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Samprimary
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Hello all. The playing of game's is good for the making of time of delight, and many good game's have been made that are good. Game's have been said to aid with digestion. Some good game's of the video are

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Iron Sky Invasion
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse
Mass Effect 3 Omega
Buckmasters Deer Hunting
Magic Encyclopedia: First Story
City of Heroes
Beach Head 2002
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Mass Effect 3
Tales of Game's Presents Chef Boyardee's Barkley's Power Dunk (バークレーのパワーダンク Bākurē no Pawādanku) Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa
Deathtrap Dungeon
Mass Effect 3
Masters of Orion 3
Barkley Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden 2: The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa

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Have you played Aliens: Colonial Marines already? I thought it looked cool, but it's been getting absolutely absymal critical reviews. I'd be interested to hear what your experience has been.
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I like games with boards.
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
Masters of Orion 2

I fixed that for you.
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A list of my current favorites:
- Rocksmith
- Sonic All Stars: Racing Transformed
- Manic Thread Deletion: Rakeesh Cries Again

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Hi aros, this is a nice thread about video game's. I need for it not to be involving with your trying too hard to be "Roll with the Punche's" notorious persona's.
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:

City of Heroes

Too soon... [Frown]
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I think I would find the Family Guy game to be fairly questionable.

And I say this as someone who likes Family Guy.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aros:
A list of my current favorites:
- Rocksmith
- Sonic All Stars: Racing Transformed
- Manic Thread Deletion: Rakeesh Cries Again

Do you find you can actually play the guitar on your own after playing Rocksmith?
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quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
Have you played Aliens: Colonial Marines already? I thought it looked cool, but it's been getting absolutely absymal critical reviews. I'd be interested to hear what your experience has been.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3z2qVebxlUo#!
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Yeah, I just saw that video when you linked it elsewhere. Really pretty disappointed.
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I'm on a Baldur's Gate 2 kick right now. I haven't seen a good party based, DnD style game in forever.
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Is this a joke thread? Those aren't very good games Samp.
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Playing Chrono Cross for the first time tonight.
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quote:
Originally posted by T:man:
Is this a joke thread? Those aren't very good games Samp.

what??
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quote:
Originally posted by T:man:
Is this a joke thread? Those aren't very good games Samp.

Them's fightin' words.
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I am finally playing through Dead Space 2 right now and I am in love with how gruesome and unforgiving this game is. Outside of particular minigames (rocketing through open space, maneuvering through space station debris with their own momentum) I have only died twice, the cinematics for both were so creepy that I do whatever I can to not die again. Not many games inspire such fear of death.

I can't wait to play Dead Space 3.

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I notice you didn't include Mass Effect 3... [Wink] .

I don't think there's another series that comes close to topping that one for me. KotOR (the first one) was a similarly enjoyable gaming experience.

I'm in the midst of Skyrim and Borderlands 2 at the moment, with a little bit of Bastion (I know, I'm late to the party) on the side.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:

Do you find you can actually play the guitar on your own after playing Rocksmith? [/QUOTE]

Yes. I'd say the learning curve is much faster than a traditional teacher. Since it's adaptive, it throws stuff at you in a way that keeps you moving, keeps you challenged. You're not just repeating a single song over and over -- you're constantly adapting, trying to find notes, use techniques, and play new songs.

Most of my guitar friends are amazed by my progress.

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I have become a newly-minted Fire Emblem fan with the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening. I have not been this hooked on a game since Minecraft.
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The Black Pearl
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Dead Space 2 is great. 2011 was an effortless year to be a gamer.
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Kingdom of Loathing
Realm of the Mad God
and my most recent time killer--Jigidi--jigsaw puzzles.

All of them fit in my budget--being Free to Play.
All of them gore free--though KoL is not quite "Family Friendly"

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----WARNING----

Realm of the Mad God is addictive, partly due to the fact that there is no respawn. When you die, your character is just plain dead. You have to make and level a new one. Every. Single. Time.

http://www.realmofthemadgod.com/

It plays on your browser. I hope you have loads of free time to waste.

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Wolfenstein 3d is excellent.
X-Wing and Tie Fighter are both wonderful.

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quote:
Originally posted by umberhulk:
Playing Chrono Cross for the first time tonight.

I'm sorry.
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The Black Pearl
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I actually didn't.
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quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
Have you played Aliens: Colonial Marines already? I thought it looked cool, but it's been getting absolutely absymal critical reviews. I'd be interested to hear what your experience has been.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E7sXMHCzoCo
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The Black Pearl
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I think I used to have that exact keyboard.

