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Rate The Last Game You Played
« on: September 12, 2009, 06:43:58 PM »
In drive by fashion, this thread is a place to toss up a quick review for the last game you played.  Whether you played it 5 mins, or 5 months, toss it out there and let the developer know how you felt.  Hell, you can even throw demos in here, just make sure to specify.  I'll start:

PS3 - Los Angeles Club Midnight - 3/5
Though the graphics and controls were nice, the overall experience just felt booooring.  Nothing new for me.  But a solid game for fans of thug racing.  I only rented it b/c Batman was all gone.
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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 06:50:08 PM »
Silent Hill (via PSN download on PS3) - 2/10.  I'm amazed this game ever got a sequel, let alone ones as good as Silent Hills 2; 3; 4; and Homecoming.  Even lousier combat than is typical for the series, incredibly confusing progression, pseudo-biblical and paper-thin story that suddenly gets...not explained at all in the final 5 minutes of the game, bizarre and nonsensical cast of monsters, incredibly obtuse puzzles, and elements just strange for the series like your radio-emitting a telephone ring instead of a radio crackle.  O_o  Still really good atmosphere and sound, though.  Well, the series had to start somewhere...

I actually just put down my pre-order for Shattered Memories today, because I figure however bad that game is it can't be as bad as the original.
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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 06:57:00 PM »
The Beatles: Rock Band - PS3

10/10

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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 07:47:43 PM »
Wolfenstein - PC

7/10

Solid gameplay and nicely done graphics, especially in comparison to what we're used to seeing from Id's Tech4 engine. That said, the paranormal elements were surprisingly scarce and the regenerative health (ala Halo and Call of Duty) made the game far too easy. The HUB area was squandered by not really having much to do, and the opposing factions weren't played up enough (both negative steaming from the lack of side missions, I believe). The ending was pretty lame too. Hans Grosse should have simply been a sub-boss, and we should have fought him in a level akin to his from Wolfenstein 3D. That said, a good handful of the environments were interesting, and the combat was solid. I really wish that I could have turned my mouse sensitivity up a lot higher however. Also, next time Raven makes a game, they should leave all of the dumbed-down console **** out. The menus were especially bad about this.
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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 08:02:56 PM »
Virtual Valerie - PC

#/10

It's old, but i can do almost anything I want.

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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 08:28:35 PM »
Mario Kart Wii

8/10

Enjoyable, unpredictable gameplay, but lacking in presentation and modes.

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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009, 10:04:19 PM »
My memories of Silent Hill are clouded by nostalgia, so it'll be interesting to catch up with it. I'm saving this one for the airplane to London, when I have no other choice. Well, besides Mario & Luigi 3 or FlipNote.

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 10:18:22 PM »
Rock Band 2 - 9.5/10
It would be a perfect game if it had Expert+ like GH Metallica and the newer games.
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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2009, 12:27:55 AM »
I won't count Blueberry Garden because I didn't play it so much as laughed about the absolutely inexcusable performance on my system before Alt-f4'ing it.

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA! A Reckless Disregard For Gravity (PC)

Plain, simple fun with a really random sense of humour. Some levels aren't as interesting as others and sometimes the feedback on how well you're doing is a bit lacking but all that goes out of the window when you're again trying to avoid smashing your face on a girder while flipping some protestors off and defacing a government building.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2009, 12:30:58 AM »
Muramasa: 8/10

I'm impressed so far, the visuals are absolutely stunning and the fighting mechanics are lots of fun. I only dock it because each world tends reuse assets section to section.
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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 01:41:48 PM »
Double Dragon II NES

Every since I gave away my Wii, I've been backlogging all my old games that I've never been able to beat. Double Dragon II was one of them.

There's a lot of things to like about this game. First of all, it can be hilarious. Second of all, once you figure out how to pull of moves like the tiger knee or the uppercut, things become a lot more interesting.

But there's also a lot to hate about this game and it all stems from one game-breaking mechanic: jumping. I hate this game sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much because of the stupid platforming elements. I can beat the **** out of dagger throwing ninjas, dual sword wielding soldiers, terminator looking motherfuckers, and even texas chainsaw super men, but I CAN"T JUMP ONTO THIS STUPID FUCKING DISAPPEARING PLATFORM. This isn't mario, this isn't a game about jumping. It's a game about beating the **** out of everyone on screen.

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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2009, 12:30:47 AM »
Air Raid

I think it's awesome but if I didn't think that I would hardly be making it, right?

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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 10:55:51 AM »
Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure - 8/10

It's a pretty good 2D action-platformer mixed with Planet Puzzle League.  What's not to like?  Gets pretty darn difficult near the end (I'm currently stuck on the final boss).

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#/10

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009, 12:40:43 PM »
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (PC)

Got it for 5€ so I figured I could take the risk with a tactical shooter, so far I get the shooter part but teammates seem fairly unnecessary so far because I can kill enemies way faster just by manually shooting them than by hoping they'll finally hit one. Even alone it's mostly just being careful and spotting enemies quickly. One shot kills an enemy (even if it's just to the hand or something) so it's fairly easy.

Of course I'm not very far yet so that will probably change later on.

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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2009, 07:21:07 AM »
StarFox Command: 5/10

I'd actually rate this game under StarFox Assault..
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2009, 03:51:50 PM »
StarFox Command: 5/10

I'd actually rate this game under StarFox Assault..

