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Bernhardt
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2008, 11:08:56 PM »

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STILL, I believe Dirge of Cerberus is actually THE BEST third-person shooter on the PS2, and even speaking relatively, I still think it's pretty damn fun play, though, I had to actually play the tutorial to learn the controls, namely the shooting.

So you haven't played Resident Evil 4. Seeing as how it's one of the best games ever, you should fix that.

Yeah, RE4's an elusive one; either they got the original version (non-Greatest Hits label) sitting in the case for $40, or they got the Greatest Hits label for $20; can I get the original, NON-Greatest Hits label for $20?! They're clearly recognizing that the original versions do, in fact, have collectible value over the GH labels.

YEAH, GH labels are about the only video-game thing I get REALLY anal about. Movies: Widescreen? Fullscreen? Who cares, I'll take what you got. GH labels? Those things GOT to go...or at least make them less tackier; the red so often clashes with the rest of the box art, and is even obscured by a small "lip" at the top of the front cover...
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« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2008, 12:32:27 AM »

So get the non-greatest hits version of RE4 for $40 if such things bother you.  $40 is a small price to pay for what is quite possibly the best game of last generation.

Anyway, on topic, most of the Megaten series consists of spin-offs and most of them are excellent.  I'm not a fan of the recent Square-Enix trend of making sequels to sequels, but sometimes spin-offs (or sequels that are very different than previous games in the series like Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter, Wild Arms 4, and the aforementioned RE4) can be even more fun than the main games.
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« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2008, 12:33:38 AM »

It's worth noting that those copies may not have been relabeled, and would ring up as $20. Ask for it to be scanned, or get a used copy since they really don't care there even when they should (See: Silent Hill 2 where the GH version has Xbox bonuses).
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« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2008, 01:34:03 AM »

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the GBA Devil Children (DemiKids) games, and Last Bible 1 (Revelations: The Demon Slayer.)


I like the first Last Bible but yeah the Devil Children games on the GBA were sort of lacking. The original ones were pretty good too which makes this even more annoying. Notably in the sense that the originals had some pretty nice character development going on and some fairly charming storylines, whereas the GBA games largely didn't make any sense.

But uh, yeah. SMT is weird in the sense that even games that are direct sequels can seem more like spin-offs, as was the case with, uh, the last three games we got in that series. Also I DO totally maintain that Nocturne was better than the first two games and you can kindly take your sword fusions and triple fusions and that alignment determines what monsters you get bollocks and shove it up your nose with a rubber hose made of ants. (Also Eternal Punishment was better than Innocent Sin).

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(See: Silent Hill 2 where the GH version has Xbox bonuses).


I have the PC version of this because it was substantially cheaper (6 bucks at Oddlots) and much like Morrowind, the second Vampire game, and also Europa Universalis 3 for some stupid reason (also six bucks at Oddlots. THIS IS WHAT I DO FOR FUN SHUT UP), it doesn't work right on my laptop. In the words of Klonoa, WAHOO. Only when I say 'wahoo,' I mean 'vagina.'
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« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2008, 08:42:15 AM »

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STILL, I believe Dirge of Cerberus is actually THE BEST third-person shooter on the PS2, and even speaking relatively, I still think it's pretty damn fun play, though, I had to actually play the tutorial to learn the controls, namely the shooting.

So you haven't played Resident Evil 4. Seeing as how it's one of the best games ever, you should fix that.

Yeah, RE4's an elusive one; either they got the original version (non-Greatest Hits label) sitting in the case for $40, or they got the Greatest Hits label for $20; can I get the original, NON-Greatest Hits label for $20?! They're clearly recognizing that the original versions do, in fact, have collectible value over the GH labels.

I'd put Max Payne far above DoC as well. Honestly, I found what I played of DoC to be pretty average, all things considered.

In regards to spin-offs I pretty much agree with D-Rider.
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« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2008, 10:44:05 AM »

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Or are you referring to Shadow Hearts being a pseudo-successor to Koudelka?


Yes, SH being the spiritual sequel to Koudelka - it wasn't quite a sequel but definitely had its roots in it.


I think it's fair to say that there's nothing pseudo or spiritual about Shadow Hearts. There's a direct link there.

As for Persona, that series had time to gain some notoriety in NA, because those were the only MegaTen games released during the PS1 era.

Resident Evil 4? Good controls, good graphics, hated the story and *loathed* the escort missions. My least favourite RE of all of them.

What I saw of FFX-2 (watched my friend play the first hour or so ..... and I fell asleep while he was playing it) was enough to convince me it wasn't the game for me.
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