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post #1 of 11197
Thread Starter 
hate to bring up every freaking thread to the top just to add a miniscule blurb on shit I'm having fun with. I couldn't find the other thread we did last year:

The Chronicles of Riddick (PC): Making the jump from the x-box wasn't so painful, given how intuitive the controls were. Jesus, seeing the wonderful things they managed to do in higher resolutions is amazing. Presently my shooter of choice for the week.

Half-Life 2: finally finished it the other night. Need to find some time to play through it again...after tracking down some of the cool bind tricks to get the most out of the physics in the game.

Far Cry: getting my ass beat down on realistic mode. I'm only at the sunken japanese carrier and it's murder.

been a week since I devoted some time to any rpgs...my characters in Morrowind and Vampire are lonely.

My non-locked out canucks are still on their winning streak. 24-0 in all star mode in Sega's NHL 2k5

GTA Vice City. Trying to pull off the mini-helicopter mission, bringing down a building, was just crippling. I'd gladly trade in both pc versions for the x-box editions.

No One Lives Forever 2: Just installed it. Will give it some much needed love after I'm done with Riddick.
post #2 of 11197
I'm still enthralled completely with Resident Evil 4. Also still playing Lotr the Third Age, with a bit of Xmen Legends thrown in for good measure.
post #3 of 11197
I just copied and pasted my list from another recent thread:

Ace Combat 5 - great fun, but some silly Japanese-isms need to be shitcanned.
Ratchet 3 - actually finished first playthrough, but it's still too much fun to stop playing.
Rome: Total War - doubt I'll get very far, not a big RTS guy, and this was a gift.
Battle for Middle-Earth - see above.
Gothic 2 - Really great (and much overlooked) rpg.
Resident Evil 4 - I'm taking my time with this one, loving it too much.
Mechassault 2 - GODDAM FUCKING TURRET MISSION! Jesus Christ!
Mercenaries - polished off the first deck of cards, will get back to it soon.
Champions: Return to Arms - always fun when played with friends.
post #4 of 11197
Knights of the Old Republic II (Xbox): Just started, got the fuck off Peragus. Loving it, despite the shonky graphics.

Mercenaries (Xbox): Still plodding through this, though the buzz has worn off a tad. About a third of the way through, I think.

Half Life 2 (PC): I need to get back to this. My last save was just as the Strider's are introduced.

The Punisher (Xbox): Fun for a ten minute blast. Doubt I'll play it to the end, but I keep nipping back in for a few levels mindless slaughter.

Shadow of Rome (PS2): Goddam, the stealth sections of this game kill it stone dead. Too little hack and slash, way too much creeping around as the Roman version of Raiden and hiding in fucking pots.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (Xbox): Only a few levels in. Looks cute, but I don't really see why it's getting so much praise. It's lost a lot of the Oddworld charm.

Plus sundry other titles barely worth mentioning that I'm playing for work purposes. Legend of Kay, Spongebob the movie, that sort of thing.
post #5 of 11197
Just finished Lunar Legend for the GBA
Final Fantasy Dawn of Souls for the GBA (on FFI right now)
Wild Arms 3 for PS2
Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow for Xbox

Those are the ones I've been actually trying to get through in a realistic fashion.

Games I've been tinkering with, but not focussing on yet:
Phantom Brave for PS2
Pokemon Flame Red for the GBA
Devil May Cry 2 for PS2
Baten Kaitos for the Cube
post #6 of 11197
Winning Eleven 8 - Damn this is a great game. Consumes most of my gaming time. Sadly, no widescreen support.

NBA Street 3 - Slight improvement over the last one. Best if you're playing with friends.

Mercenaries - Finally broke down and got the component cables. Seeing this game in widescreen made me want to play thru it again.

