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  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 13 hours ago

    2011-2019 is 8 years, so the Vita at least has had longevity. 8 years in production is above average for a games console. The Vita's long funeral in the games media, which began in 2015 or perhaps already after the lackluster E3 2014 showing, will in 2019 have lasted longer than the entire lifespan of some consoles.

    My prediction remains that there will be another Sony handheld released in the 2020's, some kind of companion device for the PS5.

    I currently own 3 Vita consoles - OLED, Slim and a hacked OLED. I'm going to import another Slim with a nice color from Japan soon, so I'll be well prepared and stocked for the end of production.

    Posted in PS Vita Production in Japan Will End in 2019, No Successor Planned

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi Yesterday

    Some interesting picks on that list, such as Azure Dreams and Incredible Crisis. But the list could use some European-developed games, as the PS1 was such a dominant system over here and European devs really embraced the PS1 and contributed greatly to its library. Today Europe is the biggest sales region for Playstation and that stems from the PS1 era when European consumers and developers wholeheartedly adopted the PS1. Games like Wipeout XL, Tomb Raider, Colony Wars, Worms, Rollcage, Loaded, F1 '97, Little Big Adventure, Driver, Rayman and GTA 1 & 2 are some of the games that I think Sony should include, if they did this properly.

    I have to disagree and say that the PS1 is one of the better systems for shoot'em-ups, and it shares many of the same games with the Saturn - arguably the greatest ever console for shmups. Donpachi, Dodonpachi, Raystorm and Thunder Force V are some of the classics they both share and on the exclusives side the PS1 has a pretty great selection also, including R-Type Delta, R-Types, Einhänder, Raiden Dx, Harmful Park and Gradius Gaiden.

    Gran Turismo 1 & 2 are definitive games for the PS1 and the whole sim-racing genre as well, but it looks unlikely they'll be included given the lack of analogue controllers.Edited Yesterday by Unknown

    Posted in PlayStation Classic Wishlist: The Games We Want for the Final 15 Spots (And Then Some)

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 2 days ago

    I think this will sell well and I doubt it's going to affect sales at all that some of the games are available on rival platforms. Of the SNES classic's 20 games five (SF2, Mega Man X, Super G & G, FF VI and Mana) are available on Sony platforms, but that wasn't a consideration when I bought the SNES classic. Neither was the fact that Nintendo's own games on it - with the exception of Star Fox 2 - had already been rereleased many times and I had most of them on my 3DS already.

    I pre-ordered the PS1 classic without knowing the games list because I want it as a nice-looking nostalgia gadget, as a collectable piece of Playstation history and as a physical item first and foremost. I probably have many of those games already installed on my Vita, but it's a more authentic experience when you have a mini-PS1 on your table and hooked up to your TV, preferably a small-screen one in this case.

    The only downside so far is that 20 games feels like a small number when the PS1 had such a large and diverse library. 40-50 games would've been better.Edited 3 times. Last edited Yesterday by Unknown

    Posted in The PlayStation Classic is Going to Have a Much Harder Time Selling its Nostalgia Next to the SNES Classic

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 7 days ago

    Increasing the overall pace of the game is a step in the right direction. I thought the '17 and '18 iterations were much better and more lively than the pretty bad and spartan '15 and '16 versions, but pace was one of the things they lacked. Still, we're a long way from these games being even close to flagship games for their platforms like they once were for the Sega Genesis.

    Posted in NHL 19 Review

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 15 days ago

    Nice. Amalur was released in 2012, a year after Skyrim, but whereas Skyrim had the usual clunky RPG combat mechanics, I think Amalur was notable as one of the games that started the trend towards RPGs with actually enjoyable combat.

    Posted in Surprise! Kingdoms of Amalur To Return Thanks to THQ Nordic

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 19 days ago

    The beat'em-up genre is an outdated genre that has been struggling since the release of Street Fighter 2 in 1991, which launched the more complex and more satisfying fighting game genre. I think the beat'em-up genre peaked with Final Fight CD and SoR 2.

    Only a handful of later beat'em-ups such as Capcom's late '90s D&D games, 2008's Castle Crashers and VanlillaWare's Dragon's Crown have been noticed by gamers, mostly due to their distinctive art style and perhaps also their somewhat evolved gameplay mechanics. I don't think this new SoR game looks particularly strong in either department.

    Posted in Streets of Rage 4 Shows That Classic Beat 'Em Ups Can Be Deeper Than You Think

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi A month ago

    Nice, but when's Wind Waker HD coming to the Switch?

    Posted in Report: New Super Mario Bros. U Coming to Switch

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi A month ago

    3M is not a huge number, but it's a somewhat promising start. PSVR has an attach rate of 7,3 games sold per system, which is pretty decent, although not as high as the PS4's attach rate of 8,7 (2017). Fingers crossed that Sony releases a high-res PSVR 2.0 which takes full advantage of the PS5.

    Posted in PlayStation VR Tops 3 Million Sales

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi A month ago

    Still looks like an enhanced port or a remix of Wii U Smash. They've touched up some of the stages, but haven't really changed the art style.

    There's still the possibility that they've changed the gameplay so much that it feels like a new game. Street Fighter 5 for example looks fairly similar to 4, but Capcom changed the gameplay so much that 5 definitely felt like a new game.

    Posted in Check Out This Awesome Super Smash Bros. Ultimate vs. Super Smash Bros. Wii U Graphics Comparison

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi A month ago

    Nice to see a Genesis RPG on the list. I don't think most Genesis gamers thought of the Phantasy Star or Shining Force games as a consolation prize though, as JRPGs were still kind of a niche genre in the early '90s. I was a big Genesis fan back then, but managed to miss both series, although I was aware of them and that they were highly rated games.

    Final Fantasy 7 on the PS1 was probably the first JRPG breakthrough hit that even non-RPG fans were into.Edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #19: Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium