I'll totally be selling my Everdrive MD deluxe and ordering this if this has netplay! *excited*
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209 Dollars.. I'm.. I'm normally the kind of person who jumps on this stuff right away, but 209 is steep even for me.
No, guess I'll pass.. shame.
That's what credit cards are for. I'm getting it for the save state feature alone. That cures the biggest headache playing older games now that I don't have time to devote hours and days to replaying and mastering. Just need to decide upon a color.
The Loading speed of the current unit is not a problem for me at all. . . it takes like 15 seconds to erase and flash a new game.
Netplay and save states. . . these weren't available in Genesis games to begin with.
Meh. . . I'm content with the current model.
Save states will. In the very first demo by KRIKzz it was already working...
What's up with some people in this thread? Just read the fucking list with attention, geez!
I'm kind of tempted on this too, but I'm not sure if I'd want this or if I'd rather go with the NeoMyth one. While this one says it might add FM emulation for Master System games in the future, the NeoMyth has the actual chip built in. Though this does support larger Roms and has the possibility for emulators.
I have always been against save states, I only use them for longer games that should have had saves of some sort anyway. Actually, I don't use them at all. Save states are cheats and nothing more.
Yeah, while this all sounds incredible with regard to what it can do for the Genesis (and the SNES with it's counterpart), I think I'll skip this one. Save states aren't that big of a deal to me - like sheath said, they're used to cheat more often than not - and I can get by without playing (i.e. not pay for) a hacked Mortal Kombat. Netplay? Meh, I've always been a lone gamer. FM support? Never had it so why bother? Don't get me wrong, for the right person this is the Rolls Royce of Genesis flash carts, but it's just not for me.
You can never have enough
I agree that save state usage can't be entirely considered normal play, but it's hardly the same as taking a Game Genie and altering the game's mechanics with infinite lives and such, though I'd also agree that you can't say you've beaten a game until you've played it without any such enhancements as well. It's still a great feature for when you want to play through a tough game without having to start from the very beginning on death or to revisit later levels when no stage select is present without having to play through an entire game from scratch. It's great to see such modern features being made possible while playing on the actual console.
The netplay feature sounds nice to me in practice, but with so few units in circulation in this initial batch, I have to wonder how useful it would be. Having to leech a connection my running a cable from the cartridge's USB port to an Internet connected PC seems fairly clunky as well.
Save states are great for pausing a long game like RPGs when you are short on time, so you can jump back in at the same spot next time you play.
Also for games using passwords... Or old games that don't save highscores like Super Hang On and so many others...
Save states are also great for hack/homebrew testing purposes.
The selling points that would get me to bite are up in the air.
"Larger ROMs" doesn't mean my Retrode backup of Pier Solar will work.
"Emulators for earlier systems" tells me nothing about WHAT systems and WHEN.
I don't think I can play older RPGs with the standard "die in a dungeon and go back to your last save all the way back in town" dynamic anymore. I simply don't have the time or the patience for it. It's wonderful to be able to just save a state and shut the game off, and then come back and pick up right where I was. And passwords can just GTFO. Go back and play King's Bounty using the password only.
I don't have any plans to load this thing up with ROMS. I just want it for import RPGs and homebrew titles (I can't wait to play Chilly Willy's Wolfenstein 3D!). All other games stay on cart for me.
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