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#1 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

Fearless. Kung Fu Hustle. The Unborn (has absolutely nothing to do with the American film of the same name, even though both are horror films). Sword of the Stranger.

#2 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

Them Japanese are some fucked up people.

#3 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

Damn. I guess I'll probably never get to play this, then.  
Bummer. It looked really neat.

#4 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

The Last Remnant. Great concept. Fucking terrible execution. No More Heroes as well. 15 hours of alternating between holding down the lock-on button and repeatedly pressing A while occasionally waggling the Wii mote, and playing shitty mini-games.

Oh, and Uncharted. People hyped the fuck out of those games. I was disappointed as hell when I actually played them and discovered that they were just sloppy Gears of War clones with stories so bad, I felt like the games would've been better off if all the cutscenes were replaced by snippets from Indy and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

#5 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

I had no idea about this. 

Is this deal available in Europe? And if so, at what retailers? And when is it too late to pre-order?

#6 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

Great news! I was thinking just the other day that another dull, challenge-free indie puzzle game is exactly what the industry needs.

#7 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

I'm having a lot of fun with the first Senko no Ronde, which I bought recently. DUO seems like a huge improvement (faster battles, more characters, the addition of assist characters et cetera), but given the first game's reception in the West, a localization seems unlikely.  So I was wondering: is the Japanese Xbox 360 version region free? It's a versus game, so it's not like I actually have to understand Japanese to appreciate it (I don't give a rat's ass about the story, and I'm sure there are online guides explaining how all the new systems and mechanics work).

#8 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

Get Resident Evil 4 (preferably the Wii version; the controls are fucking sublime), unlock H.U.N.K. and Wesker in Mercenaries, and let the anger flow. There are few things as satisfying as chaining neck snaps and sending slews of zombies flying with super-powered punches, and Mercenaries has practically limitless replayability.

#9 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

The game was never a GOTY contender for me. Hell, it was topped before it was even released, by Bayonetta.

And at this point, I honestly think there's a good chance it won't even make my top ten list.

#10 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -
@Zithe said:

" @Icemael said:

" Only someone who doesn't value his life -- someone who has lost all hope (at least all hope related to this life -- one might hope for a nice afterlife, or second life, or whatever one believes happens after death) -- would stay calm and collected in a situation like that. "
This is partially true, but I don't think you made the point you meant to make. In my final minutes, I will indeed have lost all hope. It would be silly not to. After all, to understand that death is unavoidable is to understand that there is no hope of avoiding it.
However, this does not mean I wouldn't value my life. I would still have the will to live. If remaining alive were an option, I would surely choose it. It's not.  I don't know why I keep coming back and responding to these. We will only keep going in circles as long as you refuse to admit that it's possible to simultaneously accept death and wish you didn't have to. "
I did indeed not make the point I meant to make. It should be "someone who doesn't value his life -- or someone who has lost all hope".  

I'm not saying it's impossible to accept death without wanting it. I'm saying that as long as you enjoy life and have any hope of living longer (and it is only in very rare situations one believes, with every bone in one's body, that one faces absolutely certain death, with no chance of delay), you will not accept it -- you might not have any hope of avoiding it completely, but you do have hope of delaying it.