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/nostalgic sniff :'(
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I was actually thinking about old rating systems and the general approach to reviews in ye olde days last week. One major difference is that there is more of a sense that they're reviewing an overall 'product' and how it works.|
So for example, something like screen tearing, is completely ignored in most reviews these days. Versus jerky scrolling being treated as a cardinal sin back in the days of Crash and Zzap!.
They have a point, if your product is supposed to be an arcade style experience, like a scrolling shooter for instance, jerky scrolling ruins that sense of fluidity.
The same goes for screen tearing and judder, the amount of times it crops up in games supposed to be high pace, action games, and it does ruin the feel somewhat. They really should be knocking points off, if you answer the question 'would this game be better without screen tearing?' With a yes.
Back to percentages for everything I say!
I believe I have officially lost my mind now. Very happy, though.
|As much as I can't fathom why anyone would do this, I applaud it all the same.|
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|I will complete it this time. Admittedly, I was way too young to grasp it the other time around.|
|I played the trilogy, never got far I think. Can't remember the 2nd game but the futuristic Marsport was pretty cool!|
Trilogy? I thought there were just two games, this and Dun Darach.|
Marsport Is very attractive. I can't seem to find an original tape of it anywhere, though. I'm a bit obsessed with stuff being original lately. Maybe as a reaction to it being all pirated back in the day.
|I'm not sure you can say it's a trilogy, though, as Marsport has a completely different setting and protagonist to the previous two.|
|Come on, one look at the protagonist's walk cycle and you can clearly see it's the same dude - teleported into the future!|
I remember there was a 'blue'ish area in tir na nog, and I'd always groan if I stumbled onto it, as it was a complete bastard mazey type place and you couldn't go back through the door you came in.|
I might youtube a walkthrough actually. Furthest I ever got was dagda's cauldron which I couldn't get because some massive head kept killing me. Or stopping me getting to it.
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Marsport was supposed to be the start of a new trilogy but the other games were never done. iirc there was also supposed to be a third game to finish off the Tir Na Nog series but that never appeared either.|
Lovely animation on those games but I always found them very difficult to play due to them essentially being 3D worlds represented in a 2D way. And me having a very poor sense of direction.
|Heh, dug out some old old crap in archive box at the weekend, including some hand drawn maps for JSW, Rapscallion & Incredible Shrinking Fireman?! Also found some old letters I sent to game companies trying to wangle free stuff. Piranha were great for that, Elite not so much.|
quadfather wrote:because some massive head kept killing me. Or stopping me getting to it.HA, so crazy. The only thing I remember from Tir Na Nog is that head! And the walking animation.
I also tried to map it but never got far either.
All this Speccy talk makes me want to play Dan Dare tonight, one of the few games from that generation I still play now and then.
I remember trying to map Tir Na Nog, very hard. One of those games, like Marsport, I really wanted to get further on with but didn't.|
Sabre Wulf was the only game I remember mapping successfully, it took a team of 3. I think we figured out there were 4 starting places, one of them was much easier to finish than the rest.
We also sat and finished Pyjamarama in under 24hrs, to enter the competition, probably a month after it was won
quadfather wrote:I...had no idea what was going on in that video, but I loved every second of it.
quadfather wrote:There's something really unnerving about this game
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My brother and I completely mapped Bobby Bearing, but never thought to send it in to any of the mags.|
Cracking map of a belting game
Don't ask me why, but yesterday I was thinking about this:|
@Nexus_6 Strangely enough, I never played it despite being a huge DD1 fanboy. Probably because the 2nd game wasn't so good?|
DD3 looks ace, colour clash galore during those big explosions. I need to give it a try. Also, I've considered doing a speedrun for Fairlight, which is kind of ambitious considering I never finished the bloody game.
|I used to get crashes on Fairlight, quite close to the end, and never managed to complete it Never even started the second one, and I don't think they developed the intended third game.|
|You'll be so disappointed upon actually finishing Fairlight it's probably best if you don't. Decent endings weren't really the done thing back then, were they? Still, at least you don't have to sit through 25 minutes of Ubisoft credits, right?|
|I see Crash adventure reviews had a debugging score...wonder what Skyrim would get?|