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June 29, 2005

Review: Meteos (DS) - Pummeling you with mediocrity



Meteos comes from the genius behind Lumines for the PSP, Q Entertainment. Not unlike Lumines, Meteos is an innovative puzzler but doesn't retain the wholesome gameplay values found in Lumines. Your "planet" is being bombarded with a deluge of meteos, which you mystically line up into rows or columns of 3 or more and morph them into rockets which you launch back at an enemy planet. That's a mouthful. The meteos rain down in a spectrum of destructive colours, so ingesting hallucinogens before playing Meteos is not recommended. Meteos lineage, which is drawn back to Lumines, is rather impressive; which is why it's so frustrating to see this game be so mindlessly average. I do mean mindlessly literally however. The game is clueless, and anyone without a clue can still play and finish Meteos. Where a game like Tetris proved how deep simplistic game design can be, Meteos epitomizes how simplistic game design, if not handled correctly can have devastating side effects.

When your last outing into videogames was Lumines, following it up with a game that matches it is almost an impossible task. Mizuguchi-san of Q Entertainment, the mastermind behind Lumines has created Meteos, and for what it's worth has let us down. For starters, the visual aesthetics are overly complicated, busy, and clutter the screen tremendously. The HUD surrounding the game field is unnecessarily clutterd with radar graphics, and superfluous maps and windows featuring pictures of planets. What all this does is narrow the playing field significantly, making the only part of the screen you focus on a thin strip in the centre of the touch screen, which begins to fill up as the meteos incessantly fall from the top screen which merely displays a planet, and fancy planetesimal designs that add flare, but no substance to the game. All things considered, the DS screen is already incredibly small, so narrowing down the field to half of that leaves the player wanting. These psychedelic colours and fluff are only part of everything surrounding the game, not including the actual gameplay surface itself. It's all very distracting and makes playing the game more difficult than it should be.

In each stage, you're charged with fighting off a hostile planet by sending the meteo fragments back into space, aimed right for said enemy planet. Each stage is it's own planet, and there are quite a few planets to face off against. Apparently planets pose great risk to whichever race you represent, so destroying them at all costs is the primary objective. The only planet posing any great risk is planet Meteos, however destroying every planet on the journey to planet Meteos seems to be necessary. All this said, this game is still just a puzzler, so this whole idea of weaving a plot through the many holes in this game doesn't make it float any more, because it absolutely sinks. The plot is again superfluous fluff that adds nothing.

Meteos fall at a steady rate in the narrow half screen you're left with, and there are about 6 different coloured meteos per round, so multicolour rain is only par for the course. Herein lies the problem, the colour just becomes too much. I'll explain later. As the coloured blocks fall, a la Tetris, they begin to pattern themselves in random fashion and you have to align them into rows or coloumns of three or more identical blocks. Once aligned, the blocks transorm into rockets which begin the initial launch phase of shooting the meteos back into orbit. Once airborne, the initial alignment acts like the fuel for the secondary launch. Align blocks already on the rocketized blocks, and they'll begin a second launch phase leaving the screen, headed straight for random enemy planets. The objective is to destroy each planet, at least in the primary mode known as Star Trip. There's truly a robust puzzle engine here. This idea, this concept is genuine and is truly challenging and fun. However the game itself clutters this ideal, and makes it unnecessarily difficult and distracting.



The random patterning of the coloured blocks creates a daunting wall of technicolour mayhem. Even on the easiest setting, the meteos fall faster than you can blast them into space. The colours are just so distracting and chaotic that finding the possible chains and alignments is often made overly difficult just because as you look for a single colour, the other colours cloud your vision as you optically wade through a soup of colours to find only a single block, making finding chains you'd normally pick up well on, tedious. It's just a mess. It is possible to eventually adjust your vision, much like adjusting to the low light of a dark room, but it's too long after the fact, and by then you've managed to discover the fatal flaw of Meteos. Don't get me wrong, once you've adjusted to the kaleidoscopic screens of confusion, if you haven't discovered this flaw yet, the game offers some of the best challenge since Lumines (however does not match it).

The flaw, if you're still wondering, is the fact once you begin to lose the short lived bouts of meteo deflection, you will frantically swipe the stylus across the screen "just for the hell of it", as you've already predicted the inevitable loss anyway. What you begin to notice is that this tactic is more effective and more efficient than anything you've tried before. Yes, brushing the stylus up and down the columns of meteos will allow players to find alignments, chains and sequences of meteos not otherwise visible due to the sea of lush and disorderly colour. This in and of itself, is the biggest reason why Meteos falls flat on it's face. Once you've discovered this simple yet effective tactic, Meteos turns into a mindless brush-a-thon, mindlessly scratching at the screen to catapault meteos back into space. It's extremely shallow and disingenuous.




While the audio quality suffers from background static, the music is enjoyable and the sound effects distract you from how poor the game design is here, if only for a short while. The game itself suffers from a painfully fatal flaw, but sports a lot of game modes, and the abilitiy to synthesize new items and planets to play with is fun to do, but actually using them is hauled back several notches because the game is so poorly organized. There is a healthy chunk of unlockables, but the incentive isn't there to play the game long enough. While I could recommend that you avoid using the "swipe and win" technique, it's an easy thing to resort to since it's so effective, and such a great way to avoid tight spots. For such a shallow game, it still has some lasting appeal, regardless of how short it actually is. It isn't a complete failure, and I'm sure some will find enjoyment in Meteos, just not the people who discover the easiest way to win a game since the level glitch in Final Fantasy II.

Verdict


6.5

111 Comments:

Anonymous Michael said...

If this was on PSP, it would have gotten much higher from you, Adam.

June 29, 2005 7:09 PM

 
Anonymous michael said...

Oh, Adam, forgot to add: that can be roughly translated to:
"Hmm, Mr. Lumines creator *slurppp*, it is so delicious. *slurp´* I can't express how grateful *slurp* I am for your lastest game!

Lumines creator: It is not for praystation portaburu! It for Nintendo Duaru Screen.

You: Oh noes! *starts spitting all the cum on the ground in disgust* - YOU FOOLED ME!!! ;_;

Have fun deleting the comment that is nothing more than undebatable truth.

June 29, 2005 7:13 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

If it were on PSP, controlling the game would have been much more difficult, more tedious, and just plain finnicy. THe score would have been the same, if not lower. One of the only things going for Meteos is that it's easy to controller due to the touch screen.

I'm sure a Nintendo fanboy like yourself won't ever come to realize this, but I should put it out there anyway. No, I won't be deleting your comment. I want everyone who reads it to see just how immature, and reinforcing of Nintendo's kiddy image, their fanboys are.

The facts are there. Lumines is a great puzzler, and Meteos is a would-be great puzzler if it were for the single mega flaw that is the "spastic scratching" technique.

I have no allegiances, so your accusations are misplaced. However you've more than proven that Nintendo fanboys are just as moronic and single minded as they were ten years ago...even more so now.

If you have anything to say that displays the intelligence of someone older than 12 years old, please do, otherwise relish your humiliation. People like you are the reason why we have movies like Dumb and Dumberer and Intern Academy.

June 29, 2005 11:33 PM

 
Anonymous jon said...

i'm not sure i agree with the spastic scratching comment...mostly because that's not my playing style. when playing bejeweled do you randomly click jewels when you dont see the trifecta?

one of the big positives for meteos is the game length. in lumines, a single game will average about 1hr of time, whereas games are averaging 5 minutes in meteos. meteos is much easier to play without putting in much time.

