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Massive Damage on the DS, Courtesy Atlus
« on: July 25, 2006, 08:21:02 PM »
Even the upcoming RPG Contact is making fun of Sony's E3 press conference.

Games blogger and 1up staffer Jeremy Parish recently received a review copy of the ostentatious DS RPG Contact from Atlus, and was surprised to find this:    


MASSIVE DAMAGE    


It may be a low blow by Atlus' localization staff, and its certainly a joke that only internet-savvy gamers would understand, but it fits the game's tongue-in-cheek self-referential style seen at E3. Atlus is apparently going for high art in execution while still keeping things light and fresh, which will keep the Earthbound comparisons rolling until people actually play the game.

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RE: Massive Damage on the DS, Courtesy Atlus
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 09:19:09 PM »
I beleive all games should have GIANT ENEMY CRABS within them.  It should be mandated as law.  I don't care if this creates delays.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 10:03:17 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 04:40:58 AM »
Is this really a joke, or just a coincidence?  He could be telling the main character the obvious - and it's not uncommon in games - to hit one's weak point for MASSIVE DAMAGE.

If, however, it was while fighting a GIANT ENEMY CRAB, then we could be more sure.  Not sure how you could fit the IT'S RIDGE RACER in there, but if it has REAL-TIME WEAPON CHANGE they should mention that too.

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 05:05:50 AM »
is this game baed on HISTORIC JAPANESE BATTLES?
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 05:09:38 AM »
Now I remember.  lol.  Parody games are fun.  Especially when they sneak into places you didn't think they be.  (Like the Rangers in Super Mario RPG)
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 06:23:36 AM »
Only if the doctor is now called "Dr. Ken".
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 06:41:31 AM »
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RE: Massive Damage on the DS, Courtesy Atlus
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2006, 08:01:51 AM »
I laughed as much as I did when I saw the load screen from Gundam Annihilation that says in the game hints section "RIIIIIIIIDGE RACER!"

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 08:09:57 AM »
It's funny.

The PS3 is turning out to be the joke that I was initially afraid "Wii" would become.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2006, 09:46:50 AM »
Can anyone think of a game that is based on a game, i.e. u play as a character that plays in a game or something similar.

The only ones i can think of are:

Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced
Baten Kaitos (only becuz u are a spirit or whatever in the game)
MegaMan Battle Network (sorta becuz of the net world and the real world)
Eternal Darkness (...well its more like u play as a character that is playing through a book:confused
Viewtiful Joe (sort of cuz u play a character who plays in a movie world?)

Either way i think none of these have made the concept as compelling as Contact so im definitely(hah didn't use "defiantly" :thumbsup keeping an eye on it.  

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2006, 10:06:54 AM »
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I laughed as much as I did when I saw the load screen from Gundam Annihilation that says in the game hints section "RIIIIIIIIDGE RACER!"
LOL I have to see that one XD


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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2006, 12:17:01 PM »
I don't get it.  Can someone explain it to me?
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2006, 12:27:28 PM »
Watch the PS3 E3 stuff.  KDR you need to link those screens if you can.
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2006, 12:39:03 PM »
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I don't get it.  Can someone explain it to me?
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2006, 04:03:00 PM »
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Can anyone think of a game that is based on a game, i.e. u play as a character that plays in a game or something similar.


Like when I play Animal Crossing in my basement, and in the game, my character is in his basement playing video games?

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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2006, 04:24:46 PM »
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It neglects to mention the most revolutionary thing offered by the PS3: Real-time weapon switching.

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2006, 04:32:12 AM »
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Watch the PS3 E3 stuff.  KDR you need to link those screens if you can.


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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2006, 08:04:06 AM »
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Is this really a joke, or just a coincidence?  He could be telling the main character the obvious - and it's not uncommon in games - to hit one's weak point for MASSIVE DAMAGE.

If it were "just the obvious" then that smug, little smiley wouldn't be there...
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2006, 08:26:13 AM »
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Is this really a joke, or just a coincidence?  He could be telling the main character the obvious - and it's not uncommon in games - to hit one's weak point for MASSIVE DAMAGE.

If it were "just the obvious" then that smug, little smiley wouldn't be there...
Ithink that that isn't a smiley but a button
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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2006, 10:28:20 PM »
I think they'd have phrased it differently had they not intended to allude to that quote.

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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2006, 01:38:03 PM »
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Originally posted by: ShaolinKilla
Can anyone think of a game that is based on a game, i.e. u play as a character that plays in a game or something similar.

The only ones i can think of are:

Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced
Baten Kaitos (only becuz u are a spirit or whatever in the game)
MegaMan Battle Network (sorta becuz of the net world and the real world)
Eternal Darkness (...well its more like u play as a character that is playing through a book:confused
Viewtiful Joe (sort of cuz u play a character who plays in a movie world?)

Either way i think none of these have made the concept as compelling as Contact so im definitely(hah didn't use "defiantly" :thumbsup keeping an eye on it.


Wario Ware, for sure.