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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-02 20:56:29 Reply

I bought a platinum copy of portal 2 for the ps3 yesterday, it came new with no manual. Is this the norm?

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-03 05:21:48 Reply

At 8/2/12 08:56 PM, iCurrie wrote: I bought a platinum copy of portal 2 for the ps3 yesterday, it came new with no manual. Is this the norm?

Only if it's pre-owned. If not then I think you should go back to the store and ask them.

It might actually be that Platinun copies don't have manuals but I doubt that a lot.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-03 05:43:09 Reply

It might actually be that Platinun copies don't have manuals but I doubt that a lot.

I thought that too, as I bought it new. Ill call up and see I guess, if Im even able to get one now.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-03 08:32:24 Reply

At 7/31/12 10:46 AM, Dean wrote: Breath of Fire IV
Crash Bandicoot 1-3
Grand Theft Auto 1, London and 2
Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey and Abe's Exoddus
Tomb Raider games

Hell yes to Crash and Oddworld. Can't say I was a big fan of the topdown GTA games but as for Tomb Raider, even if the controls haven't aged well, the first three games are worth playing. At least these controls are more stable than the modern games. The Last Revelation and Chronicles need to be forgotten.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-03 11:11:24 Reply

At 8/3/12 08:32 AM, Bahamut wrote:
At 7/31/12 10:46 AM, Dean wrote: Breath of Fire IV
Crash Bandicoot 1-3
Grand Theft Auto 1, London and 2
Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey and Abe's Exoddus
Tomb Raider games
Hell yes to Crash and Oddworld. Can't say I was a big fan of the topdown GTA games but as for Tomb Raider, even if the controls haven't aged well, the first three games are worth playing. At least these controls are more stable than the modern games. The Last Revelation and Chronicles need to be forgotten.

Last Revelation wasn't that bad, I liked it more than III.

Then again I also liked Legend and Anniversary more than III. Angel of Darkness is the only truly terrible Tomb Raider game imo. Chronicles and Underworld were just mediocre.

As for PS1 games I'd add Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, Resident Evil 1-3, Silent Hill, Spyro 3, Vagrant Story and maybe Tekken 3 to Dean's list.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-03 11:29:41 Reply

At 8/3/12 11:11 AM, Jackho wrote: Last Revelation wasn't that bad, I liked it more than III.

Last Revelation wouldn't have been so bad if it had more variety to the environments. After playing the previous games, you don't feel you're being offered as much as the other games did. That and the way they changed the saving system for the PS1 was piss poor. The moment the game glitches on you, you're back to square one! I also felt Last Revelation was really longwinded and never really got past the first two levels of Cairo. Then again, I feel going through the whole game will never be worth it if they made a huge mess with the whole Lara is dead plot point.

As for PS1 games I'd add Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, Resident Evil 1-3, Silent Hill, Spyro 3, Vagrant Story and maybe Tekken 3 to Dean's list.

I still need to get Spyro 2 and 3 again. I only got Spyro 1 last year but when looking back at Spyro 2, I've noticed how the voice acting has aged badly.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-03 13:00:40 Reply

You're probably right about the old GTA games actually, Bahamut. I played them recently and they're really not as fun as they once were. I guess they've just not aged so well.

At 8/3/12 12:02 PM, YoDudle wrote: Well, his most recent video is about Ys but he also talks about it in some of his older videos which are the ones that made me want Ys.

I've still not gotten around to playing that Ys game yet. I've got so many games that I want to play just now that it's hard to play them all. I tend to focus on one game at a time rather than go back and forth between several.

Right now it's Breath of Fire IV that has my attention. It's my aim to beat this and then move on to Grandia although seeing as Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is a far shorter game, I may try to play through that before moving onto Grandia. I think it's about 12 hours in comparison to 50ish hours I imagine it will take to beat Grandia, although it advertises 80 hours on the back of the box!


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-03 14:26:29 Reply

I try to be laid back on the video games forum here but goddamn, when will we get a short break from all the hardest/easiest games, best/worst games, Xbox 360 vs PS3, etc? So much for me thinking we could possibly have a month where we don't fall into the same old repeated threads. However, the top 10 VG games from The-Great-One is an exception to me as there's real explanations in that thread and Dean's thread on notoriously bad games that you've played is also a fresher topic idea. With that, it was good to find out which universally bad games people have played just to find out how bad they really are.

