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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #500 on: October 29, 2018, 07:06:49 PM »
As inexplicable as I expected, maybe worse actually considering what's missing.

It's not a bad list, there are just some curious standouts missing, along with a few stinkers that no one in their right mind would spend more than 30 seconds playing (Toshinden I can at least rationalize because while shitty, it was the quintessential early PlayStation game — but the original Rayman, really?).

A lot of the obvious omissions here are probably due to licensing problems and/or Sony not wanting to step on the toes of recent remasters (Parappa and Crash in particular). That being said, it is really hard to squeeze in all the top-notch games on the platform in a list of 20, so why are they wasting time with Jumping Flash?

Anyway, here I've "fixed" the list, bolding the new ones:

Breath of Fire 3
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Colony Wars
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Tactics
Grand Theft Auto
Gran Turismo 2
Metal Gear Solid
Parappa the Rappa
Resident Evil 2
Soul Edge/Blade
Spyro the Dragon
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Syphon Filter
Tekken 3
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
Twisted Metal 2
Vagrant Story

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #501 on: October 30, 2018, 06:33:16 PM »
As inexplicable as I expected, maybe worse actually considering what's missing.

Mmmyeah I'm gonna have to pass on that one.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #502 on: October 30, 2018, 07:05:01 PM »
Revelations Persona is such a weird choice considering it was a heavily edited version of the original game with stuff gutted out of it that had a PSP version that was true to the original. I know it's for nostalgia and all, but are there really Persona 1 USA ver. purists out there?

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #503 on: October 30, 2018, 07:17:27 PM »
It's not a bad list, there are just some curious standouts missing, along with a few stinkers that no one in their right mind would spend more than 30 seconds playing (Toshinden I can at least rationalize because while shitty, it was the quintessential early PlayStation game — but the original Rayman, really?).

Yeah, it's not that most are bad games, just many aren't the best or ones that would be considered quintessential Playstation games like FFVII. And Rayman is like the quintessential multi-plaformer; I think it has been released for every system in existence since 1995! Haven't finished it on one.

A lot of the obvious omissions here are probably due to licensing problems and/or Sony not wanting to step on the toes of recent remasters (Parappa and Crash in particular). That being said, it is really hard to squeeze in all the top-notch games on the platform in a list of 20, so why are they wasting time with Jumping Flash?

Anyway, here I've "fixed" the list, bolding the new ones:

Nice list! That wasn't so hard, but again, they're probably following a path of least licensing resistance as they are trying to pick the 20 best or most renowned PS1 games. Yet it's still crazy to me they don't have Crash or Tomb Raider represented (are people really not going to buy the new Crash trilogy because they could play one of the old ones on a PS1? They could still do that! =). It's like releasing a Nintendo classic without a Mario or Zelda game included. :???:

Mmmyeah I'm gonna have to pass on that one.

I know Walter has the Nintendo ones for quick and easy plug n play access to their classic catalog, which makes some sense in that case, but in general I don't really get the idea of these classic boxes, or at least think there's better alternatives. Either beam it directly to my TV/phone/computer screen or I might as well play the original game system or emulate it, which is basically what this is. I feel like I'm paying for the plastic shell and the pretend experience of the system as much as the content and purported convenience. I mean, I get why Sega et all sells them at CVS and Staples for $60-80, but I don't get why you'd buy them when you can get all those games and more on Steam for cheaper and "forever." All these "classic system" bundles from current gen manufacturers should be available digitally on their latest hardware, at a discount minus the box. Maybe they are? =)
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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #504 on: October 30, 2018, 09:06:15 PM »
I know Walter has the Nintendo ones for quick and easy plug n play access to their classic catalog, which makes some sense in that case, but in general I don't really get the idea of these classic boxes, or at least think there's better alternatives. Either beam it directly to my TV/phone/computer screen or I might as well play the original game system or emulate it, which is basically what this is. I feel like I'm paying for the plastic shell and the pretend experience of the system as much as the content and purported convenience. I mean, I get why Sega et all sells them at CVS and Staples for $60-80, but I don't get why you'd buy them when you can get all those games and more on Steam for cheaper and "forever." All these "classic system" bundles from current gen manufacturers should be available digitally on their latest hardware, at a discount minus the box. Maybe they are? =)

I have the Nintendo ones too, even though I haven't unboxed either of them (for lack of free time). I agree with you in principle, although I think these make sense as cheap and convenient entertainment devices for people in their 30s or 40s who want to re-experience games they fondly remember from their youth. People who wouldn't necessary buy a Switch for example.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #505 on: October 31, 2018, 02:35:19 PM »
I have the Nintendo ones too, even though I haven't unboxed either of them (for lack of free time).

