Eero Tamminen wrote:I guess this is meant only for commercial games, not free/hobby ones.
Ones that were bought and which greatly disappointed compared to one's expectations, so much that one still vividly remembers them?
Yes, exactly! The games that we paid for because of screenshots! or paid reviews
EvilFranky wrote:Personally I think Shadow of the Beast is an awful game, no matter which platform. It just happens to look good on the Amiga.
It's been discussed 100's of times on this board, but yes, Beast ST could have been MUCH better. Not Amiga level obviously but much better than what we were given. Psygnosis just didn't give a toss.
I'm gonna have to agree with you here, I always thought Shadow of The Beast was a poor game on the Amiga, but my god did it look amazing at the time and sell a ton of Amiga 500's. If I remember correctly the ST port didn't even arrive for at least 18 months after, and it was so drab. All the sprites, including the beast sprite were dropped down to 3 shades of bleh. I know the original Amiga version had a lot of just 3 colour sprites, but the ST conversion just put almost everything in the same pallete. It got worse as soon as you finished the first level, after that, any attempt at making it look close to the Amiga went right out the window. Was just a brown poorly controlled mess.
Steven Seagal wrote:
I actually liked this game
Was the first "perfect" arcade port I ever played
Helped that the original arcade hardware was just an Amiga 500 though, and the ST and amiga "ports" were identical because the programmers didn't use any of the amiga features to their fullest apart from non YM audio.
I remember someone scanning an article about Foundations Waste being a soon to be ST based arcade, but that game was terrible. I honestly thought it was PD, because I think it was on a Zero Cover Disk, along with possibly Trantor?
penguin wrote:- Yolanda (can't believe it was made by Steve Bak)
I always liked this game, remember getting the demo on ST format? Loved it just because it was so frantic, each level was so fast, and one step wrong, or even wait too long, and DEAD. Usually by everything setting on fire
Btw, Joe Blade and Edd the Duck were not that bad IMHO.
This is why this thread was a good idea, I HATE Edd the Duck, it was unfair, it made you die every five seconds, and yet you still had a good experience with it. Joe blade came free with my ST when I bought it too, and I could never get further than setting off a bomb and game over
Even Zoll who said this thread shouldn't exist has helped it move on to 2 pages by posting in it more than once.