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by killbot
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: FFVII Poll
Replies: 36
Views: 1646

Whoops. I accidentally put 'never played it' because I read the title as Final Fantasy XII. FFVII was absolutely awesome, with a scope that dwarfs even many modern games. To be fair to those who don't like it, it isn't that great of a game , although the battles are more strategic than they're often...
by killbot
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the PSP choking?
Replies: 34
Views: 2205

My local Gamestation have quietly moved the PSP upstairs with the retro stuff, indicating that they think it's death is imminent. There just aren't enough good games available. Loco Roco is good, Patapon is okay... I suppose the GTA games aren't bad but who the hell wants to play GTA on the bus? Han...
by killbot
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Space Hulk on the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation
Replies: 19
Views: 1139

The Saturn version is phenominal. A brilliant mix of FPS and RTS. You start the game as a grunt and initially it plays much like any FPS. After a few missions you're promoted and put in charge of a team at which point it becomes way more strategic. Very much a forerunner of the tactical squad-based ...
by killbot
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: It's OFFICIAL - Gamestation is $#!t
Replies: 170
Views: 10857

If anyone is interested the Nottingham branch still has a reasonable selection of retro stuff - although it is dwindling fast. There's a lot of PSone and N64 stuff, quite a large Saturn selection and a load of loose SNES carts (including Super Castlevania IV). They also have a few titles for the Meg...
by killbot
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari ST vs Amiga - total sales figure ?
Replies: 62
Views: 3818

The Amiga was launched not long after the ST, but prior to the release of the game-centric A500 model the Amiga was marketed (and priced) as a business machine (much as the C64 had been before it). So the ST did get an early lead but when the A500 did come out it immediately deposed the ST as the co...
by killbot
Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Intellivision: how much?
Replies: 9
Views: 449

They wanted £35.

I didn't buy it.
by killbot
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24183
Views: 482301

Lunar Knights on DS (about 80% done)
Advance Wars on DS (only just started)
Zelda: Links Awakening in Game Boy (just got past the bit with the monkeys)
by killbot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The legacy of European 8 bit Game Design
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Well, X3 has better graphics...I liked Privateer a lot, but it's true that few, if any, space trading games can stand up to Elite. Frontier was a very good sequel and it added realistic physics. We are still waiting for Elite 4, but I doubt it will be coming any time soon, or at all. The problem wi...
by killbot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The legacy of European 8 bit Game Design
Replies: 8
Views: 438

But like Elite, this is a tiny minority. The amazing thing about Elite is that it has genuinely never been improved on. A lot of the big name UK games of the 80s and 90s (Manic Miner, Sensible Soccer), whilst they were exceptional at the time, have since been totally superceded. Elite I still don't...
by killbot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great Cover, Cr@p Game!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 3125

It's not so important that it's a deal breaker, but I do take notice. For example if I see a certain game on the shelf and there are copies for both the Megadrive and SNES, I'll usually take whichever has the nicer box art (providing they're not the same, obviously) unless there's a discernable diff...
by killbot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amiga CD32, Atari Jaguar or 3DO - Which did you choose?
Replies: 31
Views: 1422

A little OT I suppose but what do people think of the Jaguar controller? They have a reputation for being so bad they're borderline-unusable, but I always thought they were pretty comfy. Maybe I just have big hands or something, because I also liked the Saturn analogue controller, the Dreamcast pad ...
by killbot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The legacy of European 8 bit Game Design
Replies: 8
Views: 438

The problem, if you can call it that, with UK game design was that it was all based around churning out cheap and cheerful games put together by bedroom coders for the early 80s micros. Some of the stuff they did was amazing (Elite, Manic Miner) but it was always obvious that the industry would move...
by killbot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31830
Views: 752780

This week?

Advance Wars Dual Strike (DS)
Panzer Dragoon Zwei (Saturn)
Freedom Force 1&2 (PC)
Sonic Adventure DX (Gamecube)
Combat, Haunted House and Tennis (2600)
by killbot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amiga CD32, Atari Jaguar or 3DO - Which did you choose?
Replies: 31
Views: 1422

I remember in 94/95 desperately wanting a Jaguar for reasons that escape me totally now. Luckily I ended up with a Saturn for Christmas. Having played some of the games on the Jag my brother bought a few years ago I think I got off very lightly. 3DO I remember never being that fussed about. It just ...
by killbot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First year stats, PS1, PS2 + PS3
Replies: 72
Views: 2093

Hate to come across as an 'anti Sony fanboy' again, but I know someone that's bricked a PSP. Admittedly he's hardly an electronics genius, but surely the very definition of 'idiot proof' is that he shouldn't have to be? In the interests of balance I also know two people who have successfully modded ...