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#5401 sicsonic

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

yeah, most likely can do what you said on the American account.
Was not blaming the developer, that probably is the reason a lot of stuff does not get releases here as the classification ratings cost too much here. But he goes about cost and he is releasing it to brazil, which I have heard has a lot smaller marketplace than us, but then again our costs are probably way high.

yeah our government is stuffed when it comes to games. We only just got an r 18 rating introduced on the 1st January 2013.


Brazil must use the same rating system as everywhere that's non-ESRB (non-US) though, and that's why he's (I say he because it's 1 guy as the whole company) able to release it there as well. He explained it better when people asked him this very question on his twitter.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Ah, thanks. I believe I can handle that. NBA Jam, you are bought!


I did that during the summer. Word of warning though: matching up is randomized so it can be a bit of a pain. You have to go to online match hoping you get matched up with your friend. If you are not, then quit and repeat. It sucks at peak hours but it's definitely do-able.

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The online part looks easy to boost. Just need two players, have one quit out after 30 seconds. Repeat 25 times. Wait a week and do it again.


So much fun! ;) Stuff like this makes me think that Nintendo is right about achievements. But then sometimes achievements are fun.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

So much fun! ;) Stuff like this makes me think that Nintendo is right about achievements. But then sometimes achievements are fun.


There are definitely good and bad Achievements. Frankly, nobody likes the ones for winning X number of online games, especially when X is greater than 10. It gets even worse when the publisher might shut the servers down as EA loves to do. But like you said, some devs think of really creative ones that get you to play in fun ways or encourage you to try modes that you might otherwise overlook.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Wow Retro City Rampage for 800 Msp made it an instant buy.When I heard it was gonna be 1200 Msp I was on the fence of if I should wait until it goes on sale or buy it full price but 800 Msp is good enough for me.

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#5406 Polerand

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Wow Retro City Rampage for 800 Msp made it an instant buy.When I heard it was gonna be 1200 Msp I was on the fence of if I should wait until it goes on sale or buy it full price but 800 Msp is good enough for me.


This. Even more so with the 800 MSP I got from Best Buy while buying 3 months of Gold for $12.99, making it nearly impossible to resist. Still have to check the trial, but I think I'll be pleased.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

Am I the only one who can't see the EA XBLA games listed on the EA publisher sale page?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Wow Retro City Rampage for 800 Msp made it an instant buy.When I heard it was gonna be 1200 Msp I was on the fence of if I should wait until it goes on sale or buy it full price but 800 Msp is good enough for me.


YEah might end up grabbing it at 800 pts i'm glad to see the developers understood my side of the complaint and went with a lower price lol.

#5409 tylerh1701

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

I was letdown by Retro City Rampage. I think it tried too hard to insert a bunch of game references in a "blink and you miss it" way, plus I grew tired of the gameplay.


This. The gameplay is super mediocre, and the references (while sometimes funny) aren't enough to save the game. Even at 800 MSP, I suggest that you guys wait for a sale. I paid $10 for it on the trade thread when it first game out for PSN, and I definitely feel like I paid too much.

It was a smart and fair move to go for the 800 MSP price point though.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

I'm going to barge in here for a sec and say that I was really surprised by how much fun I had with Toy Story 3. It wasn't the easiest game to 100%, but it wasn't difficult, and I actually enjoyed it til the very end. Ten bucks well spent.

This is coming from a 24 year old, by the way. Maybe I'm deranged, maybe not, but I'd say grab it if it goes on sale for cheap again (assuming that you haven't strangled your inner child to death yet).


Yeah, it's actually a surprisingly great game. I picked it up at Black Friday in 2011. I would imagine it's especially good if you have a kid or younger sibling to play co-op with.

#5411 eastx

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

This. The gameplay is super mediocre, and the references (while sometimes funny) aren't enough to save the game. Even at 800 MSP, I suggest that you guys wait for a sale. I paid $10 for it on the trade thread when it first game out for PSN, and I definitely feel like I paid too much.


