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Major Britten

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  1. Might not be a popular opinion but I still think that the original Resi 2 is better than the remake. There were too many changes which were for the worse and the whole scenario a & b system which was one the most unique aspects of the original was completely ruined. I’ve also grown to appreciate the original Resi 3 and enjoyed my recent playthrough much more than when it originally came out. Code Veronica is a bit of a chore and with the most annoying villain in the series. Worst game by far for me is Revelations, I thought the boat setting would be great and maybe similar to Carrier but it was truly awful, the story, voice acting, enemies and just general presentation were all just bad, it may have been a technical showpiece for the 3DS but nothing else holds up compared to the rest of the series.
  2. Yeah Timesplitters felt incredibly rushed and seemed to be focused on multiplayer only, which was really disappointing considering all the hype around the game about it being made by most of the team that were responsible for Goldeneye and Perfect Dark.
  3. Considering the shipping time is Q4 2023 it’s likely to be an open preorder until orders slow down, I doubt they’ll sell out within a day. When the NT mini noir had its final run I managed to get one without any issues. Kind of surprising that they are doing this as it will leave them with the pocket as their only system for sale and they can’t even make enough of those to have in stock. I’m sure there will be new models of the NT, Super NT and Mega SG all with Analogue OS integration, but theres no way they will announce those before the older models ship at the end of next year because otherwise people will just cancel their orders.
  4. Play them on mute or change the language
  5. Kamiya is always a fucking dick so thats nothing new. Did she say what she got paid for the original Bayonetta and the sequel? If she got less than $4,000 or about the same then Platinum hasn’t really done anything wrong and it’s not exactly an insult if thats what she got before. Also how many days worth of work would she have had to done? If it’s just recording for a couple of days then $4,000 isn’t that bad considering that the programmers actually making the game for the last 4 or 5 years would make less than that in a month.
  6. Two of my favorite light gun games growing up are sadly arcade only. First one being Virtua Cop 3, which I still can’t believe never got a home port. Probably the one I played the most though was The Lost World: Jurassic Park. That one blew me away when I first played it and although it had absolutely nothing to do with the movie other than there being dinosaurs, it was still great fun and atmospheric. In the future I want to get a decent enough PC and a Sinden lightgun mainly for those two.
  7. Recently picked up an original xbox and first game I got for it was Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Managed to play through and complete it and it’s still a lot of fun although can be difficult with some of the later enemies that can kill you in a couple of shots.
  8. Obviously technical things in games like controls, graphics, framerates, interactivity, storytelling and camera controls have advanced dramatically, but in terms of the actual user experience of using the hardware and playing games on it in what ways are modern systems better?
  9. MiSTer is great and its something I’m looking forward to getting in the future, but it is very much a hobbyist machine for people who enjoy tinkering with settings as much as playing the games themselves. Game compatibility is not 100% for every core and it is constantly being updated. I personally prefer a solution like Analogue’s consoles which is pretty much plug and play with compatibility with original cartridges and accessories.
  10. Yeah it’s getting better, especially with stuff on game pass which you can be pre-download days before release. But for me the biggest concern is with most publishers focusing on GaaS with constant updates and DLC. There are some games that feel more like a second job rather than a piece of entertainment. And others that simply do not have an ending. I’d much rather have a game that can be beaten in a few hours which I can always go back to than a game that takes hundreds of hours of grinding or doing repetitive tasks that are there for padding which I will never touch again after finishing it. Games like Mario, Banjo-Kazooie, Goldeneye, Zelda, sonic, panzer dragoon, Halo, Resident Evil 1, 2 & 3 and Pokémon are some series that I have been playing regularly for over 20 years and most of them I do play through every year, and I never get bored of them. Resident Evil 1 and Mario 64 are two for example that I must have finished at least a hundred times each over the years, I know them inside out but never get bored with them, which is something that I cannot say for most modern games.
  11. Due to difficulties with my CRT I went for a while without playing anything retro and have mainly being playing games from the 360/PS3 onward. Recently got a new CRT and have been going back and playing some PS1, PS2 and Gamecube games and was surprised by just how much better the overall experience was: - No terms and conditions allowing publishers to use all your gaming data that need agreeing to. - No installing the games on to the HDD before you can open it. - No need to wait for a patch to download and update before you can start the game. - No micro-transaction advertisements or season passes, in fact no DLC at all. - No notifications telling me that I have run out of space and need to delete something so I can install/download a patch. - No system updates that have to be installed as soon as the system is switched on. - Games can generally be finished within a week Playing a modern game can take upwards of 10 minutes from putting the disk in and actually starting to play the game. With the retro systems I just simply put the disk or cartridge in, power on the console and that is it. Although there are some benefits to modern consoles, such as quick resume, it was kind of shocking to see how bad the user experience has become in every other way. I feel sorry for the younger generation who never played on systems from the 128-bit generation or before. The only systems on the market now that are even close to that are the Evercade or the Analogue repro consoles.
