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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Thu 30 Apr 2015 - 21:08

I'm personally not a huge fan of just pointing a camera at a screen - it was fine for YouTube circa 2007, but it doesn't come across in the best light today, in my opinion. Just my two cents though! I'll check out whatever you upload if you chuck a link somewhere on the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Thu 30 Apr 2015 - 21:13

Well I need a camera for EGX anyway. So using it for everything, just makes.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Thu 30 Apr 2015 - 22:30

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I'm personally not a huge fan of just pointing a camera at a screen - it was fine for YouTube circa 2007, but it doesn't come across in the best light today, in my opinion. Just my two cents though! I'll check out whatever you upload if you chuck a link somewhere on the forum.

I'm with you there but I'll also add that it's probably fine for a short video (2 - 3 minutes long) but anything above that isn't fun to watch.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Thu 30 Apr 2015 - 22:44

Hmm if I got some spare money sometime then I might look more into capture devices.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Fri 1 May 2015 - 0:13

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JayMoyles wrote:
I'm personally not a huge fan of just pointing a camera at a screen - it was fine for YouTube circa 2007, but it doesn't come across in the best light today, in my opinion. Just my two cents though! I'll check out whatever you upload if you chuck a link somewhere on the forum.

I'm with you there but I'll also add that it's probably fine for a short video (2 - 3 minutes long) but anything above that isn't fun to watch.

Aye, that's a fair point. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Tue 5 May 2015 - 22:39

Stupid me, I caught the restore option on the touch screen which has sent me back to chapter 4 on FE where I was on 8 and about 4hrs in not 2.

So I've started the Sacred Stones instead.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Thu 21 May 2015 - 23:50

Having finally done away with Elliot Quest (more on that story later), my next game is DKC3. I want to beat it before the end of the month...
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Fri 22 May 2015 - 10:12

Hmm interesting you bring up EQ as it's not retro but is in looks and maybe feel.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sat 23 May 2015 - 9:29

Definitely! The weird thing is that it plays as if its older than DKC3... Shocked They're both fun, in their own ways, but I did enjoy Elliot Quest more than I am enjoying DKC3.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Tue 23 Jun 2015 - 0:36

I started up Metroid II: return of Samus late last night and before I knew it was 4 am, I have about 15 metroids left to seek out but I've no idea where to go next.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Tue 23 Jun 2015 - 7:39

15 left? Blimey, Jas, I've only found about three! The last time I booted it up I found a way forward and trekked through miles of the world... only to find myself back at the Gunship. Duh!
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Tue 23 Jun 2015 - 18:39

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15 left? Blimey, Jas, I've only found about three! The last time I booted it up I found a way forward and trekked through miles of the world... only to find myself back at the Gunship. Duh!

I done that last bit myself as well Laughing I did top up my health and missiles in the ship though and made my way back to the last metriod I killed and left it there, I know when you get an earthquake tremor after killing so many that opens up a path that was previously blocked by lava it's just bloody finding it.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Tue 23 Jun 2015 - 19:58

It sounds like I'll need a walkthrough, then...
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 8:58

Shenmue I, playing because of the wonder of III coming.

I've not played much of first compared to the second, that I can't remember some stuff but how does a game that came out in 1999 looks this good still especially for a 3D Realistic game.

There issues which you noticed now like character pop in / lack of draw distance along with a drop in the frame-rate when running along ohh and the controls are like Jas brought up in the Shenmue III thread (I was going to put this there and make it a general Shenmue thread instead of III) do take a while to get used to again as you want to use the analogue stick to move but nope it's a small d-pad.

But once you have it's still a excellent game and now I'm looking for Sailors.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sat 4 Jul 2015 - 16:28

I just finished Ecco the Dolphin. I've just about got over the trauma.

