Digital Foundry Retro Discussion [2016 - 2017]

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  1. Cyan

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    Also I am listening to a DR Retro podcast on Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, the interviewee being an expert on the series.

     
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    My absolute dream game would be Blood Omen plus all three Soul Reaver games bunched together into one singular game structured in a sort of Link to the Past fashion. So not quite open world (no pointless dilly dallying and bar-filling in my Kain games, please), but still a sizeable Nosgoth you could traverse in the many time periods during which the series takes place.
     
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    Someone made a film from the blood omen cut scene's on youtube you should check it out
    the blood omen games are available on pc as well as the soul reaver games
    I also have gex2 enter the gecko
     
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    new DF Retro featuring the flawed but charming, in my opinion, Mega Drive 32X. My best childhood friend had the Megadrive which I played with him to death and he got the 32X. It might have failed, but heck, what a good system it was. I remember playing Virtua Racing countless hours just to beat the best times of the tracks --in mirror mode too. Also seeing Virtua Fighter at home was priceless as well. Chaotix looked super colourful for a Megadrive.

     
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    I friggin love this stuff. The days of the 32X - wow what a trip down memory lane.
     
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    Yeah, that was a great video. Looking forward to part 2! Does anybody have the name and email of the presenter?
     
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    Why? Do you wanna propose or what?

    No, I don't know his name. Sorry. :p
    Please look Shifty's post below (even though he could be wrong).
     
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    Given it says 'John Linneman' at 22 seconds, I'm guessing his name is John Linneman. And given it says '@Dark1X', I'm guessing his Twitter handle is dark1x. https://twitter.com/dark1x

    But I could be wrong.
     
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    Your reply made me edit my spoiler in the message above yours.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I had no idea that you could literally unplug one cable and see only what the Megadrive was outputting - usually just the backgrounds.

    What a total hack job! love it.
     
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    Probably the best feature :-D
     
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    me too. I consider that the 32X is another crazy brilliance, another crazy genius from the Sega of the 90s. Just like the SVP. Putting a Model 1 into a Megadrive. In a damn hardware from the middle 80s, that's soooooo crazy.

    In the end though the 32X ended up being an absurd product regurgitated in the war between Sega USA and Sega Japan. Had it come out much time before, like it was initially planned, as an independent system, it would be a different story.

    It was released out of time, it was like an abortion in its conception, but playing a Virtua Fighter game more playable than the Saturn version and Doom in your darn Megadrive was quite the experience. What an absurd machine, but with those amazing games!

    The motto they used to promote it was "An arcade machine in the hall of your house" and for the first time it was like that. The pity here was that the Saturn came out a scarce year later.

    I enjoyed a lot of hours playing it at my friend's house, he had some games and rented others. What a great console, and how one miss companies like Sega with crazy products that defy the standards. Current consoles are so predictable..
     
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    Release a retro Neptune!
     
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    As much as the 32x is regarded as a failure and gets lumped into the hot mess of 32bit consoles like the 3DO and Jaguar, I think the 32x has some decent games. Despite it's shortcomings I think 32X DooM was the best DooM console port until the PSX release. That's mostly because the framerate was higher than the other versions, even if the details, screen size and music were inferior. VF was good, but I still prefer the Saturn version even with it's flickering polygons. But Star Wars Arcade is great!

    On a side note, John Linneman has been on a couple episodes of Back in My Play as well recently. That podcast is worth a listen.
     
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    I want a Retro Neptune!
     
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    did Neptune even exist?

    It would be nice to have a new Sonic with this music on a "Neptune" machine.

     
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    Part 2 of 32X DF Retro article:
     
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    Not yet dammit!
     
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    a superb interesting, very well made and very recent video on how the Sega Megadrive (Genesis) music was actually made. Excellent stuff:

     
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