'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."
Flying in Superman 64 isn't nearly as hard as people think it was.
Game still sucks, but it isn't impossible by any means.
R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie & Maggie Harry
He taught me about what heroes were. You showed me how to be one. I miss you.
I'm really enjoying this thread by the way, Alex. Much less pessimism than most places on the internet.
--*--Bring Back MI:13
We need more Black Knight and Faiza Hussain!
And on that note, my next game.
So, this one might be cheating, here's the story on Nier.
Nier is liked by a lot of people, now, but when it came out, it got saddled with some horrible reviews. A few of the most famous of these negative reviews focused on totaly optional parts of the game (fishing, in one) and showed that the guy doing the review had a total lack of understand of the game before trashing it (IE, he went to the wrong place despite the correct place being marked on his map with an X).
Nier wasn't a new thing in combat, you hit the button and killed things. Nier wasn't the prettiest game on earth, looking more like a higher res PS2 game than a Ps3 or 360 game.
But what Nier had going for it was a really really good story, that was very different from other things we were seeing. It had good characters, which (showing my own bias!) has been really hard to pull off in japanese rpgs latetly. You weren't a young boy chosen by fate to save the world from ultimate evil, you were a dad trying to save his daughter who was dying from a mysterious illness (well...sort of, the games plot went all kinds of crazy places).
It did have some variety in the game play, being a third person action game certain parts would turn into sort of overhead shooter. Some dungeons were kill the monster, get the key, some were entirely based on puzzle solving that used the game mechanics in clever ways.
Like i said at the begining, a lot of people liked it, but it got crapped on out of the gate by people who didn't really play it.
Nothing's gonna happen without a warning
Not so much a game but an entire system. the 3DS has been pretty much dogged out up until recently, but this little system has been kicking ass and taking names so far. and resident evil revelations was a real RE game, kid icarus was awesome, super mario 3D land was awesome, Mario Kart 7 was awesome. i can't wait for heroes of ruin.
Okay, before this thread this is what I knew about Tish, zip, zero, nada.
I now know that Tish is a heavily armed, black, bi-sexual, truck driving woman who likes going to the clubs.
I don't think I learned this much about Tom in six months let alone one post. - Boldido
I'm begining to like Tish more and more, that's what I know. - cable guy
"We were forced to build America, and if forced to, we will tear it down." Huey P. Newton
Secret of Evermore is the most underrated RPG I can think of. Good call.
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter got a lot of deserved hate, but there are hardly any games like it, and the New Game Plus feature which expanded on the story, plus the D-Ratio constantly making you live in fear of using too much power, made, what I feel, to be one of the stronger RPGs on the PS2.
(I would still very much like a sequel to Breath of Fire IV, though)
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects is fun game that gets quite a lot of hate.
Yeah, it's a bit buggy and the controls are simplistic but it's still tons of fun playing around in a dstructive 3-D environment with a selection of Marvel characters. And it's the first fighting game I've seen that's open about the characters being unbalanced because it's being true to the source material and I liked that. I just love playing as Magneto and burying Human Torch under a pile of debris until the little bastard's dead.