing ever.
WILD RIDE
Everyone in that game is broken by the end, even the awful characters. Ok, maybe that's an exaggeration, but everyone has a department in which they are broken.
Eggman of the Strata
I beat an entire map using only Haar.
WILD RIDE
Haar is the brokenest of all, or at least in the top.3 easy. He came in 3rd or 4th for KOs overall on a playthrough where I didn't even bring him to endgame. Mia and Ike with A support, Ragnell and Alondite is the best part of the game though. If you're not doing that, you're doing it wrong. Mia can't get hit, it just doesn't happen.
Eggman of the Strata
She already can't get hit, she has daunt on so she lowers accuracy even when the people around her get attacked, has an 86 avoid and enemies don't even target her if I don't attack them in the first place. I'm pretty sure I do have those two as supports though.

I'll probably finish this game in the next couple of days and then I have 5 games left for the Wii and I'll be all caught up. The only games left for me to play that are currently out for it will be Sonic Colors and Epic Mickey.
PkerUNO
QUOTE (grayfox9996 @ Feb 1 2011, 11:34 PM) *
And also something you'll only see in Japan, unfortunately. sad.gif


Actually, I believe they made some official versions for asia? But yeah, we'll never get any in Europe/US, they'd get vandalised before they even arrived...
Deets
Rearmed 2's demo left a not so great first impression. But I feel like a lot of the negatives I'm feeling about it are... basically nostalgia. Dunno.

Anyone play the full game?
grayfox9996
QUOTE (Deets @ Feb 2 2011, 09:49 PM) *
Rearmed 2's demo left a not so great first impression. But I feel like a lot of the negatives I'm feeling about it are... basically nostalgia. Dunno.

Anyone play the full game?

Yeah, I'd like to know the same. I hated the demo for the first game, but loved the full game, so I'll probably just buy it anyway, but I'm worried. sad.gif
Eggman of the Strata
I bought it. First level was really fun and well-designed overall I thought. I'm not so sure on the abilities left. Challenge rooms are really fun. I was #1 on the first one for like 30 seconds.
BBH
I'm not really sold on Rearmed 2 either, I wasn't having that much fun with the demo. I think I'd rather just play Rearmed 1 again instead if I ever get that bored.

QUOTE (grayfox9996 @ Feb 1 2011, 12:07 AM) *
The full-size AX cabinet is still hands-down the best arcade cab I've ever played on, for anything.


F-Zero AX cabinets are indeed pretty fantastic.

I think my favorite arcade cabinet though is Starblade. The concave monitor, the lights flashing in your eyes, the seat rumbling, the speakers all around you crackling "GEOSWORD, COME IN GEOSWORD!"... it all makes for an experience where you don't notice that Starblade really isn't that great a game in the first place! But what a cool cabinet.

I played the 6-player Galaxian3 way back in the day at the Riviera in Las Vegas... well either it was Galaxian3 or Attack of the Zolgear. I wonder what became of those oversized cabinets...
djplaeskool
JP PSN Split WKC:Dogma Wars into separate ¥3800 offline game and ¥1000 online license for access to infrastructure mode. Probably going to forgo online and use those points toward Phantasy Star Portable 2∞ at month's end.

Also, I think Hyperdimension Neptunia comes out next week. That's my guilty pleasure purchase for the year (unless GalGun gets a PS3 release btns.gif )
Eggman of the Strata
Radiant Dawn is really starting to wear itself thin. These battles are just retardedly long. Seriously, 14 vs 80? What? And they get reinforcements? Uggggh. I really want to play something else, especially since I'm on my days off right now but I'm so close to the end (I guess. The actual endgame is like 5 entire battles so more ugggggh waaaay too drawn out). And why the hell does sleep hit me 100% and then last forever? I can't even cure it. That's dumb.
WILD RIDE
It has its issues, but I still like it against all reason.
Eggman of the Strata
Finished Fire Emblem. Haar #1, Tibarn #2, Ike #3, Titania #4. That last fight is dumb. What's the point of positioning everything if the spirits can just teleport anywhere and she can just hit the entire map at once.

