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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-02-28 20:09:53 Reply

At 2/28/13 05:23 AM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 2/27/13 07:14 PM, VoidForce wrote: I'm in the mood for expanding my Nintendo 64 collection and I need help deciding what to buy
I'd go with Yoshi's Story.

It did appear to be cheapest which is a definite plus.

At 2/28/13 06:09 PM, Auz wrote: Perhaps you should look around a little more on gaming webshops, because that sounds like max price they're asking and indeed, I think you can find them cheaper. Consider checking European webshops outside the UK as well. They might sell them for 50 euros which could already save you quite a few bucks.

I was going by the lowest price for each game on Amazon UK but I agree, that's probably not the cheapest place to look. Ebay was considerably dearer in most cases though which is unfortunate. I've checked out a couple of other more specialist websites but most of the games I'm interested in are sold out. I guess Nintendo 64 games won't ever drop in price massively now that they're long out of production.

I'll keep looking into other websites though like you suggested, I appreciate the advice.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-22 09:13:03 Reply

Well I'm stuck in a gaming dilemma here. I've been trying to see what my friends think out of the two but I'm still undecided. I can't spend too much right now but if there's one game I'd love to play, it's either Tomb Raider or Metal Gear Rising. My friends were favouring MGR more but I debated to myself that to spend something around 30 on a video game I should go for the game that has better length and I've been hearing how short MGR is (just like every MGS game ever) so I'm still torn apart.

It sucks I'm debating so hard here since these are two gaming franchises that I've known for so long. Both have been with me for 15 years now and to think they're still going with strong titles doesn't make it good for me. Granted, I still need to play them to decide whether they're good or not but I do like how Tomb Raider is getting good reviews and I feared from the start that game would completely bomb and finally put the series in its resting tomb once and for all.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-22 10:43:42 Reply

can't wait for the new Battlefield 4 to be announced...and that f2p C&C game should be interesting, too


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 07:20:45 Reply

So, I've decided to finally play a video game for what feels like the first time in months. I still have so many JRPGs sitting around that it's hard for me to decide what I want to play, but I've gone with Final Fantasy VII. I have made some progress with this game a while back but then for some reason I stopped playing. Memory card said I was 12 hours in but I've decided to start over.

Final Fantasy is one of those series that everyone talks about that I've not spent much time playing. In fact, Crisis Core on the PSP is the only FF game I've beaten. Other than that, X is the only other one I've made much progress with. I have copies of Crisis Core, VII, Dirge of Cerberus, VIII (ordered it the other day, not here yet), IX, X, X-2 and XII. I really need to get around to playing them.

My GameCube collection is also shaping up nicely. I think I've now ticked off most of the games that I originally wanted on the system. Anything missing from that picture that you guys would recommend? Mostly just interested in the GameCube exclusives, but some of them sell for more than I'm willing to pay. Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Skies of Arcadia and Tales of Symphonia cost me a lot more than I'd usually pay for games, but they seemed like pretty great games.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 08:15:26 Reply

At 3/31/13 07:20 AM, Dean wrote: Final Fantasy is one of those series that everyone talks about that I've not spent much time playing. In fact, Crisis Core on the PSP is the only FF game I've beaten. Other than that, X is the only other one I've made much progress with. I have copies of Crisis Core, VII, Dirge of Cerberus, VIII (ordered it the other day, not here yet), IX, X, X-2 and XII. I really need to get around to playing them.

It's a series definitely worth diving into. I would strongly recommend picking up VI as well.

My GameCube collection is also shaping up nicely. I think I've now ticked off most of the games that I originally wanted on the system. Anything missing from that picture that you guys would recommend? Mostly just interested in the GameCube exclusives, but some of them sell for more than I'm willing to pay. Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Skies of Arcadia and Tales of Symphonia cost me a lot more than I'd usually pay for games, but they seemed like pretty great games.

Metroid Prime 2? The first Metroid Prime game was better in my opinion, but two is definitely worth a play as well.

