What made you buy a certain system?

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When I heard my brother was getting a PS2 with THPS3, I got him CVS2 and a second pad.

And I've never really played the Soul Reaver games properly. I've just bought them for my brother and watched him play them. They didn't seem bad at all. 8-)
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Tony Hawk's 3 was ace. CVS2 was about all my bro and I played on the DC for a long while - It's still one of my favourites.

I really couldn't get in to Soul Reaver. The characters and atmosphere were all wrong i.e. ****. Raziel was a rubbish main character and I couldn't really see past that. I played it to near completion but never enjoyed it.
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Fun stuff! This is actually in chronological order. :geek:

Atari 2600: Pitfall | River Raid
Master System: Double Dragon | Vigilante | Shinobi
Game Gear: GG Shinobi | Ninja Gaiden
Nintendo: Contra | Life Force | Ninja Gaiden
Super Nintendo: Street Fighter II | Super Mario World | Final Fight
Mega Drive: Strider | Kid Chameleon | Shadow Dancer
Mega CD: Lunar | Popful Mail | Snatcher
Playstation: Gunners Heaven | Street Fighter Zero | Arc the Lad
Saturn: King of Fighters 96 | Sengoku Blade | X-Men COTA
Dreamcast: Street Fighter III | Eldorado Gate | Skies of Arcadia

The others... I don't really remember. :oops:
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This is also in Chronological order (of getting them, that is)!

Megadrive: Strider, Ghoul's n' Ghosts, Truxton and Sonic The Hedgehog. Also had to get the arcade stick, as all I ever wanted was to play the arcade games at home.

PS2 (chipped): For the CAVE ports mainly. Then got all other arcade ports that were decent and installed everything on a hard drive.

XBox 360: For the CAVE ports mainly. Then got all other arcade ports that were decent.

Dreamcast: For the arcade ports.

Playstation: For the arcade ports.

SNES: Because mine has JAMMA. Haven't actually tried it yet, but got a boxed Super Aleste that I got from sven666 for when I actually get it put in a cabinet.
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I bought the following to specifically play the following:

Nuon: Tempest 3000
CD32: Chaos Engine / Speedball 2
Mega Drive: Musha Aleste (plus lots of other stuff)
Super 32X: Star Wars Arcade / Virtua Racing Deluxe
Swancrystal: Judgement Silversword
PS Vita: TxK
PC Engine: Star Soldier series
Super Famicom: R-Type III
N64: Wave Race 64 (Shindou Edition)

I've bought plenty of other systems, but not to play any specific games.
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TBH as a boy I probably got most of the consoles because I was genuinely excited at the prospect of playing a new/ next gen system. We had an import shop about a 40 min bike ride/ 10 mins by car if I could persuade mum to drive me there. It was called I.C.E in a little place called Goldthorpe, don't know if anyone else used to frequent it. They charged IIRC £3 to exchange one game for another + the difference in value. That's mainly why I had import consoles/ games and I could exchange games every week or two for my pocket money.

SFC: Super Mario World, probably my all time fave game, but there were loads of early top titles that I couldn't wait to be released
Mega Drive: Golden Axe was my first game but the anticipation of G&G, Strider etc etc was very exciting
Mega CD: I was very late to the party, and what a **** party the Mega CD was, but yeah I got one years later from a car boot sale for Final Fight which is just :awe: as well as a handful of other great titles
PCE: I don't remember exactly, but it was seeing stuff like Splatterhouse, Atomic robokid, R-type etc that made me get one
360: GTA IV I loved San An, but sadly IV turned out to be mince :(
3DS: Pilotwings short but fun. I'd waited since the N64 days for the next instalment so couldn't wait to get my mits on it

I don't recall what games first made me want to buy the other consoles, but if it's Nintendo then for me Mario will have had something to do with it.
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Always makes me laugh, even now, when people say that Sonic games ever came close to being as great as Mario games. Super Mario World vs Sonic 2? SMW every time. :lol:
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Paulie wrote:TBH as a boy I probably got most of the consoles because I was genuinely excited at the prospect of playing a new/ next gen system.
So true.

