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Old 04-12-2013, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Flashback remake

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Flashback: The Quest for Identity - Sega Genesis

Thoughts? Will Ubisoft mess this one up, or will it turn out just fine?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Flashback remake

Hard to mess it up. From what I understand it's just a touched up rerelease.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Flashback remake

There's nothing Ubisoft can't mess up when they put their minds to it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Flashback remake

I really wanted to hate it, but after seeing the trailer... it looks kinda cool, and might just maybe spawn a resurgence of cinematic platformers.
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Re: Flashback remake

Would be awesome if they would just fix the controls and not change anything else. Looks like they left the gameplay mostly unchanged.
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Would be awesome if they would just fix the controls and not change anything else. Looks like they left the gameplay mostly unchanged.
I didn't have a problem with the original controls, it's been probably 15+ years since I played it, but weren't they on par with Flashback or Blackthorn, or par for the genre anyway?
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I didn't have a problem with the original controls, it's been probably 15+ years since I played it, but weren't they on par with Flashback or Blackthorn, or par for the genre anyway?
I agree. I thought the learning curve of the controls was one of the draws, much like Prince of Persia.
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weren't they on par with Flashback or Blackthorn, or par for the genre anyway?
The Flashback controls were exactly like Flashback.

The controls in Out Of This World were much more fluid.

It was hard to time your jumps and and pull out your gun and fire during the correct motion such as a roll or a jump. You had to be standing on the exact pixel when doing anything. I always thought it seemed slugish and clunky.

Also you could stand close to a wall, start running away from the wall, turn around and walk through the wall. And if you were in the middle of a climbing animation you couldn't be shot so you can just do chin ups on the side of platforms until the enemy is in the right location then fire. 2 huge glitch cheats.
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Doh, I meant Out Of This World. I guess the idea is that the controls for the genre are supposed to be clunky, of course without the glitches you mentioned.
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I got confused, I was talking about the remastered release of Out of this World

Not sure if that's actually the remastered version but it claims to be.
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Not sure if that's actually the remastered version but it claims to be.
The vectors are re rendered (less jagged), the backgrounds have been redrawn, and I believe that the musical score was re recorded.

I don't think there's any other difference than that.
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