Viewpoint Neogeo / PS1

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Viewpoint Neogeo / PS1

Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:54 am

Ooh they are different. (I was wrong!)

Electronic Arts did the PS1 version, Sammy did the Neo Geo version.

The PS1 Version is prettier (depending on you point of view) a little sluggish in the controls, and much harder. On Easy on the Neo Geo version I can get to the first end level without dying. The PS1 version kills me about 3 or 4 times on the same difficulty. It's not that the PS1 version is sluggish, some elements have been made harder.

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The Neo Geo graphics are a little flat, very clean but have no effects. The PS1 version has a glossy metallic effect. The explosions have changed, the ship has changed (3 engines on the PS1, 2 in Neo Geo)

Neo Geo:
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PS1:
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And they have purposefully made the PS1 harder. Notice how the gates in the PS1 version are closer together giving you less time to open the next one. Both version set to "easy".

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:46 pm

Um, ewww. I think the original looks better but I'll probably end up with both.
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Post by sneth » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:09 pm

What about the best part of viewpoint?
The soundtrack....

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Post by Austin » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:23 am

If you guys want, I can do a comparison video of both versions in action. I've been itching to hook up the Neo-Geo CD anyway...

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:08 am

That would be lovely :)

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Post by Trev » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:49 pm

Austin wrote:If you guys want, I can do a comparison video of both versions in action. I've been itching to hook up the Neo-Geo CD anyway...
I'd watch it.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:57 am

As good excuse to play NEO-GEO if I've ever heard one.
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Post by BryWI » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:35 pm

Since when did anyone need an excuse to play NEO-GEO? :)

You should be using it FOR an excuse like calling in sick to work or not paying the bills. It can be exspensive!

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:21 am

There is a saying in the NEO-GEO collecting realm, "Drugs would be cheaper."
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Post by BryWI » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:36 am

lmao. I think it's true. It's nothing I would know about though. :)

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Post by Austin » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:13 pm

All right, here it is! A little behind but I decided to go all-out and experiment a bit since I just got some new editing software. Let me know what you think. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4a9epJrRqw

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Post by Jones » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:59 pm

WOW! That's a very professional video production!

And very interesting, too! :D

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Post by Calavera » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:25 pm

When it all comes down to it the Neo-Geo is only 24-bit while the Playstation is 32-bit. :twisted:
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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:32 pm

That was really very good. I enjoyed that. Thank you.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:51 pm

Wow Austin! Very awesome video! Thank you very much!

When it all comes down to it the Neo-Geo is hardcore hardware while the Playstation was a flimsy piece of shit. :twisted:
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Post by Austin » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:53 am

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I really appreciate it--It took me a long time to put it together. :)
3DO Experience wrote:When it all comes down to it the Neo-Geo is hardcore hardware while the Playstation was a flimsy piece of shit. :twisted:
It still makes me sad that the Saturn version was canned. As most of us know, asides from some rare exceptions, 2D titles usually turned out better than on the PlayStation. :cry:

There are occasional instances in the PS version where the game runs at a blazing 60fps. These are times where *nothing* is on the screen aside from your ship, but it gives a taste of what the Saturn version possibly could have been like *all the time*.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:55 am

Until this thread I thought the game only came out for NEO-GEO and PS1. The FM Towns one looks very close to the original. I hope Will gets that system and Viewpoint to go with it.
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Post by Austin » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:04 am

Yeah, the FM Towns one looks good. Resolution is a little off, and there's some slowdown not in the Neo-Geo one, but other than that, it seems to be the truest port.

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Post by Trev » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:36 am

Seems like the FM Towns havs a fair number of games that are considered the best console ports.
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:38 pm

3DO Experience wrote:Wow Austin! Very awesome video! Thank you very much!

When it all comes down to it the Neo-Geo is hardcore hardware while the Playstation was a flimsy piece of shit. :twisted:
An entirely neutral opinion.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:16 am

Entirely. :wink:

You still looking for a FM Towns?
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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:49 am

i would love one but the prices are silly at the moment. I go to Japan in the New Year so i might have a rummage around then. Unless a sensibly priced on appears on ebay that is.

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