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by Martin III
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Long time franchises?
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: Long time franchises?

What long time franchises owe their humble beginings to the 3DO? Need For Speed. Doesn't seem to want to die ever. Gex. Was around for a while, even after he was whored to the 3rd dimension. That is it right? How about D? Enemy Zero for the Saturn(and eventually the PC) is basically an unofficial s...
by Martin III
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Sewer Shark
Replies: 52
Views: 23877

But don't the Sega CD and 32X versions use some kind of gun? Either the Menacer or Konami's Justifier? It was an honest question, I'm curious if it's any better.. :) I'm pretty sure every version of Corpse Killer except the Saturn version is compatible with a light gun. The impression I get is that...
by Martin III
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Gex
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Gex

Finally played through the Saturn port of this game. The game's scrolling is terrible - I hate having to guess where off-screen obstacles are - but otherwise this certainly has the Crystal Dynamics trademark quality of being maximally challenging but ultimately fair. I love how they use Gex's tail a...
by Martin III
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Creature Shock ver differences
Replies: 11
Views: 3221

Just about every CD-i game supports the mouse as well as any other pointing device. This is why the CD-i version utilizes it. I believe I read at the CD-i forum that this has to do with a mandate put out by Philips requiring every piece of software to be compatible with as many pointing devices as ...
by Martin III
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: one quick questions about Jaguar CD
Replies: 10
Views: 4127

Jones wrote:Did the CD add-on provide any more hardware capabilities to the Jaguar like the Sega Mega CD did? (more RAM, ...etc)
I remember VMasterJag of YouTube saying that it doesn't add anything to the power of the Jaguar hardware.
by Martin III
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Sewer Shark
Replies: 52
Views: 23877

Trev wrote:
Martin III wrote:1.FMV quality is better than other versions.
The VGC says that 3DO has "easily the best looking version" (and he has played the Saturn port)
I don't think I can buy that. Going by the screenshot he provides, the 3DO version isn't even full screen.
by Martin III
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Creature Shock ver differences
Replies: 11
Views: 3221

This has actually gotten some discussion recently in a different thread so, heads up, 3DO Exp may move/combine it ... Whoops! I did scan the topics that had popped up during my absence, but I guess I overlooked that one. Sorry about that. So, I gather from that thread that the 3DO version does have...
by Martin III
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Creature Shock ver differences
Replies: 11
Views: 3221

Creature Shock ver differences

I'm trying to compile a list of the major differences between versions of this game. Part of it is because I'm working on a review for the Saturn "Special Edition" and would like to be able to note how it differs from every other edition, but idle curiosity is probably the biggest factor. :wink: I h...
by Martin III
Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why no Alone in the Dark 3?
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

Austin wrote:Glad I'm not the only one that feels that way.. The 3DO version was way to choppy and sluggish to be enjoyable. :(
It can't be as bad as the Saturn version, can it?
by Martin III
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Sewer Shark
Replies: 52
Views: 23877

What was better about the Graveyard Edition? Never played it. A belated reply, but here are the main differences: 1.FMV quality is better than other versions. 2.There are four different types of bullets: regular, datura, armor-piercing, and armor-piercing datura. Some enemies can only be killed wit...
by Martin III
Sun May 15, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Could 3DO hang with Saturn ports of the Vs. Series & SFA
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

I honestly think the 3DO could do anything that the Saturn could do. Panzer Dragoon? Sure. Panzer Dragoon is a very early Saturn title, so while it made a great graphical demo for the console at the time, it certainly doesn't demonstrate its full capabilities. It actually looks terrible compared to...
by Martin III
Sun May 15, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do specs
Replies: 14
Views: 4051

How many polygons can the 3DO display per second compared to the Saturn? It seems to me that the 3DO has smoother graphics and less jaggies. From what I'm told, the 3DO could display 50,000 polygons per second, while the Saturn could display a whopping 200,000 texture-mapped polygons or 500,000 fla...
by Martin III
Sat May 14, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 7470

When the Microsoft X-Box was released in Germany, a price of 480 Euros was set. And this isn't very far from what the 3DO had cost when it was released. So the price cannot be the major reason. I'm not sure what the value of your currency was back then compared to now, and maybe your statement is t...
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ghost Hunter series
Replies: 8
Views: 3103

Ghost Hunter series

Was just idly browsing and came across this strange Japan-only, 3DO-exclusive RPG. Got a look at a YouTube video of it and at the least, it looks very different from your typical J-RPG. Anyone here played it? How accessible is it to someone who doesn't know Japanese?
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many of you own a actual 3DO console?
Replies: 38
Views: 7047

