What's Out This Week?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » May 28th, 2018, 4:33 am

Agony - PC, PS4, XBO
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory - NS
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition - NS, PS4
Ikaruga - NS
Legend of Kay Anniversary - NS
Sega Genesis Classics - PC, PS4, XBO Collection
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - PC, NS, PS4, XBO
Yoku's Island Express - PC, NS, PS4, XBO
Full Metal Panic! Fight: Who Dares Wins PS4
Yesterday Origins - NS
Sea of Thieves: The Hungering Deep - PC, XBO

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Stanshall » May 28th, 2018, 8:51 am

As much as I bounced off Ikaruga, I'm definitely going back in on Switch.

Street Fighter Collection is tempting but having spent £35 on USF2 and found the online to be shaky then dead, I don't think it's worth my while.

Still praying for an USF4 release.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by ratsoalbion » May 28th, 2018, 9:12 am

I have Ikaruga on 360 and it's a terrific version but I wouldn't mind adding it to the Switch library at some point too.

I have SF30th pre-downloaded on PS4, but I certainly will get the Switch version of that in the future as well.

Interested in the Mega Drive collection even though I've got all those games already and have bought them all multiple times! I'm going to wait and see what the quality of emulation and Achievement/Trophy situation is like though.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by duskvstweak » May 28th, 2018, 3:29 pm

Just preloaded the Street Fighter collection today! Excited to go through a bunch of the games I missed!

Also, is the Mega Drive classics bringing anything new to the PC, or is just the PC versions are coming to the new consoles?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by ratsoalbion » May 28th, 2018, 6:39 pm

I was wondering that myself.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Suits » May 28th, 2018, 7:10 pm

The only copy of Ikaruga I currently have is on the GameCube and man, it’s hard.

Hard to the point - I just don’t get it. I might give it another go in the hope that something clicks but man it was like I was missing a key gameplay point or something.

I might watch a video on YouTube or something and see what’s what.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by KSubzero1000 » May 28th, 2018, 7:58 pm

Suits wrote:
May 28th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Hard to the point - I just don’t get it.
Apologies if this sounds rude, but... are you utilising the polarity flip mechanic correctly? As far as I know, that's really the main concept that first-time Ikaruga players need to get used to before the game starts to click.

Otherwise it's just: shoot 'em ups are hard, man! :P

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Suits » May 28th, 2018, 8:04 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
May 28th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Apologies if this sounds rude, but... are you utilising the polarity flip mechanic correctly? As far as I know, that's really the main concept that first-time Ikaruga players need to get used to before the game starts to click.
Quite literally could be just that man, like I said, there’s something I’m not grasping/doing.

I’ll take a look at some videos and see what others are doing as it was such a long time ago when I tried it last.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by KSubzero1000 » May 28th, 2018, 8:08 pm

So basically - the color of your ship renders you invulnerable to enemy bullets of the same color. Flipping it in order to absorb incoming bullets is an essential (and rather unique) part of the game.

It's a really unconventional and therefore probably unintuitive mechanic at first glance. Try it out!

Edit: Here's an official tutorial from TREASURE that explains the concept better than I can. :)

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Suits » May 28th, 2018, 8:28 pm

Sick.

Nice one.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Alex79uk » May 29th, 2018, 5:58 am

It's been a while since I've played it, but I'm sure the game tells you about its single main mechanic when you play it, doesn't it?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Flabyo » May 29th, 2018, 8:47 am

The achievement list for the Megadrive classics thing is out there and it’s pretty lame to be honest.

Most of them are super easy, one or two are so hard as to be close to impossible for most players.

It’s not as weak as the one for the street fighter collection though.

(I actually thing retro collections really should spend way more time on achievement sets, Rare replay being the best in category for that, but that’s literally another thread now...)

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by ratsoalbion » May 29th, 2018, 8:58 am

Yeah, it is a console port of the current collection available on Steam developed by d3t.

Emulation is decent enough with a few sound issues (on XO anyway). Not M2 standard but adequate, at least if there’s a patch to come.

51 games for £25 though which seems great vfm to me.

Some surprising/disappointing omissions (Sonic 3 / & Knuckles) are made up for by appearances from a selection of cool titles (including Light Crusader, Crack Down, Landstalker...) which haven’t been released dozens of times before.

Pleasant presentation and good visual options too.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Stanshall » May 29th, 2018, 3:57 pm

Well, OK, I ended up getting SF 30th Anniversary Collection and it kicks arse. My SF4 Ken is really rather suited to Third Strike (which I've barely even touched) so I've been having quite a bit of joy so far. I wonder how the ranking system works because I've won every game but don't see any overall change or anything. I wonder if it's all behind the scenes.

Perhaps a C&R lobby one evening?

I had to pull out of the SFV stuff because my evening routine changed for a while but stuff has settled and I'd be well up for a bit of community action.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by duskvstweak » May 29th, 2018, 9:15 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
May 29th, 2018, 8:58 am
Yeah, it is a console port of the current collection available on Steam developed by d3t.

Emulation is decent enough with a few sound issues (on XO anyway). Not M2 standard but adequate, at least if there’s a patch to come.

51 games for £25 though which seems great vfm to me.

Some surprising/disappointing omissions (Sonic 3 / & Knuckles) are made up for by appearances from a selection of cool titles (including Light Crusader, Crack Down, Landstalker...) which haven’t been released dozens of times before.

Pleasant presentation and good visual options too.
The PC version did get updates, such as multiplayer, leaderboards and a lower price to match the console version. So, there's that too!

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Alex79uk » May 30th, 2018, 5:24 am

I'd have got the Street Fighter collection if my PS3 mad catz fightstick worked on PS4 :(

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » June 3rd, 2018, 3:43 am

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle - PC, NS, PS4
Happy Birthdays - NS
Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi - PC, PS4
Onrush - PS4, XBO
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn - PC, NS, PS4, XBO
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset - PS4, XBO
Vampyr - PC, PS4, XBO
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr - PC, PS4, XBO
Flashback: Remastered Edition - NS
The Banner Saga 2 - NS
Muv-Luv - PSVita
Muv-Luv Alternative - PSVita
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido - NS, 3DS

Very interested in seeing how Vampyr and Onrush are received. I'm interested in both but I've only got room for one!

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Stanshall » June 3rd, 2018, 6:06 am

Just Beats And Shapes is a good one coming to the eShop this week. It's a rhythm game bullet hell kinda thing which was featured in the Nindie Direct earlier in the year. It came out on the US store last week so I've put a little time into it. Something different, it's full of visual invention and the electro house/chip tune soundtrack is suitably banging. Trailer here for anyone interested in that description:

https://youtu.be/2VpqK2E8NRY

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Flabyo » June 3rd, 2018, 7:42 am

40k inquisitor might be worth a look, it’s a Diablo clone by the guys who made the Van Helsing games.

Sushi Strikers is decent, but might be better on 3ds than on Switch I’d the demo was anything to go by (the touch controls are a bit too imprecise and it’s clearly not built to by played on the pad, it’s obviously a stylus game at heart).

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by KSubzero1000 » June 3rd, 2018, 9:18 am

I would be interested in Onrush as well. Curious to see what reception it's getting and if the player base is big enough to make it worth buying at full price. I would just love to sink my teeth in a new quality arcade racer.

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