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2017/11/17: Sega CD: Revenge of the Ninja, Starblade

Posted: November 17th, 2017, 7:18 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Here's a new pair of Sega CD reviews you're sure to enjoy!

Re: 2017/11/17: Sega CD: Revenge of the Ninja, Starblade

Posted: November 18th, 2017, 9:05 am
by ThePixelatedGenocide
You might get a kick out of this game, critic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL9GyISJ2uU

I wish there were more anarchistic oddities like Starblade. Console 3d was always one generation behind what they were trying to achieve. We could have had perfect wireframe driving simulations in 16 bit, and silky smooth, high resolution, flat-shaded polygons in 32bit.

Re: 2017/11/17: Sega CD: Revenge of the Ninja, Starblade

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 12:42 am
by Stalvern
ThePixelatedGenocide wrote:I wish there were more anarchistic oddities like Starblade. Console 3d was always one generation behind what they were trying to achieve. We could have had perfect wireframe driving simulations in 16 bit, and silky smooth, high resolution, flat-shaded polygons in 32bit.

Hey, I like the arcade Virtua Racing too, but I'm not going to pretend that textured 3D on home systems was somehow a step too far in the '90s. Nobody in their right mind would say that the PlayStation Ridge Racer bit off more than it could chew by being textured, even if it didn't quite stand up to the arcade version.

Re: 2017/11/17: Sega CD: Revenge of the Ninja, Starblade

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 3:06 am
by ThePixelatedGenocide
I never said I wanted to completely replace the libraries we received. There were many early 3d games that wouldn't work without textures to provide their character - Silent Hill would look ridiculous, if it were done like an early Alone in the Dark.

Only that I just wish there were more retro games that fully explored the potential of the early visual styles.

Just to have a break from all the bad frame rates, severe texture warping and N64 smear. (Removing that smear and replacing it with individual pixels the size of a toaster isn't the substitute I had in mind.)

Few 3d games from the generations before the Dreamcast still hold up, visually. And most of those few were modest, in design, and kept the system limitations in mind.

Re: 2017/11/17: Sega CD: Revenge of the Ninja, Starblade

Posted: November 19th, 2017, 10:42 am
by GameOfThrones
I never had a mega cd. I always wanted one. It is a shame that sega does not release the games on a compilation.

Starblade looks fantastic. I like the wire frame inclusion for when there are two many polygons on screen for it to run smoothly. An inspired choice by Namco.