History NeedsMoreLove / VideoGames

18th Apr '16 12:59:15 AM aye_amber
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* ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}'': A videogame so obscure, that hardly anyone in the world seems to have even heard of its existence. Granted it wasn't the best game in the world, it included nearly every classic platforming trick in the book for platformer fans. Although it was technically a complete game, it could have been better had more time for its development been allotted.
* ''VideoGame/HexyzForce'', a fantasy RPG made by [[Creator/StingEntertainment Sting Entertainment]], of Dept.Heaven fame. It has likeable characters with funny interactions, a pretty good story with some unexpected plot twists, and an awesome weapon-management system. It's also chock full of sidequests and the two scenarios allow for two almost completely different stories. It's not perfect, but a good game for those who like the classic RPG formula.
* It made a grim sort of sense at the time with their lack of publisher, but it's baffling that Square Enix is showing no their opus ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' due to its poor Japanese sales. It's gotten a cult following in Germany, but it has never been given a proper market in the US, and is sitting there fully translated in English, yearning for a Virtual Console release.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheDamned'', is a fun and funny ''Resident Evil 4''-ish horror fest. It was created by [[ShinjiMikami Shinji Mikami]], written by {{Suda51}}, and had music composed by [[AkiraYamaoka Akira Yamaoka]], three big named people in the gaming industry. It got great reviews, but unfortunately it [[AcclaimedFlop sold like crap]] due to its poor marketing and has sadly gone unnoticed. If you have the chance, buy it. It's short, but you'll have a [[IncrediblyLamePun Hell]] of a time playing it.
* The Wario series (aka VideoGame/WarioLand, VideoGame/WarioWare, VideoGame/WarioWorld and VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise). Best described as series of cult classics which somehow seems to lack the 'cult' aspect (they somehow don't have any forums about them, any blogs about them or any organised fandom at all on the internet), the series consists of a mix of extremely good 2D puzzle/combat platformers and mini game compilations filled with crazy humour and some real good music. It's just that somehow, they've both got stuck in phase 1/early phase 2 of the FandomLifeCycle trope and haven't managed to break out yet. And that Nintendo doesn't seem to like marketing any of the games. Definitely a couple of series that need more love (and arguably some semblance of a fanbase in general).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}:'' A videogame so obscure, that hardly anyone in the world seems to have even heard of its existence. Granted it wasn't the best game in the world, it included nearly every classic platforming trick in the book for platformer fans. Although it was technically a complete game, it could have been better had more time for its development been allotted.
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* ''VideoGame/HexyzForce'', ''VideoGame/HexyzForce,'' a fantasy RPG made by [[Creator/StingEntertainment Sting Entertainment]], Creator/StingEntertainment, of Dept.Heaven ''Dept.Heaven'' fame. It has likeable likable characters with funny interactions, a pretty good story with some unexpected plot twists, and an awesome weapon-management weapon management system. It's also chock full of sidequests and the two scenarios allow for two almost completely different stories. It's not perfect, but a good game for those who like the classic RPG formula.
* It made a grim sort of sense at the time with their lack of publisher, but it's baffling that Square Enix Creator/SquareEnix is not showing no their opus ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' due to its poor Japanese sales. It's gotten a cult following in Germany, UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, but it has never been given a proper market in the US, UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, and is sitting there fully translated in English, yearning for a Virtual Console UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole release.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheDamned'', ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheDamned,'' is a fun and funny ''Resident Evil 4''-ish 4'' ish horror fest. It was created by [[ShinjiMikami Shinji Mikami]], Creator/ShinjiMikami, written by {{Suda51}}, Creator/Suda51, and had music composed by [[AkiraYamaoka Akira Yamaoka]], Music/AkiraYamaoka, three big named people in the gaming industry. It got great reviews, but unfortunately it [[AcclaimedFlop sold like crap]] due to its poor marketing and has sadly gone unnoticed. If you have the chance, buy it. It's short, but you'll have a [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} Hell]] of a time playing it.
* The Wario series (aka (AKA VideoGame/WarioLand, VideoGame/WarioWare, VideoGame/WarioWorld VideoGame/WarioWorld, and VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise). Best described as a series of cult classics which somehow seems to lack the 'cult' "cult" aspect (they somehow don't have any forums about them, any blogs about them or any organised fandom at all on the internet), the series consists of a mix of extremely good 2D puzzle/combat puzzle / combat platformers and mini game compilations filled with crazy humour and some real good music. It's just that somehow, they've both got stuck in phase 1/early 1 / early phase 2 of the FandomLifeCycle trope and haven't managed to break out yet. And that Nintendo Creator/{{Nintendo}} doesn't seem to like marketing any of the games. Definitely a couple of series that need more love (and arguably some semblance of a fanbase in general).
17th Apr '16 12:22:26 PM AcePedro
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* ''Black'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 might be a bit of tech demo game and quite short, but it's also a load of fun to play. Lot's of explosions, gun porn and destructible environments makes for some memorable moments.

