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by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 23rd, 2016, 3:06 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why does everyone love Pac Man so much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: Why does everyone love Pac Man so much?

Nostalgia is why so many people like Casablana too.

Me, I enjoy Pac-Man because I can always sneak a quick burst of play in, while keeping a free hand to carry things, open doors, etc.

And there's no freemium bullshit to worry about.
by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 22nd, 2016, 7:11 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why does everyone love Pac Man so much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: Why does everyone love Pac Man so much?

1. The minimalist aesthetics. Effort to provide more detail began as early as the eyes in the 2600 adaptation, and continued all the way through PC freeware. Most of the results were forgettable, if we're being kind. The early technical limitations were artistic tools, not a handicap. 2. The playfie...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
February 3rd, 2016, 2:46 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Book Review: Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Book Review: Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Sometimes, a review just gets it. You completely nail why the Spectrum is as exciting now, as it was then. I'm an American who never even heard of the machine until about a decade ago, but with it's high resolution, minimalist canvas, it was an instant love affair. What's most amazing about the Spec...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
January 15th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Whatever happened to... Crash Bandicoot- A Happy Katana Article From A Familiar Face
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Whatever happened to... Crash Bandicoot- A Happy Katana Article From A Familiar Face

Crash was simply well constructed comfort food, for those of us with busy lives. No camera management, no getting lost while exploring the levels. It was almost an NES game, in it's heart. With that said, I'm surprised the critics were as kind as they were. They've almost always confused "more&...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
December 31st, 2015, 1:10 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/12/29: Sega Master System: Power Strike (Europe), Pro Wrestling
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: 2015/12/29: Sega Master System: Power Strike (Europe), Pro Wrestling

If PowerStrike pushes the Master System to its limits, Power Strike 2 redefines those limits completely. With a little polish, it wouldn't look out of place as a Genesis launch title. Hope you have a chance to review it. If the gameplay matches the visuals, it may be in the running for the best 8-bi...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
December 11th, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What game system's lack of sucess shocked you?
Replies: 45
Views: 7551

Re: What game system's lack of sucess shocked you?

I loved my Game Gear, but since it drank batteries like they were cans of beer at a frathouse party, you were forced to keep it plugged in. Too often, it was like playing a Sega Genesis Megadrive... with bonus sprite flicker, frame skips, and sub-NES sound, inside a soup of blurred pixels. Great to ...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
December 11th, 2015, 5:37 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: I never realised how great the Final Fantasy series is !
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Re: I never realised how great the Final Fantasy series is !

The DS version is more "Use a guidebook difficulty" than the super famicom game. It's "amateur rom hack" difficulty. It's just not the kind of difficulty that was any fun. I won't miss it.
by ThePixelatedGenocide
December 7th, 2015, 10:54 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: I never realised how great the Final Fantasy series is !
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Re: I never realised how great the Final Fantasy series is !

Go to 5. The After Years is best appreciated as a bonus, when you look back fondly on the 4th. There's also a playable interlude between the 4th and the After Years, if you play the PSP version. The overall package is recommended over the DS, as the original game was 2d, and this is essentially what...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
December 7th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What game system's lack of sucess shocked you?
Replies: 45
Views: 7551

Re: What game system's lack of sucess shocked you?

The NEO GEO was successful. It was only ever intended for arcades and rental, and still lasted for a good 14 years. Any business they got from home owners was seen as an extra bonus. If they'd competed on price, the most optimistic appraisal is they create a standard 16 bit system that hopefully has...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
December 4th, 2015, 8:36 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What game system's lack of sucess shocked you?
Replies: 45
Views: 7551

Re: What game system's lack of sucess shocked you?

At least with the Jaguar, you know how many polygons you're getting per second, because you can count them yourself, one frame at a time. There's no need to rely on Sony marketing. Besides, when a PSOne game has bad camera control, it's like sandpaper for the eyes, and bricks to the face. With the A...

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