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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Warcry » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:19 am

HeavyArms (or anyone else), do you have any of the modern WWE games? My wife says she wants one for the PS4 and I don't know if there's much difference between the various years aside from the rosters. And as far as that goes, she hasn't watched the show in a few years so older may actually be better.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by HeavyArms » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:21 pm

While I've been buying the annual releases, I haven't had the chance to play them yet, RPGs have slowed me down dramatically, but generally they'll play pretty similarly to each other with some changes in terms of in-match mini games like pins and submissions or specialty matches.

Stories they tell in Showcase mode also change but that's probably it.

I hope that answers your question.

WCW/NWO Thunder (PS1).

Meanwhile, I gave WCW Nitro and WCW/NWO Thunder a go recently and I found that they're surprisingly fast paced with Thunder specifically being harder to hit normal moves on opponents without grappling first.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Warcry » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:36 am

HeavyArms wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:21 pm
I hope that answers your question.
I think it does, thanks! I'll see if I can track down a game from '16 or '17 for less than what the new one's going for before I put any cash down.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by ganon578 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:30 pm

Hooo! Been a while (work has been absolutely nuts!)

Anyways, several things I've been playing, purchased, etc. Can't recall if I mentioned the original Doom on Switch, which was I think $5. Good nostalgia, nothing special. Plays, looks, and sounds like it should for an old PC game.

A few weeks ago I bought Link's Awakening digital on Day 1. Holy crap, Nintendo did well with this 'remake'. It's all new and beautiful, but retains everything from the original. It gives me that feeling of past days while also being very new and still fun. This was one of the few GameBoy games I had as a kid (even the original version, not the DX/color one!), and it's a great to have a new version that I can (again) cart anywhere. This is probably my second fave behind ALttP.

The day after that, my Sega Genesis Mini came in. It's tiny, beautiful, and really FRICKIN' awesome! This was the first console I purchased (mostly) with my own money. The version I had at the time came with Streets of Rage 2 instead of Sonic. At any rate, I love the mix of games, and that they didn't solely blast the system with all Sonics ever, all SoR's ever, all Shining Force's ever, etc. There's one of each title, with the exception of some Sonic stuff (obviously), and two of the Mickey Mouse games. I'm saddened that with Mickey being there, they couldn't secure the license to put out Aladdin or Lion King, but I guess those are coming to new consoles separately. The US version of the console comes with two 3-button controllers, which is odd since a couple games can really use the 6-button ones that Japan got. It's not a deal breaker for me, since the 3-buttons were the ones I had long ago, and I grabbed an official 6-button Retrobit one from Amazon for when I need it. It was still an extra $20 on top of the console though. Don't let all that fool you though, the Genesis Mini is still really good. The emulation is fantastic, the controllers feel and play great, and the selection of games (42!) is well done (a couple duds, but hey, it happens... lookin' at you, Tetris).

And I picked up Bastion on Switch on sale for $3. Can't beat that! Haven't played it yet, but I already finished it (way?) back on the Xbox 360.

I'm one happy dude right now. :D

Oh, and Nintendo released Jedi Outcast II on Switch. I can't even handle all this!

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by HeavyArms » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:42 pm

Resident Evil Revelations 2.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by HeavyArms » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:10 am

Resident Evil: Origins.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by ganon578 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:36 pm

Nintendo eShop sales aplenty, so I grabbed a few things:

Xeodrifter for $0.99. A little retro game in the vein of Metroid. Controls pretty well and the atmosphere is pretty neat. I've always considered this one, but never bit because it was $10 I didn't want to spend. At 90% off, I figured it's now or never.

Mutant Mudds Collection for $1.49. Same reason for purchasing as above. Another retro title, this time a platformer. Tight controls just like above, and the gameplay and art style reminds me of something you would have found on the old GameBoy.

Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition. This was $6 cheaper than the normal full version. Figured I would spend the extra $$ to get the additional 6 fighters. I could have gotten this for the same price on PS4 for something prettier to play, but A) I don't have any room on my PS4 hard drive, and B) I play my Switch more. Plus, my wife wouldn't want to sit there and watch me play this with all the gratuitous violence, so I have the option to play on my own little screen and save her eyes. Graphics surely take a hit, especially in handheld mode, but the visual concession allows this game to play exceptionally well on such limited hardware. Very fun, very bloody (as expected). I think this is the first Mortal Kombat game I have owned since MK: Deception on the GameCube. I'm glad this game is basically Injustice 2 skinned in MK. Those games are always solid, and the same can be said here.

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