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  1. Have to say I'm of exactly the same opinion....I've played a few hours of Prime...enjoyed it enough but not a patch on Fusion or Super. Maybe I just can't think properly in first person mode and as a result the exploration joy of the earlier metroids is lost for me. I keep meaning to give Prime another go....and no doubt I'll get the sequel but it will never be quite the same. As for teh Castlevania connecion - Aria of Sorrow is very good, although the difficulty curve is miles off (too easy for 3/4 of the game and then a run of nightmare bosses) to put it in the same league. Dunno if I see the link with the Mega Man games...the appeal of Metroid is the exploration aspect...the Mega Man games great as they are, are very linear experiences.
  2. Gribbley's Day Out better feature all there will be hell to pay! Wonder if we'll get Paradroid 90 too
  3. I'm an adult gamer too and have a GBA SP - but despite the 'lifestyle' marketing approach to the SP the majority of owners/regular users are kids - look at the GB's softography - sure there's games for adults in there but most are aimed at the machines target market - children! The PSP will be a gadget - but I doubt its going to achieve ipod style mass acceptance - most people don't have a need for a portable console - I really don't think there is a huge market for Sony to steal here - the PSP will be overpriced, short battery lived and not really suitable for kids.... Sony have made more then the odd mistake with gadgets before....here's another
  4. I have preorder too....although the game will then go into a long RPG shaped queue with Star Ocean and Phantom Brave already several places ahead. And Growlanser is shipping on the same day iirc I think the dated look is partly due to the game having been released in Japan a few years back...
  5. You seem to be ignoring the fact the Game Boy really is aimed and mainly used by kids....Sonys expensive gadget is not going to take away that part of Nintendo's market. Will it have Pokemon? Exactly I think the two will bebale to co-exist - PSP pulling in the adult ipod crowd and GBA as a tool to keep the kids happy....will a short battery life be enough to keep the kids quiet on a long journey? PSP succeeding does not mean GBA will decline as yet... Sadly I can't see where the DS fits in...nice idea but who's going to buy it? And on the subject of the Cube pad...it makes the GC my format of choice for multi platform simply becuase the pad is so comfortable to use - sure the d-pad is rubbish but which games use the digital pad these days anyway? (and you can get a Hori pad if you want which is of course basically the best classic pad design ever - the SNES)
  6. So have you not been fighting yourself in the game? Eeek the AI isn't that good!!! One other tip - against the elemental bosses turn off all Genis' magic except the opposite element - eg Lightning works a treat on the water level etc etc
  7. ToS is wonderful - honestly - a real advert for real time RPGs if there ever was one. Not started Star Ocean yet so I couldn't comment but you can usually over ride the ai and command your party to do things in these kind of games if neccesary. In the .hack games I never bothered with the AI at all As for tips for ToS: Put Raine in your party - all she ever does is heal on auto! Remember that you can get party member to use items in battle, so have plenty of gels before each dungeon. Fight all the dungeon monsters and get the memory gem so you can save before the boss! Don't forget to level - make sure to fight lots of the world map and in dungeons - the battles may be optional but avoid them and the bosses will cream you - obvious maybe but worth a go
  8. The dubs hilarious....its just like a classic hong kong kung fu flick...which of course is exactly what Bujingai is trying to be... So it depends if you want the authentic Jap or US experience. Having said that the documentries you can unlock are pretty dull and the story is incomprehensible in either English or Japanese so it probably doesn't really matter which one you go for. Either way the game is intact in the US version and so therefore is not a Jap exclusive...
  9. Hmmm my level refered to the final boss But respect with the lv30 on the evil robo..was 38 by that point....did you not level at all then (30 is pretty low for that point in the game!) But the ultimate weapon thing....humph!
  10. Mega Man: Dr Wiley's Revenge Pure class
  11. Cheat! The last boss is far less annoying then the previous one with the robo helpers....he drove me crazy for a few hours. Levelling as ever is the key...lv41 was enough for me to make him weep But the irritating trek down to the final boss isn't one that should be repeated in Xenosaga II you hear me Namco?
  12. Hmmm but all that means is TEOFTAWKI ripped off Bad Day....or Bad day was an early draft of it...
  13. Bad Day was just a rewrite of 'The End of the World as we Know It' Was still great though... I loved Reveal tho'...I'll Take the Rain is one of the bands best track imho Certainly far better then Up or Monster anyway New single is pleasant...probably needs a few more listens
  14. I played the opposite way around Hugo, Chris and then Geddoe, and it was only Geddoe's chapter that made even consider playing on... But now Thomas' first chapter is boring me to tears The trinity sight system is a neat conceit but really its not hugely different to playing a series of intersecting plot lines...something say Xenosaga did a lot better so far at least. I think the main problem is I'm not getting any connection at all with the characters from the opening sections and the plot seems needlessly drawn out. Also I'm not keen on the graphical style....has an almost 'plasticy' and hollow feel to it. The battle system seems slow and unrewarding, although that could change later I'm sure... Has really put me off the thought of Suikoden IV now...still with Star Ocean, Growlanser and Phantom Brave all in the next month or so its not as if I'm going to be short of RPGs!
