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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2004, 12:45:35 PM »
Sorry, I must hav skipped that line, chaz. I rest my case. :( I still think consoles suck. :D

Hehe, fair enough.  ;D

(i don't think consoles suck tho, there are lots of great console games; ff series, metal gear solid, pro evolution soccer, timesplitters, soul calibur, grand theft auto... etc.  :) ).

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2004, 05:36:46 PM »
Sorry, I must hav skipped that line, chaz. I rest my case. :( I still think consoles suck. :D

Hehe, fair enough.  ;D

(i don't think consoles suck tho, there are lots of great console games; ff series, metal gear solid, pro evolution soccer, timesplitters, soul calibur, grand theft auto... etc.  :) ).
It all matters about taste. I am sure if you set up a poll at a console game forum, the results will be dramatically different as if you not only set up a similar poll like this in a PC/MAC game forum, but in a PC/MAC game modding community. (yeah, these modding communities are more tightly knit than regular gaming forums. Something unexplainable keeps the community together).

But by the way, I feel great distaste towards console games of any kind. I really don't know why people buy such engines, as console games can be programmed into PC's, but not necessarily vice versa.

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2004, 10:32:51 PM »
I am excited about the game, simply because it sounds a lot like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as far as game playing, only it is set in Middle Earth. Now that is frickin' awesome. And there are some games that are SO much better on console than they would be on PC.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2004, 11:55:31 PM »
I agree with whomever it was that said it about the early ME ages making a better RPG setting.  here are such vague details you could expand sooo much

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2004, 02:14:39 AM »
I am excited about the game, simply because it sounds a lot like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as far as game playing, only it is set in Middle Earth. Now that is frickin' awesome. And there are some games that are SO much better on console than they would be on PC.

Some games that are better on Console than they would be on PC?!!!  You have got to be kidding.  ???
(Sorry but I've got a raw nerve at the moment with xbox bringing the new Thief game down to its level.  Grrr...)
I'm still hoping that the Console fad will fade away and the games industry will start making quality Computer RPG's again.  I won't hold my breath. ;)
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2004, 02:18:03 AM »
I agree with whomever it was that said it about the early ME ages making a better RPG setting.  here are such vague details you could expand sooo much

Definitely!!  It's a much more diversified world back then.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2004, 02:47:58 AM »
Some games that are better on Console than they would be on PC?!!!  You have got to be kidding.  ???
(Sorry but I've got a raw nerve at the moment with xbox bringing the new Thief game down to its level.  Grrr...)
I'm still hoping that the Console fad will fade away and the games industry will start making quality Computer RPG's again.  I won't hold my breath. ;)

Not kidding. Some games are just more console friendly, because of the way the controller is. For example, I couldn't POSSIBLY imagine how it would be to play the mini-games of Star Wars: KotOR with a mouse or the arrow keys. It just makes more sense to play it with a controller. :)

This is true for any game that requires running around, jumping, or performing any type of reflex-oriented actions.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2004, 02:51:33 AM »
Some games that are better on Console than they would be on PC?!!!  You have got to be kidding.  ???
(Sorry but I've got a raw nerve at the moment with xbox bringing the new Thief game down to its level.  Grrr...)
I'm still hoping that the Console fad will fade away and the games industry will start making quality Computer RPG's again.  I won't hold my breath. ;)

Not kidding. Some games are just more console friendly, because of the way the controller is. For example, I couldn't POSSIBLY imagine how it would be to play the mini-games of Star Wars: KotOR with a mouse or the arrow keys. It just makes more sense to play it with a controller. :)

This is true for any game that requires running around, jumping, or performing any type of reflex-oriented actions.

You support Bioware's betrayal of the PC to the X-Box!  >:(
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2004, 02:59:20 AM »
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« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2004, 03:06:43 AM »
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2004, 03:24:25 AM »
You know you'd lose. I am unbeatable, save for one creature...and you are not her. So there.  :P
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2004, 04:59:17 AM »
I dunno,I just beat the PC version of KOTOR for the umpteenth time,I am feeling pretty powerful  :P
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2004, 03:23:18 PM »
The PC version of KotOR is superior because the graphics are superior. There's also the modding potential of PC games. PCs can do anything consoles can do better - except when the bugs hit. Even then, PC game bugs are fixable and console game bugs are not.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2004, 10:41:31 PM »
Some games that are better on Console than they would be on PC?!!!  You have got to be kidding.  ???
(Sorry but I've got a raw nerve at the moment with xbox bringing the new Thief game down to its level.  Grrr...)
I'm still hoping that the Console fad will fade away and the games industry will start making quality Computer RPG's again.  I won't hold my breath. ;)

Not kidding. Some games are just more console friendly, because of the way the controller is. For example, I couldn't POSSIBLY imagine how it would be to play the mini-games of Star Wars: KotOR with a mouse or the arrow keys. It just makes more sense to play it with a controller. :)

This is true for any game that requires running around, jumping, or performing any type of reflex-oriented actions.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2004, 12:23:10 AM »
I am excited about the game, simply because it sounds a lot like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as far as game playing, only it is set in Middle Earth. Now that is frickin' awesome. And there are some games that are SO much better on console than they would be on PC.

Some games that are better on Console than they would be on PC?!!!  You have got to be kidding.  ???
(Sorry but I've got a raw nerve at the moment with xbox bringing the new Thief game down to its level.  Grrr...)
I'm still hoping that the Console fad will fade away and the games industry will start making quality Computer RPG's again.  I won't hold my breath. ;)

How much do consoles cost these days, anyways?  There will come a time when people realise that the consoles they're buying are actually computers that can only play a select few overpriced games, and don't do things like scan pics, do resumes/reports/letters, or e-mail, etc.

Then we--the computer people--will be able to stick our noses in the air and say with an air of disdain, "I knew it would happen."

Fricking consoles.  Gah.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2004, 05:24:20 AM »
Companies do not want versatility. The developers want a streamlined system. An xbox is and xbox is and xbox. They know what to develop for. The salespeople want a system that lets you buy the games and play the games. Period. Modifications and backups (see other threads) ar not on the menu.

For the consumer I do not know of anything a console can do that a PC or apple can't aside from every gadget known to man.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2004, 03:56:46 PM »
I know someone who dislikes the Xbox because she thinks it is too close to a computer because of its hard drive.  The problem with computers becoming the universal gaming machine is SOME people still think of playing computer games as either Doom, or some guy with a huge retainer and three inch tick glasses hunched over staring at a screen for hours on end.  (No offense to anyone with either of those accesories)
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2004, 06:23:41 PM »
??? Whereas I imagine console customers as sporty entrepreneurs who are married to a singer turned model turned actress who give yoga classes and lectures on classic French poetry and enjoy half an hour of gaming fun in between their boardroom meetings and their golf rounds.  :P
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2004, 06:50:42 PM »
Considering the immense popularity of The Sims and the ubiquity of computers, I don't see how anyone could still hold that particular prejudice. Not to mention that having a strange aversion to computers is a very good way to not get a job.
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« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2004, 08:12:52 PM »
I have edited the post to make it more appropriate.  Anyways, Jester, I thin kthe console appeals more to the less technologically skilled user because of its lower level of complexity.  It's much more difficult to screw your computer to hell than your PS2, unless you count smashing stuff with a hammer.