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#1 Edited by egg (1667 posts) -

This week the South Park tables are $2.49 instead of $4.99. (in other words, two tables at $1.25 each) But as I'm trying to decide whether to get them, I keep remembering certain issues I had with Zen Pinball 2 when trying out the trial versions of various tables. (of which the South Park tables were by far my favorite) The more I think about them the more I am seriously miffed:

  • The default perspective is too cramped, but you have to press the touchscreen icon to change perspective. (on Vita) I would have preferred using buttons/dpad for this?
  • There are a ton of perspectives to choose from (iirc 9 of them if not more) but you can only toggle in one direction. In other words to go from View 3 to View 4 you only have to press the icon once, but to switch back to View 3 you have to press the icon eight more times. =/
  • On some tables, it won't let you change perspective until after you've already launched the ball. WHAT THE HELL
  • The game does not save your perspective; you'll have to change it every time you boot up the game.

Am I the only one who found it annoying? This is like something you'd sort of expect in a trial version, so I had totally shrugged it off when playing the trial versions, until the thought occurred to me that it isn't going to be any different after buying the content.

Though I am considering buying it regardless, if just for consumer research purposes. After I buy it I can report back here on how crappy / not-so-crappy it is!

Thoughts?

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#2 Edited by egg (1667 posts) -

I've seen a guy playing 3DS on a subway, and while waiting on line at the post office. I think the former was an aqua blue 3DS, and the latter was a red one and he was using ear buds. I also saw two different people playing PSP on the subway long ago. I've also seen people using original DS/Lite/DSi back during its heyday, probably many times. Also, someone was using PSP at the laundromat once.

I'm only counting grownups or older kids/teenagers.

I used to do it, even with PSP despite PSP being not that portable, but nowadays I game exclusively at home so I'm surprised whenever I see anyone doing it now that we've entered the smartphone era. That one guy with PSP surprised me since he didn't have any coat or bag with him, so maybe *he* is that guy in internet gaming forums who says his PSP fits inside jeans pockets just fine and everyone who disagrees obviously must have small pockets or something. -_-

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#3 Posted by egg (1667 posts) -

I used to do it all the time until he paid me to stop.

Now every Wednesday I get a check.

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#4 Edited by egg (1667 posts) -

Play them in the order they were released. To play them in the order the fictional events happen is wrong on so many levels. D:

"I personally find watching the development of the gameplay almost as entertaining as the story itself." This is an understatement. Not only will a series have a clear timeline in how it evolves and how the graphics gradually become more advanced, but each game will have little details and elements from other games that came before it. Some MGS games even have references or inside jokes. (When Snake meets Huey in Peace Walker, he calls it deja vu)

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#5 Posted by egg (1667 posts) -

Avast

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#6 Posted by egg (1667 posts) -

I have to wonder lately if middle tier were the only type of games that are any good at all!

The term AAA is toxic, let the games stands on their gameplay instead of classifying them as inherently superior.

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#7 Posted by egg (1667 posts) -

Yea Jeff is so dumb u guis he only hates blitzball because of.. *reads OP* ..perfectly legitimate reasons? How dare he!!

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#8 Edited by egg (1667 posts) -

As soon as I read the thread title, Metal Gear Peace Walker came to mind. Lo and behold, I enter the thread to see Metal Gear mentioned in the OP. (a different one but still)

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#9 Edited by egg (1667 posts) -

Here are some quickie trophies that don't require playing through most of the game. They are anything but easy, though!

Gold Trophy

Mushroom Slayer (X)Finish Split Mushroom's stage before entering any of the other stages.
Gold Trophy

Mushroom Slayer (Zero)Finish Split Mushroom's stage before entering any of the other stages.
Bronze Trophy

Rock'em Sock'em
Defeat Magma Dragoon while in a ride armor for the entire duration of the battle.

Futhermore, the following two trophies require a cheat code:

Bronze Trophy
Ultimate Armor QuestCreate a save file with X that has nothing but the Ultimate Armor. Get up to and defeat General while at no point acquiring any heart tanks or E-Tanks, and while at no point using the X-buster or any boss weapons, and while at no point pressing the dash button.
Gold Trophy
Ultimate Armor ShowdownDefeat Sigma as Ultimate Armor X without any heart tanks or E-Tanks.

To access the Ultimate Armor: At the character select screen press O twice then left six times, then press Start while holding down L1 and R2. You must continue holding down L1 and R2 until the intro stage begins. (you can press other buttons to skip the cutscenes) If you enter the code correctly, X will be a slightly different color. At that point simply entering any armor capsule will access the Ultimate Armor.

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#10 Edited by egg (1667 posts) -

How's everyone enjoying the game so far by the way? Quite a steal at 96 cents, huh? =)

Back in the day I used to do things like, finish the game without heart tanks, finish the game without E-tanks, etc. So I had this idea for quite a while, but this time around I was able to think of a lot more. I can't wait to get started on them!

p.s. I wasn't sure what color to make each trophy, so I had to wing it. It isn't that important, I just figured the colors would help make these feel a bit more like actual PSN trophies. I gave them names too.

A few of these might be overly difficult and I've never tried doing before, so tell me what you think.

Bronze Trophy
Dash or Charge?Play through the game as X using the default control scheme.
Bronze Trophy

Shopping List
Acquire a full set of armor, both E-Tanks, and at least 7 heart tanks while at no point selecting a stage you have already been to.
Gold Trophy

Finishing Moves
Create a save file that has only Lightning Web and either buster upgrade. Defeat 7 Maverick bosses while using only charged-up versions of boss weapons to damage them.
Bronze Trophy

Cover Me, I'm Reloading!
Create a save file that has only Lightning Web and the white buster upgrade. Get up to and defeat General while at no point using boss weapons for any purpose.
Gold Trophy
The Blue Bomber
Defeat Sigma as X while not wearing any armor part upgrades.
Gold Trophy
God HandCreate a save file that has only Lightning Web and the black buster upgrade. Finish the game without entering any other armor capsules and without acquiring any E-Tanks.
Silver Trophy

PathfinderFinish the entire game as X without ever using the X-Buster, except during the intro stage and one stage after that. Furthermore, you cannot select a stage you have previously been to.

Note: The Ultimate Armor cheat code is not allowed for any of these. (Duh!)

Below are trophies specifically for Zero. I was originally going to give him a lot more, but afterwards I tried to narrow them down and remove redundant trophies. (e.g. a "no heart tanks" trophy and "no E-Tanks" trophy are functionally the same... it's just two different ways of having less health) Ultimately, Zero just doesn't lend himself to a variety of trophies as well as X does.

Silver Trophy
S Rank HunterDefeat General as Zero while at no point acquiring any heart tanks or E-Tanks.
Gold Trophy
Winners Don't Press StartDefeat the final boss as Zero without any E-Tanks.
Gold Trophy
Wielder of the Elements
Defeat General while at no point using the Z-Saber button except during the intro stage and the first stage after that.

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