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Retro Chat / Re: Best platformers?
« on: December 22, 2014, 17:27:42 PM »
Really grew to dislike platformers after the newer consoles appeared and the only ones I can truly say I loved were on C64 (Turrican, Myth, Cyberdyne Warrior and Creatures) and Master System (Rastan and Wonder Boy).
These new fangled contraptions and their fancy graphics..PAH.

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Retro Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« on: December 22, 2014, 17:23:37 PM »
After about 30 hours of Dragon Age Inquisition, I got totally bored so have left that for now and am now playing Mega Turrican and Phantasy Star IV again :)
Stiiiiill plodding through my save of Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World, 26 years later lol

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Retro Chat / Re: Favourite Game Compilations
« on: December 22, 2014, 17:16:51 PM »
Quote from: "Gone"

Wow I remember this set, had it on the C64 and adored it, so many awesome games!

My favourite compilations though were:

This was a compilation of 3 fantastic text adventures by Level 9, namely Lords of Time, Red Moon and Price of Magic all of which were excellent adventures and thoroughly enjoyable.

The absolute best collection I have ever owned though was:

Look at it, Last Ninja 1&3, Myth, Flimbos Quest...once I had this I rarely played anythingelse all year until I had finished those 3 (how the heck did I ever finish Myth!?)

They don't do collections like they used too...hell the Red Faction collection I ordered had no Red Faction :(

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Retro Chat / Re: Favourite turn based games?
« on: February 26, 2013, 09:39:55 AM »
Quote from: "StickHead"
Nobody's mentioned Buck Rogers Countdown to Doomsday on the Megadrive yet, so I thought I'd give it a nod. Great atmosphere, and I loved the fact that you could befriend the alien races if you trod carefully, providing really powerful allies. The further you got in the game, the more you got attached to the characters you created. Great stuff.

Hmmm....I have it and have played it a lot but always do the initial base attack, leave for the spaceport and them stop playing!?
Maybe one day I will have to give it the care and attention it clearly deserves....

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Introductions / Re: Greetings!
« on: February 22, 2013, 08:30:57 AM »
Velcome Ah ha ha.

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Retro Chat / Re: Favourite turn based games?
« on: February 20, 2013, 09:20:38 AM »
Well apart from the obvious Suikoden, Phantasy Star 4 and Might and Magic: Gates to Another World I do love Lords of Chaos, Master of Magic and Bards Tale and Johnny Rebb 2 on C64.

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Retro Chat / Re: Videogames that made you smile!
« on: February 20, 2013, 09:15:27 AM »
New York City on the Atari 800xl is the first I can think of.
Then Turrrican 1/2 on C64, Shogo Mobile Armour Division & Blood 2 on DOS, Hexen on PS1 and Bards Tale on the Atari 800xl.

All these bring back happy memories of sitting with my old friends and playing games for hours on end :)

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Retro Chat / Re: HD Remakes Of Classic Games - Good Or Bad?
« on: February 20, 2013, 09:12:20 AM »
Hmmm....I chose No but in retrospect should have chosen Depends on the Game I think.
I was bitter due to my experience with the Hitman HD Collection (which sucks donkey dick) but I realise now we are talking about games being remade and not just given a spray of polish.

So yeah, depends on the game. I would gladly pay full price for an up-to-date remake of any of these...
Arx Fatalis
AVP
Drakan
Shogo
Syndicate (and the remake by Starbreeze can just crawl off and die).
System Shock 2

I think that too many reimaginings (like the aforementioned Syndicate, PSPs Alien Syndrome, Bionic Commando, Perfect Dark on the 360, the vomit-inspiring Front Mission Evolved and  Conkers Bad Fur Day in which all the profanity was removed!!) are being made and frankly they do not work.

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Entertainment / Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
« on: February 10, 2013, 19:32:57 PM »
Watched all 3 Chronicles of Narnia this week (as never took any notice of Prince Caspian or Voyage of the Dawntreader first time round) and have to say the later in the trilogy I got, the better the film.
I found TL,TW&TW really lacking in any sense of magic or spectacle and it just did little for me.
PC was a little better with a more magical feel and much more of a sense of scale and danger and VotDT was really good I felt. The environments and characters were all very magical and the boss fight at the end worked really well.
I have to say though that I found the ending of the 3rd really depressing when SPOILER> "Lucy and Edmund were told they could never return".

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Retro Chat / Re: Hardest games you've played
« on: February 10, 2013, 17:26:51 PM »

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Retro Chat / Re: Have your gaming tastes changed over the years?
« on: February 10, 2013, 17:18:53 PM »
Not really...
I've always loved RPGs and they are still my favourite genre today and equally have always been a sucker for a good mech game and even today anything with Mech or Robots (Vanquish, Crysis, Armored Core) still sucks me in.
I did used to adore a good platformer, such as Impossible Mission or House of Usher but as none of these sorts of games are really made anymore I don't really have an opportunity to play them..

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Sony Console Chat. / Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
« on: February 09, 2013, 18:55:47 PM »
For me, many of the games that always appear on lists (FFVII, MGS etc) have lost their lustre for me over the years, what with my rediscovery of better games from even older systems. Now I have a much more mixed list with some more unusual games.
Adventures of Alundra
Bloody Roar 2
Brahma Force
Descent 2
Diablo
Future Cop L.A.P.D
Front Mission 3
Gauntlet Legends (is this what you meant by Gauntlet Legions or have I missed out on a Gauntlet Game??)
Hexen
Machine Hunter
Rival Schools
Sentient
Sentinel Returns
Suikoden
Tenchu
The Hunter
Unholy War
Vandal Hearts

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Entertainment / Re: Movies that you'll never likely tire of viewing
« on: January 29, 2013, 16:27:03 PM »
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
American Werewolf in London
Cracking movie! The scene in the London Underground and the soundtrack are perhaps what I recall most clearly when thinking of it.

I think this was the first Horror movie I really really loved and even to this day it is proof that horror movies can be exciting, engrossing and scary without the need to show excessive gore.

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Flight of the Navigator
Love that movie and I still remember seeing it at the cinema all those years ago. Proof positive that special effects aren't always needed if the cinematography is up to scratch. I'm tempted to pick up the Blu-ray Disc just to witness those amazing flight scenes at their majestic best. A charming and refreshingly simple storyline too.

Personally I find the story extremely deep and mature for a 'kids' film, the child dealing with his world having changed in his absence and the way he is treated like a lab experiment.
Sad to think that the last anyone heard of the actor was a Canadian arrest warrant for multiple cases of fraud :(

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Entertainment / Re: Movies that you'll never likely tire of viewing
« on: January 28, 2013, 23:45:43 PM »
Ooh...there are a few I never tire of, namely.

Alien
American Werewolf in London
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Conan the Barbarian
Ghostbusters
Die Hard
Flight of the Navigator
Jaws
Jurassic Park
Kairo
Nightbreed
Peeping Tom
Poltergeist
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars 4-6
The Beyond
The Fog (John Carpenters)
The Mist
The Thing (John Carpenters)

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Entertainment / Re: Real Life Eric Cartman
« on: January 14, 2013, 19:05:37 PM »
Hahaha...I love this guy, saw the Diablo one ages ago :)

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