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Spire
27-10-2004, 07:50 AM
Something a little more vague than the Handheld and Sims threads, methinks. Anyhoo, I'd like keep this as the place to discuss the truckload of games we'll be playing for the rest of 2004. That way we keep Frodo from posting a bajillion Halo 2 threads about how the game suckled his penis and whatever other crap he comes up with.

Anyway, I rented GTA: San Andreas because I heard good things from good people. Well, I can tell you this: For one, the game is really huge. A ton of area to cover in this game, although most of it is the same house or stretch of dirt over and over, with the occasional landmark. Secondly, it's not that fresh. It feels just like the other 3D GTA games, only this time it's been wrapped in ghetto culture, which I'm not overly fond of. I'm forcing myself to keep playing this game, because I'd like to get my $6 out of it. Oh, and the graphics still look like hairy ass. And the hit detection is retarded in spots. And the physics engine is embarassing. It does have really good voice-acting though, with some cameos by Samuel L. Jackson and David Cross (w00t!). The radio stations are even worse than Vice City, with only one rock station. It sounds like I'm just really ragging on this game, but it's not a horrible game overall, just the same ol' GTA. The new additions they added to make it feel fresh are quite lame. Swimming is dull, having to eat food is just an annoyance, and the tweaked targetting system is a bit too simple. As in you'll target things you don't want just as often as you'll target what you do want to attack. Unless you're a white ghetto-wannabe or a Sony cock-lover like CFC (jab jab), save your money for something else. Like MGS3, which is already being called the best PS1/PS2 game ever, and better than Halo 2. Truth!

Narg
27-10-2004, 08:30 AM
Ill download it for xbox or pc, whichever it comes out on first.

PhoeniX
27-10-2004, 08:49 AM
I'm getting San Andreas on Friday from Special Reserve its a really good site the most expensive PS2 game is £30 and an MP3 Player is £50 with 512MB

Narg
27-10-2004, 04:09 PM
Well, ive been playing halo 2 online :D, its good :D, im having alot of fun, and the microphone thing is a blast, you americans sound so funny :P. mmmm halo2 before its released, online, cracked xbox.. how do people do these things! ;).

Foeni
27-10-2004, 04:43 PM
I've only tried the old GTA 3, and I must say, I was disappointed. I like GTA2 better. It was simple, violent and not very well done. But it ROCKED. No. 3 is just like another lame 3D game. It doesn't have the charm.

PhoeniX
27-10-2004, 05:45 PM
Has anyone played on Rome: Total War, because I'm thinking or getting it but I dont want to if it isnt any good.

Spire
27-10-2004, 06:09 PM
Rome: Total War is awesome.

PhoeniX
27-10-2004, 06:21 PM
Rome: Total War is awesome.


Well thats summed that up Ill get it on Saturday!

CFC
27-10-2004, 08:43 PM
Rome Total War was ok. I thought it was kinda easy, but it was entertaining.

I'll comment on GTA: SA after I have some time to actually play it.

frodo1511
27-10-2004, 11:07 PM
Rome: Total War is awesome.

Won't have shit on Battle for Middle-Earth. Only pc game I'm ever getting(Half-life and Doom 3 are on the 'box in 2005.

Seriously, I just got my new OXM magazine, which reviewed BOTH Halo 2 and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. It takes great balls for me to say this but here goes: after playing a preview build of PoP, it looks like it will be BETTER than Halo 2. I mean it, it does everything right, with great additions to combat, exploration, and hot women who want to kill you. Hell, even an early boss fight was intense.

I'm still getting Halo 2, and found out a shit-load of secrets, which I will not utter here, unless asked(don't worry, it won't ruin the plot)

oh, btw, GTA:SA will suck majorly, read what I posted in the Sims thread to see.

Jacoby
27-10-2004, 11:11 PM
It takes great balls for me to say this but here goes...

Better grow some then, eh? Maybe you can borrow your dads...

