playing on old school tvs

#1 Edited by yellownumber5 (365 posts) -

In my situation, I have been temporarily left without an HD television. I have found an old tube tv in the attic, and have immediately decided to plug my PS3 into it and download Retro City Rampage. I am pleased to report that the game feels natural within this format. I have even chosen to play this game without plugging it into my sound system, and instead just using the speakers off of the tv. There is one thing that should be taken notice. The sprites in this game are tiny compared to what its implied legacy represent. There is a lot of dot crawl and rainbowing effects, but these artifacts were commonplace before the invention of the LCD tv. Do not be mistaken at all that this game could have ever been released in the late 80's/early 90's, but still, playing from an old school set, it feels almost too appropriate. If someone has an old tv lying around, especially if you have an old composite to RF converter, I would try and load up this game. It is apparent that enough care was put into it to make it playable on even the most nostalgic of sets.

#2 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

There's no point if the game has an amazing Bit.trip TV skin.

#3 Posted by yellownumber5 (365 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver: That is the sacrifice, that there are no skins on SD. It does however give it more "authenticity" when on SD without the effect of skins.

#4 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@yellownumber5 said:

@BestUsernameEver: That is the sacrifice, that there are no skins on SD. It does however give it more "authenticity" when on SD without the effect of skins.

Oh wow, that's pretty strange. Honestly, for what the game is going for, playing on a really old TV would really bump up the experience.

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