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theRepublic said:
SaviorX said:

Losing several consoles that I used to own (Dreamcast, broken PS1)


Not getting into the Playstation thing (PS1/PS2) sooner, now playing catch-up.

Buying Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Baten Kaitos Origins.

Playing MGS2, expecting to go back to playing as Snake or at least move to a different level besides the Big Shell but..............

Not beating FF7 the first time I got it in 2000. Saving my brothers money by getting Freedom Fighters instead of paying more for Super Mario Galaxy...why?.....

Being too afraid to play Resident Evil 1 (GC) for years, but then beating it last month and loving it.

Seeing Azure Dreams at Sam Goody for $15 and not exhausting every means of acquisition before it disappeared forever...................that has to be my BIGGEST ONE. I think about it everyday.

I know you are probably tired of people taking issue with this post, but I'm going to anyway.

You didn't like Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem?  Why not?  You only paid $10, and didn't think it was worth it?  Seriously?

No, I didn't like Eternal Darkness.

 

The story was unengaging and I didn't find interest in it. The gameplay was pretty boring as well. The combat was archaic to say the least and I didn't find myself in awe or enjoyment of anything. I finished it because I didn't want my money to go to waste, but after I did complete it, I left it abandoned in a cardboard box, never to be used again.

 

People kept going on about how great it was but I found it boring and uninspiring. Nostalgia of that 2002 game is blurring their vision because besides the Sanity effects, it was pointless for me to play. I could've bought something else with my $10, so yes it seriously was not worth it.



Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

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SaviorX said:

No, I didn't like Eternal Darkness.

The story was unengaging and I didn't find interest in it. The gameplay was pretty boring as well. The combat was archaic to say the least and I didn't find myself in awe or enjoyment of anything. I finished it because I didn't want my money to go to waste, but after I did complete it, I left it abandoned in a cardboard box, never to be used again.

People kept going on about how great it was but I found it boring and uninspiring. Nostalgia of that 2002 game is blurring their vision because besides the Sanity effects, it was pointless for me to play. I could've bought something else with my $10, so yes it seriously was not worth it.

Don't mistake people having fun with a game you found un-fun as "nostalgia [...] blurring their vision". I played Eternal Darkness again a few weeks ago and it was still fantastic. I don't take issue with you not liking it, we all have different tastes, but don't go so far as to call my taste into question.



Khuutra said:
SaviorX said:

No, I didn't like Eternal Darkness.

The story was unengaging and I didn't find interest in it. The gameplay was pretty boring as well. The combat was archaic to say the least and I didn't find myself in awe or enjoyment of anything. I finished it because I didn't want my money to go to waste, but after I did complete it, I left it abandoned in a cardboard box, never to be used again.

People kept going on about how great it was but I found it boring and uninspiring. Nostalgia of that 2002 game is blurring their vision because besides the Sanity effects, it was pointless for me to play. I could've bought something else with my $10, so yes it seriously was not worth it.

Don't mistake people having fun with a game you found un-fun as "nostalgia [...] blurring their vision". I played Eternal Darkness again a few weeks ago and it was still fantastic. I don't take issue with you not liking it, we all have different tastes, but don't go so far as to call my taste into question.

I agree with this.  I am playing Eternal Darkness at the moment for the first time since when i first got it and it's still great.  Sure the graphics have aged (it did start as a N64 game) and the control is a little clunky but it's original and still holds up remarkably well. Admittedly, and this was also true at the time of it's release, it's not everyone's cup of tea.



Khuutra said:
SaviorX said:

No, I didn't like Eternal Darkness.

The story was unengaging and I didn't find interest in it. The gameplay was pretty boring as well. The combat was archaic to say the least and I didn't find myself in awe or enjoyment of anything. I finished it because I didn't want my money to go to waste, but after I did complete it, I left it abandoned in a cardboard box, never to be used again.

People kept going on about how great it was but I found it boring and uninspiring. Nostalgia of that 2002 game is blurring their vision because besides the Sanity effects, it was pointless for me to play. I could've bought something else with my $10, so yes it seriously was not worth it.

Don't mistake people having fun with a game you found un-fun as "nostalgia [...] blurring their vision". I played Eternal Darkness again a few weeks ago and it was still fantastic. I don't take issue with you not liking it, we all have different tastes, but don't go so far as to call my taste into question.

No need to take offense. I wasn't insulting anyone. It was just an occasion where  I thought people were discussing "yea, I used to play that!", but then when they go back to play said game, it was was underwhelming.  It is kind of a "you have to be there thing" where a kid wouldn't see how good Ocarina of Time is now because of the graphics or something, but if here was there in 1998 he/she may have loved it.

 

It was weird for me, because I wasn't sure if these people and I were playing  the same game. Everyone loved it, BUT me, and I am usually down to try almost any type of game. Guess it just was too little too late or something. I don't know, I just didn't like it.



Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

SaviorX said:
Soriku said:
SaviorX said:

Losing several consoles that I used to own (Dreamcast, broken PS1)


Not getting into the Playstation thing (PS1/PS2) sooner, now playing catch-up.

Buying Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Baten Kaitos Origins.

Playing MGS2, expecting to go back to playing as Snake or at least move to a different level besides the Big Shell but..............

Not beating FF7 the first time I got it in 2000. Saving my brothers money by getting Freedom Fighters instead of paying more for Super Mario Galaxy...why?.....

