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#1 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

Important to make distinctions between critics, user scores, and sales.

People will say something is overrated because critics or the community like it and they don't, or because it sells well despite their negative feelings.

People will say something is underrated because critics or the community dislike it and they do, or because it sold poorly despite their positive feelings.

In the case of Okami, many felt it rivalled other big Action\Adventure contenders like Zelda, yet Clover was shut not long after it was released and for awhile it seemed it might be abandoned. In any case it certainly isn't the sort of breakthrough success that gets non-gamers playing games.

In the case of Call of Duty, it continually sells better than ANY other game and scores quite well with critics. While I personally feel its a quality example of an arcadey shooter, I certainly don't think its perpetually the BEST game on the shelves as its sales imply, nor always deserving of AAA or near AAA scores. It has been the sort of breathrough success that gets non-gamers playing games.

#2 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

5th Gen: Spyro over Crash, Crash good, Spyro excellent.
6th Gen: Crash over Spyro initially, but Spyro gradually redeemed himself slightly, Both sort of mediocre (Enter the Dragonfly was awful), Spyro over Crash on GBA
7th Gen: Only played Crash

#3 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

I've come across maybe 40-60 amazing Genesis games, while I've discovered nearly a hundred on the SNES.

Both have well over a hundred (probably both well over two hundred) decent, fun titles well worth playing.

Nothing about the best Genesis games places them markedly above the best SNES games in my opinion, so quality versus quantity is an irrelevant consideration.

The SNES seems to me slightly more capable hardware, which seems fair given it was released a couple years after the Genesis. That said, games like Lightning Force, Contra Hard Corps, Ranger X, Gunstar Heroes and Vectorman, as well as the modern retro release Pier Solar, are every bit as impressive as anything on the SNES.

#4 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

[QUOTE="firefluff3"]

Game looks suprisingly good :O but they need to slow down with these bundles!

despa1r_fact0r

yeah there is going to be another another Indie Royale Bundle in 9 days (the Difficult Bundle) which I have a feeling will have Super Meat Boy and there will be 2 more Indie Royale Bundle after that http://www.indieroyale.com/

Thanks for that site.

#5 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

Another great game, SpaceChem, has been added to the bundle.

#6 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

1. Stereotype humor is rarely, truly funny. It is largely uninsightful, easy, and dumb humor. Jokes come from exaggerations, and every joke has an exaggeration; stereotype humor has its exaggerations built in and plays on the fact the listener is "in on it." Its purpose is to cement the lines in our society, not to cross or challenge them as truly good humor attempts to do. Your discomfort may just be you rubbing up against your societal programming, and you should consider that maybe its a good thing, and something many people are unwilling to face.

2. From his perspective, should he "get over himself?" I really doubt its a sign of healthy growth to let other people distance themselves from you or place you in a box so that they can more easily identify with you safely, without having to challenge themselves. That is not "overcoming your ego."

#8 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

Shockingly, none of these have been mentioned by anyone in the thread so far...

Cybernator

Demon's Crest

Super Ghouls N Ghosts

Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals

Breath of Fire 1 & 2

Hagane

Skyblazer

Mickey Mania

Ninja Warriors

Wild Guns

Also, you might want to get an adapter so you can play Super Famicom games and get your hand on... (don't worry, none are Japn. language required titles, although knowledge may lead to a minor increase in the enjoyment of some of these titles)

Do Re Me Fantasy

Cotton 100%

Spriggan Powered

Front Mission: Gunhazard(Ignore the English writing in the vid, it's from a fan patch for a rom)

Sutte Hakkun

Umihara Kawase

Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W - Endless Duel

The Go Go Ackman series (No, your not nuts, the character models look like DBZ, DQ, Chrono characters because Akira Toriyama did them.)

Magical Pop'N

#9 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

Let me look at the genres and make a couple decisions about my preferences...I'll list a few examples for each (not to be thought of as the top 5 or anything, just the 5 that come to mind first)

Scrolling Shoot em Ups: SAT winner, but DC holds its own. (SAT has a vast quantity of quality games not represented here)

5 for SAT: Radiant Silvergun, Battle Garegga, Batsugun, Thunder Force V, Cotton Boomerang
5 for DC: Under Defeat, Border Down, Ikaruga, Bangai-O, Radirgy

3D Fighters: DC winner, but SAT holds its own.

5 for DC: Soul Calibur, Dead or Alive 2, Project Justice, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Fighting Vipers 2
5 for SAT: Dead or Alive, Fighting Vipers, Virtua Fighter 2, Fighters Megamix, Goiken Muyou: Anarchy in the Nippon

2D Fighters: SAT winner, but DC holds its own.

5 for SAT: Street Fighter Zero 3, Vampire Savior, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, Real Bout Special
5 for DC: Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Last Blade 2, The King of Fighters Dream Match

Action Beat em Ups or Hack n Slash: SAT winner, DC has a couple worthy titles, but the genre is not a strength.

