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Do We Actually Welcome The Summer Drought?

Obviously, we've already seen some amazing games this year. It'd be no exaggeration to say that we've seen at least a few absolute gems, and that includes God of War III, Red Dead Redemption, Heavy Rain, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Bioshock 2, Bayonetta, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Final Fantasy XIII and others. And looking into the summer months...well, we're not really seeing much of anything in the way of must-have titles. ...but are we really complaining?

Look, I'm all for a continuous influx of great games. That being said, each game does cost a decent chunk of money and we don't necessarily have hours on end every day to play. I refuse to believe that absolutely everyone has been able to play through every great 2010 production thus far, and let's not forget that we saw the typical flood of awesome titles towards the end of 2009, too. In reality, it really hasn't let up since October of last year (with the exception of April, which was mostly dead despite Super Street Fighter IV and Nier showing up) and personally, I'm way behind. I still have to finish 3D Dot Game Heroes and Nier, and I now want to start over in Red Dead Redemption so I can attack it as I would any in-depth RPG. So yeah, I'm not that disappointed to see a break in the action. And I would strongly suggest that y'all take advantage of this lull and play catch-up for a while. Hey, there are a lot of long games out there, too!

I think we all need a little downtime that allows us to catch up on a backlog of games. And while I still say I'm disappointed in how Alpha Protocol turned out (review coming soon), I'm almost happy that I have no desire to add it to my "must-play more" list. See, I really hate having games I never completed in my collection...so maybe it's just me. But I doubt it.

5/28/2010 Ben Dutka

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Deadman
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 9:33:21 PM
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Usually summer time is the best gaming for me. The heat here in Cleveland is too much (humid and thick) to spend outdoors. I crank the AC and game away.

Also I agree, there was no time to play all the AAA titles that came out this year. I got a tremendous backlog to keep me busy.



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FxTales
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 9:38:20 PM

Same here I've yet to play GOW3 and Red Dead Redemption so there's plenty to keep me occupied.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 9:51:40 PM

It's hotter than a pistol here in Minnesota, humid as well. Air conditioning is the greatest invention of all time.

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Qubex
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 8:18:24 AM

Well, to the point where, like myself, I have the AC on constantly, at home and in the office... the heat never lets up in Singapore... and, quite frankly, can be a terrible existence... because of that I am immigrating to New Zealand... there I will have the other extreme, but happy for it...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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IonHawk
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 5:40:28 PM

@World - agree about the heat in Minnesota. Can't believe I was complaining about the cold just a few months ago! :)
But yes - I'm finally making a noticeable dent in my gaming backlog.

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ace_boon_coon
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 6:24:19 PM

try the heat here in south florida. whew it's hotter than 3 hells

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cLoudou
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 9:44:04 PM
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I despise the summer mainly because kids are on break, and family visits which means no gaming time for myself. Oh and of course the blistering heat.

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Danny007
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 9:45:02 PM
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I just beat Red Dead Redemption yesterday. (Epic Ending). Plus I just ordered God Of War 3 off of Amazon.com. Its only 44.99 and you get a $10 gift card with the purchase.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 9:46:49 PM
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I have enough to keep me busy until summer is over. I have yet to complete the Bad Company 2 campaign. Saving it for a rainy day.

Lets see, ill be playing:

Red Dead Redemption, Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Super Street Fighter IV, Uncharted 2 multiplayer, then Metroid Other M is released at the end of August so my summer is pretty full. Red Dead will take me awhile i suspect and I've also got the itch to play through the campaign again on Uncharted 2. So I'm set like a squirrel ready for winter.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 9:50:50 PM
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I am going to be JUST fine without any more must-have titles for awhile. Of course things will kick back into gear when Fallout New Vegas releases in the Fall.

Here is my schedule: Currently playing RDR and Star Ocean TLHI and I also need to beat 3DDotGameHeroes.

Also my shelf has Wet, Nier, X-Blades, and Fallout 3 GOTY (I wanted the expansions) waiting for me to get to them. So I think I'll be fine :) What have you guys got laying around?

