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  1. yeah there's all sorts of stuff in there like stories?, and music/assets for making games.
  2. played this loads, but just a few mins here and there on loads of different games so not really got stuck into anything yet - so just initial impressions on a few games: that one seemed pretty cool but i had a problem where moving the ball round an up -> right corner didn't work very well which kept getting me killed, not sure if it could be a problem with my pad? although the pad seems realy nice for everything else, hard to judge too well because of the fast movement in most of the games, but i can get annoyed playing shmups with anything other than a saturn pad, but this one seemed good to me. blazing lazers i played the most not sure it's that great but it's sort of easy if you don't get hit and hard if you do because it puts you back to a checkpoint, the levels take ages and you lose powerups, there's a few games that are similar to this one on there, like supar star soldier and star parodier. i got pretty far on my first go, level 5 but then things went down hill. rtype i'm not a big fan of but this does at least seem like a nice version. had a go of an easy mode on one of the bonk games and it was pretty fun. a lot of then games have really nice bright pixel art. soldier blade seemed alright but quite difficult. sapphire i think is really rare/expensive so i wanted to give that a go, it was really hard, not sure if it was any good, mainly because the first ship seemed far too slow to dodge stuff, tried the 2nd ship which was much better. played darius on the megadrive mini and darius gaiden recently, 1cc'd both, autofire does make them much easier mind, so thought i'd do ok on this one but it seemed much harder than those and i couldn't even get to the first stage boss! lords of thunder seemed alright, pretty hard though. played one where you are some kind of ninja and pickups get you clones of yourself following you around, and a bit like some of the shmups you seem super powerful but are screwed when you die. going to play some more games tomorrow and then try and stick with one for a bit. overall i like the mini console so far, it's cool because i never had one before and only played a few of the games breifly before.
  3. i liked that mountain bike game but not at first because i didn't get it, i thought it worked like trials but the checkpoints were too far apart, but it doesn't, you can keep retrying each checkpoint as much as you want to get faster because the overall timer is reset each time you go back to the previous checkpoint - went back to it with that info and enjoyed it, did all the easy challenges anyway. didn't think it was amazing mind.
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    I sort of want one, if the screen was bigger and all the games were on each one. There’s enough room on there to make the screen a lot bigger, it wouldn’t look like a gamegear as much which is obviously more important than usability. Maybe enough people will ridicule this idea so much that they’ll change it like they did for the mega drive mini.
  5. Ive been wanting to replay this for a while, was hoping it’d be made backwards compatible with the Xbox one but that never happened. Anyway got some component cables for some old consoles including the Xbox so I could use it on the main tv. The disk tray doesn’t work too well anymore but a paper clip sorts it out. Been really impressed with how ps2/wii/Xbox look via component, previously via scart on my older tv they looked terrible. anyway the game is so far pretty similar experience to playing the first game again, it looks and sounds amazing for the most part, although it’s probably not quite as cool as the first one. and I am still enjoying it, and occasionally I pull off a really cool move and it’s amazing, but generally the gameplay isn’t as good as I remember, it’s less frustrating than the first one in some ways, the enemies aren’t as annoying, but the controls can be frustrating and it’s often difficult to work out where you’re supposed to go next. So far my conclusion is that the game with the best jet set radio gameplay is sunset overdrive. I should replay that, and guess I should try hover at some point too - I was really put off that by the mention of stealth missions.