San Andreas won't "suck". They aren't bad games and it's just one of few titles that proves graphics don't have to be perfect for you to enjoy the game. ANND, Spire and I already saw the 15 pages Halo 2 thing...before you...for free. *Rubs it in* :)

frodo1511
27-10-2004, 11:13 PM
San Andreas won't "suck". They aren't bad games and it's just one of few titles that proves graphics don't have to be perfect for you to enjoy the game. ANND, Spire and I already saw the 15 pages Halo 2 thing...before you...for free. *Rubs it in* :)


yeah, it will suck, read what Spire said.

*rubs it off*, like I said, mail is fucking slow on Air Force Bases, screening everything like 20 times ever since 9/11.

ryan
27-10-2004, 11:31 PM
all gta games are the same...all equally boring after a while.

Spire
28-10-2004, 12:08 AM
It doesn't suck, it's just got the same problems the others do and, for me, the GTA formula is old. If you've never played a GTA game before, you'd probably enjoy it.

frodo1511
28-10-2004, 12:13 AM
It doesn't suck, it's just got the same problems the others do and, for me, the GTA formula is old. If you've never played a GTA game before, you'd probably enjoy it.

I've played both 3 and Vice City, and I thought they were crap, nothing compared to 1 and 2. Bug-ridden and shit for mechanics, I never enjoyed the series after 2. Like I said earlier, my friend is in the process of writing an in-depth letter to ign stating his claim that it deserves nothing more than a 2.0

http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/30613/Prince-of-Persia-Warrior-Within

Ninja Gaiden WHAT?!?!

Narg
28-10-2004, 01:20 AM
make no mistake, HALO 2 online multiplayer is fantastic, played it for like 3hrs last night.

Jacoby
28-10-2004, 01:28 AM
make no mistake, HALO 2 online multiplayer is fantastic, played it for like 3hrs last night.

How? I thought the link didn't have multiplayer...And how can you play it online? XbC?

Spire
28-10-2004, 02:18 AM
So Narg, does this console FPS require skill?

Elijahfan
28-10-2004, 03:06 AM
i want to get sims 2 and halo 2. can't wait for halo 2....frodo needs to dish out some of those secrets though

Narg
28-10-2004, 05:34 AM
How? I thought the link didn't have multiplayer...And how can you play it online? XbC?

a program called xboxconnect, and yea, spire it requires skill ofcourse :P, im still learning the maps etc, but im getting better, me and my bro just played 2v2v2 multiflag ctf both off the same box, was insane, u americans get quite crazy on those mics :P. But, its damn fun, i ping like 250 to u guys, and its still fine, some times i cant notice any lag what so ever.

Spire
28-10-2004, 05:46 AM
a program called xboxconnect, and yea, spire it requires skill ofcourse :P, im still learning the maps etc, but im getting better, me and my bro just played 2v2v2 multiflag ctf both off the same box, was insane, u americans get quite crazy on those mics :P. But, its damn fun, i ping like 250 to u guys, and its still fine, some times i cant notice any lag what so ever.

Ar, you must have never been to a real Halo tourny. We have'em here all the time (had one last week, in fact), 16 people crowded in a house screaming and throwing trash talk around for 13-16 hours. Yup, we'll spend all evening and night playing, until everyone is fucking sick of Halo. I know Jacoby has been to some, Frodo has too I bet. Recently, we've been having at least one per week gearing up for Halo 2.

Narg
28-10-2004, 07:46 AM
I often go to lans with over 400 people, so i know what its like :P. (pc lans btw)

deviljet88
28-10-2004, 08:21 AM
I've only been to one of those computer gaming places last month just once. Only awesome if you know people, felt sorry for the kid who was just sitting in the corner for like 6 hours straight without talking, just shooting people in CS.

Spire
28-10-2004, 01:55 PM
PC and console LANs are two totally different beasts.

frodo1511
30-10-2004, 03:46 AM
PC and console LANs are two totally different beasts.

Yes, but both can agree on beverages: BAWLS.

