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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Lotus » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:12 pm

Preezy wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:a load of retro games

How are you playing all of these? I would love to go back and play some of the classic Megadrive games of my youth, but I find emulation a bit daunting :oops:

Something like 'Gens' (Megadrive emulator) is a piece of piss. Almost couldn't be easier to use.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Preezy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:18 pm

Lotus wrote:
Preezy wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:a load of retro games

How are you playing all of these? I would love to go back and play some of the classic Megadrive games of my youth, but I find emulation a bit daunting :oops:

Something like 'Gens' (Megadrive emulator) is a piece of piss. Almost couldn't be easier to use.

I will check that out, cheers Lotus :toot:
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Pedz » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:57 pm

I use Kega Fusion, it lets you play Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive, 32x and Mega CD games.

What I really want is a Saturn emulator. But they're gooseberry fool.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:08 pm

Preezy wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:a load of retro games

How are you playing all of these? I would love to go back and play some of the classic Megadrive games of my youth, but I find emulation a bit daunting :oops:


An emulator called Fusion. It's so simple to use and emulates almost every SG-1000, Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive, Mega CD and 32X game nigh on perfectly. Individual games can be downloaded in seconds or you can download complete collections in one archive which obviously take a little longer.

Emulating cartridge based systems is simple, although you'll need to "acquire" a copy of the Mega CD BIOS from each territory if you want to play those games which isn't too hard.

If you want to emulate say PlayStation for example it get's a little more complicated as you'll not only need the BIOS files but you also need plugins for graphics and sound which can be fiddly and it's often a case of just finding what works best with your system.

You can even get software that let's you use a DualShock 3 or 4 with your computer and there's a really easy to use program called Lunar IPS that allows you to apply patches to games.

Pedz wrote:I use Kega Fusion, it lets you play Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive, 32x and Mega CD games.

What I really want is a Saturn emulator. But they're gooseberry fool.


Hasn't Saturn only just been cracked very recently? Give it time and I reckon a decent emulator will come along.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Preezy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:09 pm

Sweet, thanks for all that I will definitely be getting on the emulator scene and washing myself in glorious nostalgia juices before long :datass: :toot: :wub:
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:08 pm

No problem, while I doubt I'd get away with telling you where to source games from other than dumping ROMs yourself I'm sure there's a popular search engine out there that'll point you in the right direction :shifty:
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Fade » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:37 pm

Hyper Light Drifter:

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by Pedz » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:02 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:No problem, while I doubt I'd get away with telling you where to source games from other than dumping ROMs yourself I'm sure there's a popular search engine out there that'll point you in the right direction :shifty:



There's probably a paradise for emulators or something.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Brerlappin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:52 pm

Pedz wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:No problem, while I doubt I'd get away with telling you where to source games from other than dumping ROMs yourself I'm sure there's a popular search engine out there that'll point you in the right direction :shifty:



There's probably a paradise for emulators or something.


An Emu Paradise, if you will
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:20 pm

If only such a place existed, oh well a man can dream.
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by Fade » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:56 pm

Brerlappin wrote:An Emu Paradise, if you will

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Cuttooth » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:34 pm

ADR1FT - 3/10

Take a walking simulator, completely slow movement down to a crawl, make the player do one thing four times in a row, and remove any semblance of an interesting, coherent story; you've got yourself the most forgettable pointless game in quite a few years.

The sense of initial helplessness in a space disaster that's carried over from Gravity is neat for ten minutes but the fact you never have to actually worry about your oxygen levels throughout makes the threat completely tedious in comparison.

It looks great, especially outside the station, and I imagine those initial ten to fifteen minutes of tension must be amazing in VR, but beyond that a giant waste of three hours.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Fruits Punch Samurai » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:08 pm

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap 8/10 Rushed through this back in 2004 due to hearing that the European version of the game was a bit glitchy, making 100% impossible. Playing it through again, I realise this was an exaggeration and only needed to be aware of one trade that could scuff things up. Loved the Kin Stone trading and tightly packed world this time round.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror 6/10 It's pretty, it's fun, but the world feels more like a series of random rooms rather than something carefully constructed. Makes for a fairly confusing experience at times.

