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Title: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on October 28, 2007, 10:58:10 AM
Along the lines of the "what are you listening to thread",  what video games are you currently playing?  For myself, I've been on a Guitar Hero kick lately.  I've been bouncing between GH2 and Rock In The 80s;

(http://www.cebuys.com/images/guitar-hero-bundle.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on October 28, 2007, 11:01:14 AM
I've been playing Gears Of War, Halo 3 and Far Cry Instincts on my 360.

Otherwise on my PC I've been playing a good bit of the Orange Box.  Currently working my way through Half Life 2: Episode 2 more than anything in the box.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BlackAngel75 on October 29, 2007, 12:11:13 AM
Right now, I'm playing Stranglehold, Conan, and Forza 2.  All on my 360. I would like to especially play Forza online, but this aol is a piece of sh!t :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on October 29, 2007, 12:21:18 AM
Re-playing Halo 3, on Heroic setting, which is fairly challenging.

Re-playing Baldur's Gate 2, for the I don't know which time.

Considering re-playing Homeworld 2 if it runs okay on Leopard.




Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: D-Man on October 29, 2007, 05:33:04 AM
I'm more of a retro gamer at the moment, so right now I've been playing all kinds of stuff on MAME.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on October 29, 2007, 06:21:56 AM

I don't get the time often enough to play much anymore, but lately I've had a bit more free time so I've been trying to finish Command and Conquer 3 [I manage to sneak an hour or so here and there, so it's wrong that's it's dragged on for so long without a badly acted finishing video.]

I've also been messing around with Red Steel on the wii, mainly because I got a new surround system, and wanted something beefy to get me all excited, and gunshots ringing throughout the house do sound nicer from a good system.

Not the best game ever, but it is a bit different playing a first person shooter with the wii controls, and a bit tiring too.

Am looking forward to HL Episode 2.  It's not out here yet, but I quite enjoyed Ep1.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 29, 2007, 07:57:37 AM
I just finished Project Snowblind on the PS2.  I think it was my favorite first person shooter I've ever played.  No replay value though - I put it in a second time and got bored immediately.  So I just picked up Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter and Onimusha Warlords yesterday, $4 a piece used.  I don't care much for Mace at the moment, but I've only been playing it a couple of hours.  I just made it past the intro of the game and am now starting the game proper, so hopefully it will get better.  I couldn't believe Onimusha doesn't even use the analog sticks, you move your character with the D-pad.  And it's got those fixed camera angles so you can walk away from the camera and have no idea where you're going, and get killed by a guy who's right in front of you but you couldn't see him because he's out of camera frame.  Good grief, that is just so ten years ago.  I had to check the box and make sure I didn't pick up a PS1 game by mistake.  I read the reviews again and they all assure me that the game gets really really good, so I'll try it again later.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on October 29, 2007, 08:00:15 AM
I recently got a Wii system and have been playing mostly the sports games that come with it. I just rented Pirates of the Caribbean. It's got some interesting features, but it gets pretty monotonous: walk along until three bad guys jump you. Fight them off, with new bad guys replacing the ones you've killed, until some period of time passes. Move on. Repeat ad nauseum. It's fun for a while, but I'm glad I rented instead of buying.

Other than the Wii, I don't play many games. I like them (mostly the quest style games), but I'm also trying to get two businesses started and working two other part-time jobs on top of that. So I'm kinda busy most of the time.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 29, 2007, 11:08:52 AM
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb225/bigjojo_0107_2007/mua_map_promos4.jpg)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance- RPG game, and you put together a team of 4 superheroes, out of like, 25.  So you can put together some odd combinations, like, Captain America, Luke Cage, Deadpool, and Invisible Woman if you wanted.  Decent game with over 140 characters making appearances.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Khaz on October 29, 2007, 02:24:52 PM
Hmm curently playing-

On the WII- Thrillville, great game, tons of mini games built into the main game

On the Xbox- Fable Platinum edition

On the PS3 (which I stole from dad and have every intention of returning)
-Heavenly sword, My wife is obsessed with the hot readheaded chick

Finally on the PC - Fallout tactics, man I love this game. I really hope they come out wiht a fallout3


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on October 29, 2007, 02:28:50 PM
Hmm curently playing-

On the WII- Thrillville, great game, tons of mini games built into the main game

On the Xbox- Fable Platinum edition

On the PS3 (which I stole from dad and have every intention of returning)
-Heavenly sword, My wife is obsessed with the hot readheaded chick

Finally on the PC - Fallout tactics, man I love this game. I really hope they come out wiht a fallout3

Fallout 3 is in the works chief.  I'm so psyched about it.  Bethesda, who made the Elder Scrolls games, will be creating it.  I can't wait as Fallout 1 and 2 were some of the best games I ever played.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: evildeadchick187 on October 29, 2007, 02:51:54 PM
  I AM PLAYING 2 GAMES AT THE MOMENT. BOTH FOR X-BOX 360


             GUN...I WAS NEVER ONE FOR COWBOYS AND INDIANS BUT THIS GAME IS COOL.

              CONDEMNED....GOOD CREEPY GAME.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jason on October 29, 2007, 03:16:45 PM
I'm currently looking to finish Dead Rising for the 360. It's such an awesome concept for a game, and stupid amounts of fun at first, but the non-stop chain of missions that leave no time for exploration and mindless zombie slaughter and the just amazingly bad save system really killed this game dead for me. I got about 75% of the way through and then lost interest, which is a cardinal sin for any game to lose the player that far into the game. Anyway, I've picked it up again and am going to push for the finish.

Also been playing Fight Night Round 3 for the PS2. Best boxing game ever, if a bit too easy to throw haymakers in the heat of a flurry. When's the next one coming out, dammit?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Khaz on October 29, 2007, 03:22:57 PM

Fallout 3 is in the works chief.  I'm so psyched about it.  Bethesda, who made the Elder Scrolls games, will be creating it.  I can't wait as Fallout 1 and 2 were some of the best games I ever played.

I hope so! Every time I hear that it is coming, it seems to get pushed back another year or ten. Fallout 1&2 (and let us not forget the original, Wasteland) are still the most played games on my PC to date.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on October 29, 2007, 03:30:54 PM
I'm currently looking to finish Dead Rising for the 360. It's such an awesome concept for a game, and stupid amounts of fun at first, but the non-stop chain of missions that leave no time for exploration and mindless zombie slaughter and the just amazingly bad save system really killed this game dead for me. I got about 75% of the way through and then lost interest, which is a cardinal sin for any game to lose the player that far into the game. Anyway, I've picked it up again and am going to push for the finish.

Also been playing Fight Night Round 3 for the PS2. Best boxing game ever, if a bit too easy to throw haymakers in the heat of a flurry. When's the next one coming out, dammit?

I bought Dead Rising along with my 360 as it was one of the games to make me REALLY want the console.  It got old after about two days of playing it.  You can imagine how disappointed I was.  I don't think I've played it other than the first few days of having the console.  Might give it another try.

I was disappointed by the graphics of the game in the beginning.  I kept thinking, this is next-gen?  Then, once you have hundreds of zombies on screen at a time with no slow down, you start to realize that next-gen is more than just good graphics.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: cqmorrell on October 29, 2007, 05:06:03 PM
PS2: The King of Fighters 2006; Taito Legends 2; Sonic Mega Collection Plus; Soul Calibur 3; WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007; Mortal Kombat Armageddon

Emulators: Ultimate Mortal Kombat Trilogy (a hacked version of UMK3 with every character ever feature on Genesis)

Am somewhat patiently waiting for Smackdown vs Raw 2008 featuring ECW (I've been an ECW fan since about 1997 or so).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on October 29, 2007, 08:35:40 PM
I've been playing a stupid amount of Guitar Hero II and Geometry Wars on the Xbox 360.

I also just finished The Darkness, which nobody ever seems to talk about but I thoroughly enjoyed.  I also have Bioshock and Oblivion to get through, but like I said, I play stupid amounts of GH and GW.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 29, 2007, 08:38:58 PM
PS2: The King of Fighters 2006; Taito Legends 2; Sonic Mega Collection Plus; Soul Calibur 3; WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007; Mortal Kombat Armageddon

Emulators: Ultimate Mortal Kombat Trilogy (a hacked version of UMK3 with every character ever feature on Genesis)

Am somewhat patiently waiting for Smackdown vs Raw 2008 featuring ECW (I've been an ECW fan since about 1997 or so).
I still play ECW Anarchy Rulz from the PS1.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on October 29, 2007, 09:10:56 PM
I've been playing a stupid amount of Guitar Hero II and Geometry Wars on the Xbox 360.

I also just finished The Darkness, which nobody ever seems to talk about but I thoroughly enjoyed.  I also have Bioshock and Oblivion to get through, but like I said, I play stupid amounts of GH and GW.

Darkness is pretty good Mofo.  I rented it from Gamefly and it was a surprise.  It could have been a standard FPS but the demon elements and such added another level to it.  The only problem I had was that the main character didn't seem very much like a mobster to me, more like a metal-head.  Oh well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jason on October 29, 2007, 10:19:21 PM
I'll tell you what I am looking forward to, and that's Assassin's Creed on the 360. It looks like a freaking awesome game. The game the Thief series for PC could have been if supported well enough.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Khaz on October 30, 2007, 08:16:40 AM
I'll tell you what I am looking forward to, and that's Assassin's Creed on the 360. It looks like a freaking awesome game. The game the Thief series for PC could have been if supported well enough.
That it does! I remember Thief on the PC, it was a pretty good game, and when i saw Assasins Creed it brought Thief to mind for me too. I had a blast playing that one, slinking around in the shadows, shoothing noisemakers, then running up and braining the guards who were looking the other way. Kind of nice to play a FPS where it wasnt all running around fragging anything that moves :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on October 30, 2007, 05:44:47 PM
I've currently been kicking it old school with Gunstar Heroes (GENESIS), Super Metroid (SNES) and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on October 30, 2007, 06:30:26 PM
Still trodding through OblIVion here. Just finished the main storyline up and decided to stop wearing my homemade invisibility suit to finish the missions I haven't done up to this point. Went to the arena and cleaned house to become the new champion and am setting my sights on finally doing the Fighter Guild missions. I might go through the Daedric Altar missions too, then put the game away for a while. Super Mario Galaxy is coming out in two weeks, as is Godzilla: Unleashed, so I want to make sure I'm free. After that, I might jump back to OblIVion and download the two expansion packs and work through those while I wait for Super Smash Bros. Brawl to come out in February. Considering renting Manhunt 2, but considering how underwhelmed I was with the first and how the graphic death scenes are all blurred beyond recognition this time, I'm not so sure I even want to bother renting it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 30, 2007, 06:53:43 PM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a121/ToFu_1988/ViDeo%20GaMe%20STufF/01f26b51.jpg)
N64.  Best wrestling game ever.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on October 30, 2007, 07:26:12 PM
I wish I could get wrestling games based on the old territories the way it was...the AWA, NWA, WWWF, Toronto, Texas and Tennessee.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on October 30, 2007, 07:51:21 PM
I wish I could get wrestling games based on the old territories the way it was...the AWA, NWA, WWWF, Toronto, Texas and Tennessee.

Ah, but if you're willing to put the time in, you can always recreate your favorite old school wrasslers in the new games' create-a-wrestler modes! I usually just make the craziest, most outlandish beings possible, but these modes are usually detailed enough that you can customize everything.

And yes Happy, No Mercy is indeed the best wrestling game ever... I just wish I could figure out why my N64 doesn't want to let me play it on my current television...  :question:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on October 30, 2007, 09:47:29 PM
Still trodding through OblIVion here. Just finished the main storyline up and decided to stop wearing my homemade invisibility suit to finish the missions I haven't done up to this point. Went to the arena and cleaned house to become the new champion and am setting my sights on finally doing the Fighter Guild missions. I might go through the Daedric Altar missions too, then put the game away for a while. Super Mario Galaxy is coming out in two weeks, as is Godzilla: Unleashed, so I want to make sure I'm free. After that, I might jump back to OblIVion and download the two expansion packs and work through those while I wait for Super Smash Bros. Brawl to come out in February. Considering renting Manhunt 2, but considering how underwhelmed I was with the first and how the graphic death scenes are all blurred beyond recognition this time, I'm not so sure I even want to bother renting it.

Fighter's guild is fun, I just finished the Mage's Guild for the first time  ... . . did you do the Dark Brotherhood yet?  I think you would LOVE that one!

I've played Shivering Isles and liked it a lot; haven't gotten the Knights of the Nine yet though.  It's definitely a fun game.  Did you play Morrowind?  Graphics not as good as Oblivion, but the storylines were better, on both the Mainquest and the two expansions.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on October 31, 2007, 04:05:01 AM
I did indeed go through the Dark Brotherhood missions Indy and it's fun to be able to bring along a sidekick with me now! The problem is that she always gets in the way when I'm fighting something, so I accidentally strike her and she runs away. Bah! Finishing the Mages Guild quests is great because eventually you acquire a staff that resurrects dead characters who will follow you around and fight for you... for 30 seconds.

I did play Morrowind and I agree with you that the story was better. I also preferred the spells and item enchanting in Morrowind. It was much more detailed and you could use crazy levitation and leaping spells that allowed you to jump for miles or just walk across the sky. It also didn't make you buy houses, you could just kill someone and start living in their house. I put over 100 hours into Morrowind, but when I handed my XBox over to a friend to have a mod chip and hard drive put in, the dumbass erased my save game... though now that OblIVion has me interested in Elder Scrolls games again, I may have to head back to Morrowind and kill another few hundred hours... heh heh.   :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on October 31, 2007, 05:22:14 AM
Lately, I've been slugging my way through BioShock on my Xbox 360.
I'm about 75% of the way through it after countless hours of totally addictive gameplay.   :thumbup:

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(I still play some Call of Duty 3, but not as much as I used to)

Aside from Bioshock, I've been completely hooked on The Orange Box.
(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/1791/orangebc3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Five full games on one disc for $60.
You can't beat that deal.

Check out the cool video review of all the games in it below...

http://www.gamespot.com/video/934384/6180869/the-orange-box-video-review-1

What really makes The Orange Box so badass is Team Fortress 2!
This is a killer game that offers a whole new look but still retains the overall "feel" of the original game Team Fortress Classic.

------------------------

Recently, I beat Gears of War and got down on several games of Uno on Xbox Live Arcade the other night for the first time in a couple of months.

I pre-ordered my copy of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare a few weeks ago.  It's scheduled to be released November 5th. 
I can't wait!   :teddyr:

And after watching this video review (http://www.gamespot.com/video/0/6181922/videoplayerpop?) of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, I'm seriously considering dropping the $100 to get it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on October 31, 2007, 06:52:10 AM
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And after watching this video review of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, I'm seriously considering dropping the $100 to get it.

Ash don't bother waiting any longer, go pick it up and get addicted like me.    :thumbup:  I haven't played 3 yet but its on my Xmas list. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 31, 2007, 08:50:18 AM
I wish I could get wrestling games based on the old territories the way it was...the AWA, NWA, WWWF, Toronto, Texas and Tennessee.
The closest thing to that is the Legends of Wrestling game.  I have Showdown: Legends of Wrestling and it has around 65/70 wrestlers ranging from the late '60s to the mid '90s, including Bruno Sammartino, George The Animal Steele, Terry and Dory Funk, Harley Race, and late '80s wrestlers like Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan etc.  Even The Steiner Brothers, Bret Hart, and DDP are in it. 

It's not the best game, but it has a vast roster and is the closest thing going to the old territory days.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on October 31, 2007, 11:25:53 AM
A few weeks ago I plugged in the old NES and played on of my all time favs;
(http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Casino_Kid_NES_ScreenShot1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: RapscallionJones on October 31, 2007, 11:49:36 AM
I downloaded some of the last few track packs for Guitar Hero 2 and I'm a little sorry I spent the money.  With the exception of the Latin track, the false-metal pack (ahem, Indie pack) with Atreyu and Protest The Hero is spastic and ridiculous.  If they were going to jerk my sense of time signature around, they could at least license a Meshuggah song and spare me the screamy/clean vocal switch-up of these metalcore guys.

I have my sites set on Guitar Hero 3 but I'm about to send my 360 in for a replacement since I get the red rings when I play now.

I'm also getting a little more use out of Halo 3 live but craving The Orange Box.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on October 31, 2007, 09:57:58 PM
A few weeks ago I plugged in the old NES and played on of my all time favs;
([url]http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Casino_Kid_NES_ScreenShot1.jpg[/url])


Back around 1990 a friend of mine had that one and we would play it quite a bit. Strangely addictive.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 01, 2007, 07:21:06 PM
A few weeks ago I plugged in the old NES and played on of my all time favs;
([url]http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Casino_Kid_NES_ScreenShot1.jpg[/url])


Back around 1990 a friend of mine had that one and we would play it quite a bit. Strangely addictive.

Indeed it is, I've beaten it a few times however I have to say it was a really challenging game at times.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on November 02, 2007, 12:25:23 AM
I downloaded some of the last few track packs for Guitar Hero 2 and I'm a little sorry I spent the money.  With the exception of the Latin track, the false-metal pack (ahem, Indie pack) with Atreyu and Protest The Hero is spastic and ridiculous.  If they were going to jerk my sense of time signature around, they could at least license a Meshuggah song and spare me the screamy/clean vocal switch-up of these metalcore guys.

I have my sites set on Guitar Hero 3 but I'm about to send my 360 in for a replacement since I get the red rings when I play now.

I'm also getting a little more use out of Halo 3 live but craving The Orange Box.

The only song pack I bought was the one with Motorhead's "Ace of Spades", because I love that song.  The rest don't seem worth it, especially for five dollars equivalent in points.

I really want that wireless guitar that comes with Guitar Hero 3, but am not ready to plonk down the change.  It's $100, and with Rock Band selling for $160, that might be the better investment.  Those drums sound like fun.

Also, I really need to pick up The Orange Box.  I've been wanting to play those episodes for months.  Add on Team Fortress and you've got a winner.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 02, 2007, 07:37:37 AM
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I really want that wireless guitar that comes with Guitar Hero 3, but am not ready to plonk down the change.  It's $100, and with Rock Band selling for $160, that might be the better investment.  Those drums sound like fun.

My father in law recentely picked up the wireless.  Its cool stuff.  I played 3 last night and it had a good selection of songs.  The routines are getting more challenging, even on the easy levels.  Still a lot of fun though. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: RapscallionJones on November 02, 2007, 12:05:30 PM
I was going to pass on Guitar Hero 3 originally because half the track list is in Rock Band but I really wanted to stare down the challenge of the Dragonforce track on Expert as well as having One instead of Enter Sandman.

As for Rock Band, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for that one.  The DLC they've promised is a little lofty and after Harmonix fell short of delivering on the "more DLC than any other game with content available the first week of release" I'm not holding my breath for a stedy stream of downloadable tracks or, ahem, the entire albums they're promising.  Though I will say that if they follow through and make Who's Next available as a whole, I will be a very, very happy man.

The prospect of throwing together an online band, off the cuff, is very appealing to me, too.  I also think there's a make your own musician option in the game, but I may be mistaken.

The price point was also surprising.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on November 02, 2007, 01:46:16 PM
I actually have that one already HappyGilmore. And I own the last 4 or 5 Smackdown vs. Raw games too. It's true you can create a lot of detailed characters based on the old school. The gameplay in Showdown leaves a lot to be desired and the game also mistakenly sometimes has old school grapplers do new school era moves and use new shool era weapons. A real old school game would have specialty matches like The Russian Chain Match, Indian Strap Match, Texas Bullrope Match, WarGames Match, etc.. No Tables Ladders or Chairs without a DQ.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 02, 2007, 07:29:20 PM
I actually have that one already HappyGilmore. And I own the last 4 or 5 Smackdown vs. Raw games too. It's true you can create a lot of detailed characters based on the old school. The gameplay in Showdown leaves a lot to be desired and the game also mistakenly sometimes has old school grapplers do new school era moves and use new shool era weapons. A real old school game would have specialty matches like The Russian Chain Match, Indian Strap Match, Texas Bullrope Match, WarGames Match, etc.. No Tables Ladders or Chairs without a DQ.
Very true.  I'd like to see that type of game.  Only reason I like Showdown is the amount of wrestlers.  But, of the SmackDown games, my personal favorite is Here Comes The Pain.  Great roster, plus I've created a decent amount of wrestlers in it as well.  I like the moves in it too, like the Japanese and Mexican moves.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 05, 2007, 05:48:32 PM
(http://www.techfresh.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/final-fantasy-xii.jpg)
(for the 2nd time.  Best FF game since part 6.)

(http://www.ps2now.com/cheats/r/rogue_galaxy/rogue_galaxy.jpg)
(fun, tradtional type RPG from the makers of Dragon Quest VIII and the Dark Cloud games.  Lots of fun and lots to do with this one. Beautiful cel shaded graphics and awesome monster designs. Bosses can be tough though.)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/Odinssphere.png/250px-Odinssphere.png)
(kind of like a side scrolling Zelda with more RPG elements.  Beautiful graphics, interesting gameplay but the game can be VERY frustrating at times due to the amount of enemies they throw at you at times.  Slowdown can also be kind of problematic though it's not quite as bad on the slim PS2's as it is on the old larger models  Fun though).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 05, 2007, 08:17:53 PM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a121/ToFu_1988/ViDeo%20GaMe%20STufF/e3e77d70.jpg)
WCW Mayhem- Nintendo64 Version, not Playstation.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 05, 2007, 09:51:53 PM
I've also been digging through a Medal of Honor 3 pack for the PS2 that I picked up for 25 bucks this past weekend.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on November 07, 2007, 04:43:18 AM
Currently, I have so many game projects it's insane...

Breath of Fire 2 (Virtual Console)
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle (Gamecube)
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Gamecube)
Super Metroid (Virtual Console)
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (PlayStation 2)
Sly 2: Band of Thieves (PlayStation 2)
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (Xbox)
Mega Man Anniversary Collection (Xbox)
Septerra Core (PC)
Escape From Bug Island (Wii)
Popolocrois (PSP)- Haven't started yet, but I'm about to fix that soon


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 07, 2007, 09:09:53 AM
I quit playing Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter, that game absolutely sucked.  Frustration and boredom, what a combination.  So that one gets the prize for first PS2 game that I didn't finish.  I started playing Onimusha Warlords and really like it.  Great action adventure type game, excellent graphics, good characters, and best of all fun gameplay.  The only problem is that it doesn't use the analog sticks, you control your characters movement with the D pad.  Real fun always running into walls.  The camera angles are fixed, so you're quite often fighting a demon you can't even see because he's out of camera frame.  However that's not enough to detract from the fun of the game.  Now I need to buy Onimusha 3 and 4 because those games fix the problems with the controls and camera.  Now that's gotta be great!

I also picked up Rogue Ops for the PS2.  From the reviews it sounds like it gets a bit frustrating at times, but...look at this cover:

(http://i8.ebayimg.com/02/c/01/69/3b/e1_8.JPG)

I also really like the graphics style of the game, nice and clean.  I played it for about 15 minutes yesterday and it looks good so far.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on November 09, 2007, 02:49:52 PM
I'm deep into the middle of Bioshock, which is creepy as hell but a lot of fun, especially once you start mixing and matching crazy powers.

I also picked up The Orange Box yesterday, and thanks to an invite from Ash this morning I experienced my first foray into really getting walloped in Team Fortress 2.  Granted, it was the first time I've ever played the game, but man I wasn't good.  The only solution, play more.

Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed are looming large on the horizon.  I better get busy playing what I have now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 09, 2007, 04:14:58 PM
I picked up a Medal of Honor three-pack for the PS2 for only 24.99 used the other day. I've been getting slowly back into FPS games so I figured that this would be a good buy. I'm also going to go back through and play the 1st Killzone again at some point.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Nev on November 10, 2007, 12:05:21 PM
Halo 3

but i need call of duty 4, heard the online is really cool.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on November 10, 2007, 12:10:19 PM
I'm deep into the middle of Bioshock, which is creepy as hell but a lot of fun, especially once you start mixing and matching crazy powers.

I also picked up The Orange Box yesterday, and thanks to an invite from Ash this morning I experienced my first foray into really getting walloped in Team Fortress 2.  Granted, it was the first time I've ever played the game, but man I wasn't good.  The only solution, play more.

Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed are looming large on the horizon.  I better get busy playing what I have now.

I've been playing Bioshock this past week as well.  It's not only that the game is creepy but the storyline is absolutely fantastic. I don't know how far you are into the game yet, but expect some serious turns in the story.

Also, have you been harvesting the little sisters or saving them?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on November 10, 2007, 09:46:14 PM
I've been playing Bioshock this past week as well.  It's not only that the game is creepy but the storyline is absolutely fantastic. I don't know how far you are into the game yet, but expect some serious turns in the story.

Also, have you been harvesting the little sisters or saving them?

I just finished saving the trees, so I'm still not too far.  I've also been saving the little sisters, because try as I might, I still don't find playing evil very fun.  Saving the sisters allowed me to perform my favorite trick so far, hypnotizing one Big Daddy into fighting another while I hid like a baby in the corner.  I've also been hacking turrets like crazy.

Just finished the majority of Portal yesterday (not the bonus stages), and found it to be a great deal of fun.  I need to go through Episode 1 and 2 of Half-Life 2.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on November 10, 2007, 11:12:52 PM
I've been saving them as well.  I plan on going back through and playing it again but this time harvesting the kids instead.  I have a feeling that the last portion will change dramatically by my doing so.

You're in for some fun surprises.  I am about 95% completed and can't wait to hit the ending.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on November 11, 2007, 01:36:29 AM
Skaboi & Mofo...
You guys are too nice.

I've harvested every single Little Sister.
What can I say?  I love the extra Adam!   :smile:

Actually, I've heard that there are three different endings to BioShock.
One if you harvest them all.  Another if you rescue them.
And a third, different ending if you harvest and rescue.

I plan to beat it first by harvesting all of the girls.
Then I'll go through it again and rescue them.
And if I have time, I'll do both the third go round.

Check out this Etch-a-Sketch drawing I found online.
(http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/2555/12705786392f849d2a44ls4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Cool!   :thumbup:

Check out this guy's other Etch-a-Sketch drawings...they're pretty sweet!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/etchasketchist/


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on November 11, 2007, 10:33:29 AM
Tomb Raider Legends on PS2 ... mainly because she is a CLIF.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on November 11, 2007, 11:53:54 AM
Ash,

There are benefits to saving the little sisters rather than harvesting them.  You do get less Adam but Tenenbaum has the girls leave you little presents around.  Normally consists of cash, extra Adam or if you are lucky, new Plasmids.

I'd love to see someone do some real fan-art of the Big Daddies or a Splicer.  It would be great to have a framed painting of a Big Daddy with a Little Sister on a wall.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on November 11, 2007, 10:06:27 PM
Well, just finished Bioshock.  Extremely easy end boss battle which surprised me.  Still, I found that with this game, it's just as much about the story and visuals as it is the gameplay.

The ending....well...I started to well up with tears a bit.  Helping the little sisters certainly had it's benefits.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on November 12, 2007, 06:44:54 AM
We rented Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (despite my fiancee's protest of Beijing and China as a whole) this weekend and had a great time with it. A good "party game", but I haven't tried it out one-on-one yet. I'm going to have to make it a purchase. Today I'm going out to get Super Mario Galaxy, so for anybody who may not like me for whatever reason, rejoice, as I'll likely be on the board a lot less until I've conquered the Galaxy! :wink: And by the time that happens, it'll be just about time for Godzilla: Unleashed... :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 12, 2007, 07:55:43 AM
(http://products.listal.com/images/nodrop/180/B00029P91O/games/midway-arcade-treasures-2-xbox.jpg)

Contains the best home version of Mortal Kombat 2 among others.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Nev on November 12, 2007, 10:07:44 AM
Well, just finished Bioshock.  Extremely easy end boss battle which surprised me.  Still, I found that with this game, it's just as much about the story and visuals as it is the gameplay.

The ending....well...I started to well up with tears a bit.  Helping the little sisters certainly had it's benefits.

I thought that was one of the best video game endings ever.

Well, i bought COD4, i played it breifly graphics of course are top notch, and i only played one game online but so far im pretty happy with my purchase ha!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: RapscallionJones on November 12, 2007, 01:37:40 PM
I'm jazzed as all get-out for Super Mario Galaxy tomorrow.  I rarely ever play my Wii but when I fire it up, the experience is always a blast.  So far I've had the pleasure of Wii Sports, which is still a winner among parties, Warioware: Smooth Moves which everyone scoffs at yet an hour later can't stop playing, Zelda which is nearly the perfect video game, Resident Evil 4 which adapts an already great game into control scheme better suited to it and the reviews I'm reading of Galaxies have my head spinning.

The only problem with the Wii is that no one is sure yet what to do with the controller.  There's a ton of gimmicky crap released for it and the good stuff takes forever to come out but I'm sure it'll work out like the DS where a couple of bold companies will take a couple of chances that break the potential of the system wide open.  Right now, I'm of the opinion that it will be a crying shame, A CRYING SHAME I SAY if there is no Punch-Out!! title released for the console.

Also, how long does a guy have to wait for the announcement of a Phoenix Wright Wii title?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on November 12, 2007, 05:52:22 PM
Also, how long does a guy have to wait for the announcement of a Phoenix Wright Wii title?

OBJECTION!

I'm a huge Phoenix Wright fan.   :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on November 12, 2007, 06:32:19 PM
Well, I was supposed to pick up Galaxy today, but since Nintendo made the ass-backwards mistake of releasing the game on a holiday, none of the shops around here will get their shipments in until tomorrow. If I was willing to pay an extra $15 for it, I could've gone into Manhattan last night for the release party at Nintendo World, but I'd rather not have to ride the subway back home after midnight ever again. The local train in my neighborhood literally comes through once an hour after 11. However, unable to buy Galaxy I would not be deterred from my insistence to blow some cash, so I wound up getting the Guitar Hero III pack instead. My knuckles are f*cking aching like I'm 90 years old right now, but I'm more than happy with my purchase. I'm sure I look like an utter tool rocking out, but who cares, it's fun!

If you're looking for games that really make good use of the Wii-mote Jones, I suggest Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Elebits and I've heard great things about the recently released Zack & Wiki from Capcom too. Don't know how much stock you put into IGN.com, but they made Z&W their Game of the Month for October and gave it a 9/10.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Khaz on November 15, 2007, 09:25:08 AM
Oddly enough, I am still waiting for Guitar Hero III to release up here.. I should just go down to Port Huron or something and pick it up (especially cuz of the dollar right now) Currently having waaaay too much fun watching the kids playing Dance Dance Revolution universe on dad's X360. I cant wait for that to come out for the WII as well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 16, 2007, 06:39:35 PM
Question for Gutiar Hero folk.  Do you have problems with pull offs and hammer ons?  I play on Hard level and get killed on these.  I'm getting better though, any thoughts?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 16, 2007, 09:41:44 PM
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on November 16, 2007, 10:40:55 PM
Question for Gutiar Hero folk.  Do you have problems with pull offs and hammer ons?  I play on Hard level and get killed on these.  I'm getting better though, any thoughts?

I'm one song away from getting all 5 stars on Medium.  Stupid Megadeath.  I can play on Hard, but keep forgetting where I've put my fingers, since I switch between my index on green and orange depending.

I can do the pull offs and hammer ons, but what always kills me is when there is a back and forth between two notes.  I can't make my brain make my fingers synch up the fret changes and the strumming.  It's my Achilles Heel.

I just finished Bioshock and am now playing F.E.A.R.  I'll probably pick up Assassin's Creed, but I've also got to go through the episodes on The Orange Box.  I also played through Portal, which was a fun two hours.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 16, 2007, 11:25:34 PM
I started playing through Final Fantasy VI here recently.

I also started back on playing the 3rd Shadow Hearts game. I played it up to a point and started playing other things and forgot about it.

I'm still working on going through Final Fantasy XII again to see if I can get a perfect game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 17, 2007, 08:54:02 AM
Quote
I'm one song away from getting all 5 stars on Medium.  Stupid Megadeath.  I can play on Hard, but keep forgetting where I've put my fingers, since I switch between my index on green and orange depending.

As cliche as this sounds, I find just practicing the shifting of your fingers to the orange button is the key.  Also the notch in the yellow button is a big help.  I know its easier sad than done but it will come.  I drove myself nuts trying to figure it out. 

Does anyone here play Kingdom Hearts.  I'm not playing it currently but its a great game.  You figure since it has Disney characters it would be an easy kid's game but its not.   I can't say I liked the sequel all that much although the Tron introduction was pretty cool.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/Kingdom_Hearts.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on November 18, 2007, 03:39:53 PM
I've been replaying Baldur's Gate 2, SOA and will then play BG2: TOB again.

An almost peerless RPG.  =)  Only Fallout 1 and 2 make it in the same arena with BG1 and 2..  in terms of story, gameplay, and sheer craftsmanship of the game...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on November 18, 2007, 06:42:20 PM
Dusted off the SNES since I've got tons of kids here this week and we're playing ...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2c/Super_mario_world_box.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on November 18, 2007, 09:10:30 PM
I'd really like to have that KINGDOM HEARTS game myself. I've been playing Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 as well. The controls seem too easy to master in it so far though. Think I'm going to have to set the game to an harder setting.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on November 18, 2007, 09:17:53 PM
We've got Kingdom Hearts I & II I haven't played them myself, but my wife and kids seem to think they are both pretty cool. The wife is a big Final Fantasy Junkie, I think she has them all.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jason on November 19, 2007, 03:40:29 AM
I got Assassin's Creed on the X360 at the weekend. Wow, what a game. Stupidly good fun, be it just free running across the rooftops, wandering the streets picking fights with the biggest group of guards you can find and slaughtering the lot, or maybe even actually doing the missions, if that's the kind of weirdo you are. :p

Can't say I'm overly wild about the sub-storyline involving the guy in the future and whatnot - it just doesn't seem necessary, but I guess maybe it'll become a bit more relevant as the game gets further in.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 19, 2007, 09:22:20 AM
I just finished Onimusha Warlords - really enjoyed that game.  I had to play through it twice because the first time I didn't have nearly enough lives left to get through the final two boss battles.  I'm looking forward to getting the other games in the series, from the reviews I've read it sounds like each one is better than the last.

I just started Rogue Ops (I posted a picture of the cover the other day - you know, the one with the boobs).  It seems okay so far, too early to tell. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on November 19, 2007, 10:29:58 AM
I just finished Onimusha Warlords - really enjoyed that game.  I had to play through it twice because the first time I didn't have nearly enough lives left to get through the final two boss battles.  I'm looking forward to getting the other games in the series, from the reviews I've read it sounds like each one is better than the last.


And the best part about beating Warlords? Panda Bear costume. Best reward for beating a game since the Resident Evil Tofu. :teddyr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fN4W1EnQ-4&NR


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 19, 2007, 01:08:23 PM
Oh my god, I was laughing my butt off at that Panda costume!  And you get a daisy on your arm instead of a gauntlet, and that stupid little teddy bear you're carrying around who's frantically looking in every direction! 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on November 19, 2007, 02:43:19 PM
Yeah, and it even comes with the flip-top head so you can either be Big Evil Panda Bear or just drop the illusion and run around looking like one of the costume performers at Disneyland on their cigarette break.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on November 19, 2007, 03:13:13 PM
I cant friggin put down Tony Hawk Underground.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on November 19, 2007, 07:10:06 PM
I recently got a GameCube controller for my Wii and have been playing Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt. It's a 3D platform-style game, but pretty fun overall. Today, I had a sinus blockage and played the game for too long. I got nauseous and stayed that way for several hours. Stupid spiral staircases...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 316zombie on November 20, 2007, 03:31:27 PM
HELP! i just got a pc game called american mcgee's alice,i have no clue how these games work,as i'm not a gamer,can anyone help?is there someplace i can ask stupid questions?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on November 20, 2007, 03:46:14 PM
HELP! i just got a pc game called american mcgee's alice,i have no clue how these games work,as i'm not a gamer,can anyone help?is there someplace i can ask stupid questions?

Go to Gamebanshee.com and look for your game.  There will be a walk thru and a forum to answer game-related questions.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 20, 2007, 08:26:38 PM
I recently got a GameCube controller for my Wii and have been playing Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt. It's a 3D platform-style game, but pretty fun overall. Today, I had a sinus blockage and played the game for too long. I got nauseous and stayed that way for several hours. Stupid spiral staircases...
Know whats odd, I've gotten motion sickness playing games in the past.  There was one Star Wars first person shooter I could never play for extended amounts of time because I felt like barfing.  Anyone else ever have a problem with that?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on November 20, 2007, 08:34:10 PM
316zombie...

Click the link below...it'll help you out with anything you want to know about that game.

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/americanmcgeesalice/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;review

There are several tabs on that page where you can get hints and tips etc...

I always go to Gamespot.com for my video gaming needs.
It's hands down the best site out there.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 316zombie on November 22, 2007, 03:23:12 PM
thank you,thank you!i'll let you know how it goes,it does look like an interesting game...
zombie


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on November 22, 2007, 11:02:57 PM
thank you,thank you!i'll let you know how it goes,it does look like an interesting game...
zombie

I've played the PC version of the game. It is cool looking, with some nice, twisted images throughout and some spots of nice spookiness. It's quirky, though, at least on PC. The viewpoint gets off in spots, and you find yourself able to look only at a wall or an enormously enlarged face rather than what you want to see. But that seems fairly typical of this type of game. I had fun with it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 316zombie on November 23, 2007, 02:04:01 PM
what are all these cards that it needs?i am so stupid with this stuff,it's very frustrating!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on November 23, 2007, 02:58:48 PM
what are all these cards that it needs?i am so stupid with this stuff,it's very frustrating!!!


It's been too long since I played the game for me to remember. Here's a link (http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/913791/36858) to a walkthrough, though. It should have all the answers you need.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mortal Envelope on November 23, 2007, 03:05:52 PM
I'm in old school mode as far as video games go - stickin with PC - most console games sans the Twisted Metal series rather bore me these days.

I'm currently playing Unreal Tournament, some Starcraft once in awhile, a little bit of Heroes of Might and Magic V, but mostly I've been playing Warlords IV.

On a side note, I've rediscovered interactive text games from the 80s - these games are text-only and would not jive with most game-players of today but they are great if you like to read a lot and if you like to interact with the story.  I've recently acquired nearly 100 user-made text games and find the gameplay very exciting...it's hard to imagine a game without graphics that totally pulls you into the story.

In one, I inherit a huge mansion but must find 10 treasures before my evil cousin does, else he gets it all.  Another one, I'm in a small Eastern European town and my backpacking friend gets mauled by a werewolf and of course, I just came to a point where I become a vampire.

By far the funniest one is an Infocom game called "Leather Goddess of Phobos" where you travel the canals of Mars to Venusian Jungles to Neptune and to parts of Cleveland.  It's a very funny and oftentimes lewd game.

Another one is called Jerks or something like that and the whole point of the game (so far) is to pick up chicks lol.  It's got some pretty funny interaction too.

Anyone else into those types of games?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 316zombie on November 23, 2007, 03:17:16 PM
now that sounds like more my style!do i need special cards,like the alice game does?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Andrew on November 23, 2007, 05:19:18 PM
By far the funniest one is an Infocom game called "Leather Goddess of Phobos" where you travel the canals of Mars to Venusian Jungles to Neptune and to parts of Cleveland.  It's a very funny and oftentimes lewd game.

I actually finished a big chunk of that game and parts of it cracked me up.  Don't forget to put the candy bar into the cage!

"Lewd"

Please confirm your age:



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 23, 2007, 08:10:11 PM
I've been digging some more through Odin Sphere for the PS2. I find this game to be equal parts great (graphics, sound, story, characters) and frustrating (gameplay) so I'm not sure how I would rate it at the moment.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: RapscallionJones on November 26, 2007, 04:44:10 PM
I got a little time with Rock Band on Saturday at my friend's place.  I have a burning need for this game and a couple of hours spent trying out all the instruments only intensified that need.  I'm almost convinced that I will have it for Christmas.

Guitar Hero players will be familiar with the formula.  The guitars and bass are almost identical.  They have changed the fret board up in the game a bit and the notes are now represented by colored bars.  You play them as you normally would.  Hammer ons and pull offs are represented by shorter bars which are a little difficult to distinguish in the heat of the moment.  The Strat also has five buttons way up on the neck that you press during solos.  You don't need to strum these and can just push them.  You can also use these to jam out during the big finish at the end of the song if the song lets you do so.  The strat, itself, also feels like a much more substantial instrument.  It's bigger and a little heavier.  The whammy bar has some resistance to it and there is also a switch to allow for effects like wah, chorus and ech (I think).  I tried them and never noticed the effect.

Vocally, I can't figure out how the game knows what you're doing.  It's obvious that part of the microphone is a tuner and you're judged based on how on-key you are.  The lyrics and pitch appear at the top of the screen and an arrow indicates whether you are sharp or flat.  Surprisingly, my big-ass self managed to turn out accurate performances of Wave Of Mutilation by The Pixies, Paranoid by Black Sabbath and Run To The Hills by Iron Maiden.  I've always managed to amaze people with my ability to mimic Bruce Dickinson since I'm tall and my voice is naturally deep.

The drums, however, are where this game shines.  I've played drums for nearly 18 years and have only minor gripes with the drum mechanic.  Played with the same idea as the guitar, you are prompted by the screen to hit the appropriately colored drum pad and kick the kick drum in time.  On easier difficulty settings, certain kicks are removed and fills are minimized but on hard and expert, you might as well be playing these songs on a real drum set.  My friends, each sitting in on a different instrument practically refused to play it due to the amount of coordination involved.  It's a very physical game when you're sitting at the drum set.

On the down-side, the pads are a little small and I found myself hitting the rim or missing altogether when watching the screen for the next beat.  I also can't tell you how many times I whacked the X button with the sticks when trying to hit a tom pad.  The other problem I had is that each pad is joined so you can't move them around to a comfortable position.  I understand this since the red pad doubles as a tom during fills and hats during the rhythm and the blue is sometimes a tom and sometimes a ride cymbal while the green pad is always a crash cymbal.  Also, I have to wonder what sort of a beating these things can take.  I play kick with my heel off the floor like you're supposed to so each kick came crashing down hard.  I imagine that that thing eventually will crap out from abuse.  I also naturally play hard, so the pads took a beating, too.  Even trying to rein it in and take it easy became difficult since I would get carried away in the heat of the moment or spaz out trying to catch a beat before it slipped by and wound up smacking the pad/pedal REALLY hard.  At $80 for the drum set, this damn thing could become a serious investment.

The set list is the usual give and take of other Guitar Hero games.  I like much of it but there is a lot of stuff that I just couldn't care less for (mostly falling into the 90's category) as I don't like the songs and the note charts didn't make up for it with intricate fingering or crazy drum work.  When you're Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins and your entire purpose was to strip down rock to a simpler performance, it doesn't make much for fun playing, but the inclusion of these songs was more or less a crowd pleaser as Harmonix has always strived to make something for everyone.  So I guess I should stop b***hing about how boring playing Sabotage on EVERY instrument is.  You can't win 'em all, but like I said, there's something for everyone and with DLC coming down at their promised weekly interval, that window is about to widen even more.  With a punk pack and single song options, I'm hoping for something genuinely goofy like a death/black metal pack with crazy blast beats on the drums the necessity for guttural grunts in f**ked With A Knife by Cannibal Corpse songs and shrieky black metal vocals in I Am The Black Wizards by Emperor, though I know this will NEVER happen.

Though I only had a couple of hours with it and I was stuck on drums most of the time, itching to shred all of these songs on Expert with the guitar, I think Harmonix has done it again.  It may never usurp Guitar Hero as the new-wave bar game that it's becoming, but it is the ultimate party game for people unafraid to kick out the jams on mic and flail like an idiot on the drums.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 26, 2007, 04:47:17 PM
Thanx for the review on Rock Band.  My mother in law just picked it up today for my father in law's birthday and I was wondering how it was. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 27, 2007, 05:24:59 PM
I just started playing through the .hack (pronounced dot hack) games on the PS2.

Gamestop had a buy 2 get 1 free sale going on this past weekend so I got the 1st 4 games and the the 3 G.U. games (along with Grandia 3 and Valkyrie Profile 2) this past weekend for not that much money compared to what they are still going for new.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 29, 2007, 09:36:17 PM
As covered by RapscallionJones, I figured I'd chime in on Rock Band seeing I just spent three hours straight playing it.  Overally I am quite impressed with the format.

The drums are just frickin' awesome. Sorry for lack of a better adjective buts thats all I can used to describe them.  There was a ton of people there tonight and everyone was fighting to play them.  Luckily I had a decent tiral run on "easy" mode and I think I'm pretty much read to advance to medium.  Hard mode will have to wait.

I can't say however that I really dig the guitar.  I'm used to shredding away at the Guitar Hero controller which I'm happy to say worked with my father in law's Xbot 360.  Perhaps I need more time with it.  It seems to be subtible for bass performance but I'm a little leary on using it on hard mode for advance performances.  I have heard that people are having major problems with the unit breaking as well.

The vocals are pretty much like Karaoke Revolution, for those who have played it.  I burnt my voice out tonight singing.

Perhaps my utlitmate favorite thing is the "free style" modes in which you can just simply bang away at the drums or shred on the guitar.  It was the cause of much laughter in the house. 

Overall, I'd say I'll be back for more. 

 



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 30, 2007, 10:32:26 AM
I was playing Defender on the PS2, it was a pretty fun game once you upgraded to the "ratchet cannon" that had automatic tracking capability.  Got to one level where I got killed about 30 times, can't imagine how I'll make it past.  One thing that ticks me off is that I purchased an extra life for my ship, but when I turned the game off and restarted it the next day, my extra life was gone and so was the money I used to pay for it. 

Now I'm working on Rogue Ops.  Not terribly fun.  One of those games where I wander around for 20 minutes, have no idea what to do, then I check the walkthrough, go "Good grief, I would have never thought of doing that!" then repeat over and over.  I'm hoping that once I get farther into it I'll get better at it, but I dunno.  I've played vastly superior games, I'll tell ya that.  These stealth missions are nothing but sneaking around, having someone spot you, then having to start over. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on November 30, 2007, 02:06:15 PM
Im playing Super Smash Brothers Melee. Does anyone know how to wave-dash?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on November 30, 2007, 02:38:05 PM
I'm currently playing Mass Effect.  If you liked Knights of the Old Republic, you'll like Mass Effect.  It's pretty much the same game with a retooled combat system and no Star Wars.  I'm really enjoying the game, but it doesn't seem very innovative.  It is amazing how much more enjoyable conversation trees are with their new play mechanic, though.  It's no Leisure Suit Larry, but it'll do.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 30, 2007, 11:47:16 PM
I just got around to finally finishing the 1st Shin Megami Tensi: Digital Devil Saga game for the PS2 last night and I'm going to start playing through the 2nd one tonight.

I've given up on Odin Sphere for the time being. Too hard, too repetitive and too frustrating.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on December 01, 2007, 12:24:28 AM
I played ROME: TOTAL WAR for a couple of weeks and got kinda bored with it, so I went back to Oblivion and created a new character, a Breton Nightblade, with some pretty awesome destructive magic skills.  I am only about level 5 right now, and just got killed for the first time . . . by a stupid wild boar.  Dumb pigs do a lot of damage, and fireballs don't take them down very fast!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on January 03, 2008, 06:24:13 AM
Well, I went through BioShock three times and there are only two endings.

If you harvest even one little sister, you get the "bad ending".
If you don't harvest any of them, you get the "good ending".

Turns out that the supposed third ending was just a rumor.

And Skaboi, you were right about the end boss fight.
The first time I faced Fontaine, I went in with super long health and Eve bars both maxed out.
9 health packs and 9 Eve hypos.
I used two health packs and no Eve hypos to beat him.
Talk about easy!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on January 03, 2008, 07:44:10 AM
Been hopping back and forth between Super Mario Galaxy, Godzilla: Unleashed, and The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Just beat Hit & Run and have been going back to the early levels to get 100% completion. My biggest complaint about Godzilla: Unleashed? Not only do you have to purchase the other monsters, but a number of them need to be unlocked by achieving certain conditions in the game that you have to figure out for yourself unless you cheat by looking up a FAQ online... that, and some of the levels have no real objective and will just end in seemingly random fashion!

Check out my review if anybody's interested: ToA Review: Godzilla Unleashed (http://www.tombofanubis.com/Reviews/A/GodzillaUnleashed.html)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 03, 2008, 08:58:23 AM
I'm almost done with Rogue Ops.  Very, very mediocre game.  There's just nothing original about it, all the environments look like stuff you've seen in ten other games, you won't do anything in this game that you haven't done in other games, etc.  The combat isn't especially fun either, the guns don't have any auto-aim feature which just makes it more time consuming and guarantees you'll get killed and have to restart more times.  And it's just so confusing.  You get a "fly cam", which is a camera on a bug that you fly around.  It's a pain in the butt to control, and you won't use it for 10 hours or so, then all of a sudden you're supposed to spot some small hole way up on the top of a wall and know that you should fly the fly cam through it.   :question:

Looking forward to stating Resident Evil 4, I've been saving it for those long, cold winter nights and they're certainly here now  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 03, 2008, 02:44:40 PM
Well, I went through BioShock three times and there are only two endings.

If you harvest even one little sister, you get the "bad ending".
If you don't harvest any of them, you get the "good ending".

Turns out that the supposed third ending was just a rumor.


***SPOILER***

I checked out the bad ending online, because I didn't want to play through the game again just to see it. Apparently there is a bad ending, where the doctor is very angry, and a bad-but-not-so-bad ending where the it's the same cinema, the same lines, but the doctor reads them not quite so angrily. So the good ending and then two almost the same bad endings.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 03, 2008, 11:07:25 PM
We've got about a ba-zillion games on Nintendo NES, SNES, 64 and WII, Playstation 2 and others but I keep finding myself going back to the good old PC game Civilization III or IV with the 1000's of mod you can get for them. Been playing it since Civ I ... I'm addicted to it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 04, 2008, 12:39:24 AM
Im almost done with Super Paper Mario. Im in the last dungon.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on January 04, 2008, 02:08:17 AM

Just burned my way through the Orange Box.  Great set, but jeez it finishes quick.  Can't wait for more Portal stuff though: Best Game I've played in a while easy.

Other than that, Brother got Guitar Hero III on Wii and we've been going nuts since, helped by the surround system I just put in...    :thumbup:  :thumbup:

Oh and Cheeze, how's CIV4?  My friend and I consistently get drawn back to CIV2 and to a lesser degree, III but I haven't checked out IV yet.  Any big changes worth investing in?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 04, 2008, 09:52:56 AM
Oh and Cheeze, how's CIV4?  My friend and I consistently get drawn back to CIV2 and to a lesser degree, III but I haven't checked out IV yet.  Any big changes worth investing in?


Much like I, II, III very addictive. Civ IV new wonders, mini-wonders, better graphics, more tools, more techs and more diplomacy, more customization, more everything. Plus there are the about million add-ons (much like the older versions) for it which most are free that can be found ...

http://www.civfanatics.com/ (http://www.civfanatics.com/)
http://civilization4.net/ (http://civilization4.net/)
http://www.civ4.com/ (http://www.civ4.com/)

There are also a couple of expansion packs for it but with all the fan-mods you don't really need them.

Oh you can also expand you cultural influence much better than in prior Civ's, you can use more resource and and just overall better controls and abilities to mod governments and actions. Civ IV is head and shoulders above the other versions and it's been out long enough now that you should be able to get it fairly reasonable.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a trailer of the game.
http://www.civilgame.com/civ4/download.htm  (http://www.civilgame.com/civ4/download.htm)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 04, 2008, 12:25:07 PM

Just burned my way through the Orange Box.  Great set, but jeez it finishes quick.  Can't wait for more Portal stuff though: Best Game I've played in a while easy.


How was that cake?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: DistantJ on January 04, 2008, 06:18:19 PM
At the moment, the Metroid Prime series. How did I miss out on this?  :buggedout:  It's great! I got the 3rd one for the Wii and loved it so much I had to go back and catch up.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 08, 2008, 09:42:02 AM
(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/ShowBizNess/nintendo-hctp.jpg)
A few years old, but a classic.

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l91/nbarry9/untitledmua.jpg)
I'm stuck in Asgard, but it's a good game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on January 08, 2008, 12:35:44 PM
Just recently finished Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, and now I'm obsessing over LoZ: Twilight Princess. I bought a Wii for the Zelda games as much as anything, and so far Twilight Princess is fun, though the graphics look far more serious than the game is: Link is a fairly realistic looking elf/Hyrulian, but he still runs around cutting grass with his sword and finding jewels and floating hearts in the grass and under rocks. It's just a bit incongruous. Still, it is a game worth the money.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 08, 2008, 07:18:04 PM
Just recently finished Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, and now I'm obsessing over LoZ: Twilight Princess. I bought a Wii for the Zelda games as much as anything, and so far Twilight Princess is fun, though the graphics look far more serious than the game is: Link is a fairly realistic looking elf/Hyrulian, but he still runs around cutting grass with his sword and finding jewels and floating hearts in the grass and under rocks. It's just a bit incongruous. Still, it is a game worth the money.

I'm playing (off and on), LoZ Wind Waker on GC, my wife is playing LoZ Phantom Hourglass on DS and my kids are playing LoZ Twilight Princess on Wii. We have every Zelda game ever made I think. Got hooked on it WAAAYY back in the day on NES.
They are very addictive ... even for some of us older folks.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on January 09, 2008, 08:21:12 AM
I'm playing (off and on), LoZ Wind Waker on GC, my wife is playing LoZ Phantom Hourglass on DS and my kids are playing LoZ Twilight Princess on Wii. We have every Zelda game ever made I think. Got hooked on it WAAAYY back in the day on NES.
They are very addictive ... even for some of us older folks.

Yeah, I played LoZ on the original NES, too. It got me hooked on the quest-style games. That NES was also the last system I bought up until I got a Wii earlier this year. I even downloaded the first two LoZ games and replayed them on my PC. I missed the ones in between LoZ II and Wind Waker, though.

The Wind Waker game I have is the GC version (since the Wii plays GC games, I also now have access to some good, cheap games, including LoZ). Oh, and I think games like LoZ are particularly addicting for "some of us older folks" even moreso than the whippersnappers--they don't often have the patience.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 09, 2008, 09:33:47 AM
I'm playing (off and on), LoZ Wind Waker on GC, my wife is playing LoZ Phantom Hourglass on DS and my kids are playing LoZ Twilight Princess on Wii. We have every Zelda game ever made I think. Got hooked on it WAAAYY back in the day on NES.
They are very addictive ... even for some of us older folks.


Yeah, I played LoZ on the original NES, too. It got me hooked on the quest-style games. That NES was also the last system I bought up until I got a Wii earlier this year. I even downloaded the first two LoZ games and replayed them on my PC. I missed the ones in between LoZ II and Wind Waker, though.

The Wind Waker game I have is the GC version (since the Wii plays GC games, I also now have access to some good, cheap games, including LoZ). Oh, and I think games like LoZ are particularly addicting for "some of us older folks" even moreso than the whippersnappers--they don't often have the patience.


LoZ Link to the Past ... is SNES crack so avoid it unless you want to lose part of your life. But short of a ROM it's only on SNES as far as I know.
There is also the Zelda Collectors GC disc that has Zelda games on it and you can play if in a Wii. You can pick it up on eBay for $20-$30

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/games/drg100/g180/g18046g94x1.jpg)

http://www.answers.com/topic/the-legend-of-zelda-collector-s-edition?cat=entertainment (http://www.answers.com/topic/the-legend-of-zelda-collector-s-edition?cat=entertainment)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on January 09, 2008, 09:48:31 AM
LoZ Link to the Past ... is SNES crack so avoid it unless you want to lose part of your life. But short of a ROM it's only on SNES as far as I know.
There is also the Zelda Collectors GC disc that has Zelda games on it and you can play if in a Wii. You can pick it up on eBay for $20-$30

([url]http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/games/drg100/g180/g18046g94x1.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.answers.com/topic/the-legend-of-zelda-collector-s-edition?cat=entertainment[/url] ([url]http://www.answers.com/topic/the-legend-of-zelda-collector-s-edition?cat=entertainment[/url])



Get thee behind me, foul tempter! I've already lost days of my life to that Zelda woman, and now you're tempting me with more lost time!

Thanks. I'll look into this further, when my self-righteous persona goes to sleep.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on January 09, 2008, 11:42:33 AM
([url]http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l91/nbarry9/untitledmua.jpg[/url])
I'm stuck in Asgard, but it's a good game.


I've beat Marvel Ultimate Alliance twice.  (awesome game!)
If your stuck, let me know and I can walk you through it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: DistantJ on January 09, 2008, 05:22:40 PM
God, I love Zelda.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 09, 2008, 07:21:37 PM
Get thee behind me, foul tempter! I've already lost days of my life to that Zelda woman, and now you're tempting me with more lost time!

Thanks. I'll look into this further, when my self-righteous persona goes to sleep.


Consider yourself tempted!


http://www.zelda.com/universe/ (http://www.zelda.com/universe/)

I checked this site and it is official that we have every Zelda game there is. I haven't played the 2 latter Zelda's 'Phantom' and 'Twilight' as the rest of the family is hogging them, and I remember way back in B.C. (Before Children) days and I bought the very first Zelda ca. 1988 in the Gold cartridge and my wife, then girlfriend said "It's looks stupid." ... Then she played it and she glazed over and she was on Zelda crack from then on. She is also on Final Fantasy crack too, it's ok but I'm not a huge fan of it. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 09, 2008, 08:49:10 PM
Did you guys hear who they just added to the next smash bros game?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Dennis on January 09, 2008, 09:49:50 PM
Right now I'm playing "Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, Anniversary", for the Wii. Tomb raider is a great game series but my personal favorites are the "Metroid Prime" series and "The Legend of Zelda", can never get enough of these games. The wife and I got hooked on Zelda when it first came out, been playing it ever since, bought the first Metroid game while at Gamestop looking for Zelda, the Windwaker, now we're hooked on this series too.
Now I must get Lara out of the Hephasteus room in St. Francis Folly.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 09, 2008, 09:51:39 PM
([url]http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l91/nbarry9/untitledmua.jpg[/url])
I'm stuck in Asgard, but it's a good game.


I've beat Marvel Ultimate Alliance twice.  (awesome game!)
If your stuck, let me know and I can walk you through it.


I'm at the part where you have to save Tyr and the other person, and they're haning above Lava.  I'd move the wooden crank, but they'd fall, so I can't.  My team is Wolverine, Blade, Deadpool and Captain America, and I have no idea where to go.  I've just been walking around.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on January 10, 2008, 05:58:34 AM
You have to find a way to pour water onto the lava to cool it.
Only then can you lower Tyr and he won't die.

Here's a snippet from a walkthrough I found online.

"Enter the Great Forge.
Scorpion and Lizard are waiting for you as well as Tyr hanging from the ceiling
above a fire pit. Go to either side and attack one before the other can react.
You will be able to severely damage one enemy while the other is making his way
to your area.
Once they are gone we need to find a way to cool the lava below
Tyr. There are 2 levers behind Tyr. Positioning one team member on one lever
and switching characters to move a second to the other lever allows your the
option of lowering Tyr into the lava. We don't want to do that so lets figure
out how to cool it.
Go through the only door you are allowed to at this point.
Fight the monsters and go down the stairs for a weapons cache and the Invisible
Woman's simulator disc.
Get a 2nd weapons cache and move to the next room. In
the room with wooden stairs there is a sketch book straight ahead and a
weapons cache to the right. The exit to the next room is on the left.
Save at the SHIELD access point and go down stairs.
Here you find the Great Anvil.
Pick up some metal from the table to the right and take it to the forge on the
other side. Use the bellows to heat it. Go back to the items table and pick up
some tongs to retrieve the metal. Put the heated metal on the Great Anvil and
get the hammer from the table. Use the hammer to create Asgard's Armor.
Pick up the striking upgrade and body upgrade on either sides of the next room and
move forward.
You should now be in a room with a lava pit and a giant cauldron
to the side. Kill the enemies and use the cauldron pulley to pour water onto
the fire thereby cooling it. Fight your way to the 2 large X's and use the
levers to open the door.
You are back to Tyr so use the levers in this room to lower him to safety. He is thankful and opens a portal to Asgard for you."


----------------------------

Hope that helps!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on January 10, 2008, 06:56:34 AM

Just burned my way through the Orange Box.  Great set, but jeez it finishes quick.  Can't wait for more Portal stuff though: Best Game I've played in a while easy.


How was that cake?

LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also just got the soundtrack and have been playing 'Still Alive' nonstop.  :teddyr:


Here is a list of games on standby that I just haven't had the time to delve into enough that I bought on various whims recently:

Marvel Ultimate Alliance:  It's one of the first Wii games I got since I'm a sucker for Marvel stuff.  Just haven't played it much at all which is a shame.

Red Steel for wii [been getting far but it's been a while since I played]

Command and Conquer 3: Played it alot, but still haven't finished Nod yet.  But played aLOT of Skirmish...  :thumbup:

Evil Dead: Regeneration: Kicking around a Deadite midget was fun, and Campbells quips made for fanboy gushes but I still  couldn't help get bored by repetitive gameplay.

Mario Party 8: Bought as a game for when friends are by but kept getting sidetracked by Guitar Hero instead... rightfully so too.

Final Fantasy XII: Bought because I love FF games, but more for the story, and I just can't commit right now to something that will eat all my time, which it definitely would do...

Driver Parallel Lines: Cheap game that is a sequel from a childhood favorite.
 
The Warriors: Just bought this because it was cheap.  My PS2 is dying and didn't read the disc first try, so gave up [for now]



Phew... I've got a lot to get through...  :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on January 10, 2008, 02:31:08 PM
I have been finishing up some of my Gamecube and PS2 games mostly. Here the ones I have beaten of still playing

PS2:
Slient Hill 4: The Room (I beat every one of them in the series expect the PSP one "Orgins")
Front Mission 4
Suikoden 5 (2 Time)

GC:
Fire Emblem: Path Of Radiance
Eternal Darkenss: Sanity Requiem(Plan on playing again)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on January 10, 2008, 11:08:09 PM
I've gone back and started playing through the Silent Hill games in order in addition to trying to get through Resident Evil 4 on professional mode.

Talk about tough!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on January 11, 2008, 05:40:24 PM
I picked up Neo Geo Battle Coliseum and King of Fighters XI for the PS2 today for only 30 bucks for both.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: cqmorrell on January 15, 2008, 02:11:54 AM
I've been playing Smackdown vs Raw 2008 (my CAW based on myself is WCW Classic World Champion at the moment) and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2. (am destroying people left and right with Tsunade and Ino :teddyr:)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 15, 2008, 08:47:50 AM
Started on Resident Evil 4 for the PS2.  It's pretty good, cool boss fights.  Not exactly living up to the "greatest PS2 game of all time!!!" hype, but I'm only 5 hours into it.  It gets a little tedius looking in every imagineable place for treasure and stuff.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 17, 2008, 09:50:40 AM
Guitar Hero 3


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 17, 2008, 01:31:31 PM
Smash Bros. Brawl got pushed back AGAIN.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 31, 2008, 10:14:57 AM
Still on RE4.  About 16 hours into it, maybe 1/4 to 1/3 done.  Pretty cool game, better than my original impression.  Could have a little more variety to it, but still, I find myself stealing away to play it quite often.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: RapscallionJones on February 01, 2008, 09:52:57 AM
Got tired of Halo 3 since I play it every day at work, so I traded it in on Call of Duty 4.  At first I was hesitant to trade Halo, until I played it.  Call of Duty 4 is a much more rewarding game.  It forsakes the meat-headed brute force antics of Halo multiplayer in favor of a much more tactical approach to gaming.  These are usually the shooters I go for anyway.  Any game that keeps me thinking about  how to tackle a particular firefight really gets my undivided attention. 

The single player game is a nice challenge on the upper difficulties, but everything you've heard about it is true.  It's over in a single afternoon of gaming.  That's not to say that it isn't a great single player experience, it's a fantastic story packed with the sort of supporting cast that Call of Duty has used in the past, including the modern variant of the entirely bad-ass British special forces soldier, Captain Price.  It is also home to some of the most furious, jaw dropping moments that I've wished someone else was around to see.  A flashback to the 90's sniper mission, in particular, where you and your partner must sneak around the militarized area near Chernobyl, laying hidden on the ground in your ghillie suit as enemy troops and vehicles move around you.  It's tense.  Also, toward the end, the fate of the US Marine that you play in the Saudi missions is not something you might be expecting.  It's a gritty story and a great game.

But the online component is where it shines.

It sports the usual online shooter game modes.  A free for all deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture and hold, bombin run, capture the flag and so on.  Nothing exciting to report there.  The maps are far more numerous than most games, made up mostly of scenarios you played in the single player mission and then some, but there's an incentive program at work.  You begin with a rank of 1 and as you play and kill enemies, you get experience points.  Experience points raise your rank and make new weapons and player classes available to you.  At first, there's just a handful of options but then you'll have all the classes available (assault, demolitions, gunner, sniper, etc.) until you can make your own class pairing up a main weapon, a sidearm, grenades and then perks.  Perks give you an edge.  You can run faster, take more damager, bullets do more damage, but then you start to see cooler perks.  Martyr drops a grenade at your feet when you're killed so nearby enemies will be in a real pickle if they killed you when you were close by.  Last stand allows you to lay on the ground with your pistol out before you die picking off anyone you see.  You can also kill yourself, for some reason.

It doesn't end there, though.  All guns have options.  Grenade launchers, silencers, camo, sights.  These are made available by completing challenges, which become available with each level.  25 kills with an assault rifle will give you a red dot scope, 25 headshots give you digital camo.  Eventually you can carry around rocket launchers.  Against personnel, these do the job, but you really need them for the next cool bit about the game.  Even more options and perks become available at "Boot Camp" which is a series of non-gun related challenges. 

Get a chain of three kills in a row and you can call in a UAV.  The UAV gives you the location of all the enemies on the map (unless they have the UAV jammer perk).  Get five kills and you can call in an airstrike.  Jets fly overhead and bomb the spot that you specify.  Get seven kills and an apache comes down on the spot that you tell it to and hoses all enemies with its machine guns.  These options are ruthless and really make a chaotic firefight even worse.  Just when you think you have sweet cover and a great vantage point to pick off the enemy, a chopper comes down and smokes you out of you position.  You either get hosed by its minigun or you're vulnerable to small arms.  If you're carrying an RPG, though, your team stands a better chance since you can shoot these things down.  There's an achievement for it.

The loading screens suggest that once you are maxed out, you have to make a choice.  Whatever that means.  I don't know anyone who has maxed out.

The depth of the multiplayer is so rewarding.  The single player could have stood to be a little longer but you'll probably just want to cut to the chase and play the online portion. 

Oh!  You can teabag, dudes, too.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on February 01, 2008, 10:13:14 AM
The loading screens suggest that once you are maxed out, you have to make a choice.  Whatever that means.  I don't know anyone who has maxed out.

When you get maxed out, you can choose to enter "Prestige Mode".
Your icon beside your name changes and you lose everything you've earned.
And I do mean everything.
Your weapons, perks, dot sights, camos, challenges...everything goes.

Once you max out the first prestige, you can do it all over again, only each time you do it, your icon changes.
I believe there are 10 levels of prestige mode and yes, there are guys out there who have achieved it.
I cannot begin to imagine how many hours it would take to do it and many of those who have are ridiculed on the forums for having no life.

I own COD4 and while the graphics and gameplay are amazing, I don't care much for the way multiplayer is set up.
Sure, it can be fun, but it's too much run & gun/pray & spray for my tastes.
I prefer the more teamwork oriented gameplay and larger maps in Call of Duty 3.

