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Old 09-13-2009, 08:26 PM   #1576
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Maybe I'll get to play MGS4 after all.




It's not like the PS3 game. Basically, MGS4 Touch is a shooting game. It's also a PITA since you have to aim with you finger. Then when you want to use a scope you have to pinch the screen. The enemy has a delay so they are shooting you right when they pop put. Think Hogan's Alley.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:06 AM   #1577
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It's not like the PS3 game. Basically, MGS4 Touch is a shooting game. It's also a PITA since you have to aim with you finger. Then when you want to use a scope you have to pinch the screen. The enemy has a delay so they are shooting you right when they pop put. Think Hogan's Alley.
I was joking.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:37 PM   #1578
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I'm playing through Dirt 2 on XBOX 360. I was a little nervious at first as I believe that the original DIRT was one of the best racers ever made and is in my all time top 5 list.

The first couple of sessions I was starting to wonder if Codemasters sold out to the lowest common denominator and made it too arcade-ish. I don't care for the ultra sim racers like Gran Tourismo. I like the games that straddle the line between arcade and sim. The first DIRT was really good at this.

There is a ton of Baja type stuff in the game that really grates. I wish CodeMasters would have stayed away from the Baja scene. It's so played out and non-relevent. They should have stuck with Rally only.

But as I'm playing through the career mode it's looking like there should be plenty of traditional rally and rallycross to make the game worthwhile. I really don't like the amount of time it takes you to work your way though the menus after you finish a race to get to the next race. The whole RV concept was a good idea but just ends up adding too much extra navigation and clicks to get on to the next race. Right away I turned the music in the game down to 0. These guys need to realize that just because we are into dirt sports doesn't mean we are also into the garbage XGAMES Emo music that follows the sport around.

The rally races so far are way to short and I haven't raced any stage type rally races. I hope it's only because I haven't advanced far enough in the career to start unlocking the longer stuff.

Graphics, gameplay, all that stuff is best of breed for this generation.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:07 PM   #1579
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Killzone

picked it up from the bargain bin, decent FPS.


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Old 09-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #1580
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I just bought Jesse James's Baja rig on Dirt 2. It's fast!
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:06 AM   #1581
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Thanks for the review KellyC. I'm with you on Dirt being the standard and liking a balance between full racing sim and dopey arcade racer. I'll probably pick up Dirt 2 when the snow starts to fly. I want to get a driving wheel too, I'm sick of driving with the little mushroom joystick.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:14 AM   #1582
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Okay... On the Batman game.

I've only had about two hours with it. It's... um... Okay.

I kinda wish I had picked it up used on eBay or from the used games bin at GameStop or something.

Just to give you a frame of reference (and this is solely my opinion), for me the benchmark for this type of game is Gears of War 1 & 2, followed closely by the Halo series.

For me, the Batman play isn't as intuitive and doesn't seem as "robust" as GOW. I'm not sure how to describe it.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:29 AM   #1583
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Thanks for the review KellyC. I'm with you on Dirt being the standard and liking a balance between full racing sim and dopey arcade racer. I'll probably pick up Dirt 2 when the snow starts to fly. I want to get a driving wheel too, I'm sick of driving with the little mushroom joystick.
Have the driving wheels improved over the last 10 yrs? I bought the best one available then and hated it.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:11 AM   #1584
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Okay... On the Batman game.

I've only had about two hours with it. It's... um... Okay.

I kinda wish I had picked it up used on eBay or from the used games bin at GameStop or something.

Just to give you a frame of reference (and this is solely my opinion), for me the benchmark for this type of game is Gears of War 1 & 2, followed closely by the Halo series.

For me, the Batman play isn't as intuitive and doesn't seem as "robust" as GOW. I'm not sure how to describe it.
How are you comparing it to FPSs?


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Old 09-15-2009, 10:12 AM   #1585
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How are you comparing it to FPSs?


That's kinda what it is, right?

It almost feels like a cross between a FPS and a 3D platformer.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:20 AM   #1586
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That's kinda what it is, right?

It almost feels like a cross between a FPS and a 3D platformer.
Isn't it more hand to hand combat rather than shooting?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:24 AM   #1587
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Isn't it more hand to hand combat rather than shooting?
Oh, yah.

But in my mind, that's not significantly different than a FPS. FPH2HC?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:30 AM   #1588
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Oh, yah.

But in my mind, that's not significantly different than a FPS. FPH2HC?
I suck at shooters because I have a hard time spotting the baddies that are hitting me from a long distance away. I start spinning around wildly yelling "Where the fuck IS that guy!"
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:34 AM   #1589
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I suck at shooters because I have a hard time spotting the baddies that are hitting me from a long distance away. I start spinning around wildly yelling "Where the fuck IS that guy!"



My problem with the Batman game is it seems to "autotarget"(?) baddies and while I'm trying to put a supa-max-atomic-whirling-ninja-kick combo on some bad-guy's ass, it'll shift to the badguy who's a little closer. Totally blows my smoove-groove.

I haven't gotten the hang of countering or curb-stomping some guy who's already down, yet.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:36 AM   #1590
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My problem with the Batman game is it seems to "autotarget"(?) baddies and while I'm trying to put a supa-max-atomic-whirling-ninja-kick combo on some bad-guy's ass, it'll shift to the badguy who's a little closer. Totally blows my smoove-groove.

I haven't gotten the hang of countering or curb-stomping some guy who's already down, yet.
They have Batman doing curb-stomps??
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