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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 00:43:12

^ Look everyone! There --ARE-- games I DON'T like!

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:15:47
phantom_leo said:

^ Look everyone! There --ARE-- games I DON'T like!

Yes, good ones apparently. Sad

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:24:38

Which are the ones I don't like that are good?

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:26:39

I'm joking, I haven't even played any of them. Nyaa

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:29:46

Can you believe IGN actually said that Splosion-Man was better than New Super Mario Bros. Wii? Uneasy

Anyway, Leo, I know you beat Black Ops, but are you still going to keep it around, you know, for the multiplayer?

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:31:03

Should have been called: The Meh

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:35:18

I almost feel guilty --NOT-- liking this game!

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:42:21

Not so guilty about not getting into this one. Yes. There's a game even too weird for me!

Why. Does. The. Guy. From Classic. Game Room. Take. Awkward. Pauses between. Words when. He. Speaks?

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:43:23
ASK_Story said:

Anyway, Leo, I know you beat Black Ops, but are you still going to keep it around, you know, for the multiplayer?

Oh absolutely!



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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:44:41
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Can you believe IGN actually said that Splosion-Man was better than New Super Mario Bros. Wii? Uneasy

'Splosion Man is not bad. Better than a Mario game? Hahahahahhaaaaaa... No.

Super Meat Boy is a similar game but 3.7895 MILLION times BETTER ! ! !

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 05:00:48
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Why. Does. The. Guy. From Classic. Game Room. Take. Awkward. Pauses between. Words when. He. Speaks?

What . . .pauses are you . . . talking about . . . Leo? I  . . . didn't notice any . . . pauses.

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 05:17:45

And even more games are voted of the island!

As I get more acquainted with actual, disc-based 360 games, the less I want to be bothered with the DL'ables.

  • Darwinia+ is cool, but feels too dated for me to care about.
  • Space Giraffe: After seeing what Namco can do with Pac-Man CE DX, Minter's little Tempest redux just doesn't measure up. Did I mention the guy was obnoxious enough to put a portrait of his own face in the background of the game...? Puh-lease!
  • 'Splosion Man is the exact same type of game as Meat Boy. Guess which one I prefer?

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The List as of 11/21/10:

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 05:18:14
Ravenprose said:

What . . .pauses are you . . . talking about . . . Leo? I  . . . didn't notice any . . . pauses.



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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 05:28:55
phantom_leo said:

And even more games are voted of the island!

As I get more acquainted with actual, disc-based 360 games, the less I want to be bothered with the DL'ables.

  • Space Giraffe: After seeing what Namco can do with Pac-Man CE DX, Minter's little Tempest redux just doesn't measure up.

*Jeff Minter sad*

Jeff Minter

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  • Did I mention the guy was obnoxious enough to put a portrait of his own face in the background of the game...? Puh-lease!

I don't recall Jeff Minter's pic in the game . . . BUT I do remember him putting in a background pic of that hoodie-suit wearing J. Allard.

j. allard

*shudders*

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 05:31:12
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I don't recall Jeff Minter's pic in the game . . . BUT I do remember him putting in a pic of that hoodie-suit wearing J. Allard.

J. Allard

*shudders*



Oh! Wow! You're right!

...and you know what? That's even MORE CREEPY!

Ew! I wanna wash my 360 HD now! Ewwwwwwwwwwww!

*Still, Minter looks... kinda... skeevie!*

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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 22:07:39

Arrived in Mexico last night for the first time. It was night time,

the moon was shining down as I rode my horse to the first town, this song playing...

I actually got chills!



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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 22:57:14
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Arrived in Mexico last night for the first time. It was night time,

the moon was shining down as I rode my horse to the first town, this song playing...

I actually got chills


That is because Steel was stalking you.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:02:44
phantom_leo said:

Arrived in Mexico last night for the first time. It was night time,

the moon was shining down as I rode my horse to the first town, this song playing...

I actually got chills!



          I love that part.  I'm gonna have to get that soundtrack off of itunes soon.

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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 02:38:19

I must come out and say this outright:

RED DEAD REDEMPTION IS THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF A SANDBOX GAME YET! NOTHING. EVEN. COMES. CLOSE!

Forget your GTA's. Forget Crackdown. Forget inFamous. Forget Bully. Forget Prototype. Everything a Sand-Box game is supposed to do is done here in the highest quality and style, so FAR above and beyond anything offered in your typical game, it puts most Hollywood movies to shame!