June 30, 2005 5:26 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I'm not quite sure you know what scratching I'm talking about. It's not quite as easy as saying "I don't play that way".

As for Lumines, games are as long or as short as you want them to be. You can chose to quite the current score you have, or keep going, and that's the beauty of it. It's designed for every person's schedule. For the pick-up and go gamer, or the long trip/long wait and play gamer. It's really very versatile. Short match length is also not something one should brag about. While it's good if you're low on time, it takes you out of the experience just as fast as it takes you to get into it. It's a tease really.

June 30, 2005 10:56 AM

 
Anonymous michael said...

Sad how me, a Nintendo "fanboy" like me probably has much more PS2 games than you do, and I only don't buy an Xbox because my brother has one. There's no reason to let your bias transparence when reviewing games. Listen, everyone knows you are a Sony fanboy. You made the most ridiculous comments on Gamefaqs on the past. I am not a fanboy of anything, I like all systems (I know it sounds lame), and it is just kinda stupid to read your posts all around this blog with mindless Sony praising and the consistent bash of Xbox and NGC.

Blah, just my 2 cents

June 30, 2005 9:59 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

For starters I highly doubt you own even a fraction of the games I own, let alone exclusively Playstation 2 titles. If I'm biased, it's towards good, wholesome games. I will be the first to admit that I am hard to please, but that's how it is. I am critical, and always will be. Severe flaws like the one in Meteos mean a lot to people like me, who yearn for high quality, unadulterated gaming.

I am not a fanboy, but I don't think I should have to say that. I put my opinions forward, and if they happen to be polarized towards one company or another, that isn't indicative of any allegiance I have, it simply means I find better gaming from certain companies and less from others. That isn't bias, it's telling it like it is. You may disagree with this review, but how bout I bet you agree with the Canvas Curse review? I'd bet quite a lot. It's facts like this that completely removed any position you have to make claims like "I am unbiased, I am not a fanboy, blag blargh NINTENDO RULES!".

If you disagree, say what you disagree with, don't just sit back and relentlessly bombard me with poor grammar, asinine comments, and the worst logic since 2+2=5.

July 01, 2005 12:10 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only flaw is in your logic.
Using your logic, any common fightinggame is flawed bacause you can beat it by button-mashing. Being flawed, common fighters should never recieve high scores.

But oh, the real gamers actually try and become skilled at the game rather than resorting to a cheap trick.

Call me a Nintendo fanboy if you want. I dont care what some random person on the internet thinks of me.

July 01, 2005 10:23 AM

 
Anonymous Mega Phoenix said...

"The facts are there. Lumines is a great puzzler, and Meteos is a would-be great puzzler if it were for the single mega flaw that is the "spastic scratching" technique."

agreed. it would be like getting tetris's every few seconds in tetris..just not cool.

but hmm, a game with the replay value of pokemon puzzle leauge is what more puzzlers should have. and i hope to see tetris or another puzzle game with as much replay value as that this year.

July 01, 2005 12:46 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Sorry, button mashing is not the equivalent of this situation. Though you are correct, some fighting games do have severely fatal flaws. For example, anyone who played the original multiplatform game Rocky, knows there was a flaw in that game. Using the quick jab, you punch the opponent and keep jabbing him because the recovery time was so long. You could in essence, press a single button, and finish every fight without ever breaking a sweat. That is the equivalent the flaw in Meteos.

Button mashing doesn't allow you to win every single contest in every fighting game, however the flaw in Meteos will let you win every planetary bout in Meteos up until Hard mode.

July 01, 2005 12:58 PM

 
Anonymous michael said...

Fair enough. If it is incorrect for me to call you a Sony Fanboy based on your reviews, it is wrong as well for you to think I'm a nintendo fan (Why nintendo exclusively? I never hinted at it) just because I found your review pretty harsh. The same way it's stupid for you to deem me immature for my cum joke up there - Or are you going to say you don't play jackass from time to time? Not even with friends? The internet offer anonimity, you should have been used to it by now.

P.S. I have 147 PS2 games as of now. I hope that's at least a "fraction" of your games.

July 01, 2005 1:40 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Not even close...

July 01, 2005 1:45 PM

 
Anonymous michael said...

We were just comparing PS2, weren't we? I have other systems too >.>

Well it IS close.

July 01, 2005 3:30 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Sigh...I couldn't resist...
"No, I won't be deleting your comment. I want everyone who reads it to see just how immature, and reinforcing of Nintendo's kiddy image, their fanboys are."

Isn't that pretty chilsidh in itself? Yes. Yes, it is. Congrats!

"That isn't bias, it's telling it like it is."
I agree with you here, that's always nice. But I've seen better ways of showing it.

However...
"It's facts like this that completely removed any position you have to make claims like "I am unbiased, I am not a fanboy, blag blargh NINTENDO RULES!"."

That's not what he was doing at all.

"As for Lumines, games are as long or as short as you want them to be. You can chose to quite the current score you have, or keep going, and that's the beauty of it. It's designed for every person's schedule. For the pick-up and go gamer, or the long trip/long wait and play gamer. It's really very versatile. Short match length is also not something one should brag about. While it's good if you're low on time, it takes you out of the experience just as fast as it takes you to get into it. It's a tease really."

Fact is, it's a portable game. So having short game lengths is something to brag about. It's a big plus in portable games to not have to play forever.

"If I'm biased, it's towards good, wholesome games."

This is actually the main reason I posted. If this statement is true, why do you own games like American Idol? I'm listening.

"Sorry, button mashing is not the equivalent of this situation."

Yes, it is. Just as you can button mash to your heart's content and still win most fights, you can scratch hectically to your heart's content and still win most stages. The fun is in gaining skill. Just because it's a different interface doesn't mean it's not the same idea.

I only scratch hectically when I'm in a desperate situation. However, the key to getting a lot of points is getting those combos, which gives you more points. This is, after all, a point-centric game.

"Button mashing doesn't allow you to win every single contest in every fighting game, however the flaw in Meteos will let you win every planetary bout in Meteos up until Hard mode."

So, bascially what your saying is that the technique used to rape computers doesn't necessarily work on humans. No shit.

On a side note despite the crappy games in that list, I'm sitll envious. I wish I had that kind of money to spend.

July 01, 2005 5:08 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

With button mashing, you're playing against a computer fighter who, for all intents and purposes, is not doing anything in the first place. It's a well documented fact that button mashing on the hardest difficulties of fighting games is useless.

I can scratch and randomly swipe even onthe hardest difficulty mode and still beat planet Meteos with no problems what so ever. There's an enourmous difference here. They are not the same thing, and that is not something you can argue. Button mashing and screen scratching don't even involve the same method of gameplay. There's a very large disconnect there.

July 01, 2005 7:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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July 03, 2005 12:51 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I'd appreciate it if idiots wouldn't rehash the previous posts from other people. Clutters the comment bulletin. In other words, more fanboys complain about the same thing, even though there is no denying that the fatal flaw exists, and that think if it were on PSP it would get a higher score. Please don't fill this place up with that juvenile shit. You have no idea what you're talking about, so I'd appreciate it if you fuck off and post something orginal.

July 03, 2005 2:35 PM

 
Blogger BigKilla said...

I tried this game, and IT SUCKS. Get the hell off the reviewer's back. Reviews are matters of personal opinion. And Michael, why the hell are you trolling on a review site that you're talking shit about? Get a life.

July 03, 2005 4:05 PM

 
Anonymous michael said...

