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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:39:42
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Reviews suck. Reviews have always sucked. Reviews will forever continue to suck. That's just the way it is. Cool

LOL, short but completely spot on. My problem is not peoples opinions but the way they express them and if they can just recognise and respect the tastes of others. On a gaming forum you have a bunch of guys who all play the same games either ignoring or belittling that which doesn't suit their tastes, with no sort of acceptance for differing tastes or even the quality of some titles.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:51:45
Oh shoot, Boom Blox 2 confirmed Happy

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:17:40
Wow this NXE update is great! I love it. The new look and functionality is slick, sexy, and fast. Everything from viewing friend's list to all your different achievements to all your other content just moves much more quickly then before. I am very impressed. I haven't tried the game install feature yet but can't wait to. The Avatars are pretty cool as well. I'm definately looking forward to seeing how they further utilize these in community type games and want-not.
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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:17:45
Famitsu scores bitches

Resistance 2 (PS3, Sony): 8 / 8 / 8 / 9 - (33/40)
Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX3 (Wii, Takara Tomy): 7 / 6 / 6 / 7 - (26/40)
Hataraku Hito (Wii, Hudson): 8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - (31/40)
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Wii Deluxe (Wii, Bandai Namco): 7 / 7 / 8 / 7 - (29/40)
Rune Factory Frontier (Wii, Marvelous): 8 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (29/40)
Moe Moe 2-ji Taisen [Ryoku] Deluxe (PS2, SystemSoft Alpha): 6 / 5 / 5 / 6 - (22/40)
Major League Baseball 2K8 (Xbox 360, 2K Sports): 6 / 6 / 6 / 5 - (23/40)
Far Cry 2 (Xbox 360, Ubisoft): 8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - (31/40)
Patapon 2: Don-Chaka (PSP, Sony): 8 / 8 / 8 / 9 - (33/40)
Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokou (NDS, Level 5): 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (33/40)
Tamagotchi Kira Kira Omisecchi (NDS, Bandai Namco): 7 / 6 / 6 / 7 - (26/40)
Simple DS Series Vol. 45: The Misshitsukara no Dasshutsu 2 (NDS, D3): 6 / 7 / 6 / 7 - (26/40)
Keiki J.B. Harold Jikenbo: Manhattan Requiem & Kiss of Murder (NDS, fonfun): 6 / 6 / 6 / 6 - (24/40)
Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ni-Kan - Sou (NDS, Alchemist): 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (26/40)
The Conveni DS: Otona no Keiei Ryoku Training (NDS, Nippon Ichi Software): 6 / 5 / 5 / 6 - (22/40)
Moe Moe 2-ji Taisen [Ryoku] Deluxe (PSP, SystemSoft Alpha): 6 / 6 / 6 / 6 - (24/40)
Kenka Banchou 3: Zenkoku Seiha (PSP, Spike): 8 / 8 / 7 / 7 - (30/40)

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:41:22
Oh come on now guys. I agree with Dvader. You may not like most big named titles and that's fine but to say that everyone else is just blindly following along is just as much as a BS blanket statement as anything else. I love these games as genuinely as you guys enjoy your games. Almost all of the highly reviewed and highly hyped games I have played have been of top-notch quality and have been well deserving of the praise and sales. There definately have been highly hyped titles that have flopped in the reviews. Too Human is the most recent example.
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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:40:02
Installed Gears of War 2 to the HDD and this is a very cool new feature to have. I'll definately be picking up a 120 GB HDD very soon so I can put a bunch of my other games on it as well.
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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 16:29:08

Fuck categorizing. I understand having divergent opinions, but dismissing someone as a sheep for agreeing with reviews on any game is just as fucked up as dismissing someone for liking niche games. And I say this even though I don't give a flying FUCK about reviews. There is more than enough room for everybody's tastes.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 17:03:38
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There is more than enough room for everybody's tastes.

I wish the game industry saw it like that too, but that is sadly not the case. Fans of 2D games where left out in the cold when the n64/PS1 generation was started. There are many genres that died, because developers were blindly following the next big thing. First it was 3D platformers, then sandbox games, than FPSs etc.

The gaming industry follows a trend blindly leaving the old trends to die. In other words, the game industry is filled with Sheep!

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 18:38:43
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It's not just that, but forum gamers almost laser sighted focus on traditional blockbusters, coupled with multi console ownership is leading to a very narrow blinkered view. It's almost like a cigar filled room and a bunch of old guys sitting there nodding to each other and agreeing to everything. No one perhaps other than a couple of people can seem to take a step back and view things from a broader perspective.

But don't you want to be a "hardcore gamer"!? Being hardcore is looking forward to what is most advertised and epic looking and respecting the games that everyone else respects. You know games from EA, Activision, Ubisoft, and Square-Enix REAL companies for REAL hardcore gamers.

Oh come on, everyone is just looking for the best games, its not anyones fault the best games are the most covered and hyped games.