Spire
30-10-2004, 04:47 AM
Mountain Dew.

PhoeniX
30-10-2004, 11:25 AM
I've just got San Andreas and its not too bad, well ive only been playing on it for 10 mins but im enjoying it, and you can rob houses!

Spire
31-10-2004, 03:55 PM
Over the past week or so, I've been rolling in work.

I still work at eglive.com
I'm now an official employee of Gamestop.
And I just got hired as an editorial writer for a new upstart site.


And tomorrow starts the best month in gaming ever. Save your milk money.

frodo1511
31-10-2004, 04:26 PM
And tomorrow starts the best month in gaming ever. Save your milk money.

God damn right, spire. LOTR: The Third Age on the 4th, Halo 2 on the 9th, and Echoes, Baiten Kaidos, Half-Life 2 on the 16th. I'm actually happy that PoP Warrior Within was delayed 2 weeks or else I would be broke. I'm thinking I will have to put a few of those titles on my Xmas list, however. Santa better be damn good to me.

BTW, PC Gamer gave Half-Life 2 a 98%, tying for the best score ever in their mag. Agree or disagree with it?

Spire
31-10-2004, 06:03 PM
These are all the games I'm buying in November, I have all of them reserved (with the exception of the DS, which I have all $150 paid off):

LotR: Third Age
Halo 2 Collector's Edition
Half-Life 2 Gold Edition
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Baten Kaitos
Nintendo DS
Super Mario 64 DS
Feel the Magic XX/XY
Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Demon Soul


I'm going to have to wait on Star Fox Assault, Viewtiful Joe 2, and Prince of Persia 2 because of money. December will be nice as well, with Battles for Middle-Earth and Gran Turismo 4.

frodo1511
31-10-2004, 07:30 PM
Yeah, I forgot about Battle for Middle-Earth-looks to be the best RTS game ever. I'm waiting for Half-Life 2 to hit the 'Box(unless I win the Falcoln PC contest I entered). I'm going to try to be "sick" on the 9th and 16th, however.

Spire
31-10-2004, 08:13 PM
Yeah, I forgot about Battle for Middle-Earth-looks to be the best RTS game ever. I'm waiting for Half-Life 2 to hit the 'Box(unless I win the Falcoln PC contest I entered). I'm going to try to be "sick" on the 9th and 16th, however.

You're going to be waiting awhile. And if it does come to the Xbox, it'll look like shit. Valve has already said that the Xbox version of HL2 will be severly downgraded.

frodo1511
31-10-2004, 10:00 PM
And if it does come to the Xbox, it'll look like shit.

That's what people said about Doom 3 on Xbox, but that looks amazing on both machines. I have faith in Valve, they'll do all in their power to make it look great on Xbox, and not shit.

frodo1511
31-10-2004, 11:49 PM
http://www.forumplanet.com/haloplanet/topic.asp?fid=5258&tid=1516243

Check it.

Jasper
01-11-2004, 02:01 AM
http://www.forumplanet.com/haloplanet/topic.asp?fid=5258&tid=1516243

Check it.
:Hail:

Spire
01-11-2004, 06:10 PM
That's what people said about Doom 3 on Xbox, but that looks amazing on both machines. I have faith in Valve, they'll do all in their power to make it look great on Xbox, and not shit.

Valve more than likely won't be doing the Xbox port.
And do you really want to wait a year or so for a inferior version? Half-Life is meant to be played on PC.

frodo1511
01-11-2004, 10:18 PM
And do you really want to wait a year or so for a inferior version? Half-Life is meant to be played on PC.

Yes I do, I can't STAND playing anything on the PC besides RTS.

Fuck it, I'm heading over to my friends house to play it next week.


UPDATE: Well, here goes the neighborhood...
Resident Evil 4 is now going multiplatform. Looks like the demand was too much for Capcom to ignore, and a "port" of RE4 looks to be out at the end of 2005. Cube fanatics are pissed as hell at ign.com, as well as I :sad:

Narg
01-11-2004, 11:12 PM
Yes I do, I can't STAND playing anything on the PC besides RTS.

