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What should April's Together Retro theme be?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:14 pm

90s RTS
16
27%
Army Men Anthology
4
7%
All Hail Neo Geo
17
28%
FMV Frenzy
17
28%
LET'S NEP 'EM ALL UP
6
10%
 
Total votes : 60
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by marurun Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:38 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:As long as it's a game or a port of a game that appeared on the Neo Geo MVS, it's fair game.


Why you excluding AES and CD exclusives, G?
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by MrPopo Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:08 pm

marurun wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:As long as it's a game or a port of a game that appeared on the Neo Geo MVS, it's fair game.


Why you excluding AES and CD exclusives, G?

All zero AES exclusives? That said, there do appear to be 8 CD exclusive games, though a couple appear to be enhancements of existing MVS games.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by marurun Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:20 pm

I was guessing on the AES side...
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by ElkinFencer10 Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:02 pm

I actually didn't know there were any AES or CD exclusives. The CD exclusives are in!
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by Ack Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:07 pm

Eh, I'm pretty much good no matter whether Neo Geo, 90s RTS, or FMVs wins.
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by pierrot Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:17 pm

I voted for FMV.

I also voted for Neo Geo.

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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by Exhuminator Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:37 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I have to admit I'm not crazy about the whole FMV thing. Lots of corny kitschy stuff and various others things I'm just not into at all.

I agree. If we're just talking about old pure FMV games period, there's not a lot of value there. If we're including the qualifier "any old game that has full motion video cutscenes", that's just way too broad, and therefore doesn't serve up a unique identity for the TR. I can't get excited for either one of those concepts.

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Neo Geo is a huge wide spectrum.

I agree. I think people see Neo Geo and think "the same ol' fighters". Sure there's a lot of fighters in Neo Geo land. But there's more variety to the catalog than that:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/neo/category/999-all
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/neogeocd/category/999-all
https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/neo-geo-pocket/
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ngpc/category/999-all

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ElkinFencer10 wrote:As long as it's a game or a port of a game that appeared on the Neo Geo MVS, it's fair game.


Aww come on man, it'd be funner if we could include NGP and NGPC too.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:08 pm

Lots of dismissiveness for some quality games here. If you are an adventure game fan, FMV games offer you some insanely high quality stuff in the likes of Return to Zork, Zork Nemesis, And Zork Grand Inquisitor, the Myst Franchise, Gabriel Knight 2, Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon and so much more.

When talking about other genres, FMV games were genuinely fun in the shooting gallery style games with Crime Patrol and Space Pirates and Who Shot Johnny Rock which added a choose your own adventure style mystery to it.

You have the later wing commander games which are genuinely fun and actually have good acting. You have Dark Forces 2, Realms of the Haunting which are quality first person shooters.

There is choice and it doesn't have to be all schlock all the time.

This odd argument that FMV would be too broad a category but saying neo geo isn't is just silly.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by ElkinFencer10 Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:12 pm

Don't forget Lethal Enforcers. That's a legit great game. You've also got Corpse Killer which is utter shit but hilarious shit.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by Ack Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Hey, if FMV wins, I'll probably look into Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, Normality, or Starship Titanic.
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