Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dstanzler, Feb 13, 2008.
overlord was awesome, i can't believe i forgot that one. fucking under-rated by all the press tho :/
I was willing to give that one a try, as it looked like a neat idea, but it seemed to have the same lack of graphics engine optimization that murdered many early games based on the Unreal 3 engine. Basically, it's prettier than is necessary, so unless you crank it down so it looks like Doom on crack, you're getting a frame a second.
Finally finished Raining Blood today on Hard with 4 stars. That will go down as one of my fondest PC memories after about a month of relentless trying. Now Lou is being a bitch.
I never got Betrayl at Krondor to run on anything. =[
I, on the other hand, got Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap to run on an emulator yesterday (after Xz linked me to the apparently only emulator that works on this blasted computer). It's a fucking marvelous game, brings back fond memories of a time when game were better and hands were flayed and bruised due to the ergonomics of the game pads.
That reminds me of when either I or a friend was so pissed after losing a round in nintendo that a controller was thrown at a wall, and, thanks to the sharp corners, it stuck.
I was grounded either way, but still.
That's probably why they rounded the controllers of the Super Nintendo. To prevent drywall damage and fatal eye injuries resulting from me kicking so much ass at Street Fighter 2.
Remember how durable they were? They were awesome. I recall NES pads that had taken so much punishment they had to be kept together with duct tape, and they still worked. Try doing that with the electronics of today.
They were lethal weapons, and multi purpose toys.
Tired of playing AD&D Pool of Radiance? Want to share some real medieval whup-ass? Unplug the controller and swing it around like a chain flail at your siblings!
I guarantee that you could knock out 4 baby teeth without nicking the hard plastic of an NES controller. Not the molars, of course, but the incisors for sure. One of my friends has a permanent scar on his forehead from getting wailed by a jagged one.
Gross, remind me not to play you in some old-school Bomberman on the NES. I'd like to not ever have an NES controller sickle slice my face.
Besides, real men tie both of them together and make a badass flail.
Most of the violence during games comes from playing a really boring game. Bomberman wouldn't turn out that way for me.
Also, I want to play some super nintendo now;
I'd unite her triforce.
Hot damn, she was nice!
Did she...did she just eat Rambo?!
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