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Th3solution

I’ve been slacking. Not on purpose, mostly because my life lately has been like a FromSoftware game. No... even worse. It’s been like the Chemical Plant Zone in Sonic Mania — anytime I get a little momentum going I run into a slurry of chemically contaminated colored water and I come to a screeching halt and almost drown.

..... okay, I’m being melodramatic, but I have been a little busy. For example, the last time I was able to check Push Square this morning that article on cross-dressing in FFVII only had like 20 comments. I feel like I haven’t been on the site in a week!

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

RogerRoger

@Th3solution How dare you have a life.

We've all had weeks in which we barely do anything, if at all. From now on, we shall refer to them as "Chemical Plant Weeks" in your honour.

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themcnoisy

@Th3solution don't worry pal. Thanks for joining in when you can!

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Jaz007

So The Bourne Conspiracy. It’s not important. I almost put it as existing, but it’s aged poorly and thinking about it more. Melee is okay, simple system. Doesn’t really combo or have truly satisfying crunch. If there are multiple people around you’re trying to take down it’s uses a quick time event. You build a up a meter for instant take down as the opposes to the fist fight too. Shooting is average, lacks a big punch. Stealth is the same. It’s an okay game, fun to play once if you’re lacking other things to play, but it’s hardly a memorable experience.

Backkoggery ID: Jaz007

Th3solution

Hmmm... let’s see. I’ll take a crack at a few of these:

TNA Impact! -
I was scared to search this on google given the possible other interpretations of its title, but fortunately I was taken straight to the Wikipedia page and Metacritic scores for this wrestling game based on the TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Wrestling League. The emphasis seems to be more on, well... action (go figure) and quick pace and less on submissions. That means very little to me, but it does sound a little bit unique compared to the other wrestling games. Meta of 64, lukewarm to positive reviews, I say Existing.

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian -
I’m a big fan of the C.S. Lewis Classic book series. The movies are painfully inadequate however. And this game appears to have been a licensed cash grab, made for release in conjunction with the movie. A 56 Metacritic score isn’t exactly horrible, and reviews are extremely variable. Some compliment the game’s above average visuals and good flow while others criticize simplistic gameplay that is clearly designed for a younger audience and provides little challenge to anyone not in Elementary School. The most damning statement I came across was from PSM3 Magazine and said, “Traveller's Tales have no excuse for serving up this steaming pile of Minotaur dung.” It also seems that if you have no interest or knowledge of the Narnia storyline then you have no business playing this, which limits its potential audience greatly. Licensed games have that tendency anyways, but this seems even more dependent on pre-existing knowledge and passion for the source material
Not Important

Tornado Outbreak -
Having always been fascinated by the weather phenomenon of tornados, I researched this game. A game surrounding tornados seems to be a novel concept and I know of no other games that utilize this force of nature as a game mechanic. (Out of curiosity, do the British and European among you even have any experience with tornados? I’m pretty sure it’s a severe weather element unique to the MidWestern U.S. I can’t say I have ever heard about a tornado in Europe. Maybe Africa and Asia, but I don’t know.) Anyways, I digress...
The game is a Katamari Damacy rip-off and although it threw a few unique mechanics in there, the base gameplay is similar as far as you control a tornado and suck in earth objects to grow your size and strength. Reviews are in the 6-8 range, but the release was so small there are very few reviews out there. In the video I saw online the graphics and art looked pretty poor actually. As a simplistic budget title, I guess it is good fun for a short time, but this hardly made a dent in gaming culture and history. When some of the YouTube video only appear with the title “Forgotten Games”, you know the game is at best Not Important. I would nearly call it pointless based on that but favorable reviews (8.1 from IGN) save it from being the lowest category.
Interestingly, the development studio, Loose Cannon, appears to be created by former Sucker Punch and Vivendi employees and this I think is the only game they ever made.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Th3solution

Here’s a quick update, based on recent comments:

Street Rod UIG
Summer Stars 2012 Maximum Games
Summer Challenge: Athletics Tournament PQube - Pointless
SuperCar Challenge Eutechnyx - Existing
Superstars V8 Racing Milestone
Supremacy MMA Kung Fu Factory
Surf's Up Ubisoft Montreal
Tales of Symphonia Unisonant Pack Namco Bandai Games
The Bigs Blue Castle Games - Existing
The Bigs 2 Blue Castle Games - Important
The Bourne Conspiracy High Moon Studios - Not Important
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Traveller's Tales - Not Important
The Cursed Crusade Kylotonn Entertainment
The Shoot Cohort Studios
Thor: God of Thunder Liquid Entertainment
Historic Edition EA Tiburon
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 - Not Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13: The Masters - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition - Existing
Time and Eternity Image Epoch - Pointless
TimeShift Saber Interactive - Existing
TNA Impact! Midway Studios – Los Angeles - Existing
Tornado Outbreak Loose Cannon Studios - Not Important
Trinity Universe Nippon Ichi Software / Gust Corporation - Not Important
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll Koei - Not Important
Trivial Pursuit EA Bright Light - Existing

Just a few more left. Glancing at it, I count 9 games that we have no ranking yet.
Good work team!