I don't know how somebody could feel this way. Retro City Rampage works great as an 8-bit (ish) Grand Theft Auto, which it was always meant to be. Looks and sounds great, has loads of personality, and plays fine. Considering it was developed by an army of one (not counting sound, etc.), I find it easily worth $10.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

This. The gameplay is super mediocre, and the references (while sometimes funny) aren't enough to save the game. Even at 800 MSP, I suggest that you guys wait for a sale. I paid $10 for it on the trade thread when it first game out for PSN, and I definitely feel like I paid too much.

It was a smart and fair move to go for the 800 MSP price point though.


Got it free on PS+, played it once on the Vita, and then tried the cross play on the PS3, and likely wont load it again. Just not fun, chaotic, annoying, don't get the hype behind this game.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

I don't know how somebody could feel this way. Retro City Rampage works great as an 8-bit (ish) Grand Theft Auto, which it was always meant to be. Looks and sounds great, has loads of personality, and plays fine. Considering it was developed by an army of one (not counting sound, etc.), I find it easily worth $10.


I definitely agree. I'm a sucker for references, and I think the game is fun. Even though it was made by 1 guy, it plays better than some full release games I've played. I like it and think it's worth $10, more so for the PS3, since you get cross-buy, but also for 360. But, to each their own, so if anyone thinks it looks at all interesting, check out the demo first.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Got it free on PS+, played it once on the Vita, and then tried the cross play on the PS3, and likely wont load it again. Just not fun, chaotic, annoying, don't get the hype behind this game.

How do you not get the hype? It's Grand Theftendo!!!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

Picked up the crappy hockey game just because it's 200 msp.
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Same boat. I can't help but think I'm gonna buy this by next Tuesday. Maybe some Game reviews on YouTube will convince me otherwise.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Interested in NBA JAM, which the OP says is a sale for everyone. But clicking on it, it opens the xbox page where it appears the sale price is for gold members only?

#5417 DemonsMaster

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

Interested in NBA JAM, which the OP says is a sale for everyone. But clicking on it, it opens the xbox page where it appears the sale price is for gold members only?


Even though it's under the "open for everyone" section is clearly says that 600 MSP is the price for Gold Members. Confusing but yes the sale is gold only.

We can learn as much, if not more, from bad games as we can from good ones.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I don't know how somebody could feel this way. Retro City Rampage works great as an 8-bit (ish) Grand Theft Auto, which it was always meant to be. Looks and sounds great, has loads of personality, and plays fine. Considering it was developed by an army of one (not counting sound, etc.), I find it easily worth $10.


I never played GTA 1 or 2 so I can't compare it to those games, but I know a lot of the missions in RCR felt like glorified fetch-quests. I found the in-game city to be rather boring, as you really can't do much in the game besides missions and side missions, and a few mini-games here or there. I found the actual combat extremely shallow as well.

I do agree, it is what it was meant to be. It's an 8-bit GTA-lite. But what it was meant to be just wasn't all that exciting, in my opinion.

Interested in NBA JAM, which the OP says is a sale for everyone. But clicking on it, it opens the xbox page where it appears the sale price is for gold members only?


Even though the XBLA portion of the EA sale doesn't fall under the DotW tile on the dashboard, it must still be part of the DotW. I've moved it in the OP, to avoid future confusion. You guys can move it back if you want, but I think common sense says that it's part of the DotW, even though the dashboard forgot to include it.

As for the OP, why the Fuck does copying/pasting in IE change the colors of the links? Makes no fucking sense.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

Judging by the demo, the humor in Retro City Rampage falls flat, and I think it's because it doesn't want to commit to its references, which comprise pretty much the beginning and end of all the jokes. The game just throws out references without rhyme or reason, and then makes cynical apologies for its use of references, as though the creator didn't have any better material but still wants to act like he's above such a base form of comedy.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

then makes cynical apologies for its use of references, as though the creator didn't have any better material but still wants to act like he's above such a base form of comedy.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

Just finished Walking Dead. Now I feel a bit guilty for not buying it full price. Fantastic writing and great voice work by the whole cast. Also I had no loading issues.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

man people be hatin! it is what it is, gta 8 bit light-i love it. any other criticisms about gameplay and what not shouldnt shy people away from trying this-one guys passion project with a nostalgic milkshake. its one of those games that you will KNOW if youre going to buy it or not from playing the demo-give it a shot!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Now I feel a bit guilty for not buying it full price.