Wow someone who agrees with me that StarFox Command was pretty average, I found it horrific to control, not to mention extremely bland and repetitive. The open worlds had promise but they had little variety.
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Re: Rate The Last Game You Played
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2009, 04:11:47 PM »
StarFox Command: 5/10

I'd actually rate this game under StarFox Assault..

Wow someone who agrees with me that StarFox Command was pretty average, I found it horrific to control, not to mention extremely bland and repetitive. The open worlds had promise but they had little variety.

Ditto here as well.  I did really like the Strategy portion of the game.  Pity the actual shooting action is such a chore to control and so painfully uninteresting as well as boasting a completely arbitrary time limit.
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2009, 04:31:22 PM »
StarFox Command: 5/10

I'd actually rate this game under StarFox Assault..

Wow someone who agrees with me that StarFox Command was pretty average, I found it horrific to control, not to mention extremely bland and repetitive. The open worlds had promise but they had little variety.

Ditto here as well.  I did really like the Strategy portion of the game.  Pity the actual shooting action is such a chore to control and so painfully uninteresting as well as boasting a completely arbitrary time limit.

Yeah the strategy element was fun but everything did go down the drain pretty fast when you went into the battle arena.
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2009, 09:03:52 PM »
PS3 - Dirt 2 - 4/5

Fun, flashy, gritty.  However, at the end of the day, nothing really too new to see here.  Just a very well crafted off road racer.
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2009, 04:27:56 AM »
Saints Row 2 (PC)

The framerate is total arse (AFAIK reviews complained that you can't get a decent framerate with any reasonable system) and the controls are questionable. It's a very fun game but the framerate hurts the controls at times (e.g. when steering a car) though the gun aiming seems to work well with the mouse, I have no difficulty headshotting car drivers. I know the PC port is shoddy, that's why I only paid 5€ for it. At that price it was worth the risk.

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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2009, 05:32:22 AM »
StarFox Command: 5/10

I'd actually rate this game under StarFox Assault..

Wow someone who agrees with me that StarFox Command was pretty average, I found it horrific to control, not to mention extremely bland and repetitive. The open worlds had promise but they had little variety.

Ditto here as well.  I did really like the Strategy portion of the game.  Pity the actual shooting action is such a chore to control and so painfully uninteresting as well as boasting a completely arbitrary time limit.

Yeah the strategy element was fun but everything did go down the drain pretty fast when you went into the battle arena.

Exactly. The strategy element held promise and made sense as an edition to the gameplay, considering the storyline, but the biggest problem is it took precedent over what makes StarFox games what they are; shooting down bogies and flying through space obstacle courses! Add that with the terribly uncomfortable control system* and the fact that all stages are "all-range" stages (oh and the fan-fic that they called a storyline) and this StarFox was just a dud.

I actually thought about making a new StarFox Wii discussion topic when I noticed the last one (rumoured NP thread) was locked, but I'd be afraid I'd just end up ranting about how bland this game was. It did some things right, but for every step forward there were two steps back until you ended up just kinda stuck in the middle.. hence the average score.

*One note about the controls; Using a Comfort Stylus (the bendable rubbery ones) makes the game a little more comfortable to control, but not much. With one of those wrapped around your thumb in a certain way, you can control it as if you were using an analog stick, but more importantly lets you distribute the weight of the DS evenly in your hands, as opposed to letting one hand hold it up to hit the fire button while the second hand hovers over the screen with a normal stylus. You'll cramp less this way, and it makes playing thru this EPICLY SHORT GAME just a little more bearable.

The only trade off the controls had was that because of the games hard-on for all-range levels, you didn't need to manauver all that much to avoid enemy fire/flying in to ****. The most manauvering you had to do was fly through those red gates two destroy missiles and motherships. Just imagine how much you'd have to slide your stylus around if the game played anything like the first 2 star fox titles? Again, this is something that took away a series staple.

Better luck next time, I hope.
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2009, 07:06:15 AM »
MS Gundam: MS Sensen 0079 (Wii)

A pretty nice FPS for the Wii, the beamsaber fighting is just pure waggle due to the way the game interprets the input though (you pretty much have to swing the Wiimote before you can swing the actual sword again to continue a combo, it queues those inputs up) and almost all the heavy weapons have too little ammo (except for the megacannons on the Zeon amphib mechs, those things deal out death like it's on sale). The cost balancing is a bit questionable too (why does the Gelgoog cost 145 points without a weapon when you can just take the Z'Gok for 85 and it comes with dual beam guns and a crapload of ammo while any beam weapon would run you an additional 25+ points with the Gelgoog and be depleted after the first 3-4 enemies you fight?) and the game has an epic hard on for escort missions but it's still pretty fun.

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2009, 07:41:23 AM »
KDR, you're playing so many games right now i don't understand how you have the time to post about them on the forums :P
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2009, 09:17:28 AM »
It's easy, semester break.

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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2009, 11:09:42 AM »
Droplitz (PC)

More or less my go-to casual puzzle game. It's a LOT of fun but extremely badly made, it'll freeze my PC quite often (after requiring a workaround to even START), the last two times after using the freeze powerup... I've heard from plenty of people who couldn't even get it to run at all.