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Old Oct 10th, 2007, 05:28 AM       
im still playing phantasy star universe on the xbox 360. just so you guys know, we have the 1up cup comming up, and the expansion coming in november, so if you loved PSO, or stoped playing PSU for a few months, now is a kick ass time to come back....
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Old Oct 10th, 2007, 03:12 PM       
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Old Oct 11th, 2007, 11:41 AM       
THe last two games I've actively played are MGS2: Substance (Those MGS1 Snake VR missions are a bitch.) and Timesplitters: Future Perfect (Because the mapmaker never gets old.)
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Old Oct 13th, 2007, 04:40 PM       
Wild Arms 5.... better than Wild Arms 4, not as good as Wild Arms 3.
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Old Oct 13th, 2007, 04:45 PM       
Unreal Tournament 3 beta demo.

It's OK actually. To be honest the graphics weren't as impressive as I though they'd be but in terms of gameplay they've pretty much made a perfect deathmatch. The vehicle modes are good too but it's all very much like UT2K4.

Also I've been playing Orange Box titles. HL2 ep.2 was good and Portal is quite a nice little puzzle game. Team Fortress 2 is the best in the package though.
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 01:39 AM       
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 02:36 AM       
So I just finished the original Half Life and decided that it was the worst fucking shooter I've ever played in my life.

Even if it did have some parts I enjoyed, they were all more or less wiped clean from my memory by that fucking boss fight at the end. Way to leave a good taste in my mouth, Valve.
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 03:27 AM       
A looooooooooot of halo 3. I play every day after class for several hours :o
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 12:13 PM       
I heard Half-Life on the PS2 is alright :o
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 03:44 PM       
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So I just finished the original Half Life and decided that it was the worst fucking shooter I've ever played in my life.

Even if it did have some parts I enjoyed, they were all more or less wiped clean from my memory by that fucking boss fight at the end. Way to leave a good taste in my mouth, Valve.
You can't really judge it by today's standards. Considering the alternatives when it was released it was really good. The single player combined good action, graphics and set pieces in a way which had scarcely been seen before in a game while the multiplayer went to be the base for a slew of fantastic games in their own right. Counter Strike 1.6 is still one of the most popular shooters out there, not to mention DoD, TFC, TS, and NS.

Besides it can't be that bad if you actually finished it. Most people stop playing if they don't enjoy a game.
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 03:46 PM       
There were way better shooters than Half Life out in 1998.
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 06:01 PM       
What like, Sin, Quake 2 or Rainbow 6? Who's still playing those?

...OK some people but not the millions that still play games based on the original Half-Life, and even Half-Life its self.
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 07:03 PM       
Ok, I have to be FAIR and say that I like the general mythos and setting of the original Half Life, and the beef I have is with the horrible engine the game runs on. Gordon moves like a cocaine addict coated with grease, and the level of gravity is fucking ridiculous for a game with so much platforming.

Which is why I am excited for that Black Mesa remake that's putting the whole thing into the Source engine, and unlike that other half-assed attempt it's actually gonna improve the graphics and change the puzzles so they work with the engine. BUT UNTIL THEN HALF LIFE 1 CAN SUCK A DICK OK
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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 07:14 PM       
Also I had a really hilarious analogy about Half Life being the Bioshock of it's time that I'm sure Chojin would have appreciated but I forgot to mention it
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Old Oct 19th, 2007, 12:21 AM       
I keep loosing the last ship battle in Phantom Hourglass. I need help, this is the only time I've friggin died in the entire game and I'm starting to wish I could meet Miyamoto so I could hit him in the nuts a few times.
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Old Oct 19th, 2007, 12:31 AM       
I tried playing Xenosaga Pt. 1 last night and I think I'm in for one anime-batter-dipped game. Even moreso than Star Ocean. :<

Gonna attempt to play Siren again, too.
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Old Oct 19th, 2007, 12:33 AM       
Oh fuck yes, siren is great :[
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Old Oct 19th, 2007, 12:40 AM       
It's been about two years or so since I last tried playing it, but I remember it being some of the most difficult shit I've ever encountered. But since playing MGS2 and 3 I've become used to the concept of a stealth game so maybe I can handle it this time :<
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Old Oct 19th, 2007, 02:23 AM       
I find that any game that was only 'good for its time' really wasn't.
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Old Oct 19th, 2007, 02:39 AM       
I'm usually afraid to say this in public, but yeah. For me if a game blows ass now it probably would have blown ass back then, too!
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Old Oct 19th, 2007, 04:56 AM       
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I find that any game that was only 'good for its time' really wasn't.
...except when talking about the game's technology, imo.

GW seems to only really dislike the game's engine which was good for it's time.

I personally think all of HL was and is good... Except for the Xen level which was shit.

In stuff like Mario which is still considered to be as good now as its ever been, it didn't matter what the game looked like because it was ridiculously simple and graphics really add very little to the experience.

First person shooters, on the other hand, do gain a lot from improvements in graphics, physics and the gameplay mechanics facilitated by these upgrades.
The physics puzzles and extended scripted character interaction sequences of HL2 couldn't have been done in the original half-life and as such I don't think it's fair to judge HL1 by the standard of today, in which these things are common place.

That said the game did go a long way to make up for it's technical limitations with a decent storyline and some really good action sequences.

Either way, I'm starting to sound like a HL fanboy so I'll stop now.
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Old Oct 19th, 2007, 03:16 PM       
HL was incredibly boring and remains incredibly boring to this day. NO ONE played HL deathmatches online, just Counter-Strike.

Whereas Quake 1, which came out earlier, is still good. Max Payne 1 and 2 are still great. Marathon 1 and 2 are still good (though with those games is where you can argue that the engine is what turns people off).
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Old Oct 20th, 2007, 06:48 AM       
As much as I don't like Half Life, I have to admit that I think Opposing Force is motherfucking fantastic. It totally makes up for the lame engine by having way less platforming and way cooler weapons/environments/enemies/characters/dialogue/everything than the original game. The fact that it was mostly developed by Gearbox rather than Valve might have had something to do with this, but that's just speculation on my part!
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Old Oct 20th, 2007, 08:21 AM       
Also, I just downloaded Quake with a bunch of super high-res graphics enhancements, and it is completely fantastic. Although my PC's shitty graphics card is coming in to play here more than I'm comfortable with, because I can't run the game smoothly on any resolution larger than 640x480, and even then it gets choppy when explosions come into play. Guess I'm worse off than I thought. :[
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Old Oct 20th, 2007, 02:38 PM       
You can get any game from Quake 3 and before from Id through Steam now - though for some reason my copy of Quake from there runs at 234x speed and I can't figure out why :<

Quake was a HUGE fixture in my life growing up - the single player was excellent (in episode 1, anyway) and the multiplayer made me projectile ejaculate every time I played it. I still remember VIVIDLY having 16-man Quake LAN games at my old summer camp, before some asshole told his mommy and got it banned :<

We played Worms World Party on the LAN after that :<
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