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Post 000 - An Introduction

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Welcome to what I hope is the first of many entries in The Gaming Notebook. In this blog, I will share my thoughts and impressions on various games. The point of this exercise is to reacquaint myself with some of the lesser played titles in my collection.

 

The main focus of this blog will be Jaguar gaming. I have been playing Jaguar since late 1994 and have a complete retail collection, the majority of post-JTS releases and many homebrews. At last count, this equates to 82 Jaguar games! That said, from time to time I might throw in a non-Jaguar title.

 

A few notes:

 

1) I will not be playing the games in chronological order. Instead, games will be selected randomly using Excel.

 

2) I will play each game featured for at least two hours. I feel that this is sufficient to get a good impression of the game. I have no doubt that I'll play some of these for much longer.

 

3) I don't intend to get into the minutiae of a game's history, development and contemporary reviews. Other platforms do a fantastic job at that. This is just my personal take on these games from a player's perspective.

 

4) Feel free to comment and share your own gameplay impressions. I only ask that you've actually played the game on real hardware.

 

That's all for now. I hope that you check in from time to time!

 

The first game to be featured will be: Bubsy In Fractured Furry Tales

 

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Looking forward to what you write.  Been a Jaguar fan since it was released.  It is an awesome console with some of the most interesting games ever created.  Not all are the best but each game on the Jaguar were in that transition era in gaming.  Jaguar games were the first to attempt hardware-able 3-D graphics.  I have to admit that while I loved the Jaguar, and this includes other consoles as well, games being made at that time seemed mediocre sometimes.  There were good games but there were also the bad ones.

 

Bubsy on the Jaguar I found very entertaining and difficult.  A must-have for the Jaguar in my opinion so I look forward to read what you have to say about it.

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I'm honestly excited that you've decided to create a blog. I know it'll be great and I'm excited to see where this goes.

 

Grunge.com posted this awful post on Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales, they don't seem to think too highly of the Jaguar: http://www.grunge.com/14463/failed-attempts-to-make-video-game-mascots-as-iconic-as-mario/s/bubsy/

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The Jaguar requires a special breed of gamers because it is a different animal in the video game world.  It was the first at attempting to bring hardware-supported 3-D gaming in a game console to the public.  No PC required.

 

Truthfully, Bubsy was not a bad game.  It is one of the toughest games I've come across but it's not bad and definitely not as bad as Grunge claims it is.  The Jaguar never was seen for what it was but more for what it had.  It made promises that simply were not kept.  It never got the chance it desperately deserved.   

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