Need help getting good XBLA games

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  1. Dropshot

    Dropshot Transform your destiny

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    So, basically I got 7000 MS points to burn and I want to get fun games for that, first of all I want a fighting game, it's between KOF 98, Marvel Vs Capcom and SF2 HD. I think all three are great games but for me the most important feature is local multiplayer, so you know which of this 3 games support it?

    Also been thinking on getting Blacklight tango down, N+, brain challenge, MW2 Map packs, RE4, Assasin's 2, dante's inferno or halo wars game add-ons.

    So could you help me pick the best of XBLA?

    P.D. I already have castle crashers, geometry wars 2, limbo and toy soldiers
     
  2. joevill

    joevill Well-Known Member

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    N+ is fun, but will make you want to throw the controller at the tv.
     
  3. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Brony

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    MvC2 and SF II HD Remix are your best bet as far as XBLA fighting games go. I believe these two suit your criteria for multiplayer, but don't quote me as I haven't actually tried. I prefer to play in person for fighting games.
     
  4. Recall

    Recall Player Select

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    Backlight Tango Down is a poor man's Modern Warfare 2, so a crap version of crap = crap squared :peoples: 

    You want good XBLA games? My suggestions are:
    Marvel vs. Capcom 2
    Afterburner Climax
    Gunstar Heroes
    Trials HD
    Puzzle Quest 2
     
  5. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    N+ is great, and has local multiplayer. other than that i'd say Recall is bang on, but personally i'd swap marvel for street fighter hdr.
     
  6. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    It's Mahvel, baby!
     
  7. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i used to love that game, about 10 years ago. now it gives me headaches :( 

    and i hate the fact if i want to play against you guys i have to pick out of the same old 4-5 guys XD I WANNA USE SPIDERMAN GODDAMMIT
     
  8. Argroh Valdios

    Argroh Valdios Well-Known Member

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    Virtual ON Oratorio Tangram
     
  9. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Crap on a stick, I forgot that Virtual On was on Live! I need to get that!
     
  10. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    virtua on has the nuttiest control scheme ever. i had to turn it to tps styles.
     
  11. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    At least it offers you the option. I think I remember what Scheme you're talkin' about it. It's probably the Pre-dual stick control schemes for those type of games.
     
  12. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Hey DropShot, nice persona there (ie. Avatar and Sig). Did you see the Medal of Honor trailer with Catalyst?

    I didn't see DeathSpank on your list, and that's a fun little game with local multiplayer option. Get the trial and see what you think.
     
  13. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    oh, no, vo is set up for dual sticks. that was the big deal about it, but it operates like a tank.

    eg, push both sticks up to move forward, left down and right up to turn left, etc.
     
  14. Blitz.

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    this and After Burner Climax are my favs.

    Also try Bionic commando its very nice for an old school platformer
     
  15. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Ah like the ol' Cybersled Arcade. But you said it has TPS controls too? That's a smart optiont to include.
     
  16. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Bah at playing Virtua On with TPS controls, the whole point of the game is that your piloting a machine rather then just running around like a dude in any other game.

    Also, forget you have friends and buy Shadow Complex.
     
  17. Prowl

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    I was going to suggest this one, but I figured since no one had suggested, that my need for reading comprehension had made me miss that, either he had it, or didn't like those kind of games.

    Shadow is one of the best games on Live.
     
  18. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    phoey!

    i couldn't get my head around it to be honest, i tried :/ probably would have felt natural with the arcade style sticks, not on a pad.

    also i was under the impression the whole point of the game was to shoot the other giant robot :/
     
  19. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    and id honestly skip Blacklight the shooting mechanic and aiming is horrible but def get the new Hydro Thunder Hurricane
     
  20. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind.. I was confus-ed. I confused Virtual On (Still and awesome game) with the Cyber Sled series (hover tanks, four legged robots). That's why I didn't have a problem with the controls.
     

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