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Jawknee
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 9:51:54 PM

Aaaah i completely forgot a bout 3D Dot! As i was typing i kept telling myself there was something i was forgetting. Add that to my list as well.

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Oxvial
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:14:13 PM

Do u have problems with Star Ocean like Highlander? I'm planning to buy it at some point.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:33:17 PM

What problems did he have? I haven't run into any other than the camera is retarded sometimes and a couple technical issues but no deal breakers. I'm only like ten hours in but I'm having a blast with it.

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Jawknee
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:36:35 AM

I guess some of them were defective. I can't remember what he said was wrong with it but i do remember he said some peoples copies didn't work for some reason.

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main_event05
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:01:28 PM
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I do. i gotta catch up on a few games
Uncharted *cough cough

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Kangasfwa
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:09:01 PM
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I welcome any game drought since I'm not in school anymore.

Alpha Protocol didn't turn out well? How am I supposed to live out my Burn Notice fantasies now?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:34:23 PM

New episodes in June :)

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FxTales
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:09:40 PM
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Actually regarding the wii can anyone give me some recommended titles worth having for it? I bought one a while back but didn't end up using it a frequently as I'd hoped.

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Kangasfwa
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:39:54 PM

Super Paper Mario is a fun and funny game if you can find it. It's also a side-scroller by the way.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:18:57 PM

Mad World. Get it.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:48:33 AM

MURAMASA! MURAMASA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MyWorstNightmar
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 10:58:00 AM

Zack and Wiki is an unknown puzzle gem.

You didn't mention what games you DO have, so I recommend the obvious Mario Galaxy games, Zelda, Metroid, and the New Super Mario Brothers has great multi player action. Wii Pikmin is great also.

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FlyingKickPunch
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:05:24 PM

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is one of my Wii favorites.

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piratedrunk
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:59:31 PM

Galaxy and Galaxy 2 are both great. New Super Mario Brothers Wii also so good. Mario Kart. Metroid Prime Trilogy if you can find it. I personally enjoyed Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World. And if you like chill games like harvest moon then Rune Factory Frontier can be a lot of fun.

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Jawknee
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 3:49:41 PM

Zelda: Twilight Princess, Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition, Tatsunoko vs Capcom,Super Paper Mario.

I have also heard good things about Red Steel 2 but i have never played it.

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main_event05
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:12:52 PM
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any Zelda.
Mario Galaxy 2

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FxTales
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:29:04 PM

Sweet I've written them down.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:03:08 PM

Mario Galaxy and Mario Galaxy 2 are the bee's knees.

I'll be playing SMG2 most of the summer, along with Rogue Galaxy for ps2. As soon as i finish going through GT4 again now that i have a wheel.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:12:41 PM

Rogue Galaxy is pretty sweet.

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Underdog15
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:19:30 PM
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I know I definitely feel overwhelmed by the number of high quality games out there. I want to play them all, but sadly lack the time. If this year had happened when I was in university, I would have flunked out.

I'm torn on the issue, though. I want more high quality games, but I don't want to get further behind either.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:35:17 PM

Yeah this year could have been a schoolkiller for anyone still in.

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chedison
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:20:49 PM
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I don't welcome it. I'm having fun with Red Dead Redemption, but there aren't really any games out right now that I see myself playing.... I want another good sandbox game, like Mafia II and hopefully soon Infamous 2. I'm also looking forward to Medal of Honor and Spec Ops: The Line.

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NeoHumpty
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:21:27 PM
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I wasn't expecting Red Dead Redemption as a must have. Who knows if anything else will sneak out.

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Temjin001
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:24:30 PM
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I absolutely don't mind game releases slowing down. But, for me, it seems that they're still pouring in. I like good racers, and Split Second looks great. The devs have taken extra effort to load graphical tasks onto SPU's...( it's not your average multi-platform game). In fact (and I haven't read a thorough comparison) the PS3 version enjoys a small resolution enhancement over the 360 version.

