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  • Time crisis: Is this the end of the light gun?

  • chrisp 10/09/2016


    Farpoint looks interesting, although I'm not sure it's actually on rails, is it? The Until Dawn VR game is on rails, though, and also looks pretty good (in fact I pre-ordered a copy along with PSVR).
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  • chrisp 10/09/2016

    Great article. I have quite a large light gun collection (PS1/PS2/Dreamcast and a lot of the Wii/Move games) and have an old (albeit quite small) CRT in the loft just so I know that I can technically still play those old light-gun games (just don't have enough space to keep it set up).

    It's a shame because the demise of CRT shouldn't necessarily mean the demise of the genre; I thought the Wii Mote and Move controllers were a decent substitute, provided the game lets you turn off the cursor. HOTD4 on PS3 (which does let you turn off the cursor) was in fact one of the main reasons I invested in Move in the first place, as I'd been waiting for a console port of that title for a long time. The Move-compatible version of Deadstorm Pirates also deserves a mention, which came packaged with Time Crisis Razing Storm (and I think may also have been available to buy digitally on its own).

    Confidential Mission on DC deserves a special mention as well; I don't think anyone's mentioned that yet. Shame there were only two DC games that used the gun (in Europe at least).

    Here's hoping for a revival of the genre at some point. I did try the demo of Blue Estate and thought it was quite fun, but having to recalibrate constantly was irritating - should have been Move compatible (making it one of about 3 PS4 Move games).
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  • Pandora's Tower Review

  • chrisp 13/04/2012

    @Gojiratron Hah, glad I'm not the only one! Reply +3
  • Shenmue 1, 2 HD to launch on PSN, XBLA - report

  • chrisp 18/03/2012

    Awesome news!! I've just moved to Hong Kong and was reminded of Shenmue 2 the other day as I took a stroll around Kowloon :-) Reply 0
  • Eurogamer Asks: Are second-hand games killing the industry?

  • chrisp 01/02/2011

    Something that definitely speaks in favour of pre-owned to me, although maybe not the average 'casual' gamer, is that - simply put - many games would not be available if it weren't for the pre-owned market. I don't completely abandon old formats - I still play the odd PS1/PS2/Dreamcast/Gamecube game and would also buy games for these formats now (have bought a few PS2 titles recently as a matter of fact). With perhaps the exception of one or two PS2 titles, no games for these systems are available new any more - if there were no such thing as pre-owned then you'd just have to accept that you could no longer play them. It's not just previous generation formats, though; many titles become deleted during a system's lifetime, meaning you have no choice *but* to buy second-hand.I know the trade in old games isn't an aspect of the pre-owned market that developers/publishers are really targetting, but it's still an important aspect of it, or at least it is to me. Reply +1