Don't recall ever insulting this site itself, I simply used the comment function to - oh my - discuss about the review. I could care less about the way the site was presented, it could be a white background with black Times New Roman with no paragraphs or images. I think you should stop caring about me or what I do in a site on the internet? No? Follow your own advice and get a life as well, instead of answering to "insults" to other people on the internet.

P.S. I do detect the whole irony in me replying to him. I really do.

July 03, 2005 6:51 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

If you were discussing the review, I'd have no qualm with addressing such a discussion. Instead, you bombarded me with a comment rehashing everything already said (and proven wrong via common sense) only in a tone reminiscent of great assholes. If you don't want insults, don't sling them.

July 03, 2005 10:25 PM

 
Anonymous Pergie McUrgatory said...

I'd just like to add two things, two things that every respectable reviewer who reviewed this game noticed that you didn't bother to even acknowledge:

NUMBER ONE - The Game's Length:

Seeing as you said this above:

"As for Lumines, games are as long or as short as you want them to be. You can chose to quite the current score you have, or keep going, and that's the beauty of it. It's designed for every person's schedule. For the pick-up and go gamer, or the long trip/long wait and play gamer. It's really very versatile. Short match length (regarding Meteos) is also not something one should brag about. While it's good if you're low on time, it takes you out of the experience just as fast as it takes you to get into it. It's a tease really."

Meteos has "DELUGE MODE", a mode that is just like Lumines main gameplay mode - it lasts forever. It even says on the main menu of Meteos - "Deluge Mode - Play Until You Fail!". You obviously ignored this mode altogether or regretted to even explore the game's menu at all.

NUMBER TWO - The Game's Multiplayer Mode:

Again, absolutely no mention of the game's fantastic multiplayer mode (single cart play for up to 4 players) in his review. This speaks volumes of not only his inability to fully review a game for all it's worth but also his social life (or lack thereof). Couldn't find any friends to play with Adam? That's a shame because IGN and Gamespot and everyone else could.

Here's what IGN (real reviewers) had to say about the game's multiplayer mode:

"Meteos has been designed from the ground up as a multiplayer competitive puzzle game, which is why it's no surprise that the Nintendo local networking capabilities have been exploited to their fullest in the production.

"Multiplayer can get absolutely vicious…but in an incredibly fun kind of way"

How can you possibly accurately and fairly review a game when you completely ignore 2/4ths of its modes? A game designed to be a multiplayer competitive puzzle game and you don't even try its multiplayer? A game you complain forces you to play only in short doses yet you completely ignore its endless mode? Absolutely pathetic and completely indicative of the glaring fact that your little post-it note resume of e-published reviews would get you laughed out of every office you attempted to submit it to.

July 04, 2005 10:46 AM

 
Anonymous Mega Phoenix said...

"You obviously ignored this mode altogether or regretted to even explore the game's menu at all. "

it is silly to think he didnt do that ¬_¬

and you think multiplayer would change the score of a game? boy, do you have a lot to learn -_-

July 04, 2005 11:27 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

How do I play Multiplayer? With myself? Get a fucking brain idiot. In any case, multiplayer would not change the score. I'm scoring the game itself, not the people I'm playing with.

As for Deluge, the mode is completely ruined by the game breaking flaw, so the mode is long, but only because the flaw allows the user to play virtually indefinitely without failing.

Compared to Lumines, you can quit at any moment with the current score you have, or keep going. Another thing Lumines has that Meteos doesn't, is that at any moment you can sleep the PSP leaving the current game as is until you pick it up again. Game length is irrelevant in that case, but it still stands that Lumines is as long or as short as you make it. In Meteos you have to continue until you fail, which is invariable and unpredictable. Though most games won't last any longer than 5 to 10 minutes.

Good to know you're just as big a prick outside of message boards too trainedlunatic/Typhon Sentra. Maybe you'll earn that shiny diploma soon enough and learn you're just another idiot with an opinion, and you're no bigger or better (or smaller or worse) than the "real reviewers" you praise so forcibly.

July 04, 2005 12:10 PM

 
Anonymous Pergie McUrgatory said...

"How do I play Multiplayer? With myself? Get a fucking brain idiot. In any case, multiplayer would not change the score. I'm scoring the game itself, not the people I'm playing with."

You play multiplayer with "friends". Crazy concept. And thanks for the vulgarity! It really adds to the reality that you're socially deprived and angst riden, seeing as the thought of "friends" (touchy subject?) sends you into an angry, cursing fit. Please, try to be more professional and take criticism for what it is. Regardless, the DS was designed with heavy multiplayer use in mind and the developers of Meteos decided to make that a big emphasis in the game's design (just like they did with the equally fantastic Lumines by making the game with the PSP's wide screen and excellent sound capabilites in mind). Ignoring the backbone in this game is unacceptable, there's just such a huge emphasis on multiplayer here that it's laughable you didn't consider it. I'd love to read your reviews of Smash Brothers and Twisted Metal next where you completely ignore the huge focus on multiplayer and grade the games only on their single player features. What a joke.

As for Deluge, the mode is completely ruined by the game breaking flaw, so the mode is long, but only because the flaw allows the user to play virtually indefinitely without failing.

Regardless of if the "flaw" makes the game unplayable to you, the mode still exists for everyone else who doesn't see the flaw as an issue. You regretted to include any mention of Deluge mode in your review and praised Lumines for having an endless mode and bashed Meteos for not, even though it does, "flaw" or not. You're dancing around the issue here and you know it.

Compared to Lumines, you can quit at any moment with the current score you have, or keep going. Another thing Lumines has that Meteos doesn't, is that at any moment you can sleep the PSP leaving the current game as is until you pick it up again.

You can quit Meteos at any moment and the game/system also has a Sleep mode (with better battery life to boot, sleep all you want). Keep dodging the fact that you praised Lumines for having an endless mode and bashed Meteos for not, even though it does.

Good to know you're just as big a prick outside of message boards too trainedlunatic/Typhon Sentra. Maybe you'll earn that shiny diploma soon enough and learn you're just another idiot with an opinion, and you're no bigger or better (or smaller or worse) than the "real reviewers" you praise so forcibly.

First things first, i'm not "Typhon Sentra". I have no alts on Gamefaqs. I posted this here because you had no way of responding to it the first time I posted it on GF since your account is basically done for. Maybe the moderators couldn't handle all that "unbiasedness"?

And for the record i'm a college graduate with an art degree, which is why I offered to redesign this site's banner for you. That offer still stands. I refuse to stoop to the level of the average babbling Pokemon fan, foaming at the mouth and raising pitchforks at your every move which is why i'm confident you won't delete my comments here. I noticed two glaring mistakes in your review and chose to address them in a logical manner. If you ever do bag that dream video game reviewer job criticism like this will be a gold nugget in a mountain of Snorlax shit when you're sifting through your letters section so respect that.

peace

July 04, 2005 12:38 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

You play multiplayer with "friends". Crazy concept.

My friends are 21+ years old. Not a one of them would waste a single dollar on a Nintendo product after they betrayed them with N64 and produced kiddy title after kiddy title.

You regretted to include any mention of Deluge mode in your review and praised Lumines for having an endless mode and bashed Meteos for not, even though it does, "flaw" or not.

I never said it didn't have an endless mode, but I said Meteos gameplay is very short lived. Even on Deluge.

You can quit Meteos at any moment and the game/system also has a Sleep mode (with better battery life to boot, sleep all you want).

One thing your idiocy didn't notice was that Meteos does not record your "quit" score, and you cannont merely press a button, have the DS turn off and turn it back on to pick it up where you were. The DS does not have that feature, so please try not to lie when you want to sound like a college graduate.

And for the record i'm a college graduate with an art degree, which is why I offered to redesign this site's banner for you.