I just realized how much I have changed. :(
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Good thread. :awe:

In approximate order of acquisition and to the best of my memory:

NES: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3.
Game Boy: Tetris.
SNES: Super Mario World.
Amiga: Pinball Fantasies, Lemmings, Gods, Moonstone.
PlayStation: Tekken, Crash Bandicoot, Wipeout, F1, Die Hard Trilogy, Final Fantasy series.
Xbox: Halo.
Game Boy Advance: Mario Kart Super Circuit.
PlayStation 2: Kingdom Hearts.
Dreamcast: Ikaruga, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.
Sega Saturn: *shrug*
Nintendo DS: Yoshi Touch & Go, Super Mario 64 DS.
GameCube: *shrug*
Xbox 360: Project Gotham Racing 3, the promise of Halo 3.
Wii: Rayman Raving Rabbids.
PS3: LittleBig Planet, Wipeout HD/Fury.
PSP: Wipeout Pulse, Wipeout Pure.
Nintendo 3DS: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Super Monkey Ball 3D, Tetris.
PS Vita: Wipeout 2048, Jak & Daxter Collection.
Xbox One: Forza 5, Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Wii U:Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Bros. U, Super Luigi U.


lol multiple edits while I add consoles that I forgot to put in the list. :palm:
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TadCool wrote:
I just realized how much I have changed. :(
Same here (although not just), have pretty much every console from 2600 onwards but something changed for me last gen. It took me ages before I got a 360, still don't own a PS3, vita only lasted a month or two and I've zero interest in the PS4 & Xbox one. I have a 3DS which I like a lot and there's enough stuff I now want to play on the WiiU to warrant a purchase, but if it weren't for Nintendo I think console gaming would have died a quite death for me.
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Also more or less in chronological order and with some weird reasons :oops:

Game Boy: Birthday present
NES: Wanted a system to play on a television
Mega Drive: 16-Bit and Sonic
SNES: SMW, F-Zero
32X: Virtua Racing Deluxe
Neo Geo CD: NG games for a low price, Samurai Shodown II
Playstation: Wipeout, Ridge Racer
N64: Mario 64
Saturn: got a cheap used console bundle with a lot of games
NG Pocket: Won it in a Tekken 3 tournament 8-)
Dreamcast: New Sega console
Neo Geo AES: got it dirty cheap and got my favorites at that time (FF3, Kabuki Klash)
PS2: Cheap bundle with a cell phone, VF4
Xbox: DOA3 and Sega games (JSRF, PDO etc.)
Gamecube: Wave Race: Blue Storm
PCE: bought it late, therefore I had to catch up the classics
Xbox 360: DOA4
PS3: BlazBlue CS (wanted to play it online, 360 version was region locked, no players online in Europe)
N 3DS: Senran Kagura
PS Vita: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
PSP: Nichijou Limited Edition
MDCD: Just the design of the MDCD1 model
Nintendo Wii U: Super Mario 3D World, Bayonetta 2 and Wii backward compatibility
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Doom64 was alright, it was the N64 that was the problem.

The silly thing about me slagging off the PS2 launch now, it's the last console I would get rid of. I still have my launch day machine and it still works fine.
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Anyway, on topic let me think of reasons why I bought certain things. I was born in 1990 though so I missed a lot of this stuff at launch. Hell, I was 9 years old when my recently acquired Japanese launch PS2 (SCPH-10000) was manufactured, a mere 6 months after I initially obtained my PlayStation for my 9th Birthday. :problem:

Game Boy Advance: To see my B/W Pokémon (had a Pocket previously) in colour and the prospect of a GBA Pokémon game.
DS: DS Pokémon game.
3DS: 3DS Pokémon game.
GameCube: Zelda Wind Waker
Wii U: Bayonetta 2 (please see a release) and I guess The Wonderful 101
Nintendo 64: Ocarina of Time and Pokémon Stadium
PlayStation 2: Devil May Cry and Gran Turismo 3
Xbox 360: Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2 :awe:
PlayStation 3: Metal Gear Solid 4
Mega Drive: Streets of Rage 2
SNES: Super Mario World
PlayStation: Gran Turismo
Sega Saturn: Sega Rally Championship
Dreamcast: Crazy Taxi
PC Engine: Soldier Blade
Xbox: Fable
Vita: Persona 4 Golden
PSP: CFW possibilities :awe:
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How was that not on topic? :problem:
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I wasn't accusing you of not being on topic, was referring to my previous post which kinda was on topic but it didn't specifically address the topic.
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Bayonetta 2 is the only thing that will make me buy a Wii U too. I'll probably sell it again after.
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I'm thinking the same quite honestly.

Can't really be bothered with TW101 considering it's only after you complete it that the game starts getting good - apparently.
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meijin wrote:Xbox 360: DOA4
I suspect that this might have been my first 360 game, along with the rubbish DoA4 stick.
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