5 for SAT: Guardian Heroes, Dungeons & Dragons Collection, Die Hard Arcade, Psychic Killer Taromaru, Shinobi Legions
5 for DC: Power Stone, Power Stone 2, Dynamite Cop,Sword of the Berserk, Zombie Revenge

RPGs: SAT winner, DC has a couple worthy titles, but the genre's a weakness. (SAT has a quantity of good RPGs not mentioned here)

5 for SAT: Shining the Holy Ark, Grandia, Tengai Makyou: Daishou no Mokushiroku IV, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Princess Crown
5 for DC: Grandia 2, Phantasy Star Online, Elemental Gimmick Gear, Skies of Arcadia, Shenmue

Driving: DC winner, SAT has a couple worthy titles, but the genre's a weakness. (DC has a quantity of good Racers not mentioned here)

5 for SAT: Daytona CE, Sega Rally Championship, Wipout XL, Shutoku Battle 97, Touge: King the Spirits 2
5 for DC: Metropolis Street Racer, Test Drive LeMans, Crazy Taxi, San Francisco Rush 2049, Daytona USA

3D Shooters: DC winner, SAT has a couple worthy titles, but the genre's a weakness.

5 for SAT: Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei, Virtua Cop 2, Alien Trilogy, House of the Dead
5 for DC: Unreal Tournament, Quake III, Rez, MDK 2, House of the Dead 2

Sports: DC winner, SAT has a couple worthy titles, but the genre's not a strength.

5 for SAT: World Series Baseball 98, Winter Heat, Worldwide Soccer 97, Steep Slope Sliders, Decathlete
5 for DC: Virtua Tennis 2K2, NFL 2K2, NBA 2K2, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, NFL Blitz 2001

Strategy: SAT winner, DC has a couple worthy titles, but the genre's not a strength. (SAT has a quantity of good Strategy titles not mentioned)

5 for SAT: Dragon Force, Shining Force III, Langrisser Tribute, Sakura Taisen, Wachenroder
5 for DC: Super Robot Taisen Alpha, Sakura Taisen IV, Sakura Taisen, Hundred Swords, Run = Dim

Platformers: Close, but the five below are pretty much it for decent DC platformers, whereas the SAT has a few more

5 for SAT: Clockwork Knight 2, Rayman, Astal, Nights into Dreams, Silhouette Mirage
5 for DC: Rayman 2, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Jet Grind Radio, Super Magnetic Neo

Other Adventure - Action Adventure: They both have a variety of other good Act or Adv titles, too many to say one's better than the other.

5 for SAT: Akumajo Dracula X Gekka no Yasoukyoku, Machi, Policenauts, D, Deep Fear
5 for DC: Resident Evil Code Veronica, D2, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, Maken X

Puzzle, Music, & Other Miscellaneous: DC winner, but SAT holds its own.

5 for SAT: Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Norse by Northwest: Lost Vikings 2, Magical Drop 2, Baku Baku, Culdcept
5 for DC: Samba de Amigo, Chu Chu Rocket, Space Channel 5, Puyo Puyo 4, The Typing of the Dead

In conclusion, it seems to me there are several large distinctions. If you really prefer RPGs and Strategy games the SAT is an excellant system (provided you speak Japanese, and acceptable system even if you don't), whereas the DC is a pretty poor choice in my opinion with not many worthy titles outside of the one's I listed. On the flipside, the Dreamcast re-captures some of Sega's arcadey Sports and Racing roots better than the SAT and is truly a standout console in those areas. The other differences lie in the general strength of the SAT as a 2D console and the DC as a 3D console. You get more standout 3D games in traditional 3D genres on the DC, like Quake III or Soul Calibur, whereas the SAT will let you you see 2D as it was meant to be seen with titles like Princess Crown and Nanatsu Kaze no Shimu Monogatari.

I have a preference for RPGs and Strategy titles and I also have a preference for well done 2D relative to 3D, so as a matter of personal preference the SAT is better for me, but both are excellant systems overall. As with most things regarding the Saturn, restricting the debate to the US library leaves the DC a clear winner.

#10 Posted by Seiki_sands (1720 posts) -

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]

[QUOTE="BMD004"]

Most have family still living in the Middle East and are "connected" to that part of the world

BMD004

Can you back that statement up?

And this poll is about civilians in general, not specifically related to the Middle East.

It's just common sense. Unless their grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. all moved to the U.S. (which is extremely unlikely), then they still have family in the Middle East. And no, not all Muslims are from the Middle East... but most are. It's not often that a white guy grows up as Muslim. Some black people do, but it is still rare.

Again, most muslims do not live in the middle east and haven't for a long time. The are 160,000,000 in India alone and more than another 140,000,000 in Bangladesh and another 200,000,000 in Indonesia.

The middle east accounts for about 20% of muslims. There are more muslims in Russia than Jordan and Libya combined. There are more muslims in the rest of Europe than in Oman, Palestine, Lebanon, The United Arab Emirates, and Syria combined.