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Cobra Kai

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  • Birthday 03/20/1975

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    The Ascent (XSX), Civ VI (XSX)

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  1. I know a lot of you guys and gals probably don't like to buy arcade roms. This is a pretty nice game though. For $40 you get a decent selection of Capcom classic arcade games, with online leaderboards, daily challenges, achievements (of course), customizable controls...basically all the fixins'. It certainly has room for more game packs to add-on later. I've been playing a lot of the included shmups and beat-em-ups like Captain Commando or 19XX, both of which I never played in the actual arcade. I have a nice Hori Xbox 360 era joystick that works with a usb adaptor someone here graciously pointed out to me in another thread a while back. Makes for a pretty good time, and a nice break from some of the heavier stuff I've been playing lately. https://www.capcom-arcade-stadium.com/us/
  2. ...continuing; The graphics are outstanding. This is a well developed world, you can see so many details all around you, and in the distance. It's like the city in Blade Runner, with advertisements and corporations littering the cityscape. Flying cars and little ethnic restaurants everywhere. There is no nature here, it's all city. I think the term for this is ecumenopolis (for you Magic The Gathering players, think Ravnica), or possibly just the mega-city as in Judge Dredd. There's also tons of destructible objects that reveal loot, or just objects that move around when you bump into them. It's highly interactive. You can't work the camera, which is a downside because sometimes I'd like to adjust it so I can look at stuff in more detail. It hasn't hurt the gameplay that I can tell though. There's quite a bit of dialogue here, with a fleshed out story for the RPG elements. You get to assign your skill points how you wish after leveling up, split between about 8 attributes. So with this stuff, plus the selectable missions, I think if you crave a bit of RPG with your action, this game can do something for you.
  3. Ok, I had a good play session today, and I am totally getting into this game now. It is basically Diablo III with machine guns, and in a blade runner mega-city. There is a main story to follow, plus side missions. There are mobs of enemies to fight, plus elite named enemies that are more difficult but drop better loot. I've cleared a few missions, defeated some big bosses, leveled up a bunch of times, and done some crafting...did I mention CRAFTING? Yes, you can upgrade your guns, of which there are many varieties. This game is all about the guns, from various pistols, submachine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers, heavy machine guns. You also have a variety of 'tactical' weapons, most of which I've seen so far are various grenades with different effects, such as EMP grenades to the standard explosive kind. The controls are twin-stick, one for movement, one to aim. Pulling the right trigger fires the weapon. This scheme reminds me of Cannon Spike (Dreamcast). You can have 2 weapons for quick use, simply pressing the Y button swaps weapons. LB or RB activates your augmentation skills. Pretty simple about the combat really. Along with armor to outfit your character with (head, torso, and legs), you can add improvements in the form of augmentations to your body. You can have 2 augments at a time, and these are basically just extra skills you can do in combat. You start with a body-slam of sorts where you act like a piston slamming into an enemy for big damage. These augment skills take energy, a differing amount depending on the skill. This energy recharges with normal combat. You are also alotted 2 slots for 'Modular' upgrades, which are passive boosts. The only one I've found so far is a max health upgrade.
  4. I just started playing The Ascent this week. It's a cyberpunk Diablo-ish action RPG. Here you get machine guns and biomechanical/robotic augmentations to your person, instead of fantasy and magic. I don't know if I like it yet, but I haven't played it all that much, just a couple of hours. I need to get used to the iconography, and learn my way around the mega-city. Controls are smooth, and the graphics are outstanding.
  5. I have it. It is kind of a great game, but I'm not without complaints. First of all, what exactly is it? It's a run'n'gun shmup beat-em-up. Every time I play it I feel a little overwhelmed, mostly because since the game is many different genres, it's also using all the buttons on the controller. You have normal and heavy shots, normal and heavy melee attacks, and then the lock-on-target feature, plus your mega-crush attack. Give me a freaking break! I've tried standard joypad controllers and joystick controllers, and every time I feel like I don't have the right controller to play this game, because I get confused with all the different buttons for attacking and whatnot. I always end up using just a few of the attacks because the action is so intense I can't be fumbling around with all the different commands available, but you have to learn this stuff to get good. I'm also annoyed that it's designed as a pure arcade game experience, when AFAIK, it's exclusive to the DC. They should have simplified the melee combat (1 button) and tweaked the lock-on to be a button press to change targets, not require you to hold the trigger down. It's very awkward to hold the trigger all the time. Still I like the game and keep going back to it, but I don't really improve, and also have never finished it since there's limited 'credits' for this home console exclusive game.
  6. Yeah, hopefully that helps people resolve the issue. I never did get mine working. But, I have a Series X now, so it makes the X1 pointless, but sometime I'll need to fiddle with it some more, hopefully I could sell it away then.
  7. 1. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 2. Castlevania 3. R.C. Pro-Am 4. Journey To Silius 5. Micro Machines 6. Marble Madness 7. Ikari Warriors 8. Heavy Barrel 9. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! 10. Pro Wrestling 11. Super Mario 3 12. Ring King 13. Tecmo Super Bowl 14. G.I. Joe 15. Vindicators 16. Super Dodge Ball 17. Donkey Kong Classics 18. Rad Racer II 19. Silk Worm 20. Tetris
  8. When the games were contemporary, and I was much younger, I defeated all three NES games and SMW multiple times. I even beat VS Super Mario Bros at the arcade. But, this is a perishable skill. Last year I tried to play through SMB 3 and failed at world 6. I was trying to go straight through without the warp flutes. I tried and tried but couldn't pass World 6, and this is the game in the series I've defeated the most times. Talk about disheartening.
  9. Huh, mine didn't even though the packaging said it was included.
  10. I recently bought a Hyperkin tg16 controller. It works perfectly, has good button action. It even came with the pc engine adapter cable. I had about the opposite experience with the Old Skool repro controller. The II button doesn't work well, the buttons overall are soft and don't spring back very well. And, it doesn't come with the adapter cable. So, Hyperkin wins this one.
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    I don't know, I only played a couple of games and I surpassed the 300,000 mark. I'm pretty confident (5200) given enough drive, I could smash the 5200 record at least. Does the 8-bit HSC see more participation than the 5200 group?
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    Now that is some interesting history right there, thank you!
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    I finally played the Blaster repro I bought from AA earlier in the year. Wow this is a good game, I've never played it in the arcade or any other version, but this game stands on its own as a great little game. The first stage of each world reminds me of Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom. The second stage it appears I'm rescuing astronauts lost in a space warp. The 3rd stage is like Star Wars arcade. The 4th and final stage is a bit of an amalgam where you shoot asteroids and flying saucers, also picking up more astronauts and then you apparently have to hit the E (energy?) to escape. I like the game quite a bit after today's session. It is certainly interesting, and is structured similarly to GORF. I only make this comparison because it's kind of 4 games in 1. One more thing, the rapid fire feature is nice.
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