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    Children, our lives have been gongs striking; clamour and boasting; cries of despair; blows on the nape of the neck in gardens.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:05:56

Who posted this?

Call of Duty classic review 7/1 [seriously? It's exactly the same game. Why not a 10?]

I read that a few days ago and fid find it funny that they basically said it's the same game.


Eurogamer said:

What's most apparent is how little the Call of Duty series has actually changed over its five subsequent iterations. Almost every element is already in place here, from the fondness for bombastic set-pieces to the rather pompous quotes propping up the loading screens. This is not a game of great narrative depth or insight, only really a few beats away from the daft run-and-gun action of Wolfenstein

It's lighter on the first-person situational gimmickry than we're now used to - there are no sections where you have to shoot enemies with a crossbow while riding on a jet-ski inside a blimp that's crashing into a volcano, for instance.

The Call of Duty games have always been rail-bound carnival rides, but recent incarnations have become adept at masking their mechanisms behind smoke and mirrors (well, okay, mostly smoke). Playing the first entry, in all its slightly crude glory, feels like you're going through the same carnival ride but now all the lights have been switched on, and you can see the wires and pulleys that make the plastic skeletons fly overhead. It's fun, but hardly immersive

This means that a lot of the recurring complaints about the COD template are even more relevant. Enemies tend to either pop in and out of cover like whack-a-mole puppets, or run towards your location in a suicidal manner. Too many encounters can be survived simply by waiting in a room for enemies to run through the door, one after another. Allied AI isn't much better, with squad mates wandering in front of you (friendly fire is an instant "game over") or squatting on top of grenades.

The existence of Super Mario Galaxy doesn't impact on the genius of Super Mario Bros 3, but Call of Duty Classic is, in most aspects, simply a clunkier version of what you can now do in Modern Warfare 2 (or, if you want to be pedantic, World at War) with a lot more polish and audacity..

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Who posted this?

Call of Duty classic review 7/1 [seriously? It's exactly the same game. Why not a 10?]

I read that a few days ago and fid find it funny that they basically said it's the same game.



I'm going to say Foolz did it.


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Some guy is sitting on a little train. Inspiration for Spirit Tracks?

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:26:28
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - review

A portion of an IGN review...

Nintendo's latest pocket Zelda trumps the first game hands-down, delivering amazing bosses once again, now complemented with impressive dungeons, a truly epic challenge in the Spirit Tower, and a substantially longer adventure overall. Nintendo fans now have two must-play Zelda offerings on DS, as Spirit Tracks is an adventure not to be missed. Pick it up. You won't be disappointed.

Full review here

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"...that (Wii RPG) is indeed a project that we were working on at one point, but it doesn’t mean there will be no more Order Up! games. That game (in the video) is still something that we definitely want to see finished. We’re actively talking to various publishers about ways to continue it. For that matter, the future of Order Up! is in a similar boat. We’re actively looking for a publishing partner, and have already done a good amount of work on Order Up! 2. :-)" - SuperVillain Studios team member

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Yoda, 1/4 updates I try to post wont work. It says processing yet never does.

Platinum Games' Kamiya wants to do a Viewtiful Joe sequel

"I don't have the rights to any of the IPs that I've made. They belong to the companies that publish them, and they're a business so they have a right to exploit those IPs as they want.... However, to be completely honest, I'd love to do them myself. Up until very recently I really felt someday I wanted to make a sequel to Okami, and there were others who wanted me to as well. But then the other day I heard the announcement that someone else would be making a sequel and now I'm just not interested in it anymore. Once someone else touches a world that you yourself created it stops being yours. There is no point in making a sequel when the world doesn't belong to you. Viewtiful Joe is probably all I've got left. That story is incomplete so I'd like to finish it someday. But that would probably be the most difficult one to do [laughs]." - Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya

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http://www.gamesradar.com/ds/the-legend-of-zelda-spirit-tracks/review/the-legend-of-zelda-spirit-tracks-super-review/a-20091207123413150033/g-20090325135740875078/p-3

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Overall verdict

The best compliment we can pay Spirit Tracks is it feels like a proper full-fat Zelda game. This isn’t some stripped-down poor cousin to the console entries. Instead, it’s the perfect example of how a developer can successfully squeeze a console series onto a handheld by using the hardware’s strengths.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:02:11
i've been playing spirit tracks for a good full day and while i wanted to stay quiet until i finished the game (or at least the main quest) i have to say that i am sort of agreeing with those sections of the reviews posted.  even the IGN one.  i think he just goes on detailing all the little nits he wants to pick, simply assuming everybody knows and takes for granted the greatness that comes guaranteed with almost every single zelda game.

i've finished two temples (out of four) and completed three sections (out of five?) in the spirit tower to get 3/4 of the map.  it didn't take me long to get this far, so in some ways it's a relief to hear that there's about 20 hours of game at least in this, but in another way it worries me that it may all be spread too thinly in the latter half of the game (instead of picking up in the normal way Zelda games do).

first off, the game is identical in structure to Phantom Hourglass, so the people here that fundamentally loath that game, i think can safely stay away.  there are some significant differences/improvements.  though there is a central dungeon which you have to go back to every time to get more of the map, you don't actually have to repeat any of the early sections.  you go around a central, circular set of stairs which takes you further up to new floors every time you revisit.  it's a great concept, and this effectively doubles the number of dungeons you have to solve in the game.  another great addition is a key gameplay mechanic in the spirit tower sections which i will not reveal as it could be considered a spoiler by some.  there seem to be more, and more interesting side quests/mini games than in phantom hourglass (the stamp book especially is a great idea).  the game doesn't have hidden heart pieces like PH, which was something i didn't like then and i still don't like now.  the biggest difference is that the difficulty is not completely trivial like in PH.  so far while i didn't get stuck in any single puzzle, the second dungeon took a few tries as i died a few times.  traveling the overworld by train is fairly similar to how you used the boat in the last game (except for obviously just being restricted to the tracks), you upgrade your train with parts etc as well ... bit boring.

