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  1. NEG

    Megadrive Mini

    Pressing START switches between punches and kicks.
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    Nintendo Switch

    A slightly more forgiving review:
  3. Whilst I still have some releases to play of this year, if I even get around to playing them, I very much doubt this will be topped as my current GOTY. When was the last time you could say you stayed at the title screen in a modern title just to admire and enjoy it? Not in BotW that's for sure. It does nearly everything right. The Atari levels stick out like a sour thumb, they're nice for what they are and of course fit the song they go along with, but if the game overall is going to have slower sections, it needed more than this to fit in with everything else, they feel like oddballs as a result.
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    Megadrive Mini

    Why? Do they have a SEGA section?
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    Megadrive Mini

    They would be if I was the editor of all these newspapers.
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    Megadrive Mini

    Agreed, even the more normally knowledgable ones have been very lacking in telling us exactly what is being provided on the PAL MD. At the very most one observed that the Virtua Fighter rom still had the Genesis subtitle on the start screen: so it's the Genesis rom, but what about every other game? I've simply assumed that M2 have been lazy and are using US/JP roms for everything. M2 have a habit of ignoring PAL/50hz even in their SEGA AGES releases (would it be so hard to add a toggle/give us the PAL rom too?) so it's no surprise it's a similar thing here.
  7. I have to say I'm disappointed at the vote tallies being closed off at the end of the year. Part of the charm of having the vote last a while into the new year is getting a chance to play through some of the years titles you may have either not finished yet or not have enough thoughts on yet to consider as a contender. This is especially true of the winter season generally being the time people get to play more games over the holidays. I'll keep my complaints to a minimum however and move on. I'll fill in the gaps when it isn't 2am. Game of the Year A1. Sayonara Wild Hearts A2. Untitled Goose Game A3. A4. A5. Biggest Disappointment of the Year (game, hardware, or anything else) Z1. Pokemon Sword/Shield Z2. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Z3. Switch Lite Z4. Mario Kart Tour Z5. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Sound Design of the Year S1. S2. S3. Visual Design of the Year V1. V2. V3. Writing of the Year W1. W2. W3. Gaming Format (System) of the Year F1. SEGA Mega Drive Mini Yes, it counts. Because as much as Switch 'gets the games'/ as far as hardware goes the MD Mini has been a constant hype machine for me throughout the year. From SEGA finally firing AtGames to slowly revealing the games list, to releasing tower parts! Oh, and it looks as classy as ever helps too. Publisher or Developer of the Year P1. Best Supported Game (released pre 2019) of the Year B1. Your game of the year that didn't come out this year (basically what is your favourite game you played this year that came out in 2018 or earlier) X1. Best game character of the year C1. C2. C3. And the big one: Game of the Decade D1. BIT.TRIP FLUX (Wii, 2011) D2. Bejeweled 3 (PC, 2010) D3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii, 2011) D4. Cookie Clicker (Browser, 2013) D5. Undertale (PC, 2015) D6. Marvel Heroes (PC, 2013) D7. BIT.TRIP Presents...Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PC, 2013) D8. To The Moon (PC, 2011) D9. Portal 2 (PC, 2011) D10. The Witness (PC, 2016) Something you have to understand about my decade list is I'm treating it as a personal top 10. I'm not factoring in industry significance, titles pushing gaming forward, games which caused whole copycat crazes (mobas, fortnight), micro-transactions, none of that. These are purely games over the last decade that have factored into my life, helped me at the best and worst of times, or have good memories with others playing them. It's far easier this way, and feels better, too. Than to praise Witcher 3 for pushing things whilst also pointing out most of the industry ignored it and went micro-transaction crazy instead anyway, as one example. This also factors out something like Sonic Mania, for as amazing as it is (and it is), on a personal level it didn't affect me, my 100+ hours playing it across all platforms is just 'fun times'. Not 'life' significant.
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    Megadrive Mini

