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#1 EazyB
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Though I don't give much weight to their reviews, I'm glad they're done this. Death to metacritic!
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I really don't think we'll seen any AAA games coming out that we don't know about. MS must have some fun announcements for 09 but with the current line-up, they're set:

Lost Odysses: Already out but I think as word of mouth spreads, more people will experiance this gem as the year goes on..

Too Human: (if it's half as good as I think it'll be then I'm going to sink my teeth into it for quite some time. Diablo with DMC combat... count me in).

NG2: if you've played NG then you'll know this is a garuanteed hit

Fable 2: Say what you will about the first game and the hype surrounding it, but it was a fun as hell. Fable 2 seems to build upon that with online co-op and deeper interaction with the world.

Gears 2: While I didn't think the first was that spectacular, I was defiantly in the minority. This franchise is much bigger than Killzone and Resistance and just as big as MGS in NA.

Halo Wars : Halo in the name, garuanteed 1 mil+ sales

SC: Conviction: I believe in Ubi Monreal, their SC titles are always AAA and they're really trying something special with this one.

Post '08 I think we'll see Banjo if it isn't released this holiday season. Rare is probably working on a couple of other titles (they've released about 2 games a year). I'm afraid Alan Wake will be pushed back to'09, during which will acompany Halo Chronicals, APB, and more.

In summary, anyone that says the 360's lineup pales in comparison to either the Wii or PS3 hasn't done their homework. The exclusives coupled with third party games will leave 360 owners either very poor or very busy. I'm confident that I'll be able to hold off for a $300 PS3 because of this.

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Good deal, glad to see they're not letting themselves be overshadowed by GTA and they're not continueing the trend of "al great games need to be released in a single month".
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The cutscenes are great, and the dialogue is very well written.

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I am really suprised by the quality of the dialouge. While it's not as powerful as the written segments, the voices are fitting and well acted. Not only that but I'm finding the quirky character to actually be very funny. I'm not the easiest person to get a laugh out of but Jensen gets me all the time; never annoying like his counterparts in other JRPGs. Whoever did the translation for this game did an excellent job.
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During the game, you will unlock memories for Kaim, and those are relayed in standard prose form with some nice ambiance provided by blurred - yet artistic - images and a bit of fitting background music. Basically, you read these dreams, and they are surprisingly lengthy. But even more surprisingly, they're written with a clean, professional hand, with very few wasted words and an exhibited skill for conveying emotion. These mini-stories are very well done, and I also think Mistwalker took the correct approach in their delivery. They don't attach faces and voices to the memories, which in turn gives them the appropriate sensation of distance. We are, after all, learning about the memories of an individual, so of course we should get that information in a removed, second-hand manner. I enjoy reading, and I think this is very well done.

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Well I decided to start LO even though I'm in the middle of Eternal Sonata and haven't touched my copy of Blue Dragon. I've put about an hour into it and have just read the first story. I totally agree with Fathoms, I'm not a big reader but the short story was really well done. As everyone knows, there are many strengths in expressing things in writing, things that couldn't be performed on any other medium. LO is taking advantage of these strengths to flesh out the story and give insight into the lives of the characters in a way that could never be communicated ingame or even during cutscene. This is why I'm happy Mistwalker included these, they aren't wording and sterile, but quick heartfelt snippets that are portrayed well.

Anyways, back to playing.

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Just picked the game up. Not sure if I should play it before Blue Dragon (which is widely considered the weaker game). I still have to beat Eternal Sonata before either one though. And on the non-RPG front I also just picked up DMC4. Aww, I told myself I've beat the Fall '07 games before spending more money, too late.

Edit: Wow, it's a warzone in here. How about we focus on LO and take the FF comparisons another place.

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#7 EazyB
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My GF got me Rock Band along with GHIII on Christmas, needless to say, I've only played GHIII once while I've played the crap out of Rock Band. If you have the money, there is no reason to buy GHIII over Rock Band, none.
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Snaking sucked on the DS because my thumbs got tired, but with the waggle control snaking will make this game. I can't wait to just constantly shake that neat little racing wheel for the entire race.
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#9 EazyB
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Epic!

Everyone must watch the videos. They've got these tracks recorded in 5 different ****. Tag Team sounds so much better as country.

THQ is a mess.

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#10 EazyB
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It is relaxing until the rain becomes a thunder storm.Thiago26792
Or tornado...