You spoke, Half life is a pc game, shame on you for even contemplating playing it on anything else. Nice work on the jobs spire, thats fkn awesome :D. No more Wallmart ?.


... Halo 2... Bah!, been there, done that.

frodo1511
01-11-2004, 11:19 PM
... Halo 2... Bah!, been there, done that.

Go figure... I bet next on your list to beat is Half-Life 2, eh narg?

frodo1511
03-11-2004, 10:40 PM
http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=304562

New pics of the Limited Edition of "2". It's gonna have a Covenant-themed instruction booklet-very cool. Plus, the disc is just plain sweet. Commence drooling.

Jacoby
03-11-2004, 11:00 PM
How do those cunts already have the game?

frodo1511
03-11-2004, 11:02 PM
How do those cunts already have the game?

They work at Gamestop, which already has the game under lock, key, laser beam, and pet dragon. I would've stolen a copy if I worked there.

Jacoby
03-11-2004, 11:04 PM
Fair enough. I still think they're assholes, though.

I won't be able to play Halo 2 till the 11th. Shit.

frodo1511
03-11-2004, 11:05 PM
I won't be able to play Halo 2 till the 11th. Shit.


Why, may I ask? That's like a sin.

Anyway, I'm picking mine up at midnight, and riding with my friend in his father's RX-8. Teh sweetness:)

Jacoby
03-11-2004, 11:13 PM
Why, may I ask? That's like a sin.



I have no Xbox. So I won't be getting the game. I can't play the 9th because I have school. 10th, I have school again. Actually I can play on the 10th because we have the 11th off. So yeah, 10th, but it's still gaytime. Not to mention my friend that told us we'd have LAN every single day with halo 2 decided that he and my friends are only going to play xbox live. Which leaves me shit out of luck. Fuckers. It's so important for him to show off online, he's such a fuck. So I'm going to have to persuade my friends to have LAN nights and forget about Xbox live.

Spire
04-11-2004, 02:29 AM
I'm skipping school.

buddy stiff
04-11-2004, 03:19 AM
spire you can suck my dick

DefyingGravity
04-11-2004, 04:13 AM
What dick? :icon_err:

Spire
04-11-2004, 06:17 AM
It's unbelievable, actually. Apparently, I stomped Clinton so bad, that his head exploded and all he does now is come back and insult me. Just accept the fact that you lost, I've never seen such a huge pussy before. And if you're not Clinton, buddy stiff, then you're just another troll out of a million.

frodo1511
04-11-2004, 11:32 PM
Here's my plan:

November 8th-school until 3:30
3:45-10:30-play MP LAN Halo (dinner sometime in that time period)
11:30-me and 5 friends go to Hastings to wait in line for Halo 2 midnight madness. Two copies total are bought(regular and LE) out of us five.
12:30-6:00 play Halo 2 single player
*National "school sick skip" day"

All day- Halo 2 MP LAN with 16 friends.

Spire
05-11-2004, 12:12 AM
Forget November 9th, Halo 2's street date has been broken on the east coast and in some places along the mid-west.

Narg
05-11-2004, 01:04 PM
Although ive had it for almost 2 weeks now, im going out and purchasing it at 12am on the 9th, our stores are having a midnight opening aswell. Why am I buying it ? its work the money. Really.. Really.. worth the damn money. This is the first game I feel shit for pirating, it deserves my hard earned dollars.

frodo1511
05-11-2004, 09:10 PM
Forget November 9th, Halo 2's street date has been broken on the east coast and in some places along the mid-west.

Yeah, and can you believe my grandparents live just off the street from a Meijer that was selling the game early?! I could've had my copy now. DAMNIT.

