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What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Well, I feel that the Sega CD was a rushed response to what Sega saw Nintendo doing with Sony. Aside from Nintendo having the upper-hand on game franchises, they also were working on CD technology. That's (I think) why the American corporate execs started panicking. They half-assed the Sega CD, as well as the 32x, just to get something out in the market. Then the whole debacle with the Saturn vs. the Playstation badly hurt their reputation in the market. By the time the Dreamcast came out, it sort of didn't matter what it did, because they'd so badly damaged their reputation, both with game designers and consumers.
I still say that if Sega hadn't panicked and released the Sega CD, 32x, and Saturn, all within four years of each other, they might have stood a decent chance, and the landscape might be Nintendo, Sega, and Sony today. If they'd have let the Genesis ride until about 1996, they could have come out with a slightly lower-spec'd Dreamcast that would have competed pretty favorably with the Playstation, especially with some of the in-house franchises they had.
Who knows what could have been though. They screwed up, and now they make software.
I had largely moved to PC gaming around that time, and just couldn't play Goldeneye. The controls just creeped me out. I still can't play console FPS's to this day.
You mean used essentially the same engine as Goldeneye?
The differences are in the window dressing... but Goldeneye was the first house on the block to even have a window.
Counterstrike or Battlefield?
I enjoyed both systems. I think that a lot of times peoples' opinions are largely shaped by the system they invested in and/or the games that they played for each system. Both systems had some amazing games, games that I could play for hours, and both systems had some duds.
I preferred the Sega due to the selection of games that seemed to fit my personal tastes better.
Some action-scrolling games that I got a lot of enjoyment out of were Vectorman, Sub-Terrania, and X-Men. IIRC, X-Men had, in my opinion, the single most ingenious requirement to beat the game of any game that I have ever played.
The strategy games really spoke to me. Games like Master of Monsters, Herzog Zwei, Rampart, Warrior of Rome 1 and 2, Centurion: Defender of Rome, Dune II, and Starflight. I believe that Herzog Zwei is the grandfather of RTS games and that it is also credited as the major inspiration of Blizzard's Star Craft.
I also really enjoyed RPGs like Traysia, Shinning in the Darkness and the sequels Shinning Force 1 and 2. I had a lot of fun mapping out the dungeons of Shinning in the Darkness on grid paper.
There were also some games that I hated passionately, like Pit-Fighter and Street Fighter.
The addition of the Sega CD brought much enjoyment to me with Dark Wizard, Sonic CD, Lunar: Eternal Blue, Lunar: The Silver Star, Popful Mail, Shining Force CD, Silpheed, and Vay. In my opinion many of these were fantastic RPGs, especially for their time.
While it was available on many systems, I first knew of the Sega version of The Lost Vikings. The game was the first created by Silicon & Synapse, now known as global juggernaut Blizzard.
Ahhhhhh, nostalgia! I can feel it coursing through my veins!
Rainbow 6 was huge around that time too wasn't it?
I remember I have R6 3: Raven Shield.
That was my first experience with using a sniper rifle, specifically the .50cal. That game was fucking awesome. Throw a smoke grenade and use the thermal scope. Untouchable.
Genesis, I need blood with my Mortal Kombat.
Sega for sure.
Toe Jam and Earl
Streets of Rage
I still have my Sega and games in a box somewhere.
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Ecco was hard as hell to beat. I never came close.
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they also had Phantasy star 2 and 4, also 2 of the best rpgs ever to me. but +1 for a shining force guy. Loved those games. I bought the sega master collection for the PS3 it had a few of the shining force games on it.
Personally I prefer my SNES. I was/am a big fan of RPG's so FF2 and 3 (us release), and Earthbound are some of my favorite games of all time. Not to mention the zelda games and i'm sure a ton others i'm forgetting. I still have a snes hooked up in my master bedroom. There's an old game called "The Lost Vikings" and for some reason my wife that doesn't really like videogames loves that game.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
oh man i had forgotten about toe jam and earl. One of the most fun co-op games I can remember. Loved the ecco games but ya, they were hard as hell.
Perhaps you have a, a, a, phobia
Vectorman was fucking awesome too. I def think sega over snes, then N64 blew everything else out of the water, followed by PS2 and then 360.
How are you gonna deny the jams of Hydrocity
This is the music for act 2 of the Hydrocity zone in Sonic 3.
Sega Genesis had the best sports games and EA ruled the land.
Link to the Past
Mega Man X
Super Mario World
Kirby Super Star
It was a golden age for gaming nerds.
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To an above poster about the Sega being for poor people, I agree. My family was pretty poor, but somehow my ma and dad would give us an awesome Christmas each year. About a year after it came out, BOOM! A Sega Genesis was the last present I opened! I never wasted so much time in my life! Well, besides playing countless hours on the Nintendo!
Sports games were sweet, Sonic was epic, I also liked a couple weird games that come to mind. There was an Home Alone game that was pretty addicting and then a Michael Jackson game that I played a ton. Ahhhhh, the memories!
A lot of my buddies had the SNES, so I played it a lot. I didn't gain much appreciation for it till after I got a buddies "hand me down" SNES when they got a N64. Didnt play it much tho, so I gotta go... Genesis > SNES
I'm gonna go fire up the Xbox and play some Perfect Dark now. I love putting 8 fist sims out there and seeing how long it takes me to start screaming at the game.
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I'm confused about all these sports games comments. I'm pretty sure all sports series' (NHL, NBA live, madden, TSB, NBA jam) were for both SNES and genesis. So I'm not sure how genesis was superior, but whatever.
Haha. Home Alone and Moonwalker were the shit!
Yep. I played hours and hours of NHL 94 on SNES
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A little late on the reply, but games back in the 90's were not straight ports with little to no differences like you see today. They may have been named the same, but they didn't play the same and often Genesis games were superior to SNES sports games. This was true with EA games. EA always used Genesis hardware for the lead platform mainly due to the fact Genesis licensing was easier (Nintendo had a very rigorous process) and cartridges were cheaper to make. Also, Nintendo was super strict with licensing in the early years leading to way more 3rd party and sports titles on Genesis. I believe Nintendo eventually lessened their restrictions and you did see more titles on the SNES in the later years. That is not to say Nintendo didn't have good sports games, but the Genesis had more of them and in shared titles the Genesis version was often superior.
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