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Let's be honest Nintendo's pricing for NES and SNES games is a rip off

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badgenome said:
Horrorfest said:

Surely you must be kidding. Are you trying to argue SNES games look better? I could say this same thing but replace PS1 with SNES. Only a few SNES games still look good even today. They are aged 2D games with low quality graphics. Most of the best PS1 games look great today. RE2 and 3 have aged very well. The FF games still look great. PS1 games look awesome on my HDTV. 

I assure you, I have never serious'd moar in my entire life. I own no shortage of PS1 classics, and it has been horrifying to realize that many of my favorite PS1 games have looked and played like absolute garbage this whole time.


Final Fantasy IX looks and plays good on emulator, 2D games still look good. Other than that though, most 3D games look aweful.

Compared to recent 3D games, or even PC games at the time. So many games used bad geometry that was blurred away by the crap resolution. and the clipping shows everywhere whether you put it in higher res or not :P.



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bacompletele said:
Horrorfest said:

Surely you must be kidding. Are you trying to argue . SnES games look better? I could say this same thing but replace PS1 with SNES. Only a few SNES games still look good even today. They are aged 2D games with low quality graphics. Most of the best PS1 games look great today. RE2 and 3 have aged very well. The FF games still look great. PS1 games look awesome on my HDTV. 

I assure you, I have never serious'd moar in my entire life. I own no shortage of PS1 classics, and it has been horrifying to realize that many of my favorite PS1 games have looked and played like absolute garbage this whole time.

I completely agree. Early polygon games looked bad at the time and every year age poorly  I would much rather have an SNES game than a PS1 or N64 one.



badgenome said:
Horrorfest said:

Surely you must be kidding. Are you trying to argue SNES games look better? I could say this same thing but replace PS1 with SNES. Only a few SNES games still look good even today. They are aged 2D games with low quality graphics. Most of the best PS1 games look great today. RE2 and 3 have aged very well. The FF games still look great. PS1 games look awesome on my HDTV. 

I assure you, I have never serious'd moar in my entire life. I own no shortage of PS1 classics, and it has been horrifying to realize that many of my favorite PS1 games have looked and played like absolute garbage this whole time.

You should probably upgrade to a nice TV. It's not the games' fault you have a bad TV. I hear a lot of people say FFVII has aged bad. I would like a remake as much as anyone but it still looks good today, it was released in what 97? It looks AMAZING for it's time. I started off playing that on a standard def TV and I upgraded to a nice big 44 inch 1080p LG TV. It looks literally 10x better on it. I didn't even know that PS3 upgrades old games. I can assure everyone it does. Even Silent Hill with all of it's frustrating controls and animation does look good. Incredible environment detail for it's time and even today. 



Horrorfest said:

You can get PS2 classics (just the last gen) for $10 besides San Andreas because Rocker thinks they are special. PS1 classics are $6 to $10. NES games should be 2-3$ and SNES 4-$5. These are near ancient games, sure it costs money to add in new controls but that's where the price comes in. Besides that they cost pretty much nothing to port. I guess this rules out any chance of me buying any classic games besides Metroid and the old Zeldas. Instead it's 4.99-$5.99 for NES games and 7.99-$8.99 for SNES games. That means besides a few of the rare $10 PS1 classics, SNES games are a few dollars more than most PS1 games on PSN! 

They're overpriced not compared to PS2 classics, they're just overpriced given the fact that they are pretty old games and have been milked.

So yes, they're overpriced, but not for the reasons you mention. I find often more enjoyment in NES/SNES games than most modern games.



Valdney said:
mike_intellivision said:
Last time I looked, no one is making anyone buy these.My problem is not price but the RIAA makes it impossible for the game I most want to be on the service.

Mike from Morgantown


What game would that be?


Earthbound.

 

Supposedly one of the biggest problem to re-relreasing it on the VC is all the musical references.

 

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Horrorfest said:

You should probably upgrade to a nice TV.

Maybe you should upgrade to an SNES.



Horrorfest said:

You can get PS2 classics (just the last gen) for $10 besides San Andreas because Rocker thinks they are special. PS1 classics are $6 to $10. NES games should be 2-3$ and SNES 4-$5. These are near ancient games, sure it costs money to add in new controls but that's where the price comes in. Besides that they cost pretty much nothing to port. I guess this rules out any chance of me buying any classic games besides Metroid and the old Zeldas. Instead it's 4.99-$5.99 for NES games and 7.99-$8.99 for SNES games. That means besides a few of the rare $10 PS1 classics, SNES games are a few dollars more than most PS1 games on PSN! 

I am finding the best retro bang for the buck in retro gaming, if you go that route, is actually the Sega Genesis (Megadrive here in the United States.  You can get a system cheap enough, and the games usually are less.  I guess it is supply and demand, because at a local store I am seeing an NES system used priced more expensive than a Sega Genesis, and heck, maybe an SNES.

It isn't a matter of quality, but demand actually.



badgenome said:
Horrorfest said:

You should probably upgrade to a nice TV.

Maybe you should upgrade to an SNES.


I have a Wii. Not a huge Nintendo fan. I love me some Pokemon but I don't like cheating on Sony. I have many many many times in the case of Pokemon though. I have had a gameboy color, gameboy advance, gameboy advance sp, nintendo ds, nintendo 64, gamecube and a Wii so there's that too.. I never had a SNES, I was a Sega Genesis kid. I was a whore for the N64. I probably played it a lot more than PS1 when I wasn't busy playing Crash.

I think I had made up for everything with the last generation and this one. I practically abused my gamecube and my xbox, the PS2 was the spoiled kid who got everything and all my love. Half of my xbox games were horrible (I had fricking Aquaman) and I probably had less than 10 games for my gamecube. Meanwhile I've probably had upwards of 50 games for my PS2 counting all the games I shared with my little brother too.



badgenome said:
Given how poorly most PS1 games have aged, I'd much rather play an SNES game any day. So, if anything, they're underpriced.





You are cheap.