Cooking Mama World: Babysitting Mama 4/10 Bought this as a laugh for my partner, but sat through most of it anyway. Repetitive, and a little (very) embarrassing to play, even if it was with my partner. Don't shake the baby.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:44 am

In a way it is impossible to 100% Minish Cap. I think you were meant to able to make houses for all three Oracles but it's only possible to make two.

I've been quite busy today,

Tiny Toon Adventures on Mega Drive. Excellent platform game. It doesn't look quite as good as Buster Busts Loose on SNES but I think it is a more enjoyable game overall. 8/10

Altered Beast on Mega Drive. In a word, gooseberry fool. Up there with Last Battle and Sword of Sodan as one of the worst games I've played on the system. If the whole thing wasn't so sluggish they could have made a decent game out of this.
5/10

Ghouls 'n Ghosts on Mega Drive. A fun but frustrating platformer. I've never really liked the jumping mechanic in this series and having to finish the game twice to get the ending is a nuisance.
7/10
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Squinty » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:57 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I've been quite busy today,

Tiny Toon Adventures on Mega Drive. Excellent platform game. It doesn't look quite as good as Buster Busts Loose on SNES but I think it is a more enjoyable game overall. 8/10


This is a fantastic game that I completely forgot about. Stuck a lot of time into this when I was younger.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Jordan UK » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:33 pm

Dead Rising 4 (Xbox One) [6]

+Seeing thousands of zombies pour at you can still be quite a thrill.
+Irreverent, silly approach can be entertaining.
+Christmas atmosphere works well. I liked the Mall and Old Town settings in the game.
+LOVED all of the nods to previous Capcom games - I can quite happily spend a few hours mulching zombies dressed as Zangief or Bionic Commando!

-Buggy with events failing to trigger, zombies dropping in from the sky.
-Environment (outside of the mall and old town) is needlessly sprawling and empty. Reminds of N64-era games, vast empty space with little of interest.
-Generally felt a little rushed with all of the with identical safe houses, survivors and psychos.
-Combat could have been refined since '3'. It's too easy for the large part. I think the designers need to put their heads together and create a game where the player's power scales up so that the zombies are at least initially scary. It's still quite a power trip to smack around hundreds of zombies but with no real danger they can just be a barrier in the way of where you want to go.
-Evolved zombies are skittish and frustrating to put down with the spongy controls.
-Vehicle controls have such massive oversteer they aren't fun.
-Using the camera to find clues in the environment is over-used and can take too much time.
-Multiplayer seems tacked-on and could have really benefitted from a storyline of its own.
-Generally a poorer game than '3'.
-Very few memorable moments. The removal / watering-down of the 'Psychos' was a bad decision.

Came away feeling slightly disappointed with this. Dead Rising is fun when it's polished, plays smoothly and has a gentle challenge. This is still silly and entertaining with its irreverence but was clearly rushed out to make the Christmas period. They would have done better by keeping this in the can and refining it a little more.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Trelliz » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:16 pm

Mass Effect 3 - PC

Mass Effect was a blind-spot for me for a long time, my only real knowledge coming from the bizarre knee-jerk reactions by uninformed morality wardens complaining that it was a space orgy game, and later with this that the ending was uniformly terrible and the subsequent backlash forced Bioware to expand the ending in response.

Having seen it all through myself I somewhat agree with the criticisms over the latter, even with the expanded endings in place. On the one hand I liked the broadly Lovecraftian overtones - people trying to reach beyond the stars and finding that we are not the biggest or most important thing in the universe, that there are more vast, ancient and otherwise ambivalent entities and systems which barely recognise our existence at all. The game spends so long building up this world, forcing you to make choices and seeing the consequences of those choices, that when you get to choose how to deal with the Reapers it feels like a bit of a cop-out. I guess the important thing is the relationships you build along the way, and even the brief glimpses of how your party and friends turned out in the end is a reward in itself. I personally went for the Synthesis ending but watched the other two on YouTube just to see how they turned out. It was a relief to have antagonists motivated by something other than "I'm going to take over the world!", however I guess The Illusive Man played that role in a secondary fashion.

Technically the game was a bit of a mess, despite making movement more flexible and reintroducing weapon modding in a more reserved manner compared to ME1. At one point I had to use a save editor to un-break a side mission and in several cases the mission text and UI were completely unhelpful; in ME2 each mission was broken down in the journal, showing you progress, what people had said and where to go next. In this a lot of that information was missing or completely incorrect, I was asked to get a part for the Normandy but in the shop which sold it it was under a completely different name.