Maybe you'll like Baten Kaitos if you're into JRPGs. Not a great game in my opinion, but if you can get it for a low price you may find it worth picking up.

I also enjoyed the Prince of Persia series, but they're not Gamecube exclusive.

Lastly, I haven't played the game myself, but Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem always seems to get loads of praise.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 09:11:40 Reply

At 3/31/13 08:15 AM, Auz wrote: It's a series definitely worth diving into. I would strongly recommend picking up VI as well.

I'm positive that I used to own the FF Anthology (which contained IV and V) and apparently I did own VI at some point as well because I just for a save file for it on my memory card. Although FF isn't a series I've spent much time on, I always look out for the games for some reason. If I see them selling at a reasonable price, I'll buy them. FF Origins, Anthology and VI are on my list of games to look out for.

Metroid Prime 2? The first Metroid Prime game was better in my opinion, but two is definitely worth a play as well.

I didn't spend too much time playing the first Metroid Prime game. I found it quite hard to get into at the time. I guess because I was looking for something more linear and couldn't be bothered with the exploration. But yea, Metroid Prime 2 is another game that I'll pick up if the price is right.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 09:35:04 Reply

I watched a playthrough of RE1(Jill) and RE2(Jill A, Leon B) and was wondering something about RE2. Which order do you think is canonical, Jill A, Leon B or Leon A, Jill B? I looked online and from what I saw, most people insisted that it's Jill A, Leon B, but in that playthrough (SPOOOOILEEERS) Ada Wong dies...And it doesn't seem to leave any speculation, like "well, maybe she wasn't really dead". And obviously, she's alive later in the canon. Is it the same with Leon A, Jill B?


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 15:59:04 Reply

At 3/31/13 09:35 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: I watched a playthrough of RE1(Jill) and RE2(Jill A, Leon B) and was wondering something about RE2. Which order do you think is canonical, Jill A, Leon B or Leon A, Jill B? I looked online and from what I saw, most people insisted that it's Jill A, Leon B, but in that playthrough (SPOOOOILEEERS) Ada Wong dies...And it doesn't seem to leave any speculation, like "well, maybe she wasn't really dead". And obviously, she's alive later in the canon. Is it the same with Leon A, Jill B?

I assume Claire, not Jill. I'd lean towards Claire A, Leon B, a character falling into a chasm doesn't mean much when a series is retconned as much as Resident Evil, wesker got clearly impaled and they still brought him back for a shitload more games. The A and B scenarios don't really matter anyway, the official continuity is whatever happens in Darkside chronicles.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 16:07:42 Reply

At 3/31/13 07:20 AM, Dean wrote: GameCube

Eternal Darkness, bro. Resident Evil Zero, Paper Mario, Soul Caliber II, Metroid Prime 2,


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 16:56:50 Reply

At 3/31/13 03:59 PM, Jackho wrote: I assume Claire, not Jill.

Right, I meant Claire Redfield.

I'd lean towards Claire A, Leon B, a character falling into a chasm doesn't mean much when a series is retconned as much as Resident Evil

She didn't fall in that one, unless the YT videos were titled wrong. Is that what happened in Leon A, Claire B?

wesker got clearly impaled and they still brought him back for a shitload more games.

I heard that he injected himself with some kind of virus or something after they left that kept him alive and gave him powers.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 17:26:32 Reply

At 3/31/13 04:07 PM, Jackho wrote: Paper Mario,

It seems like an interesting game from what I remember, but I got the impression that for me, the price wasn't justified. I think it's like a £40, which is what I paid for Skies of Arcadia Legends. Although I've not actually played Skies of Arcadia yet, it just looks like an all round more interesting game to me.

But I will keep my eyes peeled for a copy of Paper Mario. Doesn't seem like a game you're likely to get a good deal on though.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-03-31 22:51:34 Reply

At 3/31/13 04:56 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: She didn't fall in that one, unless the YT videos were titled wrong. Is that what happened in Leon A, Claire B?

Been a while since I played RE2, but as far as I remember Ada falls to her death in Leon B.

