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Keep rockin' baby
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Isn't that compensated by your mastery of a single character though?

Like, Yuuvega or Aniken in SSF2T wouldn't be so great if they had to use two other characters in addition to Dictator and Ken.
This game's roster is huge but boring. If not for Morrigan and the two Samurai Shodown characters, they might as well have just called this Street Fighter vs KOF.
If you're in K-groove you'll gain meter equivalent to the damage ratio of your health you would have lost when you're using a command counter, so there is an advantage to using 1/1/2 there

My team is Rock/Cammy//Hibiki in K groove and I don't really feel like there's any situation that can't be countered.

Though I would also feel that way if it was simply Hibiki in K-groove, just because her gigantic safezone hitboxes (a hitbox so large that she can set off rock's command counter and he'll whiff it) are pretty much universally effective, and as long as you can just defend and dash jump properly she can punish pretty much anything from any angle.
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best feature

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What retro video game music/soundtrack have you been listening to lately?

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Hagane also has a fucking great soundtrack


I love the ending track so much, it sounds bittersweet and perfectly matches what happens. But at least the ninja completed what he was tasked to do.
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Requiem for the Gods is a god-tier song
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Always. So deadly.

>Booby Castle
sounds like a nice place

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Reaction image thread.

Starting off with some brand new fresh OC.
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>not nearly enough engrish
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Martial Masters btw
what in the fuck

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This game was released December 15, 1987. It still holds up as one of the best games of its genre ever made - if not the very best.

Go play it, it's great. Even if you've played it before. Then come here to talk about it.
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It's an OK game.
No, The Keep. It is really almost exactly like Dungeon Master. Kind of impressive how little they have to change to make it "modern". See also: Legend of Grimrock.
Are we talking about "part 2" or Chaos Strikes Back?

Is this port even ok with a mouse? I can't imagine playing with a SNES controller.
Don't try to talk voice of reason to these debils. Dungeon Master is one of the best games in history of mankind. When it first came out it was phenomenal. I recommend using Amiga emulator and playing the Amiga version. First finish Dungeon Master and then try to do Chaos Strikes Back. Chaos is something you'll need a party from DM. Have fun.

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I love Zelda, really, but what the fuck is with this shit? Has there ever been a more useless currency in any game series? Out of the several dozen Zelda games, only a few have actually made good use of rupees, and even then, they're usually sickeningly easy to acquire.

Take Ocarina of Time for example. Again, great game, but holy fuck the economy is retarded. Everything you need can be found in the environment for free, and shops sell bizarre, useless shit like Blue Fire at insane prices. On top of that, you find hundreds of rupees every few minutes, and can even just sell fish and bugs and max out your wallet in seconds.

Not every Zelda game is as bad as OoT, but you get the point. All you're ever rewarded with are these fucking rupees that have no use beyond mini games that cost practically nothing and items that you don't even need. What were they thinking with this?
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Also, thanks to that almost every game seems to be designed for a baby that has never touched a controller or keyboard before. But yeah, it's better for them since they sell more this way.
Links awakening had the shovel in the shop and the bow for a good ranged weapon. But I liked the hook shot for ranged.
Zelda 1 was hard enough so you actually wanted to buy potions and unless you are extremly familiar with the game you will not be skilled enough to have a potion every time it would save your ass.

In addition bombs were highly effective up until around the 3rd sword upgrade. They are the safest way to take out high health targets.

You could also skip entire rooms if you saved up to buy a key. Had to keep a reserve in order to replace your shield and the moment you discover the blue ring you're going to cherish every ruppee you find until you earn that thing.

The economy was fine in Zelda 1 because the game was HARD.

God I hate how much of a fucking casual this guy who heads what used to be a decently difficult series is.

At least after the well deserved criticism Skyward Sword got he seems to finally get that nobody wanted his vision for Zelda.
This guy's vision of Zelda has pretty much split the fanbase like what happened to the Sonic fanbase.

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This is true, right?
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>0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

But but, that's a byte!
It actually looks pretty clean on regular composite if you have a nice crt
they demonstrates the differences clearly enough
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>responding to tripfags making off topic shitposts

Anyway, pic related is how the devs intended it to look. Note the purple sky.

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What was the point of owning this console if you weren't a weeb who was into JRPG games? Hardly anything else to play besides Bombeman and Virtua Cop/Fighter.
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I can't imagine being so uninformed as to think that the Sega CD is a "JRPG console" because it has like 1 classic JRPG on it.

Wait, you can be more uninformed. You could buy a 20 year old $300 console without knowing anything about it.

Even 10 is more worthwhile stuff than what the bing bing wahoo machine had.

Add Soviet strike to that list.
>What was the point of owning this console if you weren't a weeb who was into JRPG games?
Then you have no business on this board anyway.
>Soviet strike
I said exclusives

While I would agree that the N64 was bit lacking in some departments, it is overall better than the Saturn

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Doesn't have to be something you drew way back when (like pic related) just old ass fanart
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Looks like Alf
I wonder what the japanese executives that went through these thought about them.
Were the Japanese submissions just as bad?
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probably not. the japanese are good at everything
How do you check for this stuff? Just look up linkedin or something?
this is awesome

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How do I play metal slug on pc?... I know you know
Buy on steam.
...what about torrents?
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You can't, otherwise FBI is going to get you and throw you to jail.

