It just never stops....xbox's october lineup looks more grim by the second

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  1. Damien

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    First as we all know, blinx manages to only get a 7 and 7.75, so at least it has been degraded from system seller status
    then the bad part:
    Toe Jam and Earl 3 - 6, 6.75 - says game is too similar to series, which hasn't aged well....damn i can't believe this
    next page:
    house of the dead 3 - 6, 6.5 - the graphics/control were good, and it includes house of the dead 2....but the game is SHOOORT , easy, not many branches, and apparently AUTO RELOAD...this has been downgraded to a rental for me

    two mics. things:
    -game informer puts out wacky and crackhead reviews, the gave dtr 9's, but also some spot on reviews...and imo these reviews look pretty legitimate unfourtunetely
    -besides JSRF, i am getting fed up with sega, especially since pdO won't arrive for some reason this year...why release it in japan first when xbox can't even beat ps1 there - crazy taxi 3, sega gt 2002, gunvalykre, toe jam and earl 3, and others aren't what they should be on xbox...too bad
     
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    now granted i can't expect much from a light gun game, but still...there is no reason of the problems gi reported....
     
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  4. Romier S

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    Um....ok....
     
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    not every game can be a Halo.

    if they could, then what would we find "special" about Halo?
     
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  7. Damien

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    if done properly house of the dead would of got a 7.75/ an 8, rvrn if it was short...

    toe jam got a 6 for stale humor(which some people will dig), simple/repetitive play, and that it hasn't aged well....it says diehard fans of the series may love it, which may make you feel more optimistic, but then they also said it is executed with average written all over it.
    like i said romier, hotd 3 auto reload is a flaw, that is one of the main factors that make light gun games challeging, they should of made this an option. i already listed the other probs. But i would get this game eventually, not for 50, because it has 2 along with it.
    as for game informer, they gave sead to rights a 9.25, and other games with similar quality 9's as well...so almost like ign some people would question there credibility.
    blinx was hyped too much to get the scores it's been getting, no other way around it....i will settle on multipkatform games for now
     
  8. Joe Reed

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    Damien, every game every to come out will suck.
    There you go now you don't have to play any future games. [​IMG]
    Why don't you wait and play a game for yourself instead of relying on someone(you have never met) judgement of a game. Plus different people probably reviewed Dtr and Blinx or any of the other titles.
     
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    Thanks for the info Jeff. To be honest, I never tried to emulate Toejam and Earl. I think I still have the original cart floating around somewhere. My Genesis is packed away somewhere, along with Splatterhouse 2 and Krusty's Funhouse.

    In the latest EGM, however, the allude to the fact that the original game may be hidden away as an Easter Egg in TJ+E 3. That'd be very cool.
     
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    Huh??
    What about:
    Hitman 2
    Lord of the Rings
    Terminator
    Timesplitters
    DOA Beach Vollyball
    To my mind, October is one of the BEST release months for the XBox. Even if these get some 6/7/8 rating, they are all worth at least a rental. Sure, they are not Halo, but many are darn enjoyable.
     
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    As I edited above, I did mean that TJ&E _2_ was supposed to be for a cartoon
    I would not be shocked AT ALL if the game was hidden, it woul be less than a megabyte for the emulator and game, and I'm sure since they know their tricks, they could fix the tiling problem [​IMG]
     
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    The new House of the Dead game comes with the complete version of House of the Dead II, if anyone cares ...
     
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    Bob: The DOA Xtreme Volleyball game isn't coming out until early December.
     
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    shenmue 2 :b
     
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    No reason to be embarrassed over wanting Shenmue 2. It's even better than the first one!
     
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    The only time I let reviews affect my decision is that if they come back really low from several sources or if a game is rated really exceptional from several sources. If a game rates around a 7 then I have to decide myself or look at exactly why tehy did not like it.
    No save points or extremely frustrating are just a couple terms I hate to see in a review.
    Take the Terminator reviews for example. They were kind of low, even Romier said he returned it. I still bought it and I enjoyed playing it once I got past some of the annoyances of the game. It;s not a great game but an example of how you can still like a mildly rated reviewed game. They can't all be 10's.
     
  20. Damien

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    well what do you know, toe jam and earl is flops worse than any other title, getting a 5.0 from gamespot.
    now i ONLY have xbox, but this is getting ridiculous. on all fronts this has been the most disappoining last couple of months for all consoles... that and ign's confirmation that hotd is beatable in a HALF and hour is really getting me peeved at sega...they need to cut the crap and get it together....now i am glad they didn't release pd kind of
     

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