As my avatar might suggest I'm a bit of a Neo Geo person (AES) but at first I really didn't care about NG DEVs efforts when I read about them in my gaming magazine of choice. The price was just too off-putting.
But man, did I change my tune.
It happened when they unveiled "Razion". When I watched that trailer, I fell in love. The style. The visuals. The music. Especially the music. I just HAD to have this.
So I bought it when it became available and my wife pretty much declared me crazy. I was close to having to cancel but then I sold some old item from our garage and got 400 bucks for it...yeah, that just had to be fate, right?
So I got "Razion" and it was every bit as awesome as expected. To this day it's one of my most beloved Neo Geo games. But now I became very interested in the others....
Last Hope: I was lucky and got a copy for a reasonable price, and....well, it's way roo hard for its own good. Graphics and music are interesting, sometimes even good, and it's been a lot of fun to grab a friend of mine and really tackle this one. We haven't finished it yet but we've come pretty far. It has the benefit of being their first title so I do appreciate it for what it is.
Last Hope: Pink Bullets: Never played it, not planning on ever buying the Neo cart. Said friend got the DC port and we will take a look at it once we've fought our way through LH proper. ^^
I'm sure the game benefits a great deal from better visibility and respawn, though.
Gunlord: Never played it, will buy the AES reprint this year.
Fast Striker: Neve played that either but although having avoided YouTube videos for spoiler reasons, I have listened to the first two tracks of the soundtrack and it's absolutely sublime. Truly amazing. Stage 1 music is pure goosebumps material for me. So yeah, very very much looking forward for the AES reprint later on.
I have all the HuCast games as well and they're really nice but they don't move me the same way the NG DEV ones do. They are recommended though.