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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 Exhuminator Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:23 pm

MrPopo wrote:I am fully prepared to abandon my current positions to keep FMV from winning.

Good man. Seriously folks...



Play bad ass vintage action games from Japan.
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Watch grainy old video clips.




Wow what a choice! :roll:
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by Ack Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:26 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
MrPopo wrote:I am fully prepared to abandon my current positions to keep FMV from winning.

Good man. Seriously folks...



Play bad ass vintage action games from Japan.
VS
Watch grainy old video clips.




Wow what a choice! :roll:


What, you don't wanna make Kriss Kross' video?
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:36 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
MrPopo wrote:I am fully prepared to abandon my current positions to keep FMV from winning.

Good man. Seriously folks...



Play bad ass vintage action games from Japan.
VS
Watch grainy old video clips.




Wow what a choice! :roll:


Except the grainy videos you reference are only of the Sega CD variety. Hey, at least if FMV wins you can play all those creepy Japanese photography games.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by ESauced Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:36 pm

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ESauced wrote:This is the second month in a row that I pulled my vote off my initial favorite after becoming gung-ho about another option once someone mentioned a game I hadn’t thought of.

FMV! FMV! FMV!


Oh! What was the game!?! And welcome to the awesome world of FMV!


Rebel Assault and Rebel Assault 2. I was originally on Neo Geo but now I really want to go back and play those. The thing about Neo Geo is those games are great and readily available so I already play them occasionally. But even though I grew up playing Rebel Assault, I don’t revisit it because I rarely play games on my PC and they’re not good enough for me to pay for them again for a PSN download or something. I have them downloaded to my PC though so I’d love to set aside some time to revisit them.

We had 5 Pc games when I was a kid. Rebel Assault 1 and 2, Dark Forces, Muppet CD Rom, and Spider-Man Cartoon Maker. And oh my god I just realized while i was posting this that Muppet CD Rom qualifies too!
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by laurenhiya21 Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:39 pm

Personally I'm not particularly interested in the live-action FMV. A lot of the games seem to be more adventurey (not my thing), but also a lot of them seem to be for PC and I'm not willing to mess around with old PC games right now. I almost always have a heck of a time trying to get them to run properly, assuming that I can get them to run at all. Yeah I know that there probably are games that aren't on PC and aren't adventure games, but most of the ones that I've seen so far don't seem particularly appealing for me.

The only game I've found to be of interest to me (at least so far) would be Revenge of Shinobi (at least I think that had FMV? I'm pretty sure that it did). With Neo Geo games, however, there are quite a few more games that look interesting to me, such as Magician's Lord, Blue's Journey, Neo Geo Turf Masters, and a bunch of neat looking puzzle games.

Not saying that live-action FMV is a bad topic mind (I actually think it's an interesting one), but it definitely doesn't align very well with what I like to play. So for now I'm sticking with my Neo Geo and Nep votes.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:43 pm

ESauced wrote:
BogusMeatFactory wrote:
ESauced wrote:This is the second month in a row that I pulled my vote off my initial favorite after becoming gung-ho about another option once someone mentioned a game I hadn’t thought of.

FMV! FMV! FMV!


Oh! What was the game!?! And welcome to the awesome world of FMV!


Rebel Assault and Rebel Assault 2. I was originally on Neo Geo but now I really want to go back and play those. The thing about Neo Geo is those games are great and readily available so I already play them occasionally. But even though I grew up playing Rebel Assault, I don’t revisit it because I rarely play games on my PC and they’re not good enough for me to pay for them again for a PSN download or something. I have them downloaded to my PC though so I’d love to set aside some time to revisit them.

We had 5 Pc games when I was a kid. Rebel Assault 1 and 2, Dark Forces, Muppet CD Rom, and Spider-Man Cartoon Maker. And oh my god I just realized while i was posting this that Muppet CD Rom qualifies too!


Yes!!! A Muppets fan as well.. you sir truly have good taste!! Rebel assault is such an odd duck that I don't necessarily know how I feel about it. As a kid, I would play and have so much frustration with the first, but I truly believe it was my own fault

WHEN FMV wins, that series will be my number 3 to play.

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If you want stuff like shinobi for the fmv category, I would think skull monkeys would be up your alley. It is claymation, but uses real life objects in its fmv sequences and is a genuinely fun platformer on ps1 with one hell of a soundtrack.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by noiseredux Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:44 pm

dismissing FMV games in their entirety as just 'grainy video clips' is pretty short-sighted, Exhum. I don't know how much time you've really spent with FMV games in the past, but given your passion for unearthing oddities, I'd think you'd actually have fun delving into such a weirdly unique and fascinating era of gaming.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by Sarge Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Why would I want to play terrible FMV games? Gah. We can do better. Heck, I'd take RTS over that any day, and I'm not even a fan of the genre.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:50 pm

Sarge wrote:Why would I want to play terrible FMV games? Gah. We can do better. Heck, I'd take RTS over that any day, and I'm not even a fan of the genre.


You don't have to play terrible fmv games. You could... I don't know... play good fmv games. Which exist.
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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

by Exhuminator Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:07 pm

noiseredux wrote:dismissing FMV games in their entirety as just 'grainy video clips' is pretty short-sighted, Exhum. I don't know how much time you've really spent with FMV games in the past, but given your passion for unearthing oddities, I'd think you'd actually have fun delving into such a weirdly unique and fascinating era of gaming.


I was only half-joking about "grainy video clips". I plan to beat Time Gal for ELN after all. :wink:

If you all really want to play FMV games, that's the communities' choice. Fair enough. I'll respect the theme if it wins. But I doubt any of you would approve of my FMV game choices. :twisted:
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