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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2024!!!!!
« on: Today at 08:39:37 am »

11 - Dino Crisis 2 (PS1) -- After all these years, Dino Crisis 2 still remains an incredibly fun game. The story could definitely use some expansion and tweaking, but the gameplay and presentation are spot on. Primary enemies need a bit more variation as well as you'll be killing hordes of velociraptors and oviraptors with the occasionall smattering of different dinos in the mix. The ability to run and shoot was a step above Resident Evil. The locations are far better and more varried in the second game over the first, but again, warrants expansion.

One of my favorite areas was the underwater lab where you take on small crocodile sized mososaurs. The feel of a gravity difference was spot on and the underwater wave effect for the visuals was well executed.

Recharge, shop and save stations were well done and welcome. Unlike Resident Evil, no need to worry about storage outside of health items.

The occasional run and gun is separated out with the occasional drive and shoot. Jeeps, tanks and boats all play a role in this game, though you're on rails generally.

The game took me about 3 1/2 hrs to beat on normal.

I can only hope that Capcom one day remakes the first, sees success and remakes the second. If they were to remake even just the first and release an outrageous collector's edition with Regina statue, I may actually be tempted.

General / Re: What are you playing?
« on: June 23, 2024, 07:42:05 pm »
Just finished replaying Tomb Raider Legend (PS2) and currently replaying Dino Crisis 2 (PS1).

Modern Video Games / Re: Nintendo Direct 6.18.2024 thoughts?
« on: June 19, 2024, 12:17:45 pm »
Quote from: kamikazekeeg

And you can thankfully have no motion controls for Skyward Sword.  I don't remember if there's any interaction stuff that involves it, been a few, but I ended up enjoying the game more having a normal control setup as it used to be one of my most disliked Zelda games.

Thank God. The forced motion controls not only killed the Wii for me but all of Nintendo until the Switch was released.

Modern Video Games / Re: Nintendo Direct 6.18.2024 thoughts?
« on: June 18, 2024, 09:57:22 pm »
I find, strangely, I'm not on board with Zelda being the controlled hero. Zelda games, we're always Link. That said, maybe I'll go back and revisit older Zelda titles.

Anyone know if Skyward Sword HD on Switch demands motion controls?

Modern Video Games / Re: Nintendo Direct 6.18.2024 thoughts?
« on: June 18, 2024, 10:59:10 am »
Maybe DKC Remake but otherwise nothing for me. I'm leaving towards just continuing to play the original. Maybe the NES collection?

Modern Video Games / Re: Nintendo Direct 6.18.2024 thoughts?
« on: June 17, 2024, 11:08:35 pm »
Switch is really lacking Zelda ports for me. Seriously. Ever since it was announced I expected a Twilight Princess port and still nothing. So I'm hoping for Twilight Princess HD. Other Zelda games would be welcome as well but Twilight Princess is the one I'm really wanting.

Modern Video Games / Re: Xbox Showcase 2024
« on: June 11, 2024, 04:42:04 pm »
Still hoping Indiana Jones releases on PS5 regardless that I'm not happy it's 1st person.

Really happy Dragon Age is releasing this year so Bioware can stop wasting their time on this title and show us they've destroyed Mass Effect.

Modern Video Games / Re: Summer Game Fest 2024 - June 7th 5pm EST
« on: June 08, 2024, 08:41:29 am »
Day one had nothing for me. Perhaps day 2 will have.... something?

General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2024!!!!!
« on: June 07, 2024, 08:38:11 am »
7. Sonic CD (Sega CD) - Went back through Sonic Origins Collection version to get my Sonic CD file completed with all the unlocks such as DA Garden and Visual Studio. Had to beat all levels in Time Attack and get them below something obscure like 25:40-something. Managed 25:10 and called it good.

8. Jet Moto (PS1/PSN) - Had a blast replaying the first Jet Moto. I unlocked all the tracks and platinumed it. Enjoyed having the added trophy support with the PSN version. It amazes me how few people have managed to unlock some of these trophies. Platinumes are rare, obviously, but even completing a race on the second grouping of tracks was only about 8%. I've always liked seeing the percentages of how many have unlocked certain trophies, but in this case, the majority of people that would have accomplished these tasks did so on the original PS1 game when there was no trophy support. I'd be curious to see a percentage that included the original release, but of course, everything was still offline and never tracked then. So that will never happen.

9. Twisted Metal 2 (PS1/PSN) - Having enjoyed Jet Moto, I went back and bought the PSN version of Twisted Metal 2 for the trophy support. I still have the disc, but went specifically for the trophies and the ability to play couch coop with brother via share play. Gotta lova some of the new connectivity options in the updated systems. Even the kids are enjoying the old classic so long as I put God Mode on. lol.

Modern Video Games / Re: Summer Game Fest 2024 - June 7th 5pm EST
« on: June 07, 2024, 08:20:29 am »
A streamer just got sent some promo for the event tomorrow from Capcom, so makes me think they got more than a couple things brewing.