I rate COD4 3 out of 4 stars and COD3 4 out of 4 stars.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 01, 2008, 11:18:30 PM
I've started playing through Phantasy Star IV again on the Sega Genesis Collection for the PS2. I never get tired of those classic games............... :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: moman on February 05, 2008, 12:53:44 PM
I mainly just play on Pro Evo and sometimes go on Duke Nukem 3D and Mortal Kombat II.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on February 06, 2008, 01:17:38 PM
Just finished up Shadow Hearts: From the New World for PS2 and starting to finish up Devil May Cry 3.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Dennis on February 09, 2008, 12:40:21 PM
I just finished Tomb Raider Anniversary on the Wii, now I'm starting on Resident Evil 4, about 3 hours into it, it's a pretty good game so far.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Patient7 on February 09, 2008, 09:54:45 PM
Wii Sports!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on February 11, 2008, 05:15:28 PM
Back on my WOW kick thanks to some friends talking me back into playing the game.

Otherwise, I'm playing the Orange Box and Shadowrun on my 360.  Also still playing a lot of Day Of Defeat: Source on PC.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on February 11, 2008, 10:03:03 PM
Smash bros. brawl way suposed to come out yesterday but it got pushed back to March 9th.....dang.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zoolook the Mudkip on February 18, 2008, 08:04:41 PM
Katakis and IO: Into Oblivion for the Commodore64
Z-Out on the Amiga


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on February 18, 2008, 09:43:10 PM
I finished three Zelda games recently: Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Ocarina of Time. My thumb is sore now. :thumbup: :bluesad:

Ocarina of Time is by far the hardest of the three. The minor monsters are nothing, but the bosses are quite difficult; Ganon in particular frustrated me to no end. I even showed my frustration in front of my daughter, which I rarely do. In fact, when she gets frustrated over something silly like a game, I usually make her stop playing. So I asked her if she was going to make me stop playing and send me to bed early. She just said that I should stop playing--so that she could start (she's playing Wind Waker).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zoolook the Mudkip on February 18, 2008, 11:09:23 PM
I finished three Zelda games recently: Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Ocarina of Time. My thumb is sore now. :thumbup: :bluesad:

Ocarina of Time is by far the hardest of the three. The minor monsters are nothing, but the bosses are quite difficult; Ganon in particular frustrated me to no end. I even showed my frustration in front of my daughter, which I rarely do. In fact, when she gets frustrated over something silly like a game, I usually make her stop playing. So I asked her if she was going to make me stop playing and send me to bed early. She just said that I should stop playing--so that she could start (she's playing Wind Waker).
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Ganon is easy, sir. :3
Just fire the light arrow at his face, and you'll stun him. There's also a lot of design flaws in that fight. For example, on thing you can do is roll between his legs and smack the weak point on his tail


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Patient7 on February 18, 2008, 11:21:34 PM
I finished three Zelda games recently: Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Ocarina of Time. My thumb is sore now. :thumbup: :bluesad:

Ocarina of Time is by far the hardest of the three. The minor monsters are nothing, but the bosses are quite difficult; Ganon in particular frustrated me to no end. I even showed my frustration in front of my daughter, which I rarely do. In fact, when she gets frustrated over something silly like a game, I usually make her stop playing. So I asked her if she was going to make me stop playing and send me to bed early. She just said that I should stop playing--so that she could start (she's playing Wind Waker).


You should just go here http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/n64/game/197771.html (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/n64/game/197771.html)  It has a bunch of walkthroughs in case you get stuck.  How do you think I beat the Happy Mask Shop mini quest?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on February 19, 2008, 09:40:59 AM

Ganon is easy, sir. :3
Just fire the light arrow at his face, and you'll stun him. There's also a lot of design flaws in that fight. For example, on thing you can do is roll between his legs and smack the weak point on his tail



You should just go here [url]http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/n64/game/197771.html[/url] ([url]http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/n64/game/197771.html[/url])  It has a bunch of walkthroughs in case you get stuck.  How do you think I beat the Happy Mask Shop mini quest?


I did use the between-the-legs tactic, both with the hammer and with the Master Sword, and it worked much better than shooting the light arrows at his eyes. I also used online walkthroughs galore (you'll notice I did say that I finished the three Zelda games--an old fart like me isn't likely to finish games like that without at least a little strategy help  :tongueout:). The hard part with Ganon in Ocarina of Time is the combination of bad camera angles (I couldn't see where I was half the time) and the number of hits it takes to finish him off. He is difficult to finish off in the other two (I particularly hated the horse chase in TP and the bounce-the-arrow-off-my-shield part in WW), but OoT just seemed to go to greater lengths to make the fight difficult. I realize this is great from a challenge perspective, but for me the frustration ended up outweighing the fun of the challenge. I'm not a huge video gamer--the Wii is the first system I've bought since my original NES--so I don't use the controllers as well as many gamers do. I mainly like the quest-style games, and they are not as in fashion as they once were, so video game systems don't hold the same allure for me as they do for many since games I like are hard to find. Are there other Wii/Game Cube quest games that stack up well against the Zelda franchise?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 19, 2008, 09:41:51 AM
Finished Resident Evil 4 on the PS2.  Eh, it was good, almost very good.  Wasn't as fantastic as I was lead to believe.  There really wasn't much story to keep me interested, or any really cool guns.  Started with that Ada Wong mini game but got bored right away.  When you're used to uzi's and semi-auto shotguns, who the heck wants to go back to a crappy pistol that takes six shots to kill a guy?  I'm a bit intrigued with being able to buy an infinite ammo rocket launcher on my second time through, so maybe there'll be some replay value in the future.

Ordered God of War for the PS2, gotta wait for it to arrive.  Sounds like a helluva ride.  Right now I'm playing Metal Ger Solid 3:  Snake Eater.  Finished it once on very easy mode, now I'm going through on easy mode.  I think maybe I should have set it on normal mode  :tongueout:  It's pretty easy.  Got shot about ten times yesterday and it reduced my health by about 5%.  I think even I am up to a bit more challenge than that.  It's a cool game though, lots of varied environments and different stuff to keep you interested.  I'm in the mood for a sneaking mission after all the shootouts in RE4.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: rosemaryskiller on February 28, 2008, 04:44:19 AM
i own and play ps2 & (ps1 games) & xbox. i used to play nes/snes/sega and other systems but sadly traded them in. i also played alot of ps3/xbox360/wii but i dont own any of those, probably wont be buying them either. im good with my ps2/xbox  :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: DistantJ on February 29, 2008, 07:33:10 PM
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams on the Wii and Sonic Gems Collection on the PS2. Bit of a SEGA fix.  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on March 04, 2008, 11:31:04 PM
Just finished this past weekend unlocking everything on the 1st Lego Star Wars game for the PS2.

I am currently tearing through the 2nd one as well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on March 05, 2008, 12:37:00 AM
I just Borrowed "Super Mario Sunshine" from a friend. Its pretty cool. Can't wait for Smash Bros. Brawl!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on March 05, 2008, 03:49:38 AM
Playing through Rogue Galaxy for PS2. Then its off to Slient Hill Origins for PSP.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 05, 2008, 07:18:17 AM
Finished Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater on the PS2, for the second time.  Now I started God of War, it seems pretty crazy.  Already got stuck on one of the boss battles, had to look up the solution on the Internet.  I wasn't mashing the "O" button fast and furious enough.  Seems kind of challenging.  Now I'm fighting several big dudes with huge spiked metal balls they throw at me. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on March 06, 2008, 05:55:04 PM
I got back into my classic consoles.  Bought some old NES cartridges and a handful of Genesis carts as well.  I now have upwards of 80 NES games - and I'm actually nearing the end of buying NES games, as there aren't too many more I even want.  Kind of a nice feeling.

Anyway, I beat Battletoads on NES for the first time not too long ago.  I've owned the game since it came out in 1991.  For those who've played it, you'll understand why it took so long. 

Other games I've beaten recently: Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers (I've probably beaten it 30 times in the past 20 years), North & South, and Super Mario Bros 3. 

I've also been playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl with a friend lately.  He's visiting from Japan, and brought his Wii and Japanese copy of the game.  Good fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on March 06, 2008, 06:29:52 PM
I got back into my classic consoles.  Bought some old NES cartridges and a handful of Genesis carts as well.  I now have upwards of 80 NES games - and I'm actually nearing the end of buying NES games, as there aren't too many more I even want.  Kind of a nice feeling.

Anyway, I beat Battletoads on NES for the first time not too long ago.  I've owned the game since it came out in 1991.  For those who've played it, you'll understand why it took so long. 

Other games I've beaten recently: Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers (I've probably beaten it 30 times in the past 20 years), North & South, and Super Mario Bros 3. 

I've also been playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl with a friend lately.  He's visiting from Japan, and brought his Wii and Japanese copy of the game.  Good fun.


Old 90s games are the absolute BEST. Can't be beat.


And youve played BRAWL?! It doesnt even come out until Saturday night!! LUCKY! How much does it RULE?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: flackbait on March 08, 2008, 05:08:05 PM
Right now I'm working my way through Rome: Total War. For a history buff it doesn't get much more realistic or better than this.
Finished Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater on the PS2, for the second time.  Now I started God of War, it seems pretty crazy.  Already got stuck on one of the boss battles, had to look up the solution on the Internet.  I wasn't mashing the "O" button fast and furious enough.  Seems kind of challenging.  Now I'm fighting several big dudes with huge spiked metal balls they throw at me. 
Although I never playe God of War, I know for a fact Metal Gear Solid 3 is a good game! Its one of the few games that actually has a really, really good story line(that I've played I'm pretty sure that theres plenty out there).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on March 09, 2008, 03:52:03 PM
I AM PLAYING SMASH BROS BRAWL JHNFHGOREGRAGBAPREGBPRIG!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on March 09, 2008, 05:12:50 PM
I AM PLAYING SMASH BROS BRAWL JHNFHGOREGRAGBAPREGBPRIG!!!!!!!!

ditto  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on March 09, 2008, 07:38:51 PM
I AM PLAYING SMASH BROS BRAWL JHNFHGOREGRAGBAPREGBPRIG!!!!!!!!

ditto  :teddyr:

Dude, you should gimmie your Wii code so we can fight eachother online! Im having problems with my wireless internet right now and cant get online, but one I DO get online, we should fight!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on March 09, 2008, 07:53:10 PM
I AM PLAYING SMASH BROS BRAWL JHNFHGOREGRAGBAPREGBPRIG!!!!!!!!

ditto  :teddyr:

Dude, you should gimmie your Wii code so we can fight eachother online! Im having problems with my wireless internet right now and cant get online, but one I DO get online, we should fight!

Absolutely KY! Lemme know when your wireless is up and you can commence kicking my ass then. I'm an oddball in that amidst my friends I've always been the guy who has the easiest time beating the video games themselves, but I'm always the one who gets Thwomped by human opponents. Maybe I'm Neo or something, I dunno...

Speaking of Wii, anybody else plan on getting Mario Kart at the end of April? It's about time Nintendo embraced online play...  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wicked Nick on March 11, 2008, 06:39:15 AM
Re-playing Halo 3, on Heroic setting, which is fairly challenging.

Re-playing Baldur's Gate 2, for the I don't know which time.

Considering re-playing Homeworld 2 if it runs okay on Leopard.



Hells ya Baldurs Gate 2 is one of the most bad ass rpg's of all time. Currently Im playing Neverwinter nights 2. I'm rather disappointed with it I was expecting Baldurs gate, with greatly updated graphics. Instead its graphics are rather poor, and its game play is mediocre. I plan on finishing it but I just ordered Quake Enemy territory, and I plan on living on that game for the next year.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: DistantJ on March 11, 2008, 10:04:25 AM
NiGHTS on the Wii, Soul Calibur III on the PS2.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on March 11, 2008, 11:30:17 AM
NiGHTS on the Wii, Soul Calibur III on the PS2.

How is NiGHTS, J? I've heard mixed reviews, mostly disappointed though. I'm curious to see how it is, but the local Blockbuster's Wii selection is always crap and I'm too cheap to join GameFly.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on March 18, 2008, 04:18:01 PM
Well, this is what games WILL I be playing.  Finally my beloved Fallout series has a new entry:
http://www.nma-fallout.com/article.php?id=38620
http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/home/home.php

After many years, I'm stoked about a new game. 
-Ed


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Andrew on March 18, 2008, 04:36:54 PM
Final Fantasy X, but only when I have the free time, which means about an hour at a time, which means I'll probably still be playing it a year from now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on March 24, 2008, 08:06:24 PM
Picked up Silent Hill: Origins on the PS2 last week. 

A pretty good game especially considering it's a PSP port.  The only downside is that of all the Silent Hill games thus far, it's by far the shortest.  I blew through the game 1st time through in about 6 hours.  There appears to be a lot of unlockable content however so replayability seems like a definite possibility.

I also picked up Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters  on the PS2 which is also a PSP port.  Haven't really had a chance to properly dig into it yet but it appears to be on par quality wise with the other games. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: redsneaker on March 24, 2008, 08:13:41 PM
I started playing Oblivion for the 360 again. I took a break for a while. I had someone mod my original xbox and I got hooked on that for too long. It has all the Atari 2600, NES,SNES,GENESIS and few more consoles that didn't make it for too long. Wow.. what a toy. I also bought Overlord for 360 and couldn't stop playing till I finished. I dug Overlord.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 25, 2008, 10:58:41 AM
Almost done with God of War for the PS2.  Very fun game, lots of variety in the environments and a good mix of combat and puzzle solving.  The story is actually pretty good as well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Patient7 on March 25, 2008, 06:19:52 PM
SWEEET!!  I got Twilight Princess for the Wii and Chains of Olympus for the PSP.  My brother also got Smash Brothers Brawl, very fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on March 26, 2008, 12:02:26 PM
  My brother also got Smash Brothers Brawl, very fun.

DUDE! we should fight online!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on March 26, 2008, 12:50:46 PM
Finally unlocked everybody in Smash Bros. and I'm currently working on unlocking more trophies and stickers. When I'm not doing that, I finally picked up some new N64 memory cards, so I've decided to play the original Turok after all these years. Wow, I forgot how much fun that is!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Patient7 on March 26, 2008, 09:53:29 PM
  My brother also got Smash Brothers Brawl, very fun.

DUDE! we should fight online!

I would but I didn't hook mine up to the internet.  I don't know how, I fear being known as that particular noob that got powned, and I don't think my parents want me hooking anything crazy up to the internet.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on March 28, 2008, 11:38:32 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/GTASABOX.jpg)
Spending time playing pool, gambling, boning girlfriends and just driving around. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on April 01, 2008, 10:20:03 PM
Knee deep at the moment in the PS2 port of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters.  Reminds me a lot of the 1st game except with strafing and it's one of the harder games in the series IMO.

I also picked up the PS2 version of Marvel Ultimate Alliance this past weekend which I'll probably dig into a bit tonight after I get off of work here in about 40 minutes.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 02, 2008, 09:20:15 AM
Finished God of War and picked up Socom 2:  US Navy Seals.  Not a bad game, but it makes you restart at the beginning of the level if you fail the mission (which is every time so far).  Takes about 20 minites to go through the whole level.  I'm becoming intimately familiar with the first one.  The weapons inventory is kind of a mess.  You can trade your gun for a different one (off a dead enemy soldier), but it's hard to figure out what kind of gun you're getting.  Apparently there's a sniper rifle, but I can't tell if I've gotten it because it doesn't seem any different than the gun I started with.  I got a grenade one time, don't know where I got it or how to get it again. 

Oh well, I guess I need to play it some more and figure this stuff out.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on April 03, 2008, 04:14:51 AM
I've just upgraded to a Core Duo computer, and I'm giving a try at the games that put my earlier computer to its knees.

Right now is "Medal of Honor: Airborne"'s turn. It worked all right in my Athlon64, but the loading times were a pain in the ass, and now when I get killed I can restart in a matter of seconds. I'm about to finish the game, I'm enjoying it more than I expected, although I would have appreciated a couple of more stages.

Next in line are "Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter II" and "Crysis".


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on April 15, 2008, 11:09:49 PM
The old lady and I went out to the Nintendo World store today (to school the snot-nosed punks on how to play Guitar Hero), so we sidetripped it over to Dave & Busters for a late lunch and some more gaming. Much to our amazement, the place has had some redecorating in the months since our last visit, including... a pair of Mario Kart Arcade 2 machines! :buggedout:

After years of struggling to get from 8th place to 1st, it's a little weak only having four racers playing, but the character selection is made a little more interesting by the inclusion of Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Blinky the Ghost, and a Tamagotchi character. Yep, the game itself was created by Namco, so their big dot-eating franchise has a sizable presence. For each race, there's also a camera installed into the machine that will take your picture and apply it to a cartoon "head frame" by which other racers can identify you in game. The wife and I had a lot of fun with this.

The classic Kart weapons are handled rather oddly here. Gone are the classic shells, invincibility stars, lightning bolts, banana peels, etc. Now, before each race you're given a sort of "slot machine" mechanic that decides which set of three weapons you'll be able to access when you run through a patch of '?' coins (rather than the traditional blocks). The weapons range from backwards attack items (to hit folks behind you), basic forward projectile weapons, and homing weapons, and include things like smoke bombs, an exploding turtle shell, something that makes your opponent's steering go all wonky, a variation of Mario's FLUDD pack from Super Mario Sunshine that shoots several shots in a pattern around your car, a cannon that launches a Bullet Bill, a variation of the wonky steering item but with a Dr. Mario virus that allows the victim to transfer it to any opponent that they brush up against, and more.

The tracks aren't especially spectacular, but given that it was a Namco creation and not a Nintendo one, I'm sad to say I didn't expect much. Still fun none-the-less, and definitely the first machine I'll be heading for as long as it's still there!  :thumbup::teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on April 16, 2008, 09:33:57 PM
Just started working my way through Need For Speed: Most Wanted on the PS2.

I had been waiting and waiting for them to do another Hot Pursuit title and this is as close as we're likely to get.  Pretty cool stuff. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on April 17, 2008, 12:04:51 AM
I spent most of the day today playing Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, released way back in 1993 for the PC. It's a cool game, and I'm glad I'm finally getting around to playing it.

I'm also playing Lost Odyssey and Assassin's Creed for the 360.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on April 17, 2008, 12:43:09 AM
Oh, god. I'm addicted to Beautiful Katamari.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on April 17, 2008, 03:43:23 AM
I spent most of the day today playing Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, released way back in 1993 for the PC. It's a cool game, and I'm glad I'm finally getting around to playing it.

I'm also playing Lost Odyssey and Assassin's Creed for the 360.

Guess you're using DOSBox, then. Those old games and Windows shouldn't mix. I use DOSBox myself all the time, mostly to play "Stunts" and "Wolfenstein 3D".


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on April 17, 2008, 01:27:47 PM
I spent most of the day today playing Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, released way back in 1993 for the PC. It's a cool game, and I'm glad I'm finally getting around to playing it.

I'm also playing Lost Odyssey and Assassin's Creed for the 360.

Guess you're using DOSBox, then. Those old games and Windows shouldn't mix. I use DOSBox myself all the time, mostly to play "Stunts" and "Wolfenstein 3D".

Actually, I was able to find a webpage where somebody had created an easy install program that takes care of all the little tweaks you need to run the game, which was pretty neat.

I've had to use DOSBox a lot as well, although I've also had some success with VDMSound, mostly for the Leisure Suit Larry games. DOSBox reminds me a lot of how much I do not like MS-DOS. I'm so glad the days of boot disks and reconfiguring config.sys and autoexec.bat files are over.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on April 17, 2008, 02:38:52 PM
I can understand that. People who start using PCs this days can do almost everything they want after a few seconds of reading message boards, then using colourful assistants filled with balloons and whatnot. I love DOSBox, but I certainly don't miss MS-DOS 6.22.

If you are a regular DOSBox user, though, you can do without typing a single character. There are many useful frontends out there, like DBGL or D-Fend Reloaded. Here's how mine looks like:

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2858/dosboxba2.th.png) (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dosboxba2.png)

The only draw I find in this DOS emulator are the system requirements. Almost everybody can play point and clic adventures, but it takes a real high-end PC to play 3D shooters.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 23, 2008, 08:10:40 AM
I quit SOCOM II for the PS2 about 2/3rds of the way through.  It was getting boring and frustrating.  I got to this one mission where I got killed about 25 times.  You have to restart the mission from the beginning every time, my guys kept getting themselves killed, they usually ignored my orders, and if I made it through the first 15 minutes of the mission then snipers would appear all around us and somebody would instantly get killed, ending the mission.  It wasn't all that great a game to start with, the character movements were pretty cheesy (I love shooting a guy who's busy running while he's stuck against a wall).  You could shoot a guy 3 times and it would have no effect, then hit 'em a fourth time and they'd drop dead.  I guess the main appeal of the game is to play it online, but I don't feel like hooking my PS2 up to the internet, getting one of those headsets, blah blah blah.  I got it used for 5 bucks at Gamespot, no great loss.

Went back to playing Project Snowblind for the PS2.  I haven't played it in a while, it's my favorite first person shooter of all time. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 23, 2008, 08:35:09 AM
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc49/Marquisman45/MarioSonicOlympicGames.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j36/bdistler/mortal-kombat-armageddon.jpg)
Mortal Kombat Armageddon


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on April 23, 2008, 11:03:41 AM


([url]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j36/bdistler/mortal-kombat-armageddon.jpg[/url])
Mortal Kombat Armageddon


Im stuck somewhere in the konquest mode.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on April 23, 2008, 12:37:03 PM
Joined a NetFlix style game service called GamezNFlix.com a few weeks ago and they sent me Excite Truck. I'm enjoying the heck out of it, but I'm glad I rented it rather than purchased it. I might pick up a used copy somewhere down the line, but right now my wallet's sights are set squarely on Mario Kart on Sunday.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: DistantJ on April 23, 2008, 04:58:22 PM
Mario Kart! With the steering wheel :D

Oh also, yes, Silent Hill is awesome!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 23, 2008, 09:08:37 PM


([url]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j36/bdistler/mortal-kombat-armageddon.jpg[/url])
Mortal Kombat Armageddon


Im stuck somewhere in the konquest mode.

As am I.  Somewhere just after the "Snow Beast" section.  I found my mom in a temple thing and was tested.  Right about there.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on April 24, 2008, 01:32:19 PM


([url]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j36/bdistler/mortal-kombat-armageddon.jpg[/url])
Mortal Kombat Armageddon


Im stuck somewhere in the konquest mode.

As am I.  Somewhere just after the "Snow Beast" section.  I found my mom in a temple thing and was tested.  Right about there.


Yea, im stuck in one of those training temples. Its realy tough. I gotta fight all these undead ninjas while im poisoned. It sucks.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Patient7 on April 24, 2008, 02:02:37 PM


([url]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j36/bdistler/mortal-kombat-armageddon.jpg[/url])
Mortal Kombat Armageddon


Im stuck somewhere in the konquest mode.

As am I.  Somewhere just after the "Snow Beast" section.  I found my mom in a temple thing and was tested.  Right about there.


Yea, im stuck in one of those training temples. Its realy tough. I gotta fight all these undead ninjas while im poisoned. It sucks.


Is that the part with the ice hammer?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on April 24, 2008, 02:50:06 PM
No, im past that. Your'e thinking of the training pillar in Sub-Zero's temple. I'm in the one in the underworld.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 24, 2008, 09:40:58 PM


([url]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j36/bdistler/mortal-kombat-armageddon.jpg[/url])
Mortal Kombat Armageddon


Im stuck somewhere in the konquest mode.

As am I.  Somewhere just after the "Snow Beast" section.  I found my mom in a temple thing and was tested.  Right about there.


Yea, im stuck in one of those training temples. Its realy tough. I gotta fight all these undead ninjas while im poisoned. It sucks.

I have like, 7 tests to complete.  They give you 75 seconds to defeat like, 100 or more enemies.  I beat them, but I keep not passing the next test.  I gotta keep restarting at the temple until I'm done all 7 I suppose.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: moman on April 27, 2008, 10:23:12 PM
I'm gonna try and finish Vice City tommorow, I was on it for a big before. Then on Tuesday GTA IV is out  :twirl:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on April 28, 2008, 06:09:00 AM
Picked up Mario Kart Wii yesterday and have put in a good 8 hours or so already. When we showed up at GameStop yesterday, the guy behind the counter immediately asked, "Mario Kart?". The game looks pretty good (not as nice as Mario Galaxy or Smash Bros.), I enjoy the sizable cache of unlockables (there's actually an excuse now to run time trials!), I like the variety in tracks (32 in all!), and the Wii-mote controls have been great so far (drifting still eludes me though...). I'm so used to Mario Kart Double Dash though (fiancee and I play it everyday) that I'm really starting to miss having two characters in my kart and I definitely hope the personalized special weapons make a return in the next installment. So far so good. I'd give it a 4-out-of-5 as it stands.  :thumbup: :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 28, 2008, 08:38:40 AM
Picked up Mario Kart Wii yesterday and have put in a good 8 hours or so already. When we showed up at GameStop yesterday, the guy behind the counter immediately asked, "Mario Kart?". The game looks pretty good (not as nice as Mario Galaxy or Smash Bros.), I enjoy the sizable cache of unlockables (there's actually an excuse now to run time trials!), I like the variety in tracks (32 in all!), and the Wii-mote controls have been great so far (drifting still eludes me though...). I'm so used to Mario Kart Double Dash though (fiancee and I play it everyday) that I'm really starting to miss having two characters in my kart and I definitely hope the personalized special weapons make a return in the next installment. So far so good. I'd give it a 4-out-of-5 as it stands.  :thumbup: :teddyr:
I'm looking to pick that up shortly.  The Wii is my first foray into the next gen game consoles.  I loved the old NES and N64, but in the past few years have been a diehard PlayStation fan.  But the PS3 costs way too much, and I hate XBox with a passion, so I grabbed a Wii.  I've been playing the hell out of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: DistantJ on May 05, 2008, 01:40:47 PM
Is Mario & Sonic @ The Olympics any good? I love the Wii but that game I'm not sure if it's worth the price or not.

Oh and I'm currently playing House of the Dead 2 & 3 on the Wii with a blaster gun my girlfriend got me, and still Mario Kart (because it's awesome).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on May 05, 2008, 04:54:01 PM
By day I'm killing time on the 360 GTA IV, by night the fiancee and I are all over Mario Kart's WiFi. On good nights she chuckles with glee, on bad nights she vows fatal vendettas on people she's never met before. :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on May 06, 2008, 12:34:24 AM
Playing Persona 3: Fes edition for PS2.For $30 you get not only a improved version of Persona 3 but whole other game that about 30 hours long.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on May 07, 2008, 11:28:13 AM
(http://www.xboxinstock.com/shop/images/marvel.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 07, 2008, 09:12:27 PM
I've been playing Mario Kart Wii.

Is Mario & Sonic @ The Olympics any good? I love the Wii but that game I'm not sure if it's worth the price or not.

Oh and I'm currently playing House of the Dead 2 & 3 on the Wii with a blaster gun my girlfriend got me, and still Mario Kart (because it's awesome).
It's pretty fun, actually.  There's plenty of different events, too.  Table tennis, long distance, that clay pigeon shooting thing. 



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on May 07, 2008, 10:20:16 PM
I'm going to get a next gen system with my tax return next year.  I haven't quite decided on which one yet.  I've been leaning to the Wii but if the rumored significant price drop on the PS3 happens around this upcoming Christmas, I'll probably go that route.

I'm still playing the heck out of my PS2, Dreamcast and Genesis at the moment.   :tongueout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on May 07, 2008, 10:55:26 PM
I'm going to get a next gen system with my tax return next year.  I haven't quite decided on which one yet.  I've been leaning to the Wii but if the rumored significant price drop on the PS3 happens around this upcoming Christmas, I'll probably go that route.

I'm still playing the heck out of my PS2, Dreamcast and Genesis at the moment.   :tongueout:

Dude, let me do you a favor. Dont get a ps3.

If you're one of those folks who are nuts about high tech graphics, get a 360. Yea, there used to be the problem with the red ring, but the latest batches have had next to no problems. And the problem will be even MORE extinct if you wait a year like you say you are. Trust me on this one. I work at a game store. The Wii is awsome as well. Not as many shooters, but has some kick ass fighting games as well as party games, which are in my opinion, the best kind of game. The kind you can play with friends. Plus you can play gamecube games on there as well as download oldschool nintendo games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: DistantJ on May 08, 2008, 04:18:00 AM
I'm going to get a next gen system with my tax return next year.  I haven't quite decided on which one yet.  I've been leaning to the Wii but if the rumored significant price drop on the PS3 happens around this upcoming Christmas, I'll probably go that route.

I'm still playing the heck out of my PS2, Dreamcast and Genesis at the moment.   :tongueout:

Dude, let me do you a favor. Dont get a ps3.

If you're one of those folks who are nuts about high tech graphics, get a 360. Yea, there used to be the problem with the red ring, but the latest batches have had next to no problems. And the problem will be even MORE extinct if you wait a year like you say you are. Trust me on this one. I work at a game store. The Wii is awsome as well. Not as many shooters, but has some kick ass fighting games as well as party games, which are in my opinion, the best kind of game. The kind you can play with friends. Plus you can play gamecube games on there as well as download oldschool nintendo games.

Well that depends what he wasts, doesn't it? If he wants to play Metal Gear or Final Fantasy or whatever then he should pay the extra.

I got the Wii because it's something I have time for and it's entertaining instead of same old hardcore skill-and-time-requiring shooters and RPGs, plus I always loved Zelda since I was a kid.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 08, 2008, 08:34:54 AM
I'm going to get a next gen system with my tax return next year.  I haven't quite decided on which one yet.  I've been leaning to the Wii but if the rumored significant price drop on the PS3 happens around this upcoming Christmas, I'll probably go that route.

I'm still playing the heck out of my PS2, Dreamcast and Genesis at the moment.   :tongueout:

I went with the Wii for now.  It's great for parties and everything.  Plus, it's the cheapest of the three.  But, I'm a playstation fan, myself.  So I'm hoping at some point in the next 4-5 months to pick up a PS3.  I've NEVER been a fan of Xbox.  I played a friend's, and swore never to buy one of my own.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on May 08, 2008, 11:58:10 AM
I've NEVER been a fan of Xbox.  I played a friend's, and swore never to buy one of my own.


Really? It was THAT bad? Woow! What happened?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: asimpson2006 on May 08, 2008, 01:48:20 PM
I don't have enough money to get a next gen system, so I'm stick with the last gen systems that I have (Through my Xbox and Gamecube are in storage).  I've been sticking with some flight combat simulator games such as the Ace Combat games and Airforce Delta Strike. 

But I'm always sticking to my fighting games for ever since I enjoy those games the most.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 08, 2008, 09:55:06 PM
I've NEVER been a fan of Xbox.  I played a friend's, and swore never to buy one of my own.


Really? It was THAT bad? Woow! What happened?
System's big and clunky, with a horrible remote system.  Plus the games were bad.  Plus, as much as I like Bill Gates, I don't feel the need to plunk down a grand for a video game system.  I don't want a second computer.  Just overall I don't like it.  I'll admit, for the 360, the graphics weren't bad, but eh.  Just not my system.  If you like it, that's fine.  Some people like apples and some like oranges.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on May 09, 2008, 04:00:23 PM
Just picked up SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1 for the PS2 yesterday.

I'm a little disappointed in that some of the games on here I already have on other SNK PS2 anthologies for those respective series (the 1st games of Fatal Fury, World Heroes, Metal Slug, Art of Fighting), but for the remaining 12 this is gaming bliss. If you love 2D gaming and/or enjoyed the Neo Geo in arcades (remember those?) back in the early to mid 90's, this is a must have.

I'm most enjoying playing the shooter Last Resort and the overhead Mercs style shooter Shock Troopers.   


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on May 09, 2008, 05:18:57 PM
I remember NeoGeo well. Had a ball in my teens playing the Metal Slug series. And Neo Turf Masters is easily the best golfing game ever.

Didn't care much for their fighting games, all be said. Back then I was an avid SF2 player.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on August 14, 2008, 07:55:40 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Castlevania_chronicles_na.jpg)

I suck at this game...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on August 14, 2008, 02:43:07 PM
Does anyone here play "Trackmania Forever" on the PC? It's free through Steam, I've been playing it for a couple of days and I'm pretty impressed.

Anyone play Counter-Strike? How about Unreal Tournament 2004? I built a bunch of mods for UT2004, PM me if you're interested in any of them. .


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 14, 2008, 04:12:47 PM
Currently trying to get through Metal Slug 3 on no continues. 

Here's a guy who pulled off a brilliant speed run of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJhoRudIZFY


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 14, 2008, 04:20:42 PM
I've also been trying to get through Lightening Force (a.k.a. Thunder Force IV) on the Genesis with no continues.   

Man, talk about brutal!   :tongueout:  I can do fine up until the last couple of levels.

Here's some footage of this classic shooter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si95-13GsaE&feature=related


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 14, 2008, 08:17:06 PM
I've also been trying to get through Lightening Force (a.k.a. Thunder Force IV) on the Genesis with no continues.   

Man, talk about brutal!   :tongueout:  I can do fine up until the last couple of levels.

Here's some footage of this classic shooter.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si95-13GsaE&feature=related[/url]

Haven't played that in YEARS.

Used to love the Genesis.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 15, 2008, 04:39:05 PM
I've started working through Alien Hominid on the PS2 again. Man that game is hard as hell. I'm going to try to get through it on no continues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvhoyJqzrf0


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on August 15, 2008, 05:09:26 PM
I'm currently replaying "Sniper Elite". It does not look as polished as the first time I played it, but it's nevertheless a pretty much great game. And you gotta love the bullet cam when you finally get to shoot that guy in the nuts from 200 yards.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 15, 2008, 05:23:05 PM
I'm playing Primal for the PS2 for the second time.  Actually a bit more fun this time, as a big problem with the game is that it often leaves you with no idea of where to go next.  Still kind of dull though.  You've only got one weapon per level, and combat gets pretty darned repetitious.  The few little puzzles are moderately fun though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on August 15, 2008, 05:27:29 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e9/ShaqFu_logo.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on August 15, 2008, 05:34:28 PM
"Shaq-fu" for the Megadrive or Super Famicon took lots of flak on its time, but it is a rather decent one on one fighter, and the graphics and animations are nothing short of impressive for its time.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on August 15, 2008, 05:40:36 PM
"Shaq-fu" for the Megadrive or Super Famicon took lots of flak on its time, but it is a rather decent one on one fighter, and the graphics and animations are nothing short of impressive for its time.

It's awful, the concept is ludicrous and the controls are totally unresponsive. I've only been playing it for a good laugh.
You go to hit a guy and you end up flying across the screen about 5 times!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on August 15, 2008, 05:44:49 PM
I sort of like it. The graphics alone are worth Shaq's cringe inducing dialogue. As for the controls, I've seen worse. Try "Body Blows" for Amiga or PC if you want to see a completely rotten fighting game.

I'd choose "Shaq-fu" over "Body blows" anytime.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 15, 2008, 05:47:14 PM
I sort of like it. The graphics alone are worth Shaq's cringe inducing dialogue. As for the controls, I've seen worse. Try "Body Blows" for Amiga or PC if you want to see a completely rotten fighting game.

I'd choose "Shaq-fu" over "Body blows" anytime.

Or Rise of the Robots 2.   :tongueout: Man, what an awful, awful game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on August 15, 2008, 05:48:40 PM
I sort of like it. The graphics alone are worth Shaq's cringe inducing dialogue. As for the controls, I've seen worse. Try "Body Blows" for Amiga or PC if you want to see a completely rotten fighting game.

I'd choose "Shaq-fu" over "Body blows" anytime.

I think i've played it years ago, my cousin had it. The worst fighter I have ever played, hands down is "Blood & Iron" on the playstation. It sucked big time.

Oh yeah, god yeah, "Rise Of The Robots", dear me! That was my other cousins favourite game!!!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 15, 2008, 08:09:55 PM
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/J-Klook/VideoGames/Playstion%202/MortalKombatArmageddon.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/ItalianAF82/wwesmackvs.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n204/BatWings14/National%20Hockey%20League/05_NHL_Shield.png)
NHL 2005


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: brooky1969 on August 17, 2008, 01:03:57 AM
Mario Kart DS with Space Invaders Extreme DS waiting in the wings. Since I bought the DS last December it's all I use anymore.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on August 17, 2008, 03:23:17 PM
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e9/ShaqFu_logo.png[/url])


HA! Most rediculous game Ive ever played! Karma!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on August 17, 2008, 04:13:44 PM
The wife and I have been rocking the emulators on our modded XBox lately. We pummeled various thugs who all dress the same in Final Fight 2 and the arcade Punisher beat 'em up.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on August 17, 2008, 04:38:58 PM
I can't express with words how much I love emulators. Lately I've ben digging into the greatest hits of the Amstrad CPC computer, of which I was an avid user during the 80s:

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9928/cap32000sw3.th.png) (http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32000sw3.png) (http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1301/cap32001pz7.th.png) (http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32001pz7.png) (http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/9333/cap32002iq0.th.png) (http://img56.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32002iq0.png) (http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8453/cap32003zn4.th.png) (http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32003zn4.png)

(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9223/cap32004fz4.th.png) (http://img398.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32004fz4.png) (http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3245/cap32005mw1.th.png) (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32005mw1.png) (http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9684/cap32006ot0.th.png) (http://img398.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32006ot0.png) (http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8320/cap32008ci4.th.png) (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32008ci4.png)


I guess the pics must look hideous to the young people around. Today even the crappiest cellphone can offer much more than this, but I still get a kick out of this games, even more so now that I don't need to load them with a data cassette and keep my fingers crossed through 5 minutes of tedious loading.

These days you can play all of these ancient systems on your PC, from the Apple II to the CBM Amiga, and also most of the videoconsoles, like the Genesis or the Super Famicon. Hell, even N64 or PLaystation, if you have a decent computer. But I still feel the urge to play with my old Amstrad CPC. Go figure.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Patient7 on August 17, 2008, 04:55:18 PM
My brother just got a PS3 with Metal Gear Solid 4, so we've been playing that for a while.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on August 17, 2008, 09:06:01 PM
I can't express with words how much I love emulators. Lately I've ben digging into the greatest hits of the Amstrad CPC computer, of which I was an avid user during the 80s:

([url]http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9928/cap32000sw3.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32000sw3.png[/url]) ([url]http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1301/cap32001pz7.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32001pz7.png[/url]) ([url]http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/9333/cap32002iq0.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img56.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32002iq0.png[/url]) ([url]http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8453/cap32003zn4.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32003zn4.png[/url])

([url]http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9223/cap32004fz4.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img398.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32004fz4.png[/url]) ([url]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3245/cap32005mw1.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32005mw1.png[/url]) ([url]http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9684/cap32006ot0.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img398.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32006ot0.png[/url]) ([url]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8320/cap32008ci4.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32008ci4.png[/url])


I guess the pics must look hideous to the young people around. Today even the crappiest cellphone can offer much more than this, but I still get a kick out of this games, even more so now that I don't need to load them with a data cassette and keep my fingers crossed through 5 minutes of tedious loading.

These days you can play all of these ancient systems on your PC, from the Apple II to the CBM Amiga, and also most of the videoconsoles, like the Genesis or the Super Famicon. Hell, even N64 or PLaystation, if you have a decent computer. But I still feel the urge to play with my old Amstrad CPC. Go figure.


Who cares about graphics? The only thing that is important in a game is the way it plays.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 18, 2008, 05:45:34 PM
I've started working through the SNES game Contra 3: The Alien Wars seeing if I can make it through the game in one continue. I used to be able to do this back in my high school gaming days, but now my skills aren't quite what they used to be.

Here's a nice speed run for it that I found:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70c0WVolr0c&feature=related


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 20, 2008, 02:54:28 AM
I picked up Megaman X8 for the PS2 today for five bucks.  Pretty good game overall though it lacks the charm of the classic NES ganes.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on August 20, 2008, 04:29:58 AM
I did play most of the "Magaman" games for the Gamebot & NES, but ultimately left the series. They're truly great games, but the gameplay is so unforgiving I always ended in frustration.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on August 20, 2008, 12:19:52 PM
I just got this offa Ebay.

SWEET!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9eRAWHQl9g


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on August 20, 2008, 02:07:02 PM
I just got this offa Ebay.

SWEET!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9eRAWHQl9g[/url]


I AM SOOOOO JEALOUS!!!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on August 20, 2008, 09:11:53 PM
I bought Braid off of Xbox Live yesterday and played through the entire in thing in (almost) one sitting. The entire game is quite ingenious, and is currently one of my favorite games of the year.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6a/Braidlogo.jpg)

Basically you play as a small guy who wanders through some beautifully drawn 2D levels and has the ability to manipulate time. From those simple mechanics are developed some devious puzzles and a truly disarming story.

If you like puzzle games at all, I highly recommend Braid.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 21, 2008, 02:39:21 AM
I finally got back to playing Hot Shots Golf Fore! tonight on the PS2. I'm trying to beat the national championship stage trial. You have to shoot a 3 under par while also getting 2800 points on the hardest course so far IMO. They also stick you with a 2 stroke penalty if you  go into the rough.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 21, 2008, 09:02:21 PM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r176/Chesterfield_King/btime.jpg)
BurgerTime- An underrated game nobody seems to either remember, or even have heard of.  I played it on the NES as a kid.  Still, twenty years later, one of the HARDEST games I've played.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 22, 2008, 03:39:27 AM
I have an enhanced version of Burgertime on my cellphone. I used to play it all the time growing up. The key to getting far in it is to group the enemies to where they all travel in a pack.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on August 22, 2008, 03:41:43 AM
Mofo,

Just saw a review for Braid and it looks pretty interesting!  I'll have to check it out.


Anyways I just found out they're releasing Dead Rising on the wii, so that's giving me one reason to claim back my nintendo from my brother.  Now I can live out zombie mayhem and NOT buy a 360!  Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on August 22, 2008, 05:19:06 AM
Even though it's going to be obsolete in 2 months...

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/Zaheer_Devil/FIFA_08.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 22, 2008, 08:28:16 AM
I have an enhanced version of Burgertime on my cellphone. I used to play it all the time growing up. The key to getting far in it is to group the enemies to where they all travel in a pack.
That's what I've been doing.  Trying to at least.

BurgerTime was a fun game.  PaperBoy as well.  Paper Boy had the worst route in history.  They better have paid him well, dealing with the tornadoes, dogs, Grim Reaper, grandmothers with knives, etc.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 24, 2008, 12:48:01 PM
I loved the arcade version of Paperboy with the bicycle handlebar control method.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 25, 2008, 09:03:45 PM
I loved the arcade version of Paperboy with the bicycle handlebar control method.
I'm not familar.  When was that out?

I know it from the home video NES version. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 25, 2008, 09:32:55 PM
I loved the arcade version of Paperboy with the bicycle handlebar control method.

I'm not familar.  When was that out?

I know it from the home video NES version. 


back in the mid 80's.  The NES version was actually an arcade port.  There were triggers on the handles so that you flick those to shoot papers at the subscribers house.

(http://mtvgames.typepad.com/mtv_video_games_blog/images/paperboy1_1_1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 26, 2008, 10:23:16 AM
I loved the arcade version of Paperboy with the bicycle handlebar control method.

I'm not familar.  When was that out?

I know it from the home video NES version. 


back in the mid 80's.  The NES version was actually an arcade port.  There were triggers on the handles so that you flick those to shoot papers at the subscribers house.

([url]http://mtvgames.typepad.com/mtv_video_games_blog/images/paperboy1_1_1.jpg[/url])

I was born after it had been ported to NES, apparently.   :buggedout:

But I used to play the NES version as a kid.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 26, 2008, 05:07:16 PM
I started working through Phantasy Star IV again for the Sega Genesis last night.

Here's some gameplay footage from it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phuhcZm18z4&feature=related


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on August 26, 2008, 05:20:56 PM
So I dug out Shadowman......I HATE THIS GAME!!!!  :hatred:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynyW6Di1dBs&feature=related

Think I might burn it  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on August 26, 2008, 05:30:46 PM
Torgo, if you like console-style RPGs (I certainly prefer them to PC ones), there are lots of Super Famicon RPGs that are ripe for rediscobery. Some of them, like "Seiken Densetsu 3" or "Star Ocean", have been recently translated into English, as they only were available in Japan back then.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: brooky1969 on August 26, 2008, 05:39:02 PM
Space Invaders Extreme DS

And I thought I was pretty good at shooters, but this game is telling me I'm definitely not. Very cool though, they managed to bring it into the new century while still retaining the old school charm of the original.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 26, 2008, 05:54:33 PM
Torgo, if you like console-style RPGs (I certainly prefer them to PC ones), there are lots of Super Famicon RPGs that are ripe for rediscobery. Some of them, like "Seiken Densetsu 3" or "Star Ocean", have been recently translated into English, as they only were available in Japan back then.

I had a Super NES back in the 90's and I loved it for the RPG's especially.  Lufia 1 & 2 are great games and the 2 you mentioned are great as well.
I've got a Super NES emulator on the Dreamcast that has about 600 games on the disc and there are a lot of cool RPG's on it that I used to play.

I've always regretted getting rid of my SNES and Genesis stuff when the Playstation One came out.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on August 27, 2008, 02:54:46 AM
I've never been a RPG person myself, but the closer I've never been to become one was exploring the SNES library of games through emulation. "Super Mario RPG" is a great one for beginners, and I could rave for hours about "Chrono Trigger".


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on August 27, 2008, 05:03:29 PM
I just got a sale copy of the Half-Life 2 Orange Box.  My gaming needs are good for along time!
-Ed


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 27, 2008, 08:51:16 PM
I can't express with words how much I love emulators. Lately I've ben digging into the greatest hits of the Amstrad CPC computer, of which I was an avid user during the 80s:

([url]http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9928/cap32000sw3.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32000sw3.png[/url]) ([url]http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1301/cap32001pz7.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32001pz7.png[/url]) ([url]http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/9333/cap32002iq0.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img56.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32002iq0.png[/url]) ([url]http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8453/cap32003zn4.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32003zn4.png[/url])

([url]http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9223/cap32004fz4.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img398.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32004fz4.png[/url]) ([url]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3245/cap32005mw1.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32005mw1.png[/url]) ([url]http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9684/cap32006ot0.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img398.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32006ot0.png[/url]) ([url]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8320/cap32008ci4.th.png[/url]) ([url]http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cap32008ci4.png[/url])


I guess the pics must look hideous to the young people around. Today even the crappiest cellphone can offer much more than this, but I still get a kick out of this games, even more so now that I don't need to load them with a data cassette and keep my fingers crossed through 5 minutes of tedious loading.

These days you can play all of these ancient systems on your PC, from the Apple II to the CBM Amiga, and also most of the videoconsoles, like the Genesis or the Super Famicon. Hell, even N64 or PLaystation, if you have a decent computer. But I still feel the urge to play with my old Amstrad CPC. Go figure.

It's gameplay that's most important as far as I'm concerned.  I'm 24, grew up with Nintendo/Sega, then later the PlayStation.  A lot of the games for NES looked terrible, but the gameplay was great and you could have unlimited plays with it.  Double Dragon looked terrible from what I remember, but had a great system that allowed for numerous replayability.  Some games now look like animated movies but have a horrible system to support it, so you only play it once and never play it again.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 28, 2008, 02:07:17 AM
Truly great gameplay will always transcend graphics.  I was born in 1975 so when I started to play videogames it was around the time that the Atari 5200 had come out in the early 80's.  I was able to grow up around all of the classic arcade games which was awesome looking back. 

I still love playing Yar's Revenge on the Atari 2600 as I do playing Metal Gear Solid 4 on the PS3.   I have an eleven year old nephew that I've gotten hooked on classic gaming.  When he's over at my house he wants to challenge me on Donkey Kong Jr. more than anything else.    Couldn't make me happier! 

 He also loves playing Gunstar Heroes on the Sega Genesis with me as well.  He thinks classic gaming is more fun and he's eleven!   I think it's the pick-up-and-play aspect of those games that keeps people  coming back to them.  Easy to play, hard to master.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on August 28, 2008, 11:58:01 AM
Truly great gameplay will always transcend graphics. 

I fully agree.  A bad game that looks good will only provide limited entertainment.  You have to have a GAME under all those graphics. 
-Ed


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 28, 2008, 08:29:03 PM
Question:  Anyone know anything about if they're gonna come out with a new Earthworm Jim game?

I heard something about the Wii possibly. 

Truly great gameplay will always transcend graphics. 

I fully agree.  A bad game that looks good will only provide limited entertainment.  You have to have a GAME under all those graphics. 
-Ed
Totally agreed. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on August 29, 2008, 07:41:15 AM
Question:  Anyone know anything about if they're gonna come out with a new Earthworm Jim game?

I heard something about the Wii possibly. 

Truly great gameplay will always transcend graphics. 

I fully agree.  A bad game that looks good will only provide limited entertainment.  You have to have a GAME under all those graphics. 
-Ed
Totally agreed. 

Jeez, I wish you guys could have a talk with most of the people that come thru my work! (I work at gamestop.) Mostly its the ps3 guys who are the graphics nuts.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on August 29, 2008, 07:37:18 PM
I'm  still  trying to beat the National Championship stage trial on Hot Shots Golf Fore!  on the PS2.  Good thing I don't play golf in real life as I would probably hurt someone in real life.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 29, 2008, 08:41:14 PM
I'm  still  trying to beat the National Championship stage trial on Hot Shots Golf Fore!  on the PS2.  Good thing I don't play golf in real life as I would probably hurt someone in real life.
Much the same reason I don't play.  Also, because I have a short fuse, much like my namesake, Happy Gilmore.  That's not a joke, either, which is sad. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rattrap007 on September 05, 2008, 10:49:10 PM
Mercenaries 2.. tons of fun and you get to blow stuff up!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on September 06, 2008, 12:17:22 AM
you get to blow stuff up!

Thats ALWAYS a plus!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on September 08, 2008, 10:08:25 AM
I picked up Battlefield: Bad Company the other day for my Xbox 360 and it kicks some serious ass!   :thumbup:

I didn't think it was gonna be all that good but for once the single player and multiplayer are both great.  Usually one sucks and the other doesn't but not in this game.
It also has a great sense of humor and some of the things that come out of your squadmate's mouths will make you bust out laughing.   :teddyr:

Check out this video for it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaHcMxfJlhY


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 12, 2008, 12:43:16 AM
Lately, I've been playing the hell out of:

Spore
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Fire Pro Wrestling Returns


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Patient7 on September 12, 2008, 04:41:50 PM
The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.  Terrific.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on September 16, 2008, 11:15:26 PM
I picked up Star Wars: The Force Unleashed today and played it for a bit. It should be fun, though right now I'm a total spaz. I'm playing on the Wii, so the remote controls the light saber. I end up just swinging it willy nilly and hoping for the best. The force powers aren't much better; I use up all my force power because I hold the button down almost constantly instead of just when I really need it. I'm still getting used to the controls. The "A" and "B" button controls are backwards from most games I've played (it's usually "A" = jump and "B" = a secondary movement). In SW:TFU, you dash with "A" and jump with "B." I haven't gotten the hang of that config yet. There's lots of mayhem, and you can do lots and lots of damage, which is good, but I haven't gotten far enough to tell how engaging the storyline is yet. It's at least promising at this point. Now to wait a couple of days for the cheat codes to be published (if they haven't been already)...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: darthchicken on September 18, 2008, 03:38:32 PM
I picked up Star Wars: The Force Unleashed today and played it for a bit. It should be fun, though right now I'm a total spaz. I'm playing on the Wii, so the remote controls the light saber. I end up just swinging it willy nilly and hoping for the best. The force powers aren't much better; I use up all my force power because I hold the button down almost constantly instead of just when I really need it. I'm still getting used to the controls. The "A" and "B" button controls are backwards from most games I've played (it's usually "A" = jump and "B" = a secondary movement). In SW:TFU, you dash with "A" and jump with "B." I haven't gotten the hang of that config yet. There's lots of mayhem, and you can do lots and lots of damage, which is good, but I haven't gotten far enough to tell how engaging the storyline is yet. It's at least promising at this point. Now to wait a couple of days for the cheat codes to be published (if they haven't been already)...

I heard that it's basically God of War, but Star Wars...

Also, I just got back into Starcraft, and can't wait until Starcraft 2 comes out.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 26, 2008, 09:19:01 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b57/TJSpyke/batman_cut.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on September 26, 2008, 11:08:02 PM
(http://boa.apolyton.net/images/news/civ4complete.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on September 27, 2008, 02:47:14 AM
LEGO BATMAN: The Video Game   (PS2)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 27, 2008, 08:52:46 AM
LEGO BATMAN: The Video Game   (PS2)
It's a fun game.  Good time killer, too.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on September 28, 2008, 10:27:05 AM
I think that Lego Batman is the best Lego game so far. I was a bit let down by the Indiana Jones Lego game but they really got back to excellence with the Batman one.  I would like to see them do a Lego game for Spiderman next!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 28, 2008, 07:01:33 PM
I think that Lego Batman is the best Lego game so far. I was a bit let down by the Indiana Jones Lego game but they really got back to excellence with the Batman one.  I would like to see them do a Lego game for Spiderman next!
I"d love a Spidey one, as he's my favorite superhero, honestly.  Batman comes in at a close second.

I love that they have like, all the great villains there too, from Joker ranging down to Killer Croc, Mad Hatter and Clayface.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on October 08, 2008, 05:40:15 AM
Now that I've switched to a Core Duo computer, I'm having a much needed fix of "Crysis". It's similar to "Farcry", by the same creators, but the graphics have been pumped up a lot, and the gameplay is every good as in that one, or even better, as the environment feels less restrictive.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on October 09, 2008, 07:54:22 PM
Here's an extremely funny Mario parody video that a friend sent to me today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOcixShtD5o&feature=userp


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on October 13, 2008, 04:24:57 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/Maxpaynebox.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 04, 2008, 10:12:03 PM
MORTAL KOMBAT: ARMAGEDDON for the PS2. Fun stuff!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on November 04, 2008, 11:32:36 PM
My buddy just got a Super Nintendo so weve been rockin' some Super Empire Strikes back, F-Zero, Donkey Kong Country 1 and 3, and a buncha other stuff.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on November 05, 2008, 06:41:00 AM
Super Empire Strikes Back is the best out of the lot of them.  My friends and I rocked out to that one last month in a wave of nostalgia.

I just hate the first two levels though...  :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on November 05, 2008, 09:08:45 AM
Super Empire Strikes Back is the best out of the lot of them.  My friends and I rocked out to that one last month in a wave of nostalgia.

I just hate the first two levels though...  :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:

I KNOW!! there's dangerous sh!t EVERYWHERE!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: D-Man on November 05, 2008, 09:17:51 AM
I recently rented Dead Space for my PS3...and folks...it is awesome!

I've never been a huge fan of FPS games, but this one is truly unique...and scary!  This is one of the scariest, creepiest games ever created, and that's what makes it so fun.  It's like a hybrid of the movies Alien and Event Horizon, and you're thrust right into its dark, claustrophobic environment. 

I definitely recommend this to gamers looking for a thrilling experience all around.   


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 10, 2008, 04:17:44 PM
I picked up Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary   this past weekend cheap for the PS2.  Lots of fun. Anniversary is a pseudo remake of the 1st game.

I'm also playing back through the 1st 3 Tomb Raiders games on the PS1.   


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Pilgermann on November 10, 2008, 05:04:53 PM
I got Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 for PS2 and have been torturing myself with Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts.  I've only made it to the boss on the second stage so far.  :(

I also started a new game on Earthbound (it's a ROM; the cartidge itself is freakin' expensive on eBay) since I unknowingly deleted my saved game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 10, 2008, 05:27:00 PM
I got Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 for PS2 and have been torturing myself with Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts.  I've only made it to the boss on the second stage so far.  :(

I've got both Capcom Classics Collections Volumes 1 & 2.  I highly recommend vol 2 if you life side scrolling beat-em-ups and shooters.

As for Super Ghouls 'n' Ghost, I had that one originally on the SNES. One of the most infuriatingly difficult games I've ever played.

And the worst part is that when you get to the last boss, you're whisked back to the beginning of the game and have to go through the entire game again.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on November 11, 2008, 09:22:31 AM


Robocop Vs. Terminator for Sega Genesis


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 12, 2008, 01:26:59 PM
Medal of Honor Frontline for the PS2.  According to Game Spot, this is the best FPS for the PS2 of all time.  I just think it's boring as hell.  Boring missions, boring weapons, boring character.  On easy mode it's ridiculously easy too, but making it harder would just make it even more boring.  There's no strategy, nothing to figure out, no variety of enemies, no exploring, nada.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on November 13, 2008, 01:25:22 AM
Some old Hockey game for N64. When you make a gole, the gloe lights on FIRE!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on November 13, 2008, 06:18:05 AM
In preparation for Left 4 Dead, I've been getting my zombie on by revisiting Dead Rising and Evil Dead: Fistful of Boomstick again. Also, picking up Mortal Kombat Vs. DC for the wife Sunday, so that'll be sawing off large portions of my free time, slathering it in A-1, merrily chewing it 32 times and filling its stomach.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on November 14, 2008, 09:55:33 AM


(http://a273.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/17/l_6ea525fd40b0c770c98ee937fdb0f2b0.jpg)

The old games are the best games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 14, 2008, 09:56:50 AM


([url]http://a273.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/17/l_6ea525fd40b0c770c98ee937fdb0f2b0.jpg[/url])

The old games are the best games.


Sweet.... :twirl:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on November 14, 2008, 01:34:26 PM


[img width=451 height=600]http://a273.ac-

The old games are the best games.


THANK YOU.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on November 15, 2008, 07:20:45 PM
The PC version of "Brothers in arms - Hell's highway" is keeping me busy. Yes, it's another of those WWII FPS, but the blend of FPS and tactical combat is great, much more forgiving than in say the "Ghost Recon - Advanced Warfighter" series, but enough of a challenge, specially if you explore any other difficulty setting than easy.

The gameplay is simple but has enough depth for me. Whenever enemies appear they rush behind any cover the scenario has to offer and start firing, and it is your mission to "suppress" them, that is, to make your people take cover and keep them busy by shooting at them, leaving you a window to flank them and take 'em out. This instalment is more accesible than the previous two, and the Market Garden setting makes for some awesome scenarios.

You can see some screencaps here. (http://www.mobygames.com/game/brothers-in-arms-hells-highway/screenshots)

I'm playing on easy, though, as I want to see the end of the game, and to be honest I haven't gotten into much trouble until the level called "Hell's highway". Here the Germans have the upper hand, they've ambushed my column, leaving the road clogged with burning vehicles and they are well entrenched. Add nightime and poor visibility and you've got it, instant headache.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 21, 2008, 09:13:15 PM
"The Thing" for the PS2.  Pretty decent game, complicated though.  No on-screen health bar, so your guy could be nearly dead and you don't know it.  And I didn't know, and spent several days getting frustrated because I always got killed from the slightest little thing.  Now that I figured out that you have to give yourself a health pack, and if you don't need it it will just not be used, I've been doing quite a bit better  :teddyr:  Pretty fun combat, challenging but not overly hard, and pretty good environments.  Love all the running around in the snowy outdoors with the scary music from the movie kicking in.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on November 22, 2008, 12:07:32 AM
Unreal Tournament 2004

Counter-Strike


Anyone play UT2004? I made some mods for it if anyone is interested. .


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on November 22, 2008, 12:35:51 AM
Been playing Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe for about a week now. Sadly, once the novelty of playing as Deathstroke or Joker wears off, you realize how bare bones the game is compared to the last generation of MK titles. No adventure mode, no mini-games, no alternate costumes, no unlockable content beyond Shao Kahn and Darkseid. The visible damage of the fighters is cool, I like the new "back and forth" button mashing elements, and the characters models are pretty good, but the backgrounds are not-so-much, while the combat - I'm sorry, the "kombat" - is very simplified in an effort to entice more casual gamers, and the beloved "test your might" has been turned into an in-game sequence rather than a mini-game. Sadly, in an effort to make the game more marketable, Midway went for a Teen rating and thus slapped long-time franchise fans in the face by toning down what made the series in the first place: the Fatalities. They're still there, they're just not nearly as hyper violent as they used to be.

Not a terrible title, but no way is it worth $60. Definitely a weekend rental for anyone curious.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on November 23, 2008, 06:44:23 PM
I've been going to town with the Playstation version of "Diablo".  Found it at the library bookstore for 2 bucks and couldn't pass it up.  I enjoy it dearly, but the characters....move......so..........danged....................slow.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on November 23, 2008, 07:17:17 PM
I finally beat "Brothers in Arms - Hell's highway", and I've moved into another WWII shooter, "Call of Duty - World at War". It's an OK game, and some parts are truly great, but after the less restrictive gameplay of BIA or "Crysis" this feels like a step back.

At least the gameplay is a bit better than in the previous COD game, "modern Warfare", as the WWII weaponry makes for a less hectic pacing.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 24, 2008, 05:43:28 PM
I picked up Virtual Fighter 4: Evolution on the PS2 for only 2 bucks this past weekend. Best Buy had it marked wrong and I got it for this price.

Pretty cool game. Makes up for the debacle that was part 3.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on November 24, 2008, 05:45:24 PM



(http://www.livearcadereview.com/wp-content/uploads/screens/smashtv3.jpg)


Smash T.V.

I love this game so much words won't even do the affection I feel justice.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on November 24, 2008, 07:30:03 PM



([url]http://www.livearcadereview.com/wp-content/uploads/screens/smashtv3.jpg[/url])


Smash T.V.

I love this game so much words won't even do the affection I feel justice.



OH





MY







GAWD.


Ive always wanted to play that game!!!! When i was little, i always saw advertizments for it in my comic books, but I didnt have a super NES so i never got to play it! I envy you, my friend.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on November 24, 2008, 08:10:30 PM



([url]http://www.livearcadereview.com/wp-content/uploads/screens/smashtv3.jpg[/url])


Smash T.V.

I love this game so much words won't even do the affection I feel justice.


BIG MONEY!!! BIG  PRIZES!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on November 25, 2008, 01:43:36 AM



([url]http://www.livearcadereview.com/wp-content/uploads/screens/smashtv3.jpg[/url])


Smash T.V.

I love this game so much words won't even do the affection I feel justice.


BIG MONEY!!! BIG  PRIZES!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!


This whole game is available as an Xbox Live Arcade download. It's also available for free if you are willing.

It's a cool game. It's one of the first examples of dual joystick movement/shooting 2-D games as well, which I obviously love due to my unfettered obsession with Geometry Wars.

It really holds up after all these years. I highly recommend it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on November 25, 2008, 03:59:25 AM
You know, there are emulators and such things. Visit www.planetemu.net, they have everything you need.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 25, 2008, 07:52:34 AM
I think I finished Smash TV about 7 times.  Crazy fun game.  Still got my old NES console and that game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on December 14, 2008, 11:19:04 PM
GOD OF WAR I and II

(http://snagwiremedia.com/consolepatrol/god_of_war2-thumb-500x375.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on December 16, 2008, 07:05:13 PM
Fallout 3
Warhammer Battle March 360


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on December 17, 2008, 12:48:23 PM


Thanks to the newly formed Elvira thread, I found myself in the mood to dig this antique out of its hiding spot and give it a couple plays again.

(http://www.scummvm.org/screenshots/agos/elvira/elvira2-amiga-2.jpg)

Elvira: Jaws Of Cerberus




I never got to play the first game though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on December 17, 2008, 01:05:20 PM
LOL Still looks terrific.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on December 17, 2008, 02:22:18 PM
Even in weak late 80's or early 90's computer graphics Elvira is terrific.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on December 17, 2008, 02:39:24 PM
I agree. Try "Waxworks", by the same authors if you can, I think SCUMMVM supports it. Gameplay is very similar, but instead of Elvira it features a Lovecraft-inspired plot. Very nice.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on December 17, 2008, 04:08:26 PM
I agree. Try "Waxworks", by the same authors if you can, I think SCUMMVM supports it. Gameplay is very similar, but instead of Elvira it features a Lovecraft-inspired plot. Very nice.

As soon as I read "Lovecraft-inspired plot" I was sold.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on December 17, 2008, 04:34:04 PM
Well, actually only one of the levels is pure Lovecraft, but since you can play them in any order...

Behold... its MobyGames profile! (http://www.mobygames.com/game/waxworks)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on December 17, 2008, 04:44:16 PM
Still playing Unreal Tournament 2004, most of the playing I do is testing the mods I am making.
(http://www.craptasticvoyage.com/pictures/AirDef3.jpg)
(http://www.craptasticvoyage.com/pictures/WarWing.jpg)
(http://www.craptasticvoyage.com/pictures/TrikeTextured.jpg)
(http://www.craptasticvoyage.com/pictures/FlameCarNapalmCar.jpg)
(http://www.craptasticvoyage.com/pictures/ClusterRedeemer.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on December 30, 2008, 09:28:16 PM
One of my best friends who has an X-box 360 (and lives just a mile down the road from me BTW) picked up Left for Dead recently.

Man, I haven't had this much fun in a while playing a video game and I'm even not that much of a fan of first person shooters.

Anyone who loves zombie movies really owes it to themselves to try out Left For Dead.  It's designed to really be played multi-player which is how anyone should try it.

   


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on December 31, 2008, 05:11:03 AM
I'm giving STALKER - Clear Sky a try. I've heard nothing but bad reviews of this one, but I'm a great fan of the first game in the series, Shadow of Chernobyl. The gameplay can be sometimes frustrating, but I've never seen such an immersive game before.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on December 31, 2008, 09:36:02 AM
I've been going between Rock Band 2 and GTA San Andreas. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WingedSerpent on December 31, 2008, 09:40:25 AM
Resident Evil 4-I want to catch up before 5 comes out.  MK vs DC is the other.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 31, 2008, 10:37:58 AM
I quit playing "The Thing" for the PS2.  It was okay, not too exciting at all. Got to the last boss fight and got bored after getting killed about 25 times.  I don't mind getting killed because I did something wrong, but dieing because I did something I did ten times before without getting killed, blah...who needs the aggravation.

Now I'm back to "Project:  Snowblind" for the PS2.  Awesomely fun FPS.  All kinds of cool weapons, fast moving gameplay, I think this is about the fourth time I've played it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on December 31, 2008, 11:04:01 AM
Is anyone of you guys playing the latest GTA? I'm thinking of giving the PC version a try, but all I keep hearing is bad buzz.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on December 31, 2008, 12:16:33 PM
Is anyone of you guys playing the latest GTA? I'm thinking of giving the PC version a try, but all I keep hearing is bad buzz.

I didn't like it. I feel it's souless compared to the Vice City games, just like GTA III (great game btw) but with some Russian dude and a better frame rate.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on December 31, 2008, 01:33:56 PM
Is anyone of you guys playing the latest GTA? I'm thinking of giving the PC version a try, but all I keep hearing is bad buzz.

Like Circus mentioned above, I feel that GTAIV while graphically superior missed a lot of the heart and soul of Vice City (my personal favorite of the series) and even San Andreas.

While it's still a good game, I just didn't enjoy it all that much.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on December 31, 2008, 01:46:13 PM
Vice city is brilliant !!! All those 80's neon signs, hawaiian shirts and power ballads...
Don't get that in IV


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on December 31, 2008, 01:46:49 PM
I'm still playing Fallout 3.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on December 31, 2008, 01:49:00 PM
Vice city is brilliant !!! All those 80's neon signs, hawaiian shirts and power ballads...
Don't get that in IV

That's the best post I've read all day  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on December 31, 2008, 01:55:32 PM
Vice city is brilliant !!! All those 80's neon signs, hawaiian shirts and power ballads...
Don't get that in IV

That's the best post I've read all day  :smile:

cheers, Circus


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on December 31, 2008, 04:01:43 PM
I'm not a big fan of the series, but yeah, the "Miami Vice" look is hard to beat.  :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on December 31, 2008, 11:26:10 PM
It feels like 2008 was the year of "stripped down" sequels. The common complaint I've heard and made has been stuff like GTA IV, MK Vs. DC, and Soul Calibur IV dropped all of the extras from their previous installments in an effort to either save cash by scaling back developmental costs, or trying to appeal to "hardcore" gamers by dropping the extras in favor of "traditional" core games that focus on perfecting the basics of their genre rather than making them infinitely replayable. Some people embrace the idea, but from what I've seen, most don't.

As for what I'm playing, I finally played through the first God of War title (in prep for #3's coming) and am looking forward to getting GoW2 now. I also picked up a copy of BioShock during GameStop's big "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" used game sale last week, so I'm finally going to give that a shot soon too. GameFly's sending me a copy of Target: Terror to laugh at soon, and I'm still trying to find someplace to rent me a copy of Left 4 Dead rather than buy another new game I've never played before and risk monster buyer's remorse later... thanks a lot MK Vs. DC...  :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on January 01, 2009, 01:50:15 PM
Vice city is brilliant !!! All those 80's neon signs, hawaiian shirts and power ballads...
Don't get that in IV

That's the best post I've read all day  :smile:

cheers, Circus
I love the setting/plot line in GTA VC the best out of all of them but San Andreas has stole my heart for a few reasons.   
1.) The map which is huge but a lot of fun to explore.  I've had the game several years now and I still stumble on stuff I haven't seen.
2.) The awesome side games/jobs like gambling and pool.  Then theres the burglary missions which are hilarious.
3.) Girlfriends and coffee.   :drink:
4.) The vehicles, especially the planes, rule. 
5.) The fact you can at any time change your character's appearance. 
6.) The soundtrack is pretty tight and the music really brings me back to happy times during freshman/sophomore year in high school. 
7.) There are a lot more weapons to use.  I sometimes forget which ones are available. 

Theres other reasons but those are some of the main ones. 

Side note, can you fly planes in GTA IV?  If not that sucks.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on January 01, 2009, 04:44:58 PM
I've been playing One Piece: Ultimate Adventure on the Wii. My niece recommended it when I was looking for a third game during GameStop's Buy-2-get-1-free sale. I'm having a lot of fun with it; it's a surprisingly big game, nearly as big and sprawling as a Zelda game. The enemies get a bit repetitive, and you have to spend an inordinate amount of time building up your characters before you can face the later bosses, but it remains a fun game overall. I also started playing Tomb Raider: Underworld (got it for Christmas). It looks much better than the last Lara Croft game, but I'm still trying to get used to the controls on this one. The worst thing about it so far is the camera--it won't stay with one perspective; instead, it swings around, which can throw off a move (particularly when you are swinging on a rope) or at least make things more difficult.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on January 01, 2009, 09:06:58 PM
Side note, can you fly planes in GTA IV?  If not that sucks.

You can fly sight-seeing helicopters and you can fly military choppers if you unlock 'em (or use the cheat code), but no DS, I don't think there are any planes to be flown.

I think my biggest disappointment with GTAIV was the lack of character modifications that Rockstar gave us in San Andreas, only to immediately take it away from us with the following game.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 01, 2009, 09:18:08 PM
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 02, 2009, 02:55:57 AM
Man, you guys are crazy. Grand Theft Auto IV was flat out the best game I played all year. That game hijacked my life for a solid month. I can not say enough good things about it.

What am I playing? I just recently beat Force Unleashed, which was fun when it let you run loose. Unfortunately it only does that sporadically, before it starts throwing a bunch of pure crap at you. What good are crazy force powers when every enemy has force resistance? That does even make sense.

I also played my first session of Left 4 Dead, which is crazy fun, and a little too intense for its own good.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 02, 2009, 01:00:49 PM
Man, you guys are crazy. Grand Theft Auto IV was flat out the best game I played all year. That game hijacked my life for a solid month. I can not say enough good things about it.

Only a month? Vice City took over my life for 4 years. I lived in that game.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on January 02, 2009, 02:05:37 PM
Man, you guys are crazy. Grand Theft Auto IV was flat out the best game I played all year. That game hijacked my life for a solid month. I can not say enough good things about it.

Only a month? Vice City took over my life for 4 years. I lived in that game.  :teddyr:

I'm with Circus on this one. Man, I wish I still had a PS2 and VC...
I hope there's a Vice City 2


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 02, 2009, 02:06:55 PM
Man, you guys are crazy. Grand Theft Auto IV was flat out the best game I played all year. That game hijacked my life for a solid month. I can not say enough good things about it.

Only a month? Vice City took over my life for 4 years. I lived in that game.  :teddyr:

I'm with Circus on this one. Man, I wish I still had a PS2 and VC...
I hope there's a Vice City 2

Hey doggett, did you not get VC: Stories?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on January 02, 2009, 02:31:20 PM
Man, you guys are crazy. Grand Theft Auto IV was flat out the best game I played all year. That game hijacked my life for a solid month. I can not say enough good things about it.

Only a month? Vice City took over my life for 4 years. I lived in that game.  :teddyr:

I'm with Circus on this one. Man, I wish I still had a PS2 and VC...
I hope there's a Vice City 2

Hey doggett, did you not get VC: Stories?

Nope, it's for the PSP, isn't it ?
I have a DS


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 02, 2009, 02:34:24 PM
Nope, I bought it for the PS2 back in '07. You're missing out  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on January 02, 2009, 02:36:00 PM
Nope, I bought it for the PS2 back in '07. You're missing out  :teddyr:

*Screams...then has a quiet cry in the corner...*


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Frogger on January 02, 2009, 04:20:23 PM
Man, you guys are crazy. Grand Theft Auto IV was flat out the best game I played all year. That game hijacked my life for a solid month. I can not say enough good things about it.

Only a month? Vice City took over my life for 4 years. I lived in that game.  :teddyr:

I'm with Circus on this one. Man, I wish I still had a PS2 and VC...
I hope there's a Vice City 2

Vice city was the best GTA I played. Perfect sized map, nice plot and enough extras.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on January 02, 2009, 06:43:43 PM
Quote
You can fly sight-seeing helicopters and you can fly military choppers if you unlock 'em (or use the cheat code), but no DS, I don't think there are any planes to be flown.
That seriously turns me off to the game.  Helicopters I find to be way too slow and downright annoying when it comes to maneuverability.  The harrier jet in San Andreas is my most frequent means of transportation. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Frogger on January 03, 2009, 08:26:46 AM
Quote
You can fly sight-seeing helicopters and you can fly military choppers if you unlock 'em (or use the cheat code), but no DS, I don't think there are any planes to be flown.
That seriously turns me off to the game.  Helicopters I find to be way too slow and downright annoying when it comes to maneuverability.  The harrier jet in San Andreas is my most frequent means of transportation. 

I hated the map. Far too large and not enough to do.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 08, 2009, 03:57:53 PM
Guess I'm old school I'm playing the PS2 Ratchet and Clank series right now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on January 08, 2009, 07:09:20 PM
Guess I'm old school I'm playing the PS2 Ratchet and Clank series right now.

The 2nd one subtitled Going Commando is my personal favorite of the series so far.

The one for the PS3 was gorgoues to look at but was missing the special gameplay spark that the PS2 games had, particularly the 1st 2.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 09, 2009, 01:31:57 AM
Guess I'm old school I'm playing the PS2 Ratchet and Clank series right now.

The 2nd one subtitled Going Commando is my personal favorite of the series so far.

The one for the PS3 was gorgoues to look at but was missing the special gameplay spark that the PS2 games had, particularly the 1st 2.

I'm playing Going Commando now, I'm at the Thugs-4-Less HQ ... still don't have enough money for the R.Y.N.O.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on January 09, 2009, 05:02:31 AM
Guess I'm old school I'm playing the PS2 Ratchet and Clank series right now.

You know you're getting old when the PS2 qualifies as retro-gaming.  :buggedout:

Whatever happenned to the Sega Genesis? Or the C64?



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 09, 2009, 08:26:13 PM
Guess I'm old school I'm playing the PS2 Ratchet and Clank series right now.

You know you're getting old when the PS2 qualifies as retro-gaming.  :buggedout:

Whatever happenned to the Sega Genesis? Or the C64?




C64? N64 was my beat, but ive never played a C64.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 09, 2009, 08:30:40 PM
Guess I'm old school I'm playing the PS2 Ratchet and Clank series right now.

You know you're getting old when the PS2 qualifies as retro-gaming.  :buggedout:

Whatever happenned to the Sega Genesis? Or the C64?




C64? N64 was my beat, but ive never played a C64.

I think the Commodore 64 may have already been out of production before you were born.  It was released about 15 years before the N64. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 09, 2009, 09:22:40 PM
I think the Commodore 64 may have already been out of production before you were born.  It was released about 15 years before the N64. 

I had a Commodore 64 with the snazzy cassette tape drive! Then I upgraded to a classy Trash80!

Shoot, PS2 is uptown for me, I still play a NES and SNES for a long time a GameCube was styling. My kids have the Wii I've yet to play it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 10, 2009, 06:53:01 AM
I used to have a Spectrum  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on January 10, 2009, 07:37:17 AM
Behold...

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7443/commodore64setupxo4.jpg)

the awesome-ness of the c64! The case was originally white, but Commodore's plastic casings age very badly.

I was the proud owner of an Amstrad CPC464, the main ZX Spectrum competitor in Europe:

(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/252/800pxamstradcpc464mg1.jpg)

It's difficult to explain its capabilities to modern gamers. It had a 4 MHZ CPU and 64 KB of RAM, which in these days may be fine for a pocket calculator, and the games resembled those of first generation pre-JAVA cellphones.

The games, as in the Spectrum or C64, were loaded through the attached tape player, after 5 minutes of loading. And very often, every stage needed to be loaded separately. 

I have many fond memories of my CPC and the many arcade ports I use to play, but unluckily the tape player became very unreliable in the early 90s and I had to jettison it. Now I wish I had thought of buying a second hand replacement instead. Hopefully, there are many decent emulators around.

[And I'd like to apologise for steering now and then this thread towards retrogaming, but I find the subject fascinating, plus I'm reaching the age when the old-fashioned tends to feel more appealing than the modern]



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on January 10, 2009, 10:34:56 AM
(http://360rantrave.com/images/redalert3.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on January 11, 2009, 02:49:29 PM
I don't have quite as much going on right now, not as I did before. 

The World Ends With You
Eternal Sonata
Magna Carta
Zak and Wiki

I usually try to limit myself to about three or four games to complete.  It's been hard to find the time to play them all lately, though.  It doesn't help that I have a huge backlog. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on January 11, 2009, 03:03:27 PM
BTW, I just learned Steam is offering the classic strategy games "UFO: Enemy Unknown" and its sequel, "X-COM: Terror from the deep". If any of you don't mind dated graphics and have a Steam account, I'd advise you to get them. They're easily the most absorving games I've ever played in a PC. Including emulated ones.

Both games combine management simulation (you get to run the logistics of an international organisation created to stop an alien invasion) with nail-bitting turn-based strategy.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9928/ufo000fb5.th.png) (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ufo000fb5.png) (http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7752/ufo001sz6.th.png) (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ufo001sz6.png)



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on January 29, 2009, 02:56:02 AM
I've started working  again on both Tales of the Abyss & Tales of Legendia  on the PS2.   Both are excellent RPG's. I also just beat Marvel Ultimate Alliance this past weekend on normal mode which in turn unlocked hard mode. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on January 29, 2009, 07:22:54 AM
I bought a $5 game at Circuit City last weekend called AVENCAST - RISE OF THE MAGE.  It's not up there with OBLIVION - or even MORROWIND for that matter - but it is kinda fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 29, 2009, 08:30:46 AM
I ordered Metal Gear Solid 2 - Sons of Liberty for the PS2.  Really like MGS Snake Eater, so I'm hoping this one is just as fun.  Haven't really been playing many video games recently, I've been working on Poject Snowblind, which is an awesome game, but this is the third or fourth time I've played it and I just can't get too interested in it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on January 29, 2009, 09:45:46 AM
I've been bouncing between "Call of Cthulhu," Riddick-Escape From Butcher's Bay," and "Phantom Crash".  "Cthulhu" is great fun, but I'm stuck at this one point where you have to escape people trying to kill you. Man, it does induce a sense of panic!!

"Butcher's Bay" is a blast. Again, I'm stuck at a point where you have to beat this person to death and he just whomps on me.

"Phantom Crash" is speedy mech warfare. The designers created (by accident or on purpose) great places to lurk so you can wait for some dork to blast.  Too bad my Xbox isn't online.  Oh well....


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 29, 2009, 12:48:02 PM
I ordered Metal Gear Solid 2 - Sons of Liberty for the PS2.  Really like MGS Snake Eater, so I'm hoping this one is just as fun.  Haven't really been playing many video games recently, I've been working on Poject Snowblind, which is an awesome game, but this is the third or fourth time I've played it and I just can't get too interested in it.

You won't be disappointed  :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on January 29, 2009, 04:17:35 PM
I ordered Metal Gear Solid 2 - Sons of Liberty for the PS2.  Really like MGS Snake Eater, so I'm hoping this one is just as fun.  Haven't really been playing many video games recently, I've been working on Poject Snowblind, which is an awesome game, but this is the third or fourth time I've played it and I just can't get too interested in it.

You won't be disappointed  :wink:

I was.
Apart the beginning on the boat, you spend all your time as a blond haired gimp. I wanted to be Snake. :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on January 29, 2009, 04:48:00 PM
I'm checking out some old (well, it's from 2005) FPS, Chrome - Specforce (http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/chrome-specforce). It's lots of fun, although very limited when you compare it to newer stuff like "Crysis". Still it's somehow refreshing, and I can boost all the detail options to the maximum and it moves as fast as it does on minimum.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ds21 on January 29, 2009, 05:24:43 PM
I've been playing Gears Of War, Halo 3 and Far Cry Instincts on my 360.

Otherwise on my PC I've been playing a good bit of the Orange Box.  Currently working my way through Half Life 2: Episode 2 more than anything in the box.

Valve = best developer ever.

seriously.  they are probably the only developer that has released that many games without coming out with a dud.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 29, 2009, 08:32:09 PM
I've been bouncing between "Call of Cthulhu," Riddick-Escape From Butcher's Bay," and "Phantom Crash".  "Cthulhu" is great fun, but I'm stuck at this one point where you have to escape people trying to kill you. Man, it does induce a sense of panic!!

That scene was great... the first time I played it. It really captured the panic in trying to escape a hotel full of angry Innsmouth villagers. It was significantly less great the next twenty or so times I played it, where I finally figured out to get through it. You have to turn around, lock doors, push dressers in front of others, and run like hell.

Unfortunately, that's the turning point for "Call of Cthulhu." The game starts out with a brilliant and moody atmosphere, but after that point it turns to its combat system, which is unworkable by design. Don't get me wrong, it's worth playing to completion, but they should have stuck with the problem solving, instead of throwing invulnerable Deep Ones at the player.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on January 29, 2009, 10:05:09 PM
I've been playing Gears Of War, Halo 3 and Far Cry Instincts on my 360.

Otherwise on my PC I've been playing a good bit of the Orange Box.  Currently working my way through Half Life 2: Episode 2 more than anything in the box.


Valve = best developer ever.

seriously.  they are probably the only developer that has released that many games without coming out with a dud.


Don't forget about my current favorite game Left 4 Dead!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW8tE93Vx8Q


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on January 29, 2009, 11:39:18 PM
I'm still working on getting Left 4 Dead. I just signed up for XBox Live a few weeks ago and I feel ashamed that I've yet to get what I've heard to be the greatest zombie killing experience known to man.  :bluesad:

As for what I am playing right now, I've been playing Bionic Commando: ReArmed and Vigilante 8 Arcade, getting my ass kicked on Ikaruga, and for the last 5 hours I've been downloading updates to Final Fantasy XI so I can finally give that a try. Makes me wish I'd ponied up for the bigger hard drive now...  :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 01, 2009, 09:46:41 PM
I'm currently playing Metal Slug Anthology.  It's 7 great games in one.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on February 02, 2009, 11:08:34 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51k57ulrlEL._SS400_.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WingedSerpent on February 04, 2009, 06:56:09 PM
Finished Golden Axe: Beast Rider just this week.  I know it got a ton of bad reviews, but honestly I didn't think it was terrible.  I really liked it. 

Moving through MK vs DCU and FINALLY playing Resident Evil 4. 

Want to try Mirror's Edge


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on February 04, 2009, 07:41:53 PM
Want to try Mirror's Edge


I thought about picking that up, but after reading all of the somewhat negative reviews, I decided against it.

Check out this review of Mirror's Edge on Giantbomb.
Be sure to watch the video review!

http://www.giantbomb.com/mirrors-edge/61-21213/reviews/



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on February 05, 2009, 09:47:18 AM
I tried the Mirror's Edge demo available through XBox Live and enjoyed it enough to give it a rental. :thumbup:

Right now I'm running through DOOM to unlock the Live achievements. Same thing with Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD... damn, does that title really need to be so friggin long!? Finished up Vigilante 8 yesterday, but sadly won't be able to get the final achievement because there's never anybody online for the multiplayer. :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WingedSerpent on February 05, 2009, 06:09:09 PM
Want to try Mirror's Edge


I thought about picking that up, but after reading all of the somewhat negative reviews, I decided against it.

Check out this review of Mirror's Edge on Giantbomb.
Be sure to watch the video review!

[url]http://www.giantbomb.com/mirrors-edge/61-21213/reviews/[/url]




I would say it seems that game is turing into one of those games you either love or hate, but even those who thought it had major flaws seem to like the fact it was trying something different.   It'll probably become a cult favorite.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on February 05, 2009, 06:32:58 PM
Finished up Vigilante 8 yesterday, but sadly won't be able to get the final achievement because there's never anybody online for the multiplayer. :bluesad:

What achievement are you going for?
I've got Vigilante 8.  Maybe we could play online sometime and get that achievement.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on February 05, 2009, 09:32:50 PM
Finished up Vigilante 8 yesterday, but sadly won't be able to get the final achievement because there's never anybody online for the multiplayer. :bluesad:

What achievement are you going for?
I've got Vigilante 8.  Maybe we could play online sometime and get that achievement.

The only achievement left for me is the "Win 10 XBox Live Matches" one. I think it's called "King of the Road"? If you catch me on Live and you're not busy amigo, let me know! I finally got my headset too.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 05, 2009, 10:01:57 PM
This is funny. A friend sent it to me today. It's Ken/Ryu vs Tom Hanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlM4ZmQvrZE


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Trevor on February 06, 2009, 09:00:33 AM
I just managed to finish the creepy point and click horror game Exmortis 2 which I found on www.freewebarcade.com/exmortis2 (http://www.freewebarcade.com/exmortis2)

This game gave me serious chills  :buggedout: ~ I don't think it's entirely safe for work.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on February 06, 2009, 01:05:16 PM
I just managed to finish the creepy point and click horror game Exmortis 2 which I found on [url=http://www.freewebarcade.com/exmortis2]www.freewebarcade.com/exmortis2[/url] ([url]http://www.freewebarcade.com/exmortis2[/url])

This game gave me serious chills  :buggedout: ~ I don't think it's entirely safe for work.


Man, that's creepy. Have you done the first one ?

I'm playing it now...

Somebody hold me.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on February 06, 2009, 01:11:17 PM
I'm not playing anymore, it's too scary!  :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on February 06, 2009, 05:03:35 PM
This is funny. A friend sent it to me today. It's Ken/Ryu vs Tom Hanks.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlM4ZmQvrZE[/url]


Yeah, MUGEN is awesome.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 08, 2009, 05:16:35 AM
Guitar Hero Aerosmith  for the PS2


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 09, 2009, 03:58:46 PM
I also started playing back through both God of Wars games for the PS2 last night.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on February 11, 2009, 04:04:05 PM
I also started playing back through both God of Wars games for the PS2 last night.

Those are GREAT! Wares your fingers out!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 11, 2009, 10:32:19 PM
I also started playing back through both God of Wars games for the PS2 last night.

Those are GREAT! Wares your fingers out!

I beat God of War on normal difficulty last night.  Took me about 7 1/2 hours total over the coure of a week or so. I had originally played through it on Easy.  But now I'm trying to make it through on God mode.  Lord, talk about insane, basic enemies take about a 1/4th of your life bar off with just one swipe.

I've actually made it past the Hydra on god mode and I'm at the part in the next area where you kick/push over the statue which enables you to get up to another part of a building directly across it. 

I'm also starting another game of the sequel on God mode as well.

Wish me luck..........................    :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CheezeFlixz on February 11, 2009, 10:37:21 PM
I also started playing back through both God of Wars games for the PS2 last night.

Those are GREAT! Wares your fingers out!

I beat God of War on normal difficulty last night.  Took me about 7 1/2 hours total over the coure of a week or so. I had originally played through it on Easy.  But now I'm trying to make it through on God mode.  Lord, talk about insane, basic enemies take about a 1/4th of your life bar off with just one swipe.

I've actually made it past the Hydra on god mode and I'm at the part in the next area where you kick/push over the statue which enables you to get up to another part of a building directly across it. 

I'm also starting another game of the sequel on God mode as well.

Wish me luck..........................    :bluesad:

Luck your way ...

I'm holding out on the PS3 for GOW3 this fall.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 14, 2009, 10:17:56 AM
I've been playing Metal Slug 7.  It's pretty hard, but its really fun.  Any of you guys played one of the games from the series?

(http://dsmedia.ign.com/ds/image/article/884/884881/metal-slug-7-20080627104036512-000.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WingedSerpent on February 14, 2009, 10:53:17 AM
I also started playing back through both God of Wars games for the PS2 last night.

Those are GREAT! Wares your fingers out!

I beat God of War on normal difficulty last night.  Took me about 7 1/2 hours total over the coure of a week or so. I had originally played through it on Easy.  But now I'm trying to make it through on God mode.  Lord, talk about insane, basic enemies take about a 1/4th of your life bar off with just one swipe.

I've actually made it past the Hydra on god mode and I'm at the part in the next area where you kick/push over the statue which enables you to get up to another part of a building directly across it. 

I'm also starting another game of the sequel on God mode as well.

Wish me luck..........................    :bluesad:

Good Luck.  I was never able to get past the Night of a million billion Kratos on god mode.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 16, 2009, 12:33:16 AM
I own the Metal Slug Anthology on the PS2. I'm hoping that they port part 7 to the ps2 at some point.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on February 16, 2009, 02:08:53 AM
Been playin' Sid Meier's Pirates.

I remember playing the original version on the Atari ST.

This version is pretty good, though.  I would say a legitimate member of the family.

Har!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 18, 2009, 10:52:05 PM
A friend of mine who live just a mile down the road from me is going to be picking up Street Fighter IV for the 360 tomorrow.

We're going to be playing that a WHOLE lot!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on February 19, 2009, 10:08:07 PM
Picked up Oblivion again today and finished off the Fighters Guild missions to finally complete the 1000 achievement points for the main game. Thinking about maxing out all of my character's stats before I get Shivering Isles.

Question: if my character was made on the original 360 release of Oblivion, can I use that save game with the Game of the Year edition of the game as well, or do I have no choice but to download Shivering Isles on XBox Live if I plan to continue using my souped up lizard man? At current prices, it's cheaper to buy the Game of the Year edition than it is to doanload the expansions on XBox Live, but after putting 150 hours into my current character, there's no fraggin' way I'm starting all over just to save $15.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on February 19, 2009, 10:24:14 PM
Question: if my character was made on the original 360 release of Oblivion, can I use that save game with the Game of the Year edition of the game as well, or do I have no choice but to download Shivering Isles on XBox Live if I plan to continue using my souped up lizard man? At current prices, it's cheaper to buy the Game of the Year edition than it is to doanload the expansions on XBox Live, but after putting 150 hours into my current character, there's no fraggin' way I'm starting all over just to save $15.


I could have sworn someone else asked this same question on the Xbox forums.
You might do a bit of searching there:  http://forums.xbox.com/285/ShowForum.aspx

If you can't find it, just log in with your gamertag and start a new thread there and ask.
The people on the Oblivion board are very helpful and you should get a response pretty quickly.

This Oblivion wiki is also very helpful:  http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Oblivion


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on February 20, 2009, 10:49:39 AM
Much obliged Ash! I'll check it out. :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CaptnTripps on February 21, 2009, 08:57:54 PM
Just finished Fallout 3 for the second time, I cant get enough of this game!

(http://thedigicult.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/fallout3__poster1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on February 22, 2009, 02:24:51 AM
Good news on the Oblivion front: I can indeed use my character with the Game of the Year edition! Woohoo! Thanks again for pointing me to the message board Ash. :thumbup:

As far as what I'm playing now, I should have started Conan so I can send it back to GameFly when I'm done, but instead I picked up Earth Defense Force 2017 on a fellow bad movie lover's recommendation to my fiancee last week and haven't been able to put it down the last few days except for nourishment, showering, sleeping, and the occasional social obligation. It's a quirky yet beautiful-in-its-own-way title from a few years ago about a military group that reminds me a lot of Ultraman's Science Patrol, only less about the science stuff and more about the shooting monsters stuff. I'm a little over half way through the missions and I've had the pleasure of killing waves of giants ants, giant spiders, giant robots, alien motherships, and even a massive Godzilla type killer dinosaur. Though you can access tanks, choppers, exo-skeleton mech armor, and speederbikes, nothing beats running up to a giant robot on foot, aiming your rocket launcher skyward, and blasting its shiny steel taint into mechanoid hell!

Though the graphics aren't great despite it being an XBox360 title, the sheer scope of the levels combined with the aforementioned awe of being a simple military man in a futuristic helmet running around at the feet of giant monsters more than make up for it. The levels don't carry time limits (the objective for each is simply "kill every red blip on your radar"), and though you get a team of support soldiers to back you up you don't get penalized in any way if you let them all die while you just run around gathering power-ups. Sometimes it's better to let them die anyway just so you can avoid the repeating lines they shout through your comm unit like "I'm running out of ammunition!" or "If you come over here, I'm going to kill you". The power-ups in question consist of new weapons, additional hit points to your character's total damage meter, and something that looks like a Red Cross issued Top Ramen noodle bowl that refills your health.

There are a few weird things though: the humans aren't sure at first if the alien invaders are friendly or not (making a point in the opening scene to mention that), yet they still decide to name the creatures "Ravagers"... is there possibly a positive connotation for the term "Ravagers"?! That's like calling someone a baby-killer because you like the ring of it before you even find out if the person in question has ever actually come into contact with a baby before, let alone killed one! Also, whether you're being stepped on by a giant robot, falling from the sky because of a glitch in the game, or having an exploding mothership dropped on your head, nothing physically hurts you in the game beyond actual attacks committed by the enemies or rocket explosions caused when shooting an enemy standing to close to you with a damn rocket launcher. Also, if you're feeling generally destructive for no real reason, you can blow up entire buildings in the city levels with nothing more than a single rocket launcher shot. Pick the biggest structure against the skyline and no matter how tall or wide it is, it's rubble after one shot.

As far as XBox achievements go for the game, there are only six, so they're worth big scores. Five consist of completing each of the 50+ missions of the game on its varying difficulty levels (Easy to Inferno), while the final involves collecting all 150+ guns in the game, a few of which are only available after you beat the game on the varying difficulty levels while most of which are picked up at random throughout the levels. Do to the Japanese love for randomness, you don't know which guns you've retrieved until the end of each mission, so be prepared for frustration sometimes when you spend 30 minutes just running around a single stage and collecting hundreds of gun power-ups from re-spawning giant ants only to find that you haven't unlocked a single new weapon.

Though flawed in parts, the game itself is so much fun to play so long as running and gunning is your idea of fun. The potential for what could be put into a sequel (which will no doubt never happen at this point...) is staggering, especially if the designers were to include stuff like commandeering civilian vehicles to travel inside the levels (sometimes running around these massive stages can get tedious), the ability to actually scale some of the bigger enemies to perform mini-game type special attacks (ala other games like God of War), the ability to explore some of the buildings in each level, or continue with the Science Patrol "homage" and give the hero the power to turn into a giant monster fighting disco alien himself for limited times or during boss battles!

Though hard to find in most retail outlets, EDF2017 is a budget title and you can usually find it online through sites like Amazon if you've got an extra $20 and always wanted to take the "man on the street" eye view of giant monster invasions! :teddyr:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qNJZwdSLL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 22, 2009, 04:52:15 PM
I'm not quite that blown away by Street Fighter IV but it is still a whole lot of fun. I give it an 8 out of 10.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on February 22, 2009, 04:53:42 PM
Well, my overwhelming list continues.  I beat Castlevania: Curse of Darkness recently, but now I'm playing a whole butt ton of games:

Zak and Wiki (Wii)
Dragon Quest IV (DS)
Boktai (GBA)
Half Life II (Xbox)
Eternal Sonata (X360)
Soul Nomad and the World Eaters (PS2)
Onimusha II (PS2)
Klonoa II (PS2)
Geist (NGC)
Final Fantasy V (PS1)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 22, 2009, 10:56:59 PM
My 10-year old nephew has recently roped me into playing Rock Band with him on the Wii.  I suck at everything but vocals, but find it a lot more fun than I would have guessed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 23, 2009, 03:40:38 AM
I started working through Guitar Hero Aerosmith on the PS2.   I especially how they have the interview segments with the band sprinkled throughout the game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 23, 2009, 04:48:32 PM
Well, I got distracted from playing this game a while back, so I've decided to give Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood another try.  It's fun, but it sure is time consuming, in a good way of course.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on March 01, 2009, 11:44:04 PM
I picked up 5 PS2 games this past weekend used for only 40 bucks total. I got R: Racing Evolution, the three Prince of Persia games (Sands of Time, Warrior Within, The Two Thrones) and Way of the Samurai.  They're all excellent games. My friends are still trying to pressure me into buying a X-box 360 but I just can't justify paying 60 dollars for a new game anymore.  Also, there are still a ton of games on the PS2 that I want to play through anyway.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on March 02, 2009, 12:45:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416wD9z2FIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CaptnTripps on March 02, 2009, 03:47:03 PM
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416wD9z2FIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg[/url])

Wow! That takes me back. Karma!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on March 02, 2009, 03:54:32 PM
^ Yeah I've dumped so many PS1 games from years ago, but I would never part with "NC", I just wish they'd start up again on the third game. Who knows, it might make me buy a PS3...  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on March 02, 2009, 04:38:40 PM
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416wD9z2FIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg[/url])


Given how much time I have spent playing games troughout the years, how can I not have even heard of this, or its sequel?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on March 02, 2009, 05:03:56 PM
Check it out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLQPKJ1_UDM


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on March 02, 2009, 06:03:18 PM
Check it out...

Thanks. It looks good - from the clip, it looks a bit like Devil May Cry (which I love). And you have this?   :smile:

In other news, I played Burnout Revenge today for the first time - quite impressed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: CaptnTripps on March 04, 2009, 02:45:27 PM
Any Warhawk players out there?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on March 15, 2009, 07:28:32 AM
Any Warhawk players out there?

I don't play Warhawk, don't have the right system for it.

I finally got Resident Evil 4, for my Wii (Just got it last weekend).  I'm late to the party, but better late then never.  Though I am a game behind now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on March 22, 2009, 02:16:02 PM
(http://www.gametab.com/images/ss/ps2/3897/box-l.jpg)

I love this game!! I've been playing it for nearly two whole days and haven't even begun to scratch the surface of unlockables. I have however, started to seriously master kickin' ass with the mighty Siegfried.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on March 22, 2009, 02:24:14 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512iHK4xcVL._SS400_.jpg)

I've been beating some American on X Box live for hours...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 22, 2009, 02:28:12 PM
Finished Metal Gear Solid 2 for the PS2, didn't care for it at all.  The whole thing was set on some offshore facility, so the environments were extremely limited.  Shooting really wasn't much fun, I never felt like I was working towards achieving any sort of goal, and like any Metal Gear game, the cutscenes were so ridiculously long it was torturous.  I'm trying to save the world, and some chick keeps calling me up wanting to talk about our relationship for 5 minutes at a time.  And then there's the hour long, UTTERLY nonsensical cutscene before a boss battle, and then another hour long and equally nonsensical cutscene after that. 

Now I'm back on Draken The Ancient Gates, the first game I ever got for the PS2 and still one of my favorites. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on March 22, 2009, 02:29:29 PM
Finished Metal Gear Solid 2 for the PS2, didn't care for it at all.  The whole thing was set on some offshore facility, so the environments were extremely limited.  Shooting really wasn't much fun, I never felt like I was working towards achieving any sort of goal, and like any Metal Gear game, the cutscenes were so ridiculously long it was torturous.  I'm trying to save the world, and some chick keeps calling me up wanting to talk about our relationship for 5 minutes at a time.  And then there's the hour long, UTTERLY nonsensical cutscene before a boss battle, and then another hour long and equally nonsensical cutscene after that. 

 


Give me the plot of MGS 2 in seven words... :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on March 22, 2009, 04:07:47 PM
I have however, started to seriously master kickin' ass with the mighty Siegfried.  :teddyr:

Well, you're okay  :tongueout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on March 22, 2009, 04:11:30 PM
I've been beating some American on X Box live for hours...

Excellent - keep up the good work (I prefer Soulcalibur 3 though as the whole Star Wars thing doesn't work for me)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on March 23, 2009, 12:46:13 AM
 I was actually let down with Soul Caliber 4.  My personal favorite installment is still part 2.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ChuckSplatt on March 23, 2009, 01:35:25 AM
on my 360:

PGR4
Left 4 Dead
Far Cry 2
Viking


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on March 29, 2009, 02:42:31 AM
Samurai Showdown Anthology for the PS2


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: meQal on March 29, 2009, 06:15:00 AM
Been playing City of Heros and City of Villians for the past year on the Virtue server.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on March 29, 2009, 10:36:30 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511tnrGr9dL._SS400_.jpg)

But it doesn't bloody work !!!
I'm on the helipad but for some reason the 'copter never sees me !


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on March 29, 2009, 03:49:54 PM
I'm currently playing Dragon Quest V and Lego Batman.  Dragon Quest games take forever to play...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on March 30, 2009, 10:15:12 AM
A Red Dwarf version of Asteroids.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on March 30, 2009, 12:45:43 PM
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/stephaniemonroe/gta-vice-city.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on March 30, 2009, 12:52:13 PM
(http://www.ffnet.org/images/dirge_of_cerberus_box_art.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on March 30, 2009, 02:25:53 PM
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/2dubious/worms_armageddon.jpg)

Playing the DL'd XBox version  :tongueout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on April 01, 2009, 04:19:52 AM
I've started playing through the first Viewtiful Joe game again on the PS2.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on April 01, 2009, 10:08:10 AM
I've started playing through the first Viewtiful Joe game again on the PS2.

I had to give up on that.

'Tis way hard !!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on April 02, 2009, 02:08:44 PM
I've started playing through the first Viewtiful Joe game again on the PS2.

I had to give up on that.

'Tis way hard !!!

GOOD GAME! ...but difficult.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on April 04, 2009, 01:56:15 PM
I tried playing Unreal Tournament 3 on the PC again, , even after several patches and a few new gametypes, it still sucks.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on April 05, 2009, 05:46:44 AM
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/2dubious/gh3.jpg)

I can't do Rain Of Blood, by Slayer. Not even on easy.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on April 05, 2009, 08:56:52 AM
I can't do Rain Of Blood, by Slayer. Not even on easy.  :bluesad:

It's "Raining Blood" dear.... :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on April 05, 2009, 09:09:57 AM
I can't do Rain Of Blood, by Slayer. Not even on easy.  :bluesad:

It's "Raining Blood" dear.... :smile:

Ooops.  I only remembered the Rain and Blood part, and a half-hearted google revealed a youtube video that called it Rain of Blood. That's what I get for drinking some alcoholic chocolate flavoured drink when playing and only doing things half-heartedly. Too blooming difficult whatever it's called; harder than the Dragonforce one that's meant to be the hardest one on the game


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on April 06, 2009, 12:08:08 PM
I can't do Rain Of Blood, by Slayer. Not even on easy.  :bluesad:

It's "Raining Blood" dear.... :smile:

Ooops.  I only remembered the Rain and Blood part, and a half-hearted google revealed a youtube video that called it Rain of Blood. That's what I get for drinking some alcoholic chocolate flavoured drink when playing and only doing things half-heartedly. Too blooming difficult whatever it's called; harder than the Dragonforce one that's meant to be the hardest one on the game

Stop talking about Guitar Hero.
Grr..

Not all of us have it !
Man, I bet it's cool...  :bluesad:

But is it as cool as Dino Crisis 2...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on April 06, 2009, 12:12:14 PM

Stop talking about Guitar Hero.
Grr..

Not all of us have it !
Man, I bet it's cool...  :bluesad:

But is it as cool as Dino Crisis 2...

I dunno - not played it; can you play fake-guitar to The Number Of The Beast and Barracuda on it?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on April 06, 2009, 12:17:34 PM

Stop talking about Guitar Hero.
Grr..

Not all of us have it !
Man, I bet it's cool...  :bluesad:

But is it as cool as Dino Crisis 2...

I dunno - not played it; can you play fake-guitar to The Number Of The Beast and Barracuda on it?

Oh, man, that's cool !!!!
Now I'm gutted....


Maybe i'll get it for my birthday or there might be one going cheap on eBay.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on April 07, 2009, 03:50:17 PM

Stop talking about Guitar Hero.
Grr..

Not all of us have it !
Man, I bet it's cool...  :bluesad:

But is it as cool as Dino Crisis 2...

I dunno - not played it; can you play fake-guitar to The Number Of The Beast and Barracuda on it?

Oh, man, that's cool !!!!
Now I'm gutted....


Maybe i'll get it for my birthday or there might be one going cheap on eBay.

No! Get a real one, it's far cooler and far more rewarding!  :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on April 07, 2009, 04:22:20 PM

No! Get a real one, it's far cooler and far more rewarding!  :hatred:

Agreed on both counts but if you have fingers like mine that can only just manage to press big coloured buttons, let alone press complicated combinations of strings, then what can you do?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on April 08, 2009, 02:03:17 PM
I'm wasting time on this...


http://brock-landers.mybrute.com/ (http://brock-landers.mybrute.com/)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on April 09, 2009, 05:02:59 PM
I'm still playing Dragon Quest V.  I'll be at it for a long time still... I'm already 35 hours into it.

Also, I'm playing Wii Sports and Lego Batman for the PSP.  Nothing too serious like the last game I mention, but it's good fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on April 11, 2009, 10:36:23 AM
I downloaded Bomberman Live earlier this morning - I want the expansion packs too, but begrudge spending more money (oh - that was my 300th post - yay)

(http://www.pwned.com/gamecovers/xbox360/b21ede360f066af7c530f32eceb97a59-Bomberman_Live.jpg)



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on April 11, 2009, 01:17:28 PM
I picked up The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena for the Xbox 360 the other day.
Awesome game!   :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_O7tn2eNWE


Nopt only do you get Dark Athena, but they completely remastered 2004's Escape From Butcher Bay and put it on the same disc.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on April 13, 2009, 09:03:29 PM
Defense Grid: The Awakening.
It's a pretty fun game, I've had a lot of fun with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz6Qwaels_Y



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Wag on April 14, 2009, 12:47:34 AM
Started playing Smackdown Vs Raw 2009 this weekend; had it for a while but not really looked at it until now. Been making friends using the Create-a-Wrestler feature - I cant seem to make myself though  :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 14, 2009, 07:56:27 AM
Finished Drakan the Ancient Gates on the PS2 (for about the 4th time) - love that game  :teddyr:

Now I think I'll start on God of War, haven't played that in quite a while.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on April 14, 2009, 09:00:51 AM
(http://www.techdigest.tv/assets_c/2009/03/house_of_the_dead__overkill_-_gc_20-thumb-300x422-82372.jpg)


House of the Dead: Overkill.  Awesome fun!  Will be even better when I get an LCD/Plasma.  Got what they call the "Big Bang Box" which came with a graphic novel, a copy of the game and more importantly; two 'Hand Cannons' which are gun housings for the 'Wiimote'.  Words cannot describe the satisfying heft these babies have when shooting zombies...

Style of the game is very much in the grindhouse style, and even starts like Planet Terror. [woo strippers!]

(http://wire.ggl.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/overkill.jpg)

(http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/925/925816/the-house-of-the-dead-overkill-20081030054929159_640w.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MilkManPictures on April 14, 2009, 10:42:40 AM
Been playing Left 4 Dead. It's okay...

I also still find myself playing GT5: Prologue. I love racing games... I hope they actually release the full game this year and that it doesn't get pushed to next year.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: flackbait on April 19, 2009, 08:48:07 PM
I've been playing gladius for the ps2. For an old ps2 game its pretty damn good.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on April 20, 2009, 09:04:30 AM
(http://wii.vggen.com/news/images/silenthill_box.jpg)
On the PC.
And it's friggin' awesome.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on April 20, 2009, 04:48:21 PM
Still playing Dragon Quest V... I got finish it at one point or another.  Also, I picked up Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii.  Extremely fun and addicting.  I love unlocking new things, listening to the soundtrack, and making my own stages (Wish there were more options for the Creator).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 29, 2009, 09:32:45 AM
Finished God of War for the PS2.  Very fun game, camera angles can kind of suck though.  I love it when you're in the middle of a jump and the camera angle changes, so you fall to your death.  I gotta admit, in the final boss battle, the second time it asked me if I wanted to switch to easy mode, I said yes.  I suck  :bluesad:

Now I'm back to Onimusha Warlords.  Kind of fun, can't use the analog sticks though, for some reason they decided to stick with the ancients PS1 style controls.  I remember this one starts out pretty slow and gets really good by the middle part. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on April 29, 2009, 03:19:02 PM
I just found my old copy of Amazon Trail 3rd Edition and I decided to play it again.  It's aged quite well and I noticed the acting in it is a bit cheesy, but it is still amusing enough to play.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MilkManPictures on April 30, 2009, 10:57:46 AM
dusted off the wii and fired it up out of boredom... what a lame console.
Did watch my friend play this old snes game called Super Turrican. Kind of cool but the best thing was the EPIC music it had. I love old video game music.


Also been playing The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai for 360 and that game is fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on April 30, 2009, 05:16:05 PM
You know, I really like the Wii, but for some reason don't play it at all any more. Weird since it seemed so fun in the beginning.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MilkManPictures on May 05, 2009, 06:45:23 PM
Metal Gear Solid for the iPhone... :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on May 07, 2009, 02:23:49 AM
Haven't played any downloadable content for Fallout 3 yet.
Gonna download all 3 adventures, do a new game, and get me to level 30.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 07, 2009, 06:39:15 AM
I'm on the final boss battle of Onimusha Warlords.  Finally made it to the end of the mini-game and got the best sword yesterday.  This game was a whole lot of fun the first time, but this time through it's just frustrating.  The PS1 style controls, the fact that as soon as you get a couple medicines built up, you have to play as the babe and you'll use those medicines real fast, and the way you have to go all the way back through the start menu whenever you get killed.  Still pretty fun though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on May 10, 2009, 09:28:57 PM
After blowing 75 hours of my life over the last 3 weeks banging out all of the achievements for Dynasty Warriors: Gundam without any help from a partner for the 100,000 kills achievement (:hatred:), I took my first spin around Left 4 Dead today. There's an achievement for beating the game on Expert mode, so I thought I'd try that first... and I ended up getting my soul caved in repeatedly for about an hour before finally giving up. Fun game though. Watching 30 zombies swarm in through a doorway and mob my teammates to death is freaky in that Return of the Living Dead "Oh crap! They're not shambling!" kinda way.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on May 11, 2009, 02:29:36 AM
I just started playing through Persona 3 on the PS2.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 11, 2009, 06:38:45 AM
finally gave up on the final boss battle in Onimusha.  After about 15 times of having to go back to the start menu, start game, memory card 1, slot 1, run down this long spiraling path which is a pain with the PS1 style controls that won't let you run slightly to the right, then sitting through the 5 minute cutscene, bah!  Enough already.  I finished the game once before, it's not like I've got anything to prove  :teddyr:

Started on Second Sight for the PS2 again.  An action/adventure where you've got psychic powers and you're trying to figure out what happened to you.  You play in the present day for a while, then there's a flashback and you play a few months in the past, where something happened to you that gave you your psychic powers.  I remember it being fairly fun last time I played it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Pilgermann on May 11, 2009, 10:16:16 AM
Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts -- I guess this is a good game 'cause even though I've died approximately 4732984213958 times, and I haven't beaten the second stage, I still feel like playing it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on May 11, 2009, 03:37:49 PM
I've been playing the latest Prince of Persia game for the 360. If you enjoyed the original Sands of Time, I highly recommend it. The only real pitfall for me, which has been the shortcoming of the entire series, is the combat. For this game, they scrapped a real combat system for this call-and-response type dealie. It looks pretty, but I'd prefer an actual combat system.

A solid platformer.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: diazed129 on May 12, 2009, 08:08:08 PM
Street Fighting IV


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on May 12, 2009, 08:23:34 PM
Halo Wars


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on May 12, 2009, 08:40:13 PM
Lego Batman


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on May 13, 2009, 11:15:15 AM
I just OWND in a Super Smash Bros. Bwawl tourement.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MilkManPictures on May 13, 2009, 01:29:41 PM
I just downloaded Flashback for my iphone. I had this game for my genesis but it's awesome on my iphone. Getting use to the controls is a little weird but it's still a lot of good old retro gaming fun!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on May 21, 2009, 12:32:51 PM
I decided today to put Dark Sector on the stack of outgoing games (as in, ones to take to the pawn shop or to Hastings, etc., for in-store credit).  The game isn't all that great.  The conventions and general gameplay aren't so bad, but the game is repetitive.  It kind of reminds me of Pariah, the way each level is laid out the same and all you ever do is fight the same arrangement of enemies in the same situations.  Sure, there are a few puzzles to solve, but they aren't that difficult.  That, and the story is boring. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on May 21, 2009, 12:47:12 PM
I think I'm going to finally finish the third Phoenix Wright DS game.  I beat the first two cases a long time ago, and never finished it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on May 21, 2009, 02:05:24 PM
Pokemon Emerald.  :bluesad:



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on June 06, 2009, 09:30:33 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/richmedia/images/cover.gif)

I really couldn't afford this, but I got it anyway. It's too darn hard ! :bluesad: :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 3mnkids on June 06, 2009, 11:06:21 AM
Silent hill: origins


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 06, 2009, 01:21:27 PM
Finished Second Sight on the PS2.  It was okay, some cool parts, some not so cool.  It's a shooter but you also have psi-powers, like you can posses an enemy guy and have him shoot the other enemy guys.  Overall the gameplay just wasn't all that fun.  Some parts left you wandering around with no idea where you're supposed to go or what you're supposed to do when you get there, I hate that.  One part had you going to one room and copying a file from a computer to a disk, take it to another room, load it onto a computer and play it on the video player, then go to another room and watch the video.  Good grief, you could wander around for a week trying to figure that crap out.  I just read a walkthrough of course.  The more straightforward shooter stuff was more fun, and some of the environments were fairly well done.  It's kind of a memorable game, for what that's worth.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 07, 2009, 12:02:50 AM
I just tried out Mercenaries 2.  Pretty solid so far.  It also has a very different feel from most GTA-style games, which is cool.  Peter Stormare's voice work is just as amusing as it was in the last game.

I was also playing Shadowrun on my Genesis.  I've beaten the game three times, but it has great replay value.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on June 07, 2009, 05:47:38 AM
I started playing on dynasty mode on MVP BASEBALL 2005 on the PS2 using the Anaheim Angels as my team. This is the last baseball that I really liked.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on June 07, 2009, 07:34:04 AM
I'm playing through Half-Life 2 again and of course, I'm still trying to beat Dragon Quest 5.  Luckily for me, I just have one boss fight left.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on June 09, 2009, 06:59:11 PM
I picked up a used PS2 game by Capcom called "Okami" that came out in 2006. You play a japanese god who is reincarnated as a white wolf and must save the world. Plays a lot like a 3d version of Zelda but with controlling a wolf instead of Link.

The graphics are amazingly beautiful and the game highly original. Check it out.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 09, 2009, 08:19:46 PM
I've been playing classic games again.  I recently started A Link to the Past for the SNES.  This is my first "real" play of it.  I'd briefly played it in the past, but never from the beginning and never for very long.  Some how, it just got skipped over in my radar.  So far, I'd say it is excellent.

Other classics I'm playing are NES games..  Sky Kid, Vindicators, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and others.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on June 10, 2009, 11:25:49 AM
Yeah Baby!!

(http://tech.fantomed.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/metal-gear.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on June 10, 2009, 11:30:54 AM
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn149/Critty81/punchoutwii.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 10, 2009, 01:15:32 PM
(https://www.videogamesplus.ca/images/macegriffin.jpg)

Started playing this years ago and thought it sucked.  Started on it again recently and it still sucks.  It basically goes like this:

1)  Get killed
2)  Restart from predetermined save point
3)  Hit X several times so you don't have to watch the cutscene again
4)  Play through the next ten minutes of the game PRECISELY as you did the last 4 or 5 times.
5)  Finally, you've made it just a little farther than last time!!!
6)  Get killed instantly.

Repeat, repeat, repeat.  It gets tedious real fast.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on June 10, 2009, 01:32:13 PM
I've obtained an old copy of "Conflict: Desert Storm", and it feels like some series worth playing. The controls are a bit awkward, and my new system plays the sound FX with a noticeable lag, but the missions are very exciting and the gameplay has just the right ammount of caution and planning and blowing stuff (and people) up.

If I manage to finish it, I plan to play the rest of the series.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on June 10, 2009, 02:26:51 PM
Right now playing Condenmed 2: BloodShot for X-Box 360.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 10, 2009, 03:57:39 PM
Right now playing Condenmed 2: BloodShot for X-Box 360.

Favorite bit of the entire game: "slept like a baby".  You'll agree with me when you get there.  Enjoyable game, though not quite as good as the original.  The multiplayer is also better than you'd expect.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on June 10, 2009, 08:53:14 PM
Farcry: Instincts on the Xbox. Sadly, my S-Video connection is acting up so I'm playing it on composite. Still, it is a b***h in spots.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 11, 2009, 07:13:16 AM
Turok on the PS3.  You're a macho space marine and your ship crashes on a jungle planet, full of dinosaurs and bad guys.  And you're accompanied by none other than Ron Perlman!  Good fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on June 11, 2009, 11:38:11 PM
Started playing back through for the umpteenth time SUPER METROID on the Super Nintendo.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 12, 2009, 04:08:36 AM
I beat Super C on my NES today.  Does that make me hardcore awesome?  I'd like to think so.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on June 12, 2009, 05:11:59 PM
Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on June 12, 2009, 07:10:07 PM
Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2

You play on Steam, I presume.
If so, add me as a friend.  My Steam ID is ashthecat3.

I play Team Fortress 2 as well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on June 13, 2009, 12:55:53 AM
Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2

You play on Steam, I presume.
If so, add me as a friend.  My Steam ID is ashthecat3.

I play Team Fortress 2 as well.

Actually, I play against bots in CSS, I can't stand the elitism online these days.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 13, 2009, 01:23:38 AM
Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2

You play on Steam, I presume.
If so, add me as a friend.  My Steam ID is ashthecat3.

I play Team Fortress 2 as well.

Actually, I play against bots in CSS, I can't stand the elitism online these days.

*cue old fogey voice*

These days?  Why...  I been playing Counter-Strike for so long, I can remember when the M4 was always silenced, and you had to bind a key to get the buy menu!  I killed many a man with flash bang shrapnel too!  And I still run with the knife! 

But one thing I can't remember too well is a time when Counter-Strike didn't have elitism.  When was this?   :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on June 13, 2009, 02:41:24 AM
It always did to some degree, but now it's just a vehicle for a***oles to be rude and insulting. Many, and I'd even go as far as to say most CS players these days don't play for fun or competition, they play to say things they will never have the courage to say to a person's face. Sucks really.

I think that's the reason the modding community for most games has almost gone away: The people that spend time learning to make mods for a game and making them don't have the time to play and get really good, but the a***oles playing their mods and such treat them like such crap many of them lose interest in the game and their projects. Notice there's few maps and even less mods for CS: Who wants to spent the time and effort to make something for those pricks? (not all, but surely way more pricks than one would expect). UT2004 had a HUGE modding community, but once being an a***ole to anyone else playing became the standard, the community virtually died. It seemed like it was overnight: One day the unrealgames forums had 3 pages of new topics in the unrealscript board, the next day it was 5 threads a week, no more.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 14, 2009, 07:07:22 AM
Still working on Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter on the PS2.  I was having a lot of fun with it for 2 or 3 hours, there's actually a stretch of really enjoyable gameplay in there.  Now of course I've run into another totally sucky part.  I've played through it about 30-40 times already.  You have to shoot a spaceship, and there's a time limit.  The ship is ridiculously maneuverable, you're lucky to hit it 10 or 15 times.  A couple of times I've gotten lucky and nailed it maybe 30-40 times, but that still wasn't enough.  I guess you've got to pump a bunch of missiles into it as well as nail it with the guns numerous times.   :hatred:  The people who made this really had their heads up their a$$es.

Downloaded a bunch of free game demos on the PS3, Killzone 2 and Resistance Fall of Man are the only two I've checked out so far.  They both seem pretty interesting, Killzone is positively intense - the surround sound definitely puts you in the middle of a war.  Resistance is more take cover and pick your shots sort of thing.  I think I need to work on my taking cover skills, but I wanna run up there and shoot those guys  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 14, 2009, 07:46:42 PM
It always did to some degree, but now it's just a vehicle for a***oles to be rude and insulting. Many, and I'd even go as far as to say most CS players these days don't play for fun or competition, they play to say things they will never have the courage to say to a person's face. Sucks really.

I think that's the reason the modding community for most games has almost gone away: The people that spend time learning to make mods for a game and making them don't have the time to play and get really good, but the a***oles playing their mods and such treat them like such crap many of them lose interest in the game and their projects. Notice there's few maps and even less mods for CS: Who wants to spent the time and effort to make something for those pricks? (not all, but surely way more pricks than one would expect). UT2004 had a HUGE modding community, but once being an a***ole to anyone else playing became the standard, the community virtually died. It seemed like it was overnight: One day the unrealgames forums had 3 pages of new topics in the unrealscript board, the next day it was 5 threads a week, no more.

I believe the single biggest cause of this was voice chat becoming a built in feature of multiplayer games.  People too readily ignored angry text, or took it as sarcasm, for ***holes to really disrupt gameplay much.  Few people can type fast enough to really vent anything.  I have to say, on the whole, voice chat is more of a detriment to my online gaming experience than a plus.  Sometimes it really adds to things, especially in good teamplay stuff, but that's the rare exception.



As far as what I did in games today...  I beat Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves for the NES.  I'm planning a semi-mocking video review of it, due to a couple amusing bits in it, and I recorded myself beating it.  First time I've beaten it actually.  


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on June 14, 2009, 11:55:46 PM
I'm presently over at a friend's house killing Nazi zombies on Call of Duty: World at War. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on June 15, 2009, 06:30:40 PM
The same as always with Dragon Quest, but I have now begun my descent into Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.  This I'll take even longer.  Also, I have been playing through the Half-Life series again.  I am currently playing Half-Life 2: Episode 1.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: akiratubo on June 15, 2009, 07:50:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=AE8C496CA718D4B5

Mega Man

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D267DC0534C12DCF

Mega Man 2 - skip to part 2, part 1 is just the intros

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=70E459E6B0F803AA

Mega Man 3 - not done yet


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on June 17, 2009, 09:54:31 PM
Ghostbusters: The Video Game. So far, it's pretty fun, although somewhat repetitive. It's fun to shoot everything, though. Yay for willy-nilly destruction!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on June 17, 2009, 10:56:56 PM
I've been working a lot lately on trying to get through Metal Slug 3 without continuing. Talk about tons of practice! 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 18, 2009, 07:13:45 AM
I've absolutely had it with Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter.  Now I've got a 7 minute time limit to destroy about 8 enemy fighters and board another ship.  See, this might give a person a sense of accomplishment, as I actually destroyed all the fighters, but then time ran out before I could even begin docking with the other ship.  What an asinine idea.  It's a really, really long game, and the play time is probably quadrupled by having to play through all this junk numerous times.  Like another part, you've got to kill several batches of bad guys, climb up on a roof, then where to go?  There's a ledge on a nearby hillside, it looks too far away to jump.  And why would you want to try anyway?  Your mission is to get to a control room, why would you want to jump off a building and get on a hillside to find a control room?  But that's what you've gotta do.  There's a ventilation duct on the hillside, and you crawl through it to get back into the building.  You'll surely miss the jump on your first attempt, so you have to go back and repeat this maddening platforming segment, then fight through the same rooms full of guys...enough.

I ordered Onimusha 3 Demon Siege, and it can't get here  quickly enough.  I really liked the first Onimusha, except for the old PS1 style controls.  This one actually uses the analog sticks, and the storyline looks really interesting, so I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Played the free demo of Uncharted:  Drake's Fortune on the PS3 last night.  Holy crap, awesome!  I had to have my wife come and watch it, the graphics are absolutely fabulous.  Gameplay wa a ton of fun as well.  And it only costs 10 times as much as I paid for Onimusha!  LOL.  I have a feeling my PS3 game collection is going to take a looooooooooooooong time to amount to anything.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: the ghoul on June 18, 2009, 11:52:00 AM
Devil's Crush   -a classic.  One of my all-time favorite games, and one that I keep on going back to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boLnOFM1JGI


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on June 19, 2009, 09:41:59 PM
I finally finished Far Cry Instincts after realizing I was triggering a glitch that made the final guy invincible.

Next up: Just Cause on the Xbox


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 20, 2009, 03:08:36 AM
I've been working a lot lately on trying to get through Metal Slug 3 without continuing. Talk about tons of practice! 

Wow.  I have it on my Neo Geo standup, and I think my best is like 11 or 12 credits used.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on June 21, 2009, 02:38:04 AM
I started working through BURNOUT: REVENGE on the PS2.  A very fun game.  I also picked up today a HITMAN triple pack for the PS2 for only 15 dollars.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on June 24, 2009, 05:34:42 AM
I'm playing Planescape: Torment. Best game I've played in a while.


Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2

You play on Steam, I presume.
If so, add me as a friend.  My Steam ID is ashthecat3.

I play Team Fortress 2 as well.

Actually, I play against bots in CSS, I can't stand the elitism online these days.

Hey, Team Fortress 2 is great!
My Steam id is zekany, feel free to add me as a friend.  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on June 30, 2009, 06:01:06 PM
I'm playing Planescape: Torment. Best game I've played in a while.


Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2

You play on Steam, I presume.
If so, add me as a friend.  My Steam ID is ashthecat3.

I play Team Fortress 2 as well.

Actually, I play against bots in CSS, I can't stand the elitism online these days.

Hey, Team Fortress 2 is great!
My Steam id is zekany, feel free to add me as a friend.  :smile:

Well what do you know, I am also playing Team Fortress 2!  I'm always playing the capture the flag, because that's where I shine!  I'm best as a pyro, which average skills as a scout and solider.  My ID is jordan_was_here.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 30, 2009, 08:51:45 PM
Been playing Onimusha Demon Siege on the PS2 - pretty fun.  Lots of hack 'n' slash.  Only problem is I spent two days wondering what the heck to do next, finally figured out there was a hallway that I needed to go down, but I couldn't see the damned thing because of the camera angle.   :hatred:

Also playing Turok on the PS3 - not so fun.  One frustrating part after another.  Aiming mechanics are freakin' horrible, a guy's standing right in front of you and you swing your gun to the right of him, over-correct to the left, back to the right, by that time you're dead.  Go back to the last save point, play through the identical thing for the 15th time.  Aim at a spot on the wall because you've memorized that an enemy appears there.  I really need to get Uncharted:  Drake's Fortune;  or any other game but this one  :teddyr:

Got Lord of the Ring The Two Towers and Cold Fear for the PS2.  Cripes, I can buy about eight used PS2 games for the price of one new PS3 game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: enemy on July 01, 2009, 03:19:09 PM
I've been having a lot of fun with Red Faction: Guerrilla on the 360 - there's just something about being able to blow up nearly every building in a world that makes it fun for days.  I haven't even started on multiplayer yet, but I heard that's really fun too.

I also picked up Fight Night Round 4 last week and have been slowly making my way through career mode.  The controls take a little getting used to, but I'm getting the hang of them.  I can almost always throw exactly the punch I want to throw at the right time, I just need to work on my defense.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on July 04, 2009, 08:14:11 AM
I'm playing Planescape: Torment. Best game I've played in a while.


Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2

You play on Steam, I presume.
If so, add me as a friend.  My Steam ID is ashthecat3.

I play Team Fortress 2 as well.

Actually, I play against bots in CSS, I can't stand the elitism online these days.

Hey, Team Fortress 2 is great!
My Steam id is zekany, feel free to add me as a friend.  :smile:

Well what do you know, I am also playing Team Fortress 2!  I'm always playing the capture the flag, because that's where I shine!  I'm best as a pyro, which average skills as a scout and solider.  My ID is jordan_was_here.

Steam: "Unable to find jordan_was_here"
Why? :question:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on July 04, 2009, 08:24:24 AM
http://www.mtv.co.uk/games/seafight (http://www.mtv.co.uk/games/seafight)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on July 04, 2009, 03:41:21 PM
I'm playing Planescape: Torment. Best game I've played in a while.


Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2

You play on Steam, I presume.
If so, add me as a friend.  My Steam ID is ashthecat3.

I play Team Fortress 2 as well.

Actually, I play against bots in CSS, I can't stand the elitism online these days.

Hey, Team Fortress 2 is great!
My Steam id is zekany, feel free to add me as a friend.  :smile:

Well what do you know, I am also playing Team Fortress 2!  I'm always playing the capture the flag, because that's where I shine!  I'm best as a pyro, which average skills as a scout and solider.  My ID is jordan_was_here.

Steam: "Unable to find jordan_was_here"
Why? :question:

Why fault, it's jordon_was_here

I keep forgetting it is an O instead of an A.  It's a long story.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on July 04, 2009, 10:33:52 PM
I bought, through Steam, the "Alien Shooter/Zombie Shooter" game pack. 4 games for $15, , pretty fun, mindless mass slaughter of zombies and aliens.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on July 06, 2009, 02:40:08 AM
I played Punchout for the Wii.  Pretty fun, though it does defer in feel and the way things are timed significantly from the original.  I suspect it takes elements from Super Punchout, which I've never played.

The characters have tons of personality though, and the overall presentation is great.  I'm just not sure if I'm quite willing to spend $50 on it yet...  Think I'll wait for a price drop or too.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on July 06, 2009, 04:00:16 AM
I'm playing Planescape: Torment. Best game I've played in a while.


Still playing Counter-Strike, , , starting to get into TF2

You play on Steam, I presume.
If so, add me as a friend.  My Steam ID is ashthecat3.

I play Team Fortress 2 as well.

Actually, I play against bots in CSS, I can't stand the elitism online these days.

Hey, Team Fortress 2 is great!
My Steam id is zekany, feel free to add me as a friend.  :smile:

Well what do you know, I am also playing Team Fortress 2!  I'm always playing the capture the flag, because that's where I shine!  I'm best as a pyro, which average skills as a scout and solider.  My ID is jordan_was_here.

Steam: "Unable to find jordan_was_here"
Why? :question:

Why fault, it's jordon_was_here

I keep forgetting it is an O instead of an A.  It's a long story.
Still no luck.
I'm puzzled.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on July 07, 2009, 10:13:47 AM

Still wading my way through Fallout 3.  I really want to be a prick, but am trying to be a nice guy this time.  Just for fun though I activated the bomb in Megaton and boy did it look cool!

Anyways, I'm thinking of getting back into Tron 2.0 after hearing Daft Punk are doing the music for the movie sequel.  I also just got myself a copy of the movie's soundtrack and am enjoying the stupid 80s sounds.

From what I remember the game was actually pretty good, so here's to revisiting old forgotten classics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_2.0_(video_game) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_2.0_(video_game))

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/ba/Tron2.0box.jpg/256px-Tron2.0box.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 12, 2009, 04:46:03 PM
Finished Onimusha Demon Siege, that was a very fun game overall.  Now I'm on Cold Fear for the PS2, where you battle zombies on a boat.  Kinda sucks right now as I've only got crummy weapons.  Hopefull it will get better the farther I get into it.  Also downloaded free demos on the PS3 for Infamous, Star Wars the Force Unleashed, and Heavenly Sword.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on July 12, 2009, 04:58:20 PM
I'm still playing Team Fortress 2, but I am also revisiting Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime and I'm playing Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 13, 2009, 08:18:59 PM
Punch-Out! and Ghostbusters: The Video Game, for the Wii.

Pretty fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on July 16, 2009, 11:57:25 AM
Yesterday I played Castlevania.  I've never beaten the original.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 16, 2009, 02:50:06 PM
Yesterday I played Castlevania.  I've never beaten the original.

Neither have I. Have to admit, it's one of the hardest games I've ever played.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on July 16, 2009, 09:17:45 PM
Fallout 3 Point Lookout and Broken Steel Downloads. Pretty good stuff.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 16, 2009, 09:37:42 PM
Yesterday I played Castlevania.  I've never beaten the original.

Neither have I. Have to admit, it's one of the hardest games I've ever played.
Along with BurgerTime.

Very hard.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on July 19, 2009, 06:46:40 AM
I just bought myself a Playstation 3.  Can't wait for the HDMI cables I ordered to get here so everything can look REAL pretty.

Was playing Portal last night.  That game is gonna make my head explode, but the freaking computer that talks to you is hilarious.

Also played a bit of Killzone 2.  I have the difficulty at a reasonable level and, HOLY CRAP!  This makes the original seem like a walk in the park.  The freaking enemy will do blind strafing from behind cover and keep moving to make themselves hard as hell to shoot.  Plus, even with an S-Video connection, this thing looks incredible, and you can interact with most of the environment.  Very cool.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on July 19, 2009, 09:07:58 AM
I'm playin' Urban Rivals.com


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Fausto on July 24, 2009, 09:58:26 PM
Secret of Mana

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c375/fausto963/Smana.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on July 26, 2009, 04:53:06 PM
I just got a Sega Genisis for the first time EVER so ive been kickin' it old skool lately with Primal Rage, NHL 95, Shinobi 3, Aladdin, Sonic, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Toxic Crudsaders, and Mutant Leauge Football as well as a few others. IREEELY wanna find Mutant Leauge Hockey, as Im more of a hockey fan and not really a football fan. I also wanna find "Cool Spot" as well as a few others.
(http://firsthour.net/screenshots/mutant-league-football/mutant-league-football-cover.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on July 28, 2009, 03:29:21 AM
I just got a Sega Genisis for the first time EVER so ive been kickin' it old skool lately with Primal Rage, NHL 95, Shinobi 3, Aladdin, Sonic, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Toxic Crudsaders, and Mutant Leauge Football as well as a few others. IREEELY wanna find Mutant Leauge Hockey, as Im more of a hockey fan and not really a football fan. I also wanna find "Cool Spot" as well as a few others.
([url]http://firsthour.net/screenshots/mutant-league-football/mutant-league-football-cover.jpg[/url])


If you haven't played it before, I should warn you Mutant League Hockey isn't as good as Football.  It does support 4 player though!