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What retro games are you good at speedrunning, /vr/?

What retro games are you looking forward to see at the upcoming AGDQ '18?

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>Somone that can play many games across many different genres at a high skill level is a hell of a lot more impressive
Noone can do that, though, unless the games are piss easy to play at that level.

People who are actually good at games have to live and breathe that game. The other option is being mediocre at many games.
Devs now straight up use techniques like that to get players addicted to their games. Everything is much more figured out and streamlined with all that market research and focus testing.

pretty good at running CV 3
What route/partner?

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Breath of Fire (GBA) now has both a color and sound restoration patch. This on top of the GBA version's improvements and other available patches (like text cleanup patch which change some names to what would later become canon names like Bleu to Deis and Tyr to Myria) now make this version the definitive version. The sound restoration patch was done by the same guy behind the FF GBA music patches.

Has anyone tried the "Breath of Fire Improved" hack? Is it too hard or does it just do what it says it does? "play more like the later games in the series, plus a few tweaks"

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It's funny. Somewhere over on 2chan someone is possibly saying
that いくつかの日本のテレビ番組やアニメは、いくつかの奇妙な理由で、アメリカで本当に人気があります。
The difference is mostly that BoF1 is just kinda bad in general, BoF2 is both bad and so incompetently written it looks like Google Translate at the time, making the shittiness of it a whole lot more visible.
It's also a lot more fun, when BoF1 fails it's just puzzling and bland, when BoF2 fails (which is a lot more often) it's often really hilarious.
Elfen Lied for one, much more popular in the west than in Japan. Season 2 fucking NEVER
So I got momo with shadowwalk, and war song. Just destroying. Ryu will have supercombo and Rei is tiger mode tearing everything up.

good game
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This was a good game, basically like a mixture of Castlevania and Prince of Persia , it seems the GBC had some surprisingly quality licensed games for his short time on it was on the market

Has very little to do with Monster Rancher. Regardless of that, this is actually a Solomon's Key spinoff. For those not in the know, you go through a series of puzzle rooms, where you must escape and slay monsters. You do so with your magic wand/pickaxe which lets your create or destroy climbable blocks. This also has a few fairly clever "giant monster" boss fights that require some strategy and quick fingers.
This was just reskinned Elevator Action, that game also had a Game Boy Color-only spin-off I'm not sure if they are exactly the same game though.
It was a good ol no scrolling computer puzzle platformer.

I hate some neat stuff hidden behind licenses.
I had no idea GBC had so many reskinned branded games.

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One of the bests AITD/RE style survival horror
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1 and 2 are the best dino games ever made.
Unfortunately, running past non-sleeping raptors breaks immersion by making raptors' presence far less menacing (it turns them into feeling like an object). But it does open up scenarios where the player can get ambushed by raptors coming in from adjacent rooms.

Let's have a fun thread:

Post a time that you dodged a bullet by almost making a bad retro purchase and a time you got shot in the fucking face and made a terrible purchase. I don't really mean about anything that was bought in the past 15 years - it had to happen between 1980 and 2000.

When I dodged a bullet:
I was going to spend all the birthday and Christmas money I had saved for a year on a Jaguar and 4-5 games back in late 1993 when I was 10. I only had an NES at the time. My parents convinced me to get an SNES and the games were becoming much cheaper so I picked it up with like 7 or 8 great games. I probably would have liked the Jaguar for awhile, but would have been so pissed to not have a MK2 port or any decent games besides AvP, Tempest 2000, and the good silent Doom port.

Shot in the face: Spent $60 on the SNES Primal Rage port and as much as I tried to like it I realized what a god awful shit game it was. I wanted WeaponLord but no stores ever carried it.
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Didn't the case feel lighter than usual though?

not really, a cd doesn't weigh much and I wasn't looking for a weight difference, it was taken out of the case and taken to the register for me to purchase.
I had a similar situation, if I remember correctly. I got C&C for PC, opened it up, and had either 2 Nod discs or 2 GDI discs with none of the other faction. I think it was GDI that I got two of.
I enjoyed my E-Reader at the time, but I can see how it might be a big money sink.
Dodged a bullet: Got Dr. Mario for N64 for my birthday as a youngin'.

Returned that shit in for Paper Mario (I don't like puzzle games)

Shot In The Face: Bought Tony Hawk 2 for GBC instead of Oracle of Seasons

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Who thought "Yeah, that looks good. Let's make half the game look like that."
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>can be speedran

can be speedrun FTFY
Axelay had horizontal sections? Wow, that's cool.
I enjoyed Axelay very much.
Yes, it's like a console spiritual successor to Salamander / Life Force in that regard.
Half the game is horizontal.

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