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2371  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: November 09, 2009, 01:43:57 PM
Well, Uncharted is basically just "Platforming section -> Shootout -> Platforming section -> Shootout" and anybody who told you otherwise was lying.  That said, it's the high level of quality in both of those sections that made that game fantastic.

And who cares if you're getting "official" trophies that you can show off?  As long as you're getting the mini ones that give you direct in-game rewards I don't think it should matter either way.

Yeah, yeah, I realize the insignificance of trophies and such. But have you SEEN how barren that box down there looks? lol. Plus, the in game rewards do not interest me. Just like movies, I have no real interest in all the "making of" and "behind the scenes" stuff.  Ruins the illusion of the game and/or movie for me.

The game is exactly what you say it is, and yet that's not the vibe I got from the reviews and comments I read beforehand.
I'm totally enjoying the game. I was just expecting a bit more variety(read: less action, more puzzles).
2372  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Let's find really ugly webpages. on: November 09, 2009, 09:19:29 AM
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Why isn't there techno music? I could stare at this and bob my head to the running cat.

Why is the cat running backwards.

Backwardz Kitteh runs backwardz for jesus!
2373  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: November 09, 2009, 09:15:11 AM
Uncharted - Just started Chapter(?) 10.
I wonder about the trophy system for this game. The first time I played it, I was not online and didn't have the trophy support update installed. A few days later, I DLed the update. It's still not giving me trophies(despite finding 20 relics so far), though. I'm going to go ahead and assume that I screwed up by not getting the update upon first starting. I would probably have to start a whole new game if I wanted trophies. Am I right? If so, that sucks.
Anyway, enjoying the game very much. Getting better at aiming, but still get tired of the excessive shootouts.
2374  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: God of War I and II Blu-ray compilation for the PS3 on: November 09, 2009, 09:03:42 AM
I still think this whole thing is pointless. Like buying the same movie on Blu-Ray that you've owned on dvd for years. It's the SAME movie/game! Sure, it looks a little sharper, but is that really, honestly worth buying again?
I still contend that anyone who wanted to play GoW I & II would have already played them on a PS2. If you, for some bizarre reason, didn't own a PS2, then you probably aren't a gamer. Go home, grandma.
Then we have those who DID play it on a PS2 and for some reason are still interested in this. Must be nice having so much extra time on your hands. All sorts of great games out there, and you want to re-play the GoWs because they might look a little better on an HDtv? Hell, these games looked incredible when they first came out.
so, um, yeah....
*takes a chill pill*



2375  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New Information on Spirit Tracks on: November 09, 2009, 08:45:26 AM
Same reaction as Prime. Why would they even consider bringing back the Ocean King Temple? Even a "improved" version?
I also agree with Dice in that this has to be amazing awesome to even get some interest out of me. So far it looks like Blah. The whole trains thing makes me think they're shooting for the 5 year old demo.

I also recall the music being horrible and repetitive. Every dungeon pretty much had the same boring bgm. NOT cool.
Yeah, I pretty much wrote this off right after it was announced.

2376  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age: Origins on: November 07, 2009, 11:34:58 AM
I actually agree with Prime. I am VERY interested in how the game looks and FEELS. The screen shots really haven't done much for me. It all looks so...generic. In my own interests, I have grown beyond generic fantasy. Hopefully this pans out to be more than that.
I enjoyed Mass Effect for the sci-fi setting, action-oriented battles, and great dialog. The ridiculous amount of time spent rendering the individual characters was lost on me. I would rather have had that time spent on making the environments more organic and/or artistic. Anyway...My enjoyment of ME is the reason I am interested in Dragon Age. I'll wait and see what you all think before buying it. Then again, a lot of people liked Oblivion, and those types of games bore me to death, so...we'll see.
2377  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: It's plan is finally revealed on: November 05, 2009, 08:59:57 AM
I almost WANT to die when her godawful music comes on the radio. Can't change the station fast enough.



i guess theres no accounting for taste eh?
i have 3 of its songs on my mp3 player.

I'm sorry to hear that. I truly hope you shall recover from this malady.
; - )
2378  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: It's plan is finally revealed on: November 04, 2009, 01:54:08 PM
I almost WANT to die when her godawful music comes on the radio. Can't change the station fast enough.
2379  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: November 04, 2009, 10:27:19 AM
Enjoying Uncharted. I'm really digging the crazy wall climbing, and death defying leaps that poor Nathan has to take. I've fallen to my death several times, but only due to my own bad timing. The control is really well done. I could do without the overabundance of shootouts, though. Plus they seem to throw the same group of guys at you every time.
2380  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 02, 2009, 04:05:39 PM
Saw Zombieland. It was a fun movie with a couple things that bothered me. It starts out better than it ends.
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The cameo is dragged out out beyond being funny
The romance angle didn't work for me either. Still, Woody H. was great, and it was better than I would have expected.

.REC - Now this ended up getting to me. Starts out light and descends into craziness. The final 10-15 minutes is freaky and scary. Almost in a Silent Hill kinda way. Good stuff.
2381  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: November 02, 2009, 09:38:58 AM
Uncharted - My first thought with this was: "How come it didn't install to the HD? I thought all PS3 games had to be. hmph."

Game is gorgeous. Drake controls well, and can do some pretty amazing things. Still having trouble with the shootouts, though. I suck at them. Without some type of Lock on, I have a hard time getting the crosshairs in the right spot. End up taking a lot of damage. Speaking of...I wish there was a health meter or something. The screen goes grey after a few hits, but I'd still like to know where I am, damage wise.
I just found the plane wreckage and am off to save(?) Elena. I like how this game just keeps going. No stopping for "stage clear" screens or statistics.

I also picked up Valkyria Chronicles. I planned on playing that next, but with Dragon Age coming out this week, we'll see.


2382  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So Halloween 2009... zuh? on: November 01, 2009, 01:47:24 PM
Our neighborhood is always busy. We had tons of kids last night(probably around 200 or so). We also happen to live on a busy corner, and do the whole "Halloween house" thing. Plus, the wife and I dress up as well. A good time is had by all.
2383  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facebook. on: October 29, 2009, 11:14:40 PM
all right, it should be obvious to anyone who knows me(including you folks around here), but I'm the guy with the Grim Reaper avatar. Funny that there are at least 5 Mark Donahue's in the Chicago area. We should have a convention or something.
2384  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facebook. on: October 29, 2009, 10:25:59 PM
I just realized that there are multiple people on FB with my name. Same with dade. How do we know who is  the right one?
2385  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facebook. on: October 29, 2009, 07:55:56 PM
eh. I do the facebook thing. Good way to keep in contact with the fam. I also use it to post up (mini) reviews of games, books, movies, etc. Plus whatever random thoughts pop in my head.
I'm totally friending you dade! I just go by my fsm given name: Mark Donahue

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