Speaking of 360. Through really unusual circumstances I have a Xbox 360 again. I've given that Bayonetta demo a try (on 360 this time) and despite my earlier impressions I've had a change of heart. It's on my must-play list for the year. I just want to snag it when it's cheap. I don't think there's ever been such a wealth of quality games prior to now.. There's just so many..


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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:37:10 PM
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I'm trying to score $30 for Bayonaise on ebay but it looks like I'll have to lower it unless I get a last minute bid.

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Temjin001
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:04:39 PM

WorldEndsWithMe, I think Gamestop had it going for $30 new for a few weeks. Perhaps a lot of fence-sitters purchased it then. I'm holding out for a price closer to $20

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fluffer nutter
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:21:21 PM

I know it's late in the game, but Bayonetta was $30 on release Tuesday at Toys R Us because it came with a $30 gift card. I'm surprised it hasn't dropped below $30 yet.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:47:50 PM

its stayin around 30 on ebay tho

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Kangasfwa
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:43:15 PM
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Maybe we, as gamers, should embrace episodic games. Top notch experiences in a smaller, cheaper package?

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 1:17:48 AM

Sam & Max come to mind.

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CHAOS THEORY X
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:44:39 PM
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I wouldnt consider FF XIII a gem. just saying...

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Dante399
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:14:50 AM

Now 90 hours in it and I'm thinking just that :D

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eLLeJuss
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:52:10 PM
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I finished it all too soon. ohhhh the horor.

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Deleted User
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:57:52 PM
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I, for one, am glad for the drought. I'm way behind. From Darksiders to Super Mario Galaxy 2, there have been too many must-haves in the last five months.

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Temjin001
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:17:44 PM

Props on Darksiders, I enjoyed that one more than I expected I would. Even with the so-so graphics. I like how it feels like a grown-up Zelda with a heavy emphasis on combat. I think a sequel is in order.

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sunspider13
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 10:17:52 AM

I'm going to start a new game on Apocalyptic setting. I did have my reservations about the game as a whole, but i found myself enjoying the experience and the story. I'm hoping for a sequel and from the ending I don't see why there can't be one.

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 10:58:23 PM
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the next three giant titles i am looking forward to are:

The Last Guardian
Castlevania Lords of Shadow
FF versus 13

I am yet to complete or play:

FF13, GOW3, Heavy Rain, AC2, Star Ocean 4, WKC, Dante's Inferno, Resonance of Fate, Nier. so the drought is welcomed :D

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fluffer nutter
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:04:55 PM
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Déjà vu.

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SmokeyPSD
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:31:19 PM
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judging by wat is being said by alpha protocol i really hope this time is being used by developers.

Am I the only one feeling that obsidian does not deserve the projects they have been given? they never have. Right back to an Alien RPG. That would've been a masterpiece, yet it ended up in their hands never to be finished, I am very angry towards them.

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ebterp
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:50:26 PM
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Well I still have Heavy Rain and Final Fantasy to catch up on. As well as RDR although that is currently stuck in my YLOD old 80GB sitting next to me!

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whiskeytango74
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 11:55:31 PM
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Im glad for the game drought I got Modnation today and last Wednesday I god RDR and Skate 3. need plenty of time to play them

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laxpro2001
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:07:02 AM
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Seeing as how I have been studying abroad for the past few months without my ps3 I'd say I have the most catching up to do. Not to mention I still had to finish Valkyria Chronicles and Eternal Sonata when I left and I was still going hard on Demons Souls and starting up a new game in Oblivion.

Now how the heck am I supposed to prioritize my time? I'll only have weekends and nights to play so I'm going to have to go hard and try to be fair especially since I plan on getting quite a few of the recently released games

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:23:18 PM

look on the bright side you can get some of the games you missed a bit cheaper.

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laxpro2001
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 5:05:35 PM

yea very true. I already have 3DDGH waiting for me at home and I can't wait to play the hell out of that :D

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Scarecrow
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:07:40 AM
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It's also a great time for Ben to preach us gamers to pick up some babes :P

Seriously though, for those who are actually done with all the great ps3 titles from 2009 and 2010; there's a whole collection of ps2 and ps1 games which I'm sure some of you have been wanting to buy some day.

