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Offline Rogue Trooper

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They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« on: January 22, 2013, 18:16:55 PM »
Thinking here of games which 1st gave us features/mechanics we now take for granteed, yet so little was made of these 'devices' at review, they never seem remembered by todays gaming press.

3 to start ball rolling:

1)Outlaws (PC):Slamned at review, yet featured a Sniper Rifle before Goldeneye (think PC MDK might also count here) and featured a level set on a moving train, now so overdone it's become a cliche.

2)+3) Kill.Switch/Rogue Trooper (various platforms, inc PS2)-Did the whole blindfire and crouching behind cover mechanics a generation before 360 Gears Of War, but reading some 360 mag reviews of Gears..you'd think Epic were the 1st to do it, only 360 made it possible.

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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 19:58:57 PM »
Picture this: A fighting game, that controls a lot like a platformer, including the ability to grab ledges and pull yourself up. Levels where you're free to run around and grab items to attack your opponent.

Super Smash Brothers, right?



The Outfoxies, from 1994, would like to have a word with you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxapXSAijw

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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 15:15:48 PM »
RealSports Tennis on the Atari 2600 was the very first console game to allow you to enter your name!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMocFmcL1a0

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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 16:42:21 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
RealSports Tennis on the Atari 2600 was the very first console game to allow you to enter your name!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMocFmcL1a0

Wow!  I didn't realize it was a 2600 game that first allowed this! 

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 11:34:03 AM »
I thought the Odyssey2 was the first console

1981 with K.C. Munchkin?

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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 13:09:14 PM »
Quote from: "onthinice"
I thought the Odyssey2 was the first console

1981 with K.C. Munchkin?

You could be right actually about KC Munchkin.

Apparently RealSports Tennis was the first console sports game to allow you play as yourself and enter your name on a scoreboard.

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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 07:46:22 AM »
Sega for being the first console manufacturer to make videogaming 'cool' in the Western world with what they achieved with Mega Drive/Genesis.

The received modern-day wisdom of teh internets would have us believe it was Sony who made videogaming 'cool' with PlayStation seemingly on account of them installing PS kiosks in nightlubs for drugged up nightclubbing types to bounce off walls trying to play WipEout and it being associated with Lara Croft even though Tomb Raider was released on other platforms prior to appearing on Sony's console.
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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 17:43:30 PM »
The Nintendo DS always seems to get the credit for being the first touch screen games machine but of course the Tiger Game.com did it many years before, albeit in black and white.

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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 23:58:51 PM »
The one reminds me of Augmented Reality in handheld games.

Something that Ninty and then Sony made a great fanfare of with it featuring on 3DS and PS Vita respectively.

Augmented Reality featured in games on the Gizmondo back in 2005.

Oh, and the Gizmondo had GPS sat nav too way before it appeared on smartphones.
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Re: They did it 1st, yet sadly never got the credit!.
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 01:59:17 AM »
The fatalities in Mortal Kombat, they were well used in Amiga's "Moonstone" that was released a year before the first Mortal Kombat.
You could even argue the first fatality was in palace softwares Barbarian (Death Sword if your in the States).