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Post by Mr. Pointless » Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:41 pm

majik989s wrote:All those wonderful ladies in The Guy Game. Even the 17 year old ones... you get that licence top heavy studios. Get it good, you ROCK! (maybe next time you are checking those licences look a little closer, zing!)

Oh wait, that's not shocking now, I read about that cockup ages ago. And quite the cockup it was. :?

(I heard the game was rubbish anyways)
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Post by MRMIdAS » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:07 am

Mine would probably be the WWF/WWE licence.
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Post by daverage » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:37 am

I really liked castle of illusion.
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Post by EnglishRob » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:14 pm

My favourite will have to be The Simpsons. Yeah the Space Mutants game wasn't too great but the arcade game was good. I still have fond memories of playing Krusty's Super Fun House on the Super NES.

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Post by Demonblaze » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:56 pm

My runner licence, I'm extremly homicidal (probably from playing Rockstar's games) and like off-ing innocent replicants :twisted: . On a serious note I liked Ocean's Batman Movie game (Amiga) , Konami's Simpsons arcade game, Treasure's Astroboy (GBA) and Monolith's Alien Versus Preadator 2 (PC). Excellent games in their own right that showed that licence's can be great if done by the right people.

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Post by Tapey297 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:10 am

I always had a soft spot for the Discworld games on the playstation as I felt they used the license well and retained much of the books humour.

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Post by Lorfarius » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:14 am

Theres not many license games that can actually claim to be all that good. However, Im a huge fan of Batman on the Amiga. Was the first game I ever played where you could swing freely through the air on a batarang!
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Post by batman877 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:07 pm

Most games with a licence attached turn out to be poor. The game usually doesn't need to be good as it will sell in great numbers due to the success of the name in a different media.

However, there are a few exceptions to this rule where the programmers made a good game anyway:

Batman: The Movie (1990 - various 8-bit/16-bit)
Ghostbusters (1985 - various 8-bit)
Goldeneye (1996 - N64)
Lego Star Wars II (2006 - GC/XBOX/PS2/PC)
Robocop (1988 - various 8 bit/16 bit)
The Terminator (1992 - Megadrive)

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Post by rupert » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:20 pm

Moonwalker, such an unlikly game to actually be great makes it even better!

Also I recall playing alot of Danger Mouse on the speccy, I remember it being a strange game with abit of everything in, platformer, puzzle, driving etc.. anyone remember this?

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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:25 pm

I would add to that list a few of Ocean's 8-bit licences Total Recall , The Untouchables , Rambo II ,Frankie Goes To Hollywood ,Platoon and The Adams Familywere , although fairly formulaic , still quite good fun to play
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Post by learnedrobb » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:42 pm

Hudson Hawk on the humble old Speccy. Crap film, great game.
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Post by Get_in_Gear » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:07 am

I'd have to go with Batman, if only because of the trio of excellent games on the Speccy.
Didn't Crash give them all exactly the same score?
Can't fault 'em for that - three very different games, all equally enjoyable.
Ocean were just so slick during that period.

And, although there have been some duffers over the years, you have to doff your cap to the Star Wars franchise.
From the old arcade cabinet through to Battlefront and Lego Star Wars, via the Super Star Wars games on the Snes, there have been some quality titles...
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Post by kiniki » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:55 am

Blade Runner on the PC.

I had never seen the film and one of my grandparents got me the game for Xmas... So I immediately watched the film so that the game would make sense...

Then once I got the game running I was completely bowled over. The graphics were sublime, the locations were spot on, the overall feel of the game was just right...

In fact I think I might have to re-install it tonight and see how it plays... Damn I miss you Blade Runner.

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Post by LoneGunman » Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:00 pm

Tough one as most license tie-ins end up being a very poor relation to the movie or whatever.

There are tho some obvious exceptions such as Goldeneye on the N64 (as mentioned already).

However, I foundly remember some classics from the speccy such as View To A Kill and Cobra. Also some arcades games like Robocop are in with a shout too.

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Post by ecstaticax2 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:26 am

Ghostbusters, ever and forever. David Crane is the best.

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