Guess we'll see.

Capcom was a top tier dev back in the PS1/2 days. They've always been steadily decent, but that was their hayday. Most of the great new IPs we saw during those times are dormant to say the least. I'd love to see something we haven't seen from them in a while.

Dino Crisis being the front runner for me.
Onimusha easily in 2nd place.
Shadow of Rome was incredible fun.
Lost Planet would be fun to revisit.
Haunting Ground had a cult following and an interesting method of play with the dog.
Devil May Cry may be due for another release.
Bionic Commando Rearmed port would be incredibly welcome.
Ducktales Remaster port would be welcome.

Capcom has left a lot on the table. A...LOT.

Modern Video Games / Re: Summer Game Fest 2024 - June 7th 5pm EST
« on: June 06, 2024, 09:10:05 am »
Going to attempt a more optimistic approach for SGF than the State of Play as it's the entire industry...not just Playstation. There's the list of games I mentioned in the State of Play that I'm still routing for, but here are some other hopes...

Tomb Raider Collection 2 is announced -- TR Angel of Darkness, Legend, Anniversary and Underworld.
Tomb Raider current gen game announced.
Indiana Jones info, release date, PS5 announced.
Resident Evil Code Veronica Remake announced (quite possible)
Dino Crisis reboot announced (will always hope for this)
Max Payne 1 & 2 Remakes are shown off.
Unreal Tournament Revived
A Plague Tale 3 announced
Witcher 1 Remake or 4 info revealed.

Any of that would put a smile on my face. Although, in the current climate, I'm curious on how Capcom would handle Code Veronica given the main villain's instability.

Modern Video Games / Re: May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: June 05, 2024, 09:49:11 am »
I wish there were releases of favorite series to take my mind off of things.

When a book series ends, fans don't stop reading. When a TV series ends, fans don't stop watching TV. And when a movie series ends, fans don't stop watching movies. Instead, those fans will either explore into the creator's expanded works or find similar, alternative ones. Maybe those substitutes won't be as good, but sometimes they are and may even lead to exploring further where new interests may be discovered. If anything, they certainly fill a gap.

You've listed several of your favorite series in this topic and in others, and it's easy to say that other options to those games certainly exist. As I'm sure you're aware, when someone strictly adheres to works bound to a singular series, they have an extremely limited pool of options, so it's inevitable they'll feel as if what's available to them is lacking. In the past, I've suggested branching out into more of the PlayStation 4's library since plenty of alternative options to some of your favorite games exist for you to try at an affordable price. I really think it'd fill that gap as you wait for new entries to your more cherished franchises.

I appreciate you dismissing my concerns entirely.

Over the last week, I actually had a lot of fun returning to the PS1 Single Trac games -- Jet Moto (platinumed the PS4 version) and Twisted Metal 2 (playing "couch" co-op via online shareplay with my brother like old times). I'm not stopping playing games. There's nothing for me in the current gen, so I'm returning to the older ones.

General / Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« on: June 02, 2024, 10:52:29 pm »
Wait... what did this thread turn into?  ???

General / Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« on: June 02, 2024, 08:27:21 am »
I think the real question is how many games reach a certain level of quality that would make them worth someone's time to engage with. The mobile platforms have an insane number of games but how many of those actually function? Seriously. Anyone can upload a game to the Google Store and say it's a game... even a D- average high schooler with a rushed weekend project.

Then I would ask, how many of those games in total (not just the mobile apps) are worth a gamer's time? Gamer's are pickier. We've seen a lot and we know what to give a shot and what to steer away from.

Lastly, congrats on nearing that 50k game accomplishment. Holy hell. I can't even imagine. That's a serious congrats by the way... not sarcastic. If I had more space like a big man cave, I'd probably have most the offerings from the 90's at least.

Modern Video Games / Re: May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: May 31, 2024, 09:05:42 pm »

The problem is that development time is now an ENTIRE generation for a single game. The games I'm looking forward to may not even release on PS5. That's how long it takes now. That makes it extremely difficult to overlook the tumbleweeds of Sony's first party offerings. They're relying on mediocre titles to carry the PS5 as a whole.

Lengthy development isn't exactly new to this generation. Likewise, subjectivity will always exist, but do you really consider Demon's Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Astro's Playroom, Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, God of War Ragnarök, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, Final Fantasy XVI, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Helldivers II, Rise of the Ronin, and Stellar Blade "medicore" "tumbleweeds"?.

Astrobot was a fun freebie at launch. I'm in the middle of God od War Ragnarok and not enjoying it that much. Helldivers 2 is fun only when playing with friends. So yeah, I consider them highlights of the tumbleweeds.

That said, I realize I'm not the demographic anymore. It's been very apparent for the better part of a decade now. And as I stated, gaming isn't that important in the long scheme of things. We're all watching the world implode. It's important to pay attention but I wish there were releases of favorite series to take my mind off of things. Give me a bit of distraction from the never ending black pilling.

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