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by Sephiroth81
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

They can get away with it so do it. The fact is though that its easy money for them, and a distraction for the lack of new ideas and software on the system. All you've taken away from my points is "they do because they can"? You've still not explained why a game should cost less because of the pass...
by Sephiroth81
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I don't lap it up though. I haven't bought any of the Wii U ports, yet. But just because I don't think it's worth me re-buying the ports at this point, doesn't mean I think it's unethical to charge full price for some refined ports of quality Wii U games that are still fairly comparable to new Swit...
by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

You've missed my point. I meant last gen games, on any of last gen's systems, were sold at what was considered 'full price', and it was accepted as fair that devs could aim to sell as many copies at full price as they could. Why would this stop being ok when the game becomes available on new hardwa...
by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

They were literal ROM dumps though. The ones that weren't, e.g. Twilight Princess HD and Wii Sports Club, sold at full price. Which were justifiable at that price point (or at least more so), because they were significant upgrades, not relatively straightforward ports with a tiny splattering of DLC...
by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

So its frustrating more than anything, as Nintendo are capable of enhancing their older games. But they do, the ports have added content, modes and control schemes. To adapt to the Switch, yea. But its hardly revolutionary or an overhaul. Again, not warranting full price IMO. These Wii U ports are ...
by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GBA Collecting
Replies: 184
Views: 6210

Re: GBA Collecting

Yeah, when so many fake carts flood the market, don't buy into it. Just get a flashcart, works perfectly.
by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

The GTA V argument is a really poor and very misguided one when you not only factor in the massive improvements to the actual game but also the huge amount of DLC they have released completely for free off the back of it. Well, sure, but it's a deliberately extreme example to counter the argument t...
by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I just think that these Wii U ports at full price shouldn't be something to celebrate given how little dev work has occurred, and I speak as a life-long Nintendo fanboy, so don't feel guilty for criticising this practice! :D But haven't ports had more dev work than the game not ported? Lets say a d...
by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

You can't tell exactly, but you can tell when a software company is taking the censored. Capcom were the masters at it with the Street Fighter 2 series, although at least with "Turbo", "Super" etc they were somewhat of an upgrade....plus cartridges were hugely expensive to manufacture. Yeah, cartri...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 2624

Re: Which Dreamcast?

Hydro Thunder - big daft boat racing game. Early release so no 60Hz in PAL - best to import and use a boot disc I thought this for some time davyk, but you can easily boot a PAL copy of Hydro Thunder into 480p VGA mode with the VGA boot trick (where you switch it from TV mode, on the adaptor, over ...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

That's what I don't get about some retro gamers though, you'd expect them of all people would be of the mindset that an old game they haven't played before is a new game, and the age of a game doesn't matter. They say they really value old games, then say they shouldn't cost as much as the supposed...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Then don't buy them again if they're not worth it. If you do then you are telling Nintendo you value the games at the price they are charging. I think it is in their interest to lower the prices to encourage those of us who already bought them to double dip, but a) if we're still prepared to pay fu...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1848
Views: 58453

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I suggested games like Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2, Xenoblade 2: Torna (effectively a brand new game), Mario & Rabbids, Mario Tennis Aces, Fire Emblem Warriors, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Captain Toad, Octopath Traveller, Kirby, Arms, the upcoming Mario Party, and he just said he doesn't like RPGs, d...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 97
Views: 6643

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday September 16th

For me, the question is a non-starter, but it appears not for some other people, so here is your chance to argue your case. Come on from tomorrow (sunday) at 9pm and tell us which decade was better. The link is in my signature as always. I hope to see you then. And needless to say, if you argue tha...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31900
Views: 758317

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

The Laird wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:58 am
I would never mod my original Lynx, but I have spare one with a faulty screen that I'm going to get done. It extends the battery life massively apparently.
Definitely looks worth doing then, and from videos i've watched, the screen really looks super crisp, bright and vibrant.