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post Aug 9 2008, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE (GundamGuy_UK @ Aug 8 2008, 07:12 PM)
It's very, very good and fun, but works best in small doses because the gameplay is very much "walk along, trigger enemy spawn, take cover and kill them all, move on". The missions are slightly varied and have some great moments, and it's extremely bloody.

Also best played in Co-Op (not the supermarket) if you can.
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QUOTE (Everlong @ Aug 8 2008, 10:16 PM)
Wave goodbye to your social life cos this game is addictive on live!
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Well, glad to hear all I heard about it seems to be true happy.gif I think I'll try to get my brother in on co-op so we can learn all the controls and stuff together, then bust out the Live!
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post Aug 9 2008, 11:03 AM
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QUOTE (Omniscia @ Aug 8 2008, 11:04 PM)
So, I picked up the Police Quest collection for $6 the other day, but I'm a little hesitant to try it, because my memories of most Sierra adventures involve quite a lot of dying and reloading...

I'm not really keen on the whole trial-and-error thing, when it comes to what should be simple tasks, like walking across the street.
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That's why I preferred Lucasarts ones, because you couldn't die in most (any?) of them.
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post Aug 9 2008, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE (Everlong @ Aug 8 2008, 10:16 PM)
Wave goodbye to your social life cos this game is addictive on live!
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Personally I thought Gears of War was absolutely terrible on live. The host has such a massive advantage, the game modes all seem to be exactly the same, and the slow, clunky pace that worked great in single player just didn't translate very well to a multiplayer game for me.

QUOTE (Atara @ Aug 9 2008, 08:44 AM)
I found this too, I thought I was a genious, flying through expert on the drums ... for a while, then suddenly the bass pedal goes crazy and I have to hit it at all different times and I can't cope. Medium is fine for some songs, but can sometimes be ridiculously easy, but then going up a step suddenly makes its solid.

I really need to get back to playing it, it is good fun but not touched it for ages.
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The problem I have with medium is because if I know the song well, I know how the drums should go and where the difficulty level removes hits to make it "easier" I end up still putting them in anyway because it sounds right to me and it says I've fucked up.
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post Aug 9 2008, 01:27 PM
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QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Aug 9 2008, 02:15 PM)
The problem I have with medium is because if I know the song well, I know how the drums should go and where the difficulty level removes hits to make it "easier" I end up still putting them in anyway because it sounds right to me and it says I've fucked up.
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That kind of happens to me, but my knowledge of the song and my actual skill when I go onto hard or expert clash a little.
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post Aug 9 2008, 02:00 PM
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QUOTE (GundamGuy_UK @ Aug 9 2008, 07:03 AM)
That's why I preferred Lucasarts ones, because you couldn't die in most (any?) of them.
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Well, at least post-Monkey Island. If I recall, death, or at least failure, was still a threat in Maniac Mansion and their other earlier adventures. And they did play that cruel, near-death joke toward the end of The Secret of Monkey Island... Brilliantly executed, though.

QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Aug 9 2008, 09:15 AM)
The problem I have with medium is because if I know the song well, I know how the drums should go and where the difficulty level removes hits to make it "easier" I end up still putting them in anyway because it sounds right to me and it says I've fucked up.
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Yeah. I find that to be the case with "Tom Sawyer," at least.

It would also be easier to have some sort of visual indicator as to which pad controls which part of the drum kit. As it stands, my solos and fills tend to consist mostly of wild thrashing, mostly on the green pad, 'cos that's what you need to hit to get the bonus points...

I just can't remember which is which, at least not enough to make any sense of a solo. I guess that'll come with time.
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post Aug 9 2008, 02:12 PM
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Maniac Mansion.. what a great game. I remember buying an early copy when I was a kid. The early version allowed you to place a hamster in the microwave and blow it up. It was hilarious.
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post Aug 9 2008, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Aug 9 2008, 02:15 PM)
Personally I thought Gears of War was absolutely terrible on live. The host has such a massive advantage, the game modes all seem to be exactly the same, and the slow, clunky pace that worked great in single player just didn't translate very well to a multiplayer game for me.
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Yeah, multiplayer's a bit rubbish I think. The Co-Op campaign is very good though, and works better than just playing alone.


QUOTE (Omniscia @ Aug 9 2008, 03:00 PM)
And they did play that cruel, near-death joke toward the end of The Secret of Monkey Island... Brilliantly executed, though.
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I can't remember exactly what that was, though I do remember something catching me out for a moment there...
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post Aug 9 2008, 09:07 PM
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QUOTE (GundamGuy_UK @ Aug 9 2008, 11:26 AM)
I can't remember exactly what that was, though I do remember something catching me out for a moment there...
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Here's a refresher...

I think I'll go grab Gears tomorrow. I've been waiting for it to come down to $20-30, and Circuit City will have it for $30 all next week...

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post Aug 10 2008, 11:44 AM
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Your link doesn't work...
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post Aug 10 2008, 02:21 PM
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QUOTE (GundamGuy_UK @ Aug 10 2008, 07:44 AM)
Your link doesn't work...
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Damn it! Try this, then...
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post Aug 10 2008, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE (Omniscia @ Aug 10 2008, 03:21 PM)
Damn it! Try this, then...
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Ooooh! That brings back some good/bad/frustrating memories.

What was I thinking of when I sold my old PC games all those years ago? wacko.gif

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post Aug 10 2008, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (grumpygit @ Aug 10 2008, 07:30 PM)
Ooooh!  That brings back some good/bad/frustrating memories.

What was I thinking of when I sold my old PC games all those years ago? wacko.gif
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Most of them wouldn't work now, anyway.

It's only thanks to things like SCUMMVM and DOSBox that certain old games can be played. I don't class Half-Life as an "old" game, but that doesn't work on modern PCs and you have to download the files off Steam instead.

It's one of the few things I really don't like about Windows - the backwards compatability really doesn't work very well.
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post Aug 10 2008, 06:51 PM
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Arsebiscuits. 97% complete on Enter Sandman on expert then failed. That's annoying.
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I haven't dared try that one on Expert yet, but I did get to 90% on Hard before it fell apart...
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It's that shit bit at the end of the song where it all just fizzles out to nothing that gets me. There's a point in the song where I always think "the song should have ended right there" but they just carry on going and make a shit ending.
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