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There must be some other stuff going on, or all you all spending your time killing trolls and stuff?
I want Rayman Origins because it looks really pretty and it looks like a good co-op game which you can play in the same LIVING ROOM. To be honest with you thats what I look for in a game more then anything else hence why my shopping list currently looks like this.
In that order
It's also a truly excellent game which is sadly doomed to disappear in the festive game market, looking forward to trying out the multiplayer as that's been getting some good notes too.
sure it's not especially polished and a bit clunky and dated but I've enjoyed it a whole lot more than my brief stints on wither Battlefield or COD.
pretty and harrowing game.
It's pretty easy, though.
although i did start the campaign t'other day. Thought i should do it before i get MW3 for christmas - it's shite, too many cutscenes, not enough shooty.
also tried to trade in Arkham City. I was offered £14, which i refused out of disgust. Only a week earlier, my mate traded his in for a deal that got him Skyrim for just £1.
at least if you ask for cash, look out for trade in offers in store, that's where you get most bang for your buck. When I traded in Portal 2 and got LA Noire for £10 for example.
Never traded a game in though, so maybe £14 is standard. But still, I couldn't do it - not when my mate got such a good offer in the same shop a week earlier, and not when they're selling it preowned for £35.
you can pick it up new for about £30 now.
if you're trading for cash you'll always get less than for store credit, always worth shopping around though as trade-in prices can vary massively between stores.
Or just put it on ebay.
Single player game, with a shortish story, at a time whne the market was flooded with new cool games.
plus £15 p+p though
I traded mine in for Skyrim (can I mention that in this thread?), with a vue to repurchase at a later date for next to nothing.
you'll easily get £25 for it, more like £35. ebayers are idiots. (minus 10% commission obvs)
Quite good, but not really the revelation in gameplay they promised. Road To Wrestlemania is still proper bollocks. Universe Mode is much better than last year but still borked (You can't vacate titles, wrestlers end up being the number one contender for two titles at the same time) and the kick-out meter is utter shit.
But I basically just bought it so I could run through people with Big Van Vader.
is it any more difficult then the last game?
Matches actually have more of a back and forth feel now, whereas before you could just kick the shit out of people for a few minutes and get the pin. They've made reversals a bit more difficult as well which is fucking infuriating but rewarding when you get one right.
I haven't played a wrestling game with a back and forth feel to it since last gen
I just had an epic Tables match against Kevin Nash, playing as Vader. I honestly didn't know if I was going to win, it was that back and forth. I cheered a bit when I put him through.
Although the AI is still a bit dodgy. Nash had me up for a jackknife at one point but, like a belm, he decided to miss the table completely.
that much is for certain, not having real issues with the reversals (though I appear to be in the minority)
Don't like how objective driven RTWM has become, the Bragging Rights match had my head spinning as it was pretty much one long cinematic.
Little things in Universe mode still bug me! Like Brock Lesnar returning to the WWE to attack evan bourne on Superstars then having a series of midcard matches with Orton (on Superstars) whilst Drew McIntyre and a jobber I created called American Steve headlined Raw week in and week out (note the CAW suit is improved infinitely by letting you string words together on the announcement & better choice of music, I also like that Eve became his valet so now the commentator goes 'American Steve accompanied by Eve) it has a nice ring to it!
Takes a bit of fuss though because you have to edit them, play the match then quit to the menu, edit the next one etc etc.
My Universe at the moment is determined to make Goldust an unstoppable monster.
We normally end up picking up a game that a few of us (gamers & non-gamers) can sit round and all enjoy playing during the festive period - any recommendations?
If you have a Wii that is
but the reviews haven't sold me on it, the Winter Olympic one was a big improvement with some pretty decent controls - this one looks like it's gone back to being a bit of a waggle-fest
that I was buying Fifa 12 and that this would be my first flirtation with football games, I'm now three weeks into a full blooded, all consuming addiction. All I see when I close my eyes is coloured shirts and passing.
Why didn't anyone warn me?
and that include the tournament spin-offs (Road To The World Cup!), hard to imagine someone having never played before
Might have to get stuck into Be A Pro mode (or whatever it's called)
and have no overwhelming interest in football compared to other sports, but it turns out that the limited time-frame challenge aspect of it makes for a very compelling game. I suspect it's going to take skyrim or dark souls to distract me from it.
