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post Oct 12 2008, 11:17 PM
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QUOTE (fatseff1234 @ Oct 10 2008, 08:16 PM) *
Dead Rising? Seriously, it's worth it if you just buy the console and trade it in immediately after.



See, not having a giant boner for all things zombie like you do and having heard nothing but mediocre things about it, I think I can pass.
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post Oct 13 2008, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE (NiteFall @ Oct 12 2008, 07:17 PM) *
See, not having a giant boner for all things zombie like you do and having heard nothing but mediocre things about it, I think I can pass.


Who told you that? Your reflection?

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/deadrising

Mediocre across the board...
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post Oct 13 2008, 10:06 AM
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Well, I was referring to the dozen or so people who I know that have the game and have played it actually. Metacritic also gives Halo 3 94% and I fucking hate that with the kind of pure blind fiery hatred normally reserved for holy wars and terror cells. If it's all the same to you I'll trust the opinions of people I know who have told me that it would probably frustrate the shit out of me over opinions culled from anonymous internet sources.
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post Oct 13 2008, 01:17 PM
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Dead Rising is alright but that's about it.
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post Oct 13 2008, 01:58 PM
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Agreed. It loses it's appeal when you realise every weapon breaks, you can't hold ammo and a gun, but you can hold 4 of the same gun. The zombies respawn in the same place everytime (the lift to get back to the safe room for example which is boring). the annoying time constraints when you just want to have fun and the shit shit shit shit shit AI of people you are trying to rescue, especially their pathfinding skills especially if you are rescuing more than one at a time.
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post Oct 13 2008, 03:17 PM
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I think you guys made up my mind of which game to get next: Dead Rising or Orange Box. I think I'll go with Orange Box. biggrin.gif
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post Oct 13 2008, 03:19 PM
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The Orange Box wins over most things, not just Dead Rising.

Half Life 2 is one of the most perfectly structured games ever made and Portal is sublime.

Fun, fun, fun.
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post Oct 13 2008, 03:22 PM
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Portal is quite fun, i like hurtling at mental speeds through portals directly opposite eachother, i think you can get an acheivement if you spent long enough time falling through portals on top of eachother.
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post Oct 13 2008, 03:27 PM
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You get one for falling a certain distance, and one for jumping a certain height (which is done with one on a wall and one on the floor, and always falling back into the floor portal).
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post Oct 13 2008, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE (monkeyman @ Oct 13 2008, 02:58 PM) *
Agreed. It loses it's appeal when you realise every weapon breaks


That was annoying up until I found the engineering, entertainment and <something else that increases the durability of sharp things> books all applied to the mini chainsaws the clown psycho drops. Which means that they last 3^3 = 27 times longer than usual, or several thousand zombie kills. Once you've done that you can pretty much forget about breaking weapons.
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post Oct 13 2008, 03:45 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Robin_the_brave @ Oct 13 2008, 04:19 PM) *
The Orange Box wins over most things, not just Dead Rising.

Half Life 2 is one of the most perfectly structured games ever made and Portal is sublime.

Fun, fun, fun.

Meh, I was distinctly unimpressed with Half Life 2. Large parts of the environment are dull, vehicle handling is abysmal, even compared to other First Person Shooters, and driving and firing is a nightmare. Enemies are largely clones of each other. Gunplay is dull. The gravity gun is a neat trick, as are the physics puzzles, but they quickly lost their novelty.

Portal on the other hand is an excellent game. Wittily written, graphically minimalist but with a strong theme throughout, and a truly original First Person Puzzler, with plenty of replay value in working out the most efficient ways to complete the levels. If they'd released it cheap and stand alone, I'd recommend that over The Orange Box.
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post Oct 13 2008, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE (Jubei @ Oct 13 2008, 04:45 PM) *
If they'd released it cheap and stand alone, I'd recommend that over The Orange Box.


They have done, for PC anyway.

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to mention that Half-Life 2 is my favourite FPS.

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post Oct 13 2008, 04:05 PM
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And Portal:Still Alive is due out for the 360 arcade at some point too.
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post Oct 13 2008, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (monkeyman @ Oct 13 2008, 02:58 PM) *
Agreed. It loses it's appeal when you realise every weapon breaks, you can't hold ammo and a gun, but you can hold 4 of the same gun. The zombies respawn in the same place everytime (the lift to get back to the safe room for example which is boring). the annoying time constraints when you just want to have fun and the shit shit shit shit shit AI of people you are trying to rescue, especially their pathfinding skills especially if you are rescuing more than one at a time.


If you just want to have fun then you can just fuck off the time constraints. If you're going for it propperly then the harsh time constraints and having to be adequately tooled up for the job can add to the frantic tension created. There's nothing quite like running out of weapons with a decent group of people (5) in tow and watching them all get massacred... wait...no.

It's true that most rescues boil down to legging it and hammering "Y" but as i say, frantic, blind panic inducing tension. The game nails the feel of overwhelming panic that a mass zombie outbreak would create perfectly. Bravo Capcom. Bravo.

Dead Rising is like a fine vintage, it gets better with age, are all of you nay-sayers the people that gave it a first play through and thought "Meh, it's shit." then just left it alone. or have you gone through several times and made Frank a level 50 beast? Because that's where the game gets good. You don't need weapons, you just run around ripping zombies insides out and bouncing at them off'f walls, it's the shit.

Underspaced? I would actually recomend Dead Rising over The Orange Box. Half Life 2's good and all and Portal is almost god but Dead Rising provides more fun overall. IMO!!!!

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post Oct 13 2008, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE (fatseff1234 @ Oct 13 2008, 02:16 PM) *
Underspaced? I would actually recomend Dead Rising over The Orange Box. Half Life 2's good and all and Portal is almost god but Dead Rising provides more fun overall. IMO!!!!

That's where I was divided, as I love games with zombies in it.
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