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  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 14:49:50 48,224 posts
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    You need the tips on - it's far too easy to wander around for hours and hours with no idea of where to go even with them on! Without them you'd be lost for days.

    I was speaking more of enemy difficulty rather than wherethefuckdoIgonext difficulty, though.
  • DrDamn 2 Jun 2006 14:51:24 1,215 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    I'm just saying that I liked the different approach they took. Steadfastly refusing to use dual-analogue controls, they simultaneously disproved all the naysayers (even the ones who still think they're right) and came up with a system that, if you ask me, is second to none.

    Aw who'm I kidding, I'm just a fanboy at heart.

    I'm another that had the game but never liked the control mechanism, hated it in fact. Dual-analogue controls was never broke so I'm not sure why they tried to fix it. I could have forced myself to get used to it, but in doing so would have unlearned all the abilities I used for other FPS games.

    I really wanted to like it too, it just felt wrong and awkward.
  • Kay 2 Jun 2006 14:51:58 17,389 posts
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    It's better to play with the tips off - half the fun's in the exploration, IMO. It's more of a challenge, and more satisfying whn you beat it as a result.

    K
  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 14:53:47 48,224 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    It's better to play with the tips off - half the fun's in the exploration, IMO. It's more of a challenge, and more satisfying whn you beat it as a result.
    I'd disagree. There was plenty enough irritating back-tracking as it was, never mind trebling it by not having the hints switched on.
  • Kay 2 Jun 2006 14:54:38 17,389 posts
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    Remember - Metroid Prime is not an FPS

    /runs away from thread

    K
  • Kay 2 Jun 2006 14:58:10 17,389 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    Kay wrote:
    It's better to play with the tips off - half the fun's in the exploration, IMO. It's more of a challenge, and more satisfying whn you beat it as a result.
    I'd disagree. There was plenty enough irritating back-tracking as it was, never mind trebling it by not having the hints switched on.

    It's all about exploration, and remembering where key locations are. The map is really handy, too, so you can't get totally lost. It's all the more satisfying planning your own way around the map, checking out all the previously unexplored rooms for which you now have the tools to explore.

    I finished the game in about 18 hours, and I didn't have a single problem in terms of getting lost/stuck. As for backtracking - that's something that'll never change, it's a key aspect of the series.

    K

    Edited by Kay at 14:58:37 02-06-2006
  • Kay 2 Jun 2006 14:58:37 17,389 posts
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  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 15:11:13 48,224 posts
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    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    What are you waiting for?
    I'm too lazy to get the Cube out of the cupboard. :-)
  • TwistidChimp 2 Jun 2006 15:13:56 8,825 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    What are you waiting for?
    I'm too lazy to get the Cube out of the cupboard. :-)

    Its so tiny you should leave it plugged in all the time. tssk.
  • Deleted user 2 June 2006 15:14:47
    Blerk wrote:
    Kay wrote:
    It's better to play with the tips off - half the fun's in the exploration, IMO. It's more of a challenge, and more satisfying whn you beat it as a result.
    I'd disagree. There was plenty enough irritating back-tracking as it was, never mind trebling it by not having the hints switched on.

    "Tips on" ruined it for me. I enjoyed it much more when I replayed the whole game without any tips.

    Edited by ZeroToHero at 15:15:16 02-06-2006
  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 15:16:48 48,224 posts
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    TwistidChimp wrote:
    Blerk wrote:
    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    What are you waiting for?
    I'm too lazy to get the Cube out of the cupboard. :-)

    Its so tiny you should leave it plugged in all the time. tssk.
    In theory it should fit under the telly now that I've swapped the jumbo PS2 for a slimline, but I've yet to work up the enthusiasm to try.

    Do not underestimate quite how lazy I am. :-)
  • Youthist 2 Jun 2006 15:18:35 9,894 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    Never has a game used such a sublime control system ever. More revolutionary than anything the Wii remote will bring us. Not that it's started any trends, but it bucked quite a few, and there is no other way I'd rather play it.

    And that includes with a remote. Retro, if you're reading: GC controller option, or die.

    The controls were sublime, the game astonishingly good. Cannot believe it didnt get a 10 in Edge.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 15:21:47 48,224 posts
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    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    Don't you have other GC stuff you want to play?
    I only have about 12 Cube games in total, about half of which I still have to play. My PS2 'to play' list vastly outnumbers my Cube list, and it's already under the telly so it's just easier to pick up a PS2 title. Sorry n' that. :-)
  • Razz 2 Jun 2006 15:24:30 59,980 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    Don't you have other GC stuff you want to play?
    I only have about 12 Cube games in total, about half of which I still have to play. My PS2 'to play' list vastly outnumbers my Cube list, and it's already under the telly so it's just easier to pick up a PS2 title. Sorry n' that. :-)

    Lazy git. :p

    Put the effort in and stick as GCN ubder your TV!

