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Oh man this looks good. Right up my alley! Looks very inspired by Metroid and you will actually be able to buy it and play it on your Sega Genesis! (Or download it if that's your thing)

I will be pre-ordering this one.

https://youtu.be/HQhBgaOvHIE

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Classic Video Games / Pac-Man World
« on: July 16, 2022, 10:58:25 pm »
An underrated platformer series that I don't hear a lot of people talk about. I own all three of them. Are you a fan?

The first game is getting a remake next month, which honestly was surprising. I wasn't expecting that game to get a remake. I already have it pre-ordered. Anyone else looking forward to it?

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Modern Video Games / Nintendo Direct June 2022
« on: June 29, 2022, 10:34:40 am »
Thoughts? Reactions?

Sonic Frontiers is looking better and better, yet less and less like a Sonic game. And I'll probably check out the Pac-Man World remake, if they don't give it a full $60 price tag.

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General / Consoles/Handhelds That You Hate
« on: April 14, 2022, 06:19:45 pm »
We've had a lot of dedicated threads to consoles that we love. But what some consoles that you particularly hate...and why?

For me, it's definitely the N64. After the smash hits of the NES and SNES I just expected more from the N64. It feel like that's when Nintendo started getting less everybody focused and more kiddie-focused on some of their stuff. Only a scant few RPGs and shoot-em ups definitely didn't help things for me. And more than anything, that damn controller. I so loathe the N64 controller. The hand placement is stupid, and the thumbstick is waaayyyy too sensitive and prone to breaking. Plus no Metroid game? For shame, Nintendo.

PSP. It's not that it's a bad handheld, in fact the graphics looked magnificent for the time (for being a handheld). And the game library is great. I just really hate that so many games required that you use their stupid thumb-circle thingy, I hate that thing. (If you can't tell, comfortable controls is a must for me.)

Tiger LCD games. There are a few exceptions here. I mean Electronic Pinball can be fun in short bursts. But most of these games are complete crap. And as a kid, I fell for that cool packaging they usually had. Only to be duped by a ridiculously simple, and anything but fun game. But I could convince my mom to get me one of these once in a while, no way I was convincing her to get me a Game Boy or Game Gear.

Atari 2600. I know, it's the first really successful console. It's a HUGE part of gaming history. And I understand that, and appreciate that it paved the way for what came later. I even find the history of the console and company quite interesting. But the console itself, I just can't get into it. The games are too simple for me. The sounds that come from it are ungodly. And the joystick is stiff and hard to use.

What are yours?

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General / Games That You Want Sequels To
« on: April 13, 2022, 02:40:14 pm »
What games do you wish had sequels coming out?

The oldest game I think has long deserved a sequel is Crystalis (NES/GBC). The best action-RPG on the NES, in my book. It plays overhead and has a similar gameplay style as the original Legend of Zelda. But it has more of a story, more locations to visit, and RPG mechanics added to it.

I so want a sequel to Brutal Legend. As a metal fan, I adored that game. The easter eggs were everywhere. It had a great sense of humor. I loved the actual metal songs used as unlockables. And the open-world gameplay with the hot rod racing around was just so much fun. Admittedly the strategy elements used later in the game weren't implemented well (or even necessary), but I can overlook that considering the rest of the game and it could be something fixed (or taken out completely) in the sequel if it ever happens.

Finally, King's Field. Yeah, it had 3 releases in the U.S., so it had sequels, BUT I WANT MORE!!! Great, and unique action-RPG played from the first-person view with gameplay that focuses on swordplay, magic, and especially exploration with lots of secrets and lore to discover. Souls fans like to say it still exists in those games, but I vehemently disagree, they feel completely different to me. I do not love Souls games the same way I do King's Field.

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Site Feedback / Edits Are Messing Up
« on: April 06, 2022, 01:24:29 pm »
So I'm adding some cartridge/disc only pictures to some entries and that part is going fine. But for some reason it keeps saying I'm also submitting edits to the description or box text. I assure you, I am not. Just thought you guys might want to check out that bug.

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Off Topic / Halo Paramount+ Series Trailer
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:54:38 pm »
This looks so damn cool! I can't wait!

Unlike many comic movies, this characters and costumes look identical to their video game counterparts. It looked to have good action, and top-notch effects and budget.

Here's to hoping the final product can live up to the trailer.

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Classic Video Games / GameCube 20th Anniversary
« on: November 18, 2021, 11:03:25 am »


20 years ago the purple lunchbox launched 3 days after Xbox.

What did you think of it? It may not have been Nintendo's most successful console, but it had some generation defining games such as Metroid Prime, the phenomenal Resident Evil remake, and Legend of Zelda: Windwaker.

