By CaptainFish 6 Comments
Apparently you can now buy Sega classic games on Steam. They've basically decided to offer a select pack of choice Genesis games. Games that are great like Comix Zone and Vectorman, and games that are not like Sonic 3D Blast. Let me repeat myself. In a pack of 11 games the Sonic game they decided to include was Sonic 3D Blast. And what's more, it's the most expensive game on the list, costing 5 dollars while every other item is only 3. I'm so baffled. I mean, as a Genesis game it's not the worst, but it's definitely the worst sonic on the console. I would appreciate Spinball and Bean Machine more, at least for their replayability.
Anyway, the games are being sold for a decent price of 3 dollars a pop without any graphical improvement it seems, which I am down with. Filtering pixel art always makes it look shitty, either redo the graphics à la Cave Story or leave it in the original form. Earthworm Jim HD comes to mind as an example of how to do right by your old stuff. I'm not sure if I'll be buying it, but it's definitely cheaper than the Virtual Console alternative, and less morally ambiguous than emulation. I might decide to check them out... ahem, elsewhere first, because some of the games I've never even heard of before.
Update: Hey I bought Space Harrier and thought I'd post some more info. The game has a choice of resolutions and aspect ratios, I have a 4:3 so I can't test what the widescreen option looks like. It also has 4 filter options from none to enhanced. There are no inter multiplayer options, so I'm assuming you're just left to one or two player local support, with gamepad choice and full button mapping. I don't think I'll be buying anymore of these games, but hey at least you get to see the filter run down. (From Left to Right: Game Interface, No Filter, Linear Filter, TV Filter, Enhanced Filter)