**** Gearbox.

Started Chrono Cross. Great music and art, but man, early 3D models age like crap. (while early 2d sprites always look appealing to me).

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The Black Pearl
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
Have you played Aliens: Colonial Marines already? I thought it looked cool, but it's been getting absolutely absymal critical reviews. I'd be interested to hear what your experience has been.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E7sXMHCzoCo
also

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8Bux14MOpx4#!

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quote:
Originally posted by umberhulk:
I think I used to have that exact keyboard.

**** Gearbox.

Started Chrono Cross. Great music and art, but man, early 3D models age like crap. (while early 2d sprites always look appealing to me).

The music in Chrono Cross is lightyears ahead of music even in today's games.
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Best recent songs imo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqEAstcYJQQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HpyOkKWpCM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbyqMdRS09w

[ February 17, 2013, 01:59 AM: Message edited by: umberhulk ]

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I love Rocksmith. It makes learning fun, and changes it around. I haven't played very much, but when I have it is a blast.

And yes, it uses a real guitar, and teaches you to play it. [Big Grin]

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I can't tell what's sarcasm and what is sincerity in this thread.

I feel like a roach in Alvin's room...

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I'm playing Skyrim again for lack of things to do.

I recently played Ni No Kuni on the PS3. I drained about 80 hours into it. The game was remarkable and truly a masterpiece JRPG experience. I loved it.

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The Black Pearl
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It's good. I wouldn't say it's a masterpiece.
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quote:
Originally posted by umberhulk:
It's good. I wouldn't say it's a masterpiece.

Blue Dragon had the makings of a masterpiece, but I would only say it was good.

The soundtrack was wonderful. Not quite Chrono Cross, but getting there.

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For those interested,

Blue Dragon OST. All of it.

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Can't say I ever played Blue Dragon. The art style reminded me way too much of Dragonball Z. How's the story in that game?
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The art style should remind you of Dragonball Z, it's the same artist. The story is pretty standard JRPG faire. The cinematics are beautifully rendered, the music is memorable, it's difficult, and it kept my attention well enough that I actually beat it. A feat many Final Fantasy games have been unable to accomplish.
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Just rediscovered Cave and the battle theme, both from Blue Dragon.

I don't know why Final Fantasy has gone so tame with its battle themes, but they need to find composers who make the painful torment of JRPG leveling just a little bit, dare I say, enjoyable?

edit: Cave is just fantastic setting music.

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Kwea and Aros -

Does it get you to a level where you can play songs without the game in front of you?

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I think a lot of modern game-composers still create a great synergy and relationship between the music and what I'm doing on screen; but less of them, in my opinion, are playlist-worthy. The modern Persona soundtracks are fantastic in game, but **** them in a playlist. I think some of the best music right now is coming from the indie scene actually, and from the general resurgence of puzzle games.

But anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDpPMu8EApg

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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
quote:
Originally posted by T:man:
Is this a joke thread? Those aren't very good games Samp.

what??
quote:
City of Heroes
There, I picked out the good game on that list.

(Though I haven't played Magic Encyclopedia, or Iron Sky Invasion)

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your missing out!!
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quote:
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Kwea and Aros -

Does it get you to a level where you can play songs without the game in front of you?

It gets you to whatever level you want. I honestly believe it could get you to the level where you could play in a band within a year, given enough dedication.
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Well, I can say my formative environment for video game music was way awesomer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi7Z7D58gj8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_f6db04gvs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4imbtjey-aQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBc1diCuu4E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU-jc13oYMY

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Really loved that first one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sX3fjpkFwk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOuVKxzW4Do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsFneammzHI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnYUpawQre4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euRaT0V5bSk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsz0UIRs-J4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XAA64XK1Gc

[ February 19, 2013, 12:17 PM: Message edited by: umberhulk ]

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Just beat Metal Gear Rising. It's really fun to parry all the crazy stuff that enemies throw at you, and the four bosses at the end of the game are outstanding. The last boss of the game is a freaking douchebag.

It also leaves you in the dark about a lot of nuances. They aren't complicated at all, but you have to freestyle it a bit to realize that the other stuff that's there.

The free run is a little dumb. I hated the left-stick quick-time-event that you had to do when stunned. Some of the locations are too grey. There's fights you're supposed to lose (laaame). Still though, it's pretty fun.

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I still get this one stuck in my head now and then:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6L6MhSgpgo

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLojfoC-dXg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxiIyDy_6nE

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