Gotta say, I have never fallen so behind on the greatest games of each generation like I have recently with ps3's 2009/2010 lineup since the best years of ps1. That's truly saying something!

Can't wait for the Autumn games.

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FxTales
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:15:30 AM
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I know I posted earlier for decent Wii games but I also forgot to ask about good rpg's to keep me occupied during my break. I loved Kingdom Hearts and that type of rpg where you can move around as you fight. I've only had experience with Final Fantasy titles really but would like broaden my range. Any more recommendations would be awesome, want to take advantage of everyone's preferences and try them out.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:53:06 AM

Tales of Symphonia 2 is a must get if you loved the first one. Zelda too of course. Beyond that, can't remember any others

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:26:37 PM

If you've got a PS2 or full BC on your PS3, you might like Rogue Galaxy and Star Ocean III, you can run around and attack in real time in those.
For more traditional turn based fighting there's Persona 3&4 and Shadow Hearts series.

For PS3 there's Eternal Sonata and of course Star Ocean IV.

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MysteriousMagus
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:22:51 AM
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I got God of War 3 and Final Fantasy XIII. Now preordered Demon's Souls (finally coming into Australia).

I also got Splinter Cell: Conviction for PC. The game it's actually better than the other splinter cell games on PS2 which I hated...

Also got Assassin's Creed 2 but for PC when it came out.
I only buy exclusive PS3 games... XD

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FxTales
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:59:21 AM
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Thanks Scarecrow I'll look into it.

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Masry_XI
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:01:48 AM
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Final Fantasy X , PLZ :)

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faraga
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:06:46 AM
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Yeah, I have some catch-up to do, on my trip to the USA I bought inFamous, which I still have to finish, and I also haven't completed Episodes of Liberty City yet, plus, I want to buy Red Dead Redemption. So I'll have a busy schedule to do in the holidays.

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Dante399
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:17:26 AM
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This summer is for Monster Hunter 3! Man I gotta buy a wii first dmmit if only it was on the PS3.

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LittleBigMidget
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:19:49 AM
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I welcome the drought. I got a ton of games on my plate. I just got SMG2, a friend is picking up Modnation for me soon, I need to get Yakuza 3, I also must finish RDR and continue trophy hunting in GoW3, then I must play Killzone 2 & LittleBigPlanet in anticipation for their sequels. So yeah, I'm REALLY BUSY with my PS3 & Wii. Not to mention E3 is around the corner. Going to be a HUGE year.

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Alienange
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:27:55 AM
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I am not fond of having unfinished games in my collection either. The unfinished pile is bigger now than it has ever been in my life. Which is really odd since I play games for hours just about every day.

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Milonakis
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:57:57 AM
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I still need to get Red Dead and I am going to be busy with ModNation for a great time to come.

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___________
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 2:23:01 AM
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im really glad its time for the summer drought, it gives me time to finish mod nation racers, prince of persia the forgotten sands, alpha protocol, blur, alan wake, red dead redemption plus the 4 assignments ive got due by the end of next week.

im actually surprised by alpha protocol its a much better game than what i was expecting since well since segas track record latley is less than stellar!
the only 4 things that are bugging me with it is the lack of polish, the AI, the RPG elements and the puzzles.
honestly this game feels so freaking rushed its not funny and this is after it got delayed like what 8 months god id hate to see what it would of been like if it did not get delayed!!!
honestly do sega have a QA team what so ever???
im really starting to believe they dont, if they do than dam i wish i could get paid to do jack fu*king shit!!!

than there are the puzzles they are so dam fu*king hard, but not hard as in challenging hard as in cheap hard.
they give you a task to complete and the fastest thing in the world would require say 20 seconds to do it so thats how long they give you.
sorry sega but i dont have reflexes like flash, id be nice if i did but sadly i dont.