But played pretty much none of the games apart from a little bit of VVVVV.
Which ones should I be playing?
ever played deadly premonition? I want to know if its worth getting, hearing its something of a cult game. A beautiful failure kind of thing. My heart says yes, my brain says no.
It has an interesting atmosphere and a baffling almost brilliant script. The only problem with it is absolutely everything else. The mechanics of the actually gameplay are beyond painful. You're better off watching the cutscenes and whatnot on youtube or whatever: actually playing the game is just awful.
I will avoid for now. I was hoping in vain it could provide the lynchian experience that Alan Wake failed to give me.
Especially if you're a Twin Peaks fan. The atmosphere and sense of humour makes up for the mechanics, just whack it on easy, and look on a guide for an item that lets you warp around so you don't have to use the terrible map that you can't zoom out.
Bit of a weird colour palate at times, but it's still satisfying stuff.
now that I have left Detroit. Getting sucked into the story and getting more swanky augmentations. Keep jumping off stuff just I can use the Icarus landing thing. Pretty cool. Mostly bumbling around hacking into lock ups and shooting people in the face with the shotgun.
thing is I need to finish it up soon so a) I can start Skyrimming and b) I can get a DVD I can watch with the wife. But I have no idea how long Crysis 2 is or how near the end I might be. DOn't want to post it back if the end is just around the corner but neither do I want to spend much longer wading through it with Skyrim Saints Row etc looking down from the shelves at me. Any advice?
to another large environment full of aliens.
i think youve got a bit to go.
i'm a bit done with FPRPGs for the time being having sunk more time than i really should have traipsing across some fucking desert killing stuff when i could easily have rattled through the main campaign in about 12 hours then done all the exploring and traipsing if i could be arsed.
Killed ceasar as soon as he appeared, which seems to have derailed the game a bit looking at a couple of walkthroughs (when i was trying to get into the vault 34 armoury) but ah well, fuckit he needed belted. Done now.
Might get Saints Row 3...
that's it. oh i picked up red dead redemption on the cheap and it's shite. cheers
Turned it off last night just as I was about to head into the last fight. Overall I liked it, but as many have pointed out it's a bit short. And the main plot just isn't as focussed as AA. I'm going to do new game plus and probably spend an age in the challenge rooms though so I'll definitely get my money's worth. But it's only Really Very Good, when I was expecting Holy Shit This Is Amazing.
Dizzy Prince of the Yolkfolk comes out next Friday
remember it being hard for my child brain tohugh.
Not even sure how much I’m enjoying it any more, there’s only so much mileage in jumping up buildings and trying to sneak up to guards who immediately spot you then having to slaughter said guards. I do enjoy the Tomb Raider style crypt exploring/jumping bits, and I kind of enjoy the earning Gs aspect, but I don’t give a toss about the storyline or storyline within the storyline and right now I’m just trying to beat it. And I will beat it, cos it’s eaaaaassy
the key is to play the game without being spotted because fighintgs easy. I particularly enjoyed the Venice stuff and though the storyline was alright.
finished it, thought i quite enjoyed it, then i played brotherhood and it's exactly the same game and i just don't wanna do it anymore. I even completed AC1 ffs, now that was arduous.
and i still have brotherhood waiting untouched. Plus i need to finish arkham asylum, orange box, uncharted 2, deus ex... it's all too much at the moment.
on the odd night at the moment on BF3, going to keep me going for a while yet
thinking of picking up skyrim or arkham city around christmas when i have the time & when they get a bit cheaper
loved the rayman origins demo, such a pity it's not selling well. Ubisoft should never have released it at this ridiculous time for games. I swear they purposefully bury Michael Ancel games.
It takes me back to a golden gaming age but i just don't have time, will have to pick it up next year.
but I've blitzed Mass Effect 2 in the last couple of months. I think I'm approaching the end now (I've put in 29 hours of gameplay so far).
I'm saving the mission where you get hold of the Reaper device because I read somewhere that it triggers a couple of nasty surprises, so I'm just working my way through all the side and loyalty missions.
that's about it