Reviews and Problems with Sega Mega Drive: Ultimate Collection
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Nice but not the best selection of Genesis games
12 July 2010
Summary: Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is good for Genesis lovers who want a quick and simple reminder of their days, but on closer inspection, it seems Sega did not pay attention to the actual content. While the presentation is nice on the PS3 with button configs, HD scaled-up graphics, and extra content like manuals and interviews; what really matters, the emulation, is not polished enough. From all the reviews I read, everyone indicated that the emulation was perfect.
Summary: If you're of a certain generation who grew up playing the mega drive you might be tempted with this compilation game. However outside of the classics, Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 1 & 2, Shinobi 3 and Golden Axe there's not much to speak about. The rest are perhaps a little too unknown to me. I picked this up cheap as I thought the other games may have been hidden gems, but sadly that's not the case.
Summary: I did not own a Megadrive, but knew and was a big fan of several of the games and decided to give it a shot. At first, it is fun to start Golden Axe or Columns, all those arcade memories come into to mind... ah, those were the days... but after a short while you realize that those feelings are just ephemeral and this kind of game just don't cut it anymore.
Summary: Was really excited about recieving this game as was a massive gamer on the sega when I was younger. Unfortunately there was no street fighter. There were a few good games. Good to reminisce, but felt it was just a bit disappointing.
Excerpt: When I first saw this game(s), I thought great some birght spark has had the great idea of putting all my favourite sega games in one big bundle ! Great thought and it was only about £20 to buy at the time , which was a bonus. For a very reasonable price you get 40 gaming classics. Actually I would call around 15 of them as classics, the others are what can only be described as 'filler'.
Summary: cool but short walk down memory lane. while the disc will make you smile as you are reminded of the games from long ago, you'll soon leave them behind for the modern graphics your PS3 is capable of utilising. i suspect that only the very occasional gamer will find this appealing after the first hour, as it does allow you to play a large number of games. all in all, probably worth the price ... just.
Conclusion: ...But only in a few games. Buying this to 'relive' your childhood unfortunately won't work, as some/most games have lost thier sparkle that had when they first came out and others you probably don't even recognise. The collection in it seems ok at first, but most of them you won't ever get round to playing before you realise some retro games are better off where they belong.