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I'm English and am used to quite a variety of regional dialects. I'm pretty sure the line is I won't come between you as well.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What is the worst RPG you have ever played?
« on: January 14, 2020, 10:20:45 am »
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Anyway, the non-GBA versions of Eye of the Beholder are apparently still fondly recalled.
True, had the Amiga version of this and so long as you don't mind disk swapping it's a perfectly adequate RPG.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What is the worst RPG you have ever played?
« on: December 07, 2019, 09:33:03 am »
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Xenoblade Chronicles (or yawnicles more like). Also I did play Final Fantasy 13 but I have since suppressed the memory.

I thought you meant Xenosaga on the PS2 for a minute but you meant the 3ds game instead.  Played both and while FF13 is average, I really like Xenoblade, plus the British voice acting is a nice plus, to this.

Xenosaga Episode 2 though is the most boring RPG I've ever played, it didn't help that this was the only European release with a recap of episode 1 and 3 never got a release. I guess it wanted to be FFVII but everything was just so dull and soulless.

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Playing through FF Tactics on the PSP and had my black mage learn a high level spell (thundaja) in battle with an enemy black mage, kinda like how a Blue mage learns its skills from beasts. Was wondering if anyone has decided to put in an actual Blue Mage job and skills learn from enemies.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Your top 5 least favorite games of all time
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:54:28 am »
 
1. Bionic Granny.

I wasted 50p getting this from a bootsale thinking it would be a laugh. It's not, it's a terrible, terrible game, a bad idea, and worse execution.

2. Ikari  Warriors

At the other end this was my first regret purchase back as a kid. NES games weren't cheap here so you read every review to see if you weren't disappointed. This shares so much with the above game. Mainly being slow and bastard hard and cheap. Wasted £30 back in the day if you must know and taught me to always read the review.

3. Rainbow Islands NES (USA version)

Always wanted this on import back in the day but my dad always stopped me, then reading in Total, that Ocean were doing a port, decided to wait. Found out much later that they hated the American version and decided to do their own. And playing it can see why, its not as bad as the two above games. Its just a middling port, its just that every format has its own, much better version,than this.

4. Bubble Bobble Evolution (PSP)

Do you wish Bubble Bobble was remade as a pseudo 3d platform puzzle game where every element is ineptly done including your heroes cosplaying as the main heroes.

5. Elite (Various)

I tried to love this space trading game, and though its a technical marvel, it's just too hard and unfair. Its follow up Frontier has issues but I absolutely loved. This has never clicked on any platform I've played it on.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Underrated Games
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:32:23 am »
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Super Turrican
Mega Turrican
Super Turrican 2
I can remember having the C64 version of Turrican 2 on tape as a kid, it was really good, so thumbs up for that.

Kickle Cubicle NES, nice single screen puzzler from Irem, pretty much forgotten now but I did like that.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Sci-Fi Recommendations (other than shooters)
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:38:18 am »
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Frontier: Elite 2:  (Multiplatform - DOS/C64>AT8bit -

The follow up to the original Elite that has spawned the more recent Elite Dangerous. If you enjoyed Star Cruzer you might enjoy this title as well. It's got a bit of a learning curve but there are a number of tutorial vids for this game on Youtube to help you get started.
That should read Atari ST DOS Amiga btw. A lot better than the original, although they tried to model real physics into this with limited results.  You will spend most of your time locked onto enemy ships with autopilot trying to hit them as its nigh on impossible to hit them normally.  This review goes into more  [urlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A85uIEBim7k][/url]

Star Ocean 2
A bit of a stretch this as most of the time it plays out like a normal RPG most of the time, but the plot is interesting as it deals with what Star Trek would call meddling with primitive planets and such.

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Can't remember what's on there either apart from Starfox 2, and do not want to go through all my old issues of Superplay just to see what scored highest back in the day, just so I can add it. They'll be no RPGs in my line up but if there where I'd go for Terranigma or Ogre Battle.


Parodius.  There isn't really much in the way of shmups on there so this has to be included.

Super Bomberman. Can remember them not including a Bomberman game at all so this has to be on there.

Super Puyo Puyo.  Nor this, you could even have the western Kirby reskin if you like.

Sensible Soccer. Not much sport if I remember correctly, especially not football.

Lemmings.  Another Amiga port and still a damn fine game.


