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#1 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

All of these special edition type packages are bound to be kind of dumb (Fallout 3 being one I give a pass to), but this one really stands out. Gaming has been growing up and becoming more diverse in who gamers are, but I think a lot of game marketers still think we're in the bad old days of things like BMX XXX.

#2 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

Yeah, Crossley has the reputation of being kind of pricey for not-that-great mechanics inside. Still, they are one of the few companies that still does portable players. I have a stanton USB turntable that has worked out very well, but as you're just getting into it, build a collection and keep an eye out for a good price when you get a chance.

Beastie Boy's Paul's Boutique is definitely a vinyl classic, as is Night at the Opera by Queen. I enjoy vinyl for odd music that never made its way onto CDs or tapes for that matter, often the kind you find in a goodwill's vinyl section. I'd definitely recommend checking thrift stores for records as these are less likely to be hugely marked up like you'd find at a dedicated record shop-though the condition might be a little rougher. You're likely to find a lot of Andy Williams, Christmas records and less-remembered hits of the 1980s but it's a lot of fun to paw through a possible thrift store treasure trove.

#3 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

I hope that they can re-capture the "serious but wacky" story that Vice city and San Andreas had. If you try making things to gritty and realistic, it makes the RPG blowing up helicopters thing seem wildly out of place.

#4 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

Wild Wild West. Spent a summer building it up to my friends, expecting a steampunk adventure. I didn't read the reviews because I didn't want to "spoil" it for myself. Turns out the movie was total shit. That's my bad.

#5 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

@Rincewind said:

THQ is going to ruin the Warhammer franchise. I think another developer should get a hold of it now and see what they can do.

I'd love to see a DICE made Battlefield 40K...

#6 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

I can't remember a game besides Saints Row 3 or Bastion that were able to wrap up and end in a satisfactory way. Even greats like Bioshock and Half Life 1 faltered at the end, I suppose ME3 is just following in those illustrious footsteps...

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#8 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

Gonna have to try this, but isn't a 1/2 cup of flour a lot? Otherwise, it looks mouthwatering.

#9 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

I'd say Final Fantasy 11, but if you're going for pure difference between expectations and reality Far Cry 2 stands as one of the most disappointing recent games I've bought.

#10 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

I've been taking it slow and playing several characters. I don't have anything over 25 so theres probably a lot of annoyances that I haven't hit yet, but I've had a good time so far. It isn't quite KOTOR 3 but I've realized that I'm a lot more tolerant of MMO -ness when it's set in a universe I like. I play a couple hours a day and hadn't really played a MMO since WoW, so I haven't gotten burnt out.

With the voice acting and high quality of the art assets, coming up with regular releases of new content is going to be the biggest bottleneck for the game. They'll probably have to merge servers and cut down subscription prices (or go free to play at some point) but if you play in moderate doses it's still a lot of fun.