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Lise
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Since: 11.12.01

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.54
There hasn't been a thread worth reading in this forum in weeks for non-sports/wrestling gamers. *growls* And before that, it was Doom 3!

What are some games worth taking a look at right now? How about games you are looking forward to (that aren't Half Life or Halo).

I am currently playing Golden Sun 2: The Lost Age. Technically I need to finish it before school starts on Monday. I think I'll probably pick up the GBA version of Final Fantasy Tactics next, because I loved the PS verson so much. We've got Crystal Chronicles cued up to play together when we both have time.

Oh oh oh... and Tradewinds just got ported to portable.
http://www.astraware.com/all/featured/tradewinds/ (/plug)

I'm interested to see what people think of Fable after it comes out. It sounds like it could be a lot of fun, or it could be really lame.

(edited by Lise on 26.8.04 2254)


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.20
Golden Sun: the lost age is the second best RPG I've ever played (only trails Dragon Quest 6). I'm actually playing FF Tactics Advance right now and it's a pretty decent, yet a bit repetitive game.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.32
I don't call Poker a 'sport,' so I've already posted in another thread about Jakks making a WPT plug'n'play game.

That, and there should be a Texas Hold 'Em for various consoles coming out soon.

There's always Midway Arcade Treasures 2, which if IIRC, is out in October.
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Since: 30.1.03
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.28
Very rarely do I have more than one game reserved at a time. At the moment, I have Fable, Def Jam: Fight for NY, Halo 2, and am debating on getting the new Pokemon (I bought the Japanese version of Leaf Green earlier this year). My wallet hates the month of September...
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Since: 3.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.98
The Sims 2: 9/17/04.

I had been playing Star Wars Galaxies up until about a month ago. Then I got bored. Reading the forums, that place sounds like its falling apart.



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Since: 17.1.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
1. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. The commercials for the new game from Nintendo basically made me go back and replay the first game. MP 1 might just be my favorite game of all time, so I am dying for this new game.

2. Nintendo DS: This to me looks like way more fun than Sony's PSP, so I'm saving any money that I was going to use for a Game Boy and I am waiting for this system. If third-party developers and publishers can use the touch screen/dual screen technology in cool ways than this could be the best portable system ever.

3. Hot Shots Golf Fore!: I know that this is a sports game of sorts, but I just rented it and I have been addicted to it for the last three days. It's just a fun golf game with great characters and hilarious voice work.

4. GTA: San Andreas: Sorry, had to slip this in there. I saw a trailer for it, and I am sufficiently geeked.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.78
I'm definately looking at Fable.

I try to buy on rotation between PC, XBox, PS2, and GC, so PC is up next, and I'm really digging the screens and description of "Evil Genius". You're basically a Bond villian, stupid henchmen and all.

I think Burnout 3 looks awesome, but I'll probably rent it first, if only to make sure that I'm not going to get bored after like 10 minutes or so.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Lise
    How about games you are looking forward to (that aren't Half Life or Halo).


August 30: ESPN NHL 2K5 (sports, obviously, so skip that).
August 31: Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires.
August 31: Phantom Brave.
August 31: Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time.
August 31: Street Fighter Anniversary Collection.

September 7: My wife buys her own PS2 so that she can pry me away from all of the above and play Silent Hill 4: The Room.

September 14: Gradius V. Treasure + Gradius == WIN.

September 21: The utterly unexpected and highly welcome US release of Katamari Damacy.

September 28: Shin Megumi Tensei: Nocturne.

It's a good time to own a PS2.





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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.32
VSP: Come on -- you're not getting tired of the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of Dynasty Warriors?
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Since: 3.1.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    VSP: Come on -- you're not getting tired of the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of Dynasty Warriors?


I could never get tired of slashing through thousands of hapless grunts with sharp, pointy metallic instruments.

That said, the only DW game I currently own is DW3. Empires is sort of a hybrid between DW and ROTK; the classic hack-slash gameplay is there, but there's also a larger worldview where you try to conquer regions strategically, build up officers, dabble in politics, developing technologies, etc. For $29.95, I'll try it out.




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Since: 10.12.01
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Did/Does Golden Sun 2 feel as abbrevated as 1?

Did you import the stats from GS1? Did it really matter?



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Since: 4.1.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.46
Playing Spidey 2 on PS2 still..
A bit of Transformers as well.

Just got the demo to Rome: Total War..and even though there is only 1 battle to play I might find myself playing that one a few times until the full version is released.




