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by JamesC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Club RG
Topic: Super Castlevania - It's not for me
Replies: 9
Views: 855

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: 293

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: 945

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: 945

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: 945

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: 8532

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: 325

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: 8532

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: 1695

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: 24029
Views: 469634

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: 1566

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: 5891

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.
by JamesC
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 4 officially announced!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1128

Re: Streets of Rage 4 officially announced!!!

Really glad that Streets of Rage has been remembered and I'm sure it will play well if the Wonderboy remake is anything to go by.
I have to say though, I'm not crazy about the art style. It looks too manga inspired - too cartoony - where the original games had a grittier, 80s action movie feel.
by JamesC
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 43
Views: 1419

Re: The first games you completed.

Bruce Lee on the ZX Spectrum. That game was dead easy to complete though, I just used to go round and round completing and starting again. Great game! I wasn't much of a 'completer' generally - something new would come along and I'd start on that. Later on I completed Super Mario Bros. on my NES and...
by JamesC
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 10000

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

I'm a Spectrum Next backer and I think the way the campaign's run has been exemplary. There have been quite a few delays but communication has been excellent - there have been regular emails explaining exactly what's happening. In fact, confidence in the product is so high that if backers get cold f...