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The Old, the Good, and the Cheap: 360

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  • ChildrenChildren Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Is Sneak King worth $2?

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  • CaspianXCaspianX Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Children wrote: »
    Is Sneak King worth $2?
    Only if you're some sort of collector whose idea of a complete game collection is having every game ever made, no matter how completely devoid of fun it is.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    CaspianX wrote: »
    Children wrote: »
    Is Sneak King worth $2?
    Only if you're some sort of collector whose idea of a complete game collection is having every game ever made, no matter how completely devoid of fun it is.
    sign me up!

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    It's $2 for 200 Achievement Points, if you wanna look at it that way.

    And the King does a little dance when you deliver delicious BK meals.

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus I will show you why hurricanes are named after peopleRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Sneak king was fun for a while. Like an hour or two. What you can do, if you shop at EBStop, is just buy used games from them. You can bring them back within a week, as long as you have your receipt, and get your money back in store credit towards another game. Never hurts to try games out that way. You're stuck with only used games, but there will usually be at least one copy of most games used, and hopefully in good enough condition to play through. Happy hunting!

    My recommendations:
    Crackdown (I liked it. YMMV)
    SotN
    Aegis Wing (free. the best price)
    Catan

    Also, you should really just download a shitton of demos, and see what works for you, and what floats your boat. Nobody has the exact same taste, so it never hurts to check shit out before dropping some cash.

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  • variantvariant Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Sneak king was fun for a while. Like an hour or two. What you can do, if you shop at EBStop, is just buy used games from them. You can bring them back within a week, as long as you have your receipt, and get your money back in store credit towards another game. Never hurts to try games out that way. You're stuck with only used games, but there will usually be at least one copy of most games used, and hopefully in good enough condition to play through. Happy hunting!

    My recommendations:
    Crackdown (I liked it. YMMV)
    SotN
    Aegis Wing (free. the best price)
    Catan

    Also, you should really just download a shitton of demos, and see what works for you, and what floats your boat. Nobody has the exact same taste, so it never hurts to check shit out before dropping some cash.

    You dont have to have a reason for returning or anything?
    I mean, that could easily be abused, like renting for free.

  • Stupid Mr Whoopsie NameStupid Mr Whoopsie Name Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    variant wrote: »
    You dont have to have a reason for returning or anything?
    I mean, that could easily be abused, like renting for free.

    There is a "Seven Day Trial" period where you can return the game for just about any reason, or lack there of, within 7 days in order to pick out something new. The idea is encouraged so that you manage to get a game you actually like, however, when it becomes obvious people are abusing the system they have every right to tell you to stop doing it. :P

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  • SandersSanders Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    If you have a local Toys r Us:

    Chrome Hounds- $17
    Perfect Dark Zero Limited Edition -$10

    I'll let others review them, as I never played much of either, and the general opinion on them is either love or hate.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Sears stores around my area are selling King Kong for $9 and Gun for $13, not sure if this is everywhere though.

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  • BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User
    edited September 2007
    If you live near the east or west coast then GameFly is great to have. Especially if you want to play lots of singleplayer games without blowing your wallet to hell.

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  • chesspiecefacechesspieceface Registered User
    edited September 2007
    www.cheapassgamer.com

    The best place to check for all gaming deals.

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Viva Pinata new was cheaper than used at my local Gamestop.
    I mean, if you like Animal Crossing you'd probably enjoy this game. To be honest, it's just a nice change from the other 360 titles I own and want to own. I wanted a relaxing game that didn't involve killing things and that could amuse my chick by making Pinatas dance and romance.
    Until Katamari comes out, this looks like the most upbeat and interesting title on the system.

    edit: I also just noticed the name of the dude that posted above me and I got a little excited.

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  • ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Overlord should be moderately well priced at this point.

    Also, I recommend crackdown, viva pinata, and the skate demo.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Just bought Viva Pinata at Wal-Mart for $20. I hope it's awesome, but if not, it was only $20 so no big deal.

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  • DaxterKingDaxterKing Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Yes King Kong is very fun, atleast it was when I played it on Xbox. Haven't tried the 360 version yet, seems like a good rent seeing how short it is.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    DaxterKing wrote: »
    Yes King Kong is very fun, atleast it was when I played it on Xbox. Haven't tried the 360 version yet, seems like a good rent seeing how short it is.

    King Kong was actually my first rented 360 game, and I absolutely loved it at the time. Don't know how it would fare in my post-Bioshock days though.

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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    If they make a Dead Rising 2 (they must!) and it includes more zombie killing and less fetch quests/time trials then you must get it. Also, it must have online co-op and deathmatch play cause come on.

  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Magus` wrote: »
    If they make a Dead Rising 2 (they must!) and it includes more zombie killing and less fetch quests/time trials then you must get it. Also, it must have online co-op and deathmatch play cause come on.

