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El Nastio
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Since: 14.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33
My mom is sending me money for Christmas this year....and as you can all probably guess, GAMES will be unavoidable as a result. Here's a list of games I'm thinking of (note that I'll have around 200 dollars Canadian)....


1) Metriod Prime
2) Metriod Fusion
3) If I get those two, maybe the GBA/Cube connector.
4) Marvel vs Capcom 1 for the PSone
5) Final Fantasy 9
6) Sonic Mega Collection
7) Animal Crossing
8) Jedi Outcast


I'm leaning towards Prime/Fusion/MvsC #1, but I'm open to overall suggestions. Except for Metriod Prime. That one will be bought for sure. Does anyone have any other ideas for games I should consider?

(For those wondering, the genre doesn't matter, I'm more of a gameplay kind of guy).




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Since: 2.1.02
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NBA Live 2003? Yes.



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Since: 17.3.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00

    Supermonkey says:
    NBA Live 2003? Yes.

Thank GOD! Someone else sees the brilliance of this game. It's amazing just how fun this basketball game is for non-basketball fans (not me of course, roundball is my religion). Seriously, Live 2003 kicks 37 kinds of ass and kicks them well. I played 2k3 for the first time today, and there is absolutely no comparison. It's so fucking slow, as one of my friends put it "It's like Live with Down Syndrome". Purchase Live 2003 and enjoy not doing anything else for a long time.



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Since: 2.1.02
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In offering up the down syndrome quote, Kid Brooklyn X reminded me of something- get this game ESPECIALLY if you have friends to play against. My home skillet and I have played five regulation games, 2 blowouts for me (the Pistons are awesome), 2 blowouts for him, and a squeeeaker that he won. I still always smoke him in one-on-one though.

It's wall-punchingly good fun.


EDIT: Just a question for Nastio regarding his monetary situation. Your average new game here in the states costs 50 dollars US. How much do they sell for in Canadian funds? I may have to do some math with the conversion rate and figure out if a trip is worth it. DASTARDLY.

(edited by Ubermonkeys on 4.12.02 0410)


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Since: 14.1.02
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Ohhhhh, just noticed that you're from Mich. Ubermonkeys. Games up here cost around 69.99 to 79.99 for Cube games (depending on which ones there are), and the most expensive GBA games are 49.99. I you live real close to the border, you could save a lot of money I think in the long run.

I've heard great things about Live 2003, especially about that "Freestyle" control that they got going on. Mind you I rented 2002, which scared me for life when it comes to b-ball games. I'll take this one into consideration though.




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Since: 28.4.02
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I'd buy Metroid Fusion before I even bought Metroid Prime - it's that good. It's, and I know this is hard to believe, just like Super Metroid - only BETTER. I've barely put it down in the last two weeks. (The GBA/GCN link cable will unlock the original Metroid if you have both games and beat Metroid Fusion. I haven't played the first Metroid game in years...)

You could probably get a relatively cheap copy of Final Fantasy IX - and that's a fantastic game, especially if you played the old SNES Final Fantasy games.




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Since: 23.1.02
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#7 Posted on
I refuse to buy a GBA until they either A) Fix the lighting, or B) give it to me at a discount so I can pay to have someone else fix the lighting.

And believe me, I really really want to buy a GBA. I'm currently borrowing an old Gameboy from a friend to kill time at work, and Metroid Fusion would be awesome for me.

If I could see it.

-Jag



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Buy my Animal Crossing :)




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Since: 3.1.02
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Look into a gadget called a Floodlight, or something similar. It's a snap-on fluorescent light that does suck up batteries, but lights up the GBA screen better than any other add-on I've seen.

Or if you're a tinkerer (or feel like paying someone to do it), the Afterburner GBA kit is unsurpassed.



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Since: 31.8.02
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Steer clear of Final Fantasy IX, unless you're one of those old school RPG people. You can probably get Final Fantasy VII and VIII, two vastly superior games, for the same price of IX. Of course, that's all just my opinion.

(edited by Bongo P. Michinoku on 4.12.02 1604)

What the hell, I'll give this a go.
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Since: 23.1.02
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#11 Posted on
Wait, I thought everbody hated VIII?

Or something.

One of these days, I'll kidnap the PSOne again, and finally get around to doing FFVII and VIII

-Jag



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Vanquishing your enemies, making amends to those you have wronged, and leaving words of love and kindness for those around you become second nature as your own mortality looms

However, true strength lies not in these last desperate acts, but in the actions of one who has to get out of bed the next day and face the consequences of doing that which you believe is right.
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Since: 31.8.02
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FFVIII was a bloody brilliant game, in my opinion. Unfortunately, I'm in the minority on this board.



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Since: 13.3.02
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FF VIII is generally reviled for a couple of reasons.

1). The biggest prick of a main character ever. If you ever wanted to escape from your mundane world to jump into the shoes of an asshole, you'll love Squall. Hell, I almost wanted him to die in every fight.

2). Worst magic system ever. So you want to be able to cast a remedy spell? Be prepared to sit in one fight "drawing" for forty-five minutes. Oh, and if you want to use those spells, your summons will get very noticably weaker, making you weaker.

3). Worst idea for limit breaks ever. So you want to be able to bust out your attacks that look the coolest and do the most damage? No problem, just hover around 5 hp and hope no one kills you.

IX rocks the Casbah old school style. The only down side I can see to it, is that it feels like a more traditional "D&D-ish" world than the modern ones in VII, VIII, and X or the steam-punkish VI.



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Since: 31.8.02
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#14 Posted on

    Originally posted by astrobstrd
    FF VIII is generally reviled for a couple of reasons.

    1). The biggest prick of a main character ever. If you ever wanted to escape from your mundane world to jump into the shoes of an asshole, you'll love Squall. Hell, I almost wanted him to die in every fight.

    2). Worst magic system ever. So you want to be able to cast a remedy spell? Be prepared to sit in one fight "drawing" for forty-five minutes. Oh, and if you want to use those spells, your summons will get very noticably weaker, making you weaker.

    3). Worst idea for limit breaks ever. So you want to be able to bust out your attacks that look the coolest and do the most damage? No problem, just hover around 5 hp and hope no one kills you.



1) Squall got on my nerves as well, but Cloud was also an asshole most of the time. I would usually counter Squall with characters of the polar opposite personality, like Selphie or Zell.

2) Actually, it shouldn't take anywhere near that long. Get into a battle, draw for a minute until you reveal what spells the enemies are carrying, kill 'em off if they don't have what you want. If you do this on the map where there are lots of different enemy types, and do it at the same time as levelling runs, it shouldn't be a thang. Or do what I do and give one character an Item command, then rely on items for stuff like that. Also, using such spells shouldn't weaken your character; just make sure you don't have a GF on someone who isn't very compatible, and spend time with one or two GFs on a compatible character to build up your synchro, which in turn improves your summons. Also, GF abilities like Boost and Summon+ should cancel out negative effects from spells.

3) 5HP is an exaggeration. I'm pretty sure it's based on a percentage, the same sort of thing that tells your character to act injured once your HP goes below 25% or so. Limits are pretty minor in this game anyway, it's very easy to get by without them.



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Since: 23.6.02
From: Charleston SC

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#15 Posted on
I to must stick up for FFVIII bc the card game rules over all other mini games especially that God damn chocobo hot and cold game. I have lost count of the number of times I've screamed "where is it, Where is it, WHY CANN'T YOU FIND IT YOU DUMB OVERGROWN CHICKEN?"



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