than theres the RPG elements to the game.
i understand its a RPG so that is why the combat system is how it is you need points to spend on certain attributes.
but can i ask you one question, what the f*ck is the point of aiming my gun if im still going to miss???
honestly i take cover literally 20cm away from a enemy line up my cursor over his head, wait for the read cross hairs to decrease to get a critical shot fire and still some how i miss.
the reticules red right dead set on his head but i some how still missed.
what is the point of aiming if thats not where my bullets are going to go?
honestly run up to a wall and fire a shot check where your reticule is in comparison to where the bullet hit, honestly it will be a good 3 cms or so off.

last but not least theres the AI.
some bits are good like the AI is actually dynamic so instead of following a set path the enemies wonder around making it harder to pick them off because they group together.
but than theres the bad parts, the main part is they some how can see through solid walls and have eyes at the back of their heads.
theres a perk you can earn called silent walk, i crouch, activate it so its impossible for the enemy to hear me, creep up behind him and even though i am silent and he has his back to me he still some how sees me.
another time im taking cover behind a wall, i jump across a gap and take cover behind another wall than the enemy sees me through the cover i took and starts shooting me.
since when can humans see through cement??????????

one thing this game does really well though is giving the player choice and o boy is their plenty of that!!!
also the level design is really well done, much better than splinter cell conviction.
in splinter cell conviction 99% of the levels force you to take one path through a level straight past enemies there is no way to avoid them, 1% of levels there is a way to avoid them but its so well hidden no one will notice it.
in alpha protocol every single mission is so open there is always at least 2 ways some times more to get through and if you want avoid detection.
in splinter cell conviction say you enter a area and you need to get into a building the game will say go through the front door it wont say you can use the roof. but in alpha protocol it will say you need to go here, you can use the front door and go all guns blazing or you can take the roof and do it stealth fully.
thats what i love about alpha protocol it shows you all your cards and lets you make the decision.

alpha protocol is the game splinter cell conviction should of been.
in allot of levels splinter cell conviction it does not allow you to scan the area and choose different routes to kill certain enemies, most of the time there is one path and you have to stay on that path. it does not allow you to scan the area and say ok if i take this route and take out this guy, o wait i cant do that because than he will see me. splinter cell really does not allow you to do that, its a more this is how it is dont like it tough luck.
where alpha protocol lets you assess the situation and lets you choose how you want to execute it.
like the train level, there was a main platform 3 enemies on the left 3 on the right sides.
i started at the back right took out 2 enemies, than went back and did the same on the back left.
than i had the 2 front enemies left, i chose the right path and noticed just before i went in for the kill that if i took out the right guy i would be seen. so i moved back and took the left path instead this allowed me to take out the left guy without being seen.
that is perfect level design, the game puts you into a situation shows you all your options and lets you choose which ones to take and which ones to leave.
conviction never lets you do that.

if alpha protocol had the camera, controls and cover system of splinter cell conviction it could of been a masterpiece!!!
if splinter cell conviction had the open level design of alpha protocol it could of also been a masterpiece!!!!!
i hate it when games that have such high potential fell short because of something so small and silly, its really upsetting to see something so big destroyed by something so small.

if alpha protocol had the production values of conviction it could of been GOTY 2010 no joke it could of been that good!
but sadly alpha protocol goes on the gigantic list of games that could of been masterpieces but fell down because of crappy lazy developers.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 9:42:25 AM

Were you drunk when you wrote this?

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Lex Luthor
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 4:43:29 PM

@ ______:

What the f*ck this has to do with the topic at hand??

Seriously dude, STOP TROLLING!

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The X Factor 9
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 2:47:35 AM
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I have quite a backlog of games to play.

First and foremost, I've got to finish God of War III and Assassins Creed 2.

I waited until ALL of the DLC for AC2 was out before getting past chapter 9. I want to complete the game in its entirety. Shame on UbiSoft for "cutting" the DLC chapters.

