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stiffler
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« on: June 30, 2004, 05:23:56 AM »

I am very frustrated with the current state of a few of my favorite GBA franchises.  The trend to create multiple versions of the same game began with Pokemon and has since spread to the likes of Bomberman and Megaman.  What is the point of this other than a blatent attempt to move a few extra units?  It has bothered me to the point I have simply refused to buy either version since I can't make up my mind which color is better.

I recently found Bomberman Max 2 (blue) for $9.99 and bought it on a whim.  I'm certainly not going to be buying the Red version.  Even if I did I would need another GBA to access the exclusive features.  The same is true of the last two Megaman Battle Network games.  There is no reason for this.  Sell me Bomberman Rainbow or Megaman Peanut Butter and Jelly and get over yourselves!

Then there is Spyro: Orange and Crash: Purple.  I don't want to own both just to have the complete game.  Again we run into the issue of owning two GBA's.

I am actually pretty upset about the whole GBA/Cube connectivity feature needed to unlock parts of certain games.  I don't own a Cube and don't think I need to have access to less of the game because of it.  There are a couple characters in Mario Golf Advance Tour that can only be unloked by linking it with Toadstool Tour on the Cube.  No Wario or Luigi for me.

At the very least I would like the opportunity to have everything on once cartridge and require a single system.  Make it difficult to get at the locked content, but make it available!

I can't wait to be faced with a choice of "Halo 3: Play As the Blue Guy with a Warthog Version" and "Halo 3: Play as the Red Guy with a Banshee Version."
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2004, 10:33:25 AM »

Another money making scheme to squeeze the pennies from our pockets for sure. I don't appreciate it either, but luckily none of the games I like have fallen prey to that yet.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2004, 04:32:26 PM »

I think the idea is to get people who different versions to trade with each other, rather than to get people to buy both versions.  The differences are usually very slight, so I doubt there are many people who buy both versions.

As for missing out out some stuff, it's a little frustrating. However, what you're missing is usually so small compared to the overall amount of content in the game, I don't really care.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2004, 05:38:06 PM »

Alright, I have decided to buy the BLUE version when I pick up these multi-colored releases.  Everybody else should pick up the OTHER color.  That way if I ever want to trade I can be sure I that I don't run into somebody else with blue.

They always seem to have blue, but not always red.  Mega Man Battle Network 3 came in blue and white.
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