CFC
07-11-2004, 03:55 AM
San Andreas = good game.

ryan
07-11-2004, 04:48 AM
I'm playing Texas Hold'Em Monday night with some of the guys I play Halo with regularly...at around 9 or 10, I'm going off to GameStop to pickup my copies of Halo 2 (for me and friends). Why 9 or 10, you say? I know the manager, so I can just slip him the cash and he'll slip me the copies early so I can just by-pass all the lines and shit :p
Then it's off to a friends to co-op the campaign of Halo 2 on its hardest setting with a friend who took off work that day. I don't have class on Tuesdays, so it works out perfect for me. Then around 6pm on Tuesday, we're off to another guys house to play some Halo 2 multiplayer.
Needless to say, Monday and Tuesday are going to be jam-packed with Halo 2 for me. Fun stuff.

Narg
07-11-2004, 07:55 AM
I bought a ps2 and san andreas today.. got them quite cheap aswell. 150 for the console, and 76 bux for the game (australian).

Halo 2 tomorrow night, going to the 12:01 opening sale, all pre-ordered and ready to role, cant wait for the english version.

deviljet88
07-11-2004, 08:51 AM
It's time like these I wish I had a better gaming console or a better computer.

Spire
13-11-2004, 08:58 PM
Random tidbits:

Several Capcom employees have left the main studio and joined Clover Studios over the RE4-to-PS2 scandal. Apparently the move pissed off a lot of people over there.

And the DS is already a super hit. 3 million+ preorders worldwide (http://www.cube-europe.com/news.php?nid=7189).

And this week is the best week in videogames. Half-Life 2, Metroid Prime 2, Baten Kaitos (IGN gave it an 8.8!), Prince of Persia 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, and the Nintendo DS all make their debuts this week. It feels like Christmas.

Dyce_Blue
13-11-2004, 09:46 PM
You know what is awesome on X-Box Live?

ESPN NBA 2K5

You can download roster updates and play online, too bad I have no X-Box Live :(

Nonetheless, I have been playing it for the last 3 weeks straight and my Pacers Franchise is 49-1 and we have 3 all-stars.

Thank you SEGA for not letting SEGA SPORTS go down with the Dreamcast.

IBO
13-11-2004, 10:12 PM
Espn 2k5 football is prolly my favorite game on Xbox live. It's also to best football game, much better then Madden.
________
CHEAP EXTREME Q VAPORIZER (http://vaporizer.org/reviews)

MC117
13-11-2004, 11:36 PM
Like MGS3, which is already being called the best PS1/PS2 game ever, and better than Halo 2. Truth!

:dontknowa

Narg
14-11-2004, 04:25 AM
I hope mgs3 is decent, one was awesome, substance was a bit of a hit and miss :S.

Spire
14-11-2004, 04:38 AM
:dontknowa

You're so mainstream.

frodo1511
14-11-2004, 04:49 AM
MGS 3 is now the only reason I'm looking to get a PS2(seeing as Killzone failed to be the "Halo-Killer" it was hyped to be)

Off-Topic: I'm going out on a limb and saying that the GOTY will be a tie between Half-Life 2 and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. Half-Life 2 is Jesus reborn, while POP2 is Mature done absolutley right.

Spire
14-11-2004, 06:03 AM
I'm pretty certain GotY will be Half-Life 2. I mean, jeebus, it's HALF-LIFE 2!!!

Narg
14-11-2004, 02:43 PM
ofcourse it will be, half life one got it like 3 years in a row ? or some shit like that. HL2 will be the same amount of awesomeness.

Jacoby
14-11-2004, 02:47 PM
Yuo guyz are so dumm. Its gunna be Halo too becauz the storiline is soo awesum!

CFC
15-11-2004, 09:25 PM
Half-Life 2 comes out this week and so does MGS3.

The Question is....

Which do I play this weekend?

Spire
15-11-2004, 10:39 PM
Cry me a river.

I have to choose between Half-Life 2, Metroid Prime 2, Baten Kaitos, and Metal Gear Solid 3. Plus I get a DS on Sunday. Then next week Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls comes out.

