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#1 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -

This attitude is why people don't take games seriously. If a game is telling a great story then let it tell the story, you have gameplay in it as well but what is wrong with a long piece of story telling? Your movie analogy is also broken, because cutscenes are a usual part of games. Excessive cutscenes are only and issuewhen what is in them is bad, if a game focuses on story and that story is awesome then let it tell it. In MGS4 you get hours of gameplay as well, and there is some interactivity in the cutscenes. It's a testament to the game that the story and characters are strong enough to support the lengthy cutscenes.

stephenage
There's no point in attempting to help you understand, because unless I say "You're right you're right, I was a fool!" I suspect I'll be wasting my time. I find your comments insulting and I cannot deal with your attitude in this environment.
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#2 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -
You play games solely for the gameplay?nintendo_warrio
I wouldn't say solely, but it makes up a big chunk of my reasons for playing.
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#3 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -
Its crazy!tntkng
That is crazy. I play a game to play a game, not sit and watch video clips. I also can't be guaranteed that I'll have 50 minutes to sit any play at any given time, let alone watch a cut-scene. I don't mind if they're a couple minutes, as long as they keep things moving forward and let me get back into the game. To me, having excessive cut scenes in a game would be like watching a movie where they stop every now and then so you can view a 10 minutes slideshow; it's not what I want out of a movie.
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#4 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -
Man, why does everyone seem to know and like Edward Scissorhands? >.> I didn't even know about him until later, and even then it definitely doesn't even make my top three favorites of his. What's so special about it? :?RoseFlambe169
I find it's just a great fairytale. There's a lot of similarities to Frankenstein, not to mention the messages on normality and change. There's plenty of interesting characters as well.
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#5 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -
What? Laughing at my horrible taste? XDRoseFlambe169
I wouldn't list those (at least the ones I've seen) as horrible movies... just not my favourites. I like most of Tim Burton's movies. In addition to ones you mentioned, Edward Scissorhands is great, and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is a lot of fun. When it comes to the Die Hard series, the first is still my favourite. :)
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#6 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -
Saw Rango awhile back, wow. That is how you make an animated film. That and Wall-E are my favouritesbob_toeback
I thought Wall-E was great! I think Cars 2 is going to be a lesser quality movie for Pixar, but I'm sure it will be as financially successful as any of them. I know my kids want to see it.
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#7 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -
Can I just say what the hell?! So not only do you say you will put a review up from me to fill in for Naju and then load up an ebb one, you then let ebb take my actual go. This isn't the review of the week anymore its the ebbderelict showcase.stephenage
There were people ahead of me on the list, but nobody posted anything on the 7th, the 14th or the 21st of March, so I went ahead. No one posted anything in February either by the way. Maybe if more people were active with contributing to the Review of the Week I wouldn't feel compelled to post so much.
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#8 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -
I wonder what my kids will say about me in respect to gaming (among other things) over the next 10-15 years. Who knows what they'll be into when they're older. I look forward to them getting better at playing, and hope we'll be able to sit down to a game every now and then. Of course, at the same time, I have to make sure they don't become couch potatoes. Stupid responsibility; always getting in the way of my agendas ;)
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#9 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -
Just wondering, is anyone looking into/already playing NFS Shift 2??SpideyUK
Racers that use realistic cars aren't usually my thing. Jak X has taken over my PS2 at the moment, and that's more my style. Very arcade-y and fire-power enhanced.
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#10 Posted by ebbderelict (3992 posts) -

Completed

1. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2

2. Star Wars: Battlefront II

Bumblebee1138
Hooray for more Battlefront! The only Star Wars game for the PS2 that I can recall leaving me feeling kind of blah was the Clone Wars; I just couldn't get into it.