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WILD RIDE
TRIAL OF THE DRAGON was the best part if you played the game in English, which you probably didn't. Chie's VA got better as the game went on, but man that line was BAD.
Saiyajin
QUOTE (grayfox9996 @ Aug 1 2009, 08:28 PM) *
I don't really know what you mean - the wall jumping in MZM was a lot easier than in Super, and I found both games to generally play faster than Super, too. Samus' actual run speed was slower, but jumps were faster, some of the bosses were pretty quick, enemies were generally faster...both games felt very fast-paced and intense. If they'd had the level of production values and level design quality and pacing that Super had, they may have been better games, but they're still good in their own right.


Yes, exactly. I meant the run speed. I agree that the jumps and perhaps even the in game fighting was faster than Super Metroid. However, one of the most prominent reasons I like Super Metroid so much more is because of the fast run speed and screen scroll rate. Kind of like driving in a car... You can turn a corner super fast, or go straight really fast. I prefer going straight super fast to turning a corner super fast. :> It's a little easier to control. :> Plus the speed booster/shine spark being so slow in both Fusion and Zero Mission was the biggest let down of my Metroid knowledge.

I donno why, but I just feel like putting a link to this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11329649@N06/2511266458/

QUOTE (Moogy @ Aug 2 2009, 12:15 AM) *
Speaking of Metroid 1, here is a very bad LP of Metroid 1 co-starring me: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/Kefit/vide...rt-1_videogames

I blocked this whole shenanigan from my mind until now.


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, that is for some reason extremely entertaining to me right now. Hahahaha. WE HAVE REACHED THE METROID LIMIT. THIS MAY NOT BE THE LIMIT. WE HAVE JUST GONE BEYOND THE LIMIT. Hahahahahahahahahahaha, thanks for sharing. Hahahah.
One Niceass Individual
QUOTE (Moogy @ Jul 31 2009, 12:35 PM) *
Metroid Fusion is a fucking awful game and I can't stand any part of it. Cutscenes do not belong in Metroid games, goddammit.

Zero Mission is all right.

odd contradiction IMFO. I actually didn't mind the cutscenes in Fusion as much as I did in Zero Mission. IIRC, you could skip all (or most) of the dialogue in Fusion, whereas Zero Mission forced you to watch bullshit cutscenes whenever there's a boss fight. At least it would let you skip them if you died on the boss and were continuing. It's a shame too, Zero Mission set itself up for natural speedruns with lots of sequence breaking, but the cutscenes really killed the "buzz" I got running through that game multiple times.

And yeah Fusion is "fucking awful" if you're expecting a traditional freeform Metroid game, but I've accepted that it's not the same as Super Metroid or Metroid Prime. It feels more like a spinoff, and it's actually still fun when I go back and replay it.

QUOTE (Moogy @ Aug 1 2009, 10:15 PM) *
Speaking of Metroid 1, here is a very bad LP of Metroid 1 co-starring me: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/Kefit/vide...rt-1_videogames

I blocked this whole shenanigan from my mind until now.

I didn't think that could possibly be as mind-numbing as actually playing through the original Metroid, but you had to get Mint in on it too.

ps you talk exactly like audity
WILD RIDE
Can't you skip the cutscenes in ZM, but not if you're playing Time Attack mode (which is just normal mode but keeps a high score)? I remember being able to skip the cutscenes, but I couldn't last time I played it.
kevin energy
that comic is incredible
same guy who did this one I think
https://www.yousendit.com/download/Y1Rxak84R3NsUitGa1E9PQ
Eggman of the Strata
QUOTE (Xythar @ Aug 2 2009, 02:30 AM) *
http://hiimdaisy.livejournal.com/26044.html#cutid1

long/awesome/probably old Persona 4 comic (spoiler warning)

kinda reminds me of chkn's Smash Broters actually


edit: According to SA you do not have to rate games before you install them, so maybe there's some confusing aspect of the interface?


I'd like to know what they're doing to make it show up because right now, I hit Y to bring up the menu to install it and that install option literally does not exist and will not show up until the game's been rated.

Okay nevermind. The option DOES show up...after waiting like an extra 30 seconds on the game details screen. That seems really weird.
Saiyajin
I agree with Moogy completely about both Fusion and Zero Mission. :>
Mazrim
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Plus, if you put it in your Super Gameboy, it had color playback! WHAT OTHER GAMEBOY GAME DID THAT BEFORE GAMEBOY COLOR!? Not many...

