Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by Megamixer » Thu May 05, 2011 3:15 pm

So they've actually got Saturn emulation down then? I thought they only re-released PC versions of Saturn games before because it was too complex a console to emulate.

Regardless of whether or not people like this game in particular, it's good news if Saturn emu for re-releases is finally sorted.
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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by Fightersmegamix » Thu May 05, 2011 3:20 pm

HD only means 720 or more, the graphics or polygon count don't have to be any better. A lot of these HD remakes look a bit sh*t, I'm not expecting much from resi 4 hd, most likely a cheap cash in, but if they're good games it sure is convenient.

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by famicom69 » Thu May 05, 2011 3:23 pm

Will play without filters, those updated graphics look like ass. Never played it, so looking forward to finally trying it at least!

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by Fred83 » Thu May 05, 2011 3:58 pm

Megamixer wrote:So they've actually got Saturn emulation down then? I thought they only re-released PC versions of Saturn games before because it was too complex a console to emulate.

Regardless of whether or not people like this game in particular, it's good news if Saturn emu for re-releases is finally sorted.
i think they are just remaking the games.But maybe your right maybe they could have cracked it.
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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by DPrinny » Thu May 05, 2011 5:18 pm

>Complaining that it will mean loads of Saturn ports.

Well at least it isnt another game hat has been ported before.

Or even worse

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by Black Tiger » Thu May 05, 2011 5:19 pm

This game has got to be in the top 5 greatest scrolling beat'em ups of all time (IMO :D ) The RPG elements, mutiple routes and a Versus to put smash bros to shame. Hopefully the filters can be turned off as the graphics are fine as they are. Fingers crossed for XBLA Panzer Dragoon Zwei, Burning Heroes, Daytona USA or Capcom's D&D side scrollers. Anyone know when Radiant Silvergun comes out on XBLA?

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by nakamura » Thu May 05, 2011 5:32 pm

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Havantgottaclue wrote:Those screenshots look a mess. They aren't new HD graphics - you can see quite clearly that it's the old graphics shoved through one of those smoothing algorithms like Scale 2x. I've used it on Advance MAME and it sounds quite good in theory but it actually ends up looking bad when you've got contrasting colours close together because basically instead of jaggy lines you get slightly smoother but very noticeably wobbly looking lines. It looks pretty shabby and to claim that they are "new" HD graphics is a joke. They would be better off just releasing it with the old graphics than trying to pass off this halfway house as something they've actually put an effort into doing when all they've done is shove the old graphics through an algorithm.
I thought a similar thing, it definitely looks ugly if those screenshots are anything to go by. You only need to look at the textures to see they've not touched them.
I agree, it looks absolutely disgusting. Pity as it was a very good game for its time.
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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu May 05, 2011 5:58 pm

Yeah I've known about this for months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Glad to see it's finally announced. Not too fussed about the visuals, unless the stupidly forget to allow you to turn off the smoothing filter. All the previous games let you choose, so this should be the same.

Amazing game. I'm going to play it on my saturn right now!!!
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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by DPrinny » Thu May 05, 2011 6:02 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Yeah I've known about this for months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Why no mention?

WHY!

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu May 05, 2011 6:05 pm

DPrinny wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Yeah I've known about this for months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Why no mention?

WHY!
Because there are embargos and my silence was bought with a history of Treasure and a making of Radiant Silvergunn ;)
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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by DPrinny » Thu May 05, 2011 6:16 pm

Not cryptic hints allowed?
Something like some old Treasured heroes go to HD

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by sg1000 » Thu May 05, 2011 8:22 pm

I never knew about this, can't wait.

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Fri May 06, 2011 3:12 am

Had Darran actually made mention of it months ago then I wouldn't have wasted £21 on the saturn version that I have hardly played.

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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by James A » Fri May 06, 2011 3:56 am

Never played this so quite looking forward to getting a go on it.

Hopefully this will be the firsy of many Saturn games to get released. Wouldn't mind seeing Panzer Dragoon Saga as well :D
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Re: Guardian Heroes coming on XBLA

Post by gmintyfresh » Fri May 06, 2011 5:01 am

It's great news that this quality beat em up is getting an XBL release because the game was made for online multiplayer. However, I really wish Treasure would resurrect the frozen spiritual sequel to Radient Silvergun and Ikaruga - Project RS3.

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