FZ-10 wrote:Yeah, I got Soccer Kid for about 4 bucks, so I figured why not. Was complete, so win win. It didn't look exciting, but it's nice to have in the collection.
4 bucks for a complete copy? Wow, I'd have grabbed it too at that price. I have a disc-only copy because I figured that's the only way I'd be able to get it for a single digit figure. And hey, now we have both of the 3DO's platform jumpers!
I've seen Immercenary's videos and I can definitely tell it's flawed. I donno what it is about it though. Maybe the fact it's not a cooridor shooter, or Tron-like feel to the game world. Whatever it is, it's drawing me in
. I won't expect much from it.. so hopefully with that perspective I'll be pleasantly surprised
Part of it's the Tron-like feel, I agree. For me one of the main draws is how it anticipates MMOs, not just conceptually, but in the way enemies behave: It's not you versus everyone else, but everyone vs. everyone, as rithms attack each other as readily as you, and make use of the same recovery spires. I'm not an MMO enthusiast, but I like that strange feeling of being in a world where your enemies are not bots aiming to destroy you at all cost, but people like you trying to keep their player character alive and level him up.
Yeah, actually I was a huge fan of the PlayStation version back in the day. It was the first time I played it. THEN I played it on PC
. The 3DO is a very faithful port. If only the second was released on the system.. that would have been great! Then again, I'm a huge Star Wars fan, so maybe it's a bit more nostalgia than great game.
faithful, if you ask me. Even in 1993, the 3DO's standards were much higher than the ultra-grainy FMV and animated digital stills seen in Rebel Assault, which was released for the 3DO in late 1994. But I too enjoy the game despite it being a shovelware port. Objectively speaking the gameplay is simplistic and unduly frustrating, but I really got a thrill out of the challenge of the lock-on aiming system, and playing through the action sequences of the Star Wars film is a joy. Plus, the password system means I can play through any of my favorite levels anytime I get the urge (or replay the game while skipping the levels I didn't enjoy).