Now I have four Wii games left to play. Dragonball: Revenge of King Piccolo (actually pretty fun. got it as a christmas present), Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (which I am playing first), Resident Evil Zero and New Play Control Pikmin. Pretty sure none of those are especially long. RE's probably the longest of the four. And then I'll do another playthrough of Mario Galaxy 2 to top it all off as the first time I played through it was co-op and that honestly breaks the game pretty badly.

Although I really am getting a lot of pull to replay Little King's Story and play more Sin & Punishment 2 and even Excitebots.

Can't dwell on them too long though because I have to decide if I'm going to complete my DS library or PS3 library first after that.
WILD RIDE
That's a super boring list and you should be ashamed of yourself. Mia was no.1 both of the times I used her, and by that I mean she was no.2 in my most recent playthrough, but was tied with Soren and would've been no.1 if I didn't have him kill off a wind spirit on the last turn for no reason at all.

How did you like that ending. Definitely wasn't underwhelming at all. Remember when Micaiah was supposedly the main character, what happened to that. I like how the epilogues are all 20 words long, and really poorly written.
grayfox9996
QUOTE (Rowen of the Strata @ Feb 5 2011, 03:18 AM) *
Now I have four Wii games left to play. Dragonball: Revenge of King Piccolo (actually pretty fun. got it as a christmas present), Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (which I am playing first), Resident Evil Zero and New Play Control Pikmin. Pretty sure none of those are especially long. RE's probably the longest of the four. And then I'll do another playthrough of Mario Galaxy 2 to top it all off as the first time I played through it was co-op and that honestly breaks the game pretty badly.

Man I still have an unopened copy of New Play Control Pikmin that I got for $5, thanks for reminding me. And yeah, Shattered Memories you'll probably beat in one sitting, it's definitely short.
Eggman of the Strata
Yeah, I tried out the game for a little bit a while back and got to the high school, which is I guess a third of the way through the game? I'm sure I'll finish it tonight and move on to Pikmin or something. It's exciting to think I'm actually starting to run out of games to play....which is good because starting this month there's like 50 games I want. Radiant Historia looks pretty cool and the soundtrack is really good (Yoko Shimomura hooray), Dragon Quest 6 finally, Okamiden pretty soon, Pokemon Black, MvC3, Tactics Ogre, Ys1&2 (again again again for the 8034th time), Deus Ex, Yakuza 4 soon, Legend of Heroes, etc, etc, etc.
Deets
QUOTE (WILD RIDE @ Feb 5 2011, 04:02 AM) *
That's a super boring list and you should be ashamed of yourself.

lol
over there
Whoever said something about pacman ce dx thanks, game is amazing.
grayfox9996
Yeah I'm totally looking forward to getting it when it goes on sale on XBL at the end of the month :>
Eggman of the Strata
So for the record, I have no idea where all of the negative reviews for Rearmed 2 are coming from. None of the complaints I've seen from them even match up with what I've played. Joystiq's crying that it's too easy and that you should only use the pistol (uh what? everything has a use) and some others (GameSpot) are crying that it's too hard. None of the reviews seem to agree on anything. All I know is that the music is really good, I'm still swinging around and making all sorts of crazy jumps and co-op is still super super fun and hilarious. And the game itself is also pretty long. Like 20 stages plus all of the challenge rooms?
Schlagwerk
I jumped ship from Kotaku after they fucked up their layout
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/08/the-joys...pitch-sequence/

QUOTE
Michael Wade Hamilton (DJ Plaeskool) composed all of the scene/environment music, and there are some really spectacular avant-garde tracks.
Mazrim
Looks cool. I'll definitely pick that up!
djplaeskool
Shameless btns.gif Self-Promotion!

Valve-time indeed.
I remember when this game was just an XNA Dream.Build.Play entry

also, I think avant-garde is a nice way of saying "I have no idea how to categorize this"
If anything, my style is pretty regressive in form and function.
m335h73r
MY GIRLFRIEND bought a centipede cab and it just showed up looking all sexy and shit.

Welp guess I'm headed back to the Atari ages of gaming for the next stretch of time.
over there
QUOTE (m335h73r @ Feb 8 2011, 10:42 PM) *
MY GIRLFRIEND bought a centipede cab and it just showed up looking all sexy and shit.