Narg
15-11-2004, 11:07 PM
Half-Life 2 comes out this week and so does MGS3.

The Question is....

Which do I play this weekend?


duh, half life 2, what kind of question is that.

frodo1511
15-11-2004, 11:56 PM
Half-Life 2 comes out this week and so does MGS3.

The Question is....

Which do I play this weekend?

If you have half a brain, you wouldn't even think of this question: Half-Life fo'sure.

Jacoby
16-11-2004, 12:02 AM
I'd rather play MGS3. I like MGS more than FPSs.

ryan
16-11-2004, 01:04 AM
HL2 is gonna kick ass. I can't wait for multiplayer...
at 1600x1200, it's gonna look fucking awesome and CS/DoD will be fun as hell.

Jacoby
18-11-2004, 01:28 AM
katamari damacy is the most fun I've had with a videogame in a very long time. It's so fun. Once you get 30 meters wide...it's so satisfying. Picking up buildings, and once you're huge and you find an untouched city...best feeling ever.

Spire
18-11-2004, 06:01 AM
It's a fantastic game with fantastic music. And it's only $20 new. I bought it when it first came out and love it to death. You know Jacoby, they're working on a sequel...

Spire
18-11-2004, 06:39 AM
This one is for you Jacoby.

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2004/news/11/17/stars_screen003.jpg

apoggy
18-11-2004, 02:26 PM
What do any football fans think of the rivalry between this year Championship Manager and Football Manager. Who will you stick with, Sport Interactive, the brains behind the original, or Eidos the bitchy publishers who stole the name, and insulted the title :D

Jacoby
18-11-2004, 06:44 PM
It's a fantastic game with fantastic music. And it's only $20 new. I bought it when it first came out and love it to death. You know Jacoby, they're working on a sequel...

Awesome. Should be nice.

This one is for you Jacoby.

OMG ZACH BRAFF AND DS IN THE SAME PICTURE!!!!!

frodo1511
20-11-2004, 04:39 AM
I think I'm gonna go and buy MGS3 just for the hell of it, even though I don't have a PS2. It's just a damn good game(got to play it yesterday).

Spire
20-11-2004, 05:07 AM
I've played a lot MGS3 today, and it's a good game, but it's not Half-Life 2. Oh, and the DS comes out TOMORROW.

frodo1511
20-11-2004, 09:47 PM
Oh, and the DS comes out TOMORROW.

Yeah, Tech TV is dedicating an entire day to the DS. It's gonna be awesome. I might not go to church just so I can pick one up.

Jacoby
20-11-2004, 10:58 PM
My DS is already paid for as of 2 hours ago. As well as my copy of Super Mario 64DS. Tomorrow at 11, I go to EB, walk in, and then walk out with the goods. I'm excited. I'm gonna touch the screen!

frodo1511
21-11-2004, 02:56 PM
Anyone know when Metroid Hunters is supposed to ship? In my ads today in the paper, all Circuit City and Best Buy say is that Mario 64, Spiderman 2, and Madden are available as of today.

Jacoby
21-11-2004, 03:48 PM
Anyone know when Metroid Hunters is supposed to ship? In my ads today in the paper, all Circuit City and Best Buy say is that Mario 64, Spiderman 2, and Madden are available as of today.

The full version of Metroid Prime: Hunters will be released in May. I don't think the demo version will be for sale. I own a DS, and it's charging as we speak.

Edit: 1 hour later...still charging.

Spire
21-11-2004, 07:44 PM
http://www.dspulse.com/images/meandmyds.jpg

I played a little Metroid, a little Super Mario 64 DS, and now it's charging because I want to take it to work. You know Jacoby, you can play it while it charges.

Jacoby
21-11-2004, 09:09 PM
I played a little Metroid, a little Super Mario 64 DS, and now it's charging because I want to take it to work. You know Jacoby, you can play it while it charges.

