2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 6th, 2012, 2:21 pm

I posted a new set of Genesis reviews.  Sorry, you won't find any hidden gems in this set.  Comments?

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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby soporj1 » May 6th, 2012, 3:11 pm

Sort of related...

Looking at the number of replies you receive for sports games compared to any other genre, you'll see that the numbers are very small. Why do you think more people don't discuss sports games here?

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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby Teddybear1 » May 6th, 2012, 3:14 pm

Nice reads about the Hardball games, especially '95.  It was pretty cool to hear Al Michael's voice on it.  However, I shall forever be tainted by how awesome the C-64 Hardball was for us back in the 1980's - something the Critic referred to in his review of the first Hardball game.

I got to thinking about the range of baseball games on the Genesis from the excellent (SportsTalk, all the Sega World Series editions) to the poor (Hardball, Cal Ripken, EA's Tony LaRussa and Triple Play).

After checking the VGC Genesis reviews I was somewhat surprised to see that EA's Triple Play and Big Hurt Baseball hadn't been reviewed.  Triple Play is a slight improvement for Electronic Arts who couldn't produce a good baseball game for the system.  Big Hurt (Frank Thomas) was actually a pretty decent game.

Thanks for the reviews!



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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby TheOldSchoolGamer1 » May 6th, 2012, 3:42 pm

I always enjoy the sports game reviews, I like this site because they get their share of attention. The only Hardball game I own is #3 on the Genesis. The series always seemed to be for the more hardcore baseball fans that wanted a more sim like game. Of course gamplay was always lacking and very slow.

I never played Bubsy 2, the first one is garbage but I had heard the second one and the one on the Jaguar were a bit better...I guess not!


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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby soporj1 » May 6th, 2012, 3:57 pm

[QUOTE=TheOldSchoolGamer]

I always enjoy the sports game reviews, I like this site because they get their share of attention.

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Don't get me wrong, I love the sports reviews. I'm just wondering why they are hardly discussed in the forums (compared to other types of games).

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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby N64Dude1 » May 6th, 2012, 5:23 pm

I preferred the second one to the first and the Jaguar,well except for the GameBoy version,that one really was the worst. I can't hate the Nerf placement and it frankly is much easier to get through now that there isn't that stupid one-hit system.

It's still like comparing a moldy turd to moldy diarrhea-stained carpet though

All of them are still frickin Ocarina of Time compared to the 3D one 


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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby michaeld1 » May 6th, 2012, 5:24 pm

[QUOTE=soporj]Sort of related...

Looking at the number of replies you receive for sports games compared to any other genre, you'll see that the numbers are very small. Why do you think more people don't discuss sports games here?
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Actually, they're all related, in that Accolade made all of them.  Though I'm shocked there's no mention in the Bubsy 2 review of its product placement for Nerf, with the Nerf gun you can use as a weapon.

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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby soporj1 » May 6th, 2012, 5:26 pm

[QUOTE=michaeld][QUOTE=soporj]Sort of related...

Looking at the number of replies you receive for sports games compared to any other genre, you'll see that the numbers are very small. Why do you think more people don't discuss sports games here?
[/QUOTE]

Actually, they're all related, in that Accolade made all of them.  Though I'm shocked there's no mention in the Bubsy 2 review of its product placement for Nerf, with the Nerf gun you can use as a weapon.
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I meant that my question was sort of related to these reviews, not that these three reviews were related to one another.

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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby Paul1231 » May 6th, 2012, 6:36 pm

"The stages consist of whatever random garbage the designers could pull out of their butts..."

Couldn't have said it better myself.  It's like they just opened up a file full of an assortment of free digital artwork, added some animations, and had the computer place them in random locations throughout the game.

When I was a kid, before the advent of the internet, I kindof assumed that there was no such thing as a bad game, only games did or didn't suit your taste.  This is one of those games that really messed with my head, because I really felt like I must just be too young to understand what appeared to me to have no rhyme or reason.  Now I know I was perfectly normal. 

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2012/5/6: Genesis: Bubsy 2, Hardball 94, Hardball 95

Postby Number1Star1 » May 7th, 2012, 12:06 am

SportsTalk Baseball and the World Series games were by far the best baseball games on the Genesis and the 16-bit era. SportsTalk gives you your arcade pick up and play fix. World Series for it's day was so advanced the first time I saw it I thought it was a next gen game. It was easily the best baseball simulation of it's day and still fun.


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