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Classic Video Games / Re: Hardest games you've completed
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:59:38 am »
I think that the biggest feather in my hard game completed cap is probably the first Ninja Turtles on NES.

It's a personal favorite as you can probably tell by my avatar. I used to be good enough at it to beat the game in 30 min without loosing a single Turtle. It was all about memorization or knowing when to use which Turtle. Keep in mind, I was probably around 12 years old, had a ton of time and very few other games to take my interest away from it. It was essentially the only game I played for like 6 months straight.

I've also beat Battletoads on NES a couple times which is a great game.

One of the more difficult games I own and simply couldn't beat was Judge Dredd on Genesis. It was given to me as a gift after participating in the Blockbuster Game Tournament where you had to play NBA Jam TE and the new Judge Dredd game and get as many points as possible. To this day, I really enjoy the game, but it gets to a point where it stops giving level passwords. Even with Game Geini I can't seem to beat it.

Modern Video Games / External HDD for PS4
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:52:38 am »
The last couple years have shown massive increases for install sizes on games. Ridiculous sizes of over 100GB for games like Destiny 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Division 2. Back in 2015 or so, I upgraded my PS4's HDD from 500GB to 1TB. It still isn't enough to keep my favorite games installed and keep playing new ones. There was so many times I've had to uninstall and reinstall. RDR2 takes about an hour just to install from the two discs.

I had had enough of it. Bought myself a 4TB external HDD for game installs. I started yesterday and will continue today for getting everything reinstalled. It took about 3 hours to transfer nearly 800GB of installs from the internal to the external. Ridiculous... but now I have a majority of my PS4 game collection ready to go. Just pop the disc in and play like the good ol'days of PS1 and PS2.

I'll also note that after transferring the data off of my PS4's internal drive, keeping only apps like Youtube and game demos, the launch PS4 is running like it was brand new again. Massive difference as the system isn't having to think as hard and dig through all the install data.

I recommend buying an external to use. Load times appear to be faster as well. If you decide to go this route, it seems you have to use the second (right) USB port as the first port doesn't like to format/use the external drives. Not sure if that's just my system.

Why would it be considered a failure?

I'm still planning on buying assuming two things....
 1. It's got at least one game I want to play on it at launch that I can't get on PS4.
 2. It's $500 or less.

The tech overview was about what I expected. What I didn't like was how small the SSD is. I understand why as it's essentially light years ahead of most SSDs out there.... but still. Less than a Terabyte is going to hurt. The only thing outweighing that is that you can upgrade it later and there is external HDD support via USB. I was planning on buying an external for my PS4 games anyway considering that so many games have breached the 100GB mark for install sizes. It's kind of ridiculous.

Modern Video Games / Re: 2020 Games
« on: March 11, 2020, 11:13:51 am »

- Streets of Rage 4

However, as always, I'll only be purchasing the latter 2 titles when (and if) they receive a physical release...

Has Streets of Rage 4 been confirmed as digital only?  :'(

Modern Video Games / Re: 2020 Games
« on: March 10, 2020, 03:35:25 pm »
My 2020 is kind of in a place of limbo as I wait for news on the PS5. I've been saving for PS5 the last few months anticipating a $500 price tag, but there are talks of potentially two different PS5s being released at the same time. Not sure what that might mean for pricing.

So far this year I've already bought The Division 2 for PS4 when it was on sale for like $5.

Anyway... I'm definitely getting the following:
 - RE3 Remake
 - FF7 Remake
 - Streets of Rage 4
 - Ghost of Tsushima

Normally, I wouldn't hesitate on preordering and picking up an awesome looking Resident Evil, but I've found that my taste has changed drastically since the series started, and I'm simply not that into survival horror games anymore. I currently have RE3 Remake preordered but after trying out the FF7 Remake demo... and with them releasing a week apart.... I'm thinking of getting FF7 Remake first and then getting RE3 Remake after a price drop.