Rise of Nations - My favorite RTS for the PC. Played when my wife is watching TV
post #7 of 11197
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Originally Posted by Dan Whitehead
Mercenaries (Xbox): Still plodding through this, though the buzz has worn off a tad. About a third of the way through, I think.
I hope my gushing posts weren't too much of an influence on your purchase (assuming you bought it). The lustre is starting to wear off for me too. I think a little more adventure-game-style plotting and interactivity would help this title out immensely. As it is, this is the kind of game I'll come back to after a few weeks and find myself having fun with again.
post #8 of 11197
Thread Starter 
still debating on whether to pick up Rome. I got a full plate of games as it is, but the demo was just too impressive to forget. I'm bad at managing cities; though I still played civ 2 like crazy way back when. I wonder if I'll get totally overwhelmed with having a big assed army at my command (like forgetting to use some units while playing with the cooler cats on the board - such as the eliphants).

Too bad Knights didn't get any graphical improvements for the pc translation. Birthday is coming up...so I'll end up getting it eventually. By then I should have some of the games I'm screwing around with finished.
post #9 of 11197
Resident Evil 4--Been distracted as hell since 4-2, hence why the non-clearedness....or something.
Burnout 3--On hold till I get the XBox version.
Ninja Gaiden--Fuck. You. Zombie. Archers.
Panzer Dragoon Orta--Good stuff
DOA 3--Just when I need to not think and relax.
Shenmue 2--P.S., thanks Nanoblech :-)
Halo/Halo 2--I thought I was finally really good, as I managed to kick the shit out of Legendary in Halo 1 within a week....doing pretty good tackling 2......then I realized, as my ass was swiftly sliced and served with truffles and a fine wine for the enjoyment of cackling little fuckers with level 5 ratings last night on XBox Live, that I've only played Halo in multiplayer twice.....3 years ago. I don't know maps. I don't know where shit is. The kills I have gotten were in swordfights, with random parties, and out of the grace of stealth.

In other words, I need practice.


Just got, haven't played yet:

KOTOR
Chronicles of Riddick (thank you, Blockbuster Buy 1, get one half off sale)
post #10 of 11197
Currently playing:

Medal of honor: pacific assault

on deck:

Deux Ex: Invisible War
Mercenaries
post #11 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacob Singer
I hope my gushing posts weren't too much of an influence on your purchase (assuming you bought it). The lustre is starting to wear off for me too. I think a little more adventure-game-style plotting and interactivity would help this title out immensely. As it is, this is the kind of game I'll come back to after a few weeks and find myself having fun with again.
Well, I did get a free copy as it happens but I would've bought it anyway - and not regretted it. It's still a damn fine action game, it just isn't quite as involved as it first seems.

My review of it is here, along with a bunch of others.
post #12 of 11197
RE4 - still can't get enough (4th play on regular, 5-1 on pro, beat Ada, working on Merc missions)
Gaiden - I pretty much have a constant game of this going
Oddworld - halfway through, losing (lost) interest for the most part
GTA:SA - started a new game after renting Menace II Society last week
post #13 of 11197
I only play 1 game at a time.

Currently Playing Shadow Hearts Covenant.


previous games: Jak and Daxter, MGSolid 3 Snakeeater
post #14 of 11197
Games currently playing:

RE4 (on my THIRD full play-through now, though I've had to start entirely from scratch as my memory card became corrupt and all my previous game saves are gone... that frickin' blows ).

Shadow of Rome (Like Dan, I find there is a bit too much of the stealth and it could use more hack n slash, but I am enjoying the game)

KOTOR 2 (I've finished the Xbox version in both Light and Darkside modes. Now, I am giving the PC version a whirl... gotta love the fact that there are fanboys out there who make mods)

Playboy: The Mansion (Disappointing, unless you have a fetish for rendered tits and not much else)

Half Life 2 (Been taking my time with this one)

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (Can't get myself to even play this anymore, much less finish it)

Fable (STILL have not finished my original game, though I return to it from time to time... my daughter is much further along than me).
post #15 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by mongycore
hate to bring up every freaking thread to the top just to add a miniscule blurb on shit I'm having fun with.
HEY!

In the rotation right now...

GTA: San Andreas- I had dropped this because I became OBSESSED with POP:Sands of Time but since I finished that, this is back in the loop.

Burnout 3- Yeah, it's great.

007: Everything or Nothing- I haven't played this for a few days but it's been fun going. I wish the Q spiderbots I'm using on the level right after I save Piefuckers Girlfriend had a weapon of some sort.

