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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:08 am 


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It's not a big deal, but the FPS thread, and more specifically Marc's comment about Duke Nukem 3D, reminded me that I've actually cleared the Mega Drive version a couple of times, but never did the same with Duke 3D for the PC - in fact, I don't I ever cleared even the first episode haha.

Back in the day, I was surprised to find out that the MD version wasn't the full game, that it only contained a modified version of the 2nd episode.

Oh well, that was ages ago and I've since come to terms with the fact that I'm not really into FPSes, so It's very likely that I will never clear this game anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:23 am 


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Wow, I never realised there was a MegaDrive version of Duke 3D, this is incredible.

That said, it seems to have basically nothing to do with the original game, not even the second episode IMO. It's clearly based on the Wolfenstein 3D design, which is just a 3D representation of a 2D maze.
Duke3D when it came out really stood out with its huge sprawling three dimensional stages that heavily utilized verticality and even supported rooms on top of rooms (kinda) as well as simple polygonal structures, which allows stuff like bridges etc.
What really made it impressive to me was how all stages were modeled after what could easily be imagined as "real" places, with a lot of care put into the world building rather than just the gameplay, tying a lot of the humor, story, and basic progression into the actual stages, often supported by a few fun, simple puzzle designs. Like you'd need to make it inside the rocket as it's being launched, or causing an earthquake in the canyon. Or one stage ending with you getting trapped, waking up in prison at the start of the next. It was just really creative, and it's still a ton of fun to play today.

That MegaDrive game is a funny experiment, but it doesn't seem to have any of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:15 am 


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For some reason I keep finding myself coming back replaying kusoges I'm not too fond of or even dislike: Airforce Delta Strike, Gundam Assault Survive, Ridge Racer Unbounded for example


(that said the first two are "Massive quantity over quality" jankfest with very few redeeming quality other than massive playable roster and levels selection, for the latter I have no other alternative for non-time attack non-futuristic modern arcade racer with track editor on PC other than it and Crashday)


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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:20 pm 


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BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
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I actually like Holy Magic Century / Quest 64 / Eltale Monsters for the N64 (a sin which is probably amplified tenfold for the fact that is is uttered in this very forum) for totally irrational reasons :mrgreen:


Quest 64 and its Game Boy remake aren't abysmal games by any means. The combat's decent enough, and the exploration is fun. You also have more freedom in terms of what spell lists you use which is interesting, you're not forced to use a specific school. The plot is cliché fantasy as all hell, but it's fun to explore, the default movespeed is a lot faster than say Parasite Eve, so you generally can explore fairly quickly and you don't need to constantly cast Haste to dodge some stuff properly. I'd say they're solidly average games.


Although I knew of its existence, I can't speak for the GBC game, but I wholeheartedly concur; although I can certainly follow some of the common critique that progress through the game is on the linear side and enemy encounter rates can become a bit bothersome when combined with the fact that there's not really much environmental variation over longer distances in some dungeons (Blue Cave comes to mind). And that the soundtrack could perhaps have been on the SNES in large part. Yes, that's quite a few negatives, still doesn't do much harm for me in this specific case though. As I said, deliciously irrational :mrgreen: Possible/partial explanation forthcoming.

I think you're the first person I've come across trying to underline the qualities of the game, when not explicitly searching for it :) My assumption why the game is mostly disdained (disregarding that it's an N64 game, i.e. mushy graphics, controller, ..) is that, coinciding with the console's advent, many people wanted a new great (RPG) adventure, the new Zelda game especially. However, a game in this vein simply was not available for a long time after the console launched, with OoT, first and foremost, being released ~26 months down the line for NA and ~22 months for the Europe. In Jun/Sep '98, a time when people were eagerly awaiting their Zelda, Quest 64 was released, and as it was the first RPG-y adventure-y game, people gave that a try to still the hunger. During this short period of time between both games' releases, it's certainly a possibility, from what I hear, that Quest 64 had much more fans than at any point in time afterwards until now. When Zelda came out, people were quickly disappointed by Quest 64 when they saw how it paled in comparison, and held it in low regard ever since -- completely understandable.

I played both games back in the day; I think the reason why I still like Quest 64 simply arises from the people I played it with and the experiences we had with it. I played through it the last time in 2014 and it was an adequately pleasing experience. I like some of the setpieces, particularly Brannoch Castle, that area is just so gloomy. It might not be much and seem overly exaggerated to most people today, but when you go through that black gate gaining that dark vista on the beamy, sinister castle in the background, that somehow captured my imagination ever since. With that scraggy village before it, felicitous design.

Curiously enough, the Japanese version "Eltale Monsters", was actually changed for the better in significant ways (non-exhaustive list), adding some small new mechanics and story bits, revamping some UI elements, effectively making it something you perhaps could call an arrange version in shmup terms. I was surprised and quite excited when I found that out much later.


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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
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My Steam profile shows that I have over 80 hours in Bejeweled 3.
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:33 pm 


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My Steam profile shows that I have over 80 hours in Bejeweled 3.


Just claim you were hacked. Seems to work for celebs. :lol:

But honestly there is no shame in it to me. I'm sure I have tons of hours in random puzzle games.
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I spent my winter break getting a platinum trophy in School Girl Zombie Hunter...


Accepted your weeb fate then my dude..


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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:54 am 


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I once bought Dead or Alive Xtreme Volleyball 2 in a GameShop store. Putting aside how embarrassing that experience was, I still have my copy! Truly shameful, and I don't plan on getting rid on it :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:10 am 


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Gespenst wrote:
For some reason I keep finding myself coming back replaying kusoges I'm not too fond of or even dislike: Airforce Delta Strike, Gundam Assault Survive, Ridge Racer Unbounded for example


(that said the first two are "Massive quantity over quality" jankfest with very few redeeming quality other than massive playable roster and levels selection, for the latter I have no other alternative for non-time attack non-futuristic modern arcade racer with track editor on PC other than it and Crashday)


I still maintain that Unbounded was actually a brilliant racer, tarnished by having an ill-fitting name stuck on to it. It took a while to click, but once it did I logged a stupid number of hours into it. Certainly more fun that Burnout 3/4/Paradise anyways.
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
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Ji-L87 wrote:
I once bought Dead or Alive Xtreme Volleyball 2 in a GameShop store. Putting aside how embarrassing that experience was, I still have my copy! Truly shameful, and I don't plan on getting rid on it :mrgreen:


This reminds me of the time I rented a porno from my local video store when I was 18. The clerk was kind of a cougar and I got that look of "you're renting a porno":D
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