Welp guess I'm headed back to the Atari ages of gaming for the next stretch of time.


Take it back to 1979 son
m335h73r
©1980
sir nabsalot
QUOTE (Schlagwerk @ Feb 8 2011, 05:02 PM) *
I jumped ship from Kotaku after they fucked up their layout
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/08/the-joys...pitch-sequence/

Hey that looks interesting. Music was great djpaeskool

QUOTE (djplaeskool @ Feb 8 2011, 05:18 PM) *
Shameless btns.gif Self-Promotion!

Valve-time indeed.
I remember when this game was just an XNA Dream.Build.Play entry

also, I think avant-garde is a nice way of saying "I have no idea how to categorize this"
If anything, my style is pretty regressive in form and function.

How do you mean regressive? Like, based on established types of music? Congrats on getting a game out there :>
chotto kiitena
Regressive is the opposite of progressive, so if IIDX has taught me anything then he must make classical remixes of modern songs.
djplaeskool
For the game, some of the music is new, most of it is from 2007 and prior.

I've always held that if you aren't progressing, you're regressing in most things in life.
I've forgone breaking (break-break-break-breaking) any ground in lieu of trying out multitudes of software and equipment in recent years.
rmz
QUOTE (chotto kiitena @ Feb 8 2011, 09:03 PM) *
Regressive is the opposite of progressive, so if IIDX has taught me anything then he must make classical remixes of modern songs.

That "Metallica played by a string quartet" type of shit is entertaining the first couple of times but there's waaaaaaaayyyyy too much of it out there now.
Eggman of the Strata
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories was fun but I have no idea how anyone could really call that anything relating to Silent Hill 1 aside from character names. Dragonball was a fun beat'em up but I like the original Dragonball so that's probably why I can get enjoyment out of this.

Now I'm playing Resident Evil Zero. God I hope Resident Evil: Revelations goes back to actually having continuity with the rest of the series.

After that, Pikmin is the only Wii game I have remaining. Then I get to play either my remaining DS games or PS3 games. I think I might actually be able to complete my entire backlog, which would be nice. And at least most of the stuff I'm interested in seems to be showing up this month/next month.
BBH
QUOTE (Schlagwerk @ Feb 8 2011, 04:02 PM) *
I jumped ship from Kotaku after they fucked up their layout


lol
grayfox9996
I'm currently replaying Ocarina of Time: Master Quest, because I haven't had the drive to finish any of the other games I have going right now (Fallout 3 Point Lookout and The Ballad of Gay Tony, for the most part), and I really wanted to replay it before Krystal streams it...and it's way easier than I remember so far. Forest Temple took about 40 minutes to get through, and most of that was because I was blind and didn't realize something that was painfully obvious (not one of the more "abstract" puzzles in the dungeon). I hope some of the others are more difficult than I remember them being!
rmz
That's an odd coincidence, because I've been playing Master Quest recently too (for the first time). I'm not very far in yet, but it's been interesting so far. I'm not sure if the more difficult/remixed dungeons are necessarily any more fun than the original game, though. Perhaps what I like about Zelda doesn't have much to do with the difficulty level of the dungeons.
grayfox9996
QUOTE (rmz @ Feb 9 2011, 11:08 AM) *
That's an odd coincidence, because I've been playing Master Quest recently too (for the first time). I'm not very far in yet, but it's been interesting so far. I'm not sure if the more difficult/remixed dungeons are necessarily any more fun than the original game, though. Perhaps what I like about Zelda doesn't have much to do with the difficulty level of the dungeons.

Yeah, it's definitely not like OoT is a bad game - I've just seen the dungeons in it so much that it's become bland by now. And a lot of them (Forest, Jabu, Water, Shadow, Ice) are extremely repetitive and backtrack-heavy. The MQ dungeons don't get like that, at least - the problem comes down to figuring out what you need to do, instead of backtracking through a dungeon to get what you need to accomplish some task. I love MQ, not because of the difficulty, but because of the different design mentality in the dungeons. It's not about squeezing more playtime out - it's about actually being puzzling. So it just supercedes OoT because of that, for me.
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