That's pretty damn good, CopyX.
The Megas are pretty much like that, but with lyrics and a heavier rock sound.
Anyone know of any good xbla games out there?
Back to VGM, this my favorite one of all time
I did a little DDR version of Cubit Foxtar from Megaman Zero 3 last month, aside from that, his theme is awesome
Super Meat Boy, Trials Evolution, Geometry Wars 2, Bastion, The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom, Limbo, Castle Crashers, Outland, Shank, Splosion Man, Shadow Complex. Costume Quest is a good one too, but really simple rpg that can get a little repetitive. Pretty sure there are demos to all of these games too.
I have more games but I haven't finished them so it would be hard to suggest.
Have played Braid, From Dust, Bastion, Fez, Castle Crashers Splosion Man and Super Meat Boy. I thought about playing Eternal Sonata again but I dunno. I just find myself to be completely bored with games atm.
Yea I am kind of in the same mood at the moment, I have games to play but I can't muster up the will to do so.
"Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it."
Mario Party is about as multiplayer as I care to get.
RE5 is not better than the originals because RE5 is not even part of the same category. It's like how they did with the movie, they took names from the game slapped then into an action movie and added zombies calling it Resident Evil. That's pretty much what they did with RE5, I no longer take the new games serious any more same with the movies. Maybe I'm just too old fashion that's the thing about being an old gamer you hate seeing a good franchise turn to shit because of action games like Modern Warfare, Call of Duty and Gears of War have a major influence on developers. Probably the reason Capcom is getting rid of the Survival Horror genre because its being done to death with all these zombie video games being released.
Activision is shitty and I get the hate for call of duty but it's pretty lax compared to what other publishers have started doing. I mean they did map packs and now the cod elite, which is all optional. Yet you have EA that pretty much pushing a multiplayer or co-op experience to all their games to justify an online pass and you have Capcom who nickle and dimes with constant dlc and locked dlc on the disc that you had to pay for. Even though you already purchased the disc.
And you had WB put an online pass on Batman Arkham City. Which means if you didn't have xbox live or or the internet you are locked out of single player content whether you bought the game new or not.
It's easy to point fingers at Call Of Duty or Activision but at the same time it's just as bad that these other companies decided to either follow suit or do even worst trends. All these publishers have become more greedy and they hardly care about how polished their product is as long as they can make the money off of it.
The worst thing to happen to video games is this psuedo geek shit that it's all of a sudden cool to be a comic geek or a gamer and because of that games got bigger and hit the casual people. Then awful business practices came rushing in. I hate to sound like "that guy" but casual gaming to me is a really big reason why I think the gaming industry has been taking huge turds in the quality department these last years.
Operation Racoon City didn't fail because it was trying to imitate CoD. It failed cause Capcom has no idea what to do with the series, before CoD was even big there were several really shitty Resident Evil games. The survivor series, the gameboy versions. And a lot of the time Capcom relied on the remakes and different versions (which they usually do with their series). They were going to can the series if 4 didn't do well.
Let's not use a scapegoat such as Call of Duty for Capcoms mistakes. The fact that Resident Evil 6 didn't do well with reviews is because they again don't know what to do at this point. The only reason it is still going to be a series at this point is because people buy it.
I am not sticking up for CoD but it's such an easy scapegoat for people to blame but the problem with the series is Capcom. A lot of people hate Street Fighter vs Tekken and it is not even a shooter. They hate it because Capcom clearly shipped an unfinished game and locked so many characters away that were on disc.
I don't think it is really fair to say that CoD was undeserving of success because the problem isn't with the game itself, the problem is the kind of business model Activision likes to promote it as. And seeing interviews with guys from Treyarch, they actually seem legit cool. I've seen interviews where they have said they would love to work on the games longer and actually love to do other games, but since they're under the money train that is Activision they are just stuck making CoD.
I still don't see it as the fault of CoD that other game companies decide to take and use it's model. Which when it comes to any game there really isn't an issue with using another games mechanic, but the problem is that most developers are just going to use mechanics that everyone likes. They're going to use it until it's burnt out and then some.
And the thing is online FPS games have been around for a very long time. That didn't cause any "problems" until Halo and CoD became big online console games. Now so many games include multiplayer because that is what developers think "gamers" want, when it's not at all. Developers like to follow a trend more often than doing something new, which is another huge issue that I think causes problems in the video game industry.
The last really interesting thing I've seen in a game done with "multiplayer" was with Demon/Dark Souls. If more games tried things like that or other new things then it would be less of an issue.
At least with me, I am totally over the FPS genre along with the MMORPG genre. I had a little spurt when I had my Nightfire party last weekend but both genres are completely stale now. FPS is just CoD remakes and MMORPGs are just WoW remakes.
I think this is why both developers and gamers alike are predicting an implosion of the industry particularly with consoles. When you have leaders of gaming companies who solely care about the bottom line and not their product, it leads to a demise in the long run and that goes for most industries with a physical product. It's why you see so many developers leaving game companies: from Capcom to Bioware to Rare. Many gamers still hold on tenaciously that their favorites are precious but they aren't anymore. The original thinkers of various series have gotten up and moved on and other, lesser people are managing said projects now. That is why when their beloved series turns to shit and they think the next game will be better but is actually worse, still are blinded by their love.
Last edited by CopyX19; October 14th, 2012 at 03:49 PM.
Taking a quick break from game market decline conversation. I finished Amnesia: The Dark Decent a week ago and I will be playing the Justine sequel. Anybody played it? Did you think it was good? (No Spoilers Please).
Particularly with Sony and Microsoft and a lesser extent with Nintendo, as they try to integrate more stuff into their consoles such as youtube, facebook, netflix (netflix will be gone next gen too imo) etc. they actually detract from the system. I would say that most people that actively play a gaming console already own a smartphone capable of doing the things that the system potentially could do making those "added value features" worthless. Not to mention the raping by companies for DLC content and even worse, subscriptions to play their games online-multiplayer. You throw in the DRM being imposed on games, particularly with the new xbox and you got a recipe for disaster.
That's why the whole genre of Resident Evil changed with RE4, yeah RE had some shitty games back in the days of it being on PlayStation like Gun Survivor but this is the reason I still haven't bought ORC and RE6 I just feel like I don't want to be ripped off by Capcom any more same way I hate being fucked in the ass by EA and The Sims 3 and their 30 expansion packs which add like 20 items and expect you to pay $39.99 for it. Fuck that bullshit.
Konami is the same bullshit with Silent Hill all I hear are people complaining on how stupid the new Silent Hill HD Collection is horrible port and how it sucks huge hairy balls. I never knew how shitty Silent Hill went down hill.
Anyone familiar and played any of the Monster Hunter games? Seen a trailer for the 3rd one and it looks like it could be a fun game.
I think one or 2 of them were, the one I saw a trailer for was the one coming out for wii-u.
Yea, looks like the only bad thing going for it.
Yea I am too. I only played the Demo of DD but it seemed cool. Heard it is a pretty long game too.
I really like a lot of video game soundtracks, love them actually. If I were to pick a favorite, it would definitely be Sonic 2. It might sound a bit cliche, but I can't think of video game music I get more of a kick out of.
I like L.A Noire's soundtrack not the old time music played in it but te score it was done by the same guy who did Red Dead Redemption you could hear a similarity in the pieces but it felt like a classic old detective movie.
I use to collect a lot of video game soundtracks but now I don't because most new music out there doesn't catch my eye any more.
A few "recent" ones I think are good are Shatter, Super Meat Boy, Cave Story, Nier and Persona games usually have decent music too.