Games with nice GUI's

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Can anyone think of examples of games with real nice GUI's (In game and menu). I desperately need to get inspired!

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hangt5 Wrote:Can anyone think of examples of games with real nice GUI's (In game and menu). I desperately need to get inspired!

Though I've never played the game, I think the GUI elements in Metal Gear Solid 2 looked wicked.
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Can't think of good game UI off hand, Tomb Raider maybe.
There is a book available for designing game UI's "Game Interface Design" maybe.
Head down to your local mega-bookstore and see if they have it, it might
just be the ticket to turn your brain on.
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Beyond Good and Evil did everything right, including the GUI. It was very centric around a gamepad, though. Also, The Sims' GUI has been the subject of a few papers. Go look for "pie menus".
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I've always liked menus where you felt like you were already in the game.

I think the coolest menu I've seen in a long time was in Katamari (incidentally, a wonderful game for Gamecube. Don't know if it's available in North America - I played it in Japanese on my girlfriend's Gamecube after she brought it back from one of her numerous Japan trips).
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heh, Katamari isn't only available in North America, it did better here than in Japan, and the sequel for PS2 comes out in 2 days!
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Very fun game. What a great little idea.
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wait there is a *Gamecube* version of Katamari? I thought it was only for PS2. The Japanese Gamecube version never made it to the States I guess.
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Katamari Damasi?
Where you are the ball of glue??
If so is there any way you can play it on GC or rev. without buying a revolution (or ps2). Ive wanted that game for ages!!

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Sorry, it may well have been on Playstation. Ah, the confusion of having a girlfriend who owns several consoles... Wink
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Wow thanks for all the "Homework!"

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