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  1. Zio

    The Saturn Appreciation Thread

    I was a bit of a Sega nut as a kid, so chose a Saturn at the time over a PlayStation, and I've never really regretted that decision. Most of the PlayStation games I really wanted came to the Saturn anyway (albeit usually with slightly inferior ports, such as Wipeout, Wipeout 2097 and Resident Evil). It's probably the console I have the fondest memories of and I still have mine at home for when I occasionally want a play. I even bought an Action Replay to allow me to play stuff from any region and modded it with a 50Hz/60Hz switch and chip to allow me to play CD+Rs on it (the next best thing to having a Saturn Everdrive I guess). It's just a shame I no longer have a CRT for my light gun games... I'm one of the few that actually really liked the port of House Of The Dead (I mean, it's janky as all fuck and looks terrible, but the actual game is pretty solid).
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    Playstation Vita

    My 64GB card with my 100+-but-still-not-finished Persona 4 save upped and died a few weeks ago, so I feel your pain.
  3. Around 15 years ago I worked in a Gamestation and would hoover up anything retro we'd have traded in, plus I'd occasionally buy the Japanese copies of some of my favourite Megadrive games purely because I much preferred the box art. I built up a fairly decent collection of 16-bit era stuff, but sold it a few years ago to a gentleman on this very forum. It was just getting a bit too much for me. These days, I still have an original Japanese Mega Drive (I remember lusting after one after seeing photos in C+VG in 89/90 and desperately wanting one), a Super Famicom and a backlit-modded original GBA, all with flash cartridges (an Everdrive X7 for the Mega Drive, an SD2SNES for the SFC and an Everdrive X5 for the GBA). I much prefer playing on original hardware than emulation... I'm not fully sure I could even really tell you why. I guess it's just knowing you're getting the authentic experience. I have no such qualms about using the flash cartridges though, clearly. I did, until very recently, have a 21-inch CRT PVM screen for all this, but it was a pain in the arse having this massive box taking up space in my little flat, so sold it on. In it's place I bought a OSSC upscaler, but I'm a bit disappointed with it to be honest. I've since bought an Analogue Super NT and have an Analogue Mega SG on pre-order. The Super NT is a beautiful bit of kit, so the Mega SG was a no-brainer. I imagine I'll still keep my original consoles though. Sometimes I look at people on here with the Neo Geo collections and marvel at how they can spend so much money on retro gaming, and then I look at all the shit I've bought over the years!
  4. Zio

    Nintendo Switch

    Well, one of the GBA ones - Metroid Fusion.
  5. Zio

    Super Nintendo Appreciation Thread

    To be fair though, once S-DD1 support is in there, I'd be completely happy with the standard SD2SNES. The only games that would be left unplayable after that would be some of the more hyper-obscure Japanese stuff I have no interest in. The Super-FX and SA1 support that was recently added seems nigh-on perfect!
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    Doctor Who

    No way. That was much more like it!
  7. I think in-game hooks were disabled in recent firmware because it doesn't work correctly anymore with the SuperFX emulation, or something like that. You might have to manually enable them in the settings on the SD2SNES main menu.
  8. I wasn't keen on Chapter 5 either. Those of you slogging your way through have my sympathies. It does get much, much better though. The story on this one is lengthy, but I don't feel like it overstays it's welcome at all - Chapter 5 is just a bit of a blip, and I guess the idea was to break things up a little. Seriously, I think this has one of the best stories I've seen in a game. I don't really understand what people are saying about it not making sense. And it leads perfectly into RDR 1 so far as I can see.
  9. I think with the whole thing about content in this game... it's not really like the Fallout and Elder Scrolls games where there's side quests all over the shop. The meaty stuff is all in the story missions, where the more you go through the story, the more side stuff opens up. The random encounters as you explore the place are more little side distractions and garnish for the world, although I've already seen a few fairly cool little Easter Egg-style things dotted about. And whilst the systems are clearly not quite as robust as they are in Breath Of The Wild, there's a lot of adventure you can make up all yourself - plenty of shops, banks, stagecoaches and trains to rob entirely off your own back, lots to see hidden around the world, animals to hunt and stuff. It's an amazingly realised world.
  10. I was exploring in some of the woodland areas in the north of the map last night when I walked into Some minor control issues aside, I think this may actually be the greatest game I've ever played. Obviously it's not going to be for everyone, but I think it's utterly fucking wonderful! Just started Chapter 5 too.
  11. The Eurogamer review highlights my one major concern going into this: RDR1 is possibly my favourite ever game, it's certainly way up the list, but a lot of it was I genuinely loved John Marston and his story by the end of it. The little I've seen of this in videos and trailers hasn't warmed me to Arthur Morgan at all, and the Eurogamer review pretty much confirms his story doesn't compare to Marston's. I am still hugely up for the world though. Even without the story, I fucking loved the Wild West world of the last game.
  12. How are Argos for deliveries? I had £65 sitting in my Coinbase account, so I figured "fuck it" and did that thing where you can change you balance for gift vouchers - thus I bought myself the Special Edition version for PS4 from Argos. I don't think I'm realistically going to have a chance to play it until Sunday night anyhow, but I want that shiny disc now all the same!
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    Doctor Who

    My black housemate told me it needed "more aliens". Seriously though, that was a tremendous episode - I absolutely loved it! And I think he did too, the faux-emotionless git.
  14. I've got a Mega Everdrive X7, which includes the FM sound support for Master System games in the actual cart. I'm hoping that'll work - I guess there's no reason why not.
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