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by ThePixelatedGenocide
August 19th, 2017, 6:53 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/7/9: GameCube: Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

Re: 2016/7/9: GameCube: Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy

Maybe there should be a troll icon for hijacked reader reviews? Some people use this site as a buying guide, with the reader reviews looking like a serious second opinion.

They can't all afford to just throw their money away.
by ThePixelatedGenocide
August 19th, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Nokia N-Gage/Tapwave Zodiacs it the Sega 32X/3DO/Atari Jaguar of portable gaming?
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: Nokia N-Gage/Tapwave Zodiacs it the Sega 32X/3DO/Atari Jaguar of portable gaming?

Using 640x480 screens as your basic 3d building block, with a cpu that slow? The 3DO was badly designed. Can't even manage basic 2d scrolling without stutter? The 3DO was badly designed. One joystick port? A five button controller? The 3DO was badly designed. A $700 launch with no killer app? The ha...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
August 18th, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games that killed/ruined the genres Reception in certain regions/consoles/gave negative stigmas, etc?
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Games that killed/ruined the genres Reception in certain regions/consoles/gave negative stigmas, etc?

Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy were the 2 most high profile JRPGs released in the west, yes. They weren't the only ones, or even the first to reach America, as any Sega fan will be happy to tell you. Besides - Once there were enough decent ones available on Nintendo platforms as well, the worry th...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
August 18th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/8/16: Genesis: Crossfire, Paperboy
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: 2017/8/16: Genesis: Crossfire, Paperboy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljSVSFDMyh4

For some folks, the import version of Crossfire will hold extra nostalgic value.
by ThePixelatedGenocide
August 14th, 2017, 1:17 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games that killed/ruined the genres Reception in certain regions/consoles/gave negative stigmas, etc?
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Games that killed/ruined the genres Reception in certain regions/consoles/gave negative stigmas, etc?

I'd say it's less that bad games can kill a genre, so much as a disappointing experience can crystalize pre-existing opinions. For many gamers, the not nearly as bad as it's reputation suggests ET will always be the perfect cross between the Atari 2600's limited hardware, and everything wrong with t...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 26th, 2017, 11:20 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/7/25: Lynx: Ninja Gaiden, Turbo Sub
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: 2017/7/25: Lynx: Ninja Gaiden, Turbo Sub

I'd post it on each of the main review pages, when you're looking down at the column of letter grades only. And I'm glad you enjoyed the game. For those burned by the arcade original: It's the rare port that was improved because of what they were forced to cut. Gone are the cheap stage 1 enemies who...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 24th, 2017, 2:30 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/7/22: NES: Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Re: 2017/7/22: NES: Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

Ninja Gaiden 3 is the best version of the game for those who hate mandatory checkpoints - how dare they prevent you from replaying your favorite stages after each death? Especially if the completely optional password system killed your parents, and you've sworn revenge. And hey, the more enemies you...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 22nd, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/7/22: NES: Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Re: 2017/7/22: NES: Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

One correction: The fake Ryu doesn't shoot Irene. She falls from a cliff, which in the best tradition of pulp, makes sure she'll come back more powerful than ever. Unfortunately, by the time she machine guns him, he's revealing his true form, and...well, this is all completely ridiculous, but in the...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 20th, 2017, 5:02 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Bernie Stolar talks Dreamcast
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Bernie Stolar talks Dreamcast

The Saturn was the weakest at 3d? Maybe if you count transparencies, or don't know how to combine the cores - and to be fair, most people didn't. Someone correct me if I'm misinformed, but with only 4kb of memory cache per cpu to work with, lazy 3rd party ports were always going to be the rule, not ...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 17th, 2017, 1:11 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (32X)
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (32X)

A few differences: The 32x version has a foreground that moves at 30 frames per second, which will drive you mad if you can tell. The colors are muted, and less vibrant overall. The main character in the 32x version is shaded like a soft pillow, or a bad t-shirt design, which is great if you couldn'...

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