Split up Certain Games for Different Consoles

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Split up Certain Games for Different Consoles

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Very frequently, a game with the same name for a different console is completely different, despite being treated the same by Criticker.

A classic example is Strider. Compare the beloved Sega part of the arcade classic



to the NES version, a different game entirely;



An even more stark example would be Ninja Gaiden. The original arcade was a generic side-scrolling beat em' up, while the NES reimagined the game completely, transorming it into the hack-and-slash classic we all know and love.

I would highly encourage entries for games to be split up based on platform in certain cases.

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Re: Split up Certain Games for Different Consoles

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Thanks for the idea! This is something we'd have to be careful about ... the criteria what can be split out would be difficult to define, and complications arise whenever subjectivity is brought in. We can certainly consider it how best to implement something like this, though!

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Re: Split up Certain Games for Different Consoles

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mpowell wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:21 am
Thanks for the idea! This is something we'd have to be careful about ... the criteria what can be split out would be difficult to define, and complications arise whenever subjectivity is brought in. We can certainly consider it how best to implement something like this, though!
There are many instances where it's about as objective as it can possibly be, developed by different companies and ending up as wholly different games, even in terms of genre.

To offer yet another example, I have no clue how to rank Beavis and Butt-head (1994).

I've played both the Sega Genesis and SNES versions. The Genesis version is a collection of minigames and a fun, decent title. The SNES version is a side-scrolling platformer and widely considered one of the worst games ever.

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I think it'd be a good idea to use the tab for "expansions" in submissions and add an option for a "handheld" or "separate console version". Granted, the latter is a lot harder to utilize here than the former but it is an idea, I think.

Though I def think "mod" could easily fit into this category alongside "expansion."

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Re: Split up Certain Games for Different Consoles

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MTR wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Was already brought up here https://games.criticker.com/forum/viewt ... =23&t=7942
Appreciate the heads-up.

This is a very obvious and necessary change everyone agrees upon; I'm amazed it hasn't been implemented.

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