*sigh* Why bother?
Lise
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.54
Cubsfan: Actually Golden Sun 2 fleshes out the story a bit. You play the majority of the game as the other party, you know Felix, Jenna, and Sheba, with that geezer Kraden tagging along. Kraden doesn't fight he just pipes up and talks all the time. Eventually you get a water adept to help them out. There's also four "rocks" which are element themed dungeons you need to make it through to gain different powers and new types of summons. There are also other summons scattered around the game to find.
I guess the fleshing out of the story could be summed up as "oh shit, no... really we HAVE to light the lighthouses, Isaac and friends are just confused." I did transfer data from 1, (if you are going to do it, it is WORTH the money to buy a transfer cable and borrow someone else's GBA for a minute to do it that way. There's six pages of code to type in otherwise and it is really easy to make an error.) but it doesn't matter for 2/3rds of the game since you're leveling up a new party and getting new djinn. It is kind of nice for when you add your party from 1 back, especially if you bothered to collect all the djinn in it. Apparently if you get all the djinn in 1, transfer them over, and then find all the djinn in 2, there's some side quest thingy you can do, but it is not required to finish the game.

2 has a lot of the same completely non-intuitive puzzles that 1 did, but after my experiences with 1 I don't kill myself trying to figure them out. I go and look them the hell up and don't beat myself up. This might also have to do with the fact that I am not an eleven year old boy. My baby brother finished 1 in about five days (he would have finished it sooner but he was being forced to build character) without going to a walkthrough once. He thought I was pretty stupid for not mind-reading everything throughout the game.

*does best Homer impersonation of throttling the boy*



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.06
I play Final Fantasy XI. A lot. Embarrassingly so.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
The two best games I've played this year are Onimusha 3 and Spider-man 2.

Onimusha 3 is infinitely excellent, and is the best game in the series. Onimusha 3 to me is like a perfect mix of the best elements of the Resident Evil games and Devil May Cry. Great controls and fun to play, but you have to use your head in certain places as well. A better story than most Hollywood movies, and fantastic action and in game cinemas.






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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.66
Hmmm...

Games I want in no particular order
Half-Life 2
Halo 2
F.E.A.R.
Goldeneye-Rogue Agent
Paper Mario 2
World of Warcraft
Brothers in Arms
Dead or Alive Ultimate
Tribes Vengence
Star Wars-Republic Commando

Lots of good stuff coming up...



I'd like to share a...revelation I had, during my time here. It came to me when I tried to...classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but...you humans do not. You move to an area...and you multiply...until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to... spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is?

A virus. Humans beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet...and we...are the cure.

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.20
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I loved Metal Gear Solid for the PS1, so I picked up Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes five days ago and already beat it once, and am about half way done with my second game. It's just so sweet comparing the old game to the new Gamecube one with sharper graphics. I forgot how fun it was to put Claymores by the urinals...

The games I'm looking forward to are Fable (even though I don't even own an Xbox), Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater, GTA: San Andreas, Final Fantasy XII, and The Sims 2.

(edited by DarkRenegade on 27.8.04 1958)


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Since: 24.2.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.19
Keep in mind for these I have an XBox.

MK: Deception. Finally, an online MK. Well, outside of playing old versions on MAME online or whatever.

KOTOR II. I'm not a Star Wars fan but the first one was awesome.

Fable looks...decent. But after reading a few reviews and seeing all the stuff they were touting a year or four ago about this game, and seeing how little of it actually made it in....well...I'll probably pick it up, but I'll wait for a price drop. I'm not real big on RPGs normally, KOTOR II should hold me over until that happens.

NBA 2k5. Can't wait. Also looking forward to NHL 2k5, but the NBA one is on the top of my list. NFL 2k5 has sucked me in like very few sports games ever have, I'm expecting the same again.

Street Fighter Anniversary Collection. Mostly because it's priced fairly low.

Rocky Legends. Yeah, yeah. I'm anxious to get it because you can play online with it and I'm a sucker for Rocky films so the prospect of going through some of the character histories in the revamped career mode is interesting to me. Even if the voice acting sounds like crap.

Halo 2 and Half-Life 2 obviously, but I guess we're trying to stay away from those in this thread so I'll leave it at that.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.37
Tales of Symphonia is suprisingly great, especially for the RPG-starved Gamecube.

At some point I need to finish off .hack part 4/Xenosaga/Drakengard, but I keep finding games that interest me more.

And if you liked FFT, you reallyreallyreallyreally need to be playing Disgaea. Sooo much TRPG goodness.



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