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September 26th 2004, 20:43 CEST by Trunks

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#32 by G-Man
2004-09-27 04:45:18
Dragon Warrior 7 is SOOOOOO boring. And I liked Dragon Warrior 1-3 very much. The rest I disagree with except Jak 2 is better than the original. Also, I would add a bunch of other games to the list as well.
#33 by Dumdeedum
2004-09-27 04:49:46
http://www.dumdeedum.com
I'd like congrulate myself...

I don't know what congrulating is, but I'm fairly sure it turns you blind.

#34 by Squeaky
2004-09-27 04:53:44
#32 G-Man
Also, I would add a bunch of other games to the list as well.

Such as?

Quit your bitching, fucknut.
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#35 by OwenButler
2004-09-27 04:56:00
http://blog.owenbutler.org/
#18 by Marsh Davies

Gran Turismo 3 is a great straight driving simulation. One of the most complete games I've ever seen, in terms of the depth. Sadly there just aren't enough tracks to keep me interested. I think there's a new one out soon.

Burnout 3 provides equal depth, ...

While burnout 3 is an awesome game, it just can't ever be described as having "equal depth" as Gran Turismo 3.  GT3 has all that fruity engine customization stuff.  It's far too deep for me, and I like driving games.
#36 by Hugin
2004-09-27 05:10:53
lmccain@nber.org
Squeaky, Phantom Brave isn't fun. Go for Front Mission 4 or Disgaea instead.
#37 by Squeaky
2004-09-27 05:24:29
#36 Hugin
Squeaky, Phantom Brave isn't fun. Go for Front Mission 4 or Disgaea instead.

okay, FM4 & Disgaea it is! (assuming I actually buy a PStwo)

Quit your bitching, fucknut.
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#38 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 05:30:19
Don't listen to Hugin. His mind is broken. Phantom Brave is worlds better than Disgaea, and Disgaea is one of the best games ever.

Also, asshole is wrong. Ask anyone about Jak 2 and they'll tell you that. Also, Dragon Warrior 7 is one of the best RPGs ever. Worlds better than any Final Fantasy. There's a reason why it was the best-selling PSX game in Japan.

Dood.
#39 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 05:41:56
Hugin's not even a gamer. He admitted it in IRC a little while ago.

Dood.
#40 by yotsuya
2004-09-27 05:45:58
OK, Perkins! I got one more player, I need 17 points.... You're mine!

All is right with the world, as long as you're gettin' some.
 -LittleWood
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#41 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 06:15:42
The rest I disagree with except Jak 2 is better than the original.


And I believe you meant to say "agree" here. Otherwise your "except" makes no sense.

Dood.
#42 by G-Man
2004-09-27 06:45:48
Er... the rest I don't disagree with is what that post should have said.

And DO NOT buy DW7... it is really really really fucking boring and has lots of custscenes (in-engine forced talks ala Golden Sun) so I can't understand how Bob can like it. You have to play for like 5 hours before you even get in your first fight. Go read a walkthrough at gamefaqs for the game to see what I mean. The big draw of the game is that the world is huge and has lots of NPCs with unique things to say. But who cares how huge the world is when the only way you can interact with it is by searching chests and using the "talk" command. For all the characters there is really no character development to speak of. This is not like a traditional RPG at all. The only thing going for it is the combat, which if you haven't played a DW game before, is extremely repetitive and not as graphically entertaining as you may be used to. The monster heart or essence or whatever system is neat, but Final Fantasy Adventure did that ten years ago. The reason it sold so well in Japan is because they are insane. DW7 is like Animal Crossing meets Final Fantasy for them except boring.

Also Jak 1 wasn't really that great. It was too easy and the controls were a little floaty. The wider range of gameplay compared to a normal platformer is what made the game fun, but the story and cutscenes weren't as polished as they could have been. The game is on par with Haven: Call of the King, which isn't saying all that much. It also suffers from some uninspired missions, e.g. too much DKC style collect the 100 doodads quests. In short, it was no Mario 64, but it compared favorably to the other platformers available. Jak 2 does all of this better. And Bob, how can you NOT prefer Jak 2 with its so-called GTA influences?

