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  1. General Retro Discussion

    Dreamcast version is supposed to be the best out of the two of them.
  2. General Retro Discussion

    It's hard to say. I've been reading impressions from those who are playing it and many don't like the filter that they've used on the characters and there seems to be audio issues on the first game. Nothing major but it may be noticable. In terms of the best version, the general consensus is that the Saturn version is still the king. I was reading that the fan translation is nearly done and you can play all of the first disc and most of the second. Too much of a faff on for me but I appreciate the effort that's gone into it. I think if you just want to experience the games without digging out any old consoles then the HD collection seems fine for what it sets out to do. I mean, people said that the PS4 version of Symphony of the Night had issues but I didn't notice a single thing wrong with it when I played it. I suppose it depends how sensitive you are to such things. Sadly, you may be waiting a while for a retail version, if one even comes out at all. They were asked about making a physical copy of the game and said they have zero plans for it.
  3. Indie World Presentation on 19/08/19

    To be honest I'd be happy with just more of the same, which is surprising given my dislike of cats.
  4. General Retro Discussion

    Gotta say, I'm pretty disappointed in Jonny making that Grandia video. By all accounts reviewers didn't get codes for the game until pretty much launch day, which is why there were no reviews kicking about for the game and only impressions. Coupled with the fact that Jonny has a job, and how fast he put together and released the video, there's simply no way he completed or even put a significant amount of time into one of the games, never mind both of them. It's not really a review of the collection at all but more a nostalgia video about why he likes the original game. I mean he doesn't explain the battle system, story or even things like the audio issues that this version has. I'm pretty sad that he's done this video (probably for clicks) as I didn't think he was that type of YouTuber. Shame.
  5. Gutted it's out in September. There's too many games coming out already without trying to factor in this masterpiece! I'll work it out somehow because I need to be day 1 with this game. The achievements have been revealed and thankfully there's no wacky ones or level 1 runs needed. It looks pretty straight forward and the ones that do look a little difficult are things I've done before on my previous runs on the original PlayStation version.
  6. Sega announced this morning that a new Mario & Sonic olympics game will be heading to the Switch later to this year. Good to see that this is on the way. I often felt these games got overlooked as cheap cash-ins when actually they had loads of content and were a great celebration of both franchises.
  7. Indie World Presentation on 19/08/19

    Bit of a flat presentation for me. It didn't help that the whole thing was leaked earlier in the day but given what was on offer I don't think it would have made a difference if I didn't know beforehand what was being shown. Day 1 for Cat Quest II ( loved the first game ) and Touryst, the latter of which looks absolutely delightful and charming.
  8. Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 heading to PS4

    Yup. It's gonna be great having them all on one console. I see you've recently played through both 0 and the first game. You played them just like I did in that you just concentrated on the story. I'm very happy that you enjoyed them both.
  9. PlayStation 4 Console Discussion

    Easily the best news to come out of Gamescom yesterday, which wasnt hard seeing as both Inside Xbox and the opening show were awful. Both Sony and Insomniac have had a very good relationship over the years and Insomniac has always found success on the PlayStation platform. It's no surprise that Sunset Overdrive bombed on the Xbox when most of Insomniacs fans were on another platform. I wonder if that IP will get another life on the PlayStation? It feels great to finally have the holy trinity of Sucker Punch, Naughty Dog and Insomniac all now officially part of the PlayStation family. Also, part of the news was that Spider-Man has sold over 13 million copies which is insane when you consider it's an exclusive and only been out a year. There's really only Nintendo that sees those kinds of numbers in such a short space of time.
  10. Astral Chain -- August 30th 2019

    Nintendo have shown off some more gameplay footage at Gamescom.
  11. Mario & Sonic at the 2020 Olympics (Switch)

    The 2D section of the E3 trailer has finally been fully revealed and it looks amazing.
  12. Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 heading to PS4

    Yakuza 3 has just dropped out of nowhere on to the PS4. A physical version of the collection is due for release early next year.
  13. Streets of Rage 4

    Weird...I thought we had a topic for this already? I guess the initial announcement was in the indie thread or something. Anyway, here's a new trailer.
  14. The Witcher 3: Complete Edition

    I'm surprised nobody already made a thread for this. Guess there's not much interest in the game on here, which is no surprise seeing as most people have already played it on other consoles/PC. Anyway, here are the details. From ERA...
  15. The Jimquisition Thread

    I figured I would start this thread seeing as a few of us keep posting his vids in various other topics. This is something I've been saying for a while now. The GaaS model can't be sustained if every single publisher is going to make their games that way. People only have so much time and money and trying to keep up with all of these types of games would be an impossible task. I look at the indie market thriving (especially on the Switch) and it's no wonder they are doing so well. Most of those games are short but fulfilling experiences that don't waste players time. With them being short games and being games that are complete, the player gets a sense of satisfaction from them because they are actually able to finish them and then move on to something else. Things like this is why I hate the GaaS model. I want a complete game on day 1 that I know I can finish. I don't want unlockables or extra content added down the line in an effort get me to play the game again. If the game is good then I will replay it over and over. Resident Evil 2 was a recent example of this. I was a big fan of what Jim said during the end about him talking negatively all the time. He'll keep talking about these things until they go away because the big sites (like IGN and popular YouTubers) are in the pockets of publishers and are sure as hell not going to want to touch these kinds of stories in case they ruffle the feathers of said publishers. I mean, the whole THQ fiasco and the lack of coverage from gaming sites and YouTube outlets just goes to show that they have no interest in fighting the good fight.
  16. I figured I would create this for those who are looking to play online. This will stop invites and session times getting lost in the main thread.
  17. Coming 19th September 2019, the new mini console will feature save states, have 40 games installed and can be bought with one or two controllers (USB). Best news of all is M2 has been helping to create this. 10 games have been announced already. @Dcubed looks like you will finally get to play Castlevania Bloodlines because that was one of the 10 games that was shown!
  18. Pokémon Go! (Android/iOS)

    Pokemon GO (iOS and Android ) Probably the most excited i've been for a Pokemon game in years.
  19. MGS V: Phantom Pain

    Looked for a Phantom Pain topic but only for a Ground Zeroes one in the search. Any Mod feel free to merge this in if there is one kicking about. The music...the trailer. Hideo you beautiful SOB. E3 has arrived.
  20. Sega Ages (Summer M2)

    Over 15 classic Sega titles will be released on the Switch eShop starting in the Summer. M2, who also done the 3DS classic Sega games, will be handling this.
  21. God of War (PS4)

    Fantastic stuff!
  22. Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Guerrilla Games showed off their new IP at the Sony Conference. Impressive stuff.
  23. Skyward Sword got the number 1 position? Yeah, I stand by my earlier comment..