Trials HD on XBLA


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...is bloody awesome and well worth 1200 points. That is all!
#1 at 14:21:39 - 12/08/2009
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I've been looking forward to it and knew it was going to be good, but the EG review completely sold me - essentially a 2D version of Trackmania with motorbikes? I don't think there's any need to even bother with the demo.
#2 at 14:32:53 - 12/08/2009
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peej said:...is bloody awesome and well worth 1200 points. That is all!


You'll be back in six hours moaning that it's shit... because it's too hard for your old man thumbs.

Just like I will. :)
#3 at 14:56:11 - 12/08/2009
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and me :)
#4 at 15:00:57 - 12/08/2009
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/rubs hands

Seriously, Trials 2 was fantastic, one the games of last year imho. This is looking to be better.

Won't get a chance to play tonight unfortunately, but come tomorrow night the missus is heading out with friends. 2100 points is more than enough to net me this and 'Splosion Man so I'll be a happy man :-)
#5 at 15:56:25 - 12/08/2009
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How big is this download? It took me two whole days to download Monkey Island on our shite connection - plus I'm mindful that they have a strict 10gig cap on their broadband access. It isn't going to go well if I blow all the family's internet on XBLA.
#6 at 16:19:27 - 12/08/2009
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repairmanjack said:How big is this download? It took me two whole days to download Monkey Island on our shite connection - plus I'm mindful that they have a strict 10gig cap on their broadband access. It isn't going to go well if I blow all the family's internet on XBLA.


207.1 Mb
#7 at 16:40:30 - 12/08/2009
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There's some seriously nice puzzling in there. I haven't even looked at the track designer yet.

Ah well there goes the points I was going to use on a tag change. Definitely one of the highlights of this year's XBLA offerings along with Splosion Man
#8 at 16:42:58 - 12/08/2009
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You wanted to change your tag? What on earth to? :)
#9 at 17:00:43 - 12/08/2009
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Ace game but the price is a bit much IMO
#10 at 21:18:49 - 12/08/2009
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Murbal said:
repairmanjack said:How big is this download? It took me two whole days to download Monkey Island on our shite connection - plus I'm mindful that they have a strict 10gig cap on their broadband access. It isn't going to go well if I blow all the family's internet on XBLA.


207.1 Mb


Cool, cheers! Thought it would be a beast. I'm eyeing the Fallout 3 dlc, but that's a bit rich on this awful connection.
#11 at 21:30:18 - 12/08/2009
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Blimey that was an easy buy, it was a great little game on the PC but I never bought it (I did play my nephew's copy on his laptop quite a bit) on the 360 it's absolutely gorgeous and the controls are perfect.
#12 at 22:05:52 - 12/08/2009
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Ahem. Bought. My daughter's completely in love with it already - which completely justifies the purchase.
:)
#13 at 23:26:56 - 12/08/2009
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It's fucking beautiful. Only played about ten minutes of the trial though, won't get the chance to play it properly until next week (unfortunately) but it'll be a purchase for sure.
#14 at 00:35:19 - 13/08/2009
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My jaw has dropped from this game, I really didn't expect it to be this incredible.

Not only is it fabulous to play, this is one of the best looking titles I've seen on the 360, the lighting is easily some of the best going.

For those who've played it "Where's The Ground?" eh? :-O
#15 at 01:11:04 - 13/08/2009
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'Where's The Ground?' was one of the levels in the trial. That's the one with at least two or three massive loop-the-loops, right? Put a big grin on my face, that did. :)
#16 at 01:21:48 - 13/08/2009
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Ah that'll be the one Retroid mentioned from playing the demo when I was playing BF43 in a party with him earlier, I only played the tutorial and the first one and immediately splashed the cash.

I'd love them to patch in the first person view for replays, I almost got vertigo just playing it side on! :-D

#17 at 01:25:20 - 13/08/2009
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Yeah the replays are a bit of a weak point, I could've sworn I'd seen footage of a first person camera in this but I could've mixed it up with the PC versh.

Favourite level, and ass kickingly difficult challenge is the Container Rush one. You've basically got to do the whole thing in one run, not lifting off the throttle AT ALL and no retries. That is fucking hard as nails!

As Whizzo said, this is one of the prettiest games on the 360 and definitely one of the highlights of the Summer of Arcade (Splosion man and BF1943 have also been sublime this year, nice to see three games with the potential to be GOTY being XBLA titles!)

Steadily working through some of the challenge mode stuff. Some of you are a bit TOO good!
#18 at 10:54:17 - 13/08/2009
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I don't think delivering unsecured bombs in a open top trailer over an obstacle course is very sensible.

I've still got further than anyone on my friends list though. :-)

The minigames on their own would be worth the price of admission in this.

/sips tea while bleary eyed
#19 at 11:10:58 - 13/08/2009
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I may have to sell some stuff/trade stuff in - I really can't justify spending any more money at the moment BUT I NEED THIS.

Hmm, what would I get most for, L4D or Riddick...
#20 at 11:39:27 - 13/08/2009
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Probably L4D still, it's held its value quite well I think.

Definitely worth it though, it's such a top game...so many LOL moments and I ended up playing way past my normal bedtime and on a school night too!
#21 at 11:43:45 - 13/08/2009
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Dang Murbal, apologies - I thought I had a whiff of a free code for a moment there but the bugger on "the place that shalt not be mentioned" that I write for kept it for himself... :(

#22 at 12:33:12 - 13/08/2009
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Whizzo said:I don't think delivering unsecured bombs in a open top trailer over an obstacle course is very sensible.

I've still got further than anyone on my friends list though. :-)

The minigames on their own would be worth the price of admission in this.

/sips tea while bleary eyed


Sooooo.... how far then?!

I think this is my favourite minigame so far (though I'm sure my distance is pretty meh tbh.)

Was disappointed that knocking over all the pins in 'down the stairs' didn't seem to bring anything special...

GT: BarchettaTK

However, I'm off camping for a week in North Wales tomorrow (hey, it's my honeymoon!!) so I'm sure my 'average' scores are going to look 'bloody weak' in a few days time. :)
#23 at 20:40:09 - 13/08/2009
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Current delivery distance is 223.93, ranked 1022.
#24 at 21:09:25 - 13/08/2009
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Whizzo said:Current delivery distance is 223.93, ranked 1022.


/weighs up late night gaming session.

Heh, bleary-eyed driving FTW.

#25 at 21:40:29 - 13/08/2009
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Woohoo! Neeeeeeoooooooooowwwwwwwww...

Ahem.

o/ It's ace!

edit: I appear to be missing an arm.
#26 at 12:23:36 - 14/08/2009
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OK OK I'll buy this tonight and kick all your arses!
#27 at 17:00:52 - 14/08/2009
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I never played Trials on PC as my laptop isn't up to it so I popped my Trials cherry yesterday afternoon when I downloaded it...OhMyGod.

Loving the game. Got some good times thus far as well, which is surprising as most of them I've only played once. Some of the mini-games are good fun as well.
#28 at 22:13:19 - 16/08/2009
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I'm loving the level editor. Made two tracks so far, one is a nasty extreme track.
#29 at 00:22:32 - 17/08/2009
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Aye, I'm knocking up an AATG level at the moment - the editor's lovely, though I really need to spend some time working out how physics works (at the moment every time I try to apply it to anything, stuff just explodes! Not a good sign!)

BTW any level editors who include bombs or dynamite in their level are c*nts, just thought I'd put that out there :)
#30 at 09:38:13 - 17/08/2009

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