Donkey Kong Land for the GB was virtually impossible to play on an old Gameboy because there was too much detail in the backgrounds and it was a mess. The only way I finished it was with Super Gameboy since the game was quite nice looking with it.

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(Metroid) 2 feels wonky, for lack of a better word, and it can really detract from the gameplay a lot. Plus, most of the enemies besides the Metroids are completely uninteresting, and generally just float around or fall down - most of them don't even seem to attack you.

Part of the reason not really anything except Metroids attacked you was to make you feel alone and isolated. Everything just kept doing what it would do otherwise. I really though it was neat, and it forced the exploration over the action/killing. Metroid 2 managed to be extremely atmospheric for a gameboy game, especially near the end where the music basically is just Samus breathing.


Anyway, I bought Art Style: precipice from DSiWare yesterday, and it's pretty neat. Simple compared to some of the other art style games, but fun. I'm not very good at it though. Worth a shot though, unlike Base 10 which looks boring.
rmz
QUOTE (Xythar @ Aug 2 2009, 12:30 AM) *
http://hiimdaisy.livejournal.com/26044.html#cutid1

kinda reminds me of chkn's Smash Broters actually

All of this person's comics kind of do, I am glad I was not the only person who thought of this.
Saiyajin
I got Braid last week and I finished collecting all of the secret stars and I got the alternate ending, but aside from making the princess disappear, I couldn't notice any difference it made (aside from the stars that were now all lit outside the house). Which really is a bummer, because some of those secret stars are incredibly hard to get, even if you know exactly what you have to do!

I also beat it in 39:39:07, which thankfully beat the speed run minimum time so I could finally close off all of the achievements after trying for two consecutive plays before that one. I really enjoyed the game, though. Does anyone know if they're planning on making a sequel or something?

Also, does anyone know why any Lumines song packs haven't been added over the past year or more, and if they are planning on adding any more to the Xbox Live arcade?
rmz
I am not sure, I've never managed to care enough to get that one star that you have to stand still for an hour and a half in order to get.
Deets
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 5 2009, 01:40 AM) *
I got Braid last week and I finished collecting all of the secret stars and I got the alternate ending, but aside from making the princess disappear, I couldn't notice any difference it made (aside from the stars that were now all lit outside the house). Which really is a bummer, because some of those secret stars are incredibly hard to get, even if you know exactly what you have to do!

You were trolled, Jon.


Saiyajin
>:OOO!!!
Deets
Yeah, I'd probably feel that way too if the creator of a game put in insanely time-consuming and annoying goals whose only purpose was to point out how much of an obsessive-compulsive sub-human labrat I was without my even realizing it.

Damn you Jonathan Blow
Schlagwerk
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 5 2009, 12:40 AM) *
Does anyone know if they're planning on making a sequel or something?

The creator says he's working on a new project but it won't be out until late 2011 if we truly deserve it we are lucky.
The Witness

Also I fail to see how changing all the race names to something harder to spell and remember makes FFXIV any different than FFXI.
Eggman of the Strata
It has no leveling and looks like it plays like Monster Hunter. I'd say that's pretty different from XI.

I finally started using my pepsirockband free songs into Wii points since they don't seem to be updating the list of songs to choose from. So now I'll probably just use them all to get all of FF4: The After Years for free.

Oh what the hell. I just tried out the demo for the Turtles in Time remake and the music is completely changed. Being able to attack diagonally and up-screen is also really annoying.
grayfox9996
Damnit, Amazon, stop pushing back the date for delivering my PS3, you bastards. mad.gif

Now I'm not getting it until next week...and here I was, all set to start MGS4 tomorrow...
security tubbs
QUOTE (grayfox9996 @ Aug 5 2009, 05:58 PM) *
...and here I was, all set to start MGS4 tomorrow...

You are missing nothing. I can't play it for long periods because it just irritates me.
Saiyajin
QUOTE (DEAD DRANK @ Aug 6 2009, 04:53 AM) *
You are missing nothing. I can't play it for long periods because it just irritates me.


I kind of agree with you from the small amount that I played. Given I have had no prior experience playing a MGS game, but for some reason the enemies could sniff me out even when I was hiding in a trash tank. The computer was hella smart. :< But I only played for about 30 minutes, so I doubt that's enough to really be able to judge the game. I hear it's pretty amazing from almost everyone else, so I'd better give it the benefit of the doubt.
grayfox9996
QUOTE (DEAD DRANK @ Aug 6 2009, 02:53 AM) *
You are missing nothing.