I have a small, but cherished GameCube collection. And the Game Boy Player attachment makes it something I always have hooked up.


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Modern Video Games / Xbox 20th Anniversary
« on: November 16, 2021, 10:59:58 am »


Xbox turns 20. The youngest of the big console gaming companies is now 20. Did anyone watch the special they did yesterday for it? About a half hour to 40 minutes long, not too long.

It was mostly memories and nostalgia for Xbox gamers. But there were a handful of interesting announcements, as well:

-A 6-part documentary series on the history and behind-the-scenes of Xbox. I'm definitely interested in this, as I'm a sucker for gaming documentaries.

-A special 20th Anniversary Edition Controller - Meh, modern controllers are expensive, I'm fine with my stock Xbox Series X controller.

-Halo: Infinite Multiplayer Beta is now live and accessible for everyone. Plus everything earned will transfer over when the official version launches.

-Over 70 new backwards compatible titles that will be playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X with enhanced graphics and FPS. This has me excited as XBox Series X's robust backwards compatibility was a big reason for me getting a Series X:

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-has-announced-over-70-new-backward-compatible-games/

Thoughts? Reactions? I know it wasn't a lot of news, but I like what little we did get.

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Classic Video Games / Happy 22nd Birthday, Sega Dreamcast!
« on: October 14, 2021, 02:21:23 pm »

Happy anniversary to the Sega Dreamcast, released 22 years ago on this day!

What was your all time favorite game on the system?

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General / The Best Metroidvanias
« on: October 14, 2021, 01:53:20 pm »

I LOVE Metroidvanias! It all began with Super Metroid on the SNES, which I still consider the top of the class in Metroidvania. I love the sense of exploration and character progression. So I decided we needed a dedicated thread to this wonderful genre of video games.

What do you consider a Metroidvania? Are you one of those that only consider 2D games Metroidvanias? Or are you open to the idea of 3D games being included, such as King's Field or the Batman Arkham games? Do Resident Evil games count since there's a lot of map unlocking and backtracking (though not much in the sense of character progression)?

What are some of your favorite Metroidvanias?

My list of favorites:

-Super Metroid
-Metroid: Zero Mission
-Metroid: Fusion
-Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
-All the GBA and DS Castlevania games
-Cave Story
-Ori and the Blind Forest (both of these games are absolutely stunning looking)
-Ori and the Will O Wisps
-Shadow Complex Remastered (damn underrated game)
-Axion Verge
-King's Field 1-3 (some of my all-time favorites, as I'm sure some of you already know)
-The Batman Arkham Trilogy
-Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

I really feel like Shovel Knight has many of the Metroidvania qualities to it, and is one helluva game, but thought it didn't count since it is a level-by-level affair.

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You won't find this in the normal Games With Gold offerings, and I have no idea how long it will last. But MX Unleashed for original Xbox is a free download on Xbox Live right now if you're a Ultimate member.

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General / Resident Evil Anime Reportedly Coming to Netflix
« on: March 22, 2021, 01:49:39 pm »
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbr.com/netflix-resident-evil-infinite-darkness-voice-cast-images/amp/

So rumors are popping up again about a Resident Evil Netflix series. We've heard rumors before, and they seemed to fizzle out.

From what I've read this time it's going to be an "anime" instead of live-action. Though the term anime is used loosely as it's really CGI. It will disregard the live-action movies.

It centers around Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. That leads me to believe it will follow the Resident Evil 2 story, but nothing confirms that. If it does, awesome. My favorite entry in the video game series.

I'm glad we're getting something Resident Evil, but I'm disappointed it's no longer live-action like we were originally going to get.

What do you guys think? Will this actually see the light of day, or be dropped like the live-action series? Do you like the idea of it being an anime?

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Site Feedback / Badges
« on: March 13, 2021, 04:14:50 am »
So did these just stop updating? The last item-related one I have is 900 items. Was really wanting to see that 1,000 items badge. I mean, I am a gamer, arbitrary online achievements matter to me. ;)

Just wondering.

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Classic Video Games / Atari 2600
« on: March 11, 2021, 02:43:44 pm »
Atari 2600 sucks.

It was barely a part of my childhood before the NES, so I just don't have the nostalgia for it.

The sound is atrocious. The graphics are barely recognizable (that's understandable, at least), and that joystick is stiffer than an Olive Garden breadstick.

That said, it has a very interesting history. I'm enamored with the history behind the early gaming industry even if I'm not a fan of the console. Nolan Bushnell is a very unique guy. And the crap that company went through after he left.

I'm happy it was the innovator that created the gaming industry, but I sold mine due to disinterest.

What are your thoughts on the console?

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