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90's Gaming?

Descent

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I truly loved that era, because everyone ripped off each other's work, then added shit.

Cliff Brezinski (sp?) was the RIP OFF KING. He made Jazz Jackrabbit, which was a fusion of Mario, Sonic, and a bit of Contra, but that Descent clone he designed was HORRIBLE. It's not even worth looking up the name.

Forsaken was another Descent clone. It was crap ^2.

Then, there were 2 billion Doom clones that flooded the market. Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and Duke3D were the best ones, IMO.

Then you had the REAL FPS's. All the killer games were released within years of each other. You had Wolf3D, the Doom. Then you had Descent, which was the first one to break away from the pack, which featured fully 3D environments, superb dynamic lighting and special effects, and full 360 degree rotation. I was playing it today in school and this kid I knew thought it looked awesome.

It was an 80's action arcade game/flight sim hybrid. Easy to learn, yet hard to master. I've been playing it for 9 years straight and I'm still innovating my strategies. You are a pilot who is hired by the PTMC to clear mines out that have robots that have been sabotaged by an alien computer virus.

Your goal is to blow up the main reactor, and exit before the mine blows up, which takes 50 seconds. The boss robots were BADASS. It took me five years to beat the first one. The second one is twice as nasty, but arguably easier.

The game lacked any sort of plot, but the ending pissed you off so much you wanted to smash your monitor againt your desk, then rip your keyboard to shreds.

Then, you had the king of all the shoot-em-ups: DUKE NUKEM 3D.

Strippers! Porno! Asian sushi strip clubs! Destructable sings, vases, TV's and shit!

Could it get any better? Wait! AN AUTOMATIC PISTOL!

I was floored when I first played that.

Oh, and the Genesis. Best system ever next to Dreamcast.

Sonic 2 was so fast. Back in my day, you didn't need fucking VR glasses or fucking Project Gotham Racing to feel like you were zooming!

You had a Genesis, a TV, and Sonic cartridges. For mobile speed, you had a game gear.

Then, you had innovative hardware that never got any credit, such as the Saturn, which had "fully functional" multiprocessing. Two CPU's, and two VPU's made up the heart of the world's hardest to program system.

Assigned tasks to a certain CPU was impossible. Even Yu Suzuki didn't pull it off that well.

Even worse, you have lost art, like FreeSpace, Daikatana, Virtua Racing Deluxe, and mmmm....OutRun 2019.

Software that totally kicked ass, but never sold well.

What's your favorite thing about 90's gaming?
 

screwy

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Descent said:
I truly loved that era, because everyone ripped off each other's work, then added shit.

Cliff Brezinski (sp?) was the RIP OFF KING. He made Jazz Jackrabbit, which was a fusion of Mario, Sonic, and a bit of Contra, but that Descent clone he designed was HORRIBLE. It's not even worth looking up the name.

Forsaken was another Descent clone. It was crap ^2.

Then, there were 2 billion Doom clones that flooded the market. Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and Duke3D were the best ones, IMO.

Then you had the REAL FPS's. All the killer games were released within years of each other. You had Wolf3D, the Doom. Then you had Descent, which was the first one to break away from the pack, which featured fully 3D environments, superb dynamic lighting and special effects, and full 360 degree rotation. I was playing it today in school and this kid I knew thought it looked awesome.

It was an 80's action arcade game/flight sim hybrid. Easy to learn, yet hard to master. I've been playing it for 9 years straight and I'm still innovating my strategies. You are a pilot who is hired by the PTMC to clear mines out that have robots that have been sabotaged by an alien computer virus.

Your goal is to blow up the main reactor, and exit before the mine blows up, which takes 50 seconds. The boss robots were BADASS. It took me five years to beat the first one. The second one is twice as nasty, but arguably easier.

The game lacked any sort of plot, but the ending pissed you off so much you wanted to smash your monitor againt your desk, then rip your keyboard to shreds.

Then, you had the king of all the shoot-em-ups: DUKE NUKEM 3D.

