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

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger I'd persevere with Limited Run. I've never had any issue with them other than the occasional late shipment. I should think with all of the extra parties involved with manufacture and the like with the Star Wars stuff, they've probably hit some snags. Crap if they haven't updated you though πŸ™„

Just curious really. I loved the whole Shadows of the Empire thing, it was pretty clever for the time. I really liked the game, but it is actually really shoddy and horrible to control. I'd have thought the PC game will be a tough one to get running properly under Windows 10 outside of Steam, but you never know.

I thought I might plant a seed of obsession to play the first real extended universe crossover, as SotE has a 'crossover' mission with X-Wing Alliance πŸ˜‰

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Will do, ta, and fair point. At the very least, it'll help me to manage my expectations if and when I order any future releases from them, Star Wars or otherwise. I've also got Red Faction coming from them, but that's not due for a while yet.

I've got the comic book and soundtrack from the Shadows of the Empire multimedia event (and read the novel back in the day). It's a cracking little story and I'm keen to try the game, so I'll let you know how it goes as and when. I think I preferred The Force Unleashed as an "everything but the movie" event, but there's certainly some kudos for Shadows being the first of its kind.

You think I need help with the words "Star Wars" and "obsession"...? Have you MET me before?!

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Just keep in mind, that while very endearing, Shadows of the Empire is a janky mess apart from the in space sections.

As I say, outside of Steam, I expect it's probably another hard one to get running properly on modern hardware.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Games from GOG are usually pretty good. They'll only put up stuff that works without too much hassle. I've been surprised by stuff like Dark Forces II - Jedi Knight (1997) which my partner had working for me on a Windows 10 laptop last year.

Anything to keep away from Steam. Yuck.

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darkswabber

I had a lot of spare €0,20 cent coins and happened to be in a CEX so I decides to buy all FIFA’s and PES’ that cost €0,50. Ended up buying FIFA 08 to 14 and PES 2008 to 2012 for ps3.

Also bought the darkness and terminator salvation for ps3, fable 3 and halo 3 ODST for 360 and return to castle wolfenstein: operation resurrection for ps2 at a flea market.

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Zukato

Acquired Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura as well as the Japanese version of The Legend of Dragoon.

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Rudy_Manchego

Well I blew a load of moolah at a Retro fair yesterday. Picked up an N64 with Mario 64, Goldeneye, Ocarina of Time and Star Wars Pod Racer. Also got a modded DS, Eternal Darkness on GC, MDK and G Police on PS1, Metal Gear Acid for PSP as well as Undertale phycial for the Vita. Oh also got a cheap copy of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for Wii.

So I just need a Gameboy colour and I have, I think, all the mainstream Nintendo consoles from NES to Switch.

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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.

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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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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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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 πŸ˜‚

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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 Β£15 from Argos πŸ˜…

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.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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