The game doesn't want you to like it. It starts off moments in with a turret sequence that is probably the second hardest part of the game, after the final fight. It's also has some tricky puzzles and loads of instant death moments from making wrong decisions or from not reacting fast enough.
That said, checkpoints are extremely frequent so you can learn from mistakes easily enough, so you only have to worry about the two parts I mention above.
Movement can also be a bit of a chore, but you kinda get used to it. It's basically D-like movement but with tank controls.
I beat the game this morning and I kinda enjoyed it. The story is pretty good for a 1994 game and the end is a neat twist. I also like the action sequences in the middle, and some of the later ones too. The adventure part is also pretty neat in parts, especially with some of the instant deaths.
It's not a classic, by any means, but it surprised me and I'm glad I own it. It's also pretty cheap too, so I'd even go as far as to recommend it.
Been playing Segata Sanshiro Shinkenyugi and Crimewave. Shinkenyugi is a mixed bag of stuff, but it does have some neat stuff. Very much a Saturn fanboy game rather than something actually good.
Crimewave is decent. A fun arcadey experience, although you have to get your eyes around how it moves. The camera can make you a little nauseous until you adjust to it. The game feels like a reverse GTA though, with you being the cops taking out the baddies.
With the remake of Resident Evil 2 coming out today (mine actually arrived yesterday - fantastic game so far) I've decided to go back and play through the whole series as I've only ever finished a couple of them.
I have very specific memories of playing this during the original release. I didn't have a Playstation at the time and was very envious of this game, eagerly awaiting the Saturn release for what felt like an eternity! My friend and I rented it shortly after release and my god did we find it difficult. We were under time pressure to finish up the game in a couple of days and really struggled, ultimately falling short before having to return it. But I have really fond memories of those couple of days and have always vowed to go back, but never played it again until now.
And yes, it is still very difficult! It's mainly the ammo scarcity I'm struggling with, but that is of course by design and makes the game just as tense today as it was back in 1997. Terrible voice acting aside, I'm really enjoying the atmosphere and puzzle solving. I may have to put it down for a while as I play through REmake 2, but I will definitely get back to it and finish it up this time!
Chancer as far as I know they are spot on ports.I'm loving the challenge but starting at the snes port as I find it a lot easier than ghouls and ghosts, and ghost and goblins. I'd say give it a go but it's hard to find a copy under £50.
When I was a kid, I didn't get my PS1 until late 98 or early 99 (Just had a Saturn from Xmas 96 until Spring 98, then got an N64)
One of the first games I rented was Resident Evil 2. It was one of the most amazing game experiences Id ever had and totally got me addicted to the survival horror genre.
I never went back to play RE1 until the DS version came out in 2006 but only played it for a couple hours.
I also never had the Sega Saturn version as a kid, but used to look at the review for it all the time in Game mags.
But finally so many years ago I finally gave RE1 a proper play through, the Saturn version and I loved it. It was one of the most satisfying start to finish Saturn experiences Ive ever had even going back to 97. Its such a good port that was done with the Saturns strengths and weaknesses in mind.
When I eventually caved and bought a PlayStation, probably mid 1998, one of the first games I bought for it was Resident Evil 2 and it was fantastic. One of the few games in the series I have seen through to completion.
xDerekRx - are you going to pick up the RE2 Remake? I'm a few hours into it and really enjoying it. The change to a more modern, action style control scheme actually works really well with the classic survival horror elements, and evoking a lot of memories from playing the original version.
I'm now really looking forward to playing through the PS1 version again and comparing - after I've finished RE1 on the Saturn that is!