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Re: Modern Games Are Trash - Retro Thread for old gamers
« Reply #240 on: February 22, 2019, 12:13:42 PM »
I will be travelling next week and am wondering what kind of retro game to play in the hotel.

- Snatcher (Sega CD)
- Dreamweb (DOS)
- Axiom Verge (I know, not old)

Kinda have that sci-fi noir itch to play Snatcher to be honest but Dreamweb is just so good from what I tried it.

Snatcher is soooo good, definitely play that! Axiom Verge is also a pretty good Metroid style game that subverts expectations, boss fights kinda suck though.
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« Reply #241 on: February 22, 2019, 01:01:42 PM »
Snatcher is what popped my Kojima cherry.  It blew my feeble teenage mind back then.  Still holds up today, IMO.

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« Reply #242 on: February 25, 2019, 10:20:49 AM »
Snatcher is what popped my Kojima cherry.  It blew my feeble teenage mind back then.  Still holds up today, IMO.

ACT 1 SNATCH

Still my favorite Kojima game.  The plot actually makes sense, even if it is a big ol' Terminator/Blade Runner rip-off.
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« Reply #243 on: February 26, 2019, 06:56:19 PM »


Lunchtime gaming with a new portable Sega system.  Comes with about 200 games and has a SD card slot to add more.  Not bad for $12.

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« Reply #244 on: February 26, 2019, 08:25:18 PM »
$12?!?  :lol

How is the quality for that price?
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« Reply #245 on: February 27, 2019, 08:46:07 AM »
It's actually pretty good.  My only complaints is that the sound is too quiet with headphones on, you can't switch between 3 and 6 button mode so Forgotten Worlds doesn't work, and that it's kind of a hassle to find games because for whatever reason they randomized and repeat the games in a list of 77000 (??) games for some reason.  Haven't tried the SD card slot yet, but I would assume you can also run SMS and GG games on it.

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« Reply #246 on: February 27, 2019, 08:52:16 AM »
Uh,.. I'll buy one at that price!

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« Reply #247 on: February 27, 2019, 09:08:52 AM »
does it have dogshit emulation like most of these chinese things?
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« Reply #248 on: February 27, 2019, 05:06:29 PM »
Gimme link to $12 device

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« Reply #250 on: February 28, 2019, 08:14:05 AM »
No longer available.  :(  Dat jank ass PSP shell.  :lol

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« Reply #251 on: February 28, 2019, 10:59:14 AM »
Decided to buy a better Raspberry Pi case and found this:



Seems to be the "new hotness" for Pi cases- has working power and reset buttons and comes with a little exhaust fan, too.  Getting an 8BitDo M30 pad today that should work nicely with it.



There's also a new N30 Pro with the Mega Drive/Genesis color scheme, but I wouldn't recommend this model.  It's not as comfortable as the SN30 Pro models and the triggers can break.

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« Reply #252 on: March 01, 2019, 07:10:37 PM »
Woo-ee that case is good af

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« Reply #253 on: March 01, 2019, 08:33:10 PM »
Why the fuck do you use photobucket in 2019

This thread is ALL ABOUT retro cred, so I don't understand your question.

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« Reply #254 on: March 01, 2019, 10:19:32 PM »
Woo-ee that case is good af

It's awesome!  Went ahead and changed it out.  You just need to install a script and then the power and reset buttons will function like the real thing.  The eject switch makes the top circular area pop-up and there's a tiny bit of space to store stuff like SD cards.





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Left the fan out for now- my heat sink is too big for it!  :lol  The case came with a smaller little heat sink to switch it out, but I don't have any thermal paste at the moment and it didn't have any sticky shit on the other side.  Maybe later I'll throw it in there.

The extra two USB inputs/ethernet are also still available for use- the back right side of the case can come off for access.
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« Reply #255 on: March 02, 2019, 08:34:08 AM »
What's the M30 like?

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« Reply #256 on: March 02, 2019, 06:06:33 PM »
What's the M30 like?

Works great!  It's about the same size as the original Genesis six button controller, so it might feel small (and very light- no rumble), but the d-pad is fantastic and the buttons are very responsive.  Tested it on the Switch with Street Fighter Anniversary Collection and had no problems doing moves in SF3: Third Strike and Super Turbo.  Felt just "right" with Sonic Mania.

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« Reply #257 on: March 02, 2019, 08:31:44 PM »
If Iím in Japan, what retro systems/games should I look out for?


