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Xbox.ign gives The Thing an 8.3

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James Zos, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. James Zos

    James Zos Well-Known Member

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    I actually enjoyed CA's first game. If I can't find SMB2 or SOCOM/w Network Adaptor I might just pick this game up.
     
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    The only thing I'm really worried about is this game supposedly is really short. I think I read it at www.gamespot.com for the ps2 version. Something like 7 hours to finish it.
    ...that's shorter than Ico?!!? [​IMG]
     
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    With the large amount of great games coming out I don't have time anymore for the large 40+ hr games. 7 - 10hrs a game suits me just fine.
     
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    Although I'm sure there has got to be some reason the Xbox version scores a 7 in graphics and an 8 in gameplay, compared to the 7.9 for graphics and 8.5 for gameplay for the PS2, they never tell you since it's the exact same review. Yet another reason I will never be an Insider, great game though [​IMG]
     
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    I just picked up the PC version today and so far it's an outstanding game. Pretty faithful to the movie also. It was cool seeing Blair's spaceship in a game.

    The graphics kickass. They must be pretty bad on the X-Box to only get a 7 because I'd rate them at least a 9.5 on the PC. I'll probably rent the X-Box version anyhow because this game would be really cool in 5.1.
     
  10. Lou Sytsma

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    The Xbox version is supposed to ship today. Anyone pick it up yet? Mine should be in Friday.
     
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    So did the Xbox version come out today? I stopped at a few stores on my way home from work. No luck. I saw Blade 2 available but didn't want to take a chance on it.
     
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    It did come out today. I picked it up at EB and played it briefly. Not bad - my main disappointment is that it doesn't support 480p. I think this may be only the second XBOX game to not support progressive output.
     
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    Well, shit. [​IMG]
    Guess I'll get the PC version, then...
     
  15. Lou Sytsma

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    I have posted this in the movie software section as well.

    Just picked up the game The Thing for my Xbox and received a promotional DVD of the movie as well. I already have the original collectors edition.

    Imagine my shock when I looked at the labelling on the disc which states it is a promo DVD and that is 2.35 widescreen and anamorphic!

    This is one of my favourite movies that I was dying to see get an anamorphic re-release!

    Well thinking this might be a labelling error I rushed home to check the disc out. Sure enough the disc is anamorphic and sports the advantages of the process.

    I'll do some more comparisons between the 2 discs to see how much of a difference there is.

    What a nice bonus - this is a movie I would have gladly rebought if there was an anamorphic re-release! And now I have it for free!

    The audio seems to be the same mix but I'll reserve judgement until I view it further.

    Can anyone else verify this?
     
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    Just wanted to post that I too got this for PC and have to say its pretty decent... although the PC version had some sound issues on my system. Not a bad game and feels alot like the movie I think but I don't think its a game worth $50 either...
     
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    Lou, where did you buy it from? I'll gladly pick up the X-Box version just for that bonus disc.
     
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    The bonus disc isn't anamorphic, it's mislabled. Just like the resolicitation of the regular DVD.

    No 480p = No Sale.

    -Dave
     
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    "No 480p = No Sale."

    So, DaveF, I take it prog scan makes a big difference? I'm not doubting you, I've just never had the chance to hook my Xbox up to a prog scan set.

    "Just picked up the game The Thing for my Xbox and received a promotional DVD of the movie as well."

    Lou, if you are going to make a post like that, you might anticipate that some forum members - like myself and Travis, for instance - are going to want to know where you got a deal like that from. So you might as well just include that information in your original post. But since you didn't, I'll repeat the request: Would you tell us where you got that deal from?
     
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    Sorry guys - I had checked the video from the projector(NEC LT150) which said it was receiving a non-interlaced signal.

    Should have checked to see if the auto-scaling for my Panny RP91 was active - scales nonanamorphic to be anamorphic. It was active.

    My bad.

    James it was a pre-order promo through EB.
     

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