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736  Media / General Games / Re: Sonic Generations on: November 01, 2011, 11:24:27 AM
I think I may have already mentioned this, but I've never been much into Sonic. Its been ages since I played an oldschool Sonic game, and my impressions of this new one are based entirely on the PSN demo. I didn't like how the "classic mode" Sonic controls, because he felt heavy and seemed to promote running in one direction really fast rather than precise platforming (then again, maybe that's what Sonic games ware always about). Either way, I had a hard time adjusting to this and didn't find it very enjoyable.
737  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: My goal starting November: beat 1 RPG a month on: November 01, 2011, 11:14:18 AM
Good luck, though you'd probably be better off investing this kind of determination into something a little more productive. As much as I love games, Ive come to the conclusion that they should be a hobby, not a routine.

Then again, many people need a sort of routine to make time for their hobbies.

Is playing video games a productive use of my time? Absolutely. And I'm actually rather offended that Maxximum thinks he knows what is and isn't a good use of other people's time.

There's a difference in playing when you want to, and forcing yourself to reach some sort of self set goal. I've done this many times, and at the end of the day ended up wasting a ton of time that I could have made much better use of. RPGs can be especially punishing in this regard. What I meant to say, is that playing should be fun, not a routine chore. Depending on what type of person you are, the determination to reach a set goal can keep you going way past the line of enjoyment and put you right in the middle of self torture territory.

In short, I simply meant that he/she should play while its fun. It wasn't self righteous preaching, just advise based on my own experiences.
738  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: October 26, 2011, 03:15:18 PM
I keep getting these emails saying "it's come to our attention that you're trying to sell your WoW account."

I'm actually kind of curious where they ware going with this one.
739  Media / General Games / Re: Sonic Generations on: October 26, 2011, 03:08:17 PM
He takes quite some time to get moving, changing directions is a pain, even when you're standing still. There's also quite a big delay between the button press and Sonic actually jumping, especially if he's got some speed. To me, it just didn't feel right at all, the game felt best when I was just holding a single direction button and running straight ahead, allowing the game bounce me about, doing anything else was a pain.
740  Media / General Games / Re: Sonic Generations on: October 26, 2011, 02:11:34 PM
I just tried the PSN demo, and I have to say, classic Sonic just plain blows. He feels like a tank (try the demo, you'll know what I mean). Modern Sonic fares a little better, but its not really enough to make up for the awful classic engine. The demo has the "in development" disclaimer, so maybe they'll tweak it, but so far, I'm not impressed.
741  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: October 26, 2011, 12:51:16 PM
Ah, Sazh. In a game where everyone is Jar Jar Binks, the comedy relief turns out to be the least annoying and most reasonable of the lot (bar possibly Fang, who I haven't seen enough of in game to judge). Glad to hear he made it into XIII-2. I should really try to watch play FFXIII again so I can beat in time for the sequel. Who knows, maybe I wont hate it quite as much on my second attempt, since I've had time to come to terms with how modern jRPGs "play".
742  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: My goal starting November: beat 1 RPG a month on: October 26, 2011, 12:36:46 PM
Good luck, though you'd probably be better off investing this kind of determination into something a little more productive. As much as I love games, Ive come to the conclusion that they should be a hobby, not a routine.
743  Media / General Games / Re: Ratchet and Clank: All for One on: October 20, 2011, 04:03:04 PM
I'm just not convinced by this whole Co-op thing. I never liked AI partners, and R&C have always been pure single player games, and that's exactly how I liked them. Guess Ill look at a few more trailers and some lets plays if anyone decides to make them. Maybe Ill warm up to the idea. In the meantime, I've still got "Crack in Time" to hold me over for a while.
744  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic on: October 20, 2011, 03:32:32 PM
Konami is bringing the Suikoden series back with a brand new game. Genso Suikoden: The Woven Web of a Century takes place in a world where a monster rises every one hundred years and destroys the world. A young lad, sent 100 years from the future by the mysterious Zephon, is given the task to defeat him.