As for budget games I would recommend:

Devil May Cry 1
Onimusha 3 (much better controls than the previous ones)
One of the Dynasty Warriors games - just get the cheapest one - maybe just rent it actually.
FFX if you like the series
Tony Hawk 3 or 4 if you haven't played them
Sly Cooper (a rental because it is quick to beat - but might take a little longer to unlock all the time trials if you suck at platformers)
DDR or one of the kareoke games if you have a girlfriend
Beyond Good and Evil if you haven't played it yet.
Champions of Norrath
Disaster Report
James Bond: Everything or Nothing (probably not budget yet)
Simpsons: Hit and Run
Timesplitters 2 if you like playing splitscreen multiplayer shooters ala Goldeneye
Zone of the Enders
#43 by yotsuya
2004-09-27 06:50:28
You forgot NBA Street, Vol 2.

All is right with the world, as long as you're gettin' some.
 -LittleWood
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#44 by G-Man
2004-09-27 07:08:13
He said no sports games.
#45 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 07:22:39
Jak 2 is one of the most pointlessly hard games I've ever played. And your so-called "GTA influences" boil down to nothing except a five-minute trek between missions.

Also, buy DW7. And buy Sly Cooper, even though asshole called it a rental.

Dood.
#46 by yotsuya
2004-09-27 07:24:00
He said he wasn't into them. I offer it as a budget option. It's not a pure sports game, and he might find that fun.

All is right with the world, as long as you're gettin' some.
 -LittleWood
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#47 by Squeaky
2004-09-27 08:26:49
#42 G-Man
Er... the rest I don't disagree with is what that post should have said.

And DO NOT buy DW7... it is really really really fucking boring and has lots of custscenes (in-engine forced talks ala Golden Sun) so I can't understand how Bob can like it. You have to play for like 5 hours before you even get in your first fight. Go read a walkthrough at gamefaqs for the game to see what I mean. The big draw of the game is that the world is huge and has lots of NPCs with unique things to say. But who cares how huge the world is when the only way you can interact with it is by searching chests and using the "talk" command. For all the characters there is really no character development to speak of. This is not like a traditional RPG at all. The only thing going for it is the combat, which if you haven't played a DW game before, is extremely repetitive and not as graphically entertaining as you may be used to. The monster heart or essence or whatever system is neat, but Final Fantasy Adventure did that ten years ago. The reason it sold so well in Japan is because they are insane. DW7 is like Animal Crossing meets Final Fantasy for them except boring.

I wasn't really planning on DW7, so whatever.

Also Jak 1 wasn't really that great. It was too easy and the controls were a little floaty. The wider range of gameplay compared to a normal platformer is what made the game fun, but the story and cutscenes weren't as polished as they could have been. The game is on par with Haven: Call of the King, which isn't saying all that much. It also suffers from some uninspired missions, e.g. too much DKC style collect the 100 doodads quests. In short, it was no Mario 64, but it compared favorably to the other platformers available. Jak 2 does all of this better. And Bob, how can you NOT prefer Jak 2 with its so-called GTA influences?

There is no such thing as too easy. I'll pick 'em both up (again, assuming I buy a pstwo).

Devil May Cry 1

Not really interested.

Onimusha 3 (much better controls than the previous ones)

This is out for xbox as well, innit?

One of the Dynasty Warriors games - just get the cheapest one - maybe just rent it actually.

will do.

FFX if you like the series

GOOD GOD NO!

Tony Hawk 3 or 4 if you haven't played them

Don't care. Can play it on xbox if I did.

Sly Cooper (a rental because it is quick to beat - but might take a little longer to unlock all the time trials if you suck at platformers)

Sure thing! I'll probably buy it.

DDR or one of the kareoke games if you have a girlfriend

Hahahahahahahaha!!! (so lonely...)

Beyond Good and Evil if you haven't played it yet.

I'm a BG&E fanb0i if you haven't noticed.

Champions of Norrath

I've already played Dark Alliance 1 & 2.

Disaster Report

Never heard of it, but I'll give it a shot.

