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Croc is one of my favorite classic 3D platformers. I own the Saturn version, and it looks really good for a 3D title on the system. It's one of the prime examples IMO, of showing how the Saturn was more capable than what people generally thought. Controls are a little stiff, but workable. Not compatible with the 3D pad, sadly. The sequel was planned for a Saturn release as well, but obviously was cancelled when SEGA jumped ship. I own that one on PS1, but haven't tried it yet.

But yeah, Croc was a vastly overlooked platformer of it's time. Not a lot of marketing for it existed, otherwise it should have gotten a lot more recognition than it did on the PS1. Strangely never came to N64, probably due to the development history ties to Nintendo that were broken along the way.

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You should watch the complete play through of the 64 version by Mike Matei. It's brutal, even just to watch it. But he actually completed it.

That game was so far from playable, it should have been a crime to release it as they did. It actually sold really well, too. Because people at the time wanted to play a modern Superman game where you're flying around in 3D and saving the planet. Hundreds of thousands of normies got conned basically, picking it up back in the day for $60. There should have been a class-action lawsuit over that trash pile. It was pretty much false advertising, the way they promoted it and promised so many things that didn't represent the actual end product. Titus knowingly took advantage of people releasing it. They knew it was trash.

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General / Re: G4TV is Back!
« on: December 02, 2020, 09:42:26 am »
Gawd, they all look super old.  The years have not been kind to any of them... It hasn't even been that long either.

They look like they're in their 30s, to me.

Nah... Other than Olivia getting new lips and cheek bones, they've all got that worn down boomer thing going on. Especially Adam, he could work for the History Channel with that rough of mug.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: December 01, 2020, 01:40:56 am »
What's the deal with BF video game deals this year? It's like every ad was for many of the same titles we've seen across these sales over the past 4 years. How many times can they put Rabbids Kingdom on sale? They're still printing more copies that game? What a world.

I only picked up Trials of Mana and Slide Stars. Was very shocked to see Trials on sale. That game disappeared from retail shelves about as soon as it came out.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: November 24, 2020, 11:58:43 am »
The Choro Q series of games is the biggest mess of mixed up titles I think I've ever seen. The series ran from the mid-90s through the late 2000s, and instead of just calling the series Choro Q across all regions, they perpetually juggled a slew of different names around between the NTSC and PAL regions with each installment. So when one entry in the series would be called Gadget Racers here, in Europe it would be called Penny Racers, then the next game would be titled Road Trip here, but be called Road Trip Adventure there, then the game that was to be released as Road Trip Adventure Avenue here was released as Gadget Racers there. Of course, the series ended on another Penny Racers title, which is what it started as in North America, but was never known as in Japan. Oh, and at least one of the titles actually made it out as simply "Choro Q" stateside. It's the biggest cluster**** ever.

Cool series of games, but I believe the marketing was nothing short of sabotage in the west.
Hahahah I tried to make sense out of it in the European PS2 section

Do you know what they called Road Trip: Arcade Edition over in Europe? Gadget Racers. Yeah, the very same name as the PS2 Gadget Racers, except the Gadget Racers on GameCube is actually a totally different game. So Europe got two different games, the same name, and I think the same cover art (according to VGC maybe someone got confused). Only way to differentiate is that they're each exclusive to either console.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: November 23, 2020, 07:59:51 pm »
The Choro Q series of games is the biggest mess of mixed up titles I think I've ever seen. The series ran from the mid-90s through the late 2000s, and instead of just calling the series Choro Q across all regions, they perpetually juggled a slew of different names around between the NTSC and PAL regions with each installment. So when one entry in the series would be called Gadget Racers here, in Europe it would be called Penny Racers, then the next game would be titled Road Trip here, but be called Road Trip Adventure there, then the game that was to be released as Road Trip Adventure Avenue here was released as Gadget Racers there. Of course, the series ended on another Penny Racers title, which is what it started as in North America, but was never known as in Japan. Oh, and at least one of the titles actually made it out as simply "Choro Q" stateside. It's the biggest cluster**** ever.

Cool series of games, but I believe the marketing was nothing short of sabotage in the west.

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Modern Video Games / Re: What's your thoughts on video game morals?
« on: November 22, 2020, 10:08:01 pm »
I think the policies that have been in place since the early 90s are pretty agreeable. Or we can just ban everything. Either way.

