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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by RCBH928 Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:13 pm

I finally got to play a game I always wanted to play, lured by the "graphics", Dragon's Lair. I really thought this game had more to it. When it first started, it was so fast, I thought it was a bug or maybe an intro video. This has to be the fastest game I played. It is so fast you do not get to enjoy the animation.

Even worse, my setup was on easy with infinite continue but I can still see how this was very annoying to play. Sure, something that looks that good in the age of Atari 2600 would lure any one, but gameplay wise its just terrible. I will guess this game was the mother of QTE.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by pierrot Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:49 pm

Yeah, I've played Dragon's Lair a couple times in an arcade, and I just can't really grasp how I'm supposed to be able to play it. Like, what human goes into that game knowing how to react, and where to even really hit a button. Nice animation, but as you said, doesn't play worth a damn. Space Ace didn't seem to be any better, either.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:47 pm

I remember playing stuff like E.T. and Karate Champ as a kid and thinking "meh, there's better stuff out there."

But Dragon's Lair may be the first game I actively disliked.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:48 pm

+1

Dragon’s Lair is a good cartoon but a terrible video game.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Ack Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:38 am

And yet somehow the SNES "port" is even worse.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by RCBH928 Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:40 am

pierrot wrote:Yeah, I've played Dragon's Lair a couple times in an arcade, and I just can't really grasp how I'm supposed to be able to play it. Like, what human goes into that game knowing how to react, and where to even really hit a button. Nice animation, but as you said, doesn't play worth a damn. Space Ace didn't seem to be any better, either.


What surprised me is that it is probably the game that had most ports in human history, other than maybe Tetris, which probably means it was pretty popular and through the decades too. Even the Switch has a port!

I can picture the frustration of teenagers pushing quarters into that game just trying to hit the button at the precise time.

prfsnl_gmr wrote:+1

Dragon’s Lair is a good cartoon but a terrible video game.


Well said. I was always a sucker for graphics. I still remember I wanted to play an obscure game called Byzantine just for the graphics.
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by Reprise Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:31 pm

Ack wrote:And yet somehow the SNES "port" is even worse.


There was a SNES port? How did that work? I need to google this...
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by Segata Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:18 pm

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by marurun Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:58 pm

Reprise wrote:
Ack wrote:And yet somehow the SNES "port" is even worse.


There was a SNES port? How did that work? I need to google this...


It works by being nothing like the arcade title.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Reprise Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:32 pm

marurun wrote:
Reprise wrote:
Ack wrote:And yet somehow the SNES "port" is even worse.


There was a SNES port? How did that work? I need to google this...


It works by being nothing like the arcade title.


Yeah, I did google it. Seems kinda silly.
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