The ports to modern systems were developed by Digital Eclipse. According to John Faciane, associate producer for the collection, the idea of compiling the various Capcom games developed in association with The Disney Afternoon show block was already in place when he joined Capcom in July 2016. He said that there was growing fan interest in these games after Digital Eclipse released the Mega Man Legacy Collection in August 2015, and when he had joined, the company was in the final stages of figuring out which games to include in the collection.
The ports are based on the studio’s Eclipse Engine, also used in the Mega Man Legacy Collection, which is able to take the original ROM images and decompile them so that they can then re-execute the code in a virtual machine developed for modern systems. The studio recognized, like many games of the 8-bit era, that these titles were generally difficult compared to more contemporary games, and incorporated features like save states and the rewind feature to help players. Some of the additional content for the game were from archives that Digital Eclipse’s head of restoration Frank Cifaldi had made when he “pirated” the games as a youth.
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I thought this would be kind of fun to do tonight, since I was sitting here re-organizing my game shelves. I realized that there were a lot of games that I have that I have never even taken out of the wrapping, or finished. Those that I consider close friends of mine will not see that as a BIG surprise. I have many games that stretch the many different consoles throughout the years, and over that time I have many, MANY games that I have never finished. We all have them. Maybe we had to much to do at home, or we worked a lot of the time, school work to do, or just had the good ol’ fashion, “I have to many games I am trying to play through and finish” and before you know it, another game comes out that you want. I have that alot.
After going through my games, I have decided to compile a list of my (personal) games that are still in my backlog of games I NEED TO COMPLETE OR START! I would love for you to share yours as well! Let the embarrassment begin!
10. Ninja Gaiden (Xbox)
I am a HUGE fan of this franchise, and upon hearing about the games resurrection on the Xbox I was extremely excited. What I was not expecting was the level of difficulty the game had. This didn’t make the game bad by any stretch of the imagination, however one of the greatest challenges that I eventually gave up on. The game was beautiful, and as I said before, CHALLENGING! I never did finish this game, although after looking at a few Youtube videos I am pretty close, and considering that I still have my original Xbox, and my original copy of the game I bought on launch day I may dive back into this one last time to finish it off. Ironically enough, I did finish Ninja Gaiden: Sigma, which was the same game just a little easier that what tormented me on the Xbox.
9. Assassins Creed 3 (Xbox 360)
This franchise had a little bit of a variation of my feelings towards it. The first entry into the franchise was a bit weak and left me a bit disappointed. The second, however, left me wanting another one! I was spoiled by the Ezio story-line that I was fearful to break off of that beaten path. When we did, I only got about half way through the game before I was distracted away from it. I cant remember what game it was that took me away, but I have never gone back into the world of Assassins Creed 3. Not because it was a bad game, but just because I got pulled away by another title. Sorry Ubisoft!
8. Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriot (PlayStation 3)
I do not know for the life of me why I never went back in to finish the story of Snake but shamefully I did not. It is still sitting on my shelf collecting dust, however I did play and FINISH Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that came out late 2015. Dont ask why, as i will again state….. I DO NOT KNOW! Ive slapped myself a couple times for not completing it. I may dive back in to try and finish it, however as I look at this list. . . It could be a while.
7. Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
Anything that Bethesda has ever put together I played through completion. Oblivion took me a while but I was able to beat it. When it came to Skyrim I completed about 75% of the main story-line before being sidetracked by work, and a job re-structure that had me quite busy for a little while. Never was able to jump back in to finish but I may have to now that Fallout 4 is completed and my RPG games are clear. For the most part.
6.Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox 360)
When I said that my RPG games are clear with Elder Scrolls, I was partially correct. I still have yet to complete Fallout: New Vegas. I do not know why but New Vegas didn’t quite hook me like Fallout 3 or most recently 4 did. I don’t know if it was possibly the setting or what, but I just didn’t get hooked. I did enjoy most aspect of it, just couldn’t keep me hooked for a long period of time. I suppose this title is one of those games you take in spurts and finish over a long, and in my case VERY LONG period of time.
5. Dark Souls 2 (Xbox 360)
HAHAHA and I thought my number ten title was challenging. I was dead wrong until I started playing this franchise. Demon Souls on PlayStation 3, and Dark Souls were among some of the most enraging games that I have played in a long, long time. I still have yet to complete the first title and YES I know its not on this list, but HELL! Dark Souls 2 is still in shrink wrap and I still plan on buying the third. Ironic?
4. Final Fantasy XII (PlayStation 2)
I have never considered myself one of the biggest Final Fantasy fans, but for some reason I always buy every version of a Final Fantasy game that comes out, and NEVER play it. I still have this version of the collectors edition wrapped and never played. I have heard great things about the game and would love to sit down and play through it but I never seem to get around to it. I have some many RPG’s on my list that I need to get back into and finish before start another one that I KNOW I WILL NOT FINISH!
3. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
I have always Prided myself on completing Zelda games that I start, and after the long period of time that I spent on Twilight Princess I never did jump right into Skyward Sword. Maybe because I never completed Twilight Princess until Skyward Sword was a few weeks from release. HAHAHA I might have been a bit Zelda burnt out. So YES, I never have started Skyward Sword. 😦
2. Resident Evil 4 (PlayStation 2)
This is one game that I have played on multiple platforms and have never completed on each platform. I got this for the PlayStation 2 when it originally launched and have never completed it. I later picked the game up on the Wii and never completed it there. It is extremely disappointing that I have never finished his game, but I do still have bother versions and would love to complete it. I enjoyed what I have played up into the point I stopped, however I am afraid that when I jump back into it I will have no idea on where I am or what I was doing before.
1. ICO (PlayStation 2)
Sadly enough ICO is another one of those titles that I have on multiple systems and never completed. I have completed Shadow of the Colossus but I never did finish ICO. I loved the game but I can not remember what it was that left me to not completing this one. I bought the collection on PlayStation 3 later on and never did get the chance to take it out of the shrink wrap. It is sad and I know this is one game I need to complete, and with “The Last Guardian” “coming this year” I may need to jump on the ball.