Based on what you like, I'd also suggest Ghostbusters, the other Sonic games, Rocket Knight Adventures, and the Golden Axe games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 28, 2009, 06:35:51 AM
Still playing Cold Fear on the PS2.  It's gotten a bit more fun now that I've got the shotgun and flamethrower  :teddyr:  Those darned zombies bob and weave, and you have to shoot them in the head to kill them, so they're a pain to kill with the pistol and even the AK-47.  I finally got off the boat and now I'm on an offshore oil rig.  You also get a spear gun, which isn't for shooting zombies, but the spears emit a scent that draws them towards it.  In one part, you can shoot a spear into a furnace room, all the zombies go in there, then you can turn the furnace on!  I love that part.

Downloaded some more demo's on the PS3, Motorstorm Pacific Rift is a blast, driving through the woods at absolutely insane speeds  :teddyr: 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on July 28, 2009, 07:35:48 PM
I picked up Grand Theft Auto 4 and have been playing it.  What a dark game, and I do mean the lighting. And it is structured like the other games, but it is a whole different beast.  I'm having to relearn how to play, after getting used to the older games. And what is it with the cops?  You bump someone wrong and you have a one-star wanted rating and they start shooting you if you don't stop when they tell you to. Geez.

And I killed the girlfriend on the first date, completely by accident. I'm going to hell for that one.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on July 29, 2009, 04:04:06 AM
And I killed the girlfriend on the first date, completely by accident. I'm going to hell for that one.

You did?  How?
I took her bowling, then to her home and banged her.   :wink:   :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on July 29, 2009, 04:58:21 PM
And I killed the girlfriend on the first date, completely by accident. I'm going to hell for that one.

You did?  How?
I took her bowling, then to her home and banged her.   :wink:   :thumbup:

She made some comment about how she didn't think I would be such a careful driver, so I gunned it, whipped down the wrong street and ended up in the water.  Guess she never figured out how to swim.

But I went to an earlier save and I'm happy to say that she is loving some foreign salami slamming.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on July 29, 2009, 09:59:11 PM
I downloaded a huge mode for Elder Scrolls IV: OBLIVION called THE LOST SPIRES.  It adds an Archeology Guild to Tamriel and you wind up exploring a completely new class of ruins looking for clues to a lost, pre-Ayleid civilization.  I'm about four missions into it and IT ROCKS!!

Also got a new graphics card, so the game plays much faster and smoother than ever.  I LOVE OBLIVION!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on July 30, 2009, 09:48:46 PM
I downloaded a huge mode for Elder Scrolls IV: OBLIVION called THE LOST SPIRES.  It adds an Archeology Guild to Tamriel and you wind up exploring a completely new class of ruins looking for clues to a lost, pre-Ayleid civilization.  I'm about four missions into it and IT ROCKS!!

Also got a new graphics card, so the game plays much faster and smoother than ever.  I LOVE OBLIVION!

I wish they would get something like this for the PS3 version.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on July 30, 2009, 11:53:51 PM
That's the problem with OBLIVION for the XBox and PS2 - you can buy the official plug-ins from Bethesda, but you can't download any of the huge number of fan mods out there.  LOST SPIRES is enormous, all right - I just went on a huge dungeon crawl looking for the lost tomb of an Ayleid king and had to fight a 50 foot tall minotaur just to get to it!  It's amazing that someone took the time and effort to creat such an enormous mod, just to make it available for free.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on July 31, 2009, 05:16:03 PM
Well, my computer sucks in the power and graphics area and being a laptop, I don't see that improving any time soon.

But, yeah, Oblivion is incredible.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 06, 2009, 07:12:24 AM
Finally got some more PS3 games:  Star Wars the Force Unleashed, Dead Space, Condemned 2 Bloodshot, and Timeshift.  Started playing Star Wars, seems pretty fun.  I really should read the instructions - you've got all these force powers and I think it would help a lot if I learned which button controls which one.  The pilot of my spaceship - wow!  She's a hot babe and her pants are absolutely painted on her.  I think I'm going to enjoy flying with her!  Still playing Turok as well, it's not so bad since I learned A)  the knife works far better than the guns against dinosaurs and B)  battle the human opponents from far away and behind as much cover as possible.  Kind of sucks that you can only carry two weapons at a time - we just took over a small enemy base and there's all these great weapons there - and I con only choose two  :hatred:  Also still playing Cold Fear on the PS2, it's turned out to be one of my favorite PS2 games of all time.  Actually sort of "scary"!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on August 06, 2009, 08:36:20 AM
I'm busy playing Metal Gear Acid 2 on the PSP.  It's very fun and an interesting stragedy game to play.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on August 12, 2009, 02:11:09 PM
I'm playing through the Larry series (except Magna cum laude and Box office bust. I wouldn't touch those with a 10 foot pole).
I'm at the 3rd one. :teddyr: They are great!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on August 13, 2009, 04:46:02 AM

I just picked up The Bourne Conspiracy for the Xbox 360 yesterday.
Got it used for $18.

This game is awesome!
If you've seen any of the Bourne films and like that particular style of hand to hand combat that Bourne uses, you wll be instantly hooked on this game.
The Bourne in this game looks nothing like Matt Damon, but I didn't have a problem with that.  He's still totally believable as Jason Bourne.

Check out some of the in-game fights.
Absolutely brutal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8zxv8sY-p4

The boss fights are extended sequences (some lasting several minutes) where you can use objects around the room.
You can smash a dude's head right through a jukebox or stab him in the arm with a screwdriver.  There are tons of ways to use the environment to inflict damage on your opponents.
Even better is the fact that once you defeat a boss, you can jump to each boss fight right from the main menu and replay it.  Since each boss fight can go totally differently each time you fight them, it adds a lot to the game's replay value.

I would've rated this game with 5 stars but the gunfights are a little lame.
This game is all about hand to hand fighting.
As it stands, I'd rate this game 4.5 stars out of 5 stars and a big  :thumbup:.   :smile:

If you own a 360 and like the Bourne films, go buy a used copy now!





Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: lester1/2jr on August 13, 2009, 09:59:24 AM
an online version of Q bert that breaks when you jump on the disc things


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on August 18, 2009, 02:35:42 PM
  It's amazing that someone took the time and effort to creat such an enormous mod, just to make it available for free.

I have to say that a good game with good modding tools is often more fun to mod for than most games are to outright play. Much greater sense of accomplishment to me, I bet I've spent more time modding for UT2004 than I have playing it, unless you consider the testing time I've spent in-game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on August 18, 2009, 05:04:05 PM
Right now I'm playing The Treasures Of Montezuma. I love it!

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7708/thetreasuresofmontezuma.jpg) (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/thetreasuresofmontezuma.jpg/)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on August 18, 2009, 05:25:47 PM
My latest addiction:

Bejeweled 2!!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_S3BTGHasiy0/SosqKp5glYI/AAAAAAAAASQ/YShemVI8v2g/s400/bejeweled-2-psn-494x332.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on August 18, 2009, 05:28:16 PM
That's the problem with OBLIVION for the XBox and PS2 - you can buy the official plug-ins from Bethesda, but you can't download any of the huge number of fan mods out there.  LOST SPIRES is enormous, all right - I just went on a huge dungeon crawl looking for the lost tomb of an Ayleid king and had to fight a 50 foot tall minotaur just to get to it!  It's amazing that someone took the time and effort to creat such an enormous mod, just to make it available for free.

Hi Indiansmith, nice to meet you!  :cheers:   I'm new here and just couldn't pass up any discussion on Elder Scrolls 4:Oblivion   I have the XBox 360 version which, while it looks nice and has enough to do, seriously needs mods for it.  Seems once the main quest and the Knights Of The Nine and Shivering Isles are done, there's not much else to do.

The Lost Spires, and a pre-Ayleid civilization. The Beast-Men come to mind. They mention them and the magic rock runes they created, like the one outside Bruma.  Anyhow, ES 4 is an awesome game and hats off to the mod community for constantly supplying it with new blood.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on August 18, 2009, 09:07:10 PM
NFS Underground 2 -ps2 .
I was playing LEGO Batman, but the data keeps getting corrupted :thumbdown: :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on August 18, 2009, 09:55:06 PM
Nice avatar, Bull.

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms is a great movie and the Rhedosaurus has his rightful place as the inspiration for Toho and company to make a certain Japanese behemoth that has starred in 30 films  :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 19, 2009, 06:34:10 AM
Motor Storm Pacific Rift on the PS3.  Insane courses, insane speed, insane fun  :teddyr:  You're racing around all these different tracks on an island;  if they were real, I think a good 25% of the competitors would get killed on every lap.  Especially any motorcyclists that get near me.   :teddyr:  I think I'm going to be playing this one a whole lot from now on.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on August 19, 2009, 04:10:06 PM
Psycho naughts!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on August 19, 2009, 04:38:35 PM
I bought Dynasty Warriors 3 PS2 for my Son today, I hope he likes it. (I did)

Edit* Nope, he didn't like it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on August 20, 2009, 02:07:49 PM
If I didn't mention before, my current game is Prototype for the Xbox 360. Not a bad game, as you get a TON of upgrades, but it gets a bit repetitive. But the amount of destruction you cause is quite a bunch of fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 22, 2009, 07:09:01 AM
I'm totally addicted to Motorstorm now.  I unlocked a new track where I think 50% of the competitors would get killed in real life.  I guess I'm on level 3 now, the races are a lot harder - I was finishing in first place pretty easily, now I need a pretty good race to make it to 8th place.  I prefer racing in a dune buggy or pickup truck, but on one race I had to drive a big rig, like a water truck or something.  You wouldn't think that would be a lot of fun, but man oh man, you can drive right through any of your competitors in smaller vehicles, then switch to a rear view and see the wreckage scattering in all directions  :teddyr:

Also finished Cold Fear on the PS2.  A really good survival horror game, with great atmosphere and plenty of (mostly) fun combat. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on August 22, 2009, 11:29:53 PM
Well, someone mentioned a game to me a few days ago. I had never heard of it.  I looked it up and was instantly thinking, "This is THE game I've been wanting."  Three days and sixty some odd bucks later I have it.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S3BTGHasiy0/SpDEJUOVo8I/AAAAAAAAASw/dpkABxwgHIQ/s400/sacred+2.jpg)

I ended up staying inside during a beautiful day playing this thing for at least five or more hours.  It plays like Diablo and Champions Of Norrath (however that was spelled), but it has dozens of side quests like Oblivion.  I love it.  The humor is great.  My character, a dryad, will do a pole dance move if you leave her standing still for a minute if she is holding a polearm weapon.  Some of the enemies will scream out stuff when they die, like "This is what I get for not listening to my wife...." or  "OOOUCH!!!  Damn, that HURT!" or "You turn your back for one second...."

It's the best $60+ I should not have spent.

Now I am in dire need of sleep.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Dubal on August 23, 2009, 01:39:38 PM
Well, someone mentioned a game to me a few days ago. I had never heard of it.  I looked it up and was instantly thinking, "This is THE game I've been wanting."  Three days and sixty some odd bucks later I have it.

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S3BTGHasiy0/SpDEJUOVo8I/AAAAAAAAASw/dpkABxwgHIQ/s400/sacred+2.jpg[/url])

I ended up staying inside during a beautiful day playing this thing for at least five or more hours.  It plays like Diablo and Champions Of Norrath (however that was spelled), but it has dozens of side quests like Oblivion.  I love it.  The humor is great.  My character, a dryad, will do a pole dance move if you leave her standing still for a minute if she is holding a polearm weapon.  Some of the enemies will scream out stuff when they die, like "This is what I get for not listening to my wife...." or  "OOOUCH!!!  Damn, that HURT!" or "You turn your back for one second...."

It's the best $60+ I should not have spent.

Now I am in dire need of sleep.


Playing this also currently on my 360.

You're right Javakoala in that it is very addicting.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 24, 2009, 09:52:45 AM
Played a bit more of Turok on the PS3 last night.  This game just sucks.  There are all these giant scorpions after you, so you climb up on a roof and - yippee! - there's a mounted machine gun up here!  Oh but wait, the aiming system is the worst on any gun I've ever fired in any video game.  Barely touch the left analog stick, the gun jerks 20 feet off target.  Great.  Get it lined up on a target (finally), pull the trigger, and wait.  It'll be a couple of seconds before it starts firing.  By which time your target will have moved out of your sights.  So you shoot the scorpions with this infuriating piece of crap.  And shoot them.  And shoot them.  After ten minutes of this I finally figure out that there's an infinite number of them, they just keep coming.  Out of sheer boredom and frustration, I gave up on the gun and just jumped off the building.  Oh, now I see:  That whole thing was pointless, what I was really supposed to do was try to make my way to this other area over here.   :hatred:  I mean, why in the hell couldn't they give you a gun that's fun to shoot, let you knock off 50 or 75 scorpions, and then progress on to your next goal?  Oh, and it's not like I can even get to where I'm supposed to go. Nope, that might border on enjoyable.  A cutscene is triggered and I fall through a hole.

Did I mention that I spent the first one-third of the game trying to find a communications module, only so that it could get destroyed in the very next mission?  Oh, this really gives me a sense of accomplishment.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on August 24, 2009, 11:58:06 AM
I'm getting into Lost Odyssey for X-Box 360. I played alot of JRPGs in my time and I enjoyed the change in main charater. He not some coming of age going on a adventure to grow up and be annoying. He's a Immortal who has been around for a 1,000 years. So far so good.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on August 24, 2009, 07:17:15 PM
I'm replaying Team Fortress 2 and I gave another shot at Spongebob Squarepants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman on the GBA.  Damn that gave has a lot of cheap deaths.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on August 25, 2009, 04:09:40 PM
Midnight Club 3 Remix :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on August 25, 2009, 08:00:28 PM
Oh! I forgot to tell all you Angry Video Game Nerd fans out there. Remember I said I was at the Monster mania con? Well so was the AVGN! Sucks though, I didn't take any photos or ask for him for an autograph lol. Maybe next time. I did see him taking that photo of Toxic Avenger though.

http://www.cinemassacre.com/new/index.php



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 28, 2009, 07:03:19 AM
Still working on Turok.  I'm at this part where I come up behind two guys and try to kill them.  Now, you'd thing that with a flamethrower, automatic rifle, and two types of grenades, it would be fairly easy to kill two guys who have their back turned to you.  Nope, got killed about 5 times so far.

Ah, the fun continues.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on August 28, 2009, 05:31:52 PM
Still working on Turok.  I'm at this part where I come up behind two guys and try to kill them.  Now, you'd thing that with a flamethrower, automatic rifle, and two types of grenades, it would be fairly easy to kill two guys who have their back turned to you.  Nope, got killed about 5 times so far.

Ah, the fun continues.

You are either hardcore, or you just can't let go of a game that sucks.  I would have walked away by now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on August 29, 2009, 04:35:24 PM
I'm reattempting to finally finish Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.  I was never able to beat it 6 years ago, so maybe I can now that I am older and a wiser video game player.  I am also playing Wii Sports Resort.


Title: Tower Defense games
Post by: venomx on August 29, 2009, 09:58:19 PM
Anybody here good at flash Tower Defense games? If so, I found the best one ever.

Warzone Tower Defense, My best is wave 179, Its a cool game. I'm hooked lol.

Here is my 179 photo. If you ever played or play it, Let me know how you did.

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1504/179m.png) (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/179m.png/)

Tips - right click makes the game go full screen. Try to create mazes with wall blocks.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on August 30, 2009, 08:46:42 PM
(http://ucables.com/img/ipics/FOLKLORE-PLAYSTATION3-R70872.jpg)

It's pretty fun so far.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: schmendrik on September 04, 2009, 11:48:54 AM
Here's one that people on this forum ought to enjoy. It's a flash game on the Adult Swim website called "Nine Billion Miles from Earth." Action is a fairly standard alien shooter, except the graphics are completely demented, and it's got the look and sound of a cheesy 50s sci-fi movie. The badly-acted spaceship captain is wonderful. "Aliens from outer space! Either they've got a funny way of saying hello... or they're trying to turn me into space junk!"

http://games.adultswim.com/nine-billion-miles-from-earth-action-online-game.html

You can't lose because you can't run out of lives. Which means that you can really waste hours on this stupid thing trying to get all the way to Nine... Billion... Miles. I'm completely addicted to this game right now.

Edit: Forgot to mention the visible strings which hold up the space ships and the badly done exhaust and ray gun special effects. And as you move your spaceship around, it swings on that string.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on September 05, 2009, 02:41:56 AM
Currently working through TENCHU: FATAL SHADOWS on the PS2. Pretty good game though not the best in the series.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on September 05, 2009, 11:23:14 PM
Here's one that people on this forum ought to enjoy. It's a flash game on the Adult Swim website called "Nine Billion Miles from Earth." Action is a fairly standard alien shooter, except the graphics are completely demented, and it's got the look and sound of a cheesy 50s sci-fi movie. The badly-acted spaceship captain is wonderful. "Aliens from outer space! Either they've got a funny way of saying hello... or they're trying to turn me into space junk!"

[url]http://games.adultswim.com/nine-billion-miles-from-earth-action-online-game.html[/url]

You can't lose because you can't run out of lives. Which means that you can really waste hours on this stupid thing trying to get all the way to Nine... Billion... Miles. I'm completely addicted to this game right now.

Edit: Forgot to mention the visible strings which hold up the space ships and the badly done exhaust and ray gun special effects. And as you move your spaceship around, it swings on that string.


And on the same page, "Zombie Hooker Nightmare".

http://games.adultswim.com/zombie-hooker-nightmare-action-online-game.html (http://games.adultswim.com/zombie-hooker-nightmare-action-online-game.html)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 06, 2009, 12:20:02 PM
Played a little bit of Lord of the Rings The Two Towers on the PS2.  That's a real bargain bin title, lousy graphics and utterly repetitive gameplay.  Only made it about an hour into it and I have absolutely no ambition to waste another minute on it.

Just got started on Cold Winter on the PS2.  Seems like a fairly average FPS, but I'm enjoying it. 

Think I'll call it quits on Turok, that game just sucks more and more the longer I play it.  Might start on Dead Space or something next.  Still completely addicted to Motorstorm Pacific Rift  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 12, 2009, 07:29:28 AM
Downloaded Silent Hill on my PS3.  It's an old PS1 title, but I've been wanting to play it forever.  They cleaned up the graphics on the pre-rendered cutscenes and they look amazingly good for such an old game.  The in-game graphics look about like you'd expect on a high definition monitor though:  pretty crummy.  It's a fairly primitive game, controlling your character is like trying to drive a dump truck around in a parking lot, and the voice acting is pretty awful.  But it seems to have good atmosphere and a somewhat intriguing story.

Also playing Dead Space, that's an awesome game.  Like being in the movie Alien.  Cool weapons, nasty enemies, awesome atmosphere.

Cold Winter on the PS2 - fun game.  Very fast paced action and excellent voice acting.  The story is very confusing at this point, but I assume it will all make sense later. 

Downloaded some free demo's - Dirt 2 might be a moderately enjoyable racing game, if you wanted to spend an hour getting used to your vehicle being out of control most of the time.  IL-2 Sturmovic looked like an awesome WWII air combat game, but once I spent half an hour trying to attack a bomber and barely being able to get within a half mile of it, much less actually put some bullets into it, well...maybe I'll try it again later.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on September 12, 2009, 02:19:15 PM
Downloaded Silent Hill on my PS3.  It's an old PS1 title, but I've been wanting to play it forever.  They cleaned up the graphics on the pre-rendered cutscenes and they look amazingly good for such an old game.  The in-game graphics look about like you'd expect on a high definition monitor though:  pretty crummy.  It's a fairly primitive game, controlling your character is like trying to drive a dump truck around in a parking lot, and the voice acting is pretty awful.  But it seems to have good atmosphere and a somewhat intriguing story.

Also playing Dead Space, that's an awesome game.  Like being in the movie Alien.  Cool weapons, nasty enemies, awesome atmosphere.

Cold Winter on the PS2 - fun game.  Very fast paced action and excellent voice acting.  The story is very confusing at this point, but I assume it will all make sense later. 

Downloaded some free demo's - Dirt 2 might be a moderately enjoyable racing game, if you wanted to spend an hour getting used to your vehicle being out of control most of the time.  IL-2 Sturmovic looked like an awesome WWII air combat game, but once I spent half an hour trying to attack a bomber and barely being able to get within a half mile of it, much less actually put some bullets into it, well...maybe I'll try it again later.
I've just finished Silent hill. It was weird, but good. I'll replay it for the better ending.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on September 15, 2009, 09:54:25 PM
http://games.adultswim.com/fantasy-telemarketer-puzzle-online-game.html (http://games.adultswim.com/fantasy-telemarketer-puzzle-online-game.html)

Weird, but funny


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on September 20, 2009, 09:00:17 PM
I've tried playing Rollar Coaster Tycoon 2 again.  Pretty fun and just as frustrating as it was before.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on September 26, 2009, 04:59:37 AM
Been trying to work on making another YouTube video concerning NES's Wrecking Crew.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on September 28, 2009, 11:07:11 PM
Scribblenauts and Counter-Strike: Source.  The former is a great game in some way, with a couple of huge flaws that would have been easy to fix.  Awful controls and an awful control.  It's a 2D side scroller, sort of, but the camera always autocenters on the main character.  This wouldn't be so bad, except it's also a puzzle game where you position stuff with the stylus (DS game).  Means you'll be looking at what you're doing, while constantly fighting the camera. 

Controls suck because it's ALL stylus based.  Meaning you tap to move the main character.  This is a problem because the main character can be instantly killed VERY easily, and you can VERY easily accidentally move him when trying to position objects.  Easy fix too - just make him controlled with the d-pad instead.

Still, the game is fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: darthchicken on October 01, 2009, 08:29:11 PM
http://www.adamatomic.com/canabalt/

this game is so addicting


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on October 01, 2009, 11:18:30 PM
Battlefield 2142 PC and Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour PC.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 02, 2009, 02:23:26 PM
Finally finished Cold Winter on the PS2.  It was a basic shooter, with excellent controls and good voice acting.  It didn't really have much of a story, so after a while it became somewhat chore-like:  Go over here, shoot these guys, blow up this thing;  go over there, shoot those guys, blow up that thing.  But it was always fun shooting guys, so what the hey.  Graphics were fairly poor even by PS2 standards, and it wasn't really "memorable" in any way, but it was a good little time waster.  Now I'm on to Red Faction 2, we'll see what that's like.

On the PS3, still working on Dead Space.  I'm on chapter 10 (out of 12).  Still the best scary atmosphere of any game I've ever played, and the gameplay is pretty darned good as well.  It's getting quite a bit harder on these later chapters, but still keeps me wanting to try again right away whenever I get killed - which is very often.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on October 02, 2009, 02:41:20 PM
On the PS3, still working on Dead Space.  I'm on chapter 10 (out of 12).  Still the best scary atmosphere of any game I've ever played, and the gameplay is pretty darned good as well.  It's getting quite a bit harder on these later chapters, but still keeps me wanting to try again right away whenever I get killed - which is very often.


Then you'll like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIdkR85kpKs

I finally beat Dead Space a few weeks ago.
The ending was really cool!   :thumbup:



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 02, 2009, 06:34:11 PM

Then you'll like this:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIdkR85kpKs[/url]

I finally beat Dead Space a few weeks ago.
The ending was really cool!   :thumbup:




Oh yeah, I've just watched plenty of those things happen to myself  :teddyr:  My favorite is at around 3:45 where the little critter tears your head off and you grow a little zombie head.  And I HATE those huge tentacle things!  Last night I got killed by one of those stinkin' things about 15 times  :hatred:  The game is getting pretty darned hard up around the end of chapter 10.  I actually checked a walkthrough for a tip for the first time.  Yeah, I know...I suck.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on October 02, 2009, 07:22:52 PM
I am currently playing Super Paper Mario.  I personally enjoy the first 2 games more than this one, but I like this game's interesting approach and its great sense of humor.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on October 02, 2009, 11:02:45 PM
I actually checked a walkthrough for a tip for the first time.  Yeah, I know...I suck.


Here's a good online guide:

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6200144/index.html



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on October 04, 2009, 12:42:10 AM
I bought Defense Grid: The Awakening from Xbox Live Arcade yesterday and it's awesome!   :thumbup:
I had never played a "tower defense" game until this one and within minutes of playing it I was completely hooked.

Basically, you reactivate a centuries old fully intelligent AI computer program and use it to activate defense towers around the level.  The AI has the voice of an old British man and it actually blends well with the game.

A huge army of aliens attack and it's up to you to use your available resources to build towers to stop the aliens from stealing your power cores.  The aliens march in through your gauntlet of towers.  If they make it through, they'll steal a power core or two and try to exit the level with it.
When all the power cores have been stolen, your entire defense grid shuts down and it's game over.

Check out the official trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcNPcmAUEJ8

Gameplay Video:
Maps like this really require some creative thinking to beat...
You can zoom in on the action, but the person who posted this video doesn't zoom in much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCnffuFxsUk


There are several different towers you can build and they're all indestructible.
There are machine gun towers, Inferno towers that spew flame, laser towers, meteor towers that launch flaming projectiles like a mortar, missle towers, and even a temporal tower that emits a pulse of energy that slows the aliens down for a few seconds.

All of the towers are upgradeable.  They start at Green, the weakest level.  Then you can spend additional resources to upgrade them. The next levels are amber and then to red level, where they are extremely lethal.
The variety of towers are great and everything depends on how well you place them.
Do you upgrade that flame tower over there?  Or do you build a new tower down there?
The choices you make have a huge impact on the outcome.

The aliens come at you piecemeal at first, but then they enter your base in strength.  In later levels, even the strongest towers you've built can't keep up with the sheer number of aliens coming to get your precious power cores.

The music is intense and the graphics are excellent.

This is hands down the best deal I've ever seen on Xbox Live Arcade.
I'm giving this game 4 stars out of 4.
Play this game and you'll be hooked.  I promise!   :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on October 07, 2009, 09:57:44 PM
Defense Grid: The Awakening is one of the best games in the WORLD! :thumbup:

I had the PC ver Feb 09, I lOVED IT! Best tower defense game ever. I was hooked!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: paula on October 08, 2009, 05:12:49 AM
hubby playing Rainbow Six: Vegas.  I guess he is doing the terrorist hunt on Realistic (?) and....it is not going well


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 08, 2009, 07:01:39 AM
Finally finished Dead Space - what an awesome game.  Truly one of the best I've ever played.  I'm a huge sci-fi and horror fan, so it was right up my alley.  The level of tension throughout the entire game was intense! 

Now I started on Uncharted:  Drake's Fortune.  It's a combination platformer/shooter, with lots of climbing around on cliffs and even more gunfights.  The scenery is spectacular - one of those games where you just have to stop and look at the beautiful vistas everywhere.  Shooting mechanics are excellent, I already got a trophy for pulling off 10 headshots  :teddyr:  Love the characters too - when I found the shotgun, my guy says "Alright, now we're talkin' ",  which is precisely what I was thinking.

On the PS2 I started on Red Faction 2.  This game is dopey  :bluesad:  It's a FPS and the enemies run around like chickens with their heads cut off, yelling things like "You just killed my mom's third cousin!" or "I grew up with that guy!".  Now I'm on some level which takes place in the sewer system and it's very hard to figure out where I'm supposed to go next - and I don't really care.  I think I'll be shopping for a new PS2 game on Amazon pretty quick.  The only cool thing about the game is that you can blast through walls.  Enemies hiding behind cover?  Blow up the cover.  Meh.  Kind of surprised it's so goofy because I played the demo for Red Faction Guerrilla on the PS3 and thought it was pretty awesome. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on October 08, 2009, 04:47:43 PM
anyone play the new tmnt fighting game yet??


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 09, 2009, 08:22:02 AM
hubby playing Rainbow Six: Vegas.  I guess he is doing the terrorist hunt on Realistic (?) and....it is not going well

He should try the slots  :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on October 10, 2009, 03:33:42 AM
hubby playing Rainbow Six: Vegas.  I guess he is doing the terrorist hunt on Realistic (?) and....it is not going well

He should try the slots  :wink:
Yeah, yeah. I'm hoping to do some sluts, too. Yeah. Do they have a lot of sluts in Las Vegas?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 10, 2009, 08:35:17 AM
(http://www.gamershell.com/static/boxart/large/9021.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on October 10, 2009, 08:38:50 AM
Sonic two is awesome !  :lookingup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 10, 2009, 09:08:14 AM
Played the Uncharted 2 demo.  It's an online multiplayer - I never play online because my son is always playing games online and one of my girls pretty much lives on the internet, so there's no bandwidth left for me.  But I gave it a try - the noob got pwned  :bouncegiggle:  Oh yeah, that REALLY makes me want to run out and buy this game lol.  In the few moments between respawns, I noticed that the environment looked pretty nice, not that I had any chance of exploring them or anything.  And judging by the number of instantaneous headshots everyone was getting on me, I assume the aiming controls must be pretty good.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on October 10, 2009, 11:43:21 AM
hubby playing Rainbow Six: Vegas.  I guess he is doing the terrorist hunt on Realistic (?) and....it is not going well

He should try the slots  :wink:
Yeah, yeah. I'm hoping to do some sluts, too. Yeah. Do they have a lot of sluts in Las Vegas?

"Oh, there's so many sluts in Los Vegas you won't know where to begin!"


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on October 10, 2009, 11:55:14 AM
hubby playing Rainbow Six: Vegas.  I guess he is doing the terrorist hunt on Realistic (?) and....it is not going well

He should try the slots  :wink:
Yeah, yeah. I'm hoping to do some sluts, too. Yeah. Do they have a lot of sluts in Las Vegas?

"Oh, there's so many sluts in Los Vegas you won't know where to begin!"
Cool. :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on October 10, 2009, 12:15:41 PM
I played the online game Alice is Dead: Episode 1 and I also tried my hand at one of my favorite old Internet games, Bionicle: Mai Nui Adventure (Had to download it since it wasn't available on Lego anymore).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 21, 2009, 07:05:29 AM
Finished Uncharted:  Drake's Fortune.  It was sort of like an Indiana Jones movie;  you're exploring an ancient city looking for a legendary treasure, with about a zillion bad guys out to stop you.  The characters were really good, you almost felt like you knew them as real people by the end.  The environments were awesome, I was constantly just stopping to marvel at the beauty of everything.  There was some platforming (wish there had been more).  That was fun - at one point you enter this huge room with all these bridges running across it, all of them fallen apart and in ruins, and you just know you're in for a good time.  There was lots - and lots - of shooting.  Some of the big battles were pretty fun, but I wish there had been more exploring and puzzle solving instead.  I kept thinking that even if the bad guys got the treasure, with all those guys to divide the loot between, their share would have come out to $1,000 each.  And for that I killed hundreds of them.  I dunno, guess it was the best job they could find - remember kids:  Stay in school!

Now I started Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on the PS3.  The beginning of the game is just what was in the demo, so nothing new to report.  The combat seems like a lot of fun, but I'm only beginning ro learn it.  The environments are awesome - Tokyo is some fantastic combination of traditional architecture with sci-fi elements, and the designers just let their imaginations run wild.

Still playing Red Faction 2 on the PS2.  Even though the enemies are dopey, it's a pretty fun shooter.  The levels are really well designed,  and pretty satisfying when you finally finish one.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on October 21, 2009, 08:01:35 AM
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 PC

I'm rubbish at it.
 :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on October 21, 2009, 12:46:39 PM
Has anyone played NINJA TURTLES SMASH UP for Wii yet?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 21, 2009, 12:48:43 PM
Has anyone played NINJA TURTLES SMASH UP for Wii yet?

No, but I play in the toilet for poo...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on October 21, 2009, 06:06:01 PM
I'm playing Street Fight Alpha 3 and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 on PSP.  Both are fighting games and they both leave my fingers sore.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 22, 2009, 07:19:00 AM
they both leave my fingers sore.

Same with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 - TWO boss fights in the first chapter alone!  And this game is 18 hours long?   :buggedout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on October 22, 2009, 06:32:02 PM
they both leave my fingers sore.

Same with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 - TWO boss fights in the first chapter alone!  And this game is 18 hours long?   :buggedout:

I can believe that.  The game is suppose to be punishingly difficult no matter what setting you are on.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on October 22, 2009, 06:37:23 PM
Still playing, and dying on a regular basis in, DEMON'S SOULS.

For all the dying, it does teach how to fight smarter each time you have to start the level...FROM THE BEGINNING...for the 100th time.  Folks who were wailing the snot out of me get a flick of the polearm to the gut as I walk past them now.

And the game if fairly realistic except for a few things.  If you are chest to chest with an opponent, you CANNOT do a full-on, two-armed thrust with a polearm weapon.  You might clutch up on it and smack them if you have a bladed end, but you better hope you can block, push them back and keep them at a distance.

And another thing: They tell you that if you want to run faster, you should unequip your armor.  Reasonable, but where does it go?  Up your butt?  Honestly, if I had the choice of running IN armor or toting a suit of armor in a bag slung over my shoulder and run that way, I'd run in the armor.  I've tried both in SCA.  Neither work well, but in armor gives you better weight distribution.

Really, where does all this stuff go when you take it off?  It's keeping me awake at night.

Still, great game if you have the patience.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: SkullBat308 on October 22, 2009, 10:13:55 PM
Metal Slug 2nd Mission for Neo-Geo Pocket :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on October 25, 2009, 05:20:02 AM
Quake live.
It's quake 3..in the browser!
Of, course, multiplayer is supported.
http://www.quakelive.com/ (http://www.quakelive.com/)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on October 26, 2009, 04:27:22 AM
I started playing through Final Fantasy XII again on the PS2 yesterday.  Near brilliant gameplay even if the story/characters are kind of blah.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 27, 2009, 09:42:26 AM
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is hard LOL.  I thought the bosses were bad, now they're throwing TWO bosses at me at once!  I've got to replay this chapter and try to conserve enough health powerups to stand a chance.  You have to build your skill up to such a high level that normal foes, who seemed pretty challenging in the previous chapter, are just like lunch meat in a shredder now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on November 01, 2009, 06:45:20 AM
Thanks to my entries on the Name That Game thread, I restarted EVO: The Search for Eden.  Love the game, even if it is a little repetitive. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Pilgermann on November 03, 2009, 01:38:48 PM
I found Close Combat , CC: A Bridge Too Far, CC III: The Russian Front, and CC: Invasion Normandy second hand for a little over $2 total!  I used to have The Russian Front but sold it several years ago because it was going for good money on eBay.  These are the discs with jewel cases only.  I'm sure I could still profit off of 'em but The Russian Front is such a cool game and I've never played the others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bta1RlSW2I0


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 04, 2009, 08:20:25 AM
Got Gran Tourismo 4 on the PS2.  These racing games are so addictive!  At first the controls seemed really twitchy and difficult, but it takes a while to develop some skill with them.  Once you do it's very satisfying and fun.  You get money for competing in races, and use it to upgrade your car or buy a better car.  I upgraded my Toyota MR2 quite a bit, until it was somewhat competitive.  Each little thing you do makes a noticeable difference.  Now I just bought a Mustang GT, it's better with no modifications than the Toyota was with about $50 K in mod's.  And I even got to choose which color it would be - canary yellow  :teddyr:  Now I'm starting to upgrade it.  Looking forward to eventually buying a Dodge Viper and a Corvette.  Once you get enough money you can eventually buy all kinds of exotic cars and full out race cars.  

So far I'm still on the beginner races, the first bunch of them I can win every time, so now I'm working on the second batch.  They're harder, but you can win more money.  There are tons and tons of races on real, professional tracks as well.  I usually finish in last place, buy about 40 seconds, on those.  You really have to get familiar with a track before you can be competitive, otherwise you're heading into hairpin turns at 120 mph, sliding way off the track, and by the time you get back on you can pretty much forget about it.  There's also a replay mode - after you finish a race, you can watch it as if it was on TV.  It's freakin' hilarious.  All these cars nicely staying on the track, not running into each other, and then this one insane screwball jumping curbs and slamming into everyone else!  I laughed my butt off.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 06, 2009, 09:29:12 PM
Here's the Viper I just bought in GT4:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/viper.jpg?t=1257560768)

I can race it, modify it, take pictures of it;  just as good as the real thing almost!  And it's paid for  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on November 07, 2009, 02:22:03 AM
I just beat Fallout 3 on PC.  Good game.  It's not as good as the first two though.  The gameplay gets a little dull and repetitive by the end, the writing wasn't as good, and the ending was REALLY lackluster.  I also don't understand how they managed to make such sloppy conversation trees, something I haven't seen in any game made in the past decade.  For example, there's a bit very similar to a bit from the end of the original Fallout, where you can convince a character of the error of his ways and he will basically defeat himself.  But, I did this, and then I could talk to him again and make the game go in a different direction.  The conversation trees have no "memory" of what you've said previously, which blunts the importance of your choices a great deal.  It really takes away from the "role playing" feel of the game.  Well, along with the fact that you're given fewer choices about what you can do to begin with.

Ok, enough b***hing though.  The game has some quite good voice acting, a few good characters, most of the story telling is fairly compelling, and most of the time the gameplay was fun. 

I still haven't played all the extra content stuff (it didn't install correctly due to how incredibly glitchy and buggy the game is), but I gather one add-on alters the ending. I'll play through that, but taken as a game by itself, it is overall just barely an 8/10.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BTM on November 07, 2009, 06:12:30 AM
Lately, I've been a bit addicted to the original Sims which I bought three discs (Sims, Livin'Large, Hot Date) at a yard sale for $2.00.  It's one of those games I've heard a lot about but never got around to playing.  

I like it, but it seems lately the damn thing has been buggy as hell.  It's locked up a few times (and I don't mean the "total lock up" where you can do anything but reset, I mean the "nothing is moving, but you can still move the arrow around with your mouse but can't do anything else, not even go back to Windows, f**k you" type of lockup.)  Have run into some other bugs and crazy s**t I couldn't fix.  Been looking for some tech support docs, but since it's an old game, there's nothing really about it on the net anymore (they sequels have made it obsolete I suppose.)

Guess I need to look into seeing if I can play the second one on my computer (that or go back to playing one for the other games I got only halfway through and then got bored with for some reason or other.)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on November 07, 2009, 08:43:19 AM
I just beat Fallout 3 on PC.  Good game.  It's not as good as the first two though.  The gameplay gets a little dull and repetitive by the end, the writing wasn't as good, and the ending was REALLY lackluster.  I also don't understand how they managed to make such sloppy conversation trees, something I haven't seen in any game made in the past decade.  For example, there's a bit very similar to a bit from the end of the original Fallout, where you can convince a character of the error of his ways and he will basically defeat himself.  But, I did this, and then I could talk to him again and make the game go in a different direction.  The conversation trees have no "memory" of what you've said previously, which blunts the importance of your choices a great deal.  It really takes away from the "role playing" feel of the game.  Well, along with the fact that you're given fewer choices about what you can do to begin with.

Ok, enough b***hing though.  The game has some quite good voice acting, a few good characters, most of the story telling is fairly compelling, and most of the time the gameplay was fun. 

I still haven't played all the extra content stuff (it didn't install correctly due to how incredibly glitchy and buggy the game is), but I gather one add-on alters the ending. I'll play through that, but taken as a game by itself, it is overall just barely an 8/10.

I'm playing this on the PS3 and loving it. Gotta love the over-the-top critical hits where you pop a Super Mutant Brute with a 10mm round and it freaking explodes into a bloody mess.  Although, weird things do happen in this version as well. I was in Rivet City. A guard ran past me, popped open the armory door and then every guard on the ship descend on my butt and started shooting me. I was just walking through the room.  WTF?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Paquita on November 07, 2009, 09:34:03 AM
Lately, I've been a bit addicted to the original Sims which I bought three discs (Sims, Livin'Large, Hot Date) at a yard sale for $2.00).  It's one of those games I've heard a lot about but never got around to playing. 

I like it, but it seems lately the damn thing has been buggy as hell.  It's locked up a few times (and I don't mean the "total lock up" where you can do anything but reset, I mean the "nothing is moving, but you can still move the arrow around with your mouse but can't do anything else, not even go back to Windows, f**k you" type of lockup.)  Have run into some other bugs and crazy s**t I couldn't fix.  Been looking for some tech support docs, but since it's an old game, there's nothing really about it on the net anymore (they sequels have made it obsolete I suppose.)

Guess I need to look into seeing if I can play the second one on my computer (that or go back to playing one for the other games I got only halfway through and then got bored with for some reason or other.)

As a former Sims addict, I may be able to help!  I had that problem a lot too.  One of the fixes I found is that you need to install the games in the proper order for it to run more smoothly.  For you it would be the Sims, then Livin' Large and then Hot Date. Did you already install them in that order?  Hot Date seemed to cause problems for me.  It's kind of a buggy game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BTM on November 07, 2009, 01:43:58 PM
As a former Sims addict, I may be able to help!  I had that problem a lot too.  One of the fixes I found is that you need to install the games in the proper order for it to run more smoothly.  For you it would be the Sims, then Livin' Large and then Hot Date. Did you already install them in that order?  Hot Date seemed to cause problems for me.  It's kind of a buggy game.

Actually, I did.  Haven't played it much since installing Hot Date though (think only once, just installed it a day or two ago.)  What I really hated was when I was out in downtown with some guy and I decided to buy some hot dogs, thinking maybe I could give a few to my friend.  Well, the guy just stood there for a bit like an idiot, so I'm like, "Er.. okay, I'll give it a sec.." But it still had the "Hot Dog" icon in the corner.  Then I sped up time and STILL nothing happened, people were still moving around (except my guy) but I wasn't doing anything.  Finally, I canceled the order and told it to do something else..

An "X" appeared on the hot dog icon, but NOTHING happened.  All the while, people are still moving around, my energy and other stats are slowly decreasing, and my friend is walking around.  I speed up time, and my character's energy went down to nothing, my friend got p**sed cause I was ignoring (sorry pal, I can't help it) and my guy STILL just freaking stood there.  The hotdog icon would NOT go away.

What really sucks is having to restart the whole damn computer.  I mean, I can see the game messing up, but when I have to reboot my computer, sometimes wrong there.  Dunno, this is why I quit playing Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, even though it's an awesome game.  I could only get it to work when I did a clean boot, and after that, I had to restart the computer and reactivate all the stuff I had turned off previously.  It got to be too damn much of a hassle.

I guess that's the main reason console games are kicking the PC game market's ass all over town...

 :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 08, 2009, 11:48:05 PM
Here's my latest Gran Turismo 4 acquisition:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/IMG0000.jpg?t=1257741639)

Nice little Ford GT40.  I got the Viper built up to 970 hp, but it just didn't handle very well.  The GT corners like it's glued to the road.  Even though it has a mere 686 hp, it seems to accelerate just as well as the Dodge.  It's not quite as fast in the top end, but I'm not done modifying the engine yet either  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 17, 2009, 12:39:15 PM
dropple 24-7


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on November 20, 2009, 03:22:45 AM
GTA 4
N Game :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 20, 2009, 08:22:01 AM
Still playing Gran Turismo 4 on the PS2.  Got to this "license test" where I have to drive around the entire Nurburgring, which is 12 miles long and has around 100 corners, in less then 10 minutes, without sliding off the road a single time.  In this car with twitchy handling.  This is as much fun as a root canal.  I think I'll need to buy one of those steering wheel toys accessories in order to do it. 

Also got Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for the PS3.  It's sort of a demo of the full GT5 game which is coming out in March of next year.  It's pretty fun.  A much, much smaller game than GT4, but I'm having a good time with it  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 23, 2009, 10:26:45 PM
Animal Crossing.  Guilty pleasure...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on November 23, 2009, 11:41:56 PM
Animal Crossing.  Guilty pleasure...

Nothing wrong with that. Best music ever, very peaceful. :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on November 24, 2009, 11:12:13 PM
Right now I'm playing Bloons Tower Defense 4 and Command and Conquer Renegade. :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on November 25, 2009, 05:33:12 AM
Got done playing the old arcade game Tac/Scan recently on an emulator.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: paula on November 25, 2009, 05:51:13 AM
subjected to watching bioshock (on expert level) right now


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Trevor on November 25, 2009, 06:01:04 AM
It takes a lot to creep me out but the point and click game Exmortis 2 always sends a chill through my bones. You go through all the crap you can imagine and some you can't and then, at the games' end...................... :buggedout: :buggedout:

www.freewebarcade.com/game/exmortis-2 (http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/exmortis-2)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: SkullBat308 on November 27, 2009, 08:36:29 AM
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6335/snkarcadeclassicsvol11.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 27, 2009, 11:55:26 AM
I played one of those NCAA football simulations (not sure which one) against my little nephew yesterday.  He played GA Tech 2005 and I took Ball State 2005, bragging that I could use my superior coaching ability to beat his better players.  His strategy was to throw a Hail Mary every down, never punt or try a field goal, and onside kick after every score.  I was down 12-7 in the fourth quarter and driving for a score when my QB fumbles and he runs it back for the clinching TD.  Score ended 19-14.  Oh well, he was used to beating the computer coached teams 86-0, so I still beat the spread.  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BTM on January 02, 2010, 08:00:51 AM
It takes a lot to creep me out but the point and click game Exmortis 2 always sends a chill through my bones. You go through all the crap you can imagine and some you can't and then, at the games' end...................... :buggedout: :buggedout:

[url=http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/exmortis-2]www.freewebarcade.com/game/exmortis-2[/url] ([url]http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/exmortis-2[/url])


Hey, I've played that!  Also, don't forget the first one, but yeah, the second one is awesome.  Can't wait for the third game to come out. 

Oh, wait, turn out it IS out!  Cool! 

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/510995 (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/510995)



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on January 02, 2010, 08:14:01 AM
I finished Silent hill 3 two days ago...or was it two days?
Anyway, it doesn't matter.
Great game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on January 02, 2010, 09:06:29 PM
THUG 2


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 03, 2010, 09:07:19 AM
I've been playing Grid on the PS3 for about a week now.  It's a fun arcade racing game.  Kind of frustrating at times - on the tracks I know well, I can get first place.  On the tracks I'm not familiar with, I finish a distant last.  Lots of cool things about this game, I just wish the driving was at least somewhat realistic.  The cars can go around corners so fast it's just plain silly.

Also playing a bit of Ford Racing 3 on the PS2.  It's a cute little game, like a mini version of Gran Turismo 4.  Real, real mini.  It's extremely easy at first, I think I won about 8 out of the first 10 races.  The tracks are really cool, very atmospheric.  Good music too.  This would be a fantastic game if they would have put about 10 times as much money and effort into it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on January 03, 2010, 02:17:47 PM
I've gone back to playing Sacred 2 on the PS3.  I'm 24 hours into it and have only cleared less than 20 percent of the game. Great Diablo type game for the consoles, and the humor is wonderfully cheesy.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on January 06, 2010, 07:09:49 PM

Just picked up Bayonetta for the Xbox 360 yesterday and it is awesome!

You play as Bayonetta, an Umbran witch who fights against the angelic forces of Paradiso.
The story is kind of complicated and confusing in parts, but overall it isn't too bad.

Bayonetta herself is a total sexpot and much of her actions and movements involve serious sexual innuendo in some form or another.  From multiple shots of her ass to close-ups of her sucking on a lollipop, her sexuality is all over the place in this game.

The combat in this game is absolutely insane!
You can bust out huge combos, and, when your magic meter fills all the way up, Bayonetta's hair (which is also her outfit that she wears) will form huge demons that'll rip your foes to shreds.
The finishers are truly a sight to behold. (you can see one in the video below at the 2:00 mark)

The only thing I don't like about it is the music, which can be very "girly" and can grate on your nerves.  You can hear it in the video below.

Check out this gameplay video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFmOwPKooQ0


If you're a fan of the Devil May Cry or God of War games then you'll definitely want to check out Bayonetta.
3.5 out of 4 stars   :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on January 06, 2010, 08:57:10 PM

Just picked up Bayonetta for the Xbox 360 yesterday and it is awesome!

You play as Bayonetta, an Umbran witch who fights against the angelic forces of Paradiso.
The story is kind of complicated and confusing in parts, but overall it isn't too bad.

Bayonetta herself is a total sexpot and much of her actions and movements involve serious sexual innuendo in some form or another.  From multiple shots of her ass to close-ups of her sucking on a lollipop, her sexuality is all over the place in this game.

The combat in this game is absolutely insane!
You can bust out huge combos, and, when your magic meter fills all the way up, Bayonetta's hair (which is also her outfit that she wears) will form huge demons that'll rip your foes to shreds.
The finishers are truly a sight to behold. (you can see one in the video below at the 2:00 mark)

The only thing I don't like about it is the music, which can be very "girly" and can grate on your nerves.  You can hear it in the video below.

Check out this gameplay video:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFmOwPKooQ0[/url]


If you're a fan of the Devil May Cry or God of War games then you'll definitely want to check out Bayonetta.
3.5 out of 4 stars   :thumbup:



I played the demo of this and I want to get it so bad.  It was incredible to unleash guns, pole arms and nudity all in one big combo.  You can get through this game by random button mashing for the most part or, if you are very into it, you can review the dozens of combo attacks to increase the damage to your enemies.  It looks incredible, but as Heavy Rain is gonna eat up my budget for this month, Bayonetta will have to wait until either a price drop or I hit a month where I don't find movies I want (which will never happen).

Great posting, Ash.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WingedSerpent on January 07, 2010, 02:52:50 PM
I got Infamous and Batman Arkham Asylum for Christmas. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on January 07, 2010, 07:17:10 PM
Been playing Mega Man 9.  Just got to do Wily's stage now.  Gulp...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 09, 2010, 08:13:00 PM
I JUST GOTTA SEGA CD FOR MY GIRTHDAY!!!1

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2728372299_4eb648b7c8_m.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on January 10, 2010, 05:34:20 AM
Ha, ha!  :buggedout: :bouncegiggle:

I hope it came with some games, I'm not sure if the ones you download from emulation sites will work on a real Sega CD. If they do, make sure to try "Sonic CD", "The terminator" and "Dune".


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 10, 2010, 11:26:37 AM
Ha, ha!  :buggedout: :bouncegiggle:

I hope it came with some games, I'm not sure if the ones you download from emulation sites will work on a real Sega CD. If they do, make sure to try "Sonic CD", "The terminator" and "Dune".

Right now all I have is Tomcat Alley, which is some cheesy fighter jet simulator game, and Bram Stroker's Dracula, in which I run around punching bats, rats and spiders in the FACE. everyonce in a while, a ghost or a vomiting zombie will pop up. It's friggin hilarious.

I wanna get Sonic CD, Night Trap, Sewer Shark, Corpse Killer, and the Terminator game looks alright, but it seems like something I could just play on the regular sega genisis. Theres also this cheesy bsketball game i wanna get, but I ferget what it's called.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on January 10, 2010, 11:36:55 AM
Check this out, it's a database of every Genesis, Sega32X, and SegaCD / MegaCD known game. No screenshots, just plain text, but well worth the read:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SC09S00G




Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 12, 2010, 03:41:02 AM
I've been playing inFAMOUS, which I believe means "more than famous."

I certainly don't think it's a great game, but damned if I don't spend more time playing it than other more worthy games. I think it's because that you can pick it up and play for short periods of time and still make noticeable progress. Compare this to Dragon Age or Fallout 3, where I can play for hours and still feel like I've accomplished nothing.

Anyway, it's entertaining, but it still has numerous cracks in its facade. Namely, the endless battles I have with repetitive villains until I can clear away that part of the city. Also, I've never really like collecting things, but I do so anyway because I'm a compulsive game completest.

It's pretty good. If you're looking for a fairly inconsequential sandbox game, I would recommend it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on January 12, 2010, 04:45:09 AM
I JUST GOTTA SEGA CD FOR MY GIRTHDAY!!!1

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2728372299_4eb648b7c8_m.jpg[/url])


Heyyy!!!  The old top-loader! 
I got the second model, which had the Genesis slide upon the base, to the right of the CD drive.  The connection where it slid into broke numerous times.  :hatred:

Years later I got the awesome CDX.  This was a portable cd player (which played the Sega CD games) and had a slot above the disc drive for Genesis cartridges.  Compact as you could possibly imagine, but brutally expensive.

I would recommend Sewer Shark, Night Trap, Road Avenger, Android Assault, Silpheed, Prize Fighter, and Heart Of The Alien for a start.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on January 12, 2010, 01:34:26 PM
Ha, ha!  :buggedout: :bouncegiggle:

I hope it came with some games, I'm not sure if the ones you download from emulation sites will work on a real Sega CD. If they do, make sure to try "Sonic CD", "The terminator" and "Dune".


Right now all I have is Tomcat Alley, which is some cheesy fighter jet simulator game, and Bram Stroker's Dracula, in which I run around punching bats, rats and spiders in the FACE. everyonce in a while, a ghost or a vomiting zombie will pop up. It's friggin hilarious.

I wanna get Sonic CD, Night Trap, Sewer Shark, Corpse Killer, and the Terminator game looks alright, but it seems like something I could just play on the regular sega genisis. Theres also this cheesy bsketball game i wanna get, but I ferget what it's called.


Awesome.  I've wanted to get one for ages.  The upcoming release of Pier Solar is pushing me to the edge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2eH3vYbdGo

Here's Pier Solar, which uses the Sega CD to play CD quality audio, but the game itself is on cart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Po4IELPeWs


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BlackAngel75 on January 13, 2010, 01:07:49 AM
Right now, I'm doing Forza Motorspors 3, Darksiders, and Ratchet and Clank.

One more thing, I'm online so look me up.

Xbox: hothed75

PS3: harlemstud75


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 13, 2010, 07:59:43 AM
Started on Tomb Raider Underworld last night.  So far I've encountered two puzzles, and had to consult an online walkthrough on two occasions  :teddyr:  I'm hoping that as I get farther into it, I'll get a feel for it and not be so pathetic.

Also started need For Speed Shift.  It seems pretty fun.  I've got a Ford Focus, so I'm really tearin' up the track...and the grass on either side of the track.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 15, 2010, 10:40:26 AM
Downloaded Final Fantasy VII.  I'm just...stupefied.  This came out in 1997?  It looks like a ColecoVision game.  It's the most crude and primitive thing I've ever seen.  Not just the graphics either, every aspect of it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on January 15, 2010, 11:01:21 AM
You have to understand it's a PSX port. But yeah, PSX graphics are crude, even earlier Genesis or Super Famicon games look better than that. It's different under emulation, though, you can apply filters, shaders and whatnot.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 15, 2010, 11:37:08 AM
Oh yeah, I had a PS1 and played quite a few games on it - all of them looked like PS2 games in comparison to this.  But I wouldn't even mind if it had some gameplay or story.  It doesn't even have voice acting.  I mean, good lord, this is a year before Metal Gear Solid came out?!?  The gameplay is like moving a checker around on a checkerboard.  Combat is a mini-game where you hit the circle button a few times and watch a crude animation.  It feels divorced from the rest of the game.  I suppose it gets more complex later on.

Oh well, another extremely popular game that I am utterly baffled by.  Maybe I'll play a little more of it, see if...well, I have no idea  :tongueout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 15, 2010, 01:24:01 PM
Oh yeah, I had a PS1 and played quite a few games on it - all of them looked like PS2 games in comparison to this.  But I wouldn't even mind if it had some gameplay or story.  It doesn't even have voice acting.  I mean, good lord, this is a year before Metal Gear Solid came out?!?  The gameplay is like moving a checker around on a checkerboard.  Combat is a mini-game where you hit the circle button a few times and watch a crude animation.  It feels divorced from the rest of the game.  I suppose it gets more complex later on.

Oh well, another extremely popular game that I am utterly baffled by.  Maybe I'll play a little more of it, see if...well, I have no idea  :tongueout:

Jack, stick with it. The gameplay gets very varied later on with lots of sub-games and the story is incredible. I'll admit I hated it when I first bought it all those years ago, but when I gave it another go and made it out of Midgar City it blew me away.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 15, 2010, 03:00:48 PM
Oh all right Circus, I'll stick with it for a while longer  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on January 16, 2010, 05:56:15 AM
NES's Wrecking Crew.  Trying to make another how-to video on YouTube.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 24, 2010, 01:16:05 PM
Still playing Need For Speed:  Shift.  Lotsa fun, very addictive.  Yesterday I did thirty laps on a figure-8 track (demolition derby), in my Lamborghini  :teddyr:  You couldn't tell which end was the front and which was the back by the time I was done.  I'm trying to save up a million bucks to buy a Pagani Zonda next.  

(http://www.sportscarcup.com/cars/pagani-zonda-f.jpg)

I'm about 6 or 7 hours in to Final Fantasy XII.  It's a pretty cool game, I guess you can play it for 100 hours or so.  I'm just getting a bit familiar with the gambit system - LOTS more to learn.  It's got a very good plot and characters, and the story / action moves along at a good pace.  I'm really enjoying it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 24, 2010, 02:53:49 PM
I'm about to go buy TMNT Smash Up, even though I know the charecter selection really bites.

(http://pressstartvg.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/tmnt_smash-up.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 3mnkids on January 24, 2010, 08:11:32 PM
Fable 2
Gears of War


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: violntshags on January 25, 2010, 08:36:47 PM
ASSASSINS CREED 2
MODERN WARFARE 2
LEFT FOR DEAD 2
TRIALS HD


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: LeRolls on February 03, 2010, 02:01:10 PM
Just beat Darksiders and now I'm playing through Bayonetta.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on February 05, 2010, 07:47:21 PM
Just got Mass Effect 2.  Haven't put much time into it yet. 

Also been playing the Aliens VS Predator PC demo, which came out a couple days ago.  Highly flawed, but still fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on February 09, 2010, 09:50:41 PM
I have become a HUGE fan of the COD4: Modern Warfare PS3 deathmatch.  I get whacked a lot, but I'm getting good enough to take down the high rankers now and then.  In fact, I think I may go back and play some more.  Anyone who cares to post their screen name will get my special attention.  Mine is Javakoala, just like it is here.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 09, 2010, 11:01:49 PM
I'm about 40 hours into Final Fantasy XII on the PS2.  Fun game - great characters, great story (though a little hard to follow when various plot points may be separated by 20 hours or more).  The combat is really excellent;  I've never played one of these RPG's before, and it's almost like a chess match as you strategize how to set up the gambits and then watch your plans play out during the battles. 

Pretty much finished with Need For Speed:  Shift on the PS3.  Really fun.  If you turn off all the driving assists and set the physics to professional, you've basically got a high-def version of Gran Turismo 4.  Awesome selection of tracks (Including the Nurburgring) and although the number of cars isn't that huge, they're all pretty darned cool.  And the modification options are awesome.  I guess they're coming out with some DLC this month, with a batch of Ferrari's, so maybe I'll get back into it then.

Been meaning to start on Bioshock on the PS3.  Everyone says it's a great game and it sounds like my type of thing.  I've had it sitting on my shelf forever, now it's just a matter of putting it into the console and actually getting started on it  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on February 10, 2010, 04:39:29 PM

Pretty much finished with Need For Speed:  Shift on the PS3.  Really fun.  If you turn off all the driving assists and set the physics to professional, you've basically got a high-def version of Gran Turismo 4.  Awesome selection of tracks (Including the Nurburgring) and although the number of cars isn't that huge, they're all pretty darned cool.  And the modification options are awesome.  I guess they're coming out with some DLC this month, with a batch of Ferrari's, so maybe I'll get back into it then.

NFS Shift reminded me of Prostreet, which i hated, but Shift is okay, i like Carbon the BEST as well as Underground 2  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on February 10, 2010, 04:48:00 PM
Been playing Mass Effect 2.  It's quite good, but the changes from the original game are a mixed bag.  Much better environments and better variety.  They nerfed the crap out of the shotgun, and I play as a Vanguard, so that's lame.  Ended up downloading a mod to fix it.  Game also has less storyline stuff.  Don't like that they got rid of infinity ammo, think they should have had limited ammo only with the heavy weapons. 

The resource collection, needed to get the best ending without a bunch of characters dying, is a PITA.  I ended up hacking my save to max out my resources, as the resource minigame is nothing but a waste of a few hours of life.  I have little tolerance for that. 

On the other plus side, I'd say the voice acting is even better this time out, and I really liked seeing more krogan characters.  There are now more side conversations you can just listen to in random areas, a lot of which are pretty interesting.  The interrupt paragon/renegade bits are also pretty neat, on the whole.

Biggest single complaint though, is that Grunt is no Wrex.  Wrex is in the game, but it's a pretty small appearance, and he's one of my all-time favorite video game characters. 

Still, sounds like a lot of complaints, but really they're overall minor, and it is an excellent game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on February 12, 2010, 06:17:10 PM
Played the demo for Heavy Rain on the PS3.  It looks incredible and during a fight sequence, hitting the right combos of buttons and lever moves makes it feel like you are doing free-form jazz on a sax.  First time through, I took a few hits but scared the guy off. Second time through, he beat the living hell out of my character, so there really are multiple branches to how things turn out.

I have my copy pre-ordered to deliver on release day.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on February 12, 2010, 09:50:54 PM
COWABUNGA!!

(http://v-fluxion.com/planetawesome/tmnt-turtles-in-time-01.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on February 13, 2010, 12:11:47 AM
Just beat Mass Effect 2.  As apparently everyone else in the world, my Shepard got with Tali.  I also basically gave Cerberus the finger, which is what they deserve.

Good times.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Sleepyskull on February 13, 2010, 04:44:57 PM
I have become re-addicted to Pokemon: Special Pikachu Edition for the GameBoy Color. I have not played it for about 8-10 years but due to the recent snowstorm (I live in Maryland) I was looking for something to do and I came across it. This time I intend to beat it and get every Pokemon I possibly can.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: wickednick on February 15, 2010, 08:26:43 AM
Playing Dantes Inferno. Pretty good game better than I thought. Basically it plays like God of War, while being very loosely based on the poem. I've read the poem many times Its always been one of my favorite classical works. While I think this game is fun I think a survival horror style game would have worked better with this concept, would have kept the story intact as well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on February 15, 2010, 11:40:53 AM
GTA IV, Assassins Creed 2, GH2 (i'm trying to play well  :lookingup:)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on February 17, 2010, 12:25:53 AM
The new AVP for PC.  Loved the last two PC games, and I even own the Jaguar game.  So far, it's enjoyable and multiplayer is good.  But, evidently, I encountered a bug and can't continue in the singleplayer game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 17, 2010, 07:27:16 AM
The new AVP for PC.  Loved the last two PC games, and I even own the Jaguar game.  So far, it's enjoyable and multiplayer is good.  But, evidently, I encountered a bug and can't continue in the singleplayer game.

On the PS3, the demo for that game didn't even work.  It was online multiplayer, but it wouldn't match you up with any other players  :lookingup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on February 17, 2010, 10:19:53 PM
The new AVP for PC.  Loved the last two PC games, and I even own the Jaguar game.  So far, it's enjoyable and multiplayer is good.  But, evidently, I encountered a bug and can't continue in the singleplayer game.

On the PS3, the demo for that game didn't even work.  It was online multiplayer, but it wouldn't match you up with any other players  :lookingup:

It really isn't that interesting. I played it and the areas are rather confined and it is heavily weighed against certain character types.  I played it for 20 minutes on the PS3 and hated it with a passion. The fact there are few people available to play it online on the PS3 is a testament to it's worthlessness.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on February 18, 2010, 03:01:55 AM
The new AVP for PC.  Loved the last two PC games, and I even own the Jaguar game.  So far, it's enjoyable and multiplayer is good.  But, evidently, I encountered a bug and can't continue in the singleplayer game.

On the PS3, the demo for that game didn't even work.  It was online multiplayer, but it wouldn't match you up with any other players  :lookingup:

It really isn't that interesting. I played it and the areas are rather confined and it is heavily weighed against certain character types.  I played it for 20 minutes on the PS3 and hated it with a passion. The fact there are few people available to play it online on the PS3 is a testament to it's worthlessness.

PS3 version had matchmaking issues (in the early stages it almost never could find anyone, supposed to be better now) and bugs in the demo.  The game actually has a pretty good sized playerbase on the 360 and PC for only being out a couple days.  The demo was also a poor showing of the game, being free for all and a small map.  There are huge maps in the full version.  I'd also add the game has a significant learning curve for an FPS these days, particularly in melee and even more so if you haven't played the previous games in the series. 

I wouldn't say, at this point, that I think it is a better game than AVP2 (it certainly lacks that games polish, at least).  But, I do find it enjoyable - single player is worth it just for the random mythos stuff they added and Lance Henriksen returning again to Aliens stuff. 

Also, I must add that suggesting a game not having a playerbase means it is bad is the same thing as saying a low-grossing movie must be bad.  The two are not always related.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 3mnkids on February 25, 2010, 09:43:21 AM
Bayonetta~~ It looks fantastic but I hate the music. It also has parts that are extremely difficult and its irritating the crap out of me.

Dragon age origins~ just got it yesterday and was only able to play for a little bit(darn kids wanting a turn)  :teddyr:  but I like it so far.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on February 25, 2010, 05:01:53 PM
Bayonetta~~ It looks fantastic but I hate the music. It also has parts that are extremely difficult and its irritating the crap out of me.

It's also probably the most obnoxiously oversexed game I've ever seen, which is impressive considering I've played a few hentai games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 25, 2010, 07:17:23 PM
Star Wars Battlefront 2.  I really enjoy the game, but I wish the A.I. put up more of a fight against me.  I stood in a very visible spot most of the time in one area as a sniper and nobody ever shot at me.  Morons and fools!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on February 25, 2010, 10:23:51 PM
Been trying to up my hi-score on Galaga.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 3mnkids on February 27, 2010, 09:04:00 AM
Bayonetta~~ It looks fantastic but I hate the music. It also has parts that are extremely difficult and its irritating the crap out of me.

It's also probably the most obnoxiously oversexed game I've ever seen, which is impressive considering I've played a few hentai games.

yes, it is..   :buggedout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on February 27, 2010, 09:29:05 AM
NFS underground.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 27, 2010, 09:46:40 AM
I was sort of working on getting a platinum trophy on Need For Speed Shift, but I'm getting so sick of that game.  To get all the stars for each race, you have to do stuff like get 1,800 points, and the only way to do that is to make every race into a freakin' demolition derby, because you get extra points for running into other cars.  And all the drift races just suck, and there's a huge pile of them.  Even if I win by 1,000 points, they're still not any fun.  I think I did all the fun racing stuff in my first playthgough, and all that's left to get the additional trophies is a bunch of non-racing crap.  Running into everything and constantly trying to throw your car into a drift actually ends up making you a worse driver, which is exactly the opposite of what a racing game should do.

I dunno, time to start on something new.  Maybe Bioshock.  Or maybe Condemned 2:  Bloodshot.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on March 01, 2010, 09:32:45 PM
I got my copy of Battle Kid.  Played that for like two hours today.  It's fun, and quite well made, but very frustrating. 

For those not in the know, it's a new NES platformer - released on cartridge, at that.  Apparently it's the first complete new platformer on the NES in about 15 years - since Sunday Funday, IIRC. It's currently sold out, but you can buy it here:

http://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=86 (http://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=86)

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnxdgzQB_ps

There's also a ROM for play on emulators of a demo version out there. 