  12. The only GaaS title I really got hooked on was Sega Heroes, I didn’t spend any money on it, but I played that game every day for over a year and racked up an insane amount of hours. In the end Sega decided to shut the game down which is why I stopped. I remember that for the final week they gave out a shit load of gems which would have cost hundreds of dollars ordinarily, so people could buy and level up all of the characters. I was so glad that I hadn’t spent any money on that game as not only would I have felt cheated by them giving out all of those gems, it would have also been a huge waste of money as the game was completely unplayable once they pulled the plug after only a year or so. After that experience I have avoided all mobile or multiplayer only games and only play titles with a single player mode.
  13. Should try and replay this at some point, to see if I will enjoy it more a second time through. I bought and finished it at release and was pretty underwhelmed by it. Maybe if it wasn’t called Resident Evil then I would have enjoyed it more for what it is but it just doesn’t feel like a resi game to me at all, the story was pretty weak and Ethan just is not an interesting character. I still dont like the change to first person either, and after playing the Resi 2 & 3 remakes it seems a bit strange that they went back to first person with this one.
  14. Glad to see that was a mistake on MS’s part. Any impressions for dolphin and flycast on the series s? Any compatibility issues? Can all games run at 4K?
  15. I wonder if Joker will get another run, that one sold out within days in Japan and now the only ones available are from scalpers who are charging about £60 online. All of the other smash amiibo get new runs periodically except joker.
  16. Well apparently the order number range was 85XXX around last week, according to a member on era. So I’m probably going to just miss out on the 1st batch, assuming that they got around 10,000 units. But to be perfectly honest I don’t mind the wait, Ive got plenty of stuff to play and by the time I get mine the jailbreak should be out, Analogue OS will be finished and the dock will also likely be updated with everything thats missing at the moment
  17. Ordered as soon as the site went live, must of taken 10 seconds to add everything I wanted to cart and hit check out, then was stuck in a queue for 3 minutes and got an order number of 974XX.
  18. Well the seller will probably be making £50 from it after the ebay fees are taken which I have no problem with, the guy wasn’t taking the piss with his price and its got me something which I haven’t been able to get my hands on for over a year. Plus I needed to get a region B blu-ray player as most of my discs are from the UK and at the moment my only UK blu-ray player is my ps3 which is getting on now, so it saves me having to buy and import a separate player which would have also cost a lot to ship. Shipping and tax fees sucks but I’m going to be pretty happy over Christmas if it arrives on time
  19. After a year with absolutely no luck getting one and against my better judgment I’ve just ordered a halo series x off of ebay. Couldn’t find anyone willing to ship one to Japan and the scalpers in Japan are charging around £1,000 which is more than it would cost ordering it from eBay. Found a listing below the current average and around the same price as the standard black ones that resellers are selling online. Shipping and taxes were an extra £120 on top, but at least I can finally get one and as its unlikely MS will make anymore so it would probably increase in price in the future anyway. Hopefully it’ll arrive before Christmas
  20. Depending on the number of preorders (from scalpers), I highly doubt that they will ship them in 2023, that’s just analogue covering their arse with the open preorder. Chip manufacturing has ramped up and with a lot more new investment it should hopefully be back to normal levels next year, in which case Analogue should be able to manufacture more and will also know roughly how many units to order and can adjust their numbers to fulfill those orders, instead of making a limited batch at a time and only having that number available for sale which sells out in seconds, which is what they normally do.
  21. They probably forgot about that one and will update the expected date after Christmas.
  22. I’m still planning on using my everdrives, no doubt there will be an jailbreak, but with the everdrives it still allows me to play my games with the saves on original hardware if I wish to.
  23. Got fond memories of playing exhumed on the Saturn way back in the day. Really looking forward to the remaster that will be coming out soon. In fact the last few years has been pretty great with many 90’s fps making a come back, already had amazing remasters of Duke, Doom 1, 2 & 64, Turok 1 & 2 and soon Exhumed and System Shock.
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