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  • don81 13 Oct 2012 13:33:02 194 posts
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    Shadow was the game of the ps2 era for me. Played it 5 times in a row. May get that game again on psn. Any idea how much it is on it's own as never got on with ico.
  • OllyJ 13 Oct 2012 14:18:00 3,302 posts
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    What? You mad? Ico is amazing.

    IMO
  • King_Edward 13 Oct 2012 14:23:22 11,467 posts
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    It can't cost much more to just pick them both up together. It'll be worth it once you come to your senses and realise Ico is a small piece of Jesus that got left behind, was found by Sony, and smeared onto a DVD like butter on toast.
  • OllyJ 14 Oct 2012 15:02:00 3,302 posts
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    Absolutely, just finished it this morning for the second time, it's amazingly beautiful and a perfect narrative for a game.

    Flawless pretty much.
  • dominalien 14 Oct 2012 15:18:27 7,030 posts
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    Playing SOTC for trophies now and gathering all those fruits and lizard tails is so insanely annoying. How can a game be so brilliant in its core mechanic and at the same time be filled with such crap, I shall never understad.

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  • Cappy 14 Oct 2012 16:30:33 12,097 posts
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    What are you talking about?

    Trophies are not part of the original design, they really should be ignored.
  • dominalien 14 Oct 2012 16:35:42 7,030 posts
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    Fruit and lizards are, though. They can be ignored, but they're still there, as they have before. And going after them is the most boring, tedious affair this side of grinding in a JRPG.

    Besides, I like getting the platinum on games I enjoy. Except I don't particularly enjoy this part of the game.

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  • King_Edward 14 Oct 2012 16:39:42 11,467 posts
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    "I like platinuming games I enjoy, but I don't enjoy platinuming games".

    Did you just head fuck me?
  • dominalien 14 Oct 2012 17:06:43 7,030 posts
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    Fruits and lizards, my king. Fruits and lizards.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • -cerberus- 14 Oct 2012 17:12:16 3,378 posts
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    Not that I'm specifically aiming for Platinum trophies but I kind of gave up on ICO's 2 hour run and SotC's Hard Time Attack, they're the very last trophies I need in order to get my Platinum trophies for both.

    Edited by -cerberus- at 17:12:50 14-10-2012

    People are bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

  • Triggerhappytel 14 Oct 2012 23:48:27 2,695 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    Fruit and lizards are, though. They can be ignored, but they're still there, as they have before. And going after them is the most boring, tedious affair this side of grinding in a JRPG.

    Besides, I like getting the platinum on games I enjoy. Except I don't particularly enjoy this part of the game.
    Yeah, but you don't need all of both to just play and enjoy the game - you're only after them for the trophy which is an arbitrary award which was bolted on later. Seems like a curious thing to moan about relative to what is a wonderful game.

    Just because I had to play Chocobo Racing for countless hours in Final Fantasy VII to get Knights of the Round does not make it any less of a classic, nor tarnish my memories of it. I didn't have to do it as part of the game, but I chose to.
  • OllyJ 15 Oct 2012 07:07:31 3,302 posts
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    lizard tails increase grip right?
  • Armoured_Bear 15 Oct 2012 07:10:51 11,728 posts
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    This page has once again confirmed how utterly fucking stupid trophy collecting is.
    Why the hell would someone spend hours doing unenjoyable, tedious shite just to have a fucking digit on their console increment?

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  • Cappy 15 Oct 2012 10:07:41 12,097 posts
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    OllyJ wrote:
    lizard tails increase grip right?
    Yes.

    It's worth getting a few for the HD Collection version, even Bluepoint seem to agree this version can be a bit harder with the standard grip gauge due to Wander getting shaken around a bit more.

    If you pass an altar, a white tail lizard will be somewhere on it or nearby, so you don't need to scour every inch of the wilderness at least.

    Edited by Cappy at 19:42:37 15-10-2012
  • Cappy 15 Oct 2012 21:50:46 12,097 posts
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    Perhaps what we need are trophies with a negative effect on the player's overall 'score' to start us in the road to fixing this.

    Actually expending the tremendous effort to hunt white tailed lizards to extinction should get you the Eco-Bastard trophy which knocks a level off your PSN total.

    I imagine eating all the fruit is going to cause either lizards, birds or tortoises to starve which should get you the 'Who ate all the fruit? This fat git' trophy and another hit on your PSN total.

    I don't think Team ICO ever intended for players to play in this way, they haven't even included a means of tallying or finding lizards or fruit in a post game, something developers tend to do in the interests of letting completionists mop up when there is stuff they intend for people to collect.

    As I see it, a bit of extra grip or health is just a small reward for satisfying your curiosity about some feature of the landscape or settling the question, can I get up there? More often than not there will be something useful in the vicinity that made your curiosity worthwhile.
  • Pinky_Floyd 4 Mar 2013 23:52:42 8,265 posts
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    I played the original SoTC. Played the HD one. Tonight though I tried the HD version in 3D on a Panasinic 50 inch plasma with active glasses.