Being too afraid to play Resident Evil 1 (GC) for years, but then beating it last month and loving it.

Seeing Azure Dreams at Sam Goody for $15 and not exhausting every means of acquisition before it disappeared forever...................that has to be my BIGGEST ONE. I think about it everyday.


I hate you.

I was 7 hours in, and was constantly getting my butt kicked from common enemies.

 

It was a different card system from Baten Kaitos 1 and I couldn't use it....at all. Everyone used one deck and I tried for a long time one day to see if I could separate it, but alas I couldn't.  Because of this unity in deck usage, I never got the cards Iwanted and couldn'tpull off a number streak like I did during the 65 hours I played BK1.

 

So instead of suffering through probably another 58 hours, I sacrificed my data to let my brother play the beauty known as Fire Emblem. I deleted my BKO info and there was just enough room left on the memory card for him to play Path of Radiance.

 

I may return to Baten Kaitos Origins one day, but if the same thing happens where I cannot manage the card system, I'll be done with it for good.

7 hours I was good to go with the system. I died a lot from bosses though, but normal enemies weren't too much of a problem. I thought the unity was more convenient. BKO's battle system is much better IMO. I'd have liked BK1's battle system more if it wasn't soooooooo slow.




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Soriku said:
SaviorX said:
Soriku said:
SaviorX said:


Buying Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Baten Kaitos Origins.


I hate you.

I was 7 hours in, and was constantly getting my butt kicked from common enemies.

 

It was a different card system from Baten Kaitos 1 and I couldn't use it....at all. Everyone used one deck and I tried for a long time one day to see if I could separate it, but alas I couldn't.  Because of this unity in deck usage, I never got the cards Iwanted and couldn'tpull off a number streak like I did during the 65 hours I played BK1.

 

So instead of suffering through probably another 58 hours, I sacrificed my data to let my brother play the beauty known as Fire Emblem. I deleted my BKO info and there was just enough room left on the memory card for him to play Path of Radiance.

 

I may return to Baten Kaitos Origins one day, but if the same thing happens where I cannot manage the card system, I'll be done with it for good.

7 hours I was good to go with the system. I died a lot from bosses though, but normal enemies weren't too much of a problem. I thought the unity was more convenient. BKO's battle system is much better IMO. I'd have liked BK1's battle system more if it wasn't soooooooo slow.

It was too frustrating after a while. I took a long break from the game and then came back months later. Besides the battling, other features of the game just weren't like BK1, and I liked those. Saki wasn't to cool yet either....I need to invest more time into it in order to better understand the characters, but if the gameplay is this....frustrating, I may not want to again.



Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

Maybe you'll like the battle system more once you get more magnus. But what don't you like about it specifically? Is it just that you have a hard time getting the magnus you need quickly enough? Later on you don't really get that problem. I think the more good choices you make, the easier it is to get cards you need. When I go back and play and do a combo I almost always get the magnus I need. You should continue it.

Oh, and Sagi gets MUCH better after the big plot twist later in the game.




Soriku said:
Maybe you'll like the battle system more once you get more magnus. But what don't you like about it specifically? Is it just that you have a hard time getting the magnus you need quickly enough? Later on you don't really get that problem. I think the more good choices you make, the easier it is to get cards you need. When I go back and play and do a combo I almost always get the magnus I need. You should continue it.

Oh, and Sagi gets MUCH better after the big plot twist later in the game.

Maybe I just needed more time. After beating FF7 and FF10, I was starved for RPGs. It seems like nothing has been good since FF7, but that is only because I haven't ventred out into anything else.

 

I will get back to BKO eventually.



Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

hsrob said:
I looked at this thread title and thought, "that's silly, why would you regret playing a game", then it hit me, the memory that had been buried for years. I was seduced by the excellent previous versions on the PC and made the fatal error of succumbing without nary a playtest or reading a review......It was horrible; physics that belonged in elastic world, crap player models and i couldn't figure out why the game smeared vasoline on the inside of my TV screen, or where on earth they put the gameplay. I can't even bring myself to mention it's name but this game taught me a first brutal gaming lesson. Needless to say i didn't permit it to defile the cartridge slot of my N64 for very long and it was forever removed from my house not long after. I'm still haunted though by the poor sap who may have picked it up after me, discounted in the 2nd hand section at EB........ and he probably thought he was getting a bargain.

Um, Starcraft 64?



Justin said:
hsrob said:
I looked at this thread title and thought, "that's silly, why would you regret playing a game", then it hit me, the memory that had been buried for years. I was seduced by the excellent previous versions on the PC and made the fatal error of succumbing without nary a playtest or reading a review......It was horrible; physics that belonged in elastic world, crap player models and i couldn't figure out why the game smeared vasoline on the inside of my TV screen, or where on earth they put the gameplay. I can't even bring myself to mention it's name but this game taught me a first brutal gaming lesson. Needless to say i didn't permit it to defile the cartridge slot of my N64 for very long and it was forever removed from my house not long after. I'm still haunted though by the poor sap who may have picked it up after me, discounted in the 2nd hand section at EB........ and he probably thought he was getting a bargain.

Um, Starcraft 64?

I was thinking Command & Conquer, but I don't see how physics or player models would be complaints for those games.



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