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Thursday Chat, July 4


It's July 4, American Independence Day. So to celebrate the fact today's chat topic will focus on our cousins over at the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

What's your favourite American based game? Do you have a favourite developer? Is America and its games all guns, guns, guns or have other noteworthy titles really made you sit up and grab your attention?


Let's Chat America-style.

Edited On 04 Jul, 2013

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Johno Muller 3 years ago
I like peanut butter
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Ah, I love America. I miss America a lot! I would gladly move out there if the opportunity arose. Proper American apple pie is the absolute shit! I love it!
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JoeToots 3 years ago
If you get a tampon shove it up a monkeys nose and eat peanuts the lion will be saved from jail.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
What?
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Dead 3 years ago
Another pearl of wisdom from Tootell ;)
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
You have changed my life forever Tootell.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Does it have to be shoved up a monkeys nose and can you use peanut butter instead of Peanuts to please Johno?
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Either a monkeys nose or a polar bears rectum
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Ask spongebob what happens when you mess with David
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JoeToots 3 years ago
also just want to say amazon prime what a service
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Johnny B 3 years ago
American pie!
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
I want to get a Ouya just to emulate Pokemon on 50inch TV
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Great idea man, which one, I joined late in the Pokemon gaming craze, and played a lot of yellow and gold, wouldn't mind seeing them on a 50 inch. Probably the most cost effective way of doing that would be to buy a cheap Letcool or Dingoo handheld device and get free emulators for them, I own a letcool and it does the job great :)
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JoeToots 3 years ago
This bad boy just arrived http://i.imgur.com/j0gcoD5.jpg
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I saw that going cheap on Amazon. was tempted to pick it up myself. But thought better of it after reading a few reviews and realising that I've got too many games to play already.
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Dead 3 years ago
You want to play Pokemon on a big screen telly, get a Gamecube and Gameboy player ;)
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Same her tm, I have a list of games I play regularly (2 games) and about 10 I play occasionally, and 30 others are cherished limited editions lol and play later games. Still unsur about getting The Last of Us this month :/
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
I would most likely go for Emerald as it has the best codes for randomisers, and the most recent one before the DS generation which would suffer horribly due to the aspect ratio of two screens. I have a 3DS and emulators on my laptop already so I have the portable ability just not the big screen I want.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
For anyone interested in the 360 sale today.http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-15441-Xbox-Live-Ultimate-Game-Sale-Day-3---Crysis-3--Witcher-2.html
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I can't sing the praises of The Last of Us mate. It's not a 10/10 game, but it's excellent. probably the best game I've played so far this year.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I meant, can't sing the praises of The Last Of Us ENOUGH!
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Johnny B 3 years ago
I see, can you not link your pc to your tv via HDMI/VGA? If you want a controller in your hands then I reckon you can get some software to enable a ps3/xbox controller, either that or go with the GameCube suggestion maybe. I've heard bad things about Ouya's controller design, saying that it is the worst thing about the Ouya, correct me if I'm wrong.
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
What trilogy should I pick up on my PS3? Resistance, Uncharted or killzone, I haven't played through any of them yet...
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Johnny B 3 years ago
I don't have any other games I want this month so I may well fork out for it in the near future :)
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Uncharted.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I would say Killzone, but only if you can get through the less than average first one (remembering it's a HD remake) because 2 and 3 are immense.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
It's an ultrabook, no video ports really sucks. I looked up some more and there are no GBA emulators on Ouya anyway so that's out the window and the gamecube route has the lack of randomiser that I'm really interested in.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Uncharted Trilogy and Would Suggest the first 2 Ratchet games Tools of Destruction and Crack in Time.
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Dead 3 years ago
Injustice facebook page is saying the Wii U DLC has arrived, but I can't see it on the eshop. :(
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Ah I see, we'll the Dingoo was what I heard about first and everyone caused a fuss because it had Linux OS on it but I gambled on a Letcool because of the bigger list of systems it supported+ the two player controller benefit :) the letcool supports gb, gba (some games play well not all), nes, snes, genesis, and its got a camera which isn't great but what do expect for around £50 lol
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Johnny B 3 years ago
I wonder, should I kick myself for not having tried killzone? Only played a brief SP demo of 3, and I've checked out the trilogy pack on amazon (not to mention I got a 3D tv on its way soon). I guess you'd say its the right time but only FPS games I've liked in the past are BF3, Bioshock and Timesplitters.
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Forgot that awesome game BLACK :P
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I whole heartedly recommend Killzone. 2's SP is amazing, with decent and surprisingly still active MP. 3's single player falls over slightly trying to be too epic for it's own good. But the MP is excellent. Definitely worth a shot. you don't need to play one if you don't want to (it's pretty rubbish) and 2 and 3 are available dirt cheap.
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Cool, I'll check out how much they are on the store but I am a fan of retail copies even if I don't have the space for them lol. People have praised killzone 1 quite highly, what do you think was so bad about it? I'd like to start from the beginning but I remember as a late ps3 buyer looking at resistance 1 and thinking wow that looks like shit compared to now lol. Course these days you can't just a game by its graphics ;)
