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NeoGeoNinja
I THINK I ONLY KNOW...
of Osman/Cannon Dancer through your bringing it to my attention before now Wink

It does look great. I watched Part 1 of your playthrough and was very impressed with both the game AND your capabilities. Nicely done!

As usual... had this received a console port or had been included on some sort of compilation yadda yadda... I would have jumped on this a while ago. Shame it's pretty much unheard of and lacking any serious circulation.

Maybe one day you'll attain that illustrious PCB? Smile

Ninja
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NeoGeoNinja
THAT'S RIGHT...
I just 'double posted'. But it's a rare occasion and I didn't want to fill my reply to Merlin with stuff all about me, me, me!

Anyway...

I COMPLETED...
the original Uncharted: Drakes Fortune for PS3 this afternoon (hit it hard for 3 days). I had originally started playing this at a friends house late this summer, but only got a few chapters in. It was enough though.

Enough to show me that Uncharted was something worth getting involved with. I'd always looked across at it rather dismissively; as something that looked overly generic and an initial PS3 exclusive that was being given praise solely on being good... for an exclusive. But, I was wrong.

The game is actually very, VERY good indeed, and after being touched by my initial encounter by the quality of the first game, it was actually knowing there was a sequel and (then) a 3rd on the way that made me want to further my involvement and play through them.

I won't bore you with my noticing the quality of dialoguing, level design, gameplay and characters etc on offer but needless to say, it's all top shelf stuff.

I'll be starting Uncharted 2 beginning of next year and Uncharted 3 later sometime.

ON A MORE CASUAL BASIS...
I've been playing through Hard Corps: Uprising as Bahamut (thus levelling him up etc) as I usually use Krystal. When I'm done with them both, I'll 'invest' in the other 3x DLC characters: Harley, Sayuri and... the bad guy who's name evades me (I'm honest, not a googler!) Pfft

Also been playing SEGA Rally, Daytona USA, Daytona CCE & Daytona CE on Saturn. Also, once a week... EVERY week without fail, I have a very good friend who comes around and we play games. We recently finished Shenmue (Again! Woo Hoo!), however, the main event, periodically, are marathon 2P splitscreen sessions of San Francisco RUSH and RUSH 2 on N64. Once up to scratch, the RUSH series offer some of the most exhilarating race experiences available. we spent 8hrs solid on RUSH 2 vs on Wednesday! It was pretty epic, especially as we were so evenly matched.

Ninja
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reelmojo
Since I just got a PS3 I've been looking at the exclusives closely lately so it's good to read your opinions of Uncharted, Ninja. I played the demo and wasn't all that impressed. It wasn't bad by any means, just not as ground breaking as I had hoped. I think I was also expecting it to be a little more Tomb Raider and a little less of a cover based 3rd person shooter. Hopefully the exploration elements are more prevalent in the full game, because I will buy it eventually.

I've been playing almost nothing but Borderlands and Batman: Arkham City. Both are completely addictive and amazing games. Mark Hamill has said Arkham City will be his last performance as the Joker, and if that's true he's certainly going out in style.
 
merlin
NeoGeoNinja wrote:
I THINK I ONLY KNOW...
of Osman/Cannon Dancer through your bringing it to my attention before now Wink

It does look great. I watched Part 1 of your playthrough and was very impressed with both the game AND your capabilities. Nicely done!

As usual... had this received a console port or had been included on some sort of compilation yadda yadda... I would have jumped on this a while ago. Shame it's pretty much unheard of and lacking any serious circulation.

Maybe one day you'll attain that illustrious PCB? Smile

Ninja


Thanks for your reply Ninja and for checking out the video. I remembered you were a big fan of Strider so had a feeling you would like Cannon Dancer too. Like you say it definitely deserved to get a home release. I did read though that it was a flop in arcades. People have speculated maybe it's because the game wasn't marketed well enough but it's lack of success is probably down to there not being much demand for games like this in arcades in the mid 90s. Also the story and boss designs are slightly weird which might put some people off.

I noticed a PCB sold very recently at the Shmups forum for a 'mere' 600 Euros which is a lot more reasonable compared to what they seem to go for on Yahoo Auctions.

http://shmups.sys...mp;t=39510

In case anyone hasn't already seen it here's an excellent write-up about the game by NGFL member Sotenga:

http://www.hardco...rider3.htm

I thought these two interviews with Strider/Cannon Dancer creator Kouichi Yotsui were an interesting read.

http://www.gameng...13&p=1

http://www.lscmai...otsui.html
Edited by merlin on 04. January 2012 02:55
 
RiKo
thanks for your mini-review of Skyrim Candy Cab Thumbs Up, sorry i am a bit late in checking this thread. Really good review. I did read that they sneakliy used the same engine as Oblivion, and just made a few minor enhancements. I suppose it meant they could spend more time on the content i guess. Funny it still has many of the same bugs though. For someone who hasnt played Oblivion or Skyrim, which would you recommend getting?
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RiKo
I have been playing Robotron 2084 again Smile it has a very democratic scoreboard!. It will only allow 5 entriees for any one name, and deletes your lowest scores if you get more.
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RiKo
I'm being incredibly retro today. I am playing Oddjob on BBC Micro. IS *very* hard at first but once you get into it it's pretty good. I love these kind of graphics!

