PenguinDust's forum posts

#1 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -

Last year, Reggie seemed to take a back seat to Cammy.  I wonder if that will continue this year. 

Heh, Zelda fanatics are funny (when they aren't being annoying zealots)

#2 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -

It's a nice looking piece of hardware, but knowing what little I do about the device as of this post, I see no reason to replace my Ipod Video.  I'd like to know if it has a touch screen and a planned "apps" store.  If the latter is true, I wonder how that will integrate with XBL.

#3 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -

Meh, Jolie was fine as Lara Croft.  It was the scripts that were the problem.  I liked the first movie well enough, but detest the sequel.  If they want to reboot the franchise this soon (like they tried to do after Ang Lee's Hulk) then they better have something bigger in mind.  I suggest a Tomb Raider/Uncharted X-over film...with a cameo by "Mutt" Williams. 

#4 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -

2005  -  Call of Duty 2 (Xbox 360)
2006  -  Elder Scroll IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360) Runner Up: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Xbox 360)
2007  -  Crackdown (Xbox 360), Runners Up: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC), Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (PS3)
2008  -  Fable II (Xbox 360), Runners Up: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (XBLA), Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
2009  -  [up to this point in time] Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS). Runners Up: Killzone 2 (PS3)

sidenote: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES was released in 2007 and would garner a GOTY runner up spot even though it is a last generation game. Also I didn't play it until this year. 

#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -
ahoodedfigure said:
PenguinDust said: oldschool said: "I only remember watching Due South (and just barely) from that list.  The others I don't ... [more]
Was "Crusade" any good?  Hmm, that's a difficult question to answer.  If I remember correctly, the show never made it through its first full season run on TNT before eventually being shown on the SciFi Channel.  There really weren't too many episodes anyway.  The show was not bad but (for me) rather unremarkable.  But, I do think a lot of that had to do with it not having enough time to find its voice.  It felt to me like a show that was assembled in a without a clear direction.  The cast were all different from each other, each with their own stories to be told over time.  Time that they did not receive.  But, it also felt like they just stuck a bunch really different characters on a space ship and waited to see what might happen.  Picture the "Real World" but on a deep space transport.  I think some of the characters were in one of the B5 movies, too.

I haven't seen any "Blake's 7" yet.  Is that the one that has a bunch of "Star Wars" references and similar sci-fi homages?  So many that due to international licensing rights, the show will never be released in the US?  I'm mostly unfamilar with it.

I cut my teeth on 70s "Dr. Who" episodes on WOR channel 9 New York, so I completely at ease with low-budget BBC sci-fi special effects.  The most terrifying thing Tom Baker (4th Dr.) ever battled was a metal waste can on wheels with a plunger sticking out of its front.  I also used to watch "Red Dwarf" on PBS, although it's been ages.  On top of that, there was the 1970s syndicated sci-fi shows "Space: 1999" and "UFO."

If I have a secret shame regarding sci-fi TV, it's that I am amost completely unfamiliar with the new "Battlestar Galactica."  I saw the miniseries before the regular series began, but not an episode since those shows.  I was a big fan of the original show from the 70s, had a ton of BG toys (with small parts that you could choke on!), and even watched the horrendous "Battlestar '80" where they finally make it to Earth and humanity is still groovin' to roller disco and watching "CHiPs."  I want to rent them from Netflix at some point, but I keep grabing other movies instead. 

As for the "cut out the irrelevant bits from the quote" edit, yes I know.  I made a post about that problem on the Bug Reporting Board.  It seems that was changed on purpose, much to public outcry.
#6 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -
#7 Edited by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -
Meowayne said:
You're old. That's the only explanation. The yound adults in the 80s were probably asking the same questions. Same thing ... [more]
I'm old and I haven't reached complete grumpiness yet, I hope.  But you're general point is correct.  When I was in the 80s I did look at Scooby Doo, the Superfriends, the Herculoids and Battle of the Planets as better toons than He-Man, Smurfs, Silverhawks and Ghostbusters (not to be confused the "real" Ghostbusters).  But on the same token, I used to watch G.I. Joe and Transformers everyday after school and Robotech each morning before the bus arrived.  I think no matter your age, you can appreciate the good stuff being made in that time as long as there is stuff being made.  My point is that there seems to be less being made overall these days than there was in the 70s, 80s or 90s.

Now get off my lawn!
#8 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -

Every game should have skippable cut scenes and should auto-save after each cut scene (well at least the important ones).  Once you've seen a cut scene you should be about to review it later outside of game play in case you need to catch up with the story after not having played for a bit.

I'd like save anywhere in most games.


#9 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -
Eelcire said:
Pong. Also lots of Atari, Colecovision, and Commodore 64 games (California Games and Impossible Mission were my favorites). Also played ... [more]
Pong, as well followed by Asteroids, Space Invaders and all the rest from the golden age of coin-ops.  First console game was (not surprisingly) Atari's Combat.  First handheld was Mattel Electronic Football.  First PC (well, Apple 2 if I am going to be precise) was Oregon Trail, Lemmings, and some educational game about running a nuclear power plant.

I'm dated, too now. 
#10 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -

You [each of you] are the "chosen one"...and you have amnesia...and you're an orphan...with a cute furry pet of some sort.