Even from a small sample size here, there's plenty of disagreement on what's actually a 9.0+ quality game or what that even means.  Yet take the media, take these homogenized big forums and we get nothing but blind agreement with the pre-determined score for the game.

For example, when was the last time a big hyped game genuinely flopped in reviews.  I don't just mean one or two reviews under perfect, but along the lines of an MGS4 scoring 6-7.  I haven't seen it happen in years.  Meanwhile, statistically it's more likely I'll give a game that the media rated 9.0+ and between 7.0 and 8.0, and I'm sure we've all had far more experiences along that line than the media finding one disappointing.  Big name and big graphics seem to be enough.



If everyone is saying one game is fantastic but only a few think its not dont you kind of have to think that maybe they are missing something. Maybe you just dont like a certain type of game, thats fine.

But this sense that everyone is under some magic spell and only a select few can see the truth is bullcrap. Guess what, if a game gets all high reviews and massive praise it probably deserves it. And no, in most of my experiences my feelings on most games are in line with many of the reviews, not all but that is why there are many reviews.

Vader your reaction is actually proofs Yoda assessment. If you do not like a hyped game, there must be something wrong with you? What the hell, all reviews are subjective, so if one finds a game overrated, he has a much right to say it, as people saying it is the second coming of Christ. The notion that a review can be accurate or not, is simply retarded, unless you can show me a formula that calculates the score accurately. Compare game reviews to movie reviews and you will see the huge difference there, even the best movies have a few critics that hate it, games score are much, much more homogeneous.

And the majority of people are sheep that follow other people blindly, only few people actually form their own opinion. Same is true for gamers.



No whats going on is that someone is questioning someone else opinion, actually wondering if its geniune. Thats where it gets me frustrated when someone dismisses a ton of reviews and others opinions just cause THEY think they are right and everyone else is wrong. That is what Yoda hinted it with when saying that reviewers of hyped games just award games a high score just to do so, cause of graphics, and he mentioned all who follows is the same way. Sorry but that is BS.

Of course everyone has a right to an opinion, everyone should always be honest with themeselves and others but respect others. What I was saying is that if a grand majority of people think about a game one way and you think another you are in the minority, your goal should not be to belittle everyone elses opinion, explain yourself you can counter others arguments all you want. You can express it without acting like there is some grand conspiracy with reviewers and players. There is a big difference between disagreeing with an opinion and dismissing an opinion.

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Oh shoot, Boom Blox 2 confirmed Happy



Oh snap!
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(I still have to play the first. Nyaa )
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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 18:43:27

Greetings, friend.

Do you wish to look as happy as me? Well, you've got the power inside you right now. So use it. And send $1 to Happy Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. Don't delay; eternal happiness is just $1 away!


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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 18:45:03
So how about Sonic Unleashed, seems like the Wii version is better (GI says so but hardly explains why, just mentions day levels are better but ignores the rest of the game), so all that crap I talked about in the podcast, yeah guess I was wrong.

I may just rent it for the wii and may buy the PS3 version later cause they are both different games, Wii version is out now and I dont want to wait and I have no money so it gets a rental.

Oh and 7.2 is not bad at all.
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Greetings, friend.

Do you wish to look as happy as me? Well, you've got the power inside you right now. So use it. And send $1 to Happy Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. Don't delay; eternal happiness is just $1 away!



Done!
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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 19:09:32
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No whats going on is that someone is questioning someone else opinion, actually wondering if its geniune. Thats where it gets me frustrated when someone dismisses a ton of reviews and others opinions just cause THEY think they are right and everyone else is wrong.

Silence fool, Yoda is always right. He is the alpha and the omega, the creator of insert coin and the vg press. He can even embed youtube videos. A mere mortal like you has no place to question Yoda.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 19:18:38
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Dvader said:
No whats going on is that someone is questioning someone else opinion, actually wondering if its geniune. Thats where it gets me frustrated when someone dismisses a ton of reviews and others opinions just cause THEY think they are right and everyone else is wrong.

Silence fool, Yoda is always right. He is the alpha and the omega, the creator of insert coin and the vg press. He can even embed youtube videos. A mere mortal like you has no place to question Yoda.

My penis is the alpha and the omega. All what exists in this universe gravitates around the engorged veins of my manhood.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:32:14

Where the hell did this blindly following trends and reviews discussion start? LOL

All I said was that I wish people tried to recognise and understand other peoples tastes without generalising. Which is what happens on forums. It's as much about using correct terminology and explaining yourself properly and not just throwing out exagerrations and generalisations. Or even something as simple as making clear when you are joking. It's a pet peeve of mine from being on games discussion boards for so long and NPD tends to bring it all out each month in a bitchfest.

