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The Currently Playing Thread / Recently Finished Thread
« on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 05:25:31 PM »
So yeah, what the heck are all y'all gamers playing currently....?

EDIT:
MyD is currently playing Dungeon Siege 2 and X3: Reunion.
« Last Edit: Sunday, July 06, 2008, 01:11:55 PM by MysterD »

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #1 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 06:00:20 PM »
I started playing Enchanted Arms and realized it was the worst and unintentionally most homoerotic game RPG ever made.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #2 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 06:04:49 PM »
Yeah, that one looked a bit spooky to me.  Didn't get very good reviews, either.

I'm playing Dead Rising (yes, still), Kameo: Elements of Power, and Dead or Alive 4, all for Xbox 360.  Who'd have thought?  With the PC out of commission gaming-wise until I get off my lazy ass and fix this whole HDD thing, that's really all I've got that I care to play.  I plan to pick up Okami at some point, and I really want to get my hands on Loco Roco as well, but those are future plans.  For now I'm enjoying the three games I'm playing quite a lot, and I plan to review all three for the site.  The Dead Rising review I just finished today.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #3 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 06:12:16 PM »
Yeah, that one looked a bit spooky to me.  Didn't get very good reviews, either.

I'm playing Dead Rising (yes, still), Kameo: Elements of Power, and Dead or Alive 4, all for Xbox 360.  Who'd have thought?  With the PC out of commission gaming-wise until I get off my lazy ass and fix this whole HDD thing, that's really all I've got that I care to play.  I plan to pick up Okami at some point, and I really want to get my hands on Loco Roco as well, but those are future plans.  For now I'm enjoying the three games I'm playing quite a lot, and I plan to review all three for the site.  The Dead Rising review I just finished today.

Oooh...MyD can't wait for your Dead Rising review. :)

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #4 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 06:14:11 PM »
I am currently play Ikaruga.

I can't pick up any other game and have much fun with it.  Oblivion is fun in short bursts, but now that I've done my guild's quests, there isn't that much I want to do with my character anymore.

Counter-strike bores me after like 10 minutes.  I just finished FEAR too.

I miss WoW.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #5 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 06:15:55 PM »
Did you finish all the different guild quests in Oblivion?  You can really go through all of them as any given character if you know what you're doing.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #6 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 06:22:07 PM »
I was playing Madden 07 and Dead Rising, but my brother took his 360 back to school.  I have God of War and Shadow of the Colossus.  But they are both still in the shrink wrap as my PS2 is broke and I don't want to pay $130 for a new one.

How much does it cost to get one repaired?

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #7 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 08:23:06 PM »
I just finished Xenosaga Episode III last week so I've jumped back into Star Wars Galaxies at the moment.  I am probably going to rent Okami when that comes out and am considering getting Guitar Hero or possibly Disgaea 2 when I get my next paycheck.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #8 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 08:40:29 PM »
I started playing Enchanted Arms and realized it was the worst and unintentionally most homoerotic game RPG ever made.


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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #9 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 08:41:47 PM »
That guy looks like Joe Torre.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #10 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 11:03:04 PM »
That's who it is!  I totally couldn't place it.

Oh, and I've been playing Front Mission 3.  Thinking of playing Crono Cross again as well.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #11 on: Monday, September 11, 2006, 11:15:17 PM »
Disgaea 2. Loving it.

And I plan on picking up "Okami" next week. So, thats up next.
No! I don't want a f**king guide!

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 09:19:45 AM »
I've just gone back to playing Half-Life 2 singleplayer mods. I'm playing SMOD: Tactical (basically the same old HL2 campaign except with a few tactical based changes to the gameplay). And I'm going through "Coastline to Atmosphere" which is turning out to be a very well done SP campaign. I think it took the guy a year to put it together.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 08:42:52 PM »
Currently playing Metroid Prime on the GC and enjoying it. Man it feels good to post something in this thread.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #14 on: Friday, September 15, 2006, 01:54:38 PM »
I got the El Matador demo, but it was so full of bugs and it wouldn't start properly. However I found El Matador on the torrents, and I gave it a shot. Wow, that game sucks. It's basically Max Payne without quality + cheesy 80's movie drug story + crap graphics + terrible gameplay. Other than that it's pretty much a cheap rip-off of Max Payne. It really feels incomplete too.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #15 on: Friday, September 15, 2006, 03:02:23 PM »
Hahaha, great review X.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #16 on: Friday, September 15, 2006, 08:09:42 PM »
Hahaha, great review X.
Hehe well I didn't feel too articulate at the time. The game is so bad it shocked my conscious mind. The game's interface is pretty buggy too. If you don't save (quicksave is the only manual saving option), you'll have to go back to the main menu and load an autosave or start the level over, and the autosaves are pretty far apart as well. I don't this game even deserves a worthwhile review.

Ungh, I'm so dismayed with the developer's work on this game. It looked promising in the development stage.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 08:41:56 AM »
Currently playing:  Company of Heroes

Pretty awesome so far.  Kind of taxes my system.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 10:29:36 AM »
Just ordered Psychonauts and have been waiting for that to get here.
And otherwise, been playing a little Dirge of Cerberus.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 01:35:35 PM »
Currently still playing Dungeon Siege 2.

At the Final Battle w/ Valdis.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 03:10:25 PM »
Currently still playing Dungeon Siege 2.

At the Final Battle w/ Valdis.

That was one annoying battle!

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 03:16:59 PM »
. . . Man it feels good to post something in this thread.