I feel bad that I haven't touched my new Gamecube games for weeks. The poor little box much feel neglected.
post #16 of 11197
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Originally Posted by gravedigger
007: Everything or Nothing- I haven't played this for a few days but it's been fun going. I wish the Q spiderbots I'm using on the level right after I save Piefuckers Girlfriend had a weapon of some sort.
If you're talking about the mansion, you're supposed to detonate the Q Spider as a distraction so the stairway will be clear when you get in through the attic.
post #17 of 11197
I just got a Gamecube, so my rotation contains a lot of older games, but here it is nonetheless:

Zelda: Windwaker
Viewtiful Joe
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Super Mario Sunshine (which is one of the most pure fun games I've ever played)

On Xbox:

Splinter Cell: PT (finally getting around to finishing it)
Mercenaries


Still need to get around to:

RE4
Metroid: Prime
KOTOR II (as soon as I buy it)
post #18 of 11197
I just busted out Wipeout 3. Exactly as fun as it was 5 years ago. This is one of my favorite series ever. Fusion is awesome, too.

Resident Evil 4 has been beaten. Going through the bonus stuff right now.

Metroid Prime 2 is about to be beaten. I'm near the end, at the stupid treasure hunt. Loving the final suit and the screw attack.

I'm about to head to the game store. I'll be grabbing Rid Dick PC, and searching for old PS1 stuff like Wipeout XL, Vagrant Story, Xenogears, or FF Collection+Chrono Trigger.
post #19 of 11197
Halo2 - I am still so addicted to online play that any spare moment I get (and I do mean spare) I jump online and play

RE4 - When I do pry myself away from H2, I play this. Dust off that Gamecube and start playing, gravedigger!
post #20 of 11197
World of Warcraft. That's it. I'm not even playing it all that much. I'm just too busy for videogames right now.

It vexes me so.
post #21 of 11197
Just picked up NCAA 2005 again, and damned if I'm not kicking it's ass on the All-American mode. I may have to move up to Heisman now. I've been playing Madden 2005 on All-Pro religiously for the last month or so, and I think it's improved my skils so much on NCAA that I'm actually overrunning plays on defense. In other words, I get there so quick, I actually miss the ball carrier sometimes. I played #5 UM last night (using #13 UGA), and beat them down 30-0 (could've been worse, but I missed an XP because I slipped when I pressed the kick button, and I fumbled 4 FUCKING TIMES inside UM's 25). They had -15 yards of total offense, mostly due to me sacking their QB 13 times for -65 yards. My LE (who I played almost exclusively) had 9 sacks alone. Still having issues throwing the ball, though. That is the toughest damn thing to do on the new NCAA. My QB will either lead the guy way too much, or I'll drop it right in the WRs hands, and he'll drop it.
post #22 of 11197
KOTORII(PC) - lots of fun once you can fix the stop motion animation effect it can have on ati cards

Half-Life 2 - Going through it for the third time now, stepping up the difficulty each time. Had to start low as Im no god to fps.

Far Cry - Getting outright owned by the AI(see above) but enjoying the view!

Battle for Middle-Earth - Finally something Im actually good at. Great single player game and consistantly challening multi-player

SSX3(PS2) - For when I just wanna kick back and mess around, this is easily my most played PS2 game. Too bad the online match up system is always empty since its getting old or it would get even more play.
post #23 of 11197
Resident Evil 4 - Going through for the third time with the Chicogo Typewriter and having a blast.

KOTOR II - Just made myself a Lightsaber so let the fun begain... whenever I get around to playing it again.

Ninja Gaiden - Going to give the final push and finish this game this week.

Counter Strike (Xbox) - Always good to pass the time.
post #24 of 11197
KOTOR II (PC) - I love this game. The writing is some of the best I've seen in a game and it makes me forgive the lack of new features compared to the first.
post #25 of 11197
Resident Evil 4 - Yep.

Sid Meier's Pirates! - First go through and I'm ready to retire having saved every relative, found every lost city, and done everything on the little progress chart. (on the hardest level! ...hey, first time I've ever done anything like that)

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Getting back to this one and finishing up the ass end of it.

Simcity 4 - I must learn how to manage a virtual city before I die.