As for Streets of Rage 4, I'm hoping to see a physical edition on PS4. Even cooler would be if Sega released a Complete series version of the game as maybe a collector's edition. Put the first three games on the disc with it. That would be pretty awesome.

Lastly, Ghost of Tsushima looks potentially incredible. I'd buy it on PS4, but I'm hoping that there will be a slightly more advanced PS5 version released with the launch of the new system. I know PS5 is confirmed to be PS4 backwards compatible, but having a definitive edition specifically for PS5 would be pretty awesome depending on what was included.

That's basically it for now.

Classic Video Games / Re: Your top 10 Favorite Sega Genesis games
« on: February 21, 2020, 09:44:20 am »
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Rampage Edition
Ninja Turtles Hyperstone Heist
Comix Zone
Ecco the Dolphin
Streets of Rage 2
Mortal Kombat 2
Judge Dredd

What I want game-wise at launch of PS5 (the next gen system I'm getting)...
 - Ghost of Tsushima (likely a cross gen game at this point)
 - Something with cooperative online play (a couple already announced)

What I want from PS5:
 - PS4 and PSVR BC (already confirmed)
 - PS1-PS3 BC (here's hoping)
 - PSP and PSV digital BC (here's hoping but I'm guessing won't happen)
 - 1TB SSD with external HDD support
 - 2 USB ports in the back (HDD & VR) with 2 USB ports in the front (accessories).
 - On par with PS4 for hardware stability. I'm still using my launch PS4. Runs perfectly.
 - $500 or less at launch.

Anything else is just icing.

General / Re: Games With The Same Name Different On Other Devices
« on: February 04, 2020, 08:52:31 am »
Jurassic Park was much different on the NES, SNES, Gameboy, Sega Genesis and Game Gear. Even though I was a Nintendo kid, I thought the Genesis version was way better. For one, you got to play as the Raptor.

Agreed. In fact, the Genesis version of Jurassic Park is still among my favorite games of all time. It became so popular that there was a direct sequel too it in JP Rampage Edition which played almost identically but with different levels for both Grant and the Raptor. I really enjoyed all the Jurassic Park games on Sega systems based on the first movie. Even the Sega CD version of Jurassic Park was a completely different game but still really enjoyable. Then there was The Lost World which wasn't that great on Genesis but I enjoyed the Game Gear version.

I believe that Jurassic Park on NES, SNES and Game Boy were all pretty similar. There was a part 2 on SNES that was pretty different and I enjoyed that a lot more than the other Nintendo versions.

There was also a 3DO JP game that was completely different as well. Not great.... not even good.... but still a different experience.

Classic Video Games / Re: Personal Hall of Fame
« on: January 31, 2020, 04:44:15 pm »
Hall of Fame being displaying specific games or series. Not playing them.

Classic Video Games / Personal Hall of Fame
« on: January 31, 2020, 09:14:11 am »
I'm in the midst of planning a Hall of Fame for my favorite games/series through time. My plan is to take one game from the series of choice, generally the first, and put it in a shadow box with a screenshot from it 3D displayed within the box. There will be mentions of the other games in the series probably through a line at the time or bottom of the screenshot that has pics of the box arts of each. The game that's put in the shadow box will be a complete copy in as good of condition as I can find at a reasonable price. Secondary reason for this is the preservation of the game/box/instructions/ect. I may also include a sound card with a built in speaker and button activation to play a song from the game.

I'm pretty excited at the idea but it will take months if not a couple years to complete.

Current plans for my Hall of Fame is to include the following:
 - Ninja Turtles (NES) - The NES, Genesis and SNES games will be mentioned.
 - Jurassic Park (Genesis) - Game Gear, Sega CD and Rampage Edition (Gen) will be in a different shadow box for preservation.
 - Resident Evil (undecided on if original PS1 long box or the Gamecube Remake will be in the shadowbox. Only numbered games through 6 will be mentioned plus Code Veronica X and maybe Outbreak.
 - Tomb Raider (PS1)
 - Uncharted 2 (PS3)

Do any of you have plans or do you already display favorite titles as a Hall of Fame?

