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Lightgun Games

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by PiKe, 22 Jan 2006.

  1. PiKe

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    Why are these no longer popular? I fondly remember duck hunt on the NES and Virtua Cop at the arcade, are there any lightgun's/lightgun titles in development for the next gen consoles?
     
  2. Baine

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    Not really to be honest although light guns games were fun it wasnt to long before they became very tired and liner

    Point Blank was the best light gun game
     
  3. Scythe

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    yep they are boring and linear imo.
     
  4. Kainz

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    I'd guess the gun would cost quite a bit to manufacture and since the games weren't exactly involving, the whole genre for them died out pretty sharpish.
     
  5. Bonjour

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    Virtua Cop 1/2 on the Saturn were both pretty cool.
     
  6. JaFFa

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    Hmm let me think..... any next gen games that use light guns....

    Well there's that entire console based around them!

    :p
     
  7. PiKe

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    lol oh yeah :o
     
  8. jklc

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    They should leave them in arcades where its fun with a quick game or two. Capcom tried to use lightguns in the Resident Evil Gun Survivor games on PS2 but they don't play too well. A shame since a lightgun game without being 'on the rails' could've been pretty good. I hope they pull something off on the Revolution :D

    Lightguns don't work on LCD/plasma screens do they? I don't see any next gen games unless they change the tech or something.
     
  9. Whoop

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    amazing games which I still play :D

    House of the Dead - Sega saturn
    Virtua Cop 1/2 - Sega Saturn

    Sheer pants games I don't play

    House of the Dead 2 - Sega Dreamcast - OMG what did they do to the lightgun to make it so unresponsive and inaccurate :(

    Other than that I have a PSOne with Point Blank 1/2 and is it Time Crisis 1/2 ?? But they aren't as much fun as the Saturn. The Saturn arcade style gun just oozes class.


    Whoop

    NB - Also played House of The Dead 3 on Xbox, meh didn't like the guns.
     
  10. Smit

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    Still play House Of The Dead 2 on the Dreamcast sometimes.

    LightGun games are suited more to arcades IMO... there's a decent one in a few arcades just now, not sure of the name but I think you are a a member of SWAT or something and you burst into a mansion type place in the first level
     
  11. Mud

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    That sounds like Ghost Squad, I've pumped a couple of quid into that one.
     
  12. manc

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    They dont work with plasma/lcd :(

    Its a shame because i loved HOTD2 on dreamcast.
     
  13. TheMagicPirate

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    I thought they did. Arent most of the games in arcades on Plasma screens?
     
  14. ~Divine~Wind~

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    Theres a fair few games everyone knows and loves and then the other games that tried to jump on the bandwagon ;) RE survivor pants

    PS1
    Time Crisis
    Time Crisis Project Titan
    Point Blank (aka gunbarl)
    Point Blank 2 (aka gunbarl 2)
    Point Blank 3 (aka gunbarl 3)
    Elemental Gearbolt

    PS2:

    Time Crisis 2
    Time Crisis 3
    Ninja Assault
    Vampire Nights

    All great games and defo worth playing :)
    The gun is gonna cost you next to nothing anyway I got my Vampire Nights and Ninja assault sets (game with gun) for about £18 each

    I think its LCD/Plasma/Rear projection they dont work on.
     
  15. Smit

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    Depends on the type of gun on whether it will work or not I think.

    The old ones which used IR (I think the Snes SuperScope did) should still work on all TVs
     
  16. samat2001

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    I loved Time Crisis on the playstation, and point blank was one of the best party games ever...shame they stopped making them :(
     
  17. JaFFa

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    i dont see why the old ones dont work, they work by flasing the screen white everywhere apart from the target and then seeing if the ccd returns anything but white.
     
  18. Eliot

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    well if they used the same tech as the revo then they could make a comeback.
     
  19. sharingan_sasuk

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    I have Time Crisis 3, Crisis Zone and Ninja Assault for the PS2. Don't play them anymore now :p
     
  20. monkeyspank

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    You can get ones with a sensor that you put on top of your screen. I've got one, it's good fun with a projector. the gun looks really really stupid but it works well on Xbox and PS2.