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Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:53 pm
by nakamura
DreamcastRIP wrote:
shiftytigger wrote:Surely Stun runner would look nearly as good on a standard DS depicted in 3 dimensions anyway, as are most race games.
I'd say a conversion of the game would likely look okay-ish on DS or 3DS hardware. On PS Vita's OLED screen upscaled to the console's native resolution of 960x544 an arcade-perfect port of the game would look sublime.
I don't like the arcade game that much. I much prefer the Lynx game. :oops:

I Robot was a great shout!

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:26 pm
by The Laird
DreamcastRIP wrote:
shiftytigger wrote:Surely Stun runner would look nearly as good on a standard DS depicted in 3 dimensions anyway, as are most race games.
I'd say a conversion of the game would likely look okay-ish on DS or 3DS hardware. On PS Vita's OLED screen upscaled to the console's native resolution of 960x544 an arcade-perfect port of the game would look sublime.
I would MUCH rather play a 3D game in proper 3D personally, couldn't give a fig about how high the PS Vita resolution is, it won't make the 3D effect better.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:30 pm
by DreamcastRIP
The Laird wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:
shiftytigger wrote:Surely Stun runner would look nearly as good on a standard DS depicted in 3 dimensions anyway, as are most race games.
I'd say a conversion of the game would likely look okay-ish on DS or 3DS hardware. On PS Vita's OLED screen upscaled to the console's native resolution of 960x544 an arcade-perfect port of the game would look sublime.
I would MUCH rather play a 3D game in proper 3D personally, couldn't give a fig about how high the PS Vita resolution is, it won't make the 3D effect better.
Each to their own. I'd rather play the game in stunning high resolution with a silky smooth frame on PS Vita's larger screen rather than in 3D on 3DS's incredibly low res screen with its associated jaggies. I know there are some Android smartphones available with glasses-free 3D screens but without looking into the details I don't know what resolution they are. I can't imagine they'd be as low as 3DS's screen though.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:17 pm
by nakamura
Vita games are full of jaggies also.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:21 pm
by DreamcastRIP
nakamura wrote:Vita games are full of jaggies also.
Some PS Vita games are. The ones that don't display at the console's native resolution.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:22 pm
by nakamura
Which is quite a lot, surprised me. A fair few 3DS games also look amazing. Super SFIV, Resident Evil Revalations and Zelda all run with lovely anti aliasing in 2D mode.

Both machines suffer similar issues.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:30 pm
by ToxieDogg
nakamura wrote:Which is quite a lot, surprised me. A fair few 3DS games also look amazing. Super SFIV, Resident Evil Revalations and Zelda all run with lovely anti aliasing in 2D mode.

Both machines suffer similar issues.
Yep. It doesn't matter how potentially great any console is, if developers don't, won't or even can't take proper advantage of it.

Something that a lot of people would do well to think about when they automatically assume that a more powerful format will give them the best quality games.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:36 pm
by DreamcastRIP
ToxieDogg wrote:Something that a lot of people would do well to think about when they automatically assume that a more powerful format will give them the best quality games.
Do "a lot of people" do that then? Can't say I've noticed.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:45 pm
by crotea
Noticed the thread is getting quite argumentative now, this here is a happy place and if you want to rant about what handhelds are better do it over personal messages please.
These are people's own opinion on their favourite handheld.

Thank you :).

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:16 pm
by DreamcastRIP
nakamura wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:
shiftytigger wrote:Surely Stun runner would look nearly as good on a standard DS depicted in 3 dimensions anyway, as are most race games.
I'd say a conversion of the game would likely look okay-ish on DS or 3DS hardware. On PS Vita's OLED screen upscaled to the console's native resolution of 960x544 an arcade-perfect port of the game would look sublime.
I don't like the arcade game that much. I much prefer the Lynx game. :oops:

I Robot was a great shout!
When you say the arcade game do you mean the actual arcade coin-op itself or an emulated version of it?

Yep, the Lynx conversion is an absolute corker. :D

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:37 pm
by nakamura
Hmm good point. I mean the home ports on the retro collections last gen. I can't remember the actual arcade cab now.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:39 pm
by DreamcastRIP
nakamura wrote:Hmm good point. I mean the home ports on the retro collections last gen. I can't remember the actual arcade cab now.
Well the PS2 conversion (note, not a port) was a horror show so no wonder you don't like the 'arcade game'!

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:39 pm
by Flint
I adore my Gameboy Micros, yes plural, I liked my first one so much I bought a scuffed up second-hand to use the majority of the time (in case of loss, theft, flashcart draining the battery etc).

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:54 pm
by crusto
My favourite? The game gadget.

Re: Whats your favourite Handheld console?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:23 pm
by nakamura
DreamcastRIP wrote:
nakamura wrote:Hmm good point. I mean the home ports on the retro collections last gen. I can't remember the actual arcade cab now.
Well the PS2 conversion (note, not a port) was a horror show so no wonder you don't like the 'arcade game'!
Played it on mame also and still prefered the Lynx game. I am sure it was great in the cabinet though.