I've had Ranger-X for a while now, I really need to play it.
Ranger X wasn't better than I expected, but I had high expectations at the time.
I think some of the sections feel a little clunky, and a level or two feels unfocussed, but they're minor criticisms, I'd probably give it like ~8.5 but I expected it to be a 9/10.
Never had any real problems with the controls.
There are other minor faults. While I'm ok with the controls they're still wasting a button for little gain. The bike is mostly annoying and doesn't really have any major use during gameplay (weapon switching and auto-aim could be done in much better ways, transforming into a bike with a press of a button instead of riding it for example). And don't get me started on that stupid ship that replaces it.
Still, it's original, it's a whole lot of fun and it's total eye-candy. Love it.
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I definitely agree with that assessment. I've got the box but no manual so the first time I played Ranger X I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. After reading a bit on the net about the gameplay mechanics though it was a really great experience the whole way through.
I like the bike, ramming it into enemies is a lot of fun. The ship is a piece of excrement though.
Light Crusader... I wasnt expecting too much but then bam! you have one of the best games one genny!
too old for video games huh?
@ topic let me add Boogerman which I expected to be as repugnant as its premise but actually plays well. Shadow Dancer too, much more fluid than its wooden predecessor, both in character movement and stage design.
Taz in Escape From Mars.
I got this game when I was little, on the discount rack when the Genesis was dead. Hell, I think the Dreamcast came out about a year later.
I'm not a big fan of Looney Toons games, but this one was so much fun.
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Light Crusader isn't bad, it's just that it's not as good as it should be.
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The problem with Light Crusader is that it's so generic.
It makes the whole experience a bit bland. Then again, I didn't expect much from it.
Also, what is so great about Robocop vs The Terminator? I didn't think much of it after playing it a while ago.
Landstalker- I saw no reviews for the game, and don't even remember much advertising either. But one day, I went into a pawnshop, and saw a copy of it sitting inside their glass counter. I asked if I could take a look at it, and found that it was complete and in very good shape. Looking through the manual, and reading the back of the box, I took a chance and paid the $15 for it. When I popped it in, I more or less fell in love with the game. The graphics, the music, the isometric gameplay, the puzzles, the characters... it was just fun (except for that fucking pair of black boots hidden in a dark pit). I've played through this game quite a few times, and it's just enjoyable from beginning to end.
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That said I feel like it's got some real problems specifically in the sound design. The music and sound effects are both pretty annoying in my opinion, and it's really jarring when the music occasionally stops all-together like in an early boss fight. I also hate the really Turrican-ish way Robocop takes damage when touching enemies with no knock-back or temporary invincibility. Not so much a big deal in the levels but it makes some of the boss fights a real chore until you get their patterns down. The graphics might also be a little muddy or grimy for some but I think they set a proper and really nicely detailed atmosphere for a game like this, and Robocop himself looks great.
Overall though it's fun for a licensed title. It took me a while to get into it but once I warmed up to it I found I really liked it despite the hiccups.
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