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I can't believe how few people can enjoy both JRPGs and WRPGs...

It seems like you supposed to like either one, or the other. :| Why can't people just like both?! There are ups and downs to both genres. One isn't superior/inferior to the other.

People are hating on JRPGs and saying the genre is dead, simply because it is in a decline (and has been for awhile now). Since when has that been a good reason? I think I'll just go hate on the Adventure genre because so few good games have surfaced in it over the last few years. :|

Of course the WRPG haters are no better. Claiming that the entire genre is mindless hack & slash, or saying that the stories of the games are lacking. People who have actually played games in this genre will realize just how stupid these assumptions are, but will then turn around and bash the JRPG genre in ways just as moronic as the WRPG haters...

I don't know, maybe you just see these things in System Wars, but it really makes me wonder about the general intelligence level of the gaming generation. [/rant]

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My pic collection.

Promising Games of '05

Xbox:

 Tom Clancy's: Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Also on Gamecube, PS2, and PC)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/013/reviews/921914_20050114_screen001.jpg[/img



Star Wars: Republic Commando (Also on PC)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/005/914938_20050106_screen004.jpg[/img

 Pariah (Also on PC)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/920044_20041216_screen002.jpg[/img

 Jade Empire (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/004/918890_20050105_screen015.jpg[/img

 Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/009/920087_20050110_screen004.jpg[/img

 Oddworld Stranger's Wrath (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/915256_20041221_screen012.jpg[/img

 Iron Phoenix (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/919958_20041102_screen004.jpg[/img

Psychonauts (Also on PS2 and PC)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/561517_20041005_screen001.jpg[/img

 Phantom Dust (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/009/918888_20050110_screen010.jpg[/img

 TimeSplitters: Future Perfect (Also on Gamecube and PS2)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/012/reviews/919643_20050113_screen001.jpg[/img

 Forza Motorsport (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920720_20041124_screen002.jpg[/img

 Project: Snowblind (Also on PS2 and PC)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/011/reviews/920210_20050112_screen006.jpg[/img

Conker Live & Reloaded (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/914940_20040811_screen009.jpg[/img

Playstation 2:

 Gran Turismo 4 (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/013/reviews/561066_20050114_screen023.jpg[/img

 Tekken 5 (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920588_20041217_screen002.jpg[/img

Final Fantasy XII (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/459841_20040924_screen001.jpg[/img

Kingdom Hearts II (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/915410_20040924_screen006.jpg[/img

Dragon Quest VIII (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/583527_20041129_screen007.jpg[/img

 Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/005/920607_20050106_screen001.jpg[/img

 Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/917917_20041104_screen011.jpg[/img

God of War (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/919864_20041112_screen001.jpg[/img

 Darkwatch (Also on Xbox)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/005/919568_20050106_screen001.jpg[/img

 Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (Also on PC)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/919353_20040820_screen004.jpg[/img

Wanda & The Colossus (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/924364_20040924_screen009.jpg[/img

Okami (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920500_20040701_screen001.jpg[/img

Gamecube:

The Legend of Zelda (Working Title) (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920769_112304_screen001.jpg[/img

 Starfox: Assault (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/561297_20040511_screen003.jpg[/img

Killer 7 (Also on PS2)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/562551_20041214_screen001.jpg[/img

Advance Wars: Under Fire (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920697_20040511_screen007.jpg[/img

Yoot Saito's Odama (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920813_20040602_screen001.jpg[/img

Fire Emblem (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920189_20040511_screen014.jpg[/img

Mario Baseball (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/925314_20041123_screen002.jpg[/img

PC:

 Battlefield 2 (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/920407_20041202_screen001.jpg[/img

Myst V: End of Ages (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/011/925789_20050112_screen001.jpg[/img

Age of Empires III (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/003/925735_20050104_screen002.jpg[/img

 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (Also on Xbox and PS2)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920237_20040917_screen008.jpg[/img

 Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/005/reviews/925095_20050106_screen001.jpg[/img

 Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/006/reviews/919085_20050107_screen004.jpg[/img

 Guild Wars (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/914653_20041011_screen001.jpg[/img

 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/540331_20041202_screen002.jpg[/img

Still Life (Also on Xbox)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/011/920745_20050112_screen002.jpg[/img

Black & White 2 (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/009/535410_20050110_screen002.jpg[/img

Dungeon Siege II (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/914954_20041209_screen003.jpg[/img

Dragon Age (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920668_20040518_screen002.jpg[/img

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/589700_20040512_screen008.jpg[/img

F.E.A.R. (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/920744_20040902_screen004.jpg[/img

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Probably not exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/924363_20041028_screen002.jpg[/img

 Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (Exclusive)

[img]http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/525559_20041022_screen001.jpg[/img

Vacation

I'm taking a week+ long vacation from the forums... So if anybody notices that I'm gone, that's what I'm doing.

Had to write it here to force myself to do it.

Game freeware

N - If you don't have it yet here's your chance to get it. For those of you who haven't heard about it, here is the general idea: you are a ninja who runs around collecting gold and avoiding death. It's a Flash game with physics. For example, when you die there are ragdoll physics. This game is quite hard, so if you are up for a challenge here it is.


^Screen of N^

Acid Tetris - Easily the best version of Tetris I have ever played. It's basically normal Tetris, but with a couple of different features. Such as an odd scoring system somewhat based on combos, much-better-than-normal-Tetris's graphics, and great music. Unfortunately, I have experienced some problems while running it on XP, but if you either A) Don't mind playing with some glitches, or B) Have something less than XP, download it ASAP. It might just be my comp, because I know someone else who has XP + this game, but if you happen to get an error saying "MEMORY ALLOCATION ERROR" when trying to exit this game, press ALT + ESC, and end its task to get out.


^A trashy screen of Acid Tetris^

Starsiege: Tribes - It really needs no introduction, but as a note to those of you who didn't know: Starsiege: Tribes was one of the FPSs to get on this list. This was rereleased by Sierra this year as freeware. I don't know if anyone really has any use for this seeing as it's quite old and online only (maybe you can LAN or something), but I figured I might as well have it here. (This download is around 135.00 MB, so if you are a 56ker don't try to download it)


^Screen of Tribes^

Until I make another entry on this subject, go download N and get addicted!

Note to the unlearned: Click on the link names of the games to download them.

A good idea gone to waste...

It's a shame to see an idea like Reader's Refuge go to waste. Personally, I'd love to have a Board with a decently-sized community, where I could talk about literature with other people who cared about it. Sadly, Reader's Refuge hasn't even managed its 200th post yet. Which says a lot about the majority of todays gamers when you think about it.

If you know someone who happens to be interested in such things, do me a favor and spread the word about Reader's Refuge. I want to see this Board become something.
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