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Amazon - God Hand PS2 $15.49 (Update2)


#61 WuGgaRoO   Custom Title! CAGiversary!   603 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:03 AM

not 9.99 anymore :(

#62 genfuyung   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3055 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:06 AM

Whats with the weird box art? Is it a reprint? The original box art had the guys fist going through the other guys mouth and out the back of his neck...

#63 Ragnorok64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:22 AM

Whats with the weird box art? Is it a reprint? The original box art had the guys fist going through the other guys mouth and out the back of his neck...

Was that ever the boxart or just the promotional art for it?

#64 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4963 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:34 AM

it's oos from Amazon (outside seller now for $14 or so). I knew I should've just thrown in some book to get FS.

#65 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:42 AM

Whats with the weird box art? Is it a reprint? The original box art had the guys fist going through the other guys mouth and out the back of his neck...


The box never had the fist going through the dude's head (it would've been too graphic for store shelves). That variant of the art was only used for the magazine ad. But the actual box has always used the version with the fist in front of the dude's head.

#66 Gregalor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:07 AM

This is the second time I've missed out on a deal on this game.

#67 Yars   I'd buy that for a dollar! CAGiversary!   2900 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:45 PM

The box never had the fist going through the dude's head (it would've been too graphic for store shelves). That variant of the art was only used for the magazine ad. But the actual box has always used the version with the fist in front of the dude's head.


Wow, that magazine ad would have made a much, much better cover.

#68 Ragnorok64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:23 PM

Wow, that magazine ad would have made a much, much better cover.

Not for retail shelves it wouldn't.

#69 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:30 PM

Wow, that magazine ad would have made a much, much better cover.



And you think that Toys R Us would have been okay with putting that on the shelves?

Graphic violence is a no-no for game boxes, for this reason.

#70 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

So how does this game have scores all over the place? It's got a 3 on IGN but an 8 on Gamespot. Those two are usually close to one another. Oh well it's got a 75% composite score so I'll take a mental note to add it to the games I should buy to fill in my PS2 collection, when I get a job again, list.

http://www.metacriti...hand?q=God Hand

73 out of 100 with critics, 8.5 out of 10 with users.

#71 Ragnorok64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:38 PM

http://www.metacriti...hand?q=God Hand

73 out of 100 with critics, 8.5 out of 10 with users.

I tend to use gamerankings

#72 Ragnorok64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:41 PM

And you think that Toys R Us would have been okay with putting that on the shelves?

Graphic violence is a no-no for game boxes, for this reason.

I do wonder how Dead Space got away with its cover.

#73 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:44 PM

So how does this game have scores all over the place? It's got a 3 on IGN but an 8 on Gamespot.

Because the guy who wrote the review for IGN is a fucking idiot who deserves to be punched in the face.

I do wonder how Dead Space got away with its cover.


The Dead Space cover is seriously, seriously pushing it.

#74 Distrato   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   475 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

*sigh* I miss the days when gamers could think for themselves and not worry about review scores. How bout just trying it? Its $10. If you hate it I'm sure you can make your money back online.

#75 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:02 PM

*sigh* I miss the days when gamers could think for themselves and not worry about review scores.

When the hell was that? Back in the old days, before the internet was around, people HAD to rely on others' opinions before buying a game and renting wasn't an option. Otherwise, you lead a chance of being saddled with a terrible game that you thought was going to be good.

#76 wildnuts02   2 Real 4 U CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:12 PM

When the hell was that? Back in the old days, before the internet was around, people HAD to rely on others' opinions before buying a game and renting wasn't an option. Otherwise, you lead a chance of being saddled with a terrible game that you thought was going to be good.


as far back as the NES days, renting has always been an option.

#77 Ragnorok64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:29 PM

*sigh* I miss the days when gamers could think for themselves and not worry about review scores. How bout just trying it? Its $10. If you hate it I'm sure you can make your money back online.

Or I could make an informed decision by checking multiple reviews and impressions and save myself the trouble in the first place. People (should) do their research before buying a car or washing machine, why shouldn't they with games?

Edited by Ragnorok64, 27 January 2009 - 10:42 PM.


#78 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:32 PM

Or I could make an informed decision by checking multiple reviews and impressions and save myself the trouble in the first place. People (should) do their research before buying a car or mashing machine, why shouldn't they with games?


Disastro just wants to sounds intelligent and independent-minded.

#79 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:33 PM

as far back as the NES days, renting has always been an option.

Not if you had a family that didn't feel like going back and forth to a video store just to rent a video game. :P

#80 JaroldL   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   912 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:35 PM

glad i got it before the price change! me so happy ! lol

#81 lanzarlaluna   has got the ADAM CAGiversary!   713 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:04 PM

Because the guy who wrote the review for IGN is a fucking idiot who deserves to be punched in the face.

This. He didn't get it, and he probably sucks at games. God Hand is punishing, but rewarding. It may not be for everyone, but it's definitely not a 3.

#82 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:33 AM

Whatever, if you guys punched him, you wouldn't be able to block his counter attack because WHERES THE BLOCK BUTTON :roll:

#83 MIX_MASTER_ICE   The Night Stalker CAGiversary!   1971 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:35 AM

I'm a huge beat-'em-up/hack-n-slash fan, but thought God Hand was horrible. Even at 10 bucks it's a rip off, IMO.

#84 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:51 AM

I'm a huge beat-'em-up/hack-n-slash fan, but thought God Hand was horrible. Even at 10 bucks it's a rip off, IMO.


That's the problem, it's not quite beat-em-up or hack n' slash. It's more of a hardcore action game along the lines of DMC and NG. Possibly even more hardcore than those games. It's hard as hell and deep as hell.

#85 MIX_MASTER_ICE   The Night Stalker CAGiversary!   1971 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:53 AM

It's not like Ninja Gaiden II, which I enjoyed. God had is just really cheezy. It's almost as bad as Final Fight Streetwise.

#86 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:04 AM

Ninja Gaiden II is closer to a beat em up and hack n' slash /respect

I'll just ignore that last part and bow out early.

#87 emperordahc  

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:26 AM

Got a big order going in within a few days. Might toss this in there if they have it back to $10.

#88 emperordahc  

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:08 AM

Got a big order going in within a few days. Might toss this in there if they have it back to $10.

... aaaaannndddd Amazon doesn't have it back in stock yet. :(

#89 DarkYoda   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   74 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:56 AM

I loved this game. Quirky, odd, hard and fun.

#90 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40012 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:58 AM

This. He didn't get it, and he probably sucks at games. God Hand is punishing, but rewarding. It may not be for everyone, but it's definitely not a 3.


Definitely. It's at least a 3.1 or possibly a 3.2