Ever buy a console for one specific game?

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Voor
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Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby Voor » June 27th, 2019, 9:12 pm

I’ve always wanted to play Shadow of the Colossus, and am considering a PS3 or PS4 just for that reason. May pick up a couple other games along the way, but don’t have a whole lot I’m interested in.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby mbd36 » June 27th, 2019, 9:28 pm

Original XBOX for Ninja Gaiden which I did not complete. I think I reached level 11 and the ice caverns before giving up.

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zetax
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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby zetax » June 27th, 2019, 9:32 pm

I didn't buy (or seriously consider) a Wii U until Mario Kart 8. Since then, I've gotten lots on enjoyment out of the little black box. Still no great want to get a Switch, though...

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby OzGamer » June 28th, 2019, 1:23 am

Yes, I bought my PS4 in order to play Spider-Man. I had convinced myself that I couldn't buy a PS4 as I had already an Xbox One with games to play. It got to the point where I really wanted to play it, so I went ahead and bought it. I'm glad I did as it is a great game, and I look forward to exploring the great catalogue of games.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby Verm3 » June 28th, 2019, 2:56 am

I remember buying a PS1 for Battle Arena Toshinden after playing it at someone else's house.

I brought it with Toshinden 2 and Dead or Alive. The later was a decent enough game, but no match for the former.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby MSR1701 » June 28th, 2019, 8:34 am

A few systems, actually...

Wonderswan Color - for Rockman & Forte

Neo Geo Pocket Color - Gal's Fighters

Nintendo DS - Metroid Prime Hunters - First Hunt (actually bought 2 of these in 2004 just to play multiplayer...)

Commodore 64 Mini - to play Turrican on the TV (via the official update patch and external USB port)

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby Zack Burner » June 28th, 2019, 9:01 am

I recently bought a PS Vita just to play the Sly Cooper series (via the Sly Collection and Thieves in Time), and I love it! Fills in a hole I didn't know I had, I love the series, bursting with personality and variety instead of just platforming. Just waiting for a 5th game to come, Sony says they're trying to find a good company to do it though, according to this article:
https://constant-thinker.com/2019/06/20/sly-cooper/
They just want to do it correctly after the mixed reaction of the 4th game, which had some good ideas, but ultimately had some negatives including the controversial anti-climactic ending. Can't leave Sly stuck in Egypt forever.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby pacman000 » June 28th, 2019, 9:19 am

A PS3 for Lair.

Clarification: I'd owned a PS3 before but lost it. I saw the game for $2. I'd always been interested in it, even tho it got bad reviews, so I bought it figuring I could get another PS3 later.

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby Gentlegamer » June 28th, 2019, 9:35 am

N64 - Star Wars Shadows of the Empire
PC Engine Duo-R - Dracula X Rondo of Blood
PS3 - Demon's Souls

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Re: Ever buy a console for one specific game?

Postby Buttermancan » June 28th, 2019, 11:01 am

My interest in gaming had waned somewhat in the early 2000's. Then I went to a friend's house and played Halo. It was such a new and exciting experience that I went out and bought an Xbox the following week!


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