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Geist Review Talkback
« on: August 14, 2005, 03:52:26 PM »
This is a talkback thread for the Geist Review

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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005, 04:38:26 PM »
Cool review, the game sounds like i'd have a LOT of fun just playing around, possessing things for lol and finding ways of scaring people. Along with a solid multiplayer this game sounds like a buy to me
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Cons:
# Too easy

Is there a harder difficulty you unlock after beating the game?

Is there an option to change the controls so you aim with the control stick rather than the c-stick? In Timesplitters 2 I couldn't stand aiming with the c-stick, but when I changed around the c-stick and control stick it was much better.

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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005, 04:59:53 PM »
Nice review...

"Pros:
# Scaring and possession is a blast
# Interesting story
# Fun multiplayer
# Point of view animations

Cons:
# Too easy
# AI isn’t very smart
# C-stick makes for shaky aiming"

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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2005, 05:45:58 PM »
Good to hear it's better than N-Space's other GC game, Mary Kate and Ash Face Go Driving For Hamburgers or whatever it was.

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RE:Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2005, 05:47:18 PM »
Yes, you can alter the controls to swap the sticks. There's also a control set that lets the game control like Metroid Prime.

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2005, 06:22:32 PM »
Did you also have problems playing TS2 with "shaky"ness or is it just the game?
Before aiming with C-stick in Ts2 was pretty good

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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2005, 06:59:45 PM »
Good to hear about the controls.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2005, 08:17:29 PM »
NIce review.  Sounds like a very interesting game.  

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2005, 08:26:51 PM »
"There's also a control set that lets the game control like Metroid Prime."

There is? How come I haven't heard this in those reviews that bash the controls?
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RE:Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2005, 05:37:50 AM »
Sounds about like what I had expected.  I'd say I'll check it out, but that would be a lie, because I don't get along with the first person shooter genre and this sounds closer to it than Metroid Prime.
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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2005, 06:36:05 AM »
This is the first FPS that's really intrigued me since NOLF (PC). Thanks for the review. I was having doubts about the game but it seems to have turned out like I expected; a FPS that's different, and may have some flaws as a result. Which is fine with me. I might pick this up on release.
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RE:Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2005, 07:15:29 AM »
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"There's also a control set that lets the game control like Metroid Prime."

There is? How come I haven't heard this in those reviews that bash the controls?


Perhaps most of the reviews that bash the Geist controls bashed Prime's controls as well?
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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2005, 10:27:24 AM »
Does the MP control mode have lock-on?

Probably why if not.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2005, 11:26:53 AM »
"There's also a control set that lets the game control like Metroid Prime."

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RE:Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2005, 07:24:04 PM »
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Did you also have problems playing TS2 with "shaky"ness or is it just the game?
Before aiming with C-stick in Ts2 was pretty good


The FPS part of the game controls almost identical to TS2: not a bad thing, if you ask me.


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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2005, 10:28:00 PM »
Let me clarify: don't think "metroid prime controls" for that scheme, think "Goldeneye N64 default controls".  I'd imagine it works well in Ghosty Adventure mode, but not practical in FPS mode.  I use Leftstick-Aim, Rightstick-Movement.
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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2005, 10:53:03 PM »
The thought of N64 control configs for an FPS repels me.

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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2005, 07:15:12 PM »
I want to personally thank Mike for not being an inbred goon with this review, you touched on the right aspects for the right amount of time.  Your descriptions of the multiplayer modes have pretty much convinced me to pick up Geist instead of Advanced Wars DS and/or Nintendogs as my next purchase.

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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2005, 05:11:29 AM »
This game rocks, by the way...
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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2005, 05:40:03 AM »
Man, imagine if REGGIE was a possible host in this game.

You'd be unstoppable.

Hell, you'd have quite a fight trying to *get in*.
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RE: Geist Review Talkback
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2005, 06:56:01 AM »
How would you scare him?

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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2005, 07:00:52 AM »
Yeah, I'd think he'd just get really mad...Then you'd be in trouble!
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