Odd game playthroughs

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  1. TherealDarknes
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    I would like to hear and discuss some of the odd ways you have played through or even played at all a game
    As in wrong systems odd issues strange events and so on

    For example I played through paper Mario on the N64 on my original Xbox weirdly enough it ran perfectly fine the only issue was the last fight which crashed once or twice and then went fine

    I also played through Pokemon sapphire and got halfway through Mario and Luigi super star saga before it soft locked and remained that way

    All on that same old spray painted yellow modded xbox
     
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    I recently played Adventure of mana on the vita. At one point (about an hour or two in), I suddenly was unable to save. Rather than quitting, I continued for just about half the game, just a bit more careful. All went well until the point where I died*. The quicksave was apparently borked too, so I had to start again from the start. :(

    Another recent one is Nihilumbra on wiiu. I'm not sure if it's loadiine or unfortunate porting, but there was no music when playing on the gamepad (which I do pretty much all the time). I just played through the entire game regardless.


    EDIT: also: double dragon neon. That game always crashes after about 15-20 minutes on a nvidia card (it's a known issue on PC...unfortunately, support for it is dead). If it wasn't for the last level dumbly being too long to go without option to save, I would have beaten it by now.



    *not even by a boss. Just some lame ass creature tossing petrify at me. And apparently you instantly die when it touches you. Result: I stepped into the next room, immediately bounced into that creature (for some weird reason, they spawn about a second AFTER the rest of the room is shown), got petrified and was dead...from all my about 80 hitpoints directly to zero. I can't advice the game to anyone. :angry:
     
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    Playing via emulation is weird? I guess if you are playing it on an emulator that barely runs the game (say SNES on the GBA) then that might count but something that the average person would call the same (no major slowdown, no major graphical problems, no major audio problems, no stopping to fiddle with settings every 5 minutes, no doing defensive savestates...) seems fine to me. Straight up emulators have been the default way to play for me and mine for some 20 years at this point, and we were somewhat late to the game there.

    I played skyrim, saw all I wanted to see of the entire map and never had a single shout.

    I occasionally like contriving silly builds in games, or going unarmed. In one case I played Diablo with warrior but was a mage. In morrowind I had a spear but was otherwise a mage. If I can ever play Final Fantasy wrongly I tend to -- metal weapons in the magnet cave, my mages when I am going to the silence place in FF9, occasionally going solo because why not.
     
  4. TherealDarknes
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    That sucks I own double dragon neon but haven't played it much or at all I can't remember

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    I dont know the Xbox is a mess when it comes to emulation so I think that's strange
     
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    Try playing NES games. :P

    weird stuff always happening in them, from just graphical glitches to just being silly to watch. Random pause menu has random loaded sprites and not knowing what is gonna happen next.
     
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    Xbox a mess? Did we play the same console? The only sort of vague home console contender from where I sit is the wii and that is far from undoubtedly superior.

    The N64 stuff was not up to much, not the N64 library is up to much, but it was comparable to emulators of the day and until somewhat recently.
     
  7. TherealDarknes
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    I had horrible compatibility in a lot of games the ps1 didn't run like at all just crashing before anything could happen and then there's the Genesis emulator where it wouldn't save or quick save quickly squashing my young plans to play and beat phantasy star 2

    Or what about the GBA emulator that just didn't want to cooperate

    Oh and getting back to weird I found a series of hentai breakout games in the coleco visions catalog I didn't make this Xbox and the guy who did know it was for kids so why that's on there is beond me

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    Yeah NES games are naturally glitchy and I have no idea why
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Is probably the issue with contacts and programming and the hardware. That system was full of glitches on every game. Back when we didn't have patches to fix them or people did proper play testing. Add some gamegenie to mess with ram and now you got a glitch machine. Just keep away from the "Glitch Gremlin" :P
     
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    It's just so strange it's like things at both boarders of all games like how does that even happen
     
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    On the original N64 I figured out that you can softlock the console on the master hand with pikachu. This isn't useful in any way but I figured out how to do it.

    I have a lot of games in my backlog so sometimes I will just barrel through a game's story with no regard to all the sidequests I might be missing. This is how I played Ocarina of Time the first time which consequently lead me to finish the game with one row of hearts, no Epona, and the best weapon to beat Gannon with was a bottle (for the tennis sections) and the broken giant's knife.

    I have been known to finish pokemon games with only 3 pokemon
     
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    I take way to long with any game my current time in Mario and Luigi dream team is around 96 hours but that's counting when I leave it closed for hours and I'm at the final boss
     
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    I finished Banjo Kazooie on my Xecuter3-chipped original xbox a long time ago.

    It ran surprisingly well, I was actually impressed at how optimised emulators were on the old xboxes.
     
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    I don't quite like it the guy who did mine put a shit ton of Japanese games and he didn't test anything so like 70% of the games on GBA don't work
     
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    I don't quite like it the guy who did mine put a shit ton of Japanese games as in games in Japanese and he didn't test anything so like 70% of the games on GBA don't work probably just his shoddy work I mean there are coleco vision porn games on a console that he knew was going to kids
     
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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    That has to go to Final Fantasy VII, my memory card refused to work in endgame, so I played 16 freaking hours to finish the game ;-) No regrets!