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« Reply #258 on: March 02, 2019, 11:56:10 PM »
If Iím in Japan, what retro systems/games should I look out for?

See if you can find THIS fucker, I bet it's still there


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« Reply #259 on: March 03, 2019, 02:56:41 PM »
If Iím in Japan, what retro systems/games should I look out for?

X68000, FM-Towns Marty, PC-98, an MSX2, Epoch Super Cassette Vision
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« Reply #260 on: March 03, 2019, 04:48:08 PM »
If Iím in Japan, what retro systems/games should I look out for?


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« Reply #261 on: March 03, 2019, 04:56:07 PM »
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« Reply #262 on: March 03, 2019, 09:12:15 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions, Iím going to be there in a few months, but if anything Iíll get a system that has some practical use.

Pc-98 is cool, but thereís not much Iíd be able to do with it, same with the 8001, but itíd be cool to check out.

But thereís also lots of old indie gems out there that are relatively unknown iirc.

Iíll dig through the recommended systems at some point though, thanks!

Something else cool n' retro is stuff that looks different over there than here- Famicom, Super Famicom, PC-Engine, etc.  I bought a pristine Super Famicom for someone at work last time I was over there for under 5000 yen.

Dunno how stock is on some of this stuff, but there were also various models of PS2 and Vitas released in different colors as well. 
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« Reply #263 on: March 08, 2019, 08:49:33 AM »
Have a TOTALLY STUDLY~! Friday


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« Reply #264 on: March 11, 2019, 07:25:20 AM »
A fan-made three-player Final Fight "30th Anniversary" mod is in development!

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« Reply #265 on: March 11, 2019, 08:49:48 AM »
Iím impressed by enough recent games to take out ďmodern games are trash.Ē
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« Reply #266 on: March 11, 2019, 01:20:26 PM »
Yeah, Rape Day is a landmark title.

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« Reply #267 on: March 11, 2019, 01:22:57 PM »
Yeah, Rape Day is a landmark title.

Unfortunately, it got deplatformed by the SJWs at Valve.
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« Reply #268 on: March 11, 2019, 05:32:02 PM »
A fan-made three-player Final Fight "30th Anniversary" mod is in development!



There's a Double Dragon mod with Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior from Superstars instead of Billy and Jimmy


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« Reply #269 on: March 11, 2019, 05:38:33 PM »
Makes so much sense- they don't have to put anyone over!
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« Reply #271 on: March 13, 2019, 08:28:47 AM »
A fan-made three-player Final Fight "30th Anniversary" mod is in development!



There's a Double Dragon mod with Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior from Superstars instead of Billy and Jimmy



One of the many Streets of Rage 2 ROM hacks puts WWF guys in it.  It's pretty fun.

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« Reply #272 on: March 13, 2019, 11:46:31 AM »
Yiiikes Rise of the Dragon conversion is rough. Must be because they took those airbrushed backgrounds then converted to 256 color MCGA, then had to knock THOSE down to 64 colors of the Sega CD. Don't envy that job.


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« Reply #274 on: March 13, 2019, 01:51:12 PM »
What are some must play pc games that are available on gog and steam? Doesn't matter the genre. I've never played Icewind Dale 1 and 2. How are they and how do they compare to BG?
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« Reply #275 on: March 13, 2019, 05:46:34 PM »
Icewind Dale games are more combat-focused than quest-focused like BG. As for PC games you need to play:

-Ultima 7 & 8
-Wizardry 7 & 8
-Deus Ex
-Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
-Neverwinter Night 2: Complete
-Anachronox
-Planescape: Torment
-Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
-System Shock 2
-Underrail
-Legend of Grimrock 1 & 2
-Septerra Core
-King's Bounty: The Legend
-Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
-Star Wars: Tie Fighter
-Giants: Citizen Kabuto
-Cannon Fodder
-Curse of Monkey Island
-realMyst: Masterpiece Edition
-Quest for Glory 1-5
-The Longest Journey
-The Dig
-Sam & Max: Hit the Road
-King's Quest Collection
-Space Quest Collection
-Starship Titanic
-Normality
-Little Big Adventure
-Another World
-Flashback
-Bad Mojo
-Realms of the Haunting
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« Reply #276 on: March 13, 2019, 05:51:42 PM »
Games on that list Iíve played:

- Ultima VII
- planescape
- system shock 2
- vamp bloodlines tm
- curse of monkey island (still waiting for hd port)
- the longest journey
- Sam and max hit the road
- another world
- flashback
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« Reply #277 on: March 13, 2019, 06:41:56 PM »
Icewind Dale games are more combat-focused than quest-focused like BG. As for PC games you need to play:

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Some objections:

Skip Neverwinter Nights' main campaign. It's boring and takes forever. Just read a synopsis, then jump into expansions.