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Of course everyone has a right to an opinion, everyone should always be honest with themeselves and others but respect others. What I was saying is that if a grand majority of people think about a game one way and you think another you are in the minority, your goal should not be to belittle everyone elses opinion, explain yourself you can counter others arguments all you want. You can express it without acting like there is some grand conspiracy with reviewers and players. There is a big difference between disagreeing with an opinion and dismissing an opinion.

I agree with what you are saying, but I also think it swings both ways. When popular opinion is against you and you are made to be some sort of pariah for thinking differently or the games you like just being ignored or made fun of by a majority on gaming forums. That's why - again with the whole balanced and qualified posting - I would say something like "Well I personally find the game a bit repetitive for my tastes though I can see why some people might enjoy the... etc" It's better than someone coming into a thread and telling me in a million different ways why Zelda is trash and sucks or why they don't care about Game X. Hell, why even post in a thread about a game you don't even care about? Fucking forums.

That said the best thread I ever read was an Oblivion vs Super Mario World thread where the guy was 100% serious about it and trashing Super Mario World. You guys must remember that one LOL

Anyway, its nice to have a discussion in this place! Happy Even though it's usually arguing about hot issues that usually piss us off! LOL

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So how about Sonic Unleashed, seems like the Wii version is better (GI says so but hardly explains why, just mentions day levels are better but ignores the rest of the game), so all that crap I talked about in the podcast, yeah guess I was wrong.

I may just rent it for the wii and may buy the PS3 version later cause they are both different games, Wii version is out now and I dont want to wait and I have no money so it gets a rental.

Oh and 7.2 is not bad at all.

How are they different games? I was under the impression that it was basically the same thing with the only difference being visuals? i.e better yet with bad framerate next gen, worse yet with steady framerate on wii? Why do Sega even do these werehog levels? Where is the sense in it?

Anyhow, don't know how many of you know it, but I posted a couple more impressions in the Call of Duty World at War thread. Turns out its quite entertaining and pretty good. Unfortunately it's rigidly scripted with spawnpoints and trigger points and littered with instant deaths. But generally, this is good shooter and now I've settled into it even the controls are good, just not really excellent like MOHH2 are. The games strength comes from movement and space and acheives an epic feeling atmosphere. For instance ducking behind your tank while it piles forward and flame throwers enemies is really cool. I even tried out the online modes, it's cool and works well, not my thing though, online fragging.

I'd peg it at around maybe 8.4, though I can understand the scores being bumped a bit for high end graphics on other consoles. Though design wise it will still have some rigid, even archaic at times design issues which I don't feel should be excused. Now that I have toyed around with ADS aiming and put everything to the highest settings, the vertical ADS movement is terribly laggy and not really that responsive, but horizontal movement works fairly well. The movement and regular aiming is probably on par with MOHH2, its just that MOHH2 has a silky smooth down the sights aiming and a couple of really advanced tricks in its repetoire: analogue lean and rotated zoom on sniper rifles.

Happy Oh and thanks Steel for posting that review extract! Happy

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:37:44
How are the Tatsukono licencing issues resolved? Because some guy on gamefaqs emailed a couple of companies?

That story should be a question and not be in gold I think. I though the link would take me to a capcom press release. Grrrrrrr.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:44:17
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How are the Tatsukono licencing issues resolved? Because some guy on gamefaqs emailed a couple of companies?

That story should be a question and not be in gold I think. I though the link would take me to a capcom press release. Grrrrrrr.

Same here. But at least it helps that supposedly, none of the licenses are being held by anyone in particular anymore...though why post it on GameFAQS? Idiot should have posted on the fucking Capcom Unity boards...at least they'll pick it up.

Yoda, did you get the e-mail with the podcast link?

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 23:14:51
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gamingeek said:
How are the Tatsukono licencing issues resolved? Because some guy on gamefaqs emailed a couple of companies?

That story should be a question and not be in gold I think. I though the link would take me to a capcom press release. Grrrrrrr.

Same here. But at least it helps that supposedly, none of the licenses are being held by anyone in particular anymore...though why post it on GameFAQS? Idiot should have posted on the fucking Capcom Unity boards...at least they'll pick it up.

Yoda, did you get the e-mail with the podcast link?

Resolved, I said it seems to be resolved, and it is gold because I really want to play this game! Still skeptical, all hope is welcome!

P.S. did you guys read LKS, Muramasa and Mad World interviews?

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 23:23:06
Iga_Bobovic said:
SteelAttack said:

There is more than enough room for everybody's tastes.

I wish the game industry saw it like that too, but that is sadly not the case. Fans of 2D games where left out in the cold when the n64/PS1 generation was started. There are many genres that died, because developers were blindly following the next big thing. First it was 3D platformers, then sandbox games, than FPSs etc.

The gaming industry follows a trend blindly leaving the old trends to die. In other words, the game industry is filled with Sheep!

I've been saying this for the longest time. Hell since the begining of my GS days even.

Anyway I've been replaying No More Heroes and wow this game is a blast. I can definately see why so many people liked it in the first place.

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