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Author: pickhut
Posted: March 02, 2012 (07:15 AM)
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What systems do you own? What games are you willing to play?

I'm only basing this on what consoles showed up in your review list:

X-COM (PS1), Xevious 3D/G+ (PS1), xXx (GBA), XG Blast! (DS), X-Squad (PS2), XIII (PS2), X-Blades (PS3), Xardion (SNES), X-Kaliber 2097 (SNES).


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Author: holdthephone
Posted: March 02, 2012 (08:55 AM)
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X-Blades looks like some stupid fun, pretty cheap too. $15 on PS3 new, and $10 digital download for Windows.


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Author: asherdeus
Posted: March 02, 2012 (09:01 AM)
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Xotic is an arcade FPS available on Steam. You could try an X-Men game too.


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Author: threetimes
Posted: March 02, 2012 (09:44 AM)
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Checked out a few of those suggestions but anything that's advertised as "relentless, high speed gameplay" (especially featuring a girl with a bare bottom) is not gonna work.

Trying out Xardion at the moment. Thanks a lot guys.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: March 02, 2012 (10:43 AM)
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Know what's the best game ever made ever? X-Com. And it's on Steam for a very low price, considering it's the best game ever made ever.

Disclaimer: Slight bias.


For us. For them. For you.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: March 02, 2012 (06:18 PM)
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X-Men: Destiny is always an option, if you're in the mood for some horrible horrible stupid stupid crap crap.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: March 02, 2012 (07:06 PM)
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There's a Xena game on the GBA you could try instead, I suppose, if you're up to emulating. X-Com might not be a bad option either if you're still struggling. Part of me wishes I were at home right now, if only briefly, because then I could pick up my copy of Xena and mail it to you since I no longer have any real interest in it, and I doubt my brother does.

If worst comes to worst, you can trade for the Q since it's unlikely someone else will come along and take it. In any case, you're putting in a great effort fo find an X game that works for you, so that's more appreciated than anything else, and so i wouldn't be opposed to let you trade if it comes to that.


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Author: threetimes
Posted: March 02, 2012 (11:05 PM)
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Thanks wolfqueen but I won't need the Q. :) Xardion is turning out ok. Quite enjoying it and the stages are mercifully short.


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Author: threetimes
Posted: March 03, 2012 (05:56 PM)
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Has anyone played Xardion? I'm stuck near the end when you have to return to previous areas to get the 3 parts for the legendary weapon... and I can't get out. I'm guessing there's some kind of quick exit button or something, but if so, I can't find it. Of course if I have to stop here it doesn't matter too much but I'd really like to beat the game.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: March 03, 2012 (09:12 PM)
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Never played it, but I found a FAQ. Strange there wasn't one on GF.


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Author: threetimes
Posted: March 04, 2012 (08:14 AM)
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Thanks! It was a simple, but not obvious, button combination after all. And thanks for the suggestion of this game. It was "fit for purpose".


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Author: darketernal
Posted: March 05, 2012 (05:32 PM)
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My review for S is Syndicate.

http://www.honestgamers.com/reviews/10072.html


Idemo do dna....tugo ti i ja.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: March 05, 2012 (06:13 PM)
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QUESTION ON LEGALITY OF GAMES FOR LETTER:

On the site in the SNES game, there is The Journey Home (a J game as per the "the doesn't count" rule). Now, here's the deal. The Journey Home never was actually released. It was a planned American port for Neugier, a Japanese action-RPG.

So, technically, while it's listed as The Journey Home here, it only was ever released as Neugier, as the American version was cancelled.

Can I still use it?


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: March 05, 2012 (06:32 PM)
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I would say so. For the same reason I'd except Mother for an M game even though it was a Japanese-only release with a canceled American one.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: March 06, 2012 (04:00 AM)
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My review is for Wario Land: Shake It! and now I've officially shown up and such. Too bad the game wound up being significantly less thrilling than I expected when I settled on it as my choice for the tournament...


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: March 06, 2012 (04:48 AM)
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I'm hoping to start my B review soon. My computer is in the "death throes" stage right now, and my laptop officially died. My net usage is limited to my cell phone, for the most part. The good news is my tax return arrived, and I'm working with a friend to build a new computer.


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Author: threetimes
Posted: March 09, 2012 (06:54 AM)
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Here's mine. Main thing I'm pleased about is that I beat the game, with a little help (infinite health). http://www.honestgamers.com/reviews/10075.html


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: March 15, 2012 (09:10 AM)
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The Journey Home Also (and really, only) known as Neugier.

Cheap methods are the most effective. Because it was either this or following in GUTS' footsteps with a review for a game that only exists in my mind.


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: March 15, 2012 (05:24 PM)
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Braid has entered the arena!


The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.


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Author: holdthephone
Posted: March 15, 2012 (05:55 PM)
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Was happy to find a game that fit inside the '#' category already on my desk!

My review for The 3rd Birthday.


Mobius 1, engage...


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: March 15, 2012 (07:55 PM)
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Well, we're approaching the final stretch here, and we only have 8 entries so far. Though I know was well as anyone that the rush usually happens the day of the deadline, so I expect quite a few more to turn up (including myself).

I will congratulate those of you who have submitted entries so far, though, particularly those with hard letters, which is most of you, ironically. Though, it's always been my opinion that # and X were the hardest, but J, V and maybe W are up there, too. (Other tough ones haven't been posted yet, but are pretty fair to guess.) Kudos to all of you for getting 'er done, but especially threetimes and holdthephone, neither of which have participated in a contest like this before that I know of (though I could be wrong about threetimes). Thank you.

A reminder to the rest of you: Your review will not be counted unless you post it in the topic, even if you've written qualifying reviews between now and the start of the tournament. (Exceptions will be made for those of you subbing at the last minute before staff can approve them, but we don't have to worry about that until Sunday, so post them here if you've got them!)


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: Suskie
Posted: March 15, 2012 (09:22 PM)
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I'll make a serious effort to finish my Skyrim review, I promise. The last two weeks have just been insanely busy for me. (No, not just because Mass Effect 3 came out.)


You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: March 16, 2012 (01:05 AM)
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V was surprisingly hard to find and I ended up having to play a really shitty game. I hope you're happy. Of course I was limited in that the game couldn't cost more than a dollar.


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Author: threetimes
Posted: March 16, 2012 (01:49 AM)
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neither of which have participated in a contest like this before that I know of (though I could be wrong about threetimes). You're not wrong. I said I'd do a retro thing a while back, but didn't get around to submitting anything until after the closing date...


Don't panic!


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