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by JamesC
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Happy Christmas!!
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Happy Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!
by JamesC
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?
Replies: 36
Views: 1442

Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

I think if current games are still being published for a console in physical form it can't be retro. So the Wii isn't yet retro and neither is the PS3. Once the Fifas and Just Dances stop the consoles can begin their gradual slide towards retro.
by JamesC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Ninja Series
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Best Ninja Series

We all know ninjas are ace - but which ninjas are ace-est? Ninjas chop stuff, slice stuff, hide in the shadows, chuck stars and - most importantly - never talk about brexit. But which games translate the Ninja experience better than any other? I’ve included all Ninja series I can think of but surely...
by JamesC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Club RG
Topic: Super Castlevania - It's not for me
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Super Castlevania - It's not for me

I've always found SC IV to be disappointingly slow and boring. It's not that I mind the linear gameplay - I don't demand 'Metroidvania' style exploring and exploration - the game just doesn't get the adrenaline pumping. My favourite Castlevania is probably New Generation/Bloodlines. A controversial ...
by JamesC
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New Consoles
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: New Consoles

Games take so much time to develop, it feels like the current gen has only really just hit its stride.
If new consoles are launched in 2020 I very much doubt I'll be buying anything day one. It'll more likely be 2022 before a decent software library is available (and it'll probably be download only).
by JamesC
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where did you get yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: Where did you get yours?

I actually really liked that EB shop. In general I much preferred them to Game but they didn't do much in the way of trade ins at the time. I was a skint student so had to go for the cheapest deals. I bought the odd game though and would often pop in.
by JamesC
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where did you get yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: Where did you get yours?

Definitely the old cinema.
I don't think it was EB as that was further up in the Arndale at the same time (opposite Debenhams I think). I almost bought a Neo Geo Pocket Color in there but couldn't really afford it.
by JamesC
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where did you get yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: Where did you get yours?

My brother had a 16k ZX Spectrum which I believe was bought in The Micro Shop in Great Yarmouth. He later had it upgraded to 48k at the same place. I believe my C64 came from Comet. They used to have some pretty good deals. My NES (TMNT edition!) came from either Dixons or Comet I think. My Gameboy ...
by JamesC
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 9840

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

I think Wipeout was the game which really changed people's perceptions. Not just the game itself but even the packaging design (and by extension the graphic design of adverts etc) looked more like something from a dance music CD than a game. Add in the soundtrack which essentially amounted to a cult...
by JamesC
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Five Celebritys Id Like To See Appear In Video Games
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Five Celebritys Id Like To See Appear In Video Games

Rod Hull & Emu in Street Fighter.
by JamesC
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 9840

Re: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

I've cancelled my pre-order. Not because I don't like the line up - it's actually stronger than I was expecting. I just had a moment of clarity where I realised £89.99 could be better spent elsewhere. I wonder why they settled on including just 20 games. They could have doubled that number without t...
by JamesC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: N64 mini pix leaked
Replies: 39
Views: 1901

Re: N64 mini pix leaked

Could Rare legally re-release GoldenEye without the 007 licence and call it Secret Agent or something?
It'd lose some if its nostalgia factor but better than not having it at all.
by JamesC
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24052
Views: 474428

Re: What are you currently playing?

NFSU2 is an excellent game.
This and the 2012 Hot Pursuit are my favourites.
by JamesC
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

A Vectrex would be amazing!

Other than that I'd quite like an Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx and a Gamecube with additional Gameboy Player content.
by JamesC
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GBA Collecting
Replies: 184
Views: 6029

Re: GBA Collecting

I still find the odd GBA bargain at car boot sales. Always check boxes of PS2 or Xbox games as the GBA was around at the same time and you sometimes find GBA gems knocking about under the other stuff.