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* ''Black'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 might be a bit of tech demo game and quite short, but it's also a load of fun to play. Lot's of explosions, gun porn and destructible environments makes for some memorable moments.moments, not to mention [[NintendoHard a difficulty level rarely seen in FPSs.]]
28th Mar '16 8:01:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''SakuraTaisen'' finally gets an American release more than a decade after the first game was released, and if anyone outside of the internet cares, they're doing a good job hiding themselves.

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* ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', a pioneer of DatingSim-type [=RPGs=] (it was basically ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' a decade before the actual ''Persona 3'' existed, but with ''mecha''), finally gets got [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove an American release release]] more than a decade after the first game was released, and if anyone outside of released... which ended up revealing that the internet cares, they're doing a good job hiding themselves.series will probably never regain its former CashCowFranchise status. At least it's still respected enough to be represented on ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''[='s=] roster...



* ''LittleKingsStory'' seems really underrated. It has fun ''{{Pikmin}}''-style gameplay, bright and colorful graphics and a very catchy PublicDomainSoundtrack.

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* ''LittleKingsStory'' ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'' seems really underrated. It has fun ''{{Pikmin}}''-style gameplay, bright and colorful graphics and a very catchy PublicDomainSoundtrack.
27th Mar '16 6:10:48 AM MetalAiAi
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's about rolling monkeys in plastic balls around obstacle courses,]] but it's NintendoHard difficulty, fun minigames, SceneryPorn, [[AwesomeMusic epic soundtrack,]] and cute characters are sadly ignored, and eventually got the series overshadowed by [[SonicTheHedgehog THAT BLASTED HEDGEHOG!]]

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's about rolling monkeys in plastic balls around obstacle courses,]] but it's NintendoHard difficulty, fun minigames, SceneryPorn, [[AwesomeMusic [[AwesomeMusic/SuperMonkeyBall epic soundtrack,]] and cute characters are sadly ignored, and eventually got the series overshadowed by [[SonicTheHedgehog THAT BLASTED HEDGEHOG!]]
3rd Mar '16 12:49:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''RiseOfNations'' and ''RiseOfLegends''. Let me see you have a four way battle involving death spheres, giant tanks, huge dragons, and one very massive cannon, on your games.

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* ''RiseOfNations'' ''VideoGame/RiseOfNations'' and ''RiseOfLegends''.''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends''. Let me see you have a four way battle involving death spheres, giant tanks, huge dragons, and one very massive cannon, on your games.



* The Sega CD's library has its fair share of hidden gems, but none shine brighter than ''PopfulMail'', a NintendoHard adventure platformer which also had some of the best voice acting of '''''ANY''''' game released for it's time. [[SuperlativeDubbing Dubbed voice acting]], at that! It's a damn shame that it came out so late in the Sega CD's life, after it had been established that the system was a gimmicky add-on to the Genesis, because this game truly did make the best use out of the power of CD-based media (even if said power was throttled by the Genesis).

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* The Sega CD's library has its fair share of hidden gems, but none shine brighter than ''PopfulMail'', ''VideoGame/PopfulMail'', a NintendoHard adventure platformer which also had some of the best voice acting of '''''ANY''''' game released for it's time. [[SuperlativeDubbing Dubbed voice acting]], at that! It's a damn shame that it came out so late in the Sega CD's life, after it had been established that the system was a gimmicky add-on to the Genesis, because this game truly did make the best use out of the power of CD-based media (even if said power was throttled by the Genesis).



* ''{{Elebits}}'', a game where you shoot Pikmin-like creatures to generate electricity. Somehow, it's incredibly awesome.

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* ''{{Elebits}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Elebits}}'', a game where you shoot Pikmin-like creatures to generate electricity. Somehow, it's incredibly awesome.



* ''RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure''. As the title implies, it's a musical RPG. It also happens to take place in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''-universe, although it doesn't deal with it at all. There's also a refreshing bit of optimism and sweetness that is sadly all-too uncommon in [=RPGs=] these days.

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* ''RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure''.''VideoGame/RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure''. As the title implies, it's a musical RPG. It also happens to take place in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''-universe, although it doesn't deal with it at all. There's also a refreshing bit of optimism and sweetness that is sadly all-too uncommon in [=RPGs=] these days.



* ''{{Gearheads}}'': A very obscure LighterAndSofter version of VideoGame/{{Archon}}. Two players with a collection of wind-up toys must send as many of those toys to the other side of the screen as possible. Each toy works differently: one serves as a tank to block other toys, a toy chicken hatches windup chicks, and yet another "scares" toys, flipping them around and basically converting them over to your side. There's 12 toys, but players can only use 3 types per game. Making things more challenging is that toys that are too slow eventually slow down and stop moving. This game is so obscure that the only the Mac version can be found online. You can download it [[http://macintoshgarden.org/games/gearheads here.]]