Sad that even if you did have the time this one's not enticing enough in any case.

I agree with you in principle, although I think these make sense as cheap and convenient entertainment devices for people in their 30s or 40s who want to re-experience games they fondly remember from their youth. People who wouldn't necessary buy a Switch for example.

True... until they sell out and cost as much as a Switch! :ganishka: I guess that's not such a problem anymore, and I even see the fun of the pretend system, especially if I was trying to approximate the experience for my kid or something (though it works more like a modern one than blowing dust out of cartridges =). I'm probably in for a rude awakening though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMy1zO8m8sM

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #506 on: October 31, 2018, 05:10:47 PM »
I even see the fun of the pretend system, especially if I was trying to approximate the experience for my kid or something (though it works more like a modern one than blowing dust out of cartridges =). I'm probably in for a rude awakening though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMy1zO8m8sM

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #507 on: November 29, 2018, 04:10:50 PM »
Fire Emblem the Three Houses is the only thing upcoming I'm waiting on.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #508 on: December 14, 2018, 01:23:16 AM »
I'm sure someone mentioned it already but I'm (still) waiting for Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord  :puck:

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #509 on: December 14, 2018, 02:43:58 AM »
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I'm sure someone mentioned it already but I'm (still) waiting for Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord  :puck:

Wow that still hasn't comed out yet
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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #510 on: December 14, 2018, 09:41:22 AM »
I'm sure someone mentioned it already but I'm (still) waiting for Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord  :puck:

At this point it feels like everyone's been waiting for Bannerlord since the beginning of time.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #511 on: December 14, 2018, 06:58:24 PM »
Wow that still hasn't comed out yet

At this point it feels like everyone's been waiting for Bannerlord since the beginning of time.

The good thing is that Miura trained us for this. You got nothing on Berserk, Bannerlord!

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #512 on: December 14, 2018, 09:47:45 PM »
I wasn't sure if I should send you a personal message Fancypantaloons or make a post, but eventually decided on the latter, because there could be a chance some other people are interested.

A while ago you started a topic asking for some sandbox game recommendations if I remember correctly. You might already know but a new sandbox MMORPG is going to release on Steam on 9 January called "Legends of Aria", originally named Shards Online (if you were active in the MMO community around 2014 you might've heard of it). It's supposedly very similar to Ultima Online, which is as old as old school gets. The game is what many people would call true sandbox. It has skill based progression, no classes, no quests or clear objectives, no  information dumps etc. You have to figure it all out by yourself or by engaging with the community. Another thing they're featuring is moddable servers, you can check out more about it and other things on their website.

I tend to be skeptical of these "back to the past" games that keep popping up recently, but this one has an experienced team behind it and seems to be well received so far from the early access. I will keep an eye out for it and thought you might want to as well.

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I wasn't sure if I should send you a personal message Fancypantaloons or make a post, but eventually decided on the latter, because there could be a chance some other people are interested.

A while ago you started a topic asking for some sandbox game recommendations if I remember correctly. You might already know but a new sandbox MMORPG is going to release on Steam on 9 January called "Legends of Aria", originally named Shards Online (if you were active in the MMO community around 2014 you might've heard of it). It's supposedly very similar to Ultima Online, which is as old as old school gets. The game is what many people would call true sandbox. It has skill based progression, no classes, no quests or clear objectives, no  information dumps etc. You have to figure it all out by yourself or by engaging with the community. Another thing they're featuring is moddable servers, you can check out more about it and other things on their website.

I tend to be skeptical of these "back to the past" games that keep popping up recently, but this one has an experienced team behind it and seems to be well received so far from the early access. I will keep an eye out for it and thought you might want to as well.

I will check it out, Bleac!  Thank you very much  :slan: