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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by merman » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:07 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Tempest 2000, Jaguar.

I had a hankering for a Jag in the early days as I was really into my ST, but then Sony started showing pre-release stuff for PS1 during its development. Since there weren't enough games that I really wanted, I passed on the Jag.

I'd never really bothered about Tempest 2k at that point, but then I went to the Game On exhibition when it was up in Edinburgh/Glasgow (I forget where). I played Tempest 2k and was hooked. Gamestation had one in their window shortly after so I snapped it up. It sits in the spare room with Tempest permanently in its slot. It doesn't look like much to a casual observer, but it plays so well.
Absolutely this, and a similar experience. I played T2K at a couple of retro events, and wanted to have it at home.

You could also argue that the main reason I got a 360 was Rock Band, and I'm hovering over the buy button to upgrade to the Xbox One for a similar reason...
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by Rayne » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:07 am

Xbox 360 - Halo 3
PS3 - Eye of Judgement
2nd Xbox 360 - Halo 4
Xbox 1 - Rare Replay

Every other system I've owned has been either impulse purchased or bought to play a variety of titles, not one specific game in mind.
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:25 am

Are you all buying these systems 'for one game' with a mind that there are others out there you might fancy, or will be released later though?

My Jag was literally for Tempest 2K. I didn't really expect to be buying any others. That I have a couple of other games for it is more accident than design, with AvP being bundled when I bought it and Power Drive Rally being a charity shop find.
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by batman877 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:20 am

The main reason I bought an XBOX ONE was for 'Rare Replay' - although it came with the fantastic Halo Collection which was a bonus.

Every multi-format game I purchase on my PS4.
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by davyK » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:46 am

360 for Mushihimesama Futari

PS2 for RType Final (and Gradius V)

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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by rocky1980 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:48 am

Dreamcast for soul calibur
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:16 pm

When I saw Mario 64, I HAD to have a N64. I had no interest in one before that, but having seen it demo-ing in HMV, I HAD to have one.

Also bought a PC when Monkey Island 3 game out.
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by STranger81 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:47 pm

Xbox - Halo.
Xbox 360 - Skate.
N64 - Goldeneye.

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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by big mean bunny » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:11 pm

I got an Amiga CD32 purely for Alien Breed Tower assault. A friend in the street of ours had a brother nearly twice our age that lived on the other side of the estate. During the summer hols he used to lend us all sorts of what to a 12-15 year olds were amazing censored and one summer he lent his Amiga CD32. He had any film you wanted on vhs and loads and loads of gaming stuff, but I remember sleeping at my mates and us playing Alien Breed for hours and hours. Both felt ill the next day as had been up stupidly late.

As soon as I got a chance though I got an Amiga CD32 just for Tower assault.
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by Mayhem » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:33 pm

Like a few mentions already, I was really just getting a Jaguar + RGB scart cable + rotary controller for T2K. Debating whether to keep currently!
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by dste » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:50 pm

Dreamcast for Crazy Taxi.

Loved the arcade version so when I saw it was being released for the Cast I wanted one. After that I picked up a couple of magazines and saw all the great games for it and built up a rather pleasing collection for it.
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by Hiro » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:09 pm

Yes, the last one I bought: the PS4 for Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remastered.
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by LAIS » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:46 am

I've only ever done this twice. I bought a PS3 for Infamous and Final Fantasy Versus 13. The former, I didn't like. The latter? Well, I don't need to tell you what happened with that one.

I also bought an Xbox 360 for Lost Odyssey. I just couldn't get into it.

So it's something I'll never do again...I've learned my lesson.

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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by Dave300 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:12 pm

I bought my PS2 just for Gran Turismo 3. I'd seen an advert for GT3 in a gaming mag and simply couldn't believe the 150-car count. I'd never been into driving games and back when I did actually play some of them it was like on an 8/16-bit Atari with a choice of like 3 cars. 150!? I was sold, and I wasn't disappointed! And I could not believe the graphics!
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Re: Buying a console just for one game

Post by Megamixer » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:20 pm

I remember upgrading from my GBA to the original DS a few weeks after it launched in readiness for whenever the first DS Pokemon game was released! At least I had a blast with Mario 64 DS before then. Plus, the library of RPG's turned out to be one of the best in the end.
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