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candycab
RiKo wrote:
I'm being incredibly retro today. I am playing Oddjob on BBC Micro. IS *very* hard at first but once you get into it it's pretty good. I love these kind of graphics!

i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr45/RimShot69/Oddjobbsc.jpg


Glad you were able to get something out of my Skyrim rant Grin

Looks like a pretty fun period game Smile I'm still of the mind that simplicity can offer the best experience a lot of the time.

That takes me back to the days of EPYX and Jump-Man on the C64, though that is much more colorful than any EPYX game I remember.

Curious to know what you are using for a controller as I'm not familiar with the BBC at all ?

I couldn't tell you how many Joysticks I destroyed back then since most seemed to desentigrate in record time especially with games like "Summer Games" etc. It wasn't until getting a WICO Command Stick that I was satisfied. I still have it and use for the 2600 once in a great while.

I loved the EPYX EX500 but they were too delicate to hold up long.
Edited by candycab on 22. January 2012 20:14
I spent most of the eighties, most of my life, riding around in somebody else's car, in possession of, or ingested of, something illegal, on my way from something illegal to something illegal with many illegal things happening all around me.

James Newell Osterberg, Jr


"Last screw is hidden under a warranty-voiding sticker. Darn, cant return this thing to the store - guess Ill just have to make a laptop out of it!"

Ben Heck on PS3 Slim
 
RiKo
Glad you were able to get something out of my Skyrim rant Grin


It was very interesting + useful. I think we should have a little mini-reviews section where people can give little reviews on games. would be really interesting to hear people's opinions on games and what they enjoy.

Curious to know what you are using for a controller as I'm not familiar with the BBC at all ?


I was using the keyboard, its one of those where you can redefine keys Smile i remember having a joystick on BBC when i was young but a lot of the games need the keyboard because joysticks only had one button then. (well they had multiple buttons but they all did the same thing) . I actually remember we had a Quickshot turbo II joystick and some kind of analogue joystick too. My favourite old joysticks are the Competition Pro ones. They released those in USB form now too. They can take a battering for sure.

I was playing this on Beebem (a BBC emulator) when i was young the BBC Micro was our first family computer so i love a lot of the games. This game Oddjob i have never played before so i am coming to it new. (it was written by the guy who wrote Beebem and never released) The BBC was a fast computer for it's time but didnt have any hardware sprites so everything is drawn by the processor which i guess slows things down a bit.

http://www.mkw.me...tware.html

I just googled EPYX 500 and it looks just like the Konix Speedking joystick we had here. i wonder if its the same? I remember they were popular but i never had one myself. I can imagine it being good for fast waggling though the way it sits in the palm of your hand.
Edited by RiKo on 23. January 2012 14:34
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candycab
lol just remembered you asked about Skyrim vs Oblivion. I think Oblivion is worth grabbing now only on the PC platform since its dirt cheap and there are tons of mods for it to really make the game a better experience than what you get right out of the box. However if you just want to get in and play, Skyrim is the more sorted out of the Two and mechanically more up to date in terms of how we currently play RPG games so things wont feel as odd as they do in Oblivion when it comes to menus etc.

Again I would go with the PC version as you can do so much more with them mod wise and change things you don't care for like the inventory system layouts etc that you just cant do on the console versions. You can tweak the graphics to no end with the PC versions again getting exactly what you want out of the experience.

That Konix stick looks the same minus a button for what ever reason. I would bet they are from the same manufacturer just re-branded. I had a couple of the Slick Sticks back then too, they broke rather quickly as well Smile It was pretty easy to Wag the stick loose on the 500 since the plastic they used was very rigid but kind if brittle so the tabs inside they screwed the cherry switches to would shear off and the whole stick would move around, otherwise they were great ergonomically.
I spent most of the eighties, most of my life, riding around in somebody else's car, in possession of, or ingested of, something illegal, on my way from something illegal to something illegal with many illegal things happening all around me.

James Newell Osterberg, Jr


"Last screw is hidden under a warranty-voiding sticker. Darn, cant return this thing to the store - guess Ill just have to make a laptop out of it!"

Ben Heck on PS3 Slim
 
AngelaAsakura
I'm currently co-oping Secret of Mana with my bro. It's a short, but incredibly sweet game. Music
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RiKo
I am still playing SSFIV when i can. Unfortunately i cant play very much at the moment. i found this replay of me losing to the 5th best Guy on XBLA today (the replay was from a few months back) I stupidly attacked him when he was doing a focus attack at the end of the first round, but he would have won anyway. Don't get to fight many top-players, i think they all fight in special lobbies most of the time.....

