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#1 Cocopjojo

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:16 PM

Holy cow, Nightshade-san and Sharpey-san, remember that television show we were watching the other night with the giant battling robots on surfboards and one of them was driven by some girl in a bikini and then another girl bit her lips so hard that she started bleeding and then kissed a guy so he had blood on his lips?

Well, it turns out there is a game and in all seriousness, the game looks awesome. If anyone is interested in giant battling robot games, check out the clip. Give it a few minutes for the action to start. Apparently, this game is kind of old. And apparently, there are tons of those types of games.

I'll admit, I've never played any giant battling robot games. Are they all as cool as the one in that video? Maybe I need to pick up one for my PS2 (I hear that's where all of the good ones are). Sharpe, what's the one you play on the 360 right now? I might rent it.

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That looks awesome. You would totally feel like you were actually controlling a giant battling robot in the middle of a battle with other giant battling robots.

And now check out these awesome figures:

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That last one is so sweet looking.

The giant battling robots thread on GAF opened my eyes to how awesome giant battling robots can be.

Use this giant battling robot games thread to talk about your giant battling robot games and to recommend old, but good, giant battling robot games to those of us that are interested in perhaps trying out some giant battling robot games.

#2 Self Induced

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:24 PM

You weren't around when we played Chromehounds? Well, I guess that was more of a RWR thing but I can remember me and Sharpe plowing around in heavy mechs in that 360 mech sim and it was lots o fun. And then people suddenly stopped playing it for no reason :sad:
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:10 PM

The only one I can truly recommend is Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner. The game comes with a full explanation of the first game with a walk through montage. The game doesn't even really use the same characters except for two of them, and you don't really fight him until the second game anyway.

#4 Nightshade

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:43 PM

Everyone loves them some giant surfin' battlein' robotn' action.

#5 Cocopjojo

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:58 PM

The only one I can truly recommend is Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner. The game comes with a full explanation of the first game with a walk through montage. The game doesn't even really use the same characters except for two of them, and you don't really fight him until the second game anyway.

PS2, right? The GAF thread had really good things to say about that game. I want to rent a good 360 game similar to that first. But if I see Zone of the Enders somewhere for cheap somewhere I might pick it up, since people on GAF practically worship it.

Do the 360 giant battling robot games have co-op stuff?

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:49 PM

Isn't Zone of the Enders pricey, because it's rare? I still have Mech Assault 2 for the original xbox (backwards compatible), but i haven't really played it much. It's really cheap now a day (5 bucks or so I would guess), maybe we could all get it and play some online.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:55 AM

I'm a mechhead, and I approve of this thread. Favorites include the Armored Core series, but for a more strategical experience, check out Front Mission 3 and 4 on PS2. Sharpe is the only one I know of who has Armored Core 4 in the clan... I've sadly never had the chance to pick up ZoE... Dual always tells me about it. Dual, tell us about Omega Boost. :)

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:05 AM

Ah, good ol' Omega Boost. The best way I am able to describe the game, for those that haven't had the chance to play it, would have to be like playing Star Fox 64, but instead of flying an Arwing, you piloting a huge mech. It's really like a 3D version of most side-scrolling shooters except with some non-linear parts.
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As for Zone of the Enders, well, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Made by the same guy (Hideo Kojima) that created the Metal Gear series. Smooth 60 frames per second with a ton of action. I wish I still had my copy...
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I was also a fan of Armored Core since Master of the Arena. Can't say I've played too much of the versions for the PS2, but I can say that the new Armored Core for Answer is shaping up to be worthy of a buy for me.
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#9 mattacus

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:34 PM

I love the Giant Robot Fighting games. The Customization and detail of Chromehounds is legendary. The last Armored Core I played all the way through was no 2 on the PS2. Even my wife got into it. She had a pretty sweet pink mech.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:44 PM

Well I know for a fact that Lost Planet would be awesome online if they made your mech not run on "Heat-Energy". If they find a way to make that unlimited so you could fly/drive in mechs forever, I would easily buy the game again.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:29 PM

I'll have to try completing ZoE2 sometime, I loved the original and have tried completing the second one so many times, but I've always been distracted by a new game coming out. Heh, I bet ZoE2 is worth quite a bit nowadays.... ?50 (+shipping) interesting...

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#12 SharpeWolfe

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:03 AM

The only mech games I have for the 360 are Chromehounds and Armored Core 4. I also have MechAssault 1 and 2. The two mech games for the 360 I own are the only two I've played that I flet were worth buying. the other couple...not so much.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:55 AM

Chromehounds may have slowish gameplay, but it can get intense really fast with 6v6 games. I'd buy it again if people want to play it.
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#14 mattacus

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:07 AM

I always thought the Mech Assault/Mech Warrior games tended to be on the slow/boring side of the spectrum, whereas the Armored Core games have a mix of slow and fast, but I never found them to be boring or tedious. If you failed at a mission, you could just try a different configuration until you found the right balance of power, speed and defense to take the guy out (I prefer fast moving snipers, myself).

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:48 PM

I've got Chromehounds. I played it to death for a long while. Then a whole new slew of shooters came out and distracted me. I haven't been back since.

#16 SharpeWolfe

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:49 AM

I'd be up for some Chromehounds, I've still got some cool mechs to use.
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#17 Nightshade

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 12:00 PM

I have never played Chromehounds, if you guys start playing it, I may go pick it up.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:37 PM

I've done my time as a MW4 addict, but haven't dusted the disk off for about two years now.

#19 Shin Karasawa

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:59 AM

Once I get my 360 back, I'm up for AC4. Give me a time.

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new Armored Core for Answer


Explain.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:40 PM

Explain.

Well it's the newest title of Armored Core that is being being released for the 360. The trailer just makes the game look amazingly awesome. I really hope the game shapes up to be what I've been looking for, AND THEY BETTER BRING BACK THE KARASAWA.


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