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    Default Any fans of the Sewer Shark style railshooter genre?

    These game can seem gimmicky at first but some of them have quite good gameplay. I was just playing Novastorm and it was gorgeous and exhilarating. Another I really like is that one with the weird title A/X 101. Impressive graphically, fun gameplay and good presentation overall.

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    When it's done like Afterburner or Star Fox, yes, to a degree, but my appreciation for corridor shooters is limited to a certain era. Now, there are practically no technological limitations for games, so I want more.
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    I'm a fan. I always felt that the criticism the game got was weird. It's not that different from many on rails arcade shooters everybody love.

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    I like the concept but Iím not sure exactly what games Iíve played that would necessarily count as the same exact genre. I never put any time into actual Sewer Shark.

    But as far as shooters with a background animated, to make the graphics look more advanced then the actual gameplay, I think Silpheed is awesome, and other such games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecco View Post
    I like the concept but Iím not sure exactly what games Iíve played that would necessarily count as the same exact genre. I never put any time into actual Sewer Shark.

    But as far as shooters with a background animated, to make the graphics look more advanced then the actual gameplay, I think Silpheed is awesome, and other such games.
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    As a kid I always liked Sewer Shark, but it really was the only game like that I had. I never could beat it though and it probably got the least amount of play out of my small Sega CD library. I played Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Flashback, and Joe Montana's NFL Football (my favorite football game back then) more.

    Zero 5 on the Jaguar would have been the closest on-rails type shooter that I had and I got that game quite a bit later. I did not play it near as much either.

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    Why do you ask, Dog meat?
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    I like Sewer Shark, AX101, Novastorm, etc. I really like the intro movie to Microcosm, but the actual game itself I'm not too crazy about. I just tried out that Loadstar the Legend of Tully Bulldoon game for the 1st time the other day. For some reason that game had eluded me until now. Wasn't able to really play it, but I really liked just the general graphics of the game and also Iron Helix. I feel like these graphics would be really awesome if it was just a small portion of a game. Like if you landed on a huge battle station and to travel to different sections of it you had to ride the FMV railcar and blast aliens etc and hit switches so that you go the right way. That would be a nice use for the effect.

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    I liked Sewer Shark a lot. Beat it back in the day, and then beat it again when I reviewed it last year, and I thought it held up, from a fun factor perspective. I also liked Ground Zero Texas a good bit, although that's technically more of a shooting gallery than a rail shooter. The first half of Ground Zero Texas is fantastic, but they couldn't keep the momentum in the second half.

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    here I am.
    While I see all the limits/etc.. of such kind of games and usually I don't like such heavy on-rail shooters, I love this one.
    Maybe the setting, maybe th "dogmeat" comments....
    I had this one both on SegaCD and 3DO.
    Of course, when I started collecting Sega stuff, I had to buy again, bot PAL and USA (no difference but still.. ).

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    Iíd like a 3DO just so I can play a better looking version of games like Sewer Shark.
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    Maybe it'll even be fun..

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    when I bought my Genesis, it came with a Sega-CD and a few games bundled. Sewer Shark was one of the games
    for its time it was an interesting experience

    but very hard. at later levels, the frame rates were so choppy, graphics so pixelated, and everything looking brown
    it was hard to make out what was an exit or not. lots of crashes and I finally gave up.

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    So many of those games looked impressive back in the day but were bloody terrible to play. I get way more fun out of cheesy FMV games like Night Trap than I do out of on-rails shooters like Sewer Shark. Games like Night Trap, although obviously severely limited in the gameplay department, still feel a lot more interactive than on-rails shooters no matter how pretty the graphics.

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