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Die Hard for the NES by Bananadine 11/05/2010, 1:38pm PDT
I had never heard of it until I watched the AVGN video for it. Don't watch that if you don't like the AVGN or have an extraordinary interest in NES games--it's just him giving a good game crap for not being Mario or Mega Man. He is a terrible reviewer of games that are very different from Mega Man.

The game is strangely dynamic. It's a top-down action game, and there are lines of sight--rooms you can't see are black. It's strange to see this on an NES. The programmers seem to have faked it some, but still, it's cool to see. And the story has a timed script that's driven by the progress of the terrorists, who you listen to over the radio, but it lets you go wherever you like and discover for yourself all the subgoals that you can achieve. There aren't any explicit stages, and the story never gets in the way of the game--it's just you playing through the movie while people occasionally, briefly talk within earshot of you, kinda like in Half-Life. You can pick up any kind of weapon you see enemies using and use it yourself in the same way they've appeared to do (except without their infinite ammo). I like this kind of game, where the world is consistent and open and full of things that do things--yet there's also a clear enemy or conflict that always drives you to do more than just mess around, despite that it never arbitrarily curtails your freedom. Die Hard isn't a great example of that or anything (Fallout is the best one I can think of off the top of my head), but stands out among NES games for seriously trying it at all.
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    Re: Besides New Vegas, what are we playing, Caltrops? by Mischief Maker 11/02/2010, 12:10am PDT
    League of Legends, WoW NT by Entropy Stew 11/02/2010, 8:49am PDT
    Scrabble (on my phone) by Last 11/02/2010, 8:52am PDT
        Re: Scrabble (on my phone) by AArdvark 11/02/2010, 1:28pm PDT
            There's a Mafia 2 thread, here's a minireview by Last 11/04/2010, 1:59pm PDT
                Re: There's a Mafia 2 thread, here's a minireview by AArdvark 11/05/2010, 3:20am PDT
                i found it by This is Chris's Blood 11/05/2010, 7:22am PDT
    Looks like you have a CRT and some controller that'll make you better than me. by Gutsby 11/02/2010, 4:00pm PDT
        Re: Looks like you have a CRT an some controller that'll make you better than me by Bananadine 01/20/2011, 1:05pm PST
    Beat Force Unleashed II. As soon as I get some free time, RB3. NT by Horrible Gelatinous Blob 11/02/2010, 4:26pm PDT
    Tropico 3 NT by Fortinbras 11/02/2010, 5:21pm PDT
        What the hell are these games about (also the Romance 3 Kingdoms games plz) NT by Vested Id 11/02/2010, 9:06pm PDT
            Re: What the hell are these games about (also the Romance 3 Kingdoms games plz) by Last 11/03/2010, 3:51am PDT
                My summary is "Black and White goes salsa dancing with MOO3" NT by Fullofkittens 11/05/2010, 5:01pm PDT
                    So it's stupid, gay, and bad? NT by Entropy Stew 11/06/2010, 9:33pm PDT
                        Re: So it's stupid, gay, and bad? by fok 11/07/2010, 5:39am PST
                            WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT?! by Fortinbras 11/07/2010, 12:03pm PST
                                Re: WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT?! by Entropy Stew 11/07/2010, 1:47pm PST
                                    First time Wittgenstein made me laugh unironically DURRR HURRR BLURRRFFF NT by Entropy Stew is a fucking moron 11/07/2010, 1:53pm PST
                                        ok, let's put the philosophers away before somebody's feelings get hurt NT by Fullofkittens 11/07/2010, 2:00pm PST
                                        ESIAFM made, in his own banal Hipster way, a stupid fucking post by Entropy Stew 11/07/2010, 3:27pm PST
                                        Quit posting NT by Souffle of Pain 11/07/2010, 5:15pm PST
                                            I like this guys lack of style NT by Fortinbras 11/08/2010, 6:18pm PST
                                                I didn't mean that literally. NT by Souffle of Pain 01/24/2011, 7:56pm PST
                That warthog video looks cool as hell by motherfuckerfoodeater 11/05/2010, 5:21pm PDT
    Die Hard for the NES by Bananadine 11/05/2010, 1:38pm PDT
        Re: Die Hard for the NES by This is Chris's Blood 11/09/2010, 8:39pm PST
            Re: Die Hard for the NES by Bananadine 11/10/2010, 1:29pm PST
    Costume Quest by The Happiness Engine 11/05/2010, 4:50pm PDT
    The Avernum series. by Mr. Kool 11/06/2010, 6:24am PDT
    Alien Assault (Space Hulk minus IP infringement, sort of) by Lizard_King 11/07/2010, 2:13pm PST
        Also free, and has an alien/WH40k mod thing going in the forum NT by Lizard_King 11/07/2010, 2:14pm PST
        This is my second favorite video game ever. NT by This is Chris's Blood 11/09/2010, 8:40pm PST
            What's your favourite game ever? Also, third favourite. NT by Rhaluka 11/09/2010, 9:32pm PST
                Resident Evil. by This is Chris's Blood 11/09/2010, 9:49pm PST
                    Wait, I mean "Doom." by This is Chris's Blood 11/09/2010, 9:50pm PST
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    My Black Friday Haul so far: by Fortinbras 11/28/2010, 3:38pm PST
        Splinter Cell Conviction was a lot of fun, I wish I were still playing it. by Last 11/28/2010, 4:27pm PST
            I'm really disappointed, actually. It definitely feels like a step back. NT by Fortinbras 11/28/2010, 7:19pm PST
 
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