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

themcnoisy

Street Rod UIG

Summer Stars 2012 Maximum Games - Existing
Summer Challenge: Athletics Tournament PQube - Pointless
SuperCar Challenge Eutechnyx - Existing

Superstars V8 Racing Milestone

Supremacy MMA Kung Fu Factory

Surf's Up Ubisoft Montreal

Tales of Symphonia Unisonant Pack Namco Bandai Games

The Bigs Blue Castle Games - Existing
The Bigs 2 Blue Castle Games - Important
The Bourne Conspiracy High Moon Studios - Not Important
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Traveller's Tales - Not Important

The Cursed Crusade Kylotonn Entertainment

The Shoot Cohort Studios

Thor: God of Thunder Liquid Entertainment - Pointless
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 - Not Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13: The Masters - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition - Existing
Time and Eternity Image Epoch - Pointless
TimeShift Saber Interactive - Existing
TNA Impact! Midway Studios – Los Angeles - Existing
Tornado Outbreak Loose Cannon Studios - Not Important
Trinity Universe Nippon Ichi Software / Gust Corporation - Not Important
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll Koei - Not Important
Trivial Pursuit EA Bright Light - Existing


7 games to go. I rated Thor as pointless. One of the worst games on PS3. I think @KALofKRYPTON pointed this out. And summer Stars 2012 which is an average game which is a ton of fun to play, I gave that existing.

Edited on by themcnoisy

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Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

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mookysam

Quick thoughts on Tales of Symphonia (which is called Chronicles in the West). A pretty basic HDification, this is based on the PS2 version of the original Symphonia, bringing with it some pros and cons. For the pros, it has minor bits of additional content not in the original GameCube release. It's also the first time this version was released in Europe and North America. The con is that it only runs at 30fps instead of the GameCube's 60fps. There's little in the way ot visual upgrades, but it was always quite an attractive game to begin with thanks to its chibi, thickly outlined characters and colourful world. The music is also lovely.
Also included is the Wii sequel Dawn of the New World, which I haven't yet played, but had a tepid critical reception.

Symphonia itself is often viewed as one of the best in the series, which is not a view I personally share, although it remains a fun and charming adventure despite outstaying its welcome a wee bit. The battle system - always a solid element of any Tales game - is now dated and feels a little slow particularly when held up against newer entries. There is also quite a bit or padding and backtracking in the final act of the game. Dungeon design too is hit and miss, with later dungeons being particularly irritating.
Despite these criticisms the game still has all the usual charms of Tales, with lots to enjoy for fans of the series. It's comfort gaming. I recommend EXISTING.

mookysam

PSN: mookysam

themcnoisy

Street Rod UIG

Summer Stars 2012 Maximum Games - Existing
Summer Challenge: Athletics Tournament PQube - Pointless
SuperCar Challenge Eutechnyx - Existing

Superstars V8 Racing Milestone

Supremacy MMA Kung Fu Factory

Surf's Up Ubisoft Montreal

Tales of Symphonia Unisonant Pack Namco Bandai Games - Existing
The Bigs Blue Castle Games - Existing
The Bigs 2 Blue Castle Games - Important
The Bourne Conspiracy High Moon Studios - Not Important
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Traveller's Tales - Not Important

The Cursed Crusade Kylotonn Entertainment

The Shoot Cohort Studios

Thor: God of Thunder Liquid Entertainment - Pointless
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 - Not Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13: The Masters - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition - Existing
Time and Eternity Image Epoch - Pointless
TimeShift Saber Interactive - Existing
TNA Impact! Midway Studios – Los Angeles - Existing
Tornado Outbreak Loose Cannon Studios - Not Important
Trinity Universe Nippon Ichi Software / Gust Corporation - Not Important
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll Koei - Not Important
Trivial Pursuit EA Bright Light - Existing


Only 6 left to go thank you @mookysam

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Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

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Frigate

Between an unscheduled trip to Chicago and Ni No Kuni 2 it's been a busy week so sorry for the slack.

