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Offline The Graphics Man

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 22:47:37 PM »
Nah, I have Battle Heat! and Tengai Makyo Karakuri Kakutoden. Dragon's Lair, Space Ace , blah, blah, blah... they are not. I really enjoy playing the games I have for the PC-FX but the games for it are not for everyone... I purchased the system and the games as they came out. The system could have done games like Resident Evil very easily... In fact that is exactly what Team Innocent is... It just uses 2D sprites instead of polygons... Those ugly butt polygons would not have presented a problem for the system to produce...  :21:
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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2013, 14:55:36 PM »
An excellent looking shooter:

Choujin Heiki Zeroigar PC-FX

And a traditional J-RPG:

Miraculum (The Last Revelation): NEC PC-FX

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2013, 10:48:52 AM »
I wonder whether making the Pc Engine CD games run on it would have made a difference to its success. Maybe even add a Hu-card slot and make it totally compatible with the PC engine range.

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2013, 19:08:53 PM »
Quote from: "SnakeEyes"
I wonder whether making the Pc Engine CD games run on it would have made a difference to its success. Maybe even add a Hu-card slot and make it totally compatible with the PC engine range.
Doubt it, this was the end of 1994, the Playstation and Saturn were out, having backwards compatibility wouldn't have saved this disaster from NEC, it was doomed the minute they said its main feature was full motion JPEG playback at 30fps at a time when people wanted 3d texture mapped gaming, had it been released in 1992 when it was first planned to it would have faired better against the mega cd, but it was too late in 1994.
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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2013, 19:42:19 PM »
Quote from: "SnakeEyes"
I wonder whether making the Pc Engine CD games run on it would have made a difference to its success. Maybe even add a Hu-card slot and make it totally compatible with the PC engine range.

I think the bigger question is why no one offered any PCE-ish games or sequels for the PC-FX. The PC-FX completely abandoned everything NEC had established with the PCE fanbase. It may have been too late for backwards compatibility but a new Bonk, Star Soldier, Y's, or similar style titles may have attracted more of the PCE audience to the new console.

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2013, 20:54:13 PM »
I don't know, a lot of people moaned that the Saturn couldn't play Mega Drive games, especially as it had a cartridge slot on it. They could have at least released a converter in my opinion.

I think a slot for PC Engine/SuperGrafx Hu-Cards and the ability to play Super CD-ROM games would have been a massive bonus for the machine.

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2013, 14:18:02 PM »
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I don't know, a lot of people moaned that the Saturn couldn't play Mega Drive games, especially as it had a cartridge slot on it. They could have at least released a converter in my opinion.

I think a slot for PC Engine/SuperGrafx Hu-Cards and the ability to play Super CD-ROM games would have been a massive bonus for the machine.


That was my thinking. I love the look of the machine and the Pc engine back catalogue is superb.

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2013, 20:14:35 PM »
[align=center:17umszhb]A couple more games I just came across:

PC-FX Queen of Queens Wrestling

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2015, 03:26:51 AM »
The guys from Game Sack have posted a video that looks at this rare console.  Check it out...

[align=center:2uj8c7fp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7qGy1jxsM0&feature=em-subs_digest[/align:2uj8c7fp]
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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2015, 14:58:41 PM »
Awesome to see.. cheers fella.
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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2015, 03:24:51 AM »
I just got around to watching this, and I have to say I think this console is a bit baffling.  Was it really any more powerful than the Neo Geo? I kind of feel like that niche market was already served by another console, then you add in the rise of 3D and it was doomed from the start (at least the Jag was serviceable at both).  It looks to have some great games though, I hope you get some more of them translated, Kidgamer.

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2015, 14:56:45 PM »
Yeah, I had one and sold it.  I really liked Zenki and had a few other games for it.  It's mostly an Otaku system that was capitalizing off of the FMV craze, in my opinion.  It seems to have some great hardware for both 2D and FMV, but never got to flex that muscle too much.  I loved the gamepads and hunted games for it, although they are very rare and expensive and hard to play if you don't read the language.  It's sad that they didn't keep this going longer as there was a HUGE library of Otaku titles from the FM Towns Marty that could have been ported..
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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2015, 22:10:27 PM »
I always thought it was weird why they didn't stick in Hucard BC.

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2015, 11:04:48 AM »
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Well,i'm not translating them XD,but i want the people to know that there's more games being translated
Sorry, I misread your post there.  I have to say, it's not surprising that so few of these have been translated.  I'm a Japanese speaker myself, and I spent about a year trying to work on a Saturn game before giving up, because I'm just not cut out for coding (plus I could have made so much progress on anime/manga in that time).  When you consider that there just aren't that many people who have both the coding knowledge and the Japanese proficiency to pull the text, then translate it, then patch the game, it's no wonder this console is so unknown due to the lack of translated games.

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Re: The NEC PC-FX
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2015, 11:19:30 AM »
You should try joining the forums over at http://www.romhacking.net. They are always crying out for people just capable of being able to read and translate Japanese text.  They do the coding so you wouldn't have to worry about that.  They usually get a text grab from each game then someone works their way through it all then they format and re-insert.

 

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