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#2071 eastx

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:56 AM

The people that reviewed Sonic Adventure are either hypocrites or liars. How can the same game that people were saying was great back when it first came out say that it's horrible now. I don't accept that. A good game is a good game is a good game. If I was a gold member I would buy the game.


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#2072 Curleh Mustache

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:59 AM

Has been announced what the next sale will include hopefully more games on demand


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#2073 ZForce915

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:05 AM

Source?


Re-read that. He asking, not telling.
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#2074 eastx

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:12 AM

Re-read that. He asking, not telling.


His lack of sufficient words to make a full sentence and punctuation certainly work to obscure the intended meaning!

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#2075 matrix9280

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:27 AM

I feel the same way. A good game is a good game. However, I am finding that some games really just stand the test of time. I used to like the original Sonic games when I was a kid, but I can't stand them now. However, Sonic Adventure was never a good game. IMHO it was the start of Sonic's fall from grace. He just couldn't make the transition to polygonal 3D.


That view I can definitely respect if not necessarily agree with. After going through the game the same problems that were around back then didn't go anywhere. It's still a good game though. No way it should have gotten a 48 on Metacritic. I have a couple of reasons why that may have happened. but I'm basically done with this issue so I won't get into it. Looks like I'll be playing a lot more game demos and looking a lot less at so-called expert critics.

#2076 matrix9280

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:35 AM

You typed this on purpose? I'd give a rebuttal, but everyone else took care of it for me. After your trolling efforts in the Fable Heroes thread, I can see that you have trouble accepting other people's viewpoints. That's not good.


I've expounded on that post. If you want to post holding petty grudges and making personal attacks on my character you're wasting your time.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:19 AM

Sonic hasn't aged well. The formula was novel at the time when the Genesis was a processing beast compared to its peers, but once that was no longer the case you were just left with a poor platformer with increasingly annoying characters.

I just finished Sonic Generations and found the 3D parts absolutely brutal (no fun at all), and found the 2D parts OK.

Sonic 2 is one of my favorite games of all time, but i just don't think there has been a good sonic game after the Genesis era.

#2078 eastx

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:26 AM

I dunno, I think Sonic Adventure was good at the time. It had many obvious problems like falling off of ledges too easily, crummy cameras, the extremely stilted and childish dialogue, Big the Cat, Knuckles' levels, etc. but it still had a lot of gameplay and heart. The XBLA version should have been updated with widescreen support, but otherwise it's a good port. However, I don't see people who don't have nostalgia for the original enjoying it very much due to the aforementioned problems.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

His lack of sufficient words to make a full sentence and punctuation certainly work to obscure the intended meaning!


He's saving them for a really good post someday.
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#2080 tylerh1701

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:16 PM

Have they announced what the next sale will include?


It wouldn't be Monday without this question.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

As I understand it these sales usually overlap for a bit Tuesday morning. I'm looking to get The Walking Dead Episode 2 if it is available tomorrow, but if it isn't I think I'm just going to use the points on Tornado Outbreak. What time do the sales end?

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#2082 Royal High Knight

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:28 PM

As I understand it these sales usually overlap for a bit Tuesday morning. I'm looking to get The Walking Dead Episode 2 if it is available tomorrow, but if it isn't I think I'm just going to use the points on Tornado Outbreak. What time do the sales end?


go no later than i say 11:30, maybe 12 pm eastern

#2083 louiedog

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:29 PM

As I understand it these sales usually overlap for a bit Tuesday morning. I'm looking to get The Walking Dead Episode 2 if it is available tomorrow, but if it isn't I think I'm just going to use the points on Tornado Outbreak. What time do the sales end?


I wouldn't expect The Walking Dead Episode 2 tomorrow. They still haven't given a specific date on it for any platform.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:46 PM

The achievement list for Jet Set Radio dropped. Any have an idea on the release date? I never had the chance to play this when I was younger and I want to see where all the hype and notority comes from.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:47 PM

I wouldn't expect The Walking Dead Episode 2 tomorrow. They still haven't given a specific date on it for any platform.


That's what I figured, but someone posted in the thread earlier that it was the date. I'm not getting my hopes up too much though. That date was probably picked because Telltale said "the end of June" and it's the last Tuesday of June. We'll see tomorrow though. Thanks for the info, both of you.

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#2086 Zonic505

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

The achievement list for Jet Set Radio dropped. Any have an idea on the release date? I never had the chance to play this when I was younger and I want to see where all the hype and notority comes from.

