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Your favorite console and handheld.
« on: November 04, 2015, 01:18:50 am »
Over the years, there have been many different gaming consoles and handhelds made by different companies for various systems. I was curious to see which ones were the overall favorites of the members here and why. This can be either a console, and/or handheld device.

Though it's a bit hard for me to choose seeing as how there's plenty of good ones, I would have to go with the Super Nintendo as my favorite console and the Gameboy Advance as the best handheld. The reason for this is because they both had amazing graphics and music for their time (and still do in my opinion), as well as a very large selection of great games (especially true for the SNES). Overall, these two are almost tied in terms of functionality and gameplay, but I still have to say that I would choose the SNES over the GBA as the greatest gaming system of all time. This is also in part because of the larger RPG selection of the SNES console.

So, to sum things up:
Favorite console: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
Favorite handheld: Gameboy Advance (GBA).

So, which are your favorite gaming consoles and/or handheld devices and why?
« Last Edit: November 04, 2015, 11:39:52 am by Recca »
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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 04:42:14 am »
I'd say Playstation 1 for favourite console, GBA for favourite handheld.

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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 09:26:29 am »
SNES for favourite console, Game Boy/Game Boy Colour for favourite handheld.

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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 09:33:28 am »
Favorite console: PlayStation 2
Favorite handheld: PlayStation Portable

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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 09:46:32 am »
I can tell I'm going to be in the minority on this one around here, but Genesis/Mega Drive. I like intense arcade-like action more than adventure gaming(You know, if people are going to generalize. It has plenty of kick ass games in multiple genres as well.). Handhelds, I'd probably also go with GBA.
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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 06:51:51 pm »
Favorite console: NES
Favorite handheld: Game Boy (any one)

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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 07:09:54 pm »
I can tell I'm going to be in the minority on this one around here, but Genesis/Mega Drive. I like intense arcade-like action more than adventure gaming(You know, if people are going to generalize. It has plenty of kick ass games in multiple genres as well.). Handhelds, I'd probably also go with GBA.

Genesis/Mega Drive is definitely better for action games than the SNES/SFC. That's because the former has a better processor. But the SNES/SFC has better specs in general so it's better for slow-paced games. That explains the avalanche of arcade style games we got on GEN/MD (such as shmups) and the vast library of slow-paced adventure games (such as RPG's) on the SNES/SFC.

Anyway, as for me, my favorite console is the SNES/SFC, while PSP is my favorite handheld. Reasons for the former are more or less the same as OP, and for the latter because it has many excellent RPG's as well.

Also, I grew up mostly with a SNES so it was the console I played most in my life. It holds a special place in my heart. ^^
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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2015, 07:49:21 pm »
Toss up between the PS1 and PS2 for me. I don't revisit those games often, but that's because I have a backlog.
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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2015, 07:56:57 pm »
Console: Philips CD-i
Handheld: Virtual Boy

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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2015, 08:13:26 pm »
Console: Philips CD-i
Handheld: Virtual Boy

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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2015, 08:48:56 pm »
But seriously, I would have to say the SNES, as far as consoles go. It has my favorite graphics of any console (except when developers tried to go for realism, which I hated) and I love the audio (and soundtracks). It has a large number of classic games that don't suffer from bad voice acting, load times, terrible cameras, discs that are too scrathed to play or a bunch of moving parts that lower it's life span. It also had a great controller (though I wish it were a little thicker or perhaps shaped like the PS controllers). The Super Gameboy was also a very cool and useful add-on for the SNES. Plus: Super Metroid and A Link to the Past. Nuff said.

Hard to say about handhelds. I've only played th GB, GBC, GBA and Gamer Gear. I didn't have time to judge the GG though because it quickly ate the only batteries around. :P
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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2015, 04:03:03 am »
Genesis/Mega Drive is definitely better for action games than the SNES/SFC. That's because the former has a better processor. But the SNES/SFC has better specs in general so it's better for slow-paced games. That explains the avalanche of arcade style games we got on GEN/MD (such as shmups) and the vast library of slow-paced adventure games (such as RPG's) on the SNES/SFC.

I thnk it's more related to a will from both companies to focus on a particular kind of game (Sega was a leader in arcades, not Nintendo, which in return had a more family-oriented reputation, even at the time).

You can do fast-paced games on SNES (even if it's much harder to code, but there are some of them, really good, even at the beginning of the console), as well as you can find some really great RPGs or adventure games on MD (unfortunately much underseen) on par with the best you could find on SNES.

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2015, 05:53:06 pm »
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as well as you can find some really great RPGs or adventure games on MD (unfortunately much underseen) on par with the best you could find on SNES.

Except for the audio :D
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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2015, 06:00:55 pm »
Including the audio  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2015, 06:21:26 pm »
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Including the audio  ;D

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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2015, 06:23:21 pm »
Ask yourself :)

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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2015, 06:29:56 pm »
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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2015, 09:30:37 pm »
My favorite console is the one I built myself. Sure it's technically a PC, but hey!

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Re: Your favorite console and handheld.
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2015, 10:14:33 pm »
Console probably PS2
Handheld probably 3ds/2ds
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