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Topic: Recent Retro & Other Gaming Purchases? (Non PS4)

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QualityGeezer

Does anyone still have a commodore 64?

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Rudy_Manchego

@mookysam Nope - played Metroid Prime back in they day on GC but never played 2 or 3. I am replaying Metroid Prime on Wii U on VC as part of the Prime Trilogy but I'm a bit of a collector so got it quite cheap. I think I am only missing Metroid: Other M, and Hunters and the NES Cartridge for the original.

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mookysam

@Rudy_Manchego Prime 3 makes brilliant use of the Wii remote and nunchuck. Probably one of a handful of games that fully realised the system's potential. It also has a lot less backtracking than 1 & 2 because it's split up into individual planets.

Are there any other retro systems you're looking to buy after you've completed your Nintendo set?


Earlier I bought Zack and Wiki for the Wii. I had to sell my original copy around a decade ago. It's nice to add it back to my collection after all this time.

mookysam

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Rudy_Manchego

@mookysam It works well on Prime on the trilogy so can’t wait for 3!

Not sure what console next. Would love a Dreamcast but my dream is to one day afford a Virtual Boy!!

I am always rebuying games I got rid of years ago!

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KratosMD

@Rudy_Manchego I have such a soft spot for Wii titles of franchises such as Metroid, Zelda and Mario. Those games had such wonderful worlds to explore, incredible soundtracks and are highly memorable games in general. Metroid Prime 3 is no exception to that. Even today when I'm listening to some of the music tracks from that game, I get hit with so many memories of when I played it as a kid.

Metroid Prime 3 - Title Theme

Metroid Prime 3 - Skytown

Absolutely stellar tracks. Hope you'll enjoy your time with this wonderful game!

KratosMD

Rudy_Manchego

@KratosMD Thanks mate, I also bought Skyward Sword the other week! I never really did much with my Wii when I had it setup which means I have missed a lot of good titles.

I love good game soundtracks so will get on metroid prime 3 ASAP!

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KratosMD

@Rudy_Manchego Skyward Sword is also a great title from the Wii era. People love to criticise the controls though but as long as you carefully calibrate the controller before starting the game, as well as use the in-game calibration whenever the pointer feels off, then you shouldn't have any trouble with the controls.

Man I still remember when I got Skyward Sword at release. It was during my first year of upper secondary school and I'd been hyping the game for years and it absolutely delivered. Nowadays the game's linear level design is kinda underwhelming compared to the open nature of Breath of the Wild. However the linearity might feel like a nice change of pace after coming from that game.

KratosMD

mookysam

@Rudy_Manchego Awesome. Never had a Dreamcast but always wanted one. Would you use a VGA cable (no idea how much they are mind) or hook it up to a glorious CRT? Good luck finding a Virtual Boy. Would that be purely for the collector value rather than gaming on it?

The motion controls really enhance the first two Prime games. I loved them anyway, but it was great replaying them with the Wii remote. The Wii got a lot of flack for its forced "waggle" in so many games, but when implemented correctly it could be brilliant. Skyward Sword is excellent too. As @KratosMD mentioned It's easy to recalibrate the Motion+ (I believe you press up or down on the D pad to recentre if it goes askew), but the sensor bar actually helps keep the pointer centred.

@KratosMD I was so excited when Skyward Sword came out because it had been so long since Twilight Princess. I probably haven't been that hyped for a game since. Thanks for linking the Prime 3 tracks. Metroid Prime games have such great music! Phendrana Drifts in the first Prime is brilliant and I love all the remixes of classic Metroid tunes.

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Rudy_Manchego

@KratosMD Calibration can be tricky on Wii games and where I currently am playing I have limited space so have to configure each time I play but once done it works well. To be honest, I can only manage a few open world games at a year because I find they become shopping lists of things to do so I like a good linear adventure.

@mookysam Yeah me neither, and a lot of the Dreamcast arcade games still look good. I have been playing the Wii Prime Trilogy using motion controls and they work fine from a movement and aiming perspective. Some of the HUD options are a little more cumbersome but you get used to them. In a way, without a full remaster, they make the more limited camera work in a far more 'modern' way if that makes sense.

As for a Virtual Boy, mainly collecting. I want to try the games but am under no illusion I would struggle to actually enjoy them for long!

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Downwell is free on all android devices for the next week. Thought I might as well tell everyone if they're interested


There's only one thing I know about the dreamcast other then it didn't sell well @Rudy_Manchego & that is it got a port of House Of The Dead II! So obligotory reference to it's most famous line and...

Untitled

... I love that game and that line 😂

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Rudy_Manchego

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Ha amazing. I love House of the dead to the extent I bought one of the games for the Wii and the wonky plastic pump action shotgun for it!

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ha I got the House Of The Dead 2 & 3 pack for Wii too back in the day... In fact I got it with some other Sega shoot em up called Ghost Squad and got a free plastic gun holder for the wii remote with laser pointer @Rudy_Manchego all for like £15 from Argos 😅

Really only bought it for House Of The Dead 2 but 3 was ok (if the bosses weren't as interesting or the voice acting being better and not so bad it's amazing) Ghost squad was eh.. Think I might've got rid of them all now though...

Oh well still have House Of The Dead: Overkill for PS3, Time Crisis 1 for PS1 and Time Crisis 3, Vampire Night and Ninja Assualt for PS2...

Might have to see about getting Time Crisis 2 for PS2... Never can have enough light gun games...

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RogerRoger

I cleaned out the rest of GOG's LucasArts stock, ensuring I have everything I could possibly want from them and drawing a line under my newfound interest in PC gaming. It all made for a chunky download, but I now have the following installed and ready to go.

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Star Wars: Battlefront (2004)
Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005)
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars: Dark Forces II - Jedi Knight (including the Mysteries of the Sith expansion)
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

On my way out, however, I noticed that GOG also sell the original five Tomb Raider games, so I doubt it's the last they've seen of my PayPal password.

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Tasuki

Walked into Walmart yesterday to pick up Link's Awakening walked out with a Genesis Mini instead.

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Arugula

@Tasuki I bought one of those yesterday too. 👍

Arugula

RogerRoger

@Tasuki Genesis does what Nintendon't...!

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Thrillho

What is this Sega Genesis you all speak of?

It's all about the Mega Drive!

Thrillho

KratosMD

Just ordered Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization - Deluxe Edition on Switch. I was originally not planning on buying this game so early since I still haven't watched through the anime or played the first two games in the series. But today I started noticing that the game was selling out in multiple online retailers and I was getting worried that there'd be no physical version left to order. On top of that, the retailer I purchased from only had 3 copies left so I decided to just get it now while I still can. Supposedly this is the best game in the series so I just had to buy it.

I feel like a lot of games that I'm interested in are not receiving more physical copies after release. I'm still looking for a physical copy of Persona Q2 and I'm also getting worried that the game AI: The Somnium Files also won't get restocked since it's a SpikeChunsoft game and those tend to not get restocked. For example, I haven't seen a physical copy of Danganronpa V3 on sale since I bought it at launch back in 2017. So I'll most likely buy AI later today before it sells out.

KratosMD

Tasuki

Thrillho wrote:

What is this Sega Genesis you all speak of?

It's all about the Mega Drive!

It's always has been, will be and is the Genesis.

Mega Drive sounds more like a name for a Transformer lol

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