I don't need the assistance of an amateur 16 year old.

I refuse to stoop to the level of the average babbling Pokemon fan, foaming at the mouth and raising pitchforks at your every move

Little too late for that.

I noticed two glaring mistakes in your review and chose to address them in a logical manner.

You've managed to nit pick over things that are irrelevant, non-issues, or just plain lies on your party. That isn't logical, it's down right stupid.

If you ever do bag that dream video game reviewer job criticism like this will be a gold nugget in a mountain of Snorlax shit when you're sifting through your letters section so respect that.

You call what you do criticism? You're beyond help, suicide is your only option.

July 04, 2005 2:30 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I guess I should rephrase about multiplayer: handheld multiplayer makes no difference, because you're still doing the same things you would do on single player. Handheld multiplayer has not evolved to the point of online console multiplayer, though games like Twisted Metal: Head On are beginning to change that. As it stands, multiplayer in games like Meteos (and even Lumines), the effect is not as significant and oftentimes worse than it was before. Versus battles are neat, but you're still doing the same thing a single player would do, only against a person and not a CPU.

July 04, 2005 2:49 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

" Not even close..."

You have games on there that were cancelled before even coming out, Adam.

Good lie. GO CANADA for bringing us such morons.

Now, on to the review you gave. Since, you claim to actually have the game, did you know that scribbling across the screen in Meteos is impossible, because on some planets, the gravity is varied, especially if it's a rock, metallic, or water planet, or even if it's just a gigantic planet?

How in hell do you expect to make those babies fly off just by scribbling the stylus across? You can't, because you have to find a strategy to get them to fly high.

Stop creating reviews based on the single most easiest difficulty of the game. You didn't even mention more than 1/10th of the game, with the review flooded with a Lumines plug and how the stylus ruins the game, with a lie about "static" in the background, which does not exist. Maybe your deaf ears are hearing the beat of a drum in the background, but your 50% liquid brain can't begin to ponder what it is so you dismiss it as static.

July 04, 2005 2:55 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

How in hell do you expect to make those babies fly off just by scribbling the stylus across? You can't, because you have to find a strategy to get them to fly high.

It is possible, and I've done it. Please stop lying. Gravity and fall speed has nothing to do with the scribbling method. It works regardless. Maybe you just plain suck at games so much you can't even cheat properly.

July 04, 2005 3:00 PM

 
Anonymous pergie mcurgatory said...

Adam, turn your DS on, start a game of Meteos, and close the system. Sleep mode. Don't act so fucking stupid.

As for your friends not buying Nintendo systems because they're deemed as kiddy, I feel bad for them, they've missed out on alot of amazing titles since the N64 days. That's pretty sad. I'm 24 and about six of my friends own DS systems (and PSP's since we all make enough money to not slave ourselves to one particular system, and certainly not immature enough to believe some bullshit from some recovering Pokemon fan about how Nintendo is now a children's company.) The "Nintendo is Kiddy" debate is a pathetic joke and i'm dissapointed to hear you proclaiming it.

And Mega Phoenix, this:

"you think multiplayer would change the score of a game? boy, do you have a lot to learn"

Is the fucking stupidest thing anyone has ever posted on a game related website. You should be begging Auron to delete it for you. Happy 4th of July!

July 04, 2005 3:02 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First:
The DS DOES have a "Sleep Mode" You close the "clamshell" and the screens will turn off and pause the game.

Second:
The multiplayer is the emphasis of this game, just because you have no friends with a DS does not mean no one has. To completely ignore multiplayer completely discredited your review.

Third:
The "flaw" as you put it, only takes away from the game if you use it. No self-respecting gamer will resort to mindless scribbling to win a video game. I play the game like it was meant to be played and refuse to resort to a cheap trick.

Good day.

July 04, 2005 3:02 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Stop creating reviews based on the single most easiest difficulty of the game. You didn't even mention more than 1/10th of the game, with the review flooded with a Lumines plug and how the stylus ruins the game, with a lie about "static" in the background, which does not exist. Maybe your deaf ears are hearing the beat of a drum in the background, but your 50% liquid brain can't begin to ponder what it is so you dismiss it as static.

1) Reviews are not FAQs. They are not required to have a set amount of information, only reasoning behind the score given.

2) I am not hearing things. Inherently, the Nintendo DS has very low quality speakers, and when you try to blast complex MIDI files with many instruments, they begin delocalize the sound, creating a slight after buzz when a song is done playing. It's a combination of both the DS hardware and the game. The hardware for weak speaker sets, and the developers fault for creating music that isn't appropriate for DS use.

July 04, 2005 3:05 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

and certainly not immature enough to believe some bullshit from some recovering Pokemon fan about how Nintendo is now a children's company.

Nintendo is a children's company, and there's no denying that. I play Nintendo games and consoles yet I openly admit they are a children's company, and I'm still walk with confidence in my masculinity. You cannot do this, so I pity you.

I'm guessing you and your friends are the Pokemon loving, kiddy game playing adults who hide behind the guise of "Nintendo is teh hardcore and not kiddy, PWNED". They are a children's company and that's a fact. Proven hundreds of millions of times. I don't take any gamer seriously who doesn't think Nintendo is a childrens company. They are, get over it, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy it (except in the case of Pokemon. God I hate Pokemon.)

July 04, 2005 3:10 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

The DS DOES have a "Sleep Mode" You close the "clamshell" and the screens will turn off and pause the game.

Wait long enough, and the DS resets and shuts off.

July 04, 2005 3:11 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

It is possible, and I've done it. Please stop lying. Gravity and fall speed has nothing to do with the scribbling method. It works regardless. Maybe you just plain suck at games so much you can't even cheat properly.

I'm not lying. I've tried to do it myself, especially in desperation when a bunch of rows are blinking. If there's too much gravity on a place, it's very difficult to make them all fly off the screen, if you just scribble, because they lift like, 1 inch off the ground and quickly come down, and unless you can figure out and quickly get new combos, they just turn back into regular pieces.

The "cheap" move DOES work sometimes, but that doesn't mean you should do it. Play the game correctly, and see how fun it is.

Oh, and as a side note, it's interesting that you couldn't comment on the cancelled games on your IGN list.

July 04, 2005 3:16 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Oh, and as a side note, it's interesting that you couldn't comment on the cancelled games on your IGN list.

Addressed long ago on the IGN message boards. This is neither the time nor the place to address it again, especially to such ingrates.

July 04, 2005 3:19 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

You're assuming I use the IGN boards.

July 04, 2005 3:23 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

No I'm not. I'm assuming you grow up and assess the matter at hand, instead of attacking my happy clickery. (Also note the issue has been addressed on GameFAQS before as well).

July 04, 2005 3:25 PM

 
Anonymous pergie mcurgatory said...

I'm guessing you and your friends are the Pokemon loving, kiddy game playing adults who hide behind the guise of "Nintendo is teh hardcore and not kiddy, PWNED". They are a children's company and that's a fact. Proven hundreds of millions of times. I don't take any gamer seriously who doesn't think Nintendo is a childrens company. They are, get over it, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy it (except in the case of Pokemon. God I hate Pokemon.)

WOAH there buddy, my generation grew up on the NES classics, we completely missed (and avoided) the Pokemon fanaticism of the late 90's. Pokemon fans are probably the lowest breed of gamer imaginable, curse me out and insult me all you want but NEVER accuse me of joining that giggling cult just because I grew up playing Nintendo games.