I heard that he injected himself with some kind of virus or something after they left that kept him alive and gave him powers.

In RE1 he gets torn open and left lying there with blood everywhere. You can even check the body. I'm pretty sure it was Code Veronica that brought him back and the RE1 remake that retconned his death so that he conveniently infected himself before getting impaled and resurrected as soon as the heroes left the room, while still having enough time to escape the mansion on foot and get to a safe distance before the explosion.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-01 00:00:30 Reply

I picked up three games the other day (well, four technically) at Gamestop for about $45. I got the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus collection, Heavenly Sword, and Resonance of Fate. I began with Shadow of the Colossus and I found one glaring problem already.

The horse is so fucking hard to control...

Am I the only one who's had trouble with controlling the horse? Or is this a common thing?

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-01 00:14:53 Reply

At 3/31/13 10:51 PM, Jackho wrote: Been a while since I played RE2, but as far as I remember Ada falls to her death in Leon B.

On Youtube, it said Leon B, but whichever one I saw, she died in Leon's arms.

So, she dies that way in one, and falls in the other? Do you clearly see her die? Is there any ambiguity at all, or is it like "yup, dead"?


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-01 09:16:46 Reply

At 3/31/13 07:20 AM, Dean wrote: My GameCube collection is also shaping up nicely.

Likewise my PS2 collection is getting there. Nearing the 150 mark (although chances are when I hit it I'll find a few more games I want and it'll start increasing towards 200). Got Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance for less than £3 last week, which seems like a pretty good bargain.

Unfortunately my collection might be stuck at 147 for a while. The last three games I want are a little more expensive than I'm willing to pay for games right now. Psychonauts and Castlevania: CurâEU<se of Darkness are around £10 each, which I can sort of understand as their a little more obscure than a lot of my games. While, Ape Escape 2 is around the £15 mark for some reason, which seems more than a little overpriced.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-01 10:44:43 Reply

Tesco were selling Mass Effect 3 for £12 so I thought I'd just pick it up. Although this does mean I'm going to have to replay the whole trilogy because I don't have save files from the previous games on this console. Should be fun whenever I get around to it. I loved the first 2 Mass Effect games and since I get into Star Trek, this trilogy appeals even more.

It was kinda weird though because it was a new copy of the game yet it wasn't sealed. Looks like a copy that someone has returned or something because there's a little sticker on the inside of the case with a hand written "67" on it. Discs were in perfect condition and the online code worked, so no harm done I suppose. Was still a little odd.

I think I'm also going to pick up the complete edition of LA Noire. I've already beaten the game in the past but I had a loan of the game from my brother and he has since sold his copy. And I never played any of the DLC so getting the complete edition should be worth it for that alone. Although it's a bit pricier than I thought, costing about £17. Still tempted to order it, although that'll be the last game I buy for a while. In the last week or two I've now bought:

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (GameCube)
Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)
Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)

I keep telling myself that I need to stop buying more games and spend more time playing the massive stack of games I already have, but I just can't help it.

At 4/1/13 09:16 AM, DannyIsOnFire wrote: Likewise my PS2 collection is getting there. Nearing the 150 mark (although chances are when I hit it I'll find a few more games I want and it'll start increasing towards 200).

Wasn't your collection originally meant to be 100 games? Looks like you've been bitten by the game collecting bug too!

The last three games I want are a little more expensive than I'm willing to pay for games right now.

I run into this problem a lot, although seeing as I collect for any system I own, some of the games can get quite pricey depending on the system. Luckily for you, now is like the prime time to be collecting for PS2 because a lot of the games are still recent enough that a lot of people just look at them as being old, unwanted games. I wonder how long before PS2 games start to become more desirable. Or if they ever will. I imagine PS2 games were produced in much higher numbers than games from previous generations. I'd say you're better to get the more sought after games sooner rather than later, because as they get older they're most likely going to go up in value.

