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the_hawk wrote:I rarely completed a game in the 80s when I had the better hand-eye coordination & all the time in the World, so it's unlikely that I'll start now!
Exactly this .... I find that my co-ordination is worse now than it used to be.
Doesn't stop me having a good blast on a few retro titles though.
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Do I sit and play all the way through retro?
Yes I do as I buy a game to play it, eventually. Like most people on here I have a vast backlog but all games from retro to modern I buy to play and complete.
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A lot of what we call retro isn't like that though; the early 80s were full of games that were cyclical and couldn't be finished, and some of my favourites are of that nature.
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It all depends on whether I can be bothered or not at the time. But I don't tend to play much retro stuff anymore.
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Spector wrote:A lot of what we call retro isn't like that though; the early 80s were full of games that were cyclical and couldn't be finished, and some of my favourites are of that nature.
In those cases, I usually look upon 'finished' as having cycled through all the level variations, topped the high score table, or beaten some specific challenge (e.g. get to level 25, or score more than one million points, cycle the game on one life etc).
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I tend not to finish many games. I buy/have bought far too many anyway. I get opportunity paralysis or I get distracted by something else. The games I finish are usually my old favourites (Zeldas, Resident Evil, Broken Sword, Super Metroid, Lylat Wars etc), which I've completed over and over again. This is not helping matters, of course, and I tend to do this with music, films, and books too; returning to what is comfortable and familiar instead of risking my valuable time on an unknown quantity. I've got 'systems' in place to encourage me to play through more games to the end though. On bordersdown, I have a thread where I play through N64 games in order of release, which really helps avoid the problem of having too many titles to choose from. So far I've finished all the games I've started on the N64. Recently I've been playing a lot of GBA games, and I've also been updating a thread with reviews of each one, which really gives me a 'real world' incentive to finish each title. I've been limiting myself to playing only 2 games simultaneously (usually an action game and an RPG or something like that) so I don't get behind on anything (which is usually the reason I'll stop playing something). This has helped me clear some games I've had waiting in my collection for over 10 years! In the last couple of months I've beaten Minish Cap, Pokemon Pinball Ruby and Sapphire, Onimusha Tactics, Wario Ware Twisted, Monkey Ball Jr, and Racing Gears Advance, which is more games than I've beaten in quite a long time (other than on the N64).
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I always aim to. If I don't think I'll get around to playing something or ever wanting to complete it then I'll either just sell it or not buy it in the first place.
Retro is a state of mind, and cares not for your puny concepts like dates and calendars.
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id complete retro games if i was good enough ;_;7
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Depends on the game, some games I played back in the 80's on the CPC are still impossible to this day (Fantastic Voyage, I'm looking at you) but I've been going back and completing some NES games recently.
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Its crazy i have so many retro games i like but i rarely have seen later levels/or completed them.
What i tend to do now is to play them on MAME, obviously use tons of coins (where you can) and carry on till i complete them. Saw the later levels of Golden Axe for the first time (inspired by the Golden Axe article).
Started trying to complete Mario Bros (NES) and that turned out to be quite tricky ! Saved at lots of points on an emulator but even so i'm surprised how tough that game is.
Never going to complete games such as Knight Lore or Jet Set Willy though
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It depends on whether I'm enjoying the game. I won't slog through a game if it feels more like work than fun. If I enjoy it, though, I'll usualyy try to finish a game, regardless of how old it is.
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I just play them until I'm bored and as the fancy takes me. I don't feel compelled to complete any game, sometimes I actually feel a bit disappointed when I do as then that's it for me.
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