Street Rod UIG Never heard of this before now. Anyone?
Summer Stars 2012 Maximum Games - Not Important
Summer Challenge: Athletics Tournament PQube - Pointless
🎮SuperCar Challenge Eutechnyx - Existing
🎮Superstars V8 Racing Milestone - Existing
Supremacy MMA Kung Fu Factory - Existing
Surf's Up Ubisoft Montreal Not Important
Tales of Symphonia Unisonant Pack Namco Bandai Games - Existing
The Bigs Blue Castle Games - Not Important
The Bigs 2 Blue Castle Games - Existing
🎮The Bourne Conspiracy High Moon Studios - Existing
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Traveller's Tales - Not Important
🎮The Cursed Crusade Kylotonn Entertainment Existing
The Shoot Cohort Studios Existing
Thor: God of Thunder Liquid Entertainment - Pointless
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 - Existing
🎮Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 - Not Important
🎮Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 - Existing
🎮Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13: The Masters - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition - Existing
Time and Eternity Image Epoch - Pointless
TimeShift Saber Interactive - Existing
TNA Impact! Midway Studios – Los Angeles - Existing
Tornado Outbreak Loose Cannon Studios - Not Important
Trinity Universe Nippon Ichi Software / Gust Corporation - Not Important
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll Koei - Not Important
Trivial Pursuit EA Bright Light - Not Important

👌

Frigate

themcnoisy

Hi @Frigate as we had the rubbish selection this week we were just adding on the results to one overall list. If you see the comments before it will make more sense. Add the results to the games we are missing! Hope you had a great time in the windy city.

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Th3solution

@themcnoisy Well, here’s my take — of the 6 remaining games that none of us had researched, @Frigate ranked 5 of them thusly:

🎮Superstars V8 Racing Milestone - Existing
Supremacy MMA Kung Fu Factory - Existing
Surf's Up Ubisoft Montreal - Not Important
🎮The Cursed Crusade Kylotonn Entertainment - Existing
The Shoot Cohort Studios - Existing

Two of the five he’s actually played. I had done some brief research into Surfs up and The Shoot and agree with his placement. Surfs Up being a movie tie of mediocre effort and The Shoot being unique and novel artistically but not a world beater in any way.
So we can just integrate those 5 rankings into our list and then if there are other discrepancies with the others then @Jaz007 can take them into account in our final list if he chooses.

If we do that, that only leaves Street Rod. Which, I’m not sure if the game was actually released in any English speaking territories. According to google, the only Street Rod game was back on PC in the 80’s and the other listings for 360 and PS3 were in German or Hungarian or a Slavic language of some kind that I cannot decipher. So, unless anyone can find anything different, then it will certainly be Pointless or perhaps just omitted by Noisy if it was never released to us.
And with that, we would be all done. Just would need Jaz’s final certification.

Edited on by Th3solution

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

RogerRoger

...so that would make the final list, for ratification, as follows?

Street Rod - Pointless
Summer Stars 2012 - Existing
Summer Challenge: Athletics Tournament - Pointless
SuperCar Challenge - Existing
Superstars V8 Racing - Existing
Supremacy MMA - Existing
Surf's Up - Not Important
Tales of Symphonia Unisonant Pack - Existing
The Bigs - Existing
The Bigs 2 - Important
The Bourne Conspiracy - Not Important
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Not Important
The Cursed Crusade - Existing
The Shoot - Existing
Thor: God of Thunder - Pointless
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 - Not Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters - Important
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13: The Masters - Existing
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition - Existing
Time and Eternity - Pointless
TimeShift - Existing
TNA Impact! - Existing
Tornado Outbreak - Not Important
Trinity Universe - Not Important
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll - Not Important
Trivial Pursuit - Existing

Looks good, team. Thanks for stepping in with those last remaining analyses over the past couple days. I wanted to be around more but life, etc. and whatnot.

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themcnoisy

@Jaz007 @RogerRoger @Th3solution @Frigate

Great work team are we all good with Rogs #453 comment as the final result? I am.

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Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

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Th3solution

@themcnoisy I am as well.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Jaz007

@themcnoisy @Th3solutuon @rogerroger @frigate
Cursed Crusade head absolutely abysmal reception upon release. From my bit of research it looked like an easy pointless, not an existing.
The rest of it looks good though.

Backkoggery ID: Jaz007

Frigate

@Jaz007 I quite liked it personally but I have zero issue with it being bumped down to the basement. General consensus does have a very poor opinion of it.

Frigate

RogerRoger

@Jaz007 @Frigate Perhaps split the difference and go for "Not Important"...?

And then I think we're done.

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Jaz007

@RogerRoger @Frigate That works. It’s all the input we have and with everyone agreeing on that list it’s a lot of votes for each game. Results gotta go in so we’ll change that and lock it in.

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