Couldn't disagree more. Played through the whole game faster than I've played through anything else, I think. And it was fucking amazing. That was almost worth the price of the system alone.

(well, what I ended up paying for it, anyway)
Saiyajin
Nintendo games are

HARD.

I wonder how I did them when I was a kid. I was just trying to play Blaster Master, and MY GOD.

Also, the Contra (arcade version) on the XBLA market place is HORRIBLE. I'd like to wager that game is worse than Cosmic Race. I imagine the Super Contra is just as bad.
Deets
Have you tried not sucking?
Schlagwerk
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 13 2009, 02:08 AM) *
I wonder how I did them when I was a kid. I was just trying to play Blaster Master, and MY GOD.

Also, the Contra (arcade version) on the XBLA market place is HORRIBLE. I'd like to wager that game is worse than Cosmic Race. I imagine the Super Contra is just as bad.

Blaster Master is hard? The toughest parts are having enough time to finish it in one sitting and not getting lost. A close third is accidentally clinging to the side of a platform and going straight into spikes when you're trying to do a very careful rolling jump from the absolute edge of the platform.
Go play Spelunker on NES or Wizards and Warriors X for the Gameboy. I played both of those games as a kid and look back on them now thinking "how did I play these games?!"

Oooh.. I thought that said Cosmic Raise. That comparison makes it sound like you're trying to say that Contra AC is infinitely awesome
One Niceass Individual
QUOTE (Deets @ Aug 13 2009, 08:49 AM) *
Have you tried not sucking?

Oh real edgy man. rolleyes.gif

Prepare to be added..........




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To my IGNORE List. *insert picture of a Saint Bernard with sunglasses and a Bad Attitude here*
Deets
UH OH
DROP
QUOTE (Rowen of the Strata @ Aug 5 2009, 02:12 PM) *
Oh what the hell. I just tried out the demo for the Turtles in Time remake and the music is completely changed. Being able to attack diagonally and up-screen is also really annoying.

Didn't Kozo Nakamura do the original music? Or am I thinking of some other TMNT game?
Schala
MGS4 is almost as good as MGS3
Deets
QUOTE (Klonoa @ Aug 13 2009, 11:32 AM) *
Didn't Kozo Nakamura do the original music? Or am I thinking of some other TMNT game?

Mitsuhiko Izumi did the arcade version and Haruki Ueko (aka Jimmy Weckl) did the SNES version

The Turtles in Time Remake might be the most colossal Missing the Point in video games EVER MADE OMG
Eggman of the Strata
Gears of War 2 is an absolutely terrible game to play single player. I'd love to play it multi to see if it could actually be fun, except I get connection errors every time I try to do anything online, even though I was just playing stuff online with friends in a different game before that. Cole Train is also the worst character in a video game ever and whoever came up with his design should feel bad.
Paradox
Playing Gears of War 2 online is one of the most satisfying and frustrating things I've ever come across. Crushing the opposing teams is great but then you get moments where you say "What the fuck? I shot this guy 10 times with the shotgun and all he did was turn around and shoot me once and now I'm dead because the bastard has host advantage."
kay0ss
QUOTE (Deets @ Aug 13 2009, 01:48 PM) *
The Turtles in Time Remake might be the most colossal Missing the Point in video games EVER MADE OMG


Yup :/
Saiyajin
QUOTE (Deets @ Aug 13 2009, 10:49 AM) *
Have you tried not sucking?


:OOO!!! All of my problems solved by such a simple statement! :DDDDDDDDD Upon reading your great advice, I've already become a rich tycoon with 10 super model wives that can PC Mei another with one hand! biggrin.gif

Anybody ever play that NES game called "Totally Rad"? That game was... totally rad! What makes the game really dumb is seeing the J-version. It's called "Magic John", which completely takes off all of the radness, and now it all makes sense why he makes that incredibly effeminite gesture when he uses a special ability.