Game plays sorta like a cross between Metroid, Mega Man, and the home made ultra-hard 2D side scroller, I Wanna Be The Guy.  $36 shipped, which is reasonable considering cart production costs.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: joejoeherron on March 02, 2010, 06:08:33 AM
midnight club 3 dub edition

all right game i suppose


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 16, 2010, 09:30:57 PM
Finally finished Final Fantasy XII.  Awesome game, one of the best I've ever played.  92 hours for finish, and I enjoyed just about every minute of it  (Oh, I got a little frustrated once or twice  :teddyr: ).  Epic story - like Lord of the Rings meets Star Wars.  Superb characters, better by far than those in most movies, much less video games.  Great graphics too, you really want to play this PS2 game on a hi-def TV or you'll be missing out on how fantastic it looks.  10/10.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: violntshags on March 19, 2010, 04:49:41 PM
Finally finished Final Fantasy XII.  Awesome game, one of the best I've ever played.  92 hours for finish, and I enjoyed just about every minute of it  (Oh, I got a little frustrated once or twice  :teddyr: ).  Epic story - like Lord of the Rings meets Star Wars.  Superb characters, better by far than those in most movies, much less video games.  Great graphics too, you really want to play this PS2 game on a hi-def TV or you'll be missing out on how fantastic it looks.  10/10.
If you like RPG's with great storys for the PS2, check out Dragon Quest VIII if you havent already.  great game


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 19, 2010, 06:47:26 PM
Thanks for the tip Violntshags, I'll have to take a look at that.

I just got the exotic car DLC for Need For Speed Shift, so I've got a night of drinkin' and drivin' planned  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on March 20, 2010, 05:33:22 PM
As a dedicated old-old-old-old-school gamer, I just played a little Bump 'N Jump.  Still suck at it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: joejoeherron on March 21, 2010, 05:14:22 AM
gta: vice city. when in doubt, I always go back to that game. Why? I don't know


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on March 23, 2010, 12:56:10 PM
I just played through Castlevania:Rondo of Blood.  I downloaded it on Wii Virtual Console, and OMG why did it take so long for this to come out in the States?  I know, TG16 tanked here and that would be the biggest reason, but man oh man was it a blast!  One of the best non-RPG style Castlevanias I've ever played.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on March 23, 2010, 02:15:00 PM
I've played the TG16 version a few times on emulators, and it rocks. The intro alone is terrific stuff.

As for why it wasn't released in the USA, that's because it was a TG16 CD game only, and not many CD units made it to the USA. I think there was a PSX version available, though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on March 23, 2010, 02:18:34 PM
I'm still playing my soccer management game. I've just finished my 3rd season with Airdrie Utd F.C. and we've just won our first Scottish Premier League title and two cups. I don't know how as the team I've built is still as rubbish as the original one I took over...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JJ80 on March 23, 2010, 02:33:35 PM
I'm still playing my soccer management game. I've just finished my 3rd season with Airdrie Utd F.C. and we've just won our first Scottish Premier League title and two cups. I don't know how as the team I've built is still as rubbish as the original one I took over...

Judging from the way Scottish football in general is going, I think that you could probably be managing a team up here for real very shortly. Maybe even 'The Diamonds'!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on March 23, 2010, 02:37:14 PM
I'm still playing my soccer management game. I've just finished my 3rd season with Airdrie Utd F.C. and we've just won our first Scottish Premier League title and two cups. I don't know how as the team I've built is still as rubbish as the original one I took over...

Judging from the way Scottish football in general is going, I think that you could probably be managing a team up here for real very shortly. Maybe even 'The Diamonds'!

I think the best thing is to make the SPL a 20 team league. Then combine the first division with the second. Allow 3 teams to be relegated and three teams to be promoted and the teams that make the top 6 split draw each other in the cup competitions automatically. Unfortunately the SFA won't listen to me JJ....   :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on March 23, 2010, 02:50:54 PM
Re-playing Zelda: Oracle of Seasons


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JJ80 on March 23, 2010, 02:55:16 PM
You're right Circus, the current twelve team set just doesn't work at all. Actually, it wasn't that long ago that there were only ten sides in the top flight and relegations were rare due to several sides not having all-seater stadia.
  There have been moves towards increasing the size of the SPL this year to sixteen teams with largish clubs like Inverness Caley, and Partick Thistle returning to the upper division. A survey of the Chairmen of most of the SPL clubs seemed to support the plan. I suppose ultimately, the 'Old Firm' in Glasgow will probably still dominate the title itself no matter how many teams oppose them in any one division.
  Some of my colleagues would probably agree with you, but they don't seem to have any clout with our esteemed SFA either!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on March 23, 2010, 03:00:17 PM
Basically the quickest way to spilt the old firm is if a billionaire owner took over a club such as Hearts or Aberdeen. They wouldn't have to pump much money in at all to guarantee a league title or european place within a few seasons. The problem is the revenue from tv money (i.e. Sky with the EPL), but I'm almost certain that if a team did the break up the old firm it would create a lot more interest in Scottish football.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JJ80 on March 23, 2010, 03:20:42 PM
That's certainly true Circus. The Romanov's take-over of Hearts a few years ago did briefly threaten the status quo but that seems to have petered out recently. Even with Rangers's precarious financial state and Celtic's total lack of consistency Hibernian, Dundee United (who used to be a REAL force) and Motherwell couldn't mount a consistent challenge this season. Better European performances by Scottish clubs in the Champions league would help too.
   The tv rights would actually be more valuable is more teams were truly competitive too i think, more fans would gravitate back towards their local sides rather than Celtic or Rangers. however, the loss of the key Setanta deal has hit most clubs pretty hard.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on March 23, 2010, 05:20:25 PM
THPS, THPS 2, THPS 3, THPS4!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: feiyen on March 23, 2010, 06:32:36 PM
Perfect Dark they revamp this game and released it on xbox arcade I forgot how hard some of these levels are.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 24, 2010, 07:52:07 AM
Just having a wonderful time with Need for Speed Shift.  They issued a patch which fixed the slowdown issues during several races.  It also did other things - two out of the four times I've played it since the patch, it locked up my PS3 so I had to turn the thing off and back on to get it working again.  Last night one race was freezing up (made me miss the required lap time by 1/10th of a second), and then I went to the next race - no sound!  Oh good lord.  Only took them 6 months to come out with this marvelous patch.  I think a couple of unpaid interns programmed it while on spring break.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on April 03, 2010, 06:00:58 PM
I'm still working up the ranks on the online Modern Warfare 2 for the PS3. I am SOOOOO hoping they issue a pack of new maps soon. I mean, I'm still finding cool things in the regular set, but the long-timers know EVERYTHING about these maps. It would be nice to be on a level playing field for a while.

Other than that, I downloaded the updating of the NES classic, Bionic Commando. It plays like the original but has fun new graphics. I beat it years ago, but I don't remember anything about it other than enjoying it. I can't even beat the first boss now. I suck as a modern gamer, but then I don't have ALL day to work on them like I used to as a kid or a college student.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Vik on April 03, 2010, 06:42:05 PM
Donkey Kong 3, gameboy color :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on April 03, 2010, 06:58:37 PM
I'm currently playing through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney franchise during this troubling time at my home in order to keep my mind off of things.  It's working well so far...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 03, 2010, 09:06:52 PM
I was playing Destroy All Humans on the PS2 today.  I actually fell asleep.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Vik on April 04, 2010, 12:57:25 PM
Guiter Hero 2 - PS2  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on April 04, 2010, 01:39:30 PM
Mario Kart Wii- I unlocked all characters except Rosalina, every bikes except the Dolphin Dasher and what ever the last Large bike is.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 16, 2010, 03:52:15 PM
Finished up Chronicles of Riddick:  Escape from Butcher Bay.  It started out pretty slow and seemed like you weren't doing anything but side quests.  The last third of the game was balls to the wall action though.  Very good game overall.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on April 16, 2010, 09:39:51 PM
Most recently put in a pretty good score on Mario Bros., arcade.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Vik on April 17, 2010, 02:54:37 AM
Plants VS. Zombies


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 17, 2010, 06:41:56 AM
Started on Resistance Fall of Man last night.  Very cool game.  Also playing Dead Space - I played it a while back and it's one of my favorites of all time, so I thought I'd go through it again.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on April 17, 2010, 09:20:06 PM
Zombies ate my neighbors-AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on April 18, 2010, 12:01:20 PM
Magic Sword and Final Fight downloaded from PSN. I LOVE Magic Sword!!!  And I'd forgotten how much fun Final Fight is.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on April 21, 2010, 04:23:58 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tvcocbFlL._SS400_.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on May 03, 2010, 10:13:41 AM
When my Internet was gone, I caught up on a lot of my video gaming.  I've played Ractchet and Clank: Going Commando, Paper Mario, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, and Pokemon: Pearl Version.  It has been a fun time.  I've been getting back into the Silent Hill game because I have Internet now and I can finally get an stragedy guide for how to get through the nightmare segements.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on May 03, 2010, 02:34:28 PM
Just played the arcade game "Popeye" on an emulator.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on May 07, 2010, 07:27:22 AM
Mario Kart Wii- I unlocked all characters except Rosalina, every bikes except the Dolphin Dasher and what ever the last Large bike is.
I unlocked everything now. I'm now playing Super Mario World (SNES version) on my sister's Wii, she bought it on the Wii Shopping Channel! :buggedout: :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 08, 2010, 07:48:49 AM
I'm playing Red Faction Guerrilla on the PS3.  You're on Mars and you're trying to overthrow the ruthless police state government.  It's pretty fun.  The man-made structures are completely destructible - you can fire a rocket or something into them and they get blown apart very much like a real building would.  Or even better - you can drive a truck through them and smash the crap out of everything  :teddyr:  I get killed and/or fail my mission an awful lot though.  It kind of straddles the line between challenging and frustrating.

I kind of quit on Destroy All Humans on the PS2.  It was cute and fun for a while, but I ended up getting really bored with it eventually.  Now I ordered Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb for the PS2.  I was just in the mood fr it.  It's one of those games that gets mediocre scores from the reviewers, but good marks from the players.  I'm hoping the reviewers were just being excessively nit-picky.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on May 08, 2010, 11:38:03 AM
Still obsessed with Modern Warfare 2 on the PS3. Bought the map pack on release day, but didn't get to play any of them in a random free-for-all until last night. They are AWESOME!  They are huge, which makes it more fun. Unfortunately, since I am not playing every single breathing moment of my life, I don't know where the hiding places, blind corners and such are, but everyone I played with last night sure did.

And I've found that on my ADHD medication, my game has vastly improved. I see things more readily, I'm able to react faster and I can whip the gun up and hit my targets with a heck of a lot less bullet spraying.

I'm sure my therapist would be thrilled the meds are helping with my video game prowess.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on May 18, 2010, 02:07:41 AM
me an a friend are beasting thru Mario Sunshine as i type this.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 3mnkids on May 18, 2010, 05:05:17 AM
Left 4 dead.  I just love running around shooting zombies   :teddyr:   I would enjoy it more if my daughter and son weren't kill hogs   :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 18, 2010, 06:40:00 AM
I was playing Need For Speed Shift online last night.  On Laguna Seca, there's this straightaway and at the end of it, as you crest a small hill, there's a corner called The Corkscrew which is a 90 degree left-hander that drops straight off a hill.  The guy behind me was driving some white car and he apparently didn't know that corner was there, so he hit it doing about 150 mph.  It looked like a ballistic missile shooting off into the sky  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Trevor on May 20, 2010, 10:32:32 AM
www.freewebarcade.com/game/bmrex (http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/bmrex)

 :teddyr: You are a BMX riding TRex (the bike actually looks like an old penny farthing) and you go up and down hils, catching speed, collecting stars and eating sandwiches along the way.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on May 24, 2010, 01:41:34 AM
I'm thinking of picking up Eternal Darkness again so that I can make some sketches of the characters/creatures. I don't normally draw other people's designs, but I find that it can be beneficial to explore how other people have solved various character/creature design problems.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 3mnkids on May 25, 2010, 01:28:36 PM
3rd play through of Dragon Age Origins..  :thumbup:   I've decided to be a guy next play through and be as mean as I can be to Alistair.   :teddyr:   It will be difficult but I gotta do it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 28, 2010, 07:56:44 PM
Been playing Fallout 3 for the last couple of days.  Everybody says this game is soooooo great.  Um, it sucks.  It's boring, I don't give a damn about locating my dad, the weapons are a complete joke (ten shots in the torso at point blank range, with a 10mm pistol - no effect at all?), I'm already sick of V.A.T.S., it doesn't have much atmosphere, many aspects of the gameplay are really badly designed...are you kidding me?  Unless this thing gets immensely better in the next couple of hours, I'm saying screw it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on May 28, 2010, 08:41:40 PM
Been playing Fallout 3 for the last couple of days.  Everybody says this game is soooooo great.  Um, it sucks.  It's boring, I don't give a damn about locating my dad, the weapons are a complete joke (ten shots in the torso at point blank range, with a 10mm pistol - no effect at all?), I'm already sick of V.A.T.S., it doesn't have much atmosphere, many aspects of the gameplay are really badly designed...are you kidding me?  Unless this thing gets immensely better in the next couple of hours, I'm saying screw it.

I soooooooooooooooooooo AGREE.

 :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on May 28, 2010, 09:12:28 PM
I got a PS3 now and I got Red Dead Redemption, AMAZING GRAPHICS and I love the part to get DRUNK! :teddyr: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on May 29, 2010, 07:46:37 PM
I've been playing through Super Mario Galaxy 2 recently.  It's pretty fun, but damn, some of those levels and comet challenges make me want to smash my controller or pull my hair out.

I am also playing Red Steel as well.  I don't believe it is has a bad as a lot of people make it out to be.  I find it pretty enjoyable and a good challenge for my first person shooter skills on the Wii.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: flackbait on June 03, 2010, 09:27:26 AM
I've been playing through mass effect 2 for a while now. Its definitely a fun game but I really wish they had kept some of the first games features, but this game definitely does combat better, even though they took the infinite ammo away(a feature i wish they would have kept!).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on June 04, 2010, 04:42:27 AM
The arcade game Phoenix from 1980.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXQO0ibclm4


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 24, 2010, 07:13:27 AM
Finished Killzone 2 the other night.  I'm not so much into shooters, but it was good enough I suppose.  I like games where you've got various missions to complete, but the missions here were "kill the 100 guys in front of you, get to the other end of the level, and turn a knob".  The shooting was fun enough and your bullets had a satisfying effect on the enemy soldiers.  Some of the levels were pretty cool, but it was all run!  Shoot!  Run some more!  Shoot some more!  So you never really got a chance to admire the scenery.  The ending was frustrating as hell and a real chore to complete.  A bunch of guys come after you, you get killed dozens of times before you finally make it through that portion, then repeat that three more times.  My favorite part was where you got an exoskeleton, sort of like the loader in Aliens except with machine guns and a rocket launcher.  I could have played that part for two hours, but unfortunately it only lasted 10 minutes.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 24, 2010, 01:49:24 PM
I'm currently playing SMG2 and Baten Kaitos for the GameCube.  Kaitos is pretty good, actually.  I'd been somewhat interested in it when it was new, but I am somewhat picky when it comes to J-RPGs so I rarely am willing to pay much for them.  Kaitos cost me about $4. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 28, 2010, 06:44:02 AM
I just started on Final Fantasy XIII.  The graphics and art style are simply spectacular - it pretty much puts every other game I've ever played to shame.  Unfortunately the combat is mindlessly repetitive and offers no challenge whatsoever.  But I'm only about three hours into the game, which is barely even getting started.  I think I remember someone saying that the combat actually gets very good later on.  Or at least I HOPE I remember someone saying that.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on June 28, 2010, 07:04:26 AM
Ship Simulator 2008, yes, i'm that low.  :teddyr:
NFS Carbon and Undercover.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on June 28, 2010, 08:13:35 AM
Dante's Inferno  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

As a fan of the original poem, this game was a treat to play. Despite the minor changes, it was still fun to hack and slash demons.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on June 28, 2010, 09:04:01 PM
Tekken 5 and Guilty Gear: Isuka for the PS2.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on June 29, 2010, 10:49:26 AM
Dante's Inferno  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

As a fan of the original poem, this game was a teat to play. Despite the minor changes, it was still fun to hack and slash demons.

I think hacking and slashing demons would count as a major change from the poem!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on June 29, 2010, 03:29:19 PM
Dante's Inferno  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

As a fan of the original poem, this game was a teat to play. Despite the minor changes, it was still fun to hack and slash demons.

I think hacking and slashing demons would count as a major change from the poem!  :bouncegiggle:

It has nothing to do with the poem except for hell having layers and demons.  ;-P

A friend gave me a new Nintendo 64 game.  It's the first new N64 game I've got in like a decade.  F-Zero X.  Pretty good game actually - and it's the first F-Zero game I've ever owned for some reason.  I might try playing it multiplayer.  My favorite addition the N64 F-Zero adds is you can kill the other racers - and they STAY DEAD.  I think it was possible to do this in the SNES one, but it was unbelievably difficult.  Most amusing thing in multiplayer, if you are losing badly in the race, you could always try racing backwards and attempting to kill the other players to get a better position.

Since I had my N64 out, I also played some Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and The World Is Not Enough.  Still fun, don't think I'll ever get tired of them.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 30, 2010, 03:05:40 AM
Lost Planet - Despite having purchased it multiple times have never gotten around to completing it. 

Red Dead Redemption - Yeah, it is really that good. 

Bio Shock 2 - I liked the first but am not a big fan of this one.  It seems kind of plodding and the same thing over in a way.  However, have been playing it off and on now and am trying to get through it as my brother beat me to the punch.  (He shall not have finished a game, I have not finished.)

Also, thinking of getting some nostalgia gaming but not sure if I should I get one of those multicart (NES/SNES) systems or buy original?  I know where to get the original but having a hard time deciding.  It comes down to whether I want the original to have the original or just want to break down to play it.   :question:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on June 30, 2010, 10:32:37 AM
The Conduit: I finally got my Internet connection hooked up, so I can play online now.  I fianlly got to try this game out and it is very good online.  Very smooth and stuff.  Sadly, I think people are exploiting glitches and cheats in the online stuff since I shot a guy in face with a shotgun and he didn't did die like the others did.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Vik on July 05, 2010, 06:18:26 AM
Playing Castlevania X: Dracula Chronicles on my PSP, really cool modern sidescroller. It's a pretty hard game though, but I like the challenge. I'm at Stage 5 so far.
 :drink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on July 05, 2010, 06:25:43 AM
I just started on Final Fantasy XIII.  The graphics and art style are simply spectacular - it pretty much puts every other game I've ever played to shame.  Unfortunately the combat is mindlessly repetitive and offers no challenge whatsoever.  But I'm only about three hours into the game, which is barely even getting started.  I think I remember someone saying that the combat actually gets very good later on.  Or at least I HOPE I remember someone saying that.

Hardest end boss of all FF games by far !!!!
I spent months looking for a Dragon Fang to get the last gunblade and then you have to use lots of limit breaks against Ultimecia.

Anyway, most FF games take a few hours to get really started.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on July 05, 2010, 09:29:26 AM
Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkabam for the Gameboy Advance.  This is bascially same as the book and movie, but it goes beyond and adds more onto it.  Very good graphics and it is very fun to play.  It's even a very good RPG as well!  I think it was one of the best movie to video game adaptions I've seen.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ash on July 11, 2010, 04:02:46 AM

I've been pretty heavy into BioShock 2's multiplayer lately.
Capture the Sister is one of the best game modes I've ever played.  :thumbup:

Check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMCACvvcoJY



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: wickednick on July 11, 2010, 04:50:31 AM
Right now it has been Torchlight. Its a Diablo clone but seeing as how its creators made Diablo 1 and 2 I guess its it spiritual successor. The game is pretty good despite being a indy game and keeps a lot of the flavor of diablo. Action is fast paced and the 3d environments are well designed and look great. The enemies look great and are hugely varied with dozens of different monsters.
The skill system needs work with only a hand full of skills being truly useful and the rest all fluff. Quests are also rather bland with the main ones being killing a specific monster, searching for different kinds of EMBER (a magical type of stone that comes in different varieties) and searching foe items in special lost dungeon levels. There is a main quest but its story progresses slowly and you don't gain much info on whats happening through out the game.
The three character classes are pretty cool with a warrior class, mage class and range class a better skill system would have fleshed the characters out more, but they still are fun and playable.
Overall its a good game for the price you pay i provided me hours of mindless dungeon crawling and monster killing so if your a fan of diablo check it out.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ChaosTheory on July 11, 2010, 06:07:51 PM
Replaying Star Wars Force Unleashed, in order to get myself even more pumped for the second one.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on July 12, 2010, 09:20:22 PM
Most recently:

(http://www.premier-md.com/images/Arcade/Tron/Tron,Front_Marquee1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on July 12, 2010, 09:22:39 PM
Bought Dragon Quest IX yesturday and I've already put more than 15 hours into it and I'm still grinding my way through.  I hear that I may end up putting over 100 hours into it and you know what?  It'll be so worth it because it is so awesome!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on July 13, 2010, 05:01:48 AM
Today I bought Sonic Spinball, Streets of Rage, and one other Genesis game.  All boxed with manuals.

The third game was Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.  Yep.  $12, which is a good price.  It's a pretty decent game actually.  Decent gameplay, great soundtrack (as you'd expect, and the Genesis music actually fits well with Jackson's music) and amusing little bits.  Like, you can moonwalk.  It doesn't help, but it's neat.  And you can force everyone to dance with you, which kills them.  Good stuff.  Only annoying thing is having to open every friggin door you find.  The "find every child" mechanic is a little dull, and the game's biggest flaw.

Worth a play though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 13, 2010, 06:34:32 AM
Most recently:

([url]http://www.premier-md.com/images/Arcade/Tron/Tron,Front_Marquee1.jpg[/url])


I'm totally jealous!   :teddyr:  I remember playing that in the arcades way back in about 1983 - fun game!  I'm hoping they will include the original when they come out with that new version of it. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on July 13, 2010, 02:34:05 PM
Most recently:


I'm totally jealous!   :teddyr:  I remember playing that in the arcades way back in about 1983 - fun game!  I'm hoping they will include the original when they come out with that new version of it. 

I don't have that actual cabinet, I have the game emulated.  But yeah, it was a blast back in the day.  I used to dream I owned my own light cycle..


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 14, 2010, 04:49:56 PM
I've been playing Red Dead Redemption.  It's a pretty good game.  I'm not exactly blown away by it like all the reviewers seem to have been, but then again these open world games seem like they take a couple weeks to really get into, so maybe it will become more addictive as I go.  The atmosphere is nice - riding your horse at dawn as the sunbeams streak through the clouds, with the classic Western terrain and a little spaghetti Western music playing in the background - or walking through the town right after sundown, with all the buildings lit up with their lanterns, and some piano music coming from the saloon.  I'm not too crazy about the aiming system, but it's one of those things where it takes a long time time to really get used to it, and once I do I'll probably think it's great.  It has some really good characters in it with very good voice acting.  And there's certainly plenty to do.  I think it's got a nice mix of main missions with plenty of side quests you can do if you feel like it.  Overall I'm enjoying it quite a bit.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: SkullBat308 on August 15, 2010, 05:07:22 PM
I am revisiting Grandia for the psone (bought it on ps network), it is a great rpg, also I am playing Darkstalker: Chaos Tower for psp and Blazblue: Calamity Trigger for PS3 along with Super Street Fighter 4, which is great!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on August 15, 2010, 09:20:09 PM
A few weeks ago the local Gamestop had some deals for 10% off of games already marked down to half off (you needed your card for the extra 10%) and I picked up Army Of Two for around 6 bucks,  Darksiders: The Wrath Of War for around 15 bucks, and Ace Combat 6:The Fires of Liberation for around $19.95 (wasn't on sale.)  Great games all of them!

Prior to that I was working on Borderlands and put it aside for now, to play some of the stuff I mentioned above.  I also can't wait for Mafia 2. I think a lot of us here at the Forums are too.  :smile:

I also beat Call Of Duty Modern Wafare 2 single player mode.  I can't wait for C.O.D. Black Ops or Medal Of Honor about the Tier 1 ops in Afghanistan.  Great stff coming up, kiddies!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on August 24, 2010, 04:22:28 PM
http://www.planetrobotunicornattack.com/2010/07/16/robot-unicorn-attack/ (http://www.planetrobotunicornattack.com/2010/07/16/robot-unicorn-attack/)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WingedSerpent on August 24, 2010, 06:35:29 PM
Dante's Inferno
Yes, it's a God of War ripp-off, but it's a good ripp-off and has some really cool creature designs in it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on August 25, 2010, 04:46:07 PM
just got this in from an old arcade for $100.
(http://www.arcadeamusements.com/products/HydroThunder1.JPG)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 10,000 Volt Ghost on September 04, 2010, 01:14:41 PM
Red Dead Redemption: Legends and Killers pack.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on September 04, 2010, 01:27:05 PM
I think I might pick up Eternal Darkness or Zelda: The Wind Waker again. I don't have any "new" games because A) they're expensive (I haven't seen any of the more popular ones from the past few years drop below $50 -- which was full price for a brand-new game about, what, 6 or 7 years ago?) and B) many of them are becoming so similar that I pretty much already own some of them by owning some of the games they're copying. I think when the Splatterhouse remake comes out for 360 that'll be the last game I buy for that system (if it proves to be worth the money after I've rented it, of course).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on September 04, 2010, 10:13:51 PM
Burnout 3: Takedown, Mx Vs. ATV untamed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 05, 2010, 01:20:10 PM
I finished up Red Dead Redemption, that was fun.  Then I played through Dark Void last week, I had a lot of fun with that one too.  Now I just started on Dragon Age Origins.  I created a totally hot babe for a character and gave her the "violent" voice  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 3mnkids on September 05, 2010, 02:54:21 PM
I finished up Red Dead Redemption, that was fun.  Then I played through Dark Void last week, I had a lot of fun with that one too.  Now I just started on Dragon Age Origins.  I created a totally hot babe for a character and gave her the "violent" voice  :teddyr:

I loooove Dragon Age Origins. Im on my 5th play through now... Im a achievement junkie  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Sleepyskull on September 05, 2010, 05:17:58 PM
Today I bought Sonic Spinball, Streets of Rage, and one other Genesis game.  All boxed with manuals.

The third game was Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.  Yep.  $12, which is a good price.  It's a pretty decent game actually.  Decent gameplay, great soundtrack (as you'd expect, and the Genesis music actually fits well with Jackson's music) and amusing little bits.  Like, you can moonwalk.  It doesn't help, but it's neat.  And you can force everyone to dance with you, which kills them.  Good stuff.  Only annoying thing is having to open every friggin door you find.  The "find every child" mechanic is a little dull, and the game's biggest flaw.

Worth a play though.

I have not played in a long time, but Sega Genesis is my favorite game system of all time! Sonic Spinball is one of my all time favorite games! You have good taste!  :teddyr: :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on September 05, 2010, 09:09:55 PM
I'm playing through Dragon Quest VIII once more.  This time I will beat the game!  I've already invested nearly 70 hours into the game.  I'm that into it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 25, 2010, 09:19:29 AM
I've been playing the Dead Space 2 online Beta.  It was a lot of fun for the first day or so, but now it's already full of guys that are at level 99 (I'm at level 6 lol).  They're nearly invincible and can kill you with one or two shots, which really takes all the fun out of it for anyone who doesn't care to spend 18 hours a day playing that one game over and over.  And over.

I've kind of gone back to Dark Void, playing on "hardcore" mode, maybe I'll try to platinum it.  We'll see  :smile:

I started on Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, but I kind of got turned off by the fact that you had three choices of characters you could create:  Ugly, hideous, and WTF is that even supposed to be?  I just spent a lot of time with Dragon Age Origins, so I think I need a change of pace before going back to another hack 'n' slash RPG anyway.

I've still got The Saboteur in the queue, so I'll probably start on that if I get bored with playing Dark Void again.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on September 25, 2010, 09:56:23 AM
Just rented Halo: Reach. It seems pretty good, but I'm still not sure if I'll buy it (at full price, anyway). Mind you, if I can get some friends (even internet friends) interested in playing multiplayer then yeah, I'll buy it. I've just had some bad experiences playing matches with random people in the Halo/XBox community, so I'm not interested in just playing with whoever.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 10,000 Volt Ghost on September 25, 2010, 10:13:15 AM
Red Dead Redemption: Liars and cheats pack tonight. They added poker and liars dice into multiplayer so going to play that tonight.

I've been trying to get through Final Fantasy XIII just to finish it but its just not good at all.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 3mnkids on September 25, 2010, 02:06:19 PM
Mirrors edge~ Its a good thing I dont mind dying over and over again   :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on September 25, 2010, 08:39:38 PM
I'm playing LittleBigPlanet on the PSP.  It's pretty fun.  Too bad I don't have a PS3 to get the full experience.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on October 01, 2010, 04:37:23 AM
I just played The Hunt for Red October on NES.  It's not as bad as some people say it is, but it's still terrible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TCLqKeEDjU

This guy kind of sounds like Ahnold.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 10,000 Volt Ghost on October 01, 2010, 01:10:17 PM
Dead Rising 2. Good stuff. Waiting for the new Castlevania to come out.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on October 01, 2010, 09:21:25 PM
Dead Rising 2. Good stuff. Waiting for the new Castlevania to come out.

I need to get my ass moving and get Dead Rising 1 finished!  The second one looks great...right now my play of the day is Assassin's Creed 2. BIG improvement over the first one. Lots to do and a wonderfully crafted story based on Biblical\historical events.

I'm waiting for Mafia 2 and Singularity and hope they are the next arrivals from Gamefly.   

And yes, Castlevania: The Lords Of Shadow looks VERY good. I've beaten every other one since the first, and am looking forward to this new one very much. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on October 01, 2010, 09:25:24 PM
LittleBigPlanet on the PSP.  I have trouble with the level creator, but luckily I'm able to download everyone's else created levels.  They are awesome!

I'm also taking another shot at Sonic Chronicles: Dark Brotherhood on the DS.  This time, I'll be level grinding even more than before.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on October 02, 2010, 01:14:52 PM
Heroes of might and magic 3.
It's more addictive than crack cocaine.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 10,000 Volt Ghost on October 02, 2010, 03:42:07 PM
Heroes of might and magic 3.
It's more addictive than crack cocaine.

I either play as Solomir(sp) from the Tower or Ivor from the Fort. I've wasted so much time on that game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 08, 2010, 07:48:31 AM
I should have gotten a platinum trophy for Dark Void last night, but oh no - there's a glitch on one of the trophies.  You get all your weapons fully levelled up, and no trophy.  Apparently it's a random glitch, so the advice on the internet is to start a new game, level all the weapons up again, and hope you get it then.

GRRRR!!!   :hatred:

Oh well, I really enjoy the game so I guess it won't be too bad. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on October 08, 2010, 08:27:19 AM
Left for dead 2

It was on sale on steam, and available on mac [which I'm currently using] so I thought why not.

I've spent the last 3 hours blowing holes in zombie scum.  I am a happy chappy.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on October 08, 2010, 10:58:39 PM
Left for dead 2

It was on sale on steam, and available on mac [which I'm currently using] so I thought why not.

I've spent the last 3 hours blowing holes in zombie scum.  I am a happy chappy.

I played the first Left 4 Dead and was greatly impressed by it. I need to catch up to the part 2's and 3's of the recent games, like Dead Rising 2 and of course LFD. 

My recent accomplishment is Assassin's Creed 2 and I enjoyed every minute of it. I can't wait for AC: Brotherhood.

I'm now working on the original Bioshock and I'm sorry I didn't pick it up sooner.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 10,000 Volt Ghost on October 09, 2010, 08:28:01 AM
Castlevania: Lord of Shadows. A lot of fun to play and looks reasonably long.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on October 10, 2010, 12:18:59 PM
A lot of fun to play and looks reasonably long.
That's what she said.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 10, 2010, 03:49:52 PM
Finally got my platinum trophy for Dark Void this morning.  Had to play through the whole thing about 1 1/2 more times to get all my weapons levelled up - again - but then I finally got the trophy for that and a second later, the platinum  :teddyr:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/jack1982cp.png?t=1286743539)

Count 'em:  one, two, three, FOUR platinum trophies   :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on October 11, 2010, 04:45:52 PM
Renting Dead Rising 2. While I'm still not impressed by the choice to have Playboy ads sprinkled here and there throughout the game (seriously? Is that what they felt the needed to do to get the coveted "M" rating? The gratuitous blood and gore weren't enough?), I'm willing to overlook them for the definite improvement in survivor AI and the choice to change how the walkie-talkie works. The craft weapons are fun, too, even if many of them break so quickly that they're only useful for grabbing a couple of extra kills between cases/rescues.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on October 11, 2010, 08:43:04 PM
Renting Dead Rising 2. While I'm still not impressed by the choice to have Playboy ads sprinkled here and there throughout the game (seriously? Is that what they felt the needed to do to get the coveted "M" rating? The gratuitous blood and gore weren't enough?), I'm willing to overlook them for the definite improvement in survivor AI and the choice to change how the walkie-talkie works. The craft weapons are fun, too, even if many of them break so quickly that they're only useful for grabbing a couple of extra kills between cases/rescues.

It's bad enough they have paid in-game ads.  They could at least have not had ACTUAL PICTURES OF REAL PEOPLE on them, which really breaks the immersion of the game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on October 12, 2010, 09:56:26 AM
Renting Dead Rising 2. While I'm still not impressed by the choice to have Playboy ads sprinkled here and there throughout the game (seriously? Is that what they felt the needed to do to get the coveted "M" rating? The gratuitous blood and gore weren't enough?), I'm willing to overlook them for the definite improvement in survivor AI and the choice to change how the walkie-talkie works. The craft weapons are fun, too, even if many of them break so quickly that they're only useful for grabbing a couple of extra kills between cases/rescues.

It's bad enough they have paid in-game ads.  They could at least have not had ACTUAL PICTURES OF REAL PEOPLE on them, which really breaks the immersion of the game.

Agreed. Also, Pavlov's dogs, anyone? I mean, you're getting the thrill of killing virtual zombies in very gory ways as well as (if you're a straight male or a lesbian) sexual titillation from images of half-naked women in provocative poses. Let's hope no one gets the two stimuli crossed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on October 13, 2010, 11:53:25 PM
Working on Saboteur right now, EA's latest third-person GTA ripoff taking place in 1940 France during the German occupation.  As usual, they made it barely playable, and with ther ususal over-sensitive controls. 

But hey, why make a great game in another area, when you can skimp on R&D to go all out on the next EA's Tiger Woods Golf  or the next Madden NFL game?   :thumbdown:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 14, 2010, 06:46:11 AM
Working on Saboteur right now, EA's latest third-person GTA ripoff taking place in 1940 France during the German occupation.  As usual, they made it barely playable, and with ther ususal over-sensitive controls.  

I bought that a few weeks ago but haven't started on it yet.  Looks like a pretty fun game though...I hope   :teddyr:

Oh, and they delayed Gran Turismo 5 - again!   :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 10,000 Volt Ghost on October 14, 2010, 08:15:05 AM
Renting Dead Rising 2. While I'm still not impressed by the choice to have Playboy ads sprinkled here and there throughout the game (seriously? Is that what they felt the needed to do to get the coveted "M" rating? The gratuitous blood and gore weren't enough?), I'm willing to overlook them for the definite improvement in survivor AI and the choice to change how the walkie-talkie works. The craft weapons are fun, too, even if many of them break so quickly that they're only useful for grabbing a couple of extra kills between cases/rescues.

Just beat it with the S ranking. I liked the storyline for the first game a lot more. There's some DLC coming out with the protagonists from dead rising 1 and dead rising 2 have to team up to do some cool stuff.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on October 14, 2010, 01:41:32 PM
Working on Saboteur right now, EA's latest third-person GTA ripoff taking place in 1940 France during the German occupation.  As usual, they made it barely playable, and with the usual over-sensitive controls.  

I bought that a few weeks ago but haven't started on it yet.  Looks like a pretty fun game though...I hope   :teddyr:

Oh, and they delayed Gran Turismo 5 - again!   :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:

Well, I guess iSaboteur's OK now that I'm into it somewhat. The controls definitely needed some more work though. And all the nudity and debauchery has to be DL'ed from Xbox live in order to appreciate the Paris nightclubs (dammit!)

Also getting my curiosity is the voice of the one character, Luc. I swear ithas to be Peter Fernandez of Speed Racer fame (as well as many other countless 60's era TV shows.)  I'm a bit late appreciating Saboteur but it's gettin' better  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on November 25, 2010, 09:33:10 AM
(http://i16.tinypic.com/4z9jebn.jpg)

Bought it for £3.49

Now life in the cubes, creep !. You're going down. I am the law. All this rampant consumerism makes my skin crawl...  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on November 25, 2010, 01:50:17 PM
Right now I'm playing Risen, a nice little game about a mysterious island where ancient temples are erupting from the ground, filled with gold and other mysterious artifacts, and some of their original inhabitants.. :buggedout:

Not a bad game, but it had the potential to be another Oblivion. As it stands, it just not a bad game, it's just not a good one either.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on November 25, 2010, 04:13:41 PM
I'm playing through Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario once more. Never beat the final bosses though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on November 26, 2010, 12:06:58 AM
Just got bored with Poker Night at the Inventory. Sure, it's funny for the first hour or so thanks to some great dialogue between some off-kilter characters from various franchises that would never meet outside of the context of this game, but...well, it loses its lustre when the dialogue starts repeating. Sure, you could keep playing to unlock some purely cosmetic Team Fortress 2 items, but what's the point?

It was worth the $5 I paid for it, though. I had some laughs and learned the ground rules for poker. I had more fun with it in such a short time than I usually do with longer, full-priced games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 27, 2010, 08:30:25 AM
I've been playing Gran Turismo 5.  Great game and I'm having a ton of fun with it, though it falls well short of what I'd expect after waiting almost 6 years for it to come out. 

Here's one of my cars:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/RedBullHangar-7.jpg?t=1290864557)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on November 28, 2010, 11:35:59 PM
Half Life
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
Beavis and Butt-head (Sega Genesis)
Smash TV (Sega Genesis)

I beat Psychonauts not too long ago. I signed a petition for a sequel.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on November 29, 2010, 10:25:58 PM
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsnel:  That's a really fun game, but damn is it hard.  It is a good kind of hard.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on November 30, 2010, 02:31:39 AM
Snake!

On the cell phone, whoo!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on December 01, 2010, 03:28:30 AM
(http://www.thesallydshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/starflight.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on December 02, 2010, 09:54:49 PM
([url]http://www.thesallydshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/starflight.jpg[/url])


I vaguely remember this one. 

As to other hits from EA, I have an old 3DFX Voodoo rig upstairs, that regularly gets play from flight sims such as AH-64 Apache great
Longbow and Israeli Air Force as well as some other great Glide-driver games like Hexen 2 and the Quake stuff.

There's still some good years left in these games!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BTM on December 03, 2010, 07:30:09 PM
I beat Psychonauts not too long ago. I signed a petition for a sequel.

I never could get past that "War game" stage with the Napoleon type guy.  there's this part where you gotta do some precise ledge jumping in order to get into a tower and I just kept falling to the damn ground. 

Still, the game was pretty cool!  :)

I love the part where the guy is explaining how to do pyrotelekensis and he says, "And if you're trying to express a girl, make sure she didn't use a bunch of hair spray."


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on December 03, 2010, 08:01:49 PM
I beat Psychonauts not too long ago. I signed a petition for a sequel.

I never could get past that "War game" stage with the Napoleon type guy.  there's this part where you gotta do some precise ledge jumping in order to get into a tower and I just kept falling to the damn ground. 

That part gave me some trouble as well, but its nothing compared to the final level.  That'll break your sanity.

Also, I love to a second game.  Do it!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 05, 2010, 02:19:03 PM
Gran Turismo 5 has a pretty awesome photo mode

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/AhrweilerStreet-1.jpg?t=1291576370)
Ferrari Enzo

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/AhrweilerStreet_3.jpg?t=1291576543)
Lamborghini Murciťlago SuperVeloce


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on December 13, 2010, 08:00:03 PM
I've been playing a few different games to try to see if there is anything I want to get back into like Super Mario Sunshine, Ratchet & Clank, and Spider-Man 2.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on December 19, 2010, 03:19:34 PM
Right now I'm playing [/b]Army Of Two: The 40th Day[/b], the further adventures of our mercenary heroes Tyson and Rios. 

While the graphics and the interface menus got a BIG and mch welcome boost, the enemy AI seems a bit lost...even on the hardest level, they seem to sometimes stand there as you mow them down.

Be that as is, there are many times I've gotten wounded and even killed trying to take the baddies down.  It's OK though, not a great game, but it's OK.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on December 19, 2010, 09:33:18 PM
In the middle of all this studying and working on my final projects for the classes, I played a little Super Mario Galaxy 2 and wouldn't you know it, I'm all psyched and full of energy once more.  All the pretty colors and fun does wonders for me.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on December 21, 2010, 12:24:48 AM
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare - It took me awhile to get this one.  Played the basic game almost to death when I first got it.  Then stayed away for awhile, coming back I now realize there needs to be more cross genres involving zombies.  Death Troopers, someone get the rights for a screenplay. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: theedinburghbteam on December 21, 2010, 09:09:41 AM
I am really enjoying Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, it's awesome. I thought it was only going to be zombies at first, but now there are sasquatch and unicorns and all sorts of crazy.

I'm also dabbling in a bit of online COD:Black Ops on the 360. Add me "MrRarr" if you want to get shot up  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on December 21, 2010, 11:08:45 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RAF20F2ZL.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on December 21, 2010, 08:51:57 PM
I am really enjoying Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, it's awesome. I thought it was only going to be zombies at first, but now there are sasquatch and unicorns and all sorts of crazy.

I'm also dabbling in a bit of online COD:Black Ops on the 360. Add me "MrRarr" if you want to get shot up  :smile:

I will have to take up your offer.   Mauserman29 on the 360 here, mwahahahaha.  :smile:  I thought I should let you know so you don't get an add request thinking who is this douche.  Plus, anyone else that is on that would like to add me.  Black Ops, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Vietnam is awesome), and Medal of Honor are my primaries.  I also revisit World at War, from time to time to do the zombie maps. 

Yes, the animals are definitely interesting.  I'm not fond of undead horses, however, I love the four horses of the Apocalypse.  Plus, there is a strange satisfaction in destroying a few zombie bears or sasquatch with a tomahawk. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on December 23, 2010, 11:28:31 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fnfoWN7LL.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 23, 2010, 01:27:57 PM
I'm still playing Gran Turismo 5.  Here's my newest toy:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/AhrweilerStreet_7.jpg?t=1293128728)

It goes real fast  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on December 23, 2010, 01:36:04 PM
I'm still playing Gran Turismo 5.  Here's my newest toy:

([url]http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/AhrweilerStreet_7.jpg?t=1293128728[/url])

It goes real fast  :teddyr:


what model Citroen is that?  :teddyr:

anyways, I'm playing:
(http://www.epiphone.com/images/Burnout3_c1.jpg)

when I was in Houston for 3 days (went to the Ren-fest), I was playing this game when I was staying at a friends house:
(http://www.schnasti.de/POTD/IMG/Spiele/mafia2.jpg)
SO MANY movie references, as in The Shawshank Redemption, The Maltese Falcon, etc.... :tongueout:
Very addicting as well. :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on December 23, 2010, 02:34:56 PM
Oh yeah,   Mafia 2.  More silver-plated bumper Cadillacs (and the comensurate body-filled trunks) than you cold shake a stick at.  I have yet to play the second one, but the first one still has a spot on one of my old PC's hard drives.

Can't wait to play the part 2!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on December 23, 2010, 04:00:58 PM
Oh yeah,   Mafia 2.  More silver-plated bumper Cadillacs (and the comensurate body-filled trunks) than you cold shake a stick at.  I have yet to play the second one, but the first one still has a spot on one of my old PC's hard drives.

Can't wait to play the part 2!
get all packages. The vegas package includes:
Lincoln Futura (AKA The Bat-Mobile w/out the B.M.'s paint) and the Chaffeque XT + western out fits
War Package:
two Jeep Willis and 2 army uniforms
Renegade Package:
Walter Hot Rod and Potomac Elysium + two clothing
Greaser Packages:
Smith 34 Hot rod and Shubert Hot Rod Pick up + 2 clothing
Made Men Package:
Roller GL300 (really a 50's benz 300 sl) and Cossack + 2 more clothing.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: theedinburghbteam on December 23, 2010, 05:01:06 PM
As much as I was looking forward to raining pain on Black Ops, my 360's stopped reading discs. Which is a bit of a bummer. Gonna upgrade to one of the new ones anyway...eventually.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on December 23, 2010, 05:48:35 PM
I'm still playing Gran Turismo 5.  Here's my newest toy:

([url]http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/AhrweilerStreet_7.jpg?t=1293128728[/url])



A car so cool, it casts its reflection in cobblestones!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on December 23, 2010, 08:57:37 PM
As much as I was looking forward to raining pain on Black Ops, my 360's stopped reading discs. Which is a bit of a bummer. Gonna upgrade to one of the new ones anyway...eventually.

Ahh, the slim is pretty nice.  I have one right now.  I like the wi-fi without any additional purchases. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 24, 2010, 08:11:36 AM
what model Citroen is that?  :teddyr:

It's just called a CitroŽn GT by CitroŽn Race Car.  I don't think it exists in real life - CitroŽn made one street version, but canceled plans to put it into production (they were gong to make 6 of them) because they didn't think it would be profitable. 

And yes, it is so cool that it casts its own reflection in cobblestones  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on December 24, 2010, 01:41:42 PM
what model Citroen is that?  :teddyr:

It's just called a CitroŽn GT by CitroŽn Race Car.  I don't think it exists in real life - CitroŽn made one street version, but canceled plans to put it into production (they were gong to make 6 of them) because they didn't think it would be profitable. 

And yes, it is so cool that it casts its own reflection in cobblestones  :teddyr:
no actually they are considering to bring the idea back up. the race version is just like the old NFS HP2 version, even though there wasn't a CtroŽn GT in the game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on December 24, 2010, 11:20:05 PM
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles

Got it at a special Christmas sale at local video game store.  Very fun rail shooter game and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes that type of game, Resident Evil, and zombies in general.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on December 27, 2010, 01:54:41 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5147GAX2M8L.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on December 30, 2010, 12:26:45 AM
Got a PS3 for Christmas  :thumbup: so lots of gaming as I used my birthday dough to pick up Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare and Grand Theft Auto IV, all very fun games although I find it hard to stick to the game's storyline in many of these as it often seems more fun to just do your own thing.  Also I find I need lots of practice to get the controls down pat. Found it really hard steering in GTA at first. Also got the Ghostbusters game and DC Universe vs. Mortal Kombat which feel a little more old school in terms of gaming style which might disappoint some but they were still fun, especially Ghostbusters, kind of like a new little story with the old cast.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on December 30, 2010, 09:18:31 AM
I got Mario Party 8 and Resident Evil 1 remake from Archives for Wii... I love them both.

Now the two I don't like. Pac-Man Party and Wii's Tron Grid Battles. I have to keep them though, from my girl.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on December 30, 2010, 04:18:39 PM
Assassin's Creed 2 and Dead Space. I'd heard good things about both and loved Assassin's Creed 2 when I rented it, so how could I say no when I found them for $20 each?



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on December 31, 2010, 10:13:03 AM
Assassin's Creed 2 and Dead Space. I'd heard good things about both and loved Assassin's Creed 2 when I rented it, so how could I say no when I found them for $20 each?



Dead Space, GREAT choice, mate!  Just wait until the end, hehehehe

Assassin's Creed 2: A major overhaul from the first game, and many more ways to achieve your goal. The storyline has expanded and really fills in stuff not in the first game, in a way that makes sense of everything up to this point in the series. I know you'll like it!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 31, 2010, 12:31:37 PM
Dead Space is definitely one of my favorite games of this generation.  Already got the second one pre-ordered  :teddyr:  I's coming out at the end of January I think.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 01, 2011, 11:36:39 AM
Dead Space is definitely one of my favorite games of this generation.  Already got the second one pre-ordered  :teddyr:  I's coming out at the end of January I think.

You know it. Dead Space was sort of like a third-person Doom in a way, w\regard to the feelings it evoked.  As well, you had the setting in space, and some creatures whose appearances definitely were influenced by the designs in Doom.

Lastly, speaking of Doom, I have the backward comatible X-Box discs (tin box) of Doom 3 and the expansion, Resurrection Of Evil. There's still some good stuff among the original X-Box games! I only wish more of them, like the Brothers In Arms series, were all backward compatible.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Burgomaster on January 03, 2011, 05:04:21 PM
I keep going back to GALACTIC EMPIRES: DARK AVATAR.  I can't get enough of that game.  I also wish they would launch an updated release of Side Meier's ALPHA CENTAURI and ALIEN CROSSFIRE.  I loved those games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 03, 2011, 05:50:21 PM
I keep going back to GALACTIC EMPIRES: DARK AVATAR.  I can't get enough of that game.  I also wish they would launch an updated release of Side Meier's ALPHA CENTAURI and ALIEN CROSSFIRE.  I loved those games.

As far as building games like Alpha Centauri go, I'd like to see an updated version of Jaleco's Utopia:The Creation Of A Nation.  Your task was to colonize one of 10 planest of increasing difficulty, and you had to keep the people happy and secure, as well as developing technology that you eventually would use to fight off the native alien species as they came knocking.

I'd also like to see Metal Marines in an updated version.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on January 03, 2011, 06:14:06 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31OZze4rCEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Simple but fun.  :teddyr:


Me hearties ! :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 03, 2011, 07:27:25 PM
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31OZze4rCEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/url])

Simple but fun.  :teddyr:


Me hearties ! :cheers:


I used to have another game called Pirates:Gold! for the old NES.  That was a fun one. I believe Sid Meier had something to do with that one.

Also, I have a PC game from Eidos called Cutthroats:Terror On The High Seas that has some similar themes to it, but it's a bit more involved. Good stuff though, these 2 games!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on January 03, 2011, 10:49:25 PM
Playing through Resident Evil 4 on the Wii.  So far 8 deaths.  Damn chainsaw guy and guy with wolverine claws.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 04, 2011, 02:07:37 AM
I got a copy of the new Medal Of Honor game from Gamefly today. I started playing a few hours ago. Not too shabby! 

The game has a sense of realism to it that I've found very refreshing, and a break-away from the repetitive 'save the world' theme of the Call Of Duty series, although that's a great series too, don't get me wrong.

The battles are quite literally uphill in the later stages of the early missions-mountaintop battles,  cave battles, you name it. Although I haven't gotten to the end yet, I have a feeling it's going to be like most games today, short and sweet.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 04, 2011, 07:56:23 AM
I've been borrowing cars back and forth with my friend in Gran Turismo 5.  I just figured out that before I borrow him a car, I can backup my game save, and then restore it after I've sent him the car.  So I've still got the car, even though I've given it away!  Isn't that clever of me  :teddyr:  Everybody else who plays this game has been doing that for a couple of weeks now lol.

I dunno, I'm almost done with this game actually.  I'm itching to play the Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 demo's I downloaded a few days ago.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 05, 2011, 09:58:39 PM
I got a copy of the new Medal Of Honor game from Gamefly today. I started playing a few hours ago. Not too shabby! 

Medal of Honor has mostly played very well.  They tended to stick to more realistic small goal themes rather then this will end the war.  However, the one thing I dislike is in the multi-player lacking a medic class.  That little omission from the Bad Company 2 formula that the developer produced is rather unsatisfying.  It would have been an enjoyable inclusion.  Though, it would have definitely taken down on realism. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on January 07, 2011, 02:20:33 PM
I got Sonic CD for my birthday. It's unlike any Sonic game I've ever played.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 07, 2011, 02:44:56 PM

I got a copy of the new Medal Of Honor game from Gamefly today. I started playing a few hours ago. Not too shabby! 

Medal of Honor has mostly played very well.  They tended to stick to more realistic small goal themes rather then this will end the war.  However, the one thing I dislike is in the multi-player lacking a medic class.  That little omission from the Bad Company 2 formula that the developer produced is rather unsatisfying.  It would have been an enjoyable inclusion.  Though, it would have definitely taken down on realism. 

I think you pretty much touched on what made it such a great experience for me so far. 

I guess I've been playing too much to realize that yes, indeed, the smaller goals are paramount to the game and that there's no long term goal.  The soldiers are either given orders, or thrown into situations beyond their control, and the immediate goal is to survive and finish the mission and determine their next move.

What, no medic?!? What are the developers thinking these days?

Medics have had perhaps THE most important battlefield job for centuries. It's because of them that wounded people either live or die.  EA needs to real-up on this...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on January 07, 2011, 06:47:27 PM

I got a copy of the new Medal Of Honor game from Gamefly today. I started playing a few hours ago. Not too shabby! 

Medal of Honor has mostly played very well.  They tended to stick to more realistic small goal themes rather then this will end the war.  However, the one thing I dislike is in the multi-player lacking a medic class.  That little omission from the Bad Company 2 formula that the developer produced is rather unsatisfying.  It would have been an enjoyable inclusion.  Though, it would have definitely taken down on realism. 

I think you pretty much touched on what made it such a great experience for me so far. 

I guess I've been playing too much to realize that yes, indeed, the smaller goals are paramount to the game and that there's no long term goal.  The soldiers are either given orders, or thrown into situations beyond their control, and the immediate goal is to survive and finish the mission and determine their next move.

What, no medic?!? What are the developers thinking these days?

Medics have had perhaps THE most important battlefield job for centuries. It's because of them that wounded people either live or die.  EA needs to real-up on this...

Yes, battlefield medics are and have always been important in time of war, but they don't have the ability to magic you back to health like they do in video games. If we wanted absolute realism in historic video games, getting wounded in battle would have a variety of consequences depending on what got injured and how badly; it could range from having lower HP for a while, to restricting one or more of your abilities, to missing several days or even weeks of the action while healing up in a tent. Actually...those could present interesting scenarios, although that last one could result in a game-over if you missed a vital mission.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on January 07, 2011, 07:12:46 PM
Yeah, I've never seen a game really try to do injuries realistically.  I have played in airsoft games that attempted this.  It was kind of interesting - wherever you got hit, that part didn't work anymore.  Obviously, torso or head shots were kills.  But if you got hit in a limb, or your gun got hit, you just couldn't use it anymore (though you were allowed to drag a leg if you got hit there, rather than having to hop or something - unrealistic, as in real life a rifle hit to the upper leg will kill you pretty damn quick if you don't get the bleeding stopped, and you're definitely disabled).  I got a kill once when I had nothing but one arm and had to just lay down and wait.

As far as games... I'm playing Isles of Aedin.  It's a text based role-play required MUD.

http://www.islesofaedin.com/ (http://www.islesofaedin.com/)

It's fun, but much like the game it takes heavy inspiration from (Dragon's Gate) leveling up your skills takes too long for my taste.  But it could use more players if anyone here enjoys MUDs.  Keep in mind it's not just a hack-n-slash - they really do expect role playing there. 

I'm also playing Red Steel 2.  So yeah, I Have Wii Motion Plus now.  It's OK.  Personally, they put the emphasis on the sword too much.  It's very much a sword swinging first person game with some shooting added in.  And to be honest, that gets tiresome for me.  Especially since you have to hold the wiimote facing up for the whole swing in order for it register right - I thought the point of Wii Motion Plus was to fix that sort of thing?  But if you do an actual katana style diagonal slash, it often doesn't register.  And the last boss I played was very annoying and not fun at all.  On the plus side, aiming the guns feels GREAT.  Really great job on cursor motion and smoothing. 

Basically, I wish they'd kept it the way the first game was (modern day shooter with some swordplay) only really improved it and let you use the sword anytime, anywhere.  Also, I thought I'd like the setting as I usually like the Eastern-Western thing, but it's kind of so-so in implementation. 

So, worth a play I guess.  Helped that I got it for about $30, including new hardware.  The engine is great though - decent looking models and runs at a rock solid 60 FPS.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 07, 2011, 07:43:51 PM

I got a copy of the new Medal Of Honor game from Gamefly today. I started playing a few hours ago. Not too shabby! 

Medal of Honor has mostly played very well.  They tended to stick to more realistic small goal themes rather then this will end the war.  However, the one thing I dislike is in the multi-player lacking a medic class.  That little omission from the Bad Company 2 formula that the developer produced is rather unsatisfying.  It would have been an enjoyable inclusion.  Though, it would have definitely taken down on realism. 

I think you pretty much touched on what made it such a great experience for me so far. 

I guess I've been playing too much to realize that yes, indeed, the smaller goals are paramount to the game and that there's no long term goal.  The soldiers are either given orders, or thrown into situations beyond their control, and the immediate goal is to survive and finish the mission and determine their next move.

What, no medic?!? What are the developers thinking these days?

Medics have had perhaps THE most important battlefield job for centuries. It's because of them that wounded people either live or die.  EA needs to real-up on this...

Yes, battlefield medics are and have always been important in time of war, but they don't have the ability to magic you back to health like they do in video games. If we wanted absolute realism in historic video games, getting wounded in battle would have a variety of consequences depending on what got injured and how badly; it could range from having lower HP for a while, to restricting one or more of your abilities, to missing several days or even weeks of the action while healing up in a tent. Actually...those could present interesting scenarios, although that last one could result in a game-over if you missed a vital mission.

Yes, very true the battlefield medic is the unsung hero in some ways.  However, the defib and you're back from having taken a RPG is where I mean it takes down on the realism.  Meeting a T-90 head on is another good example of this point.  However, Gravekeeper you bring up some interesting points that would be interesting to see explored. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 07, 2011, 08:22:47 PM

I got a copy of the new Medal Of Honor game from Gamefly today. I started playing a few hours ago. Not too shabby! 

Medal of Honor has mostly played very well.  They tended to stick to more realistic small goal themes rather then this will end the war.  However, the one thing I dislike is in the multi-player lacking a medic class.  That little omission from the Bad Company 2 formula that the developer produced is rather unsatisfying.  It would have been an enjoyable inclusion.  Though, it would have definitely taken down on realism. 

I think you pretty much touched on what made it such a great experience for me so far. 

I guess I've been playing too much to realize that yes, indeed, the smaller goals are paramount to the game and that there's no long term goal.  The soldiers are either given orders, or thrown into situations beyond their control, and the immediate goal is to survive and finish the mission and determine their next move.

What, no medic?!? What are the developers thinking these days?

Medics have had perhaps THE most important battlefield job for centuries. It's because of them that wounded people either live or die.  EA needs to real-up on this...

Yes, battlefield medics are and have always been important in time of war, but they don't have the ability to magic you back to health like they do in video games. If we wanted absolute realism in historic video games, getting wounded in battle would have a variety of consequences depending on what got injured and how badly; it could range from having lower HP for a while, to restricting one or more of your abilities, to missing several days or even weeks of the action while healing up in a tent. Actually...those could present interesting scenarios, although that last one could result in a game-over if you missed a vital mission.

Yes, very true the battlefield medic is the unsung hero in some ways.  However, the defib and you're back from having taken a RPG is where I mean it takes down on the realism.  Meeting a T-90 head on is another good example of this point.  However, Gravekeeper you bring up some interesting points that would be interesting to see explored. 

I agree, really good point. Besides, only Chuck Norris has ever faced a T-90 tank and lived to tell about it.   :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 07, 2011, 09:15:11 PM
I'm gonna' go real old school here....my hard drive is filled with a lot of oldies, and one I'm thinking of starting up again is the PC game Thief:The Dark Project.

It's a first person "sneaker" as you play a medieval thief named Garrett. You sneak your way into castles and houses and old ruins as you steal treasure for various fences, and the story eventually turns supernatural.  It was followed by Thief 2: The Metal Age and Thief: Deadly Shadows all of which now currently grace my hard drive.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on January 07, 2011, 09:26:37 PM
Still playing Resident Evil 4, almost done with it.  About 13 deaths, which is better than my last game.  Also, I'm running low on ammo.  Damn those Regenators and Iron Madiens.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Newt on January 08, 2011, 01:27:30 PM
I am not the one playing, but it's all I have been hearing for weeks:  my kids are playing Minecraft and Portal non-stop.  Daily marathons.  Whee.  Thank goodness everybody is back in school as of Monday.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on January 08, 2011, 09:15:18 PM
I am not the one playing, but it's all I have been hearing for weeks:  my kids are playing Minecraft and Portal non-stop.  Daily marathons.  Whee.  Thank goodness everybody is back in school as of Monday.


Well it's Minecraft!  Of course they are having marathons.  That game is addicting and the thing is, the completed verison of it isn't finished yet.  Just amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVFTmqXFLX8

Anyways, I have FINALLY finished Resident Evil 4!  It took 2 years, but the end finally came when I blew up the main bad guy with a rocket launcher.  Final death count is 17.  Good times... now to play the Seperate Ways campaign!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on January 09, 2011, 11:23:58 PM
Still playing GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption...think I could play them forever although I tend to want to play goody two shoes in them both....


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Used Meathook on January 10, 2011, 02:23:57 AM
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Blazblue: Continuum Shift
Fallout: New Vegas



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Killer Bees on January 10, 2011, 06:12:53 AM
Not me but my partner.  He's playing Fear 2 on Xbox 360 even as type this.

He's had a pretty bad day today so I actually feel sorry for those zombies in the game right now.  He's gonna turn those buggers into soup   :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on January 10, 2011, 03:14:05 PM
Resident Evil 4: Beaten Seperate Ways and now I'm going for another run through on the game.  As such, I'll be saving up for the Chicago Typewriter, an unlimited ammo tommy gun!  Feel my wrath parastic heads!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on January 11, 2011, 12:46:09 PM
(http://t3chh3lp.com/storage/post-images/avp-classic.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1264844135877)

An oldie but a goodie.

Hang on, I'm getting somethuing on the motion tracker...

12 metres...

8 metres...

4 metres...

 :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Newt on January 11, 2011, 01:34:41 PM
(OK that's freaky: that's the second post in two days mentioning a game my youngest son has been looking for!)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 11, 2011, 02:40:12 PM
Here's what I'm driving in Gran Turismo 5 these days:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/CircuitdelaSarthe2009_12.jpg?t=1294774731)

I've only had it up to 295 mph, but I'm trying for 300   :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: theedinburghbteam on January 13, 2011, 05:39:15 PM
I got my xbox working again, and am playing through Fallout: New Vegas.

Which is freaking awesome. Wandering into raider camps with some badass weapons and just shooting everyone is always fun. And I love a scavenge.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 13, 2011, 08:17:03 PM
I got my xbox working again, and am playing through Fallout: New Vegas.

Which is freaking awesome. Wandering into raider camps with some badass weapons and just shooting everyone is always fun. And I love a scavenge.

I have to agree.  Between playing some old NES (Astyanax and Megaman 2) as well as Genesis (Death Duel and The Immortal) been playing Bayonetta.  For some reason, I keep hoping that I can get all the remaining achievements on going through it again.  Which is sadly proving to be untrue. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 14, 2011, 02:10:25 AM
It only took three years, but I finally polished off Eternal Sonata. Beautiful game, hampered by a bit of broken mechanics. The combat system could be really good, and they certainly made an effort to make it so. Unfortunately, they forgot to supply enemies that couldn't be killed by the same tactic (spring from behind, attack, polish off with special move) before they even have a chance to attack. The game could have been measurably better by supplying fewer enemies who were harder to kill.

Still, beautiful game. Longest damn ending I've ever sat through. Literally, I demolished the last boss (not difficult either) and then watched the ending unfold for 45 minutes.

I also played through Assassin's Creed II, which also could have been great if they didn't through in a ridiculous amount of tchotchke collecting. I don't enjoy searching for and collecting gewgaws, but I'm forced to do it because I'm obsessive. Great game, though, and the only other 360 game outside of the original Bioshock where I actually got all the achievements.

Next up on the docket is Bioshock 2 and Dead Space.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Used Meathook on January 16, 2011, 01:53:32 PM
Looking forward to Dead Space 2, although I never got around to playing the first one.

I have a huge backlog of games that need finishing...or starting for that matter:

- Assassin's Creed 2 (Haven't even started playing it yet)
- Borderlands (About 4 hours into it)
- Fallout: New Vegas (About 6 hours into it)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (Haven't even tried the single player portion yet)
- Splinter Cell: Conviction (Haven't even started playing it yet)
- Lost Odyssey (Haven't even started playing it yet)

 :tongueout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 18, 2011, 01:08:11 PM
Right now I'm engaging in some good old backward-compatible goodness on the Xbox-360.   I'm playing the first Fatal Frame and a wild-western vampire shooter called Darkwatch. 

Darkwatch is great: "Death fears those who wear the badge"....


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 18, 2011, 01:50:36 PM
Been playing Enslaved Odyssey to the West for the last couple of evenings.  It's pretty fun.  The characters are quite good.  The combat so far is basic button mashing, but I'm in the mood for a good button masher.  There's a lot of platforming, and a big part of the challenge is figuring out which climbing path you need to take to get where you need to go.  And you can have the other character distract the enemy while you scurry from one safe spot to the next, which puts some strategy in the mix.

I didn't realize Dead Space 2 was coming out in just 1 week.  I've got it pre-ordered, so I better blast through Enslaved ASAP  :teddyr:

I'm pretty much done with Gran Turismo 5.  They've got a new series of 5 races they add each week, so I'll probably check in for those, but other than that I've done just about everything I want to do, and done it many many times.  Well, I might drive around the Nurburgring once or twice a day lol.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 21, 2011, 04:03:26 AM
Right now I'm engaging in some good old backward-compatible goodness on the Xbox-360.   I'm playing the first Fatal Frame and a wild-western vampire shooter called Darkwatch. 

Darkwatch is great: "Death fears those who wear the badge"....

I remember Darkwatch.  I didn't like it for the beginning.  I'm not a fan of the opening levels and gave up early on it.  I have seen some more advanced into the game play and it looks like it gets better.  Isn't this the one that also had some controversy at the time?   


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 21, 2011, 07:49:01 PM
Right now I'm engaging in some good old backward-compatible goodness on the Xbox-360.   I'm playing the first Fatal Frame and a wild-western vampire shooter called Darkwatch. 

Darkwatch is great: "Death fears those who wear the badge"....

I remember Darkwatch.  I didn't like it for the beginning.  I'm not a fan of the opening levels and gave up early on it.  I have seen some more advanced into the game play and it looks like it gets better.  Isn't this the one that also had some controversy at the time?   

I'm not exactly sure of what controversy that might be, unless it's the cut scene where our hero, Jerciho Cross, is visited in the nude by the spirit of a dead Darkwatch agent that informs him that he can't drink water because it'll kill him. 

You see everything on this girl too, nipples included.  Maybe that might be it? 

Anyhow I'm inclined to agree..the game is nothing spectacular, but the storyline and the extra powers you get as a vampire (both good and evil powers) are pretty cool. Some neat weapons too.   And you get "bloodvision" which allows you to see the undead too, which was a nice little touch!

Not a bad game, but for 5 bucks (and 2 free original XBox games thrown in) I decided to join the Darkwatch  :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on January 21, 2011, 10:15:14 PM
Rygar-NES
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/RygarNEScover.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 21, 2011, 10:54:00 PM
Right now I'm engaging in some good old backward-compatible goodness on the Xbox-360.   I'm playing the first Fatal Frame and a wild-western vampire shooter called Darkwatch. 

Darkwatch is great: "Death fears those who wear the badge"....

I remember Darkwatch.  I didn't like it for the beginning.  I'm not a fan of the opening levels and gave up early on it.  I have seen some more advanced into the game play and it looks like it gets better.  Isn't this the one that also had some controversy at the time?   

I'm not exactly sure of what controversy that might be, unless it's the cut scene where our hero, Jerciho Cross, is visited in the nude by the spirit of a dead Darkwatch agent that informs him that he can't drink water because it'll kill him. 

You see everything on this girl too, nipples included.  Maybe that might be it? 

Anyhow I'm inclined to agree..the game is nothing spectacular, but the storyline and the extra powers you get as a vampire (both good and evil powers) are pretty cool. Some neat weapons too.   And you get "bloodvision" which allows you to see the undead too, which was a nice little touch!

