I’m not quite sure where I’m going with all of my collections for the various consoles I have.. I’ve never really tried completing any collection by owning every single game released for a system, instead I prefer just buying games that I will enjoy, but then I also buy games sometimes without having a clue what it is, because I like getting surprised ^_^ This has however resulted in me owning A BUNCH of strategy games in japanese, LOADS of RPG’s that I don’t enjoy playing and also various other games that are text heavy in japanese or that just aren’t fun to play (like pachinko games, or sports games) >_<
I’ve just uploaded more games to the PC Engine HU card library and also the CD ROM library, most of these new acquisitions are strategy games or various un-fun games, haha… un-fun ^_^
but anyway, here they are:
The problem is that I’m also a bit of a hoarder, I can never get rid of anything! haha So I guess I will just end up owning every single game for every system eventually, since I keep buying stuff that I don’t already have and that list keeps getting shorter… At least when sorting I sort away some of the really boring games, (like JRPG’s and strategy), underneath the desk in boxes so I don’t have to see them and mistake them for something fun ;D
I know that a lot of people are really into RPG’s and especially JRPG’s, and I bet there’s loads of people that enjoy strategy games and sports games too, otherwise there wouldn’t be that many released over the years ;D But everybody must have some type of game that they’re just not that into… What are un-fun games in your opinion?
Funny – NECTARIS is a classic turn-based strategy game, as is Der Langrisser (middle game, second row) and Wizardry V is also a classic (ported over from the PC). I thought The Manhole had an English translation on that PC-E version, but I may be thinking of something else entirely (it’s definitely NOT an exciting “game” nonetheless).
I tend to avoid sports games other than ones that blend something goofy and fun into the mix (crazy characters) and are easy to play, but I’ll avoid a lot of the adventure games that are text heavy (although I know they’re great for learning the language). I have a bunch of stuff here that’s slowly going to get played one of these days (broken Japanese and all)…
strategy duurr durrrr >_____<
all singalong games and the ppl that enjoys them.. but i enjoyed dragon´s lair…
la-la-lala-lalala!!! one of these days, I’ll make you the lead star in my Rockband ;D and you will LOVE it!!
Nice to know I can give you my crappy games and you keep them. Those 9 seem familiar.
hehe yup! it’s the hoarder in me that just doesn’t know when to stop ;D
I liked Manhole on the Macintosh. However, I guess that I probably didn’t have any other game on the Apple II so it was more fun than playing with the Word Processor or Clock.
haha I guess it’s harder to be picky when you have no other choices ;D among my 160+ PC Engine games the Manhole unfortunately doesn’t stand out as a’fun’ game ^_^
Langrisser! What a great game! The first one for the Genesis was called Warsong and it is awesome. Similar to Shinning Force but different enough to still be a unique experience. It is a turned based strategy game (that I know you hate) but the pace is pretty fast and the stakes are high! Main characters would live or die depending on your skill. I remember being so conflicted after beating a hard stage but losing a favorite character… carry on or reload and try again?
I’ve played a bit of Wizardy 8 for the PC and it’s a good game. I’m curious about your version.
These all look like great additions!
Don’t worry about buying un-fun games. I do it all the time :P Un-fun games with nice covers still look great on the self and in the collection!
Wizardry V is actually quite good (at least as far as the PC and SNES versions go, although there are some obvious differences). I’ve never played the PC-E version, but I believe it doesn’t have a partial English option like some other games in the series got with they were retooled for Japan…
I actually love the new artwork and cinemas on the Japanese CD versions of these games. Those old games got a first-class treatment there, that’s for sure.
Poor Heidi is now fast asleep after watching this… (sorry!)
hahaha no problem ;D I still find it interesting, but I still won’t seek out to play these games.. THAT if something would make me fall asleep ;D
I could start it up (wizardry V) and show you some screenshots if you like.. but i will not attempt to finish the game, or even advance very far.. I will basically give it 10 minutes, that’s all it gets ;D hahaha I wonder if that will be enough to get to actual gameplay ;D LOL
haha that’s true ^_^ but what are un-fun games in your opinion? :)
I’m with geelw and the TheSegaDude, Wizardy is fun. Or I should say was fun. These days I try to avoid the longer games as much as I can because they drain time way too much. Well I still sometimes can’t resist.
Un-fun will be anything with singing, I’ll be out the door before the thing loads up. I try to stick with shorted games nowadays in hopes of being more productive. Sports mostly and games where you don’t continue.
I do like the idea of all the new amazing games like Skyrim, Assasin’s Creed and such, but I don’t take the time to play them, because I know they will take 50+ hours and I just don’t have that time.. that’s why I prefer retro games, since on the old cartridges they couldn’t store 50 hours of gameplay ;D instead they made the gameplay challenging ^_^
I really don’t understand games like World of Warcraft that doesn’t have an end to it.. I have tried it and I got stuck playing it for a month, because I’m easily addicted to fun and shiny things.. and it was pretty, but after a while I just asked myself what I was doing.. there were soooo many other games I could play, and WoW would never finish.. so I rage-quit ^_^
Rogue-likes are games I tend to ignore and not enjoy. Which is weird because a lot of them are very good fun, well designed, and hark back to the ‘original’ idea of what a game is.
I suppose my vice is that I need to feel progress in my games, and rogue-likes are often randomly generated and you’re constantly starting from the beginning.
So yeah, nothing against them, and have huge respect for the genre, just not my type of thing. I need progress and an end-point.
Maybe if a rogue-like came out with a very well developed fighting/exploration system, such as Prince of Persia parkourness or God of War fightyness, then I might get into them. Currently, their gameplay is often a little too simple for me (such as The Binding of Isaac)… with the exception possibly being FTL, which really is complicated enough that it works.
I’m not particularly fond of rogue-likes either..
I actually got Steam, only to buy The Binding of Isaac, and that only because I like Super Meat Boy and it was the same creator.. I played for a few minutes then I gave up.. :( That is still today the only game I have on Steam haha ^_^
I love RPGs and JRPGs a whole lot! In fact, they’re my favorite genre. Nevertheless, there are different genres for different tastes. I can’t stand the guitar hero and rockband games, they’re just retarded lol