Brad and Ryan have mentioned that one of the later DS Castlevanias had a Cyborg Dracula and that you go to space at some point. I've played most of Portrait of Ruin, all of Aria of Sorrow, and all of Order of Eclasia, so is it in Dawn of Sorrow or the other two GBA games or is the cyberdracula and Space all just bullshit?
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Fire Emblem Awakening is amazing. I've played 2 entries in the series before Awakening and it is by far my favorite.
Just don't rely too much on Frederick and make sure you let your weaker guys get the killing blow. Really on Casual and normal you should have no problems getting though the game. At that point it may be impossible to fail.
The HD collection is flawless other than the fact that they took out an easter egg in 3, and some of the bonus stuff like Skateboarding, secret theatre and Snake Vs. the Monkey were taken out. Nothing vital.
Peace Walker is a lot of fun too.
Take your time with those games though. A lot of fun easter eggs.
@noobsauceg7: That's how I am. I like all the MGS games I've played. I think there are arguments that any of any of the games can either be the best or worst in the series.
How I'd rank them is: MGS2>MGS3> MGS1> MGS Peace Walker> MGS4. MGS4 is fine, there are just some dumb story stuff I don't like that cheapens the previous 3 games. For a straight forward emotional story MGS1 and 3 are probably the best. MGS2 is probably the most thoughtful and interesting, that's why I like it the most.
@noobsauceg7: Sort of funny that the last game I beat was MGS1 as well. Is this your first time playing the series? I love MGS2 even though most call it the black sheep of the series. I think more so than any game in the series MGS2 warrants a second play through just for the stories sake.
I never MGS1 in it's original form, I only played Twin Snakes so I was used to having MGS2 mechanics in it. MGS1 holds up very well with the exception of the 2nd half of the game where they try to amp up the action. MGS1 Snake does not control as well as MGS2 Snake, Raiden or Big Boss so when you are being chased up stairs by guards or you have to fight Sniper wolf and your aim is being thrown off by her shooting you and you can't fine tune your sniping because the movement isn't analog and super slow it can get pretty annoying.
Just because I can't get a hang of those clunky controls near the end I'd give it a 4/5. Some things I think it does the best in the series; Shadow Moses is probably one of the most memorable environments in the medium and the bosses are probably the most interesting, unique and creative in the series which say a lot. Even something about the graphics are stylized in a way that I find pretty likable.
Vanquish and Bayonetta are the two that come to mind. Bayonetta makes enemies that show up later show up sooner to give you more of a challenge earlier on, also the telegraphing of enemies attacks are reduced to the point where they attack without warning and on the hardest difficulty you no longer have witch time activated by dodging so you have to resort to new tactics and items.
Vanquish makes enemies more aggressive but Sam isn't some clunky asshole so you learn how to adapt to the new challenges.
Halo was also pretty good.
The thing devs should never do is just make enemies have more health.
Portal: Going out of the sterile lab environment for the first time.
Portal 2: The Face Heel Turn.
Heavy Rain: JASON and cutting off your finger.
Left 4 Dead series: going through any map for the first time.
Fez: Discovering what Fez was all about.
Red Dead Redemption: The final gunshot. Late title card.
MGS4: "SNAKE YOUR THE SHIT." The Ocelot fight.
Vanquish: Beating that game on hard and making it look easy compared to my normal playthrough.
RE5: Fucking up your friend's QTE.
Deadly Premonition: That ending.
Mass Effect 1: Realizing ME2 kind of sucked in comparison about 2 years after the fact.
Uncharted 2: Train sequence.
Bayonetta: Probably my favorite moment this gen is getting good at this game right around the point where you face the first Grace and Glory. It opened me up to many PS2 games I would have never played. Also that ending. The fight with Baldur, running up the statue into space, the fight with hair God, knocking her into the sun, the fake out credits, the credits dance number.
Mother 3 and MGS3, AKA games about how fucking sad it is/ will be when your mom dies.
mom dying in mother 3 is hardly the saddest part of that game
I mean that final battle with masked man is the most emotional battle I've ever bore witness to (many tears were had)
Yes, it's by no means the saddest part. But her death certainly has an impact on the family, it puts Flint in jail and it's what causes Claus to go out and become the masked man.