This is an interesting read:
http://www.flammie.net/vse/things/rad/index.htm
One Niceass Individual
do you have a magic john
One Niceass Individual
a magic john with gnarly potential
grayfox9996
QUOTE (Marlie Tang @ Aug 13 2009, 10:46 AM) *
MGS4 is almost as good as MGS3

I'm torn between the two - I really love them both at this point, for very different reasons.
Saiyajin
The instruction book for Totally Rad is hilarious. You guys should check it out:

http://www.flammie.net/vse/things/rad/TotallyRad.pdf
Paradox
Would you say Totally Rad is totally rad?
chotto kiitena
No, I wouldn't say that.
-John Hodgman
Saiyajin
QUOTE (Paradox @ Aug 13 2009, 11:11 PM) *
Would you say Totally Rad is totally rad?


QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 13 2009, 08:52 PM) *
Anybody ever play that NES game called "Totally Rad"? That game was... totally rad!
Eggman of the Strata
QUOTE (grayfox9996 @ Aug 13 2009, 08:25 PM) *
I'm torn between the two - I really love them both at this point, for very different reasons.


I ended up hating MGS4 because the only part that's actually like MGS is the first hour and a half or so and then it's just boring parts where it switches from one thing I don't want to do to the next. And then the entire plot is just lol nanomachines. And black guy even tells that he has no idea why he's telling you about the B&B Squad.

MGS for the GBC is better.
Saiyajin
I love how there are like three different conversations going on at once here, and everyone is just ignoring each other's separate conversation.

I tried MGS3 once at Xythar's house, and I got eaten by a crocodile so I gave up.

Before that I tried MGS4 at Xythar's house, and I got thrown out of my trash can and game over'd so I gave up.
Schlagwerk
Man, after seeing screen shots of Totally Rad I finally remembered seeing it in Nintendo Power. I had wanted to play it because the bosses were big, colorful, and looked interesting.

Kinda reminds me of the localization of Power Blade. Though with that it wasn't just a graphic overhaul and loose translation, but they changed how most of the game worked and made it better.
Back when I still had faith in the VC, I was awaiting the day we'd see Power Blade and Vice: Project Doom.. maybe even Little Nemo.
chotto kiitena
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 13 2009, 11:14 PM) *
I love how there are like three different conversations going on at once here, and everyone is just ignoring each other's separate conversation.

I tried MGS3 once at Xythar's house, and I got eaten by a crocodile so I gave up.

Before that I tried MGS4 at Xythar's house, and I got thrown out of my trash can and game over'd so I gave up.


Good pizza though.
Saiyajin
QUOTE (Xythar @ Aug 13 2009, 11:46 PM) *
Good pizza though.


That it was!

Schlagwerk:

Wow, Power Blade looks a lot cooler than the Jap version! I gotta DL it and check it out! Actually, the script of Totally Rad was actually pretty accurate... in cases even more accurate than the guy who was poking fun at it. It's just that they took a lot of liberty making it have lots of surfer lingo and taking place in California, as if the people behind the project in the US were expecting to be canned soon. I mean, look at the instruction manual! It has the guy's boss just randomly placed in it, and a sales rep also randomly placed in it. Why? Only thing I can think of is they were expecting redundancy in the near future, so might as well make a totally epic, and totally RAD, farewell statement! Hah. But yeah, Power Blade was a serious overhaul.

Does anyone remember this NES game where gravity changed a lot and you were a robot or something and it played like a megaman-type platformer kinda? I thought it was Metal Gear, but definitely not... I can't remember the name for the life of me!

--edit!-

It's called Metal Storm! :>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Storm_(video_game)

I remember this game being amazingly awesome! :OOO!!! Time to DL it and give it a try.
Eggman of the Strata
Just play Shatterhand instead. So awesome. Power Blade 1 and 2 are a lot of fun though.
One Niceass Individual
QUOTE (Rowen of the Strata @ Aug 13 2009, 09:11 PM) *
I ended up hating MGS4 because the only part that's actually like MGS is the first hour and a half or so and then it's just boring parts where it switches from one thing I don't want to do to the next. And then the entire plot is just lol nanomachines. And black guy even tells that he has no idea why he's telling you about the B&B Squad.

MGS for the GBC is better.

It has a really overbearing plot with multiple cutscenes at once. If you don't like that then I don't think epic things are really for you. rolleyes.gif
grayfox9996
QUOTE (Rowen of the Strata @ Aug 13 2009, 09:11 PM) *
I ended up hating MGS4

Well, okay, that's fine.

