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The Last Item You Purchased?

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What was it? Whether it was a packet of chips, a video game, a CD, a magazine, a gun, a flower, a yacht or an island, post it here.

My most recent purchase was a CD - Dream Theater's "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence".

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  • @Darth Marsden said: Almost did. End result looks way better though, wouldn't you agree? ;)



    Yeah although now I want to take out Wario World and add Jimmy Neutron Attack of the Twonkies, Fairy Oddparents Breakin Da Rules, and Scooby Doo Mystery Mayhem, but I'm content to let this post do it for me. Also you did amazing work. It's gorgeous.

  • @Secret Fawful said: His list is not bad....better than I expected. Mine:



    Several of these games actually came up as he was building the list. He considered but didn't include: Alien Hominid, Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (because of the required bongo controller), Doshin the Giant (because it's an import game), Luigi's Mansion (because he felt it was a good atmosphere but not good gameplay, unlike the sequel), Pikmin, the Resident Evils (best I can figure, because he's a Silent Hill fan), Wario World, WarioWare, and any "party games", like Mario Party, Mario Kart, and Smash Bros (because Alcoremortis will likely be playing alone).

    We also discussed Super Mario Sunshine (which was his least favorite 3D Mario because of the environment and the jetpack gameplay), Star Fox Adventures (which I argued is an amazing game set in the Star Fox universe that just doesn't use traditional Star Fox gameplay, and he didn't care for it), and Tales of Symphonia, which both Dashing and Alcoremortis didn't think was a very good game.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: Several of these games actually came up as he was building the list. He considered but didn't include: Alien Hominid, Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (because of the required bongo controller), Doshin the Giant (because it's an import game), Luigi's Mansion (because he felt it was a good atmosphere but not good gameplay, unlike the sequel), Pikmin, the Resident Evils (best I can figure, because he's a Silent Hill fan), Wario World, WarioWare, and any "party games", like Mario Party, Mario Kart, and Smash Bros (because Alcoremortis will likely be playing alone).

    We also discussed Super Mario Sunshine (which was his least favorite 3D Mario because of the environment and the jetpack gameplay), Star Fox Adventures (which I argued is an amazing game set in the Star Fox universe that just doesn't use traditional Star Fox gameplay, and he didn't care for it), and Tales of Symphonia, which both Dashing and Alcoremortis didn't think was a very good game.



    Resident Evil isn't scary until 3, but I love playing them as awesome B movie types. Silent Hill is quite a bit above even A material, with 2 up there with some of the best classic stories. Luigi's Mansion has great gameplay. The bongo controller is neat and I don't understand why that would be a negative. Wario World is just okay and I'm sorry I included it. Mario Party can be fun alone due to minigames, but I didn't make that list for Alcoremortis.

    My list for Alcoremortis would be significantly smaller and down to absolute must-plays. Sunshine is fun and I love the environment in it. I have more fun with Sunshine than I EVER had with SM64. Come at me, bros.

    I don't even want to hear about SFA hate, so I'll pretend you didn't say that, and Tales of Symphonia has great visuals but just okay story.

    This list I made is just a list of games I consider worthwhile on the Gamecube as an antithesis to Dashing, although I value his opinion and found his list surprisingly good.

  • @Secret Fawful said: Resident Evil isn't scary until 3, but I love playing them as awesome B movie types.



    I would've recommended RE4. It's a damn fine game, and it's the one that hooked me on the franchise and got me to look at the earlier games (though I've still only played 0, 4, and 5 because the only other game I own is REmake, and I'm waiting until I own 2, 3, and Code:Veronica.)

    The bongo controller is neat and I don't understand why that would be a negative.

    Because it's an additional purchase? I thought the DK Bongos were neat, but I've had very limited experience with them and never managed to pick up a set.

    Wario World is just okay and I'm sorry I included it.

    Dashing said that he loves every Wario game except that one. I haven't actually played a Wario game, so I had nothing to say in return.

    Sunshine is fun and I love the environment in it. I have more fun with Sunshine than I EVER had with SM64. Come at me, bros.

    This is pretty much exactly what I told Dashing last night. He defended it for being groundbreaking. I don't regret playing it or even 100%ing it, it's just not my favorite 3D Mario, and I enjoyed Sunshine much more.

    I don't even want to hear about SFA hate, so I'll pretend you didn't say that

    Hey, I'm with you. I adore SFA. It's easily one of the prettiest games on the GameCube, and it's a hell of a lot of fun.

  • Regarding 64 vs sunshine I don't understand the argument that doing it first automatically means doing it better. Many reviewers give lower ratings to good games or movies just because something else did it first, I guess.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Regarding 64 vs sunshine I don't understand the argument that doing it first automatically means doing it better. Many reviewers give lower ratings to good games or movies just because something else did it first, I guess.


    INVENTING something is generally more admirable than COPYING something. The lightbulb is a pretty impressive thing but nobody's going to celebrate if I make one now the same way they might if the thing had never been made.

  • True, but I would much rather use a lightbulb produced today than the first lightbulb made by Edison. Just because you did it first, that doesn't mean it can't be improved upon.

  • I'm just saying, "Just because they did it first" is a poor argument for demeaning the value of inventing something. Doing something first IS by itself a quality worth celebrating by itself. Denigrating that by using "just" to pretend the act of inventing how to do open 3D games is in some way no less impressive than just doing "that, but again" is ridiculous. Two things that are exactly the same other than one being the first to ever do what they do are not actually equal things, there's a real false equivalency there.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: True, but I would much rather use a lightbulb produced today than the first lightbulb made by Edison.



    Do you know how much you could sell the first lightbulb for!?

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