YouTube Video


here's him fighting in a tournament against Tokido (Tokido is one of my favourite players)

YouTube Video

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rbelmonte171
well, i was looking at my collection and decided to stop buying new games and play the ones i have.
i started with my online neo collection (i just started sunday) and my plan is to play every game until i finish them i am already on neo online collection number 5, and am having a lot of fun with games i havent played in so song,
hopefully i can be done with all my import fighting games by june...
the worst part about this is that i have to finish Fatal Fury Special Shock
 
RiKo
Rbelmonte wrote :- the worst part about this is that i have to finish Fatal Fury Special Shock


haha jeez! that game is hard too. Maybe enter the HSC when you do, i think me and only one person entered the HSC for that game.

I like that idea of only playing the games you have. I think that a lot of enjoyment can come from that. I remember the days when i had a SNES and could only afford 7 games the whole time i had the system. But those games really got a lot of play and gave me a lot of enjoyment.

Having said that don't play games you really dont enjoy or it will just become a trudge.
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rbelmonte171
i agree with you Riko, i was buying so many games and not really having time to play them (although i just a psvita with 3 games :shrugSmile but i decided to slow down on how many i buy and start playing the ones i have, i will start with ps2 neo collection first then the neo itself and see where i go from there, snes, nes, genesis who knows..
 
reelmojo
Riko, that's cool that you got to fight one of the top SSFIV players! I once had a series of matches against a guy in KOFXII (yes... not XIII) who was absolutely slaughtering me. I recognized his gamertag for some reason, and when I checked after the match it was because he was number one on the leaderboards! In five matches I won exactly one round (the first one), so I was pretty proud of myself.

Anyway, I've been away for a while so it seems like this is a good thread to be posting in. I've been enjoying my PS3 immensely, even going as far as to pay for a Playstation Plus membership. They give out free games every month so it's definitely worth the money. I recently completed Sly Cooper, which I had never played before!

A bunch of other games I played a lot while I wasn't active around here:

Infamous 1, 2 and Festival of Blood
Street Fighter X Tekken
Battle Fantasia
Golden Axe
Streets of Rage 2
Borderlands
Wipeout HD Fury


I highly recommend Borderlands to anyone who has ever enjoyed first person shooters and rpgs. The fact that the sequel is going to focus more on storytelling has me very excited because that might have been the game's one major flaw. I also need to try Rage since it seems pretty similar (and of course it's by id so I'm sure I'll love it).
 
TF73
Been playing KOf 99 a bit lately. Great game and looking forward to get more in depth with the control.
 
RiKo
Not sure if i can ever remember playing KOF99! hope you are enjoying it TF73 Thumbs Up

Reelmojo wrote:- Riko, that's cool that you got to fight one of the top SSFIV players! I once had a series of matches against a guy in KOFXII (yes... not XIII) who was absolutely slaughtering me. I recognized his gamertag for some reason, and when I checked after the match it was because he was number one on the leaderboards! In five matches I won exactly one round (the first one), so I was pretty proud of myself.


yes is really good to test yourself against the best players. I always expect to lose (of course) but i'm happy if i can be vaguely competitive. Well you did well to win a round! I always remember Poongko (one of the top SSFIV players) saying he practices 14 hours a day. How can you compete with someone like that? Once i spoke to a fellow player who had fought PJS/Brokenteir Latif who is the top Viper player, and he said that he couldnt even hit him. This guy also said i should choose an easier character to play, but i like Viper!! haha, even though i cant do her advanced stuff.
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candycab
Been revisiting old PC stuff lately

Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2
Gunmetal

Also using Nebula to play various Sega Model 2 hardware based games like

Sega Rally
Super GT
Touring Car Championship
Gun Blade NY
Virtua Cop

Fun games for a quick diversion from the norm now and then Smile

I spent most of the eighties, most of my life, riding around in somebody else's car, in possession of, or ingested of, something illegal, on my way from something illegal to something illegal with many illegal things happening all around me.

James Newell Osterberg, Jr


"Last screw is hidden under a warranty-voiding sticker. Darn, cant return this thing to the store - guess Ill just have to make a laptop out of it!"

Ben Heck on PS3 Slim
 
reelmojo
Months ago I bought P.N.03 for a whopping $2.99, set it on my Gamecube shelf and forgot about it. Last night I put it in for the first time and found it oddly compelling. I couldn't shake the feeling that it was extremely simplistic, perhaps too much so. But at the same time I couldn't stop playing! At work today I kept thinking about getting home so I could continue playing. I think the game's minimalist design harkens back to simpler times when shoot-dodge-shoot gameplay was all you needed. It wraps classic gameplay in an incredibly stylistic package. In short, I love it.

I also played through Metal Slug XX for the first time. It definitely deserves to stand next to the older NeoGeo entries. There is some really cool stuff in this game that proves this old series still has life left in it. The waterfall level where the enemy forces are literally throwing tanks at you is intense, the section in the giant screen filling mech is just balls to the walls awesome, and the parachuting section is nothing short of brilliant. I mostly played as Leona because... come on it's Leona in a Metal Slug game! How cool is that!?
 
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