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CTN wrote:If there is a game designd especially for a handheld system like Boktai or Mario vs. Donkey Kong then there is no other way to play this game properly.
On the handheld the game has the right resolution, the right button layout etc.
Games can only feel natural on the hardware they were intended to run in the first place.
Handhelds have their justification when they get original software.
VBut hey, since it seems to be THE platform for new 2D stuff going forward, I've got no choice but support it.
Recap wrote:That's the other part of "the fallacy". If you keep on supporting handhelds, you're telling the devs you're happy with it and don't need their games on a TV system.
icycalm wrote:But to say that there are no differences in the playing experience between a current cellphone and a DS is another thing altogether.
Were you ever young enough to be a kid and want fun on the go? When you're on a trip or late at night where you can't watch any more TV, what kid wouldn't want a handheld?
Recap wrote:Any "original software" for a handheld you can think of could be much better on a TV system. That's a fact which leaves no room at all to be questioned. Hence the drama.
That's the other part of "the fallacy". If you keep on supporting handhelds, you're telling the devs you're happy with it and don't need their games on a TV system.
icycalm wrote:Myself, I plan to review a bunch of PSP shmup collections and give them shitty scores, explaining in the reviews that those games are practically unplayable with the PSP's d-pad.
So what you're saying is that if a handheld would be wired up to a TV and a joystick would be attached to it, it would magically make all the games "much better"?
icycalm wrote:Not better. Simply playable. And then not all games -- only the ones who were designed to be played with a stick on a large screen. The rest of the games would remain essentially unaffected by this change.
Now I suggest we try and keep this thread on-topic.
Recap wrote:So now the USELESS random people with poor internet obsessions and who systematically miss the point get baffled. Oh the irony.
Recap wrote:The handheld falacy, Japan vs the West, the incapabilities of 3D graphics, the scanlines/true-low-res thing, the RGB signal, arcade sticks vs joypads, the truth behind emulation... If I had published a book on these subjects like ten years ago maybe I'd be richer now.
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