What unlockables excited you most?

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by Met » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:18 pm

Yeah, I'll be trying all of them and hitting Random a fair few times when I want to wind down. But it still feels like having to unlock the bishop in chess.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by Gemini73 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:22 pm

The Doom Spoon wrote:A 13 year old pubescent me getting kicks out of unlocking the skater chick wearing a bikini in THPS 4...


I was much older than 13 and still got a kick out of that. :slol:

But yes I agree with unlocking characters in fighting games. Made it my mission to unlock every character in Tekken 4 which I did! Took so many damn hours but I got there... And then a couple days later my save corrupted and I lost it all. At least 1 of my controller got up close and personal with the wall as a result.


Yep I really miss unlocking characters, alternate costumes and arenas in fighting games. There are a few exceptions kicking around, but they're few and far between and even then the best stuff is usually locked behind a pay wall.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by chanticleer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:31 pm

Getting all the Chaos Emeralds in Sonic Two in order to become Super Sonic.

Read this in a magazine when I was eight. Didn't know what 'becoming Super Sonic' really meant, so thought I'd gone wrong when nothing happened. I remember excitedly screaming at the TV when it actually happened. Fun times.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by Frank » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:32 pm

Balladeer wrote:Wholeheartedly disagree. Or at least I would have done, before Ultimate, when unlocking new characters and stages was one of the most thrilling aspects of the game for a solo player. I’m less sure now that they’ve all been revealed before launch, but it’ll still be nice to have a marker of progress.

And hey: with 70-odd characters, it would be a right shame if you only played with a couple! Link seems to have changed a lot, give him a go.


I was always a little annoyed with the character unlocking on Mario Kart 8. You'd finish a cup, unlock a character, and it'd be Lemmy or Roy or another of the Koopalings rather than anyone you cared about or wanted. Was good to have them all unlocked from the start in DX.

I think having to unlock ~66 characters in Ultimate might get a bit irritating. Would've been better to have a larger initial roster.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by rinks » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:49 pm

Nibble wrote:Chastity belts.

Came here to post this, so I'll just applaud you instead.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by Pedz » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:20 pm

Frank wrote:
Balladeer wrote:Wholeheartedly disagree. Or at least I would have done, before Ultimate, when unlocking new characters and stages was one of the most thrilling aspects of the game for a solo player. I’m less sure now that they’ve all been revealed before launch, but it’ll still be nice to have a marker of progress.

And hey: with 70-odd characters, it would be a right shame if you only played with a couple! Link seems to have changed a lot, give him a go.


I was always a little annoyed with the character unlocking on Mario Kart 8. You'd finish a cup, unlock a character, and it'd be Lemmy or Roy or another of the Koopalings rather than anyone you cared about or wanted. Was good to have them all unlocked from the start in DX.

I think having to unlock ~66 characters in Ultimate might get a bit irritating. Would've been better to have a larger initial roster.


I actually like getting the Koopalings and Iggy is who use. Though it would have been cool to have more characters. Though not another baby/metal.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by Ad7 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:53 am

In older racing games where there were only a handfull of tracks and cars, unlocking a mirror version of a course and a new car was always a thrill.

Now you have to buy that as DLC.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by Green Gecko » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:10 am

Got a say smash characters as well right back to 64. It's probably the fan service nature of the game but also how mist of the fighters are fundamentally different and have so much nostalgia attached to them, they add quite a lot to the game and change how you play. Same for the stages.

It actually makes me want to go back and unlock characters in Smash Melee because my save corrupted.

Cars in racing games as well for the same reason.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by jawafour » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:08 am

Ridge Racer springs to mind. It was great fun shooting the invaders in the Galaga loader in order to gain access to additional cars.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by jawafour » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:17 am

Oh! I just remembered my favourite!

Unlocking the cheese spaceship in Novagen's Mercenary. This game was a vector graphic (wire frame) space adventure from 1985; think of Elite but on a single planet that you could explore. Anyway, in one location there was a large piece of cheese (a wire framed wedge) that you could pick up and... wonder what it was for. It was amazing to discover that you could board it and use it as a super-fast ship :lol: . Brilliant stuff!

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by Wedgie » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:56 pm

The handcannon in RE4 was the last true unlockable for me. The only way to get it is to complete the mercs section with all characters scoring max rank in each level.

Then played the game twice over again to get enough credits to upgrade it to gain the infinite ammo.

Before that it was GoldenEye and Perfect Dark on the n64. Unlockable cheats and secret levels. Bliss.

You don’t see that in games nowadays.

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PostRe: What unlockables excited you most?
by Preezy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:43 pm

When the bridges opened in GTA3 and Vice City, so you could then explore more of the map. So exciting.


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