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captain~swing



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 116

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Whatcha playin? Reply with quote



I decided to just go crazy and post in the "Games"
forum. Someone had to, right?

I'm in the process of "level-grinding" (an obnoxious
internet term for the mindless leveling up that
players subject themselves to during extending RPG
uh playing) my way through Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
(link goes to Gamefaqs.com) for the Gameboy Advance.

When I bought my Gamecube I also purchased the
GBA Player which is a hardware add-on to play GBA
games on my TV with my GC.

SRT: OG is a turn-based strategy RPG. You take command
of anime/manga inspired characters who are in command
of anime/manga inspired Giant Robots/Mechs/Mecha and
proceed to level-up, power-up and blow-everything-up.

The story is completely linear and consists of hitting
the A, or B button, to scroll through text boxes next to
character art. It's a lot like reading internet forums that
allow avatars but with less porn and spyware. ;)

There are two main characters to choose from but their
storylines appear to collide about halfway through the
game (40-ish missions/battles).

The only way to "level-grind",as I am, is to intentionally
lose a mission and get the "Game Over" screen. From
there you can continue to play with the levels and money
you gained from the last battle...

and so on and so on. *yawn*

The gameplay isn't as challenging, or as interesting, as
the Advance Wars games for the GBA. Not only are the
battles easy to just win but it's also easy to "S rank"
(an Advance Wars term for a perfect victory) most of the
missions on the first try.

The big appeal of these games is, apparently, the import
"Super Robot Taisen" games of which there are many.
In those games you can utilize Giant Robots from actual
Anime series like Neon Genesis Evagelion, Robotech,
Big O, Giant Robo, Getter Robo etc.

Because of the amount of companies and copyrights
involved those titles will never have a US release but they
can be imported from the Usual Suspects.

I have enjoyed shooting giant robot fist missiles at evil
alien invaders but I wouldn't recommend this game to
anyone except very hardcore and very bored TBS-RPG
players.

2 snowflakes out of 5

~the captain, who has Okami on order
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Frank_Jewett
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Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 1282

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like SIM Golf, which is unfortunately way out of date. The designers did a great job of merging the fun of a SIM where you design and manage a course with the fun of building up your SIM golfer's skills through playing rounds of video golf. Players can engage in any or all of these activities. The NPC SIM golfers who visit and join the club are fun too.

I'm hoping SIM Golf will be modernized along the lines of "Roller Coaster Tycoon 3", another campaign SIM that shows amazing attention to detail with lots of opportunities for emersion experiences.

Frank
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The Greatest Man Alive



Joined: 03 Sep 2006
Posts: 100
Location: Manassas, VA

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still playing WWSM 2006 (I play the LLaMa way) and TCB which is a treat for me everytime I play. I tend to enjoy simulation games like those with my strongest desire in the sports area. I'll occasionally play something like Civ 4 or Ages of Empires.
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Jeremy Billones



Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 523
Location: Alexandria, VA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been switching between Civ 4 and City of Heroes (getting back in after a 6 month layoff).
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Iron Chad



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 1163

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"24: The Game" - Yeah, it's a substandard game, but the story is wild and fun and I keep getting stuck in parts of it. Only a couple of times because of bugs, luckily. I get frustrated and put it down for a month or so at a time, but then I need the Jack Bauer fix and go back to it, usually after sports starts sucking like the way Alabama's place-kicker blew the Arkansas game Saturday.

"GTA: Liberty City Stories" - I think GTA III had my favorite story of all the GTA series, so it's neat to revisit the characters like Sal and Donald Love. The game is nowhere as deep or complex as San Andreas, and the old GTA III rules are in effect like hitting the water being an instant wasted, but the stories are cool and fun and missions are not impossibly hard, unless there's a couple of doozies on the third borough I haven't gotten to.

"Smackdown: Here Come the Pain" - By far the best of the Smackdown series, though I didn't get "Smackdown vs. RAW 2006". We can't have four people over without a couple having to go to HCTP after a couple of hours.

-Chad
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Jeremy Billones



Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 523
Location: Alexandria, VA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I forgot to mention that I finished "The Godfather" a few weeks back.

I was concerned when the hintbook said that to get the third ending you had to

a) Crack all 100 safes
b) Find all 100 movie reels
c) Complete all 22 execution styles

I actually spent an hour trying to pull off a Wallpaper execution, and another hour failing to pull off the 'throw into traffic' execution, before I noticed a footnote that said you only needed a 93% or so completion rating to get the ending.
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Regan



Joined: 02 Aug 2006
Posts: 148

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead Rising. Oh, dear sweet Dead Rising. Game of the Millenia.

For those porr souls unaware of the genius of Dead Rising, it involves running through a mall, grabbing weapons from Frisbees to Chainsaws, and dispatching the undead.

It's as if they read my mind.

Kevin
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Tomer



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 168
Location: New York, NY

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regan wrote:
Dead Rising. Oh, dear sweet Dead Rising. Game of the Millenia.

For those porr souls unaware of the genius of Dead Rising, it involves running through a mall, grabbing weapons from Frisbees to Chainsaws, and dispatching the undead.

It's as if they read my mind.

Kevin


So, it's pretty much a "Dawn of the Dead" video game?

-Tomer
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RL



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 35
Location: Atlanta

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still playing VPW2 for the N64. I'm also tooling around a little with the demo for Dawn of War: Dark Cruseade, the next chapter in the Warhammer 40K PC games. Also looking forward to the new Mortal Kombat game next month.

~rl
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