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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:48:42

Another disappointment I have has nothing to do with the game itself but in how it's been released: Pac-Man Championship Edition.

Pac-Man C.E. is an awesome, awesome game! However, I'm disappointed that Namco hasn't released this on any other platform except Xbox 360 (Microsoft might have paid for an exclusive, but I'm not certain). Anyway, the game would be perfect for portable play, especially for PSP's nice widescreen display, and it could easily be ported to Wii, WiiWare, PS2, PSN and PC, but so far, it hasn't. Does Namco hate money? Or did Micro$uck buy exclusive rights to the game forever? I don't know, but it's a tragic shame that more people don't have access to this excellent game. Sad 

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 15:27:10

Ravenprose said:

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To say that Prince of Persia: Warrior Within disappointed me would be a massive understatement. I literally hate that game. I absolutely loved PoP: Sands of Time, but the direction Ubisoft went with its sequel was complete and utter garbage. Sorry, but drastically changing the game's art style just to suit an M Rated-only audiance was a horrible idea, IMO. Sad

Don't forget about the horrible heavy metal guitars.

Yeah, I left that out because it was just too awful to mention. Sad

At the beginning when he called that woman a bitch. Ugh.

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Bioshock disappointed me. Waaaaay overhyped.

You disappointed me. Nyaa

I can always default to Phantom Hourglass. No More Heroes disappointed me.

You disappoint me every time you dodge buying De Blob at a sale. You are De Ass. Nyaa

bugsonglass said:
relatively recently i remember being disappointed by the stupid Nights game on wii.  Yes, i was foolish enough to let nostalgia of the saturn Nights games make me hope this was going to be a good game.  I won't even go into how the game played, the voice acting for Nights is the worse thing i ever heard (worse than the bauhaus guitars in warrior within).


I'm with you. That game sucked. I sold it.

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Secondly Half-Life 2. .

Me too,  but not a bad way. I just expected more and it had long boring bits.

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gamingeek said:
Bioshock disappointed me. Waaaaay overhyped.

I played it before the hype (if that is possible to believe), but was still dissapointed. Play some old jazz and gen-Y jizzes themselves like they are hearing Hendrix for the first time.

I love jazz music, but other than its setting Bioshock seemed so pedestrian. Once I got bored of the setting there wasn't much to keep  me playing. Other than ridiculously long monologues.

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having been somehow oblivious to the hype relating to bioshock i have to say it couldn't have made a better first impression on me.  mood is king, atmosphere is queen and the beautiful art-deco setting is just the icing on the cake.  all this would be enough for me to love the game regardless of how it plays but if the first few hours are anything to go by then there is a great game in there too.  i'm most certainly buying number 2

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 15:31:08

Ravenprose said:

Does Namco hate money? Or did Micro$uck buy exclusive rights to the game forever?  

Either could be true.  MS has done a fine job of buying themselves exclusive rights this gen.  On the other hand I don't think any company could do a better job of mismanaging an A list gaming icon than Namco has done with Pac-Man.  Pac-Man was the original symbol of the industry for years and is still one of the most recognizable ones, despite there only being a small handful of decent Pac-Man games released in the last 20 years.  

The only company to ever come close to taking a character from high to low like that would be Sega, and to be fair Sonic was never at Pac-Man level (though I would say Sonic games are now far worst than most Pac-Man games).

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 16:49:23

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Secondly Half-Life 2. .

Me too,  but not a bad way. I just expected more and it had long boring bits.

What else did you expect, fucking heathen? A central hub to send letters and gifts and furniture to the vortigaunts? LOL HL2 was ace all the way through, with exception of the ridiculously easy final part with theembarassingly overpowered gravity gun. It puts every other game to shame in regards to pace and the way story is delivered.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:01:12

gamingeek said:
aspro73 said:

gamingeek said:
Bioshock disappointed me. Waaaaay overhyped.

I played it before the hype (if that is possible to believe), but was still dissapointed. Play some old jazz and gen-Y jizzes themselves like they are hearing Hendrix for the first time.

I love jazz music, but other than its setting Bioshock seemed so pedestrian. Once I got bored of the setting there wasn't much to keep  me playing. Other than ridiculously long monologues.

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having been somehow oblivious to the hype relating to bioshock i have to say it couldn't have made a better first impression on me.  mood is king, atmosphere is queen and the beautiful art-deco setting is just the icing on the cake.  all this would be enough for me to love the game regardless of how it plays but if the first few hours are anything to go by then there is a great game in there too.  i'm most certainly buying number 2

Let's see if you can complete it. That's the real test. Rapture is captivating like a holiday destination. You marvel at first then want to go home after a few days. Nyaa

Don't listen to these whiny bitches, bugsy. OMG GG said pedestrian! Are you sure he's not Grammaton concealed? LOL

The game is amazingly atmospheric and with a nice, fitting soundtrack (although it didn't make me jizz my pants like Hendrix), it has a lot of attention to detail and its very agile and fast paced in regards to combat. Unfortunately it has a lot of fetch questing to do in latter stages, and the final enemy...well, you'll see it. Megamuscles boss-tastic!

