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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Smash Bros... Finally!
To be fair, I still think the PC is as better medium for serious, hardcore games with a lot of depth. For some reason, things just feel better on the PC.

Casual games, like Smash, and 'cinematic' games like Mass Effect, seem to really work well on consoles.

 
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Agreed. PCs are the only platform that work when it comes to depth.
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Meh.

I'm a multi-platform gamer... PC's as well as consoles.

One is not inherently better than the other, IMO. Both have weaknesses and strengths.

Statements such as:
PCs are the only platform that work when it comes to depth.

are quite narrow-minded.
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Meh.

I'm a multi-platform gamer... PC's as well as consoles.

One is not inherently better than the other, IMO. Both have weaknesses and strengths.

Statements such as:
PCs are the only platform that work when it comes to depth.

are quite narrow-minded.


Nay Sir, it's the truth.

anything that you can play on a console I can play on a PC (emulator + torrents + 15 minutes). The reverse is not true.

I played many console games. They are fun, but aren't as deep as games you can get on PC.
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There are very few games that are "deep," regardless of whether or not they're on a console.
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Offline General Battuta

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I'm skeptical that you can find emulators for modern console games.

Anyway, back on topic, was anyone a little disappointed with the Subspace Emissary mode? The cutscenes were great, but the story was kind of disjointed and the actual levels were frustrating.

 
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It's a shear fighting game. there isn't meant to be a story in the first place.
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Not true, in this case. One of the stated goals of development for Brawl was to add a deep single-player story.

 
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Nintendo fails at elaborate stories.
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Just got it gifted to me (happy birfday :P) tonite. My friend code is 3909-7281-7113. See you there, maybe.
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Nintendo fails at elaborate stories.

And Halo does what?  :p
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I've found one of the major factors in being disappointed about (or ruining completely) a game is when you expect it to be something that it is not.

I think this is why I like some games that others don't. I've heard lots of grief, for instance, about Halo 3 not living up to expectations. Well, I think part of that was the fault of the gaming community for placing those expectations too high (though the relentless over-hyping certainly didn't help). I found Halo 3 to be a satisfying and fun end to the Halo trilogy, not disappointing at all.

As previously stated, SSBB is a fighting game. Whether it was the intent of the developer or not, I never expected a very deep story out of Subspace Emissary. I still found the mode fun, even if the last level was tedious.

Elaborate stories belong in the genres they are suited for. Fighting games is not one of them. Fighting games are about beating the crap out of your opponent. Subspace Emissary delivered plenty on that count. :p
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I do have to say, the Great Maze (last lvl in SSE) certainly was tedious.

I find a reason to like playing Brawl is the community aspect of having vs. matches. I've had some crazy matches with a few of my friends. It never would get old since each match is different. I know I could do much the same through Internet play but there's nothing like the personal interactions in being there.

Nevertheless, I'd love a TF2 match any day just like I would to Brawl.
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And Halo does what?  :p
Actually halo has a fairly good story. there are 4 books (5 if you include the graphic novel) about it.

But i don't like halo anymore. I didn't even play halo 3 yet cause i'm not getting a 360. I still want my name to be changed to Flyboy.
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You CAN have a good story for fighting games too. IT's a bit more difficult and most companies never bother. You can allways havea  good story.

Example? Saint Seiya fighting games (for PS2)

Know when I said depth I didn't only mean story depth - I mean everything, the works.. the tiny details, interaction, complexity..
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anything that you can play on a console I can play on a PC (emulator + torrents + 15 minutes). The reverse is not true.
So...you can magically download a fully-working XBox emulator in 15 minutes?  Despite the fact that no such emulator exists?  Eenteresting.

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*is currently pining over his Wii-less, Brawl-less state*
* Haloboy100 concurs.
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never did like fighting games, i always got flak for playing starfox instead of mortal combat.
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It's just personal taste really. Everybody has their thing.
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never did like fighting games, i always got flak for playing starfox instead of mortal combat.
I despise traditional fighting games too, but Smash Bros. is another thing entirely.  There's just something viscerally fun about punching Bowser 50 feet in the air as Jigglypuff.