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Wow! I had no idea this was coming. I'm hoping this will be next month's free PS+ title. This was one of my favorite games on NES and it looks like the new version is sure to please fans of the original.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/23/hands-on-with-strider-on-ps4/

http://us.playstation.com/ps4/games/strider-ps4.html

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/10/strider-hands-on-remember-your-ninja-training/

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I always wanted to play this game on Genesis. But I never owned a Genesis as a kid. I remember looking at the mags and wanting it.

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I always wanted to play this game on Genesis. But I never owned a Genesis as a kid. I remember looking at the mags and wanting it.

Did the same with the Nintendo Power magazine on this one. Can't wait for the new version.
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Wow! I had no idea this was coming. I'm hoping this will be next month's free PS+ title. This was one of my favorite games on NES and it looks like the new version is sure to please fans of the original.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/23/hands-on-with-strider-on-ps4/

http://us.playstation.com/ps4/games/strider-ps4.html

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/10/strider-hands-on-remember-your-ninja-training/

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Next month's free Plus game is Outlast. This will cost money. I am guessing $20.
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Next month's free Plus game is Outlast. This will cost money. I am guessing $20.

That's right, forgot about Outlast.

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Coming 2/18 to PS3 and PS4 and 2/19 to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Steam for $14.99

Definite Day One pickup for me.

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/05/double-helixs-strider-somersaults-into-our-lives-in-two-weeks/
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"Even in my brief encounter with Strider, I felt it successfully toed the line between those old-school sensibilities of punishing platforming segments and unforgiving enemies with modernized mechanics such as ciphers and catapulting," he wrote. "Strider didn't feel like a mindless affair of running left-to-right and slashing everything in sight. Instead, Strider made me think about how I needed to stab every enemy in my path, proving that the mind is the ninja's greatest weapon."
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I can't really justify buying this on PS3... I really need to get out and find me a PS4.
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loved this on my Genesis. Man we are going back now...
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I owned this on my Genesis way back in the day as well. If I'm not mistaken it was one of the first 8 megabit games released; it will be interesting to see how large this new version is.
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Yup, sure was. I still have it biggrin.gif.

Cover art that looks nothing like the character in the get as well.
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I remember the one on NES. It was awesome. Kinda reminded me of bionic commando where you go in the rooms to communicate.

Still one of my favorites from back then
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Out today.

Dammit, I'm working late and have stuff to do later. Sometimes, I hate being a grownup. frown.gif

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Yay, a demo on PS4!!!

Downloading the PS4 demo now - I pre-ordered the full Steam/PC version, which comes out tomorrow. It will be interesting to compare the two versions - I would imagine they might be close to identical.
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Oh good, I didn't know they were going to have a demo. I wasn't prepared to blind buy it. I love my Genesis Strider but this looks a bit different.
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Looks like I got my shiny new PS4 just in time biggrin.gif
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And... it's pretty fantastic. 1080p/60fps old-school side-scrolling action! cool.gif

I kinda wish I didn't pre-order it on PC, because I can't imagine it being any better than the PS4 version. redface.gif

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The PC version isn't. You can't play it on your Vita. biggrin.gif
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Very impressive visually. Didn't have much time to try it but I like what I see already.
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The demo level looks and sounds superb, it really captures something of the original. Definite buy, hopefully the demo unlocks to the full game so I don't have to re-download it...

This will be the first CAPCOM game I've bought since... maybe Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube?
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I played it twice and just wasn't really impressed with it. But I am guessing it will sell well since it is coming out during the early game drought.

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I played it twice and just wasn't really impressed with it. But I am guessing it will sell well since it is coming out during the early game drought.

You played through the demo or complete game? I loved the demo and was wondering if anyone who bought the game could provide some feedback. I'll probably get it anyway since I'm a sucker for side scrollers.
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Not bad, pretty tough but I suck at these kinds of game. Made it up to a sub boss I think.
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Seems too easy on normal. I may regret not starting on hard.
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-strider-next-gen-face-off
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Next-Gen Face-Off: Strider


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Effects, models, and textures are identical throughout the run of play with just one surprising exception: texture filtering. It's not clear why but the anisotropic texture filtering employed on Xbox One is completely absent on PS4, producing a difference that once seen cannot be unseen - a distinct blurring of detail on angled textures that severely reduces detail in places. The nature of the camera work produces a lot of steep angles along surfaces that tends to highlight the issue.

That said, due to the relatively narrow walkways in use, textures typically don't look out of place during normal gameplay. When viewed side by side, however, it becomes apparent that some texture detail is compromised on PS4 as a result. Considering the minor impact this would have had on performance, it's hard to imagine that this was an intentional decision on the part of Double Helix, and we would hope it's a simple switch the developer can adjust should the game ever receive a patch.

Fortunately, this does not detract significantly from Strider's otherwise excellent visual design. With an aesthetic often reminiscent of Konami's ZOE2, Strider presents a sleek and polished world of metal and stone with a heavy reliance on clean lines, muted colours, and contrasted particle effects - an attractive design that manages to recall the original arcade game while leaving its own mark on the series. It is an example of a perfectly balanced, tuned experience that harkens back to the 16-bit days when games were often built to perfectly utilise hardware to deliver a very concise, polished experience. This is the type of game that could still hold up visually 10 or 15 years down the line.

Strider: the Digital Foundry verdict

Anyone with love for old-school 2D action games simply must play Strider. As an adaption of a classic franchise into a "Metroidvania"-style action game, Strider is a smashing success with some of the most responsive and fast-paced action platforming we've experienced in a long, long time. After various lukewarm attempts at reviving narrative-driven franchises, both Strider and Killer Instinct demonstrate precisely where Double Helix's strengths lie. With the company recently being acquired by Amazon to supposedly work on a new Android-based platform, Strider might just be its last major console game release. If that's the case, it's a shame it only just managed to find its footing before leaving the traditional console space.

When it comes to selecting which version of Strider to play, we have to recommend sticking to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC versions of the game. While the game was competently ported to Xbox 360 and PS3, the lower frame-rate does hurt playability somewhat. Between the other three platforms it's safe to say that all three are excellent performers that never drop a frame during gameplay. For owners of all three platforms it's worth keeping in mind the strange texture filtering issue on PS4, which does reduce image quality just a touch from the XO and PC versions of the game. In the end, though, any of these three versions of the game provides a polished, highly enjoyable experience.
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