one of the hardest and most frustrating games ever. Those were the times you've had no idea how games to be played but worked it out by playing. The game itself gave instructions but you knew everything by trying and pushing buttons before reaching the first hint. ^^ Not like most crap today.
I guess that's your opinion. To be fair, it has some very great games, but I just think we got shortchanged as opposed to the colorful PAL SNES and Super Famicom. I guess you get used to it, though, like I'm used to the boxy 8-bit NES. (though I think Japanese version looks a bit better)
Thanks for seeing it that way. Its just an opinion and i do realize it varies from person to person.
I personally believe that it relies mostly on perspective. Things look cooler and more exotic from another land. For instance, things that looked so much cooler in europe suddenly didn't when i moved there a few years back. It just feels that Europeans are so shortchanged when it comes to console gaming. They have to pay more, wait longer, and get less as a result. Its just so unfair. I now understand why "piracy" is more prevalent in Eastern Europe. At-least in Greece (where i had to stay) !
They just make it such an attractive option. Well, things have gotten better since systems universally look the same now, and game releases are closer...but still. Anyway, Sega is one of those companies that always had a sleeker look in japan IMO. Megadrive > genesis ! Ps1 is when they all started looking the same, but doesn't Ps1 just take a lot visual cues from the SNES with a CD drive ? Hehehe !
MegaDrive is not that much different than Genesis. Basically the same console, just different colors. Sega kept the look in all regions relatively similar. That's not the same for the boxart, though, which is much different in Japan than in the US.
While the color scheme is the same, the actual design of the megadraive is more sleek, and graceful then its U.S counterpart.I now this is getting very nerdy, but the mega-draive looks like it belongs in the front room...the genesis looks like a cheap toy. It even has the Huge WORDS 16-bit sprawled across the front, as to insult the intelligence of the buyer. JMO !
The Genesis also has the words 16-bit on the front, though it is smaller. I've never seen a MegaDrive in person, though. Just in pictures. To me, the differences are very subtle, especially compared to the SNES and NES, which look like COMPLETELY different consoles in US and Japan.
I know both are black but, the U.S version look like an ugly cousin to me. The U.S. genisis has the words 16 bit sprawled on it, as if i didn't know i just bought a 16 bit system. I dont like that type of gawdy advertisement. In general it just looked like a tackier system, like someone told them that US gamers liked more buttons LOL.
The japanese megadrive (atleast the version i saw) does not have that tacky look. Its more streamlined,smaller, and elegant. While the SNES and Super Famicom are vastly different, at-least they both look great in there own different classy ways.