Neverwinter Nights 2's main campaign is slow to start and quite forgettable, so I suggest you read a synopsis here as well and jump straight into Mask of the Betrayer.

Septerra Core has boooring combat and way too much of it.

Little Big Adventure controls horribly.

Watch Supergreatfriend's LP of Realms of the Haunting instead of playing it yourself.

Don't maul me, Rumbro.

Adding:
Thief series (2>1, 3 optional, reboot maybe?)
Gothic (2>1, 3 is a mess and optional, 4 is a sham)
Knights of the Old Republic 2 (only with fan patch)
Doom/s (including 3, which is a fine game)
FTL
Fallout (F2 optional, because bloated and meandering)
Quake (main quest, then Arcane Dimensions fan map pack)
Grim Fandango (remaster)
Sid Meier's Pirates! (the most recent version)
Full Throttle (remaster; very short, start with this maybe?)
Crysis (until it goes linear)
STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl (and/or Call of Pripyat)
MDK
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« Reply #278 on: March 13, 2019, 06:46:02 PM »
Already played Thief games
Grim Fandango is one of my faves
Kotor 2
Fallout
Full throttle
mdk

Also no offense but you historically have no patience for slow burn games but I love a slow burn so :yeshrug
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« Reply #279 on: March 13, 2019, 06:49:58 PM »
I don't mind the slow burn when it actually culminates into something. Neither Neverwinter's main campaigns do. :larry

Don't say I didn't warn you. :bolo
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« Reply #280 on: March 13, 2019, 07:48:09 PM »
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« Reply #281 on: March 13, 2019, 08:48:16 PM »
I finally got to play Knuckles Chaotix on the 32x. What an underwhelming experience.. The 32x-enhanced effects are really cool but the gameplay is super convulted and bizzare.  It feels like a kludge of different concepts all mashed together. I'm really not feeling it at all. Everything seems to be able the chaining concept and.. uh thats it? You get to choose who your partner is and they seem to have all sorts of different skills,

Maybe it gets better later in the game but it's quite a letdown. Damn. It looked so interesting back in the days.

edit: I was expecting a sonic style platformer, but I got a strange The Lost Viking style puzzle with Knuckles and his furry bait friends

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« Reply #282 on: March 13, 2019, 09:09:10 PM »
Knuckles Chaotix was crap, yeah.  Why it couldn't have been just a straight Sonic platformer with the extra 32X effects and stuff is beyond me.
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« Reply #283 on: March 14, 2019, 05:44:17 AM »
Is the combat good in IWD?
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« Reply #284 on: March 14, 2019, 09:54:36 AM »
Howís the crawling and resource management? Those are separate from combat but only slightly.
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« Reply #285 on: March 15, 2019, 03:53:34 PM »
Hey, this is kinda neat.  Might try this with an older laptop.  Easy way to make a good emu/streaming box!

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« Reply #286 on: March 16, 2019, 01:16:31 PM »
I've never played the Knights of The Old Republic games, and despite not really being a Star Wars fan, I'm sometimes drawn to reading wikis or feeling like I should play some of the games. Do they even still run on anything today?


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« Reply #288 on: March 16, 2019, 02:33:50 PM »
What about ones on freer websites :doge

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« Reply #289 on: March 16, 2019, 05:10:47 PM »
I finally got to play Knuckles Chaotix on the 32x. What an underwhelming experience.. The 32x-enhanced effects are really cool but the gameplay is super convulted and bizzare.  It feels like a kludge of different concepts all mashed together. I'm really not feeling it at all. Everything seems to be able the chaining concept and.. uh thats it? You get to choose who your partner is and they seem to have all sorts of different skills,

Maybe it gets better later in the game but it's quite a letdown. Damn. It looked so interesting back in the days.

edit: I was expecting a sonic style platformer, but I got a strange The Lost Viking style puzzle with Knuckles and his furry bait friends

the game feels to me like someone opened a Sonic level editor and slapped shit around at random. half-pipes, loop the loops, and floating platforms all over the place with no sense of progression. add to that the way you play levels in a random order (why?) and that you can get stuck with troll partners for entire levels (WHY??) and you end up with an extremely unenjoyable and forgettable game.

