Altered Beast - Classic or Crap?

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How would you rate Altered Beast on the Mega Drive/Genesis

  1. Classic

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  2. Its Ok

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  3. Crap

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Apr 17, 2007
  1. Hadrian
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    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Altered Beast on the MD/Genesis is one of those games that generally has a mixed opinion among gamers, some claims its a classic arcade game others think its not.

    So I created this little poll to see to see what the GBAtempers think.

    Please by all means explain why you love/hate it.
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    Personally, I think its a great idea but I fount it very tedious to play and I seemed to just be playing the same thing over and over and I never did like the art style (though I understand lots of people love it). I have played it lots of times to see why people liked it but I just cant, no matter how hard I try, even back in the day it was released I didnt like it.
     
  2. kersplatty

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    obviously a classic, i was playing this when i was four, in my uncles house back then i never had any console [​IMG]
     
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    Classic as in "old" but crap nonetheless!
     
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    I personally luv it, or at least when you play with someone else. Single player is OK, multiplayer is what makes this game a "classic" for me.
     
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    just because it was on a 16bit system doesn't make it a classic nor hide the fact the game sucked dick from the beginning
     
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    i luved it. it got me into gaming.
     
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    I love the multiplayer feature in this game. That makes it a classic for sure [​IMG]
     
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    Its a classic but compared to the games now its rubbish.
     
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    Surely the whole meaning of classic is that it stands up well to modern games.
     
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    It's "classic crap". [​IMG]

    But seriously, it's an OK game. Not great, just OK.
     
  11. Hadrian
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    Agree, Super Mario Brothers 3 is a classic compared to the modern 2D game, Ocarina of Time is a classic compared to the modern 3D game.

    I get the feeling that most people who think this is a classic havent actually played it in a long while, but thats just my opionion.
     
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    I agree with this. They probably also played it when they were younger and the sense of nostalgia is present. I can think of a number of games that apply to me in this way.
     
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    I recently played Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES, I loved this game to bits even though back then I knew what a good game was and wasnt (Example, Real Ghostbusters C64 game was total crap and I thought so despite being a fan) played it recently and well its ok and thats it, arcade title of the same name is still fun though.

    It would be nice if people said why they voted it as a classic, 'cos I just dont see it.
     
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    Craptacular. I haven't played it since I was 12, but my memories of it are great. Wouldn't get back to it because I would find the gameplay pure crap, but it's classic anyway.
     
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    I spent many an hour playing this game on the Genesis, before I actually got some other games to play. Even back then I knew it was not that great, but it was pretty good for the time, especially multiplayer. I can't stand it now.

    As far as being a classic, there are a lot of games that are undeniably classics that do not hold up well when compared to new games. Like Pac Man. IMO the thing that makes a game a classic is the impact it had at the time, and how much it got played, not how it compares to modern games. Pong is a classic.
     

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