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#101 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Don't you find it funny when people list games on eBay or Craigslist like Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt as rare?

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#102 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

Don't you find it funny when people list games on eBay or Craigslist like Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt as rare?

Emerald_Warrior
I agree it's a silly label, but to be honest, good looking NES games are becoming rare. I find that the more I go to game stores that sell carts, the condition is getting progressively worse.
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#103 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

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Don't you find it funny when people list games on eBay or Craigslist like Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt as rare?

Heirren

I agree it's a silly label, but to be honest, good looking NES games are becoming rare. I find that the more I go to game stores that sell carts, the condition is getting progressively worse.

Maybe other games. But that particular game is one of the most common games in existance since it was packaged with one of the best-selling systems of all-time.

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#104 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
Fair enough:) Here's a random thought Anybody have recommended eBay sellers? I thought about starting an eBay thread--tips, what to watch out for, overpaying, scams, etc--but I simply don't have the knowledge of that stuff.
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#105 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Fair enough:) Here's a random thought Anybody have recommended eBay sellers? I thought about starting an eBay thread--tips, what to watch out for, overpaying, scams, etc--but I simply don't have the knowledge of that stuff.Heirren

eBay is not what it once was. It's pretty hard to find a great deal on eBay anymore. Back in the day, when a whole lot more people actually auctioned their stuff rather than "Buy It Now" which is so prevalent, you could get killer deals on stuff. But now everyone either sets it to "Buy It Now" or they start the bidding at a high number.

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#106 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"]Fair enough:) Here's a random thought Anybody have recommended eBay sellers? I thought about starting an eBay thread--tips, what to watch out for, overpaying, scams, etc--but I simply don't have the knowledge of that stuff.Emerald_Warrior

eBay is not what it once was. It's pretty hard to find a great deal on eBay anymore. Back in the day, when a whole lot more people actually auctioned their stuff rather than "Buy It Now" which is so prevalent, you could get killer deals on stuff. But now everyone either sets it to "Buy It Now" or they start the bidding at a high number.

Oh I agree. I bought my second guitar off eBay about ten years ago. At the time it sold for $2400 to $3000. I got it for around $800. There are still sellers that still use it as a means to just get rid of stuff they no longer need and make a dollar in the process, though.
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#107 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

Don't you find it funny when people list games on eBay or Craigslist like Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt as rare?

Emerald_Warrior

This is actually a huge pet-peave of mine. It bugs the crap out of me when someone tries justifying their ridiculous prices on a super common game like Mario/Duck Hunt or Sonic by saying it's "rare." Give me a f***ing break people! I had some reseller at the flea market try and tell me that Donkey Kong 64 was ultra rare and that is why he would not sell it for less than $40. To make things even more outragious, the cart was sun damaged so badly the label was barely readable and I would be shocked if the board inside still worked.

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#108 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (9052 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"]Fair enough:) Here's a random thought Anybody have recommended eBay sellers? I thought about starting an eBay thread--tips, what to watch out for, overpaying, scams, etc--but I simply don't have the knowledge of that stuff.Emerald_Warrior

eBay is not what it once was. It's pretty hard to find a great deal on eBay anymore. Back in the day, when a whole lot more people actually auctioned their stuff rather than "Buy It Now" which is so prevalent, you could get killer deals on stuff. But now everyone either sets it to "Buy It Now" or they start the bidding at a high number.

There are still plenty of auctions but they go almost as high from bids. I've gotten lucky on games that aren't fairly well known though.

If not higher in some cases. The last game I sold was auction and buy it now but bids from ebay sellers ran it up more than 3x my set "buy it now" price. Not that I'm complaining since it was more money for me, lol.

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#109 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

[QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

[QUOTE="Heirren"]Fair enough:) Here's a random thought Anybody have recommended eBay sellers? I thought about starting an eBay thread--tips, what to watch out for, overpaying, scams, etc--but I simply don't have the knowledge of that stuff.Eikichi-Onizuka

eBay is not what it once was. It's pretty hard to find a great deal on eBay anymore. Back in the day, when a whole lot more people actually auctioned their stuff rather than "Buy It Now" which is so prevalent, you could get killer deals on stuff. But now everyone either sets it to "Buy It Now" or they start the bidding at a high number.

