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#151 eastx

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:22 AM

Haunt: fun game. If you like double fines games, you'll like this. It's a 1st person haunted mansion game that requires kinetic. Worth the 400 pts and has avatar awards.

While I haven't purchased it yet, I'll comment on Fable:Heroes from the demo. I liked it. The controls weren't great and it didn't do much for the fable universe, but I could see having fun playing this with my daughter. I'll pick it up once I finish Haunt.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:57 AM

Virtual On is awesome -- I spent hours playing this in video arcades. That said, it took me a while to fiddle with the demo's controls to set them the way I remembered the arcade cabinets were set up.

Except that it's really the second controller pre-set. Silly me. Picking this game up later.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:42 AM

Man loved the Virtual On Series. I remember the twin sticks for the Sega Saturn to play this game. fun times.

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#154 Kerig

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:30 AM

Side note: Does anyone else get logged out on CAG when posting sometimes?


That's your cookies automatically resetting/not saving each time the page has to fully reload. Most business networks are set up to do that; it aids in keeping stupid people not perma-logged on to Yahoo and the likes.

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#155 Narsis84

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:17 PM

My 2 cents on this weeks purchases:

Nin2jump: not fun. The controls are wonky on purpose and the objective just isn't very interesting. I wasted 200 points on that one.
Haunt: fun game. If you like double fines games, you'll like this. It's a 1st person haunted mansion game that requires kinetic. Worth the 400 pts and has avatar awards.

While I haven't purchased it yet, I'll comment on Fable:Heroes from the demo. I liked it. The controls weren't great and it didn't do much for the fable universe, but I could see having fun playing this with my daughter. I'll pick it up once I finish Haunt.


Nin2Jump was not that fun. I am with you.

I hadn't played the Haunt demo yet but from what I had heard, I was interested. However, now that you said avatar awards ... I'm sold. I don't buy games just because they're cheap or the achievments are easy but if you say avatar awards, I generally lose all sense of reason.

I played the Fable Heroes demo with my seven year old. She loved it and I liked it. It does have its issues but it is a go for me.

#156 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:03 PM

Kinect!!!!

Glad you liked Fable Heroes. I'm the same way - I look forward to playing it with the GF and daughter since it's something they'd like. Wish it had been a Castle Crashers killer, but almost any beat-em-up is fun in co-op.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:57 PM

I'll also agree that Nin-Jump felt like a chore. Is an easy and quick 200 though, so it has it's redeeming qualities. ;)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:12 PM

As mentioned in the last thread, Major Nelson's latest list of forthcoming Marketplace Content/Sales has been posted on his blog ...is anyone else super-curious as to the WOLFENSTEIN Avatar listing??

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#159 airco

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

Nin2jump: not fun. The controls are wonky on purpose and the objective just isn't very interesting. I wasted 200 points on that one.


The controls are wonky? How so? The jumping and movement controls felt pretty precise for me. The kusari took some getting used to, but once you mastered it, it let you zip everywhere and get S ranks left and right like some kind of... ninja. The objective isn't terribly interesting or original, but in the context of its framing (i.e. it's supposed to be a kid's show), I think it works. Not to say it was anything amazing, but I've paid $2.50 for worse things (ugh, Sequence).

#160 tylerh1701

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

I didn't have any gripe with the Nin2 Jump controls. It's a simple platformer, I paid full price for it and was happy I did.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:18 AM

I purchased Nin2-Jump yesterday and beat it in a couple hours. I thought it was a great platformer and had alot of fun with it. Easy/fast 200GS too if you like achievements.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:25 AM

I purchased Nin2-Jump yesterday and beat it in a couple hours. I thought it was a great platformer and had alot of fun with it. Easy/fast 200GS too if you like achievements.


I bought it at launch for $5 and had a blast with it. Fun to 100%. For 200 MSP, you can't go wrong... unless you totally hate weird Japanese games.

And remember, this game was sold with all proceeds going to charity in Japan for hurricane relief. Well done Cave.

#163 SgtWiggles

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

Just curious, did Minecraft get leaked or something?

See a guy on my list playing it whom im pretty sure isnt a reviewer. (Never seen him playing any other XBLA games early)
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#164 sicsonic

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:30 AM

I saw that there was a guy with an early version of Minecraft that leaked, but Microsoft acted on that fast. Don't expect your friend to have an Live account much longer.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

I tried the demo for Nin2-Jump yesterday and it's a decent platformer. From what I played I would say you can't go wrong for $2.50. I bought it and I'm hoping to put in a few hours today.
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#166 tylerh1701

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:34 PM

EDIT: Apparently points are out of stock and one guy's order was canceled (mine hasn't been yet). Anyways, sorry more couldn't take advantage of this.

Ok, here we go (cross posted from the Cheap Xbox Points thread, because a lot of people might not check that one):

Amazon Local has $25 voucher to spend at yoyo.com for $12. Works in Salt Lake City, my guess is it will work for most areas, otherwise just buy one from Salt Lake City, I've never had problems buying from places like Los Angeles on Amazon Local Deals before:

http://local.amazon.com/salt-lake-city

Yoyo.com has 1600 and 4000 MS Point cards for retail price, and free 2 day shipping if you spend over $25 for the month of May. I bought two 1600msp cards to qualify for the free shipping, the code worked just fine. So $14.98 to yoyo.com and $12 to Amazon Local ($26.98 total) for $40 worth of Microsoft Points.

I have never heard of yoyo.com before, but if Amazon Local is vouching for them I think they'll be fine. I already got my order confirmation and estimated delivery date of Wed., May 9.

