I always had my eye on wachenroder. A bit of a surprise that another person on GS knows about the title. Great blog
Hello everyone , so I ordered Elder Scrolls 5 for the PC from Amazon yesterday , for my next blog, I will do a first impreesions blog as well as post pics of what the game looks like on my PC , etc (which might help some people decide between which one to get)
for this blog, Im going to mention some of the games I recently got.
(this is what it looks like on my PC)
since it was something like £1.50 on Steam , I decided to get Crysis.
More than anything else, Crysis was known for pushing PCs in 2007 to the limit, to the point where pretty much no computer could run it maxed out. Thats only half true....it makes PCs in 2011 work hard , despite my PC actually being pretty decent (AMD Phenom II X6 2.8 , 3GB DDR3 , Radeon 6870 1GB) I can only run the game on a mix of high and very high settings, so its fairly close to being maxed out, but its not, I can get it running maxed out, but the game isn't too playable then.
Otherwise its a pretty good shooter, I like the somewhat open nature of the combat, the nanosuit (or whatever its called) is cool , and the game plays like it should.
Luke, I am your fa.....oh wait , wrong film...or game.
Wing Commander 3 on the 3DO is a port of a PC game of the same name . released in 1995, WC3 is a combination of a space shooter and an interactive movie. FMV games were common at the time, but WC3 has 2 things that most other FMV games don't have.
1) The acting is actually decent (with actors like Mark Hamill as the main character along with some others too)
2) there is actual gameplay in the form of a 3D space shooter
visually its very impressive for 1995 and its a very fun game, altough sometimes the frame rate take a nose dive whenever there is alot on screen
Crusader No Remorse is a Saturn port of a PC game. The game is an odd one. Its an action game that has a somewhat similar look to a game like Diablo or Fallout and is an action game with puzzle and even RPG elements , though the controls are a bit odd, its a fun game though
I do like Mario Kart clones , Street Racer on the Saturn is an upgraded port of a SNES/MD game , that was also on the PS1. The difference between the 2 32bit versions is that the Saturn version is considerably more detailed than the PS1 version
(same area as above on the PS1)
That said, the game is not as good as Mario Kart, its a good game, worth getting for cheap , but do not expect Mario Kart quality, at least there are alot of tracks.
Wachenroder for the Saturn is a late 1998 (it even has a Dreamcast ad in the box) strategy RPG mixed in with an adventue game of sorts. Sadly I didn't play it for long, so I can't say much , but I have to say the story is very good so far, its a bit depressing at times , but nothing too bad.
Yeah , I think most people know this one, its Resident Evil with Dinosaurs, good game, and the 3D engine is very impressive for the PS1
yet another game I think most people know, though one thing to note about the N64 version , is that all the levels are different from the PC (or most of them anyways) so this one is worth playing even if you have the PC version.
Yet another well known one, the N64 version is surprisingly good, I find it to be better than the PS1 and even the PC version(although the MKG is arguably the better game)
Doom64 is Doom with a twist, the game is an all new game as opposed to just another port, complete with new levels, enemies and guns, arguably it looks better than the original though the colour scheme is a little odd (at least for this type of game)
Its a snowboarding game , not much to say really, 1080 snowboarding is ok , it looks good, but the controls are a bit odd, I don't know about this one, its ok.
Ridge Racer 64 is one great racing game, as the only Ridge Racer on the N64, its a good game, looks good (although it has a very stereotypical N64 look to it) even though the track selection is a little low (for a game this late , released in 2000) the game controls and plays as you would expect, I like it and would recommend it.
so that is it for now, probably sometime late next week I will do the first impressions blog about Elder Scrolls 5 .
Thanks for reading
@hakanakumono well with the text based games , you always notice the games are littered with cute looking, scantly dressed anime women , so now we found one reason why this thing sells (as sad as that is) why make a good game when you can rely on human nature to guarantee sales :P
I don't think they're content with text based adventures as much as Japanese shovelware developers know they don't have to make actual games. lol
@hakanakumono well the game did come out around the same time as the DC's launch in Japan so it makes sense, but it is kinda funny, it sort of says "your console sucks, get the new one) you have to wonder if the lack of story branching and customization is partly due to Japanese tastes though , they seem content with text based adventures with almost no gameplay as such.
I don't really mind that format all that much, considering that's essentially the basic format of most SRPGs. It's true that there isn't much customization or anything like that. But like I said, rushed game. The dreamcast advert practically confirms it lol. Didn't notice it before, but I might not have a complete copy.
@hakanakumono its really to do with age as well , I remember getting FF10 back when it was new , and quite easily putting 2 weeks of constant gameplay into it , you can do that when youre 13, I couldn't really do that now. the only thing that really hurts Wachenroder is the lack of interaction , its just story, battle, story , battle, rine and repeat. its funny, but on the inside of the box, there is an advert for the Dreamcast, I found that to be amusing.
I have a habit of doing the same / buying games and not getting around to actually playing them. I didn't have this problem when I had less income and I just sat down with the games that I had. ... When I got Wachenroder, I sat down and played through the whole thing. Ultimately, I think it was forced to be rushed to meet a 1998 deadline (otherwise probably would have been a 99 title), but I loved it nonetheless. I want to get back to a point where I didn't see games as projects and can just sit down and enjoy something.
@hakanakumono yes, indeed I got Wachenroder, though Ive got to play it more, I have a habit of starting a game and just not playing it.
Crusader No Remorse is one of my all time favorite games. The game had fast paced action that was addictive and was surprisingly long for games being released at that time. It goes without saying the PC version was much better than the port to Saturn. Crusader No Regret was even more of a blast to play. I wish they would have kept going with the series or tried to bring it back this generation.
@gezegond yeah , Ive got a 3DO , a Panasonic FZ10 , its a good system overall (certainly not deserving of the "its the worst system ever" label Gametrailers gave it). actually I don't know a single word in Japanese, there is an online translation, and the game is actually very linear so its useful. @lightwarrior179 its a good shooter indeed
Crysis is a fantastic shooter. I think its unfair many praise it for its technical achievements because even without them it is a shooter that develops upon Far Cry's open-world concept brilliantly while mixing it with traditional,linear levels during the latter half of the game. I am thinking of getting Skyrim in the next week or so.
Whoa, you've got a 3DO? Now that's a rare console. Wachenroder seems really cool. I wish I knew Japanese. And own a Saturn. :P Crysis runs really good on your PC, I hated it for being extremely short, and ending at the point I though it was getting a bit interesting. I played Dino Crisis on PC a looong time ago, I don't remember anything besides being extremely difficult. For some reason I always thought Crusader is an FPS game. And so many N64 games that I've played either on PC or PS1. :)
@Carlos161 thanks @uglypinkmoose totally different game , Wing Commander on the SNES was actually the first one that game did get a port to the 3DO called Super Wing Commander, which I might get at some point (though it seems it might end up being an import)
I have wing commander on the snes... I couldn't get the hang of the controls and wasn't having very much fun so I gave up on it.... ;P 3DO version is likely better
@Konamic first I have to wait for Skyrim to get here, should be here on monday or Tuesday. yes that is Malcolm McDowell , among others, the interesting thing about WC3 is that it had a budget of 4 million dollars, which was up to that point, the most expensive game ever made hence the actors (though its funny that most games now are easily 30+ million)
I hope you enjoy Skyrim. ;) Wing Commander looks interesting. Is that Malcolm McDowell on the cover? :o I own Dino Crisis, though I haven't played it yet. :P