  6. ^ i like the choice for game you don't like, shame the gameplay is bobins as the music/graphics are ace. great picks from you guys, i'm going to have to try and think of some different ones, it's going to take me ages so just a work in progress here, took over 30 mins to find the xenoblade 2 music i remember liking.... ended up filling in most of it, gave up with the categories a bit in the end as it was taking absolutely ages. and i might have put in too many persona songs, or possibly not enough persona songs. Title Screen Music - super mario kart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGuXIKPjwq4&list=PL5990B46A0E6B1092Intro Music - Opening Level - tetris effect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaZXVAG7DwMMusic from Console Exclusive - xenoblade chronicles 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldYEF1xye-gHub / Overworld Music - zelda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoJlwOUHsf8Music that makes you relaxed - neir automata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94DuXnr-87YMusic from Indie Game - mecha ritz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DMOYhnZpkA&list=PLWHUVGTP-NfLPsijGVDGgGH2DSJi2E_-O&index=12Music from a First / 3rd Person Shooter - halo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jXTBAGv9ZQMusic from Shmup - ketsui https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro5i_h9_G8gRPG Battle Music - persona 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6x_HR9oGlMPuzzle Game Music - mr driller https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwUdDsQ0s8cMusic that makes you sad - ouendan (doesn't really make me sad but it fits) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwcS4vtsjwIMusic you like from a game you dont - Music with Vocals - djmax respect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Ejpw9RkzARegular Boss Music - dodonpachi doj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd6-jWE6ZKkHorror Game Music - Music you never get tired of - katamari https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhKMDjfToEc&list=RDhIHR_8ol_OU&index=21Game Over Music - Cover of music by different Artist - probably doesn't really count - dj hero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAUmDMMgYGY&list=RDPuthBotYsqE&index=3Music from Racing Game - f-zero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE15twStdiYMusic you associate with frustration - necrodancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIr4C5Ztlcg&list=RD2nsbio5UrKc&index=2Town / Village Music - gravity rush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxIC6Vu1ee0&list=PL4AA2CAF1947F471A&index=19Fave song from a fighting game Stage - persona 4 arena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM5L9Zyk3UQMusic that gets stuck in you head - persona 3 dmn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_ve0nPY0g&list=PLk8MyoujZNjSweZvs6jJdrNjgzdpaXFxX&index=4Music that gets you pumped - rez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F7vEXFtOwY&list=PL07DE57530BF445BB&index=4Music you like from a game you not played - hover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FsyVf4hWvwMusic from rhythm game - ouendan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFjnaDVrrgo&list=PLeoGLpVMy1S2kVjkLkEVf8gnA-FOy1MbL&index=3Music that makes you nostalgic - jet set radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2680ciixQc&list=PLD61626F6813F6C5F&index=2Final Boss Music - touch! kirby! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GSxPpJr9pc&list=PL58B6C9E831380FA9&index=36 Credits Music - persona 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-iYbpSzhRM bonus category song from a game that has a great music video - djmax respect - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgtT288z8nk
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  8. Just finished this, overall enjoyed it, did get a bit annoying on the last disk mind. The plot goes a bit crazy on the second disk. The game moves along at a good pace and I liked the funny bits, not sure I was supposed to be laughing at Barrett angrily shaking though. Didn’t use the cheats except for the speed up one, although I did think I’d have to on the last boss, but just about did it without. Just over 40 hours it took, not sure if the speed up affects that.
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    ^ there's a ripoff on android called SionsBeat which lets you use mp3 files as the songs apparently, no idea if it's any good. i might try it too.
  10. don't think i can come up with 10 so far, and these maybe not the most influential but i think they are somewhat influential. - i guess the first video game has to be one, i thought this was something called space war, but apaprently there's a tenis game older than that. - more recently pubg started this battle royale thing, influenced itself by the film itself i guess. - loads of people mentioned halo and i agree, i don't know if it created any of these things but i think it brought together and made popular a lot of great ideas that other games still use and made a game that still plays well today - where the console fps became more like the modern fps games we play today - recharging shield, limited 2 weapon slots, auto aim, enemy AI that was fun to fight against, the well balanced weapons, the warthogs were ace too. halo 2 as well might have been late to online play but the way it handled it with the party system and matchmaking and all that online stuff seemed like the way forward. - the first bullet hell game is apparently batsugun, after that came donpachi, then dodonpachi - you can see the link between these games and how they evolved but personally what i see as a bullet hell game is much more in line with the later dodonpachi, with the many slow moving bullets it's much more like what we see in bullet hell games later on, it's the defining one. and it's still great today (the others probably are too but not really bullet hell, for me). battle garegga came out before dodonpachi and that i think qualifies on amount of bullets but it's more unique, it's features are not copied as much and only really games by the same guy, of which there are a lot to be fair, are really similar. i looked up some stuff like the first open world game - i'd never heard of it. and the first platform game - apparently donkey kong - but you'd probably say mario was more influential i guess. and again mario 64 for 3d platforming. early fps games i'd have thought wolfenstein, but then apparently there was stuff before that, but then maybe all that stuff is too old and doom was more influential. i don't know.
