Strider. Who's looking forward to it

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Who's looking forward to Strider

Yes
19
54%
No
4
11%
Don't Care
12
34%
 
Total votes: 35

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Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:12 am

Just for an interview we're running

The more I hear about it the more I like. It's certainly a bit drab, but there's a lot of involvement from Japan, which fills me with hope. Plus Duck Tales is rather ace.
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Post by samhain81 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:22 am

Never been a fan of the original Striders. Too glitchy to look good.

Really looking forward to Castle of Illusion Remake the most

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:23 am

Glitchy? Strider controls brilliantly!
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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:26 am

i'm not sure how to vote,i'm not excited by it but i am certainly interested in how it turns out.i like what i've seen so far.
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Post by ArchaicKoala » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:32 am

I'm very much looking forward to this!

I'm feeling confident already that this will be better than the absolutely tripe Strider 2 (Megadrive) Never has a sequel let me down has much as that did :(

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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by ncf1 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:29 am

Years ago I played MAME - every single game - and concluded Strider was the best arcade game ever, and this was before I'd picked up Retro Gamer.

So yes, I am excited, Strider is just something else in my opinion. And having said that.. I hope they DONT MUCK IT UP! :)

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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by joefish » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:39 am

I played the first one on the ST and loved it. Varied environments and precise control. I was genuinely surprised by the arcade version with its bigger sprites sloppily overlapping the scenery, sudden deaths from the screen scrolling into something deadly, and flickery explosions all over the place. It struck me as a case of Speccy Commando, where the home conversion was far more fun to play than the arcade original.

So far, 3D revamps of this sort of game (Rygar, Splatterhouse) have been quite a let-down, so no, I'm not getting my hopes up.

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Post by Black Ridge » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:44 pm

I've never really played Strider, apart from perhaps a quick blast on Capcom Classics Collection. I suppose with a new release on the way there's no time like the present to see what the fuss is about.

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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:53 pm

joefish wrote:I played the first one on the ST and loved it. Varied environments and precise control. I was genuinely surprised by the arcade version with its bigger sprites sloppily overlapping the scenery, sudden deaths from the screen scrolling into something deadly, and flickery explosions all over the place. It struck me as a case of Speccy Commando, where the home conversion was far more fun to play than the arcade original.
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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by DPrinny » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:03 pm

The new one?

Not really as the company in charge are of questionable quality

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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by snowkatt » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:25 pm

dont care to be honest
i have never been much of a fan of the original strider
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by shiftytigger » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:04 pm

I have fond memories of the Megadrive version and the fact that my mom spent so much on it (£70) that I played it to death. I still play it frequently now and it still impresses me. Even after playing so many versions of it since, I always go back to the MD one. I am looking forward to a new Strider game and hope that it retains enough of its core elements to be worthy of the name without trying to be too much like modern counterparts.
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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:08 pm

Strider is a great game, it's been long overdue an update/reboot.

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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by silvergunner » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:26 pm

What was strider 2 like on the ps1?

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Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

Post by weakboson » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:40 pm

The gameplay reveal worried me to be honest. It looks kind of sloppy with the player taking a huge number of hits but just regenerating most of it. This combined with track record of the developer make me think it's going to be another case of a classic IP outsourced to westerners inexperienced with the genre. We'll see, obviously it has potential and I want to believe, but I'm not going to be jumping on the hype train just yet.

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