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Poll ended at Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:08 am

All the Rest of Dragon Quest
8
11%
Classic '90s RTS
16
22%
Eighties' Ladies' Night
20
28%
Koei Klassics
8
11%
Premillennial Mech Madness
20
28%
 
Total votes : 72
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by noiseredux Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:27 am

Exhuminator wrote:I see a lot of folks picking categories based on what games they already own. That's understandable. But it's also understandable to consider buying a game just to play for a TR. Part of the point of TR is to get folks to branch out from what they usually play, and engage in new experiences suggested by others. A personal example is I bought FFXII:RW solely on the premise of February's current TR. Turns out I'm really enjoying the game. I wouldn't have bothered buying or trying it, if that TR wasn't picked. Just a thought! :wink:


I have no problem buying games for TR. I bought Type-0 just for that. And I bought Ducktales Remastered for it the month before. I'll gladly buy something for March. My own personal problem - which will be weird to you and others - is just that the only console I have now is Xbox One. I've gotten to a point in my life where I'm just not keen on owning a bunch of consoles and collections anymore. And honestly the way that the hobby fits into my life nowadays, I'm just content with a single console and nothing else. I don't really expect anyone to understand, just is what it is. But my participation in these months basically comes down to if there's games accessible to me within these categories. If I can find something that's 'permissible,' then fantastic. If not then I guess I'll have to sit the month out.

I'm pretty sure DQ is totally out of the question.

I might be able to find a 90's RTS that's playable on Xbox One? I'm not sure.

Eighties Ladies would be way easier if it was Nineties Ladies, haha. Again, I might be able to find something that fits if I do some digging. Does Swordquest count? Haha.

Koei I'm not sure about. Maybe?

Mechs I know I can do Virtual-On Cybertroopers or VOOT as they were released on XBLA.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Exhuminator Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:36 am

noiseredux wrote:the only console I have now is Xbox One


Do you not have a mobile platform anymore? Like a smartphone or tablet? I thought you had a Shield actually.

You don't own a PC of any sort?
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by noiseredux Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 am

I sold my Shield. I just have a cheapo Kindle. I also took apart my gaming PC after remodeling my game room earlier this year. I technically have access to some games on the Kindle and my laptop, but really the reason why I've switched back to just playing everything on a console is that I just kind of wasn't having fun playing things on tablet/PC anymore. I can't really explain my personality type. I'm kind of OCD about things I guess?

You might not know but I went years where I played ONLY GB/GBC/GBA/Gamecube stuff. Then I went years where I played ONLY PS1/2/3/P stuff. Then years where I played nothing but SCD/Sat/DC stuff. Then it was PC/Android only. I just go through these (long) phases where I just kind of follow whatever my mind gets interested in hobby-wise. So this is where I'm at now. I'm not saying that I couldn't figure out a way to play games on a tablet or whatever... just that I don't really want to. What I'm into right now is when I'm done w/ dinner and chores and whatever, I sit on my couch and play games on the Xbox. It's just what comforts me right now.

I'm not trying to be (intentionally) stubborn or anything. And as I've said if I can find ANY games that fit the winning category that I can play that way, then I absolutely will.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Ack Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:43 am

noiseredux wrote:I'm pretty sure DQ is totally out of the question.


Yeah, I think you're screwed here, unless you delve into the world of emulation.

noiseredux wrote:I might be able to find a 90's RTS that's playable on Xbox One? I'm not sure.


Depending on your definition of "RTS" and whether you'll allow more simulation and managerial aspects, the 1997 game Constructor did get an HD release on Xbox One last year.

noiseredux wrote:Eighties Ladies would be way easier if it was Nineties Ladies, haha. Again, I might be able to find something that fits if I do some digging. Does Swordquest count? Haha.


Think outside the box. Centipede got a release in the Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1. Exhum never said we couldn't honor real life people, so Dona Bailey is in!

noiseredux wrote:Koei I'm not sure about. Maybe?


I'm not sure if Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII got an English release for Xbox One.

noiseredux wrote:Mechs I know I can do Virtual-On Cybertroopers or VOOT as they were released on XBLA.


Yeah, easy.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by noiseredux Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:53 am

Ack wrote:[Depending on your definition of "RTS" and whether you'll allow more simulation and managerial aspects, the 1997 game Constructor did get an HD release on Xbox One last year.


oooh I was totally forgetting about this! I would play this in a second, and will probably vote for RTS with that in mind.