Also I cannot omit how grotesquely ME3 forces you to play multiplayer to improve the end of the game by multiplying your war assets by your "galactic readiness" level. Fortunately it still has an active multiplayer community, but even then the blind-purchase crates you buy with real money or in-game credits rubbed me the wrong way even more considering its just a wave-based horde mode.

I'm glad to have experienced the story of Shepherd and friends without the multi-year wait between releases and am therefore less pissed than the die-hard fans at the time but it still left me a bit disappointed.

7/10
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Lotus » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:46 pm

Trelliz wrote:Mass Effect 3 - PC

Mass Effect was a blind-spot for me for a long time, my only real knowledge coming from the bizarre knee-jerk reactions by uninformed morality wardens complaining that it was a space orgy game, and later with this that the ending was uniformly terrible and the subsequent backlash forced Bioware to expand the ending in response.

Having seen it all through myself I somewhat agree with the criticisms over the latter, even with the expanded endings in place. On the one hand I liked the broadly Lovecraftian overtones - people trying to reach beyond the stars and finding that we are not the biggest or most important thing in the universe, that there are more vast, ancient and otherwise ambivalent entities and systems which barely recognise our existence at all. The game spends so long building up this world, forcing you to make choices and seeing the consequences of those choices, that when you get to choose how to deal with the Reapers it feels like a bit of a cop-out. I guess the important thing is the relationships you build along the way, and even the brief glimpses of how your party and friends turned out in the end is a reward in itself. I personally went for the Synthesis ending but watched the other two on YouTube just to see how they turned out. It was a relief to have antagonists motivated by something other than "I'm going to take over the world!", however I guess The Illusive Man played that role in a secondary fashion.

Technically the game was a bit of a mess, despite making movement more flexible and reintroducing weapon modding in a more reserved manner compared to ME1. At one point I had to use a save editor to un-break a side mission and in several cases the mission text and UI were completely unhelpful; in ME2 each mission was broken down in the journal, showing you progress, what people had said and where to go next. In this a lot of that information was missing or completely incorrect, I was asked to get a part for the Normandy but in the shop which sold it it was under a completely different name.

Also I cannot omit how grotesquely ME3 forces you to play multiplayer to improve the end of the game by multiplying your war assets by your "galactic readiness" level. Fortunately it still has an active multiplayer community, but even then the blind-purchase crates you buy with real money or in-game credits rubbed me the wrong way even more considering its just a wave-based horde mode.

I'm glad to have experienced the story of Shepherd and friends without the multi-year wait between releases and am therefore less pissed than the die-hard fans at the time but it still left me a bit disappointed.

7/10

As someone who didn't play the multiplayer, but can vaguely remember the 'galactic readiness' thing from the single player, how does it work? From memory you could improve your galactic readiness in the single player, but in the end it didn't really make any difference, given the points you've mentioned about the endings. Does the multiplayer ask you to work towards that - and even pay money - to improve it, even though it ultimately means nothing?
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Trelliz » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:17 pm

Lotus wrote:As someone who didn't play the multiplayer, but can vaguely remember the 'galactic readiness' thing from the single player, how does it work? From memory you could improve your galactic readiness in the single player, but in the end it didn't really make any difference, given the points you've mentioned about the endings. Does the multiplayer ask you to work towards that - and even pay money - to improve it, even though it ultimately means nothing?


Your war assets were multiplied by your galactic readiness to get the final result - you could have 5000 war assets but if your readiness was still at 50% that would only end up at 2500. They patched it soon after launch to lower the required amount so that if you were diligent in doing side missions and didn't do any multiplayer you could still get the "best" ending. Its still a completely egregious system from the previous peak of EA's hubris.
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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:59 pm

The Addams Family on Mega Drive. This is a pretty good platform game. It has an almost open world feel to it as while there are set objectives you need to complete to finish the game you are free to tackle the levels in any order and there are a lot of hidden rooms to find and even side quests of a sort to increase your health.

7/10

The Chaos Engine on Mega Drive. This started out really good but I feel began outstaying it's welcome by the end as it is very repetitive. Also the end boss was ridiculous, I found it nigh impossible to avoid his attacks and think my success was purely down to how many lives I had accumulated.

6/10
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