    Same question for all the controllers: 3 button, 6 button, and this wireless one: Please test the sonic thumb roll. You know what I mean. A couple of Amazon reviews last month complained about exactly that (it not being very good), and I want to know if it's a specific model, all of them or what. Else just stick to 8bitdo's model. It's not perfect (smaller) but the d-pad is fine. Knowing exactly which kind of 3 button we've ended up with would also be nice (and if we can buy any separately). SEGA kept changing the insides throughout the Mega Drive's life, with the Made in Malaysia ones being my favored 3-button D-Pad (even better than the 6-button due to being larger, has a screw in the middle of the d-pad when you open it up) versus the earlier revisions which are stiffer in various ways (some put the D-Pad contacts behind the board!...another kind has no screw). It made me realize it's probably for this very reason third parties haven't been able to replicate the perfect SEGA D-Pad in the earlier days: SEGA themselves couldn't make up their mind for how smooth the thumb rolling should be until the 6-button! Which is, alas, smaller than the 3-button.
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    Megadrive Mini

    My 2nd monitor broke recently so I've had to cancel my pre-order, saving up for monitor is more important for now. I've noticed the PAL tower parts in the SEGA Europe stream the other day and it annoys me to no end that there are currently no plans to sell them outside of the Japanese versions from Japan.
  10. The answer is that the Mini's are official hardware. Pi with a Mega Drive case is not official SEGA approved hardware.
  11. Because I know I won't make time to play every game I approve the look of, but want the developer to survive and make something even better.
  12. You've responded exactly how I expected you might. You are fueled with hate and bile with absolutely anything that isn't you, which I'd normally find sad, except your schoolyard bully attitude deserves no pity and thankfully, is being called out by others on the forum as well. It is a absolutely hilarious you mention me and hate in the same line when compared to yourself. To the dev poster here who cut ties with the dead dev, only to be told here they shouldn't feel guilty (couldn't be arsed to quote), is sadly just as inhumane/unemotional an action to be told. He died because within a week cancel culture cut ties with him, no judge, no jury. The very 'very' least you can manage is indeed, guilt. Guilt for beleving anything on face value and acting on it.
  13. Making my alliance toons on the RP server since I can't have both sides on the rp-pvp server... and you'd think it would be less lively, nearly a week, 10pm at night...nope, 10 drawfs newly created around me, not a wolf around to kill. Amazing times indeed.
  14. In lighter albeit bittersweet news of sorts that I too wanted to inform as many people of: Sonic The Comic Online recently celebrated 25 years as a whole of STC with a story by Kitching as a 'this is the final story' sort of story, if that makes sense. The comic is of course continuing, but it's a nice bookend for the fans. Definitely worth the read. http://www.stconline.co.uk/comics/exitsonic/
  15. I guess that's one name you can take off your list now, Broker?
  16. @Fallows Add-me-doo! https://www.twitch.tv/thirnova Mostly retro, sometimes speed runs, sometimes modern. Currently it's been non-stop Classic WoW.
  17. But probably not great playing. I really don't understand fandom sometimes, what joy is there in being one of the endless thousands of minions fora top streamer that won't ever give you a seconds notice. The 'chance' of him liking you? Sheesh.
  18. If the recent ProJared dealings has taught me anything, it is to not consume anyone's word as absolute fact.
  19. Never do that to yourself again, an incredibly horrible way to play.
  20. Zandalar Tribe now marked as a full server, hey let's log in early to beat the rush.. Oh, 90min queue again, it's only 4pm.
  21. As someone who prefers the original art style I've been loving it. It also has a english translation alongside english voices, which is a rarity/most weren't aware that SEGA/Compile bothered making a English version of the first Puyo back in the day. Oh, and has the best music, of course. (But not the most balanced ruleset, you can't juggle grey blocks back and forth like from 2 onwards, this is very much Mean Bean Machine territory of difficulty)
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