Nintendo makes many games. Do a majority of them sell to children? Of course. Does that make them primarily a children's company? Absolutely not. You're disregarding the fact that many gamers in their mid twenties, like myself, grew up playing Nintendo games like Super Mario Brothers and went on to playing games like Goldeneye and Metroid Prime in college. Just because your circle of friends eventually turned their backs on the company doesn't mean everyone's did.

But please...never confuse me for a fucking pokemon fan again.

As for the DS sleep mode resetting the system after a certain amount of time, that's the first i've heard of it and i'm not convinced.

By the way you should be thanking me for bringing the Gamefaqs to you while you're in purgatory.

peace

July 04, 2005 3:30 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

No I'm not. I'm assuming you grow up and assess the matter at hand, instead of attacking my happy clickery. (Also note the issue has been addressed on GameFAQS before as well).

Then how would telling me that it was addressed on the IGN boards mean anything to me...? That's assuming I care to look at those boards or even use them. And you assume that I also go to GameFAQs.

July 04, 2005 3:32 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

By the way you should be thanking me for bringing the Gamefaqs to you while you're in purgatory.

The only thing I'm thankful for is you acting like every other no brain Nintendo fan, and hating everyone and everything that doesn't give every game on a Nintendo system a 9+ score, and further proving how right I was a month ago when I wrote that expose on Nintendo fanboys.

July 04, 2005 3:33 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing I'm thankful for is you acting like every other no brain Nintendo fan, and hating everyone and everything that doesn't give every game on a Nintendo system a 9+ score

Says the guy who gave Paper Mario 2 a score under 1.

July 04, 2005 3:35 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

Oh no, we don't hate you for not posting 9+ scores Adam. We hate you because you're a bigot fascist about anyone who likes something different than you.

Us hating you for shoving the "no taste" quote down our throats for not liking something you do, is just as bad as others punching you in the face (figuratively) for not liking Nintendo, the company, or seemingly most of the games released for it.

Don't kill the messenger.

July 04, 2005 3:37 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Says the guy who has to hide behind anonymity.

July 04, 2005 3:38 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

We hate you because you're a bigot fascist about anyone who likes something different than you.

Us hating you for shoving the "no taste" quote down our throats for not liking something you do, is just as bad as others punching you in the face (figuratively) for not liking Nintendo, the company, or seemingly most of the games released for it.

Don't kill the messenger.


No one asked you to post here in the first place. You asked for every ounce of hatred you're getting. You've managed to raise nothing regarding the actual review, and managed to end up with a total of "OMG! YOu = unbiased" and "I rock, you suck". Yay for ignorant assholes.

July 04, 2005 3:39 PM

 
Anonymous pergie mcurgatory said...

"The only thing I'm thankful for is you acting like every other no brain Nintendo fan, and hating everyone and everything that doesn't give every game on a Nintendo system a 9+ score, and further proving how right I was a month ago when I wrote that expose on Nintendo fanboys."

You've got me all wrong Adam. Had your Lumines review been as flawed I would've called you out on it too. I didn't read the other reviews on your site or your "expose" and I don't plan to.

July 04, 2005 3:46 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

No one asked you to post here in the first place. You asked for every ounce of hatred you're getting. You've managed to raise nothing regarding the actual review, and managed to end up with a total of "OMG! YOu = unbiased" and "I rock, you suck". Yay for ignorant assholes.

I did raise points about the article. Would you read my posts, and stop deleting the intial ones I put up?

Also, if you didn't want people to post, isn't there an option to turn off others posting on your blogs?

Lastly, you gather some weird-ass info from thin air. You're acting the fool here, Mr. Arrogant Asshole.

July 04, 2005 3:48 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I did raise points about the article. Would you read my posts, and stop deleting the intial ones I put up?

Raising the same point that has been proven wrong many times even by your "pro" cohorts is not raising points. It's rehashing the same ignorant crap.

July 04, 2005 5:08 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

Raising the same point that has been proven wrong many times even by your "pro" cohorts is not raising points. It's rehashing the same ignorant crap.

Proven wrong by who? You? The only person to give the game lower than 70% besides one stupid reviewer?

Congrats, you joined the people that use only 1 and a half percent of their brains.

Your crap is ignorant, it's not a flaw that ruins the game.

July 04, 2005 5:19 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Congrats, you joined the people that use only 1 and a half percent of their brains.

Your crap is ignorant, it's not a flaw that ruins the game.


It ruined it for me, and many others. Please kill yourelf, your continued existence is paining everyone.

July 04, 2005 5:35 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

It was so nice of you to ignore every point I made except one. Hey, it's all good.

Button mashing and screen scratching don't even involve the same method of gameplay. There's a very large disconnect there.

No, they aren't the same method of gameplay. But they are the same concept, which is, "Go crazy hoping you're lucky and don't die." Tell me, what's your highest score on Deluge? I find it incredibly hard ot believe that you actually succeeded in getting a godly score by hectically scratching the screen.

Another thing Lumines has that Meteos doesn't, is that at any moment you can sleep the PSP leaving the current game as is until you pick it up again.

What the hell are you talking about? Every DS game has this capability, including Meteos. Wow.

My friends are 21+ years old. Not a one of them would waste a single dollar on a Nintendo product after they betrayed them with N64 and produced kiddy title after kiddy title.

First off, did you really feel it necessary to bring in the whole "kiddy" debate, regardless of how untrue it is? It has no purpose here. Why did you buy a DS, then? Are you kiddy? OMFG NOEZ!!!! Stop being so immature. If your friends are 21+, that implies you are too, correct? Act like it. Second...actually, no, nevermind, not worth the trouble.

...and you cannont merely press a button, have the DS turn off and turn it back on to pick it up where you were.
Hey...guess what I have in my DS, right now? Meteos. Guess what I'm playing right now? Deluge mode. Yet, I'm posting right here. Why? Because it's in sleep mode. How? Simple, just like every other DS game all I did was pause it and close the DS. Amazing! Sleep mode? I always thought that was impossible! Imagine my surprise! No, seriously!

I don't need the assistance of an amateur 16 year old.

Why would he lie? What does that accomplish? If he is lying, is it really worth your time to point it out? No.

It ruined it for me, and many others.

What others? I've seen one person out of all these comments who agrees with you, only he's a fucktard, as he didn't actually back up anything he said. He just said, "I tried and didn't like."

Oh, and, yes, I realize I've repeated some of the points people ahve made, but only because you don't seem to read them. Why, oh, why, are you so stupid?

Also, I'm 18, and I'm going to college come September to major in computer science. Do you believe me? One must wonder.

July 04, 2005 7:41 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait long enough, and the DS resets and shuts off.


Ok. I'll play along. I have, right here, my DS.

I am putting it in sleep mode right now. It is about 8:05 right here.

I'll post again as soon as it cuts off like you say it should.

July 04, 2005 8:07 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it is 8:50 right now, and if you want me to I will gladly do the experiment in full tomorrow.

As far as I am concerned, if I plan on stopping a game for more than 30 minutes, I would

1)Forget what I was doing when I originally put it in sleep mode. I wouldn't like the idea of turning it back on with the blocks near the top of the screen and I have three seconds to clear it.

2)Turn off the game and start the level over when I turn it back on. God forbid I take the time to get back to where I left off. That would be too easy to just start right where I stopped.

July 04, 2005 8:52 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Oh, and, yes, I realize I've repeated some of the points people ahve made, but only because you don't seem to read them. Why, oh, why, are you so stupid?

I've read and assessed all of them. If you're not satisfied with the answer, you can go fuck yourself.

July 04, 2005 10:03 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Oh, but I have.