General / Re: What's your focus area?
« on: January 16, 2020, 07:26:19 pm »
My main area of focus is my Game Gear for collecting. I'm hoping to have my collection complete this year though. Not a full complete collection or anything but simply the games I wanted. The rest will go onto an Everdrive cart.

2019 was a great year for my Game Gear collection. I FINALLY bought myself a TV Tuner. Even managed to find one with the stand, instruction manual, and even the box. As for games, I added Earthworm Jim, Outrun Europa, Double Dragon and Road Rash. All in all, a pretty good year.

As for the "why", it's basically the system I took everywhere with me as a kid. I also had the car adapter though which made it far more easier to take on the go. Lots of fond memories. I had friends with Game Boy, sure, but it wasn't nearly as good. The only thing missing from Game Gear's library in my opinion was a Ninja Turtles game.

After that, it's pretty much modern games. I'm already saving up for PS5.

If the rumored backwards compatibility is true, this will be a day one purchase for me; I won't even hesitate.

I fully believe that there will be backwards compatibility. The question is how far will the compatibility go? Will it be simply for PS4 and PSVR or will it include PS1, PS2 and PS3? If it includes PS1 and PS2, then my PS2 slim is basically useless. I still have 50 PS1 games and about 35 PS2 games. If it includes PS3, I'll rebuy the Mass Effect trilogy.  :D

Definitely day 1 buy if it has full backwards compatibility. If not, then there will have to be a few PS5 games in the works that I'm wanting for me to jump in day 1.

Modern Video Games / Playstation 5 Rumored to be Shown Tonight at CES.
« on: January 06, 2020, 09:51:18 am »
"The Future is Coming"

Looks like Sony is rumored to be showing off the PS5 tonight (Monday, 1/6) at CES. Their press conference starts at 5PM PT / 8PM ET, 1AM in London, 12PM on Tues, Jan 7th in Sydney.

Every generation has me a little less hyped, but at the potential full reveal of a new system, I always tend to get a bit excited. Here's hoping we at least get to see the system and/or controller. Announcement of what innovations there are. Maybe a couple of the games coming too it.

I don't expect the exact release date, pricing or full launch lineup.

What are your hopes to see if the PS5 is actually revealed tonight?



Classic Video Games / Game that Never Released that You Wish Had?
« on: January 05, 2020, 05:36:56 pm »
Hey all!

As I'm sure you can tell, I'm new here. I was a Sega kid back in the early 90's and I still have and really enjoy both my Genesis and Game Gear. I'm finishing up my Game Gear collection and looking over all released games for the handheld and there is one glaring omission that really gets me down sometimes. There was never a Ninja Turtles game for the Sega Game Gear. This was due to Konami having the rights to make the games and a deal between them and Nintendo that didn't stop until near the end of the lifespan of that generation. Thus, there was never a push to put a Turtles game on the less successful handheld.

Still.... the superior technology in the Game Gear always had me scratch my head and wonder what a Ninja Turtles game would have been like on the system. I'm currently in the middle of a project bringing a hypothetical Ninja Turtles game to life. My initial plan was to mod Streets of Rage 2 to have the Turtles in it similar to the Genesis mod of the same game. Due to encryption issues though, I had to let that idea pass me up. Instead, I'm doing everything from drawing 8bit screenshots to coming up with a story and creating an instruction manual for the hypothetical game. It's as close as I'm going to get I suppose. A fun project that's time consuming, but that's basically the only game I can think of that I wish had been created, but never was.

What about you guys? Do you have a favorite system from back in the day that simply never got a game that you were hoping for? Maybe it got a game but it didn't live up to the potential? What's your story?

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