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I only played that game on the PlayStation 3, and using AV-out standard on a CRT,  television without the smooth textures option enabled. if you are curious than just look up "Moto Racer" for the PlayStation 1 to see a better representation of the graphics, that is a lousy photo but it is the only photo I could find that didn't have a huge text. Note this game was also out for the Windows OS on PC, but as far as the looking up the PS1 version is apprers to have the same graphics as the PC version of Moto Racer

The small size of the photo does reflect more favorably on it. In the large picture you posted, notice the ground textures are dreadful and the walls don't look much better. Looking at other shots of the game, it kind of looks like standard PS1 graphics to me.

But this does call into question what counts as "best graphics" in a thread like this, seeing how so many games can be upscaled with HD texture packs, with improved PSN re-releases for old games and whatnot that look 100x better than they originally did. I looked at some gameplay of Legend of Dragoon as played on original hardware and the characters look nowhere near as crisp or colorful in game as shown in the previous screenshot by pacgamer89. It must be the PSN download that has been optimized for modern displays. That might be representative of what the graphics can potentially look like, but you ain't getting that from composite-out on an original PlayStation. This is how the game would have looked, originally.


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General / Re: Protective game cases?
« on: November 19, 2020, 03:44:08 pm »
You can actually still buy the clear plastic jewel cases in bulk, brand new condition. Since there’s nothing special about them apart from those you’d find with music CDs and audio books, it’s easy to make them like new and the case damaged doesn’t really amount to anything if it happens.

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1: Moto Racer for the playStation 1 is the first one on the list,

 because even though I am not playing the game on real PS1 hardware I am still using AV-out

1. Moto Racer



Eh, it looks like much improved resolution and color compared to what it "should" (on non-modded North American PS1 hardware, anyway). The textures were much muddier and duller in color. You couldn't have recognized any pattern in the floor tiles.

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I was kinda thinking that one was par for the course, as far as PS1.

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18. Delta Force: Urban Warfare This looks like a Dreamcast game, frankly. Possibly the best graphics I've seen to feature a realistic art style on the PS1. I also agree with the Quake II nomination, also very impressive for PS1.




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General / Re: Fantasy Store Disscussion (Lets Name That Price)
« on: November 15, 2020, 12:03:00 pm »
I find it kinda funny that Seether was the first to respond.

I don't know, I think this is tricky enough when it comes to real values. For instance, I've pulled out about 35 NES games from my collection to put on a sell list that I am contemplating for real, but I have no idea what the best way to go about it would be. Nothing super valuable or rare in them. Of course I wanna get maximum profit because I wanna dump it all back into my collecting towards expensive games. When you bundle all together, resellers want it cheap. When you sell separate, it takes forever. I'm thinking like between $175 and $200. No sports, no shovelware. That's just based on what I've seen has sold similar, and I figure that's about what I've got in all of those too.

One thing seem sure, most games will never actually depreciate (unless you bought them new at retail).

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Off Topic / Re: Would you chase a shoplifter?
« on: November 14, 2020, 06:18:18 pm »
Back in the day I worked at a Sears store in a questionable neighborhood . Store loss prevention was extremely busy . One day they chased a shoplifter in a trench coat outside and a sawed-off shotgun fell out of his jacket onto the ground . They gave up pursuit at that point .

Sears, really? Why not a bank? The felony charge can't be worth whatever is inside of a Sears department store.
Well a Sears probably has less security than a bank and it would probably only be a misdemeanor not a felony.

I mean, if you're gonna bring a deadly weapon into a Sears I'd think their intent would be to use it for a robbery, an aggravated robbery which could very easily turn into an assault with a deadly weapon. All felony crimes. But from what I gather, so much as possession that type of gun, a "sawed off shotgun" in the US is actually a felony crime as well, they're illegal.

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Off Topic / Re: Would you chase a shoplifter?
« on: November 13, 2020, 10:36:33 pm »
Back in the day I worked at a Sears store in a questionable neighborhood . Store loss prevention was extremely busy . One day they chased a shoplifter in a trench coat outside and a sawed-off shotgun fell out of his jacket onto the ground . They gave up pursuit at that point .

Sears, really? Why not a bank? The felony charge can't be worth whatever is inside of a Sears department store.

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