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HrdCoreJoe
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Since: 29.4.02
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#21 Posted on
"Wait, how'd you get the Super Nintendo games on your Cube?"

My badt, I meant just playing them on my SNES, not on the GameCube. I've fallen back on the wagon of collecting old SNES games as of late.



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vsp
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Since: 3.1.02
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Ah kind of like the very last mission (Protect the President, I think) on 'Driver'. Lets give you the slowest (at least heavily armored) vehicle we can, make all the gangsters and all the police come after you, and you have to drive across half of New York before time expires.

    -Jag



Vice's "The Driver" is a little different, as it's a high-speed affair. You have to outrun Hilary (a tubby, self-deprecating getaway driver) in a street race, because he won't work for anyone who can't beat him. Of course, if you can drive better than Hilary, the question surfaces as to why you need him in the first place, other than "to advance the plot." Better still, at NO POINT in the game are you a passenger in a car that Hilary is driving, but to reveal more would be spoileriffic. Right. So anyway...

Hilary's car has much better acceleration and a slightly lower top speed than yours, and the course is curvy and full of moving obstacles, so he tends to catch up quickly when he's behind unless you run a near-perfect race. If he gets too far ahead, you've lost, as he only crashes or spins out if he's within sight (I guess it doesn't generate traffic that far ahead). There's an automatic two-star police alert after the first turn, and the cops target you much more heavily than Hilary (they seem to focus on whoever's behind, but there are also set police traps that only you trigger).

About your only hope is to stay close early and try to box him in, hoping that he'll hit something and spin out so you can take a big lead. Then all you have to do is deal with the winding route, the traffic, constant police harassment, police traps, and Hilary's uncanny ability to tap your fender and send you spinning whenever he gets close enough, with one crash or loss of velocity being generally sufficient to send you back to the starting line.

After I cleared it for the first time, I nearly failed the next mission, because when I saw what happened to Hilary there I dropped the controller and laughed my ass off, yelling "YES! YES!" Karma payback is a bitch.



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Since: 22.1.02
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by Parts Unknown

      Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
      Of course, the all-time reigning king: "Kid Icarus". Goddamned motherfucking Eggplant Wizard COCKSUCKERS~!

      EDIT: And you should've heard me say that when I was seven. :)

      (edited by OlFuzzyBastard on 25.2.03 1056)



    Word.
    The worst part about those cocksuckers is they are always in a room you must enter from the top. That way, the second you come down the ladder, they are in perfect position to ALWAYS hit you with a lobbed eggplant the MOMENT you enter the room. ARGH



Agreed. Pieces of fucking shit. That game really was a pain in the ass, when I think about it.

Also, I got tired of Majora's Mask after that first 15-minute where you have to do something hard (forgot what it was.) I did it, and remember thinking, "No, I don't think I'll be playing the rest of this. Too much work."

Which was weird because I thought Ocarina of Time ruled.



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Since: 31.10.02
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36

    Originally posted by vsp

    Vice's "The Driver" is a little different, as it's a high-speed affair. You have to outrun Hilary (a tubby, self-deprecating getaway driver) in a street race, because he won't work for anyone who can't beat him...



I have to confess I never could beat that level without a little help, I took the liberty of parking my hot ring racer just down the street. Then started the race, got out of the crappy sentinel and into the HRR and sped right by Hillary...




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Smackfiend
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Since: 11.11.02

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#25 Posted on
I remember just getting out of my car and throwing a hand grenade at Hillary. I can't remember if that made me fail the mission or not, (it's been so long) but it made me feel better. :)
Evil Antler God
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#26 Posted on
If I recall I always tried to get around six stars before that race....Hillary's got a much harder time leaving you in the dust if there are tanks everywhere getting in his way, which are also pretty easily avoided by you.....



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#27 Posted on
As for VC's Hillary> I beat it barely when a police car turned right in front of Hilary on an intersection and he t-boned it. He was still on my ass the rest of the way. But yes, it took me about 15 tries through to beat it.

I always found Contra (the original) to be a pain in the ass game. I haven't played it since I was 12, but I broke a controller over it.




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astrobstrd
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Since: 13.3.02
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#28 Posted on

    Originally posted by Venom

    I always found Contra (the original) to be a pain in the ass game. I haven't played it since I was 12, but I broke a controller over it.



I've got you beat. I broke my entire NES over Ninja Gaiden. Made it to the final boss legit and died with no more continues. I stomped a mudhole in my NES for a solid two minutes.



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PhilRippa
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Since: 4.1.02
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#29 Posted on
Madden 2003 makes me really angry often with its realism.

Like when you are driving in the 4th Quarter of a playoff game against the Eagles and Kerry Collins throws a pick that is returned for a TD and you just stare at the screen wondering how far into the screen the control could get. Then you get enraged and let him walk in the offseason and just to make yourself feel better you trade Ron Dixon, Ron Dayne and Jason Sehorn.

So full of hate

Phil



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calvinh0560
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Since: 3.1.02
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by PhilRippa

    Like when you are driving in the 4th Quarter of a playoff game against the Eagles and Kerry Collins throws a pick that is returned for a TD



Its Kerry Collins. You should expect something like that happening.

(edited by calvinh0560 on 26.2.03 0929)
PhilRippa
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Since: 4.1.02
From: Fairfax, VA

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#31 Posted on
Hence the stupid realism :-)

I am quite happy with Jesse Palmer though. It also helps that Jeremy Shockey is a God in the game.

Oh and that you can rip off the computer run teams for lots and lots of draft picks.