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* ''{{Gearheads}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Gearheads}}'': A very obscure LighterAndSofter version of VideoGame/{{Archon}}. Two players with a collection of wind-up toys must send as many of those toys to the other side of the screen as possible. Each toy works differently: one serves as a tank to block other toys, a toy chicken hatches windup chicks, and yet another "scares" toys, flipping them around and basically converting them over to your side. There's 12 toys, but players can only use 3 types per game. Making things more challenging is that toys that are too slow eventually slow down and stop moving. This game is so obscure that the only the Mac version can be found online. You can download it [[http://macintoshgarden.org/games/gearheads here.]]
8th Feb '16 1:57:17 PM StFan
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* ''VideoGame/DangunFeveron'', a [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco disco]]-themed VerticalScrollingShooter by Creator/{{CAVE}}, with [[GenreThrowback the art style and attack patterns of]] Creator/{{Toaplan}} games and extensive ways to customize your ship at the start of the game. Sadly [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes with no consumer ports]], and overshadowed by CAVE's later works. [[LargeHamAnnouncer "HEAVEN IS HERE]] [[BossWarningSiren INSIDE MY SOUL!"]]

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* ''VideoGame/DangunFeveron'', a [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco [[GratuitousDiscoSequence disco]]-themed VerticalScrollingShooter by Creator/{{CAVE}}, with [[GenreThrowback the art style and attack patterns of]] Creator/{{Toaplan}} games and extensive ways to customize your ship at the start of the game. Sadly [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes with no consumer ports]], and overshadowed by CAVE's later works. [[LargeHamAnnouncer "HEAVEN IS HERE]] [[BossWarningSiren INSIDE MY SOUL!"]]
6th Feb '16 10:00:53 AM martod
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* ''VideoGame/Whiplash'' is a PS2 platformer essentially about going around various parts of an enormous office complex and smashing everything you can with an indestructible rabbit on a chain. Aside from the fun of going around breaking things, the game is a nicely snarky, absurdist sense of humor, with immensely quotable dialogue. The game would have been a FountainOfMemes if it was more popular.

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* ''VideoGame/Whiplash'' ''VideoGame/{{Whiplash}}'' is a PS2 platformer essentially about going around various parts of an enormous office complex and smashing everything you can with an indestructible rabbit on a chain. Aside from the fun of going around breaking things, the game is a nicely snarky, absurdist sense of humor, with immensely quotable dialogue. The game would have been a FountainOfMemes if it was more popular.
6th Feb '16 9:58:55 AM martod
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* ''VideoGame/Whiplash'' is a PS2 platformer essentially about going around various parts of an enormous office complex and smashing everything you can with an indestructible rabbit on a chain. Aside from the fun of going around breaking things, the game is a nicely snarky, absurdist sense of humor, with immensely quotable dialogue. The game would have been a FountainOfMemes if it was more popular.
28th Jan '16 11:51:23 PM Adept
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* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson'' and ''VideoGame/JoyMechFight'', games for the NES/Famicom. ''Little Samson'' is an [[GeniusProgramming hardware-pushing]] VideoGame/MegaMan clone with ''four'' distinct playable characters you switch between on the fly; and ''Joy Mech Fight'' is a FightingGame for an 8-bit system, and a well-designed one at that (as opposed to, say, ''VideoGame/KartFighter''), where all the characters have RaymanianLimbs. It also allows you to [[MegaManning Mega Man]] ''entire playable characters''. They were largely ignored due to both releasing after the SNES had already hit the market, and in ''Joy Mech Fight'''s case, being [[NoExportForYou Famicom-exclusive]].

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* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson'' and ''VideoGame/JoyMechFight'', games for the NES/Famicom. ''Little Samson'' is an [[GeniusProgramming hardware-pushing]] VideoGame/MegaMan clone with ''four'' distinct playable characters you switch between on the fly; and ''Joy Mech Fight'' is a FightingGame for an 8-bit system, and a well-designed one at that (as opposed to, say, ''VideoGame/KartFighter''), where all the characters have RaymanianLimbs.FloatingLimbs. It also allows you to [[MegaManning Mega Man]] ''entire playable characters''. They were largely ignored due to both releasing after the SNES had already hit the market, and in ''Joy Mech Fight'''s case, being [[NoExportForYou Famicom-exclusive]].
21st Jan '16 4:40:55 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/DangunFeveron'', a [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco disco]]-themed VerticalScrollingShooter by Creator/{{CAVE}}, with [[GenreThrowback the art style and attack patterns of]] Creator/{{Toaplan}} games and extensive ways to customize your ship at the start of the game. Sadly with no consumer ports, and overshadowed by CAVE's later works. [[LargeHamAnnouncer "HEAVEN IS HERE]] [[BossWarningSiren INSIDE MY SOUL!"]]

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* ''VideoGame/DangunFeveron'', a [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco disco]]-themed VerticalScrollingShooter by Creator/{{CAVE}}, with [[GenreThrowback the art style and attack patterns of]] Creator/{{Toaplan}} games and extensive ways to customize your ship at the start of the game. Sadly [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes with no consumer ports, ports]], and overshadowed by CAVE's later works. [[LargeHamAnnouncer "HEAVEN IS HERE]] [[BossWarningSiren INSIDE MY SOUL!"]]
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