"Mark's Comments: If I was going to get into a Bruce Willis adventure, it would probably involve Demi Moore and sending home the servants early. "
Mark, Bruce WIllis is dating a porn star now... and Demi Moore is all alone.
By Erik on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 07:24 am:
"Tom's Comments: Nakatomi Plaza can't be any worse than other licensed Die Hard games. Which isn't saying much, considering how universally awful they've been."
Die Hard Trilogy for the Playstation was a really good game. It's the original Crazy Taxi.
By Mark Asher on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 08:17 am:
"It's the original Crazy Taxi."
It's Crazy Taxi Driver. You get to drive like a maniac and you also get to get out and shoot people like a maniac.
Oh, and Willis and the porn star broke up, I think.
By Robert Mayer on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 10:55 am:
Nakatomi Plaza actually looked pretty decent. It's a LithTech shooter and has lots of single-player levels (of course, all 40+ are in a friggin' office buidling, so take it with a grain of salt).
By Alan Au (Itsatrap) on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 02:30 pm:
I always thought Nakatomi Plaza would have made a fun Rainbow Six level, although my mod skillz were never quite up to the task. The Nakatomi building is actually the Fox corporate headquarters, no?
By Geo on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 04:33 pm:
I babble with Eric Cheng on ICQ now and then (he was an artist on Jagged Alliance 2, went to a children's software co. and is now back in games).
I think it's supposed to follow the original movie's plot fairly closely. Perhaps it'll be a lot like a more serious No One Lives Forever if they get it right.
Hopefully they'll do something with the sequence where McLane leaps off the building with the firehouse tied to himself.
By Jason_cross (Jason_cross) on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 05:33 pm:
Speaking of Crazi Taxi, did anyone else see Simpsons Road Rage? My god, it's Crazi Taxi with the Simpsons. I mean, it's REALLY Crazi Taxi. The gameplay is IDENTICAL, down to the floating arrow to show you which way the dropoff is. I honestly don't know how they could make that game and not get sued.
I just read that Crazi Taxi: Next for Xbox won't be a port of Crazi Taxi 1 or 2 or even a direct sequel, but a whole new game in the CT fanchise. Whatever that could be. Apparently they confirmed this at Sega's E3 press event or something.
By wumpus on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 06:31 pm:
"Die Hard Trilogy for the Playstation was a really good game. It's the original Crazy Taxi."
So you're saying Crazy Taxi is a good game? Man, you coulda fooled me. I bought it for my PS2, and I was bored inside 15 minutes.
Also, I felt like I had already played a lot of it between Midtown Madness 1 and 2. Sure, there's no picking people up, but there is an abundance of.. shall we say.. "crazy-ness".
On the plus side, my PS2 does make an excellent doorstop. And it has that cool blue LED. Hurry up with GT3 and MGS already!
By mtkafka (Mtkafka) on Friday, June 1, 2001 - 05:02 am:
GT3 is probably the only upcoming release that MIGHT get me to buy PS2...I just love drving those sub 50 horsepower japanese cars on a grand prix track! where else can you do that!?! I really loved GT and GT2.
By Aszurom on Friday, June 1, 2001 - 09:58 pm:
What about Zone of Enders? I'm tempted to venture a rental of a PS2 just to check this thing out. Big mecha freak that I am and all...
What's the verdict?
By Supertanker on Friday, June 1, 2001 - 11:40 pm:
"So you're saying Crazy Taxi is a good game? Man, you coulda fooled me. I bought it for my PS2, and I was bored inside 15 minutes."
Now I'm certain we don't share gaming tastes. First you say you prefer playing multiplayer with strangers, then you dis the killer app that got me to buy my Dreamcast. Maybe I'm the weird one. Anyone else bored with Crazy Taxi within 15 minutes?
By wumpus on Saturday, June 2, 2001 - 02:10 pm:
"First you say you prefer playing multiplayer with strangers"
I never said that. Not one single time have I ever said such a thing.
However, Tom Chick did say that he would "rather play a bad game with friends than a good game with strangers".
Discuss amongst yourselves.
Crazy Taxi just had no real depth, from what I saw. Did you CT fans never play Midtown Madness 1 or 2? Heck, that's 50% of CT right there.
By Jason_cross (Jason_cross) on Sunday, June 3, 2001 - 02:16 pm:
When I got CT for my Dreamcast, I didn't like it at first. Took me the better part of an hour to start to learn the city and learn the Crazi Dash and some shortcuts where you go over buildings and stuff. Then it became really fun.
Ultimately, I got bored with it quickly, though. Good thing I bought it used. It's a fundamental problem with bringing arcade games home--arcade games are designed to be really cool for a very short while. Which, once I figured out CT, is exactly what it was.