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curl-6 said:

What even counts as "Retro" these days? Are we at the point where Wii/PS3/360 qualify?

I'll let those , but Some places say they are not retro , I think their 15 years old consoles so i'll let them here ;)



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dx11332sega said:
curl-6 said:

What even counts as "Retro" these days? Are we at the point where Wii/PS3/360 qualify?

I'll let those , but Some places say they are not retro , I think their 15 years old consoles so i'll let them here ;)

Alrighty, just checking.

If those qualify I'd recommend: (Besides the obvious well known stuff)

Wii: Fatal Frame 4, Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, Sin & Punishment Star Successor, Silent Hill Shattered Memories, Red Steel 2, de Blob 1 & 2, Medal of Honor Heroes 2.

PS3/360: Spec Ops: The Line, Singularity, Puppeteer.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 19 March 2021

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

So here's the list of Saturn games recommended in this thread so far...

Bulk Slash
Legend of Oasis
Powerslave
Assault Suit Leynos 2
Wolf Fang
Princess Crown
Groove on Fight
Terra Diver
Suiko Enbu
Nekketsu Oyako
Silhouette Mirage
Radiant Silvergun
Shining Force 3
Guardian Heroes
Astal
Astra Superstars
Fighters Megamix

What about Dragon Force and Panzer Dragoon Saga? Do I even have to ask?

Anybody play Lunacy for the Saturn? I heard it was... interesting.

Finally, isn't there Darkstalkers, and some other Capcom fighters on Saturn?

Pemalite said:


TBS. - Alpha Centauri.


I forgot Alpha Centari existed. I'm a sucker for 4X games so I'll check it out.

curl-6 said:

What even counts as "Retro" these days? Are we at the point where Wii/PS3/360 qualify?

These systems are 15 years old so definitely retro. Gameplay from that gen to the XB1/PS4 gen hasn't changed all that much, so those games don't feel quite as old as they are. 8 and 16 bit games definitely feel like they are from that era with their gameplay. PS1/Saturn/N64 all feel like games from the early Polygon era. Likewise with PS2, OG Xbox, and GC having their own gameplay feel for the era.



Cerebralbore101 said:

So here's the list of Saturn games recommended in this thread so far...

Bulk Slash
Legend of Oasis
Powerslave
Assault Suit Leynos 2
Wolf Fang
Princess Crown
Groove on Fight
Terra Diver
Suiko Enbu
Nekketsu Oyako
Silhouette Mirage
Radiant Silvergun
Shining Force 3
Guardian Heroes
Astal
Astra Superstars
Fighters Megamix

What about Dragon Force and Panzer Dragoon Saga? Do I even have to ask?

Anybody play Lunacy for the Saturn? I heard it was... interesting.

Finally, isn't there Darkstalkers, and some other Capcom fighters on Saturn?

Pemalite said:


TBS. - Alpha Centauri.


I forgot Alpha Centari existed. I'm a sucker for 4X games so I'll check it out.

curl-6 said:

What even counts as "Retro" these days? Are we at the point where Wii/PS3/360 qualify?

These systems are 15 years old so definitely retro. Gameplay from that gen to the XB1/PS4 gen hasn't changed all that much, so those games don't feel quite as old as they are. 8 and 16 bit games definitely feel like they are from that era with their gameplay. PS1/Saturn/N64 all feel like games from the early Polygon era. Likewise with PS2, OG Xbox, and GC having their own gameplay feel for the era.

I already knew those just waiting for my 1,400$ so, I can buy a certain Sega Saturn game, not panzer dragoon saga that's 1000 or more for only one though, It's a few fighting games and shmups ,and JRPG not ported ever. until I buy them and a platformer that I wanna show 



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Cerebralbore101 said:
curl-6 said:

What even counts as "Retro" these days? Are we at the point where Wii/PS3/360 qualify?

These systems are 15 years old so definitely retro. Gameplay from that gen to the XB1/PS4 gen hasn't changed all that much, so those games don't feel quite as old as they are. 8 and 16 bit games definitely feel like they are from that era with their gameplay. PS1/Saturn/N64 all feel like games from the early Polygon era. Likewise with PS2, OG Xbox, and GC having their own gameplay feel for the era.

Yeah for me personally the PS2/Gamecube/Xbox generation feels like where "Retro" begins. They feel very much from a different era whereas gameplay hasn't really evolved much since around 2009.



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I have not posted those as I like to post more obscure stuff first with GH being an exception. But yes Panzer Dragoon Saga/Azel is one of the best RPGs ever made. The only great RPG with Dragoon in the name I know of.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

curl-6 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

These systems are 15 years old so definitely retro. Gameplay from that gen to the XB1/PS4 gen hasn't changed all that much, so those games don't feel quite as old as they are. 8 and 16 bit games definitely feel like they are from that era with their gameplay. PS1/Saturn/N64 all feel like games from the early Polygon era. Likewise with PS2, OG Xbox, and GC having their own gameplay feel for the era.

Yeah for me personally the PS2/Gamecube/Xbox generation feels like where "Retro" begins. They feel very much from a different era whereas gameplay hasn't really evolved much since around 2009.

Yeah the XB1/PS4 generation was just version 2.0 of the 360/PS3 gen, but with prettier graphics. Kinda like how 8 bit and 16 bit gens mostly played the same. But then again 16 bit games built on what 8 bit games were doing. PS4/XB1 doesn't really build on what PS3/360 did before.



Heres some Sega CD, at 10:20 mark video , many modern games drop the ball in interactions in those panels ,modern gamers missing out on those features, feels like retro > indies current gen etc , It's panels are like bulk slash. heh.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

Watch this snes exclusive entire vid stage 2 crazy keep watching you'll know what I mean

oh, It's me playing



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

A lot of point&click adventures still worth playing: