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4 hours ago, DragonGrafx-16 said:

Layer Section is pretty good. Though I didn't pay anything for my copy. And that's a shame about ThunderForce VI, as I do like V. But again my opinion might be a bit skewed since I didn't pay anything for it. XD

Yeah, Layer Section is really good. It's kind of plain-looking at times, but it plays really well and you can disable the massive HUD at any time, which is also really great. I was looking for Radiant Silvergun, Soukyuugurentai, or Layer Section, but I didn't see any copies of Soukyuugurentai, only found 2 overpriced Radiant Silverguns, and a few cheap copies of Layer Section (2000~5000 yen), so I got Layer Section.

 

Thunder Force VI is an unbelievably painful insult to everyone who ever loved Thunder Force. It does not deserve the Thunder Force title. The devs decided to take a giant crap all over the legacy of excellence that is Thunder Force and then take that crap, title it Thunder Force VI, and sell it in stores. Thunder Force V is a fun game with an unbelievable soundtrack and some problems, but Thunder Force VI is just plain bad in literally every way possible: poorly designed 1 minute-long stages that shamelessly recycle things from other Thunder Force titles, empty and soulless music that you can't even hear over the SFX, you often can't tell what can and can't hurt you and there is a whole bunch of crap on screen to obscure your vision, weird panning camera angles to make it look cool or something but end up just messing with your controls since the controls change when the camera rotates around you, flat and lifeless graphics, nonexistant difficulty, and it somehow manages to be the only PS2 game I have ever played that leaves temporary burn-in on my monitor, even though I'm running it on my PS3 with its incredible deinterlacing.

 

I'd perhaps be willing to overlook just about everything that's wrong with Thunder Force VI (which is literally everything) if it had good music like a Thunder Force game should, but it doesn't. You'd get more enjoyment out of playing CrazyBus or the GBA ports of Sonic 1, Earthworm Jim, or Earthworm Jim 2. At least those are so bad that you can laugh at how bad they are, but Thunder Force VI doesn't even have that.

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3 hours ago, Steven Pendleton said:

Yeah, Layer Section is really good. It's kind of plain-looking at times, but it plays really well and you can disable the massive HUD at any time, which is also really great. I was looking for Radiant Silvergun, Soukyuugurentai, or Layer Section, but I didn't see any copies of Soukyuugurentai, only found 2 overpriced Radiant Silverguns, and a few cheap copies of Layer Section (2000~5000 yen), so I got Layer Section.

 

Thunder Force VI is an unbelievably painful insult to everyone who ever loved Thunder Force. It does not deserve the Thunder Force title. The devs decided to take a giant crap all over the legacy of excellence that is Thunder Force and then take that crap, title it Thunder Force VI, and sell it in stores. Thunder Force V is a fun game with an unbelievable soundtrack and some problems, but Thunder Force VI is just plain bad in literally every way possible: poorly designed 1 minute-long stages that shamelessly recycle things from other Thunder Force titles, empty and soulless music that you can't even hear over the SFX, you often can't tell what can and can't hurt you and there is a whole bunch of crap on screen to obscure your vision, weird panning camera angles to make it look cool or something but end up just messing with your controls since the controls change when the camera rotates around you, flat and lifeless graphics, nonexistant difficulty, and it somehow manages to be the only PS2 game I have ever played that leaves temporary burn-in on my monitor, even though I'm running it on my PS3 with its incredible deinterlacing.

 

I'd perhaps be willing to overlook just about everything that's wrong with Thunder Force VI (which is literally everything) if it had good music like a Thunder Force game should, but it doesn't. You'd get more enjoyment out of playing CrazyBus or the GBA ports of Sonic 1, Earthworm Jim, or Earthworm Jim 2. At least those are so bad that you can laugh at how bad they are, but Thunder Force VI doesn't even have that.

Well maybe it's a good thing we didn't get VI over here.

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10 minutes ago, DragonGrafx-16 said:

Well maybe it's a good thing we didn't get VI over here.

Yeah, I was talking to one of my friends about a month ago about something similar. I said that I'd rather have something good die forever than have it come back and be terrible. I think I used Metroid or Castlevania or something as my example then. This is one of those situations, as I'd rather have nothing than Thunder Force VI. If you do want to try it, I can definitely say not to pay money for it. Maybe... you know, borrow it from a friend or "something else" like that... but a real friend would stop you from playing it at all, I think.

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Today I got a pretty darn cool little addition to my home arcade setup in the mail from RobertNeon on Etsy! I was really impressed by how nice the quality of this neon sign is (especially considering the price), and the ballast is dead silent and doesn't hum at all ^_^

 

 

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(31) 1-gallon Ziploc bags of used Lego @ $1/bag. Previous owner was a young kid so at least 2 bags worth were chewed/gnawed parts, luckily easily replaceable basic bricks. His dad must've mixed a few of his Classic Space sets in, 4 of those have been ID'ed in there. 60+ sets in all, mostly newer City & Marvel sets.

 

I literally cried for joy.

 

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Bought a mini fridge for the game room but the Wife decided it belongs in the living room so I’m back on the hunt for one for the game room haha. 
 

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also some Star Wars stuff

 

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Not a purchase. I rescued this from the electronic recycling box at my work.

 

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It's a Vizio Model E24-C1 24 inch tv. All I needed to get was a remote - got one from eBay for under $7 shipped.

 

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3 hours ago, mmbe said:

Vizio Model E24-C1 24 inch tv

You don’t need that Vizio tv…you want to sell that tv to me.😉

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Picked up a big lot of vintage computer hardware, books and software. I’ve only tested a few items so far. Hopefully I can get the hardware prototyping system setup (came from IBM tech) that will be cool to see if it works :)

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21 hours ago, Iwantgames:) said:

Picked up a big lot of vintage computer hardware, books and software. I’ve only tested a few items so far. Hopefully I can get the hardware prototyping system setup (came from IBM tech) that will be cool to see if it works :)

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Did the cat come with the lot? lol

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54 minutes ago, DragonGrafx-16 said:

Did the cat come with the lot? lol

Lol no, she was after the boxes

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