To be honest with you guys, the Xbox 360 looks to have a stronger 2nd half lineup at the moment. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm excited about Halo: Reach. I've been using my PS3 almost exclusively for the past 12 months. I recently purchased Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Splinter Cell Conviction.

Oh, and I still need to play Heavy Rain, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, and Demon's Souls.

Next game I'm 100% sure to buy is Fallout: New Vegas...but I still need to beat: Point Lookout, The Pitt, and Mothership Zeta first...

Talk about a backlog...

M.A.G. and MLB 10: The Show have been constantly sucking up my time...makes it almost impossible to keep up.

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Milonakis
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 3:00:38 AM
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I still haven't even gotten around to Uncharted 2.

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Qubex
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 8:20:56 AM

You will cry, howl and grunt like man pig bear man when you finally do... :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Gordo
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 3:34:24 AM
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They are releasing Demon's Souls in Australia in a month so that is a must buy for me.

Then there is nothing on my radar unless GT5 pops up.

12 hours into Red Dead Redemption at the moment and loving it.

25 hours into Final Fantasy XIII and realising that it's really a bit of a slog and I might just play it until I get to Pulse then trade it (for Demon's Souls if I'm lucky).

I just can't help thinking that FFXIII is just too much like work. The battles are good and there is a bit of strategy involved but that is about it. 25 hours in, if I really think I've got 25 hours of the same then that doesn't actually thrill me. Pretty disappointed.

Red Dead Redemption on the other hand, is just pure fun. I got bored of GTAIV pretty quick but RDR is just like Assassins Creed 2 compared with 1. Lots of variety and the gun battles are pure fun.

I picked up Siren Blood Curse very cheap. Like a bit of something scary for the evenings!

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BlinkBoy
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 4:31:40 AM
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Yeah this summer will be a catch up on titles I haven't had time for

Heavy Rain
God of War Collection + God of War 3
Star Ocean 4
Dragon Age Origins
Complete WKC
Mod Nation Racer.
probably more that I can't think of right now.

Then it is only one game coming this summer I want, but it is not on PS3. Starcraft 2 is coming 27th July for PC only.

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Zorigo
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 5:12:11 AM
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I'm happy for it definitely. Help me clar up everything im trying to play...

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Deleted User
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 5:43:46 AM
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well i have 4 purchies this summer
- Pga tour 11 (jun)
- Crackdown 2 (360) and Ncaa Football 11 (July)
and last but not least Madden nfl 11 (Aug)

as for my backlog i don't even know were to begain so many games so little time

'b.g'
'whatcha talking about willis'
RIP
Gary Coleman

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sunspider13
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 10:34:01 AM
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I for one am happy that the summer lull is upon us again. I think it's a good idea for the companies to not put out any big blockbusters during the summer. Besides that, E3 is next month and the great hype machine for the holiday season will start soon.

As for the stuff that I have to complete:
Demon Souls
Dante's Inferno
Heavy Rain

And I live in St. Louis and the humidity here is like walking through soup sometimes, lol.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 11:57:15 AM
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I definitely welcome the summer drought, I just started Red Dead Redmemption, I'm planning on getting 3d dot game heroes (I would've bought it, but they didn't have it in stock, now I'll spend my money otherwise) and I STILL need to get Heavy Rain somehow, it's still 60 euros over here -_-
Also, I'll have some time for free running, seeing as it has become a weekly thing since 3 weeks ago.
And I need to buy a kite surf set, which will be very expensive, but will be cheaper in the end seeing as I'll spend most of my 3 weeks in France Kite surfing.

Oh well, I'll see how it all pans out.

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FlyingKickPunch
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:15:37 PM
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I for one totally welcome this summer drought, after the spring DELUGE I have a ton of great games to catch up on.

Unless BlazBlue Continuum Shift releases on July 27th(I know Ben said fall, but Amazon and Aksys said July, I'm so confused...), and RAGE actually comes out this summer, that's all I have on my list until the inevitable fall flood of games. Maybe Trinity Universe, but I dunno yet.