    What a glorious and epic use of the technology. Uncharted 3 and Gran Turismo 5 are low res and choppy in 3D, nothing to get excited about but running up the ramp in the water to the platform where Gaius is was sublime. Fighting him was even better. Its easier to guage your jumps!

    Absolutely first class and an epic gaming moment. Although had beat him numerous times before, tonight was ny favourite.

    Any more great ps3 games in 3d that aren't a low res choppy mess?
  • dominalien 5 Mar 2013 00:01:31 7,030 posts
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    @Pinky_Floyd

    The Prince of Persia trilogy. They look excellent, if very last-gen. Sound is pretty messed up, though. :-(

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Pinky_Floyd 5 Mar 2013 00:02:08 8,265 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    @Pinky_Floyd

    The Prince of Persia trilogy. They look excellent, if very last-gen. Sound is pretty messed up, though. :-(
    Damn. Should be cheap tho.
  • mrpon 5 Mar 2013 00:07:11 29,430 posts
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    What model Pink?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • dominalien 5 Mar 2013 00:07:28 7,030 posts
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    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    dominalien wrote:
    @Pinky_Floyd

    The Prince of Persia trilogy. They look excellent, if very last-gen. Sound is pretty messed up, though. :-(
    Damn. Should be cheap tho.
    Possibly. I can't remember the exact price, but I think the three games together were not much more than a single one. Can't check right now, as the store is down, I think?

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Pinky_Floyd 5 Mar 2013 00:15:41 8,265 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    What model Pink?
    Ut50, 569 from John Lewis. I didn't buy it for 3d at all, in fact I'm not a big 3d fan. Prefer 2d at the cinema but watching Prometheus on the ut50 and playing Shadow have shown me that the tech can be stunning when put to proper use.

    Edited by Pinky_Floyd at 00:16:16 05-03-2013
  • mrpon 5 Mar 2013 00:17:58 29,430 posts
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    569 as in price?! Fook me that's tempting!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • dominalien 5 Mar 2013 00:22:12 7,030 posts
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    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    I didn't buy it for 3d at all, in fact I'm not a big 3d fan.
    I wasn't either until I got a 3D monitor. I don't care for 3D in films, but it's excellent for games. Now I want everything I play to be in 3D, stupid glasses notwithstanding. Unfortunately, almost nothing is.

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  • Triggerhappytel 5 Mar 2013 00:23:37 2,695 posts
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    I was under the impression that the Prince of Persia trilogy was a very cheap and lazy port? I can't comment on the quality of the 3D though.
  • dominalien 5 Mar 2013 06:52:20 7,030 posts
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    @Triggerhappytel

    They messed up the sound big time (it's worst in 1 and gets better in each game). The 3D is ace. Doesn't stop the 3rd one being just bland (I haven't finished it yet, though, maybe I'll change my mind, although that's an impression I got when I'd played it on the PS2 before).

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  • Armoured_Bear 5 Mar 2013 07:19:40 11,728 posts
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    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    I played the original SoTC. Played the HD one. Tonight though I tried the HD version in 3D on a Panasinic 50 inch plasma with active glasses.

    What a glorious and epic use of the technology. Uncharted 3 and Gran Turismo 5 are low res and choppy in 3D, nothing to get excited about but running up the ramp in the water to the platform where Gaius is was sublime. Fighting him was even better. Its easier to guage your jumps!

    Absolutely first class and an epic gaming moment. Although had beat him numerous times before, tonight was ny favourite.

    Any more great ps3 games in 3d that aren't a low res choppy mess?
    De Blob 2 looks amazing in 3d, seriously.

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  • Pinky_Floyd 5 Mar 2013 20:11:57 8,265 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    I played the original SoTC. Played the HD one. Tonight though I tried the HD version in 3D on a Panasinic 50 inch plasma with active glasses.

    What a glorious and epic use of the technology. Uncharted 3 and Gran Turismo 5 are low res and choppy in 3D, nothing to get excited about but running up the ramp in the water to the platform where Gaius is was sublime. Fighting him was even better. Its easier to guage your jumps!

    Absolutely first class and an epic gaming moment. Although had beat him numerous times before, tonight was ny favourite.

    Any more great ps3 games in 3d that aren't a low res choppy mess?
    De Blob 2 looks amazing in 3d, seriously.
    Noted, ta!
  • Pinky_Floyd 5 Mar 2013 20:13:39 8,265 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    569 as in price?! Fook me that's tempting!
    Was too tempting for me. Sold my 5 year old crappy philips plasma for 200 and put it towards the panasonic. Absolutely amazing tv, though has a very reflective screen so if you have strong light sources on it its maybe not ideal.
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