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[Wallet Rape] Q1 2008 = Another fall rush. What are you getting?

UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
Damn it, my wallet has had enough rape in the last few months of '07 to take these bad hits again.

- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Devil May Cry 4
- Lost Odyssey
- Culdcept Saga
- No More Heroes
- Turok
- God of War: Chains of Olympus
- Army of Two
- The Club
- Condemned 2: Bloodshot
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles
- Top Spin 3
- Burnout Paradise
- Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
- Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
- Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
- Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney


These are all scheduled to release in the first quarter of '08. What the hell happened? Was last year nearly as bad as this? I seem to remember that this was the time I took to relax with my new games from the previous season...

Thoughts on this? What games are you getting? Do you think it's beneficial to basically have another surge of great (and costly) games after only a month or so of settling down from the last one?

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  • MoogPaulMoogPaul Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    your lack of No More Heroes disturbs me

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I actually thought that was Q3 2008, for some reason.

    Edited accordingly. And I'm sure my list is lacking some vitals that I'm missing.

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  • manaleak34manaleak34 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    MoogPaul wrote: »
    your lack of No More Heroes disturbs me

    As for what I'm buying...just No More Heroes and SSB, mainly because I own a single console.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Unless Q1 2008 somehow lasts until late October I'd take GTA IV off the list. The game isn't done baking yet.

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  • WileyWiley In the dirt.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Damn. There are still a few games from last year I need to grab, one of them being Rock Band. I'm never gonna not be broke.

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  • SaniusSanius Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm just buying burnout paradise for the 360

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  • CyrixdCyrixd Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    There is only a single game on that list that I'll probably buy, which is SSBB. The rest of them... seem quite uninteresting. I'll keep an eye on Army of Two (which I'm worried will suck) and No More Heroes (which I don't think I'm going to like), but I think I'll have all of Q1 2008 to play my Q4 2007 games.

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My list is looking something like this:
    Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles (PSP) - PAL release
    Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
    God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
    Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)
    Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (PSP) - Which I'll probably import from the US, instead of waiting 4-5 months for a PAL release.
    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS) - PAL release
    Patapon (PSP)
    World Ends With You (DS)

    There's a lot of games in there that I'm really looking forward to... And yet I've still got to find a way to save for my new PC AND pick up some of the games I missed out on last year...

    Edit: Oh crap, forgot:
    Odin Sphere (PS2) - PAL release
    Persona 3 (PS2) - PAL release

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  • EvangirEvangir Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Not a big list for me (thank god).

    Just Grand Theft Auto IV (If it makes it), Lost Odyssey, and Devil May Cry 4. I have basically zero interest in anything outside that list... strangely, that's incredibly comforting.

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  • scootchscootch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Professor layton, Devil may cry 4, GTA4, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    I might get GT5 prologue if the pricing is right and the release date is correct.

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  • Glenn565Glenn565 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    In case you missed it the first time around, Okami Wii Edition is coming out in "Early '08."

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Damn it, my wallet has had enough rape in the last few months of '07 to take these bad hits again.

    - Grand Theft Auto IV
    - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    - Devil May Cry 4
    - Lost Odyssey
    - Culdcept Saga
    - No More Heroes
    - Turok
    - God of War: Chains of Olympus
    - Army of Two
    - The Club
    - Condemned 2: Bloodshot
    - Midnight Club: Los Angeles
    - Top Spin 3

    These are all scheduled to release in the first quarter of '08. What the hell happened? Was last year nearly as bad as this? I seem to remember that this was the time I took to relax with my new games from the previous season...

    Thoughts on this? What games are you getting? Do you think it's beneficial to basically have another surge of great (and costly) games after only a month or so of settling down from the last one?


    Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    No More Heroes

    Couldn't give a fuck about the rest.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The only game I want is No More Heroes, and I don't have a Wii, so I'm in the clear.

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  • BigJoeMBigJoeM Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Super Smash Bros Brawl
    Devil May Cry 4
    Lost Odyssey
    No More Heroes

    Heroes and Odyssey can wait if i am short of funds, Brawl and DMC4 are mandatory.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I also noticed the lack of Portable love.

    Apollo Justice
    Professor Layton
    Advance Wars

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The only one I have to play is Lost Odyssey, but I want to play several others. Thankfully, a good friend is buying Smash Brothers, so I'll be able to play that a bunch.

    the maybes/later when they're cheapers:
    GTAIV
    DMCIV
    No More Heroes
    God of War: Chains of Olympus

    Not listed that I also want:
    Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice

    That's a lot of colons and subtitles.

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I am rather looking forward to spring this year. Fry Cry 2 and new Nvidia cards. My wallet=raped.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    SSBB
    No More Heroes
    God of War: Chains of Olympus
    Patapon



    Annnnd I can afford....




    None of those.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    SSBB
    No More Heroes
    God of War: Chains of Olympus
    Patapon



    Annnnd I can afford....




    None of those.

    However, you can't afford not to get Brawl.

    It's unhealthy.

    I'm not saying Nintendo Ninjas will slaughter you and everyone you love.

    I'm just not saying they won't.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    THERE ARE TOO MANY GOOD GAMES OUT THERE!

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    SSBB
    No More Heroes
    God of War: Chains of Olympus
    Patapon



    Annnnd I can afford....




    None of those.

    However, you can't afford not to get Brawl.

    It's unhealthy.

    I'm not saying Nintendo Ninjas will slaughter you and everyone you love.

