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by goldenband
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: From 3DO... where do you go?
Replies: 47
Views: 10622

Saturn is a good choice. I bought one just because I was curious about it and it's become an enjoyable system. I even find myself still buying things for it recently. It turned out to be just what a game system is supposed to be... fun. Yeah, I've wanted one for a while, and I remember enjoying ses...
by goldenband
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: From 3DO... where do you go?
Replies: 47
Views: 10622

When it comes to the "transitional" 32-bit systems, I started with the 32X, for which I have about 2/3 of the released games. I picked up a 3DO toward the end of 2010 IIRC, and am up to around 40 games. I don't plan or expect to ever have a complete 3DO collection (domestic or pan-galactic), but if ...
by goldenband
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: MAZER
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

Ha, it's pretty funny that Austin was the last person to post in this thread. (Austin, I'll let you decide whether to reveal why... :) ) Anyway, I just got Mazer on Friday, put it in for testing this morning, and ended up playing through the end (which took about three hours). It's so utterly a prod...
by goldenband
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Immercenary
Replies: 22
Views: 11199

I liked Immercenary. I pretty much said my piece in the review thread , but the bottom line is that it's not really a traditional FPS, but more of a Spectre clone. If you can get your head around that, then as long as you're careful not to save after getting killed (since there's no upside to doing ...
by goldenband
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Club Drive is crap ... so why do I like it?
Replies: 24
Views: 7556

This game bears an uncanny resemblance to Toy Commander for the Dreamcast! Or vice versa, whichever you prefer. I did a double-take when I watched the Youtube video linked above -- there are a bunch of gameplay elements that are also in TC. Even the music is sort of similar. Of course Toy Commander ...
by goldenband
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Starblade
Replies: 4
Views: 4702

That's a nice, well-written review, but I have to say that the game's brevity is still a big issue for me. I beat Arcade mode on my first try -- I was just intending to test the game! -- and then beat 3DO mode just to make sure I hadn't missed anything. Nope, just the same game with texture mapping ...
by goldenband
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Total Eclipse
Replies: 27
Views: 20266

@GB--it's great to see you here man! I mention this forum over at AtariAge when I can, but we do not get many people trickling over. Aw, thanks! I've been registered for a few months, but only in the past week or so have I been playing the 3DO a lot again. (For those who don't know me, I'm mainly a...
by goldenband
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Total Eclipse
Replies: 27
Views: 20266

Thanks! I sat down for another session today and made it to about halfway through the fourth world. The tunnels get more aggravating later in the game, but it seems like there's usually some trick to dealing with them, e.g. letting yourself get propelled super-fast so that you can catch the iris-sty...
by goldenband
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Trip'd
Replies: 15
Views: 11221

I'm not sure that I've ever tried the one-player mode in Trip'd -- maybe for a few minutes when I first bought it? The two-player mode is good fun, though it could use more options. My girlfriend and I fired it up the other night, and once we got into the zone it was surprising how much time it ate ...
by goldenband
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Immercenary
Replies: 29
Views: 20907

This was the first 3DO game I ever completed. To my surprise, I enjoyed it quite a bit! The initial learning curve was very steep, but at heart it's just a gussied-up version of the old Mac game Spectre, with a touch of the old, hardcore RPGs that forced you to go back to town every few fights until...
by goldenband
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Total Eclipse
Replies: 27
Views: 20266

Some nice reviews in this thread. I've had the PlayStation version of this for some time, but only played it for a bit before getting frustrated -- I seem to recall I was having a hard time getting into the tunnels for some reason. I bought the 3DO version a couple months ago (unfortunately missing ...