Retro Club Weekender

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:44 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Well I've bought a few games of recent over the Christmas period...

A great range of stuff there, Gem - nice work! Have you played the Dead Space titles before? I've dabbled with the first and enjoyed the styling and atmosphere... you've made me think about returning to it during next year!

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by Gemini73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:58 pm

jawafour wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Well I've bought a few games of recent over the Christmas period...

A great range of stuff there, Gem - nice work! Have you played the Dead Space titles before? I've dabbled with the first and enjoyed the styling and atmosphere... you've made me think about returning to it during next year!


Cheers.

I've only ever played the first Dead Space. I did read the series gets more gun-ho as it progresses, but for £1.50 each I'm not complaining.

As for the GTA titles, that wasn't planned. I was thinking about San Andreas the other day and why I didn't get on with it at the time even though I thoroughly enjoyed III and Vice City. Was in CEX and decided to grab all three.

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by kerr9000 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:02 pm

I grabbed Red Ninja: End of Honor for the original Xbox with its case but missing its Manual for 50pence today.

I also grabbed Mission Impossible for N64 complete for £2... I already have a boxed copy of this and probably a loose cart as well but for £2 why the heck not I thought, its not in great condition box wise but it could be a lot worse.

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by Abacus » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:56 am

Been playing Streets of Rage from the Switch version of the Megadrive classic collection tonight. Happy New Year to me! But, also to the possibily overly patient other half, who actually whooped most of the enemies on my behalf and then cacklingly threw me all over the place, whilst pretending it was an accident.

NB, that Megadrive collection is such an excellent stack of games for whatever console, but I do think it fits the Switch so well - playing Columns or Sonic on the train, or just simple 2-player co-op on a few of them.

Anyway, on Streets of Rage ... so, she'd never played it before, and loved it. I also remember, many years before, playing Double Dragon with my brother for hours, and beating those terrible gangsters into next week.

But where do you get that co-op fun now? It's totally died off. And yet I think it's one of the best ways to get people into playing games in the first place!

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by Green Gecko » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:42 pm

I have Streets of Rage 1 CIB in really good condition so I play through it from time to time, still haven't beaten it though. It's frustratingly easy to accidentally spam the special move button and waste that but also most the bosses are really cheesy, the worst probably being the firebreathing ones.

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by Abacus » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:06 pm

To be totally honest, for me it was probably mainly a nostalgia rush for a style of gaming you rarely get any more, and for her mainly a good way to batter someone with a pipe.

But I loved the simplicity and it's been a while since I've enjoyed a game as much; though I think single player wouldn't have had quite the same thrill, since it's partly about you and A.N. Other taking on impossible odds.

But yes, those fire breathing gits are a nightmare - I still don't know how to avoid them without taking damage - so they should probably take a long hard look at themselves.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:34 am

Picked up a few niche PS3 titles this week

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by kerr9000 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:18 am

never heard of folklore before so I just read up on it a bit, it looks intresting.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:23 am

kerr9000 wrote:never heard of folklore before so I just read up on it a bit, it looks intresting.



A few sites have qualified Folkore as one of those underrated titles. I was aware of the game, but have never played it. You don't tend to see it outside of online retailers, so seeing a copy in CEX I decided to buy. Hopefully I can give it a whirl sometime over the weekend.

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by kerr9000 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:40 am

reading up on it it kind of appeals to me because apparently the game was originally going to be called Monster Kingdom Unknown Realms, and was going to be connected to the PSP title Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner, apart from Jewel Summoner didnt sell very well never even got a European release, I own Jewel Summoner and really liked it so that kinda makes me think I should keep an eye open for this. Weird isent it when names get changed and you dont realise that something is or at least at one point was going to be a part of something else.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 am

I know very little about Monster Kingdom, but now you've brought Folklore's original concept to my attention I'm even more curious to play it. A few more rounds of GT6 and I'll fire Folklore up.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Sandy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:52 pm

I got Folklore when it came out but never actually got round to playing it...I always intend to go back to it. I played the demo and enjoyed it.

El Shaddai has a weird follow up game on the Switch called The Lost Child which is nothing like El Shaddai itself. It's a first person dungeon crawler like the old Windows 95 maze screen saver.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Dangerblade » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:54 pm

Folklore is an awesome game.

El Shaddai is stylish as strawberry float but I never particularly enjoyed the gameplay.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:38 pm

Started Folklore.

I finished the prologue with Ellen and like that I can now choose to carry on with her in chapter 1, or go through the prologue with the occult journalist, Keats. I'm guessing this theme will carry on throughout.

Gameplay is pretty standard, but enjoyable enough. Whilst I like the visuals I'm not a huge fan of the pseudo-animated comic strip that moves the dialogue and story forward, but it may grow on me as the tale unfolds.


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