Just wanted to share in case anybody else was running low on points.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Ok, here we go (cross posted from the Cheap Xbox Points thread, because a lot of people might not check that one):

Amazon Local has $25 voucher to spend at yoyo.com for $12. Works in Salt Lake City, my guess is it will work for most areas, otherwise just buy one from Salt Lake City, I've never had problems buying from places like Los Angeles on Amazon Local Deals before:

http://local.amazon.com/salt-lake-city

Yoyo.com has 1600 and 4000 MS Point cards for retail price, and free 2 day shipping if you spend over $25 for the month of May. I bought two 1600msp cards to qualify for the free shipping, the code worked just fine. So $14.98 to yoyo.com and $12 to Amazon Local ($26.98 total) for $40 worth of Microsoft Points.

I have never heard of yoyo.com before, but if Amazon Local is vouching for them I think they'll be fine. I already got my order confirmation and estimated delivery date of Wed., May 9.

Also, they gave me a referral code to share (TYLE6862) which should give new customers 20% off their first purchase. Might not work with the Amazon code, but it's worth a shot.

Just wanted to share in case anybody else was running low on points.


Available in Ohio as well, so I would assume it's everywhere. Too bad you can't buy 2 of them and get a 4000 point card for $24.

#168 wEEman33

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

So long story short:

$40 worth of MS points for $27?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

Finally got around to trying out the demos for both Fable Heroes and Awesomenauts.

Awesomenauts... seemed like a pretty cool 2D multiplayer battle game. I might pick it up once it hits the DotW for half price. I can't really see myself playing it often though, thats why I am going to wait for a sale... and I might even pass on it when it goes on sale, I dunno.

Fable Heroes... AVOID this steaming pile at all costs. The gameplay felt really SLOW and extremely repetitive. I couldn't even stomach to finish the demo. WTF is up with "Breaktime"? Really Lionhead? lol. I wouldn't even play it if it was free. If you have kids under 10, they might enjoy it but even then I don't know. Fable Heroes is one of the worst XBLA game ever made...

It's just sad to see a studio as talented as Lionhead wasting their time on such a piece of shit.

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#171 Kerig

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:39 AM

Fable Heroes: Almost as good as a web-browser game using a dial-up connection.

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#172 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:48 AM

I don't get why Fable Heroes is getting so much hate. It's not a great game by any means, but it's way better than 1/2 the crap that comes out on XBLA. I think it's just easy to rag on Lionhead's games for some reason. It's not a bad game, especially if you're playing with someone. Maybe I'm just into it because I'm a huge Fable fan and I'm playing Heroes with my daughter.
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#173 eastx

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:45 AM

I don't get why Fable Heroes is getting so much hate. It's not a great game by any means, but it's way better than 1/2 the crap that comes out on XBLA. I think it's just easy to rag on Lionhead's games for some reason. It's not a bad game, especially if you're playing with someone. Maybe I'm just into it because I'm a huge Fable fan and I'm playing Heroes with my daughter.


Yeah, it has some problems and the characters do indeed start out a bit slow. But Sp's comments and a lot of reactions to it are just exaggerated and silly. Also character movement and attack speed are both upgradable, so it doesn't stay a hindrance for all that long.

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#174 SgtWiggles

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:48 AM

Minecraft is almost upon us.


Cant wait, i have barely played my 360 at all in past few months, buying this the moment it comes out.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:37 AM

Also character movement and attack speed are both upgradable, so it doesn't stay a hindrance for all that long.


I was unaware of the upgrades. My comments were based on the 10 mins I spent with the trial. I guess that makes it a little bit better. I still think the game is awful though. The devs really hurt themselves by providing a trial like that with extremely weak and slow characters.

I honestly thought my 360 was lagging it was so slow.

#176 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:08 AM

I don't get why Fable Heroes is getting so much hate. It's not a great game by any means, but it's way better than 1/2 the crap that comes out on XBLA. I think it's just easy to rag on Lionhead's games for some reason. It's not a bad game, especially if you're playing with someone. Maybe I'm just into it because I'm a huge Fable fan and I'm playing Heroes with my daughter.

By that logic, half of the games on XBLA are better than it, which makes it hard for most people to want to spend full price on a middle-of-the-road games that would be better spent on better games that are out or coming up in the near future.


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:26 AM

And aren't the upgrades for Fable Heroes somewhat luck based? So you can't just pick the speed upgrade right?
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#178 eastx

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:30 AM

And aren't the upgrades for Fable Heroes somewhat luck based? So you can't just pick the speed upgrade right?


If you play several levels, you're bound to land on a Speed upgrade tile eventually. You can also just redo the short minigame levels repeatedly to get back to the dice rolling minigame faster. Finally, some spaces on the board allow players to skip to the upgrade tile of their choice, making it easier to work on a specific power. No, you won't instantly be zooming about and throwing down powerful attacks, but just play for a while and it will come.

As for Frisky Tanuki's comment, yeah, obviously there are many excellent XBLA games, making an average one less compelling. There are also many games of much lower quality, such as Lucha Fury. Heroes not being great doesn't mean someone who's interested in the game shouldn't buy it and have fun with it.

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#179 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:38 AM

Being better than crap isn't really an accomplishment and saying it's better than Lucha Fury adds nothing of value to your argument.


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#180 eastx

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:49 AM

Being better than crap isn't really an accomplishment and saying it's better than Lucha Fury adds nothing of value to your argument.


What is my argument? That the game isn't horrible. It's not (IMO). Games come in all ranges of quality, not just 'best' and 'worst.' Middle of the road titles can still be fun to play. I don't see what further elaboration is needed to make this point. Also, as per your request, next time I will not provide supporting examples, because they do not help support arguments.

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