Buy a second copy to easy that guilty conscience of yours.

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#5424 bardockkun

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

Buy a second copy to easy that guilty conscience of yours.

Whoa, whoa! I Said a bit. Let's not get crazy here! If anything I may buy season 2 without *gasps* waiting on a sale now!
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#5425 simmias

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Whoa, whoa! I Said a bit. Let's not get crazy here! If anything I may buy season 2 without *gasps* waiting on a sale now!

Same here. It was quite good. Not GOTY material for sure, but great at what it did. And the voice actor for Clementine was so good!

I did have my save erase going from chapter 3 to 4. After some swearing, I realized I'd backed it up and all was fine with the world again. Anyone starting this game now: don't use just one slot! Copy your save from slot 1 to slot 2 and 3 every once in a while. You'll be glad you did!

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For anyone wondering about NBA:OFE. It's a great deal, I paid full price and it was great value.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

So I'm having a frustrating issue with Fez and can't seem to find an answer online.

...There is a known glitch where if you save here and come back later you will have to unpatch the game to be able to continue. Perhaps I need to upatch the game again to get the door to open? I'll have to make a trip to my brother's house since he has my console ID if I do. :(


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't deleting your System Cache clear patches? I'm no expert on Fez bug-squashing, but I know that simply deleting the System Cache from the System >> Memory screen forces you to re-download updates when you boot games once again that already had updates. I would think that, if forced to "unpatch", you could simply disconnect... OH. I get what you were saying about console ID drm now. (I was thinking you meant that you were going to carry your save over there because your game was auto-patched even if you deleted the game files.)

Scratch that, but leaving it up there for people that aren't "sharing" their downloads. Oh who am I kidding, no one looks back through this thread. ;) Carry-on people....

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't deleting your System Cache clear patches? I'm no expert on Fez bug-squashing, but I know that simply deleting the System Cache from the System >> Memory screen forces you to re-download updates when you boot games once again that already had updates. I would think that, if forced to "unpatch", you could simply disconnect... OH. I get what you were saying about console ID drm now. (I was thinking you meant that you were going to carry your save over there because your game was auto-patched even if you deleted the game files.)

Scratch that, but leaving it up there for people that aren't "sharing" their downloads. Oh who am I kidding, no one looks back through this thread. ;) Carry-on people....


By forced to unpatch the game I meant that you have to do that to return to the game. It's not required but rather a way to resume your game instead of starting over.

I didn't find an answer to my problem last night but I'm hoping that I was just overtired and did something wrong and being fresh tonight it'll magically work.

#5429 E.Nich

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

Just finished Walking Dead. Now I feel a bit guilty for not buying it full price. Fantastic writing and great voice work by the whole cast. Also I had no loading issues.

Also finished it today, and I agree; it's a great game. The story is pretty good and so are the voice actors (specially Clementine, of course). I'm very glad I was able to buy it for 800 MSP, though, because what the hell, I'm not rich.

Didn't have problems with the save file (thanks God, because repeating a chapter or two would mean a lot of hours of things I already did/watched, though I could change my decisions). The only problem I had was some strange thing with a scene at the end of the third episode where they repeated (just one time) the first or two first words of all the sentences.

Although I enjoyed a lot the interactive serie I'm not sure I want to get the second season (if they do it) at release day, because I would die of impatience. I prefer purchasing all the serie in one go, so I can play it at my own pace (one episode per day). Besides, it's cheaper that way :D

PD: about Retro City Rampage, it's in my 400MSP radar, I won't pay more.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

The only problem I had was some strange thing with a scene at the end of the third episode where they repeated (just one time) the first or two first words of all the sentences.

Yup, I had the same issue. I also had the brightness issue a lot of people get where I had to keep going in to adjust it because it would get darker and darker every time I came back to the game.