There are still plenty of auctions but they go almost as high from bids. I've gotten lucky on games that aren't fairly well known though.

If not higher in some cases. The last game I sold was auction and buy it now but bids from ebay sellers ran it up more than 3x my set "buy it now" price. Not that I'm complaining since it was more money for me, lol.

As soon as people start getting into bidding wars, that's when I usually stop watching an auction. It's not worth trying to outbid people who have discarded their sanity and reason for a game.

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#110 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

[QUOTE="Eikichi-Onizuka"]

[QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

eBay is not what it once was. It's pretty hard to find a great deal on eBay anymore. Back in the day, when a whole lot more people actually auctioned their stuff rather than "Buy It Now" which is so prevalent, you could get killer deals on stuff. But now everyone either sets it to "Buy It Now" or they start the bidding at a high number.

Shenmue_Jehuty

There are still plenty of auctions but they go almost as high from bids. I've gotten lucky on games that aren't fairly well known though.

If not higher in some cases. The last game I sold was auction and buy it now but bids from ebay sellers ran it up more than 3x my set "buy it now" price. Not that I'm complaining since it was more money for me, lol.

As soon as people start getting into bidding wars, that's when I usually stop watching an auction. It's not worth trying to outbid people who have discarded their sanity and reason for a game.

There's reasons for this, often times. It makes more sense to buy multiple games from the same seller to reduce shipping cost. I just realized the "private bidding" thing--that must what sellers use to up the price of a product.
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#111 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (982 posts) -

I'm going to install Alien vs Predator 1 (1999) because i want to know if it still manages to scare me on the levels it used to.

I never got past the first mission in the Marine Campaign.

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#112 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

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[QUOTE="Eikichi-Onizuka"] There are still plenty of auctions but they go almost as high from bids. I've gotten lucky on games that aren't fairly well known though.

If not higher in some cases. The last game I sold was auction and buy it now but bids from ebay sellers ran it up more than 3x my set "buy it now" price. Not that I'm complaining since it was more money for me, lol.

Heirren

As soon as people start getting into bidding wars, that's when I usually stop watching an auction. It's not worth trying to outbid people who have discarded their sanity and reason for a game.

There's reasons for this, often times. It makes more sense to buy multiple games from the same seller to reduce shipping cost. I just realized the "private bidding" thing--that must what sellers use to up the price of a product.

You actually are unable to do this on Ebay. Ebay classifies it as "shill bidding" and you can get your account deleted for doing it as a seller. I had a friend who tried doing this, on different computers with different accounts no less, and she ended up getting caught. Ebay deleted both of her accounts as well. I'm sure some people have gotten away with it before, but I think it's mostly people getting so invested in winning a specific item that they are willing to spend well and above what the average price for that item is worth at the moment.

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#113 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

Did not realize until last night that Robo Aleste was a sequal to MUSHA Aleste. It is so obvious to me now, and have no idea how I missed this lol

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#114 Posted by Exceed20XX (802 posts) -

Did not realize until last night that Robo Aleste was a sequal to MUSHA Aleste. It is so obvious to me now, and have no idea how I missed this lol

Shenmue_Jehuty

Were you aware that MUSHA's original name was Musha Aleste? I didn't know they were related until I heard MUSHA had "Aleste" in it's Japanese name. Funny time for you to bring that up too as I'm going to try Dennin Aleste (Robo Aleste JP) soon. Also I finally know where your icon is from now (no, I have never played Musha).

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#115 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

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Did not realize until last night that Robo Aleste was a sequal to MUSHA Aleste. It is so obvious to me now, and have no idea how I missed this lol

Exceed20XX

Were you aware that MUSHA's original name was Musha Aleste? I didn't know they were related until I heard MUSHA had "Aleste" in it's Japanese name. Funny time for you to bring that up too as I'm going to try Dennin Aleste (Robo Aleste JP) soon. Also I finally know where your icon is from now (no, I have never played Musha).

haha that is what's so ironic about me not knowing that :p. I love MUSHA, in fact it's one of my favorite SHMUPs, but I had no idea that Robo Aleste was its sequal. I have known that MUSHA is known as MUSHA Aleste in japan for quite some time, I guess it just never clicked until last night :p. Think of it has sort of a dumb blonde moment for me lol

