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CanisWolfred

861. Posted:

Supermarioman wrote:

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Supermarioman wrote:

After considering something I think I might wait for a little longer and save up enough for the 250GB model considering that the investement is $300 as opposed to:
$200 for 4GB $20 for Headset $130 for 250 GB $40 for a 16 GB to transfer data. Yeah that is another $90 extra, so I could get more games instead of paying for all that crap.

I'm surprised you even considered falling for Microsoft's Scam. Trust me, the 250 GB option is the best deal you'll get, whether you'll use all that stuff or not. Hell, I already feel scammed for not waiting a few more years to get an Xbox with built-in Wi-Fi for the same price that I bought to have it seperate.

I know that it is a scam, but I'm impatient and I was hoping to get one very soon, with my birthday soon and with me getting money from relatives and friends that will bring we up to about $230 or so, or around the needed money for a 4GB and Halo 3. Now I just need to save about $120 more and I'll be there. Its kinda odd considering I have been a Nintendo fanboy first, and all of these great games coming out, and I'm just ignoring them. Then again my Backlog of games I need to finsih is freaking huge. I still got Monster Hunter 3, Fallout New Vegas, and SMG 2 to finish. I still have yet to get Kirby's Epic Yarn, NBA Jam, Metroid: Other M, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Ultimate Edition. And if I do save for a 360 I'll be missing Goldeneye, Epic Mickey, and Donkey Kong Country Returns. But my point and case is for 2 years I have wanted a 360 for 2 years now, and I'm finally on my way, so yes I plan to get one soon. As a big Halo fan, it would be great to finish that damn fight already :D

Youtube it and buy Halo ODST instead. Trust me, it's worth it.

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862. Posted:

I just bought my first Halo game last week; haven't played it yet though. I got Halo Reach because it seemed kind of class based and a bit faster than the previous games.

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Supermarioman

863. Posted:

@mickeymac Nah I'll do it the old fashioned way, and I'll get ODST after I have beat 3.

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864. Posted:

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@mickeymac Nah I'll do it the old fashioned way, and I'll get ODST after I have beat 3.

You're gonna regret it. I'm telling you right now. If you can even get yourself to finish it, you're probably never gonna wanna go back.

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865. Posted:

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Uh, Blue Dragon, Infinite Undiscovery, and The Last Remnant are a few I can think of.

Last Remnant isn't an exclusive, actually. There's a PC version, and it's actually better if your computer has the juice. The console version made terrible use of the engine and would slow down frequently, with lots of pop-in.

I heard terrible things about Last Remnant and Infinite Undiscovery.... so I'm kinda hesitant to try either one.

I've already played Tales of Vesperia, Star Ocean and Eternal Sonata for the 360, so I guess I've managed to get most of the good ones. What a shame.

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866. Posted:

Yeah, there isn't much. You could check out Resonance of Fate (not an exclusive). I heard it is pretty good, but really hard and the backgrounds and theme get repetitious. I kind of want to try it out, but the high difficulty kind of keep me away because I just don't have the time to invest anymore.

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867. Posted:

The problem with Resonance of Fate for me isn't the difficulty, so much as the repetition and the slowness of the battles. The game never adds elements, so if you master it early on, you might become very bored with it very fast. Not to mention it has Tri-Ace's typical Overcomplicated-up-the-wazzu-simply-for-the-sake-of-it gameplay that makes me hate pretty much every game they've made so far, coupled with their typically poorly excecuted storyline. I was excitied for it when I first heard about, but now that I've read up on it and seen some videos, I'm not so keen on it anymore. It just doesn't seem like it would actually hold my attention for very long.

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868. Posted:

It's difficulty is actually what makes it kind of good since you feel like you accomplished something impressive when you finally take down that giant boss you couldn't beat. But the entire thing looks slow and I don't have time to take on 15 minute battles over and over.

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869. Posted:

I'm in a holding pattern on New Vegas. I guess it's a good thing due to all the bugs that people are claiming are affecting the game. I think I'll wait until a GOTY edition where all the DLC is packaged with it. Besides, I got Fable 3 this past Tuesday and I'll get Kinect next Tuesday. I also just picked up a brand new DSi because I couldn't wait until the 3ds and it was at a price point that was too good to let slip away. My "gaming plate" is currently full.

In Fable 3 news, for those who might be playing it, I just saved the outpost from the Hollow Men invasion. I believe I saw some sort of number that shows I'm 11% finished with the game so far. Maybe it's the "old schooler" in me, but I really wish there were some menus in this game that you could look at without going back to base.

