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Very neat site, I really like shooting games of that nature although I don't play them nearly as often as I would like. Anyways now that I have beaten SA2 I'll give my opinions, well I'm guessing most of us know that the game is pretty good however the HD version does have some differences that I feel are enough to type out a few sentences about it. To start off on a positive note there are some added features that I really liked such as the HD which looked great although it did have the side effect of really giving emphasis to how most of the textures are just real pictures slapped onto polygons (you know when you can see the point in which two skybox polygons meet something is amiss.) Also when you beat the game you unlock a special behind the scenes video which was really nice. Anyways now onto the negatives and oh boy where do I start because there are a few that I have, well first off the one I think most people will notice is the game, just like JSRHD, seems to have way more lag then it should even though my pc surpasses the recommended specs. Another thing I noticed was depth perception seemed off, as in I had to pay more attention to the character shadows then I did in previous versions of the game which caused many the unnecessary death. Also going back to the HD graphics for the game, FMVs seemed to be in their original 480p (or quite possibly sub-480p) quality so you had this really nice looking HD in-game scene which then switches to this grainy not so great looking FMV scene. Keeping on the subject of cut scenes one thing I could not stand was cut scenes would randomly switch from 16:9 to 4:3 for no apparent reason, I mean it's understandable for the FMVs no one like grainy stretched out clips but there was really no excuse for the in game cinematics. Finally my final and major problem with this port was the sound quality, we all know the voice acting is horrid but I'm talking about the ratio of sound effect volume to music volume in the levels/ cut scenes, in many levels I could not hear the music for the majority of the stage because the sound effects were so loud and there is no way of lowering the sound effect volume while keeping the music high which was a real disappointment because of how awesome the music is. Anyways to sum everything up I would give this port a 7.0 out of 10 (note I would give the DC/ GC versions a 7.5).
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Good review, Dr Alan.

Anyone get any cool SEGA stuff lately?
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Good review, Dr Alan.
Anyone get any cool SEGA stuff lately?
Thanks thumb.gif and actually yes I did I recently picked up Phantasy Star II and IV on Steam, while I already have II on the GBA with Phantasy Star Collection... Well you can never have too much classic Phantasy Star I always say! tongue.gif
Edit: Also got Wonderboy in Monster World
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Good review, Dr Alan.
Anyone get any cool SEGA stuff lately?

i got crazy taxy but, i do not have a system to play it on.
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Phantasy Star II and IV are both excellent, I have the original Genesis carts.

Especially IV, that game is easily on the level of Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger for SNES. Everything about it is great- the storytelling, art, characters, some pretty innovative vehicles and vehicular combat, the world design. I love it.

II is okay but easily one of the hardest RPGs I've ever finished. The dungeons and their layouts are VERY confusing. I had to use maps to finish it. Also, I beat the game with my parties' average level 28, don't ask me how, I got really lucky against Dark Force and Mother Brain and had just enough Star Mist from Shir to make it through the final battles. Definitely one of my biggest accomplishments RPG wise since I couldn't use save states on the original cart.

Wonderboy in Monster World is also an amazing game, one of the few I dont own if you're talking about the Genesis version. The guy at the local used games shop has a copy and I've asked him if I could buy it for $30 and he said no. Not sure if I'd pay more than that but he won't part with it, he loves it and said he uses it to test systems.

Crazy Taxi is cool but I like Crazy Taxi 2 a bit more, since I think that's the one where they added jumping with the car.

My girlfriend got me Mega Bomberman for Christmas and gave it to me early- she couldn't wait to give it to me. I was surprised because for some reason I thought that game was PAL only, but it does indeed have the red NA label. It's pretty fun but I wish the normal mode (where you blow up monsters) was 2 player.

She said she got me 3 other games, probably all for Sega, and one of them is supposed to be extra special. I think it's probably a CIB Phantasy Star for my Master System. I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
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Yeah I've played all original Genesis versions of Phantasy Star II and IV but with the Steam sale it was impossible to resist, also I applaud you! Beating Phantasy Star II at such a level I couldn't even consider it! (mainly because I would get lost in the dungeons so often and end up leveling up rolleyes.gif ). Mosterworld however I have not played until now and I have to say I'm really enjoying it although I'm currently stuck and my "does not want to check gamefaqs" mentality is very high with this game.

Mega Bomberman! So many flashbacks to playing my friends dad's Genesis with that game (wasn't quite old enough to live though that era so hand me downs were the way to go tongue.gif ) such a good Bomberman game, seems to me Sega is a great place to go for Bomberman other then Super Bomberman of course, with Saturn Bomberman and Bomberman Online being just fantastic in my opinion. Anyways have to say sounds like a great Christmas to me, mine being great as well if not lacking of Sega (I sprung for Transformers (being a mild collector of those) and some Nintendo eshop cash), so yeah! merry Christmas/ happy holidays! thumb.gif

Edit: Yeah I agree Crazy Taxi 2 is the way to go for me personally, but Crazy Taxi 1 is still a really good present I must say thumb.gif
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IN! My house has 3 consoles - Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, and Xbox 360.

The Sega Consoles see much more action than the Xbox does biggrin.gif
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IN! My house has 3 consoles - Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, and Xbox 360.
The Sega Consoles see much more action than the Xbox does biggrin.gif
Welcome! Good to have ya! thumb.gif I'm sure jetpack will add you to the member list once he gets back from his hiatus
     
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Welcome to the club Rains- those are probably the two best Sega systems overall wink.gif

Dr Alan, my girlfriend also got me Space Harrier 32x, Beyond Oasis and Comix Zone.

Space Harrier is a pretty amazing arcade port, the Genesis by itself couldn't really do Space Harrier well. It seems to be arcade perfect.

Comix Zone is a really cool game but very hard.

Beyond Oasis is one of the few Genesis rpgs I have never really played though I remember magazines going wild for it back in the day and publishing walkthroughs and praising it highly. Don't know why I never emulated it. Looking forward to this one.
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Did I just get a sealed copy of Sonic 2?

YOU DANG RIGHT I DID
    
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