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|OT| NeoGAF SEGA Community Thread |OT| To be this good takes AGES

VysePSU

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I've got that on my Vita and agree, it's a great game. I'm looking forward to playing it on my PC too, once I can finally buy a new one (damn GPU shortage).
I played it on the PS Vita as well. Kind of funny that my most played game on a Sony handheld would be a SEGA game.
 
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Yet another new Megadrive game in development:




It's a side-scrolling shoot'em up, and they already have a demo you can download and play on the Kickstarter page. I've just played it, and the gameplay and controls already feel solid. If they can get the graphics/music/level design right, then it could end up being a very good game. It's already around 2/3 funded after just a couple of days, so the campaign is going to be successful for sure. At 45 euros for cartridge, box and manual, the price is pretty reasonable. Not having an actual Megadrive at the moment, I've gone for the 10 euro ROM version. Worth a punt, IMO.
 

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The SGDK development system has really opened up the system to people scared off by the prospect of coding in 68k assembly. I've tinkered with it a bit myself, and it's very user friendly. I'd like to develop something for it myself, someday.
 

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The Christian Whitehead Sonic 1 & 2 games are now playable on PC and even the Vita!





For Sonic 3&K, just buy the game on steam (it's still available there for some reason), and use the Sonic 3 AIR mod to make it widescreen etc. I have a feeling Sega might do a Sonic 1-3 rerelease, it being the 30th anniversary and all, but it's still good to have this.
 
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Hey guys!

Been away for awhile trying to do stuff offline such as Exercise, Playing Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon but feel it's a good time to return and talk about SEGA stuff again!

I saw that Irene game and it plays a lot like Arrow Flash so I wonder if they are using the same Engine as inspiration?
 

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Hey guys!

Been away for awhile trying to do stuff offline such as Exercise, Playing Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon but feel it's a good time to return and talk about SEGA stuff again!

I saw that Irene game and it plays a lot like Arrow Flash so I wonder if they are using the same Engine as inspiration?
Hey, it's good to see you back, Starlight!
 
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Kazza

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Sad to say our boy Yuji seems to have shat the bed with Balan. It doesn’t control very nicely and that kills a platformer.

I haven't played it yet, but that gameplay video doesn't look great, and the reactions of those that have played it seem to be roughly 80-20 negative-positive. I personally don't mind the graphics and music (although the animation could use some work), but it's the super-basic gameplay and level design that disappoints me. Maybe the game is just aimed at a very young audience (those that found Mario Odyssey a bit too hard). It might be ok to play with your young children for $30.
 

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I randomly came across this channel, with some nice videos about the Megadrive's sound capabilities (including the infamous GEMS driver):




The channel has some nice DJ sets featuring Megadrive music, as well as profiles of composers such as Koshiro:

 

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One of the creators of Ecco, Mr Bones, Chakkan etc recent did an AMA on Kolibri:



He also did one previously for Mr Bones:



He really doesn't seem to have any happy memories developing for the Saturn! It doesn't seem Kolibri made much use of the 32X hardware (except for the expanded colours). Regarding the theme of the game, he said that there was no pushback from Sega about wanting to make a game about a hummingbird, they simply wanted him to create a 32X game and left the details up to him. I don't think that happens very much today.
 

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Sega owns Atlus, right? And Atlus, for some reason, publishes VanillaWare titles, right? With Catherine Classic, Persona 4 Golden and now Persona 5 Strikers coming to Steam, how possible is it that we will see VanillaWare games there too eventually? I know that nobody knows what are Sega's/Atlus' plans, but do you think it could happen? I would love to see more ports from Sega - new Sakura Wars, Skies of Arcadia, Jet Set Radio Future and of course some more stuff from Atlus/VanillaWare.
 
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Sega owns Atlus, right? And Atlus, for some reason, publishes VanillaWare titles, right? With Catherine Classic, Persona 4 Golden and now Persona 5 Strikers coming to Steam, how possible is it that we will see VanillaWare games there too eventually? I know that nobody knows what are Sega's/Atlus' plans, but do you think it could happen? I would love to see more ports from Sega - new Sakura Wars, Skies of Arcadia, Jet Set Radio Future and of course some more stuff from Atlus/VanillaWare.