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#116 Posted by Exceed20XX (802 posts) -

[QUOTE="Exceed20XX"]

[QUOTE="Shenmue_Jehuty"]

Did not realize until last night that Robo Aleste was a sequal to MUSHA Aleste. It is so obvious to me now, and have no idea how I missed this lol

Shenmue_Jehuty

Were you aware that MUSHA's original name was Musha Aleste? I didn't know they were related until I heard MUSHA had "Aleste" in it's Japanese name. Funny time for you to bring that up too as I'm going to try Dennin Aleste (Robo Aleste JP) soon. Also I finally know where your icon is from now (no, I have never played Musha).

haha that is what's so ironic about me not knowing that :p. I love MUSHA, in fact it's one of my favorite SHMUPs, but I had no idea that Robo Aleste was its sequal. I have known that MUSHA is known as MUSHA Aleste in japan for quite some time, I guess it just never clicked until last night :p. Think of it has sort of a dumb blonde moment for me lol

"Hmm.. not sure if conveniently named or sequel...". I am a bit curiosu now though, as somebody who's played both do you think one is a bit better than the other? I'm not majorly into the shmup field but I do take a few forays here and there and have heard much praise for Robo Aleste in addition to the legacy MUSHA seems to have (part of which stemming from its value as well I suppose.)

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#117 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

Robo Aleste is very cool, however it does not even come close to touching MUSHA imo. The gameplay is very similar, which makes Robo Aleste very cool, but MUSHA blows it away in just about every other respect. I would even argue the graphics look better in MUSHA, and the music and enemies are vastly better. I guess the only plus I can give to Robo Aleste is that it is more difficult than MUSHA (at least I thought so), which some people appreciate.

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#118 Posted by DerveCreaves (345 posts) -

Robo Aleste is very cool, however it does not even come close to touching MUSHA imo. The gameplay is very similar, which makes Robo Aleste very cool, but MUSHA blows it away in just about every other respect. I would even argue the graphics look better in MUSHA, and the music and enemies are vastly better. I guess the only plus I can give to Robo Aleste is that it is more difficult than MUSHA (at least I thought so), which some people appreciate.

Shenmue_Jehuty
Musha is one of my top 20 best shooters. It;s a great game. Slightly overrated though.
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#119 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

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Robo Aleste is very cool, however it does not even come close to touching MUSHA imo. The gameplay is very similar, which makes Robo Aleste very cool, but MUSHA blows it away in just about every other respect. I would even argue the graphics look better in MUSHA, and the music and enemies are vastly better. I guess the only plus I can give to Robo Aleste is that it is more difficult than MUSHA (at least I thought so), which some people appreciate.

DerveCreaves

Musha is one of my top 20 best shooters. It;s a great game. Slightly overrated though.

How is it overrated? It is one of the most well made shooters ever in every respect.

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#120 Posted by Aero5555 (1333 posts) -

The only legacy games I really care about these days are those that peak my interest to waste on a weekend. Always buy used from Amazon. Cheap as dirt 90% of the time. I don't get the point of physical copy hunting games that are already easily available on other medium (NiGHTs). I also hate the fact that I can't cut my loses on the legacy investment by selling the game(s) after I'm done with it. I'd be glad to sell 95% of my legacy games (including MSX, SNES, Sega Saturn) to anyone who's offering a price. Seriously.

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#121 Posted by bowserjr123 (2463 posts) -

I just finished Final Fantasy IX yesterday, definitely my 2nd favorite Final Fantasy (I've only played four of them though). The second final boss was annoying though, stupid Grand Cross attack that inflicted stat changes...

It was funny though, I beat the final boss and watched about 8 minutes of the ending and my roommate stepped on a cord, turning the game off, so I just watched the rest of it online, since I didn't want to beat it again.

Is there any post-game content that I missed or does it just send you back before the final boss after you beat it?