Don't get me wrong, I started off loving the game. Ecco himself is loveable, and isn't bogged down by the "Awesomeness" of 90s video game mascots. When you start off in the first level playing with your dolphin family, and all of a sudden said family is taken away from you, it's genuinely upsetting. And for the first few levels, it's quite satisfying zipping between the underwater passageways, dodging jellyfish, and catching up with the occasional dolphin or orca that managed to evade whatever happened - as if there's a complete social underwater civilised system.
But it gets unbearably hard, and never in a fair, structured, World 1 - World 8 way. Passages get narrower and spikier, and enemies (some of which actually have some kind of animation) become more heat-seeking missile-like. Ecco's turning circle is far too wide, and the manner in which you turn is also hard to control (i.e. a difference between turning left/right on the vertical axis, or somersaulting). Therefore you're constantly clipping into the side of things without any clear way to avoid - stopping dead near spikes essentially snookers you. Even after hours of play, it was still not clear whether Ecco or the bad guy would win the "joust" of nose-bashing. And there are a couple of out-of-the-water jumps that are nigh-impossible. I assumed I was breaking the game when I was attempting these. Nope - apparently that's the way you're supposed to go.
I had the advantage of playing this on the PS3 with save states: how any kid in the 90s persevered with having to start a level from scratch every time they coasted into an area, only to have a crab Powerpoint-slide from off screen and wipe out their health in 0.4 seconds, I don't know.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sat 4 Jul 2015 - 19:37

Hate Ecco. I never got the appeal.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sat 4 Jul 2015 - 21:53

I was never much of a fan of Ecco as I found it to hard as a kid.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sun 5 Jul 2015 - 11:07

It is too hard - unfairly so.

Also I tried to dig up any easter eggs etc. I missed - it seems like that sort of game (on one of the levels with a nigh-impossible jump, I found a secret statue that opens a warp gate to the end of the level; I thought this was the "proper" route originally). So, drugs and dolphin sex, apparently.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sun 5 Jul 2015 - 22:30

Ugh, it's an absolute chore of a game. Ecco The Dolphin is right down there with Altered Beast and Super Thunder Blade in the 'Mega Drive Games That Are Fondly Remembered By Stupid Americans But Are Actually All Sorts Of Arse' genre of games.

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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sun 5 Jul 2015 - 22:30

Ugh, it's an absolute chore of a game. Ecco The Dolphin is right down there with Altered Beast and Super Thunder Blade in the 'Mega Drive Games That Are Fondly Remembered By Stupid Americans But Are Actually All Sorts Of Arse' genre of games.

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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Tue 7 Jul 2015 - 12:36

I really want Mischief Makers to come the VC on Wii U,

I hope to have a session with the DC when my bundle of games I bought turn up.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Wed 8 Jul 2015 - 11:02

Speaking of DC, I was browsing the Xbox 360's Arcade area last night and downloaded the demo to Jet Set Radio. So many memories! It was just the tutorial and the first level, but I forget how simple it is to pick up. I've also been playing Crazy Taxi with my 3 year old; setting the time limit to 10 minutes and watching her tear up the city is hilarious. Again, such a simple concept and one that she picked up quickly. Saying that, the 360 version is definitely inferior to the Dreamcast original - the buttons aren't as responsive (for doing the drifts and boosts) and the lack of Offspring is a huge detriment to the "craziness".

Has anybody played Crazy Taxi 3 on Xbox? Adored the first two but never played that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Wed 8 Jul 2015 - 11:43

I played 3 for a bit , I remember it having night sections as well. It was okay but it's the sort of game that the original was so good how do you improve on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sat 11 Jul 2015 - 17:11

I get the impression it was more of the same - I played the demo of CT3 and it even felt like a "more of the same" sequel; sort of soul-less, like you were supposed to have swapped the game out with the original. I'm not explaining myself here.


After Ecco the mothereffing dolphin, the next proper attempt at Sega reconciliation is Sonic the mothereffking hedgehog; currently got a save state (for time reasons, not cheaty ones!) on the last world. Actually (and prior to my initial thoughts) it's a better game than Ecco, in that the latter stages are actually remotely playable. Once you get it into your head that you're not actually supposed to whizz along like the first world suggests, and take it slowly like a 90s platformer, it's a lot better. However I'm still annoyed at the bait'n'switch of the Green Hill zone's free-slowing spectacle leading into the subsequent worlds' tiptoeing.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Retro Game You Played? What Retro Game Are You Currently Playing?   Sun 12 Jul 2015 - 11:43

I get what your saying Jim on CT3.

Which Sonic you playing Jim also what SEGA era and you looking at just Mega Drive or others as well like the DC, and how are you playing just VC or other options.
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