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by ThePixelatedGenocide
December 11th, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What game system's lack of sucess shocked you?
Replies: 45
Views: 8177

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: 1491

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: 1491

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: 8177

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: 8177

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...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
November 30th, 2015, 1:33 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What game system's lack of sucess shocked you?
Replies: 45
Views: 8177

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

The only one that physically hurt, was the Neo Geo Pocket. It blew away the Gameboy Color in technical specs, and had a great library in no time flat, without the mountain of shovelware. Many titles combined the best of short term gratification and hidden depths... The controller was one of the best...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
November 27th, 2015, 4:39 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Wow, Dead or Alive Extreme 3 just became way more popular.
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Wow, Dead or Alive Extreme 3 just became way more popular.

For those who haven't heard the controversy, Tecmo wasn't going to bring the game to the states, due to the fact that they finally figured out some gamers find playing with vaguely sexualized underage Barbie dolls more disturbing than sexy. Enter import distributor Play Asia - they trolled a few peo...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
November 23rd, 2015, 11:18 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: What video game system's success shocked you?
Replies: 23
Views: 3006

Re: What video game system's success shocked you?

The Gameboy Advance. At least with the 2600, there were technical tricks programmers could use to turn the color pong machine into an actual home arcade. And the NES had a killer app in Super Mario Brothers, which instantly made obsolete the simplistic twitch or die gameplay of competing 8-bit platf...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
November 21st, 2015, 7:49 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Atari 2600 or 7800?
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Atari 2600 or 7800?

Get a 2600 to play the entire library. Get a 7800 to play some great examples of what 2600 games wanted to be. It's such a bizarre machine. Instead of solving the low screen resolution or the issues with sound, it focused on multi-colored sprites and no flicker. It's what ShovelKnight is to the NES,...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
November 14th, 2015, 11:26 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/11/11: Playstation 4: Bloodborne, Shovel Knight
Replies: 25
Views: 4950

Re: 2015/11/11: Playstation 4: Bloodborne, Shovel Knight

King of Fighters '98 C- King of Fighters '98 CD A- Right now, reader review scores have almost no credibility at all. But an icon can let people know, in a quick glance, when enough of us cared to actually challenge the critic on his score in the comments section, or he's going against the opinion o...

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