At 8/3/12 01:00 PM, Dean wrote: You're probably right about the old GTA games actually, Bahamut. I played them recently and they're really not as fun as they once were. I guess they've just not aged so well.

I only played GTA1 for 30 minutes and found myself wanting to jump into GTA3 due to the 3D environments which I feel the game series makes better use of as opposed to the topdown gameplay. With the sandbox freedom, I was enjoying driving around the place whereas GTA1, I drive recklessly and I just crash easily because I can't see vehicles ahead of me. I have to admit, I am itching to play some GTA right now.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-03 14:54:55 Reply

At 8/3/12 02:26 PM, Bahamut wrote: So much for me thinking we could possibly have a month where we don't fall into the same old repeated threads.

Yea, things have definitely been getting a little repetitive as of late. Not only that but, to me at least, it feels as if the VG forums are slowing down a lot. It seems pretty rare that we have more than ten users in this forum at any given time now. It's a shame because the VG forum is pretty much the main reason that I visit NG. Not only do we have what I'd consider the nicest looking forums on the web but we also have a pretty decent community if you look past the trolls and idiots.

I must admit though, I am a fan of The-Great-One's threads. I don't really create threads too often but recently I've been trying to make a few threads that are different to what we usually see, just so that people can get a bit of variation and I also think the topics are quite interesting anyway.

I really wish that this place was a little more lively though.

I drive recklessly and I just crash easily because I can't see vehicles ahead of me.

That right there is probably the biggest flaw of the original GTA games. You really can't see far enough in-front of you for high speed driving to work. I do constantly find myself bumping into things in the original GTA games and it is annoying but I seem to adjust to it after a while.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 02:41:30 Reply

For all of you waiting to hear about my Portal 2 manual outcomes.

They forgot to give me one! Cheap bastards.

And yes, I'm aware none of you cared.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 06:33:17 Reply

At 8/4/12 02:41 AM, iCurrie wrote: They forgot to give me one! Cheap bastards.

I hate not being given a manual. It has only happened to me once, but I was so excited to play the game that I never sent it back. It was one that I ordered online (new) so didn't want to have to mail it back and then wait for them to mail it to me again. It was a collectors edition of something as well, which makes it worse because now I can't go on ebay, buy a cheap copy of the game and steal the manual because the collectors edition had it's own manual. The game was Two Worlds by the way. So no surprises there really.

The postman must really hate me. This week he has brought me eight packages and still has one to deliver. The two he delivered today were quite bulky as one contained three PS2 games and the other contained two PS2 games. I still has a copy of Code Veronica X to bring me too. Today he dropped of Devil May Cry 1-3 and Max Payne 1-2. Games that, for whatever reason, passed me by when PS2 was current gen.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 06:44:55 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:33 AM, Dean wrote: Today he dropped of Devil May Cry 1-3 and Max Payne 1-2. Games that, for whatever reason, passed me by when PS2 was current gen.

I have to ask, why the change from a PS2, to a 360 when moving gens. (Assuming a PS2 and 360 are/were what you have, due to your collection).

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 07:36:06 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:44 AM, iCurrie wrote: I have to ask, why the change from a PS2, to a 360 when moving gens. (Assuming a PS2 and 360 are/were what you have, due to your collection).

Yea, the consoles that I owned when they were current gen went PS1 -> PS2 -> Xbox 360. The reason for switching from Sony to Microsoft was simply the price. PS3 was far more expensive than the 360 was back then and considering how similar they were, I wasn't willing to pay so much more for a PS3. Xbox 360 was also the popular console amongst my friends and although it took a year or two before I got Xbox Live, the idea was that I'd be able to play with them online.

I did own a PS3 as well for a while but preferred the Xbox and eventually the PS3 was sold.

Just a side note here, I think I have an eBay problem. Every time I have a little bit of spare money lying around I'm straight on eBay looking for cheap games. I saw an auction for the DS version of Chrono Trigger ending at £10 and it's a game I've been wanting to play for ages. Typically it has a by it now price of £20 so I bid and won it for £10.50 I sort of regret it now but ah well it's a classic that I've been meaning to play for ages.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 14:33:15 Reply

At 8/3/12 02:54 PM, Dean wrote: Not only do we have what I'd consider the nicest looking forums on the web but we also have a pretty decent community if you look past the trolls and idiots.