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Johnny B 3 years ago
*Judge
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I'll be honest. Ive not read a single review that praised KZ1 highly. It's a functional shooter. It tries to do a few interesting things that don't really pan out, the multiple characters thing they do is interesting but it doesn't change anything game wise really! The MP was ok, but nothing special. I don't base games on their looks, usually. KZ1 isn't pretty, but i don't really care. it's just a shooter that fails miserably when you compare it to games that were out around the same time. Allied Assault for example.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Do you have a Wii Johno? Also why you playing the vanilla games? Go play the hacks like Ash Gray, Snakewood or the Ruby Destiny series
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
I don't have a Wii, vanilla with randomiser is where it's at, I can have a Beldum for a starter!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Just got the Risen 2 Collector's Edition (PS3) for £13. Result
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
I brought killzone 1 the other week in the sale i now have all three games and yet to play them.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Why do you want to play with the Randomizer? Just go play the hacks, different regions, different pokemon, different trainers/gyms and different storylines (and in the case of Snakewood ....... Zombies)
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Fair enough, the cheapest i found the KZ trilogy is around £20, which ain't too bad. I'm addicted to Xcom atm and still half way through god of war ascension which i badly need to finish before i start another game. Still havent finished Xcom mind you im on my 8th game and still finding out stuff, like not to have all my units around my hover shiv when it's about to explode doh! Lol Where did you pick risen 2 CE edition from?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Zavvi but I just canceled it, i'm trying to stop buying games that i'm not going to play for a while
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Fair enough that's good advice lol. Reason I asked about risen 2 is cos my misses was interested in that before it was released but we never got it. Anyone here own it or played it who can give insight to if its any good? :)
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troublemaker 3 years ago
20 quid for the trilogy is decent. I paid £15 used off of ebay. but all I wanted was KZ1 in Disc form. I have collectors eds of 2 and 3 already. haha!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Do you have access to the PC version?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Where the hell are you finding KZ Trilogy for £20 all I can find is the £30-£40 range
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Same here. Just had a look for it and its £30-£40. I would be tempted to get it as I haven't played Killzone in a long time. Can't remember if I even finished Killzone 3 due to the fact that I borrowed it from someone.
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Johnny B 3 years ago
The collectors eds look cool!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
& I don't want the US version with it's crappy packaging that looks like you can break quite easily
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Johnny B 3 years ago
It looks like it comes in a standard ps3 case from the pics I've seen and its region free, probably eBay is the cheapest place get it easily between 20-30 on there :)
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troublemaker 3 years ago
That's the American one (but regularly is a shitty HK one). The UK release is 3 separate boxes in a blak case/box similar to the Mass Effect Trilogy
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The only place I can find to UK version (That's no scalper prices) is GAME for £40
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Think GAME have exclusive rights to sell the UK version. So its either £40 from them or unless you go and try ebay.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Like I say, I got mine from Flea-bay, but i wasn't fussed about online codes etc etc etc.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's not on Ebay. Anyhoo I don't know how I feel about this but Zavvi dispatched my Risen 2 order anyway, I was on the fence about it but I guess we will see
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Guess it gives me a reason to play Risen 1, got it last year in one of the Steam sales for £2 but not played it (Alas that's the drawback of Steam)
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Johnny B 3 years ago
Just seen a video of killzone 1 and killzone 2, and I can't believe the difference...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well 1 was originally a PS2 title
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troublemaker 3 years ago
in fairness, KZ1 was a PS2 game, and KZ2 had inordinate amounts of money thrown at it trying to make it look like the E3 reveal. KZ2 is gorgeous though
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Johnny B 3 years ago
True and its incredible to look back at when games had so little detail but nevertheless it looks like it was/still is a fun game...
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troublemaker 3 years ago
it's OK. It's not aged well and the level design is pretty monotonous. i've played worse, but don't expect anything ground breaking
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troublemaker 3 years ago
But it has Sean Pertwee doing voice work, which is always a bonus. He does a different voice in KZ2 as well. He's awesome/terrifying as Mael Radec
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Dead 3 years ago
Sean Pertwee has awesome in his genes, he gets it from his dad.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
John Pertwee, the greatest Dr. Who, by a country mile!
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Dead 3 years ago
Yep, real life James Bond too, back in WWII.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Indeed he was. Was stationed with Ian Fleming if I remember right
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Dead 3 years ago
Probably his inspiration for the books.
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Anyone played Unit 13 or Ninja Gaiden on the vita before? I downloaded them yesterday through plus and just wanted to know how good the two games are. Loving Plus though, got 4 free games for my Vita already and have only had it for about a month.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
NGS+ is good, still brutally hard, but good. I got it on card awhile back. Not played Unit 13. glad it hit + though, been looking forward to playing it
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Dead 3 years ago
If it's anything like the DS version of Unit 13 then it's a bit shit.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Unit 13 was on DS? I had no idea
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Dead 3 years ago
No, getting confused, that was Unit 77.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Wasn't it made by Zipper? The Sony studio that made SOCOM? How did it end up on DS?
