Last Hope anyone?

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Will you buy Last Hope?

Yes, all three versions because I can piss money.
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Yes, but only two versions. (Doesn't matter which.)
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Yes, the Neo Geo AES version.
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Yes, the Neo Geo CD version.
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Yes, the Dreamcast version.
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No, I'm not interested in it at all.
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Why do you sound like you're just plugging the game?
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Last Hope anyone?

Post by Grimlock » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:28 pm

Well, it's very likely that this has been discussed before, but I didn't read about it. So, I was wondering if anything here knew anything about the upcoming game, Last Hope?
For those of you who don't know, Last Hope is a new game being made for Neo Geo (AES), Neo Geo CD, and our beloved Dreamcast.
The Neo Geo (AES) release is set for July 10th, 2006 at 550 EU, (like $692), and only 60 copies are being made.
The Neo Geo CD release is set for the fall (quarter 3) and the Dreamcast release is set for winter (quarter 4).
So, does anyone have anything they want to say about this game? I know I'll be buying the Dreamcast version :D.
More information on the game can be found here: http://www.ngdevteam.com/buy.htm
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Post by Sultan of Saturn » Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:09 am

It would be nice if they had a playable demo for those willing to preorder...it just makes good business sense. If anything, I will pick up the Dreamcast version. However, there are still a few imports that I need to pick up before this one...Under Defeat, Radilgy, etc.
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Post by Cid Highwind » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:15 am

It would be nice for collection purposes, but I'm not that much of a shooter fan. If I'd buy a shooter I think I'd spend the money on Ikaruga or Border Down first.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:46 am

I second the request for a playable DC/NeoGeo demo version.

Anyway, I'll definitly buy the Dreamcast version! :kiss)
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Post by Grimlock » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:03 pm

You have to wonder if the Dreamcast version is just the Neo Geo CD version but running the Neo Geo CD emulator at the same time...
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Post by Juan » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:34 pm

That'd be lame and prolly cost them potential sales (unless they get permission to use the code from the authors or something).
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:38 pm

Grimlock wrote:You have to wonder if the Dreamcast version is just the Neo Geo CD version but running the Neo Geo CD emulator at the same time...
:lol:

That was actually an idea I had a couple years back, arguing for a GBA emulator for DC. Before GPF ported one, there was a lot of debate over whether there should be a GBA emulator for DC. I argued Yes, on the grounds that it could bring the two (both very large, at the time) indy development scenes together...and furthermore, it would give GBA authors a way of showcasing (and even releasing) their games on other platforms without having to learn to code for an entirely new system.

Nothing really came of it all, though. The GBA emu is highly unfinished, and by the time it was visible, GBA coding was already falling off in favor of DS and PSP...and the Dreamcast scene had pretty much settled into its current "small but faithful" groove.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:52 am

I don't really see what's so funny about this ? Neo4All runs full speed with full sound. Next release(s) (of FAZE) will make it go commercial quality....

A real problem for using Neo4All is the NeoGeo CD BIOS. You can't distribute it with the game - you'd need a special permission to do so.

However: I'd be happy with one of the both, but of course I'd prefer a real native Dreamcast version.
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Post by Grimlock » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:18 pm

Yeah, but you have to wonder if they're going to care about special permission and just do it anyway.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:22 pm

I highly doubt that. They created a game from scratch - why should they go down the fast route and make it become an illegal piece of software?

...instead of just using KOS and avoid all copyright issues. ;)
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Post by Mr. Jones » Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:07 pm

Well, the AES version cost is outrageous. It was the version that I wanted to buy. I don't have a NeoCD, so I'd go after the DC version. It looks like its from the same folks who made Pulstar, which is pretty cool.

However, that means that it would be running in a lower fixed resolution, than a native Dreamcast game like Under Defeat or Ikaruga. Games like Gunbird 2 or Mark of the Wolves look a little pixelated running on DC hardware.

But if the game is fun, I'll support it. Homebrew developers rock.
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Post by Nick » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:16 am

There's no way I'd ever pay $50 for this when I can buy a new release for PS2 or Xbox 360 for a similar amount. The screenshots look decent, but there's just no way in hell I'd ever drop that amount on a home brew game.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:44 pm

Well, I would since I prefer classic bitmap games over any new average PS2/xBox360 game at any time. Also:
Mr. Jones wrote:Homebrew developers rock.

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Post by Nico0020 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:11 pm

ill pick it up. i love shooters anyways. though i agree that it would need a demo at least.
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Post by Morphv2 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:29 pm

Grimlock wrote:Will you buy Last Hope?
-- Yes, all three versions because I can piss money.
I laughed so hard my eye came out .(
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Post by Grimlock » Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:06 am

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Post by RMD » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:37 pm

Absolutly cant wait and i hope this does really well as I hope for many new and awesome projects from this company.
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Post by X525 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:49 pm

Stormwatch wrote:Pre-orders now open. $39.99

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pretty cool.. gonna have to think about this one :D
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