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Recommend me GC Games damnit!
« on: 19 Nov 2006, 19:11 »

So I just got a Gamecube for my birthday and I think it's pretty cool, I've been playing Metroid Prime 2 a lot and it's pretty damn awesome. But GC barely got any coverage in Australia so I'm looking into ebay to get some games but I don't know which ones are good, other than a select few that I've played before. So help me out fellow nerds! I need advice!?
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« Reply #1 on: 19 Nov 2006, 19:41 »

Super Mario Sunshine!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: 20 Nov 2006, 03:06 »

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (comes out next month for GC, might be mail-order only)
The original Metroid Prime, if you haven't played it
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Pikmin/Pikmin 2
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Resident Evil 4
Mario Kart: Double Dash
Skies of Arcadia Legends (good port of a great Dreamcast RPG; encounter rate's a bit high, though)
Mario Party 6 or 7 (they're all pretty similar)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, especially if you an some buddies have Game Boy Advances and link cables
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« Reply #3 on: 20 Nov 2006, 04:25 »

That more or less hit it on the head.
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« Reply #4 on: 20 Nov 2006, 08:06 »

Everything that has been listed is amazing.  If your into Wrestling Games and especially the character creation aspect of them, get Day of Reckoning 2
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« Reply #5 on: 20 Nov 2006, 09:56 »

I second the MGS remake and the Pikmin games whole-heartedly.
Viewtiful Joe (Unless you have a PS2. I think that version is slightly better. I haven't played the second one, but I think it's supposed to be good.)
Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2 (Don't let the premise scare you away. I recommend getting the first one before the second one, but it's not a big deal. If you have a PS2, get Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (I think that's what it's called?) instead.)
Eternal Darkness (Not all that scary in my opinion, but still really good.)
Beyond Good & Evil (Shame it's so short, but you can get it dirt cheap. It's a pity the sequel apparently isn't going to appear, because this was a great game and I'd love to know what happens next. Also, I think the PS2/Xbox/PC versions may have slightly better graphics, but it doesn't make a big difference.)
Ikaruga (Hard, but so good, and very cheap.)

All of these are old, and shouldn't cost you a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: 20 Nov 2006, 16:13 »

Wow I didn't expect that many recommendations. Thanks guys, I shall look into the majority of them. I'm actually already down for a pre-order of Twilight Princess at the EB near my work so I can't wait for that. Luckily eBay has a whole lot of new and used games up for sale and whatnot so it shouldn't be too hard to find most of what you guys recommended.
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« Reply #7 on: 24 Nov 2006, 19:09 »

Here are Sarcasmorator's suggestions with reviews by me, and some other games I suggest.

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker: A great game. Good stradegies, but not too hard to figure out.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: (comes out next month for GC, might be mail-order only)

Metroid Prime: I haven't played this game before, so I can't give advice to this one one.

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes: Same as Metroid Prime. They're just not my interest.

Pikmin/Pikmin 2: An odd, but very fun game. Even if you have beat the game. It's fun to go back and just kill your men. (but watch out for alien cruelity rights)

Super Smash Bros. Melee: I still play this game it is so amazing. I'd suggest going to Google Video or YouTube and searching for "Super Smash Advanced Techniques". It greatly improves your skill and increases gameplay fun.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door: Every Paper Mario is a fun game.

Resident Evil 4: This is a good game, but very different from any of the other RE games.

Mario Kart: Double Dash: Just like the original, but more fun. I'd suggest MarioKart DS though. (due to it's mission mode)

Skies of Arcadia Legends: An amazing game. I wish I stole it from my friend. Wait, I bet he has finished it by now. It's worth stealing.

Mario Party 6 or 7: Always fun to play minigames, but never in your whole confused andnegligible life, play a 50 round game, with four people. It takes forever and you only get the points to spend equal for one and a half 20 round games by yourself.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: An okay, yet slightly monotmonous game. you play the same levels several times. This is a very easy FF game. I beat it during a rental on a school week.

Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures: Good game. I beat it in about three days though. There are everal minigames if you have the gameboy connector.

Fantasy Star Online 1&2: A very extensive game (this is actually two games on one disc, but whatever). It is great for single mode and multiplayer mode. You and a friend can use your character files and go through any levels that either of you have been in. An amazing RPG.

Prince of Persia 1 or 2: Very cool battle engines for this game. Its a very puzzle oriented game. You use your acrobatic skills to go through mazes. The rewind time tool is fun to just play with. Pretty easy to finish though.

Animal Crossing: Who forgot about this game? A very fun game. you just live asecong life paying off rent, fishing, and making your nieghbors mad. Better for DS, ut if you don't have one, this is not a bad one to setle for.
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« Reply #8 on: 25 Nov 2006, 09:22 »

If you can find it, I recommend the Zelda disc with the original NES titles, plus the two N64 titles.  Also, if you can get it, the Master Quest of Ocarina of Time.