Same here!

Okami for me.  Just started today.  Yummy!


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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #22 on: Monday, September 25, 2006, 04:45:02 PM »
Currently playing Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.

This is a fun one, to say the least -- feels like part GTA: SA (w/ the tagging walls and areas), part Prince of Persia (jumpnig around and stuff), and part Double Dragon (beat 'em up game).

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #23 on: Monday, September 25, 2006, 06:46:47 PM »
I seem to remember that getting some pretty awful reviews.  I have no interest in it either way.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #24 on: Monday, September 25, 2006, 08:25:47 PM »
I seem to remember that getting some pretty awful reviews.  I have no interest in it either way.

It got an 8.4 from G-Spot:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/marceckosgettingup/review.html?page=2

Best played w/ a gamepad, if you ask me...


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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #25 on: Monday, September 25, 2006, 08:52:38 PM »
Getting Up is not too bad. I agree you definitely need a joypad to really enjoy it. I remember playing a while back, but I eventually got bored. It is a quality game though.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 01:39:25 PM »
Getting Up is not too bad. I agree you definitely need a joypad to really enjoy it.
It's annoying you can't even reconfigure the KB/mouse controls.

The joypad controls are fine.

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I remember playing a while back, but I eventually got bored.
I ain't got bored....yet, hehe....

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It is a quality game though.
Agreed.

The voice-acting, presentation, and the licensed music is very good.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 02:53:34 PM »
Playing Dirge of Cerberus and Madden 07, which my roomate bought. I laughed because he has 06, and he bought 07 thinking it would be so much better. It's literally the exact same game with a few new bullshit things thrown in. It amazes me that people would buy the new game every year. I guess it just shows the importance of marketing.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 03:41:46 PM »
Yeah, my friend bought FIFA 06 the day it was released, roughly a couple of months later FIFA World Cup 06 came out and he bough that too! It's only been a few months and FIFA 07 is coming out in a week, and he's already lining up for it. I mean I can understand the "collector's" nature, but seriously buying the "same" game three times is too much.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 05:35:48 PM »
What do you Dirge of Cerberus players think of it?  The reviews have been awful, and from what I've seen they seem completely legitimate.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 05:52:47 PM »
I've only played a few minutes of it so far, but it seems fairly elementary to me, even considering that I picked the hard mode for "seasoned fps players". It has pretty cutscenes  :) The concept is kinda cool, but so far it seems like they could have done a lot more with it. Also very linear. 

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 08:17:06 PM »
I need a PC game to play. Ideally I'd love a Ninja game, but they're friggin' imposible to find. I went out hunting for I-Ninja (by Namco), since I heard it was released on PC too, but it's nowhere to be found. And since I have no PS2 anymore, I'm limited to PC titles.

I've replayed MGS2 way too many times, but that's the kinda game I feel like playing. I need a stealth, action, platform, or general ass-kicking game.

Any suggestions?

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 09:14:33 PM »
Okami.

Oh, right.  You don't have a PS2.

Well, you could always... go buy another one!  Trust me, it's worth it.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 09:32:43 PM »
Hehe well, my nbrother just bought one, sweet deal, but he's on the other side of the planet right now. I'll be there soon, but until then I really need an action/stealth game fix.

I've been playing Ninja Gaiden on SNES, Shinobi on the Megadrive (Genesis), and Bushido Blade 2 on PSX. Thank God for emulators. I actually have some PS2 and Xbox games, which I got when I actually had the consoles.

I really wish there was a working PS2 or Xbox emulator already! It's taking forever!

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 10:52:24 PM »
I too am currently looking for new games to play, but nearly nothing out on the PC interests me enough to warrant a purchase.

All I'm playing is FEAR's multiplayer, which is pretty fun, and like 5-30 minutes of counter-strike before I stop.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 11:11:13 PM »
I need a PC game to play. Ideally I'd love a Ninja game, but they're friggin' imposible to find. I went out hunting for I-Ninja (by Namco), since I heard it was released on PC too, but it's nowhere to be found. And since I have no PS2 anymore, I'm limited to PC titles.

I've replayed MGS2 way too many times, but that's the kinda game I feel like playing. I need a stealth, action, platform, or general ass-kicking game.

Any suggestions?

MGS3?

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 12:14:51 AM »
MGS3?
I wish, but it hasn't been released for PC. I doubt they'll bring this one to PC, but one can always hope.

I'd go for some Splinter Cell, but I've finished the 3 games several times over.

Come to think of it, I'd really love to play The Two Thrones right about now, but I'm not gonna buy it because of stupid StarForce. Besides, I'd rather wait for a trilogy pack. I'm really looking forward to Assassin's Creed too.

Man, why aren't there many (or ANY) Ninja games for PC! Somebody needs to make a "The Last Ninja" revival, with up-to-date graphics and bad-ass gameplay.

Ungh, my gaming itch is getting worse by the minute.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 12:26:01 AM »
You buy Okami. Now.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 12:33:30 PM »
I just watched the 30 minute Gamespot Live Review of MGS3, and this game really really needs to make it to PC! Especially considering the multiplayer aspect it has!

I'm currently downlaoding the Okami video review.. Based on the screenshots the game's visuals look really intriguing! I doubt the screenshots do it much justice too, I need to see it in action.

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Re: The Currently Playing Thread
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 05:43:21 PM »
You really do.  And not just that, you have to play it.  It isn't mind-blowing in any particular sense, but the way everything comes together is truly magical.

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