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Never understood the Sonic attraction.
They are all one trick games and that one trick is speed.
The whole Mario Vs Sonic debate I just never could work out how they are even comparable to begin with.
Mario had some amazing level design, imaginative power ups, awesome boss battles. Mario 3 pretty much cemented Mario as THE platforming genre high bar.
Then along came Sonic and there was nothing to the levels other then going fast and doing loops, etc. They were dull games. Every level was the same, just different graphics. You could run trough a level in seconds. Yeah they tried to pad it out with bonus stages, it's just a shame the bonus stages were better then the main game.
Yeah I too was blown away by Sonic when I first saw and played it. But one the initial shock of the colorful graphics and speedy game play sunk in. The wow factor quickly diminished.
You required no skill to play Sonic, none at all.
1 year, 11 months ago on Sonic Memories
Just wanted to say I'm from the UK and d'loaded the proxy previously mentioned. www.ultrasurf.us
Works a treat.
Note for James...
One of the early Friday The 13th (3 or 4) films references Zaxxon too.
1 year, 11 months ago on The Vindicator - Movie Review
@Count Dantes I agree.
SW was hardly "original" to begin with. So to claim something rips off SW...but what did SW "rip off" first?
1 year, 11 months ago on Eragon (2006)
This is a pretty bad sequel. However Exorcist III proves a good sequel could be made. Though it was originally written to be a sequel to Exorcist at all and only included characters from the first film as an after thought.
Still despite how bad this film is... Linda Blair was damn fine to look at at least.
1 year, 11 months ago on Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Lots of inane explosions?
So this is where Michael Bay got his ideas from.
1 year, 11 months ago on Infra-man (1975)
Is it really that important where the turtles come from?
I mean, they come from space or they come from "ooze". Both origins are pretty stupid to begin with.
Are they going to kick ass is what really matters.
1 year, 11 months ago on Michael Bay's TMNT from Outer Space?
@Macmeister I am from the Atari age. First console I ever owned was a 2600. Yes I am that old.
I recall playing Space Invaders on the 2600 and thinking, it can't get any better then this.
It really is staggering to see how games have evolved over the years. Not just in terms of graphics, but also the many genres and sub genres. From how we have gone from single screen games where the only objective was to get a high score. To open world, free roaming worlds with mulitple objectives, etc.
It would be nice to see someone do a restrospective on gaming.
Though it would be a hell of an undertaking if they did it right.
1 year, 11 months ago on Atari Jaguar Part 1
@Laurent David D In his T-shirt draw at home?
1 year, 11 months ago on Cinemassacre Mailbag #2
Dolph Lundgren Vs Tge Alien would have been a better title.
1 year, 11 months ago on I Come In Peace (1990)
T2 is one of the worst written sequels made.
From gaping plot holes, inconsistant rules, terrible characrers.
As a sequel, it actually does not work at all.
1 year, 12 months ago on Terminator 2
"People cared more about graphics and less about gameplay".
Years later an nothing has changed.
1 year, 12 months ago on Atari Jaguar Part 1
@Mssnor It may have been freeroam, but it was still shit.
2 years ago on AVGN: Superman
Raiders on the 2600 was an awesome game.
Yeah by today's standards it's a bit "WTF". But back then it blew people away. It came out in the midst of standard gameage like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, etc. Games in which there was no goal outside of getting a high score.
Then along came Raiders and you actually had a plot to follow, puzzles to solve, you had to think.
I recall me and my brother taking months to play the game and figure it all out back then. Taking notes, making maps.
It took a while, but we did complete the game. Back then there was no guide or internet to find help. It was tough yeah, but it was worth it in the end.
Without Raiders on the 2600 there never would have been a Zelda or other games of it's ilk.
2 years ago on Indiana Jones Trilogy
@abcdefghq11 There are 4 films.
Wish I could shoot a duck by saying fuck.
2 years ago on Nes Accessories
Or the Nemisis/Graduis series, Contra.
@timatkins5 I wonder if he used the power glove?
2 years ago on The Wizard and Super Mario Bros 3
@EXPLODA! What a cunt.
2 years ago on Christmas Carol Part 1 - Home Alone 2
@the_pieman ET is coming, it's the main plot device of the movie.
2 years ago on Texas Chainsaw Massacre
James, you are crap at this game.
Where did you learn to fly?
2 years ago on Independence Day