anyway, i'm very happy with the game and i'm really looking forward to playing much more of it

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i've been playing spirit tracks for a good full day and while i wanted to stay quiet until i finished the game (or at least the main quest) i have to say that i am sort of agreeing with those sections of the reviews posted.  even the IGN one.  i think he just goes on detailing all the little nits he wants to pick, simply assuming everybody knows and takes for granted the greatness that comes guaranteed with almost every single zelda game.

i've finished two temples (out of four) and completed three sections (out of five?) in the spirit tower to get 3/4 of the map.  it didn't take me long to get this far, so in some ways it's a relief to hear that there's about 20 hours of game at least in this, but in another way it worries me that it may all be spread too thinly in the latter half of the game (instead of picking up in the normal way Zelda games do).

first off, the game is identical in structure to Phantom Hourglass, so the people here that fundamentally loath that game, i think can safely stay away.  there are some significant differences/improvements.  though there is a central dungeon which you have to go back to every time to get more of the map, you don't actually have to repeat any of the early sections.  you go around a central, circular set of stairs which takes you further up to new floors every time you revisit.  it's a great concept, and this effectively doubles the number of dungeons you have to solve in the game.  another great addition is a key gameplay mechanic in the spirit tower sections which i will not reveal as it could be considered a spoiler by some.  there seem to be more, and more interesting side quests/mini games than in phantom hourglass (the stamp book especially is a great idea).  the game doesn't have hidden heart pieces like PH, which was something i didn't like then and i still don't like now.  the biggest difference is that the difficulty is not completely trivial like in PH.  so far while i didn't get stuck in any single puzzle, the second dungeon took a few tries as i died a few times.  traveling the overworld by train is fairly similar to how you used the boat in the last game (except for obviously just being restricted to the tracks), you upgrade your train with parts etc as well ... bit boring.

anyway, i'm very happy with the game and i'm really looking forward to playing much more of it

Cool impressions, this is my Christmas game.

I just got my Zavvi games, Batman, Boom Blox, Prince of Persia and GTA LC Stories. I wont open them for a while though.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:30:00
EEDAR Jesse Divnich predicts that no matter what happens in the US the Wii has won.

Current install base:

Then he gives applies the worst case scenario to the Wii and the best case scenerios to the 360 and the PS3 through 2014 and this is what that looks like:


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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:47:40

Oh guys, check out this Dead Space Extraction trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7PFW2hXjd8

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 15:15:26

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"...that (Wii RPG) is indeed a project that we were working on at one point, but it doesn’t mean there will be no more Order Up! games. That game (in the video) is still something that we definitely want to see finished. We’re actively talking to various publishers about ways to continue it. For that matter, the future of Order Up! is in a similar boat. We’re actively looking for a publishing partner, and have already done a good amount of work on Order Up! 2. :-)" - SuperVillain Studios team member

WHAT???? THERE'S GOING TO BE AN ORDER UP 2????? This is the greatest news I have heard in weeks.  I never would have guessed that game would get a sequel.  Oh I'm giddy.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 16:48:53
Probably wont get a publiser Robio.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 16:58:34

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Probably wont get a publiser Robio.

You know, that kind of attitude just doesn't help anyone.  

Actually I'm not worried about Order Up 2 finding a publisher.  Regardless of how the game sold it, it got strong reviews all the way around.   SVS did pretty well with Fat Princess and they have more pull than they did a year ago, so I suspect they are looking for someone other than Zoo Games in hopes that they could find a publisher that is willing to actually make an attempt at marketing the game.  And if not, I'm sure Zoo Games would publish it again. God knows they'll publish any crap they can get their hands one whether its good or not.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 17:00:15

robio said:

gamingeek said:
Probably wont get a publiser Robio.

You know, that kind of attitude just doesn't help anyone.  

Actually I'm not worried about Order Up 2 finding a publisher.  Regardless of how the game sold it, it got strong reviews all the way around.   SVS did pretty well with Fat Princess and they have more pull than they did a year ago, so I suspect they are looking for someone other than Zoo Games in hopes that they could find a publisher that is willing to actually make an attempt at marketing the game.  And if not, I'm sure Zoo Games would publish it again. God knows they'll publish any crap they can get their hands one whether its good or not.

They should WiiWare it.

*runs*

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 17:39:26

gamingeek said:

robio said:

gamingeek said:
Probably wont get a publiser Robio.

You know, that kind of attitude just doesn't help anyone.  

Actually I'm not worried about Order Up 2 finding a publisher.  Regardless of how the game sold it, it got strong reviews all the way around.   SVS did pretty well with Fat Princess and they have more pull than they did a year ago, so I suspect they are looking for someone other than Zoo Games in hopes that they could find a publisher that is willing to actually make an attempt at marketing the game.  And if not, I'm sure Zoo Games would publish it again. God knows they'll publish any crap they can get their hands one whether its good or not.

They should WiiWare it.

*runs*

Oh yeah?  Well they should WiiWare your face!!!  BURN!!! That's right I went there.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 18:08:10

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Dvader said:
I finished Assassin's Creed 2 today. I love that after the big revelation at the end, the first words out of the main characters mouth is "What the fuck?!". Metal Gear should have used that line more often. Bring on Assassin's Creed 3.

Hearing you say that makes me a little more interested in the game.  I have the PS3 AC and have not touched it.  Did you review the first one?

Yes, maybe its on IGN.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 18:12:33
Game Informer keeping it real with their Zelda Spirit Tracks review. Nyaa

I will get it today but probably won't be able to play much.
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