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Prowler
08-05-2017, 05:12 AM
Just wondering. Has anyone here bought a Virtual Boy or a 3DO when they came out? :lol:

I've only had good systems so no... although the Game Gear was kind of lousy. I remembering having 2 games for it only: a Sonic game and Shinobi. Shinobi was OK but hard as hell. Sonic... don't remember anything about it. Also, I wasn't the one who bought it, but my brother.

I know people who bought Sega Saturns and Dreamcasts when they came out and regretted it later. My brother and I loved our Saturn, however.

So, what about you?

Turo602
08-05-2017, 05:28 AM
I've only ever bought modern consoles, so not really. I'm pretty happy with the library of games I have for most of my systems, and there's still plenty I'd like to get for each system.

Candy Kappa
08-05-2017, 05:33 AM
I've only regretted not buying systems, like SNES and PS2. I've missed out on some games due to that.

Prowler
08-05-2017, 05:45 AM
I've only regretted not buying systems, like SNES and PS2. I've missed out on some games due to that.
I regretted not buying the original DS or a 360/PS3 back in the day, but I went through a spell where I got a bit burnout of videogames around 2009-2011, so I never got around to pull the trigger.

Shark_Blade
08-05-2017, 07:40 AM
Nope. I love my Vita & WiiU even - both have great exclusives.

Wesley
08-05-2017, 08:34 AM
Not really. I guess the closest would be the Game.com portable by Tiger Electronics. The PDA-style features and touchscreen were ahead of their time, though. Never used the Internet function, as I didn't know how to use it back then as a kid.

I thought the packed-in games Lights Out and Batman & Robin along with the built-in game Soltaire were alright in small doses. Never beat Batman & Robin, though. Never had an interest in getting any other games for it, even though a Sonic game was released.

I'm surprised to find out that the handheld was only cancelled in 2000. Thought it would have been cancelled long before that.

oldmanwinters
08-05-2017, 11:54 AM
Thought about buying an Atari Lynx (model II) with 6 games yesterday for $100, but ultimately just couldn't justify it. Should I give it a second though? Anybody know of a must-have exclusive to the old handheld?

GoldMutant
08-05-2017, 11:59 AM
Definitely regretted getting some consoles as a kid too late growing up. When I did, they were at the end of their lifespans and the majority of my friends either began using apps or had the newer consoles. Some games I missed such as on the Xbox 360.

As for actual regret owning? Probably the Plug It and Play TV consoles. I had a few growing up; loved them as a kid, but the ones I owned were bad. Only two that were decent were a Spider-Man one and another based on Power Rangers S.P.D.

CyberCubed
08-05-2017, 12:00 PM
I had a Game Gear as a kid with only 5 games. Only decent game I had for it was Sonic the Hedgehog 2. But my father bought it for me as a kid so I don't count it.

The battery life was horrid, I remember it took like 6 AA batteries and they all died after like 2-3 hours.

TurtleWA
08-05-2017, 06:35 PM
Like CC I didn't actually buy it but I begged my parent to buy me and my siblings a sega saturn. It came with I think virtua cop and maybe a race or fight game also. Might have only been like a sample of games included, I can't really remember. Could not affordable other games because the system was pricey. I used it a lot as a music CD player. I still had a snes so played that more.

The regretful part was that a short time after getting the Saturn I found out about n64 and wanted one of those but parents just spent a truck load of money on the Saturn so I didn't ask for the n64 right away.

I just wanted that saturn so bad because I heard how cool the genesis was and only ever had Nintendo. I eventually did get a n64 and it's one on my all time favorites.

Cubed you needed a battery pack for your gamegear. But that wouldn't have helped much with the awkward position you needed the screen in to see it though. NBA jam was fun on that and baseball too.

Ninjinister
08-05-2017, 07:00 PM
Kinda not all that happy with the NES Mini.

EDIT: Oh and the Razer Forge TV is pretty whack.

Cure
08-05-2017, 07:04 PM
Any system that I have bought with my own money I do not regret. I do regret having an NES, though. All I remember were the games being so hard and always crying because of it. **** the NES.

FredWolfLeonardo
08-05-2017, 07:55 PM
I kind of regret getting a Wii in 2008. Not because of it being a bad system or anything, I absolutely loved it to death and played alot of ssb brawl.

However, I did have the unfortunate curse of getting a Korean Wii in a foreign country before migrating in 2009. As soon as I had Internet access, I updated my Wii and got error 003 less than a year after I bought it.