I'm not sure if Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII got an English release for Xbox One.


It was only released in Japan if I recall. Either way it's an original 2016 game, so definitely not retro. I can justify remakes, but not an entirely new entry like this.

Exhum, did you set it so votes can be changed? I don't want to vote too hastily if not.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Ack Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:00 pm

I figured I'd throw my two cents into the pile. I voted for 90s RTS and Koei Classics. Why? Because I liked RTS games back in the 90s, and I'm rubbish at Nobunaga's Ambition but want to get better, that's why.

If tactical games are allowed instead of more strategic base builders, then I may try my hand at getting Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat to work.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by alienjesus Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:01 pm

Exhuminator wrote:By "here" do you mean in Europe? In the USA pretty much every mainline DQ game has been officially localized and released. For USA on the spin-offs, we've received:

Dragon Warrior Monsters, Dragon Warrior Monsters 2, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, Torneko: The Last Hope, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, Fortune Street, Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (and Dragon Quest Builders, though it's a bit new).
All together best I can tell there's at least eleven English Dragon Quest spin-offs to pick from should this TR choice win.


I do mean in Europe, yes! We got the DQ Monsters games and Dragon Quest Swords, plus Boom Street (surely that's not 10 years old already though?). We didn't get Rocket Slime or Torneko though. I'd prefer to buy a physical copy of a game I'm playing where possible, so it'd be portable titles for me if this wins.

I do own the unfortunately no longer available Dragon Quest Wars for DSiWare too, which is an interesting one.

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alienjesus wrote:They look too dry for me!


Even this one?


I mean, I don't even know what that one is. The PAL release issue is abundant for Koei stuff though. That said, I saw you list Mystic Heroes as an option in your later list, and I played a bit of that one back in the day, so I'd probably pick that up if Koei unexpectedly won.

Exhuminator wrote:Nice. I've beaten Faselei! and enjoyed it. Proper shout out.


It's good stuff. I think if Mechs wins I'll be opting for Teleroboxer .


Exhuminator wrote:I see a lot of folks picking categories based on what games they already own. That's understandable. But it's also understandable to consider buying a game just to play for a TR. Part of the point of TR is to get folks to branch out from what they usually play, and engage in new experiences suggested by others. A personal example is I bought FFXII:RW solely on the premise of February's current TR. Turns out I'm really enjoying the game. I wouldn't have bothered buying or trying it, if that TR wasn't picked. Just a thought! :wink:


I'm trying to keep my backlog down, so choosing from games I already own is helpful for that. I'm not against buying games to meet the categories though - I plan to try and join in with every Together Retro this year! I AM trying to avoid forking out for another big Strategy title or RPG though, as I have about 70 games of those genres in my unbeaten pile already :lol:
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Exhuminator Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:51 pm

noiseredux wrote:I can't really explain my personality type. I'm kind of OCD about things I guess?


Engaging in retro gaming events with an Xbox One as your sole conduit makes things... challenging. However, I'm confidant we can find something for you to play no matter which choice wins.

Ack wrote:Depending on your definition of "RTS" and whether you'll allow more simulation and managerial aspects, the 1997 game Constructor did get an HD release on Xbox One last year.


Insofar as strategy goes, as long as its REAL TIME (not turn based) and involves some sort of strategy (unit management / resource management), and was released in the '90s, the game counts.

alienjesus wrote:I'm not against buying games to meet the categories though - I plan to try and join in with every Together Retro this year!


Now that's the right attitude IMO. I too plan to engage in each TR this year, and will certainly at times need to acquire new games to comply. I personally have no issue with that.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by noiseredux Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:57 pm

Exhuminator wrote:Engaging in retro gaming events with an Xbox One as your sole conduit makes things... challenging. However, I'm confidant we can find something for you to play no matter which choice wins.


oh I don't disagree about the challenge. Though in some way that part makes it interesting to me as well.

Insofar as strategy goes, as long as its REAL TIME (not turn based) and involves some sort of strategy (unit management / resource management), and was released in the '90s, the game counts.


I actually really hope RTS wins now.

Are we able to change votes after they've been cast?
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:12 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
alienjesus wrote:I'm not against buying games to meet the categories though - I plan to try and join in with every Together Retro this year!


Now that's the right attitude IMO. I too plan to engage in each TR this year, and will certainly at times need to acquire new games to comply. I personally have no issue with that.

Normally I'd be right there with yall, but I'm about to buy a house, so that necessitates tightening the belt. =/
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