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#122 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

The only legacy games I really care about these days are those that peak my interest to waste on a weekend. Always buy used from Amazon. Cheap as dirt 90% of the time. I don't get the point of physical copy hunting games that are already easily available on other medium (NiGHTs). I also hate the fact that I can't cut my loses on the legacy investment by selling the game(s) after I'm done with it. I'd be glad to sell 95% of my legacy games (including MSX, SNES, Sega Saturn) to anyone who's offering a price. Seriously.

Aero5555

Whatcha got?

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#123 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aero5555"]

The only legacy games I really care about these days are those that peak my interest to waste on a weekend. Always buy used from Amazon. Cheap as dirt 90% of the time. I don't get the point of physical copy hunting games that are already easily available on other medium (NiGHTs). I also hate the fact that I can't cut my loses on the legacy investment by selling the game(s) after I'm done with it. I'd be glad to sell 95% of my legacy games (including MSX, SNES, Sega Saturn) to anyone who's offering a price. Seriously.

Shenmue_Jehuty

Whatcha got?

Yeah, do tell!
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#124 Posted by Aero5555 (1333 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shenmue_Jehuty"]

Whatcha got?

Heirren

Yeah, do tell!

Well, the following is a pic (from 3 angles) of all my retro collection. This was about 5 years ago and I've moved since then. *Check Notes for details*

My Retro SNES/Saturn Collection (Front)

My Retro SNES/Saturn Collection (Right - N64 games pictured) *Note that Majora's Mask is the gold cart*

My Retro SNES/Saturn Collection (Left - Saturn games showcased) *Pokemon Yellow's current whereabouts are unknown. See Notes below*

Notes:

  • N64 boxes/manuals are sadly now disposed of due to the fact that I've moved since then.

  • All games showcased are currently boxed in storange given how I never unboxed them since I moved. I need to confirm their location but I'm 100% certain they're around.

  • All games showcased on pic are NTSC.

  • Some SNES games have their plastic protective contact cover. None have boxes but I will box them as best I can, including bubble wrap, should they sell. I'll send you a pic of the box before I ship it so that you're satisfied. Will not ship if dissatisfied. a few games are not showcased on the pic, but I won't bother recalling them unless there's interest (PM me).

  • Saturn games showcased are missing "Bug!", "Clockwork Knight" and the first "Sega Worldwide Soccer". all NTSC and very good condition with manual. I may also have a few more and will mention them if I recall any.

  • I will post a pic of my entire MSX game collection should there be interest. Do note that it's only the cartridge. No packaging.

  • For more info on any game showcased on the pic, kindly post on this thread.

  • Consoles are not for sale. They're missing cables and I'm unsure of their condition. They're all NTSC.

  • For any interest in buying, pricing, shipping arangements.... etc. Kindly PM me.

Thanks, guys.

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#125 Posted by Aero5555 (1333 posts) -

I also got (all NTSC, very good condition with manual):

PS2: Fatal Frame, Final Fight: Streewise, Shadow of Memories, Red Faction, DoA Hardcore, Onimusha, Devil May Cry, Kingdom Hearts 1&2, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, Dragon Quest VIII, Wild Arms 4, Glass Rose (PAL).

XBox: Shenmue II, NBA Overdrive(namecheck?), Jet Set Radio Future.

Gamecube: Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Assault.

Seems like I'm pushing my merchandise here lol. Got a bunch of DS and PSP games too (very good condition, I take care of my stuff). Just PM if you're really interested.

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#126 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
Wii too far away. GameCube controller cords too short. Anybody ever pick up extension cables? Good/bad experiences?
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#127 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (982 posts) -

That was an unusually short period of consideration. Times are approximate!

15mins ago: Looking through the PS2 stock of a random Amazon seller, came across a game i'd never heard of called "Global Defence Force: Tactics" for not much money.

14mins ago: Checked out the game on Gamespot and ended up on the wrong page (unknowingly). Looked at the review page and took note of a particularly enthusiastic appraisal, past the dreadful grammar.

12mins ago: Did an image search for screenshots (for Tactics) and was confused that the images had little in common with the review i'd read. Though answered the question that the game was an RTS as originally suspected. Looked at this picture and really wasn't interested anymore:

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11mins ago: Noticed 3PS images amongst the RTS shots:

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This seemed to have much more in common with the review i'd skimmed through earlier.

10mins ago: Searched for "Global Defence Force" on Youtube. This was first video i checked out.

8mins ago: Went back to Amazon to see if game was available, browsed sellers.

6mins ago: Opened a second video, watched about 20secs of it before i closed and went straight back to Amazon to buy the best copy i could find. Paid 3 times more than what i usually spend on games i've never heard of. :D

4mins ago: Came here to tell you about it. :P

Now: Hoping someone's not going to respond and say "Well actually it's rubbish..."

It looks fantastic!

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#128 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
^I have that game. The framrate drops REAL low when lots of giant ants are on screen, you'll notice that right on the first level. But damn do I love the game, cheesy alien fighting, 'tis fun as hell.
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#129 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (982 posts) -

^I have that game. The framrate drops REAL low when lots of giant ants are on screen, you'll notice that right on the first level. But damn do I love the game, cheesy alien fighting, 'tis fun as hell.Dudersaper

I'm not surprised about the framerate issues, it does have visuals that look a bit better than what they could've gotten away with. But i still don't regret my impulse-buy!

Repetition has never been something that bothers me either just as long as the bit that's repeated is fun. One could say something like 'Valkyrie Profile 2' is extremely repetitive, but it never gets tiresome because the battles are just so enjoyable. I still haven't finished it btw. :D

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#130 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
I never had a problem with repetition myself, lots of people dislike the .hack games for that but I love them :P You seem to have a very similar taste to mine when it comes to games so I'm sure you'll love GDF :P Mine was pretty much an impulse buy too, was walking to the bus station, and on the way there is a second hand shop, I went in just to take a look, wasn't gonna buy anything since I only had around 1,50 for the bus ride, saw GDF for 1, bought it, walked home, totally worth 40 minutes walking to play that game :lol:
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#131 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

I just finished Final Fantasy IX yesterday, definitely my 2nd favorite Final Fantasy (I've only played four of them though). The second final boss was annoying though, stupid Grand Cross attack that inflicted stat changes...

It was funny though, I beat the final boss and watched about 8 minutes of the ending and my roommate stepped on a cord, turning the game off, so I just watched the rest of it online, since I didn't want to beat it again.

Is there any post-game content that I missed or does it just send you back before the final boss after you beat it?

bowserjr123

No, there's no post game content.

Necron was pretty annoying tho because he largely depended on luck. During my latest playthrough of FF9, I died the first time because Necron devastated my party with status effects. But the second time I killed him fairly easily because the status effects were much milder and much less frequent.

What did you think of the ending? I personally thought it was quite beautiful.

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#132 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (982 posts) -

"Drakan: The Ancients' Gates" has the most accurate sound of walking on snow that i've ever encountered in a game.

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#133 Posted by con_matrix (200 posts) -

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Started playing this recently, quite enjoying it. Anyone else played it?

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#134 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
^Hellz yeah. I'm currently playing that one too. I mean, that's Disaster Report right? If so then yes, I'm playing it :P You should play Raw Danger too, 'tis a sequel, quite a gem, just like Disaster Report.
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#135 Posted by con_matrix (200 posts) -
[QUOTE="Dudersaper"]^Hellz yeah. I'm currently playing that one too. I mean, that's Disaster Report right? If so then yes, I'm playing it :P You should play Raw Danger too, 'tis a sequel, quite a gem, just like Disaster Report.

Yeah I believe it's Disaster Report. I live in the UK so it's called SOS here. And what console is that on?
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#136 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
Raw Danger is also on the PS2.
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#137 Posted by con_matrix (200 posts) -
Raw Danger is also on the PS2.Dudersaper
Yeah, I just found it online, not many PAL copies around. Found one in France for around £15 including postage, is it worth that money?
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#138 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
Well it depends how much you like Disaster Report and how much you think that is worth. Raw Danger is pretty much the same kind of game, but instead of keeping hydrated you need to keep hot, and it's a flood instead of an earthquake. Raw Danger has muntiple characters you use with mutiple choices (actions you do with one character may affect another character when you use that character) and mutiple endings. Personally, £15 is jut about right for the price I'd pay for it.
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#139 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

Not really exclusive to legacy games, but I am so sick and tired of every other game being about zombies! It has become so trendy and cliche to use zombies in video games now that it is no longer entertaining or cool. I remember when Zombies at my Neigbors and RE were really cool because they were like "the zombie games." Now its just gotten out of hand imo.