It's a damn shame a lot of people I can think on top of my head don't even post here anymore. Things do feel really quiet as a result.

I really wish that this place was a little more lively though.

Same thing can be said for every other forum barring General.

That right there is probably the biggest flaw of the original GTA games. You really can't see far enough in-front of you for high speed driving to work. I do constantly find myself bumping into things in the original GTA games and it is annoying but I seem to adjust to it after a while.

I suppose if you were exposed to this back in the day, the games would be grand but for me, I much prefer how they settled with III and Vice City. I can't say San Andreas since I have yet to play it but maybe I could fire it up on Steam providing I have no problems on my laptop when playing it.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 17:47:20 Reply

consoles owned xbox 360,ps2,xbox,nes,n64,ps1,
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red dead redemption, borderlands, darksouls, bioshock, fallout 3, payday the hiest, minecraft


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 17:55:42 Reply

i love old games and 3rd person games alike i often when playing games do couch co-op as it is the best way to play i started playing when i was 4 playing ICO

the game before shadow of colloses actually i played crash bandicoot and spyro first but you get the idea

ps2 is the best era in my opinion and i love the fact that this forum is here for us gamers to talk like friends


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 18:06:41 Reply

i dont know what made the ps2 era so great

i think was the amount of games there were that not everybody knew about so could swap with friends and then swap with them and i love the developers tech was not as great and had to make there own engines so not as many similar games were out making it great to just go to gamestop buy trade get new game play all night and get a new one

i know what you guys mean i feel as a whole that the forums are kinda empty and not much goes on these forums and i do agree that im sick of best worst most fun and that kind of stuff

i think ill be on here often so that i can see whats going on around here and hopefully make it more alive


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 18:23:50 Reply

So with the whole Quakecon sales on steam I picked up Fallout 3: Game of the Year edition and every single Commander Keen game :D I fucking love commander keen, go get it now if you've never played it before, it's only $3.79

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 18:35:18 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:06 PM, youtubedawg98 wrote: i know what you guys mean i feel as a whole that the forums are kinda empty and not much goes on these forums

That's because there's pretty much nothing out at the moment, the release schedule is barren until september.
It'll pick up, there's always lapses in the VG forum.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 18:43:38 Reply

Bought my brother's DS Lite for $50, so I need some game suggestions. This is what I plan to get so far:

Pokemon White
Pokemon HeartGold
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Chinatown Wars
Dragon Quest IX? (Haven't played the series before)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (+more if I like this one)
The World Ends With You
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

And all I have is Super Scribblenauts.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 18:46:14 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:43 PM, Makeshift wrote: Bought my brother's DS Lite for $50, so I need some game suggestions.

Chrono Trigger. I got my brother's DS last week I think and I've been meaning to get some games for it. Chrono Trigger was at the top of the list. Often listed in top 10 games of all time, it seemed worth getting.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 18:48:20 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:23 PM, SineRider wrote: I fucking love commander keen, go get it now if you've never played it before, it's only $3.79

How well have they aged for someone who's never played them? For $3.79 I guess I can't go wrong anyway.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 18:57:11 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:43 PM, Makeshift wrote: Bought my brother's DS Lite for $50, so I need some game suggestions. This is what I plan to get so far:

I wouldn't recommend Chinatown Wars (or Zelda to be honest) but that's just me.

Anyway, you need Ace Attorney (The original and Trials & Tribulations specifically, Apollo Justice is the weakest and Justice for All isn't far behind), 999, Ghost Trick, Chrono Trigger, Knights in the Nightmare and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-04 18:58:29 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:48 PM, Jackho wrote:
At 8/4/12 06:23 PM, SineRider wrote: I fucking love commander keen, go get it now if you've never played it before, it's only $3.79
How well have they aged for someone who's never played them? For $3.79 I guess I can't go wrong anyway.

It's hard to say becuase I'm fairly biased towards the series. In my opinion, I think they hold up pretty well, especially the last two games you get in the pack. The first three have an odd jumping mechanic that takes a few tries to get used to, but it works pretty well once you get a hang of the controls. The games are a bit different from your standard platformer fair where the game is more exploring levels and finding keys to unlock doors to progress. Think Doom but as a platformer

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-05 07:10:00 Reply

At 8/4/12 06:46 PM, Dean wrote: Chrono Trigger. I got my brother's DS last week I think and I've been meaning to get some games for it. Chrono Trigger was at the top of the list. Often listed in top 10 games of all time, it seemed worth getting.

