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Sat, 19 Dec 2009 13:16:23

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

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There are "evil trains" in the game? LOL

Yes, stupid evil trains with angry eyes that chase you around and if they touch your train you need to start the whole train ride over again.

Is this some kind of metaphor?

All aboard the man-train! Who goes first?

CHOO-CHOO!

Just don't touch my train with your evil train kay?

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Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:08:43

gamingeek said:

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Dvader said:

Ravenprose said:
There are "evil trains" in the game? LOL

Yes, stupid evil trains with angry eyes that chase you around and if they touch your train you need to start the whole train ride over again.

Is this some kind of metaphor?

All aboard the man-train! Who goes first?

CHOO-CHOO!

Just don't touch my train with your evil train kay?

it's not your train he's after... i think he wants to put his evil train in your dark tunnel

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Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:10:40

bugsonglass said:

gamingeek said:

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Dvader said:

Ravenprose said:
There are "evil trains" in the game? LOL

Yes, stupid evil trains with angry eyes that chase you around and if they touch your train you need to start the whole train ride over again.

Is this some kind of metaphor?

All aboard the man-train! Who goes first?

CHOO-CHOO!

Just don't touch my train with your evil train kay?

it's not your train he's after... i think he wants to put his evil train in your dark tunnel

Oh, well that's fine as long as he doesn't toot the horn.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2009 01:51:50
LOL

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Sun, 20 Dec 2009 19:32:52
I'm a few hours into Phantom Hourglass. From what I've read around here I thought it would be god awful, but it's actually a pretty good game.  A little simple, but still fun.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2009 19:53:57

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I'm a few hours into Phantom Hourglass. From what I've read around here I thought it would be god awful, but it's actually a pretty good game.  A little simple, but still fun.

you shouldn't listen to yoda, it's actually a pretty good game.  spirit tracks is better in just about every way though.  you're in for a treat when you get to that.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 12:49:19

Yes, 5 more days and this is mine! Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

TOOT TOOT!

Hey, who tooted that?!

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 14:19:26

phantom_leo said:

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Dvader said:

Ravenprose said:
There are "evil trains" in the game? LOL

Yes, stupid evil trains with angry eyes that chase you around and if they touch your train you need to start the whole train ride over again.

Is this some kind of metaphor?

All aboard the man-train! Who goes first?

CHOO-CHOO!

Yay! Can I be the Caboose this time?

Sure! The international, transcontinental man-train will visit the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Australia and the Netherlands.


AAAAALL ABOOOAAARD!

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:42:04

SteelAttack said:

phantom_leo said:

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Dvader said:

Ravenprose said:
There are "evil trains" in the game? LOL

Yes, stupid evil trains with angry eyes that chase you around and if they touch your train you need to start the whole train ride over again.

Is this some kind of metaphor?

All aboard the man-train! Who goes first?

CHOO-CHOO!

Yay! Can I be the Caboose this time?

Sure! The international, transcontinental man-train will visit the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Australia and the Netherlands.


AAAAALL ABOOOAAARD!

but but teh discriminatianz !!!11111 Cry

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:15:31
Holy shit, who did I miss? Bugsy?
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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:22:47

SteelAttack said:
Holy shit, who did I miss? Bugsy?

man-train has to come to cyprus or bust!

... else i will have to ride alone in my crane Cry

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:32:12
Yay! New destination: Cyprus!
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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 17:30:57

SteelAttack said:
Yay! New destination: Cyprus!

But, but...

How will they transport us, with all of our massive wangs across the ocean?

How will they load this mythic, man-train on a ship to get us there?

...?

Oh. Wait!

...that's right!

I answered my own question!

I'm silly!  Nyaa

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 01:01:38
So I spent nearly 10 hours with the game over the last two days and only completed one dungeon and one section of the tower, the rest was spent exploring the world. Yep I am actually "exploring" and because of my high tolerance for repetitiveness I can enjoy doing some of the side quests. I guess I should quickly say that the last dungeon I completed was great, the dungeons alone are worth the price.

At some point between the 3rd and 4th dungeon I believe, I got the ability to transport people and right before the 4th dungeon I got the ability to transport material. To transport someone or something you talk to the person in question and they will say I want to go to a certain location and then you need to take them there while following all the rules of the track and not taking much damage. When taking items you will get attacked and if you get hit you begin to loose your cargo. Basically these side quests are all picking up one thing from point A and taking it to point B, usually takes a good 3-5 minutes to slowly travel the tracks. Not so fun.

Oddly though I am getting that sense of Zelda exploration from all this. Once you gained the ability to transport stuff all the locations you previously visit all of a sudden have new quests for you. I would arrive at a fishing village and now a woman is asking me to find her a new husband, she wanted a burly man with a big nose and beard. Another guy is trying to keep fish fresh so he needs ice. I traveled to this tree village where all sorts of lumberjacks lived so I looked for someone who had a big nose and beard and two people fit that description. Meanwhile they are selling lumber at this location and I recalled that the snow people wanted to build a fence, plus they have the ice I need for the fish. So I travel with this bearded dude back to the fishing village only to find that the guy thinks the woman is ugly, crap. So back to the log village, get the other guy and back to the fishing village, yes a match!

So what do I get for all this painful work, as you make NPCs in the world happy they open up new tracks. Basically it opens up new areas to explore. These tracks can just be a simple shortcut or lead to a new location. The reward I got for the quest I described above gave me access to a pirate hideout where I had to free a locked up prisoner through an awesome mini game. I discovered this random ice mini dungeon, complete with some excellent puzzles, cause I did one of these random quests. So that spirit of discovery is back, there are some great hidden areas to find, you just got to travel a lot... A LOT.

I have to be over 20 hours in this game and I feel like I still have a nice chunk of game to go. This is quickly becoming my handheld game of the year, I know GTA is consistently awesome (I still need to finish it) but the best of ST is better than the best of CW.
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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 01:39:21

phantom_leo said:

SteelAttack said:
Yay! New destination: Cyprus!

But, but...

How will they transport us, with all of our massive wangs across the ocean?

How will they load this mythic, man-train on a ship to get us there?

...?

Oh. Wait!

...that's right!

I answered my own question!

I'm silly!  Nyaa

I want one of those.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 01:41:39

Foolz said:

phantom_leo said:

SteelAttack said:
Yay! New destination: Cyprus!

But, but...

How will they transport us, with all of our massive wangs across the ocean?

How will they load this mythic, man-train on a ship to get us there?

...?

Oh. Wait!

...that's right!

I answered my own question!

I'm silly!  Nyaa

I want one of those.

 Fuck that I want this

maybe in the next Zelda

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 01:45:08
Yes please ignore my impressions. Sad

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 01:48:15

Iga_Bobovic said:

Foolz said:

phantom_leo said:

SteelAttack said:
Yay! New destination: Cyprus!

But, but...

How will they transport us, with all of our massive wangs across the ocean?

How will they load this mythic, man-train on a ship to get us there?

...?

Oh. Wait!

...that's right!

I answered my own question!

I'm silly!  Nyaa

I want one of those.

Fuck that I want this

maybe in the next Zelda

If you could stikc the thing I want on a plan, with the space shuttle on the cranes, then I think we can both agree it would be enough to pelase anyone.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 01:50:30
You know what this topic needs? Some impressions from a person who's played a lot of Zelda games.

Hmmm...

Oh well. None to be found!
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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 04:33:36

phantom_leo said:
You know what this topic needs? Some impressions from a person who's played a lot of Zelda games.

Hmmm...

Oh well. None to be found!

It's such a shame. Sad

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