KOTOR 2 - I'm sorry, but helping the Ithorians on Peragus has been boring the crap out of me, but I did just get to Nar Shadaa. Now helping the refugees is boring the crap out of me. Not being Revan kinda sucks.
post #26 of 11197
Since I have many games, many games that I've only barely played, I decided to go in alphabetacal order, system wise, until I beat whatever game. Thusly...

Burnout 3 (XBOX) I will beat this bitch. Or at least get all the cars. Or start crying.
Eternal Darkness (GC) So close to the end.
Beyond Good and Evil (PS2) About 3/4 through, still dig it.
Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2) borrow from a friend. Just sent the Fury to hell.
Katamari (PS2) Just bought, so I HAD to play it. Delightfuly bizzare.
Half Life 2 (PC) Striders! Woo!
Fallout Tactics (PC) Doing multiplay with a friend. It kicks monkey sack.

and every now and again, some Halo 2.
post #27 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by embrodak
Super Mario Sunshine (which is one of the most pure fun games I've ever played)
You must have just started playing, then?
post #28 of 11197
still on San Andreas
also finishing up destroying the galaxy with my Sith Lord in KOTORII
next week though (after I upgrade my computer) I'm going to start my assault on HL2 and WOW.
still playing halo2 occasionally in order to shut-up trash talking friends.
post #29 of 11197
Riddick(xbox)... Lost in the mines, I keep going in circles, then dying, then going in circles again. Luckily I have my friend's save file still, so when I get sick of the mines I hop in the mech and fuck shit up for a while.
Resident Evil 4(gc)... slowly working on my second game, trying to get some good save spots to show the game off to friends. Pondering playing the remake and 0 again, but I'm afraid they'll flat out suck now.
Wings of War(xbox)... Not the greatest game ever made, a little too arcade-like for it's own good, but I'm having fun with it.
Halo 2(xbox)... Finally got a system link, and it's like a new game now. No LIVE for me sadly.
Timesplitters 2(gc)... decided to dust this off and sketch out a few of my best maps on graph paper, to be remade in Timesplitters 3. I can't wait.
Mercenaries(xbox)... I rented this, and I'm not that big a fan. It's GTA + Freedom Fighters, but it's not as fun as either. I mean it's not a bad game, but I don't understand why it gets so much love. The airstrikes that take out buildings are cool, but way too expensive. I've gotten all the spade cards, and was hoping for a new location to open up, it didn't. Will new locations EVER become available, or am I stuck with this map?
post #30 of 11197
I JUST finished Halo 2. At least I think I did. I'm not convinced it's over. And before that, KOTOR II, so I'm looking for an anus-punching anti-climax trifecta.
post #31 of 11197
Winning Eleven 8 – Hopefully they will have the English league in winning eleven 9.

NCAA Football 2005 – I’m in my 8th year now in dynasty mode.

Tuesday can’t come soon enough I’m ready for Gran Turismo 4
post #32 of 11197
STILL playing Star Wars Battlefront on line. I've got a serious damn problem. Been up until 4:00 AM playing sometimes.
post #33 of 11197
Halo 2 - I'm still playing this way too much. I think I average about 4 hours every day online.

I'm also starting to get back into Baldur's Gate II and Morrowind and am loving them. (Morrowind because of the Morrowind discussion in the Fable thread which reminded me how sweet it is) I've never beaten either game and doubt I will ever beat Morrowind. Unfortunately, Morrowind rapes my Xbox making it more difficult to play Halo online until 4 in the morning, so I may stop playing that.
post #34 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by gravedigger
You must have just started playing, then?
Actually, yeah. Why do you ask? Does it get un-fun later?
post #35 of 11197
I just wanna say how much I love this thread title. It sounds less a question about video games than a parent going on at his kid after they come home at three in the morning. Great stuff.
post #36 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by embrodak
Actually, yeah. Why do you ask? Does it get un-fun later?
I thought iit was pretty fun all the way through, but maybe it was just me. I certainly have a love hate relationship with the "old school" stages though, some of those are a serious pain in the ass. It's no Mario 64/Super Mario Bros. 3, but I still got a lot of fun out of that game.
post #37 of 11197
Wario Ware: Touched- Great but, like the first one, you can beat it in one sitting and it becomes pick up and play rather fast. But I love the use of the DS.

Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snake- First play of these games. Story is pretty out there and laughable, but also damn iconic and fun. I'm pretty much plaing it for the Kitamura cut scenes, but it is fun.

Resident Evil 4-I'm stuck.

GTA:SA-still fucking around.
post #38 of 11197
Halo 2 - Midway through Legendary and Multiplayer is still too fucking addicting.
Metroid Prime 2 - About 1/3 completed. It's been great thus far.
post #39 of 11197
Just bought a ps2, had a hunt around in the Bargin bin at Game and got.

GTA vice city - compleated it on the pc, i think i prefer the ps2 version though. About half way through

Smackdown here comes the pain - created myself as a wrestler and im working my way through the season mode. Its easlly the best wreslting game ive played.

Fifa 2003 - i like that you can by and sell players on this and the football games themselves are easy to pick up.

Tinkering with. Smash court Tennis, Transformers, Road Rash Jailbreak and Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance.
post #40 of 11197
World of Warcraft.

That is all.
post #41 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by embrodak
Actually, yeah. Why do you ask? Does it get un-fun later?
Yeah, the camera angles on the later "old school" levels make those levels nigh-impossible. And when you get to the point that you need to do the "get 8 red coins for the shine" levels in order to advance, the game turns into a tedious chore very quickly. But that's just my opinion. There are a lot of really fun levels but the last few hours of gameplay ruined it for me.
post #42 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Ryan
Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snake- First play of these games. Story is pretty out there and laughable, but also damn iconic and fun. I'm pretty much plaing it for the Kitamura cut scenes, but it is fun.
I don't know how others feel about this, but I preferred the Kojima-directed cut scenes by far, from what I saw. Kitamura appeared to take everything way over the top, I guess to make it his own. (For example, a backwards leap in one by Kojima translated into something like a quadruple backflip for Kitamura.)
post #43 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by gravedigger
Yeah, the camera angles on the later "old school" levels make those levels nigh-impossible. And when you get to the point that you need to do the "get 8 red coins for the shine" levels in order to advance, the game turns into a tedious chore very quickly. But that's just my opinion.
No, I'd call that a fact. 5-7 hours in (about halfway through) the game just goes sour when you realize it's just gonna be this kind of repetition for the next half of the game.

Disappointing on its own terms. Downright shameful considering it's a Mario game.
post #44 of 11197
Sith Lords....pretty good so far....damn games like this always start slow!
post #45 of 11197
espn nhl2k5 for xbox... trying to make up for lack of the "real thing"

and

burnout 3...
post #46 of 11197
Chronicles of Riddick

Psi-Ops

X-Men Legends
post #47 of 11197
Riddick (xbox) - just completed - loved it, but wished I got more time with the big guns.
Ninja Gaiden (xbox) - keep getting wasted, disheartened, then come back to it after a month and progress a level or two, fall in love with it again... until I get wasted, disheartened...
GTA SA (ps2) - slowly moving through... can easily lose days at a time playing this.

Got Xmen legends and Onimusha 3 waiting on the sidelines, but am too busy to get to them... which sucks hard.
post #48 of 11197
Ninja Gaiden (thanks Tony Ryan) and it's kicking my ass... Repeatedly.
post #49 of 11197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken Savage
Just bought a ps2, had a hunt around in the Bargin bin at Game and got.
If you just got a PS2, pick up any of the Ratchet and Clank games. In my opinion, the best 3-D platformers ever and THE reason to own a PS2. I'd play them in order though, because if you start with the third, the first might just seem boring.

I'm currently dividing my game time between Psi-ops, Ratchet and Clank 3, and World of Warcraft. I don't like to stretch myself between too many games, but next I got MGS3 and the first Prince of Persia.
post #50 of 11197
Am putting my summer break to good use by staying indoors and playing:


Rome: Total War ("Victory!!")

Half Life 2 (Got it for xmas, am still only up to Entanglement - I don't wanna finish it!)

Dawn of War against my brother-in-law ("Cut them down!!!")


And as soon as my friend is done playing Halo 2 on my X-box and gives it back, I'll get KOTOR 2. Then I'm back at uni...
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