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Andrew NDB 09-24-2021 05:20 PM

ActRaiser: Renaissance
 
Goodness gracious... this is unexpected news. ActRaiser 3 is out.

https://www.destructoid.com/actraise...c-ios-android/


IMJ 09-24-2021 05:40 PM

WHHHAATT???!??!
WOW, I loved those games as a kid!

It's ashame though - it seems that this one will be much like Parasite Eve 3rd Birthday for me. I don't have the system to play it.......

IMJ 09-24-2021 05:43 PM

EDIT - I posted the message above right on seeing the thread, but I just watched the trailer.
I don't think this is "Actraiser 3" - it looks like a remaster/remake of the original game!

Andrew NDB 09-24-2021 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1906798)
It's ashame though - it seems that this one will be much like Parasite Eve 3rd Birthday for me. I don't have the system to play it.......

You don't have a Switch, a PS4, a PC or a phone?

IMJ 09-24-2021 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1906806)
You don't have a Switch, a PS4, a PC or a phone?

I have a PS4.....

I thought this was a Switch exclusive? The commercial has nintendo branding all over it....

Parasite Eve 3 I think was only ever released on that handheld PS system. I've clamored for a remaster of those three games for years.

The Deadman 09-24-2021 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1906809)
I have a PS4.....

I thought this was a Switch exclusive? The commercial has nintendo branding all over it....

Parasite Eve 3 I think was only ever released on that handheld PS system. I've clamored for a remaster of those three games for years.

Cause it was part of the Nintendo Direct. The big 3 do that all the time when showing off a game that isnt console exclusive.

IMJ 09-25-2021 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by The Deadman (Post 1906816)
Cause it was part of the Nintendo Direct. The big 3 do that all the time when showing off a game that isnt console exclusive.

So basically this is going to be a what? PS store download for the PS4? My God this might be the first time in years I play through a game again.....

Andrew NDB 09-25-2021 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1906851)
So basically this is going to be a what? PS store download for the PS4? My God this might be the first time in years I play through a game again.....

Among other things. I DLed it on my PS last night.

IMJ 09-25-2021 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1906862)
Among other things. I DLed it on my PS last night.

Oh man....
I might turn my PS4 on now in the next few minutes...
I don't think I've even started it in two years.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 09-26-2021 05:59 AM

I recall Actraiser 2 being criticized for removing the city building scenarios and just consisting of hacking and slashing levels. After all, that was what made the first game unique.

Andrew NDB 09-26-2021 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan (Post 1906957)
I recall Actraiser 2 being criticized for removing the city building scenarios and just consisting of hacking and slashing levels. After all, that was what made the first game unique.

Yeah, I never even bothered with Actraiser 2 when I saw they did that. Total betrayal.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 09-26-2021 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1906979)
Yeah, I never even bothered with Actraiser 2 when I saw they did that. Total betrayal.

The reason was probably because hack and slash games were extremely popular by 1993–1994, including many arcade games being adapted to the SGEA Mega Drive–Genesis and Super NES. You had titles like Knights of the Round, Legend and Pirates of Dark Water just to mention a few.

IMJ 09-26-2021 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan (Post 1906957)
I recall Actraiser 2 being criticized for removing the city building scenarios and just consisting of hacking and slashing levels. After all, that was what made the first game unique.

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1906979)
Yeah, I never even bothered with Actraiser 2 when I saw they did that. Total betrayal.

Yeah I remember that was a point of contention as well. But I played it eventually anyway and the sword play was cool and the graphics at the time were great.

But for sure, the "Sim City" or "Civilization" elements of the first game combined with the platforming action levels definitely made for an incredibly unique game.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 09-26-2021 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1907006)
Yeah I remember that was a point of contention as well. But I played it eventually anyway and the sword play was cool and the graphics at the time were great.

But for sure, the "Sim City" or "Civilization" elements of the first game combined with the platforming action levels definitely made for an incredibly unique game.

It wasn't just that. You fight the monsters even during city building scenarios, and the game has mode 7. Awesome for 1990.


IMJ 09-26-2021 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan (Post 1907009)
It wasn't just that. You fight the monsters even during city building scenarios, and the game has mode 7. Awesome for 1990.


:lol: Dude! LOVE that you mentioned the "Mode 7" lol! That was such a big deal at the time..... The way this game started in the sky spiraling down to the stonehenge thingy, or Bowser in Super Mario World, or some of the stuff done in Super Contra! LOVED IT!

Andrew NDB 09-26-2021 05:39 PM

Just watched the playthroughs of Actraiser 1 and 2. Actraiser 1 had a decent ending, but Actraiser 2 had an EMBARASSING end. As soon as the last boss dies, you just get a couple paragraphs of text and then the end credits.

IMJ 09-26-2021 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1907021)
Just watched the playthroughs of Actraiser 1 and 2. Actraiser 1 had a decent ending, but Actraiser 2 had an EMBARASSING end. As soon as the last boss dies, you just get a couple paragraphs of text and then the end credits.

:lol: I don't recall the ending to either one, it's been so long. I DO remember the two people praying to you all the time in that sort of makeshift temple that had no graphic space for detail so they put it in a shadowed oval, and I remember the mode 7 outer space effects during the final boss fight were cool.... :lol:


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