    The game is full of flaws, but personally I'd be perfectly happy if they used the exact same system, but spruced it up a little (better AI, co-op/multiplayer, tighter controls, etc). It's a weird game because it gets a lot more fun when you stick it out, read the guides, goof around a lot, level up Frank, grab achivements, etc before you tackle the main quests. Saving 50 survivors whilst following a guide was one of the most fun gaming experiences I'v had on my 360 so far, it's just so badass to see frank at level 50 and wearing wresting gear, smashing zombie faces in while clearing a path for 8 handgun weilding survivors, all to heavy metal rock music. Fucking awesome. Killing zombies can get boring if that's all you focus on in the game, but when you focus on your higher objectves, such as getting from point A to point B while zombes become merley a nuisance the game becomes very intense and fun. I'll never get bored of charging through groups of zombies, diving through them and smashing them in the face with a baseball bat while I only have 2 minutes left on the clock to run from one end of the mall to the other to stop a survivor from being killed.

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Magus` wrote: »
    If they make a Dead Rising 2 (they must!) and it includes more zombie killing and less fetch quests/time trials then you must get it. Also, it must have online co-op and deathmatch play cause come on.

    The game is full of flaws, but personally I'd be perfectly happy if they used the exact same system, but spruced it up a little (better AI, co-op/multiplayer, tighter controls, etc). It's a weird game because it gets a lot more fun when you stick it out, read the guides, goof around a lot, level up Frank, grab achivements, etc before you tackle the main quests. Saving 50 survivors whilst following a guide was one of the most fun gaming experiences I'v had on my 360 so far, it's just so badass to see frank at level 50 and wearing wresting gear, smashing zombie faces in while clearing a path for 8 handgun weilding survivors, all to heavy metal rock music. Fucking awesome. Killing zombies can get boring if that's all you focus on in the game, but when you focus on your higher objectves, such as getting from point A to point B while zombes become merley a nuisance the game becomes very intense and fun. I'll never get bored of charging through groups of zombies, diving through them and smashing them in the face with a baseball bat while I only have 2 minutes left on the clock to run from one end of the mall to the other to stop a survivor from being killed.

    DR2 should have better survivor AI. They just frustrated the hell out of me.
    My favorite feature is the "save and restart." I think I am on my third play-through of the game now and am determined to save as many people as possible and do the Cases. It is absolutely fun but I would like to see branching story-scoop options. Instead of parallel. So, instead of simply choosing to complete or not complete missions, I can choose different types of them.

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  • MHYoshimitzuMHYoshimitzu Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Sanders wrote: »
    If you have a local Toys r Us:

    Chrome Hounds- $17
    Perfect Dark Zero Limited Edition -$10

    I'll let others review them, as I never played much of either, and the general opinion on them is either love or hate.

    Let me add to this list:

    Lost Planet Collector's Edition - $9.90
    Prey Collector's Edition - $9.90

    I've also heard if you can get a copy of Oblivion in a store, it's on clearance for $10. Lost Planet is a must for $9.90. Unfortunately, the assholes buy out all the copies so you don't get a chance to play (I had a guy do just this yesterday), so not all stores will still have these games.

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  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Personally, I found chromehounds to be incredibly dull and boring.

    But that's just me.

    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • notagamenotagame Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Oblivion is not worth it for the 360 because of the worthless level scaling system. And you can't even get a mod to get around it.

  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Why would they buy out Lost Planet?

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  • gift100001gift100001 __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2007
    yes, i like King Kong.

  • variantvariant Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I can't find lost planet anywhere for $10, its still $40 everywhere I go.

  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Need for Speed: Carbon can be found brand new for $59.99, or used for less.
    Most Wanted 2 is also fairly cheap.

    The only games I have on my 360 are Carbon, Forza 2 and Oblivion. I'd recommend Forza 2, but its expensive.

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  • variantvariant Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Forza is the only game I have at the moment, love it, already level 16.

    Worth every penny.

  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus I will show you why hurricanes are named after peopleRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    variant wrote: »
    Sneak king was fun for a while. Like an hour or two. What you can do, if you shop at EBStop, is just buy used games from them. You can bring them back within a week, as long as you have your receipt, and get your money back in store credit towards another game. Never hurts to try games out that way. You're stuck with only used games, but there will usually be at least one copy of most games used, and hopefully in good enough condition to play through. Happy hunting!

    My recommendations:
    Crackdown (I liked it. YMMV)
    SotN
    Aegis Wing (free. the best price)
    Catan

    Also, you should really just download a shitton of demos, and see what works for you, and what floats your boat. Nobody has the exact same taste, so it never hurts to check shit out before dropping some cash.

    You dont have to have a reason for returning or anything?
    I mean, that could easily be abused, like renting for free.

    Well, when I worked there, we never said anything to most of the (ab)users of this policy. There was a family from nigeria who would come in 3-4 times a week and swap stuff out. And some frat guys would come in, and we wouldn't let them do it much because they were enormous cockbags. It's all about how you treat the employees. Also depends on the manager. Ours would bend over backwards for decent people who didnt dick out on people.

    TL,DR: Be a cool duder, and you will probably be able to use the bring-shit-back within a week policy as much as you want. Achievement points, ahoy!

