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Which theme for January's Together Retro (Pick 2, pls read 1st post!)

Treasure Box (Treasure games)
14
26%
Ultimate Play Rare's Games (Rareware games)
8
15%
The Legend of the Zelda Clones (top-down action adventures)
12
22%
Licensed to Thrill (Licensed 2D platformers)
20
37%
 
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Re: Let's vote on January's Together Retro theme!

by alienjesus Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:47 pm

Let's not start bickering about the damn thing already, I think the first step is to worry about people joining in in general.
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by laurenhiya21 Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:03 pm

Oh no! It's platformers! I'm so bad at them!

I'll still participate, but I'll probably pick a bunch with the expectation that I might not beat or like any of them haha. Still have to decide what ones first though (probably looking at emulating some SNES ones).
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by marurun Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:20 pm

The point of Together Retro is to play with older games, but it’s not like we are forcing people to. And remakes of older games, especially when they stay fairly true mechanically, are I think compatible with the spirit of the exercise.
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Re: Let's vote on January's Together Retro theme!

by Sarge Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:37 pm

laurenhiya21 wrote:Oh no! It's platformers! I'm so bad at them!

I'll still participate, but I'll probably pick a bunch with the expectation that I might not beat or like any of them haha. Still have to decide what ones first though (probably looking at emulating some SNES ones).

I was going to say, for those of us that have less skill in a genre, I wouldn't object to using save-states a bit. Even a lot of the modern collections give you those options, like the Disney Afternoon collection (which would be a great choice, by the way).

I'm sure that some of us can give pointers to games that aren't ridiculously difficult, too. There's plenty to recommend on that front.
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Re: Let's vote on January's Together Retro theme!

by Exhuminator Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:32 am

alienjesus wrote:Let's not start bickering about the damn thing already, I think the first step is to worry about people joining in in general.


My intent was not to incite debate. I was attempting to clarify the TR framework. I wasn't aware retro-styled modern games count in TR.

Sarge wrote:some of us can give pointers to games / plenty to recommend


As we do these themed Together Retros, I hope members ask for suggestions to fit themes. This will not only help members find theme-fitting retro games to play, but also encourage discussion of said games as they're mentioned.
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by alienjesus Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:38 am

The intention of Together Retro is to play older games in general, but traditionally more modern things that fit the topic have been encouraged to be played too - generally as an extra to expand knowledge around that months game/series.

I think there's a difference between someone playing Breath of the Wild (an entirely new game) and someone playing DuckTales Remastered (a remake including almost identical mechanics and level layouts) though. The latter may be 'new' but most of it is based off of the old original.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to January and both playing a bunch of licensed games and voting on Noiseredux's theme options!
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by noiseredux Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:44 am

alienjesus wrote:The intention of Together Retro is to play older games in general, but traditionally more modern things that fit the topic have been encouraged to be played too - generally as an extra to expand knowledge around that months game/series.

I think there's a difference between someone playing Breath of the Wild (an entirely new game) and someone playing DuckTales Remastered (a remake including almost identical mechanics and level layouts) though. The latter may be 'new' but most of it is based off of the old original.


that's the way I think of it. If Way Forward made a brand new Ducktales game called like Ducktales: Ducking Again!, then I would not think of that as really fitting the bill. But a remake like Ducktales HD which uses the same level design and everything is just a new 'version' of the same game.

Having said that, if anyone can think of some other retro licensed 2D platformers that I can pick up on Xbox One, I'm interested in hearing any options I may have overlooked.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to January and both playing a bunch of licensed games and voting on Noiseredux's theme options!


I'm pretty excited. I feel like I've come up with some fairly solid choices.
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Re: Let's vote on January's Together Retro theme!

by Exhuminator Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:51 am

noiseredux wrote:if anyone can think of some other retro licensed 2D platformers that I can pick up on Xbox One, I'm interested in hearing any options I may have overlooked


How about playing some NES/SNES/GEN/GB classics on it?: https://nesbox.com/

Guide: https://stormztrooper.wordpress.com/201 ... -xbox-one/

If you can get that to work, there are plenty of licensed platformers on NES/SNES/GEN/GB.
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Re: Let's vote on January's Together Retro theme!

by noiseredux Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:56 am

I don't do ROMz. Thanks, though.

(From a technical standpoint, I think it's cool someone set this up to work thru Xbox One via HTML5, though. Nicely done.)
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Re: Let's vote on January's Together Retro theme!

by Exhuminator Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:59 am

noiseredux wrote:I don't do ROMz. Thanks, though.


Do you have any other gaming platforms available to you besides Xbox One?
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