October 27th, 2010 8:53 AMRivalGator
Haha, yeah. Yeah, that could be it. My best friend fell in LOVE with the game... And really, I was fine with it because Core Design were simply trying something new. It was still an action/adventure game, it just had some random questioning, but other than that you still had the same elements as other Tomb Raider games, really. Just no evil villain returning from the past to destroy the world. I always had a thing for Tomb Raider 1 and 3. Jacqueline Natla and Sophia Leigh always caught my eye, the business women are always the cool ones who have things to fight with! lol. I was going to name my two daughters after them.
I really loved Crush and Ripto and learned to love Gulp from Gateway to Glimmer. But the storyline seemed kind of bare to me, I like the story of Year of the Dragon just a little bit more. Bianca really shocked me because I always love 'the one in cloak' lol. And she was a 'bad guy' who really had a heart of gold. I thought Bianca was way too cool.
Yes. I own pretty much all the game systems.
October 27th, 2010 12:47 AMRockHardSemi
Angel of Darkness was such a U-turn in comparison to the previous games. It was more a detective game. My recollection of it's a bit hazey but I just know I wasn't fond of it at all. Maybe I had just lost patience and not given it a chance.
Year of the Dragon was awesome, though my personal favourite was Gateway to Glimmer. I loved everything about it! Including the bonus fair ground area at the end. I liked the skateboard in Spyro 3 mind, was a lot of fun trying to top my previous highscores!
Do you have a PS3/Xbox?
October 26th, 2010 2:41 PMRivalGator
I do not know much about Zelda, so that is one thing I would not be able to debate with you on, but Tomb Raider is something that I am like an encyclopedia on. Angel of Darkness was a wonderful game in my opinion, there was nothing at all wrong with it that I could see. If you think Angel of Darkness, The Last Revelation, and Chronicles were bad, you OBVIOUSLY haven't played Crystal Dynamics' games, have you? Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld? Horrid. Absolutely horrid. Everyone *****es and moans about the last three Core games, but I think they were great. Angel of Darkness was going to be a trilogy, but nope. Crystal had to come in and **** them up.
If you saw my YouTube, you'd understand how strongly I feel about Tomb Raider. My name is JacquelineNatla (After my idol and favorite Tomb Raider character) and I have all KINDS of videos bashing Crystal, honestly. They absolutely SUCK.
I hate when games change developers. Spyro started to suck, Sonic HAS been sucking, and Tomb Raider is the worst of all. Pokemon and Rayman have stayed the same, and yes. Rayman Revolution and the Great Escape were all on DreamCast, PS2, and N64. They are pretty much the same game. Rev has a little more stuff added on.
I have been into Rayman a little more over a year. Crash Bandicoot I never got into. Spyro, absolutely. I was in LOVE with the first three, but I think Year of the Dragon was the best. I named my cats Hunter and Bianca after the characters.
October 26th, 2010 1:00 AMRockHardSemi
Ooh, Zelda's awesome. I'm not 100% sure about Skyward Sword that's coming out soon on the Wii. Though it'd no doubt deliver up to its high expectations. Not that I'll be able to play it, doh!
Tomb Raider 1-3 was just THE best. I loved playing those games so much. From crapping my pants at being attacked by a bear, to locking your butler in the freezer at Lara's Mansion. Tomb Raider Revelations is where it started to go wrong for me. Then anything after that was abysmal. Every other game since seems to diminish the franchise chunk by chunk. The game Angel of Darkness was probably the worst in my opinion, I have no idea what they were thinking.
The PS1 classics were awesome, Crash Bandicoot 1-2. Spyro 1-3. Too bad they don't belong to their original developers now. Ooh, not to mention my favourite racing games EVER! Crash Team Racing! I think I played that game more than any Pokemon game, it was so much fun!
Rayman was cool, I can't remember it too well though. Only the beginning level where you had to punch those cages to let the little blue things free. I saw a 3D Rayman game, I think on the Dreamcast? Could of been the N64 and that look really good. Though I never had either of those consoles to play it.
Man.... games are awesome.
October 25th, 2010 7:59 PMRivalGator
I actually played both Colosseum and XD, but I was never really a huge fan of those games. I have just always been a huge fan of those 3D 'go ANYWHERE!' games, lol. And the whole scooter thing kind of put me off. I was also incredibly put off by two other things mostly... One, being the wild Pokemon. Buying the Pokemon food and being in the damn middle of a big place and having to run out and check on the PokeSpot sucked ass so much. And the biggest complaint I have of all would be when the bad guys offered you to join them, you really had no choice, even though the game made you think that you did. I wanted to join sides. But nope. Eivana MUST be the hero. It was awful! And yeah... I think I would have gone with a Wii because it plays GameCube games as well. I would never sell any of my systems though for any amount of money. lol. I guess I got attached.
