So I picked up Gems today, and naturally I was pretty damn happy with myself. And $60 was a steal for a new game - most games sell for $100.
Then I found out the following:
[19:17:43] <mike89> does the europe version have the japanese music?
[19:17:51] <mike89> that better be the one i now have...
[19:18:33] <Sprint> if you got gems, the only one with the japanese music is the japanese version
[19:18:41] <mike89> aww, fuck...
[19:18:51] <CosmicFalcon> does the european version have the european music :(
[19:18:56] <mike89> way to screw PAL over!
[19:19:35] <CherryMay> no cf D:
[19:19:54] <CosmicFalcon> does the european version have sor :(
[19:19:55] <CherryMay> it doesnt have SoR/Bonanza Bros either
[19:19:57] <Sprint> i think the music is actually on the CD... but it doesn't use it
[19:20:00] <CherryMay> stupid sega
[19:20:18] <CherryMay> sonic team are a giant failure lately :(
Okay, so there's no Japanese music in Sonic CD. Big deal, I'll play with the sound off. =D
[19:24:56] <Sprint> also, as another testiment to their complete laziness, no 60Hz mode on the PAL version
[19:25:02] <mike89> ...
[19:25:05] <Sprint> that'd take like... 5 minutes to put in
[19:25:06] <mike89> FUCKING HELL
[19:25:25] <mike89> i'd be better off with SADX for the GG games
[19:25:32] <mike89> and i could probably pick up Sonic CD separate
[19:25:41] <mike89> and Fighters i could download or something
[19:25:57] <mike89> though CD and this computer are a silly mix
Now I'm pissed off. What's the point in getting it if I can't even play at 60Hz? I don't want to play the game at 83% speed! I was gonna use this game for time attacking Sonic CD, Sonic R, and possibly the GG games too (though I have SADX for that). Now, as it were, I've effectively forked out $60 for Sonic the Fighters, and while I was keen on playing that, that price is just a little steep for something I could've downloaded anyway.
One bright spot, though...
[19:32:19] <CherryMay> demos?
[19:32:23] <CherryMay> there were demos?
[19:32:30] <CosmicFalcon> or so I hear
[19:32:31] <CosmicFalcon> like
[19:32:38] <CosmicFalcon> "you can play the genesis games for 5 minutes!"
Which is sorta nullified by the lack of 60Hz mode, but y'know... sorta cool. I think NintenDan mentioned a way to circumvent the 5 minute time limit once, too. :O
But at 50Hz mode I'm very unlikely to start recording for Sonic 2 or 3 for SDA, even if I can circumvent the five minute time limit.
All in all, waste of money. If you're in the PAL region, DON'T GET IT.
What did this have to do with the chat? Nobody knows. o_o