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Old 25 February 2015, 10:01   #21
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In the day I completed Premiere and Superfrog but I don't have the patience for them these days. Managed to complete Cannon Fodder 2 a year or so ago.

Don't play that many games now with work and other day to day stuff.
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Old 25 February 2015, 12:29   #22
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I've just been replaying Sensible World of Soccer after it arrived in the post recently. I cannot score a single goal and I don't think I can muster the 'twichiness' necessary to do so again. Amazing the reflexes I must have had as a teenager!

How about you lot?
Are you playing solo or with a friend? You skills will definitely improve faster playing with another human, pride is a good motivator
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Old 25 February 2015, 15:21   #23
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Are you playing solo or with a friend? You skills will definitely improve faster playing with another human, pride is a good motivator
I'm playing solo - my old amiga friends don't live nearby anymore. Although they're keen on UAE since I mentioned it to them so maybe I should send out an invite

And now that you mention it, some games I've actually improved on! I play a better Batman the Movie than ever and nearly cleared Jurassic Park (which was tedious) when I could hardly pass the second or third level before.
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Old 25 February 2015, 22:23   #24
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I suck in all the games in comparison with the past.
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Old 26 February 2015, 01:44   #25
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Chaos Engine. Knew the map and game inside out. Also learnt an algorithm to create my own cheat! Not bad when aged under 10 years old!
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Old 26 February 2015, 21:09   #26
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Could the mods rename the thread as 'Gaming for Geriatrics'. Now I'm off for a nice cup of tea and a digestive. Lovely.
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Old 27 February 2015, 14:42   #27
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Nah! That's age related memory loss that is.
I think you've got that the other way around; I would be inventing things which are not actually there rather than forgetting about them

I don't remember what I said in the other thread which does not exist, but it must have been something to the effect of "anything requiring sharp reflexes". Those really have dulled quite a bit over the years, I react only half as fast as I used to.

So I don't even try games like Rick Dangerous or Gremlins 2 anymore, they're just my worst nightmare. They already were back in the day, but back then I also had the patience to just retry a hundred times.
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Old 27 February 2015, 14:43   #28
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I can't think of any titles in particular (probably all of 'em), but I definitely was WAY more persistant at Amiga games 20 years ago. Now I get frustrated too easily and just ragequit.

Also, I find myself often wondering sometimes how I could manage to do some super-difficult thing when I was 7 and not now!
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Old 27 February 2015, 15:07   #29
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Thank God for point and click adventures, eh?

For games like that that just required unhealthy amounts of twitchiness, I've might just watch the longplays or something. Funnily enough, I was just interested in games I had when I was a kid and anything else just seemed a bit rubbish. Talk about rose tinted goggles! But I tried Soccer Kid recently and I'm really enjoying it.
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Old 27 February 2015, 15:39   #30
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Having spent so long using a Console controller, going back to a Quickshot Pro feels so alien to me playing Uridium II etc seems 100x more difficult as i get resued to the joystick lol
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Old 27 February 2015, 17:38   #31
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I think I remember using a Sega Megadrive controller on my A600 to play Flashback, which was pretty cool. It's possible I was using a PC at that stage but it might be worth checking out.
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I cant use any other joystick beside my star cursor. Its the same one I've used all the time. If I use any other joystick it doesn't feel like your using an amiga.
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Premier Manager 2. Tried it recently and couldn't win a match even with Halifax.
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Old 23 April 2015, 05:41   #34
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Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road - played it again the other day and could not get the car under control! Used to be very good at this and enjoyed 3 player games back in the day!
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After reading these I'm starting to think there is a market for a decellerator
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Old 23 April 2015, 07:49   #36
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Somehow I actually find the old games easier now than when I was teenager. I don't know what makes it... General Amiga gaming experience because I have never stopped playing them? Better general insight into things?

In any case I've got massive results on Lemon/EAB compo compared to where I got with the same games in old times for example. Many games seem to be easier to complete and even pretty short compared to what I remember them being over 20 years ago and how early I used to get stuck on them.
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Old 23 April 2015, 08:03   #37
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You bunch of old, slow farts Age is between the ears! I'm better at gaming now then when I was half my current age (38).
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Old 23 April 2015, 09:11   #38
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You bunch of old, slow farts Age is between the ears! I'm better at gaming now then when I was half my current age (38).
So am I, 20 years ago I wouldn't have been able to wreak havoc in Civilization 5 as I do today - because I play it sloooooow

(in the hypothetical case that Civ 5 existed back then of course)
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That's a good point gimbal - there are categories of games that don't require 'youthful twitchiness' but rather a cool head that I definitely didn't have back then. Maybe Monkey Island 2 will be less frustrating this time around!
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Old 23 April 2015, 11:56   #40
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I remember I was so bad at Super Cars and it annoyed me so much, but now at 36 I tried and aced the whole game for the first try.
Although I also tried SWOS and I am much worse in it than I used to be. I still think it is only a matter of practice, because it also took me some time to master it back then. Same for MU: The Double.
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