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    this is the arcade music game with the grid of buttons as a screen right, i played it at arcade club and it was ace, was going to ask if there was a way to play it at home, then found i already had the ios version, i guess from when i had an ipad many years ago, but there's only 3 songs, it's one of those with loads of dlc, pricing isn't too crazy so i was thinking about buying a few packs - any good song suggestions? altough apparently the western ios release doesn't have access to all the songs the japanese one does.
  12. yeah botw and witcher 3 are good shouts for the same reason, i didn't want them to be open world but they turned out really great anyway, although i still probably prefer earlier games in each series.
  13. Unclear if this counts but driveclub, not sure how much this was hyped, but I think it was? I was a bit sceptical, although it looked good, I think the handling in the motor storm games is a bit boring, although I liked the rc one. Then driveclub comes along and the handling/graphics/tracks are all great, shame the online/leaderboards (a big part of the game) was totally screwed for a while after launch.
  14. that dolphin bit was stupid. still playing this and enjoying it, i'd like to get stuck into it but my time with it has been pretty broken up with an hour hear and there. i might have accidentally healed bosses what with the camera bouncing about all over the place. shame they didn't fix the analogue movement, guess it was designed for a dpad in some sort of isometric way. the 3x speed is great though especially for ladders. tifa's limit thing is amazing when she
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    random orders, some random stuff, and some old stuff that i haven't played in years that might not hold up, and possibly bad maths. can#t remember what the good trials games were called.
  16. Yeah as mentioned in the question, wind waker looks amazing, other stuff that really holds up well for me is Rez, and similarly cell shaded jet set radio. More recently I remember being really impressed with the snowy forza horizon 3 dlc when I first got an Xbox x too. And the shiny pipes and stuff do look nice in control. Also recently but at the same time old, PS4 port of a 20 year old arcade game ESP ra.de. Has some really nice pixel art in the background, it’s quite distracting though so maybe why they toned it down for later games. for the previous question I think twilight princess and breath of the wild. I didn’t have an n64 on launch but wave race and mario were amazing when I got them much later.
  17. i've been watching the last dance, it's great! never really watched basketball before.
  18. i can see a guidebook being a good idea for this.
  19. Been playing some more of this, probably about 9 hours, a lot of it I really like, the story moves along at a good pace, there’s some funny stuff, the combat is alright. Music is pretty good. There’s some bits I find annoying too, partly I guess because it’s an old game and doesn’t spell everything out like a modern game would, like some people tell you where to go next or how to do something like catch a chokobo, then I dont play for a few days and forget, but the people won’t tell you again, no quest markers and stuff like that, so I’ve been using a guide quite a lot which is a shame. Even with a guide catching a chokobo was really annoying. The dialogue is odd too, and cloud is a bit of an asshole, his dialogue options don’t always make sense to me. So yeah theres things that have been annoying me but overall I’m enjoying it.
  20. looks ace from the trailer but similar to what mfnick says, 1000 year door was amazing but i've not got on too well with other mario rpg's i've played. trailer was ace though.
  21. Fair enough
  22. maybe i missed that bit as i'm pretty sure i would have given up if i'd read that. i finished the game and did do some side missions but i'm not one for doing all/many side quests so i doubt i did anywhere near all of them.
  23. Played this through quickly as it’s leaving gamepass in a few days, wasn’t keen at the start, default controller sensitivity is far too high and enemies are hard to see, turned the sensitivity down and stopped aiming down sights helped with that stuff, and with the enjoyable over the top story - was then enjoying it. So yeah I liked it. Played on super easy mode, mowing nazis down was pretty straightforward. Using the guns from the big robots was cool. Had some odd performance problems on pc, turned the graphics down so it was running at ~200fps (the tv only does 60) but it still stuttered a bit, then the next day it was fine. Odd. Looked nice too, even with the graphics turned down.
  24. I got 24 but that was with some help, probably be 4 less on my own, although I knew one was But didn’t know the specific game. the One I knew I’d played the game but didn’t get it. edit- probably played about half of the games
  25. i've just started this and did the same with the scorpion, i thought it told me to do that, anyway beat it second try. i'm the same usually play on the easiest mode on any turn based combat. only thing like that i was ok at was into the breach as you can play it more like a block puzzle game. not really got into this yet but only just started so going to stick at it.
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