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by Misery
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS Vita vs 3DS
Replies: 139
Views: 3934

Re: PS Vita vs 3DS

But still, in all honesty, I think the phones/tablets/whatever have already won. Not a chance, the "battle" is still going on, seeing as sales of handhelds are hitting millions still. I reckon all three platforms (Nintendo, Sony and phone) will all exist in balance with each other eventually, each ...
by Misery
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS Vita vs 3DS
Replies: 139
Views: 3934

Re: PS Vita vs 3DS

Neither. iOS/Android smartphones will beat them both. However, at least Sony is showing some forward thinking by integrating PlayStation Suite into PlayStation Vita. Nintendo however... This. And I side with this one, specifically after having had an iPad for a year.... having done more than enough...
by Misery
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Has the motion control bubble burst?
Replies: 135
Views: 2088

Re: Has the motion control bubble burst?

To be honest, I dont think the motion control bubble ever even quite got formed properly. Now, I *really* hate Nintendo, so I'm a bit biased against the Wii itself, but for motion controls overall.... among all three consoles.... I cant remember ever seeing a single motion game that I didnt think wa...
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Why Reviews no longer matter.
Replies: 253
Views: 5327

Re: Why Reviews no longer matter.

Remember a magazine is a commercial business - they have to put inside what sells. Most magazines now rely more on how interesting their features are rather than reviews. There are a fair few people into more diverse games, but not enough to sell magazines. That's just a truth of the market unfortu...
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given an xbox360
Replies: 50
Views: 1345

Re: Just been given an xbox360

To be honest with you, none of the jap shmups will cost more than a standard uk release; don't really understand where people get the idea that jap shmups are expensive for 360; yeah the lt ed's are, but that's the same as UK games. I dunno, maybe I'm just being picky! haha It's mostly because of t...
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Has the 3DS turned the corner?
Replies: 436
Views: 8904

Re: Has the 3DS turned the corner?

The thing about the 3DS is it's actually a DS2. Not that anyone would think that, given the focus on its "weak" 3D effect. What I mean is the leap in graphical power between them both is remarkable. Once Devs start pushing out software that doesn't exclusively need the 3D effect as a selling point ...
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Why Reviews no longer matter.
Replies: 253
Views: 5327

Re: Why Reviews no longer matter.

@misery: Websites that cater for the wider market will review big releases first and foremost and review/talk about what's popular in this market. If you want 'interesting' and niche games perhaps you are viewing the wrong websites? Or not looking past the home page as ign for example have further ...
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24025
Views: 468319

Re: What are you currently playing?

Spent a buncha time with Satazius on Steam here. Superb shmup. And a nice change of pace for me, I've not played a classic "hori with walls" style shmup in awhile.... too many danmakus. WAY too many.
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Why Reviews no longer matter.
Replies: 253
Views: 5327

Re: Why Reviews no longer matter.

they'll then PRAISE THE HECK outta other series that ALSO barely change. Street Fighter, anyone? Street Fighter has changed massively from the very first game to the current game. The choice of characters and mechanics alone, between the games, are vastly different. The only thIng that has remained...
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Why Reviews no longer matter.
Replies: 253
Views: 5327

Re: Why Reviews no longer matter.

Every now and then I run across a reviewer that really knows their stuff about gaming AS A WHOLE instead of just triple-A stuff.... Mark from Classic Game Room, for instance, if anyone here has seen his excellent vids on Youtube... but those reviewers are rare as heck these days. I do love Classic ...
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Has the 3DS turned the corner?
Replies: 436
Views: 8904

Re: Has the 3DS turned the corner?

I'd be interested to see if the 3DS really does get anywhere. It seemed to have... a very rocky start. The fact that they did that huge price drop REALLY quickly suggested desperation on their part. But then, it IS a system ENTIRELY devoted to what is, in the end, a mere gimmick. One which, I should...
by Misery
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given an xbox360
Replies: 50
Views: 1345

Re: Just been given an xbox360

Mootown wrote:^ you can get the pal version of dodonpachi for about a tenner

Huh, that's news to me. But then I dont keep track of most retail releases very well.

Did they offer the Black Label / Ketsupachi as DLC for that version? I ended up having to get it in disc form myself.
by Misery
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given an xbox360
Replies: 50
Views: 1345

Re: Just been given an xbox360

Shooting Games - Mushihimesama Futari, Dodonpachi Ressurection, Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun, Strania, Galaga Legions, Deathsmiles. I KNEW there'd be others on this forum that cared about these beyond just me... I like this place already. To the OP though, be warned that the first 2 on that list WILL...
by Misery
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Why Reviews no longer matter.
Replies: 253
Views: 5327

Re: Why Reviews no longer matter.

Battlefield 3 Modern Warfare 3 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Diablo 3 Rage Duke Nukem Forever Uncharted 3 Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Batman: Arkham City. Saints Row 3 The list goes on and on. Let's face it, on the list above you have already decided regardless of what Review s...
by Misery
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: Deathsmiles IIX - Jap 360
Replies: 13
Views: 2844

Re: Deathsmiles IIX - Jap 360 *High Score Challenge*

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IIX mode, 5,193,800,049, Extra Stage Boss, Lei



Good to see others on here that play things like this.