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Re: Stand out moments

Post by malekith1979 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:29 pm

Well I can't seem to remember as many as you fine guys cos I think old age is getting to me at last! Truly stand out moments only seem to come around once in a blue moon IMO but here goes:
-First time I played Star Wars in the arcade when i was about 5 years old. For those fleeting vector moments coupled with the(at the time) super sound, I WAS Red 5!
-Doing the batmobile level on my uncles A500, and then coming to the inevitable conclusion that my spectrum version just wasn't the same :lol:
-Playing Resi Evil for the first time on my mates PS1, and realising that I really needed to have richer parents, or get a job (I did the latter!).
-Got to agree with Rinoa about Silent Hill 2, although I liked the bit where you first meet Pyramid Head and you have to hide in the cupboard. Seeing him approaching through the slats was awesomely pant wetting!
-"Attack of the Fishmen" in Dark Corners of the Earth. Without doubt the most terrifying chapter in any game I have ever played.
Theres probably others but I don't wish to bore you rigid! Thanks for reading :) (If you did)

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Re: Stand out moments

Post by mrmarvelxiii » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:36 pm

malekith1979 wrote:
-Playing Resi Evil for the first time on my mates PS1, and realising that I really needed to have richer parents, or get a job (I did the latter!).
Did you consider the 1st option... just knocking on some rich families mansion and asking if they'd adopt may have worked :lol:

A similar moment for me, but my friend had Resident Evil 2 and I was intensly jealous. I miss the old Resi games :cry:
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by malekith1979 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:16 pm

mrmarvelxiii wrote:
malekith1979 wrote:
-Playing Resi Evil for the first time on my mates PS1, and realising that I really needed to have richer parents, or get a job (I did the latter!).
Did you consider the 1st option... just knocking on some rich families mansion and asking if they'd adopt may have worked :lol:

A similar moment for me, but my friend had Resident Evil 2 and I was intensly jealous. I miss the old Resi games :cry:
Damn! I never thought of that, oh if only to have the wisdom of age when I was a teenager! Agree with you about older Resi games. I miss them too, Code Veronica was the last outstanding one IMHO.

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Re: Stand out moments

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:04 pm

malekith1979 wrote:-"Attack of the Fishmen" in Dark Corners of the Earth. Without doubt the most terrifying chapter in any game I have ever played.
I never managed to finish that part of the game, it was too difficult and stressy. :(
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by malekith1979 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:32 pm

Gibberish Driftwood wrote:
malekith1979 wrote:-"Attack of the Fishmen" in Dark Corners of the Earth. Without doubt the most terrifying chapter in any game I have ever played.
I never managed to finish that part of the game, it was too difficult and stressy. :(
Yes it was rather difficult wasn't it? I remember it took me many a go to get away and I was very chuffed when I did manage to escape. Although my chuffedness was shortlived when i realised the game was bugged to high heaven. Nice idea though. At least it didn't make me bite my pad in frustration like Silent Hill Homecoming did. I have related the story before in these fine forums but suffice to use the equation:
Horrendously difficult doll boss+stingy health packs+unskippable cut scene before each try= much misery and potential dental surgery. Killed my enjoyment of the game! Still, I'm tentatively looking forward to Downpour and REALLY looking forward to the HD redos of 2 and 3 that I hear are coming later in the year.

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Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:39 am

The dollboss was hard as nails. Took me about five tries before I managed to beat her.
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by malekith1979 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:16 pm

Gibberish Driftwood wrote:The dollboss was hard as nails. Took me about five tries before I managed to beat her.
Oh I wish I were as good as you mate, I thought I had her beat and then she went all spider leggy and got EVEN HARDER. Cue death and another cut scene. I want to see the end damn you! Any tips please email them to Leighmungous@hotmail.co.uk. :D

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:59 pm

malekith1979 wrote:Horrendously difficult doll boss+stingy health packs+unskippable cut scene before each try= much misery and potential dental surgery. Killed my enjoyment of the game!
Sounds like my experience of Metroid Prime, where a long traipse to a hard boss that was a dull slog of rinse & repeat battling just left me without the will to continue.

A shame as I was mostly enjoying it up to that point.

It reminds me of one of its literal flashes of genius, where certain lighting would see 'your' face reflected in the visor.
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:04 pm

This youtube video shows you how to do it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTmgk98DVJs
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by malekith1979 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:09 pm

Gibberish Driftwood wrote:This youtube video shows you how to do it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTmgk98DVJs
Thanks v much for the link! I'm gonna try and get hold of Homecoming again on pre-owned. This sure looks like it's going to be a big help for me :D . Just finished Silent Hill 2 (again) so i need another game to play. I still only managed the c"£p ending (again).
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by crusto » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:56 am

The first time the 'Achievement Unlocked' flashed up on my 360. I genuinely had no idea what it meant. But then realised what a great idea it was once I understood.
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by DreamcastRIP » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:22 pm

crusto wrote:The first time the 'Achievement Unlocked' flashed up on my 360. I genuinely had no idea what it meant. But then realised what a great idea it was once I understood what it meant.
Really? I don't own a 360 but do have a PS3 so when I first experienced the equivalent (Trophies) I thought it rather "meh". I still do to be honest. Not sure what the fuss is all about really.
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by crusto » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:26 pm

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crusto wrote:The first time the 'Achievement Unlocked' flashed up on my 360. I genuinely had no idea what it meant. But then realised what a great idea it was once I understood what it meant.
Really? I don't own a 360 but do have a PS3 so when I first experienced the equivalent (Trophies) I thought it rather "meh". I still do to be honest. Not sure what the fuss is all about really.
It does seem that way on the ps3 imo. Plus it came around quite a while after the achievements. The 360 implements it better imo.
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by DreamcastRIP » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:32 pm

crusto wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:
crusto wrote:The first time the 'Achievement Unlocked' flashed up on my 360. I genuinely had no idea what it meant. But then realised what a great idea it was once I understood what it meant.
Really? I don't own a 360 but do have a PS3 so when I first experienced the equivalent (Trophies) I thought it rather "meh". I still do to be honest. Not sure what the fuss is all about really.
It does seem that way on the ps3 imo. Plus it came around quite a while after the achievements. The 360 implements it better imo.
Are Achievements better than Trophies then?
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Re: Stand out moments

Post by crusto » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:37 pm

For me they are implemented better and personally I prefer them, it feels more satisfying to see 'achievement(s) unlocked' appear and linger on screen for a while rather than the quickfire trophy variation. But they are essentially the same. Its all about opinion.
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