Oh yeah, I watched your video. Forgot what games you got though.

At 8/4/12 06:57 PM, Jackho wrote: I wouldn't recommend Chinatown Wars (or Zelda to be honest) but that's just me.

Anyway, you need Ace Attorney (The original and Trials & Tribulations specifically, Apollo Justice is the weakest and Justice for All isn't far behind), 999, Ghost Trick, Chrono Trigger, Knights in the Nightmare and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.

I'm not so sure about Chinatown Wars, I think I might just skip it. Zelda on the other hand... I want to at least try Phantom Hourglass. If it sucks I'll buy Minish Cap and A Link to the Past for GBA, which I've already played through. Ace Attorney didn't look very fun to me, but maybe I should look into it more. Castlevania is one of the games I've been thinking about, but I'm not so sure I want to get it. Maybe I'll put it on my list, but I'll make it a lower priority. I've never played Chrono Trigger and it's supposed to be on of the greatest games of all time. I guess I owe it to myself to try it, but from the gameplay I've seen, it doesn't look too appealing. I haven't heard of 999, Ghost Trick, or Knights in the Nightmare so I guess I have some videos to watch. Thanks, both of you.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-05 07:36:43 Reply

At 8/5/12 07:10 AM, Makeshift wrote: Oh yeah, I watched your video. Forgot what games you got though.

Not really sure there's anything I got that's worth adding to your list. Maybe the New Super Mario Bros?

As for Chrono Trigger not looking appealing, I can see why people might say that. I mean it was only within the last year or so that I actually started to like JRPGs. Prior to that it was one of my least favourite genres, but now I can't get enough of them. Chrono Trigger seems to not only be considered one of the best JRPGs but also one of the best video games, so I really want to give it a shot. If you're not really into JRPGs though, I can't imagine it would be for you.

I'm still on the hunt for some good DS games though. I was looking for old school ports/remakes of RPGs on the system but I've not put much time into looking at what the DS all has to offer as of yet.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-05 11:08:39 Reply

Forgot to mention Contra 4, Metroid Prime Hunters, Worms: Open Warfare, Dementium II (and maybe Moon if you liked this and want more), Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword, Retro Game Challenge and maybe Hotel Dusk. Also Plants Vs. Zombies if you don't already have it.

If you want a new Zelda style game I recommend Okamiden, much better than the DS Zelda games imo. You could try Radiant Historia or Devil Survivor if you're looking for JRPGs. Lastly, Ace Attorney is much more fun than it sounds.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-05 11:42:14 Reply

At 8/5/12 11:08 AM, Jackho wrote: Forgot to mention Contra 4, Metroid Prime Hunters, Worms: Open Warfare, Dementium II (and maybe Moon if you liked this and want more), Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword, Retro Game Challenge and maybe Hotel Dusk. Also Plants Vs. Zombies if you don't already have it.

If you want a new Zelda style game I recommend Okamiden, much better than the DS Zelda games imo. You could try Radiant Historia or Devil Survivor if you're looking for JRPGs. Lastly, Ace Attorney is much more fun than it sounds.

I don't really like the newer Zelda games, but Okamiden I've heard is great.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I guess there's a lot more to the DS than I thought. I'll have to start looking up some gameplay of all these games.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-05 12:00:49 Reply

I don't really like the newer Zelda games

yah i know what you mean i liked them up to wind waker i think they kinda lost there touch after that
reccently i rebought the original i like it alot and i think it was one of the best besides majoras mask

but neverless i love the whole series

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2012-08-05 17:06:13 Reply

So I'm at the final boss in Breath of Fire IV and holy shit it's hard. Well, there's two options. A evil option which makes beating the game a cake walk or the proper, good ending which is insanely hard.

It saddens me to think that I've invested about 25 hours in this game and I'll probably never beat this final boss. The battle is infinitely harder than any previous boss battle, but on top of that there's a much harder one straight after defeating this one and none of your party members get their stars replenished.

I honestly don't know how this is actually meant to be achievable. Really pisses me off that I've spent so long playing this only to be unable to beat it. Other than this stupidly hard ending though, it has been a fantastic game.


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