Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Video Games Discussion › Rate the video games you're currently playing
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Rate the video games you're currently playing - Page 4

post #46 of 4503
Naw. The Lionheart for me sucked early on because it would never do the final limit break. It would always do Blasting Zone.
I didn't know you could get the Lionheart on disk one!

I think all the Final Fantasys after VIII keep copying the CGI cinemas in one way or the other. Like Final Fantasy X... There were so many obvious ones. It was cheesey and embarrassing.

This one kid I used to know used GameShark on his copy of Final Fantasy VIII.

I stopped being friends with him after, hahaha. Way to ruin my favorite game for the playstation, you know?
post #47 of 4503
Yeah I'm with you on the no cheating front... its much better to complete a game knowing it was all your hard work. Yeah what's with thhose limit breaks! Lionheart is a rare sight!

To get the lionheart on disc one I had to get 20 Enoyle cards (spelling?!) and change it into pulse ammo (took ages!) fight some level 17-28 T-rexor in the balamb garden training centre to find some dragon fangs and use the Minitor (sp?) card ( I think)

All good fun though... Its a brilliant game and definately my favourite Final Fantasy and the first RPG I played.

Team FF8!
post #48 of 4503
Ooohh nice, a videogame thread I've been playing Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Sly Cooper 2, and a demo I've got for Shadow of the Colossus lately. I can't wait for Shadow of the Colossus, that game is going to be bloody brilliant. Oh yeah, and in between that, We Love Katamari.. All in all, cool, and fun games!

Catch you later,
Id
post #49 of 4503
I just finished Far Cry Instincts last night and I have to stress that if you are a FPS lover and Xbox owner YOU NEED THIS GAME!!!

The graphics are breath taking... especially in the later levels, big wow factor. Game play is sick but somewhat easy so again I recommend the hardest setting if you are a seasoned FPS gamer. What a great game!

edit: I forgot to mention that you can go back and replay levels you have already completed which to me adds a huge replay value to the game.
post #50 of 4503
Thread Starter 
I'm playing through the new Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for the DS and really enjoying it. It's very similar to SoTN and the other three GBA Castlevania games, although they have a new weapon upgrade system which uses collected souls of monsters to upgrade existing weapons into new ones. It uses the top of the screen for the map, and when toggled it has detailed status and a small description of the last monster you've fought. The stylus has only come into play a couple of times to clear out blocks on screen and to draw the seals once a boss is killed so they don't come back to life. I could have lived without either but I guess Konami felt the obligation to use the features of the system. Music is excellent as always. All in all one of the first DS games actually worth playing. 4/5
post #51 of 4503
Quote:
Originally Posted by HiGHFLYiN9
I'm playing through the new Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow 4/5
The way you describe this game and still give it a 4 of 5 is really great cause I feel alone with how game quality has gone downhill.

Half-life 2 is a great example. The game was incredibly short and devoid of the intense puzzle solving and vast array of fun weapons the first had (no alt-fire, are you ****ing kidding me?), and interestingly had only very few awe inspiring visuals.

Don't get me started on zelda: windwaker.

The Incredible hulk: ultimate destruction: over 150 moves and only needed four. Beat the game for the first time - with school - in four days (about twelve hours). Beat the game on hard for the second time in as many hours. Once you learn to grab enemies and suplex or grab objects and throw them it's all over.

And halo, oh dear halo, I can flame this "groundbreaking" game for hours but I don't want to rifle folks up any more than this post already will.

This is a fairly large rant for me as it first struck me with the shortness and difficulty of the first boss only in devil may cry, which was still a vastly superior game to most of the goose eggs that are coming out at the moment and getting ratings of 8.5 of ten (the Hulk's average rating; i guess they have seriously low expectations).

the newest dissappointment will be the new spartan game as it has very few unlockables and the melee is extremely repetitious (a la dynasty warriors).

Maybe i'm just getting old (22) but I am sick of games that are repetitive and lack imagination, and what's worse is that game companies seem to spend countless hours developing these games yet they always fall far short of their predecessors. It's akin to the question: why do 99% of of the worst movies suck much more every year than the previous and the good ones get no attention?
If you start reading a crappy book, don't you put it down? if you are in college and sit in on a crappy class, don't you get up and leave?

In my auction the games that are the most attractive are - interestingly enough - the SNES titles and a the couple of the wickedly good Gamecube titles that I am selling along with them.

I had a buddy down in cali that bought games every couple days for a couple of months. We must have gone through fifty and kept two because they lacked attention grabbing programming or were so short we beat them in a matter of hours. Graphics are a nearly last concern for the true hardcore while lag and bugs (screw you blizzard) is the first, sorry to break it to you.

This isn't really the place for a rant but there is no good place for this rant so here it is. If any of the above rubbed you the wrong way, don't worry too much about it as I am clearly bitter about the above videogame / movie situation and just felt like venting, though no amount of venting is going to make programmers or producers shape up.