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Gaming Discussion / Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« on: October 02, 2017, 09:52:12 am »
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And Virgin is not Disney. I'm not even sure what Virgin's primary business is (I assume I would if I lived in their native UK). Of course they made games for awhile, but they were also a retailer? Or a phone service provider?
Planes, Trains and AutomobilesCable TV / Internet,and I wish I wasn't kidding about the first two either. The have the UK rights to TiVo and I think started off as a record company of all things.

Back on topic, I think we can file this with other recreated stuff like the Vega as a massive failure.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Why hasn't there been a Doom port to the NES?
« on: September 02, 2017, 11:29:00 am »
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I don't know the technical limitations of the ZX Spectrum so I can't speak of how feasible it is to pull it off for that system.
World of Spectrum has a lot of info on their main site about that sort of stuff, but the basics were a z80 processor and 48k ram with 128k for the +3 model.  Not sure of what limitations the NES had, but would settle for Wolfenstein 3D instead.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Early 3D is Cool
« on: May 05, 2017, 10:03:07 am »
My favourite is the intro to Elite: Frontier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbegNmKRZUM

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Dumbest Game Dialogue
« on: February 09, 2017, 10:09:32 am »
There are some puppies playing over there, we should let them be.  Golden Sun.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Good 2D Fighting game probably lost in time
« on: December 02, 2016, 09:40:44 am »
Warzard from Capcom though its more like a boss rush beat em up.  Have played this is in the arcade ages ago and while its OK it's nothing special, can see why it fell into obscurity.

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I wouldn't mind a few graphic hacks of A Week of Garfield to make it looklike Realfield or Garfielf.

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According to GameFAQS, there was a "Special Edition" release in EU which the game was sold as a standalone game.
So presumably a similar hack could be done to the NTSC version?
I have that and its a 3 disc set witih GTA 1,2 and London along with some posters and stuf.  Its quite nice and that.

Been reading up about Harambe the Gorilla and would think that would make an excellent hack to the original Donkey Kong, you could replace Pauline with a little kid and Jumpman with a zookeeper. 

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Gaming Discussion / Re: One-Hit Wonders Games
« on: June 30, 2016, 10:27:58 am »
Head Over Heels for all you, retro computer fans out there, an isometric puzzler that never had a sequel, though I'm guessing Monster Max on Gameboy is kind of a spiritual sequel. 

Ice Climbers.  I loved Ice Climbers as a kid and despite them being brought back in Smash Brothers they never really had a sequel or even modern day remake.

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Either Balthier or Auron.

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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Amiga graphics formats?
« on: May 26, 2016, 10:55:00 am »
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Ahh, fond memories of Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego.  I'd have thought the Mac was its original, native platform – perhaps all the graphics are stored in some Mac format, like PICT?

Otherwise, the IFF-ILBM format was very common on the platform, even in games.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IFF-ILBM
Never played this but its definitely IFF - ILBM format to save, have great memories of drawing stuff in Deluxe Paint and later on Personal Paint.
Don't know anything more than that though as I'm not a programmer, you could ask onLemon Amiga if they can help you with file formats or any hacking.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Interactive Fiction Recommendations
« on: May 22, 2016, 09:40:04 am »
Remember these from old computers when I was a kid, either on C64 or Spectrum.   Can't say I ever enjoyed them much, and due to the limited parser you would often be stuck for ages and then resort to typing in swear words and the like.  Which would kill you, in fact nearly everything in those games would kill you back then even in TV tie ins..


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Gaming Discussion / Re: Comparing game localizations
« on: May 02, 2016, 10:20:53 am »
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(Metroid has a valid password ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER F***** but I'm almost positive that is just a coincidental valid "random" password. One whose binary representation happens to match the checksum test. It does nothing useful, as after the game verifies it, it jumps to invalid code (from tracing in an emulator, it seemed to cause the MMC1 PRG setup register to get set incorrectly, breaking PRG bankswaps.) On a real console, it crashes on a black screen. On an emulator you might get different results depending on how it handles invalid opcodes. Like I think FCEUX puts Samus in a glitched version of the Brinstar starting room, but scrolling doesn't work. Nintendo's emulator for GBA seems to handle invalid opcodes by auto-resetting.)
Tried that out in Nintendulator and got the non scrolling Brinstar version, also tried in Nestopia but it just gave me a CPU jam.

Also I never ever got the Justin Bailey code to work on my European version of Metroid back in the day, the same goes with passwords for Castlevania 2 and Kid Icarus.

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