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Post by DanDare » Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:34 am

Soul Calibur* on Dreamcast.

I heard so many good things about it, and I liked the original so when I got it I was crestfallen to find it so dull and easy.

Edited to the correct version. I blame lack of sleep...
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Post by Shin_Gouki » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:47 am

The GBA. Screen was really bad and the games were pretty rubbish too.

Luckily there was a few gems which now get play on my DS, but overall I still feel ripped off.
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Post by stvd » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:52 am

DanDare wrote:Soul Calibur II on Dreamcast.
:shock: WOW!


Mine would be Jet Set Willy II.
At the time I bought it I thought I was getting a brand new game and not the original with some extra rooms. :cry:

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Post by Dudley » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:39 am

DanDare wrote:Soul Calibur II on Dreamcast.

I heard so many good things about it, and I liked the original so when I got it I was crestfallen to find it so dull and easy.
You're right, I get disappointed buying games which don't exist too.

SC2 was PS2/GC/Xbox only.
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Post by DanDare » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:50 am

Dudley wrote:
DanDare wrote:Soul Calibur II on Dreamcast.

I heard so many good things about it, and I liked the original so when I got it I was crestfallen to find it so dull and easy.
You're right, I get disappointed buying games which don't exist too.

SC2 was PS2/GC/Xbox only.
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Post by bosher » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:50 am

it isnt retro but the new sonic the hedgehog game. ive ranted on about it before, even the bloke in the shop laffed when i bought it. censored ha!
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:54 am

DanDare wrote:
Dudley wrote:
DanDare wrote:Soul Calibur II on Dreamcast.

I heard so many good things about it, and I liked the original so when I got it I was crestfallen to find it so dull and easy.
You're right, I get disappointed buying games which don't exist too.

SC2 was PS2/GC/Xbox only.
Hey nice one. You got me!

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I reckon the DC would have been more than capable of running SCII judging by the conversion of the original .

I agree it was too easy - but that's why I enjoyed it
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Post by station » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:17 pm

Syndicate Wars. I loved the original, but the second one just seemed pointless.

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Post by Darth Nuno » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:24 pm

Back in the days, I went to a friend who got Xevious for Commodore 64.
Woow... the vertical scrooling was so great as far as I remember... and the all game was really fun play, like the real arcade version :P

Well I didn't have a C64, so I got it for my ... Amstrad :arrow: What a poor game, in a small windows on the screen, and the worst vertical scrooling I ever seen :cry:
I even tried to bring it back at the shop for exchange... but they didn"t want to get it back :oops:
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Post by Lenny Nero » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:33 pm

Sorry, but nothing can beat me: Peter Beardsley's International Football for c64.
i was only a kid and i liked the screenshot on the rear of the box.
since then i've never bought a game without reading a review.

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Post by rossi46 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:51 pm

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Post by bosher » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:27 pm

Lenny Nero wrote:Sorry, but nothing can beat me: Peter Beardsley's International Football for c64.
i was only a kid and i liked the screenshot on the rear of the box.
since then i've never bought a game without reading a review.
ha i wish i done tht when i bought the new sonic the hedgehog game!! :lol:
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Post by rossi46 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:35 pm

360 Sonic has loooong and frequent loading times. And the snowboarding bit would give Ghouls 'n' Ghosts a run for it's money in the frustration department
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Post by Mighty_Zol » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:41 am

As a fan of scrolling beatemup games, I've had a few disappoinments.

Worst of all was Renegade III for the Spectrum - an otherwise great trilogy, let down very badly by a crappy 3rd installment. I still can't understand what they were thinking.

Later on, but also a huge disappointment was Fighting Force for the PS1 - from reading the first preview in Playstation Magazine, I was convinced this was a must buy game. Pre-ordered it, and when it finally arrived (after a lot of release date slippage) I skipped lectures for the day to stay home and play it. By about 3pm I was seriously doubting whether this was more fun than a double lecture in linear algebra followed by computational hydrology - it was a close call.

Most recently was Final Fight Streetwise. Despite the general bad vibe everyone had about it since it was announced, I really tried to hope for the best. While I don't think it deserved such bad reviews, it was frustrating because it could have been so much better. From playing it, it seemed like the developers started with some good ideas but lost interest half way through the game. Even worse was when I heard that the initial concept for the game, the original team behind Final Fight 1 were interested in getting together to do a 2d cel shaded game, but somehow the idea of a 3d, american made game was considered more marketable.

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:31 am

Superbowl was a huge disappointment for me. Huge american footy fan back then (still am) and it was the first major american footy game for the Speccy.

Bought it on mail order and it was delayed for agessssss, FINALLY got it and it was just dire, full of bugs and terrible, gutted.

V was another crap game, loved the TV series back then but the game was very poor.

Jet Set Willy II i didnt read the reviews or previews as i wanted it to be a surprise, all it was was the original game with extra rooms bolted on. Huge disappointment as i thought it would be a totally brand new game.

1942 was another. LOVED this game in the arcade and LOVED Elites arcade conversions back then but try as i might i thought this game was terrible and i couldnt believe Elite couldnt do a good version

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