Yeah, I know. I thought it still drains the battery, just not as much. I was wrong. As I was playing the orange light went off. I've only been playing Mario on it. It's the most ridiculous amount of fun. The mini-games are awesome. I've only unlocked 5 extra ones, but they're great. I played a little bit of Metroid at EB this morning, but not on mine yet. I'm gonna go do that.

Jacoby
22-11-2004, 12:51 AM
After a nice long day of touching, I'm completely satisfied. The DS is a frick-lik amazing.

The System itself: Beautiful. I was surprised at how small the thing is. I'm content with my DS. The whole thing. Every aspect of it is nice. The obvious things like, dual screen, backlit LCD, a-b-x-y buttons, and everything you expected. There's also somethings you might not know about. Let me tell ya what they are, kay? Stereo sound. I was running around the bomb-omb level as yoshi and I hear from behind me a chomp bounce from my left to right. It was beautiful. SM64DS is full of nice sounds that use the stereo feature. And stereo works perfectly with headphones on. It makes it better, in my opinion. Another thing you might not have known: 2 carts in at one time. There's a slot for DS games and a slot for GBA games. And you can have them both in at the same time because when you start the DS up, it takes you to a menu and lets you pick what action you want to do. It's got a calendar, clock, alarm-clock and a birthday prompt so it can wish you a happy birthday when the time comes. It's such a compasionate machine. :) You can completely customize the menu, as well. Change the background color, write your nickname (for Picto-Chat and it also says your name at the top of the main menu) and tons of other things. The only thing that bothers me is the lack of analog stick (only because they could make shooters and it would be easier for SM64DS) and the screens could have been bigger. It's not a problem, the games are gorgeous, the graphics are intense. I love it.

The games I own: SM64DS and Hunters demo. Both are great. SM is probably going to be one of my favorite games on the DS for as long as it lives. It has more than what the 64 game had, mini-games (most of them are really fun!), and there's this thing in the beginning where you can draw and mess with your drawing. It's hard to explain but it's really fun (If you let the picture sit for four seconds, it bounces around and moves, so draw two stick figures doing doggy style. It's hilarious.) The game is awesome to say the least. And I've only played it for 4 hours. 9.2/10 for me.

Metroid Prime: Hunters [First Hunt]: This one is nice. First things first, the control system. Use the stylus. It's by far the best way. The option they give you to ignore the touch-screen is ridiculous. It's almost impossible to use/get used to. After you learn what you're doing with the touch-screen you have so much fun. It's only about a 20 minute learning curve before you master Samus. Once you do, you get to enjoy the physics, graphics, and the aesthetics of the game. It really is fun. I can't wait till the full version. There were a few things that made me say, ":/", though. First of all, there's an amo count. You can't just shoot the plasma beam until it over heats. You have to take into consideration how many plasma shots you have. This may just be for the demo...at least, I hope it is. Also, there's a few glitches. If you stand under a moving platform, you can jump right through it and land on top. I'm sure it'll be fixed before May, but it was still a little weird. Overall the game is looking great so far. And, I'll admit it, I got the shit scared out of me. A metroid got me from behind. It screeched and popped on my screen and I jumped a foot. Good stuff. For the demo: 8.7/10. (My guess for the final version: 9.6/10)

Your thoughts, Spire?

Spire
22-11-2004, 05:21 PM
I wrote out a long detailed post but it somehow dissapeared. I'll write it out again later, but for now, I'll just say that the DS is awesome and SM64DS kicks hardcore azz.

frodo1511
29-12-2004, 02:24 PM
Ok, because of increased traffic in the the King Arthur videogame thread, Jacoby and myself have decide to revive this thread.

What is everyone looking foward to in the new year? I'm really excited about Jade Empire, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory and Star Wars Republic Commando. Of course, I'm getting Half-Life 2 in a couple weeks(played the demo-breathtaking).

CFC
29-12-2004, 03:44 PM
Counter Strike Source = best game this year.