Also, though a lot of people don't like golf games, I've found the GC to be the best system to play the Tiger Woods games on.  The limited graphics power of the system really doesn't hurt them as their graphics are pretty bad to begin with, but they're excellent golf games if you're into that.  Also, Mario Golf and Mario Tennis.
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« Reply #9 on: 25 Nov 2006, 09:25 »

I also hear that the Mario Soccer is pretty good, what with electrical fences and such surrounding the field
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« Reply #10 on: 25 Nov 2006, 10:07 »

 You know.. Gamecube is cool and all.. but uhh.. the Wii is out..
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« Reply #11 on: 25 Nov 2006, 12:17 »

yes, if you can find one, and the games wills till play on the Wii. That and some people don't buy 1st generation consoles.
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« Reply #12 on: 25 Nov 2006, 18:25 »

Actually Wii hasn't been released in Australia just yet (ok it's next week) but I'm an extremely poor student as is my brother so we're gonna go with the economic option of GC. Besides, I wanted one for ages and a GC for $60? Hells yeah!
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« Reply #13 on: 26 Nov 2006, 12:23 »

That too.
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« Reply #14 on: 26 Nov 2006, 13:05 »

 Not that the Gamecube is a bad system. It's actually a really good system, it is just severely lacking any exceptional new games.

 Most of it's best games have already been mentioned, but one important one is the Gamecube edition of Soul Calibur II.

 Yes, Soul Calibur III is out, but it is a PS2 exclusive, and you cannot play as Link.
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« Reply #15 on: 26 Nov 2006, 13:17 »

Everyone was acting like Nintendo was on the verge of bankrupcy with the Gamecube's 'failure', but in fact they profited off the system (which Microsoft didn't off the X-Box, it should be noted), just not nearly to the extent Sony did. The only real problems with the Gamecube were the lack of online support and the limited amount of third party games.
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Re: Recommend me GC Games damnit!
« Reply #16 on: 26 Nov 2006, 13:22 »

Super Smash Bros. Melee! THe reason I got a Gamecube ^_^
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« Reply #17 on: 26 Nov 2006, 13:37 »

One problem you may encounter is that a lot of the more popular GC games stay at about $90 even though they are a couple of years old.  It really is shitty, and you can't get imports via ebay because of the region encoding unless you have a bootloader that bypasses it.  So um, get a bootloader cd and buy cheap games on ebay :)
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« Reply #18 on: 26 Nov 2006, 18:18 »

The main problem is finding the damn games. I went to one of the biggest department stores in the city and they very snootily told me they haven't stocked GC games in like 2 years. Still, Zelda comes out next week as well and I am so buying that.
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« Reply #19 on: 27 Nov 2006, 13:31 »

Where in Oz you live?  EB stocks them, but even they have a tiny little rack for them and like I said, they charge exhorbitant prices.  Games Wizards/Gamesmen may stock them, and I think that JB Hifi should stock some, also.
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« Reply #20 on: 27 Nov 2006, 13:33 »

Ulmassir: super smash bros rocks
that is all.
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« Reply #21 on: 27 Nov 2006, 14:17 »

Where in Oz you live?? EB stocks them, but even they have a tiny little rack for them and like I said, they charge exhorbitant prices.? Games Wizards/Gamesmen may stock them, and I think that JB Hifi should stock some, also.

I live in sydney, the EB near my work sells them and the prices aren't mind-numbingly high but still pretty high. JB is probably my best bet, they have a good range if I go out to Penrith, which I will cos I go to uni there.
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« Reply #22 on: 27 Nov 2006, 20:39 »

Starfox Adventures was kinda decent.  and uh...I've heard good things about Killer 7.
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« Reply #23 on: 28 Nov 2006, 16:02 »

Lego Star Wars.
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« Reply #24 on: 29 Nov 2006, 18:58 »

Wind Waker is awesome. Looks beautiful as well, gorgeous.
Super Smash Bros Melee
Mario Kart
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« Reply #25 on: 30 Nov 2006, 13:10 »

Battalion Wars is a good game. Unfortunately it gets way too tough around the end so I've never been able to finish it off. Still it is all kinds of fun and I'm glad I have it.

Ultimate Spider-Man uses a GTA styled open ended New York City that is fun just to web swing around when you aren't advancing the gripping story. It can be beaten it in a couple of sittings but it should be pretty cheap now so you will still get your money's worth of play time.

Aside from that every other game I own has already been recommended.
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« Reply #26 on: 30 Nov 2006, 13:32 »

eternal darkness. end of story.

oh, and warioware.

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« Reply #27 on: 30 Nov 2006, 13:44 »

Starfox Adventures was kinda decent.? and uh...I've heard good things about Killer 7.
The thing with Killer 7 is that it's super weird. You might not like it, but I can guarantee you've never played anything quite like it.
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« Reply #28 on: 30 Nov 2006, 14:34 »

Wind Waker is awesome. Looks beautiful as well, gorgeous.
Super Smash Bros Melee
Mario Kart

The animation for Wind Waker really shits me. Honestly, for that reason alone I cannot play it. Everything else, added to list.
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