The Cult of Rez

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  1. John Spencer

    John Spencer Supporting Actor

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    I found a used copy of Rez at ElBo for only 10 dollars, so I figured that, based on comments here on the Forum, I'd give it a shot. Now I must say that I hate all of you who convinced me to buy this game. My fiancee isn't too happy either. We've spent two days with this game, and we can't seem to stop. Thanks a lot. Some friends you are! :p)

    The Cult of Rez has grown by two.

    This game is just so much fun. One of our favorite games on the PS1 was N2O, and this is even better. Somehow my hands start to get numb from the beat, but I still find will to keep playing. One of the best PS2 games I've played so far, and an absolute steal at $10.
     
  2. John Royster

    John Royster Screenwriter

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    And now you know...[​IMG]
    My copy of N20 is laying around somewhere. Never did beat it, but got many a sore thumb from it.
     
  3. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

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    AH...welcome to the initiated. You too will now have the love affair with Rez. She is a tricky mistress. She sounds so good and she gives you a tingly feeling when you beat your own level scores (Especially if you have the trance mouse[​IMG]). Yes tricksey she is. She is however so so very good at what she does[​IMG].
    EDIT: For those not in the know, we had a thread a long while ago where myself, BrianB, and a few others battled for rights to her (Rez's) love. No winner was declared then but...oh hell screw that I win she's mine!
     
  4. KevinRB

    KevinRB Stunt Coordinator

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    I love N20, and the Crystal Method sound track fits perfectly.

    I've been looking to pick up Rez too, and would definately buy it for $10. What is ElBo? Is that a website? Any links would be appreciated...
     
  5. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    ummmm over my dead rotting body Romier.
     
  6. John Spencer

    John Spencer Supporting Actor

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    Sorry, ElBo is what we call Electronics Boutique around here. Figured it came from the net somewhere. That's what I get for trying to be savvy. [​IMG]
     
  7. JoshF

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    Mmm. Rez.

    I just realized that I never finished that last level. That last, beautiful, mind-boggling level.
     
  8. Allen_Appel

    Allen_Appel Second Unit

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    Rez is a fantastic game! I've "beaten" the game, but only unlocked the lost level. What else is there when you reach 100%, beat the lost level, etc.? Is the original Dreamcast import version worth getting if you already have the PS2 title?
     
  9. Philip_S

    Philip_S Stunt Coordinator

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    When you beat the Lost Level/5/Fear (love that tune) you get travelling mode, I think, which is just a Free Play mode.

    As far as I know the DC & PS2 versions are the same. The DC version supported the Jump Pack. The PS2 version, in Japan at least, had the "transvibrator" doohickey that you could put in your pocket (or wherever you like).

    Oh, and the DC version, if you have the save on the same VMU as your Space Channel 5 Part 2 save, will unlock a Wireframe costume for Ulala.
     
  10. Eric C. Mylonas

    Eric C. Mylonas Stunt Coordinator

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    Upon a time, this was the name of EB's canine mascot.
     
  11. Iain Lambert

    Iain Lambert Screenwriter

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    Lady Rez is a harsh mistress - I have yet to conquer Direct assault ending in Final Form, so I can get the 'good' ending.
    On a vaguely related note, I only heard the other day about Tomato Four - the forthcoming title from the design collective that Underworld belong to. Needless to say, I'll be getting this one!
     
  12. EdR

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    I too love Rez, but I do wish that the levels were more randomized, both in terms of the scenery and the enemies. But, it's hard to complain in the face of such amazing visual and aural treats!

    BTW, are there any other trance-people here? I'm not talking the fluffy-melodic stuff, but rather the dark abstract stuff ala the Joujouka track in Rez.
     
  13. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

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  14. EdR

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    I've been into psytrance for about 5-6 years now, I was surprised to see a Joujouka track in Rez -- they aren't very well-known, but they are Japanese, so it makes sense.
     
  15. John Spencer

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    Thanks for the heads-up, Iain. I'll be watching for that one!
     
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    Ressurecting this old thread to make a vital announcement:
    I love this game. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    It all started when scouring old reviews at the now deceased Gaming Intelligence Agency (R.I.P.)... the reviewer was going off about this unreally captivating game called Rez... or "The Kandinsky Project" as it was referred to in development... that makes it smart, right? :wink:
    Scored it off ebay earlier in the week for the price of a new console game... it arrived yesterday, and though I haven't finished it yet, but I would not hesitate to say it was worth every last penny. Both for the game... and the PS2 I had to pick up to play the darn thing. [​IMG]
    Could anyone whose more "in-the-know" inform me as to whether the designers of this game still at SEGA? Wasn't sure if there was a direct lineage between this game and Panzer Dragoon Orta, and whether we can expect any such rail shooters in the future.
    Adios, brothers, and preach on. [​IMG]
     
  17. BrianB

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    Best. Game. Evar.
     
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    Joseph Young Screenwriter

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  20. BrianB

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    Dug up this link:
    http://www.u-ga.com/jp/home/index.html
    It's the Japanese homepage of "United Game Artists" - the team behind Rez & SC5. The REZ homepage is well worth a dig around - info on the artists on the soundtrack etc.
     

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