James Bond: Everything or Nothing (probably not budget yet)

another xbox game?

Simpsons: Hit and Run

xbox!

Timesplitters 2 if you like playing splitscreen multiplayer shooters ala Goldeneye

I was considering picking up the GCN timesplitters at one time.

Zone of the Enders

never heard of it, I'll probably check it out.



Thanks for the recommendations! They've been added to teh list.

Quit your bitching, fucknut.
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#48 by Squeaky
2004-09-27 08:27:25
#46 yotsuya
He said he wasn't into them. I offer it as a budget option. It's not a pure sports game, and he might find that fun.

The only thing I dislike worse than sports games (aside from hockey) is basketball.

Quit your bitching, fucknut.
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#49 by Squeaky
2004-09-27 08:28:45
I guess I should've said to begin with: PS2 exclusive games.

Quit your bitching, fucknut.
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#50 by Squeaky
2004-09-27 08:28:59
In the spirit of the thread:

HAT TRICK

Quit your bitching, fucknut.
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#51 by G-Man
2004-09-27 08:52:12
Champions of Norrath is better than DA 1 or 2.
Tony Hawk is better with PS2 controls.
Ditto for Timesplitter 2, but not as big a deal there.
#52 by Matt Davis
2004-09-27 11:36:10
http://looroll.com
THPS4 will be a must pick up for me as the PAL GCN conversion was awful and I still had fun with it. I do however find it tricky with the GCN controller to get the best out of my button mashing.

#53 by Wheelie
2004-09-27 11:48:11
hello

Love care happiness
#54 by LPMiller
2004-09-27 12:56:13
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
Rachet and Clank.

When LP says he's bringing Armageddon, he brings fucking Armageddon. - Caryn, 6/01/2004
#55 by Matt Perkins
2004-09-27 14:10:25
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
The Bucs D has cost you 10 points tonight, in my favor.

Well, technically, they made me one point.  Though since they started with a few, I guess you might look at like they lost me some points.  :P

Did you see though?  My entire WR core made me 4 points this go around.  You know if I had a good WR, I'd be dominating this league...  well, more than I am now.

"She told me to tell you to quit being such an anal-retentive pussy."- Ergo
#56 by yotsuya
2004-09-27 16:43:32
I know. What were the conditions during the Steelers/Fins game? I was hoping Bettis would punch one in for me, but it seems like no one got close to the red zone, for the most part. Bah!

That's OK. If I can get 20 points from Terry Glenn, you ass is mine.

All is right with the world, as long as you're gettin' some.
 -LittleWood
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#57 by Greg
2004-09-27 16:45:46
I hated Timesplitters 2. Much like Halo, it was only bearable because I was playing co-op.

こんにちは
#58 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 16:48:28
I picked up Timesplitters 2 for Xbox for $5 at that Circuit City sale not too long ago. I think I got ripped off.

Dood.
#59 by CheesyPoof
2004-09-27 16:48:50
I'm embarrested by this weeks performance.  The auto picker left me with no bench.  *weeps*
#60 by CheesyPoof
2004-09-27 16:49:37
I'm also embarrassed that I didn't click on IeSpell.
#61 by yotsuya
2004-09-27 16:49:45
Poof. Me too. The two fuckers I picked up this week for TE and K got me NO points.

All is right with the world, as long as you're gettin' some.
 -LittleWood
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#62 by jjohnsen
2004-09-27 17:35:26
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Damn.  I went to all that trouble to pick up a second D for my bye week, and they ended up giving me -4 points.

i ain't got no love for the east cost
but i do love eatin butter with my toast
-DKI(ID
#63 by Matt Perkins
2004-09-27 18:43:49
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
I know. What were the conditions during the Steelers/Fins game? I was hoping Bettis would punch one in for me, but it seems like no one got close to the red zone, for the most part. Bah!

Apparently is a was a big time rain bowl.  I don't think it was shown on TV because it was delayed because of Jean, but Sportscenter tells me it rained a lot.