Not a bad game, but for 5 bucks (and 2 free original XBox games thrown in) I decided to join the Darkwatch  :wink:

Yeah the nude agent was the thing that aroused a little ire.  I think it was not top priority but it was billed big at the time.  I think although inaccurately they billed as the first sex scene in a major video game.  Which, I think was over the top but it did get a few fuming people.  I remember one for the Genesis called Deathwatch.  A little violent but people hated it at the time though tame now in comparison of things. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 22, 2011, 02:05:19 AM
Rygar-NES
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/RygarNEScover.jpg[/url])


I remember this game being around when I was a kid. Incomprehensible until I actually spent some time with it, when it then became one of the best games I'd played.

Reminds me of Metal Gear. The game was a big un-understandable joke. Then I actually made it past it past the first hour and it was the deepest game I'd ever played. Deep for the NES era that is.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on January 22, 2011, 02:13:59 AM
The second section of the game (after you enter the very first door at the beginning) has one of the most memorable musical pieces in any NES game.  It just creeps into your head and won't leave!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 22, 2011, 09:40:29 AM
Right now I'm engaging in some good old backward-compatible goodness on the Xbox-360.   I'm playing the first Fatal Frame and a wild-western vampire shooter called Darkwatch. 

Darkwatch is great: "Death fears those who wear the badge"....

I remember Darkwatch.  I didn't like it for the beginning.  I'm not a fan of the opening levels and gave up early on it.  I have seen some more advanced into the game play and it looks like it gets better.  Isn't this the one that also had some controversy at the time?   

I'm not exactly sure of what controversy that might be, unless it's the cut scene where our hero, Jerciho Cross, is visited in the nude by the spirit of a dead Darkwatch agent that informs him that he can't drink water because it'll kill him. 

You see everything on this girl too, nipples included.  Maybe that might be it? 

Anyhow I'm inclined to agree..the game is nothing spectacular, but the storyline and the extra powers you get as a vampire (both good and evil powers) are pretty cool. Some neat weapons too.   And you get "bloodvision" which allows you to see the undead too, which was a nice little touch!

Not a bad game, but for 5 bucks (and 2 free original XBox games thrown in) I decided to join the Darkwatch  :wink:

Yeah the nude agent was the thing that aroused a little ire.  I think it was not top priority but it was billed big at the time.  I think although inaccurately they billed as the first sex scene in a major video game.  Which, I think was over the top but it did get a few fuming people.  I remember one for the Genesis called Deathwatch.  A little violent but people hated it at the time though tame now in comparison of things. 

Geez, if the watchdogs were upset about the nude agent in Darkwatch, I wonder how they felt when the topless women shook their booties in Conan's face in the game for the '360 a few years back, or the nude women in The Godafther 2.  :bouncegiggle:

I'd love to see one of the companies defy the ESRB and make a nude game with jiggle physics, aka "individual breast" physics.  Everyone's so hung up about t!tties these days...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Newt on January 22, 2011, 10:08:21 AM
Yeah the nude agent was the thing that aroused a little ire.  I think it was not top priority but it was billed big at the time.  I think although inaccurately they billed as the first sex scene in a major video game.  Which, I think was over the top but it did get a few fuming people. 

So there wasn't an actual sex scene with moaning and screaming and rhythmically bouncing bodies?  Because that is what I heard about: it was more than just some simple nudity.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 22, 2011, 10:10:35 AM
Yeah the nude agent was the thing that aroused a little ire.  I think it was not top priority but it was billed big at the time.  I think although inaccurately they billed as the first sex scene in a major video game.  Which, I think was over the top but it did get a few fuming people. 

So there wasn't an actual sex scene with moaning and screaming and rhythmically bouncing bodies?  Because that is what I heard about: it was more than just some simple nudity.

I haven't gotten that far in the game to see if that happened yet. But now that I heard about this, I'll have to make a note of it  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on January 22, 2011, 12:26:30 PM
(http://www.halolz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/halolz-dot-com-dragonageorigins-dwarfcondom.jpg)

I think this is what the moral guardians want sex scenes to be like in video games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 22, 2011, 11:14:24 PM
Yeah the nude agent was the thing that aroused a little ire.  I think it was not top priority but it was billed big at the time.  I think although inaccurately they billed as the first sex scene in a major video game.  Which, I think was over the top but it did get a few fuming people. 

So there wasn't an actual sex scene with moaning and screaming and rhythmically bouncing bodies?  Because that is what I heard about: it was more than just some simple nudity.

I'm trying to remember.  I didn't get that far so never actually saw anything myself.  I thought more vampires + old west = fun.  Sadly, the equation was vampires + old west + boring gameplay early on = I'm selling this for a Call of Duty game.  Either that or Chinese food.  I'll have to contact my brother he got through it and see if he remembers. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 23, 2011, 08:22:35 AM
Dead Space 2 in two days!!!   :teddyr:

Finally got the trophy in Gran Turismo 5 for taking a Nissan GT-R around the Nurburgring in 7:29 or less.  I did in 7:29.77, then 7:29.33, then 7:29.181.  FINALLY I did it in 7:28   :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 23, 2011, 10:53:33 AM
([url]http://www.halolz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/halolz-dot-com-dragonageorigins-dwarfcondom.jpg[/url])

I think this is what the moral guardians want sex scenes to be like in video games.


This picture would be a great one for the "Humorous Captions" section.  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 30, 2011, 07:43:47 AM
Been playing Dead Space 2 for a few days now.  I've only made it to chapter 3 so far.  It definitely maintains the scariness of the first game, but I don't think the sprawl is nearly as good an environment as the Ishimura from the first game.  That whole sense of isolation just isn't there.  Gameplay is pretty much the same, with some new weapons and some new enemies.  I don't have enough credits to buy any of the new weapons yet - I'm spending it all on health packs and ammo.  I think I screwed up and set the difficulty one notch above normal, which is making it a bit more of a pain in the butt than it needs to be. 

Like I say, I'm only on chapter 3 so I'm sure the game has a ton more in store as I get farther into it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 30, 2011, 09:41:03 AM
I'm workin' on Dante's Inferno right now, and as evidenced by my individual post about the game, it's not hard to see how much I like it.  I never played anything like this one before. What a wonderfuly sick and twisted game.  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on February 01, 2011, 06:54:22 PM
Oh talked to my brother about that scene in Darkwatch.  He says no that is not it but rather with Talia near the end of the game. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on February 02, 2011, 08:57:03 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NMBH825HL.jpg)

Just bought this again after getting rid of it years ago.

I'm flying my 80's freak flag for you, Circus !
 :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 02, 2011, 10:18:37 PM
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NMBH825HL.jpg[/url])

Just bought this again after getting rid of it years ago.

I'm flying my 80's freak flag for you, Circus !
 :cheers:


You know, for some reason, I just can't get into that game.  I tried playing it, but I just can't enjoy it like everyone.  Maybe its because I can't shake the cops when running or some of the controls kind of bug me, but I just don't enjoy it.

Anyways, I'm currently playing Phoenix Wright: Justice for All on the DS.  Solved two murder mysteries and now on my third one involving a magician and a crazy bunch of people at a circus.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 03, 2011, 08:16:46 AM
I'm up to chapter 10 in Dead Space 2.  I have to say, the first 6 chapters were really poor - just going through a bunch of nearly identical rooms, getting attacked by a ton of necromorphs, with no story whatsoever.  Once I got to chapter 7 however, things really picked up and it became much more like the first Dead Space game, with lots of missions to complete, much more interesting environments, and the whole game just improved by 100%.  I'm really enjoying it now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on February 06, 2011, 12:47:44 PM
I just finished Dante's Inferno this past Friday, and now I'm working on some old gold...after having beaten Fatal Frame a few weeks back, I now have a copy of Fatal Frame 2:Crimson Butterfly that I'm giving a whirl. Not too bad so far.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 06, 2011, 10:48:24 PM
Just got BioShock and damn is that a freaky game.  Just listening to one of those audio logs is freaky enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF0O-aXbae8

I also bag me my first Big Daddy, aka Mr. Bubbles, today and man was he tough.  Had to almost go through all of my armor piercing bullets to take it down.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on February 07, 2011, 10:53:41 AM
Just got BioShock and damn is that a freaky game.  Just listening to one of those audio logs is freaky enough.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF0O-aXbae8[/url]

I also bag me my first Big Daddy, aka Mr. Bubbles, today and man was he tough.  Had to almost go through all of my armor piercing bullets to take it down.


Treat the big daddies like bulls.  Jump to the side as they charge and then hit them in the back, rinse and repeat.  That will help you early on, they will also get easier as your weapons become more powerful.  Also, you may want to conserve ammo by meleeing weaker enemies.  It is fairly easy to go just using firearms, however, conserving money for better purchases then ammo is advised. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on February 08, 2011, 08:53:58 PM
Currently playing New Super Mario Bros Wii.
It's a fun game and it's challenging to achieve the secret levels.

I'll tell you what I WILL be playing soon though...

Battlefield 3! Oh yeah... it's real and every other fan site showing the leaked photos.
It looks AMAZING! I can't wait to play it, eta, fall 2011.

Thank you Dice.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on February 08, 2011, 09:57:51 PM
Just got BioShock and damn is that a freaky game.  Just listening to one of those audio logs is freaky enough.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF0O-aXbae8[/url]

I also bag me my first Big Daddy, aka Mr. Bubbles, today and man was he tough.  Had to almost go through all of my armor piercing bullets to take it down.


Not only are the audio logs freaky, but just seeing and listening to the Big Daddy's as they lumber through the halls too...those thundering footsteps, those weird whale-like biological noises they make, and their intimidating size!  They're scary all around!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 08, 2011, 10:15:58 PM
Just got BioShock and damn is that a freaky game.  Just listening to one of those audio logs is freaky enough.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF0O-aXbae8[/url]

I also bag me my first Big Daddy, aka Mr. Bubbles, today and man was he tough.  Had to almost go through all of my armor piercing bullets to take it down.


Not only are the audio logs freaky, but just seeing and listening to the Big Daddy's as they lumber through the halls too...those thundering footsteps, those weird whale-like biological noises they make, and their intimidating size!  They're scary all around!


The Big Daddy's never really bother me since they are the only enemy that doesn't go out of their way to hurt you unless you bother them.  Those damn splicers and their crazy ranting on the other hand...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Used Meathook on February 10, 2011, 11:27:15 PM
Played some Marvel vs Capcom 2 today in anticipation of the sequel (comes out this Tuesday).  :hot:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on February 10, 2011, 11:43:52 PM
I know I cant wait!

Albert Wesker is in Marvel vs Capcom 3! Thats who I'm fighting with.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 11, 2011, 07:28:14 AM
I finished a couple playthroughs of Dead Space 2 - one on normal difficulty and another on casual to get a bunch of trophies, max out my rig and weapons, and build up a huge inventory of stuff in the safe in the store.  All in preparation for my palythrough on Zealot difficulty, which I'm doing now.  It's really a walk in the park when you're well prepared for it.  At least so far   :teddyr:  Don't know about hardcore difficulty though - you have to start a new game, so your armor and weapons are at their lowest level, and you only get 3 saves.  So you could play for a couple hours, get killed, and have to start way back at the beginning again.  Pretty damn stupid if you ask me.  Can you say repetitive and frustrating?

I haven't started on Dead Space Extraction yet, which comes with Dead Space 2.  It's a Wii game ported over in hi-def.  Supposed to be pretty good.  Looking forward to it though.  I haven't tried the online either - the one time I tried to log in it couldn't find any matches for me.   I was in the beta test and it was pretty fun, so I'd like to give that a try too.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Used Meathook on February 11, 2011, 12:15:48 PM
I know I cant wait!

Albert Wesker is in Marvel vs Capcom 3! Thats who I'm fighting with.



I think my team is gonna be Shuma-Gorath, Dormammu, and either Sentinel or MODOK.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on February 13, 2011, 01:00:34 PM
Right now, my latest send from Gamefly sees me playing Singularity, which has some eerie resemblance to Bioshock in that you have a cataclysm that takes place after WW2, as well as having to upgrade your abilities and weapons, as well as having to make sure your ammo and supplies get you from point A to point B.

Other than those similarities (aside from the Unreal Engine which I think both games share) Singularity is very original with regard to the Cold War and how it turned out after the Soviets discover a rare element on Katorga, one of the Kuril islands. I won't ruin the rest for any of you, but it's not a bad game.  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on February 13, 2011, 03:00:44 PM
(http://media.gamestats.com/gg/image/object/005/005990/LegendOfZelda_NESBOX_Distboxart_160w.jpg)
And making a YouTube vid for:
(http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Wrecking_Crew_NES_ScreenShot1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 14, 2011, 07:29:50 AM
Finished Dead Space 2 on zealot difficulty.  Pretty darned challenging towards the end!  Think I'm done now.  Though I'm only two trophies away from a platinum, the hardcore mode sounds like a complete pain in the bottom.  Only three saves in the entire game, so if one time you aim at something and happen to miss, over a period of four hours or so, well, back to the beginning for you.  Screw it, that's just stupid.  I play video games for enjoyment, not to test the limits of my patience.

I think I'll start on Dead Space Extraction, and maybe finish up F1 2010 too.  And I've got Enslaved Odyssey to the West that I got started on a while ago.

Really, REALLY psyched about Shift 2:  Unleashed which is coming out April 1st.  I loved the first game, and this sequel is going to have twice as many cars and tracks, a new physics engine and a new graphics engine. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 17, 2011, 10:25:47 AM
Finished Dead Space 2 on zealot difficulty.  Pretty darned challenging towards the end!  Think I'm done now.  Though I'm only two trophies away from a platinum, the hardcore mode sounds like a complete pain in the bottom.  Only three saves in the entire game, so if one time you aim at something and happen to miss, over a period of four hours or so, well, back to the beginning for you.  Screw it, that's just stupid.  I play video games for enjoyment, not to test the limits of my patience. 

It feels like a throwback to the old days where video games where just as punishingly difficult.

Anyhow, I am playing Ace Attorney: Justice for All recently.  Not much to say, but its really fun.  I recommend to all who have a DS, but the game is out of print and really hard to find.  Best to buy it at the Wii Shop Channel nowadays.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on February 17, 2011, 06:01:15 PM
Battlefield 2 online, so I'm ready and sharp for Battlefield 3!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on February 17, 2011, 07:11:27 PM
I bought a Playstation 3 back in early December. I'm playing through a ton of games right now that I've bought from stores as well as a bunch of cool download only titles.

The ones that I'm working on at the moment are Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Little Big Planet 1 & 2 as well as Super Street Fighter IV.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: bob on February 18, 2011, 09:07:27 AM
Madden 2003 on my Game Cube.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 19, 2011, 04:19:51 PM
Playing Dead Space 2 on hardcore mode - you know, like I swore I'd never do   :bouncegiggle:  You only get 3 saves in 15 chapters, and I managed to make it to chapter 6 for my first save.  I'm quite proud of myself at the moment   :teddyr:  That only took about a week.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 19, 2011, 05:19:32 PM
Playing Dead Space 2 on hardcore mode - you know, like I swore I'd never do   :bouncegiggle:  You only get 3 saves in 15 chapters, and I managed to make it to chapter 6 for my first save.  I'm quite proud of myself at the moment   :teddyr:  That only took about a week.

Good job, just make sure to save a save before hitting the last chapter.  That's when you are going to really need it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on February 21, 2011, 02:43:28 AM
Been replaying Mass Effect 2, on hardcore setting.   Just about to do the IFF mission, and then the fun begins.

Kasumi's death strike power is endlessly entertaining to watch.

going to start on Fallout New Vegas after that.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on February 21, 2011, 02:58:15 PM
Played some 360 games I missed on initial release.  Prey and Metro 2033.  Both feel like FPS games from the 90's in a way.  Not too terrible to have some slight nostalgia. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: 10,000 Volt Ghost on February 21, 2011, 04:08:52 PM
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance again. Hooked on it bad again.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on February 21, 2011, 09:05:13 PM
Played some 360 games I missed on initial release.  Prey and Metro 2033.  Both feel like FPS games from the 90's in a way.  Not too terrible to have some slight nostalgia. 

Metro 2033 got some less than good reviews from what I hear. I scanned it at the Gamestop terminal and the reviews came up and I was like, "whoa..."   

One good FPS I just finished tonight, as a matter of fact, was Singularity. A very good storyline that you could say, is all about time. The Unreal engine was used for the graphics, and that's always a good thing, but as I said, the storyline was well-thought out.

Now it's on it's way back to Gamefly HQ and it's time for another game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on February 22, 2011, 07:48:30 AM

Was ripping through New Vegas but am a bit burnt out on the wasteland so have been playing Call of duty Black Ops online as a friend got me addicted to the multiplayer.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: theedinburghbteam on February 22, 2011, 03:22:22 PM
I've been working my way through some old PC games ("Theme Hospital", "Tropico", "Commandoes"...) and am now playing the pretty rad "Jagged Alliance 2" :D


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on February 25, 2011, 02:16:28 PM
Played some 360 games I missed on initial release.  Prey and Metro 2033.  Both feel like FPS games from the 90's in a way.  Not too terrible to have some slight nostalgia. 

Metro 2033 got some less than good reviews from what I hear. I scanned it at the Gamestop terminal and the reviews came up and I was like, "whoa..."   

One good FPS I just finished tonight, as a matter of fact, was Singularity. A very good storyline that you could say, is all about time. The Unreal engine was used for the graphics, and that's always a good thing, but as I said, the storyline was well-thought out.

Now it's on it's way back to Gamefly HQ and it's time for another game.

It's an odd one.  However, it is interesting to see games made from the Ukraine.  I won't say it is perfect there is much that is rather lackluster.  On that note though, haven't played it much recently.  Went on to another one I missed, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.  Like the multiplayer aspect but don't like the singleplayer campaign, rather boring.  On Metro, I was also interested as they wish to release a sequel with multiplayer capabilities.  Was hoping to get a taste of their first game to see if it would be worth buying.  I'm thinking not but still an interesting game. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 25, 2011, 04:16:17 PM
Been playing Enslaved:  Odyssey to the West.  Really good game.  The characters are great - excellent voice acting and the dialogue is actually clever - which is incredibly rare in video games these days.  The story is good - I thought it would just be character A helps character B find her way home, but it's actually quite a bit more involved than that.  Environments are beautiful, with lots of lush green scenery encroaching on destroyed cities.  The enemies are robots, some of which are pretty cool.  Combat is mostly melee, and it was kind of frustrating at first until I figured out the basic tactic, after which is got pretty easy.  There's a lot of platforming too, much of which is at dizzying heights.  Imagine climbing across the Golden Gate bridge if it was half destroyed:  Oh, here's a 20 foot gap a couple hundred feet above the water, I'll just jump over it   :bouncegiggle:

Having a good time with it.  

Edit:  Forgot to mention the camera - it's terrible.  Always spinning around and going all over the place during combat.  I can't even count how many times I've missed a guy by a full 180 degrees because that stupid thing decided to whip around.  The constant switching between third person and fixed camera angles gets on my nerves too.  But those are only moderate gripes.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on February 26, 2011, 06:55:40 PM
NHL 2K10
Fight Night Round 4
Blazing Angels 2

Also picked up:

Fallout 3
BioShock


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on February 26, 2011, 09:04:25 PM
Finally finished BioShock today.  The final boss was WEAK!  I didn't even use my best ammo on him!  What a disappointing end.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 01, 2011, 08:08:26 AM
Finished Enslaved:  Odyssey to the West on hard difficulty last night.  More than a few obscenities were hurled at the screen.  :hatred:  Now I just need to finish up some trophies that I can do on easy difficulty.  Which, if history is any guide, will be ten times harder than I currently imagine.

I think I'm a masochist  :question:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on March 01, 2011, 01:44:42 PM
Been playing Enslaved:  Odyssey to the West.  Really good game.  The characters are great - excellent voice acting and the dialogue is actually clever - which is incredibly rare in video games these days.  The story is good - I thought it would just be character A helps character B find her way home, but it's actually quite a bit more involved than that.  Environments are beautiful, with lots of lush green scenery encroaching on destroyed cities.  The enemies are robots, some of which are pretty cool.  Combat is mostly melee, and it was kind of frustrating at first until I figured out the basic tactic, after which is got pretty easy.  There's a lot of platforming too, much of which is at dizzying heights.  Imagine climbing across the Golden Gate bridge if it was half destroyed:  Oh, here's a 20 foot gap a couple hundred feet above the water, I'll just jump over it   :bouncegiggle:

Having a good time with it.  

Edit:  Forgot to mention the camera - it's terrible.  Always spinning around and going all over the place during combat.  I can't even count how many times I've missed a guy by a full 180 degrees because that stupid thing decided to whip around.  The constant switching between third person and fixed camera angles gets on my nerves too.  But those are only moderate gripes.

I just started playing this yesterday. I agree with Jack on all the points he brings up. Enslaved is a beautiful game. The greenest post-Apocalypse I've ever seen. My main gripe with the game at the moment is that I wish there were a greater variety in enemy types.

Enslaved was not a commercial success, judging by the fact that it the price has already dropped down to $20. I probably wouldn't recommend it at $60, but for $20 it's well worth your time.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on March 06, 2011, 04:25:45 PM
Beat quite a few games lately, including Red Dead Revolver, Limbo, and Braid.  Playing those games caused me to put some RPGs on hold, so I've picked up where I left off on them.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/ffv.jpg)

Final Fantasy V [PlayStation version]

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/cthulhu.png)

Cthulhu Saves the World


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 06, 2011, 05:27:34 PM
Got my platinum for Enslaved.   :teddyr:  Now I'm playing The Saboteur.  The main character is an Irish racecar driver in Paris during WWII.  He's in cahoots with the French resistance and he goes around sabotaging Nazi installations and stuff.  Pretty fun so far.   Good characters, some shooting, some driving (I ran over a cow at high speed and it burst into bloody chunks   :bouncegiggle:  ).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on March 06, 2011, 07:30:36 PM
I am playing through Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, but if you have my last few songs of the day, you probably figured that out.   :teddyr:  The game has some damn good soundtrack pieces.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on March 06, 2011, 07:54:21 PM
Got my platinum for Enslaved.   :teddyr:  Now I'm playing The Saboteur.  The main character is an Irish racecar driver in Paris during WWII.  He's in cahoots with the French resistance and he goes around sabotaging Nazi installations and stuff.  Pretty fun so far.   Good characters, some shooting, some driving (I ran over a cow at high speed and it burst into bloody chunks   :bouncegiggle:  ).

I played that, and initially I was impressed until it got to be too predictable and the missions a bit moreso.  Anyhow being that I got it on Gamefly, I really didn't lose any money, and was happy about it.

After recently finishing Splinter Cell: Conviction  I just wound up getting Metro 2033 in the mail a few days ago.  Too early to tell yet, but seems like an alright game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 07, 2011, 07:57:47 AM
Got my platinum for Enslaved.   :teddyr:  Now I'm playing The Saboteur.  The main character is an Irish racecar driver in Paris during WWII.  He's in cahoots with the French resistance and he goes around sabotaging Nazi installations and stuff.  Pretty fun so far.   Good characters, some shooting, some driving (I ran over a cow at high speed and it burst into bloody chunks   :bouncegiggle:  ).

I played that, and initially I was impressed until it got to be too predictable and the missions a bit moreso.  Anyhow being that I got it on Gamefly, I really didn't lose any money, and was happy about it.


Yeah, I had a $20 gift card from buying some other game, so I ended up paying four bucks for it   :teddyr:  I can see how it would get repetitious, it's just doing missions, being chased by the Nazis, repeat.  I'll play through the story at least.  I kind of enjoy the free-roam stuff, and there's apparently plenty of levelling up to do.  If it keeps me occupied for a few weeks until Shift 2 Unleashed comes out I'll be happy.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: A.J. Bauer on March 07, 2011, 09:01:57 AM
I just got an SNES emulator on my cell phone and I'm playing Earthbound on it. As soon as I get a GBA emulator I'll play the translated "Mother 3" ROM. Don't you hate me?  :teddyr:

I am also working on:

Fallout: New Vegas
Final Fantasy VII
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
and
many
many
more


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on March 07, 2011, 09:13:56 AM
I just got an SNES emulator on my cell phone and I'm playing Earthbound on it. As soon as I get a GBA emulator I'll play the translated "Mother 3" ROM. Don't you hate me?  :teddyr:

I am also working on:

Fallout: New Vegas
Final Fantasy VII
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
and
many
many
more?

How is that Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 so far, good? I'm looking to get it soon.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Flick James on March 07, 2011, 04:43:20 PM
Hey, has anybody played Rock Band 3 yet? My wife and I enjoyed Rock Band 2 and wonder if the third installment is better/worse, and what's different. Any comments?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: A.J. Bauer on March 07, 2011, 04:50:07 PM
I just got an SNES emulator on my cell phone and I'm playing Earthbound on it. As soon as I get a GBA emulator I'll play the translated "Mother 3" ROM. Don't you hate me?  :teddyr:

I am also working on:

Fallout: New Vegas
Final Fantasy VII
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
and
many
many
more?

How is that Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 so far, good? I'm looking to get it soon.

It's addicting. Though I only play arcade on easy. The final boss (Galactus from Fantastic 4) is INSANELY hard on Normal or higher.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on March 07, 2011, 08:45:29 PM
Hey, has anybody played Rock Band 3 yet? My wife and I enjoyed Rock Band 2 and wonder if the third installment is better/worse, and what's different. Any comments?

Rock Band 3 is the best music game so far.

The core gameplay is, of course, still the same. There is a keyboard instrument available, which is basically the right half of a regular keyboard. It's pretty fun, and surprisingly similar to the guitar mechanic. There is also the introduction of harmonic vocals, with up to three mics, which is the most fun at parties. You can also drop out any of the instruments at any time, or enter into a song at any time, which is good for parties, too.

The song sorting is also updated. Now you can filter your music list in quite a few different fashions. You can also rate the songs, so they come up more or less often in playlists. (I never want to hear "Train Kept a Rollin'" ever again.)

The character and band creator has been updated, but I've never used that too often.

Basically, if you like Rock Band, buy Rock Band 3. Almost every song from Rock Band 1 & 2, and Lego Rock Band can be downloaded to your hard drive (for a fee), and the only disc you'll ever need to put in is 3.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on March 11, 2011, 08:45:59 PM
I just finished Enslaved. I probably won't go back to find all those orbs and masks. I liked the game quite a bit, but having to constantly look for those suckers really dragged down would have been an otherwise tight narrative.

Just restarted Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I have another character, but it's on my old hard drive and I don't feel like plugging it in just to get it.

Funny observation. At the beginning of the game, there's a shopkeeper who buys his goods off a grave robber. One of the items for sale in his store are "Imperial Breeches." Gee, I wondered who died recently that would have been wearing Imperial Breeches?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 12, 2011, 07:56:15 AM
I just finished Enslaved. I probably won't go back to find all those orbs and masks. I liked the game quite a bit, but having to constantly look for those suckers really dragged down would have been an otherwise tight narrative.

Totally agree.  I would have liked to concentrate on the gameplay and enjoyed the characters, story and scenery, but since those orbs are the currency you use to buy upgrades, I spent half the game searching ever nook and cranny of every environment.  It would have been much better if you just got them when you killed an enemy.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on March 12, 2011, 10:13:52 PM
Funny observation. At the beginning of the game, there's a shopkeeper who buys his goods off a grave robber. One of the items for sale in his store are "Imperial Breeches." Gee, I wondered who died recently that would have been wearing Imperial Breeches?

Must remember to buy those and place on Tamriel Ebay, Imperial Breeches worn by Patrick Stewart. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on March 12, 2011, 11:55:11 PM
BioShock...really like it although there is a lot of searching for items...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on March 13, 2011, 05:19:00 AM
Beat Final Fantasy V and all of the optional bosses.  Working on Final Fantasy VI Advance now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on March 13, 2011, 08:29:52 AM
BioShock...really like it although there is a lot of searching for items...

Beat that a while back.  Very tricky and there is a crapton of items to find.  Even using a stragedy guide, I wasn't able to find everything.  How does that work?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on March 13, 2011, 12:48:38 PM
BioShock...really like it although there is a lot of searching for items...

Beat that a while back.  Very tricky and there is a crapton of items to find.  Even using a stragedy guide, I wasn't able to find everything.  How does that work?

Right now I've taken a step back and am playing my completed game of Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.  I actually beat the game w\o getting killed once, on the hardest difficulty. I'm level 100 in each and every major and minor skill.

Right now I'm just going thru areas I never went thru before, and I'm trying to see if I can raise 1,000,000 gold (aka "Septims") just for the fun of it. Just messin' with it in other words.

I do need to beat Metro 2033 though so I can send it back to Gamefly for the next one, whatever it might be.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on March 13, 2011, 08:37:47 PM
Just finished 'Bulletstorm'

I didn't care for Metro 2033

I'll probably go back to playing 'Borderlands' until Portal 2 comes out.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on March 13, 2011, 08:52:57 PM
Just finished 'Bulletstorm'

I didn't care for Metro 2033

I'll probably go back to playing 'Borderlands' until Portal 2 comes out.



Bulletstorm I hear is awesome! I gotta' play it.

I'm also awaiting Homefront and wondering how the hell the Koreans managed to take America. With the help of the Chinese, no doubt.  :buggedout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on March 13, 2011, 10:17:16 PM
Bulletstorm I hear is awesome! I gotta' play it.

I'm also awaiting Homefront and wondering how the hell the Koreans managed to take America. With the help of the Chinese, no doubt.  :buggedout:

It is more John Milius dreaming up more then could actually happen.  Red Dawn was fun but no where near based on any reality.  There is some information about the story out.  I, also, appreciate that you are taking on someone different but no not realistic. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on March 14, 2011, 01:58:33 PM
Bulletstorm I hear is awesome! I gotta' play it.

I'm also awaiting Homefront and wondering how the hell the Koreans managed to take America. With the help of the Chinese, no doubt.  :buggedout:

It is more John Milius dreaming up more then could actually happen.  Red Dawn was fun but no where near based on any reality.  There is some information about the story out.  I, also, appreciate that you are taking on someone different but no not realistic. 

Well, in Red Dawn's defense, there was a method to John Milius' madness.

At that time, the first war in Afghanistan with the Russians was in full swing.  Children had to forgeo growing up to become partisan rebels and freedom fighters, and ordinary citizens became resistance fighters.

Milius, I believe, wanted to put America in that position, thus his take on an alternate universe version of America to show us what it would be like.

As to the possibility of an invasion, I hold nothing as impossible. Noone thought that two
747 planes would be used as battering rams on 9-11 either.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 14, 2011, 03:42:49 PM
I'm still playing The Saboteur and enjoying the heck out of it. Excellent main character, an Irish race car driver turned resistance fighter in WWII Paris.  He likes to take a swig out of his flask and have a smoke whenever possible, and he's cocky in a very likable way.   It's sort of a cheesy dime novel sort of a story;  good fun  :teddyr:  The music is great, the perfect compliment to the WWII Parisian atmosphere.  I'm having loads of fun blowing up everything in sight, driving my race car at 100 mph down the crowded streets of Paris (taking quite a toll on the pedestrian traffic  :bouncegiggle: ), and blasting Nazis left and right. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on March 14, 2011, 05:16:01 PM
Bulletstorm I hear is awesome! I gotta' play it.

I'm also awaiting Homefront and wondering how the hell the Koreans managed to take America. With the help of the Chinese, no doubt.  :buggedout:

It is more John Milius dreaming up more then could actually happen.  Red Dawn was fun but no where near based on any reality.  There is some information about the story out.  I, also, appreciate that you are taking on someone different but no not realistic. 

Well, in Red Dawn's defense, there was a method to John Milius' madness.

At that time, the first war in Afghanistan with the Russians was in full swing.  Children had to forgeo growing up to become partisan rebels and freedom fighters, and ordinary citizens became resistance fighters.

Milius, I believe, wanted to put America in that position, thus his take on an alternate universe version of America to show us what it would be like.

As to the possibility of an invasion, I hold nothing as impossible. Noone thought that two
747 planes would be used as battering rams on 9-11 either.

I hold invasion as highly doubtful.  It requires a huge expenditure and really doesn't accomplish much in the modern world.  Such territorial gains are better via economic controls, why send troops to hold a place they aren't welcome for an extended period of time when holding someone to a debt gives you similar control with little additional expenditure.  Sadly, finance is the empire tool of the modern world.  Besides more directly, North Korea is becoming a thorn in the sides of its allies.  Just my thoughts on the ideas being presented. 

I do understand the point on Milius and Red Dawn.  However, Russia at the time was on the down slide.  We were better able to tell their moves then the other way around.  It was also deeply concerned with domestic social issues.  Rather counter productive being a communist nation for the workers and watch as unions pop up.  Hurts the old propaganda machine.  After the fall, we as the US should have stepped in more to help them transition that failing still puts us head butting with them.  If you would like Umaril, I'm open to discuss much more in another spot.  Just don't want to take too much space in this forum. 

Back on topic: Anyone else going back to old school?  Been playing Clash at Demonhead and Batman.  I'm surprised graphically the NES isn't as impressive today but the games are rather engaging.  You get attached to the characters in most NES games in ways that you don't get in many modern. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 15, 2011, 07:09:08 AM
Back on topic: Anyone else going back to old school?  Been playing Clash at Demonhead and Batman.  I'm surprised graphically the NES isn't as impressive today but the games are rather engaging.  You get attached to the characters in most NES games in ways that you don't get in many modern. 

I think these days developers have to spend 90% of their time creating the hi-def graphics.  Back in the old days the percentage was far less, and they could spend almost all their time working on the actual game.  And quite often it really showed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on March 15, 2011, 07:34:06 PM
Pong... jk  :bouncegiggle: :twirl: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on March 15, 2011, 08:53:29 PM
Back on topic: Anyone else going back to old school?  Been playing Clash at Demonhead and Batman.  I'm surprised graphically the NES isn't as impressive today but the games are rather engaging.  You get attached to the characters in most NES games in ways that you don't get in many modern. 

I think these days developers have to spend 90% of their time creating the hi-def graphics.  Back in the old days the percentage was far less, and they could spend almost all their time working on the actual game.  And quite often it really showed.

I must agree and thank you for summarizing something I view as well. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: RD on March 16, 2011, 08:22:01 AM
Currently playing Lego Batman for Wii. Yes, I'm a grown up and it's a lot of fun. :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Flick James on March 16, 2011, 02:14:59 PM
You know, I rarely play video games, but I used to. And when I did I was more into PC games of say, 8-12 years ago. I recently found my case of all my old PC games. I popped in and installed the original Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and had a blast going through all the single player scenarios. I used to play MOHAA online as well. I didn't even look into it, but does anybody actually still play MOHAA online? I'll have to pop on and see if anybody does.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on March 16, 2011, 07:10:30 PM
Currently playing Lego Batman for Wii. Yes, I'm a grown up and it's a lot of fun. :thumbup:

Of course its fun!  All the Lego games are fun!  In fact, I can't wait to play Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.  Should be fun!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on March 16, 2011, 11:05:04 PM
Currently playing Lego Batman for Wii. Yes, I'm a grown up and it's a lot of fun. :thumbup:

Of course its fun!  All the Lego games are fun!  In fact, I can't wait to play Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.  Should be fun!

I didn't even know they were making one.  This is news to me.   


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on March 18, 2011, 01:04:55 PM
You know, I rarely play video games, but I used to. And when I did I was more into PC games of say, 8-12 years ago. I recently found my case of all my old PC games. I popped in and installed the original Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and had a blast going through all the single player scenarios. I used to play MOHAA online as well. I didn't even look into it, but does anybody actually still play MOHAA online? I'll have to pop on and see if anybody does.

Not an online player, but I went thru the MOH game on my PC a few times, as well as the expansions Breakthrough and Spearhead.  I also recently played and have beaten the newer MOH with Tier 1 Ops in Afghanistan. As most of these games go, they're too short but very sweet.

Just about every war has been covered between MOH and COD. I'd like to see a game based on the Korean war, or perhaps, take COD to the Civil War.  There really hasn't been a true Civil War fps save for the short bits in Darkest Of Days and Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on March 18, 2011, 06:23:30 PM
Just about every war has been covered between MOH and COD. I'd like to see a game based on the Korean war, or perhaps, take COD to the Civil War.  There really hasn't been a true Civil War fps save for the short bits in Darkest Of Days and Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood.

Actually, that concept would be interesting.  I would like to see a good Civil War game.  There have been some with the history channel games but they were poor games.  It would also be nice to see a good WWI but that would be rather hard to pull off.  There would have to be some focus on non normal tactics.  I.E. you would rarely see the trench warfare that was a majority and deal more with storming.  It would be difficult as well but could be interesting in the right hands.  The Korean War would also be a nice vision I agree with you Umaril.  Hmmm, even rarely seen wars would be interesting.  A better game focused on the Legion or a game focused on the Russian Civil War (similar to a WW I but more active.)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Flick James on March 21, 2011, 10:41:43 AM
Just about every war has been covered between MOH and COD. I'd like to see a game based on the Korean war, or perhaps, take COD to the Civil War.  There really hasn't been a true Civil War fps save for the short bits in Darkest Of Days and Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood.

Actually, that concept would be interesting.  I would like to see a good Civil War game.  There have been some with the history channel games but they were poor games.  It would also be nice to see a good WWI but that would be rather hard to pull off.  There would have to be some focus on non normal tactics.  I.E. you would rarely see the trench warfare that was a majority and deal more with storming.  It would be difficult as well but could be interesting in the right hands.  The Korean War would also be a nice vision I agree with you Umaril.  Hmmm, even rarely seen wars would be interesting.  A better game focused on the Legion or a game focused on the Russian Civil War (similar to a WW I but more active.)

I think that would be cool too, but once I start picturing taking a shot and then spending a minute and a half reloading my weapon I think maybe not.

 :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 21, 2011, 12:19:37 PM
Platinumed The Saboteur last night    :cheers:  Great game, really enjoyed it.  Now I've got a week before Shift 2 Unleashed comes out, so maybe I'll give Chronicles of Riddick Escape from Dark Athena a try.  I enjoyed Butcher Bay, so hopefully this has the same vibe to it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on March 21, 2011, 06:04:51 PM
I think that would be cool too, but once I start picturing taking a shot and then spending a minute and a half reloading my weapon I think maybe not.

 :wink:

Well, that is a disadvantage but still in the right circumstances could be a bit interesting.  Take heart for once you have fired your single shot, your character being the resourceful kind equipped himself with Daddy's Bowie Knife. 
 
:tongueout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 30, 2011, 01:03:37 PM
Got Shift 2 yesterday.  My wife actually called me at work to tell me it had been delivered   :teddyr:  They said this was going to be a really realistic racing game, well, it seems pretty darned arcadey to me.  Oh well, I'm still having a ton of fun with it. 

Also ordered God of War 3 and Uncharted 2 today, so my gaming lineup for the summer is starting to take shape.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on March 30, 2011, 01:13:05 PM
God of War 3 looks great, man! I hope to get a PS3 soon.

IMO Wii sucks lol. Gfx = a step back to Gamecube. :twirl:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on March 30, 2011, 09:34:01 PM
IMO Wii sucks lol. Gfx = a step back to Gamecube. :twirl:

Yes, you go enjoy your other systems that are overrun with shooters and sandboxes games, while I enjoy a console with a nice wide variety of games.

Anyways, I'm currently playing through Pokemon: HeartGold.  Came with a free bonus that is actually useful (aka the Pokewalker).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 31, 2011, 07:16:43 AM
God of War 3 looks great, man! I hope to get a PS3 soon.

IMO Wii sucks lol. Gfx = a step back to Gamecube. :twirl:

I played God of War 1 on the PS2 and that was a pretty awesome game.  Can't wait to see what the third one is like.  They've got the first two on a hi-def collection now, it's only $21 at Amazon.  Been meaning to pick that up forever  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on March 31, 2011, 07:34:17 AM
"Yes, you go enjoy your other systems that are overrun with shooters and sandboxes games, while I enjoy a console with a nice wide variety of games." You have the Atari 2600? JK :twirl:

@InfoGeek, I don't have a PS3 or the Xbox360. I only have the Wii. I do like the Mario games but thats about it. It seems everytime a GOOD/popular game is released its only on PS3, Xbox360 and PC, right? I'll always have a spot for Nintendo in my heart... but lately I can't even stand to boot the Wii up. Just my opinion.

All in all, I'm actually a PC gamer. I hope to get a PS3 soon though.

@Jack, I did play the God of War 3 demo and it was awesome! Blood galore! GFX = 9/10


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on March 31, 2011, 12:54:59 PM
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Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: RD on March 31, 2011, 09:47:54 PM
Lego Indiana Jones. So much fun, love going back and doing the free play levels.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on April 01, 2011, 10:36:45 PM
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.  I have to say for a side scrolling Castlevania I think I like this one over Castlevania 3. 

Castlevania: Lord of Shadows.  Not bad but I'm not liking it as much as some of the others in the series.  It seems off in a way.  Not bad but just doesn't feel like Castlevania.  More like a fantasy game that is being put under the Castlevania banner. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on April 15, 2011, 10:45:44 PM
Heavy Rain. It's pretty cool so far but feels surprisingly like a more interactive version of the Sims with a murder mystery thrown in...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on April 16, 2011, 01:48:54 AM
I've pretty much been immersed in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I think my last saved game shows something like 130 hours of play time. I'm close to maximizing most of my stats, and I didn't cheat for a single one of those. I've also completed most of the large quests except for the "main one."

Haven't even touched the Shimmering Isles.

I don't think this game is healthy for me. Too much free time spent in Cyrodil.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 16, 2011, 07:04:23 AM
I'm still playing Shift 2 Unleashed.  The racing is pretty intense - I've got a steering wheel, and my arms actually get tired because I tense all my muscles up as I'm driving lol.  That's a pretty exciting experience!  When you get to the faster cars, they're always on the verge of losing traction - it's a real balancing act to push them as far as possible, but push a little too far and you're spinning off the track and you can go from first place to tenth in a heartbeat.  Screw up in the wrong spot and you'll go flipping over and over and end up with only two or three wheels left on your car   :bouncegiggle:

The game's got this feature called Autolog, where you can see your friend's best lap times around each track.  I've been having a lot of fun with that, and so have my friends apparently - we're constantly knocking each other off the #1 spot   :teddyr:   Really loving the huge selection of tracks in this game.  I get a lot of my enjoyment out of learning new tracks and working on hitting all the corners just right, and of course passing everybody else in the process.  And you have to drive some pretty darned good laps to pass the AI cars with the difficulty set on hard. 

I also ordered Assassins Creed II the other day. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on April 18, 2011, 12:20:41 PM
I've been loading up on Pokemon games recently:

* Pokemon: HeartGold
* Pokemon: White
* Pokemon: Diamond

Soon, I will get a Pokemon Ranger game and continue my descent into more zany adventures.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on April 18, 2011, 05:18:58 PM
Played through one full game of Heavy Rain...pretty cool stuff, game takes different turns depending on what choices you have the characters make. All in all though, one plays through the story a little too quickly...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on April 19, 2011, 09:09:37 AM
Paradise Island. Droid X.

It's like Tropico with mix of SimCity and a touch of Anno 1404.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/odxki.jpg)

For a free smart phone game its unbelievably fun, very additive and very detailed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Siren on April 19, 2011, 09:37:38 PM
PORTAL 2!!!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on April 19, 2011, 11:15:09 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Nba2k11_pc-dvd_fob-w800.jpg)
For PS3


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on April 20, 2011, 12:32:39 AM
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade.  Yes, I'm just as surprised by that as you are. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 20, 2011, 01:19:08 AM
Still playing Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and it's still a mixed bag.  Just when it gets awesome, it does something utterly stupid and drops itself back down.  That and I hate how linear and contained it feels, like you don't get enough space or time to do anything really cool. 

Restarted the original Breath of Fire on SNES as well.  Ah, classic!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on April 20, 2011, 12:58:34 PM
Still playing Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and it's still a mixed bag.  Just when it gets awesome, it does something utterly stupid and drops itself back down.  That and I hate how linear and contained it feels, like you don't get enough space or time to do anything really cool. 

I actually got that not long ago as I loved FF II/IV from when I was younger.  I played it again about 5 months again and worked great was enjoying but on that same note I had been through it before and knew what to expect.  There is also a nostalgia to it. 

FF IV: The After Years feels limited as you said.  I think in making it like the original from the SNES it is more limiting as we are now accustomed to so much more in an rpg.  It is nice to see the characters again but on that same note it feels the earlier game was nice somewhat open ended as we could conclude our own stories for the characters and their end.  I'm not a fan of the new systems introduced either. 

Plus, Breath of Fire SNES  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on April 20, 2011, 01:44:22 PM
Currently playing DC Universe Online on PS3. Slightly sterile, but not bad overall. The other night I was doing a mission subduing demons. As I'm flying over the heads of some to deliver something to a drop-off point, one of the demons screamed, "All your souls are belong to us!" I damn near fell off the couch laughing. Someone has a very devious sense of humor in the writing department.

Up to now, I was addicted to Borderlands. I still have to play it every couple of days. After beating it a couple of times, I started using Willowtree to mod weapons (on the PS3). I have created some fairly intense weapons within realistic game bounderies and love making stuff explode. And the game is co-op only online, so none of that deathmatch frustration.

I recently downloaded Dragon Hunter: Alliance from the PS Store. It's Diablo Lite, but a fun dungeon crawl that allows for co-op online. Finally, a simple and entertaining game that doesn't frustrate you to the point you want to sucker punch kittens.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on April 21, 2011, 03:11:00 PM
Angry Birds Rio. Droid X. It's VERY addicting! I can't... stop... playing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzSNaUvmaOc

LOL! Looks and sounds like a grindhouse trailer.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on April 21, 2011, 04:16:02 PM
I've pretty much been immersed in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I think my last saved game shows something like 130 hours of play time. I'm close to maximizing most of my stats, and I didn't cheat for a single one of those. I've also completed most of the large quests except for the "main one."

Haven't even touched the Shimmering Isles.

I don't think this game is healthy for me. Too much free time spent in Cyrodil.

I agree-I've spent too much time there myself.

But, I implore you, don't knock the Shivering Isles.  It's a very weird and wonderfully twisted world, and a very original break from the hum-drum world of Cyrodill and the Ayleid ruins. 

Plus, you get the he strongest armor in the game there, both in light and heavy flavors! Madness armor and Amber armor are very tough. Even tougher than Daedric.  But as I said, pay the Shivering Isles a visit and have yourself some crazy fun!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on April 21, 2011, 04:20:12 PM
Anyhow, my latest conquest was Mafia 2.

This was a great game  :thumbup:

Georgeous renditions of old New York City, miles of road, and some beautiful classic car designs. And some great music from the day, including Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Dean Martin.

While it's short, the game is very sweet. Great cutscenes and a very dark and gritty story.  Forget the Godfather 1 and 2, and the GTA stuff, this was a well-made game and one that should have another sequel.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: A_Dubya on April 21, 2011, 05:27:31 PM
MORTAL KOMBAT!!! and NBA 2K11


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 21, 2011, 10:10:49 PM
Still playing Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and it's still a mixed bag.  Just when it gets awesome, it does something utterly stupid and drops itself back down.  That and I hate how linear and contained it feels, like you don't get enough space or time to do anything really cool. 

I actually got that not long ago as I loved FF II/IV from when I was younger.  I played it again about 5 months again and worked great was enjoying but on that same note I had been through it before and knew what to expect.  There is also a nostalgia to it. 

FF IV: The After Years feels limited as you said.  I think in making it like the original from the SNES it is more limiting as we are now accustomed to so much more in an rpg.  It is nice to see the characters again but on that same note it feels the earlier game was nice somewhat open ended as we could conclude our own stories for the characters and their end.  I'm not a fan of the new systems introduced either. 

Plus, Breath of Fire SNES  :thumbup:

I really love II/IV!  It's what got me into the series.  I think what feels limited about After Years is that it's broken into episodes, each about 2-4 hours long, and after playing about four of them, I feel like I should already have much more reign over the world map, but I don't.  It feels like I've started the game anew four or five different times, and that I'm fighting the same basic enemies over and over again.  I think it would have worked out better if it weren't episodic, or if they would have given us more new ground to cover. 

I recently started Porom's tale, and one of the dungeons in it is the Underground Waterway; the same Underground Waterway you have to do in a regular new game with Ceodore and the caped mystery man.  Both version of the dungeon are exactly the same, and you fight the same boss in both of them.  The only difference in the bosses is the name and the fact that one of them occasionally casts Blizzara. 

In other news I'm still playing Final Fantasy VII for the umpteenth time, and still loving that.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on April 21, 2011, 11:15:49 PM
But, I implore you, don't knock the Shivering Isles.  It's a very weird and wonderfully twisted world, and a very original break from the hum-drum world of Cyrodill and the Ayleid ruins.

Oh, I wasn't knocking the Shivering Isles. I was just saying I've already invested a ton of time into the game, and I haven't even begun the add-on yet. (I've only done a bit of Knights of the Nine, as well.)

Once I complete most of the stuff in Cyrodil, I'll make my way over. Looking forward to it, actually.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 22, 2011, 06:26:10 AM
I've already got Elder Scrolls V Skyrim pre-ordered.  Only 7 months to go  :teddyr:  I was looking at some screen shots the other day and it looks really atmospheric. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on April 22, 2011, 11:32:10 AM
But, I implore you, don't knock the Shivering Isles.  It's a very weird and wonderfully twisted world, and a very original break from the hum-drum world of Cyrodill and the Ayleid ruins.

Oh, I wasn't knocking the Shivering Isles. I was just saying I've already invested a ton of time into the game, and I haven't even begun the add-on yet. (I've only done a bit of Knights of the Nine, as well.)

Once I complete most of the stuff in Cyrodil, I'll make my way over. Looking forward to it, actually.

It's all cool, bro. I knew you weren't knocking the Shivering Isles, it's just a phrase I use a lot.  :smile: 

This gets a bit long, but here's a little dirty tip for survival against stronger characters: I found sneaky way to take out Necromancers and Hedge Wizards and other basic higher level characters:

If you're high enough in the schools of Illusion, Sneak and Alchemy, it's a piece of cake.

A: Sneak up on a character (Invisibility or Sneak skill) and then paralyze them with a paralyze spell of greater duration, preferably one you made yourself.

B: When they're down, hit them with a weakness to poison spell, and then use a poisoned weapon doused with a good strong poison potion, preferably one you made with high-level alchemy.   Repeat as necessary.

The effect is, the character is paralyzed and cannot heal, with accelerated poison (thru spell and potion) running thru them until they're dead.

Sometimes, you'll need a good Mute and\or Damage Magicka spell (usually in tandem) to stop occasional silent (non-vocal) spellcasters (like Goblin Shamans) from silently healing or negating the effects of your attack. 

Dirty, but effective. But then, such is the way of the assassin.






Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 25, 2011, 04:28:48 AM
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years- Second part of the final chapter.  I'm anxious to end this affair.

I'm also playing Gargoyle's Quest on Game Boy.  I'm supposed to go to some desert and look for an item.  The level in the desert is pretty freakin' hard.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on April 28, 2011, 04:47:35 PM
Right now I'm trying to (for about the third time) to beat the old PC game Icewind Dale 2 from Black Isle. It's the sequel to Icewind Dale and it's add-on Heart Of Winter and hopefully my machine won't crash this time.

It also helped to have the save files on backup too, so I took up from an old game and it's going OK, if a bit long.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on May 02, 2011, 01:24:45 PM
The Playstation Network has been down for nearly 2 weeks. I've watched more movies since it went down than I had in months before then.

I've actually gone back to playing Red Dead Redemption. I spend most of my time just hunting. Kinda fun skinning all them critters. I'm shooting for 9000 pounds of animal meat. And, yes, it is a challenge in the game, not just some sick goal of mine. Shooting every person camping in the wilderness is my sick goal.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on May 02, 2011, 02:04:40 PM
I got Okami a few days ago and have been playing through it.  It's very good and I highly recommend it to anyone here, especially the Wii verison.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on May 02, 2011, 05:41:12 PM
The Playstation Network has been down for nearly 2 weeks. I've watched more movies since it went down than I had in months before then.

I've actually gone back to playing Red Dead Redemption. I spend most of my time just hunting. Kinda fun skinning all them critters. I'm shooting for 9000 pounds of animal meat. And, yes, it is a challenge in the game, not just some sick goal of mine. Shooting every person camping in the wilderness is my sick goal.

The only thing that got me about Red Dead Redemption is the "same old-same old" with the nightwatch missions. Be it in the U.S. or Mexico, nightwatch missions are the same: follow the dog and kill the thieves.

Of the western shooters I've recently played, Call Of Juarez 2: Bound In Blood was a good one. Great story and very likeable characters in the McCall brothers.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 06, 2011, 06:48:38 AM
I've been playing Assassin's Creed II for about a week now.  This game got a 9/10 average rating from the critics.  I'd give it a 7/10.  The story and characters are about as uninteresting and undeveloped as it gets.  The combat is basic button mashing.  There are various attacks you can do, but why bother when you never come close to getting killed even in the biggest battles?  There's a lot of platforming - you can climb up the sides of buildings and run across rooftops.  It's half broken.  The guy often jumps off in an entirely different direction than you intended, and it takes a couple minutes just to get back to where you started from.  Want to run past something?  Your guy will probably try climbing up it instead.  And then you can press the "drop" button several times until he finally decides to actually drop.   Want to jump 3' to the little platform next to you?   Watch your guy catapult himself 100' off into space instead.  It's a big open world in 15th century Italy - graphics inside the cities are average.  Out in the countryside it looks like a PS2 game.  Facial animations and that sort of thing are very mediocre.  And there's barely even a hint of theme music to set any sort of mood in this game - it's like they didn't bother to record a score for it.

I've spent about 99% of my time with this game just collecting items   :lookingup:  And if you want to get the platinum trophy, of course they make that a major pain in the a$$ as well - you have to collect 100 feathers scattered across the rooftops of several large cities.  After a week I've found about 10 of them.  

Apparently this thing gets 500% better later on?  We'll see I guess.  


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on May 06, 2011, 03:47:51 PM
I'm constantly getting distracted by so many different video games lately... I have now directed my attention to Epic Mickey and Pokemon Tower Defense on Newgrounds.  They always seem to have interesting flash games over there.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BTM on May 09, 2011, 10:23:44 AM
I've been pretty addicted to GemCraft Labyrinth, the latest games in the Gemcraft series.  I've always liked good TD games and this series in particular has always grabbed my attention.

You can play it here, if you're interested. http://armorgames.com/play/10317/gemcraft-labyrinth (http://armorgames.com/play/10317/gemcraft-labyrinth)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MrMari on May 11, 2011, 09:53:13 PM
Not a big gamer bus since I'm a Linux user I burn time playing Urban Terror and Nexuiz. Fun games and of coarse, they are free!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on May 13, 2011, 12:23:50 AM
Brink - didn't think I would like it as much as I do and I can't describe it.  It feels like Battlefield in it's class system but very much open many compare it to Mirror's Edge but I do like the freedom it gives.  I guess I like the freedom to go after objectives in a way I want. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 15, 2011, 03:38:21 PM
Got a platinum trophy for Assassin's Creed II, bringing the current total up to 7 platinums   :teddyr:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Jack1982cp-1.png?t=1305494098)

Good game, about a 7/10 like I said before.

Think maybe I'll start on BioShock tonight.  Played it for an hour about a year ago and it's been sitting on the shelf ever since.  Time to knock the dust off of it   :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BTM on May 16, 2011, 08:53:41 AM
The only thing that got me about Red Dead Redemption is the "same old-same old" with the nightwatch missions. Be it in the U.S. or Mexico, nightwatch missions are the same: follow the dog and kill the thieves.

Of the western shooters I've recently played, Call Of Juarez 2: Bound In Blood was a good one. Great story and very likeable characters in the McCall brothers.

As cool as the game is, I wish I had a comp that could run it just so I could play the Undead Nightmare expansion.  That looks SO freaking cool!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on May 17, 2011, 07:28:14 AM
L.A. Noir- Damn, a few times I want a PS3  :bluesad:
Ratchet and Clank- Fun at it's best, period. same level as Sly 2. haven't played Dexter and Jak yet.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on May 20, 2011, 03:00:37 PM
I have a serious question. How many people here actually beat Total Recall on the Nintendo 8bit?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on May 21, 2011, 07:24:02 PM
I have a serious question. How many people here actually beat Total Recall on the Nintendo 8bit?

I didn't play it much but remember getting to that level with all the bums and couldn't beat that guy that had the case.  I don't remember it being too bad but I think I was more playing Mega Man series and Zelda to really put too much into it. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 22, 2011, 06:58:07 AM
I'm mostly waiting for Hunted:  The Demon's Forge to arrive at the beginning of next month, so I went back and started playing Uncharted Drake's Fortune again.  Getting some trophies.  To get the platinum you have to play through it on hard difficulty, which unlocks "crushing" difficulty, and then you have to play through it on that.  I'm about a third of the way through on hard;  I really don't see how people can find this enjoyable.  It takes four bursts (not shots, but bursts) with an assault rifle to kill an enemy, but only 2 or 3 single shots for them to kill you.  And the enemies just keep coming and coming.  You can take cover and wait for your health to regenerate, but the enemies quite often work their way around beside/behind you, so you have to retreat so far away from them that you can barely tell if you're hitting them or missing them when you shoot at them.  Oh well, I kind of doubt I'll beat this stupid thing on crushing, but I'll give it a try I suppose.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on May 22, 2011, 01:38:50 PM
Having recently accomplished my mission of beating Icewind Dale 2 after years of having it, ( yay! ) I am now working on Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows Of Amn and it's continuance, Throne Of Bhaal.

Mind you, that's after I recently beat NIER about 2 weeks back. NIER was good, but it was apparent that Squarenix was more concerned with getting it to the U.S. instead of taking some time-there are many cutscenes where there is NO dialogue or sound, and in the scenes where Japanese is spoken, there are no subtitles to read.   All in all though, the monsters were tough, it had a great story, and the boss monsters were HUGE  :buggedout:   Good game!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 22, 2011, 04:46:04 PM
I've been wanting to get Nier.  Everybody says it's got good atmosphere and characters.  And that girl isn't wearing any pants   :buggedout:  I'll have to get it this summer some time.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on May 22, 2011, 09:36:16 PM
I've been wanting to get Nier.  Everybody says it's got good atmosphere and characters.  And that girl isn't wearing any pants   :buggedout:  I'll have to get it this summer some time.

Oh yeah, the girl Kaine (pronounced Ky-a-Nay)  She indeed isn't wearing any pants, but a see-thru neglige. You'll get a kick out of her.  And while I may be assuming, the voice of the main hero sounds unmistakeably like Michael Ironside, although some have said it's the guy who played Piccolo on Dragonball Z.

As I said, BIG boss monsters and tons of weapons. And the gold is very easy to earn. Much more than that I won't say, as I don't wanna' ruin it, but I know you'll like it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on May 23, 2011, 03:58:32 PM
15 more days till E3 2011. :thumbup:

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Battlefield 3 (COD killa!)

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Wii 2? Maybe... Though I really don't care, I just want to see what the next Mario game looks like.

I can't wait!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on May 23, 2011, 04:55:06 PM
15 more days till E3 2011. :thumbup:

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Battlefield 3 (COD killa!)

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Wii 2? Maybe... Though I really don't care, I just want to see what the next Mario game looks like.

I can't wait!


I am SO waiting for the next Ace Combat game as well. The last one, Fires Of Liberation was great.  :smile:   

I recently made the mistake of getting Airforce Delta Storm as a backwards compatible XBOX game, and it fell flat.

The last mission sees you flying thru a totally whited-out area, with no way to see where you're going. I have NO idea WTF Konami was thinking when they did this, but be sure to know that crashing on the last mission every time is the order of the day.

That's perhaps why the Ace Combat series is the best in the genre-better graphics, gameplay, AND you can see where you're going on the last mission too!  :bouncegiggle:

.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 23, 2011, 06:01:36 PM
15 more days till E3 2011. :thumbup:


Wii 2? Maybe... Though I really don't care, I just want to see what the next Mario game looks like.

I've heard they were going to show that at E3.  They call it project Cafe right now I believe.  I think Sony's debuting their Next Generation Portable as well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on May 28, 2011, 12:07:26 PM
Robotek HD for Droid X

(http://www.eurodroid.com/pics/hexage_android_robotek_2-small.jpg)

"Machines have taken over the world and its time to take it back in the game Robotek. Robotek offers a nice blend of action, RPG and strategy rolled into one package. Features: Over 200 levels Over 30 levels of skill"

I really enjoy this game... slots, action and RPG all in one! Also. The sound FX are incredible. :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 28, 2011, 08:31:02 PM
Got my platinum trophy for Uncharted:  Drake's Fortune   :teddyr:  That brings the current total to eight platinums.  

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Jack1982cp2.png?t=1306632379)

That was a truly great game.  Superb characters, really good story, nice variety of environments, fun gameplay (well, more fun on the more normal difficulty settings) and not only are the graphics fantastic, but the scenery is so beautiful that sometimes you just have to stop and gaze at the breathtaking vistas.  9.5/10.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on May 28, 2011, 09:23:05 PM
15 more days till E3 2011. :thumbup:

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Battlefield 3 (COD killa!)

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Wii 2? Maybe... Though I really don't care, I just want to see what the next Mario game looks like.

I can't wait!


I can't wait to see it as well!  I want to know more about Batman Arkham City and BioShock Infinite!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 30, 2011, 08:51:35 AM
Started playing Star Wars The Force Unleashed last night.  It's an okay game - clunky controls, but it's pretty easy (so far) so it doesn't matter much.  Platforming is a pain though, not precise at all.  Oh well, I'm just playing it to kill some time until Hunted:  The Demon's Forge arrives, hopefully by the end of this week. 

Ordered Nier today too, so that's yet another summer project  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on June 03, 2011, 08:20:12 PM
Started playing InFamous...pretty cool game so far, kind of lets you choose to either be a superhero or supervillain, fun stuff! Understand InFamous 2 is out now as well...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MrMari on June 03, 2011, 09:02:08 PM
Dusted off an old PC and reloaded XP on it. I had a craving to play Battlefield 1942 again and I was shocked to find a bunch of active servers.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on June 03, 2011, 09:15:49 PM
Most recently:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c0/Joust_2_-_Survival_of_the_Fittest_Flyer.png)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Joust2-Gameplay.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on June 03, 2011, 09:23:08 PM
I remember I used to play Joust in the arcades with my father, back in the early 80's. :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on June 04, 2011, 08:29:49 PM
Yeah, this is Joust 2, a not-particularly-great sequel from 1986 where the gameplay is similar to the first game, but with some enemies turning into golden eggs when killed, which can grant you bonus points or extra lives.  Also, you can transform into a pegasus, which is MUCH heavier and pretty much worthless.  Also, a boss sometimes appears (a big machine with 4 buttons you must jab to destroy it).  Not a very good update IMO.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 05, 2011, 06:59:18 AM
Almost done with Star Wars The Force Unleashed.  Pretty crappy game in my opinion - really just a budget title with the "Star Wars" name slapped on it.  Seems like the gameplay was designed not to be fun, but to make a 4 hour game last 8 hours.  I'm on the last boss battle and due to the bad camera angle it's hard to see what you're doing, and the broken lock-on system means you'll spend half your time missing your target and attacking the walls of the room instead.  It's about 70% luck and 30% skill - one cheap death after another and it's repetitious and frustrating as hell.

Played the Mass effect 2 demo last night.  I MUST get that game.  All other priorities rescinded, crew expendable - I need Mass Effect 2  :teddyr:

I guess my copy of Hunted:  The Demon's Forge is supposed to arrive this week. I pre-ordered it from Toys R Us because it was $10 cheaper than Amazon, and now I'll receive it right about the time everybody else has already finished playing it.  Sigh...live and learn I guess.  It's getting pretty crappy reviews from most people who have played it, but I'm hoping I'll still find it enjoyable.

Also heard a rumor that Silent Hill 2 & 3 are coming out in one of those hi-def collections at some point in the future.  Yippee!  been wanting to play those for a long time.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on June 05, 2011, 03:27:23 PM
Manhunt 2


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on June 05, 2011, 07:17:31 PM
LOL. OH Damn! Look, it's Assisted Living Dracula! Awesome avatar, man. :thumbup:

(Master Shake gets nervous)

Side note. 2 more days till E3. :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on June 09, 2011, 11:42:43 AM
Some game from 505 Games called Naval Assault: The Killing Tide."

Thank God I didn't buy THIS one (Gamefly to the rescue).  You need to play old missions over and over again to get points (stars) for the next most powerful submarine.

The action is good though, and the controls actually WORK unlike some games..

PC-wise? Still working on Baldurs' Gate 2: Shadows Of Amn which is modded with Shadows Over Soubar and The Darkest Day.  Not too bad!

I beat BG1 and Icewind Dale 1 and 2 so this is the end of the line for the Forgotten Realms, save for Planescape: Torment which I need to get to yet.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 09, 2011, 11:16:21 PM
Gone back to Fallout 3.  Just feel like blowing things up with mini nukes.  I also used to love playing Oblivion modded and getting on top of churches and just shoot randomly into crowds.  Ahh, Grand Theft Auto Bethesda Style.  Less drug and prostitute references, more delightful carnage. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 10, 2011, 06:45:31 AM
I loved Fallout 3.  Great atmosphere and oh yeah, those mini-nukes were dandy   :teddyr: 

Been Playing Hunted:  The Demon's Forge for a couple of days.  Enjoying it a lot!  Nice atmosphere and environments, the characters are fun, and the gameplay is very entertaining too.  There's two main characters - a guy who specialized in melee combat and an elfin babe who uses a bow and arrow.  You can switch which character you're controlling occasionally, so that keeps it interesting.  And there's plenty of talents and magic and stuff you can level up.  One of those where I start playing it and next thing you know, two hours have gone by   :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on June 12, 2011, 02:57:47 PM
I loved Fallout 3.  Great atmosphere and oh yeah, those mini-nukes were dandy   :teddyr: 

Been Playing Hunted:  The Demon's Forge for a couple of days.  Enjoying it a lot!  Nice atmosphere and environments, the characters are fun, and the gameplay is very entertaining too.  There's two main characters - a guy who specialized in melee combat and an elfin babe who uses a bow and arrow.  You can switch which character you're controlling occasionally, so that keeps it interesting.  And there's plenty of talents and magic and stuff you can level up.  One of those where I start playing it and next thing you know, two hours have gone by   :thumbup:

From what I've seen of it, and from this description, Hunted:  The Demon's Forge sort of plays like a medieval version of Army Of Two with the 2 characters as per the way one supposedly covers for the other when they're battling the baddies.  I need to get to it as soon as I finish Naval Assault:The Killing Tide.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 12, 2011, 04:45:43 PM
From what I've seen of it, and from this description, Hunted:  The Demon's Forge sort of plays like a medieval version of Army Of Two with the 2 characters as per the way one supposedly covers for the other when they're battling the baddies.  I need to get to it as soon as I finish Naval Assault:The Killing Tide.

Yeah, it's not so much that you're covering for each other (though maybe you'd have to on a higher difficulty level), but you can take advantage of what the other person is doing.  Like the guy has a spell that levitates the enemies around him, and if you're playing as the elf you can shoot them when they're in midair as they're helpless then.  The elf can freeze enemies with one of her skills, so if you're playing as the guy you can shatter them with your weapon.  I guess later in the game the two can link some magic together and really kick some butt, but I haven't gotten that far yet.

I just really like the environments - good medieval dungeons. 