If you keep focused in experimenting with plasmids and getting the most out of the intense fights, you are bound to have a great experience with a very competent shooter (that's what this game is, no more, no less) in a somewhat original setting (dystopian cities turned into chaotic mayhems are nothing new, but Rapture is charming beyond your run of the mill shooter setting). Keep pirating to a minimum, though, unless you actually like it.

And stop saying overhyped. In the end, you deserved to be disappointed for blindly following the hype. Nyaa

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:33:19
Would you kindly not talk bad about the excellence that is Bioshock. Nyaa
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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:18:30

Dvader said:
Would you kindly not talk bad about the excellence that is Bioshock. Nyaa

 

Indeed. It was/is an excellent game.

I'm never disappointed in games I have purchased because I always buy great games. Nyaa

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:26:33

Ravenprose said:

Another disappointment I have has nothing to do with the game itself but in how it's been released: Pac-Man Championship Edition.

Pac-Man C.E. is an awesome, awesome game! However, I'm disappointed that Namco hasn't released this on any other platform except Xbox 360 (Microsoft might have paid for an exclusive, but I'm not certain). Anyway, the game would be perfect for portable play, especially for PSP's nice widescreen display, and it could easily be ported to Wii, WiiWare, PS2, PSN and PC, but so far, it hasn't. Does Namco hate money? Or did Micro$uck buy exclusive rights to the game forever? I don't know, but it's a tragic shame that more people don't have access to this excellent game. Sad

i would really like to play that, i hope they will at least put it on steam as well at some point though ideally the DS or psp.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:47:03

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Foolz said:


Secondly Half-Life 2. .

Me too,  but not a bad way. I just expected more and it had long boring bits.

What else did you expect, fucking heathen? A central hub to send letters and gifts and furniture to the vortigaunts? LOL HL2 was ace all the way through, with exception of the ridiculously easy final part with theembarassingly overpowered gravity gun. It puts every other game to shame in regards to pace and the way story is delivered.

Fuck no, the pacing is bad because of overlong boring vehicle bits. RE4 is king of pacing, followed by Mario Galaxy. But yeah, Half Life 2 would have been sweet if I could send letters and presents to people.

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Would you kindly not talk bad about the excellence that is Bioshock. Nyaa

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:38:11

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I'm never disappointed in games I have purchased because I always buy great games. Nyaa

That's the way of the hobo, bitches. Listen to my man Archie, all you whiny pansies. Nyaa

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:39:31

gamingeek said:

Fuck no, the pacing is bad because of overlong boring vehicle bits. RE4 is king of pacing, followed by Mario Galaxy. But yeah, Half Life 2 would have been sweet if I could send letters and presents to people.


Huh? Which long vehicle bits? You got lost? If you are wandering aimlessly without doing something in HL2, chances are you fucked up at some point.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:47:52
Oh yeah, Phantom Hourglass. Thanks for reminding me. Sad Once Spirit Tracks comes out I'll probably be tricked into playing that too, and then I'll remember why I never cared about Spirit Tracks in the first place.

I don't remember much more than that. All my disappointments are tucked away in my brain where I can't find them. Until one day I decide to play the game again just for the hell of it, and then it will all come back to me...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:35:32

Dvader said:
Would you kindly not talk bad about the excellence that is Bioshock. Nyaa

I will talk bad. Because I've played System Shock 2. Cause guess what? Bioshock is a simplified and remade version of that incredibly awesome game.

Hell, there's a character reveal that's nothing short of incredible.

Oh, I'm not contributing to the topic much.

I'd say Resistance 2. It's by no means a bad game, but anyone expecting a good single player should look elsewhere. Multiplayer is quite fun though.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:49:52
My opinion on Bioshock? It's great and sort of a letdown.

It's a masterpiece in game development. The water, art style, graphics, artistic expression...it really is a masterful piece of work.

But as a game...it's hit or miss. It's fun but at the same time, it's a little repetitive and tedious.

Overall, I think it's a good game, but it didn't hook me like other masterpieces like Resident Evil 4, Ocarina of Time, or Shadow of the Colossus.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 06:34:49

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Fuck no, the pacing is bad because of overlong boring vehicle bits. RE4 is king of pacing, followed by Mario Galaxy. But yeah, Half Life 2 would have been sweet if I could send letters and presents to people.


Huh? Which long vehicle bits? You got lost? If you are wandering aimlessly without doing something in HL2, chances are you fucked up at some point.

 ALL of the vehicle points are overly long and completely pointless. It's impossible to get lost in the hovercraft sections for example, but you're still literally floating around on sewage doing nothing for 10 minutes or more, and the helicopter battle was a massive disappointment and pretty contrived.

The pacing was one of the worst things about it.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:08:31

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Fuck no, the pacing is bad because of overlong boring vehicle bits. RE4 is king of pacing, followed by Mario Galaxy. But yeah, Half Life 2 would have been sweet if I could send letters and presents to people.