Vanillaware works more with ATLUS than SEGA, in fact, I think it was someone from SEGA who recommended Vanillaware to ATLUS after Princess Crown flopped!

Personally speaking, I think Vanillaware should be a part of ATLUS/SEGA and given a budget to do what they want (I believe Vanillaware's Founder was a part of ATLUS before he broke off). At this point, Vanillaware seems to have ATLUS plastered on their Boxes anyway.

Vanillaware should port some of their games on PC and perhaps improve them so they look even better on a Monitor. A collection would be even better for those who are unsure of the games by their own merits.
 

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Sega owns Atlus, right? And Atlus, for some reason, publishes VanillaWare titles, right? With Catherine Classic, Persona 4 Golden and now Persona 5 Strikers coming to Steam, how possible is it that we will see VanillaWare games there too eventually? I know that nobody knows what are Sega's/Atlus' plans, but do you think it could happen? I would love to see more ports from Sega - new Sakura Wars, Skies of Arcadia, Jet Set Radio Future and of course some more stuff from Atlus/VanillaWare.

I would love to see Muramasa, Dragon's Crown etc on PC. I think they would all sell pretty well to. To Sega, I think anything over 100k worth of sales makes a port worthwhile, and Vanillaware games could each easily do that. I think Persona has top priority right now, but afterwards other Atlus-published titles are definite possibilities.
 

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Yet another new Megadrive game in development:




It's a side-scrolling shoot'em up, and they already have a demo you can download and play on the Kickstarter page. I've just played it, and the gameplay and controls already feel solid. If they can get the graphics/music/level design right, then it could end up being a very good game. It's already around 2/3 funded after just a couple of days, so the campaign is going to be successful for sure. At 45 euros for cartridge, box and manual, the price is pretty reasonable. Not having an actual Megadrive at the moment, I've gone for the 10 euro ROM version. Worth a punt, IMO.

This ended up getting funded with an impressive 62k EUR. These new Megadrive/Genesis games seem to do pretty well on Kickstarter. Here are the ones other I know of:

Tanglewood - 54k GBP
Xeno Crisis - 72k GBP
Demons of Asteborg - 44 EUR
Tanzer - 145k SEK (around 17k USD)
Phantom Gear - 36k USD

Pier Solar got 231k USD, but I believe the MD versiuon was already out at that point and that the kickstarter was for the HD version.
 
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This ended up getting funded with an impressive 62k EUR. These new Megadrive/Genesis games seem to do pretty well on Kickstarter. Here are the ones other I know of:

Tanglewood - 54k GBP
Xeno Crisis - 72k GBP
Demons of Asteborg - 44 EUR
Tanzer - 145k SEK (around 17k USD)
Phantom Gear - 36k USD

Pier Solar got 231k USD, but I believe the MD versiuon was already out at that point and that the kickstarter was for the HD version.

Not sure you are up to date on this, but have you seen the Paprium talk over at SEGA-16? Fonzie sure has caused a lot of problems with Backers (including myself).

Most of the staff left the development of the game and Fonzie goes into hiding (heard it was a Cave in China).

Paypal froze his funds in between 2016 to 2017.

Promises a revolutionary thing in the Cartridges
Ships the game 8 years later, and during the Pandemic, unexpectedly to European users.

Reports of loose casing inside the game, game still mostly works in most scenarios.

Paypal apparently froze his account yet again, so some of his shipments haven't happened yet.

Stopped his Customer Service Posts for a few days citing "Fraudulant Complaints" and says they are still shipping the games.

Game reveals to have SEGA Assets on the Cartridge (Streets of Rage and Golden Axe) and some jilted users have reported this to SEGA.

Potential lawsuit from SEGA, meaning other shipments may not happen.

Promises ANOTHER game with a pre-order of $200 minimum with a questionable website made by Fonzie....despite having a SNES project that has been funded and not even updated about its release or development.


You could easily write a book about this game and the Development hell it has gone through, and the eventual shipment of "some" games.




Done this out of boredom. Can you guess every SEGA/ATLUS franchise on here?
 
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