I think it's only got a 60/100 Metacritic rating, so apparently most people think it's crap.  But I like it   :teddyr:  A few technical nit picks, gameplay is fun but not extraordinary.  If you like medieval dungeons and that whole atmosphere, you should enjoy it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on June 16, 2011, 12:12:16 PM
From what I've seen of it, and from this description, Hunted:  The Demon's Forge sort of plays like a medieval version of Army Of Two with the 2 characters as per the way one supposedly covers for the other when they're battling the baddies.  I need to get to it as soon as I finish Naval Assault:The Killing Tide.

Yeah, it's not so much that you're covering for each other (though maybe you'd have to on a higher difficulty level), but you can take advantage of what the other person is doing.  Like the guy has a spell that levitates the enemies around him, and if you're playing as the elf you can shoot them when they're in midair as they're helpless then.  The elf can freeze enemies with one of her skills, so if you're playing as the guy you can shatter them with your weapon.  I guess later in the game the two can link some magic together and really kick some butt, but I haven't gotten that far yet.

I just really like the environments - good medieval dungeons. 

I think it's only got a 60/100 Metacritic rating, so apparently most people think it's crap.  But I like it   :teddyr:  A few technical nit picks, gameplay is fun but not extraordinary.  If you like medieval dungeons and that whole atmosphere, you should enjoy it.

Dungeons were always really cool places..I myself love the Forgotten Realms stuff od D&D like Icewind Dale 1 and Baldur's Gate. 

There's a lot of atmosphere they put into the graphics-lost temples, ancient runes on the walls of old tombs, and the ambient sound effects are great.  I have a mod called Shadows Over Soubar for Baldurs Gate 2 and there are a ton of old forgotten places loaded with atmosphere.

Also, if you have played BG1 or BG 2, listen to the voice of Minsc the ranger.

He sounds a LOT like Paul Frees, who I believe was the voice of Boris Badunov in the old Bullwinkle cartoon show. He even makes a reference to a moose and a squirrel in one part of the game!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on June 17, 2011, 09:01:25 AM
Messing with Magic the Gathering on ps3 after I got it free on Playstation Plus.

Also Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on June 17, 2011, 11:26:36 AM
With the release of Lego Pirates of the Carribbean, I have returned to past Lego games that I only to prepare myself for this game when I play it.  As such, I have dived back into Lego Batman.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WingedSerpent on June 18, 2011, 10:29:41 AM
Playing through the individual character's ladder matches in Mortal Kombat (2011).  I'll be getting Infamous 2 soon which I'm really looking forward to because I was a huge fan of the first.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on June 18, 2011, 05:31:07 PM
I'm loving playing InFamous right now...love playing the heroic goody two shoes...feels like being a superhero (kind of)...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: A.J. Bauer on June 18, 2011, 05:44:58 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Infamous-cover.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/4/4b/20080405204146!The_Elder_Scrolls_IV_Oblivion_cover.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 19, 2011, 06:57:24 AM
Doing a second playthrough of Hunted:  The Demon's Forge to get some trophies - hopefully the platinum eventually.   :smile:  Some of the collectible items are hidden ridiculously well;  luckily there's a set of maps on the internet with the locations of everything marked, otherwise you could literally spend hundreds of hours actually finding some of this stuff. 

Still enjoying the heck out of this game.  Though the sound glitched last night so I was playing in silence, but it was time to put a movie on anyway.  I had that happen with Shift 2 Unleashed as well.  Hopefully the audio will be back today lol. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on June 20, 2011, 10:37:54 PM
I've been WATCHING my sister play Portal 2 on the new PS3, and man is it a trip just to comprehend the portals itself. :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: A_Dubya on June 21, 2011, 12:19:10 AM
Little Big Planet 1, thanks to the free game thing given by PSN recently.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: A_Dubya on June 21, 2011, 12:24:21 AM
Got my platinum trophy for Uncharted:  Drake's Fortune   :teddyr:  That brings the current total to eight platinums.   

([url]http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Jack1982cp2.png?t=1306632379[/url])

That was a truly great game.  Superb characters, really good story, nice variety of environments, fun gameplay (well, more fun on the more normal difficulty settings) and not only are the graphics fantastic, but the scenery is so beautiful that sometimes you just have to stop and gaze at the breathtaking vistas.  9.5/10.


True indeed. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is just as good, if not better/crazier.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 24, 2011, 11:48:23 AM
Got my platinum trophy for Hunted:  The Demon's Forge   :teddyr:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Jack1982cp3.png)

I had a great time with this game, really glad I ignored the critics and bought it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on June 24, 2011, 02:45:45 PM
Gin Rummy on my Droid X. It's awesome, I love 500 Rummy. :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on June 24, 2011, 06:13:25 PM
L.A. Noir- Figgen Awesome, man!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on June 26, 2011, 12:43:42 PM
Manhunt
Tekken 5
Super Mario Bros. 3
Ninja Gaiden (Nintendo)- still can't beat it...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 26, 2011, 07:32:03 PM
Ninja Gaiden (Nintendo)- still can't beat it...

Any section in particular giving you trouble?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 01, 2011, 08:38:01 AM
Been playing Nier for a few days now - it's quite fun  :teddyr:  Really a different sort of game, plenty of running around in big wide-open environments, killing lots of little beasties, and tons (and tons) of item collection.  Then you've got towns where you can shop and get quests and talk to people.  It's relaxing actually.  And I get to do some gardening too!  And fishing.  The music is great, I've had one of the songs stuck in my head for a while now.  The characters are interesting enough.  Boss fights are really unique.  They involve having lots of big red balls shot at you, sort of reminiscent of arcade games from the '80s.  You're trying to dodge them while shooting the right spots on the bosses. 

It's quite cool and fun really.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on July 01, 2011, 10:06:20 AM
Super Mario Bros. 3


Imo that's one of the BEST video games in the WORLD. I hope you're enjoying it. It has lots of secrets. :thumbup:

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j205/miked1104/mariobros3.gif?t=1241929561)

I consider myself an expert with SM3, so here are some tips if you want them, if you find a cloud suit (it's rare) save it for World 8 it lets you bypass a level, once. Also, you do know about the 3 'warp whistles' and their locations, right?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on July 07, 2011, 09:20:00 AM
Team Fortress Classic

(http://i.neoseeker.com/boxshots/R2FtZXMvUEMvQWN0aW9uL1Nob290ZXI=/team_fortress_classic_frontcover_large_OXErvNXXyZscHRB.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on July 07, 2011, 09:26:08 AM
Bayonetta

(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/2/20608/1238292-bayo_bayonetta_super.jpg)


Love. This. Game.

(and so will you jack...)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on July 07, 2011, 06:52:05 PM
Paper Mario

A decade later and it is still awesome!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/Papermario.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 07, 2011, 08:35:05 PM
Bayonetta

Love. This. Game.

(and so will you jack...)


Oh yeah, I'll have to get around to that some time  :teddyr:

I just finished Nier tonight.  What a fantastic game!  Really emotionally compelling story.  Loved the gameplay, of course I love item collecting and sidequests.  The music was almost hypnotic, really pulling you in to the atmosphere of the game. 

Scenery wasn't at all bad either   :teddyr:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Kaine.jpg?t=1310088822)

I've still got two more endings to play through and a bunch of other stuff, so I'll be playing this one for a while longer.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on July 08, 2011, 08:18:25 PM
Bayonetta

Love. This. Game.

(and so will you jack...)


Oh yeah, I'll have to get around to that some time  :teddyr:

I just finished Nier tonight.  What a fantastic game!  Really emotionally compelling story.  Loved the gameplay, of course I love item collecting and sidequests.  The music was almost hypnotic, really pulling you in to the atmosphere of the game. 

Scenery wasn't at all bad either   :teddyr:

([url]http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Kaine.jpg?t=1310088822[/url])

I've still got two more endings to play through and a bunch of other stuff, so I'll be playing this one for a while longer.


I finished Nier sometime back in later April or early May of this year. Good story, and great boss monsters, but there was something that drove me crazy, and that was the lack of subtitles in some of the cutscenes, and the confusion it caused.

And, sometimes, there seemed to be a repetitive nature to the quests, going back to the same area over and over to collect certain materials. However, the boss monsters as I said before, made you really feel as if you fought something!

The character behind Kaine ( I forget his name) was apprently influenced by The Nightmare Before Christmas if you look at him.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on July 08, 2011, 09:42:57 PM
I picked up Bayonetta based on Doggett's recommendation.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on July 08, 2011, 09:57:00 PM
I think I'll install Command and Conquer Generals w/ Zero hour on my PC again. It's the best RTS ever! :thumbup:

(http://www.desktopforce.com/albums/wallpapers/Games/normal_wallpaper_command_and_conquer_generals_03_1600.jpg)

I highly recommend it to all the RTS fans.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on July 09, 2011, 06:57:17 AM
I think I'll install Command and Conquer Generals w/ Zero hour on my PC again. It's the best RTS ever! :thumbup:

([url]http://www.desktopforce.com/albums/wallpapers/Games/normal_wallpaper_command_and_conquer_generals_03_1600.jpg[/url])

I highly recommend it to all the RTS fans.


Common quotes when generally being asked to do things around me and some of my RTS friends are 'we build for China' or 'I need shoes'.

Eg: Dean can you pick up some beer? Answer, "I build for China"

I think it annoys people more than anything but I get a laugh out of it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on July 09, 2011, 07:20:30 AM
I think I'll install Command and Conquer Generals w/ Zero hour on my PC again. It's the best RTS ever! :thumbup:
I highly recommend it to all the RTS fans.
Common quotes when generally being asked to do things around me and some of my RTS friends are 'we build for China' or 'I need shoes'.
Eg: Dean can you pick up some beer? Answer, "I build for China"
I think it annoys people more than anything but I get a laugh out of it.

Every war game I play I use USA, but not this game. I play as China, for 1 reason... NUKE!

I like to fight the GLA and blow them right out of the caves!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on July 09, 2011, 09:17:34 AM
Heh, I liked them all relatively equally but I did have a soft spot for GLA if only because I liked hijacking the other's construction vehicles and then using their buildings against them.  Mwahaha.

That or play skirmish to the point that you build up such a huge army, leave one enemy unit alive, and then nuke the hell out of everything you own.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 09, 2011, 12:49:50 PM
And, sometimes, there seemed to be a repetitive nature to the quests, going back to the same area over and over to collect certain materials. However, the boss monsters as I said before, made you really feel as if you fought something!

The character behind Kaine ( I forget his name) was apprently influenced by The Nightmare Before Christmas if you look at him.



Yeah, I think I wore out two pairs of shoes on that sidequest where the blacksmith gave you a treasure map.  First I had to collect materials from one place, then go all the way across the map so somebody could use the materials to restore the map.  then back to the blacksmith - his wife wanted me to get the treasure so as not to put her husband in danger.  Then when the treasure was junk, she gave me some jade jewelry to sell - on the other end of the map - then return to her and give her a gold coin for her husband.  Then she gave me another map, I think I may have had to gather materials to get that one restored too, and then finally go and find that treasure.  THEN I had finally completed the whole sidequest   :bouncegiggle:

I loved the boss fights too, they were definitely the most fun I've had in quite a while.  Well, you know, in a video game   :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 09, 2011, 06:47:15 PM
I haven't played anything but Civilization 4 in years.  I upgraded to a Windows 7 system, however, and I couldn't get it to work.  So I decided to try a new game, Dragon Age: Origins.  After spending an afternoon troubleshooting the installation I'm off to explore my first RPG in ages!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on July 09, 2011, 06:53:02 PM
I haven't played anything but Civilization 4 in years.  I upgraded to a Windows 7 system, however, and I couldn't get it to work.  So I decided to try a new game, Dragon Age: Origins.  After spending an afternoon troubleshooting the installation I'm off to explore my first RPG in ages!


Windows 7 OS. That's a DirectX conflict...

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-gaming/civilization-iv-in-windows-7-gets-error-the/f7420698-91aa-47c0-a862-8f0c0cef30a3


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MrMari on July 09, 2011, 08:00:29 PM
Battlefield Play 4 Free. I can't get enough of this series. Does anyone who know if you can use a mouse and a keyboard for Battlefield 3 on the PS3? I just can't use those controllers for this game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on July 09, 2011, 09:53:54 PM
Battlefield Play 4 Free. I can't get enough of this series. Does anyone who know if you can use a mouse and a keyboard for Battlefield 3 on the PS3? I just can't use those controllers for this game.


HA! I have been talking about Battlefield 3 for some time now. I'm a huge fan of the series. I can help you with your question as well... you need PS3's Eagle Eye Converter, then you can use your own mouse and a keyboard!

(http://www.techshout.com/img/penguin-eagle-eye.jpg)

Frostbite 2 on the big screen! Good stuff. Thats what I'm going to do. :thumbup:

Calibration vid. SOrry for all the bad spelling... im sleepy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1M1TpCcBJU&feature=related


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MrMari on July 09, 2011, 10:57:44 PM
Battlefield Play 4 Free. I can't get enough of this series. Does anyone who know if you can use a mouse and a keyboard for Battlefield 3 on the PS3? I just can't use those controllers for this game.




HA! I have been talking about Battlefield 3 for some time now. I'm a huge fan of the series. I can help you with your question as well... you need PS3's Eagle Eye Converter, then you can use your own mouse and a keyboard!

([url]http://www.techshout.com/img/penguin-eagle-eye.jpg[/url])

Frostbite 2 on the big screen! Good stuff. Thats what I'm going to do. :thumbup:

Calibration vid. SOrry for all the bad spelling... im sleepy...
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1M1TpCcBJU&feature=related[/url]


Thanks man, thats exactly what I need! Never new that device existed.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on July 09, 2011, 11:13:31 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/13/Midnight_Club_II_Coverart.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Ratchet_%26_Clank_Future-_A_Crack_in_Time.jpg)
^not as good as this one:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b6/RaCbox.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: venomx on July 10, 2011, 07:42:06 PM
Quote
Thanks man, thats exactly what I need! Never new that device existed.  :thumbup:

Not a problem, glad to help.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on July 11, 2011, 08:42:57 AM
I picked up Bayonetta based on Doggett's recommendation.

Tell me what you thought !


 :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on July 11, 2011, 10:00:43 AM
I played the demo for Bayonetta a while back and boy does that game cater to the males out there.  Not only are bigger combos rewarded with the character in less clothing, but she keeps saying things that would make a nun blush.  Still it was a pretty fun demo and I may pick it up on sale one day.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on July 11, 2011, 08:07:26 PM
The Legend of the Zelda: Twilight Princess

I just picked the game up.  Only played it an hour before my parent took control of the TV the Wii was attached to.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: A.J. Bauer on July 16, 2011, 12:07:10 PM
I just beat Final Fantasy VII. I'm making progress in Final Fantasy V.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on July 18, 2011, 05:23:24 PM
Ninja Gaiden (Nintendo)- still can't beat it...

Any section in particular giving you trouble?

It's been forever, so more or less the whole game. Oh and I've played and beaten Super Mario 3 several times, but it is worth playing again and again!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 19, 2011, 07:26:30 AM
Still playing Nier.  I only need to find 3 more black pearls and 1 piece of pyrite and then I'll be able to get the last of my weapons fully upgraded.  I've been farming areas for materials for about two weeks now   :bouncegiggle:  Won't have much left then, just go through the last two endings, beat one boss within a time limit, and then play through the whole game in less than 15 hours (apparently you can do it in 5 or 6 pretty easily if you skip all the cutscenes and everything else).

Then it will be on to Fallout:  New Vegas. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 21, 2011, 06:39:36 AM
Got my platinum trophy for Nier. 

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Jack1982cpnier.png?t=1311248138)

That's 10 platinums now - I'm getting to be somewhat of a hardcore gamer   :bouncegiggle:  I loved Nier - wonderful characters, a great story and emotional theme music all combined to make it an unforgettable experience   :thumbup:

Tonight it's on to Fallout New Vegas.  Really looking forward to that   :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on July 21, 2011, 11:26:59 PM
It's been forever, so more or less the whole game. Oh and I've played and beaten Super Mario 3 several times, but it is worth playing again and again!


Ah, I was asking because many get stuck on the last level.  The easiest way is to just accept you won't make it and take out the final boss one form and then more then likely lose get sent back and work back to fight next form.  Sucks but you do get used to those last stages and much better over time.  The more you get used to the idea the less frustrating it gets in the long run.  

Got my platinum trophy for Nier. 

([url]http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Jack1982cpnier.png?t=1311248138[/url])

Tonight it's on to Fallout New Vegas.  Really looking forward to that   :smile:


Dam you Jack and your platinum trophies.   However, impressive and have gone back to Fallout: New Vegas.  It is funny going to it from Fallout 3 and forgetting how quickly things kill you without proper preparation. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on July 22, 2011, 01:44:16 AM
I admire Jack for his platinum trophies.

I pretty much always pick the hardest difficulty level available to me when I play a game, and I'm pretty sure it makes me absolutely detest games I should love.

I played God of War 3 on Titan difficulty, the hardest difficulty you can pick at the beginning. Playing that was so incredibly frustrating. To this day, I have no idea how I managed to make it through certain levels, and I was still one level away from the most difficult challenge.

Jack's like some sort of freaking superhero. I would destroy my TV in sheer spite if I had to do that.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 22, 2011, 07:51:10 AM
Aw, you guys are making me blush   :teddyr:

I always play on medium difficulty the first time through, and if I really like the game, then I start thinking about getting a plat and going through on a harder difficulty.  Once you're very familiar with everything, it's usually not too bad.  Or at least not soul-crushingly bad   :bouncegiggle:

Started New Vegas last night - why does everyone walk around like gravity is at 50%?  It's comical.  After playing Nier where the guy runs around at about 15 mph, wow - does it ever take forever to get anywhere in this game. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on July 22, 2011, 11:24:58 PM
I always play on medium difficulty the first time through, and if I really like the game, then I start thinking about getting a plat and going through on a harder difficulty.  Once you're very familiar with everything, it's usually not too bad.  Or at least not soul-crushingly bad   :bouncegiggle:

Good point, it helps to familiarize and learn where to go.  Helps in the long run plus you get a mental idea of where things will get hairy and how to conserve or plan ahead for it. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on July 25, 2011, 06:18:59 PM

Started New Vegas last night - why does everyone walk around like gravity is at 50%?  It's comical.  After playing Nier where the guy runs around at about 15 mph, wow - does it ever take forever to get anywhere in this game. 

One of my biggest complaints about Nier was how slow it took for the guy to run anywhere, and the repetitive battles with the Shades, as well as having to go back to the same areas a million times to collect materials that were story or quest specific.

However, the big boss monsters, and the huge fights with them, were some pretty good icing for the cake, so it was a decent game  :thumbup:   

But yeah, it took forever to get from point A to point B with Nier, so maybe they should have named the game Far instead.  :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on July 26, 2011, 11:00:44 PM
Was playing Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow on the computer, got all souls without using the gameshark. :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on July 27, 2011, 10:35:57 PM
Downloaded Warhammer 40k: Kill Team.  Not bad but I'm not too familiar with Warhammer 40k to really be overly enthusiastic.  Seems interesting though. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on July 29, 2011, 01:54:55 PM
Recently: A really awful old fighting game called "Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists Of Steel". 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on August 04, 2011, 05:00:28 PM
Splitting my time between Champions Online: Free for All and Star Wars Force Unleashed


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on August 04, 2011, 06:17:51 PM
Arkam Asylum


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 04, 2011, 09:34:41 PM
My son recently discovered my old Sega Genesis in the closet and since then we've been playin' a lot of Sonic the Hedgehog. Geez, it's been years since I've played that game and y'know what? I still suck at it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 13, 2011, 07:10:43 AM
Been playing Fallout New Vegas for several weeks now.  It really doesn't compare to Fallout 3.  Honestly, it seems like they just slapped this thing together for the sake of milking the franchise.  Every darned building you go into (with the exception of the casinos) is 100% recycled from buildings in Fallout 3 - it's equal parts comical and disappointing how little effort was put into this.  Damned near all of the quests just involve going waaaaaay across the map to talk to somebody, then go waaaaaay across the map to talk to somebody else.  I can easily go an entire evening with this game and do nothing but travel and talk   :lookingup:  And the voice acting is painfully mediocre - in Fallout 3 everyone you met was a unique, quirky and always believable character.  In this game it's just people reading the script into a microphone.  

And none of this stuff is very interesting at all.  Fallout 3 had a real mystique about it - I could set off across the wasteland at night, pan the camera up into the sky and look at the moon, listen to the moody theme music, and be completely immersed in the world.  This game doesn't have that.  It's all just so mundane.  It doesn't feel like a post-apocalyptic world at all, it just feels like one big sleazy sh!thole.

Oh well, Dead Island will be arriving Sept. 6.  Hopefully that will live up to expectations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg&feature=player_detailpage


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on August 13, 2011, 02:00:42 PM
I definitely wanna' give Dead Island a try.

Apparently the developers must have seen Fulci's Zombi 2 because in the trailer there was a scene of a single zombie walking down the street with a church tower behind him, just like in the movie.

Right now I got a copy of Call Of Duty: Black Ops and just went thru the hell of the Vietnam level in Khe Sahn. Now THAT was a fight.  :buggedout: Next level is somewhere in Hong Kong in the early 70's. Good shootout, but I keep getting killed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on August 18, 2011, 05:45:21 PM
Recently: Silk Worm, 1988 Tecmo (arcade)
(http://img.brothersoft.com/screenshots/softimage/s/silk_worm-255517-1246520621.jpeg)
Passable, not overly-impressive shooter where you can play as a chopper or a jeep (or 1p and 2p simultaneous play) and shoot enemies and bosses in this horizontal scroller.  Nice backgrounds for its time, but kinda unspectacular.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: wickednick on August 19, 2011, 07:37:48 AM
Just beat Knight of the Old Republic and have almost beat Dead Space 2 for a second time. Dead Space 2 is such an awesome game. My next games will be the Mass Effect series or maybe Chtulhu saves the world don't know which yet.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on August 19, 2011, 01:21:18 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51De5TWQq8L._AA300_.jpg)

 :cheers:


FLAWLESS VICTORY

 :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 19, 2011, 03:15:36 PM
My son recently discovered my old Sega Genesis in the closet and since then we've been playin' a lot of Sonic the Hedgehog. Geez, it's been years since I've played that game and y'know what? I still suck at it.

It is now official, my 8 year old can totally kick my ass at Sonic the Hedgehog. He's only been playin' it for a couple of weeks and yet he's already gotten further than I ever did in that game. A couple of days ago he got within a hair of completing it.

I am not sure if I should feel proud, or jealous. I mean, I've been playin' that game since before he was born for cryin' out loud!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on August 20, 2011, 01:39:41 PM
The Baconing, the return of Death Spank, not far but hoping it remains as humorous as the others

Edit: My mistake I thought it was familiar.  Was playing the second and didn't realize I had just preordered it on the PS Store. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on August 20, 2011, 03:21:33 PM
My son recently discovered my old Sega Genesis in the closet and since then we've been playin' a lot of Sonic the Hedgehog. Geez, it's been years since I've played that game and y'know what? I still suck at it.

It is now official, my 8 year old can totally kick my ass at Sonic the Hedgehog. He's only been playin' it for a couple of weeks and yet he's already gotten further than I ever did in that game. A couple of days ago he got within a hair of completing it.

I am not sure if I should feel proud, or jealous. I mean, I've been playin' that game since before he was born for cryin' out loud!!
Be proud of your son for recognizing the fun factor behind older, classic games like Sonic.  Keep him going on Genesis games if you can help it, like Gunstar Heroes, Phantasy Star IV, Thunder Force, Gaiares, Starflight, etc.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 30, 2011, 07:30:38 AM
I'm still putzing around with Fallout New Vegas.  Got over 100 hours into it now.  Played through one of the endings a couple nights ago - it was exactly the sort of ho-hum "why did I even have to do that?" type of thing I'd expect from this game.  The epilogue was pretty cool though, probably the most engaging part of the whole experience.  Now I suppose I'll go back to some old game saves and go through the rest of the endings, just to be thorough about things.  The last few nights I've been going for trophies, killing a bunch of guys with unarmed combat 'til the trophy popped, then I did the same with melee weapons (a chainsaw - that was kind of fun   :teddyr: ) Now I'm killing everybody with explosives.

Still got a week before Dead Island arrives.  I dunno, maybe if I get real ambitious I'll try to platinum this.  Don't really see that happening though.  These trophies are really boring to get and I don't care too much for this game in the first place.  

Michael Dorn (Worf from Star Trek:  The Next Generation) did the voice of one of the characters.  He was so nice, asking me if I might help him out with a problem he was having.  You should have seen the look of surprise when I disemboweled him with my chainsaw.   :teddyr:  Sorry dude, I'm trying to get a trophy here.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on August 30, 2011, 01:55:35 PM
Recently: Buck Rogers In The Planet Of Zoom, 1982 Sega.  Kinda cool old arcade game with a feel that predates Space Harrier


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: ghouck on August 30, 2011, 02:26:03 PM
Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It's OK, glad they got away from that 'community ammo' BS they used in the second game, but there aren't multiple ammo types for weapons like in the first. Seems to be a really long game though.

Also, Borderlands, of course.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on August 30, 2011, 03:28:49 PM
I've been playing Naughty Bear which is surprisingly addictive (doing away with cute teddy bears who all think they're so much better than you) and The Saboteur which is kind of like a GTA game expect set in Nazi occupied France and you get to play the good guy trying to fight the Nazis (it's a pretty fun game too). Also tried Bayonetta and while the game play pace is faster than I'm used to, it was fun too from what I played of it so far.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on August 31, 2011, 07:16:57 PM
Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime

Been going through some old games before the next college term arrives.  I've been playing the game for a while and about half way through it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on September 02, 2011, 09:29:09 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/7/74/20090416204404!Ghostbusters_videogame_front2.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on September 05, 2011, 11:30:56 PM
Finally caved and bought a used PS2 so I could experience some classic Sony games for myself. Been playing "Shadow of the Colossus" for a bit since it's what I bought along with the system ($80 for the whole console, game, controller and memory card package? Not bad, I think.)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on September 06, 2011, 01:32:16 AM
Finally caved a bought a used PS2 so I could experience some classic Sony games for myself. Been playing "Shadow of the Colossus" for a bit since it's what I bought along with the system ($80 for the whole console, game, controller and memory card package? Not bad, I think.)

Shadow of the Colossus is a stupendous game.

It's actually coming out in a remastered version for the PS3, along with Ico, sometime later this month. I'm looking forward to playing it again.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 06, 2011, 06:37:54 AM
Congrat's on the PS2 purchase Gravekeeper!  Soooo many great games for that system it's unbelievable.  I think my all time favorite was Drakan: The Ancients Gates.  Played through it about 6 times at least, and it's a LONG game.  If you're interested in racing games, Gran Turismo 4 is about as good as it gets.  Then there's Resident Evil 4 if you like a bit of horror, Metal Gear Solid 3:  Snake Eater for a good action/adventure/shooter, Final Fantasy XII for some RPG fun...the list is pretty much endless   :teddyr:

I'm looking forward to the remastered versions of Silent Hill 2 & 3 for the PS3.  I'm a huge horror fan but for some reason never got around to playing either of those, so to experience them for the first time in HD -  :teddyr:

But for today, Dead Island will be arriving this afternoon!   :thumbup:  From what I've been reading it sounds like it won't disappoint.  The reviewer at Destructoid proclaimed it to be "F***ing fun!"  


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on September 06, 2011, 04:24:52 PM
Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It's OK, glad they got away from that 'community ammo' BS they used in the second game, but there aren't multiple ammo types for weapons like in the first. Seems to be a really long game though.

Also, Borderlands, of course.

Borderlands is awesome!!!

I was one of the guys who waited for it to go down in price, and wound up getting the GOTY Edition with all the extra content.  And naturally, the first guy I'm using is the Soldier Guy (gotta' play with all the guns first,  :wink:)

Prior to that, it took me about 2 months to finally beat Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow but let me tell you man, what a game that was!  Voice acting by Patrick Stewart and Michael Dorn as well! And the story was very good too. Play it if you can  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on September 06, 2011, 10:57:59 PM
Sounds like I should pick up Borderlands as keep seeing it being marked down in price at Wally World. I've gone back to playing RED DEAD REDEMPTION which I could probably play forever and not get tired of it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on September 07, 2011, 02:43:13 AM
I finally sat down and played through Batman: Arkham Asylum, which I put off for no reasons I can fathom. Fantastic game, it is great to play a game made by people who truly understand the character. I love the fact that game is peppered with insides to the entire Batman mythos. This Batman lives in the entire continuity. I also love that they got Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill to reprise their roles, as well as some other quality voice actors.

I also need to stop playing games on their hardest difficulty level. Playing on the medium difficulty level, you really feel like Batman, kicking ass and not bothering to take names (Why would you? You're Batman.). Playing on hard you feel like a retarded chimp who can be killed by any random schmo.

Then again, I don't do things because they are easy, I do them because they are hard.

I also got some way through 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. It's a DS title, and it isn't really a game, more of a "interactive novel." The story is interesting, but the characters and dialogue are garbage. There are six endings to the game. My first play-through netted me one of the bad endings. I'm playing through again just so I can see what was actually going on. I can't really recommend it, unless you are a fan of these sorts of games. "These games" being a peculiar subset of Japanese games that are most commonly found in hentai stroke-fests.

Eh, it's not terrible, just not the sort of game I'm looking for.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on September 07, 2011, 09:34:17 PM
I am also playing through Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  I'm enjoying it - it definitely gets more fun as it goes, much like the first game, when you get better augs. 

Also, I FINALLY started playing Pier Solar.  For those not in the know, it's a Genesis RPG that came out at the very very end of 2010.  Yeah, a new one, made on new cartridges.  Pretty spiffy I think.  I pre-ordered it like two years before it came out for $35 shipped.  Too bad I didn't buy like 5 of them.  They're going for $150-$200 on eBay already.  Not going to sell it though.  Mine is 533/800 (they made 2400 of the initial batches, 800 in each region). 

Anyway, the game is actually a quite solid traditional J-RPG.  It gets bonus points for doing the dialogue similar to how Shining Force did (with variable portraits who move when talking), which adds a lot of character.  There's also a significant amount of fairly well-written dialogue.  Only downside is random battles, which I've always disliked.  The encounter rate I would describe as moderate to moderately high.  Still fun though, and a great collector's item for a Genesis fan like me.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on September 08, 2011, 01:59:54 AM

Currently obsessing over Deus Ex Human Revolution.  It's fun, but has a few glitches everynow and then.  Love the story but it's nowhere near as complicated as I was expecting.  The story is pretty much awesome, though fairly predictable. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcsd6mJ3R08



That above video is a teaser video based on Deus Ex Human Revolution [it doesn't have anything to do with the game other than the plot elements] and I would love for someone to make a movie based off this trailer as it blows my mind grapes.  Pretty cool.

 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 08, 2011, 06:49:36 AM
Been playing Dead Island for the last two evenings.  Pretty fun game.  A tropical island paradise, except for those darned zombies   :teddyr:  Big open world, tons of sidequests - must have picked up 10 of them in 5 minutes last night, that should keep me busy for a while.  I was driving around in a pickup running over the undead;  got 50 of them so far.  There's tons of different weapons you can pick up, and they degrade with use, so there's benches where you can repair, upgrade or fashion new weapons.  There's also money and various items you can pick up all over the place.  Weapons repairs and upgrades cost money.  I especially enjoy the cutting weapons as you can chop off limbs.  Kicking is a very useful skill as well, especially for when several zombies come after you simultaneously.  There are also guns (I haven't got one yet), and you can throw weapons too.  Once I get farther into it I think combat will become a lot more varied and fun.

Only complaint is that some stuff just isn't explained very well at all - like the weapons menu.  There's three rows that you can put weapons in...I have no idea what that's for.  And last night I tried to pick up an item, but I guess my inventory was full, so for some reason it dropped my prized meat cleaver (which I'd just spent a good bit of money upgrading) so I could pick the other item up.  Then my cleaver completely disappeared from the game.  WTF?  Oh well.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on September 08, 2011, 08:15:03 PM
Finally caved and bought a used PS2 so I could experience some classic Sony games for myself. Been playing "Shadow of the Colossus" for a bit since it's what I bought along with the system ($80 for the whole console, game, controller and memory card package? Not bad, I think.)
I recommend Ratchet and Clank  :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on September 10, 2011, 08:23:13 PM
Finally caved and bought a used PS2 so I could experience some classic Sony games for myself. Been playing "Shadow of the Colossus" for a bit since it's what I bought along with the system ($80 for the whole console, game, controller and memory card package? Not bad, I think.)
I recommend Ratchet and Clank  :cheers:

I'll second that recommendation. 

Also, roleplaying and survival horror titles are strong on the system.  It would be good to play some of the out their titles also.  There were quite a few that got bogged down in between other titles you can't find some.  If you are looking for Shadow of the Colossus, Ico as mentioned earlier should also be entertaining.  You may also want to try Viewtiful Joe, Kingdom Hearts, Silent Hill 2, Fatal Frame Series, Siren, Beyond Good and Evil, Jak and Daxter, Devil May Cry and God of War.  Don't which you like but that should be a good start. 

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 prepping for Battlefield 3. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on September 10, 2011, 08:51:04 PM
Been playing Dead Island for the last two evenings.  Pretty fun game.  A tropical island paradise, except for those darned zombies   :teddyr:  Big open world, tons of sidequests - must have picked up 10 of them in 5 minutes last night, that should keep me busy for a while.  I was driving around in a pickup running over the undead;  got 50 of them so far.  There's tons of different weapons you can pick up, and they degrade with use, so there's benches where you can repair, upgrade or fashion new weapons.  There's also money and various items you can pick up all over the place.  Weapons repairs and upgrades cost money.  I especially enjoy the cutting weapons as you can chop off limbs.  Kicking is a very useful skill as well, especially for when several zombies come after you simultaneously.  There are also guns (I haven't got one yet), and you can throw weapons too.  Once I get farther into it I think combat will become a lot more varied and fun.

Only complaint is that some stuff just isn't explained very well at all - like the weapons menu.  There's three rows that you can put weapons in...I have no idea what that's for.  And last night I tried to pick up an item, but I guess my inventory was full, so for some reason it dropped my prized meat cleaver (which I'd just spent a good bit of money upgrading) so I could pick the other item up.  Then my cleaver completely disappeared from the game.  WTF?  Oh well.



Oh man, your weapons disappear when you pick up others? That's not cool...

There too, Deep Silver, the company behind the XBox 360 version of their PC hit Risen, seem committed to things like this-even the bugs of the PC version were ported to the '360 version-the final end boss was a b***h to kill because of it..if Deep SIlver keeps doing stuff this bad, they're gonna' be in Deep S*it..

I wonder if the trailer for the game is a nod to Fulci's Zombie 2? I say so because the one scene shows the lone zombie shambling down the street amid the backdrop of an abandoned village (remember the woman in Zombie who had the hallucination before she died in the hospital.) Just a thought.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 11, 2011, 06:36:13 AM
Oh man, your weapons disappear when you pick up others? That's not cool...

There too, Deep Silver, the company behind the XBox 360 version of their PC hit Risen, seem committed to things like this-even the bugs of the PC version were ported to the '360 version-the final end boss was a b***h to kill because of it..if Deep SIlver keeps doing stuff this bad, they're gonna' be in Deep S*it..

I wonder if the trailer for the game is a nod to Fulci's Zombie 2? I say so because the one scene shows the lone zombie shambling down the street amid the backdrop of an abandoned village (remember the woman in Zombie who had the hallucination before she died in the hospital.) Just a thought.

I'm pretty sure it was just because my weapons inventory was full.  And I didn't notice it right away, so maybe after I walked off a ways and came back, the weapon had disappeared or something.  I make REAL sure to always drop some crummy weapon to open up an inventory slot before picking up another one now.

They're having some problems with this game.  They apparently released the Xbox 360 dev kit on Steam as the PC version, then when they issued a patch for it, it wiped out everyone's game saves.  The console version seems to have some major glitches if you go online.  It defaults to a LAN connection and is therefore offline as far as the internet is concerned, but if you change it - which of course you need to do if you want to play it online - then it quits autosaving.  And there's no manual save option.  People are losing hours and hours of progress.  They issued a patch, but people are complaining that it resets all the stat's to zero.  So if you're 90% of the way to getting a trophy, well, now you're back where you were at the beginning of the game.

Luckily I've been playing offline exclusively and haven't set that LAN thing to online, so I haven't experienced any problems. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on September 11, 2011, 02:00:51 PM
Damn, Jack...I'm glad I don't play online in some cases. Online has seen it's share of problems as of lately and in general.  That too, and the ever-shrinking role of the offline single player.  :bluesad:

Seems as if the most exclusive stuff is for online-er's today, while the basic stuff is for the single player folks. I hope we don't see the day single player is eliminated altogether..


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on September 13, 2011, 05:09:41 PM
Hey Jack, here's a little something for you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoLadZotBuE&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 14, 2011, 07:08:55 AM
^ LOL, I think I need to level up my character about 500 more times before I can do that   :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on September 17, 2011, 09:21:47 AM
this game:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/R%26C_FTD_Box_Art-RP-thumb.jpg)
It's fun, but I still maintain that the original is still the best.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on September 17, 2011, 01:35:07 PM
this game:
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/R%26C_FTD_Box_Art-RP-thumb.jpg[/url])
It's fun, but I still maintain that the original is still the best.


I personally say the third game was the best of the series.  The first game was good, but the health system made the game very difficult. The second game was defenitely solid, but the space sequences were annoying and very difficult to manage.  The third was probably the best, where it improved upon everything the series had built up to at that point and left a near perfect game (those Captain Quartz or what not levels were frustrating).


Currently, I am playing Trauma Center: Under the Knife for the Nintendo DS.  Frankly, I have just determine that I'm not cut out (no pun intended) to be a surgeon.  The guy I was working on in the first level now has a lot of scars all over his arm due to me failing to stich up his wound properly.  However, he didn't die and that is the most important thing in the end.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61H429F03BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 24, 2011, 07:25:13 AM
Finished up Dragon Age Origins last night.  A year ago I played through about three-quarters of it, so that was kind of nice to finally finish it.  The ending was pretty darned good.  I suppose I'll putz around with that for the next couple of weeks, doing some trophy hunting, until Rage comes out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3G5b26w46I4


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on September 24, 2011, 12:36:44 PM
Gears 3 like the Horde mode better then from Gears 2.  However, haven't tried Beast mode yet and am curious on the actual campaign. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 12, 2011, 07:07:45 AM
Been playing Rage for a week or so now.  Meh, it's okay.  I was really hoping it would be an action/RPG type game, but it's very much a shooter.  No story at all that I've encountered yet - you start out in a little post-apocalyptic settlement, do some errands for some guy (voiced by John Goodman), solely to level up your weapons.  Then you go to a nearby town and putz around over there, solely to level up your vehicle.  You can do a bit of racing, which is okay.  On medium difficulty, I finished 2nd in my first race and have won every single race since then.  You go around and talk to a bunch of people - they send you to shoot some guys and run some more errands.  

Maybe it will develop some story later on, I dunno.  It's kind of the same as Dead Island in that there doesn't seem to be any point to anything except to level up your stuff.  Going around shooting guys just for the sake of shooting guys...even PS2 shooters were a hell of a lot better than that.  What's happening to the gaming industry these days?  Appealing to the lowest common denominator I guess.  I think I should just go back to playing games that came out a few years ago when they used to have stories and some freaking depth to them.

I canceled my Skyrim pre-order too - probably need 5 or 6 patches before it's actually finished;  that's the way games are made these days.  I'll just play God of War 3 and Uncharted 2 (both of which I've already got), and then maybe get Mass Effect 2 when I need something new.  I'm sick of paying full price for games that just don't live up to my expectations any more.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on October 12, 2011, 11:38:16 PM
Been playing Rage for a week or so now.  Meh, it's okay.  

Been playing as well.  I like the quasi Borderlands feel but it seems lacking, too many fetch and deliver quests with little exploration time.  Too straightforward, would have preferred more open ended and leveling up. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 13, 2011, 09:24:42 AM
Finished up Dragon Age Origins last night.  A year ago I played through about three-quarters of it, so that was kind of nice to finally finish it.  The ending was pretty darned good.  I suppose I'll putz around with that for the next couple of weeks, doing some trophy hunting, until Rage comes out.


What a coincidence---I just finished DAO myself.  It's really impressive but I have a few minor quibbles.  One being, I didn't realize I'd be locked out of the game after completing the main quest.  I had hoped to go back and do all the side quests I skipped because they weren't of pressing importance.  Now I'll have to start a whole new game and play through focusing solely on doing every side quest.  I guess there are worse things.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 18, 2011, 09:25:22 AM
Still playing Rage.  Now that I'm about 8 hours into it, it's gotten more fun.  Still just a very average shooter though.  Go into some crummy building, shoot everybody in there, get the item, return to the quest giver.  Get another mission where you go into some crummy building, etc.  And there are also sidequests where you can go into the same crummy building you were just in, shoot all the same guys, but retrieve a different item. 

Still only the vaguest hint of a story.  From what everyone on the video game forums are saying, the last hour where the "story" wraps up is really disappointing.

Oh well.  I thought it was going to more of an action/RPG type thing.  Guess I should have researched it a bit better before plunking down sixty bucks for it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on October 18, 2011, 09:25:49 AM
When my sister brings her PS3 down from college, I'm playing Midnight Club: Los Angeles The Complete Edition.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 28, 2011, 12:19:38 PM
Been playing Uncharted 2 for a few evenings now.  Finally, something with a story and characters!  Gameplay's great too, nice smooth controls, a good variety of environments and a bit of puzzle solving.

Ordered Resident Evil 5 just now.  I had a $10 credit for pre-ordering something and they gave me free shipping for some reason too, so it was only $6.50.  I guess this is more action/adventure and less horror, but I watched a bit of a video review and it looked pretty cool.

Picked up Mass Effect 2 as well.  I really liked the demo and from what the reviewers say, it should be right up my alley.  Now watch me hate it.   :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on November 01, 2011, 12:32:26 AM
Battlefield 3 - good but I was hoping for more in a way.  I think that is our problem as gamers.  We have high expectations and things don't usually work out the way we want them to do.  However, on a side note 10 days or so till Skyrim. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on November 13, 2011, 12:40:35 AM
Started playing Skyrim.  :)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on November 13, 2011, 01:14:37 AM
Started playing Skyrim.  :)

Lucky dog!!! How is it??


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Vik on November 13, 2011, 02:07:08 AM
 I started playing Portal 2 yesterday, which besides the nausea I got for some reason (motion sickness?), was a lot of fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 13, 2011, 09:10:27 AM
Finished up Uncharted 2 the other day, now I'm doing a second playthrough on hard difficulty to get some trophies.  These Uncharted games are awesome for multiple playthroughs. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 13, 2011, 09:58:47 AM
Started playing Skyrim.  :)

See you next year.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on November 13, 2011, 10:55:16 AM
Started playing Skyrim.  :)

Lucky dog!!! How is it??

Thus far, it is excellent indeed!  So far, I would say superior to Elder Scrolls IV.  Sure starts with a bang, too.  I have only played a couple of hours and change so far, but after the kids go to bed tonight I hope to get in a few more hours.  :)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on November 13, 2011, 02:22:06 PM
Actually lately I've been playing WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 - enjoying it so far and haven't even gotten into the Create a Wrestler section yet.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on November 14, 2011, 02:02:27 AM
Xbox playing tendons are sore...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on November 14, 2011, 10:25:07 AM
Super Punch Out
Maximum Carnage
Half Life


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on November 17, 2011, 12:08:01 PM
Skyrim - thus far enjoying it but not liking the menu system.   Would have been better if the game was more like Oblivion with menus.  Other than that, it has been quite enjoyable.  It feels more engrossing in many ways.  I tend to like when you are out of Cyrodil.  It allows you to see the other cultures in the series and enjoy something exotic. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on November 22, 2011, 09:56:26 AM
I've been playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. So far, I like it. Some new characters have been added, and it tries to combine the visual style of Twilight Princess and Wind Waker, which is occasionally kind of odd, but it's growing on me. The interface is a bit different, and I'm still getting used to it, but I think it will turn out to be a worthy installment of the Zelda franchise. And it comes with a symphonic soundrack CD to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the games. I haven't listened to all of it yet, but so far it is very nice.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 24, 2011, 06:24:28 PM
Got a shiny new platinum trophy for Uncharted 2.  Beating the game on crushing difficulty was, um...challenging.   :bouncegiggle:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/uncharted2plaT.png)

Next up is Mass Effect 2.  Really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on November 26, 2011, 09:22:09 PM
Got a shiny new platinum trophy for Uncharted 2.  Beating the game on crushing difficulty was, um...challenging.   :bouncegiggle:

Nicely done, Jack.  I'm still lacking in platinum trophies. 

Been playing LA Noire, Saint's Row the Third, and Duke Nukem Forever.  Duke isn't great but at a special for $10 from Gamestop on Friday why not?

LA Noire is interesting.  I'm quite engrossed in it and feel they took time to recreate the 1940's LA.  Feels very much like Red Dead Redemption from the side of the law and more modern.  I am enjoying quite a bit. 

Saint's Row is alright but very open world and so haven't progressed much.   


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on November 28, 2011, 09:55:08 AM
When Black Friday came, I went out a bought 7 games (most used since there was a bargin on them), so I've been playing them:

Cursed Mountain: A mountain climber comes to the Himalayas in search of his brother who went missing climbing the Chomolonzo Mountain.  As he arrives there, he learns that mountain is a very sacred place and that his brother has distrubed the goddess of the mountain, rearing a terrible venegence on all those who live in there and dare climb it.  It's pretty good so far, with some very nice graphics.  Shame it isn't as well known as it should.

Metroid: Other M: Here's a game that everyone loves hating on. Samus arrives at this space port upon hearing an SOS coming from it and runs into her old team and commander before she became a bounty hunter.  She works them in trying to discover what happen to the port.  Outside of the hilarous voice acting and wonky controls occasionally, this is a pretty solid title.

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros Treasure: A small pirate boy and his flying golden monkey are on the hunt for the missing pieces of skeleton that belongs to the ghost of Barbaros.  In return for bringing all his pieces together, they get his ship and part of his treasure.  This is very fun game and an interesting puzzle one at that.  Really uses the motion controls on the Wii for great effect.

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love: In the 1920's, a boy joins the armored division of a special force in New York that is meant to protect everyone from great danger, where ever it may be.  It's part stragety RPG, part dating sim.  Seriously.  If I learn anything from this game, it's not to be a wuss in front of the ladies and to act badly towards my boss to impress them.  I'm not sure if this is accurate or not.

Sonic Colors: Doctor Eggman makes an amusement park in space and Sonic decides to destroy before opening day because he suspects Eggman's up to something despite showing nothing at all.  What a jerk.  I've only played two real Sonic games in the past and since it has been a long time since I played either of them, I'm not sure how this game stands up to them.  However, ignoring that, this is a pretty fun game.  Smooth controls, good graphics, and fun music.  I'm enjoying this a lot.

I still haven't played my other two games yet, Metroid Prime 3 and Super Mario Galaxy, but I will soon enough.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: FatFreddysCat on November 28, 2011, 03:54:41 PM
Been workin' on upping my Galaga skillz lately. Current high score is 178K and change....


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on November 29, 2011, 10:15:41 PM
Been workin' on upping my Galaga skillz lately. Current high score is 178K and change....
I only just recently started averaging over 100K, WITHOUT the "no-fire" cheat. 
Went to an arcade in downtown Portland called Ground Kontrol last night and topped my high scores with Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man, the latter of which I busted out 235,860 on! (even though it was the sped-up cabinet, which is what nearly all of the Ms. Pac Man cabinets are set to)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on November 30, 2011, 12:00:10 PM
I continue with my game playing adventures with Metriod: Other M.  The story continues on its path to hilarity, while the gameplay continues, on the otherhand, to be enjoyable but hard.  Lots of fun action with shooting aliens and blast their heads off from above.  Just wish the story would get to that level.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 02, 2011, 11:13:06 AM
Been playing Mass Effect 2 for a while now.  Very good game.  You play as a military commander who's trying to assemble a team to defend the galaxy from an upcoming attack by mysterious aliens.  There's a star chart you move around to travel to various solar systems, and you find main story missions or sidequests on some of the planets.  Little sidequests can take as little as 10 minutes, while big story missions might take several hours.  The writing and voice acting is excellent, really making you feel as if the characters are real people.  It's very story-heavy, and very tied into the events of the first game - which I didn't play - so I feel a bit lost at times.  I can still get the general drift of it though.  Combat is pretty good.  It's third-person cover-based stuff, and the cover mechanic could use a bit of work, but it's serviceable.  There are plenty of RPG elements for obtaining and levelling up weapons and abilities, as well as armor.  Lots of dialogue trees, but I feel that they don't give you much choice other than to be polite or rude while saying the same thing.  Graphics are mediocre.

I'm finding it pretty addicting.  Good variety of environments, gameplay is varied and fun, and it creates a believable world I can almost feel that I'm really living in.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on December 02, 2011, 11:39:57 PM
Sports Champions for the PS3 Move. Pretty straight forward and simplistic stuff really but surprisingly fun to play.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 10, 2011, 12:11:55 PM
Finished Mass Effect 2 - what a superb game.  It may very well be my favorite game I've ever played.  The characters are well written and the voice acting is top notch.  I really felt as if I knew all 11 of my team members as real people, with real personalities and real backstories.  It's great the way you go on a mission with each one individually, really lets you get to know them.  The story was fairly straightforward, but unlike other games that have a main quest and a bunch of totally unrelated sidequests, this felt more like a main plot and subplots - it all tied together.  The whole thing unfolded in such a way that I was just hugely impressed with it.  The ending was more dramatic than most movies.  It's surprisingly atmospheric in spots too.

10/10   :thumbup:

Now I'm playing through a second time, on insanity difficulty.  This is going to take a while   :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on December 13, 2011, 09:10:50 AM
Continuing on with the games I bought recently...

Super Mario Galaxy: Was just about to put my sanity to the test with one of the Prankster Comets when the game glitched out on me.  Got to return it soon.  :bluesad:

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love: I am now sub-captain of the NYC's armored mech division and also currently in court trying to saved Harlem from being trashed by an evil land development company.  Also, I learned that if you imply that a girl may be slightly heavy, she'll hate you regardless of everything nice you done for her so far.  She went from a very motivated individual and unmotivated in a blink of an eye.

Cursed Mountain: I continue my hike up a mountain and about 18000 ft up and I get pushed off a cliff by an old woman.  Also, I get attacked by evil spirits and a demon bird.  Not my best hiking trip I ever been on.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on December 13, 2011, 09:22:57 AM
Splatterhouse (2010)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/Splatterhouse.jpg)

I don't care what the critics think, this is a great game. Some people have complained about Splatterhouse having a thin storyline. Now despite the fact that even I admit that the story ain't much, why should that be a problem? Since when did video games stories have to be equivalent to Shakespeare? To those who complain about this aspect about Splatterhouse, allow me to inform you on something: The critically acclaimed fan fave Super Mario Bros. did not have a complex storyline. All you did was go from point A to point B in an attempt to rescue the princess who was more often than enough in another castle.

For the critics who whine about the excess gore, it's called Splatterhouse for a reason. What the hell were you expecting?

Anyway like I said: don't pay attention to the idiotic reviews and give this game a chance.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on December 13, 2011, 12:07:03 PM
I started out with Saints Row 2 on the PS3 and fell in love with the unreal hyper-violent world full of rude and crude humor. So I bought Saints Row 3. Oh...my...god! Yeah, they dropped some of the options and there isn't a million different things to occupy your time, but given the huge boost in graphics and the insanity of the game, who can help but giggle in delight while fighting carload after carload of people dressed in various mascot outfits (bunnies, cats, hot dogs, beer bottles, energy drink cans, etc.). Or loading up on the various cheat codes and going on a non-stop bloodbath rampage with infinite ammo and super-sized explosions that set off chain reaction carnage as tanks, APCs, cars and so on are thrown skyward as each blast apart, throwing entire portions of the vehicles at you as other gang members, National Guard, police and bystanders swarm around you.

Is it obvious that I just love blowing sh!t up in video games?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 18, 2011, 01:26:25 PM
Got a nice little platinum trophy for Mass Effect 2   :teddyr:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/trophycard12.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Criswell on December 27, 2011, 01:44:53 PM
Got Skyrim yesterday at 2pm.... and played until 9am.

Who needs a social life?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: KYGOTC on December 27, 2011, 02:04:19 PM
Bin' revisiting the first game I ever bought with my own money.... SPACE STATION SILICON VALLEY!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDc4g-5Tec4&feature=related


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on December 27, 2011, 08:32:30 PM
Been doing a lot of SKYRIM over the break.  LOVE IT!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Javakoala on December 28, 2011, 11:28:03 AM
Skyrim is a hoot. I like Oblivion but Skyrim is a bit more refined in how the NPCs go about their lives, so it seems more natural. The environments seem more realistic as well with the most subdued colors that are fitting of the northern regions. And the dragons are a freaking pain to kill. I guess if I would just work through more of the story line and spend less time wandering around trying to find weird stuff, I'd be better prepared to fight the scaley pidgeons.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on December 28, 2011, 11:54:00 AM
I love the loot you get from dragons, though!
The story overall just impresses the heck out of me.  The Battle of Whiterun was amazing!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 04, 2012, 12:33:31 AM
I started out with Saints Row 2 on the PS3 and fell in love with the unreal hyper-violent world full of rude and crude humor. So I bought Saints Row 3. Oh...my...god! Yeah, they dropped some of the options and there isn't a million different things to occupy your time, but given the huge boost in graphics and the insanity of the game, who can help but giggle in delight while fighting carload after carload of people dressed in various mascot outfits (bunnies, cats, hot dogs, beer bottles, energy drink cans, etc.). Or loading up on the various cheat codes and going on a non-stop bloodbath rampage with infinite ammo and super-sized explosions that set off chain reaction carnage as tanks, APCs, cars and so on are thrown skyward as each blast apart, throwing entire portions of the vehicles at you as other gang members, National Guard, police and bystanders swarm around you.

Is it obvious that I just love blowing sh!t up in video games?

Been on Saints Row 3 on 360.  Enjoying it quite a bit and hadn't played the originals and bought that two pack they offer.  Right now on track for Saints Row 3 to be the first retail game I have 100% achievements. 

For those on Skyrim, I enjoy the graphics, feel and story but most appreciate the ease of magic use.  I never was a big fan in earlier games but love it in Skyrim.  I actually like to dual wield Sparks and get a Emperor Palpatine joy ruining the lives of many in the landscape. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on January 04, 2012, 07:51:34 AM
It is an amazing game all right, I love the fact that the Dwemer ruins play a prominent role in the storyline, even if the Falmer are beastly hard to kill!!!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 04, 2012, 10:32:41 PM
It is an amazing game all right, I love the fact that the Dwemer ruins play a prominent role in the storyline, even if the Falmer are beastly hard to kill!!!

I remember my first encounter with them around level 15.  I thought some easy barbarian types.  Around 10 deaths later, I think I cleared them out of that dungeon.  I also have trouble with the Altmer inquisitors.  I like their stuff, they don't like me taking it.  It ends terribly on both sides. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on January 10, 2012, 10:50:15 AM
Fallout: New Vegas. Pretty fun so far and it looks like they took care of the game-breaking bugs. Now, if only my character's gun arm would stop jumping up about a foot for no reason...and it would be nice if the game stopped randomly flinging headless bodies at high speed when I leave buildings in Freeside.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 10, 2012, 11:59:03 AM
Neat little video for you Skyrim guys   :teddyr:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q9Dv4Hmf_O8#!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: BTM on January 10, 2012, 03:59:56 PM
Well, like always, I'm waaay behind on all the interactive entertainment.  I don't have a computer anymore, but I recently acquired a PS2 my niece was kind enough to loan me, so I've been playing that a lot lately.  (Before that I was strictly a old school PC gamer nut, mainly cause I couldn't afford a newer PC to play the latest stuff.)  Course, the upside to all this is I can play all kinds of awesome games that are usually $10!

Except of course for some games that I've got an interest that are still going for $20, 30, sometimes even 40(!) dollars.  I guess it's a combination of them being rare and cult favs or something, I don't know.  (For example, any of the games related to the Persona series.)

Anyway, right now I'm playing Final Fantasy 12, which is pretty neat.  Been at it for about six hours of game time, so that means I've probably gotten through about .05 percent of it.

Elsewhere, I'm also going through The Suffering, a horror game where you play a guy who's on Death Row when suddenly a bunch of monsters invade the prison and start killing everything that moves.  I wonder though if anyone, while playing, has counted up the number of dead guard corpses.  Get this weird feeling that even for a prison that size, there guard prisoner ratio must be like 40:1 or so... :)

Recently finished Devil May Cry 1.  Awesome game, can't say enough about it.  The graphics are really great even though (I think) it's one of the older PS2 games.  Only nitpick though I have storywise is in a climatic part of the game (MILD SPOILERS) Trish turns out to be working for the bad guy (END SPOILERS).  And this somehow comes as a SURPRISE to Dante.  Wait, this is the same girl who IMPALED YOU with your OWN sword when you guys first met, has been mysteriously absent throughout most of the game, and that you've known for all of what, a few hours, maybe?  And you're SURPRISED by this?  Man, Dante, you're not too bright.

So, yeah, that's what I've been doing. 

Anyone have any PS2 recommendations? 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 10, 2012, 05:37:30 PM
Anyway, right now I'm playing Final Fantasy 12, which is pretty neat.  Been at it for about six hours of game time, so that means I've probably gotten through about .05 percent of it.


I think I was at about 99 hours when I finished that game.  A huge favorite of mine   :thumbup:

My all-time favorite PS2 game was probably Drakan The Ancient Gates.  Big open world action RPG type thing.    Plenty of hack 'n' slash combat, you level up your weapons and armor, and can choose to specialize in melee combat, magic or archery.  Or dabble in all three.  Just tons and tons of different environments in the game, a really likable main character, you can fly around and do battle on the back of a dragon, and it's a pretty darned long game too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pt5TXTx4yA&feature=related


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Derf on January 11, 2012, 10:32:28 PM
I just joined the XBOX 360 crowd. My first game is Alice: Madness Returns. So far I am enjoying it immensely. But then again, I'm crazy, too.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on January 12, 2012, 12:42:40 AM
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin on my sister's DS, nearly done with it and loving it! :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 12, 2012, 08:22:41 AM
Currently being worn out by this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/09/ABBA_You_Can_Dance_box_art.jpg/250px-ABBA_You_Can_Dance_box_art.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on January 13, 2012, 09:07:50 PM
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin on my sister's DS, nearly done with it and loving it! :thumbup:

I was searching for this game.  Glad to hear it is good.

Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice
* Currently working on four seperate cases: Hit-And-Run, Murder, Noodle Cart thef, and panty thief.  Two of these things are not alike.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on January 14, 2012, 12:11:27 AM
Threw this on in recent days.  I forgot how much a pain the last part of St. Francis' Folly is.  Sure is fun falling a dozen stories and hearing Lara scream before she crunches in a heap, though.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Tomb_Raider_1_Box.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on January 14, 2012, 09:27:16 AM
SKYRIM Dilemma . . . .to slay Parthenaax, or not to slay Parthenaax - that is the question!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 15, 2012, 08:37:23 AM
Been playing Dragon Age 2 for a while now.  I think I must be getting close to the end.  It's a medieval fantasy / RPG game.  I'm having a really good time with it, mostly for it's story and characters.  You play as a person who's city has been wiped out by the blight (an invasion by evil forces that took place during the first game, Dragon Age Origins).  So you come as a refugee to a new city, and over the course of the game progress from a lowly nobody to the Champion of the city.  The main story deals with the mages, who are distrusted by society due to their ability to use magic, and their resentment of efforts to control them.  There's really no right or wrong, just different people with different priorities. 

Gemeplay is good, mostly just button mashing but that's okay.  The inventory system has been somewhat simplified from the first game, which has both good and bad points.  Overall I don't really mind I guess.  The quests, and innumerable sidequests, are what make the game.  They're all interesting and every time I think I'll do one more 20 minute quest, it ends up having five additional parts and next thing you know it's two hours later and I'm still not done   :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on January 18, 2012, 06:31:19 AM
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Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on January 18, 2012, 06:57:24 AM
Well, like always, I'm waaay behind on all the interactive entertainment.  I don't have a computer anymore, but I recently acquired a PS2 my niece was kind enough to loan me, so I've been playing that a lot lately.  (Before that I was strictly a old school PC gamer nut, mainly cause I couldn't afford a newer PC to play the latest stuff.)  Course, the upside to all this is I can play all kinds of awesome games that are usually $10!

Except of course for some games that I've got an interest that are still going for $20, 30, sometimes even 40(!) dollars.  I guess it's a combination of them being rare and cult favs or something, I don't know.  (For example, any of the games related to the Persona series.)

Anyway, right now I'm playing Final Fantasy 12, which is pretty neat.  Been at it for about six hours of game time, so that means I've probably gotten through about .05 percent of it.

Elsewhere, I'm also going through The Suffering, a horror game where you play a guy who's on Death Row when suddenly a bunch of monsters invade the prison and start killing everything that moves.  I wonder though if anyone, while playing, has counted up the number of dead guard corpses.  Get this weird feeling that even for a prison that size, there guard prisoner ratio must be like 40:1 or so... :)

Recently finished Devil May Cry 1.  Awesome game, can't say enough about it.  The graphics are really great even though (I think) it's one of the older PS2 games.  Only nitpick though I have storywise is in a climatic part of the game (MILD SPOILERS) Trish turns out to be working for the bad guy (END SPOILERS).  And this somehow comes as a SURPRISE to Dante.  Wait, this is the same girl who IMPALED YOU with your OWN sword when you guys first met, has been mysteriously absent throughout most of the game, and that you've known for all of what, a few hours, maybe?  And you're SURPRISED by this?  Man, Dante, you're not too bright.

So, yeah, that's what I've been doing. 

Anyone have any PS2 recommendations? 

I remember picking up a copy of Seven Samurai [2000? Well it was some number after in any case] which was basically a 'remake' of Seven Samurai but set in the future with robots.  It was surprisingly fun and the gameplay reminded me somewhat of Devil May Cry [Slash and dash style].  The interesting part was the fact that it was an officially licensed game, as in Kurosawa's estate approved it.

I always found those odd games to be kinda intriguing and sometimes quite fun, and because they're relatively oddball they're usually pretty cheap.


As for an actual recommendation, you should check out 'The Warriors' which was a pretty incredible game, especially if you liked the movie.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 23, 2012, 03:12:53 PM
Not Safe For Work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM9aGpWC4ns

April 24th boys and girls!  Well, mostly boys I'm guessing.   :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on January 23, 2012, 08:40:09 PM
Not Safe For Work

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM9aGpWC4ns[/url]

April 24th boys and girls!  Well, mostly boys I'm guessing.   :smile:


That looks so stupid that it is awesome.  The right type of game us bad movie fans like House of the Dead: Overkill!

So not safe for work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRr-U5H_jyw


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 24, 2012, 02:27:12 AM
I've got three games I've been playing.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS). I love the Professor Layton series. For those not familiar with the series, the games are basically just a bunch of brainteaser type puzzles with a story attached. With puzzles, I'm like a vampire with a pile of salt. I won't be able to leave until I've solved them. I just beat the game, and now just have to go back and solve the few remaining puzzles and the extras. I will say this game, the fourth, has the most satisfactory resolution so far.

I'm also playing L.A. Noire (360). First off, the open-world recreation of '40s L.A. is spectacular. Unfortunately, the gameplay they attached to it is very linear, and you rarely get the chance to go out and enjoy it. I really like it, the story is very compelling, but the structure of the gameplay is pretty flawed. The game is good, but it's a step down from Red Dead Redemption, which swallowed my life whole. It doesn't help that I find the protagonist Cole Phelps singularly unlikable. That being said, the new facial recreation software is amazing. The range of actors they got to play in this thing is incredible. Every "case" has got character actors who are instantly recognizable. A great, flawed game.

I've also been playing Dance Central 2 (360), since I picked up a Kinect over Christmas. Basically you mirror the dance moves of the avatar in front of you. I like it a lot, but I've always liked dancing. What I have found, is that I don't care about mirroring dance moves, because I don't care about dance. What I do love is jumping around, and this game lets me do that when it gets difficult. It's fun, and I think it will be great the next time I decide to throw a party.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on January 24, 2012, 03:26:04 AM
Anyone have any PS2 recommendations? 

Depends quite a bit on what tickles your fancy.

If you are looking for horror there are quite a few such as The Suffering and its sequel The Ties That Bind.  I played it more on the original X-Box.  You could also try out Silent Hill 2, it is a bit on the pricier side.  There is often times a general feeling of unease in Silent Hill and 2 captures it quite well.  Siren is also great to try there is a little bit of a interesting dynamic that allows you to see through the enemy's eyes.  Helps to plot out your ideas.  Kuon is another one.  It is set in Japan prior to the 1800's.  Sorry can't specify year as I can't remember.  You play two separate characters in your play through where the stories intersect.  Basic running from Japanese style ghosts.  Interesting to say the least.  Fatal Frame series is also fun to check out.  Fatal Frame: Crimson Butterfly will probably be easier to find.  They are also on the premium price side.

If you are looking for something similar to Devil May Cry.  Try anyone of the Onimushas (Onimusha Warlords, Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny or Onimusha 3: Demon Siege) there are horror elements with demons and a samurai but as you fight to stop a demon Nobunaga from taking over you are much more active and some puzzle solving elements.  Onimusha 3 even features a playable Jean Reno sort of as it involves time travel and besides the main character from one you play a French detective who looks like and is voice by Jean Reno.  Also in the beat em up style genre is God of War or God of War 2.  If you like a slightly corrupted Greek Mythology it is worth a look most assuredly.  However, I prefer the first.  Nothing better then watching as your character throws himself to his death learning the reasons only after you have played through the game.  Though not an overly complicated story arc once you find the end. 

I was never on RPGs on the PS 2.  I had a certain tired nature to most of the JRPGs it offered and was mostly on Morrowind on the Xbox.

There is also Metal Gear Solid 2: The Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, if you are looking for stealth shooters. 

If you are looking for a platformer, Ratchet and Clank is always a good choice.  Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando and Ratchtet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal continue similarly with a few improvements.  Though personally, I preferred Ratchet and Clank: Deadlocked it strays from its predecessors and is usually not recommended as much by fans of the series.  Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is also worth a look.  Castlevania: Lament of Innocence is also worth a look as we are speaking on similarities. 

If you are looking for the way different.  Katamari Damacy is one that is usually suggested though I never got much into it.  You can also try Jaws Unleashed nothing like playing a shark.  The Warriors is also available and I think somehow appropriate to the site.  Destroy All Humans also works with the site very 50's sci fi from the aliens point of view.  Plus you can't miss the description of the main character about the humans taking a spaceship "Monkeys probably hitched it to their donkey cart and hauled it off to their mud village." 

Fighting games are also worth checking out with Tekken 4 and Soul Calibur 3

Flight Sims are not the best but Ace Combat 5 is worth a look.

If you are looking for fps, there are quite a few military shooters.  Any of the Tom Clancy, Socom or Medal of Honor (WWII on those Medal of Honors).  However, on that subject I would actually probably pick Star Wars: Battlefronts 1 or 2 will work and are quite fun.  I actually miss playing them quite a bit.  Quite a bit like Battlefield series with controlled objectives and limited tickets.  The AI is actually fairly decent for the computer as well. 

Another one that is interesting and set in the West Red Dead Revolver which I actually preferred on the PS 2 as the Xbox controls weren't too intuitive.  It is third person and nicely done.  You may also want to check out a GTA as they were popular.  Most would probably suggest San Andreas, but if I were taking that route I'd say Vice City.  The 80's feel is a nice familiarity and such.  However, I can understand if they don't interest you as they didn't particularly appeal to me either.