Gosh I haven't really thought about it that way. Those sly devils. :( Well, it generally works out better for everyone. After all, if you're an avid 3DO gamer with 60 games in your collection and are looking for, say, Robinson's Requiem, you're not going to want to have to buy extra copies of Crash...
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Which version of Gex stands out above the rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 7751

Virtual Audio QSound wrote:To the other guy, besides RGB capabilities, what exactly about the Saturn's Alpha 2 exceeds the PS1 version? I always thought Alpha 3 was superior while the other 2 PS ports were on par with the Saturn (save for video output).
Here's a page logging the most obvious differences.
by Martin III
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Which version of Gex stands out above the rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 7751

Oh Martin.... Grandia! I remember this on the PlayStation, I had been burned out of RPGs for a long time but I had just finished played Ocarina of Time and saw the intro video to this game. It was enough to get me playing. It really was a masterpiece and since I got a Saturn I've wanted to go back ...
by Martin III
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Which version of Gex stands out above the rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 7751

'Tis ashame, I'm glad you were able to see passed twisted perception the public has established for Saturn though. If you're a hardware guy then you might be aware of Saturn's raw power. It could run things better than most consoles at the time based off technical prowess. It usually offered the be...
by Martin III
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: D2 - M2 - mag scans
Replies: 9
Views: 7013

NikeX wrote:edit:
Starfighter 2? Does it really say Starfighter 2?
I guess they figured that "Starfighter 6000" would have sounded a little silly.
by Martin III
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many of you own a actual 3DO console?
Replies: 38
Views: 7047

Yeah, I know... But when I started looking for a 3DO on Ebay, I immediately stumbled on a FZ-1 bundled with every single game I wanted for the console... only to get snipe-outbid in the final seconds. :x Since then I haven't managed to find a 3DO bundle with more than two of my five personal 3DO ki...
by Martin III
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many of you own a actual 3DO console?
Replies: 38
Views: 7047

i would say that 99.99% of the people registered here have a 3DO :P I still haven't managed to get my hands on one yet, and there are only 397 registered members, so at most 99.75% have a 3DO. :) Yeah, I know... But when I started looking for a 3DO on Ebay, I immediately stumbled on a FZ-1 bundled ...
by Martin III
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Which version of Gex stands out above the rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 7751

I recently got Gex for the Saturn... may have to get the 3DO version too just so I can compare. I never buy multiple versions of the same game, but I might make an exception in this case, since I frickin' love Crystal Dynamics.
by Martin III
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The 3DO's final bows
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

It's a shame there isn't like a video game museam and when a game gets scrapped, it goes there where people could check it out, get a glimpse of things that might have been. Ewww. No. Even the majority of games that get finished are mediocre to poor, and unfinished games are on average games that w...
by Martin III
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Foiled in Alone in the Dark II
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

For what it's worth, the Saturn version is also virtually unplayable. (The Playstation version too, from what I've heard.) It would seem the developers responsible for porting the game just didn't take any pride in their work.
by Martin III
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The 3DO's final bows
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Very interesting! I just took a look on GameFAQs, and according to them this and Super Street Fighter II Turbo were the only two games Capcom did for the 3DO.
by Martin III
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The 3DO's final bows
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

The 3DO's final bows

I always find it interesting to read about the last few games released for a console before it was discontinued, those final attempts to pump life into a dying product. Many demonstrate that the developers have learned how to use the hardware better than any earlier games had, while others are slopp...
by Martin III
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 7470

Austin wrote:Was DOOM for the 3DO really released in '96? Yikes! :shock:
Well, it could have been worse... The Saturn didn't get its version of Doom until 1997.
by Martin III
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 7470

If a good port of Doom couldn't save a console back in 1994, there's no way it could have saved a console in 1996. The quality of the 3DO version, while unfortunate for 3DO enthusiasts, isn't what kept the game from being a bestseller. At that point, anyone who wanted Doom for a home console already...
by Martin III
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Thinking about getting a 3DO
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Total Eclipse: You will get mixed opinions on it. Some people received it as one of their first 3DO games and will rave about it. Me, I came from your position--I had a Saturn well before I had a 3DO and I LOVED Solar Eclipse. With that, Total Eclipse was a complete letdown for me. Oh, I'm not expe...
by Martin III
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Creature Shock
Replies: 7
Views: 5265

Hey, finally I find some good info on this game. All the professional reviews online say that it's a piece of garbage, but fail to give any real explanation why. I asked about the game on the two major gaming forums I frequent and got no reply on either. Thanks for giving a real overview of the game...