QUOTE
because the only part that's actually like MGS is the first hour and a half or so

Wait, what? You mean the MGS-style boss fights, all of the sneaking/avoiding detection/whatnot through Acts 1 and 2 (probably what you mean by the first hour and a half, even though it took me QUITE a bit long than that to finish all the way through Act 2), ALL of Act 4 and (what little there is of) 5...pretty much most of the game?

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and then it's just boring parts where it switches from one thing I don't want to do to the next.

Yeah, there's some storyline sequences that have you do some rather different gameplay styles, but I thought they were pretty well balanced between the sneaking and boss fight gameplay. I felt the whole game was paced very well - even the cutscenes, but then, I'm a glutton for MGS cutscenes, apparently.

But even the non-sneaking portions were a lot of fun for me. At least there's no scene like the one just before fighting The Boss in MGS3 - I fucking HATED that part of the game. It's really the only part I completely dislike from any MGS game - that I can think of, at least. The part where you're dragging Eva through the jungle, just to be clear on which part I mean.

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And then the entire plot is just lol nanomachines.

The first half is VERY nano-focused, yeah. But the second half really starts to pick up, in my opinion. I'm not sure how far you made it, but the further you get, the better it gets, after a slow point around Act 3.

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And black guy even tells that he has no idea why he's telling you about the B&B Squad.

It's just like how you hear about all of the bosses from the previous games (besides the main bosses - The Boss, Liquid, Ocelot, Solidus, etc.), so I don't see how that's much of an issue. You ALWAYS hear second-hand what happened with them and their stories. And Drebin, having worked with BOTH sides during the war, would have heard plenty about them from Liquid's forces. So it makes sense by precedence, and he's more likely to be explaining them than Campbell or Otacon. Plus, Drebin was a fun character, anyway, so what little screen time he got was cool with me.

QUOTE
MGS for the GBC is better.

Haha that game was fun. Really hard, too, in some parts.
One Niceass Individual
QUOTE (LOW @ Aug 13 2009, 10:47 PM) *
The part where you're dragging Eva through the jungle, just to be clear on which part I mean.

The ratio of that girl's appetite to her body fat percentile is the single most unbelievable thing about the Metal Gear series. That part sucked sure enough but it's MGS3 so I can forgive it.
Eggman of the Strata
I finished all of MGS4 and there was next to no sneaking after Act 2. It was just blunder into more enemies over and over again or attack guys that don't even pay attention to you because there's a "war" going on. Like, after you follow the guy through the city (which takes forgoddamnEVER) the whole game just goes psycho. The boss fights were all pretty boring too. Maybe there being "no sneaking" is me being bad at the game, I don't know. All I know is the "blast from the past" part was really annoying and the whole ship section was just me trying to hurry through it to see if anything actually paid off. And it didn't.

The other characters had obvious back history with the other people around them. The B&B's have nothing. They're just random people thrown in that Drebin apparently MUST explain. There's no reason for them to even be there. They never show any form of reasoning so how they get "hired" by anyone to actually kill a specific target is completely beyond me. It's like, great, Drebin knows about them. I don't care. It's a really poor attempt to give bosses personality/history where they don't need and don't show any of it.

The entire game is just deus ex machina over and over and over and over. It's probably my least favorite MGS game. 2 might be worse but that would only be because it had Fatman or whatever. But you had EE to spray with that cold spray and plant C4 on and knock out and lay on top and then call Otacon.


I can certainly what game has much dumber characters though. Gears of War 2. Seriously, that single player is terrible. And there is not one redeemable character in the entire game.
Schlagwerk
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 13 2009, 09:58 PM) *
It's called Metal Storm! :>

Awh, you answered your own question before I could. Metal Storm is cool, but has a pretty vicious difficulty to it. As a kid I could usually make it up to the cage level before my game completely fell apart. (You were stuck in a stationary room while the background scrolled around, constantly trying to drag you through traps)
Then there was the one boss that was 3 robots rotating around a room with no floor. You had to constantly jump around on the robots as they rotated. They could only be shot at certain times and after you killed one, it blew up and disappeared so you had one less platform to jump on.

QUOTE (Rowen of the Strata @ Aug 13 2009, 10:04 PM) *
Just play Shatterhand instead. So awesome. Power Blade 1 and 2 are a lot of fun though.

Been a while since I last played Shatterhand, but that one was also good and originally based off of some relatively unknown Japanese IP as well. I think it was called Solbrain or something like that..
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