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Some of the late '90s\early 2000s RTS games are still a blast to play, like Starcraft, Homeworld, Dark Reign, Cossacks, Total Annihilation\Kingdoms, Age of Empires, Battle Realms, Battlezone, Tiberian Sun, Red Alert 2, Empire Earth, Warlords Battle Cry, early Total War games, etc. It's a shame the genre's almost as dead as point'n'click adventure games these days.
 
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Ginger Piglet

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Battlezone
Awesome game that. Utterly revolutionary. A Tank Commander is You, now lead your troops forward and bring freedom / socialism (delete as appropriate) to the farthest reaches of the solar system.

And point and click adventures are not dead. Why in the last few years, there's been:

- Lamplight City
- Leisure Suit Larry in Wet Dreams Don't Dry
- Unavowed
- Shardlight
- Deponia 1-4
- Technobabylon
- 1954 Alcatraz
- The Blackwell series
- Chains of Satinav / Memoria
- Heroine's Quest
 

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Awesome game that. Utterly revolutionary. A Tank Commander is You, now lead your troops forward and bring freedom / socialism (delete as appropriate) to the farthest reaches of the solar system.

And point and click adventures are not dead. Why in the last few years, there's been:

- Lamplight City
- Leisure Suit Larry in Wet Dreams Don't Dry
- Unavowed
- Shardlight
- Deponia 1-4
- Technobabylon
- 1954 Alcatraz
- The Blackwell series
- Chains of Satinav / Memoria
- Heroine's Quest
Yeah, sorry about that. Sometimes I get stuck in my early 2000s phase when it comes to video games. Thanks to the current indie landscape there are definitely a lot more clicking adventures coming out than they were back then.
 
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Yeah, sorry about that. Sometimes I get stuck in my early 2000s phase when it comes to video games. Thanks to the current indie landscape there are definitely a lot more clicking adventures coming out than they were back then.
A lot of those remind me that the reason a lot of point and clicks were memorable was because they were funny when most other games weren't.

The gameplay was never the strong suit.
 

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A lot of those remind me that the reason a lot of point and clicks were memorable was because they were funny when most other games weren't.

The gameplay was never the strong suit.
Come to think of it, back then Point'n'click games really were the closest thing we got to cinematic gameplay, what with the lavish hand drawn animation, usually great plot and witty dialogue. It's kinda funny how the title of most conematic genre has been tossed around from adventure games to platformers (like Oddworld or Heart of Darkness) to FMV heavy JRPGS to today's cinematic action games like The Last of Us or Uncharted.

As for point'n'click gameplay, it really comes down to how the puzzle creators can balance creativity with intuitivity. It can be quite frustrating when yo have a solution in your head that seems logical, but it just wasn't the solution the writers of the game had in mind. Still, when you're able to find the solution of a puzzle with sheer logic and creativity instead of blindly clicking around or looking up a walkthrough it can be an incredibly rewarding experience.
 

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Soon I'm gonna make a new "Retro Game Collecting" thread as soon as I have more free time, because me talking about this is technically off topic, but just got my last shipment of several games I purchased off eBay as a late Christmas gift for myself.

NES pick ups.

Blaster Master
Bionic Commando
Dragon Warrior (CIB)
Little Nemo the Dream Master
Ninja Gaiden
Pro Wrestling
Rambo
Tetris (CIB)

SNES pick ups.

Cool Spot
Plok (came with manual)
Street Fighter II Turbo

N64 Pick Ups.

Diddy Kong Racing
Wave Race 64

Game Boy pick ups.

Super Mario Land 1 & 2


On the islands I live on, Retro Game collecting is virtually nonexistent. People have their old Nintendo's sure, but no one would want to get rid of them and if they did, the price would be far higher than necessary. Even Pawn Shops that have PS2 games sell them for $50 no matter the title.

Eventually, I gave up on being envious of others, and just went and ordered some more games, even after my trip to the Retropalooza video game convention last year. Now my NES count is 37!

This time last year, my NES count was 8. With garbage titles such as Cave Man games.
 

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Soon I'm gonna make a new "Retro Game Collecting" thread as soon as I have more free time, because me talking about this is technically off topic, but just got my last shipment of several games I purchased off eBay as a late Christmas gift for myself.

NES pick ups.

Blaster Master
Bionic Commando
Dragon Warrior (CIB)
Little Nemo the Dream Master
Ninja Gaiden
Pro Wrestling
Rambo
Tetris (CIB)

SNES pick ups.

Cool Spot
Plok (came with manual)
Street Fighter II Turbo

N64 Pick Ups.

Diddy Kong Racing
Wave Race 64

Game Boy pick ups.

Super Mario Land 1 & 2


On the islands I live on, Retro Game collecting is virtually nonexistent. People have their old Nintendo's sure, but no one would want to get rid of them and if they did, the price would be far higher than necessary. Even Pawn Shops that have PS2 games sell them for $50 no matter the title.

Eventually, I gave up on being envious of others, and just went and ordered some more games, even after my trip to the Retropalooza video game convention last year. Now my NES count is 37!

This time last year, my NES count was 8. With garbage titles such as Cave Man games.
Do you have any LJN games ala AVGN too?
 
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TrippinKahlua

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Do you have any LJN games ala AVGN too?
I got the Karate Kid, which is a game I frankly always liked.

I dunno why I didn't put 2 and 2 together and have James Rolfe sign it.

I'm trying to format out the new thread. Just gotta filter out useless info and power level, and get straight to the point.
 

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On the subject of LJN game on the NES, the only one I recommend is the Punisher, it plays like Dynamite Duke/Cabal but pretty violent for a NES game.
 

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How retro is retro? Are we following the /vr/ guide to topicality? Assuming so I'm surprised no one's mentioned Clock Tower and its prequel The First Fear. Unless you count Sweet Home these are the definitive survival horror games. Review of Clock Tower attached (direct link) and JonTron did an equally excellent one on The First Fear which isn't included because spoilers.
 

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On the subject of LJN game on the NES, the only one I recommend is the Punisher, it plays like Dynamite Duke/Cabal but pretty violent for a NES game.
I think Nightmare on Elm Street is very, very playable compared to how the AVGN portrays it. Its got power ups, cool music and follows the plot of the movies better.

Friday the 13th, on the other hand, deserves its scorn.
 
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Oh man, this takes me back to that game's Old Man Murray review.

I did actually enjoy the multiplayer of it, though. Not many games let you hack off your opponent's arm and then let you pick it up and bash him with it.
Much of this review is amusing since he criticizes the game for being too simple when nowadays if you play it now it feels far more complicated than most games today. And most games with complex combat at the time play much more awkwardly in comparison if you go back to them now.
 
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