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Actually, this might not be exactly the thread to ask it but: are there any nice, cheap, multiplayer experiences? Something like Smash Bros, Double Dash, Halo (3 obviously, but you know)?

    Also, do most games with split-screen and Live allow you to play on Live with other people split-screened? Or do they need their own Live account?

    I'm interested in grabbing something other than Aegis Wing, Bomberman, and Gears for the roomies, but I don't want to break the bank if a game's fun depends on 3 other people being around.

  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    Actually, this might not be exactly the thread to ask it but: are there any nice, cheap, multiplayer experiences? Something like Smash Bros, Double Dash, Halo (3 obviously, but you know)?

    Also, do most games with split-screen and Live allow you to play on Live with other people split-screened? Or do they need their own Live account?

    I'm interested in grabbing something other than Aegis Wing, Bomberman, and Gears for the roomies, but I don't want to break the bank if a game's fun depends on 3 other people being around.

    They allow you to play on live, but the other people are "YOURTAG01" online. Not their own tags. And can't use voice.

    That's about it.

    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Sanders wrote: »
    If you have a local Toys r Us:

    Chrome Hounds- $17
    Perfect Dark Zero Limited Edition -$10

    I'll let others review them, as I never played much of either, and the general opinion on them is either love or hate.

    Let me add to this list:

    Lost Planet Collector's Edition - $9.90
    Prey Collector's Edition - $9.90

    I've also heard if you can get a copy of Oblivion in a store, it's on clearance for $10. Lost Planet is a must for $9.90. Unfortunately, the assholes buy out all the copies so you don't get a chance to play (I had a guy do just this yesterday), so not all stores will still have these games.

    I asked before but I didn't quote. Who is buying up Lost Planet and why?

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  • chesspiecefacechesspieceface Registered User
    edited September 2007
    PatboyX wrote: »
    I asked before but I didn't quote. Who is buying up Lost Planet and why?
    I would assume it's because these games normal retail price is 20-30 bucks and if they can get them for 10 then they will just turn around and ebay/amazon them off closer to the normal price for profit.

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  • MHYoshimitzuMHYoshimitzu Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    That's exactly why.

    I had a guy come in on Friday and buy up every single clearance game $10 and below and turn around to sell them to flea markets/eBay/whatever. He's the same guy who came in last year and bought all of our Gameboy Micros on clearance.

    If you don't have a Micro and wanted one, you can blame people like him.

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  • NorayNoray Registered User
    edited September 2007
    That's exactly why.

    I had a guy come in on Friday and buy up every single clearance game $10 and below and turn around to sell them to flea markets/eBay/whatever. He's the same guy who came in last year and bought all of our Gameboy Micros on clearance.

    If you don't have a Micro and wanted one, you can blame people like him.

    Most good (non-game) stores have policies against this kind of thing when clearance is going on, which seems like good practice. Cock bags like that guy don't deserve to make money over other people's backs like that, imho. I'd sure as shit like me some Lost Planet for 10, hell even 20 bucks, because I just bought a 360 a few weeks back as well.

  • VacuumJockeyVacuumJockey Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Actually, this might not be exactly the thread to ask it but: are there any nice, cheap, multiplayer experiences? Something like Smash Bros, Double Dash, Halo (3 obviously, but you know)?
    ...
    I'm interested in grabbing something other than Aegis Wing, Bomberman, and Gears for the roomies, but I don't want to break the bank if a game's fun depends on 3 other people being around.
    As someone remarked, The Outfit is great splitscreen fun in co-op. and quite decent on Live too.

    I am somewhat amazed that no-one has even mentioned Table Tennis, though. It is a sports game as intense as any fighting game, and an insanely fun multiplayer game. Plus, it's cheep. And a preview of the GTA IV graphics engine.

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    PatboyX wrote: »
    I asked before but I didn't quote. Who is buying up Lost Planet and why?
    I would assume it's because these games normal retail price is 20-30 bucks and if they can get them for 10 then they will just turn around and ebay/amazon them off closer to the normal price for profit.

    Oh.
    The way it was originally phrased made it seem like the more people who own and play this game the less valuable it becomes to those who already own it.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Man, finally playing Viva Pinata, and this seems like it would be a cruel game for children. The leaf bitch told me I needed to meet the requirements for two sparrows to mate; so in the process, I have to guide one of them to eat one of my whirlms, making a new baby whirlm an orphan in the process.

    That's some cold shit.

    They fuck indiscriminately, too. I was naming the Pinatas I was mating after couples from video games, movies, television and literature, so as not to get them confused, only to find out that Juliet has no problem spreading her legs for Squall, YT (Yours Truly) or Elliot Reid.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    That's exactly why.

    I had a guy come in on Friday and buy up every single clearance game $10 and below and turn around to sell them to flea markets/eBay/whatever. He's the same guy who came in last year and bought all of our Gameboy Micros on clearance.

    If you don't have a Micro and wanted one, you can blame people like him.

    I don't want to make anyone feel bad, but buying a Micro for $35 new at TRU was pretty much the best thing I've ever done.

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