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ckmlb said:

Did you know that gears was supposed to have more timed button events a la god of war and RE4? they couldn't finish the stuff by the time they wanted to release. The thing where you tap the x buttong to slow down bleeding or to revive it is the same thing...


I don't see how you compare tapping a button to slow bleeding in GoW to hitting a button to dodge in RE4.

They're not even remotely the same thing. One adds a frantic aspect to the game (have you ever been screaming into a mic because you're slowing bleeding to death while pounding down the A button repeatedly?), the other takes something that IMO should be a part of the regular gameplay and converts it into a cutscene. One adds to the gaming immersion, the other takes away.

You may like that style of gameplay; that's cool, to each their own. I personally think it's a cop-out by developers.




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rocketpig said:
ckmlb said:

Did you know that gears was supposed to have more timed button events a la god of war and RE4? they couldn't finish the stuff by the time they wanted to release. The thing where you tap the x buttong to slow down bleeding or to revive it is the same thing...


I don't see how you compare tapping a button to slow bleeding in GoW to hitting a button to dodge in RE4.

They're not even remotely the same thing. One adds a frantic aspect to the game (have you ever been screaming into a mic because you're slowing bleeding to death while pounding down the A button repeatedly?), the other takes something that IMO should be a part of the regular gameplay and converts it into a cutscene. One adds to the gaming immersion, the other takes away.

You may like that style of gameplay; that's cool, to each their own. I personally think it's a cop-out by developers.


 Agreed.



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I just started playing God of War, and thought it was sort of like Dragon's Lair or Space Ace or Dance Dance (memorizing button presses or dance moves). Works well for Dance Dance since you're using your feet (tests speed, agility, stamina). For Dragon's Lair, they don't even tell which button or direction to press, you have to know from previous experience or use trial and error. God of War tells you what to press, so it tests timing and button recognition. Not really challenging at all. With enough practice, anyone can do it. Not everyone can be skillful at an FPS, a fighter, or even a driving sim. I've seen people try to pass, just pass, a license test in Gran Turismo over and over and never get it. The higher difficulty on Dance Dance usually destroys me, but I see little girls pass it with no problem. I probably shouldn't be holding a beer while playing though. If you want to play a hard game, try the original Ninja Gaiden for the NES. It's available for the VC. I'm playing it now and it's driving me nuts. I've beaten it when it originally came out, but I forgot how frustrating that game was.



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It's weird how games seemed easier when we were younger... I started playing some Sonic games on the Genesis the other day...and I sucked it up, I don't know how I was able to beat things so easily as a kid.



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Anyone seen the Rachet & Clank movie? Almost the entire level is set on rails! Really turns me off the game... "Here comes a missile... jump" "Here comes a missile... jump" "Here comes a missile... jump" ...etc... Nothing next-gen about the gameplay...



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BenKenobi88 said:
It's weird how games seemed easier when we were younger... I started playing some Sonic games on the Genesis the other day...and I sucked it up, I don't know how I was able to beat things so easily as a kid.

I still don't know how I got to Shredder in the original TMNT when I was 12 years old... I tried playing that game again and couldn't pass the third level after umpteen attempts.

And Kid Icarus? I beat that game. I still have no idea how. 




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rocketpig said:
BenKenobi88 said:
It's weird how games seemed easier when we were younger... I started playing some Sonic games on the Genesis the other day...and I sucked it up, I don't know how I was able to beat things so easily as a kid.

I still don't know how I got to Shredder in the original TMNT when I was 12 years old... I tried playing that game again and couldn't pass the third level after umpteen attempts.

And Kid Icarus? I beat that game. I still have no idea how. 


I beat TMNT when I was a kid. I was thinking about getting that game. Then I remembered it being really brutal and I don't want anything to break. Things tend to break whenever I lose. 

It's so much easier now since we can save where ever we want. Back then you had to beat it in one sitting. Is there a code system for TMNT? Ninja Gaiden doesn't, so it probably took me a good 4-6 hours to beat it the first time. Kid Icarus is crazy hard. So many things would break if I played that game again.



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