Ever since, its been collecting dust in the shelf for the past 8 years. Decided to try it again a few months ago and it was in perfect physical condition, but still showed the same error message upon booting up.

sdp
08-05-2017, 09:56 PM
I owned the Virtual Boy and got it the christmas after release date. I was definitely disappointed since I thought this was the next console after the SNES and didn't understand how this was better if it was all red and black. :lol:
I found the games I owned a bit boring though and didn't have the depth of SNES games which made sense since it was more of a Game Boy successor. I don't exactly regret buying it though, I was a bit disappointed but I still found the 3D graphics awesome.

The Virtual Boy has a lot of myths online from people who never had it when it came out, it's easy without context to buy it now and make a youtube video about how much it sucks as an adult. I never had headaches or nausea or any problems with it. And if I hadn't gotten it for my "big" christmas present that year I would've just gotten a Power Rangers megazord from season 2 or 3 which while awsome as well I never did play with all the original megazords either so no biggie. I likely would've hated more not having the VB since I thought it was the coolest thing ever.



One thing I do regret getting was this:
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/retroscan/rzone_3_large.jpg
The R-Zone was LCD Tiger system with switchabled games instead of being stuck with only one of them. I'll probably write about an article on my website soonish but like the VB this gets hated on by most people who never owned one when it came out. And while I do regret asking for it, it's annoying seeing so much negativity from people who don't even realize the context of the product. I mostly bought it since it looked like a scouter from DBZ :lol: And the games while sucky they're your standard LCD Tiger games, it's not like they were much worse but at least now you could have them all in one "package"

Any system that I have bought with my own money I do not regret. I do regret having an NES, though. All I remember were the games being so hard and always crying because of it. **** the NES.

git gud

But yeah games were definitely hard but that was part of the design, imagine how boring it would've been to beat the expensive games after 30 minutes. Somehow playing a level over and over again was not that bad and made the games more memorable than many superior games. I don't have bad memories just because they were hard.

I thought i just sucked at the NES because I was a child, only being able to beat 3 or 4 of all the games I had. And I thought that the older I got the better I got since I beat more SNES games and by the time I was an older kid with a N64 I used to beat almost all games. Little did I know then that NES games were just harder.

Turo602
08-05-2017, 10:16 PM
But yeah games were definitely hard but that was part of the design, imagine how boring it would've been to beat the expensive games after 30 minutes. Somehow playing a level over and over again was not that bad and made the games more memorable than many superior games. I don't have bad memories just because they were hard.

It's not part of the design, it was just sh*tty design. Games were still in their infancy and there weren't really any rules or standards to follow. Not to mention the limitations at the time didn't help matters either. There's a reason you were able to pass more games on the SNES and N64 and that's because game design was improving and simple features like saving were becoming standard.

Cure
08-05-2017, 10:52 PM
But yeah games were definitely hard but that was part of the design, imagine how boring it would've been to beat the expensive games after 30 minutes. Somehow playing a level over and over again was not that bad and made the games more memorable than many superior games. I don't have bad memories just because they were hard.


Why do I have to explain myself for making these statements? Like, do I always have to say "TO ME such and such" so people don't get all indignant?

IIIIIIIII was a child and IIIIIIIIIIIII wanted to win. It would have been much more fun TO ME "to beat the expensive games after 30 minutes" because IIIIIIII wanted to win. That's why IIIIIIII hate the NES. I fully understand it's a shallow reason. I fully understand I was a bitch and a baby. But IIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiIIiiiIIIIII hate the NES.

Christ.

CyberCubed
08-05-2017, 10:58 PM
NES games haven't aged well, but I like that Nintendo remade nearly everything:

1. Mario 1-3 were all remade in both Mario All-Stars for SNES and the GBA ports.

2. Metroid 1 got the excellent Zero Mission remake for GBA.

3. Zelda 1 technically got a remake although it was Japan only, even then A Link to the Past was basically the same game done better either way.

4. Kirby Adventure on NES got remade as Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland for GBA.

5. Punchout NES essentially had Punchout Wii as a remake, as it used all the same fighters and only added 1 new one. It also re-did the story of the original.

6. Donkey Kong, etc. are just Arcade game ports so it doesn't matter.


Nintendo remade all their big NES games anyway, so if the originals are too hard play the remakes.

sdp
08-06-2017, 12:07 AM
It's not part of the design, it was just sh*tty design. Games were still in their infancy and there weren't really any rules or standards to follow. Not to mention the limitations at the time didn't help matters either. There's a reason you were able to pass more games on the SNES and N64 and that's because game design was improving and simple features like saving were becoming standard.

