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Satanist

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #15 on: 10 March, 2004, 04:25:04 pm »
I had to post on this one.I've played games for the last twenty years and truly believe we've never had it so good.
I own all three of the main consoles and play each one whenever it gets a good game.I don't play the machine because of who made it but whats been released on it.Do you blame Sony if theres nothing on the telly you fancy tonight just cos they built the TV?
At the moment I'm playing through KOTOR on Xbox(2nd time round after using the dark side to win).
That doesn't mean I don't like the big N or Sony just that I'm waiting until something I fancy comes round.
But if push comes to shove and I'm forced to choose a side then I'd agree with most that Nintendo games do seem a lot more polished than most.
Hmm, just pretend I wrote something witty eh?

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #16 on: 10 March, 2004, 05:47:49 pm »
The difference, of course, being the fact that there was still considerable innovation on the 8-bit platforms. How many innovative games are released these days? Very, very few, I'd wager.

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #17 on: 10 March, 2004, 06:00:10 pm »
>How many innovative games are released these
>days?

  Not many, but I think that's a technology issue, there's been no considerable leap in tech since the move to make all games 3D. About the most innovative thing to come out recently is Eye-toy...

   Steve

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #18 on: 10 March, 2004, 06:01:15 pm »
SONY is not a computer company, they bought their way in the same way that MICROSOFT is doing now - NINTENDO is the traditional game company so its an argument between old and new games players

i think that SONY with their typical japanese attitude towards commerce actually believe they can take over 100% of the market, the problem is that if they do that - yerslips point will strangle the market and lead to another carsh so that will never happen (the people making games for the console will keep re using the same idea ad infinitum bcos they can and jump on any new idea that someone else has) - u need choice in a healthy market, not domination and whenever a companys market share gets too big there is a backlash against them

im not knocking sony bcos they are doing well, i am knocking bcos i do not want to play their games ad infinitum - i dont mind tehm every now and then but i resent the way they are using a strong home market to undercut their console abroad and make us play these games

if METRIOD PRIME was released on the SONY, it woul onlyt register a blip - while CRASH BANDICOOT only registers a minor blip on the NINTENDO and i prefer the former, they are different styles

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #19 on: 10 March, 2004, 06:50:07 pm »
"No, no Lara is dead - Eidos have killed the license with the latest few games."

Sigh...i'm begining to wish i hadn't said anything now...truth is, i actually liked TR6, i took a while to look past the annoying controls and all, but there was more of a story there than some of the earlier games and it goes without saying that the graphics are amazing.  Admittidly, it could have been better, but what with crystal dynamics taking over, i remain hopefull.

TR5 was pish, for the same reason i don't much like TR3, playing wise, they are fun, but the story i don't like, i'd rather one big story than several mini games.


as for sonic, give me a break, i was 8 the first time i played it and had never played a computer game before that.  it blew me away.  this blue hedgehog was zooming past the screen so fast i couldn't keep my eyes on him.  bloody fantastic.

long.

live.

sonic.

he's the keeper of my child hood and innocence, he's the reason i'm addicted to computer games, the reason why my eyes have gone square, and the reason i look back on some memories and smile.

sonic and road rash.  or was it road rage?  the one where you are in a street race and everyone is trying to beat the crap out of the other.  how quaint (says she who is playing gta:vc :))

Jared Katooie

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #20 on: 10 March, 2004, 06:53:15 pm »
Road rage! Yo?ve somewhat redeemed yourself in my eyes after your criticism of Mario (as in Mario, the greatest game character who ever lived, Mario).

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #21 on: 10 March, 2004, 06:56:53 pm »
" i dont mind tehm every now and then but i resent the way they are using a strong home market to undercut their console abroad and make us play these games"

Who exactly is MAKING you play these games?I mean if you don't fancy a certain title then don't buy it.If you don't like Microsoft then don't buy an Xbox.
Games are evolving slower now not because the evil corporations dont care for the little guy its cos theyre so expensive to make and if you were throwing a few million at a title you want it to appeal to the masses.
Hmm, just pretend I wrote something witty eh?

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #22 on: 10 March, 2004, 07:02:49 pm »
Better set your phaser to stun.

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #23 on: 10 March, 2004, 07:07:34 pm »
"Road rage! Yo?ve somewhat redeemed yourself in my eyes after your criticism of Mario"

*wipes away sweat off of forehead*

feewww...that's nice to know...

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« Reply #24 on: 10 March, 2004, 07:20:42 pm »
Ah, but could you handle the secret black bike?

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« Reply #25 on: 10 March, 2004, 07:22:32 pm »
I think it's precisely because of the technology that innovation has been killed. Everything now has to be 3D, otherwise marketing execs think it won't sell. Projects cost many thousands of pounds, to get 'realism', when they used to be created by a single person in their bedroom.

Oddly, the GBA is one place where some innovation still exists, partly because it's not powerful enough to do 3D. Therefore, you get games like Wario Ware.

I wish software houses would take a good long look at classic 1980s games and discover what made them so great. Immediacy and playability are things that cannot be replaced by pretty graphics, a pumping soundtrack and cut-scene movies. Also, why does everything have to have a 'story' and 'game time' these days? I used to love open-ended games! Even most versions of things like Tetris now come with a welded-on 'story' mode.

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« Reply #26 on: 10 March, 2004, 07:27:58 pm »
Oh yeah! I was the *master* at that game RR2. After a while, I took a vow of pacifism, and completed the game without so much as a raised fist.
Better set your phaser to stun.

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« Reply #27 on: 10 March, 2004, 07:53:25 pm »
Cough-Doom3-Cough-Halflife2-Cough-PCgreatetgamesmachineinuniverseeverafterthesnes-Cough.

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #28 on: 10 March, 2004, 07:59:20 pm »
Sony vs Nintendo Vs Dell?

Nah,doesnt sound right
Hmm, just pretend I wrote something witty eh?

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Re: -=>SONY vs NINTENDO
« Reply #29 on: 10 March, 2004, 08:00:57 pm »
PC! PC! PC! PC!

(apart from the fact you have to upgrade every couple of minutes to play stuff)