Although I wish I could hold back on buying games like you seem to be able to do. If there's a game I want to get really badly but has a high selling price, I tend not to wait until I find a bargain. I'll just dive in a buy a copy of it at standard eBay price if I have the money to spare. In the case of some of the more sought after JRPGs I have, I've probably spent a stupid amount.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-01 11:15:58 Reply

At 3/31/13 04:07 PM, Jackho wrote:
At 3/31/13 07:20 AM, Dean wrote: GameCube
Eternal Darkness, bro. Resident Evil Zero, Paper Mario, Soul Caliber II, Metroid Prime 2,

Here goes one which most people just looked over, Robotech: Battlecry. Damn that game was amazing.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-01 15:31:53 Reply

At 4/1/13 12:14 AM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 3/31/13 10:51 PM, Jackho wrote: Been a while since I played RE2, but as far as I remember Ada falls to her death in Leon B.
On Youtube, it said Leon B, but whichever one I saw, she died in Leon's arms.

So, she dies that way in one, and falls in the other? Do you clearly see her die? Is there any ambiguity at all, or is it like "yup, dead"?

Right, yeah, the tyrant kills her in Leon B, and she gets shot then falls down a chasm in Leon A.

And here it is in Darkside, which proves Leon B is canon. Coming back from either death is pretty much equally as bullshit anyway.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-05 07:24:54 Reply

For some reason I feel like this is some kind of milestone. I now have copies of Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX. I know there's still Final Fantasy Origins (I & II), Anthology (IV & V) and VI on PS1 as well, so I'll keep my eyes out for a copies of those too. It's just nice to have the main "trilogy" on PS1. I know it's not actually a trilogy but hopefully you know what I mean.

They're all in pretty good condition too. VII has a crack/scratch on the front of the case and a tiny little tear on the cover of the manual from where a sticker was removed. There's also some sun fading on the cover art. VIII and IX however are pretty much mint condition. The manuals look unused and in the case of IX, the discs look unused and there's still all the promotional bits of paper in perfect condition. Now I just have to play through them.

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The song in the Bioshock Infinite TV commercial is by a band called Nico Vega. I think it's cool that they've gotten some attention. Their first album is really good. You guys should check them out.

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At 4/7/13 11:07 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: Be Giving

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How did that happen? derp. Obviously, the last one should say "Gravity".


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-08 02:19:25 Reply

I'll never get over how superior the PAL cover for RE4 is compared to the U.S. release.

At 4/1/13 12:00 AM, Trapex wrote: Am I the only one who's had trouble with controlling the horse? Or is this a common thing?

It's not just you. I've only played the PS2 version, but it'd seem they didn't improve the controls if you're struggling as well. I don't even recall the horse being much of an issue when fighting the collosi, just when travelling. Granted, I never beat the game.


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At 4/8/13 02:19 AM, Chumbawamba wrote: I'll never get over how superior the PAL cover for RE4 is compared to the U.S. release.

A lot of the US cover art that I see always seems a bit tacky when compared with the PAL art. Final Fantasy is a good example. I like the minimalistic, clean design that the PAL art has.

Speaking of Final Fantasy, the copy of Final Fantasy VI (or III if you're American) arrived today and it's in mint condition. Really pleased with it. Eager to play through it at some point, especially as a lot of people claim this is the best entry in the series. I know the PS1 version is plagued with some crappy load times though. Still, it seemed like the best version for me to pick up.


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At 4/1/13 12:00 AM, Trapex wrote: Am I the only one who's had trouble with controlling the horse? Or is this a common thing?

It was an issue for me too when I was playing on PS2. It seems to be a bit better on the PS3 port, but that could just be the way I feel about it. I really haven't played the PS3 port of it very much, though.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-12 17:22:21 Reply

At 4/8/13 12:01 PM, Dean wrote:
Speaking of Final Fantasy, the copy of Final Fantasy VI (or III if you're American) arrived today and it's in mint condition. Really pleased with it. Eager to play through it at some point, especially as a lot of people claim this is the best entry in the series. I know the PS1 version is plagued with some crappy load times though. Still, it seemed like the best version for me to pick up.