You can call it bad game design but it was deliberate and done for a reason. If you make a game easy to finish then they'd finish the game quickly and people wouldn't have liked that. The difficulty added replay value. I was able to pass games in the SNES/N64 era because they were less challenging and most importantly you could save. Most people can easily finish NES games now because of saved states. They were different times, it wasn't bad design but the appropriate given the technology.

Why do I have to explain myself for making these statements? Like, do I always have to say "TO ME such and such" so people don't get all indignant?

IIIIIIIII was a child and IIIIIIIIIIIII wanted to win. It would have been much more fun TO ME "to beat the expensive games after 30 minutes" because IIIIIIII wanted to win. That's why IIIIIIII hate the NES. I fully understand it's a shallow reason. I fully understand I was a bitch and a baby. But IIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiIIiiiIIIIII hate the NES.

Christ.

Your Peanut act is tired.

NES games haven't aged well, but I like that Nintendo remade nearly everything:

Nintendo remade all their big NES games anyway, so if the originals are too hard play the remakes.


I disagree, NES games have aged fine. The remakes of the Mario series (All-stars/GBA) are fine alternatives but they're not as good as the originals, especially the All-Stars versions where something just feels off about the physics and I'm not normally one to notice those details. The GBA remakes fix this for the most part however the annoying voice acting added and aspect ratio of the GBA with no backlight don't help them become the definitive versions. I prefer the originals, I'm not saying those remakes didn't add cool stuff but yeah not the definitive versions.

I wish the stella view game was available but I don't know if LOZ would be better, part of the charm is the old graphics. While an awesome game it really feels dated since every newer Zelda game did the concept better and if you're going to play for nostalgia why not go all the way back to the original.

I'd hardly count Punch-Out Wii a better version, while I guess you can consider it a remake storywise, it plays totally different from the original.

Haven't played Zero Mission or Nightmare in Dreamland so can't comment on those but what do you mean by "Arcade ports...so it doesn't matter" In this ecase I'd actually agree some of the remakes are better. For example Mario Bros is a lot of fun when not playing the original version in any of the many remakes it has had. Donkey Kong had the 94 remake which includes the complete original Arcade game but with the added mechanics it's really not that fun until you get to the game built around those new controls. The original isn't that hard and fun. Jr. and 3 would benefit from a more forgiving port.

I find PS360 era games have aged the worst so far, it hasn't been so long ago and yet they're so similar to newer games that do the same things better.

Cure
08-06-2017, 12:31 AM
Haha, OK yeah. I'm acting like I hate NES. I'm out.

Ninjinister
08-06-2017, 02:53 AM
-clipped nonsense-


If you ever applied basic logic to a single situation around here, I think I would literally have a heart attack and die.

Andrew NDB
08-06-2017, 02:57 AM
I regret choosing Sega Master System over NES as a small child. Because my parents made it a big deal that I go and sell my Sega Master System at a swap meet before I could get a NES... but I was OK with that.

That said, the Sega Master System phaser was way, wayyyy cooler than the NES gun.

http://client-cdn.crystalcommerce.com/photo/wiiplaygames/file/702153c11a3511e694e7bd3dd5d4eb32/large/800px-sega_master_system_lightphaser-430x218.jpg

Prowler
08-06-2017, 04:39 AM
I regret choosing Sega Master System over NES as a small child. Because my parents made it a big deal that I go and sell my Sega Master System at a swap meet before I could get a NES... but I was OK with that.

That said, the Sega Master System phaser was way, wayyyy cooler than the NES gun.

http://client-cdn.crystalcommerce.com/photo/wiiplaygames/file/702153c11a3511e694e7bd3dd5d4eb32/large/800px-sega_master_system_lightphaser-430x218.jpg
Would you believe that the Master System outsold the NES in most of Europe and in Brazil?

Candy Kappa
08-06-2017, 06:18 AM
My first real console was Playstation and while I don't regret having it, my friend had the SNES and we'd go to his place and play video games then at my place. But, then his dad took away his SNES and gave him a Playstation too since his dad would just pirate the games instead of purchasing them.

This happened the day after we finally got to Super Shredder in TiT and we almost defeated him, we where pretty crushed for awhile that we couldn't finish the game.

Ninjinister
08-06-2017, 05:38 PM
Would you believe that the Master System outsold the NES in most of Europe and in Brazil?

I'm pretty sure most people who are aware of the Master System know this.

I liked my Master System, but I also got it after I had the NES. It was just... different and intriguing. I don't think I'd put any game higher in favor than the best of the NES, or even say it had better games in general, but it was an experience I was captivated by at the time.

And I still want them to do something new with Psycho Fox, dammit!