Famitsu magazine revealed both of the heroís parents are deceased and he is a swordsman from the village of Terube. Jino, his hotheaded childhood friend made the journey through time too. When Myra, Jinoís older sister, isnít scolding him, sheís the groupís magician. Dukas is a loyal soldier and another one of the gameís main characters.

While Genso Suikoden: Woven Web of a Century is a single player game, Famitsu notes the title has unspecified wireless LAN features.


OK, That setting does sound pretty awful. Lets see how they go about presenting it. If executed well, even the most cliche setups can turn out well. Still, and I know Im repeating myself here, it does sound pretty awful...
745  Media / General Games / Re: Rockstar's "Complete Editions" of Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire coming on: October 20, 2011, 03:25:42 PM
Hmmm, been meaning to get both of these eventually, but never got around to it. Looks like putting it off may have actually paid off this time. I'll probably be buying both of these once the price drops enough.
746  Media / General Games / Re: Batman Arkham City on: October 20, 2011, 03:18:56 PM
Well, if you want to discourage people from buying used in general you might not want to ink a deal for a free code with the retail chain that leads in used sales. They can't just throw offers like that with every game, so they'll probably lose out on a 3DS or Wii game.

Capcom was trying to discourage used game sales with their single non erasable save file. This, on the other hand, is clearly meant to generate money from used game sales for WB. In fact, depending on how much the game is sold to retailers for, these may actually end up generating a higher profit than new games do. A single copy becomes a sort of goose that lays golden eggs. As for the GS deal, is actually in favour of WB. It may seem like Gamespot is being swell here, showing WB where they can stick their evil code. What they are actually doing, is giving them a guaranteed code sale with every copy. Its an everybody wins scenario. Sadly, I cant see this trend going away, if anything, its going to get worse.
747  Media / General Games / Re: Ratchet and Clank: All for One on: October 18, 2011, 06:10:52 PM
Nah, it's a full R&C title, they just leaned towards a more coop style of play. It's similar to deadlocked if you played that. I'll have it hopefully later today so i'll give a better idea of what it's like later.

Please do, to be honst, Id much rather be pleasantly surprised than right in this case.
748  Media / General Games / Re: Batman Arkham City on: October 18, 2011, 05:53:41 PM
Sigh, both the article you posted and the one it cites as the source seem to ignore some fairly obvious points that, in my opinion, are pretty safe to assume. I find it hard to believe that GS would be able to just go ahead and print these codes at their leisure without either paying WB a boatload of cash for the privilege, or simply buying out a ton of them in advance. Either way, WB are going to get paid. Instead, they both seem to suggest that this is done without WBs consent. The codes are still doing their job here, especially since Gamestop is hardly the exclusive retailer of used games around the world,  making these codes far from "pointless". So, I'm going to assume that the authors are both either nerd baiting, or simply have the combined IQ of an eggplant. I'm guessing its the former, since its a fairly popular way to rack up views.
749  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: October 17, 2011, 05:42:00 PM
Probably some unlockables, I'm guessing mostly cosmetic, possibly some gear upgrades. As long as it doesn't have any impact on the story, I'm fine with it.


No, it affects the outcome of the campaign. They're calling it a stage of 'galactic readiness' - ie. it's one of the ways that you can get the best/most complete ending of the game. But BioWare specifically states that it's only an alternative option - meaning you can still get the best ending by doing only single player.

OK, that a different story, but as long as its only an alternative, it might actually work out.
750  Media / General Games / Re: Batman Arkham City on: October 17, 2011, 05:38:38 PM
Not really. There are plenty of people who don't take consoles online. Why should they be deprived of content when they bought the game new?

Its somewhat justifiable, because they want to make money off all sales, and only the retailer profits from a used game sale. Having said that, I still don't like it  because, as you said, its unfair to those that can't redeem their code.
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