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#140 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
I actually still like the zombie fad. Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2 Trapped Dead Dead Island Walking Dead Fort Zombie Dead Rising/Dead Rising 2 Dead Nation (especially love this) House of the Dead Oneechanbara are some of my favourites :P And upcomming games I'm really looking forward like State of Decay and ZRPG.
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#141 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (982 posts) -

Not really exclusive to legacy games, but I am so sick and tired of every other game being about zombies! It has become so trendy and cliche to use zombies in video games now that it is no longer entertaining or cool. I remember when Zombies at my Neigbors and RE were really cool because they were like "the zombie games." Now its just gotten out of hand imo.

Shenmue_Jehuty

 

I suspect the main reason is to do with dismemberment. Nobody cares if you chop a Zombie into 7 seperate chunks, but do it with a person and all manner of politicians will stick their big noses in and associate it to gun-crime.

It wouldn't surprise me if future GTA's had Driver-style pedestrians diving out of the way and/or Zombies.

And also the video-game industry isn't as rich with fresh ideas as it used to be, it's far easier to fill your game with Zombies than create a new type of monster.

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#142 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

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Not really exclusive to legacy games, but I am so sick and tired of every other game being about zombies! It has become so trendy and cliche to use zombies in video games now that it is no longer entertaining or cool. I remember when Zombies at my Neigbors and RE were really cool because they were like "the zombie games." Now its just gotten out of hand imo.

BarbaricAvatar

 

I suspect the main reason is to do with dismemberment. Nobody cares if you chop a Zombie into 7 seperate chunks, but do it with a person and all manner of politicians will stick their big noses in and associate it to gun-crime.

It wouldn't surprise me if future GTA's had Driver-style pedestrians diving out of the way and/or Zombies.

And also the video-game industry isn't as rich with fresh ideas as it used to be, it's far easier to fill your game with Zombies than create a new type of monster.

While I do agree with most of what you're saying, I think Zombies being overly present in video games has more to do with a current trend that is going on. Everybody thinks Zombies are cool, and so therefore video game devs and publishers have been cranking out Zombie games left and right in order to capitalize of people's interest in them. I am just so, so tired of zombie themed games or zombies being overly abundant in games. It was okay several years ago when a zombie game came out here and there, but it's just gotten out of hand in recent years.

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#143 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

While I do agree with most of what you're saying, I think Zombies being overly present in video games has more to do with a current trend that is going on. Everybody thinks Zombies are cool, and so therefore video game devs and publishers have been cranking out Zombie games left and right in order to capitalize of people's interest in them. I am just so, so tired of zombie themed games or zombies being overly abundant in games. It was okay several years ago when a zombie game came out here and there, but it's just gotten out of hand in recent years.

Shenmue_Jehuty

For sure. I'm a BIG zombie movie fan from the old days. Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead is one of the greatest horror trilogies of all-time, IMO. But even I'm getting sick of seeing zombies everywhere.

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#144 Posted by bowserjr123 (2463 posts) -

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I just finished Final Fantasy IX yesterday, definitely my 2nd favorite Final Fantasy (I've only played four of them though). The second final boss was annoying though, stupid Grand Cross attack that inflicted stat changes...

It was funny though, I beat the final boss and watched about 8 minutes of the ending and my roommate stepped on a cord, turning the game off, so I just watched the rest of it online, since I didn't want to beat it again.

Is there any post-game content that I missed or does it just send you back before the final boss after you beat it?

GreySeal9

No, there's no post game content.

Necron was pretty annoying tho because he largely depended on luck. During my latest playthrough of FF9, I died the first time because Necron devastated my party with status effects. But the second time I killed him fairly easily because the status effects were much milder and much less frequent.

What did you think of the ending? I personally thought it was quite beautiful.

I liked the ending, I really didn't expect the events that played out like Zidane discovering his origins and the whole Gaia vs. Terra thing.  

