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by mrmessy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer issue 177
Replies: 94
Views: 4276

Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

I am very surprised to see the NES so high on the list, given that the voters would be largely UK based. I never knew of a single person who owned a NES back in the day, but I knew of about 10 people who owned Atari STs, for example - yet the Atari ST didn't even make the top 30! This seems quite st...
by mrmessy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer issue 177
Replies: 94
Views: 4276

Re: Retro Gamer issue 177

where was the poll conducted i never saw that? Right here . With the forum (and mag) being predominantly British, there was no way the Apple 2 was going to feature heavily. Too expensive, too niche, a thing you'd maybe see at school, and if you were lucky you'd play some ropey edutainment title. Th...
by mrmessy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Controversial gaming opinions
Replies: 25
Views: 1106

Re: Controversial gaming opinions

A friend of mine at the time showed me FFVII on his PlayStation, probably expecting me to be amazed. After watching him play it for a while, I formed two opinions which I still hold today: 1. Turn based combat in an RPG, on video game system that is capable of real-time combat, is ridiculous and cr...
by mrmessy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Controversial gaming opinions
Replies: 25
Views: 1106

Re: Controversial gaming opinions

A friend of mine at the time showed me FFVII on his PlayStation, probably expecting me to be amazed. After watching him play it for a while, I formed two opinions which I still hold today: 1. Turn based combat in an RPG, on video game system that is capable of real-time combat, is ridiculous and cra...
by mrmessy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.
Replies: 33
Views: 1465

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

paranoid marvin wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:33 am
4.Green Bert (Speccy)
Brother of Red Sonya, of course.
by mrmessy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.
Replies: 33
Views: 1465

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

1. Elite - quite an obvious choice but one I'm sure many would consider. This is a strange one. I loved Elite at the time and played it for many hours on the Spectrum. Everything about it seemed amazing at the time; the box, the poster, the manual. And the Spectrum version was a pretty good convers...
by mrmessy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Star Wars thread
Replies: 317
Views: 11843

Re: The Star Wars thread

There seem to be quite a few people in general (hardcore SW fans?) really hating TLJ, which I find quite odd. I would suggest, despite it's arguable flaws, that The Last Jedi is still leagues ahead of episodes 1-3 in terms of dialogue, script, likeable characters and overall Star Warsy-ness. Episode...
by mrmessy
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Star Wars thread
Replies: 317
Views: 11843

Re: The Star Wars thread

I thought TLJ was pretty good but I preferred The Force Awakens. I also thought Rogue One was ace!

Watched Episode 2 again the other day. Now there's a turd!
by mrmessy
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gaming elements that annoy you.
Replies: 36
Views: 1572

Re: Gaming elements that annoy you.

For me it is probably the constantly respawning enemies that infested many 8-but and 16-bit games.
by mrmessy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Arcade Games with Unforgiving Controls
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: Classic Arcade Games with Unforgiving Controls

I agree that Defender is right pain to play with the original controls. However, I somehow managed to set the controls for it in MAME so that pushing left thrusts left and pushing right thrusts right - making it just like Dropzone to play. Much more fun this way! Especially when using a good arcade...
by mrmessy
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Arcade Games with Unforgiving Controls
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: Classic Arcade Games with Unforgiving Controls

I agree that Defender is right pain to play with the original controls. However, I somehow managed to set the controls for it in MAME so that pushing left thrusts left and pushing right thrusts right - making it just like Dropzone to play. Much more fun this way! Especially when using a good arcade ...
by mrmessy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Arcade Games with Unforgiving Controls
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Classic Arcade Games with Unforgiving Controls

I was playing Burger Time on MAME on an Xbox recently which I quite enjoy. However, it seems the controls are quite unforgiving on this game, assuming I was not playing on a broken version of the game. For example, when you are ascending or descending a ladder and you want to get off at a particular...
by mrmessy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Game Of The Year?
Replies: 23
Views: 873

Re: Your Game Of The Year?

Horizon Zero Dawn for me. Hats off to Guerrilla Games. Simply amazing!
by mrmessy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24108
Views: 477839

Re: What are you currently playing?

sscott wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:47 am
A slight break from Rocket League and played Nex Machina. You can see some call backs to Resogun. Joyful twin stick shooter but my 43 yr old reflexes not always up to the job!
You have just mentioned three of my favourite games there! You clearly have excellent taste. And a PS4.
by mrmessy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24108
Views: 477839

Re: What are you currently playing?

I have been playing Horizon Zero Dawn whenever I get time, since May. Along with the Frozen Wilds DLC, I have spent over 107 hours on it so far and I still have quite a bit still to do! Whoever said it was only 40 hours and 15 hours to complete must have been in one hell of a rush (or talking crap)....