You didn't read them. You merely skimmed and picked what you could retaliate to without sounding like a dumbass. Unfortunately for you, in doing so, you sound like a dumbass anyway.

July 05, 2005 1:37 PM

 
Anonymous Pergie Mcurgatory said...

Adam, if the DS resets itself automatically after a certain duration of time (not the battery dying, you claimed the system has a timed reset in sleep mode) wouldn't that negate the entire purpose of its Alarm Clock feature?

Also a link backing up this claim would be very helpful.

July 05, 2005 2:33 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Also a link backing up this claim would be very helpful.

These aren't message boards, and it's not an article. Your GameFAQs fads do not work here. If you don't like it, leave. I never asked for you to post here trainedlunatic. Once again, if you can't accept that you are entirely in the wrong here, you should kill yourself. (I'd suggest moving out of mommy and daddy's basement, but that would be the ideal location to kill oneself, so do that instead.)

July 05, 2005 2:41 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These aren't message boards, and it's not an article. Your GameFAQs fads do not work here. If you don't like it, leave. I never asked for you to post here trainedlunatic. Once again, if you can't accept that you are entirely in the wrong here, you should kill yourself. (I'd suggest moving out of mommy and daddy's basement, but that would be the ideal location to kill oneself, so do that instead.)


Which translates to:

I have no proof, so I will insult you instead.

July 05, 2005 3:57 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

It actually translates to: "I don't need to show proof. If you don't like it, leave."

July 05, 2005 4:18 PM

 
Anonymous Pergie Mcurgatory said...

No doubt, just checking. I figured you didn't have proof for that boldfaced lie. I didn't realize that it was standard practice to make claims without backing them up everywhere outside of the www.gamefaqs.com message board. So basically you're admitting that since its your blog, you can say anything you want, claim it as a fact, and not have to show any evidence whatsoever to back it up. Gotcha.

July 05, 2005 6:16 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me this:
If the Sleep mode only lasts so long, then how does the Alarm work? Does it turn itself back on?

So basically, your argument=Void. Unless of corse you give factual data proving otherwise.

July 05, 2005 9:47 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Leave it on sleep mode, let the battery die, and then see what your game is like when you plug the DS in to charge. Even on a dead battery, the PSP can keep your game saved in place with it's large cache of RAM. Something DS does not have...point and fact. Prove otherwise, by all means.

July 05, 2005 11:46 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the battery die?
Now why the hell would I let the battery die? Normally when the light comes on I instantly plug it in to charge(Leaving it on Sleep Mode so I don't lose my game). And when I have the Alarm Mode on I have it plugged in anyway.

July 06, 2005 10:34 AM

 
Anonymous Mega Phoenix said...

you guys are pathetic. there is no point in argueing with Aurons 100% unbiased review. go and cry yourself to sleep fanboys

July 06, 2005 10:35 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Let the battery die?
Now why the hell would I let the battery die?


Normally you wouldn't let it, but if you want to prove me wrong you will. The DS "sleep mode" is actually just a powersaver mode, where the screen turns off. In the PSP's sleep mode, the game's current status is actually saved to the RAM, so even if the battery dies, the game is STILL there.

July 06, 2005 12:31 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

...so, changing your story again, eh? Good one, I like it, shows the mark of a true dumbass. I admire you for it.

July 06, 2005 3:44 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So in order for you to be right, I have to be a dumbass and let the battery die.

July 06, 2005 10:41 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Thats not being a dumbass, it's being in the inconvenient situation of being low on battery power, with no outlet in sight.

July 07, 2005 1:41 AM

 
Anonymous UnbiasedGamer said...

Your meteos review was removed from gamefaq btw.

July 07, 2005 8:04 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a car adapter and two outlt adapter, so the only way my battery is running out is if I am a dumbass and let it run out.

I always keep the battery charged. Every night I plug it back in.

July 07, 2005 11:25 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Fortunately, PSP owners have the luxury of not needing to do that.

July 07, 2005 12:43 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh so a shorter battery life is a luxury now?

July 07, 2005 12:58 PM

 
Blogger Erik said...

Sorry, but your so-called "flaw" only lasts less than 5 minutes in Deluge mode.

July 07, 2005 12:59 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Oh so a shorter battery life is a luxury now?

Who said that? I don't see anyone saying that. Having an actual sleep mode is however.

Sorry, but your so-called "flaw" only lasts less than 5 minutes in Deluge mode.

I guess you just suck at the game then. I lets me play indefinitely because it's so effective.

July 07, 2005 1:35 PM

 
Blogger Erik said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

July 07, 2005 2:54 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woah woah woah...

Are you saying that mindless scribbling has different levels of skill?


You have lost all credibility.

July 07, 2005 2:56 PM

 
Blogger Erik said...

Sorry, but I was assuming that the game took no skill as long as you mindlessly scratch the screeen.

So basically, you are saying that it takes skill to scratch the screen mindlessly.

As the above person said, you have indeed lost all credibility.

July 07, 2005 3:32 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell cares about this whole sleep mode gig? DS has a better good game/bad game ratio, and the best upcoming game gallery.

Seriously, PSP has a sleep mode that records your progress? That is a nice little detail. It has a boatload of other design defects like the sticky square button (this one was NOT bs all the time), UMD shooting (Never happened to me, so I call BS, but since so many people complain about it I'm listing it) and other stuff. From personal experience, the DS is the more resistant and well-manufactured handheld. But this is old news. Nintendo products have always been the strong ones (I still own a SNES that fell out my window, and a N64 that my dog attacked. It's all busted up, but still works.), while Sony was always the easily breakable fragile stuff. Not bashing the quality of the games for any system, but it's the truth. Not everyone can take absolute care of all electronic systems on a house, so you need to rely on them to be at least a little resistant.

July 07, 2005 5:04 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

So basically, you are saying that it takes skill to scratch the screen mindlessly.

No, I'm saying if you can't win on harder modes in meteos with the scribbling flaw, then you're an inept human being whose hands are either deformed or you're just so mentally retarded that even the most basic of motor functions are difficult for you.

As the above person said, you have indeed lost all credibility.

I didn't know or care that an angry Nintendo fanboy like yourself gave me any.

DS has a better good game/bad game ratio, and the best upcoming game gallery.

Guess you live on a different planet than I do...
PSP:
1. Lumines PSP Ubisoft 44 7.7 90.5% 89.9%
2. Wipeout Pure PSP SCEA 48 8.0 89.0% 89.6%
3. Ridge Racer PSP Namco 43 7.9 87.5% 88.0%
4. Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix PSP Activision 45 7.7 83.9% 84.7%
5. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee PSP SCEA 34 7.2 82.2% 82.0%
6. Twisted Metal: Head-On PSP SCEA 39 7.9 82.5% 82.0%
7. MLB PSP SCEA 27 7.3 81.3% 81.5%
8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour PSP EA Sports 20 7.1 80.5% 81.0%
9. Archer Maclean's Mercury PSP Ignition Entertainment 28 6.7 78.5% 78.3%
10. Metal Gear Acid PSP Konami 39 7.4 78.7% 78.0%

DS:
Title

Plat

Company

Reviews

Avg.
Vote

Overall
Score

Main
Score
1. Kirby: Canvas Curse DS Nintendo 25 8.2 89.0% 88.7%
2. Meteos DS Nintendo 22 8.3 88.6% 87.6%
3. Super Mario 64 DS DS Nintendo 62 8.6 86.4% 86.6%
4. WarioWare: Touched! DS Nintendo 49 8.6 81.5% 83.3%
5. Feel the Magic: XY/XX DS Sega 52 7.7 76.7% 75.8%
6. Zoo Keeper DS Ignition Entertainment 37 6.7 76.2% 75.8%
7. Polarium DS Nintendo 34 6.8 75.3% 75.2%
8. Yoshi Touch & Go DS Nintendo 35 8.2 76.2% 74.9%
9. Pac-Pix DS Namco 39 6.7 73.9% 74.4%
10. Mr. Driller Drill Spirits DS Namco 31 7.3 70.9% 71.7%

July 07, 2005 7:51 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What great "OMG" game is coming to PSP soon? The only one I'm anticipating is Virtua Tennis (Don't like GTA, so no GTA:LSC for me). The DS has Nintendogs, which got a perfect 40/40 from famitsu, the sequel to Feel The Magic, and the Super Mario Bros. DS new mario sidescroller (my dream for years). Also, judging from the demo, Metroid Hunters is looking great, although I hope it gets polished for final release.