No complaints from me! :)

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DeathOfChaos
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:38:12 PM
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What about the Naughty Bear game? I wanted that game since I first laid eyes on it in GameInformer.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 12:47:27 PM

I should have it this week.

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FlyingKickPunch
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 2:21:37 PM

Naughty Bear looks awesome! Like Manhunt, but with teddy bears! LOL, how did that one get pitched to a publisher? I dunno, but I hope it's as good as it's potential shows!

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 8:44:08 PM

@Ben

You'll have it to review?

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piratedrunk
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 1:02:06 PM
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I am very much looking forward to the drought.
I still haven't played Killzone 2, GTA4 or GoW3 among others. Should be plenty to keep me busy.

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hadouken
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 2:22:02 PM
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I'm for the drought because I'm behind. I just now beat ACII. There seems to a few games coming out this summer though.

Like Singularity & Transformers: War For Cybertron.

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CharlesD
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 6:39:38 PM
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GTAIV
GOWIII
COD WaW
Hotshots Golf
ProStreet
MW2
Heavy Rain

Most are extremely close to being beat the MW2 is because I'm very close to the next prestige, and I have beaten Heavy Rain four times but w. twenty something outcomes, why stop playing?

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Temjin001
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 7:19:12 PM
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I'm currently working on Ratchet Crack in Time. A great game that offers a lot of good shooter fun. I don't know why the game hasn't received more hype considering how well made it is. This is actually the second Ratchet game I've played (three if you include Booty).

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Frenchy17
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 12:25:45 AM
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I welcome the break, I have unopened Assasin's Creed 2, Bioshock 2, and Red Dead Redemption. Of course it will take me a while to decide which one to start first lol.

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Robochic
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 8:12:56 AM
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I have plenty of games to finish up, like Unchartered 2, GOW III, heavy rain would like to go futher into that, so thankgoodness I have 2 weeks off straight end of july beginning of August.

Also I think I'll pick up Naughty bear as well as Epic Mickey since both look fun and pretty interesting.

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 8:42:07 PM

Yes, I want to give Naughty Bear a shot too! I'm looking forward to Last Guardian the most though...

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KING313
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 11:09:18 AM
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With open arms my friend. I can't afford all the games I want so I have to use Gamefly. I have a 2-game package and it generally works out well but I've missed a lot of titles since January. I was scrambling to rent the right games. Now, I can chill out and play Modnation Racers til Transformers drops, and there aren't many titles after that. I've had to rush through a lot of titles this year only scoring 2 maybe 3 platinum trophies since December!

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Macavity
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 3:00:26 PM
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I just picked up Star Ocean 4, I think I can sink at least 150 hours in it. It has everything I want in a RPG! =) So the summer drought will have nothing to do with me.

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 8:41:10 PM
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Yes, I welcome it! So many games, so little time & money! I have yet to even start Turok (not missing much I gather, but still), or finish RFoM, Bioshock, Transformers 1&2, Orange Box, R&CF:ACIT... and there are many more I have missed out on like infamous, Borderlands, Killzone2, RFoM2, Bioshock2, Assassins Creed2, Fallout3 etc.

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BikerSaint
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 9:13:25 PM
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Drought welcomed here.
Talk about backlog, I've got well over 280 Xbox games, 50 for the 360, 400 PS1 games, 240+ PS2 games I still haven't played so far.
And I've got about 55 PS3 games still waiting to be played, including these games at the top of my "to get to" list that I really want to play....
KZ2
R2
Call Of Juarez:B in B
Fear 1 & 2
AC1
Fuel Motorstorm
Burnout Paradise


But the last month's been spent just on "The Saboteur" & I've got 129 hours in so far.

I finished all the main storyline & missions in a week & 1/2, but I want to see if I can get my 1st plat, so now I've picking away at all the extra "free Play" targets ever since.

***Spoiler alert****
Damn, trying to swan-dive from the top of the Eiffel Tower into a small wading pool below has been a real biatch so far.
And if it keeps continuing the way it has so far, my character Shawn won't have any teeth left from face-palming the concrete over & over & over.



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