Strippers! Porno! Asian sushi strip clubs! Destructable sings, vases, TV's and shit!

Could it get any better? Wait! AN AUTOMATIC PISTOL!

I was floored when I first played that.

Oh, and the Genesis. Best system ever next to Dreamcast.

Sonic 2 was so fast. Back in my day, you didn't need fucking VR glasses or fucking Project Gotham Racing to feel like you were zooming!

You had a Genesis, a TV, and Sonic cartridges. For mobile speed, you had a game gear.

Then, you had innovative hardware that never got any credit, such as the Saturn, which had "fully functional" multiprocessing. Two CPU's, and two VPU's made up the heart of the world's hardest to program system.

Assigned tasks to a certain CPU was impossible. Even Yu Suzuki didn't pull it off that well.

Even worse, you have lost art, like FreeSpace, Daikatana, Virtua Racing Deluxe, and mmmm....OutRun 2019.

Software that totally kicked ass, but never sold well.

What's your favorite thing about 90's gaming?
Hahahahahahaha!

Oh, and best 90's game?

Parappa the Rapper. On the PS1.
 

Descent

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Daikatana was actually a very, VERY good game. It was a refreshing improvement to the FPS formula.

It recieved bad reviews because it's creator, John Romero, had some bad vibes circling him.

However, if you play past the first level, you will be floored.

Good voice acting, AMAZING plot, breathtaking soundtrack, and KILLER GAME PLAY.

It'a also funny as hell. Superfly Johnson is the coolest dude ever!

He was tortured for 8 years, and he takes it in stride when you remove him from his holster.

Also, in the game, they make hamburgers out of executed prisoners.

It also mixes in RPG/RTS elements.

Dude, http://shop.store.yahoo.com/chicagocomputersupply/daikatana.html

You'd love it if you gave it a chance.
 

screwy

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Descent said:
Daikatana was actually a very, VERY good game. It was a refreshing improvement to the FPS formula.

It recieved bad reviews because it's creator, John Romero, had some bad vibes circling him.

However, if you play past the first level, you will be floored.

Good voice acting, AMAZING plot, breathtaking soundtrack, and KILLER GAME PLAY.

It'a also funny as hell. Superfly Johnson is the coolest dude ever!

He was tortured for 8 years, and he takes it in stride when you remove him from his holster.

Also, in the game, they make hamburgers out of executed prisoners.

It also mixes in RPG/RTS elements.

Dude, http://shop.store.yahoo.com/chicagocomputersupply/daikatana.html

You'd love it if you gave it a chance.
Sure, if you like shooting hordes of fucking frogs.
 

Descent

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So you bought it?

I loved the game after the first level. It's more than worth the tedium.

Romero has the earliest build in existence on his site, www.rome.ro .

Pretty cool shit. That build explains why Ion died itself!
 

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damn i love 90's games more than i do today's games.....remember super metroid? took me and my friend a few months to get 100% and what about zelda? you could play it for 5 months straight and not get bored with it.....FF7 and Xenogears(i think its one of the best underrated RPGs besides fallout series) and fallout 1&2.....oh cant forget shinobi on genesis.....and mortal kombat.....super mario..pokemon lol diablo 2....wow i played that since it came out and got lod and played it every day 8-10 hours a day....and i still had time for work a gf and going clubbing lol..........now games are all about graphics....i say give me 90's graphics and a good storyline........thats all i need
 

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DIZNUTS said:
.....and mortal kombat.....

erm.. /worship

I could never get enough of the genesis mortal combat when it first came out. That game was the shit with fatalities (sp?)
 

Descent

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I didn't play it until '01, when I bought a pirated copy off 'da streets.

Actually it was a store near Times Square called Blowout Video.

For some weird reason, my father and I were the only caucasian people in there besides a Jewish Rabbi.

Don't ask...I'm not racist, I just found it...odd...That a store in a prominent location like that with numerous foreign tourists would be predominently African American.

They had a porno section, "But I was Under 18."

WelCum to America! Age matters here, not your bodily processes!

Hooray for the right wing.