Andrew NDB
08-06-2017, 05:47 PM
I regret ever having bought an X-Box 360. Had it for like 5 years and only played one game on it, everything else I wanted was either on PS3 or PC.

ProphetofGanja
08-06-2017, 06:12 PM
I regret ever having bought an X-Box 360. Had it for like 5 years and only played one game on it, everything else I wanted was either on PS3 or PC.

May I ask what that one game was?

Andrew NDB
08-06-2017, 06:15 PM
May I ask what that one game was?

Ghostbusters, with the whole Ghostbusters cast. The 360 version was the best version of all the systems, it was reported, so that's the system I bought it on.

ToTheNines
08-06-2017, 06:19 PM
I still say the Wii "stylized" version was far superior.

Cure
08-06-2017, 06:24 PM
Ghostbusters is pretty dope.

Powder
08-06-2017, 06:27 PM
We can all agree on that. :tlol:

PApagreg
08-06-2017, 06:31 PM
The Wii, I only brought 5 games on it and ever since then its been collecting dust.

Cure
08-06-2017, 06:58 PM
The Wii, I only brought 5 games on it and ever since then its been collecting dust.

I never got why people say this when they mean it's not in use. I use my ***** everyday and I still have to wipe them down like once a month for dust. Do people constantly move their consoles around or something? I don't get it.

CyberCubed
08-06-2017, 07:07 PM
The Wii, I only brought 5 games on it and ever since then its been collecting dust.

There's at least 15 games for the Wii you could have bought, so do some research.

Ninjinister
08-06-2017, 07:12 PM
I never got why people say this when they mean it's not in use. I use my ***** everyday and I still have to wipe them down like once a month for dust. Do people constantly move their consoles around or something? I don't get it.

It's something that was said of things that were regularly picked up, used, and moved around, and I suppose it's just something that stuck for all things.

Cure
08-06-2017, 07:21 PM
I guess that makes sense. It's a catch all.

PApagreg
08-06-2017, 07:31 PM
There's at least 15 games for the Wii you could have bought, so do some research.

Well maybe I wasn't interested in some of those games also after I got my PS3 in 2009 I kinda lost interest in the WII

TheCanadiandrome
08-08-2017, 12:56 AM
I've only regretted not buying systems, like SNES and PS2. I've missed out on some games due to that.

Yeah same, I regret not buying an OG Xbox or a PlayStation 1

Spike Spiegel
08-08-2017, 08:06 AM
Even though I love handheld gaming to this day (I recently got a New 3DS XL), I regret choosing a Game Boy Advance over a lime green Nintendo 64 for my birthday when I was a kid. I didn't really get into TV connected console gaming until I got my PS2 the following year.

I bought my first Wii for the sole purpose of playing Metroid: Other M and was a little disappointed after that. I sold it all but ended up getting another one for emulation/modding purposes.

sdp
08-08-2017, 08:26 AM
I regret going all digital on Nintendo this past generation 3DS/Wii U; I'm still an all digital person but Nintendo was clearly the wrong choice to do it with as well.

I kind of regret getting a PS2 and Gamecube during that gen because it's when I stopped playing video games, not because either system was bad. I probably should've gone PS2 only even if I love my Gamecube more because it got me to play all the PS1 classics and PS2 ones before I stopped "gaming" and I'd eventually be able to play the Gamecube ones on the Wii not to mention I had always owned Nintendo consoles until then so I wouldn't have missed that much. But yeah a waste of money to own both systems when I hardly played at all.

I regret not getting a Gaming PC during the PS360 era.

I regret buying Guitar Hero.

TheCanadiandrome
08-08-2017, 03:36 PM
woah dude, lots of regrets lol

Krutch
08-09-2017, 11:57 AM
I bought an X-Box 360 when Mass Effect came out; the reviews painted it to be the game I always wanted. Couldn't wait to play it. So I bought it and the system when ME was first released.

...Couple years later, I see a poster for Mass Effect 2. Whoa, time flies. I still hadn't even played ME 1! I bought ME:2, and put it on the shelf.

...Couple more years later, I see Mass Effect 3 behind the glass at EB Games. I buy it and go home. That night, I turn on my X-Box and... I had to build a damn profile first. The damn thing sat on my shelf for years before I had even turned it on! :roll:

So yeah, my 360 was a regret.

Sumac
08-09-2017, 12:40 PM
PlayStation 3.
All games that I wanted to have on this system eventually has been released on PC. Played it literally for several weeks and then returned to PC, because, I have become accustomed to its benefits.

Well, at least joy-pad ended up being useful for PC games.