  15. I'm still trying to love Suikoden III but it just doesn't love me back. I've got as far as Thomas' chapter (having done chapter 1 for each of the main character) but then I blasted through Chronicles of Riddick - which was far more entertaining.... So I'm trying to get the momentum to give the game another crack but....its so damn slow...and dull... So tell me does it pick up soon and should I make the time to get through it....or should I just move on to my copy of Tales of Symphonia which is calling me and decide the games it not for me...after all its had 12 hours and I'm still bored... C'mon convince me it gets much better....it seems a shame to have loved the first two and hate this...
  16. You mean you didn't cream them all with the mini gun? You missed some fun there...although I agree the bit where you had to explode fuel onto the mech was a bit rubbish....esp as it took me a while to realise there was no way I could move quick enough with the mini gun to avoid the masses of bulllets the damned thing fired. But anyway great little game and very satisfying - I quite enjoyed the mines section once I got the the tranq gun (hehe electric storm) and the bit with the aliens type monsters later on was pure fun and rather Doom-esque. Shame the conclusion came all to quick in the final section - tremedous fun but felt a little rushed - maybe it justed ended too quickly for my liking. Also has the honour of being my first 10 day GAME rental - which shows it really is rather short given my usual gaming times....no real desire to play through again I'm afraid but the rush was well worth it
  17. Oooh more Zelda goodness this year? *looks back at that expensive November thread* eeek Anyway given there hasn't been a bad Zeld yet imho (excluding the ones on CDI okay) I'm very much looking forward to this. Wonder if it can top 4 swords plus tho'...
  18. Just to confirm the PS2 version is bloody awful Avoid like the plague Shame as I enjoyed the first one on PC - sadly my computer has gone way past the time where it can play anything released in the last 18 months...
  19. The original Spy V Spy was the best tho' The third one (ice themed iirc) wasn't much cop at all either Creatures & Creatures 2 Mayhem in Monsterland Park Patrol (loved this game soooo much) Savage (tunes again!)
  20. Actually not quite: Seiken Densetsu 1 - The Final Fantasy Adventure on GB (remade as Sword of Mana on GBA) Seiken Densetsu 2 - Secret of Mana - SNES Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2 effectively) - SNES and never translated Seiken Densetsu 4 - Legend of Mana - Psone FF:Mystic Quest was SNES game not directly linked to the Mana or FF series that was released in the US market instead of FFV as it was simpler and easier (and rubbish too!) And yes Uzion I did mean Seiken Densetsu 3!
  21. The album is ace - best Wannadies record since 'Be a Girl' The single has got a push since it was featured in an advert - for deoderant I think...
  22. Oooh merci beacoup...will give that my full attention at some point in the next few weeks. However I would still like to see a full commercial release of FFIII in English - seems odd and very unlike Square to leave it just sitting there (then again Mana 2 never got offically translated did it...) Anyway just to clarify something - I don't have any objection to full remakes - I'm talking REmake, Sword of Mana style things here - add something to a classic game and give it a new audiance is a good thing surely? Ports I do kind of object to as they are a lazy exercise in making money as has been rightly pointed out earlier in this thread are going to add nothing to the unique potential of the DS. However if people will buy them then why shouldn't companies re-release their old games - the games industry has a very short memory - the urge to call anything over 5 years old as 'retro' is evidence of this. Say unlike films and music 'classic' games have been left to rot - why is porting old games to new systems any different to re-releasing films on DVD or special editions of classic albums. To my mind as long as Square add a bit of extra stuff I don't mind them bringing out old games - I probably won't buy them because I've played most of them before but why shouldn't others get a chance to discover 'classics' which are unavailiable to them after the death of the original format. And to those who suggested emulation - this is exactly why emulation is ilegal - if there still is a viable market for these games and a company puts them back out - why should you be able to pick them up for free?
  23. Watchmen is being made into a movie for release mid 2005. Personally I'd have prefered a mini series - the story is far too subtle and complex to fit into a 2hr movie - I suspect it will be awful
  24. Hmmmm FFIII if only so it can finally be translated and I can be completist and have finished (and understood) the whole FF series. But yeah enough with the ports already....continue like this and I may end up agreeing with Biglime on something squaresoft related...
  25. No taste... Clearly you didn't find enough aromatic grass
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