    I'm just not saying they won't.

    Well there's a chance that I may see an increase in work in the spring, depending on if some of a voice teachers students stop being lazy and take her recommendation of me as an accompanist, and then I'll not feel quite so bad about spending stupid amounts of money on games that all look far too good to pass up.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    THERE ARE TOO MANY GOOD GAMES OUT THERE!

    IT'S LIKE THERE ARE COMPANIES WHO WANT MY MONEY OR SOMETHING

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    THERE ARE TOO MANY GOOD GAMES OUT THERE!

    IT'S LIKE THERE ARE COMPANIES WHO WANT MY MONEY OR SOMETHING


    Well I was more trying to point out wallet rape is game developers getting good at what they are doing. It doesn't help the wallet rape though.

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well from what i've seen other people list i'll be buying
    SSBB
    No more Heroes, God of War
    Patapon
    Culdcept saga
    DMC 4
    Lost Odyssey
    I'm sure the list will grow as i actually check into release dates for stuff myself.

    Iwakura, maximumzero, do you guys ever feel bad about the fact that you hate fun and are cold and dead inside? :P

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  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Advance Wars DS
    Layton
    Nanostray 2
    Apollo Justice
    Ring of Fates (pending its actual release)
    Shiren the Wanderer (pending its actual release)
    No More Heroes
    Dragon Quest Swords
    Brawl
    Baroque

    The $250 in Best Buy gift cards makes this significantly easier.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh yeah, Baroque. That looks interesting.

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  • Radikal_DreamerRadikal_Dreamer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    As of right now the only for sure is God of War: Chains of Olympus. Patapon is a definite possibility. Devil May Cry 4 may be tempting depending on the reviews, but I haven't played through the entirety of any of the other games in the series, so I don't know. I'm definitely going to try and get a 360 for Lost Odyssey around then, too, depending on the reception it gets.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Jesus, Ace Attorney already?

    God they're fast

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  • squirlysquirly Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lost Odyssey and.. that's it. Thank the gaming Gods there's only one game I'm considering purchasing, I bought so many in the last few months.

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  • GroveGrove Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Does Crisis Core not count? I thought that was Q1. I could be wrong though.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    On the one hand I want to look up Baroque.


    On the other four games in two months is too many already.

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Maybe GTA4 and Devil May Cry 4, though I do have a lot of catch up from last year. I have a wii, but nothing sticks out to me as a "get at launch" kind of game.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Darlan wrote: »
    Maybe GTA4 and Devil May Cry 4, though I do have a lot of catch up from last year. I have a wii, but nothing sticks out to me as a "get at launch" kind of game.

    Um.


    Maybe you haven't heard of Super Smash Brothers Brawl.

    Or No More Heroes.



    Because if they don't strike you as get at launch games...


    ...man I can't even comprehend that. I have no metaphor or insult. I just can't even understand. They're Brawl and No More Heroes.

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  • LogicalHarmLogicalHarm Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Man, I'm really tempted to buy a 360, but I feel bad that the $400 I might spend won't go towards my Wii + DS. SSB and No More Heroes are almost reason enough that I won't buy one. *sigh* College the ultimate raper of wallets. I'm actually glad about the 360 Winter lineup though, because that means I can pickup a bunch of them for $20 when summer rolls around.
    Advance Wars DS

    NO FUCKING WAY! I didn't know this was coming out so soon.

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lost Odyssey, maybe The Club, Condemned 2, maybe Culdcept saga, and of course GTA IV if it comes out

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    No More Heroes seems like my kind of game, but I want to wait for reviews and such before I jump. I didn't like Killer 7, and I know they're not similar games, but still. Same developer.

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    Maybe GTA4 and Devil May Cry 4, though I do have a lot of catch up from last year. I have a wii, but nothing sticks out to me as a "get at launch" kind of game.

    Um.


    Maybe you haven't heard of Super Smash Brothers Brawl.

    Or No More Heroes.



    Because if they don't strike you as get at launch games...


    ...man I can't even comprehend that. I have no metaphor or insult. I just can't even understand. They're Brawl and No More Heroes.
    Brawl looks exactly the same as Melee to me, and it doesn't seem like waggle will be a big part of it. (Also, I didn't really care for Melee.) If I get a fighting game, I'll prioritize VF5 or SC4 ahead of it. No More Heroes looks like an interesting action game, but leagues behind Ninja Gaiden 2 or DMC4 in terms of gameplay and visuals. Definitely a game to get after a price drop or two, though.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    No More Heroes is not trying to do the Ninja Gaiden 2 or DMC 4 thing. It's a different type of game entirely.

    SSBBrawl is not trying to do the VF5 or SC4 thing. It's a different type of game entirely.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well No More Heroes does look far, far, more artistic than NG2 or DMC4. I mean, if you just look at it as an action game it'll probably come off as a little weak, but you have to look at the plot and setting and art direction.

    I enjoy the Ninja Gaiden and Devil May Cry series as action games, but they don't kick me in the teeth the way No More Heroes looks like it's going to.


    EDIT: What Renzo said. Don't compare an SSB game with VF or SC or any game like that, because it's not even trying to be that. No More Heroes is a little closer to other action games, but it's really a game that isn't just a shitty version of God of War, it's so much more.

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  • setrajonassetrajonas Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm gunning for SSBB, No More Heroes, Advance Wars and Apollo Justice. mmmm, delicious Ace Attorney...

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