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Ahh, explains my confusion and panic!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Anyone here with EE Broadband? I'm in the process of switching from Sky cos they wouldn't give me a router upgrade
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Just started playing Rayman Origins this morning on my Vita and what a great game it is. I don't think I've ever played Rayman before except for the Wii U daily challenge. Might have to get the new Rayman Legends game for the Vita when it comes out.
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Dead 3 years ago
Meh, Rayman is pure second class when it comes to platforming, they might be pretty games, but that's their only strength.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Classic Gloria Ubisoft uturn
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troublemaker 3 years ago
JOE! Put the MS Headset story back. I know it was BS, but I wasn't done making jokes!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'll listen to your jokes Brooker
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Dead 3 years ago
Still no sign of the Injustice DLC on the euro Wii U eshop, bloody Americans have it though.
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Spear 25 3 years ago
@Gloria, if it wasn't for the delay of Rayman Legends for the Wii U, you probably would've bought it back in February/March, or whenever it was originally planned to be released. So it Rayman isn't that bad.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Gloria. I think the EU e-shop updates around 5pm. (I think Pilotwings and King of Fighters 99 is up today) so try again then....unless it's already updated. Dunno about Rayman Legends. I been enjoying the daily challenges but dunno if I care about the full game much anymore. Back in March it was something new. In September its a few weeks prior to Sonic, Wind Waker, GTAV and Pokemon. All of which I'll get
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Dead 3 years ago
When there's a drought you'll happily drink from a dirty puddle Spear 25, drought is over now. Pilotwings is already up, seen it half an hour ago, people are saying 3pm on Miiverse, will go and check in a bit.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Can't see it myself. Anywho. Namco Bandai announced One Piece: Romance Dawn on 3DS for November. I own the Japanese version of the PSP version and it's.....ok. But will happily pay for an english....even if it does mean suffering through Marineford again http://www.uk.namcobandaigames.eu/news/2013/07/04/namco-bandai-games-europe-announces-one-piece-romance-dawn/3590
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I saw that, what's was bad about Marineford?
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Can't see it myself. Anywho. Namco Bandai announced One Piece: Romance Dawn on 3DS for November. I own the Japanese version of the PSP version and it's.....ok. But will happily pay for an english....even if it does mean suffering through Marineford again http://www.uk.namcobandaigames.eu/news/2013/07/04/namco-bandai-games-europe-announces-one-piece-romance-dawn/3590
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Dead 3 years ago
Injustice DLC is finally on the eshop, would cost about £40, to get the lot, so I've just gone with Lobo, the bad girls skin pack and zombie mode for now, lucky I saved my free £5 credit I got the other week.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
decided to hit my back log properly now and clear some games ,no more new games except may be saints row looking good
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Started doing that as well Kratos onto Far cry 3 now.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Tales of Xillia, Etrian Odyssey, Killer is Dead, kingdom Hearts, Pokemon and Dark Souls 2 are my day ones right now (Not sure on Killer is Dead since I didn't really enjoy Shadows of the Damned)
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
not sure what first got idea of batman arkham a , spec ops , resident evil 5@6 , rage list is endless may just pick one at random and start lol
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
just been looking at killer is dead not sure if its a game i will like
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
bloody battlefield is still downloading nearly 2 days now 90% !
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
2 days? Don't think it's been free for 2 days lol. It's a 13Gb download, then a 24 min install (That's how long mine took ) and then a 2Gb patch
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Go for spec ops not too long and really good.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
my mistake NOX since dinner time yesterday feels like forever
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
may go for spec ops like a good shooter thats if i dont get caught up in battlefield multiplayer lol
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Spec Ops is not that fub Tbh but it has a great story
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LFC Bywater 3 years ago
I liked spec ops, Story was great and the shooting was ok aswell tbh. Plenty of action throughout.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's well worth the price that you can get it for nowadays
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Isnt it rumoured for ps plus in august?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
That and DMC
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Aye. Dmc is worth a years ps plus alone.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
DMC was excellent and certainly what the series needed i know a lot of people were not happy with the change of Dante but i feel it was for the better.
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LFC Bywater 3 years ago
I liked it just as much as the previous ones. Great game.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Just couldnt get into the 3rd or 4th one,
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
3rd was great, i liked the 4th too but i feel dmc took it to a better level. Still have to do vergils downfall.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
3rd was the best I played 1 was good (Can't anything about it though) 2 was poor and 4 was good but Nero
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh forgot to say that I haven't played the Reboot
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Yeah heard people say 3 was really good, should probably give it a try again at some point. I found the reboot had a really good story as well.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
1 spider part and the virgil parts. 2s gameplay ruined it. Dante was brilliant in 3 as was the fighting and virgil. And 4, bar replaying the story, was a good differenc
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LFC Bywater 3 years ago
Joe and shep, Wheres my fifa game bitches?
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
They wont answer then pretend they never saw it tomorrow ;)
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LFC Bywater 3 years ago
Sounds about right. :P Need some practice for tommorow night.

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