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Old 10-02-2008, 04:05 AM   #781
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I ended up getting Brothers in Arms from GF.

Less pretty, and controls feel worse than COD obv. The squad based aspect of it is kind of cool, you recon and then can send your teams to flank Nazis, you get the action and the command feel of it. A lot of fights are cover system based which sucks considering the cover system is super clunky and makes you appreciate the games that get it right so much more. But fights are still usually pretty fun.

They also try and force a super mediocre story down your throat, fair enough, it's a game about shooting Nazis, but oh wait, Ubisoft thinks their poorly written/acted cliche WWII story is too important for a player to have the power to skip through, despite the fact cutscenes are common and often around 5 minutes long. Dicks.

Highlight of the game for sure was that on good grenade tosses it'll go into slow mo of the frag, and dudes get meeeeesssed up it's pretty vivid. It does it for a great percentage of headshots too, it's awesome when you're in an extended cover type battle with a dude and BAM slomo headshot when you pop up. Both are super satisfying.

I also highly approve of the fact they name their control schemes "Ring World," "Tour of Duty," and "Tactical Six," after such games. Worth a rental maybe if you want a slight mix up on the WWII game deal.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:36 PM   #782
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Figured this question had been asked a ton so didn't want to start its own thread. I'm thinking about finally getting a PS3 or XBOX360, what would you recommend based upon the following considerations:

I want to play online
Due to my apartment setting, I would need to connect wireless (++$$ for xbox?)
There are many old PS2 games I would like to play/replay (how well does PS3 play PS2 games?)
Fewer old XBOX games I want to play
Big fan of sports games
Big fan of MGS series
Also like playing WWII style shooters online (COD4?)
Will be my first bluray/HD DVD

So what should I buy?
posts like this tilt me so hard. ppl come in here describe specific system attributes:

oh you know my gf isn't really into games but loved playing smash brothers...umm i have friends over all the time so some good 4 player games would be good....i like old nes/snes games and wouldn't mind playing them again....so what do u think i should get guys?
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #783
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punch-out wii, coming q1 2009



potential for greatness. played the original and the snes game a ton. in fact, on the snes game, i found out that the win-loss counter stops increasing at 255-0
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:59 PM   #784
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I read off the guides that I will eventually have to beat them in less than 10 turns, I have no ****ing clue how to do that, lol.
Does anything cool happen if you beat them in less than 10 turns? I can beat them in exactly 10 now, but nothing less.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:31 PM   #785
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Does anything cool happen if you beat them in less than 10 turns? I can beat them in exactly 10 now, but nothing less.
Meh absolutely nothing. A minor cutscene but nothing super. I beat them in 8 turns(Hero/Ragnar/Secret Char/Maya-Alena). Got really lucky with critical strikes on Hero and Secret Char. But after that you can't fight them anymore so no more relative easy way to get alot of XP(lol that they were super difficult when I first went to them).

The Final Boss was completely anti-climatic as I am WAY overpowered to beat him. But I did enjoy the 6th chapter as it at least gave me the first bit of trouble I had in the game and I did learn a trick to level up:

Where you found the Mirror Shield in the cave to the underworld, its a place with 2 stairs and a crevasse in the middle with a chest on the other side of the crevasse. You can fight King Metal, and 3 metal babbles. Sands of Time is a great tool in this battle and have Alena attack the king and then have your other 3 attack the babbles and hope for luck.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:58 PM   #786
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Where you found the Mirror Shield in the cave to the underworld, its a place with 2 stairs and a crevasse in the middle with a chest on the other side of the crevasse. You can fight King Metal, and 3 metal babbles. Sands of Time is a great tool in this battle and have Alena attack the king and then have your other 3 attack the babbles and hope for luck.
I'll check this place out. I've still been leveling up at the cave/tower south of Endor. Since I ditched Torneko and his whistle spell I just use musk, and it works well. The secret character gets a metal slash spell at a certain level that usually does two points of damage, so that along with the liquid metal sword makes it pretty easy.

Have you completed the monster book? When it's completed you apparently get
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I'm about seven monsters short. I don't want this game to be over but I should probably get back to playing poker.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:38 PM   #787
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Forgive me if this has been discussed ad nauseum, but I just rediscovered Progress Quest. So excited.

http://progressquest.com/ for you noobs
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:21 PM   #788
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i just saw an ad that you can by blizzcon PPV for $40? wtf who on earth would pay for that.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:01 PM   #789
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I'll check this place out. I've still been leveling up at the cave/tower south of Endor. Since I ditched Torneko and his whistle spell I just use musk, and it works well. The secret character gets a metal slash spell at a certain level that usually does two points of damage, so that along with the liquid metal sword makes it pretty easy.

Have you completed the monster book? When it's completed you apparently get
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I'm about seven monsters short. I don't want this game to be over but I should probably get back to playing poker.

I haven't finished that book yet, but I checked out the casino and their really isn't anything there that I really want. But just for the sake of completion I have about 12 monsters left(and I'm sort of lost on where they could possibly be) and I have 53 medals. I started the town but am not really sure on how to get that going to get the last 7 medals. I guess there is always the max stats thing...but that is so long and tedious I think I'll skip that.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:41 PM   #790
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

For the 360, is there any way to combine multiple profiles into just one?

On my old 360 I had a profile, call it "grrouchie" and I used it to connect to xbox live and whatnot.

So, got a new 360, created grrouchie and played games on it for the last month or so.
Connect to Xbox Live today, have to go through the recover gamertag thing and whatnot....

and now I have two profiles on my new 360, both called grrouchie, one saying Xbox Live under it..

However, now my achievements and everything are split between the two profiles.

I'm guessing I pretty much just need to delete the one that isn't associated with xbox live and lose any achievments or whatnot I had on it correct?

thanks
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:26 AM   #791
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For any people in the UK, insanely cheap 360 games at PC World at the moment. Usuallly they are a terrible shop imo, but was in there yesterday and they had a load of titles for 10 pounds, and a fair few for a fiver.

I got Table Tennis and Colin McRae Dirt for a fiver each. Table Tennis rules!
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:52 AM   #792
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anybody here ever just lose their passion for playing video games solo? I can only stand playing with friends drunk or sober online vs other players nowadays whereas as a kid I could play for 8 hrs/day.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:03 PM   #793
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anybody here ever just lose their passion for playing video games solo? I can only stand playing with friends drunk or sober online vs other players nowadays whereas as a kid I could play for 8 hrs/day.

I think i'm going through that now as well.
I've played a few games to completion this year, but they usually require more time (physical days not time played) than they should.

I tried playing gears and got bored after a couple of hours.

However, last night I got on xbox live for the first time ever and started playing gears with a friend and had a blast.....
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:21 PM   #794
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New Xbox Channel will go live on November 19, 2008:

http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/...mber-19th.aspx
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:49 PM   #795
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wat does that mean
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