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Old 03-20-2017, 07:33 AM
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This is throwing my whole worldview into disarray!
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:37 AM
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Also Rare wasn't a good dev back then.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:44 AM
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RC Pro-Am is a fine video game! And I've heard very good things about Cobra Triangle.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:12 AM
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Snake rattle and roll, my dudes
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:20 AM
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One of these days I'm going to finally sit down and figure out how the eff you're supposed to play Snake Rattle 'N Roll. The weird isometric controls always throw me off.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:27 AM
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Yeah okay for every R.C. Pro Am tho you have an Anticipation or Taboo.

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Fuckin California Games I mean come on
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:41 AM
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Sure, Rare was tossing a lot of shit at the wall to see what stuck, but this was NES boom-era we're talking about. Of course there's plenty of clunkers because everyone was scrambling to ride that gravy train.

Though I will admit Rare was even more prolific on the system than most devs, which probably threw off their gold-to-crap ratio a bit. I won't even try to defend "classics" like Wizards & Warriors or Battletoads because they're incredibly difficult to return to now.

Anyway, you know what's a good game? Rescue Rangers 2.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:48 AM
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One of my favourite NES games. Y'know what, Loki, you've convinced me, Rare really was a good dev back then.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:16 AM
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Rare developed about 60 of the 700 or so licensed NES games during a period of a handful of years. Literally game a month territory, no one's batting average was going to survive that.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:21 AM
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What's strange is the Rare-developed WFRR game on NES also wasn't very good. Good property and good dev doesn't always equal success either, apparently.
There is always the Capcom Gameboy version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:04 PM
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It's pretty good, though it's telling that the 2P mode is bugged and (even if it wasn't bugged this would still be true) even harder than 1P
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:08 PM
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Huh, I had no idea Capcom did a WFRR game. And directed by Shinji Mikami, no less!



My favorite part is how Marvin Acme just straight-up spoils the ending in the first five minutes before being summarily gunned down through his office window's blinds (which was how R.K. Maroon got killed in the movie, not Acme). Still seems leagues better than the NES version!
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:08 PM
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It's pretty good
If you hate yourself.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:44 PM
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I mean, you can skip the dialogue cutscenes. Push start and select "skip". It can't get much easier than that. Having to do so was sort of annoying, but I don't understand at all how this is some game-breaking feature that prevents people from enjoying the game. And not to single you out Dracula, I've just heard this as a complaint more often than not. The fact that they added an option to skip the dialogue entirely should just settle the matter. It's a really damn good game.
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It's been fixed for three and a half years.
Right, yeah, I should have said that this was my initial impression only of the game, and it was from watching a friend play it. I didn't know you could turn off the dialogue. If I'd given it a chance myself, I would have had a different opinion.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:08 PM
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I'm glad people are going to be getting this collection. I honestly would love to have it myself since I loved most of these games back in the day. And if it were to be made available to me, I'd certainly buy it. But it makes me kind of angry that it's not coming to Nintendo systems at all. This basically means I won't be getting this. I can't afford to have more than one system at a time right now and so my choice is usually whatever the latest Nintendo system is. Honestly, if they're taking a "wait and see" approach to the Switch, that makes no sense given its immediate popularity.

Even if it comes later, that's kind of crappy. It's sort of saying Nintendo fans are second-class. Same thing happened over and over again throughout the Wii and Wii U's lifespan. "Great new game coming to every system. . .except whatever Nintendo system is out." I've been burned by that so many times. Not that I can afford to buy many games. But certainly games like this I can and would buy were they available to me. Not only is it affordable, they're games I'd actually love to play extensively.

Capcom can do whatever they want, of course. That includes saying "screw you" to Nintendo fans. It just kind of makes me sad. There's really nothing I can do about it other than just say that it makes me sad.