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  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 15:25:29 48,224 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Lazy git. :p

    Put the effort in and stick as GCN ubder your TV!
    If they'd bothered to release Zelda it would've been there already! So it's Nintendo's fault.
  • Youthist 2 Jun 2006 15:27:22 9,894 posts
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    EuroTV wrote:
    freaxgamer wrote:
    I picked up both Metroid Pime Games for 10. I did them both.

    Metroid Prime: 2 Days

    Metroid Prime 2 Echoes: 2.5 Days

    I found them a little boring, and way too easy

    You, sir, are lying or you are a freak of nature, built only for playing video games.

    Hmmm - each one is between 15 and 20 hours each if you are just running through it and not trying to get as much as you can out of them. SO assuming this guy is on the dole, or was a "long" weekend, or was on vac , or is a student, or a schoolkid on half term - at say 10 hours per day, its definitely "doable"....

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 15:29:35 48,224 posts
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    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    Indeed, make the effort then you can lazily lie on the sofa whilst indulging in Gamecube goodness!
    My 'to play' list is apparently:
    Animal Crossing
    Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
    Metroid Prime 2 Echoes
    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
    Resident Evil
    Resident Evil Zero
    Super Mario Sunshine

    ... so I suppose I really ought to get around to it. Then I can put it in the loft after I've finished Zelda. :-)

    Actually... that reminds me. I might sell AC and SMS.

    /goes to look at eBay
  • Razz 2 Jun 2006 15:33:02 59,980 posts
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    That's not much a collection tbh. You missing out on quality some titles.

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  • Youthist 2 Jun 2006 15:33:52 9,894 posts
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    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    Youthist wrote:
    EuroTV wrote:
    freaxgamer wrote:
    I picked up both Metroid Pime Games for 10. I did them both.

    Metroid Prime: 2 Days

    Metroid Prime 2 Echoes: 2.5 Days

    I found them a little boring, and way too easy

    You, sir, are lying or you are a freak of nature, built only for playing video games.

    Hmmm - each one is between 15 and 20 hours each if you are just running through it and not trying to get as much as you can out of them. SO assuming this guy is on the dole, or was a "long" weekend, or was on vac , or is a student, or a schoolkid on half term - at say 10 hours per day, its definitely "doable"....

    I'm already at 30 hours on MP2, I suppose I'm crap..

    no way - i took 30 to 40 on both - take your time - once its over, its over. Collect it all and all that....

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 15:34:59 48,224 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    That's not much a collection tbh. You missing out on quality some titles.
    That's not my whole collection, that's just the stuff I haven't played.

    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    Paper Mario is fantastic, get off your arse! :-)

    You haven't played SMS at all?
    I played it for an hour and wasn't enthused. I might give it another go one day.
  • TwistidChimp 2 Jun 2006 15:35:18 8,825 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    That's not much a collection tbh. You missing out on quality some titles.

    I think thats his to play list, not his whole collection
  • Razz 2 Jun 2006 15:36:03 59,980 posts
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    TwistidChimp wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    That's not much a collection tbh. You missing out on quality some titles.

    I think thats his to play list, not his whole collection

    O rly?

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  • Kay 2 Jun 2006 15:37:32 17,389 posts
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    Blerk - if you're not planning on playing PM2, then sell it to me. At a good price, of course (providing it's in mint condition).

    K
  • TwistidChimp 2 Jun 2006 15:37:52 8,825 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    TwistidChimp wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    That's not much a collection tbh. You missing out on quality some titles.

    I think thats his to play list, not his whole collection

    O rly?

    I thought so, I could be wrong.
  • Blerk Moderator 2 Jun 2006 15:46:26 48,224 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    Blerk - if you're not planning on playing PM2, then sell it to me. At a good price, of course (providing it's in mint condition).
    Sorry, man - PM2 is a keeper. :-)
  • Carrybagma 2 Jun 2006 17:19:58 3,904 posts
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    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    I'm already at 30 hours on MP2, I suppose I'm crap..

    No, you're just savouring the goodness.

    MP was blindingly good. I somehow missed the temple next to the landing site and got 3 or 4 aritifacts before I discovered what I'd missed - i.e. the plot. The game was just so rewarding to play anyway.

    MP2 Is better, but more 'rounded'. There's less scope for getting lost and missing savepoints. Some of the scripted parts were on par with Half-Life, e.g. the command centre(?) in the dark, with the Metroids bobbing about behind the glass screens.
  • Chtulie 2 Jun 2006 17:24:02 809 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    Resident Evil
    Resident Evil Zero

    If you've played resident evil before, and played resident evil 4 since, then I suggest you not play zero and remake. This to keep the pleasent memories of playing resident evil 1 for the first time intact.

    'cause going back after playing 4, whoo boy.
  • ProfessorLesser 2 Jun 2006 18:46:58 19,349 posts
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    Carrybagma wrote:
    MP2 Is better, but more 'rounded'.
    WRONG.

    WRONG WRONG WRONG.

    Oh God, the wrong.

    Telling me Echoes is better than Prime is a quicker route to fanboy hell than telling me they're both FPS. Or that either is shit.

    Why would you say that? Why? ;_;
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