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DrMalba

Member Since 10 Jun 2007
OFFLINE Last Active Jul 22 2018 3:06 PM

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In Topic: Opal Rotary Controller [OUT OF STOCK]

Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:01 PM

Ordered....been dusting off the Jaggy again lately, this should be very fun...


In Topic: JAG games you have beaten off to

Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:37 PM

This topic should probably include the disclaimer "....besides American Hero" which as far as I can tell, was designed pretty much exclusively for masturbatory purposes (both product-wise and literally).


In Topic: The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast

Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:32 PM

Wanted to bump this and share the love, I just discovered the podcast and I was surprised how well-researched and well-put-together it was.

I hope you will eventually be able to return to this - keep up the good work !


In Topic: Skyhammer Thoughts?

Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:46 PM

I’ve been thinking of picking up Skyhammer but I don’t want to drop a c-note for a game I’m not sure I’ll enjoy.  I’ve watched multiple reviews on youtube and everything I’ve seen has been down the middle.  Everyone seems to enjoy the Battle mode but passes on Mission mode.   I wasn’t a fan of Iron soldier, which this game reminds me of, but I really like the cyber-punk/Blade Runner setting.  Any suggestions to help get me off the fence for this game?

 

Its a great game, which shows both the potentials and the limits of the platform.  As others have noted, Skyhammer's Blade Runner-like atmosphere is great, the gameplay is nonlinear so you can approach it from tons of different angles.   I think it's fun just to roll around the city, blast up the side of buildings and explore.  Visually its one of the best titles the Jaguar ever produced (even if it was more or less orphanware),   

 

The game's primary issue is low framerate.  Get a few enemies on the screen, and the game can slow to a crawl, which can be very frustrating.  That cripples its replay value somewhat.  IMO not enough to pass it up for purchase, but I can understand how some people are turned off/bored.