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I heard terrible things about Last Remnant and Infinite Undiscovery.... so I'm kinda hesitant to try either one.

I regret having purchased both of those. To be fair, I didn't spend much time with either but I found the combat mechanic to just be too clunky and the story not-too-interesting. Maybe I'll give them a second chance when I get caught up...around 2027 or so. I can HIGHLY recommend Lost Odyssey however.

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870. Posted:

No menus..? Sounds a little strange. How does it compare to Fable 2 so far?

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871. Posted:

I want to pick up Force Unleashed 2 (i don't care that the reviews have been mediocre, i'm too much of a SW fanboy to care), but there's also New Vegas and Fable 3 out there (though i'm very unenthused by Fable 3, despite liking the first 2, as even the great reviews i've read sound like style-over-substance praise) ... too many games, too little available cash. Damn bills. Don't people know i have gaming to do? =)

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872. Posted:

I have a feeling that the Gamespot review is pretty spot on for Fable 3.

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873. Posted:

Ravage wrote:

I have a feeling that the Gamespot review is pretty spot on for Fable 3.

I have the Halo Reach Edition X360 Elite with Fable 3 (incredible compared to Fable 2 from what Ive seen today, Fable Xbox is still one of my favorite Microsoft titles ever along with Jade Empire) in it in my GameRoom about 5ft away from me right now, though its turned off and Killzone 3 Beta is being played instead lol.

Bioshock is a must for all X360/PS3 owners in my opinion. Its been my favorite game of all time until very recently when I wrapped up Metal Gear Solid 4 (in less than a week lol). Biosock is just flat out amazing, and it does indeed run better on the X360, so grab it there instead if owning both platforms. Also ToysRus runs it for around $10 a lot wich is insane.

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874. Posted:

Magi wrote:

feder wrote:

I heard terrible things about Last Remnant and Infinite Undiscovery.... so I'm kinda hesitant to try either one.

I regret having purchased both of those. To be fair, I didn't spend much time with either but I found the combat mechanic to just be too clunky and the story not-too-interesting. Maybe I'll give them a second chance when I get caught up...around 2027 or so. I can HIGHLY recommend Lost Odyssey however.

Combat Mechanic in which?

Anywho, I would've liked the Last Remnant if I had been able to understand its combat mechanics. It certainly seemed promising, it just did a poor job of teaching you how to handle its unorthadox systems. Infinite Undiscovery, on the other hand, was terrible. I keep forgetting about it, but honestly that's because it's so forgetteble. I was actually surprised to find out that it was a Tri-Aces game, since usually they try to make their games as unique as possible. I comparison, IU is a pretty modest game - a standard dungeon crawler with a generic story, populated by a large cast of forgettable characters, who crawl though unremarkable dungeons, defeating mundane enemies, using a fairly repetitive combat system, and occasionally completing side quests that always just end up being fetch quests/Kill the monster quests. While It does have a few interesting gameplay mechanics that I haven't seen that often in an action-RPG, it still failed to stand out to me in anyway. The worst part is that I love dungeon crawlers, yet this one just wasn't as compelling or addicting as other games like it that I've played.

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875. Posted:

slapshot82 wrote:

Fable Xbox is still one of my favorite Microsoft titles ever along with Jade Empire.

That reminds me: Where the heck is Jade Empire 2, Bioware?

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876. Posted:

The Fox wrote:

slapshot82 wrote:

Fable Xbox is still one of my favorite Microsoft titles ever along with Jade Empire.

That reminds me: Where the heck is Jade Empire 2, Bioware?

Really! I would literally buy another X360 just for that game!

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877. Posted:

Ravage wrote:

Yeah, there isn't much. You could check out Resonance of Fate (not an exclusive). I heard it is pretty good, but really hard and the backgrounds and theme get repetitious. I kind of want to try it out, but the high difficulty kind of keep me away because I just don't have the time to invest anymore.

I was interested in RoF because I liked the character designs and the fact that you can customize their outfits, but the battle system really turned me off because of the difficulty. I play games to relax, so too much challenge just annoys me. ^^;;

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878. Posted:

feder wrote:

Ravage wrote:

Yeah, there isn't much. You could check out Resonance of Fate (not an exclusive). I heard it is pretty good, but really hard and the backgrounds and theme get repetitious. I kind of want to try it out, but the high difficulty kind of keep me away because I just don't have the time to invest anymore.

I was interested in RoF because I liked the character designs and the fact that you can customize their outfits, but the battle system really turned me off because of the difficulty. I play games to relax, so too much challenge just annoys me. ^^;;

Blame Mega Man and the Sega Genesis, but I just can't see why someone would play a video game to relax.:| I mean, games are the most stimulating form of living room entertainment after talking. It just don't see how someone could stay relaxed while playing one. Then again, I guess you don't really need to "zone out" to relax, huh?

That aside, I just got my Xbox 360 back from the shop (and by "shop" I mean I sent it to Microsoft, who proceeded to take it apart, stare at it for 5 minutes, then forget how to put it back together again, and just order a new one from Mexico. At least this time they didn't just send me a broken one, but now the instrctions are all in spanish...). I haven't used the thing in about 3 months, so the first thing I did was play a bunch of demoes of what I've been missing. Because this seems like the most appropriate place, and because I can, I think I'll post a few impressions:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 - It's a Sonic game. That alone makes it a must buy. But it's also a very, very good Sonic game. Top of the list for sure.
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - It was exactly as I predicted: one of the single most invigorating experiences a beat 'em up could possibly hope to have, yet it was far too overwhelming to tackle as a solo experience, and it has no online. I had to play it twice, the second time with my brother. The second time it was actually very enjoyable, but unfortunately, my brother wasn't convinced.:(
  • Rocket Knight - It was a fun platformer, and it was just nice to play as Sparkster again. Unfortunately, it's level design very unisnspired compared to the Genesis Rocket Knight Adventures. I'll still get it, play it, and beat it 100%, but it's not a must-buy like I had hoped
  • King of Fighter 2002: Unlimited Match - It's one of the best fighting games, now better. I haven't enjoyed a game this much a long time, and took every ounce of will power to keep from buying it right then and there. Just having some of my favorite fighters back makes it worth more than $10.
  • Final Fight: Double Impact - It's Final Fight, the game that revolutionized Beat 'em ups and still one of the best - not to mention the game that inspired the greatest series of Beat 'em ups ever - now with online co-op. Even as a singleplayer experience, it's invigorating, yet I can't wait to play it with someone else. Plus, it comes with the equally impressive and underrated Magic Sword - I still remember when I first beat it on MAME, which took me what I calculated to be $20 worth of quarters. And both of them are packaged together for $10. It's premise alone makes it a must buy. After giving it a try, it seems to play smoother than I remember, which is a definite plus. I still don't think I'm in a hurry to play two games that I've already beaten, though. Not when there are new games that are even more impressive right now.
  • Super Meat Boy - It was actually fun. Like, really, really fun. I never thought I could enjoy a platformer like this besides N+ and VVVVVV. It also has a huge amount a replay value to it, too. Still, I'm not so sure I want to get it right away, since I'm still not sure if I'll last until the end, since I accumulated a massive death toll on the first few levels, and I didn't even attempt the Dark World Levels.:P
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane - After I replayed the tracks a few times, it was really fun, but it's still not as good as the original Hydro Thunder, especially considering the premium price and DLC.
  • Comic Jumper - It was horrible! Just horrible! I never, ever want to play this game again! The writing is terrible, and the combat is extremely boring and flawed, while the level design shown in the demo was deeply uninspiring. So much potential, yet so poorly excecuted...

And I can't remember the other two. I'll get back to ya on that...

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879. Posted:

I saw that Magi was picking up Kinect, any of you other guys grabbing it? Im really curious about this one wich Microsoft spending so incredibly much money to advertise it, Im wondering if It as great as they make it out to be. I was really skeptical with Move until I played it and Im thinking Kinect might be the same way. Dance Central looks AMAZING but outside of that Ive been unimpressed software wise. Im curious to see you guys that play X360 daily impressions on Kinect. I think its going to be the next HD Wii casual item, but that is just my opinion.

As for Fable 3..... INCREDIBLE! I love the lack of menus with exception to not being able to see armor/weapon stats. Game looks great and such a huge improvement over Fable 2. Very impressed here and with Reach.

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880. Posted:

@Slapshot:
I just tried the Kinect this weekend at one of those demo stations Microsoft has been setting up, and I have to say I'm more interested in it than I was before. With so much negative press surrounding the thing I thought I'd hate it but it worked better than expected.

I'm still going to need to see more game support before I plunk down the cash.

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