The Setting: Now, I haven't played many Western games before but... The brutal way of life. The rampant lawlessness and anarchy. The feeling of struggling simply to survive... All represented here. You have your big open plains. You have your sprawling ranches. You have you cramped mining caves. You have your Ghost-Towns and Outlaw-filled Gulches. From the Old-Time Sheriff's Jail to the Telegraph Office, Saloon and General Stores. All present. Packs of Coyotes. Circling Vultures. Untamed, Wild Horses. Yup! Got them too!

The Graphics: Every inch of this world is PAINFULLY detailed. From the rotting wood in the Old Stables to the Red Hued Mesas as the Sun Sets in Mexico. The Sombrero wearing Banditos. The Medal wearing, decorated Mexican Colonels. The Wheels of the Stage-Coaches, the flora and the fauna. The character models are more robust and detailed than ANY open-world game yet. The scars on John Marston's face. The buck teeth and shifty-fingers of Nigel West Dickens. The crossed-eyes of the double-chinned Deputy. The way the smoke billows from the train. The way flames spread after a fire-bomb is thrown. The realistic way bodies and animals drop when shot in different ways. Masterful!

The Gameplay: The Dead-Eye makes you feel like an Bad-Ass Cowboy. The targeting is PERFECT. I have NEVER felt so satisfied sniping, shooting rifles or chaining Revolver shots together like I do in this game! The horse controls are perfect and natural. Lassoing and Hog-tieing is flawless too. Of course, the waypoint and navigation system of GTA 4 is present here too and even better than before. The Survival, Sharp-Shooter, Treasure Hunter Challenges are top notch as well and always, always, always keep you on your toes and give you some reason to explore (live in) the world. Hunting and skinning your prey, Foraging for Plants and Flowers and seeking other Collectibles. This game NEVER leaves you bored. The content this game provides make it feel more like an RPG than a GTA! Did I mention there are even Stealth-Kill Executions?! Rockstar has pulled a page from EVERY one of their previous titles in making this game!

Side-Missions: Jumping from building to building, catching children's lost balloons has never been done better! (I kid!) Saving people being attacked by Bobcats. Foiling a robbery, only to then have them turn around and try to hold YOU up. Rescuing a Treasure Hunter from Bandits. Helping the law to apprehend escaped criminals. These are a few of the RANDOM world events you encounter. THEN there are optional Side-Missions you do for Strangers (gathering flowers for a elderly husband... never saw the twist coming there!) that are complete with Fleshed-Out Stories and Cinematics in themselves! You don't HAVE TO do any of them, but they help increase your Fame and Honor and the world adjusts the way it reacts to you accordingly! Hunting Bounties and Gunslinger Duels...? What do you think?! Of course they are in there too!

The Story: None of the above would matter if it wasn't held together with a cohesive, believable story-line. You can't help but FEEL for the plight of John Marston. Each and every character is acted so well and so differently, they are ALL unique personalities that contribute to this living, incredible world. Yes, the story is basically a seek and destroy, manhunt mission but the colorful way it all comes together and your freedom at deciding your role/path/morality in all of it... Wow! The character of John Marston... His simplicity, yet his honesty. His bravery and his ruggedness. His heroism and his humility. How many times have I said: "I don't like Westerns?"

...I do now!

Just an aside: I played and loved Mass Effect one. As Bio-Ware games go, it is one of the very best. So well-done. So unique. A Role-Playing Shooter unlike ANY other game out there. I couldn't wait to play Mass Effect 2 after finishing the first. When I heard Red Dead and Mass Effect 2 were going to be going head to head for GOTY for 2010, I said to myself: "Psshht! Yeah Right!" I never thought I would be saying this, but a RockStar, Sand-Box game REALLY, TRULY, ABSOLUTLEY D-E-S-E-R-V-E-S that honor! Will it be --MY-- GOTY this year. Next to Super Mario Galaxy 2, Kirby, Metroid: Other M, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Sin and Punishment 2 and Dragon Quest 9... A year UTTERLY filled with games I have dreamt of my whole life...?!

...

...I'll have to get back to you on that one! The choice has --NEVER-- been this hard before!

(More to come! I am sure!)



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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:31:47

It's the little touches that make this game so almost unbelievably good!

I LOVE when you are riding your horse and there are wild horses on the side of the road. The wild horses will see your horse galloping and will instinctually fall in line and gallop along with you for a little while.

I can almost imagine the conversation between the horses as they run side-by-side:

Wild Horse A: "Hey brother, what's the rush?"

Wild Horse B: "Yeah, and what's with the human on your back?! Want some help to get rid of it?"

Your Horse: "Don't worry about it friends. He gives me apples and protects me from Coyotes and Cougars. I'm okay. You can go about your business."



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