Jacoby
29-12-2004, 03:57 PM
I downloaded 4 videos on Resident Evil 4 and it look ridonkulous. In a good way, nukka. This is by far going to be the best game of the series. A friend brought up a point that this will be Capcom's first real hit on the bullseye with their idea of "survival horror". The earlier REs were more just horror than survival horror, and Onimusha was just more of survival. Wasn't too scary. But RE4, my God, the demo for it, with all the villagers closing you into houses and coming after you is insane. I can't wait.
Horray. Also, some other games I want: Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door, the new Zelda, Minish Cap for Gba, and Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles for the DS.

I'm going to go get Spire to drop knowledge on us mudda-fukkaaaz.

Spire
29-12-2004, 05:06 PM
Random things of interest at the moment:

- Soul Calibur 3 comes out in Japanese arcades in Fall of 2005, it'll be online.
- This is old, but EA bought the NFL license.
- Half-Life 2 mods are taking off. All the Halo and Halo 2 levels have been created by fans and can be played, Striders and helicopters can be driven, and all sorts of crazy cool stuff is happening. Yet another reason why Half-Life 2 pwns Halo 2 in every way.
- Half-Life 2 will probably not be coming to Xbox. It's now slated for an early Xbox 2 release.

frodo1511
30-12-2004, 12:09 AM
Yeah, the NFL deal pissed me off, now Sega can't make the astrologically better ESPN series anymore:( Oh well, I'll be playing Chaos Theory.

I also can't wait for RE4-played the demo at Hastings, screamed like a little girl, everyone laughed.

FooTM
30-12-2004, 12:30 AM
- Half-Life 2 will probably not be coming to Xbox. It's now slated for an early Xbox 2 release.

Fuck.

Looking forward to Devil May Cry 3, Tekken 5, GT4, Black, Timesplitters Future Perfect, Pariah, Doom 3 for Xbox (if its any good), KOTOR2, MGS3 among others.

I still need to friggin' complete Black Arrow, Baldurs Gate - Dark Alliance 2 and actually get round to playing Flat Out and Fable.

Narg
30-12-2004, 02:15 AM
Ive been pretty much just playing world of warcraft, its fucking brilliant. CS.. still, the original, not source, source is fucking shit.

HL2 was a 7/10 for me, didnt really hit me as much as i thought it would, the first game was much better i think. Im mainly only really looking forward to Knights of the old Republic 2, cant wait to get my hands on it.

Scott
30-12-2004, 03:34 AM
I'm playing the waiting game. Only 2 more weeks until ESPN NBA 2005 hits Australian shores

frodo1511
30-12-2004, 04:07 AM
Yeah, I've played KOTOR2, not quite as good as the original(no "mind-blowing" plot twist), but the new Force Powers make up for it. Too bad the graphics are the same, and load times suck, but it's still damn good.

Can't wait to get HL2, the demo released last week was amazing. I swear, you can spend as much time playing around with the physics of the game as you can playing with the curtains in Splinter Cell, it's that good.

Spire
30-12-2004, 04:36 AM
Currently:

- Getting 100% on Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
- Finishing Baten Kaitos (RPG of the year, btw)
- Going through MGS3 again, and playing Snake vs. Monkey.
- Playing through Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls.
- Getting all items on Katamari Damacy.

January and February should be packed for me as well. LoZ: Minish Cap hits on January 10th, and I get the RE4: Collector's Edition the day after. February holds Gran Turismo 4, Xenosaga 2, Star Fox: Assault, and Wario Ware Touched!. 2005 shall rock.

Jacoby
30-12-2004, 04:39 AM
FooTM, please don't tell me you have a PS2, XBOX, but no Gamecube. That wouldn't be good for my heart. I'm just guessing 'cus you didn't mention RE4 nor Zelda on your excited-for list.

Just asking because I'm a big fan of Nintendo. See:

(Forgot to mention that's my wallet, if you couldn't make it out. And the center thing is a local skateshop. Hehe)

frodo1511
30-12-2004, 04:52 AM
Are those Iron-ons, or stickers?