Yeah. I never really fell into the Zelda craze, but I am pretty sure by the end of it my sister will get me into it. She's gotten me into all kinds of other stuff... I'm more the Tomb Raider (Core Design), Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 kind of person. I actually don't like RPG's much... The turn based battle system is horrid for me, but I think it's okay in Pokemon because I just got used to it over time. King of Fighters is a huge addiction of mine. I love Ash Crimson to death, lol.
I wish for a remake of Rayman 1, actually. You know how awesome that would be to see Mr. Dark and Bad Rayman in 2D graphics like 'The Great Escape'? Daaaamn.
October 25th, 2010 1:11 PMRockHardSemi
I played Colosseum and loved it, so I thought XD would be better. It was either buying back an old Gamecube, or buying a Wii and Pokemon Battle Revolution. The Gamecube seemed the better option, not only being cheaper but XD seems more like a 3D Pokemon adventure than PBR. PBR looks like a HD(ish) remake of Pokemon Stadium.
I traded in my Wii a year ago, just before MW2 came out. I loved Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, SSBB... but after those it was only loads of 'casual' games that the Wii offered. I only kept it in hope of a Pokemon Red Wii Edition. Alas, it never came.
I still have hope that Nintendo have been working on it for years, using PBR as a simple tech demo for battles whilst secretly funding their 3D Pokemon Red game. Though it'd be more likely to appear on Nintendo's next 'proper' console. It'd be totally awesome!
October 24th, 2010 4:03 PMRivalGator
I chose attacks on how powerful they looked. Anything that would almost or if they would 1 hit KO an enemy I liked it. No matter how much it was.
I love my GameCube. I have had my GameCube for many years, I own all kinds of game systems and I would never sell a single one of them. I didn't really like Pokemon XD that much, I like 3D games where I can go anywhere and travel between the towns and it seemed that XD didn't want me to do that! lol. I'm more the Sonic Adventure 2 type! lol. Or Tomb Raider 1. Battle Rev was better to me than XD, but I still got annoyed at the fact that my Pokemon don't level up. That's what ruined it for me.
October 24th, 2010 2:34 AMRockHardSemi
As a kid, neigh, still now I chose/choose attacks not based on how effective they are, but how awesome they look! I used Hydro Pump, Fire Blast and of course Hyper Beam the most.
I feel like a kid again, going back to the Pokemon games. I've even bought back and old Gamecube as well as a copy of Pokemon XD: Gales of Darkness for my nostalgia needs. That Pokemon Battle Revolution looks alright, but there's no adventure. I'm still waiting for a full blown Pokemon RPG to hit the Wii. Though perhaps they'll save that for the next gen console of theirs?
October 23rd, 2010 12:31 PMRivalGator
Haha, I remember a stupid stage I went through as a kid. My very first Pokemon game was back in '99. I got a Chikorita and was fighting against a Pidgey, and I would razor leaf against it, and it would go down. It would say 'Critical hit! It's not very effective...' And I wold be like, 'Tchyea! I took it down in one hit! Not very effective my ass!' ...It took me fighting against Jasmine to understand what it really meant! Lol.
October 22nd, 2010 10:29 AMRockHardSemi
Our battle plans sound pretty similar then! Before joining this forum, I thought I knew pretty much all there was about Pokemon. Then when I came here people were talking about EVs, IVs, Natures and all sorts. It's like landing on a snake in a game of Snakes & Ladders, back to square one! Which is all good, makes the game a lot more interesting.
October 22nd, 2010 10:19 AMRivalGator
No, of course not.
I used to have problems all the time, I usually don't think to battle strategically, I battle a lot with brute power. So I've lost as much as I've won. It's always a 50/50 as long as you know what you're doing and you have good attacks, that's how I go.
You'll do great! No worries.
October 22nd, 2010 10:15 AMRockHardSemi
Awesome! I've not had a Pokemon battle before, against another person at least. Hopefully I won't do too badly.
October 22nd, 2010 10:12 AMRivalGator
Absolutely, I can't right at the moment because I am about to leave, but I will definitely plan a battle date with you.
October 22nd, 2010 9:57 AMRockHardSemi
Hey, I was just wondering if you'd like a Pokemon battle sometime, on the DS.