Sorry to give so many and yet leave some out at the same time.  Trying to remember the PS 2 library is somewhat hard as I don't currently play many of the games and the numbers are vast.  I think they only stopped making new games in 2009 or 2010.  Most of the later titles are scaled down versions of PS 3 games or are sort of budget, I would be cautious without reading a bit more on them.  However, there are many solid titles just hard to think without more specifics.  Plus many are coming back into light with game compilations on the PS 3 (Jak and Daxter series, Metal Gear Solid collection, and Sly Cooper collection). 

I probably missed something that may have interested you or may have missed the mark but I hope it helps out some with your searches. 

I'm also playing L.A. Noire (360). First off, the open-world recreation of '40s L.A. is spectacular. Unfortunately, the gameplay they attached to it is very linear, and you rarely get the chance to go out and enjoy it. I really like it, the story is very compelling, but the structure of the gameplay is pretty flawed. The game is good, but it's a step down from Red Dead Redemption, which swallowed my life whole. It doesn't help that I find the protagonist Cole Phelps singularly unlikable. That being said, the new facial recreation software is amazing. The range of actors they got to play in this thing is incredible. Every "case" has got character actors who are instantly recognizable. A great, flawed game.

I enjoy the recreation and feel in LA Noire but find it lackluster and I think as  you stated is my lack of identifying with Cole.  He seems stiff and very by the books robotic.  I definitely enjoyed Red Dead Redemtion more as a couldn't put it down and completed everything in about a week.  Also, remember my rear hurting from sitting so long. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on January 24, 2012, 02:57:54 PM
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS). I love the Professor Layton series. For those not familiar with the series, the games are basically just a bunch of brainteaser type puzzles with a story attached. With puzzles, I'm like a vampire with a pile of salt. I won't be able to leave until I've solved them. I just beat the game, and now just have to go back and solve the few remaining puzzles and the extras. I will say this game, the fourth, has the most satisfactory resolution so far.

Professor Layton is a fun series.  Out of curiousity, are you interested in Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney?  I love the Ace Attorney series so I'm quite up to playing that game when it arrives in stores.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 29, 2012, 04:40:30 PM
Professor Layton is a fun series.  Out of curiousity, are you interested in Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney?  I love the Ace Attorney series so I'm quite up to playing that game when it arrives in stores.

If it's got Layton and puzzles, I'll play it. The only Ace Attorney-type game I've played was the Harvey Birdman game, which was amusing. I figure I would enjoy the Ace Attorney games, I've just never played them.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on January 29, 2012, 07:56:42 PM
Got the platinum for Shift 2 Unleashed

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/shift2plat.png)

Not the easiest platinum, six of those trophies have a difficulty rating of "near impossible"   :bouncegiggle:

Now maybe I can get back to watching some movies   :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: akiratubo on January 29, 2012, 09:15:44 PM
Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

A young man wakes up in a forboding castle, unable to remember anything save his name: Daniel.  As he explores the castle, he finds notes (some of them written by himself) that shed light on the situation.  He also encounters monsters ... and he himself may actually be the worst of them all.

This game is great fun.  I have literally no complaints.  The atmosphere is perfectly realized and fully immersive, the player character controls extremely well, and the scary parts really are scary.  The simple fact that you have no way to defend yourself makes for what is easily the most intense gaming experience I've had in years, possibly decades.  Hiding sometimes isn't even enough, because your sanity will decrease in dangerous situations and you will freak out and alert bad things to your presence if it drops too low.  Some might complain that the game is too easy.  Well, those people can go play, I don't know, whatever is considered a hard game these days.  Others may complain that certain story revelations make the player character unsympathetic.  Well, guess what?  If you hate him, the storyline gives you at least a couple of opportunities to let him get what he deserves.  I don't just mean that you can stand around and let a monster kill him, there are bad ends for him written into the story, and you are free to trigger them if you wish to legitimately end the game.  And, even the "happiest" of the endings is still very uncertain for our hero.  Let's just say that he seems to believe he's escaped something inescapable but there's no sure indication that he truly has.  (Compare this to, say, Dead Island, which presented you with the illusion of choices but gave you the same outcome no matter what you did.)

This truly is one of the best video games I've ever played.  A solid, unqualified success.

There is also an official add-on called Justine and tons of user-generated content (of various quality).

Here is a complete play through of Justine, the official add-on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y5T8BHS9Kg


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on January 29, 2012, 09:42:31 PM
Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

A young man wakes up in a forboding castle, unable to remember anything save his name: Daniel.  As he explores the castle, he finds notes (some of them written by himself) that shed light on the situation.  He also encounters monsters ... and he himself may actually be the worst of them all.

This game is great fun.  I have literally no complaints.  The atmosphere is perfectly realized and fully immersive, the player character controls extremely well, and the scary parts really are scary.  The simple fact that you have no way to defend yourself makes for what is easily the most intense gaming experience I've had in years, possibly decades.  Hiding sometimes isn't even enough, because your sanity will decrease in dangerous situations and you will freak out and alert bad things to your presence if it drops too low.  Some might complain that the game is too easy.  Well, those people can go play, I don't know, whatever is considered a hard game these days.  Others may complain that certain story revelations make the player character unsympathetic.  Well, guess what?  If you hate him, the storyline gives you at least a couple of opportunities to let him get what he deserves.  I don't just mean that you can stand around and let a monster kill him, there are bad ends for him written into the story, and you are free to trigger them if you wish to legitimately end the game.  And, even the "happiest" of the endings is still very uncertain for our hero.  Let's just say that he seems to believe he's escaped something inescapable but there's no sure indication that he truly has.  (Compare this to, say, Dead Island, which presented you with the illusion of choices but gave you the same outcome no matter what you did.)

This truly is one of the best video games I've ever played.  A solid, unqualified success.

There is also an official add-on called Justine and tons of user-generated content (of various quality).

Here is a complete play through of Justine, the official add-on:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y5T8BHS9Kg[/url]


If you liked that game, allow me to recommend a couple of cool user-generated content maps for the game: Snowed In (It's currently in its demo stage, but it is available and it must be played), The Attic Chapter 1 & 2, Unforgiven Memories, White Night, and The Machine.

Here's a fun Let's player, ChaoticMonki, who tackles a lot of the user generated maps for Amnesia.  However, he is a bit silly and isn't easily scared.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ChaoticMonki# (http://www.youtube.com/user/ChaoticMonki#)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on January 31, 2012, 04:18:33 AM
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Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on February 10, 2012, 03:22:11 PM
Just started Skyrim. I'm playing a sneak and archery focused Dark Elf.


A feeling of nerdiness rushed through me as I typed the above sentence.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on February 12, 2012, 08:58:26 PM
Started playing Demon's Souls and Alice: Madness Returns.

I'm enjoying Demon's Souls.  It is a bit odd at first.  It seems to lack direction when you start out and doesn't seem exceedingly difficult though things change quickly in no time.  However, after a bit of playing around it settles in and becomes a much more enjoyable game overall.

Alice is well Alice.  It is not going to reinvent the wheel, however, it is an enjoyable romp so far and I enjoy corrupted visuals and such.

Also, have done a bit of Heavy Rain.  It seems to work best as a game you don't really play but just experience.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: FatFreddysCat on February 16, 2012, 11:56:49 AM
My kids (age 9 and 4) have re-discovered my old Sega Genesis system so they've been having a ball playing some of the oldies like Sonic the Hedgehog and Bubsy. For Christmas my wife found an online shop that had lotsa used Genesis games dirt cheap and ordered us a bunch of new ones - "Tom & Jerry: Frantic Antics," "Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition," "Batman Forever," and a couple of others I can't remember off the top of my head at the moment.

The kids really seem to dig an old "Looney Tunes" cartridge called "Escape From Mars" (starring the Tasmanian Devil) that I never played much back in the day cuz I could never get the hang of it, so we're trying to figure that one out together at the moment.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on February 17, 2012, 05:18:27 AM
I'm back in the throes of my love affair with Assassin's Creed. My friend recently received a copy of Brotherhood along with his spanking new 360 from his wife as a Christmas present. Not having the current generation of consoles, he hadn't played the first two games, so I traded those with him and am now making my way through the third game.

I really love these games, even with all their flaws. Brotherhood introduced a new game mechanic where "100% synchronization" involves completing the task with various restrictions. I get the idea, but the designers occasionally make it very obnoxious, setting up easy-fail situations that drop you out of full synchronization 30 minutes into the mission. Frustrating, and it drops me right out of enjoyment of the game. And let's not forget the ridiculous collect-a-thon aspects of the game.

But they are great games. I even checked out a book on the Borgias from the library just to explore the world they're created a little more.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: dean on February 17, 2012, 06:55:12 AM
I'm back in the throes of my love affair with Assassin's Creed. My friend recently received a copy of Brotherhood along with his spanking new 360 from his wife as a Christmas present. Not having the current generation of consoles, he hadn't played the first two games, so I traded those with him and am now making my way through the third game.

I really love these games, even with all their flaws. Brotherhood introduced a new game mechanic where "100% synchronization" involves completing the task with various restrictions. I get the idea, but the designers occasionally make it very obnoxious, setting up easy-fail situations that drop you out of full synchronization 30 minutes into the mission. Frustrating, and it drops me right out of enjoyment of the game. And let's not forget the ridiculous collect-a-thon aspects of the game.

But they are great games. I even checked out a book on the Borgias from the library just to explore the world they're created a little more.


I downloaded AC2 on sale at steam a while back but haven't played it yet, but am looking forward to it.  A friend of mine wrote an interesting article relating to the newest entry into the franchise if you are into memory palaces:

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/game-on/2012/01/25/the-memory-palace-of-desmond-miles/ (http://blogs.crikey.com.au/game-on/2012/01/25/the-memory-palace-of-desmond-miles/)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Trevor on February 17, 2012, 06:58:13 AM
www.eyegas.com/sproutifarts (http://www.eyegas.com/sproutifarts)  :buggedout: +  :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:

Try for the Mega Sore Arse bonus.  :wink:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 17, 2012, 07:33:52 AM
I noticed Shift 2 lets me record 10 seconds of footage and upload it to Youtube, so here's 10 seconds of me driving my Bugatti Veyron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr73n8NKnlk&context=C34c5b6cADOEgsToPDskKrJh05ttKj2ZzomeuAU1KR

Couldn't quite decide what gear I wanted to be in apparently lol.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on February 23, 2012, 08:52:19 PM
Ghost n' Ghouls on the Genesis  :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 24, 2012, 10:59:42 PM
The Koenigsegg CCX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OmcINbzsFo&feature=plcp&context=C390fee6UDOEgsToPDskJEFyNeApvSPzpig4vTHqpD





Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on February 25, 2012, 05:51:58 AM
Polished off Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood with 100% sync on the DNA. There are a few other guild challenges and shop quests I need to complete before I consider myself done, but that's pretty much it. Didn't touch the multiplayer, and I probably won't, although they do sound like fun. There's also some "purchase exclusive" content and DLC I didn't get, since it isn't my copy. I'll wait until the game is bargain-bin cheap.

These really are great games, but like any open-world game, they tack on meaningless stuff in an effort to increase play-value. One thing I could really do without is the "collectable" aspect. I hate collecting things in games, it's a lazy developer solution for adding play-value. I perform these meaningless tasks because I'm a trained completist, but I don't really enjoy them. Assassin's Creed games have them in spades, which is disappointing for a game that is so narrative-oriented.

I downloaded AC2 on sale at steam a while back but haven't played it yet, but am looking forward to it.  A friend of mine wrote an interesting article relating to the newest entry into the franchise if you are into memory palaces:

[url]http://blogs.crikey.com.au/game-on/2012/01/25/the-memory-palace-of-desmond-miles/[/url] ([url]http://blogs.crikey.com.au/game-on/2012/01/25/the-memory-palace-of-desmond-miles/[/url])


I find those fascinating. Unfortunately I can't read the article because I'm spoiler-averse. Be happy to read it after I've played Revelations, but since I never buy games new, it might be a while.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 01, 2012, 03:08:05 PM
Been playing Ferrari Challenge for a few days.  It's a nice little game considering I only paid $12 for it.  The physics are quite realistic - punishingly so if you turn all the assists off.  Most Ferraris are mid-engined, so when you decelerate all the weight shifts to the front and you've got that big heavy engine back there just waiting for the slightest provocation to spin around in front of you.  The career mode is very old fashioned, with 3 groups of 5 races each and you have to complete them in order, and you use exactly the same car for all of them.  Once you win a race you unlock a car (a different one!), and then once you buy it you can race it in 3 other races.  I think there are 22 cars total and 16 tracks.  The graphics are pretty good considering the age of the game.  Driving in the rain actually looks really cool.  The tuning options are very limited and you can't upgrade the performance of the cars in any way.

Also playing a bit of NASCAR '09.  That seems pretty fun, with the Sprint Cup series, Nationwide series and Camping World truck series all included (or whatever those series' were called back in '09).  You get all the tracks that make up a full NASCAR season, and most of the cars/trucks that were in the field in the '09 season are in the game.  I turned off all the driving assists and fiddled with the steering sensitivity a bit and ended up with a fairly controllable vehicle.   The tuning options are very deep and - believe it or not - people on the internet treat their tuning setups as closely-guarded secrets, so tuning info. is a bit hard to come by.  And you need to do it or you'll be sliding around all over the place in the corners while the competition drives past you.  The graphics aren't bad at all considering the game came out in 2008.  Right now my problem is that if I put it on medium difficulty I can drive right past everybody.  If I put it on hard difficulty I sit about a block behind the second-to-last-place guy and can't make up any ground.  That's where the tuning comes in I guess.  I did find a few tunes on the internet so I'll give those a try next time I play it.  You have to come up with extremely different tunes depending on if the track is a huge superspeedway like Daytona, or a short little track like Bristol, or a road course like Infineon.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on March 01, 2012, 06:48:51 PM
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Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 01, 2012, 10:16:27 PM
A couple games:

Earthworm Jim- Probably my favorite Sega Game.  Been re-playing it a bit recently.

Sonic The Hedgehog Mega Collection- This disc came out for PlayStation 2.  It has like, all ten old Sonic Games on it.

WWE '12- The newest installment of the WWE Smackdown franchise. 

WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain!- My favorite of the "SmackDown" franchise.  Has the best collection of stars one would want in a game if a wrestling fan.  It has everyone from legends like Ric Flair, Undertaker, Sgt. Slaughter and George The Animal Steele, to guys like Steve Austin, The Rock, Rico, and The Hurricane.

NHL 2005- I'm in a mode called "Dynasty Mode."  Dynasty Mode is an extended "Season" mode, and you control everything: you set ticket prices, make trades, set contracts, draft new players, and play all 82 games of the season and any playoff games.  Right now, I'm in the 4th season with the Philadelphia Flyers.  Season 1, 2, and 3 ended with me winning the Stanley Cup.  So right now, in season 4, I'm 23 games in with 22 wins and 1 tie, and the defending Cup champions.  It's pretty sweet.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on March 02, 2012, 12:05:12 AM
Twisted Metal: Black- nice short game with some of the most f**ked up character bios out there, esp. Mr. Grimm's :buggedout:
NSFW!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_hoq_TeGzk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_hoq_TeGzk)
 :buggedout: :buggedout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on March 02, 2012, 02:24:33 PM
Continuing with Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team.  Still haven't gotten far with them, but they are still pretty fun.  I don't know why I don't play them more often.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on March 07, 2012, 01:30:27 PM
Shadowrun on the Sega Genesis
Fallout New Vegas


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 15, 2012, 06:58:06 AM
Got my plat for Ferrari Challenge

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/ferrarichallenge.png)

I'll probably start on Deus Ex:  Human Revolution next.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on March 16, 2012, 05:52:34 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C8A2YVZVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Either I've lost my touch or it's really hard!

 :bluesad:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on March 16, 2012, 11:38:01 AM
Fallout: New Vegas (PS3)

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)

Todd's Adventures in SlimeTown (Genesis)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jim H on March 20, 2012, 12:07:55 AM
Shadowrun on the Sega Genesis
Fallout New Vegas

That's an awesome twofer.  Love'd em both.  Shadowrun on Genesis might be my fave 16-bit RPG.

I'm playing Mass Effect 3.  Enjoying it quite a bit, though I worry about the ending.  Like 25 hours in.  Want to beat it soon, so I can stop worrying about the ending being spoiled for me and can actually concentrate on school work!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on March 24, 2012, 11:40:03 AM
Mass Effect 3, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS3, Uncharted 1 + 2, and went back to Bayonetta haven't played it in awhile.   Also, started some pc games missed some things from '97 - now.  Mostly, looking at Baldur's Gate Series, Planescape Torment, Fallout 1 + 2, Chinese diablo clones Seal of Evil and Prince of Qin (actually pretty good).


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on March 31, 2012, 11:58:19 AM
Been playing Vanquish.  It's really a fun sci-fi shooter.  You're a futuristic soldier with an armored suit that's got a little rocket pack in the back - you can't fly but you can zip around the environments at about 20 mph.  You've got your usual guns and also some sci-fi stuff like an EMP gun that shoots out a blast wave, very handy for groups of enemies right in front of you.  Also a lock-on laser that shoots four little rockets at four separate targets simultaneously.  The enemies range from your average man-sized robots all the way up to huge bosses where you have to shoot out the elbow and knee joints and finally blast away at the core until their health hits zero.  And a good variety of other robots in between. 

The setting is a huge space station and most of the battles take place in fairly open spaces, giving you plenty of options for cover and plenty of room to make use of the rocket pack.  Or you might be riding on a monorail and shooting at another monorail that's moving around beside you, above you, then on the other side.  Lots of flying stuff to shoot as well.  It's got a cool slo-mo thing where you can slow down the action and score some good hits on your enemies. 

I think what I like the most is the atmosphere of it.  It reminds me of PS2 games where stuff was very creative and crazy.  It's got a wonderfully cheesy tongue-in-cheek feel to it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: InformationGeek on March 31, 2012, 02:23:04 PM
Replaying the last case in Phoenix Wright: Justice for All because I realized I have yet to finish it!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 06, 2012, 08:52:51 AM
Finished up Vanquish.  That was a very fun game, but very short as well.  Glad I only paid $20 for it.

Now I started on Damnation, this thing is comical.  Your enemies will run back and forth between two points, like little ducks in a shooting arcade   :bouncegiggle:  Cutscenes have graphics that would be embarrassing for a PS2 game and characters often pop into existence right in front of you.  But the gameplay isn't bad, lots of climbing and jumping in vertically oriented environments.  Shooting is very mediocre with clumsy mechanics but the thing seems to have a bit of a lock-on feature built in - I often find my sights lined up on a target even though they really shouldn't be.

It's kind of entertaining I guess.  For twelve bucks.   :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: bob on April 06, 2012, 08:25:15 PM
Madden 03 on my Gamecube  :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on April 06, 2012, 08:31:58 PM
The Speed Rumbler, 1986 Capcom.  Another arcade game I'm making a video of for YouTube.
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/105/1050769024.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 07, 2012, 07:58:03 AM
This Damnation game is like the Manos:  The Hands of Fate of video games.  There were two guys standing next to each other - I shot one in the chest, then shot him again and he died.  Then I shot the second one a whole bunch of times and he died- during this whole time neither of them moved so much as a millimeter.  That's the rule, not the exception.  If you take cover behind something, you can get the crosshairs lined up on a target but you'll just shoot whatever you're hiding behind because the crosshairs are at eye level but the gun is at chest level.  There's a railroad spike gun that sends enemies flying backwards and impales them against whatever they hit, but more often than not they just end up impaled in mid-air   :bouncegiggle:

Then I tried to jump onto some pipe, but I guess it wasn't something you could jump to, so I fell to my death.  Then the game restarted - with me falling to my death.  :bouncegiggle: It restarted about 5 times before it finally put me back on a platform.

Meanwhile the two people accompanying me disappear because they just ran through a wall and glitched out of existence.

Oh man, this thing's just a riot.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 17, 2012, 07:48:16 AM
Got the plat for Damnation

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/damnation.png)

Think I'll start on Alice:  Madness Returns tonight.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on April 23, 2012, 08:26:51 AM
Been playing Alice:  Madness Returns for a while now.  It's pretty fun.  Basically a 50/50 mix of platforming and combat.  The environments in Wonderland are quite creative and fantastical as you might imagine.  The platforming is your usual stuff with lots of jumping from one platform to another, some of them moving, and you have to use a sort of ultra-violet vision type thing to see some platforms which are normally invisible.  The controls are excellent and that's all quite nice and fun.  The combat is good too, as each type of enemy requires a different strategy to defeat.  With the crabs for instance, you have to drop a bunny bomb and then detonate it to tip them over, then you can hit them with your vorpal blade to do some damage.  With the three-faced monsters, they shoot a projectile at you and you have to open your umbrella just before you get hit, bouncing their projectile back at them.  So you might be facing three or four different enemies that require three or four different strategies - and do it all at the same time.  It keeps it quite interesting.  You can also level up your weapons by collecting teeth which you get by defeating enemies and breaking various containers located throughout the levels.  Same with your health packs.  You can also shrink yourself down to about one-fourth normal size to get into various hidden areas (going through keyholes actually) and pick up collectibles.

My only complaint is that there's basically no story at all, so you don't feel like you're proceeding towards any ultimate goal.  And the main character, Alice, isn't developed in the slightest.  She's just kind of there to speak a few lines of dialogue.  Graphics are perfectly fine and the frame rate seems to be rock solid throughout.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: RobFilm on April 23, 2012, 10:34:19 AM
Been playing MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, picked it up second hand for 2 bucks!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Nightowl on April 23, 2012, 10:45:18 AM
Madden 2012. Playing franchise mode with The Packers.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Doggett on April 24, 2012, 06:10:45 AM
Silent Hill 2.
The Thing.
The Warriors.
Spider-man 2


Just lots of PS2 games as my x box broke.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Nightowl on April 24, 2012, 08:51:56 AM


Just lots of PS2 games as my x box broke.

Oh, that sucks. Just bought an Xbox myself and loving it :)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 24, 2012, 03:11:03 PM

My only complaint is that there's basically no story at all, so you don't feel like you're proceeding towards any ultimate goal.  And the main character, Alice, isn't developed in the slightest.  She's just kind of there to speak a few lines of dialogue.  Graphics are perfectly fine and the frame rate seems to be rock solid throughout.

Sounds just like the Tim Buton movie.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 05, 2012, 01:42:48 PM
Got the platinum for Alice:  Madness Returns

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/alicemadnessreturnstrophycard.png)

Really good game overall, except for a few little spots here and there where the platforming had me using a bit of foul language   :teddyr:

Think I'll give Bulletstorm a try tonight.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on May 05, 2012, 02:52:53 PM
Just got "Sniper Elite V2". I've only played a couple of chapters, but so far I love it. I was also a huge fan of the first game, finishing it several times.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: WyreWizard on May 09, 2012, 03:50:37 PM
Gran Turismo 5 XL.  Oh wait, not yet.  My PS3 which I ordered yesterday hasn't arrived yet.  So its just sitting on the shelf until it arrives.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 09, 2012, 04:48:01 PM
I played GT5 when it first came out.  That thing had an awesome photo mode:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/NrburgringNordschleife_5.jpg)

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/SpecialStageRoute7.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on May 09, 2012, 05:52:52 PM
An old arcade game called "Snake Pit", by Sente in 1984.  Gonna upload a video on this when I (hopefully) get better at it.
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/118124217021.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: tommex84 on May 09, 2012, 10:45:20 PM
Still playing them older games:

- Postal 2
- Wirtual Pool 3
- Far Cry
- Broken Sword series


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JoeTheDestroyer on May 19, 2012, 12:20:06 PM
Currently:

-Skyrim (PS3) (taking a short break)
-Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) (also taking a short break)
-Titan Quest (PC) (also taking a short break)
-Dungeons of Dredmor (PC)- Addictive as hell RPG with a retro feel.  Seriously, it feels like something on Amiga, but loaded with humor.
-Silverfall (PC)- Very underrated game.  Then again, the biggest complaint most people make is that the game is buggy, yet the bugs have mostly been fixed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on May 22, 2012, 07:39:40 AM
I've been playing Gran Turismo 5.  Here's the car I used to win the 4 hour Nurburgring race:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/010.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 22, 2012, 09:54:45 AM
Oblivion. It contains exactly what I loved (open world) and hated (click-click-click combat system) about Morrowind.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on May 22, 2012, 05:42:30 PM
Sewer Shark for the SEGA CD.  Great Full Motion Video game where you pilot a hovercraft through sewer tunnels, blasting vermin and following directions given by a small flying robot, while receiving hints and insults from a co-pilot (named Ghost).  Some funny, purposefully cheesy dialogue.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 02, 2012, 12:51:54 PM
Just 10 more days 'till Lollipop Chainsaw  :teddyr:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/lollipop_chainsaw_TQ.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 11, 2012, 11:50:45 PM
Battlefield 3! Thats what I have been doing the past few months... thats why I disappeared.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ktSL7Cmg8RA

SEPTEMBER baby! BF3 Armored Kill omg I can't wait. AC130 for the win, bout time they added it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on June 12, 2012, 01:35:56 AM
The arcade game BUCKY O'HARE by Konami.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 12, 2012, 06:48:01 AM
Been playing Gran Turismo 5.  It's pretty cool because every few weeks they add a new "seasonal event", which consists of 3 - 5 races.  Since I haven't played the game in over a year, a whole ton of those things have accumulated so it's like the game has an entirely new career mode for me to play through. 

I was playing Infamous for a while before that, which is a really fun game but I sort of got sidetracked with GT5.  I'll definitely go back and finish that up when I get time.

But today I've got Lollipop Chainsaw arriving   :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on June 12, 2012, 08:01:33 AM
I'm re-playing "Vietcong", an older FPS set during the Vietnam war. While the graphics and gameplay are dated, I still like its sedate pace and inmersive atmosphere. It's one of those games for which I haven't found a decent replacement, so I find myself re-playing it every now and then. And now, there are some tunnels I need to explore. Intel says they've even got a movie theatre down there. Imagine how it could affect the enemy's morale if I destroy it.

(http://i.imgur.com/5F7wv.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 12, 2012, 04:49:09 PM
Fight Night Champion. PS3! Hey if anyone here wants to fight me online hit me up...
Yes. I always pick 80's Tyson.  :twirl:

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2yp195g.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JaseSF on June 12, 2012, 07:59:06 PM
Red Dead Redemption. It seems to be endlessly playable.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 13, 2012, 01:18:42 AM
Was on Ghost Recon Future Soldier.  Not enjoying it much but loving Max Payne 3.  I kind of like the story and how it is all arranged.  Also, have been on PC quite a bit playing some older and newish titles. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on June 13, 2012, 04:49:49 AM
Red Dead Redemption. It seems to be endlessly playable.

I think Red Dead Redemption is the most completely realized video game I've ever played. I went through it with 100% completion. I haven't played all of "Undead Nightmare," because I was playing a borrowed copy, but I look forward to completing it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on June 15, 2012, 08:09:40 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ab/AriaofSorrowCover.jpg/250px-AriaofSorrowCover.jpg)
You can actually download a GBA emulator on the computer and play this game, that what I did! :thumbup: one of my favorite games! :thumbup:

(http://www.hovergame.com/Hoverscreen.jpg)
I mistaken this game to be the same name as Hoover vacuum cleaners, since my sister said it that way. :lookingup: Still, pretty nostalgic for me :wink:

Also, Marvel: Avengers Alliance on Facebook (I'm at level 11 with 3 characters I bought: Iron Fist, She-hulk, and Ms. Marvel, along with the beginning three: Iron Man, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.) Pretty addicting, but just like me and money, I'm always broke in the S.H.E.I.L.D. points. :lookingup: :tongueout:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 17, 2012, 11:52:35 PM
Mount and Blade and I am sadly addicted to it. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 18, 2012, 07:06:03 AM
I'm playing Lollipop Chainsaw, it's quite a bit of fun.  Very B-movie atmosphere, with a ditzy yet sweet cheerleader killing hordes of zombies with her chainsaw, while all the while making smart-aleck remarks and basically being very entertaining.  At first I thought the gameplay was pretty repetitive - you're attacked by a bunch of zombies, you jump away to get out of the middle of them, use a basic chainsaw attack while jumping frequently so they don't have time to attack.  But you get medals for killing zombies in cool ways (medals are the currency of the game), and once I started working more on that, it added an entire extra dimension to the combat and made it a ton more fun.  For instance you can use a series of melee attacks to stun the zombies, then decapitate several of them simultaneously to get more medals.  There's also a "sparkle" meter that fills up over time, and using your "sparkle attack" makes you invincible for a short period of time (during which Mickey by Toni Basil plays  :teddyr: ) and you get a ton of medals for that, if used correctly.

It's a pretty short game, probably 5-6 hours (or 8-10 for me since I'm really slow) but there's a ton of stuff to do on multiple playthroughs if you want to go for trophies. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 18, 2012, 11:15:31 AM
EA MMA PS3 :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 18, 2012, 07:27:52 PM
On PlayStation 2:
NHL 2005- I'm in a 'Dynasty Mode' with the Philadelphia Flyers.  Won the Cup 3 years straight.  In my fourth, and won 33 of my 35 games so far.
WWE SmackDown: Here Comes the Pain!
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Wii
Ghostbusters
Punch-Out!
Hell's Kitchen

XBox360
Mortal Kombat 2011- Essentially, the story mode takes place during the first three initial games in the '90s.  You play as multiple characters, starting with Johnny Cage from MK1, ending with Raiden vs. Shao Kahn.
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe- You have two sides to the same story: MK characters 'invading' the DCU, or DCU characters invading the MKU, not realizing they have to work together.
Sega Genesis Collection- A collection of 40 SEGA Genesis games, including Comix Zone, Sonic the Hedgehogs 1-4, Golden Axe 1,2,3, and the Streets of Rage games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MrMari on June 18, 2012, 09:21:39 PM
PS3 Games

BF3
waiting for my keyboard and mouse adapter to come in the mail.


Afro Samurai


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 18, 2012, 09:37:50 PM
PS3 Games
BF3
waiting for my keyboard and mouse adapter to come in the mail.
Afro Samurai

I remember telling you about the Aimon PS Elite last year if I recall?... is that what you ordered?

Thats what I use for BF3 Its super smooth! But you need to configure it correctly first...

edit* or did you order the Eagle Eye?...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: MrMari on June 18, 2012, 10:44:10 PM
PS3 Games
BF3
waiting for my keyboard and mouse adapter to come in the mail.
Afro Samurai

I remember telling you about the Aimon PS Elite last year if I recall?... is that what you ordered?

Thats what I use for BF3 Its super smooth! But you need to configure it correctly first...

edit* or did you order the Eagle Eye?...

Yeah I got the "PS3 Eagle Eye Mouse and Keyboard Converter". Hope it works well. Thanks fro the suggestions.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 18, 2012, 10:52:44 PM
Ah. Well if that don't workout for you - look into Aimon PS Elite.

ps If you have Back To Karkand don't forget to add me...
we can squad up and take out some noobs lol. :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on June 19, 2012, 02:14:16 PM
Playing various NES games for a cheats/tips/codes compilation video I'm making.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on June 19, 2012, 02:36:26 PM
Playing various NES games for a cheats/tips/codes compilation video I'm making.

If you haven't, try out "North & South". One of the most addictive games ever.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 19, 2012, 03:36:55 PM
Did anyone here ever beat Robocop 1 on NES? I'm just curious...

(http://mlkshk.com/r/LT9)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Torgo on June 19, 2012, 04:47:45 PM
Lollipop Chainsaw on the PS3.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on June 19, 2012, 05:44:20 PM
Playing various NES games for a cheats/tips/codes compilation video I'm making.

If you haven't, try out "North & South". One of the most addictive games ever.
Sorry, not much on strategy/land claiming types of games.  Definitely heard of it though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 19, 2012, 10:09:14 PM
3D Dot Game Heroes - PS3 :thumbup:

(http://www.gameandplayer.net/images/plate/plate_10_0511_3ddotgameheroes.jpg)
The graphics are amazing.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 20, 2012, 01:05:11 AM
Did anyone here ever beat Robocop 1 on NES? I'm just curious...

([url]http://mlkshk.com/r/LT9[/url])


Yeah and it was a pain in the butt because I had to do it twice to let friends know I could do it by seeing it.  Basically against ED-209 go in swinging with everything you got, them big guns work wonders. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on June 20, 2012, 03:41:59 AM
Playing various NES games for a cheats/tips/codes compilation video I'm making.

If you haven't, try out "North & South". One of the most addictive games ever.
Sorry, not much on strategy/land claiming types of games.  Definitely heard of it though.

Neither am I, but in this one the battles are arcade style, and lots of fun.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 20, 2012, 01:22:53 PM
Did anyone here ever beat Robocop 1 on NES? I'm just curious...
Yeah and it was a pain in the butt because I had to do it twice to let friends know I could do it by seeing it.  Basically against ED-209 go in swinging with everything you got, them big guns work wonders. 

I never did. That game was so difficult. I don't know how you did it. Props to you though! :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 20, 2012, 03:54:56 PM
Has anyone beaten the NES game BattleToads?

Or the SEGA game ComixZone?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on June 20, 2012, 05:44:34 PM
Did anyone here ever beat Robocop 1 on NES? I'm just curious...

([url]http://mlkshk.com/r/LT9[/url])

Please tell me you plan on contributing that to the Humorous Captions thread!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 22, 2012, 12:14:39 PM
I was playing the new Twizted Metal PS3 with my girl last night... I really didn't like it. Idk maybe I'm getting old lol.
(It just seems like the old PS1 Twizted Metals were a lot better. But that's just my opinion.)

I also played the Batman Arkham City demo. The graphics were amazing but I didn't like the fighting engine that much.
(Maybe the full game is better. Idk. I didn't get too far.)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on June 22, 2012, 05:21:52 PM
I was playing the new Twizted Metal PS3 with my girl last night... I really didn't like it. Idk maybe I'm getting old lol.
(It just seems like the old PS1 Twizted Metals were a lot better. But that's just my opinion.)

Can you say that with Twisted Metal 3&4, made by 989 Studios? :wink: I actually find the concept of seeing Mr. Grimm driving the Ice Cream truck to be hilarious- here we have Mr. Grimm, on a Motorcycle (except TM4) driving Sweet Tooth's Van.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 22, 2012, 06:23:14 PM
All the old ones were cool. :thumbup:

Imo this new one seems like it's missing something... Idk what is... graphics maybe?


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 22, 2012, 07:46:20 PM
Has anyone beaten the NES game BattleToads?

No way. That game was insanely difficult.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on June 23, 2012, 08:02:31 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/43/Legobatman2.jpg/250px-Legobatman2.jpg)
I got this yesterday, maybe 6 hours into it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 23, 2012, 11:27:10 PM
BattleToads is insane.

I never beat it. And, if playing with friends, we just attack each other.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 24, 2012, 09:21:44 AM
BattleToads is insane.

I never beat it. And, if playing with friends, we just attack each other.


and if my memory serves me correctly... Super Nintendo's BattleToads was the most difficult.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1T4ZbkqoUMA/SMa-T5uH2-I/AAAAAAAAAxQ/N6PuVdIJbj8/s400/battletoads+Dark+Queen+-42031.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 24, 2012, 09:32:52 AM
BattleToads is insane.

I never beat it. And, if playing with friends, we just attack each other.


and if my memory serves me correctly... Super Nintendo's BattleToads was the most difficult.

([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1T4ZbkqoUMA/SMa-T5uH2-I/AAAAAAAAAxQ/N6PuVdIJbj8/s400/battletoads+Dark+Queen+-42031.png[/url])


I don't recall playing it on Super Nintendo, but have heard it's harder.

Comix Zone on Sega was damn difficult too.  Short, not many stages, but the ones you get are so difficult to defeat.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 24, 2012, 06:01:10 PM
Yup, I remember Comixzone Genesis. That was also too difficult, I think I got to 'page 2' or something...

Speaking of Total Recall... did anyone ever beat that game? The NES game. Holy ravioli that was hard.
(no, I never did)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 24, 2012, 09:13:52 PM
Got my platinum trophy for Lollipop Chainsaw   :smile:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/lollipopchainsawplatinum.png)

That was a really fun game, glad I bought it.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on June 24, 2012, 11:49:55 PM
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/43/Legobatman2.jpg/250px-Legobatman2.jpg[/url])
I got this yesterday, maybe 6 hours into it.

Got one of the coolest trophies in the game- Gorilla Thriller. Basically, you have to play as a female character and ride a gorilla up Wayne Tower. Epic is too much of a low word to describe the details of it. :teddyr: :teddyr: :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JoeTheDestroyer on June 25, 2012, 04:10:40 AM
Played through Journey (PS3).  It's... eh, alright... (I'm probably the only person in the world who isn't gushing about it.  Well, other than Tom Chick.)

Just finished The Darkness (PS3).  Didn't like it, and will probably review it for RoG eventually.

I think I'm going to continue my playthrough of Valkyria Chronicles, though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Neville on June 25, 2012, 06:12:56 AM
Yup, I remember Comixzone Genesis. That was also too difficult, I think I got to 'page 2' or something...

Speaking of Total Recall... did anyone ever beat that game? The NES game. Holy ravioli that was hard.
(no, I never did)

I skipped this one when it came out because I hadn't seen the film yet. Tried the Amiga version for the first time some months ago and I don't know what to make of it. The graphics and ambientation are great, but I can't get past the first stage, where you're supposed to beat a lot of bad guys with your fists before finding a gun. I like Ocean's licensed movie games as much as the next one, but the difficulty here is just ridiculously high. It's a pity, because Ocean made some terrific games on its time, "Batman: The Movie" is easily the best platformer of its era.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 25, 2012, 04:33:41 PM
There's a Disney movie coming out, called Wreck-It Ralph.

Disney's licensed various video game characters to make cameos, as the film is about video games.

So far in the trailer, they had:
Zangief, Street Fighter
Eggman, Sonic the Hedgehog
Clyde the Ghost, Pac-Man
Kano, Mortal Kombat
Bowser, Super Mario
Q*Bert


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 26, 2012, 10:58:22 PM
Right now... Bloons TD 5. :thumbup:

I'm thinking about picking up Operation Raccoon City next week. It looks bad @$$!

(http://www.reviewersunknown.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/wallpaper_resident_evil_operation_raccoon_city_01.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 27, 2012, 07:23:51 AM
Been playing Final Fantasy XIII.  This game sucks.  The battle system has you combining the abilities of your party members into various combinations known as "paradigms".  This might work alright if you had three people in your party, which would provide enough variety of abilities to create some useful combinations.  Problem is, you've always got only two people in your party, which does NOT provide enough variety to create any useful combinations.  Ninety percent of the time you're just using your most basic attack and healing paradigms - over and over and over - it's repetitive and boring as hell.

But you can level up your characters, right?  No.  I'm 18 hours into it and my current level cap is at level 2.  After 18 hours  :lookingup:  Leveling up is a joke - just hold down the X button as the game automatically does everything for you.   There's no choice involved - and that's the whole freakin' purpose of levelling up;  to let you choose what your character will specialize in.

But you can level up the weapons, right?  Yeah right.  You go to the store and look at a list of randomly named items.  You have no idea whatsoever if you're spending thousands of gil on stuff that will upgrade your weapon 5%, or maybe hundreds of gil on stuff that will upgrade your weapon 50%.  It's idiotic.

The characters are a bunch of emo kids perpetually whining about how their lives suck and everything is so hard.  And they're all angsty too so they argue quite a bit.  It's like the world's most boring soap opera.  The story is utter nonsense - "Pulse, Cocoon, L'sie, Fal'sie, Focus, Focus, Focus" repeated ad nauseam.  Don't know what they're talking about and I sure as hell don't care.  The cutscenes become impossible to pay attention to after an hour. 

The graphics are excellent, but the art "direction" lacks any direction.  The environments are just a bunch of random junk tossed together with no rhyme or reason.  It's like looking at somebody's nicknack collection.

But I paid $14 for this piece of sh!t, so I suppose I'll stick with it to the end.  People say it gets good...eventually.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 28, 2012, 07:20:52 PM
Imo Final Fantasy 7 > Final Fantasy XIII  :wink:

It would be super sweet if they remade FF7 for PS3.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 29, 2012, 12:33:12 AM
Has anyone beaten the NES game BattleToads?

Or the SEGA game ComixZone?

Nah, never could get the jumps sadly.  I remember sitting there and trying and trying but never could.  I think we tried the game genie even and couldn't get anywhere with it. 

ComixZone, I've never actually played before, but it seems to be on the Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection.  I will have to give it a try. 

Imo Final Fantasy 7 > Final Fantasy XIII  :wink:

It would be super sweet if they remade FF7 for PS3.

They are doing a HD remake though I'm not sure what all the info is for it. 

Total Recall, I don't think I made it too far think I always had trouble with that bum you had to fight.

I also always had trouble with Zelda II but after getting some help on the net finally know where to go which always gave me trouble. 



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on June 29, 2012, 06:25:40 AM
They're doing an HD re-release of Final Fantasy X.  From everything I've heard though, they have no plans to do anything with VII.

Final Fantasy XIII has finally gotten somewhat better - now that I'm 25+ hours into it.  The enemies have gotten consistently tougher, so I can't just spam the most basic attack all the time (which the game encourages you to do by giving you a perfect 5 star rating after each battle).  And you've usually got 3 people in your party, which gives you a wide enough variety of abilities to create some paradigms which are actually useful.  Since the combat is challenging now, I all of a sudden got interested in selling off all the junk I'm not using so that I can upgrade the stuff I am using (which was totally unnecessary before) and I start noticing that a certain character seems to lose health faster than the others, so maybe it would be a good idea to equip her with more defensive-based accessories, etc.
 
Why in the world they make you wait 25+ hours for this...I have no idea.  


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 29, 2012, 05:37:13 PM
They're doing an HD re-release of Final Fantasy X.  From everything I've heard though, they have no plans to do anything with VII.

Sorry, my mistake misread something. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 29, 2012, 06:15:22 PM
Couch:
ComixZone is on that Sonic's Genesis game. I recently picked it up for XBox360 and forgot how hard it was.

Sadly it seems to be a cult game as most I've talked to never heard of it. But I think by the time it came out, both PlayStation and N64 were out.

I used to play it on Sega Channel.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Venomx73 on June 29, 2012, 06:21:46 PM
A Sega Genesis game you guys may like... it's fun with 2 players.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xdJmrF2HSY


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on June 29, 2012, 06:52:50 PM
Couch:
ComixZone is on that Sonic's Genesis game. I recently picked it up for XBox360 and forgot how hard it was.

Sadly it seems to be a cult game as most I've talked to never heard of it. But I think by the time it came out, both PlayStation and N64 were out.

I used to play it on Sega Channel.

There is a similar one for me and it is ironic because the HVGN mentioned Metal Storm in his first episode.  I thought I remember that game.  It was one of the last games on the NES, I had a friend who was rather well off and he continued to buy games for old systems as the new came out.  There were some old NES games I tried that most forgot simply because it was in that last phase of its life.  Sadly, he moved when I was about 14 and so didn't get to see many late games for the 16 bit era with him.  He also owned a master system which was rather rare for my area in Lawton at the time. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on July 02, 2012, 08:21:33 AM
Don't s**t Your Pants.

One of the best games I've ever played. Old-school adventure game.

http://webstermontego.com/ (http://webstermontego.com/)
You can play it for free here.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 05, 2012, 07:38:44 AM
I've been putzing around with Final Fantasy XIII, thinking I had until the middle of next week to finish it, when my next game, Test Drive:  Ferrari Legends, was scheduled to arrive.  But now Amazon just e-mailed me that it will be here tomorrow.  Oh well, I guess that thrilling conclusion will have to wait   :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on July 05, 2012, 09:13:24 PM
Working on making a video that shows all the hidden bonuses, warps, and other tricks in Gradius.
(http://www.playerschoicevideogames.com/prod_images_blowup/gradius1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: violntshags on July 09, 2012, 07:18:35 PM
The Darkness II


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on July 11, 2012, 10:56:12 PM
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/43/Legobatman2.jpg/250px-Legobatman2.jpg[/url])
I got this yesterday, maybe 6 hours into it.

Got one of the coolest trophies in the game- Gorilla Thriller. Basically, you have to play as a female character and ride a gorilla up Wayne Tower. Epic is too much of a low word to describe the details of it. :teddyr: :teddyr: :smile:

Got my first ever platinum trophy from this game!  :cheers:

I finished the story part of Driver: San Francisco, and I must say that the party piece of car hopping is done well and the dialogue ranges from hilarious to WTF moments, like this one time I was in a car with an old lady and she said that she poisoned the driver's (I take over the driver's form, but the passenger can't see that) coffee and will die soon. BUT, and this is a big one (just how Sir Mix-a-lot likes it :tongueout: :wink:) this is one of the best games I've played, along with the fact that there are a lot of car movie references, including some movie challenges. :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 13, 2012, 07:00:24 AM
Got Test Drive:  Ferrari Racing Legends.  Played it for a couple evenings - found it equal parts boring and frustrating.  Got in this Ferrari 512 BB and it handled like somebody let half the air out of the tires;  it doesn't even turn, it just slews sideways and slides. 

Man, that was a waste of forty-five bucks.

Doing a second playththrough of Final Fantasy XIII.  Didn't like it the first time, but it kind of grew on me.  Once I read a walthrough on the internet and found out how the battle system was designed to work, and printed out a list of how much each weapon/accessory costs to upgrade, and what catalysts are needed to take each to its next level, it's not too bad.  Story is still poorly told, but oh well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on July 13, 2012, 08:49:11 AM
Still rockin out to SKYRIM.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 26, 2012, 06:46:01 AM
Still working on Final Fantasy XIII.  Finished my second playthrough a long time ago, now I'm doing the post-game grinding - got all my characters' abilities maxed out and now I'm killing these gigantic brontosaurus-looking things which occasionally drop items I need.  Think I'm kind of developing a thing for Fang  :teddyr:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/Fang.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 26, 2012, 08:30:17 AM
House Of The Dead: Overkill

(http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/951/951652/the-house-of-the-dead-overkill-20090205020034228.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: zeronx on July 26, 2012, 09:46:41 AM
Im alternating between a moded Fallout:New Vegas and Moded Skyrim. Mods make the game like new again. I love PC gaming :) That and Ive been table-top gaming and playing heroclix. NERDLYFFE!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: A.J. Bauer on July 28, 2012, 09:06:57 AM
Persona 4

Plot is better than most modern anime.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on July 28, 2012, 01:24:47 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/Wizards_and_Warriors_NES_cover.jpg)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: JoeTheDestroyer on July 28, 2012, 09:19:18 PM
Currently playing Unchained Blades for a staff review. It's actually a lot better than I expected, but still not great.  While it is a somewhat addictive dungeon crawler, it's missing a lot of the features that made previous DCs so much fun.  For instance, you can't create your own characters, and customization is pretty limited.  Dungeons are pretty complex and filled with traps, but lack challenging puzzles.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on July 30, 2012, 06:25:23 AM
Got the plat for Final Fantasy XIII   :teddyr:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/FFXIIIplat.png)

Started on XIII-2 last night, it seems pretty cool so far. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Cthulhu on August 04, 2012, 06:18:20 AM
Diablo 3.
Anyone down for some multiplayer? My computer is acting up though, and I'll leave for 5 days the day after tomorrow. After that though, hit me up.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on August 13, 2012, 11:59:02 PM
Spider-Man the arcade game.  Eh, it's okay.  I was trying to make a video of it for YouTube but it's not playing back correctly.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on August 17, 2012, 10:29:46 PM
Space Marine on the 360.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 19, 2012, 07:03:55 AM
Got the plat for Final Fantasy XIII-2

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/FFXIII-2.png)

It was a good game.  One of the better stories I've seen this generation  - but you'll have to play XIII first if you want to make any sense out of it.  The main character, Serah, was very likable.  It didn't feel as big and epic as XIII but it had its own personality which I enjoyed.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 19, 2012, 11:26:37 PM
My ten year old's "Goosebumps: Horrorland" game on Nintendo DS.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on August 20, 2012, 11:14:58 PM
4-PLAYER BOWLING ALLEY by Midway in 1979.  Old black & white bowling game with regular or flash mode.  Made a YouTube video of this; it's amazing how EASY bowling video games are on an emulator!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on August 22, 2012, 05:09:35 PM
N game, a downloadable game on the computer- FREE :thumbup:

NFS: Underground 2, since I finished Initial D last night, I have the urge to play that.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Trevor on August 27, 2012, 02:15:59 AM
i just bought the Plants vs Zombies game for PC: great fun.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on August 27, 2012, 06:55:14 AM
Been playing Skyrim for a few evenings now and really enjoying it.  Just tons and tons and TONS of stuff to do in this game.  I mostly like wandering around and checking out the scenery, soaking up the atmosphere;  it's very immersive.  Just bought a house last night - a lovely little 1 bedroom, 0 bath fixer-upper in a gated (drawbridge actually) community close to shopping and the tavern :thumbup:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on August 28, 2012, 07:12:05 PM
A rather poor old arcade game called "005" (double-oh-five).  Though you are supposed to be a spy (like James Bond, 007) the poor graphics make you look like a forest ranger!  On top of that, you use laughing gas to stun your enemies (!) and navigate a warehouse and skating rink (!!) before battling an enemy chopper in the sky.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2d/005_Sega_arcade_game_screenshot.png)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 16, 2012, 08:55:56 AM
I'm still playing Skyrim.  Having a great time with it.  I'm specializing in magic, which provides a lot of options as far as combat.  I did all the College of Winterhold quests, working on the Daedric quests now along with the Thieves Guild stuff.  I've barely gotten started on the main quest, or the Dark Brotherhood or Companions quests.  I keep getting sidetracked by all these gazillion intersecting quests;  I'm surprised I ever get anything finished lol.

There's a trophy for having 100,000 gold all at once so I'm working on that.  Think I've got about 75,000 so far.  I'm just going on quests, looting everything worth taking, smithing a bunch of armor, weapons and jewelry at the blacksmith shop, enchanting it, and selling everything.  Once I get 100,000 I'm buying that big house in Solitude and investing in a bunch of training for various skills.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on September 16, 2012, 02:07:25 PM
Been playing Minecraft on Creative mode, have been doing some awesome rollercoasters with the mine carts.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on September 16, 2012, 07:09:24 PM
The old arcade game GAUNTLET II.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Zapranoth on September 18, 2012, 10:10:29 PM
The old arcade game GAUNTLET II.

Yellow Elf.  Shot.  The food!  :(


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on September 19, 2012, 01:54:39 PM
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Playstation).  I'm hooked on getting as much castle percentage as possible: I've opened all rooms in both castles (regular and upside-down), and now am using a glitch to get outside the castle walls to exceed my percentage over 200%.  I now stand at over 266%.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: zeronx on September 20, 2012, 09:41:13 AM
Ive been playing a little Borderlands 2 in the last few days. If you want to play on xbox live add me : Extwin. Awesom on the SOTN castle %. Amazing game :)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 20, 2012, 10:37:23 PM
Golden Axe 3


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on September 21, 2012, 12:49:01 AM
Borderlands 2 and enjoying it, love how Pandora has opened up and has more variety. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on September 24, 2012, 03:26:41 PM
Playing Skyrim and I joined the Imperial army, and I notice that my commander is voiced by Claudia Christian, who played Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova in Babylon 5.  She's not one to mess with - I just say "Yes maam" and get the heck out of there   :bouncegiggle:  She voices about 15 different characters in the game I guess, but that's the first one where I've noticed her.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: lester1/2jr on September 30, 2012, 03:15:45 PM
http://atari.com/arcade#!/arcade/centipede/play


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: spongekryst on October 07, 2012, 11:43:23 PM
Fallout: New Vegas
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
SkullMonkeys


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Trevor on October 08, 2012, 07:16:54 AM
Plants vs Zombies: great game. I make a cameo appearance in this as the slightly disheveled newspaper zombie who freaks out when his paper is destroyed.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on October 08, 2012, 03:13:11 PM
Been trying to make a Youtube video of VIDEO PINBALL (1979, Atari).  The overlay screws up the video so it's not going to work.  I used to love this game back in the day.  Since there's been so many video pinball games since, though, it's kind of dated.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 11, 2012, 06:47:51 AM
Got the platinum for Skyrim

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/skyrimplat.png)

That's twenty plat's now, what a nerd  :bouncegiggle:

Great game, it had 6 main storylines that were all quite interesting, and a gazillion sidequests.  Pretty immersive experience overall.

Started on Uncharted 3 last night and that seems really fun so far.  Loved the first two games so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one too.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on October 23, 2012, 01:51:14 AM
The Binding of Isaac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Binding_of_Isaac_%28video_game%29)

This Rogue/Zelda clone is one of the most mean-spirited games I have played in years, but it is fantastic.

The back story is that a religious fanatic mother heard voices to kill her own child, and that child, which is you as the player, must escape from her homicidal range by escaping into a dungeon crawl. The main game is you making you way through various procedurally-generated rooms, gathering power-ups and fighting enemies. You must fight mini-bosses, gaining power-ups until you can eventually kill your own mother.

I'm not going to lie, it is purposefully messed up. You might find a wire hanger which ups your damage, or even make a deal with The Devil to increase your chances of surviving. I can't even explain all the ways that this game is offensive to, well, everybody.

However, the game play is top-notch. The Binding of Isaac is one of the best dungeon-crawlers in years. It's amazingly balanced. The more you play the more the game opens up. Should I mention that you start out as a simple baby, but every power-up or enhancement changes the appearance of your own icon. You start out as an innocent, but by the time you get powerful enough to face the game on its own terms, your characters has become a completely debauched, almost horrific figure.

I should mention that not everything is available to you at the start. The more you play, the more the game opens up. This is one of the best games I've played in years, and I'm completely obsessed with it.

It is also completely demented. If you're familiar with Christian doctrine, like I am, this game is beyond offensive. Mean-spirited. But the game play is incredible.

This is the best game I've played in years.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on October 23, 2012, 06:55:57 AM
Played the first third of Uncharted 3.  I dunno, it's identical to the previous games, just in a different setting.  I know precisely what's going to happen ten minutes before it happens.  Very disappointing.  There's nothing wrong with the game per se - if you've never played an Uncharted game before this would be really fun.  But since I've played this exact same game twice before, it's getting really old at this point.  Maybe it'll get better later on, if I decide to play it any more.

Motorstorm Apocalypse - arcade racer that takes place in an earthquake ravaged city.  Another very ordinary game.  I loved the previous game, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, which took place out in the forests, mountains and even volcanic valleys.  Those tracks were so fun to blast around at 100 mph.  I just don't enjoy these urban tracks at all.  They're not a good match for the arcadey driving physics that the game employs.  And there's so much crap flying at you at high speed that I'll quite often run into stuff that I couldn't even see until it was 10 feet in front of me.  The way the career mode is laid out is extremely restrictive as well, forcing you do complete race A, then B, then C, and you can't even choose what type of vehicle you want to use.  It's fun, you know, for a few days.  Nothing like the months worth of addictive gameplay that Pacific Rift had though.

Also playing a bit of Gran Turismo 5.  They add 3-5 new races every couple of weeks, and since I haven't played it in a few months I've got quite a few of them that have accumulated.  So that's fun.

I dunno, I've got quite a backlog of games, I need to go through them and find something that catches my fancy. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on October 25, 2012, 11:47:32 AM
This:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090429021858/gtawiki/images/9/92/GTA_San_Andreas_Box_Art.jpg)
for $10.00, it's a bargain :thumbup:!


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on November 02, 2012, 06:54:17 AM
I'm about 8 hours into a 24 hour endurance race around the Nurburgring in Gran Turismo 5.  It's night, it's been raining cats and dogs for 7 straight hours, so I've got no traction and can barely see where I'm going.  Oddly enough it's quite addictive.   :smile:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: The Gravekeeper on November 23, 2012, 03:41:03 AM
Finished Assassin's Creed 3 recently. I really liked it, thought it started off great, and I love that it kept all sides in the conflict morally grey (then again, you're playing a guy raised in an isolated Native village during the American Revolution. It wasn't gonna end well for him no matter who won.) Too bad bits of it just didn't gel and the very end of the game kind of sucks; it's still going to go into my regular rotation of games that I just pick up and play over and over, though.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on December 04, 2012, 01:23:05 AM
Replayed Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest, remembered how to get all his body parts but forgot how to get to him.  Had to look it up on the net.

Also, You Are Empty.  Not the greatest game ever but definitely enjoyable.  Sure it is a mess at times, but you can always find something to laugh at or something enjoyable to do in each level. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 04, 2012, 07:30:43 AM
Playing Kingdoms of Amalur:  Reckoning.  It's quite a bit like Skyrim actually, except instead of going for realism they went with an art style that's just a touch more cartoonish.  I'm not finding it nearly as immersive as Skyrim, but still having some fun with it. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: lester1/2jr on December 06, 2012, 07:16:35 PM
http://www.15kop.ru/en/


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on December 12, 2012, 05:43:24 PM

Recently I finished Dishonored for the '360, and it was a short but very sweet game. Great visuals of a turn of the century steam-punk city named Dunwall,  ripped right out of a Jules Verne or H.P. Lovecraft novel. Good game!

Right now, working on Skyrim for the '360. Got it patched thru the X-Box Marketplace and the quest loop is gone. meaning I can now play the game w\o the broken quest loop. I can't wait to get further into the game.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on December 15, 2012, 12:47:41 AM
[url]http://www.15kop.ru/en/[/url]


Ironic as I recently found that also.  It is interesting to see things that others were doing and then realizing we are not so different after all. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: lester1/2jr on December 15, 2012, 09:56:43 AM
I wonder what year that game was. It sucks pretty bad though visually it's actually kind of cool.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: indianasmith on December 15, 2012, 11:13:04 AM
I celebrated finishing my novel by starting to play my Elder Scrolls games all over again, starting with MORROWIND. About halfway thru the main quest now.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on December 16, 2012, 12:59:35 PM
I celebrated finishing my novel by starting to play my Elder Scrolls games all over again, starting with MORROWIND. About halfway thru the main quest now.

Visiting Red Mountain and Dagoth Ur again, eh, Indy?  I only hope that the "quest loop" in Skyrim has bene fixed for the '360 with the update I applied. If not, it's more time wasted and I'll have to resort to the PC verion and it's myriad of fixes. So far, so good, it seems..


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 19, 2012, 07:59:06 AM
Still playing Kingdoms of Amalur.  The gameplay is pretty fun, the biggest problem is that every time somebody gives me a quest (and there are hundreds of them) they're telling me about some guy, and then there was a curse or something, and there's some item I need to retrieve...I ain't got a clue what they're talking about.  I just go to the yellow circle on the map, kill everything, and bring them their item.  It's rather uninvolving.  I think I'm way over-leveled for where I am in the game, I can wipe out whole rooms full of enemies with a single spell.  Oh well, I'm getting kind of bored with it so it's good I can zip through the quests pretty fast I suppose.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on December 19, 2012, 12:18:24 PM
I celebrated finishing my novel by starting to play my Elder Scrolls games all over again, starting with MORROWIND. About halfway thru the main quest now.

Having a heck of a time in Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. I found a legitimate way to make lots of gold, and it's not a bug of any sort.

Here's the deal:

A: In the town of Whiterun (where you kill your first dragon outside by the Western Tower) there's a tavern called the Bannered Mare. There's a woodchooper's block just outside the door.

B: If you have a Woodcutter's Axe, you can go to the chopping block and chop wood as much as you want, and get 5 gold for each individual piece. There's no limit to the amount you can chop.

C: However, how you position your character at the block determines whether you chop one piece of wood at a time, or three. Some experimentation is needed with this. 

The process is long and tedious, but well worth it as it allows you to train and practice in most of the skills available such as smithing and alchemy. So, that said, good luck and happy hunting, and I'll meet you at  the Bannered Mare  :cheers:


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 19, 2012, 02:47:26 PM
For money in Skyrim I just worked on maxing out my smithing skill.  By the time you start making ebony armor and improving it to its highest level, there's no merchant that even has enough money to pay you full price for it  :smile:  Enchanting is great for that too, you can take some crummy dagger and enchant it and the price goes up ten fold.  Then I had some mask that gave me 20% better prices on everything and I think I leveled up that bartering skill a bit too.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on December 19, 2012, 03:22:24 PM
A buttload of Sega CD games.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on December 28, 2012, 08:32:08 AM
Got the plat for Kingdoms of Amalur:  Reckoning

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/jack1982cp-2.png)

It was an okay game.

Just started on Dragon's Dogma last night - LOVING it so far. 


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on December 28, 2012, 06:39:04 PM
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Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on December 29, 2012, 02:22:43 AM
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Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Couchtr26 on December 30, 2012, 05:41:24 PM
I wonder what year that game was. It sucks pretty bad though visually it's actually kind of cool.

It has an interesting style that is for sure though I am unsure of the year. 

Painkiller: Black edition, missed it on first release and nice to play things I missed initially.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on January 05, 2013, 12:05:33 PM
Hmm curently playing-

On the WII- Thrillville, great game, tons of mini games built into the main game

On the Xbox- Fable Platinum edition

On the PS3 (which I stole from dad and have every intention of returning)
-Heavenly sword, My wife is obsessed with the hot readheaded chick

Finally on the PC - Fallout tactics, man I love this game. I really hope they come out wiht a fallout3

Fallout 3 is in the works chief.  I'm so psyched about it.  Bethesda, who made the Elder Scrolls games, will be creating it.  I can't wait as Fallout 1 and 2 were some of the best games I ever played.

The only problem with Bethesda is that their games are FULL of bugs and quest glitches. Skyrim is just such an example. If I could begin somewhere I could, but there are so many it's hard to list them all. 

The "Title Bar Update" from Xbox Marketplace seems to have made a lot of that stuff history, but they need to fix all of it.

At least in Oblivion you were able to correctly report a quest as completed if you happened to inadvertently finished it quest before it was assigned to you. In Skyrim you get left hanging. A great game that can be made greater than it already is, despite the setback issues.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: El Misfit on January 05, 2013, 06:16:25 PM
Hmm curently playing-

On the WII- Thrillville, great game, tons of mini games built into the main game

On the Xbox- Fable Platinum edition

On the PS3 (which I stole from dad and have every intention of returning)
-Heavenly sword, My wife is obsessed with the hot readheaded chick

Finally on the PC - Fallout tactics, man I love this game. I really hope they come out wiht a fallout3

Fallout 3 is in the works chief.  I'm so psyched about it.  Bethesda, who made the Elder Scrolls games, will be creating it.  I can't wait as Fallout 1 and 2 were some of the best games I ever played.

The only problem with Bethesda is that their games are FULL of bugs and quest glitches. Skyrim is just such an example. If I could begin somewhere I could, but there are so many it's hard to list them all. 

The "Title Bar Update" from Xbox Marketplace seems to have made a lot of that stuff history, but they need to fix all of it.

At least in Oblivion you were able to correctly report a quest as completed if you happened to inadvertently finished it quest before it was assigned to you. In Skyrim you get left hanging. A great game that can be made greater than it already is, despite the setback issues.

Bethesda is a hit or miss game company, making some of the best games (Skyrim and some of the worst games (Brink)
At least they aren't Square Enix, making two of the most norotrious flops one right after the other, Final Fantasy XIV-2 and Mindjack

However, Bethesda isn't the only major game publisher/director to have bugs, Rockstar is guilty too, Red Dead Redemption is a good example, with the Manimals.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 08, 2013, 04:12:20 PM
Playing Dragon's Dogma.  It's boring.  The quests are like this:

  • Talk to some guy
    walk for 20 minutes because there's no fast-travel
    wander around wondering what the heck you're supposed to do
    check walkthrough on the internet
    spend 2 minutes doing what you're supposed to do
    Spend 20 minutes walking back to where you started

I don't feel like any of these quests have anything to do with the main story.  Can't even remember what the main story is.  There aren't any perks for leveling up, just a tiny increase in your health and endurance stats.  You never really get any loot that's good for anything except selling for some miniscule amount of money. 

I don't know how much longer I'll keep playing this.  It's a shame too because the game world is beautiful and the characters look really nice.  There's just nothing remotely interesting to do.



Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: retrorussell on February 08, 2013, 07:00:12 PM
Recently: Armor Attack (arcade).  Old black & white game with a color overlay.  You pilot a jeep through a simple maze and shoot down tanks and chopper before they shoot you. 
(http://www.thelogbook.com/phosphor/1980/armattack0.gif)


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 08, 2013, 08:20:59 PM
Still playing Oblivion. I recently received a quest where I was asked to go deal with someone called "Umaril the Unfeathered." If you guys see him let me know, I just want to talk to the guy...


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Mofo Rising on February 09, 2013, 02:07:36 AM
Still playing Oblivion. I recently received a quest where I was asked to go deal with someone called "Umaril the Unfeathered." If you guys see him let me know, I just want to talk to the guy...

I think I had 120 hours of Oblivion in. I completed most of the main-world quests, and then (finally) ventured over to the Shivering Isles. At this point, almost every stat I had was maxed out, and I did not use any cheats to do that. It was long and arduous and very repetitive.

Then both my hard drives crashed. My backups were kind of spotty due to an external hard drive formatting error I was too lazy to fix. Like that, game gone forever.

Great game.

I just put the finishing touches on Assassin's Creed: Revelations. I had stalled on the game because there was one annoying mission which I couldn't sync to 100% without having to restart further back than I thought was acceptable. Finally buckled down and beat it. Finished the rest of the missions 100% without too much difficulty. Spent way too much time running around completing all the optional objectives, including spending way too much time getting every city in Mediterranean Defense stocked with four assassins of each weapon and completing all the missions.

Long story short, finally finished the game with DNA at 100%. Didn't get all the achievements the game has, and probably won't, since the fact that I don't play multi-player precludes me from platinum-ing the game. Also, I don't have much interest in paying $10 bucks for more of the first-person sequences. Maybe I will, eventually.

Great series, with too many ridiculous side-quests that don't pay out in real gameplay. That being said, it's sad to see Ezio go. I'm looking forward to Assassin's Creed III, but I never buy new games, so that one is still a ways off.

Also, still playing The Binding of Isaac, which I now think is one of the greatest game ever. Steam says I've played 91 hours, which is a lot for a game that ostensibly only takes an hour to play every session.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Jack on February 21, 2013, 07:26:16 AM
Been playing Binary Domain for a few evenings.  It's a pretty standard third-person shooter with lots of gray environments and everybody's pretty macho.  Shooting mechanics are fine, you've got your standard assault rifle plus another weapon of your choice - usually a more powerful assault rifle though there are usually missile launchers lying around during boss battles.  There's also a pistol which I've never had to use and you get a variety of grenades.  Enemies are all robots and they're kind of cool, you can shoot their legs off and they crawl around like a half-destroyed terminator until you blast their heads off.  There was a boss battle with this gigantic robot where you had to use the missile launcher to blast the armor off its legs and then shoot these power conduits or whatever once the armor was gone.  That was kind of fun and challenging.

The story is actually the best part - in the future robots are common and some bad guy has begun making cyborgs which are indistinguishable from humans - in fact they don't even know they're cyborgs, they honestly believe they're human beings.  So we're sent to Japan to try and track down the guy who's building these things and of course battling a gazillion enemies along the way.

I've been bored with shooters for years now but I was kind of in the mood for one, and this isn't bad.  Gameplay is of course repetitive - shoot all the guys in this area, move to the next area, shoot all the guys there.  But oh well.


Title: Re: What Video Games Are You Playing?
Post by: Trevor on February 21, 2013, 07:40:51 AM
Still playing Oblivion. I recently received a quest where I was asked to go deal with someone ca