Officially, just "Summer" at the moment. Sega hasn't announced any specific date.

I'm still hopin' for some avatar awards, considering the other Dreamcast games had them & Sega's pretty much put them in some of their games recently, mainly the downloadable ones.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

Sonic 2 is one of my favorite games of all time, but i just don't think there has been a good sonic game after the Genesis era.


Sonic Generations is the closest SEGA's come to matching any of the Genesis-era efforts.

I thought that one was about as good as any 3D Sonic game can be.

Sonic and 3D have just never gotten along very well.

#2088 wEEman33

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:22 PM

Also, per Major Nelson, the XBLA game this week is Jeremy McGrath's Offroad:

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#2089 tylerh1701

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:33 PM

I wouldn't expect The Walking Dead Episode 2 tomorrow. They still haven't given a specific date on it for any platform.


Also, XBLA games don't come out on Tuesdays. They come out on Wednesdays and sometimes Fridays.

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#2090 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:35 PM

Also, XBLA games don't come out on Tuesdays. They come out on Wednesdays and sometimes Fridays.

It's DLC, not an XBLA game, so the rules don't apply to it. The person that said it was coming out tomorrow didn't provide any source/proof to back it up, so he's most likely talking out of his butt.


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#2091 tylerh1701

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:37 PM

It's DLC, not an XBLA game


Oh ya forgot about that. My bad.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:51 PM

The achievement list for Jet Set Radio dropped. Any have an idea on the release date? I never had the chance to play this when I was younger and I want to see where all the hype and notority comes from.


JSR may have been my favorite game ever at one point, it's such a stylish mixture of quirky music and inspired gameplay. I think I finished the DC version nine times, looking forward to finishing the XBLA version yet again.

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#2093 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:06 PM

The first two games I got for my Dreamcast were Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi. Crazy Taxi became one of my favorite games of all-time and Sonic Adventure is one of my least favorite of all-time. The action stages were cool at the time, but the unbelievably dull adventure stages destroyed all of the enjoyment I could have had if they let me just play the action stages. Those were my thoughts over a decade ago and they're still the same today.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:58 PM

Officially, just "Summer" at the moment. Sega hasn't announced any specific date.

I'm still hopin' for some avatar awards, considering the other Dreamcast games had them & Sega's pretty much put them in some of their games recently, mainly the downloadable ones.


There were rumors of a June 26th release, but it looks like that isn't the case anymore ...

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:39 PM

according to neogaf, the following titles will be on sale....

Trine 2 - 600msp
X-men arcade - 400msp off
shoot more robots - 400msp off
Worms armageddon - 400msp off
Gotham imposters - 400msp off
Nexuis 600msp off

#2096 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:46 PM

http://marketplace.x...15-d8024d530a02

Microsoft is going to release some sort of Sales app, which shows up on the marketplace and on the console with a search even though you can't download it yet.

"Download the free Sales & Specials+ App and get great discounts on Xbox LIVE content. Try your luck at Scratch & Match to get a great offer every week or get great discounts on the Chain Offers that change every month."


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:49 PM

according to neogaf, the following titles will be on sale....

Trine 2 - 600msp
X-men arcade - 400msp off
shoot more robots - 400msp off
Worms armageddon - 400msp off
Gotham imposters - 400msp off
Nexuis 600msp off

Whoa! If Trine 2 is one then I'm definitely jumping all over on that one.

What the hell is Nexuis though?
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:01 AM

Whoa! If Trine 2 is one then I'm definitely jumping all over on that one.

What the hell is Nexuis though?


DO NOT BUY NEXUIS

bad twitch shooter that was released dring the house party promotion. I only got it because it was effectively free since i was going to buy the other 3 games. And i still felt ripped off .

#2099 Tsel

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:02 AM

I played Gotham City Impostors on PS3 for a while and the community died fairly quickly and became a glitchfest.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:08 AM

DO NOT BUY NEXUIS

bad twitch shooter that was released dring the house party promotion. I only got it because it was effectively free since i was going to buy the other 3 games. And i still felt ripped off .


I cannot recommend the game either. Even if you like the gameplay, there are several issues with the game that make it frustrating. When I played the week of release, when the most players were likely to be around, matchmaking took a really long time. Finding and getting into a match took at least as long as the match itself. That's no fun. The game also didn't seem to add players midmatch. So when you're playing 3 on 3 and one guy quits because he doesn't like the map selection, and then another guy leaves because he doesn't want to play outmatched, you're left with three guys running around the map hunting one guy on the other team.