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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Seven » Sat May 05, 2012 1:07 am

Maybe not so retro, but I've been playing good ol' Diablo II :wub:

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by suzzopher » Sat May 05, 2012 9:10 am

I found a copy of Fire Pro Wrestling on GBA at a car boot sale the other week. So I have been rinsing the gooseberry fool out of that.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Qikz » Sat May 05, 2012 9:52 am

Seven wrote:Maybe not so retro, but I've been playing good ol' Diablo II :wub:

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Diablo 2 is retro, it's like what 12 years old now? If the GCN is classed as retro so should Diablo II :P

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Spindash » Sat May 05, 2012 11:25 am

Hello retro fans.

Bought Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath last week but haven't got round to starting it yet. I got it when it first came out but didn't get very far, for some reason.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by kommissarboris » Sat May 05, 2012 4:35 pm

the Diablos are a set of games i've never played :fp:

always wanted too, but never got round to it.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Seven » Sat May 05, 2012 4:48 pm

StayDead wrote:
Diablo 2 is retro, it's like what 12 years old now? If the GCN is classed as retro so should Diablo II :P


Then you get people who reclaim GC isn't retro. I agree with you though. Funny how Diablo II is 12 years old game yet is very playable to this day.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Gemini73 » Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 pm

Bought Galleon for £0.01. Okay, £2.04 including postage. I always thought that even though it could have done with perhaps a bit more polish it was such an underrated game at the time. Had a quick hour while tea was cooking and I'm surprised how well it stands up today and in fact would say it's far better than I remember, although the controls are a tad wonky and take a bit of getting used to.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by lex-man » Sun May 06, 2012 11:07 pm

kommissarboris wrote:the Diablos are a set of games i've never played :fp:

always wanted too, but never got round to it.


I had Diablo 1 and was put off from buying any more as it got really tedious near the end. You just went down and down and down.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Seven » Sun May 06, 2012 11:18 pm

Diablo 2's more variety as you have more than one setting; instead of going down and down you actually are thrown into variety of environments to explore - obviously, there's dungeons but nowhere like Diablo 1, most are just 2 or 3 floors for you to explore before going outside again.

I'd say give Diablo 1 a miss; and go onto Diablo 2. But if you have good patience then Diablo 1 might be worth a look.

Someone gave me alot of free stuff in Diablo 2 :o Now my MFSorc has 400% MF :datass:

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by TheTurnipKing » Mon May 07, 2012 8:21 am

Seven wrote:
StayDead wrote:
Diablo 2 is retro, it's like what 12 years old now? If the GCN is classed as retro so should Diablo II :P


Then you get people who reclaim GC isn't retro. I agree with you though. Funny how Diablo II is 12 years old game yet is very playable to this day.

Easily favourite PC game, ever.

The GC is in kind of a wierd place, since 99% of it's games were perfectly playable on a Wii up until very recently. (I believe the latest revision of the Wii finally does away with the legacy ports and suchlike required to natively support GC games?)

So while the HARDWARE is undeniably retro, it's software wasn't, quite yet.

Though by that logic, very little PC software could be considered retro.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Quantum Name » Mon May 07, 2012 11:37 am

TheTurnipKing wrote:(I believe the latest revision of the Wii finally does away with the legacy ports and suchlike required to natively support GC games?)


Do you mean the latest hardware (i.e. the new ones being sold as part of the cheapo console bundles etc.) or the latest software update? Cos if it's the latter I'm not going to install it...

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by Rik » Mon May 07, 2012 11:38 am

Dan. wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote:(I believe the latest revision of the Wii finally does away with the legacy ports and suchlike required to natively support GC games?)


Do you mean the latest hardware (i.e. the new ones being sold as part of the cheapo console bundles etc.) or the latest software update? Cos if it's the latter I'm not going to install it...


Latest hardware, they took out the GC ports.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Gemini73 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:11 pm

Rik wrote:
Dan. wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote:(I believe the latest revision of the Wii finally does away with the legacy ports and suchlike required to natively support GC games?)


Do you mean the latest hardware (i.e. the new ones being sold as part of the cheapo console bundles etc.) or the latest software update? Cos if it's the latter I'm not going to install it...


Latest hardware, they took out the GC ports.


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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Ecno » Mon May 07, 2012 3:03 pm

Just about to play some mutliplayer Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance and just ordered the second one on the PS2 off ebay.

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PostGeneral Retro Gaming Thread
by Leber03 » Mon May 07, 2012 3:12 pm

I love BG dark alliance. You can get the original for $10 at gog.com

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by HSH28 » Mon May 07, 2012 5:15 pm

Article on Eurogamer about '91 some of you might be interested in...

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012- ... story-1991

Completely glosses over the fact that Amiga was massive at that time, but still an interesting read.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by TheTurnipKing » Mon May 07, 2012 6:08 pm

Leber03 wrote:I love BG dark alliance. You can get the original for $10 at gog.com

Man, Dark Alliance and Baldurs Gate shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence.

Don't get me wrong, Dark Alliance a perfectly respectable console ARPG, but any attempt to equate the two series is just going to end in tears for somebody.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by TheTurnipKing » Mon May 07, 2012 6:09 pm

DaddyBrown wrote:
Rik wrote:
Dan. wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote:(I believe the latest revision of the Wii finally does away with the legacy ports and suchlike required to natively support GC games?)


Do you mean the latest hardware (i.e. the new ones being sold as part of the cheapo console bundles etc.) or the latest software update? Cos if it's the latter I'm not going to install it...


Latest hardware, they took out the GC ports.


I wasn't even aware of that.

Most aren't. I can't even find pictures of the cost reduced model online.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Saint of Killers » Wed May 09, 2012 11:32 am

HSH28 wrote:Article on Eurogamer about '91 some of you might be interested in...

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012- ... story-1991

Completely glosses over the fact that Amiga was massive at that time, but still an interesting read.


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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by suzzopher » Wed May 09, 2012 12:06 pm

Went on a GBA spending spree:
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