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#145 Posted by travisstaggs (10562 posts) -

Been thinking about trying to get my hands on all 3 of the Shadow Hearts games. I played and beat Covenant years ago without even knowing the first game existed. I've been looking things up on the third game they made and it looks like they got rid of all the gothis scenery and gloomy environments that made that the first two games so atmospheric.

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#146 Posted by logicalfrank (1686 posts) -

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Not really exclusive to legacy games, but I am so sick and tired of every other game being about zombies! It has become so trendy and cliche to use zombies in video games now that it is no longer entertaining or cool. I remember when Zombies at my Neigbors and RE were really cool because they were like "the zombie games." Now its just gotten out of hand imo.

Shenmue_Jehuty

 

I suspect the main reason is to do with dismemberment. Nobody cares if you chop a Zombie into 7 seperate chunks, but do it with a person and all manner of politicians will stick their big noses in and associate it to gun-crime.

It wouldn't surprise me if future GTA's had Driver-style pedestrians diving out of the way and/or Zombies.

And also the video-game industry isn't as rich with fresh ideas as it used to be, it's far easier to fill your game with Zombies than create a new type of monster.

While I do agree with most of what you're saying, I think Zombies being overly present in video games has more to do with a current trend that is going on. Everybody thinks Zombies are cool, and so therefore video game devs and publishers have been cranking out Zombie games left and right in order to capitalize of people's interest in them. I am just so, so tired of zombie themed games or zombies being overly abundant in games. It was okay several years ago when a zombie game came out here and there, but it's just gotten out of hand in recent years.

 

Another reason zombie games are popular w/ devs is the AI for Zombies can be easy to program. You have a built in excuse to why they act so dumb. You make an FPS in which enemy soldier walk straight at you in a straight line and that's just ridiculous. Make 'em zombies and they come straight at you in straight line because they're zombies and that's fine.

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#147 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shenmue_Jehuty"]

[QUOTE="BarbaricAvatar"]

 

I suspect the main reason is to do with dismemberment. Nobody cares if you chop a Zombie into 7 seperate chunks, but do it with a person and all manner of politicians will stick their big noses in and associate it to gun-crime.

It wouldn't surprise me if future GTA's had Driver-style pedestrians diving out of the way and/or Zombies.

And also the video-game industry isn't as rich with fresh ideas as it used to be, it's far easier to fill your game with Zombies than create a new type of monster.

logicalfrank

While I do agree with most of what you're saying, I think Zombies being overly present in video games has more to do with a current trend that is going on. Everybody thinks Zombies are cool, and so therefore video game devs and publishers have been cranking out Zombie games left and right in order to capitalize of people's interest in them. I am just so, so tired of zombie themed games or zombies being overly abundant in games. It was okay several years ago when a zombie game came out here and there, but it's just gotten out of hand in recent years.

 

Another reason zombie games are popular w/ devs is the AI for Zombies can be easy to program. You have a built in excuse to why they act so dumb. You make an FPS in which enemy soldier walk straight at you in a straight line and that's just ridiculous. Make 'em zombies and they come straight at you in straight line because they're zombies and that's fine.

HA! I never thought of that, but it makes perfect sense. Great insight :)

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#148 Posted by Aero5555 (1333 posts) -

All this talk of zombies is making The Cranberries' song play in my head (unintentional pun lol).

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#149 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

I'm so pissed at myself. I had a copy of Mega Man Legends 2 on my eBay watch list, complete. I forgot about it, because real-life stuff like work got in the way, and the auction ended and it sold, for $46.00. I just sold Radiant Historia for $48.65. Would have been perfect if I hadn't forgotten. :x

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#150 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

I'm so pissed at myself. I had a copy of Mega Man Legends 2 on my eBay watch list, complete. I forgot about it, because real-life stuff like work got in the way, and the auction ended and it sold, for $46.00. I just sold Radiant Historia for $48.65. Would have been perfect if I hadn't forgotten. :x

Emerald_Warrior
Thats not worth being upset over. What's worth being upset over is when your game arrives in nothing but a yellow envelop, looking like a dog went at it for 40 minutes. I can't believe the packaging this seller used. Unbelievable. Going to leave my first, harsh, negative feedback.