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#1 Crew_SK
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I just bought Mario Partners in Time from eBay and it's the US version (it has ESRB rating instead of PEGI on the cover and instructions booklet). However, the case is transparent like on European games.

I already have Super Mario 64 and Contra 4 which are US and have a black case.

Is this a standard or not?

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Lost Odyssey
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I wasn't planning to make three separate threads for some dumb questions so here it goes:

1) I want to buy an Arcade Controller so which exactly should I buy? So far I've seen just two models, an arcade stick from Mad Catz and a Virtua Fighter EX2 controller? They both can be found on Amazon if you care to look I just don't know if it's safe to post amazon links here. I just can't decide which since the array from the EX2 looks great in my opinion and it gives me a Neo Geo retro feeling but I don't know how usable it is besides Virtua Fighter 5 which isn't a game up to my standards.

2) Can anyone who played RTS games tell me if when issuing commands the game pauses? I don't recall other games besides LOTR and C&C Tiberium Wars that are this genre on the 360 at least until Supreme Commander and Warhammer are out. So since I'm not interested in these two, is there some sort of command menu that opens up to give orders and the game pauses or it's completely real time? I've seen some screens in Red Alert 3 which resembled a command menu so I thought in pure EA spirit that the same concept is borrowed in all their games.

3) Are the left and right triggers sequential? Meaning if pressing them harder, or softer may result in performing different actions? I know that in GTA 4 holding the LT at half enables free aim while keeping it at full enables auto-aim but I was thinking if it can get more varied than that. I'm actually thinking of a hack'n'slash concept where you could make varied slashes depending on how much you press the RT.

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Star Ocean 4 looks just too great not to want to buy. And a JRPG with real time combat can't sound anything but interesting.

Infinite Undiscovery is another great choice. As far as I can see it may have a little something of Valkyrie Profile which was great on my PSP.

Too bad I can't vote for both.

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Virtua Figter 5. too bad we don't have rentals here. I just had to sell it the second day on a bidding site.

I'm aware that there are alot of even worse games but I never bought or even looked at them.

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Lost Odyssey IMO. Alot of hours spent playing, and the only decent JRPG available on the 360.
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you could get the Arcade version (which is from the new lot) and buy a hard drive off ebay and there you go. Cheap and safer. As the comment above was written, the downfall rate has decreased (like from 30% to 19%).
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oblivion it had a great storyraylewisnfl52

I was planning to shut up but this guy is amusing me. How can you even propose Oblivion for such a category. The story in Oblivion was so pale and predictable I bored myself to death finishing it.

In the beginning while you are still in the dungeons, you can't even MOVE (they block your keys) when the damn killer runs away. They couldn't even make a solid story that would have complete interaction.

Haven't played any Mass Effect yet (only half an hour) but I'm not likely to consider this game a milestone in storyline. It's just somethign that's been done for ages (changing the storyline through dialogue lines). Something's got to change or else we'll get to see the same stuff over and over.

And why do some of you blame GTA 4 for making it here? It's definately a good story since it actually involves the main character into some emotional stress and issues. Niko Bellic is not the standard cold blodded killer that will do this and that without reasons. The plot in GTA IV is definately the best one for a game of its kind.

So far on the Xbox360 the best storyline I've had was Lost Odyssey, but if you guys would like to play some real storyline (where actions make the story, not selecting some dialogue lines), try Sacrifice on the PC

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[QUOTE="Deihmos"][QUOTE="l-_-l"][QUOTE="ForlornHope"]

[QUOTE="SuperBeast"]I'm sure there's going to be a few HD-DVD/Blu-Ray games, just so they can advertise as "too big to fit on standard DVDs". However it's definitely not going to be more than just a few... PC gaming is going to be 100% digital distribution within 5yrs (we're pretty much there already) for new games. l-_-l

 

thats bollocks. some gamers like me perfer to own a physical copy of the game. not eveyone likes digital downalods and games in stores arent gogin to disapear.

Agreed. I also like having my hard copy. I have never bought a game that I had to download. Like my Half Life 2 and Episode 1, they are hard copies. I don't want to download my games off steam. The only reason steam is even installed on my PC, is because I have to in order to play HL2 and E1. Here is just one example of why I like having a hard copy. I move to the country where there is no internat accessand I had a serious crash and had to reformat. Now I don't have my games to play anymore. Now I know somebody will say "you should have burnt it to disk", but wouldn't that defeat the purpose of downloading in the first place? I mean the whole reason for downloading is so you don't have them hard copies taking up space. Or they will say "get a external HDD". Well to that I say, I plan to get a nice big external HDD, but not for games, it will be for movies, photos, music and things like that. Things that can't be replaced (talking photos, not the movies and music), a game can always be bought again.

I prefer digital downloads without having the need to go to the store. i wish all games were downloadable since I care nothing for the useless box art that just takes up space. I know people without the internet will get the hard copies but it will be nice if all games had an option to download or get a hard copy.

That could be the direction games are going. EA is now releasing all their games as downloadable

I have no problem with games being downloaded. My problem would be if they took away the option to buy a hard copy at the store. I have no problem going to the store, and if I did, I would order it off the net from somewhere like newegg or something. As for the box, I never keep the box either. The disk is the game, not the box, so I have no need for the box. I have all my manuals and disk, but not the box. Man keeping the boxes would take up ALOT of room. My games are either in jewel cases or sleeves.

Hard copies of games will NEVER dissapear. There will always be Collector's editions with fancy boxes and there will always be collectors to buy them. Also, consider the fact that even if you can download the games off Steam or EA Downloader. If you like those games you will still need to back them up un BluRay or whatever. HDDVD or BluRay Games are also sure to come. Let's consider HD monitors in a year or two and games will have high resolution cinematics. A game will most likely fit on a HDDVD or a Blu Ray. And they will also become cheaper. Remember when the first DVD's came out.. their prices were extreme and not everyone could afford one. But now a blank DVD is cheaper than a 650 MB CD. 

Some people can't afford a high broadband connection to the net and imagine the power bill for the month when you download a 30 GB's game off the web with a 100 kbps connection. People will find it cheaper to go to the store.