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Different Versions of the Same Game

Postby Velvet Crowe » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:50 am

One of the pet peeves I have with adding games onto Criticker is that the mods seem to take issue with me separating handheld versions of the exact same title, even if they're completely different games. I've just put out Tarzan on the GBC to be added to the site, but I get the sense it's going to get denied because it's the same tie in title as the PS1 version.

We should honestly allow and make different entries for handheld titles in circumstances like this. You legit can't drop a review for both the console and handheld versions of a game even if they're literally completely different games. I find that pretty lame.

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Re: Different Versions of the Same Game

Postby Zaltys » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:02 pm

Splitting the entries would make sense for some of the older games. Because of the system limitations, some ports were... completely different. One example that springs to mind is Dragonflight: MS-DOS version is a 3D flight sim, the SNES version is a overhead shoot-em-up.

Console ports of games such as Ultima 6 were also quite different from the original.

(By the way, off-topic, but I had no idea that Criticker had a game section. It doesn't seem very visible. I only just found it because I Googled for something like 'game recommendations similar sites criticker'.)

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Re: Different Versions of the Same Game

Postby MTR » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:24 am

Compare Super Robin Hood on ZX Spectrum which is the one available to rate on Criticker

to Super Robin Hood from NES

Sorry, but those are two completely different games, it's not only the graphics and sounds that's completely different, the levels are different...

I want to rate Super Robin Hood (NES) and give it decently high rating, but how can I do this if the only game titled Super Robin Hood available to rate is some ZX Spectrum super retro thing I've never played?

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Re: Different Versions of the Same Game

Postby howabe » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:41 am

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