In any case, if you're getting this, I'm happy. I'm glad people will be able to enjoy these games again.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:44 PM
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Any reservations I had about getting this issue faded away with three words: "co-op Rescue Rangers"

(I wonder if this is the reason why we don't have a 3DS version - writing code to support local co-op in this emulator might not be easy)
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:31 PM
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I'm glad people are going to be getting this collection. I honestly would love to have it myself since I loved most of these games back in the day. And if it were to be made available to me, I'd certainly buy it. But it makes me kind of angry that it's not coming to Nintendo systems at all. This basically means I won't be getting this. I can't afford to have more than one system at a time right now and so my choice is usually whatever the latest Nintendo system is. Honestly, if they're taking a "wait and see" approach to the Switch, that makes no sense given its immediate popularity.

Even if it comes later, that's kind of crappy. It's sort of saying Nintendo fans are second-class. Same thing happened over and over again throughout the Wii and Wii U's lifespan. "Great new game coming to every system. . .except whatever Nintendo system is out." I've been burned by that so many times. Not that I can afford to buy many games. But certainly games like this I can and would buy were they available to me. Not only is it affordable, they're games I'd actually love to play extensively.

Capcom can do whatever they want, of course. That includes saying "screw you" to Nintendo fans. It just kind of makes me sad. There's really nothing I can do about it other than just say that it makes me sad.

In any case, if you're getting this, I'm happy. I'm glad people will be able to enjoy these games again.
It's disappointing that Capcom hasn't announced a Switch version, but I totally understand why they would be gun shy when it comes to a new Nintendo console, even if it is a hybrid. Traditionally (at least starting with Wii), Nintendo makes all the money while third parties struggle to sell. It's likely that Capcom's been burned too many times to be willing to even do the usual multiplatform thing until they know third parties can prosper.

That said, I think a slightly modified version of an 8-year old HD "remaster" of a 23-year old update to a 26-year old fighting game isn't exactly a thrilling choice for Capcom testing the waters.

I dunno, maybe Capcom's just pissed 'cuz they'll have to get out of their sub-PS2 comfort zone and spend more money on developing new Monster Hunter games.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:10 AM
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I think I'm just at the point where I'm numb to anything not being announced for a Nintendo console. Hell, that probably began when Street Fighter IV was ported to literally everything current going on at the time except the Wii -- including the iPhone!

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I thought that was an LJN game.

Kind of fits their tendency to makes games that are conceptually very good and hot garbage to actually play.
LJN was more a publisher, but made surprisingly few (if any) of the games under their label.

The LJN Defender gives a good look at a lot of their games, and makes sure to point out who developed what.

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Sure, Rare was tossing a lot of shit at the wall to see what stuck, but this was NES boom-era we're talking about. Of course there's plenty of clunkers because everyone was scrambling to ride that gravy train.

Though I will admit Rare was even more prolific on the system than most devs, which probably threw off their gold-to-crap ratio a bit. I won't even try to defend "classics" like Wizards & Warriors or Battletoads because they're incredibly difficult to return to now.

Anyway, you know what's a good game? Rescue Rangers 2.
I still love Wizards & Warriors. The original, at least. Ironsword, I wasn't huge on, and I never got to play 3 or X, so say what you want about those. But I want a way to play the original again.

(I'm also still really down with someone doing a reboot. Looking your way, WayForward.)
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:13 AM
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I'm visualising a Wayforward take on Wizards and Warriors and it's arousing me immensely.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:59 AM
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Say what you will about a slightly modified version of an 8-year old HD "remaster" of a 23-year old update to a 26-year old fighting game, it's actually one of the games I'm most looking forward to on the Switch. I played it at PAX South and it's pretty much exactly what you think it is and that's fine. It's been too long since I've sat down with Ryu and Family and just vegged out on old-school arcade bliss. (I'll be playing with the original graphics because naturally.)

I would be quite alright with a Capcom NES Classics collection. Digital Eclipse treatment for a few games not in MMLC or DAC. Little Nemo: The Dream Master, Willow, Bionic Commando, etc. Maybe even Sweet Home, just for giggles.
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