"She told me to tell you to quit being such an anal-retentive pussy."- Ergo
#64 by Sgt Hulka
2004-09-27 19:48:27
The Kerry Videogame

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#65 by ProStyle
2004-09-27 19:55:55
http://prostyle.deviantart.com
"Video games are wonderful teaching tools that allow people to get inside an event," Halper said. "We will bring clarity to people's understanding of the event."

Riiiiight.

Fabricated like the word absurditive
#66 by lwf
2004-09-27 19:57:30
jjohnsen, you shoulda grabbed the falcons, looks like scored about 400 points on the DST.

Nothing I do is my fault.
#67 by Your Friend
2004-09-27 20:09:41

The Kerry Videogame


I hear that if you enter the cheat code "DADDYSBOY" you get to skip over the difficult part of the mission and instead spend the time in a virtual room in Texas playing the Follow the White Lines minigame.

#68 by "m0nty from his parents' house watching NFL"
2004-09-27 20:35:27
I saw a snippet from the first half Bucs game shown during the Raiders game, and there was a lake in the middle of the field that was the size of an Olympic swimming pool. It drained away later, apparently, but the conditions sounded like they never got better than atrocious.

I had picked up the Falcons D earlier in the week because the Cardinals' opposing DST is always going to score big, but then dropped them late because I figured (correctly) that the weather in Florida would be nigh unplayable. Plus I needed a new WR to bolster my thin ranks - Price has been a bust this year and I gave away Muhammad and Moulds in separate trades for two gimp QBs in Rivers and Garcia.
#69 by "m0nty from his parents' house watching NFL"
2004-09-27 20:37:50
I meant the first half of the Dolphins game, of course.
#70 by Shadarr
2004-09-27 20:41:23
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
That would've been a way better game to watch than the battle of has-beens.

"We're not trying to tell you what you like. You've told us what you like. We know what you like. It's just that what you like is stupid." - BobJustBob
#71 by Matt Perkins
2004-09-27 20:41:47
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Those trades looked pretty good at the time too, Monty.  On the plus side, thanks for Moulds!  He's off  bye week this week and maybe I can earn a point or three at the WR slot.

"She told me to tell you to quit being such an anal-retentive pussy."- Ergo
#72 by Leslie Nassar
2004-09-27 22:55:01
http://departmentofinternets.com
is counternarcotics newspeak for high-seas piracy?

Officials believe they were headed for the U.S. West Coast, said Navy Lt. Jack Sparrow, a spokesman for U.S. Southern Command. Sparrow also credited John Anderton and the MPDC Pre-Crime Division.


My favorite band sucks.
#73 by Funkdrunk
2004-09-27 23:41:21
jflavius@bellatlantic.net
Pre-Crime?

I hope Det. John Anderton was involved, but his name isn't listed.

Funk

and like a nerd I'll make you say he's superb.
#74 by Funkdrunk
2004-09-27 23:41:54
jflavius@bellatlantic.net
Ooops, I guess he was.

Funk.

and like a nerd I'll make you say he's superb.
#75 by Dumdeedum
2004-09-28 00:07:58
http://www.dumdeedum.com
Awww, I only see:
Officials believe they were headed for the U.S. West Coast, said Navy Lt. Ligia Cohen, a spokeswoman for U.S. Southern Command.

Did it really have the references to Pirates of the Caribbean and Minority Report in it?

Guest MP3OTW: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot.mp3 (Thanks Squeaky!)
#76 by Your Friend
2004-09-28 00:23:01
If it did, they were removed by the time I clicked the link...

#77 by G-Man
2004-09-28 00:50:13
I guess Nassar is some sort of wacky protester now?
#78 by Ergo
2004-09-28 00:59:44
What do you mean, "now"?

Mac OSX--UNIX For Girls (tm)
DVDs
#79 by Leslie Nassar
2004-09-28 01:28:08
http://departmentofinternets.com
What do you mean, "Nassar"?

My favorite band sucks.
#80 by Ergo
2004-09-28 01:43:39
Yeah!

Mac OSX--UNIX For Girls (tm)
DVDs
#81 by Sgt Hulka
2004-09-28 01:44:43
I love Nascar

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