At this point I beg for sequels to clearly inferior games.
My god what a world,

~Gigs

Also: check my auction for good games I recommend. Eight out of ten of them are clearly giants among the filthy hobbits we have become accustomed to.
post #52 of 4503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigabomber
The way you describe this game and still give it a 4 of 5 is really great cause I feel alone with how game quality has gone downhill.
You're not alone, lots of people are ranting against games. I'm 29 and have been playing video games as long as I can remember, and I still have a blast.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigabomber
Half-life 2 is a great example. The game was incredibly short and devoid of the intense puzzle solving and vast array of fun weapons the first had (no alt-fire, are you ****ing kidding me?), and interestingly had only very few awe inspiring visuals.
Interesting because you're not necessarily wrong, but I couldn't stop playing it. I thought it was an awesome experience. The visuals were very good, but not a benchmark, but the art direction was killer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigabomber
Don't get me started on zelda: windwaker.
Hehe... this is another game I love. One of my favorites.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigabomber
And halo, oh dear halo, I can flame this "groundbreaking" game for hours but I don't want to rifle folks up any more than this post already will.
My theory about Halo is it introduced non-geeks to LAN gaming. LAN parties really create camaraderie and an intense gaming atmosphere, so it became a phenomenon for console gamers who never experienced it before. I like Halo and Halo 2. They're good games. But they're not great games. But I'm just bitter because I suck at FPS with a controller.

It's too bad you're not getting as much out of gaming any more. I don't think it's lack of content. There's more good games out there than I have time to play. Video Games are a much bigger business now. I think there are more good games overall, but there's more crap to wade through as well.

Or maybe you're just outgrowing games?
post #53 of 4503
Battlefield 2 is currently eating up all of my gaming time currently.

The latest 1.03 patch has really made it better. It was a beta test up until now.

I wish it had more game modes, I'm getting sick of Conquest mode only.

-Ed
post #54 of 4503
I’m playing Tekken 5, and Street Fighter Alpha 3 on the Sony Playstation 2. I easily rate both of them 10/10. The graphics on the Street Fighter Alpha 3 are clearly the best of all the Street Fighter series on the Sony Playstation, and it goes down as one of my favorite games of all time. Tekken 5 stomps all over the last version I played of it years ago with its better graphics, unique fighting styles, and kickass characters.
Also, I am using the X-Arcade Solo Joystick, which brings the experience to a whole different level in comparison to the standard Playstation 2 controller. Setting up, and executing combinations, and specialty moves have never been easier for me, and it just gives me that true arcade feel; makes me feel like a kid again!
post #55 of 4503
Just got Metroid Prime 2 in the mail and boy is it good!
Total game time is just over six hours and i've already died two or three times.
Pretty challenging and atmospheric and will definitely play it through again once I beat it and unlock Hard mode.
Top notch game. Highly recommend.
post #56 of 4503
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigabomber
Just got Metroid Prime 2 in the mail and boy is it good!
Total game time is just over six hours and i've already died two or three times.
Pretty challenging and atmospheric and will definitely play it through again once I beat it and unlock Hard mode.
Top notch game. Highly recommend.
Ah I snagged that one a little while back but haven't had the chance to play it yet. I'm glad you like it Gigs, it might persuade me to unwrap it soon
post #57 of 4503
Playing my first PS2 game, Final Fantasy X and I'm absolutely loving it. Brings bad the nostalgia of overnighters trying to beat just one more city in FF VII.
Buying a playstation was definately the right decision!

Recently finished Half Life 2 on computer but I had some complaints: A bit too short, too linear, too little good riddles and what's with the ending? But otherwise, it was pretty fun and the cinematic feeling was definately there. 7/10

I also tried playing Raven Shield but gave up half-way because my AI teammates always screwed up.
post #58 of 4503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigabomber
Half-life 2 is a great example. The game was incredibly short and devoid of the intense puzzle solving and vast array of fun weapons the first had (no alt-fire, are you ****ing kidding me?), and interestingly had only very few awe inspiring visuals.
So I guess shooting down alien gunships with laser guided missles isn't "awe inspiring" enough for you?

(btw, there was actually an alt-fire)
post #59 of 4503
Quote:
Originally Posted by titaniumx3
So I guess shooting down alien gunships with laser guided missles isn't "awe inspiring" enough for you?

(btw, there was actually an alt-fire)
only thing unique and memorable about that game was the driving, and alt-fire wasn't utilized like it was in the first. Tell you the truth, one of the only things I remember is climbing across that broken suspension bridge for the first time and how realistic it looked. The fire laced trap level was pretty cool too, but the levels were very hit-and-miss, and the weapons weren't near as fun to use. The driving missions were the only ones that really stood out though, and really made the game stand out. The first few levels made the game seem like it was going to be much better than it was immersion-wise as well. Just my opinion. Running from the enemies and getting knocked out was cool too, but this was - just like most things in the game - done in the first one to a lesser degree. This is a bit of a sliding scale as most FPS games don't really do justice to either half-life, save select few like Deus Ex. RE4 was the last game I felt was really stellar, along with the total immersion of the new Eternal Darkness, but I must say this Metroid 2 is right up there. It's all about memorable immersion and few games can compete with Metroid or Eternal Darkness: they are just so unique and well crafted. I might end up having to go with PS3 when the time comes though, the Metal Gears and GTAs are irreplaceable. I wonder how Nintendo will compete a year down the road.

And honestly, who will ever forget those three green worms that were in the missile silo in HL1? and after you got past them and burned them up you jumped down and got the Magnum?
post #60 of 4503
In preparation for the release of Civ 4 on October 24th, I am getting some serious hours in on Civ 3 again. 10/10. What a great game. The Conquests expansion pack is a must. Too many super improvements over the original game in the expansion pack to not get it. I love the culture specific units and the vast options in winning goals and play modes.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Games Discussion
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Video Games Discussion › Rate the video games you're currently playing