July 07, 2005 9:27 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I'm not going to count Nintenodogs if you're not going to count GTA.

I guess if randomly listing off games that are going to come out, FF Crisis Core, Death Jr, Popolocrois, MediEvil, Ys, Burnout Legends, Marvel Nemesis, Virtua Tennis, X-Men legends 2, Infected, Daxter, SOCOM, MGA2...just to name a few of the games that I would consider "OMG", if that is in fact a legitimate game genre.

One game I just can't to try out is Free Running. It proves that innovation has not been forgotten in games of the current normalcy.

July 07, 2005 11:47 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

One game I just can't to try out is Free Running. It proves that innovation has not been forgotten in games of the current normalcy.
Seen Donkey Kong: King of Swing? Innovation if I've ever seen it. And what's that? It's ont he outdated GBA? What a shame. Guess it sucks now.

I'm not going to count Nintenodogs if you're not going to count GTA.
I have to wonder if you realize how little sense that makes. Regardless, I wouldn't count GTA either. Another rehash? Count me out. Plus, GTA is just boring and repetitive.

FF Crisis Core, Death Jr, Popolocrois, MediEvil, Ys, Burnout Legends, Marvel Nemesis, Virtua Tennis, X-Men legends 2, Infected, Daxter, SOCOM, MGA2
So you're looking forward to another FF7 spinoff? Blah. Death Jr. looks decent, I'd think about getting it if I had the money for a PSP. Never heard of Poplocrois (inform me, please). MediEval is "bleh". Ys is another RPG, which while good, is still just another RPG. Burnout Legends? I'd rather play that game on a console. Virtua Tennis? *win* X-men Legends 2? That's seriously a game you're looking forward to? OK. Infected, Daxter, SOCOM? Bleh. MGA2 I want (as much as I want MGA1) but only because it's Metal Gear. Not because it looks to be a good game or anything. I just happen to be a Metal Gear fanboy.

Sigh, this is funny.

July 09, 2005 11:08 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

What a shame. Guess it sucks now.

Guess you're a moron now. I was referring to Nintendo incessant opinion that innovation is absent from current console gaming.

I have to wonder if you realize how little sense that makes.

It makes perfect sense, you don't count GTA, I don't count Nintendogs. Fair trade. Nothing non-sensical about it.

So you're looking forward to another FF7 spinoff?

What do you mea another? There haven't been any released yet for any gaming machine. If you mean "one of the three that are being released", yeah I am looking forward to it. Arguably the best in the series, a couple of new games that aren't rehashes really aren't going to be as bad as the Nintendo fanboys want to think. It's better than releasing 20 Mario games, and 10 Zelda games that all prettty muc play the same way.

Instead of "bleh"-ing every game on my list, why not just piss off? Because your opinion of the upcoming PSP games means nothing to me, and it also does nothing to counter the list in any sort of way...but if it does, post a list of upcoming DS titles that "OMG", and I'll complain about them and prove you wrong in the process, right?

July 09, 2005 1:05 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Guess you're a moron now. I was referring to Nintendo incessant opinion that innovation is absent from current console gaming.
They say that, but I doubt they really believe that. They say a lot of things they don't mean, just as all companies do.

Oh, and I never said I wasn't a moron! Just more intelligent than one such as yourself is all! For shame, silly little boy.

It makes perfect sense, you don't count GTA, I don't count Nintendogs. Fair trade. Nothing non-sensical about it.
Actually, it's not fair trade. One, they're completely different types of games. Two, GTA's been done before, many a time, whereas Nintendogs is a new game. You could argue that virtual pets have been done before, but that's OK because my first point is more important than my second.

What do you mea another? There haven't been any released yet for any gaming machine. If you mean "one of the three that are being released", yeah I am looking forward to it. Arguably the best in the series, a couple of new games that aren't rehashes really aren't going to be as bad as the Nintendo fanboys want to think. It's better than releasing 20 Mario games, and 10 Zelda games that all prettty muc play the same way.
FF7 is overrated, but that's all opinion, so that doesn't matter. And the reason there are so many Mario and Zelda games is because they're, oh, I don't know, good. I aslo never said they're rehashes. I don't know anyone who's ever said that. Even your Nintendo fanboys. On the contrary, everyone acknowledges them as spinoffs. And frankly, spinoffs don't excite me as much as sequels. I guess I'm a moron for that, aren't I?

Instead of "bleh"-ing every game on my list, why not just piss off? Because your opinion of the upcoming PSP games means nothing to me, and it also does nothing to counter the list in any sort of way...but if it does, post a list of upcoming DS titles that "OMG", and I'll complain about them and prove you wrong in the process, right?
I don't "just piss off" because I have nothing better to do. I've already explained this. ): Must I repeat myself again? Fine. I have nothing better to do. Animal Crossing, for one, owns any and all of those games that you've listed. But, that's only based on what the majority of the people I know say, regardless of their allegiance (be that Nintendo-, Sony-, or Microsoft- fanboyism). Of course, unlike you seem to think, there are some who are not fanboys, just like you claim to be. Amazing!

Incidentally, I didn't "bleh" every game on your list. I said I was vaguely interested in Death Jr., I want Virtua Tennis, I wish to know what Popolocrois is (which you didn't help me on), and informed you of my sheer Metal Gear adoration. All at the same time! That's a little over a fourth of your list that I didn't "bleh." Please stop exaggerating. It's annoying and doesn't help make you look less stupid.

July 11, 2005 9:49 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

You could argue that virtual pets have been done before, but that's OK because my first point is more important than my second.

How does being different games make one "OMG" and not the other?

I also now know how old you are considering you find Animal Crossing to out do every game on that list. Go back to your MathQuest 8 books, and get a fucking life. Actually, develop a taste for games outside of the kiddy and mindlessly average realm of Nintendo exclusives like Animal Crossing.

July 11, 2005 11:08 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

How does being different games make one "OMG" and not the other?
I wasn't saying one was more "OMG" than the other (and can you please stop saying it like that? It's ridiculously retarded). I was simply saying it's not fair to throw out games of a different...background, I think? That's probably the word I'm looking for.

I also now know how old you are considering you find Animal Crossing to out do every game on that list. Go back to your MathQuest 8 books, and get a fucking life. Actually, develop a taste for games outside of the kiddy and mindlessly average realm of Nintendo exclusives like Animal Crossing.
How old am I? I've been wondering this for a while. I lost count at one. Maybe you can help?

July 12, 2005 11:09 AM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Ooops, accidentally posted without saying this...