Phil



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Jaguar
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Since: 23.1.02
From: Phoenix, AZ

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#32 Posted on
Heh, I've ended up with four first round draft picks before. That was fun. And yes, Palmer is a decent QB. There seems to be several players that do not have great overall ratings that the computer seems to love. Shockey is one. JJ Stokes is another. He does not drop passes. Also, whenever you are playing against Jerome Bettis, he will break every single tackle you throw at him. When you're playing with him? Hooray for negative yardage! Not even Marshall Faulk does that well against me, seeing as how my current team has only 967 yards rushed against me (at week 16).

-Jag

And of course, when the computer is down 21 to 3 in the 4th, they stop getting sacked in the backfield and somehow make ALL of their passes. Grrrrr.



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Since: 2.11.02
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#33 Posted on

    Originally posted by Jaguar
    DT-Swat ball on Madden 2003 minicamp is the most annoying thing ever. When the computer decides that you're doing too well, and switches between the closest and farthest receiver FOUR TIMES IN A ROW, I want to shoot the damn Cube.

    -Jag



Ohhh do I ever hear you. See also the Pocket Presence mode where you're moseying along for a gold medal and the QB feels the need to run out of the pocket after throwing a near stationary pass, thus losing ALL your friggin' points.

Halo on legendary level quickly gets to the stage of frustrating impossibility.

Longer term I seem to remember Manic Miner and a number of the Dizzy games led to a good number of parental skelpings as a result of the language I espoused when playing.



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Jaguar
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Since: 23.1.02
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#34 Posted on
Hey, I love Halo on Legendary. Of course, this is coming from the guy who when I discovered that you could move the the chair cannons via grenades/vehicles/punching. So my friend and I took turns punching the damn cannon down corridors and through rooms, blasting all the Covenant to litte itty bits. It only took us a couple extra hours that way

-Jag

The best was when my friend put a plasma grenade right next to the chair while I was in it. Blasted me up into the air, the whole thing flipped, and then I landed upright in the middle of a new room filled with Covenant who all did the, "Whaaa?" sound before dying.



No matter how obvious the trap, you can't complete the game unless you fall into it.
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Since: 2.11.02
From: Edinburgh, Scotland

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#35 Posted on
Oh no Jag you misunderstand. I love Halo to bits but by crikey is it ever difficult on legendary.

More specifically, the last level, I shoot the crap out of all the flood boys that come round the corner at me. I go to pick up the shotgun which I know one of them had (cos thats easily the best weapon to take care of those mutated laddies) and its not flamin' there. Where'd it go? Why do I have to attempt the next few stages of the level with a pissy plasma rifle? Its not damned fair and the game knows it.

I'm sure the Xbox and my telly have had some sort of computery falling out, hence the consoles repeated attempts to have me fling my controler through the screen.:)



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Jaguar
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Since: 23.1.02
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#36 Posted on
Well just a note, if a grenade went off in the vicinity of the shotgun, it probably got blown to someplace unexpected. Like through a wall, if the game decided to glitch.

-Jag



No matter how obvious the trap, you can't complete the game unless you fall into it.
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Since: 2.11.02
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#37 Posted on

    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Well just a note, if a grenade went off in the vicinity of the shotgun, it probably got blown to someplace unexpected. Like through a wall, if the game decided to glitch.

    -Jag



Nope, its happened quite a few times when nobodys been lobbing grenades. I'm resigned to the fact that the game is mocking me. Sometimes, on dark nights after I've had a couple of drinks, I swear I can hear it laughing.....



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#38 Posted on
I just about had to add FIFA 2003 to the list last night. I was in the Champions League semifinals with a 1-0 road win in hand so I figured I'd have an easy time getting to the final, at least. Instead I waas down 1-0 after regulation and had to play both extra periods then the shootout. Luckily I was playing with Bayern Munich and Kahn is GOD-like and stopped 3 penalty kicks to win the shootout.

Then in the final, I was up 2-0 on Inter Milan when one of my defenders got a red card. The ensuing penalty kick made it 2-1 in the 84th minute and then being a man down of course I give up the tying goal in extra time. Thankfully for all involved (me, my PS2, and all the sleeping people in my house) I was able to survive the 2 OTs and win again in penalty kicks.

The other thing about games like Vice City and Tiger Woods 2003 and Gran Tourismo (trying to get the gold medals for the licenses) is that not only do they make you angry but I know there have been many times where I've been like "I know this level has kicked my ass and it's 1:00 am and I have to be at work in 5 hours, but if I just play *one* more time I know I'm about to beat this level, then I'll go to bed." Lots of lost sleep there.



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#39 Posted on

    Originally posted by astrobstrd

      Originally posted by Venom

      I always found Contra (the original) to be a pain in the ass game. I haven't played it since I was 12, but I broke a controller over it.



    I've got you beat. I broke my entire NES over Ninja Gaiden. Made it to the final boss legit and died with no more continues. I stomped a mudhole in my NES for a solid two minutes.



I never did it...but wanted to, and came very close.
I was at a friend's house and we played through Blaster Master. It took us all day, but we finally got to the last boss. We were so happy, we all started jumping up and down, which shook the floor, which jarred the NES...WHICH LOCKED-UP THE GAME...
Seriously, for the rest of the day, we walked around yelling "F**K!" intermittently. It was terrible.
It was years before I turned that game back on and beat it.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#40 Posted on
I think its that whole "next time I'll get it" concept that makes these games truly evil. Especially in the games you mention. But what's worse is that once you do get it (when you've only left yourself < 4 hours of sleep already), you then get the high of victory, and think, "well, now I want to see what the next objective/mission/task is, I'm sure it won't take long." And the cycle begins anew.



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