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Bald_Beauty

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Sobtanian said:
They've been around for a while for your iPod touch - really fun to "read" :rolleyes:

EDIT: forgot to mention, I just wish they'd make the Grailquest series for iOS instead - I much preferred them and their sense of humour, particularly the awesome "The Gateway of Doom"
Wasn't that the one where you were called Pip? And the death page was number 13?
 

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Bald_Beauty said:
Wasn't that the one where you were called Pip? And the death page was number 13?
Yup, that's the one! Except in Gateway of Doom, death was on "The dreaded page 14" :rolleyes:

It had a great sense of humour throughout it all.
 

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Yes, yes, I know I'm a tad out of date, but hey....
The recent remake of Pirates! is one of my favourite games of all time - I could never see the fun of the original but the newer one is fantastic.
 

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Got the demo of Max and the Magic Marker on the Wii a while ago and thought it was a laugh.

Managed to get the iPad version for $0.99 in the Labor Day sales.

Also bought R6: Shadow Vanguard and Zombie Infection for $0.99 each instead of $6.99 ;)

R6 is a FPS, controls seem to work well and the graphics are pretty good.

Zombie Infection is a Resident Evil clone. Controls are ok for the most part, graphics ok too. When you're aiming, your ability to move decreases to almost nothing. Still good fun though.

Surprised at how good / smooth the graphics are on iPad.
 

Nige

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My point was that you said the newer one was fantastic. I think the last version before this year's iPad release was a mobile version in 2008. The last PC version was released in 2005-ish, so I was confused when you appeared to contradict yourself!

The dancing and swordplay are actually what makes it better. You tap the screen in time to the music to pull the governor's daughter, and swipe in various directions when fighting. Makes it more analagous to what your character is doing on screen. I always thought that the button mashing on the PC version was its weakest part, hence my view that the iPad version is better.
 
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gavpowell

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Nige said:
My point was that you said the newer one was fantastic. I think the last version before this year's iPad release was a mobile version in 2008. The last PC version was released in 2005-ish, so I was confused when you appeared to contradict yourself!
Ah no, "the newer one" was to distinguis it from the very original(C64/IBM PC era" or the Pirates! Gold! edition from about 1990 odd. From the looks of it the ipad version is essentially the same game as the most rcent pc one, just ported appropriately, so I suppose Pirates! 3.4 or something :lol:
 

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Been playing a few recently:

Got back in to Modern Warfare 2 on the 360. Eventually grew to loathe it on the PC because of the amount of cheaters / haxors / wankers.

LA Noire. What a mint game, properly fresh. Really like that.

Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City. Just started playing The Ballad of Gay Tony, really like the storyline and characters and the missions are pretty good too.
 

Nige

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gavpowell said:
Ah no, "the newer one" was to distinguis it from the very original(C64/IBM PC era" or the Pirates! Gold! edition from about 1990 odd. From the looks of it the ipad version is essentially the same game as the most rcent pc one, just ported appropriately, so I suppose Pirates! 3.4 or something :lol:
Ah yes!

1987 was the first iteration.

The current incarnation started in 2004 and the iPad is a port of that but, imho, improves on the PC version due to the swipey-tappy elements.
 
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Sobtanian

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LA Noire. What a mint game, properly fresh.
Tom, after about 10 cases or so, tell me if you're still finding it fun.

Me and Mrs S are struggling to stay interested, even though we loved it to begin with. I wonder if it's just us or a common theme.
 

burp

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I got bored after two cases, not touched it since ;)

Gay Tony though is awesome, the characters in that game are the funniest in any game I've played.
 

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I struggled hard to get even half way through the lost and the damned, which put me off gay Tony. But then a few friends said just what you said burp, about it being great. One friend, like me, hated TLATD but loved gay Tony.

Will play it soon.
 

burp

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Yeah it's much better, I didn't mind TLATD but it was very dark and gritty and serious whereas Gay Tony is lol funny all the way through, some of the best cutscenes I've seen. It's more like Vice City than anything else.
 

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I'm really enjoying LA Noire. I've completed all the Traffic and Homicide cases, and i'm currently on my second case in Vice. I really get in to it, like when I was playing Shenmue.

My best mate is on the Arson cases and he says those are incredibly difficult, require a lot of thinking to figure them out.

I am very excited to future games, this is an initial release and I feel it'll be like Assassins Creed 2 when compared to the first game.

I have already played TLAD when it was released, I did like it but Gay Tony is far, far better. Agree with what burp says I do find myself laughing a lot at the cutscenes. Didn't really think about the Vice City bit but I suppose it is, probably because of the "Party", "Glamour" and "Nightclub" feeling that the game has.