How is my taste only for Nintendo? I've already explained my freakishly weird adoration for Metal Gear Anything. You ignore that, too, even though I said it twice? Sigh. What about my interest in a few of the games you listed? And why the fuck have you still not told me what Popolocrois is? I could've looked it up by now, but I was hoping you'd be, oh, I don't know, nice, and help me out a bit.

Ratchet & Clank happens to be one of my favorite series this generation. Katamari Damacy is fucking hot. (Oh, that's "kiddy." I forgot. Sorry.) Half-Life 2 is something that's had me enthralled for quite a bit recently. I'm a little late in getting it, but I love it. I have yet to beat Warcraft 3, but that's due to how bad I am at RTS's more than anything else. I'm addicted to a certain MMORPG called World of Warcraft. I guess I'm a Nintendo fanboy, eh? Damnit, I'll just have to throw all these games I mentioned in the trash because I am not worthy!

STOP BEING SO FUCKING STUPID. Seriously. Because I like Animal Crossing, I automatically have bad taste in games? ow in the world does that make sense?

July 12, 2005 11:15 AM

 
Blogger Erik said...

One: I am not a Nintendo fanboy. I own a PS@ and have play it just as much as my GameCube. I also plan on buying an Xbox soon(the 360 release willprobably cause a price drop opn theXbox)

Two: I am telling you, mindless scribbling DOES NOT WORK unless you are really fucking lucky.

July 12, 2005 9:13 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Three: It works for me, so I guess you're just physically handicapped or inept at even the simplest things in life.

July 13, 2005 10:57 AM

 
Blogger Erik said...

If you are going to do nothing but insult me, I will take my leave.

And I am not physically handicapped, if I was, how would I be typing this very message?

July 13, 2005 12:48 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Adam. I have a wuestion. I actually asked this earlier, I believe, but I could be mistaken. What are your scores on Deluge, Star Trip, Time Attack, etc. If scribbling works so well, prove it to me, who never scribbles, by beating my scores.

I will not supply photographic proof, and I do not expect you to, as if someone really wants to lie to gain respect from people on the internet, I might as well let them, yeah?

July 13, 2005 2:28 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

If you are going to do nothing but insult me, I will take my leave.

Good, bout time.

And Jon I don't know off hand. I'll have to get back to you on that.

July 13, 2005 4:30 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

That's fine, I didn't expect you to know off hand, I wouldn't be able to. 'S all good.

July 13, 2005 8:21 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have this crazy habit. I like to play games the way they were meant to be played. The screen-scratching should only be used as a last-ditch effort, not as a cheap-ass way of getting high scores.

But if you would rather resort to a cheap trick rather than develop skill, then I guess thats fine with me.

July 13, 2005 9:10 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

On Deluge mode, depending on the planet, my scored range anywhere from 90 000 to 300 000, the 300 000 being on the first planet (name escapes me).

On Simple mode, I can pretty much last until I attain a score of about 300 000, depending on the difficulty level. On five star my highest score is 170 000.

July 14, 2005 12:21 AM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Those Deluge scores are quite impressive and I now regret saying I didn't want photographic proof, heh.

But...that Star Trip mode seems kinda low. I can get over 500k, 600k, and 600k on the three different modes, in that order, with only three stars. I know when you die once, if you continue, your score gets split in half. Could this be the problem?

July 15, 2005 10:21 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

The problem I have with Star Trip mode is that after a while, my eyes just start to fail. Too many colours, too many shapes, I start staring at the screen more than actually playing. So needless to say, I barely touch it anymore. Deluge and Simple are the ways to play. Choice of planet, and then go. No fuss no muss, and it isn't constantly changing shapes and colour schemes every two minutes.

July 15, 2005 4:37 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IGN-
http://ds.ign.com/articles/629/629012p1.html

But because the game rewards with skillful play over random scribbling, it's a technique that won't work in the harder missions.

GameSpy-
http://gba.gamespy.com/nintendo-ds/meteos/628673p1.html

This flaw in the game design will save your bacon on occasion (I know it helped me clear more than one stage), but it doesn't work for too long. Eventually, you'll end up with too many Meteos on the screen for this haphazard method of playing to do any good. Normally, a situation like this might render a game busted, but given its limited use, I'd say that this is an interesting last ditch effort and nothing more.

Gamespot-
http://www.gamespot.com/ds/puzzle/meteos/review.html

Doesn't even mention any flaw.



BTW, how does it feel to have your review removed from GameFAQs twice?? You know why it was removed? Because the mods saw through your filthy lie.

July 15, 2005 5:34 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The International House of Lies called.

They said they want you to be there when they open up the new Auron255 section. It took months to make enough room for your work.

July 15, 2005 5:59 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Sorry Senor Anonymous,

There isn't a single lie in my review. Please go jump off a bridge and do humankind of a favour by ridding us of your putrid humour and baseless complaints.

July 15, 2005 8:46 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, the world would be better without your filthy lies.

July 18, 2005 2:59 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christ, man, learn to take a joke.

Yeesh...

July 18, 2005 5:48 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Sorry bud, I don't lie.

July 18, 2005 8:16 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't lie

Why sir, THAT is a lie.

July 19, 2005 11:14 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job ignoring the post that blew your scribble theory out of the water.

July 20, 2005 1:50 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I've ignored nothing. Scribbling works wonders.

July 20, 2005 11:01 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IGN-
http://ds.ign.com/articles/629/629012p1.html

But because the game rewards with skillful play over random scribbling, it's a technique that won't work in the harder missions.

GameSpy-
http://gba.gamespy.com/nintendo-ds/meteos/628673p1.html

This flaw in the game design will save your bacon on occasion (I know it helped me clear more than one stage), but it doesn't work for too long. Eventually, you'll end up with too many Meteos on the screen for this haphazard method of playing to do any good. Normally, a situation like this might render a game busted, but given its limited use, I'd say that this is an interesting last ditch effort and nothing more.

Gamespot-
http://www.gamespot.com/ds/puzzle/meteos/review.html

Doesn't even mention any flaw.



You were saying?

Oh, and don't pull the "So now the drone says IGN is credible?" bullshit. IGN is far more credible tha this shitpile known as your blog.

July 21, 2005 5:13 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

You're comparing one opinion to the other, so what you're saying is baseless conjecture. Please stop with the idiocy, it's hurting my brain.

July 21, 2005 7:07 PM

 
Anonymous slushe said...

I guess I should rephrase about multiplayer: handheld multiplayer makes no difference, because you're still doing the same things you would do on single player. Handheld multiplayer has not evolved to the point of online console multiplayer, though games like Twisted Metal: Head On are beginning to change that. As it stands, multiplayer in games like Meteos (and even Lumines), the effect is not as significant and oftentimes worse than it was before. Versus battles are neat, but you're still doing the same thing a single player would do, only against a person and not a CPU.

How would you know? You haven't even tried...Come on man. Before you review a game you have to play every mode, beat every level, and watch the credits...

If you can't do all of those things then you have no business reviewing games.

Go get a job at walmart or something.

July 26, 2005 2:40 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I have, so what you're doing is speaking out of your ass.

July 26, 2005 10:52 AM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

You're comparing one opinion to the other, so what you're saying is baseless conjecture. Please stop with the idiocy, it's hurting my brain.
I feel the need to spam up this comment section more, so I'll point out that for the first time ever, you've admitted that the apparent "flaw" is only existent in your opinion. OPINION> Previously, and quite often, you stated it as fact, but now it's an opinion.

Congrats, we have a breakthrough.

I luff yu!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
^.^;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

July 28, 2005 12:22 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES! He finally admitted that the "flaw" only exists in his opinion!

August 11, 2005 7:02 PM

 

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