dj_convoy Posted November 21, 2018 Share Posted November 21, 2018 (edited) A bit tough to answer now, but let's give it a go: - What would be the maximum you would pay for OMNI? Probably no more than two hundred dollars. It'd have to be doing amazing things like giving me cartridge adapters and ways to play all my pre NES games and etc. for me to pay much more than that. I get economics of scale and so on (especially since this will be a very niche project), but I can't see myself every spending much more than a couple hundred dollars on ANY console, up to and including modern ones. - What would you consider the required minimum number of games at launch to be interested? 4 to 6 gives you a nice spread, I'd say. Realistically, you need enough games where it's not a pig in a poke for buyers, but obviously you can't just snap your fingers and have games. - How important is a pack-in game? Not deal breaking or anything, but it's always a nice value add. Someone mentioned Snail Maze upthread, and I have to say that the simple inclusion of that game made me feel like SEGA really valued me as a customer / gamer, as silly as that may sound. - What kind of retro games you would like to see? I'm a big fan of shoot 'em ups, puzzle games, RPGs and twitchy arcade games. - Do you like the idea of improved versions of classics? If so, would you prefer improved versions of console games or improved versions of arcade games? Or 100% new titles? Hard to say. I would not be opposed to improved classics, I'll put it that way, but I'm definitely opposed to classic games with an ugly new coat of paint. - How important a feature "user content creation" would be for you? I mean, the ability for users to create their own games using a simple language directly on the console? Sounds good in theory, but I'm still grappling with NES Maker, which is probably as user friendly as it can be. - How do you feel about branding? Would you like a well known retro gaming name behind OMNI? Do you prefer the Opcode name? Feel free to speak your mind here. I'm perfectly content with the Opcode name. I don't feel like it needs a fake affiliation with anyone, as this is gonna be it's own thing. Let's say the dumb AMICO thing wasn't happening, and you somehow scored the Intellivision name, and called this the Intellivision OMNI. As much as I like you and respect your work, I'd roll my eyes, because this will have sod all to do with the Intellivision, you know? Of course, others may feel differently about that. - How important is online on a retro inspired console? Online in what sense? Saving scores, playing with other people? Firmware updates? Not desperately important as long as, if there is indeed firmware, it can be updated somehow. - Anything else you think is important? Anything else in your wishlist? In my mind's eye, I can see this as sort of a beefed up Master System. As I've said to you before, the most important thing is going to be games. I know a lot of our fellow Atari Age members are really big on stats (how many sprites on screen? How many colors? How much memory? How much this or that?) but that doesn't interest me nearly as much as what kind of games will I be able to play here and nowhere else? That's going to be a tough road for you to climb, much like it would have been for the R****V**. The bottom line is going to be will there be fun games to play, and is it worth me shelling out two hundred bucks (or whatever) for the ability to play them? Or do I just stick to my PS4 and Switch and buy cool indies on those consoles? I love cool indy games, and buy WAY more of those than AAA titles these days. OMNI sounds neat in theory, but I don't know how viable it will be. My nagging sense of pessimistic realism says that it's going to be a tough sell. I'd be over the moon if you just kept cranking out SGM games, but I get the unending, needless drama has probably somewhat soured you on the scene and you want to do your own thing. I'm not saying that's bad by any means (you should be able to pursue your own dreams, after all), but I just don't know if there are enough people out there to take a gamble on. Edited November 21, 2018 by dj_convoy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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