Huh? Which long vehicle bits? You got lost? If you are wandering aimlessly without doing something in HL2, chances are you fucked up at some point.

That whole F-ing section on the hoverboat/bike thing was a waste of everybodys time. It went on forever. Plus boring stuff like spending 10 hrs wandering about pipes trying to get out of the city. Plus the ending was shite.

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My opinion on Bioshock? It's great and sort of a letdown.

It's a masterpiece in game development. The water, art style, graphics, artistic expression...it really is a masterful piece of work.

But as a game...it's hit or miss. It's fun but at the same time, it's a little repetitive and tedious.

Overall, I think it's a good game, but it didn't hook me like other masterpieces like Resident Evil 4, Ocarina of Time, or Shadow of the Colossus.

That's probably the best description here. The setting is great, art etc.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:44:56

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ALL of the vehicle points are overly long and completely pointless. It's impossible to get lost in the hovercraft sections for example, but you're still literally floating around on sewage doing nothing for 10 minutes or more, and the helicopter battle was a massive disappointment and pretty contrived.

The pacing was one of the worst things about it.

ALL? You mean...all TWO of them? Maybe I can concede that the hover section (Water Hazard) drags a bit, although saying that you do nothing but float in sewage for ten minutes is a gross exaggeration. You have to pass through the sewers and canals fighting Combine soldiers constantly, jumping from ramps and stepping down the hover a number of times to open gates (guarded by soldiers). You are not doomed to stay with your ass glued to the hover seat for an hour. What were you expecting from the helicopter battle? I have to say that after having that bitch on my ass for the better part of the whole section, getting the chance to finally nail it was very satisfying.

But the buggy section? Pointless? When you are not fighting Combine soldiers or antlions you have to step down the vehicle for some of what arguably are the best sections of the game, like the crane, the fight with the gunships at the top of the lighthouse and the bridge on Highway 17!

Different strokes, I guess.



gamingeek said:

That whole F-ing section on the hoverboat/bike thing was a waste of everybodys time. It went on forever. Plus boring stuff like spending 10 hrs wandering about pipes trying to get out of the city. Plus the ending was shite.

See above.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 18:49:46

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Dvader said:
Would you kindly not talk bad about the excellence that is Bioshock. Nyaa

I will talk bad. Because I've played System Shock 2. Cause guess what? Bioshock is a simplified and remade version of that incredibly awesome game.

Hell, there's a character reveal that's nothing short of incredible.

Oh, I'm not contributing to the topic much.

I'd say Resistance 2. It's by no means a bad game, but anyone expecting a good single player should look elsewhere. Multiplayer is quite fun though.

Yes cause walking around the same boring looking hallway and being attacked by a slow zombie or a psycho killer monkey is fun. The combat in that game was AWFUL.  

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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 18:50:35

Foolz said:

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Fuck no, the pacing is bad because of overlong boring vehicle bits. RE4 is king of pacing, followed by Mario Galaxy. But yeah, Half Life 2 would have been sweet if I could send letters and presents to people.


Huh? Which long vehicle bits? You got lost? If you are wandering aimlessly without doing something in HL2, chances are you fucked up at some point.

ALL of the vehicle points are overly long and completely pointless. It's impossible to get lost in the hovercraft sections for example, but you're still literally floating around on sewage doing nothing for 10 minutes or more, and the helicopter battle was a massive disappointment and pretty contrived.

The pacing was one of the worst things about it.

Foolz clearly lives in bizarro world.

Nyaa

Holy crap GG too. Steel fight the good fight. Half-life 2 is the greatest FPS ever made. Period.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2009 05:52:07

Dvader said:

Foolz said:

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Fuck no, the pacing is bad because of overlong boring vehicle bits. RE4 is king of pacing, followed by Mario Galaxy. But yeah, Half Life 2 would have been sweet if I could send letters and presents to people.


Huh? Which long vehicle bits? You got lost? If you are wandering aimlessly without doing something in HL2, chances are you fucked up at some point.

ALL of the vehicle points are overly long and completely pointless. It's impossible to get lost in the hovercraft sections for example, but you're still literally floating around on sewage doing nothing for 10 minutes or more, and the helicopter battle was a massive disappointment and pretty contrived.

The pacing was one of the worst things about it.

Foolz clearly lives in bizarro world.

Nyaa

Holy crap GG too. Steel fight the good fight. Half-life 2 is the greatest FPS ever made. Period.

HL2 is definitely one of the best, if not, THE BEST, single player story-driven FPS ever made. It's not the shooting but the level design. You always do something different and the environment is never always the same.

Maybe the vehicle parts were a little long but you always came out of the vehicle to do some ground bits. And as for pacing, RE4 is probably better but what Half Life 2 did amazingly well is that it made you really feel like you're in a huge world.

On that note, I really did enjoy the first original Far Cry which was also a great single player FPS with a lengthy campaign. But those darn mutant monsters almost killed the enjoyment. But other than that, it's also a great game.

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