Having played through it to the end four or five months ago I can confirm that I had no loading issues whatsoever, it ran perfectly smoothly. I have to say though, very nice choice in picking up VI and VIII. VIII has always been my favourite in the series, followed by XIII (controversial choice, I know) and X.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-21 10:54:25 Reply

Just decided to take my first plunge into the Castlevania series. @Jackho has been playing some of the games recently and it must have subliminal made me want to try them out because today I just had the urge to buy a couple games. I picked up Castlevania on N64, which I know a lot of people seem to dislike (AVGN followers?) but after watching several reviews that weren't AVGN, I decided that the game looked interesting enough to give a try. Unfortunately for me, it's not a boxed copy. Just loose cart and manual.

The other game I picked up was The Dracula X Chronicles on PSP, which from what I gather is I remake of Rondo of Blood. Although what really sold it to me was the unlockables, which are the TurboGrafx 16 version of Rondo of Blood (looks nicer than the remake imo) and a port of Symphony of the Night. I really know nothing about Castlevania, but Symphony of the Night is meant to be one of the better games in the series, right?

In other news, there are quite a few car boot sales meant to be happening in my town over the summer, so I'll be checking them out in the hope of unearthing some retro gaming goodness. I probably wont find anything but it's worth a try. Got my hopes up that I'll encounter a DreamCast but it seems unlikely.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-25 01:49:41 Reply

At 4/21/13 10:54 AM, Dean wrote: The other game I picked up was The Dracula X Chronicles on PSP, which from what I gather is I remake of Rondo of Blood. Although what really sold it to me was the unlockables, which are the TurboGrafx 16 version of Rondo of Blood (looks nicer than the remake imo) and a port of Symphony of the Night. I really know nothing about Castlevania, but Symphony of the Night is meant to be one of the better games in the series, right?

The version of SotN featured in that remake has an incredibly small letterbox format that doesn't fit so well on the screen; SotN and the alternate Rondo of Blood have to be unlocked in that version by finding them in hidden areas. I would heavily recommend getting the Xbox/PSN version or the original retail. I would also recommend giving Castlevania 1,3, and 4 a try.

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At 4/25/13 01:49 AM, MonoBro wrote: The version of SotN featured in that remake has an incredibly small letterbox format that doesn't fit so well on the screen;

I've not unlocked it yet but there are settings in the options menu for changing the screen size and it gives you an idea of what the letter boxing is like. I didn't think it was too bad. Probably better they did than than stretch it to fill the whole screen.

I would heavily recommend getting the Xbox/PSN version or the original retail. I would also recommend giving Castlevania 1,3, and 4 a try.

I don't touch downloadable versions of games often at all. I don't like the idea of paying for something that's going to become inaccessible in a few years time. As for the older Castlevania games, I don't own the systems that they were released on, unless they've been remade. I may emulate them at some point.

Also, Castlevania on the N64, I bought it expecting the controls to be bad. They're not. Okay, the platforming sections can be a little awkward, which I was well aware of before buying the game, but I don't think it's anything worth completely neglecting the game over. I may be wrong, but from what I've read there are only 2 irritating platform sections and one of them happens to be near the start of the game, which is what put a lot of people off this title. I admit, I died a few times while attempting it but it definitely wont deter me from continuing to play this.

I'd say Castlevania on the N64 is worth checking out if anyone is curious. I definitely don't think (so far anyway, I'm not all that far into it) that it's as bad as some reviewers like AVGN made it out to be.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-04-30 12:19:18 Reply

I was at a flea market today and people were selling dozens of used video games. I was secretly hoping I would find something like Tales of Symphonia or Paper Mario for a few bucks, but alas. Otherwise I was looking for N64 games, but they were nowhere to be found for some reason.

I ended up buying only Super Mario Sunshine for 5 euros. Turns out to be quite a bargain since the cheapest it goes for nowadays is 17 euros as far as I could see.

So yeah, flea markets are neat.


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