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« Reply #290 on: March 16, 2019, 09:29:05 PM »
What about ones on freer websites :doge
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Whatever is still available right now will probably be on the most recent version already. Gotta compare version numbers, I guess. Steamdb and Gogdb will help with that.
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« Reply #291 on: May 07, 2019, 10:18:20 AM »
Sold two of the rare older Saturn titles I've had sitting around and decided to use the money to buy an Alpha-Cade bartop unit.



These guys are local, so I can save on shipping and will go drive down to pick it up when it's ready.  Saves $70 on shipping, which is good because I may need to buy another TV to use with it, and the recommended model is $60 at Best Buy.

Will probably put my RetroPie inside for now, but I do have an older, mostly unused ASUS Windows 8 tablet lying around that also might be perfect for this, assuming it will fit inside.  What's nice about these units is that the back allows for easy access, so I should also be able to hook my laptop up to it if I want to try some modern arcade gaming for stuff like SFV, SC6, DOA6, MK11, etc. 
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« Reply #292 on: May 07, 2019, 10:37:00 AM »
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Anyways, if anyone is interested in retro game creation / demaking, here's a project that piqued my interest:

https://www.gbstudio.dev

It's a visual editor like Contstruct / RPG Maker, but for GameBoy ROMs -- ones you can write to a cart and play on real hardware. 🤩
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« Reply #293 on: May 07, 2019, 04:32:10 PM »
Sold two of the rare older Saturn titles I've had sitting around

Which ones?
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« Reply #294 on: May 07, 2019, 09:34:17 PM »
Went down to the RecRoom Masters shop to pick up the cab after work.  Was kind of surreal- the entrance was lined up with old (restored?) cabs from the 80s and then some of their own units.  Nothing was on though (not even the lights, lol).  The dude there was super-hyped and excitedly pointed out that they were in the process of putting together a replica Konami X-Men cab for someone.  There was a giant side decal being printed out.  Pretty cool!  And then they proceeded to give me the wrong size cab, which would have been a loss for them since it was a bigger unit, lol.  The boss came out and got me the right one, then proceeded to tell me how he had to fire someone earlier for constantly shipping out the wrong cabs to people.  Glad I drove out there now.

Sold two of the rare older Saturn titles I've had sitting around

Which ones?

Sega Ages and Elevator Action Returns.
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« Reply #295 on: May 08, 2019, 10:57:05 AM »
Unless you want them for collecting purposes, I suppose it makes sense to sell arcade ports that can be emulated perfectly. Elevator Action Returns was one of the last Saturn games I bought, after I had pretty much everything else I wanted (never got Sega Ages).

Crazy how expensive Saturn (and most other retro) games are now.
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« Reply #296 on: May 08, 2019, 01:16:30 PM »
Went down to the RecRoom Masters shop to pick up the cab after work.  Was kind of surreal- the entrance was lined up with old (restored?) cabs from the 80s and then some of their own units.  Nothing was on though (not even the lights, lol).  The dude there was super-hyped and excitedly pointed out that they were in the process of putting together a replica Konami X-Men cab for someone.  There was a giant side decal being printed out.  Pretty cool!  And then they proceeded to give me the wrong size cab, which would have been a loss for them since it was a bigger unit, lol.  The boss came out and got me the right one, then proceeded to tell me how he had to fire someone earlier for constantly shipping out the wrong cabs to people.  Glad I drove out there now.

Sold two of the rare older Saturn titles I've had sitting around

Which ones?

Sega Ages and Elevator Action Returns.

I genuinely hope this is a game about elevators and elevator operators.

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« Reply #297 on: May 08, 2019, 01:41:07 PM »
Oh come on, you seriously have never heard of Elevator Action (Taito arcade game, 1983)?

I think we need a school of video games that teaches the history of the genre.
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« Reply #298 on: May 08, 2019, 05:51:04 PM »
Please elevate your empathy for people born after the early 1970s  :(

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« Reply #299 on: May 08, 2019, 09:28:44 PM »
Please elevate your empathy for people born after the early 1970s  :(

You are in the retro game thread.

Git gud.